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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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Development
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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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April 6, 2021

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Batteries
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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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April 6, 2021

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Batteries
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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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Batteries
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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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Sales Trends
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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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Car Launch
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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
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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
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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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Car Sales
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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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April 6, 2021

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Commercial
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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
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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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April 6, 2021

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Investment
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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
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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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April 6, 2021

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Manufacturing
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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April 6, 2021

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Car Sales
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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April 6, 2021

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Production
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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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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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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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April 6, 2021

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Car Sales
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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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April 6, 2021

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Sales Trends
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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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April 6, 2021

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EV Strategy
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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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April 6, 2021

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Trucks
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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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April 6, 2021

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EV Strategy
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Vauxhall to be all-electric in 2028

Vauxhall currently offers nine electric or electrified cars and vans

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April 6, 2021

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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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April 6, 2021

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Sales Trends
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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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April 6, 2021

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Industry
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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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April 6, 2021

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Pricing
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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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April 6, 2021

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Vans
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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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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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April 6, 2021

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Performance
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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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April 6, 2021

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EV Strategy
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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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April 6, 2021

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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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April 6, 2021

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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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April 6, 2021

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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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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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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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April 6, 2021

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Conversions
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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April 6, 2021

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Concept
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Subaru to launch its first electric car called the Solterra in 2022

Subaru’s new all-electric sports utility vehicle (SUV) is being designed in conjunction with Toyota

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April 6, 2021

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Industry
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Another electric vehicle (EV) company continues to do well and expand as we drive for a cleaner future

London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) takes on Richard Hudson as commercial director

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April 6, 2021

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Investment
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Ford to build all-electric light commercial vehicle in Romania in 2024

Craiova will be Ford's third facility in Europe to build an all-electric vehicle

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April 6, 2021

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Pricing
EV Life

Best sub £30,000 electric cars

ElectricDrives quick guide to the best value electric cars available right now

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April 6, 2021

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Batteries
EV Life

Volkswagen Group Components fires up the next production stage of batteries for its electric cars

Electric car components plant employs over 800 people and will produce 600,000 batteries annually

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April 6, 2021

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Car Sales
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Electric cars play a big part in helping MG to achieve record sales in March

Zero-emissions battery electric vehicles account for almost a third of MG’s sales during the month

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April 6, 2021

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Car Sales
EV Life

Kia records its best-ever first-quarter in the UK largely thanks to sales of its e-Niro electric

Kia’s e-Niro is the country’s second best-selling electric car so far in 2021

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April 6, 2021

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Car Launch
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New Volkswagen ID.4 Pro Performance electric car models now open for order in the UK

VW will also launch it more affordable ID.4 Pure range of electric cars in coming months

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April 6, 2021

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Pricing
EV Life

Hyundai announces New KONA Electric prices and specifications for its latest electric car

New electric sports utility vehicle from Korean carmaker offers up to 300 miles (483km) of range

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April 6, 2021

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Charging
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Tesla plans to produce electric car chargers in China

New Chinese factory will be able to produce 10,000 V3 Superchargers annually

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Buses
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Lion Electric announces the construction of its battery manufacturing plant and innovation centre in Quebec

New innovation centre will focus on achieving new advancements in performance, range and energy capacity

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April 6, 2021

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Pricing
EV Life

Fisker to develop a premium sub $30,000 (£21,500,€24,750) electric car

American carmaker helping to bring zero-emissions driving to a wider audience

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April 6, 2021

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Car Sales
EV Life

New car registrations for February dropped minus 35.5 percent while battery-electric car sales bucked the trend rising by 42.2 percent

Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) figures reveal consumers continue to switch on to cleaner driving

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Car Sales
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The popularity of its electric cars helps MG Motor expand its dealer network in the UK

UK carmaker plans to have 50 percent of its cars with zero-emissions this year

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April 6, 2021

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Production
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Volkswagen ends production of the e-Golf to focus on the ID.3 electric car

The popularity of VW’s ID.3 made it the best seller in Europe during October

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April 6, 2021

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EV Strategy
EV Biz

Full speaker programme announced for the 2020 online EV Summit

Electric car and emobility summit attracts the world’s leading experts to help create a more sustainable future

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April 6, 2021

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Technology
EV Life

Lotus engineering launches new battery test facility to support booming electric car sector

New BattCon project assessment labs will be available in Norfolk and the West Midlands

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April 6, 2021

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Batteries
EV Life

Up to 90 percent of battery demand in coming decades will come from electric cars and vehicles

Battery raw materials including cobalt, nickel and lithium prices are rising with demand for electric car batteries

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April 6, 2021

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Car Sales
EV Life

Despite a large decline in UK vehicle production in January plug-in and electric cars bucked the trend with an 18.9 percent rise

New figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show that the electric revolution continues to gain momentum in the UK

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Car Launch
EV Life

Audi unveils it’s new zero-emissions e-Tron GT high-performance electric car

New electric car from the German carmaker is sleek and speedy yet remains practical and looks towards the future of emobility

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April 6, 2021

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AWARD WINNING
EV Life

Volkswagen ID.3 electric car claims two prestigious awards in one week

German carmaker gets recognition from Carbuyer and Top Gear

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April 6, 2021

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Car Launch
EV Life

ŠKODA’s new Enyaq iV zero-emissions electric car will be available to order from March 10

New Enyaq iV 80 will offer an impressive range of up to 333 miles (536km)

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April 6, 2021

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Technology
EV Life

Hyundai launches new electric car E-GMP platform to use across its models

Korean electric car maker to have 23 electric vehicles with 11 dedicated battery-electric models by 2025

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April 6, 2021

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Net Zero
EV Life

Luxury electric car converters, Lunaz, to expand by 500 percent to meet the demand for zero-emission vehicles

Lunaz electric platform will scale to uses far beyond the conversion of classic cars

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April 6, 2021

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Car Launch
EV Life

Volvo Cars launch new Volvo C40 Recharge all-electric car

Based on the CMA vehicle platform this is the first Volvo model in history designed as a pure-electric car

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Development
EV Biz

MAHLE Powertrain sets its sights on emobility and electric car development for the future

The company is investing €12 million in five new testing and development facilities for electric vehicles, batteries and powertrains

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Car Sales
EV Life

One in six of Kia’s car sales in the UK during January was electric

Electric car sales help Kia to post its highest-ever European market share

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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New Car Launch
EV Life

Kia launches and reveals all the details of its new crossover style EV6 electric car

New electric vehicle from the Korean carmaker will offer up to 316 miles (510km) of range

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Production
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Next-generation Ford Transit Custom all-electric van coming in 2023

New zero-emissions van will be produced in Turkey by Ford Otosan

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April 6, 2021

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