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As Audi's overall sales volume decreased by 2.2% year-over-year to 18,892, e-tron accounts for a noticeable 4.5% share. By the way, there is no more support from the outgoing plug-in hybrid Audi A3 Sportback e-tron. Read more

Scientists have developed a new cathode coating by using an oxidative chemical vapor deposition technique. The new coating can keep a battery's cathode electrically and ionically conductive and ensures that the battery stays safe after many cycles. Read more

Researchers have built a more efficient, more reliable potassium-oxygen battery, a step toward a potential solution for energy storage on the nation's power grid and longer-lasting batteries in cell phones and laptops. Read more

A Volkswagen board member confirmed on Twitter today that the carmaker has now received more than 20,000 pre-orders for its ID.3 electric hatchback. Read more

Tesla has long been exploring opening up its platform for official third-party applications, but it has never pulled the trigger. CEO Elon Musk says that they are still interested and it will likely happen as the fleet grows bigger. Read more

For the first time, Opel is offering a purely battery-electric vehicle with the new sixth Corsa generation. The Corsa-e can now be ordered starting from 29,900 euros. Deliveries are scheduled to start in spring 2020. Read more

Elon Musk has mentioned in the past that among Tesla’s upcoming vehicles, he is most excited about the electric car maker’s upcoming pickup truck. Musk has revealed some details about the vehicle little by little over the past months, from its Blade Runner cyberpunk look to its insane tech. Read more

SK Innovation, South Korea’s top oil refiner and third player in the electric battery market, announced Monday the company will expand its EV battery production capacity 20-fold by 2025, shrugging off concerns about a legal issue raised by competitor LG Chem. Read more


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