Category Archives: EV

Ford Considers In-House Manufacturing to Overcome Limitations of Its EV Battery Supply

published: 2020-12-09 18:30 | editor | category: News
Supply and logistics are key in any battle. In the increasingly competitive market for electric vehicles (EV), securing a stable supply of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries has become critical for all participating car makers. According to the reporting from various media outlets, Ford is recently thinking about following EV leader Tesla in establishing in-house manufacturing for Li-ion batteries. Achieving self-sufficiency in this area will help reduce Ford’s dependence on the major battery suppliers based in South Korea. ...  more

Volkswagen Goes All-in on Electric Cars for the Next Five Years with €73 Billion Investment

published: 2020-11-30 18:30 | editor | category: News
Ten billion Euros may not suffice when vying for EV supremacy. Case in point, Volkswagen indicated during its latest five-year strategic meeting that it will raise its funding for EV R&D to €73 billion, the breakdown of which is as follows: €35 for BEV development, €27 for digital transformation, and €11 for HEV development. ...  more

Ford Unveils Its E-Transit Cargo Van, Priced at US$45,000

published: 2020-11-25 18:30 | editor | category: News
On November 12, Ford officially unveiled its second mass-produced EV, hot on the heels of the electric Mustang Mach-E. Capable of carrying a max load of 2,000 kg, the newly released E-Transit represents a new effort by Ford to dominate the commercial market. The EV has a 200 km mileage on a single charge, with a price tag of US$45,000 and an expected delivery date at the end of 2021. ...  more

BMW's Next-generation EV, the Flagship SUV iX Is Officially Showcased

published: 2020-11-18 14:50 | editor | category: News
BMW's pure-electric next-generation vehicle was officially presented on Nov 12, 2020. The BMW iX is the first representative SUV for the electric flagship series. Its estimated WLTP range is 600 kilometers. The iX uses about 21 kWh of electricity per 100 kilometers. It still carries the signature BMW kidney grille design. In the hottest SUV market, iX is expected to take a certain portion of the market share for this high-end German brand. ...  more

Drop It Like It’s Hot: Tesla’s Design Flaw Leads to Flying Bumpers in Certain Model 3 Vehicles

published: 2020-11-02 18:30 | editor | category: News
Tesla has recently come clean about a design flaw in its Model 3 vehicles manufactured before May 2019. These vehicles have rear bumpers that are prone to falling off when driving over puddles or in rainy conditions. Sources close to the automakers indicated that Tesla’s warranty does provide coverage for such damage, meaning Model 3 owners experiencing these bumper defects are encouraged to reach out to Tesla for repairs. ...  more