This week, I spoke with a new EV owner who had recently purchased a Tesla. When I asked what influenced his decision, he cited the recent price drops. It appears that Tesla has reduced prices again for the sixth time this year….
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Volkswagen introduces the new ID.7, its first global electric model for the upper mid-size class, featuring a range of up to 435 miles, a powerful 210 kW motor, and a spacious, high-quality interior. Designed for long-distance travel, the ID.7 is almost five meters long and offers premium technologies, including a new operating and display concept.
The ID.7 is set to launch in Europe and China this year, with a North American release in 2024. By 2026, Volkswagen aims to offer the widest electric range among manufacturers in Europe, with the goal of an 80% electric car share by 2030 and producing only electric vehicles in Europe from 2033.
New Volkswagen ID.7 with up to a 435-mile range
Charging capacity of up to 200 kW
Launching in Europe and China this year
Launching in North America in 2024
Volkswagen aims for an 80% electric car share in Europe by 2030 and to produce only electric vehicles in Europe from 2033
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In Other EV News
Polestar has unveiled its new electric performance SUV coupé, the Polestar 4, featuring a focus on aerodynamics, a spacious interior, and a top speed of 155 mph. The vehicle boasts a range of up to 373 miles (WLTP), bi-directional charging capability, and supports up to 200 kW DC and 22 kW AC charging.
JLR announced plans to accelerate its transition to become a leading modern luxury car manufacturer by turning its Halewood plant in the UK into an all-electric production facility. JLR’s Engine Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton, UK, will shift to electric drive unit and battery pack production.
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