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After its European debut in Norway, the Chinese electric car manufacturer Xpeng also plans to launch in Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands next year. It is not yet known when Xpeng also plans to come to Germany.
BMW M has unveiled the Concept XM, a preview of the most powerful car ever built in series by BMW's performance brand, which will start production at the US plant in Spartanburg at the end of next year.
According to a media report, Audi also wants to build its Q4 e-tron electric SUV produced in Zwickau in Brussels from November 2022 due to high demand. The final decision is to be made by the VW planning round on December 9.
BMW has handed over the first units of the all-electric i4 to customers. The electric sedan has been in production at the BMW plant in Munich since the end of October. The first delivery of the SUV-electric BMW iX took place about a week ago, according to the latest group release.
Xiaomi is planning an electric car plant in Beijing, to be built in two stages with capacity for first 150,000 and then 300,000 e-cars per year. The first Xiaomi electric car is still planned for 2024.
Chinese electric car maker Nio is looking for an "EU Plant Operation Manager" in Mazowieckie, Poland, according to a LinkedIn ad posted by the company, suggesting that Nio plans to build a production facility there to serve European markets.
Nissan is accelerating its electrification plans with an investment of two trillion yen over the next five years as part of its Ambition 2030 strategic plan, which has now been unveiled.The Japanese automaker plans to introduce 23 new electrified models by 2030, including 15 pure electric models.
The Mercedes EQS can now also be ordered in Germany as a base model for under €100,000. Following the EQS 450+ and EQS 580 4MATIC variants with the large 108-kWh battery, which have been available to order since August, now comes the EQS 350 with 90-kWh battery, which is available from €97,806.10.
According to a media report, Mercedes-Benz is considering offering the EQE in China, due in 2022, not only as a sedan and SUV, but also launching a hybrid of these two body styles there. The EQE SUS (Sports Utility Sedan) could go on sale in 2024.
Tesla is upgrading production lines at its Shanghai factory for increased capacity starting in December, with rebuilding work in the areas of continuing production of the Model 3 and Model Y expected to last until April 2022. In addition, the first Model Y Performance cars have been delivered in China.