Audi currently has more EV platforms than electric cars built on them, here’s why

We’re coming up on the first anniversary of Audi announcing its plans to introduce 20 new EVs in the next four years. The Volkswagen luxury brand yesterday posted a summary of its plans, repeating the goal of making 800,000 EVs a year by 2025 – using, count ‘em, four different EV platforms.

It might seem strange to have more platforms than cars at this stage. But Audi told us about the method to their madness, following a Tech Talk published to its website.

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Which global EV plants are pausing for coronavirus? We count them

The threat of the coronavirus is causing global automakers to suspend production. The short-term impact is to delay the rollout of the next wave of EVs, such as VW’s ID.3. Volkswagen today said that it’s suspending production “in the near future” at factories across Europe, including in Zwickau, Germany, where the ID.3 is produced.

Nearly every other global automaker, with the exception of GM and Tesla, is temporarily suspending production.

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Tesla achieves solar roof production of 1,000 per week, but can they install them?

Tesla announced that Gigafactory New York achieved Solar Roof tile production of 4 MW last week, which it claims is enough for 1,000 homes.

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EGEB: US cities are banning natural gas — and states are trying to stop them

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • Local and state governments are at odds over natural gas bans.
  • Connecticut lawmaker wants insurers to pull away from fossil fuels.
  • Northwestern Arizona will get hundreds of jobs as the result of a new wind farm.

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Volvo Launches Four New Trucks by Stacking Them On Top of Each Other in Spectacular Film — Complete with President On Top – United News of India

Volvo Launches Four New Trucks by Stacking Them On Top of Each Other in Spectacular Film — Complete with President On Top  United News of India
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Tesla gives deadline to force software updates on owners who have been resisting them

Tesla is starting to force new software updates on owners who have been resisting them as they threaten to soon remove some functionalities. more…

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