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17 Sep 2020 | VW Wants To Dominate With ID.4
24:13

On today’s podcast:

 

  • VW plans to sell 500,000 ID.4 electric cars per year
  • Electrify America Introduces New Pricing Structure
  • Rimac to acquire Bugatti
  • Electric Ford F-150 Will Be Dual Motor
  • Tesla Will Soon Start HW3 Retrofit for Model 3 in Europe
  • Tesla is quietly building a mammoth Supercharger
  • LG Chem to spin off battery unit amid rising EV demand
  • Plug-in hybrids are a 'wolf in sheep's clothing'
  • Chevy Bolt Becomes Tiny Electric Van

 

Show #891

 

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Thursday 17th September 2020. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to.

 

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VW PLANS TO SELL 500,000 ID.4 ELECTRIC CARS PER YEAR

"VW is hyping the launch of the ID.4 electric SUV coming next week with new releases, and in a new interview with executives today, the automaker said that it plans to sell 500,000 ID.4 vehicles per year. Now Volkswagen has released an interview with Ralf Brandstätter, CEO of the brand, and Thomas Ulbrich, member of the Board of Management responsible for e-mobility, talking about the ID.4. In the interview, Brandstätter said that VW plans to sell 1.5 million electric cars per year by 2025, and they aim for ID.4 to account for ~500,000 of those sales" writes electrek: "Volkswagen is going to fully unveil the ID.4 next week, and deliveries are expected to start in the coming weeks."

 

VW said: "Volkswagen wants to become the world market leader in e-mobility — but that won’t happen by itself. The Volkswagen brand is therefore investing around 11 billion euros by 2024. As a compact SUV, the ID.4 has, in our view, the best prerequisites for being successful in a large scale in all important markets. We therefore expect the Volkswagen brand to produce a total of 1.5 million e-cars per year by 2025. And the ID.4 is likely to account for around a third of this. The ID.4 will thus become the driving force behind our reorientation a hundred thousand times over."

 

https://electrek.co/2020/09/17/vw-plans-sell-id-4-electric-cars-per-year/

 

ELECTRIFY AMERICA INTRODUCES NEW PRICING STRUCTURE

Electrify America today introduced a new pricing structure designed to provide electric vehicle (EV) owners with consistent and transparent rates across its public brand-neutral fast-charging network.

 

Customers will now experience more competitive rates and overall savings in most cases as Electrify America now offers kilowatt-hour (kWh) pricing, depending upon the state where the EV is charged. Plus, all session fees have been eliminated.

Electrify America will now charge customers in 23 states plus the District of Columbia by the kilowatt-hour. This update reflects a growing preference by EV drivers for kWh pricing, which bills customers by the quantity of energy they use to charge their vehicle, similar to gas station pricing on a per-gallon basis. More than 78 percent of charging on the Electrify America network takes place in states where kWh pricing will be implemented. Rates start at $0.31 per kilowatt hour. For complete details, visit  electrifyamerica.com/pricing.

In the remaining states where the company operates, Electrify America will continue to offer pricing on a per-minute basis with customers billed for the time spent charging.

 

https://media.electrifyamerica.com/en-us/releases/111

 

RIMAC TO ACQUIRE BUGATTI

"VW Group is on the verge of offloading Bugatti to Croatian electromobility powerhouse Rimac Automobili. Bugatti – the luxury brand best known for today's 16-cylinder hypercars and its pre-WWII automotive masterpieces – will likely be transferred to Rimac via Porsche, in exchange for a bigger share in Europe's answer to Tesla. Sources say VW executives approved the deal last week, but it has yet to be signed off by the supervisory board." says Car Magazine in an exclusive report: "Volkswagen Group no longer wants to lavish money and manpower on the so-called hobby brands acquired by the former CEO. Instead, all resources must be devoted to fund the massive investment programme in the future of motoring – electrification, digitalisation and autonomous driving.If the future of motoring is electric – not 1500hp petrol-powered hypercars that sell in the hundreds – then getting their hooks further into Rimac, a company with a reputation for stellar EV tech, sounds very beneficial indeed. Back in 2018, Porsche acquired a ten per cent share in Rimac Automobili. In 2019, they bought another 5.5 per cent. By doing so, Porsche is in good company: other investors include Hyundai, Jaguar, Koenigsegg and Magna. Indeed when CAR visited earlier this year, founder Mate Rimac counted 15 car companies using its tech know-how. Rimac isn’t yet publicly traded, with the founder holding a 51 per cent majority interest. But there is an enormous buzz around the company – the last funding round pegged its value north of £500m. "

 

And: "And, as reported in CAR's August 2020 issue, the Wolfsburg grapevine repeats that Bugatti may not be the only brand set to depart VW for new hunting grounds. Also under investigation are – in this order – Lamborghini, Seat (to be repositioned by merging with Cupra which is due to become the lead marque), Ital Design, Bentley and Ducati"

 

https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-news/industry-news/bugatti/vw-group-rimac/

 

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ELECTRIC FORD F-150 WILL BE DUAL MOTOR

"Ford announced on Thursday that it would be investing upwards of $700 million in a new facility at its Rouge vehicle assembly complex to build the forthcoming electric F-150. The construction should add 300 jobs, Ford said, which will focus on battery assembly and producing both the electric F-150 and the F-150 PowerBoost hybrid." says CNET.

 

And: "The new all-electric Ford F-150 will also feature a“giant front trunk” to secure important cargo and deliver a safer vehicle. Considering it will still be an F-150, the fact that it is originally conceived to be a combustion-engined vehicle may impose some compromises on the battery-powered pickup truck. Having a battery pack will allow it to provide “more than 40 percent savings for its lifetime total cost of operation” compared to the ICE F-150. Updates will also be made over the air, like any Tesla already does since September 2012." according to InsideEVs.

 

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/ford-f150-electric-pickup-truck/

 

https://insideevs.com/news/444407/all-electric-ford-f-150-mid-2022/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=RSS-all-articles

 

TESLA WILL SOON START HW3 RETROFIT FOR MODEL 3 IN EUROPE

"Tesla will soon begin hardware 3.0 upgrades for Model 3 in Europe. This initiative is another sign of Tesla's commitment to expanding its Full Self-Driving functionality rollout, which is expected to reach full-scale in the near future. The HW3 retrofit will be available for electric vehicles equipped with HW2 and HW2.5, whose owners have purchased the company's Full Self-Driving package. The new computer (HW3) has been installed in all new Model S and Model X vehicles since March 2019 and in all new Model 3 vehicles produced since April of that year." reports Tesmanian: "For now, owners from regions such as Europe and Australia have not yet received the promised HW3 block. But this situation may soon change. A Model 3 owner from Europe asked Tesla CEO Elon Musk when the company will begin retrofitting Model 3 hardware in Europe. Musk replied that this should happen soon."

 

https://www.tesmanian.com/blogs/tesmanian-blog/tesla-will-start-hw3-retrofit-for-model-3-in-europe-soon-says-elon-musk

 

TESLA IS QUIETLY BUILDING A MAMMOTH SUPERCHARGER

"As noted recently by Tesla enthusiast @bryanMackSC, he recently came across a Supercharger station that’s currently under construction in Firebaugh, California. The site seemed to be fairly new, as even trackers like supercharge.info did not list the site until very recently. What is rather interesting was that the Supercharger in question had over 50 stalls, making it notably larger than the Kettleman site, which is already one of the largest in the world. " says TEslarati: "It did not take long before fellow Tesla enthusiast @MontrealTesla, who tracks updates to the Supercharger Network, was able to retrieve filings for the Firebaugh site. As it turned out, the site will host 56 Tesla Superchargers, and it will be in the same vicinity as a full-fledged restaurant and convenience store. "

 

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-worlds-largest-supercharger-restaurant-pictures/

 

LG CHEM TO SPIN OFF BATTERY UNIT AMID RISING EV DEMAND

"LG Chem is to spin off its battery business in December, seeking to capitalize on rising interest in the sector as global demand for electric vehicles rises. The South Korean company said on Thursday that its board had approved the plan for a new subsidiary, tentatively named LG Energy Solution. The decision is subject to shareholder approval at a general meeting scheduled for Oct. 30." reports Nikkei.coM: "Projected battery demand from EVs produced in Europe is more than five times the volume of currently confirmed battery projects in Europe, according to McKinsey. LG Chem is a leading player in the EV battery market, accounting for one-quarter of market share. The company supplies many global automakers including Hyundai Motor, Kia Motors, GM, Ford, Volkswagen, Renault and Volvo."

 

LG CHem said: ""This is the right time for the spinoff as the battery industry is growing rapidly and profits from the EV battery sector are increasing. With the spinoff we can focus on a specialized business sector as well as improve efficiency in management, boosting values for the company and shareholders."

 

https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Companies/LG-Chem-to-spin-off-battery-unit-amid-rising-EV-demand

 

PLUG-IN HYBRIDS ARE A 'WOLF IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING'

"Carbon dioxide emissions from plug-in hybrid cars are as much as two-and-a-half times higher than official tests suggest, according to new research. But analysis from pressure groups Transport and Environment and Greenpeace suggest they emit an average of 120g of CO2 per km. That compares with the 44g per km in official "lab" tests" reports the BBC: "The new research is published as the government considers whether to bring forward a proposed ban on the sale of new petrol, diesel and conventional hybrid cars from 2035 to 2030. The BBC understands one suggestion is that plug-in hybrids should be given a stay of execution, with new sales allowed to continue until 2035. That's because they can offer a 20- to 40-mile range as a purely electric vehicle and are therefore potentially significantly less polluting than other vehicles. But this new analysis from Transport and Environment and Greenpeace suggests they don't offer anything like the carbon dioxide savings claimed for them by manufacturers. The motor industry acknowledges that lab tests don't always reflect real-world use but criticised the report, saying it uses emissions data from a test that is two years old."

 

Rebecca Newsom, Greenpeacve head of politics: "They may seem a much more environmentally friendly choice, but false claims of lower emissions are a ploy by car manufacturers to go on producing SUVs and petrol and diesel engines."

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-54170207

 

CHEVY BOLT BECOMES TINY ELECTRIC VAN

" if you’re willing to sacrifice the rear seats entirely, you may be able to get a Chevy Bolt that has plenty of cargo space. A commercial version of the Bolt can be ordered with a Rear Seat Delete Package, which increases the Bolt’s nominal cargo capacity from 56.6 cubic feet with the rear seats folded to 66 cubic feet, and greatly increases its usefulness by providing a flat loading floor." says ChargedEVs: "As GM points out, this gives you more usable cargo space than many an SUV, including the Chevy Equinox. This version of the Bolt can only be ordered through GM’s fleet sales program. It’s unclear how, or whether, an individual can go about buying one"

 

https://chargedevs.com/newswire/rear-seat-delete-option-converts-the-chevy-bolt-to-a-tiny-electric-van/

 

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Sep 17, 2020
16 Sep 2020 | Have We Seen Tesla’s New Battery Cell?
18:22

On today’s podcast:

 

  • GM Will Build A Whole Family Of Electric Car Drive Systems In-House
  • Hyundai launches new Tucson with PHEV version
  • Kia previews the seven electric cars it plans to launch by 2027
  • First look at Tesla’s new battery cell
  • Tesla Battery Day — Has Elon Musk Already “Leaked” The Battery Tech
  • BMW iX3 priced at £61,900 OTR in the UK
  • Cupra Enters Extreme E Championship In Collaboration With ABT
  • Supplier confirms broad shift to 800V systems for luxury EVs by 2025

 

Show #891

 

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Wednesday 16th September 2020. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to.

 

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GM WILL BUILD A WHOLE FAMILY OF ELECTRIC CAR DRIVE SYSTEMS IN-HOUSE

https://insideevs.com/news/444300/gm-ultium-interchangeable-drive-component-family/

 

HYUNDAI LAUNCHES NEW TUCSON WITH PHEV VERSION

https://www.greencarcongress.com/2020/09/20200915-tucson.html

 

KIA PREVIEWS THE SEVEN ELECTRIC CARS IT PLANS TO LAUNCH BY 2027

https://www.autoblog.com/2020/09/16/kia-to-introduce-seven-electric-cars/

 

FIRST LOOK AT TESLA’S NEW BATTERY CELL

https://electrek.co/2020/09/16/tesla-battery-cell-in-house-roadrunner-first-look/

 

TESLA BATTERY DAY — HAS ELON MUSK ALREADY “LEAKED” THE BATTERY TECH

https://cleantechnica.com/2020/09/16/tesla-battery-day-has-elon-musk-already-leaked-the-battery-tech-that-will-give-scale-to-the-ev-revolution/

 

BMW IX3 PRICED AT £61,900 OTR IN THE UK

https://electriccarsreport.com/2020/09/bmw-ix3-priced-at-61900-otr-in-the-uk/

 

CUPRA ENTERS EXTREME E CHAMPIONSHIP IN COLLABORATION WITH ABT

https://www.carscoops.com/2020/09/cupra-enters-extreme-e-championship-in-collaboration-with-abt/

 

SUPPLIER CONFIRMS BROAD SHIFT TO 800V SYSTEMS FOR LUXURY EVS BY 2025

https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1129601_supplier-confirms-broad-shift-to-800v-systems-for-luxury-evs-by-2025

 

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Sep 16, 2020
15 Sep 2020 | Hummer EV Has ‘Crab Mode’
15:45

On today’s podcast:

 

  • Charity Sets New EV Record On John O’groats To Land’s End Trip
  • GM to reveal, start taking reservations for Hummer EV on October 20
  • Maserati plans 6 EV offensive by 2025 to capitalize on 'BEVolution'
  • China’s Envision aims to build a new EV battery factory in France by late 2023
  • Rivian R1T To Participate In Rebelle Rally
  • The Vehicle-to-Grid Pilot Project Has Been Inaugurated at Mirafiori
  • Gridserve confirms partnerships for Electric Forecourt
  • Mercedes ready to roll out solid-state battery tech for production in city buses

 

Show #891

 

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CHARITY SETS NEW EV RECORD ON JOHN O’GROATS TO LAND’S END TRIP

https://news.motors.co.uk/news/charity-sets-new-ev-record-on-john-ogroats-to-lands-end-trim/

 

GM TO REVEAL, START TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR HUMMER EV ON OCTOBER 20

https://techcrunch.com/2020/09/14/gm-to-reveal-start-taking-reservations-for-hummer-ev-on-october-20

 

MASERATI PLANS 6 EV OFFENSIVE BY 2025 TO CAPITALIZE ON 'BEVOLUTION'

https://europe.autonews.com/automakers/maserati-plans-6-ev-offensive-2025-capitalize-bevolution

 

CHINA’S ENVISION AIMS TO BUILD A NEW EV BATTERY FACTORY IN FRANCE BY LATE 2023

https://www.alcircle.com/news/chinas-envision-aims-to-build-a-new-ev-battery-factory-in-france-by-late-2023-59022

 

RIVIAN R1T TO PARTICIPATE IN REBELLE RALLY

https://insideevs.com/news/442379/rivian-r1t-rebelle-rally-electrified-designation/

 

THE VEHICLE-TO-GRID PILOT PROJECT HAS BEEN INAUGURATED AT MIRAFIORI

https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200914005482/en/The-Vehicle-to-Grid-Pilot-Project-Has-Been-Inaugurated-at-Mirafiori

 

GRIDSERVE CONFIRMS PARTNERSHIPS FOR ELECTRIC FORECOURT

https://forecourttrader.co.uk/latest-news/gridserve-confirms-partnerships-to-deliver-world-class-customer-experience-at-its-first-electric-forecourt/648187.article

 

MERCEDES READY TO ROLL OUT SOLID-STATE BATTERY TECH FOR PRODUCTION IN CITY BUSES

https://www.autoblog.com/2020/09/15/mercedes-benz-solid-state-battery-tech-bus/

 

 

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Sep 15, 2020
14 Sep 2020 | VW ID.3 Customer Deliveries Begin
20:18

On today’s podcast:

 

  • VW hands over first ID.3 electric car in Germany
  • MG5 Estate With 214 Mile Range Available In UK For Under £24,000
  • Tesla orders 450K heat pumps for Model 3
  • Tesla to update Model 3 center console, steering wheel
  • Lexus opens online reservations for UX 300e in UK
  • Audi RS performance models are going plug-in hybrid
  • Chevy Bolt EV Gets $154/Month Lease
  • Scotland ULEV loan extended to used EVs

 

Show #890

 

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VW hands over first ID.3 electric car in Germany

https://www.electrive.com/2020/09/11/vw-hands-over-first-id-3-electric-car-in-germany/

 

MG5 Estate With 214 Mile Range Available In UK For Under £24,000.

https://cleantechnica.com/2020/09/11/mg5-touring-wagon-with-214-mile-range-wltp-available-in-uk-q4-2020-for-under-24000/

 

Tesla orders 450K heat pumps for Model 3

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-giga-shanghai-450k-model-3-heat-pump-orders/

 

Tesla to update Model 3 center console, steering wheel

https://electrek.co/2020/09/13/tesla-update-model-3-center-console-steering-wheel-heat-pump-rumor/

 

Lexus opens online reservations for UX 300e in UK

https://uk.motor1.com/news/438616/lexus-ux-300e-opens-online-reservations-uk/amp/

 

Audi RS performance models are going plug-in hybrid

https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1129573_audi-rs-performance-models-plug-in-hybrid-50-miles-electric-range

 

Chevy Bolt EV Gets $154/Month Lease

https://www.carsdirect.com/deals-articles/2020-chevy-bolt-ev-gets-154-month-costco-lease-deal

 

Scotland ULEV loan extended to used EVs

https://www.nextgreencar.com/news/8990/scotland-ulev-loan-extended-to-used-evs

 

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Sep 14, 2020
12 Sep 2020 | Saturday Special Interview - Solving The Charging Problem
34:51

On today’s podcast:

 

  • Ben Lane from Zap-Map
  • Introducing Zap-Pay
  • Why EV charging can be frustrating
  • A new way to pay for charge sessions

 

Show #889

 

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Saturday 12th September 2020. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to.

 

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11 Sep 2020 | Non-Tesla EVs Are Using Superchargers
25:55

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Sep 11, 2020
10 Sep 2020 | Lucid Air - Everything You Need To Know
28:08

On today’s podcast:

 

  • Lucid Air unveiling – performance, stats and price.

 

Show #887

 

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  1. FOUR MODELS
  • Air under $80k from early 2022
  • Touring, end of 2021, from $95k
  • Air Grand Touring, Mid 21 from $139k
  • Dream Edition – $169k
  1. RANGE AND EFFICIENCY
  2. QUARTER MILE / 1000HP
  3. CONNECTED CAR – ALEXA!
  4. 924 VOLTS
  5. WUNDERBOX
  6. THE BATTERY IS MODULAR, AND THEY WANT TO MAKE A CHEAPER CAR
  7. 45 DEGREE RECLINING REAR SEATS
  8. WILL BE MADE IN ARIZONA, FIRST GREENFIELD EV FACTORY IN NORTH AMERICA
  9. LUCID STUDIOS
  10. Bonus – SUV is coming, and they mentioned a three motor setup but that’s not one you can buy yet.

 

 

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Sep 10, 2020
09 Sep 2020 | GM To Engineer, Produce and Supply Parts For Nikola Badger
27:25

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  • General Motors To Engineer, Produce and Supply Parts For Nikola Badger
  • Tesla completes $5 billion stock sale
  • Model 3 sales in China spike 7% in August
  • VW CEO Drives The Tesla Model Y
  • VW confirms ID.4 towing capacity
  • VW ID.6 SUV spied testing
  • Audi Q4 E-Tron spotted testing
  • BYD Starts Operations at its Lithium Iron Phosphate Battery Factory in Brazil
  • Jeep plans to build solar-powered chargers on off-road trails
  • GM Bolt Deal For Uber Drivers
  • Lewis Hamilton to enter his own Extreme E race team

 

Show #885

 

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GENERAL MOTORS TO ENGINEER, PRODUCE AND SUPPLY PARTS FOR NIKOLA BADGER

Nikola Corporation (NASDAQ: NKLA) and General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) today announced a strategic partnership that begins with the Nikola Badger and carries cost reductions through Nikola’s programs, including: Nikola Badger, Nikola Tre, Nikola One, Nikola Two and NZT. As part of the agreement, Nikola will utilize General Motors’ Ultium battery system and Hydrotec fuel cell technology, representing a key commercialization milestone for General Motors.

General Motors will engineer, homologate, validate and manufacture the Nikola Badger battery electric and fuel cell versions.

The agreement with Nikola extends General Motors’ utilization of its fuel cell technology to the Class 7/8 semi-truck market and represents a high-volume commercialization of its leading Hydrotec fuel cell system and complements the company’s battery-electric propulsion. Fuel cells will become increasingly important to the semi-truck market because they are more efficient than gas or diesel. General Motors sees additional growth opportunities in multiple transportation, stationary and mobile-power end markets.

General Motors’ battery development work is ongoing. Its Ultium battery technology roadmap includes silicon anodes and lithium metal anodes, which will improve vehicle range, affordability, and reduced dependence on rare and costly metals. It is already demonstrating automotive-grade durability and significantly higher energy density.

Nikola will be responsible for the sales and marketing for the Badger and will retain the Nikola Badger brand.

 

  • General Motors to receive $2 billion equity stake in Nikola in exchange for certain in-kind contributions
  • General Motors to engineer, validate, homologate and build the Nikola Badger for both the battery electric vehicle and fuel cell electric vehicle variants as part of the in-kind services
  • Nikola anticipates saving over $4 billion in battery and powertrain costs over 10 years and over $1 billion in engineering and validation costs
  • General Motors expects to receive in excess of $4 billion of benefits between the equity value of the shares, contract manufacturing of the Badger, supply contracts for batteries and fuel cells, and EV credits retained over the life of the contract
  • General Motors to be exclusive supplier of fuel cells globally (outside of Europe) to Nikola for Class 7/8 trucks, providing validation and scale in a multi-billion dollar total addressable market
  • Badger is anticipated to enter production by year-end 2022

 

https://media.gm.com/media/us/en/gm/home.detail.html/content/Pages/news/us/en/2020/sep/0908-gen2fcs.html

 

TESLA QUICKLY COMPLETES $5 BILLION STOCK SALE

"A week ago, Tesla announced it would sell $5 billion worth of stock at market prices "from time to time." Tuesday it announced it had completed that sale as of Friday." says CNN BUsiness: "The exact number of shares sold, and thus the average price of each sale, was not disclosed. Tesla shares have fallen sharply in the recent sell-off of tech stocks. Shares reached a split-adjusted record high close of $498.32 on August 31, but have lost 16% of their value since then through Friday's close. And shares were down another 11% in pre-market trading even before the Tuesday's filing."

 

As of recording, Tesla was down 21% to $330.71

 

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/09/08/business/tesla-stock-sale/index.html

 

TESLA MODEL 3 SALES IN CHINA SPIKE 7% IN AUGUST

"Tesla Model 3 sales in China spiked 7% in August compared to July. Tesla’s most affordable all-electric sedan sold 11,811 units last month, compared to 11,014 vehicles in July." reports Teslarati: "Tesla’s sale of the Model 3 has significantly contributed to the electric vehicle market in China. According to the EV Sales Blog, Tesla’s sales figures through July accounted for more than 13% of the total Chinese EV market share. According to the Wall Street Journal, new-energy vehicle sales have surged 43.7% in August compared to the same month in 2019. Tesla has sold nearly 71,000 Model 3 sedans in China in 2020, making it the most popular EV in the country by a considerable margin. Tesla has taken advantage of the government subsidies that are offered by adjusting the prices of its Standard Range+ Model 3."

 

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-3-china-sales-august-2020/

 

VW CEO HERBERT DIESS TEST DRIVES THE TESLA MODEL Y

"You've likely already heard that Tesla CEO Elon Musk met with Volkswagen boss Herbert Diess during a recent trip to Germany. We learned rather quickly that Musk got to test drive the all-electric VW ID.3 on the airport runway. He also got to check out the upcoming ID.4." says InsideEVs: "Diess shared that he also got to drive the Tesla Model Y, which he calls a reference for Volkswagen in many ways.  Diess went on to say that the Model Y, much like the ID.3, has a major advantage since it's built as an EV from the ground up. Unlike other automakers, Tesla and VW aren't building electric vehicles on an ICE platform, though VW did in the past. Diess says other automakers won't be able to produce the best EVs if they continue to rely on gas-car platforms."

 

https://www.slinkedin.com/posts/herbertdiess_we-are-ready-for-take-off-activity-6708652868141907968-QIIh/

 

VW CONFIRMS ID.4 TOWING CAPACITY, SHOWS UTILITY PERFORMANCE IN NEW VIDEO

"VW has confirmed the upcoming ID.4 electric SUV’s towing capacity in a new video showing the utility performance of the vehicle. Over the last month, VW has been hyping the launch of the ID.4 electric SUV by gradually releasing more information about the vehicle. Most recently, we got our first look at the ID.4’s interior and VW started production in Germany." says electrek: "Now the German automaker is out with a new video of the ID.4 electric SUV showcasing its utility capacity with different maneuvers — including towing a trailer.The automaker confirmed that the electric SUV is going to have a towing capacity of up to 1,900 kg (4,200 lbs), which is reasonable for an SUV of this size."

 

https://electrek.co/2020/09/07/vw-id4-towing-capacity-utility-performance-video/

 

PURE-ELECTRIC VOLKSWAGEN ID.6 SUV SPIED TESTING IN THE ALPS

"Our spy photographers have snapped a near-production ready version of the pure-electric Volkswagen ID.6 SUV, ahead of its expected Chinese-market release next year. There’s still no official word yet on whether the new model will be sold in Europe – but the fact that this test mule was spotted undergoing development in the Alps could mean it’s more likely." writes Luke Wilkinson for AutoExpress: "The ID.6 will also adopt the same “face” as the rest of Volkswagen’s pure-electric ID. range, with similar headlamps and C-shaped grille surrounds. The rear of the vehicle looks almost identical to the imminent ID.4 SUV – albeit scaled up to luxury SUV proportions. Volkswagen has used a similar lighting design and tailgate layout, while the rear spoiler appears to be a larger facsimile of its smaller sibling’s. There’s no official word on range for the flagship model yet, but the ID. Roomzz concept was powered by and 82kWh battery pack, which Volkswagen said offered a range of 280 miles according to the WLTP cycle. A 150kW fast-charging system will also likely be provided"

 

https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/volkswagen/106589/pure-electric-volkswagen-id6-suv-spied-testing-alps

 

2021 AUDI Q4 E-TRON SPIED

"It hasn't been a week since we've seen the Skoda Enyaq iV – the electric crossover to use Volkswagen's MEB platform dedicated exclusively to zero-emissions vehicles. It's one of the three full-electric SUV siblings in this range to use the platform, the other two being the VW ID.4 and the Audi Q4 E-Tron." says Motor1.com: "the Q4 E-Tron prototypes here are still covered in swirls, though it won't be hard to imagine the production design. Of note, the prototypes seen here seem to inherit the concept version's styling and proportions, sans the huge wheels and bigger side mirrors. It won't be long until we see the Q4 E-Tron completely rid of its wraps since Audi confirmed that it will debut this year together with the E-Tron GT electric sedan."

 

https://www.motor1.com/news/442884/2021-audi-q4-e-tron-spied/

 

BYD STARTS OPERATIONS AT ITS LITHIUM IRON PHOSPHATE BATTERY FACTORY IN BRAZIL

BYD recently began operations at its third plant in Brazil, which is also the South American country's very first factory for lithium iron phosphate batteries, at the Manaus Industrial Zone (PIM). The manufacturing plant, located in the northern state of Amazonas, is dedicated to the production of lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries, and is primarily focused on installing these onto electric bus chassis. With an initial investment of R$15 million (USD 2.7 million), the factory, covering 5,000 square meters, will foster the electric mobility market in Brazil and allow for future expansions if necessary.

The new plant has a production capacity of up to 18 thousand battery modules per year, and it is expected to deliver 1,000 battery modules by September this year.

 

https://www.byd.com/en/news/2020-09-01/BYD-Starts-Operations-at-its-Lithium-Iron-Phosphate-Battery-Factory-in-Brazil

 

 

FOR WRANGLER 4XE, JEEP PLANS TO BUILD SOLAR-POWERED CHARGERS ON OFF-ROAD TRAILS

"The 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid combines limited zero-emission driving with rugged off-road capability. But there aren't many places to plug in out in the wilderness. It appears Jeep has thought of that. The automaker plans to build solar-powered charging stations on off-road trails in California and Utah, Jeep North American boss Jim Morrison said in an interview with CNET" says Green Car Reports: "Locations will include Rubicon Springs, the halfway point of the famous Rubicon Trail (which lends its name to a Wrangler trim level), as well as select trails in Moab, Utah, a popular location for off-roading where Jeep enthusiasts host an annual Easter Safari."

 

https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1129513_for-wrangler-4xe-jeep-plans-to-build-solar-powered-chargers-on-off-road-trails

 

GM TO UBER DRIVERS: WOULD YOU LIKE A BOLT?

"General Motors is partnering with Uber to put more people into electric vehicles.  GM said Tuesday it is offering the ride-sharing company's drivers a discount on the purchase of a new Chevrolet Bolt. The drivers will get employee pricing on the Bolt and 20% off on Bolt charging accessories." according to Detroit Free Press: "The employee discount is available for current eligible Uber drivers in the United States and Canada, GM said.  The Bolt starts at $37,495, including the delivery charge. That means with the employee discount the average Uber driver could see a savings of $2,500-$2,900 off the suggested retail price, depending on the plan chose. GM said its data suggests ride-share drivers will have "significantly lower maintenance costs" when using a Bolt compared with traditional gas-powered vehicles."

 

https://eu.freep.com/story/money/cars/general-motors/2020/09/08/gm-uber-bolt-electric-vehicles/5745574002/

 

LEWIS HAMILTON TO ENTER ITS OWN EXTREME E RACE TEAM

Six-Time Formula One World Champion, Lewis Hamilton today the creation of his very own race team, X44, which will make its debut in Extreme E, the groundbreaking new electric off-road racing series.

 

Named with reference to Lewis’s own racing number, X44 will enter Season 1 of the Extreme E Championship, with its first X Prix race scheduled to take place in early 2021.

 

As the team’s founder, he will not be behind the wheel or involved on a day to day basis but he will put the learnings of his motorsport career into practice to help guide the creation of a dedicated and competitive team.

 

 

 

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Sep 09, 2020
08 Sep 2020 | Elon Musk Drives VW ID.3
19:55

Show #885

 

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Tuesday 8th September 2020. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to.

 

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It is Lucid Air week. Tomorrow, Wednesday, is the livestream unveil.

 

VIDEO: ELON MUSK DRIVES VW ID.3

According to Handelsblatt last week “When Elon Musk’s private jet, the “Gulfstream G650”, took off from Berlin-Schönefeld Airport on Wednesday at 9:17 pm, everyone thought: The Tesla boss’s visit to Germany is over. But only 26 minutes later the plane landed at Braunschweig Airport. The reason for the stopover was a visit to VW boss Herbert Diess.” A VW official confirmed the meeting between the two CEOs, but they didn’t elaborate on the nature of it."

 

But now we know - it was to drive the ID.3 alongside Chairman of the Board of VW Herbert Diess.

 

Herbert Diess posted on LinkedIn this update: " "We are ready for take off!" In the comments under the footage he also said, "Thanks for the visit, Elon! Hope you like the video. It was great driving the ID.3 with you! You were just quite critical with the available torque at higher speed. I told you: "Yes, we are on the runway - but no need for take off - its not a sports car.” For this you should try our Porsche Taycan. Looking forward to our next meeting! "

 

And here's the audio. The video has captions because it seems to be recorded on a shaly mobile phone with poor sound. Elon is driving, and Diess in the passenger seat.

 

Herbert Diess took to Linked in later in the day on Monday to deny the speculation that the new execs had been thrashing out the idea of some for of collaboration between the two automakers.: "“Just to be clear: We just drove the ID.3 and had a chat - there is no deal/cooperation in the making.”"

 

https://www.slinkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6708652868141907968/

 

TESLA LOOKING AT BECOMING AN ELECTRICITY PROVIDER IN GERMANY

" Elon Musk appears to be opening a new front in the European battle for electric car supremacy: the power behind the wheel. Musk's Tesla has recently acquired a license that will enable the carmaker to trade electricity across Western Europe, and the company has also been surveying customers in Germany about potentially using Tesla electricity in their cars." says Autoblog: "It could also open the way for Tesla to use power stored by customers to help balance the electricity grid, an increasingly important service in Germany as it becomes ever more dependent on volatile wind and solar power."

 

https://www.autoblog.com/2020/09/07/tesla-energy-industry-germany/

 

TESLA DEVELOPING AUSTRALIA’S LARGEST VIRTUAL POWER PROJECT

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency has issued AUS$8.2 million in funding for the development of what is claimed to be the largest virtual power plant in the country. The funding will be used by Tesla Motors Australia to install battery energy storage and rooftop solar systems for 3,000 residential consumers in South Australia." says SmartEnergy.com: "Tesla will install 5kW of rooftop solar and a 13.5kWh Powerwall battery system at each property, at no cost to the tenant. The phase supports Tesla’s ambition to create the world’s largest virtual power plant comprising 50,000 solar and storage systems across residential and private dwellings. The 3000 additional systems will participate in AEMO’s virtual power plant (VPP) trial to provide a range of grid stability services by exporting excess energy to the National Electricity Market."

 

Move beyond automotive, into how we power the planet.

Scale - 180,000 cars in the first half of 2020, but that's about to explode

 

From Tesla.com: "Autobidder provides independent power producers, utilities and capital partners the ability to autonomously monetize battery assets. Autobidder is a real-time trading and control platform that provides value-based asset management and portfolio optimization, enabling owners and operators to configure operational strategies that maximize revenue according to their business objectives and risk preferences"

 

https://www.smart-energy.com/industry-sectors/finance-investment/tesla-developing-australias-largest-virtual-power-project/

 

https://www.tesla.com/en_GB/support/autobidder

 

BMW MAY BE PLANNING ELECTRIC 3 SERIES

"An electric version of BMW’s 7 and 5 Series has already been officially confirmed. According to a British media report, there will also be a BEV offshoot for the 3-series – but not for several years." according to Electrive: "According to information from Autocar, the electric 3-series is to be based on the BMW i4 and could adopt the model designation i3 when production of the current i3 comes to an end. The magazine refers to “sources that are familiar with the production plan”. According to BMW’s latest statement on the future of the current i3, the latter is to receive another battery update and “will continue to be built until 2024”.  Also planned is a purely electric BMW i1, which will compete against the VW ID.3. For the X1, BMW had confirmed a battery-electric iX1 in July. If the i1 assumed by Autocar would be based on the well-known 1-series, BMW would then have announced 1-series, 3-series, 5-series and 7-series BEV versions of its core lineup."

 

https://www.electrive.com/2020/09/07/bmw-may-be-planning-electric-3-series/

 

SK INNOVATION PUSHES FOR 3RD EV BATTERY PLANT IN HUNGARY

"SK Innovation Co., a South Korean refining-to-battery conglomerate, is pushing for its third battery plant in Hungary, people familiar with the issue said Monday." according to Korea Herald: "SK Innovation has begun a process of selecting subcontractors for the construction of the proposed plant, they said. SK Innovation denied that the selection process has begun, saying no decision has been made in regard to the third Hungarian plant.  Currently, SK Innovation runs a plant with an annual capacity of 7.5 gigawatt-hours (GWh) in the northwestern Hungarian city of Komarom.

 

SK Innovation has also been working to complete its second plant with a capacity of 9.8 GWh, next to the first plant, by 2022."

 

http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20200907000834

 

MG E-HS PLUG-IN HYBRID COMING NEXT YEAR

"The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is about to get some competition from China. The plug-in hybrid MG HS is still on track to touch down in Australia next year, with the promise of class-leading electric range" says CarExpedrt: "With a claimed electric range of 75km, the e-HS has the on-paper credentials to put the upcoming plug-in hybrid Ford Escape (50km) and Mitsubishi Outlander (50km) in the shade. How the all-new Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV set for reveal next year will compare isn’t clear, but a longer electric range than the current 50km is likely."

 

https://www.carexpert.com.au/car-news/mg-e-hs-plug-in-hybrid-coming-next-year

 

 

ZAP-PAY: NEW APP PROMISES SEAMLESS PAYMENT FOR EV CHARGING

"Electric vehicle (EV) users will no longer have to shuffle between apps and cards to pay to charge on different networks, with the launch of a new service enabling them to do so from a single app." says Business Green "Zap-Pay launches today, with Engenie the first network available, followed by a wave of partners in the autumn including ESB EV Solutions, LiFe, and Hubsta. The new system was designed by Zap-Map, an app which drivers can currently use to locate chargers across the UK. Using Zap-Pay, EV drivers will be able to search, plan, and pay for their EV journeys all in one place, the firm said."

 

https://www.businessgreen.com/news/4019748/zap-pay-app-promises-seamless-payment-ev-charging

 

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07 Sep 2020 | Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo Spied Testing
20:45

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Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Monday 7th September 2020. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to.

 

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PORSCHE TAYCAN CROSS TURISMO SPIED TESTING AT THE RING

"Do you see that ridiculously fast wagon taking on the Nürburgring? Well, that’s the future of performance wagons everywhere, welcome to the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo. This impressive machine silently takes on the Nürburgring during what appears to be the final phases of testing as most of the car is exposed and barely any camo exists. The Taycan Cross Turismo is the first of many future iterations of the Porsche Taycan EV " says Motor1.com: "The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo is almost production-ready and based on the spy video will prove to be an impressive machine. In a world that is losing wagons at an alarming rate, it's great to see a new addition on the horizon."

 

https://www.motor1.com/news/442668/porsche-taycan-cross-turismo-tests-nurburgring

 

PORSCHE'S FUTURE PANAMERA PLANS JUST GOT WAY MORE INTERESTING

"The second-generation Porsche Panamera just received a mid-life refresh to ensure it remains competitive for the next few years. Along with the Turbo becoming the Turbo S (we'll never complain about more horsepower), a new hybrid trim was added, the 4S E-Hybrid. An all-powerful Turbo 4S E-Hybrid is also coming soon. But there's still a fine line separating the plug-in hybrid Panameras from the new and all-electric Taycan. Interestingly, this line may vanish in the not so distant future. Speaking to Australia's Go Auto, Porsche product line vice president Dr. Thomas Friemuth admitted a full-electric Panamera is under serious consideration." says CarBuzz: "The early success of the Taycan has also proven customers are more than ready for an all-electric Porsche. In 2022, the next-generation Macan SUV is set to arrive and it too will be a pure battery-electric."

 

"We have to think where are the markets going and we have to now follow what's happening with our Taycan - our smaller limousine in terms of battery electric vehicles - and then we will see in the future what is happening. We don't see a big overlap between these two cars. Panamera is a luxury sedan and a sports car and a big car with a lot of roominess and interior space. When you see the Taycan, you will vastly imagine that this is a different car - we don't see much overlap from the customer perspective between Panamera and Taycan."

 

https://carbuzz.com/news/porsches-future-panamera-plans-just-got-way-more-interesting

 

 

 

NEW YORK UTILITIES, ENEL X, & UPLIGHT LAUNCH SMART EV CHARGING PROGRAM

"If you live in the utility districts of Central Hudson Gas & Electric and Orange & Rockland, you’ve got a cool new offering. Those utilities have partnered with Uplight and Enel X to get more smart EV chargers into people’s homes and help them charge on 100% green, clean, renewable energy."  says CleanTechnica: "Customers in the pilot program get a $450 instant rebate when purchasing specific Wi-Fi enabled JuiceBox EV charging stations. After buying one on their utility’s online Marketplace, the charger needs to be enrolled in the Charge Smart Program. Customers can then check on their charging patterns and customize them through the Enel X JuiceNet platform, which includes an app and a smart charging web dashboard."

 

“This program automatically charges the vehicle during times of the cleanest power generation – decreasing the amount of greenhouse gas emissions.

 

https://cleantechnica.com/2020/09/05/new-york-utilities-enel-x-uplight-launch-smart-ev-charging-program/

 

BILL GATES: HEAVY-DUTY BEVS LIKE THE TESLA SEMI WON’T WORK—BIOFUELS A BETTER OPTION

"Bill Gates’ recent post about electric vehicles contained a number of interesting insights about his views on electrification. While the Microsoft co-founder noted that EVs present an ideal solution for short-haul travel, he argued that battery-electric vehicles will probably never be a practical solution for heavy-duty machinery like 18-wheelers. This makes vehicles like the Tesla Semi inherently flawed, at least according to the tech visionary. " writes TEsalrati: "Gates explained in his post that EVs do not work as long-haul vehicles like semitrailers because batteries are big and heavy. According to Gates, this results in an inherent problem, since moving more weight would require batteries, and more batteries would result in additional weight. Thus, even if electricity is drawn from zero-carbon sources, and even with innovations in battery tech, there are simply things that batteries would not be best at. The Microsoft co-founder explained that biofuels today are far different than the biofuels of the past such as ethanol. He added that some biofuels could be drawn from plants that aren’t grown for food, and some could even be used in existing engines without requiring any modifications. However, challenges remain with the rollout of biofuels for long-haul travel. "

 

Bill Gates wrote: "“The problem is that batteries are big and heavy. The more weight you’re trying to move, the more batteries you need to power the vehicle. But the more batteries you use, the more weight you add—and the more power you need. Even with big breakthroughs in battery technology, electric vehicles will probably never be a practical solution for things like 18-wheelers, cargo ships, and passenger jets. Electricity works when you need to cover short distances, but we need a different solution for heavy, long-haul vehicles,” "

 

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-semi-wont-work-bill-gates-biofuels/

 

AURUS ESCORT: PUTIN’S PRESIDENTIAL MOTORBIKE WILL BE ELECTRIC

Putin is modernizing his fleet, and he chose a newly developed range of vehicles under the Aurus label. It seems that even Putin cannot deny the higher quality and technology of electric vehicles. There it is — Putin’s choice of an electric escort motorcycle. Perhaps Russia’s advancements in cleaner technology are going to move forward.

 

Moto Station writes,

 

What can be said about these new bikes is that they will be purely electric. The Russian president obviously has great importance for his fleet of vehicles and the Russian style. But switching to electricity with these escort bikes is quite surprising. Is it to restore his image? The country is committed to reducing oil production as one of the world’s leading oil and gas producers.”

 

https://evobsession.com/aurus-escort-putins-presidential-motorbike-will-be-electric/

 

TESLA OWNERS BAND TOGETHER TO PUT TRASH CANS AT SUPERCHARGERS

"Tesla owners have banded together through an owners’ club in California to put trash cans at Superchargers and keep the charging stations clean. Who the hell leaves their trash on the ground? Well, a lot of people unfortunately." says Electrek: "At Tesla Supercharger stations, there is often no trash can as the owner of the site and Tesla are often not clear on who’s responsibility it is to keep the site clean. The Tesla Owners Club of San Joaquin Valley have installed their own trash can at the local Supercharger station. They have a QR code on the trash can that let the club know if the trash can is full or if they want to join the club."

 

https://electrek.co/2020/09/05/tesla-owners-trash-cans-superchargers-clean/

 

TESLA MODEL 3 BUCKS TREND OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES DEPRECIATING RAPIDLY

"On average, your average new sedan depreciates 39 percent in its first three years. Trucks go down 34 percent. But electric vehicles drop an astonishing 52 percent, according to iSeeCars, which evaluated values of cars coming off lease." says Car & Driver: "The outlier is the Tesla Model 3—both compared to other EVs and the market as a whole—which iSeeCars estimates is worth only 10 percent less coming off lease after three years than when it was new. Tesla's technological advantages—real and perceived—are a big reason the 3 keeps so much of its value. They help keep the Model S and X above average as well. The downside of that strong demand, of course, is that finding a smashing deal on a used Model 3 is a challenge. Aside from the low depreciation rate, there just aren't that many available on the used market. The overall high rate of depreciation for EVs has many causes, from the rapid advance of new battery technology to the fact that some new-EV purchases are subsidized by the $7500 federal tax credit. Here again, Tesla stands out. The company has sold enough EVs that the full tax credits no longer apply to its new offerings. Also, its over-the-air software updates can give even used cars new features."

 

SKODA CANCELS CITIGO WHILE VW TEMPORARILY STOPS E-UP ORDERS

"Following the combustion Citigo taken off the shelves last year, now the electric Citigo-e iV will follow. VW has also imposed a temporary order stop for the e-Up in Germany. In the UK, however, the VW e-Up is still configurable." says electrive: "While the order stop for the VW e-Up in Germany is officially only temporary, the Škoda Citigo e iV has entirely been discontinued – far beyond Germany. While the electric vehicle proved popular in the UK, Sales and Marketing Director Alain Favey told Autocar: “Citigo is gone"

 

https://www.electrive.com/2020/09/06/skoda-cancels-citigo-while-vw-temporarily-stops-e-up-orders/

 

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04 Sep 2020 | Tesla Denied S&P 500 Inclusion
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TESLA SHARES FALL AFTER STOCK WAS NOT ADDED TO THE S&P 500

"After showing a fourth straight quarter of profitability, many assumed Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) would be added to the S&P 500. After hitting this milestone, the electric vehicle maker qualified for entry into the index of the United State's 500 largest companies." reportd Yahoo! Finance: "After the S&P 500 added Etsy Inc. (NASDAQ: ETSY), Teradyne Inc (NASDAQ: TER) and Catalent (NYSE: CTLT) on Friday evening, the lack of a Tesla announcement sent shares sinking. Meeting qualifications does not automatically mean a company will be added to the index, as a committee makes the final decision on which stocks to add each month. Many assumed Tesla would be added to the S&P 500 index. The company is currently one of the top 10 largest in the U.S. based on market cap. While it won't affect day to day operations, it will hurt the share price."

 

CNBC points out: "Even if a company meets these criteria as well as the other stipulations, that does not guarantee inclusion in the index. The committee meets on a quarterly basis to rebalance the index, but companies can be added or removed from the S&P at any time."

 

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https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/04/tesla-falls-after-sp-500-adds-etsy-and-two-others-bypassing-carmaker.html

 

ELON MUSK MEETS WITH VW CEO

"Elon Musk had a special meeting with VW CEO Hebert Diess where he got a preview of the ID.3 and ID.4 electric cars. As we have been reporting over the last few days, Musk has been in Germany to visit a few projects related to Tesla." says Electrek: "A VW official confirmed the meeting between the two CEOs, but they didn’t elaborate on the nature of it. Tesla’s CEO was also apparently given a preview of the ID.3 and the ID.4 electric vehicles at the airport. Musk and Diess both had good things to say about each other in the past. Just hours before the meeting, Musk told fans outside Gigafactory Berlin that he thought Volkswagen was doing a lot for electrification."

 

Handelsblatt reported: “When Elon Musk’s private jet, the “Gulfstream G650”, took off from Berlin-Schönefeld Airport on Wednesday at 9:17 pm, everyone thought: The Tesla boss’s visit to Germany is over. But only 26 minutes later the plane landed at Braunschweig Airport. The reason for the stopover was a visit to VW boss Herbert Diess.”

 

https://electrek.co/2020/09/04/tesla-ceo-elon-musk-meets-vw-ceo-preview-id3-id4-electric-cars/

 

VOLKSWAGEN ID.4 EV INTERIOR: SCREENS AND TOUCH-SENSITIVITY

"The reveal of the Volkswagen ID.4, the first member of VW's new family of battery-powered vehicles slated to come to the U.S., is getting closer. Before we see the exterior of the crossover EV later this month, Volkswagen is giving us a preview of the interior. Naturally, screens feature prominently, but the most notable characteristic may be the wholesale embrace of touch-sensitivity." according to Autoblog: "The images show a large freestanding center screen that is able to display multiple functions at once — in this case, navigation, audio, and phone, along with what may be an equalizer. Another image shows that the central display has three pages of menus. The center screen dwarfs the instrument cluster, which is another screen. Contained within the image of the instrument cluster, by the way, is a rendering of the ID.4 that gives us our best look yet at the exterior of the vehicle in its production form. Extending from the right of the cluster screen is a trapezoidal-shaped knob that functions as the gearshift. Touch the end of the knob to actuate the parking brake. The parking brake button appears to be touch-sensitive, as are all the buttons we can see in these pictures"

 

https://www.autoblog.com/2020/09/04/volkswagen-id-4-ev-interior-previewed/

 

UK IN AUGUST – 9.75% ELECTRIC VEHICLE MARKET SHARE

"The UK saw 9.75% plugin electric vehicle market share in August 2020, up from 4.4% in August 2019. Year to date plugin share now stands at 8.2%. The overall auto market was down 5.8% compared to a year ago, at just over 87,000 units." writes Dr Max Holland for CleanTechnica: "The 9.75% August result was weighted strongly in favour of full battery electric vehicles (BEVs) over plug in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs), with market shares of 6.4% and 3.3% respectively. This was quite a significant change in weighing from the cumulative year-to-date shares of 4.9% BEV versus 3.3% PHEV. We can see that the Tesla Model 3, Nissan LEAF, MG ZS EV, Jaguar I-Pace and Renault Zoe were the most popular BEVs, all selling over 2000 units in the first half of the year. The BMW 330e and the Mitsubishi Outlander were highest selling PHEVs. The MG ZS EV deserves a shout out for grabbing the 3rd place spot for BEVs in its first full year of availability – a great achievement. Notably, the Tesla Model 3 was by far the most popular UK plugin in the first half of the year, outselling the next 4 BEVs combined."

 

https://cleantechnica.com/2020/09/05/uk-in-august-9-75-electric-vehicle-market-share-more-than-2x-year-on-year/

 

BMW I3 PRODUCTION WILL BE INCREASED IN ORDER TO MEET DEMAND

"BMW is probably not developing a direct replacement for the i3 electric car, so when it goes out of production, it will most likely remain a unique one-off model in the company’s history. But its merits go beyond its quirky, boxy looks and the fact that it’s electric - it’s actually one of BMW’s recent success stories." says InsideEVs: "The i3 debuted in September of 2013 and at the time it quickly became the world’s second best selling EV, after the Nissan Leaf, then it dropped to third position where it stayed between 2014 and 2016. So the i3 has been in production for almost seven years now and it has surprisingly remained unwaveringly popular. The United States is its best selling market, where around 50,000 examples have been delivered in total since it was launched. Total global sales exceeded 165,000 at the start of 2020 and according to some recent information, the figure will keep growing because the i3 is still in very high demand around the world."

 

https://insideevs.com/news/441425/bmw-i3-production-increased-to-meet-demand/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=RSS-all-articles

 

VOLTA ZERO LAUNCHED

"Volta Trucks has launched the Zero, the world's first purpose-built pure-electric 16-tonne commercial vehicle. With a range of between 95 - 125 miles on a charge, the Volta Zero is targeted at 'last mile' deliveries, particularly in urban areas. Fitted with a battery of between 160 to 200 kWh, the Volta Zero is likely to be built in the UK, with full production due to start in 2022. By the end of 2020, the Swedish firm expects the first prototype to be built, with test vehicles due to start trials with customers early next year." says Next Green Car: "Designed to be capable of operating in narrow city streets, the Volta Zero aims to undertake the role that three or four 3.5-tonne vehicles would normally do - reducing congestion and emissions. With a payload of 8,600 kg and an overall volume of 37.7 m3, the Volta Zero is designed to accommodate 16 Euro pallets. A refrigerated cargo box will also be available, which uses the vehicle's battery for operation."

 

https://www.nextgreencar.com/news/8982/volta-zero-launched/

 

ŠKODA AUTO INVESTS 32 MILLION EUROS IN ENYAQ IV PRODUCTION LINE AT ITS MLADÁ BOLESLAV PLANT

ŠKODA AUTO has now completed the conversion of an existing production line at its main factory in Mladá Boleslav for MEB vehicles, which has been in progress since last summer. This work included structural changes to the building as well as modifications to the conveyor technology and final assembly line. Investments made amount to 32 million euros. It is now the only line in the entire Volkswagen Group on which vehicles based on the MEB modular electric car platform and the MQB modular transverse matrix can be built alongside one another. This means that the all-electric ŠKODA ENYAQ iV1, the OCTAVIA2 and the KAROQ3 compact SUV all roll off the same production line at the Mladá Boleslav plant.

 

 

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03 Sep 2020 | Musk Says Berlin Gigafactory Will Make Revolutionary Model Y's
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ELON MUSK SAYS BERLIN GIGAFACTORY WILL MAKE REVOLUTIONARY MODEL Y'S

"Tesla Inc. will make a redesigned Model Y at its first European factory, Elon Musk said, indicating the electric-car manufacturer will detail improvements on how it assembles vehicles at an event later this month." says Bloomberg: "The factory that’s under construction outside Berlin will have the company’s most-advanced paint shop, probably make batteries and cells, and implement additional “original” engineering and design measures, Musk, Tesla’s chief executive officer, told reporters during a visit to the Gruenheide site on Thursday.The factory in Gruenheide would be Tesla’s first in Europe and could assemble as many as 500,000 cars a year, underpinning the U.S. carmaker’s European expansion and Musk’s attack on the German auto establishment. The factory is slated to start production in the summer of 2021, an aggressive timetable for a car plant."

 

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-09-03/musk-suggests-tesla-s-berlin-factory-to-make-redesigned-model-y

 

TESLA, BMW AMONG AUGUST WINNERS IN GERMAN MARKET DOWN 20%

"New-car sales in Germany fell 20 percent to 251,044 in August, according to data released by the German Motor Transport Authority (KBA). Major brands had mixed results last month with Tesla (+454 percent), BMW (+15 percent), Nissan (+14 percent) and DS Automobile (+12 percent) among brands bucking the overall market's decline to post big gains." according to Automotive News Europe.

 

16,076 electric vehicles sold, Tesla's sales were 2,846. Tesla took almost 18% of the electric vehicle market share in Germany in August.

 

TEsmanian points out: "Although Tesla sales in Germany were weak in July, sales in August and September will be able to compensate. The first month of the quarter is traditionally one of the weakest for the electric automaker. But as we start into the second half of the quarter, the deliveries climb substantially. Most likely, the data for September will be even higher than for August, which, given the overall picture, will record an impressive increase in sales."

 

https://europe.autonews.com/sales-market/tesla-bmw-among-august-winners-german-market-down-20

 

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LUCID MOTORS REVEALS DETAILS ABOUT ITS DRIVETRAIN TECHNOLOGY

Lucid Motors revealed details of the proprietary, in-house developed electric drivetrain that will power the forthcoming pure-electric luxury Lucid Air and allow it to become the instant class leader in a number of key performance and efficiency metrics.

An ultra-high, 900V+ architecture combined with Lucid’s Wunderbox onboard charging unit serve as the heart of the Air’s electrical platform. The Wunderbox is a unique, multi-function unit, developed entirely in-house to ensure compatibility with, and the maximizing of, charging systems of differing voltages, specifically boost-voltage charging. It also allows the Lucid Air to charge at rates of up to 300 miles in 20 minutes and up to 20 miles in one minute when connected to a DC Fast Charging network (such as those offered by Lucid’s charging partner, Electrify America, on its nationwide network). The Wunderbox also enables a wide array of future-ready, bi-directional power delivery features from the vehicle to the grid (V2G) for situations such as managing home power outages. It can also enable vehicle to vehicle charging (V2V).

 

https://electriccarsreport.com/2020/09/lucid-motors-reveals-details-about-its-drivetrain-technology/

 

GM AND HONDA ARE FORMING AN ALLIANCE TO SHARE EV TECH

"Honda and GM are moving ever closer together. The two automotive goliaths signed a memorandum of understanding today toward establishing an alliance in North America. Earlier this year, it was announced that Honda would be borrowing GM’s EV technology to build two electric cars sold under the Honda name in the U.S. Today’s move looks like it has the potential to cement the two companies even closer." repotrs Autoblog: "As of now, the proposed alliance would have the two collaborating on electric powertrain tech, internal combustion engines, vehicle platforms, connected services (infotainment technology), purchasing and general R&D. Honda and GM would collaborate in certain vehicle segments, already expressing intentions to share common vehicle platforms. By partnering like this, both Honda and GM intend to save money in development, make greater investments in next-generation technologies and leverage scale for purchasing, logistics and other facets of business. The announcement digs a little deeper into technology, too. Honda and GM intend to collaborate on electrical architecture systems, advanced driver assist systems, infotainment, connectivity and vehicle-to-everything communication."

 

https://www.autoblog.com/2020/09/03/gm-honda-announce-alliance-share-technologies/

 

NIO SET NEW MONTHLY SALES RECORD OF NEARLY 4,000 IN AUGUST 2020.

"NIO is on the roll, at almost 4,000 a month and now targets 5,000 a month! "NIO maintains its momentum for another month, achieving another monthly sales record, its third during the past four months! The company delivered 3,965 cars (ES6 and ES8) in August, which is 104% more than a year ago. The next step will be 5,000 - at least it's the new target for expanding manufacturing capacity (as the EC6 will join the lineup)." says InsideEVs: "So far this year NIO sold: ES6: 17,161. ES8: 4,506. NIO network currently consists of: 151 stores (including 22 NIO Houses and 129 NIO Spaces) in 91 cities in China. 145 power swap stations."

 

https://insideevs.com/news/442279/nio-new-monthly-sales-record-august-2020/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=RSS-all-articles

 

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MERCEDES SHOULD ABSOLUTELY GO ELECTRIC WITH MAYBACH

"Mercedes unveiled the seventh-generation S-Class today, the best car in the world at any given moment, with the best version of that—the Mercedes-Maybach S 650 Sedan—currently powered by a V12. But Merc’s CEO said today that the future Maybachs could go electric, which makes more sense the longer you think about it." according to Jalopnik: "It’s interesting the point we’ve reached in the push toward electric that CEOs at luxury automakers are now thinking about profitability when it comes to high-end electric cars, and not saving the world or something. And while I’m certain that European emissions regulations are a part of Mercedes’ decision, consider that China is also a huge market for Maybach, and there’s a big push for electric there, too."

 

https://jalopnik.com/mercedes-should-absolutely-go-electric-with-maybach-1844935487

 

GROUPE PSA & TOTAL CREATE “AUTOMOTIVE CELLS COMPANY

Groupe PSA/Opel and Total/Saft have signed an agreement for the creation of the joint venture ACC. With this partnership, the parties are setting up a world-classplayer in the development and manufacture of high-performance batteries for the automotive industry from 2023.

This project aims to:

Respond to the challenges of the energy transition by reducing the environmental footprint of vehicles throughout the value chain in a desire to offer clean and affordable mobility to citizens.

Produce batteries for electric vehicles that will be at the highest technological level in terms of energy performance, autonomy, recharging time and carbon footprint.

Develop production capacity, essential to accompany the growth demand for electric vehicles in a European market estimated at 400 GWh by 2030, i.e. 15 times the current market.

Ensure industrial independence in Europe for the conception and manufacture of batteries, with an initial capacity of 8 GWh, reaching a cumulative capacity of 48 GWh on both sites by 2030. It will represent 1 million electric vehicles produced per year, i.e. more than 10% of the European market.

Position ACC as a major competitive player in supplying electric vehicle manufacturers.

 

VW-BACKED U.S. BATTERY MAKER QUANTUMSCAPE TO GO PUBLIC AT $3.3 BLN VALUATION

"QuantumScape, the 10-year-old Silicon Valley battery startup backed by Volkswagen AG, said on Thursday it plans to go public through a reverse merger with Kensington Capital Acquisition Corp with an enterprise value of $3.3 billion." saysa Reuters: "San Jose-based QuantumScape, a 2010 spinout from Stanford University, said it will form a joint venture with VW to produce solid-state battery cells, starting in 2024, for VW’s electric vehicles, and eventually for other carmakers. VW has committed more than $300 million to QuantumScape. Other corporate investors include Shanghai Auto, which is partnered with VW in China, and German auto supplier Continental AG. QuantumScape’s lithium-metal battery uses a solid ceramic electrolyte which he said is safer than using a conventional liquid electrolyte. It also eliminates the need for an anode, allowing the battery to charge more quickly - up to 80% capacity in just 15 minutes. Also, its energy density is much higher, exceeding 400 watt-hours per kilogram, which far surpasses 250 Wh/kg for the best current lithium-ion batteries."

 

https://www.reuters.com/article/quantumscape-ma-kensington/vw-backed-u-s-battery-maker-quantumscape-to-go-public-at-3-3-bln-valuation-idUSL1N2FZ1K5

 

 

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Sep 03, 2020
02 Sep 2020 | Lucid Air EV Breaks Speed Records At Drag Strip
22:19

Show #881

 

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Wednesday 2nd September 2020. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to.

 

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LUCID MOTORS CLAIMS ITS FIRST EV COVERS A QUARTER MILE IN 9.9 SECONDS

"One week ahead of its big reveal event, Lucid Motors is ready to brag about how fast its all-electric luxury sedan is. In a video shared today, Lucid Motors shows its Lucid Air covering a quarter mile of racetrack in just 9.9 seconds. According to the company, the EV is “the world’s quickest production sedan.”" writes Engadget: "Lucid Air’s 1,080-horsepower powertrain allows the vehicle to reach 60 MPH in under 2.5 seconds, Autoblog points out. Lucid explained today that the EV comes with two electric drive units. Each packs over 650 horsepower and is small enough to fit inside a standard airplane carry-on."

 

https://www.engadget.com/lucid-motors-air-ev-quarter-mile-99-seconds-142151709.html

 

NISSAN DELIVERED ITS 500,000TH LEAF

"Nissan celebrates today the delivery of 500,000th LEAF (since December 2010) to a customer in Norway - one of the biggest markets for the LEAF. Since there is no press release yet, let's take a look at Bjorn Nyland's report. With about 44,000 sales, Norway took almost 9% of the total LEAF volume, and we are aware that thousands of more used LEAFs were imported to Norway, so there might now be well over 10% of all LEAFs ever made located somewhere in Norway." says InsideEVs: "Nissan LEAF was the all-time #1 for a long time, even through 2019/2020, when LEAF was at about 450,000. Then, Model 3 overtook LEAF and it will not change, as the Model 3 is selling at a level higher"

 

https://insideevs.com/news/442006/nissan-leaf-500000th-delivered

 

TESLA’S BATTERY STRATEGY HAS “NO ADVANTAGE,” FORD CEO SAYS

"Tesla’s battery strategy will not be adopted by legacy automotive company Ford, because Jim Hackett, the company’s CEO, says there is “no advantage” in migrating capital into owning a cell manufacturing facility. During Ford’s Q2 2020 Earnings Call in late July, Morgan Stanley’s Adam Jonas asked about the company’s strategy to produce EV batteries in-house, as opposed to sourcing the cells from third-party companies like Panasonic and LG Chem." picks up TEslarati: "Hackett, who elected to retire from his post as head of Ford earlier this year, stated that his team did a “deep dive” on whether it was advantageous to create its own battery cells. It proved not to be advantageous for Ford. Instead, the company will continue to go the path that it is now, which requires sourcing batteries from third-party suppliers instead of researching and improving on cells within the company’s facilities across the world."

 

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-battery-strategy-ford-no-advantage/

 

TESLA (TSLA) ANNOUNCES $5 BILLION CAPITAL RAISE

"Tesla (TSLA) today announced a $5 billion capital raise to take advantage of the stock price’s meteoric rise. While Tesla CEO Elon Musk previously said that the company wasn’t interested in a new capital raise as it believed it was capable to finance its ambitious growth through its operations, it looks like they couldn’t resist following the stock price increase" reports Electrek today: "It’s Tesla’s second capital raise in 2020. The automaker raised $2 billion in February. Like with the last capital raise, Tesla doesn’t specify any use of the proceed other than “strengthening the balance sheet”. The sale of $5 billion new shares is going to put some pressure on the incredible run of Tesla’s stock price over the last month and it is already feeling the effect."

 

https://electrek.co/2020/09/01/tesla-tsla-5-billion-capital-raise/

 

NEW VOLKSWAGEN ID 3: FIRST EXAMPLES OF EV HIT BRITISH SHORES

"Volkswagen's pivotal EV, the ID 3, has finally reached British shores as the first customer examples roll off the ship at Grimsby port.

 

Earmarked for customers that pre-booked First Edition examples earlier this year, the fully-loaded models will be delivered over the next month. Volkswagen claims that the entire production and delivery process is carbon neutral, even including the shipping" says James Atwood at Autocar: "The limited-run First Edition models are priced from £38,880 and were offered only to people who previously placed a £750 deposit. First Edition versions of the ID 3 will feature the mid-size 'Pro' battery offering a claimed range of 260 miles.  General sales of the ID 3 are due to begin in the UK in the coming weeks, and the model will eventually be offered in seven main variants, with three different battery capacities and two power outputs.The first machines that have arrived in Britain will be without some of the App Connect, but those who take delivery of them will be given membership of a 'First Movers' club, which will include an eventual software update to install the software. Those leasing cars also won't pay any rates for the first three months."

 

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/new-volkswagen-id-3-first-examples-ev-hit-british-shores

 

EVS AND HYBRIDS GET AN EXTENSION TO MEET US NOISE-MAKING REQUIREMENTS

"

Automakers will get at least six more months to meet new federal requirements for noise-making devices on electric cars and hybrids, Reuters reported Friday. The extension is being granted due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The so-called "quiet car" rule requires electrified vehicles to emit noises at speeds up to 18.6 mph as a warning to pedestrians and cyclists. Lack of exhaust noise makes cars harder to hear at these speeds, but tire noise, wind buffeting, and other sounds pick up at higher speeds, regulators have said." says Green Car Repotrs.

 

https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1129448_evs-and-hybrids-get-an-extension-to-meet-us-noise-making-requirements

 

VOLKSWAGEN ID.R ELECTRIC RACE CAR RETURNS TO GOODWOOD

Welcome back, Volkswagen ID.R! 411 days after the record-breaking drive up Tianmen Mountain in China, the fully-electric race car returns to action at Goodwood SpeedWeek (16.­­­–18.10.2020).

 

After the coronavirus pandemic caused the cancellation of both the Goodwood Festival of Speed (FoS) and the Goodwood Revival, the organisers have launched a new event: Goodwood SpeedWeek, at which historic race cars meet present vehicles and visions of the future. As the three-day automotive festival will take place behind closed doors, there will be extensive digital reporting, including multiple livestreams.

 

Having taken victory at the Festival of Speed for the past two years with the 500-kW (680-PS) ID.R, Volkswagen Motorsport travels to the south of England with a new challenge: SpeedWeek is not taking place on Goodwood Hill, but at the 3.809-kilometre Goodwood Motor Circuit.

 

NORWAY IN AUGUST — OVER 70% EV MARKET SHARE AND HEADING HIGHER

"Clean transport transition leader Norway hit a huge 70.2% plugin passenger vehicle market share in August, up from 49% a year ago. Pure battery electrics alone took 53% of the market. September is already showing signs of being a record breaking month with the Tesla Model 3, VW ID.3, and Polestar 2 all showing up in volume." according to Dr Max Holland in CleanTechnica: "The top selling BEVs in August were the mostly the recent usual suspects, but the Polestar 2 started it’s deliveries in earnest, and jumped in to a very creditable #4 spot.  The Mercedes Benz EQC has showed up in decent numbers again in August, as it did in July"

 

https://cleantechnica.com/2020/09/02/norway-in-august-over-70-ev-market-share-and-heading-higher/

 

 

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Sep 02, 2020
01 Sep 2020 | Skoda Enyaq iV electric revealed
17:43

Show #880

 

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Tuesday 1st September 2020. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to.

 

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SKODA ENYAQ IV ELECTRIC REVEALED

"Following a number of teasers and design sketches, the new Skoda Enyaq iV SUV has finally been revealed in full. The pure-electric SUV will be available to order from late 2020, with prices starting from £33,450 before the Plug-in Car Grant (PiCG). Deliveries are expected to start in spring 2021." writes Driving Electric: "The Enyaq iV can be had with one of two batteries: 62kWh or 82kWh, with the latter good for a 310-mile driving range on a single charge. A choice of two or four-wheel drive is also offered, along with four trim levels. Skoda has used the Volkswagen Group's MEB electric-car platform to develop the Enyaq iV, making it a sister model to the Volkswagen ID.4 family SUV. The new car is the Czech manufacturer’s second pure-electric vehicle, after the Citigo-e iV city car"

 

"A cheaper 50 model, with a 55kWh battery will follow later, as will pricier four-wheel drive 82kWh Enyaqs: the 262bhp 80X and a sporty vRS model, with 302bhp." says WhatCar: "The battery you choose determines the level of standard equipment, with the £33,450 60 model featuring 19in alloy wheels, a 13in touchscreen infotainment system, ambient interior lighting, rear parking sensors, dual-zone climate control, keyless go and artificial leather upholstery. In addition to its bigger battery, spending the £5550 needed to upgrade to the 80 brings front parking sensors, a rear-view camera, sat-nav, a heated steering wheel and multiple driving modes designed to let you change the character of the car."

 

"There’s also a Founders Edition with the bigger battery, which starts from £46,995 after the PiCG, and gets 125kW fast-charging, 21-inch alloys, black leather upholstery and matrix LED headlights." according to CarBuyer: "Alongside the matrix LED headlights, the Founders Edition model gets an illuminated grille, and it looks like a black styling pack has been applied for a sporty look and extra contrast with the paint colour. At the very top of the range will be a flagship vRS model. It will be the first fully electric Skoda to wear the vRS badge and will use the same powertrain as the iV 80X, but power will be increased to 302bhp, resulting in a 0-62mph time of 6.2 seconds. Both four-wheel-drive models will be capable of up to 286 miles on a full charge."

 

https://www.drivingelectric.com/skoda/1540/2021-skoda-enyaq-iv-electric-suv-prices-specification-and-sale-date

 

https://www.whatcar.com/news/2021-skoda-enyaq-iv-electric-suv-revealed-price-specs-and-release-date/n21877

 

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BMW INEXT ELECTRIC SUV SPIED UP CLOSE LOSING SOME CLADDING

"Sometime next year, BMW will reveal the flagship all-electric iNext SUV. The teaser campaign for it is well underway, but the latest batch of spy photos gives us our best look at the still-nameless technological tour-de-force. The test vehicle is wearing little cladding, showing off the SUV’s finer styling details, with close-up photos providing glimpses of the headlight and taillight designs, a funky C-pillar, and much more." according to Motor1: "The powertrain will be all batteries and electric motors, but it’ll arrive with three power outputs: 308 horsepower (229 kilowatts), 522 hp (389 kW), and 610 hp (454 kW). That power will go to all four wheels in a vehicle that’s sized to sit between the X3 and X5 when it goes on sale sometime next year."

 

373 miles or 600kms

 

https://www.motor1.com/news/441791/bmw-inext-electric-suv-spied-uncovered/

 

GLOBAL PLUG-IN ELECTRIC CAR SALES JULY 2020

"After about a year of relatively low growth or noticeable decline inf global plug-in electric car sales, July 2020 finally brings us a strong bounce up. With close to 248,000 sales (the 4th best monthly result ever), sales improved by 76% year-over-year, and market share is up too, at 3.7% (7% decline in the overall car sales helped a little bit)." says InsideEVs.

 

Tesla Model 3 - 22,461 (#1 YTD: 164,800)

Renault ZOE - 9,410 (#2 YTD: 46,511)

Tesla Model Y - 7,540 (#11 YTD: 20,955)

Wuling's Hong Guang MINI EV - 7,348 (outside top 20)

Hyundai Kona Electric - 6,257 (#4 YTD: 25,549)

 

https://insideevs.com/news/441747/global-plugin-electric-car-sales-july-2020/

 

TESLA GIGA BERLIN SHOCKS WITH NEAR COMPLETION OF DRIVE UNIT FACILITY’S ROOFING

"The rapid buildout of Gigafactory Berlin has been documented closely by a group of Tesla enthusiasts who have taken it upon themselves to monitor and share the developments in the upcoming vehicle production facility through photographs and videos. And as revealed recent videos and photos, it appears that the roofing for Tesla’s drive unit facility in the Giga Berlin Phase 1 area is nearing completion." reports Teslarati: "The construction of the drive unit facility in Giga Berlin was among the most notable developments in the massive site. After its pile-driving stage, prefabricated pillars and walls were promptly installed in the facility, and it did not take long before work on the roof started. Other facilities in the Phase 1 zone, such as the Body-in-White building, started taking shape soon as well.  Over the past weekend alone, several developments were observed on Giga Berlin. Apart from the drive unit building’s nearly completed roofing, the great hall of the paint shop has also shown a lot of growth."

 

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-gigafactory-berlin-drive-unit-facility-completed-video/

 

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300 VOLKSWAGEN ID.3 LAND IN SWEDEN FOR FIRST DELIVERIES

"Volkswagen just released a video presenting the first customer ID.3 1ST cars arriving in Sweden. According to the German manufacturer, some 300 ID.3s arrived at the port of Södertälje on Monday (August 31) for the first deliveries in September. Together with 700 deployed in Norway a few days earlier, that would be a total of 1,000 in just those two markets. The total number of 1ST edition will be 30,000." according to InsideEVs: "Volkswagen's "secret" plan is to deliver simultaneously thousands of ID.3 1ST in Europe in September and score a huge number of registrations. Probably including several thousand in Germany alone. We guess that it will be a five-digit numbers, but maybe not necessarily over 20,000, as some customers might delay their purchase to get a complete software package. Only time will tell which EV model will win the "super September" which is expected to be an all-time sales record in Europe."

 

https://insideevs.com/news/441940/300-volkswagen-id3-lands-sweden/

 

AUDI LENDS STAFF TO PORSCHE TO RAMP UP TAYCAN PRODUCTION

"Porsche can hardly keep up with production due to the high demand for the Taycan electric luxury car, so reinforcements are coming from the group’s sister company, Audi. 400 employees from Neckarsulm are moving to Zuffenhausen for two years to help out." says electrive: "The German publication Automobilwoche gleaned the news from an Audi spokesperson. The first Audi employees have already been working for the sister company since June, and more are to follow in the coming months across all areas of production. The Taycan has only been in production for the last year, but many orders were placed before production started that Porsche had already increased capacity to 40,000 units per year and hired 500 more employees than originally planned."

 

https://www.electrive.com/2020/08/31/audi-lends-400-employees-to-porsche-to-ramp-up-taycan-production/

 

AUDI E-TRON SPORTBACK LAUNCHED IN UK

"Audi has launched its new e-tron Sportback in the UK, with pricing and specifications confirmed for the pure-EV that can cover up to 241 miles on a charge. The Audi e-Tron Sportback shares a platform and powertrain with the e-tron SUV, though features sleeker rear styling." reports NExt Green Car: "Launched as a 55 quattro variant, the new e-Tron Sportback gets a 95 kWh battery, though a 71 kWh 50 quattro model will follow later this year. Performance figures show a 0-62mph time of 5.7 seconds possible, when making use of Audi's Boost mode. This pushes power output up to 300 kW for a short time, from the normally available 265 kW.  the e-tron Sportback can charge at up to 150 kW on capable units. It brings charging to 80% down to around half an hour. Prices start at £79,900 for the entry-level S Line trim, and deliveries for the e-tron Sportback quattro are starting now."

 

https://www.nextgreencar.com/news/8979/audi-etron-sportback-launched/

 

1ST ELECTRIC ARMORED MONEY TRANSPORTER

"This past week, major truck and van company MAN announced that its MAN eTGE electric van would be used as the “world’s first electrically powered and armoured money transporter.” Prosegur received this secure van in early August. The “money transporter” was converted to an adequately armored vehicle by STOOF. Many Prosegur vehicles travel relatively short distances every day (60–70 km/37–44 miles), but they carry so much weight that they have to be designed intelligently to avoid weight-related issues." according to Clean Technica: "The MAN eTGE should have a range of 115–130 km (71–81 miles). One vehicle is being tested right now around Potsdam, Germany."

 

https://cleantechnica.com/2020/09/01/1st-electric-armored-money-transporter/

 

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31 Aug 2020 | U.S. supply of VW ID4 expected to be limited
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TESLA MODEL 3 WINS 1ST & 2ND  AT PIKES PEAK

"The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, brought to you by Gran Turismo, welcomed three Tesla Model 3s to the field on August 30. America’s Mountain was taken on by three unique Tesla racecars, driven by Blake Fuller, Josh Allen and Randy Pobst. Two of those cars took 1st and 2nd place." says Tesmanian: "Blake Fuller, in a 2018 Tesla Model 3, won the race with a best time in this, the 98th running, with an unofficial time of 11: 02.802. Randy Pobst was the runner up in the 2020 Unplugged Performance Tesla Model 3 Ascen-R, with a second-best, unofficial time of 11: 04.131. During the first run of the second day of qualifying, Randy Pobst's Model 3 was hit hard at speed. It seemed that he would not be able to take part in the race on August 30th. However, the car was significantly overhauled and still ultimately achieved 2nd place in the event."

 

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U.S. SUPPLY OF VW ID4 EXPECTED TO BE LIMITED

"Volkswagen of America CEO Scott Keogh told Automotive News Publisher Jason Stein in a podcast interview to be broadcast this week that ID4 supply is expected to be tight for U.S. dealers at least until production of the BEV begins in 2022 in Chattanooga." says Automotive News: "Volkswagen will use a centralized online reservation system in North America to accept initial $100 refundable deposits from consumers either online or from a VW dealership to hold their place in line for an ID4, Movassaghi said last week. Later, customers will be asked to go into the dealership or continue online to deposit an additional $400 to confirm their order and lock in their configuration. Both deposits will be fully refundable until the car is delivered. The actual sales price will still be set by the local dealer and could differ from the sticker price, which has not been disclosed. Keogh suggested that the ID4's sticker price would be "a tick over" $30,000, after available credits."

 

Keogh said: "Right now, there are a lot more mouths to feed than there [are] vehicles. We're going to continue to fight for every car. But we could probably use a few more."

 

https://www.autonews.com/mobility-report/us-supply-vw-id4-expected-be-limited

 

TESLA ROLLS OUT SOFTWARE UPDATE TO LET ITS CARS’ CAMERAS SEE SPEED LIMIT SIGNS.

"Tesla is pushing a software update that will let its vehicles’ Autopilot system detect speed limit signs using their cameras. When the camera detects a speed limit sign, it will be displayed on the driver visualization in the car and used to set a speed limit warning, according to the software release notes." reports The Verge: "The latest software update also adds to its traffic light and stop sign control features, and will sound a chime when your Tesla is sitting at a stoplight that turns green. It’s only intended as a notification so it’s up to the driver to decide whether and when to actually move the car forward."

 

https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/30/21407438/tesla-software-speed-limit-self-driving-cars

 

ELECTRIC VEHICLES DESERVE A NEW EPA RANGE TEST

"There are a number of factors that make an EV's EPA range unachievable in real-world driving at the highway speeds where range matters most. For starters, EVs can benefit from the EPA test's speed fluctuations via regenerative braking, which puts energy back into the battery. Most gas-powered vehicles can't do that." says Car & Driver: "This is why gasoline-powered vehicles regularly beat their EPA highway figures in our real-world 75-mph highway test, yet no EV has even matched its EPA range. An Audi e-tron came closest, missing its label value by 7 percent. All of this means that if you want an EV that can repeatedly drive 200 miles on the highway between charges, you'll need to look for one with an EPA range around 350 miles."

 

https://www.caranddriver.com/features/a33825136/evs-deserve-a-new-epa-range-test/

 

THE SECRET ADJUSTMENT FACTOR TESLA USES TO GET ITS BIG EPA RANGE NUMBERS

"When it comes to EV range, Tesla appears untouchable. Despite pouring billions into electric-vehicle programs, established automakers have failed to make up much ground when it comes to the range game, and winning that game remains a crucial part of winning over buyers. So how does Tesla do it?" asks Car & Driver: "EVs are strapped to a dynamometer—essentially a treadmill for cars—and repeatedly run through a test regimen that ends only when the battery is depleted to the point that the vehicle can no longer maintain the required speed. the EPA allows automakers the option to run three additional drive cycles and use those results to earn a more favorable adjustment factor. Currently, only Tesla and Audi employ this strategy for their EVs, and Tesla scores the most advantageous results, with adjustments that range from 29.5 percent on the Model 3 Standard Range Plus to 24.4 percent on the Model Y Performance. If Tesla had used the standard adjustment factor of 30 percent, the Model Y Performance's window-sticker range would drop to 292 miles. But because Tesla takes advantage of the EPA's alternate methodology, the company can instead claim a 315-mile range."

 

Read more: https://www.caranddriver.com/features/a33824052/adjustment-factor-tesla-uses-for-big-epa-range-numbers/

 

LIGHTNING SYSTEMS LOWERS PRICES OF ELECTRIC POWERTRAINS WHILE ADDING AND ENHANCING FEATURES

Commercial electric vehicle manufacturer Lightning Systems announced it is lowering the prices of its 2021 battery and fuel cell electric vehicles by 10 to 50% for Class 3 to Class 8 vehicles.

n addition to lower prices, zero-emission vehicles from Colorado’s Lightning Systems also will have new features, including:

 

– High-speed Level 2 charging

– Faster DC fast charging systems

– Enhanced telematics and new remote software management features for fleet managers and drivers

– In-cab display enhancements in all vehicles

– Improved range and payload capacity from higher energy density battery solutions

Lightning Systems’ electric commercial vehicles are built on familiar industry-leading chassis such as the Ford Transit 350HD, Ford E-450, Ford F-550 and Chevrolet 6500XD..

 

https://electriccarsreport.com/2020/08/lightning-systems-lowers-prices-of-electric-powertrains-while-adding-and-enhancing-features/

 

GM ELECTRIC VEHICLES WILL HAVE CORVETTE-LEVEL ENGINEERING

"InsideEVs has learned that the Corvette Engineering team, which contains some of the top talent at the automaker, is being moved from Global Products Programs to the Autonomous and Electric Vehicles program team, which is led by Ken Morris. While this may seem like snoozy corporate machinations to some, it's actually a pretty big deal." says InsideEVs: "To start, though, this doesn't mean that we should expect GM to announce an all-electric Corvette any time soon – the latest iteration of that storied model, the C8, just launched in July of last year and this generation could be expected to stay in production for maybe six or more years. The significance here is much deeper. Sure, we expect we'll eventually see an all-electric Corvette, but what this move is intended to do is put the same high-performance DNA that can be found in the C8 into the company's electric vehicles."

 

https://insideevs.com/news/441210/gm-corvette-engineering-team-ev/

 

TOYOTA RAV4 PRIME’S MYSTERIOUS ALL-WHEEL DRIVE SYSTEM EXPLAINED

 "The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime is a plug-in hybrid-electric vehicle (PHEV) with an unusual all-wheel drive (AWD) system. Unlike a conventional system which would connect the front engine to a rear differential to drive the rear wheels, the RAV4 Prime’s system has a gas engine and electric motor up front to drive the front two wheels, and a separate rear electric motor to drive the rear two wheels. There is no mechanical connection between the front and rear drive systems." writes Torqeu News: "In every possible drive mode configuration, the RAV4 Prime offers power to the rear wheels. The RAV4 Prime’s drivetrain can be configured for all-electric operation, a combination of electric and hybrid power called automatic, and also a hybrid-only mode for preserving battery range for later all-electric use. The rear electric motor can supply up to about 55 hp to the rear wheels based on the available traction and other factors. This setup makes the RAV4 Prime’s AWD system one that enables all-road and all-weather traction. In addition, the RAV4 Prime can be used on trails for some light off-road operation."

 

https://www.torquenews.com/1083/2021-toyota-rav4-prime-s-all-wheel-drive-system-explained

 

PROTERRA INTRODUCES NEW CUSTOMIZABLE BATTERY PACK FOR OEMS

"Electric bus manufacturer Proterra expanded its battery pack offer for heavy-duty commercial vehicles (like school buses, coach buses, delivery vans, and other electric vehicles) by new, narrower H Series, which will fit into standard truck frame rails and increase packaging flexibility, compared to S Series." according to InsideEVs: " Depending on application, OEMs can customize and scale up the systems up to 6 MWh. In EV buses or trucks, usually a few hundred kWh is used. In the case of Bustech, from early 2021 the company will use a 450 kWh Proterra battery systems in 12.5 m ZDi meter transit buses, which should have range of up to 325 km (202 miles). At a high-power charging station, the battery will be recharged in two hours."

 

https://insideevs.com/news/440822/proterra-new-customizable-battery-pack-oems/

 

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28 Aug 2020 | Tesla, The FBI and $1m Hack Attack
21:59

Show #878

 

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TESLA, THE FBI AND $1M HACK ATTACK

"Earlier this week, the FBI arrested a 27-year-old Russian citizen for attempting to carry out a ransomware attack against a US company. It turns out that company was Tesla" says Autoblog: "Egor Igorevich Kriuchkov traveled to the U.S. and contacted a Russian speaking, non-U.S. citizen who was working at the Tesla Gigafactory in Sparks, Nevada. After meeting with that individual, Kriuchkov allegedly proposed a deal. He would pay the employee $1 million to deliver malware to computer systems at the Gigafactory. Kriuchkov and his associates allegedly planned to extract data from the network and threaten to make it public if Tesla didn’t pay a ransom."

 

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LUCID TEASES POSSIBLE WORLD RECORD 1/4-MILE WITH AIR DREAM EDITION

"Lucid has released a teaser for its first sedan, the Air, indicating that it may have set a new electric vehicle world record before its highly-anticipated unveiling event on September 9th." according to Joey at Teslarati: "The video did not reveal any specific time, but the quickly ticking timer that appears in the teaser goes as low as 10.48 seconds, but it is doubtful that this time is the lowest that the vehicle achieved. Lucid used the same style of video for the Air’s range unveiling, and that video only went as high as 441 miles. Lucid revealed the Air had 517 miles of range just four days later. The current world record for a quarter-mile for an electric sedan is held by the Tesla Model S, which completed a drag race in just 10.452 seconds at the Tulsa Raceway Park on May 17th, 2020. The Model S used Ludicrous Mode and the “Cheetah Stance” to record this time."

 

The unveiling date is 9th of the 9th. So, 9.9 seconds?

 

https://www.teslarati.com/lucid-teases-quarter-mile-world-record/

 

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT IS SELLING ITS FLEET OF BMW I3 VEHICLES

"Thereafter, BMW won a bid with LAPD to supply one hundred BMW i3s each year for three years starting in 2016. Fitted to the i3s were the base 22kWh battery pack, the Deka World interior package, and the standard 19" aluminum wheels." reports InsideEVs: "CBS Los Angeles reported some i3s that accumulated just several hundred miles making the whole proposition look more ineffective. If LAPD had around a dozen of these vehicles, the story probably would never have been brought to light, but LAPD had 200, $45,000 electric cars sitting in a parking garage collecting dust.  New Century BMW, the dealer that handled the leases initially, is currently selling them as CPO models. some are priced around $15,000, unbeatable for an under warranty, lightly-driven electric car. The only issue that one may see is that some of these i3s were sitting, presumably for prolonged periods."

 

https://insideevs.com/news/441238/los-angeles-police-fleet-bmw-i3-being-sold/

 

AMAZON ORDERS OVER 1,800 ELECTRIC VANS FROM MERCEDES

"Amazon orders more than 1,800 electric transporters from Mercedes-Benz Vans. The order includes around 600 eVito and more than 1,200 eSprinter delivery vans, with Amazon expecting deliveries to begin this year. This is the largest order for electric vehicles from Mercedes transporter unit to date." according to electrive: "The internet retailer is reportedly expecting 10,000 electric delivery vans to come through Rivian, a US start-up, by 2022. The total order is for no less than 100,000 electric delivery vehicles by 2030. In Europe, Amazon has relied on established manufacturers such as Mercedes. In Munich, they use 40 StreetScooters and ten Mercedes eVito. Amazon recently added 340 charging stations and operates more than 150 electric delivery vehicles every day at its distribution centre in Essen together with a Mercedes partner."

 

https://www.electrive.com/2020/08/28/amazon-orders-over-1800-electric-vans-from-mercedes-benz/

 

RIMAC AUTOMOBILI WELCOMES NICO ROSBERG

"Rimac Automobili has welcomed 2016 Formula One World Champion Nico Rosberg to the family, as he joined the team in Croatia to customise his personal C_Two and test an advanced prototype. Nico’s announcement was captured in a video on his YouTube channel. Nico is one of just 150 people worldwide that will own a C_Two, having ordered his car in early 2019, following a viewing with the founder and CEO, Mate Rimac. Just recently, Nico visited the team – now numbering more than 700 – in Sveta Nedelja, Croatia, to decide on the bespoke configuration of his car, which will be delivered along with other customer cars in 2021."

 

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THE FIRST 700 VW ID.3 ELECTRIC CARS LAND IN NORWAY

"Volkswagen has confirmed that the first 700 VW ID.3 electric cars have landed in Norway as deliveries of the important new electric vehicle are about to start. It has been in production since November of last year and they have manufactured thousands of them while they completed the vehicle’s software. The result is that they plan to start deliveries with a pretty large inventory in the coming weeks." writes electrek: "Jürgen Stackmann, VW’s head of marketing, confirmed that today by sharing footage of the first 700 VW ID.3 electric cars landing in Norway, which is expected to be an important market for the electric car:"

 

https://electrek.co/2020/08/28/vw-id-3-electric-cars-land-norway/

 

PANAMA CANCELS ORDER FOR DIESEL BUSES, WILL PURCHASE 195 ELECTRIC BUSES INSTEAD

"MiBus has decided to cancel an order for 160 new diesel buses and purchase electric buses from BYD instead. In total, MiBus will spend $35 million to purchase 195 medium size electric buses for use in Panama City." ays CleanTechnica: "In a telephone interview with the Panama Star, Luis Campaña, manager of MiBus, explained that the year long triual period demonstrated the value of regenerative braking and that the buses air conditioning systems were capable of managing the hot, humid environment of Panama. he MiBus representative clarified that his company originally thought of “presenting a proposal for the purchase of 35 medium or 10 meter electric buses, plus 160 diesel buses to partially replace the existing fleet,” but came to believe “it would be better to expand the framework and acquire 195 electric buses .”"

 

https://cleantechnica.com/2020/08/29/panama-cancels-order-for-diesel-buses-will-purchase-195-electric-buses-instead/

 

WIND AND SOLAR ARE 30-50% CHEAPER THAN THOUGHT

"Electricity generated from wind and solar is 30-50% cheaper than previously thought, according to newly published UK government figures. The new estimates of the “levelised cost” of electricity, published this week by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), show that renewables are much cheaper than expected in the previous iteration of the report, published in 2016." reports Simon Evans writing for CarbonBrief: "The new report is the government’s first public admission of the dramatic reductions in renewable costs in recent years. In 2013, the UK government estimated that an offshore windfarm opening in 2025 would generate electricity for £140/MWh. By 2016, this was revised down by 24%, to £107/MWh. The latest estimate puts the cost at just £57/MWh, another 47% reduction. The new estimates include similarly dramatic reductions for onshore wind and solar, with levelised costs in 2025 now thought to be some 50% lower than expected." BEIS now expects offshore wind to become cheaper than onshore by the mid-2030s. This is primarily due to much larger turbine sizes, reaching 20 megawatts (MW) by 2040, up from 9MW today.

 

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27 Aug 2020 | Lucid Air Gets 517 Miles From 113 kWh Battery
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517-MILE-RANGE LUCID AIR WILL USE A 113KWH BATTERY PACK

"When Lucid Motors revealed the range of its forthcoming electric sedan, plenty of eyebrows were raised. Independent testing confirmed that a Lucid Air, which enters production later this year, traveled 517 miles (832km) on a single charge. At the time, however, we didn't know the battery capacity of that test vehicle, since Lucid has previously stated that the Air would be available with packs varying from 60kWh to 120kWh. On Wednesday morning, we got our answer: 113kWh." writes Ars Technica: "517 miles from 113kWh is 4.57 miles/kWh (13.6kWh/100km), which is still extremely efficient by EV standards and would equate to up to 274 miles (440km) of range for an Air with a 60kWh pack. Previously, Lucid has said it is planning 60kWh, 100kWh, and 120kWh packs for the Air. If those numbers are total kWh as opposed to useable kWh,  then a 60kWh Air would probably have a usable 56.5kWh, which should equate to 258 miles/415km."

 

Lucid CEO and CTO Peter Rawlinson: "It's relatively easy to achieve more range by adding progressively more batteries, but gaining 'dumb range' that way increases weight and cost, and reduces interior space. Lucid Air has achieved its remarkable range whilst also reducing battery size through its in-house technology, resulting in a breakthrough in overall vehicle-level efficiency."

 

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VW TAKING $100 DEPOSITS FOR 2021 ELECTRIC ID.4

"American buyers will be able to take delivery of an ID.4 by the end of the year. For those that want to make sure to get VW's electric crossover, the automaker will open up reservations in September." according to Car & Driver: "When the online reservation system goes live, customers can configure and reserve their ID.4 with a $100 refundable deposit. They'll then be able to track their vehicle's status via the My VW portal. An additional $400 deposit is required when the configuration of your vehicle is sent to the dealership of your choice. Even after that, the entire $500 deposit is still refundable all the way until the potential customer buys the ID.4. "

 

https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a33822902/2021-vw-id4-deposits/

 

CHINESE EV MAKER XPENG SHARES JUMP 54% IN NYSE DEBUT

"Chinese electric vehicle maker Xpeng Inc’s shares jumped 54% in their debut on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday, after raising $1.5 billion in its upsized initial public offering." according to Reuters: "Shares of Xpeng, which counts Chinese e-commerce titan Alibaba and Xiaomi Corp among its backers, opened at $23.10 per American Depositary Share (ADS), up from the raised offer price of $15 per ADS."

 

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CASTROL RELEASES STUDY TRYING TO FIND THE TIPPING POINTOR EV ADOPTION

"To try and find what the public's tipping point will be for EV adoption, Castrol (of all companies) decided to bankroll a study. The resulting 50-page document requires a bit of commitment to get through, but what you're likely interested in are the headline figures, the study's methodology and Castrol's motives." says CNET: "The bulk of the data comes from 9,000 vehicle owners from eight countries. the three significant milestones to hit -- according to the study -- include a range of 291 miles, a charging time of 31 minutes and an average purchase price of approximately $36,000. The truth is that all three of those are available right now from several manufacturers, but the catch is that we're still in a situation where you can't have all three in one car. For example, the Tesla Model S will do over 291 miles, but it costs a hell of a lot more than $36,000. Plenty of EVs will fast charge in around 30 minutes (at least to 80%), even ones that cost under $36,000, but they won't get close to 291 miles of range."

 

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BYTON TO RESUME OPERATIONS IN SEPTEMBER

"There is news about the electric car start-up Byton, which has been temporarily suspended since 01 July. Chinese media now report, citing insiders, that the company is ready to resume full operations in September 2020." says electrive.com: "At the end of June, it looked as if Byton would not be able to cope with the consequences of the pandemic. Spokesman Dave Buchko announced a six-month break starting 1 July and the dismissal of almost all employees worldwide. A comeback seemed unlikely at this point – as reported. Autonews Gasgoo now reports in the aftermath of the plant closure that only 100 employees remain at the headquarters in Nanjing and that the offices in North America and Germany had to file for bankruptcy."

 

https://www.electrive.com/2020/08/26/byton-to-resume-operations-in-september/

 

552 HP PORSCHE PANAMERA 4S E-HYBRID INTRODUCED

"Porsche has revealed a refreshed version of its second generation Panamera which comes with subtle styling changes, a new top of the range Turbo S model and a new 4S E-Hybrid PHEV. The latter is a new model in the Panamera lineup and it is meant to replace the 550 horsepower Panamera Turbo which will no longer be available." reports InsideEVs: "Power for the 4S E-Hybrid comes from a 2.9-liter V6 engine with twin-turbos, aided by an electric motor that makes 552 horsepower. Nought to sixty in 3.5 seconds and tops out at 300 km/h (186 mph). With this kind of power figure, it is actually quicker than the former Turbo model and with a larger battery pack than before, it also provides more pure-electric range than previous Panamera PHEVs. Porsche says it’s increased the size of the battery from 14.1 kWh to 17.9 kWh (27 percent increase) and it also fiddled with the drive modes to help the car be even more efficient than before. Claimed all-electric range, according to the WLTP cycle, goes up to 54 km (34 miles); it has yet to be rated by the EPA."

 

https://insideevs.com/news/441023/porsche-panamera-4-e-hybrid-detailed/

 

KIA DETAILS PLUG-IN HYBRID SORENTO

"Kia has detailed the plug-in hybrid version of its new Sorento seven-seat SUV, available from early next year. The powertrain comprises a 177bhp turbocharged 1.6-litre petrol engine mated to a 90bhp electric motor, fed energy by a 13.8kWh battery, for a combined system output of 261bhp" according to Autocar: "As standard, drive is sent to all four wheels through a six-speed automatic gearbox. it can transfer full power of both the engine and electric motor in parallel, which Kia claims results in "immediate acceleration response at any speeds, and direct access to available battery power at higher speeds. Kia also claims the powertrain is the first of its kind to use an independent water cooling system for the battery pack to ensure optimal efficiency."

 

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/kia-details-plug-hybrid-sorento-ahead-2021-debut

 

80% OF TESLA MODEL Y BUYERS COME FROM FOSSIL FUEL VEHICLES

"Someone named Troy (or “Troy Teslike” on Twitter) has been fastidiously tracking Tesla Model 3 and Tesla Model Y orders for the past several years. His data is crowdsourced — Tesla reservation holders input their info and update it as their vehicles go through the system. " reports CleanTechnica: "According to his findings, nearly 80% of Model Y buyers are replacing fossil fuel powered vehicles. The data show 15.7% of Model Y buyers are replacing another Tesla, mostly the Model 3 (11.4%). For another 3%, the Model Y is their first car."

 

https://cleantechnica.com/2020/08/27/nearly-80-of-tesla-model-y-buyers-come-from-fossil-fuel-vehicles-data-implies/

 

HYUNDAI 45 (AKA IONIQ 5) SPIED BEING QUIET BUT FAST ON THE NURBURGRING

"The Hyundai 45 is back on the Nurburgring for a high-speed test session. Thankfully, this time our spies were able to catch the electric vehicle lapping the track on video, giving us a better look at its road behavior. For a crossover, it's almost glued to the road and quite stable in corners." says Motor1.com: "The good news is the vehicle is starting to look very much like the namesake concept from the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show. We didn’t expect the production model to look so close to the show car but we are happy to see the designers of the company have been given the green light to go with the unconventional styling."

 

Likely to use dual motors, 300-mile range expected and circa 40k.

 

BMW X5 XDRIVE45E: LONG-TERM TEST REVIEW

Steve Fowler writes: "My 43.5mpg average is some way short of the official 200+mpg, and I’m managing to get around 47 miles of range from the battery. It takes a while to charge, though – the 24kWh pack is the same size as that in an original Nissan Leaf, and the reason for the X5’s decent electric range"

 

It has an onboard 3.7kW single phase AC charger. 21kWh useable. 54 miles official. 7 hours to recharge.

 

 

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26 Aug 2020 | BMW i3 and VW e-Golf Still In Demand
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GM OFFERS FIRST OFFICIAL 2022 CHEVY BOLT EUV GLIMPSE IN TEASER

"Chevrolet has released this brief teaser clip showing the Bolt EUV in profile, with an animated rendering of its evolution from the Bolt upon which it’s based." reports Autoblog: "GM told us the EUV has an extra 3 inches in its wheelbase, with that extra length going to rear passenger legroom. It’s also a little sleeker in its styling. GM has said in an official capacity that the Bolt EUV will be the first Chevy vehicle to get the partially automated hands-free driving system. Super Cruise is also getting improvements to add 70,000 more miles and new scenarios in which it can operate, and perform automatic lane changes initiated using the turn signal. According to Chevrolet, both the next-gen Bolt and Bolt EUV will go into production next summer."

 

https://www.autoblog.com/2020/08/26/2022-chevy-bolt-euv-teaser-video/#slide-2252529

 

VOLVO XC40 T5 RECHARGE LONG TERM TEST

"We’re testing the range-topping T5 Recharge model, which is, yes, a plug-in hybrid. with a three-cylinder petrol engine and 80bhp e-motor combining to drive the front wheels. We’ll delve more into the powertrain in coming months, but on first impressions it’s so slick and unobtrusive that you largely forget there’s a whole load of complicated stuff going on under the bonnet." writes Top Gear: "First impressions, too, are that the XC40 feels vastly solid and robust on the move, trading impish handling for the sense it could absorb a medium-sized missile strike with nary a shudder. On the optional 20-inch wheels, the ride can get a little clunky on really bad roads – which is to say, pretty much all British roads – so I’d be tempted to size down the alloys and embrace the squidge."

 

https://www.topgear.com/long-term-car-reviews/volvo/xc40/15-t5-recharge-phev-r-design-5dr-auto/report-1

 

RENAULT LAUNCHES E-TECH CAPTUR AND MEGANE PHEVS

"Renault has launched the Captur E-Tech Plug-in Hybrid and Megane E-Tech Plug-in Hybrid models in the UK, with both PHEVs now available to order. The Captur E-Tech Plug-in Hybrid and Megane E-Tech Plug-in Hybrid both use a 9.8 kWh battery, able to be charged at up to 3.6 kW. This allows for a range of up to 30 miles on a charge for both models" says Next Green Car: "Captur E-Tech prices start at £30,495, with first deliveries expected in October. The Megane E-Tech's price is almost identical at £30,685, though first deliveries aren't expected until a month later. Both are available to order now."

 

https://www.nextgreencar.com/news/8973/renault-launches-etech-captur-and-megane-phevs/

 

EUROPE IS MOVING AT TWO SPEEDS ON EV ADOPTION

"Electric-car sales are surging in Europe, but only in richer countries, recent analyses have shown. The coronavirus pandemic has greatly slowed sales of gasoline and diesel cars, but it hasn't had the same effect on electric cars, according to a Politico report" picks up Green Car Reports: "While European EV sales appear robust, the surge is limited to richer countries. In the first three months of this year, 98% of European EV sales were in the 14 richest European Union countries, plus non-members United Kingdom and Norway, according to Politico. Strong electric-car sales are nothing new in Norway, thanks to aggressive government incentives and a receptive populous. While 26 of 27 EU member nations have some form of EV incentive program in place, some of the richer countries, such as France and Germany, have made electric cars a centerpiece of stimulus programs meant to lessen the economic impact of the pandemic. Not every country has undertaken such a stimulus program, and richer countries are also more likely to have money to invest in charging infrastructure, and consumers looking to buy new cars."

 

https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1129375_europe-is-moving-at-two-speeds-on-ev-adoption

 

EUROPEAN ELECTRIC VEHICLE SALES SURPASS CHINA FOR FIRST TIME SINCE 2015

"Sales of European passenger electric vehicles in the first half of 2020 exceeded those in China for the first time in five years. According to a report from Bloomberg, around 380,000 electric vehicles were sold over the 16 main European markets in the first six months of the year." according to CityAM: "Meanwhile, in China, which is widely considered the world’s largest market for such vehicles, sales dropped 44 per cent to around 330,000 models. A combination of new subsidy schemes for purchasing electric vehicles, as well as the rollout of a number of new models, was responsible for the increase in European sales in spite of the coronavirus pandemic."

 

https://www.cityam.com/european-electric-vehicle-sales-surpass-china-for-first-time-since-2015/

 

BMW EXPANDS I3 PRODUCTION WHILE VW LOOKS TO THE E-GOLF

"In Germany, the increased purchase premium is boosting demand for electric cars. BMW and VW have now responded by expanding production of the i3 in Leipzig, while the VW e-Golf will continue to be built in Dresden until Christmas, contrary to initial plans." repotrs electrive: "BMW has cancelled the one-week summer break in i3 production, and the battery-electric vehicle is now in full production. This meant that almost 600 additional units could be built. Besides, BMW is now extending shifts and shortening breaks in ongoing plant operations to increase the number of vehicles per day from 114 to 125 to 130. VW is currently producing 74 units of the e-Golf every day, with the Group aiming for a moderate increase to around 80 electric vehicles per day. The deadline at Christmas is definite, however, as the Transparent Factory will be converted to the production of the ID.3 in January during a three-week production break."

 

https://www.electrive.com/2020/08/26/bmw-expands-i3-production-while-vw-looks-to-the-e-golf/

 

DELAWARE TRANSIT AGENCY TO POWER ELECTRIC BUSES WITH SOLAR ARRAY

 

"The Delaware Transit Corporation (DTC), which operates Delaware Authority for Regional Transit (DART), recently received a $2.5 million Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grant that it will use to install a solar array at its operations and administration facility in Dover" says SmartCities Dive: "The solar energy produced will assist with powering the operations facility and DART's six electric buses in Kent County. Fourteen electric buses operate throughout the state, with two more expected to be added this year and four more next year"

 

https://www.smartcitiesdive.com/news/delaware-transit-agency-electric-bus-solar-array

 

TESLA IS HIRING, & ENGINEERS WANT TO WORK FOR ELON MUSK

"If you have ambitions of working for Tesla, now would be a good time to apply. The company is on a hiring spree that could boost the number of its employees to about 65,000 by the end of this year, which would represent a 35% increase from the reported headcount at the end of 2019." says ClenTechnica: "Tesla has job openings listed on its Careers page, and they cover a vast range of fields and locations — the company is looking for engineers in California, construction managers in Texas, and vehicle technicians in China. Caixin Global also reports a “hiring spree” in China as Tesla preps for Model Y production at its Shanghai Gigafactory."

 

https://cleantechnica.com/2020/08/25/tesla-is-hiring-engineers-want-to-work-for-elon-musk/

 

2021 FORD MUSTANG MACH-E FIRST EDITION WAS SOLD OUT, BUT NOT ANYMORE

"Turns out the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E First Edition isn’t as “sold out” as we were initially led to believe. Ford has decided to re-open the books for the limited edition first year model, but it’s not doing it in a normal fashion." says Autoblog: "Instead of allowing customers to place reservations on Ford’s website, it’s going through popular social platforms. For example, you can reserve one on Uncrate, a website that bills itself as “the leading buyer’s guide for men.”. Ford never told us how many First Edition Mach-Es it was going to make originally, and when we asked this time, Ford again told us that it’s still not confirming an official number. This being the case, we’re totally clueless as to how many Mach-E First Editions are up for grabs on Uncrate. The site claims there’s a “limited number,” though, so it’s likely a low quantity."

 

https://www.autoblog.com/2020/08/25/2021-ford-mustang-mach-e-first-edition-available-again-uncrate/

 

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25 Aug 2020 | Tesla Battery Day Could Feature Mysterious Nanowire Tech
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Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Tuesday 25th August 2020. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to.

 

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Unplugged Performance Tesla Climbs Pikes Peak

 

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HOW MCLAREN PLANS TO GO HYBRID

"McLaren has revealed a new platform that’ll provide the basis for a new generation of electrified supercars. It’s essentially a new, lighter carbonfibre-based platform that’s made with hybrid powertrains in mind.  If McLaren’s own Formula 1 activities are anything to go by, that means downsized, turbo-powered engines coupled to a raft of batteries" writes CAR magazine: "McLaren hasn’t announced what the hybrid platform will make its debut, but we do know Woking is working on a hybrid cars. Our spy photographers snapped pictures of hybrid 72S mule late last year, but we’ve also got exclusive pictures of an all-new Sports Series McLaren testing – once again with a hybrid badge."

 

https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/hybrid/mclaren/

 

ELECTRAMECCANICA ENDS ODD GESTATION OF THE SOLO EV

"Better late than never is the perfect statement for what is going on with Canadian sustainable mobility company ElectraMeccanica and its long, awfully long, preparation to produce the single-seat, three-wheeled Solo EV." says Autoevolution: "The ElectraMeccanica Solo EV has a fully enclosed concept akin to a car and just three wheels, as well as a single-seat cockpit. he “purpose-built, all-electric, three-wheeled vehicle for the modern urban environment” has been developed for a range of more than 100 miles on a single charge and a maximum speed of 80 mph."

 

Whereas LA Magazine has an interesting take on slinking the Solo to the pandemic: "The makers of a single-seat, all-electric vehicle are doubling down on the concept that driving alone may be the ultimate in social distancing. They’re hoping people will embrace this latest eco-friendly mode of transportation, both during and after the pandemic. “It just so happens that it’s a perfect vehicle for COVID even though it wasn’t designed for that purpose,” explains Paul Riviera, CEO of Electra Meccanica.  the three-wheeled electric vehicle drives like a car, complete with doors that open on both sides, air conditioning, a backup camera, an integrated roll bar, and a seatbelt, and can hit the highway at speeds of 80 mph. Still, it doesn’t have to go through the same kind of strict crash safety testing as vehicles on four wheels."

 

https://www.autoevolution.com/news/electrameccanica-ends-odd-gestation-of-the-solo-ev-ready-to-start-production-147813.html

 

https://www.lamag.com/lalifeandstyle/this-single-seat-electric-vehicle-is-positioning-itself-as-the-perfect-pandemic-ride/

 

TESLA BATTERY DAY AMPING UP AS NANOWIRE TECH CO MOVES NEXT DOOR TO "ROADRUNNER" SITE

"After Tesla announced the upcoming Battery Day and Annual Shareholders Meeting, speculation immediately began. Tesla chose a very interesting background image for the announcement. If we enlarge the background and enhance the contrast, there are some hints of battery chemistry, or possibly nanowires." according to TEsmanian: "Now there is new information that points to possible collaboration between Tesla and Amprius Technologies. Amprius manufactures and distributes batteries, and their research and development is dedicated to the silicon nanowire anode. At the end of June, Tesla applied for the redevelopment of two buildings at 47700 Kato Road and 1055 Page. Kato Road will be used to host additional production and R&D operations supporting ROADRUNNER, including a portion of cathode electrode manufacturing and the final process step in battery cell manufacturing."

 

And guess where Amprius has moved to? The building next door to Tesla.

 

This is more than just a Twitter conspiracy theory says Teslarati: "Amprius notes that it is working on creating silicon nanowires for battery anodes that dramatically improve battery weight and density. The company’s website notes that silicon generally has about 10x the capacity of graphite (carbon), but it has a big drawback in the way that it swells when it’s charged, causing the silicon to fracture. To address this, Amprius utilizes silicon nanowires, which keeps the silicon from fracturing and breaking apart even when it swells."

 

https://www.tesmanian.com/blogs/tesmanian-blog/tesla-battery-day-spice-up-with-a-nanowire-tech-co-moved-in-right-next-to-the-roadrunner-site

 

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-roadrunner-facility-amprius-acquisition-million-mile-battery/

 

TESLA MODEL 3'S NEW FRUNK DESIGN LIKELY MEANS MORE RANGE IMPROVEMENTS

"One of the critical differences between the Tesla Model Y and the Tesla Model 3 it’s built upon was the redesigned front end that made room for a new heat pump, which the 3 didn’t have at the time, and still apparently doesn’t." reports Jalopnik: "a new Tesla Model 3 with a redesigned frunk space was delivered to a Canadian customer recently, and the DriveTeslaCanada forums, via Roadshow, have since speculated this could mean the Model 3 will soon be getting upgraded to have the Model Y’s traditional heat pump. That would mean more energy from the battery for range and other fun. While the effect on the car’s performance would ultimately likely be minimal for most drivers, the true benefit of a heat pump on an electric vehicle is evident in cold weather."

 

https://jalopnik.com/the-tesla-model-3s-new-frunk-design-likely-means-more-r-1844830938

 

RECORD BREAKING ALL-ELECTRIC DRIVE TO SWITZERLAND

The new Volkswagen ID.3¹ has set its first range record: The electric car covered the 531 kilometers (329 miles) from Zwickau to Schaffhausen (Switzerland) on a single charge. Officially, the model has a range of up to 420 kilometers (WLTP). This mark was topped by more than 100 kilometers – an increase of 26 percent. The vehicle was a series production ID.3 1st Pro Performance with a 58 kWh battery built at the Zwickau electric car factory. The route to Switzerland consisted entirely of public roads and highways, passing cities such as Bayreuth and Ulm. The record-breaking vehicle was driven by “hypermiler” Felix Egolf, a native of Switzerland. The term “hypermiling” originated in the USA and refers to driving a series production vehicle with techniques that maximize efficiency and minimize consumption.

 

https://www.volkswagenag.com/en/news/stories/2020/08/record-breaking-all-electric-drive-to-switzerland.html

 

JEEP WRANGLER 4XE PLUG-IN HYBRID WILL DEBUT THIS DECEMBER

"Jeep’s plan to electrify its lineup by 2022 is well underway. In July, the brand revealed the Renegade and Compass 4xe PHEVs. Soon, they’ll be joined by another – the Wrangler 4xe. We first heard about Jeep’s electrified boxy off-roader in January with the automaker promising to share more information later this year. Time is running out, but it appears Jeep will fulfill its promise, announcing today it’ll reveal the Wrangler 4xe this December." reports Motor1: "Jeep uses a turbocharged 1.3-liter four-cylinder to power its other PEHVs, but rumors persist the automaker will pair the Wrangler’s existing 3.6-liter V6 mill with the electrified components."

 

https://www.motor1.com/news/440835/2021-jeep-wrangler-4xe-december-debut/

 

GREENE KING TO INSTALL CHARGING POINTS

"Brewery and pub company Greene King is to install charging points for electric vehicles across all of its suitable pubs as the UK approaches the deadline for the sale of new petrol and diesel cars." writes The Independent: "The company has a portfolio of 2,700 managed and tenanted pubs, and the first phase of the roll out will see charging stations installed at 900 premises by the end of 2020. The company has signed an agreement with firms Raw Charging and Drive Energi to install the charging points. The first one was made available to customers earlier this month at The Churchill, in Royal Wootton Bassett."

 

https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/electric-vehicle-charging-greene-king-pubs-a9686356.html

 

FORD STARTS CONSTRUCTION ON NEW FACTORY FOR ELECTRIC F-150 PICKUP TRUCK

"Ford has started construction on a new factory to build the upcoming electric F-150 pickup truck next to its current pickup factory in Dearborn, Michigan." says Electrek: "Ford sold about 900,000 F-Series pickup trucks last year, bringing in around $42 billion in revenue. The US automaker has a plan to bring an electric F-150 to market, but not much is known about it."

 

And Bloomberg said: "Ford will temporarily shut a factory in Michigan next month to install machinery for the redesigned F-150 pickup going on sale next year. The automaker also is constructing a new facility adjacent to its Dearborn, Michigan, truck plant to build an electric version of the F-150, according to people familiar with the project. Prototype production is expected to start next year, said the people, who asked not to be identified revealing internal plans."

 

https://electrek.co/2020/08/25/ford-construction-new-factory-electric-f-150-pickup-truck/

 

 

 

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Aug 25, 2020
24 Aug 2020 | Tesla Fights Back Against Owners Modding Cars
21:40

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VOLKSWAGEN INTRODUCES GOLF EHYBRID AND GOLF GTE PLUG-IN HYBRIDS

Volkswagen is electrifying the eighth generation of the Golf with two new plug-in hybrid versions: the Golf eHybrid and Golf GTE. This means that no less than two Golf models are now available as plug-in hybrid models for the first time.

The new Golf plug-in hybrid versions feature a 50 percent-higher energy capacity (13 kWh) compared with the plug-in hybrid drive of the Golf Mk7. This allows a wider electric range. When the battery is charged, the Golf eHybrid and Golf GTE start electrically and therefore with zero local emissions.

The Golf eHybrid covers up to 80 kilometres fully electrically, while the Golf GTE boasts a locally zero emissions range of up to 62 kilometres. The E-MODE also permits all-electric driving on country roads and motorways.

 

CHINESE EV MAKER XPENG LOOKS TO RAISE UP TO $1.11 BILLION IN U.S. IPO

"Chinese electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer XPeng said it hopes to raise up to $1.11 billion in its initial public offering (IPO) in New York, seeking to ride the enthusiasm for EVs even as U.S.-China relations remain strained." says Autobog: "The company said on Friday it intends to sell 85 million shares American depositary share (ADS), each representing two class A ordinary share, priced between $11 and $13 per share. At the top end of the range, XPeng's valuation stood at $9.17 billion. Share prices of EV makers including Tesla and Nio have surged in recent months. Founded in 2014, Guangzhou-based XPeng delivered its first Xpeng G3 vehicle to customers in December 2018 and launched a second model in April this year. The company manufactures cars in two factories in China."

 

https://www.autoblog.com/2020/08/21/xpeng-ipo-valuation/

 

NIO TO EXPAND TO EUROPE IN 2021

"The Chinese electric car startup Nio wants to implement its expansion plans faster than originally planned. Nio currently operates exclusively in China – now first vehicles from the manufacturer are to be offered in Europe as early as the second half of 2021." according to electrive: "Company CEO William Li announced that the brand is to be represented in the most important global markets by 2023/2024. In Europe, Nio initially plans to compete in individual countries but has not yet revealed which countries these will be.  It is quite possible that Nio could offer its models at significantly favourable prices in Europe. So far the startup offers their ES8, ES6 and EC6 in China."

 

https://www.electrive.com/2020/08/24/nio-to-expand-to-europe-in-2021/

 

TESLA FIGHTS BACK AGAINST OWNERS HACKING THEIR CARS TO UNLOCK PERFORMANCE BOOST

"Tesla is starting to fight back against owners who are hacking their cars to unlock a performance boost that the automaker is itself selling as a software update. The most recent example is offering a $2,000 “Acceleration Boost” for the Model 3 Dual Motor. It unlocks roughly 50 hp in the Model 3 powertrain and shortens the 0 to 60 mph acceleration to 3.9 seconds." writes Fred at Electrek: "Earlier this year, we reported on a company called Ingenext that released a device that enabled Tesla owners to unlock the same capacity for half the price.  All Model 3 owners have to do is plug a connector to their MCU, and they automatically get the 50 hp boost plus a few other features from Ingenext, like a “Drift mode.” But as it was suspected, Tesla is starting to fight back against the hack. Tesla says that it detected “incompatible vehicle modification,” and that it could result in a “potential risk of damage or shutdown.” The notification apparently stays stuck on the screen like that, but the vehicle remains drivable."

 

Ingenext said they'll have a patch in the next couple of weeks

 

https://electrek.co/2020/08/22/tesla-fights-back-against-owners-hacking-unlock-performance-boost/

 

PERFORMANCE BOOST UPGRADE COMPANY IS NOW WORKING ON TESLA MODEL 3 SR+

The same company is also working on an upgrade to the Model 3 Standard Range Plus, but not for better performance

“Here is the list of features that will be available for this module:

 

- rear heated seats control with the web app or by the rear passenger with rear windows switches;

 

- ambient lights;

 

- automatic driver door opening;

 

- automatic frunk and trunk opening with proximity sensors;

 

- drift mode;

 

- battery pack heating;

 

- live data: battery pack state of health, beginning of life pack energy, full nominal pack energy, isolation resistance of the battery, HV battery voltage, and current, LV battery voltage and current, battery, and charger temperature.

 

We are also working on a module for the Model Y.”

 

https://insideevs.com/news/440643/ingenext-upgrade-tesla-model-3-sr/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=RSS-all-articles

 

HUBJECT & ENEL X STREAMLINE CHARGING PAYMENTS

"Hubject has selected Enel X Financial Services, a subsidiary of Enel X, to provide financial services for payments between charging point operators (CPOs) and e-mobility service providers  (EMPs) on its Intercharge eRoaming platform." says electrive: "The service, called Intercharge Settlement, will provide an automated, future-proof payment and invoicing solution and will be available in all eurozone countries by the end of this year. The aim of the new service is to reduce B2B process costs and help improve the profitability of all partner companies involved. Hubject says the partnership is also expected to facilitate “eRoaming as a key enabler of the widespread adoption of electric vehicles”."

 

https://www.electrive.com/2020/08/24/hubject-enelx-streamline-charging-payments/

 

FIAT E-DUCATO LAUNCHED

"Fiat has confirmed UK pricing and specifications for the E-Ducato, it's pure-electric large van. Starting at £47,675 (exc VAT inc PiVG) the E-Ducato has a range of up to 148 miles on a charge, and comes with a choice of two battery options." accordin gto NExt Green Car: "The 79 kWh E-Ducato has the headline 148 mile range figure, though there's also a 47 kWh model with a range of up to 78 miles on a charge. Those figures rise to 192 and 99 miles respectively for the WLTP City range - that completed within an urban environment. The E-Ducato is Fiat's first entry into the electric vehicle market - a pure-EV Fiat 500e is on its way - and both will charge at up to 50 kW from DC units. AC charging is possible at up to 7 kW on the 47 kWh model and 11 kW on the 79 kWh E-Ducato. The panel van is available in two different heights, and three wheelbase wheelbase sizes. The chassis cab is available in three lengths and four wheelbase sizes."

 

https://www.nextgreencar.com/news/8971/fiat-educato-launched/

 

ŠKODA ENYAQ IV NEARLY READY FOR ITS ELECTRIC LAUNCH

"On September 1st, the ŠKODA ENYAQ iV will have its first 15 minutes of fame at its world premiere in Prague, the Czech Republic." according to CleanTechnica: " “The cars come with an 11 kW onboard charger and can obtain an 80% recharge in 40 minutes using a 125 kW Level 3 charger. Bringing extra attention to the ENYAQ and letting it have its world premiere before the ID.4 has one gives it more room to shine and stimulate the idea that ŠKODA is also super serious about electrification."

 

CEO Bernhard Maier says:

 

“The ENYAQ iV marks the beginning of a new era for ŠKODA, it is the figurehead of our E-Mobility campaign. With it, we’re making E-Mobility Simply Clever thanks to long ranges and short charging times. At the same time, the ENYAQ iV takes ŠKODA-typical virtues such as superior interior space, a trendsetting design and maximum functionality to a new level. Our first all-electric e-model based on Volkswagen Group’s modular electric car platform will be built at our main plant in Mladá Boleslav, at the heart of ŠKODA. This is an important step towards securing the future of the location and safeguarding jobs in the region.”

 

https://cleantechnica.com/2020/08/20/skoda-enyaq-iv-nearly-ready-for-its-electric-launch/

 

 

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21 Aug 2020 | VW ID.4 Begins Series Production
24:16

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SERIES PRODUCTION OF VOLKSWAGEN ID.4 BEGINS

From VW: Volkswagen’s electric offensive continues to gather speed: Series production of the brand’s first all-electric SUV, the ID.4, gets underway in Zwickau. The world premiere of the ID.4 follows at the end of September. Preparations to roll out the electric SUV at international level are also in full swing. Pre-production of the ID.4 has already started at the Anting plant in China, the Chattanooga site will start the ID.4 production in 2022. The SUV will initially be launched with rear-wheel drive, while an electric all-wheel drive version will be added a later date.

 

PushEVs points out: "The Volkswagen ID.4 made in Europe is using the new NCM 712 battery cells made by LG Chem in Poland. Later on, the made in USA version will get its battery cells from SK Innovation and the made in China version will probably get its battery cells from CATL. Made with very energy dense and affordable NCM 712 batteries – that cost below 100 euros per kWh -, the expensive Volkswagen ID.3 and ID.4 will be extremely profitable electric cars (on average way more than 15.000 euros per unit). That’s why Volkswagen will only try to sell the cheaper electric triplets (UpMiiGo) made on the old MQB platform when it’s required to reach EU emissions targets. This year thanks to the COVID-19 lockdowns, ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) car sales dropped a lot, this is great but also means that Volkswagen won’t have to sell as many electric cars as it was previously expected. The very profitable ID.3 and ID.4 will be enough to comply with EU emissions regulations and VW doesn’t need to sell any more triplets this year."

 

https://pushevs.com/2020/08/20/series-production-of-volkswagen-id-4-begins-in-zwickau/

 

TESLA IS ROLLING OUT SUSPENSION UPDATE WITH REAL-TIME VISUALIZATION

"Tesla has started rolling out a new suspension update with real-time visualization of the suspension for Model S and Model X vehicles equipped with the new fully-adaptive damping suspension." says Fred at Electrek: "Model S and Model X vehicles have long been equipped with a standard “smart” air suspension, but when Tesla launched the new Raven Model S and Model X vehicles last year, it updated the vehicles with a new adaptive suspension."

 

Tesla said: "You can now see a real-time visualization of how the suspension system is dynamically adjusting each wheel’s damping to account for changing road conditions. Tap “Show Suspension Data” to get even more real-time information. Adaptive Suspension Damping now has an ADVANCED setting that allows you to set custom levels of Ride Comfort and Handling in addition to the existing COMFORT, AUTO, and SPORT settings. We have simplified the Tesla suspension control logic to better support both temporary and more permanent heights. If Ride Heights is manually adjusted to High or Very High, your car now automatically lowers after you drive a short distance. For snowy or off-road conditions, tap “Keep” next to the Ride Height slider to keep the height at High or Very High until you reach the maximum allowed speed. For steep driveways or places where you repeatedly need a higher ride height, tap “Always Auto-Raise at this location.” This feature will raise suspension to the saved height when re-entering the location.”

 

https://electrek.co/2020/08/21/tesla-suspension-update-real-time-visualization/

 

TESLA’S AUTOPILOT TO BENEFIT FROM UK PUSH FOR AUTONOMOUS DRIVING

"The UK government already has said that by spring 2021, hands-free driving could become legal on the country's roads. In preparation for this transition, officials and pertinent organizations are now initiating a deeper dive into the technology." says Tesmanian: "The call for evidence will look at the Automated Lane Keeping System (ALKS)--an automated technology that can take over control of the vehicle at low speeds, keeping it in the lane on motorways. Following the approval of ALKS Regulation in June 2020 by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)--of which the UK is a member--the technology is likely to be available in cars entering the UK market from Spring 2021. The government is acting now to ensure that regulation is ready where necessary for its introduction."

 

https://www.tesmanian.com/blogs/tesmanian-blog/hands-free-driving-could-be-made-legal-on-uk-roads-by-spring-2021

 

CHINESE EV MAKER NIO LAUNCHES BATTERY LEASING SERVICE

"Chinese electric vehicle (EV) maker Nio Inc has launched a battery leasing service that will allow drivers to buy an EV without owning the battery pack - one of the most expensive EV components - thereby lowering the starting price of its cars." reports Reuters: "The service, called “battery as a service” (BaaS), entails drivers paying a monthly rental fee for use of the batteries. The cheapest Nio car after subsidies is now an ES6 sport-utility vehicle (SUV) priced 273,600 yuan ($39,553) without ownership of the battery pack, versus 343,600 yuan including the pack. Nio operates 143 battery-swapping stations around China, where drivers can swap spent battery packs for fully charged replacements.  Nio’s battery packs are the same shape and size across its lineup, which is comprised of three SUVs. EV models from peer BAIC BluePark New Energy Technology Co Ltd also have standardised batteries."

 

https://in.reuters.com/article/nio-battery-electric/chinese-ev-maker-nio-launches-battery-leasing-service-eyes-global-market-idINKBN25G0V4?il=0

 

ELECTRIC I-PACE SUV GETS A CHEAPER MODEL... FOR GERMANY

Jaguar is working on a new entry-level I-PACE but it could be a Europe-only affair. It looks to be a limited-edition model, which is strange considering it makes less power and costs less than the full-fat model, called the ‘EV320 SE’. That numbers refers to the metric horsepower, which translates to 238kW. " according to stuff.co.nz: "Jag reckons the SUV will hit 100kmh in 6.4 seconds, compared to 4.8 for the existing EV400. Velocity tops out 180kmh versus 200kmh but range is an identical 480km. Being a special edition, the EV320 gets optional extras thrown on as standard. That includes 20-inch wheels, an electrically-opening boot, electric heated mirrors, LED headlights, 14-way adjustable leather sports seats, driving assists and a pair of touchscreens on the centre console. The UK isn’t getting this model, with currently confirmed countries including Germany and Norway."

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/122514625/electric-ipace-suv-gets-a-cheaper-model-for-germany

 

BRITISH ARMY TRIALS HYBRID-POWERED MILITARY VEHICLES

"Hybrid technology is being tested by the British Army in two of its armoured vehicles as a way to improve sustainability and enhance stealth capabilities." says the Daily Mail: "The innovative hybrid electric-drive system will be developed by Coventry-based NP Aerospace along with General Dynamics UK, Supacat and Magtec. Alongside delivering multiple technical and operational enhancements, the introduction of hybrid technology will ultimately reduce the Army's reliance on fossil fuels"

 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8646565/British-Army-trials-hybrid-powered-military-vehicles-improve-stealth.html

 

UK SAFARI RE-OPENS USING ELECTRIC VEHICLES

"" Hyundai is helping leading family Theme Park and Zoo, Chessington World of Adventures Resort get going again by providing electric cars for the resort's a brand-new Safari Adventure VIP Experience." says Motor1: "In a first for a UK attraction, guests will be driven by a park ranger in a fleet of fully-electric Kona crossovers, travelling among zebras, giraffes and more in the resort's African animal Wanyama Reserve."

 

https://uk.motor1.com/news/439716/uk-safari-re-opens-using-electric-vehicles/

 

LYFT JOINS EV100

"Lyft, the ride-sharing company from the US, has joined EV100 by announcing its commitment to reaching 100% electric vehicles on its platform by 2030." says Smart Transport website: "The company is estimating that making the switch will save drivers on its platform around $10 billion in reduced vehicle operating expenses. EV100 is an initiative by international non-profit The Climate Group, bringing together over 70 companies committed to accelerating the transition to electric vehicles (EVs) and making electric transport the new normal by 2030.  Other members include Lime, AstraZeneca, and Ingka Group (IKEA)."

 

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RENAULT INTRODUCES ZOE IN SOUTH KOREA

"Renault, through its Renault Samsung Motors subsidiary (owned in 80.1% by Renault and 19.9% by Samsung), is introducing in South Korea its flagship electric car Renault ZOE." reports InsideEVs: "After deducting generous subsidies of about 11.9 million won ($10,075), the effective prices are from 28.1 to 32.1 million won ($23,900 to $27,300). We can guess that Renault targets to sell at least a few thousand ZOE per year in the country, which might become the largest export market for ZOE outside Europe."

 

https://insideevs.com/news/439808/renault-zoe-south-korea/

 

ELECTRIC VEHICLE SALES TRIPLE IN AUSTRALIA

"Sales of electric vehicles in Australia tripled in 2019 despite a lack of government support, according to the industry’s peak body. The country’s network of electric vehicle charging stations was also growing, the Electric Vehicle Council’s annual report found, including a rise in the number of faster charging stations" writes The Guardian: " There are now 28 electric models on sale, with eight priced below $65,000. Six more were due to arrive before the end of 2021, including two priced below $50,000, the council’s report said. The Morrison government promised a national electric vehicle strategy would be finalised by the middle of this year, but the policy has been delayed. The prime minister, Scott Morrison, last year accused Labor of wanting to “end the weekend” and force people out of four-wheel drives."

 

Mein Urlaub mit dem ID.3

https://www.slinkedin.com/pulse/mein-urlaub-mit-dem-id3-herbert-diess/?trackingId=%2Fp6xj%2FhYvRFRWxMENi8%2FbA%3D%3D

 

Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Group. Blogging his Summer holiday in an ID.3

 

From Google Translate: "We had a great time with the ID.3 on the way to Italy and there. Vacation trips with modern electric cars are already working really well today. The cars offer so much comfort and drive so confidently that the vacation can begin with great serenity even with the vacation trip. The charging infrastructure between Munich and Lake Garda was also well developed, only the charging stations will have to be displayed more precisely on our navigation systems in the future - there is currently a discrepancy of around 200 meters with some. Many people saw the vehicle live for the first time during my trip. I was really pleased with the reactions. The curious and interested looks show: The ID.3 is cool!

 

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20 Aug 2020 | Porsche Taycan Gets Downloadable Upgrades
20:05

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Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Thursday 20th August 2020. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to.

 

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PORSCHE TAYCAN TO FEATURE PLUG&CHARGE AND DOWNLOADABLE UPGRADES

"Starting in October, there will be numerous innovations for the Porsche Taycan at the change of the model year. The new Plug & Charge function allows for automated charging and payment without a card or app. Other innovations include Functions on Demand, FoD, and faster acceleration. Physical changes include a colour head-up display and an on-board charger with a charging capacity of up to 22 kW. " says electrive: "Plug-and-Charge based on ISO standard 15118 enables the charging process to start automatically. So far, Plug & Charge is already operational at Ionity charging stations in Germany, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Italy and the Czech Republic. Twelve more European countries will follow at the start of 2021, according to Porsche. In the US and Canada, Plug & Charge will also be available from Electrify America and Electrify Canada at “many charging points” as of the start of 2021. Drivers may choose to subscribe or else opt-in for certain functions online. Other new FoDs include automated driving features such as Active Lane Keep Assist that keeps the vehicle in the centre of the lane with continuous steering intervention. InnoDrive adapts the speed to the conditions ahead. Both functions are available for a fee of 19.50 euro per month or 808.10 euro each as a purchase option. "

 

And as per Autocar: "Also new for the 2021 model year is a battery preservation function that restricts charging capacity where appropriate to reduce power loss. At an 800v Ionity rapid-charging station, for example, drivers can slow the charging speed from 270kW to around 200kW using a new charging mode selector on the central display.  The Taycan can also now be specified with a power guard function, which prevents a system overload when charging domestically and allows for it to be charged using excess electricity generated by a building’s solar panels. "

 

https://www.electrive.com/2020/08/19/my21-porsche-taycan-comes-with-plug-and-charge-plus-fod/

 

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/2021-porsche-taycan-gains-wireless-upgrades-and-new-options

 

LUCID AIR WILL BE FASTEST CHARGING EV: ADDS 300 MILES OF RANGE IN 20 MINUTES

"We recently learned the Air has an estimated 517-mile driving range (by EPA testing standards). That, combined with the fast-charging ability of being able to accept over 300 kW of power, will make the Air an excellent choice for long road trips." says InsideEVs: "The Lucid has the best of both worlds. It can charge at the highest rate of any EV, and it is also one of the most efficient EVs. That combination makes it the fastest-charging EV, as it can recharge at a rate of roughly 20 miles of range per minute of charging. Lucid's extraordinarily high charging rate is possible because of its 900V electrical architecture, including custom lithium-ion battery cells, a highly sophisticated battery (BMS), and thermal management system (TMS), as well as the Lucid Air’s powertrain efficiency. As for AC charging, Lucid is also pushing the limits and is equipping the Air with a 19.2 kW onboard charger which can replenish 80 miles of range per hour."

 

https://insideevs.com/news/439835/lucid-air-fastest-charging-ev/

 

LUCID AIR WILL OFFER VEHICLE TO GRID POWER

"The company is also developing a home charger that it claims will be “the first AC charging stations with bi-directional charging ever offered.” Most EV chargers are unidirectional, meaning electricity flows from the electrical grid to the vehicle. Lucid claims its chargers will flow two ways, thus bidirectional. This will allow customers to use their Lucid Air to power their homes or “off-grid vacation properties,” Lucid Motors said." says The Verge.

 

https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/19/21375308/lucid-motors-air-ev-charging-time-miles-minutes

 

PANASONIC TO INVEST $100M IN EV BATTERY PLANT IN US FOR TESLA.

"Panasonic will boost production capacity of batteries for Tesla next year in an investment expected to exceed $100 million, Nikkei learned on Wednesday." writes Nikkei today: "The investment will be made in Gigafactory 1, a battery plant in the U.S. state of Nevada with 13 production lines. Panasonic will add another line, increasing capacity by 10% to 39 gigawatt-hours per year. This is the first capacity expansion at Gigafactory since it opened in 2017. Panasonic is also upgrading the batteries being produced at Gigafactory, raising each battery's storage capacity by 5%, starting in September. With annual production capacity set to exceed 1 million vehicles next year, the capacity for battery production is also likely to increase, Panasonic officials say."

 

https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Automobiles/Panasonic-to-invest-100m-in-EV-battery-plant-in-US-for-Tesla

 

POLESTAR CONFIRMS WESTFIELD LONDON AS ITS FIRST UK SPACE

"Polestar has announced the location of its first UK Space, located in Westfield London. Also known as Westfield White City or Westfield Shepherds Bush, the largest shopping centre in Europe was an obvious choice of location for the growing Swedish electric performance brand." according to Conceptcarz.com: "The Westfield Space is situated at the heart of where people go to shop and relax, for a seamless and hassle-free customer journey. Minimalist design and integrated digital interactivity ensure the product remains the focus. Non-commissioned Polestar Specialists are there to inform consumers about the brand and its products before moving to the brand's website to order their car directly from the Swedish manufacturer"

 

https://www.conceptcarz.com/a38409/polestar-westfield-london-uk.aspx

 

SECOND PLUG-IN HYBRID JOINS VOLVO XC40 LINE-UP

"Arriving ahead of the early 2021 launch of the fully electric XC40, the new XC40 Recharge Plug-in Hybrid T4 joins the existing Recharge Plug-in Hybrid T5. The T4 plug-in hybrid brings a lower-powered and priced alternative to the T5, opening up plug-in hybrid technology to a wider market. It uses a 129hp 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine and an 82hp electric motor with seven-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. The 10.7kWh rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides an all-electric range of up to 27 miles" reports Fleet World: "Its sub-£40,000 price tag also means the Recharge Plug-in Hybrid T4 avoids the £325 Vehicle Excise Duty surcharge. It’s available in R-Design and Inscription equipment grades, priced from £39,130 on the road and starts first deliveries to UK customers from October 2020."

 

https://fleetworld.co.uk/second-plug-in-hybrid-joins-volvo-xc40-line-up-as-diesels-exit/

 

VOLVO CUTS PRICES ON PLUG-IN HYBRID LINEUP

". According to an early order guide, prices for 2021 Recharge T8 plug-in hybrids can be up to $7,750 cheaper than 2020 models. The most significant price change is found on the S60 T8 sedan as a new entry-level model is available starting at $48,645 (including destination) which is $7,750 less than the 2020 entry-level model. " writes Carsdirect.com: "Given that the price cut is only on the PHEV models, this moves the price point much closer to the T5 and T6 gasoline versions. In the case of the S60, the R-Design Expression (the new entry-level plug-in hybrid model) is available as low as $43,226 after accounting for the federal tax credit. That’s $19 less than the cheapest T6 Momentum AWD model which starts at $43,245. For all eligible models, the tax credit equates to $5,419."

 

https://www.carsdirect.com/automotive-news/volvo-cuts-prices-on-plug-in-hybrid-lineup

 

HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC DEBUTS FAST ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGER IN PUKALANI

 

Firstly thanks to Jim Burness from NationCarCharging.com, yesterday I asked what CHP stood for, and Jim kindly informed me: California Highway Patrol!

"Electric vehicle drivers can now power up at a newly installed Hawaiian Electric fast charging station at the Pukalani Terrace Center in Upcountry Maui." says Hawaiian Electric: "This publicly-accessible DC fast charger owned and operated by Hawaiian Electric offers a new lower rate during daytime hours to encourage charging when solar energy is typically abundant. The company expects to install new fast chargers with the EV-Maui rate at three additional locations in Central, South, and West Maui later this year once site agreements are confirmed."

 

https://www.hawaiianelectric.com/hawaiian-electric-debuts-fast-electric-vehicle-charger-in-pukalani

 

“RUSSIA HAS CREATED THE CHEAPEST ELECTRIC CAR IN THE WORLD” – ZETTA CM1

"As reported by the spanish newspaper La Vanguardia, Russia has created the cheapest electric car in the world. The new electric car Zetta CM1 will be released at the end of the year with a price tag of approximately €5200. The vehicle has been developed by Russian Engineering and Manufacturing Company (REMC)." says RusAutoNews.com. 27hp hub motors on each wheel. 120kmh. 10kWh battery.

 

http://rusautonews.com/2020/08/18/russia-has-created-the-cheapest-electric-car-in-the-world-zetta-cm1/

 

GERMAN STATE REQUIRES SOLAR PANELS ON NEW, NON-RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS

"many buildings get constructed with no thought for rooftop solar. The German state of Baden-Württemberg is changing that in its jurisdiction. It is requiring that all new non-residential buildings have solar panels on them starting in 2022" says CleanTechnica: "This follows the city-state of Hamburg passing a similar law that goes into effect a year later, in 2023. As a new building is built, everyone must take into account that it has solar panels on top, just as we have to take into account that a new building will have a roof and walls, just as we expect that a new building will be hooked up to the electric grid."

 

https://cleantechnica.com/2020/08/18/german-state-requires-solar-panels-on-new-non-residential-buildings/

 

UK TO REMAIN WITH EU CO2 EMISSION REGULATIONS

"It is looking like the UK is to remain with EU regulation on CO2 emission standards even after leaving the European Union at the end of this year. A new consultation points out as much and is open for comments until 21 August." according to electrive: "When made into legislation as proposed, the UK will keep the EU’s 15% CO2 emission reduction target for cars and vans from 2025, and a 37.5% reduction for cars and 31% for vans come 2030. Carmakers will face fines of 86 British pounds instead of 95 euros for every gram of CO2 exceeded. The limit is 95 grams per km, and manufacturers will still base their targets on the average weight of vehicles sold."

 

https://www.electrive.com/2020/08/19/uk-to-remain-with-eu-co2-emission-regulations/

 

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19 Aug 2020 | Lucid SUV Spotted On A Filming Day
25:11

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LUCID SUV SPOTTED

"Driving through Pescadero someone came across a Lucid shoot and took these pics. They blocked off the road with CHP for the Lucid Air & Lucid SUV. The pics aren’t that great - direct quote: "My iPhone 10 zoom isn’t clear enough to show how beautiful these Lucid cars are. I’d buy one now!" The shoot appears to be in preparation for the reveal? Here they are. With differences in outdoor lighting, shadows, background, and taken with an iPhone 10 zoom it's nearly impossible to see the true colors."

 

8 photos.

 

https://lucidowners.com/threads/here-they-are-lucid-air-suv-pics.39/

 

GENESIS EG80 ALL-ELECTRIC LUXURY SEDAN SPIED NEAR THE NURBURGRING

"Genesis updated its flagship sedan earlier this year, etching the GV80 SUV's design onto the refreshed model. It debuted with two gas engines, and, outside the US, a diesel. However, new spy photos from near the Nurburgring show the luxury brand is developing another powertrain for the G80 – an all-electric one. " says Motor1: "There are zero details about the electric powertrain. We don't know how many motors it'll have, its range, or the battery pack's capacity. TheKoreanCarBlog.com reported last month that the eG80 would compete against cars like the Tesla Model S, Mercedes EQS, and others, and it'll arrive within two years. Genesis is also developing the ability to perform over-the-air firmware updates to the vehicle like Tesla does with its model, giving the eG80 the capability to change and improve a range of vehicle functions."

 

https://www.motor1.com/news/439662/genesis-g80-all-electric-spy-photos/

 

BOLLINGER DOUBLES STAFF AND MOVES TO MICHIGAN

"Bollinger Motors has quickly made itself at home since moving to Michigan from New York. From a studio space to a headquarters in Ferndale, both in the Metro Detroit area, it has continued to develop and show off prototypes of its all electric B1 sport ute and B2 pickup truck. Its staff has grown considerably, and its looming product portfolio has grown, too (now including an electric chassis cab based on the B2 for commercial applications)." writes Autoblog: "The move comes as Bollinger plans to double its workforce to about 80 team members by the end of the year. The all-electric B1 and B2 are designed for serious off-roading. They feature a dual-motor powertrain that delivers 614 horsepower and 688 pound-feet of torque, have a payload of over 5,000 pounds, and a towing capacity of 7,500 pounds. An adjustable hydro-pneumatic suspension and portal axles allow the driver to choose between 10 and 20 inches of ground clearance. They each feature a 120-kWh lithium-ion battery pack."

 

https://www.autoblog.com/2020/08/18/bollinger-motors-new-headquarters-oak-park-michigan-staff-to-double

 

TESLA TAPS TSMC AND BROADCOM FOR 7NM HPC PROCESSOR

"The company is reporting teaming with Broadcom to make a new 7nm processor, something known as HW 4.0 -- which will power its next-gen Full Self Driving (FSD) computer. The new 7nm HPC chip will be made on TSMC's 7nm node and will be made later this year -- and put into cars in 2022 and beyond." says TweakTown.com: "Mass production on the new Tesla Motors FSD chip will begin in late 2021, which is mostly because TSMC is absolutely flooded with orders for its 7nm node. AMD is building its entire Ryzen CPU and Radeon GPU families of products on the 7nm node by TSMC, the next-gen Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 consoles and their semi-custom APUs are being made by TSMC, and so much more on 7nm Tesla Motors' new HW 4.0 chip will also make use of TSMC's Integrated FanOut (InFo) packaging technology, something that will reduce the overall package surface area and allow for lower thermal resistance. It will use TSMC's latest System on Wafer (SoW) technology that doesn't require a substrate and PCB in the entire process."

 

Is it HW4? Is it Dojo? ie for their servers? Is it both?

 

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EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT EVS

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KANDI AMERICA ANNOUNCES DETAILS ON $10K EV FOR USA

Kandi is offering a special promotion for the first 1,000 pre-orders for each model. Originally priced at $19,999 MSRP, the K27 is now listed as $17,499. The K23 is discounted from $29,999 MSRP to $27,499. With the $7,500 federal tax credit, this brings the prices down to just $9,999 and $19,999 respectively for eligible buyers.

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NEW TRITIUM 175KW DC FAST CHARGER

The electric vehicle (EV) charging experience is now even closer to the speed of a gas station visit with the new DC fast charger from leading provider, Tritium. The RT175-S smart charging system powers EVs to an 80 percent charge in 15 minutes on average and is the first charger on the U.S. market capable of Plug and Charge, a communications protocol enabling electric vehicles and charging equipment to communicate, authenticate and bill customers via the charging cable. No longer will drivers need an RFID membership card, smartphone application or credit card reader to pay for their charge. With Plug and Charge, a charging session can be automatically and securely billed from the moment the plug connects to the vehicle, regardless of the network operator. This advancement in charging technology streamlines and simplifies the charging experience, while improving customer data security.

 

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/new-tritium-dc-fast-charger-powers-electric-vehicles-to-80-percent-in-15-minutes-301114363.html

 

ELECTRIFY AMERICA COLLABORATES WITH LOVE’S TRAVEL STOPS

"Electrify America, the largest open direct current (DC) fast-charging network in the US will work with Love’s Travel Stops, the US’ industry-leading travel stop network, to bring public ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to seven locations in six US states." says Green Car Congress: "The seven charging stations, located in Oklahoma, New Mexico, Utah, Florida, New York and Arizona, will have a combined 28 EV chargers and be available for public use by early 2021; five locations are already open. The most recent Love’s station opening in Salina, Utah, helped complete a cross-country route of Electrify America chargers spanning from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. Depending on the location, Love’s customers   will have access to chargers ranging in power from 150 kW to 350 kW."

 

https://www.greencarcongress.com/2020/08/20200819-ea.html

 

UK TAKES THE NEXT STEP IN CURBSIDE ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING

"World-first technology that could unlock electric vehicle charging for people without driveways or garages is being trialed across London. Startup company Trojan Energy is installing 200 of its chargers across Brent and Camden. Each charge point is slotted into the ground with a flat and flush connection. The technology has no permanent footprint or street clutter as the hardware is only visible when a vehicle is charging." according to Electric Vehicle Research: "The technology consists of 2 parts - a charge point slotted into the ground, and a 'lance' which is inserted into the charge point in order to charge. The charger can provide charge rates from 2kW to 22kW, and up to 18 chargers can run in parallel from one electricity network connection"

 

https://www.electricvehiclesresearch.com/articles/21466/uk-takes-the-next-step-in-curbside-electric-vehicle-charging

 

JLR PROGRESSES PROJECT ZEUS TO PUSH FCEV FOR MID-2020

"Jaguar Land Rover is working with partners in the British government-sponsored ‘Zeus’ project to develop fuel cell versions of its larger vehicles. A drivable prototype is to be available shortly." says electrive: "JLR was among the carmakers that benefitted from £73.5 million in funding through the Advanced Propulsion Centre that the British government announced in June. In the case of Jaguar Land Rover, the company is using the money to further project Zeus to develop fuel cell technology. Autocar now reports that progress is being made as the first fuel cell concept to emerge from this project will probably be an SUV the size of the Range Rover Evoque. The next-generation Range Rover Evoque’s arrival is expected in the middle of the 2020s. JLR may then use the fuel cell technology for zero-emissions versions of larger models in the future."

 

https://www.electrive.com/2020/08/18/jaguar-land-rover-project-zeus-makes-progress-on-fcevs/

 

 

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18 Aug 2020 | BMW iNEXT To Be A 600Hp Monster
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BMW iNext Will Be Available In Three Versions

"BMW knows it needs to get the production version of the iNext (possibly called iX) right because it will face some stiff electric SUV competition. So it needs to look good, be technologically advanced, have good range and charging capacity, as well as outright performance." says InsideEVs: " the entry level iNext will have 308 horsepower, the mid-range model will have 522 horsepower and the top of the range model will get 610 horsepower. All, even the base model, will come with a dual-motor all-wheel drive setup, although their level of performance will vary quite drastically (the most powerful version is nearly twice as powerful as the entry level model). We still don’t know the exact reveal date for the production model (and its official production name), but BMW has confirmed that series production will commence in July 2021 and it will go on sale in Europe shortly thereafter; the U.S. market will reportedly have to wait one additional year."

 

https://insideevs.com/news/439432/bmw-inext-ix-610-horsepower/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=RSS-all-articles

 

Volvo XC40 diesel models pulled from sale

"Volvo has removed all diesel versions of its XC40 from sale in the UK as it moves away from the fuel in favour of electrified variants" reports Autocar: "A Volvo UK spokesman claimed the decision “is part of Volvo Cars’ ambitious global electrification strategy, which includes our well-established commitment to the phasing out of diesel in the long term. It also reflects the strong shift in customer demand towards petrol and electrified models.”.   available are two Recharge models: a plug-in hybrid (from £39,130) and the electric P8. The latter is available in First Edition form from £59,985, with cheaper variants due later. Models such as the next-generation XC90 seven-seat SUV will ditch diesel in favour of hybrid and electric variants, Volvo has confirmed."

 

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/volvo-xc40-diesel-models-pulled-sale

 

Elon Musk Says Tesla Is Developing a "Beast" Neural Network Training Computer

"Elon Musk took to Twitter on Friday to share a new development in Tesla. He revealed that the firm is developing a Neural Network training computer called “Dojo" that will be a "beast."" says Interesting Engineering: "A follower asked the CEO what will be the next big public release that shows a massive leap in Autopilot Full-Self Driving (FSD). Musk responded that the FSD improvement will come as a "quantum leap." “The FSD improvement will come as a quantum leap, because it’s a fundamental architectural rewrite, not an incremental tweak. I drive the bleeding edge alpha build in my car personally. Almost at zero interventions between home & work. Limited public release in 6 to 10 weeks," said Musk. Musk added that going from 2D to 4D would be a giant improvement. The new system will interpret things like traffic lights, stops, turns, and changes in acceleration in a video setting."

 

https://interestingengineering.com/elon-musk-says-tesla-is-developing-a-beast-neural-network-training-computer

 

Tesla two-factor authentication ‘embarrassingly late’

"Elon Musk tweeted Friday that two-factor authentication for its app is “embarrassingly late” but apparently is now on the way. Musk didn’t provide a timeline, but said on Twitter that two-factor authentication — which adds an additional step to verify a user’s identity at sign-in— is in “final validation.”" says The Verge: "Tesla’s 2FA will be available via SMS and authenticator apps, which are generally considered more secure."

 

https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/15/21370140/musk-tesla-2fa-security-cars

 

Tesla gets approval for next construction phase for Giga Berlin

"Tesla has received approval to begin the next phase of construction at the site of Giga Berlin. On August 17, the Brandenburg State Office for the Environment approved the early start of Tesla’s next construction phase for its European production facility. Construction crews on the site can now begin driving piles as a part of the continuing foundational work." reports JOey for Teslarati: "The main issue that arose from the request was the protection of groundwater at the Giga Berlin property site. Refueling the non-mobile pile drivers that Tesla’s crews need to use for the next phase was the primary concern for those who complained. The fueling process could lead to chemicals being spilled on the ground and contaminating the groundwater in the area. The required protective material will eliminate the possibility of polluting the water located at the Giga Berlin landmass. Additionally, more requirements will be made that will ensure local roads and railways are not damaged from the vibrations that will naturally occur from the piledriving process"

 

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-approval-giga-berlin-next-construction-phase/

 

Tesla breaks ground on world’s largest battery storage facility

"Tesla, a world-renown electric automobile manufacturer along with PG&E recently began the construction of the world’s largest battery storage facility that will be located in Moss Landing (Monterey), California. The energy storage unit will be able to dispatch up to 730-megawatt hours (MWh) of energy to the electrical grid at a maximum rate of 182.5 MW for up to four hours using 256 of Tesla’s lithium-ion (Li-ion) Megapacks. Tesla and PG&E will have the option to upgrade Moss Landing’s capacity to bring the system up to 1.2-gigawatt-hours which could, according to Tesla’s report, power every home in the state of San Francisco for a quarter of the day." says Construction Review Online: "The battery storage facility will be launched in 2021 and will be designed, constructed, and maintained under both Tesla and PG&E. The construction of the Moss Landing site and other such mega-storage projects around the world shows us that there is a massive shift away from hydrocarbon-based power systems towards renewable generation backed up by utility-scale storage."

 

https://constructionreviewonline.com/2020/08/tesla-breaks-ground-on-worlds-largest-battery-storage-facility/

 

RAC launches EV warranty to boost consumer confidence

"Assurant, the RAC’s partner in the aftersales sector, has launched EV One, a warranty product available to all of the network’s 1,500 dealers. It can be applied to any used EV or hybrid – both plug-in and series – up to a maximum of eight years old and with 80,000 miles on the clock at the time of purchase." according to MotorTrader.com: "Cover can be for a variety of periods up to 24 months, and claims can be made at the supplying dealer or almost any other, up to a limit of the vehicle purchase price."

 

Sean Kent, RAC director of sales at Assurant, said: “This is a very timely development with EVs and hybrids – especially plug-ins – starting to appear on the used market in larger numbers and, for the first time really, outside of franchise dealer networks. There is massive public interest in these vehicles but used car customers tend to be quite conservative in their buying choices. The new warranty, which provides the most comprehensive level of cover we have yet offered, is designed to deliver the peace of mind needed for them to feel comfortable with moving away from petrol and diesel power. As demand for EV and hybrids grows, car buyers are going to expect dealers to provide them as part of their stock mix, and the new warranty provides a cornerstone for new sales propositions for these kinds of vehicles."

 

https://www.motortrader.com/motor-trader-news/automotive-news/rac-launches-ev-warranty-boost-consumer-confidence-18-08-2020

 

CATL aims to boost EV range with battery cells installed in vehicle frames

"Chinese battery maker CATL is looking to boost the range of electric cars by packing batteries into vehicle frames, according to a Reuters report published Wednesday. Distributing battery cells throughout a car allows for more total cells, increasing energy-storage capacity and thus range.

This will allow future electric cars to achieve a 500-mile range, CATL chairman Zeng Yuqun said at an industry conference in Wuhan, China" says Green Car Reports: "In 2018, Swedish researchers said they were looking at making the entire vehicle body the battery—encased in carbon fiber. Prior to that, Volvo experimented with storing energy in body panels, using a composite material made from carbon fiber. But barriers remain. Safety is one. Placing the battery in the middle of the vehicle, mostly away from crush zones, in a centralized pack, has helped make it more predictable for first responders in crashes."

 

https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1129239_report-catl-aims-to-boost-ev-range-with-battery-cells-installed-in-vehicle-frames

 

Renault Twingo ZE gets official WLTP ratings

"Now that the Renault Twingo ZE appears at Renault’s German and French websites, we have the official WLTP ratings. There’s good and bad news…" reports Pedro for PushEVs: "he bad news is that Renault’s on-board charger is still very inefficient at low currents. Charging at 10 amps has an efficiency of roughly 70 percent. To have a decent charging efficiency the current should be at least 16 amps, with 32 amps being recommended. Have this in mind when you choose an EVSE (Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment) if you have an electric car made by Renault. The good news is that the WLTP range is higher than was previously estimated by Renault. The WLTP city range is increased from 250 to 270 km and the WLTP combined range is increased from 180 to 190 km. (118 miles) from 22kWh battery. SEAT Mii electric. WLTP combined range: 161 miles. Total battery capacity: 36,8 kWh. Unfortunately the Renault Twingo ZE and the VW electric triplets are only considered as backup plans by their makers. They are the electric cars that Renault and Volkswagen will eventually try to sell only if the sales of the more profitable ZOE and ID.3 aren’t enough to meet EU emissions targets…"

 

https://pushevs.com/2020/08/14/renault-twingo-ze-gets-official-wltp-ratings/

 

Kia Niro EV = New #1 EV In The Netherlands

"Overall, 5,685 plugin vehicles were sold in July, a new year best, pulling the YTD tally back into positive numbers (+15% YoY), thanks to over 25,000 registrations." says Clean Technica: "The Kia Niro EV won last month’s trophy, beating its personal best on the way with a record score of 644 deliveries. In 2nd place we have a surprise — the MG ZS EV won silver, thanks to a year best score of 501 units. In 3rd we also have a kind of surprise, with the VW e-Golf scoring 488 units, a new year best and an amazing performance for a model said to have just a couple more months to live."

 

https://cleantechnica.com/2020/08/16/kia-niro-ev-new-1-ev-in-netherlands/

 

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17 Aug 2020 | Tesla brings in Model Y mega casting machine
16:20

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TESLA BRINGS IN GIANT CASTING MACHINES FOR MODEL Y

https://www.electrive.com/2020/08/17/tela-brings-in-giant-casting-machines/

 

ULTRA FAST, BATTERY-BOOSTED EV CHARGING AT AMPM STORES

https://cleantechnica.com/2020/08/17/how-convenient-ultra-fast-battery-boosted-ev-charging-at-ampm-stores/

 

BIRMINGHAM TO INSTALL 394 RAPID EV CHARGE POINTS

https://www.just-auto.com/news/birmingham-to-install-394-rapid-ev-charge-points_id197248.aspx

 

PEUGEOT E-2008 REVIEW: EV CROSSOVER DRIVEN IN THE UK

https://www.topgear.com/car-reviews/e-2008/first-drive

 

DIGITAL MOTORS WANTS TO BRING TESLA’S INTERNET CHOPS TO EVERY AUTO BRAND

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-08-17/digital-motors-wants-to-bring-tesla-s-internet-chops-to-every-auto-brand

 

GOVERNMENT URGED TO INTRODUCE 15% EV QUOTA FOR CARMAKERS

https://www.fleetnews.co.uk/news/manufacturer-news/2020/08/17/government-urged-to-introduce-15-ev-quota-for-car-makers

 

SPYSHOTS: NEXT BMW X1 SEEN; TO SPAWN IX1 PURE EV

https://paultan.org/2020/08/17/spyshots-next-bmw-x1-seen-to-spawn-ix1-pure-ev/

 

 

 

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Aug 17, 2020
15 Aug 2020 | The Future Of Buying And Selling EVs
51:20

Show #868

 

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Saturday 15th August 2020. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to.

 

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Hello and welcome to a Saturday Special, talking to someone who sells EVs for a living

 

Today's show feature Trey Woeste who is VP of Beechmont Auto Group, he leads a large team driving the traditional dealer model to an EV future. This podcast began life as a Zoom call organised by the City of Cincinnati, and organised by Carla Walker from EV Cincy. You'll hear her voice on the podcast at points today as she was the admin of the Zoom call.

 

Today, I ask Trey about the cars he's selling right now, how his particular dealer group is getting match ready for selling EVs, and his perspective on the wider industry. What are the challenges for dealers? Where do they see themselves in a world which in increasingly going online, and yet sells items which are often the second biggest purchase we make behind our house.

 

I started out asking Trey for a background on his business and then we get into specific EVs.  Before taking questions from the viewers who joined us for the live call.

 

 

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Aug 15, 2020
14 Aug 2020 | Volkswagen to make electric car cells in U.S.
20:46

Show #867

 

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Friday 14th August 2020. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to.

 

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VOLKSWAGEN TO MAKE ELECTRIC CAR CELLS, BATTERY PACKS IN U.S.

"Volkswagen said it was expanding its Chattanooga factory in Tennessee to make electric vehicle cells and battery packs in the United States, alongside assembling electric vehicles. The company said it plans to break ground for a laboratory in Chattanooga to develop and test cells and battery packs for its upcoming car models assembled in the U.S., with the goal of a fully operational lab by spring 2021." reports Autoblog: "Volkswagen’s plan to produce its own cells and battery packs for electric vehicles in the United States follows an emissions scandal at the company, which admitted to using illegal software to cheat pollution tests in the country.  Insourcing electric vehicle cells and battery packs reinforces Volkswagen as one of the most ambitious traditional carmakers in the electric vehicle domain, Credit Suisse analyst Dan Levy said."

 

https://www.autoblog.com/2020/08/13/volkswagen-plans-chattanooga-battery-production/

 

ID.3 IS A 4-SEATER

"VW does not yet seem to have the new electric car technology under control: Those who want the ID.3 with the large battery have to be content with only four seats. that's what it says on the website of a portal that offers the ID.3 in cooperation with a VW dealership: The two currently available Pro S and Tour variants have "unfortunately only 4 seats", it says there. On the other hand, no information can be found on the order pages of VW itself, neither under the technical data nor with the standard equipment of the ID.3" says teslamag.de: "A Volkswagen spokesperson contacted us after this report was published. He confirmed that only four people are allowed to drive in the ID.3 and cited the total weight and the classification in the homologation as reasons. He also referred to the variants with smaller batteries that have five seats. VW is assuming that the ID.3 with the medium-sized battery (58 kilowatt hours, a little more than the smallest Tesla model) will be the volume model."

 

What about similar sided cars on that platform. ID.4, Skoda enyaq, Seat Cupra el-born.

 

https://teslamag.de/news/nur-4-sitzplaetze-schwaeche-elektroauto-vw-id3-alle-konzern-ableger-29523

 

ID.3 FIRST EDITION ORDERING WINDOW EXTENDED

via ludego.com:

 

"Prebooker phase has been extended. bPrebookers can order a First Edition as a first mover until October 4th and receive the first 3 leasing installments or complete winter bikes free of charge. Only the transfer fees are the same for all customers.

 

All First Editions customers with an additional agreement receive:

 

- Performance upgrade (approx. 2 seconds faster from 0 to 100 km / h)

- Pro Performance 58 kWh

- One year of free charging up to 2,000 kWh or € 600 with We Charge

- Design scope of the 1 ST Edition

- Charging with 100 kW DC & 11 kW AC"

 

PORSCHE & CUSTOMCELLS CONSIDER BATTERY FACTORY IN GERMANY

"Porsche and the Fraunhofer spin-off Customcells apparently want to build a battery cell factory in Tübingen. The endeavour is still missing EU approval that would enable state funding. cell manufacturer Customcells is to develop battery cells with Porsche for the next generation of the VW subsidiary’s electric sports cars. The two partners have already founded the joint venture called Cellforce Group for this purpose, and production will be located in Tübingen, south of Stuttgart." says electrive: "The project still has to gain approval from the EU whereby the project would be classified as an IPCEI project (Important Project of Common European Interest), which would enable state funding. So far, the IPCEI project has funded the planned battery cell production of the PSA subsidiary Opel in Kaiserslautern and the battery cell production of BMW in Parsdorf near Munich, which was announced a few weeks ago. In total, the German government intends to invest around three billion euros in various battery cell projects."

 

https://www.electrive.com/2020/08/12/porsche-customcells-consider-battery-factory-in-germany/

 

FORD MUSTANG MACH-E RANGE FIGURES RUMORED TO INCREASE FOLLOWING EPA TESTING

"It's believed that Ford will increase the Mach-E range ratings following official EPA testing that's apparently being conducted now. Though the EPA still doesn't have official figures listed for the range of any of the versions of the Mach-E, rumor has it that the initial figures released by Ford will be revised upwards." says InsideEVs.

 

 

SR, RWD: 230 miles (370 km)

SR, AWD: 210 miles (338 km)

ER, RWD: 300 miles (483 km)

ER, AWD: 270 miles (434 km)

GT with Optional Equipment: 235 miles (378 km)

 

SR: 75.7 kWh (288 lithium-ion cells); 68 kWh usable

ER: 98.8 kWh (376 lithium-ion cells); 88 kWh usable

 

https://insideevs.com/news/438714/ford-mustang-mach-e-range-increase/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=RSS-all-articles

 

HYUNDAI KONA ELECTRIC SETS RANGE RECORD OF 1,026 KILOMETERS

Over the course of a three-day range mission, the pure electric subcompact SUVs each travelled 1,018.7, 1,024.1 and 1,026.0 kilometers (km), exceeding the goal of 1,000 km on a single battery charge. Each distance also represents a record in terms of 64 kWh battery capacity.

The nearly 35-hour test took place at Lausitzring, a racetrack in northeast Germany. Dekra, a European vehicle inspection company that has operated at Lausitzring since 2017, monitored the test process and vehicles, recording 36 driver changes.

. Each vehicle’s air conditioning and entertainment systems remained off, with available power used solely for propulsion. Only the daytime running lights remained on to comply with the legal requirements for road traffic.

The drive teams – one from the renowned German trade magazine Auto Bild and two from Hyundai Motor Deutschland – recorded an average speed between 29 and 31 km/h to reflect typical inner-city traffic speeds in Europe. On the third day, the vehicles managed to cover over 20 km with only 3 percent residual capacity. At zero percent charge, the vehicles continued to drive for several hundred meters before running out of power and coming to a stop.

 

WACKER NEUSON PRESENTS ELECTRIC MINI EXCAVATOR EZ17E

"Wacker Neuson, a German firm based in Munich, is expanding its zero-emission range to include the EZ17e electric mini excavator. The manufacturer now offers 12 electric construction machines in this product series."The EZ17e is designed to operate for a whole working day without intermediate charging. If stationary activities permit, it can also be operated by cable and charged while working on power sources ranging from 100 to 415 volts. The operator can monitor how much he loads the site’s power supply system via a display and disconnect the excavator from the grid if necessary. Charging at 415 volts should take around four hours, according to the manufacturer. The battery also has its own heater to allow operation at low temperatures. Despite the power storage, the excavator is very compact and was designed as a zero-tail – i.e. without rear overhang."

 

https://www.electrive.com/2020/08/13/wacker-neuson-presents-electric-mini-excavator-ez17e/

 

 

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Aug 14, 2020
13 Aug 2020 | Confirmed Deliveries for Polestar 2
22:40

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Confirmed deliveries for Polestar 2

https://www.speakev.com/threads/confirmed-deliveries.152476/page-2

 

Lucid CEO confirms SUV, considers pickup, says “absolutely not” to contract manufacturing

https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1129235_lucid-ceo-confirms-suv-considers-pickup-says-absolutely-not-to-contract-manufacturing

 

Tesla Model Y LR AWD EPA Range/Efficiency Ratings Emerge

https://insideevs.com/news/438768/epa-range-efficiency-ratings-tesla-model-y

 

Tesla researchers show path to next-gen battery cell with breakthrough energy density

https://electrek.co/2020/08/12/tesla-researchers-show-path-next-gen-battery-cell-breakthrough-energy-density/

 

Tesla Developing It's Own Smart Watch For Some Reason

https://www.autospies.com/news/Tesla-Developing-It-s-Own-Smart-Watch-For-Some-Reason-103030/

 

EV confidence targeted by new ‘Hyundai Promise’ approved used car scheme

https://www.am-online.com/news/used-cars/2020/08/12/ev-confidence-targeted-by-new-hyundai-promise-approved-used-car-scheme

 

Tesla could soon bundle solar, energy storage and EV charging products

https://electricalreview.co.uk/tesla-could-soon-bundle-solar-energy-storage-and-ev-charging-products/

 

EV leasing could be the key to greater uptake, says Auto Trader

https://www.motortrader.com/motor-trader-news/automotive-news/ev-leasing-key-greater-uptake-says-auto-trader-12-08-2020

 

Connected Kerb seals the deal to install EV chargers for 3,000-home development.

https://www.current-news.co.uk/news/connected-kerb-seals-the-deal-to-install-ev-chargers-for-3-000-home-development

 

Grants to help fund EV fast charging stations in Michigan

https://www.power-grid.com/2020/08/12/grants-to-help-fund-ev-fast-charging-stations-in-michigan/

 

North London bus garage to become ‘virtual power station’

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/northumberland-park-bus-garage-virtual-power-station-a4523446.html

 

 

 

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Aug 13, 2020
12 Aug 2020 | Huh?! Ford Mustang Mach-E Will Have V8 Sounds
20:59

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"Our fourth E-Vroom Zoom will provide insight into how dealerships are being educated on and playing an increasing role in the adoption of electric vehicles. We'll hear from Trey Woeste of Beechmont Auto Group. EV Cincy is an initiative designed to help build awareness and educate the public about the benefits of electric vehicles and the EV activities happening in and around Cincinnati."

 

What are E-Vroom Zooms?

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2021 SKODA ENYAQ IV EXTERIOR PREVIEWED

"September 1 will be the day when Skoda is going to lift the veil on its first fully electric SUV, but until then, here are more teasers to ease the wait. The Enyaq iV is being previewed yet again today, this time through official renderings giving us a pretty good understanding of how Czech’s Volkswagen ID.4 will look on the outside." repotrs Motor1: "In typical teaser fashion, the alloy wheels are unrealistically large and the door handles are missing. That “Founder’s Edition” badge on the front fender belongs to a special edition capped at 1,895 units to signal Skoda’s inception 125 years ago. The limited-run variant is going to have a slightly different design than the other Enyaq iV versions and will bundle “special features.”. If the range is your top priority, you’ll want to opt for the rear-wheel-drive variant with a single motor mounted at the back and the 82-kWh battery with enough juice to do 311 miles (500 kilometers) between charges. The Enyaq iV RS will become Skoda’s most powerful model ever, packing a dual-motor AWD setup with 302 hp and a 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 6.2 seconds."

 

https://www.motor1.com/news/438652/2021-skoda-enyaq-exterior-teaser

 

ENEL X LAUNCHES CHARGING NETWORK IN BUCHAREST

"Enel X has installed and commissioned a network of 34 charging points for electric cars in Bucharest and the surrounding area. These are mainly AC chargers with 22 kW, but also some DC chargers with up to 50 kW charging capacity." writes electrive: "The current installation in Bucharest is part of Enel X Romania’s plan to build a nationwide network of charging points for electric cars in Romania with approximately 2,500 charging points by 2023. According to the announcement made in 2018, DC charging points with up to 150 kW will also be built. For operation in the city centre of Bucharest, however, Enel X is relying primarily on the AC charging point called ‘JuicePole’ by the company, which provides two charging points (22 kW each). Just this week Enel X announced that the network of public charging stations in Europe has passed the 50,000 charging point mark."

 

https://www.electrive.com/2020/08/12/enel-x-launches-charging-network-in-bucharest/

 

FORD MUSTANG MACH-E WILL SOUNDS LIKE A V8

"Ford is vitally concerned that customers for its upcoming Mustang Mach-E battery electric SUV get to experience all the goodness of the Mustang tradition, so it has created an optional sound system that will recreate the lusty rumble of a real Mustang powered by a real gasoline-powered American V-8." says CleanTechnica: "e world populated by pedestrians and bicyclists so they are aware of its presence. This is a dedicated sound system that interacts with throttle position and torque output to faithfully mimic what the car would sound like if it actually had a real V-8 engine burbling through twin exhaust pipes. The engine noises sound like they’re coming from the front of the vehicle, or “frunk,” but they’re actually coming from the car’s speakers — whether the radio is on or not. Ford says the Mustang Mach-E GT, which starts at $60,500, will sprint to 60 mph in about 3.5 seconds, while the standard car will get to 60 in about 5 seconds. The cars are expected in dealer showrooms about a year from now."

 

https://cleantechnica.com/2020/08/11/braap-rumble-vroom-ford-mustang-mach-e-will-come-with-all-the-sounds-of-a-good-old-v-8-engine/

 

TESLA IS ALREADY HIRING CONSTRUCTION, HR WORKERS IN AUSTIN

"Tesla Inc. officially announced it was bringing its next car assembly plant to Austin a little more than two weeks ago, but the electric carmaker isn’t wasting any time when it comes to establishing a presence on the ground in the Texas capital, with dozens of job openings." says BizJournals.com: "The company has 39 job openings in Austin posted on its career website. But once customer support and energy installation jobs are removed, there appear to be 24 postings related to the gigafactory. And it's possible the company is looking for multiple people to fill some of the open roles. Most of the openings are construction related: construction safety manager, structural designer, civil engineer. Site work has already started at the factory site, northeast of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, off the State Highway 130 toll road. A site plan application for the Tesla factory was filed Aug. 4 with the city of Austin Development Services Department."

 

https://www.bizjournals.com/austin/news/2020/08/07/tesla-austin-factory-already-hiring.html

 

VITESCO TECHNOLOGIES SUPPLIES DRIVE CONTROL UNIT FOR THE VOLKSWAGEN ID.3

The device activates the electric motor, coordinates all commands initiated by the accelerator pedal, plays an integral part in charging and energy management as well as the management of the high-voltage electrical system. It also acts as an interface to the other control units inside the vehicle.

The device also allows connectivity with the outside world to enable software updates, and functional enhancements at any time in the field. As a result, in addition to functional safety, great attention was also placed on cyber security during the development of the new component.

 

https://www.continental.com/en/press/press-releases/2020-08-12-vw-id3-drivetrain-control-230156

 

TESLA CCS COMBO 2 ADAPTERS GET CHEAPER

European V3 Superchargers feature single-cable CCS technology, which are directly compatible with all Model 3 vehicles. Model S and Model X vehicles in region can access V3 Superchargers with a CCS Combo 2 adapter. Model S and Model X owners may use a CCS Combo 2 adapter to connect to compatible third-party networks. All Tesla Model S and Model X vehicles produced after May 1, 2019 have the technical capability to charge at CCS Combo 2 charging sites with the use of a CCS Combo 2 adapter.

 

I have a Model S or Model X produced before May 1, 2019. Can I take advantage of CCS Combo 2 charging?

Schedule a simple service retrofit in order to take advantage of CCS Combo 2 charging via the Tesla CCS Combo 2 adapter. You may schedule a service retrofit at your local Tesla service center via your Tesla mobile app.

 

How much does a CCS Combo 2 service retrofit cost?

CCS Combo 2 retrofit service costs £280, including the cost of a CCS Combo 2 adapter.

 

What is the peak charge rate I can receive with a CCS Combo 2 adapter?

All Model S and Model X owners can currently receive peak charge rates up to 142kW, roughly on par with the fastest charge rates supported by V2 Supercharging (150kW). We will continue to validate this technology as part of the V3 Supercharger rollout and will provide additional information regarding peak charge rates as it is available.

 

2020 CHENGDU MOTOR SHOW EXPLAINS WHY CHINA IS THE GLOBAL EPICENTER FOR EVS

"Despite the fact that most of the world is trying to recover from COVID-19, in China they are already allowing large venues, like the 2020 Chengdu Motor Show, to take place. It ran from July 24 to August 2 and featured an impressive 1,500 cars from various automakers (domestic or otherwise), many of which were plug-in hybrids or electric." says InsideEVs: "Prospective EV buyers in China already have a vast array of very affordable models to choose from and based on what we’ve seen at the Chengdu motor show, they will be treated to more (and better) electric cars in the near future. Many local manufacturers are already showing their second or even third electric vehicle, and there are plenty of models that seem genuinely credible."

 

https://insideevs.com/news/437604/chengdu-motor-show-electric-vehicles-roundup/

 

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11 Aug 2020 | Lucid Air Gets 517 miles range on estimated EPA
22:17

Show #864

 

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"Our fourth E-Vroom Zoom will provide insight into how dealerships are being educated on and playing an increasing role in the adoption of electric vehicles. We'll hear from Trey Woeste of Beechmont Auto Group. EV Cincy is an initiative designed to help build awareness and educate the public about the benefits of electric vehicles and the EV activities happening in and around Cincinnati."

 

What are E-Vroom Zooms?

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Aug 13, 2020 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

 

Lucid Air gets 517 miles of range in third-party testing

https://www.autoblog.com/2020/08/11/lucid-air-electric-car-range-517-miles/#slide-1372598

 

Lucid Air to top Tesla Model S with astonishing 517-mile estimated EPA ran

https://www.teslarati.com/lucid-air-range-517-mile-epa-estimate/

 

BMW Will Soon Introduce Its 545e xDrive PHEVge

https://insideevs.com/news/438015/bmw-545e-xdrive-phev-coming/

 

BMW sets up eDrive zones in the UK

https://www.electrive.com/2020/08/10/bmw-sets-up-edrive-zones-in-the-uk/

 

Tesla Giga Shanghai Phase 2 Construction Can Be Completed in 3-4 months

https://www.tesmanian.com/blogs/tesmanian-blog/tesla-giga-shanghai-phase-2-construction-can-be-completed-in-3-4-months-or-sooner

 

A Faraday Future prototype hits the auction block

https://techcrunch.com/2020/08/10/a-faraday-future-prototype-hits-the-auction-block/

 

Openreach goes electric with Vauxhall Vivaro-e and Corsa-e

https://electriccarsreport.com/2020/08/openreach-goes-electric-with-vauxhall-vivaro-e-and-corsa-e/

 

Seoul: Dirty Diesel Vehicles Banned From Public Fleets In 2025

https://cleantechnica.com/2020/08/11/seoul-dirty-diesel-vehicles-banned-from-public-fleets-in-2025/

 

Rivian releases progress update

https://electrek.co/2020/08/11/rivian-progress-update-electric-pickup-prototypes-production/

 

MINI Electric Car Sales Almost Caught BMW i In H1 2020

https://insideevs.com/news/438030/bmw-mini-plugin-sales-h1-2020/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=RSS-all-articles

 

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Aug 11, 2020
10 Aug 2020 | Hyundai Launches Ioniq As Electric Car Sub-brand
18:39

Show #863

 

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Monday 10th - August 2020. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to.

 

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HYUNDAI LAUNCHES IONIQ ELECTRIC CAR SUB-BRAND

"Hyundai has announced the launch of its all-new Ioniq electric sub-brand, which will see the introduction of three zero-emissions models over the next four years. The first – a production version of the Hyundai 45 concept – will arrive in early 2021." says Driving Electric: "Taking its name from Hyundai’s established low-emission family hatchback, Ioniq will be a brand “dedicated to battery electric vehicles”. All models will utilise the company’s new E-GMP mechanical platform, developed with sister company Kia. The first model to launch will be the Ioniq 5 – a production-ready mid-size electric SUV designed to rival cars like the forthcoming Tesla Model Y. Based on the Hyundai 45 concept, the Ioniq 5 will debut early in 2021."

 

The EV-dedicated platform will allow Hyundai to reimagine the vehicle interior as “smart living space” with highly adjustable seats, wireless connectivity and unique features such as a glove box designed as drawers. The platform paradigm shift will extend into the user interfaces that will be simple, intuitive and ergonomically designed to help occupants feel at ease. Hyundai Motor Group recently announced that the group aims to sell 1 million units of battery electric vehicles and take 10 percent share to become a leader in the global EV field by 2025. Under Strategy 2025, Hyundai Motor Company itself aims to become the world's third-largest automaker of eco-friendly vehicles by 2025, with 560,000 BEV sales in addition to FCEV sales.

 

LUCID AIR LOOKS TO ROCK TESLA'S WORLD WITH TEASED RANGE OF 442 MILES

"Lucid just released a teaser video showing a range figure of some 442 miles for its upcoming Air luxury electric sedan. Will the Air beat the range of the Tesla Model S? Recently, the Tesla Model S became the first electric car with an EPA-certified range of over 400 miles (402, to be exact) and while that's surely an impressive figure, it looks like it will be outdone by the Lucid Air. In a brief teaser video, Lucid hints at the range of the Air. You can watch the counter go up and up and up." says InsideEVs: "Though it's hard to see, we did manage to catch the top number listed and it's a shocking 442 miles. That's a full 40 miles more than the Model S, but is 442 the limit? Or will the Air go even further? At this point we just don't know."

 

https://insideevs.com/news/438027/lucid-air-range-432-miles/

 

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TESLA PAID ALMOST $100 MILLION FOR GIGAFACTORY TEXAS LAND IN AUSTIN

"Tesla has paid almost $100 million for the large piece of land where it is building Gigafactory Texas in Austin. The 2,000-acre land is Tesla’s largest property to date and offers some great potential for expansions." reports electrek: "Now, the original owners revealed how much Tesla paid for the land. Due to the latter being a publicly-traded company, we are able to learn more about the deal with Tesla, who bought the property through its own subsidiary: Colorado River Project LLC,. Tesla hasn’t offered official timelines for the production of its several vehicle programs to be built at the new factory, but we have heard some remarkably aggressive timelines. Heavy machinery has been spotted on the site seven days a week since last month preparing a large part of the site for construction."

 

https://electrek.co/2020/08/09/tesla-paid-100-million-gigafactory-texas-land-austin/

 

BORGWARNER BUILDS INTEGRATED POWER UNIT FOR FORD MUSTANG MACH-E

"BorgWarner is building a power-packed Integrated Drive Module (iDM) for Ford’s new all-electric Mustang Mach-E SUV. The iDM comes complete with a BorgWarner thermal-management system and gearbox integrated with a motor and power electronics from other suppliers, and showcases the company’s system integration expertise."

 

BorgWarner designed and packaged an integrated park module, along with an efficient cooling and lubrication solution to provide optimal thermal-management to the whole iDM system, all within one compact assembly. Beyond its versatile architecture, the company’s iDM delivers a high level of integration, impressive system efficiency and optimal noise, vibration and harshness characteristics.

The iDM is being supplied to power the Mustang Mach-E’s rear-wheel drive and all-wheel-drive configurations. On the all-wheel-drive GT version, BorgWarner is supplying the secondary drive unit to power the front wheels as well. Start of production is slated to begin this year.

 

https://www.borgwarner.com/newsroom/press-releases/2020/08/05/borgwarner-enables-high-performance-eco-friendly-driving-with-latest-integrated-drive-module-for-ford-mustang-mach-e

 

EON AND NISSAN BEGIN FLEET V2G TRIAL

"Energy company EON and Nissan have installed 20 vehicle-to-grid (V2G) chargers as part of a trial to establish the benefits for fleet operators and is looking for more participants." writes Fleet News: "large-scale V2G trial co-funded by Innovate UK. The project is now recruiting further participants for the trial and plans to deploy V2G chargers for organisations across the UK. EON energy customers who enter the V2G trial could save up to an equivalent of 10,000 miles per annum (£308)."

 

https://www.fleetnews.co.uk/news/latest-fleet-news/electric-fleet-news/2020/08/07/eon-and-nissan-begin-fleet-v2g-trial

 

JEEP'S FIRST EV WILL BE SMALLER THAN THE RENEGADE

"iat Chrysler Automobiles can't lean on Tesla for carbon credits forever. It has to electrify, and fast, which is why Jeep will, in short order, introduce a trio of "4xe" plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) based on the Compass, Renegade, and Wrangler. And according to Spanish media, one of the former two will share a birthplace with Jeep's first pure-electric model." reports The Drive: "Spain's Periodismo del Motor reports the first electric Jeep will be manufactured at Jeep's Melfi, Italy facility, which produces 450,000 Compasses and Renegades annually. Both the Compass 4xe and Renegade 4xe will reportedly be built there, suggesting the plant will have the infrastructure in place to handle high-voltage drivetrain components, such as those used in the coming 4xe PHEVs and full EVs."

 

https://www.thedrive.com/news/35442/jeeps-first-ev-will-be-smaller-than-the-renegade-and-built-in-italy-report

 

CHINESE ELECTRIC AUTOMAKER XPENG MOTORS FILES FOR U.S. IPO IN BID TO CHALLENGE TESLA

"Electric vehicle startup Xpeng Motors is planning to list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), becoming the latest electric vehicle maker to launch an IPO in the U.S. to raise new capital to challenge Tesla. Xpeng is hoping to cash in on the current investor trend of pouring money in new electric vehicle startups." says FutureCar: "Xpeng's intent to list on the NYSE comes as Tesla's shares have reached record highs over the past three months, making the California electric vehicle pioneer the world's most valuable automaker as its stock topped $1,600 a share.  Government support for new energy vehicles (NEVs) in China, which have been extended through 2022, has led to a new crop of NEV startups emerging over the past several years to challenge Tesla. Others include U.S. listed NIO and Li Auto, which just raised $1.47 billion in its own U.S. IPO last month."

 

https://m.futurecar.com/4081/Chinese-Electric-Automaker-Xpeng-Motors-Files-for-U-S--IPO-in-Bid-to-Challenge-Tesla

 

JOHNNY CASH'S '70 ROLLS-ROYCE CONVERTED INTO A STEALTH TESLA

"A classic long-wheelbase 1970 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow once owned by Johnny Cash is back on the road with a new, zero-emission spirit, as first reported by Digital Trends." says Car and Driver: "When the Rolls's powertrain reached its end after 130,000 miles, its owner decided to convert the Man in Black's ride (well, one of them, anyway) into an EV using a Tesla Model S as a donor vehicle. The work was done by Shift Electric Vehicles of Albany, Oregon, which has been converting cars to electric power since 2009. The company mostly works on classic cars and hot rods, so this was an ideal pairing for both company and car. Shift EV has worked on other unusual conversions like the record-setting Streamliner, a 1904 Electric Woods Road Wagon, a 1978 Porsche 911, and a helicopter. Yes, a helicopter."

 

https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a33555665/johnny-cash-rolls-royce-tesla-conversion/

 

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Aug 10, 2020
08 Aug 2020 | Saturday Special Interview: Lyft’s 100% Electric Future
22:30

Welcome to a Saturday Special interview, talking to Sam Arons, Director of Sustainability at Lyft. I asked about their plan for 100% electric vehicles on the Lyft platform by 2030, how Lyft will help drivers get into EVs, and why think they can be a trailblazer for other Rideshare and delivery companies to follow. Enjoy the show today!

 

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Aug 08, 2020
07 August 2020 | Cadillac LYRIQ Electric SUV Revealed
21:14

Show #861 

 

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Friday 7th August 2020. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to.

 

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CADILLAC LYRIQ ELECTRIC SUV REVEALED: 300-PLUS MILES OF RANGE, 33-INCH SCREEN

"The Cadillac LYRIQ is the brand's first pure electric vehicle and the first of any GM product to use the new modular electric platform, powered by the company's Ultium long-range batteries. The LYRIQ's 100-kilowatt-hour battery provides it with 300 miles of range, though there's a slight caveat here. This figure is "Based on initial Cadillac testing. Official EPA estimates not yet available." However, by late 2022, the LYRIQ's project on-sale date, that range of 300 miles might seem too low." says InsideEVs: "At-home level 2 charging rates of up to 19 kilowatts are optionally available and DC fast-charging of more than 150 kilowatts is promised. The DC charging figure is not impressive, but we don't yet know it's charging curve or taper, so we won't draw any conclusions as to charging times just yet. LYRIQ will come in both a standard rear-wheel-drive configuration and a "performance" all-wheel-drive option. Visually, the LYRIQ wears the brand's new design language, which incorporates a unique "grille" with distinctive lighting elements, multiple vents within the bumper, and very slim, vertical headlights."

 

Looks like the Dyson car. Model 3 door handles! Old fashioned gear shifter.

 

GM said: "Ultium’s state-of-the-art NCMA (nickel-cobalt-manganese-aluminum) chemistry uses aluminum in the cathode to help reduce the need for rare-earth materials such as cobalt. In fact, GM engineers reduced the cobalt content by more than 70 percent, compared to current GM batteries. A 33-inch-diagonal advanced LED display artfully integrates a single, large screen that spans the viewing area for the driver and incorporates driver information details, infotainment controls and camera views. This new display has the highest pixel density available in the automotive industry today and can display over one billion colors, 64 times more than any other vehicle in the automotive industry, providing a stunning in-vehicle experience unlike anything seen before from Cadillac."

 

Cadillac tonight revealed the first-ever 2023 #Lyriq, an all-electric crossover that will have more than 300 miles of range, rear-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive, GM’s SuperCruise hands-free driving system, remote self-parking, DC fast-charging, and a 33-inch curved screen. 19-speaker sound system, 33" curved LED display and more! Cadillac Lyriq Pricing Expected Under $75,000

 

2021 AUDI E-TRON GETS $8,800 PRICE CUT, PLUS MORE RANGE

"The Audi E-Tron is getting a new and significantly cheaper entry point for the 2021 model year. Audi is introducing an entry-level Premium trim with a base price coming in $8,900 cheaper than last year’s base E-Tron. Now, the base E-Tron last year was the Premium Plus trim, so this is essentially a de-contented E-Tron that you’re getting for far cheaper than before (No Matrix-design LED headlights, heated and ventilated 12-way power front seats, four-way power lumbar for driver & passenger, heated rear seats, 3D Bang & Olufsen sound system, Audi phone box with wireless charging, glass optic and aluminum-look buttons, and the driver assistance package.)" says Autoblog: "That new base price? It’s $66,995, including the $1,095 destination charge. Since the destination charge is $100 more in 2021 than it was in 2020 ($995), that effectively makes the price cut $8,800 year-to-year. The official EPA rating has shot up from 204 miles to 222 miles thanks to a number of optimizations and software enhancements. For starters, Audi has increased the usable amount of the battery by almost 3 kWh up to 86.5 kWh. "

 

https://www.autoblog.com/2020/08/06/2021-audi-e-tron-price-decrease-more-range/

 

TESLA LAUNCHES ITS OWN CAR WRAP SERVICE

"Tesla has launched its own car wrap service through delivery centers starting with five cities in China. Could it be introduced in other markets? The official Tesla customer service Weibo account announced it yesterday." asks Electrek: "It sounds like new Tesla buyers in China can order wraps for their cars directly through Tesla’s delivery centers, and existing owners can do it through service centers. Tesla is starting with five large markets and more are to come in the coming weeks."

 

The Weibo post says: "Tesla is more and more common on the road, and it is getting easier to recognize the wrong car at the charging station. How to make your Tesla different and stand out? Now the Tesla Delivery Center has launched the [Color Changed Car Wrap] product, which can make the vehicle cool! The first batch of online cities: Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Suzhou, and other cities will be launched in mid-August! Many available colors, please contact your local delivery or service center!"

 

https://electrek.co/2020/08/06/tesla-launches-car-wrap-service/

 

KEN BLOCK TO MAKE WORLD RX RETURN IN ELECTRIC FORD FIESTA

"Ken Block will return to the World Rallycross Championship for the opening round of the 2020 season at Holjes in Sweden, racing an electric Ford Fiesta in the new Projekt E support category." says Motorsport.com: "The American will race a new Fiesta ERX built by Manfred Stohl’s STARD outfit, using the single-specification three-motor, four-wheel drive 450kW ‘revelution’ electric powertrain kit developed by Stohl’s concern that is mandated to be used in all cars in the series. STARD recently announced Ford Performance support for its Fiesta ERX customer racing programme, and on Wednesday revealed a tie-up with Citroen Racing to deliver electric versions of the C3 R5 to customers to compete in Projekt E."

 

https://www.motorsport.com/world-rx/news/ken-block-world-rx-ford-fiesta/4850193/?ic_source=home-page-widget&ic_medium=widget&ic_campaign=widget-12

 

WHAT CAR? NAMES UK’S TOP EVS AND PLUG-IN-HYBRIDS

"The UK’s best new electric (EV) and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) cars for every budget have been revealed at the inaugural What Car? Electric Car Awards, held in association with charging point provider Myenergi. The best overall electric and plug-in hybrid cars from across the 16 categories will be named at the What Car? Car of the Year Awards in January 2021." says Motortrader.com

 

Value car            Seat Mii Electric 36.8kWh

Small car             Peugeot e-208 Allure Premium

Family car           Hyundai Ioniq Electric Premium

Family SUV         Kia e-Niro 64kWh 3

Luxury SUV        Jaguar I-Pace EV400 Sa

Executive car     Tesla Model 3 Performance

Performance car             Porsche Taycan 4S

Seven-seater     Tesla Model X (7 seat)

 

https://www.motortrader.com/new-cars/car-names-uks-top-evs-plug-hybrids-05-08-2020

 

ORIGIN ROLLS OUT 150 EV SMART CHARGERS TO CUSTOMERS IN TRIAL OF FUTURE GRID

"Electricity retailer Origin Energy is to roll out smart EV chargers to up to 150 customers to test the ability of electric vehicle charging to be remotely monitored, controlled and optimised to minimise impacts on the electricity grid." says The Driven: "Under the Origin Energy trial, the smart chargers will be integrated into Origin Energy’s Virtual Power Plant platform, allowing for factors like wholesale electricity prices and total grid demand to coordinate how and when EVs are charged. The deployment of smart charging systems is being supported by an $838,000 grant from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, recognising the ability to minimise costs for drivers while supporting the reliability of the electricity system will both facilitate greater uptake of electric vehicle models."

 

https://thedriven.io/2020/08/07/origin-rolls-out-150-ev-smart-chargers-to-customers-in-trial-of-future-grid/

 

KIA ADDS SUPPLY OF E-NIRO AND SOUL MODEL TO UK

"Kia has boosted the UK supply of its popular e-Niro and Soul EV electric crossovers to meet “intense demand” and reduce waiting times.  The Korean brand yesterday announced that last month was its best July on record in terms of UK sales, having shifted 28% more units than in the same period last year. " writes Autocar: "Around 800-900 e-Niros are now on their way to UK dealerships, in addition to the approximately 7000 units sold so far this year. Kia said this will “allow for the shortest lead times for the MY20 e-Niro since launch”. Customers who place an order for the e-Niro now could receive their car as early as next month, Kia added. The newer Soul EV has also fulfilled its UK allocation of around 1200 units, so Kia is upping supply slightly to meet demand. A UK spokesperson for the brand estimated that it would sell roughly 1400 Soul EVs in 2020."

 

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/kia-boosts-supply-e-niro-and-soul-ev-meet-demand

 

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06 August 2020 | Confusion Over Cybertruck and Rivian Pre-Orders
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Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Thursday 6th August 2020. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to.

 

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EVS OUTPERFORM NEW CAR MARKET IN JULY 2020

"The electric car market has once again significantly outperformed the UK new car market as a whole, with growth of 260% for pure-EVs in July 2020 and 320% for PHEVs, compared to the same period last year." says Next Green Car: "The latest set of Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders published today (Wednesday 5th August), shows continued success for electric cars. It's a trend that has been seen practically all year, with most months having triple digit growth in the pure-electric market. July's figures see pure-EVs make up 4.7% of all new cars sold in July 2020, with a total of 8,162 units registered. Plug-in Hybrid figures are similar, with 7,447 units, and market share of 4.3%. Combined plug-in vehicle registrations come in at 15,609 registrations - a market share of 8.9%."

 

Diesel market share was 16.5%

 

https://www.nextgreencar.com/news/8962/evs-outperform-new-car-market-in-july-2020/

 

BMW INEXT SPIED IN DETAIL, SHOWING OFF SMOOTH STYLING

"A new batch of spy photos provides a fantastic look at the upcoming BMW iNext. While the camouflage hides the specific design details, it's easy to get an idea of what this EV looks like when the concealment comes off. BMW is positioning the iNext as being a technological tour-de-force. One of the most interesting decisions is what the company is doing with its iconic kidney grille. As an electric vehicle, the openings to cool the engine are no longer necessary. Instead, the engineers are packing this area with many sensors to serve as the "eye" of the iNext." says Motor1.com: "The iNext will use BMW's fifth-generation EV powertrain. While power figures aren't available yet, the company intends the range to be in excess of 373 miles (600 kilometers). BMW will fully debut the iNext in 2021, and it'll be on sale later that year. As the premiere approaches, expect more camouflage to come off the development vehicles."

 

iNEXT or i5?

 

https://www.motor1.com/news/437421/bmw-inext-ev-spy-shots/

 

SMALLER TESLA CYBERTRUCK IS “HIGHLY LIKELY”

"If all goes as planned—a big if given Tesla's history—the company will start producing the highly-anticipated Cybertruck in late 2021. Somewhere down the line, it's likely we'll also see a smaller version of the electric pickup, according to a recent tweet from CEO Elon Musk." says Motortrend: "Responding to a question about the possibility of a smaller truck for Europe, Musk said a smaller Tesla Cybertruck is "highly likely down the road." The tweet echoes Musk's comments in May, when he tweeted that the Cybertruck will remain about the same size as the concept and a smaller "world truck" will probably follow."

 

https://www.motortrend.com/news/tesla-cybertruck-smaller-world-pickup-likely/

 

CYBERTRUCK VS RIVIAN ORDERS

"Tesla Cybertruck and Rivian R1T are neck and neck in electric pickup demand with some interesting other models trailing not too far behind, according to a new Twitter survey. Everyone has their favorite and using geotagged data from Twitter, partcatalog.com built a map showing the most anticipated electric truck in every state. They said about the methodology: “The map is based on geotagged Twitter data in the last month, tracking tweets and hashtags about electric trucks in every state, including the models most mentioned. Over 90,000 tweets were tracked.”" writes Electrek: " Tesla, the automaker claimed over 200,000 reservations within the first week of taking orders and the latest tally put reservations at over 650,000 over the last 9 months. However, Tesla has been asking for only a $100 deposit for Cybertruck reservations."

 

https://electrek.co/2020/08/04/tesla-cybertruck-rivian-r1t-electric-pickup-demand-survey/

 

TESLA CYBERTRUCK RESERVATIONS LOWER THAN EXPECTED

"The number of reservations for Tesla’s Cybertruck is apparently much lower than expected. While fans had assumed over 700,000 reservations based on the analysis of reservation numbers, Elon Musk has now named a significantly lower number. In an interview with Automotive News, Musk said that the number of Cybertruck reservations was “over 200,000”. This comes as a surprise since Elon Musk had already announced 250,000 pre-orders just a few days after the presentation of the Cybertruck in November. This presumably points to cancellations." says Electrive. Whilst CNET reports: "Fans keeping track of their order numbers estimated that there have been approximately 727,000 reservations for the electric pickup truck. That's a huge difference, and we'd think Musk would have the more accurate information."

 

https://www.electrive.com/2020/08/05/tesla-cybertruck-reservations-lower-than-expected/

 

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/elon-musk-tesla-cybertruck-reservations/

 

RESERVATION NUMBERS REVEAL RIVIAN R1T HAS 30,000 BUYERS WAITING

"We thought we'd have a hard task getting the real amount of preorders, but that was spared thanks to Skyler Williams and John King. The answer is not 43: it is approximately 30,000, even if the reservation numbers are now around 56,000. How?" says InsideEVs: "If it starts delivering the pickup truck by July 2021 and producing 20,000 per year, as promised, it will let everyone that order an R1T have their cars by August 2022, according to John King's calculations. That happens because he works with a more precise number of preorders: 24,832. Williams is more careful and says his figures are based on big assumptions."

 

https://insideevs.com/news/437341/rivian-r1t-30-thousand-reservations/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=RSS-all-articles

 

TESLA 2020.32 SOFTWARE UPDATE WITH 'SUSPENSION IMPROVEMENTS'

We have simplified the Tesla suspension control logic to better support both temporary and more permanent heights. If Ride Height manually adjusted to High or Very High, your car now automatically lowers after you drive a short distance. For snowy or off-rad conditions, tap "Keep" next to the Ride Height-slider to keep the height at High or Very High until you reach the maximum allowed speed. For steep driveways or places where you repeatedly need a higher ride height, tap "Always Auto-Raise at this Location." This feature will raise suspension to the saved height when re-entering the location.

 

The new Suspension Improvements update shows specific heights in inches.

 

https://www.tesmanian.com/blogs/tesmanian-blog/tesla-2020-32-software-update-with-suspension-improvements-for-model-s-x

 

AAA CAR SUBSCRIPTION DEPLOYS 55 ELECTRIC VEHICLES

AAA Car Subscription now offers 55 Volkswagen e-Golf electric vehicles available for short-term subscription in the Sacramento area as part of Electrify America’s Green City initiative.

 

The program is another facet of Electrify America’s commitment to advance an electric mobility lifestyle for residents in California’s capital region and introduces a new alternative to traditional car ownership. Through AAA Car Subscription electric vehicle (EV) service, members can now get a 2018 Volkswagen e-Golf with insurance, repairs, maintenance and emergency roadside assistance all for one monthly subscription fee.

 

BP TO CUT OIL PRODUCTION 40%

"In some refreshingly good news for the environment, news coming out of London, BP has announced that it is planning to cut oil and gas production by 40% and invest billions of dollars into clean energy. This is part of a major strategic plan that was unveiled today along with a gigantic second-quarter loss and dividend cut." says CleanTechnica: "BP expects that demand for fossil fuels will fall by 75% over the next 30 years if global temperatures continue to increase. Its head of strategy, Giulia Chierchia, explained to investors that if the increase in global temperatures is limited to 1.5 degrees Celsius, then the demand for fossil fuels will fall drastically. "

 

https://cleantechnica.com/2020/08/04/bp-to-cut-oil-production-40-by-2030-and-invest-billions-into-green-energy/

 

VW SEES MARKET FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE ELECTRIC CARS: 'TORQUE IS FUN EVERY DAY'

"Quicker, handling-focused models aren't a priority, but enthusiasts are asking for them and Volkswagen will deliver. Developing a performance car generally requires removing as much weight as possible, but designing an electric car with an acceptable amount of driving range normally means using a bulky battery pack." says Autoblog.

 

Silke Bagschik, Volkswagen's head of electric car marketing and sales, told Autoblog; ""Looking at the weight distribution, this decision was made very early. With the battery adding weight, you have a super low center of gravity. In most front-wheel drive electric cars, you don't have that much fun when you're taking off because the front wheels spin, especially when it's wet. With rear-wheel drive, that never happens. This is the reason we did that; fun. Otherwise, we would have had to restrict the torque, and I think torque is fun every day"

 

 

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05 August 2020 | Sony’s EV Hits Tokyo Streets For Testing
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Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Wednesday 5th August 2020. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to.

 

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LEXUS UX 300E ORDER LAUNCH IN NORWAY

"With the reservation start for the Lexus UX 300e in Norway, we now have a first idea of the prices of the first BEV series model of the Toyota subsidiary. Prices will start at the equivalent of around 38,000 euros." writes electrive: "The Lexus UX 300e will be available in Norway in three different versions (Comfort, Premium and Luxury), with the basic Comfort version having a list price of 410,120 kroner, which is equivalent to around 38,000 euros. The “Premium” version costs 449,800 kroner (41,900 euros), while Lexus has priced in the ‘Luxury’ version at 495,800 kroner (46,200 euros). In Norway, electric cars are exempt from VAT and the new car tax. The prices are therefore not transferable to other European markets.  On the Norwegian website, Lexus states the range of the electric SUV as “at least” 300 kilometres according to WLTP,  deliveries are to start in the fourth quarter of 2020."

 

In Norway the Model 3 SR+ is 431,000kr for 409km.

 

https://www.electrive.com/2020/08/04/lexus-ux-300e-order-launch-in-norway/

 

CADILLAC TO UNVEIL THE LYRIQ, ITS FIRST ALL-ELECTRIC MODEL

"On Thursday night, General Motors' luxury Cadillac unit will unveil the Lyriq, a crossover that marks Cadillac's first foray into all-electric models. The Lyriq will also be GM's first electric vehicle that uses the automaker's new Ultium battery system." says AXIOS: " Edmunds analyst Jessica Caldwell, in comments circulated to reporters, says it will be a "challenging launch for Cadillac" — a brand she said has been trying for years to boost its image. "Although other aspirational luxury brands have already taken a pass at the [electric vehicle] space with electric SUV variants, no other automaker besides Tesla has tasted the joy of success in terms of sales and demand," she said. "If Cadillac does it right and can get consumers to view the Lyriq as competitive with Tesla and other European luxury brands, this could help give the brand a push in the right direction."

 

https://www.axios.com/cadillac-lyriq-electric-vehicles-gm-9f5e4c4a-cdf8-42fd-ba48-10bcaa2e2231.html

 

LG CHEM BECOMES NO. 1 EV BATTERY SUPPLIER IN H1

"LG Chem ...became the largest supplier of electric vehicle (EV) batteries in the first half of the year, data showed Monday. Based on the global usage of EV batteries, LG Chem’s market share stood at 24.6 percent in the January-June period, up from 10.4 percent from a year earlier, according to market tracker SNE Research." says Korea Biz Wire: "The data showed that 10.5 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of LG Chem’s EV batteries were used in the first half of this year, compared with 5.7 GWh from a year earlier. SNE Research attributed the hike to robust sales of the Tesla Model 3, the Renault Zoe EV and the Audi e-tron EV, which are all powered by LG Chem’s EV batteries.  China’s CATL came in second in the first half of the year with a 23.5 percent market share, down slightly from 25.1 percent from a year earlier. Meanwhile, two other South Korean EV battery makers — Samsung SDI Co. and SK Innovation Co. — came in fourth and sixth place with a 6 percent market share and a 3.9 percent one, respectively."

 

http://koreabizwire.com/lg-chem-becomes-no-1-ev-battery-supplier-in-h1/166278

 

BYD BRINGS ITS PREMIUM HAN EV TO EUROPE

BYD has brought its highly-anticipated premium sedan, the Han EV, to a roadshow in Stuttgart, Germany. The Han EV will serve as a new window for European consumers to experience Chinese-made automobiles from a new perspective. The Han EV is the first mass-produced model equipped with BYD’s new Blade Battery, a groundbreaking technology that reflects the company’s research and development capabilities and its goal of redefining safety standards for the entire industry. The Blade Battery utilizes singular cells that are arranged together in an array and are then inserted into a battery pack, increasing space utilization by over 50 percent compared to conventional batteries. The Han’s long-range version has an NEDC-certified cruising range of 605 kilometers (376 miles).

 

0-100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.9 seconds. Han EV is also equipped with DiPilot, BYD’s smart driving assistant system. As one of the major subsystems of DiPilot, the DiDAS driving assistant qualifies for Level 2.5 of the SAE autonomous driving standard.

 

ALIBABA HIKES STAKE IN XPENG BEFORE EV MAKER'S IPO

"Chinese electric-vehicle startup Xpeng Motors is raising more funds from Alibaba Group Holding and other investors ahead of its planned initial public offering in New York, according to people familiar with the matter." says Automotive News Europe: "Qatar Investment Authority also is one of the backers putting in another $300 million total in Xpeng, said the people, asking not to be identified because the matter is private. That expands Xpeng’s pre-IPO funding round announced last month to $800 million. The increased funding reflects investor demand, one of the people said."

 

https://www.autonews.com/china/alibaba-hikes-stake-xpeng-ev-makers-ipo

 

GERMANY SEES RECORD NUMBER OF REQUESTS FOR PURCHASE BONUS FOR ELECTRIC CARS IN JULY

"A total of 19,993 requests for the German government's purchase premium for an electric car or plug-in hybrid were registered in July, more than in any other month since the introduction of a bonus in June 2016, the Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy announced on Monday. A total of 69,606 requests for the purchase premium had been submitted since the beginning of the year, an increase of 78.6 percent compared with the previous year, according to ministry." reports China.org.cn: "The premium "is effective and pushes forward electric mobility in Germany," said Peter Altmaier, Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy. In order to lower by around 40 percent transport-related emissions from the 1990 levels by the year 2030, the government is seeking to have seven to ten million electric vehicles registered in the country by 2030. Germany's economic stimulus package to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 crisis also included a premium for electric vehicles. The government decided to double its share of the premium so that fully electric cars now would receive subsidies of up to 9,000 euros (10,053 U.S. dollars) until the end of 2021."

 

http://www.china.org.cn/world/Off_the_Wire/2020-08/03/content_76342679.htm

 

TESLA FACTORY CONSTRUCTION ADVANCES EXTREMELY QUICKLY

"Seven months ago, a tree plantation covered Tesla’s premises in Brandenburg. Now the skeletons of several factory buildings are already visible. What is certain is that Tesla is not wasting time." writes Berlin Spectator.com: "Neither a global pandemic called Corona could stop or slow down the construction, nor the lack of a construction permit. The latter will not be given to Tesla for now. Until yesterday, a new version of the plans for the factory was accessible to everyone at several locations in Brandenburg and online. Now, objections can be handed in until September 3rd, 2020. Only once this process is completed, the Brandenburg authorities can finally issue a permit. By the time they do, the three factory buildings will have made more headway."

 

And what if you want to go and have a look? "Security is tight around the premises. Several guards at the sandy road, which is the main access to the site, will approach anyone who sets his or her foot there for a millisecond. Even on the other side of the construction site, where hardly anyone goes, any visitor who does moves around, even outside the fenced area, will be approached by “two American guys who look like agents”, a person who met them told The Berlin Spectator."

 

https://berlinspectator.com/2020/08/04/brandenburg-tesla-factory-construction-advances-lightning-fast-1/

 

RALEIGH LAUNCHES ECARGO BIKES

"Raleigh’s E-Cargo range will support both individuals and companies by allowing items to be transported between locations with zero emissions. The collection will be available in the UK and Ireland from September. " says TensportXtra: "Congestion in urban areas can make deliveries slow and inefficient for businesses not to mention create vast amounts of avoidable emissions. Raleigh E-Cargo bikes are designed to carry up to 100kg in weight and have a range of up to 75km on one single charge, they are a viable solution to urban and rural delivery services as well as individuals that want to transport items. Added to this, grants are soon to be available as part of Government’s wider programme to decarbonise deliveries set out in their decarbonisation plan. "

 

https://www.transportxtra.com/publications/local-transport-today/news/66336/raleigh-launches-ecargo-bikes

 

LORDSTOWN MOTORS JOINS ELECTRIC-VEHICLE RUSH TO STOCK MARKET

"Lordstown Motors Corp., the electric-truck startup that stepped in to save a shuttered General Motors Co. factory in Ohio, will be listed on the Nasdaq and gain an infusion of $675 million through a merger with a publicly traded funding vehicle." reports Bloomberg: "The company will trade under the symbol RIDE after the deal with DiamondPeak Holdings, it said in a statement Monday. Lordstown plans to use the proceeds to fund production of its Endurance electric pick-up truck at the former GM plant, which is expected to begin in the second half of next year."

 

https://news.bloomberglaw.com/mergers-and-antitrust/electric-truck-startup-lordstown-motors-to-merge-list-on-nasdaq

 

VISION-S CONCEPT EV MAY HIT THE STREETS, SONY IN TOKYO FOR PUBLIC ROAD TESTING

"Japanese electronics major Sony set the cat among the pigeons when it unveiled a prototype electric car at CES in January 2020. At the time, it said that the Vision-S electric vehicle was not intended for commercial use, but it turns out that the car might be spotted on the streets after all" says Economic Times: "Sony revealed in a YouTube video that the Vision-S “has arrived in Tokyo for advancing our sensing and audio technologies. The prototype vehicle is also currently under development for public road testing this fiscal year. The prototype EV, Sony said, was developed to showcase its technology to auto manufacturers, and was not an effort on its part to pivot towards EVs. The Vision-S has 33 sensors for autonomous driving and ancillary functions like recognizing people and items, both inside and outside the cabin."

 

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/magazines/panache/vision-s-concept-ev-may-hit-the-streets-sony-in-tokyo-for-public-road-testing/articleshow/77343145.cms

 

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04 August 2020 | Planes Are The New Drones For Spying On Tesla
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Show #858

 

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IT'S TIME TO START INVESTING IN INFRASTRUCTURE FOR ELECTRIC TRUCKS

Road freight is a major source of transport emissions, and decarbonizing this sector is key to meeting the Paris Agreement's climate goals.

But limited availability of truck-specific charging infrastructure is slowing down the uptake of battery-electric trucks on European highways. n Europe, trucks account for approximately 2% of vehicles on the road. That can be hard to believe, considering that European highways are highly congested most of the time. Those 2% of vehicles are, however, responsible for 22% of the CO2 emissions from land-based transport." says the World Economic FOrum: "Whereas investment in charging infrastructure over the last decades and numerous national incentive schemes have led to a significant increase in battery-electric private passenger cars, there is as yet no harmonized approach to scaling up public charging infrastructure specifically for the use of electric trucks. It is important to note that the technical specifications of charging infrastructure needed for heavy duty vehicles are distinct from those for passenger cars. In order to recharge a battery-electric truck, more powerful charging points are required, and these would be best located along European highways in locations that can provide sufficient parking spots. Charging a heavy-duty truck with a charger intended for battery-electric private passenger cars would currently take six entire days – but with more powerful charging points, that would drop to just 45 minutes."

 

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/08/we-need-to-invest-in-infrastructure-for-electric-trucks/

 

THERE AREN’T ENOUGH BATTERIES TO ELECTRIFY ALL CARS

"We will not be able to electrify all of our transportation in the timeframe necessary to deal with climate change, writes Cameron Roberts, a researcher in sustainable transportation, Carleton University, Ottowa." reports AirQulaityNEws.com: "Road transportation is a major consumer of fossil fuels, contributing 16% of all human-caused greenhouse gas emissions, which warm up the Earth’s atmosphere and cause changes to the climate. In 2019, the world produced about 160-gigawatt hours (GWh) of lithium-ion batteries. That’s enough for a little more than three million standard-range Tesla Model 3s — and only if we use those batteries for cars, and don’t build any smart-phones, laptops or grid storage facilities. The battery production capacity currently under construction will allow the production of the equivalent of 40 million EVs annually by 2028, according to one estimate. Even at the projected 2028 level of battery production capacity, it would take us 35 years to replace this global vehicle fleet with electric models. That’s not nearly fast enough to avoid the worst consequences of climate change."

 

https://airqualitynews.com/2020/08/03/there-arent-enough-batteries-to-electrify-all-cars-focus-on-trucks-and-buses-instead/

 

ELECTRIC CAR COMPANY POLESTAR IS RED DOT BRAND OF THE YEAR

"Electric performance car company Polestar’s “exceptionally well-designed brand communication” has earned it the prestigious Red Dot Brand of the Year award for 2020. Polestar emerged ahead of 6,992 international entries to scoop the internationally-recognised design award." writes Richard for Motoring Electric: "Judges said it won because of its success in “portraying a consistent brand image across various channels in its communication”. “It’s an honour to be named Brand of the Year by Red Dot,” said Thomas Ingenlath, CEO of Polestar. “Design is at the core of Polestar, in each and every aspect of the brand, and it deserves our full attention in order to fulfil our promise of pure and progressive design.” As well as the overall Brand of the Year prize, Polestar’s brand identity was named a ‘Best of the Best’ winner, again for its consistency in design quality and creative performance."

 

https://www.motoringelectric.com/news/polestar-red-dot-brand-of-the-year/

 

MERCEDES EQE SUV SET TO ARRIVE WITH UP TO 430 MILES OF RANGE

"Mercedes is ramping up development of its fleet of electric-powered EQ models, as early prototypes of the EQE SUV hit the road in Germany for the first time. Mercedes’ ambition is to have a range of fully electric vehicles under the EQ brand that mirror the firm’s conventional line-up. The first was the EQC – an electric alternative to the GLC – and the more compact EQA and EQB models will arrive at the end of this year." reports Auto Express: "Beyond that will be the EQE. What we do know about the new platform, which is constructed from a mix of steel, aluminium and carbon fibre to minimise weight, is that it will be able to accommodate a 100kWh battery. The German firm has suggested that such a battery could make it possible to travel up to 430 miles. However, it’s almost certain that this will appear in the flagship model; cheaper versions fitted with a smaller-capacity battery and reduced range are also expected to feature in the EQE line-up."

 

https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/mercedes/352810/new-2022-mercedes-eqe-suv-set-arrive-430-miles-range

 

EVERGRANDE ROLLS OUT SIX NEW-ENERGY VEHICLES

"Chinese property developer Evergrande unveiled six new-energy car models on Monday as the company aims to further develop its business in China's green car market. The company said it's developing new-energy vehicle business at full speed and the six models are the first batch under its car brand, Hengchi. The models cover passenger carmakes such as sedan, sport-utility vehicle and multi-purpose vehicle." according to Shine.cn: "Evergrande has ambitious goals in the new-energy vehicle sector, but industry insiders point out challenges ahead. i Yanwei, an analyst at the China Automobile Dealers Association, said that among the six new energy models unveiled on Monday, four of them are large vehicles which are not suitable for battery drive. Li said that the other two models are A-class cars but need to compete with Chinese automaker such as BYD, Geely, and BAIC BJEV."

 

https://www.shine.cn/biz/auto/2008033481/

 

NIO INC. PROVIDES JULY 2020 DELIVERY UPDATE

NIO delivered 3,533 vehicles in July 2020, increasing by 322.1% year-over-year

NIO delivered 17,702 vehicles in 2020 in total, increasing by 111.3% year-over-year

Cumulative deliveries of ES8 and ES6 reached 49,615

 

On July 24, 2020, NIO announced the pre-subsidy price of the EC6, starting from RMB 368,000, and began taking production orders for the 5-seater premium smart electric coupe SUV. Its NEDC range of up to 615 kilometers with the 100 kWh battery pack, excellent driving experience, sporty and stylish design present a highly competitive model for a younger and broader user base. The EC6 deliveries will commence in September 2020.

 

https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2020/08/03/2071500/0/en/NIO-Inc-Provides-July-2020-Delivery-Update.html

 

RUSSIAN DEALER LOOKS TO ZERO CUSTOMS TARIFF TO LIFT TESLA SALES

"Russia’s main unofficial Tesla dealer hopes zero customs fees will lift sales of the U.S. vehicles, despite their relatively high price and a fledgling charging infrastructure. Only 353 new electric cars were sold in Russia last year, including 81 Teslas, data from Autostat shows." says Reuters: "While Tesla has not officially entered the Russian market, Tesla Club helps customers, including businessmen and politicians, buy the cars abroad and maintain them. Alexei Eremchuk, head of Tesla Club, Russia’s unofficial dealership in Moscow, told Reuters@ “Customs fees have decreased, so demand has increased. People took it very well." Moscow cut customs fees for electric cars to zero from May, down from 48-54% for individuals and 15% for legal entities." Prices for new Teslas in Russia start from 4.3 million roubles ($58,000) for a basic Model 3 and on average people pay between 7 and 8 million roubles."

 

https://www.reuters.com/article/tesla-russia/russian-dealer-looks-to-zero-customs-tariff-to-lift-tesla-sales-idUSL8N2F52FA

 

ABB FORMULA E RETURNS FOR SIX-RACE SHOWDOWN IN BERLIN

"Following several months of inactivity since the ABB Formula E series last saw action around the streets of Marrakesh, the championship returns to the Tempelhof Airport in the German capital of Berlin for the sixth consecutive year, to complete the final rounds of the season" says Motorsport.tech: "t will be a frantic re-start, and indeed finish to the season, with the six races all taking place over nine days – 5th/6th, 8th/9th, 12th/13th August. And, in order to make the racing as challenging, exciting and unpredictable as ever for fans and drivers alike, each pair of races will use a different track configuration, meaning teams will have to develop alternate strategies over a short timeframe."

 

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GERMAN TESLA OBSERVERS GO UP IN THE AIR: SMALL AIRCRAFT RENTED FOR GIGAFACTORY VIDEOS

"Overflights with drones are almost part of the standard program for Tesla observers. Now, however, several German Tesla observers have joined together and upgraded their flight technology: their latest pictures were not taken with drones, but from a specially chartered small aircraft." says NewsABC.net: "And they actually offer interesting new perspectives. Without special permission, drones are allowed to climb a maximum of 50 meters over large parts of the Tesla property, while the aircraft was now traveling at a height of 400 meters. Less detailed, but better in the overall context, you can see on the pictures how far Tesla in Grünheide in the only about nine months after the announcement of the German Gigafactory, six months after the first tree was felled and in only about four weeks since the issue of the latest pre-approval for partial foundations and unfinished buildings."

 

https://newsabc.net/german-tesla-observers-go-up-in-the-air-small-aircraft-rented-for-gigafactory-videos/

 

ELON MUSK SAYS TESLA WILL BUILD A "NORMAL" TRUCK IF CYBERTRUCK FAILS

"In an interview with Automotive News, Musk explained that the Cybertruck was born out of a simple desire to build an "awesome" car. And if people don't like it, Musk has a "plan."" says Road And Track: "Does this mean Tesla has a conventional pickup waiting in the wings? It's unclear. Is Musk just spitballing? Possibly."

 

Elon MusK: ""If it turns out nobody wants to buy a weird-looking truck, we'll build a normal truck, no problem," Musk said. "There's lots of normal trucks out there that look pretty much the same; you can hardly tell the difference. And sure, we could just do some copycat truck; that's easy. So that's our fallback strategy.""

 

https://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/future-cars/a33498255/elon-musk-tesla-normal-pickup-cybertruck/

 

AUDI SPORT BOSS SAYS ELECTRIC DTM CAR “IS A POSSIBILITY”

"Audi Sport boss Dieter Gass has acknowledged that the German manufacturers is interested in the possibility of developing an electric touring car. Asked if Audi Motorsport would be interested in the development of an electric touring car for the DTM, Gass told TouringCarTimes: “I think this idea has got some inertia now and it has started moving since last year.”" ghe told Touring Car Times: "The Volkswagen Group has already an electric touring car with the Cupra e-Racer, which will make its racing debut in this year’s inaugural Pure ETCR season."

 

https://www.touringcartimes.com/2020/08/03/audi-sport-boss-says-electric-dtm-car-possibility/

 

 

LARGEST FLOATING SOLAR PARK IN EUROPE CONNECTED TO GRID IN NETHERLANDS

"The largest floating solar power park outside of China was recently completed in the Netherlands by BayWa r.e.’s Dutch subsidiary GroenLeven. It is expected to provide energy for 7,200 homes. And it was built in just 7 weeks." says CleanTechnica: "More than 18 hectares in size, the solar power plant, Zonnepark Bomhofsplas, has 72,000 solar panels. Interestingly, the developers and investors were also quite conscious of being ecologically sensitive. It uses glass-glass solar panels so that light can get through to the water, and there are sizable gaps between the panels. The panels are far enough off the water to allow good airflow."

 

"“The inverters and the transformer houses float, this ensures that only one cable goes ashore, so that the impact of the solar park on the flora and fauna in the banks is minimal. In total, only 30% of the surface of the pool is covered with panels. Bio huts have recently been installed. These are cages that consist of 3 compartments. The middle compartment contains shell material and ’empty’ baskets on both sides. The shell material in this middle basket provides shelter and food for small fish and small vertebrates. The ’empty’ baskets serve as protection against oversized fish so that the small fish can move safely in and around the shell material."

 

https://cleantechnica.com/2020/08/01/largest-floating-solar-park-in-europe-connected-to-grid-in-netherlands/

 

MAZDA CAN’T LEAVE THEIR HANDS OFF COMBUSTION

#"Mazda can’t stay away from combustion engines: The Mazda MX-30, which was introduced in October 2019 as an all-electric model and announced in a further version with range extender, has now been surprisingly presented with a mild hybrid combustion engine." writes Chris for electrive: "The presentation took place at an event near Tokyo and added a hybrid offshoot next to the fully electric SUV MX-30."

 

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03 August 2020 | Tesla Trials Production of Model Y Long Range
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SK INNOVATION TO DEVELOP NEXT-GEN BATTERIES WITH PROFESSOR JOHN GOODENOUGH

"SK Innovation and Professor John Goodenough's group will join forces to develop next-generation battery with higher energy density, better safety and competitive cost. The area of interest is a new gel-polymer electrolyte system that has the potential to suppress dendrite growth in cells with a lithium metal anode, and ultimately shorten the time to market for an all-solid lithium metal battery." reports InsideEVs: "Professor John Goodenough is a 2019 Nobel laureate in chemistry and one of the top brains in lithium-ion batteries. According to SK Innovation, the current lithium-ion technology "is not likely to overcome 800 Wh/L energy density", and to go higher - like 1,000 Wh/L, a lithium metal anode combined with solid-state electrolyte is "viewed as a promising solution". Goodenough and Dr. Hadi Khani at The University of Texas at Austin aim to develop unique gel-polymer electrolyte for a lithium metal battery with the goal of providing higher energy density and better safety at a competitive cost.  It might take years before the right solution will be found and implemented in a commercial product, but we are quite optimistic about the progress."

 

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TESLA GIGA BERLIN AIMS TO UNDERCUT SHANGHAI GIGAFACTORY’S CONSTRUCTION TIME

"Tesla Giga Berlin could be built faster than an existing Gigafactory in China, said Minister of Economy, Labor and Energy of the State of Brandenburg Jörg Steinbach. "The goal at Tesla seems to be to undercut Shanghai Gigafactory’s construction time again," Steinbach told Welt am Sonntag." according to Tesmanian: "A faster build pace is possible due to the use of prefabricated parts during construction. A few days ago, Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed that Giga Berlin will be built at incredible speed, noting that the prefabricated construction method in Germany is extremely impressive. Tesla built Giga Shanghai in just 11 months. The company gained approval for foundation work in Grünheide in Brandenburg at the end of May, and the construction could already be completed by April. According to the currently unveiled plan, Tesla is aiming to start production from mid-2021."

 

https://www.tesmanian.com/blogs/tesmanian-blog/giga-berlin-2

 

 

FIA ERX2 CHAMPIONSHIP UNVEILED

"The brand-new all-electric FIA eRX2 Championship has been officially revealed and it’s set to become a support series for the 2021 FIA World Rallycross Championship, replacing the current RX2 International Series." according to The Checkered Flag.co.uk: "The new class is sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile, and is a joint-venture between the Spanish electric technology company QEV Technologies, Olsbergs MSE and RX Promotion – the organisation currently behind both the RX2 International Series and Supercar Lites. The cars will be based on the current generation internal combustion engine powered Supercar Lites that are manufactured by Avitas Motorsport in conjuction with Olsbergs MSE. The drivetrain developed by QEV will produce 250kW (335bhp) and uses a 32kWh battery for all four wheels. The eRX2 cars will manage a 25 minute driving range before they need to be recharged, with the recommended charges between each session being 20 minutes."

 

Joan Orús, COO of QEV Technologies: "With short, sharp races, rallycross is the ideal discipline for electric cars, and we are confident eRX2 will generate more dynamic and spectacular action than has ever been seen before. Not only will the degree of torque available make the car considerably quicker than the current RX2 model, but it will also be more challenging to drive, especially on the limit, which will be a key factor in helping to prepare competitors for the subsequent step-up to Supercar level. One of the aspects I like most about the eRX2 car is all of the additional areas in which the driver can make a real difference, from the distribution of the torque to brake bias, which simply isn’t possible with an internal combustion engine vehicle. Being able to manually balance the car and its performance mid-race, while travelling side-by-side at speeds of up to 150km/h will truly showcase a driver’s skillset and technical understanding.”

 

https://www.thecheckeredflag.co.uk/2020/08/fia-erx2-championship-unveiled/

 

FORD LAUNCHES GEOFENCE TECHNOLOGY ON TRANSIT PHEV

"Ford has added geofence technology to its Transit Custom Plug-in Hybrid, enabling the LCV to switch into electric-only mode within urban areas. The option is set to become increasingly useful in coming years, as low emission zones get rolled out across a number of UK towns and cities." reports NExt Green Car: "This will see the van automatically switch to electric power alone - where there is charge remaining to do so - to ensure the Transit Custom PHEV meets regulations to enter certain areas, either at all, or avoiding charges. The geofencing technology can also be customised to allow vehicle operators to create 'green zones' of their own, such as near schools & parks, or near depots. Using live location data, the Ford will recognise when it is reaching a green zone - either official or created - to help reduce emissions. It's powered by a 1.0 litre petrol engine, with an electric motor and 13.6 kWh battery for 31 miles of electric driving on a charge."

 

https://www.nextgreencar.com/news/8960/ford-launches-geofence-technology-on-transit-phev/

 

BYD BUSES LOG U.S. RECORD 13 MILLION ZERO-EMISSION MILES

BYD (Build Your Dreams) announced Tuesday its customers’ battery-electric buses have logged a U.S. record 13 million miles of zero-emission operations, in the process saving over 16,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.

More than 50 customers across the United States are operating U.S. made BYD buses in communities from Martha’s Vineyard and Indianapolis to Palo Alto and Los Angeles. Zero-emission mileage logged by U.S. BYD customers is the equivalent mileage of more than 520 trips around the globe.

Every zero-emission bus eliminates approximately 1,690 tons of CO2 over its 12-year lifespan, according to the U.S. Transportation Department. BYD’s 13-million-mile emission-free landmark is the equivalent of removing 13,000 cars from the road – enough to fill the parking lot at Angels Stadium of Anaheim. Stacked on top of each other, those cars would be three times taller than Mt. Everest. BYD is proudly Buy America compliant.

The 13 million emission-free miles traveled by BYD buses have eliminated the need for transit agencies and operators to consume 3.3 million gallons of diesel fuel resulting in millions of dollars in savings to U.S. taxpayers, based on transit agency estimates.

One BYD customer, the Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA), announced last month it crossed the 3-million-mile mark in zero emission operations. The AVTA estimates it has saved 769,231 gallons of diesel fuel, which equates to a savings of more than $1 million in fuel costs after paying for electricity.

 

https://en.byd.com/news-posts/byd-buses-log-u-s-record-13-million-zero-emission-miles

 

FINLAND HITS 16% SHARE OF PLUGINS

"Share-wise, Finland has become a major plug-in market, thanks to some impressive growth rates, with 2020 having outlandish (+117% YoY) growth rates, and with the mainstream market falling significantly (-22% YoY), the 2020 PEV Share is now at an amazing 16%" according to EV-Sales blog: "This continues to be a PHEV-friendly market, with BEVs representing just 20% of sales, and you can tell, as the only BEV in the Top 10 is the Tesla Model 3. Funny enough, the Best Selling BEV last month wasn't the Californian, but the small VW e-Up.  the Skoda Superb PHEV managed to get in the middle of the Volvo 1-2 lead, with the Czech model surpassing the S/V60 PHEV twins last month, while a few spots below, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV surpassed the BMW X5 PHEV, climbing to #7."

 

http://ev-sales.blogspot.com/2020/07/finland-june-2020.html

 

THE ELECTRIC VEHICLE MARKET SHARE IN FRANCE REACHED 9.5% IN JULY

"In July 2020, the French market share for plug-in passenger vehicles reached 9.5%, compared to 2.5% in July 2019. The overall automotive market showed a continuous recovery, up 3.7% in July 2020 compared to July 2019. Top-selling plug-in vehicles included the Renault Zoe and the Peugeot e-208." accoding to FR24news.com: "Plugin sales volume in July was 16,967, up from 4,258 in July 2019 – a massive 4 × growth in absolute sales. The detailed breakdown of the July plugin vehicle share was 5.57% (9,967 units) full battery electric (BEV) and 3.91% (7,000 units) plug-in hybrid (PHEV). This is a slightly stronger growth in the share of PHEVs year over year. However, BEVs remain the most popular type of plugin."

 

https://www.fr24news.com/a/2020/08/the-electric-vehicle-market-share-in-france-reached-9-5-in-july-and-4-times-the-volume-growth-over-one-year.html

 

TESLA STARTS TRIAL PRODUCTION OF MODEL Y LONG RANGE REAR-WHEEL-DRIVE

"Tesla has started trial production of the Model Y Long Range Rear-Wheel-Drive ahead of an imminent launch, according to sources familiar with the matter. When Tesla launched the Model Y in March 2019, the company listed four different versions of the electric SUV: Standard Range, Long Range, Dual Motor AWD (with a Long Range battery), and Performance (also with a Long Range battery)." says Electrek today: "Tesla put a few Model Y LR RWD vehicles through a trial run on its GA4 assembly line before temporarily shutting it down for upgrades. The automaker has yet to open orders for the new version of the vehicle. Tesla didn’t confirm the price yet, but Musk hinted at $45,000 when first announcing the new version, and earlier this week, we reported that Tesla surprisingly lists Model Y Long Range RWD for $48,000 on its loan calculator."

 

https://electrek.co/2020/08/01/tesla-starts-trial-production-model-y-long-range-rear-wheel-drive/

 

 

 

 

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02 August 2020 | PSA Group to launch new electric platform for larger vehicles
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PSA GROUP TO LAUNCH NEW ELECTRIC PLATFORM FOR LARGER VEHICLES

"The PSA Group has revealed plans for a new electrified eVMP platform that will underpin its larger vehicles from 2020 onwards as it moves towards a fully electrified line-up." writes Autocar: "The French giant, whose brands include Citroën, DS, Peugeot and Opel/Vauxhall, currently uses two ‘multi-energy’ platforms: CMP and EMP2. The CMP architecture, for small vehicles, can utilise combustion engined and electric powertrains, while the EMP2 is designed for ICE-only and plug-in hybrid systems. It's designed for electric vehicles with a range of between 248 and 404 miles, depending on the body, thanks to "60-100kWh of embedded energy" within the wheelbase. PSA says that the platform can also support hybrid powertrains, which will be “offered on certain markets” where needs must. According to PSA, key to the efficiency of the eEVMP platform is the optimisation of development and industrialisation costs. It says the eVMP has been developed with “extended carry-over” from the EMP2 platform and can be made on existing plants and production lines to limit investment."

 

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/industry/psa-group-launch-new-electric-platform-larger-vehicles

 

TOYOTA TO TAKE 10% STAKE IN ELECTRIC DRIVE MAKER BLUE NEXUS; NEW JOINT SALES STRUCTURE

"BluE Nexus Corporation (earlier post) and Toyota Motor Corporation will collaborate to prepare for the accelerated adoption of electrified vehicles by working together to increase their competitiveness in products related to electrification as well as to fortify their sales structure, including their technical support and services, among others, rendered to their customers. Additionally, Toyota will take a 10% stake in BluE Nexus to achieve this goal." reports Green Car Congress: " As they look toward the accelerated adoption of electrified vehicles, BluE Nexus and Toyota aim to join forces and use their core competencies—i.e., Toyota’s control calibration technologies for engines, batteries, and other major peripheral components as well as BluE Nexus’s well-developed lineup of electric drive modules—to respond to requests from all types of customers around the world."

 

https://www.greencarcongress.com/2020/07/20200731-bluenexus.html

 

AMAZON BUILDING MAJOR EV CHARGING PARK IN GERMANY

"The e-co mmerce giant Amazon has announced its largest deployment of electric mobility in Germany to date. The distribution center in Essen has been equipped with 340 charging stations and operates more than 150 electric delivery vehicles every day." says electrive: "Currently, eight of eleven delivery partners in Essen have converted their fleets to electric transporters, Amazon reports. A total of 150 electric vans are on the road in Essen. In addition, two other delivery partners in the Bochum distribution centre operate 40 electric vehicles.  In January, Amazon announced that 60 charging points had been installed in the Munich-Daglfing distribution centre – a big news at the time, but compared to Essen, the Munich solution appears in a different light. While 40 StreetScooters and ten Mercedes eVito are used in Bavaria, Amazon does not mention in the current announcement which models will be used in Essen."

 

https://www.electrive.com/2020/07/31/amazon-building-major-ev-charging-park-in-germany/

 

FRENCH START-UP EMERGES FROM STEALTH MODE WITH PLAN TO BUILD HUGE BATTERY GIGAFACTORY BY 2023

"A French start-up has been launched with plans to build a 16GWh lithium-ion battery gigafactory in France by 2023 to help Europe meet the growing demand for electric vehicles and energy storage." according to Rechargenews.com: "After a year of behind-the-scenes work, Verkor — backed by French digital solutions company Schneider Electric, EU innovation fund EIT InnoEnergy and French real estate giant Groupe IDEC — has emerged from stealth mode with plans to complete the low-carbon 16GWh facility at a yet-to-be-decided location in France in 2023, before expanding it to 50GWh at a later date. Another new European battery start-up, Automative Cell Company (ACC) — a joint venture between Total-owned battery maker Saft and vehicle giant PSA Group, which owns Peugeot, Citroen, Opel and Vauxhall — plans to build an 8GWh gigafactory in northern France by 2023, and then a second 8GWh gigafactory in southwest Germany."

 

https://www.rechargenews.com/technology/french-start-up-emerges-from-stealth-mode-with-plan-to-build-huge-battery-gigafactory-by-2023

 

UK OFFSHORE WIND MAY SOON BE SUBSIDY-FREE

"Researchers at Imperial College in London conducted an exhaustive review of all European offshore wind installations since 2006 and concluded that offshore wind may soon be so cheap that newer installations will generate electricity at below wholesale prices, meaning government subsidies will no longer be required. In fact, by mid-century, those wind farms may actually be paying dividends that lower the cost of electricity for everyone. Even better, the industry will create tens of thousands of new jobs." says CleanTechnica: "What will make the next generation of offshore wind so inexpensive? The massive size of the turbines, many of which will have a blade diameter of 220 meters (that’s 722 feet for our US readers. To put that in context, the wingspan of a 747 is a mere 224 feet.) Larger turbines can harness more wind energy and have access to more consistent wind speeds at higher altitudes, making their production of electricity more predictable and reliable. According to The Independent, the newest wind farm at Dogger Bank in the North Sea has the same installed capacity as the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant and is expected to produce about two-thirds of its annual electricity. It will also cost massively less money than the ill-considered Hinkley Point nuke."

 

https://cleantechnica.com/2020/07/30/uk-offshore-wind-may-soon-be-subsidy-free/

 

 

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Aug 02, 2020
01 August 2020 | Panasonic aims to boost energy density in Tesla batteries
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TESLA HIRING PRODUCTION ASSOCIATES FOR NEW PILOT BATTERY CELL LINE

"With Tesla's Battery Day – which has been pushed back on numerous occasions – finally just around the corner, in addition to regular tidbits of information popping related to the automaker's "Roadrunner" project and "Project Palladium," the company is now officially hiring." says InsideEVs: "It comes as no surprise Tesla is hiring for its battery cell production line, which is reportedly opening soon, though Tesla has yet to confirm many specifics related to the battery manufacturing system or projects. We do know it will run the new battery line 24/7 with four shifts and some 100 workers. The automaker is now seeking 'Production Associates' and a 'Controls Engineering Manager.' These new employees will work on Tesla's pilot battery cell production line. On Tuesday, September 22, 2020, on the same day as Tesla's Annual Meeting of Stockholders, we should have many more details thanks to Tesla's Battery Day."

 

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PANASONIC AIMS TO BOOST ENERGY DENSITY IN TESLA BATTERIES BY 20%

"Panasonic Corp (6752.T) plans to boost the energy density of “2170” battery cells it supplies to Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) by 20% in five years and commercialize a cobalt-free version “in two to three years”, the head of its U.S. EV battery business said." according to a Reuters report: "This is the first time Panasonic, a leading cell provider for the world’s top electric vehicle (EV) maker Tesla, has outlined these targets, putting down a marker in a highly competitive sector to stay ahead of the game. Panasonic introduced the “2170” lithium-ion cells, with the nickel-cobalt-aluminium (NCA) cathode chemistry, for Tesla’s Model 3 in 2017. Researchers say it already has the highest energy density at above 700 watt-hour per litre. A cobalt-free version on the other hand would cut reliance on a costly and controversial component, which makes batteries stable but poses ethical issues given controversial labour conditions in top producer the Democratic Republic of Congo. From September, the firm will start converting lines at its factory in Nevada that it operates with Tesla as it prepares to further boost the energy density of the cells. CATL is supplying Tesla with low-cost lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries that contain no cobalt.  "

 

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GM WILL HELP EVGO TRIPLE ITS FAST CHARGER NETWORK IN THE US

"General Motors is working with electric vehicle charging network EVgo to build more than 2,700 new fast chargers in cities and suburbs across the US over the next five years. That is more than triple the 800 fast chargers that EVgo currently has on its network, which is in 34 states and serves “more than 200,000 customers.”" says The Verge: "The buildout will help EVgo keep pace with other growing fast-charging networks. Tesla boasts 2,000 Supercharger stations (and 18,000 stalls) worldwide, and Volkswagen’s new Electrify America network is already up to 452 stations in the US. The new stations will be “located in highly visible areas and most will be able to charge at least four vehicles simultaneously,” according to a press release, and will be able to charge at rates between 100kW to 350kW. They won’t be exclusive to GM vehicles, and the first chargers that are part of this new buildout will be available in early 2021. The two companies are targeting around 40 different metropolitan markets."

 

https://www.theverge.com/2020/7/31/21349614/general-motors-evgo-fast-charging-network-investment

 

VOLTA TRUCKS & DPD BRING FULL-ELECTRIC LARGE COMMERCIAL VEHICLE PARCEL DELIVERIES TO LONDON’S ULTRA LOW EMISSION ZONE

Volta Trucks, the Scandinavian start-up full-electric vehicle manufacturer, will soon start a pilot test of its forthcoming Volta Zero with DPD, the UK’s leading parcel delivery service. The Volta Zero will be tested by DPD within London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone in Q1-2021, supporting their micro-depot strategy in Westminster.

 

Rob Fowler, Chief Executive Officer of Volta Trucks, added:

As the world’s first purpose- built full-electric large commercial vehicle, the Volta Zero was specifically designed to deliver parcels and freight in inner city locations where today’s air quality and noise pollution challenges are at their worst. The Volta Zero’s full-electric, zero-emission operation is perfectly suited to DPD’s distribution requirements within London’s strict Ultra Low Emission Zone, delivering parcels to Central London’s customers in a clean and efficient way.”

 

EV WEST WANTS TO BREAK AN ELECTRIC SPEED RECORD

"The electric powertrain nerds at EV West are doing everything they can to propel Southern California hot rod culture into the future. Electric drivetrain swaps in old cars are their bread and butter, but in the process they’ve realized just how fast these things can be. With a custom tube-chassis, a slippery aerodynamic body, a hopped-up Tesla motor, and a rack of high-tech batteries, these mad scientists are aiming for an electric land speed record."  reports Jalopnik: "We do know that the Electraliner will have 294 individual Panasonic battery cells for a total of 357 volts, which sounds like a lot. We know that the team plans to haul a small solar array out to the salt for charging purposes, keeping their three swappable racks of batteries topped up between runs. We know that the plan is to only use the top 50 percent of each battery pack, as power drops off precipitously after that. And we know that the whole kit and kaboodle will be cooled with 5 gallons of ice water poured in right before each run."

 

https://jalopnik.com/ev-west-wants-to-break-the-electric-speed-record-at-bon-1844577249

 

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31 July 2020 | Tesla releases Q2 2020 safety report
20:39

Show #854

 

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7,000 RESERVATIONS FOR THE FISKER OCEAN

"Fisker, which pins its hopes of rising from the ashes in the Ocean electric SUV, dished out a hard figure to judge just how much interest there is in its upcoming EV. It's nothing spectacular, but there's certainly interest." says CNET: "The company said Friday it has 7,062 reservations for the Ocean. Compared to recent news surrounding preorders (I'm thinking Tesla Cybertruck and Ford Bronco) it's a drop in the bucket. However, it goes to show there is an audience for Fisker's SUV with oodles of sustainable materials inside. The reservations come from 30 countries and Fisker said the figure virtually sells out the first planned production run in late 2022. Additionally, Fisker talked about a second SUV for the first time it dubbed a "sports crossover." The image shows a swoopy design sort of reminiscent of the Volkswagen ID 4. Behind it, the startup also wants to produce a pickup truck."

 

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VOLKSWAGEN DELAYS DEAL TO SUPPLY A POWERTRAIN FOR HENRIK FISKER'S NEW EV

"Buried as almost a passing note in a recent investor presentation by car designer and EV startup founder Henrik Fisker was news that Volkswagen has delayed negotiations to supply powertrain parts for his company’s upcoming Ocean crossover. Sounds like a big problem." according to Jalopnik: "This could be a huge problem for Fisker Inc., as it’s already advertised and sold deposits for a vehicle with certain projected performance—deposits it accepted without even knowing for certain what the fundamental hardware of the vehicle would be. Any major changes from here could mean major changes to the Ocean as advertised. If they’re changes for the worse, expect to refund some deposits."

 

https://jalopnik.com/volkswagen-delays-deal-to-supply-a-powertrain-for-henri-1844572271

 

Here’s a statement from Fisker Inc.:

"We remain in conversation and parallel development with several industry-leading platform and manufacturing OEMs and suppliers, and will continue to consider any opportunities that would enable us to enter into definitive manufacturing and supply agreements before year-end. We are committed to taking any actions that advance our objective of delivering the Ocean as early as the end of 2022.”"

 

TESLA RELEASES Q2 2020 SAFETY REPORT

"In the 2nd quarter, we registered one accident for every 4.53 million miles driven in which drivers had Autopilot engaged. For those driving without Autopilot but with our active safety features, we registered one accident for every 2.27 million miles driven. For those driving without Autopilot and without our active safety features, we registered one accident for every 1.56 million miles driven. By comparison, NHTSA’s most recent data shows that in the United States there is an automobile crash every 479,000 miles."

 

In comparison, Tesla had an accident on Autopilot every 3.27 million miles in Q2 2019.

 

AMERICA’S CHEAPEST ELECTRIC VEHICLES ARE COMING COURTESY OF CHINESE AUTOMAKER KANDI

"Chinese electric vehicle and parts manufacturer Kandi Technologies Group  is officially bringing two EVs to the United States through its subsidiary Kandi America — news that has prompted run up in its share price in the past day. " says TEch Crunch: "Kandi Technologies has been talking about bringing EVs to the United States for a couple of years. Now, two models are arriving as early as the end of 2020, beginning in a limited area in Texas. Both are priced under $30,000 before federal incentives. The two models heading to the U.S. are Kandi’s compact K27 vehicle that comes with a 17.69 kWh battery, The larger K23 is also coming to the U.S. market. This small electric SUV has a 41.4 kWh battery and a driving range of more than 180 miles. The K23 starts at just less than $30,000, again, before applying federal incentives."

 

https://techcrunch.com/2020/07/30/americas-cheapest-electric-vehicles-are-coming-courtesy-of-chinese-automaker-kandi/

 

AUDI SPORT TO ELECTRIFY EVERY FUTURE RS MODEL

"Future Audi RS models will have one powertrain in the future, and it’ll be electrified. According to Audi Sport sales and marketing head Rolf Michl in an Autocar interview about the brand’s intentions, that includes mild-hybrids, plug-ins, and full EVs." reports Motor1: "Both should arrive before 2023 in the form of the RS4 – the plug-in – and the E-Tron GT RS."

 

https://www.motor1.com/news/436728/audi-sport-electrify-future-rs-models/

 

LORDSTOWN MOTORS SHOWS OFF ENDURANCE ELECTRIC PICKUP TRUCK IN NEW VIDEO

"Lordstown Motors just released a new promotional video with its all-electric pickup - Endurance, scheduled for market launch in 2021 (in Summer 2021 according to what we heard the last time)." says InsideEVs: "The description says: "Keep moving, keep building, keep believing. Endurance will take us forward, because endurance is what got us here. Introducing the all-electric Endurance, by Lordstown Motors.""

 

https://insideevs.com/news/436695/lordstown-motors-endurance-new-video/

 

MINI ELECTRIC HITS PRODUCTION MILESTONE

MINI Plant Oxford has built more than 11,000 MINI Electrics since production began

More than 3,000 MINI Electric orders in the UK to date

UK is second largest market for electrified MINI models with 19 per cent sales share for MINI Electric and Countryman Plug-In Hybrid

In 2021, a third of MINI 3-Door Hatch models built is expected to be elec

 

MAHLE AIMS FOR FASTER CHARGING WITH BETTER CONDENSER

"Mahle has presented a new type of condenser for cooling systems in hybrid and electric vehicles that should enable faster charging of the traction battery." reports Electrive: "The development of the new condenser was been prompted by the increase in overall demands on cooling systems in hybrid and electric vehicles where the battery, power electronics, electric motors and other components must all be kept within a carefully defined temperature window."

 

https://www.electrive.com/2020/07/30/mahle-aims-for-faster-charging-with-better-capacitor/

 

LINK TRANSIT’S 10 NEW BYD BUSES COME WITH WIRELESS CHARGING

"BYD is back to building electric buses. The company’s first post-closure delivery completed an order of 10 battery-electric K9S buses to Link Transit in Wenatchee, Washington." says ChargedEvs: The K9S 35-ft electric bus seats up to 32, has a range of 215 miles, and can be charged in 3 to 4 hours. Link Transit’s 10 buses are fitted with wireless charging receivers from Momentum Dynamics, to allowing for en route charging. . In January, Momentum and Link Transit extended their relationship with a new five-year agreement under which Momentum will provide three new 300 kW en route charging stations."

 

https://chargedevs.com/newswire/slink-transits-10-new-byd-buses-come-with-momentum-dynamics-wireless-charging-system/

 

4 NEW ELECTRIC VANS JUST HIT THE UK & EUROPEAN MARKETS

Peugeot e-Expert & Citroën ë-Dispatch - You can now order the e-Expert in the UK, with a starting price of £25,053 (excluding VAT but after the Plug-in Van Grant)

Renault ZOE Van - “The All-New ZOE Van is capable of travelling up to 245 miles on a charge, and uses the same powerful 52kWh battery pack and 80kW R110 electric motor as the New ZOE supermini.”

Mercedes-Benz EQV - Mercedes-Benz, the EQV, comes with a hefty price tag. Starting prices for the different trims are: EQV 300 Sport — £70,665. 90 kWh battery with 213 miles of range (WLTP).

 

https://cleantechnica.com/2020/07/30/4-new-electric-vans-just-hit-the-uk-european-markets/

 

 

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Jul 31, 2020
30 July 2020 | First European Polestar 2 Customer Car Delivered In Sweden
20:32

Show #853

 

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Thursday 30th July 2020. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to.

 

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First European Polestar 2 Customer Car Delivered In Sweden

https://insideevs.com/news/436497/f  irst-european-polestar-2-customer-car-delivered/

 

European BEV sales in H1 2020

https://pushevs.com/2020/07/30/european-bev-sales-in-h1-2020/

 

WM Motor plans 3 new models before the end of 2021

https://www.electrive.com/2020/07/29/wm-motor-plans-3-new-models-before-the-end-of-2021/

 

GM shares progress update on new battery cell factory in pictures

https://electrek.co/2020/07/29/gm-progress-update-battery-cell-factory-pictures/

 

China Is *Crushing* USA In Electric Bus Growth.

https://cleantechnica.com/2020/07/28/china-is-crushing-usa-in-electric-bus-growth-proterra-wants-to-change-that/

 

Swedish battery maker Northvolt raises $1.6 billion in debt financing

https://www.autoblog.com/2020/07/29/northvolt-battery-maker-sweden-debt-financing/

 

What is the GMC Hummer EV's 'Crab' mode?

https://www.foxnews.com/auto/gmc-hummer-ev-crab-mode

 

Elon Musk: Tesla is open to supply software, powertrains, & batteries to other automakers

https://electrek.co/2020/07/28/tesla-open-supply-software-powertrains-batteries-other-automakers-elon-musk/

 

ALEXA, CHARGE MY CAR

https://evobsession.com/alexa-charge-my-car-skoda-introduces-remote-electric-vehicle-charging-via-amazon-alexa/

 

Tesla and PG&E Break Ground on 182.5-Megawatt World Record Megapack Battery Storage System

https://www.tesmanian.com/blogs/tesmanian-blog/pg-e-tesla-break-ground-on-landmark-battery-energy-storage-system

 

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Jul 30, 2020
29 July 2020 | Rimac Says Single Speed EVs Are The Best Option
18:52

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BMW 3 SERIES ELECTRIC SPIED UNABLE TO HIDE ITS MISSING TAILPIPES

"BMW’s continued push of electric vehicles isn’t slowing down. It’s all part of the company’s plan to launch 12 fully electric models over the next few years. It’s ambitious, led by the iX3 SUV the automaker revealed earlier this month. The plan includes an all-electric 3 Series, and new spy photos show development continues on the sedan." says Motor1.com: "If it looks longer than a regular 3 Series, that’s because it is. BMW is building the all-electric sedan on top of the model’s long-wheelbase version. That means this could be a China-only model as BMW only sells the LWB version in the Asian country. The extended platform likely allows the automaker to install bigger batteries, helping extend the range and power while being mindful of the packaging. If that’s the case, then the electric 3 Series could arrive in the US and Europe."

 

https://www.motor1.com/news/436256/bmw-3-series-electric-spied/

 

VW SAYS THAT THE PANDEMIC HAS MADE EVS "MORE INEVITABLE"

"The full impact of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic remains to be seen, Volkswagen is already predicting that it will be good for electric cars. The pandemic has made electric cars "more inevitable," declared the headline for an in-house interview with Volkswagen Group of America senior VP of strategy Reinhard Fischer posted Friday." according to Green Car Reports: "While sharing services were heavily promoted before the pandemic, fear of virus transmission could cause more people to return to personal cars, Fischer said. In this scenario, electric cars have the added advantage of home charging, allowing drivers to avoid possible infection at gas stations, he said. The dramatic decrease in exhaust emissions during the early days of the pandemic, when most countries enforced strict stay-at-home orders, also showed the potential environmental benefit of electric cars. Municipalities will want to "hold on" to that cleaner air by enacting stricter emissions rules, Fischer said."

 

https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1129001_vw-says-that-the-pandemic-has-made-evs-more-inevitable

 

FIRST GERMAN BUYERS OF ID.3 EV ARE YOUNG ‘TECHIE’ MALES

"The Volkswagen ID.3 EV briefly became VW’s top-selling retail car in Germany last week when customers began placing orders at dealerships. The orders came more than a year after Volkswagen started taking deposits for its first purpose-built electric car. The company revealed who is buying the EV: mostly young “techie” men who had not previously purchased a VW." says Bradley at Electrek": "The company has received 37,000 pre-orders. About 85% of those deposit-holders have not bought a VW before the ID.3. That’s a dramatically different buyer than the loyal repeat buyers of the VW Golf hatchback. (About 85% of Golf buyers previously purchased a Golf.). The VW sales chief shared demographics about ID.3 buyers. They are predominantly: urban and suburban (not rural). Male self-described “techies”. Buying the ID.3 as a second car for a household"

 

Jürgen Stackmann, VW’s sales chief, told the Financial Times: "The ID.3 is igniting with a population that is about 10 years younger than the average profile [of our customers], which is around 58 in Europe."

 

https://electrek.co/2020/07/27/first-german-buyers-of-id-3-ev-are-young-techie-males-and-first-time-vw-owners/

 

TESLA MODEL Y REVIEW BY MARQUES BROWNLEE

"A recent Tesla Model Y review from prolific YouTube tech reviewer Marques Brownlee has explained why the all-electric crossover is the company’s most important vehicle yet. In his segment with the Model Y, the MKBHD noted that the vehicle could very well tick most of the boxes for consumers looking into buying an EV. That being said, the Model Y still has its room for improvement. " picks up TEsmanian: "One thing that should be noted with the Model Y, particularly its Performance trim, is that its ride is quite firm thanks to its coil suspension. Despite this, the Model Y drives very well, and it behaves a lot like a sports car regardless of its size. And being a Tesla, the vehicle is also loaded to the brim with tech, from its Autopilot suite to its Full Self-Driving system.  The YouTube tech reviewer remarked that rear visibility is quite limited due to the crossover’s sloping roofline, and early production units such as the Model Y Performance given for the review still had build quality issues. "

 

https://www.tesmanian.com/blogs/tesmanian-blog/tesla-model-y-review-mkbhd-video

 

CHINA NOW ACCOUNTS FOR NEARLY ONE-QUARTER OF TESLA REVENUE

"Tesla  has been counting on China to maintain its sales momentum, and it seems to be on track with the plan. In the three months ended June 30, the automaker’s revenue in China climbed 102.9% year-over-year to $1.4 billion, according to its latest SEC filing. That means China now makes up 23.3% of Tesla’s total revenues of $6 billion in the quarter, compared to just about 11% in the same period a year before." says TechCrunch: "While shipment in China jumped in the second quarter, Tesla delivered 4.8% fewer vehicles overall in the period due to challenges prompted by COVID-19, including suspended production. The period marked the fourth straight quarter of profitability for the automaker."

 

https://techcrunch.com/2020/07/28/tesla-china-revenue/

 

ELON MUSK’S NEW FAVOURITE COLOUR FOR TESLA CARS REVEALED

"A snap of what is believed to be Tesla CEO and co-founder Elon Musk’s own personal vehicle has revealed the first peek at his new favourite car colour: deep crimson. Tesla’s range of electric vehicles are currently available in only five colours: pearl white, black, dark silver metallic, blue metallic and red multi-coat." according to The Driven: "The image, which was used with permission by McCaffrey, shows a sublime dark reddish purple Model S that Musk confirmed is a “prototype of the colour”."

 

https://thedriven.io/2020/07/29/elon-musks-new-favourite-colour-for-tesla-cars-revealed/

 

TWO-SPEED GEARBOXES IN ELECTRIC SPORTS CARS ARE STUPID

"Mate Rimac: the founder of Rimac Automobili and the man behind the modern electric supercar. Rimac talks about the long and tortuous path to its single-speed gearbox, beginning with a startling admission - he hated the two-speed double-clutch gearbox that was in his first electric supercar, the Concept_One." says Domenick at InsidEVs: "Specifically, he says it was immensely complex, heavy, and inefficient. That's everything you don't want in a high-performance vehicle powered by already-heavy batteries. It makes sense, then, that when starting the C-Two clean-sheet design, they opted for single speed gearboxes. However, when it first debuted, that's not what was in the car. As Rimac tells it, they were just a few months away from the vehicle's Geneva Motor Show reveal when Tesla surprised the world with its upcoming Roadster (which, we should mention, has a single-speed gearbox), boasting acceleration of 0-to-60 miles per hour in 1.9 seconds. That was substantially quicker than the soon-to-be-unveiled C_Two. This development sent the team back to the drawing board and after, no doubt, many late-nights of work, it had revised the design and added a two-speed gearbox so as not to be outdone acceleration-wise. Still, Rimac wasn't satisfied. So, they redesigned the gearbox, motors, and inverter. After the changes, the motor's speed increased from 12,000 RPM to 17,700 RPM, while torque was juiced from 700 newton-meters (516 pound-feet) to 900 newton-meters (664 lb-ft). The change led to a lighting of the rear axle by a significant 60 kilograms (132.27 pounds)."

 

https://insideevs.com/features/436049/rimac-two-speed-gearbox-stupid-video/

 

ARAL TO SET UP 100+ CHARGING POINTS AT GAS STATIONS IN GERMANY

"The mineral oil company Aral has announced that it intends to set up more than 100 fast-charging points at its German filling stations within the next twelve months. The expansion is to continue as the oil giant’s long-term planning envisages “several hundred locations”." says electrive: "In February, Aral completed its pilot project for high power charging with the opening of the fifth charging park. These charging points are operated independently, supply pure green electricity and have a charging capacity of up to 350 kW. Up to now, Aral has relied on charging points that each offer a CCS and CHAdeMO connection. This is exactly what is planned for the 100 new charging points."

 

https://www.electrive.com/2020/07/27/aral-to-set-up-100-charging-points-at-gas-stations-in-germany/

 

 

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Jul 29, 2020
28 July 2020 | BMW Confirms Electric iX1, 5 Series and 7 Series
23:57

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BMW IX1 ELECTRIC SUV CONFIRMED

http://drivingelectric.com/bmw/x1/1908/bmw-ix1-electric-suv-confirmed

 

BMW 5 SERIES EV ON THE WAY

http://drivingelectric.com/bmw/1171/electric-bmw-5-series-way

 

BMW 7 SERIES EV CONFIRMED

http://drivingelectric.com/bmw/7-series/1620/electric-bmw-7-series-zero-emissions-luxury-car-confirmed

 

ELECTRIC MERCEDES-BENZ T-CLASS VAN-BASED MPV

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/new-mercedes-benz-t-class-van-based-mpv-launch-2022

 

LUCID AIR LUXURY EV WILL FEATURE DREAMDRIVE ADAS

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CHEVROLET BOLT EUV FIRST GM EV WITH SUPER CRUISE

https://gmauthority.com/blog/2020/07/2022-chevrolet-bolt-euv-will-be-first-gm-fully-electric-vehicle-to-offer-super-cruise/

 

MG 5 EV ESTATE HEADING TO THE UK

https://www.carbuyer.co.uk/news/173228/mg-5-ev-estate-heading-to-the-uk

 

SHANGHAI GIGAFACTORY PREPARES MODEL Y PRODUCTION

https://www.btimesonline.com/articles/136208/20200728/tesla-ramps-up-hiring-shanghai-gigafactory-prepares-model-y-production.htm

 

UPTURN FOR LUXURY CAR BRANDS DURING THE CORONAVIRUS EPIDEMIC

https://norwaytoday.info/finance/upturn-for-luxury-car-brands-during-the-coronavirus-epidemic/

 

TESLA GIGA BERLIN IS COMING TOGETHER QUICKLY

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-giga-berlin-prefab-construction/

 

CADILLAC TRADEMARKS SYMBOLIQ, OPTIQ AND CELESTIQ

https://www.autoblog.com/2020/07/27/cadillac-trademarks-symboliq-optiq-celestiq-names/

 

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https://uk.motor1.com/news/436087/citroen-edispatch-electric-van-pricing/

 

 

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Jul 28, 2020
27 July 2020 | Bugatti introduces the Baby II electric roadster
18:20

Show #850

 

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ABB BUILDS NEW $30 MILLION EV CHARGER PLANT IN ITALY

https://insideevs.com/news/435852/abb-builds-new-ev-charger-plant-italy

 

MORE THAN 300,000 RENAULT ELECTRIC VEHICLES SOLD IN EUROPE

https://en.media.groupe.renault.com/news/more-than-300-000-renault-electric-vehicles-sold-in-europe-6fb1-989c5.html

 

TESLA WILL MANUFACTURE BATTERY CELLS IN BRANDENBURG

https://www.electrive.com/2020/07/26/tesla-will-manufacture-battery-cells-in-brandenburg/

 

TESLA CYBERTRUCK’S STEEL BODY CAN BE HEATED TO GET DIFFERENT COLORS

https://electrek.co/2020/07/26/tesla-cybertruck-steel-body-heated-colors/

 

TESLA TO INSTALL 800 MWH MEGAPACK

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-megapack-batteries-800mwh-nevada-project/

 

BUICK LAUNCHES VELITE 7 EV SUV AND VELITE 6 PHEV IN CHINA

https://electriccarsreport.com/2020/07/buick-launches-velite-7-ev-suv-and-velite-6-phev-in-china/

 

ORA R1 GETS A BATTERY UPGRADE

https://pushevs.com/2020/07/25/ora-r1-gets-battery-upgrade/

 

DPD UK AHEAD OF ELECTRIFICATION SCHEDULE

https://www.electrive.com/2020/07/24/dpd-uk-ahead-of-electrification-schedule/

 

BUGATTI INTRODUCES THE BABY II ELECTRIC ROADSTER PRICED AT UNDER $35,000

https://www.autoblog.com/2020/07/25/bugatti-baby-electric-toy-car-pricing-and-specs/

 

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Jul 27, 2020
24 July 2020 | NIO Launches EC6 Electric Coupe
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NIO LAUNCHES EC6 ELECTRIC COUPE

https://insideevs.com/news/435752/nio-launches-ec6-electric-coupe/

 

START OF SALES FOR THE NEW MERCEDES-BENZ EVITO TOURER

https://electriccarsreport.com/2020/07/start-of-sales-for-the-new-mercedes-benz-evito-tourer/

 

MERCEDES-BENZ EQS DROPS CAMO

https://www.autoblog.com/2020/07/24/mercedes-benz-eqs-styling-spy-shots/

 

VW ID.4 ELECTRIC CROSSOVER DUE FOR DELIVERIES IN LATE 2020

https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1128966_vw-id-4-electric-crossover-deliveries-2020-us-production-2022

 

AUDI CEO DUESMANN CLAIMS E-TRON BATTERY ISSUES SOLVED

https://www.electrive.com/2020/07/23/audi-ceo-duesmann-claims-e-tron-battery-issues-solved/

 

MUSK SAYS NEW NORMAL RANGE IS 300 MILES

https://teslamotorsclub.com/blog/2020/07/23/musk-says-new-normal-range-is-300mi/

 

FORMER TESLA VP OF ENGINEERING JOINS ELECTRIC SUPERCAR COMPANY RIMAC

https://www.teslarati.com/rimac-hires-chris-porritt-tesla-executive/

 

ELECTROHEADS ELECTRIC KART RACE SERIES CELEBRATES ITS DEBUT TODAY

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Jul 26, 2020
23 July 2020 | Tesla’s Profitable Year And Future Plans – My Take
19:16

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TESLA'S FOURTH QUARTER OF PROFIT

Headlnes from CNBC: "Tesla reported its first full year of GAAP profits, along with second-quarter results Wednesday. Tesla said its revenue reached $6.04 billion during the quarter, with $428 million of that from regulatory credits. Net income: $104 million (GAAP). Tesla also reported its first full year of profitability on a GAAP basis, which means it can now be considered for inclusion on the S&P 500 index." CNBC says: "On the earnings call Wednesday, Musk announced that Tesla will build its next factory near Austin, Texas. The company plans to dedicate its Fremont, California, car plant to the production of Model S and Model X vehicles for all markets, and for Model 3 and Model Y production for the Western half of North America. The Texas factory, Musk said, will be used for production of the company’s Cybertruck, Semi, and Model 3 and Model Y vehicles for the Eastern half of North America."

 

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/07/22/tesla-tsla-earnings-q2-2020.html

 

"Tesla has said that its long-term plans don't include regulatory credits as a meaningful driver, but they have been recently. In fact, without regulatory credits, the automaker would not have become eligible to join the S&P 500. [RBC Capital Markets] noted that credits over the last four quarters have amounted to about $1.05 billion." according to Yahoo! Finance: "The company said its regulatory credits could double this year, which suggests they will reach $1.2 billion. It also reiterated hits guidance of 500,000 vehicle deliveries this year, although it added that reached that number could be more difficult due to supply constraints."

 

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/tesla-q2-2020-earnings-stock-155526993.html

 

"Musk on a conference call on Wednesday said Tesla would prioritize growth over profit going forward and focus on making its vehicles more affordable." according to Autoblog: "Tesla on Wednesday affirmed its goal to deliver at least half a million vehicles by the end of 2020 despite production interruptions, including the shutting of its California factory for nearly six weeks of the quarter on orders of local authorities. The company delivered more than 90,000 vehicles in the second quarter, surpassing analyst expectations. Musk said on Wednesday's call that the real limitation to Tesla's growth is battery cell production at an affordable price, and said the company would expand its business with Panasonic Corp  and China's Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL). Tesla will introduce new low-cost, long-life batteries in its Model 3 sedan in China later this year or early next, Reuters reported previously."

 

https://www.autoblog.com/2020/07/22/tesla-reports-profit-fourth-straight-quarter/

 

From Tesla: "“Our operating profit improved in Q2 despite challenging circumstances. Positive impacts included lower operating costs due to a temporary reduction in employee compensation expense, a sequential increase in regulatory credit revenue and deferred revenue recognition of $48M related to a Full Self Driving (FSD) feature release. These positive contributions were offset by significant costs related to factory shutdowns, as well as a sequential increase in non-cash SBC expense primarily attributable to $101M related to 2018 CEO award milestones. Although the Model Y production line was operating for about four months in the first half of 2020 due to shutdowns, we exited Q2 with Model Y production running at installed capacity.  This ramp was significantly faster than our initial Model 3 ramp, which took over nine months to reach the same weekly rate. We are installing additional machinery at the Fremont Factory, which is expected to increase total Model 3 / Model Y capacity from 400,000 to 500,000 units per year."

 

CYBERTRUCK HEADING FOR AUSTIN

"Tesla has selected Texas as the location for its next US factory. The factory will be the company’s second in North America and located about 15 minutes from downtown Austin and near the Colorado River. Billed as Tesla’s “Cybertruck Gigafactory”, the facility will be the main production plant for its upcoming all-electric Cybertruck and Model 3/Model Y vehicles for customers in the eastern half of the US." says Teslarati: "Musk confirmed that development on the new Giga Texas facility began on the weekend of July 17."

 

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-gigafactory-texas/

 

TESLA’S GIGA TEXAS IN AUSTIN, TEXAS, WILL BUILD CYBERTRUCK, SEMI, MODEL 3 & Y

" Elon Musk confirmed the location of what is now known as Giga Texas, just outside Austin. The new factory will, as we expected, produce the Cybertruck, but also the Tesla Semi, Model Y, and Model 3 for customers in the Eastern United States." says CleanTEchnica: "Building vehicles in a location in the central United States will help endear a completely new set of potential customers to Tesla, to electric vehicles, and perhaps most importantly, to the Cybertruck itself. Tesla has risen rapidly for those in the technology, clean technology, and environmental segments, but is still largely a mystery to many customers around the world, including millions of truck drivers using their vehicles as a tool for work."

 

https://cleantechnica.com/2020/07/22/confirmed-teslas-giga-texas-in-austin-texas-will-build-cybertruck-semi-model-3-y/

 

 

TESLA SOLAR ROOF TRIPLES INSTALLATIONS

"Tesla's Solar Roof was slow to ramp up for Tesla because it had to find ways of testing for longevity in an accelerated environment and lower the cost, price, and completion time of installations. The first hint that installations were becoming faster came when Tesla confirmed it had "roughly tripled" solar roof installation in Q2 versus Q1, Electrek reports." Interesting Engineering says: "In its Q2 2020 financial results, Tesla wrote: "Solar Roof installations roughly tripled in Q2 compared to Q1. We continue to expand our installation team to increase the deployment rate." As the rate of global climate change approaches a point of no return, homeowners may jump now more so than ever at the chance to take Tesla's solar panel offer of $1.49 per Watt up — signifying the possibility of the biggest-yet change in U.S. energy infrastructure."

 

https://interestingengineering.com/tesla-solar-offering-149-per-watt-installation-on-existing-roofs

 

TESLA INVITES ACTUARIES TO HELP IT CREATE A ‘REVOLUTIONARY’ INSURANCE COMPANY

"Tesla, which has been testing an insurance product for its drivers in California, is preparing to build an insurer, one CEO Elon Musk says will be “revolutionary.” And he’s inviting actuaries to join his cause." according to Insurance Journal: "According to Zachary Kirkhorn, Tesla’s chief financial officer, the company wants to harness the data from its telematics on its cars and drivers to build the new insurance operation beyond California.He said Tesla is nearly finished with testing its California telematics product and hopes to be filing that in several more states by the end of the year with the goal of going nationwide"

 

Elon said: "“I would love to have some high energy actuaries, especially. I have great respect for the actuarial profession. You guys are great at math. Please join Tesla, especially if you want to change things and you’re annoyed by how slow the industry is. This is the place to be. We want revolutionary actuaries”

 

Musk said that accuracy of information is “at the heart of being competitive” with insurance. The choice is between assessing drivers “looking in the rear-view mirror” or assessing them individually, “looking ahead with smart projections” and being able to inform them what actions they can take to reduce their insurance.

 

https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2020/07/24/576871.htm

 

AFFORDABLE MODELS ARE COMING

Elon: "“The thing that bugs me the most is that our cars are not affordable enough. We need to fix that. We want to be slightly positive and maximize growth, and make the cars as affordable as possible"

 

 

 

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22 July 2020 | VW ID.3 available to order in GB
21:01

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Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Wednesday 22nd July 2020. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to.

 

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VW ID.3 AVAILABLE TO ORDER FOR PRE-BOOKERS

"Volkswagen has opened the order books for its ID.3, allowing those who placed a deposit to specify and confirm their car. The ID.3 1st Edition costs £38,880 (exc. PiCG) and features a 58 kWh (net) battery for a range of 260 miles on a charge. Ultra-rapid charging can be completed at up to 100 kW, allowing drivers to add around 180 miles of range in half an hour." says NExt Green Car: "Powered by a 150 kW electric motor, the ID.3 completes the 0-62mph sprint in 7.3 seconds, and matches a Golf GTI's 0-37mph time."

 

https://www.nextgreencar.com/news/8953/vw-id3-available-to-order-for-prebookers/

 

Whats the take from Top Gear? They say: "Cheaper models with less range, performance and kit will follow, but if you want to be among the first to get your mitts on VW’s purpose-built EV, you’ll need to part with £38,880. That’s sounds like a lot, but remember the UK Government will give you £3,000 off (because electricity), so you’ll actually only pay £35,880. Still a lot – that makes the ID.3 1st Edition around £5,000 more than a top-spec Mini Electric or Honda E, but just under £5,000 cheaper than an entry-level Tesla Model 3. The 1st Edition gets a 58kWh battery good for 260 miles of range. The Model 3 Standard Range Plus can do 254 miles, while the Honda and Mini can only do around 140 miles at most."

 

https://www.topgear.com/car-news/electric/volkswagen-id3-1st-edition-not-cheap

 

BMW SHUTS DOWN FACTORY FOR OVER A MONTH TO PREPARE FOR I4 ELECTRIC CAR PRODUCTION

"BMW announced today that it is going to shut down its Munich factory for over a month in order to prepare for the production of its next electric car, the BMW i4.  It’s not uncommon for automakers to have scheduled production shutdowns in order to upgrade manufacturing lines, but this announcement from BMW today was surprising due to its length." says electrek: "The Munich factory is where BMW currently produces the 3 Series and it employs 7,800 people. Shutting down the plant for 6 weeks is going to have a major impact on the automaker’s inventory. The BMW i4 is built on BMW’s upcoming fifth-generation electric powertrain. The technology is supposed to enable BMW to produce all-electric, hybrid, and diesel/petrol cars all on the same production line. Plant director Robert Engelhorn commented on the remodel in Munich: “We are gearing up our Munich plant for the future. Once remodelling is finished, we will be able to produce vehicles with diesel, petrol and hybrid drive trains, as well as the fully-electric BMW i4, all on the same line. This will allow us to respond flexibly to customer demand.” BMW claims that the electric sedan is going to be able to achieve a range of 600 km (373 miles) on an 80kWh battery."

 

https://electrek.co/2020/07/22/bmw-shut-down-factory-i4-electric-car-production/

 

AUDI IS RESEARCHING BIDIRECTIONAL CHARGING TECHNOLOGY

"Increasing network stability, lowering electricity costs, and contributing to climate protection – that is the vision that Audi and the Hager Group are pursuing. The incorporation of the electric car into the domestic grid is at the core of an innovative research project on bidirectional charging. This offers major advantages in combination with a photovoltaic system in particular. Excess PV electricity can be stored temporarily and output as needed." says VW: ". At night or during non-productive times of the rate, the car then uses inexpensive electricity to charge up to the desired target SOC (state of charge). Bidirectional charging also provides a security of supply that extends beyond pure cost optimization: In the event of a blackout, the system can supply the house with energy via the high-performance HV battery or it can even operate a building without a grid connection independently in what is known as stand-alone operation."

 

https://www.volkswagenag.com/en/news/2020/07/energy_transition.html

 

RENAULT MARKS MAJOR EV SHARING ORDER FROM THE UK

"The UK-based electric car subscription service Onto (formerly Evezy) has ordered 1,100 Renault Zoe. The first units were already delivered." according to electrive: "The remaining vehicles are to be handed over to Onto within six months, according to Renault UK. Originally the subscription provider (then still under the name Evezy) had ordered 180 Zoe. The Zoe ordered at that time and also the now newly delivered Zoe should already be available for the customers. For a monthly fee, Onto provides the car, insurance, breakdown service, maintenance and even charging current. No down payment is required, the subscription can be cancelled or changed every month. According to Renault, the entry-level price for the Zoe is 339 pounds per month – but only for cars of the “previous generation”, i.e. those models that have already been ordered in 2017. What the subscription to the new Zoes with a 50 kW DC charger will cost is not clear from the announcement."

 

https://www.electrive.com/2020/07/22/renault-marks-major-ev-sharing-order-from-the-uk/

 

SKODA ENYAQ IV: 500KM-RANGE ELECTRIC SUV TO MAKE SEPTEMBER DEBUT

"Skoda has revealed its upcoming Enyaq iV will make its world debut in Prague on 1 September.

 

The brand’s first electric SUV will be the first production model based on the MEB electric car platform and boast a range of up to 500km, which is around 311 miles. " says leasing.com: "The Enyaq will be available in rear- or four-wheel drive and offer a choice of three battery sizes and five power variants, depending on requirements.

 

The entry-level model is the Skoda Enyaq iV 50. This has the smallest battery and will offer a maximum range of up to 340km (211 miles). Next up is the Skoda Enyaq iV 60 fitted with a 62-kWh battery that can deliver range of up to 390km (242 miles). The rear-wheel-drive Enyaq iV 80 has a 82-kWh battery and could be able to go as far as 500km."

 

https://leasing.com/car-leasing-news/skoda-enyaq-iv/

 

TESLA WILL CHANGE ALLOY FOR CYBERTRUCK

" Tesla will be changing the alloy it uses for the Cybertruck, CEO Elon Musk said on Tuesday. After replying to Teslarati’s coverage of SpaceX building a new full-scale Starship prototype, Musk confirmed to a follower on Twitter that the automaker would also be updating the alloy of the all-electric Cybertruck that is set to begin production in late 2021." according to JOey at Teslarati: The truck’s durability was based on the fact that the 30X cold-rolled exoskeleton was the best that Tesla could find. The company was transparent that if there were a better material out there, they would use it. It seems that Tesla may have found something more durable, and it may be in tune with the new Starship. Tesla has been leveraging SpaceX welding techniques in its vehicles as well."

 

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-cybertruck-alloy-change-elon-musk/

 

MERCEDES EQC SPIED ALREADY GETTING READY FOR NEW GENERATION

"If you live in the United States, you still can’t put an order for the EQC, Mercedes-Benz’s first all-electric production vehicle on the global market. Even if you check the brand’s official website for the country, you’ll find the EV SUV under the Future category.  "Meanwhile, as weird as it may sound, the brand is already working on the next-generation EQC." says MOtor1.com: "why is Mercedes already working on a successor for today’s model when the latter is not even on sale in the United States yet? Simply because the first-gen EQC is based on the EVA-I architecture which is also used by the current C-Class and GLC. It’s a platform designed with combustion engines in mind and there’s limited space for batteries and other physical limitations engineers had to deal with. The new EQC, however, will ride on a new, EV-dedicated architecture that should also underpin a number of other compact EVs from the brand. This platform should be capable of accommodating a larger battery pack and should also provide other benefits compared to the current one.  According to the initial details, Mercedes has given the new EQC the green light for a launch at some point in 2022. This could very well mean customers in the US won’t even get the first-gen model at all."

 

https://www.motor1.com/news/435238/new-mercedes-eqc-spied/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=RSS-all-news

 

 

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21 July 2020 | Mustang Mach-E Tire-Killing Machine Teased By Ford Performance
17:51

Show #846

 

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TESLA’S MASSIVE MODEL Y STAMPING MACHINE

"Recent images from Tesla’s Gigafactory Shanghai complex suggest that the installation of the Made in China Model Y stamping press is nearing completion. The photos bode well for the progress of the Shanghai based factory, as it suggests that trial production runs of the Model Y could indeed begin sooner than expected, perhaps as early as the end of this year. " reports TEslarati: "The pictures from Giga Shanghai feature a massive stamping press that looks all but completely set up. One end of the massive machine also included a banner that reads:  “Good fortune for finishing the installation of Giga Shanghai stamping line. With the installation of the Model Y factory’s stamping press in mind, as well as the presence of a sky bridge between the two production facilities in the Giga Shanghai complex, it appears that Tesla is now only months away from starting trial production runs of the Model Y for the Chinese market.”

 

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-y-giga-press-china-first-look/

 

TESLA MODEL 3 & MODEL Y WILL GET “UNIVERSAL” BATTERY PACK “SOON”

"In addition to some notes about the Tesla Semi battery and the Tesla Semi pilot production line “coming along,” we also learned this week that the Model 3 and Model Y packs will soon be “universal” — the same for both of them." according to CleanTechnica: "it appears they have been somewhat different so far. It seems that the differences come down to manufacturing improvements Tesla (and/or Panasonic) has made for the Model Y batteries. However, this only relates to US-built vehicles at the moment. The Model Y battery manufacturing improvements will be passed on to production of Model 3 batteries, presumably as Tesla is able to update the production lines, but none of this applies to the LFP batteries from CATL that the Model 3 that is made in Shanghai, China, uses. One final note from that tweet indicates the heat pump that is in the Model Y will eventually be put into the Model 3 as well"

 

https://cleantechnica.com/2020/07/21/tesla-model-3-model-y-will-get-universal-battery-pack-soon/

 

TESLA SECRET PROJECT PALLADIUM: NEW MODEL S AND MODEL X ARE COMING

"Electrek has discovered a new Tesla secret project called “Palladium,” and it involves some important updates to the Model S and Model X. The project involves building new production lines for updated versions of the Model S and Model X. It’s still unclear how far-reaching the Palladium update is going to be, again due to Tesla keeping the information compartmentalized, but it sounds like it could be significant." says Elecrrek: "According to people familiar with the matter, the new Palladium update is going to involve new battery modules and drive units that are going to serve as the basis of the upcoming “Plaid” version of Model S and Model X. The new powertrain is going to enable a tri-motor configuration for plaid and feature increased performance and efficiency."

 

https://electrek.co/2020/07/21/tesla-secret-project-palladium-new-model-s-model-x/

 

CADILLAC LYRIQ EV WILL HAVE ENORMOUS 33-INCH DASH DISPLAY

Cadillac wants to make sure its first electric vehicle gets noticed. With that in mind, the automaker has shared images of the gigantic curved 33-inch display that will cover most of the dashboard of the upcoming Lyriq EV." reports Car & Driver: "The electric SUV's curved 33-inch OLED display will serve as the infotainment system, instrument gauge, and control for lighting and HUD to the left of the steering wheel. Cadillac says that while the giant screen is separated into three individual displays, the entire screen can be used as a single unit—likely while the car is stopped and charging."

 

https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a33383709/cadillac-lyriq-large-display/

 

CRAZY MUSTANG MACH-E TIRE-KILLING MACHINE TEASED BY FORD PERFORMANCE

It’s called the Mach-E 1400, so-called because it has 1400hp (1381bhp). Thanks to the ever-expanding world of electric hypercars that figure isn’t as shocking as it perhaps ought to be, but the way this Mach-E achieves it will raise some eyebrows - it uses seven motors." according to Car Throttle: "That’s five more units than fitted to the GT, the most powerful road-going version of the Mach-E. Three feed the front differential, while the remaining four are arranged “in pancake style” at the back, connected to the rear diff via a single driveshaft. Powering the heptad of motors is a 56.8kWh battery pack, which is cooled while charged using ‘di-electric coolant’.  It can be optimised for drifty shenanigans (it’s surely only a matter of time before Ford-sponsored Ken Block gets his hands on it) or for lap time heroics. When going for the latter, the Mach E 1400 can rely on a giant rear wing, a huge front splitter and other aero devices to generate vast amounts of downforce, with 1000kg available at 160mph."

 

https://www.carthrottle.com/post/this-prototype-ford-mustang-mach-e-has-1400bhp-and-seven-motors/

 

GMC'S ELECTRIC HUMMER COULD SOMEDAY SERVE ALONGSIDE THE HUMVEE IN THE U.S. ARMY

"Every civilian Hummer model traces its roots to AM General's Humvee, which made its combat debut when the United States invaded Panama in 1989. Fast forward to the 2020s, and the tables have turned. The born-again Hummer that will arrive with an electric powertrain and a GMC emblem could spawn a military-spec truck." says Atublog: ""[The upcoming Hummer] is a full-size truck with 400 miles of range and 1,000 pound-feet of torque, it's a very highly capable vehicle. That could provide a great base platform for an electric vehicle to be used in the military context," said David Albritton, the president of General Motors Defense, in an interview with GM Authority."

 

https://www.autoblog.com/2020/07/21/gmc-humvee-electric-military-vehicle/

 

RENAULT TWINGO Z.E. PRICE EMERGES IN GERMANY AND IT IS HIGH

"The Renault Twingo Z.E., announced earlier this year, is a new electric model scheduled for market launch in Europe in 2020. It will be produced in the Novo Mesto plant in Slovenia, alongside conventional versions. The official pricing was not yet announced, but the Twingo Z.E. appeared in the latest edition of the list of EVs eligible for subsidies in Germany, managed by the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA)." says InsideEVs: "The starting net price of the Renault Twingo Z.E. will be €20.831.94, which depending on VAT will be: 16% VAT (by the end of 2020): €24,165.05. 19% VAT from 2021: €24,790.00. That sounds a lot for a tiny car with a 22 kWh battery, doesn't it?" The problem with the price of the Renault Twingo Z.E., and other EVs as well - pointed out by PushEVs - is that at high incentives (in Germany it's up to €9,000 off) manufacturers sets relatively high prices, while customers will get the cars effectively much cheaper. The margin on the Twingo Z.E. (at a price two times higher than ICE) must be tremendous. The question is, whether it's the right way to go, because it's almost certain that at lower subsidies, the initial price would be lower, and more "realistic.""

 

https://insideevs.com/news/435053/renault-twingo-ze-price-germany/

 

OXFORD TRIALS ELECTRIC RCV

"Oxford city council is trialling its first electric refuse collection vehicle (RCV) this week, ahead of plans to replace all 27 diesel lorries in its fleet." reports Lets Recycle: "Oxford Direct Services (ODS), which manages waste collection for the council and local businesses, is assessing how the lorry performs collecting waste from household and business premises across the city. ODS claims the vehicle, provided by Warwickshire-based lorry manufacturer Dennis Eagle, is the first “purpose-built, fully integrated” electric RCV built by an original equipment manufacturer in the UK. The trial is taking place between 21 and 23 July. Maria Warner, waste and recycling services manager at ODS, described it as a significant investment and a major step forward for Oxford."

 

https://www.letsrecycle.com/news/latest-news/oxford-trials-electric-rcv/

 

 

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20 July 2020 | Mercedes EQS Electric Gets Over 435 Miles Of Range
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Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Monday 20th July 2020. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to.

 

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MERCEDES EQS ELECTRIC SEDAN TO OFFER MORE THAN 435 MILES OF RANGE

"Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Daimler’s Annual Meeting organized this month was unconventional as it was hosted exclusively online. Head honcho Ola Källenius talked about how the COVID-19 outbreak has taken its toll on car sales before moving on to more exciting news.. After providing preliminary details regarding the Mercedes S-Class W223 debuting in September, Daimler’s CEO changed the subject to the EQS. He reiterated it will be a car developed from the ground up as an EV rather than being an electric conversion of the next-generation S-Class. Just like the concept presented in 2019, the production version will have a range of more than 435 miles (700 kilometers) thanks to batteries manufactured in-house at Daimler’s Stuttgart-Untertürkheim plant." says Motor1.com: "The Tesla Model S Long Range Plus is touted as being the first true 400-mile EV on sale in the United States courtesy of an official EPA-rated range of 402 miles (647 kilometers). It remains to be seen whether the Mercedes EQS will be able to beat that. For the time being, the Model S available in Europe with the longest range has a WLTP-certified rating of 379 miles (610 kilometers)."

 

https://www.motor1.com/news/434765/mercedes-eqs-435-miles-range/

 

ALIBABA-BACKED EV MAKER XPENG RAISES $500 MILLION.

"Chinese electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Xpeng Motors, backed by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA.N), said on Monday it has raised around $500 million in its latest funding round. As enthusiasm builds for more climate-friendly vehicles, shares of EV makers, including Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) and Nio Inc (NIO.N), have surged in recent months and auto makers are looking to the markets for funds." says Reuters today: "Xpeng, led by Chief Executive He Xiaopeng, is making electric G3 sport-utility vehicles (SUVs) and P7 sedans with autonomous driving capabilities in two Chinese plants. The funding will enable Xpeng to further develop intelligent vehicle technologies. The company plans to have about 200 showrooms in China by the end of this year."

 

https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-xpeng-fundraising-electric/alibaba-backed-ev-maker-xpeng-raises-500-million-idUKKCN24L05Z

 

TESLA WILL LEASE YOU A MODEL Y FOR $499 PER MONTH

"The Long Range starts at $49,990 after a recent price reduction. The Performance carries a starting price of $59,990. If you finance through Tesla, the Model Y Long Range will cost you about $699 per month for 72 months with $4,500 down. That's at 2.49% APR. Now, you can choose to lease the Model Y through Tesla. The deal works out to $499 per month for 36 months with $4,500 due at signing. It's a 10,000-mile-per-year lease, which is common among luxury vehicle" according to InsideEVs: "Leasing is popular in the U.S., so Tesla is likely taking advantage of this as another tool to increase demand. It also means people who may not be able to afford an expensive car can fit the Model Y in their budget. Leases are very common for luxury vehicles. Even at zero-percent interest, financing a $50,000 car results in a significant monthly payment."

 

https://insideevs.com/features/434837/tesla-model-y-lease-deal-499-month/.

 

CATL WILL SOON BE SHIPPING LFP BATTERIES FOR TESLA CHINA MODEL 3S

"CATL (Contemporary Amperex Technology Co.) who is currently China’s largest battery manufacturer today (with 28% of the global battery market) confirmed that it will start shipping it’s LFP (Lithium-Iron-Phosphate Batteries) later this month directly to Tesla’s Shanghai Gigafactory, for use in its China-only, entry level, Model 3 Standard Range Plus EVs." says Torque News: "Currently, today’s Chinese Model 3s get their batteries from Panasonic, who has been the sole battery provider for Tesla so far (LG also has a battery contract with Tesla for Chinese battery production) and it looks like CATL will start to ship LFP battery cells to Giga Shanghai sometime this month. And even though LFP prismatic battery packs are more difficult to cool, and provide lower energy density than Panasonic’s NCA (nickel-cobalt-aluminum) or LG Chem’s NMC (nickel-manganese-cobalt) batteries which Tesla uses, the Model 3 SP LFP should offer comparable EV range, possibly using a larger capacity pack, or using CATL’s cell-to-pack technology."

 

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TESLA SEMI PILOT LINE “COMING TOGETHER” — EMPLOYEE LEAK

"A Tesla employee based at Tesla Gigafactory 1 in Nevada has indicated that the pilot production line for the Tesla Semi is under development, implying that things seem to be going well. This person tweeted last week, “New nugget: pilot line for Semi coming together….”" says CleanTechnica: "This person has provided insight on a number of factors in the past year — vehicle production line development in Fremont as the Model Y has rolled out and the use of Tesla’s Lathrop facility a bit northeast of Fremont as a parts supply facility and for vehicle casting, for example — but he has primarily provided insight on battery production. He first responded to a discussion about battery production at the gigafactory on September 20, 2019"

 

https://cleantechnica.com/2020/07/20/tesla-semi-pilot-line-coming-together-employee-leak/

 

UK’S FIRST BATTERY GIGAPLANT MOVES A STEP CLOSER

Britishvolt is pleased to announce that it has signed an MOU with the Welsh Government as both parties work together on plans to develop a commercially viable 30 GWh battery manufacturing plant, and supplementary 200MW solar plant, at the former RAF base at Bro Tathan, Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales.

After six months of careful analysis, the site was narrowed down from over 40 locations, due to a number of factors including: import/export accessibility, availability of labour and skilled staff, and convenient geographical proximity to customers and local industrial companies. Both parties have now signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), to collaborate on the potential of building the UK’s first full cycle battery cell gigaplant subject to UK government funding through the Automotive Transformation Fund, to produce lithium ion cylindrical and pouch cells primarily servicing the automotive market.

 

https://britishvolt.com/news/britishvolt-welsh-government-ink-mou-for-building-uks-first-ev-battery-gigaplant/

 

GIGA BERLIN MEETS MORE BUREAUCRACY IN GERMANY

"The trouble surrounding permissions to build the Tesla Gigafactory in Germany continues, local media reports. The company charged with covering the water requirements for Giga Berlin has stopped planning." says electrive: "Regional broadcaster RBB reports this online, citing an internal letter from the Strauss-Erkner (WSE) water association. At the heart of the problem are unsigned contracts and future estimations. German authorities in Brandenburg had greenlighted Tesla to lay the foundations for the planned plant in Grünheide just a week ago – and despite the full environmental permit still pending. The Californians have been struggling with the permits since months, after environmental group’s objected the plans, forcing Tesla to redraft the planning permission. One concern was the factory’s water consumption, and Tesla reduced the planned water consumption in the application documents."

 

https://www.electrive.com/2020/07/20/giga-berlin-under-threat-from-german-bureaucracy/

 

WE CHARGE: VOLKSWAGEN’S NEW CHARGING SERVICE HAS OVER 150,000 PUBLIC CHARGING POINTS

Volkswagen is rolling out its own charging service to coincide with the market launch of the ID. family: With We Charge, customers will be able to charge their electric vehicles at over 150,000 public charging points all over Europe. The We Charge charging card gives them easy access to these charging points. Customers have a choice of three individual tariffs with features such as exclusive conditions for the IONITY high-power charging network. We Charge can be booked and used from mid-August. Volkswagen is thus rounding off its “charging ecosystem” that makes charging electric vehicles as convenient as possible.

 

The We Charge Free basic tariff does not have a monthly fee. It essentially provides access to charging via a single charging card – and is best suited to drivers who only rarely use public charging points to charge their electric cars. We Charge Go offers lower prices for individual charging processes and is the right choice for regular users of public charging points. We Charge Plus is the tariff for all frequent drivers. For example, they only pay 30 eurocent per kilowatt-hour for IONITY in Germany and can therefore use the pan-European high-power charging network at a very attractive price.

 

JEEP RENEGADE 4XE PLUG-IN GYBRID GOES ON SALE IN EUROPE

With its most recent step into the world of electrification, the Jeep plug-in hybrid propulsion solution is capable of enhancing the legendary off-road capability of its line-up of SUVs, starting with the Renegade 4xe plug-in hybrid.

The Jeep Renegade 4xe pairs a 1.3-litre turbo petrol engine with an electric motor, located between the rear axle, which is powered by an 11.4 kWh battery that can be recharged while driving or through an external power outlet or charge point. On its own, the efficient 1.3-litre turbo engine delivers a power output of 130hp or 180hp, plus the 60hp produced by the electric motor, giving a total of 190hp in the Longitude and Limited version or 240hp in the Trailhawk model.

 with acceleration from zero to 62mph in around 7.5 seconds and a top speed of 81mph in full electric and up to 124mph in hybrid mode.

 

The Jeep Renegade 4xe arrives in showrooms in the UK in September priced from £32,600 OTR for a Jeep Renegade 4xe Longitude.

 

https://electriccarsreport.com/2020/07/jeep-renegade-4xe-plug-in-gybrid-goes-on-sale-in-europe/

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19 July 2020 | Should More Car Makers Launch Proprietary Networks?
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AUDI: PROPRIETARY CHARGING NETWORK FOR HI-TECH EVS?

"The Volkswagen Group is planning a proprietary charging network throughout Europe, Spiegel magazine claims, citing circles around Audi’s project Artemis. It looks like initially, only Audi drivers would benefit from the hi-tech network with Porsche clients to follow." according to electrive: "The article leaves open whether other Volkswagen brands or even competitors will be able to access the network later. The first step, therefore, seems to be a proprietary charging network for Audi electric cars as well as Porsche’s, similar to that of Tesla and their Superchargers. Neither Spiegel nor Audi name any technical advances the premium chargers may utilise. High power charging is already installed across Europe by Ionity, in which Volkswagen has a stake, of course, and with prices that fit an almost exclusive approach."

 

https://www.electrive.com/2020/07/19/audi-planning-proprietary-charging-network-for-hi-tech-evs/

 

KOREA TO EXTEND SUBSIDIES FOR ELECTRIC CARS TO 2025 TO SUPPORT GREEN NEW DEAL

"Buyers of electric vehicles in South Korea will be able to pick up state subsidies until 2025 as the government has pushed back the sunset provision date under its goal to have 1.33 million green cars on the road by the same year. The state-imposed sales target for green cars would also be tweaked to reduce the burden on carmakers, with excess sales allowed to be traded as credits like carbon emissions" says Pulse NEws: "To accelerate the transition to electric vehicles, the plan bumped up future-vehicle subsidies by 4.5 trillion won. EV subsidies, which were to phase out starting this year to completely expire by 2022, are also extended for another three years. Passenger cars would be subsidized until 2024, and commercial buses and trucks by 2025.

 

https://pulsenews.co.kr/view.php?year=2020&no=733375

 

STARD LAUNCHES WORLD’S FIRST ROAD-CAR BASED ELECTRIC MOTORSPORT CUSTOMER PROGRAMME WITH THE FORD

"STARD is delighted to announce the world’s first road-car based electric motorsport customer programme aimed at delivering race-ready competition Ford Fiesta ERX2s onto the market with a bespoke fully-electric powertrain."

Based on the Ford Fiesta MK8 ST bodyshell and developed around the FIA World Rallycross Championship’s Projekt E category ERX2 regulations.

The Ford Fiesta ERX2 has been developed in-house by STARD in Austria, using knowledge gained from over 10 years of electric motorsport vehicle development. The Ford Fiesta ERX2 incorporates STARDs REVelution powertrain system, using three electric motors, producing 450kW (613bhp) combined power and 1002Nm of instantaneous torque with a top speed of 240km/h, using a four-wheel drive system and two-speed transmissions fitted to both axles.

Race-ready Ford Fiesta ERX2s are now available, priced at €374.000 and first examples have already been delivered to customers, such as experienced rallycross team Holten Motorsport in Norway.

 

http://stard.at/2020/07/17/stard-launches-worlds-first-road-car-based-electric-motorsport-customer-programme-with-the-ford-fiesta-erx2/

 

FIRST VW DIESELGATE SETTLEMENT-FUNDED FAST CHARGER IN NORTH DAKOTA

"Ten North Dakota communities have received funding to build fast-charging stations from a settlement against Volkswagen for violating the Clean Air Act. The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality has allocated $2.7 million to local governments and businesses for clean vehicle projects, including 17 fast-charging stations across the state." reports Tesmanian: "Communities plan to charge drivers for the electricity they consume, though it has not yet determined rates. But they do not plan to make money on this, and just look for breakeven."

 

Out of Spec Motoring

@Out_of_Spec

Charging at the first and only public DC charging point in North Dakota

 

https://www.tesmanian.com/blogs/tesmanian-blog/first-vw-dieselgate-settlement-funded-fast-charger-in-north-datota

 

TESLA SLASHES SOLAR PRICE AGAIN, NOW STARTS AT $6K, BIGGER SYSTEMS SEE PRICE INCREASE

"Tesla has updated its solar panel pricing again, slashing the price of its base system to just $8,200, but bigger systems are now a little more expensive." says electrek: "The biggest difference is that the base solar system that someone can buy, a 4.08kW system, starts at just $8,200, or $6,000 after incentives. That’s a $1,800 price drop before the federal tax credit."

 

https://electrek.co/2020/07/17/tesla-solar-price-decrease-increase/

 

CLEANTECHNICA INTERVIEW WITH PETER CARLSSON, CEO OF NORTHVOLT

"I think the car companies need to also come and offer new and sustainable products, in order to get back the kind of demand that was there before the crisis. And I think this pandemic is actually going to accelerate some of these transitions. Because I think consumers have been thinking about this. That’s part of it.  And also — getting economies going after this crisis. I think every big government around the world is thinking of, “where do I get the most bang for the buck in terms of investments in the economy?” And many of them — like the European Union — [are] focusing on so-called “green deals.”

 

https://cleantechnica.com/2020/07/18/cleantechnica-interview-with-peter-carlsson-ceo-of-northvolt-part-one-background-mission-unique-approach/

 

VOLKSWAGEN, TESCO AND POD POINT REACH MILESTONE

Volkswagen, Tesco and Pod Point teamed up to provide the largest free retail charging network for electric vehicle (EV) owners across the UK.

 

The groundbreaking partnership has now hit the landmark 200th store after four EV points were installed at the Tesco superstore in Chester.

 

So far, enough renewable energy has been given away to power the homes in a city the size of Chester for a whole day.

 

Over the past 18 months, these charging points across the UK have been used 150,000 times by EV owners of all brands – providing their batteries with a combined 669 megawatts of power.

 

https://vwpress.co.uk/en-gb/releases/4282

 

CONNECTED ENERGY WINS FIRST ORDER FOR ITS NEXT GENERATION SECOND-LIFE ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM

Second life battery pioneer, Connected Energy will be installing the first of its new generation of optimised energy storage systems as part of Suffolk County Council’s latest project, The Hold (The Hold is expected to attract thousands of visitors each year, seeking to research local history, find out about their families, or to take part in events and activities. The £20m project is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund)

The E-STOR will help optimise energy use and peak loads across a system including PV, EV chargers and critical HVAC, designed to create a controlled climate for the archived materials.

The new 300kW/360kWh containerised systems, which include 24 second life Renault Kangoo batteries, have benefitted from collaborative support from Renault and ABB to increase efficiencies on both the power and capacity sides of the system.

 

https://www.energylivenews.com/2020/07/17/connected-energy-wins-first-order-for-its-next-generation-second-life-energy-storage-system/

 

RARE 1,250 HP ELECTRIC HYPERCAR WAS SPOTTED TOOLING AROUND LA

RAESR stands for Rice Advanced Engineering Systems and Research, and I think they’d like you to pronounce that acronym like “racer.” Their car, the Tachyon Speed, uses six direct-drive motors pushing around 2,950 pounds of carbon fiber body and battery at up to 240 mph or more.

 

RAESR says they’re now taking orders for these beasts, with prices ranging from $750,000 to over $1,500,000

It looks like what the Batmobile would be if Bruce Wayne wasn’t such a cheapskate.

Based on these pictures of one of the prototypes sans body, it looks like it’s a tandem-seat car, and I think the roof opens like a fighter jet canopy

 

https://jalopnik.com/this-absurdly-rare-1-250-hp-electric-hypercar-was-spott-1844420529

 

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18 July 2020 | 4,500 Porsche Taycans Sold So Far This Year
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Show #842

 

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Saturday 18th July 2020. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to.

 

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NEW YORK TO INVEST $750 MILLION TO EXPAND ELECTRIC-VEHICLE INFRASTRUCTURE

"New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced an investment program that would allocate $750 million to build charging stations and other electric-vehicle infrastructure as part of the state's long-term goal to reduce emissions. The measure is set to create more than 50,000 charging stations and will largely be funded by the state's investor-owned utility companies, with the total budget capped at $701 million through 2025." reports Autoblog: "An additional $48.8 million is allocated from a 2017 settlement with German carmaker Volkswagen AG over its diesel emissions cheating scandal to fund electric school and transit buses, as well as charging stations. New York's announcement comes on the heels of a similar measure by Florida, which on July 10 announced an $8.6 million investment to expand charging stations."

 

https://www.autoblog.com/2020/07/17/new-york-to-invest-750-million-to-expand-electric-vehicle-infrastructure/

 

RENAULT ZOE VAN REVEALED AS PRACTICAL SMALL EV WITH 245-MILE RANGE

"Created by applying modest modifications to the Zoe road car – most notably opaque rear windows and the removal of the rear seats to form a flat load area – the Zoe Van will be powered by the same 52kWh battery pack and 107bhp R110 electric motor. Its range is rated at 245 miles per charge under the WLTP test cycle, allowing for a 50% payload and 75kg driver."£ says Autocar: "Prices without VAT but with the plug-in van grant start at £19,380 and rise to £20,995, highlighting the business savings over the Zoe road car, which starts from £28,795 with VAT and prior to the application of the electric vehicle grant."

 

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/renault-zoe-van-revealed-practical-small-ev-245-mile-range

 

UK COULD BAN NON-ELECTRIC NEW CAR SALES BY 2030, SAYS SHELL

"Royal Dutch Shell expects the UK can end the sale of gasoline and diesel vehicles in just a decade, as the nation attempts to eliminate emissions by the middle of the century." accordin to WorldOil.com: "The ban can be brought forward to 2030 with “the right policy and incentives,” Sinead Lynch, the head of oil giant Shell’s operations in Britain said on LinkedIn. That’s five years earlier than the deadline set by Prime Minister Boris Johnson in February, and also beats the 2032 date that Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said may be possible to achieve. Europe’s biggest oil companies have been preparing for a slowdown in fuels demand, and are increasingly turning their attention to electricity production"

 

https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/7/17/uk-could-ban-non-electric-new-car-sales-by-2030-says-shell

 

DS TO FOCUS ON BEV & PHEV AS OF 2025

"The electrification strategy of the PSA brand DS Automobiles provides for an even stronger orientation towards e-mobility: From 2025, DS intends to offer only fully electric models and plug-in hybrids." says electrive: "Currently, the French have a pure electric car in their range with the DS 3 Crossback E-TENSE, which takes over the drive technology from the Opel Corsa-e and Peugeot e-208. DS 4 E-TENSE is to be presented before the end of this year. At the beginning of June it was announced that a DS model will be built at Opel in Rüsselsheim from 2021 – according to reports, this will be the DS 4. Although the model is to be based on the larger EMP2 platform (which is currently offered at most as a PHEV), an electric motor with 100 kW output and a 50 kWh battery are mentioned as probable technical data."

 

https://www.electrive.com/2020/07/17/ds-to-focus-on-bev-phev-as-of-2025/

 

ITALY’S BEV SALES DOUBLED IN FIRST HALF OF 2020

"Italy’s EV market is finally getting hot. Following months of unprecedented growth and despite an incredibly adverse time in history, electric mobility has now reached the halfway point of this infamous year with outstanding figures, doubling sales from 2019. And the most important aspect is, we haven’t seen anything yet." reports CleanTechnica: "Market share of hybrid and fully electric cars lags behind that of other European nations such as the UK, France, and Germany, let alone Scandinavian countries. market share of fully electric cars now stands at 1.7%. the Italian BEV market from booming in the first six months of 2020, doubling year over year to about 10,000 units."

 

Zoe, Smart ForTwo, e-Up! the Top 3.

 

https://cleantechnica.com/2020/07/17/italys-bev-sales-doubled-in-first-half-of-2020-the-only-way-is-up/

 

PORSCHE DELIVERED 4,480 TAYCAN ELECTRIC CARS IN FIRST HALF OF 2020

"The first deliveries of the Taycan started late last year, and therefore, 2020 is the first full year of production and deliveries for Porsche’s first all-electric car, with 4,480 deliveries during the first half of 2020." says Electrek: "Aside from the pandemic, another thing that could have affected Taycan sales in the first half of the year is that the Taycan 4S, the cheaper version of the electric sedan, arrived just a few months ago. Furthermore, Porsche recently announced the RWD version of the Taycan, which will bring the base price even lower. However, the German automaker has only confirmed deliveries of that version for the Chinese market so far."

 

https://electrek.co/2020/07/17/porsche-taycan-electric-car-first-half-2020/

 

GENERAL MOTORS PROVIDES DETAILS FOR LINE OF FUTURE ELECTRIC VEHICLES

Beginning in 2020, GM’s EV portfolio will begin to expand with launches by Chevrolet, GMC and Buick. The next Chevrolet EV will be a new version of the Bolt EV, launching in 2021 as a 2022 model, followed by the 2022 Bolt EUV, launching Summer 2021.

The Bolt EUV will be the first vehicle outside of the Cadillac brand to feature Super Cruise, the industry’s first true hands-free driver assistance technology for the highway.

Later in 2020, GM plans to reveal the Cadillac Lyriq luxury SUV.

Production of the Ultium-powered GMC Hummer EV is expected to begin in Fall 2021 at the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant.

  • A Buick SUV will offer more conventional crossover proportion that maximizes interior space and cargo.
  • A Buick CUV will feature more expressive proportion with a greater emphasis on form and athletic fashion.

 

LIGHTNING SYSTEMS DEBUTS NEW ELECTRIC FORD F-550 FOR SHUTTLE BUSES, DELIVERY TRUCKS

"Lightning Systems has introduced an all-electric powertrain for the popular Ford F-550 Chassis Cab. The top speed is 65 miles per hour. The 128 kWh batterypack supports a range of more than 100 miles, depending on equipment configuration, payload, route, weather, and driver." repotrs Green Car Congress: "Full regenerative braking adds range while reducing wear and tear on the friction brakes. Featuring a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery syste