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.

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.

Fiat Chrysler plans to manufacture e-cars in Poland from 2022 onwards

Fiat Chrysler plans to manufacture e-cars in Poland from 2022 onwards

Fiat Chrysler plans to invest 755 million zloty - the equivalent of about 166 million euros - in its plant in Tychy, southern Poland, to produce hybrid and electric cars of the Jeep, Fiat and Alfa Romeo brands there from next year.

Tesla starts series production of the Model Y in China

Tesla starts series production of the Model Y in China

Tesla has started mass production of the Model Y in Shanghai and lowered the model's prices, but there are also some changes to the China-built Model 3 to kick off the year.

Tesla delivered 499,550 cars in 2020

Tesla delivered 499,550 cars in 2020

Tesla delivered 499,550 vehicles last year, reaching all but a few units of its pre-Corona pandemic goal of half a million electric cars, and production has already surpassed 500,000.

Our look ahead - These electric cars are coming in 2021

Our look ahead - These electric cars are coming in 2021

Which new electric cars will be launched in 2021? In the price range between 30,000 and 50,000 euros, the choice is growing. In addition to the compacts, an armada of heavyweight E-SUVs is rolling towards us. Christoph M. Schwarzer looks for us at the electric offerings of the new year!

LG Electronics and Magna build e-car components

LG Electronics and Magna build e-car components

LG Electronics and Magna have announced a joint venture to manufacture electric motors, inverters and onboard chargers. The joint venture, tentatively named "LG Magna e-Powertrain," will also manufacture complete e-drive systems for certain automakers.