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September 29

VW CFO says it’s well-positioned for EV transition after Porsche listing, will a PowerCo IPO be next?

After the historic public listing of Volkswagen’s sports performance brand, Porsche, the automaker’s chief financial officer (CFO), Arno Antiliz, says VW is ready and well funded to execute its EV strategy. He also mentions the possibility of listing its battery unit, PowerCo, to free up even more funds and accelerate battery cell development.

July 21

The coolest electric bikes (and other fun stuff!) we saw at Eurobike 2022

Eurobike 2022, one of the largest bicycle trade shows in the world, took on a new life this year as it moved to a larger venue in Frankfurt, Germany. Electrek was on site to check out all the latest news and unveilings from the electric bike world. We also want to thank Tern Bicycles for […]

July 12

Eurobike 2022 starts tomorrow – Here’s a preview of the exciting electric bike debuts we’ll see

Eurobike is the premier bicycle trade show in Europe and one of the largest in the world. This year – for the first time – it’s taking place in Frankfurt, Germany. Once upon a time, electric bikes were a small corner of the show. But times have changed, and these days the main attractions are […]

July 8

The new belt-drive Honbike U4 electric bike looks so good, you’d think it was a purely pedal bike

Electric bikes are great for a lot of things. They get you where you’re going faster than a traditional bike, cut through traffic faster than a car, and are more fun than both. But the downside is that they can often be rather chunky looking. Some are even downright chonks. But not the Honbike U4, […]

June 13

VinFast announces over 50 upcoming stores spread throughout Europe

During EVS35 in Olso, Vietnamese EV automaker VinFast outlined its plans for expansion overseas, alongside the European debut of its VF 8 and VF 9 EVs. During the presentation, VinFast shared intentions to open at least 50 stores spread throughout Europe in countries including Germany, France, and the Netherlands to start. Additionally, VinFast shared new […]

April 15

Germany’s economic ministry wants to lower EV subsidies and completely halt PHEV aid by the end of 2022

Reports out of Germany state that the country’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action has proposed to gradually phase out subsidies for EV purchases through 2025 and completely eliminate any benefits to consumers purchasing plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) by the end of this year. The German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) […]

March 4

Tesla officially receives environmental approval to produce 500,000 EVs at Gigafactory Berlin, but the battle is not over

Tesla has officially received environmental approval to start production at Gigafactory Berlin – which was expected as we reported earlier this week – but also as expected, there are a few caveats that will prevent Tesla from officially starting production. The battle is not over.

April 5, 2017

Porsche and Audi greenlight cooperation on shared architecture for electric and autonomous vehicles

Well it’s not exactly surprising since Porsche and Audi are both premium automakers under the Volkswagen group, but they made it official today. The two German automakers announced that they are now sharing a vehicle architecture strategy for “electrification, digitization, and autonomous driving.” They will cooperate and create teams from both companies to work on the […]

March 10, 2017

Audi plans to release an electric sports car and electric compact after the quattro e-tron SUV

Audi’s upcoming quattro e-tron SUV is expected to be the first in a series of new all-electric premium vehicles from German automakers. Mercedes, Porsche, and BMW are all planning new electric vehicles to come out between 2018 and 2021. The company has now revealed plans for two more electric vehicles to follow the SUV next […]

February 14, 2017

Daimler is converting Smart brand to all-electric in North America, no more gas-powered Smart cars

In a somewhat surprising move but definitely welcomed by electric vehicle enthusiasts, Daimler told its dealerships in the US and Canada that it will soon stop selling gas-powered Smart cars in favor of the new upcoming electric versions.

February 10, 2017

Audi talks e-tron quattro and takes a swipe at Tesla, says will be ‘the first real premium electric SUV’

Audi’s e-tron quattro SUV could become next year the first in a series of premium all-electric vehicles to come to market. Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, and other premium automakers are all planning EVs for the end of the decade, but the way the vehicles program are set up, Audi is apparently ahead of the pack with its […]

January 17, 2017

Audi announces an electric vehicle push in China, will introduce 5 new models including w/ ‘over 300 miles of range’

Today, Audi announced a new a deal with FAW, its Chinese manufacturing partner, to expand its activities in China and introduce a series of luxury all-electric vehicles as well as a broader electrification of their lineup. The German automaker took notice that China became the world’s biggest electric vehicle market last year and considering the Volkswagen […]