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.
Nissan has now released the configurator for the all-electric Ariya in Germany, with list prices starting at €47,490 as announced at the pre-sale launch. In addition, ADAC has added the Ariya to its private leasing program.
ID. buzz vehicles are again rolling off the production line in Hanover. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWN) has resumed production, which was interrupted for a week due to quality problems with the battery. In the course of the week, the level before the break should be reached again.
Toyota is the third automaker, after Tesla and General Motors, to reach the 200,000 plug-in vehicle sales mark in the U.S., which determines eligibility for the U.S.-wide tax credit.
Chrysler is working on an all-electric successor to the Chrysler 300, according to a media report. Initial key data on the large e-sedan has also been mentioned - but neither the model itself nor the technical specifications are currently confirmed.
In Norway, 11,722 new electric cars were registered in June, accounting for 78.7 percent of all new passenger car registrations for the month, in addition to 1,669 new plug-in hybrids. The Tesla Model Y topped the model rankings in June with 2,533 registrations.
Volvo has announced the construction of a new electric car plant in Slovakia. The new production facility near Kosice is expected to be designed to produce up to 250,000 all-electric cars per year. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2023, with mass production starting in 2026.
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.
Citroën has unveiled a crossover offshoot of its compact ë-C4 model, the new ë-C4 X. In Germany and most European markets, only the new all-electric ë-C4 X will be offered, while in other markets the C4 X will also be available as a combustion engine.
Hyundai has revealed the design of the new Ioniq 6. The second model of Hyundai's electric sub-brand Ioniq is based on the "Electric Global Modular Platform" (E-GMP), like the Ioniq 5, and offers particularly aerodynamic lines with a drag coefficient of 0.21.
SAIC brand MG Motor has given more details on its MG4 Electric compact electric car for European markets. In addition to launching in the fourth quarter of 2022, MG has for the first time released firm technical data on the MG4 and its MSP electric platform.
Volkswagen has previewed the next member of the ID. family with the online world premiere of the ID. Aero. The study of an all-electric, four-door sedan is a preview of the production model developed specifically for the Chinese market, where it will be offered in two versions.
Changan, Nio and CATL's Chinese electric car brand Avatr is partnering with Huawei to develop four new models by 2025, based on a new platform called CHN - including CATL's cell-to-pack battery.