Contract manufacturer Magna has completed the first 55 prototypes of the Fisker Ocean, which will now undergo various final tests before series production of the electric SUV is scheduled to begin at Magna in Graz on November 17, 2022.
General Motors-owned US automaker Cadillac has unveiled the Celestiq concept. The show car is seen as a preview of its upcoming all-electric flagship sedan, which is still being developed to production readiness. The luxury model, which will be built in a factory, will be based on GM's Ultium platform.
Mini has unveiled the Concept Aceman e-crossover as a preview of a new vehicle concept for the premium small car segment. Exact data on the vehicle or powertrain is scarce - Mini sees the Concept Aceman as purely a design study and a harbinger of a new interior and material concept.
US company Faraday Future has once again postponed the start of production of its FF 91 luxury electric car. The startup is now hoping to raise $325 million in funding by the end of the year so it can start production in 2022 after all. The situation is apparently very serious.
In future, people with restricted mobility and fine motor skills will also be able to drive the all-electric Mini Cooper SE, as the model will now be available with appropriate driving and operating aids.
Renault's Alpine sports car brand is giving a glimpse of its electric future with a concept car. The Alpine A110 E-ternité is based on the brand's internal combustion sports car, but has been rebuilt for the study as an all-electric open-top sports car with 178 kW of power.
The Genesis Electrified GV70 is now available for pre-order in Germany with prices starting at €67,300. The brand's third electric car after the GV60 and Electrified G80 is scheduled for delivery in October 2022.
Geely brand Lotus has completed construction of its vehicle plant in the Chinese city of Wuhan, where it produced the first example of its all-electric Eletre SUV model. The Wuhan factory is designed to have an annual capacity of 150,000 vehicles.
GM's Chevrolet brand has unveiled the Blazer EV, an all-electric SUV based on parent company General Motors' Ultium platform that will be available with a choice of front-, rear- or all-wheel drive.
Hyundai has unveiled the RN22e and the N Vision 74, two very different electric vehicle studies from its performance sub-brand N. The Koreans also confirm that the Ioniq 5 N will debut in 2023.
Italian luxury carmaker Automobili Pininfarina has begun production of its all-electric GT supercar, the Battista, which is now being hand-built in a 2,300-square-meter facility in Cambiano in Italy's Piedmont region. A maximum of 150 examples are expected to be built in total, with deliveries beginning at the end of summer 2022.
BMW's Mini brand has revealed the all-electric Mini Cooper SE for the first time as a convertible. So far it's just an unsaleable one-off, but there's apparently some hope for a production model.
A decision has apparently been made at BMW that the next generation of models based on the "New Class" platform planned for 2025 will be built exclusively with pure E-drives. In addition, another rumor about the battery cells for the new architecture is being confirmed.