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.
General Motors brand Buick has announced its transition to an all-electric car manufacturer by the end of this decade. Buick's future e-cars will be marketed under the Electra label and will use GM's Ultium platform.
Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the new generation of its GLC SUV model, using only electrified powertrains, which means at least a 48-volt mild hybrid, plus three plug-in hybrids, each with a battery range of more than 100 kilometres.
Hyundai is now offering over-the-air updates to all owners of the Ioniq 5 - but only for the infotainment system, which requires a final manual update.
Porsche has participated in another financing round of the Croatian electric car manufacturer Rimac. Within the framework of the Series D round, which is worth a total of 500 million euros, Porsche is investing a double-digit million sum in Rimac.
BMW has unveiled the third-generation X1 model, which will also get an all-electric offshoot for the first time in the form of the iX1. The all-electric iX1 xDrive30 will be offered alongside two plug-in hybrid variants of the X1 shortly after its launch in October 2022.
There are plenty of E-SUVs, but the range of compact models in the Golf class has been slim apart from the VW ID.3 - now Renault is coming with its first model on the new CMF EV platform. The Renault Megane E-Tech is superior to the ID.3 in terms of software and material quality. The catch of the compact electric car: the price is too high for the class.
The legendary Mini Moke beach car is celebrating its comeback with an all-electric drive. The company Moke International has started production of the electric Moke in the UK and plans to deliver the first units to customers there from June. However, the fun vehicle is not cheap.
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.