Polestar 2 pricing for Europe revealed

Polestar 2 pricing for Europe revealed

Pricing for the Polestar 2 electric performance fastback has now been confirmed for all European launch markets. Polestar 2 enters production in early 2020 and initial deliveries will begin from June.

SMART, DDOT become 100th customer Proterra’s electric buses

SMART, DDOT become 100th customer Proterra’s electric buses

Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, announced that the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) and Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) have agreed to purchase electric buses and chargers from Proterra, becoming the 100th customer for the company.

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Indian state of Tamil Nadu set to emerge as EV Manufacturing Hub

Indian state of Tamil Nadu set to emerge as EV Manufacturing Hub

The state of Tamil Nadu, located in South India, is gearing up to emerge as India’s electric automobile manufacturing hub. This is reflected by setting up of projects in line with MoUs signed in presence of the Chief Minister K Palaniswami during earlier events in order to grow the industrial base, with creation of jobs as the immediate impact.

Solaris to deliver electric buses to Bilbao, Spain

Solaris to deliver electric buses to Bilbao, Spain

The representatives of Solaris Bus & Coach S.A. signed a contract, in line with which operator ALSA Group SLU is to receive two Solaris buses of the Urbino 12 electric type and also two stationary chargers. The vehicles will operate on routes in the biggest city of the Basque country – Bilbao. The vehicles will be delivered later this year.

Tesla delivers nearly 97,000 vehicles in Q3 2019

Tesla delivers nearly 97,000 vehicles in Q3 2019

Tesla announced that it has achieved record production of 96,155 vehicles and record deliveries of approximately 97,000 vehicles in Q3 2019.

Nexon EV to be the first vehicle with Tata Motors’ Ziptron technology

Nexon EV to be the first vehicle with Tata Motors’ Ziptron technology

Tata Motors announced that it would debut in the personal electric vehicle segment in Q4 FY19-20, with the Nexon EV, powered by the recently introduced Ziptron technology.

Dana and Valeo collaborate to supply complete 48-Volt EV systems

Dana and Valeo collaborate to supply complete 48-Volt EV systems

Dana Incorporated and Valeo announced a global collaboration to develop and supply 48-volt electric-vehicle systems for new-mobility applications, including low-speed electric and hybrid e-AWD vehicles. The first system is scheduled to launch in early 2020 with a major European automaker on series-produced cars.

Penske Truck Leasing adds Kalmar Ottawa Electric Terminal Tractor to its EV Fleet

Penske Truck Leasing adds Kalmar Ottawa Electric Terminal Tractor to its EV Fleet

Penske Truck Leasing is growing its electric vehicle fleet with the addition of the Kalmar Ottawa Electric Terminal Tractor (T2E). The introduction of these new all-electric commercial vehicles into Penske’s fleet is another in a series of recent moves the company has undertaken to test and showcase innovative electric vehicles and help bring them to market.

MAN, Scania, and Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus developing a common electric powertrain

MAN, Scania, and Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus developing a common electric powertrain

The TRATON brands MAN, Scania, and Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus have committed themselves to an electro mobility offensive aimed at creating a complementing solution to the combustion engine.

Porsche adds 500 jobs to build EVs

Porsche adds 500 jobs to build EVs

Porsche builds another 500 new jobs: The company increases production in Zuffenhausen for the first purely electrically powered sports car. This is Porsche’s response to the great worldwide demand for the electric sports car, which celebrated its world premiere at the beginning of September.

Continental’s Powertrain Division becomes Vitesco Technologies

Continental’s Powertrain Division becomes Vitesco Technologies

A new company is presenting itself in Regensburg: technology company Continental’s former powertrain division will now operate under the name Vitesco Technologies, effective immediately. The company, which has been operating independently since January 2019, is now rolling out its new brand identity at its approximately 50 locations worldwide.

Volvo claims that its all electric XC40 does more with less

Volvo claims that its all electric XC40 does more with less

Sometimes less really is more: the forthcoming battery-powered Volvo XC40 SUV, Volvo Cars’ first fully electric car, proves that Volvo cars can be made better by taking certain things away. The advance of electric cars constitutes the biggest change in the history of the automobile. For the first time in over a century, cars move without a petrol or diesel engine in the engine bay and have a battery in the floor, changing the car at its core.

Škoda announces UK pricing and specifications for the Superb iV

Škoda announces UK pricing and specifications for the Superb iV

The Škoda Superb iV plug-in hybrid will become the brand’s first electrified car when it goes on sale in the UK in January 2020. As the flagship model of the Škoda range, the Superb has always showcased the brand’s most advanced technologies – delivering a luxurious drive and levels of cabin space that no other car in the sector can get near to matching. The highly anticipated plug-in hybrid version will be priced from £31,970 ($39,323) OTR.

Arrival Automotive North America appoints Mike Ableson as CEO

Arrival Automotive North America appoints Mike Ableson as CEO

Arrival Ltd announced that Mike Ableson will join the organisation as CEO of Arrival Automotive North America and will lead the electric vehicle company’s expansion to this market.

Neuron EV launches modular Electric Trucks

Neuron EV launches modular Electric Trucks

Neuron EV has unveiled a new set of electric utility vehicles that has the potential to transform the automotive industry. The company presented the Neuron EV MET or Medium-Duty Electric Truck, and the Neuron EV STAR, a multipurpose micro truck. Both are electric convertible trucks built with an interchangeable rear to optimise functional versatility.

Nissan unveils IMk Concept EV fit for Urban commuters

Nissan unveils IMk Concept EV fit for Urban commuters

Nissan unveiled the IMk, a concept car that combines chic design, cutting-edge technologies and powerful EV acceleration in a compact body to create the “ultimate urban commuter”. The 100% electric car hints at the new direction of Nissan’s design language and how it helps bring to life Nissan Intelligent Mobility – the brand’s vision for changing how vehicles are powered, driven and connected to society.

Toyota reveals the new C-HR powered by a choice of hybrid powertrains

Toyota reveals the new C-HR powered by a choice of hybrid powertrains

The new Toyota C-HR has debuted with a choice of hybrid powertrains, a new multimedia system and design enhancements that refine its look whilst keeping the iconic shape.

Automobili Pininfarina appoints former Tesla executive as new Chief Sales Officer

Automobili Pininfarina appoints former Tesla executive as new Chief Sales Officer

Automobili Pininfarina announced the appointment of Jochen Rudat as Chief Sales Officer for the pure-electric luxury and performance car brand. Rudat brings with him experience at the forefront of the electric vehicle revolution over the last decade, having most recently occupied the role of Director, Central Europe with Tesla.

PowerCell to participate in EU project to bring fuel cell electrification to heavy-duty trucks

PowerCell to participate in EU project to bring fuel cell electrification to heavy-duty trucks

PowerCell Sweden AB (publ) will participate in the EU funded 5-year long project H2Haul. The project comprises different types of heavy-duty trucks that will be electrified using fuel cells and hydrogen and the trucks will be field-tested in daily operations by major logistics and retail companies in several European countries.

Ford reveals the UK pricing of the Puma mild-hybrids

Ford reveals the UK pricing of the Puma mild-hybrids

Ford revealed full UK pricing for the stylish new Ford Puma, with high specification First Edition models to be exclusively offered for delivery from January, ahead of the full range becoming available to order early next year.

Bosch devices prevent electric shock when EVs are involved in accidents

Bosch devices prevent electric shock when EVs are involved in accidents

With more and more electric cars on the road, many drivers are increasingly uncertain what they should do or not do in the event of a collision. Electric motors also present rescue crews with new challenges. In fact, like any other vehicle, electric vehicles are equipped with safety features for such events.

Zenuity’s systems to be installed in Volvo Cars’ all Electric XC40 SUV

Zenuity’s systems to be installed in Volvo Cars’ all Electric XC40 SUV

Zenuity, the assisted and autonomous driving software company, has taken another significant step with the inclusion of its assisted driving and safety software in Volvo Cars’ soon-to-be-revealed fully electric XC40 sports utility vehicle.

Antwerp-Tax electrifies its fleet and installs charging stations

Antwerp-Tax electrifies its fleet and installs charging stations

Antwerp-based taxi company Antwerp-Tax celebrated its 90th anniversary this year. The family-owned company, dating back to 1929, has always been at the forefront of new ways of mobility, and is now the first Antwerp taxi company to switch their fleet to electric hybrids.

Three MAN eTGEs delivered in Paris

Three MAN eTGEs delivered in Paris

The MAN eTGE went into daily operation with three major French companies – all operating in the logistics and transport sector. For international courier service DHL Express it carries parcels on the first and last miles of their journeys in the 9th district of the French capital. The electric van is being integrated into DHL Express France’s DistriGreen fleet, which opened its Porte d’Aubervilliers facility in 2018.

Prodrive opens new Powertrain Development Centre in UK

Prodrive opens new Powertrain Development Centre in UK

Prodrive has opened its new advanced Powertrain Development Centre (PDC), reaffirming its commitment to help the automotive and motorsport industry develop solutions for its biggest challenges.

Evergrande taps into several automotive giants to help materialise its EV strategy

Evergrande taps into several automotive giants to help materialise its EV strategy

Chinese real estate group Evergrande’s e-mobility arm, Evergrande New Energy Automobile Group, has signed strategic cooperation agreements with automotive companies including the FEV Group, EDAG, IVA Group, AVL and Magna. The agreement was signed at the group’s headquarter in Shenzhen, South China.

MG delivers its first fully electric vehicle

MG delivers its first fully electric vehicle

The first-ever customer delivery of a fully electric MG has taken place at Bushey Heath Garage, Bushey, Hertfordshire, where Richard Jackson received the keys to his new ZS EV Exclusive in stylish Dynamic Red. The milestone handover also marks the start of customer deliveries for ZS EV across MG’s 100-strong dealer network.

Webasto starts battery production in Germany

Webasto starts battery production in Germany

Webasto, global innovative systems partner to the automotive industry, has started the production of batteries for electric vehicles in Germany. The manufacture of battery packs for a European bus maker has already commenced at the company’s Schierling site in the district of Regensburg.

Keolis wins contract to operate electric buses in Bergen, Norway

Keolis wins contract to operate electric buses in Bergen, Norway

Keolis’ subsidiary in Norway was awarded its first bus network by Skyss, the public transport authority of Bergen, to operate a 9½ year contract in the centre and west side of the city.

CATL to further expand production in China

CATL to further expand production in China

Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) is planning to set up a new production base in the city of Yibin in China’s Sichuan province, according to a filing in Shenzhen Stock Exchange. The new facility into be built on an investment of CNY10 billion ($1.4 billion).