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17 Oct 2019 | Volvo XC40 Revealed With 75kWh Battery, Cab Company Goes All Electric and Model Y Seen Road Testing
16:15

Show #613

 

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Thursday 17th October 2019. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story to save you time.

 

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VOLVO XC40 RECHARGE

"The Volvo XC40 Recharge arrives as Volvo’s first battery electric car, and first ‘Recharge’ model, with 75kWh battery and 402bhp." says CarsUK: "Looking almost identical to the ICE XC40, the XC40 Recharge gets the blanked-off grille we’ve already seen and a 75kWh battery pack lurking under the floor. And it has promising specs to go with its 75kWh battery. Volvo say it will deliver more than 250 miles on a single charge. But most appealing is that it comes with pretty much the same 4WD electric powertrain as the Polestar 2, which means a chunky 402bhp and 487lb/ft of torque, enough to scoot the XC40 Recharge to 62mph in under 5.0 seconds."

 

https://www.carsuk.net/volvo-xc40-recharge-revealed-the-electric-xc40-arrives-as-volvos-first-ev/

 

As per jalopnik, buyers of the PHEV model get free electricity for a year: "“Recharge plug-in hybrid model will come with free electricity for a year, provided through a refund for the average electricity cost during that period.”"

 

https://jalopnik.com/volvos-first-full-ev-is-called-xc40-recharge-and-comes-1839101896

 

Anders Gustafsson, president and CEO of Volvo Cars USA: "We're going to launch one BEV [battery electric vehicle] every year through 2025".

 

CNET says: "Volvo's next big platform, Scalable Product Architecture 2 (SPA 2), will arrive in 2021 with the next-generation XC90 SUV. Production of the XC90 will kick off in Charleston, South Carolina, in 2022. "That car will of course be able to be sold with a BEV solution from the start," Gustafsson said. For its future electrification efforts, Volvo will draw on the engineering efforts of its Polestar brand. SPA 2, as we've reported earlier, will also underpin the upcoming Polestar 3 electric SUV, which is also expected to launch around 2021 or 2022. The XC40 EV was also built this way. Its Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) was originally designed to handle a full-EV application, and, in addition to the XC40 EV, it underpins the Polestar 2 sedan. Look for the Volvo XC40 EV to go on sale in the US in late 2020."

 

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/new-volvo-electric-vehicles-2025/

 

GREEN CAB GOES GREENER, MOVING TO ALL-ELECTRIC FLEET

A story I missed from two days ago on WKOW.com: "A Madison cab company is set to become one of the first in the country to run an all-electric-vehicle Tesla fleet. Green Cab’s owner tells 27 News the taxi service is partnering with Zerology to replace the fleet of hybrid cars with Tesla vehicles. Green Cab’s website says it’s the city’s only all hybrid rideshare service. It’s been in Madison since 2010."

 

https://wkow.com/news/top-stories/2019/10/14/green-cab-goes-greener-moving-to-all-electric-fleet/

 

TESLA MODEL Y ELECTRIC SUVS SPOTTED

"At least three red Tesla Model Y electric SUVs were spotted on Tuesday morning (Australian time) being transported near the Californian carmaker’s Fremont factory." says The Driven, and they've posted a tweet by @Model3Owners which said: "A few Model Ys spotted in Fremont being transported"

 

"Another Model Y in Midnight Silver was also spotted on Highway 680 in Fremont apparently undergoing road testing. This particular model has created a great deal of excitement with its 19″ aero sports wheels which appear to be the same offered on the Performance Model 3 in China."

 

https://thedriven.io/2019/10/16/tesla-model-y-electric-suvs-spotted-in-lead-up-to-early-production-start-in-2020/

 

https://thedriven.io/2019/10/16/tesla-model-y-electric-suvs-spotted-in-lead-up-to-early-production-start-in-2020/

 

ELECTRIC RENAULT TWINGO CONFIRMED BY PRODUCT PLANNING BOSS

"An all-electric Renault Twingo (a city car smaller than ZOE) has been expected for years and it seems that it will be finally introduced!" says InsideEVs: "This summer we saw a leaked calendar of new model launches by Renault, which indicated a Twingo IV Z.E. in 2022, but the Twingo BEV might be introduced as early as next year!It's interesting that the Twingo Z.E. was on the table even before ZOE. At some point, Renault even unveiled a concept (in 2013, after the ZOE) and was exploring joint production with Daimler (Renault Twingo Z.E. - smart forfour EV), but in the end, only Daimler introduced a smart forfour EV."

 

https://insideevs.com/news/376538/electric-renault-twingo-confirmed/ 

 

TESLA MODEL S PLAID PRODUCTION DATE REVEALED BY ELON MUSK

"Elon Musk recently announced an estimated production date for the Tesla Model S “Plaid” P100D+ that’s currently running laps at the Nürburgring. According to the CEO, the track-capable, aerodynamically optimized variant of its flagship sedan will go into production around Summer 2020." writes Joey for Teslarati: "With Elon Musk’s recent update on Twitter, it now seems certain that the final iteration of its Model S Plaid P100D+ will be available for purchase less than a year from now. Quite interestingly, this date also comes just before Musk’s initial estimates for the start of Model Y deliveries, which was announced as Fall 2020 during the crossover’s unveiling last March."

 

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-s-nurburgring-edition-production-date/

 

PUPILS TO COUNT NUMBER OF ZERO-EMISSION MILES TRAVELLED

"School children are being encouraged to choose low-emission travel in a new competition launched by Go Ultra Low, the joint government and car industry initiative created to provide all the necessary information about electric vehicles." reports AirQualityNews: "TV presenter Ben Fogle, the Go Ultra Low Ambassador and face of the campaign, is challenging children to count the number of zero-emission miles they travel over the course of a week. The competition will draw attention to the emissions associated with different modes of transport and will encourage pupils to choose low emission travel instead. This includes walking, cycling, public transport or electric vehicles. There will be accompanying lesson plans for participating schools, which will aim to educate the pupils on how to reduce their carbon footprint through sustainable travel."

 

https://airqualitynews.com/2019/10/16/pupils-to-count-number-of-zero-emission-miles-travelled/

 

 

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16 Oct 2019 | Rumour: Tesla Model Y Production Begins Before April 2020
19:53

Show #612

 

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Wednesday 16th October 2019. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story to save you time.

 

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BREAKING! TESLA MODEL Y PRODUCTION TO START IN Q1 2020 (UNOFFICIAL LEAK)

From  Chanan at CleanTechnica: "Originally, the Model Y was supposed to start shipping in “late 2020”. Currently, Tesla’s website says new orders will ship in Q1 2021. However, according to an anonymous source with a proven and reliable track record, Tesla is about to accelerate its plans and start production in Q1 2020 at its Fremont factory. (We’ve also received the same information independently through a reliable second-hand source.). The Model Y will launch with the Long Range all-wheel drive (AWD) trim, according to this source, and Tesla will release the Standard Range Plus (SR+) version once production has been ramped up and the Model Y SR+ has a large enough gross margin. Another fun little tidbit of technical information we have been told is that the Model Y will indeed use the new revolutionary flex-cable circuitry that reduces the length of wires needed throughout the car and also gives every component a redundant connection to the battery and the computer. This makes it possible for robots to install more of the “guts and veins” of the car and cut down on the manual labor involved in installing cables. As Elon Musk has said multiple times, robots suck at placing normal cables into the vehicle."

 

https://cleantechnica.com/2019/10/15/breaking-tesla-model-y-production-to-start-in-q1-2020-unofficial-leak/

 

NEW PORSCHE MACAN EV TO GET TAYCAN PLATFORM AND TECH

"first revealed by Autocar in October 2018. The new model will feature an entirely different bodystyle from the existing Macan to reflect its status as a reinvented model for the brand." says Ricahrd at Autocar: "Speaking to Autocar at the recent Frankfurt motor show, Porsche’s director of SUVs, Julian Baumann, confirmed that the existing, internal combustion-engined Macan will remain on sale alongside the new Macan during a transitional phase. The offering will broadly mirror that offered by the Taycan/Panamera duo. The electric Macan will arrive in 2021 and initially be a high-performance model in the mould of the Taycan, carrying the same Turbo badging to identify it as the top-of-the-range version. The current Macan will be offered alongside it partly because “some

customers are not ready for EVs,” said Baumann. “So there will be two different cars.”"

 

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/new-porsche-macan-ev-get-taycan-platform-and-tech

 

BASE PORSCHE TAYCAN HAS MORE POWER THAN A 911 GT3

"The Taycan 4S will be available in two battery sizes, but it's the larger 93.4 kWh two-deck 'Performance battery Plus' Porsche has detailed online. According to the Instagram post and a subsequent press release, the large-battery Taycan 4S will boast a peak output of 563 hp. Sure, that's nearly 200 hp less than the Turbo S. Even the standard-battery 4S gets decent power though, with a 79.2 kWh single-deck Performance battery giving it 523 hp in overboost state, meaning the cheapest Taycan money can buy still has more power on tap than a Porsche 911 GT3."

 

https://carbuzz.com/news/base-porsche-taycan-has-more-power-than-a-911-gt3

 

2021 AUDI E-TRON SPORTBACK SPIED UNCOVERED

"Audi teased a camouflaged Sportback variant of the 2020 Audi E-Tron earlier this year. We expected we would see the car uncovered pretty soon after, but one of our spy photographers has caught it undisguised before Audi could reveal it." writes Joel at Autoblog: "It looks pretty much the way we expected. The upright rear of the E-Tron has been exchanged for a sloping fastback. The greenhouse looks quite a bit like the Audi A7 with a large rear quarter window. It also has fairly prominent roof rails that help maintain the E-Tron's crossover image. Everything south of the window line looks to be carry-over from the regular E-Tron. Mechanically, the E-Tron Sportback should be identical to the traditional hatchback version. That means two electric motors, one at each end, making 355 horsepower and 414 pound-feet of torque. Range will probably be close to the current model's 204 miles. We expect the official unveiling of the Sportback to come by the end of the year, possibly at the LA Auto Show."

 

https://www.autoblog.com/2019/10/11/2021-audi-etron-sportback-spy-photos

 

TESLA MODEL S PLAID P100D+ SPIED AT NÜRBURGRING

"It appears that two Tesla Model S Plaid P100D+ prototypes have returned to the Nürburgring. Spy shots of the two vehicles acquired by Teslarati depict the two Model S doing runs around the iconic track with renewed ferocity." reports Joey at Teslarati: "The “Plaid” Model S that Tesla brought to the Nürburgring this time around were vehicles that had notable differences compared to the two units that took on the German racetrack last month. While the vehicles featured the same wide body kit, large air intake at the front, a rear spoiler, and track-optimized wheels and tires, the two Plaid Model S vehicles that were recently sighted feature new air vents on the front fenders. A blue Plaid Model S prototype is even fitted with a rear diffuser."

 

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-s-plaid-p100d-spy-shots-nurburgring-images/

 

JCB SECURES FLEET DEAL FOR NEW ELECTRIC DIGGER

From thecontructionindex.co.uk: "A-Plant has bought a fleet of 10 of the 19C-1E model in a deal worth more than £350,000. The 19C-1E - JCB’s first-ever electric diggers - are being produced at JCB Compact Products in Cheadle, Staffordshire, with orders rolling in from across Europe and North America. The model, which is five times quieter than its diesel counterpart, is expected to be popular with companies working inside buildings and in emissions and noise-sensitive inner-city areas."

 

https://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/jcb-secures-fleet-deal-for-new-electric-digger

 

BP CHARGEMASTER CONTINUES UK CHARGING STATION ROLL OUT

"BP Chargemaster installed four new 150kW rapid chargers at their retail site in Hammersmith, London. Their plan is to furnish their Polar charging network with another 400 units of the variety by 2021." writes electrive: "The chargers were powered up this week, following the UK rollout of their fast charging network across the nation. The first of the 150 kw fast chargers were launched in August, with the first two units installed at the retail site BP Cranford in Hounslow. Charging can be done with both CHAdeMO and CCS connectors, with a full charge possible in about 10-12 minutes of charging time"

 

BUICK LAUNCHES VELITE 6 PLUS MAV EV WITH INCREASED RANGE OF 410 KM

"Buick launched the VELITE 6 PLUS MAV (multi-activity vehicle) electric vehicle in China." reports Green CAr Congress: "The newest member of the VELITE 6 family, the VELITE 6 PLUS has a constant-speed range of up to 410 kilometers (255 miles) under New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) conditions on a single charge. The original VELITE 6 MAV was launched in April with an electric driving range of 301 kilometers. As Buick’s first global all-electric vehicle and SAIC-GM’s first electric vehicle for the mass market, the VELITE 6 integrates resources and advanced technology from GM and SAIC for new energy and connected vehicles. It represents the latest application of the Buick Blue strategy. The capacity of the battery in the VELITE 6 PLUS has been increased to 52.5 kWh and its energy density has been increased to 140 Wh/kg, allowing it to store more energy with the same volume. It provides electricity consumption of 13.1 kWh/100 km."

 

https://www.greencarcongress.com/2019/10/20191015-velite.html

 

MAZDA TEASES ELECTRIC CAR'S INTERIOR AHEAD OF TOKYO MOTOR SHOW DEBUT

"While Mazda previously confirmed with Roadshow ahead of an official announcement that the Tokyo Motor Show would serve as the backdrop for the electric car's reveal, the automaker teased the EV's interior on Tuesday." according to CNET.com: "Mazda Europe's official Twitter flashed a brief look at the electric car's center console, which reveals a sleek design complete with a familiar rotary knob that operates Mazda's infotainment system in current vehicles.A Mazda representative previously told Roadshow that the battery-electric vehicle will not be based on a current Mazda production vehicle. Whatever the company has planned will be a totally new model. We're also in the dark on what form this vehicle will take, but it's a safe bet this will be a crossover of sorts."

 

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/mazda-electric-car-interior-features-tokyo-motor-show/

 

 

GM OFFERS TO MAKE ELECTRIC PICKUP IN DETROIT, AS UAW PUSHES FOR MORE US-MADE GAS VEHICLES

"GM has committed to building an electric pickup truck in Detroit in its ongoing attempt to negotiate a new contract with the UAW." says Green Car Reports: "Last Friday, Detroit's WDIV-TV detailed the latest in negotiations between General Motors and the UAW Friday as the two seek to resolve a contract stand-off that currently has more than 45,000 U.S. auto workers on strike nationwide.  As part of this latest round, GM has promised to build an electric pickup truck at the Detroit-Hamtramck plant, which GM had previously said it would shutter. While this would be good news for the UAW on the surface, a new EV line would likely not fully utilize the existing plant space, meaning GM would not be able to employ as many union workers there as it had in the past."

 

https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1125520_gm-offers-to-make-electric-pickup-in-detroit-as-uaw-pushes-for-more-us-made-gas-vehicles

 

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Oct 16, 2019
15 Oct 2019 | Harley’s Livewire Struggle, Uniti One Goes On Sale and Karma Revero GT Starts Production
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HARLEY-DAVIDSON HALTS PRODUCTION OF NEW ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLES

"Harley-Davidson has halted production and deliveries of its new LiveWire electric motorcycle after reportedly discovering a problem with its charging mechanism." reports CNBC: "The company didn’t provide more details on the “non-standard condition” that was holding up production. But the Wall Street Journal, which first reported the news, said the company told dealers last week it was stopping production to test its charging mechanism."

 

In a statement to CNBC: “We recently discovered a non-standard condition during a final quality check; stopped production and deliveries; and began additional testing and analysis, which is progressing well, we are in close contact with our LiveWire dealers and customers and have assured them they can continue to ride LiveWire motorcycles. As usual, we’re keeping high quality as our top priority.”

 

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/14/harley-davidson-halts-production-of-new-electronic-motorcycles.html

 

JAGUAR I-PACE IS THE FIRST ALL-ELECTRIC NÜRBURGRING RACE ETAXI

Jaguar launches all-electric RACE eTAXI service at the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife with its I-PACE performance SUV.

 

Professional drivers will take passengers around the world’s most famous and demanding circuit in the all-wheel-drive zero-emissions model.

 

  • One lap as a co-driver in the Jaguar I-PACE 1 or Jaguar XE SV Project 8 2 on the Nordschleife
  • Provision of helmet and balaclava
  • Soft drinks and specialty coffees
  • Price I-PACE: € 149.00 * incl. VAT, max , 1-3 persons / round

 

TESLA ENDS SALE COMMISSION, INCREASES SALARIES

"Tesla is reversing most of its “online sales only” strategy launched earlier this year. The automaker is going to hire more sales and delivery staff, end sales commission for Tesla Advisers, and increase salaries and stock bonuses, according to sources familiar with the matter." says electrek: "Tesla is planning to open a new type of retail location called “Tesla Centers” to avoid dealership restrictions and increase deliveries. Furthermore, sources familiar with the matter told Electrek that Tesla communicated to employees that they plan to hire more sales and delivery people. They are also eliminating the commission structure, which was already revised down earlier this year. Sale advisers, who were the most affected by the reduction in compensation, are being told that they will get a 20% to 40% salary increase to compensate for the change."

 

https://electrek.co/2019/10/13/tesla-ends-sale-commission-increase-salaries-stock-bonuses/

 

UNITI ONE PRICED FROM £15,100

Uniti, Sweden’s ground-breaking mobility pioneer, has revealed the pricing and specification for its eagerly-awaited debut vehicle, the fully-electric Uniti One.

Designed in Sweden and engineered in the UK, the Uniti One has been created from the ground-up to be an urban electric vehicle: fully optimised for efficiency, sustainability and affordability, whilst maximising interior space for three adults. All of which has been achieved without sacrificing quality, comfort or real-world usability.

A direct benefit of the car’s ultra-compact footprint and light-weight construction, the Uniti One’s standard 12 kWh battery provides 150 km (93 miles) of range from a single charge, while the optional 24 kWh battery extends range to an impressive 300 km (186 miles). A hundred kilometres (62 miles) of range can be added in just ten minutes using a 50 kW CCS charger. The Uniti One’s class-leading 8.0 kWh/100km efficiency is achieved through a weight-saving ethos evident throughout the car. A combination of purposeful design engineering, appropriate use of materials and innovative manufacturing techniques give the Uniti One a kerb weight of just 600 kg.

Perfectly suited to the urban environment, the Uniti One accelerates from 0-50 km/h (0-31 mph) in 4.1 seconds and 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 9.9 seconds, before reaching its top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph), where permitted and conditions allow.

With prices starting from just £15,100 (after £3,500 UK Government subsidy).

 

https://www.uniti.earth/uk/

 

APTERA CLAIMS THREE-WHEEL EV CAN RUN ON SOLAR ONLY WITH NO PLUGGING IN

A report today in Car & Driver: "Aptera, a once bankrupt startup that's raising money for a fresh start, is claiming its forthcoming electric three-wheeler can operate on solar power without ever plugging in to charge. Every hour it's parked in the sun generates five miles of range, so Aptera claims 44 miles of range in a day based on solar charging from the summer sun in San Diego. Users can still plug in the Aptera EV, which Aptera recently claimed will have a 1000-mile range between charges. The EV was designed with solar in mind, and it has more than 180 panels that are built into the car's composite structure. "

 

https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a29445577/aptera-three-wheeler-solar-no-charging/

 

JOINT CALL ON EU TO PROVIDE FRAMEWORK FOR H2 INFRASTRUCTURE

"The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association, Hydrogen Europe and the International Road Transport Union are jointly calling on European policymakers to ramp up investments in EU-wide hydrogen refuelling infrastructure for fuel cell vehicles." writes Nora at electrive: "The listed demands include revising the EU’s Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive to include mandatory targets for hydrogen. New financial instruments for such infrastructure investments, as well as tapping into existing EU funding mechanisms, are to help to accelerate the roll-out."

 

https://www.electrive.com/2019/10/14/joint-call-on-eu-to-provide-framework-for-h2-infrastructure/

 

KARMA REVERO GT ENTERS PRODUCTION

"Last month, the Karma Revero GT entered initial production at the KICC in Moreno Valley, CA - the only car manufacturing site in Southern California. The new generation, with 61 miles (98 km) of all-electric range EPA range (expected), is a very exotic series-hybrid (with plug-in capability), now powered by the BMW i8's three-cylinder engine." according to InsideEVs.

 

28 kWh battery (instead 21.4 kWh)

expected 61 miles (98 km) of all-electric range EPA range (Revero 37 miles EPA)

up to 360 miles (579 km) of total range, including up to 80 miles (129 km) electric and up to 280 miles (451 km) with generator

0-60 mph (96.5 km/h) in 4.5 seconds (Revero 5.4 seconds)

1.5L BMW TwinPower Turbo three-cylinder in-line engine (same as in BMW i8) as onboard generator (previously 2L GM engine)

dual-motor rear-wheel drive (with torque vectoring for rear wheels)

 

https://insideevs.com/news/376125/karma-revero-gt-production-start-images/

 

EU: IONITY NOW RUNS OVER 150 HIGH POWER CHARGING SITES

"Ionity has now 151 high power charging sites up and running across Europe. At the end of May this year there were at 100 locations. By the end of 2020, the joint venture plans to have 400 HPC sites in operation." says electrive: " While Ionity delivers the installation, the company relies on site-owners and operators such as Circle K in Norway or Shell in the UK to realise the planned pan-European high power charging network."

 

https://www.electrive.com/2019/10/13/eu-ionity-now-runs-over-150-high-power-charging-sites/

 

MERCEDES-BENZ ARCTIC FOX

"Mercedes-Benz Vans and bodybuilder Kerstner developed the "Arctic Fox", which is based on the eVito and is a perfect eGrocery vehicle for urban areas. It has an electric drive and an electrically operated cooling system, so that food products can be delivered with zero local emissions. Its innovative feature is that the cooling system is connected to the vehicle electrical system, which minimises the need for additional batteries. In September, the ""Arctic Fox" demonstrated its suitability for everyday use in a four-week pilot project with online meal kit provider HelloFresh in Belgium. The "Arctic Fox" supported up to 50 deliveries per tour and was able to keep the temperature in the cargo area (chilled goods) reliably. Thus it fulfilled the urban delivery use case successfully. The aim is to extend the concept for zero local emissions delivery of temperature-sensitive products to other sectors and series in future."

 

https://media.daimler.com/marsMediaSite/en/instance/ko.xhtml?oid=44597766

 

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Oct 15, 2019
14 Oct 2019 | Porsche Surprises With Taycan 4S, More Talk Of Banning Engines and Tesla Is The Most Googled
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PORSCHE EXTENDS ELECTRIC SPORTS CAR MODEL RANGE WITH THE TAYCAN 4S

It was only in September that the new electric sports car from Porsche celebrated its high-profile premiere on three continents simultaneously. Now, the company is already presenting the third version of the sports saloon with the Taycan 4S, says a press release today. The new model is available with two battery sizes. Following the Taycan Turbo S and the Taycan Turbo, the Taycan 4S is therefore the new entry-level model in the series. A single-deck Performance battery with a total capacity of 79.2 kWh comes as standard. The two-deck Performance battery Plus familiar from the Taycan Turbo S and Taycan Turbo is optionally available. The total capacity here is 93.4 kWh.

 

On the UK Porsche configurator the range is from 198 miles to 289 miles for the Performance battery. Price starts at £83,367.

 

https://newsroom.porsche.com/en/2019/products/porsche-taycan-4s-electric-sports-car-entry-level-model-18901.html

 

Fred at Electrek said: "The smaller battery pack results in a range of 407 km (253 miles), and the bigger one should result in 463 km (288 miles) on a single charge based on the WLTP standard. The Taycan 4S with Performance battery Plus becomes the longest-range version of the Taycan. Both versions of the new Taycan 4S can accelerate from a standing start to 100 km/h in 4 seconds and have a top speed of 250 km/h. Porsche says that the new version will start at $103,800 in the US with the smaller battery pack and $110,000 with the Performance battery Plus."

 

https://electrek.co/2019/10/14/porsche-taycan-4s-new-entry-level-battery-pack/

 

evo.co.uk says: "Separating the 4S from its Turbo counterparts are a few subtle design tweaks, ranging from new 19-inch Turbo S Aero wheels, red brake calipers, marginally less aggressive front and rear bumper designs and slightly raised suspension. Six-piston caliper brakes with 360mm discs are fitted at the front, with four-piston, 358mm units at the rear. Porsche’s 4D Chassis Control can also be found, alongside the same three-chamber adaptive air suspension as on the Turbo and Turbo S. Perhaps the biggest draw of the Taycan 4S will be its price. Starting from £83,367, it seems no less than a bargain when stacked up against the Turbo and Turbo S, with £32,491 sitting between it and the Turbo, and a staggering £55,459 with the Turbo S. Order books open today, and first deliveries are expected in January 2020. "

 

https://www.evo.co.uk/porsche/porsche-taycan/201843/porsche-taycan-4s-revealed-with-563bhp

 

VOLKSWAGEN CEO SAYS ELECTRIC CAR SHIFT WON'T HURT MARGINS: PAPER

Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) does not expect the shift in production toward electric cars aimed at averting billions of euros in European pollution fines to hurt its profit margins, Chief Executive Herbert Diess said in a newspaper report on Monday." reports Reuters: "Diess said the German car maker expected to sell nearly 20,000 Audi e-Tron in 2019, adding the first year’s production of the electric Porsche Taycan was already sold out. Orders for the VW ID.3, the group’s recently unveiled compact electric model, are already covering the production planned until mid-2020, Diess said."

 

Diess: "“We do not expect a deterioration in margins. Our advantage is that all our brands have the same platform for electric products and the same batteries that we buy in China,”"

 

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-volkswagen-chairman/volkswagen-ceo-says-electric-car-shift-wont-hurt-margins-paper-idUSKBN1WT0PP?feedType=RSS&feedName=businessNews&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+reuters%2FbusinessNews+%28Business+News%29

 

SINGULATO MOTORS COMPLETES NEW ROUND OF FUNDING CLOSE TO $100 MILLION

"Chinese electric vehicle (EV) maker Singulato Motors received a capital injection from Japan’s Itochu Corp amounting to nearly $100 million on October 12, according to Reuters." according to PanDaily.com "Singulato could receive an additional “few hundreds of millions of dollars” from Itochu if the Chinese startup meets certain conditions. To receive the potential extra funding, Singulato would have to speed up development of its first model, a fully electric sport-utility vehicle called the iS6, and make proper preparations for an IPO, one of the people said. A Tokyo-based spokesperson said the Japanese company had recently made an additional investment in Singulato, but declined to specify the amount except to say it was a minor investment. Previously, the total funding of Singulato exceeded 17 billion yuan (~$2.4 billion). The company’s investors include Legend Star, Till Capital, Intel Capital, GX capital and other major financial and strategic investors."

 

https://pandaily.com/singulato-motors-completes-new-round-of-funding-close-to-100-million/

 

GROUPE PSA REAFFIRMS UK ELECTRIFICATION STRATEGY

"Speaking at the Automotive EV Conference (hosted by Three6Zero) held in Coventry on 8 October, UK Head of Electric Vehicles & Connected Services for Groupe PSA, Helen Lees discussed the brand’s electrification strategy, the future of the EV sector in the automotive industry and addressed investment and market potential." says Automotive Purchasing and Supplies: "In just two years, 15 new electrified vehicles will be launched across all brands in the Groupe PSA portfolio. These include a variety of passenger cars that are already available to order, new DS 3 CROSSBACK E-TENSE, DS 7 CROSSBACK E-TENSE, all-new Peugeot e-208, 3008 SUV HYBRID4, all-new 508 HYBRID, Vauxhall Corsa-e and Grandland X Hybrid4. These will be joined later in 2020 by all-new Peugeot e-2008 and new Citroën C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid, whilst Groupe PSA will also extend its battery electric (BEV) offering on its award-winning LCV product from 2020 starting with the Citroën Relay and Peugeot Boxer."

 

https://www.automotivepurchasingandsupplychain.com/news/18358/15/Groupe-PSA-reaffirms-UK-electrificaiotn-strategy-at-Automotive-EV-conference

 

LABOUR PARTY PLEDGES TO BAN SALE OF NON-ELECTRIC CARS BY 2030

"A Labour government will aim to end the sale of cars with internal combustion engines by 2030, as part of its plans to tackle the climate emergency. The party is to begin talks with the car industry and trade unions to explore the policies needed to achieve the goal. It says it wants to help an “under siege” industry switch to electric car production." says The Guardian: "It comes as measures to phase out the internal combustion engine gathering pace across Europe. Earlier this month, Denmark called for a plan to phase out diesel and petrol cars and allow a ban on their sale by 2030. It was backed by 10 other EU countries."

 

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/oct/13/labour-pledges-to-ban-sale-of-petrol-diesel-cars

 

WHAT IS MILES PER POUND?

From Parkers website: "The Parkers miles per pound (mpp) figure is a new and simple way of comparing the cost to run all cars on sale in the UK today. And it's really simple - using official 'real-world' fuel consumption figures and constantly updated energy and fuel prices, we can show you how far all cars can go for the pound in your pocket. We devised the mpp figure as a way of demystifying the running costs of Electric Vehicles (EVs) because above and beyond their range, and how long they take to charge, there is little uniformity in how carmakers express just how much energy they use. In a nutshell, with this figure you'll be able to directly compare how much any car costs to take on a journey. For EVs that means how much the electricity costs, and for other cars, that'll be how much petrol or diesel you need to pump in at the filling station. This will help potential owners understand the overall running costs of a car in real-world terms that are simple to understand."

 

TESLA IS THE MOST GOOGLED CAR BRAND IN THE USA

Marketing Daily has reported that a new study shows that Tesla is the most Googled car brand by Americans, with more than 2,240,000 searches on a monthly basis. The model that is the most searched for is the Model 3, with around 673,000 searches per month" reports CleanTechnica: "UK. Tesla came in at #4 on the list, with 246,000 Google searches. The Model 3 is the most searched car at 74,000 searches.

 

Italy. Tesla came in at #5 on the most searched car brand list at 246,000, with 40,500 of those searches being the Model 3 (#1 among all cars).

 

Germany. Tesla came in at #5 on the list, with 368,000 searches and 90,500 of those searches for the Model 3 (#1 among all cars).

 

France. Tesla comes in at #7 on the list, with 246,000 searches and the Model 3 scoring 74,000 of them (#1 among all cars)."

 

https://cleantechnica.com/2019/10/14/tesla-is-the-most-googled-car-brand-in-the-usa/

 

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Oct 14, 2019
13 Oct 2019 | Audi TT Set To Morph To EV Power, NASCAR Moves Towards Hybrids and Question Of The Week Answers
20:34

Show #609

 

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Sunday 13th October 2019. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story to save you time.

 

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AUDI TT SET TO MORPH INTO ALL-ELECTRIC CROSSOVER

https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/audi/tt/105191/audi-tt-set-to-morph-into-all-electric-crossover?_mout=1&utm_campaign=autoexpress_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

NEW CAR RENTAL COMPANY TO RENT OUT “ONLY ELECTRIC VEHICLES”

https://www.portugalresident.com/2019/10/11/new-car-rental-company-to-rent-out-only-electric-vehicles/

 

DAIMLER RECALLS HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF MERCEDES-BENZ DIESEL VEHICLES

https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-daimler-emissions-kba-recall/daimler-recalls-hundreds-of-thousands-of-mercedes-benz-diesel-vehicles-idUKKBN1WQ2JL

 

NASCAR GREEN LIGHTS HYBRID CARS FOR THE RACE TRACK IN 2022

https://www.foxbusiness.com/sports/nascar-goes-green-hybrid-cars-2022

 

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

 

jdonalds2001 • 1 day ago

Should electrify commercial trucks next. There is a huge gap in efficiency between a petrol pickup and an EV pickup.

 

D R-K • 1 day ago

I have to say that if there is one thing I wish everyone was doing the same way it is going down in China... it is changing out their fleets and getting it done. Entire fleets overnight, buses, taxis and now dump trucks. It is the one thing they continue to impress with that I wish the USA, UK , Canada or even Germany as a large economic power would beat them at. They are taking their air quality and emissions goals seriously.

 

e-Tripping with Adam Gebbett • 2 days ago

Hi Martin,

                  the most important electrified transport conversion is in the shipping industry. These vessels carry everything we consume around the world and use low grade oil to power them.

 

 

wizza • 4 days ago

buses im a bus driver it would be amazing i would take pay cut to drive quite smooth bus that doesnt break down or leak deisel

 

 

PD Ken • 5 days ago

QOTW.  Two of the main benefits of EVs are in reducing CO2 and in cities especially, pollution.  CO2 might be best tackled by electrifying trucks (the UK kind) and pollution by electrifying taxis and buses. All these vehicle types are likely to do far higher annual mileages than private cars and hence electrification will give the greatest benefit.  It could be argued that a battery in a car doing 15k miles a year or less is a wasted resource which could be better used in a taxi or other high mileage vehicle.

 

STEVE ROTHE

The US Postal Service here in the US!  Why? Because they drive every road in the US 6 days a week, at slow speed and they do a LOT of stopping so regen braking would be used a LOT.   I guess they would not work that well in winter without an  auxillary heater, but seats and steering wheel should have electric heat.  Your show is TOPS!!!

 

Mike in Oklahoma

School buses are the most important vehicles to become electric. I’m told in the US there are like three times the number of school buses versus municipal buses. Not to mention they are carrying our children and we want them to have the cleanest air to breath as possible!

 

Luis Janeiro

I think the aim should be to maximise the quantity of fossil fuels that each kWh of battery we manage to produce is able to substitute.

Many people will argue that buses or trucks are the most important, because they are bigger, more polluting. But buses or truks make quite efficient use of fossil fuels today as they transport a lot of people or goods at once.

I would start electrifying the segments with the worst performance of fossil use per person-km or tonne-km today.

 

BRUNO ARRIOLA

Not sure about other parts of the world, but here in the United States the combined annual mileage of semi-trucks (delivery trucks) is around 140 billion miles (per HDS Driving Institute https://hdstruckdrivinginstitute.com/semi-trucks-numbers/). Now just imagine if we could electrify all the trucks with the snap of a finger...

 

MUNAVER

My answer to the question of the week is to covert ships and trains to electric propulsion and then pickup truck or utes as we call them here in Australia.

Also Martyn Please can you talk about EV transformation in other markets like South America, India, Southeast Asia, Russia,  the middle east and Africa in your podcast as I hardly hear you mention any of these other important markets.

 

DAFYDD CHEUNG

In the America, the blinding obvious vehicles that need cleaning up, preferably via full electrification. Are pickup trucks, which are not subject to any emissions regulations. Nor are they subject to a minimum mpg target.

In the UK, I’d say PSVs, including all minibuses. Plus vehicles operated by councils. In addition, I’ve thought for many years, that ICE sports car in general, should be banned in their entirety. As they are dedicated to wasting as much fossil juice, in as short a period as possible.

 

JOHN FRUHWIRTH

We should, In priority sequence, electrify the following vehicles:

  1. Buses - they carry millions of people around cities (follow China's lead)
  2. "Last Mile" delivery vehicles (vans, trucks, etc.) After all, if you bought it, a truck brought it.
  3. Long haul trucks/lorries (e.g. The Tesla Semi, etc.)
  4. Civic service vehicles (garbage trucks, street sweepers, etc.)
  5. Heavy equipment (bull dossers, back hoes, road graders, etc.)

 

YANN T FROM MONTREAL

in my opinion, the most critical segment that needs electrification are semi trucks (53 footers). Lorries as you would say. Smaller vans too for professionals. They transport a lot of goods around the world. They are constantly on the road burning a lot of dirty old diesel.

They could be fitted with a lot of batteries if it could be fitted on the trailer for longer range, maybe?

Image a world where all trucks are electrified. No more diesel, no more particules, no more black smoke coming out of huge exhaust pipes, and so much torque to move around heavy loads.

 

JOHN BALL

The most important transportation segment to electrify in The United States is large tractor trailer trucks. They will convert to electric drive as soon as it is more profitable to do so and production capacity ramps up. When trucks are electric the large service plazas all along our highways will convert  to high capacity superchargers servicing trucks and cars. This will solve the charging infrastructure problem and lead to rapid conversion to electric transport. These high capacity superchargers will require large banks of batteries

 

 

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Oct 13, 2019
12 Oct 2019 | Free Parking For EV Owners, Toyota Seem To Be Electrifying Backwards and Converting Classic Cars To Batteries
27:50

Show #608

 

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ELECTRIFY CANADA PLANNING 20 NEW 350-KW CHARGING STATIONS ACROSS THE COUNTRY

"Volkswagen built Electrify America, its U.S. multi-brand-compatible network of EV charging stations, as part of a settlement with authorities there over its Dieselgate scandal. But now the automaker has voluntarily expanded that effort with a Canadian arm to give electric vehicle owners that same level of charging access." writes driving.ca: "Electrify Canada announced early October that it plans to open 20 350-kW-capable charging stations at Canadian Tire locations in Quebec, Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta. Pricing is based on 75-kW-, 125-kW- and 350-kW-per-minute power levels. There is a $1 session fee per charge-up, but an Electrify Canada Pass+ is only $4 per month, which waives the session fee and knocks the cost down by roughly 20 cents per minute."

 

https://driving.ca/volkswagen/auto-news/news/electrify-canada-planning-20-new-350-kw-charging-stations-across-the-country

 

ALL-ELECTRIC RENAULT ZOE RS TO REPLACE CLIO RS?

"With the standard Clio already upon us, you might be wondering when we’ll first see the next Renault Clio RS. As our sister title Auto Express discovered, it seems we won’t see one at all, but the French marque does have something else sporty up its sleeve" reports Evo Magazine: "Renault’s executive vice-president of product planning, Ali Kasai, told Auto Express that a new Clio RS is simply not viable, but that a performance-orientated, all-electric Zoe is the most likely model to sit in its place. Kasai said: ‘We need to be in line with the current trends; we have to invent the future sporty cars.’ The standard Zoe is powered by a 52kWh battery and a front-mounted 132bhp motor, and is good for a claimed range of 245 miles. A performance variant would naturally claim less range given the same battery size, especially if Renault punted for a dual-motor, all-wheel-drive set-up, something we’re yet to see in a compact EV."

 

ARE EV SALES BEING HELD UP?

From dinside.no: "Last week, we wrote that Kia in Spain has been revealed to refuse dealers to sell electric cars for the rest of 2019, with a strong call to sell gasoline and diesel-powered SUVs before replacing the calendar on January 1. Like the Norwegian importer , Kia also denied in Sweden that this was the case in our neighboring country. Now, however, the Swedish electric car website Recharge has revealed that Kia Sweden was not completely truthful. They also sent a similar letter to their dealers, should we believe the site. In the letter, Kia writes, among other things, that they "hope to have a fantastic start to the electrified year 2020", writes Recharge."

 

Bertel O. Steen is a freelance importer: "We have no comment on the case in Sweden and Spain. But we do not have similar orders here in Norway, and we deliver the cars we get, explains Mette S. Sauge." In Norway, according to Kia Bil Norge, about 5700 are still on the reservation lists for the two electric cars for Kia. The lists distribute the numbers as follows:

 

Kia e-Niro: about 4,400 people

Kia e-Soul: about 1,300 people

 

https://www.dinside.no/motor/avslort-i-sverige-ogsa/71686226

 

LEXUS EV CONCEPT TEASED AHEAD OF TOKYO MOTOR SHOW DEBUT

"Toyota’s luxury division says the new zero-emissions showcar is a window into the company’s electric and autonomous future, so not only will the vehicle lack a combustion engine, but it also might not have a steering wheel." reports Motor1: "Originally announced back in July, the unnamed electric concept will allegedly feature a newly developed infotainment system with dual screens and is going to use a revamped version of the spindle grille. Chances are the EV rides on the new e-TNGA platform that Lexus’ parent company Toyota is developing, with the ultimate goal to have 10 electric cars from both brands on sale by the middle of the next decade."

 

https://www.motor1.com/news/375558/lexus-ev-concept-teaser/

 

FREE PARKING FOR EV OWNERS IN CINCINNATI

"Cincinnati, Ohio, has come up with a creative incentive for those who own electric vehicles: Free Parking. For those who have played Monopoly — well, the way I always played it — landing on the free parking square meant you got to cash in. Electric vehicle (EV) owners in Cincinnati will be able to cash in on savings thanks to the city’s Electric Car Incentive Program. Note that hybrid owners will not benefit from this incentive since the program is geared toward fully electric vehicles." writes Johnna for Clean Technica: "The free parking spots include all city parking meters and one city-owned garage located downtown. The parking in the garage is on a first-come, first-served basis and does not include overnight privileges. This also includes free parking at every and any parking meter within the Cincinnati city limits. Parking at these meters means drivers must still follow parking rules, though, and if the meter says you have an hour, then the driver needs to leave when that time is up."

 

https://cleantechnica.com/2019/10/09/free-parking-for-ev-owners-in-cincinnati/

 

PAY-PER-MILE ‘ROAD TAX’ BACK ON THE AGENDA

"The government’s Transport Committee has confirmed it wishes to start a debate around road pricing – more specifically the idea of a pay-as-you-go style system, that could fill a potential £40 billion black hole in its Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) income." says Leasing.com: "As the rise of the electric car accelerates over the coming years, the government will lose more and more money; EVs with list prices of less than £40,000 don’t pay any road tax at all, which will result in a sharp drop in tax income for the government. One way around this is to adjust the VED system with road pricing. Early next year, the Transport Committee will investigate whether national road pricing should be a part of that future, but wants the public – drivers and non-drivers alike – to begin the discussion now."

 

https://leasing.com/car-leasing-news/pay-per-mile-road-pricing-review-2020/

 

TOYOTA RAV4 PLUG-IN REVEALED AHEAD OF LA AUTO SHOW

"Toyota teased on Thursday what will become the most powerful RAV4 yet – the 2021 RAV4 plug-in. Bringing with it a new color, Supersonic Red, the teaser image of the RAV4 plug-in highlights the new PHV’s surprising performance capabilities." according to Electric Cars Report: "Toyota will debut the Toyota RAV4-plugin during the Los Angeles Auto Show media days, on November 20, 2019 at the Toyota booth in South Hall at the Los Angeles Convention Center."

 

https://electriccarsreport.com/2019/10/toyota-rav4-plug-in-revealed-ahead-of-la-auto-show/

 

2020 TOYOTA HYBRIDS AND EVS GET 10-YEAR, 150,000-MILE BATTERY WARRANTY

"Toyota announced today that it will extend the battery warranty for its hybrid and electric vehicles to 10 years or 150,000 miles (whichever comes first), an increase from the current eight years or 100,000 miles. The change will affect 2020 hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and fuel-cell vehicles sold by Toyota and can transfer from the original owner to subsequent owners." says Car And Driver: "There are eight eligible cars in the lineup: the Camry, Corolla, Prius, RAV4, Avalon, and Highlander hybrids, plus the Prius Prime plug-in and the Mirai fuel-cell vehicle. Toyota says the longer warranty term is designed to help overcome the hesitation that some buyers feel toward purchasing a hybrid or electric vehicle.Nissan has said that they expect Leaf batteries to last 10 to 12 years longer than customers will want to own the cars. Tesla is reportedly developing a battery technology that can last for a million miles."

 

https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a29428255/2020-toyota-hybrid-electric-car-batteries-warranty/

 

PLANS TO REDEVELOP FORMER A1 SERVICE STATION

"Plans to redevelop a former service station on the A1 in Peterborough with electric car charging points and a café have been submitted to the city council." says the local newspaper Peterborough Today: "Solar Charging Ltd wants to revamp the former Abbotts Wood Service Station which lies near the southbound carriageway in Thornhaugh, near Wittering. Under its plans 20 electric car charging points would be installed, as well as a “service building” which would include a café. The electricity would come from a nearby solar farm - a process the company said would be “the first of its kind” within the region and would “seek to reflect the aspirations of Peterborough City Council’s Environment Capital agenda”."

 

https://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/plans-to-redevelop-former-a1-service-station-with-electric-car-charging-points-submitted-to-peterborough-council-1-9102744

 

LUNAZ DESIGN IS ELECTRIFYING CLASSIC CARS FOR A ZERO-CARBON FUTURE

"Lunaz Design is converting high-end classic motor vehicles to electric propulsion utilising a team of engineers gathered from F1, Aston Martin, Ferrari, Jaguar, VW and McLaren and zero emissions and recycling at the heart of its product philosophy." says Renewable Energy Magazine: "The aim is to make the most beautiful and celebrated cars in history ready for an electrified, zero-carbon future.

 

A 1961 eight-seat Rolls-Royce Phantom V, 1953 Jaguar XK120 and 1956 Rolls-Royce Cloud are currently being prepared for market introduction. The Jaguar XK120 is fitted with an 80-kWH electric battery pack whilst the Rolls-Royce Phantom V is specified with a 120-kWH power unit. Each classic by Lunaz represents an entirely custom restoration. Its cars are analysed to the millimetre to ensure Lunaz’s engineers develop the most appropriate powertrain solution for the character of the car and the intended driving dynamics. All classics by Lunaz are engineered with fast charging capability, regenerative braking systems and the sensitive integration of modern conveniences like traction control and cruise control."

 

https://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/electric_hybrid_vehicles/lunaz-design-is-electrifying-classic-cars-for-20191010

 

 

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TESLA MODEL 3 TAKES OVER THE UK WITH A RECORD QUARTER

"Tesla had another record month and quarter of deliveries in the UK, thanks to Model 3, which is quickly becoming a best-selling car in the market. The ramp-up has been slow over the first few months, but Tesla delivered more than 2,000 Model 3 vehicles in August, and it was enough for the Model 3 to become the third best-selling car in the UK in August (via the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)." writes Fred for Electrek: "Now the registration data is out for September, and Tesla delivered even more vehicles: 3,459 units, including 2,864 Model 3 vehicles. It helped the electric car market rise to 2.2% of the overall car market in the UK. Diesel car sales dropped 20% during the period, and gasoline-powered cars increased by 4.5%. It brings Tesla’s delivery total for the quarter to 6,244 vehicles, including 5,385 Model 3 vehicles."

 

https://electrek.co/2019/10/09/tesla-model-3-uk-record-quarter/

 

 

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Oct 12, 2019
11 Oct 2019 | Dyson Scrap EV Plans, Mega E-Bike Reviews and Norway Car Market Explodes With Electric Cars Again
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TESLA TO REPORT Q3 RESULTS OCT. 23

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/tesla-to-report-q3-results-oct-23-2019-10-09

 

TESLA INSTALLING POWERPACKS AT ALL CALIFORNIA SUPERCHARGERS

https://cleantechnica.com/2019/10/10/tesla-installing-powerpacks-at-all-california-superchargers-in-areas-with-expected-rolling-blackouts/

 

TESLA OWNERS WEATHER PG&E’S POWER OUTAGE

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-powerwall-owners-pge-outage-gas-shortage/

 

DYSON HAS SCRAPPED ITS ELECTRIC CAR PROJECT

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-50004184

 

https://www.france24.com/en/20191011-end-of-the-road-dyson-crashes-out-of-race-to-make-electric-cars

 

LARGE FLEETS COULD SAVE £1.9M A YEAR BY GOING ELECTRIC

https://www.fleetnews.co.uk/news/car-industry-news/2019/10/10/large-fleets-could-save-19m-a-year-by-going-electric-says-deloitte

 

REVEL'S ELECTRIC MOPEDS MIGHT BE THE BEST 'MOBILITY' SOLUTION FOR GEARHEADS

https://jalopnik.com/revels-electric-mopeds-might-be-the-best-mobility-solut-1838889526

 

SUPER MONARCH E-BIKE HITS 30 MPH WITH 2 BATTERIES, AWD, AND FULL SUSPENSION

https://electrek.co/2019/10/10/super-monarch-e-bike-dual-batteries-motors-awd/

 

NEW DUTCH ELECTRIC MOPED GETS DUAL BATTERIES AND UP TO 100 MILES OF RANGE

https://electrek.co/2019/10/09/brekr-model-b-electric-moped/

 

YAMAHA ANNOUNCES NEW ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLES, SCOOTERS AND MORE IN HUGE EV PUSH

https://electrek.co/2019/10/10/yamaha-announces-new-electric-motorcycles-scooters-e-bikes/

 

NORWAY: ELECTRIC CAR SHARE AT 54.5% IN SEPTEMBER

https://www.electrive.com/2019/10/10/norway-electric-car-share-at-54-5-in-september/

 

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What segment of vehicles is the most important to electrify?

Oct 11, 2019
10 Oct 2019 | Lithium-Ion Inventors Win Nobel Prize, Lamborghini’s First EV and Volvo Electric XC40 Goes With Android
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PIONEERS OF LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES WIN THE 2019 NOBEL PRIZE IN CHEMISTRY

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LAMBORGHINI’S FIRST EV WILL BE ‘MATURE’ AND BASED ON THE TAYCAN

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https://www.autoblog.com/2019/10/09/lamborghini-all-electric-car

ELECTRIC-CAR TAX CREDIT ISSUED IMPROPERLY

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/electric-car-tax-credit-problem-irs/

MERCEDES EQB RETURNS IN NEW SPY PHOTOS

https://www.motor1.com/news/375420/mercedes-eqb-spied-again/

UK: RESERVATIONS OPEN FOR FOUR NEW PEUGEOT PLUG-IN HYBRIDS

https://electriccarsreport.com/2019/10/uk-reservations-open-for-four-new-peugeot-plug-in-hybrids/

TESLA PREPARES EV OWNERS, POWERWALL CUSTOMERS FOR CA’S HISTORIC POWER OUTAGES

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-ev-owners-powerwall-customers-ca-power-outage/

 PORSCHE CEO PREDICTS 1000-KM ELECTRIC CAR IN 10 YEARS

https://www.teslarati.com/porsche-taycan-tesla-elon-musk-1k-km-ev-10-years/

RENAULT PLANS BIGGER ELECTRIC CAR TO RIVAL TESLA AND VW

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/renault-mulls-bigger-electric-car-030000250.html

LEVC OPENS NEW ELECTRIC VEHICLE DEALERSHIPS IN THE UK

https://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/electric_hybrid_vehicles/levc-opens-new-electric-vehicle-dealerships-in-20191009

ELECTRIC VOLVO XC40 GETS BESPOKE ANDROID INFOTAINMENT

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/electric-volvo-xc40-gets-bespoke-android-infotainment

Oct 10, 2019
09 Oct 2019 | EV City Cars Take Off In Europe, 400kW Charging In Spain and BMW Electric 1-Series Confirmed To Be Coming
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OPEL IS BRINGING ALL-ELECTRIC CORSA-E TO PRODUCTION IN ‘EARLY 2020’

https://electrek.co/2019/10/08/opel-corsa-e-electric-production-2020/

PEUGEOT SEES STRONGER-THAN-EXPECT DEMAND FOR ELECTRIC 208

https://europe.autonews.com/automakers/peugeot-sees-stronger-expect-demand-electric-208-ceo-says

PEUGEOT E-208 EV TAKES 25 PERCENT OF NEW MODEL’S PRE-ORDERS

https://www.carscoops.com/2019/10/peugeot-e-208-ev-takes-25-percent-of-new-models-pre-orders

POLESTAR ANNOUNCES PERFORMANCE PACK PRICING FOR POLESTAR 2 IN EUROPE

https://electriccarsreport.com/2019/10/polestar-announces-performance-pack-pricing-for-polestar-2-in-europe/

REPSOL LAUNCHES THE MOST POWERFUL CHARGING STATION IN EUROPE: 400 KW

https://insideevs.com/news/375020/repsol-most-powerful-charging-station-europe/

TORQEEDO DEVELOPS E-DRIVE FOR TEMPLAR MARINE

https://www.electrive.com/2019/10/07/torqueedo-develops-e-drive-for-templar-marine/

VIRTA TO START PLUG&CHARGE EV CHARGING WITHOUT CARD OR APP IN FRANCE

https://www.newmobility.global/smart-infrastructure/virta-start-plugcharge-ev-charging-without-card-app-france/

NEMA ADAPTER BUNDLE

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FORD COPIES TESLA SUPERCHARGER DESIGN

https://electrek.co/2019/10/07/ford-copies-tesla-supercharger-design-should-copy-charging-business-model/

MIAMI-DADE PURCHASES 33 PROTERRA CATALYST® E2 ELECTRIC BUSES

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/miami-dade-purchases-33-proterra-catalyst-e2-electric-buses-and-proterra-charging-systems-300932810.html

TESLA REACHED 7,000 CARS PER WEEK

https://cleantechnica.com/2019/10/08/tesla-reached-7000-cars-per-week-in-3rd-quarter-nobody-noticed/

AUDI, PORSCHE COULD LICENSE THEIR PPE ELECTRIC-CAR PLATFORM

https://www.autoblog.com/2019/10/07/volkswagen-audi-electric-car-platform-licensing

BMW 1 SERIES ELECTRIC COMING AS EARLY AS 2021

https://www.motor1.com/news/374960/bmw-1-series-electric-rumors/

CUPRA E-RACER TAKES TO THE TRACK

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/technology-science/technology/worlds-first-fully-electric-touring-20531644

Oct 09, 2019
08 Oct 2019 | California’s Clean Truck Rule, Tesla’s Chinese Test Track and Why Hybrids Suit Car Makers
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FIRST TESLA MODEL 3 MADE-IN-CHINA UNIT SEEMINGLY SIGHTED IN GIGAFACTORY 3 TEST TRACK

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-3-made-in-china-gigafactory-3-test-track-sighting/

BOSCH TO PRODUCE RANGE-BOOSTING MICROCHIPS FOR EVS

https://europe.autonews.com/suppliers/bosch-produce-range-boosting-microchips-evs

VOLVO AND GEELY TO MERGE ENGINE UNITS IN ELECTRIC CAR PUSH

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-10-07/volvo-and-geely-to-merge-engine-operations-in-electric-car-push

AUDI Q4 E-TRON CONCEPT TO BE MADE IN ZWICKAU

https://www.electrive.com/2019/10/07/audi-q4-e-tron-concept-to-be-made-in-zwickau/

HOW CHINA IS FUELLING VOLKSWAGEN'S ELECTRIC DREAM

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/industry/analysis-how-china-fuelling-volkswagens-electric-dream

PLUG-IN HYBRIDS GIVE AUTOMAKERS AN EMISSIONS COMPLIANCE LIFELINE

https://europe.autonews.com/automakers/plug-hybrids-give-automakers-emissions-compliance-lifeline

PUSH FOR NEW FORMULA 1 ENGINE RULES AMID "LEFT BEHIND" FEAR

https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/146441/push-for-new-f1-engine-rules-amid-left-behind-fear

CALIFORNIA’S CLEAN TRUCK RULE

https://cleantechnica.com/2019/10/06/californias-clean-truck-rule-first-of-its-kind-long-overdue/

Oct 08, 2019
07 Oct 2019 | Acrimoto Delivers First Vehicles, New Audi Plug-Ins and Lego Goes Electric
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ARCIMOTO DELIVERS FIRST FUN UTILITY VEHICLES TO CUSTOMERS AND FLEETS

https://insideevs.com/news/374766/arcimoto-delivers-first-fuvs/

2020 AUDI A8 AND Q5 PLUG-IN HYBRID FIRST DRIVE REVIEW

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/2020-audi-a8-q5-plug-in-hybrid-first-drive-review/

TESLA SEMI ELECTRIC TRUCKS ROLL INTO FRITO-LAY PLANT

https://www.freightwaves.com/news/tesla-semi-electric-trucks-roll-into-frito-lay-plant

CATL GETS GO-AHEAD FOR GERMAN BATTERY CELL PLANT

https://www.electrive.com/2019/10/04/catl-gets-the-go-ahead-for-german-plant/

THIS STREET-LEGAL ELECTRIC BICYCLE IS REALLY A 2.5 KW LIGHT ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLE

https://electrek.co/2019/10/04/lmx-64h-electric-bicycle-e-motorcycle-homologated

$3.3 MILLION GRANT FOR FUEL CELL/ELECTRIC AVIATION STARTUP ZEROAVIA

https://cleantechnica.com/2019/10/04/3-3-million-grant-for-fuel-cell-electric-aviation-startup-zeroavia/

YOU CAN NOW GET A LEGO JAGUAR I-PACE ETROPHY AND FORMULA E SET

https://jalopnik.com/you-can-now-get-a-lego-jaguar-i-pace-etrophy-and-formul-1838824135

Oct 07, 2019
06 Oct 2019 | Tesla Acquires Battery Production Experts, Electricity Gets Cleaner and Your Question Of The Week Answers
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TESLA QUIETLY ACQUIRES BATTERY PRODUCTION EXPERT IN PUSH TO MAKE ITS OWN CELLS

https://electrek.co/2019/10/05/tesla-quietly-acquires-battery-manufacturer/

VOLTA CHARGING INTRODUCES FREE DC FAST CHARGING SERVICE

https://insideevs.com/news/374462/volta-charging-free-dc-fast-charging/

EDF SWITCHES OFF COTTAM COAL-FIRED POWER STATION FOR LAST TIME

https://theenergyst.com/edf-switches-off-cottam-coal-fired-power-station-for-last-time/

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Oct 07, 2019
05 Oct 2019 | UK Electric Car Sales Surge, Your Budweiser Delivered By EV Truck and Update On Gigafactory 3
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UK ELECTRIC CAR SALES SURGE IN SEPTEMBER

https://electriccarsreport.com/2019/10/uk-electric-car-sales-surge-in-september/

LEVC HITS A RECORD SEPTEMBER WITH BEST SALES MONTHLY IN HISTORY

https://electriccarsreport.com/2019/10/levc-hits-a-record-september-with-best-sales-monthly-in-history/

TESLA MODEL 3 SALES = 2× FORD MUSTANG SALES OR BMW 3 SERIES SALES (USA)

https://cleantechnica.com/2019/10/06/tesla-model-3-sales-2x-ford-mustang-sales-bmw-3-series-sales-usa/

TESLA MODEL 3 = 6TH BEST SELLING CAR IN USA IN 3RD QUARTER*

https://cleantechnica.com/2019/10/06/tesla-model-3-6th-best-selling-car-in-usa-in-3rd-quarter/

ANHEUSER-BUSCH TO DEPLOY 21 BYD ELECTRIC TRUCKS IN CALIFORNIA PROJECT

https://www.greencarcongress.com/2019/10/20191004-byd.html

TESLA IS DEVELOPING A BEZEL-LESS DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY WITH ‘HOLOGRAPHIC’ FEATURE

https://electrek.co/2019/10/04/tesla-bezel-less-display-technology-holographic/

LEAKED VIDEO SHOWS TESLA MODEL 3 UNDERGOING PRODUCTION LINE TESTING IN CHINA

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-3-gigafactory-3-production-line-leaked-video/

Oct 06, 2019
04 Oct 2019 | U.S. EV Sales Update, Tesla’s Monty Python Easter Egg and Battery Production Starts In Germany
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AUDI E-TRON SALES IN U.S. CONTINUE TO DECLINE IN SEPTEMBER

https://insideevs.com/news/374641/audi-e-tron-sales-us-declining/

NISSAN LEAF SALES ON DOWNWARD TREND BOTH IN JAPAN AND U.S.

https://insideevs.com/news/374649/nissan-leaf-sales-declining-japan-us/

TESLA OFFERS 72-HOUR BACKUP OF SENTRY MODE VIDEOS IN DATA-COLLECTING EFFORT

https://electrek.co/2019/10/03/tesla-temporary-cloud-storage-sentry-mode-video-data-collecting/

TESLA MODEL 3 MONTY PYTHON EASTER EGG

https://www.inverse.com/article/51787-tesla-model-3-elon-musk-used-monty-python-to-give-car-its-unique-sound

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5gowPtcWK4

TESLA’S ELON MUSK SHARES INITIAL DETAILS ON UPCOMING SMART PARKING FEATURE

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-elon-musk-smart-parking-release/

THE NETHERLANDS SURPASSES WILDEST PREDICTIONS FOR TESLA MODEL 3 SALES

https://cleantechnica.com/2019/10/03/the-netherlands-surpasses-wildest-predictions-for-tesla-model-3-sales/

WEBASTO STARTS EV BATTERY PRODUCTION IN GERMANY

https://www.greencarcongress.com/2019/10/20191002-webasto.html

Oct 06, 2019
03 Oct 2019 | Porsche Adds More Jobs For Taycan, Tesla Buys AI Start-Up and BMW Want More Chargers
16:02
Oct 06, 2019
02 Oct 2019 | Tesla Q3 Delivery Report
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TESLA (TSLA) REPORTS RECORD Q3 PRODUCTION AND DELIVERY NUMBERS

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-tsla-q3-2019-delivery-production-results/

 

TESLA ANNOUNCES RECORD DELIVERIES OF 97,000 CARS IN Q3

https://electrek.co/2019/10/02/tesla-record-deliveries-q3/

TESLA'S STOCK PLUNGES AS WALL STREET GIVES THUMBS-DOWN

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/teslas-stock-plunges-after-record-deliveries-in-q3-145419176.html

TESLA'S Q3 ELECTRIC CAR DELIVERIES SET ANOTHER RECORD

https://www.engadget.com/2019/10/02/tesla-q3-deliveries-set-record

TESLA FALLS SHORT OF 100,000 VEHICLE DELIVERIES IN Q3

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/tesla-production-deliveries-q3-model-3/

TESLA SETS ANOTHER NEW DELIVERY RECORD, THANKS TO THE MODEL 3

https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/2/20893968/tesla-q3-deliveries-production-model-3-record-elon-musk

TESLA’S Q3 RESULTS AND WALL ST’S REACTION: WHEN RECORD DELIVERIES IS BAD NEWS

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-tsla-q3-2019-results-wall-st-reaction/

VOLKSWAGEN TRUCK MAKER TRATON INVESTS BILLIONS IN E-MOBILITY

https://www.electrive.com/2019/10/02/volkswagen-truck-maker-traton-invests-billions-in-e-mobility/

VOLVO XC40 ELECTRIC REVEALS FRONT TRUNK IN NEW TEASERS

https://www.motor1.com/news/374068/volvo-xc40-electric-new-teaser/

TODAY THE FEDERAL TAX CREDIT FOR CHEVY BOLT, VOLT DECREASED TO $1,875

https://insideevs.com/news/373621/federal-tax-credit-chevrolet-decreased-1875/

Oct 06, 2019
01 Oct 2019 | Seat el-Born Begins Testing, Free Advertising For Tesla and Nine EV Charging Firms Join Forces
17:17

Show #597

 

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Tuesday 1st October 2019. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story to save you time.

 

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NEW SEAT EL-BORN: 2020 ELECTRIC HATCHBACK BEGINS TESTING

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/new-seat-el-born-2020-electric-hatchback-begins-testing

 

'VOLKSWAGEN IS MORE CONCERNED WITH THE ID.3 THAN THE NEW GOLF'

https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/volkswagen/golf/108011/volkswagen-is-more-concerned-with-the-id3-than-the-new-golf

 

FORD IS APPROACHING THE EV MARKET CORRECTLY WITH THE MACH E SAYS Reporthttp://fordauthority.com/2019/09/ford-is-approaching-the-ev-market-correctly-with-the-mach-e-says-report/

 

2020 RENAULT ZOE ELECTRIC SUBCOMPACT HATCH

https://www.carscoops.com/2019/09/2020-renault-zoe-electric-subcompact-hatch-might-just-convince-you-to-go-green/

 

TESLA GETS ‘SIX-FIGURE’ ADVERTISING SLOT FOR FREE

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-free-advertising-the-farm-norway/

 

ELECTRIC CAR CHARGING FIRMS AGREE ON SINGLE SUBSCRIPTION MODEL

https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/car-news/108026/electric-car-charging-firms-agree-on-single-subscription-model

 

TOYOTA DEEPENS TIES WITH SUBARU: JOINT AWD ELECTRIC CARS COMING

https://insideevs.com/news/373561/toyota-deepens-ties-with-subaru/

 

RIVIAN HINTS THAT IT WILL GO THE SUBSCRIPTION ROUTE FOR ELECTRIC TRUCKS

https://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/rivian-electric-vehicle-subscription-service-report/

 

JAGUAR LAND ROVER ENGINEERING BOSS SUGGESTS LARGE ELECTRIC SUVS DON’T MAKE MUCH SENSE

https://www.carscoops.com/2019/09/jaguar-land-rover-engineering-boss-suggests-large-electric-suvs-dont-make-much-sense/

 

 

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

The MYEV.com Question Of The Week…

 

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Oct 01, 2019
30 Sep 2019 | Classic e-Beetle EV Conversion, Tesla’s Canadian V3 Superchargers and Mercedes-Benz EQB Spotted Testing
15:48

Show #596

 

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Monday 30th September 2019. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story to save you time.

 

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NEW MERCEDES GLA AND EQB SPIED IN TRAFFIC

https://www.motor1.com/news/372525/mercedes-gla-eqb-spy-videos/

 

TESLA'S FIRST MAJOR V3 SUPERCHARGER ROLLOUT IS TAKING PLACE IN CANADA

https://www.engadget.com/2019/09/29/tesla-first-major-v3-supercharger-rollout-in-canada

 

VW E-UP!, E-BEETLE GO RACING IN INAUGURAL MILLE MIGLIA GREEN

https://www.carscoops.com/2019/09/vw-e-up-e-beetle-go-racing-in-inaugural-mille-miglia-green/

 

TESLA’S MUSK SAYS SOLAR PANELS ON CARS MAKE LITTLE SENSE

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/09/28/teslas-musk-rejects-solar-on-cars-its-not-stopping-toyota-hyundai.html

 

FINDING LIFE IN RETIRED EV BATTERIES

https://auto.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/auto-components/finding-life-in-retired-ev-batteries/71359294

 

EV REVOLUTION MUST BE HERE, BECAUSE OIL COMPANIES ARE REACTING

https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a29283255/ev-fluids-oil-porsche-formula-e/

 

 

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

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What have you named your electric car?

 

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Sep 30, 2019
29 Sep 2019 | Tesla Smart Summon Videos Blow Me Away, Corvette EV and Which Country Wins Battery Manufacturing?
36:31

Show #595

 

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Sunday 29th September 2019. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story to save you time.

 

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TESLA MODEL 3 UNPARKS ITSELF AND DRIVES TO SAVE FAMILY FROM TORRENTIAL RAINSTORM

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-smart-summon-saves-family-rainstorm/

 

V10 SMART SUMMON ON A MCU1 AP 2.0

https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads/v10-smart-summon-on-a-mcu1-ap-2-0-tesla-model-s75.168045/

 

TESLA’S MASSIVE V10.0 SOFTWARE IS ALREADY OUT IN AUSTRALIA

https://techau.com.au/teslas-massive-v10-0-software-is-already-out-in-australia-just-a-day-after-the-us/

 

THIS STARTUP'S ELECTRIC VAN IS A PACKAGING TRIUMPH

https://jalopnik.com/this-startups-electric-van-is-a-packaging-triumph-1838445687

 

CHARIN MOVES AHEAD ON TRUCK CHARGING STANDARD

https://www.electrive.com/2019/09/28/charin-moves-ahead-on-truck-charging-standard/

 

BMW I5 AND IX1 ELECTRIC CARS WILL BECOME A REALITY

https://insideevs.com/news/373053/bmw-i5-ix1-get-green-light/

 

GENERAL MOTORS CEO SETS SIGHTS ON SELLING 1 MILLION EVS ANNUALLY

https://www.futurecar.com/3511/General-Motors-CEO-Sets-Sights-on-Selling-1-Million-EVs-Annually

 

THE WORLD’S FASTEST ELECTRIC CAR IS A CORVETTE

https://www.automobilemag.com/news/worlds-fastest-ev-electric-vehicle-corvette/

 

CHINA EV SALES REPORT

https://cleantechnica.com/2019/09/29/china-ev-sales-report-baojun-e-series-new-1-in-receding-market/

 

IN 2016 4 COUNTRIES HAD 97% OF GLOBAL LI-ION MANUFACTURING CAPACITY

https://insideevs.com/news/372988/2016-li-ion-manufacturing-capacity/

 

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

 

Where it all started, with Kristof Lambrecht

I love the show and i know you already exclude hybrids without a plug. Hover the show is called EV news daily and as an EV enthusiast i don't consider a plugin hybrid an EV. could you please consider giving less attention to  plugin hybrids and focus more on pure EV’s.

 

PETE GLASS

[edited highlights] 1] Prime focus of course BEVs. 2] Yes to left field EVs ‘occasionally’, scooters, push-bikes, motor-bikes, vans, buses, garbage trucks, excavators, ships etc. – but carefully rationed, when the story really is a good one [good = price, capability, delivery and not vapourware]. 3] PHEVs and RExs: ‘handle with care’ avoid anything that smells of a compliance car!

 

ASEER

I would say not only should you still cover Hybrid/PHEV in your podcast as well as BEV but actually it might be best way to engage with those who are ‘EV curious’ as I was and because of your Podcast I bought a Ioniq Hybrid and met up with Oxford EV at EVs in the park and directly because of this I will be test driving the MG ZS EV.

So to be clear you have steered my choices and it wasn’t because I didn’t know that diesel / petrol was bad but maybe because a car costs a lot of money (well it is for me) and played it safe and my reference previously was read motoring magazines that were obvious heavily biased.

 

AMY MACPHERSON

I personally am interested in ALL things renewable energy and clean tech. So, I have no issue hearing about hybrids, bikes, solar panels etc. Ps I live in PEI Canada and drive a 2018 Bolt and Love it!! We are also installing our second solar system next week

 

MATT PISCIONE

I think you nailed the format of the podcast. Like you have said before, a full EV isn't for everyone just yet, so keeping people aware of their plug-in hybrid options is necessary. Plus the additional information about other advancement in the clean energy industry is fascinati

 

MARK GARNETT

Keep Main focus on EVs. Sure include other electric (bikes,  planes, trains, scooters). Include some Plugin hybrid esp if good EV range. Defiantly keep range extenders.

 

RICHARD CHAPMAN

I wanted to say that I completely agree that you should still talk about Hybrids. here in Western Australia we only have one Supercharger and it's a whopping 1,672 miles to the next one in South Australia. There aren't even any in the Northern Territory or Tasmania. Outside of the South West of Western Australia we have to rely on AC charging, but even with 22kW on-board charging in my Model S it's severely limiting and makes mainstream adoption unlikely. We've done long trips but it can be a challenge. For places where there's no fast DC charging network (still most of the planet) the perfect car would be a Tesla with a small petrol range extender so that you know you can go absolutely anywhere and only use petrol when you had no other choice.

 

LISA ALLEN

The only hybrids we should be talking about are plug-ins with at least 40+ range (Honda Clarity, the late Chevy Volt 😔) That range covers your daily commuting and helps those folks nervous about full EVs get their feet wet. Maybe cover bikes ince a week

 

BRUNO ARRIOLA

Plug-in hybrids should definitely be a part of the show. I drive a Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid and more than 90% of my total miles are 'electric', the gas engine is only used for longer weekend road trips that only happen a few times a year.

The battery size of a plug-in hybrid is significantly smaller than a regular EV and yet it covers the daily commute and needs of most people out there.

 

TIM MADLER

First time emailer, long time listener. I think you should talk about anything you want to.  Anything that is better than transportation powered by ice engines.

 

LARS

Hybrids, even the plug-in ones, are in many ways gateway tech that serve only the purpose of prolonging the life of fossil fuel burning vehicles and undermine the validity a pure electric only vehicle.

Lars - Tesla para Todos

 

Eduard Pertíñez

I think you are doing excellent as you do. PHEV’s seem the enemy nowadays but... what would happen if they are forced to have a light that informs everybody what kind of energy are they running on? This way they could enter clean areas without everybody thinking they cheat.

 

STUART HANNAH

Whilst I think so called 'self charging Hybrids' are really yesterdays news and could be ignored, I think for high mileage drivers like myself the plug in Hybrid is still a sensible solution and worth bringing to peoples attention.

My office is 35 miles from home and my Optima PHEV gets me there in full E.V mode all the way including a short stretch of motorway at 70MPH.  I plug it in on its granny lead whenever possible, making my whole 70 mile round trip a pure E.V one.

 

KYLE HODGSON

So, perhaps like you, I'm excited about all of it. Loved Fully charged's shows on ferries that run electric, trains that run on solar, and pipstrel's trainer aircraft.

And, very recently my neighbor asked me about EV's and hybrids. They weren't ready to go full EV due to budget constraints- and, yes, I described just how much lower running costs are.

 

DUNCAN ARMOUR

I am interested in:

pukka electric cars, vans, lorries, motor-bikes

in-wheel motors

battery tech

solar

advances in charging

company successes / challenges, financial news

corporatocracy dirty tricks to oppose new energy, slow the transition from fossil fuels

environmental news

home energy things (like vertical bore ground-source heat pumps - Source Energy, like electricity storage to hot water - Sunamp)

 

LUKE MCCARTHY

Let's talk about the exciting future of EVs not the past.

Also interested in electric bikes (vs motor bikes) and any general battery improvements or tech that takes our mobility away from fossil fuels.

 

Orjan Nilsen

Trondheim, Norway

Agree that its no point in talking too much details about hybrids. Relevant (big) news is of course OK, like if Toyota decided to expand their Plug-In Hybrid program!!! I laugh every time you say there is no such thing as a self charging hybrid!

 

GARY, SOUTHEAST U.S.

The short answer is no the podcast should not be only about EVs.

Now for the "why" - because many of us live in areas where the charging infrastructure is likely years away from allowing almost non-stop long range travel.  Also the price for long range pure EV cars still need to come down some for the average person to afford.

 

PAUL COSMAN

I would like to hear only about all electric mobility like cars, bikes, planes, boats, buses, and trains.  With the critical environmental problem we have at the moment hybrid is not a good solution.

I currently have a 2014 Tesla P85D

and a 2013 Nissan Leaf as my daily driver.

 

NICK SCOTT

I would love to hear more news about BEVs and less about PHEVs. Anything with an ICE seems like a relic and as someone who hopes to make the switch to an EV in the next few months, I'm mostly interested in hearing about affordably priced BEVs.

 

NICO JANSEN

Greatings from Belgium. As for qotw I would say to focus on full EVs but also report now and than on plug-in hybrids that can do 50km or more on EV power, covering a short commute.

I also like hearing about battery news and bikes, motorcycles, planes and boats, as long as they are zero emission.

 

DAN FROM CANADA

please keep mentioning PHEVs. Currently, some people like my family just cannot afford a pure EV that fits our needs. We have a short commute, but on occasion, we must drive long distances (including in -20C) without stopping. We also need significant cargo room, and our budget is tight. After much thought, we recently bought a 2019 Hyundai Ioniq PHEV.

 

MARTY YOUNG

I believe it's important to continue discussing plug-in hybrids on your podcast because they represent an important transition towards full battery-electric vehicles for many people.  I'm a perfect example of this.  I purchased a 2016 Chevy Volt earlier this year because I wanted to enter the world of EVs, but felt that a full BEV wouldn't be able to meet my needs because I occasionally make longer out-of-town trips.

 

 

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Sep 29, 2019
28 Sep 2019 | Tesla Police Patrol Story Was Fake News, Ford Transit Plug-In Hybrid and Free Uber Charging
18:36

Show #594

 

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Saturday 28th     September 2019. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story to save you time.

 

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TESLA POLICE PATROL IS ‘PERFORMING EXTREMELY WELL,’ SAYS FREMONT AFTER MISLEADING STORY GOES VIRAL

https://electrek.co/2019/09/27/tesla-police-patrol-performing-extremely-well-fremont-misleading-story/

 

FULLY CHARGED VIDEO: PORSCHE TAYCAN TURBO RAPID CHARGE ROAD TRIP

https://electriccarsreport.com/2019/09/fully-charged-video-porsche-taycan-turbo-rapid-charge-road-trip/

 

FORD TRANSIT CUSTOM PLUG-IN HYBRID PRICED AT £39,145

https://electriccarsreport.com/2019/09/ford-transit-custom-plug-in-hybrid-priced-at-39145/

 

BYTON CONTRACTS MANUFACTURING IN SOUTH KOREA

https://www.electrive.com/2019/09/26/byton-contracts-manufacturing-in-south-korea/

 

INDUSTRY LEADERS JOIN FORCES TO MAXIMIZE THE IMPACT OF THE EMOBILITY REVOLUTION

https://www.hubject.com/en/industry-leaders-join-forces-to-maximize-the-impact-of-the-emobility-revolution/

 

DAIMLER FINED $960M IN GERMANY OVER DIESEL TRICKERY

https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1125205_daimler-fined-960m-in-germany-over-diesel-trickery

 

EVGO ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH UBER, DRIVERS TO GET FREE CHARGING

https://cleantechnica.com/2019/09/28/evgo-announces-partnership-with-uber-drivers-to-get-free-charging/

 

KEOLIS TO RUN 300 ELECTRIC BUSES IN THE NETHERLANDS

https://www.electrive.com/2019/09/28/keolis-to-run-300-electric-buses-in-the-netherlands/

 

MG ZS EV DELIVERIES START IN THE UK

https://insideevs.com/news/373463/mg-zs-ev-deliveries-started-uk/

 

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Sep 28, 2019
27 Sep 2019 | Tesla Version 10 Finally Arrives, Replacing Gas Pumps With EV Chargers In Maryland and Plug In Bentley
20:05

Show #593

 

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TESLA UPDATE LETS DRIVERS STREAM SPOTIFY, NETFLIX, AND YOUTUBE

"On Thursday, the latest over-the-air software update, known as Version 10, started rolling out to Tesla owners. The update packs in a lot of fun features, mostly for when the car is parked or charging." reports the tech site Mashable: "Games like Cuphead are coming to the Tesla Arcade and a new "Tesla Theater" application houses all the streaming video options. Caraoke is like it sounds: a karaoke interface with lyrics on the screen so you can belt out your favorite tunes. A Summon update will let you "summon" your car from a parking spot if it's in your line of sight. This is only available for drivers who have the Full Self-Driving version or Enhanced Autopilot package. Other updates will streamline Sentry mode, and the new mysteriously named "Joe mode" lets you lower the volume for parking chimes and other alerts if you have a sleeping baby in the car. The mobile Tesla app that lets you control the climate, unlock the car, and other options was also updated and now you'll be able to remote-control windows on the Model 3 and Model X from the app. "

 

ZDNet reports: "Along with Netflix, Tesla drivers will be able to view content from YouTube, and Hulu or Hulu + Live TV from the dash console.  Tesla's self-driving capabilities aren't yet advanced enough for drivers to switch off and watch movies, and thankfully the company notes that you can "watch your favorite shows, movies and content right from your car while parked". The company says customers have praised summon it for its convenience after shopping, but notes that "those using Smart Summon must remain responsible for the car and monitor it and its surroundings at all times". The feature is available to drivers when the car is within their line of sight. Owners of the Model 3 Standard Range Plus and Standard Range vehicles will now able to stream Spotify, TuneIn, and Slacker when connected to Wi-Fi."

 

And The Verge reports: "video recordings captured when Teslas are in their self-protect Sentry Mode are now stored in a separate folder from other camera content. A new “Joe Mode” is meant to avoid waking up sleeping passengers by reducing the volume of certain car chimes and alerts. And the Tesla mobile app can do a few more things and control even more aspects of the car remotely (like the windows)."

 

SlashGear on China: "Tesla customers in China will soon get iQiyi and Tencent Video access in the car with more services promised in the future."

 

Tesla says: "“We’re expanding our music and audio platform to enable Spotify Premium account access in all supported markets – one of the most requested features from Tesla owners. This will be in addition to Slacker Radio and TuneIn, which are also available in Tesla vehicles.”"  If you pause the video which Tesla put online today, there's Car Wash Mode. But what is that?

 

And on turorials: "Additionally, all customers will have access to Tesla tutorial videos to learn more about their vehicle."

 

In fact if you play that YouTube video frame by frame it says this:

 

Voice Commands

Driving Visualization

Maps Improvements

Sentry Mode Improvements

Software Update Improvements

Application Launcher Updates

YouTube

Car Wash Mode

Caraoke

Spotify

Cuphead

Feeling Lucky

Tesla Theater

 

TESLA JUMPS ON REPORT MUSK AIMS TO DELIVER RECORD 100,000 CARS THIS QUARTER

"Shares of Tesla jumped more than 5% after Electrek, an electric vehicle news website, reported that CEO Elon Musk said the company “has a shot” at delivering 100,000 cars this quarter, which would be a new record." says CNBC.com: "Musk wrote in the email: “We have a shot at achieving our first 100,000 vehicle delivery quarter, which is an incredibly exciting milestone for our company!” The CEO also reportedly added, “The challenge is making sure that we have the right car variants in the right locations and rallying as much as our company resources as possible to help with the end of the quarter deliveries.” The automaker is expected to report its quarterly vehicle deliveries in the next few days."

 

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/09/26/tesla-jumps-on-report-musk-aims-to-deliver-100000-cars-this-quarter.html

 

NORWEGIAN GAS STATION BECOMES FIRST IN WORLD TO REPLACE ALL PUMPS WITH ELECTRIC CHARGERS

"Gas station" may no longer be an accurate description for a Circle K refueling outlet in Oslo, Norway, after it became the first in the world to replace all gas pumps with electric car chargers earlier this week." writes Newsweek: "The Oslo Circle K is one of the company's 16,000 gas stations around the world, but this location is the only one from any company to completely convert to electric fueling. The conversion to electric fuel "fast chargers" came at the same time as the United Nations Climate Action Summit was taking place this week in New York. Christina Bu, secretary general of the Norwegian Electric Car Association, said in a press release that it "was extra fun to highlight this" at the same time world leaders were discussing climate change."

 

https://www.newsweek.com/norwegian-gas-station-becomes-first-world-replace-all-pumps-electric-chargers-1461714

 

FIRST GAS STATION IN AMERICA TO DITCH OIL FOR 100% ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING

"The first gas station in the U.S. that has been completely transitioned from a petroleum station to exclusively charging EVs opened Thursday in Takoma Park, Maryland." says CNBC.com: "RS Automotives, the local gas station, has been around since 1958. Depeswar Doley, owner of the station since 1997, said he was already unhappy with the way oil and gasoline companies structure contracts — such as limiting the use of multiple suppliers, including clauses that extend contracts when a certain volume of sales is not met and limiting maintenance support. These business factors already were pushing him to consider other options. A nudge from his daughter was the final step in convincing Doley to make the switch to EV charging. There are more than 20,700 registered EVs in Maryland, and the area also has an electric taxi service in need of more chargers for their business. The gas station conversion was jointly funded by the Electric Vehicle Institute and the Maryland Energy Administration, which provided a grant of $786,000."

 

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/09/26/first-gas-station-to-ditch-oil-for-electric-vehicle-charging-now-open.html

 

THE HYUNDAI VELOSTER N ETCR HAS HIT THE TRACK AND IT SOUNDS JUST LIKE A STAR WARS SHIP

"Hyundai Motorsport hit the Hungaroring with its all-electric Veloster N to get the machine primed and ready for next year’s ETCR racing series. And man does it sound freakin’ cool." says Jalopnik: The Veloster N has a much higher pitch to its powertrain than fellow EV series Formula E. Both have that whistle-y quality that’s common to an electric car as opposed to the grumble of a combustion engine"

 

https://jalopnik.com/the-hyundai-veloster-n-etcr-has-hit-the-track-and-it-so-1838488781

 

MASERATI'S BIG ELECTRIC PUSH: ALL FUTURE MODELS WILL BE EV OR HYBRID

"Maserati today confirmed that it was electrifying its whole range - from sports cars to saloons and crossovers. The company is turning its Italian HQ into an electric car centre of excellence, it says, confirming that all future Masers will be made in Italy." writes Tim Pollard for Car Magazine: "Maserati revealed that every new model in the pipeline will be either hybrid or full battery electric, and vowed that the switch from oil to volts wouldn't dent its commitment to 'innovation and the high performance embedded in the brand’s DNA.' It also committed to 'extended range and ultra-fast charging capabilities,' perhaps made easier by the brand's relatively late arrival into the electric car space."

 

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https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/electric/maserati/

 

YOU CAN NOW BUY A PLUG-IN HYBRID BENTLEY BENTAYGA

"Bentley's new Bentayga plug-in hybrid is now on sale in the UK with prices starting from a little over £133,000." reports Motor1.com: "The luxury 4x4 is described by its manufacturer as “the world’s first true electrified luxury car”, and offers an all-electric range of around 24 miles on the new and more stringent WLTP efficiency test. That’s provided by a 126 bhp electric motor, which is also used to eliminate turbo lag, while the power comes from a high-voltage battery that can be recharged in two-and-a-half hours."

 

https://uk.motor1.com/news/373273/bentley-bentayga-phev-pricing-uk/

 

AUSTRALIA IS GETTING MORE ULTRA-RAPID CHARGING

"Chargefox, which claims to be Australia’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network, is increasing the number of ultra-rapid EV chargers it has in the country." as per Business insider Autralia: "The company revealed the target locations for all 22 sites in the first phase of its ultra-rapid EV charging network. It is part of Chargefox’s broader goal to have more than 100 ultra-rapid charging sites in the country. Chargefox already has 5 ultra-rapid stations open in, with 17 more in the works. All 22 will connect Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, with additional sites in Western Australia and Tasmania."

 

WATCH THE 258MPH RIMAC C_TWO CRASH FIVE TIMES

"WARNING: the following video contains footage that some viewers may find distressing. And by some viewers, likely it’ll be all of you.

 

That’s because this video contains footage of the £1.5m+ Rimac C_Two hypercar crashing. A lot. Five times, in fact. It’s all a part of the C_Two’s homologation process to ensure it’ll be safe and road-legal across the globe. Still, five times." says Top Gear: "No lie, it’s never easy watching a super-rare, very desirable 1,887bhp self-driving electric hypercar being squished against some very solid things. Rimac reckons on 0-62mph in a frankly terrifying 1.97s, 0-100mph in 4.3s, a quarter mile time of 9.1s and 0-186mph in 11.8s."

 

https://www.topgear.com/car-news/crash/watch-258mph-rimac-ctwo-crash-five-times

 

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26 Sep 2019 | NIO Struggles, Tritium Opens In USA and Model 3 Wins Norway
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Show #592

 

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Thursday 26th September 2019. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story to save you time.

 

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NIO PLANS DEEP JOB CUTS AS LOSSES PILE UP

"Nio, China’s home-grown answer to electric-car maker Tesla, posted a worse-than-expected quarterly loss, triggering thousands of job cuts and exacerbated concerns that a bubble in the world’s largest EV market may be bursting." says Automotive News Europe: "The dire situation has prompted the automaker, which is backed by technology giant Tencent Holdings, to raise $200 million from founder William Li and a Tencent affiliate, and to plan the spin off some businesses. Its U.S.-listed shares dropped as much as 28 percent to less than $2 on Tuesday and are off more than 80 percent from their peak following last year’s IPO. Nio has accumulated about $6 billion in losses since it was founded by Li, who is also CEO, in 2014. Fire risks led to a mass callback of nearly 5,000 vehicles in June, a significant portion of the 17,550 units Nio had sold as of the end of May."

 

https://europe.autonews.com/automakers/nio-plans-deep-job-cuts-losses-pile

 

IN AUGUST, NIO SOLD ALMOST 1,800 ES6, BUT ES8 HIT ROCK BOTTOM

"NIO is in the process of ramping up the production of sales of its second all-electric model, the ES6, while at the same time it tries to maintain sales of the ES8 seven-seater." says InsideEVs: "Last month, sales of the two amounted to 1,943, which is the highest result this year and third-best in the short history of the Chinese company. Year-over-year growth was 73%.  However, looking at the model results, we see a worrying decrease for the ES8: ES6: 1,797 (3rd month on the market). ES8: 146 (down 87%)"

 

https://insideevs.com/news/372544/august-nio-sold-1800-es6/

 

JAGUAR CALLS A HOT-RODDED I-PACE A WHEN, NOT AN IF

"Michael van der Sande, the head of SVO, told British magazine Autocar that a high-performance I-Pace is more of a when than an if." reports Auto Blog: "The production model would receive more comprehensive changes, including a more powerful electric powertrain, but its body kit would certainly resemble the one worn by the eTrophy cars. Whether the hotter I-Pace would arrive as a limited-edition model, like the XE Project 8, or as a standard addition to the range is up in the air. Jaguar is aware that venturing into the high-performance electric car segment would force it to lock horns with Tesla, which offers jaw-droppingly quick versions of the Model S and the Model X."

 

https://www.autoblog.com/2019/09/24/jaguar-calls-a-hot-rodded-i-pace-a-when-not-an-if/

 

TRITIUM OPENS NEW PLANT IN LOS ANGELES

"The Australian fast charging station manufacturer Tritium has opened a new plant in Los Angeles. Tritium now has expanded manufacturing and logistics capacities for the American market as well as a research and development department." according to electrive: "In addition, Tritium will introduce the High Power Charger RT175 with a charging capacity of up to 175 kW, specially developed for the American market and scheduled to be available from the fourth quarter of this year. The RT175 charging station is based on the Veefil PK concept, which is used throughout Europe by Ionity, for example. Recently, Tritium refitted its chargers at Ionity charging sites with liquid-cooled cables that will enable charging capacities of up to 350 kW. The Australian company also presented its  latest high power charging system at Cenex-LCV in the UK this September. The system for commercial use is scalable and capable of charging an electric vehicle with 475kW."

 

https://www.electrive.com/2019/09/24/tritium-opens-new-plant-in-los-angeles/

 

VW CHAIRMAN AND CEO ACCUSED OF STOCK MARKET MANIPULATION

"Volkswagen Group is under new scrutiny as German prosecutors charge two top bosses with stock market manipulation. Prosecutors allege VW Group CEO Herbert Diess and Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch failed to promptly inform investors about the Dieselgate scandal according to Automotive News." says Motor1.com: "The new charges are just the latest development in the years-long scandal that has rocked the iconic automaker and has led to billions in fines for the company and its subsidiaries. Prosecutors also charged former CEO Martin Winterkorn in the case. Lawyers for both Diess, who will remain as VW’s CEO, and Poetsch say neither could have predicted the scandal’s financial impact on the company. Diess joined the company in July 2015, months ahead of the scandal breaking in September when the automaker admitted it’d installed software on 11 million vehicles to cheat emissions testing, racking up $33 billion (€30 billion) in fines and expenses so far, according to the publication."

 

https://www.motor1.com/news/372588/volkswagen-accused-stock-manipulation/

 

TESLA CEO ELON MUSK GIVES VW CEO KIND WORDS

"Despite allegations made by the EPA regarding the German automaker, Musk gave Diess his support as a response to an article written by Bloomberg‘s Chris Bryant, who said that the VW executive should win an award for “Worst Sense of Timing.” This comes just a few weeks after the Tesla CEO trolled Volkswagen for cheating on emissions testing." picked up by TEslaratI: "“Herbert Diess is doing more than any big carmaker to go electric. The good of the world should come first. For what it’s worth, he has my support,” Musk said on Twitter.

 

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-elon-musk-kind-words-vw-ceo-sustainability/

 

TESLA MODEL 3 IS THE BEST-SELLING CAR IN NORWAY IN 2019 BY FAR

"Tesla’s (TSLA) Model 3 has become the hot-selling car in Netherlands, with year-to-date sales crossing 10,000 units. Undeniably, this figure is massive. This seems to be an impressive feat for a model that started delivery since February 2019. Not many vehicles manage to sell this much even in a year. Reportedly, Model 3 was the third best-selling vehicle in the country in the January-August period, just behind Volkswagen’s VWAGY Polo and Ford’s F Focus." reports Yahoo! Finance "In the Norwegian market, Tesla Model 3 is the hottest-selling car, that too by a large margin. With around 12,000 units sold in Norway so far this year, Tesla’s Model 3 sales have been more than double than Volkswagen Golf, which is in the second spot. Notably, Netherlands and Norway have always been a big market for Tesla, even before Model 3 hit the roads. But with the launch of Model 3, Norway and Netherlands are much ahead in the EV game in Europe."

 

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/teslas-tsla-model-3-takes-152003025.html

 

MAZDA CONFIRMS IT WILL PRESENT FIRST PRODUCTION EV IN TOKYO

"Mazda confirmed this Wednesday (September 25) that it will present its first EV at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. Not only that: It will be the company’s first production EV." according to InsideEVs: "The e-TPV has a small battery pack of only 35.5 kWh. For you to have an idea, it has the exact same size as the one that the Honda E uses. The new Mazda PHEV will have a rotary engine as its internal combustion unit. At least this is what the carmaker told the journalists that drove the e-TPV."

 

https://insideevs.com/news/372762/mazda-ev-debut-2019-tokyo-motor-show/

 

MG EXTENDS CUSTOMER OFFER AFTER SECURING 2,000 ORDERS FOR ZS EV

MG Motor UK has secured 2,000 orders for its affordable electric SUV, the ZS EV, in just two months since launch.

In light of this success, the brand has introduced a new offer for the next 1,000 retail customer orders, continuing to match the government’s plug-in car grant for the ZS EV Exclusive version.

With the MG grant of £3,500 for the range-topping ZS EV Exclusive on top of the government’s own £3,500 plug-in car grant, customers benefit from an outstanding overall price from just £23,495. ZS EV Excite benefits from a new £3,000 MG Grant which, when paired with the government grant, results in an overall price from just £21,995.

 

https://electriccarsreport.com/2019/09/mg-extends-customer-offer-after-securing-2000-orders-for-zs-ev/

 

EDF SAGS UNDER THE WEIGHT OF HINKLEY POINT FIASCO

"You may remember Thomas Piquemal. He resigned as chief financial officer of Electricite de France (PA:EDF) three years ago after warning that the French government’s determination to have EDF build the Hinkley Point C reactor in south-west England could bankrupt the company." writes Yahoo! Finance: "EDF warned of yet more overruns to the project. It now expects up to $3.6 billion in additional costs and warned that it’s more likely than ever that the project will be delayed. EDF was worth 107 billion euros back in 2010 when the British government announced the sites where it wanted to build a new generation of nuclear plants. It’s now worth 30 billion ($33 billion).The U.K. guaranteed EDF a price of 92.50 pounds per megawatt-hour for Hinkley Point C in 2012. Last week, it auctioned offshore wind power projects at a strike price of as low as £39.65/MWh."

 

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Sep 27, 2019
25 Sep 2019 | Porsche Taycan Reviews Are Out, Volvo XC40 Goes All Electric and Tesla’s Chinese Hiring Spree
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Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Wednesday 25th September 2019. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story to save you time.

 

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NEW PORSCHE TAYCAN REVIEW

"The Taycan not only spearheads Porsche’s electric vehicle strategy - the Taycan Cross Turismo will follow in 2020, before which the next Macan will go fully electric - but will also provide the platform for Audi Sport’s electric vehicle livelihood when the e-Tron GT debuts later this year." says Stuart Gallagher for evo.co.uk: "Porsche calls it a Performance Battery Plus with 93.4kWh, which doesn’t quite have the same ring to it as a Mezger flat-six. But this powerpack is connected to an electric motors on the front and rear axles, the former driven by a single speed transmission, the latter by an innovative two-speed unit."

 

And here's something which I didn't read about in all the pre-press: "Simply wait for the batteries to reach operating temperature of around 50C (achieved after around 15-20 mins of regular driving), put your left foot on the brake, right foot on the throttle wait for launch control to engage and go for it. Up to ten consecutive times."

 

They note all the usual other things like the 800 volt battery, 0-60 in 2.6, 0-100 in 6.3, the quarter mile in 10.8. 270kW charging, carbon ceramic brakes, rear axle steering.

 

The final quote from evo sums up electric cars in general: "The way in which it delivers its power and torque is borderline undetectable, speed building with no real effort or input required from the driver."

 

Oh, and they couldn't resist ending the article with the three words: "your move, Tesla".

 

https://www.evo.co.uk/porsche/porsche-taycan/201782/new-porsche-taycan-review-stuttgart-puts-its-stamp-on-the-electric

 

VOLVO XC40 ELECTRIC VERSION TEASED AHEAD OF OCTOBER REVEAL

"[Volvo] have chosen the XC40 to become Volvo’s very first production EV. Announced in April and teased here ahead of its October full reveal" says motor1.com: "The Geely-owned marque says it will release more details about the pure electric crossover in the coming weeks, prior to a first public showing programmed for October 16. The XC40 sans a traditional engine will follow the recently launched plug-in hybrid model equipped with the T5 Twin Engine powertrain offering a combined 258 hp and 28.6 miles (46 kilometers) of electric range."

 

https://www.motor1.com/news/372720/volvo-xc40-electric-teaser/

 

BMW X1 GETS PHEV VARIANT IN EUROPE, UP TO 35 MILES OF ELECTRIC RANGE

"After introducing a plug-in hybrid version of its entry-level crossover for the Chinese market, BMW is now launching the model in Europe. The X1 xDrive25e is making its debut on the Old Continent, offering “a high level of driving pleasure and thrilling agility.” in our second MOtor1 article today: "Under the familiar skin of the X1 is a plug-in hybrid powertrain, which uses a 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine supported by an electric motor, specifically developed for this particular model. The gas unit generates 125 horsepower (92 kilowatts) and 162 pound-feet (220 Newton-meters) of torque, and is mated to a six-speed transmission channeling the power to the front wheels. What’s more important for a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, on a single charge of the 9.7-kWh battery pack, the X1 xDrive 25e can travel up to 35 miles (57 kilometers)"

 

https://www.motor1.com/news/372729/bmw-x1-xdrive25e-phev-unveiled/

 

NOW HIRING: TESLA SEEKS TALENT AHEAD OF CHINA MASS PRODUCTION

"Tesla is on a hiring spree in China for first-line technicians, software engineers and marketing experts, as the electric carmaker gears toward mass production at its Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai by the year's end." reports Nikkei.com: "The company began its Shanghai hiring through its official WeChat account on Sept. 1 and updated its latest job listing Tuesday. The job post suggests the company is assembling a factory firmware team which will be department to develop programmable hardware that controls the production line."

 

And then we got an ElonTweet: "Tesla is building a major engineering team in China, incl heavy focus on software/firmware for factory & car. This includes original engineering of new factory processes & cars, Great engineers will only join if original engineering is supported, not just localization"

 

https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Technology/Now-hiring-Tesla-seeks-talent-ahead-of-China-mass-production

 

Nikkei continues: "The jobs listed on WeChat include first-line technicians, quality controllers, assembly experts and safety guards, among other factory operation roles. The company plans to interview candidates at an upcoming job fair on Thursday, signaling that mass production in Shanghai will begin soon."

 

https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Technology/Now-hiring-Tesla-seeks-talent-ahead-of-China-mass-production

 

TESLA STARTS MONITORING DATA USE AHEAD OF STARTING TO CHARGE FOR CONNECTIVITY

"Tesla is starting to monitor data usage in its vehicles, which has always been free, but the automaker is now planning to start to charge for connectivity." writes electrek today: "some owners are reporting that Tesla is starting to add a data usage counter in their vehicle (hat tip to Andrew)" who posted a pic which said 0 of 50GB used.

 

https://electrek.co/2019/09/24/tesla-monitoring-data-charge-connectivity/

 

HYUNDAI MOTORSPORT BEGINS TESTING WITH ALL-ELECTRIC VELOSTER N ETCR

Hyundai Motorsport have completed the first on-track running with the new Veloster N ETCR, the company’s first electric race car project.

 

The brand new car completed two days at the Hungaroring near Budapest last weekend, completing the test trouble-free. The days at the circuit – already an established part of the FIA WTCR and TCR Europe calendars – allowed the engineers to learn more about the chassis balance on the technical circuit, and to begin to harness the power from the mid-mounted electric motor to maximize performance and efficiency.

 

Using the expertise in Touring Car racing shown in both the championship winning i30 N TCR and Veloster N TCR, the aim is to produce a similarly strong all-round package for when the ETCR category begins racing next year.

 

MOTORCYCLE ‘SPEED FREAK’ ZEF EISENBERG SMASHES ELECTRIC WORLD SPEED RECORD

"MADMAX Team Rider Zef Eisenberg raced in to the record books at the weekend (21-22 September 2019) setting four new motorcycle records at the Straightliners ACU/FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) World Speed Records event at Elvington, North Yorkshire on board the Nottingham University Isle of Man TT zero bike." says electric cars report: "International multiple ACU Motorbike speed record holder and self-proclaimed ‘Speed Freak’ Zef Eisenberg achieved four FIM World records for an electric motorbike (unfaired), with an ‘average kilometre’ speed of 185mph, and peak GPS speeds of 197mph. He victoriously secured the title for the fastest electric motorbike bike in the world (naked – no fairing)."

 

https://electriccarsreport.com/2019/09/motorcycle-speed-freak-zef-eisenberg-smashes-electric-world-speed-record/

 

EXXONMOBIL CEO DISMISSES ELECTRIC VEHICLES: ‘WHAT’S THE POINT?’

"Exxon CEO Darren Woods recently expressed his doubts about the transportation sector’s transition to electric vehicles. In comments during the 2019 Oil and Gas Climate Initiative meet, the CEO extended a rather blunt dismissal of EVs, suggesting that the zero-emissions vehicles will serve little purpose if they remained charged by a coal-powered grid." reports Teslarati: "“What’s the point of having electric vehicles that will end up being charged by power generated from coal,” Woods said. In the United States alone, data from the US Energy Information Administration reveal that less than a third of the electricity generated in the country was powered by coal in 2018. This number will likely decrease in the near future as well, with clean energy initiatives such as residential solar and battery systems becoming more popular. "

 

https://www.teslarati.com/exxonmobil-ceo-dismisses-evs-no-point/

 

 

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Sep 25, 2019
24 Sep 2019 | Tesla Granted New Battery Patent, Renewable Energy Gets Cheaper and Upgraded EV Buses Are The Future
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Show #590

 

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NEW RESEARCH PROMISES ELECTRIC CAR BATTERIES THAT LAST FOR A MILLION MILES

From Gizmodo, one of the many publications to pick up on this new/old news: "Electric motors guzzle electricity, which can be especially hard on a rechargeable battery. The power cells used in electric vehicles, like Teslas, have an expected lifespan of around 300,000 to 500,000 miles, but a team of battery researchers believes it has come up with a recipe that can double that, leading to batteries that could potentially outlast the electric car itself. In a paper published in the The Journal of the Electrochemical Society earlier this month, battery researchers from Halifax, Nova Scotia’s Dalhousie University describe a new lithium-ion battery that could potentially power an electric vehicle for over one million miles and over 4,000 charging cycles while only losing about 10 percent of its charging capacity (and vehicle range) as it reaches the end of its lifespan. "

 

https://gizmodo.com/new-research-promises-electric-car-batteries-that-last-1838357663

 

Well it turns out it was a Wired article which added some new details, and brought this one back into the headlines: "Full details of these cells including electrode compositions, electrode loadings, electrolyte compositions, additives used, etc. have been provided,” Dahn and his colleagues wrote in the paper. “This has been done so that others can recreate these cells and use them as benchmarks for their own R+D efforts.” According to a former member of Dahn’s team, the likely answer is that Tesla already has at least one proprietary battery chemistry that outperforms what’s described in the benchmark paper. Indeed, shortly after the paper came out, Tesla received a patent for a lithium-ion battery that is remarkably similar to the one described in the paper. Dahn, who declined to comment for this article, is listed as one of its inventors. The patented battery includes an electrolyte additive called ODTO that the patent claims can “enhance performance and lifetime of Li-ion batteries, while reducing costs.” It’s not certain that the battery described in the patent is the million-mile battery that Musk said would enter production next year, and neither Tesla nor Dahn are talking. But it’s a safe bet that Tesla’s proprietary battery performs even better."

 

https://www.wired.com/story/tesla-may-soon-have-a-battery-that-can-last-a-million-miles/

 

UK OFFSHORE WIND PRICES REACH NEW RECORD LOW IN LATEST CFD AUCTION

"The latest UK renewable energy auction has awarded 12 projects, including 5.5 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind projects, at record low prices as low as £39.65 ($50.05)." reports Clean Technica: "The United Kingdom’s Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) announced twelve new renewable energy projects as recipients of the latest Contracts for Difference auction scheme last week, which will provide around 6 GW of capacity, generate enough power for the equivalent of over 7 million homes, and result in the creation of up to 8,000 jobs across the country."

 

Giles Dickson, CEO of the European wind energy trade body, WindEurope: "Offshore wind is now the second cheapest form of new power generation in NW Europe – behind onshore wind. The technology continues to develop. The supply chain continues to evolve. And it’s delivering huge volumes – this UK auction at 6GW is the world’s largest-ever wind energy auction."

 

https://cleantechnica.com/2019/09/23/uk-offshore-wind-prices-reach-new-record-low-in-latest-cfd-auction/

 

LEGENDARY F1 DESIGNER ADRIAN NEWEY IS MOVING TO EXTREME E

"Extreme E, the new all-electric SUV racing series, has been drawing some pretty big names lately ahead of its first season in 2021. Now, we can add legendary Formula One designer Adrian Newey to the increasingly impressive list." says Jalopnik: "Newey is one of the most successful and innovative designers in F1's modern history. Whether he was working for McLaren, Williams, or Red Bull, Newey managed to create some absurdly visionary machines that were wholly capable of kicking ass and taking names. Now, he’s moving to Extreme E as the lead designer for the Veloce team that will be headed by two-time Formula E champion Jean-Eric Vergne and Harrison Newey, Adrian’s son, BBC Sport reports. When’s the last time you remember a racing series popping up out of nowhere that managed to attract the world’s biggest talents, be it drivers, engineers, or designers?" asks Jalopnik.

 

https://jalopnik.com/legendary-f1-designer-adrian-newey-is-moving-to-extreme-1838357145

 

TESLA IS OPENING A RARE NEW SUPERCHARGER V3 STATION

"Months after launching its new Supercharger V3, we haven’t seen many next-generation stations from Tesla, but now we have confirmation that the automaker is bringing a Supercharger V3 to Florida." writes Fred at Electrek: "After unveiling the new Supercharger V3 6 months ago, Tesla only opened two partial stations with the latest charging technology and one full-fledged Supercharger V3 station in Las Vegas. It has been a somewhat slow deployment, but we are now hearing of a new Supercharger V3 station being deployed. Tesla applied for a building permit in Clearwater, Florida and the application specifies that Tesla is planning to build a ‘Supercharger V3 at the location. With the new charge rate combined with more advanced software that can prepare the battery pack for charging, a Tesla Model 3 Long Range can charge at up to 1000 miles per hour."

 

https://electrek.co/2019/09/23/tesla-opening-rare-v3-supercharger-station/

 

BYD ADL UPGRADES ENVIRO200EV FAMILY: NOW WITH HEAT PUMP INCLUDED

"The successful partnership between Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) and BYD in the UK already resulted in more than 400 electric buses delivered or on order since 2015, which encourages BYD to upgrade the offer." says InsideEVs: "BYD ADL Enviro200EV single-decker models received a heat pump to decrease energy consumption in winter and optimized vehicle layouts, which allows more space for passengers."

 

Using ADL’s expertise in bus design to optimise vehicle layouts and maximise the use of available space, the partnership will upgrade the BYD ADL Enviro200EV single decker to the new vehicle lengths of 10.9m (replacing the current 10.8m model) and 11.6m (offering two extra seats over the current 12m model, which it replaces).

 

The buses will utilise ADL’s new all-electric heating system for electric buses. This heat pump solution has been developed to transfer atmospheric heat in to the vehicle. Designed to run efficiently in low ambient temperatures, it can also be used in reverse to cool the vehicle during warmer weather. The high efficiency of the system enables additional operational range."

 

https://insideevs.com/news/371970/byd-adl-upgrades-enviro200ev-family/

 

GRETA THUNBERG ASKS WORLD LEADERS AT UN: “HOW DARE YOU?”

"Greta Thunberg has excoriated world leaders for their “betrayal” of young people through their inertia over the climate crisis at a United Nations summit that failed to deliver ambitious new commitments to address dangerous global heating." writes The Guardian: "In a stinging speech on Monday, the teenage Swedish climate activist told governments that “you are still not mature enough to tell it like it is. You are failing us. But the young people are starting to understand your betrayal.”"

 

 

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Sep 24, 2019
23 Sep 2019 | Model 3 Pictures From Chinese Gigafactory, VW Launches Battery Production and Fiat Chrysler Start Vehicle2Grid Tests
15:25

Show #589

 

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Monday 23rd September 2019. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story to save you time.

 

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1ST CHINESE TESLA MODEL 3S FROM GIGAFACTORY 3

"A leaked photo posted by Vincent, Tesla tweeter extraordinaire, on September 23 shows a white Model 3 on the assembly line at Tesla Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai, China. A previous tweet by Vincent claimed that some people who have ordered a Model 3 in China have started receiving tutorials about the operation of their cars. Usually, those tutorials are sent out 4 to 6 weeks before delivery of the cars takes place." according to Steve Hanley at CleanTechnica: "According to Interesting Engineering, the leaked photo was attributed to Weibo user 常岩, who is the chief auto editor of Tencent Auto. Tencent is a giant Chinese tech firm that owns approximately 5% of Tesla. A subsequent tweet by Vincent said, “Rumor: Estimated that the first group of the Made in China Model 3 will be delivered in November.”

 

https://cleantechnica.com/2019/09/23/breaking-1st-chinese-tesla-model-3s-are-rolling-down-gigafactory-3-assembly-line/

 

VOLKSWAGEN LAUNCHES PILOT PRODUCTION AHEAD OF GIGAFACTORY

"The Volkswagen-Northvolt cooperation is taking off as they launch a first pilot production for battery cells at Volkswagen’s Salzgitter plant. Production is to scale up to 16 GWh at the end of 2023 and Volkswagen is investing around one billion euros." reports electrive: "Volkswagen is aiming to independently produce its own battery cells in a joint venture with Northvolt, rather than having to rely on battery systems from suppliers. At the Salzgitter plant in Germany where TDI and TSI engines are now rolling off the assembly line, the Center of Excellence (CoE) is already established with an initial 300 employees." they say, in a Translation into English from original German article: "Volkswagen today opened a pilot production facility as part of said CoE with the goal of testing, development and small-series production of battery cells. For Frank Blome, head of the CoE for battery cells, the pilot plant is “an important step on our way to building the gigafactory”.

 

https://www.electrive.com/2019/09/23/volkswagen-to-build-a-gigafactory/

 

SWAGTRON’S $999 HIPSTER-SPEC ELECTRIC BIKE

"Swagtron’s new EB12 electric bicycle is its first foray into full-sized commuter bikes. And while they didn’t quite hit the ball out of the park on their first try, they got it pretty darn close to the fence.

 

With a sleek design and an electric boost, the Swagtron EB12 could be the perfect option for cash-strapped students or budget-minded city commuters that want a good bike for an even better price." says Micah Toll for Electrek: "Swagtron is known for building the most affordable electric bicycles in the game. And their playbook isn’t to just pump out cheap crap like some other budget companies. Rather, they cut out all the fat – all the components that aren’t strictly necessary – so that they can focus on putting decent components on whatever is left. No one expects a Swagtron e-bike to get passed down to their son. But they do expect a decent quality e-bike for an unbelievable price. And that’s exactly what Swagtron has done – yet again – with the EB12 electric bicycle. It’s a hardy commuter e-bike that offers exactly zero fancy features other than that it will get you where you’re going and look good while doing it."

 

https://electrek.co/2019/09/23/review-swagtrons-999-hipster-spec-electric-bike-makes-a-great-city-e-bike/

 

FIAT CHRYSLER TO TEST VEHICLE-TO-GRID

"Fiat Chrysler will set up an experimental fleet of up to 700 electric cars to test vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology, which allows power grids to use energy stored in car batteries to face demand during peak hours." says Reuters: "FCA is taking its first steps into electric mobility as the Italian-American carmaker moves on from its failed $35 billion bid to merge with France’s Renault, a pioneer in electric vehicles. FCA on Thursday signed an agreement with Italy’s national grid operator Terna to jointly test a technology enabling electric vehicles to interact with the grid, through charging infrastructure. The project will include a feasibility study to launch an experimental demonstration fleet of cars connected to the grid via V2G infrastructure to be built in FCA’s Mirafioni plant in Turin, the two companies said in a statement."

 

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-fiat-chrysler-electric/fiat-chrysler-to-test-vehicle-to-grid-technology-with-700-car-fleet-idUSKBN1W41KK

 

NEW ELECTRIC PANEL FROM SPAN STREAMLINES SOLAR+STORAGE INSTALLATIONS

"A new technology company led by former Tesla engineers has just released a smart electric panel that enables customers to easily adopt solar, storage, EVs and other clean energy technologies. The Span electric panel will begin installation in select markets in California and Hawaii." reports Solar Power World Online: "The Span panel replaces a traditional electrical panel to become the primary energy and control hub for the home. It displaces the need for many disparate pieces of equipment to install solar, storage and electric vehicles today with a single, integrated device. The result is a faster, more cost effective installation for both new homes and retrofits that delivers unprecedented functionality to the customer.The Span panel offers customizable backup power, enabling customers to intelligently prioritize the available energy in their homes especially during power outages or blackouts. This, paired with the ability to monitor and control home energy from anywhere at anytime through the Span mobile app, substantially differentiates the product from anything on the market today. By incorporating key electrical components into a single device, the Span panel simplifies design and deployment for solar and storage installers as well as energy companies."

 

https://www.solarpowerworldonline.com/2019/09/new-electric-panel-from-span-streamlines-solarstorage-installations/

 

ROAMING PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN NEWMOTION AND CHARGEPOINT ANNOUNCED

"Company car drivers and fleet managers will enjoy simplified charging of electric vehicles (EVs) thanks to a new roaming partnership between NewMotion and ChargePoint. The electric vehicle charging infrastructure providers have announced a roaming partnership that will allow fleet drivers access to both charging networks.'" reports Fleet News: "By the end of the year, NewMotion and ChargePoint customers will be able to access each network without needing to create a new account."

 

Sytse Zuidema, CEO of NewMotion, said: “This partnership is a big step forward for the UK’s public charging network and we hope to see a positive effect on the ease of use by EV drivers. We are pleased to offer our UK drivers additional access to ChargePoint, Inc’s network that includes a good few hundred rapid chargers. With this we’re able to expand our European charging network that already includes over 118,000 charge points.”

 

https://www.fleetnews.co.uk/news/latest-fleet-news/2019/09/20/roaming-partnership-between-newmotion-and-chargepoint-announced

 

 

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Sep 24, 2019
22 Sep 2019 | US States Fight Back Against Emissions, BMW Makes Batteries In Thailand and Question Of The Week Answers
18:08

Show #588

 

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Sunday 22nd September 2019. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story to save you time.

 

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Welcome to the Patreon family new supporters of the show...

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Adam Zempa: "I have been listening to your show every morning during my workout for the last 3 weeks (430 am). Granted most will say my choice of workout listening material is a bit odd, but I find it enjoyable and informative.  I got to say you have really turned me on to the ev concept. I am not in the market for an ev but am interested in learning more about the ev market. Thanks for what you do and please continue with bringing us the news in the morning, afternoon or evening  wherever we are in the world. Cheers"

 

Email from Kristof Lambrecht: "I love the show and i know you already exclude hybrids without a plug. Hover the show is called EV news daily and as an EV enthusiast i don't consider a plugin hybrid an EV. could you please consider giving less attention to  plugin hybrids and focus more on pure EV’s. As EV driver or EVcurious I’m not interested in anything with a combustion engine. I have this on my mind already for some time but today in one show you talked about the placentas having particles inside but you also spent a lot of time on the superb hybrid. Maybe an idea for question of the week if you want the opinion from a broader group."

 

CAR FREE DAY IN LONDON

In an introduction from Fredrik Hjelm he says: “Responsible for the deaths of more than 790,000 people a year – and a staggering 8.8 million worldwide – breathing in filthy exhaust and particulate pollution can knock up to three years off the lifespan of the average European.

 

Unsurprisingly, urban dwellers are most at risk from vehicular air pollution. Cities occupy 3% of the global land mass but account for a staggering 75% of carbon emissions, much of this from the transport sector. In London alone, two million people – including more than 400,000 children – are living in areas that exceed legal limits for air pollution. In fact, air pollution in the UK capital accounts for an average reduction in life expectancy of 1.5 years. The average reduction in life expectancy attributed to deadly urban pollution rises to an average of 1.6 years in France and 1.9 years in Italy. In Germany, pollution knocks a shocking 2.4 years off the average resident’s life. One way local authorities are attempting to curb these troubling death rates is to encourage people to leave their cars at home, removing the source of pollution. "

 

Car Free Day on Sunday, 22 September 2019 is an opportunity for London to showcase global leadership in these areas, and to support local communities across the city to implement their own visions for improved public health, place-making, and mobility. Themes raised in the organisation and execution of Car Free Day align with London’s international leadership ambitions on urban environmental protection, sustainable development, and urban design.

 

From the London Evening Standard: "Earlybird Londoners flocked to Tower Bridge for an 8am mass yoga session, as the capital’s central landmark shut to traffic until 7pm. Photos on social media show revellers enjoying some wholesome “sunrise” meditation, stretching across the iconic bridge to salute the start of the “green festival”. More than 16 miles (27km) of streets have been shut for the city-wide event, which the Mayor of London has named Reimagine."

 

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/car-free-day-in-london-2019-sunrise-yoga-on-tower-bridge-marks-start-of-clean-air-celebrations-a4243286.html

 

US STATES FIGHT BACK TO REDUCE EMISSIONS DESPITE TRUMP

"California and 22 other US states have now filed lawsuits against the Trump administration, who is trying to deny them the right to set their own – higher – emissions standards. California’s Governor Gavin Newsom has also just signed two laws to tighten emission standards for trucks and other high-emission vehicles." reports Carrie at electrive: "In the latest counter move, New York, Los Angeles and the District of Columbia have joined the 20 other states to sue the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for its most recent legislation to force states to lower emissions standards. After Trump announced via Twitter that he would revoke California’s legal right to make its own emissions targets, the US governmental Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration accordingly assembled the “One National Program Rule.” This rule makes good Trump’s promise of revoking California’s Clean Air Act, as well as scaling back emissions targets set by his predecessor, Barack Obama. This is now being challenged by the 23 states in court."

 

https://www.electrive.com/2019/09/23/us-states-fight-back-to-reduce-emissions-despite-trump/

 

VW GOLF VIII TO GET SECOND PLUG-IN HYBRID VERSION BESIDES GTE

"The eighth-generation Golf is about to show up, but we already know how it will look. What is missing is the price and interior pictures, apart from technical specifications. " according to InsideEVs: "The British magazine Autocar discovered it will have two options instead of only the GTE. Frank Welsch, VW’s board member for research and development, told them so. That is an entirely new offer from the company. The only options you had to plug your Golf to a power socket were the GTE and the e-Golf. With the lower output and the regular trim, we expect the new plug-in hybrid to be a cheaper option than these other two ever were."

 

https://insideevs.com/news/371959/vw-golf-viii-plugin-hybrid-besides-gte/

 

BMW LAUNCHES EV BATTERY PACK PRODUCTION IN THAILAND

Here's a story I missed earlier in September: "BMW Group Thailand is marking another historic milestone with the inauguration of a local high-voltage battery production plant in partnership with the DRÄXLMAIER Group, one of the world’s leading automotive suppliers and a partner of BMW Group since 1966. BMW Group Thailand launched the local assembly lines in July 2019 at the DRÄXLMAIER Group plant. Equipped with a strong grasp of battery production skills, the staff will work on battery cells provided by a supplier in the Asian region along with other imported parts – such as aluminum housing, electronics, and cables – to roll out high-voltage batteries that meet BMW Group’s world-class standard and are in full compliance with Thailand’s local content requirement regulation. Final batteries will then be transported to Plant Rayong for the production of the entire range of BMW 5 Series Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles, which has been in operation since July 2019. "

 

https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/global/article/detail/T0300715EN/bmw-group-thailand-is-plugging-in-for-thailand-s-electric-future-with-the-local-assembly-of-high-voltage-batteries-for-bmw-plug-in-hybrid-vehicles?language=en

 

QUESTION OF THE WEEK ANSWERS

 

From ANders: I’m actually boarding the plane for Germany where, among other things, I’m going for a 1,000 mile EV road trip in an e-Tron rented from NextMove. Two things make it a dream trip. First, the fact that EV rentals are becoming more practical. Second, that this is the third of a trifecta of EV road trips I’m taking in California, China, and Germany, to compare the charging infrastructure & experience in each place as well as real time emissions."

 

PHILIPPE CALVE: "I dream about flying to California with my family (carbon compensated) and bring back my brand new Tesla Model Y to the east coast of Canada, using free Supercharging, and not a single drop of Dino Juice!"

 

TIM JAMES: "Short term my Australian dream trip is the east to west traverse of Australia. Byron bay, NSW to Steep point, Western Australia, approximately 4000km. Long term dream trip is the continental circumnavigation of the globe. Australia through to Indonesia, Malaysia Vietnam, Etc etc, through to Vladivostok, container ship to Alaska to Argentina, then back up to Canada to Greenland, I think you’re getting the picture."

 

DAVID NYE: "My dream EV road trip in Australia would be a full lap of the country. About four separate people, including two women that I know of, have done this in Tesla’s already, but it’s still something I’d love to do. Cairns to Adelaide is easy, and Brisbane to Adelaide easier still and can be all via Tesla Supercharger, but beyond that it does become significantly more difficult. However it would be a great challenge and I think would make a terrific trip."

 

Rémi Cappelaere

I always wished to do the entire Vietnamese coast as a road trip, Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi and it would be easy to do this in a gas power car or on a bike. But part of me wishes to wait, help the development of E mobility in Vietnam and be one of the first people to do it on or in an E Vehicle.

 

ARUNNING66

Route 66 for sure

 

TAZZMAN

My dream road trip travel across Canada in a 2014 Rav4 EV. It is self charging if I plug it in.

 

PAUL CARNALL

My favourite road trip would be the Scottish 500. All around the coast of Scotland. Hopefully next year in my leaf 40 kWh tekna 😎

 

NEIL

QOTW My dream EV roadtrip is to drive form outside Maidstone in Kent to just outside Salisbury in Wiltshire.

The reason is that will mean my Model 3 has arrived.

 

ZOBEID

My top choice is US Highway 1, the amazing "Overseas Highway" that connects the Florida Keys, all the way to Key West at the very end.  There's not many places in the world where you cruise down the highway and watch dolphins at the same time.  There's even a Tesla Supercharger station right around the halfway point.  I have another sobering reason to make the trip, though.  With rising sea levels, the Florida Keys will be among the first parts of the USA to go underwater.  See it while you can, folks!

 

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21 Sep 2019 | Amazon Orders 100,000 Rivian Vans, Chinese EV Apporved For European Sales and Tesla Sued By Car Dealers
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Show #587

 

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Saturday 21st September 2019. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story to save you time.

 

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AMAZON TO DELIVER WITH 100,000 EV TRUCKS FROM RIVIAN

Firstly from the press release: "By joining The Climate Pledge and agreeing to decarbonize on a faster time horizon, signatories will play a critical role in stimulating investment in the development of low carbon products and services that will be required to help companies meet the pledge. Amazon’s previously announced investment in Rivian is an example of this. Rivian is a producer of emissions-free electric vehicles with its headquarters in Plymouth, Michigan and a manufacturing plant in Normal, Illinois. The $440 million investment will accelerate the production of electric vehicles critical to reducing emissions from transportation. To further advance this goal, Amazon today announced the order of 100,000 electric delivery vehicles from Rivian, the largest order ever of electric delivery vehicles, with vans starting to deliver packages to customers in 2021. Amazon plans to have 10,000 of the new electric vehicles on the road as early as 2022 and all 100,000 vehicles on the road by 2030 – saving 4 million metric tons of carbon per year by 2030."

 

TechCrunch: "Rivian  noted that this was the largest order to date of any electric delivery vehicles, and that they’d begin actually deploying for Amazon starting in 2021. Amazon led a $700 million investment round in Rivian in February, and the company announced a further $350 million from auto industry giant Cox Automotive earlier this month. Automaker Ford revealed a $500 million investment in Rivian in April, too."

 

https://techcrunch.com/2019/09/19/amazon-orders-100k-electric-delivery-trucks-from-rivian-as-part-of-going-carbon-neutral-by-2040/

 

Wired.com: "Let’s put Amazon’s order for 100,000 electric delivery vans by 2030 into perspective. Today, FedEx uses 85,000 “motorized vehicles” to deliver packages around the world. UPS has around 123,000 package cars, vans, tractors, and motorcycles, including about 10,000 the company says use “alternative fuel and advanced technology.” One hundred thousand delivery vans? That’s a lot. The purchase might also broaden lawmakers' and policymakers’ ideas about what’s possible: If Amazon believes it can electrify a huge slice of its fleet quickly, why not push others to do the same?"

 

https://www.wired.com/story/amazon-all-electric-future-fleet-vehicles/

 

The Los Angeles Times: "Amazon ships 10 billion items to consumers around the world each year using fossil-fuel-burning planes, trucks and other vehicles. The company also has hundreds of distribution and fulfillment centers — including several in Southern California — along with a network of data centers, including those used by Amazon Web Services, or AWS, a “cloud” provider of data storage, web hosting and other computer services to businesses."

 

https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2019-09-19/amazon-climate-change

 

Ars Technica kicks off with a Jezz Bezos quote: ""The first electric delivery vans will go on the road in 2021," said Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos at an event in Washington DC. "The 100,000 will be completely deployed by 2024, let's say." Amazon's press release on the initiative offers a different timeline, saying the company is aiming to have 10,000 vehicles on the road by 2022 and all 100,000 vehicles on the road by 2030—six years later than the date Bezos gave. We've asked Amazon to explain this discrepancy and will update if we hear back."

 

https://arstechnica.com/cars/2019/09/amazon-orders-100000-electric-trucks-to-fight-climate-change/

 

CHINESE ELECTRIC VEHICLE AIWAYS U5 APPROVED FOR THE EU

TUV Rheinland has presented the Chinese vehicle manufacturer Aiways with the certificate for the EU-wide type approval of the Aiways U5 electric vehicle. For the type approval, TUV Rheinland tested the model in accordance with the requirements of the valid European Framework Directive for Whole Vehicle Type Approval (WVTA). The Aiways U5 is a sports utility vehicle (SUV) and, according to the manufacturer, stands out due to its long range, among other things. The WVTA certification makes it the first electric vehicle from a Chinese manufacturer that can be sold in the European Union. The approval marks Aiways' official entry into the European market. For the presentation in Frankfurt, two vehicles of the Aiways U5 had driven more than 15,000 kilometers from the Chinese Xi'an via Russia, the Baltic States, Scandinavia, Denmark, the Benelux countries and France.

The EU type approval is mandatory for all vehicles, vehicle parts and systems sold in the European Union. The certification covers aspects such as vehicle safety, environmental protection and emission values.

 

The ai-ways.eu website isn't written in the best English, it's either a translation from Chinese or perhaps German, where they seem to have a European registration for their website - for example: "Abandon the wrong idea that “the vehicle is designed for a person”. Shift the focus of design from a person to a family. The concern in design is how to make all family members comfortable, including the aged and the children." and when describing their interior: "Provide comfort from each direction. Feel soft and look nice"

 

From Automotive News Europe back in February: "Aiways is targeting "most of Europe" with the U5 but will not rely on a dealer network it said, without giving more details. No pricing or market information for European models were given ahead of the Geneva unveil. The car will not be available in right-hand drive for the UK market. If sales go ahead in Europe by the end of the year as planned, Aiways would be ahead of Chinese rivals to bring an electric car to market. Lynk & CO, owned by Geely, plans an electric car but will not launch the brand in Europe until 2020. Aiways was founded in 2016 by the former chief financial officer of Chinese automotive giant SAIC Group, Gu Feng.  The company's chief product officer is Roland Gumpert, the founder of sports car company Apollo Automobile and a former head of Audi Sport."

 

Their twitter account was abandoned on May 15 and now appears to be dormant. Questions like the Euro NCAP safety test will need to be answered. As will customer support.

 

https://europe.autonews.com/geneva-auto-show/china-ev-startup-aiways-will-launch-suv-europe

 

2020 KARMA REVERO GT GETS PEDESTRIAN NOISEMAKER

"Since the 2020 Revero GT’s internal combustion engine only acts as a range extender, it doesn’t exactly provide Karma’s electrified luxury car with the necessary noise it requires so as to alert pedestrians of its presence." says CarScoops: ""With that in mind, Karma joined forces with the ECCO Safety Group in order to come up with an audible warning technology that will help keep distracted pedestrians safe. According to Karma’s director of infotainment systems and connected car, Joe Durre, the Revero GT’s new sound can be described as a low-level, throaty-electric hum, similar to electronic audio tones heard in certain futuristic movies."

 

https://www.carscoops.com/2019/09/2020-karma-revero-gt-gets-pedestrian-noisemaker-sounds-like-a-throaty-leaf-blower/

 

FAW-VOLKSWAGEN’S CHINESE FACTORY COULD SOON MAKE THE E-TRON

News from China that the Audi e-tron Sportback, Audi's debut pure EV, could kick off in early 2020 as a result of the joint venture FAW-Volkswagen, at their plant in Changchun. How any could we see per year? Some reports say 45,000 to 50,000 units is the target.

 

TESLA GETS SUED BY CAR DEALERS AFRAID TO COMPETE WITH THEM

"Tesla is still facing some direct sales bans in the US, and the saga seems to have no end. The company is now being sued by the New Jersey Coalition of Automotive Retailers who took them to court to try to avoid competing with Tesla." writes Fred at Electrek: "In 2015, New Jersey allowed Tesla to open four sales location in the state. The car dealers’ association believes that Tesla should have never been allowed to open those locations. Tesla also opened an additional location called “gallery” to showcase its products, and the association states in the complaint that they shouldn’t be able to operate this location"

 

Read the rest on Electrek: https://electrek.co/2019/09/20/tesla-sued-car-dealers-afraid-compete/

 

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20 Sep 2019 | Report: LG Chem Producing Model 3 Batteries, Daimler Ends Gas Engine Development and Tata Motors To Roll Out Electric Cars
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LG CHEM MASS PRODUCING NCM CYCLICAL BATTERIES FOR TESLA

"LG Chem has begun to mass produce batteries for Tesla’s Model 3 electric vehicles from its Nanjing plant in China, according to industry sources Sept. 18. The US-based EV maker will be using LG Chem’ 21700 type batteries using NCM811 that boast a nickel proportion of 80% or more. The LG company previously supplied the NCM811 to electric buses. This is the first time to supply an automobile, the sources said." reports TheElec.kr: "Until now, Tesla has been supplied by Japan’s Panasonic, which uses NCA, which is another type of high nickel cathode material. LG Chem convinced Tesla to switch to NCM811 batteries based on the longer driving distances per charge. It also hinted that it may be able to begin mass producing NCMA batteries, which is even higher in nickel, beginning in 2022 to apply to EVs."

 

http://en.thelec.kr/news/articleView.html?idxno=512

 

DAIMLER ENDS GAS ENGINE DEVELOPMENT: FULL FOCUS ON ELECTRIC CARS

"Daimler has just announced that it is halting all future development of gasoline engines. The automaker will solely focus on electric cars from here on out. This implies that Mercedes-Benz is taking the same approach." says InsideEVs.

Translated for Auto Motor Und Sport: "Daimler is currently bringing the latest generation of internal combustion engines to market in various models, such as the new inline six-cylinder engine for the E- and S-Class as well as the SUVs - this generation could also be the last."

Auto Motor und Sport says that this bit of news comes from Daimler development chief Markus Schaefer, who suggests that Daimler's roadmap currently has no plan, for future gasoline engine development, though he notes that the outlook could change. However, the focus now is on electric-drive, with gas and diesel engines on the backburner."

 

https://insideevs.com/news/371793/daimler-no-gas-engine-electric-only/

 

CHINA IS WINNING THE RACE TO DOMINATE ELECTRIC CARS

"China’s gasoline demand, after almost doubling between 2010 and July 2019, is now essentially flat. China diesel demand, meanwhile, peaked several years ago." reports Bloomberg: "China’s sales of “alternative energy vehicles” — mostly electric, with some hybrids and a small number of natural gas combustion engines — are nearly 1.5 million. Meanwhile, sales of all passenger vehicles peaked at close to 25 million in the middle of 2018, and are now below 22 million."

And the story of China is one dominated by domestic makers: "There is only one company in the top 10 by percent of electric passenger vehicle revenue that isn’t Chinese: Japan’s Mitsubishi Corp. Two Chinese automakers get more than 40% of revenue from electric vehicle sales; a third gets nearly a quarter of its revenue from EVs."

It's really a two horse race between Chery and BYD. Along with JAC, BAIC, Jiangling, Geely and WM Motor amongst many others.

 

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-09-20/electric-vehicle-market-so-far-belongs-to-china"

 

VOLKSWAGEN WANTS ITS ELECTRIC CARS TO MIRROR TRADITIONAL PRICING MODEL

"Electric cars likely have years before they reach cost parity with vehicles donning an internal-combustion engine, but Volkswagen wants to scrap the waiting game. Instead, it's looking at an "apples to apples" kind of approach for its electric vehicles. That's the word from Volkswagen America CEO Scott Keogh." says Roadshow by CNET: "The CEO told Green Car Reports in an interview published Tuesday that the automaker's goal is to price its electric cars comparable to a similar fossil fuel-powered model in its lineup. In this case, he spoke of the forthcoming ID 4 -- an electric SUV that will mark VW's electric car assault on the US. The ID 4 should be sized similarly to the Tiguan crossover SUV, and with a price point to match the traditional car, it VW "is positioning it for the masses." As a reminder, the Tiguan starts at $25,290 after a destination charge."

 

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/volkswagen-electric-car-pricing-msrp-id3-id4/

 

TATA MOTORS TO ROLL OUT ELECTRIC CARS, SUVS ON NEW ZIPTRON PLATFORM

"Tata Motors is working on a range of electric passenger vehicles including SUVs based on its new e-vehicle technology Ziptron. The company, which is already producing electric versions of its Tigor hatchback car, plans to launch the first e-vehicle on Ziptron electric powertrain technology in Q4 of FY20 and will follow this up with at least 3-4 more products." according to India Times: "nd even though the government’s e-mobility focus is for public transport, the Ziptron range “will primarily focus on personal buyers – we are not targeting volumes but more a progressive move towards e-mobility. In terms of electric commercial mobility, Tata Motors will not only get into all-electric buses but also focus on last-mile cargo options."

 

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/tata-motors-to-roll-out-electric-cars-suvs-on-new-ziptron-powertrain-platform/articleshow/71218877.cms

 

NEW CARSHARE SERVICE WITH 2,000 ELECTRIC VEHICLES LAUNCHING IN METRO VANCOUVER

"There will soon be a new carshare player in Metro Vancouver, and its name is SUMO — short for Shared Use Mobility Company." according to Daily Hive: "A smartphone app for the service will be ready by the summer of 2020. SUMO’s initial fleet of vehicles will use 100 Hyundai electric IONIQ cars and 50 Hyundai KONA cars, plus a range of other vehicles such as Volkswagen ID, Audi E-tron, Tesla, and the Ford F-150 electric truck. As the all-electric vehicle fleet and the number of hubs grow, the business model will shift to intra-hub pick-up and return. When the fleet size reaches a critical mass stage, SUMO will become a regional free-float service, with an aim to have 2,000 vehicles by the end of 2022."

 

https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/sumo-carshare-electric-vancouver-surrey

 

THIS HIGH SCHOOL CLASS TEACHES KIDS TO EV-SWAP CLASSIC VWS

"Auto shop classes have been dwindling in the United States as the high-budget course is simply too expensive for most schools to run. In the case of Memorial High School in West New York, New Jersey, shop teacher Ron Grosinger witnessed the elective course go from six teachers down to two. But Grosinger recognized shop class is still an important hands-on learning experience for students, so he found a way to keep it relevant for years to come." writes CarBuzz: "So in 2008, he approached the school with a new idea: teaching his students to convert a gasoline car into an electric car. Since beginning the program in 2008, it has expanded to four teachers and the school added an after-school automotive program. There are also more female students than when the program began."

 

https://carbuzz.com/news/this-high-school-class-teaches-kids-to-ev-swap-classic-vws

 

 

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Sep 21, 2019
19 Sep 2019 | Mercedes EQB Looking Almost Ready, Skoda’s Suberb PHEV and Future BMW 7 Series With 120kWh Battery
16:31

Show #585

 

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MERCEDES EQB SPIED LOOKING ALMOST READY FOR PRODUCTION

"Mercedes-Benz’ current range of all-electric vehicles for the masses consists of just two models. These are the EQC mid-size crossover and the EQV, a zero-emission people mover that was revealed in Frankfurt earlier this month. Another green model with a three-pointed star logo is currently under development and these are its first spy photos we can share." reports Motor1 who are always first to get spy shots: "Meet the Mercedes EQB, basically an all-electric version of the GLB crossover, which should become a relatively more affordable option for the customers than the EQC. In these shots, it’s seen testing on public roads together with another GLB prototype and trying to hide its exterior design. Judging by these photos, the EQB is in the advanced stages of development – it’s wearing its production body and lights, and – most likely – the final powertrain configuration is already underneath the skin. Speaking of the powertrain, word on the street is the EQB will offer a range of up to 310 miles (500 kilometers) at a single charge, but will probably lose the seven-seat cabin layout of the regular GLB."

 

It does have a bit of the eSoul about it!

 

https://www.motor1.com/news/371735/mercedes-eqb-spied-testing/

 

MERCEDES-BENZ IS PLAYING IT SAFE WITH BATTERIES AND DRIVING RANGE—FOR THE LONG HAUL

"With the launch of the Mercedes-Benz EQC earlier this year for Europe, some seized on the fully electric luxury crossover’s driving range as a sign the brand just wan't keeping up." says Green Car Reports: "The EQC hasn’t yet been rated for range by the U.S. EPA (or arrived here yet) but with 80 kwh of usable rated capacity it’s expected to slot in for the U.S. at 10-20 percent less rated range than the 293-mile Europe’s WLTP cycle indicates—and with fewer miles per kwh than the Tesla Model X, which ekes 325 miles from about 95 kwh of usable capacity."

 

According to Jochen Hermann, the head of eDrive development at Daimler AG: "“We don’t think it’s necessary to go for, let’s call it the last mile within the battery, I’d rather have something reliable, safe, and offer charging opportunities. Safety is number one within Mercedes—and safety also means reliability, quality, and long-term performance."

 

https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1125098_mercedes-benz-is-playing-it-safe-with-batteries-and-driving-range-for-the-long-haul

 

SKODA STARTS SERIAL PRODUCTION OF SUPERB IV PLUG-IN HYBRID

Today, the first SUPERB iV rolled off the line at the SKODA AUTO Kvasiny plant. The new SKODA SUPERB iV plug-in hybrid is made exclusively in Kvasiny, where it is built on the same production line as SUPERB variants that are driven solely by a combustion engine.

In the SUPERB iV, a 1.4 TSI petrol engine and an electric motor deliver a combined power output of 160 kW (218 PS). The all-electric range is up to 56 km in the WLTP cycle (35 miles); up to 930 km can be covered when combined with the petrol engine.

 

InsideEVs adds: "Just like the Superb is directly related to the Passat, the Superb iV is directly related to the Passat GTE (the 2nd model evolution) with the same 13 kWh battery and up to 56 km (34.8 miles) of all-electric range under WLTP test cycle. Market launch of the Superb iV is scheduled for early 2020 with sedan and combi versions."

 

TESLA “SMART” SUMMON WILL BE AVAILABLE ON OLDER MODEL S AND MODEL X WITH HARDWARE 2.0

"Tesla CEO Elon Musk has confirmed that the highly-anticipated “Smart Summon” feature will be available for all Autopilot vehicles with hardware 2.0 and above. The announcement comes just nine days after Musk said that the Summon software was “almost perfect“." writes TEslarati: "After Tesletter posted V10 release notes regarding “Smart” Summon on their official Twitter, a follower asked Elon Musk whether owners operating under Hardware 2.5 would have the capability to experience a feature on Tesla’s driving-assist software that will allow a vehicle to find its owner through the Tesla app. Musk replied, clarifying that the newly released “Smart” Summon will operate normally with all vehicles running at least Hardware 2."

 

So that's cars made from October 2016 onwards.

 

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-smart-summon-wide-release-autopilot-hardware-2/

 

TESLA SAYS MODEL S PLAID COULD RECORD 7:05 NURBURGRING LAP NEXT MONTH

"Tesla has made a lot of noise after bringing a couple of Model S prototypes to the Nurburgring for development of its new “Plaid” powertrain – and to chase down the Porsche Taycan’s electric sedan record. Earlier this week, it was reported that the “chassis prototypes”, as the company calls them, had lapped the circuit in 7:20." says CarScoops: "However, the electric car manufacturer doesn’t appear satisfied with that. In fact, it went as far as tweeting that the Model S Plaid may be able to record a 7:05 time when it returns to the German circuit for more testing next month ."

 

https://www.carscoops.com/2019/09/tesla-says-model-s-plaid-could-record-705-nurburgring-lap-next-month/

 

FUTURE BMW 7 SERIES EV TO HAVE 670 HP, 120 KWH BATTERY

"BMW’s plans regarding electrifying its range are picking up speed with a new CEO at the helm. We reported a while back that BMW is planning on launching a fully electric version of the 7 Series under the i7 moniker. Today, new reports coming in from Munich seem to confirm the electrification of the 7 Series." reports BMW Blog: "There are rumors around two versions of the BMW i7: the standard version and an i7S. The latter will have more range and will be more powerful, as you might expect. According to our info, the i7S will have a power output of around 670 HP and a 120 kWh battery. With these figures, the expected range in WLTP tests should be around 600 km (360 miles)."

 

https://www.bmwblog.com/2019/09/18/rumor-future-bmw-7-series-ev-to-have-670-hp-120-kw-battery/

 

AIR POLLUTION PARTICLES FOUND ON FOETAL SIDE OF PLACENTAS – STUDY

"Air pollution particles have been found on the foetal side of placentas, indicating that unborn babies are directly exposed to the black carbon produced by motor traffic" writes Damian Carrington in The Guardian: "It found thousands of the tiny particles per cubic millimetre of tissue in every placenta analysed. The link between exposure to dirty air and increased miscarriages, premature births and low birth weights is well established. The research suggests the particles themselves may be the cause, not solely the inflammatory response the pollution produces in mothers. A comprehensive global review concluded that air pollution may be damaging every organ and virtually every cell in the human body. Nanoparticles have also been found to cross the blood-brain barrier and billions have been found in the hearts of young city dwellers."

 

 

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18 Sep 2019 | Model 3 Earns Top Safety Rating, Porsche Taycan Adds Fake Noise and Zero SR/F EV Sportbike
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TESLA END OF QUARTER RUSH

From Morten Grove @mortenlund89  "As expected Glovis Courage has popped up within AIS-range again. ETA Zeebrugge: 22:00 CEST 19th Sep. It's the 7th ship, it is also the closest two ships have been entering Zeebrugge with Teslas. End of the quarter is going to WILD 🦁🐶 "

 

MODEL 3 EARNS THE 2019 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ AWARD

From Tesla's Blog: "in new tests from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), Model 3 has been named a 2019 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ vehicle, the highest achievement awarded by the Institute. To evaluate whether Model 3 met the criteria for this top rating, IIHS tested the car’s crashworthiness, occupant protection, crash avoidance, and headlight systems. Model 3 earned top marks in all eight tests, including a superior rating in front crash prevention, which evaluates a car’s Automatic Emergency Braking system, and the highest possible rating in IIHS’ headlight assessment. In addition, Model 3’s safety restraint system also earned high marks in IIHS’ evaluation. This was due in part to Model 3’s seats, which are designed and manufactured in-house at our dedicated seat factory in Fremont, as well as our thick curtain airbag and uniquely shaped front passenger airbag, which help protect a passenger’s head from the car’s A-pillar and center screen. In terms of crash mitigation, good headlights can help prevent nighttime crashes, which is why Model 3 comes standard with automatic high and low beam headlights that earned top marks in IIHS testing. And, when it comes to crash prevention, Model 3 earned a superior rating thanks to our Automatic Emergency Braking system, which successfully avoided collisions at both 12 miles per hour and 25 miles per hour."

 

https://www.tesla.com/en_GB/blog/model-3-earns-2019-iihs-top-safety-pick-award?redirect=no

 

The Verge says: "The Model 3 was only really dinged in two places. IIHS said that pre-June 2018 versions of the car only had “acceptable” headlights. And on all models, the group said there’s a “moderate risk of injury to the left lower leg” of the driver in head-on crashes that overlap with the driver’s side of the vehicle (which IIHS says is one of the most challenging tests)."

 

https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/19/20873510/tesla-model-3-iihs-crash-test-safety-award-video

 

Car & Driver puts it in context: "There are currently 48 cars and trucks on the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ list, a category that was created in 2013."

 

https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a29117057/tesla-model-3-iihs-top-safety-pick-plus/

 

CHEVROLET BOLT MISSES IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK DUE TO POOR HEADLIGHTS

“The 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV was recently tested by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) and performed pretty well in overall crashworthiness tests. However, two things lowered the overall result." reports InsideEVs: "The first problem that prevented the Bolt from earning the Top Safety Pick rating is "Poor" headlights, which cause too much glare, according to IIHS. The second problem is the "Acceptable" result of the Small overlap front: passenger-side crash test”

 

https://insideevs.com/news/371710/2019-chevrolet-bolt-iihs-safety-rating/

 

DAIMLER TRUCKS & BUSES AND CATL ENTER GLOBAL BATTERY CELL MODULES SUPPLY AGREEMENT

Daimler Trucks & Buses and Chinese battery manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited (CATL) have entered a global battery cell modules supply agreement for electric series trucks.

CATL will supply lithium-ion battery cell modules for a wide range of Daimler Trucks & Buses’ global electric truck portfolio to be introduced in markets from 2021 onwards, including the Mercedes-Benz eActros, the Freightliner eCascadia and the Freightliner eM2.

The development of the battery systems lies with Daimler Trucks & Buses. Battery pack assembly will be carried out by Daimler Trucks & Buses as well — at its Mercedes-Benz Mannheim plant in Germany and its Detroit (Michigan) plant in the US.

 

IF IT'S MOTOR SOUND YOU CRAVE, THE PORSCHE TAYCAN OFFERS IT FOR $500

"what if you're a car lover and you experience an EV like the Tesla Model S or Porsche Taycan for the first time, you fall in love almost immediately with the car's instant torque, incredible acceleration, etc., but you just can't deal with the fact that the car is so quiet?" asks Steven Loveday at InsideEVs: "Porsche has the answer in the form of a $500 option, which you can find on the car's online configurator. The automaker calls it "Electric Sport Sound." It adds simulated "motor" sound inside and outside of the vehicle. Once you've paid for the sound, you can still choose to activate or deactivate it using the car's infotainment screen. Porsche describes the sound on its configurator and offers a sample so you can hear it"

 

https://insideevs.com/news/371309/porsche-taycan-offers-motor-sound-500/

 

NURBURGRING UPDATE

What's now becoming knows as Plaid Powertrain will hit the Model S first before the Roadster.

 

@elonmusk: "We expect these track times to be beaten by the actual production 7 seat Model S Plaid variant that goes into production around Oct/Nov next year."

@elonmusk: "No, original 5 forward facing seats plus 2 rear-facing smaller seats. The new rear seats will accommodate larger passengers than before.

 

Pauline  @justpaulinelol "Will the other Models also be available on plaid variants soon?"

New Roadster and X will come late”

 

Viv @flcnhvy "I guess new Roadster will easily beat the all time record of 6:44.97s?"

@elonmusk "Absolutely"

 

NEW TESLA GIGAFACTORY 3 LEAKED PHOTOS SHOW MODEL 3 IN PRODUCTION

"Tesla Inc. is restating a claim made by CEO Elon Musk a few months ago that Giga Shanghai, which is still being built, will have 3,000 Model 3 electric vehicles (EVs) rolling off its new assembly lines by the end of the year." reports IBTimes: "Tesla's Gigafactory 3 stands on 86 hectares (210 acres) of land in Lingang, Shanghai. Earlier this week, it passed a mandatory government inspection required before starting production. Latest "leaks" seem to confirm Tesla's production timeline. New leaks from users on Weibo show Model 3 bodies inside Giga Shanghai. Leaks on Chinese social media platform Weibo from “Battery King” (an electric car enthusiast) reveal a largely complete section of Tesla’s Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai. The images show two partly-built Model 3s on an assembly line surrounded by various types of equipment."

 

https://www.ibtimes.com/new-tesla-gigafactory-3-leaked-photos-show-model-3-production-2829138

 

TESLA INSTALLS SUPERCHARGER AT NURBURGRING TO 'REFUEL' TEST CARS

"Tesla just tweeted an image of one of its test vehicles plugged into a newly installed Supercharger at the Nürburgring. The tweet reads, "We installed a Supercharger at Nürburgring. Makes it feel like home, you know?" We've spoken to Tesla and the company confirms the new Supercharger is connected to the electrical grid and not a diesel generator. The new charging also suggests the company plans on returning to the 'Ring in the future, perhaps with the new Roadster or other performance variants of existing lineup. " says Motor1.com who onlly the day before reported on how they were charging the cars: " Auto, Motor, Und Sport reports that the company shipped a diesel generator to the track from the United States. The team there has been running it day and night, and the droning noise is allegedly starting to annoy the people who live nearby. The Tesla crew will reportedly be there for around three weeks, and by that time, citizens will likely be happy for them to leave. Then, track's neighbours will only need to put up with the sound of revving engines during the day."

 

My thoughts: money, no problem. Location: there isn't one for a long distance. Permits: takes time. Looks temporary, you can see where the forklift would lift it.

 

https://uk.motor1.com/news/371677/tesla-diesel-generator-nurburgring-record/

 

HOW F1'S BEST TEAM PLANS TO CONQUER FORMULA E

Mercedes has utterly dominated Formula 1 since the start of the turbo hybrid era, but is now entering a championship where total supremacy is hard to achieve." reports Autosport: "The might of a manufacturer means many resources - something the Mercedes F1 team has made major use of to achieve its dominant position. The FE arm - which James is keen to stress is not "an electric copy" - will deploy a similar approach. FE's spec-only first season, then the slowly developing technology during its second, third and fourth campaigns created a culture of close, exciting racing. That continued for the first season of the Gen2 era, and included that almost unbelievable run of eight different drivers winning the first eight races. But in 2018-19 three new rules really played a part in consistently mixing up the pecking order."

 

The article is part of Autosport Plus, which is a fiver a month and they do a free trial, but if you like motorsport there's really no alternative.

 

https://www.autosport.com/fe/feature/9520/how-f1-best-team-plans-to-conquer-formula-e

 

THE 2020 ZERO SR/F ELECTRIC SPORTBIKE ISN'T A COMPROMISE MOTORCYCLE

"The 2020 Zero SR/F fires up in total silence—it’s a trip. There’s no exhaust rumble or clattering pistons, just a few lights on the TFT dash. “Are you sure it’s on,” more than one person asked. But when you twist the throttle, you finally hear something. And more importantly–you feel something." writes Jalopnik today: "The EV bike outfit’s most notable competitor at the moment is none other than Harley-Davidson with its new LiveWire. Significantly, the Zero makes more power than H-D’s machine, has greater range, and is thousands of dollars cheaper. Part of Zero’s credibility has been forged in competition at the legendary Pikes Peak Hill Climb and on dirt racing tracks across the country."

 

https://jalopnik.com/the-2020-zero-sr-f-electric-sportbike-isnt-a-compromise-1838070344

 

TAIGA MOTORS’ ORCA IS A $24,000 ELECTRIC WATERCRAFT WITH A TWO-HOUR BATTERY

"Montreal startup Taiga Motors has spent the last few years tackling the tricky task of electrifying snowmobiles, but it’s now turning its attention to making cleaner and quieter personal watercraft. The company unveiled a pricey new Jet Ski-style watercraft called Orca at an event in Toronto Tuesday night that can last for up to two hours on a full charge." report The Verge today: "The Orca has a top speed of 65 miles per hour, and has 134kW of power (about 180 horsepower) on offer, which sounds like it will make for a fun ride. The 23kWh battery can be charged on standard or level 2 (240V) outlets, or more quickly with a DC fast charger (from 0 to 80 percent in 20 minutes), provided owners can find one of those near enough to the water (or with enough space to fit a truck and trailer)."

 

https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/17/20871076/taiga-motors-orca-jet-ski-watercraft-electric-specs

 

MODEL 3 OVERTAKES VW POLO AND IS BEST SELLING CAR IN 2019

"Up to and including August this year was the top 3 of best-selling cars below: Tesla model 3: 10,000

Volkswagen Polo: 9,529

Ford Focus: 8,265

Great news, of course, that Tesla is not only the best-selling car in a month, but over the whole year. The question is how many of these cars have been purchased through lease and whether the change in the rules regarding the addition of next year will also affect sales after January. There is a good chance that the last three months of this year there will be quite a few more Model 3s in NL."

 

http://www.allesovertesla.nl/tesla-model-3-best-verkopende-auto-van-nederland/

 

 

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17 Sep 2019 | 370 Miles For Ford’s Mustang-Inspired EV, Tesla Offers Discounts and VW’s Software Push
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TESLA ALLOWS DISCOUNTS AND OFFERS 2 YEARS OF FREE SUPERCHARGING

"Tesla is pulling out the big guns for its end-of-the-quarter push. Electrek has learned that Tesla is authorizing its sales staff to give two years of free Supercharging, and it is discounting inventory vehicles by matching them with cheaper orders." reports Fred today: "While Tesla claims it has been trying to move away from it, the automaker often ends up making massive sales and delivery pushes at the end of each quarter.  Last quarter, Tesla pushed hard and offered bonuses to employees in order to achieve record deliveries, and they were successful.    Sources familiar with the matter told Electrek that Tesla has authorized its sales staff to offer two years of free Supercharging for new Model 3 orders that get delivered by the end of the month, which coincides with the end of the quarter. Furthermore, they are also authorizing sales staff to waive the fees of up to two features to match orders with inventory vehicles, which can result in important discounts. The features are limited to paint colors, interior, and wheels. For example, you could be ordering a Model 3 Standard Plus in white with 18-inch wheels for $38,990 and if Tesla happens to have the same Model 3 in red with 19-inch wheels, Tesla’s sales staff can approve the sale of the vehicle for the same price"

 

https://electrek.co/2019/09/13/tesla-discounts-free-supercharging-end-of-the-quarter-push/

 

FORD'S MUSTANG-INSPIRED SUV BOASTS 300-PLUS MILE RANGE

"Ford seems prepared to bring all the ammunition it can for its first electric vehicle, the unnamed Mustang-inspired SUV. This Thursday, the automaker launched a new website for electric vehicles in Europe and quoted a 370-mile range for the electric SUV, based on WLTP estimates." says CNET: "WLTP figures are far more liberal than our EPA estimates. Some quick math for a conversion pegs an EPA estimate to land somewhere around 330 miles of range on the high side. If Ford does nail that figure, it will be the only other electric car to rival Tesla's Model S Long Range, which packs an estimated 335-mile range. A Ford representative underscored the 370-mile range figure will not mimic an EPA estimate and said the target is still at least 300 miles for the US market. It's important to note the website also says "up to 370 miles." The phrasing indicates this figure will definitely correspond to a range-topping model with other models beneath it boasting shorter ranges, but likely less expensive price points."

 

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/ford-mustang-suv-electric-range-specs-features/

 

VOLKSWAGEN PLANNING TO CREATE ONE OPERATING SYSTEM FOR ALL OF ITS BRANDS

"Christian Senger, head of the Digital Car and Services division for Volkswagen Group, tells Ars Technica, “Software is extremely complex nowadays. Each function is connected with everything — in the car, in the cloud, with the dealers — and we see that too many projects are in too much trouble. The process chain is not stable anymore; there’s so much inefficiency to this process. Today, we build more than 10 million cars a year. But they are running on roughly eight different electronic architectures." reports CleanTechnica: "Senger points out that the Android operating system is capable of running perfectly well on smartphones that cost as little as $60 to those selling for $1000 or more. [VW] will consolidate all of its software development into one new division that will employ up to 10,000 people within the next 5 years. The objective is to create a single unified automotive operating system that will run everything from a VW Polo to an Audi A8. Senger says Volkswagen has decided to use Android as the basis of its new software architecture, particularly because of the robust third party app ecosystem that is based on Android."

 

https://cleantechnica.com/2019/09/16/volkswagen-planning-to-create-one-operating-system-for-all-of-its-brands/

 

GM CONSIDERS LAUNCHING THEIR OWN BATTERY PRODUCTION

"General Motors apparently intends to produce their own battery cells in the future. This is the result of statements GM has made to the US car union United Auto Workers (UAW) in current talks to settle a strike." says electrive: "Within the framework of contract negotiations, General Motors has promised the union investments in the USA totalling 7 billion dollars over the next four years – among other things for the production of an electrically driven pickup in Detroit as well as for the aforementioned production of battery cells in Lordstown in the US state of Ohio. According to Reuters, GM’s electric pickup is scheduled for 2022 and could roll off the production line at the Detroit-Hamtramck plant. There is no further information on the apparently planned production of battery cells."

 

https://www.electrive.com/2019/09/17/gm-considers-launching-their-own-battery-production/

 

SPY SHOTS SHOW VW ID.4 ELECTRIC SUV WE'LL GET IN THE U.S.

"The model we're expecting to launch the German giant's new line of electric vehicles on this side of the Atlantic is the ID.4 – the production version of the ID. Crozz concepts showcased in Shanghai and Frankfurt two years ago. And these latest spy shots, captured in the Austrian Alps, give us our best look yet at how it'll appear in production guise." reports Motor1.com: "the ID.4 will be taller than most, offering a more commanding driving position and increased interior space – somewhere in between that of the short-wheelbase, five-seat Tiguan offered overseas and the elongated, seven-seat version (known elsewhere as the Tiguan Allspace) that we get here in America.The ID.4's larger form will necessitate a more potent electric powertrain than the smaller ID.3's. So in conjunction with the 200-horsepower electric motor driving the rear wheels on the hatchback, we're anticipating Volkswagen will install a 100-horsepower motor on the front axle to deliver a combined 300 hp and through-the-road all-wheel drive."

 

https://www.motor1.com/news/371167/volkswagen-id4-spy-shots/

 

CATL CONSIDERS US PLANT, TARGETS 45 PERCENT ENERGY-DENSITY BOOST IN 5 YEARS

"China’s Contemporary Amerex Technology Co., better known as CATL, has in the past several years become a global battery giant.

Last week one of its senior executives revealed to Reuters that the company is considering a manufacturing expansion into North America, even though the market for EVs will lag that of China and Europe. " says Green Car Reports: "The company is already planning a battery “gigafactory” of its own in Erfurt, Germany—a facility that will start production in 2021 and be one of the largest battery plants in Europe. CATL announced firm numbers for the improvements. It can now accomplish more than 200 watt-hours per kilogram with its automotive lithium-ion batteries for EVS (up from 180 wh/kg). Energy density with its current chemistries has reached 240 watt-hours per kilogram, and it’s targeting 350 wh/kg—a 45 percent improvement—by 2024."

 

https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1125058_catl-considers-us-plant-targets-45-percent-energy-density-boost-in-5-years

 

ON THE ROAD TO NORMAL

New research conducted by Go Ultra Low, the joint government and industry campaign to promote the uptake of electric vehicles, has found that two thirds (69%) of people expect “electric cars” to be referred to simply as “cars” by the year 2030.

The research, which looked at the normalisation process of new technology, found people seeing their family and friends driving them (33%), as well more being visible on the road (49%), as the two main factors driving a change in the way we perceive EVs. This comes as registrations for battery electric vehicles hit a record high, with a 93.1% increase in year-to-date registrations compared with the same timeframe last year.

When asked what factors would improve the likelihood of purchasing an EV, close to half (45%) of respondents cited improved charging infrastructure.

 

https://electriccarsreport.com/2019/09/on-the-road-to-normal-two-thirds-of-people-expect-electric-cars-to-be-referred-to-as-cars-by-2030/

 

TESTED: RENAULT ZOE CAN GRID-BALANCE

"Dutch smart charging specialist Jedlix and the Elaad Competence Centre have concluded that Renault Zoe can be used in a balancing capacity of TenneT in the Netherlands." reports Electrive: "To use Renault Zoe for network balancing, the car’s charging process had to be able to react to real-time signals. At Elaad’s test centre in Arnhem, in the Netherlands, the two partners conclusively proved that the Zoe is able to respond to TenneT signals within seconds. According to Jedlix, this kind of suitability is further proof that electric vehicle batteries can be efficient and competitive resources that contribute to increasing the flexibility requirements of national grids.

Renault already has two smart grid projects underway: on the French Island of Belle-Île-en-Mer where the system on the island will combine a car-sharing service with EVs, local solar energy storage and an intelligent charging system. Renault is converting used batteries to power the largest holiday resort on the island.

Similarly, on the Portuguese island of Porto Santo, several Renault Zoe is being used as part of a smart grid project to be part of an intelligent power grid. There, Zoe models are retrofitted prototypes that allow bidirectional charging.

 

https://www.electrive.com/2019/09/12/renault-zoe-can-grid-balance/

 

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Sep 18, 2019
16 Sep 2019 | Tesla V10 Update, Beijing Wants 20,000 EV Taxis and More On Tesla Plaid Mode
19:00

Show #582

 

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Monday 16th September 2019. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story to save you time.

 

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From @TryEV: "We're celebrating the world car-free day! This Saturday in Hammersmith and Fulham, North End Road we will be showcasing the latest electric motorcycles. We would love to see you there!"

 

From Twitter user Vincent: "Tesla’s V10 software update started to rollout for the owners in the early access program. "

 

WHAT’S IN AND OUT OF TESLA V10 DETAILS

"On viewing the now widely published partial release notes, it appears that only information about gaming, streaming and other various improvements including the ability to delete old Sentry videos and turn down the volume of vehicle alerts (a valuable addition for parents with sleeping children in the car). But notes on higher level features, such as Smart Summon, viewing Sentry videos and improved intersection recognition, that were confirmed for the V10 release by CEO and founder Elon Musk in July, are absent from the leaked notes." reports Driven website.

 

Tesla Theater

 

Tesla Theater lets you watch movies and videos when your car is in PARK and connected to WiFi. To launch the Tesla Theater, tap the new ‘Entertainment’ Icon in the Application Launcher and select the Theater tab.

 

Caraoke

 

Sing karaoke to your favorite songs and artists in your car. You can select ‘Caraoke’ from the Media menu. Tap the microphone icon to adjust whether the vocal track plays while you sing along.

 

Cuphead (Tesla Edition)

 

Cuphead is a classic run and gun action game inspired by cartoons of the 1930s and heavily focused on boss battles. For the Tesla Edition of Cuphead, enjoy the game’s full first Isle as you play as Cuphead or Mugman (in single player or in local co-op). Traverse strange worlds, acquire new weapons, learn powerful super moves, and discover hidden secrets while you try to pay your debt back to The Devil!

 

Feeling Lucky or Hungry

 

Feeling lucky or feeling hungry? Go on a surprise adventure to a nearby attraction by tapping Navigate > Lucky or get directions to a local restaurant chosen by your Tesla by tapping Navigate > Hungry. We have also updated the place popup to include easy access to a website associated with the location if one exists.

 

Joe Mode

 

Enabling Joe Mode reduces the volume of your Tesla’s chimes. The quieter chimes continue to alert the driver effectively and minimize disruption to passengers (e.g. Joe’s kids). To enable Joe Mode, tap Controls > Safety & Security > Joe Mode.

 

Improved Driving Visualisation

 

The driving visualization has been improved to display additional types of objects and lane lines around your car in more environments.

 

Additionally, you can drag and pinch the driving visualization to temporarily adjust view angles and zoom. After a short of inactivity, the visualization will return back to the default position.

 

Automatic Lane Change Visualisation

 

The automatic Lane Change visualization has been improved to highlight where in the adjacent lane your car is planning to move to. When Automatic Lane Change is initiated, the adjacent lane is highlighted blue and the target car destination is outlined in white.

 

Maps Improvement

 

We have improved maps to make it easier to find and navigate to where you want to go. When searching for a destination, the autocomplete search now includes the distance to each suggested place. Also, you can now directly tap the labels on the map to quickly view the associated place details and navigate to that destination.

 

Sentry Mode Improvement

 

Sentry Model video clips are now saved in a separate folder on your USB drive to make them easier to review and manage. Also, the older Sentry model video clips will now be automatically deleted if there is not enough space on the USB drive and Sentry Mode clips are using more than 5 Gigabytes of space.

 

Software Update Improvement

 

The software update experience now has more style and grace. You will now know which software update version is being downloaded and to be installed. Also, once the software update has been initiated, you can view the install progress when the touchscreen is on.

 

App Launcher

 

The application Launcher has been reordered to make it easier to launch the Phone App. We have also replaced the Tesla Arcade with Tesla Entertainment. (Ed note: Pressing Tesla Entertainment then brings up Tesla Arcade and Tesla Theater)

 

https://thedriven.io/2019/09/16/tesla-autopilot-v10-release-notes-leaked-are-missing-best-bits/

 

 

BEIJING TO HAVE 20,000 ELECTRIC TAXIS IN 2020

"Beijing plans to have around 20,000 electric taxis by the end of 2020 as part of its efforts to fight air pollution, said Wang Jianhua, president of the Beijing Taxi Association." reports China Daily: "Eight hundred electric taxis were delivered to local taxi companies on Friday by Beijing Electric Vehicle Co (BJEV), China's largest new energy vehicle (NEV) maker. With a cruising range of 300 km, the new taxis can change its batteries for fully-charged new ones within three minutes at battery swap stations, according to BJEV. BJEV has already built 100 battery swap stations in Beijing, and it will set up over 190 power charging and battery swap stations in the city next year, said Zhang Xiyong, general manager of Beijing Automotive Group Co, the parent company of BJEV. Beijing is speeding up the process of replacing its 70,000 taxis with NEVs after the municipal government issued a plan to combat air pollution in 2018, which said public vehicles would be converted to electric ones."

 

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/201908/19/WS5d5a67eda310cf3e3556698b.html

 

XCHARGE CAN NOW OFFER 360 KW CHARGING POWER

"The Chinese supplier XCharge presents its new Satellite HPC C9LQ charging station, which now offers up to 360 kW charging power thanks to liquid cooling." according to electrive: "The company touts increased flexibility as the key to the Satellite HPC C9LQ as a PowerBOX home base can combine up to 3 high-capacity satellites that have an AC-DC module design for 400v and 800v vehicles. XCharge seems to be able to cover all options with power module cassettes adjustable with 180kW and 360kW configurations."

 

https://www.electrive.com/2019/09/16/xcharge-can-now-offer-360-kw-charging-power/

 

FORTY-TWO PERCENT OF AMERICANS THINK ELECTRIC VEHICLES STILL REQUIRE GAS TO RUN.

Ted Cannis, Global Director, Electrification, Ford Motor Company: "It’s a question we get all the time. Early on when I started in this position, my family asked me this same question. Nope, no gas. The truth is that when you drive an electric vehicle, you may never have to stop at a gas station again (except if you want beef jerky). In research clinics, I sat down with many electric vehicle owners in diverse places like California, China and Germany. You learn one thing very quickly: Among most owners, all their charging is done from the convenience of their home. Many have never visited a public charging station at all.

Similarly, surveys of U.S. battery electric vehicle owners show that 80 percent of charging occurs at home, followed by charging at work. For owners of gas or hybrid vehicles, we know it’s hard to break the habit of going to a gas station once or twice a week — most of us have been doing it without hesitation for decades. But how would you feel about never going to a gas station again?"

 

https://medium.com/live-electric/education-is-a-critical-missing-piece-to-the-electric-vehicle-puzzle-heres-how-ford-is-going-to-3bfd9c95bd28

 

TESLA ‘PLAID’ MODEL S CRUSHES PORSCHE TAYCAN’S NÜRBURGRING TIME, WITNESS SAYS

"Tesla’s testing of new Model S vehicles, including a 3-motor ‘Plaid’ Model S, continues at the Nürburgring racetrack and now a witness says that Tesla already crushed Porsche Taycan’s time." says Fred at Electrek: "Nonetheless, it’s clear that Tesla wants to push those vehicles to their limits on the demanding racetrack and according to German car magazine Auto Motor und Sport, they brought Nordschleife expert Thomas Mutsch, amongst others, to drive the cars. The magazine has an “observer” at the track who reportedly recorded Mutsch doing a 7:23 minutes lap in one of the modified Tesla Model S vehicles"

 

https://electrek.co/2019/09/17/tesla-plaid-model-s-crushes-porsche-taycan-nurburgring-time/

 

MAZDA EV COMING TO TOKYO MOTOR SHOW NEXT MONTH

"Mazda will show off an electric vehicle at next month’s Tokyo Motor Show, according to Automotive News. The outlet received word of the forthcoming vehicle from Mazda spokesperson Yoshikazu Nagai, which was confirmed to Motor1.com by a spokesperson from Mazda USA." says Motor1.com: "The vehicle is currently in a development stage, and its underpinnings are covered by a modified Mazda CX-30 body wearing camouflage that bears the words “Mazda e-TPV”. Nevertheless, the vehicle debuting in Tokyo is a new model and will have no relation to the CX-30. The EV will reportedly rely on a 141-horsepower electric motor for motivation. A relatively small 35.5-kilowatt-hour battery pack will supply power to the motor. To combat the battery pack's limited range, Mazda will also offer the electric vehicle with a range extender option to quell the needs of North American buyers, per Automotive News. That said, a Mazda spokesperson was unable to confirm or deny the car's availability in the U.S."

 

https://www.motor1.com/news/371168/mazda-ev-tokyo-auto-show-2019/

 

 

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15 Sep 2019 | Electrify Canada Breaks Ground, Porsche Taycan Starts Production and Teslas Are TOO Safe?
16:19

Show #581

 

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ELECTRIFY CANADA BREAKS GROUND ON FIRST HPC SITE

"The Canadian arm of Volkswagen’s dieselgate subsidiary Electrify America has broken ground for the construction of the country’s first high power charger that Electrify Canada intends to install. It is one of a planned total of 32." reports Electrive: "The ground-breaking ceremony took place at Toronto Premium Outlets, a shopping district in Ontario and the first initiative from Electrify Canada. Lorie-Ann Roxburgh, acting president and CEO, Volkswagen Group Canada considers the location the “perfect choice” due to “the millions of shoppers Toronto Premium Outlets attracts each year and the variety of existing amenities”. The high power charging station supports CCS and CHAdeMO charging and will deliver electricity at up to 350 kW to electric vehicles that can handle that rate. Besides, 50kW charging is supported. The Volkswagen subsidiary also says it will be the first in the country to implement the ISO Plug&Charge standard that will allow drivers to pay for charging just by plugging their vehicles in, without the need for a credit card or smartphone app."

 

https://www.electrive.com/2019/09/12/electrify-canada-breaks-ground-on-first-hpc-site/

 

WATCH PORSCHE TAYCAN ROLL OFF THE PRODUCTION LINE

"Porsche didn't wait long and started the production of the Taycan punctually on September 9, right after the unveiling." reports InsideEVs: "Cars and components are produced at Porsche's main site in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen in Germany. According to the almost 30-minute long video, which includes body shop, paint shop, component production and the final assembly, the new facilities at the plant are highly automated. Employees (there were 1,500 new jobs created solely for the Taycan at Zuffenhausen) pay a lot of attention to details and quality control."

 

https://insideevs.com/news/370984/porsche-production-taycan/

 

PORSCHE PROMISES WORLD-BEATING HYPERCAR WITH HELP FROM RIMAC

"Dr. Stefan Weckbach, Porsche’s head of EV projects, sat down with the Australian website Motoring for a roundtable interview at the Frankfurt Motor Show. There he talked about battery tech, Porsche’s improved relationship with Rimac, and an upcoming electric hypercar." according to Motor1.

He said: "Our target is always, no matter what car we’re doing, to have the sportiest car in the segment. I’m pretty sure solid-state batteries are going to be the next step. I think there’s going to be a technology step in lithium-ion batteries within the next few years. So there’s different ideas and discussions ongoing and there will definitely be a next Porsche hypercar in the market, but I cannot tell you today when [it will be], and what the technology of it would be. If it’s all-electric it might be an approach… might be a Porsche motor as well."

 

https://www.motor1.com/news/370720/porsche-rimac-world-beating-hypercar/

 

TESLAS ARE EXCLUDED FROM SAFEST CARS LIST: THEY DON'T CRASH ENOUGH

"Folksam is a Swedish insurance company that publishes research about the safest cars in that country since 1983. This year, they analyze the damages people suffer in car accidents on 324 models and determined which were less likely to harm their passengers – and which required smaller amounts of money for premiums. No Tesla was included in the list. The reason is that Tesla cars did not crash enough." says InsideEVs: "The Model 3 was the tenth best selling model there in July, with 453 cars, which will make 2019 be a record."

 

https://insideevs.com/news/370539/tesla-safest-list-didnt-crash-enough/

 

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GENE RUBIN

In December 2012, I was fueling my Honda Civic one morning headed for UCLA Medical Center where my girlfriend was being treated for, and ultimately died from AML leukemia. She and many other children from her neighborhood contracted the same leukemia. There was a suspect oil refinery very close by.  I had been hearing about the Tesla Model S, and at that moment, I decided I would have nothing to do with harming other people’s children. Even though the Tesla was 4 times the price of any previous car I had ever bought, I made the plunge. I have happily not bought gas since February 2013. My current wife and my son also drive EV’s, all powered by the sun.

 

DAVID PARTINGTON

When I first started getting into EVs, the ‘lightbulb moment’ that really made me stop and think was when I realised just how our city streets will soon be transformed by reduced emissions and noise…. as EV enthusiasts we can't help but get excited about how much fun it is to drive an EV, but EVERYONE, not just drivers, and in particular children, will benefit from reduced emissions and noise. When you also factor in reduced traffic from car-sharing and other electric E-mobility developments like E-bikes, our city streets  will truly be transformed. I can’t wait - bring it on !

 

STEPHEN MURDOCH

My light bulb moment was about four months ago when I saw the Fully Charged episode about the Rivian EV's. I want one. But it's going to be a bit of a wait to get them in Australia.

 

DAVID NYE IN BRISBANE

The lightbulb moment for me was when we were  visiting a small country town in Queensland years ago and a total stranger pulled up beside us in an early Model S. I was admiring the car and asking questions when he said would you like a lap of the block?

Needless to say, I said yes, and wow, 100% amazing. I was instantly converted, and have wanted a Tesla ever since.

 

DAFYDD CHEUNG

While watching Red Dwarf one night, I stumbled on the info that Robert Llewelyn had a channel of his own. I had a look at a few episodes, mainly regarding solar and other renewables. I became hooked very soon. I went back to the first one and viewed.

 

DARREN BYRD

My light bulb moment happened after we switched to an all EV household. We have 3 EVs (Tesla X and 3 primary and a Smart Electric for commuting)  but just two drivers. I have to move cars around in the driveway every now and then. It is so much more peaceful and zero waste starting an EV and moving it a few feet as compared to an ICE which would be super polluting as it would be a cold engine. My understanding with ICE cars is the short runs on a cold engine are bad for the oil and gas. Electrons don't care. Hope you're feeling better.

 

TUDOR COSTIGAN

I was lucky enough to go to Walt Disney World 20 years ago, which has a ride now called Test Track in the Epcot theme park. At the time it was sponsored by GM, so as you came out of the ride there were various GM cars on show … one of which was electric. This caught my imagination, but I had to wait 18 more years (during which GM scrapped its cars and electric cars started from scratch again) to be able to afford a Zoe(40kwh). Hopefully not a further 18 years to get to a longer range larger car!

 

ROB CRAWFORD

Mine was the first time I saw Elon Musk unvail the Tesla Model 3. I was so impressed with the car, and Elon's haltingly explanation of this next gen EV. The crowd and the spectacle of it all was exciting, I really got into the whole presentation, which normally I'm never affected by such things. I was hooked.

 

 

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14 Sep 2019 | Toyota Follow Tesla’s Battery Lead, Audi Explains e-tron Low Range and ID.Crozz Becomes ID.4
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Show #580

 

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Saturday 14th September 2019. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story to save you time.

 

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TOYOTA USING TESLA-STYLE PANASONIC BATTERIES FOR CHINA HYBRIDS

"Toyota Motor Corp has started using the same type of battery that Panasonic Corp designed for Tesla Inc in some of its plug-in hybrids sold in China, sources familiar with the matter said." reports Reuters: "Toyota is using Panasonic’s cylindrical batteries in its new Corolla and Levin plug-in hybrid sedans launched in China this year, one of the people said. The batteries are the same size as those that Panasonic makes for Tesla. The move reflects Toyota’s efforts to secure stable supplies of high-quality batteries amid the accelerated global shift to electricity-powered cars."

Reuters continues: "Toyota is believed to have ordered about 50,000 of the cylindrical batteries, pushing Panasonic’s battery plant in Osaka to full capacity, the Nikkei said. Panasonic has been the exclusive battery cell supplier for Tesla, but the U.S. electric vehicle maker is in advanced talks with South Korea’s LG Chem Ltd as it seeks to diversify sources of the key component."

 

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-toyota-batteries-china

 

SERIES VERSION VW ID.CROZZ TO BECOME ID.4

"With the ID.3 just out, Volkswagen had further announcements to make at the IAA and said the VW ID. Crozz concept will be called ID.4 once it hits the markets in series. The model is destined for the US first next year and will be the first MEB-based model in the USA." writes electrive: "VW debuted the ID. Crozz at the LA Auto Show in 2017 as a Tiguan-sized electric SUV. However, the study is more reminiscent of an SUV coupé in the style of a BMW X4 or Mercedes GLC coupé. The debut of the series version is set for spring 2020, apparently, however, expect the production model to have a more conservative body shape, closer again to a Tiguan than the X4. At the IAA, VW is showing a heavily camouflaged SUV in a slightly fogged glass box, called “The Next ID” according to the registration number. The rear is steeper here and indeed reminds of a conventional compact SUV, albeit with a significantly longer wheelbase and thus different proportions."

 

https://www.electrive.com/2019/09/14/series-version-vw-id-crozz-to-become-id-4/

 

VOLVO BECOMES FIRST CAR MANUFACTURER TO OFFER PLUG-IN HYBRID VERSIONS OF ITS ENTIRE MODEL RANGE

Volvo reaches an important milestone in its powertrain electrification programme with the debut of the new T5 Twin Engine hybrid system in the multi-award-winning XC40 SUV.

The introduction makes Volvo the only manufacturer to offer plug-in hybrid versions across its entire product range, while the XC40 T5 Twin Engine is also the only plug-in hybrid car in the premium compact SUV segment.

The T5 Twin Engine marries Volvo’s efficient new 1.5-litre three-cylinder 180hp petrol engine with an 82hp electric motor in a hybrid system that delivers 262hp, making it the most powerful powertrain in the XC40 range.

The compact, energy-dense lithium-ion battery has a capacity of 10.7kWh, enabling exhaust emissions-free electric-only driving of up to 28.6 miles (provisional data), according to driving conditions and battery charge levels.

The new T5 Twin Engine joins two diesel and three petrol powertrains in the XC40 range, with an all-electric model joining the line-up next year to provide a truly comprehensive choice.

 

AUDI EXPLAINS THE E-TRON’S LOW RANGE

"Amidst discussions on electric car battery technology and Tesla’s lead in the EV segment as a whole, Audi has provided some details explaining why its first all-electric SUV, the e-tron 55, only has an EPA-rated range of 204 miles per charge despite its 95 kWh battery. According to the German carmaker, a lot of it has to do with safety. " reports Simon for Teslarati: "The information about the e-tron’s battery and range were related to Jalopnik auto journalist Mack Hogan, who remarked on Twitter that Tesla holds a large lead in the EV market due to its vehicles’ superior performance and range. In response to the journalist’s tweet, the German automaker provided explanations about the e-tron’s range. Audi noted that the e-tron 55’s battery is built to handle serious abuse, and this is a key reason why range had to be sacrificed for the sake of preserving the pack’s long-term durability. This could be seen in the e-tron 55’s cooling system, which individually monitors and cools individual battery pack modules to keep them operating at optimum temperatures. These aggressive and redundant cooling systems ultimately add weight and consume power.  Audi does not allow customers to access the e-tron’s full 95 kWh battery, walling 12% of the vehicle’s pack and leaving drivers with a useable 83.6 kWh. Despite having a pack that’s only slightly larger than the e-tron 55’s 95 kWh battery, the Model X Long Range is capable of lasting 325 miles per charge. That’s 38% more range for a battery that’s only 5% bigger. "

 

https://www.teslarati.com/audi-explains-etron-low-range/

 

TESLA IS INSTALLING A SOLAR ARRAY AT FREMONT

"Tesla is working on some upgrades to its Fremont factory, including installing a new solar array, the first at the factory, and a new 24-stall Supercharger station." says electrek: "It turns out that Tesla made other building permit applications in the last few weeks for interesting upgrades to the factory. One of those is a new solar array on the roof of the factory. Despite the fact that Tesla is a solar installer, the company has sometimes been slow to install solar power at its own locations. This is in addition to a new structure to test its solar roof tiles at the Fremont Factory. Recent building permit applications show that Tesla is still working on that. Also, another permit application that Tesla filed a few weeks ago shows that Tesla is working on a new Supercharger station at the factory"

 

https://electrek.co/2019/09/11/tesla-solar-array-fremont-factory-new-supercharger/

 

UK GOVERNMENT PLEDGES OVER £500 MILLION FOR GREEN TECHNOLOGY INVESTMENT

"The Treasury has launched a £400 million fund to expand Britain’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure, with the first £70 million allocated for 3,000 more charge points." according to Intelligent Transport: "A review is currently underway to explore the provision of charge points across major road networks, meaning drivers could charge their car whilst stopping at service stations. This investment complements £1.5 billion of support which is hoped to encourage the use of electric vehicles and make cleaner vehicles more accessible to everyone. £31.5 million has been allocated for research into pioneering technologies to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, and £22 million to research new kinds of air pollutants and minimise their effects on public health."

 

Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, said: “It is fantastic there is already a rapid charge point at almost every motorway service station, and now more charging stations than petrol stations. But I want to see thousands more charge points installed across the UK.”

 

https://www.intelligenttransport.com/transport-news/87571/uk-government-pledges-over-500-million-for-green-technology-investment/

 

FORD MAKES BIG ELECTRIC PUSH IN EUROPE WITH NEW LAUNCHES

"Ford Motor Co said on Tuesday it would launch eight electric vehicles in Europe this year, a key step in its target of achieving a majority of its overall sales from electric cars by the end of 2022. The launches include electric variants of the Kuga and Puma SUVs and the Mondeo sedan. The automaker also plans to launch nine other electric vehicles by 2024 in Europe, including a new Mustang-inspired electric SUV next year." according to Autoblog: "The automaker unveiled the models at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany, and said it would partner with six leading energy suppliers across Europe to provide home charging wall box installation services. The carmaker, like its rivals, has been facing stagnant demand and rising costs as it invests billions of dollars in electric, hybrid and autonomous vehicles in efforts to boost sales."

 

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The MYEV.com Question Of The Week. Set this week by Gill Nowell on Twitter

 

Pondering on people’s drivers for switching to electric vehicles...💡 Did you have a lightbulb moment? If so, what was it?

 

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Sep 15, 2019
13 Sep 2019 | Honda E Gets Pricing, Tesla Expands Fremont Facility and Seat Mii Is Cheap City EV
17:23

Show #578

 

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Friday 13th September 2019. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story to save you time.

 

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TESLA PERMIT APPLICATION HINTS AT NEW FREMONT ASSEMBLY LINE

"Tesla Inc. has applied for a permit from the city home to its lone assembly plant that hints the electric-car maker could be planning another assembly line." says Bloomberg: "The application to the city of Fremont, California, describes the project it’s seeking a permit for as “GA5 demo and rough grading.” GA refers to general assembly, and Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk has previously said that Tesla has been running several lines to produce the Model 3, S and X. Space is tight at the factory, with workers already making some Model 3 sedans on an assembly line under a massive tent erected outside the facility."

 

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-09-09/tesla-permit-application-hints-at-another-fremont-assembly-line

 

THE HONDA E ELECTRIC CAR DEBUTS WITH OFFICIAL PRICING BEFORE SUMMER LAUNCH

"Honda has released the first official images of its new honda e electric vehicle ahead of its summer launch. Unveiled for the first time during the Frankfurt Motor Show" according to the website DesignBoom: "Two 12.3-inch LCD touchscreens in the center form an infotainment display, while an 8.8-inch screen acts as the driver’s instrument cluster. it also comes equipped with a personal assistant that lets users control certain functions by saying ‘OK honda’. away from the car, honda e owners can use the my honda+ smartphone application, with features like charging point navigation, climate control and vehicle condition reports. the honda e’s 134-hp spec starts at £26,160 (approximately €29,470/$32,300), with the more powerful priced at £28,660 (about €32,180/$35,300). customers can make a reservation for priority ordering online in UK, germany, france and norway, or register their interest in other european markets on honda national websites. the honda e will start to ship later in summer 2020."

 

https://www.designboom.com/technology/honda-e-electric-car-pricing-09-13-2019/

 

TESLA IS NOW INSTALLING FULL SELF DRIVING HARDWARE 3 UPGRADE

"The first confirmed upgrade to Tesla’s new Full Self Driving hardware version 3 (HW3) took place today after a customer took his 2018 Tesla Model S P100DL into the Santa Barbara service center to get a new HEPA filter." says CleanTechnica "After the service, Twitterer and longtime Tesla supporter Sofiaan Fraval noticed that a line on his service documents indicated that the new hardware had been installed at the appointment as well. Sofiaan went on to clarify that the HW3 upgrade was currently only being offered to Model S and X owners, but just the fact that the upgrades have started is sure to get anyone who purchased the FSD suite excited. The new HW3 cannot yet be requested by customers for installation, as it is only being installed by eligible vehicles that come in for other service at service centers that have the new hardware and have been trained to install it. Even if you think your vehicle qualifies, you may not get the new HW3 installed at a service appointment. The arrival of HW3 currently only impacts Tesla owners running HW2 who have purchased the FSD software stack."

 

https://cleantechnica.com/2019/09/11/tesla-installs-first-customer-upgrade-to-full-self-driving-hardware-3/

 

HIGHLY MODIFIED TESLA MODEL S P100D+ SPOTTED TESTING NEAR NURBURGRING

First up from Road & Track: "To set a time, you need to rent the track privately. We're now hearing that Tesla has done just that. A source on the ground has informed R&T that a time could be set next week. Our source told us that the Nurburgring issued a schedule change for September 21st, with a 30 minute private window carved out of a session that already had public laps and Ring taxi laps on the calendar. There is also the possibility of lap timing in a session on the 18th, though it doesn't sound like that session would be private. Carving out that time, from a session that was previously booked and was guaranteed to make the track money, is an expensive proposition."

 

And from InsideEVs: "According to our spy photographers: "...we’ve spied Tesla at a private test facility not far from the Nürburgring prepping a Model S for a run at the lap record. The Model S Tesla is prepping for the record attempt does not appear to be stock. We can see wider fender flares, aggressive wheels and tires, and a trunk lip spoiler. From what we heard the tires where Michelin Cup 2 R for that extra grip and we also spotted a roll cage inside the car." Additionally, it seems the lower grille opening is bigger to enhance cooling. And if you zoom in on shots of the rear badging, it seems to display P100D+."

 

In the comments from eric W: "Pictures 7 and 12 show back of car and it looks to me like it has "P100D+" on it. The +Plus is what they used for the original P85 to P85+ to add track enhanced features, so done in past. Like the article says, new Model S P100D+ added to ordering studio makes it all legit. If it beats Taycan, how much could they charge for it? They have +$140K to work with and still come in under Taycan Price?"

 

https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/a28999141/tesla-could-set-a-nurburgring-lap-time-on-september-21st/

 

https://insideevs.com/news/370314/tesla-model-s-spy-nurburgring/

 

TESLA MODEL S BREAKS LAGUNA SECA LAP RECORDS

"Following the recent launch of the Porsche Taycan, Musk appears to be on a mission to show that Tesla’s vehicles are still the highest-performance EVs available today." writes Electrek: "While they couldn’t get things done in Germany, Tesla tried for its own record at home at the Laguna Seca racetrack. Musk said that they broke the fastest lap record for 4-door vehicles. Laguna Seca has become somewhat of a proving ground for electric vehicles in recent years. Last year, the record for the fastest production EV lap has changed hands several times."

 

https://electrek.co/2019/09/11/tesla-model-s-breaks-laguna-seca-lap-records-elon-musk/

 

SEAT MII ELECTRIC IS THE CHEAPEST VW TRIPLET

"Today at Frankfurt Motor Show 2019, SEAT announced the price of the Mii Electric in Germany, making it the cheapest VW triplet." according to Push EVs: "Anyway, the VW triplets are the first electric cars with decent range (260 km in WLTP) that we can really call affordable. The brand’s first electric model can be purchased starting at €145 per month with no down payment with a 36-month leasing formula in Germany or outright for €16,300 (including government and brand subsidies)."

 

SEAT Mii Electric

Germany: 20.650 euros (before subsidies) and 16.300 euros (after subsidies)

 

ŠKODA CITIGOe iV

Germany: 20.950 euros (before subsidies) and 16.570 euros (after subsidies)

 

Volkswagen e-up

Germany: 21.975 euros (before subsidies) and 17.595 euros (after subsidies)

 

These are all the same car, so checking out the specs from the VW e-UP: "The updated e-Up! is not likely to receive any major styling changes – the main difference being its underpinnings. Thanks to a larger 32.3kWh battery (up from 18.7kWh), the e-Up! is now able to travel 161 miles on a full charge – a sharp rise over the last car’s 99-mile range. It’s also able to charge at a 40kW rate, meaning that by using a rapid charger its batteries will be able to be topped up to 80 per cent from near-flat in an hour. The 82bhp electric motor remains the same – enabling a 0-60mph time of 11.7 seconds and a top speed of 81mph."

 

https://pushevs.com/2019/09/10/seat-mii-electric-is-the-cheapest-vw-triplet/

 

https://www.carkeys.co.uk/news/updated-volkswagen-e-up-ev-set-to-debut-at-frankfurt-motor-show

 

TESLA DOUBLES SUPERCHARGING REFERRAL BONUS TO 2,000 FREE MILES IN Q3 SALES PUSH

"Tesla’s referral program has been an effective tool for the company to promote car sales. By using a referral code or link to order your new Tesla, both you (the buyer) and the referring owner get free Supercharging. Until today, that bonus was 1,000 miles of free Supercharging for buyer and referrer. But Tesla just announced that it is doubling that bonus to 2,000 free Supercharging miles for any Tesla car ordered on or after September 10, 2019 and delivered before October 1, 2019." reports CleanTechnica: "Unlike previous referral bonuses which only required that the car be ordered by the deadline, this time, Tesla is requiring that the car be delivered by the deadline. So those who want to take advantage of this offer may need to select an available “inventory” model from their local Tesla showroom. Though, Tesla has tightened up its delivery rates lately, so it is possible that you could custom order a Tesla today and have it delivered with your exact specifications by the October 1 deadline."

 

https://cleantechnica.com/2019/09/10/tesla-doubles-supercharging-referral-bonus-to-2000-free-miles-in-q3-sales-push/

 

 

 

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Sep 15, 2019
12 Sep 2019 | Byton M-Byte Premiered, Cox Invests In Rivian and Hyundai Get Intro Electric Motorsport
12:36

Show #578

 

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Thursday 12th September 2019. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story to save you time.

 

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WORLD PREMIER: BYTON INTRODUCES THE PRODUCTION M-BYTE

"It looks like an SUV, but if you ask the folks say Byton, they'll tell you it's the worlds first SIV, or "Smart Intuitive Vehicle". Whatever you call it, today, at the Frankfurt Auto Show, Byton formally introduced the production version of their first vehicle, the M-Byte. " says Tom at InsideEVs "The M-Byte will launch in early 2021, and initially be limited to the Chinese market. However, sometime in the first half of 2021, Byton plans to begin exporting the M-Byte to the US, and European markets. They plan to be a global brand, and understand that they only get one shot at the launch, and are willing to wait a couple more months to make sure the M-Byte is absolutely ready for customer deliveries. The M-Byte will be offered in rear-wheel drive, and all-wheel drive configurations. It will also have two battery options. The standard battery is 72 kWh (usable), which Byton claims will offer a driving range of 250 miles. There's also an optional 95 kWh battery (also usable capacity) which Byton claims gives the M-Byte a 323 mile driving range."

 

Meanhwhile Auto Express confirms: "The new all-electric Byton M-Byte SUV will be sold in right-hand drive in the UK.  Its standout feature is a spectacular 48-inch curved OLED 4k display which runs right across the width of the dashboard - and is controlled via two additional screens, one of them mounted on a fixed steering wheel hub. Byton’s Chief Technical Officer, David Twohig, said the company is targeting comfort and refinement instead of chasing after performance EVs. The car will feature conventional steel springs and dampers, and it will not be offered with air suspension. The M-Byte will cost from around €45,000 in Europe, but no specs or prices have been revealed for UK editions."

 

https://insideevs.com/news/369530/byton-introduces-production-m-byte-electric-suv/

 

https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/byton/102189/new-2020-byton-m-byte-electric-car-confirmed-for-uk

 

COX AUTOMOTIVE INVESTS INTO RIVIAN: JOINS FORD, AMAZON, OTHERS

"Cox Automotive controls prestigious brands like Kelley Blue Book, Autotrader, and Manheim, but it will also be part of another one: Rivian." says RivianChat.com: "The company says it is due to a “unique approach to building an electrified future” and a “commitment to environmental change.” But the real reason is probably only one: Rivian seems to be a pretty good investment. Amazon and Ford realized that and put more money in the company: $700 million and $500 million, respectively. The intriguing aspect is that Cox Automotive has always taken care of the automotive chain after the car production is complete. In other words, it deals with selling, servicing and evaluating vehicles. This is probably their first move into production, even if not in a direct fashion."

 

https://rivianchat.com/forum/news/632

 

VOLVO POLESTAR EXEC SAYS TESLA IS WAY AHEAD IN TERMS OF EFFICIENCY

"While Tesla is far from perfect in many ways, we appreciate when a company like Volvo realizes the Silicon Valley automaker's strengths, is willing to outwardly admit them, and then make plans to follow suit." reports InsideEVs: "director of development at Polestar UK Ian Collins mentioned Tesla at a conference in Norway. This is surely not the first time that Volvo / Polestar has brought Tesla to light or even touted the Silicon Valley automaker. Remember, following Polestar 1, the company specifically talked to a Tesla Model 3 rival in the Polestar 2."

 

Ian Collins: "Tesla has been active in developing its own technology, especially with regard to energy efficiency. There they are far ahead of everyone else. It’s an area that we have to continue to work harder to take back Tesla. We have respect for them as a competitor. We will compete for design, what we offer to customers and technological advances. With technological advances, we not only think about the driveline, but also other parts of the car. I could have pointed out some weaknesses at Tesla that we address in our product. But I won’t."

 

https://insideevs.com/news/370214/volvo-polestar-exec-tesla-is-leading/

 

HYUNDAI MOTORSPORT REVEALS THE VELOSTER N ETCR

Hyundai Motorsport has today revealed the Veloster N ETCR, its first-ever electric race car, at the International Motor Show (IAA).

Based on the road-going Veloster N model, the new car is designed specifically for the new ETCR championship, which will make its debut in 2020. The Veloster N ETCR heralds an exciting new era for Hyundai Motorsport, which will see electric racing become one of the pillars of the company.

Designed and built at the company’s Alzenau headquarters, the Veloster N ETCR is fully electric, rear-wheel-drive with a mid-mounted motor.

 

https://www.hyundai.news/eu/brand/hyundai-motorsport-reveals-the-veloster-n-etcr-at-iaa-2019

 

ELECTRIFY AMERICA CHARGES PORSCHE TAYCAN

"Just last week, Electrify America and Porsche made history together. During the official launch of the Porsche Taycan on September 4, 2019, Electrify America (EA) got to show off the incredible capability of its DC fast-charging network." according to InsideEVs: "The Taycan made a 250-mile journey to Niagara Falls, during which it hooked up to EA's network at its Bloomsburg, PA station and charged at an impressive 270 kW. This is the quickest fast-charging speed to date when it comes to passenger EVs. According to the press release, the Taycan charged from 5 percent to 80 percent. It did so in just 22.5 minutes. The release explains that Electrify America and Porsche North America had this planned ahead of time and did prior testing to assure that the results were possible. With such charging speeds becoming a reality, yet another roadblock to EV adoption will soon become a thing of the past."

 

https://insideevs.com/news/370185/electrify-america-taycan-first-800v-270kw-ev-charging/amp/

 

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Sep 15, 2019
11 Sep 2019 | VW ID.3 Launched, Model S Owners Rank High Amongst Taycan Buyers and New Formula E Team
27:36

Show #577

 

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Wednesday 11th September 2019. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story to save you time.

 

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VW ID.3 LAUNCHED

Is this the most important car being shown at the Frankfurt motor show? It has a good case. It's the first car built on VW's MEB platform, upon which all the VW Group cars will be built. And we saw another of those at the show, the Seat el Born, which I prefer in terms of styling.

 

Why three? The Beetle, then the Golf, and now this. It's a reminder how seriously they're taking this.

 

The ID.3 is very rounded and soft featuring the new VW

Matrix LED headlights.

4.26m long, 2.76m wheelbase - so the length is the same as a Golf but during the presentation they said it has Passat space.

145 mm longer between axles than the golf, and 60mm higher.

18-20" wheels, including the now standard aero wheels.

NO fancy door handles which present themselves!

Very short overhangs, wheels on four corners. Platform (ground up) design means short bonnet.

The A-pillar is dragged very far forward and then a long sweeping screen.

Skateboard battery design for a low centre of gravity.

Rear wheel drive for balance.

148bhp or 201bhp so it could be a sporty drive.

160kmh/100mph top speed.

7 seconds 0-62mph.

WLTP - 205 / 261 / 342 miles.

100,000 mile warranty on the battery too.

Contrasting roof and boot lid, in black.  Which some say is too similar to the LEAF. With a large glass panoramic roof which can't be opened.

CCS DC Fast charging on the rear quarter panel above the wheel - is the best place for it?

100kw DC charging, upgraded to 125kW and 11kW AC charging.

45kWh, 58kWh and 77kWh. Battery cells from LG Chem.

Extra regen / one pedal mode.

No frunk, under the bonnet is the HVAC and 12volt battery.

Interior - small driver display behind the wheel and it moves with the wheel when you move it for confort. Electric drivers seat, and all animal free products in some trims.

Gear select on the column, a rotary dial to select Park, Drive, Reverse.

Head up Display on some trims.

talking of trims, they shows off a bright orange dual-colour interior trim which wasn't universally loved. They do have more options for toned down trims.

Brake has a pause icon, the accelerator has a play icon.

Large centre 10" screen angles to the driver on a stalk, and that's because the dash is pushed so far away from the front occupants, you'd never be able to touch it.

Almost buttonless - there is temperature, volume, hazards and not much else.

Nice armrests which lift up, they cover storage with two USB-C chargers. The skateboard design means no middle tunnel for the drivetrain.

Two more USB chargers in the back.

In the boot a fake bottom for cable storage, and you open the boot by flicking the VW badge as is standard on their piston cars.

Prices - starting under 30,000 Euros, which should be under £25,000 when you convert to pounds and factor in the car grant.

The 'First' edition is the middle battery of 55kWh.

 

What do VW say?

"The optional AR Head-up Display sends useful information straight into the windscreen's field of vision, making driving easier for you. For instance, it shows you where to turn or which lane you should take. The projection on the windscreen and what’s happening on the tarmac seem to become one."

 

"You can choose between 45 kWh, 58 kWh or 77 kWh. And that’s not all: the medium battery can recharge a range of up to approx. 260 miles in 30 mins, in quick charge mode with DC (direct current) with 100 kW performance. And with the biggest battery (77 kWh, net), you can travel up to 340 miles on full charge.¹"

 

"Fumbling with buttons whilst you drive is a thing of the past. Keep your eyes on the road and control the radio, optional navigation system or your phone easily with intuitive voice control. Just say ‘Hello ID’ – and the system will understand you."

 

"The stylish optional Matrix LED headlights light up briefly as if they were winking at you, making the ID.3 seem almost human. The ID.Light inside makes you feel welcome immediately. When you start, the vehicle makes a little sound to get you in the mood to get started. When you leave your ID.3, the ID.Light says goodbye with a light signal."

 

 

MERCEDES LAUNCHES FE TEAM AND REVEALS VANDOORNE/DE VRIES AS DRIVERS

"Mercedes has launched its ABB FIA Formula E squad, while also unveiling Stoffel Vandoorne and Nyck de Vries as its drivers and the livery of its Silver Arrow 01 car." writes Autosport: "The new squad will make its debut in the upcoming 2019/20 FE campaign, where it will take over the entry previously assigned to the HWA team that competed as a Venturi customer last season. Mercedes' first FE powertrain has been developed by the same HPP operation that built the V6 hybrid Formula 1 engines that powered its run to five consecutive double world titles."

 

https://www.autosport.com/fe/news/145925/mercedes-launches-formula-e-team-reveals-drivers

 

ELECTRIC VERSION OF RENAULT'S LOW-COST KWID

Edward Niedermeyer has written a long-read for The Drive: ""After The Drive's Alex Roy, and I drove across India in a Renault Kwid that starts at just $4,000, we concluded that the impressive little car was at least as disruptive as anything Tesla has done. we heard whispers that Renault's best cost engineers were turning their attention to an electric version of the Kwid and now that it's been announced it's clear that the breakthrough we were hoping for is actually real." The Drive says: "The Renault City K-ZE has just been announced for the Chinese market, where it offers a stunning combination of electric range and low cost. Starting at 61,800 Yuan, or about $8,700 US Dollars, and its 30kWh Tianjin Lishen battery offers a remarkable 250 km, or 155 miles of NEDC-rated range."

 

https://www.thedrive.com/tech/29729/the-worlds-most-important-electric-car-is-launching-now-and-its-not-a-porsche-or-tesla

 

TESLA S OWNERS NUMBER HIGH AMONG NEW CONQUESTS FOR THE PORSCHE TAYCAN

Porsche has been speaking about the Taycan and Tesla Model S comparisons: "Porsche North America president and CEO Klaus Zellmer told Yahoo Finance UK in Frankfurt that he has no problems with people comparing the two electric cars, but for him the real test is how the car fits into the Porsche lineage, as well as people’s expectations for the brand’s first battery-electric vehicle."

 

Zellmer said: "“Currently, 50% of the people who raised their hand or put down a deposit to get a Taycan already drive a Porsche, somewhere in their fleet, and the other 50% are people who do not drive a Porsche but another car. The biggest group within that 50% that are new to the brand if they sign up to a Taycan is Tesla [owners].”

 

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/tesla-owners-in-the-majority-among-new-conquests-for-the-porsche-taycan-185414867.html

 

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Sep 11, 2019
10 Sep 2019 | Do ID.3 Batteries Cost Less Than Tesla’s, Audi Plug Ins and Mercedes Hybrid SUVs
10:24

Show #576

 

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VW GROUP NIGHT AT 2019 FRANKFURT MOTOR SHOW

"The 68th IAA will officially open its doors tomorrow with the first press day, but as it has been the case with previous car shows, VAG is organizing a “Group Night” on the evening before the actual start. The sneak preview scheduled to last for about 30 minutes will give us the opportunity to discover what VW and its many brands have prepared for this week." says Motor1 - I'll bring you the ID3 tomorrow: "VW is going to introduce the highly anticipated production version of the ID.3. Featured in agonizingly long teaser campaign, the fully electric ID.3 will be the first road-going model from the group to ride on the MEB platform. It’ll replace the e-Golf in the company’s vast lineup and will usher in a new corporate logo."

 

https://www.motor1.com/news/369661/vw-group-night-frankfurt-livestream/

 

DO ID.3 BATTERIES COST VW UNDER $100 PER KILOWATT HOUR?

"According to the New York Times, with its MEB platform, VW has already achieved costs of less than 100 US dollars per kilowatt-hour for the batteries in ID.3 due to economies of scale, years before expected. At the same time, VW negotiations with battery maker SK Innovation look shaky." reports Electrive: "Although not expected for years to come, it seems electric cars can potentially already be made more cheaply than their combustion engine counterparts. Although the information came anonymously from the German car-making giant, it seems the Volkswagen is able to make batteries for its mass-market electric car, the ID.3 for less than $100 per kilowatt-hour due to their enormous economies of scale with their MEB platform. This marks the price-turning-point at which analysts have said a mass adoption of electric vehicles is invevitable. Volkswagen has had to use a strategy of diversity in sourcing its battery cells in order to bring up the volume required for its mass-produced electric vehicles. VW very recently founded a battery cell joint venture with the Swedish company Northvolt, and the European companies are setting up a plant in Salzgitter will initially be able to produce 16 GWh and build up to 24 GWh per year. With this planned capacity, however, Volkswagen will only be able to serve a small part of their own electric car production’s demand. "

 

https://www.electrive.com/2019/09/09/id-3-batteries-cost-vw-under-100-per-kilowatt-hour/

 

2020 AUDI A7 SPORTBACK E QUATTRO PHEV DEBUTS WITH 25-MILE EV RANGE

Motor1 says: "We’ve enjoyed the smooth styling of Audi’s A7 Sportback for a couple of years. In keeping with the times, Audi now offers the four-door as a plug-in hybrid. Say hello to the A7 Sportback 55 TFSI e quattro. The e quattro utilizes a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine good for 248 horsepower (185 kilowatts) and a single electric motor with a peak output of 141 hp (105 kW).  the e quattro’s battery pack stores 14.1 kWh of power rated at 381 volts. It’s nestled neatly beneath the rear cargo area without sacrificing interior space, and it can electrically power the A7 for approximately 25 miles at speeds up to 84 mph (135 km/h)."

 

https://www.motor1.com/news/369695/2020-audi-a7-sportback-e-quattro/

 

LAUNCH OF THE SUPERB IV AND CITIGOE IV

SKODA is entering the electromobility era with the introduction of the new SKODA iV sub-brand. The Czech manufacturer’s first electrified production models include SKODA’s first plug-in hybrid, the Superb iV and the Citigoe iV.

In mid-May, the company presented its new iV E-Mobility sub-brand in the Slovakian capital of Bratislava. There, the manufacturer also showcased the two first electrified production models in its history: the all-electric Citigoe iV and the Superb iV plug-in hybrid, which are both set to make E-Mobility Simply Clever.

From early 2020, the flagship Superb will be available as a plug-in hybrid featuring both an efficient petrol engine and an electric motor. The Citigoe iV is the first SKODA production vehicle to be powered exclusively by a 61-kW electric motor. The car effectively has a range of up to 260 km.

 

MERCEDES-BENZ GLE 350 DE 4MATIC AND GLC 300 E 4MATIC

"Mercedes has pulled the wraps off the plug-in hybrid version of some of its SUVs. The rides are the GLE 350 de 4Matic and the GLC 300 e 4Matic. Mercedes says that the GLE has an all-electric range of up to 100 km thanks to the 31.2 kWh battery pack. The plug-in hybrid can also go up to 160 km/h on electricity alone." according to SlashGear: "The GLE’s battery can be charged at a DC charging station in about 20 minutes from 10% charge to 80% charge. A charge of 30 minutes will take the battery from 10-100%. The plug-in hybrid can tow 3500 kg, and its electric operating range is 106 km with an output of 100 kW. The other plug-in hybrid is the GLC 300 e 4Matic. It has a gas inline-four paired with an electric motor. The electric motor is rated at 90 kW with torque of 440 kW. Total system output is 320 hp and 700 pound-foot of torque. This car can reach 100 km/h in 5.7 seconds. Its top speed in EV mode is over 130 km/h, and the ride has a smaller 13.5 kWh battery pack. Its electric driving range is 46-49 km."

 

https://www.slashgear.com/mercedes-gle-350-de-4matic-glc-300-e-4matic-gets-longer-electric-range-09590486/

 

FORD MUSTANG INSPIRED ELECTRIC SUV

"Some people may get the creeps just to think of a Mustang-inspired SUV. Or of an electric Mustang. That would be heresy. Putting both ideas together would be either terrifying or irresistible. And that is precisely what the Mach E will do when it is presented in 2020. " Says InsideEV about a new video leaked to YouTube: "It shows the prototype of what seems to be a crossover. One that is very low and wide, clearly with sportiness as its main proposition. The vehicle also does not present a visible exhaust outlet. The Mustang-inspired Electric SUV will probably be called Mach E. Investigating recent trademarks, the automotive press name came along another one, Mach 1, so no one was very sure on which would be chosen.  Autocar recently talked to Darren Palmer, Ford's Global Product Development Director for Battery Electric Vehicles, and he told the British magazine the car will have the Mach E badge."

 

https://insideevs.com/news/369295/scoop-ford-mustang-inspired-electric-suv/

 

HYUNDAI MOTOR GROUP INVESTS IN IONITY

Hyundai Motor Group today announced its investment into IONITY, a joint venture established by global automakers. Under the agreement Kia and Hyundai, affiliated automotive companies for Hyundai Motor Group, will play a key role in further enhancing the availability of EV charging stations with additional convenience benefits for its customers.

Starting in 2021, Kia and Hyundai EVs will be equipped with 800 volt charging systems to accommodate IONITY’s maximum charging power of 350 kilowatts. Customers will be able to use IONITY’s HPC facilities, which are equipped with digital payment options, to significantly reduce charging times and better facilitate long-distance travel.

IONITY is a joint venture established in 2017 between BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company, and Volkswagen Group with Porsche AG. Since its formation, it currently has nearly 140 charging stations in Europe in operation with 50 more under construction. The technology of IONITY is characterized by a charging capacity of up to 350 kilowatts, its use of the universal charging standard Combined Charging System ensures the widest possible compatibility across EVs.

IONITY is expanding its network to 400 fast-charging stations by 2020, with an average of at least one site every 120 kilometers along major European highways.

 

TESLA OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES IN ICELAND

"Tesla is now officially launching in Iceland with its first (and likely only) location opening in the country and orders for Model S, Model X, and Model 3 can now be placed online." writs Electrek today: "Iceland is perfect for massive adoption of electric vehicles. The island’s electricity generation is already almost 100% renewable, which makes EVs super clean, and being a remote island, petrol is expensive. Albeit being sparsely populated with only ~350,000 people, there’s a significant concentration of population around Reykjavík and people have relatively short commutes that can be covered with most electric vehicles. It helped the country increase EV sales over the last few years and while we are only talking about a few thousand plug-in sales last year, it represents over 15% of total cars sales in the country, which is higher than in most other markets around the world."

 

https://electrek.co/2019/09/09/tesla-launch-iceland/

 

 

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

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Pondering on people’s drivers for switching to electric vehicles...💡 Did you have a lightbulb moment? If so, what was it?

 

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Sep 10, 2019
09 Sep 2019 | Tesla Battery Experts Describe Million-Mile Cell, Investment Into Nikola and McDonalds Invests In EV Charging
22:02

Show #575

 

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Monday 9th September 2019. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story to save you time.

 

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TESLA BATTERY EXPERTS DESCRIBE MILLION-MILE CELL IN NEW PAPER

"Tesla battery research partner Jeff Dahn and his team have released a paper in which they describe this million-mile battery cell." says Charles for Charged EVs: "The new Li-ion battery cell features a next-generation “single crystal” NMC cathode and a new type of electrolyte. Dahn’s team has extensively tested the cells, and believe they could enable a battery pack that lasts over a million miles in an EV. This is a huge advance – the new cells last two to three times longer than Tesla’s current cells – and if the company can bring the new technology into production in a reasonable timeframe, it could radically change the economics of EVs."

 

The paper says: "“This situation may change with the proposed introduction of “robo taxis”, long haul electric trucks and vehicle-to-grid applications. In the former, vehicles will be driving all day, much like a conventional taxi and undergoing nearly 100% DOD cycling. Long haul trucks will almost certainly run in near 100% DOD situations. Cells in vehicles tethered to the grid will be racking up charge-discharge cycles even when the vehicle is not moving. Clearly EVs destined for vehicle-to-grid applications, robo taxis or long haul trucking, would favor a lithium-ion chemistry that could deliver many more charge-discharge cycles in a decade than an EV that was destined for typical commuter driving where high energy density to give the longest driving range for weekend trips might be emphasized. Electric buses represent another application where duty cycles approaching 100% DOD are used on a daily basis.”"

 

https://chargedevs.com/newswire/tesla-battery-boffins-describe-million-mile-cell-in-new-paper/

 

My thoughts:
If this is what they’ve made public, what is the current state?
How old is this data? “skate to where the puck is”

Tesla making their own cells

Long after the car is fully depreciated, the battery has high worth for storage

Good for Tesla Semi which needs (Can have) a large pack, cars only need 300-400 miles

 

 

PRODUCTION OF ID.3 AT ZWICKAU PLANT TO START IN NOVEMBER

The countdown is running: series production of the ID.3 is to start at the Zwickau vehicle plant in November. Currently, the last robots are being installed and the assembly line is being commissioned.

The ID.3 is the first model in an entirely new generation of electric cars based on Volkswagen’s Modular Electric Drive toolkit (MEB). The ID.3 is making its world debut on the evening of September 9 at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt (IAA). The first vehicles are to be delivered to customers next summer.

With the ID.3, Volkswagen is launching the largest electric offensive in the automotive industry worldwide. In the next three years alone, production of a total of 33 models based on the MEB, spread across all the Volkswagen Group’s volume brands, is due to start.

At Zwickau, Volkswagen is converting an entire vehicle plant from 100 percent internal combustion engines to 100 percent electric vehicles for the first time. The changeover to electric vehicles already started at the beginning of 2018 and is to be completed by the end of 2020 within the space of about three years. The body shop and the paint shop have already been largely prepared for ID.3 production. The first of two final assembly lines has already been completed. It is here that production of the ID.3 will start in November; production will then be ramped up step-by-step. A total of 12 entirely new buildings or parts of buildings are currently under construction at the plant site. The existing press shop alone has already been extended and prepared for the new era for a total investment of €75 million. This means that the Zwickau plant will be able to produce all the key body parts for MEB vehicles on site from 2021.

 

BOSCH AND HANWHA INVEST 230 MILLION IN NIKOLA

"US startup Nikola, specialising in fuel cell and battery trucks, has announced that German companies Bosch and Hanwha have invested a total of 230 million dollars with at least 100 million dollars each." says Electrive: "This comes just a few days after the Iveco owner CNH Industrial became the main investor with a 250 million dollar investment. A joint venture for the development of trucks in Europe is also being established with parent company Iveco. In the course of the “Series D” investment round, Nikola wants to earn a total of one billion dollars. The cooperation with Bosch is nothing new for Nikola. For years, the German supplier has been an important development partner for fuel cells and battery technology for heavy trucks. “Bosch’s investment confirms its commitment to the development of hydrogen technology and hydrogen infrastructure,” writes Nikola."

 

https://www.electrive.com/2019/09/07/bosch-and-hanwha-invest-230-million-in-nikola/

 

MCDONALD'S GOLDEN ARCHES NOW DOUBLE AS SIGNPOSTS FOR ELECTRIC CAR CHARGING

"In Sweden, McDonald's is catering to the growing numbers of electric car drivers by turning its classic Golden Arches restaurant signs into signposts letting people know where they can charge their vehicles. " reports AdAge: "The company has charging stations at 55 restaurants in the country, making it the largest restaurant chain for electric car charging. Ultimately it wants to offer the service at every drive-thru restaurant. Responding to a survey in which 48 per cent of people said it was difficult to find out where charging stations were located, McDonald's is now making them even more prominent.  Created via agency Nord DDB, the first signs have been installed by McDonald's restaurants in Mjölby and Munkedal. In addition to the current price for charging, the signs also display the prices of Big Macs and Happy Meals, gas-station style."

 

BYTON SET TO UNVEIL PRODUCTION M-BYTE AT FRANKFURT

"Next week at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA), Byton will formally introduce the production version of its all-electric SUV, the M-Byte." reports Tom for InsideEVs: "The M-Byte will be available in two configurations: a rear-wheel-drive model with a 268 hp electric motor that pumps out 295 lb-ft of torque. There's also an all-wheel-drive option with dual motors totaling 470 horsepower and 524 lb-ft of torque. Bosch is supplying Byton with its drive motors and power electronics.  The standard battery pack is 71 kWh, and there's also a 95 kWh pack available as an option. Byton had announced that the base M-Byte will cost $45,000 when it launches in the US in 2020, however that was before there was any talk of tariffs on Chinese goods. It will be interesting to see how that plays out. The M-Byte will initially launch in China, late this year. It won't be available in the US or Europe until sometime in mid-to-late 2020, so a lot can happen on the tariff war in that time."

 

https://insideevs.com/news/369403/byton-to-unveil-production-m-byte-at-frankfurt-motor-show/

 

ELON ACCEPTS NICO ROSBERG’S OFFER TO DRIVE MODEL S ON THE ‘RING

"It looks like Elon Musk will have a "decent driver" piloting the Tesla Model S at the Nürburgring, but that's if the billionaire's words hold true in the days to come." says MOtor1.com: " Last week, Musk tweeted that Tesla is bringing over the Model S to the Green Hell – presumably trying to take the inexistent challenge that the recently-launched Porsche Taycan has set at the dreaded race track. Retired Mercedes Formula 1 racer, Nico Rosberg, responded to his tweet and offered to be the one to lap the Model S. Of course, Musk accepted."

 

https://www.motor1.com/news/369477/nico-rosberg-model-s-nurburgring/

 

 

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Sep 09, 2019
08 Sep 2019 | New TV Ads For EVs, Crashing A Rimac On Purpose and Electric Motorhomes
27:16

Show #574

 

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Sunday 8th September 2019. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story to save you time.

 

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From Morten on Twitter: "Glovis Cosmos has entered Zeebrugge port. It's carrying a fresh load of Model 3s for Europe 🇪🇺 incl. most certainly 🇬🇧UK RHDs (maybe Ireland 🇮🇪). Hat tip to @doc_nl"

 

ELECTRIC TV ADS

Ford: "An electric vehicle has amazing acceleration"

"People instantly feel the different between a normal vehicle and an electric vehicle"

“A battery electric vehicle can totally deliver the excitement on the road"

 

VW:

I saw this one during the half time break of the England game.

“This is for all of us. The millions. It’s time for a power shift. It’s time for electric cars for the people. Cars that learn from you. Cars that go the distance. Because by harnessing power for the many, we can change the world. ID. Volkswagen. Just electric”

 

HYUNDAI:

[video]

 

 

PORSCHE CONFIRMS: TAYCAN PRODUCTION WILL BEGIN ON SEPTEMBER 9

"After the bold unveiling of the final version of the Porsche Taycan, the German manufacturer announced the start of production of the first customer cars on 9 September 2019. The new all-electric flagship will be made at a new production facility (within Zuffenhausen site), which was under construction for almost four years." says InsideEVs: "It's not yet known how high the production volume might be - initially we heard 20,000 per year, but later 40,000 was rumored. The number might also include the derivatives of the Taycan. Considering sales of 256,255 cars in 2018, there is a chance that the Taycan will allow Porsche to get closer to 300,000 cars per year."

 

https://insideevs.com/news/369327/porsche-taycan-production-begin-september-9/

 

PORSCHE INCREASES ITS STAKE IN RIMAC AUTOMOBILI FROM 10% TO 15.5%

"Porsche and Rimac Automobili strengthens their partnership related to high-performance EV technology development. The German manufacturer initially took 10% of Rimac Automobili and 10% of Rimac's subsidiary Greyp Bikes in June 2018. We assume that as Rimac has proven high value and quick progress, Porsche was convinced to further increase its stake to 15.5%." reports InsideEVs: "Besides working with multiple other manufacturers on various projects, Rimac is also busy at work to complete development of the all-new Rimac C_Two all-electric hypercar, which will enter the market in 2020."

 

Mate RImac: ""It was one of the most important milestones in our history to win Porsche as a partner. The fact that Porsche is now increasing its stake is the best confirmation of our cooperation and the basis for an even closer relationship. We are just at the beginning of our partnership - and yet our high expectations have already been met. We have many ideas that we want to action together in the future. The key is to create a win-win situation for both partners and to add value to our end customers by developing exciting electrified models."

 

https://insideevs.com/news/369312/porsche-increases-stake-rimac-15-5/

 

1,914-HP RIMAC C_TWO DRIVES STRAIGHT INTO A WALL AS PRODUCTION NEARS

"The electric, 1,914-horsepower C_Two that Rimac unveiled at the 2018 edition of the Geneva Motor Show is well on its way to becoming a production model. The Croatian automaker released a short video that gives a behind-the-scenes look at the on-going process of homologating the car." says Autoblog who posted the video let's take a listen" [video]

Autoblog says: "Rimac is putting itself through the trouble of homologation because it wants the C_Two to be street-legal in every major market around the world. The alternative would be to make the car a track-only model, and let owners in the United States, for example, take advantage of the show or display regulations to drive it on public roads a handful of times per year. At least the firm doesn't have to worry about the wildly different emissions regulations enforced around the globe. The C_Two is fitted with four electric motors that draw electricity from a 120-kilowatt-hour battery pack to generate a total output of 1,914 horsepower and 1,696 pound-feet of torque. Range checks in at 404 miles on the optimistic NEDC cycle, the sprint from zero to 60 mph takes 1.8 seconds, and its top speed checks in at 258 mph."

 

https://www.autoblog.com/2019/09/06/rimac-c-two-crash-test/

 

DETHLEFFS EXHIBITS FIRST PRODUCTION READY E.HYBRID MOTORHOME THE ‘GLOBEVAN E-HYBRID’

"The Globevan e.Hybrid, which Dethleffs is presenting for the first time at the Caravan Salon in Düsseldorf, is the first production ready implementation. The basis of the Globevan e.Hybrid is a Ford Transit Custom with drive axles whose propulsion is purely electrical." according to Caravan Gossip: "The rechargeable battery installed in the vehicle provides a range of up to 50 km of purely electrical operation. The Globevan also offers a greater range overall, of course. This is achieved with the built-in “Range Extender”, a 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine that serves exclusively as a generator for charging the battery. This combination offers the advantage that the Globevan, which is suitable for everyday use, can be driven in cities just using electricity."

 

https://caravangossip.co.uk/globevan-e-hybrid/

 

TESLA ADDS ONLINE PARTS SALES

"Tesla added a new Parts page to its online shop today in a move that hints at more direct sales of parts to customers around the world. The new shop is somewhat stripped down as it stands today, with a few options for floor mats and new key cards for the Tesla Model 3, but it bodes well for the future." reports Kyle Field for Clean Technica: "Making parts available directly to customers over the internet replicates the parts supply model that the automotive industry has used for years, but eliminates the middle man. That gives customers and body shops the best prices from Tesla, without the need for any markups. To Tesla, that also means it gets all of the profits, at retail pricing, along with full control over those prices."

 

https://cleantechnica.com/2019/09/07/tesla-adds-online-parts-sales-hinting-at-direct-customer-sales/

 

BOSCH AND CATL COLLABORATING ON BATTERY CELLS FOR 48V HYBRIDS

"Bosch and Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited (CATL) have concluded a long-term strategic cooperation agreement under which the partners will jointly specify high-performance battery cells. CATL will then design, develop, and manufacture these cells in accordance with Bosch requirements." according to Green Car Congress: "The cells are to be used in the 48-volt battery developed by Bosch. This battery is the core element of 48-volt hybrid powertrain systems.CATL is currently building a battery factory in Erfurt, Germany. For Bosch, this alliance is another step on the path to market leadership in electromobility. Numerous global automakers already use Bosch’s 48-volt battery. Bosch’s portfolio for 48-volt systems extends beyond the 48-volt battery to encompass other system components such as DC/DC converters and electrical machines."

 

https://www.greencarcongress.com/2019/09/20190906-bosch.html

 

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

 

JON AKA BEARDY MCBEARDFACE

my favourite EV experience has to be my first back in 2017. I’d had a heart attack in 2014 and was just recovering from a triple heart bypass in June. Unbeknownst to me my best mate Steve (@GreenRenegade4) had contacted Tesla Europe explained about all that had happened to me, health wise, since 2013 inc the depression I was suffering. Between them they arranged for me To go out in a test drive in a Model S P100D!

Pretty much they day after I was cleared to drive again after the major surgery we headed to Dartford and out we went!

Most say their first drive in an EV is memorable it was for me but for so many reasons. It was also a bit of a catalyst that help me on the road out of depression. Thank you Steve and thank you Tesla.

 

Nigel Mallett in Malta

I have recently retired, My Children & Partner surprised me with a Track experience in a Tesla Model S 90 D! Wow what a drive! The shear acceleration and handling of such a big car, mind blowing!!!  I cannot recommend enough to any one who has this dream to fulfill it! A time that will never be forgotten! Should you wish to mention it, my experience was supplied by the Great guy's at Drift Limits Hemel Hempstead, UK.

 

MARIAN KEMP

It's hard to pinpoint a favourite moment but oneof them is driving up the very, very steep

hill on a major street.  We used to have a Pointiac Firefly, standard shift and it was a

major pain in the neck to drive up that hill.  You have to get the revs just right or

you were in danger of stalling.  We live on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia

and it is one major hillside in town.  Most of the streets here have BIG hills.  Now,

with the LEAF, we can sail up that hill (or any hill) like a dream.

 

SAM HANSSARD

As a motorcyclist I was convinced to test a 2020 Zero SR/F motorcycle.  It was like being awakened after a year’s long slumber! I knew about instant torque but this is the first time I’ve actually felt it. I’ve been on some very fast motorbikes, and the Zero is not the fastest, but nothing gets you from 35mph to triple digits as quickly as an electric motor! Now I know the secret; electric vehicles are better! Not because they reduce pollution, which is wonderful, not because they are easier to maintain, which they are, but because they do what all gearheads (petrolheads in UK) want to do with every vehicle they own. Go faster in the most exciting way possible! And at a fraction of the fuel cost, I am hooked!

 

MARTY YOUNG

I've had several great experiences in my Volt since buying it in January of this year!  My favorite thing is to give friends, family, and coworkers their first experience with an EV.  I love hearing the "Wow's" and "This is so cool!"

 But the thing I am most looking forward to is coming up next week.  I'll be in Knoxville, Tennessee, participating in my first EV Drive and Ride event!  This event is part of the National Drive Electric Week happening in the U.S. from September 14th through the 22nd.  People can find an event near them by going to DriveElectricWeek.org.

 

LARS HOFFMAN

It is hard to choose Just one, but giving test rides and launches to unsuspecting strangers in my performance Model 3 is a lot of fun

 

MARK WESTON

I would like to be able to either ride in or drive the new Aston Martin Rapid E.

I've always liked Aston Martin might be because I'm a James Bond Fan. I  believe The Rapid E is making an apperence in the new Film No Time To Die?

 

SPARKY

I'm ev curious but I plan on going to National Drive Electric Week that starts on September 14-22 here in the States. They will have a tons of shows around the country so let your listeners know there is probably one near them I'm taking my grandson and it's only 2 hrs away.

 

PHIL MCMILLAN

Last August I was browsing Facebook when I got presented with an avert from Jaguar for an Art of Performance experience focussed on the i-Pace at Millbrook Prooving Ground, a car I’ve been interested in since early 2017 at the ultimate venue. I jumped at it and booked a space and could not wait until the day.

I was not disappointed. The day started with a presentation from Jaguar on the principles of EVs, their journey to designing the i-Pace and how you live with an EV. This was followed by a tour of a cut-out car before a series of experiences including the cone challenge, driving around the High Speed Bowl, the Hill Route and being driven at extreme speed around the inner Handling circuit, passing high performance cars!

 

ANTHONY CARROLL

In 2018, my buddy with a Tesla Model S 90D took me for a ride to experience an electric car for the first time. The instant acceleration had me hooked and giggling like a kid on a roller coaster. Then he let me get behind the wheel and that's when my world changed. I laughed so hard when I floored it that I gave myself an asthma attack. My 2015 fossil car has been a disappointment ever since and every drop of gasoline I use only fuels my passion to make the switch to electric. I'll get there some day.

 

ALEX NELSON

My best experience  with my 2018 long range rwd Tesla Model 3 was my first successful Navigate on Autopilot from Melbourne,  Florida to St. Augustine, Florida this past July.

The interstate I-95 distance is about 129 miles and the car drove the full distance with navigate on autopilot. I set the car to auto lane change without confirmation. It drove, signaled and passed slower cars, merged on & off the highway & handled the busy traffic merging from I-4. A previous trip it did all but the I-4 merging traffic due to construction.

The full trip from my home to my son's home is about 178 miles and the non-interstate highway were driven by autopilot with input from me to signal lane changes, stop & turn at intersections as well as engage & disengage autopilot as needed.

 

BILL

Best experience would be driving people at Fully Charged Live as part of the Tesla Owners Group. A massively positive and uplifting experience. Hopefully can do it again next year.

 

STEFAN K

My favorite EV experience happened last October, two weeks after my parents came to visit.  I picked my parents up in my 2013 Volt. From the moment my Dad got in the car it was a week of questions about EV’s.  I’m use to answering questions about my car through my outreach with my local EV club, but my Father is a retired electrical engineer, so some of the questions I had to look up.

The moment was 2 weeks later when my mother informed me that my father had gotten on the wait list for the EQC. What is so amazing is that my father was until recent a die-hard American Muscle  car owner and has owed mustang’s for the last 20 years.

 

 

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Sep 08, 2019
07 Sep 2019 | AskAvid #1 – Your Technical EV Questions Answered
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What’s your favourite EV experience, or experience you’d like to have?

 

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Sep 07, 2019
06 Sep 2019 | Model 3 Becomes UK’s 3rd Favourite Car, 30k Reservations For ID.3 and New Battery Tech From Williams
20:13

Show #572

 

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Friday 6th September 2019. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story to save you time.

 

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THE PORSCHE TAYCAN IS NOT A TESLA KILLER

"The hot new Porsche Taycan is not a Tesla killer. As soon as it launched, or beforehand, many started comparing it to the Tesla Model S and debates online about which car was better ensued." says Johanna at Clean Technica: "Having other automakers create electric vehicles is a win for Tesla, whose goal is to accelerate our transition to sustainable energy. This is not a threat, but a success. Tesla’s endgame is accelerating the transition to sustainable energy, which benefits all of us globally. When other competitors create their own electric vehicles, what many tout as “Tesla killers” are actually fossil vehicle killers. This is Tesla achieving its goals."

 

And here's where I disagree: "Tesla isn’t just a brand. It’s a level of premium quality. It has been honing that quality in its hardware, software, and customer ecosystem for years."

 

https://cleantechnica.com/2019/09/05/the-porsche-taycan-is-not-a-tesla-killer-its-a-tesla-ally/

 

PORSCHE CONSIDERING ELECTRIC 718 CAYMAN TO EXPAND EV LINEUP

"Porsche grew to prominence by building very small, lightweight sports cars, which begs this question: When will the automaker deliver an EV that honors its history and pedigree?" writes CHristopher Smith at Motor1.com: "We tackled this question yesterday following the Taycan’s debut, suggesting a bold follow-up move for Porsche engineers would be an all-electric 911. Failing that, we suggested a bonkers decision to create a new 914 from the ground up as a small, lightweight (or as light as possible) electric sports car with a relatively inexpensive price point. A report from Auto Express suggests Porsche has something in mind that splits the difference from our musings – a fully electric 718 Cayman. Porsche Deputy Chairman Lutz Meschke allegedly said that an all-electric 911 would be too tough, while the 718 might be just right. While all this talk of high-performance electric sports cars is alluring, in all likelihood the next EV Porsche will be an SUV, specifically the Macan. That update is already confirmed by Porsche as coming for the model’s next-generation in 2021."

 

https://www.motor1.com/news/369073/porsche-considering-electric-718-cayman/

 

PORSCHE IS CLOSE TO SECURING BATTERY SUPPLY DEAL WITH CATL

"Porsche and Chinese lithium-ion battery manufacturer CATL are “in good talks,” according to Michael Steiner, Porsche research and development chief, who admitted also that he meets with CATL management regularly." says InsideEVs: "t seems that the Porsche brand intends to diversify and expand its battery supplier list, since after the Taycan, electrification will become a primary path for the company. The Taycan is equipped with cells produced by LG Chem. CATL highly improved its market position over the past few years and soon with a new plant in Germany, might be the counterweight for Japanese and South Korean manufacturers in Europe."

 

https://insideevs.com/news/368994/porsche-battery-supply-deal-catl/amp/

 

TESLA MODEL 3 STUNS THE UK BY RANKING 3RD IN AUGUST

The UK new car market remained steady in August, with just 1,521 fewer cars registered than in the same month last year. Meanwhile, diesel registrations fell for the 29th month in a row. Zero emission cars saw the biggest percentage growth, up 377.5%, to 3,147 units as new models and some pent up demand boosted registrations.

 

"The UK’s new car registrations rankings from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) in August 2019 proved quite surprising, thanks in no small part to the arrival and apparent success of the Tesla Model 3." reports Simon from Teslarati: "Prior to the Model 3’s arrival, Tesla had only been registering around a few hundred cars a month in Britain, to the point where the company did not even warrant its own separate brand in the SMMT’s monthly rankings. These numbers resulted in the SMMT’s Top 10 list for August 2019 having the “Other” category in third place, just behind the Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen Golf, both of which are more affordable than the Tesla Model 3."

 

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-3-uk-top-10-best-selling-cars/

 

IN AUGUST 2019, PLUG-IN EV CAR SALES IN NORWAY SLIGHTLY DECREASED

"In August, new passenger car registrations in Norway decreased by almost 17% year-over-year, which represents a lower appetite for cars in general." writes InsideEVs: "In such circumstances, passenger plug-in electric car registrations decreased by 3.1% to 5,919. The difference in decline allowed to gain several points of market share - 49.0% compared to 42.1% year ago. There was a chance to avoid this decrease in sales, but the plug-in hybrids are still shrinking quickly:

BEVs: 4,713 (up 13.4%, at 39.0% market share) + 648 ‘used’ + 138 vans (131 new and 7 used) + 0 FCVs"

PHEVs: 1,206 (down 38.2% market share)"

 

https://insideevs.com/news/368793/august-2019-plug-in-car-sales-norway-decreased/

 

VW LOWERS THE PRICE OF THE E-UP IN REVISED VERSION

"Before its premiere at the IAA, VW has announced the price of the new e-Up: The basic list price in Germany is 21,975 euros. This makes the new e-Up, with a range of up to 260 km, somewhat cheaper than its predecessor." according to electrive: "VW already lowered the price of the e-Up from 26,900 to 22,975 euros at the end of last year. According to VW, the renewed price reduction was realised through the economies of scale of mass production. In Germany, purchasers of the e-Up will receive an environmental bonus of €2,000 from the state and a gross subsidy of €2,380 from Volkswagen, bringing the purchase price down to €17,595. In addition, there is a special leasing offer in Germany for the start of advance sales: from 18 September to 31 October 2019, e-up can be leased for 159 euros a month without special payment."

 

https://www.electrive.com/2019/09/05/vw-lowers-the-price-of-the-e-up-in-revised-version/

 

XPENG MOTORS STARTS DELIVERIES OF G3 2020 EDITION

Xpeng Motors kicked off the delivery of its Xpeng G3 2020 Edition EV at the Chengdu Motor Show today, less than two months after the launch of this new enhanced high-performance version of its G3 SUV series.

The G3 2019 model is already China’s most popular EV by the number of sales as well as vehicles insured for an individual model from a new maker for January-July 2019, according to data from the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA).

The G3 2020 model has an extended 520 km NEDC range, giving it the longest range of any compact EV SUV in its class. Powered by a new-generation lithium-ion CATL battery, it has an energy density of 180 Wh/kg, a breakthrough for China’s new EV brands. Its battery pack achieves IP68 waterproof & dustproof rating, the highest by global industry standards. The Xpeng G3 2020 Edition carries a newly upgraded version of XPILOT 2.5, Xpeng’s in-house auto OS specially developed for Chinese road conditions, with new features including TJA (Traffic Congestion Assist) and ICA (Intelligent Cruise Assist), enabling it to perform LCC (Lane Centering Control) functions under both urban driving and highway conditions.

 

VOLKSWAGEN HAS 30K+ RESERVATIONS FOR THE ID.3 1ST EDITION; MOST FROM GERMANY, NORWAY, THE NETHERLANDS, SWEDEN AND UK

"Just before the beginning of the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, Volkswagen has already received more than 30,000 reservations for the ID.3 EV, which will make its world premiere at the event. Most of the pre-bookers live in Germany, Norway, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom." says Green Car Congress today: "Since May this year, potential customers in Europe have been able to place non-binding reservations for a production slot for the limited ID.3 launch edition in return for a registration deposit of €1,000.While the base price of the ID.3 series model in Germany will be under €30,000 (recommended retail price) for the smallest version, the price of the exclusive pre-booking edition ID.3 1ST is under €40,000, in each case before the state subsidy is deducted. The ID.3 1ST has a range of up to 420 kilometers (261 miles) (WLTP)."

 

https://www.greencarcongress.com/2019/09/20190905-id3.html

 

WILLIAMS ADVANCED ENGINEERING LAUNCHES NEW BATTERY TECHNOLOGY AT CENEX LCV2019

Williams Advanced Engineering will be showcasing its latest low-carbon vehicle technologies at Cenex LCV2019. The main focus of the stand will be an innovative battery pack showcasing Williams Advanced Engineering’s Adaptive Multi-Chem technology, which brings together the company’s knowledge from a wide variety of projects, including four seasons as the sole battery supplier to FIA Formula E.

Increasing the energy and power density of batteries is widely regarded as electrification’s greatest challenge. With the industry ramping up production of electric and hybrid vehicles, there is significant demand for new battery technologies. Manufacturers are usually faced with a compromise between energy and power density as they try to minimise the size and weight of battery packs for a target performance level. Williams Advanced Engineering’s Adaptive Multi-Chem technology provides the best of both worlds. It uses a state-of-the-art, bi-directional DC/DC converter to deliver high energy and high power density in a single pack.

 

ALL-NEW PEUGEOT PLUG-IN HYBRIDS: 508 HYBRID AND 508 SW HYBRID WITH UP TO 217 MPG

The latest plug-in hybrid additions to the PEUGEOT range, all-new PEUGEOT 508 HYBRID and 508 SW HYBRID.

Both models use an 11.8kWh battery.

Each 508 HYBRID and 508 SW HYBRID will be available with four driving modes:

 

ZERO EMISSIONS: 100% electric drive for a maximum range of 33 miles in the 508 HYBRID and 32 miles in the 508 SW HYBRID

SPORT: Combines the power from both the 132kW 1.6L PureTech petrol engine and the 80kW electric motor for maximum performance

HYBRID: Switches between electric and engine power for optimised efficiency

COMFORT: Combines HYBRID mode with a softer suspension configuration for improved ride comfort

 

 

 

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05 Sep 2019 | Mercedes Electric S-Series Called EQS, Tesla Tries New Shipping Routes and Lamborghini Hybrid Hypercar
15:08

Show #571

 

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Thursday 5th September 2019. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story to save you time.

 

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MERCEDES-BENZ EQC GETS FIVE-STAR SAFETY RATING FROM EURO NCAP

Euro NCAP released the safety ratings of seven car models including Mercedes-Benz’s first electric SUV the EQC.

The EQC turns out to be very strong in adult and child occupant safety:

 

Adult Occupant - 96%

Child Occupant - 90%

Vulnerable Road Users - 75%

Safety Assist - 75%

 

"Mercedes-Benz enters the all-electric market with the fully-electric compact luxury SUV EQC. This is the first of Daimler’s EQ range, and its rating augers well, with a five-star rating and good all-round performance. The EQC is part of a growing trend towards battery electric vehicles and joins Jaguar’s I-Pace and Audi’s e-tron amongst the cars that Euro NCAP has tested, and Tesla’s Model X, which will be assessed later this year.

 

https://insideevs.com/news/368786/mercedes-benz-eqc-5-star-euro-ncap/

 

MERCEDES-BENZ TEASES EQS ELECTRIC SEDAN

"Mercedes-Benz moves forward with its Mercedes-Benz EQ electric subbrand by teasing a new model ahead of the Frankfurt Motor Show. It appears to be the EQS, which would be an all-electric S-Class counterpart. Electric luxury without compromises." says Motor1.com: "We already saw a few reports about the EQS coming, including spy photos of a camouflaged prototype, but there are no details. For sure we can expect long-range and specs even better than in the case of the Mercedes-Benz EQC - the first in the EQ lineup. 500 km (310 miles) of WLTP range would be a must we guess, just like at least 150 kW charging."

 

https://insideevs.com/news/368703/mercedes-benz-teased-eqs/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=RSS-all-

 

TESLA TRANSPORTS MODEL 3 RHD UNITS TO PHILADELPHIA PORT FOR FASTER UK TRANSIT

"Several semi-truck loads of Tesla Model 3 right-hand-drive (RHD) vehicles are on their way from the company’s headquarters in California to the Port of Philadelphia for transit to UK customers. This alternative route of travel will reportedly provide quicker delivery times than the usual path that takes the all-electric cars around the western part of the country via the Port of San Francisco and through the Panama Canal. Tesla’s strategy could help increase its Q2 2019 delivery numbers and possibly provide cost savings from the shorter delivery distances traveled." reports TEslarati: The quicker transit looks to save about two weeks from Tesla’s shipping time, as detailed in a report published by XAutoWorld. The usual San Francisco to the Port of Zeebrugge (Belgium) route is around 10,600 nautical miles with an average shipping time of 24 days, depending on a few variables. The distance from Philadelphia to Zeebrugge is about 4,000 nautical miles with a travel time of around 10 days."

 

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-transports-model-3-rhd-units-to-philadelphia-port-for-faster-uk-transit/

 

HYUNDAI MOTORSPORT OFFERS SECOND SNEAK PEEK AT FIRST EV RACE CAR

"Hyundai Motorsport is really excited about its first electric car envisioned for racing and released a second video teaser ahead of its unveiling at the Frankfurt Motor Show on September 10." writes Mark Kane for InsideEVs: "The teaser is focused around the power and electricity, which probably heralds hundreds of kW of power and some crazy performance.

 

The video description says:

"He's always said the Hyundai i30 N TCR was like his child.

And now he's created a monster!

FIA WTCR winner Gabriele Tarquini gives life to the first Hyundai electric race car.

All will be revealed on September 10 at IAA in Frankfurt."

 

https://insideevs.com/news/368706/hyundai-motorsport-sneak-peek-ev-race-car/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=RSS-all-

 

MCLAREN RULES OUT ELECTRIC HYPERCAR BECAUSE IT WOULD BE TOO HEAVY

"McLaren has dabbled in electrifying its vehicles before. Remember the P1, McLaren’s limited-edition plug-in hybrid? It’s pictured above. McLaren built 375 examples over about two years and has yet to return to the battery-powered performance. That doesn’t mean McLaren isn’t exploring alternative powertrain options." according to Anthony at MOtor1: "In a new interview with Motoring.com.au, Jamie Corstorphine, McLaren’s global marketing director, said the company is exploring a fully electric offering; however, the company wouldn’t produce one until it could promise it’d be a better sports car. It doesn't want to offer one simply to meet new emission standards or another benchmark. That means McLaren’s pursuit of lightness won’t go away with an electric hypercar. "

 

https://www.motor1.com/news/368722/no-mclaren-electric-hypercar-yet/

 

LAMBORGHINI UNVEILS SUPERCAR WITH SUPERCAPACITORS

"Lamborghini has its “most powerful car ever produced,” the Sián, and they did so by creating a novel hybrid powertrain with supercapacitors. Supercapacitors are unlike electrochemical batteries. They can charge and discharge in just seconds, but the drawback is that most of them have low energy density and can’t store enough energy to be viable for a product like an electric car." writes Fred at Electrek: "Lamborghini, who hasn’t been quick to adopt electric technology, has been at the forefront of using supercapacitors in its supercars. Now the Sián is the latest example of how the automaker is adopting the technology by being “the world-first application of a supercapacitor for hybridization.”

 

Lamborghini says this of their supercapacitor: "It is three times more powerful than a battery of the same weight and three times lighter than a battery producing the same power. Located in the bulkhead between cockpit and engine it ensures perfect weight distribution. The electric system with the supercapacitor and e-motor weighs only 34 kg, thus it delivers a remarkable weight-to-power ratio"

 

https://electrek.co/2019/09/04/lamborghini-sian-supercar-supercapacitors/

 

HONDA E TO APPEAR IN 2 VERSIONS – UP TO 220 KM RANGE

"Honda will present its first electric model for the European market in serial production at the IAA and is teasing photos of the final version in advance. Furthermore, the Japanese manufacturer stated they plan to mention previously unknown details." says electrive: "The electric motor of the Honda e will be available in two power ratings of 100 kW and 113 kW, with a torque of 315 Nm each. The 35.5 kWh battery is intended to provide a range of up to 220 kilometres – Honda had previously mentioned 200 kilometres. The technical data, however, are still internal data of the manufacturer. With these key data and the CCS rapid charging capability, the Honda e certainly offers more than sufficient driving performance for its intended purpose as a commuter vehicle. Honda currently estimates fuel consumption at 18 to 20 kWh per 100 kilometers – even the more powerful BMW i3, which is less aerodynamic due to its height, achieves better values."

 

https://www.electrive.com/2019/09/04/honda-e-to-appear-in-2-versions-up-to-220-km-range/

 

RENAULT UNVEILS UK PRICING AND SPECIFICATION FOR NEW ZOE

The new all-electric Renault ZOE will be available to order from mid-September, with prices starting at just £18,670 and customer deliveries from January 2020.

Seven years after the release of its best-selling predecessors, New ZOE has evolved in quality and technology to offer superior features while remaining affordable.

Up to 245 miles of range – best in the segment

ZOE now also offers fast direct current (DC) charging, in addition to the alternating current charging (AC) options already available at home or on the street. Charging the battery is also made more straightforward by the Renault EASY CONNECT smart services, which allow quick and easy location of charging points.

With the addition of a powerful new R135 100 kW motor option, as well as an entry-level R110 80 kW motor and the inclusion of a new B mode urban driving setting, the New ZOE is even more at home on both the open road and in city.

 

New ZOE Play – from £18,670 OTR* (including PiCG)

New ZOE Iconic – from £20,170 OTR*

New ZOE GT Line – from £21,620 OTR*

 

 

 

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Sep 05, 2019
04 Sep 2019 | Porsche Taycan Special
27:49

 Show #570

 

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PORSCHE TAYCAN REVEALED

 

In the words of company boss Oliver Blume the Porsche Taycan is the start of a new era.

 

2 motors – front and rear axle

93.4kWh battery

270 kW peak charge rate

265 kW regenerative braking capacity

 

761 horsepower 

2-speed transmission

All-wheel drive

Top speed: 161mph

0-62mph: 2.8 seconds

Range: Up to 257 miles   

Time to charger up to 80% capacity: 22.5 minutes

Boot space: 447 litres (front 81 litres, rear 366 litres)

up to 450 km (280 miles) (WLTP)

 

 

 

"The Porsche Taycan is finally here, and the Turbo trim, which is the base model at launch, starts at $150,900 in the United States. Going for the more powerful Turbo S takes the price to $185,000. The online configurator for the Taycan Turbo and Turbo S are already available, and fully loading a Turbo S takes the price to $241,500." according to Motor1.

 

Let's kick off with the Porsche presentation, 40 mins long but don't worry, this is everything you need to know without all the corportate publicity guff or frankly, the truly awful sound glitches and long periods of silences that showed up on the Youtube stream.

 

[megacut]

 

Let's start with an intro from Clint Simone at Motor1.com: [clip]

 

The Verge says: "consider these important specs: the top-end version, the Taycan Turbo S, will have a 93kWh battery pack that gets a WLTP-estimated 450 km (~280 miles) of range. That’s about 40 miles more than the base Tesla Model S. The Taycan’s regenerative braking will feed energy back into the battery at rates of up to 265kW, which is very impressive. Of course, there was no mention of Dieselgate during the 40-plus-minute presentation. Porsche first unveiled the prototype Taycan, then called the Mission E, back in 2015, just a few days before the scandal broke. Since then, Volkswagen, Porsche’s parent company, has made a hard shift into electric vehicles, and the Taycan is the first major push into that new market."

 

A very cool use of a spoiler which I hadn't read anything about in all the preview pieces: [top gear]

 

Talking of stopping, Motor1 has this to say about brakes: "The Taycan's brakes are unlike any ever fitted to a Porsche. They could – and this isn't a joke or an exaggeration – last for 20 to 30 years. That's because the transmission, rather than the physical brakes, handle 90 percent of braking events. The front transmission can apply up to 221 lb-ft (300 Nm) of recuperative torque, while the rear gearbox packs 406 lb-ft (550 Nm). Considering this, we’d argue the physical brakes, featuring dust-reducing tungsten-carbide surface coating, are a bit overkill. Up front, there are 10-piston monoblock calipers clamping down on 16.3-in (415-mm) rotors"

 

Autogefuhl had a look at the app: [clip]

 

And what about the platform which could be used for other VW group cars such as the Audi e-tron GT: "The Taycan arrives on a brand new fully-electric platform known as J1, and will be built in new facilities at Porsche’s Zuffenhausen home in Stuttgart. The battery uses lithium-ion pouch cells, arranged to allow a small well in the floor of the car for rear passenger foot room. The Taycan shares some of its suspension components with the Panamera, and also features four-wheel steering as standard. At low speeds, the rear axle will turn in the opposite direction to the front to promote low speed agility, while at pace they’ll turn together to aid stability.  Three-chamber air suspension with Porsche Active Suspension Management is also included, enabling a softer setup for cruising, a harder setup for performance and track driving, and a lift function for additional ride height. "

 

Edmunds has this to say about the two speed gearbox: [clip]

 

As for the technicals, Autocar say: "Although the Taycan’s 90kWh battery pushes the car’s weight above 2.2 tonnes, the Taycan has the lowest centre of gravity of any Porsche on sale today – and close to the 918 Spyder’s – and weight distribution is a near ideal 49:51. Throttle response is five times quicker than on a combustion engined car, for instance, traction control 10 times faster and torque vectoring front to rear five times faster, while an electronic limited slip differential can respond to wheelslip 50 times faster than a mechanical set-up. Porsche Stability Management can be used, sit in a Sport mode that offers limited intervention or, crucially for enthusiasts, be switched off entirely. "

 

In their conclusion, Autogeful noted Porsche's size and choice of interiors: [clip]

 

Some extras not about the car but about ownership, from Motor1.com: "During the first three years of ownership, the first 30 minutes at Electrify America stations is free for Taycan drivers via the Porsche Charging Service. But while that gives you a place to charge, the Porsche Charging Planner is the real star. Working alongside the navigation system, the Charging Planner does a few key things. First, it looks at the route and plots the shortest, fastest path (we'd classify that as the minimum responsibility of a navigation system, after all) and then continuously monitors conditions along the way. If, though, the Charging Planner realizes the Taycan's battery is going to be a bit low – 13 percent or less – upon arrival, it factors in charge stops, reorienting the route based on where the battery will get the fastest recharge rate. A 50-kW DC charger might be right off the freeway exit, but if there's a 270-kW charger 10 minutes out of the way that will cut the charge time in half, Charge Planner takes that into account when plotting the journey. Once that's settled, the system will also precondition the battery to 68 degrees Fahrenheit, a temperature that allows the fastest of fast charges. With a route engaged, a journey timeline shows when and where to stop, and even how long to charge for."

 

Now we've talked about the Taycan, let's look at the competition with Bloomberg: "Despite all its engineering muscle as the world’s largest automaker, VW has struggled to slow Tesla’s march. The debut of the e-Tron, a challenger to the Model X sport-utility vehicle, was marred by delays and a recall. Tesla chief Elon Musk has meanwhile stretched downmarket with the lower-priced Model 3, which started selling in Europe this year and is about to begin production in China. The technologically refined car will go head-to-head with Tesla’s aging Model S, after Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar and Audi opted for SUVs to kickstart their electric-car offerings. Tesla is facing concerns over whether it can deliver sustainable profits amid waning demand for its older models while sales rise for the cheaper Model 3."

 

https://www.motor1.com/news/368730/2020-porsche-taycan-debut-official/

 

https://www.motor1.com/features/368891/2020-porsche-taycan-configurator/

 

https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/porsche/taycan/92807/new-all-electric-2020-porsche-taycan-bolts-in-with-up-to-750bhp

 

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/motor-shows/new-porsche-taycan-arrives-pivotal-electric-sports-car

 

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-09-04/porsche-unwraps-debut-e-car-in-backdrop-of-water-wind-and-fire?srnd=hyperdrive

 

 

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Sep 04, 2019
03 Sep 2019 | New EV Subsidies For 2020, Three More Electric Minis and The Beginning Of The End For The i8
14:00

Show #569

 

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Tuesday 3rd September 2019. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story to save you time.

 

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SOUTH KOREA ANNOUNCES NEW EV SUBSIDIES FOR 2020

"In the coming year, the South Korean government will provide the equivalent of around 900 million dollars in subsidies for e-mobility. The money will not only be used to subsidise electric and fuel cell cars, but also the associated infrastructure." says Chris Randall for electrive: "The goal is to increase the number of battery electric vehicles on South Korean roads by 71,000 next year and fuel cell vehicles by 10,000. In concrete terms, BEVs will be subsidised by the state government with 8 million won (approx. 6,600 US dollars) in the coming year, each new FCEV will even be subsidised with 22.5 million won (approx. 18,600 US dollars). The significantly stronger support of the FCEV fits into the strategy of the South Korean government that sees hydrogen as a green and promising economic sector. In January this year, the government announced its intention to have 80,000 fuel cell cars on South Korean roads by 2022."

 

https://www.electrive.com/2019/09/02/south-korea-announces-ev-subsidies/

 

BY 2023, MINI PLANS ADDITIONAL ELECTRIC VEHICLES

"It’s hard to argue against the fact that the MINI brand has been extremely successful under BMW’s leadership. Ever since its rebirth in 2000, the MINI brand has grown to become one of the most important premium brands in the world, delivering impressive sales for the BMW Group." according to BMW Blog: "The MINI E was BMW’s first electric car made available to customers, and while it ran only as a pilot in the US and Europe, it paved the way for the BMW i3. Therefore, it’s hard to believe that it took MINI another 8 years to come up with another fully-electric model.  Automobile Magazine reports that by 2023, we should expect three additional MINI electric vehicles. The EVs in question are rumored to be a “super-short-wheelbase MiniMINI, a more compact and prettier replacement for the mainstay three-door version, and a MINI crossover. All three are said to be FWD, use a skateboard-style chassis, and offer a choice of 35- or 50-kWh battery packs."

 

https://www.bmwblog.com/2019/09/01/report-by-2023-mini-plans-additional-electric-vehicles/

 

WILL MILLIONS OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES DISRUPT GERMANY'S POWER GRID?

"Over the coming decade, Germany's electricity grid will need upgrades to enable it to recharge tens of millions of electric cars. Rather than being worried, experts seem to be looking forward to the technical challenge." says dw.com: "On a quiet suburban residential street in Ostfildern, a town a few miles southeast of Stuttgart, 10 households are participating in an experiment that will help shape the future of e-mobility in Germany. The point of the 18-month experiment is to find out what happens when all the households on a typical German street, all of them on the same electricity circuit, drive electric cars. It's a model of the future. How do e-car recharging patterns typically unfold over the course of a week? When do peak loads occur? What kinds of battery storage solutions might be useful for stabilizing grid supply and demand? A 22-kW peak-capacity EV recharging unit was installed in a wall box at each house, and each household was given an e-car for the test's duration, with five VW e-Golf, two BMW i3, and three Renault Zoe e-cars in the mix. In addition, there's a Tesla Model S 75D, which each household will drive for three weeks."

 

https://www.dw.com/en/will-millions-of-electric-vehicles-disrupt-germanys-power-grid/a-50258980

 

THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF THE END FOR THE BMW I8

"This, ladies and gentlemen, is the BMW i8 Ultimate Sophisto Edition – and it makes us really very sad indeed." says TopGear: "The principle source of our sorrow comes from the fact BMW has confirmed the Ultimate Sophisto Edition will be one of the last i8s ever, with production of the hybrid sports car coming to an end for good in April 2020.  This is a real shame. The i8 remains a fantastic car, especially after its mid-life update. With a combined 374bhp from its electric motor and 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine the numbers aren’t huge, but the ride quality and feel are fantastic – plus, it’s just so different to anything else on the market. You’ll also notice a BMW i3S sneaking about in some of the photos above. That too is in the black/copper paint scheme, but for some reason is called the ‘Edition RoadStyle’. There are also no mechanical changes from the standard i3S, so we won’t bore you with any more details.  For now, let’s stick to mourning the impending death of the i8. A carbon-tubbed, hybrid sports car that would do 0-62mph in just over four seconds and still offer 20-25 miles of electric range. Yep, we’ll miss it."

 

https://www.topgear.com/car-news/electric/beginning-end-bmw-i8

 

TESLA MODEL 3 TRACK MODE: DRAINED 250 MILES OF RANGE IN 30 MINUTES

"When Tesla first announced Track Mode for the Model 3, it appeared to be a pretty big deal. However, with Tesla, some topics stay hot for a long time, there's lots of talk from owners, we receive plenty of information, and CEO Elon Musk speaks to the topic repeatedly on Twitter. Other Tesla announcements seem to come and go rather quickly." reports InsideEVs: "In a recent video by YouTube channel Tesla Driver, we see extensive footage of a Model 3 Performance racing at Castle Combe Circuit in Wiltshire, England. The driver engages Track Mode and powers through a whopping 250 miles of range in a mere 30 minutes. While this sounds like a ton of energy use, it's not really that big of a deal. For ease of comparing, let's say the car used its entire battery capacity in 30 minutes (even though the Model 3 Performance has a range over 300 miles).  People who spend time racing gas cars can tell you that it's not uncommon to get 4 to 8 mpg. Let's say a gas tank holds some 12 to 20 gallons. While this is far from scientific, in the best-case scenario (8 mpg and a 20-gallon tank), you'll be filling up after 160 miles."

 

https://insideevs.com/news/367599/video-tesla-model-3-track-mode-burns-range/

 

DEUTSCHE POST SEES INTEREST FROM POTENTIAL PARTNERS FOR EV

"Deutsche Post has received expressions of interest from potential partners for StreetScooter, its electric van business, board member Tobias Meyer said on Friday." and reported by Autonews Europe: "The German postal services group has produced 10,000 StreetScooters but is shying away from making large investments in StreetScooter or taking on risks tied to large-scale vehicle production. Deutsche Post has also installed charging over 13,000 posts”.

 

https://europe.autonews.com/automakers/deutsche-post-sees-interest-potential-partners-ev

 

 

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Sep 03, 2019
02 Sep 2019 | Vegan Steering Wheels, V2G Trials and Rivian’s Show Up Testing
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Show #568

 

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Monday 2nd September 2019. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story to save you time.

 

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GM AND TESLA UNLOCK CONNECTED CAR FEATURES TO HELP WITH HURRICANE DORIAN

"With Hurricane Dorian threatening the East Coast, some automakers are leveraging their networks of connected cars to help out. General Motors is offering its free OnStar Crisis Assist to owners in Dorian-threatened areas, and Tesla will provide free Supercharging and unlock the software-limited range of some of its cheaper models to help its owners flee the storm." reports ArsTechnca: "As is becoming tradition during hurricane season, GM says that its OnStar advisors can help route people away from danger or toward resources like shelter, food, and water; the service can even help with booking hotel rooms where feasible. OnStar-equipped vehicles will get free hands-free calling minutes and data for the cars' LTE hotspots. Similarly, Tesla CEO Elon Musk told a Tesla Model 3 twitter account that his company would again help out with free Supercharging and extra range for some vehicles. For 2017's Hurricane Irma and 2018's Hurricanes Florence and Michael, Tesla temporarily extended the range on Model S and Model X 60D vehicles in hurricane states. These vehicles have identical 75kWh lithium-ion battery packs to the more expensive 75D models, but they are software-locked to just 60kWh."

 

https://arstechnica.com/cars/2019/09/gm-and-tesla-unlock-connected-car-features-to-help-with-hurricane-dorian/

 

TESLA RELEASES A FULLY VEGAN MODEL 3, TO THE DELIGHT OF ANIMAL-LOVERS

"Despite all of its green credentials, the Tesla Model 3 fell down in one area: a leather steering wheel. But not any more. Following pressure from customers and animal rights groups such as PETA, Tesla has decided to make the Model 3 completely vegan, offering a leather-free steering wheel to match the existing 'Tesla Synthetic Material' used in the seating." according to Tech Radar: "The option is not a completely new one; the Model S and Model X have been available with vegan-friendly steering wheels for a little while now. At the company's annual shareholder meeting in June, Elon Musk announced that the interior of the Model 3 would be completely vegan by 2020. It is not only possible to buy a new Tesla Model 3 with a non-leather steering wheel; the company is also offering retrofits which are reported to cost $550 plus $50 labour. Next year's Model Y will also be a fully vegan vehicle."

 

https://www.techradar.com/uk/news/tesla-releases-a-fully-vegan-model-3-to-the-delight-of-animal-lovers

 

NEXT GENERATION OF ELECTRIC CARS HEADING TO EUROPE

"Electric car brand Karma is set to bring its new model to Europe, taking on Tesla to become the leader in luxury electric vehicles." says Euronews.com: "Karma has put a hefty price tag of $135,000 (€123,128) on the model, each of which are bespoke with one-off designs created for each customer. So committed is the brand to becoming a leader in luxury electronic cars that it has hired former Tesla executive, Rogier Kroymans, to coordinate the launch of the 2020 Revero in Europe. Its ‘stealth’ mode is purely electric, allowing for emissions-free travel, while ‘sustain’ turns on the range-extending generator to preserve the battery pack’s power for use when the driver chooses. It also has a ‘sport’ mode that combines the output from the battery pack and the generator for maximum driving performance."

 

https://www.euronews.com/living/2019/09/03/next-generation-of-electric-cars-heading-to-europe

 

VEHICLE TO GRID TECHNOLOGY SET FOR PLYMOUTH PILOT

"Plymouth City Council in the UK is set to implement a pilot project testing the use of vehicle to grid capability with its electric vehicle fleet." reports governmenteuropa.eu: "The council has partnered with technology conglomerate Cisco to trial Cisco’s E-Flex demonstration project, which will implement vehicle to grid technology in the council’s six Nissan Leaf electric vehicles. Each car will be fitted with a bidirectional charger, which allows vehicles to draw electrical charge from the energy grid and then return unused electricity back to the grid when the vehicle is not in use: the technology enables the user to save on costs and reduces pressure on the grid at times of peak charging."

 

https://www.governmenteuropa.eu/vehicle-to-grid-technology/94528/

 

DUTCH GOVERNMENT TREATS 21 MUNICIPALITIES TO SMART EV CHARGERS

"Vehicle-to-grid functions could soon become increasingly important. While policymakers discuss the necessary regulations in other nations, the Netherlands government is motoring ahead with the technology." writes PV Magazine: "By providing a €5 million grant, the ministry is helping install 472 smart chargers with vehicle-to-grid functionality across 21 municipalities. The first smart chargers will be available for public use next year. The ministry said vehicle-to-grid functionality will be made available to various car models, with the Nissan Leaf and Renault Zoe already compatible. The project will enable EV drivers to capitalize on the provision of power to the grid from their batteries at times of peak demand."

 

https://www.pv-magazine.com/2019/09/03/dutch-government-treats-21-municipalities-to-smart-ev-chargers/

 

RIVIAN R1T ELECTRIC PICKUP TRUCK SHOWS UP IN WHITE, COVERED IN DIRT

"The Rivian R1T electric pickup truck was spotted out on an adventure. This truck is dressed in white paint (unlike the silver we've seen on all R1Ts to date), though it's covered in a lot of dirt." says InsideEVs: "Our friends over at Rivian Forums shared these images, as well as some notes, which we've listed below. The trucks are out in Argentina for some testing in extreme conditions (and likely for some filming too, which we'll keep our eyes peeled for). We expect to see a few more changes as the R1T moves from prototype to production, but the truck is very close to production-ready. Unlike the promised $50,000 Tesla truck, Rivian seems to be way more realistic here. In regards to pricing, the Rivian R1T comes in a few different flavors, so the price tag will vary quite considerably.  However, Rivian targets a starting price of $69,000 for the base version of the R1T, but the automaker notes that top-level versions will be sold first and we suspect those will go for well over $100,000."

 

https://insideevs.com/news/368455/rivian-r1t-pickup-truck-off-road-white/

 

ABB IS EMPLOYING AZIPOD FOR HEAVY-DUTY SHIPPING

"ABB has entered a new market segment with its Azipod electric marine propulsion system: The technology group will install the electric propulsion for the first time on board two container cargo ships." according to electrive: "The two ships, to be delivered to Oldendorff Carriers by the Chinese shipyard Chengxi in 2021, will each be equipped with two 1.9 MW Azipod units. These are propeller nacelles mounted under the ship – ABB is one of the six largest manufacturers of such propeller nacelles with the Azipod system. These can be rotated 360 degrees and thus increase manoeuvrability. Each nacelle has an electric motor. However, it does not receive its power from a high-voltage accumulator, but rather from a serial hybrid: the ship’s diesel engine drives a generator that generates the necessary electricity. ABB also supplies the generators, bow thruster motors, transformers, control panels and the energy management system."

 

https://www.electrive.com/2019/09/03/abb-is-employing-azipod-on-heavy-shipping/

 

VOLKSWAGEN E-GOLF GETS £2,765 VALUE BOOST

Volkswagen UK has reduced the price of the e-Golf to £31,075 RRP OTR, which equates to £27,575 after the Government’s Plug-In Car Grant. An OTR price reduction of £2,765 makes the e-Golf an even more value-friendly offering.

Volkswagen’s electric journey doesn’t start and finish with the e-Golf, however. The arrival of the ID.3 electric hatchback in 2020 will see Volkswagen’s much-anticipated electric vehicle plans come to fruition, built upon a purpose-built electric platform, the Modular Electric Drive Kit (MEB). This will underpin a whole range of pure electric ID. vehicles, as Volkswagen aims for electromobility leadership – building electric cars for millions, not millionaires.

 

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Sep 03, 2019
01 Sep 2019 | Ford EVs Will Be Affordably Electric, Renault Zoe Wins In July and New 77kWh Seat Concept Car
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Show #567

 

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Sunday 1st September 2019. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story to save you time.

 

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Finally – took a nail to the new Zoe tyre! Oh no!

 

ESCAPING HURRICANE DORIAN IN AN EV

From Joshua Pritt: "With Dorian pressing in to Florida everyone keeps asking how will I evacuate with my 2018 Nissan Leaf. I have to explain to them that I just don't wait until the day of the storm. As long as you leave a day early and use abetterrouteplanner.com to plan the charging stops I should be fine. I also explain that I could use my 2017 Volt and just drive like a normal gas car and wait in line at the gas stations like everyone else!"

 

NEW FROM AUDI IN EUROPE IN 2020

e-tron S in May, e--tron S Sportback in May and e-tron GT in November 2020.

 

FORD EXEC: ICONIC MODELS TO GO AFFORDABLY ELECTRIC: F-150, MUSTANG

"Autocar recently traveled to Ford's headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan. It gleaned exclusive information about the future of Ford, directly from some of its top executives. The article is packed with insight, information, and many direct quotes." says InsideEVs of Ford's Global Product Development Director for Battery Electric Vehicles, Darren Palmer: "I was unsure at first. For me, electric cars were more about sensible buying than the exciting cars I knew. Then Sherif Marakby, our autonomous vehicle CEO, said, ‘trust me this is going to be the next big development in cars’. When you know them, you’ll love them. And he was right. I just couldn’t believe how good these new cars were. They could do things you’d never do in an ICE [internal combustion-engined] car. They were just better. We’re hitting our biggest icons first, but we have more. And we’ll keep working through them. We decided very carefully where we’d play in the electric car market, and that every one would amplify the characteristics of the model it was based on. Each one had to be extremely desirable, but at an attainable price."“It’s the greatest change and opportunity in the auto industry in 30 years, and probably a lot longer. Today’s performance BEV isn’t just about the electric motor. It’s about software, surprises, over-the-air updates, cleverness, the fact it can learn and anticipate what you want, and makes your life better. It’s an entirely new kind of product. Those who try it will never go back."

 

https://insideevs.com/news/367357/ford-executive-spills-ev-future-details/

 

RENAULT ZOE WINS IN JULY

In Europe: "The big news in July was that the Renault Zoe profited from the expected Tesla off-peak month, winning another monthly trophy, its 4th this year. The French hatchback and Tesla Model 3 have divided all the monthly wins this year (January, April, May, July for Renault, and February, March, June for Tesla)." says CleanTechnica: "With Tesla starting to deliver the Model 3 SR/SR+ versions by now and Renault expected to double the Zoe’s output with the upcoming restyling, do not expect the current status quo to change much, or at least until the VW ID.3 starts to deliver in large volumes, expected by Q2 2020."

 

https://cleantechnica.com/2019/08/30/renault-zoe-wins-in-july-but-tesla-model-3-remains-2019-leader/

 

VW’S SEAT UNVEILS SLEEK NEW MEB-BASED ELECTRIC SUV WITH 77 KWH BATTERY PACK

"Seat, a Spanish automaker owned by Volkswagen, has unveiled a new electric SUV concept with a 77 kWh battery pack based on VW’s new MEB platform under its Cupra brand." says Electrek: "The concept is equipped with “a 77kWh lithium-ion battery pack”, which Seat claims is good for up to 450 km (280 miles), but the figure is based on the WLTP test cycle. It’s not as stringent as the EPA standard. The battery pack is powering 2 electric motors with a combined 225kW (306PS) output. Inside the vehicle, there are 4 sculptural bucket seats and 2 large screens. The prototype of the Tavascan concept is going to debut at this year’s IAA Frankfurt International Motor Show."

 

https://electrek.co/2019/09/02/vw-seat-cupra-meb-electric-suv-battery/

 

VOLKSWAGEN ID.R SETS RECORD ON TIANMEN MOUNTAIN

The ID.R currently holds the records on Pikes Peak (USA) and at the Goodwood Festival of Speed (GB), the electric lap record on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife (D), and now the fastest time for an ascent of Tianmen Mountain in China. The car is the motorsport ambassador for the new, fully-electric range of vehicles from Volkswagen, the ID. family, the first of which – the ID.3 – will have its world premiere on 10 September at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Romain Dumas (F) completed the 99 tight corners on the Tianmen Mountain road in 7:38.585 minutes – faster than ever before.

 

 

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SHAHAD

I live in an apartment with no charging access, so I primarily charge at work.  I plug in for the last few hours of the day after people start going home and chargers open up.  I only need to do this a few days a week to top off.  My work offers free charging so this works very well and I've had to stop at a paid charger once in the past 2 months of owning my EV.  This includes the extra miles I spend driving for Lyft to make the payments, since I hadn't financially been planning on upgrading until my old car unexpectedly died.  I was already EV curious, but your podcast was one of the things that pushed me over the edge on the decision to upgrade, keep up the good work!

 

KARL CRAMER

As a renter I can't charge at home. Luckily work offers free charging, from solar power, and my gym has a nearby parking lot with free charging too. That's my morning and evening charging routine.

 

DOUG VOWLES

Too often parameters and criteria from the gas/petrol world are overlaid on the EV world by non-EV owners, and those wishing to become EV owners. Hence the “How far can you go?” types of questions.  The reality of timely e-sips and the occasional full charge needs to be put out there.  If the new model is understood and internalized by the buying public then perhaps the need for “big range” can take a back seat to every day practicality.

 

JOHN CHRISTENSEN

My wife and I have had our Chevy Bolt for a year in Chicago, Illinois, USA. We have a level 2 EVSE in our garage. Our charging routine changes with the season. In the spring and fall we leave our car unplugged and charge only every other week, because at that time of year the Bolt is much more efficient. But in the summer and winter we leave it plugged in. This is because in the summer our garage gets pretty hot and the Bolt needs to cool the battery and it’s best to leave it plugged in to keep the battery conditioned. Then in the winter it’s the other extreme; it gets super cold and the car then needs to be plugged in to heat the battery. Plus the range drops significantly and we want to get the most range we can then. So it changes season to season.

 

JONATHAN PRICE

As the Zoe became our primary car 4 KW solar was not sufficient to fully power the Zoe along with household consumption, particularly in winter of course.

This summer I upgraded to 8KW solar and a single Powerwall 2 battery ... a large part of which is funded by cumulative FIT payments since 2011.

I’ve added a Zappi hub and extra sensors to tune the battery and car charging and consumption.

With the extra solar I can run my Zoe on sunshine for much more of the year, sometimes dumping excess from the Powerwall too ... 3.5KW from Powerwall plus 3.5KW from Solar even on partly sunny days allows me to charge for free at 7KW on many days ... giving a fast - not rapid - charge boost during the day when needed. Zappi now varies charge rate automatically between about 1.4 and 7KW to avoid any unnecessary consumption from the grid.

Since I had a PW2 installed in mid May my Zoe has been about 85%+ solar power

 

DAVID NYE

Our PHEV has only around 40-45 kilometres of range on battery, so it’s pretty important to top up every night. I use off peak power and charge it after midnight.

We can and sometimes do top up a little at the local shopping centre, though it’s only 3.6kW.

 

SACHA

I’m a city dweller so no home charging like in suburbia ..

- charging once a week or so at supercharger (I got parking at a location with supercharging which happens to be at a transit station).

- SOC 65-85% is normally where I stop

- When traveling I use superchargers only (900 mile trip every  2 weeks , L2 would make a 8h a much longer trip otherwise)

 

ALEX BANAHENE

I started of doing full charge at home every time it got down to about  50 miles but after a year of use I’m happier now to go down to 20 miles or so. Generally this meant charging about once a week which I normally did on a Sunday.

 

EDUARD PERTINEZ

We plug the car (a Kona EV 64kWh) almost every night. It is configured to charge from 1am to 7am and fill up to 80%.

Here in Catalonia you can opt for special night tariffs that are only 8cents of Euro for kWh.

Night tariffs are so cheap because nuclear fussion and wind generation at night surpasses demand. So in fact I am charging my car with recicled energy. It cannot be greener than that!

 

RICHARD

I have a new Zoe that gets 280km between charges. I charge often as I like to park at an EV station when I shop. Tops the car off and I like the designated spot. Never abuse my stay. Win win.

 

JERRY ALLISON

I have owned a model 3 for a year now and I charge the car whenever I can.  This is mostly at Chargepoint stations for an hour or so at a time (equates to 19MPH FREE charge).  I tend to charge if possible when I go out for dinner or lunch.  Some stations provide faster 26MPH charges and are also FREE, mostly because they are city owned and free to the public.  I charge at home about once or  twice a month.  There are 12 solar panels on my roof and they produce approx. 1400 plus watts of electricity.  And if I need to charge at home, I tend to wait for a sunny day.

 

MARK WESTON

When I took delivery of my Hyundai kona electric Premium SE 64kwh I asked that exact question. I was told only to charge to 100% when going on long journeys  at home and on the road to 80%. At home  I charge to 80% run it down to between 20 -10% then recharge back-up. On occasions back-up to 90%. I'm currently charging around every 7-8days. Great show as all ways. Thank you for what you do.

 

 

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Sep 02, 2019
30 Aug 2019 | Three New Plug-In Hybrids, Tesla Upgraded Security and 125 Electric Taxis For London
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BMW LAUNCHES THE NEW X5 XDRIVE45E

With the market launch of the new BMW X5 xDrive45e, the drive portfolio of the Sporty Activity Vehicle (SAV) is now being expanded to include a plug-hybrid system. The second generation of the BMW X5 with electrified drive combines a model-specific in-line 6-cylinder petrol engine featuring BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology with the very latest BMW eDrive technology.

With an electrically powered range of 67 to 87 kilometres in the new WLTP test cycle.

The combustion engine and electric motor deliver their power to an 8-speed Steptronic transmission of the latest generation and the intelligent all-wheel drive system BMW xDrive. In this way, the drive torque is transferred to all four wheels when driving on electric power alone as well as when using the combustion engine or indeed both drive units.

 

Money-saving: Electric driving in urban areas is cheaper than using petrol or diesel if the plug-in hybrid vehicle is charged at home or at the workplace at low cost.

 

Braking is winning: The battery is charged under braking. In conventional vehicles, braking generates only heat and brake dust.

 

The best of both worlds: Plug-in hybrids provide electric driving pleasure in urban areas and classical BMW driving pleasure over longer distances.

 

Better quality of life in cities: By driving on electric power, users can actively contribute to reducing emissions and traffic noise in cities.

 

PEUGEOT 3008 HYBRID4 DETAILS ANNOUNCED

"Peugeot has revealed details of its forthcoming plug-in hybrid - the 3008 GT Hybrid4 - which will feature a range of up to 36 miles on a single charge." reports Chris for Next Green Car:"The new SUV features a 13.2 kWh battery, powering two electric motors, which combine with a 200hp 1.6-litre petrol engine to produce 300hp (220kW). As such, the 0-60mph time is just 5.9 seconds, thanks in part to the all-wheel drive system and eight-speed EAT8 automatic transmission."

 

https://www.nextgreencar.com/news/8738/peugeot-3008-hybrid4-details-announced/

 

TOYOTA RAV4 PLUG-IN HYBRID CAUGHT TESTING AND TOWING BY SPY PHOTOGRAPHERS

"T add Toyota may be planning to soon add a plug-in hybrid version of the new RAV4. Spy photographers for our sister site, MotorAuthority, recently caught a plug-in hybrid version of the RAV4 out testing on public roads overseas. The company has long been a laggard in the movement to sell plug-in vehicles. The only plug-in model it currently sells in the U.S. is the Prius Prime with 25 miles of electric range." according to Green Car Reports: "If the plug-in hybrid uses the same 8.8-kilowatt-hour battery as the Prius Prime, it would likely get far short of the Prius Prime's 25-mile electric range. Although there might be more packaging potential for fitting a larger battery under the floor of the tall crossover. The closest competitors to the RAV4 today are the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, which has a 22-mile electric range, and the Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid, which is rated at 26 miles."

 

https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1124719_toyota-rav4-plug-in-hybrid-caught-testing-and-towing-by-spy-photographers

 

TESLA ROLLS OUT KEY FOB SECURITY UPDATE FOR MODEL S TO ADDRESS RISKS OF CLONING

"Last year, a Tesla Model S key fob was hacked by a team led by Lennert Wouters of Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium (KU Leuven). In the most recent example of their dedication to security, a Bug Bounty find from April this year is now being patched via an over-the-air (OTA) update in 2019.32. The security flaw enabled would-be car thieves to clone a fob in less than two seconds, after which the vehicle could be driven off. Tesla subsequently offered a multi-part fix: PIN to Drive, a software update, and a new fob." Says Teslarati.

 

“We’ve begun to release an over-the-air software update (part of 2019.32) that addresses this researcher’s findings and allows certain Model S owners to update their key fobs inside their car in less than two minutes. We believe that neither of these options would be possible for any other automaker to release to existing owners, given our unique ability to roll out over-the-air updates that improve the functionality and security of our cars and key fobs,” Tesla said in a statement to Wired.

 

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-key-fob-cloning-security-update-ota-software/

 

TESLA SECURES EXEMPTION FROM 10% CHINESE AUTO TAX AFTER MUSK'S VISIT

"Tesla CEO Elon Musk just returned from a multi-day trip to China. According to Bloomberg, the CEO struck a deal that will make Tesla exempt from China's 10-percent automotive sales tax." according to sources at InsideEVs: "Traditionally, China's domestic automakers are able to get such a tax exemption, but foreign automakers haven't been so lucky. Essentially, moving forward, all Tesla vehicles sold in China will qualify for the exemption. It's important to note that the country's ministry has verified this information on its website, though Tesla has yet to comment on the situation. "

 

https://insideevs.com/news/368080/tesla-exempt-china-10-percent-car-tax/

 

TESLA TO UNLOCK EXTRA RANGE AND FREE SUPERCHARGING FOR CARS IN HURRICANE DORIAN’S PATH

"As gas stations in Florida ran out of fuel due to long lines of car owners rushing in to fill up their vehicles before Hurricane Dorian makes landfall, Elon Musk has confirmed that Tesla will offer free Supercharging services and unlock more range for vehicles that are on Dorian’s path. By doing so, Tesla will be able to provide some help to owners who are traveling to escape the upcoming storm." writes Simon at Teslarati: "Amidst Florida’s preparations, a number of gas stations across the state have started experiencing shortages as residents flocked to fill up their vehicles. Images and videos from social media show long lines of vehicles lining up to get gas, as well as stations running out of petrol to sell. Gas shortages have hit West Palm Beach the hardest, with 50% of the stations in the area running out of fuel as of 9 a.m. Friday."

 

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-unlocks-free-supercharging-extra-range-hurricane-dorian/

 

PURCHASE OF 125 NEW ELECTRIC TAXIS WORTH OVER £7MILLION

Sherbet London today announced the purchase of 125 new electric taxis from the London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC). The first 50 cabs, all manufactured in the UK were delivered earlier in August, with the remaining 75 entering service in the next few months. This takes the size of Sherbet’s fleet up to 225 taxis, and is another step towards the aim of expanding its fleet to over 1,000 vehicles over the next three years.

 

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29 Aug 2019 | Porsche Reveals Formula E Car, Chevrolet Bolt Tax Credit Cut Soon and 150kW For Tesla European Superchargers
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Show #565

 

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PORSCHE REVEALS 99X ELECTRIC 2019/20 FE CAR

"Porsche has unveiled the 99X Electric ABB FIA Formula E car for its maiden season in the championship. The car was revealed by Porsche’s 2019/20 FE drivers Neel Jani and Andre Lotterer at the end of an interactive launch event hosted on livestream gaming platform Twitch that took place over four hours at the Porsche Digital GmbH premises in Ludwigsburg." reports Motorsport.com: "The 99X Electric features Porsche’s traditional motorsport colours of white, black and red. It is named in Porsche’s usual fashion – with the three digits representing Porsche’s racing cars and two-door road machines. Porsche has been gearing up for its FE debut – its first major international competition entry since it left the LMP1 class of the WEC at the end of 2017 – by working through its allotted 15 days of private FE manufacturer-allocated testing."

 

https://www.motorsport.com/formula-e/news/porsche-reveals-99x-electric-car/4522789/

 

CHEVROLET BOLT EV TAX CREDIT TO BE FURTHER REDUCED IN OCTOBER

"The federal electric vehicle tax incentive on the Chevrolet Bolt EV will be reduced from $3,750 to just $1,875 as of October 1st, 2019." says GMAuthority.com: "Late last year, General Motors announced that it had sold 200,000 vehicles eligible for the federal tax incentive program. Once a manufacturer reaches this milestone, customers no longer qualify for the full $7,500 federal tax credit, with the incentive reducing by 50 percent six months later and then down to 25 percent another six months after that. Not only will acting now allow you to capitalize on the higher $3,750 incentive instead of the smaller $1,875 one, there are also some steep discounts being offered on 2019 model year versions of the vehicle. Autoblog reports that Chevrolet Bolt EV buyers are seeing steep discounts of up to $9,000 this month, representing nearly a quarter of the car’s original MSRP. For 2020, the hatchback gets an EPA-certified driving range of 259 miles combined, representing an increase of 21 miles over the 2019 model year. That means the base Bolt EV has superior range to the base Tesla Model 3 and also matches the range of the well-received Hyundai Kona EV."

 

http://gmauthority.com/blog/2019/08/chevrolet-bolt-ev-tax-credit-to-be-further-reduced-in-october/

 

TESLA JUICES EUROPEAN SUPERCHARGERS TO 150 KILOWATTS

"European Tesla owners will spend a little less time at Supercharger stations the next time they top off the battery. After a Twitter user noted the charge rate, Tesla confirmed the upgrade with a retweet." reports Roadshow by CNET: "Most of the chargers across the Old Continent are now operating at 150 kW with a few in the United Kingdom at 130 kW. Here in the US, the V2-generation chargers operate at 120 kW. Tesla previously said this past March it would unlock 145 kW from US-based Superchargers in the weeks to come. It's unclear how many of the stations are running the boosted power, if any. The fact Europe's power boost is online may be a sign Tesla is readying the upgrade for the US, but we're also awaiting Tesla's V3 Supercharger stations. The next-generation chargers promise charging rates of 250 kW per car -- no need to split power with a car in the adjacent stall."

 

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/tesla-supercharger-europe-charging-time/

 

PRICES TO DROP ON THE VW E-GOLF

"VW has lowered the price of the e-Golf  in Germany. As electrive was able to find out, Volkswagen will be successively lowering the price of the e-Golf in other European countries as well, with the exact amount always depending on the respective market." says electrive: "In Germany, the electric city car now costs only 31,900 euros instead of 35,900 euros according to the configurator. The base price in Germany will thus fall by 4,000 euros."

 

https://www.electrive.com/2019/08/29/prices-to-drop-on-the-vw-e-golf/

 

TESLA SHOWCASES FIRST MODEL 3 MADE IN CHINA

"As rumored yesterday, Tesla really presented at the 2019 World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai the first Model 3 produced at the Gigafactory 3. The Model 3 was accompanied at the stand by a Supercharging stall and Powerwall energy storage product." says InsideEVS.

 

https://insideevs.com/news/367744/tesla-shows-first-model-3-made-china/

 

Tweets from @JayInShanghai

 

Tesla's Booth at World Artificial Intelligence Conference (Shanghai, China). Showcasing Made in China @Tesla Model 3 and Supercharger Stall.

 

Camouflage Model 3 parked outside Tesla Service Centre in Baoshan, Shanghai. Any idea why they put camouflage wrap on?

 

Biggest news from Tesla China 🇨🇳, all vehicle received a sale tax exemption. Here is a video posted online by Tesla Sales in China.

 

WORLD’S LARGEST ALL-ELECTRIC FERRY ENTERS REVENUE SERVICE IN DENMARK

"Ellen, the most powerful all-electric ferry in the world, has completed sea trials, survived shakedown cruises, celebrated its maiden voyage, and has now entered revenue service on the 22-mile route between the cities of Søby and Fynshav, on the islands of Ærø and Als in southern Denmark." writes CleanTechnica: "That voyage is seven times longer than any other e-ferry route, according to Electric & Hybrid Marine. The Ellen can carry 200 passengers as well as 30 cars or 5 trucks.There are no backup diesel or gasoline engines on board the Ellen. Instead, there is an enormous 4.3 MWh battery supplied by Leclanché powering two 750 kW electric main propulsion motors and two 250 kW auxiliary motors for maneuvering. The battery system uses high energy G-NMC lithium-ion cells with safety features such as a bi-cellular laminated design and ceramic separators."

 

https://cleantechnica.com/2019/08/29/worlds-largest-all-electric-ferry-enters-revenue-service-in-denmark/

 

VATTENFALL AND NEWMOTION SIGN ROAMING AGREEMENT

Vattenfall, the Swedish energy group, and NewMotion, the European smart charging solutions provider, have taken a major step towards offering a hassle-free charging experience for UK drivers after signing a new roaming agreement.

 

The agreement is due to start in September and will improve electric vehicle drivers’ UK EV charging options by offering access to over 400 public charging points operated around the UK via a single app or charge card. Both companies are looking into the possibility to expand the partnership further.

 

BYD CLOSE TO BATTERY SUPPLY DEAL WITH AUDI

"Volkswagen AG’s Audi luxury-car brand is in talks to add China’s BYD Co. as a supplier of batteries used in its premium electric vehicles, according to people familiar with the matter." according to Bloomberg today: "Negotiations with Warren Buffett-backed BYD, China’s top electric-car manufacturer and No. 2 auto-battery supplier, are at an advanced stage, the people said, asking not to be identified because the talks are private. BYD is also in discussions with other automakers about battery-supply deals, one of the people said. There’s no guarantee that an agreement with Audi will be reached, the people said."

 

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-08-29/buffett-backed-byd-close-to-battery-supply-deal-with-vw-s-audi

 

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Aug 30, 2019
28 Aug 2019 | Tesla Car Insurance Starts, Audi e-tron 50 Prices and Chevy Corvette C8 Hybrid
12:15

Show #564

 

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Wednesday 28th August 2019. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story to save you time.

 

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TESLA STARTS SELLING ITS OWN CAR INSURANCE IN CALIFORNIA

"Tesla on Wednesday announced that it is now offering Tesla Insurance to customers in California. The company said its offering may be as much as 30% less than other insurance plans, although it did not provide specific costs." reports CNBC: "Tesla Insurance is only available in California to start, but the company said it will “expand to additional U.S. states in the future.” Tesla customers in California can get a quote in as little as a minute, and those who have already ordered cars can request a quote with their vehicle identification number. Tesla Insurance can be canceled at any time, Tesla said."

 

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/28/tesla-starts-selling-its-own-car-insurance-in-california.html

 

FEDS TESTING CAMERAS TO REPLACE SIDEVIEW MIRROR

"The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration takes a step into the motoring future by announcing a test of how side-mounted cameras could replace conventional mirrors. The agency specifically wants to know how the tech affects driving behavior and lane changes, according to Reuters." picked up by Chris Bruce for Motor1.com: "Sideview camera systems are already available on a few models in Europe in Japan, but regulations currently keep the tech off of American roads. NHTSA doesn't yet offer a time frame for when the agency could modify the rules to allow them in the U.S. The Honda E will come standard with side-mounted cameras upon its arrival in Europe in 2020.Audi embraces the tech on its E-Tron electric crossover. European models are available with optional side-view cameras. Like the competing systems, drivers can select the view that they prefer from them."

 

https://www.motor1.com/news/367566/side-camera-nhtsa-testing/

 

AUDI E-TRON 50 IN NORWAY PRICED 25% LOWER THAN E-TRON 55

"Audi announced in Norway prices of the e-tron 50, a slimmed-down version of the e-tron 55 with only a 71 kWh battery instead of 95 kWh. As it turns out, the Launch Edition at 499,000 NOK (€49,940/$55,432) is about 25% cheaper than the e-tron 55 (662,900 NOK) which is about exactly the same as the difference in battery capacity (24 kWH or 25%) and range (300 km or 408 km WLTP)." reports Mark Kane for InsideEVs: "Interesting finding from Teslarati is also that the e-tron 50 is now comparably priced to the Tesla Model 3 Performance (499,900 NOK), which however can go up to 530 km (329 miles) under WLTP test cycle. In U.S. Audi e-tron 55 starts at $74,800 (before destination charge and federal tax credit deduction), which means that the e-tron 50 might start at $56,100 with over 150 miles of EPA range (if it will be offered)"

 

https://insideevs.com/news/367683/audi-e-tron-50-priced-25-lower-e-tron-55/

 

RENAULT’S SECRET CALENDAR REVEALS TWO NEW BEVS

"In the newest Renault’s secret calendar, we can see the already announced arrival of the Renault ZOE 2 scheduled for September, but also two new BEVs (Battery Electric Vehicles) for the coming years. The first comes in 2021 and it’s a compact SUV." Pedro at Push EVs says: "I imagine it as an electric version of the Renault CAPTUR II, aiming to become an alternative to the Hyundai Kona Electric, Kia e-Soul and DS 3 CROSSBACK E-Tense. The upcoming BEVs from Renault will be built on the new CMF-EV platform shared with other Alliance’s partners, such as Nissan and Mitsubishi. Meaning that we’ll see similar electric cars from other Alliance’s members. For example, Nissan is considering to have an electric version of the upcoming Nissan Juke 2."

 

https://pushevs.com/2019/08/28/renaults-secret-calendar-reveals-two-new-bevs/

 

CHEVY CORVETTE C8 HYBRID POSSIBLY SPIED FOR THE FIRST TIME

"Rumors of a Chevy Corvette C8 hybrid have been swirling for months, long before the mid-engine offering debuted last month. A day after the reveal, a member of the Corvette team only stoked the fires of speculation about a hybrid model. Now, a new video from the TFLnow YouTube channel shows two Chevy Corvette C8 prototypes with orange electrical cords sticking out from the front trunk. They’re not subtle at all, the orange cords all but calling attention to themselves against the black and white camouflage." says Motor1.com: "The video comes as Car and Driver published a report about future Corvette models, including the long-rumored hybrid offering. According to the publication, Chevy will put a powerful electric motor where the front trunk is located."

 

https://www.motor1.com/news/367673/c8-corvette-hybrid-spied-video/

 

SEAT ANNOUNCES PLUG-IN HYBRID VERSION OF TARRACO LARGE SUV

"SEAT announced a world premiere of a plug-in hybrid version of its largest SUV - Tarraco and a new sporty FR trim at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show. The Tarraco FR PHEV, just like the CUPRA Formentor, will be equipped with a 13 kWh battery, which is promised to translate into more than 50 km (31 miles) of all-electric range." according to InsideEVs: "Also, the front-wheel-drive powertrain with a 1.4-liter gasoline engine and 85 kW electric motor is the same. According to provisional specs, the Tarraco FR PHEV will accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.4 seconds.The production will take place at the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg, Germany. SEAT intends to start taking orders for the Tarraco FR PHEV in 2020."

 

https://insideevs.com/news/367515/seat-tarraco-fr-phev-large-suv/

 

NEW IONIQ ELECTRIC GETS MORE RANGE

As of its launch in 2016, IONIQ was the world’s first car planned from the start to offer three electrified powertrains – hybrid, plug-in hybrid and full electric. The IONIQ is now already upgrading its offer, with added technological features and a refreshed look. Drivers of the new IONIQ Electric can also enjoy 36% added energy capacity and real-world 311-km range of thanks to an upgraded 38.3-kWh battery. Its e-motor delivers a maximum power of 136 PS and 295 Nm of torque and is fitted standard with a 7.2-kW on-board charger - an upgrade from current 6.6-kW – for Type 2 AC charging. Using a 100-kW fast-charging station, the battery can reach 80% charge in as little as 54 minutes."

 

https://www.hyundai.news/uk/press-kits/new-ioniq-electric-gets-important-enhancements/

 

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27 Aug 2019 | Polestar Opens New Production Centre, Elon Musk’s Rumoured Unveiling and Upgraded VW Plug In Hybrids
15:04

Show #563

 

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POLESTAR OPENS NEW PRODUCTION CENTRE IN CHINA

Polestar, the electric performance brand, today opens its first production facility, a key milestone for the rapidly growing car company.  The new Polestar Production Centre in Chengdu, China, sets a new industry benchmark in electric vehicle manufacture and will produce the Polestar 1 – an exclusive, carbon fibre-bodied Electric Performance Hybrid. The facility, which has been completed on schedule, will produce vehicles for both China and global export markets with first customer deliveries expected before the end of 2019.

The inauguration underlines China’s maturing industrialisation, an improving reputation for quality manufacturing, and, crucially, access to the right skills.

Five hundred Polestar 1 cars are planned to be built per year in the new Chengdu facility, with a total of 1,500 planned over a three year production cycle.

 

https://www.polestar.com/press-release/2019/08/27/polestar-announces-world-manufacturer-identifier-and-opens-new-production-centre-in-china

 

ELON MUSK IS RUMORED TO UNVEIL FIRST CHINA-MADE TESLA MODEL 3 AT EVENT THIS WEEK

"Tesla CEO Elon Musk is going to Shanghai later this week, and he is now rumored to unveil the first China-made Tesla Model 3 at an event on Thursday." reports Fred at Electrek who does say you should take this one with a pinch of salt: "On Thursday, Musk is set to kick off the World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) in Shanghai with a fireside chat with Alibaba cofounder Jack Ma. Musk confirmed that he also plans to launch a Chinese division of his Boring Company during the trip. Both of those things don’t have much to do with Tesla, but Shanghai is also where Tesla is currently building Gigafactory 3, the automaker’s first Chinese factory. Now local media reports are suggesting that Musk also plans to unveil the first China-made Tesla Model 3 at the WAIC."

 

https://electrek.co/2019/08/27/elon-musk-tesla-china-made-model-3-rumor/

 

THE UPGRADED VW PLUG-IN HYBRID

"The Volkswagen Passat GTE has been given an EV range boost thanks to a larger capacity lithium-ion battery pack." reports CarAdvice.com.au: "The Passat GTE's battery capacity has been boosted from 9.9kWh to 13kWh. Electric-only driving range under the WLTP standard is now rated at 56 kilometres for the sedan, and 54km in the wagon. With this boost in battery capacity, Volkswagen claims the Passat GTE is capable of completing most commutes around major European cities without any tailpipe emissions. The rest of the drivetrain remains unchanged with a 115kW 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine and an 85kW electric motor built into the six-speed dual-clutch transmission."

 

https://www.caradvice.com.au/787212/2020-volkswagen-passat-gte-gains-bigger-battery/

 

FARADAY FUTURE RUMORED TO RESTRUCTURE

"Embattled Chinese electric vehicle maker Faraday Future (FF) has added another chapter to its tumultuous history, as the company is rumored to be restructuring its organization and CEO Jia Yueting will step down as the firm’s leader." according to PenDaily.com: "Following FF’s very public break up with the Chinese real estate giant and lead financier, Evergrande Group, the electric vehicle company lacked the funds to continue much of its operations. FF was forced to lay off many employees and sell its Los Angeles headquarters. With Jia stepping down as the leader of the firm, the company should be able to try and revive itself, whether that is via a joint venture partnership or some other type of structural reorganization."

 

https://pandaily.com/faraday-future-to-restructure-ceo-to-step-down/

 

BMW IX3 TO BE AVAILABLE IN EUROPE FIRST IN 2020

"As we approach 2020, the picture of BMW iX3 market launch becomes clearer. This new model, actually the first with the 5th EV generation drivetrain from BMW, is scheduled for production in China in 2020 by BMW Brilliance Automotive joint venture in Shenyang." so says InsideEVs: "Unofficially, the first version of the iX3 will be rear-wheel-drive with a 75 kWh battery pack named sDrive75. With more than 200 kW of power, probably up to around 200 miles of real-world range and 150 kW DC fast-charging capability, the most important factor will be the price - it must be competitive with the highly anticipated Tesla Model Y. sales to start in 2020 in Europe, then also in China and North America"

 

https://insideevs.com/news/367360/bmw-ix3-first-in-europe/

 

ELECTRIFIED ICEBREAKER REACHES NORTH POLE

"A Norwegian Coast Guard icebreaker equipped with ABB’s Azipod electric propulsion system has reached the North Pole as part of an international environmental research expedition." according to electrive: "The KV Svalbard, built in 2001, was on its way in Arctic waters as part of the Coordinated Arctic Acoustic Thermometry Experiment (CAATEX). The expedition aims to place seabed sensors with which scientists could monitor water temperatures in Arctic waters. Such sensors at and around the North Pole are now expanding the researchers’ database."

 

https://www.electrive.com/2019/08/26/electrified-icebreaker-reaches-north-pole/

 

WORLD PREMIERE FOR “NEW VOLKSWAGEN” AT THE FRANKFURT MOTOR SHOW

At this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, the Volkswagen brand is celebrating two world premieres. In addition to the full-electric ID.3, the brand is presenting its new logo and its new brand design to the public under the motto of “New Volkswagen”.

With the new brand design, “New Volkswagen” will become visible and perceptible in the design of the vehicles, in customer contacts and in the corporate presentation as a whole. The objective is to create a new 360° customer experience that is modern and fascinating throughout the world and across all channels.

 

SONNEN, ROCKY MOUNTAIN POWER TO DEPLOY 12.6MWH VIRTUAL POWER PLANT

"Rapidly-globalising energy storage company Sonnen has teamed up with utility Rocky Mountain Power to take its virtual power plant concept to the US state of Utah."  writes energy-storage.news: "an apartment complex of 600 homes in Herriman, Utah, will be equipped with 5MW of solar PV and a total of 12.6MWh of battery energy storage, aggregated together from individual units in each apartment. When it is completed by the end of December 2020, with residents set to start moving in this September, Sonnen’s Utah project is claimed to be the “largest fully installed and operational residential battery demand response solution in the United States”.

 

https://www.energy-storage.news/news/sonnen-rocky-mountain-power-to-deploy-12.6mwh-virtual-power-plant-in-utah

 

VATTENFALL & MHI VESTAS INAUGURATE 407 MEGAWATT HORNS REEF 3 OFFSHORE WIND FARM

"Swedish energy group Vattenfall and offshore wind turbine manufacturer MHI Vestas joined with the Crown Prince of Denmark and Danish Prime Minister last Thursday to open the country’s largest offshore wind farm, the 407 megawatt Horns Reef 3." says CleanTechnica: "Vattenfall won the right to construct Horns Reef 3 back in 2015 and the first foundation was laid in October 2017. The first electricity was delivered just over a year later and it is now delivering electricity equivalent to the needs of approximately 425,000 Danish households. Built using the world’s currently most powerful wind turbine platform — MHI Vestas’ 8.3 MW V164 model (soon to be succeeded by a number of more powerful turbines) — Horns Reef 3 is delivering electricity at one of the cheapest prices in Europe"

 

https://cleantechnica.com/2019/08/26/vattenfall-mhi-vestas-inaugurate-407-megawatt-horns-reef-3-offshore-wind-farm/

 

CLAIMS DATA POINTS TO HIGH-END ELECTRIC CAR RISKS: AXA

"Electric luxury cars and sport utility vehicles (SUVs) may be 40% more likely to cause accidents than their standard engine counterparts, possibly because drivers are still getting used to their quick acceleration, French insurer AXA said." and reported by Reuters: "The numbers, based on initial trends from claims data and not statistically significant, also suggest small and micro electric cars are slightly less likely to cause accidents than their combustion engine counterparts, AXA said at a crash test demonstration on Thursday. Half of electric car drivers in a survey this year by AXA had to adjust their driving to reflect the new acceleration and braking characteristics."

 

https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-autos-insurance/claims-data-points-to-high-end-electric-car-risks-axa-idUKKCN1VC1R4

 

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26 Aug 2019 | Tesla Model 3’s Seen In China Gigafactory, Chevy Bolt Wins Affordability and Bollinger Off Roader Reveal
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PRODUCTION OF TESLA MODEL 3 IN GIGAFACTORY 3 IN CHINA HAS BEGUN

"A new set of images and videos were recently leaked online showing that the Tesla Model 3 has already entered the production phase. The leaked details reveal that the big T is now making the necessary preparations for the trial production runs of the Tesla Model 3 in Gigafactory 3." according to BusinessTimes.cn: "Significantly, the leaked photos reveal images of a couple of partly-built Tesla Model 3 in the assembly line. We have no information if the panels of the two sedans were made on-site or if the electric vehicles were only assembled from shipped components. But, it still goes to show that Gigafactory 3 is now operational and seems to be starting trial assemblies for the Tesla Model 3."

 

https://en.businesstimes.cn/articles/117766/20190827/production-of-tesla-model-3-in-gigafactory-3-in-china-has-begun.htm

 

EUROPE PLUG-IN SALES FOR 2019 H1

"Plug-in vehicle sales in Europe reached 259 000 units in the first half of 2019, 34 % higher than for 2018 H1. These include all Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) and Plug-in Hybrids (PHEV) in EU and EFTA countries, passenger cars and light commercial vehicles." reports Roland Irle, EV-volumes.com: "Demand and supply experiences a profound shift towards pure electric vehicles (BEV). While their share in plug-in sales was 51 % for 2018 H1, it has increased to 68 % for 2019 H1. The change reflects the introduction of the more stringent WLTP for fuel economy ratings, changes in taxation/grants promoting more BEV uptake and better supply of long-range BEVs. Germany and the Netherlands were the strongest growth contributors, in terms of volumes. Germany has become the largest market for plug-ins in Europe, displacing Norway to the #2 position for the first time. Norway is still the word leader in EV uptake, with a share of 47 % in this year's light vehicle sales, up 10 %-points from 2018 H1."

 

And it pains me to say: "Among the top-15 markets, UK is the only one in reverse this year. PHEVs lost their subsidies and BEV get 1000 GBP less than last year. The UK plans to set the BIK (Benefit In Kind) for company car taxation to zero for BEVs, starting in April 2020. This will postpone many BEV purchases to next year in the UK. Meanwhile, neighbour Ireland has become the fastest growing plug-in market in Europe."

 

Why is BIK at 0% such a big deal? "If you have a company car which is made available for private use (i.e you take it home in the evenings and at weekends), the taxman will apply a benefit-in-kind value to the vehicle. To work out the BIK value of a company car, you multiply the car’s P11D value by the percentage banding the car sits in."

 

Example, a car costs £40,000, it emits 125g/CO2 per km, and is therefore in band 30%, that's £12,000. You then take £12,000 and multiply it by your personal tax band, if you pay 40% tax, then you're paying £4800 every year to the taxman for the privilege of taking that car home at night. Oh and there's an extra 4% tax for diesel.

 

And it gets better, because for EV's only: "the cost of the car could be deducted from the salary pre-tax to pay for a vehicle on the scheme, with the employee effectively paying tax only on the BIK charge."

 

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https://www.parkers.co.uk/company-cars/what-is-bik/

 

2020 CHEVY BOLT IS U.S.’ MOST AFFORDABLE EV PER MILE OF RANGE

"After Chevrolet announced the 2020 Bolt EV range and price at 259 miles (417 km) and $37,495 (including $875 destination fee), it now has the lowest price (MSRP + destination charge) per mile of EPA range.

 

The 2020 Bolt EV is #1 at $145 per mile, which is $2 less than the Hyundai Kona Electric and $13 less than the previous 2019 model year Bolt EV." says InsideEVs: "Chevrolet intends to start selling the 2020 Bolt EV this year, but it's rather unlikely we'll see it in Q3, which means we should stick with $135 per mile because that accounts for an extra $1,875 Federal Tax Credit. Of course, another thing is the real world price per mile, after including all the discounts from manufacturer and dealers, but that's untraceable."

 

https://insideevs.com/news/366829/chevrolet-bolt-most-affordable-evs-per-mile/

 

PORSCHE TAYCAN CROWNED FASTEST FOUR-DOOR EV AT THE NURBURGRING

"Porsche is once again demonstrating the performance benefits to embracing electrification with the upcoming Taycan. Ditching the combustion engine altogether, the pure electric vehicle has set a new record for four-door EVs at the Nürburgring by lapping the famous German circuit in 7 minutes and 42 seconds." according to Motor1.com: "Porsche specifies the vehicle used for the record-breaking run was the range-topping variant with dual electric motors, one for each axle. Equipped with all-wheel drive and all-wheel steering, the EV riding on 21-inch wheels offered more than 600 horsepower at the driver’s disposal."

 

https://www.motor1.com/news/367076/taycan-four-door-ev-nurburgring-record/

 

VOLKSWAGEN ID 4X SPY SHOTS REVEAL CROZZ

"The model that’s leading Volkswagen’s electric-car push—and what Volkswagen has called the replacement for the e-Golf, the city-focused ID 3 hatchback, isn’t coming to America." says Bengt for Green Car Reports: "the U.S. will be getting the second model, a rugged-themed, somewhat taller crossover hatchback based on the ID Crozz concept from 2017. Size-wise, it’s one of the most popular segments of the market, comparable to the Ford Escape, Toyota RAV4, or Honda CR-V—or the Tesla Model Y.  While the ID 3 will offer three different battery packs—48, 62, and 82 kwh (45, 58, and 77 kwh usable capacity)—we expect only the top two to be offered in the ID 4X. U.S. rated range has not been estimated as of yet, but both will have 100-kw CCS DC fast charging."

 

https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1124726_volkswagen-id-4x-spy-shots-reveal-production-direction-for-crozz-electric-crossover

 

NIU PLANS NEW AFFORDABLE ELECTRIC MOPED BRAND GOVA STARTING AT AROUND $422

"NIU sold nearly 100,000 electric scooters worldwide last quarter, has expanded its sharing programs into over a dozen countries including the United States, and has shown Q2 revenue of US $74.8 million with a year-over-year growth of 38%." reports Micah Toll for electrek: "While NIU’s high-tech, connected scooters are firmly planted in the premium electric scooter category, the company also wants to target the medium-level scooter market. To do so, the company is at work on three different mid-range electric scooters for its new Gova line: The Gova G1, Gova G3, and Gova G5. NIU expects the G1 to debut in the price range of US $422-$563. To reach such low prices, the Gova line won’t contain many of the smart features that make NIU’s main line of electric scooters so connected."

 

https://electrek.co/2019/08/25/niu-gova-electric-moped-scooter/

 

TESLA SCOUTING NEW FACTORY LOCATIONS IN GERMANY

"German newspaper Rheinische Post reported on August 25 that representatives from Tesla have been scouting locations for a possible European factory in the state of North Rhine–Westphalia, which is located in western Germany and shares a border with the Netherlands and Belgium" says CleanTechnica today: "Representatives of the government and of Tesla have declined to elaborate further on the subject."

 

https://cleantechnica.com/2019/08/26/tesla-scouting-new-factory-locations-in-germany/

 

BOLLINGER'S BOXYLICIOUS OFF-ROADING EVS WILL BREAK COVER ON SEPTEMBER 26

"New York-based Bollinger Motors once looked like it would beat automakers big and small to the electric off-roader segment. Rival Rivian stole its thunder by presenting two head-turning concept cars during the 2018 Los Angeles auto show, but Bollinger is ready for a tussle. It's fine-tuning its first prototypes, and it will present them to the public on September 26." writes Autoblog: "The truck depicted in the 50-second long clip is only partially assembled, but we can tell it hasn't changed much visually in its transition from a .jpg to a test mule. It still looks like a retro-inspired, cinder block-shaped Jeep Wrangler-Land Rover Defender cross packed with clever features, including a pass-through that stretches from the frunk to the trunk, six individual removable roof panels, and lots of storage compartments."

 

https://www.autoblog.com/2019/08/26/bollinger-motors-electric-b1-suv-b2-truck-unveiling-scheduled/

 

 

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25 Aug 2019 | Australian & NZ Tesla Model 3 Deliveries Begin, NIO Deliveries Update and Question Of The Week Answers
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Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Sunday 25th August 2019. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story to save you time.

 

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AUSTRALIAN & NZ TESLA MODEL 3 DELIVERIES BEGIN!

From Geoff Lowe, Director Infotools.com: "Hi Martyn, Just took delivery of one of the first two Model 3s in New Zealand. Another very happy looking chap started his induction just before me. I love it! Great delivery experience. I think the Tesla team were as excited as me!"

 

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@aaronrgreen: "Successful collection today at midday. We were the 5th NZ/AU car and 3rd performance. Just arrived in Hamilton have recorded all the experience so will edit and upload soon. Final stop Taupo tonight at destination hotel / charger."

 

From John Horblow in New Zealand, because as I've just done news on Australia I feel that I should read out his email from Thursday: "Hi Martyn. We use to live in the UK, the brits alway took notice of their fravorite nephew Australia but never mentioned little chap New Zealand. You mentioned fast chargers in Australia last week & have mentioned aussie a number of times in the past.

Have you ever checked out whats happening in NZ re our fast charger network?

Zoom in on the map and take a look at whats under construction in the capital Wellington...

https://charge.net.nz/map/

p.s. NZ EV community is 95%  2nd hand Japaneese and UK  Nissan Leaf"

 

TESLA STARTS SELLING MODEL 3 IN EASTERN EUROPE

"Tesla has announced its expansion to Eastern Europe and opened sales for the Model 3 in selected countries. Electric car buyers in Poland, Romania, Slovenia and Hungary may now order their Tesla online." reports Electrive: ""An open question also remains, where and how Tesla will service these electric cars as the announcement came as a tweet with just the basic information.However, the opening of a Tesla store in Budapest is planned, and people in Poland have been buying Teslas for some time. A view on the Tesla map shows an open service centre in Warsaw indeed and one in the Czech capital of Prague as well."

 

https://www.electrive.com/2019/08/25/tesla-starts-selling-model-3-in-eastern-europe/

 

NIO DELIVERED 673 ES6 IN JULY

"NIO is still producing the all-electric ES6 in very small numbers. In its debut month (June) 413 units were sold, while in July 673 units were delivered to customers." according to Pedro at PushEVs.com: "What makes the all-electric NIO ES6 special is its 84 kWh battery pack made with NCM 811 battery cells from CATL. The battery pack has an energy density of 170 Wh/kg, which puts it on pair with the Tesla Model 3 (estimated at 168 Wh/kg)."

 

https://pushevs.com/2019/08/24/nio-delivered-673-es6-in-july/

 

SHELL INSTALLS FIRST ABB EV FAST CHARGER IN SINGAPORE

"Shell subsidiary Greenlots has installed an ABB DC fast charger in Singapore, the first of 10 to be installed at Shell stations in the country over the next few months." says CHargedEVs magazine: "Greenlots CEO Brett Hauser said, “Greenlots and Shell have been exploring synergies since we were acquired earlier this year. This project demonstrates our collective commitment to enable electrified transportation around the world, specifically in Singapore, where Greenlots was founded, and bolsters Greenlots’s expansion in Southeast Asia. Supporting Shell’s EV charging network in Singapore is a logical extension of the work we’ve been doing there to provide charging solutions at home, at work, for fleets and on-the-go.”

 

However those chargers are just 50kW.

 

https://chargedevs.com/newswire/shells-greenlots-installs-first-abb-ev-fast-charger-in-singapore/

 

TESLA’S SUPERCHARGER NETWORK DELIVERS INCREDIBLE 72 GWH OF ELECTRICITY IN A MONTH

"Tesla has released a rare statistic about its Supercharger network. The automaker says that its fast-charging network delivered 72 GWh of electricity in just a month." says Fred at Electrek: "In 2014, about two years after the Supercharger network launched, Tesla had only delivered 10 GWh and could deliver about 72 MWh in a day. Over the last year, the Tesla Supercharger network has grown a lot, and the automaker now says that it can deliver 72 GWh in just a month."

 

https://electrek.co/2019/08/25/tesla-supercharger-delivered-incredible-72-gwh-electricity-month/

 

QUESTION OF THE WEEK ANSWERS

MSHunter • 4 hours ago

Charge by minute makes sense for rapid chargers as it encourages people to not use them if they can't use the full available speed that the DC charger can provide. Though a few ac chargers should be available at all CCS /chademo charging locations for hybrid and ac fast charging vehicles

 

Hitstirrer • 9 hours ago

On the subject of the supply of electrons at public access stations, it's clear to me that all supply should be charged by the number of kWh's delivered. And for access and payment to be by contactless bank card as the default method. If the app fans insist on messing around more then by all means pander to their fetish as an additional system. But under no circumstances should more rational people be forced to jump through those kinds of hoops.

 

alan baker • 1 day ago (edited)

Agree with the comment of prices on Electric charge ( electric supply) points they should display the price per KW, and also enable payment by a standard bank RFID card. Just like a petrol pump. BP are doing this at the charge points at their petrol stations.

 

Mark Fitzpatrick • 2 days ago

I like charging by kwh but in ohio usa they charge by minute.  25 to 35 cents for dc charging.  Thats right chademo is going no were and doesnt have too. I have no proplem with our combined chargers we have . CCS/chademo. 500,000 plus people driving leafs. We cant just go to nissan and get a ccs port installed.  I love that they are installing 200 new 100 kwh dc chargers. The new leaf plus can take up too 100 kw.

 

Stefan Weilhartner • 2 days ago

no, i don't agree with only paying for the kWh on a charging station. you have to consider that a charging station is expensive and therefor if someone parks it's car on it without charging you block the company that owns it from getting back the investment. an it is important that the company that makes these charging stations get back the investment as soon as possible to have fresh money to build more and better charging stations!

so everyone who parks on a charging spot, having an EV or not, charging or not has to pay the same amount of money per minute. and of course it should be expensive to park there so that no one blocks this spot. maybe around 5-10 euro per hour. on the other side the kWh then could be cheap - practically just forwarding the costs without benefit for the energy.

that would encourage the users from that spot to NOT block tha

 

ateeqn1985 • 3 days ago

Question of the week.. Although charging by kWh is more transparent, I wouldn't categorically rule out other approaches particularly on rapids., ie. To avoid PHEVs blocking rapids, BEVs  charging >90% on rapid.

 

My home electricity bill comprises of a usage part and a fixed daily rate....not simply usage

 

Ashley Hill • 4 days ago (edited)

QOTW: disagree.  The ongoing cost for a parking space is significant and some spaces are vastly more expensive to have an maintain due to security, multi level buildings etc.

As an example, we are having an issue here in Australia (Wollongong from memory) where Tesla is only leasing two of the parking spaces at a supercharger location and the other ones (4?)  have general parking even though there are fitted with superchargers.

 

 

JOHN JOSEPH

In many States in the US, EV charging stations are NOT allowed to charge by the KWH by the State Government.  Only electric utilities are allowed to sell electricity by the KWH.

My actual experience on Tesla superchargers shows that it is currently cheaper on the Tesla superchargers that charge by the minute.

Use A better route Planner and you will see, for example, that Ohio which is by the minute is cheaper than West Virginia, which is by the KWH on an interstate trip.

 

 

CHARLIE FOX

Thinking about the question of the week. I totally agree with paying for what an EV 'downloads' into the car. However, electricity pricing changes at different times of the day and seasonally. Those changes could literally mean that the location you are getting the power from needs to do essentially instantaneous pricing. I would imagine you need to observe the pricing as you charge with the idea that you might stop the charging (or automatically) if the price is going to shoot up for the electricity. People may not like this aspect unless an app makes it easy.

 

MARKUS LAFER

Hi Martyn,

There are too many single phase charging cars out there blocking charging ports if they pay only for kWh. Pay per time will push drivers to unplug after reaching 80%.  By the way: is the unplugsticker.eu service known in UK too allowing to contact the owner anonymous and ask for releasing  the charging port?

 

WALTER MACVANE

To understand why EV charging networks charge by the minute, you have to understand the background. In many jurisdictions there is only one Identity Who legally can sell electricity due to utility regulation. So in order to Deliver the energy required, they need to sell the service through infrastructure utilization. Whether that is a fee for parking or a fee for usage, as long as they are not directly selling Electricity. Some providers, in order to recuperate Energy costs, will charge higher rates for higher throughput.

So the question of the week should be reworded as: “ should governments change regulations so that energy can be sold directly to consumers by charging networks?”

 

EDUARD PERTINEZ

85% of petrol price in gas stations is pure petrol reselling, but then you are charged by many other things, such as convinience, service, servicing speed (amount of free pumps available), customer loyalty and many others.

That other variables can amount to 7% to 30% of total cost of refuelling, so it means that some stations charge you 4 times more for the same gas.

Quantity and time are simply constant one to the other in gas refuelling.

 

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24 Aug 2019 | EVgo and Electrify America Team Up, LG Chem To Supply Tesla For Model 3 and A Turbo EV Is ‘Idiotic’
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Show #560

 

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A follow up from Barry Wolf about navigation systems in EVs showing petrol stations: "When I use Apple CarPlay (my lower trim level e-Golf does not include built in navigation), pressing "Destinations" brings up a series of buttons for points of interest, one of which provides a list of nearby gas stations. It seems the VW group has made this feature available for Audis and VWs. Maybe the Taycan will get this feature, too? I have complained about this to VW, but VW blames Apple. Since the Bolt EV also uses Apple CarPlay but shows an EV charging station button instead of the gas pump button, it is clear VW dropped the ball on correctly programming the iPhone interface."

 

EVGO AND ELECTRIFY AMERICA TEAM UP TO MAKE CHARGERS MORE ACCESSIBLE

"Finding a fast charger in the U.S. just got a lot easier for a lot of electric-car drivers. Two of America's largest fast-charging networks announced an agreement Thursday to allow each other's users to charge at their charging sites without signing up for new memberships or payment plans." according to Eric for Green Car Reports: "Electrify America and EVgo agreed to a roaming partnership that will allow members of either service to charge at any EVgo or Electrify America charging station. Each of the networks already has individual agreements with the nation's other largest networks, ChargePoint and Greenlots. That means that drivers of EVs other than Teslas are have a widespread network in many ways on par with Tesla's Superchargers that they can use to top off their batteries. Unlike Tesla's Supercharger network, however, EVgo chargers are concentrated in and around cities—where EVgo points out that most EVs drive—rather than along highways between cities where the chargers could allow drivers to make longer trips between cities, as Tesla's Superchargers do."

 

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BLOOMBERG: LG CHEM TO SUPPLY BATTERIES FOR TESLA MODEL 3 IN CHINA

"According to Bloomberg, Tesla has selected LG Chem as the non-exclusive supplier of lithium-ion battery cells for Model 3 that will be produced at the Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai, China." reports InsideEVS: "The origin of this revelation are Bloomberg's unofficial sources. LG Chem is expected to supply Tesla with 21700 cylindrical cells, produced in Nanjing, some 200 miles (320 km) west of Shanghai. Separately, Tesla is reportedly still in talks with CATL, which also might become a supplier. The report doesn't say anything about negotiations with Panasonic, which was the main battery supplier for Tesla so far. LG Chem batteries also to be used for the base version of Tesla Model Y, once production of those will be launched in the future."

 

https://insideevs.com/news/366692/lg-chem-batteries-tesla-model-3-china/

 

And meanwhile from Teslarati: "In an interview, Tesla Global Vice President Grace Tao stated that Gigafactory 3 is already mostly complete. Tao noted that the installation of production equipment within the factory is progressing well, and machines are already being debugged in preparation for trial Model 3 production runs. Local reports have also noted that Gigafactory 3’s substation is expected to start powering the complex sometime next month. Barring any unexpected delays, this could result in Gigafactory 3 coming to life as early as the end of September."

 

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-gigafactory-3-lg-chem-battery-supplier-report/

 

PORSCHE TAYCAN MIGHT STREAM MOVIES WITHOUT DISTRACTING DRIVER

A new report featured in Motor1: "claims that Porsche plans to offer video streaming in the Taycan. Netflix is identified as the streaming service of choice, but its availability is apparently still in question. The word allegedly came from Porsche’s Director of Driver Experience Oliver Fritz during a recent media preview event for the electric supercar, though it was qualified with a statement that Porsche is working on it, but wants to make it safe."

 

https://www.motor1.com/news/366834/porsche-taycan-might-stream-movies/

 

PORSCHE WANTS TO DESTROY THE WORD "TURBO"

From Jalopnik today talking about the Porsche Taycan: "You may have also heard that the first version to make it to market will be the higher-spec, faster model, which Porsche has been calling the Taycan Turbo. This is a terrible, terrible name for the car, because if there’s one thing you can absolutely say about the Taycan, it’s that the car has nothing even remotely like a turbo in it. You cannot have a “turbo” electric car because nothing about a turbo is compatible with how electric motors work. It’d be like if McDonalds started offering a McHDMI burger, suggesting that, somehow, that cheeseburger had an HDMI port on it, even though there is nothing inside a cheeseburger that would work in any way at all with an HDMI connection. Porsche calling the Taycan a “Turbo” is just as idiotic."

 

It makes about as much sense as a Toyota Corolla hybrid sign written in big letter which says "Lean green all electric machine".

 

https://jalopnik.com/porsche-wants-to-destroy-the-word-turbo-and-im-not-fu-1837517051

 

TOYOTA WILL DEPLOY 850 ELECTRIC VEHICLES AT THE OLYMPICS

"Toyota is providing the official fleet for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo in 2020 and 90% of them will be electric. That’s 850 electric vehicles to be deployed next year — most of them new, including some weird ones." says electrek: "Toyota says that “the public roads surrounding the Toyota City Showcase “MEGAWEB” in the Tokyo Odaiba/Toyosu area are expected to be used for test rides/drives of vehicles with advanced driving technology” and the Concept-i will be one of the vehicles people are going to be able to try at the Olympics games."

 

https://electrek.co/2019/08/23/toyota-weird-electric-vehicles-olympics/

 

TESLA ‘SUPERBOTTLE’ PROVES THAT THE MODEL 3’S DISRUPTION LIES IN ITS VERTICAL INTEGRATION

"During a recent interview with Tesla owner-enthusiast Sean Mitchell, Detroit veteran Sandy Munro of Munro and Associates mentioned that among the Model 3’s unique components, its “Superbottle” is one of the most innovative. Combining two pumps, one heat exchanger, and one coolant valve in one cleverly-designed bottle, the Model 3’s cooling system is arguably the most unique in the auto industry. " writes Simon at Teslarati: "The Chevy Bolt, for example, has three cooling systems: one for its battery pack, one for its cabin, and one for its electronics. This is not the case with the Model 3, as the fondly-named Superbottle handles the entire cooling system of the whole vehicle — battery pack, cabin, and electronics included. For Munro, the novel cooling system is the very definition of Tesla’s vertical integration. "

 

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RESERVING ELECTRIC VAUXHALL CORSA-E COST ONLY £500 IN UK

"Buyers can reserve the electric version of Vauxhall’s new Corsa supermini for just £500, the British brand has confirmed. Dubbed the Corsa-e, the new model is the first of the revamped Corsa line-up to break cover, not to mention the most high-tech. Under the bonnet is a 134 bhp electric motor that’s powered by a 50 kWh battery to provide a 0-62 mph time of 8.1 seconds and a range of 205 miles." says InsideEVs today: "Vauxhall is offering would-be customers the opportunity to reserve their vehicle for £500. The sum is fully refundable on purchase of the car, and the first 500 British customers to make their reservations will receive a free home charging kit on delivery. Full pricing and specification details won’t be announced until the car makes its official debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, and production won’t begin until January 2020."

 

https://insideevs.com/news/366783/reserve-electric-corsa-e-vauxhall/amp/

 

NEW FAST-CHARGING NETWORK FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLES

"Australians who drive electric cars will soon find it easier to recharge, with the federal government ploughing $15 million into a network of ultra-fast charging stations on major highways." says the Sydney Morning Herald: "The Morrison government's Energy Minister Angus Taylor will announce the funding on Monday, as construction begins north of Brisbane on the first of 42 fast-charging stations to be built by start-up Evie over the next year at a total cost of $50 million. The charging network will make use of Tritium fast charge units, he said, manufactured by an Australian company with headquarters in Brisbane."

 

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Aug 26, 2019
23 Aug 2019 | Longer Range Bolt EV , Orders Open for Peugeot e-208 and Embarrassing Mistake For Audi
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ORDER BOOKS NOW OPEN FOR ALL-NEW PEUGEOT E-208

Order books for the all-new PEUGEOT 208 and e-208 will open on 22 August, with deliveries starting in early 2020. Since April, buyers have been able to place a refundable £500 reservation on limited 208 and e-208 models; the GT Line 1.2L PureTech 100 S&S 8-speed automatic (EAT8), 1.5L BlueHDi 100 S&S 6-speed manual and the 100% electric e-208. PEUGEOT will open the order books across the entire all-new 208 and e-208 UK model line-up on 22 August, ahead of the first scheduled deliveries in early 2020.

The all-new 208 is available in Active, Allure, and GT Line trims, while the e-208 comes in Active, Allure, GT Line and range-topping GT specification. Prices for the all-new 208 and e-208 start from £16,250 and £25,050 respectively in Active trim. Prices for the e-208 include the Government Plug-in Car Grant, worth £3,500 at the current level.

On Personal Finance Lease, the all-new PEUGEOT e-208 in Active trim will start at £289 per month for a 48 month contract, with a customer initial rental of £5450 and an optional final rental of £8978*.

The all-new e-208 uses a 50kWh battery and 136hp electric motor to provide a 211 mile range from a full charge under WLTP testing.

 

http://www.peugeotpress.co.uk/releases/1760

 

NEW VAUXHALL CORSA-E TO RACE IN E-RALLY CUP

"Vauxhall has plans to take its new Corsa-e e-rallying, in the freshly created e-Rally series co-organised with the ADAC, in 2020. Called the ADAC e-Rally Cup, the series replaces the ADAC Opel Rallye Cup collaboration that helped introduce fresh talent to rallying." reports evo.co.uk: "The Corsa-e Rally car itself shares an identical powertrain to that of the road-going hatchback, featuring a 136bhp synchronous electric motor mounted where the traditional internal combustion engine would normally sit under the front bonnet. The 50kWh battery pack is also carried over, which should help the e-Corsa complete more than a couple of special stages without needing a top-up."

 

https://www.evo.co.uk/vauxhall/corsa/201649/new-vauxhall-corsa-e-to-race-in-e-rally-cup

 

 

FIRST LEXUS EV COULD BE A HATCH, CONCEPT BOUND FOR 2019 TOKYO MOTOR SHOW

Toyota is committed to launching at least 10 battery-electric cars by 2025, with the first expected to arrive in 2020. Some of these will come from Toyota's upmarket brand, Lexus, which may give us a preview of what's to come during October's Tokyo Motor Show.

Citing comments made by Koji Sato, Lexus' chief engineer, Autocar reported Thursday that Lexus will present an EV concept at its home show that may just preview an upcoming production model." reports Motor Authority: "It's possible the concept will be an evolution of 2015's LF-SA minicar concept, a vehicle that fits the description above. And though the LF-SA concept hasn't been confirmed for production, Lexus is rumored to be looking at adding a model smaller than the UX subcompact SUV."

 

https://www.motorauthority.com/news/1124681_first-lexus-ev-could-be-a-hatch-concept-bound-for-2019-tokyo-motor-show

 

2020 CHEVROLET BOLT EV GETS MORE RANGE

"The 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV is now rated with a 259 miles (417 km) EPA range and surpasses its most direct alternatives. The alternative that almost matches its range is the 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric with 258 miles range, which is just 1 mile less." says Pedro for PushEVs: "The 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV and previous model years had an EPA range of 238 miles (367 km), so this latest upgrade in battery capacity represents a 9 percent range increase.the Chevrolet Bolt EV still doesn’t have ACC (Adaptive Cruise Control). This electric car and the new Renault ZOE are probably the only mass production electric cars with decent range that still don’t have this important safety feature for less stressful driving."

 

https://pushevs.com/2019/08/22/2020-chevrolet-bolt-ev-gets-more-range/

 

SINGAPORE FORGOES TESLA'S ELECTRIC 'LIFESTYLE' FOR BUSES

"Singapore is in no rush to adopt a certain brand of electric car. In an interview with Bloomberg published today, a government minister offered a rebuttal to Tesla founder Elon Musk's criticism that the city-state is "unwelcome" to electric cars. Investing in mass transit -- rather than Tesla Superchargers -- is how the nation of slightly less than 6 million inhabitants wants to tackle climate change" writes Engadget today.

Singapore has embraced electric public buses and is working on developing a system of self-driving, electric taxis. It certainly hasn't ruled out electric cars completely. Last October, British company Dyson Ltd announced that Singapore would be the manufacturing base for its first electric car."

 

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/22/singapore-forgoes-teslas-electric-lifestyle-for-buses/

 

STUDY LINKS SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE TO PM POLLUTION TO RISK OF PREMATURE DEATH

"A major new international study shows independent associations between short-term exposure to PM10 and PM2.5 and daily all-cause, cardiovascular, and respiratory mortality in more than 600 cities across the globe." says Green Car Congress: "The study, led by Dr. Haidong Kan from Fudan University in China, analyzed data on air pollution and mortality in 652 cities across 24 countries and regions, and found increases in total deaths are linked to exposure to inhalable particles (PM10) and fine particles (PM2.5)"

 

An article from the Telegraph in 2015 talked about the history of PM being in the news: "Particulates – tiny sooty particles in the air – were the first of the pollutants to be identified as toxic, 22 years ago, in a big Harvard study. The seminal 1993 research, dubbed “the six cities study” compared mortality rates in half a dozen representative US urban areas, following the fates of 8,111 adults for at least 14 years."

 

https://www.greencarcongress.com/2019/08/20190822-nejm.html

 

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/car-manufacturers/volkswagen/11899676/The-statistics-about-diesel-are-crystal-clear.-Its-deadly.html

 

AUDI E-TRON NAVIGATION SYSTEM PROVIDES DETAILED PETROL INFORMATION

"The e-tron’s navigation system was recently observed to have a very interesting, and notably humorous feature: it gives drivers useful information about nearby petrol stations and current gas prices." says Simon at Teslarati: "As noted by drivers who shared images of the e-tron’s navigation in action, the all-electric SUV’s infotainment screen displays information about petrol stations on a selected route. The information is quite detailed too, as it includes the current price of petrol in selected locations."

 

https://www.teslarati.com/audi-e-tron-navigation-gas-stations-diesel-prices/

 

 

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22 Aug 2019 | Porsche Taycan Interior Revealed With Passenger Screen, Volvo Expands Plug Ins and Tesla Suspension Update
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PORSCHE TAYCAN INTERIOR REVEALED, EVEN GIVES PASSENGER A SCREEN

"Following a teaser on August 20, Porsche has released six images of the new electric car’s cabin ahead of its early September debut, showing a digitally intensive cockpit that brings the company’s interior design language firmly into the 21st century." reports Motor1.com: "The crown jewel of the Taycan’s cockpit is an enormous 16.8-inch curved display atop the steering column. Surrounding the display are touch-capacitive buttons that control the headlights, stability control, suspension firmness, and judging by the image released, the vehicle’s ride height. Look right of the instrument cluster and there’s a 10.9-inch touchscreen where you’d expect it. Look even further and there’s yet another screen where you wouldn’t – right in front of the passenger. When these screens are off, though, they blend neatly into the dash. The center console houses a third (or fourth, if you tick the box for the passenger display) screen, spanning 8.4 inches. It’s the primary interface for the climate controls, but the lower portion doubles as a haptic touchpad. Optional “Race-Tex” upholstery, made from recycled polyester fiber, produces far less carbon dioxide during production. The floor carpets also use recycled materials."

 

The debut is 4th September.

 

https://www.motor1.com/news/366633/porsche-taycan-interior-revealed-official/

 

TESLA’S HEAD OF AUTOPILOT SOFTWARE LEAVES IN RESTRUCTURING

"Tesla’s head of Autopilot software, Stuart Bowers, has left the automaker to work for the venture capital firm Greylock after a restructuring of the Autopilot team.

Over the last few months, there have been several reports about a restructuring of Tesla’s Autopilot team." reports Electrek: "Despite all the changes and Musk taking more direct reports, it wasn’t clear if Bowers had actually left the company. Now we have confirmation for the first time that the executive has left Tesla after Greylock Partners announced that he has joined the firm as an Executive in Residence."

 

https://electrek.co/2019/08/21/tesla-head-autopilot-software-leaves-restructuring/

 

SANDY MUNRO STATES TESLA HAS A 10-YEAR LEAD OVER US AUTOMAKERS

"Sandy Munro has another hour-long interview about the ongoing transition to electric vehicles. The interview was conducted by Sean Mitchell of allthingsev.info. On more than one occasion, Munro claims the issue with the major automakers is the