The future of mobility is another step closer: Series production of the first purely electric Porsche is set to begin next year. In preparation, the vehicle has now been given its official name: The “Mission E” concept study, the name currently used to describe Porsche’s complete electric offering, will be known as the Taycan.

The venture capital arm of multinational oil and gas conglomerate BP has announced that it will invest $20m into a Tel-Aviv-based startup that is developing battery technology which enables ultra-fast charging.

Some of the world’s largest car manufacturers are joining together in an effort to develop a joint network of rapid electric-vehicle charging stations across Europe. The automakers have opted to reject the idea of installing their own charging stations in favor of a collaborative approach.

US electric car manufacturer Tesla has informed its shareholders that it has entered into negotiations with officials in China in an effort to build electric cars and battery packs in Shanghai. Tesla which was founded by South African entrepreneur Elon Musk has come under fire in the US in recent months following a series of collisions, some fatal involving Tesla models.

Audi aims to sell approximately 800,000 fully electric cars and plug-in hybrids in the year 2025. At last week’s Annual General Meeting of AUDI AG, the Board of Management presented the updated “Audi.Vorsprung.2025.” strategy.

Nissan’s global electric vehicle sales jumped 10% last fiscal year, driven by growing customer demand for the zero-emission Nissan LEAF, the world’s best-selling EV.

Nissan plans to launch three new electric vehicles and five e-POWER models in Japan by the end of fiscal 2022.

The popular GTI Meet at Lake Wörthersee was held from May 9 to 12. In on the action: the Audi e-tron prototype. As a towing vehicle for the Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo, the sporty electric SUV proved its excellent suitability for everyday use.

Following its best-ever first-quarter sales results, the BMW Group continues to grow sales around the world.  A total of 194,889 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce vehicles were delivered to customers in April, a slight increase (+1.2%) on last year’s figure.

Nissan LEAF owners in Japan will be able to exchange their cars’ old batteries for refabricated ones under a new, fee-based program.