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Batteries
EV Biz

Volkswagen and Bosch look to industrialise manufacturing processes for battery cells for electric vehicles (EVs)

The collaboration aims to achieve cost and technology leadership in equipping cell production factories in Europe

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EV Strategy
EV Biz

Audi UK accelerates transformation to electric vehicles (EVs) in the UK with a strong 2021

The brand’s electric car sales increased by 57.5 percent proving this is the future of the motor industry

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April 6, 2021

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EV Sales
EV Biz

Electric car company Polestar meets global sales target of 29,000 cars in 2021

Premium electric vehicle (EV) company will expand into Spain, Portugal, Ireland and enter the Middle East in 2022

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April 6, 2021

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Concept
EV Biz

ŠKODA reveal design sketches of their new ENYAQ COUPÉ iV electric car

New saloon will offer greater range than their ENYAQ iV electric sports utility vehicle (SUV) thanks to its aerodynamic design

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April 6, 2021

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EV Sales
EV Biz

Ford USA posts best-ever electric vehicle (EV) sales in 2021 second only to Tesla

The Mustang Mach-E electric car sold an impressive 27,140 units in the USA in 2021

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April 6, 2021

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EV Sales
EV Biz

Mercedes-Benz electric vehicle (EV) sales surge in 2021

Mercedes-EQ battery electric cars saw sales increase of 155 percent during the year

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April 6, 2021

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Car Sales
EV Biz

Volkswagen Group is number one for electric car sales in the UK

Across its brands including Volkswagen, Audi, ŠKODA and Porsche the group doubled electric vehicle registrations in 2021

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April 6, 2021

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Manufacturing
EV Biz

ABB and HASCO create a joint venture to drive smart manufacturing in China’s auto industry

As the automotive industry transitions towards electric vehicles (EVs) gathers pace, parts manufacturers must invest in flexible facilities that can respond to rapidly changing demands

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April 6, 2021

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New Car Launch
EV Biz

General Motors reveals new Chevrolet Equinox EV electric vehicle (EV)

New electric sports utility vehicle (SUV) will start from just $30,000

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April 6, 2021

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EV Sales
EV Life

With a huge surge in the sales of electric cars during 2021 was it the transitionary year for electric vehicles (EVs)?

Electric car registrations rose by 76 percent while petrol sales fell by 15 percent during last year

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April 6, 2021

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EV Strategy
EV Biz

Ford Mustang Mach-E is delivered to first customers in China

Mustang Mach-E offers up to 739 miles (610km) of range

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April 6, 2021

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Conversions
EV Life

Nissan celebrates 35 years of Sunderland production with custom-built LEAF-powered Bluebird electric car

This one-of-a-kind ‘Newbird’ electric vehicle (EV) features a 40kWh battery and offers a range of 130 miles (210km)

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April 6, 2021

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Development
EV Biz

BMW i7 electric car undergoes winter testing at the Arctic Circle

Video shows the brand’s first all-electric luxury saloon being pushed to the limit ahead of its launch in 2022

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April 6, 2021

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Sales Trends
EV Biz

While the global chip shortage continues to undermine new car demand electric car sales in the UK continue to grow

Auto Trader’s Ian Plummer says electric vehicles (EV) have proven again to be a bright spot

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Strategy
EV Biz

Stellantis plans more than €30 billion (£25.5 billion/$33.8 billion) investment through 2025 to execute software and electrification transformation

Stellantis will also partner with Foxconn to design and sell new flexible semiconductors for the automotive Industry

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Buses
EV Biz

Midwest Transit Equipment and SEA Electric to power 10,000 electric school buses in the US

SEA Electric will power near-new electric buses and extend their service life by 10 plus years

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Strategy
EV Biz

Volkswagen drives forward the electrification of its European plants

Volkswagen expects one in four vehicles sold will have a battery-electric drive system by 2026

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April 6, 2021

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EV Strategy
EV Biz

Toyota to produce 30 new electric vehicles (EVs) by 2030

The brand will aim to be 100 percent battery electric in Europe, North America and China by 2030

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Batteries
EV Biz

Volkswagen creates new European company Société Européenne for its electric vehicle (EV) batteries

VW will invest €2 billion (£1.7 billion/$2.3 billion) in its Salzgitter gigafactory

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Sustainability
EV Biz

General Motors (GM) joins initiative to certify sustainability and human rights in electric vehicle (EV) supply chain

The company plans to deliver more than one million annual global electric vehicle sales by 2025

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Sustainability
EV Biz

Polestar offers a glimpse of their new Polestar 3 electric sports utility vehicle

New electric vehicle (EV) will be made in the US and launch in 2022

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Decarbonisation
EV Biz

Nissan charges ahead with EV36Zero plans in the UK with new 20MW solar farm

This doubles the amount of renewable energy generated on-site to cover every Nissan LEAF electric vehicle (EV) sold in Europe

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Manufacturing
EV Biz

Stellantis signs lithium supply agreement with Vulcan Energy for decarbonised supply of key raw materials for electric vehicle (EV) battery packs

This deal is a key element to power Stellantis’ aggressive electrification strategy of its 14 car brands

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Vans
EV Biz

PEUGEOT aiming to be market leader with its complete range of 100 percent electric vans

Electric vans lower running costs and offer ease of driving, immediate throttle response, high torque and the absence of noise and emissions

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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ecargo
EV Biz

Production starts on the first road-going zero-emissions Volta Zero electric vehicles (EVs)

25 vehicles will be manufactured ready to embark on a rigorous testing regime

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Utility
EV Life

Ford’s F-150 Lightning electric pick-up’s Mega Power Frunk boasts the largest front trunk in its sector

What started out as a cardboard box is now a sophisticated and clever use of space featuring lights, power outlets and USB ports

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Strategy
EV Biz

Electric car company Polestar is ready for further global growth

Swedish electric vehicle (EV) company expects to operate in 30 markets by the end of 2023 and sell 290,000 vehicles by the end of 2025

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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New Car Launch
EV Biz

Subaru’s Solterra electric car makes its world debut with video

Subaru’s first electric car will use the e-Subaru Global Platform jointly developed with Toyota

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Car Launch
EV Biz

Volkswagen release more details on their new ID.5 electric crossover-style sports utility vehicle (SUV)

It will be powered by a 77kWh lithium-ion battery delivering a projected range of up to 309 miles (497km)

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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New Car Launch
EV Life

Toyota releases details of its new bZ4X ‘beyond zero’ electric car

New electric crossover sports utility vehicle (SUV) uses the Japanese carmaker’s e-TNGA electric platform developed in collaboration with Subaru

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April 6, 2021

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Development
EV Biz

Foxconn sets its sights on making electric cars in Europe, India and Latin America

The maker of the Apple iPhone will collaborate with electric vehicle (EV) companies around the world including Fisker and Stellantis

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April 6, 2021

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Development
EV Biz

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi plans to mass-produce electric cars in 2024

The company will invest $10 billion over the next 10 years in its electric vehicle (EV) division

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Batteries
EV Biz

Stellantis and LG Energy Solution join forces for lithium-ion battery production for electric cars in North America

New electric vehicle (EV) battery plant to have annual production capacity of 40 gigawatt hours and is targeted to start by first quarter 2024

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Batteries
EV Biz

Tesla co-founder JB Straubel’s company Redwood Materials plan to produce sustainable battery materials for electric cars

Redwood Materials aim to produce 100GWh per year of cathode active materials and anode foil for one million electric vehicles by 2025

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April 6, 2021

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Batteries
EV Biz

Ford and Redwood Materials team up to build battery recycling and a domestic battery supply chain for electric vehicles (EVs)

Redwood’s recycling technology can recover over 95 percent of the elements including nickel, cobalt, lithium and copper

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April 6, 2021

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Sales Trends
EV Biz

Volvo Cars’ Recharge range of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrids accounted for over a quarter of sales in September

Electric cars and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) continue to be popular with customers around the globe

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Car Launch
EV Biz

Citroën updates New ë-C4 electric car for 2022 in the UK

Changes to this popular electric vehicle (EV) include improved efficiency, new alloy wheel designs and new colours

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April 6, 2021

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Van Sales
EV Biz

Vauxhall is UK’s best-selling electric light commercial vehicle (LCV) manufacturer

Brand plans to offer an electric variant across its model line-up by 2024 and go fully electric in the UK by 2028

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April 6, 2021

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Manufacturing
EV Biz

Stellantis to turn Turin factory into a hub for electric vehicles (EVs) including Maserati models

The global auto producer that owns 14 motor brands, including Vauxhall, Peugeot, Fiat, Citroën and Jeep, say there will be no job losses as a result

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April 6, 2021

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Car Sales
EV Life

Volkswagen receives 144,000 orders for the ID.3 electric car in Europe since launching a year ago

VW also gained 70,000 new customers with the ID.3 electric vehicle (EV) which was the best selling car in Europe in August

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Commercial
EV Biz

General Motors’ (GM) BrightDrop completes record-setting build of the EV600 electric light commercial vehicle (eLCV) for FedEx

BrightDrop also unveils the EV410 mid-size electric light commercial vehicle (eLCV) designed for smaller more frequent trips

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April 6, 2021

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Batteries
EV Biz

Volkswagen Group China builds battery system factory to strengthen its electric car value chain

Annual capacity will be 150,000 to 180,000 high-voltage electric vehicle (EV) battery systems

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Investment
EV Biz

Ford announces massive investment into a new site to build the F-150 Lightning electric vehicle (EV) and three new battery gigafactories

The $11.4 billion investment is expected to create nearly 11,000 new jobs in Stanton, Tennessee and Glendale, Kentucky

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April 6, 2021

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Performance
EV Life

Mercedes-Benz EQS electric car with 453 miles (729km) range now available to order in the UK

New electric vehicle (EV) from the German carmaker can be charged up to 186 miles (300km) of range in just 15 minutes.

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Manufacturing
EV Biz

Volta Trucks all-electric Volta Zero will be manufactured by Steyr Automotive in Austria

New collaboration will create 500 new jobs and an estimated 2,000 positions within the supply chain

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Strategy
EV Biz

Volkswagen ID.3 electric car makes its debut in China

The ID.3 joins VW’s ID.4 and ID.6 electric vehicle (EV) line-up in the region

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Car Launch
EV Biz

Alpha debut their Wolf electric pick-up truck with a video of the new zero-emission vehicle

New all-electric Wolf truck will be on display at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, California until November

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Strategy
EV Biz

Ford to double the production of its F-150 Lightning electric truck because of huge demand

Detroit carmaker now plans to produce 80,000 zero-emission pick-ups annually by 2024

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Commercial
EV Biz

Volta Trucks reveals the first real-world trials of the prototype Volta Zero electric truck

Customer specification zero-emissions electric trucks designed for inner-city logistics will be ready in 2022

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Sustainability
EV Life

New Fiat 500 most environmentally-friendly electric car on the market according to Green NCAP

Efficient zero-emissions town car achieves five-star green rating from Green NCAP

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Decarbonisation
EV Life

Kia EV6 electric vehicle (EV) is the first Korean car to achieve product carbon footprint certification from the Carbon Trust

Kia’s new EV6 uses eco-friendly materials including PET recycled plastics, floor mats and seat coverings and offers a range of up to 328 miles (528km)

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Development
EV Biz

Renault Zoe electric car to be discontinued by 2024 and replaced by Renault R5

New electric platform and more efficient production methods could cut Renault’s new electric vehicles (EVs) costs by 30 percent

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Car Sales
EV Biz

Volvo Cars report global sales of 56,883 cars in July with 25.5 percent from its plug-in range

More than 43 percent of all cars sold in Europe in July were from Volvo’s Recharge electric line-up

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Car Sales
EV Life

Peugeot doubles sales of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) and electric cars in 2021

The French carmaker also sees low emission vehicle (LEV) sales increase by 112 percent

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Manufacturing
EV Biz

US electric pick-up truck company Rivian in talks with UK government about a British factory

Electric vehicle (EV) start-up, backed by Amazon and Ford, apparently looking at a site near Bristol

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Design
EV Biz

Volkswagen to introduce new ID.5 GTX SUV coupé electric car

The new sporty style crossover electric vehicle (EV) will have a projected range of up to 309 miles (497km)

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Strategy
EV Biz

Alfa Romeo to become a zero-emission battery electric vehicle (BEV) brand by 2027

Fellow Italian brand, Lancia, expect to launch only electric cars from 2026

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Sales Trends
EV Biz

Stellantis reports record first half of 2021 with electric cars playing an important part

The company plans to launch 11 electric vehicles (EVs) in the next two years

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Batteries
EV Biz

Hyundai Motor Group and LG Energy Solution to build electric car batteries in Indonesia

New gigafactory is expected to produce 10GWh of lithium-ion battery cells per year

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Investment
EV Biz

Electric car producer Lucid Motors goes public with $4.4 billion in the company bank

US electric carmaker has passed 11,000 paid reservations for its zero-emission Lucid Air electric vehicle (EV)

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Production
EV Biz

First batch of NIO ES8 electric cars have been shipped from Shanghai to Norway

New era for the Chinese electric vehicle (EV) maker as it starts sales in Europe

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Car review
EV Life

Is this the best electric car of the moment?

ElectricDrives takes a first drive in the Hyundai IONIQ 5 electric vehicle (EV) which combines style with practicality

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Design
EV Life

AC Cars first electric car the AC Cobra Series 1 electric fires up

AC Cobra Series 1 electric hits 0-62mph (0-100kph) in around four seconds and offers nearly 150 miles (241km) of range

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Car Sales
EV Biz

Electric vehicle (EV) sales continue to help big car companies bounce back after lockdown

Volvo Cars report record six-month performance with plug-in vehicles accounting for 25 percent of sales

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Sales Trends
EV Biz

Renault Group’s worldwide sales up for the first half of 2021 with electrified car sales up 149 percent in Europe

Renault Group’s Dacia Spring electric sports utility vehicle (SUV) off to a strong start with 150,000 orders

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Strategy
EV Life

PEUGEOT say 70 percent of its models will be plug-in in 2021

The French carmaker says that 100 percent of its models will be electrified by 2025

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Trucks
EV Biz

Electric truck company Volta Trucks confirms Ian Collins as chief product officer

Swedish zero-emissions truck company expects full-scale production to take place at the end of 2022

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Strategy
EV Life

Vauxhall to be all-electric in 2028

Vauxhall currently offers nine electric or electrified cars and vans

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Strategy
EV Biz

Stellantis announces its plans to intensify electrification at its EV Day 2021

The company wants to offer customers cheaper electric cars with longer ranges to speed up electric vehicle (EV) adoption

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Sales Trends
EV Biz

Sales of electric cars and vans play a big part in Mercedes Benz success so far this year

Mercedes plug-in-hybrids and all-electric car deliveries more than quadrupled, while total electric van sales have risen more than sixfold

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Industry
EV Biz

Ellesmere Port will support sustainable mobility through the production of an all-electric vehicle starting in 2022

£100 million investment will be for Vauxhall, Opel, Peugeot and Citroën brands for both domestic and export markets

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Pricing
EV Life

Audi announces prices and specifications for Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron electric cars

New electric crossover-style Sportback prices start from £40,750 and offer a range of up to 316 miles (509km)

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Vans
EV Life

Citroën UK announces pricing and specification for revised ë-SpaceTourer all-electric multi-person vehicle (MPV) range

Base model ë-SpaceTourer is now eligible for the government Plug-In Car Grant (PICG) and offers up to 143 miles (230km)

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Pricing
EV Life

Volkswagen ID.3 and ID.4 2022 model year electric cars now available to order

Both popular electric vehicles (EVs) receive a range of changes for the coming year along with some price drops

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Performance
EV Biz

GKN Automotive supplies innovative two-in-one eDrive system for Fiat 500 electric cars

Two-in-one eDrive system is lighter, more efficient and more cost-effective

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Strategy
EV Life

From 2026 all of Audi’s new releases will be 100 percent electric cars

By 2025 the German carmaker aims to have more than 20 electric models in its line-up

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Strategy
EV Biz

Volvo Car Group and Northvolt to join forces in battery development and production for electric cars

New collaboration will open new gigafactory in Europe and create 3,000 jobs

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Batteries
EV Biz

Britain in talks with six companies about building gigafactories to produce electric car batteries

Carmakers Ford and Nissan are said to be in talks with the government to expand their electrification plans

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Strategy
EV Biz

Mazda expands its electric car range and continues its commitment to carbon neutrality

Japanese carmaker will offer three new zero-emission electric vehicles (EVs) between 2022 and 2025

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Manufacturing
EV Biz

Polestar 3 electric performance sports utility vehicle (SUV) will be manufactured in the USA

Production of zero-emissions Polestar 3 is expected to begin globally in 2022

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Development
EV Life

From Mégane eVision to the all-new Mégane E-Tech Electric

The all-new Mégane E-Tech Electric is powered by a 60kWh battery pack that offers a range of up to 280 miles (451km)

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Conversions
EV Life

London Electric Cars (LEC) offering electric conversions for classic Minis

LEC can convert a Mini into a zero-emissions electric car that costs as little as 5p per mile to run

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Batteries
EV Biz

Volkswagen invests a further £438 million in sustainable battery production with Northvolt AB

The investment will help the German carmaker cope with the increasing demand for zero-emissions electric cars

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Pricing
EV Life

Hyundai IONIQ 5 electric car now available to order in the UK

The futuristic styled hatchback will offer up to 298 miles (480km) with prices starting from £36,995

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Pricing
EV Life

BMW announces UK pricing and specifications for the new BMW iX xDrive40 and iX xDrive50 electric cars

New zero-emissions sports activity vehicles (SAVs) will offer a range of up 380 miles (612km)

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Luxury Cars
EV Life

Rimac Automobili unveils the production version of the C_Two electric hypercar now called the Nevera

New all-electric hypercar has a range of up to 340 miles (550km) and a top speed of 258mph (415kph)

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Car Launch
EV Life

Spanish automaker launch its first all-electric car the CUPRA Born

New zero-emissions electric vehicle (EV) will offer up to 335 miles (539km) of range and hit 0-62mph (100kph) in seven seconds

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Batteries
EV Biz

Ford to build electric car batteries in a joint venture with SK Innovation

The new venture aims to produce approximately 60 GWh annually

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Pricing
EV Life

Vauxhall announces pricing and specification for all-new Combo-e Life electric car

New electric people carrier available in five and seven-seat versions offering a range of up to 174 miles (280km)

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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