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MUNICH — BMW's strategy of making its vehicle architecture more flexible is paying off — even more than it expected. Read more


Although BMW will launch a test fleet of X5 and X7 fuel cell variants in 2021, it remains convinced that battery power is the right choice when creating zero-emissions passenger cars. Read more


VW exec kick-starts brand's bid to become an EV leader. Read more


Toyota Motor Corp. plans to invest $2 billion to develop electric vehicles in Indonesia over the next four years, starting with hybrid vehicles, Indonesia's coordinating ministry for maritime affairs said. Read more


As legacy automotive companies prepare for the fast-approaching future of electric and self-driving cars, they turn to partnerships and collaborations in order to stay competitive. Back in January, German giant Volkswagen Group, the world's largest automaker by sales, and the sixth-largest, Ford Motor Company, announced an alliance for the joint development of commercial vehicles such as vans and pickup trucks. Read more


The chances of Rivian being acquired in the next five years are probably around 80%. If they are, it’s 75% likely it will be by Amazon. Read more


Jaguar Land Rover will invest almost £1 billion in building electric cars in the UK, despite an industry-wide drop in sales of low-emission vehicles. Read more


Gogoro has one of the slickest battery-swapping electric scooters in the world. And now you no longer have to actually buy a Gogoro scooter to experience the vehicles and their innovative battery swap stations. With the announcement of GoShare, Gogoro is entering the shared electric scooter market. Read more


Volkswagen has been racking up EV records with its ID.R all-electric racecar, and today the VW ID.R piloted by Romain Dumas managed to beat a record which has been held for 20 years. Read more


Volkswagen’s Dutch website is already taking registrations for the automaker’s updated version of the e-up, which is due to arrive in European showrooms early next year with increased range. Read more


CATL plans to start building its planned battery cell factory for electric cars near Erfurt this autumn. According to Matthias Zentgraf, European head of the Chinese company, the ground-breaking ceremony could probably take place in mid or late September. Read more


Toyota has announced plans to test concept vehicles based on the Prius plug-in hybrid with integrated solar panels together with the research and development organization NEDO and the battery manufacturer Sharp starting at the end of this month. Read more


After the Annual General Meeting in mid-June, there were rumours that Tesla is going to manufacture its own battery cells using the technology acquired through the takeover of Maxwell. Now insiders are describing the existence of some kind of secret battery laboratory. Read more


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