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Audi A3 Sportback PHEV now available to order with 180 kW

Audi A3 Sportback PHEV now available to order with 180 kW

Audi is starting advance sales in Germany this week for the A3 Sportback 45 TFSI e. With a system output of 180 kW, the model offers a more powerful plug-in hybrid drive than the A3 Sportback 40 TFSI e, which is already available, and costs from €40,395.29 (including 16% VAT).

Opel Mokka-e partially sold out until September 2021

Opel Mokka-e partially sold out until September 2021

The Opel Mokka-e isn't scheduled for delivery until March 2021, but the rush for the small e-SUV is apparently so great that some variants will be sold out by September 2021.

Ford Mustang Mach-E starts at 46,900 Euro

Ford Mustang Mach-E starts at 46,900 Euro

Ford has now published all the data and prices of the all-electric Mustang Mach-E for the German market. New compared to the presentation of the model are, among other things, the price details for the extended range variants (88 kWh) with rear and all-wheel drive.

Audi starts series production of the e-tron GT

Audi starts series production of the e-tron GT

Audi has announced that it will start series production of the e-tron GT at the Böllinger Höfe site "in the next few days". The Ingolstadt company's most powerful electric model to date is to be built in the Neckarsulm plant, which is part of the Neckarsulm plant, in a balance sheet-neutral manner.

BMW iX3 costs from euro 66,300 in Germany

BMW iX3 costs from euro 66,300 in Germany

BMW has activated the online configurator for the all-electric iX3 in Germany and published the price and equipment list that will be valid from January 1. According to this, the starting price is slightly lower than originally announced, namely 66,300 euros (incl. 19% VAT) for the Inspiring variant.

e.GO Life: Series production to restart in early 2021

e.GO Life: Series production to restart in early 2021

e.GO Mobile plans to start production at its main plant in Germany in early 2021 after relaunching under the Next.e.GO Mobile name. The Aachen, Germany-based electric car manufacturer has also signed an agreement with the Greek government to set up a second series production facility.

FCA offers NewMotion charging solution to fleet customers

FCA offers NewMotion charging solution to fleet customers

Fiat Chrysler and NewMotion are collaborating to systematically provide FCA's business customers with access to NewMotion's charging ecosystems. The offering will be rolled out in 12 European countries - the first being France, Germany and the UK.

Aral in Wuppertal: Loading and refuelling under one roof

Aral in Wuppertal: Loading and refuelling under one roof

Aral has put its first HPC chargers into operation under an existing filling station roof in Wuppertal. The two 300 kW columns, each with two charging points, are located at Nevigeser Straße 31. Aral will be opening further HPC infrastructure at filling stations in Germany in the coming weeks.

VW opens order books for the Tiguan eHybrid

VW opens order books for the Tiguan eHybrid

The VW Tiguan eHybrid, which was unveiled in July, is now available to configure and order. Prices for the plug-in hybrid offshoot of the Tiguan start in Germany from €42,413.11 (including the 16 percent VAT rate that applies until the end of the year) or from €43,510 with 19 percent VAT.

McDonald's plans fast chargers at 1,054 German stores

McDonald's plans fast chargers at 1,054 German stores

Following a number of charging infrastructure initiatives in other European countries, McDonald's is now announcing the roll-out of charging facilities on a large scale in Germany, with all 1,054 McDonald's German stores that have a McDrive to be equipped with fast charging points by 2025.

Sales start of the VW ID.4 in the first week of January

Sales start of the VW ID.4 in the first week of January

The VW ID.4 is scheduled to go on sale in Germany and several European countries in the first week of January. Meanwhile, the VW e-Golf is history: The last example of the electric car rolled off the production line at the Transparent Factory in Dresden on December 23.

E-buses: VDL receives orders from Plön, Völklingen and Neuss

E-buses: VDL receives orders from Plön, Völklingen and Neuss

Dutch bus manufacturer VDL Bus & Coach has received orders for a total of 16 electric buses from three more German cities: Plön in Schleswig-Holstein, Völklingen in Saarland and Neuss in North Rhine-Westphalia.

Kia gives rate details for "KiaCharge" charging service

Kia gives rate details for "KiaCharge" charging service

Kia is now publishing the terms for its "KiaCharge" charging service in Germany, which it says allows customers to charge at 98 percent of all public charging stations in Germany via an account at fixed prices that apply nationwide. Customers are billed once a month.

Jolt Energy installs storage-based DC charger at ESSO

Jolt Energy installs storage-based DC charger at ESSO

Jolt Energy will install its storage-based fast-charging solution MerlinOne at up to 40 ESSO filling stations in city centres in southern Germany next year. An agreement to this effect has now been signed by Jolt Energy Group and EG Group.

Designwerk and Volvo extend activities to BRD

Designwerk and Volvo extend activities to BRD

Volvo Trucks and Designwerk are now extending their cooperation on truck electrification to the German market. The scope of the agreement includes chassis supply, sales cooperation and access to the existing aftersales infrastructure.

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross PHEV costs from 30,890 euros

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross PHEV costs from 30,890 euros

Mitsubishi has now priced the Eclipse Cross Plug-in Hybrid for the German market, where the PHEV SUV will be offered from spring 2021 with three equipment lines and a limited "Intro Edition". The base version is available from 30,890 euros after promotion.

Fast-charging law: The BMVI's delicate balancing act

Fast-charging law: The BMVI's delicate balancing act

With 1,000 DC charging parks, the federal government wants to finally make the electric car suitable for the masses and remove the last doubts about charging availability and range anxiety. In the meantime, the associated draft of the so-called fast charging law is being discussed in Berlin. This is intended to define the legal framework for the tenders - but questions remain unanswered.

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.

First figures on accidents with e-treadrollers

First figures on accidents with e-treadrollers

From January to September 2020, police in Germany recorded a total of 1,570 accidents involving e-treadrollers in which people were injured or killed, with a total of seven people killed and 1,365 injured, 269 of them seriously, according to the Federal Statistical Office.

Seat starts selling the Tarraco PHEV

Seat starts selling the Tarraco PHEV

Seat has launched sales of the Tarraco e-Hybrid in Germany. The plug-in hybrid SUV is available to order now at prices starting at €43,970 - around a year after the original target date.

VW: ID.3 sales with small battery starts

VW: ID.3 sales with small battery starts

The VW ID.3 is now also available in Germany with the smallest of the three battery variants. Following the versions with 77 kWh and 58 kWh net capacity, the ID.3 can now also be configured with the 45 kWh battery - at gross list prices starting at €31,495.

Tesla lowers price for Model 3 in Germany

Tesla lowers price for Model 3 in Germany

Tesla has lowered the prices for all variants of the Model 3 in Germany by up to 3,500 euros. The list price for the basic Standard Range Plus version drops to 39,990 euros, that for the Long Range variant to 49,900 euros. The Model 3 Performance now stands at 54,990 euros in the configurator.

Base Taycan with rear-wheel drive comes to Europe

Base Taycan with rear-wheel drive comes to Europe

The Porsche Taycan with rear-wheel drive is already available in China, and will be in dealerships here in Germany from March. Prices in Germany start at 83,520 euros. With rear-wheel drive and the optional larger battery, the basic Taycan is the version of the model series with the longest range.

VW launches subscription offer for the ID.3

VW launches subscription offer for the ID.3

Volkswagen Financial Services is now offering private customers the VW ID.3 on a monthly subscription basis. With a minimum contract term of six or three months, the usage fee is €449 or €539 per month.

Renault offers free home charger to Zoe buyers

Renault offers free home charger to Zoe buyers

Renault is launching a limited offer for private customers in Germany, who will receive a free Schneider Electric EVlink Wallbox G4 Smart home charger in addition to a €10,000 electric bonus when financing or leasing the Renault Zoe until the end of February.

Tesla Model S/X: Small refresh outside, big update inside

Tesla Model S/X: Small refresh outside, big update inside

Tesla has also presented the revised versions of the Model S and X when announcing the business figures for 2020. From the outside, the update is hardly noticeable, under the sheet metal and in the interior, the changes are disproportionately larger. In Germany, deliveries are expected to start in September.

Siemens expands network connection to Aral service stations

Siemens expands network connection to Aral service stations

Aral intends to complete the announced installation of more than 100 HPC charging points at 30 German service stations before the end of the first quarter of 2021 and has commissioned Siemens Smart Infrastructure to expand the network connection at the service stations. Aral is also already planning the expansion of its HPC network.

Mini gives Cooper SE and its siblings a facelift

Mini gives Cooper SE and its siblings a facelift

Mini has given its 3-door, 5-door and convertible a facelift, which in the case of the 3-door also benefits the purely electric Mini Cooper SE. The drive technology remains unaffected by the refresh. The new edition of the electric Mini Cooper SE starts in Germany at list prices from 32,500 euros.

BMW unveils four more PHEVs in the 3- and 5-series

BMW unveils four more PHEVs in the 3- and 5-series

BMW is adding two more models to its plug-in hybrid lineup for both the 3 Series and 5 Series starting in March. Specifically, the 320e and 520e will be added to the portfolio for both the sedan and Touring versions of the two model lines, with prices ranging from €47,450 to €55,900 before incentives.

US authority demands recall of 150,000 Model S and X

US authority demands recall of 150,000 Model S and X

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) ordered Tesla to recall more than 150,000 vehicles a few days ago due to a flaw in the infotainment unit (Media Control Unit) that poses a safety risk.

Ministry of Transport promotes e-vehicle development

Ministry of Transport promotes e-vehicle development

The Federal Ministry of Transport (BMVI) is funding three research projects with a total of 24.4 million euros, which will develop both battery-electric commercial vehicles and fuel cell drives.

Hyundai Kona electric facelift starts at 35,650 euros

Hyundai Kona electric facelift starts at 35,650 euros

Hyundai has announced prices for the refreshed Kona Electric and Kona Hybrid in Germany. The new Kona Electric is available with a 100 kW engine and 39.2 kWh battery at list prices starting at €35,650, the 150 kW variant with a 64 kWh battery from €41,850 - both before incentives. The Kona Hybrid starts at €26,900.

Peugeot e-Partner coming in autumn 2021

Peugeot e-Partner coming in autumn 2021

Peugeot has unveiled the new e-Partner, completing the usual trio of commercial vehicles from the PSA brands. The electric high-roof van will be launched in two lengths and should be available to order from autumn 2021.

Criticism of SchnellLG: Has the market really failed?

Criticism of SchnellLG: Has the market really failed?

The draft bill for the fast charging law has been keeping the charging industry on its toes for weeks. In the meantime, the publicly voiced criticism of charging point operators is getting louder. They fear not only consequences for their existing charging stations, but also further expansion outside the "federal charging parks". But not all companies share the criticism.

Peugeot starts selling more PHEV models

Peugeot starts selling more PHEV models

Peugeot has opened the order books in Germany for the revised 3008 with two plug-in hybrid variants. In addition, the 508 PSE ("Peugeot Sport Engineered") is now available to order as a saloon and estate.

Quantron offers e-vehicles for long-term rental via partners

Quantron offers e-vehicles for long-term rental via partners

Quantron has entered into a sales partnership with Fraikin Deutschland GmbH, a member of the French Fraikin Group, to further advance e-mobility in the commercial vehicle sector in the area of long-term rental.

Smart EQ Fortwo Coupé gets special model

Smart EQ Fortwo Coupé gets special model

Smart is bringing the EQ Fortwo Coupé to dealers in April as a special "Edition Bluedawn" model. The most striking feature of the special edition is the paintwork: the car is painted in a matt blue, which Daimler calls "Velvet Blue".

Lidl and Kaufland introduce app for using their chargers

Lidl and Kaufland introduce app for using their chargers

The discounter Lidl and the grocery retail chain Kaufland, which both belong to the Schwarz Group, are launching a new app called eCharge from the beginning of February, which displays all Lidl and Kaufland charging stations and their availability on an interactive map.

Seat Mii electric returns as special model after order stop

Seat Mii electric returns as special model after order stop

Seat is bringing back the Mii electric. The small electric car can now be ordered again in Germany, but only in the special edition "Edition Power Charge". The model costs 24,650 euros or 15,080 euros after promotion.

Daimler extends e-car subscription to commercial vans

Daimler extends e-car subscription to commercial vans

Following the introduction of the subscription models for the EQC and EQV, Mercedes-Benz is extending its range of subscriptions for the first time to include e-transporters with commercial vehicle registration: the eVito panel van and the eSprinter are now also available "on subscription".

Mercedes EQA available to order now

Mercedes EQA available to order now

Mercedes-Benz is opening the order books for its EQA compact electric vehicle, which was unveiled about two weeks ago. The first models will arrive at dealerships in the spring. List prices in Germany start at €47,540.50 for the EQA 250 with 140 kW.

Allego opens first fast charging site in France

Allego opens first fast charging site in France

Dutch charging point operator Allego has opened its first fast charging site in France, but some existing charging parks are currently experiencing problems - following an incident, eleven charging parks in Germany and the Netherlands have been taken offline.

VW dealers apparently plan flat delivery fee for e-cars

VW dealers apparently plan flat delivery fee for e-cars

According to a media report, several VW dealers are considering passing on additional costs for the delivery of electric cars to customers by introducing a service fee. The background: dealers invest up to 300 euros per delivery of e-cars, which is not covered by the commission paid by the manufacturer.

VDL builds e-buses for Verden, Goslar and Braunschweig

VDL builds e-buses for Verden, Goslar and Braunschweig

VDL Bus & Coach has received orders from three transport companies in Germany for a total of twelve Citea SLF-120 Electric: nine of the e-buses will go to Kraftverkehrsgesellschaft Braunschweig, two to Verdener Verkehrsgesellschaft and one to Stadtbus Goslar.

Allego upgrades 40 Fast-E sites from 50 to 150 kW

Allego upgrades 40 Fast-E sites from 50 to 150 kW

Dutch charging infrastructure specialist Allego has started to increase the charging capacity from 50 to 150 kW at 40 fast-charging sites in Germany built as part of the EU's Fast-E project. 300 kW fast chargers are also planned for some selected sites.

Statkraft becomes majority shareholder of Bee Charging Solutions

Statkraft becomes majority shareholder of Bee Charging Solutions

Statkraft makes another acquisition in the charging infrastructure sector: the Norwegian state-owned energy company announces the acquisition of a 51 percent stake in Swedish provider Bee Charging Solutions. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2021.

Tesla opens repair platform to independent automotive shops

Tesla opens repair platform to independent automotive shops

Tesla has opened up its repair and maintenance information platform to third parties after several complaints to the EU Commission, allowing independent car service providers unrestricted access to the info. Meanwhile, an investment firm has sharply increased its Tesla stake.

Federal government increases wallbox subsidy to 300 million euros

Federal government increases wallbox subsidy to 300 million euros

The Federal Ministry of Transport has increased the funding volume for private wallboxes from 200 million euros to 300 million euros, but even with the additional budget, more than two thirds of the volume has already been used up.

Rivian apparently plans European plant - Germany also in the running

Rivian apparently plans European plant - Germany also in the running

Electric car startup Rivian, which is backed by Amazon and Ford among others, is looking for European locations for a new plant, according to informed sources, with Germany, the UK and Hungary among those under discussion.

Greenpeace attacks Volkswagen again

Greenpeace attacks Volkswagen again

After the environmental organization accused the group at the end of last year of showing too little commitment to boosting sales of its e-cars, based on test talks at 50 VW dealerships, it is now precisely those e-car sales that Greenpeace is targeting.

VW: Price increase probably "CO2-oriented

VW: Price increase probably "CO2-oriented

After VW last raised prices in Germany in May 2020, the next price round is likely to take place at the beginning of March. According to a media report, electric cars will be exempt from this, while the price increase for combustion engines will be "CO2-oriented".

Two software recalls for Mazda's MX-30 at the same time

Two software recalls for Mazda's MX-30 at the same time

Due to problems with the engine control unit, Mazda is recalling the MX-30 in Europe. 11,774 examples of the E-SUV, 3,825 of which are in Germany, need an update of the control unit because the brake lights can light up when reversing even though the brake pedal is not depressed. Pretty much all of these vehicles are affected by a second problem, which is also related to the update [...]

Toyota Mirai: Comfortable sedan with only one standout feature

Toyota Mirai: Comfortable sedan with only one standout feature

The second generation of the Toyota Mirai goes on sale on 1 March. We were able to drive the fuel cell sedan in advance for a first test. The model is convincing in some aspects, but in other areas the Mirai quickly runs out of arguments.

Audi expands PHEV range for the Q5

Audi expands PHEV range for the Q5

Audi continues to expand its range of plug-in hybrid models. The Q5 TFSI e quattro gets a new battery, which should increase its e-range. In addition, the Q5 Sportback is also coming in two PHEV variants with immediate effect.

Mercedes C-Class to get PHEV with 100-kilometer electric range

Mercedes C-Class to get PHEV with 100-kilometer electric range

Mercedes has unveiled the new-generation C-Class, with only mild hybrids available at launch, but a plug-in hybrid is expected to follow in a few months, promising a long electric range on paper and unusually high charging power for plug-in hybrids.

Tesla: Chip shortage slows production only briefly

Tesla: Chip shortage slows production only briefly

Tesla apparently wanted to shut down production for the Model 3 in Fremont for two weeks due to an industry-wide chip shortage, but the production shutdown only lasted a few days. But there's also new info on the Model Y from Grünheide.

VW ID.4 available with 109 kW engine

VW ID.4 available with 109 kW engine

The VW ID.4 is now available in Germany in a new base engine version. The configurator shows the ID.4 with the new 109 kW engine in combination with the 52 kWh battery at prices starting at 36,950 Euros - before promotion. That's 1,500 Euros less than the version with 125 kW engine and 52 kWh battery introduced at the beginning of February.

Opel: All dealers equipped with Mokka

Opel: All dealers equipped with Mokka

The Opel Mokka and electric Mokka-e are now available in dealerships, and the manufacturer says test drives are now available at dealerships.

Start of ordering for basic version of the Škoda Enyaq

Start of ordering for basic version of the Škoda Enyaq

Škoda is now taking orders in Germany for the entry-level 50 variant of the Enyaq iV. The Enyaq iV 50 with a 109 kW engine and 55 kWh battery capacity (gross) can be ordered now from €33,800 - before subsidies. However, it is not just the price that is falling, but also the freedom to choose the equipment.

Hyundai Santa Fe PHEV starts at 55,750 euros

Hyundai Santa Fe PHEV starts at 55,750 euros

As announced, Hyundai is now offering the Santa Fe in Germany for the first time as a plug-in hybrid. The Koreans are also revealing further technical data on the Santa Fe plug-in hybrid, which will be available at German dealers from the end of March.

BMW iX starts at 77,300 euros - market launch at the end of 2021

BMW iX starts at 77,300 euros - market launch at the end of 2021

BMW has revealed the prices and technical specifications of the two versions of its iX e-SUV. The iX xDrive40 and iX xDrive50 variants will be offered for market launch at the end of 2021 - In Germany at prices starting at 77,300 euros.

VW: ID.4 to be delivered to customers before the end of March

VW: ID.4 to be delivered to customers before the end of March

VW will start customer deliveries of the ID.4 this month. The first ID.4s will be handed over to customers in many European markets before the end of March. In Germany, deliveries will start on March 26.

Dacia Spring: In Germany from 10,920 euros after promotion

Dacia Spring: In Germany from 10,920 euros after promotion

Dacia has now priced its Spring electric model in Germany to coincide with the start of pre-orders on March 20. The base list price in this country is a comparatively lavish €20,490 for the entry-level "Comfort" version, with a German launch announced for autumn 2021.

Ford offers special e-insurance for Mustang Mach-E

Ford offers special e-insurance for Mustang Mach-E

Ford has announced a special Ford Auto-Versicherung insurance offer for the Mustang Mach-E in Germany: buyers of this e-car will receive comprehensive insurance cover with an extra 25 percent discount on their individual motor vehicle liability and comprehensive insurance premiums.

Startup Elvah advertises charging flat rate in Germany

Startup Elvah advertises charging flat rate in Germany

The startup Elvah has launched a charging app with a Germany-wide charging flat rate. Elvah advertises that it is the first to offer access to all public charging stations of all providers in Germany.

Mercedes broadens eSprinter production base

Mercedes broadens eSprinter production base

Mercedes-Benz Vans has announced that it will build the next generation of the eSprinter in a total of three plants - two of them in Germany - starting in 2023. The vehicle will then also be based on a new platform, as we know.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 gets eight-year vehicle warranty

Hyundai Ioniq 5 gets eight-year vehicle warranty

Hyundai Motor Germany is extending the vehicle warranty of a total of eight years without mileage limit already granted for the Kona electric and Ioniq electric models to the new 800-volt Ioniq 5 electric vehicle presented at the end of February.

Mercedes launches subscription offer for the EQA

Mercedes launches subscription offer for the EQA

The Mercedes-Benz EQA 250 is now also available on a subscription basis - as the third electric passenger car model after the EQC and EQV. According to Daimler, the offer is becoming increasingly popular, with one in three customers opting for the EQ subscription.

Great Wall announces H2 SUV and H2 heavy-duty truck

Great Wall announces H2 SUV and H2 heavy-duty truck

Great Wall Motor, unveiling its H2 strategy, has announced plans to launch its first hydrogen-powered SUV model before the end of 2021, as well as 100 FC heavy-duty trucks on the roads. GWM also plans to contribute a hydrogen-powered passenger car fleet to the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.

Q1: 10% of new Opel cars in Germany with e-drives

Q1: 10% of new Opel cars in Germany with e-drives

Around 4,850 electrified Opel vehicles (passenger cars and light commercial vehicles) were newly registered in Germany in Q1 2021, meaning that around one in ten Opels sold in Germany was a battery-electric vehicle or a plug-in hybrid.

Ekoenergetyka creates chargers for e-vehicles

Ekoenergetyka creates chargers for e-vehicles

Ekoenergetyka is working on a new series of charging stations for e-commercial vehicles, offering outputs of between 750 kW and 1.5 MW. 22 of these new "Ultrachargers" from the Polish charging infrastructure specialist are to be introduced initially at test locations in Germany and Poland by the end of 2023.

Polestar brings front-wheel drive version with two battery sizes

Polestar brings front-wheel drive version with two battery sizes

Polestar is expanding the range for its all-electric hatchback Polestar 2. As of now, three powertrains are available. In addition to the already available dual-motor drive with 300 kW output and a 78 kWh battery, there are now also two variants with front-wheel drive.

Hyundai also brings Staria with "eco-friendly powertrains"

Hyundai also brings Staria with "eco-friendly powertrains"

Hyundai Motor officially unveils its new Staria van range, which will be launched in Germany in the second half of 2021. The Hyundai Staria will initially launch with internal combustion engines, with "more environmentally friendly powertrains" to follow in the coming years.

Eloop: Investment in the millions and 200 new Tesla Model 3s for Vienna

Eloop: Investment in the millions and 200 new Tesla Model 3s for Vienna

The Viennese e-car sharing start-up Eloop (formerly Caroo Mobility) is benefiting from a seven-figure investment. In return, a subsidiary of the Graz-based C&P Immobilien AG and the Luxembourg fund of the European Super Angels Club are investing in the sharing provider.

Nikola and Iveco plan H2 infrastructure in Germany

Nikola and Iveco plan H2 infrastructure in Germany

Nikola, the US developer of battery and fuel cell trucks, together with Iveco, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the transmission system operator OGE (Open Grid Europe). The partners are planning a business model for the pipeline-based transport of hydrogen for FCEVs from various production sites to hydrogen filling stations in Germany.

BCG study on sales potential in the electricity business with e-cars

BCG study on sales potential in the electricity business with e-cars

The breakthrough of electromobility in this decade will cause the electricity business with electric cars to grow rapidly, according to an analysis by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Currently, the energy consumption of e-cars on German roads amounts to one terawatt hour, according to the study.

Hyundai opens configurator for Ioniq 5

Hyundai opens configurator for Ioniq 5

Hyundai has opened the configurator for the Ioniq 5 in Germany, which means that the prices for the other drive variants are now also known. For example, the rear-wheel drive version with a large battery is slightly cheaper than the all-wheel drive variant with the 58 kWh battery.

Toyota launches e-transporters

Toyota launches e-transporters

Toyota has begun launching the Proace Electric and Proace Verso Electric in Europe, with list prices in Germany starting at €41,948 for the Proace Electric and €58,530 for the Proace Verso Electric, with the smaller Proace City Electric to follow in October this year.

Ford offers new wallboxes for private and business customers

Ford offers new wallboxes for private and business customers

Ford Germany has reorganised its wallbox range. Through a cooperation with Eneco eMobility, the Cologne-based company now offers wallboxes for private and business customers. Eneco is also to take over the installation of the chargers.

Audi e-tron GT available to order in Germany

Audi e-tron GT available to order in Germany

The Audi e-tron GT is now available for order in Europe. The electric Gran Turismo is only available with all-wheel drive in two performance levels. The Audi e-tron GT quattro costs from 99,800 euros in Germany, while the RS e-tron GT is priced from 138,200 euros.

Kia takes orders for EV6

Kia takes orders for EV6

The Kia EV6 is now available for configuration and ordering at local dealerships in Europe. During the reservation period, which is now closed, Kia received 7,300 reservations for the electric model in Europe, indicating - as with the e-Niro - long delivery times.

Mercedes EQA can be ordered in two all-wheel drive versions

Mercedes EQA can be ordered in two all-wheel drive versions

Mercedes-Benz is now offering two further versions of its EQA compact electric vehicle: the front-wheel drive EQA 250 with 140 kW, which has been available to order since February, can now be joined by two all-wheel drive variants.

Genesis brings three E-models to Europe

Genesis brings three E-models to Europe

Hyundai's luxury Genesis brand has announced details of its European debut this year. The official sales launch for Germany, Switzerland and the UK is scheduled for the summer - initially with combustion models, but with three pure electric models to follow from the end of 2021.

Tesla Gen 3 Wall Connector available

Tesla Gen 3 Wall Connector available

The third-generation Tesla Wall Connector is now available in Germany. The new wallbox has a number of new features: the connectivity now installed also makes the Tesla Wallbox eligible for subsidies in Germany.

VW increases ID.3 base price / Higher charging power for small batteries

VW increases ID.3 base price / Higher charging power for small batteries

Volkswagen has adjusted the model lineup for the ID.3 in Germany, simplifying the offering but increasing the base price by €465. Most interesting change: DC charging power for the two smaller battery packs is increasing.

Audi e-tron and e-tron Sportback as Edition S line black

Audi e-tron and e-tron Sportback as Edition S line black

Audi is launching the e-tron and e-tron Sportback in the S line black edition. The special editions of the two all-electric SUVs have now gone on pre-sale in Germany and other European markets.

Peugeot unveils FC transporter e-Expert Hydrogen

Peugeot unveils FC transporter e-Expert Hydrogen

After Opel presented the fuel cell version of its Vivaro van model called Vivaro-e Hydrogen a few days ago, group competitor Peugeot now presents its e-Expert Hydrogen, which adopts the technology and is thus also supposed to offer a range of over 400 km according to WLTP.

Elaris introduces another E-SUV

Elaris introduces another E-SUV

Elaris, the new electric car brand from Rhineland-Palatinate, has unveiled its third model. The Beo SUV is a vehicle from the Chinese manufacturer Skywell. The Beo is scheduled to be available from the end of July and will cost 41,330 euros including premiums.

Next.e.GO Mobile starts selling the Life Next

Next.e.GO Mobile starts selling the Life Next

Electric car manufacturer Next.e.GO Mobile began selling its special edition e.GO Life Next in Germany this week, and founder Günther Schuh has also completely retired from the company, effective June 1.

Start of ordering for the Peugeot e-Rifter in Germany

Start of ordering for the Peugeot e-Rifter in Germany

The Peugeot e-Rifter is available to order in Germany with immediate effect. The basic list price for the purely electric high-roof family van in this country is €37,590, from which up to €9,570 innovation premium will be deducted when buying or leasing.

Opel opens order books for the Combo-e Life

Opel opens order books for the Combo-e Life

The Opel Combo-e Life is now available for order in Germany. The high-roof station wagon is available at list prices starting at 38,100 euros. If you deduct the subsidy of 9,570 euros, the purchase price is reduced to 28,530 euros. The model is scheduled to roll into dealerships in the fall.

Start of ordering for Skoda Enyaq iV 80x with all-wheel drive

Start of ordering for Skoda Enyaq iV 80x with all-wheel drive

The Skoda Enyaq iV can be ordered in Germany with immediate effect with all-wheel drive starting at a list price of 47,000 euros. The Sportline variant of the Enyaq iV 80x can also be ordered with immediate effect at a list price of 50,650 euros.

Maxus brings 3.5-tonne eDeliver 9 to Germany

Maxus brings 3.5-tonne eDeliver 9 to Germany

SAIC's commercial vehicle brand Maxus is now also launching the eDeliver 9 on the German market, following the previous introduction of the EV80 and eDeliver 3 in this country. The new e-transporter is available in various body and battery variants and is priced from €51,490 net.

PHEV version of the DS 4 available to order in Germany

PHEV version of the DS 4 available to order in Germany

French stellantis brand DS Automobiles is opening the order books for the DS 4. As a plug-in hybrid DS 4 E-Tense 225, the compact model is available in Germany at list prices starting at €37,900, with the first deliveries scheduled for later this year.

Audi to switch to agency sales as of 2023

Audi to switch to agency sales as of 2023

According to a media report, Audi also plans to sell its electric cars in the agency model from 2023, which VW has already been relying on since launching its electric offensive last year. At Audi, the changeover is to take place "in a staggered manner in key European markets from 2023".

Honda starts German distribution of the Power Charger S+ (4G)

Honda starts German distribution of the Power Charger S+ (4G)

The Honda Power Charger S+ (4G), developed by Honda and distributed by Vattenfall, is now available in Germany. The maximum power of the wallbox for home charging is 7.4 kW (single-phase) or 22 kW (three-phase).

Volvo C40 Recharge available to order from 57,890 euros

Volvo C40 Recharge available to order from 57,890 euros

The first all-electric Volvo, the C40 Recharge Pure Electric, is now available to order in Germany, starting with a premium-equipped special edition model called the "First Edition", which Volvo is advertising at €57,890.

Coca-Cola plans to fleet hundreds of Hyundai Kona electric cars

Coca-Cola plans to fleet hundreds of Hyundai Kona electric cars

Coca-Cola European Partners Deutschland GmbH has received the first Kona electric cars from Hyundai, and the South Korean carmaker is now to deliver up to 200 more electric vehicles to Coca-Cola every year.

Stellantis invests 30 billion euros in electromobility

Stellantis invests 30 billion euros in electromobility

Stellantis has unveiled its new electric strategy, with the multi-brand group aiming for 70 percent of its sales in Europe and 40 percent in the U.S. to come from "low emission vehicles" by 2030. One step along the way, Opel will become an electric brand in Europe by 2028.

Tesla Model Y available for order in Europe / Delivery starting in September

Tesla Model Y available for order in Europe / Delivery starting in September

The Tesla Model Y can now be ordered in Germany with expected delivery dates starting in September. Since the Tesla factory in Grünheide is not expected to be up and running at this point, this means that the first Model Ys will be imported to Germany from China, contrary to previous belief.

Ford opens order books for Mustang Mach-E GT

Ford opens order books for Mustang Mach-E GT

Ford opens the order books in Europe on Monday for the Mustang Mach-E GT, the most powerful version of the all-electric range, with gross list prices in Germany starting at €72,900.

BMW and Daimler network mobility services

BMW and Daimler network mobility services

BMW and Daimler are dovetailing their Free Now and Share Now offerings. Vehicles from the Share Now car-sharing service can be booked via the Free Now multimobility platform from the end of July in France, Germany, Spain and Italy.

Polestar expands service network to 125 partners

Polestar expands service network to 125 partners

Electric car brand Polestar has expanded its German service network, which has now grown to 125 partners following an initial expansion of 61 service points in the spring of this year.

BMW iX and i4 configurable

BMW iX and i4 configurable

BMW has opened the online configurator for its new i4 and iX electric models, with prices for the electric sedan starting at €58,300 (before incentives) and the larger iX e-SUV at €77,300. BMW also offers pre-configured models for both ranges.

Dacia Spring now available to order in entry-level "Comfort" version

Dacia Spring now available to order in entry-level "Comfort" version

Order books are now open in Germany for the Dacia Spring in the entry-level "Comfort" version. The base price is 20,490 euros. After deducting the electric bonus, the model is available from 10,920 euros. Dacia has announced the market launch for autumn.

New Mercedes S-Class can be ordered as a plug-in hybrid

New Mercedes S-Class can be ordered as a plug-in hybrid

Mercedes-Benz is now starting sales of the new S-Class as a plug-in hybrid, which was unveiled last year. The S 580 e is available to order now in short and long wheelbase versions at list prices starting at €123,736.

Lucid Motors plans market launch in Germany for 2022

Lucid Motors plans market launch in Germany for 2022

California-based electric car startup Lucid Motors plans to start delivering its cars in Germany next year, Germany CEO Roberto Russo confirmed to electrive.net. Deliveries are also set to start in other European countries in 2022.

Fisker to open brand centres in USA and Europe in 2022

Fisker to open brand centres in USA and Europe in 2022

Fisker has released details on its plans for offices in the U.S. and Europe, with the first so-called "Brand Experience Center" set to open in Los Angeles in the first half of 2022, followed by a center in Munich. In addition, Fisker is naming a price orientation for Ocean in Germany for the first time.

BMW wants 5,000 employee charging points by the end of the year

BMW wants 5,000 employee charging points by the end of the year

The BMW Group has already exceeded its 2019 target of installing around 4,100 charging points for electrified cars at its German sites by the end of 2021, with around 4,350 charging points installed to date together with partner E.On.

Two further variants of the Audi Q4 e-tron available to order

Two further variants of the Audi Q4 e-tron available to order

Following the sales debut of the Audi Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron in April, two further variants have now been added to the portfolio: the Q4 Sportback 40 e-tron, the model with the longest range in the series, and the Q4 45 e-tron quattro as an all-wheel-drive variant are now available to order.

Is Rivian building its European plant near Bristol?

Is Rivian building its European plant near Bristol?

Rivian has been negotiating with the UK government to build a plant near Bristol for several weeks, according to a media report, but the talks are not yet at an advanced stage.

51,351 applications for the environmental bonus in July

51,351 applications for the environmental bonus in July

The Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA) registered exactly 51,351 applications for the environmental bonus in July, an increase of 150 percent compared to the same month last year.

Subscription provider Finn.Auto buys 500 Aiways U5

Subscription provider Finn.Auto buys 500 Aiways U5

Aiways has sold around 500 units of the Aiways U5 e-SUV to Munich-based car subscription provider Finn.Auto, with an initial delivery of 150 vehicles to Finn.Auto over the next three months.

Mercedes EQS launches at prices from 106,374 euros

Mercedes EQS launches at prices from 106,374 euros

Mercedes-Benz is now accepting binding orders for the EQS. The EQS 450+ variant with 245 kW costs at least 106,374.10 euros, while the all-wheel-drive EQS 580 4MATIC model is listed at 135,529.10 euros.

BMW revises the iX3

BMW revises the iX3

Shortly after the market launch of the iX3, BMW announced a facelift for the electric SUV. However, the model update only affects the appearance and the interior, there are no changes to the drive. The revised model will be on the market in Europe in the fall.

VW ID.3 Pure not available to order again until 2022

VW ID.3 Pure not available to order again until 2022

The VW ID.3 can no longer be configured with the smallest 45 kWh battery. The ID.3 Pure had already disappeared from the configurator a few days ago. Now the reason is also clear: There is a lack of semiconductors.

Car rental company Starcar procures 130 Aiways U5

Car rental company Starcar procures 130 Aiways U5

Starcar has become the first car rental company in Germany to add the Aiways U5 to its fleet. Specifically, at least 130 of the electric cars will be delivered to Starcar in August and distributed to their locations nationwide.

MG Motor expands distribution network in Germany

MG Motor expands distribution network in Germany

British SAIC brand MG Motor continues to expand its distribution network in Germany, with the all-electric ZS EV SUV and EHS plug-in hybrid now available at 53 locations across the country.

First Tesla Model Y delivered in Europe

First Tesla Model Y delivered in Europe

Tesla has handed over the first Model Ys to customers in Europe, with social media posts showing that the first handovers have taken place in Germany, the Netherlands and Norway. There are also new rumours about the battery technology of the Model Y built in Grünheide.

Opel launches a spin-off of the Citroën Ami in autumn

Opel launches a spin-off of the Citroën Ami in autumn

Opel has unveiled its own offshoot of the Citroën Ami electric two-seater light vehicle. The Opel Rocks-e will be available to order online or through direct sales at select Opel dealers in Germany starting this fall, with other markets to follow in 2022.

Volkswagen now offers ID.3 and ID.4 on a subscription basis

Volkswagen now offers ID.3 and ID.4 on a subscription basis

Volkswagen has been offering cars on subscription in Germany since September 1. Customers can subscribe to the all-electric ID.3 and ID.4 models on a monthly basis. The ID.3 is available from €499, the ID.4 from €649. The Wolfsburg-based company estimates that it will be able to generate around 20 percent of its sales from subscriptions and other short-term mobility offers by 2030.

Start of ordering for Cupra Born

Start of ordering for Cupra Born

Seat's Cupra brand has opened the order books for its first MEB Stromer, Born. In Germany, the compact car starts at €37,220, giving it a price of €27,650 after deducting the environmental bonus.

Polestar: Start of deliveries of single-engine variants in September

Polestar: Start of deliveries of single-engine variants in September

Polestar has announced that the single-engine variants of the Polestar 2, which were unveiled in the spring, will begin shipping this month. The Swedish-Chinese brand is also looking to expand further globally.

Renault charging service and GP Joule set up joint venture

Renault charging service and GP Joule set up joint venture

Renault charging service Mobilize Power Solutions and Schleswig-Holstein-based energy and charging specialist GP Joule Connect have agreed to form a joint venture to increasingly offer turnkey charging solutions in Germany, Austria and Switzerland - primarily for commercial fleet operators.

EnBW: Twelve more large HPC parks in 2021 / Commissioning in Wörth

EnBW: Twelve more large HPC parks in 2021 / Commissioning in Wörth

EnBW has announced the commissioning of twelve more large fast charging parks by the end of the year. One of these is now opening on the A3 near Wörth an der Donau, around 20 kilometres east of Regensburg, where 16 charging points with up to 300 kW of power are now available.

Nio shows ET7 in Germany

Nio shows ET7 in Germany

Nio has unveiled its ET7 electric sedan in Germany - and Europe - for the first time, unveiled earlier this year in China. Nio also confirms that the ET7 will be the first model to be launched in Germany in 2022.

Volvo launches front-wheel drive version of the XC40 Recharge

Volvo launches front-wheel drive version of the XC40 Recharge

Volvo is now launching a second drive variant for the all-electric XC40 Recharge in Germany. Following the sales launch of the all-wheel drive version in July, the electric model is now also available with front-wheel drive and 170 kW of power - but still differs from the new FWD versions of the Polestar 2.

Electric Fiat 500 gets new equipment details

Electric Fiat 500 gets new equipment details

The all-electric Fiat 500 enters the 2022 model year with new equipment details and in seven variants. The slightly revised e-small car is available to order now - and continues to be available as a two-door model with a large tailgate, as a convertible or in the 3+1 body style.

Peugeot e-Boxer available to order in Germany

Peugeot e-Boxer available to order in Germany

The Peugeot e-Boxer is now available to order in Germany. Launched in August 2020, the electric panel van, which will be offered in two battery versions, is initially available in three of four length variants.

MG shows facelift of the ZS EV

MG shows facelift of the ZS EV

British SAIC brand MG Motor has given more details on its e-car product offensive in continental Europe, announced in March. The small ZS EV e-SUV will get a detailed facelift before the end of October, with the larger Marvel R also available to order soon, followed by an electric estate in early 2022

Opel Movano-e starts at 57,900 euros

Opel Movano-e starts at 57,900 euros

Opel has opened the order books in Germany for the new Movano and its electric version, the Movano-e. The Opel Movano-e is the German brand's first electric model in the large van range, with a starting price of 57,990 euros (net).

Citroën ë-Berlingo and Peugeot e-Partner available for order

Citroën ë-Berlingo and Peugeot e-Partner available for order

A few days after the Opel Combo-e Cargo, the two sister models Citroën ë-Berlingo panel van and Peugeot e-Partner are now also available to order in Germany. The variants of the two French brands are even slightly cheaper than the Opel.

Opel Astra PHEV starts at 35,800 euros

Opel Astra PHEV starts at 35,800 euros

Opel is now accepting orders for the new generation of the compact Astra, including the plug-in hybrid version right at market launch. After deducting the environmental bonus, the base price is 28,622.50 euros.

Compleo introduces Solo wallbox series

Compleo introduces Solo wallbox series

Compleo Charging Solutions has launched the Wallbox Solo, a wall-mounted charging station that is designed to cover a variety of use cases with different equipment variants. The wallbox is KfW-eligible and, according to Compleo, will still be available in 2021.

Renault's electric Mégane available to configure and pre-order

Renault's electric Mégane available to configure and pre-order

Unveiled in September, the Renault Mégane E-Tech Electric is now available for configuration in Germany. Customers can also register for a pre-order, with final orders available from February. Sales of the all-electric newcomer will start in March 2022.

VW: Six PHEV models also eligible in 2022

VW: Six PHEV models also eligible in 2022

Volkswagen has said that the brand's six PHEV models currently available to order already meet BAFA's future requirements and will continue to be eligible. As is well known, the mandatory e-range for plug-in hybrids will increase from 40 to 60 kilometers in order to qualify for the environmental bonus.

Kia EV6 starts at 44,990 euros

Kia EV6 starts at 44,990 euros

Kia has released pricing for its first E-GMP model, the EV6, which will make its dealer debut in Germany next Saturday. The base model with 125-kW rear-wheel drive and 58-kWh battery will cost at least €44,990, or €35,420 after incentives.

PHEV versions of the C-Class start at €56,168

PHEV versions of the C-Class start at €56,168

Following the launch of the new-generation Mercedes C-Class unveiled in February, the C 300 e and C 300 e Estate are now available to order, the first plug-in hybrid versions to be advertised with electric WLTP ranges of more than 100 kilometres.

Daimler Truck and BP plan H2 filling stations in the UK

Daimler Truck and BP plan H2 filling stations in the UK

Daimler Truck and BP have signed an agreement to jointly drive both the development of a hydrogen infrastructure and the introduction of fuel cell trucks in the UK.

E-light vehicle Opel Rocks-e available for order from 7,990 euros

E-light vehicle Opel Rocks-e available for order from 7,990 euros

The Opel Rocks-e is now available to order in Germany at list prices starting at €7,990. According to Opel, the financing rate for the City Stromer will be at the same monthly level as a public transport ticket. The first vehicles are scheduled to be delivered to dealers later this year.

VW: ID.4 pre-series started in Emden

VW: ID.4 pre-series started in Emden

According to VW, the conversion of the Emden site into Lower Saxony's first plant for electric cars is in the home stretch. The first pre-series vehicles of the ID.4 are already being produced in the body shop, paint shop and, soon, in assembly. Volume production is scheduled to begin in spring 2022.

Porsche plans 10-15 charging parks in Germany

Porsche plans 10-15 charging parks in Germany

Porsche apparently wants to set up ten to 15 of the 100 planned locations in Germany as part of its own planned fast-charging network, with a focus on the Alpine region, according to a media report.

ElectricBrands shows second XBUS prototype

ElectricBrands shows second XBUS prototype

Itzehoe-based ElectricBrands has unveiled another prototype of its L7e-model XBUS. The "off-road box" is aimed primarily at commercial customers and is said to feature several improvements over the prototype shown in July.

ACM Adaptive City Mobility ist wohl insolvent

ACM Adaptive City Mobility ist wohl insolvent

Munich-based e-car startup ACM Adaptive City Mobility has filed for insolvency at the relevant local court, according to a media report. The company is also looking for additional investors to continue vehicle development.

Cupra introduces subscription for its debut current Born

Cupra introduces subscription for its debut current Born

Seat's Cupra brand is now offering its first all-electric Born model in Germany on a subscription basis, with a three- or six-month term starting at €499 per month, which includes all fixed costs.

VW ID.5 starts at 46.515 Euro

VW ID.5 starts at 46.515 Euro

VW has started pre-sales of the ID.5. The coupe version of the VW ID.4, which was unveiled earlier this month, is available in Germany starting at a starting price of €46,515. However, it's difficult to say what the price will be after incentives at this time. In addition, the ID.5 GTX gets an even higher charging capacity than initially stated.

Mercedes EQS 350 available to order as new base model

Mercedes EQS 350 available to order as new base model

The Mercedes EQS can now also be ordered in Germany as a base model for under €100,000. Following the EQS 450+ and EQS 580 4MATIC variants with the large 108-kWh battery, which have been available to order since August, now comes the EQS 350 with 90-kWh battery, which is available from €97,806.10.

Audi may be considering second plant for Q4 e-tron

Audi may be considering second plant for Q4 e-tron

According to a media report, Audi also wants to build its Q4 e-tron electric SUV produced in Zwickau in Brussels from November 2022 due to high demand. The final decision is to be made by the VW planning round on December 9.

Nissan to build charging points at over 600 dealers in Europe

Nissan to build charging points at over 600 dealers in Europe

Japanese carmaker Nissan will significantly expand the charging infrastructure at its dealerships in Europe through two collaborations. Allego will install DC chargers at Nissan dealerships in 16 countries for this purpose, but Nissan sales companies in Germany and the UK are going their own ways.

Skoda makes higher DC charging power standard

Skoda makes higher DC charging power standard

Skoda has slightly adjusted the equipment of its MEB SUV Enyaq for the 2022 model year: all versions already have the maximum possible DC charging power ex works. Previously, this had to be ordered separately for an additional charge. In return, the base prices for three of the four versions also increase by 800 euros - the prices of some options have also been adjusted.

Tesla increases Supercharger prices to 0.45 euros/kWh

Tesla increases Supercharger prices to 0.45 euros/kWh

Tesla has raised prices at its German Superchargers from 40 cents to 45 cents per kilowatt hour, and prices for using Tesla's fast-charging stations have also risen in other countries.

SsangYong Korando e-Motion coming to Germany in early 2022

SsangYong Korando e-Motion coming to Germany in early 2022

The all-electric SsangYong Korando e-Motion will roll onto the German market in early 2022 at prices starting at €38,990. The Korean brand's first electric car is powered by a 140 kW engine and features a 61.5 kWh battery that provides a WLTP range of up to 339 kilometers.

Federal Network Agency reports 50,901 public charging points

Federal Network Agency reports 50,901 public charging points

A total of 50,901 publicly accessible charging points for electric vehicles were registered with the Federal Network Agency as of 1 December 2021, which is around 11,600 more charging points than in the same month last year.

Smart removes EQ Forfour from its range

Smart removes EQ Forfour from its range

Smart has discontinued the EQ Forfour and now only offers the Smart EQ Fortwo and its convertible version. Production has now ended in December - heralding the upcoming new start as a joint venture with Geely.

VW: ID.4 base model not available for order due to chip shortage

VW: ID.4 base model not available for order due to chip shortage

In the case of the VW ID.4, the basic Pure version can currently only be ordered with the more powerful 125 kW engine, the 109 kW basic engine is not configurable. The blame for the reduced offer for the ID.4 is apparently the chip shortage.

BMW iX M60 starts at 130,200 euros

BMW iX M60 starts at 130,200 euros

BMW has unveiled its first M model designed from the outset for electric mobility. The iX M60 is the third, even more powerful model variant and has now been unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, with a global market launch scheduled for June 2022.

VinFast shows five electric car models

VinFast shows five electric car models

VinFast has presented five electric car models at the CES in Las Vegas. The electric cars are called VF 5, VF 6, VF 7, VF 8 and VF 9. But not all models are new, partly only the name has been changed.

Aiways considers European plant

Aiways considers European plant

Chinese electric car manufacturer Aiways is "thinking about manufacturing cars in Europe," Aiways CEO Alexander Klose said in an interview, adding that Germany is at least in the running as a factory location.

Tesla confirms delivery of Model Y from Grünheide in March

Tesla confirms delivery of Model Y from Grünheide in March

Tesla has confirmed in an internal email its plan to begin deliveries of the Model Y Performance from Grünheide in March, something a change in the configurator had previously only hinted at.

Federal government supports leasing program for 800 Hyundai Nexo

Federal government supports leasing program for 800 Hyundai Nexo

The Allane Mobility Group (formerly Sixt Leasing SE) has received a funding commitment of up to 11.4 million euros from the German Federal Ministry of Transport for the marketing of up to 800 new Hyundai Nexo vehicles to leasing customers as part of a cooperation with Hyundai.

Toyota accepts reservations for the bZ4X

Toyota accepts reservations for the bZ4X

Toyota's first all-battery electric passenger car model, the bZ4X, can now be configured in Germany without obligation and reserved free of charge. The entry-level version costs from €47,490 (excluding environmental bonus). Pre-sales will start in April 2022, with the first deliveries scheduled for early summer 2022.

VW e-Up is available for order again

VW e-Up is available for order again

It had been hinted at for a few weeks, and now the time has come: Volkswagen is once again taking orders for the e-small car e-Up. The Style "Plus" variant is available at prices starting at €26,895 before deducting the environmental bonus.

Elaris to deliver 800 e-cars in March

Elaris to deliver 800 e-cars in March

Rhineland-Palatinate-based electric car brand Elaris says it plans to deliver 800 more vehicles in March after handing over the first 220 cars to customers at the end of 2021, including the first examples of its Finn e-small car.

Nissan Leaf gets styling update

Nissan Leaf gets styling update

Nissan has given its first mass-produced electric vehicle a facelift. The Japanese company is now unveiling the new model year, the Leaf 2022. Among other things, the vehicle comes with new colors and rims and will be available in Germany from April 1 at prices starting at 29,990 euros.

Start of ordering for Genesis GV60 at prices starting from 56,370 Euro

Start of ordering for Genesis GV60 at prices starting from 56,370 Euro

The Genesis GV60, the Hyundai luxury brand's first electric model based on the group's E-GMP platform, is now available for pre-order in Germany with prices starting at €56,370. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in the first half of 2022, with a more affordable base model with rear-wheel drive to follow.

Polestar 2 Standard Range gets bigger battery

Polestar 2 Standard Range gets bigger battery

Polestar has increased the battery size by five kilowatt-hours in the standard range version of its Polestar 2 e-sedan. The now 69 kWh power storage is made possible by "continuous development of prismatic cell chemistry". The range increases by around 30 kilometres.

Mazda shows PHEV crossover CX-60

Mazda shows PHEV crossover CX-60

Mazda is launching its first model with a plug-in hybrid powertrain, the CX-60, which is scheduled for delivery in June, and pre-orders for the CX-60 e-Skyactiv PHEV are now open - with prices starting at €47,390.

Mercedes takes orders for first EQE variants

Mercedes takes orders for first EQE variants

Mercedes-Benz has opened the order books for the first variants of the EQE, which are due to be in dealerships from the end of April. The e-sedan can be ordered now as the Mercedes-Benz EQE 350+ and Mercedes-AMG EQE 43 4MATIC at prices starting at €70,626.50 and €103,827.50 respectively.

Extended test drive offer for the Polestar 2

Extended test drive offer for the Polestar 2

In response to high demand for test drives, Polestar has announced that it will be expanding its network to include test drive hubs at six locations in Germany, allowing interested parties to test drive the Polestar 2 at new locations in Baden-Baden, Bremen, Freiburg, Lüneburg, Rostock and Traunstein from mid-March.

VW: MEB production in Zwickau will not restart until April

VW: MEB production in Zwickau will not restart until April

Volkswagen's electric car plant in Zwickau will not resume production until the beginning of April due to missing wiring harnesses from Ukraine that could not be delivered because of Russia's war of aggression on the neighboring country.

Nissan accepts Ariya reservations in Germany

Nissan accepts Ariya reservations in Germany

Nissan has opened pre-orders for its all-electric Ariya in Germany, and the base model with 160 kW of power and 63-kWh battery can now be reserved for delivery in summer 2022, starting at a list price of €47,490.

Tesla raises price for base Model 3

Tesla raises price for base Model 3

As of now, the Tesla Model 3 is no longer eligible for the full environmental bonus of 9,000 euros in Germany. The reason: Tesla has raised the relevant base price of the Model 3 in one fell swoop by 7,000 euros to 49,990 euros.

Ford raises prices for Mustang Mach-E significantly

Ford raises prices for Mustang Mach-E significantly

Ford has raised the prices for the all-electric Mustang Mach-E in Germany substantially - by up to 9,000 euros for the base version, which now costs at least 56,500 euros compared to the previous 47,500 euros and thus no longer qualifies for the full amount of the environmental bonus.

Aiways U5 gets 11 kW charger and new pricing structure

Aiways U5 gets 11 kW charger and new pricing structure

Chinese electric carmaker Aiways has announced some changes for the 2022 model year of the U5. There are technological improvements, new names for the trim lines and an adjusted pricing structure - it will cost around 3,500 euros more. In addition, the U6 completes the last tests.

Hyundai launches customer campaign ahead of environmental bonus change

Hyundai launches customer campaign ahead of environmental bonus change

Against the background of the planned changes to the environmental bonus from next year, Hyundai Germany guarantees private customers who conclude a binding purchase contract that the vehicles will be delivered before the end of this year - but different order deadlines apply depending on the model.

Avis and Sixt fleet Tesla Model 3 and Model Y

Avis and Sixt fleet Tesla Model 3 and Model Y

Car rental company Avis has added Tesla's Model 3 and Model Y to its rental car fleet in Germany, and Sixt has also integrated the Model 3 and Model Y into its fleet at some locations in Germany.

Wiessmann shows 800 volt roadster - production planned

Wiessmann shows 800 volt roadster - production planned

German sports car manufacturer Wiesmann has unveiled an all-electric roadster with 800-volt architecture under the project name Thunderball. It's still a study, but it's set to go into production: interested parties can already pre-order the 500-kW sports car.

Arval becomes leasing partner of MG Motor

Arval becomes leasing partner of MG Motor

SAIC brand MG Motor has appointed Arval as its preferred leasing partner for private and business customers in Germany, enabling MG Motor Germany to offer leasing options directly to its customers at dealerships.

VinFast gives more details about VF 8 and VF 9

VinFast gives more details about VF 8 and VF 9

VinFast has released the technical specifications of the VF 8 and VF 9 models - along with pricing and battery rental details for the European markets of Germany, France and the Netherlands.

Mercedes adjusts EQA prices / EQS 350 no longer available for order

Mercedes adjusts EQA prices / EQS 350 no longer available for order

There have been some changes to the prices of Mercedes-Benz's EQA and EQS electric models in Germany, with the entry-level EQA variant becoming more expensive and the EQA 250+ variant even becoming cheaper. But there have also been changes to the EQS: among other things, the previous basic EQS 350 variant is no longer available to order.

VW ID. Buzz Pro and ID. Buzz Cargo available for order as of Friday

VW ID. Buzz Pro and ID. Buzz Cargo available for order as of Friday

With the activation of the configurator, the pre-sale of the VW ID Buzz and the ID Buzz Cargo starts this Friday in Germany and most European markets.

Subaru Solterra starts at prices from 57.490 Euro

Subaru Solterra starts at prices from 57.490 Euro

Subaru has priced its first electric model, the Solterra, in Germany. The electric SUV, which shares a platform and technology with the Toyota bZ4X, will launch in this country with prices starting at €57,490.

VW probably loosens quota for the ID.3

VW probably loosens quota for the ID.3

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.

Hyundai introduces OTA updates on the Ioniq 5

Hyundai introduces OTA updates on the Ioniq 5

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.

Mercedes GLC: Plug-in hybrids with 100-kilometre e-range

Mercedes GLC: Plug-in hybrids with 100-kilometre e-range

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.

Lexus RX comes as PHEV for the first time

Lexus RX comes as PHEV for the first time

Lexus has unveiled the fifth generation of its RX SUV range, which will also be offered as a plug-in hybrid for the first time. There are also two full hybrids, but Lexus expects the PHEV to become the best-selling RX model in Western and Central Europe.

Polestar 2 BST Edition 270: 35 pieces for Germany

Polestar 2 BST Edition 270: 35 pieces for Germany

Polestar is launching a special limited edition model of the Polestar 2. The Polestar 2 BST Edition 270 includes mechanical as well as design modifications to set it apart from the standard Polestar 2 models.

Mercedes expands subscription offer to include the EQE

Mercedes expands subscription offer to include the EQE

Mercedes-Benz is now also offering its all-electric EQE on a subscription basis. Customers can choose between two subscription variants for the EQE subscription, as with the other models.

VW brings another all-wheel drive version of the ID.4

VW brings another all-wheel drive version of the ID.4

VW is adding another all-wheel drive version to the all-electric ID.4 range. Called the ID.4 Pro 4Motion, it is based on the ID.4 Pro Performance but comes with a system output of 195 kW thanks to the second electric motor.

Owners' association may not prohibit parking of e-cars

Owners' association may not prohibit parking of e-cars

A condominium owners' association cannot decide by majority vote to ban the parking of electric cars in the underground garage, the Wiesbaden Local Court has ruled.

Renault increases Zoe prices by eleven percent

Renault increases Zoe prices by eleven percent

Renault has raised the price of its Zoe electric model in Germany, with the base version now costing €36,840, up €3,700 from €33,140. However, the Zoe is still not available to order in this country after Renault Germany imposed an order freeze in March.

Peugeot launches e-Rifter as camper-mobile

Peugeot launches e-Rifter as camper-mobile

Peugeot is expanding its electric vehicle range in Germany with the e-Rifter Vanderer. The compact campervan is the result of a collaboration with Vanderer, a company based in the Allgäu region of Germany that specialises in campervan solutions.

VW adjusts prices and equipment of the GTX models

VW adjusts prices and equipment of the GTX models

VW has given the GTX models of the ID.4 and ID.5 a slight upgrade, including the previously optional "Design" and "Comfort" equipment packages as standard. In return, however, the base price for both models has increased. GTX variants of the ID.3 and even the ID. Buzz are to follow.

Citroën expands ë-C4 range with crossover model

Citroën expands ë-C4 range with crossover model

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.