Toyota has established a new business unit in Europe for its fuel cell and hydrogen activities. Through the Fuel Cell Business Group, based in Brussels, Toyota Motor Europe intends to work closely with industry partners, national and regional governments and organisations.
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The first Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus (SR+) from China have now arrived in Europe, but the new battery with LFP cells is showing weaknesses in the current low temperatures, according to initial reports in Chinese media. However, the sources are thin.
Charging infrastructure lobbying organisation ChargeUp Europe is looking to move from an informal alliance to an industry association next year, with the organisation appointing Christopher Burghardt, Managing Director Europe of ChargePoint, as President for the first full financial year.
Plans for the launch of the Mia 2.0 electric car are being revived: after announcing last year that production of the small car would start in early 2020, it is now said that the start of production is being targeted for Q1 2023.
California-based eMobility startup Canoo delivers a preview of an all-electric, multi-purpose delivery vehicle based on the company's familiar platform.
ABB is entering into a strategic partnership with UK-based AFC Energy to develop a new generation HPC for sites with limited grid access, with a solution to be offered initially in Europe and the US from the second half of 2021.
Wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has contracted Enel X to supply the charging infrastructure for the electrification of its corporate fleet in the 15 major markets of Europe and the Americas, with Enel X providing Vestas with its cloud-based charging platform and 370 chargers.
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.
A new consortium called H2Accelerate (H2A) aims to help hydrogen trucks achieve a breakthrough throughout Europe. The initiative is backed by Daimler Truck, Iveco, OMV, Shell and the Volvo Group. According to the partners, widespread introduction will take about a decade.
Subaru Europe has announced the launch of an all-electric model "for the first half of the 2020s", but so far remains very vague on that. Subaru promises more info "over the course of the next year".
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.
Through its existing joint venture Toyota Caetano Portugal (TCAP), Toyota will become a shareholder in Portuguese bus manufacturer CaetanoBus and passenger car financial services provider Finlog. Through the new alliance, Toyota will enter the development, production and sales of fuel cell buses.
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.
Enel X has signed a strategic agreement with Chinese electric car maker WM Motor to launch collaborations in several eMobility fields. The target markets that the duo will jointly target are Europe, China, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and South America.
BMW and Daimler's Free Now mobility platform aims to achieve climate neutrality in all key European markets by 2030 and is providing more than €100 million in resources over the next five years to support the shift towards e-mobility.
Renault and fuel cell specialist Plug Power plan to establish a 50:50 joint venture based in France by the end of the first half of 2021, aiming for more than 30 percent of the fuel cell-powered light commercial vehicle (LCV) market in Europe.
The Volkswagen Group has added further manufacturers to its European CO2 pool, including companies whose electric cars are intended to reduce the CO2 fleet value of the pool.
Chinese e-car maker Xpeng plans to decide which European countries to enter next within the next four months, and in an interview on its expansion plans, Xpeng president Brian Gu also indicated that electric car production in Europe is also a possibility in the future.
Nissan has announced plans to electrify every new model in Japan, China, the U.S. and Europe starting in the early 2030s, and the automaker also plans to accelerate the introduction of electric and hybrid cars in China under its main brand and its Chinese brand Venucia.
Vietnamese startup VinFast has previewed its first three electric models. Called the VF31, VF32 and VF33, they are SUV models that fall in the C, D and E segments, respectively. The manufacturer is already giving initial specs, but no prices yet - although it plans to start taking orders in Europe as early as this year.
After the pre-sale of the special edition VW ID.4 1ST, VW is now starting the pre-sale of other models of the ID.4 until mid-February - among others with the smaller battery. Deliveries to customers are scheduled to start in Europe and China in March, in the USA from the middle of the year.
The "Yoke" steering wheel unveiled by Tesla as part of the refresh of its Model S and Model X, which many thought was a marketing stunt with no chance of coming to fruition, is apparently actually ready for registration in Europe.
More e-cars were newly registered in Europe in 2020 than ever before, according to market monitoring of new passenger car registrations in Europe published by the ICCT. In addition, researchers estimate that CO2 emissions from the new car fleet have fallen by around 15 grams per kilometre.
BMW has adjusted its product plans for the upcoming electric cars, according to a media report. According to the report, some e-sedans are planned, but only one more e-derivative of the well-known SUV models.
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.
The Mini EV offered in China by the General Motors partner Wuling is very popular there due to its low price. Now the Mini Stromer is also to come to Europe - as the FreZe Nikrob EV from the Latvian company Dartz Motorz at a starting price of 9,999 euros. insideevs.de
Honda presents the new generation of its compact SUV HR-V, which will be launched in Europe at the end of this year. The new HR-V will be the next model after the small car Jazz that Honda will offer in Europe only with hybrid drive.
The Volkswagen brand has presented its new strategy " ACCELERATE" and wants to accelerate its electric plans in this context. VW also mentions concrete model plans - only with the E-small car the Wolfsburgers do not go into detail yet.
26.6 percent of all Volvo cars sold worldwide in February were Recharge models, i.e. BEV or PHEV. In Europe, the Recharge share was as high as 44 percent. Recharge is also the name of the all-season tires with which Volvo will equip its pure e-cars in Northern and Central Europe as standard in the future.
Alongside the BMW Group and Daimler Mobility AG, BP will become the third shareholder in the charging infrastructure provider Digital Charging Solutions GmbH (DCS) with a 33.3 percent stake. DCS will also offer combined charging and refuelling solutions in the future through its partnership with the mineral oil group.
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.
Hyundai Motor has entered into a strategic partnership with Uber in Europe, through which Hyundai will offer Uber drivers discounted access to its Ioniq Electric and Kona Electric models, as well as future all-electric vehicle models.
11,000 charging points for electric trucks in the EU by 2025 and 42,000 such charging points by 2030 - this is what the European manufacturers' association ACEA is now demanding in a letter to the EU Commission, which it has written together with Transport & Environment (T&E).
Nissan has presented the fourth generation of its SUV model X-Trail at Auto Shanghai, which will also be available in Europe from the summer of 2022. Like the Qashqai, the new Nissan X-Trail is based on the CMF-C platform and will also be launched with the e-Power hybrid drive - but not in Europe until the summer of 2022.
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.
Kia will offer buyers of the new EV6 reduced prices at its HPC stations in Europe as one of the shareholders of joint venture Ionity, the brand has now announced, offering two pricing packages.
At the annual general meeting, Renault boss Luca de Meo set new targets for the electrification of the brand in Europe. By 2025, the share of electrified passenger cars should be 65 percent, and by 2030 a share of at least 90 percent is planned.
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.
Chinese e-car maker Aiways has released the first images of the production version of its second electric model after the U5. The Aiways U6 crossover coupe is set to launch in China and Europe later this year.
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.
British electric vehicle developer Arrival is partnering with ride-hailing company Uber to build an electric car specifically for ride-hailing services, which is expected to go into production in the third quarter of 2023. However, the electric car is unlikely to be exclusive to Uber.
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.
Nio plans to deliver the first ES8s in Norway in September 2021, and the Chinese automaker has now announced that Norway will also be the first overseas market to offer the company's full charging infrastructure - including battery swap stations.
Subaru's first electric model will be called Solterra and will be launched next year. The Solterra is an all-electric SUV in the C-segment built on the platform developed jointly with Toyota.
In the course of its plan to become climate-neutral worldwide by 2050, Toyota continues to focus on technology openness. According to the group, the electrified model range will be expanded to 70 models by 2025, including 15 pure electric vehicles - 55 of the electrified models will also be offered in Europe.
Chinese electric car manufacturer Aiways is tackling its next export market in Europe, with plans to sell the Aiways U5 e-SUV in Italy later this year through a partnership with Italian vehicle importer Koelliker Group.
Following in the footsteps of Hyundai, Kia Europe is now entering into a strategic partnership with ride-hailing company Uber, under which the car brand will offer electric models such as the e-Niro and e-Soul to Uber drivers in Europe at discounted rates.
South Korean carmaker SsangYong Motors has started series production of its first electric model, the Korando e-Motion, with export taking priority: the first vehicles are due to be delivered to Europe in August this year.
Californian eMobility startup Canoo has unveiled plans for the production of its vehicles, initially relying on VDL as its manufacturing partner from next year. The Canoo debut model is to be built at Dutch manufacturing plant VDL NedCar from 2022 accordingly.
MG Motor, a brand owned by China's SAIC Group, has announced the launch of its Marvel R Electric all-electric SUV in Europe. The model, which was unveiled in March, is already available for pre-order, with the SUVs coming to European MG Brand Stores this autumn.
Geely subsidiary LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) will begin launching the VN5 van model, already available in the UK, in continental Europe this month, with a dealer network in Europe currently comprising 22 partners and expected to grow to over 40 dealers by the end of the year.
ChargeUp Europe, the lobby association of European charging infrastructure providers founded in 2020, appeals to the EU Commission to set binding national targets in the form of minimum requirements for charging infrastructure as part of the reform of the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive (AFID).
In cooperation with the VW charging service provider Elli, the range of LogPay's "Charge & Fuel" card will be expanded and the charging offer will be bundled within the Volkswagen Group.
According to a media report, Porsche is aiming to set up around 100 of its own fast-charging locations in Europe by 2025. The concept probably envisages a three-stage system - from a simple charging station to a station with an attached restaurant.
Renault is accelerating its electric strategy and has unveiled a comprehensive strategy package for this under the name "Renault Eways Electropop", with not only new sales targets but also more details on the French company's platform and technology strategy.
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".
Next.e.GO Mobile has resumed production of the Life e-small car in Aachen, Germany, after the manufacturer began selling the special edition e.GO Life Next in Germany in June. 500 cars are expected to be completed by the end of the year - some with a new charger.
The three commercial vehicle manufacturers Daimler Truck, Traton and Volvo Group have signed a memorandum of understanding to build and operate a public high-performance charging network for battery-electric heavy-duty long-haul trucks and coaches in Europe.
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.
US startup Rivian, backed by Amazon and Ford among others, plans to sell its electric vehicles in Europe from early 2022, the company confirmed in an email to a potential European customer.
Renault Trucks is launching another electric truck variant: the manufacturer is starting to market the D Wide Z.E. Low Entry Cab, developed for waste transport. The electric refuse truck is equipped with a special lowered cab and can be ordered throughout Europe with immediate effect.
Daimler has unveiled its updated plans for the upcoming shift to electric mobility at an investor day, with the goal of Mercedes-Benz preparing to go fully electric before the end of the decade with new platforms and battery factories - with one caveat.
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.
Volkswagen could launch the production version of the ID. Buzz in three different variants, according to a media report, with regional differences.
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.
Contract manufacturer Foxconn plans to build electric car factories in the U.S. and Thailand in 2022 - with production set to start in 2023. Later, factories could also be built in Europe.
Hyzon Motors has begun delivering its first fuel cell trucks to European customers. The company is also preparing to launch its first customer trials in the U.S. Hyzon Motors plans to deliver a total of 85 fuel cell trucks by the end of this year.
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.
Nissan is opening the order books for its all-electric Ariya crossover model in Norway on September 9, with all other countries in Europe to follow "in the coming months," with deliveries scheduled to start in the summer of 2022.
At the IAA Mobility 2021, Hyundai Motor Company announced its voluntary commitment to become climate-neutral by 2045, with no internal combustion vehicles to be sold in Europe from 2035 and in the remaining key global markets from 2040.
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.
ALD Automotive is now offering leasing services for Tesla in 16 European countries. Companies can take advantage of ALD Automotive's full-service leasing packages for the Model 3, Model Y, Model S and Model X.
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.
Kia has unveiled a version of its Sportage SUV model designed specifically for Europe, which will also be offered as a plug-in hybrid for the first time. The PHEV powertrain is familiar from other Kia models, but the Sportage's design concept is new.
After US electric car startup Rivian twice delayed the start of deliveries for its R1T e-pickup, the time has apparently come: according to founder and CEO RJ Scaringe, the first customer vehicle has now rolled off the production line.
Xpeng has now officially launched its third production model P5 in the Chinese market and released in detail the technical specifications and prices. Meanwhile, there are rumors that the P5 could also be launched in Europe.
Mazda is expanding its model range from 2022 in Europe and worldwide: with the CX-60 and CX-80, the Japanese manufacturer plans to introduce two new crossover models in Europe over the next two years, which will also be available as plug-in hybrids. The MX-30 E-SUV will also receive a new drive variant.
Ionity is now offering Plug&Charge functionality at all of its charging stations. Following an initial gradual introduction in recent months, Plug&Charge is now available at all of the devices at the 371 Ionity locations currently in Europe, the Munich-based company announced.
Tesla has now officially started deliveries of the new Model X in the U.S., as evidenced by footage of an initial handover of five vehicles shared on social media. In Europe, meanwhile, the refresh of the two premium Model X and Model S models is not expected to arrive until late 2022.
Stellantis has announced the development of a European charging network in cooperation with the Italian company TheF Charging, which is to comprise more than 15,000 sites with a total of two million parking spaces and be open to the public by 2025.
Foxconn plans to produce electric vehicles in Europe, India and Latin America, chairman Liu Young-way hinted now in a conversation with reporters at a business forum in Taipei.
Toyota has partnered with Italian gas network operator Snam and Portuguese bus manufacturer CaetanoBus to accelerate the introduction of hydrogen mobility in both heavy and light transport.
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.
VW could sell its seven-seat ID.6. electric SUV, which is produced in China for the market there, in Europe in the future. According to a media report, however, the MEB model will not be built in Europe - but will be imported from China to Europe for the first time.
Renault has released more details on the Kangoo Rapid E-Tech Electric, which will go on sale in Europe in spring 2022. Like its predecessor, the compact van will be offered in two length variants that offer the same storage volume and payload as their conventionally powered counterparts.
Volvo Cars is planning a significant expansion of its production capacity and intends to build another plant in Europe in the medium term. Initially, production capacity at the existing European plants in Torslanda near Gothenburg and Ghent in Belgium is to increase to 1.2 million vehicles.
Mercedes-Benz has revealed more technical details about its EQB, which was unveiled in April. Two all-wheel-drive variants will initially be offered in Europe: the EQB 300 4Matic with 168 kW and the EQB 350 4Matic with 215 kW of power.
Hyundai's luxury Genesis brand has unveiled an all-electric version of its GV70 SUV model. The Electrified GV70 is Genesis' third BEV model, following the Electrified G80 and GV60, and will be available exclusively with all-wheel drive.
Ionity is receiving a €700 million investment from its current shareholders and new partner Blackrocks Global Renewable Power Platform, which will be used to massively expand its HPC network in Europe - to around 1,000 sites by 2025.
Chinese electric car maker Nio and petroleum company Shell have formed a strategic partnership to collaborate on charging and battery swap facilities in China and Europe.
Chinese electric car maker Nio is looking for an "EU Plant Operation Manager" in Mazowieckie, Poland, according to a LinkedIn ad posted by the company, suggesting that Nio plans to build a production facility there to serve European markets.
Nissan is accelerating its electrification plans with an investment of two trillion yen over the next five years as part of its Ambition 2030 strategic plan, which has now been unveiled.The Japanese automaker plans to introduce 23 new electrified models by 2030, including 15 pure electric models.
Japanese automaker Toyota will develop a new vehicle platform with the acronym E3 just for European vehicles with hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric powertrains, according to media reports. To speed up the process, the Japanese will apparently use existing technology in part.
Peugeot is set to become an all-electric car maker in Europe by 2030, according to brand boss Linda Jackson, but outside Europe Peugeot plans to continue offering internal combustion engine models beyond 2030.
Tesla is currently no longer accepting new orders for the Model S and Model X outside of North America, according to an email the electric car maker sent to customers in Europe. Currently, Tesla expects to deliver the first redesigned Model S and Model X in Europe in the second half of 2022.
Ford has announced a significant increase in production of its all-electric Mustang Mach-E. By 2023, Ford aims to achieve an annual output of more than 200,000 examples of the electric car, which would be three times the number produced in 2021.
Toyota has fleshed out its electric plans, with the Japanese company also showing off a flurry of concept cars in its strategy update as a preview of future battery-electric models. Lexus is expected to play a key role in the BEV plans, with the premium brand set to offer only BEVs from 2035.
Tesla is recalling a total of about 675,000 Model 3s and Model Ss in the U.S. and China. On the Model 3, opening and closing the trunk lid over time could cause the rearview camera to fail. On the Model S, a faulty assembly could cause the front trunk lid (frunk) to open and impair the driver's view.
Renault is aiming to become an all-electric car brand in Europe by 2030, not just for the Renault brand, but for Groupe Renault - that is, including brands like Alpine and Dacia. For its budget brand, however, Renault is leaving a back door open.
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.