Friday, 19 July 2019

Tag Archives: Electric Cars

Tesla drops cuts prices to simplify lineup

BEIJING: Tesla Inc has dropped the standard-range variants of its Model X and Model S from its product lineup and adjusted prices across its range, in a sales push that comes days after the US electric vehicle maker reported record deliveries. To simplify its offerings, the automaker on Tuesday limited ...

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Ford admits they ‘overestimated’ self-driving cars

NEW YORK: Although self-driving cars have become a hype in recent times, automaker Ford believes that the firm has ‘overestimated’ the arrival of those autonomous cars. American automobile manufacturer Ford’s CEO Jim Hackett recently put brakes on hopes of the company’s plans for self-driving cars, admitting that the first vehicles ...

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Volkswagen seals 10-year lithium deal for electric cars

FRANKFURT AM MAIN: German car behemoth Volkswagen said Friday it had secured 10 years’ worth of lithium for electric car batteries from Chinese manufacturer Ganfeng, ensuring supply of a key ingredient for the vital components. The two firms “signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on long-term lithium supplies for battery ...

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BMW, Varta apply for funds in battery cell push for e-vehicles

HAMBURG/BERLIN: BMW and Germany’s Varta have both applied for state funding aimed at supporting battery cell production for electric vehicles, they said, hitting a deadline set by the German government. Germany has earmarked 1 billion euros ($1.13 billion) to support a consortium looking to produce electric car battery cells and ...

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VW may have to step up electric car plans to meet EU CO2 targets

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BERLIN/FRANKFURT/MUNICH: Volkswagen may have to step up its plans for mass production of electric vehicles in order to meet tougher-than-expected European targets to cut greenhouse emissions from cars, its chief executive said on Tuesday. The remarks came after the European Union agreed on Monday to cut CO2 emissions from cars ...

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Uber Wants to Go All-Electric in London by 2025

LONDON: Uber wants its service to be fully electric in London, England by 2025. The company announced Tuesday that it plans to raise £200 million ($260 million) to help all of its drivers in the city switch to electric vehicles. The move follows Mayor Sadiq Khan’s June announcement that diesel ...

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Malaysia’s Proton electric cars coming to Pakistan

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s automaker Proton Holdings planned to introduce its electric and other green-cars in Pakistan in partnership with a local car assembler in a deal touted to bring $200 to 300 million of investment in the country, people with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday. Industry officials said ...

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Chinese Electric-Car Startup NIO Undercuts Tesla With Debut Model

LONDON: Chinese electric-car maker NIO has launched sales of its first vehicle three years after the company was founded, undercutting the price of a rival model from Tesla Inc. Chinese customers can buy the ES8 sports utility vehicle, with a range of 500 kilometers (311 miles) on a single charge, ...

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Shell Joins Automakers to Offer Charging Stations Across Europe

Royal Dutch Shell Plc is linking up with some of the world’s biggest carmakers to expand its electric-vehicle charging business in Europe as it prepares for life beyond oil. The second-biggest oil company has agreed with IONITY – a Munich-based venture between BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Co. and ...

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Dyson to make electric cars from 2020

  LONDON: Dyson, the engineering company best known for its vacuum cleaners and fans, plans to spend £2bn developing a “radical” electric car. The battery-powered vehicle is due to be launched in 2020. Dyson says 400 staff have been working on the secret project for the past two years at ...

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