Electric cars

    • VW postpones decision on Eastern European plant

      VW postpones decision on Eastern European plant

      The German manufacturer Volkswagen announced this Monday that it has postponed its decision on where to build its new multibrand assembly factory in Eastern Europe, where some of the German group’s car models would be produced. Still, the group, has been given the greenlight by the Board of Supervisors of the project and its management to start final talks with the contenders for the investment, which is being estimated at approximately €1bn.

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    • Mercedes to go fully 'carbon-neutral' by 2039

      Mercedes to go fully 'carbon-neutral' by 2039

      German giant Mercedes-Benz this week announced plans to stop selling traditional combustion engine cars by 2039 and make all of its new vehicles sold worldwide by that time carbon-neutral. In additon, the company also pledges to lean on wind power and other forms of clean energy in the future to make its vast manufacturing operations cleaner.

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    • Toyota, Panasonic team up to make EV batteries

      Toyota, Panasonic team up to make EV batteries

      Panasonic, Tesla’s battery cell partner, has reportedly agreed to set up a joint-venture company with Toyota to manufacture electric car-batteries and eventually solid-state batteries, too. According to a report from Japan’s Nikkei, In the EV battery cell venture Toyota would hold a controlling 51 percent stake, while Panasonic would transition five of its car battery production plants in China and Japan to the new spinoff company. More details deal are expected to be unveiled "as soon as this week" by the Japanese manufacturers.

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    • VW to produce more than 50m electric cars

      VW to produce more than 50m electric cars

      Volkswagen is readying its production facilities to make 50m electric cars over the next several years, the automaker’s CEO Herbert Diess told Automotive News in an interview published 12 November. The announcement comes as Volkswagen continues to move past the 2015 Dieselgate emission scandal and follows the UK ban on new diesel vehicles altogether.

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    • Mercedes-Benz unveils its first EQ electric model

      Mercedes-Benz unveils its first EQ electric model

      Mercedes-Benz unveils today its much-anticipated electric SUV, marking the start of a German onslaught against Tesla’s dominance of the market for premium battery cars. The launch event for the Mercedes EQC, created by Mercedes-Benz‘s electric sub-brand EQ, is set to take place in Stockholm - as known as the European capital with, probably, the greatest startup scene and green credentials. It will be the centrepiece of a three-day event that features DJ sets and yoga with a YouTube star - almost literally bending over backwards to telegraph 21st-century kudos.

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