Category : Automobil

Magna builds first production prototypes of the Fisker Ocean

Magna builds first production prototypes of the Fisker Ocean

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.

Xpeng shows smaller sedan P5

Xpeng shows smaller sedan P5

Chinese electric car maker Xpeng has delivered a first look at its third production model after the G3 compact SUV and the P7 large sedan. The third Xpeng model is called the P5 and is effectively a little brother to the P7 - but in some ways it is superior to the P7.

Audi launches the Q4 e-tron with three drive variants

Audi launches the Q4 e-tron with three drive variants

Audi has unveiled its first two MEB models, the Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron. The e-SUV and e-SUV coupe are intended to be "the entry into the electric world at Audi," according to Audi CEO Markus Duesmann, with prices starting at €41,900.

China: Ford opens order books for Mustang Mach-E

China: Ford opens order books for Mustang Mach-E

Ford has launched pre-orders in China for its Mustang Mach-E. The electric model is now available in China at prices ranging from 265,000 to 379,900 yuan (currently the equivalent of about 33,900 to 48,500 euros).

Huawei confirms electric car plans under its own brand

Huawei confirms electric car plans under its own brand

The rumor that Huawei plans to have electric cars built under its own brand has now been officially confirmed. As Huawei CEO Eric Xu told analysts, Huawei plans to invest $1 billion in researching technologies for automated electric cars.

VW ID.4 achieves 418 kilometres EPA range

VW ID.4 achieves 418 kilometres EPA range

The VW ID.4 has received its range ratings from the EPA in the U.S. According to the report, the current base version ID.4 Pro with rear-wheel drive and 82-kWh battery pack is rated at 260 miles (418 kilometers), which is 10 miles (16 kilometers) more than the ID.4 Pro S and 1st Edition variants.

Yamaha shows e-motor for high performance electric cars

Yamaha shows e-motor for high performance electric cars

Yamaha Motor has developed an electric motor with a maximum output of 350 kW. According to the Japanese, this drive module can be used in "hyper EVs" and other high-performance applications.

Polestar brings front-wheel drive version with two battery sizes

Polestar brings front-wheel drive version with two battery sizes

Polestar is expanding the range for its all-electric hatchback Polestar 2. As of now, three powertrains are available. In addition to the already available dual-motor drive with 300 kW output and a 78 kWh battery, there are now also two variants with front-wheel drive.

Citroën announces PHEV crossover C5 X

Citroën announces PHEV crossover C5 X

Citroën is reviving its C5 - as a crossover model C5 X. The new model features a design that is said to "cleverly combine typical attributes of sedan, station wagon and SUV". The Citroën C5 X, which is built on the EMP2 platform, will also be launched with plug-in hybrid drive. There is also speculation about an E version at a later date.

Formula E: Vergne and Vandoorne win race in Rome

Formula E: Vergne and Vandoorne win race in Rome

The two ePrix on the second weekend of Formula E racing have produced two new winners this season. Saturday's race was won by former champion Jean-Eric Vergne in the DS Techeetah, while on Sunday Mercedes driver Stoffel Vandoorne crossed the finish line in first place.

Fiat curbs production of the electric 500

Fiat curbs production of the electric 500

Fiat will cut production of the all-electric Fiat 500 at its Mirafiori plant in Turin from 300 to 210 units a day starting next week as the manufacturer struggles to keep up with battery supplies.

China: BYD launches four electric vehicles with "Blade Battery

China: BYD launches four electric vehicles with "Blade Battery

BYD announces it will equip all future all-electric models with its "Blade Battery". The first new electric models to have the Blade batteries on board for the Chinese market are the Qin PLUS EV, Song PLUS EV, and the 2021 versions of the Tang EV and e2.

Xpeng wants to build another plant in Wuhan

Xpeng wants to build another plant in Wuhan

Chinese electric car maker Xpeng has announced plans to build another plant, in Wuhan, with an annual capacity of 100,000 cars. No timetable has yet been given for construction or even production to begin.