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BMW Group and Great Wall Motor sign joint venture agreement for MINI electric vehicles in China

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During an event for autonomous and connected driving attended by China’s Premier Li Keqiang and Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, the BMW Group and Great Wall Motor committed to found a new joint venture, “Spotlight Automotive Limited”, for the development and production of electric vehicles in China. As well as MINI electric vehicles, the joint venture will also produce electric vehicles for Great Wall Motor. The establishment of the new company is subject to approval from the relevant Chinese authorities and the completion of busi... Read More »

France becomes a centre of excellence for Renault’s electric vehicles within the Alliance

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With the aim of strengthening the leadership of its French industrial base in the growing electric vehicle market, Groupe Renault plans to: Introduce a new Alliance electric platform in Douai to create a second Renault electric vehicle production site; Double ZOE production capacity and the launch of a new ZOE at Flins, the only ZOE production site in the world; Triple electric motor production capacities at Cleon and introduce a new generation electric motor from 2021. Invest in Maubeuge for the production of the next generation of... Read More »

Porsche launches digital charging service for electric vehicles

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“In addition to fascinating vehicles, building a customer-friendly charging infrastructure is the key to achieving long-term success for electromobility”, says Detlev von Platen, Member of the Executive Board responsible for Sales and Marketing at Porsche AG. “With the Porsche Charging Service, we are offering our customers a central digital platform that simplifies every aspect of the charging process. As a result, it is even easier to integrate charging into everyday life.” Information about the location and availability of charging stations... Read More »

Volkswagen Group to expand production of electric vehicles worldwide on a massive scale

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The Group currently produces electric vehicles at three locations, and in two years’ time a further nine Group plants are scheduled to be equipped for this purpose. To ensure adequate battery capacity for the massive expansion of environmentally-friendly electric mobility, partnerships with battery manufacturers for Europe and China have already been agreed. The contracts already awarded have a total volume of around EUR 20 billion. A supplier decision for North America will be taken shortly. “Over the last few months, we have pulled out all... Read More »

The Future of Urban Mobility

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Current business models offer alternative and new mobility solutions, such as car or bicycle sharing and new leasing mobility offerings, electric vehicles, autonomous driving, talking cars, micro mobility or integrated mobility. What future impact have key global mega trends on Urban Mobility? What are the major challenges in balancing economic needs and environmental policies? What role can innovation play or what innovation is needed? The speakers and topics are: Wim Korver, Head of Research & Development Unit, Goudappel Coffeng ... Read More »

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