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BMW is looking to build battery factories

According to a media report, BMW wants to build five gigafactories for electric car batteries together with partners. However, the carmaker is still holding back on further details. The news was reported by Manager Magazin with reference to statements made by Joachim Post, member of the board of management responsible for purchasing, at the annual […] More…

Nikola looks to sell more shares

The zero-emission truck-maker Nikola apparently wants to issue 200 million ordinary shares to raise 1.5 billion dollars. Among other things, the money is to be used to implement the second phase of the plant in Coolidge, Arizona. The company also stated that it could use the proceeds from the share sales for acquisitions – but […] More…

eMobility update: VW won’t make any EVs until April ++ Porsche confirms electric 718 ++ Maserati to go all-electric by 2030

Welcome to this latest eMobility Update with this week’s news: VW electric car production remains at a standstill ++ Porsche confirms electric 718 ++ Maserati to become an all-electric car brand by 2030. #1 – VW halts MEB production due to war in Ukraine Volkswagen’s electric car factories are standing still since the Russian invasion […] More…

VW details MEB software 3.0 updates

Volkswagen has detailed its software generation 3.0 for the MEB electric cars. The company considers the new features a “boost to innovation for the ID. family”. However, some of the changes are much more mundane, such as the display of the state-of-charge. VW had announced the 3.0 software in December 2021 but focussed on improving […] More…

Joby absolves first tests with the FAA

The eVTOL start-up Joby Aviation has completed the first system tests and compliance checks by the Federal Aviation Administration and received the approvals. The company therefore feels that its development approach has been validated and intends to continue working on the product design. The system review included an assessment of Joby‘s plans and processes for […] More…

CATL considers plant in North America

catl-batteriezelle-battery-cell-iaa-2019-daniel-boennighausen-minThe Chinese battery cell manufacturer CATL is apparently considering building a cell factory with a production capacity of 80 GWh in North America. A media report reveals that the Chinese company has not yet decided on a location, and that Mexico, the USA and Canada are likely candidates. Several people familiar with the process have […] More…

BMW reveals data on the iX1 e-SUV

BMW has published initial data and a teaser image of its upcoming iX1 e-SUV. The model should have a standard range of over 400 kilometres. The way in which BMW has published this information is unusual: Usually, such information is published in a planned manner via the press distribution list before the market launch. In […] More…

VW China partners up for nickel & cobalt

Volkswagen has concluded two memoranda of understanding with Huayou Cobalt and the Tsingshan Group in China to secure access to essential battery raw materials. The three companies are planning two joint ventures. Huayou Cobalt and the Tsingshan Group are to supply VW with nickel and cobalt for production in China. Volkswagen Group China says it […] More…

Patents for a time gone by (almost)

Some manufacturers find it difficult to say goodbye to the internal combustion engine. According to a new paper filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office, Korean carmakers Kia and Hyundai could make their electric cars vibrate artificially to simulate the feeling in a car with a roaring motor. The Hyundai-Kia patent involves a virtual […] More…