Electric Vehicle News RoundUp – February

The amount of news focused on electric vehicles and surrounding elements such as charging technology and infrastructure, is increasing every day.

For this reason, here at SaveMoneyCutCarbon we have decided to provide a regular roundup of EV news.

EV News

Pure ETCR launched as first multi-brand electric touring car race series

Plans have been revealed for the world’s first multi-brand all-electric touring car racing series, to be rolled out over the next three years

Pre-orders for Volkswagen’s first 1,500 ID.3 electric cars sold out in TWO DAYS in Britain

If you have an order placed on Volkswagen’s all-new electric car – or intend to put a deposit down soon – you might be waiting a while for it to arrive.

Nissan uses combustion-engine sounds to create lullaby tracks for the Leaf EV

Here’s one for the “find an EV non-problem” file. Nissan cites research that says 60% of parents with children under age 2 lull their kids to sleep by taking them on a drive

UK Electric Vehicle Unicorn Arrival Receives €100M Investment from Hyundai and Kia

Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation announce today a €100M investment in UK based electric vehicle company Arrival.

Hyundai will build electric vehicles with EV startup Canoo

Hyundai and Kia will build new electric vehicles based on the technological platform developed by California EV startup Canoo, the companies announced Tuesday

New premium Audi electric supermini on the way

Audi ready to expand its e-tron portfolio with a new all-electric supermini model, which will sit on the VW Group’s MEB platform

Electric vehicles: Solid-state batteries could be game-changing

Sam Jaffe is with Cairn ERA, a research firm that specializes in energy storage. He says electric vehicle batteries are improving every year.

The Hummer Is Coming Back — As An Electric Vehicle

Around the turn of the millennium, General Motors made a decision: Electric cars were out. Giant trucks were a hit.

Volkswagen ID. Crozz Electric Concept Revealed at Auto Expo 2020

One of the most intriguing of these is the Volkswagen ID. Crozz electric concept vehicle, which might carry the distinction of having the oddest name of any car at the show.

100MW UK battery storage site under construction as Shell signs power offtake deal

A 100MW battery storage project – consisting of two separate 50MW battery energy storage systems (BESS) – has begun construction in the UK.

Maserati to electrify all new models and produce in Italy

Maserati is clarifying its electrification strategy: the Italian brand will introduce hybrid and purely battery-electric drives in all new Maserati models

Part of the reason for this should be that the adoption of BEVs also has the potential to save fleets thousands of pounds per vehicle each year.

EDF acquires electric car charging firm Pod Point in £100m deal

EDF has bought a majority stake in electric vehicle charging point manufacturer Pod Point as part of a deal worth more than £100m.

Mercedes-Benz teams up with Hydro-Québec for solid-state battery development

The luxury car maker is betting on the timely development of market-ready solid-state batteries.

Petrol and diesel car sales ban brought forward to 2035

A ban on selling new petrol, diesel or hybrid cars in the UK will be brought forward from 2040 to 2035 at the latest, under government plans.

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