eMobility Update: Honda shows SUV cell factory e:Ny1 / Northvolt in Heide / Maxus Mifa 9 priced at

eMobility Update: Honda shows SUV cell factory e:Ny1 / Northvolt in Heide / Maxus Mifa 9 priced at

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Welcome to the “eMobility update”! Here are our most important topics at the start of a short news week: Development at the battery factory in Heide ++ Maxus will announce prices for the new model ++ Honda reveals a small SUV for Europe ++ Software problems at Volvo and Polestar ++ And the statistics. from the German electric bus market ++

#1 – Development at the Northvolt cell factory in Heide

Swedish battery cell maker Northvolt’s preparations for a factory in Germany are underway. Two local communities in Schleswig-Holstein have started the next phase of the approval process. Northvolt can also count on significant funding.

#2 – Maxus: 9 Mifa and T90 EV installed

Chinese brand Maxus has opened the order books for its Mifa 9 electric car. The seven-seater range starts in Germany with a total price from around 69,000 euros. The electric pickup T90 EV can now also be ordered in Germany – more on that in a moment.

#3 – Honda shows electric SUV e: Ny1 for Europe

Honda has presented its second electric model for the European market. The all-electric compact SUV is designed to meet the growing customer demand for all-electric SUVs in the B segment. It is based on Honda’s new electric architecture. This is a front wheel drive platform. The electric car of the new model has an output of 150 kW and 310 Newton meters of torque.

#4 – Volvo EX90 and Polestar 3 are late

The Volvo EX90 and Polestar 3 electric models will go into production later than originally planned. As announced by Volvo Cars, the start of EX90 production will be postponed until the first half of 2024. Therefore, the manufacturer needs more time to complete the program.

#5 – German bus market grows with 145 electric buses

Finally, let’s take a quick look at the bus market: In the first quarter of 2023, 145 new battery-electric buses were registered in Germany. A closer look at the registration data shows which manufacturers were the most popular between January and March: Once again, Mercedes-Benz managed to secure a top spot on the podium.

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