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Under the title Project Arrow, Canadian automotive suppliers are planning an electric SUV that will be developed and built entirely in Canada. The first drivable prototype is expected to be available in 2023, with series production starting in 2025.
Polestar is developing a new electric motor and battery pack with an 800-volt system, according to a media report, and the Polestar-exclusive powertrain could debut in the Polestar 5.
The all-electric SsangYong Korando e-Motion will roll onto the German market in early 2022 at prices starting at €38,990. The Korean brand's first electric car is powered by a 140 kW engine and features a 61.5 kWh battery that provides a WLTP range of up to 339 kilometers.
Molly Taylor, Johan Kristoffersson and former Formula 1 driver Nico Rosberg's Team Rosberg X Racing are the first champions in the history of the electric SUV racing series Extreme E. The championship leaders beat Lewis Hamilton's Team X44 in an extremely close final.
Chinese electric car maker Nio has unveiled its new mid-size sedan, which is expected to have a range of more than 1,000 kilometers in China's CLTC test with the largest battery option. Deliveries to Chinese customers are expected to begin in September 2022.
Porsche is apparently planning an all-electric Panamera successor as well as another electric model to be built at the Leipzig plant in the future in addition to the electric Macan successor.
UK electric vehicle developer Arrival has unveiled the first finished prototype of the Arrival Car, which is being developed with Uber specifically for the ride-hailing industry. Arrival will now begin testing the electric car and will incorporate feedback into the next design phase.
Rivian has set the location for its planned second U.S. plant: it will be located east of Atlanta in the state of Georgia and will be capable of producing up to 400,000 electric vehicles per year when completed, with construction scheduled to begin in the summer of 2022 and production to start in 2024.
Renault has priced its Mégane E-Tech Electric in Germany, where the electric car is available at an entry-level list price of €35,200, or from €25,630 after subsidies. On lease, rates start at €230 per month.