Category : Automobil

Mercedes launches AMG version of the C-Class as a PHEV - with 13 km electric range

Mercedes launches AMG version of the C-Class as a PHEV - with 13 km electric range

Mercedes-AMG has unveiled the C 63 S E Performance, a 500 kW plug-in hybrid offshoot of the C-Class with know-how from Formula 1, which will be launched as a saloon and estate, but the development of the electric part of the powertrain was clearly focused on boosting performance.

Daimler sells Hambach plant / Smart production continues

Daimler sells Hambach plant / Smart production continues

The Daimler Group has now officially confirmed that its plant in Hambach, France, is to be sold to Ineos. The British group will take over the plant in the next few weeks after final details have been clarified. A solution has been found for the production of the electric Smarts.

Tesla plans further capital increase

Tesla plans further capital increase

Tesla has announced a capital increase of another five billion U.S. dollars. This is already the second capital increase within three months: Tesla had already announced at the beginning of September that it intended to raise up to five billion dollars through the sale of further share certificates.

Hyundai Tucson plug-in hybrid to be released in spring

Hyundai Tucson plug-in hybrid to be released in spring

Hyundai will also offer its Tucson compact SUV as a plug-in hybrid from spring 2021 and has now given the first details, making the part-time electric vehicle the most powerful variant in the new Hyundai Tucson's engine range with a system output of 195 kW and up to 350 Nm of torque.

Zero Labs shows e-platform for conversion of classic cars

Zero Labs shows e-platform for conversion of classic cars

California-based Zero Labs has developed a standardized platform that can be used to convert a variety of classic car models to electric drive. The platform is expected to be available in the fall of 2021, when the manufacturer also plans to release a list of all classic cars that can be converted based on the underpinnings.

Lunaz to convert 50 classic Range Rovers to e-drives

Lunaz to convert 50 classic Range Rovers to e-drives

British company Lunaz, which specialises in electric classic cars, has announced that it is now converting classic Range Rovers to electric drive. Prices start from £245,000 (excluding tax). As well as an electric drive, you get a refurbished and upgraded car in return.

Change of ownership: fox e-mobility wants to revive Mia 2.0

Change of ownership: fox e-mobility wants to revive Mia 2.0

Plans for the launch of the Mia 2.0 electric car are being revived: after announcing last year that production of the small car would start in early 2020, it is now said that the start of production is being targeted for Q1 2023.

VW acquires majority in China joint venture with JAC

VW acquires majority in China joint venture with JAC

VW has taken a majority stake of 75 percent and thus management control over the joint venture with JAC and immediately renamed the company from JAC Volkswagen to Volkswagen (Anhui) Automotive Company Limited. The name of Anhui Province appears in the company name for a reason: an eMobility hub is to be built there.

Toyota: New business unit for H2 activities in Europe

Toyota: New business unit for H2 activities in Europe

Toyota has established a new business unit in Europe for its fuel cell and hydrogen activities. Through the Fuel Cell Business Group, based in Brussels, Toyota Motor Europe intends to work closely with industry partners, national and regional governments and organisations.

Lexus shows new e-drive control

Lexus shows new e-drive control

For its next-generation electric and hybrid vehicles, Lexus has unveiled an e-drive control system called "Direct4," and an all-battery electric concept vehicle based on the technology is expected to be unveiled in the first quarter of 2021.

Audi A3 Sportback PHEV now available to order with 180 kW

Audi A3 Sportback PHEV now available to order with 180 kW

Audi is starting advance sales in Germany this week for the A3 Sportback 45 TFSI e. With a system output of 180 kW, the model offers a more powerful plug-in hybrid drive than the A3 Sportback 40 TFSI e, which is already available, and costs from €40,395.29 (including 16% VAT).

Three-wheeled solar electric car from Aptera available for pre-order

Three-wheeled solar electric car from Aptera available for pre-order

US-based Aptera Motors is now accepting pre-orders for its three-wheeled solar electric car, which is advertised as having a range of up to 1,000 miles, equivalent to around 1,600 kilometres.

Toyota gives preview of e-TNGA product range

Toyota gives preview of e-TNGA product range

Toyota has announced production preparations for a new all-electric SUV model. The mid-sized vehicle will be based on the new e-TNGA platform, which the Japanese company has now also released more key data on.