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Lincoln working with Rivian on new fully electric vehicle

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The Lincoln Motor Company is working with Rivian to develop an all-new electric vehicle previously announced as part of Ford Motor Company’s original investment in Rivian. Lincoln’s first fully electric vehicle will join the Aviator and Corsair Grand Touring plug-in hybrid vehicles, further solidifying Lincoln’s commitment to electrification. billion into electrification, which includes the Mustang Mach-E and a fully electric version of the best-selling F-150 pickup.

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Volvo Cars inaugurates new battery assembly line at Ghent manufacturing plant

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Volvo Cars formally inaugurated a new battery assembly line at its Belgian manufacturing plant in Ghent, where it will start building its first fully electric car, the XC40 Recharge P8, later this year. The XC40 Recharge P8 is the first of a family of fully electric Volvos.

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Ford to assemble electric E-Transit van in Kansas City; building out $3.2B North American EV manufacturing capability

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billion investment in Ford’s North American manufacturing facilities to produce a series of new electric vehicles for commercial and retail customers. The new E-Transit will join the all-electric F-150 announced in September and the all-electric Mustang Mach-E, which begins arriving in dealers’ showrooms next month. The all-electric F-150, which will be assembled at the new Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, Mich.,

Volkswagen of America unveils the 2021 ID.4 electric SUV

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electric SUV—the brand’s first long-range EV to be sold in the US. electric compact SUV is based on the modular electric drive architecture (MEB). A more powerful, electric all-wheel-drive variant with 302 hp will follow later in 2021.

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BMW introduces iX3 electric SUV; destined for China and Europe

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BMW unveiled the iX3 electric SUV ( earlier post ), offering full electric mobility in a BMW X model. Electric power consumption combined in the WLTP test cycle is 19.5 – 18.5 Market launch will begin in China later in 2020. China Electric (Battery) Europe

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Volkswagen Group Components delivering essential components for Volkswagen’s ID.4 electric SUV

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family and numerous other Group brand models based on the modular electric drive matrix (MEB). Volkswagen Group Components contributes around 40% of the overall added value of the first fully electric SUV by the Volkswagen brand, the world e-car ID.4.

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Mercedes-Benz will be producing 8 all-electric EQ models in 2022

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In 2022, Mercedes-Benz’ global portfolio will include eight all-electric Mercedes-EQ models. The global Mercedes-Benz production network is ready for the company’s electric product offensive and is integrating its Mercedes-EQ models into series production in its existing plants.

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Volvo Car Group exceeds 600,000 vehicles sold on the CMA platform

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Due to its modular design, the platform was used to create the Lynk & Co 01, 02, 03 and 05, as well as the pure electric 2020 Polestar 2 and Volvo’s first all-electric model, the XC40 Recharge. In June 2020, it had sold a total of 35,708 CMA-based vehicles.

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GM investing $2B in Spring Hill plant to build EVs, starting with Cadillac LYRIQ

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announced today that its Spring Hill, Tennessee assembly plant will begin the transition to become the company’s third vehicle manufacturing site to produce electric vehicles, joining Factory ZERO in Detroit and Hamtramck, Michigan, and Orion Assembly in Orion Township, Michigan.

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Volkswagen to introduce Touareg R plug-in hybrid at Geneva

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Volkswagen will introduce the new Touareg R with a plug-in hybrid drive at the Geneva Motor Show (5 to 15 March 2020). When the battery is sufficiently charged, the new SUV starts in electric E-MODE for zero emissions. This is also possible with purely electric power.

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Audi boosts specs on 2021 e-tron family, lowers price

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The 2021 Audi e-tron SUV family receives a number of updates and a new price point for the 2021 model year. As a result, the e-tron SUV is offered at $65,900 starting MSRP for the model year 2021, a decrease of close to $9,000 from the starting MSRP of the model year 2019 Premium Plus e-tron.

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Audi provides overview of its 4 distinct EV platforms

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Globally, by 2025, Audi is aiming to have 30 electrified models on sale, with 20 of those vehicles fully electric. Next, it will introduce the Audi Q4 e-tron SUV and e-tron GT performance sedan, which have already been shown as concept vehicles.

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Volkswagen reports growing demand for e-up! and Passat GTE in Germany

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model series is for the fully electric version, with around 20,000 orders received over the first three months of this year. was launched in November 2019 and represents the new entry-level model to Volkswagen’s electric world. Electric (Battery) Europe Hybrids Plug-ins Sales

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Hydrogen fuel-cell off-roader, Tesla suspension issue, diesel truck tampering: Today’s Car News

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Audi’s shift to fully electric vehicles is adding urgency to the carbon-neutral rethink it’s giving manufacturing. Hyundai’s hydrogen fuel-cell system could be destined for an SUV throwback.

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Ford ups its electrified vehicle ante to $11B; 86% trucks and SUVs in the product mix by 2020

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Ford management gave an update on its product line plans, touting that by 2020, the company will offer “North America’s freshest lineup among all full-line automakers,” with its average showroom age dropping from 5.7 years as it replaces three-quarters of its lineup and adds four new trucks and SUVs. By 2020, trucks and SUVs—including electrified vehicles—are to represent 86% of Ford’s product mix. Ford’s BEV manufacturing plan will be more efficient.

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Europe December 2020

EV Sales

This impressive result shooted December's plugin share to 23% share (14% BEV) , helping the 2020 numbers to rise 142% over those of the previous year, to well over 1 million units, and pulling the market into the. Disruption Zone , as the 2020 PEV share ended at 11% share (6.2%

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Ford adding hybrid F-150 & Mustang, PHEV Transit, new BEV SUV by 2020; $700M for Flat Rock for EV production; cancels $1.6B Mexico plant

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Ford detailed seven of the 13 new global electrified vehicles it plans to introduce in the next five years, including hybrid versions of the iconic F-150 pickup and Mustang in the US, a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) Transit Custom van in Europe and a fully electric SUV with an expected range of at least 300 miles (483 km) for customers globally. billion investment in electrified vehicles by 2020. Electric (Battery) Engines Hybrids Manufacturing Plug-ins

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SEAT to introduce 500 km MEB-based EV, Leon PHEV in 2020

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SEAT, a member of the Volkswagen Group, will introduce its first fully electric vehicle in 2020. The EV launch comes as part of a product offensive, in which SEAT will launch one new car every six months until 2020. SEAT is going to launch one new car every six months until 2020. And in 2020, the new EV will be joined by the first CUV (Crossover Utility Vehicle) in the SEAT model line-up as well as a plug-in hybrid version of the new generation Leon.

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The 2021 Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron 4-door, 5-passenger EV coupe crossover is here!

Current EV

Audi sold just over 224,000 vehicles in 2019 and launched the brand’s first fully electric vehicle, the Audi e-tron – one of four fully electric models coming to the U.S. in the first half of 2020, compared to the same period last year.

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2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime PHEV: 42 mile EV range/600 total miles! A smash hit!

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In 2019, the RAV4 wasn’t just the world’s best-selling SUV; it was also the 4th best-selling passenger car overall, selling 535,000 units in North America alone. Toyota’s ground-breaking SUV reached a 10M global sales landmark in February of 2020. electric vehicles by 2030.

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Start of production for Audi Q4 e-tron in Zwickau

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The fully electric compact model is the first electric SUV to be produced by Audi in Germany. The Volkswagen plant there has been converted to an all-electric plant and is now an integral part of the Group’s electric offensive.

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Will GM’s Fully Electric Hummer Compete with the Tesla Cybertruck?

EV Match

The embodiment of American excess, the Hummer had long been a target of environmentalists, so you can imagine their surprise to see GM resurrect it 10 years later as a full battery electric vehicle (BEV) with a 350-mile range. Trucks and SUVs continue to top vehicle sales in the U.S.

Volvo Cars introduces new compact architecture; expects electrified vehicles to be 10% of total sales by 2020

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CMA’s introduction in 2017 means that all future Volvo cars will be built on just two fully scalable and wholly modular vehicle architectures. Volvo Cars will also develop an entirely new range of electrified smaller cars and build a fully electric car for sale by 2019. We are confident that by 2020, 10% of Volvo’s global sales will be electrified cars.” Lastly, Volvo Cars has confirmed that it will build an all-electric car for sale by 2019.

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ABB-sponsored report suggests global plans for 80 new EV battery gigafactories insufficient

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The report notes that 2036 is the crossover year when all-electric passenger vehicles are predicted to overtake sales of ICE-equipped equivalents. —“Electric Vehicle Battery Supply Chain Analysis”. Source: “Electric Vehicle Battery Supply Chain Analysis”.

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Audi and FAW establishing new JV company for production of PPE-based EVs in China

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Audi and FAW are forming a new new cooperation company for the future production of PPE-based electric vehicles in Changchun in the northeast of China. AUDI AG and Volkswagen Group China will receive a 60% share, making this company—founded for the local production of fully electric Audi models on the “Premium Platform Electric” (PPE) codeveloped with Porsche—the first cooperation company with a majority interest held by Audi in China.

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Ford announces China electrification push with new Mondeo PHEV and long-range electric SUV; 70% electrified line-up by 2025

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The Mondeo Energi, to be launched in early 2018, will be the first plug-in hybrid to be manufactured by the Changan Ford JV. Ford also confirmed plans to bring an all-new fully electric small SUV to China within five years; the electric SUV will feature a range of up to 450 km (279 miles) and will also be marketed in North America and Europe. Changan Ford will start manufacturing the Mondeo Energi plug-in hybrid in Chongqing in early 2018.

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Ford makes $500M minority investment in Rivian; next-gen Ford EV on Rivian skateboard

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Ford Motor Company has made a $500-million minority equity investment in electric vehicle maker Rivian ( earlier post ). In addition to the investment, the companies have agreed to work together to develop an all-new, next-generation battery electric vehicle for Ford’s growing EV portfolio using Rivian’s skateboard platform. The Rivian electric drive features four independent motors with 200 horsepower available at each wheel. Electric (Battery) Vehicle Manufacturers

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Electric performance brand Polestar opens first production facility

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Polestar, the electric performance brand jointly owned by Volvo Car Group and Zhejiang Geely Holding, opened its first production facility. Polestar also announced its World Manufacturing Identifier, which officiates the brand as a standalone car company. The new Polestar Production Center in Chengdu, China will produce the Polestar 1—a carbon fiber-bodied Electric Performance Hybrid. In the future, Polestar 3 will join the portfolio as a fully electric performance SUV.

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Ford adds 2nd North American site to build BEVs

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Ford is expanding its production capacity for the company’s next-generation battery electric vehicles at a second North American plant. Tied to the company’s $11.1-billion investment in global electric vehicles, Ford is expanding its BEV manufacturing footprint to its Flat Rock Assembly plant in southeast Michigan. The plant will become the production home to vehicles from the company’s next-generation battery electric flexible architecture.

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Mercedes-Benz to invest ~€500M to produce electric compact EQ model at Hambach plant

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Mercedes-Benz Cars is expanding its production capacities for electric cars in Europe. The Hambach plant in France, which currently produces smart brand electric vehicles, will produce a compact electric car of the new product and technology brand EQ. Mercedes-Benz Cars plans to launch more than ten electric cars by 2022 throughout all segments, from smart to large SUVs. From 2020, the brand smart will only offer electric vehicles.

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Opel’s PACE! plan calls for electrification of all carlines by 2024

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all of the company’s European passenger carlines will be electrified—offering a pure battery electric propulsion or plug-in hybrid version alongside efficient internal combustion engines—by 2024. By 2020, Opel/Vauxhall will have four electrified carlines on the market, including the Grandland X PHEV and the next-generation Corsa as a fully electric vehicle. billion) by 2020 and €1.7 Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins Vehicle Manufacturers

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Mercedes-Benz realigning global production organization for passenger cars; organizing by product architecture

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Mercedes-Benz is realigning its global passenger cars manufacturing activities and is strengthening its German passenger cars locations with investments worth billions of euros. “ Through 2020, Mercedes-Benz will introduce and additional 12 models which do not have a predecessor. Further investment also goes to the Rastatt compact car plant, where the fully-electric B-Class electric drive has been seamlessly integrated into series product.

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Volvo Cars launches Volvo XC40 Recharge EV as first of new Recharge line; new climate plan

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Volvo Cars introduced the XC40 Recharge, the company’s first fully electric car and the first model to appear in its brand new Recharge car line concept. The XC40 Recharge, based on the multi-award-winning and best-selling XC40 small SUV, is the first of a family of fully electric Volvos. Recharge will be the overarching name for all chargeable Volvos with a fully electric and plug-in hybrid powertrain. Electric (Battery

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Ford outlines strategic plan to investors; connected, smart vehicles and services, EVs and financial fitness

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The company has similarly aggressive plans for China and other markets, as 90% of Ford’s new global vehicles will feature connectivity by 2020. This starts with the company reallocating $7 billion of capital from cars to SUVs and trucks, including the Ranger and EcoSport in North America and the all-new Bronco globally. Expanding electric vehicle revenue opportunities. Finally, the innovation on aluminum and light weighting will pay off across a range of Ford trucks and SUVs.

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2021’s biggest EV releases

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Especially when it comes to electric vehicles (EVs). Every single year is getting more and more epic for new electric car releases, and the coming months promise to be memorable in the world of EVs. BMW will begin to offer its first fully electric SUV.

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Electric cars buyers guide

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If this is something that’s been on your mind, stepping into the world of electric motoring has probably crossed it too, making the switch to an electric car or van could help you improve your lifestyle in a wonderful new way. Are electric cars better for the environment?

Volvo To Go All Electric By 2030 – EV Week in Review: Feb 23-Mar 1

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The Swedish carmaker said 50% of its global sales should be fully-electric cars by 2025 and the other half hybrid models. We are firmly committed to becoming an electric-only car maker and the transition should happen by 2030.”

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Jaguar to go full electric by 2025

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Recently, the new Jaguar Land Rover CEO, Ballore, announced that by 2025, Jaguar would officially become an electric car brand. Amid the same announcement, it emphasised that Jaguar will only manufacture electric cars and that JLR will leave SUVs to the Land Rover Brand.

Ford Europe EV Plans, Virginia Now a ZEV State – EV Week In Review: Feb. 15-22, 2021

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Ford Europe EV Plans – Ford committed that by mid-2026, 100 percent of Ford’s passenger vehicle range in Europe will be zero-emissions capable, all-electric or plug-in hybrid, and will be completely all-electric by 2030. VW’s next electric SUV, the ID.5 19 via Electrive.