Top Story: Nick Heidfeld tests Battista prototype as Hyper GT development accelerates

• Ex-Formula 1 and Formula E racer Nick Heidfeld brings his expertise to the test programme of the Battista pure-electric hyper GT• Heidfeld joins Vehicle Development team at Nardò Technical Center in Italy for his debut Battista test, as engineers fine-tune its bespoke dynamics package• Heidfeld said: “What really surprised me was how natural the Battista feels on the track. We are creating a hyper GT to be enjoyed at all speeds, yet here in Nardò the cornerin more > cellspacing="1">

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Electric vehicles: Aiways now also in France: Exclusive partnership with Car East France

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New Nissan Qashqai: Electrified powertrains accelerate Europe’s best-selling crossover into the future 16.01.2021

Electric vehicles: New Nissan Qashqai: Electrified powertrains accelerate Europe’s best-selling crossover into the future

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Earth Ride strengthens Hero Electric competitive position in e-2W segment in India, says GlobalData 13.01.2021

Electric vehicles: Earth Ride strengthens Hero Electric competitive position in e-2W segment in India, says GlobalData

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Volkswagen brand triples deliveries of all-electric vehicles in 2020 12.01.2021

Electric vehicles: Volkswagen brand triples deliveries of all-electric vehicles in 2020

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Electric vehicles: Sales launch of the Aiways U5 in Belgium with Cardoen

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CAKE and Dometic announce collaboration to launch electric food delivery box 11.01.2021

Electric vehicles: CAKE and Dometic announce collaboration to launch electric food delivery box

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CAKE launches CAKE connect, a mobile app and connectivity platform 09.01.2021

Electric vehicles: CAKE launches CAKE connect, a mobile app and connectivity platform

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Electric mobility: A Renault Trucks D Wide Z.E. is fitted with solar panels 08.01.2021

Electric vehicles: Electric mobility: A Renault Trucks D Wide Z.E. is fitted with solar panels

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New survey reveals EV switchers don’t look back 29.12.2020

Electric vehicles: New survey reveals EV switchers don’t look back

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Hybrids are not meant for long distances and other false claims 29.12.2020

Electric vehicles: Hybrids are not meant for long distances and other false claims

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Volkswagen significantly expands charging infrastructure 29.12.2020

Electric vehicles: Volkswagen significantly expands charging infrastructure

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e-Golf: Volkswagen prepares to launch the ID.3 at the Transparent Factory in Dresden 24.12.2020

Electric vehicles: e-Golf: Volkswagen prepares to launch the ID.3 at the Transparent Factory in Dresden

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Electric vehicles: Xpeng delivers G3 smart electric SUV to first customers in Norway, stepping up plans for European market

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Electric vehicles: SKODA AUTO DigiLab’s BeRider eScooter-sharing service proves to be a success in winter too

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BASF and Eramet partner to assess the development of a nickel-cobalt refining complex to supply growing electric vehicle market 16.12.2020

Electric vehicles: BASF and Eramet partner to assess the development of a nickel-cobalt refining complex to supply growing electric vehicle market

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Production starts on SEAT’s first electric motorbike: the SEAT MÓ eScooter 125 15.12.2020

Electric vehicles: Production starts on SEAT’s first electric motorbike: the SEAT MÓ eScooter 125

    SEAT’s first 100% electric motorbike brings a new range of mobility to the market, with no fumes, no noise and the equivalent of 125cc    The SEAT MÓ eScooter 125 is manufactured in collaboration with the Barcelona-based electric motorbike company Silence    It will be available at Sp mehr >>

Interview Jörg Burzer, Member of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz AG, Production and Supply Chain 14.12.2020

Electric vehicles: Interview Jörg Burzer, Member of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz AG, Production and Supply Chain

“We’re producing the Mercedes-EQ models the Mercedes way: Completely digital and flexible, highly efficient and maximally sustainable.”   Questions for Jörg Burzer, Member of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz A mehr >>

Global battery production network: a key success factor in the Mercedes-Benz electric offensive 14.12.2020

Electric vehicles: Global battery production network: a key success factor in the Mercedes-Benz electric offensive

The batteries for the Mercedes-EQ electric vehicles are supplied by a global battery production network with plants on three continents. Local battery production is a key success factor for the Mercedes-Benz electric offensive.Two plants in Kamenz mehr >>

Mercedes Benz Electric First und Ambition2039: CO2 neutral mobility und production 14.12.2020

Electric vehicles: Mercedes Benz Electric First und Ambition2039: CO2 neutral mobility und production

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Six new MERCEDES EQ launches by 2022 14.12.2020

Electric vehicles: Six new MERCEDES EQ launches by 2022

Major MERCEDES−EQ Model offensive: Mercedes−Benz Production network goes electric:       Mercedes-Benz Sindelfingen plant (Germany): Launch of electric luxury sedan EQS in Factory 56 in first half of mehr >>

BMW Group Purchasing steps up sustainability activities and paves the way for future e-mobility growth 10.12.2020

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Mercedes Benz Vans announces next-generation eSprinter based on newly developed ”Electric Versatility Platform” 09.12.2020

Electric vehicles: Mercedes Benz Vans announces next-generation eSprinter based on newly developed ”Electric Versatility Platform”

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Ola’s entry into New Zealand electric scooter market to offer new opportunities, says GlobalData 09.12.2020

Electric vehicles: Ola’s entry into New Zealand electric scooter market to offer new opportunities, says GlobalData

Following the news that ride-hailing major Ola plans to launch its electric two-wheeler range in New Zealand;Bakar Sadik Agwan, Senior Automotive Consulting Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view: “After announcing its entry into electric vehicle (EV) business through the acquisition of the Netherlands-bas mehr >>

The BMW iX undergoes final winter testing - Endurance test at the North Cape 09.12.2020

Electric vehicles: The BMW iX undergoes final winter testing - Endurance test at the North Cape

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Green number plates’ will boost EV demand ahead of 2030 deadline, according to Nissan poll 08.12.2020

Electric vehicles: Green number plates’ will boost EV demand ahead of 2030 deadline, according to Nissan poll

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Renault, leader of EV sales in Europe 08.12.2020

Electric vehicles: Renault, leader of EV sales in Europe

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The Audi A3 Sportback 45 TFSI e - Compact hybrid with 245 PS system output 08.12.2020

Electric vehicles: The Audi A3 Sportback 45 TFSI e - Compact hybrid with 245 PS system output

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Lexus reveals direct4 next-generation electric drive control technology 07.12.2020

Electric vehicles: Lexus reveals direct4 next-generation electric drive control technology

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Toyota to preview All-New Battery Electric SUV 07.12.2020

Electric vehicles: Toyota to preview All-New Battery Electric SUV

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