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Top Story: Surging interest in electric vehicles sees forecasts increased as autonomous hype subsides, says GlobalData

The latest set of automotive component and production forecasts reveal a clear increase in the number of electric vehicles (EVs) expected to be built over the next few years, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. This comes in response to the increased news coverage of EVs, the growing variety of models being sold, and tightening emissions regulations incentivizing the production of electrified models, particularly in Europe.The automotive industry is in a transformative phase, mehr >>

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Surging interest in electric vehicles sees forecasts increased as autonomous hype subsides, says GlobalData 11.02.2020

Electric vehicles: Surging interest in electric vehicles sees forecasts increased as autonomous hype subsides, says GlobalData

The latest set of automotive component and production forecasts reveal a clear increase in the number of electric vehicles (EVs) expected to be built over the next few years, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. This comes in response to the increased news coverage of EVs, the growing variety of models being sold, and tightening emissions regulations incentivizing the pr mehr >>

BMW Group steps up expansion for production of electric powertrain components at Plant Dingolfing 06.02.2020

Electric vehicles: BMW Group steps up expansion for production of electric powertrain components at Plant Dingolfing

The BMW Group is expanding production capacity and increasing its staff at the Competence Centre for E-Drive Production in Dingolfing faster than originally planned. Due to growing demand for electrified vehicles, the plant expects the number of modules needed for production of high-voltage batteries to double from the previous year. The number of electric motors required will also increase sig mehr >>

UPS invests in Arrival and orders 10,000 Generation 2 Electric Vehicles 29.01.2020

Electric vehicles: UPS invests in Arrival and orders 10,000 Generation 2 Electric Vehicles

    UPS orders hundreds of millions of euros worth of bespoke purpose built electric vehicles from Arrival, accelerating UPS’ transition to a zero emissions fleet. Today’s initial order of 10,000 vehicles will be rolled out over 2020-2024 with the option for a further order of 10,000 mehr >>

Audi e-tron Charging Service: New price model and more favorable conditions at IONITY 27.01.2020

Electric vehicles: Audi e-tron Charging Service: New price model and more favorable conditions at IONITY

Charging service connected to the grid one year ago: Number of charging points and countries has doubled        Audi customers receive special rates for charging from IONITY at 31 cents per kilowatt hour        Around 135,000 charging points in 24 countries make e-mobility suitable for everyday use mehr >>

The mountain calls, the MINI Electric is coming 23.01.2020

Electric vehicles: The mountain calls, the MINI Electric is coming

The mountain calls – and never more so than in winter. In fact, there is an entire choir of mountain peaks which are attractive for winter sports fans particularly in Munich and the surrounding area. A spontaneous awayday for skiing or sledging is a very appealing option for residents living in the Bavarian capital. mehr >>

Daimler Trucks subsidiary delivers 50 fully-electric school buses for the state of Virginia 22.01.2020

Electric vehicles: Daimler Trucks subsidiary delivers 50 fully-electric school buses for the state of Virginia

In the U.S. state of Virginia students will soon be going to school in electric buses. Thomas Built Buses, the North American Daimler Trucks subsidiary, was selected to provide the first 50 fully-electric versions of the iconic black and yellow school mehr >>

Audi invests around EUR 100 million in charging infrastructure at own sites 17.01.2020

Electric vehicles: Audi invests around EUR 100 million in charging infrastructure at own sites

   Audi will electrify one in ten parking spaces at German plants by mid-2022        Charging initiative will also be available to the public in large part        Charging infrastructure and management are piloting a new business area  mehr >>

AIWAYS all-electric U5: technology engineered for safety 17.01.2020

Electric vehicles: AIWAYS all-electric U5: technology engineered for safety

 •    U5 offers outstanding safety features, in a package accessible to all•    U5 made from steel four times stronger than conventional high-strength steel•    The ‘sandwich’ battery pack provides unprecedented levels of thermal safety  mehr >>

6 reasons for driving an electric car 10.01.2020

Electric vehicles: 6 reasons for driving an electric car

SEAT Mii electric in the city •    In addition to sustainability and the environment, saving time and money are the main advantages•    The use of special lanes and reserved parking zones are incentives mehr >>

Six years of BMW i3 02.01.2020

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Electric vehicle pioneers drive over 200,000 km in their BMW i3Designed for local emission-free mobility, the model demonstrates its impressive everyday capability and durability with its original battery – since its market launch, the BMW i3 has mehr >>

Electromobility market shares 12/2019 27.12.2019

Electric vehicles: Electromobility market shares 12/2019

BMW Group market position within competition. Electromobility in Germany, Europe, Globally. mehr >>

Volkswagen significantly raises electric car production forecast for 2025 27.12.2019

Electric vehicles: Volkswagen significantly raises electric car production forecast for 2025

Market launch in 2020: The new Volkswagen ID.3. ID.3: The vehicle is not yet available for sale in Europe. 1.5 million vehicles from the new ID. family in 2025  Strategic target of one million produced electric cars to be mehr >>

24.12.2019

Electric vehicles: Rivian best placed to compete with Tesla in truck and SUV categories, says GlobalData

Following the news that American electric truck startup Rivian Automotive (Rivian) has raised US$1.3bn in new funding;    Aurojyoti Bose, Lead Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view on the start-up’s journey:“In an extremely capital intensive industry such as automotive manufacturing, companies are req mehr >>

CAKE now in Petersen Automotive Museum’s permanent collection 23.12.2019

Electric vehicles: CAKE now in Petersen Automotive Museum’s permanent collection

CAKE, the Swedish manufacturer of lightweight electric off-road performance motorcycles, today announced that its flagship product, the Kalk OR, has been included in the Petersen Automotive Museum’s permanent collection.   In April 2019, the Pe mehr >>

Half a million electrified BMW Group vehicles already on the roads 19.12.2019

Electric vehicles: Half a million electrified BMW Group vehicles already on the roads

- Next milestone: Doubling the number of electrified vehicles by end of 2021 - BMW 330e* handed over at BMW Welt -  BMW iX3*: new balance between range and battery size mehr >>

The efficient drivetrain for the purely electric BMW iX3 18.12.2019

Electric vehicles: The efficient drivetrain for the purely electric BMW iX3

Alternative Drive Systems, Mobility of the FutureThe BMW iX3, the production of which will commence in 2020, facilitates locally emission-free driving in a novel and efficient form, whilst also being suitable for everyday use. A range of more th mehr >>

"Electric City”: Opel Completes Installation of 350 Charging Points on Time 16.12.2019

Electric vehicles: "Electric City”: Opel Completes Installation of 350 Charging Points on Time

  One year after announcing “Electric City”, Opel has reached an important milestones of the project: The carmaker has completed the installation of the 350 charging points it had announced for its fleet vehicle. The Opel fleet consist mehr >>

New NSK bearings for electric vehicle transmissions aid efficiency and reliability 13.12.2019

Electric vehicles: New NSK bearings for electric vehicle transmissions aid efficiency and reliability

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BMW Group signs supply contract with Ganfeng for sustainable lithium 11.12.2019

Electric vehicles: BMW Group signs supply contract with Ganfeng for sustainable lithium

- Securing raw material supplies for battery cells- Projected order volume totals 540 million euros - Raw material extracted sustainably at mines in Australia photo caption: l-r: Xiaoshen Wang, Vice Chairman and Executive Vice Preside mehr >>

Electric vehicles ‘the silver lining’ in UK new car market 05.12.2019

Electric vehicles: Electric vehicles ‘the silver lining’ in UK new car market

The latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show a 1.3% decline in new car registrations in November. The trade body attributes the continued decline in the market to a number of factors, including weak business and consumer confidence, economic uncertainty and confusion over diesel and clean air zones, combined to affect demand. mehr >>

ABT and Schaeffler become strategic partners 03.12.2019

Electric vehicles: ABT and Schaeffler become strategic partners

Together into the electric futureWhether for Formula E wins and titles or spectacular joint projects such as the 1200-hp 4ePerformance: The collaboration between ABT Sportsline and Schaeffler is a resounding success. The two companies are now moving forward mehr >>

AIWAYS produces first all-electric U5 models for Europe 03.12.2019

Electric vehicles: AIWAYS produces first all-electric U5 models for Europe

•    First batch of European spec U5 produced at AIWAYS’ €1.73 billion manufacturing facility in Shangrao, China•    Limited number of all-electric SUV to be used by AIWAYS to build anticipation ahead of official European market launch in April 2020  mehr >>

New ABT e-Caddy can be ordered from end of November 2019 26.11.2019

Electric vehicles: New ABT e-Caddy can be ordered from end of November 2019

Leasing only – from 293 euros/month netThe first all-electric ABT e-Caddys, with long-wheelbase, can be ordered from the end of November 2019 at selected Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Dealers and ABT e-Line partners and are expected to be mehr >>

LEXUS The technology revolution: Four generations of self-charging hybrid electric power 21.11.2019

Electric vehicles: LEXUS The technology revolution: Four generations of self-charging hybrid electric power

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18.11.2019

Electric vehicles: Ford's electric Mustang is a bold but necessary move, says GlobalData

Following the news that Ford is to introduce an electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) in 2020; David Leggett, Automotive Editor at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view: "It is certainly a bold move by Ford to lend the Mustang name to an upcoming all-electric SUV. The idea is to promote the traditional Mustang brand’s strengths mehr >>

SKODA AUTO, PRE and Chakratec bring unique charging technology to Prague 14.11.2019

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› Charging station uses flywheel technology and does not require chemical battery cells› This enables the Kinetic Power Booster in Prague to have twice as much power as the national grid› The system allows for fast charging even in places with a weak grid› Start-up Chakratec, inventor of the Kinetic Power Booster, was scout mehr >>

Volkswagen breaks ground on expansion for electric vehicle production in United States 13.11.2019

Electric vehicles: Volkswagen breaks ground on expansion for electric vehicle production in United States

Overall plant expansion in Chattanooga brings $800 million investment  Volkswagen creates 1,000 new jobs  Production of an electric-only Volkswagen ID. model starts in 2022  Volkswagen also announces new battery pack assembly facility mehr >>

SEAT Mii electric: making electrification affordable 11.11.2019

Electric vehicles: SEAT Mii electric: making electrification affordable

•    SEAT Mii electric is the first all-electric vehicle from the brand, making the technology affordable, with purchase costs on the same level as an internal combustion engine vehicle and low cost of ownership•    Mii electric is the ideal vehicle for the city, mixing dynamic performance with practicality thanks to its 61kW ele mehr >>

BMW Group continues to expand charging infrastructure for electrified vehicles 05.11.2019

Electric vehicles: BMW Group continues to expand charging infrastructure for electrified vehicles

- 4,100 charging points to be installed by 2021 - Offer for employees at German locations - Public access also planned - Charging with green energy at attractive conditions The BMW Group is se mehr >>

Electric vehicles to disrupt but not eradicate turbocharger fitment, says GlobalData 21.10.2019

Electric vehicles: Electric vehicles to disrupt but not eradicate turbocharger fitment, says GlobalData

The relentless pursuit of lower emissions and fuel consumption has driven a significant jump in the fitment of turbocharged engines over the last two decades – first with turbocharged diesels and then with downsized gasoline engines. However, the forecast increase in electric vehicle up-take has led some to question the longevity of the turbocharger. A closer analysis of the figures mehr >>

Volkswagen electric car ID.3 communicates using light 09.10.2019

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ID.3: The vehicle is not yet available for sale in Europe. Innovative ID. Light concept visually supports vehicle functions and warnings  New feature lends the ID.31 more emotionality mehr >>

SEAT: 5 questions and answers about electric cars 02.10.2019

Electric vehicles: SEAT: 5 questions and answers about electric cars

•    By 2030, sales of zero or low emission cars must amount to 40 % of the total, according to the European Commission•    Range and battery recharging raise the most questions•    SEAT is going to launch 6 new electric and plug-in hybrid models by early 2021 mehr >>

Hyundai's 45 Concept gives a vision of electrification, autonomous technologies and intelligent design 18.09.2019

Electric vehicles: Hyundai's 45 Concept gives a vision of electrification, autonomous technologies and intelligent design

Hyundai has unveiled the 45, an electric vehicle concept, at the Frankfurt Motor Show as homage to its heritage and a future image of a new era of the Korean company's automotive design focused on electrification, autonomous technologies and intelligent design. mehr >>

BMW Group aims to have one million electrified vehicles on the roads in 2021 10.09.2019

Electric vehicles: BMW Group aims to have one million electrified vehicles on the roads in 2021

Oliver Zipse: Already at the forefront of electromobility - Market for electric vehicles developing at different rates - Customers are key: Technologies for climate protection only effective if customers want them and use them mehr >>

Automobili Pininfarina, Bosch and BENTELER - Future Foundation For Performance Electric Cars 09.09.2019

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•    Strategic collaboration formed with mobility specialists Bosch Engineering and BENTELER ahead of Frankfurt International Auto Show•    Conf mehr >>

This is how you design a 100% electric concept car 09.09.2019

Electric vehicles: This is how you design a 100% electric concept car

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e-up! for everyone – new generation of the electric e-up! 05.09.2019

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...with a long range to be launched at a low price    World premiere at the IAA: new e-up!1 will make its début with a low leasing rate of €1592    Ideal for commuters and city driving: energy mehr >>

Opel Corsa-e Electric Car: Fast and Easy Charging 02.09.2019

Electric vehicles: Opel Corsa-e Electric Car: Fast and Easy Charging

    Charging at home: from household socket to wallbox    Charging on journeys: high-speed charging is standard    Charging everywhere: with the “universal charging cable” at every charging station    Via remote control: efficient travel with e-Services and the myOpel app mehr >>

Hyundai Motor Group Reveals Personal Electric Scooter Capable of 20km Range 27.08.2019

Electric vehicles: Hyundai Motor Group Reveals Personal Electric Scooter Capable of 20km Range

•    New on-board scooter could be featured on future Hyundai Motor Group vehicles•    Last mile mobility is enhanced by foldable and lightweight, all-electric scooter•    Scooter houses 10.5 Ah lithium battery enabling 20km range, plus 20km/h top speed  mehr >>

New Passat GTE with longer electric range 26.08.2019

Electric vehicles: New Passat GTE with longer electric range

The Passat Variant GTE with a plug-in hybrid drive    31% more battery capacity allows for a longer electric range    Zero emissions in the city, efficiency on long journeys    mehr >>

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