eMobility update: Polestar 5 model, BMW opens factory in China, Xpeng stops pre-orders

eMobility update: Polestar 5 model, BMW opens factory in China, Xpeng stops pre-orders


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Hello and welcome to the eMobility update. We bid farewell to the weekend with these important news and mobility highlights: BMW opens another Chinese factory ++ Xpeng halts pre-orders in Europe ++ First photos of Polestar 5 prototype ++ 200 HPC charging for Prague ++ And wakeboarding on Lake Thun.

#1 – BMW opens Chinese factory in Shenyang

The BMW Group is creating their own production capacity in China up to 830,000 vehicles per year. BMW Brilliance Automotive’s new joint venture factory is now open in Lydia, Shenyang district. The assembly plant is fully flexible and can produce up to 100 percent fully electric cars, as BMW reports.

#2 – Xpeng suspends European pre-orders

Chinese electric car manufacturer Xpeng meanwhile is using Pre-order its P5 model in Europe until further notice – in light of global supply chain problems. Xpeng just opened the booking portal for four European markets in mid-March – more precisely for Denmark, Norway, Sweden and the Netherlands.

#3 – Polestar Prototype 5 at Goodwood

Polestar unveiled the Polestar 5 development model at the Goodwood Festival of Speed gift. The Chinese-Swedish brand’s model is scheduled to enter the market in 2024. In addition, Polestar is now officially stating the performance target values ​​of the four-door electric GT. The dual-motor powertrain, which is currently being developed in Sweden, is said to produce more than 650 kW and 900 Newtons of torque with a new rear electric motor and 800-volt design.

#4 – 200 new HPC charging stations for Prague

In the Czech capital of Prague a total of 100 HPC charging stations by the end of 2025 is being built. This gives an agreement between Skoda and the Prague energy supplier. In this way, 200 charging points, each with a capacity of at least 150 kW, will be built in Prague over the next three and a half years, as Skoda reports.

#5 – E-boat for wakeboarding

And just in time for a hot summer weekend, we’ll turn down the heat a bit at the end of this show: Honu SUP GmbH, which specializes in water sports, has a classic in Thun, Switzerland. Electric boat for water sports put into operation. This is intended for up to eleven people and the battery has a capacity of 120 kilowatt hours.

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