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Tag: electric cars

BMW’s new boss aims to reignite spark that eluded his predecessor

Oliver Zipse takes over at a perilous time for BMW and the car industry.

Indonesia plans auto-rules overhaul to form electric-car hub

The country is vying with nearby Singapore and Thailand to become the dominant force in Southeast Asia for electric cars, part of an effort to fortify the local economy and reduce reliance on imported oil.

Electric car venture in China: Renault to invest in Jiangling

The plan to expand in the world’s biggest auto market comes amid a crisis in Renault’s two-decade partnership with Nissan.

From princes to undertakers, Norway’s motorists go electric

Norwegian citizens prepare to completely 'go green.'

Electricity billionaire is building the Tesla of Thailand

Thailand’s Energy Absolute Pcl is shaping up as the nation’s equivalent to Tesla; building electric cars, batteries and charging stations, and then supplying the juice to keep them all running.

London is pushing its motorists toward using only electric cars

'The mayor has been really clear that he’s not anti-cars, he’s anti-pollution,' says London's deputy mayor Rodrigues.

Volvo’s electric plans charge ahead with battery deal

Swedish car-maker Volvo has signed long-term agreements with China's CATL and South Korea's LG Chem, in a major step towards pushing Volvo closer towards a fully electric automobile line.

Mercedes want to abandon combustion engines by 2039

German car giant says it wants to stop selling traditional combustion engine cars within 20 years and plans for its new vehicles sold worldwide by that time to be carbon-neutral.

Germany’s Bosch powers up hydrogen cells for cars

Bosch and Powercell Sweden aim to bring the fuel cells to market "in 2022 at the latest".

50% cut in road tax for electric vehicles

A total of 5,403 electric cars and 46,981 plug-in hybrid vehicles were registered as at March 31 this year.

Tesla and Panasonic moderate expansion plans for battery factory

Due to high demand for Tesla's electric cars, Tesla and Panasonic are planning on their gigafactory expansion to which millions have been plunged into the last few years.

Tesla boosts charging network after Model 3 rollout

The Supercharger rollout will first take place in the US, before going global by the end of the year.

VW straddles old and new with electric buggy, Passat face-off

Volkswagen plans to produce 50 electric car models by 2025 in a step meant to win over consumers.

Electric cars shine as China auto market’s lone bright spot

As demand in China for electric cars rockets, passenger cars see a downturn in sales.

Koenigsegg super cars team up with Saab successor to go electric

Koenigsegg will contribute intellectual property (IP), technology licences and product design.

Merkel: Subsidies for electric cars can’t last forever

Germany wants to increase electric car sales, especially in the wake of a diesel emissions cheating scandal that has engulfed the auto industry in the last three years.

I allowed Lynas, now it will benefit Dr M’s electric car...

The former prime minister takes a jibe at critics who accuse the Australian rare-earth factory of posing a public health hazard.

Tesla customers may face longer response time as deliveries rise

Tesla is trying to iron out production bumps after struggling to produce Model 3 sedans and failing to meet several production deadlines.

China’s Tesla wannabe tests investor appetite for electric cars

The electric-car maker, backed by Tencent Holdings Ltd, priced the stock near the low end of its offering amid the tumult in Tesla shares, a global trade war and investor qualms over its manufacturing capabilities and profitability.

Electric Mercedes opens German assault on Tesla

The market for upscale electric cars is Tesla’s to lose, with sales of its entry-level Model 3 sedan expected to reach about 50,000 cars this year and almost double that in 2019.

German car market surges as manufacturers face emissions crunch

Industry observers point to the September introduction of the so-called "WLTP" emissions testing standard in the EU as a factor pushing carmakers to offer deep discounts or register vehicles to local sellers in August.

Dyson proceeds with US$2.6 billion e-car test center

Dyson is joining Volkswagen AG, the world’s biggest carmaker, Daimler AG and General Motors Co to offer a suite of electric vehicles.

Musk drama obscures hints of progress on Tesla’s crucial Model 3

Signs of progress on this front may have softened the blow of the chief executive officer electing to stay public after all.

Tesla killers are arriving from Jaguar, Porsche, Audi and more

To date, Tesla has ruled the roads for electric car buyers, with little direct competition in the market from US$60,000 and up. Those days are over.