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    Why the Nissan-Envision AESC gigafactory is strategic for UK’s EV battery supply chain
    Unveiling its strategy to put the UK at the center of its electric vehicle (EV) game plan for Europe, Nissan, along with its battery partner Envision AESC, made a crucial announcement on 1 July to jointly invest GBP1 billion (USD1.37 billion) in the northeastern region to set up the country’s firs...
    Stellantis’s EV roadmap hinges heavily on its battery strategy
    Amsterdam-based Stellantis announced its vehicle electrification strategy for this decade and beyond on its EV Day on 8 July. The parent company to over a dozen iconic brands, including Fiat, Citroën, Peugeot, Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, and Maserati, plans to pump in EUR30 billion (over USD35 bill...
    AEye partners with Sanmina for lidar production
    Adaptive lidar solutions provider, AEye Inc., has announced that Sanmina Corporation will begin production of AEye’s 4Sight M lidar sensor for industrial and mobility markets in September. The transfer from AEye’s pilot line in Dublin, California to Sanmina’s commercial production lines will t...
    Volkswagen suspends operations at Russian plant due to semiconductor shortage
    Volkswagen has suspended operations at its Russian assembly plant in Nizhny Novgorod for 17, 18 and 21–22 June due to a shortage of automotive semiconductors, Gazeta.RU reported on 18 June. “In relation to the complicated global situation concerning semiconductors, the company had no cho...
    VDL Nedcar to manufacture Canoo EV for US and EU markets
    American EV manufacturer, Canoo, has named Netherlands-based VDL Nedcar as its contract manufacturing partner. According to a press release issued by Canoo on 17 June, the company stated that VDL Nedcar will manufacture the vehicle for the US and EU markets while Canoo builds its US-based mega micro...
    Euro Manganese to restart pilot plant in the Czechia
    Euro Manganese Inc. has announced its plan to restart its pilot plant in Czechia to produce high purity manganese samples in response to demand from prospective customers primarily located in Europe. The pilot plant will process tailings material from the Chvaletice Manganese Project. According t...
    India needs 400,000 charging stations for 2 million EVs by 2026
    India would need about 40,000 charging stations to meet the electric vehicle charging (EV) demand from two million EVs that could potential ply on the roads by 2026, news agency IANS reported, citing a Grant Thornton Bharat – FICCI joint study that was released on 12 June. According to Society ...
    Huntsman Corp to expand production of ULTRAPURE ethylene carbonate in US
    American specialty chemicals company Huntsman Corporation plans to significantly increase its existing capacity for ULTRAPURE™ ethylene carbonate, a critical material used in electric vehicle (EV) batteries, at its Texas plant by mid-2023, it said in a press release on June 8. According to the ...
    CHAdeMO surpasses 40,000 EV charging points globally
    Continuing to expand its fast charging network for electric vehicles (EVs), CHAdeMO, an ecosystem of manufacturers that offer DC charging standard for EVs, has surpassed 40,000 charging points across 92 countries. According to a press release by the CHAdeMO Association on 28 May, while Europe rem...
    Indian auto component industry's revenue to drop 10–12% y/y in FY 2021, says ACMA
    The Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) forecasts that the auto component industry’s fiscal year (FY) 2020–21 revenue would decline 10–12% year on year (y/y) on account of COVID-19 led disruptions. The lobby body, however, is expected to release annual results o...
    07-Jun-2021 News COVID-19
    Automotive semiconductors supply could remain tight until 2022, says Bosch CEO
    The supply of automotive semiconductors could remain tight until 2022, Volkmar Denner CEO of Bosch told German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, as reported by Reuters on 18 May. “There are difficult months ahead of us, and the situation could remain tense until 2022,” Volkmar Denner ...
    Mercedes-Benz EQS electric sedan starts production at Factory 56 in Sindelfingen, Germany
    German luxury car maker, Mercedes-Benz, began production of its EQS electric sedan at its Factory 56 in the Mercedes-Benz Sindelfingen plant. According to a press release issued by Mercedes-Benz on 12 May, the company stated that the S-Class saloon and the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class are already r...
    Automakers exclude certain high-end features due to semiconductor shortage
    A global semiconductor supply shortage, which has especially hit the auto industry, has forced OEMs to exclude certain high-end features in their vehicles, Bloomberg reported on 6 May. Notable examples reportedly include Nissan leaving navigation systems out of many vehicles that typically feature t...
    Stellantis’ planned vehicle production in Q1 2021 fell by 190,000 units due to chip shortage
    Stellantis has announced that its planned vehicle production for the first quarter of fiscal 2021 was down by 190,000 units or 11% due to the shortage of semiconductors in the automotive industry, a company press release on 5 May read. The automaker also said that despite limited visibility of fu...
    Ford cuts output at two German plants due to semiconductor shortage
    Ford Motor is set to cut down production at its German plants in Cologne and Saarlouis for the next few weeks due to shortage in supply of semiconductors, Reuters reported on 3 May. The carmaker is set to prioritize vehicles already ordered by customers said it planned to make up for lost production...
    BMW starts battery component production in Leipzig and Regensburg, Germany
    The BMW Group is now producing high-voltage batteries and battery components at its locations in Leipzig and Regensburg, in addition to its Dingolfing facility. According to a press release issued by BMW on 30 April, the Leipzig plant will launch series production of battery modules, while the Regen...
    Renesas expects to restore full operational capacity at fire-hit plant in Japan by end of May
    Renesas is set to restore full capacity at its fire-damaged Naka plant in Japan by the end of May, Reuters reported on 19 April. The company restarted operations last weekend. Renesas CEO Hidetoshi Shibata expects half of the Naka plant line's capacity to be restored by the end of April, and another...
    TSMC says global semiconductors shortage could extend into 2022
    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) warned that a global shortage of semiconductors across industries from automaking to consumer electronics may extend into 2022, Bloomberg reported on 15 April. However, the chipmaker expects chip shortages in the auto industry to begin easing next quarter...
    Intel CEO says company in talks with OEMs to produce chips within six to nine months
    Intel are in talks with semiconductor manufacturers to produce automotive chips within six to nine months, CEO Pat Gelsinger told Reuters. Gelsinger has told US White House officials that Intel will open its existing factory network to auto chip companies to help alleviate the supply shortage that h...
    Toyota starts production of hybrid electric drives for Yaris in Poland
    Toyota Motor Manufacturing Poland (TMMP) has launched the production of hybrid electric transmissions for its low-emission hybrid electric powertrains. According to a press release issued by TMMP on 7 April, the company stated that this new transmission combines with the latest generation 1.5L ...
    Pirelli’s aims to invest USD833–856 million for technological and productivity upgrade in 2021–22
    Pirelli has launched the 2025 Industrial Plan with new plans for production and technology upgrades, according to a company press release on 31 March. According to the plan, the company plans to invest EUR710–730 million (USD833–856 million) in the two-year period of 2021–22 for technological ...
    01-Apr-2021 News Investments
    Renesas could take about 100 days to reach normal production at fire-hit chip plant in Japan
    Renesas could take at least 100 days to get back to normal production at its fire-hit Naka factory in Japan, said CEO Hidetoshi Shibata, as reported by Reuters on 30 March at a press conference. “I’m not too pessimistic about the situation. I think we won’t be too far off from the recovery tim...
    Suez Canal reopens; shipping traffic backlog could take days to normalize
    The Suez Canal, the most critical and shortest shipping route that connects Asia to Europe and North America, is now open after having been blocked by a container ship, the MV Ever Given, which had turned sideways and become stuck due to high winds and poor visibility. The vessel had been success...
    Suez Canal blockage disrupts auto industry supply chains
    The MV Ever Given, a 400-m long (approximately 1,310 foot) container ship stuck at an angle since 23 March in the Suez Canal, blocking the key shipping passage between the Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, will increase the strain already being endured by the global automotive industry. Automoti...
    Mercedes-Benz begins battery systems production for EQS
    Germany-based luxury carmaker, Mercedes-Benz, has commenced the production of high-performance batteries for its pure-electric EQS at its Stuttgart-Hedelfingen plant, a part of the Untertürkheim location in Germany. According to a press release issued by the company on 23 March, the Mercedes-Benz E...
    Japanese automakers to assess impact on production due to fire at Renesas plant
    Japanese carmakers including Toyota, Nissan, and Honda are assessing the impact on vehicle production caused by a fire at Renesas Electronics’ chip making unit, Reuters reported on 22 March. The fire, at a time when the automotive industry is struggling to cope with the shortage in semiconductors,...
    Toyota to suspend production at nine plants in Japan due to earthquake
    Toyota has decided to suspend production at its nine vehicle manufacturing plants in Japan this week after a powerful earthquake, measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale, struck the coast of the Tohoku region on 13 February. According to a press release by the Japanese automaker on 16 February, manufactu...
    IHS Markit: Update of semiconductor supply issues on light vehicle production
    Since late 2020, there has been disruption within the supply chain of semiconductors to the automotive sector. Pressure built as the industry recovered from the widespread lockdowns implemented in the first half of 2020. Furthermore, the recovery cycle clashed with increasing demand from the wider c...
    Semiconductor shortage could hit GM profit by USD2 billion, warns CEO Barra
    General Motors (GM) could stand to lose around USD2 billion in profits for full year 2021 due to the global semiconductor supply shortage, CEO Mary Barra warned, Reuters reported on 10 February. However, Barra also said that GM “won’t lose any production” of its full-size pickup trucks and SUV...
    General Motors to shut down three North American plants until mid-March due to semiconductor shortage
    General Motors will shut down three plants this week in North America till at least mid-March due to a semiconductor supply shortage plaguing the global automotive industry, The Detroit News reported on 9 February. GM stopped production at the Fairfax plant in Kansas, US where it manufactures the...
    Jungo reports 1,300% y/y jump in DMS shipments in 2020
    Jungo, an Israel-based company specializing software for driver monitoring system (DMS), has reported 1,300% year-over-year (y/y) growth in shipments of DMS software, the company said in a press release on 9 February. “Despite COVID-19 setting shockwaves across the automotive industry, Jungo saw u...
    PEV sales in Europe more than doubled to more than a million units in 2020
    Sales of plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) in Europe increased 169.7% year on year y/y to 1,045,831 units in 2020, the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) announced in a press release on 4 February. During the last quarter of 2020, 475,224 PEVs were sold in the region, which is a grow...
    Renault, Stellantis cut production globally due to semiconductor shortage
    Carmakers Renault and Stellantis will cut vehicle production at temporarily halt operations at vehicle assembly plants globally, Reuters reported on 5 February. This is due to the shortage of supply of semiconductors. Renault will suspend production at one site in France and two in Morocco and Ro...
    Ford, Stellantis lower production amid continuing semiconductor shortage
    Ford Motor will cancel shifts at two plants that build the F-150 pickup trucks from next week because of a global shortage of semiconductors, Reuters reported on 4 February. Ford said that the shortage could result in a loss of 10–20% of planned first-quarter vehicle production. Separ...
    General Motors to cut production at four vehicle assembly plants globally due to semiconductor shortage
    General Motors will cut production at four vehicle assembly plants as a result of the semiconductor supply shortage hampering the automotive industry, Reuters reported on 3 February. The American automaker will reduce production entirely from the week beginning 8 February at units in Kansas, US, ...
    Xpeng’s vehicle delivery increases more than five-fold y/y in January to 6,015 units
    In a press release dated 1 February, Xpeng announced that it delivered around 6,015 electric vehicle (EV) units in January, which is a growth of 470% year on year (y/y). Total January deliveries consisted of a record high 3,710 units of  P7 electric sedan and 2,305 units of G3 sport utility veh...
    TSMC expediting automotive semiconductors production
    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (TSMC) is expediting automotive semiconductors through its wafer fabs and reallocating wafer capacity, Reuters reported on 28 January. TSMC is said to have prioritized dealing with the issue of the automotive chip supply shortage. “The automotive sup...
    Volkswagen's electric van sales more than double to 2,700 units in 2020
    Volkswagen Group’s Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brand delivered 2,700 electric vans in 2020, reflecting a year-over-year (y/y) increase of 167.4%, the German automaker said in a press release. Of the total, 1,100 were e-Crafter vans, which the German automaker started building at its Września p...
    Volkswagen ends production of Golf in Mexico
    Volkswagen of America announced that the VW Golf ended production for the US market last week. According to a press release issued by the company on 20 January, Volkswagen expects that the model year 2021 Golf models built at the Puebla, Mexico plant will sustain sales of the hatchback through the y...
    BMW plans to double EV sales in 2021
    German premium carmaker, BMW, has announced that it aims to double the sales of its pure-electric models in 2021. According to a report filed by news agency Reuters on 15 January, the company stated that, including plug-in hybrid (PHEV) models, it plans to achieve a 50% increase in sales of electrif...
    First quantitative assessment of the impact of the integrated circuit (IC) shortage on light vehicle production 
    In December 2020, IHS Markit published a comprehensive update on the impact of the semiconductor supply shortage on the automotive market, the link for which can be found here. Toward the end of 2020, it was evident that a shortage in the supply of semiconductors would disrupt the automotive indu...
    Audi to reduce shifts at Mexican plant due to semiconductor shortage
    Audi will temporarily reduce shifts at the Puebla plant in Mexico owing to a constraint in semiconductors supply, Reuters reported on 14 January. The plant will operate with one shift from 18 to 29 January and two shifts from 1 to 12 February. “The lack of availability of semiconductors wo...
    BMW's electrified car sales grow 31.8% y/y to 192,646 units in 2020
    BMW has reported that sales of its plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) from BMW and MINI brands grew 31.8% to 192,646 units in 2020 globally, according to a company press release on 12 January. Sales of fully electric vehicles rose by 13%, while plug-in hybrid (PHEV) sales climbed by almost 40%. In Europ...
    Porsche delivers over 20,000 units of all-electric Taycan in 2020
    Germany luxury and sportscar manufacturer, Porsche, has announced that it has completed more than 20,000 deliveries of its pure electric sportscar, the Taycan. According to a press release issued by Porsche on 12 January, the company stated that 20,015 units of the Porsche Taycan were delivered to c...
    Volkswagen brand PEVs deliveries more than doubles y/y to 212,000 units in 2020
    Volkswagen brand delivered a total of 212,000 plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) in 2020 globally, which is a growth of 158% year on year (y/y), the company announced in a press release on 12 January. This includes 134,000 battery electric vehicles (BEVs), which is nearly triple the number of BEVs sold...
    Mercedes-Benz triples PEV sales to 160,000 units in 2020
    Mercedes-benz has tripled its sales of plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) to 160,000 units in 2020 globally, the company announced in a press release on 8 January. More than half of the sales, around 87,000 units, came in the fourth quarter. The share of PEVs (plug-in hybrids and battery electric vehic...
    Global OEMs adjust vehicle production due to semiconductor supply shortage
    In the past week, Ford Motor, Toyota, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, and Nissan Motor have all announced that they would cut vehicle production in January due to a shortage of semiconductors, according to a Reuters article on 8 January. Ford also announced that it would idle the Louisville Assembly p...
    Global semiconductor sales increase 7% y/y in November, says Semiconductor Industry Association
    Worldwide sales of semiconductors rose 7% year on year (y/y) to USD39.4 billion in November 2020, the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) reported on 4 January. It was also 1.1% higher than in October 2020. “Global sales of semiconductors continued to rise in November, increasing on a year...
    EV sales in Norway grow 27.3% y/y to 76,804 units in 2020
    Electric vehicle (EV) sales in Norway grew 27.3% year on year (y/y) to 76,804 units in 2020, according to OFV. In the first nine months, sales of EVs touched 48,175 units, which is a fall of 2.6% y/y. Sales of new, all-electric vans also grew 117% y/y to 306 units. EVs accounted for a 61.5% market s...
    Xpeng's deliveries more than doubles y/y to 27,041 vehicles in 2020
    Xpeng has reported a growth of 112% year on year (y/y) in its vehicle deliveries to 27,041 units in the full year 2020, according to a company press release on 3 January. Cumulative P7 deliveries for the year reached 15,062 with mass delivery beginning at the end of June. A total of 11,979 G3s were ...
    Tesla's deliveries increase 36% y/y to over nearly 500,000 units in 2020
    In a press release dated 2 January, Tesla announced that its vehicle deliveries grew 36% year on year (y/y) to 499,550 units in 2020. The deliveries included 57,039 units of Model S and X, and 442,511 units of Model 3 and Model Y. Tesla produced a total of 509,737 units, including 54,805 units of Mo...
    Horizon Robotics CEO expects at least 5 million vehicles to feature its automotive-grade processors in 2023
    Horizon Robotics expects its automotive-grade processors to come pre-installed in at least 5 million vehicles in 2023, according to Horizon's founder and CEO Yu Kai as reported China Daily on 28 December. Yu added that the number will help the company achieve around 50% share of the mainland Chinese...
    Li Auto delivers 32,624 EVs in 2020
    Chinese electric vehicle (EV) company Li Auto delivered 32,624 EVs in 2020, the company said in a press release on 1 January. In December 2020, the company delivered 6,126 units of Li One electric sport utility vehicle (SUV). In the fourth quarter, EV deliveries totaled 14,464 units, up 67% over the...
    NIO’s EV deliveries more than doubles y/y to 43,728 vehicles in 2020
    Chinese electric carmaker, NIO, has announced its fourth quarter and full year 2020 delivery results. According to a press release issued by NIO on 3 January, the company delivered 7,007 vehicles in December 2020, setting a new monthly record and representing a 121% year-over-year (y/y) growth. T...
    Volkswagen to adjust vehicle production in key markets owing to semiconductor supply shortage
    Volkswagen has announced that it will adjust production at mainland Chinese, North American and European locations in the first quarter of 2021 due to the supply shortage of semiconductors, according to a press release by the German automaker on 18 December. According to Volkswagen, the affected ...
    Renault's January–November EV sales grow 80% y/y to 95,985 units in Europe
    French carmaker Renault has registered a spurt in the sales of its electric vehicles (EVs) during the January–November 2020 period in Europe. According to a press release issued by Renault on 8 December, the company registered EV sales of 95,985 units, implying an increase of 80% year on year (y/y...
    Shortage of imported semiconductors to affect Bosch’s supplies to OEMs in India
    Bosch has said that it has been impacted by a ‘severe supply shortage’ for imported microprocessors, resulting in limited ability to cater to the automotive market demand in India, according to a company press release dated 8 December. Bosch also stated that due to increased safety and hygien...
    Honda suspends vehicle production at UK plant due to components shortage
    Japan-based carmaker, Honda, has announced that it has temporarily stopped manufacturing operations at its plant in Swindon, UK. According to a report filed by news agency BBC on 9 December, Honda’s Swindon facility operates using the ‘just in time’ manufacturing system, where components are b...
    Shortage of chips expected to hit auto production in mainland China in Q1 of 2021
    Shortage of auto chips could have a big impact on car production at some mainland Chinese companies in the first quarter of 2021, Reuters reported on 8 December, citing a senior industry executive. According to an investigation conducted by China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM), produ...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Ford defers launch of Bronco SUV due to issues at suppliers
    American automaker Ford is delaying the launch of its new SUV, the Bronco, over obstacles at its suppliers caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. According to a report filed by news agency Reuters on 5 December, the launch of this new vehicle has been deferred to the summer of 2021, from the ...
    State Grid to build 300,000 EV charging stations in mainland China
    The State Grid Corporation of China is planning to install additional 300,000 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across mainland China, Yicai Global reported on 20 November citing CNR News. The new charging stations will support rising growth of EVs in the world’s largest automotive market. ...
    PEV sales in UK nearly triples y/y to 17,110 units in October
    Plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) sales in the United Kingdom grew by over 172% year on year (y/y) to 17,110 units in October, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) announced in a press release on 5 November. This includes 9,335 units of battery electric vehicles (BEVs), which is a growth o...
    PEV sales in EU more than triple y/y to 273,809 units in Q3 2020
    Plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) sales in the European Union (EU) grew by over 211% year on year (y/y) to 273,809 units during the third quarter ended 30 September 2020, the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) announced in a press release on 5 November. During the quarter, PEV segment...
    NIO, Xpeng Motors reports strong growth in EV deliveries in October
    Electric vehicle (EV) startups NIO and Xpeng Motors have reported strong growth in EV deliveries in China in October, the two companies announced in separate press releases. NIO’s EV deliveries grew by 100.1% year on year (y/y) to 5,055 units in October. The deliveries consisted of 2,695 units ES6...
    NEV's to account for 20% of new car sales in China by 2025
    New energy vehicles (NEVs) are expected to account for 20% of total new car sales in China by 2025, Reuters reported on 2 November citing China’s state council. According to a policy paper released by the State Council, it will also improve its NEV quota system after the subsidy program expires in...
    PEV sales in EU grow 52.8% y/y to 458,915 units in 2019
    Plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) sales in European Union (EU) increased 52.8% year on year (y/y) to 458,915 units in 2019, the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) announced in a report launched on 28 October. Of these, battery-electric vehicles (BEV) accounted for 284,812 units (growt...
    BMW produces 200,000 units of all-electric i3
    In a press release dated 16 October, BMW informed that it has cumulatively produced 200,000 units of all-electric sedan i3. The 200,000th BMW i3 model rolled off the production line at BMW Group plant in Leipzig, Germany. Significance: BMW started production of the i3 in 2013. The BMW i3 with 125...
    Automotive semiconductor demand running ahead of 2020 expectations
    IHS Markit conducted a survey in July that asked 30 automotive semiconductor suppliers about the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) viral pandemic. According to the survey, most respondents saw demand for automotive semiconductors rebounding faster than expected compared to a previous...
    EV sales in Norway grow 57.1% y/y to 9,560 units in September
    Electric vehicle (EV) sales in Norway grew 57.1% year on year (y/y) to 9,560 units in September, according to OFV, which cited data from the Norwegian Public Roads Administration. In the first nine months, sales of EVs touched 48,175 units, which is a fall of 2.6% y/y. Sales of new, all-electric van...
    Tesla's deliveries increase 43.6% y/y to 139,300 in Q3
    In a press release dated 2 October, Tesla announced that it delivered 139,300 vehicle units in the third quarter ended 30 September 2020. This is a growth of 43.6% year on year (y/y) compared with 97,000 units delivered in the third quarter of 2019. In the third quarter. Tesla delivered 15,200 ...
    SAIC plans to sell 10,000 FCEVs annually in China by 2025
    Mainland Chinese automaker SAIC is planning to sell 10,000 fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) in China by 2025, Yicai Global reported on 14 September. The company aims to launch 10 hydrogen FCEVs in China in that period. Recently, SAIC Maxus also unveiled a hydrogen fuel cell-powered model, the Maxu...
    NEV sales in mainland China grow 26% y/y to 109,000 units in August
    New-energy vehicle (NEV) sales in mainland China increased nearly 19.3% year on year (y/y) to 98,000 units in August, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) announced on its website today (11 September). This included 89,000 units of passenger cars and 9,000 units of commercial veh...
    SiriusXM sees self-pay subscriber net additions rise to about 700,000 for FY 2020
    SiriusXM has said that it is increasing its full-year (FY) 2020 guidance for self-pay subscriber net additions to about 700,000 from 500,000 it had expected earlier, a company press release on 9 September read. SiriusXM also reiterated its existing 2020 financial guidance. For FY 2020, it expects...
    Semiconductor Industry Association says global semiconductor sales up 4.9% y/y in July
    Worldwide sales of semiconductors rose 4.9% year on year (y/y) to USD35.2 billion in July 2020, the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) reported on 3 September. It was also 2.1% higher than in June 2020. “The global semiconductor market has remained largely resistant to global macroeconomi...
    PEV sales in Europe jump 53.3% y/y, to 129,344 units, in second quarter 2020
    Sales of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) in the European Union jumped 53.3% year on year (y/y), to 129,344 units, during the second quarter, the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) announced in a press release today (3 September). Within this segment, battery-electric vehicle (BEV)...
    NIO's EV deliveries more than double in August to 3,965 units
    NIO has recorded a growth of 104.1% year on year (y/y) in electric vehicle (EV) deliveries to 3,965 units in August, according to a company press release on 3 September. This included 2,840 units of ES6s and 1,125 units of ES8, the Company’s 6-seater and 7-seater flagship premium smart electric sp...
    Volkswagen commences manufacturing ID.4 EV at Zwickau plant in Germany
    German carmaker, Volkswagen, has announced that it has commenced production of its new pure electric vehicle (PEV), the ID.4, at its manufacturing facility located at Zwickau in Germany. According to a press release issued by Volkswagen on 20 August, the company stated that the ID.4 compact sports u...
    UK's BEV sales more than triples y/y to 8,162 units in July
    Battery-electric car (BEV) sales in the United Kingdom grew more than 259% year on year (y/y) to 8,162 units in July, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) announced in a press release on 5 August. Sales of plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) also saw a similar sharp growth of more than ...
    Tata Motors produces 1,000th Nexon EV in India
    Indian carmaker, Tata Motors, has rolled out the 1,000th unit of its electric vehicle (EV), the Nexon EV. According to a press statement issued by Tata Motors on 18 August, the company mentioned that this milestone was reached in just over six months after the commercial launch of the vehicle. ...
    BMW Group aims to sell 7 million electrified vehicles globally by 2030
    As part of its commitment to the goals of the Paris climate agreement, BMW has announced that it targets to sell 7 million vehicles with electrified drive systems by 2030. In a press release issued by BMW on 12 August, the company also stated that two-thirds of these vehicles would be pure electric ...
    Germany's EV sales jump over 180% y/y to 16,798 units in July
    Sales of electric vehicles (EVs) in Germany jumped 181.7% year on year (y/y) to 16,798 units in July, according to a press release by Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA). EVs accounted for 5.3% of total vehicle registrations in July. During the month, 52,488 hybrids were registered, ...
    EV sales in Norway jumps 26.5% y/y to 4,408 units in July
    Electric car sales in Norway jumped 26.5% year on year (y/y) to 4,408 units in July, according to OFV, which cited data from the Norwegian Public Roads Administration. In the first seven month, sales of electric cars touched 32,911 units which is a fall of 14.9% y/y. Sales of new, all-electric vans ...
    NIO's deliveries quadruples to 3,533 units in July
    In a press release dated 3 August, NIO announced that it delivered 3,533 vehicles in July, which is a growth of 322% year on year (y/y). This included 2,610 units of ES6s and 923 units of ES8 , the Company’s 6-seater and 7-seater flagship premium smart electric sport utility vehicle (SUV). As of 3...
    Audi says EVs to constitute 35% of its lineup in South Korea by 2030
    Audi Korea has planned to launch more pure-electric vehicles and make EVs constitute 35% of its product portfolio in the country by the year 2030, according to a report filed by South Korean news publication, Yonhap News Agency, on 17 July. Audi’s first pure-electric model for the South Korean mar...
    Jaguar Land Rover announces production milestone of 1.5 million Ingenium engines
    British car maker Jaguar Land Rover has announced that it has reached a production milestone of 1.5 million engines belonging to its Ingenium series. According to a press release from Jaguar Land Rover dated 17 July, the company announced that the engines were assembled at its Engine Manufacturing C...
    Volvo registers 80% y/y growth in demand for plug-in hybrid vehicles in H1 2020
    Volvo has announced a sharp rise in demand for its electrified vehicles. In a press statement issued by Volvo on 21 July, the Sweden-based carmaker said that although sales fell during the first half, it registered a 79.8% year-on-year (y/y) increase in demand for its chargeable plug-in hybrid ...
    Renault's EV sales grow 38% y/y to over 42,000 units in H1 2020
    Sales of Renault’s electric vehicle (EV) grew 38% year-on-year (y/y) to over 42,000 units in the first half ended 30 June 2020, the company announced in a press release on 20 July. During the period, Renault’s all-electric hatchback ZOE was the best selling car in Europe, with sales of 37,540 un...
    Audi e-tron's sales grow 86.8% y/y in first half 2020; launches MY2020 e-tron Sportback in US
    Audi e-tron’s global sales grew 86.8% year on year (y/y) to 17,641 units during the first half of 2020, the company announced in a press release on 16 July. Audi said that the e-tron was the top-selling electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) in Europe. In Norway, which is the pioneering country when...
    NEV sales in mainland China fall 34.3% y/y to 92,000 units in June
    New energy vehicle (NEV) passenger car sales in mainland China fell 34.3% year on year (y/y) to 92,000 units in June, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) announced on its website today (13 July). Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) accounted for 72,000 and plug-in hybrid elect...
    Electric car sales in Norway falls 32.1% y/y to 5,041 units in June
    Electric car sales in Norway dropped 32.1% year-on-year (y/y) to 5,041 units in June, according to OFV, which cited data from the Norwegian Public Roads Administration. Electric cars accounted for a market share of 44% during June. In the first six month, sales of electric cars touched 28,503 units ...
    Semiconductor Industry Association says global semiconductor sales up 5.8% y/y in May
    Worldwide sales of semiconductors rose 5.8% year-on-year (y/y) to USD35 billion in May 2020, the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) reported on 3 July. It was also 1.5% higher than in April 2020. “The global semiconductor market in May remained largely resistant to the widespread economic...
    Electric car sales in UK grows 21.5% y/y to 2,424 units in May
    Electric car sales in the United Kingdom grew 21.5% year on year (y/y) to 2,424 units in May, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) announced in a press release on 4 May. Sales of plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV) fell 65.1% y/y to 825 units. Full hybrid vehicles recorded a drop of 91.2% y/...
    NIO delivers record 3,436 EVs in May in mainland China
    In a press release dated 4 June, NIO informed that it has delivered 3,436 units of ES6 and ES8 all-electric vehicles in May. This is a growth of more than 215% year-on-year (y/y). The deliveries consisted of 2,685 units of the ES6s electric sport utility vehicle (SUV), and 751 units of the ES8s...
    Electric car sales in Norway fall 29.9% y/y to 3,444 units in May
    Electric car sales in Norway fell 29.9% year on year (y/y), to 3,444 units in May, according to OFV, which cited data from the Norwegian Public Roads Administration. Zero-emission cars constituted 43.1% of Norway’s total car market in May, compared with 35.5% in the same month in 2019. Sales of...
    PEV sales in EU more than doubles to 167,132 units in Q1
    Sales of plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) more than doubled year on year (y/y) to 167,132 units, in the European Union (EU) during the first quarter ended 31 March 2020, compared to 83,281 units in the first quarter of 2019, the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) announced in a pres...
    EV sales in Sweden grow 23% y/y to 6,763 units in January–April period
    Sales of all-electric cars in Sweden jumped 23% year on year (y/y) to 6,763 units during the January to April period, Statistics Sweden (SCB) announced in a press release on 5 May. Plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) sales in Sweden witnessed a growth of 116% y/y to 16,126 units during the first...
    NIO delivers 3,155 units of ES6, ES8 EVs in April, up 180.7% y/y
    NIO delivered 3,155 units of ES6, ES8 all-electric vehicles in April, which is a growth of 180.7% year on year (y/y), the company announced in a press release on 6 May. The deliveries consisted of 2,907 units of the ES6s electric sport utility vehicle (SUV), and 248 units of the ES8s smart electric ...
    Norway's EV sales fall 17.7% y/y to 3,671 units in April
    Sales of battery electric cars in Norway fell 17.7% year on year (y/y) to 3,671 units in April, according to Opplysningsrådet for veitrafikken (OFV), which cited data from the Norwegian Public Roads Administration. All-electric cars accounted for 49.4% of total cars sold during the month, comp...
    PEV sales in UK fall 57.3% y/y to 1,469 units in April
    Plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) sales in the United Kingdom has dropped 57.3% year on year (y/y) to 1,469 units in April, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) announced in a press release on 5 May. This includes 1,374 units of battery electric vehicles (BEV), which is a fall of 9.7% y/y,...
    Electric car sales in India fall 5.5% y/y in FY 2019–20 to 3,400 units
    Sales of all-electric vehicles has dropped 5.5% year on year (y/y) to 3,400 units in the fiscal year (FY) 2019–20 ended 31 March 2020, The Hindu BusinessLine reported on 20 April, citing Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles (SMEV). The total electric vehicle (EV) sales during the fiscal y...
    Sweden's PEV sales jump 88.3% y/y to 18,607 units in January–March period
    Sales of plug-in electric cars in Sweden jumped 88.3% year on year (y/y) to 18,607 units during the first three months of 2020, Statistics Sweden (SCB) announced in a press release on 2 April. This includes 5,714 electric cars, which is a growth of 39% y/y and 12,893 units of plug-in hybrid vehicles...
    BMW's EV sales grow 13.9% y/y to 30,692 units in Q1
    BMW has reported an increase of 13.9% year on year (y/y) in global sales of its electrified vehicles (EVs) to 30,692 units in the first quarter of 2020, according to a company press release on 6 April. “This means we are also on track to meet the EU’s CO2 targets. We do not see any necessity to ...
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