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17.3% Of New Cars In Europe Fully Electric, 27.7% Have A Plug

The European automotive market is back in the black, with a 17% growth rate in November. It seems the worst of the automotive component crisis is over. Although, with an energy-derived recession knocking on the door, this uptick might not…

The Little Audi Plant That’s Teaching VW Group About EVs

Not all of the modifications from the E-tron to the Q8 E-tron occurred on the meeting line. A serious one concerned the battery cells. The E-tron’s preliminary cells got here from provider LG. Now, they arrive from Samsung SDI, with…

New Delhi Tech Start-up Foxtini Wows The European Market

Foxtini, an electric motor engineering start-up from New Delhi, is one of the first companies in India to successfully commercialize the innovatory Axial Flux BLDC electric motor featuring state-of-the-art soft magnetic composites. The company has designed a range of state-of-the-art…

Surging Electricity Prices Make Some Gas Vehicles Cheaper Than Electric Ones In Europe

Due to the Russia-Ukraine war, Europe was witnessing surging electricity prices, making some electric vehicles more expensive than combustion engines. In some cases, the cost difference between driving both types of cars 100 miles had become negligible. According to economists,…

France Threatened As U.S. Shores Up EV Industry

When President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act in August, there was much discussion of the legislation’s tax incentives, including provisions to expand domestic U.S. production of electric vehicles (EVs). Unfortunately, America’s trading partners — led by French president Emmanuel…

EU Agrees New Law On More Sustainable And Circular Batteries To Support EU’s Energy Transition And Competitive Industry

The Commission welcomes the provisional political agreement reached between the European Parliament and the Council aiming to make all batteries placed on the EU market more sustainable, circular and safe. The agreement builds on the Commission’s proposal from December 2020…

Toyota Rolls Out C-HR Plug-in Hybrid

Toyota on Monday teased a plug-in hybrid version of its C-HR subcompact crossover and confirmed more all-electric bZ models for Europe. The Toyota C-HR Prologue Concept shown Monday previews a next-generation model scheduled to debut in the near future. Toyota…

Europeans “Can’t Make Money On EVs”

STELLANTIS is considering building its EV models in India for potential export to Europe because high costs in the EU mean that car makers cannot make EVs at a profit. Speaking from Chennai where Stellantis has a technical centre, CEO…

Ford Invests Another $180M In Powertrain Plant To Supply 70% Of European EVs

Ford Motor Company announced plans to invest an additional $180 million in its Halewood EV powertrain facility in northern England. As the American automaker looks to go all-electric overseas by 2030, the fresh fund will help bolster the plants output…

Next Electric Car Sales Phase Could Expose European Neglect Of Affordable Vehicles

It’s was easy to sell electric cars to relatively wealthy early adopters in Western Europe who couldn’t wait to be seen in their new, fashionable wheels and were happy to overlook some of the disadvantages. But if the mass market…