Category : Automobil

Mercedes launches AMG version of the C-Class as a PHEV - with 13 km electric range

Mercedes launches AMG version of the C-Class as a PHEV - with 13 km electric range

Mercedes-AMG has unveiled the C 63 S E Performance, a 500 kW plug-in hybrid offshoot of the C-Class with know-how from Formula 1, which will be launched as a saloon and estate, but the development of the electric part of the powertrain was clearly focused on boosting performance.

BYD makes millions in profit in the first quarter

BYD makes millions in profit in the first quarter

BYD posted revenue of about 41 billion yuan (about 5.1 billion euros) in the first quarter of 2021, slightly more than double (+108 percent) the year-ago quarter, and profit rose even more - but mainly because of one-time items.

Audi returns to Le Mans with hybrid sports car

Audi returns to Le Mans with hybrid sports car

It had already been foreshadowed: Audi wants to enter a hybrid sports car in the 24 Hours of Le Mans again in the 2023 season, but unlike Toyota or Peugeot, for example, the Ingolstadt-based company will not build a hypercar in accordance with the Le Mans rules.

Geely subsidiary Lotus becomes an all-electric brand

Geely subsidiary Lotus becomes an all-electric brand

Geely's British brand Lotus also sees its future in battery-electric cars, which is why the Emira, due to be unveiled this summer, will be the last Lotus sports car with an internal combustion engine. From 2028, Lotus plans to sell only electric cars.

Opel Mokka-e: The one with the pleasing hat on

Opel Mokka-e: The one with the pleasing hat on

The Mokka-e is the latest model based on Stallantis' e-CMP platform. Its looks are the main reason for the strong demand. Christoph M. Schwarzer now provides detailed driving impressions. After the order bottleneck at the beginning of the year, Opel headquarters now says that anyone who orders the Mokka-e now will get it this year.

Nio starts construction of industrial park in Hefei

Nio starts construction of industrial park in Hefei

Chinese electric car maker Nio has launched construction of a massive industrial park called Neo Park in Hefei, which will be home to an industrial cluster for smart electric vehicles that will not only build Nios but also house hundreds of other companies.

VW presents ID.4 GTX with all-wheel drive

VW presents ID.4 GTX with all-wheel drive

Volkswagen has presented the first all-wheel drive model of the ID. family. However, the technical data of the ID.4 GTX are not new - the price of 50,415 euros before promotion, however, is. In the summer, the sporty GTX model should be on the market.

Škoda delivers first Enyaq - in Norway

Škoda delivers first Enyaq - in Norway

Škoda has started deliveries of its Enyaq iV electric model. The first example went to a family in Norway. After the start of deliveries in the Scandinavian markets, Western and Central Europe are to follow from May and June 2021 - and with it Germany.

US order start for Ford Mustang Mach-E GT

US order start for Ford Mustang Mach-E GT

Ford is now taking orders in the U.S. for the GT variant of its Mustang Mach-E electric model. Mustang Mach-E GT and Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition versions are now available for order in the U.S. at list prices starting at $59,900 and $64,900, respectively, and are scheduled for delivery in the fall of 2021.

Tesla posts seventh consecutive quarterly profit

Tesla posts seventh consecutive quarterly profit

In the first quarter of 2021, Tesla generated a surplus of $438 million, which is the same level of surplus after one quarter as it was after three quarters last year. According to Tesla, this was made possible primarily by lowered costs. In the meantime, Tesla expects a later start of production for the Gigafactory in Grünheide.

Hyundai opens configurator for Ioniq 5

Hyundai opens configurator for Ioniq 5

Hyundai has opened the configurator for the Ioniq 5 in Germany, which means that the prices for the other drive variants are now also known. For example, the rear-wheel drive version with a large battery is slightly cheaper than the all-wheel drive variant with the 58 kWh battery.

Mercedes and BMW win Formula E race in Valencia

Mercedes and BMW win Formula E race in Valencia

Mercedes driver Nyck de Vries and BMW driver Jake Dennis have won the two Formula E races in Valencia. Saturday's race with the Mercedes victory in particular caused discussion: only nine of the 24 cars were classified in the end as many drivers ran out of energy.

Renault plans 65 percent electrified vehicles by 2025

Renault plans 65 percent electrified vehicles by 2025

At the annual general meeting, Renault boss Luca de Meo set new targets for the electrification of the brand in Europe. By 2025, the share of electrified passenger cars should be 65 percent, and by 2030 a share of at least 90 percent is planned.