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BMW And VW Ramping Up i3 And e-Golf Production Due To COVID Disruption, Rising Demand

Demand for electric cars is on the rise in Europe and elsewhere around the world, prompting BMW to ramp up production of the i3 and VW to build the e-Golf for longer than originally planned. BMW has significantly increased production capacity compared to the original plan for the second half of 2020 at its Leipzig

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Electric Cars Fight Off Coronavirus Attack In Europe As Regular Auto Sales Tank

Battery-electric car sales in Europe are holding up well, even as regular internal combustion engine (ICE) demand crashes around them, but forecasters are scaling back much stronger pre-coronavirus predictions. Projections may yet take a hit if the year’s most important battery electric vehicle (BEV) launch – Volkswagen’s designed-from-the-ground-up to be electric ID.3 – is delayed

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2020 set to be year of the electric car as sales soar

Experts are predicting that 2020 will be the year of the electric car as sales continue to rise. Figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show that the number of battery-electric vehicles registered in November increased by 228.8 per cent compared to the same month in 2018 – with over

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Drivers can now charge their electric cars for free while doing their weekly shop

Volkswagen, Tesco and Pod Point are determined to provide shoppers with free charging points as motorists increasingly turn to electric vehicles as they become more and more convenient to run Electric car drivers can now charge their vehicles for free while doing their weekly shop at over 100 supermarkets across the UK. Volkswagen has partnered

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Electric cars go furthest on a fiver – almost twice the distance of diesel and petrol cars

Charging an electric car with £5 of energy will see it travel almost double the distance of a petrol or diesel motor using a fiver’s worth of fuel. Electric vehicles carry drivers 40 miles further than the closest competing transport type, according to new research. Surprisingly, one in five motorists think the low-emission vehicles are

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Holy Electric Moly, the 2020 Volkswagen Golf Mk8 Hybrid is More Powerful Than the GTI

The highly-anticipated 2020 Volkswagen Golf Mk8 is finally out and the really big news is that it comes with five hybrid drivetrains. The regular TSI engines are now paired to 48-volt systems, but Volkswagen also offers two proper hybrids with electric motors. One of them is basically similar to the old Mk7-generation GTE, but the