The ID. LIFE is based on a smaller variant of Volkswagen’s modular electric drive matrix (MEB) that has been developed specifically for the small car segment. It is the first all-electric Volkswagen on the MEB platform to transmit its drive power to the road via the front wheels. Front-wheel drive opens up additional potential for highly efficient use of interior space in a compact surface area. The front-mounted electric motor in the ID. LIFE generates a maximum output of 172 kW (234 PS), accelerating the compact five-door model from a standstill to 100 km/h in 6.9 seconds. In the underbody of the ID. LIFE there is space for a high-voltage battery whose energy content of 57 kWh enables a range of approximately 400 kilometres according to the WLTP. Thanks to modern charging technology, the range of the ID. LIFE can be increased by up to 163 kilometres within ten minutes when stopping at a DC charging station en route.
Polestar - The end of the beginning
Polestar, the Swedish electric performance car brand, begins trading on the Nasdaq in New York as of 24 June. Polestar will trade under the ticker PSNY. The US listing marks another significant milestone for the brand that launched in 2017 and has already become a global electric car company. A unique combination of start-up agility with access to established automotive OEM manufacturing expertise and capacity, Polestar has launched two award winning cars and has more than 55,000 of them on the road, globally. “This is a hugely proud moment for the entire team at Polestar,” says Thomas Ingenlath, CEO of Polestar. “We will now open a new chapter in our story that can be summarised in one word – growth. By 2025 we aim to be selling 290,000 cars per year, 10 times as many as we sold in 2021. We already have a real and successful business; this listing gives us the funds and platform to help deliver our ambitious future plans and drive industry-leading sustainability goals forward.” The Nasdaq trading debut follows a strong start to 2022. Polestar recently announced record sales for the year to date, and robust global customer orders for Polestar 2, its all electric fastback, of over 32,000, an increase of 290% versus the same period in 2021. Polestar also increased its presence to 25 markets, up from 19 at the end of 2021, supported with nearly 130 retail locations.
All 2023 Nissan Z models are equipped with a 400-horsepower 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo engine and choice of 6-speed manual transmission with motorsports-inspired EXEDY® high-performance clutch, or a new 9-speed automatic transmission with aluminum paddle shifters.
As part of the new global structure at Stellantis, the Lancia Chief Executive Officer, Luca Napolitano has announced the organization of the Lancia brand with immediate effect. “We were looking for a team of professionals to build the future of the Lancia brand, leveraging on a huge potential of passion, commitment and vision,” said Luca Napolitano, CEO of the Lancia brand.