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General Motors is accelerating investments in EVs and AVs, and has announced two more Ultium battery plans in North America."GM is also announcing two new Ultium battery cell plants in the US, in addition to our plants that are already under construction in Ohio and Tennessee," GM's CEO Mary Barra said in a statement on LinkedIn. The automaker did not disclose where those plants will be located.
Renault beats a new chapter in its electric cars. Flagship of the new E-offensive of the French car manufacturer is the Mégane E-Tech Electric presented at the IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich and has little in common with its name big. The fully electric compact SUV is the first vehicle that uses the newly developed, modular CMF-EV platform of the Alliance Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi. The target electromobility make everyday fit and affordable. In addition, Renault advertises with innovations, which should be directed above all against the competition at the market leader Volkswagen. (Speaking:)
BMW i Hydrogen Next fuel cell vehicle begins testing on public roads
The Bavarian automaker plans to offer the vehicle to the public starting in late 2022.BMW has been working on its i Hydrogen Next project for years (it debuted in 2019), but now the company has started to test it on European roads with an eye on releasing it for public consumption in late 2022 -- albeit in small numbers.
& Nix concept, this Renault comes in series!
added: The IAA Mobility 2021 was very conceptual, says: Visitors have seen especially Showcars - in addition to some (predominantly E-) models, which celebrated premiere earlier earlier. World news that there will be so soon in series, there was hardly any. All the more pleasing are the few exceptions. Like the Renault Mégane E-Tech Electric.&
Measure of all things is the range for fully electric cars. Renault offers the battery for the Mégane E-Tech Electric in two capacity levels. The battery with a capacity of 40 kWh should create up to 300 kilometers (WLTP cycle). For the battery with 60 kWh, the manufacturer indicates an range of up to 470 kilometers (depending on the equipment). Thus, the stronger Mégane would be between the reach of ID.3 and ID.4 of Volkswagen.
automotive industry: Renault writes to billions of loss again black numbers
The French carmaker Renault wrote black numbers again in the first half of the year. As the company announced on Friday, the net profit account for the Group was 354 million euros. In the same period of the previous year, Renault had earned a loss of 7.29 billion euros. Nevertheless, the result remained behind the 970 million euros profit in the first half of 2019, ie before the Corona crisis.
The customer has the customer at the Mégane E-Tech Electric also with the drive variants. Renault Plant two versions with 130 hp and 160 hp . "Both electrical aggregates are designed as a third-party three-phase synchronous motors," said the French with. "Benefits are the big power bandwidth and the high efficiency. In addition, third-party engines do not require rare earth metals for magnets, which reduces the environmental impact in production. " The motors should ensure a powerful acceleration and accelerate the compact cars in up to 7.4 seconds from 0 to 100 km / h. (Also interesting:& Renault Mégane E-Tech Electric sets standards in the compact class )
of the Renault Mégane E-Tech Electric scores according to the manufacturer with the slimest battery On the market . He is given to the information thanks to the high energy density only eleven centimeters thick. At 1.5 meters, the electric compact SUV is therefore little higher than the current mégane with an internal combustion engine despite the battery in the vehicle floor, as it was due to the presentation. The new model is also intended to convince with the largest info display in a compact class vehicle and the ability to bidirectional charging.
Brake Tracks at the Automesse IAA
After a long corona pause, the first major trade fair in Germany will be opened on 7 September: the new Automesse IAA Mobility in Munich. © Sven Hoppe / DPA Journalists are waiting for the site of the fair Munich. But she "has not become so big as planned in front of the pandemic," says Fessenkef Klaus Dittrich. "That the IAA triggers half a billion sales, we will not come to this order of magnitude." So far, the ticket sales still runs back.
The look is characterized by Renault by the SUV-like frontal area and the compact limousine shape. The market launch is planned for March 2022.
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Mercedes finished PHEV development - an end to plug-in hybrids by Daimler .
Mercedes will develop no more new in hybrids plug. The end of this drive configuration was recently revealed at the IAA in Munich. © Mercedes / Patrick Long It is not so long ago, the plug-in hybrid was loudly praised from many corners of the automotive industry as an important bridging technology on the way to more electric cars. At Mercedes the other side seems to have been achieved because of the bridge facing a demolition. Okay, that may sound one, as it is not very dramatic at the end.