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  • Swedish startup Uniti about to file for bankruptcy

    Swedish startup Uniti about to file for bankruptcy

    The Swedish electric car startup Uniti has returned with news after a long break in communication. Accordingly, the pandemic has severely affected the company. Bridging financing that was promised for the end of November has also been delayed - which is currently endangering the company's existence.


    As Uniti CEO Lewis Horne announced on LinkedIn, the company was struggling with the effects of the pandemic and had to reduce its team to an absolute minimum. There are negotiations...
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  • VinFast is expected to be listed on the US stock exchange in the second half of 2022

    Vietnam's conglomerate Vingroup plans to list its VinFast e-car division on the US stock exchange in the second half of 2022 and thereby raise at least three billion dollars. The company is also aiming to sell three times as many electric cars in the coming year as previously planned.

    Reuters reports this, citing a statement from the group. According to the report, VinFast had already indicated in April that it was preparing to go public with a valuation of $ 60 billion and expected...
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  • Netherlands wants Rivian's European plant

    Netherlands wants Rivian's European plant

    There have been rumors about a European plant of the US electric vehicle manufacturer Rivian for a long time. While a production facility near Bristol in England was previously the favorite, the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs has now confirmed that talks are being held with Rivian about a very specific location in the country.


    This is said to be the VDL Nedcar manufacturing plant. Rivian could not only produce its vehicles there, but also take over VDL Nedcar completely....
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  • Citroën: Range update for ë-C4 / New feature for plug-in hybrids

    Citroën: Range update for ë-C4 / New feature for plug-in hybrids

    With the Citroën ë-C4, another electric model from the Stellantis Group now has more range - with one difference to the other models. In addition, the brand has integrated a new function into the PHEV model C5 Aircross Hybrid, which is intended to increase the proportion of electric driving.


    With the technological improvements recently introduced for other e-CMP models, the WLTP range of the ë-C4 has increased by seven kilometers to 357 kilometers. With just two percent...
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  • Skoda is making higher DC charging power standard

    Skoda is making higher DC charging power standard

    Skoda has slightly adjusted the equipment of its MEB-SUV Enyaq for model year 2022: All versions already have the maximum possible DC charging power ex works. Previously this had to be ordered separately for an additional charge. In return, the base prices for three of the four versions increase by 800 euros - the prices have also been adjusted for some options.


    Skoda Germany has not published a notification, but the new price list for the 2022 model year as of December 1st,...
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  • Toyota: E-Roadmap for Europe and local premiere of the bZ4X

    Toyota: E-Roadmap for Europe and local premiere of the bZ4X

    Toyota has given an outlook on its future drive strategy in Europe. Toyota intends to increase the proportion of purely electric vehicles to at least 50 percent by 2030, and then only allow emission-free new vehicles from 2035. In addition, the first fully battery-electric Toyota model bZ4X is now celebrating its European premiere.

    Toyota Motor Europe (TME) emphasizes three points in its strategy: the goal of carbon neutrality, the acceleration of the electrification plan and the ambition...
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  • Polestar shows prototype of the Polestar 3

    Polestar shows prototype of the Polestar 3

    With a new teaser image, Polestar has given a preview of its Polestar 3 electric SUV planned for the coming year. There are also new figures on the growth targets of the Swedish-Chinese electrical brand.


    First to the Polestar 3: The model is not only the first SUV from the electric car brand, but also the first Polestar vehicle to be built in the USA - more precisely at the Volvo plant in Ridgeville in South Carolina.

    The series version is to be presented in the...
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  • The Blackwing V8 engine in the Cadillac CT6 V

    The Blackwing V8 engine in the Cadillac CT6 V

    In this article, General Motors presents its new Blackwing V8 petrol engine with a displacement of 4.2 l, two overhead camshafts, twin-turbocharging and direct injection, which is used exclusively in the Cadillac CT6 V luxury sedan. The development targets were high torque at low and medium speed and enormous power at the upper end of the speed range. So the engine should meet the requirements for use in a powerful sedan; Particular attention was paid to good responsiveness.


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  • The new three-cylinder petrol engine CE12 from PXC

    The new three-cylinder petrol engine CE12 from PXC

    With the market launch of the three-cylinder turbo engine CE12 with direct injection in 2020, PXC completes its engine portfolio of the new core engine family. It meets all project goals in terms of performance, torque, low-speed torque, fuel consumption, emissions and NVH behavior. The engines, which in the meantime consist of two assemblies, are already manufactured with a high proportion of series tools, have successfully completed various engine test runs and vehicle tests in more than 10,000...
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  • The six-cylinder boxer engines in the Porsche 911

    The six-cylinder boxer engines in the Porsche 911

    Porsche is also sticking to the tried-and-tested combustion engine concept for the eighth generation of the 911. The biturbo-charged six-cylinder boxer unit installed in the rear of the 992 has been revised with regard to performance development and suitability for roundabouts, but also with regard to current and future consumption and emission requirements.


    The new engine for the Porsche 911

    High demands for compliance with increasingly stringent legal requirements...
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    by Redaktion
    ​Volkswagen employees have come up with something whimsical for the turn of the year and compiled the "Volkswagen Business Dictionary". It contains idioms from everyday business life with quite idiosyncratic new interpretations not only for VW employees.

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    The USA, China and other countries regulate autonomous driving according to their own standards. However, the regulations and certifications...
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    The converted e.GO Life can be ordered from e.GO Mobile or from one of the manufacturer's sales partners. The conversion will then take place at Sodermanns in Wassenberg, North Rhine-Westphalia. "The e.GO...
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    With the new model year 2022, Jeep will only be offering its Wrangler in the European left-hand drive markets as a plug-in hybrid. The slightly redesigned 2022 model of the Jeep Wrangler 4xe is also receiving some minor updates, including a whole host of new ADAS features.

    Introduced last year , Jeep will only market the 2022 Wrangler as part-time electricity in large parts of Europe. This is in line with the goal of selling 70 percent of the Jeep range worldwide as electrified vehicles...
    12-07-2021, 07:20 PM
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    by Redaktion
    A solution is emerging in the power struggle at Volkswagen. According to insiders, Volkswagen boss Herbert Diess can continue to run the Wolfsburg-based group, but has to give up power. The solution apparently provides, among other things, that VW brand boss Ralf Brandstätter ascends to the group's board of directors.


    Both the news agency Reuters and the "Handelsblatt" quote sources close to the group, according to which it is going in the direction of "that...
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