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Daily news about electric cars, plug-in vehicles, sustainable transport and how we power it all.

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30 Jun 2022 | Cadillac LYRIQ SUV Impressed On First Drives
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Show #1516

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EU GOVERNMENTS TAKE HISTORIC DECISION TO END SALE OF POLLUTING CARS

Original Source : https://www.transportenvironment.org/discover/eu-governments-take-historic-decision-to-end-sale-of-polluting-cars/

EU COUNTRIES UPHOLD CO2 PLAN THAT PHASES OUT COMBUSTION CARS BY 2035

Original Source : https://europe.autonews.com/environmentemissions/eu-countries-uphold-co2-plan-phases-out-combustion-cars-2035


VW AND SIEMENS INVEST $450 MILLION IN ELECTRIFY AMERICA

Original Source : https://electrek.co/2022/06/28/vw-siemens-invest-450-million-electrify-america/

2023 CADILLAC LYRIQ FIRST DRIVE REVIEW: THE NEW AMERICAN LUXURY SONGBOOK

Original Source : https://insideevs.com/reviews/594677/2023-cadillac-lyriq-first-drive/

AUTOCAR EXCLUSIVE: JAGUAR TO RETURN IN 2025 WITH TRIO OF ELECTRIC SPORTS SUVS

Original Source : https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/exclusive-jaguar-return-2025-trio-electric-sports-suvs

AIWAYS U5 ELECTRIC SUV TO LAUNCH IN UK NEXT YEAR

Original Source : https://thedriven.io/2022/06/28/byd-atto-3-test-drives-imminent-as-delivery-agreement-locked-in/

VOLTA TRUCKS COMPLETES FIRST CUSTOMER EVALUATION OF THE FULL-ELECTRIC VOLTA ZERO

Original Source : https://electriccarsreport.com/2022/06/volta-trucks-completes-first-customer-evaluation-of-the-full-electric-volta-zero/

NIO HAS PROVIDED OVER 9.7 MILLION BATTERY SWAPS IN PAST FOUR YEARS

CHINESE BATTERY MAKER GOTION TO LOCATE A THIRD OF ITS PRODUCTION ABROAD BY 2025

Original Source : https://www.reuters.com/business/chinese-battery-maker-gotion-locate-third-its-production-abroad-by-2025-2022-06-28/

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30 Jun 2022 | Briefly
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➤ EU countries uphold CO2 plan that phases out combustion cars by 2035
➤ Biden-Harris Administration Catalyzes more than $700 Million in EV Charging
➤ VW and Siemens invest $450 million in Electrify America
➤ 2023 Cadillac Lyriq First Drive Review: The New American Luxury Songbook
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➤ Aiways U5 electric SUV to launch in UK next year
➤ BYD Atto 3 test drives imminent as delivery agreement locked in
➤ Volta Trucks completes first customer evaluation of the full-electric Volta Zero
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➤ Chinese battery maker Gotion to locate a third of its production abroad by 202
Jun 30, 2022
30 Jun 2022 | Special Edition: IONIQ 6 First Look
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HYUNDAI MOTOR UNVEILS DESIGN OF ALL-ELECTRIC IONIQ 6 - ELECTRIFIED STREAMLINER WITH MINDFUL INTERIOR DESIGN

- Hyundai’s new entry in its IONIQ dedicated BEV lineup brand realizes streamlined aesthetics and functional efficiency under the design theme of Ethical Uniqueness

- Cocoon-like cabin with comfort features and customizable lighting offers personalised and spacious interior space

- Single-curved aerodynamic profile and carefully crafted contours create Hyundai’s lowest drag coefficient of 0.211

- Inspired by Hyundai’s Prophecy EV Concept, IONIQ 6 is characterised by clean, simple lines and a pure aerodynamic form that Hyundai designers describe as Emotional Efficiency. IONIQ 6’s electrified streamliner typology and mindful cocoon-like interior embody a silhouette for the new era of electric mobility, while the overall design theme of Ethical Uniqueness reflects Hyundai’s customer-centric commitment to energy efficiency and environmental responsibility.

- IONIQ 6 has an ultra-low drag coefficient of just 0.21, assisted by its low nose, active air flaps at the front, wheel gap reducers, and optional slim digital side mirrors2.

- aiding IONIQ 6’s enviable aerodynamic aptitude is its elliptical wing-inspired spoiler with winglet, slight boat-tail structure, and separation traps on both sides of the rear bumper.

- Hyundai Motor Group’s Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) enabled the designers to stretch the interior, front and rear, to create optimized legroom and spaciousness that lets passengers stay comfortable in the vehicle. The Platform also allows for a completely flat floor, giving expansive feeling

- The modular touchscreen dashboard integrates a 12-inch full-touch infotainment display and 12-inch digital cluster. A bridge-type centre console provides convenient and generous in-car storage.

- The removal of buttons from the front doors provided more breathing room


HYUNDAI IONIQ 6 DEBUTS AS A FANTASTICALLY WEIRD ELECTRIC SEDAN - CNET


HYUNDAI IONIQ 6 PICS SHOW A CONCEPT CAR COME TO LIFE


2024 HYUNDAI IONIQ 6 FIRST LOOK: A STRIKING, SWOOPY STAKE IN THE ELECTRIC CAR GROUND


THE NEW HYUNDAI IONIQ 6 EV WAS INSPIRED BY CLASSIC STREAMLINERS | TOP GEAR


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Jun 30, 2022
29 Jun 2022 | Rivian Turning On Its Adventure Network
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VW'S DIESS SEES PROGRESS CATCHING TESLA AS CHIP SHORTAGES EASE IN SECOND HALF


TESLA'S IN THE LEAD AS U.S. ELECTRIC CAR SALES GET SUPERCHARGED


THE AVERAGE COST OF AN ELECTRIC CAR IS NOW $54,000


NEW MG 4 ELECTRIC HATCH ARRIVES WITH 280 MILES OF RANGE


TESLA TO BUILD LARGEST SUPERCHARGER OUTSIDE OF CALIFORNIA IN SUTHERLIN, OREGON


RIVIAN IS TURNING ON THE FIRST EV FAST CHARGERS IN ITS ADVENTURE NETWORK


STELLANTIS INVESTS IN TWO NEW TEST CENTRES


APTERA CHOOSES EVE ENERGY 2170 CELLS FOR 1,000-MILE SOLAR-SUPPLEMENTED EV


SAMSUNG TO BOLSTER PRODUCTION OF EV BATTERIES FOR TESLA, BMW


BRITISHVOLT ANNOUNCES ROADMAP FOR DEVELOPMENT OF 4690 TAILORED BATTERY CELL


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29 Jun 2022 | Briefly
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➤ VW's Diess sees progress catching Tesla as chip shortages ease in second half
➤ Tesla's in the lead as U.S. electric car sales get supercharged
➤ The Average Cost of an Electric Car Is Now $54,000
➤ New MG 4 electric hatch arrives with 280 miles of range
➤ Tesla to build largest Supercharger outside of California in Sutherlin, Oregon
➤ Rivian is turning on the first EV fast chargers in its adventure network
➤ Stellantis invests in two new test centres
➤ Aptera chooses EVE Energy 2170 cells for 1,000-mile solar-supplemented EV
➤ Samsung to bolster production of EV batteries for Tesla, BMW
➤ Britishvolt Announces Roadmap for Development of 4690 Tailored Battery Cell
Jun 29, 2022
28 Jun 2022 | Tesla Model Y LR Begins Texas Deliveries
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JAPAN PUSHES TO REMOVE ZERO-EMISSION VEHICLE TARGET FROM G7 STATEMENT

Original Source : https://www.reuters.com/business/environment/exclusive-japan-pushes-remove-zero-emission-vehicle-target-g7-statement-draft-2022-06-27/

FORD WON'T LET YOU BUY YOUR LEASED EV WHEN THE CONTRACT ENDS

Original Source : https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a40407863/ford-wont-let-you-buy-out-leased-ev/

2024 CHEVY SILVERADO EV GETS STEERING WHEEL-MOUNTED GEAR SELECTOR

LG ELECTRONICS TO GO INTO ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING BUSINESS

Original Source : http://www.businesskorea.co.kr/news/articleView.html?idxno=95314

TESLA MODEL S PLAID: DETAILED PAINT QUALITY ANALYSIS

Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/594308/tesla-model-s-plaid-in-depth-paint-evaluation/

TESLA PRODUCING MODEL Y LONG RANGE IN TEXAS: TWO PRODUCTION LINES?

Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/594613/tesla-model-y-long-range-made-in-texas/

TESLA CANCELS MODEL Y PERFORMANCE DELIVERIES IN GERMANY OVER DEFECTS

Original Source : https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-berlin-model-y-deliveries-defect/


BEIJING DANGLES CASH TO DRIVE NEW-ENERGY VEHICLE SALES

Original Source : https://www.autonews.com/china/beijing-dangles-cash-drive-new-energy-vehicle-sales

BATTERY-SWAP SECTOR RAMPS UP AS NEV OWNERS SEEK ALTERNATIVE

Original Source : http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202206/27/WS62b90fb2a310fd2b29e68ba2_2.html

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➤ Japan pushes to remove zero-emission vehicle target from G7 statement
➤ Ford Won't Let You Buy Your Leased EV When the Contract Ends
➤ 2024 Chevy Silverado EV Gets Steering Wheel-Mounted Gear Selector
➤ LG Electronics to Go into Electric Vehicle Charging Business
➤ Tesla Model S Plaid: Detailed Paint Quality Analysis
➤ Tesla Producing Model Y Long Range In Texas: Two Production Lines?
➤ Tesla cancels Model Y Performance deliveries in Germany over defects
➤ Williams Advanced Engineering showcases high performance battery
➤ Beijing dangles cash to drive new-energy vehicle sales
➤ Battery-swap sector ramps up as NEV owners seek alternative
Jun 28, 2022
27 Jun 2022 | Volkswagen unveils ID. AERO (aka ID. 6)
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MCMURTRY ELECTRIC RACER BREAKS GOODWOOD HILLCLIMB RECORD

Original Source : https://www.moveelectric.com/e-cars/mcmurtry-speirling-electric-batmobile-breaks-goodwood-hillclimb-record

MCMURTRY SPIERLING: GOODWOOD HILLCLIMB RECORD HOLDER TO HIT THE ROAD


Volkswagen has previewed its long-awaited Tesla Model 3 rival with a sleek, low-slung concept called the ID Aero.

Based on Volkswagen’s MEB platform, the new four-door model is planned to go on sale in China during the second half of 2023, with production initially set to take place at Volkswagen joint venture partners FAW (First Automobile Works) and SAIC (Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation) in the cities of Changchun and Shanghai respectively.

Autocar has been told the ID Aero will take the ID 6 saloon name in production, positioning it alongside the Chinese-market-only Volkswagen ID 6 SUV at the head of the ID line-up.

Dimensionally, it is longer than the existing 4767mm-long Passat. The wheelbase, meanwhile, is said to stretch to close to 3000mm.

To make way for production of the ID Aero in Emden, Volkswagen plans to relocate production of the next-generation Passat to a Skoda-run factory in Kvasiny, Czech Republic, where it will be produced alongside the next Skoda Superb.


VOLKSWAGEN HALTS ID. BUZZ PRODUCTION IN HANOVER

Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2022/06/25/volkswagen-halts-id-buzz-production-in-hanover/

$12,500 FEDERAL EV TAX CREDIT PROPOSAL REPORTEDLY DROPPED

Original Source : https://www.futurecar.com/5485/$12500-Federal-EV-Tax-Credit-Proposal-Reportedly-Dropped

EXCLUSIVE: AFTER PRESSURE FROM TOYOTA CHIEF, JAPAN EMPHASIZED SUPPORT FOR HYBRIDS

Original Source : https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/exclusive-japan-emphasised-hybrids-policy-document-after-lawmaker-cited-lobbying-2022-06-24/

TOYOTA CEO LEANS ON JAPAN TO SOFTEN EV PUSH AS IT RECALLS ONLY EV ON SALE

Original Source : https://www.thedrive.com/news/toyota-ceo-leans-on-japan-to-soften-ev-push-as-it-recalls-only-ev-on-sale

REDUCING AIR POLLUTION IMPORTANT FOR HEALTHY BRAIN DEVELOPMENT IN CHILDREN

Original Source : https://www.thebrighterside.news/post/reducing-air-pollution-important-for-healthy-brain-development-in-children


AUDI BOSS DEFIES GERMAN GOVERNMENT OVER COMBUSTION STANCE

Original Source : https://carbuzz.com/news/audi-boss-defies-german-government-over-combustion-stance

LABOR DISCOUNT PLAN TO BRING DOWN COST OF ELECTRIC CARS TO TAKE EFFECT ON JULY 1

Original Source : https://thedriven.io/2022/06/22/labor-discount-plan-to-bring-down-cost-of-electric-cars-to-take-effect-on-july-1/

TESLA PARTNERS WITH CALIFORNIA UTILITY ON VIRTUAL POWER PLANT

NORWAY: TESLA MODEL Y ENTERED A HIGHER SALES GEAR IN JUNE

NO HYBRIDS FROM BMW CONFIRMED IN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Original Source : https://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/2022/june/no-hybrids-bmw/

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➤ McMurtry electric racer breaks Goodwood hillclimb record
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➤ Volkswagen halts ID. Buzz production in Hanover
➤ $12,500 Federal EV Tax Credit Proposal Reportedly Dropped
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➤ No hybrids from BMW confirmed in exclusive interview
Jun 27, 2022
26 Jun 2022 | Europe EV Share Almost 25% + Patreon Thanks
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Matthias Schmidt on Twitter: “ #Porsche has now delivered more pure electric Taycan models in their own domestic German market in the past three years (>10K) – since launch – than #Tesla delivered of its Model S during the past 10 years (9.3K).


PLUG-IN ELECTRIC CARS IN EUROPE ON TRACK FOR ONE IN FOUR CARS SOLD

Original Source : https://thedriven.io/2022/06/24/plug-in-electric-cars-in-europe-on-track-for-one-in-four-cars-sold/

EV PRICE HIKES? NOT FOR CADILLAC LYRIQ


TESLA ENHANCED AUTOPILOT AVAILABLE IN THE UNITED STATES AND CHINA

Original Source : https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-enhanced-autopilot-available-in-the-united-states-and-china/

WITH IN-WHEEL MOTORS, LIGHTYEAR CLAIMS MOST EFFICIENT PRODUCTION POWERTRAIN IN THE WORLD

Original Source : https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1136281_lightyear-claims-most-efficient-production-powertrain

GENESIS GV70 MAKES ITS EUROPEAN DEBUT AT GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED 2022

Original Source : https://electriccarsreport.com/2022/06/genesis-gv70-makes-its-european-debut-at-goodwood-festival-of-speed-2022/

BRIGHTON WELCOMES ELECTRIC VEHICLE RALLY FROM LONDON

Original Source : https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/20233636.brighton-welcomes-electric-vehicle-rally-london/

HOW EVS ARE THE NEW FRONTIER OF CHINA’S RURAL ECONOMY

Original Source : https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2022/06/tesla-village-electric-vehicles-china-rural-economy/

WAIT TIMES FOR LUXURY EVS STRETCH TO 18 MONTHS IN SINGAPORE

Original Source : https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-06-24/wait-times-for-luxury-evs-stretch-to-18-months-in-singapore

DTE EVENT PUTS CUSTOMERS BEHIND WHEEL OF EVS

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➤ Plug-in electric cars in Europe on track for one in four cars sold
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➤ Tesla Enhanced Autopilot available in the United States and China
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➤ Wait Times for Luxury EVs Stretch to 18 Months in Singapore
➤ DTE event puts customers behind wheel of EVs
Jun 26, 2022
25 Jun 2022 | GM adds Plug and Charge to Bolt, Hummer and Lyriq
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VW CHATTANOOGA OFFICIALS MULL BATTERY OPTIONS AS ELECTRIC VEHICLE ASSEMBLY TO START

Original Source : https://www.timesfreepress.com/news/business/aroundregion/story/2022/jun/22/vw-chattanoogofficials-mull-battery-options-e/571381/

TESLA SUED BY FORMER EMPLOYEES OVER 'MASS LAYOFF'

Original Source : https://uk.investing.com/news/stock-market-news/tesla-sued-by-former-employees-over-mass-layoff-2672382

REPORT: MADE-IN-TEXAS TESLA MODEL Y USABLE BATTERY CAPACITY IS 67.1-67.5 KWH

Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/593942/report-mit-tesla-modely-usable-battery/

CARMAKER STELLANTIS TO TAKE 8% STAKE IN LITHIUM SUPPLIER VULCAN

REFRESHED 2023 NISSAN LEAF EV'S NEW PRICE IS JUST AS NICE

Original Source : https://www.motortrend.com/news/2023-nissan-leaf-ev-price-msrp/

GM ADDS PLUG AND CHARGE TO ULTIUM CHARGE 360 PROGRAM

Original Source : https://electrek.co/2022/06/23/gm-adds-plug-and-charge-to-ultium-charge-360/

GRIDSERVE & MOTO OPEN ANOTHER TWO ELECTRIC SUPER HUBS

Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2022/06/23/gridserve-moto-open-another-two-electric-super-hubs/

ŠKODA BUILDING 100 HIGH POWERED CHARGERS FOR PRAGUE

THE AMAZING ELECTRIC CARS OF GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED 2022

Original Source : https://www.pocket-lint.com/cars/news/161628-amazing-electric-cars-of-goodwood-festival-of-speed

LIME PILOTS ELECTRIC SCOOTER WITH COMFORT FEATURES AND LONG-DISTANCE CAPABILITIES

Original Source : https://inhabitat.com/lime-pilots-electric-scooter-with-comfort-features-and-long-distance-capabilities/

OATLY GOES ELECTRIC WITH NEW MILK TRUCKS

Original Source : https://www.zdnet.com/article/global-5g-subscriptions-to-exceed-1b-by-end-2022-ericsson/

ARRIVING IN 2024: THE WORLD'S LARGEST HYBRID SHIP

Original Source : https://www.popsci.com/technology/large-hybrid-ship-saint-malo/

DANISH E-FERRY SETS NEW WORLD DISTANCE RECORD

Original Source : https://www.marinelog.com/news/video-danish-e-ferry-sets-new-world-distance-record/


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Jun 25, 2022
24 Jun 2022 | Briefly
256
➤ BMW Brilliance Plant Lydia inaugurated
➤ VW Chattanooga officials mull battery options
➤ Tesla sued by former employees over 'mass layoff'
➤ Made-In-Texas Tesla Model Y Usable Battery Capacity Is 67.1-67.5 kWh
➤ Stellantis to take 8% stake in lithium supplier
➤ Refreshed 2023 Nissan Leaf EV's New Price Is Just as Nice
➤ GM adds Plug and Charge to Ultium Charge 360 program
➤ Gridserve & Moto open another two Electric Super Hubs
➤ ŠKODA Building 100 High Powered Chargers For Prague
➤ The amazing electric cars of Goodwood Festival of Speed 2022
➤ Lime pilots electric scooter with comfort features and long-distance capabilities
➤ Oatly goes electric with new milk trucks
➤ Arriving in 2024: The world's largest hybrid ship
➤ Danish e-ferry sets new world distance record
➤ No petrol, no cars: Cubans switch to electric vehicles
Jun 25, 2022
24 Jun 2022 | CATL Launches Revolutionary Battery
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KIA EV6 GT ON THE START LINE AT GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED

Original Source : https://www.kiapressoffice.com/en-gb/releases/1468

TESLA EXPANDS AVAILABILITY OF NEW TEXAS-BUILT MODEL Y AND RAISES THE PRICE

Original Source : https://electrek.co/2022/06/23/tesla-expands-availability-texas-built-model-y-raises-price/

TOYOTA, SUBARU SHARES DROP ON "EMBARRASSING" RECALLS OF FIRST EVS

Original Source : https://www.ibtimes.co.uk/toyota-subaru-shares-drop-embarrassing-recalls-first-evs-1701209

THE CITROËN MY AMI BUGGY SOLD OUT IN UNDER 18 MINUTES

Original Source : https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/citroen/ami/356896/new-citroen-ami-buggy-roader-sells-out-20-minutes

ELECTRIC VEHICLE MAKER POLESTAR ANNOUNCES CARPLAY SUPPORT

Original Source : https://www.macrumors.com/2022/06/22/polestar-apple-carplay-support/


GERMAN FINANCE MINISTER CALLS FOR ENDING E-CAR SUBSIDIES, CARMAKERS PROTEST

Original Source : https://www.cleanenergywire.org/news/german-finance-minister-calls-ending-e-car-subsidies-carmakers-protest

CATL LAUNCHES CTP 3.0 BATTERY

Original Source : https://pushevs.com/2022/06/23/catl-launches-ctp-3-0-battery/

CHINA CONSIDERS EXTENDING ELECTRIC-CAR EV TAX EXEMPTIONS, STATE TV SAYS

Original Source : https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-06-23/china-mulls-extending-electric-car-tax-exemptions-state-tv-says

TESLA DRIVES CHINA EV EXPORT REBOUND; EUROPE ABSORBS BIG CHUNK OF THE SHIPMENTS

Original Source : https://europe.autonews.com/automakers/tesla-drives-china-ev-export-rebound-europe-absorbs-big-chunk-shipments


ROME TO CUT DOWN ON ELECTRIC SCOOTERS

Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2022/06/22/rome-to-cut-down-on-electric-scooters/

THIS NEW ABB FACILITY WILL PRODUCE ONE DC FAST CHARGER EVERY 20 MINUTES

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➤ Kia EV6 GT On The Start Line At Goodwood Festival Of Speed
➤ Tesla expands availability of new Texas-built Model Y and raises the price
➤ Toyota, Subaru Shares Drop On "embarrassing" Recalls Of First EVs
➤ The Citroën My Ami Buggy Sold Out In Under 18 Minutes
➤ Electric Vehicle Maker Polestar Announces CarPlay Support
➤ TuneIn Announces Integration With Electric Vehicle Manufacturer Rivian
➤ German finance minister calls for ending e-car subsidies, carmakers protest
➤ CATL launches CTP 3.0 battery
➤ China Considers Extending Electric-Car EV Tax Exemptions, State TV Says
➤ Tesla drives China EV export rebound; Europe absorbs big chunk of the shipments
➤ Coming soon: EV and battery sold separately
➤ Rome to cut down on electric scooters
➤ This New ABB Facility Will Produce One DC Fast Charger Every 20 Minutes
Jun 24, 2022
23 Jun 2022 | Goodwood Plays Host To Huge Array Of EVs
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XPENG HALTS P5 RESERVATIONS IN EUROPE, CITING EXPORT TIMELINE ISSUES

Original Source : https://cnevpost.com/2022/06/22/xpeng-reportedly-halts-p5-reservations-in-europe/

ELECTRIC VEHICLE RAW MATERIAL COSTS DOUBLED DURING PANDEMIC

Original Source : https://www.cnbc.com/2022/06/22/electric-vehicle-raw-material-costs-doubled-during-pandemic.html

VISION EQXX BREAKS OWN EFFICIENCY RECORD ON 1,202 KM SUMMER ROAD TRIP

POLESTAR 5 ELECTRIC 4-DOOR GT TO DEBUT NEW ELECTRIC POWERTRAIN

Original Source : https://media.polestar.com/global/en/media/pressreleases/654288



HONDA STARTS CONSTRUCTION OF ANOTHER ELECTRIC CAR PLANT IN CHINA

- The Chinese joint venture GAC Honda has started construction of a new electric car plant in Guangzhou, Guangdong province. In addition, GAC Honda’s electric SUV e:NP1 has gone on sale in China.

- the plant will have an annual capacity for 120,000 electric cars and is scheduled to start production in 2024. However, the start of construction in June is later than planned: China Automobil News had reported in August 2021 that construction was to start in October.

- but it will only be electric cars. Honda, through its joint ventures with GAC and Dongfeng, plans to bring ten e-models to market by 2027.

- GAC Honda will have a production capacity of 890,000 vehicles in 2024; together with the 840,000 units of Dongfeng Honda, the Japanese manufacturer will have a total of 1.73 million vehicles in China. This sum already includes the pure electric car plant that Honda announced together with joint venture partner Dongfeng at the beginning of this year. It should also be possible to build up to 120,000 electric cars per year in Wuhan from 2024.


NISSAN TO SUPPLY FORMULA E GEN3 POWERTRAINS TO MCLAREN RACING

NEW ELECTRIC RENAULT MEGANE E-TECH PRICED AT £35,995 IN UK

VOLKSWAGEN ANHUI SEES FIRST BODY-IN-WHITE VEHICLE ROLL OFF LINE

Original Source : https://autonews.gasgoo.com/china_news/70020682.html

FORGET RANGE ANXIETY: STUDY SUGGESTS NON-EV DRIVERS UNDERESTIMATE CAPABILITIES

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➤ Electric SuperVan Debut
➤ XPeng halts P5 reservations in Europe, citing export timeline issues
➤ Electric vehicle raw material costs doubled during pandemic
➤ VISION EQXX breaks own efficiency record on 1,202 km summer road trip
➤ Polestar 5 electric 4-door GT to debut new electric powertrain
➤ Eletre, Emira, Evija: ultimate three-car garage from Lotus
➤ The new MG5 EV debuts at Goodwood
➤ Honda starts construction of another electric car plant in China
➤ Nissan to supply Formula E Gen3 powertrains to McLaren Racing
➤ New Electric Renault Megane E-Tech Priced At £35,995 In UK
➤ Volkswagen Anhui sees first body-in-white vehicle roll off line
➤ Forget range anxiety: Study suggests non-EV drivers underestimate capabilities
Jun 23, 2022
22 Jun 2022 | Ford Reveal Early Mach-E Designs Were “Like A Prius”
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MUNRO LIVE TEARDOWN REVEALS RIVIAN BATTERY DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

Original Source : https://www.designnews.com/automotive-engineering/munro-live-teardown-reveals-rivian-battery-design-and-construction

FEDEX MOVES FROM TESTING EV DELIVERY TRUCKS TO ADOPTING THEM

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2023 GENESIS G80 EV FIRST DRIVE: EFFICIENT LONG-RANGE LUXURY

Original Source : https://www.forbes.com/wheels/news/2023-genesis-g80-ev-first-drive/

WINNEBAGO TAKES ITS E-RV ELECTRIC CAMPER VAN ON A 1,400-MILE ROAD TRIP

Original Source : https://newatlas.com/automotive/winnebago-e-rv-electric-camper-road-trip/

DROP-IN KIT CONVERTS LAND ROVER DEFENDERS TO ELECTRIC FOR FARM USE

Original Source : https://www.thedrive.com/news/drop-in-kit-converts-land-rover-defenders-to-electric-for-farm-use


GM IS RAISING THE PRICE OF ITS HUMMER EV STARTING THIS WEEKEND

Original Source : https://www.cnbc.com/2022/06/17/gm-is-raising-the-price-of-its-hummer-ev-starting-this-weekend.html

FORD SCRAPPED EARLY ELECTRIC SUV DESIGNS AFTER CEO JIM FARLEY SAW IT

Original Source : https://news.yahoo.com/ford-scrapped-early-electric-suv-155649698.html


ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATION NETWORK PLANNED FOR TEXAS HIGHWAYS

Original Source : https://www.texastribune.org/2022/06/20/texas-electric-vehicle-charging-stations/

SSANGYONG TORRES ELECTRIC 4X4 COMING TO EUROPE IN 2023

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➤ FedEx moves from testing EV delivery trucks to adopting them
➤ Genesis G80 EV First Drive
➤ Winnebago takes its e-RV electric camper van on a 1,400-mile road trip
➤ Drop-In Kit Converts Land Rover Defenders to Electric
➤ GM's Factory Zero to take downtime to boost production
➤ GM is raising the price of its Hummer EV
➤ Ford scrapped early electric SUV designs after CEO Jim Farley saw it
➤ Major new electric car smart charging law may not 'go far enough'
➤ Electric vehicle charging station network planned for Texas highways
➤ SsangYong Torres electric 4x4 coming to Europe in 2023
Jun 22, 2022
21 Jun 2022 | Ford F-150 Lightning – First Customer Handover
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2023 HYUNDAI IONIQ 6 TO DEBUT ON 14 JULY

Original Source : https://uk.motor1.com/news/592881/2023-hyundai-ioniq-6-debut-rumours/

GOING ELECTRIC COULD MEAN CHEAPER PARKING FROM NEXT YEAR

Original Source : https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2022/06/going-electric-could-mean-cheaper-parking-from-next-year/

VW TARGETS ANNUAL OUTPUT OF 130,000 ID. BUZZ EVS FROM HANOVER

Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/593161/vw-targets-annual-output-130000-id-buzz-evs-hanover/

VOLVO ENERGY INVEST MILLIONS INTO BATTERY ENERGY STORAGE COMPANY

Original Source : https://www.environmentalleader.com/2022/06/volvo-energy-invest-millions-into-battery-energy-storage-company/

NORWAY CONSIDERS CUTTING EV ADVANTAGES

Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2022/06/20/norway-considers-cutting-ev-advantages/


CHINA’S BYD OUTSELLS TOP FOUR EV RIVALS COMBINED THIS YEAR

Original Source : https://www.asiafinancial.com/chinas-byd-outsells-top-four-ev-rivals-combined-this-year



CHINESE EV MAKER NIO TO MANUFACTURE BATTERY SWAP STATIONS IN EUROPE

Original Source : https://www.saurenergy.com/ev-storage/chinese-ev-maker-nio-to-manufacture-battery-swap-stations-in-europe

GASGOO DAILY: ORA GOOD CAT GT 401KM TRIM HITS MARKET

Original Source : https://autonews.gasgoo.com/m/70020652.html

TESLA LIFTS PRICE ON MODEL Y LONG RANGE IN CHINA

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➤ 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 to debut on 14 July
➤ Going electric could mean cheaper parking from next year
➤ VW Targets Annual Output Of 130,000 ID. Buzz EVs From Hanover
➤ Volvo Energy Invest Millions into Battery Energy Storage Company
➤ Norway considers cutting EV advantages
➤ ABB Postpones Planned IPO of E-Mobility Business
➤ China’s BYD Outsells Top Four EV Rivals Combined This Year
➤ NIO to Launch a New Mass-Market
➤ NIO's 2022 ES8, ES6 and EC6 open for order in China
➤ Chinese EV maker Nio to manufacture Battery Swap Stations in Europe
➤ Gasgoo Daily: ORA Good Cat GT 401km trim hits market
➤ Tesla lifts price on Model Y Long Range in China
Jun 21, 2022
20 Jun 2022 | Sony and Honda's New EV business
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SONY AND HONDA JOIN FORCES TO CREATE NEW COMPANY

- Sony Honda Mobility Inc is the new company name of the joint venture of electronics brand Sony and car manufacturer Honda. The two Japanese giants have officially agreed a deal to form a new company that will focus on developing and selling electric vehicles in the future, with the first cars from the partnership set to go on sale in 2025.

- The confirmation of the arrangement outlines that the new company is expected to plan, design, develop and sell EVs, with Honda’s expertise in production meaning it will manufacture the vehicles. Sony will bring to the table digital services for a future mobility platform.


SONY HONDA MOBILITY INC. IS THE NEW NAME OF SONY AND HONDA'S EV BUSINESS

Original Source : https://www.engadget.com/sony-and-hondas-independent-ev-business-is-called-sony-honda-mobility-inc-093538621.html

GM INVESTING $81M TO HAND BUILD LUXURY CADILLAC CELESTIQ ELECTRIC CARS

Original Source : https://www.cnbc.com/2022/06/15/gm-investing-81m-to-hand-build-luxury-cadillac-celestiq-electric-cars.html

AUDI SUES NIO ALLEGING ES6 AND ES8 NAMES INFRINGE ON S6 AND S8

Original Source : https://uk.motor1.com/news/592879/audi-sues-nio-trademark-infringement/

VW U.S. CHIEF WARNS OF INDUSTRY CHALLENGES WITH EV BATTERY SHIFT

Original Source : https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/vw-us-chief-warns-industry-challenges-with-ev-battery-shift-2022-06-16/

TREATING EV CHARGING AS ESSENTIAL SERVICE WILL DRIVE CONSUMER ADOPTION: EXPERTS

Original Source : https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/transport/treating-ev-charging-as-essential-service-will-drive-consumer-adoption-experts

TESLA JOBS AT BERLIN FACTORY HIRING HITTING ROADBLOCKS OVER WAGES

Original Source : https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-06-20/tesla-s-german-hiring-hitting-roadblocks-over-wages-union-says

CHECK OUT EVERRATI’S INSANE FORD GT40 EV RESTOMOD

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WATCH THIS TESLA MODEL Y PERFORMANCE FROM GERMANY GET RANGE TESTED

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TESLA GLOBAL VP GRACE TAO: HALF OF GLOBAL DELIVERY FROM SHANGHAI GIGAFACTORY

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11 Jun 2022 | Tesla starts Model Y customer deliveries from Texas
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GLOBAL PLUG-IN ELECTRIC CAR SALES INCREASED 38% IN APRIL 2022

Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/590184/global-plugin-electric-car-sales-april2022/

VOLKSWAGEN LOOKS TO BUILD NEW EV FACILITIES IN THE U.S., EXEC SAYS

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LIGHTYEAR SAYS ITS $263,000 SOLAR-POWERED CAR WILL GO INTO PRODUCTION LATER THIS YEAR

Original Source : https://www.theverge.com/2022/6/10/23162615/lightyear-solar-car-ev-range-specs-price


NORTH CAROLINA’S PLAN TO BAN FREE EV CHARGING IS AN ENVIRONMENTAL DISGRACE

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NORTH CAROLINA BILL SEEKS TO END THE SCOURGE OF FREE EV CHARGERS

Original Source : https://www.autoblog.com/2022/06/08/north-carolina-legislature-house-bill-1049-free-ev-charging/

TESLA STARTS 2022 MODEL Y CUSTOMER DELIVERIES FROM GIGA TEXAS

TESLA OFFERS NEW VARIANT TO CUSTOMERS OUTSIDE OF TEXAS


REFRESHED MODEL Y REVEALED TO HAVE A SMALL 50KWH BATTERY PACK

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10 Jun 2022 | EU lawmakers ban new fossil cars from 2035
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GERMAN TRANSPORT MINISTER OPPOSES EU COMBUSTION ENGINE BAN

Original Source : https://apnews.com/article/climate-technology-germany-berlin-business-3bc0b14087a90c48aab3adca7f5455cc


CARMAKERS PLEAD FOR EUROPE TO POSTPONE A 2035 BAN OF GAS-POWERED CARS

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GOODBYE GASOLINE CARS? EU LAWMAKERS VOTE TO BAN NEW SALES FROM 2035

Original Source : https://www.cnbc.com/2022/06/09/goodbye-gasoline-cars-eu-lawmakers-vote-to-ban-new-sales-from-2035.html

GM OFFERS MORE GLIMPSES OF THE ELECTRIC CADILLAC CELESTIQ SHOW CAR

Original Source : https://www.theverge.com/2022/6/8/23159685/gm-cadillac-celestiq-ev-tease-image-release

GENESIS ELECTRIFIED G80 (2022) REVIEW: BETTER WHEN ELECTRIC

Original Source : https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-reviews/genesis/electrified-g80-saloon/

VAN HOOL INTRODUCES NEW ELECTRIC BUS SERIES

Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2022/06/08/van-hool-introduces-new-electric-bus-series/

TESLA FILES TO USE A NEW RADAR AND EVERYONE IS CONFUSED

Original Source : https://electrek.co/2022/06/08/tesla-files-use-new-radar-confused

AUDI CONTINUES TO ROLL OUT CHARGING HUB AFTER SUCCESS OF INITIAL PILOT PHASE

Original Source : https://www.audi-mediacenter.com/en/press-releases/audi-continues-to-roll-out-charging-hub-after-success-of-initial-pilot-phase-14671

VOLVO TO BUILD THE XC40 RECHARGE IN INDIA

Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2022/06/08/volvo-to-build-the-xc40-recharge-in-india/

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Jun 10, 2022
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➤ German transport minister opposes EU combustion engine ban
➤ EU lawmakers back ban on new fossil-fuel cars from 2035
➤ Carmakers plead for Europe to postpone a 2035 ban of gas-powered cars
➤ Goodbye gasoline cars? EU lawmakers vote to ban new sales from 2035
➤ GM offers more glimpses of the electric Cadillac Celestiq show car
➤ Genesis Electrified G80 (2022) review: better when electric
➤ Van Hool introduces new electric bus series
➤ Tesla files to use a new radar and everyone is confused
➤ Audi continues to roll out charging hub after success of initial pilot phase
➤ Volvo to build the XC40 Recharge in India
Jun 10, 2022
09 Jun 2022 | BYD to supply batteries to Tesla, exec confirms
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BYD TO SUPPLY BATTERIES TO TESLA, EXEC CONFIRMS

Original Source : https://cnevpost.com/2022/06/08/byd-to-supply-batteries-to-tesla-exec-confirms/

BYD BECOMES THIRD MOST VALUABLE AUTOMAKER GLOBALLY

Original Source : http://global.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202206/08/WS62a03883a310fd2b29e616a1.html

BYD AUTO TO LAUNCH IN NEW ZEALAND

TESLA MODEL Y TOUCHES DOWN AT LAST! AUSTRALIAN LAUNCH IMMINENT FOR HOTLY ANTICIPATED EV!

Original Source : https://www.carsguide.com.au/car-news/tesla-model-y-touches-down-at-last-australian-launch-imminent-for-hotly-anticipated-ev

UBER'S NEW INCENTIVE FOR THOUSANDS OF ELECTRIC VEHICLE DRIVERS

2022 MG4 REVEALED IN CHINA AS MG MULAN

MG CYBERSTER: ELECTRIC SUCCESSOR TO TF CONVERTIBLE LEAKED


MERCEDES-BENZ EQV CAMPER VAN BY TONKE

Original Source : https://mercedes-world.com/eq/mercedes-benz-eqv-tonke

SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT PLEDGES £30 MILLION FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLE PUSH

Original Source : https://www.insider.co.uk/news/scottish-government-pledges-30-million-27168802

FISKER CONFIRMS: OCEAN DUE TO LAUNCH IN 2022, NEW FEATURE REVEALED

THOUSANDS PETITION TOYOTA TO CEASE ANTI-EV LOBBYING EFFORTS

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Jun 09, 2022
09 Jun 2022 | Briefly
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➤ BYD to supply batteries to Tesla, exec confirms
➤ BYD becomes third most valuable automaker globally
➤ BYD Auto to launch in New Zealand
➤ Tesla Model Y touches down at last! Australian launch imminent for hotly anticipated EV!
➤ Uber's new incentive for thousands of electric vehicle drivers
➤ 2022 MG4 revealed in China as MG Mulan
➤ MG Cyberster: electric successor to TF convertible leaked
➤ VW's CUPRA to launch three electric models by 2025
➤ Mercedes-Benz EQV Camper Van By Tonke
➤ Scottish Government pledges £30 million for electric vehicle push
➤ Fisker Confirms: Ocean Due To Launch In 2022, New Feature Revealed
➤ Thousands petition Toyota to cease anti-EV lobbying efforts
Jun 09, 2022
08 Jun 2022 | Polestar 3 SUV Unveiled
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EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT HEADS FOR CAR ENGINE BAN NAIL-BITER

Original Source : https://www.politico.eu/article/european-parliament-car-engine-ban/

HYUNDAI IONIQ 5 NOW EVEN MORE AFFORDABLE WITH NEW TRIM

Original Source : https://carbuzz.com/news/hyundai-ioniq-5-now-even-more-affordable-with-new-trim

2023 POLESTAR 3 SUV SHOWS OFF STUPENDOUS LOOKS, LIDAR AND 372-MILE RANGE

NIO TO INTRODUCE TWO-WAY CHARGING FOR EVS STARTING IN JULY

Original Source : https://technode.com/2022/06/07/nio-to-introduce-two-way-charging-for-evs-starting-in-july/

EV DOES IT AS COST OF OWNING ELECTRIC CAR CHEAPER THAN FUEL

Original Source : https://www.cityam.com/ev-does-it-cost-owning-electric-car-cheaper-fuel/

MODEL Y CHARGING WITH TESLA'S CCS COMBO ADAPTER

Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/590361/tesla-official-ccs-combo-adapter-charging-model-y/

TEXAS WON'T GIVE YOU AN EV REBATE FOR BUYING A TESLA


NIMBUS LAUNCHES A TINY EV PROTOTYPE THAT’S LIKE A MOTORBIKE WITH A ROOF

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➤ Hyundai Ioniq 5 Now Even More Affordable With New Trim
➤ 2023 Polestar 3 SUV Shows Off Stupendous Looks, Lidar and 372-Mile Range
➤ Nio to introduce two-way charging for EVs starting in July
➤ EV does it as cost of owning electric car cheaper than fuel
➤ Model Y Charging With Tesla's CCS Combo Adapter
➤ Texas Won't Give You an EV Rebate for Buying a Tesla
➤ Shell launches renewable power brand in Texas
➤ Nimbus launches a tiny EV prototype that’s like a motorbike with a roof
Jun 08, 2022
07 Jun 2022 | Rivian Unveils R2 Vehicle Roadmap
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UPCOMING ALL-ELECTRIC JEEP MIGHT BE CALLED ‘JEEPSTER’

Original Source : https://driving.ca/auto-news/news/upcoming-all-electric-jeep-might-be-called-jeepster

POLESTAR ADDS REFERRAL PROGRAM, BUT IT'S NOT LIKE TESLA'S

Original Source : https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1136076_polestar-adds-referral-program-but-it-s-not-like-tesla-s

SONY EYES 'INDEPENDENT' EV JOINT VENTURE WITH HONDA

Original Source : https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Electronics/Sony-eyes-independent-EV-joint-venture-with-Honda

SONY, HONDA SAY EV PARTNERSHIP COULD BREED NEW BRAND FOR BOTH

2022 HYUNDAI IONIQ PRODUCTION SET TO END IN JULY

Original Source : https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a40206332/hyundai-ioniq-dead-july-2022/


FORD TROLLS TESLA WITH F-150 LIGHTNING ACCESSORY

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SOLID POWER BEGINS SOLID-STATE BATTERY PILOT BEFORE TESTING WITH FORD AND BMW IN LATE 2022

Original Source : https://electrek.co/2022/06/06/solid-power-begins-solid-state-battery-pilot-before-testing-with-ford-and-bmw-in-late-2022/

ELECTRIC CAR AND HEAT PUMP BUYERS FACE SHORTAGES FOR NEXT TWO YEARS AMID SUPPLY CHAIN CRISIS

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➤ Polestar adds referral program, but it's not like Tesla's
➤ Sony eyes 'independent' EV joint venture with Honda
➤ Sony, Honda Say EV Partnership Could Breed New Brand for Both
➤ 2022 Hyundai Ioniq Production Set to End in July
➤ Rivian Unveils R2 Vehicle Roadmap
➤ Ford Trolls Tesla With F-150 Lightning Accessory
➤ Solid Power begins solid-state battery pilot before testing with Ford and BMW in late 2022
➤ Electric car and heat pump buyers face shortages for next two years amid supply chain crisis
Jun 07, 2022
06 Jun 2022 | F-150 Lightning Towing Tested
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CHINESE ELECTRIC CAR MAKER BYD JUMPS AHEAD OF TESLA IN BATTERY METAL PUSH

Original Source : https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-06-06/buffett-backed-byd-jumps-ahead-of-tesla-in-battery-metal-push#xj4y7vzkg

GORDON MURRAY FOLLOWS V12 SUPERCARS WITH PAIR OF ELECTRIC SUVS

Original Source : https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/gordon-murray-follows-v12-supercars-pair-electric-suvs

ENERGICA EXPERIA 'GREEN TOURER' IS ELECTRIC ADVENTURE

ELON MUSK AND TESLA HAVE GOOD NEWS FOR EUROPE

Original Source : https://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/article262178157.html

STATES SUE USPS, SAYING THEY IGNORED NEW VEHICLE ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS


F-150 LIGHTNING TOWING TEST SHOWS RANGE WHEN PULLING CAMPER TRAILER

Original Source : https://www.motor1.com/news/590117/f150-lightning-range-towing-camper/

CITY TO GIVE FREE E-BIKES TO DELIVERY WORKERS

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➤ Gordon Murray follows V12 supercars with pair of electric SUVs
➤ Energica Experia 'Green Tourer' is electric adventure
➤ Elon Musk and Tesla Have Good News for Europe
➤ States Sue USPS, Saying They Ignored New Vehicle Environmental Concerns
➤ EV charging firm rolls out new plan with Q-Park
➤ F-150 Lightning Towing Test Shows Range When Pulling Camper Trailer
➤ City to give free e-bikes to delivery workers
Jun 06, 2022
05 June 2022 | Panasonic Delivers First 4680 Cells To Tesla
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RIVIAN R1T ELECTRIC TRUCK 'WAY UNDERPRICED,' BUT ROOM TO IMPROVE

Original Source : https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/rivian-r1t-electric-truck-way-underpriced-room-improve-expert-2022-06-03/

2022 MERCEDES-EQ EQB EV STARTS AT $55,550, INCLUDES FREE CHARGING

Original Source : https://www.cars.com/articles/2022-mercedes-eq-eqb-ev-starts-at-55550-includes-free-charging-450589/

PANASONIC DELIVERS FIRST BATCH OF 4680 CELLS TO TESLA

Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2022/06/02/panasonic-delivers-first-batch-of-4680-cells-to-tesla/

LAMBORGHINI FILES TRADEMARK FOR REVUELTO, COULD BE NAME FOR FUTURE EV

Original Source : https://uk.motor1.com/news/589816/lamborghini-revuelto-name-trademark-eu/

FRANCE MAKES IT HARDER TO QUICKLY RESELL NEW ELECTRIC CARS FOR PROFIT

Original Source : https://europe.autonews.com/retail/france-makes-it-harder-quickly-resell-new-electric-cars-profit

WHERE IS THE BEST PLACE TO BUY AND OWN AN EV? - CNET

Original Source : https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/where-is-the-best-place-to-buy-and-own-an-ev/

ELON MUSK GIVES TESLA SERVICE CENTER AND FSD UPDATE, CALLS THIS MILESTONE 'A BIG DEAL'

Original Source : https://www.benzinga.com/news/22/06/27557178/elon-musk-gives-tesla-service-center-and-fsd-update-calls-this-milestone-a-big-deal

BRITAIN HITS 'TIPPING POINT' FOR ELECTRIC CAR OWNERSHIP

Original Source : https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2022/06/03/britain-hits-tipping-point-electric-car-ownership/

OCTOPUS ENERGY PARTNERS WITH HOUSING FIRM TO BUILD FIRST EVERY BILL ZERO ENERGY PROPERTIES

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➤ 2022 Mercedes-EQ EQB EV Starts at $55,550, Includes Free Charging
➤ Panasonic delivers first batch of 4680 cells to Tesla
➤ Lamborghini files trademark for Revuelto, could be name for future EV
➤ France makes it harder to quickly resell new electric cars for profit
➤ Where Is the Best Place to Buy and Own an EV? - CNET
➤ Elon Musk Gives Tesla Service Center And FSD Update, Calls This Milestone 'A Big Deal'
➤ Britain hits 'tipping point' for electric car ownership
➤ Octopus Energy partners with housing firm to build first every bill zero energy properties
Jun 05, 2022
04 Jun 2022 | Ford CEO suggests EV sales going ‘100%’ online
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FORD CEO SUGGESTS NEW EV SALES MODEL THAT'S ‘100%’ ONLINE

Original Source : https://www.autoblog.com/2022/06/02/ford-ev-sales/

US: FORD EV SALES SURGED IN MAY 2022 - MACH-E, E-TRANSIT AND F-150 LIGHTNING


8,445 NEW ELECTRIC CARS REGISTERED IN NORWAY OVER MAY

BMW STARTS CONSTRUCTION OF PLANT FOR FIRST NEUE KLASSE EV

TOYOTA'S POWERWALL ALTERNATIVE IS DESIGNED TO WORK WITH SOLAR, PLUG-IN HYBRIDS

ELON MUSK'S RETURN-TO-OFFICE ULTIMATUM MEETS RESISTANCE IN GERMANY

TESLA FACES INCREASE IN COMPLAINTS OVER ‘PHANTOM BRAKING’

ELON MUSK WANTS TESLA TO CUT 10% OF JOBS, PAUSE ALL HIRING OVER HIS 'SUPER BAD FEELING'

Original Source : https://www.techspot.com/news/94816-musk-wants-tesla-cut-10-jobs-pause-all.html

AN ELECTRIC AIRCRAFT JUST FLEW FROM NEW YORK TO ARKANSAS

Original Source : https://www.popsci.com/technology/alia-electric-aircraft-completes-journey/

CHARGING LOUNGES HELP MAKE PLUGGING IN MORE PALATABLE

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Jun 04, 2022
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➤ Ford CEO suggests new EV sales model that's ‘100%’ online
➤ US: Ford EV Sales Surged In May 2022 - Mach-E, E-Transit And F-150 Lightning
➤ 8,445 new electric cars registered in Norway over May
➤ BMW starts construction of plant for first Neue Klasse EV
➤ Toyota's Powerwall alternative is designed to work with solar, plug-in hybrids
➤ Elon Musk's Return-To-Office Ultimatum Meets Resistance In Germany
➤ Tesla Faces Increase in Complaints Over ‘Phantom Braking’
➤ Elon Musk wants Tesla to cut 10% of jobs, pause all hiring over his 'super bad feeling'
➤ Tesla layoffs are just for salaried employees, says Elon Musk
➤ An electric aircraft just flew from New York to Arkansas
➤ Charging Lounges Help Make Plugging In More Palatable
Jun 04, 2022
03 Jun 2022 | Ford Invests In More Commercial EVs
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POLESTAR 2 BST EDITION 270: A SHARPER PERFORMANCE EV WITH 476 HP

Original Source : https://www.thedrive.com/news/polestar-2-bst-edition-270-a-sharper-performance-ev-with-476-hp

2022 FORD F-150 LIGHTNING IS EVEN QUICKER THAN EXPECTED

Original Source : https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a40120063/2022-ford-f-150-lightning-tested-acceleration/

VOLKSWAGEN AERO B ELECTRIC SEDAN SPIED AGAIN SHOWING MORE DETAILS

PORSCHE MACAN EV SPIED SHOWING STYLING DIFFERENCES BETWEEN TRIM LEVELS

Original Source : https://uk.motor1.com/news/589631/porsche-macan-ev-interior-exterior-spied/

FORD INVESTS $1.5 BILLION IN BUILDING AN "ALL-NEW COMMERCIAL ELECTRIC VEHICLE" IN OHIO

Original Source : https://electrek.co/2022/06/02/ford-invests-billion-building-all-new-commercial-electric-vehicle-ohio/

JEEP WILL ONLY SELL HYBRIDS, EVS IN EUROPE BY 2023

Original Source : https://www.autoweek.com/news/industry-news/a40168308/jeep-will-only-sell-hybrids-evs-in-europe-by-2023/

STELLANTIS - LG ENERGY SOLUTION BATTERY JOINT VENTURE NAMED NEXTSTAR ENERGY

Original Source : https://batteriesnews.com/stellantis-lg-energy-solution-battery-joint-venture-named-nextstar-energy-ceo-appointed/

TRIUMPH'S FIRST ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLE PROTOTYPE COMPLETES TESTING PHASE

Original Source : https://www.rideapart.com/news/589464/triumph-electric-prototype-testing-complete/


ELON MUSK MYSTIFIED THAT TESLA EMPLOYEES DON’T WANT TO SPEND ALL DAY WITH HIM

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Jun 03, 2022
03 Jun 2022 | Briefly
256
➤ Polestar 2 BST Edition 270: A Sharper Performance EV With 476 HP
➤ 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Is Even Quicker Than Expected
➤ Volkswagen Aero B Electric Sedan Spied Again Showing More Details
➤ Porsche Macan EV spied showing styling differences between trim levels
➤ Ford invests $1.5 billion in building an "all-new commercial electric vehicle" in Ohio
➤ Jeep Will Only Sell Hybrids, EVs in Europe by 2023
➤ Stellantis - LG Energy Solution Battery Joint Venture Named NextStar Energy
➤ Triumph's First Electric Motorcycle Prototype Completes Testing Phase
➤ Tesla Germany Wait Times Rising Sharply
➤ Elon Musk Mystified That Tesla Employees Don’t Want to Spend All Day with Him
Jun 03, 2022
02 June 2022 | Chevy Bolt Price Reduced To $26,595
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GM SLASHES PRICES OF CHEVY BOLT EVS DESPITE RISING COMMODITY COSTS

Original Source : https://www.cnbc.com/2022/06/01/gm-slashes-prices-of-chevy-bolt-evs-despite-rising-commodity-costs.html

2023 CHEVY BOLT IS NOW NATION'S CHEAPEST EV AT $26,595

Original Source : https://www.thedrive.com/news/2023-chevy-bolt-is-now-the-cheapest-ev-with-26595-base-price

PORSCHE STRENGTHENS TIES WITH ELECTRIC SUPERCAR STARTUP RIMAC IN NEW FUNDING ROUND

BUICK WILDCAT EV CONCEPT HERALDS ALL-ELECTRIC FUTURE

Original Source : https://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/buick-wildcat-ev-concept/

MUSK SAYS CHINA LEADS EVS, BUT CEO OF CHINESE RIVAL DISAGREES

Original Source : https://qz.com/2171407/musk-says-china-leads-evs-but-ceo-of-chinese-rival-disagrees/

TESLA CYBERTRUCK'S MASSIVE DIE-CASTING PRESS REVEALED IN NEW VIDEO

MORE EV TRUCKS COMING TO THE UK FROM MERCEDES-BENZ

Original Source : https://truckingmag.co.uk/news/more-ev-trucks-coming-to-the-uk-from-mercedes-benz/

BMW IX1 WOULD HAVE BEEN THE PERFECT REPLACEMENT FOR THE I3 IN THE U.S.

Original Source : https://www.bmwblog.com/2022/06/01/bmw-ix1-replacement-i3/

REPORT: ELECTRIC VEHICLE SALES WILL TRIPLE BY 2025

Original Source : https://edition.cnn.com/2022/06/01/business/bloombergnef-electric-vehicle-report/

EVS WILL TRIPLE IN 3 YEARS BUT ADOPTION STILL TOO SLOW TO HIT BIG CLIMATE TARGET

Original Source : https://www.marketwatch.com/story/evs-will-triple-in-just-3-years-but-adoption-still-too-slow-to-hit-big-climate-target-11654111780


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02 Jun 2022 | Briefly
256
➤ GM slashes prices of Chevy Bolt EVs despite rising commodity costs
➤ 2023 Chevy Bolt Is Now Nation's Cheapest EV at $26,595
➤ Porsche strengthens ties with electric supercar startup Rimac in new funding round
➤ Buick Wildcat EV concept heralds all-electric future
➤ Musk says China leads EVs, but CEO of Chinese rival disagrees
➤ Tesla Cybertruck's massive die-casting press revealed in new video
➤ More EV trucks coming to the UK from Mercedes-Benz
➤ BMW iX1 Would Have Been the Perfect Replacement for the i3 in the U.S.
➤ Report: Electric vehicle sales will triple by 2025
➤ EVs will triple in 3 years but adoption still too slow to hit big climate target
➤ To fight inflation, pass EV tax credits now
Jun 02, 2022
01 June 2022 | VW ID. Buzz enters production, UK Prices From £57,115
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VW ID.BUZZ ELECTRIC MINIBUS IS MORE EXPENSIVE THAN EXPECTED

Original Source : https://electrek.co/2022/05/31/vw-id-buzz-electric-minibus-price/

2023 VW ID. BUZZ ENTERS PRODUCTION, STARTS AT £57,115

Original Source : https://uk.motor1.com/news/589864/2023-vw-id-buzz-price-production-announced/

MG SURPASSES PREVIOUS ANNUAL CAR SALES IN FIRST FIVE MONTHS OF 2022

Original Source : https://www.mg.co.uk/media-centre/mg-surpasses-previous-annual-car-sales-first-five-months-2022

TESLA (TSLA) MAKES PITCH TO TURN TEXAS HOMES INTO ‘VIRTUAL POWER PLANTS’

Original Source : https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-05-31/tesla-makes-pitch-to-turn-texas-homes-into-plants-to-power-grid

THREE QUARTERS OF A MILLION EVS ON UK ROADS

Original Source : https://www.nextgreencar.com/news/9344/three-quarters-of-a-million-evs-on-uk-roads/

GENESIS DELIVERS FIRST GV60 ELECTRIC CROSSOVER IN THE U.S.

Original Source : https://electriccarsreport.com/2022/05/genesis-delivers-first-gv60-electric-crossover-in-the-u-s/

RUMOR: SAMSUNG SDI DEVELOPING VARIOUS 4680 CYLINDRICAL BATTERIES

Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/589164/samsung-sdi-develops-4680-batteries/

INEOS CONFIRMS PLANS FOR NEW SMALL ELECTRIC 4X4

Original Source : https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/ineos/358118/ineos-confirms-plans-new-small-electric-4x4

HSBC'S NEW EMPLOYEE PERK LETS UK BANKERS LEASE TESLAS AND EVS

Original Source : https://www.businessinsider.com/hsbc-uk-bankers-tax-breaks-on-ev-cars-employee-perk-2022-6?op=1&r=US&IR=T

DRC NEEDS TO DIG DEEPER IN MINES FOR ELECTRIC CARS BATTERY MINERALS

Original Source : https://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/tea/business/drc-mines-for-electric-cars-battery-minerals-3829806

GIANT LAUNCHES NEW E-BIKE BRAND MOMENTUM IN UK

Original Source : https://bikebiz.com/giant-launches-new-e-bike-brand-momentum-in-uk/

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01 Jun 2022 | Briefly
256
➤ VW ID.Buzz electric minibus is more expensive than expected
➤ 2023 VW ID. Buzz enters production, starts at £57,115
➤ Tesla (TSLA) Makes Pitch to Turn Texas Homes Into ‘Virtual Power Plants’
➤ Three quarters of a million EVs on UK roads
➤ Genesis delivers first GV60 electric crossover in the U.S.
➤ Rumor: Samsung SDI Developing Various 4680 Cylindrical Batteries
➤ Ineos confirms plans for new small electric 4x4
➤ HSBC's New Employee Perk Lets UK Bankers Lease Teslas and EVs
➤ DRC needs to dig deeper in mines for electric cars battery minerals
➤ Giant launches new e-bike brand Momentum in UK - Gear
Jun 01, 2022
31 May 2022 | BMW iX1 Arrives
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NEW 2023 BMW IX1 ELECTRIC CROSSOVER ARRIVES WITH 272 MILES OF RANGE

Original Source : https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/bmw/x1/352863/new-2023-bmw-ix1-electric-crossover-arrives-272-miles-range

NEW 2022 BMW IX1: 272-MILE EV JOINS THIRD-GEN X1 LINE-UP

DELOREAN ALPHA5 PREVIEWS A NEW ELECTRIC SPORTS CAR

WHAT IT'S LIKE TO DRIVE GM'S BRIGHTDROP ZEVO 600 ELECTRIC DELIVERY VAN

FIAT ANNOUNCES ITS FULL RANGE WILL BE ELECTRIFIED FROM JULY

Original Source : https://news.motors.co.uk/fiat-announces-its-full-range-will-be-electrified-from-july/

HONDA THINKS EVS WILL KILL MEGA-DEALERSHIPS

NEW EU RULES TO INCREASE PLUG-IN HYBRIDS' EMISSIONS RATINGS, PUSHING BUYERS TOWARDS EVS

CHINA ISSUES NEW STIMULUS MEASURES TO BOOST AUTO SALES

Original Source : https://technode.com/2022/05/30/china-issues-new-stimulus-measures-to-boost-auto-sales/

HOW A CHEAP COMPONENT COULD HELP KILL OFF COMBUSTION CARS

Original Source : https://money.usnews.com/investing/news/articles/2022-05-30/how-a-cheap-component-could-help-kill-off-combustion-cars

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31 May 2022 | Briefly
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➤ New 2023 BMW iX1 electric crossover arrives with 272 miles of range
➤ New 2022 BMW iX1: 272-mile EV joins third-gen X1 line-up
➤ DeLorean Alpha5 Previews a New Electric Sports Car
➤ What it's like to drive GM's BrightDrop Zevo 600 electric delivery van
➤ Fiat announces its full range will be electrified from July
➤ Honda Thinks EVs Will Kill Mega-Dealerships
➤ New EU rules to increase plug-in hybrids' emissions ratings, pushing buyers towards EVs
➤ China issues new stimulus measures to boost auto sales
➤ How a Cheap Component Could Help Kill off Combustion Cars
May 31, 2022
30 May 2022 | Tesla Adds Supercharger Wait Times
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NISSAN US DEALERS TOLD TO STOP TAKING NEW ORDERS FOR 2023 ARIYA

Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/588895/nissan-us-dealers-told-stop-taking-new-orders-2023-ariya-ev/

SKODA COULD BUILD CZECH 'GIGAFACTORY' AND OTHER VW GROUP CARS

Original Source : https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/technology/skoda-could-build-czech-gigafactory-and-other-vw-group-cars


COOL NEWS: WITH OTA UPDATE, TESLA NOW SHOWS WAITING TIME AT SUPERCHARGER

Original Source : https://www.torquenews.com/15475/cool-news-ota-update-tesla-now-shows-waiting-time-superchargers

TESLA’S LATEST APP UPDATE NOW SHOWS RECALLS FOR YOUR VEHICLE

YOUR PARKED TESLA WILL SOON AUTOMATICALLY CLOSE ITS WINDOWS WHEN IT STARTS TO RAIN

TESLAS MAY SOON APPLY BRAKES FOR A CONSISTENT EXPERIENCE WHEN REGENERATIVE BRAKING IS LIMITED

MAXUS PRESENTS NEW ELECTRIC VAN AND PICKUP

Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2022/05/30/maxus-presents-new-electric-van-and-pickup/

APTERA HAS MORE THAN 22,000 RESERVATIONS

Original Source : https://electrek.co/2022/05/30/aptera-reservations-solar-electric-car-range/

DALHOUSIE RESEARCHERS FIND LOW-VOLTAGE NMC532 CELLS HAVE HIGHER ENERGY DENSITY THAN LFP

Original Source : https://www.greencarcongress.com/2022/05/20220530-nmc532.html

ZEEKR REACHES 20,000TH ZEEKR 001 DELIVERY MILESTONE

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30 May 2022 | Briefly
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➤ Nissan US Dealers Told To Stop Taking New Orders For 2023 Ariya
➤ Skoda could build Czech 'gigafactory' and other VW Group cars
➤ BMW, Mini consider agency approach in Europe
➤ Cool News: With OTA Update, Tesla Now Shows Waiting Time At Superchargers
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➤ Teslas may soon apply brakes for a consistent experience when regenerative braking is limited
➤ Maxus presents new electric van and pickup
➤ Aptera has more than 22,000 reservations
➤ Dalhousie researchers find low-voltage NMC532 cells have higher energy density than LFP
➤ Zeekr reaches 20,000th Zeekr 001 delivery milestone 
May 30, 2022
29 May 2022 | VW Aero B will be ID.7 Tourer
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2022 RIVIAN R1T 70 MPH RANGE TEST

Original Source : https://insideevs.com/reviews/588696/rivian-r1t-range-test-review/

RIVIAN ADDS SOFT SAND MODE WITH LOW REGEN AND HIGH POWER SETTINGS

Original Source : https://www.thedrive.com/news/rivian-adds-soft-sand-mode-with-low-regen-and-high-power-settings

REPORT: VOLKSWAGEN AERO B ESTATE TO BE NAMED "ID.7 TOURER"

Original Source : https://uk.motor1.com/news/588449/volkswagen-aero-b-estate-id7-tourer/

BMW NEUE KLASSE ELECTRIC VEHICLES TO USE CATL CYLINDRICAL BATTERY CELLS

Original Source : https://www.bmwblog.com/2022/05/28/bmw-neue-klasse-catl-cylindrical-battery-cells/

HOW MAHINDRA’S VW MEB-BASED EV MAY OPEN THE DOOR TO THE US MARKET

Original Source : https://www.hotcars.com/mahindra-and-volkswagen-meb-based-ev-disrupt-us-market/


GWM ORA LAUNCHING IN THE UK IN AUTUMN 2022

Original Source : https://uk.ora-eu.com/gwm-ora-uk-launch-autumn-2022/

300-MILE ADVENTURE EBIKE GETS WIRED FOR EVEREST-LEVEL EPICS

Original Source : https://newatlas.com/bicycles/300-mile-optibike-everest-adventure-ebike/


COST TO RAPIDLY CHARGE ELECTRIC CAR SOARS 20% IN EIGHT MONTHS

Original Source : https://news.yahoo.com/cost-rapidly-charge-electric-car-soars-rac-093528917.html

NIO, TESLA SHOWROOMS IN SHANGHAI EXPECTED TO REOPEN SOON


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May 29, 2022
29 May 2022 | Briefly
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➤ 2022 Rivian R1T 70 MPH Range Test
➤ Rivian Adds Soft Sand Mode with Low Regen and High Power Settings
➤ Report: Volkswagen Aero B estate to be named "ID.7 Tourer"
➤ BMW Neue Klasse Electric Vehicles To Use CATL Cylindrical Battery Cells
➤ How Mahindra’s VW MEB-Based EV May Open The Door To The US Market
➤ Shocking Next-Gen Nissan GT-R To Go Full-Blown Electric
➤ GWM ORA launching in the UK in Autumn 2022
➤ 300-mile adventure ebike gets wired for Everest-level epics
➤ London hosts first-ever electric scooter racing world championship
➤ Cost to rapidly charge electric car soars 20% in eight months
➤ NIO, Tesla showrooms in Shanghai expected to reopen soon
May 29, 2022
28 May 2022 | Cadillac Lyriq Just Sold Out in 4 Hours
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ELECTRIC INDY 500? 'IT’S AMONG THE MOST INTERESTING QUESTIONS IN MOTORSPORT'

Original Source : https://www.autoblog.com/2022/05/27/electric-indy-500/

VOLVO PREPS FOR LAUNCH OF FIRST ELECTRIC TRUCKS MADE WITH FOSSIL-FUEL-FREE STEEL

Original Source : https://www.greenbiz.com/article/volvo-preps-launch-first-electric-trucks-made-fossil-fuel-free-steel

BANK OF AMERICA TO MORE THAN DOUBLE ELECTRIFY AMERICA ULTRA-FAST CHARGING STATIONS

Original Source : https://newsroom.bankofamerica.com/content/newsroom/press-releases/2022/05/bank-of-america-to-more-than-double-electrify-america-ultra-fast.html

TESLA DELAYS DELIVERIES DUE TO MISSING CHARGE PORT PART

Original Source : https://electrek.co/2022/05/27/tesla-delays-deliveries-missing-charge-port-part/

10 THINGS WE JUST LEARNED ABOUT ZERO AND THEIR ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLES

Original Source : https://www.hotcars.com/zero-electric-motorcycles-facts/

CADILLAC LYRIQ ELECTRIC VEHICLE SELLS OUT IN 4 HOURS

Original Source : https://www.kbb.com/car-news/cadillac-lyriq-sold-out-in-4-hours/

BMW DESIGN BOSS EXPLAINS WHY THE I7 EV AND 7 SERIES LOOK ALIKE

Original Source : https://uk.motor1.com/news/588634/bmw-i7-7-series-look-alike/

IF EUROPE AND JAPAN CAN HAVE SMALL, CHEAP EVS, WHY CAN’T AMERICA?

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➤ Electric Indy 500? 'It’s among the most interesting questions in motorsport'
➤ Volvo preps for launch of first electric trucks made with fossil-fuel-free steel
➤ Bank of America to More Than Double Electrify America Ultra-Fast Charging Stations
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➤ 10 Things We Just Learned About Zero And Their Electric Motorcycles
➤ Cadillac Lyriq Electric Vehicle Sells Out in 4 Hours
➤ BMW design boss explains why the i7 EV and 7 Series look alike
➤ If Europe and Japan can have small, cheap EVs, why can’t America?
May 28, 2022
27 May 2022 | Ford starts customer deliveries of the F-150 Lightning
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Ford starts customer deliveries of the F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck

- Ford announced that it started production of the electric pickup truck last month, and they have since made their way to dealerships across the US. Some were delivered to fleet customers, but now we learned that the automaker started deliveries to its retail customers as well. 

- Ford quickly accumulated 200,000 reservations for the electric pickup and realized that the demand was much higher than anticipated. The company quickly ramped up its production and is now planning for an annual production rate of 150,000 units by the end of next year. This year, production is expected to be limited to about 40,000 units.

- While this is not much compared to overall F-150 production, it is good to jump-start electric pickup trucks in the US. Next year, the Silverado Electric, Tesla Cybertruck, and more are expected to contribute to the electric pickup truck revolution in the US




Tesla delivers Megapacks to new Bitcoin mining facility

- Tesla has delivered four Megapacks to a giant new Bitcoin mining facility in Texas that is going to be the first to be powered by the automaker’s solar and batteries.

- Last month, the project was announced as a partnership between Tesla, Blockstream, and Jack Dorsey’s Blocks (formerly Square).

- The idea is to build a new 30 Petahashes per second open-source Bitcoin mining facility powered by a 3.8 MW solar farm and 12 MWh Megapack system provided by Tesla.

- Tesla’s involvement in the project is also interesting within the context of the company adopting the cryptocurrency in its own business.

- Early in 2021, Tesla invested $1.5 billion in Bitcoin. Shortly after, the automaker started accepting the cryptocurrency as payment on new vehicles.




SAIC-GM-Wuling to assemble its mini EVs in Indonesia

- SAIC-GM-Wuling is exporting its popular mini electric vehicles, but unlike other car companies that export vehicles directly, the company is shipping parts overseas and assembling the vehicles.

- On May 24, SAIC-GM-Wuling exported its first batch of new energy vehicle (NEV) parts overseas on a rail liner,

- SAIC-GM-Wuling is aiming for annual sales of 1 million NEVs by 2023, it said in early March.

- As of April, total sales of SAIC-GM-Wuling's GSEV models topped 850,000 units, the company said today.



Electric bike charging stations installed on the West Coast Electric Highway

- The West Coast Electric Highway in the US, which sees electric car charging stations dotting the route from the Canadian border in the north to the Mexican border in the south, is getting a new type of EV charging station as well. Now you’ll be able to charge up your electric bike along the way too, at least in the Oregon section.

- That’s because the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has announced that it has taken the initiative to outfit all 44 of the electric car charting stations along the Electric Highway in its states with extra 110V plugs.



NIO to boost presence in Norway with new NIO Houses and swap stations

- NIO's second NIO House in Norway is expected to open in the third quarter, one year after the opening of NIO's first showroom in the country.

- "NIO is a premium car brand and will create a premium user experience. We are pleased to have found premises that reflect this in Strandgata 15 and are convinced that the users will be rejuvenated," says Marius Hayler, CEO of NIO Norway.

- NIO also plans to open two additional showrooms in Norway in the fourth quarter.

- In addition to additional NIO Houses in Norway, NIO will also build two new battery swap stations in Bergen and a battery swap station in Vestby, according to the Norwegian version of the NIO app.

- NIO announced plans last year to build battery swap stations in five Norwegian cities, with the goal of having 20 facilities in Norway by the end of 2022.




Tesla moves to expand Gigafactory Berlin on new 250-acre land

- Tesla has started to officially move to expand Gigafactory Berlin on a new 250-acre lot with the submission of the construction plan to the municipality.

- The automaker has just started production at the factory, and it is still having issues ramping things up, but that’s not stopping the company from already expanding the plant.
- Now local paper RBB reports that the expansion has officially started this week with the submission of the expansion application with the municipality.




LiDAR developer Luminar Technologies Hires Ex Apple, Tesla and Nvidia Execs

- Tech companies like Apple, Nvidia and Tesla in Silicon Valley often poach top talent from competitors, as the region has always been a highly competitive environment for companies to make a name for themselves.

- Among the new top talent joining Luminar are Taner Ozcelik, the founder of Nvidia's growing automotive hardware business. Ozcelik will serve as Luminar's executive vice president and general manager to oversee lidar product development, R&D, program management, and Luminar's semiconductor subsidiaries. 

- Over the past decade, Ozcelik scaled Nvidia's automotive business into a multi-hundred million dollar revenue business. Luminar also provides the long-range lidar for NVIDIA's DRIVE Hyperion autonomous vehicle platform that's also being used by Lucid Group for the Air sedan. 

- Also joining Luminar is CJ Moore, who served for seven years as director of Tesla's Autopilot software before leaving the electric car company to join computer giant Apple Inc as director of autonomous systems for its secretive Apple Car project. Moore will lead Luminar's software program and contribute to its vision for next-generation safety and autonomy.


“Tally ho!” First all-electric Mokes roll off production line in UK

- The recent revival of the iconic beach buggy the Mini Moke, under the stewardship of British company Moke International, has taken an electric turn for the European summer, with the first full-speed petrol-free models now rolling off the production line.

- Originally designed by the same man behind the Mini, Sir Alec Issigonis, the lightweight utility named after a slang term for a donkey has been “reimagined” as a fully electric vehicle, offering enhanced performance, zero noise and – according to Moke – a range of around 120-140km.

- The starting price for the electric Moke is £29,150 (just under $A52,000), which the website notes is before on road coasts and/or local incentives.

- According to the website, the battery’s range is 144km (which is more than is specified in the press release), with a charging time of around four hours, subject to WLTP testing. Top speed is 100km/h.



Mercedes Formula E team unveils high-tech electric bike collection

- The Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team has this week launched a collection of high-performance electric bicycles that the company hopes will stand out as some of the most sophisticated e-bikes on the market.

- The team launched on Wednesday four new e-bike models – the Formula E, Silver Arrows, Silver Arrows Sport, and the new high performance Championship Edition.

- The bikes also incorporate Constant Variable Transmission (CVT) as standard across all but the Championship Edition model, which is a single speed. CVT eliminates the need for manual shifting between gears, with gear changes happening seamlessly as needed, ensuring riders never find themselves in the wrong gear halfway up a hill.

- The cheapest of the four bikes – the $US3,450 ($A4,900) Formula E Team e-bike – boasts 80Nm of torque, 25% more than a standard e-bike.

- All the bikes come with a carbon belt drive that is said to be maintenance free for 32,000 kilometres and a digital dashboard integrated into the handlebar – including speedometer, battery indicator, range – a security system with a password activated security immobiliser, and even mobile phone charging.




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26 May 2022 | Lucid Air Sets New Hypermiling Record Of 687 Miles
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Well…Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily, your trusted source of EV information. It’s Thursday 26th May, my penultimate day of hosting the show. I’m Blake Boland, and I’ve gone through every EV story today so that you don’t have to!



Watch Lucid Air Set New Hypermiling Record Of 687 Miles

- The Lucid Air Dream Edition Range remains the world's longest-range production car, with an EPA rating of 520 miles (836 kilometers).

- Tom Moloughney got remarkably close to that in the real world by covering 500 miles in the Lucid Air in InsideEVs' 70 mph range test. But how far can the electric luxury sedan go if the driver's only concern is range?

- The plan was to drive the car at a constant 27 mph (43 km/h), switching drivers roughly every three hours. Any time the Lucid Air needed to stop or turn around, the driver would switch into neutral and coast before accelerating slowly back to 27 mph.

- However, the vehicle did not manage to break the 700-mile threshold, with the 118-kWh battery running completely out of juice after 687.4 miles (1,106.2 kilometers). That was still good enough to qualify as a world record for the longest range achieved by production electric vehicle on public roads, but still a long way from the 999-mile Guinness World Record that includes prototypes on private tracks.



Harley-Davidson selling out its newest electric motorcycle in 18 minutes

- When Harley-Davidson first unveiled its original LiveWire electric motorcycle and began taking orders nearly four years ago, the industry was largely in consensus about the bike itself. It scored impressive marks and high acclaim for performance and style, but its sales suffered due to the original lofty price of nearly $30,000 (though the price did drop to $22,000 after entering the LiveWire sub-brand). And so it’s no surprise that ever since the original launch, significant hype has been building for Harley-Davidson’s next lower-cost electric motorcycle.




CATL partners with European electric bus maker Solaris on battery supply

- Contemporary Amperex Technology Co Ltd (CATL, SHE: 300750) recently entered into a partnership with European electric bus maker Solaris to help drive the transition to electric urban mobility in Europe, the largest Chinese power battery maker announced today.

- CATL will provide Solaris' buses with lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries using CTP (cell to pack) technology to drive the electrification of buses, the company said.
- Thanks to the long life and high thermal stability of CATL's LFP system, Solaris' electric buses will demonstrate significant advantages in safety and temperature resilience, CATL said.


- Solaris, based in Poland, is one of Europe's leading bus and trolleybus manufacturers, having built more than 22,000 vehicles in the past 25 years.




ADS-TEC Energy Extends Battery-Buffered Ultra-Fast EV Charging

- ADS-TEC Energy plc is extending its battery-buffered, ultra-fast EV charging portfolio in Europe, despite global supply chain and other market challenges, with the addition of ChargePost later this year. Unlike the currently-available, battery-buffered ChargeBox, which consists of a separate battery-booster module and two charging dispensers, the ChargePost consolidates battery-buffering and dispensers into a single "all-in-one" system with a large display that provides revenue-generating advertising opportunities.


Tesla releases new software update with better range calculation

- Tesla has started to release a new software update (2022.16.0.2) with a better range calculation incorporating more environmental factors and the ability for media accounts to be linked to driver profiles.

“Energy prediction for your route has been improved by incorporating forecasted crosswind, headwind, humidity and ambient temperature when using online navigation.”





Battery startup Sparkz, United Mine Workers of America announce labor-management agreement for W Va Gigafactory

- Sparkz, a battery startup with exclusive licenses from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to produce domestic cobalt-free lithium batteries (earlier post), and the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) signed a memorandum of understanding establishing a labor-management agreement that would mark one of the largest climate-tech union workforce partnerships in the United States.

- Sparkz announced in March it will begin construction in 2022 of a Gigafactory in West Virginia to commercialize their zero-cobalt battery which will initially employ 350 workers and could grow to as many as 3,000.



Over 300 battery gigafactories in the global pipeline

- As EV demand steadily grows, automakers and their suppliers are wisely hustling to increase battery production capacity—preferably close to their auto plants and markets. Benchmark Mineral Intelligence reports that there are currently over 300 battery gigafactories in the construction or planning stages around the world.

- This represents some 6,388 GWh worth of battery capacity, a 68% increase compared to the figure a year ago.


Micro presents variants for the compact Microlino

- ‘’In total, however, the Microlino will be available in four variants, all of which will be powered by an electric motor with an output of 12.5 kW. The top speed of the electric two-seater is 90 km/h. In addition, the Microlino will be available with three battery sizes (6, 10.5 or 14 kWh), which should enable ranges of 91, 177 and 230 kilometres respectively. The respective chemical storage can be recharged via type 2. With a maximum charging power of 1.35 kW, the small battery needs four hours, the medium battery with 2.6 kW three hours and the largest battery (also 2.6 kW) four hours.’’


Volkswagen rumoured to name their estate car ID.7 Tourer

- It is no secret that Volkswagen is planning an all-electric estate car. Now it has been revealed that the electric counterparts to the Passat series, previously announced by VW as Aero A and Aero B, could come onto the market as the ID.7.



Buick Electra-X Teased As Brand's First Ultium-Based SUV Concept

- Buick China has dropped two teaser photos of an upcoming all-electric concept vehicle named Electra-X, the brand's first electric SUV concept developed on GM's Ultium platform.
- The new design study could be a more production-ready follow-up to the Buick Electra Concept from 2020, at least judging by the name and the fact it's an electric SUV.
Set to debut at the upcoming Buick China Brand Day in early June, the Electra-X is said to offer "a sneak peek at future Ultium-based EVs for Buick in China."




The commodities giant Glencore will pay $1.1 billion to settle bribery and price-fixing charges.

- The settlement was not a surprise. In February, the company set aside $1.5 billion in reserves to pay for fines and clawbacks that might result from international investigations into its operations in a handful of resource-rich countries in Africa and South America.



Tesla, GM supplier Glencore pleads guilty to $1.1bn penalty for FCPA violations

- Glencore admitted that, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, it offered to pay $27.5 million to third parties to secure improper business advantages. In Venezuela, Glencore paid $1.2 million to an intermediary company that made corrupt payments that benefitted a Venezuelan official.

- Tesla receives Cobalt from Glencore’s Kamoto Copper mine in the DRC and Nickel from the company’s Murrin Murrin mine in Australia, it said in its 2021 Impact Report. GM receives Cobalt from the Murrin Murrin mine as well.


New Smart #1 SUV available to order in December 2022

- Customers will be able to reserve the all-new Smart #1 towards the end of this year, with the first 100 cars arriving in Launch Edition guise.

- The new Smart #1 is based on an all-new electric architecture from Geely, called SEA. This will underpin Smart’s forthcoming new range.

- From launch the #1 is installed with a 66kWh battery, for a claimed headline range of up to 440km (273 miles). It’s likely that more affordable, smaller battery options will be available in time, too. 


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25 May 2022 | Modified Nissan Ariya To Drive From North To South Pole
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Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily, your trusted source of EV information. It’s Wednesday 25th May, and in case you missed it, Martyn is off on his holidays. I’m Blake Boland, and I’ve gone through every EV story today so that you don’t have to!

First up, let’s look at our headline story for the day.

Modified Nissan Ariya To Drive From North To South Pole In 2023

- British adventurer and Guinness World Record holder Chris Ramsey will become the first person in automotive history to drive Pole to Pole in an all electric vehicle in a bid to raise awareness of the climate crisis and the role that electric cars can play in reducing our carbon footprint.

- This will be the first time that any vehicle has driven from the Magnetic North Pole to the South Pole, and Ramsey believes it is the ideal way to highlight just what electric vehicles are capable of – even in the most extreme climates.

- After nearly four years of planning, the Pole to Pole Expedition is scheduled to start in March 2023, covering 17,000 miles across 14 countries as the team make their way from the Magnetic North to the finish line at the South Pole.

- In preparation for the brutal Arctic and Antarctic conditions, Ramsey’s expedition Nissan Ariya e-4ORCE will be modified and equipped by Arctic Trucks, a renowned specialist in polar vehicles. They will also provide logistical support and expertise to help plan a safe and accessible route through the most remote and hostile environments on Earth.




2022 report rates the US on EV readiness

- The transportation sector accounts for approximately 30% of carbon dioxide emissions in the US alone. As the United States and the rest of the world for that matter, continue to lean into the paradigm shift of BEV transportation, more and more countries, states, and their consumers must prepare. A new 2022 report from LeasePlan USA has measured a number of data factors and scored an EV readiness index for all of the US.

- The index was based upon five factors:
  • Favorable state legislation and incentives
  • Percentage of EVs on the road
  • Charger to vehicle ratio
  • Charger availability
  • Climate suitability for EVs 



Polestar invests in extreme fast charging battery company StoreDot

-Polestar makes first financial investment in another company; becomes shareholder in Israel-based extreme fast charging pioneer StoreDot

- StoreDot is pioneering the development of silicon-dominant extreme fast charging batteries for electric vehicles. The Israel-based company aims to produce batteries for EVs capable of charging up to 160 km of range in just five minutes, by 2024.

- As part of the strategic deal, Polestar is collaborating with StoreDot to explore adapting and applying their technology to proof-of-concept Polestar cars. Test cases already being  explored include customising StoreDot’s cell technology for Polestar cars, to enable faster charging and improved circularity.

- The new funding comes as part of StoreDot’s Series D investment round. Polestar is joining an impressive list of the company’s global investors and partners, including Daimler, BP, VinFast, Volvo, Ola Electric, Samsung, TDK and EVE Energy.



Vancouver Requires Gas Stations & Parking Lots Without EV Chargers To Pay $10,000 Per Year

- The Vancouver city council has approved a new $10,000 annual fee for gas stations and commercial parking lots that don’t install EV chargers by January 2025.

- In order to comply with the new rule, gas stations will have to install at least one DC fast charger with a minimum charging speed of 50kW. Parking lots will need to install four Level 2 chargers in order to meet the guidelines. Lots with fewer than 60 parking spaces will be exempt from the new fees.

- In a report to the city council, the city staff said, “There would be an incentive to invest in EV charging to avoid the higher annual license fees.” That report estimated it would take gas station and parking lot owners about 8 years to recoup their investment in EV charging equipment. Business owners cited lack of space, lack of available electricity supply, and limited demand for EV chargers as concerns.

- According to a city staff report supporting the initiative, it will cost about $135,000 for a gas station to install a DC fast charger. The report also estimates it will cost an average of $100,000 to install four Level 2 EV chargers. Once they are in compliance, the normal yearly business license fee will remain at $163 for parking lots and $263 for gas stations.




VW CEO Follows GM's Lead, Reiterating Goal To Overtake Tesla By 2025

- CNBC asked Diess why Tesla is so highly valued. More specifically, why are investors so willing to pay a massive premium for Tesla over other automakers. Diess explained that markets are "always about the future.” He added:

“Tesla currently is in the lead when it comes to EVs, probably also it is the most digital car company already and they have some advantages. We are still aiming at keeping up and probably overtaking by 2025 when it comes to sales.”



Tesla Research Partner Publishes Details About 100-Year Battery

- If you follow Tesla, you're probably aware of Jeff Dahn and his team of researchers at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. Dahn is the man responsible for the talk about a "million-mile" EV battery, which sounds fascinating, though perhaps not that out of reach. However, more recently, the team with ties to Tesla published a new paper about an energy-dense EV battery that could last 100 years.

- Abstract or paper: ‘’NMC cells, particularly those balanced and charged to 3.8 V, show better coulombic efficiency, less capacity fade and higher energy density compared to LFP cells and are projected to yield lifetimes approaching a century at 25 °C.’’




Swiss E-Bike Startup OPIUM To Launch Two Long-Range E-Bikes Soon

- Swiss e-bike startup OPIUM is capitalizing on these technological advancements, and is set to release two new long-range electric bicycles this summer. Dubbed the 6.0 and 4.0, both e-bikes will have an impressive range of 340 kilometers, or around 211 miles.

- The e-bikes are expected to be open for pre-order this summer, with deliveries expected to commence come 2023. As for battery tech, both the 6.0 and 4.0 will come with a 1,670 Wh battery. The buyer will have the option to purchase a 470 Wh extender, which will be necessary in order to achieve the claimed 211-mile range. As for power, it's stronger than most off-the-shelf e-bikes, too, with an 850W brushless electric motor as standard. 

- To help riders keep tabs of their journeys, the OPIUM's e-bikes will come equipped with a digital display that shows trip data, route information, and other pertinent info such as battery charge.



Stellantis and Samsung SDI to Invest Over $2.5 Billion in Joint Venture for EV Battery Production Plant in United States

- Joint venture to build electric-vehicle battery plant in Kokomo, Indiana, U.S. to support Stellantis' North America electrification ambitions outlined in Dare Forward 2030 strategic plan.

- Targeted to start in 2025, the plant aims to have an initial annual production capacity of 23 gigawatt-hours (GWh), with an aim to increase to 33 GWh in the next few years. The total capacity would increase further as demand for Stellantis electric vehicles is expected to rise.

- At the Indiana factory, Samsung SDI will be apply its cutting-edge technology PRiMX to produce EV battery cells and modules for the North America market. Last year, Samsung launched its premium battery technology brand PRiMX as an industry first and unveiled the brand at CES 2022 in January.


Audi launches pre-sales of the Q4 e-tron in China

- The electric SUV, based on the Volkswagen Group’s MEB platform, will be offered in China at prices between 300,000 and 380,000 yuan (the equivalent of around 42,000 to 53,000 euros). Audi is also offering a special model limited to 520 for the market launch.

- The Ingolstadt company will only offer the Q4 in China in the Q4 40 e-tron and Q4 50 e-tron quattro variants. The 40 e-tron is powered by an electric motor in the rear with an output of 150 kW. The 50 e-tron quattro is a four-wheel drive with a maximum output of 220 kW. The top speed is also 160 km/h, just like in this country.
- However, there is a difference with the battery. In Europe, the chemical storage unit has a usable energy content of 76.6 kWh. For the Chinese market, on the other hand, it has a capacity of 79.7 kWh, which, according to Chinese standards, should allow a range of up to 605 kilometres. The battery cells with the NCM 811 chemistry come from CATL. There are also differences in the charging time from 5 to 80 per cent: the Q4 40 e-tron takes 29 minutes and the Q4 50 e-tron quattro 36 minutes for the European versions. In China, however, both variants need a full 41 minutes for the charging process.


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24 May 2022 | Foxconn-Fisker Vehicle Confirmed
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Well…Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily, your trusted source of EV information. It’s Tuesday 24th May, and Martyn is off on his holidays for the week. I’m Blake Boland, and I’ve gone through every EV story today so that you don’t have to!


The “Stealth Bomber” Drops A Bomb: Foxconn-Fisker Vehicle Confirmed

- Author of article, Jennifer Sensiba - ‘In a previous series of articles, I explained that Taiwan-based Foxconn (aka Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.) is going to be a serious player in the EV industry, but that you probably won’t hear much about it. Why? Because it is going to be the “stealth bomber” of manufacturers.’

- A few days ago, Fisker announced solid plans to build the PEAR, and it is working with Foxconn to build it in Ohio. This is supposed to happen in 2024, and the starting price is supposed to be below $29,900.

- Whatever the PEAR is going to actually be, Fisker and Foxconn tell us that they expect to sell a whole bunch of them. After a ramp-up period, they want to make at least 250,000 units per year, and that they have high hopes to make many more.
 



Tesla Giga Shanghai output will return to pre-lockdown levels by Tuesday

-An internal memo sent to Tesla employees said the automaker plans to have production levels at its Gigafactory Shanghai production facility return to pre-lockdown levels by Tuesday. The plant faced a three-week hiatus in production in April after a surge of COVID-19 cases in the city caused government officials to determine a shutdown was appropriate.

- Tesla’s daily output will return to 2,600 on Tuesday, according to the memo, which was seen by Reuters. The document said there were around 1,000 electric units produced on Monday, and the weekly output would move closer to 16,000 cars every seven days.

- Additionally, this has made a substantial impact on workforces in the area. Tesla, along with other companies in the Shanghai region, has been short on workers, as well as restricted with parts due to supply chain issues in scaled back production due to the shutdowns.


Tesla Giga Shanghai May Remain In Closed-Loop System Until Mid-June

- Tesla's Giga Shanghai factory will reportedly continue operating in a closed-loop system until mid-June, people familiar with the matter who wished to remain anonymous told Bloomberg.

- Company reportedly wants to move workers into dormitories and keep them in a form of closed loop until June 13.

- With two shifts running 24 hours a day, Tesla's Shanghai factory may be able to return to the pre-lockdown daily production of around 2,100 vehicles a day. Currently, the facility is running at about 45% of capacity and auto parts suppliers are also at around that level, a local government official said at a briefing last week. This contradicts a statement from another local government official who said in early May that Giga Shanghai production was back at over 80% of capacity.



Einride Trailer Comes With 350kWh Battery To Add 400 Miles Of Range

- The electric semi-trailer will be compatible with both Einride's electric autonomous trucks and conventional electric semi-trucks.

- The big news is that the Einride Trailer will also be compatible with conventional electric semi-trucks, which should unlock a far greater market for the product. The Einride Trailer is said to extend the range of the aforementioned tractor units by up to 650 kilometers (404 miles) on a single charge thanks to integrated 320 kWh batteries.

- The Einride Trailer is not finalized, with further design iterations expected later on. However, the company plans to have production for initial piloting ready in 2023.

-In total, 200 Class 8 BYD 8TT battery-electric day cab trucks to be deployed over the course of the coming twelve months starting in February.

- According to the press release, the BYD 8TT will be equipped with a 563 kWh battery (LFP) and offer a range of up to 200 miles. Fast charging power peaks at 185 kW (CCS1 connector).





EPA announces $500 million in funding for electric school buses

- The EPA has announced $500 million in new funding for school districts and other eligible bus operators to begin replacing the nation’s fleet of school buses with American-made zero-emission buses. This 500 big ones represents the first round of funding from the $5-billion investment authorized by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

 - Portions of the rebates can also be used to install charging infrastructure for the new buses. The rebate program will select awardees through a lottery system.



Leno Tells Ford CEO He's A "Truck Guy" After Driving F-150 Lightning

- Jay Leno received a special guest recently at his garage, Ford Motor Company's CEO Jim Farley. The Blue Oval's big boss came around to show Jay the company's most recent electric vehicle, the F-150 Lightning.

- The first thing Jay wanted to know was how hard the F-150 Lightning was to sell to the bean counters at Ford and Farley admitted that it was tough convincing them that an electric full-size pickup truck was what the company needed.


Volkswagen ID.4 GTX with LGES batteries sets Guinness World Record for EVs

- LG Energy Solutions’ global communications team informed Teslarati that Rainer Zietlow set a new Guinness World Record with a Volkswagen ID.4 GTX powered by LG Energy Solution batteries. 

- In 2021, Zietlow won the title for the longest continuous journey with an electric vehicle in a single country. He drove through the United States in a Volkswagen ID.4. On May 18, 2022, Zietlow and his Challenge4 team set another record. 

- The world-record driver drove up the dormant Uturuncu volcano in Bolivia, reaching 5,816 meters in altitude. On May 23, 2022, Zietlow and his team were awarded an official Guinness World Records certificate for the highest altitude achieved in an electric vehicle in La Paz, Bolivia. 



BMW and Mini could move to 'agency' sales model in Europe, sales chief says

- "We are currently talking with our European dealers about a move to a genuine agency model," Nota told Automotive News Europe on the sidelines of the Villa d'Este Concours here.

- Autohaus magazine had reported in March that BMW planned to end its authorized dealer system in Europe from 2024 for Mini and from 2026 for the core BMW brand and instead rely on agency sales for new cars.

- Premium automakers in Europe generally offer dealer margins of 12 to 16 percent, with amounts varying according to the product line and the market. In the agency model, sales commissions are expected to be roughly halved, to a mid-single digit, but dealers will not incur inventory and promotional costs.



New Citroen Ami confirmed for UK sale: price, specs and release date

- New Citroen Ami going on sale in the UK
  • Small electric quadricycle
  • Prices start from £7,695
  • Cargo version also available
  • Plenty of customisation options
  • 8hp electric motor and 46-miles of range, 5.5kWh
  • Available to reserve now

- Ami Pop, Vibe and Cargo (400 litres!)


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May 24, 2022
23 May 2022 | Hyundai Motor Group to invest $5.5b in Georgia factory
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Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily, your trusted source of EV information. It’s Monday 23rd May. I’m Blake Boland, and I’ve gone through every EV story today so that you don’t have to!

Lithium giant Tianqi to form JV with NIO's semi-solid-state battery supplier WeLion

-Tianqi is one of China's largest lithium producers, with a battery-grade lithium metal capacity of about 2,900 tons in 2020, accounting for almost half of China's total lithium metal capacity.

- Lithium metal has a very small density of 0.534 g/cm3 and a capacity of up to 3,860 mA-h/g, ten times that of the current graphite cathode material (372 mA-h/g), with a higher energy density, WeLion said.

-Nio unveiled plans to offer 150 kWh semi-solid-state batteries when it unveiled its flagship sedan, the ET7, at the NIO Day 2020 event on January 9, 2021, generating much attention for this new battery.

-NIO never disclosed the supplier of the battery, however, on March 27, WeLion chief scientist and founder Li Hong that the company is the supplier of the electric vehicle maker's solid-state battery.


BYD Seal gets 22,637 orders in 7 hours of pre-sale

- As of 10 pm on May 20, pre-sale orders for the Seal reached 22,637 units, just seven hours after pre-sale officially began at 3 pm, according to information shared by BYD today.

- At a time when Chinese car company sales generally plunged in April, BYD saw its NEV sales reach 106,042 units, the second consecutive month of more than 100,000 units.

- In a conservative scenario, BYD expects it to sell 1.5 million units in 2022, with sales expected to reach 2 million if supply chain conditions improve, according to the minutes of a previous meeting.




Hyundai Motor Group to build $5.54B EV plant and battery factory in Georgia

- Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) entered into an agreement with the State of Georgia to build its first dedicated full electric vehicle and battery manufacturing facilities in the US. The new EV plant and battery manufacturing facilities represent an investment of approximately US$5.54 billion. Non-affiliated Hyundai Motor Group suppliers will invest approximately another $1 billion in the project.

- The new facility will break ground in early 2023 and is expected to begin commercial production in the first half of 2025 with an annual capacity of 300,000 units. The battery manufacturing facility will be established through a strategic partnership, the details of which will be disclosed later. 

- The EV and battery manufacturing plant will be located on a dedicated 2,923-acre site in Bryan County, Georgia (the Bryan County Megasite), with immediate access to I-95 and I-16 highways which creates easy access to 250 major metro areas. It is less than 50 kilometers (31 miles) from the Port of Savannah, the single-largest and fastest-growing container terminal in the US with two Class I rail facilities on-site. Rail service to the site is provided by Georgia Central Railway, a short line railway that connects to CSX in Savannah and Norfolk Southern near Macon in Middle Georgia.



Nissan & Mitsubishi present compact EV for Japan

- Nissan and Mitsubishi have presented a jointly developed electric small car for the Japanese market. It is marketed by Nissan under the name ‘Sakura’ and by Mitsubishi as ‘eK X EV’ and offers a range of 180 kilometres, according to Japanese WLTP standards.

 - The Sakura runs on an electric drive system producing 47 kW and 195 Nm of torque. A 20 kWh Lithium-ion battery allows for the previously mentioned up to 180 km range, while the top speed is set at 130 km/h. Charging takes about 8 hours with a “standard” AC charge, and can be done as quickly as 40 minutes for a “warning light to 80 per cent” charge on a fast charger. A V2H reverse charging capability is also included.

 - Kei-cars are popular in Japan, accounting for about 40% of the car market, and are limited to 3.4 meters in length, 1.48 meters in width and 2.0 meters in height. 


Tesla Is Building a 'hardcore' Litigation Department to Seek Justice

- Tesla is building a hardcore litigation department whose main goal will be to seek justice, not victory at any cost. Elon Musk said the department will never seek victory if a company is justly sued, but will never give up if the case is unfair.
 
 - Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the company is building a hardcore litigation department that will directly initiate and execute lawsuits. He said the team would report directly to him. The head of the company made two commitments about how the department would work:
  • The department will never seek victory in a just case against the company, even if it will probably win.
  • The department will never surrender/settle an unjust case against the company, even if it will probably lose.

- Those wishing to apply should send their CV to justice@tesla.com. A CV should contain 3 to 5 bullet points describing evidence of exceptional ability. In addition, Musk asked to include links to cases that the candidates tried. He is looking for real fighters who are ready to fight in the battles for justice in the courtroom.

- ‘There will be blood’



Sysco Intends To Buy Up To 800 Freightliner eCascadia

- According to the Letter of Intent (LOI), the fleet would be deployed gradually between 2022 and 2026, with the first eCascadia delivery expected to arrive at Sysco’s Riverside, California site later this year.

 - In the case of Sysco, the vehicles will be combined with refrigerated trailers, but the press release does not clarify whether the trailer will be powered from the main battery to fully utilize the EV potential.

- In the long-term, Sysco intends to electrify 35% of its fleet by 2030. The site at Riverside, California already is in a process of expansion of charging infrastructure and additional solar capacity installations.

Freightliner eCascadia (Class 8 tractor) specs:
-          up to 230 miles (370 km) of range
-          Tandem drive and 438 kWh battery: typically 220 miles (354 km)
-          Single drive and 438 kWh battery: typically 230 miles (370 km)
-          Single drive and 291 kWh battery: typically 155 miles (249 km)



EV Surge Likely After Labor Wins In Australia

- ‘’Yesterday (Saturday, May 21) witnessed a historic Labor Party win in Australian federal politics. For 10 years, the Liberal federal government has denied climate change science and slow-walked the transition to renewable energy. Yesterday’s historic defeat for this coalition will change all that and likely lead to an EV surge.’’
 - They are not hanging about — Labor’s Electric Car Discount will begin on 1 July 2022, the beginning of the new financial year, and only 5 weeks away!

- ‘’Australians love their cars. Multiple car ownership is common (I used to own three — one for me, one for the wife, and one as a toy). Because of this, passenger cars make up almost 10 per cent of Australia’s CO2 emissions. To move Australians from fossil fuel burning cars to electric vehicles powered by renewable energy, Labor proposes exempting EVs from the 5% import tax and the 47% fringe benefits tax (a similar move to the UK government, which led to a spectacular increase in uptake).’’



EVs are avoiding about 3% of global oil demand

- ‘Plug-in vehicles avoided roughly 1.5 million barrels of oil per day last year, according to new analysis from Bloomberg New Energy Finance. That's about one-fifth of Russia's pre-invasion oil exports, Bloomberg NEF said.’

- ‘The oil use avoided by EVs has also doubled since 2015, to about 3% of global demand, according to the analysis.’

- While electric cars tend to get most of the attention, the analysis found that other vehicle types accounted for the most oil avoidance. Electric two- and three-wheeled vehicles—which tend to be popular in Asia—accounted for 67% of the oil demand avoided in 2021, according to Bloomberg NEF.

- Those vehicles had an outsized impact on oil demand. Next in rank were electric buses, which accounted for 16% of avoided oil demand, followed by passenger vehicles at 13%. The latter were the fastest-growing segment, Bloomberg NEF noted.




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May 23, 2022
22 May 2022 | Question of the Week + Patreon Thanks
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RAJEEV NARAYAN
I think the best way to educate people about EVs depends on where you are. Here in Texas I find that EVs have unfortunately become political, and so the amount of "EV Hate" I see has only gotten worse. A friend of mine had his Model S run off the road by a pickup truck. People decide what your political affiliations might be based on all sorts of things, what car you drive, even if you are seen wearing a mask. Back in 2017, it was easier, and people were more receptive, now not so much. So now, at least for where I live, I think the best way is to invite them for a ride in my Model Y. The acceleration, and quiet smooth ride, goes a long way towards changing minds. I also have to be tactful in what arguments to use. For example, for me, climate change, deaths from fossil fuel particulate matter, expensive fossil fuel subsidies and supporting certain petrostates are all big reasons for EVs, but for some of my more right wing colleagues, I might tout the lower operating costs and ability to charge at home. I am hoping things are different in England and the rest of Europe. 

CHRISTOPHER LAWRENCE

Of course one way to get others, especially family members, into the EV fold is with duct tape.  First catch a family member - usually with food or beverage; then restrain them (remember we started with duct tape); attache a small rechargeable (so you don't need a bunch of batteries - that would be bad for the environment and deprive EV batteries of space in the landfill) speaker to their head (duct tape is a common theme here); connect them to the EV News Daily podcast and off you go.  After fourteen hundred and seventy-one odd episodes feel free to release the family member back into the wild, it's as simple as that.  This method has a nifty side benefit of knowing you will not need to worry about exchanging those quirky holiday cards.

Or if for some reason you feel compelled to hoard your precious duct tape then simply let them drive your EV.  It worked for my wife and I.  Back in June of 2021 we were able to enjoy a weekend test drive of a Ford Mach-E.  What a fascinating experience.  By October, after driving an ID4 and a Model Y, we ordered a Model Y to replace our 2013 Ford Escape . . .  and we are s t i l l  w a i t i n g . .  

JODI IN ARIZONA
The best way to educate people is to let them drive the cars themselves. I don't think there' any better way of showing how awesome the experince is

Dorothy in Oregon
Thank you for your podcast. The best way is to be respectful that many people don't like their beliefs questioned. Lots of us have grown up with gas cars and don't want to be TOLD what we're driving next. But like myeslf, when everyone finds out at their own pace, there's no reason to have an issue with EVs.

DOUG in Port Zetta, Mississippi
The benefits of driving electric cars are clear. We need to start and end with the benefits. Anything else is just noise for most people. They need to know the benefit to their life or bank balance.

Harriet from Delaware
OUt of date perceptions are something which we really must challenge. EVs go farther, and cost less money, that I think many fellow americans realise. Because researching a car is not their priority people either think the technology hasn't moved on since the last EV they saw, like a Leaf, or head about Tesla selling hundred grand cars.

Morgan from West Kasey / New Hampshire
Charging and range are surely the biggest issues? People think they need a car which does more miles than they really need. And most people I talk to are intimidated by the electrical work required at their house. 

Filip / Netherlands
I think we need to tell people there's more than just Tesla. Elon Musk this week has gone on a total meltdown on Twitter and that means all the news articles are about what he said. But whenever that happens, they always mention Tesla and electric cars, which further reinforces them as the only name people hear about with EVs. Dealers and established car makers should do more to push EVs.

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May 22, 2022
21 May 2022 | VW Adds Another Factory To Make EVs
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VOLKSWAGEN’S GLOBAL PRODUCTION NETWORK FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLES GROWS

- Volkswagen is expanding its global production network for electric vehicles by starting to make the all-electric ID.4 in Emden. Emden is now the second site for electric vehicles in Germany following Zwickau and also joins the Chinese plants in Anting and Foshan.

- Chattanooga (ID.4) and Hanover will also commence production this year. As a result, Volkswagen is creating the conditions in 2022 for building 1.2 million all-electric vehicles a year based on the MEB in the future at its sites in Europe, the U.S. and China.

- Apart from the ID.4, Emden will make another model – the AERO B – next year. In addition, production of the iconic ID. Buzz will commence this year at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles in Hanover. It will be joined from 2023 on by the ID.3 made in Wolfsburg, while a further electric vehicle – the Trinity – will then roll off the assembly line at the location starting in 2026.

- The ID.4’s start-up is on schedule, despite the global challenges during the two-year conversion phase. Emden’s maximum production capacity at the end of 2022 will be 800 units per working day, depending on the supply situation.

- In the first quarter of 2022 alone, Volkswagen delivered more than 30,000 units – meaning every one-in-two all-electric vehicles from Volkswagen is an ID.4. 163,000 units have been delivered since its launch, making the ID.4 the Volkswagen brand’s and the Group’s best-selling e-vehicle. In many markets, the electric SUV jumped to the top of the sales charts in its very first year and was the best-selling all-electric vehicle in countries such as Denmark, Finland, Ireland or Sweden. There are currently around 73,000 orders on hand worldwide for the successful model


BYD’S SEAL MODEL TO UTILIZE INNOVATIVE CELL-TO-BODY TECHNOLOGY

- On Friday, Chinese automaker BYD unveiled its foremost technology called CTB (cell to body), which allows the battery to be integrated into the vehicle body itself. The first EV model to utilize the technology will be the Seal series of vehicles.

- Before the CTB solution, the most common method with which to manufacture batteries was with CTP (Cell To Pack), that is, the battery cell was directly integrated into the battery pack. The world’s first CTP battery pack from Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (CATL) went offline in 2019, and was successively introduced on Tesla’s Model 3 and Model Y, XPeng P7 and other models in the last two years. The blade battery released by BYD in March 2020 also used CTP technology.

- CTB solution allows the sandwich structure originally used for the battery pack to be used throughout the vehicle, with the top cover of the battery pack making up the vehicle body’s flooring. This design allows for a 100 percent increase in body torsional stiffness over conventional designs

- The standard-range rear-wheel-drive version is equipped with a 150kW motor, 61.4 kWh battery, and a CLTC cruising range of 550km. The four-wheel-drive performance version has an output power of 390kW, 82.5 kWh battery and a CLTC cruising range of 650km.


GM PATENT: ELECTRIC TRUCKS COULD CHARGE OTHER EVS DURING FAST-CHARGING, WITH DUAL PORTS

- Electric vehicles have the potential to become mobile power banks for our houses and worksites. But as more scenarios become viable, would two ports be better than one?

- That appears to be something GM has either pondered, or saved for the future, with a recent patent filing showing a setup that might get the most out of GM’s double-layer pack

- The proposed setup relies on a series of controllers and switches, in addition to the GM pack’s baked-in ability to operate as two different packs in series or in parallel, thus permitting the top and bottom to temporarily be wired in series. The latter allows 800-volt charging to take advantage of speedier 350-kw DC fast-charging hardware.

- GM outlines that one charging port could be configured to charge at 800V or 400V, while the other charge port would be connected to the other “pack” and only be 400V. It could connect them in series while charging both the upper and lower packs at the same time using 800V and the first port. Or it could use both ports to charge the upper and lower packs simultaneously at 400V, with the controller capable of selectively connecting them in parallel.




PEUGEOT 308 AND 308 SW HYBRIDS LAUNCH IN THE UK

Original Source : https://www.media.stellantis.com/uk-en/peugeot/press/new-peugeot-308-and-308-sw-launch-in-the-uk

‘ELON MUSK’S CRASH COURSE’: 3 KEY ARGUMENTS FROM THE TESLA DOCUMENTARY

Original Source : https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2022/05/20/elon-musk-tesla-crash-course/

TESLA STRUCTURAL BATTERY PACK IS REMOVABLE, BUT IT'S QUITE AN ORDEAL

Original Source : https://electrek.co/2022/05/20/tesla-structural-battery-pack-removable/

TESLA MODEL X SEES 71 PERCENT OF RANGE WHILE TOWING A LUXURY TRAVEL TRAILER

Original Source : https://www.autoweek.com/news/technology/a40049535/tesla-model-x-bowlus-towing-test/

TESLA WANTS STAFF TO STAY IN CHINA FACTORY UNTIL MID-JUNE

Original Source : https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-05-20/tesla-wants-china-staff-to-stay-in-factory-bubble-until-mid-june

Tesla East Bay Club |Fremont| 🇺🇦🕊🦊 on Twitter: "BREAKING: @Tesla releases their Memorial Day Supercharging plans. Select chargers will be free off-peak. Find yours in your neck of the woods here: 👉🏼 https://t.co/pRtWyOgnqO https://t.co/XZhbpOCGpD" / Twitter

- BREAKING: @Tesla releases their Memorial Day Supercharging plans. Select chargers will be free off-peak.


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May 21, 2022
21 May 2022 | Briefly
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➤ Volkswagen’s global production network for electric vehicles grows
➤ BYD’s Seal Model to Utilize Innovative Cell-to-Body Technology
➤ GM patent: Electric trucks could charge other EVs during fast-charging, with dual ports
➤ Hong Kong to begin six-month trial on e-mobility devices next week
➤ PEUGEOT 308 AND 308 SW Hybrids LAUNCH IN THE UK
➤ ‘Elon Musk’s Crash Course’: 3 key arguments from the Tesla documentary
➤ Tesla structural battery pack is removable, but it's quite an ordeal
➤ Tesla Model X Sees 71 Percent of Range While Towing a Luxury Travel Trailer
➤ Tesla Wants Staff to Stay in China Factory Until Mid-June
May 21, 2022
20 May 2022 | Hyundai/Kia Create 8,0 00 EV Jobs In U.S.
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KIA TO MAKE PURPOSE BUILT EVS AT NEW KOREA PLANT FROM 2025
https://insideevs.com/news/586937/kia-make-purpose-built-evs-new-korea-plant-2025/

HYUNDAI ANNOUNCES $5.5B ELECTRIC VEHICLE PLANT IN GEORGIA
https://pushevs.com/2022/05/19/lg-energy-solution-unveils-its-plans-for-lfp-batteries/

NEW POLESTAR 3 ELECTRIC SUV TO BE UNVEILED IN OCTOBER 2022
https://www.protocol.com/climate/electric-vehicle-replace-oil

HOW A COGNITIVE BIAS IS BLOCKING THE RISE OF ELECTRIC CARS

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20 May 2022 | Briefly
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➤ Kia To Make Purpose Built EVs At New Korea Plant From 2025
➤ Hyundai announces $5.5B electric vehicle plant in Georgia
➤ LG Energy Solution unveils its plans for LFP batteries
➤ New Polestar 3 electric SUV to be unveiled in October 2022
➤ Polestar cuts 2022 delivery forecast amid China lockdown
➤ Tesla Cybertruck pulled from sale in Australia
➤ Lucid Group to build first factory outside the U.S. in Saudi Arabia
➤ Electric vehicles displace 1.5 million barrels of oil per day
➤ How a cognitive bias is blocking the rise of electric cars
May 20, 2022
19 May 2022 | Tesla Privately Offers Texas Model Y’s To Customers
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HYUNDAI MOTOR GROUP PLANS TO INVEST $16.5 BILLION IN S.KOREA EV BUSINESS

- Hyundai Motor Group said on Wednesday it plans to invest a total of 21 trillion won ($16.54 billion) through 2030 for the expansion of its electric vehicle (EV) business in South Korea. The South Korean auto group, which houses Hyundai Motor Co and Kia Corp, plans to annually build 1.44 million units of EVs in South Korea by 2030. The 1.44 million units of EV production volume in South Korea would account for about 45% of a combined global EV production capacity of 3.23 million EV units in 2030, the auto group said in a statement.


TESLA MODEL Y STANDARD RANGE WITH 4680 CELLS OFFERED TO CUSTOMERS NEAR GIGA TEXAS

- Tesla sent out emails to reservation holders near Giga Texas, giving them the option to change their order to the new Model Y All Wheel Drive. The Model Y AWD variant is the first to feature Tesla’s structural battery pack and 4680 cells.

- Tesla customer @mmsganesh shared a sample of the email reservation holders are receiving from the company. Tesla shared that deliveries for the latest Model Y configuration are weeks away in the email.

- The new Model Y AWD configuration with Tesla’s 4680 battery cells can go up to 279 on a single charge and accelerate 0-60 in 5.0 seconds.


TESLA CHARGING HUB IN BARSTOW TO HAVE 100 STATIONS, MOST IN US

- Electric car manufacturer Tesla Inc. is building the United States' largest electric car charging hub in Barstow, a remote Mojave Desert town at the midpoint between Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

- Mayor Paul Courtney revealed the world’s most valuable carmaker is already months into construction of Superchargers

- during a Barstow City Council meeting Monday while praising the city staff’s dealmaking skills.

- It will be the largest charging station in the United States, the mayor said. The current largest U.S. charging station is a 70-space location

- A fence currently obscures the early-stage Supercharger site confirmed by Courtney. It sits on roughly four acres of desert, which connects to the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Barstow, spanning the area between the western end of the hotel’s parking lot and the eastern barrier of I-15.

- The Daily Press couldn’t identify references to the new Supercharger project in any news releases or financial disclosures from Tesla or from Edison, nor in any past public agendas of the Barstow City Council or of the Southern California Association of Governments, or SCAG, a broader entity Courtney cited as having behind-the-scenes involvement on the public-official side of the project.


BYD SECURES $593 MILLION WORTH OF LITHIUM SUPPLIES FROM LOCAL PRODUCER

Original Source : https://cnevpost.com/2022/05/18/byd-secures-593-million-worth-of-lithium-supplies-from-local-producer/

JOLT TO ROLL OUT FREE EV CHARGING IN NEW ZEALAND, STARTING AT MITRE 10

Original Source : https://thedriven.io/2022/05/18/jolt-ev-charging-new-zealand/

VOLVO TRUCKS IS OPENING ITS VERY FIRST BATTERY ASSEMBLY PLANT IN BELGIUM

Original Source : https://www.volvotrucks.com/en-en/news-stories/press-releases/2022/may/volvo-trucks-opens-battery-plant-in-belgium.html

PRODUCTION IN GRÜNHEIDE STILL BEHIND SCHEDULE - RAMP-UP EXPECTED IN JULY

Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2022/05/17/production-in-grunheide-still-behind-schedule-ramp-up-expected-in-july/

TOYOTA, NISSAN, HONDA ARE LEAST PREPARED FOR ZERO-EMISSION SHIFT, STUDY SHOWS


EXCLUSIVE CHINA IN TALKS WITH AUTOMAKERS ON EV SUBSIDY EXTENSION


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19 May 2022 | Briefly
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➤ Hyundai Motor Group plans to invest $16.5 billion in S.Korea EV business
➤ Tesla Model Y Standard Range with 4680 cells offered to customers near Giga Texas
➤ Tesla charging hub in Barstow to have 100 stations, most in US
➤ BYD secures $593 million worth of lithium supplies from local producer
➤ Jolt to roll out free EV charging in New Zealand, starting at Mitre 10
➤ Volvo Trucks is opening its very first battery assembly plant in Belgium
➤ Production in Grünheide still behind schedule - ramp-up expected in July
➤ Toyota, Nissan, Honda are least prepared for zero-emission shift, study shows
➤ EXCLUSIVE China in talks with automakers on EV subsidy extension
May 19, 2022
18 May 2022 | Non-Tesla Superchargers Open in UK, Spain, Austria, Belgium & Sweden
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CHRIS HARRIS DRIVES 1,000 HP EXPERIMENTAL ELECTRIC PORSCHE CAYMAN GT4 RACER

- Porsche has already announced that it will produce electric sports cars in the future and it just revealed a one-off electric racer based on the current Cayman. Called the 718 Cayman GT4 ePerformance, it has full competition aero and runs two upgraded motors that can give it a combined 986 hp horsepower and briefly even up to 1,073 horsepower.

- Chris Harris drove it for the Collecting Cars YouTube channel and he also had quite a long and interesting chat with Matthias Scholz, Porsche’s GT racing vehicle project manager


16 TESLA SUPERCHARGER SITES OPEN TO NON-TESLA VEHICLES IN THE UK

- Tesla has confirmed that, from today, certain Supercharger network locations will be available for non-Tesla electric vehicles, as part of an expansion of a Europe-wide pilot scheme to allow vehicles from other brands to charge using the network.

- Launched in November last year in the Netherlands, the expansion of the pilot scheme means selected stations in Spain, Belgium, Sweden, and Austria join 15 UK Supercharger stations being opened to electric cars of all brands, compatible with the Supercharger Type 2 CCS connector.

- The UK’s 15 stations contain 158 individual charging points

- 20 per cent of the UK’s Supercharger network

- Folkestone, Grays (East London/Thurrock), Uxbridge, Birmingham, Cardiff, Wokingham (near Reading), Thetford, Trumpington (near Cambridge), Banbury, Manchester and Flint Mountain (near Chester). Scottish locations include Adderstone, Dundee and Aviemore. Welsh coverage includes the superchargers at Aberystwyth.


SWEDISH BATTERY FACTORY NORTHVOLT BEGINS SHIPMENTS TO ELECTRIC-CAR MAKER

- orthvolt AB became the first European firm to start commercial shipments to a carmaker last week, giving shape to the continent’s five-year push to counter Asian dominance in supplying energy cells for electric vehicles.

- The first deliveries, which came from Northvolt’s plant in Skelleftea, Sweden, were made on schedule, a spokesman said. The company is hiring about 150 people per month at the plant, which currently employs about 1,000 workers, he added.

- Northvolt, which plans to scale up production over the rest of the year, recently said it had secured more than $50 billion in contracts from electric-car manufacturers


EUROPE'S FIRST HOMEGROWN BATTERY PLANT FROM NORTHVOLT BEGINS SHIPMENTS

- For years, China has fostered closer ties with mining companies in Africa and South America, potentially exposing manufacturers elsewhere to supply bottlenecks.

Northvolt, which plans to scale up production over the rest of the year, recently said it had secured more than $50 billion in contracts from automakers including BMW, Volkswagen Group, Volvo and Polestar.


EUROPE'S BIGGEST BATTERY RECYCLING HUB GOES LIVE

Original Source : https://recyclinginternational.com/batteries/europes-biggest-battery-recycling-hub-goes-live/49124/

2023 GENESIS GV60 ELECTRIC SUV PRICE AND AVAILABILITY ANNOUNCED

Original Source : https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/2023-genesis-gv60-price-availability-electric-suv/

GENESIS GV60 THREE YEARS OF FREE CHARGING FROM ELECTRIFY AMERICA

Original Source : https://electrek.co/2022/05/17/genesis-gv60-owners-will-receive-three-years-of-free-30-min-charging-from-electrify-america/

USED MODEL 3 AND IONIQ 5 ARE NOW WORTH MORE THAN BRAND NEW

Original Source : https://thedriven.io/2022/05/17/model-3-and-ioniq-5-resale-prices-are-now-worth-more-than-brand-new/

ŠKODA AUTO LAUNCHES PRODUCTION OF MEB BATTERY SYSTEMS AT MLADÁ BOLESLAV HEADQUARTERS

Original Source : https://www.volkswagenag.com/en/news/2022/05/skoda-auto-launches-production-of-meb-battery-systems.html

TEXAS GAINS NATION'S FIRST ELECTRIC VEHICLE TECH CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

Original Source : https://www.newsweek.com/texas-gains-nations-first-electric-vehicle-tech-certification-program-1707198

MERCEDES-BENZ AND SILA ACHIEVE BREAKTHROUGH WITH HIGH SILICON AUTOMOTIVE BATTERY

Original Source : https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220517005810/en/Mercedes-Benz-and-Sila-Achieve-Breakthrough-With-High-Silicon-Automotive-Battery

XCHARGE LAUNCHES BATTERY-INTEGRATED CHARGER IN COOPERATION WITH BYD

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➤ Chris Harris Drives 1,000 HP Experimental Electric Porsche Cayman GT4 Racer
➤ 16 Tesla Supercharger sites open to non-Tesla vehicles in UK
➤ Swedish Battery Factory Northvolt Begins Shipments to Electric-Car Maker
➤ Europe's first homegrown battery plant from Northvolt begins shipments
➤ Europe's biggest battery recycling hub goes live
➤ 2023 Genesis GV60 Electric SUV Price and Availability Announced
➤ Genesis GV60 three years of free charging from Electrify America
➤ Used Model 3 and Ioniq 5 are now worth more than brand new
➤ ŠKODA AUTO launches production of MEB battery systems at Mladá Boleslav headquarters
➤ Texas Gains Nation's First Electric Vehicle Tech Certification Program
➤ Mercedes-Benz and Sila Achieve Breakthrough With High Silicon Automotive Battery
➤ XCHARGE Launches Battery-integrated Charger in Cooperation with BYD
May 18, 2022
17 May 2022 | Cadillac LYRIQ Pricing and Range
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CADILLAC LYRIQ TOPS 300 MILES IN RANGE AS GM REVEALS NEW PRICING

- The Cadillac 2023 Lyriq SUV will top 300 miles in range and offer two new colors, but it is getting a price bump from initial estimates.

- The rear-wheel drive Lyriq will start at $62,990, a $3,000 price bump from the Lyriq Debut edition. The all-wheel drive model starts at $64,990. Initial deliveries of the all-wheel drive model will start early next year and the EPA-estimated range for that model will be announced closer to the start of production.

- Cadillac has 250,000 hand-raisers and "time will tell how many of those will convert into actual sales." But of those interested in the Lyriq, 70% are new to Cadillac and 68% are of the younger generation, bringing down the average age of the brand's customer.

- "With the launch of the 2023 Lyriq Debut Edition, we offered a special price for our first EV customers of $59,990," Tatulli said. "As we move into the regular life cycle of the vehicle, we’ve adjusted pricing to reflect the content of the vehicle."

- BMW iX is $85,000, according to Kelley Blue Book. The 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQC is expected to start at $70,000. The 2022 Jaguar I-Pace starts at $69,900. The 2023 Tesla Model Y subcompact SUV is expected to start at $61,000.

- either two years of unlimited public charging credits at EVgo charging stations or a credit of up to $1,500 toward home charger installation through Qmerit


AUDI TO RELEASE FULLY ELECTRIC A3

- According to media reports, Audi will only offer its compact A3 model in pure electric form for the next generation due in 2027, as part of its accelerated electric vehicle course.

- As reported by Auto Motor und Sport, the new A3 e-tron will be based on the Volkswagen Group’s Scalable Systems Platform (SSP) with unit battery cells. There will probably not be an e-model in the “classic” compact car layout based on the MEB from the Ingolstadt manufacturers.

- According to Auto Motor und Sport, the electric A3 will be based on the Scalable Systems Platform (SSP). VW presented this last year as part of its ‘New Auto’ strategy. VW gave only few key data on the SSP. As Audi boss Markus Duesmann, who also heads group research, stated, an “800 Volt Flex” system is to become standard for the mechatronic platform.


ABB AND SHELL TO LAUNCH FIRST NATIONWIDE NETWORK OF WORLD’S FASTEST EV CHARGER IN GERMANY

- Today, ABB E-mobility and Shell announce plans to launch the first nationwide network of Terra 360’s, the world’s fastest all-in-one electric car charger.

- With over 200 Terra 360 chargers to be launched across Germany in the next 12 months, ABB E-mobility and Shell will help to ensure greater charger availability and charging speed for more than 1.7 million German electric car drivers2.

- The Terra 360 is available in different configurations that can charge multiple vehicles simultaneously. Its modular design ensures peak utilization of the charging station with dynamic power distribution. The new charger also has a maximum output of 360 kW and is capable of fully charging3an electric car in 15 minutes or less.1


ELECTRIFY AMERICA ANNOUNCES PURCHASE AGREEMENT FOR 75 MEGAWATTS SOLAR GENERATION

- Electrify America announced today it has entered into a 15-year virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) with developer Terra-Gen to build a solar photovoltaic renewable energy generation project in San Bernardino County, California called Electrify America Solar Glow™ 1.

- The new solar project is expected to generate 75 Megawatts (MW) per hour at peak solar capacity or an estimated annual production of 225,000 Megawatt hours. It is projected to produce enough 100% renewable energy annually to more than offset the energy currently delivered on an annualized basis to Electrify America’s customers charging on its extensive network. The solar project is targeted to be operational by mid-2023.

- Electrify America’s first solar project in the Southern California Mojave Desert may also be expanded at the option of Terra-Gen to include a co-located battery energy storage system to further increase the delivery of renewable energy to the grid during times when more costly – and often more polluting – peaking power plants may be used to meet customer needs


MICHIGAN INSTALLING 30 ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS AT STATE PARKS THIS SUMMER

- Michigan state parks will get some shiny new toys this summer when electric vehicle charging stations are installed at several sites in the next few months.

- Beginning in Warren Dunes in the southwest section of the state, state parks that dot Lake Michigan's coastline will be the first to receive an estimated 30 charging stations this year. The buildup of charging stations is widely seen as a key component to wide-scale adoption of electric cars and trucks.

- The implementation of state parks will happen in phases. Phase two, which includes state parks in the Upper Peninsula will take place next year.


SAMSUNG DROPS PLAN TO ENTER ELECTRIC VEHICLE MARKET

Original Source : https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/tech/2022/05/129_329197.html

HELP TO BUY EVS IN ‘LANDMARK’ NEW ZEALAND NET ZERO CLIMATE PLAN

Original Source : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/may/16/help-to-buy-evs-in-landmark-new-zealand-net-zero-climate-plan


UBER LAUNCHES NEW 'COMFORT ELECTRIC' PRODUCT TO GET TESLA AND POLESTAR VEHICLES

Original Source : https://electrek.co/2022/05/16/uber-comfort-electric-tesla-polestar-vehicles/


RIVIAN WARNS DISPUTE WITH SEAT SUPPLIER THREATENS PRODUCTION OF AMAZON DELIVERY VANS

EUROPEAN COMMISSION’S PHASE-OUT OF DIESEL AND PETROL CARS BY 2035

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➤ Cadillac Lyriq tops 300 miles in range as GM reveals new pricing
➤ Audi to release fully electric A3
➤ ABB and Shell to launch first nationwide network of world’s fastest EV charger in Germany
➤ Electrify America Announces Purchase Agreement for 75 Megawatts Solar Generation
➤ Michigan installing 30 electric vehicle charging stations at state parks this summer
➤ Samsung drops plan to enter electric vehicle market
➤ Help to buy EVs in ‘landmark’ New Zealand net zero climate plan
➤ The Next Generation of EV Batteries Arrive
➤ Uber launches new 'Comfort Electric' product to get Tesla and Polestar vehicles
➤ Tesla loses some footing among luxury car shoppers
➤ Rivian Warns Dispute With Seat Supplier Threatens Production of Amazon Delivery Vans
➤ European Commission’s phase-out of diesel and petrol cars by 2035
May 17, 2022
16 May 2022 | NIO Hits European and Chinese Milestones
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NIO REACHES 500 TOTAL DELIVERIES IN NORWAY

- The Chinese electric vehicle (EV) maker opened its first local NIO Service Center in Norway on May 12 and delivered its 500th vehicle in the country at the opening ceremony, according to information shared Friday on the Norwegian version of the NIO app.

- NIO announced its official entry into Norway, the company's first stop overseas, on May 6 of last year. Its first model offered in Norway is the ES8 SUV, and its flagship sedan, the ET7, is also expected to be available in the country this year.


TESLA CHALLENGER NIO INC. DELIVERS ITS 200,000 ELECTRIC VEHICLE

- Electric vehicle startup NIO Inc, which has emerged as one of China's promising new electric vehicle startups, has reached deliveries of 200,000 electric vehicles in the world's biggest auto market.

- Reaching deliveries of 200,000 vehicles is a significant milestone for NIO after launching its first vehicle, the ES8 SUV, in 2018. As a result, NIO is becoming a serious competitor to Tesla in China.

- NIO is also planning to launch its sixth battery-powered model soon named the ES7, which is an SUV that will compete with Tesla's Model Y and BMW's X5L SUV that's sold in the China market

- NIO's vehicles are uniquely designed, as the batteries can be removed at one of the automaker's battery swap stations called "NIO Power". The entire swap process takes about 10 minutes. It offers a faster alternative of plugging in and waiting for the battery to charge, but also helps address the current lack of convenient EV charging infrastructure across China.

- By the end of the year, the company said its will have in total over 1,300 Power Swap stations, 6,000 Power Chargers and 10,000 destination chargers online across China, including along China's famed Silk Road that links the eastern and western regions of China.

- Under the BaaS model, if a customer decides to purchase a NIO electric vehicle and subscribe to use the 70kWh battery pack under the BaaS model, the purchase price drops by 70,000 yuan ($10,450). Customers then pay a monthly fee of 980 yuan ($146) for the battery pack itself.

- NIO ET7 customers will also be offered a subscription service for NIO Autonomous Driving (NAD), the company's autonomous driving feature that's similar to Tesla's Autopilot.


LAMBORGHINI CONFIRMS ELECTRIC URUS IS COMING

- Drive recently had the chance to sit down with Lamborghini design boss Mitja Borkert and talk about many different topics. Among them was a question about a potential zero-emissions variant of the super-SUV, to which Borkert initially confirmed the EV but then walked back a little.

- “Sooner or later the Urus will be going electric… to be honest, the regulations in the world and also the social acceptance – the trend is going in this way for sure," the designer told the Australian publication. “I’m not saying right now that the Urus successor is going electric, but for these kinds of cars electrification makes more sense.”

- As far as the rest of Lamborghini’s lineup is concerned, Borkert confirmed the company will offer combustion power for as long as it is possible from a legal standpoint. The switch to electric powertrains, however, is inevitable.


TESLA STOPS TAKING CYBERTRUCK ORDERS FROM EUROPE AND CHINA

- Tesla will no longer be accepting orders for the Cybertruck from Europe or China, as demand for the vehicle far exceeds production for the foreseeable future.

- According to Electrek, in May 2021 the Cybertruck forum released a crowdsourced reservation tally that showed over one million reservations for the electric pickup, and at the time of writing that number is reportedly close to 1.5 million, though this isn’t something that Tesla has confirmed.

- The Cybertruck will be built at Tesla’s new Gigafactory in Austin, Texas, and reservations will continue to be open for North American buyers.


RIVIAN CHARGERS UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN MARYLAND

- Rivian has begun construction of six DC fast chargers at a shopping center near Interstate 95 in Harford County

- According to documents submitted to Harford County officials, an additional three spots will be prepared for future expansion for an eventual total of nine DCFC spots.

- The Riverside Shopping Center where Rivian is building the chargers has a ShopRite grocery store (open 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM), McDonald’s and Waffle House (both open 24 hours), plus a Walgreens, Subway, Riverside Pizzeria and Crab Du Jour restaurant.

- Rivian plans to build more than 3,500 CCS fast chargers at over 600 sites in the U.S. and Canada by the end of 2023. These DC fast chargers will be part of the Rivian Adventure Network.

- the text of a lease agreement between Rivian and the town of Salida, CO suggests that Rivian reserves the option to open some or all of the fast charger spaces to other electric vehicles.



2023 CHEVY BOLT EV, BOLT EUV PRODUCTION START PUSHED BACK

Original Source : https://gmauthority.com/blog/2022/05/2023-chevy-bolt-ev-bolt-euv-production-start-pushed-back/

RENAULT CONSIDERS SPINNING OFF E-MOBILITY BUSINESS

Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2022/05/15/renault-considers-spinning-off-e-mobility-business/

ELECTRIC CARS TO ACCOUNT FOR OVER 80% OF BATTERY DEMAND OVER NEXT 20 YEARS

Original Source : https://www.mining.com/electric-cars-to-account-for-over-80-of-battery-demand-in-next-20-years-despite-current-challenges-report/

STEEP RISES IN BATTERY RAW MATERIALS PRICES

GM AND GLENCORE ENTER MULTI-YEAR COBALT SUPPLY AGREEMENT

TESLA'S SHANGHAI GIGAFACTORY DISPATCHES SECOND EXPORT SHIPMENT


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➤ NIO Delivers its 200,000 Electric Vehicle
➤ Lamborghini confirms electric Urus is coming
➤ Tesla Stops Taking Cybertruck Orders From Europe And China
➤ Rivian Chargers Under Construction in Maryland
➤ Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 ePerformance reveals the potential of Mission R
➤ 2023 Chevy Bolt EV, Bolt EUV Production Start Pushed Back
➤ Renault considers spinning off e-mobility business
➤ Electric cars to account for over 80% of battery demand over next 20 years
➤ Steep rises in battery raw materials prices
➤ GM and Glencore enter multi-year cobalt supply agreement
➤ Tesla's Shanghai Gigafactory dispatches second export shipment
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15 May 2022 | VW To Keep e-Up! For 2 More Years, ID.1 & ID.2 Coming
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HONDA TAKES AIM AT TESLA; LAUNCHES ELECTRIC-ONLY E:N SERIES IN CHINA

DELHI GOVT APPROVES INDUCTION OF 1,500 LOW-FLOOR ELECTRIC BUSES

2022 MAZDA MX-30 GETS CHARGING UPGRADE

DEUTSCHE POST DHL AND VOLVO TRUCKS KICK-OFF NEW ZERO EMISSION COOPERATION

VOLKSWAGEN IS PLANNING SMALL CARS BELOW THE ID LIFE

CHARGING CURVE OF VW'S MEB PLATFORM WITH 3.0 SOFTWARE COMPARED TO THE 2.3 VERSION 

UK GOVERNMENT UNLEASHES £200M FOR ZERO-EMISSION HGVS

NFI ORDERS 60 VOLVO VNR ELECTRIC TRUCKS

WM MOTOR DELIVERS 3,309 VEHICLES IN APRIL

CHINA LOCKDOWNS CREATE SUPPLY-CHAIN CHAOS FROM APPLE TO TESLA

MCLAREN RACING TO ENTER ABB FIA FORMULA E WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP




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14 May 2022 | Tesla Remains VW’s Target: 800,000 EV Production Goal in 2022
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HOW FAST DOES THE FORD F-150 LIGHTNING CHARGE?

NORTHVOLT GRANTED FUNDING FOR GERMAN PLANT

Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2022/05/12/northvolt-granted-funding-for-german-plant/

HARLEY’S MORE AFFORDABLE ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLE: LIVEWIRE S2 DEL MAR

Original Source : https://gearjunkie.com/motors/harley-livewire-s2-del-mar-electric-motorcycle-reveal

HYUNDAI TO ANNOUNCE ELECTRIC VEHICLE PLANT IN GEORGIA, ACCORDING TO REPORT

Original Source : https://www.al.com/business/2022/05/hyundai-to-announce-electric-vehicle-plant-in-georgia-according-to-report.html

WHAT'S BEHIND HYUNDAI MOTOR'S $7B EV PLANT PLAN IN US?

Original Source : http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20220513000613

IKEA US PLANS TO SELL SOLAR PANELS STARTING FALL 2022

Original Source : https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-competitor-ikea-solar-panels/

IT COSTS $20,000 TO RESERVE A TESLA SEMI TRUCK

Original Source : https://www.motorbiscuit.com/costs-20000-reserve-tesla-semi-truck/

VOLKSWAGEN SAYS IT WILL BUILD 800,000 ELECTRIC VEHICLES THIS YEAR

Original Source : https://www.carscoops.com/2022/05/volkswagen-says-it-will-build-800000-electric-vehicles-this-year/

EV INTEREST IS 'TRULY SURGING BECAUSE OF GAS PRICES’

Original Source : https://finance.yahoo.com/news/gas-prices-surging-appetite-electric-vehicles-evgo-141843413.html

CLOSING THE GAP ON RURAL EV 'CHARGING DESERTS'


RENAULT TO BRING MOBILIZE BRAND TO UK, INTRODUCE TWIZY SUCCESSOR

Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/585708/renault-mobilize-duo-uk-2023/

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May 14, 2022
14 May 2022 | Briefly
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➤ How Fast Does The Ford F-150 Lightning Charge?
➤ Northvolt granted funding for German plant
➤ Harley’s More Affordable Electric Motorcycle: LiveWire S2 Del Mar
➤ Hyundai to announce electric vehicle plant in Georgia, according to report
➤ What's behind Hyundai Motor's $7b EV plant plan in US?
➤ IKEA US plans to sell solar panels starting Fall 2022
➤ It Costs $20,000 to Reserve a Tesla Semi Truck
➤ Volkswagen Says It Will Build 800,000 Electric Vehicles This Year
➤ EV interest is 'truly surging because of gas prices’
➤ Closing the gap on rural EV 'charging deserts'
➤ Renault To Bring Mobilize Brand To UK, Introduce Twizy Successor
May 14, 2022
13 May 2022 | Study: EVs Cheaper Than Combustion Versions In Some Cases
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Show #1465

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily, you trusted source of EV information. It’s Friday 13th May, it’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to.

VOLKSWAGEN: EV’S MATCH PROFITABILITY OF ICE EARLIER THAN PLANNED

Original Source : https://www.vwpress.co.uk/en-gb/releases/4750

EVS CAN BE CHEAPER ON A MONTHLY BASIS THAN GAS-POWERED CARS

Original Source : https://www.canarymedia.com/articles/electric-vehicles/evs-can-be-cheaper-on-a-monthly-basis-than-gas-powered-cars

FOXCONN TO BUILD FISKER PEAR EV AT FORMER LORDSTOWN MOTORS PLANT IN OHIO

Original Source : https://techcrunch.com/2022/05/12/foxconn-to-build-fisker-pear-ev-at-former-lordstown-motors-plant-in-ohio/


DUCATI URBAN E-MOBILITY LAUNCHES IN THE UK

DELAWARE EXTENDS ELECTRIC VEHICLE REBATE PROGRAM

Original Source : https://news.delaware.gov/2022/05/12/delaware-extends-electric-vehicle-rebate-program/

NORWAY RAISES WEALTH TAX, SCRAPS EV SALES TAX EXEMPTION

Original Source : https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-05-12/norway-raises-wealth-tax-scraps-ev-sales-tax-exemption

JAPAN'S SUBARU TO BUILD ITS FIRST ELECTRIC VEHICLE FACTORYOriginal Source : https://www.carandbike.com/news/japans-subaru-to-build-its-first-electric-vehicle-factory-2971998

JAPAN’S AUTO MAKERS RACE TO MAKE UP LOST GROUND ON EVS

Original Source : https://www.nippon.com/en/in-depth/a08003/

TESLA TO ADD CCS CONNECTOR TO SUPERCHARGERS IN THE US
Original Source : https://thenextweb.com/news/us-superchargers-will-get-css-connectors-for-non-tesla-evs

RANGE ROVER SPORT PHEV DEBUTS, EV COMING IN TWO YEARS' TIME

Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/585185/2023-range-rover-sport-phev-ev/

TRUCK OEM EXECS TALK EV CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE PAIN POINTS

Original Source : https://www.fleetowner.com/emissions-efficiency/article/21241587/truck-oem-execs-talk-ev-charging-pain-points

CYLINDRICAL MODELS EXPECTED TO EMERGE AS MAINSTREAM IN EV BATTERY MARKET

Original Source : http://www.businesskorea.co.kr/news/articleView.html?idxno=92613

EUROPE’S EV BATTERY DEVELOPMENT PROJECT NOT GOING AS PLANNED

Original Source : http://www.businesskorea.co.kr/news/articleView.html?idxno=92599

EV STARTUP CANOO IS BURNING THROUGH CASH BUT CLAIMS PRODUCTION IS STILL ON TRACK

Original Source : https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a39967402/canoo-ev-startup-financial-trouble/

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May 13, 2022
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➤ Volkswagen: EV’s Match Profitability Of ICE Earlier Than Planned
➤ EVs can be cheaper on a monthly basis than gas-powered cars
➤ Foxconn to build Fisker PEAR EV at former Lordstown Motors plant in Ohio
➤ Google updates Android Auto
➤ Ducati Urban e-Mobility launches in the UK
➤ Delaware Extends Electric Vehicle Rebate Program
➤ Norway Raises Wealth Tax, Scraps EV Sales Tax Exemption
➤ Japan's Subaru To Build Its First Electric Vehicle Factory
➤ Japan’s Auto Makers Race to Make Up Lost Ground on EVs
➤ Tesla to add CCS connector to Superchargers in the US
➤ Range Rover Sport PHEV Debuts, EV Coming In Two Years' Time
➤ Truck OEM execs talk EV charging infrastructure pain points
➤ Cylindrical Models Expected to Emerge as Mainstream in EV Battery Market
➤ Europe’s EV Battery Development Project Not Going as Planned
➤ Canoo Burning through Cash but Claims Production on Track
May 13, 2022
12 May 2022 | Ford F-150 Lighting Reviews Are Positive
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Show #1463

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily, you trusted source of EV information. It’s Thursday 12th May, it’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to.

FORD SELLS SHARES IN EV MAKER RIVIAN FOR $214 MILLION BY REUTERS

- Ford Motor Co sold eight million shares of electric-car maker Rivian Automotive Inc for $214 million, or $26.80 apiece, the U.S. automaker said in a filing on Tuesday.

- Ford now holds nearly 94 million shares, or a 10.5% stake, and is still the fourth-largest shareholder in the Irvine, California-based company, according to Refinitiv data.

- Rivian shares have dropped nearly 21% since CNBC reported the sale over the weekend.


RIVIAN HAS 90,000 RESERVATIONS BUT CAN ONLY MAKE 25,000 THIS YEAR

- Rivian Automotive on Wednesday maintained its 2022 production target, saying it’s still on track to build 25,000 vehicles this year, as it reported a jump in reservations and a first-quarter loss that was slightly narrower than Wall Street had expected.

- Net loss: $1.59 billion.

- Vehicle reservations: Over 90,000.

- Rivian said it now has over 90,000 reservations for its R1-series truck and SUV, up from 83,000 as of its last update in March. That total includes about 10,000 new reservations made since it raised prices at the beginning of March, it said, at an average purchase price of over $93,000.

- The 25,000 target is half the full-year number that Rivian laid out in its roadshow presentation to investors ahead of its IPO last November.

- The company had $17 billion in cash remaining as of March 31, according to its first-quarter release. It said that will be enough to cover its spending through the launch of its next model, a lower-cost vehicle called R2, at a planned new factory in Georgia in 2025.


- The company said it delivered 1,227 vehicles to customers during the past three months, bringing its total number of deliveries to 2,148.

- The company says that as of May 9th, it has produced approximately 5,000 vehicles, including its electric truck, SUV, and delivery van for Amazon.

- In the first quarter, Rivian produced 2,553 vehicles, but only delivered 1,227 of those vehicles to customers. Asked about this gap, McDonough said it was the result of being a direct-to-consumer company without a traditional dealer network to serve as distribution hubs.


FORD F-150 LIGHTNING FIRST DRIVE REVIEW

- The Ford F-150 is the backbone of the Ford Motor Company. It's been the number one selling vehicle in North America for the past 40 years, and the number one selling truck for 45 years straight. Therefore, the F-150 Lightning had some big shoes to fill, as expectations were very high.

- We're happy to report that after spending the better part of two days driving various versions of the Lightning on and off-road, pulling trailers, hauling cargo, using Ford Pro Power to recharge a Mustang Mach-E, and learning more about Ford Intelligent Backup Power, we believe the F-150 Lightning is the best overall F-150 ever produced. The biggest problem Ford may have to face is building enough of them.

- All versions of the Lightning feature dual-motors and all-wheel-drive, and the Extended Range battery versions boast 580 horsepower and 775 pound-feet of torque.

- Quite honestly, it's faster than any 6,500-pound pickup truck really ever needs to be.

- The maximum cargo capacity is 2,235 lbs (for Pro & XLT trims with the standard battery) and vehicles with the $825 towing package, are capable of towing 10,000 lbs (XLT & Lariat with the extended range battery).

- The regenerative braking is strong even in the default mode.

- The Lightning has a blended braking system that also adds more regeneration when the friction brake pedal is depressed.

- Ford uses a 400-volt battery system that utilizes pouch-style cells that are produced through a joint venture with SK Innovation. The standard range battery pack has a usable capacity of 98 kilowatt hours, while the extended range pack boosts that to 131 kWh.

- Extended Range Pro, XLT, and Lariat: 320 miles

- all versions of the Lightning come standard with a locking rear differential that worked exceptionally well.

- The standard range battery can accept 11.3 kilowatts when charging from a 48-amp level 2 charging source. The extended range pack comes with dual 40-amp onboard chargers with a combined input of 19.2 kW.

- Customers who opt for the bigger battery pack will also get Ford's Charge Station Pro, an 80-amp bi-directional charging station free with the vehicle.

- the Lightning has Ford's Pro Power Onboard and the standard version has an output of 2.4 kW on the Pro and XLT trims. However, the output is bumped up to 9.6 kW for the Lariat and Platinum models (optional on the Pro & XLT) and that power is accessible from the eleven power outlets that are scattered inside and outside of the Lightning.    Ten of the outlets are standard 120-volt and there's a single 30-amp 240V outlet at the back of the bed. The 240V outlet can deliver up to 7 kW of power


VOLKSWAGEN GROUP TO LAUNCH ALL-ELECTRIC PICK-UP AND RUGGED SUV IN THE UNITED STATES

U.S. EV REGISTRATIONS SURGE 60% IN Q1

CALIFORNIA ZEV PROGRAM SURPASSES 250,000 POINT-OF-SALE INCENTIVES
 

BMW I4 CAN BE EVEN MORE EFFICIENT THAN THE TESLA MODEL 3
 

TESLA SHIPS FIRST ELECTRIC CARS OVERSEAS SINCE LOCKDOWN


AUSTRALIAN TESLA MEGAPACK FIRE – REPORT


RENAULT BOSS SAYS SWITCHING TOO SOON TO EVS COULD HURT THE ENVIRONMENT

HYUNDAI, MOTIONAL TO DEPLOY LEVEL 4 IONIQ 5 ROBOTAXIS IN US IN 2023

ROUSH TO MANUFACTURE FOR BOLLINGER MOTORS
 

STOREDOT COMPLETES LIVE DEMONSTRATION DELIVERING 100 MILES IN 5 MINUTES


BUTTIGIEG TOUTS ELECTRIC VEHICLES SPENDING AS GAS PRICES SPIKE


SOLAR PANELS COULD BE ON ALL EUROPE'S PUBLIC BUILDINGS BY 2025


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➤ Ford sells shares in Rivian for $214m
➤ Rivian Has 90,000 Reservations But Can Only Make 25,000 This Year
➤ Ford F-150 Lightning First Drive Reviews
➤  Volkswagen to launch electric pick-up and SUV in U.S.
➤  U.S. EV registrations surge 60% in Q1
➤  California ZEV Program Surpasses 250,000 Incentives
➤  BMW i4 More Efficient Than Tesla Model 3
➤  Tesla ships first cars overseas since lockdown
➤  Australian Tesla Megapack Fire – Report
➤  Renault Boss Says Switching To EVs Could Hurt The Environment
➤  Hyundai to deploy Level 4 IONIQ 5 robotaxis in US
➤  Roush to manufacture for Bollinger
➤  Storedot Completes Live Demonstration Delivering 100 Miles In 5 Minutes
➤  Buttigieg Touts Electric Vehicles Spending as Gas Prices Spike
➤  Solar panels could be on all Europe's public buildings by 2025
May 12, 2022
11 May 2022 | Lucid Confirm European Launch Date
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Show #1463

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily, you trusted source of EV information. It’s Wednesday 11th May, it’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to.

➤ BMW SEES 30% DROP IN BATTERY PRICES TO TAKE ON TESLA 

- BMW AG will switch to the next generation of lower-cost batteries for its new electric-vehicle platform from 2025 as carmakers battle rising prices for raw materials.

- The change will deliver a 30% drop in costs, according to people familiar with the plans.

- The new round cells will be manufactured by BMW’s existing partners, the people said, declining to be named discussing internal deliberations.

- Last year, carmakers paid an average of $118 for each kilowatt hour of a pure electric vehicle battery pack, according to BloombergNEF

- The energy density of the new BMW cells will be higher than Tesla’s round cells by at least a low double-digit percentage, the people said, without giving further specifics.


➤ STELLANTIS CEO CARLOS TAVARES WARNS ABOUT FUTURE ELECTRIC VEHICLE BATTERY SHORTAGE 

- The CEO of Jeep maker Stellantis NV on Tuesday joined the chorus of voices in the auto industry warning about a future shortage of electric-vehicle batteries without more production in Europe and the United States, potentially risking the transatlantic automaker's EV commitments.

- "We can anticipate that we will have around 2025, 2026, a short supply of batteries," Carlos Tavares said remotely during the Financial Times' Future of the Car summit. "And if there is no short supply of batteries, then there will be a significant dependence of the Western world vis-à-vis Asia."

- As a part of its plans to invest $35.5 billion in electrification and software by 2025, Stellantis has announced battery plants in France, Germany and Italy to support European vehicle production and another in Windsor, Ontario, for North America. A second in the United States is expected to be announced in the coming weeks. It plans to have 400 gigawatt hours of total capacity on the two continents by 2030.


➤ EV MAKER LUCID TO LAUNCH LUXURY SEDANS IN EUROPE IN LATE 2022 

- Lucid Group plans to launch luxury sedans in Europe later this year, as the Tesla rival aims to expand its footprint outside the United States amid strong global demand for electric vehicles.

- The company will launch its Lucid Air Dream Edition P and R sedans in limited numbers for customers in Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland and Norway in late 2022, it said in a statement on Tuesday.

- Lucid added it would price its Air Dream Edition P/R at about 218,000 euros ($230,208.00) in Germany.

- Lucid said on Tuesday it also plans to open its first European retail location in Munich on May 13, adding it aims to open additional studio and service center locations in Europe this year.


➤ VOLKSWAGEN AERO B SPIED AS A SWOOPY TESLA MODEL 3 COMPETITOR 

- Volkswagen’s electric vehicle push has already spawned a crossover and a van, but their latest offering is clearly aimed at the car crowd.

- Tentatively dubbed the Aero B, the model was previewed by the ID. Vizzion and ID. Vizzion Space concepts.

- The automaker hasn’t said much about the model but, in 2020, Volkswagen Passenger Cars CEO Ralf Brandstätter confirmed production would begin at their Emden plant in 2023. At the time, he described it as a “new, powerful electric model that will attract a lot of attention around the world.”

- Specifications remain a secret, but the ID. Vizzion Space concept featured an 82 kWh battery pack and a rear-mounted electric motor developing 275 hp (205 kW / 279 PS) and 406 lb-ft (550 Nm) of torque. This setup gave the model a range of up to 590 kilometers in the WLTP cycle and 300 miles in the EPA cycle.


➤ GM FILES TO PATENT EV ASSISTED TOWING CONCEPT 

- GM has filed a patent application for an electrically-assisted flatbed trailer that would offset the reduction in range when towing for battery-electric trucks.

- The system includes a powered trailer with at least one small electric propulsion unit, which “enhances launch of the BEV and provides an acceleration assist,” to the vehicle. A communication link between the trailer and vehicle would ensure the trailer’s electric-assist powertrain would work in unison with the vehicle to optimize range and performance. The trailer would have its own separate battery pack, so in theory, this design would offset some of the range reduction EV drivers experience when towing.

- The patent application also describes a dual-motor version of the trailer with opposing electric motors, which would be able to spin each of the trailer’s wheels at different speeds when turning, resulting in a tighter turning radius and greater maneuverability


➤ FREIGHTLINER UNVEILS NEW ELECTRIC ECASCADIA 

- A fully battery electric eCascadia made its debut in 2018 as a proof of concept before swiftly being handed off to demonstration fleets with almost 50 trucking customers running real freight in the real world. To-date, Freightliner electric trucks have logged well over one million miles in day-to-day operations, pulling real loads and making real drops.

- Rakesh Aneja, vice president and chief of eMobility at Daimler Truck North America, said the rigorous testing and development cycle resulted in a production-ready model, which was unveiled Monday at the ACT Expo in Long Beach, California, featuring multiple battery and drive axle options and a typical range of 230 miles, depending on vehicle configuration.

- The Detroit ePowertrain offers three battery options for a range of sizes and average, zero-to-full charging times starting with 194 kWh (one and a half to three hours), 291 kWh (two to four hours), and 438 kWh (two to six hours). Regenerative braking helps maximize range and across the pilots, the average energy recuperation ratio was 20%-25%, with some drivers achieving even up to 30%.


➤ MADE-IN-GERMANY TESLA MODEL Y PROVES SURPRISINGLY FUN IN THE NURBURGRING 

➤ PANASONIC WEIGHS BUILDING NEW U.S. BATTERY PLANT FOR TESLA

➤ SEE PLUG-IN ELECTRIC CAR ADOPTION MAP FOR ALL US STATES IN 2021 

➤ WA STATE BUDGET TO INCLUDE $3,500 REBATES FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLES, BUT THERE'S A DOWNSIDE 

➤ FREEWIRE TECHNOLOGIES UNVEILS ITS MOST POWERFUL AND FLEXIBLE EV CHARGER YET 

➤ SHELL RECHARGE TITLE SPONSORSHIP OF BERLIN E-PRIX 

➤ CATL TO UNVEIL QINLIN BATTERY – 13% MORE POWER THAN TESLA 4680 


➤ CUPRA AND VWFS LAUNCH SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE FOR ALL-ELECTRIC BORN 

➤ RALEIGH UNVEILS ITS NEW CENTROS WITH THE PROMISE OF 130 MILES ON A SINGLE CHARGE 

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May 11, 2022
11 May 2022 | Briefly
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➤ BMW Sees 30% Drop in Battery Prices
➤ Stellantis CEO warns about battery shortage 
➤ Lucid to launch in Europe in 2022 
➤ Volkswagen Aero B Spied
➤ GM Files To Patent EV Assisted Towing Concept 
➤ Freightliner unveils new electric eCascadia 
➤ Made-in-Germany Tesla Model Y on Nurburgring 
➤ Panasonic’s new U.S. battery plant for Tesla
➤ EV  Adoption Map For All US States
➤ Pay Per KM Charging in WA
➤ FreeWire Unveils Most Powerful Charger 
➤ Shell Recharge title sponsorship of Berlin e-Prix 
➤ CATL To Unveil Qinlin Battery 
➤ CUPRA launch subscription service for Born 
➤ Raleigh unveils 130 mile e-bike 
May 11, 2022
BONUS: Elon Musk Keynote at FT Live- Highlights and Analysis
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A bonus episode featuring my highlights and personal analysis of Elon Musk's keynote appearance at FT Live in London. Musk appeared via video link with fellow Tesla co-founder, and former Chief Technical Officer,  JB Straubel on stage. They spoke about the history of the company before Elon answered questions from Peter Campbell, Global Motor Industry Correspondent. 
May 11, 2022
10 May 2022 | VW Boss: We Didn’t Expect Tesla To Be So Fast
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➤ Ford F-150 Lightnings Seen Stockpiled At Dearborn Test Track ➤ VW CEO thinks they can sell more electric cars than Tesla by 2025 ➤ Ford E-Transit Custom Is a New Electric Commercial Van For Europe ➤Tesla halts most output at Shanghai plant, April sales dive ➤ Tesla recalls 130K vehicles; touch screens can go blank ➤ Tesla reportedly now offers loaner vehicles to UK owners during warranty-covered repairs ➤ SpaceX to increase on-site solar and Tesla Powerpack battery capacity at its Starbase facility ➤ Rivian’s venture into its first renewable energy project ➤ Hyundai may build EV plant in Georgia ➤ China’s Geely Auto To Buy 34% Of Renault Korea Motors In Bid For South Korean, Export Markets ➤ Ford EV Batteries Will Switch Over To Lithium Phosphate Soon ➤ Mercedes Teases New Vision AMG Concept That Looks Like A Performance EQXX ➤ NSW offers grants to fund thousands of EV chargers at key tourist sites ➤ Electric models drive second-hand car sales higher ➤ Electric scooters have been legalised in the Queen's Speech today

Show #1461

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily, you trusted source of EV information. It’s Tuesday 10th May, it’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to.

FORD F-150 LIGHTNINGS SEEN STOCKPILED AT DEARBORN TEST TRACK

- Production of the Ford F-150 Lightning began back on April 26, but instead of all of those electric trucks ending up in the hands of buyers, it seems as though a good chunk of the EV pickups are "starting to pile up the company test track in Dearborn, MI," according to our spy photographers who are on the scene.

- Numerous convoys of F-150 Lightning trucks have been seen coming from the direction of Ford’s Rouge Electric Vehicle Center, and entering a side entrance at Ford’s Dearborn test track.

- Could the Lightning be another victim of the semiconductor shortage? Ford has not said anything about this so far, or announced any possible reasons why Lightnings would not reach owners in time, but why else would it be stockpiling them like that?

- It may not necessarily be a lack of chips - it could be another supply chain-related issue that is keeping Ford from shipping these off.


VW CEO THINKS THEY CAN SELL MORE ELECTRIC CARS THAN TESLA BY 2025

- Herbert Diess, the CEO of the Volkswagen Group, believes that the German automaker can sell more electric cars than Tesla by 2025. Is that goal even possible?

- At the FT Future of the Car 2022 conference today, Diess said that VW has for goal to beat Tesla to the become the top EV automaker by 2025 – though he admitted that it will be difficult (via Reuters):

- “It will be a tight race but we won’t give up on it. I have to say we didn’t expect our main U.S. competitor to be so fast and well-prepared.”

- By 2025, Tesla will likely have a production capacity of more than four million electric cars per year. I’d be surprised if VW can jump from 400,000 to four million units in just three years.

- With Tesla seemingly being willing to give up the lower-end of the market, there’s an opportunity for VW to come in and deliver a lot of volume in the large market of vehicles that start under $30,000.



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- Spain will be Volkswagen’s second European electric vehicle hub after Germany! Therefore Volkswagen Group is investing 7 billion euro in Spain, the overall investment of 10 billion euro including 62 companies in the Spanish #PERTE program - the biggest industrial investment Spain has ever received.

- For Volkswagen and SEAT,SA this means: a new Gigafactory in Sagunto close to Valencia supplied by renewable energy, and the electrification of our plants in Martorell and Pamplona. From 2025 onwards several small electric cars of Volkswagen,  CUPRA  and ŠKODA AUTO a.s.  will be manufactured in Spain.

- To be very clear: CUPRA is not replacing SEAT, but helping it to become much more profitable.

- In times of limited supply of semiconductors for sure we prioritize producing the higher margin CUPRAS over some SEAT entry models. Also for electrifying we prioritize the higher margin CUPRA models or are even launching new models solely under this brand - makes economically a lot of sense. Also our dealers are benefitting from this setup.

- So, as SKODA is working well beyond its own brand interest for the group, i.e. designing the new Passat, managing India, taking over platform responsibilities, ….. I am really looking forward for more group contribution from the SEAT team.


FORD E-TRANSIT CUSTOM IS A NEW ELECTRIC COMMERCIAL VAN FOR EUROPE

- Europeans will soon be getting an electric version of the popular Ford Transit Custom commercial van. Predictably coined the E-Transit Custom, Ford has released limited details and several images of the upcoming EV, which like its gas-burning counterpart isn't expected to be sold in America.

- Its face is more assertive than the bug-eyed design worn by its internal-combustion stablemate. The electrified version also has chiseled lines around its wheel arches and across its flanks. Just below the passenger-side headlight is a charging port, but Ford hasn't revealed the van's battery capacity or powertrain specs.

- E-Transit Custom is expected to have a driving range of around 263 miles on a single charge—we assume this is on the WLTP standard.

- E-Transit Custom will start production in the second half of 2023 at its Otosan factory in Turkey.

- As with the full-size Ford E-Transit that's sold in the U.S., the smaller Custom model will have Pro Power Onboard, which is a built-in AC power source that's useful at work sites or wherever electricity is needed.


TESLA HALTS MOST OUTPUT AT SHANGHAI PLANT, APRIL SALES DIVE

- Tesla Inc has halted most of its production at its Shanghai plant due to problems securing parts for its electric vehicles, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters, the latest in a series of difficulties for the factory.

- The automaker’s sales in China had already slumped by 98% in April from a month earlier, data released by the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) showed on Tuesday, underscoring the hit from China’s hard COVID-19 lockdowns.

- Tesla planned to manufacture fewer than 200 vehicles at its factory in the city on Tuesday, according to the memo, far below the roughly 1,200 units per day it had ramped up to shortly after reopening on April 19 following a 22-day closure.

- After reopening, the factory produced 10,757 vehicles by the end of April, selling 1,512 of them, the CPCA said.

- That compared to 65,814 cars sold in March

- Tesla did not export any China-made Model 3s and Model Ys from the Shanghai plant in April, the data showed.


TESLA RECALLS 130K VEHICLES; TOUCH SCREENS CAN GO BLANK

TESLA REPORTEDLY NOW OFFERS LOANER VEHICLES TO UK OWNERS DURING WARRANTY-COVERED REPAIRS

SPACEX TO INCREASE ON-SITE SOLAR AND TESLA POWERPACK BATTERY CAPACITY AT ITS STARBASE FACILITY

RIVIAN’S VENTURE INTO ITS FIRST RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECT

HYUNDAI MAY BUILD EV PLANT IN GEORGIA

CHINA’S GEELY AUTO TO BUY 34% OF RENAULT KOREA MOTORS IN BID FOR SOUTH KOREAN, EXPORT MARKETS

FORD EV BATTERIES WILL SWITCH OVER TO LITHIUM PHOSPHATE SOON

MERCEDES TEASES NEW VISION AMG CONCEPT THAT LOOKS LIKE A PERFORMANCE EQXX

NSW OFFERS GRANTS TO FUND THOUSANDS OF EV CHARGERS AT KEY TOURIST SITES


ELECTRIC MODELS DRIVE SECOND-HAND CAR SALES HIGHER

ELECTRIC SCOOTERS HAVE BEEN LEGALISED IN THE QUEEN'S SPEECH TODAY



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On the podcast today:
·       Ford F-150 Lightnings Seen Stockpiled At Dearborn Test Track
·       VW CEO thinks they can sell more electric cars than Tesla by 2025
·       Ford E-Transit Custom Is a New Electric Commercial Van For Europe
·       Tesla halts most output at Shanghai plant, April sales dive
·       Tesla recalls 130K vehicles; touch screens can go blank
·       Tesla reportedly now offers loaner vehicles to UK owners during warranty-covered repairs
·       SpaceX to increase on-site solar and Tesla Powerpack battery capacity at its Starbase facility
·       Rivian’s venture into its first renewable energy project
·       Hyundai may build EV plant in Georgia
·       China’s Geely Auto To Buy 34% Of Renault Korea Motors In Bid For South Korean, Export Markets
·       Ford EV Batteries Will Switch Over To Lithium Phosphate Soon
·       Mercedes Teases New Vision AMG Concept That Looks Like A Performance EQXX
·       NSW offers grants to fund thousands of EV chargers at key tourist sites
·       Electric models drive second-hand car sales higher
·       Electric scooters have been legalised in the Queen's Speech today
May 10, 2022
09 May 2022 | Toyota Says BZ4X “May Not Work” If Charging In Cold Weather
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On the podcast today:
·       Germany’s Plugin EV Share Up To 24.3%
·       Toyota Says BZ4X Won’t Fast Charge When Cold
·       Spain: Plug-In Car Sales Maintain 10% Share
·       12.5% of New Light-Duty Vehicle Registrations in California were Plug-in Vehicles
·       China set to remain world's largest NEV market, says BMW CFO
·       Toyota to Invest $624 Million to Make EV Parts in India
·       Ford is selling 8 million Rivian shares
·       Ford Might Have Very Bad News for Rivian
·       BMW's Neue Klasse Platform Will Debut On 3 Series-Sized EV In 2025
·       CarGurus Study Finds Rising Consumer Interest in Electric Vehicles as Gas Prices Spike
·       Bentley Continental GT PHEV spied, shows new step in brand's electrification
·       Cords cut at Tesla charging station in Cincinnati, second time in a week
·       Which New Electric Vehicles Come With Free Charging?

Show #1460

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily, you trusted source of EV information. It’s Monday 9th May, it’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to.

GERMANY’S PLUGIN EV SHARE UP TO 24.3%

Germany, Europe’s largest auto market, saw plugin electric vehicles take 24.3% share in April 2022, up from 22.1% YoY. Overall auto volume was down, by over 21% YoY, and over 40% compared to pre-pandemic seasonal norms.

April’s combined plugin result comprised 12.3% battery electrics (BEVs), and 12.0% plugin hybrids (PHEVs). 

Combustion-only powertrains faired worst in terms of volume drop, with diesel sales down almost 30% YoY, and petrol down almost 28%.

With current BEV market leader Tesla not having any large scheduled deliveries in April, other marques and models had a chance to shine, with the Fiat 500e coming out on top.

The Mercedes EQB stepped up in registered volume by some 5× over the period, seeing a healthy 1,405 units over the February to April period, from 295 previously. The BMW i4 increased 2.7× to 755 units.

April BEVs: Fiat 500e, BMW i3, Hyundai Kona, Enyaq, E-Tron, Smart Fortwo, Opel Corsa, ID.4, Zoe, E-208, Merc EQB, Kia Niro EV, Dacia Spring, VW e-Up!, Polestar 2, ID.3, Renault Twingo, Audi Q4 e-tron, IONIQ5 and Kia EV6


TOYOTA SAYS BZ4X WON’T FAST CHARGE WHEN COLD

From Kyle Conner @ Out of Spec: 

"Charging times are estimated based on ideal charging conditions. As temperatures decrease below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, charging time will increase significantly. Drive battery level and condition, charger specifications and DC charging more than twice per day also can negatively affect charging time. DC charging may not work on AWD bz4x when the temperature is below 32 degrees Fahrenheit."

That's 5 degrees celsius.


SPAIN: PLUG-IN CAR SALES MAINTAIN 10% SHARE

- plug-in electric car sales in Spain continue to expand at a fast rate. In April, some 6,365 new plug-in cars were registered (up 41% year-over-year), which is 9% of the total.

- The average market share of plug-ins in the recent six months stays above 10%, which is a good foundation for the future. With outstanding conditions for solar electricity generation and unleashed production of BEVs (supported by new battery gigafactory investments in the pipeline), Spain has very high potential for electrification.

- Stats for the month:  BEVs: 1,991 (up 36%, at 2.8% market share) PHEVs: 4,374 (up 43%, at 6.2% market share) Total: 6,365 (up 41%, at 9.0% market share)


12.5% OF NEW LIGHT-DUTY VEHICLE REGISTRATIONS IN CALIFORNIA WERE PLUG-IN VEHICLES

- In California, 12.5% of new light-duty vehicle registrations were plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) in 2021, according to the data released by the Department of Energy (DOE)

- Next highest were the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Washington, and Oregon, which each had PEV registrations accounting for more than 7% of new registrations.

- Additionally, Californians bought roughly 15,000 more EVs during this quarter than last quarter and Q1 of 2022 EV sales are up by 37%, relative to EV sales at this time last year.The market share of electric vehicles in California jumped to 16.32%.


CHINA SET TO REMAIN WORLD'S LARGEST NEV MARKET, SAYS BMW CFO

- China will continue to be the world's largest new energy vehicle (NEV) market for years to come, said Nicolas Peter, chief financial officer (CFO) and member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, in a recent exclusive interview with Xinhua.

- In 2021, NEV sales in China increased by about 170 percent year-on-year. This momentum continued in the first quarter of 2022, when -- despite all the challenges -- the Chinese NEV market posted a 140 percent year-on-year growth.

- On Thursday, the company launched the production of BMW i3, tailormade for the Chinese market, at its new plant, dubbed Lydia, in Shenyang, northeast China. Last month, the company also held the world premiere for its all-electric BMW i7 luxury sedan.


FORD IS SELLING 8 MILLION RIVIAN SHARES

- Ford Motor is selling 8 million of its Rivian Automotive shares, with the insider lockup for the stock of the once high-flying electric vehicle maker set to expire on Sunday, sources told CNBC’s David Faber.

- The automaker currently owns 102 million shares of Rivian. Ford will be selling the shares through Goldman Sachs, sources said.

- Shares of the EV manufacturer have plummeted by more than 50% in the first three months of 2022, reversing course from the fourth quarter, when the company held its stock market debut and saw its value skyrocket.


FORD MIGHT HAVE VERY BAD NEWS FOR RIVIAN

- Amazon owned 17.74% of Rivian as of Dec. 31 and Ford owned 11.42%, according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

- Ford, for its part, posted a net loss of $3.1 billion from January to March. "A net loss of $3.1 billion was primarily attributable to a mark-to-market loss of $5.4 billion on the company’s investment in Rivian. Adjusted earnings before interest and taxes were $2.3 billion," Ford said.

- Rivian shares have slumped 72.2% this year. The market capitalization at Rivian has shrunk by $66.1 billion, to $25.43 billion from Dec. 31 to May 6.

- The R1T is one of the main rivals of the F-150 Lightning, the electric version of the F-150 pickup.


BMW'S NEUE KLASSE PLATFORM WILL DEBUT ON 3 SERIES-SIZED EV IN 2025

CARGURUS STUDY FINDS RISING CONSUMER INTEREST IN ELECTRIC VEHICLES AS GAS PRICES SPIKE

Original Source : https://finance.yahoo.com/news/cargurus-study-finds-rising-consumer-130000267.html

BENTLEY CONTINENTAL GT PHEV SPIED, SHOWS NEW STEP IN BRAND'S ELECTRIFICATION


CORDS CUT AT TESLA CHARGING STATION IN CINCINNATI, SECOND TIME IN A WEEK


WHICH NEW ELECTRIC VEHICLES COME WITH FREE CHARGING?

2022 Audi E-Tron GT
2022 Audi E-Tron and Q4 E-Tron
2022 BMW i4 Gran Coupe and iX
2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV and Bolt EUV
2021-22 Ford Mustang Mach-E and 2022 F-150 Lightning
2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5
2022 Hyundai Kona Electric and 2021 Ioniq Electric
2022 Kia EV6
2022 Lucid Air
2022 Mazda MX-30
2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS, 2022 EQB and 2023 EQE  
2023 Nissan Ariya
2022 Nissan Leaf
2021-22 Polestar 2
2022 Porsche Taycan and Taycan Cross Turismo
2022 Rivian R1T and R1S
2023 Toyota bZ4X
2022 Volkswagen ID.4        
2022 Volvo C40 Recharge and XC40 Recharge



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May 09, 2022
09 May 2022 | Briefly
256
On the podcast today:
·       Germany’s Plugin EV Share Up To 24.3%
·       Toyota Says BZ4X Won’t Fast Charge When Cold
·       Spain: Plug-In Car Sales Maintain 10% Share
·       12.5% of New Light-Duty Vehicle Registrations in California were Plug-in Vehicles
·       China set to remain world's largest NEV market, says BMW CFO
·       Toyota to Invest $624 Million to Make EV Parts in India
·       Ford is selling 8 million Rivian shares
·       Ford Might Have Very Bad News for Rivian
·       BMW's Neue Klasse Platform Will Debut On 3 Series-Sized EV In 2025
·       CarGurus Study Finds Rising Consumer Interest in Electric Vehicles as Gas Prices Spike
·       Bentley Continental GT PHEV spied, shows new step in brand's electrification
·       Cords cut at Tesla charging station in Cincinnati, second time in a week
·       Which New Electric Vehicles Come With Free Charging?
May 09, 2022
08 May 2022 | VW ID. Buzz starts at 65,000 euros
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Show #1459

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily, you trusted source of EV information. It’s Sunday 8th May, it’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to.

ELECTRIC VW ID BUZZ STARTS AT 65,000 EUROS

"The updated list of eligible electric vehicles published by the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (Bafa) reveals something that VW only wanted to tell us at the start of sales: the price of the ID Buzz."

"Bafa, which is responsible for promoting e-cars, gives the first ID Buzz Pro model available for sale with a net price of 54,270 euros. Plus the statutory sales tax, the Bully successor is around 64,580 euros and thus well above the 40,000 euro limit for the higher subsidy. The purchase bonus for the ID Buzz this year is still 7,500 euros, of which 2,500 euros from the manufacturer, so that customers have to spend around 57,080 euros on balance."

"For the commercial offshoot, the ID Buzz Cargo, interested parties have to budget 45,740 euros net. With a premium, they come to a net purchase price of 38,240 euros. They get the sales tax back from the tax office anyway."


FORD THROWS SHADE AT TESLA WITH A NEW AD CELEBRATING WORKERS

- It starts with a nice touch of snark. Footage is shown of a hand scrolling on a smartphone with the commentary, “Right now it could seem like the only people who matter are the loudest….” Who could they be thinking of?

- Then, it continues— “Those who want to tear things down and then fly away on their personal spaceships when things get hard,” A video of a rocket taking lift off fills the screen.

- The rest of the ad is dedicated to profiling the workers of Ford, profiling a culturally and gender diverse cohort of people working by their first name. The narrator says that Ford assembles more vehicles in the US than other car manufacturers, which means local jobs.

- The narrator continues: “… we’ve got 182,000 people, and they’re building.” and goes on further to conclude, “you might not know their names, but these people get up every day to move us all forward.”


HOT VOLKSWAGEN ID.3 GTX TO JOIN RANGE IN 2023

- Volkswagen has been tipped to spice up its ID.3 EV with a performance version that will become the brand’s first all-electric hot hatchback. And now, we know when it’ll arrive.

- Speaking at the launch of the new ID.5 SUV in Austria, Volkswagen product line spokesperson Martin Hube noted that the ID.3 GTX’s entry to the range will coincide with the ID.3’s mid-life facelift. “Of course the project is progressing,” he said, adding, “[For the] ID.3 facelift…we will get some very interesting details and of course, we are convinced that customer’s expectations for a bit more power, for all-wheel drive is there, and [the] customer’s wish is what we have to fulfil.”

- This means the ID.3 GTX won’t be launched this year - we’re not expecting a facelifted ID.3 until 2023 at the earliest.

- likely that the ID.3 GTX will use the same twin-motor powertrain as the ID.4 GTX, producing 295bhp. In the smaller, lighter ID.3, the GTX will likely undercut the ID.4 GTX’s 6.2-second 0-62mph time.


TESLA OPENS MORE SUPERCHARGERS TO OTHERS

- In Norway, Tesla has opened more Superchargers for other brands. According to one observer, almost the entire route to the North Cape is now open to electric cars from other manufacturers.

- Multiple articles report that this involves 42 additional Supercharger locations where non-Teslas can now also charge. After an initial test with ten sites in the Netherlands in November 2021, Tesla opened its first charging parks in Norway and France to non-Tesla brands this January with initially 15 in Norway and 16 in France.

- In the north of the country, the entire route to the North Cape is not completely covered by Superchargers and in some places the distance between chargers is around 400 kilometres.


EXCLUSIVE CATL PLANNING EV BATTERY PRODUCTION IN UNITED STATES, VETTING SITES

- CATL (300750.SZ), the world's largest battery maker, is in the final stages of vetting sites in the United States to build electric vehicle batteries, an investment that would mark the Chinese company's first production in the world's second-largest car market, two people with knowledge of the plans told Reuters.

- Contemporary Amperex Technology Co (CATL) is in talks to open plants that would serve BMW AG (BMWG.DE) and Ford Motor Co (F.N), and potential sites include South Carolina and Kentucky, where those automakers have assembly plants,

- CATL had begun mass production of batteries for overseas markets in 2021 and was looking to lock in its standing as the major battery supplier to automakers overseas "in the next round of supplier sourcing,"

- Other Asian companies that have announced plans to build U.S. battery plants include Korea's LG Energy Solution (051910.KS), SK Innovation (096770.KS) and Samsung SDI (006400.KS). Japan's Panasonic Corp(6752.T) also is reportedly looking to purchase land for a plant to serve Tesla.  read more

- CATL will open its first battery plant outside China later this year in Arnstadt, Germany, to serve BMW


NISSAN IS PLANNING NISMO-BADGED PERFORMANCE EVS

- Nissan is planning to launch 15 new electric cars by 2030, and it seems sporty versions of its future EVs will be branded as Nismo-derivative machines. Yep, Nismo’s going electric.

- Speaking exclusively to TG at last weekend’s Formula E race in Monaco, Nissan’s chairman of Europe Guillaume Cartier confirmed that the company is actively looking at which of its upcoming electric cars would be most suited to Nismo-fication.

- Most manufacturers are planning to tap into the ‘fast electric’ segment one way or another: VW has its GTX line, Seat has Cupra (yeah, yeah, ‘entirely separate companies’, we know) Ford has Mach-E… why wouldn’t Nissan use its racing arm to add a bit of pedigree?

- chief operating officer Ashwani Gupta reiterated over the weekend that Nissan has ended its investment in internal combustion engines, pinning its hopes on solid-state batteries that it reckons will vastly outperform today’s technology when they’re ready for production in 2028.


PROTERRA SELECTS EATON’S 4-SPEED EV TRANSMISSION FOR ITS ZX5 ELECTRIC TRANSIT BUSES

- Proterra has selected Eaton’s  eMobility business to supply a 4-speed medium-duty electrified vehicle (EV) transmission for the company’s ProDrive drivetrain used in Proterra ZX5 electric transit buses.

- The medium-duty 4-speed transmission, to be used in city buses in North America, addresses the primary issue related to single-speed drives that have contradictory requirements for high efficiency at top speeds and increased torque at launch and low speeds.

- Eaton’s 4-speed transmission has fine-pitch helical gears that ensure smooth, low-noise operation and a shifting strategy designed to extend range and battery life. Road tests have shown a 20% to 30% efficiency improvement in energy consumption under normal driving conditions compared with a direct-drive transmission and a 10% to 15% improvement compared with a current 2-speed solution.


NEW MEXICO’S CLEAN CAR RULE WILL GO INTO EFFECT JULY 1

MERCEDES DRIVE PILOT LEVEL 3 AUTONOMOUS TECH OFFICIALLY ON SALE IN GERMANY

EV CHARGERS EMERGE AS TARGETS FOR HACKERS

BMW I INTERIOR DESIGNER SAYS BIG SCREENS AREN'T LONG FOR THIS WORLD

PG&E TO LAUNCH NEW PILOTS STUDYING ELECTRIC VEHICLE BIDIRECTIONAL CHARGING

DPD UK ORDERS 1000 FORD E-TRANSIT VANS

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May 08, 2022
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256
On the podcast today:
·       Electric VW ID Buzz starts at 65,000 euros
·       Ford throws shade at Tesla with a new ad celebrating workers
·       Hot Volkswagen ID.3 GTX to join range in 2023
·       Tesla opens more Superchargers to others
·       CATL planning EV battery production in United States, vetting sites
·       Nissan is planning Nismo-badged performance EVs
·       Proterra selects Eaton’s 4-speed EV transmission for its ZX5 electric transit buses
·       New Mexico’s Clean Car Rule will go into effect July 1
·       Mercedes Drive Pilot Level 3 Autonomous Tech Officially On Sale In Germany
·       EV chargers emerge as targets for hackers
·       BMW i Interior Designer Says Big Screens Aren't Long for This World
·       PG&E to Launch New Pilots Studying Electric Vehicle Bidirectional Charging
·       DPD UK orders 1000 Ford E-transit vans
May 08, 2022
07 May 2022 | VW: Affordable Small EV Coming 2025
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Show #1458

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily, you trusted source of EV information. It’s Saturday 7th May, it’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to.

VOLKSWAGEN: AFFORDABLE SMALL EV TO BE MADE IN SPAIN FROM 2025

⚡️ Volkswagen Group & SEAT S.A. will help to electrify #Spain by

▶️ mobilizing 10 billion € - the single largest industrial investment in Spain's history
▶️ building a battery factory in Sagunto
▶️ producing small e-cars in Spain from 2025
▶️ building up a comprehensive supplier ecosystem

“The Volkswagen Group, SEAT and the Spanish Government share a vision: to make Spain a European hub for electric mobility. We are ready to initiate this transformation”, says our CEO Herbert Diess.

Sneak peek! 🤩 These are the first sketches of our smaller e-models from #Skoda, #Cupra & #VW, which will be built in #Spain from 2025. These entry level electric vehicles make the access to #eMobility much easier & push the country's future of mobility - for generations to come.


VOLKSWAGEN BOOSTS ELECTRIC CAR INVESTMENT IN SPAIN TO 10 BLN EUROS

- Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) and partners will invest 10 billion euros ($10.6 billion) to make electric vehicles and batteries in Spain, its chief executive said on Thursday, 3 billion euros more than it had previously committed.

- The company also announced a partnership deal with Spain's largest power utility Iberdrola (IBE.MC), which will set up a solar park to partly power the battery plant to be built in the municipality of Sagunto near Valencia.

- Volkswagen said in March it would invest 7 billion euros to build a battery plant and produce electric vehicles at its two car factories in Spain, but CEO Herbert Diess said that figure had been raised to 10 billion with new partners on board.

- "We will electrify the second-largest car producer in Europe (Spain) with a new giga-factory of batteries and the production of electric cars in two plants," Diess told an event in Sagunto, adding the plan was to create "a full ecosystem of suppliers from lithium extraction to the assembly of batteries".


VW INCREASES EV INVESTMENT PLAN IN SPAIN TO NEARLY $11 BILLION

- VW aims to start building the 40-gigawatt-hour (GWh) plant in the first quarter of 2023, with series production scheduled to start by 2026.

- VW plans to have six battery cell production plants in Europe by 2030 with a joint capacity of 240 GWh, in an attempt to control as much of the supply chain as possible. The plan is key step in VW's bid to outdo Tesla and become the world's top-seller of EVs.


UK: ELECTRIC VEHICLE MARKET SHARE REACHED 10.8% IN APRIL

- UK new car registrations fell by -15.8% to 119,167 units in April

- Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) registrations continued to grow with 12,899 of the latest zero emission cars joining UK roads – an increase of 40.9% on the same month last year – and taking a 10.8% market share, up from 6.5% last year.

- the number of new plug-in hybrid (PHEV) registrations decreased by a third (-32.8%). As a result, electrified vehicles comprised 27.9% of all new car registrations during April.

- plug-in electric cars are now expected to account for a quarter of all registrations (25.2%) during the year, with BEVs alone comprising around one in six new cars on the road.


VOLTA TRUCKS CONFIRMS U.S. MARKET ENTRY 2023

- Volta Trucks has shared a roadmap outlining plans to bring its all-electric Zero trucks to the United States next year. Its strategy will include the 16-ton Volta Zero truck to begin, followed by Class 5 and 6 variants. Additionally, Volta Trucks is searching for a manufacturing partner on US soil to begin building the Zero trucks before year’s end.

- In 2023, however, a larger, 18-ton version of the Volta Zero will join the original 16-ton model. With the company’s latest announcement, we have learned that Volta’s flagship Zero trucks will be arriving in the United States in 2023 as well, beginning in Los Angeles.

- Volta announced the news in a press release early this morning, laying out its roadmap for entry into the United States market as well as strategies for TaaS, maintenance, and local manufacturing. According to the automaker, US residents will see Volta Trucks operating on the streets of Los Angeles by the end of 2023.

- The commercial EV manufacturer is currently road testing “design verification” prototypes of the 16-ton Zero in Europe and expects to have over 1,500 commercial EVs built overseas by the time it enters North America.

- To begin, the first Class 7 Volta Trucks to arrive in North America will come from the automaker’s current contract manufacturing facility in Steyr, Austria. However, all Class 5 and 6 Zero Trucks that will eventually be delivered in the United States will be built locally.


ABB AND EVINY INSTALL WORLD’S FASTEST ELECTRIC CAR CHARGER IN NORWAY

- ABB and Eviny have collaborated on the first installations of ABB’s Terra 360.

- ABB’s Terra 360 is now available for use by the country’s rapidly growing community of EV drivers at the Oasen Shopping Center, Bergen and in the Norwegian ski resort of Geilo.

- The charging stations can simultaneously charge up to two vehicles with dynamic power distribution. With a maximum output of 360 kW


CALIFORNIA GRANTS $2.5 MILLION TO PUSH PORT OF LONG BEACH ELECTRIC VEHICLE PROJECT

- The Port of Long Beach has received a multimillion dollar California Energy Commission Grant to aid the second phase of the Port Community Electric Vehicle Blueprint – designed to accelerate a sustainable and zero-emission port ecosystem across the state.

- The $2.5 million grant will help the towards its transition to zero-emissions operations by developing infrastructure plans to support electric vehicles.

- projects include installing chargers at the port’s Maintenance Facility as well as the infrastructure needed to power future chargers at the port’s Joint Command and Control Center.


REPORT: TESLA MIGHT ACQUIRE MORE LAND ADJACENT TO ITS GIGAFACTORY IN GERMANY

2022 GENESIS GV60: PRICING AND SPECIFICATION REVEALED

ENTIRE US VOLVO LINEUP FOR 2023 IS MILD HYBRID, PLUG-IN HYBRID, OR EV

BOSCH'S EMOBILITY ORDER VOLUME EXCEEDS TEN BILLION EUROS

GM CEO MARY BARRA’S PLAN FOR OVERTAKING TESLA

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·       Volkswagen boosts electric car investment in Spain to 10 bln euros
·       VW increases EV investment plan in Spain to nearly $11 billion
·       UK: Electric Vehicle Market Share Reached 10.8% in April
·       Volta Trucks Confirms U.S. Market Entry 2023
·       ABB and Eviny install world’s fastest electric car charger in Norway
·       California grants $2.5 million to push Port of Long Beach Electric Vehicle project
·       Report: Tesla Might Acquire More Land Adjacent To Its Gigafactory In Germany
·       2022 Genesis GV60: pricing and specification revealed
·       Entire US Volvo lineup for 2023 is mild hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or EV
·       Bosch's eMobility order volume exceeds ten billion euros
·       GM CEO Mary Barra’s plan for overtaking Tesla
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06 May 2022 | Lucid’s Big Struggle To Scale
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LUCID KEEPS 2022 PRODUCTION TARGETS, RAISES EV PRICES

- Lucid Group Inc. shares edged higher late Thursday after the EV maker reported a narrower-than-expected first-quarter loss and said its production volume remains on track despite ongoing supply-chain problems.

- Lucid lost $81 million, or 5 cents a share,  in the quarter, compared with a loss of $2.9 billion, or $89.29 a share, in the year-ago quarter. Revenue reached $58 million, from $313,000, thanks to the delivery of 360 vehicles, Lucid said.

- There’s “strong demand” for the Lucid Air, the EV maker’s luxury electric sedan, and reservations have topped 30,000, Lucid said. That translates to potential sales of $2.9 billion, it said.

- Lucid kept its 2022 production volume outlook of between 12,000 vehicles and 14,000 vehicles.

- The EV maker also announced price increases on most of its electric vehicle models beginning June 1. Current prices will be honored for existing reservations and any reservation made by May 31, Lucid said.

- The Air will start at $87,400 for a base model and go up to $154,000 for the grand touring model, the company said. A “grand touring performance” model, announced two weeks ago, will remain at $179,000, Lucid said.

- $5.4 billion of cash on hand


VOLVO CARS SHARE OF ELECTRIFIED CARS INCREASED TO 38.4% 

- Volvo Cars reports sales of 47,150 cars in April, down 24.8 per cent compared with the same month last year.  Demand is still strong, especially for Volvo Cars’ electrified vehicles and the share of Recharge models as part of total sales continues to increase.

- In April Volvo Cars electrified Recharge models grew 18.7 cent compared with the same month in 2021 accounting for 38.4 per cent of total sales. The share of fully electric cars stood at 10 per cent.

- European sales for April reached 19,822 cars, down 23.2 per cent compared with the same month last year. Volvo’s electrified Recharge sales accounted for 51.4 per cent of the total sales in the region during the month.

- Volvo Cars’ US sales for the month reached 10,022 cars, down 9.2 per cent compared with April last year, with Recharge models making up 44.1 per cent of the total sales.


NORWAY RECONSIDERS ELECTRIC CAR PRIVILEGE

- The Norwegian Ministry of Transport is considering abolishing or reducing privileges for electric vehicles in taxes and tolls in larger cities.

- According to Transport Minister Jon-Ivar Nygård, the reasons are not only lower revenues but also a delay in the transport turnaround. “It’s great that people use electric cars. But it’s not good if people get into their cars and drive to busy urban areas instead of walking, cycling or using public transport,” the transport minister is quoted as saying. However, a final decision on the matter is still pending, the minister told broadcaster NRK.

- According to the current legal situation, the tax rate for electric cars is less than 50 per cent of the tax on comparable petrol or diesel cars. At the time of purchase, there is no value-added tax of 25 per cent. In addition, tolls and parking fees are lower in many places. Subsidies for hybrid cars, on the other hand, have already expired.

- . As NRK reports, there is a lack of money for investments in infrastructure projects or public transport due to declining revenues as the share of electric cars increases.


GM HAS 4 NEW PLANTS IN THE WORKS TO 'HAVE CONTROL OVER BATTERY CELL MANUFACTURE': MARY BARRA

- In the years ahead, GM (GM) says, it's aiming to be a leading manufacturer of batteries as well as cars.

- “For electric vehicles, it's all about the battery,” CEO Mary Barra told Yahoo Finance in a wide-ranging interview this week.

- The CEO outlined plans to open at least four new plants just to manufacture batteries that power the company's electric vehicles.

- “We decided that we wanted to have control over battery cell manufacture so we formed a joint venture with LG, one of our partners, and we now have a plant coming online this year in Ohio, another one coming online next year, the following year, and one after that,” she says.

- They have three locations under construction. A Warren, Ohio plant will begin production this August; a Spring Hill, Tennessee location is set to follow in 2023 and one in Lansing, Michigan begins in 2024. The Michigan plant alone is a $2.6 billion investment. According to GM, a fourth plant whose location has yet to be announced will be up and running in 2025.

- The White House got involved in the effort this week, announcing over $3 billion to help companies like GM and others with the battery shortage. Story continues. A Biden official behind the effort noted to Yahoo Finance Monday that automakers will be a key beneficiary.

- A GM spokesperson told Yahoo Finance that the company, which has close ties with the Biden White House, "is actively pursuing opportunities to localize as much of the EV and battery supply chain as possible and, as such, we are reviewing the battery-related Funding Opportunity Announcements authorized by the U.S. Department of Energy under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL)."


RIVIAN'S POLICYMAKING WISH LIST LEANS INTO BATTERY SUPPLY CHAIN

- The U.S. has the mineral resources and industrial capability to create a fully domestic battery EV supply chain, but it will take a massive “all of the above” mobilization of the federal government to make it happen, a Rivian official told Congress.

- Rivian senior director for public policy Chris Nevers testified recently in front of a House Science, Space, and Technology subcommittee. Nevers laid out the electric automaker’s policymaking wish list if the federal government wants to make transportation electrification a priority.

- “The federal government can achieve ambitious electrification objectives by empowering companies to ramp production – this includes accelerating EV testing procedures, expediting and streamlining federal EV fleet requirements, and quickly providing visas for skilled workers,”

- Supply chain challenges are a major constraint on Rivian’s manufacturing plant in Normal, which has over 5,000 workers and is McLean County’s second-largest employer. Production there is expected to hit 25,000 vehicles in 2022 – about half of what it could be if not for a shortage of chips and other materials.

- Rivian’s policymaking wish list for Congress includes:“Increase and accelerate” federal research efforts into new battery cell chemistry development, solid-state batteries, module and pack engineering, software design, and raw material sourcing.Reform domestic mining laws, some of which Rivian says date back to the 1870s, with an emphasis on conflict avoiding and permitting efficiency.Expand the federal consumer EV tax credit “without unnecessary limitations.”Create “exceptions” to state auto dealer franchise laws, which Rivian calls dealership “protection laws.” Rivian is fighting those laws on a state-by-state basis, calling them “one of the biggest barriers to EV adoption in the U.S.”


LEXUS ENGINEERING BOSS: 800-VOLT SYSTEM DONE, ELECTRIC IS THE FUTURE

- In an interview with Lexus chief engineer Takashi Watanabe at a prototype drive for the 2023 Lexus RZ 450e in Barcelona, Spain, Green Car Reports learned about the automaker’s thinking on electrical architectures, charging rates, and the electric future.

- Watanabe said that for the automaker to realistically hit carbon neutrality, battery electric is the proper solution.

- The key will be how efficiently we can manipulate and use electricity. And the challenge is “how small a battery can we get away with to achieve these goals,” Watanabe said.

- When asked if Toyota and Lexus have finished work on an 800-volt electrical architecture, Wantanabe answered quickly: “Yes.” ut the first electric Lexus sold in the U.S., the 2023 RZ 450e, will not feature such an electric architecture or charge rate. The max charge rate of its 71.4-kwh battery pack will be 150 kw and it charges and runs at about 400 volts.

- For Toyota and Lexus it’ll be viewed upon a “case-by-case basis,” Watanabe said.
The breakover point will be about 100 kwh, according to Watanabe. That’s where charging rates will need to be faster and the electrical architecture will benefit from 800 volts.

- When asked what is possible in terms of upgrading the RZ, or other electric cars, via over-the-air updates Watanabe said, “right now we’re not trying to put any limitations or restrictions on what’s possible through OTA.”
The executive elaborated by saying for instance electric motor control, charging, supporting systems, or new value services can all be enhanced using OTA technology.


DS ELECTRIC PROTOTYPE POINTS TO A FUTURE OF CARS WITHOUT CONVENTIONAL BRAKES


SAMSUNG SDI TO ROLL OUT NEXT-GENERATION BATTERIES IN 2023

TESLA MODEL Y WITH LARGER BATTERY IS COMING AND CHEAPER THAN YOU EXPECT

STUDY FINDS REDUCTION OF LOW-FREQUENCY NOISE FROM TRANSITION TO ELECTRIC BUSES IMPROVED RESIDENTS’ HEALTH - Green Car Congress

THE HOTEL THAT LETS YOU CHARGE YOUR EV – ON YOUR BALCONY

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05 May 2022 | Cadillac Lyric Performance Specs Revealed
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FISKER TEASES ITS THIRD MODEL, A GRAND TOURER CALLED RONIN

- Production of Fisker’s first new electric vehicle, the Ocean crossover, is set to begin this November, but before the Ocean officially arrives Fisker has already announced what it hopes will become its third model. Dubbed Project Ronin, the vehicle will be an electric sports car with seating for four and dramatic proportions, as revealed by the accompanying teaser image.

- Development of the grand touring sports car began last year, and Fisker’s lofty goal is for the Ronin to have “the world's longest range for a production EV.” That means it will have to beat the Lucid Air, which is rated to deliver up to 520 miles of range by the EPA. Fisker claims that Project Ronin will have “an innovative battery design” that incorporates the battery pack into the structure of the vehicle. The sports car will also feature active aerodynamics and lightweight materials.

- Fisker says that Project Ronin will be fully unveiled in August 2023, with production beginning in the second half of 2024. Before then, Fisker is expected to reveal its second crossover, the Pear, with sales also planned for 2024.


PORSCHE BETS BIG ON SILICON FOR NEXT-GEN EV BATTERIES

- Porsche on Wednesday announced a $100 million investment in Group14 Technologies, a company working to manufacture silicon battery anodes. This is part of a larger Series C funding round, of which Porsche is the lead investor, totaling $400 million overall.

- Cellforce Group, a joint venture in which Porsche is a major partner, seeks to use Group14's silicon-anode technology and produce high-performance battery cells for electric vehicles.

- With production slated to begin in 2024, it'll start producing cells in small batches, enough for approximately 1,000 vehicles per year. Motorsports and other high-performance applications are Porsche's first targets to take advantage of Group14's tech. But silicon anodes have the potential to improve every EV.

- "The characteristic properties of the new cell chemistry -- fast charging, high performance and low weight -- pay dividends directly into the Porsche brand core," said Michael Steiner, Porsche's board member overseeing research and development, in a statement. "They are virtually in line with the development goals that we are writing in the specifications for our prospective electric sports cars."


TESLA MODEL S WITH MOTORIZED TILTING SCREEN SPOTTED IN THE WILD

- A Model S with a factory-equipped motorized, swiveling center screen has been spotted in the wild thanks to a video posted to Twitter by Larry Li. In it, Li can be seen tilting the display from center, to left, and then to right, with the tap of a button on the screen

- A swiveling center screen represents a small quality-of-life improvement for Tesla owners. Rather than the display being static, and positioned so that both the driver and passengers can see it, it can be moved for optimum visibility by the driver when operating the vehicle, or by a passenger when parked, for example.

- Even more perplexing, a recent teardown showed that the Model S already has most of the hardware required to offer a swiveling screen, but without the motor to actually move it. It’s led to speculation that parts shortages have until now prevented Tesla from offering the feature in its cars.

- In replies to his original tweet, Li confirmed that the swiveling display is not an aftermarket mod but was “from [the] Tesla factory” and that the Model S shown in the video was delivered on April 29th. Host of the Tesla podcast Ride the Lightning Ryan McCaffrey recently tweeted that the latest Model S and Model X cars rolling off Tesla’s factory lines are equipped with the hardware to support the feature.


CADILLAC LYRIQ PROMISES 500 HP FROM DUAL-MOTOR AWD SETUP

- Cadillac has only detailed the base single-motor powertrain for the new 2023 Lyriq electric SUV so far. But now we know that the dual-motor, all-wheel-drive version will offer an estimated 500 horsepower, as Cadillac shared that figure on an Instagram Q&A session today.

- While the base 340-hp single-motor Lyriq RWD starts at $59,990, we assume that the dual-motor variant will cost a fair bit more than that to start.

- Cadillac will open orders for the 2023 Lyriq starting May 19, but the initial production run will include only the single-motor Lyriq Debut Edition form that comes only in silver or black and doesn't offer many option choices.


FORD PATENT FILED FOR PORTABLE HIGH-VOLTAGE EV CHARGING SYSTEM

- Ford Motor Company has filed a patent for a portable high-voltage EV charging system, Ford Authority has learned.

- As Ford notes in the patent, EVs can run out of energy in the middle of a trip, much like an ICE-powered vehicle can run out of gas. However, while ICE vehicles can be refueled via a gas can, no simple solution currently exists for all-electric vehicles, which are generally towed to a charging station in the event that they run out of energy in a remote location.

- This new Ford patent details a potential solution for that problem – a portage charging system that can provide enough energy for an EV to reach the next charging location, whether that be a charging station or their home. The system itself is designed to be light enough that someone can pick it up and put it in the back of a truck or another vehicle – or, at the very least, move it with a dolly or hand cart.


EX-HYUNDAI R&D BOSS ALBERT BIERMANN DRIVES 2023 IONIQ 6 PROTOTYPE

CONN. UNLIKELY TO ALLOW TESLA TO SELL DIRECTLY TO CONSUMERS

2022 TESLA MODEL 3 PERFORMANCE SHINES IN 70 MPH RANGE TEST


WULING HONGGUANG MINI EV REVIEW: CHEAP ELECTRIC CITY CAR


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05 May 2022 | Briefly
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·       Fisker Teases Its Third Model, a Grand Tourer Called Ronin
·       Porsche Bets Big on Silicon for Next-Gen EV Batteries
·       Tesla Model S with motorized tilting screen spotted in the wild
·       Cadillac Lyriq Promises 500 HP from Dual-Motor AWD Setup
·       Ford Patent Filed For Portable High-Voltage EV Charging System
·       Ex-Hyundai R&D Boss Albert Biermann Drives 2023 Ioniq 6 Prototype
·       Conn. Unlikely to Allow Tesla to Sell Directly to Consumers
·       2022 Tesla Model 3 Performance Shines In 70 MPH Range Test
·       Wuling Hongguang Mini EV Review: Cheap Electric City Car
May 05, 2022
04 May 2022 | VW EVs ‘basically sold out’ in the US & Europe
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VW’S 2022 SUPPLY OF EVS IS ‘BASICALLY SOLD OUT’ IN THE US AND EUROPE

- Volkswagen’s CEO, Herbert Diess, says that the company is “basically sold out on electric vehicles in Europe and in the United States” for the year, according to a report from the Financial Times. This means that anyone hoping to get an EV from VW, Audi, or any of the group’s other brands may have to wait until 2023, as the company tries to navigate the chip shortage and production issues from COVID shutdowns in China.

- According to the report, VW expects its backlog of orders to keep growing. It currently has plenty of people on the list waiting to get an EV and expects to add more throughout the year.

- According to the Financial Times, VW sold just under 100,000 electric cars in Q1 2022. Tesla, according to its latest earnings, sold around 310,000 in the same time period.

- When Diess spoke to The Verge earlier this year, he said that the company is trying to grow its presence in America. In his Decoder interview, he said that he expected the company’s growth in the States to “mostly come from EVs,” though he did admit the company would likely see supply constraints throughout 2022.


VOLKSWAGEN SOLD ~99K EVS OUT OF 1.9M IN Q1

- Volkswagen recently released its January-March 2022 interim report, reporting 1.9 million vehicle sales and deliveries in the first quarter. VW’s all-electric vehicle sales and deliveries made up 5.2% of total deliveries, amounting to 99,064 EVs.

- Volkswagen is specifically interested in growing in the United States with plans to build a dedicated battery cell production factory in the country. The German automaker announced a $1.7 billion commitment to boosting its BEV product lineup, R&D, and manufacturing in North America.

- The legacy automaker aims to achieve 10% market share in North America by 2030 as it bolsters expansion in global growth markets. Battery-electric vehicles are central to its goals. VW plans to have more than 25 electric vehicles in its BEV portfolio by the end of the decade.


CARIAD SELECTS QUALCOMM'S SNAPDRAGON RIDE PLATFORM

- Volkswagen Group's software unit CARIAD announced on Tuesday that it has selected Qualcomm Technologies to supply system-on-chips (SoCs) for its vehicle software platform designed to deliver up to SAE level-4 autonomous driving capabilities.

- Volkswagen believes that a vehicle's software and hardware must be perfectly matched in order to achieve the best possible performance and efficiency of central computer systems in the long term.

- Qualcomm's Snapdragon Ride platform was first announced at CES in Jan 2020. Since its unveiling, it has gained momentum with global automakers and Tier 1 suppliers worldwide for its robust capabilities. It's also being adopted by BMW.

- In March, Volkswagen announced the addition of anonymous "swarm data" from other Volkswagen vehicles to help its advanced driver assist systems make better decisions over time, such as performing automatic lane changes. The addition of swarm data marks the next step towards vehicle systems that support fully-automated driving, according to Volkswagen.

- Among its features, it can automatically keep the vehicle in the center of the lane, but can also adapt to an individual's driving style, including driving further to the left or right of the lane instead of exactly in the middle.


FORD MOTOR APRIL U.S. VEHICLE SALES DOWN 10.5%; ELECTRIC VEHICLE SALES UP 139%

- Ford Motor Company (F) posted total U.S. vehicle sales of 176,965 units for the month of April, a decline of 10.5% from a year ago. Retail sales were down 12.3%, for the month. Trucks sales were down 17.8% to 79,768. SUVs were up 2.7% to 92,809. Sales of Ford electric vehicles increased 139 percent over last year on the strength of Mustang Mach-E and E-Transit sales.


MUSTANG MACH-E GETS BOOST

- Ford’s Mustang Mach-E receives a boost in braked towing capacity to 1,000 kg for extended range models in both rear wheel drive and all-wheel drive

- The Mustang Mach-E also received updates to reduce the charging time between 80-90 per cent capacity from 52 minutes to 15 minutes, a recalibration of the one-pedal driving feature for even smoother performance at lower speeds and enhancements to driver comfort.

- Now on sale in Europe for over one year, the Mustang Mach-E continues to win fans. Around 88 per cent of customers to-date have moved from other car brands to Ford to experience the fun-to-drive characteristics, bold styling and driving range of the vehicle.

Existing owners can also benefit from many of the recent upgrades through software or homologation updates, with future over-the-air updates planned to keep the Mustang Mach-E continuously improving.


2023 POLESTAR 2 PRICING INCREASES, UPDATED EPA RANGE ANNOUNCED

- Polestar has announced the US pricing of the 2023 Polestar 2, along with other updates that go with the new model year. As far as the numbers go, there's an increase – though it's important to note that the company has also given the fastback EV substantial updates, including an increase in vehicle range.

- The 2023 Polestar 2 Single Motor now starts at $48,400 – a $1,200 increase from before. The Dual Motor variant now starts at $51,900. Both prices are before the applicable $1,400 destination charge and Federal Tax Credit valued at $7,500.

- Polestar 2 Dual Motor gets a bump, with a preliminary estimated 260-mile US EPA range. This increase is thanks to software improvements, implementing an 11-mile increase from the 2022 model year. The 2023 Polestar 2 Single Motor model is still rated at 270 miles by EPA.

- The US-spec Polestar 2 will have an upgraded heat pump designed for better cold-weather performance, new design options across the interior and exterior of the car, and a more advanced air quality sensor.

- There's a new performance software upgrade for the Performance Pack for the 2023 model year. The upgrade adds 68 horsepower and 15 lb-ft of torque to the car. The Performance Pack is only available for the dual-motor variant, but will also be available to purchase as a separate software upgrade for both existing and future dual-motor cars, with and without the Performance Pack.


2022 BMW I4 M50 CALLED AN ELECTRIC M3 RIVAL BY DOUG DEMURO


OSPREY TO EXPAND UK NETWORK WITH DC CHARGERS FROM TRITIUM
 

AUCKLAND HARBOUR GOES ELECTRIC


OFFSHORE CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON DOGGER BANK OFFSHORE WIND FARM


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04 May 2022 | Briefly
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·       VW’s 2022 supply of EVs is ‘basically sold out’ in the US and Europe
·       Volkswagen sold ~99k EVs out of 1.9M in Q1
·       CARIAD Selects Qualcomm's Snapdragon Ride Platform
·       Ford Motor April U.S. Vehicle Sales Down 10.5%; Electric Vehicle Sales Up 139%
·       Mustang Mach-E Gets Boost
·       2023 Polestar 2 Pricing Increases, Updated EPA Range Announced
·       2022 BMW i4 M50 Called An Electric M3 Rival By Doug DeMuro
·       Osprey to expand UK network with DC chargers from Tritium
·       Auckland Harbour Goes Electric
·       Offshore construction begins on Dogger Bank offshore wind farm
May 04, 2022
03 May 2022 | Rivian Wins $1.5 Billion Factory Incentives
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Show #1454

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RIVIAN WINS $1.5 BILLION IN STATE INCENTIVES FOR GEORGIA PLANT

- $1.5 billion in state and local incentives to build a massive plant near Atlanta, bolstering the company’s production efforts despite local resistance to the project.

- the biggest in Georgia history, consists of tax credits, abatements and subsidies like site preparation and job training support from the state, according to a statement by the Georgia Department of Economic Development on Monday.

- Rivian will get $476 million in statutory tax credits if it fulfills its promise to create a total of 7,500 jobs by the end of 2028. If it doesn’t, there are clawbacks to protect the taxpayer, said Pat Wilson, Georgia’s commissioner of economic development. Georgia is putting in another $288 million in discretionary spending in the form of site preparation and job training programs. Tax abatements from the four counties hosting the plant make up the rest of the package -- about $700 million over 25 years.

- Rivian’s investment would be the biggest economic development project in Georgia since at least World War II.

- Rivian has pledged to create more than 7,500 jobs, with the eventual goal of producing 450,000 vehicles annually at the site. Rivian will pay workers an average annual wage of $56,000, and the project will create nearly 8,000 indirect jobs, according to the state.


RIVIAN'S RIPENING: EV AUTOMAKER BEGINS BUILDING CANADIAN SERVICE NETWORK

- Rivian has started building its service network in Canada as the electric vehicle maker prepares to deliver its first vehicles in the Canadian market this summer.

- Automotive News Canada reported Friday that Rivian has begun recruiting staff for its Vancouver service centre, though it would not elaborate on how many services centres it planned for Canada.

- Rivian touts a network of Rivian-owned and Rivian-certified independent collision centres that handle bodywork and exterior damage.

- R1T and R1S vehicles are scheduled to be delivered to Canadian customers this July.


EUROPE CAN SECURE ENOUGH BATTERY METALS FOR AN EV-DRIVEN FUTURE | AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE

- Europe's dependence on Russian oil puts $285 million a day in Putin's pocket. If not Russia, we will be reliant on autocratic regimes such as Saudi Arabia or Iran unless we drastically cut our oil consumption.

- Julia Poliscanova is senior director for vehicles and e-mobility at Transport & Environment.

- Some claim that ramping up electrification in the 2020s is not possible because there are not enough metals such as lithium available to build the lithium-ion batteries that propel them.
A new T&E report, out today, shows that wrong political priorities, not raw material shortages, are the problem.

- The maximum volumes of battery quality nickel (nickel sulfate) and lithium (both hydroxide and carbonate) expected to be mined and refined globally until 2025 are enough to produce 14 million electric cars already next year.

- This is 55 percent more than the amount of EVs forecast by LMC Automotive to be sold globally in 2023.

- Even if the raw materials market becomes tighter by 2025, 21 million battery electric cars can be produced in that year, still almost 50 percent more than market forecasts.

- This shows that the electric car market is not constrained by the supply of raw materials

- Rather, it is the European car CO2 regulation that dictates how many EVs automakers make.

- China and its companies are in a race to secure global lithium assets and expand battery production at home and abroad. Meanwhile the U.S. has invoked the Defense Production Act to boost the supply of critical raw materials.

- Instead, Europe is flying to Qatar and Iran and is using its diplomatic muscle to secure oil and gas.


ENOUGH NICKEL, LITHIUM FOR 14 MLN EVS IN 2023 - EUROPEAN CLIMATE GROUP

- Prices of EV battery materials have soared over the last year, with battery-grade nickel breaking fresh records after the invasion of Ukraine as Russia is a major nickel producer.

- Some analysts have warned of short-term battery-supply bottlenecks as the auto industry rapidly accelerates production of zero-emission cars, which could then be followed by a glut as a plethora of mining and battery plant projects come online.


Tesla’s second assembly line near Shanghai Gigafactory to add 450,000 units of annual capacity


TESLA SAYS IT WILL TURN SHANGHAI INTO 'THE WORLD’S LARGEST VEHICLE EXPORT HUB' WITH NEW FACTORY


ELON MUSK SAYS WORLD WILL CHOOSE BATTERIES OVER HYDROGEN


VOLVO HEAVY DUTY ELECTRIC TRUCK LINEUP NOW OFFICIALLY ON SALE


GM'S BARRA: "WE CAN REENTER EUROPE AS AN ALL-EV PLAYER."


CHINA EV GIANT BYD SALES HIT RECORD HIGH, DEFYING COVID LOCKDOWNS


VOLKSWAGEN SUBSIDIARY SKODA’S ELECTRIC ENYAQ MIGHT BE TOO SUCCESSFUL


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May 03, 2022
03 May 2022 | Briefly
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On the podcast today:
·       Rivian Wins $1.5 Billion in State Incentives for Georgia Plant
·       Rivian's Ripening: EV automaker begins building Canadian service network
·       Europe can secure enough battery metals for an EV-driven future | Automotive News Europe
·       Enough nickel, lithium for 14 mln EVs in 2023 - European climate group
·       Tesla says it will turn Shanghai into 'the world’s largest vehicle export hub' with new factory
·       Elon Musk Says World Will Choose Batteries Over Hydrogen
·       Volvo Heavy Duty Electric Truck Lineup Now Officially On Sale
·       GM's Barra: "We can reenter Europe as an all-EV player."
·       China EV Giant BYD Sales Hit Record High, Defying Covid Lockdowns
·       Volkswagen Subsidiary Skoda’s Electric Enyaq Might Be Too Successful
May 03, 2022
02 May 2022 | Rental Firms Keep Adding EVs To Fleets
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Show #1453

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily, you trusted source of EV information. It’s Monday 2nd May, it’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to.

2023 MERCEDES-BENZ EQE SUV SPY SHOTS: MID-SIZE ELECTRIC SUV SPIED

- Mercedes-Benz's EQE SUV mid-size electric SUV has been spied again, and this time we have video.

- It's one of a handful of vehicles designed around the dedicated electric vehicle platform known as EVA, which debuted in the 2022 EQS full-size hatchback.

- It will be built at Mercedes' plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where the EQS SUV is already in production.

- The rear doors and trunk section don't stretch as long here, compared to the EQS SUV. The front overhang of the EQE SUV is also shorter, and its hood positioned not quite as high.

- Expect the EQE SUV at launch to have a similar powertrain setup to the EQE sedan. This means the standard setup should feature a 90-kilowatt-hour battery and a single motor at the rear delivering 288 hp and 391 lb-ft of torque. A more powerful setup with a motor also at the front axle for all-wheel drive should also be on offer, and you can count on all-wheel steering making the cut, possibly as a standard feature in the U.S.


BIDEN ADMINISTRATION BEGINS $3 BILLION PLAN FOR ELECTRIC CAR BATTERIES

- The Biden administration plans to begin a $3.1 billion effort on Monday to spur the domestic production of advanced batteries, which are essential to its plan to speed the adoption of electric vehicles and renewable energy.

- Currently, lithium, cobalt and other minerals needed for electric car batteries and energy storage are processed primarily in Asia. China alone controls nearly 80 percent of the world’s processing and refining of those critical minerals.

- Senator Joe Manchin III, Democrat of West Virginia, a crucial vote for potential climate legislation in the evenly divided Senate, said last month that he had “grave concerns about moving toward an E.V.-only future” because China controls the minerals needed for car batteries.

- The funding is aimed at companies that can create new, retrofitted or expanded processing facilities as well as battery recycling programs, officials with the Department of Energy said. The grants will be funded through the $1 trillion infrastructure law, which includes more than $7 billion to improve the domestic battery supply chain.

- In April, President Biden invoked the Defense Production Act to give the government more avenues to provide support for the mining, processing and recycling of critical materials, such as lithium, nickel, cobalt, graphite and manganese.

- Between electric vehicles and grid storage, the market for lithium-ion batteries in the United States is expected to increase by a factor of 20 to 30 in the next decade but a secure domestic supply chain is needed


STELLANTIS PLANS $2.8 BILLION EV OVERHAUL OF CANADIAN FACTORIES

- Stellantis will invest about $2.8 billion to overhaul two Canadian factories to build fully electric and hybrid vehicles, the company said on Monday, as part of its $35 billion global commitment to electrification and related initiatives

- The revamp will allow the automaker to build such versions of several of its upcoming models using new “multi-energy” architectures. The company also will add a battery lab to its existing research and development facility in Windsor, Ontario, creating 650 new jobs.

- Retooling of the company’s Windsor assembly plant is expected to begin in 2023

- Stellantis didn’t say which models the revamped factories will be building

- Stellantis and Korean battery giant LG Energy Solution announced in March that they will together spend $4.1 billion to build a major EV battery factory in Windsor. That investment is expected to create 2,500 new jobs, the companies said at the time.


1.45 MILLION ELECTRIFY AMERICA CHARGING SESSIONS IN 2021

- Electrify America provided 1.45 million customer electric vehicle (EV) charging sessions in 2021 which highlights the rapid deployment of it charging stations across the United States.  By comparison, the company recorded 268,000 customer EV charging session in 2020.

- Electrify America estimates that EV drivers avoided the use of 5.7 million gallons of gas while travelling more than 145 million electric vehicle miles. The company dispensed 41.4 gigawatt-hours of energy to power customer's electric vehicles in 2021.

- Electrify America has 800 EV charging stations and about 3,500 individual chargers open or with construction completed. The largest, open ultra-fast DC charging network features up to 150 kilowatts (kW) and 350 kW chargers, some of the fastest speeds available today.

- Electrify America expects to have more than 1,800 total charging stations with over 10,000 chargers in the United States and Canada by 2026.


TOYOTA REALLY WASTED ITS SHARE OF EV TAX CREDITS

- Toyota, which was a pioneer in America with the hybrid Prius before later not bothering much with all-electric cars due to an unseemly obsession with fuel-cell tech, is just about through with cars that are eligible for the federal tax credit. All for a bunch of boring plug-in hybrids.

- Bloomberg says that Toyota has sold nearly 200,000, the threshold for which afterward the federal tax credits will phase out, which is what has already happened to Tesla and GM.

- Demand for Toyota’s plug-in hybrid vehicles has steadily grown, especially as gasoline prices have surged past $4 a gallon, pushing up its cumulative sales of eligible vehicles to 183,000 as of the end of 2021, according to an analysis by BloombergNEF. The company reported sales of another 8,421 plug-in hybrid and electric cars in the first quarter.

- “We’re planning for it, because Tesla’s out, and General Motors is out, and we’ll be out probably in the second quarter,” Bob Carter, Toyota Motor North America’s executive vice president of sales, said in a recent interview. “When you’re out, you enter a step-down phase down, so we’re planning for that.”

- Bloomberg says that Nissan is about 34,000 Leafs away from crossing the threshold, while Ford is around 43,000 EVs away, though it seems likely that Ford will get there quicker than Nissan, given all the new EVs Ford is making.


CATL REMAINS WORLD’S LARGEST EV BATTERY MAKER IN Q1 2022

- In the first quarter of 2022, the global shipment of batteries reached 95,1 GWh, which corresponds to a 93,3 percent increase year-on-year, according to a report released by Seoul-based SNE Research.

1.       CATL: 33,3 GWh (35 %)
2.       LG Energy Solution: 15,1 GWh (15,9 %)
3.       BYD: 10,5 GWh (11,9 %)
4.       Panasonic: 9,4 GWh (9,9 %)
5.       SK On: 6,3 GWh (6,6 %)

- Chinese battery makers have been riding the LFP (LiFePO4) wave to gain market share, while Japanese and Korean makers still don’t mass produce cobalt-free EV batteries. However, the Korean companies – LG and SK – are already developing LFP battery cells and could soon announce their mass production…

- Panasonic is still suffering for relying on producing almost exclusively cylindrical cells for a sole customer (Tesla) for such long time.

- CATL is determined to stay on the top and will start mass producing sodium-ion batteries in 2023.


CHINA’S EV BUYERS MAY RECEIVE CASH SUBSIDIES FROM LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

RENTAL FIRMS ARE ADDING EVS. HERE'S HOW THAT MAY AID CONSUMER ADOPTION

NORWAY HAS A WHOPPING 13 KWH OF EV BATTERY STORAGE PER HOUSEHOLD

TESLA SHANGHAI RESUMES 80% PRODUCTION AT GIGA FACTORY


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May 02, 2022
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On the podcast today:
·       2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV spy shots: Mid-size electric SUV spied
·       Biden Administration Begins $3 Billion Plan for Electric Car Batteries
·       Stellantis plans $2.8 billion EV overhaul of Canadian factories
·       1.45 million Electrify America Charging Sessions in 2021
·       Toyota Really Wasted Its Share Of EV Tax Credits
·       CATL remains world’s largest EV battery maker in Q1 2022
·       China’s EV buyers may receive cash subsidies from local governments
·       Rental firms are adding EVs. Here's how that may aid consumer adoption
·       Norway Has A Whopping 13 kWh Of EV Battery Storage Per Household
·       Tesla Shanghai Resumes 80% Production at Giga Factory
May 02, 2022
01 May 2022 | New EV Cannonball Record + QOTW Answers
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Show #1452

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily, you trusted source of EV information. It’s Sunday 1st May, it’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to.

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FORD F-150 LIGHTNING HOME INTEGRATION SYSTEM TO COST $3,895

- If Ford F-150 Lightning owners want to access the vehicle's Intelligent Backup Power feature to power their homes during outages they need two main items; besides the F-150 Lightning, of course.

- First, they need the Ford Charge Station Pro, an 80-amp charging station that comes standard with all F-150 Lightning with the Extended Range battery pack. Owners that have the Standard Range battery can purchase the Ford Charge Station Pro from their Ford dealership for $1,310.00.

- Secondly, they need the Home Integration System, which consists of an inverter, a transfer switch, and a small battery to power the system temporarily when the main power goes out. Until now, the cost of the Home Integration System was not known. However, thanks to Ford's Director of Charging & Energy Services, Matthew Stover's LinkedIn post, we now have the answer.

- The Home Integration System will be sold exclusively through Ford's partner, Sunrun, and cost $3,895.00. That's very reasonable in our opinion, especially when the other component needed to access the Intelligent Backup Power System, the Ford Charge Station Pro, will come standard with the vehicle for many F-150 Lightning owners.

- Intelligent Backup Power System can deliver up to 9.6 kW to the home


DUELING ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLES SET NEW RECORD IN DARING RACE ACROSS THE US
 

VOLTA ZERO 7.5- AND 12-TON ELECTRIC TRUCKS REVEALED

THE ALL-ELECTRIC FIAT 500E GETS SOME SERIOUS ATTITUDE

TESLA'S MCU 2 WILL LIKELY NOT BE UPGRADEABLE TO MCU 3

THE ELECTRIC VEHICLE SEX WAR: WHY WOMEN GET MORE RANGE THAN MEN


QUESTION OF THE WEEK

ADRIAN BOND
For any electrical gadget the minimum I would expect to get with it is the minimum needed to operate it. Nobody wants to unwrap the latest toy on Christmas Morning and then start looking for batteries! There will be tears 😭 

So for an EV, that’s the EVSE trickle charge Granny-Cable.  It gives new EV owners time to learn, and breaks the historical ICE model of having to go find a retailer of energy.

Then you can go and look at the options for better connectivity that work for your circumstances. True, some will never use the EVSE, but the cost was minimal, few have the relevant cables lying around yet, and if you’re already EV savvy and don’t need it… that’s what ebay is for 😉.

JAN FROM EMOBILITY NORWAY
For Europe, many AC charging stations have a Type 2 outlet, not have fixed cable. Therefore, we need a Mode 3 charging cable in our cars. Mode 3 charging cable is the one with a Type 2 plug in the infrastructure end and Type 1 or Type 2 in the car end, depending on the car's inlet. 

When it comes to the Mode 2 charging cable, also called level 1 in the US, it’s my opinion that the cable should be optional. The main reason for this is safety. Charging on a standard outlet does not give the same safety as charging on a charging station. It is not only the socket that is the problem but the whole installation from the fusebox out to the outlet. The installation is not made for the purpose of charging a vehicle with a continuously high current over many hours. It can be overloaded. 

If the Mode 2 cable is not a part of the car's standard equipment, the customer must make an active choice to purchase it, and the dealer can give the buyer good information about the safety risks. Personally, I would not have bought it since I do not use it. For my last cars it has stayed unused in the original plastic.  

RAJEEV NARAYAN
At least for now, while EVs and charging are new to most people, and most buyers are buying their very first EV.  EVs should come at least with a level 1 charger. Someday in the future when your local autoparts store  carries such items, perhaps it wont be necessary. It is my understanding that GM has or is planning to give users credit towards installing a level II charger at home, which is a very nice thing to do. In the future when homes already come w/ Level II chargers, or at least a plug for one, that won’t be needed either. 


PETE FRICKER
I think the more interesting question is for existing ev owners with cables.  Would you give up your included cables? 

For me it's a definite no, I have used all my cables at one time or another, and have additional commando adapters for use on campsites. Anyone who wants to give them up, should donate them to first time owners!

NICK
For used vehicles: whatever is needed to charge it would be nice; however, as it is used, there should be no expectation of cables For new: whatever is needed to charge it at home, on the road, and while traveling. If it supports vehicle to grid/home, then any/all cables to support that connection as well.


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May 01, 2022
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On the podcast today:
·       Ford F-150 Lightning Home Integration System To Cost $3,895
·       Dueling electric motorcycles set new record in daring race across the US
·       Volta Zero 7.5- and 12-Ton Electric Trucks Revealed
·       The All-Electric Fiat 500e Gets Some Serious Attitude
·       Tesla's MCU 2 will likely not be upgradeable to MCU 3
·       The Electric Vehicle sex war: why women get more range than men
May 01, 2022
1451: 30 Apr 2022 | Ford F-150 Lightning Increases Specs
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Show #1451

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily, you trusted source of EV information. It’s Saturday 30th April, it’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to.

THE FORD F-150 LIGHTNING ELECTRIC TRUCK HAS MORE POWER THAN WE THOUGHT!

- Ford just announced that the power and payload ratings it had specified for the Lightning pickup are wrong. Luckily, they're "wrong" in the right direction—meaning the final horsepower and payload figures for the F-150 Lightning area actually better than expected.

- originally was quoted as offering 426 hp with the standard-range pack and 563 with the juicier extended-range setup. Ford now says the standard-range model packs 452 hp, up 26 hp from Ford's "targeted" number, and the extended-range version doles out a mighty 580 hp, up 17 hp

- it makes the standard-range Lightning the most powerful F-150 pickup ever

- Ford also says the F-150 Lightning's payload figures have been revised upward, though less impressively so than the horsepower numbers. Certain, unspecified versions of the Lightning can "now haul an extra 235 pounds," per Ford, lifting the maximum one of the electric trucks can carry to 2,235 pounds.


FORD'S NEXT-GEN ELECTRIC TRUCK WILL HAVE ACTIVE AERO, MORE RANGE

- Ford launched the F-150 Lightning earlier this week, and company CEO Jim Farley hinted at what is to come next. He let slip that the company's Tennessee manufacturing facility would produce a different type of F-Series pickup when production started there in a few years.

- he did speak with Laycee from the Miss GoElectric YouTube Channel, who revealed on the latest InsideEVs.com podcast episode (34:44 mark) that the new pickup would have a radical design that some could find controversial.

- Farley told her that the new electric pickup would feature active and deployable aero similar to a semi-truck, with the design focusing on maximizing efficiency.

- The new truck would allegedly cost about $7,000 more than the F-150 Lightning and offer about 100 miles more of range. That means the Ford could offer 400-plus miles (643-plus kilometers). The current F-150 Lightning can deliver up to 320 miles (514 km). Ford has spent the last two years developing this new truck.

- Ford will produce the new pickup at its manufacturing complex in Tennessee.

- Blue Oval City, will produce the next generation of electric F-Series trucks and batteries. The site will have three gigafactories. The complex will see operations begin in 2025, so it could be a bit before we see this new pickup.


LUCID CEO MADE OVER $260 MILLION IN PERFORMANCE-BASED AWARDS IN 2021

- Lucid Group CEO Peter Rawlinson earned more than $260 million in performance-based awards last year

- In March 2021, Lucid Group's board awarded Rawlinson about 13.8 million time-based units of stock that vest over four years beginning at the end of 2021, plus 16 million performance-based stock units.

- The entire award was valued by the company at a whopping $556 million, according to a filing on April 28. Rawlinson's $263 million payday is one of the largest compensation packages paid to any executive in 2021.

- The company's market value remained high enough over a six-month period for Rawlinson to collect four of the five tranches of performance-based units, according to the filing.

- Lucid Group recently said it needed more cash to fund its plans, which include a second factory in Saudi Arabia, expected to open in 2025. The company raised $2 billion in convertible debt in December, but Bloomberg Intelligence forecasts that the startup may have to sell more stock to raise the necessary funds.


SHELL AWARDS ANOTHER CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE FRAMEWORK CONTRACT TO ABB

- ABB has signed a new global framework agreement with Shell to supply its complete portfolio of AC and DC charging stations. The products range from the AC wallbox for homes, businesses and retail to the Terra 360 HPC charging point.

- Shell reportedly intends to operate 500,000 charging points worldwide by 2025. By 2030, this number is to increase to 2.5 million. To achieve this, the oil company needs one thing above all: lots of charging points.


- Shell does not provide any further details on this in the strategy, so it is unclear which markets they will cover with how many charge points. Going by past activities, Shell has been active in several markets, reaching across Europe and even Canada. Recent acquisitions or attempts include NEw Motion and Ubitricity and Shell is a partner of Ionity.


BIG OIL WANTS A PIECE OF THE ELECTRIC VEHICLE PIE

- The likes of Shell, TotalEnergies, ExxonMobil, Equinor, and BP are all backing EV projects as they expand their portfolios to include non-traditional energy sectors.

- In Europe, Shell has been just one of the oil majors to expand its EV charging network over the last year. Shell’s subsidiary, ubitricity – standing for ubiquitous electricity – is using innovative technologies to enhance access to EV charging stations by powering cars across cities through lamp posts. Shell’s public charging network, Shell Recharge, expects to have over 500,000 charging points globally by 2025, establishing locations across supermarkets, street-charging points, and EV hubs.

- Shell is also leading by example by establishing an EV charging hub in London, replacing its petrol and diesel pumps with ultra-rapid 175kW charge points

- Last year, Equinor also announced a $130-million investment in Solid Power, a U.S. firm developing all-solid-state batteries (ASSBs) for electric vehicles. The BMW Group and Ford have also partnered with Solid Power to acquire ASSBs for their new EV models. Equinor believes the development of ASSBs could provide lower-cost EV batteries to the market.

- This April, BP sent EV stock soaring with the announcement of a multi-year contract with Tritium. Tritium will provide almost 1,000 chargers for the U.K., Australian, and New Zealand markets.


BYD IS CLOSER TO 1 TWH THAN TESLA: CAPACITY ALREADY SURPASSED 500 GWH

- In April 2020, Elon Musk suggested Tesla plants would not be named Gigafactories anymore. They would be called Terafactories, implying they would deliver more than 1 TWh in battery packs. With the 4680 cell delays, BYD is closer to achieving 1 TWh than Tesla.

- Bridget McCarthy mapped all the cell plants BYD currently has and concluded it has an amazing installed capacity above 500 GWh. To be more precise, we’re talking about 522 GWh, which is not counting a huge battery factory planned for Europe and some other plants – such as Huangpi, in Wuhan – that still have not disclosed how many cells they will be able to manufacture.

- Tesla planned to make 100 GWh at Giga Nevada but would be delivering around 30 GWh. Most of its cars now need suppliers such as LG Energy Solution and CATL, which provides Tesla with LFP cells.

- The list provided by the financial analyst at Snow Capital is impressive.


Bridget McCarthy on Twitter: “In less than a week, 12 different business units within BYD completely shifted to mask production. In just five weeks, BYD went from producing zero masks, to being the WORLD’S LARGEST SURGICAL MASK PRODUCER. By May, BYD was producing over 50M masks per day.

- In a matter of days, BYD’s designers drew more than 400 renderings of mask machines, the electronics group prepared the necessary parts, & 3,000 engineers from 13 business divisions started building. A week later, BYD was producing masks to be sent around the world.

- The teams (i.e. battery business unit vs. logistics department) competed to have the highest daily mask output. BYD yanked battery engineers from the then-top-secret Blade battery project to oversee mask production, one of whom continually topped the “dragon and tiger list”.


SERBIA INKS $200 MLN DEAL WITH STELLANTIS TO PRODUCE ELECTRIC CARS

CHEAPER TESLA MOBILE CONNECTOR NOW LISTED IN VEHICLE CONFIGURATOR

Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/583024/cheaper-testa-mobile-connector-now-listed-vehicle-configurator/

JOE MANCHIN CALLS EV TAX CREDITS “LUDICROUS” IN SENATE HEARING

HOW NEW ENERGY VEHICLES FIND THEIR MARKET IN RURAL CHINA


VW, BMW, MERCEDES SEEK ALTERNATIVES TO GAS AND OIL AMID THREAT OF RUSSIAN EMBARGO


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Apr 30, 2022
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On the podcast today:
·       The Ford F-150 Lightning Electric Truck Has More Power Than We Thought!
·       Ford's Next-Gen Electric Truck Will Have Active Aero, More Range
·       Lucid CEO Made Over $260 Million In Performance-Based Awards In 2021
·       Shell awards another charging infrastructure framework contract to ABB
·       Big Oil Wants A Piece Of The Electric Vehicle Pie
·       BYD Is Closer to 1 TWh Than Tesla: Capacity Already Surpassed 500 GWh
·       Serbia inks $200 mln deal with Stellantis to produce electric cars
·       Cheaper Tesla Mobile Connector Now Listed In Vehicle Configurator
·       Joe Manchin calls EV tax credits “ludicrous” in Senate hearing
·       How new energy vehicles find their market in rural China
·       VW, BMW, Mercedes seek alternatives to gas and oil amid threat of Russian embargo
Apr 30, 2022
1450: 29 Apr 2022 | Tesla Model 3: Europe's Best Selling Car
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Show #1450

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily, you trusted source of EV information. It’s Friday 29th April, it’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to.

ELON MUSK DUMPS $8.5B IN TESLA STOCK AHEAD OF TWITTER BUY

- Elon Musk has sold off a whopping $8.5 billion in Tesla stock this week as he prepares to acquire Twitter for $44 billion – but he insists that the rest of his stake in the electric car maker will remain untouched for now.

- Securities filings revealed Friday that Musk sold 5.2 million Tesla shares via open-market transactions that occurred on Thursday. That brings the total to 9.6 million shares after earlier disclosures detailed earlier stock sales worth $4 billion on Tuesday and Wednesday.

- The stock sales in total amounted to 5% of his stake in Tesla

- Musk still owns nearly 16% of Tesla shares, according to FactSet data cited by the Wall Street Journal.


ANNUAL MEETING: MERCEDES-BENZ CONTINUES ITS SUCCESSFUL TRANSFORMATION

- Focusing on electric vehicles and growing the top-end segment at Mercedes-Benz has paid off. Four figures illustrate this transformation: Group sales of the top-end models increased by 30%, sales of electric passenger cars increased by 64%, sales of electric Vans 118% and adjusted EBIT of the Mercedes-Benz Group grew by 123%.

- This year the company expects to make further progress toward its long-term strategic goal of CO2 neutrality. With the EQS SUV, EQE SUV, EQT and eCitan models more than 10 fully electric vehicles will have been presented by the end of 2022. Moreover, with the Ambition2039, Mercedes-Benz Cars has set itself the target of reaching an important milestone as early as 2030 on the road to CO2 neutrality: to halve CO2 emissions compared with 2020 levels. Here, the most important levers are electrifying the vehicle fleet, charging with green power, improving battery technology and by extensively using recycled materials and renewable energy in production sites. Potential CO2 emissions are also evaluated as a criterion when contracts are awarded to potential suppliers.

- Mercedes-Benz plans to cover more than 70% of its energy requirements in production with renewable energy sources by 2030.


62% OF 2017 TO 2019 CHEVROLET BOLTS HAVE HAD THEIR BATTERY REPLACED

- Chevrolet is now in the process of replacing the battery packs of the Bolt EV and Bolt EUV, as these two models’ original pack was had defects that could cause a fire - 18 such incidents were officially confirmed and linked to bad batteries. The manufacturer began replacing the battery packs of all affected vehicles from the 2017 through 2022 model years, and it looks like it’s prioritizing older cars first.

- Chevrolet has already replaced the battery pack in 62 percent of affected Bolts built under the 2017 through 2019 model years. Chevy says that last quarter it changed 26,952 battery packs.

- Another document issued for 2021 through 2022 model year affected Chevy Bolts shows that these newer cars haven’t received new batteries yet - just 701 swaps were performed out of a total 52,414 pool of affected vehicles.

- Owners of Bolt EVs equipped with the new battery are also reporting a range increase with the fresh pack. When our own Tom Moloughney took part in a range test of a Bolt with a newly replaced battery, he found that post swap it was able to travel for around 13.5 percent longer than before.


JAGUAR OWNER TATA MOTORS EYES CHIPMAKING, PLANS FOR AN EV BATTERY FACTORY

- Besides making chips, plans to manufacture batteries for electric vehicles will also be announced soon

- Tata Group are aligned to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s attempts to make India a leader in semiconductor production and reduce its reliance on imports amid global chain disruptions.

- “Supply chain is getting very precarious and uncertain,” said Shailesh Chandra, managing director at Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles in an interview on Friday. Lockdowns in China have worsened the visibility of semiconductors and the logistics have become the next challenge for Tata Motors given the lack of availability of containers, he said.

- The impact of the chip shortage is more “acute” in electric vehicles than gasoline models, Chandra said. The waiting period for electric vehicles at Tata Motors could be as much as six months, compared with four months for cars with internal combustion engines, he said.

- Tata’s foray into semiconductor making will also help its group firm, Tata Motors, which makes the iconic Jaguar Land Rover brands and has suffered due to these shortages.

- also announced plans to launch its first-ever pure electric car by 2025. The five-seater Avinya will have no gasoline variants, Chandra told reporters in a briefing on Friday.

- Tata Motors currently sells two battery-powered models, the Nexon EV and Tigor EV, but these cars also have variants that run on fossil fuels.


THE US GENERATED A RECORD 18% OF ITS ELECTRICITY FROM WIND AND SOLAR IN MARCH

- Last month, the US generated 18% of its electricity from wind and solar (59 TWh) for the first time. That beat the previous record set in March 2021 (53 TWh)

- In 2015, the US generated just 5.7% of its electricity from wind and solar (229.8 TWh). By 2021, it had more than doubled that, reaching 13% of its electricity from wind and solar (543.5 TWh).

- Wind and solar were the fastest-growing forms of electricity worldwide for the 17th year in a row in 2021 and are projected to be the backbone of the future electricity system.

- Many European countries already produced more than 25% of their electricity from wind and solar in 2021, including Germany, Spain, and the UK, which is helping to rapidly reduce their reliance on imported fossil fuels from Russia


TESLA MODEL 3 WAS EUROPE'S BEST SELLING CAR IN MARCH 2022

- The Tesla Model 3 was the number one selling car across Europe in March, even when taking internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles into account.

- According to the figures from JATO Dynamics, the electric sedan took the top spot with 23,013 registrations last month. While that was a slight 3% drop from the same time period in 2021, it was 50% higher than March 2020

- The Model Y was close behind in third place with 18,968 registrations last month.

- When looking at just battery electric vehicles (BEVs), the Model 3 and Model Y were easily the most popular choice in Europe, accumulating 41,981 registrations combined.

- The closest competition came from the Fiat 500 (6,579), Kia Niro (5,217), and Volkswagen ID.4 (5,009).

- “The shift in favour to low emissions vehicles was particularly prevalent in countries such as Switzerland (which had a 28% EV market share vs 14% diesel market share), the UK (23% vs 10%), France (21% vs 16%) and Belgium (24% vs 19%), in addition to the well established trends seen in Norway, Sweden, Netherlands and Denmark,” JATO said.


16 STATES SUE POSTAL SERVICE OVER GAS-POWERED MAIL TRUCKS

HOW THE FORMULA E GEN3 IS SHAPING UP TO BE THE WORLD’S MOST EFFICIENT RACE CAR

LEVC CELEBRATES SALE OF 5000TH TX ELECTRIC TAXI IN LONDON

NEW 14-SEAT ELECTRIC COMMUTER BUS LANDS IN AUSTRALIA


EX CHARGEMASTER CEO DAVID MARTELL LAUNCHES INTUITIVE HOME CHARGER EVIOS ONE


KIA INITIATES ‘PURPOSE-BUILT VEHICLE’ STRATEGY WITH LAUNCH OF NIRO PLUS
 

USED EV MARKET SET TO CHANGE WITH NEW BATTERY WARRANTIES


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Apr 29, 2022
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On the podcast today:
·       Elon Musk dumps $8.5B in Tesla stock ahead of Twitter buy
·       Annual Meeting: Mercedes-Benz Continues Its Successful Transformation
·       62% Of 2017 To 2019 Chevrolet Bolts Have Had Their Battery Replaced
·       Jaguar Owner Tata Motors Eyes Chipmaking, Plans for an EV Battery Factory
·       The US generated a record 18% of its electricity from wind and solar in March
·       Tesla Model 3 was Europe's best selling car in March 2022
·       16 states sue Postal Service over gas-powered mail trucks
·       How the Formula E Gen3 is shaping up to be the world’s most efficient race car
·       LEVC Celebrates Sale of 5000th TX Electric Taxi in London
·       New 14-seat electric commuter bus lands in Australia
·       Ex Chargemaster CEO David Martell launches intuitive home charger Evios One
·       Kia initiates ‘purpose-built vehicle’ strategy with launch of Niro Plus
·       Used EV market set to change with new battery warranties
Apr 29, 2022
1449: 28 Apr 2022 | VW ID.Buzz Could Be Built At Expanded Chattanooga Plant
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Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily, you trusted source of EV information. It’s Thursday 28th  April, it’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to.

VW SAID TO CONSIDER BUILDING ID. BUZZ, ELECTRIC PICKUP IN THE US

- Ever since Volkswagen unveiled the ID. Buzz in early March, the automaker constantly had to answer questions regarding the possibility that the electric van will also be made in the United States.

- reports claim that Volkswagen is considering an expansion of its Chattanooga plant in Tennessee. A source close to the matter told Reuters that the automaker plans to build an electric pickup and the ID. Buzz at the new facility.

- VW has not confirmed plans for an electric pickup yet, although VW Group CEO Herbert Diess and VW of America CEO Scott Keogh have vaguely hinted at such plans.

- The report ties in with another one from Germany's Manager Magazin from earlier today. The publication wrote that Volkswagen was planning to build a second production plant in the US that would increase its annual capacity to up to 600,000 vehicles.

- VW Group announced on March 21 that it plans to invest at least $7.1 billion in North America over the next five years.


VOLKSWAGEN REPORTEDLY CONSIDERING A SECOND US PRODUCTION SITE PLUS NEW BATTERY CELL PLANT

- With competitors like Nissan, General Motors, and Ford Motor Co. all manufacturing EVs in the state of Tennessee, it is very quickly becoming a mecca for electrification in the US and could soon be number one, according to the head of the Tennessee Valley Authority.

- Current ID.4 production capacity in Chattanooga is expected to be from 100,000 to 120,000 units per year as the automaker adds a third production shift creating about 4,500 jobs. Combined with existing production for VW’s Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport, the Chattanooga plant would essentially be maxed out.

- The report also states that VW is considering a battery plant near the Chattanooga plant(s) as well.

- According to VW exec Scott Keogh, the company’s current plan is to source its EV battery cells from  SK Innovation at the new $2.6 billion factory it is building in Georgia. In terms of a potential US battery plant, Keogh said VW will need units.


VOLKSWAGEN & BP LAUNCH PARTNERSHIP TO ROLL-OUT EV FAST CHARGING IN EUROPE

- Volkswagen Group and energy giant bp have launched a strategic partnership that will aim to boost the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) across Europe, unveiling the first charger in Dusseldorf, Germany. The partnership aims to rapidly building a fast charging network across Europe by 2024.

- The roll-out will feature Volkswagen’s Flexpole 150kW charging units, each of which feature two charge points, and an integrated battery storage system.

- The Flexpole units can be directly connected to a low voltage grid which removes the requirement for a dedicated substation and costly construction work, while providing fast charging speeds of up to 150kW

- The first phase of the roll-out will see up to an additional 4,000 charge points at bp’s Aral retail sites in Germany and bp retail sites in the UK over the next 24 months.

- bp’s charging network will be integrated into Volkswagen, ŠKODA and Seat/Cupra in-car dashboards ensuring drivers can find their nearest charger seamlessly.


USPS HIT BY CAROLYN MALONEY ON LIMITING ELECTRIC VEHICLE PURCHASES

- he U.S. Postal Service used “faulty” assumptions in limiting its purchase of electric mail-delivery trucks in its $6 billion fleet replacement plan, a top House Democrat said Tuesday.

- The postal service used a low gas price and assumed higher maintenance costs for an electric vehicle than for gas-powered, said Representative Carolyn Maloney, a New York Democrat who is pushing for the service to buy more battery-powered vehicles.

- The service last month said it had doubled, to about 10,000, the number of electric vehicles in its initial order. The trucks will be among 50,000 Next Generation Delivery Vehicles from Wisconsin-based Oshkosh Corp.

- Maloney referred to a Government Accountability Office report released Tuesday. The congressional watchdog said the postal service used a gas price that is almost $2 per gallon less than the current national average price of gas.

- The Postal Service is moving forward over objections of the Biden administration with its $6 billion plan to purchase as many as 165,000 mail trucks over the next 10 years, with up to 90% of those running on gasoline instead of more climate-friendly batteries.


AMAZON POSTS A LOSS AS ONLINE SHOPPING SLOWS, STOCK TANKS


FORD CUTS 580 U.S. SALARIED, AGENCY WORKERS AS IT RESTRUCTURES FOR EVS


MILITARY EVS ARE A NECESSARY AWAKENING — NOT ‘WOKENESS’


HERTZ LAYS OUT 17 EUROPEAN ROAD TRIPS PERFECT FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLE DRIVERS

RESEARCHERS FIND E-BIKES OUTPACING ELECTRIC CARS SALES IN THE U.S.
 

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Apr 28, 2022
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·       VW Said To Consider Building ID. Buzz, Electric Pickup In The US
·       Volkswagen reportedly considering a second US production site plus new battery cell plant
·       Volkswagen & bp Launch Partnership to Roll-out EV Fast Charging in Europe
·       usps HIT BY Carolyn Maloney on limiting electric vehicle purchases
·       Amazon Posts a Loss as Online Shopping Slows, Stock Tanks
·       Ford cuts 580 U.S. salaried, agency workers as it restructures for EVs
·       Military EVs are a necessary awakening — not ‘wokeness’
·       Hertz Lays Out 17 European Road Trips Perfect For Electric Vehicle Drivers
·       Researchers Find E-Bikes Outpacing Electric Cars Sales in the U.S.
Apr 28, 2022
1448: 27 Apr 2022 | Rivian announces new software features
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FORD CONFIRMS ANOTHER ALL-ELECTRIC PICKUP AFTER THE F-150 LIGHTNING

FORD'S $3.1 BILLION Q1 NET LOSS TIED TO RIVIAN STOCK PLUNGE

AMAZON TAKES $7.6 BILLION LOSS ON RIVIAN STAKE AFTER EV COMPANY’S STOCK PLUNGE

RIVIAN ANNOUNCES NEW SOFTWARE FEATURES

GM SAYS IT'S STILL MAKING CHEVY SPARK EV BATTERIES

POLESTAR 2 GETS A FRESH DESIGN

FREEWIRE RAISES $125 MILLION FROM INVESTORS

AIWAYS TO USE CATL’S BATTERY SWAPPING SYSTEM

MY $3,500 MITSUBISHI I-MIEV PROVES 45 MILES OF EV RANGE MIGHT BE ENOUGH

UAW WEIGHS IN AGAINST CONNECTICUT ELECTRIC VEHICLE SALES BILL

LUCID WILL SELL UP TO 100,000 EVS TO THE SAUDI GOVERNMENT

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Apr 27, 2022
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On the podcast today:
·       Ford Confirms Another All-Electric Pickup After The F-150 Lightning
·       Ford's $3.1 billion Q1 net loss tied to Rivian stock plunge
·       Amazon takes $7.6 billion loss on Rivian stake after EV company’s stock plunge
·       Rivian announces new software features
·       GM Says It's Still Making Chevy Spark EV Batteries
·       Polestar 2 gets a fresh design
·       FreeWire Raises $125 Million From Investors
·       Aiways to use CATL’s battery swapping system
·       My $3,500 Mitsubishi i-MiEV Proves 45 Miles of EV Range Might Be Enough
·       UAW Weighs in Against Connecticut Electric Vehicle Sales Bill
·       Lucid will sell up to 100,000 EVs to the Saudi government
Apr 27, 2022
1447: 26 Apr 2022 | Ford Beings Production of F-150 Lightning
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Jim Farley on Twitter: "Happening now! #F150Lightning trucks are officially rolling off the line here at the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, Michigan 🇺🇸⚡️🛻 https://t.co/Qw62mJJG51" / Twitter


FORD HAS MADE 2,000 ELECTRIC F-150 LIGHTNING TRUCKS

- Ford Motor said on Tuesday that it had produced about 2,000 electric F-150 pickup trucks and planned to begin delivering them to customers in the next week.

- The automaker said it was fine-tuning software in the trucks before releasing them to dealers, the company’s chief executive, Jim Farley, said at a kickoff event at the factory where the truck is made in Dearborn, a Detroit suburb.

- Mr. Farley and other executives have described the truck, the Lightning, as the most important model Ford has introduced in decades.

- The first trucks produced are aimed at commercial customers and have a starting price of just under $40,000, Mr. Farley said.

- Ford has said it has taken more than 200,000 reservations for F-150 Lightnings.


FORD CEO SAYS AUTOMAKER PLANS TO CHALLENGE TESLA AS GLOBAL EV LEADER

- “We plan to challenge Tesla and all comers to become the top EV maker in the world,” Farley said during a production launch event for the electric F-150 Lightning pickup. “That’s something that no one would have believed just two years ago from us. They’re going to look at this truck and believe it.”

- Farley didn’t attach a time frame to when the company thought it would overtake Tesla. He said that will come down to product execution over the next four years, adding that Ford has “every intention” of being the top electric pickup maker in the world.

- Tesla does have quite a head start, though. Farley said Ford plans to have the capability of producing 600,000 EVs by 2023, including 150,000 F-150 Lightnings and 200,000 Ford Mach-E crossovers. Tesla, by comparison, delivered more than 930,000 EVs last year.


FORD HAS THE PERFECT EV CAR TO CONQUER THE MIDDLE CLASS

- Ford may hold the key to enticing middle-income households and self-employed artisans and professionals to take the EV plunge.

- That's because the F-150 for 40 years has been the bestselling vehicle in the U.S. Given that popularity, many experts say that the performance of the electric F-150 could be a barometer of the general public's perception of EVs. If Ford's bet succeeds, the entire auto industry stands to benefit, these industry experts say.

- But Ford did everything not to alienate fans of the F-150. Technology has not fully taken over. The F-150 Lightning, for example, is traditionally designed, unlike Tesla's futuristic Cybertruck and does not present itself as a connected vehicle like Rivian's R1T. It's neither a doorstop nor a spaceship.

- But above all there is the price. The base price starts at around $39,970 before any government tax credits. Ford kept the price affordable because truck owners and particularly fleet buyers are unwilling to spend a fortune on a functional vehicle. (Even the $92,669 Platinum model undercuts the base price of a GMC Hummer electric pickup.)


VW TO RELEASE AN ELECTRIC AMAROK PICKUP

- VW Commercial Vehicles is also planning a purely electric version for the next generation of the Amarok pickup. The new Amarok is being developed in cooperation with Ford and will be a Ford Ranger with its own unique drive system.

- both Ford and VW Commercial Vehicles are planning an electric version of the pickup, as VWN board member for sales Lars Krause indicated. After VWN had already cooperated with Ford in the past, the current Amarok is an in-house development of the manufacturer based in Hanover

- the upcoming model, including the electric version, will be built by Ford in South Africa. This is also where a large part of the development of the two pickups took place. In the meantime, prototypes are probably also on the road in Germany to incorporate “final findings” – in other words, to adapt the vehicles not only to South African roads but also to the German autobahn.


USED TESLA PRICES ARE OUT OF CONTROL

- Prices of used Tesla vehicles are out of control, as some used vehicles with over 30,000 miles on the odometer are selling for higher prices than new ones.

- For example, this 2020 Model Y with over 30,000 miles on the odomoter is listed for $1,000 more than if you were to order the same configuration brand new:

- What is most impressive is how the vehicle gain in value. Depending on when it was purchased in 2020, the vehicle is likely selling between $6,000 and $10,000 more than what it was purchased for brand new about two years ago.

- We saw several other used Model Ys listed for more than an equivalent brand new Model Y, like this 2021 Model Y with 15,000 miles in Illinois listed for over $80,000:

- One interesting thing to note is that Tesla appears to be adding the Full Self-Driving package to all used vehicles it is reselling, which is helping to push prices higher.


VINFAST VF8 PROTOTYPE FIRST DRIVE: HALF A WORLD AND MONTHS AWAY

NIO'S SEMI-SOLID-STATE BATTERY SUPPLIER WELION SIGNS DEAL FOR 30,000 TONS OF CATHODE MATERIAL

HONDA LAUNCHES ELECTRIC VEHICLE DEVELOPED IN CHINA

VOLTA TRUCKS REVEALS FULL-ELECTRIC 7.5- AND 12-TONNE VOLTA ZERO VARIANTS

KWIKFIT OPENS FIRST E-MOBILITY WORKSHOP, INCLUDES E-BIKE 

ONE IN FIVE UK CAR SALES NOW OF BATTERY-ELECTRIC VEHICLES


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Apr 26, 2022
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On the podcast today:
·       Ford Has Made 2,000 Electric F-150 Lightning Trucks
·       Ford CEO says automaker plans to challenge Tesla as global EV leader
·       Ford Has the Perfect EV Car to Conquer The Middle Class
·       VW to release an electric Amarok pickup
·       Used Tesla prices are out of control
·       VinFast VF8 Prototype First Drive: Half A World And Months Away
·       NIO's semi-solid-state battery supplier WeLion signs deal for 30,000 tons of cathode material
·       Honda launches electric vehicle developed in China
·       Volta Trucks reveals full-electric 7.5- and 12-tonne Volta Zero variants
·       KwikFit opens first e-mobility workshop, includes e-bikes
·       One in five UK car sales now of battery-electric vehicles
Apr 26, 2022
1446: 25 Apr 2022 | Hyundai Updates IONIQ5 For 2023
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VOLKSWAGEN MAKES CHARGING EASIER AND MORE CONVENIENT

- The volume brands Volkswagen, Cupra/Seat and ŠKODA are now offering simple tariffs for public charging, allowing customers to charge at fixed kilowatt-hour prices throughout the entire charging network. With this step, the company creates optimal cost transparency.

- In the future, customers will have the choice between three basic tariffs, each with fixed prices per kilowatt hour charged. The new tariffs apply to customers of We Charge (Volkswagen), Powerpass (ŠKODA), Easy Charging (SEAT/CUPRA) and Elli and offer top conditions for Ionity fast chargers, among other benefits.

- Depending on the country, prices can be different, but always follow the same logic.02 Elli, our in-house brand, which is responsible for all activities in the Group around the topic of charging & energy is the backbone of the offer.

- charging stations will be highlighted in the e-cars navigation system and drivers will be offered the option of choosing to drive there. The quality criteria will include reliability, weather protection and if there is a catering option. This means that customers will be able to target charging stations with a canopy and coffee offering. The program is scheduled to start later this year.

- Another component of the quality offensive is the market launch of Plug&Charge. The function will be activated from the middle of the year via a software update in all e-cars of the volume brands based on the MEB architecture. The vehicle identifies itself at the corresponding charging stations using the ISO 15118 standard and automatically starts the charging process. Plug&Charge is supported by IONITY, Aral/bp, E.ON and Iberdrola


RIVIAN R1T CAN NOW CHARGE AT UP TO 500 AMPS WITH NEW SOFTWARE UPDATE

- the latest 2022.11.02 software update for the Rivian R1T all-electric pickup, released this month and examined by Out of Spec Reviews.

- Kyle Conner, among various changes, Rivian has increased the maximum DC fast charging current from 450 A to 500 A, which is expected to slightly increase the rate of range replenishing.

- Now, we saw that it can take 498 A right away at a low state-of-charge, which combined with around 400 V is over 200 kW - 204 kW at 14% SOC to be specific. The peak (according to the charger's display) was about 217 kW, above 40% SOC. That's actually very close to the 210 kW peak value declared in technical papers.


HEAT PUMPS INCLUDED IN GM EVS COULD GIVE THEM A REAL-WORLD RANGE ADVANTAGE

- GM confirmed Monday that it plans to include heat-pump technology in all of its current and upcoming Ultium-platform electric vehicles.

- That includes the Hummer EV now being delivered and the soon-arriving Cadillac Lyriq, plus many more to arrive in the next several years. In them, the tech will help recover low-level waste heat in ways that can add up in meaningful ways—bringing them quicker acceleration, faster charging, and a longer range

- the one in GM EVs employs a compressor-and-evaporator component system and a specially chosen refrigerant that undergoes a phase change. A physical reaction pays off in the release of energy as it goes from gas to liquid—to in effect amplify whatever energy it can scavenge along the way.

- That extra can go toward cabin heating, low-level electrical functions, or even preconditioning of the battery—potentially extending range by as much as 10%.


GM INTRODUCES NEW ENERGY-SAVING FEATURE FOR EVS 

- “Having a ground-up EV architecture gives us the freedom to build in standard features like Ultium’s energy recovery capabilities,” said Doug Parks, GM executive vice president, global product development, purchasing and supply chain. “This helps us squeeze more efficiency, performance and overall customer benefit out of our EVs.”

- Ultium’s energy recovery even enables GMC Hummer EV’s Watts to Freedom feature. Energy recovery pre-cools the propulsion system to help the all-electric supertruck accelerate from 0-60 mph in approximately 3 seconds.


GM's EV Tech Captures Body Heat and Uses It to Warm the Cabin

- Covered by 11 patents and four publications, the development of Ultium energy recovery traces its inception back to GM’s first EV, the EV1, in the late 1990s, when GM engineers first developed an EV heat pump. Ultium energy recovery is available on all current Ultium vehicles and planned for future Ultium vehicles.


GM SAYS IT WILL PRODUCE ELECTRIC CHEVROLET CORVETTES

- General Motors will produce an electrified Chevrolet Corvette next year, followed by an all-electric version of the iconic sports car, GM President Mark Reuss said Monday.

- Reuss said the automaker will continue to manufacture traditional models with internal combustion engines alongside the electrified models. He declined to disclose when the all-electric Corvette would be released or whether the “electrified” model would be a traditional hybrid or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.

- GM’s confirmation of the electrified Corvettes comes amid increased pressure from Wall Street for legacy automakers to better compete against EV industry leader Tesla. It also comes a day before GM’s crosstown rival, Ford Motor, is scheduled to host an event for its electric F-150 Lightning pickup, which has received significant attention from investors and media.


HYUNDAI IONIQ 5 TO RECEIVE PRODUCT ENHANCEMENTS FOR 2023 MODEL YEAR


Make New York EV Ready" Bill Promoting the Development of New Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure


NIO RESPONDS TO WHY IT WILL ALLOW USERS TO OPT OUT OF BAAS PLAN


FRANCE TO OFFER €30,000 LOANS TO HELP BUY HYBRID OR ELECTRIC VEHICLES


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Apr 25, 2022
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·       Volkswagen makes charging easier and more convenient
·       Rivian R1T Can Now Charge At Up To 500 Amps With New Software Update
·       Heat pumps included in GM EVs could give them a real-world range advantage
·       GM Introduces New Energy-Saving Feature for EVs 
·       Hyundai IONIQ 5 to receive product enhancements for 2023 model year
·       NIO responds to why it will allow users to opt out of BaaS plan
·       France to offer €30,000 loans to help buy hybrid or electric vehicles
Apr 25, 2022
1445: 24 Apr 2022 | More Americans View An Electric Vehicle As Primary Car
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Show #1445

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WHY THE F-150 LIGHTNING LAUNCH IS A PIVOTAL MOMENT FOR FORD AND EVS

- Ford Motor Co. will become the first legacy automaker to launch a mainstream electric pickup — a pivotal moment for the automaker that potentially could accelerate the push to electrify America's vehicle fleet given F-150's profitability and popularity.

- But being early also makes it that much more important for Ford to pull this off without any major hitches, experts say — even as the company attempts to ramp up production volumes amid myriad supply-chain disruptions, an ongoing pandemic, rising commodity costs and geopolitical tensions

- It's difficult to overstate the importance of the F-Series lineup to Ford's business.

- In a typical year, the truck franchise nets sales of roughly 900,000 trucks. It's been the best-selling truck in the U.S. for 45 consecutive years. And it is Ford's cash cow, generating more revenue than the major U.S. sports leagues combined, as well as Fortune 100 companies like Nike Inc. and the Coca-Cola Co., according to a 2020 Boston Consulting Group study commissioned by Ford.

- Ford now is moving to boost annual Lightning production to 150,000 units by next year. Overall, the company is investing $50 billion in electrification through 2026 and eyeing annual production of more than 2 million EVs globally by then.

- The company has said that the majority of Lightning reservations have come from customers who are new to Ford — not the automaker's truck base.


FORD PATENTS TANK TURN, POSSIBLY FOR F-150 LIGHTNING

- Rivian made quite a splash with its viral video portraying one of its R1T electric pickups essentially turning on the spot, like a tank, by driving the wheels on one side forward, while the others are going in reverse. However, the feature is not currently present in its production vehicles, and Ford also patented its own version

- The patent drawing below shows what appears to be an F-150 Lightning but text makes no direct mention of that truck

- unlike the Rivian R1T and R1S, the Ford F-150 Lightning doesn’t come with a quad-motor setup, with one motor driving each individual wheel. So far, Ford has only announced dual-motor versions, and in order for those to be able to perform a tank turn, the manufacturer will need to resort to reversing one side and not the other via gears, or just applying lock to all four wheels.


MORE AMERICANS VIEW ELECTRIC VEHICLES AS A PRIMARY CAR

- A new consumer survey conducted by MINI USA reveals various shifts in American consumers’ sentiment toward electric vehicles (EVs) over the last three years. The survey, which repeated the same set of questions used in a 2019 questionnaire carried out by MINI USA, indicates that more Americans – and particularly younger and female consumers – view electric vehicles as a primary car in the household more than any other use case.  This represents a shift from 2019 where more respondents selected “commuting car” and “city car” as preferred uses.  Commissioned by Engine’s CARAVAN®, the survey further explores consumers‘ level of knowledge about the EV infrastructure in their regions, as well as personal attitudes toward EV ownership and travel needs.

- A point that has remained consistent from both surveys is daily
  travel distance, as 76% of respondents say that 75 miles of battery
  range is sufficient for everyday driving. Only a 3% increase over the
  course of three years, consumers’ daily driving distances continue to
  remain well below the current range of all new electric vehicles on
  the market today.

- About 63% of all respondents in 2022 still consider EV owners to
    be early adopters, which is only 3% lower over the last three years.
    While this pioneering connotation may sound complimentary to some,
    it highlights a need for more mainstream awareness of the
    accessibility, daily usage, and convenience of electric vehicles today.

- Greater visibility for charging stations is needed, though some
    progress has been made. About 35% of consumers now know where their
    nearest EV charging port is located, a slight improvement from 26%
    in 2019.


KEMPOWER TO DELIVER DC CHARGERS "AT SCALE" TO MER IN NORWAY

- Norwegian charge point operator Mer says it has opted for Kempower from Finland to deliver fast-charging equipment to Mer in Norway. They have signed a framework agreement and say they will roll out the DC infrastructure “at scale.”

- Mer Norway (formerly Grønn Kontakt) was founded in 2009 and has since built over 300 fast-charging stations throughout Norway. Owned by Statkraft, the company also has a foothold in Sweden, Germany, Austria, and the UK.

- Kempower has a range of DC charging stations delivering 40 to 320 kW. The company did not state which type of hardware Mer will use in Norway.


KEMPOWER - S-SERIES CHARGING SATELLITE SYSTEM

- Kempower S-Series charging satellite system is an electric vehicle fast charging system for large and widespread fleets. The system is especially ideal for electric buses and parties offering fast charging for electric passenger cars. The need for simultaneous and frequent fast charging is easily fulfilled with S-Series charging satellite posts. 
Due to the modular structure, the standard Kempower charging system offers power from 40 kW to 600 kW.

- The S-Series charging satellite system consists of a C-Series charging power unit and 4 double satellites or 8 single satellites, with a maximum total of 8 charging outputs. Inside the cabinet, there are Kempower power modules that each provide 40 kW of charging power. 1 to 4 modules can be installed in a single C-Series cabinet whereas one charging power unit can have 1 to 3 cabinets. All in all up to 12 modules can be installed in a charging power unit.  You can start with one module and acquire more when needed. The charging power can be distributed dynamically into each charging output.


China Electric Car Market Reaches 26% Plugin Market Share In March

Original Source : https://cleantechnica.com/2022/04/24/china-electric-car-market-reaches-26-plugin-market-share-in-march/

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: EV CHARGING NETWORK WILL BE 99 PERCENT RELIABLE

ELECTRIC CAR COST ADVANTAGE OVER PETROL GROWS AMID ENERGY MARKET TURMOIL

SKODA DROPS ENTRY-LEVEL ENYAQ 60 MODEL IN UK

DOCUMENTARY 'ELON MUSK'S CRASH COURSE' TO TAKE HARD LOOK AT TESLA SAFETY


EV INDUSTRY: SALARIES HEAD NORTH AT ALL LEVELS AS EV COMPANIES RACE FOR TALENT


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Apr 24, 2022
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On the podcast today:
·       Why the F-150 Lightning launch is a pivotal moment for Ford and EVs
·       Ford Patents Tank Turn, Possibly For F-150 Lightning
·       More Americans View Electric Vehicles As A Primary Car
·       Kempower to deliver DC chargers "at scale" to Mer in Norway
·       Electric vehicles: EV charging network will be 99 percent reliable – new law
·       Electric car cost advantage over petrol grows amid energy market turmoil 
·       Skoda drops entry-level Enyaq 60 model in UK
·       Documentary 'Elon Musk's Crash Course' to Take Hard Look at Tesla Safety
·       EV Industry: Salaries head north at all levels as EV companies race for talent
Apr 24, 2022
1444: 23 Apr 2022 | Hyundai IONIQ 5 Does Vehicle2Grid In Netherlands
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Show #1444

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily, you trusted source of EV information. It’s Saturday 23rd April, it’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to.

AUDI UPDATES U.S. EVS FOR 2023

- Audi of America today announced updates to its lineup for the 2023 model year, including pricing, vehicle packaging updates, and new standard and available equipment.

- Additionally, by the end of 2022, Audi plans to have more fully electric models on sale in the United States than any other luxury brand. The Audi e-tron, e-tron S, e-tron Sportback, e-tron S Sportback, Audi e-tron GT, and RS e-tron GT, will be joined by the Audi Q4 e-tron, and Q4 Sportback e-tron.

- . Standard on the e-tron Sportback Prestige trim are 22-inch 5-spoke-Turbine design bi-color wheels, dynamic orange front and rear brake calipers, rear side airbags with illuminated safety belt buckles, and Digital Matrix-design headlights.

- Following the introduction of Audi’s first electric grand tourer, the e-tron GT sees changes in exterior appearance as well as changes to packages and standard features. The Hekla gray grille which adorned the front fascia of the model year 2022 e-tron GT is now replaced by a body-color grille. Additionally, as standard equipment, a second charging port has been added on the passenger side of the e-tron GT

- The RS e-tron GT also adds a newly available Ceramic brake package with Anthracite calipers bundled with 21-inch 5-double-spoke concave module design wheels.


HYUNDAI AND WE DRIVE SOLAR DEPLOY IONIQ 5S WITH V2G TECH IN THE NETHERLANDS

- Hyundai Motor Group and We Drive Solar have teamed up to help create a completely bi-directional region in the Dutch development district of Cartesius in Utrecht of the Netherlands. To begin, We Drive Solar has equipped 25 Hyundai IONIQ 5 BEVs with vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology to send power back to homes and businesses in the region during peak energy hours.

- By implementing a holistic system of solar panels, charging stations, and shared vehicles with V2G capabilities like the modified IONIQ 5s, the companies seek to power 2,530 homes in Utrecht to create the “world’s first bi-directional city.”

- When vehicles do need to be used, residents of Utrecht will be able to drive a shared car through We Drive Solar, offering EVs like the IONIQ 5s equipped with V2G tech. The initial rollout is 25 BEVs, but Hyundai has already shared intentions to implement 150 over the course of 2022.

- In the Utrecht region, renewables like solar and wind power are the main sources of energy. That energy can then be stored in the battery packs of the IONIQ 5s to drive around as shared vehicles, but also use V2G capabilities to send that stored energy back to the city during peak hours.


TESLA FSD BETA 10.12 WILL RECEIVE MORE DETAILED VEHICLE MODELS

- The next iteration of Tesla's Full Self-Driving software, expected to be numbered 10.12, is supposedly making some improvements to the visualizations shown on the vehicle screen.

- Most notably, it will now display a new render for sedan-type vehicles that will show wheels and highlight open doors in yellow.

- Tesla has been gradually increasing the number of visualizations available on the car display, demonstrating what the car can perceive and respond to in its surroundings. In the beginning Tesla mainly displayed road markers and a few vehicles, and over time started to gradually add more types of vehicles, pedestrians, and traffic cones, speed bumps, even dogs.

- The 3D model Tesla uses to represent our vehicle on the display is much more detailed than other vehicle models. Tesla can make other vehicle models just as detailed, however they're purposely vague to represent any vehicle.


SAEMES TO INSTALL OVER 1,000 CHARGE POINTS IN PARIS CAR PARKS

- In Paris, a number of car parks are being equipped with 1,100 AC charging points for electric vehicles. The car park operator Saemes has chosen TotalEnergies and the telecommunications provider Sogetrel as partners for this project. Some charge points are already in operation.

- The largest completed project is the Madeleine-Tronchet car park in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, which now offers 505 charging points with outputs ranging from 7 kW to 22 kW. These are Type 2 wall boxes without a permanently attached cable

- The charging points are accessible via the TotalEnergies fleet card or other charging cards – ad-hoc charging is also possible via QR code and mobile website. Starting a charging process costs 0.50 euros, after which 0.40 euros (including VAT) is charged for each charged kilowatt-hour.


ANALYSIS: PRICES ON USED HYBRIDS AND EVS ARE UP MORE THAN A THIRD VS. A YEAR AGO

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: MORE PEOPLE ARE INCLINED TO BUY AN EV AS GAS PRICES SOAR

TESLA CAN NOW INSURE YOUR EV IN COLORADO, OREGON AND VIRGINIA

TESLA’S CHINA WORKERS ARE BACK ON THE JOB BUT SLEEPING IN THE FACTORY

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Apr 23, 2022
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On the podcast today:
·       Audi Updates U.S. EVs For 2023
·       Hyundai and We Drive Solar deploy IONIQ 5s with V2G tech in the Netherlands
·       Tesla FSD Beta 10.12 will receive more detailed vehicle models
·       Saemes to install over 1,000 charge points in Paris car parks
·       Analysis: Prices on used hybrids and EVs are up more than a third vs. a year ago
·       Electric Vehicles: More people are inclined to buy an EV as gas prices soar
·       Tesla can now insure your EV in Colorado, Oregon and Virginia
·       Tesla’s China Workers Are Back On the Job But Sleeping in the Factory
Apr 23, 2022
1443: 22 Apr 2022 | Honda Developing Three EV Platforms
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Show #1443

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily, you trusted source of EV information. It’s Friday 22nd April, it’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to.

RENAULT WEIGHS SEPARATING ELECTRIC CAR BUSINESS VIA IPO

- Renault (RENA.PA) said on Friday all options were on the table for separating its electric vehicle (EV) business, including a possible public listing in the second half of 2023.

- Renault has been pushing ahead with plans to split its electric vehicle and combustion engine businesses as it seeks to catch up with rivals such as Tesla (TSLA.O) and Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) in the race to cleaner driving.

- Ford (F.N) said last month it would run its EV business separately from its legacy combustion engine operations.

- The company said sales of fully-electric and hybrid vehicles rose 13% and accounted for 36% of the total. Prices were up 5.6% from the first quarter of 2021 as the group pursues sales of more profitable cars


2024 BMW I7 M70: WHAT TO EXPECT FROM PERFORMANCE MODEL

- BMW with its new i7 doesn’t want to challenge the most powerful electric sedans currently on the market. The current most potent version is the i7 xDrive60, whose two electric motors make 536 horsepower, sprints to sixty in 4.5 seconds

- The manufacturer will launch an M-badged model, expected to be called i7 M70, which will be considerably quicker thanks to a power output of 660 horsepower and a peak torque rating of 737 pound-feet (1,000 Nm).

- The i7 is powered by a 107.8 kWh (101.7 kWh usable) pack that pushes the xDrive60 version up to an EPA rated range of 300 miles - expect that to go down to maybe 280 miles in the M70.


HYUNDAI TO EXPAND ULTRA FAST CHARGER NETWORK WITH PARTNERS

- Hyundai has announced teaming up with retail giant Lotte Group and KB Asset Management to expand ultra-rapid charging infrastructure in Korea. Their business model includes leasing high power charging stations to private operators to add 5,000 ultra-fast chargers (UFC) by 2025.

- The Group has reportedly started installing a proprietary network of high power charging stations last March when launching the 800-volt electric vehicles, Kia EV6 and Hyundai Ioniq 5. Hyundai says its 350 kW charging stations can charge an EV battery equipped with an 800-volt system within 18 minutes to 80 per cent

- In today’s statement, Hyundai also reported it is now operating so-called E-pit charging stations at twelve highway locations and six urban hubs.


TESLA’S HALF-IDLE SHANGHAI FACTORY EXPOSES STRAIN IN CHINA’S COMMERCIAL HUB

GREECE'S ASTYPALAIA ISLAND TURNS "GREEN" WITH FLEET OF ELECTRIC CARS
 

HONDA IS DEVELOPING THREE NEW EV PLATFORMS BY 2030

GRIDSERVE OPENS NEW ELECTRIC FORECOURT® IN NORWICH

DENVER LAUNCHES NATION’S BEST E-BIKE REBATE PROGRAM

DOE PARTNERSHIP AIMS TO SPUR US BIDIRECTIONAL CHARGING INTEGRATION FOR EVS AND INFRASTRUCTURE


USE CHEAPER ENERGY RATES TO GALVANIZE CONSUMERS INTO GOING ELECTRIC


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Apr 22, 2022
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On the podcast today:
·       Renault weighs separating electric car business via IPO
·       2024 BMW i7 M70: What To Expect From Performance Model
·       Hyundai to expand Ultra Fast Charger network with partners
·       Tesla’s half-idle Shanghai factory exposes strain in China’s commercial hub
·       Greece's Astypalaia Island Turns "Green" with Fleet of Electric Cars
·       Honda is Developing Three New EV Platforms by 2030
·       GRIDSERVE opens new Electric Forecourt® in Norwich
·       Denver Launches Nation’s Best E-Bike Rebate Program
·       DOE partnership aims to spur US bidirectional charging integration for EVs and infrastructure
·       Use cheaper energy rates to galvanize consumers into going electric
Apr 22, 2022
1442: 21 Apr 2022 | Tesla’s Impressive Earnings Q1 2022
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Show #1442

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily, you trusted source of EV information. It’s Thursday 21st April, it’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to.

VW'S NEW GROWTH PLAN WILL REDUCE SUPPLY CHAIN VULNERABILITY

- Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess said the automaker's new growth plan would aim to reduce its vulnerability to the effects of global conflicts, such as supply chain disruption and rising prices, by divesting more power to its regions and brands.

- Diess did not specify which political events he was referring to, but automakers have been hit hard by Russia's invasion of Ukraine as Western sanctions pushed up the price of energy and raw materials.

- Diess said the automaker's board saw boosting its China business, growing software division Cariad and reorganizing its brand leadership structure as the most pressing issues facing the automaker.

- "Our competitors are no longer called Mercedes-Benz, Toyota Motor Corporation or Stellantis, but Tesla, Foxconn, Apple, LG Electronics, Uber etc.," he said.


THE RAM 1500 EV HAS 1 MAJOR ADVANTAGE OVER OTHER ELECTRIC TRUCKS

- Last week, Ram CEO Mike Koval confirmed the Ram 1500 EV concept at the New York International Auto Show. Ahead of the 2024 release, the company plans to reveal or preview the electric truck sometime this year. Those who are a part of the Ram Real Talk Tour might get a preview of the EV even before that.

- Koval said to Automotive News that Ram has a master plan to give customers the right design for the future lineup.

- Electric trucks like the Ford F-150 Lightning and GMC Hummer EV Pickup will have been on the market for two years (if all goes as planned). The Chevrolet Silverado EV is slated for production in 2023, likely still beating the Ram by a whole year.

- It can adjust based on customer feedback by releasing the Ram 1500 EV after the other trucks have been on the market for a bit. Ram will get to learn what people like and don’t like and be able to modify certain things as necessary.


TESLA (TSLA) EARNINGS Q1 2022

- Tesla just reported first-quarter earnings for 2022 and beat analysts’ expectations on the top and bottom lines.

- Automotive revenue reached $16.86 billion, up 87% from the same period last year. Automotive gross margins jumped to a record 32.9% with Tesla reporting gross profit of $5.54 billion in its main segment. Regulatory credits accounted for $679 million of automotive revenue for the quarter.

- Revenue growth was driven in part by an increase in the number of cars Tesla delivered, and an increase in average sales prices, the company said in its shareholder deck.

- “Our own factories have been running below capacity for several quarters,” Tesla said in its shareholder deck. The company did not give detailed guidance on deliveries going forward, but said it expects 50% annual growth on a multi-year basis, and warned that supply chain constraints are likely to continue through 2022. Musk also said that he believes inflation is worse than reported, and will continue through the year.


HALF OF TESLAS PRODUCED IN Q1 HAD AN LFP BATTERY

- At its Q1 2022 earnings call, Tesla announced that nearly half of all EVs it produced during the quarter were fitted with LFP (Lithium Iron Phosphate) battery cells that are free of nickel and cobalt.

- While LFP batteries still use lithium, they come with a number of benefits over the standard NCA and NCM batteries that have traditionally been used in electric vehicles.

- Tesla announced that almost half the cars that rolled out of its factories during the first three months of 2022 were equipped with LFP (lithium iron phosphate) batteries. In its official statement released on Wednesday, the company said that its decision to use the new technology is largely based on the fact that "diversification of battery chemistries is critical for long-term capacity growth."

- The batteries are expected to help Tesla save on input costs and improve the bottom line as they are significantly cheaper than the Nickel Cobalt Aluminum Oxide (NCA) cells


TESLA SHOWS THAT ORDERS FOR ITS CARS SPIKED AFTER THE SUPER BOWL

- his year's Super Bowl was packed with electric car ads from various automakers. Now that EVs are beginning to come into the mainstream, people are taking notice. Seeing major automakers supporting and promoting electric cars, not to mention their outstanding performance, gets people talking and searching the internet.

- Apparently, it also moves people to order a Tesla.


Tesla's solar business slumps as supply shortages take a toll

- The company's solar energy deployments – including the solar roof made at Tesla's Buffalo plant – plunged by nearly half during the first quarter because of problems getting supplies from outside the United States.

- Tesla said it installed 48 megawatts of solar energy generating capacity during the first three months of this year, 48% less than the 92 megawatts of solar capacity it installed during the same period last year.

- Tesla CEO Elon Musk said he expects the supply shortages that affected the company's battery and solar energy businesses to be resolved.

- Analysts believe Tesla has installed a relatively small number of solar roofs, so even a high percentage increase likely involves a modest number of additional deployments.


TESLA AND PANASONIC RUMORED BATTERY FACTORY IN OKLAHOMA


XPENG ANNOUNCES RESERVATION PRICES FOR P5 IN EUROPEAN MARKETS

GM CONTINUES TO SOLIDIFY SUPPLIES FOR FUTURE EVS
 

FORD TEASES NEW ELECTRIC TRANSIT CUSTOM


PENSKE AUTOMOTIVE UNIT ORDERS 750 FORD ELECTRIC CARGO VANS

BEST CHARGING BEHAVIOR FOR LFP BATTERIES
 

TECH BILLIONAIRE RUNNING FOR SENATE JUST TO BASH ELON MUSK, TESLA


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·       The Ram 1500 EV Has 1 Major Advantage Over Other Electric Trucks
·       Tesla (TSLA) earnings Q1 2022
·       Half Of Teslas Produced In Q1 Had An LFP Battery
·       Tesla Shows That Orders For Its Cars Spiked After The Super Bowl
·       Tesla and Panasonic rumored battery factory in Oklahoma
·       XPeng announces reservation prices for P5 in European markets
·       Ford teases new electric Transit Custom
·       Penske Automotive unit orders 750 Ford electric cargo vans
·       Best charging behavior for LFP batteries
·       Tech billionaire running for Senate just to bash Elon Musk, Tesla
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1441: 20 Apr 2022 | BMW i7 Revealed
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KIA REVEALS NIRO PRICING AS ‘ELECTRIC EXPERIENCE’ DEALERSHIP TOUR GETS UNDERWAY

- Kia has revealed the pricing of its electrified Niro crossover range as it unites its zero-emissions models at an ‘Electric Experience’ dealership event touring the UK.

- The EV starts from £34,995 for the ‘2’, £37,745 for the mid-range ‘3’ grade, and £40,495 for the top-spec ‘4’ model.

- Kia president and chief executive Paul Philpott recently told AM that the UK’s full 2022 quota of EV6 crossovers had been sold already.

- Customers can now pre-order their all-new Niro from today with the first UK customer deliveries expected to commence in early Q3.

- Niro EV ‘2’ buyers will see their car additionally pair an 8.0-inch touchscreen display with 10.25-inch instrument cluster, and also feature 17-inch alloy wheels, 11kW on-board charger, and a battery heating system.

- the ‘4’ grade feature a head-up display, twin 10.25-inch touchscreen and instrument cluster displays, heated rear seats and ventilated front seats, a power operated tailgate, electric sunroof, an uprated Harman Kardon premium sound system, driver’s side memory seating, and front passenger lumbar support.
The new Niro EV’s 64.8 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack and a 204PS electric motor claims a 287-mile range and the ability to accelerate to 62mph in 7.8 seconds.


BMW I7 ELECTRIC CAR REVEALED

- the 7 Series is the brand's showpiece for luxury and technology. The i7 is the electric version of a new generation of the BMW 7 Series flagship unveiled on Wednesday.

- With a starting price of $119,300, the all-wheel-drive 536 horsepower i7 xDrive60 will be able to go 300 miles on a full charge, which is less than the competing Mercedes EQS or Lucid Air.

- While those other luxury brands' electric vehicles are based on dedicated EV chassis with little relationship to their gas-powered models, BMW emphasizes adaptable engineering as its edge.

- BMW has engineered all its new models so they can be built with internal combustion engines, fully electric power or as plug-in hybrids that combine both electric and gas power. BMW executives insist this is not just a matter of fitting batteries and electric motors into cars that were intended to have gas engines. Instead, these vehicles have been designed, from the outset, to be built with any of these drive systems.

- BMW chairman Oliver Zipse said, is that customers needn't choose between two completely different models when deciding whether they want an electric or gas-powered car. They can just decide they want to buy a BMW 7 Series, then choose whether they want the gasoline or electric version,

- The downside of a common engineering platform is that, to enable both electric and gasoline power, designers need compromises.

- BMW 7 Series buyers can get an optional 31-inch high-resolution video screen that folds down from the roof to provide entertainment for back seat passengers.

- The 7 Series can automatically drive itself into and out of parking spaces even with the driver outside the vehicle using a smartphone app. It can also drive itself through a pre-programmed course, such as around pylons in a parking garage, on its own, a feature somewhat similar to Tesla's Summon mode

- A sophisticated "head up display" which displays data in the car's windscreen can align images and text so they appear as if laid over roads and other features in the real world.


2022 BMW I7 ELECTRIC CAR REVEALED: PRICE, SPECS AND RELEASE DATE

- Arriving first in xDrive60 form, the new i7 will be powered by front and rear-mounted electric motors that together produce 537bhp and 549lb ft of torque, propelling the car to 62mph in just 4.7 sec. Power is drawn from a 101.7kWh battery, giving the i7 an official range of up to 388 miles. That's significantly more than the figure for the Audi e-tron GT (298 miles), but less than the Mercedes EQS 450+ can officially do (an impressive 453 miles).

- The i7 will have a maximum charging speed of up to 195kW from a DC charger, and if you can find a suitably powerful charging point, approximately 100 miles of range can be added in just 10 minutes

- In the back seats, passengers will be just as well looked after as those in the front, because all models will be long-wheelbase variants, so legroom in the back should be plentiful. What’s also plentiful in the back is technology: each rear passenger will have a 5.5in touchscreen to operate the audio system, seat adjustment settings, climate controls, and ambient lighting.


2023 BMW 7 SERIES AND I7 EV REVEALED: YOU CHOOSE BIG V8 OR BATTERY POWER

- Every 2023 7 Series gets a standard four-corner air suspension system with automatic self-leveling and electronically controlled dampers. The adaptive suspension lowers the 7 Series by 0.4 inches in Sport mode or raises it up to 0.8 inches for rough roads and small obstacles. Furthermore, the i7 automatically lowers a bit above 75 mph for aerodynamics. And with the addition of integral adaptive steering, which gives the car more precision at higher speeds, the 7 Series has rear-wheel steering at a rate of up to 3.5 degrees.

- Front and center is the new Curved Display, which is a single continuous piece of glass that houses two plus-sized screens: a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster behind the steering wheel and a 14.9-inch central touchscreen. And a new Interaction Bar, exclusive to the 7, features a crystalline surface with touch-capacitive controls for things like ventilation and climate control functions.


2023 MERCEDES-BENZ EQS SUV: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

- Mercedes-Benz's first all-electric, U.S.-bound SUV, the 2023 EQS SUV, was revealed in a press release Tuesday. Hot on the heels of the EQS sedan, the SUV gets the same egg-like styling as the electric S-Class, along with a similar 107.8 kWh battery setup and dual-motor drivetrain. Opt for the most expensive EQS 580 4Matic, and you're looking at 536 hp and 633 lb-ft of torque going to all four wheels.

- Mercedes will sell two different EQS SUV trims: the EQS 450+ and the EQS 580 4Matic. Both get the same 107.8-kWh battery in the floor, but the 450+ gets a single motor for the rear wheels, while the 580 gets two motors; one at the front and one at the back. So if you want all-wheel drive, you'll need to step up to the 580.

- And because rear axle steering up to 10 degrees is standard, expect some proper agility from the all-electric Benz.

- The EQS SUV will be built at Mercedes's Tuscaloosa, Alabama factory thanks to a new battery systems plant in nearby Bibb County. Deliveries are set to begin in late 2022, though the company has yet to release pricing. Considering this is essentially a direct competitor to the Model X and the iX, expect a starting price in the low $100,000 range.


TESLA SELLS USED CARS AT HIGHER PRICES THAN NEW CARS ON ITS CHINA WEBSITE

EV PARTS MAKER SCHAEFFLER SIGNS FIRST OF A KIND EUROPEAN RARE EARTH DEAL
 

BMW CEO WARNS AGAINST ELECTRIC-ONLY STRATEGY, SAYS GAS HAS LIFE LEFT


INSPIRING: GIGANTIC FLOATING FOSSIL FUEL GAS STATION NOW RUNS ON ELECTRIC POWER

LONG WHEELBASE VOLKSWAGEN ID BUZZ SPIED TESTING AS T6 CARAVELLE

NEW STUDY: MORE THAN HALF OF DAILY CAR TRIPS IN THE US ARE LESS THAN THREE MILES

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·       Kia reveals Niro pricing as ‘Electric Experience’ dealership tour gets underway
·       BMW i7 electric car revealed
·       2022 BMW i7 electric car revealed: price, specs and release date
·       2023 BMW 7 Series And i7 EV Revealed: You Choose Big V8 Or Battery Power
·       2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV: Everything You Need to Know
·       Tesla sells used cars at higher prices than new cars on its China website
·       EV parts maker Schaeffler signs first of a kind European rare earth deal
·       BMW CEO warns against electric-only strategy, says gas has life left
·       Inspiring: Gigantic Floating Fossil Fuel Gas Station Now Runs on Electric Power
·       Long Wheelbase Volkswagen ID Buzz Spied Testing As T6 Caravelle
·       New study: More than half of daily car trips in the US are less than three miles
Apr 20, 2022
1440: 19 Apr 2022 | Another Oil Company Orders 1,000 Fast Chargers
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APPLE RANKS BEHIND DISNEY AND TESLA IN NEW BRAND INTIMACY SURVEY 

- In MBLM’s Brand Intimacy 2022 Study, Apple has ranked third in how consumers bond with the brands they use and love, staying behind Tesla (second place) and Disney (first place). Here are the top findings of the report.

- According to the study, three technology brands are featured in the top 10 (Apple, Tesla, and Android), up from two in 2021.

- According to the survey, Apple continues to dominate stages, which identify “the depth and degree of intensity in the relationship between a consumer and a brand. There are three stages of intimacy with criteria for each progression: sharing, bonding, and fusing.”

- Here are the top 10 brands, including their scores:

Disney – 68.1
Tesla – 67.4
Apple – 65.3
Sony – 65.0
YouTube – 64.3


FORD COPIES TESLA AND ADDS VIDEO GAMES TO INFOTAINMENT SYSTEMS

- it sounds like Ford may be following Tesla’s lead and bringing games to its new electric truck – but you’ll only be able to play them when parked.

- But the rollout was marred by a report from the New York Times that quoted one Tesla Model 3 owner who found that they could play the games while driving.

- the NHTSA soon stepped in and ordered that Elon Musk and Tesla issue a software update to disable the ability to play games while driving.

- The Blue Oval is preparing to rollout its all-electric F-150 Lightning pickup truck. And, ahead of its release, Darren Palmer, vice president global EV programs at Ford, has teased a glimpse of things to come in the new truck’s infotainment system.

- While Tesla initially had no processes in place to make sure people weren’t gaming while driving, a Ford spokesperson has confirmed to Jalopnik that the “games are only active when the vehicle is in park.”


DEALERS AND OWNERS OFFER "USED" EVS AT MASSIVE PREMIUMS TO NEW CAR PRICE

- The scarcity of new electric vehicles coming into Australia has led some car dealers and EV owners to ask as much as $25,000 more for their “used” electric cars than the price of a new car.
In some cases, drivers are attempting to sell their vehicles before they’ve even taken delivery.

- One of these examples is a Hyundai customer who has listed their all-wheel-drive Ioniq 5 – which sells from $75,900 new – on Carsguide for $94,300. According to the listing, they received the vehicle at the end of March after initially being told it would not arrive until June, and had bought another EV in the meantime.

- A second all-wheel-drive Ioniq 5 has been listed by Lavender Bay showroom Classic Throttle Shop for just shy of $100,000.

- As RenewEconomy’s David Leitch argues, it is average Australians that are paying the price for Australia’s vehicle emissions policy vacuum, and it is absolutely no surprise that enterprising players are seeking to zero in on profits.

- a Tesla customer is looking to sell their Model 3 Performance – which Tesla sells for just under $100,000 driveaway depending on your state or territory – for $115,000. And it hasn’t even been delivered yet.


MAZDA REVIVES ROTARY ENGINE TO EXTEND RANGE OF ELECTRIC CARS

- Mazda Motor is planning to revive its iconic rotary engine in a plug-in hybrid car by the end of this year as it attempts to simultaneously please fans and cope with tougher environmental rules in its main markets, such as Europe.

- it will generate electricity to power the electric motor and other systems in the car.

- Mazda ceased producing cars with rotary engines in 2012 because of the difficulties in meeting environmental regulations. Ever since, the carmaker has been looking for a way to revitalize the iconic design.

- The MX-30 was Mazda's first mass-produced electric car, released in 2020. Sales have struggled to take off, however, due to its short cruising range. It can travel about 250 km on a single charge, significantly less than other carmakers' EVs.


TESLA SHANGHAI PLANT RESUMES PRODUCTION, 8,000 EMPLOYEES RETURN TO WORK

- Tesla's (NASDAQ: TSLA) Shanghai plant officially resumed production today, with 8,000 employees returning to work, according to a report by Kankanews today.

- Battery and motor module production at Giga Shanghai has started at full speed in the morning, and vehicle assembly is gradually resuming, according to the report.

- 1,600 production and logistics personnel have gotten several production lines up and running.

- Tesla Giga Shanghai tried closed-loop production before the shutdown and surveyed employees about their willingness to do so, according to Jiemian's report.
However, the company had to abandon the plan after it gathered employees only to find that there was not enough food to guarantee a normal life, according to the report.


DUCATI V21L ELECTRIC RACE BIKE PERFORMS HOT LAPS AT VALLELUNGA CIRCUIT

CHINA: WULING HONG GUANG MINI EV NOTES CLOSE TO 100,000 SALES IN Q1 2022

TOYOTA ADOPTS GM’S ELECTRIC VEHICLE CATCH PHRASE

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BP ORDERS A THOUSAND TRITIUM FAST CHARGERS

PG&E'S TESLA MEGAPACK BATTERY IN CALIFORNIA NOW OPERATIONAL
 

LG MAGNA EPOWERTRAIN BREAKS GROUND ON NEW FACILITY TO BUILD COMPONENTS FOR GM EVS
 

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On the podcast today:
·       Apple ranks behind Disney and Tesla in new brand intimacy survey 
·       Ford Copies Tesla And Adds Video Games To Infotainment Systems
·       Dealers and owners offer "used" EVs at massive premiums to new car price
·       Mazda revives rotary engine to extend range of electric cars
·       Tesla Shanghai plant resumes production, 8,000 employees return to work
·       Ducati V21L Electric Race Bike Performs Hot Laps At Vallelunga Circuit
·       China: Wuling Hong Guang MINI EV Notes Close to 100,000 Sales In Q1 2022
·       toyota Adopts GM’s Electric Vehicle Catch Phrase
·       BP orders a thousand Tritium fast chargers
·       PG&E's Tesla Megapack battery in California now operational
·       LG Magna ePowertrain breaks ground on new facility to build components for GM EVs
Apr 19, 2022
1439: 18 Apr 2022 | BMW Believes Tesla Is Losing It
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BMW BELIEVES TESLA HAS LOST ITS UNIQUE SELLING POINT

- With 936,172 cars delivered in 2021 and 310,048 units only in the first quarter of 2022, it’s safe to say Tesla is doing better than ever. However, BMW Group sales chief Pieter Nota believes Elon Musk’s company has lost its USP

- “Tesla had a unique selling point for quite some time. That’s over.”

- Later this week, the i7 will receive its world premiere as a response to the Mercedes EQS and Model S. The end of 2022 will bring us the iX1 to serve as the EV equivalent of the next X1 compact crossover. Come 2023, the smaller i5 will follow as an electric variant of the next-generation 5 Series Sedan. The greater BMW Group is going to roll out the MINI Countryman EV and Rolls-Royce Spectre next year.

- For the time being, the i4 and iX are the commercial hits for the Bavarians. We mustn’t omit the iX3, but the company has decided against bringing it to the United States.

- Indeed, Nota mentioned dealers have hundreds of orders for the two and the waiting time has increased to six months.

- The automotive conglomerate will kick its electric efforts into higher gear in 2025 with the launch of Neue Klasse, a dedicated EV platform.


MERCEDES EQS SUV VIDEO TOUR

- Building upon the success of the EQS and the launch of the EQE, Mercedes has another electric vehicle on the way to the United States. This time it’s more in line with what the US wants: an SUV.

- EQS SUV is to the sedan EQS what the GLS is to the regular S-Class — an upright take on its ultra high-end model. It was unveiled recently in Germany

- In addition to having room for seven, the electric SUV has an off-road mode and special running boards that help reduce drag.

- While Mercedes is mum on pricing and range details for the US, we do know that its European range will be "up to 600 kilometers" based on the WLTP standard, which should make the range top out at a shade over 300 miles in the US' more stringent EPA ratings.


MERCEDES EQS VS BMW IX TWIN TEST REVIEW: LATE, BUT BETTER THAN NEVER?

HOW MANY ELECTRIC CARS SOLD? WORLD EV FLEET WILL SOON HIT A 20 MILLION MILESTONE

TESLA REPORTEDLY TARGETING 1K MODEL Y PER WEEK BY END OF APRIL IN GIGAFACTORY BERLIN

LUCID AIR REPORTEDLY LAUNCHING IN EUROPE IN JUNE OR JULY

TESLA LAUNCHES COMPETITION TO DESIGN CYBERQUAD ELECTRIC ATV'S BATTERY PACK
 

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On the podcast today:
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·       Mercedes EQS SUV video tour
·       Mercedes EQS vs BMW iX twin test review: late, but better than never?
·       How Many Electric Cars Sold? World EV Fleet Will Soon Hit A 20 Million Milestone
·       Tesla reportedly targeting 1k Model Y per week by end of April in Gigafactory Berlin
·       Lucid Air Reportedly Launching In Europe In June Or July
·       Tesla launches competition to design Cyberquad electric ATV's battery pack
Apr 18, 2022
1438: 17 Apr 2022 | Tesla Supercharger Installation Costs Revealed
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VOLKSWAGEN CEO HERBERT DIESS ON 60 MINUTES - CBS NEWS

- Lesley Stahl: Volkswagen pulled out of Russia very early. I wonder how hard a decision that was for you.

Herbert Diess: It is quite a hard decision for us because we have about 7,000 people -- loyal people working for us in Russia. We have three plants there. We have customers since many years, so it's very difficult decision. But strong sanctions are probably the only measures we have currently, because what we see in Europe is really an appalling war.

- Lesley Stahl: You know, in the United States, the best-selling vehicles are trucks. As far as I know, you do not have plans to make an electric truck for the American market.
    
Herbert Diess: Not yet

Lesley Stahl: Not yet?

- Herbert Diess: Yeah. It is a big challenge. And historically there haven't been too many cases where the successful companies in the old world could demonstrate that they are still successful in the new world.

Lesley Stahl: And you have so many competitors in the electrification area.

Herbert Diess: Yeah. It's really the new competitors which are especially challenging for us, no, coming from software background, battery background, Apple being said to entering at some stage, no? Those are probably the competitors we have to take most seriously.


RIVIAN CEO WARNS CHIP SNAG 'APPETIZER' FOR BATTERY SHORTAGE

- Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe warned that a shortage of electric-car batteries could soon eclipse the issues that the automotive industry has faced from the computer chip shortage.

- "Semiconductors are a small appetizer to what we are about to feel on battery cells over the next two decades," Scaringe said, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. The Rivian CEO made the comment while giving reporters a tour of the company's plant in Normal, Illinois.

- "Put very simply, all the world's cell production combined represents well under 10% of what we will need in 10 years," Scaringe said, according to The Journal. "Meaning, 90% to 95% of the supply chain does not exist," he added.

- Last year, the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) released a report that found that battery cell production will not be able to meet demand until 2030, causing an estimated shortage of over 18.7 million electric cars between 2022 and 2029.

- "I'm on the phone with semiconductor supplier CEOs every day," Scaringe said, according to report from Axios. "It's a day-in, day-out battle for allocation and the number we get is precisely equal to the number of vehicles we build," he added.


AUDI A6 E-TRON SPY SHOTS SHOW EV BEING PUSHED HARD AT NURBURGRING

- Audi's lineup of electric vehicles will grow later this year with the addition of the Audi A6 E-Tron. Audi previewed the EV's sleek design with a concept, and it appears as if the production version will retain the majority of the styling. Our second batch of A6 E-Tron spy shots captures the electric sedan testing at the famous Nurburgring race track.

- The new photos continue to show the Audi covered in a full-body camouflage wrap.

- The new electric sedan will ride on the Premium Platform Electric (PPE) architecture jointly developed between Porsche and Audi. While we know the car's platform, we don't have any powertrain details. Audi previewed the A6 E-Tron with a concept that packed a dual-motor setup making 470 horsepower (350 kilowatts) that could send it to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in less than four seconds. The PPE architecture will also underpin the upcoming electric Porsche Macan and the Audi Q6 E-Tron crossover.


PORSCHE SLIGHTLY INCREASED SALES OF ELECTRIC CARS IN Q1 2022

- Porsche reports that its global car sales decreased during the first quarter of 2022 by 5% year-over-year to 68,426.

- In the case of all-electric car sales, Porsche has managed to slightly increase sales of the Porsche Taycan/Taycan Cross Turismo/Taycan GTS family. In Q1, 9,470 units of all types were delivered, which is 4% more than a year ago.

- The Taycan family accounts for 13.8% of the total Porsche global volume and its sales exceed the 911: The Porsche Taycan is the third most popular model in the lineup:  Cayenne: 19,029 Macan: 18,329 Taycan (all versions): 9,470 (up 4%)


TESLA WILL NO LONGER INCLUDE MOBILE CONNECTORS WITH EVERY CAR

- Tesla has stopped including its mobile connector with new car purchases and will instead sell its Gen 2 (Level 1) bundle separately for a lower $200 price, Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed in a series of tweets. The mobile connector bundle comes with an adapter that allows drivers to charge their cars from a standard 110v household outlet, with other adapters available for purchase separately.

- In a reply to a user’s reaction to the situation, Musk confirmed that the company will no longer include the Gen 2 mobile connector with new car purchases. “Usage statistics were super low, so seemed wasteful,” Musk explained, adding that Tesla “will be including more plug adapters with the mobile connector kit” in the future. It’s unclear which adapters Tesla will start including with the kit.

- The Gen 2 mobile connector is still listed as costing $275 on Tesla’s site, and you couldn’t purchase one even if you wanted to; the mobile connector is currently out of stock, and the same goes for the Gen 1 connector. That said, it’s unclear how long either accessory has been out of stock or whether a supply chain shortage is contributing to Tesla’s decision.


TESLA DENIED GRANT APPLICATIONS IN TEXAS FOR SUPERCHARGERS DESPITE FRACTIONAL COSTS

- Tesla recently applied for a series of grants through a program in the State of Texas that would cover up to 70 percent of an electric vehicle charging stall installation.

- According to a report from Forbes, which examined the rejected applications and what would instead be installed, Texas is doing itself a disservice, selecting “the most expensive stations in the worst locations for their money.”

- The $21 million in grants, which are awarded on a first-come-first-serve basis, provided enough funding for 170 chargers at 41 stations.

- Tesla’s Superchargers would not have only benefitted drivers of the all-electric automaker’s products. The Forbes report indicates Tesla had only applied for a “small portion” of the money to build its first four stations, which would also accept non-Tesla EVs, much like a “pilot” program the company has started to test in Europe.




TESLA NOW DOESN'T LET ANYONE BUY THEIR CAR AFTER LEASE IS OVER AS USED CAR PRICES ARE SKYROCKETING


RENOWNED APPLE ANALYST MING-CHI KUO REVEALS DETAILS OF TESLA SHANGHAI PLANT'S RESUMPTION PLAN


ELECTRIFY AMERICA NOW OFFERS KILOWATT-HOUR PRICING FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLES IN 30 STATES


GREENFLUX GAINS UK RAPID CHARGING NETWORK THROUGH OSPREY


GM'S NEW EV PLATFORM IS NOT UNIBODY OR BODY-ON-FRAME


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Apr 17, 2022
Briefly | 17 Apr 2022
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On the podcast today:
·       Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess on 60 Minutes - CBS News
·       Rivian CEO Warns Chip Snag 'Appetizer' for Battery Shortage
·       Audi A6 E-Tron Spy Shots Show EV Being Pushed Hard At Nurburgring
·       Porsche Slightly Increased Sales Of Electric Cars In Q1 2022
·       Tesla will no longer include mobile connectors with every car
·       Tesla denied grant applications in Texas for Superchargers despite fractional costs
·       Tesla now doesn't let anyone buy their car after lease is over as used car prices are skyrocketing
·       Renowned Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reveals details of Tesla Shanghai plant's resumption plan
·       Electrify America Now Offers Kilowatt-Hour Pricing for Electric Vehicles in 30 States
·       GreenFlux gains UK rapid charging network through Osprey
·       GM's New EV Platform Is Not Unibody Or Body-On-Frame
Apr 17, 2022
1437: Saturday Special Interview: Derek Reilly from EV Review Ireland
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Derek Reilly started his EV Review Ireland Youtube channel in 2020 and has grown it into one of the country's top tech channels, and the #1 EV channel in Ireland.

Whilst I'm here to collate the news each day, Derek is all about reviewing electric mobility for his consumer audience - whether that's cars, vans, electric bicycles, scooters or even buses!

You can find his channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP90Sy_pvdY1-cc2xScs90g
Apr 16, 2022
1436: 15 Apr 2022 | Mercedes Take EQXX Concept For A 700 Mile Roadtrip
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Show #1436

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily, you trusted source of EV information. It’s Friday 15th April, it’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to.

PROTERRA INTRODUCES ZX5 MAX ELECTRIC BUS WITH 738 KWH PACK

- Proterra is increasing the amount of energy onboard its purpose-built ZX5 electric transit bus, delivering more battery storage to help transit agencies scale zero-emission bus fleets with electric vehicle technology. Starting in 2023, the 40-foot Proterra ZX5 Max electric transit bus can be equipped with up to 738 kilowatt hours (kWh) of onboard energy.

- ZX5 Max can deliver more than 300 miles of drive range on a single charge, depending on route conditions, configuration and operation.

- The 35-foot and 40-foot ZX5+ electric bus models can be equipped with up to 492 kWh of onboard energy for routes with less demanding range requirements.


FORD EV BATTERY COSTS MAY SOAR BY 40 PERCENT WITHIN TWO YEARS

- In spite of massive investments in EVs, automakers including Ford are now facing a new problem as well – whereas Ford EV battery costs were previously expected to plunge in the coming years due to an increase in scale and advancements in technology, those same Ford EV battery costs may now rise by as much as 40 percent over the next two years, according to Bloomberg.

- The problem, it seems, are rising commodity costs, which are hitting every sector hard, including South Korean EV battery makers LG Energy Solution – which supplies batteries for the Ford Mustang Mach-E and Ford E-Transit – and SK Innovation, which supplies the batteries for the Ford F-150 Lightning.


FORD MUSTANG MACH-E HIT BY PRICE HIKE AS MATERIAL COSTS GROW

- The entry price for the Ford Mustang Mach-E electric SUV has been hiked up by more than £6000, with Ford citing a dramatic increase in material and energy costs.

- The Kia EV6 rival now starts at £47,530, up from its original launch price of £41,330, the change having come into effect on 1 April.

- It means just one Mustang Mach-E variant, the Standard Range RWD, is priced below £50,000. The Extended Range RWD is now priced from £52,080, up from £49,980.

- Standard Range AWD now costs £54,100, up from £46,650, while the Extended Range AWD now costs £61,480, up from £57,030.

- The range-topping Ford Mustang Mach-E GT, originally commanding a £67,225 price tag, was less dramatically affected by the increases, now being priced from £68,030.


CATL PLANS TO BUILD $6 BILLION BATTERY PROJECTS IN INDONESIA

- CATL (SHE: 300750), the world's largest supplier of power batteries, continues to expand its footprint in international markets.

- NIO signed an agreement on April 14 with Indonesia's PT AnekaTambang (ANTAM) and PT Industri Baterai Indonesia (IBI) to build multiple projects related to power batteries in the Southeast Asian country.

- The projects, with a total investment amount of up to $5.968 billion, consist of projects in the power battery industry chain

- These projects will further improve CATL's strategic layout in the battery industry, secure the supply of key upstream resources and raw materials, and reduce production costs, the Chinese company said.


ELECTRIC MERCEDES COMPLETES TESLA-CRUSHING 626-MILE TRIP

- Mercedes-Benz's latest electric concept car drove 1,008 kilometers — 626 miles — on a single charge of its battery pack, a feat that could signal a future free from range and charging anxiety.The company said Thursday that its Vision EQXX traveled more than twice the distance the typical electric car sold today can cover between fill-ups, generally 200-300 miles.

- The Vision EQXX started its journey in Germany before passing through the Swiss Alps and Northern Italy on its way to the southern coast of France. What's more, Mercedes didn't make sure the 12-hour trip happened in perfect or uniform conditions, but rather a variety of environments people might actually experience.

- The road trip included 87-mph stints on the Autobahn

- At the end of its journey, the Vision EQXX still had 87 miles of range left, amounting to a theoretical range exceeding 700 miles.

- During 626 miles of driving, the concept car consumed one kilowatt-hour (kWh) for every 7.1 miles traveled.

- The Vision EQXX managed its feat with a 100-kWh battery pack


TESLA MODEL Y JOINS GRAVITY'S FLEET OF ALL-ELECTRIC NYC YELLOW CABS

- Gravity is debuting a new fleet of Tesla Model Y yellow taxis in New York City in the latest expansion of its fully electric taxi fleet.

- The new Model Y yellow cabs will add to Gravity's existing fleet comprised of Ford Mustang Mach-E crossovers, active since December 2021. Both models are authorized for use as taxis under an EV pilot program adopted by NYC's Taxi and Limousine Commission earlier this year.


WALLBOX CHARGERS TO BUILD FACTORY IN TEXAS

- The Spanish charging infrastructure manufacturer Wallbox Chargers has begun construction of its first production facility in the USA, which was announced last year. This is being built in Arlington in the state of Texas and is scheduled to start production by the beginning of autumn 2022.

- The plan is to produce over 250,000 chargers in 2022. By 2025, production is to be increased to over 500,000 units. This is the first time that concrete data on the dimensions of the plant have been revealed

- the Pulsar Plus AC Wallbox will be built first. With an adapter, it should also be possible to charge Teslas with Tesla’s own charging port in the USA. From 2023, production lines for the bidirectional DC charger Quasar 2, the public DC pillar Supernova and the HPC pillar Hypernova will then also be set up.


RENAULT MEGANE : LA PRODUCTION DE LA COMPACTE PASSE AU POINT MORT

- As it was preparing to leave the production lines, the Renault Megane has just been put on hold for lack of components.

- The periods of partial unemployment are not completely behind us. After the confinements for health reasons, it is now the shortage of semiconductors that is undermining the automotive industry. Renault is no exception and must pause production of the Renault Megane e-Tech on which many ambitions are based.


KIA EV9 AMERICAN LAUNCH WINDOW ANNOUNCED


UK: PEUGEOT TWEAKS RIFTER PRICING TO MAKE BASE MODEL ELIGIBLE FOR PLUG-IN GRANT


CHINA HOME TO 40% OF WORLD'S HYDROGEN REFUELING STATIONS


TESLA NOW AIMS TO REOPEN GIGA SHANGHAI ON APRIL 18 AFTER A 3-WEEK SHUTDOWN

Original Source : https://electrek.co/2022/04/15/tesla-aims-reopen-giga-shanghai-april-18-after-3-week-shutdown/

COPENHAGEN AIRPORT TO BECOME DENMARK’S LARGEST EV CHARGING SITE
 

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Apr 15, 2022
Briefly | 15 Apr 2022
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On the podcast today:
·       Proterra introduces ZX5 Max electric bus with 738 kWh pack
·       Ford EV Battery Costs May Soar By 40 Percent Within Two Years
·       Ford Mustang Mach-E hit by price hike as material costs grow
·       CATL plans to build $6 billion battery projects in Indonesia
·       Mercedes Completes Tesla-Crushing 626-Mile Trip
·       Tesla Model Y Joins Gravity's Fleet Of All-Electric NYC Yellow Cabs
·       Wallbox Chargers to build factory in Texas
·       Renault Megane : la production de la compacte passe au point mort
·       Kia EV9 American launch window announced
·       UK: Peugeot tweaks Rifter pricing to make base model eligible for plug-in grant
·       China home to 40% of world's hydrogen refueling stations
·       Tesla now aims to reopen Giga Shanghai on April 18 after a 3-week shutdown
·       Copenhagen Airport to become Denmark’s largest EV charging site
Apr 15, 2022
1435: 14 Apr 2022 | VW Delivers 100,000 EVs in 2022 So Far
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Show #1435

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily, you trusted source of EV information. It’s Thursday 14th April, it’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to.

IONIQ5 NAMED WORLD CAR OF THE YEAR

A jury of 102 distinguished international automotive journalists from 33 countries selected the finalists by secret ballot based on their evaluation of each eligible vehicle as part of their professional work.  

A triple win for the Hyundai Motor Company when the winners were announced live at the New York International Auto Show. The Hyundai IONIQ 5 was declared the 2022 World Car of the Year, as well as the 2022 World Electric Vehicle of the Year and the 2022 World Car Design of the Year award winner.

For World Car of the Year, the jury selected IONIQ 5 from an initial entry list of 28 vehicles, then from three finalists. The 2022 Top Three in the World finalists are the Ford Mustang Mach-E, the Hyundai IONIQ 5 and the Kia EV6.

For World Electric Vehicle of the Year, the jury selected IONIQ 5 from an initial entry list of 11 vehicles, then from three finalists.  The 2022 Top Three in the World finalists are the Audi e-tron GT, the Hyundai IONIQ 5 and the Mercedes-Benz EQS.

For World Car Design of the Year, a design panel consisting of six highly respected world design experts was asked to first review each candidate. Top Three in the World finalists for the design award are the Audi e-tron GT, the Hyundai IONIQ 5 and the Kia EV6.

Luxury Car - The MERCEDES-BENZ EQS was chosen from an initial entry list of eight vehicles from all over the world then a short list of three finalists as announced on March 15th. The 2022 Top Three in the World finalists are the BMW iX, the Genesis GV70 and the Mercedes-Benz EQS.

Performance Car - The Audi e-tron GT was chosen from an initial entry list of twelve cars from all over the world then a short list three finalists as announced on March 15th. The 2022 Top Three in the World finalists are the Audi e-tron GT, the BMW M3/M4 and the joint entry Toyota GR86 / Subaru BRZ.

HYUNDAI TO BUILD NEW U.S. EV & BATTERY ASSEMBLY PLANT

Hyundai Motor Co. will build an assembly plant in the U.S. for electric vehicles and batteries, COO Jose Muñoz said Wednesday at the New York International Auto Show.

The new plant is part of Hyundai Motor Group's $7.4 billion investment plan for the U.S. to produce EVs, upgrade factories and develop smart mobility technologies. The company hopes to choose a location for the dedicated EV plant this year, Muñoz said. The hybrid Santa Fe will be the company's first electrified model assembled in the U.S. when it goes into production in October.

That's at the Montgomery, Alabama plant.


NEW 2023 INDI ONE EV: TESLA MODEL Y RIVAL OPENS FOR ORDERS

- The Indi One, a new crossover SUV from California start-up Independent Electric Vehicles (Indi EV), has opened for pre-orders at this week’s New York motor show. The first car has been reserved by William Bridge, CEO of sustainability NGO Global Green USA, whose star-studded honorary board includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Yoko Ono and Robert Redford.

- Prototypes are being tested ahead of a planned start to production in mid-2023, with crash testing currently under way. Indi EV will build the car in the US, with several sites reportedly under consideration.

- The base-model One, with a 75kWh battery and an estimated 230-mile range, will retail at $45,000 (about £34,000). A $69,000 (£52,000) premium model gets a 95kWh pack and 300 miles of range.


PAYNE: EV STARTUPS STEAL THE NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW

- This year’s New York International Auto Show is no different, showcasing three new EV players spanning the breadth of the auto market from the gaming-focused INDI EV’s SUV to the VinFast VF 9’s innovative battery subscription to the insane performance of the Deus Vayanne hypercar.

- the three startups made a big splash at the New York show’s media day on Wednesday. Armed with industry-savvy personnel and mature partners, they hope to be the next big thing.

- INDI EV. Short for Independent EV, the Los Angles-based startup showed off its INDI One here

- VinFast. Backed by the Vietnamese industrial conglomerate Vingroup, VinFast is en route to fulfill its ambitious plans: bring four SUVs

- Deus (Day-oos).  The first hypercar to sport (ahem) 2,200 horsepower, the Vayanne is a carbon-fiber missile and also has 1,475 pound-feet of torque to go 0-60 mph in 1.9 seconds.


VOLKSWAGEN GROUP DELIVERIES OF ALL-ELECTRIC VEHICLES UP BY 65 PERCENT IN THE FIRST

- The Volkswagen Group successfully continued its global electric offensive in the first quarter, lifting deliveries of all-electric vehicles by 65 percent year-on-year.

- 99,100 BEVs have been handed over to customers by the end of March, up from 60,000 in the opening quarter of the previous year. The biggest increase was seen in China, where 28,800 customers took delivery of a BEV manufactured by a Group brand – a more than four-fold increase versus the prior-year period.

- Europe was still clearly in the lead, with 58,400 vehicles

- In the USA, the Group handed over 7,900 BEVs to customers

- The top 5 BEV models in the first quarter of 2022 were as follows:– Volkswagen ID.4 30,300 units– Volkswagen ID.3 13,000 units– Audi Q4 e-tron (incl. Sportback) 10,700 units– Audi e-tron (incl. Sportback) 10,300 units– Porsche Taycan (incl. Cross Turismo) 9,500 units


VOLKSWAGEN LAUNCHES ONLINE SALES FOR ID.4 AND ID.5 IN GERMANY

- Volkswagen Germany launched online sales for its all-electric ID.4 and ID.5 models for local customers. Online sales for the ID.3 will soon follow.

- Customers can configure leasing agreements for the ID.4 and ID.5 online in Germany. Online sales will start in Germany and later roll out to other European countries. Dealers will take part in Volkswagen’s online sales as they will remain the customers’ point of contact for advice, test drives, delivery, and service.

- Volkswagen plans to expand its online leasing service for new vehicles. It aims to include cash purchases and financing options online eventually.


CALIFORNIA UNVEILS PROPOSAL TO BAN NEW GAS-FUELED CARS BY 2035

- California’s clean-air regulators unveiled a plan this week that would ramp up the sale of electric and zero-emissions vehicles while phasing out the sale of new gasoline-fueled vehicles by 2035, in an aggressive effort to combat the state’s greenhouse gas pollution.

- The proposal, if enacted by the California Air Resources Board, would require 35% of new passenger vehicle sales to be powered by batteries or hydrogen by 2026, and 100% of sales to be net-zero emissions less than a decade later. The proposal also calls for zero-emissions sales to account for 68% of total sales by 2030.

- The board is expected to vote on the proposal in August.


FORD F-150 LIGHTNING LAUNCH DATE SET FOR APRIL 26TH

- Ford CEO Jim Farley tweeted “it’s time,” announcing that the F-150 Lightning “strikes” on April 26th at 1:30PM ET.

- . After the launch event, Ford scheduled another livestream at 9PM ET on the same day to show future owners more about what they can expect, and it says it will have more streams every month.

- We know that Ford has already taken steps to prevent dealers from jacking up prices and to keep buyers from quickly reselling them to the highest bidder, but the supply will likely be tight, at least until it can reach production goals of 150,000 trucks per year.


JAPANESE E-VEHICLE BATTERY COMPANY TO BUILD KENTUCKY PLANT


CAN VINFAST MAKE EV BATTERY SUBSCRIPTIONS A THING?


VINFAST AND ELECTRIFY AMERICA ANNOUNCE CHARGING AGREEMENT


AIWAYS PRESENTS 2022 MODEL YEAR OF THE U5 ELECTRIC SUV


NIO COMPLETES BATTERY SWAP NETWORK AROUND GUANGZHOU


WOLVERHAMPTON COLLEGE SET FOR £8.1M ELECTRIC VEHICLE CENTRE


UBITRICITY HAS INSTALLED 5000 CHARGE POINTS IN THE UK


ELON MUSK WANTS TO BUY TWITTER IN FINAL $43 BILLION UNSOLICITED BID


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Apr 14, 2022
Briefly | 14 Apr 2022
251
On the podcast today:
·       IONIQ5 named world car of the year
·       Hyundai to build new U.S. EV & battery assembly plant
·       New 2023 Indi One EV: Tesla Model Y rival opens for orders
·       Payne: EV startups steal the New York International Auto Show
·       Volkswagen Group deliveries of all-electric vehicles up by 65 percent in the first
·       California unveils proposal to ban new gas-fueled cars by 2035
·       Ford F-150 Lightning launch date set for April 26th
·       Japanese e-vehicle battery company to build Kentucky plant
·       Can VinFast make EV battery subscriptions a thing?
·       VinFast and Electrify America announce charging agreement
·       Aiways presents 2022 model year of the U5 electric SUV
·       NIO completes battery swap network around Guangzhou
·       Wolverhampton college set for £8.1m electric vehicle centre
·       ubitricity has installed 5000 charge points in the UK
·       Elon Musk Wants to Buy Twitter in Final $43 Billion Unsolicited Bid
Apr 14, 2022
1434: 13 Apr 2022 | Texas Made Model Y $59,990 For 279 Miles
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Show #1434

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily, you trusted source of EV information. It’s Wednesday 13th April, it’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to.

REPORT: MADE-IN-TEXAS TESLA MODEL Y STARTS AT $59,990

- According to Drive Tesla Canada, new reports - based on Reddit posts and internal email sent to Tesla employees a week ago - reveal that Tesla will offer the first MIT cars at a price of $59,990 (USD), which would be some $3,000 less than the current price of the Model Y Long Range AWD. As we understand, it was also the price for those employees.

- It's good news that the price is lower, but let's not forget that the new MIT version has also a slightly lower EPA range - 279 miles (449 km) vs 330 miles (531 km), assuming the same 19" wheels. Also, the acceleration is a bit slower - 0-60 mph in 5.0 seconds instead of 4.8 seconds.

- Some of the numbers of the new Model Y were reportedly noted in the Tesla's website code

In the comments: “Just looking at a couple factors, 85% of the range for 95% of the price doesn’t seem like a good deal.”

“The ID.4 has 280 miles of range for almost 1/2 the price.” with tax credit.


TESLA WILL RELEASE A CHEAPER MODEL Y WITH BIGGER BATTERIES SOON

- This Model Y also includes a few features not seen on any previous trim level, such as a magnetic center armrest and a parcel shelf. Tesla reportedly delivered a handful of these EVs to workers at its "Giga Rodeo" event in Texas last week.

- The 4680 cells are twice as large as Tesla's existing units, but they have five times the capacity. That lets Tesla either extend the range of its vehicles or use fewer batteries to maintain the same range, potentially shrinking costs. In the new Model Y version, they're implemented in a structural battery pack that should reduce complexity and weight, further improving efficiency.


TESLA CHANGES OFF-PEAK HOURS AT SUPERCHARGERS IN CALIFORNIA TO ENCOURAGE OWNERS TO CHARGE LATER

- Tesla has announced that it is changing the timeframe of its off-peak hours at Superchargers in California to encourage owners to charge their cars later.

- It was only a few years ago that Tesla owners didn’t have to pay anything to stop and charge at a Supercharger station.
In the early days of Tesla and electric vehicles, it made sense in order to create a seamless experience and encourage ease of travel as many were still on the fence about electric vehicles.

- This week, Tesla announced an important change to its off-peak hours in California, its biggest market:

- Starting April 12, 2022, off-peak hours will change at California Supercharger locations. Charge for less at select Superchargers before 11 AM and after 9 PM. Tap the Supercharger map pin in your in-car touchscreen to view specific rates and eligible sites. Navigate to your destination using Trip Planner and your battery will automatically precondition before you arrive.

- Rates are different depending on the station, but they can often charge around $0.48 per kWh during peak hours versus $0.24 during off-peak hours.


TESLA ROADSTER RESERVATIONS REOPEN AHEAD OF 2023 PRODUCTION

- Reservations for the next-generation Tesla Roadster have reopened after Elon Musk announced that the company would start production in 2023.

- Anyone interested in a next-gen Tesla Roadster can reserve one on the company’s official website. Tesla requires a $5,000 credit card payment for the Roadster due on the spot and a $45,000 wire transfer ten days after the initial order. The $5,000 credit card payment is fully refundable. Tesla does not state whether the $45,000 wire transfer is refundable, but reservations will not be final until the wire transfer is officially received.

- The next-generation Tesla Roadster debuted in November 2017


FIRST DRIVE REVIEW: 2023 TOYOTA BZ4X EV IS SET AS THE SIDESHOW BUT UPSTAGES HYBRID HEADLINERS

- it surprised us to hear that Toyota only plans to deliver about 7,000 BZ4Xs through the end of 2022 in the U.S., with an emphasis on California ZEV states at first but no guarantee the pace will accelerate. While Ford looks at 200,000 Mach-Es for 2023 split between the U.S. and Europe, and VW eyes 100,000 ID.4s in the U.S. in the next year or two? Record-scratch moment.

- Toyota has owned California in hybrid sales, and it’s hard to imagine it’s not looking at the 60,394 Tesla Model Y SUVs registered in the Golden State alone in 2021 and seeing that it could catch up.

- To put it in context a bit, that’s a slower U.S. sales pace than the plug-in hybrid RAV4 Prime.

- Both of the plug-ins are eligible for the full $7,500 EV tax credit amount for just a few more months. And for the time being, they both upstage those models without charge ports. Sorry, Toyota.


2023 TOYOTA BZ4X FIRST DRIVE REVIEW | TOYOTA'S FIRST REAL EV

- Last summer, a whopping 40% of would-be electric vehicle buyers said they had heard of Toyota’s EV. Of that, 21% said they considered buying it. Funny thing was, the 2023 Toyota bZ4X wouldn’t be revealed for months, and we’re just reviewing it now. In other words, all those people were keen on a car that didn’t exist … which is more than those who had heard of the Chevy Bolt and Nissan Leaf, cars that actually existed for years.

- there is very little revolutionary about Toyota’s first from-scratch EV. You won’t see any bladder-busting range numbers, wait-saving charge times or neck-snapping 0-60 sprints. This sucker is aimed straight at the average new car buyer rather than EV enthusiasts. You know, like the people who thought it was already on sale.

- Well, the front-wheel-drive bX4Z actually has a different battery pack than the all-wheel-drive twins. Their capacities are similar at 71.4 kWh for FWD and 72.8 kWh for AWD, but they’re in fact different packs produced by different suppliers. Why? The answer is demand, as in Toyota couldn’t get enough of a single battery to supply all 13,000 or so Toyabaru EVs it intends to build for 2023.


SHORT SUPPLY MEANS A RIVIAN TRUCK NOW COSTS FERRARI MONEY


TRUCK COMPANIES' ELECTRIC ENTHUSIASM DOESN'T EXTEND TO POLICY

- Some of the world’s largest truck engine manufacturers say they’re all-in on electric vehicles. So why is their main trade group still lobbying against them?

- Volvo said it would try to sell 50 percent of its heavy-duty trucks as EVs by 2030, and the company is trumpeting new models and sales figures. Daimler is touting investments in truck charging infrastructure along the West Coast and a million miles driven in its electric Freightliners. Navistar is making the case that its electric school buses can help slash greenhouse gases.

- Yet the trade group they all belong to, the Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association, is arguing that federal and state rules intended to boost numbers of zero-emission trucks are too onerous.

- EMA’s president, Jed Mandel, said the demand isn’t necessarily there. “Their customers haven’t bought them yet, and there’s no guarantee they will,” he said of Volvo and Daimler’s plans. Mandel also argued that EPA’s proposal creates more regulatory uncertainty because the agency had already settled on greenhouse gas standards through model year 2027 under the Obama administration, which he said are already “very challenging.”

- Only about 6,000 of the roughly 4.5 million medium- and heavy-duty trucks on U.S. roads last year were battery-powered, according to ACT Research, a firm that does analysis and forecasting for the commercial vehicle industry. Most of them were buses, which typically make shorter trips than trucks.



“What They’re Saying: “Real Goal” is Zero-Emissions Future”. In an interview with CNN, Mandel added that zero-emissions technology “is coming and we want it to come,” and EPA’s final rule should not “take away the investment needed for the real prize which is zero-emissions vehicles.” Source: http://www.truckandenginemanufacturers.org/file.asp?A=Y&F=What+They%27re+Saying+FINAL%2Epdf&N=What+They%27re+Saying+FINAL%2Epdf&C=documents



WORLD'S GREATEST AUTO DISRUPTORS: SIX INNOVATORS SHAKING UP THE INDUSTRY


ELECTRIC CANNONBALL: TWO E-MOTORCYCLES TAKE ON US CROSS COUNTRY CHALLENGE
 

BYD PLANNING THAILAND FACTORY AND RHD EXPORTS FROM THERE; FIRST EV WILL BE THE EA1 DOLPHIN


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Apr 13, 2022
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On the podcast today:
·       Report: Made-in-Texas Tesla Model Y Starts At $59,990
·       Tesla will release a cheaper Model Y with bigger batteries soon
·       Tesla changes off-peak hours at Superchargers in California to encourage owners to charge later
·       Tesla Roadster reservations reopen ahead of 2023 production
·       First drive review: 2023 Toyota BZ4X EV is set as the sideshow but upstages hybrid headliners
·       2023 Toyota bZ4X First Drive Review | Toyota's first real EV
·       Short Supply Means a Rivian Truck now Costs Ferrari Money
·       Truck companies' electric enthusiasm doesn't extend to policy
·       World's Greatest Auto Disruptors: Six Innovators Shaking Up the Industry
·       Electric Cannonball: Two e-motorcycles take on US cross country challenge
·       BYD planning Thailand factory and RHD exports from there; first EV will be the EA1 Dolphin
Apr 13, 2022
1433: 12 Apr 2022 | Lucid Announces New Grand Touring Performance Model
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Show #1433

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LUCID ANNOUNCES NEW LUCID AIR GRAND TOURING PERFORMANCE MODEL WITH 1,050 HORSEPOWER

- New Lucid Air Grand Touring Performance delivers 1,050 horsepower, accelerates from 0-60 mph in 2.6 seconds

- Lucid Air Grand Touring customer deliveries already in progress; deliveries of new Grand Touring Performance model begin June 2022

- With 1,050 horsepower, the dual-motor Lucid Air Grand Touring Performance is the most powerful electric vehicle currently available in North America – and with an EPA-estimated driving range of 446 miles, still more than any other brands’ electric vehicles

- It will have an MSRP of $179,000

- In Canada, the Air Grand Touring Performance will be priced at $242,000 CAD (before taxes), with deliveries beginning in August 2022.

- Ultra-fast 900V+ charging system, enabling users to add up to 300 miles in 21 minutes at a 350 kW DC fast charger, as demonstrated in recent independent media tests


NEW YORK AUTO SHOW: ELECTRIC VEHICLES, NOT LUXURY CARS, DOMINATE

- the New York International Auto Show will open to the public on Friday, April 15, at Manhattan’s Javits Center and will run through April 24

- The format is more compelling than in years past, given the supply chain crisis that has severely delayed deliveries to dealerships, not to mention markups as high as $100,000 over manufacturer's suggested retail price for luxury cars and SUVs.

- “Auto shows are still highly relevant in the same way that dealerships are still highly relevant,” says Erin Kerrigan, founder and managing director of Kerrigan Advisors, a consulting firm. “Consumers still like to touch and feel a new car before they purchase it.”

- F-150 Lightning, revealed via video feed almost a year ago, will appear just weeks before its first deliveries.

- Chevrolet Silverado EV, a rig first unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in January. It’s not due out until 2023, so expect GM to pull out all the stops to pique interest

- Hyundai Motor Co. may present one of the show’s few surprises. The company promises to unveil a new production vehicle


AUTO INDUSTRY LEADERS LAY OUT PLAN FOR MASS ELECTRIFICATION AT THE 2022 NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW

- The upcoming New York International Auto Show will feature a press conference to officially open the largest indoor EV Test Track ever constructed at the Show covering nearly 250,000 sq. ft. and featuring a wide range of electric vehicles for attendees to experience. Speakers at the event include leaders from the automobile industry, dealer associations, government agencies and utility companies laying out plans for mass EV adoption and electrification.

- Members of the media and Show attendees will have the opportunity to take a ride in a range of EVs from Chevrolet, Kia, Nissan, Volkswagen, Volvo, INDI EV and VinFast. In addition to the multi-brand EV Test Track, Ford and Hyundai will each feature indoor EV tracks as part of their main Level 3 Auto Show exhibits.


JAPANESE CAR GIANT HONDA TARGETS EV EXPANSION, EARMARKS BILLIONS FOR R&D

- Honda plans to invest around 5 trillion yen ($39.9 billion) in electrification and software technologies over the next 10 years, with the Japanese automotive giant aiming to launch 30 electric vehicle models worldwide by 2030.

- In a statement Tuesday, the company said approximately 3.5 trillion yen would go toward research and development expenses, with 1.5 trillion yen focused on investments.

- Honda said it would target an EV production volume of over 2 million units per year in 2030

- Honda said it would look to set up what it called a “dedicated EV plant” in the Chinese cities of Guangzhou and Wuhan.

- last week, Honda and GM announced they would develop a series of affordable electric vehicles based on a new global platform.


HONDA HOPES YOU'LL FORGET ABOUT TESLA WITH $40 BILLION EV INVESTMENT

- Additionally, somewhere around $345 million will be put toward the first demonstration round of new solid state batteries by 2024. Honda has previously stated they would phase out all non-EV cars in the North America market by 2040.


HONDA TO LAUNCH 30 EV MODELS BY 2030

- Honda is planning to introduce an insanely cheap mini-EV model for commercial use at the $8,000 (1 million yen) price range in Japan by 2024. After that, Honda will start to roll out personal use mini-EVs and EV SUVs, the company said. Honda is offering this car for commercial use first because Japan lacks the charging infrastructure needed to roll out wide-scale EV deployment

- By the same year in North America, Honda also plans to introduce two mid-to-large size EV models – a Honda Prologue SUV and an Acura SUV – which are currently being developed with General Motors at prices that are cost-competitive with internal combustion engine vehicles.

- The Honda e: Architecture, which the company plans to introduce in 2026, will be an EV platform that includes both a hardware and software layer and is cloud-connected.Like many other automakers, Honda sees the potential for the software-defined vehicle to help bring in recurrent revenue through third-party applications. That’s why it’s building an application layer on top of the vehicle operating system, which can be continuously updated over the air


HYUNDAI TO BUILD ELECTRIC VEHICLES AT ALABAMA PLANT


TESLA MODEL Y BECAME AUSTRIA'S BEST-SELLING CAR IN MARCH


Indiana to spend $100 million on electric vehicle charging stations


NISSAN LEAF GETS A FRESHER FACE FOR 2023


BILL TO MAKE MORE ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS ACCESSIBLE


UK RANKED THIRD BEST IN EUROPE FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLE DRIVING


SOCAL MAN SAYS CAR COMPUTER ON HIS NEW TESLA FROZE


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Apr 12, 2022
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On the podcast today:
·       Lucid Announces New Lucid Air Grand Touring Performance Model with 1,050 Horsepower
·       New York Auto Show: Electric Vehicles, Not Luxury Cars, Dominate
·       Japanese car giant Honda targets EV expansion, earmarks billions for R&D
·       Honda Hopes You'll Forget About Tesla With $40 Billion EV Investment
·       Honda to launch 30 EV models by 2030
·       Hyundai to build electric vehicles at Alabama plant
·       Tesla Model Y Became Austria's Best-Selling Car in March
·       Nissan Leaf Gets a Fresher Face for 2023
·       Bill To Make More Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Accessible
·       UK ranked third best in Europe for electric vehicle driving
·       SoCal man says car computer on his new Tesla froze
Apr 12, 2022
1432: 11 Apr 2022 | Mercedes-Benz Celebrates Their Electric Vans
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Show #1432

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily, you trusted source of EV information. It’s  Monday 11th April, it’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to.

GIVE AND TAKE: THE TAYCAN AS A BUFFER FOR THE POWER GRID

- In future, when electric cars are not being driven, they could also feed energy back into the public power grid. As part of a wider pool of vehicles, they could effectively act as a power plant and help supply what is known as balancing power – electrical power that balances out fluctuations in the power grid.

- A realistic pilot test conducted by Porsche, the grid operator TransnetBW and consulting firm Intelligent Energy System Services (IE2S), has demonstrated that electrical balancing power can be stored in the high-voltage batteries of an intelligent swarm of electric cars. Five series-production Taycan were connected to the power grid via the Porsche Home Energy Manager (HEM) both in a domestic environment and under laboratory conditions. Experts from Porsche Engineering had already adapted the software of these control centres beforehand for the field test.

- With the expansion of renewable energies, balancing power will become even more important in the future for secure grid operation. This is because the power grid must always be stable, even though the wind and sun are not always producing consistent amounts of energy. If power grids are not stabilised at a constant 50 Hertz power frequency, there is a risk of power cuts. Until now, conventional power plants in particular have been responsible for cushioning these fluctuations. Using high-voltage batteries as a buffer would be a win-win situation: drivers of electric cars could be financially compensated for their contribution to balancing power.

- During the pilot test, detailed measurements showed that the target values from the grid control system were met. This applied to both the primary (FCR: frequency containment reserve) and secondary (aFRR: automatic frequency restoration reserve) balancing power.


DAVID BECKHAM GIFTS SON WITH ELECTRIC 1954 JAGUAR XK140 BY LUNAZ TO MARK HIS WEDDING

- Lunaz investor, David Beckham, has presented his son, Brooklyn and his daughter-in-law Nicola, with an all-electric Jaguar XK140 Open Two Seater (OTS) by Lunaz as a gift to mark his eldest child’s wedding in Palm Beach, FL, USA.

- This clean-air classic, bespoke commissioned by Beckham is the product of thousands of hours of work from the company’s 120 strong team of craftspeople, designers and electric vehicle technicians and was built entirely in-house at the home of Lunaz in Silverstone, England.

- The fully restored and upcycled interior is presented in a light cream, offering contemporary expression to the car’s classic aesthetic. Like every classic by Lunaz, modern technology is discreetly hidden. Dials and switches faithfully reflect the original Jaguar design but with subtle updates to provide information on the battery level and to operate contemporary functions.


NHTSA OPENS INVESTIGATION INTO ELECTRIC VEHICLE BATTERIES

- U.S. safety regulators have opened an investigation into electric and hybrid vehicle batteries after five automakers issued recalls due to possible defects that could cause fires or stalling.

- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the inquiry covers more than 138,000 vehicles with batteries made by LG Energy Solution of South Korea.

- The agency says it will write to LG and other companies that might have bought similar batteries to make sure recalls are being done when needed.

- Data on electric vehicle fires is limited, but a small sample in April of 2021 by the insurance industry's Highway Loss Data Institute found that EVs and their conventional gas counterparts had about the same number of non-crash fire claims per 1,000 insured vehicle years.The institute tracked claims for 10 EVs and their gas equivalents and found that EVs had 0.19 fire claims per 1,000 insured vehicle years compared with 0.2 for gasoline counterparts.


TESLA DELIVERS IMPRESSIVE OUTPUT FROM GIGAFACTORY SHANGHAI IN MARCH DESPITE FACTORY SHUTDOWN

- Tesla has managed to deliver over 65,000 vehicles produced at Gigafactory Shanghai in March, an impressive output representing 100% year-over-year growth, despite the factory shutdown.

- The China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) announced today results for car registration in China in March.

- They confirmed that Tesla China had an output of 65,814 vehicles with only 60 of them for exports.

- The results are even more impressive when you take into account that Tesla had not one but two factory shutdowns in March due to COVID-19 restrictions.

- Based on the CPCA data, it means that 190,446 Tesla vehicles came from China during the first quarter – more than half of the 310,000 vehicles it delivered last quarter.


THE WORLD'S FIRST ALL-ELECTRIC RACE BOAT SUCCESSFULLY ACED ITS FIRST TEST

CHINA AUTO SALES SLUMP IN MARCH ON COVID CURBS, TESLA PRODUCTION SLUGGISH

CHINA SEES WHOLESALE SALES OF PASSENGER NEVS AT 455,000 UNITS IN MARCH


BMW I3 SEDAN MAKES VIDEO DEBUT, FIRST 3 SERIES WITH AIR SUSPENSION


MERCEDES-BENZ PRODUCED MORE THAN 25,000 ELECTRIC VANS


THE LAST BIG OBSTACLE TO ELECTRIC CARS IS REQUIRES A MENTAL FIX IN OUR TRAVEL HABITS



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Apr 11, 2022
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On the podcast today:
·       Give and take: the Taycan as a buffer for the power grid
·       David Beckham gifts son with electric 1954 Jaguar XK140 by Lunaz to mark his wedding
·       NHTSA opens investigation into electric vehicle batteries
·       Tesla delivers impressive output from Gigafactory Shanghai in March despite factory shutdown
·       The world's first all-electric race boat successfully aced its first test
·       China auto sales slump in March on COVID curbs, Tesla production sluggish
·       China sees wholesale sales of passenger NEVs at 455,000 units in March
·       BMW i3 Sedan Makes Video Debut, First 3 Series With Air Suspension
·       Mercedes-Benz Produced More Than 25,000 Electric Vans
·       The Last Big Obstacle to Electric Cars Is Requires a Mental Fix in Our Travel Habits
Apr 11, 2022
1431: 10 Apr 2022 | Lincoln Previews First Production EV + Question Of The Week
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Show #1431

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily, you trusted source of EV information. It’s Sunday 10th April, it’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to.

NORWAY: BEV SALES SURGE TO NEW RECORDS IN MARCH 2022

- Last month, 14,930 passenger plug-in electric cars were registered (up 15% year-over-year). The plug-in market share improved to a new all-time record of 91.9%.

- The most important is the new all-time monthly record of all-electric car registrations. In March, 13,983 new BEVs were registered (up 62%), which translated into a record share of 86.1%. No other country can match Norway in terms of all-electric car share.

- Stats for the month:  BEVs: 13,983 (up 62%, at 86.1% market share) + 1,336 "used" + 495 new vans PHEVs: 947 (down 78%, at 5.8% market share)

- In March, Tesla delivered a high number of 3,305 Model Y, which allowed the model to become the most registered car not only for the month but also for the first quarter (with 3,328 units YTD).

- the second-best for the month and year-to-date is the Tesla Model 3

- The third most popular model was the Volkswagen ID.4 with 1,111 registrations in March


TESLA MODEL 3 BECAME THE 2ND BEST-SELLING CAR IN GERMANY IN MARCH 2022

- Tesla Model 3 became the second best-selling car, regardless of powertrain, in Germany in March 2022. The American manufacturer's electric car was only surpassed by the much more affordable VW Golf.

- The Model Y produced at Giga Berlin also played an important role in the final figures. The factory made deliveries of the first 30 vehicles on March 22, after which Tesla delivered to several more delivery centers across the country. With the Model Y shipped from Giga Shanghai, sales of the model were 2,529 units. This brought Model Y to second place, behind Model 3, in the EV segment.


VOLVO CARS REPORTS 41% GROWTH IN Q1

- Geely-owned Volvo Cars has reported the best first quarter in its history as the company’s global sales increased by 40.8 per cent compared with the same period last year.

- In Europe and the US, the company managed to improve sales compared to the first quarter last year, while managing to cope with the ongoing effects of the pandemic.

- Volvo Cars’ Recharge line-up of chargeable models, with a fully electric or plug-in hybrid powertrain, remained strong and accounted for 26.0 per cent of all Volvo cars sold globally in March. In Europe, the share of Recharge cars of overall sales was 39.0 per cent.

- US sales for the company reached 27,239 cars. That is an increase of 39.8 per cent compared with the same period last year

- the company's European sales grew to 87,457 cars, up 24.0 per cent compared to the same period last year.


WITH TESLA UPDATE 2022.12 YOU CAN ADD SEAT HEATERS, WIPERS AND MORE BACK TO THE LAUNCHER

- Tesla has started releasing the latest software update with 2022.12.1. One of the biggest features of this release is the ability to customize the launcher even further.

- With the introduction of v11 last December, Tesla introduced a personalized launcher but in doing so also removed some features that were previously available in the launcher.

- With 2022.12.1, Tesla is adding the ability for you to add all of these buttons back if you choose to.

- 2022.12 adds the ability for you to add Front Defrost, Rear Defrost, Seat Heaters, and Wipers to the launcher.


TESLA LOBBIES IN CHINA TO EASE TRUCK MOVEMENT, REPORT SAYS

- Foreign multinationals including Tesla and German hi-tech plastics firm Covestro are lobbying China's government to allow more truck drivers to work between Shanghai and other regions as their business is hit hard by the city's Covid-19 curbs, the South China Morning Post said in a report Saturday.

- Tesla's (NASDAQ: TSLA) Giga Shanghai has been unable to get parts to keep its production lines running since late last month because of a lack of special passes for truck drivers in the Shanghai lockdown, the report said, citing an executive at the auto parts maker who declined to be named.

- The report did not provide more information about Tesla, but cited Richard Fu, a spokesman for Covestro, as saying that logistical constraints remain the biggest challenge, especially with uncertainty about cross-province transportation and supply along the value chain.

- Giga Shanghai produces about 6,000 Model 3 and Model Y vehicles a week


GOVERNMENT OF CANADA RELEASES BUDGET 2022 - CANADA.CA


LINCOLN TEASES CONCEPT THAT PREVIEWS ITS FIRST PRODUCTION EV


LA TO ELECTRIFY THE MUNICIPAL FLEET WITH OVER 10,000 EVS

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Apr 10, 2022
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On the podcast today:
·       Norway: BEV Sales Surge To New Records In March 2022
·       Tesla Model 3 Became the 2nd Best-Selling Car in Germany in March 2022
·       Volvo Cars reports 41% growth in Q1
·       With Tesla update 2022.12 you can add seat heaters, wipers and more back to the launcher
·       Tesla lobbies in China to ease truck movement, report says
·       Government of Canada releases Budget 2022 - Canada.ca
·       Lincoln Teases Concept That Previews Its First Production EV
·       LA to electrify the municipal fleet with over 10,000 EVs
Apr 10, 2022
1430: 09 Apr 2022 | Elon Musk hosts 'Cyber Rodeo' At Austin Gigafactory
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Show #1430

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily, you trusted source of EV information. It’s Saturday 9th April, it’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to.

TESLA CEO ELON MUSK HOSTS 'CYBER RODEO' PARTY TO OPEN AUSTIN FACTORY

- On Thursday night, Tesla CEO Elon Musk spoke at a grand opening event for the electric vehicle maker’s new $1.1 billion factory near the Austin airport in Texas.

- At the event, he spoke about how massive the new factory is, and teased products that are still in development, including the Cybertruck, and a robotaxi that he promised would look quite futuristic.

- Tesla aims to make 500,000 units of the Model Y in a single year in Austin

- “In trailing twelve months, we’ve delivered over a million cars worldwide,” Musk said. “There’s still a long way to go.”

- “We’re aiming to go to wide beta for almost all Full Self-Driving customers in North America this year,”

- Musk said on Thursday night that the Model Y vehicles being produced in Texas feature what’s known as a “structural pack,” meaning the cells in the cars’ high voltage battery packs carry the load of the vehicle.


TESLA'S 4680 CELLS & STRUCTURAL PACK REVEALED AT CYBER RODEO

- While Tesla CEO Elon Musk did reveal a few juicy bits of information at Tesla's Cyber Rodeo delivery party last evening, there wasn't a whole lot of "new material," and future plans, details, and dates were lacking. That said, tweets and videos from fans, owners, and investors attending the event delivered more compelling information.

- Tesla had several unique displays prepared for the event, including one that revealed production-level 4680 battery cells manufactured at Giga Texas.

- The text on the hanging metal plaque above reads:  “Made at Gigafactory Texas, our new tabless 4680 cell lowers the cost per kilowatt hour. We have everything we need under one roof to produce and assemble the first high-volume structural battery pack, using our fully integrated process. The structural pack greatly reduces the number of parts used in both the battery pack and the car, allowing our pack manufacturing line to be less than half the size of previous factories."


TESLA OFFICIALLY OPENS TEXAS GIGAFACTORY

- The milestone was achieved less than two years after Musk declared that Austin would be the site of the company’s next Gigafactory and less than one year after Tesla officially moved its headquarters to Texas from California.

- Tesla has said it expects to make 1.5 million vehicles in 2022, after producing slightly less than 1 million vehicles last year

- The company has said it will hire up to 5,000 workers at an average salary of $47,147, with entry-level positions starting at $35,000. Today, Tesla employs about 10,000 people at its only US car plant in Fremont.


TESLA WILL SELL ITS CYBERTRUCK NEXT YEAR, ELON MUSK SAYS

- Tesla will begin producing its much-delayed electric pickup, the Cybertruck, next year along with numerous other new products, Elon Musk, the carmaker’s chief executive, said late Thursday.

- Tesla’s chief executive has a long history of promising products that materialize later than he said they would or not at all, but his timeline for the Cybertruck is more definite than the one he gave to investors in January, when he said delivery in 2023 was “most likely.”

- Delays in producing the Cybertruck have allowed rivals to come to market sooner with pickups, one of the most popular types of vehicle in the United States. Ford Motor is expected to begin delivering the Lightning, a battery-powered version of its F-150, this summer. Rivian’s electric pickup went on sale late last year to rave reviews, but the company has had trouble ramping up production, a common problem for new car companies.

- “This year is all about scaling up,” Mr. Musk said. “Next year, there is going to be a massive wave of new products.”


TESLA DELIVERS FIRST MODEL Y VEHICLES WITH 4680 BATTERIES FROM GIGA TEXAS

- On Friday, April 8, Elon Musk officially announced that the first production Model Y units were delivered. He thanked the Tesla team for their hard work. A few of the new Model Y owners already shared their joy with the community online.

- Tesla technician Regan Janssen announced that she received the first Model Y with 4680 battery cells produced in Giga Texas on LinkedIn. Janssen happens to be an Engineering Process Technician at Tesla. She started her Tesla career just last month.


CATL PAVES THE WAY FOR TESLA TO BEGIN BUILDING LFP-BASED VEHICLES AT GIGA BERLIN

- CATL’s $1.8 billion investment in Germany will supply carmakers in Germany with LFP batteries. Although CATL does not name any specific company, Tesla is probably the only carmaker in Germany that could use enough LFP batteries to justify the investment. Other carmakers, like Volkswagen, have agreements in place with Korean battery makers like SK Innovation and LG Energy Solutions while also investing in battery technologies on their own.

- The initial capacity for the CATL battery factory is 8 GWh per year which is enough for 100,000 electric vehicles provided they have an 80 kWh battery. In the case of the Chinese Model Y with an LFP battery (Standard Range), the battery capacity sits at 60 kWh, so CATL would be able to equip more than 133,000 cars.

- The first German-made batteries should go to partners by the end of the year when the plant should employ 1,500 workers.


FORD BEGINS BUILDING E-TRANSIT VEHICLES FOR EUROPE


CHINA'S BYD ENDS FULL COMBUSTION ENGINE CARS TO FOCUS ON ELECTRIC, PLUG-IN HYBRIDS


NISSAN GIVES FIRST LOOK AT PROTOTYPE PRODUCTION PLANT FOR SOLID-STATE BATTERIES


QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM

Mirror.co.uk: “An electric car owner has warned other EV drivers they can be fined for charging their vehicle in supermarket car parks. Electric vehicle owner Max Wilkinson - who is also a Cheltenham Councillor - recently bought a four-year-old hybrid Mini Countryman. He went home - but returned two hours later by which time the hybrid Mini was about half-charged. A week later Max received a penalty notice saying he'd been fined £90. Mr Wilkinson has paid the fine and doesn’t dispute it. But he does think it doesn’t quite make sense to restrict car charging to 90 minutes as well.

- He said: “It seems illogical that quite a lot of EV and hybrid owners won’t be allowed to spend enough time in the car park to get a full charge.”

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·       Tesla's 4680 Cells & Structural Pack Revealed At Cyber Rodeo
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