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Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:10:58 +0000

Electrification is one of the central pillars of the BMW Group’s corporate strategy NUMBER ONE > NEXT and the company has announced that all brands and model series can be electrified, with a full-electric or plug-in hybrid drivetrain being offered in addition to the combustion engine option. Additional electrified models will be brought to market […]

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Tue, 25 Jul 2017 12:24:43 +0000

The Italian plug-in electric car market was up 248% year-on-year, having registered a record 595 units in June, with the YTD tally now at 2,266 units, up 56% YoY. In June, the restyled Volkswagen Golf GTE had its full sales month in Italy, scoring an impressive 59 registrations, its best result in over two years, […]

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Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:11:40 +0000

Chinese automaker GAC Motor has officially released its first self-developed all-electric SUV – GAC GE3 – into the Chinese market. Unveiled at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in January, the GAC GE3 is based on a new EV platform and positioned as a medium- to high-end electric SUV that “symbolizes a green lifestyle […]

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Tue, 25 Jul 2017 06:10:20 +0000

Mercedes-Benz has announced plans to enter the FIA Formula E Championship for the 2019/20 season – extending the original option agreement to join the electric street racing series in season five. The Stuttgart-based car manufacturer initially reserved an entry prior to the season-opener in Hong Kong last year, but Mercedes has chosen to extend the […]

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Mon, 24 Jul 2017 10:08:03 +0000

With 243 plug-in electric vehicle registrations in Finland last month, a new record, the plug-in market was up 111% regarding the same month last year. Year-to-date registrations are up 84% compared to the same period last year, now at 1,258 units, with the market Share up again to a record 2%. The Mercedes GLC350e was once again […]

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Mon, 24 Jul 2017 06:14:13 +0000

British roads will be home to more than one million electric cars by 2022 according to Chargemaster, the UK’s largest provider of electric vehicle charging infrastructure, based on recent market developments. Allowing for a modest increase in adoption, Chargemaster’s projection is based on a growth in electric vehicles of just over 7% of new car […]

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Sun, 23 Jul 2017 06:18:17 +0000

The plug-in electric car market in Ireland is up 20% this year, having registered 524 units, increasing the total stock of passenger plug-ins to over 2,200 units. The Hyundai Ioniq Electric (160 registrations) is the first model since 2012 to seriously challenge the leadership of the Nissan Leaf (179 units), winner of all best-seller awards […]

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Sat, 22 Jul 2017 06:10:26 +0000

SAIC-GM-Wuling officially launched the Baojun E100, the brand’s first all-electric vehicle. Available in two variants, it is priced as low as RMB 35,800 (5,290 USD or 4,536 EURO) after national and local subsidies. On July 10, SAIC-GM-Wuling began limited pre-sales of the E100 in Liuzhou, Guangxi. More than 5,000 people registered for the first 200 […]

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Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:37:33 +0000

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced that it filed a consent decree for its final settlement with the Volkswagen Group of America. The company will be required to pay an additional $153.8 million to California over the company’s use of illegal “defeat devices” in 2009-2016, 2.0 and 3.0 liter diesel passenger cars. Before today, […]

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Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:42:31 +0000

Canada’s electric vehicle industry is about to receive a major boost with the announcement of an agreement between eCAMION, based in Toronto, Dallas-based Leclanche North America, part of Switzerland’s Leclanche SA and SGEM based in Geneva, to develop and install a network of 34 fast-charging stations along the Trans-Canada Highway (TCH). The project, designed to […]

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