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.

Nio competitor Xpeng also announces e-sedan

Nio competitor Xpeng also announces e-sedan

Chinese electric car maker Xpeng has announced another e-sedan, which will be the third model in its portfolio alongside the G3 compact SUV and the P7 sporty sedan. The new model is set to be unveiled later this year, with large-scale production also set to begin before the end of 2021.

Opel reportedly cancels orders of the Mokka-e

Opel reportedly cancels orders of the Mokka-e

Because production capacities for the model are exhausted, Opel has now even cancelled contracts with customers, according to a media report. Officially, according to Opel, some variants of the Mokka-e are still sold out, while others are still available for order.

Available for pre-order in China: Nio unveils ET7 e-sedan

Available for pre-order in China: Nio unveils ET7 e-sedan

Nio has unveiled its new flagship model, the ET7 electric sedan with advanced autonomous driving features, following the three previous e-SUVs, the ES8, ES6 and EC6. The sedan is available for pre-order now as a debut special edition as well as regular with 70 or 100 kWh battery options. Nio is also making pricing public.

China: Tesla reportedly plans new entry-level model for 2022

China: Tesla reportedly plans new entry-level model for 2022

Tesla could launch a significantly cheaper model as early as next year, according to new information from China that cites an environmental report from the California-based electric carmaker for its Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai.

Indication of rapprochement between Apple and Hyundai

Indication of rapprochement between Apple and Hyundai

Apple could pick South Korean automaker Hyundai as a partner to develop its rumored self-driving electric car, a statement from the South Koreans suggests, but Hyundai has since become more wishy-washy.

Confirmed: Baidu to build e-cars at Geely plants

Confirmed: Baidu to build e-cars at Geely plants

A few weeks ago, it was revealed that Chinese tech company Baidu was looking into getting into electric car production, but what's new now is the information that the production of the e-cars will apparently take place in Geely's existing plants.

Volkswagen opens ID.4 configurator

Volkswagen opens ID.4 configurator

VW has opened the configurator for the ID.4 in Germany. The E-SUV starts with a 77 kWh battery and a 150 kW electric motor in the rear at gross list prices starting at 44,450 euros. Deliveries of the all-electric SUV model are scheduled to begin in the first quarter.

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.