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 Opel Rocks-e is a light electric vehicle that can be driven without a driver's license. In other words, it's an electric dwarf designed primarily for city traffic. We spent two weeks driving the Rocks-e around Hamburg and learned a lot about the strengths and weaknesses of the concept. Here's the driving report!
Subaru has priced its first electric model, the Solterra, in Germany. The electric SUV, which shares a platform and technology with the Toyota bZ4X, will launch in this country with prices starting at €57,490.
Volkswagen and Indian vehicle manufacturer Mahindra are exploring the use of MEB components in Mahindra's new "Born Electric Platform". A cooperation agreement that has now been concluded sets the framework for further evaluation of the collaboration.
With the activation of the configurator, the pre-sale of the VW ID Buzz and the ID Buzz Cargo starts this Friday in Germany and most European markets.
Porsche has started testing the technology components of the Mission R electric racing car study unveiled at the IAA 2021 with the 718 Cayman GT4 ePerformance as the test vehicle.
There have been some changes to the prices of Mercedes-Benz's EQA and EQS electric models in Germany, with the entry-level EQA variant becoming more expensive and the EQA 250+ variant even becoming cheaper. But there have also been changes to the EQS: among other things, the previous basic EQS 350 variant is no longer available to order.
Audi will offer its compact A3 model only in all-electric form for the next generation due in 2027 as part of its accelerated electric drive, according to a media report.
Last weekend, Formula E made another guest appearance in Berlin. While Venturi driver Edoardo Mortara won Saturday's race, Mercedes driver Nyck de Vries was victorious on Sunday. Formula E will also be racing in Berlin in the next two years.
Volkswagen plans to continue building the e-Up until the end of 2025, as Sales Director Hildegard Wortmann has now announced. The production version of the ID. Life study, now openly referred to as the ID.2, will then seamlessly take over.
Renault has now confirmed it has launched a strategic review into a spin-off of its e-car business - and given more details. Specifically, a separate company in France could be dedicated to the development, production and sales of electric vehicles and software.
The Afro-European startup NamX presents the prototype of a fuel cell SUV designed by Pininfarina, which is to be launched on the market at the end of 2025. The highlight of the concept car called HUV lies in hydrogen storage.
US-based electric car startup Rivian has reported its financial results for the first quarter of 2022. Net loss for the first three months of the year was $1.59 billion, compared to $414 million in the year-ago quarter. However, the loss narrowed compared to Q4 2021.