Mercedes-Benz has announced billions of euros of investment in its European assembly plants to equip them for the shift to electric cars by the end of the decade, with production of vehicles on the new electric platforms due to be introduced from 2025.
The DeLorean Motor Company has released the first full look at its battery-electric Alpha5 model, as well as the first technical specs for the gull-winged sports coupe, and there's some initial info on other models as well.
US-based electric car startup Rivian has apparently parted ways with its head of production Charly Mwangi amid problems with the production ramp-up of Rivian's first two models. In addition to the personnel move, the company is also said to be restructuring its production.
SAIC brand Maxus has unveiled two new electric models, with the new Mifa 9 van and T90 EV pickup available to order in the UK from August 2022 and scheduled for delivery from the first quarter of 2023.
After VW had strictly quota the vehicles for the dealers in Germany due to the high demand for E-cars, the manufacturer is now apparently increasing the quota at least for the ID.3. According to a media report, every German dealer gets additional vehicles - but not many.
In the first three months of the year, Xpeng increased its vehicle deliveries compared to the same quarter last year, with the Chinese electric car maker delivering a total of 34,561 vehicles during the period.
A few days after the market launch of the Audi Q5 e-tron built by SAIC Volkswagen, pre-sales of the Audi Q4 e-tron from FAW Audi are now also starting on the Chinese market.
BYD has begun pre-sales of its Seal e-sedan in China, revealing pricing and specs for the highly anticipated electric car, which is expected to rival the Tesla Model 3.
Hyundai Motor Group has reached an agreement with the state of Georgia to build its first all-electric vehicle and battery manufacturing facility in the US.
Mercedes-AMG is giving a glimpse of its all-electric future with a design study that has now been unveiled. The Vision AMG is a four-door e-coupé whose shell houses the standalone AMG.EA platform, which is currently being developed in Affalterbach for all-electric performance models.
Indonesia's investment minister, Bahlil Lahadalia, says he is confident Tesla will make investments in the country. Media reports indicate that Elon Musk has agreed to build a plant at the industrial complex in Central Java province after meeting with Indonesia's President Joko Widodo.
Polestar is reporting record sales for the first four months of this year, while the electric car brand is reducing its projected number of vehicle sales to customers for 2022 from 65,000 to about 50,000 units.
Renault has unveiled the Scenic Vision compact concept car with fuel cell plug-in technology, which the French company describes as a glimpse of a future all-electric family vehicle.