Electric car

92% of cars registered in Norway in January 2024 were electric vehicles

In Norway, considered a paradise for electric vehicles, 5122 cars were registered in January 2024, of which 4717 were fully electric, accounting for 92.1% of all registrations, writes CleanTechnica. The most popular car remains the Tesla Model Y, which once again took first place in the model ranking with 962 ... Read more

Tesla sold only one car in South Korea in January. This is an anti-record for a year and a half

Tesla sold only one electric car in South Korea in January 2024. This is attributed to a number of factors, from safety concerns to price and lack of charging infrastructure, writes Bloomberg. The only Tesla car sold was the Model Y compact electric crossover. That said, January was the automaker’s ... Read more

The new Porsche Macan crossover is presented: electric, powerful, technological

With the release of the new Porsche Macan crossover, the manufacturer tried to answer two questions at once. First, to launch the second generation of a very popular model and prepare a successor. Secondly, to launch an electric vehicle in a popular format, to create a middle-class electric crossover. What ... Read more

Tesla plans to start production of affordable Redwood electric vehicles in 2025

Tesla has informed suppliers that it wants to start production of a new electric vehicle for the mass market in June 2025, writes Reuters with reference to informed sources. According to the agency’s interlocutors, the new car is codenamed Redwood. Some of them describe the future Tesla electric car as ... Read more

Tesla Model Y was recognized as the leader of the new car market in Europe in 2023

In 2023, for the first time in history, an electric car topped the ranking of the most popular new cars in Europe. This was reported by UkrAvtoprom with reference to Dataforce data. At the end of last year, the American electric car Tesla Model Y became the leader of the ... Read more

Uber offers drivers exclusive benefits to encourage them to buy Tesla Model 3 and Model Y

Uber has partnered with Tesla to promote the use of electric vehicles among its drivers in the United States, reports Reuters. In addition to the existing federal tax incentives, Uber offers drivers exclusive incentives of up to $2 thousand to buy Tesla Model 3 and Model Y. “We know from ... Read more

Panasonic to release an upgraded battery for electric vehicles in 2024-2025

Panasonic Holdings Corp. plans to release the latest version of electric vehicle batteries with improved capacity in 2024 or 2025. This was stated by the company’s CTO Shoichiro Watanabe, writes Bloomberg. This is an updated version of the 2170, which the manufacturer will start producing at a plant in Nevada ... Read more

BMW invests more than $700 million in Munich plant to produce only electric vehicles

BMW is investing $711 million to convert its main plant in Munich to produce exclusively electric vehicles from the end of 2027, reports Reuters. For this purpose, the company will build buildings, including a new car assembly line and a body shop. The company’s 1200 employees will be retrained or ... Read more

This year, China’s BYD will overtake Tesla to become the world’s largest electric vehicle manufacturer

Elon Musk once ridiculed the idea that China’s BYD could compete with Tesla. But by the end of the fourth quarter of 2023, BYD should be ahead of Tesla in terms of the number of electric vehicles produced and become the world leader in the sale of all-electric cars, writes ... Read more

Detroit launches first road with wireless charging for electric vehicles

Detroit has launched America’s first road with wireless charging for electric vehicles. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the city of Detroit have opened a segment of 14th Street in central Michigan’s Detroit as an “innovative mobility district.” This was reported by Axios. The Israeli startup Electreon has installed ... Read more

Tesla to update software for more than 2 million cars in the US due to autopilot defect

Tesla has to unscheduled update the software of more than two million cars in the US. The company is taking such actions after the US regulator discovered a defect in the Autopilot system, writes BBC. This was preceded by a two-year investigation of 956 accidents that occurred while using the ... Read more

Global sales of electric vehicles increased by 20% due to North America and China

Global sales of battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) have updated their monthly record. This was reported by Rho Motion, a market research company, according to Reuters. In November of this year, sales of electric vehicles in the world amounted to 1.4 million units. This is a ... Read more

Tesla Model 3 has more malfunctions after 3 years of use than Dacia Logan – German study says

According to a study by the German expert organization TÜV SÜD, Tesla Model 3 has the highest malfunction rate of any car in Germany after three years of operation, writes DigiTimes. The study, which evaluated 221 car models from July 2022 to June 2023, found that the Model 3 has ... Read more

New Cadillac Optiq electric car: 4.82 meters long and 204-287 hp.

Cadillac is presenting its new electric car, the fourth in the lineup – a relatively compact crossover Cadillac Optiq, which is expected to launch in 2024. That’s why the company seems to be keeping the intrigue alive: only two images are presented, and general information is given in a few ... Read more

Tesla plans to fine Cybertruck buyers $50,000 if they resell the pickup in the first year of use without the company’s permission

Tesla has come up with a strange way to deal with massive resales of its Cybertruck electric pickup truck, which is due to start shipping on November 25. In the order agreement, the company stipulated that the new owners of the pickup truck would not be able to sell it ... Read more

Electric vehicle sales statistics in Ukraine for October 2023: Volkswagen is in the lead, but where is Tesla?

The Association Ukraine Automobile Industry has released interesting statistics on sales of electric vehicles in Ukraine in October this year. Thus, in one month of autumn, 4,493 electric vehicles (new and used, passenger cars and commercial vehicles) were added to the total number of vehicles in Ukraine. That is, about ... Read more

Tesla Model 2 electric car will be produced in Germany and cost from 25 thousand euros

This was simultaneously reported by several sources: Autocar, Autoevolution, Carscoops. It is about organizing the production of Tesla’s smallest electric car (currently known as Tesla Model 2, although this is not yet the final version of the name) at the company’s plant near Berlin. Also, the design of the future ... Read more

Tesla Cybertruck images show poor build quality of Musk’s electric pickup

Tesla has never been known for the high quality of its electric vehicles, especially at the beginning of production. This is generally typical for automotive startups that try to quickly ramp up production while defining approaches to quality control. However, Tesla can hardly be classified as a start-up automotive company, ... Read more

Volkswagen ID.3 electric car on the ADAC test: 100 thousand kilometers, 93% battery health and 300-450 km range

Recently, the German motoring club ADAC published its own observations on the operation of the Volkswagen ID.3 electric car, and they turned out to be quite interesting. So, about 2.5 years ago, the Volkswagen ID.3 electric hatchback in the Pro S version (77 kWh battery) went on long-term ADAC tests. ... Read more

Tesla wins trial in fatal autopilot crash in California

Tesla has won a lawsuit over a fatal autopilot accident that occurred in California in 2019, reports The Verge. The jury found that the company was not responsible for the death of the Model 3 owner in that accident. The manufacturer was accused of using the autopilot system to drive ... Read more

Rivian R1T took first place in the Rebelle Rally, which became an important milestone for electric vehicles in off-road competitions

The Rebelle Rally, recognized as the longest off-road map and compass rally in the United States, recently completed an important achievement. For the first time in the rally’s history, an all-electric car, the 2023 Rivian R1T, has won first place, TechCrunch reports. The competition, now in its eighth year, challenges ... Read more

Cars with internal combustion engines will be restricted in the center of Stockholm

Sweden has announced a ban on most diesel and gasoline cars in the center of Stockholm. The ban will come into effect in 2025, reports Reuters. The restrictions will be imposed to create an eco-friendly zone in 20 blocks of central Stockholm, covering upscale shopping streets and some of Sweden’s ... Read more

“Did you think to save money? It won’t work!” Florida considers $200 tax on electric cars

An interesting news is reported by Carscoops: Florida (USA) authorities are considering the introduction of an annual tax of $200 (and even with the possibility of further increase to $250) for each electric car. In addition, an additional tax on PHEV hybrids is being considered. This is in addition to ... Read more

Alfa Romeo is preparing a new compact electric crossover

This is simultaneously reported by Carscoops and several other independent sources, so it seems to be true. What are we talking about? The point is that Alfa Romeo is preparing a new model that should “close” several market segments at once. Firstly, it will be a very compact crossover: approximately ... Read more

BMW Neue Klasse – a radical rethinking of future electric sedans

BMW is preparing the ground for a radical transformation of the electric vehicle (EV) market with its new BMW Neue Klasse series, reports Ars Technica. The name Neue Klasse, which means “new class” in German, refers to the BMW coupe and sedan line of the 1960s and early ’70s that ... Read more