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Xpeng's new plant will build 100,000 EVs a year

Xpeng Motors, the Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer, has announced the construction of another plant, which will be built in Wuhan and have an annual capacity of 100,000 cars. Dates for the start of construction have not yet been confirmed. The...

Chinese carmaker NIO celebrates 100,000th EV

Chinese carmaker NIO has this week reached another milestone by producing its 100,000th electric vehicle. In July 2020 NIO celebrated the production of its 50,000th premium SUV. Less than nine months later, NIO has now reached the 100,000 mark. 1,046...

Polestar wants to create climate neutral car by 2030

Swedish electric car brand Polestar has announced that, by 2030, it is aiming to create the first truly climate neutral car. Climate action is already being incorporated throughout the Polestar business, and climate targets are integrated in the Polestar...

Lucid hopes to make 500,000 cars a year by 2030

Now the chief executive of Lucid Motors, Peter Rawlinson has previously worked at Jaguar, Lotus and Tesla. Of course, Lucid was known as Atieva when Rawlinson started there in 2013 – and made batteries for electric cars rather than the cars themselves...

Tesla announces record deliveries of electric cars

During the first quarter of 2021, Tesla broke another record. The electric carmaker announced new record deliveries of 184,800 electric cars. Traditionally, Q1 of any year is a slow quarter for car companies, especially so with the impact of coronavirus,...

Toyota and Tesla negotiating joint development of electric SUV

Global automobile brands Tesla and Toyota are reportedly in negotiations over the joint development of a platform for a small electric SUV. Talks on the joint venture began in 2020 and are said to be nearing their final stages, according to a South Korean...

British Lithium receives £2.9m grant for pilot extraction plant

Mining company British Lithium has received a £2.9m Innovate UK grant to build a pilot lithium extraction plant, accelerate its route to commercialisation and provide critical natural resources to boost the UK’s electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing industry. The...

MAHLE Powertrain sets its sights on e-mobility of the future

MAHLE Powertrain (MPT) is expanding its portfolio with an intensified focus on e-mobility. Over recent years, the development service provider headquartered in Northampton has established itself as a strong partner for companies in the automotive and commercial...

Renault reveals first details of new electric Kangoo

Renault has news in the light commercial vehicle segment. The French manufacturer has unveiled the new Kangoo Van E-Tech Electric, which will be launched on the market in June 2021 and will also be offered again in a fully electric variant from 2022. The...

Seat aims to produce half a million EVs each year

Seat wants to produce 500,000 electric cars a year in Spain from 2025 - for its own brand as well as other Volkswagen Group brands. Seat announced the target along with its new urban electric vehicle at the company’s annual press conference. In 2025,...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:7th Apr 2021