Category : Automobil

Mercedes invests two billion euros in E-conversion of assembly plants

Mercedes invests two billion euros in E-conversion of assembly plants

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.

Volvo to build 60 percent e-cars in Ghent in 2022

Volvo to build 60 percent e-cars in Ghent in 2022

Volvo Cars is tripling production capacity for electric cars at its plant in Ghent, Belgium, with e-cars set to account for around 60 percent of total production capacity there by 2022. So far, Ghent has produced an all-electric version and PHEV versions of the Volvo XC40, among others.

MG apparently plans e-small car and e-sports coupe

MG apparently plans e-small car and e-sports coupe

British SAIC brand MG Motor is apparently planning more electric models, with a small electric car and a sports coupe set to launch in Europe later this year, according to a British media report.

Nio builds up "Nio Certified" used car service

Nio builds up "Nio Certified" used car service

Nio is launching a used car service called "Nio Certified" and has set up a nationwide business network to offer the buying and selling of vehicles and services such as inspections and appraisals. Within five years, Nio plans to invest 3 billion yuan (380 million euros) in the service.

High demand for Tesla Model Y in China

High demand for Tesla Model Y in China

Tesla is apparently experiencing high demand for its Model Y in China. After series production of the Model Y was launched in Shanghai a few days ago and the first deliveries were still promised for January, the Tesla website for China now lists the second quarter of 2021 as the delivery date for new orders.

E-car sales: OEMs in China with strong final spurt

E-car sales: OEMs in China with strong final spurt

China's largest electric car makers have released their December 2020 sales figures, taking stock of the year as a whole. Towards the end of 2020, BYD and WM Motor both made gains, as did Nio and Xpeng Motors, with the latter duo posting new sales records for December.

Smart apparently working on E-SUV on Geely platform

Smart apparently working on E-SUV on Geely platform

The relaunch of the Smart brand in the form of the Chinese joint venture with Geely is becoming more concrete: the first model is to be an electric SUV, which will also be offered in Europe.

Rivian may be on the verge of another billion-dollar funding deal

Rivian may be on the verge of another billion-dollar funding deal

Electric car startup Rivian is reportedly close to closing a multi-billion dollar funding round, with a media report saying the new investments will give Rivian a valuation of $25 billion (around €20 billion).

Honda plans for electric cars with GM technology become concrete

Honda plans for electric cars with GM technology become concrete

More details have now emerged about the North American auto alliance announced by General Motors and Honda, which will also involve vehicle platforms (including for e-cars). According to an insider report from the U.S., specific timelines and factories for Honda's electric models are mentioned.

Aspark begins production of Owl e-sports car

Aspark begins production of Owl e-sports car

The Japanese conglomerate Aspark has started production of a small series of 50 Owl sports cars. The vehicle is supposed to go from 0 to 100 km/h in less than two seconds. The model, which is available at three million euros each, is probably not sold out yet.

Tesla receives license for direct imports in Israel

Tesla receives license for direct imports in Israel

Tesla is apparently on the verge of a large-scale launch of the Model 3 in Israel: the company has received a license from Israel's Ministry of Transportation to import its electric cars without volume restrictions. Until now, Tesla was only allowed to import up to twenty vehicles in Israel, mainly for testing purposes.

Byton: Manufacturing with Foxconn starting in 2022

Byton: Manufacturing with Foxconn starting in 2022

Struggling e-car startup Byton is negotiating a collaboration with Apple contract manufacturer Foxconn, according to a media report, for a $200 million investment, with plans reportedly to start mass production of the Byton M-Byte in the first quarter of 2022.

Audi will probably show first Artemis model at the IAA

Audi will probably show first Artemis model at the IAA

According to a media report, the study for the first Audi model of the electric showcase project Artemis is to be presented this fall as part of the IAA. There is also more info on the start of series production planned for the end of 2024 and possible offshoots in the VW Group.