Electric vehicles

New 31% EU import tariff for car makers that move production to China

European Commission announces new tariffs aimed mainly at penalising subsidised Chinese manufacturers

13 June 2024
New 31% EU import tariff for car makers that move production to China
Electric vehicles

UK “will have to follow” EU on Chinese tariffs

Chinese-made EVs will be hit with as much as 38% extra import tax if sold in the EU

12 June 2024
UK “will have to follow” EU on Chinese tariffs
Electric vehicles

Industry scramble for cheaper battery chemistry upends plans

Ford delayed Explorer so it could switch to lower-cost, higher-durability chemistry – and others are doing similar

11 June 2024
Industry scramble for cheaper battery chemistry upends plans
Electric vehicles

Renault Group 'will avoid' ZEV mandate fines with five new EVs

The much anticipated Renault 5, its Alpine A290 twin, and from-£14,995 Dacia Spring will arrive this year

11 June 2024
Renault Group 'will avoid' ZEV mandate fines with five new EVs
Electric vehicles

GWM to close European base and move operations to China

Decision down to tough market conditions, says Chinese brand, but restructuring won't affect UK sales

30 May 2024
GWM to close European base and move operations to China
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The only current REx option for UK buyers is the Mazda MX-30 R-EV
Electric vehicles

Focus shifts to range-extenders as bridge to EVs

As makers contemplate difference between legislation and demand for EVs, petrol-electric option holds appeal

29 May 2024
Focus shifts to range-extenders as bridge to EVs
Electric vehicles

Electrification firm Lunaz resumes operations after restructuring

Firm targets "long-term sustainable growth" as it restarts production of electric bin lorries and restomods

23 May 2024
Electrification firm Lunaz resumes operations after restructuring
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The T03 supermini is sold for the equivalent of just £5500 before taxes in China
Electric vehicles

Why UK-bound Leapmotor is different from other Chinese EV makers

Stellantis will bring the electric car maker's T03 supermini and C10 SUV to Europe from September

22 May 2024
Why UK-bound Leapmotor is different from other Chinese EV makers
Electric vehicles

JLR eyes ZEV compliance as 33k join Range Rover EV wait list

All major car makers must hit UK government-set targets or face £15,000 fines per non-compliant vehicle

16 May 2024
JLR eyes ZEV compliance as 33k join Range Rover EV wait list
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Aiways U6 (pictured) and U5 will resume production in China following a 12-month hiatus
Electric vehicles

Chinese EV brand Aiways moves to Germany to escape price war

Firm also plans to raise capital through a stock market floatation and launch a new entry-level crossover

14 May 2024
Chinese EV brand Aiways moves to Germany to escape price war

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