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A daily podcast about electric cars, hybrids and sustainable transport news.

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Rivian Follows Tesla Into EV Insurance | 17 Apr 2021
21:06

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On today’s podcast:

  • Tesla Semi email to reservation holders hint at improved specs
  • Tesla Wins TikTok
  • Tesla Says Any Data It Collects in China Is Stored in the Nation
  • Hyundai Ioniq 5 vs. Kia EV6: Which would you pick?
  • Ford to sell vehicles directly to customers in China under new EV organization
  • Rivian follows Tesla into another business with the launch of ‘Rivian Insurance’
  • Nio Opening New Showroom In The Center Of Oslo, Norway
  • VW Adds Second Production Line

 

Show #1055

 

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

 

Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they’ve built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It’s a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too.

 

TESLA SEMI EMAIL TO RESERVATION HOLDERS HINT AT IMPROVED SPECS

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-semi-specs-updated/

 

TESLA WINS TIKTOK

https://www.theautochannel.com/news/2021/04/16/987321-re-luxury-electric-car-with-most-views-tiktok.html

 

TESLA SAYS ANY DATA IT COLLECTS IN CHINA IS STORED IN THE NATION

"Tesla Inc. has pledged to store any data it collects in China in the country, a month after its cars were banned from military complexes and housing compounds because of concerns about sensitive information being collected by cameras built into the vehicles." says Bloomberg: "After its EVs were banned from military complexes in March, Musk strenuously denied the company would ever use a vehicle’s technology for spying; earlier this month, Tesla’s Beijing unit said cameras that are built into its EVs aren’t activated outside of North America."

 

“Tesla China is a company that’s based here and must abide by all Chinese laws and regulations,” Grace Tao, the electric carmaker’s China head of communications and government affairs, said on the sidelines of a meeting that the country’s top planning body held with U.S. companies in Beijing on Tuesday. “In fact, our data will be very well protected. Chinese data will be stored in China.”

 

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-04-13/tesla-says-any-data-it-collects-in-china-is-stored-in-the-nation

 

HYUNDAI IONIQ 5 VS. KIA EV6: WHICH WOULD YOU PICK?

https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1131928_hyundai-ioniq-5-vs-kia-ev6-which-would-you-pick

 

FORD TO SELL VEHICLES DIRECTLY TO CUSTOMERS IN CHINA UNDER NEW EV ORGANIZATION

https://eu.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/ford/2021/04/13/ford-announces-dedicated-battery-electric-vehicle-organization-china/7208918002/

 

RIVIAN FOLLOWS TESLA INTO ANOTHER BUSINESS WITH THE LAUNCH OF ‘RIVIAN INSURANCE’

https://electrek.co/2021/04/15/rivian-insurance-follow-tesla/

 

NIO OPENING NEW SHOWROOM IN THE CENTER OF OSLO, NORWAY

https://cleantechnica.com/2021/04/15/nio-opening-new-showroom-in-the-center-of-oslo-norway/

 

VW ADDS SECOND PRODUCTION LINE

https://www.carscoops.com/2021/04/vw-adds-second-production-line-in-german-battery-factory-boosting-output-to-600k-packs-per-year/

 

QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM

 

In order to get people to take up electric cars, do more CEO’s need to be a publicity machine like Elon Musk? Or do the wider public not care, and just want to focus on the cars? Can infamous leaders be good or bad for EVs?

 

 

It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast.

 

And  if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing.

 

Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I’ll catch you tomorrow and remember…there’s no such thing as a self-charging hybrid.

 

 

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AUDI CINCINNATI EAST (PREMIUM PARTNER)

VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST (PREMIUM PARTNER)

NATIONALCARCHARGING.COM and ALOHACHARGE.COM  (PREMIUM PARTNER)

DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL (PREMIUM PARTNER)

RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK (PREMIUM PARTNER)

eMOBILITY NORWAY HTTPS://WWW.EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/  (PREMIUM PARTNER)

 

 

DAVID AND LISA ALLEN (PARTNER)

GARETH HAMER (PARTNER)

BOB BOOTHBY FROM MILLBROOK COTTAGES – 5* GOLD SELF CATERING COTTAGES (PARTNER)

DARIN MCLESKEY FROM DENOVO REAL ESTATE (PARTNER)

JUKKA KUKONEN FROM WWW.SHIFT2ELECTRIC.COM

RAJEEV NARAYAN (PARTNER)

IAIN SEAR (PARTNER)

 

ADRIAN BOND (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

ALAN SHEDD (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

ALEX BANAHENE (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

ALEXANDER FRANK @ https://www.youtube.com/c/alexsuniverse42

ANDERS HOVE (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

ANDREA JEFFERSON (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

ANDREW GREEN (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

ANDY NANCARROW AND LILIAN KASS (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

ASEER KHALID (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

BÅRD FJUKSTAD (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

BLUNDERBUSS JONES (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

BRIAN THOMPSON (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

BRUCE BOHANNAN (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

CHARLES HALL (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

CHRIS HOPKINS (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

CHRISTOPHER BARTH (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

COLIN HENNESSY AND CAMBSEV (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

CRAIG ROGERS (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

DAMIEN DAVIS (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

DAVID FINCH (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

DAVID MOORE (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

DAVID PARTINGTON (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

DAVID PRESCOTT (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

DC EV (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

DON MCALLISTER / SCREENCASTSONLINE.COM (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

ED CORTREEN (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

ERIC HANSEN (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

ERU KYEYUNE-NYOMBI (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

FREDRIK ROVIK (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

GENE RUBIN (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

HEDLEY WRIGHT (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

HEINRICH LIESNER (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

IAN GRIFFITHS (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

IAN (WATTIE) WATKINS (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

JACK OAKLEY (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

JAMES STORR (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

JAVIER CARMELO DÍAZ PÉREZ (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

JIM MORRIS (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

JOHN SCHROEDER (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

JON AKA BEARDY MCBEARDFACE FROM KENT EVS (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

JON MANCHAK (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

JUAN GONZALEZ (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

KEVIN MEYERSON (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

LAURENCE D ALLEN (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

LEE BROWN (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

LUKE CULLEY (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

MARCEL WARD (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

MARTY YOUNG  (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

MIA OPPELSTRUP (PARTNER)

MIKE WINTER (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

NATHAN GORE-BROWN (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

NATHANIEL FREEDMAN (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

NEIL E ROBERTS FROM SUSSEX EVS (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

OHAD ASTON (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

PAUL STEPHENSON (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

PETE GLASS (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

PETE GORTON (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

PETER & DEE ROBERTS FROM OXON EVS (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

PHIL MOUCHET (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

PHILIP TRAUTMAN (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

RAYMOND ROWLEDGE (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

RENE KEEMIK (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

RENÉ SCHNEIDER (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

ROB FROM THE RSTHINKS EV CHANNEL ON YOUTUBE (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

ROBERT GRACE (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

RUPERT MITCHELL (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

SEIKI PAYNE (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

STEPHEN PENN (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

STEVE JOHN (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

THOMAS J. THIAS  (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

TODD OAKES (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

THE PLUGSEEKER – EV YOUTUBE CHANNEL (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

 

 

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Apr 17, 2021
Mercedes EQS and Audi Q4 e-tron | 16 Apr 2021
21:01

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On today’s podcast:

  • Mercedes-Benz EQS
  • Audi Q4 e-tron

 

 

Show #1054

 

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

 

Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they’ve built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It’s a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too.

 

FINALLY: SAY HELLO TO THE MERCEDES EQS

https://www.topgear.com/car-news/electric/finally-say-hello-mercedes-eqs

 

MERCEDES EQS TOPS TESLA IN EV RANGE, FOR NOW

https://europe.autonews.com/automakers/mercedes-eqs-tops-tesla-ev-range-now

 

NEW 2021 MERCEDES EQS ELECTRIC LIMOUSINE MAKES ITS DEBUT

https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/mercedes/eqs

 

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/2021-mercedes-benz-eqs-tops-brands-new-ev-family

 

AMG VERSION COMING

https://www.carwow.co.uk/mercedes/news/5265/mercedes-amg-eqs-high-performance-electric-car-price-specs-release-date

 

2022 AUDI Q4 E-TRON

https://www.caranddriver.com/audi/q4-e-tron

 

NEW AUDI Q4 E-TRON SUV AND SPORTBACK

https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-news/first-official-pictures/audi/q4-e-tron/

 

Official Link: https://www.audi-mediacenter.com/en/audi-q4-e-tron-13797

 

 

AUDI Q4 E-TRON SHOWS UP AS A MORE LUXURIOUS VW ID.4

https://insideevs.com/news/500984/audi-q4-etron-sportback-premiere/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=RSS-all-articles

 

 

QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM

 

In order to get people to take up electric cars, do more CEO’s need to be a publicity machine like Elon Musk? Or do the wider public not care, and just want to focus on the cars? Can infamous leaders be good or bad for EVs?

 

 

It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast.

 

And  if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing.

 

Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I’ll catch you tomorrow and remember…there’s no such thing as a self-charging hybrid.

 

 

PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE (PREMIUM PARTNER)

BRAD CROSBY (PREMIUM PARTNER)

PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI (PREMIUM PARTNER)

AUDI CINCINNATI EAST (PREMIUM PARTNER)

VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST (PREMIUM PARTNER)

NATIONALCARCHARGING.COM and ALOHACHARGE.COM  (PREMIUM PARTNER)

DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL (PREMIUM PARTNER)

RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK (PREMIUM PARTNER)

eMOBILITY NORWAY HTTPS://WWW.EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/  (PREMIUM PARTNER)

 

 

DAVID AND LISA ALLEN (PARTNER)

GARETH HAMER (PARTNER)

BOB BOOTHBY FROM MILLBROOK COTTAGES – 5* GOLD SELF CATERING COTTAGES (PARTNER)

DARIN MCLESKEY FROM DENOVO REAL ESTATE (PARTNER)

JUKKA KUKONEN FROM WWW.SHIFT2ELECTRIC.COM

RAJEEV NARAYAN (PARTNER)

IAIN SEAR (PARTNER)

 

ADRIAN BOND (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

ALAN SHEDD (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

ALEX BANAHENE (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

ALEXANDER FRANK @ https://www.youtube.com/c/alexsuniverse42

ANDERS HOVE (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

ANDREA JEFFERSON (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

ANDREW GREEN (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

ANDY NANCARROW AND LILIAN KASS (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

ASEER KHALID (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

BÅRD FJUKSTAD (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

BLUNDERBUSS JONES (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

BRIAN THOMPSON (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

BRUCE BOHANNAN (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

CHARLES HALL (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

CHRIS HOPKINS (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

CHRISTOPHER BARTH (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

COLIN HENNESSY AND CAMBSEV (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

CRAIG ROGERS (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

DAMIEN DAVIS (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

DAVID FINCH (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

DAVID MOORE (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

DAVID PARTINGTON (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

DAVID PRESCOTT (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

DC EV (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

DON MCALLISTER / SCREENCASTSONLINE.COM (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

ED CORTREEN (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

ERIC HANSEN (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

ERU KYEYUNE-NYOMBI (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

FREDRIK ROVIK (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

GENE RUBIN (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

HEDLEY WRIGHT (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

HEINRICH LIESNER (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

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JACK OAKLEY (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

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JAVIER CARMELO DÍAZ PÉREZ (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

JIM MORRIS (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

JOHN SCHROEDER (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

JON AKA BEARDY MCBEARDFACE FROM KENT EVS (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

JON MANCHAK (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

JUAN GONZALEZ (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

KEVIN MEYERSON (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

LAURENCE D ALLEN (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

LEE BROWN (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

LUKE CULLEY (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

MARCEL WARD (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

MARTY YOUNG  (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

MIA OPPELSTRUP (PARTNER)

MIKE WINTER (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

NATHAN GORE-BROWN (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

NATHANIEL FREEDMAN (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

NEIL E ROBERTS FROM SUSSEX EVS (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

OHAD ASTON (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

PAUL STEPHENSON (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

PETE GLASS (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

PETE GORTON (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

PETER & DEE ROBERTS FROM OXON EVS (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

PHIL MOUCHET (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

PHILIP TRAUTMAN (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

RAYMOND ROWLEDGE (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

RENE KEEMIK (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

RENÉ SCHNEIDER (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

ROB FROM THE RSTHINKS EV CHANNEL ON YOUTUBE (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

ROBERT GRACE (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

RUPERT MITCHELL (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

SEIKI PAYNE (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

STEPHEN PENN (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

STEVE JOHN (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

THOMAS J. THIAS  (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

TODD OAKES (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

THE PLUGSEEKER – EV YOUTUBE CHANNEL (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

 

 

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Apr 16, 2021
Tesla's FSD Subscription Will Be Available In May | 15 Apr 2021
20:14

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On today’s podcast:

  • Tesla FSD Subscription and ‘Download Beta’ button coming soon
  • Elon Musk Says Tesla's FSD Subscription Will Be Available In May
  • Xpeng reveals new, affordable P5 sedan
  • 2022 Mazda MX-30 preview: Rotary-ready freak of the future bucks big batteries
  • Ford unveils new hands-free driver-assist system
  • Zap-Map and Good Energy offer free electricity to EV drivers
  • New entry-level Volkswagen ID.3 City Pure Performance
  • 63% Of Europeans Living In Cities Support EU Ban On Petrol

 

Show #1053

 

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

 

Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they’ve built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It’s a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too.

 

TESLA FSD SUBSCRIPTION AND ‘DOWNLOAD BETA’ BUTTON COMING SOON

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-fsd-download-subscription-release-update/

 

ELON MUSK SAYS TESLA'S FSD SUBSCRIPTION WILL BE AVAILABLE IN MAY

https://insideevs.com/news/501086/musk-tesla-fsd-subscription-may/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=RSS-all-articles

 

XPENG REVEALS NEW, AFFORDABLE P5 SEDAN

https://www.teslarati.com/speng-p5-sedan-reveal-video/

 

2022 MAZDA MX-30 PREVIEW: ROTARY-READY FREAK OF THE FUTURE BUCKS BIG BATTERIES

https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1131918_preview-mazda-mx-30-rotary-photos-price-review-specs-info

 

FORD UNVEILS NEW HANDS-FREE DRIVER-ASSIST SYSTEM

https://electrek.co/2021/04/14/ford-bluecruise-hands-free-driver-assist-system-similar-tesla-autopilot-mustang-mach-e/

 

ZAP-MAP AND GOOD ENERGY OFFER FREE ELECTRICITY TO EV DRIVERS

https://www.zap-map.com/zap-map-and-good-energy-offer-ev-drivers-free-electricity/

 

NEW ENTRY-LEVEL VOLKSWAGEN ID.3 CITY PURE PERFORMANCE

https://electriccarsreport.com/2021/04/new-entry-level-volkswagen-id-3-city-pure-performance-priced-at-28370-in-the-uk/

 

63% OF EUROPEANS LIVING IN CITIES SUPPORT EU BAN ON PETROL

https://cleantechnica.com/2021/04/13/63-of-europeans-living-in-cities-support-eu-ban-on-petrol-diesel-car-sales-after-2030/

 

QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM

 

In order to get people to take up electric cars, do more CEO’s need to be a publicity machine like Elon Musk? Or do the wider public not care, and just want to focus on the cars? Can infamous leaders be good or bad for EVs?

 

 

It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast.

 

And  if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing.

 

Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I’ll catch you tomorrow and remember…there’s no such thing as a self-charging hybrid.

 

 

PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE (PREMIUM PARTNER)

BRAD CROSBY (PREMIUM PARTNER)

PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI (PREMIUM PARTNER)

AUDI CINCINNATI EAST (PREMIUM PARTNER)

VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST (PREMIUM PARTNER)

NATIONALCARCHARGING.COM and ALOHACHARGE.COM  (PREMIUM PARTNER)

DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL (PREMIUM PARTNER)

RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK (PREMIUM PARTNER)

eMOBILITY NORWAY HTTPS://WWW.EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/  (PREMIUM PARTNER)

 

 

DAVID AND LISA ALLEN (PARTNER)

GARETH HAMER (PARTNER)

BOB BOOTHBY FROM MILLBROOK COTTAGES – 5* GOLD SELF CATERING COTTAGES (PARTNER)

DARIN MCLESKEY FROM DENOVO REAL ESTATE (PARTNER)

JUKKA KUKONEN FROM WWW.SHIFT2ELECTRIC.COM

RAJEEV NARAYAN (PARTNER)

IAIN SEAR (PARTNER)

 

ADRIAN BOND (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

ALAN SHEDD (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

ALEX BANAHENE (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

ALEXANDER FRANK @ https://www.youtube.com/c/alexsuniverse42

ANDERS HOVE (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

ANDREA JEFFERSON (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

ANDREW GREEN (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

ANDY NANCARROW AND LILIAN KASS (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

ASEER KHALID (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

BÅRD FJUKSTAD (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

BLUNDERBUSS JONES (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

BRIAN THOMPSON (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

BRUCE BOHANNAN (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

CHARLES HALL (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

CHRIS HOPKINS (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

CHRISTOPHER BARTH (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

COLIN HENNESSY AND CAMBSEV (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

CRAIG ROGERS (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

DAMIEN DAVIS (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

DAVID FINCH (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

DAVID MOORE (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

DAVID PARTINGTON (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

DAVID PRESCOTT (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

DC EV (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

DON MCALLISTER / SCREENCASTSONLINE.COM (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

ED CORTREEN (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

ERIC HANSEN (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

ERU KYEYUNE-NYOMBI (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

FREDRIK ROVIK (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

GENE RUBIN (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

HEDLEY WRIGHT (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

HEINRICH LIESNER (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

IAN GRIFFITHS (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

IAN (WATTIE) WATKINS (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

JACK OAKLEY (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

JAMES STORR (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

JAVIER CARMELO DÍAZ PÉREZ (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

JIM MORRIS (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

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Another Apple Car EV Rumour: LG and Magna | 14 Apr 2021
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  • Lower-priced single-motor Polestar 2: 260+ miles with heat pump
  • Mercedes-Benz Delivered Almost 600,000 Vehicles In The First Quarter
  • Tesla Begins Replacing HW3 for Model 3 in Germany for Full Self-Driving FSD
  • LG and Magna reportedly ‘very near’ to signing deal for Apple Car production
  • West European plug-in sales hit 443,000 units in Q1 2021

 

Show #1052

 

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REPORTS SAY ELON MUSK TRIED TO HIRE HERBERT DIESS AS TESLA'S CEO

https://insideevs.com/news/500768/elon-musk-hire-diess-tesla/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=RSS-all-articles

 

LOWER-PRICED SINGLE-MOTOR POLESTAR 2: 260+ MILES WITH HEAT PUMP

https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1131900_lower-priced-single-motor-polestar-2-260-miles-with-heat-pump

 

MERCEDES-BENZ DELIVERED ALMOST 600,000 VEHICLES IN THE FIRST QUARTER

https://www.carscoops.com/2021/04/mercedes-benz-delivered-almost-600000-vehicles-in-the-first-quarter/

 

TESLA BEGINS REPLACING HW3 FOR MODEL 3 IN GERMANY FOR FULL SELF-DRIVING FSD

https://www.tesmanian.com/blogs/tesmanian-blog/tesla-begins-replacing-hw3-for-full-self-driving-in-model-3-in-germany

 

LG AND MAGNA REPORTEDLY ‘VERY NEAR’ TO SIGNING DEAL FOR APPLE CAR PRODUCTION

https://9to5mac.com/2021/04/13/lg-magna-apple-car/

 

WEST EUROPEAN PLUG-IN SALES HIT 443,000 UNITS IN Q1 2021

https://electriccarsreport.com/2021/04/west-european-plug-in-sales-hit-443000-units-in-q1-2021/

 

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Tesla Clarify Their Spy Cameras Don’t Spy On You | 13 Apr 2021
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  • Tesla Doesn’t Have Spy Cameras Just Cameras Capable Of Spying
  • First MEB-Based Ford Will Be A Small Electric SUV
  • Magna to build modular electric vehicles with REE Automotive
  • Rivian R1T spotted with LiDAR rig
  • Yamaha develops compact 350 kW motor for EVs
  • Lotus: ‘Forget hybrid, we’re going straight to electric’
  • Volkswagen ID.4 EV completes its cross-country road drive

 

Show #1051

 

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VW ID.4 COMPETES WITH TIGUAN ON PRICE

Matthias Schmidt @auto_schmidt

"With the current entry-level VW ID.4 available on the market for less – after joint OEM and government purchase subsidies deducted (€9,000), –  than the entry-level Tiguan ICE, it will be interesting to see how that develops"

 

And what about Total Cost of Ownership too?

 

TESLA DOESN’T HAVE SPY CAMERAS JUST CAMERAS CAPABLE OF SPYING

"Friend of Jalopnik John Voelcker points out on Twitter that America is basically a free-for-all when it comes to new-era car tech, in comparison to China, which is dropping the hammer on Tesla’s in-car cameras." says Jalopnik reoirting Reuters: "Cameras in Tesla cars are not activated outside of North America, the U.S. automaker said on its Chinese social media page on Wednesday, seeking to assuage security concerns in the world’s biggest car market.  Tesla faces scrutiny in China where the military in March banned Tesla cars from entering its complexes, citing security concerns over cameras in its vehicles, sources told Reuters."

 

"Models 3 and Y are equipped with a camera in the cabin, which is located above the rearview mirror and is disabled by default. Tesla owners in North America can activate it to shoot a short video clip in the event of an accident or an advanced emergency braking (AEB) event. These clips will be used to help Tesla engineers develop safety features and software enhancements. Cabin camera videos are not linked to VIN or any other identifying information." says Tesmanian: "Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced via Twitter on March 7 that the company had revoked FSD Beta to those drivers who did not pay enough attention to the road during testing."

 

https://jalopnik.com/tesla-doesn-t-have-spy-cameras-just-cameras-capable-of-1846634288

 

https://www.tesmanian.com/blogs/tesmanian-blog/tesla-does-not-activate-cabin-camera-in-its-vehicles-in-china

 

FIRST MEB-BASED FORD WILL BE A SMALL ELECTRIC SUV

"Ford's electrification plan for Europe envisions the use of Volkswagen's Modular Electric Drive Toolkit (MEB) platform for some of the passenger car models. The first one will be launched in 2023, once the company completes the $1 billion investment to modernize the vehicle assembly facility in Cologne." says InsideEVs: "We guess that this new electric model might look different than the Ford Mustang Mach-E and introduce a new design language for Ford, at least in Europe. We would not expect significant differences in range, charging or performance of Ford cars, compared to Volkswagen's cars. The battery options might be basically the same (48/62/82 kWh; 45/58/77 kWh usable). The drive options are single motor rear-wheel drive or dual motor all-wheel drive. And DC fast charging is up to 125 kW (82 kWh pack) or up to 100 kW (62 kWh pack)."

 

https://insideevs.com/news/500498/first-meb-ford-small-suv/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=RSS-all-articles

 

MAGNA TO BUILD MODULAR ELECTRIC VEHICLES WITH REE AUTOMOTIVE

REE Automotive announced a strategic collaboration agreement with Magna International with the goal of bringing to market innovative, full-fledged Modular Electric Vehicles (MEVs) for tech companies and new electric mobility players under the ‘Powered by REE’ brand.

The strategic partnership explores a combination of the advanced REEcorner technology and the world-class manufacturing capabilities of Magna’s vehicle integration system expertise to help business customers build MEVs which allow them to customize vehicles according to their requirements and branding while speeding up time to the market.

REE and Magna will also explore potential collaboration in global mobility through the creation of a “Mobility-as-a- Service” (MaaS) venture in the Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) sector that leverages REE’s proprietary X-by-Wire REEcorner and EV platform technology as well as Magna’s industrial footprint and capabilities.

 

RIVIAN R1T SPOTTED WITH LIDAR RIG

"Another Rivian R1T electric pickup truck was spotted with a LiDAR rig on Page Mill Road in Palo Alto. After Rivian released more details about its R1T and R1S vehicles in November, questions emerged about Driver+, its driver-assist system." says teslrati: "Some people noticed that in Rivian’s November update, there was no mention of LiDAR sensors for Driver+. In 2018, Teslarati attended Rivian’s unveiling event for the R1T pickup truck and the R1S SUV. At the event, Rivian noted that two LiDAR sensors were placed below the R1T truck and R1S SUV’s “Stadium” headlights. Recently, Rivian told Teslarati that its Driver+ system utilizes 10 exterior cameras, 1 interior camera, 4 corner radar sensors, 1 forward-facing radar sensor, and 12 ultrasonic sensors for a 360-degree field of vision."

 

https://www.teslarati.com/rivian-r1t-lidar-sensor/

 

YAMAHA DEVELOPS COMPACT 350 KW MOTOR FOR EVS

"Yamaha Motors has just unveiled a new oil-cooled electric motor combined with inverter and reduction gearbox with claimed industry-leading power density. Despite Yamaha Motors being better known for its motorcycle development, the company has played an increasingly prominent role in the development of motors for both electric motorcycles and electric cars." writes electrek: "The company’s latest innovation is a 350 kW (469 hp) electric drivetrain. That’s enough to be more powerful than 95% of all cars and trucks on the road already. Instead of developing the components of the drivetrain separately, Yamaha integrated the mechanical and electrical components into one unit. The motor, gearbox, and electronic speed controller are all housed in the same assembly, resulting in Yamaha reaching what it calls “the industry’s highest class in output density.” Unlike gas-powered vehicles, electric vehicles can easily incorporate two or more motors into their drivetrains, easily boosting overall power output. Just two of these new Yamaha motors would provide an electric hypercar with 700 kW (938 hp) of power"

 

https://electrek.co/2021/04/13/yamaha-develops-350-kw-motor-for-electric-hypercars-demonstrates-1400-kw-application/

 

LOTUS: ‘FORGET HYBRID, WE’RE GOING STRAIGHT TO ELECTRIC’

"Lotus is going all-in on pure electric cars, as part of a £100m-plus investment in its Hethel headquarters and engineering capabilities. In his first interview, Lotus Cars managing director Matt Windle reveals" says Phil McNamara at CAR magazine: "Matt Windle has been managing director since January 2021. Windle is no stranger to EVs: he worked at Tesla for seven years, getting the first Roadster into production at Hethel. Lotus has already shown the first car of the Vision80 plan, the Evija, a carbonfibre-monocoque-based pure-electric hypercar. Its four motors are claimed to produce a combined 2000PS (1973bhp), which would make it the most powerful road car in history. The price tag? £2m a pop.While the Evija is limited to 130 units (as befits its 130 type number), the next car – currently referred to as Type 131 – will be the first series-production model of the new era."

 

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

 

VOLKSWAGEN ID.4 EV COMPLETES ITS CROSS-COUNTRY ROAD DRIVE

Volkswagen of America completed a drive across the country with the all-electric Volkswagen ID.4. The 6,700-mile journey started in New York City in mid-March and ended in Sacramento, CA on schedule 18 days later.

Drive team crossed 19 States plus the nation’s capital in a variety of weather conditions in effort to show drivability of VW ID.4.

The vehicle was charged at 32 Electrify America charging stations, among a few other opportunities that included overnight charging at selected hotels.

 

 

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It’s Over! Korean Battery Makers Settle Dispute | 12 Apr 2021
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  • Freightliner Opens Order Books For eCascadia And eM2 EV Trucks
  • France to offer grants for electric bikes
  • NewMotion's Charging Network Joins Electric Juice Network
  • Panasonic sees bigger cells as key to affordable EVs
  • Top 5 Mercedes EQS Features: Electric Luxury!
  • Rivian Pick Samsung Cells

 

 

Show #1050i

 

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2 KOREAN BATTERY MAKERS SETTLE DISPUTE

"Two South Korean manufacturers of electric vehicle batteries that are building plants in the United States said on Sunday that they had reached a $1.8 billion settlement in a trade secrets dispute that threatened the domestic battery supply and, with it, the Biden administration’s green agenda." reports the NY Times: "The announcement came on the day of a deadline set by the United States’ trade representative to decide whether to veto an International Trade Commission ruling in the intellectual property case between LG Energy Solution and SK Innovation. The commission’s ruling in favor of LG had threatened SK with a ban on supplying batteries in the country and put its facility under construction in Georgia at risk. The plant, which is still under construction, will supply batteries for electric vehicles for Ford and Volkswagen, and with the settlement agreement, SK is now also free to seek business from other companies."

 

"Their compromise will allow SK to complete the construction of the $2.6 billion electric vehicle battery plant in Georgia, which will supply electric vehicle batteries for Ford and Volkswagen. SK earlier said it could shut down the Georgia plant if the import ban is not overturned, which could hamper the Biden administration’s EV push and pledge for American jobs" reported Korea Bizwire: "LG, which supplies Tesla and a number of automakers, is the world’s No. 2 EV battery supplier with a share of 23.5 percent, and SK Innovation was in sixth place with a 6 percent share in the global EV market last year, according to SNE Research. The Seoul government welcomed their agreement and vowed to expand support to make the nation a battery power house."

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/11/business/dealbook/battery-dispute-electric-vehicles.html

 

http://koreabizwire.com/lg-sk-reach-last-minute-settlement-in-itc-battery-dispute/186988

 

FREIGHTLINER OPENS ORDER BOOKS FOR ECASCADIA AND EM2 EV TRUCKS

"Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has announced that its two very first all-electric trucks - the Freightliner eCascadia and Freightliner eM2 - are now available for order. The decision to start sales comes after a few years since the reveal of the proof of concept in 2018." according to InsideEVs: " During that time, the company has launched and gradually expanded its pilot fleet of 38 electric vehicles that collectively covered nearly 750,000 miles (1.2 million km) in customer hands in North America. The eCascadia and eM2 prototypes were tested in a variety of applications, including drayage, regional and local pickup and delivery, and food and beverage delivery. The Detroit ePowertrain offers three battery options:

 

210 kWh: charging in 1.5 to 4 hours

315 kWh: charging in 2 to 6 hours

475 kWh: charging in 2 to 6 hours"

 

https://insideevs.com/news/500134/freightliner-opens-orders-ecascadia-em2/

 

FRANCE TO OFFER GRANTS FOR ELECTRIC BIKES

"France will offer the owners of old internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles a grant of €2,500 ($AU4,000) if they hand over their vehicles for scrap and buy an electric bicycle, according to Reuters. Reporting on Monday, Reuters said that French lawmakers in the National Assembly approved over the weekend an amendment to the country’s ‘Fight against climate change’ bill currently passing through the French Parliament." says thedriven.io: "The bill, which aims to set a greenhouse gas emissions reduction target of 40% by 2030 based on 1990 levels, will unsurprisingly include a raft of minor legislative goals to reach the country’s ambitious greenhouse reduction target. Included amongst these legislative targets is a plan to offer a €2,500 grant to buy an electric bicycle, in exchange for the scrapping of an old ICE vehicle."

 

https://thedriven.io/2021/04/12/france-to-offer-grants-for-electric-bikes-in-cash-for-car-clunkers-program/

 

NEWMOTION'S CHARGING NETWORK JOINS ELECTRIC JUICE NETWORK

Octopus Energy and NewMotion, a leading European smart EV charging solutions provider, have agreed that customers of the Electric Juice Network (EJN) can now use the public charge points of NewMotion. NewMotion, a Shell group company, has thousands of charge points in the public charging network in Europe and the UK, including a growing amount of rapid charging at Shell Recharge.

Drivers of electric vehicles will now be able to pay with their Octopus Energy account across the participating charging networks, with all costs appearing on a single bill.

 

 

PANASONIC SEES BIGGER CELLS AS KEY TO AFFORDABLE EVS

"In a rare interview, Panasonic's EV battery boss provided a glimpse of the company's response to the larger battery cells promoted by client Tesla. Speaking to Bloomberg, Yasuaki Takamoto said bigger cells are the key to affordable electric cars, but indicated he's not convinced by Tesla's proposed cell format." says Green Car reports: " Tesla presented its 4680-format cylindrical cell as its future during its Battery Day last year, but it hadn't then produced any significant volume of them. Musk presented it as potentially halving cell cost over time. The bigger cells would also be harder to produce, are prone to overheating, and are more susceptible to particle contamination, Takamoto said. That's a frequent cause of battery fires, which occur when small pieces of metal work their way into a cell and cause it to short circuit, he said."

 

https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1131878_panasonic-bigger-cells-affordable-evs-tesla-format-change

 

TOP 5 MERCEDES EQS FEATURES: ELECTRIC LUXURY!

"This is the perfect type of car to go electric... but I'd still rather be driven in this car than drive it! The 2022 Mercedes EQS" - 2 million views already.

 

This is the perfect type of car to go electric... but I'd still rather be driven in this car than drive it! The 2022 Mercedes EQS

"Ola Källenius must be proud of the Mercedes-Benz EQS not only because it can beat the Tesla Model S. Another reason of joy for the Mercedes-Benz CEO is that the electric car will be profitable from day one, according to the executive. He also said it would not make as much money as the S-Class, but there’s a good reason for that." according to InsideEVs; "the EQS will not be a compliance vehicle, according to Källenius. Profits will be “reasonable,”"

 

https://insideevs.com/news/500393/mercedes-benz-eqs-profitable-beginning/

 

RIVIAN PICK SAMSUNG CELLS

"Rivian announced today that Samsung SDI is going to be supplying the battery cells for its electric pickup truck and upcoming electric vehicles. Securing battery cell supply is the most important thing to achieve volume production of new electric vehicle programs as automakers are fighting for limited supply." according to electrek: "“Rivian announced today that Samsung SDI will supply battery cells for Rivian vehicles. Samsung and Rivian have been working together throughout the vehicle development process to ensure robust cell testing and characterization. “We’re excited about the performance and reliability of Samsung SDI battery cells combined with our energy-dense module and pack design. Samsung SDI’s focus on innovation and responsible sourcing of battery materials aligns well with our vision.”"

 

https://electrek.co/2021/04/12/electric-pickup-truck-powered-samsung-sdi-battery-cells/

 

 

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Volkswagen ID.4 Beats EPA Range By 15% | 11 Apr 2021
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  • 8 Min Read - Once 'green' plug-in hybrid cars suddenly look like dinosaurs in Europe
  • Volkswagen ID.4 Beats EPA Range By 15%
  • Spanish Plan for EV Incentives
  • Hyundai IONIQ 5 charging
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E Can’t Wake Up
  • Xpeng to build factory in Wuhan
  • Kona Now Longest Range Of Any Grant-Eligible Vehicle
  • Tesla has increased the price of Model 3 and Model Y again
  • 93 Miles Tesla Model 3
  • Tesla Offers Electricity Tariffs to Powerwall Owners in Germany
  • Question Of The Week Answers

 

Show #1049i

 

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Sunday 11th April. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to.

 

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8 MIN READ - ONCE 'GREEN' PLUG-IN HYBRID CARS SUDDENLY LOOK LIKE DINOSAURS IN EUROPE

"Remember when plug-in hybrid cars were the go-to technology for the climate-conscious driver? Turns out, they’re not good for the environment, according to some experts, and they could be phased out by carmakers in the face of tougher European rules." reports Reuters: "Draft green finance regulations would ban manufacturers from labelling them as “sustainable investments” beyond 2025, potentially deterring investors. Meanwhile planned rules on emissions of pollutants like nitrogen oxides could increase the cost of producing these cars"

 

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-autos-europe-regulations-insight/once-green-plug-in-hybrid-cars-suddenly-look-like-dinosaurs-in-europe-idUSKBN2BZ0C2

 

VOLKSWAGEN ID.4 BEATS EPA RANGE ESTIMATE BY 15%

"In its most recent test, it put a Volkswagen ID.4 First Edition through its paces. When the smoke cleared and the dust settled, the car managed to travel 287 miles — about 15% more than the EPA’s 250 mile range estimate. Keep in mind that the Edmunds test leaves approximately 10 miles of range available at the end, since no one in their right mind would drive an electric car until it stopped running completely." says Clean TEchnica and yet my buddy Kyle Conner from Out Of Spec Motoring reguarly does exactly that: "our ID.4 used about 18% less energy than the EPA projected. This also means our ID.4 was slightly more efficient than the Tesla Model Y Performance, which recorded 29.6 kWh/100 miles in our testing versus its EPA estimate of 30 kWh/100 miles. That makes more sense considering the level of performance we’ve experienced in the Model Y, which most often comes with a trade-off in efficiency,” Edmunds reports."

 

https://cleantechnica.com/2021/04/09/volkswagen-id-4-beats-epa-range-estimate-by-15-in-edmonds-test/

 

SPANISH PLAN FOR EV INCENTIVES

"The Spanish government has approved a plan to spend up to 800 million euros ($950 million) until 2023 to encourage electric car sales, the Energy Ministry said on Friday." according to a Reuters report: "Private buyers would be entitled to subsidies of up to 7,000 euros per car, while authorities in small towns and companies buying fleets to use as taxis could get more. Buyers of electric vans would get up to 9,000."

 

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-spain-electric-subsidy-idUSKBN2BW25Y

 

HYUNDAI IONIQ 5 CHARGING

From Reddit: "just found this video, can't read anything except 219 kW charging speed at 51% SOC which is insane :) (191 kW at 37%, 185 kW at 36%)"

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrPOJnyxs-0

 

FORD MUSTANG MACH-E GOES TO SLEEP

"Early models of the all-electric 2021 Mustang Mach-E have a battery issue that may leave owners struggling to start their vehicles despite its being fully charged, according to a technical service bulletin that Ford sent to federal regulators." reports Detroit Free Press: "When this happens, Mach-E customers get notified by their FordPass app that the Mach-E is in "deep sleep" mode, TheVerge noted. The March 25 technical service bulletin filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration describes the situation in more technical terms: "12-Volt Battery Becomes Discharged While The Vehicle Is Plugged In During The High Voltage Charging Process." The issue affects vehicles built on or before Feb. 3, Ford said. While the company has touted the potential for over-the-air updates, this fix requires a dealer visit"

 

https://eu.freep.com/story/money/cars/ford/2021/04/09/mustang-mach-e-2021-battery-problem/7153778002/

 

XPENG TO BUILD FACTORY IN WUHAN

"Chinese electric vehicle (EV) start-up Xpeng Motors, which counts Alibaba Group Holding and Xiaomi among its backers, is building a factory less than a year after its first assembly facility went online." says the South China Morning Post; "The New York Stock Exchange-listed carmaker will build a 7.89 million sq ft factory in Wuhan, it said on Thursday. The facility will have the capacity to assemble 100,000 EVs a year."

 

The big Chinese EV makers like NIO, Li Auto, WM Motor - they are the ones with the EX5 and the EX6 6-seater - all viewed as a potential rivals to Tesla.

 

https://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/3128812/chinese-ev-start-xpeng-build-factory-wuhan-less-year-after

 

HYUNDAI KONA ELECTRIC NOW OFFERS THE LONGEST RANGE OF ANY PLUG-IN CAR GRANT-ELIGIBLE VEHICLE

"Hyundai Motor UK has reduced prices of its electric car range following changes to the government’s Plug-In Car Grant

KONA Electric 64KWh now has the longest electric range – at 300 miles (WLTP) – of any Plug-In Car Grant-eligible vehicle"

 

Tesla Increases Model 3 & Y Prices...Again

"Tesla Has Increased The Price Of Model 3 And Model Y Again In The Us – The Automaker’s Fourth price change in as many months this year. The price changes also come with a slight interior update." reports electrek: "It also comes as the US government is discussing reforming its EV incentive programs, which are likely going to affect Tesla prices. It’s something to keep an eye on since Tesla did decrease its prices when the EV incentive was taken away after it reached the threshold."

 

Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus: price went from $37,990 to $38,490

Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD: price went from $46,990 to $47,490

Tesla Model 3 Performance: price went from $55,990. to $56,990

Tesla Model Y Long Range AWD: price went from $49,990 to $50,490

Tesla Model Y Performance: price went from $60,990 and stayed the same

 

https://electrek.co/2021/04/09/tesla-updates-model-3-interior-increases-prices-again/

 

93 MILES TESLA MODEL 3

 "Tesla looks to take advantage of incentives for buyers of less expensive electric vehicles by offering a lower range Tesla Model 3, available in Canada.In 2019, Canada offered a $5,000 incentive for the purchase of an electric vehicle priced at $45,000 or less. The majority of the most popular-selling EVs in the country fell into the category of the incentive.

 

Tesla was excluded from the incentive because its Model 3 didn't land at or below the price requirement, which was $53,700." says Yahoo! Finance. Tesla never expected anyone to buy the bad Model 3, nor did it want to even sell the car in the first place. Until this week, you’ve never been able to configure the car on Tesla’s site. If you wanted the bad Model 3 for whatever reason, you had to order it in person or over the phone. That’s now changed, and that checkbox lets you build a 93-mile Model 3 if that’s something you’re interested in. Hell, Tesla’s apparently sold a few of them over the years, according to Electrek. The range on this version is software-locked (by limiting the battery capacity available for use), and you can’t pay to bring it up to 262 miles after the fact."

 

And electrek notes": This checkbox was not present on the Model 3 configurator until recently, according to Electrek. It indicates that perhaps Tesla is being forced to acknowledge the existence of this model on its website when it hasn’t for the past two years."

 

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/less-expensive-tesla-model-3-200848321.html

 

TESLA OFFERS ELECTRICITY TARIFFS TO POWERWALL OWNERS IN GERMANY

"Tesla has started offering its own electricity tariffs to some Powerwall owners in Germany. Together with the construction of a car factory, the company is preparing for a large-scale entry into the German electricity market with its hardware and software." says Tesmanian: "Green energy supplier Octopus Energy Germany recently began offering Tesla an electricity tariff. According to the website, it costs €78.95 per month with annual electricity consumption of 3,500 kilowatt-hours. This represents a savings of up to €66.48 per year over the regular Octopus Energy tariff."

 

https://www.tesmanian.com/blogs/tesmanian-blog/tesla-offers-electricity-rates-to-powerwall-owners-in-germany

 

 

 

QUESTION OF THE WEEK ANSWERS

 

JAN AT EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM

For my daily drive, I would have loved to have a new fresh version of the Volvo V60 to be electric. It is the perfect sized car for us. And of course, I need a towbar and the possibility to use a roof box on the car. But we also need to dream from time to time, and then I will take it all the way out and go for the Ferrari F8 Spider.

 

RAJEEV NARAYAN

At the risk of sounding unoriginal, my vote would have to go to the upcoming Tesla Roadster. It promises to raise the bar in terms of EV performance, range and design. I cannot wait to see one in the wild.

 

JON MANCHAK

My first thought was the Honda Civic. It’s a iconic car that is also close to my heart. The first car I bought was a 1999 Honda Civic Si. But, the more I thought about it I think we are asking the wrong question. We need new cars that take advantage of the flexibility of a EV platform. Much like packing engines into horse carriages made sense in the eyes of people before the automobile. We need flexibility in our vehicles that cater to our high density urban cities, suburbia and rural communities

 

ZAC MOSELEY FROM Classic Car Club Manhattan

Mclaren. They’re on their way with the Artura hybrid, but it would be great to see them make a full EV. Beyond that it would be great to see them make a full ev 2+2 coupe, although that’s not likely on their radar! The first time I drove a 12C I thought, “man, if only these guys would make something to compete with an M3”. They’ve brought chassis engineering and suspension to a different level where cars can corner totally flat, but remain totally compliant to cope with the undulations of real world roads. Apply that, with their lightweight chassis to a coupe and make it all electric and you might just have the perfect car. Maybe make it an estate to really tick all the boxes!

 

LEIF

VW ID.3, and because I live in the U.S., VW will only sell me the useless (for my purposes), bloated, expensive ID.4.  I have zero interest in Yet Another Damn $50k Crossover, okay?

The other would be the Tesla Junior (or Model Two or Model T or whatever), the <$30k compact BEV that Tesla hasn't worked its way round to producing just yet.  I'm guessing they'll get to it eventually and bring it stateside, but I'm not sure how far ahead of Chinese automakers they're going to be.

 

It's no accident that we're missing good low-end BEV options here.  Largely because of the U.S.'s stupid non-refundable tax credit subsidy strategy, the only people that get a full subsidy are those with $7500 dollar+ federal income tax bills, and most folks at that income level prefer to buy larger crossover-style EVs.  Our market is starving for $30k (or less, really) BEVs that are adequate family vehicles for local errands and commuting. BEV enthusiasts here are envious of the wide variety of functional, affordable BEVs in the European market

 

RICH IN CHAPEL HILL, NC

Easy question for me this week. It's the 2002 Toyota 4 Runner I used to own. I bought it in 2001, and drove it until 2018. Nothing could kill that car, except maybe the sun, which eventually damaged a lot of the interior. But the mechanical bits worked really well, and the 79 cubic feet of cargo space with the back seats folded was an utter life saver. Not to mention it could tow a small trailer, too.

If Toyota came out with something like that in EV form, I might be ready to forgive them a bit for being so very... well, Toyota the last few years.

 

MARK RICHARDS

The vehicle I want is an electric chevy avalanche.  It was the most versatile truck ever made, and with the added versatility of an EV would be amazing

 

JOEKER

The EV I want to see Tesla make is a no brainer! Model D. The Model D should be a Delorean replica made with a stainless steel exoskeleton just like the cyber truck. Please take my money!!!

 

EASTCOASTEVGUY

Well, as a father of 3 children.. Anything with either 5 full adult seats and good boot or a 7 seater.. Maybe with a 4wd option as we are rural... and maybe a little bit of fun performance and styling so is old fart parents can feel a bit hip to the groove..

 

Ford Galaxy

VW Touran

Seat Alhambra..

 

None are my favourite cars and I love the driving position of your pet hate (SUV’s) but really anything big family orientated, 200+ mile range and stacks of storage. A Model X for the masses at MG5 ish prices would be the Nirvana.

 

KARL CRAMER

I want an electric Corvette. So does Joe Biden. Additionally, I want them to remake the Mark Hamill classic movie Corvette Summer. The older Mr. Hamill can now play the shop teacher who instructs  the kids to convert an old Vette into an EV.

 

JOSH PRITT, SPACE COAST EV DRIVERS

My wife and I rented a Subaru Outback on a trip one time and we both agreed it would make a perfect EV.  Subaru should make EV versions of the WRX Impreza too. That would be a fun little sport EV for those with the need for speed.

 

BRENDAN HUTCHINA

The Cybertruck.  Wannnnnnnnnnnnts!

 

MARK ORRICO

I definitely want to see a Subaru Crosstrek (XV in Europe) EV ASAP!

 

NICK

Camaro by Chevrolet

IS200 by Lexus

Esprit by lotus

 

SCOTT VAN NIEKERK

Hands-down my answer to that is the Nissan Ariya

 

 

Hello - I would love to see and own Volkswagen ID. Space Vizzion because there is not enough of estate cars on the roads

 

 

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Apr 11, 2021
The Silicon Valley startup bringing EV apps to the masses | 10 Apr 2021
44:12

On today’s podcast:

  • How many cars are internet connected?
  • Tesla's Early Lead
  • Automotive Software
  • Why We Need Connectivity
  • Charging Networks
  • Benefits Of Making Level 2 Chargers 'Smart'
  • EVs and the grid
  • Paying Per Mile
  • Apps For Car Sharing Fleets
  • Privacy

 

Show #1048

 

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

 

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Coming up on show #1048 it's another Saturday Special interview, and we talk to Smartcar, a company enabling EV connectivity.

 

We know EVs are connected cars, they all have SIM cards an internet connection.   And whether or not your EV has an app which can simply pre-heat or pre-cool, or whether it's like Tesla where you can even unlock the car for someone else to drive it, most cars probably have more sensors and remote functions than you might realise.

 

There are a lot of reasons you'd want to connect to an EV - to see where it is, if you're a car sharing company you might want to allow a hirer to lock & unlock it, to see how far it's travelled if you're an insurance company charging by the mile, or maybe a smartphone apps which tells you when you're low on charge and suggests chargers within range.

 

It turns out all the car companies do their own thing in terms of communicating with our EVs, which makes life really hard for an app developer.   Which is where Smartcar comes in.

Smartcar provides a single point of access, so if you want to build an app or website which is compatible with all the EV makes and new cars as they come on the market, you can connect through Smartcar.   Let's get the CEO and co-founder on, that's Sahas Katta, to tell us more.  

 

 

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Survey: 70% Of Drivers Ready To Go EV | 09 Apr 2021
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  • Tesla Chair Laments Dirty Diesels
  • Tesla criticizes slow process in Germany
  • Norway Achieved 85% EV Share
  • 4 Trims Expanded In UK
  • 4 Arrives With Teardown Specialist Sandy Munro
  • Nissan: 70% of European drivers would consider EV
  • Renault To Debut Small Electric SUV
  • ChargePoint cooperates with truck stop chains
  • Octopus EV Promotes Salary Sacrifice
  • EV Challenge To Drive Pole to Pole

 

 

Show #1045

 

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Friday 9th April. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to.

 

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THE EFFECT OF REDUCED INCENTIVES

 

"Martyn - can you recap all the price drops in the last two weeks since the UK grant was reduced?"

 

  • Hyundai Ioniq Electric - now £30,495 and £32,495 (I've seen advertised from £28k)
  • Kona - starts at £27,895 for 39kWh battery and £32,495 for 64kWh battery
  • Same for Kia eNiro - £28,845 for small battery and 32,445 for big battery
  • Nissan we did yesterday, from £25,955 for 40kWh and £30,445 for 62kWh
  • Vauxhall Mokka-e is £30,540
  • BMW i3 cut almost £6k down to £31,305, and i3s got £7.5k cut to £32,305
  • Citroen e-C4 from £30,895

 

Cars which weren’t reduced but in the same market:

  • Skoda Enyaq from £31,245
  • Peugeot e-2008 from £29,000, e-208 from £25,770
  • 3 from £29,996

 

TESLA CHAIR LAMENTS DIRTY DIESELS

"Robyn Denholm, the Australian executive who is chair of global electric vehicle and battery storage leader Tesla, has lamented the dirty car fleets of her home country and in New Zealand, along with the death toll caused by dangerous vehicle pollution." reports thedriven.io: "In a video address to the NZ parliament, which is considering adopting a clean fuel target that would set a cap of 105 grams of Co2 per kilometre, Denholm said it was ironic how the two countries led the world in so many ways, including clean energy, but trailed so badly in clean road transport.  Denholm noted that Australia and New Zealand were blessed with “phenomenal” renewable energy resources, such as hydro and geothermal assets, as well as solar and wind. Denholm applauded the NZ Climate Change Commission proposal on clean car standards to target a reduction in average vehicle emissions to 105 grams per kilometer by 2025, down from its current average emissions of around 171g/km."

 

https://thedriven.io/2021/04/08/teslas-denholm-laments-dirty-car-fleets-in-nz-and-australia-and-pollution-death-toll/

 

TESLA CRITICIZES SLOW APPROVAL PROCESS FOR GERMAN FACTORY

"Tesla Inc. has criticized German bureaucracy and the slow final approval process for its nearly completed factory just outside of Berlin. The U.S. automaker's first European car plant is scheduled to open in Gruenheide, Brandenburg, this summer. Tesla said it was "irritating" that 16 months following submission of its approval application, there is still no timetable for issuing a final permit, which is handled by the Brandenburg state’s environmental office." write Automotive News: "A Tesla statement, seen by the German Press Association, said the automaker wants to see a "fast track" process for environmentally friendly industrial and transportation projects, arguing the production of electric cars offsets the environment impact made by building the factory. The statement said the "most glaring problem" is that current procedures and laws treat projects that combat climate change and those that accelerate it as the same. The final approval needed from the state of Brandenburg to bring the factory online has been repeatedly delayed, most recently in March, when the deadline passed with no explanation."

 

https://www.autonews.com/manufacturing/tesla-criticizes-slow-approval-process-german-factory?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

NORWAY ACHIEVED 85% EV SHARE LAST MONTH

"Norway bought 8,624 new electric passenger cars in March 2021. Besides, there were 4,379 new plug-in hybrids. Norway’s most successful model across all drive types last month was the Tesla Model 3, with 2,169 new registrations." says electrive: "The electric car market share was 56 per cent in March. PHEVs had a market share of 28.6 per cent last month. The market share of pure combustion vehicles was 9.5 per cent, dropping into the single-digit percentage range for the first time. The rest of the top ten shows the strong role of BEVs: the VW ID.4 is already in third place with 856 units, followed by the Volvo XC40 with 791 vehicles (the Norwegian statistics do not differentiate here between the combustion engine, PHEV and BEV versions). The Nissan Leaf (637 units), Mercedes EQC (589 new registrations) and Audi e-tron (430 cars)"

 

https://www.electrive.com/2021/04/07/norway-registers-84-8-marketshare-of-plug-in-cars-in-march/

 

ID.4 TRIMS EXPANDED IN UK

Following the introduction of the special First Edition, Volkswagen is today opening the order books for series-production versions of the new ID.4 electric SUV in the UK. The Volkswagen ID.4 Pro Performance will be available in Life, Family and Max specifications, starting at £41,570 RRP OTR and offering up to 323 miles range (WLTP combined). The three models are fitted with the same Pro Performance powertrain as the First Edition featuring a 77 kWh battery (net capacity) and 204 PS / 310 Nm electric motor. This powertrain underpins the ID.4 line-up, with the ID.4 Life Pro Performance predicted to be the top-selling version of the zero-emission SUV. The Pure models with a 52 kWh battery capacity will go on sale in the coming months. All three specifications support 125 kW rapid charging, which allows up to 199 miles of range in 30 minutes of charging.

 

ID.4 ARRIVES WITH TEARDOWN SPECIALIST SANDY MUNRO

"The Volkswagen ID.4 is about to be analyzed by a man who has made a career out of tearing down and studying every little detail of vehicles from the world’s largest automakers. After his teardown of the Tesla Model 3 and the Model Y, Munro is now about to conduct a partial teardown of the Volkswagen ID.4, the first of the German automaker’s new breed of electric cars that are coming to the United States. " reports Teslarati: "The teardown expert also pointed out some of the ID.4’s rather questionable parts, such as its “Engine Start” button, which Munro noted is unnecessary and only adds cost to the all-electric crossover.  Also notable were Munro’s first impressions of the ID.4’s infotainment system, which he noted was less intuitive compared to the Model 3 and Model Y’s center touchscreen. That said, the auto veteran did note that for car buyers who are just transitioning from internal combustion cars to into electric vehicles, the ID. 4’s features and infotainment system would be just fine."

 

Sandy Munro: “I’m sure this would have been more intuitive for me before I was driving a Tesla. Now, it seems kind of awkward because almost everything on the Tesla’s right here, and you can get into the touchscreen much faster”

 

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-vs-vw-id4-sandy-munro-first-impressions-video/

 

 

NISSAN: 70% OF EUROPEAN DRIVERS WOULD CONSIDER EV

"When asked if they would consider buying an electric vehicle as their next car, 70%1 of European drivers say they would. The most popular reason for drivers considering the change is the environmental benefits offered by a zero-emissions vehicle (49%1)." reports Automotive World: "The pan-European survey is Nissan’s most comprehensive investigation into the driving habits and charging experience of EV drivers to date. Dispelling many of the myths currently preventing drivers from making the switch, the research demonstrates there are good reasons to change to an EV. Nissan surveyed 7,000 motorists across Europe, split evenly between EV and ICE (internal combustion engine) motorists. Initial findings released today, uncovered that EV driver satisfaction is promisingly high, with 89%1 of EV drivers saying the switch to EV was the right decision. 74%1 feel more relaxed and 77%1 find it smoother to drive than an ICE vehicle."

 

https://www.automotiveworld.com/news-releases/tipping-point-70-of-european-drivers-would-consider-an-electric-vehicle-as-their-next-car/

 

RENAULT TO DEBUT NEW SMALL ELECTRIC SUV

"Renault will finally step into the electric SUV segment with their very own proposal that’s expected to be unveiled before the end of 2020. Following hot on the heels of the latest Zoe, as well as the City K-ZE (pictured here) that will arrive in Europe rebadged as a Dacia, this as of yet unnamed model is said to be based on the new CMF-EV platform that debuted in the Morphoz Concept, at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show, reports LArgus." says CarScoops: "Known internally as the BCB, it’s believed to be slightly bigger than the electric supermini, slotting just under the new Captur in terms of size."

 

https://www.carscoops.com/2020/04/renault-to-debut-new-small-electric-suv-for-europe-this-year-says-report/

 

CHARGEPOINT COOPERATES WITH TRUCK STOP CHAINS

"Charging network ChargePoint and NATSO, a national trade association representing the truck stop and travel plaza industry, have announced significant progress in the first year of the National Highway Charging Collaborative, an initiative that plans to leverage $1 billion in public and private capital to deploy charging at more than 4,000 travel plazas and fuel stops serving highway travelers and rural communities nationwide by 2030." says ChargedEVs: "In its first year, the public-private collaborative funded more than 150 DC fast charging spots in at least eight states, including California, Florida, Iowa, Missouri and Washington. "

 

https://chargedevs.com/newswire/chargepoint-cooperates-with-truck-stop-chains-to-deploy-public-charging-across-the-us/

 

OCTOPUS EV PROMOTES SALARY SACRIFICE

"Energy provider Octopus has launched a new leasing service – Electric Dreams – offering 100% electric car salary sacrifice schemes, to save employees thousands as they switch to clean green driving." writes Stephen at DriveEV.net: "Similar to the popular cycle-to-work scheme, employers can give their staff a highly valuable benefit that is also good for the planet. Drivers already signed up are saving an average of £14,445 over three years, by sacrificing some pre-tax salary in return for a brand new electric car."

 

https://driveev.net/2021/04/07/octopus-launches-electric-dreams-an-ev-leasing-company-unlocking-salary-sacrifice-for-businesses/

 

EV CHALLENGE TO DRIVE POLE TO POLE

"British adventurer and Guinness World Record holder Chris Ramsey will become the first person to drive from Pole to Pole in a bid to raise awareness of climate change and the role that electric cars can play in reducing our carbon footprint." says The Herald in Scotland: "This will be the first time that any vehicle has driven from the South Pole to the magnetic North 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 late 2022, covering 17,000 miles across 14 countries as the team make their way from the South Pole to the finish line at magnetic North."

 

https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/19214687.ramsey-will-become-first-person-drive-pole-pole/

 

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Tesla Model 3 Sells Well In UK & Germany | 08 Apr 2021
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  • BMW sold over 70,000 plug-ins in Q1
  • Mercedes snags trademark for EQG
  • Tesla rolls out prefab Supercharger
  • Tesla delays deliveries of new Model S and X
  • World Car of the Year: VW ID.4 vs Honda e
  • Android Auto gets EV charging apps
  • Hyundai-Kia won’t use Canoo EV platform
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  • Hyundai unveils 2021 Kona Electric pricing for AUS
  • CUPRA Born testing at -30 degrees

 

Show #1045

 

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NISSAN LEAF PRICE REDUCTIONS

A couple of follow-ups from yesterdays podcast. We talked about the Nissan price reductions, but one listener asked how MUCH was the LEAF reduced by? So here goes with a number dump...

 

  • Acenta £25,995 (£1,350)
  • N-Connecta £27,995 (£650)
  • LEAF 10 £28,670 (£650)
  • Tekna £29,995 (£665)
  • E+ N-Connecta £30,445 (Downwards arrow £5,250)
  • E+ Tekna £32,445 (Downwards arrow £5,265)

 

TESLA MODEL 3 SELLS WELL IN UK & GERMANY

Second follow up from yesterday we talked about the UK plug-in share being 14% in March, but what about specific cars? "As usual, we have very thin up-to-date numbers from the SMMT on popular plugin models in the UK. Worth noting is that several of the top 10 best selling autos now have plugin variants (table below)." says Max Holland at CleanTechnica: "The Tesla Model 3, thanks to its usual end-of-quarter push, did get in to the top 10 overall autos in March, at #4 spot. Its total volume over the first quarter – of around 7,300 – should have put it at a respectable #11 spot on the overall best sellers list for the year so far, a good result." Remember the UK government removed the car grant on March 18th but Tesla responded by saying they would artificially rude their prices, ie keep them the same for the customer, IF you ordered by March 31st. So Tesla taking the hit might have persuaded people to bring forward purchases.

 

Tesla's German registrations in Q1 were up 83% year-over-year. Tesla registered 6,074 vehicles in Germany. In March alone it was 3,703. In Germany most EVs were sold by VW though, with over 10,000 in Feb of the ID.3, e-UP and PHEV Golf.

 

https://cleantechnica.com/2021/04/06/uk-hits-13-9-plugin-share-in-march-up-almost-2x-year-on-year

 

BMW GROUP SOLD OVER 70,000 PLUG-INS IN Q1

BMW Group sales of electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles totaled 70,207 in in the first quarter of the year, an increase of 129.8% percent over the 30,692 sold in the same period a year ago.

With the BMW iX3, which was just released in Europe a few weeks ago, the BMW i3 and the MINI Cooper SE, the BMW Group already offers a strong range of fully-electric vehicles that will be joined over the course of the year by two key innovation flagships: the BMW iX and the BMW i4.

The BMW Group expects fully-electric vehicles to account for at least 50% of its global sales in 2030. The MINI brand is likely to reach this milestone already in 2027.

 

MERCEDES SNAGS A EUROPEAN TRADEMARK FOR EQG

"Last fall, Mercedes-Benz CEO Ola Källenius talked about the company's plans to electrify its popular G-Class SUV, and now, a European Union Intellectual Property Office filing found by members of the MBEQClub forum and reported on by The Drive Friday shows that Mercedes has trademarked the name "EQG." " says CNET: "This trademark filing very likely means that Mercedes is planning on offering a fully-battery-electric Geländewagen, rather than one that's merely been "electrified" with a hybrid system."

 

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/mercedes-snags-a-european-trademark-for-eqg/

 

TESLA ROLLS OUT PREFAB SUPERCHARGER

"A recent Supercharger installation in Beaver, Utah, has caught the eye of the electric vehicle community. Based on an image shared of the Supercharger site, it appears that the charging stalls have been pre-installed on a large concrete slab. Speculations initially suggested that the setup was just an updated iteration of the Megapack-powered mobile Superchargers that Tesla deploys during peak seasons, but it soon became evident that the setup in the recently-shared images was quite different. " reports Teslarati: "By setting up the Superchargers and their electronics on large concrete slabs even before they are placed in their respective locations, Tesla would be able to complete Supercharger installations much faster. It could also help the company install large numbers of Superchargers more efficiently.

 

The pic shows a line of 4 superchargers and 2 cabinets on one flatbed truck.

 

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-prefab-supercharger-images/

 

TESLA DELAYS DELIVERIES OF NEW MODEL S AND MODEL X ELECTRIC VEHICLES

"Tesla buyers who ordered the new, recently refreshed Model S and Model X models are seeing their deliveries being pushed back as the automaker is experiencing delays in bringing the vehicles to production. When Tesla unveiled the new refreshed Model S and Model X in January, CEO Elon Musk said that the first deliveries would happen within a few weeks." says electrek: " That was six weeks ago, and there has yet to be a single reported new Model S or Model X delivery. Tesla appears to have run into some issues in producing and/or getting the new Model S and Model X ready for deliveries. Now, many Tesla buyers who placed orders early after the new Model S was launched are seeing their estimated delivery dates pushed back by a few months."

 

Elon Musk said on the earning call that he would hold an event within a couple of weeks to discuss the cars in more detail...that never happened.

 

https://electrek.co/2021/04/07/tesla-delays-deliveries-new-model-s-x-electric-vehicles/

 

2021 WORLD CAR OF THE YEAR: VW ID.4 AND HONDA E AMONG FINALISTS

"The recently announced short list of finalists for The 2021 World Car of the Year (WCOTY) award include several electric cars - two in the main category. Volkswagen ID.4 and Honda e will compete for the World Car of the Year title. We can see two more all-electric models - Polestar 2 and Mazda MX-30 - considered also in specific categories" says InsideEVs: "The last time we saw an electric car on the top was the Jaguar I-PACE in 2019, and previously the Nissan LEAF in 2011."

 

"A jury of 93 distinguished international automotive journalists selected the finalists by secret ballot based on their evaluation of each eligible vehicle as part of their professional work. KPMG tabulated the vote results."

 

Honda e also up for World Urban Car, Polestar 2 for World Luxury Car and MX-30 for World Car Design Of The Year.

 

https://insideevs.com/news/499545/2021-wcoty-finalists-volkswagen-id4/

 

ANDROID AUTO GETS NAVIGATION AND EV CHARGING APPS

"Users of Android Auto should start to see a greater selection of in-car compatible apps on the Play Store. According to an announcement on Google’s Android developer blog, Android Auto devs working on navigation, parking, and EV charging apps can now push them to production." according to TheNextWeb: "Apps from the likes of Chargepoint, PlugShare, A Better Route Planner, and T Map, should start appearing on the Play Store very soon. Drivers can now use the apps as part of Android Auto on their car’s main infotainment screen without needing to be signed up to the beta program."

 

https://thenextweb.com/shift/2021/04/06/get-ready-heaps-more-android-auto-apps/

 

HYUNDAI-KIA WON’T USE CANOO EV PLATFORM

"Canoo’s deal with Hyundai-Kia announced last year appears to have fallen flat. New Canoo chairman Tony Aquila broke the news last Monday during an “icy investor call,” as The Verge reports. The collapse is set against a backdrop of a strategy change at Canoo." reports electrive: "The Californian start-up seems to want to keep their skateboard platform to themselves and sell vehicles to fleet operators rather than selling the EV technology to third parties. Canoo had announced the deal with Hyundai in February 2020, and it was supposed to result in both the Hyundai and Kia brands building vehicles on Canoo’s electric vehicle platform."

 

https://www.electrive.com/2021/04/05/hyundai-kia-wont-use-canoo-ev-platform-it-appears/

 

HYUNDAI UNVEILS 2021 KONA ELECTRIC PRICING FOR AUS

"Hyundai has released pricing and specifications details for the 2021 Kona Electric, which gets not only a fresh new face but also an increase in range and new driver-assist and technology features. Doing away with the honeycomb-style “grille” in favour of a sleeker nose and lines, the 2021 Hyundai Kona Electric offers 484km (WLTP) driving range up from the 2019 model’s 449km, thanks in part to new low rolling resistance tyres." says thedriven.io: "It will still offer the same 150kW power output from its single-speed motor, as well as the same battery size, but pricing will increase slightly to a base price of $62,000 for the Elite model and $66,000 for the range-topping Highlander."

 

https://thedriven.io/2021/04/07/hyundai-unveils-2021-kona-electric-pricing-with-longer-range-and-design-tweaks/

 

BLUE BIRD DELIVERS ELECTRIC SCHOOL BUS EQUIPPED WITH NUVVE V2G TECH

"Iconic school bus manufacturer Blue Bird has delivered an electric school bus equipped with V2G (vehicle-to-grid) technology from Nuvve, one of two Blue Bird Type C electric buses delivered to two school districts in Illinois. The e-buses are powered by the Cummins PowerDrive EV system." says ChargedEVs: "Nuvve’s V2G platform allows the bus batteries to store energy, allowing fleets to sell energy to local utilities at times of peak demand. The system can also be used to supply energy to the school and to intelligently charge the buses during non-peak hours to reduce utility demand charges. Hollis Consolidated School District’s latest e-bus purchase makes the district’s fleet 100% electric. "

 

https://chargedevs.com/newswire/blue-bird-delivers-electric-school-bus-equipped-with-nuvve-v2g-tech/

 

NEW CUPRA BORN - WINTER TESTING AT -30 DEGREES

"Winter time just a few kilometres from the Arctic Circle. A completely white land, where about 200 words are used to describe snow by the local culture, with temperatures reaching 30 below zero and a circuit on a 6 km2 frozen lake.  The CUPRA engineers have spent two years testing the car on this harsh environment, using cutting-edge technology to take the development of the CUPRA Born to the highest level. Now in the final test stage before its launch, they are pushing the brand’s first 100% electric car to its limits in the most difficult conditions."

 

Will be made alongside the ID.3 and ID.4 in Germany.

 

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GM announces electric Chevy Silverado pickup | 07 Apr 2021
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  • Did Polestar Just Tease A Hotter Version Of The Polestar 2 EV?
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  • Sales of Nissan e-POWER electrified vehicles in Japan surpasses 500,000
  • Nissan cuts cost of Leaf to qualify for plug-in grant
  • UK EV Registrations COntinue Their Rise
  • US electric car incentive is rumored to increase to $10,000 in program reform

 

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GM ANNOUNCES ELECTRIC CHEVY SILVERADO PICKUP

"General Motors announced Tuesday that it will produce an all-electric Chevrolet Silverado truck, with an estimated driving range of more than 400 miles on a single charge."  reports CNN Business: "The truck will join an increasingly crowded field of competitors from established automakers like Ford (F), which has already said it will make electric version of its F-Series pickup, as well as startups, such as Tesla (TSLA), with the Cybertruck, and Rivian, with the R1T. The new electric Silverado will not be a modified version of the gasoline- or diesel-powered truck equipped with batteries and electric motors. Instead, it will be engineered from the beginning as an electric-only truck, GM said, using the same Ultium electric vehicle engineering that will underlie many of the automaker's future electric vehicles, including the GMC Hummer EV models and the Cadllac Lyriq SUV."

 

"The company did not immediately say when the electric Silverado will go on sale, but GM president Mark Reuss said at an event on Tuesday that the company will also make commercial fleet-focused versions of the truck. GM has been teasing an electric Silverado for months now. It previously said it may not release a pickup EV until mid-decade and hadn’t officially announced the truck was coming until Tuesday." according to The Verge: "The electric Silverado will be made at “Factory Zero,” the recently rebranded Detroit-Hamtramck plant dedicated to EVs and AVs that GM is currently retooling at a cost of more than $2 billion. It’s the same plant where GM will build the all-electric Hummer SUV and Hummer pickup. The Silverado is so important to GM that it’s currently selling versions of the truck that are missing a microchip that helps improve fuel economy thanks to the global semiconductor shortage."

 

"Shares of General Motors closed at a new record Tuesday after the automaker confirmed plans to produce an all-electric Chevrolet Silverado pickup at an assembly plant for EVs that’s under construction in Detroit.The electric Silverado is part of a previously announced $2.2 billion investment in the plant to produce an array of its next-generation EVs" says CNBC: "he new vehicles are part of GM’s plan to release 30 new EVs globally by 2025 under a $27 billion investment in electric and autonomous vehicles during that time frame. The company plans to sell at least 1 million EVs annually by then."

 

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/04/06/success/gm-electric-chevy-silverado-pickup/index.html

 

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DID POLESTAR JUST TEASE A HOTTER VERSION OF THE POLESTAR 2 EV?

"Polestar is Volvo’s sporty and electrified arm and it currently has one pure-EV in its lineup, the Polestar 2. It’s about as close a rival as we currently have to the Tesla Model 3, although it’s not quite as quick as the Model 3 Performance. Well, that could change with a more aggressive performance version of the Polestar 2, which appears to be what the CEO of Polestar seems to have hinted at via a couple of recent Instagram posts." says InsideEVs; "Thomas Ingenlath posted two photos of what appears to be a sportier version of the Polestar 2 EV. How can we tell? Well, the car clearly sits lower on its suspension and it looks like it’s riding on wheels borrowed from the more exclusive Polestar 1 (albeit completely blacked out). The front bumper is also different - the lower part is painted in the body color. The plastic cladding around the wheel arches is also finished in the body color and with the bumper, the black wheels and the visibly lower ride height, it looks like a far more focused vehicle than the standard car".

 

https://insideevs.com/news/499218/polestar2-performance-hot-version-teaser-ceo/

 

VOLKSWAGEN MEB-BASED ELECTRIC CARS WILL BE V2G FROM 2022

"During its Power Day in March, Volkswagen said it was moving ahead with vehicle to grid (V2G) bi-directional battery charging technology. Now it’s official. In an interview with Handelsblatt this week, Volkswagen board member Thomas Ulbricht said, “The test vehicles are running. We are in the last [phases] with the preparations.”" reports CleanTechnica: "Beginning in January, 2022, every electric car from the Volkswagen Group that uses the MEB electrical platform — that includes cars from Audi, Skoda, and Seat-Cupra — will be able to not only charge from the electrical grid but also able to return electricity to the grid on demand. Ulbricht explains that expanded business models relating to the battery are just one component of a much more fundamental change in the automotive industry that will be triggered by digitization. Volkswagen sees itself monetizing all that stored electricity by making it available to utility companies and grid operators. Some of the income would go to the owners of the cars. Handelsblatt says in the final analysis, automakers may have the upper hand. They provide the warranty coverage for those batteries and can adjust their warranties to favor the use of their own networks."

 

https://cleantechnica.com/2021/04/06/all-volkswagen-meb-based-electric-cars-will-be-v2g-capable-beginning-in-2022/

 

SALES OF NISSAN E-POWER ELECTRIFIED VEHICLES IN JAPAN SURPASSES 500,000

"Nissan announced that cumulative sales of vehicles with its e-POWER electrified powertrain (earlier post) surpassed 500,000 units at the end of March. The e-POWER system uses a highly efficient gasoline engine to generate electricity for the electric motor that propels the vehicle. For customers, this delivers EV-like excitement, quietness and smooth acceleration, but with the confidence and convenience that comes with a fuel tank, and without the need to plug in to recharge." according to Green Car Congress: "e-POWER made its debut in Japan on the Note compact car in November 2016. In February 2021, the all-new Nissan Qashqai recently debuted in the European market with an e-POWER model announced following the mild-hybrid model, marking the first offering of e-POWER in the continent."

 

https://www.greencarcongress.com/2021/04/20210406-epower.html

 

NISSAN CUTS COST OF LEAF TO QUALIFY FOR PLUG-IN GRANT

"Price reductions for the 40kWh and 62kWh versions of the Nissan Leaf have been announced to ensure the electric vehicle (EV) qualifies for the plug-in car grant. All grades of the Nissan Leaf and both battery capacities (40kWh and 62kWh) are now eligible for the revised grant, with pricing now starting from £25,995 OTR (including the Government grant of £2,500)." writes Fleet News: "Peugeot revised pricing for all e-2008 models and enhanced deposit contributions for the e-208 range in response to the grant cut.  Peugeot’s price cut came after Vauxhall reduced the prices of its Mokka-e and Vivaro-e so that all its electric models are eligible for the revised plug-in grant.  Fellow Stellantis brand Citroen confirmed price cuts to its new e-C4 model following the changes to the grant.  BMW also announced it was cutting the cost of its i3 electric car last week, to ensure customers can still take advantage of the Government’s plug-in grant."

 

https://www.fleetnews.co.uk/news/latest-fleet-news/electric-fleet-news/2021/04/06/nissan-cuts-cost-of-leaf-to-qualify-for-plug-in-grant

 

UK EV REGISTRATIONS CONTINUE THEIR RISE

UK new car registrations ‘grow’ for first time since August – up 11.5% – but remain -36.9% adrift of 10-year March average.

The shift to new technologies is continuing, however, with plug-in vehicle demand reaching its highest ever volume. Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) took a combined market share of 13.9%, up from 7.3% last year as the number of models available to customers increased from 72 to 116. Registrations of BEVs increased by 88.2% to 22,003 units, while PHEVs rose by 152.2% to 17,330. Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs) also rose 42.0% to reach 21,599 registrations.

 

https://www.smmt.co.uk/2021/04/the-only-way-is-up-for-new-car-registrations-as-showrooms-look-to-reopen/

 

US ELECTRIC CAR INCENTIVE IS RUMORED TO INCREASE TO $10,000 IN PROGRAM REFORM

"The US federal government is currently looking to include a ramp-up of investments in electrification as part of a massive infrastructure bill. It’s unclear how the money will be spent, but we are now hearing that the electric car tax credit could increase to $10,000." says electrek:" Now Wedbush analyst Dan Ives, one of the top-rated analysts that follow the electric vehicle market, says that the rumor in Washington is that the new incentive will be $10,000"

 

 

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Tesla Nudges Owners Off-Peak with Discounted Charging| 06 Apr 2021
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  • Audi Q4 E-Tron Reveal On April 14
  • Chinese-Market NIO ES6 Spotted Without Camouflage In California
  • Car Park With Dozens Of Hyundai Ioniq 5
  • Dacia Spring vs Competition
  • The next electric car battery champion could be European
  • Stellantis plans to triple electric vehicle sales

 

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EV-BATTERY RIVALS RACE THE CLOCK TO SWAY BIDEN ON IMPORT BAN

"Two of the world’s largest electric-vehicle battery makers have hired top Washington insiders to hold near-daily meetings with the Biden administration in a battle that could affect the electrification plans of Ford Motor Co. and Volkswagen AG." says Bloomberg's Hyperdrive: "SK Innovation Co., Ford’s battery supplier for its upcoming electric F-150 pickup truck, faces a 10-year U.S. import ban on its Korean-made batteries and components after April 11. LG Energy Solution Co., which won the order against its rival from the U.S. International Trade Commission for what the agency said was an “extraordinary” effort to destroy evidence in a trade secrets battle, has also brought in hired guns to influence the Biden team. Meetings are being held with at least a dozen agencies, including officials at Labor, Transportation and Energy. Talks, conducted over the internet because of the Covid-19 pandemic, have focused on “climate change, electrification of vehicles, the Ford F-150 and jobs. Biden has until April 11 to intervene. Presidential vetoes, known formally as “disapprovals,” of ITC import bans are rare.  Both South Korean battery makers are building plants in the U.S. that would employ thousands of American workers. At the same time, Biden can’t be seen as wavering on intellectual property protection considering the long-standing U.S. dispute with China over the issue."

 

This affects cells for Ford F-150, VW's ID.4 which is allowed to use them for two years. VW, at least to me, appear to be pulling away from the Korean battery makers regardless of what happens in favour of European and CHinese cells.

 

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-04-06/ev-battery-rivals-sk-lg-race-clock-to-sway-biden-on-import-ban

 

TESLA INTRODUCES 50% SUPERCHARGING DISCOUNT

"Tesla is introducing a new 50% discount for Supercharging during the night at Supercharger stations in metro areas in California. It’s the automaker’s latest move to help with network capacity." says electrek: "Several California-based Tesla owners are reporting having received this message in their in-app notifications: "Avoid the rush and save 50% on your charging fees before 10 a.m. and after 7 p.m. at all Superchargers in California’s major metro areas. For specific rates and eligible sites, tap the Supercharger map pin on your in-car touchscreen." The focus on urban Supercharger stations appears to aim to incentivize Tesla owners who regularly use Superchargers as their main way of charging, mainly for apartment dwellers who might have difficulty getting home charging, to charge at night in order to reduce daytime usage and wait times"

 

https://electrek.co/2021/04/05/tesla-isupercharging-discount-night-california-help-capacity/

 

TOYOTA BZ BADGE REVEALED

"Toyota has revealed a glimpse of the badge and branding its upcoming BZ all-electric SUV will wear in new trademarks filed by the brand. The Japanese company’s new BZ is a mid-sized rival for the Volkswagen ID.4 and Kia e-Niro electric SUVs and is set to be unveiled at this year’s Shanghai Motor Show." says AutoExpress: "Toyota confirmed the EV’s existence last year and, over the past 12 months, it has repeatedly told us that the BZ badge was nothing more than an internal placeholder name. However, this trademark application is the first indication we’ve had on the production car’s nameplate. Although it won’t be Toyota’s first pure-electric car, the BZ marks an important turning point in the company’s electrification strategy which, until now, has prioritised hybrid, plug-in hybrid and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles. After months of silence, Toyota’s most recent trademark application suggests the finished SUV will indeed carry the BZ nameplate. The brand has also spent much of the past year registering trademarks for a “BZ Series,” claiming everything from BZ1 to BZ5."

 

BZ = Beyond Zero

 

https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/toyota/353801/new-electric-toyota-bz-badge-revealed-patent-drawing

 

AUDI Q4 E-TRON REVEAL ON APRIL 14

"The Audi Q4 E-Tron is almost upon us, with its debut set on April 14, 2021. We've known for a while that there will be two flavors for the luxurious VW ID.4, confirmed by the Q4 E-Torn Sportback Concept that was introduced last year and the several spy shots that surfaced online. It was believed that the more conventional upright rear will arrive first, while the swoopy Sportback launching later. But Audi's latest teaser on Facebook tells us otherwise as both models are arriving on April 14, 2021." according to Motor1: "As an all-electric model and a luxury model at that, you shouldn't be surprised that the Q4 E-Tron comes with a tech-laden cabin. It comes with Audi's signature Virtual Cockpit with a standard 10.1-inch MMI touchscreen. An 11.6-inch touchscreen will be offered as an option, which will be the largest screen real-estate in an Audi when it's launched."

 

https://www.motor1.com/news/498653/audi-q4-etron-sportback-april-14/

 

CHINESE-MARKET NIO ES6 SPOTTED WITHOUT CAMOUFLAGE IN CALIFORNIA

"Right now, NIO is only selling its five-seater ES6 SUV to its home base: China. But it turns out that one has been spotted in South Bay, an area hear San Jose, California, without camouflage. Richard Chen posted the moment a friend captured on Twitter via three photos—and, interestingly, someone in the comments claimed to have seen a gray version on the streets as well." according to Jalopnik: "NIO does have a North American base located in San Jose, California, but it’s a little surprising to see one of its cars actually tooling around on the road because no one has really pegged the company as being close to American distribution.  Is the EV company soldiering through its darkest days, spurred on by big dreams of American distribution? Is someone just taking the cars for a last joy ride? Only time will tell."

 

https://jalopnik.com/chinese-market-nio-es6-spotted-without-camouflage-in-lo-1846615268

 

CAR PARK WITH DOZENS OF HYUNDAI IONIQ 5

"Despite the components shortage, the production of Hyundai Ioniq 5 has started in Ulsan factory in March and continues into April, at a lower rate than initially planned. Here is a very short video, recorded on April 4 in South Korea, that presents a parking lot with probably dozens of brand new Ioniq 5, ready for shipping." says InsideEVs: "It's great to see that Hyundai is at this stage already and possibly soon will send the first batch of cars to Europe, as well as to South Korean dealers. Those are the first two major markets. In South Korea, the first Ioniq 5 are spotted pretty regularly (the customer deliveries to start this quarter. To support the ro lout, Hyundai Motor Group is building a new network of ultra-fast charging stations in Korea. In Europe the company has simply joined the IONITY network."

 

https://insideevs.com/news/499059/hyundai-ioniq-5-parking-korea/

 

DACIA SPRING VS COMPETITION

"The affordable EV now sold in Europe had its range tested by the French magazine L’Automobile against three other competitors: the Renault Twingo Electric, the Volkswagen e-Up!, and the Renault ZOE R110. L’Automobile measured their ranges in the urban, road, and mixed cycles. If it ran only in city streets, the Dacia Spring would achieve an energy efficiency superior to that offered by the Lucid Air or the Mercedes-Benz EQS. The A-segment hatchback gets 5.3 mi/kWh" says INsideEVs: "For its 26.8 kWh battery pack, what helps is the low weight of only 960 kilograms.  The Renault Twingo Electric weighs 1,518 kg. The Volkswagen e-Up! did a better job keeping the mass low – 1,160 kg. Although the French magazine tests reveal how disappointing the Dacia Spring performance is, it also demonstrates that it does a fantastic job at spending little energy and getting the most of what its battery pack can offer in the city"

 

The Zoe weighs 1,468 kg.

 

https://insideevs.com/features/498558/dacia-spring-less-weight-efficiency/

 

THE NEXT ELECTRIC CAR BATTERY CHAMPION COULD BE EUROPEAN

"With Europe expected to lead the world in electric car sales for a second straight year, an epic rush to build a battery supply chain from scratch is playing out across the continent." writes the South China Morning Post: "Fuelled by state support of at least 6.1 billion euros (US$7.3 billion) and investment plans totalling 10 times that in just one year, the race is on for a regional champion to emerge. The contestants include start-ups Northvolt in Sweden, Britishvolt and France’s Automotive Cells Co, and powerhouses Tesla and Volkswagen. BloombergNEF estimates the continent could see its share of global battery production rise to 31 per cent by 2030 from just 7 per cent last year. Traditional car-making countries Germany, France, Italy and the UK are especially keen to stay competitive in battery technology and maintain their manufacturing bases."

 

https://www.scmp.com/tech/big-tech/article/3128346/next-electric-car-battery-champion-could-be-european-rivalling-giant

 

STELLANTIS PLANS TO TRIPLE ELECTRIC VEHICLE SALES

"Stellantis is looking at nearly tripling its global sales of electric vehicles this year, the head of holding company Exor, the carmaker’s main shareholder, said on Thursday." to Reuters: "The world’s fourth largest carmaker targets global sales of 400,000 high voltage vehicles this year from 139,000 in 2020 thanks to the launch of 11 additional models, John Elkann, who also serves as Stellantis chairman, said in a letter to Exor shareholders. Stellantis, formed in January by merging Italian-American Fiat Chrysler and France’s PSA, wants to exploit its size to take on rivals in the race to produce more electric vehicles."

 

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-stellantis-electric/stellantis-plans-to-triple-electric-vehicle-sales-in-2021-elkann-idUSKBN2BO551

 

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Dutch Plan To Install A Million Chargers By 2030 | 05 Apr 2021
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  • Are Toyota And Subaru Planning A Performance EV?
  • Audi explains decision to favour Dakar
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  • AMG's CEO on a Strategy for the Future
  • Dutch Plan To Install A Million Chargers By 2030
  • Dutch EV Sales Down As Company Car Tax Rises
  • Italian Job Mini's Were Electric
  • The Moment VW Decided To Go 'All In' On EVs

 

 

Show #1043

 

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NICO ROSBERG’S TEAM MAKES HISTORY AS FIRST EXTREME E WINNER

Rosberg X Racing made history as first Extreme E winner at the inaugural race weekend in AlUla, Saudi Arabia. The final race of weekend saw Nico Rosberg’s Extreme-E team take on Lewis Hamilton‘s X44 team and Andretti United team.

With the Desert X Prix now done-and-dusted, the cars will be loaded back onto the St. Helena – Extreme E’s floating centrepiece – to set sail for Lac Rose in Senegal, the setting for the Ocean X Prix on 29/30 May.

 

TESLA'S COLLISION COURSE WITH GERMAN UNION

"As Tesla works to get its mammoth new factory in Germany up and running by the summer, disturbing delicate reptile habitats may be the least of Elon Musk's worries.  After sparring with locals over everything from water supply to deforestation, there may be an even larger threat looming: Germany's largest union." says Business Insider: "Tesla hasn't made many friends of labor activists in the US, and the 2.2-million-strong IG Metall isn't likely to go down without a fight, experts told Insider. Allowing a massive non-union plant to build cars in Germany would set the dangerous precedent that companies don't need to engage in collective bargaining, he said. It would also mean thousands of members would potentially go without the contractually enforced job security, wages, and benefits the rest of the industry enjoys."

 

https://www.businessinsider.com/tesla-gigafactory-berlin-union-battle-ig-metall-2021-4?r=US&IR=T

 

VW CEO TAKES BLAME FOR VOLTWAGEN

"Volkswagen of America’s chief executive took responsibility and apologized for the pre-April Fools’ Day prank this week in which the company claimed it was changing its U.S. name to “Voltswagen.” The gag unraveled on April Fools’ Day when sources at the company revealed it really was a prank, the automaker that evening acknowledging There will be no renaming of Volkswagen of America" says The Detroit Bureau: "The problem is that VW is still struggling to rebuild its reputation after the damage it suffered from its diesel emissions scandal. Now, it has been shown willing to play fast and loose with the facts, again. Not many folks were amused, particularly in the news media, many journalists noting that sources at VW not only participated in the prank but openly lied when speaking on background."

 

https://www.thedetroitbureau.com/2021/04/vw-ceo-takes-blame-apologizes-for-voltswagen-fiasco/

 

ARE TOYOTA AND SUBARU PLANNING A PERFORMANCE EV?

"A user over on the GR86 forums has come across patents filed by Toyota and Subaru detailing a new electric car body and structure. With rumors abound of a hot hatch being co-developed by the Japanese automakers, this could be the new platform." says car Buzz: "Rumors have been brewing for a long time about a GR Corolla and an AWD Subaru performance vehicle as co-ventures, both most likely hatchbacks. The only reference to motors is a singular "traction motor," but the patent is about the frame and body design. That leaves us wondering if this is the platform that both would be based on."

 

https://carbuzz.com/news/are-toyota-and-subaru-planning-a-performance-ev

 

AUDI EXPLAINS DECISION TO FAVOUR DAKAR

Audi says a greater freedom to develop new technologies in the Dakar Rally was one of the key reasons why it quit Formula E. The news coincided with Audi launching two new motorsport programmes: a return to the Le Mans 24 Hours with an LMDh car and an electric project in the Dakar Rally. Audi expanded on its decision to join the Dakar, saying it was lured by a set of technical regulations that gave it complete control over all design aspects of the electric car." says motor1.com: "This, it said, was in stark contrast to Formula E, where all teams use spec chassis and batteries supplied by third-party manufacturers, leaving them with limited elements to develop on the powertrain. Dakar Rally promoter Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) made it clear during this January's event that it is betting on hybrid and electric technologies in the short-to-mid future, with the ultimate goal of switching to hydrogen propulsion racing by 2030."

 

https://uk.motor1.com/news/498595/audi-explains-decision-quit-formula-e/

 

BATTERY TECHNOLOGY IN THE MERCEDES EQS SEDAN WILL RIVAL TESLA

"We recently reported that Mercedes Benz plans to introduce four new electric-only models by 2022, which means that Tesla is facing the most competition in the EV space for the first time in its history.  In addition to the EQS sedan, Mercedes Benz will introduce a pair of SUVs, which will be based on the same Electric Vehicle Architecture (EVA platform) that underpins the EQS sedan.  If Mercedes Benz decides to equip its EQS SUV with the same battery pack as the sedan version, it will also give Tesla's flagship Model X SUV a run for its money." repots Future Car: "Mercedes Benz confirmed that EQS electric sedan will get a 108 kWh battery pack which will offer roughly 479 miles (770 km) of driving range. The 479-mile range estimate easily beats the Long Range Model S. Although Tesla is giving the Model S an overdue refresh that may help to boost its appeal for EV buyers, deliveries of the 1,100+ horsepower Plaid+ Models S won't start until mid-2022. The upcoming Plaid+ will be Tesla's longest range offering in the segment with a range of 520 miles respectively. In the meantime, we can treat the Air Grand Touring sedan from Lucid Motors as the long range benchmark, as the company claims it will have a range of 517 miles."

 

https://www.futurecar.com/4529/The-Battery-Technology-in-the-Mercedes-EQS-Sedan-Will-Rival-Teslas-Flagship-Model-S

 

AMG'S CEO ON A STRATEGY FOR THE FUTURE

"There's a lot going on at Daimler's AMG performance division. This week, they took the veil off the P3 plug-in hybrid platform, designed to work with both the AMG 2.0-liter four and the AMG 4.0-liter V-8. And AMG confirmed that it's working on its own derivative of the upcoming fully electric EQS." says Car & Driver: "AMG CEO Philipp Schiemer took the time for a chat with Car and Driver to talk about the brand's strategy.  Speaking in general terms, the still-fresh CEO, who took over the brand last summer, singled out his task to carry AMG into the electric era and "to speak to a younger and more female customer base besides our heritage customers." But, he hastens to add: "We will not be politically correct."

 

https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a36013927/amgs-ceo-on-a-strategy-for-the-future/

 

DUTCH PLAN TO INSTALL A MILLION CHARGERS BY 2030

"The Dutch discovered that they need an extra one and a half million (1,500,000) chargers by the end of this decade. They decided to get them all installed. Of those extra chargers needed, over half a million are private chargers. Installing them is mostly a concern for private parties. Nearly a million are public or semi-public chargers." says CleanTechnica: " The solution was to coordinate the placing of the public chargers by the municipalities. When ordering a BEV at a dealer, a new driver could request a public curbside charger to be placed near her or his house. With luck, it would arrive at the same time as the car. The municipality asked its charging network provider to place a curbside charger close to the house. Red tape and paperwork were taken care of by the municipality. The charging company placed chargers near customers, and drivers got a charger close to their home, mostly within 100 meters."

 

https://cleantechnica.com/2021/04/04/the-dutch-plan-to-install-a-million-chargers-by-2030/

 

Netherlands plans to go from 166,000 evs today to 2 million in 2030.

 

EV SALES DOWN AS COMPANY CAR TAX RISES

"The sale of electric cars almost halved in the first three months of this year, following changes in the tax rules for company cars, car association RAI has told BNR In total, 4,545 electric cars were sold in the first three months of the year, down 48% on the same period in 2020" sayhs dutchnews.nl: "In 2020, company car drivers had to pay income tax on 8% of the value of cheaper electric cars, but that has gone up to 12% this year.  For company cars worth over €40,000, the add-on is 22%, the same as for diesel-powered vehicles."

 

https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2021/04/electric-car-sales-plummet-this-year-as-company-car-tax-rises/

 

Meanwhile in the UK: "SMMT analysis of new car registrations in 2020 show that just 4.6% of privately bought cars were battery electric vehicles (BEVs) – compared to 8.7% for businesses and large fleets. In total, consumers registered 34,324 BEVs in 2020, compared to 73,881 corporate registrations.  Around one in three households have no dedicated off-street parking, leaving them disproportionately dependent on public charging points. SMMT estimates that maintaining the PiCG and similarly exempting consumer electric vehicle purchases from VAT would increase uptake by almost two-thirds by 2026 compared to current predictions."

 

https://www.automotiveworld.com/news-releases/smmt-business-buyers-in-pole-position-on-race-to-zero-as-consumers-stuck-on-the-grid-for-electric-vehicle-adoption/

 

ITALIAN JOB MINI'S WERE ELECTRIC

In article published on 1st APril: "Remember the Italian Job remake from 2003? The one with Marky Mark and Charlize Theron? Fun fact: to film that movie's underground car scenes, the production team had to make its three R53 Cooper S star cars electric because the city of Los Angeles didn't like the idea of getting fumes all up in its subway tunnels."

 

https://www.thedrive.com/tech/39973/the-minis-in-2003s-the-italian-job-were-electric-because-la-didnt-want-fumes-in-its-subway-tunnels

 

THE MOMENT VW DECIDED TO GO 'ALL IN' ON EVS

"In October 2015, a month after the company confessed to rigging diesel cars to conceal illegally high emissions, shellshocked company executives gathered in the brick-clad high-rise executive office building topped with a giant VW logo that looms over the carmaker’s main factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. Herbert Diess, who was then the head of the unit that makes Volkswagen-brand cars and was later promoted to chief executive of the parent company, presided over the meeting. After hours of discussion, he and the other executives decided to shake Volkswagen’s reputation as a cynical polluter by developing cars with no tailpipe emissions at all" writes New YOrk Times: "The financial commitment Volkswagen made then, when sales of electric vehicles were minimal, is paying off now as the company rolls out a line of vehicles developed from the ground up to run on batteries, with more interior space and more appeal than adaptations of gasoline vehicles."

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/19/business/volkswagen-electric-cars-share-price.html

 

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On today’s podcast:

  • Electric Hummer SUV Launch Edition is $110,000
  • BMW iX M60 Reportedly Packing 560 Electric Horses
  • Watch the Nissan Ariya Do Last-Minute Winter Testing
  • Swedish Structural Electric Car Battery
  • Question Of The Week Answers

 

 

Show #1042

 

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Sunday 4th April. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to.

 

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ELECTRIC HUMMER SUV LAUNCH EDITION IS $110,000

"Hummer has unveiled the SUV version of its electric pickup truck, which comes with up to 300 miles of range and will sell for a suggested retail price of up to $110,595 for its first edition. Reservations for that model are already full, according to GM’s website." say The Verge: " GM, which is producing the electric Hummers under its GMC brand, said the SUV will go into production starting early 2023, with less pricey variants starting at $90,000 in the spring of 2023 and a low-end $80,000 variant with a 250-mile range in the spring of 2024. Previously, the company said that its electric pickup truck will start assembly at the end of 2021, starting with the most expensive trim level."

 

The fully enclosed Hummer EV measures 20 inches shorter than the pickup. Despite this, it can still comfortably sit five adults and you can fold down the rear seats to open up 82 cubic feet of cargo space, with additional room under the load floor." says RobbReport.com: "The massive cargo space is accessible via a power swing-out tailgate with a full-size, rear-mounted spare tire. The cabin also features the truck’s easy-to-remove Infinity Roof sky panels, which can be stored in the EV’s frunk when you feel like transforming the SUV into a convertible 4×4. News that the Hummer SUV is less powerful than the pickup will be disappointing to some, but there is a tradeoff. Because of the shorter wheelbase, the new model also has a shorter turn radius than the truck."

 

 

"GMC unveiled the SUV in a commercial Saturday during the NCAA Men's Final Four basketball tournament. The ad, narrated by NBA star LeBron James, highlights signature Hummer features, such as Extract Mode and CrabWalk, GMC said." according  to Automotive News: "GMC has not confirmed volume targets or where the Hummer SUV will be assembled but AFS says GM will build the SUV at Factory Zero in Detroit, alongside the pickup. GM plans to build 23,000 GMC Hummer SUVs per year once production is ramped up, AFS said. The Edition 1 model will start at $105,595, $7,000 less than Edition 1 of the Hummer pickup, including destination fees. Customers can add an off-road package, which comes standard on the Edition 1 of the Hummer pickup, for $5,000."

 

GM has yet to detail precise battery specifications but has confirmed that the SUV will store its power in a 20-cell, double-stacked battery pack capable of 800V charging at rates of up to 300kW and offering a range of more than 300 miles, depending on specification. Equipped with the optional Power Station function, the car can also be used to power external devices - and even other EVs - at up to 6kW.  GM estimates a maximum output of 819bhp, which is 167bhp less than the top-rung version of the pick-up but nonetheless enough to take the SUV from 0-60mph in 3.5sec. A claimed torque figure of 11,500lb ft is several times more than produced by even today's most powerful production cars, but the real-life figure is likely to be closer to 1000lb ft when factoring in the multiplying effect of the gear ratios." explains Autocar.

 

CNET explained it well last year: "GMC's massive number appears to correspond to wheel torque, which is traditional motor torque multiplied through the transmission's drive ratio. Jason Fenske from Engineering Explained has a great video that spells out the difference, a piece he published following Tesla's claim that the Roadster 2.0 will produce more than 7,000 lb-ft of torque. Fenske used a Dodge Challenger SRT Demon as an example. That model produces 972 Newton-meters of engine torque (770 lb-ft). However, multiplied through its gear ratios, you get 14,000 Nm of wheel torque (10,325 lb-ft) in first gear. Most EVs have a final drive reduction ratio of about 8:1"

 

https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/3/22362072/hummer-suv-electric-price-specs-release-date

 

https://www.autonews.com/cars-concepts/gmc-launch-electric-hummer-suv-2023

 

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/2023-hummer-ev-819bhp-4x4-maximum-road-ability

 

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/gmc-hummer-ev-torque-rating-misleading/

 

https://robbreport.com/motors/cars/gmc-hummer-ev-suv-edition-1-2023-1234605409/

 

BMW IX M60 REPORTEDLY PACKING 560 ELECTRIC HORSES

"The BMW iX electric crossover will reportedly get an M variant in late 2022 or 2023. It'll reportedly pack 560 horsepower (418 kilowatts), according to a new rumor from BMW Blog. The performance EV will allegedly go by the name iX M60. In addition to the extra horsepower, it will have upgrades like suspension tweaks. The styling will also be more aggressive to accentuate the extra performance visually." according to Motor1.com: "BMW will start taking orders for the iX xDrive50 in the US in June and deliveries will start in early 2022. Prices will start around $85,000. The electric crossover will have two electric motors producing a total of over 500 hp (375 kW). This will be enough for the model to reach 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in under 5.0 seconds. The 100-kilowatt-hour battery will allow for an estimated range over 300 miles (483 kilometers) in the EPA test."

 

https://www.motor1.com/news/498501/bmw-ix-m60-power-rumor/

 

WATCH THE NISSAN ARIYA DO LAST-MINUTE WINTER TESTING

"Development of the 2022 Nissan Ariya is wrapping up, with the automaker subjecting the electric crossover to some final cold weather testing in Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost main island, while the wintery weather lasts. The Ariya is production-ready at the moment, so Nissan isn't really changing anything substantial at this point as it readies the model to take on competitors like the Volkswagen ID.4 and the Tesla Model Y, as well as the recently revealed Kia EV6." says Autoweeks.com: "The Ariya will go on sale in the second half of 2021 with a choice of two battery sizes—63 kWh and 87 kWh—and a price around $40,000, according to Nissan, prior to any incentives. The larger battery should give it a range of around 300 miles,"

 

https://www.autoweek.com/news/green-cars/a36014367/watch-nissan-ariya-winter-testing/

 

SWEDISH STRUCTURAL ELECTRIC CAR BATTERY

"Efforts to reduce battery weight by building batteries that are also part of the car’s structure are a promising concept, and a team of Swedish researchers seem to have made a big advance here, developing a structural battery system that uses a carbon-fiber anode." reports Jalopnik: "Tesla has been developing structural battery packs as well, but the method they’re using still requires individual, cylindrical battery cells, held in place by a matrix that’s also providing structural support as part of the car’s frame. Essentially, Tesla’s method is just embedding cylindrical battery cells in housings that are also part of the car’s frame. This is a good approach, but the Swedish team from Chalmers University of Technology  led by professor Leif Asptakes this concept a step further, making every component of the battery itself out of structural materials. Pretty much every part of this battery is capable of supporting structural loads, and not some lazy, freeloading cylindrical cell just snoozing away in some structural matrix that’s doing all the work."

 

https://jalopnik.com/swedish-researchers-have-developed-a-new-kind-of-struct-1846608660

 

"It contains carbon fiber that serves simultaneously as an electrode, conductor, and load-bearing material. Their latest research breakthrough paves the way for essentially ’massless’ energy storage in vehicles and other technology." says SciTechDaily.com: "This is termed ‘massless’ energy storage, because in essence the battery’s weight vanishes when it becomes part of the load-bearing structure. Calculations show that this type of multifunctional battery could greatly reduce the weight of an electric vehicle."

 

https://scitechdaily.com/big-breakthrough-for-massless-energy-storage-structural-battery-that-performs-10x-better-than-all-previous-versions/

 

 

QUESTION OF THE WEEK ANSWERS

 

RAJEEV NARAYAN

I agree with you that a subsidy off the price of an EV may not be the best incentive. Often the manufacturer increases the price to take some of the incentive. My Chevy Bolt now is now suddenly much cheaper now that it is no longer eligible for the tax credit. Post purchase incentives may be better, such as perhaps a certain amount of free charging or free access to charging infrastructure, or even discounted or no yearly registration fees.

 

James Redman

I think people need some persuasion to try an EV so I would incentivise free EV loaners for 24-72 hours, insurance covered etc, and let people try any EV for free.

 

Marina In New York

Company vehicles cover far more miles than a personal vehicle so I think fleets and working vans should get more incentives. It might not be popular with private buyers but it will get more miles driven electrically than anything else.

 

Tony In His BoltEV

It's no so mich an incentive FOR EVs, but more countries should do like Norway and add a surcharge or taxes to the cost of petrol and diesel vehicles to make them more expensive. This doesn't stop anyone buying a petrol car if they really want to, but it does let people choose an EV to save money.

 

Silvia Hodgson

The best kind of EV incentive is one which constantly reminds you of the benefits rather than a single incentive at purchase. So ongoing things like tax breaks, lower fueling costs, lower rates of company car tax are all good reminders about the choice you made to buy an EV.

 

Veronica In London

Why don't more countries lift the Value Added Tax, or VAT, on EVs? We have seen this in the UK following Covid where the hospitality sector had the VAT rate reduced to 5% from 20% in order to stimulate the sector. After all, VAT is an optional tax applied to most things or services we buy. It's the third biggest revenue generator for the government after taxes on wages earned, and the National Insurance we pay on our wages.

 

Joey Bono, Ωhm EV Solutions

Point of Sale rebate, in US $7500 off the MSRP 'sticker price' at time of purchase or finance. I'm on the EV customer journey now and quite interested in the VW ID.4

 

 

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Tesla’s New 100 Stall Supercharger | 03 Apr 2021
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  • BYD to start selling in-vehicle batteries to other companies
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  • 12 Things To Love About The EQS
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  • Joe Biden’s EV Love Letter to The Big 3 Automakers

 

Show #1041

 

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Saturday 3rd April. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to.

 

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WHAT TO WATCH

VW ID4 v Tesla Model S 3 X v Audi E-Tron v Hyundai Kona v Kia E-Niro Range efficiency and charging

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0KODBGQVCM

 

Video: Hyundai IONIQ 5 first look video from Chasing Cars

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeX9_oTNWJY

 

NEW RECORD BREAKER - HARRIS RANCH SUPERCHARGER

"Last week, Tesla filed a permit for what will be the world's largest Supercharger, at Harris Ranch in Coalinga (24553 W Dorris Ave). According to my sources, at least 80 V3 Superchargers will be installed (in addition to the 18 existing stalls) in a new paved parking lot in the truckers rest area, behind the Shell station and Tesla's battery swap area. In a similar setup to Firebaugh, there will be a solar canopy over most or all of the stalls, as well as a battery storage system."

 

"This is a smart location between LA and SF with so many Tesla owners in CA traveling back and forth. What other car company is going all in like this. No half measures."

 

"I am beginning to wonder when Tesla will start to construct their massive supercharger stations more vertically. A 3-4 story ,covered charging facility should be the next standard instead of sprawling mega lots."

 

"For that many v3 superchargers they're going to need about 24megawatts peak. (They can probably shave some peak load if they put a megapack there) That's about what you can fit on a 34.5kv transmission line. The power company will route them a new feeder and have a small substation there (like what is done for large buildings like hospitals or stadiums). 24 MW is a lot of current at the voltage the super charger power electronics would need."

 

TOYOTA MIRAI OWNERS; THERE IS NO FUEL

"Toyota Mirai owners are reporting massive hydrogen outages, and Toyota has not said anything about how it will help take care of their promising technology. Here is what we know so far." reports Torque News: "The infrastructure needed to fuel the cars is almost non-existent. To make matters worse, the limited stations are on the fritz stranding Mirai owners who simply want to enjoy their alternative fuel vehicles. "

 

A current look at cafcp.org show 23 pumps offline. Although 45 are working today, with two showing as Limited.

 

https://www.torquenews.com/8113/toyota-mirai-owners-there-no-fuel-and-we-want-out-these-cars

 

PEUGEOT 308 TO BECOME A BATTERY EV

"Two weeks after the unveiling of Peugeot’s new 308, Automotive News Europe is reporting that the car will get an all-electric version soon." says FormaCar: "The news is not official and raises some questions. In particular, it remains unexplained how the car – which still holds onto its old EMP2 architecture – will go electric. The abovementioned platform only supports plug-in hybrids, but not fully electric cars. Then again. The alleged e-308 model might switch to a different chassis and tech. One possible solution may come in the form of the eVMP chassis Peugeot announced in summer 2020 and scheduled for production in 2023."

 

https://www.formacar.com/en/news/view/34315.html

 

AUDI E-TRON PRICE CUT AND RANGE INCREASE

"The Audi e-tron electric SUV was off to a slow start, but it is now gaining momentum in the US with the 2021 model year getting a price cut and range increase. The e-tron, Audi’s first next-generation electric vehicle, already had success in Norway and a few other European markets, but it didn’t sell in significant volume in the US during its first full year of sales." says electrek: "Audi increased the range of the e-tron by 18 miles to 222 miles on a single charge and slashed the price by as much as $9,000. The Audi e-tron now starts at $65,900 before EV incentives in the US. After incentives, the price goes well below $60,000, making it very competitive with a lot of luxury SUVs. The automaker announced today that it delivered 3,474 e-tron electric SUVs in Q1 2021. Audi also delivered 850 e-tron Sportsback."

 

https://electrek.co/2021/04/02/audi-e-tron-electric-suv-gains-momentum-with-price-cut-range-increase/

 

BYD TO START SELLING IN-VEHICLE BATTERIES TO OTHER COMPANIES

"Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer BYD will start selling in-vehicle batteries to other companies as early as the second half of this year, Nikkei has learned. The move comes as BYD seeks to expand the scale of its battery manufacturing business by supplying other companies, instead of simply using the key EV component it produces in its own products, and thereby further boosting production efficiency." says Nikkei.com: "BYD is also seeking to catch up with China's Contemporary Amperex Technology, or CATL, and South Korea's LG Chem, which are both stronger competitors in the battery market. The move marks a significant policy shift for BYD as the company has so far rarely sold in-vehicle batteries to other companies, except for joint ventures with some automakers and for commercial vehicles. BYD is the third-biggest player in the Chinese electric passenger car market in terms of sales volumes, with a share of just over 10%, while it is the fourth-largest player in the world's in-vehicle battery market in terms of production capacity, with a share of just under 10%."

 

https://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Electric-cars-in-China/BYD-to-start-selling-in-vehicle-batteries-to-other-companies

 

INDONESIA SAYS CHINA CONSORTIUM TO INVEST $5 BILLION IN ELECTRIC BATTERY VENTURE

A quick bit of battery news from Reuters: "Indonesia’s state-owned enterprises minister said on Friday that a Chinese consortium would invest $5 billion in an electric batteries venture, which would include China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology"

 

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-indonesia-ev-idUSKBN2BP0S4

 

MERCEDES EQS TO SOUND LIKE X-WING FIGHTER

"Mercedes-Benz has revealed that its upcoming pure-electric 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQS limousine will be offered with four different soundtracks when it makes its debut in a few weeks’ time. From its launch later in 2021, the Mercedes-Benz EQS will offer drivers four different modes: Silent, Silver Waves, Vivid Flux and a Roaring Pulse setting." says Motoring.com.au: "Apart from Silent, all modes harness the power of a 15-speaker 710W premium Burmester surround-sound system to dramatically change the driving experience.  Created by a team of 250 acoustic sound engineers and software programmers led by sound engineer Thomas Kuppers, the EQS needs a dedicated soundtrack because it’s too quiet without any ambient noise."

 

https://www.motoring.com.au/2021-mercedes-eqs-to-sound-like-x-wing-fighter-129180/

 

12 THINGS TO LOVE ABOUT THE EQS

It’s a hatchback

0.20 drag coefficient

107.8kWh battery

435 miles range

Dual motor with 385kW power

0-62mph in 4.3secs, repeatable

In house Merc BMS so it can be updated OTA

4 regen modes, 1 pedal driving

200kW charging and regen

Fingerprint login, 7 profiles

Power/Auto doors

Luxury from S-Class, but on a pure EV platform

 

15th April reveal

 

 

LYRIQ PRE-PRODUCTION PROTOTYPE SHOWN TESTING

"Cadillac Vice President of North America Sales, Service, and Marketing Mahmoud Samara celebrated on LinkedIn about the milestone of pre-production testing of the Cadillac Lyriq now being underway at General Motors' test center in Michigan. The brand's premium, electric crossover goes into production in roughly a year during the first quarter of 2022." says Motor1.com: "GM President of North America Steve Carlisle said that the Lyriq's starting price was under $60,000. This is for the rear-drive model, and we don't know if Super Cruise is a standard feature, which would add to the cost."

 

https://www.motor1.com/news/499015/cadillac-lyriq-pre-production-image/

 

BOSTON CAR-SHARING SERVICE PUTS LOW-INCOME DRIVERS IN ELECTRIC VEHICLES

"A car-sharing program that combines electric vehicles and income-tiered pricing has launched in one of Boston’s busiest and most diverse neighborhoods.  The Good2Go service, one of the first of its kind in the country, aims to curb carbon emissions while giving low-income Roxbury residents access to reliable, flexible, and affordable transportation. So far the service has deployed four 2019 Nissan Leafs, and dozens of beta testers are using the cars to commute to work, bring their children to school, and run errands." SAyS eNERGYNEWS.US: "The pricing model is income-tiered so low-income customers pay $5 an hour instead of the standard hourly rate of $10. Participants qualify for the reduced rate if they are enrolled in any of 20 public assistance programs, such as Medicaid or veterans benefits. Program operators made such an expansive eligibility list to make it as simple as possible for low-income residents to qualify. "

 

https://energynews.us/2021/03/31/this-boston-car-sharing-service-puts-low-income-drivers-in-electric-vehicles/

 

JOE BIDEN’S EV LOVE LETTER TO THE BIG 3 AUTOMAKERS

"That reference to the Rural Electrification Act is no accident. It brings up the elements of the American Jobs Plan that support electric vehicle ownership. Between new electric vehicle charging stations, new transmission lines, more renewable energy capacity, grid resiliency initiatives and more funding for energy storage and clean tech R&D, the American Jobs Plan covers a sprawling web of initiatives that support electric vehicle makers and EV owners" says triplepundit.com: "The charging station network is especially important, because it assures EV owners of access to electricity everywhere they go. In addition, the American Jobs Plan doubles down on Biden’s commitment to support the electric vehicle market through the purchasing power of the federal government. Much attention has focused on the Postal Service fleet of 230,000 vehicles, but the Department of Defense also has the power to move markets. The Department of the Army alone has a fleet of 225,000 vehicles.""

 

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Tesla’s Record Breaking Quarter | 02 Apr 2021
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Show #1040

 

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TESLA DELIVERS RECORD CARS IN Q1 2021

 

From Tesla: "In the first quarter, we produced just over 180,000 vehicles and delivered nearly 185,000 vehicles. We are encouraged by the strong reception of the Model Y in China and are quickly progressing to full production capacity. The new Model S and Model X have also been exceptionally well received, with the new equipment installed and tested in Q1 and we are in the early stages of ramping production."”

 

Tesla has broken their production record, and whilst it might only be by 600 vehicles, it still counts!

 

"Tesla announced new record deliveries of 184,800 electric cars during the first quarter of 2021. Q1 of any year but especially this Covid-year is traditionally a slow quarter for car companies which makes it even more remarkable." says electrive.com: "Tesla delivered 184,800 electric cars to customers from January to March 2021, including 182,780 Model 3 and Model Y and 2,020 Model S and Model X. The previous record quarter was Q4/2020 with 180,570 deliveries. For production, Tesla produced a total of 180,338 vehicles in the first quarter of 2021. This, too, is a new record, besting the 179,757 units made in Q4/2020. What is more, this time, production was made up of exclusively Model 3 and Model Y. Tesla had put the Model S and X production on hold this year to prepare the lines for the revised versions presented at the end of January."

 

The Wall Street Journal noted the increasing EV market: "Stiffer competition from the likes of Ford Motor Co. and Volkswagen AG , whose all-electric vehicles are making inroads in key markets, is increasing pressure on Tesla to accelerate production growth and bring new models to market.

 

"The company’s sales numbers, which cover the entire world, come a day after General Motors and Ford Motor reported that their U.S. sales were up modestly. Tesla does not break out its sales by region and a lot of its recent growth has been in China, where electric cars make up a much larger share of the auto market than in the United States." said The New York Times: "The first-quarter sales numbers could lift Tesla shares, which have lost more than a quarter of their value since January when they hit a high of about $900. The impact won’t be known until next week, however, because the stock market is closed in observance of Good Friday. On Thursday, Tesla’s stock fell about 1 percent, closing at $661.75. Analysts were surprised by the jump in sales. Most had been expecting deliveries of about 172,000 vehicles."

 

I thought the angle from CNN focused on the negative: "Tesla has not built any of its two most expensive cars -- the Model S and Model X -- so far this year. Tesla said it is ramping up production of the Models S and X, which were recently updated with redesigns. But automakers come out with updated versions of vehicles all the time without shutting production for three months. And this shutdown appears to be different from what CEO Elon Musk said on Jan. 27, when he discussed Tesla's fourth quarter earnings with investors and analysts. Tesla is facing more competition for its less expensive models as traditional automakers offer their own new electric vehicles. General Motors (GM) just unveiled a new SUV version of its Chevrolet Bolt, its only US EV for sale right now. And Volkswagen (VLKAF) has overtaken Tesla in sales of EVs in many European market."

 

Elon Musk: "We're super excited to announce the new Model S and Model X ... are in production now and will be delivered in February. The Model S... we're actually in production now. The Model X a little later."

 

and The South China Morning Post has some regional numbers even thought Tesla doesn't publish these: In the first two months, the US carmaker delivered 33,802 vehicles, easily beating its Chinese rivals. In 2020, Tesla, banking on its Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai, delivered about 140,000 Model 3s to customers in mainland China, accounting for about an eighth of the country’s total EV deliveries, which hit 1.17 million units."

 

https://www.electrive.com/2021/04/05/tesla-reports-another-slight-delivery-record-in-q1-2021/

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/02/business/tesla-auto-sales.html

 

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https://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/3128024/chinas-tesla-challengers-report-record-first-quarter-sales

 

 

TESLA VS. NIO VS. XPENG VS. LI AUTO — HOW Q1 DELIVERIES STACKED UP

"The quarterly scorecards for the electric vehicle manufacturers are in and despite industry-wide constraints and macroeconomic handicaps, performances for the month of March, as well as the first quarter, have been strong. Here's a comparative take on first-quarter deliveries of Tesla, Li Auto, Xpeng and NIO." reports benzinga.com: "Tesla delivered 184,800 vehicles in the first quarter, with 99% of these being Model 3/Y vehicles. Nio's first-quarter deliveries jumped 423% year-over-year to 20,060 vehicles. The company currently sells three SUV models, namely ES6, ES8 and EC6. XPeng, which has a SUV named G3 and a sedan named P7, said its first-quarter deliveries totaled 13,340. Li Auto, which sells Li ONE SUV, reported deliveries of 12,579 for the first quarter."

 

https://www.benzinga.com/news/21/04/20484322/electric-vehicle-showdown-tesla-vs-nio-vs-xpeng-vs-li-auto-how-q1-deliveries-stacked-up

 

RIVIAN'S EV SERVICE PLANS INCLUDE REMOTE DIAGNOSIS AND ON-SITE REPAIRS

 

"Rivian is trying to challenge Tesla on a number of fronts, and that now includes how it will fix and support your electric vehicle. The startup has outlined its service strategy, and it's joining Tesla in eschewing the usual repair shops — and in some cases, it might not need to see you at all. It's promising a Remote Care system that will let it "proactively" spot problems. And like its competitor, Rivian will send service vans to fix most issues." reports engadget: "The company will haul your EV to one of 40-plus service centers if there's a more substantial problem. And if it's 'just' a fender bender, a network of Rivian-owned and certified locations will fix exterior damage. However, execution may be vital. Tesla has faced criticism for a service system where you might wait weeks or even months for some fixes. Rivian may win over customers if it develops a reputation for timely repairs, but it could catch similar flak if its customers endure similar delays."

 

https://www.engadget.com/rivian-ev-service-plan-143206646.html

 

WOULD YOU BUY APTERA’S THREE-WHEELED EV IF IT HAD A RANGE OF 1,000 MILES?

"Since December, a video about an electric vehicle called the Aptera has racked up over 1.2 million views on YouTube. And no wonder — not only is the EV a three-wheeler straight out of a sci-fi movie, but it promises performance straight out of Elon Musk’s wet dreams: range of 1,000 miles on a single charge and the ability to recharge the battery from solar panels integrated into the body." says InsideHook: "The current vehicle they’re promoting is classified as a motorcycle or auto-cycle, similar to the Polaris Slingshot. It’s a two-seater with a Tesla-like touchscreen, solar panels for charging (though it charges faster via a traditional plug), in-wheel motors and a price ranging from about $26,000 to $50,000, depending on if you want that coveted 1,000-mile battery range."

 

Efficiency in the region of 10 miles per kWh.

 

https://www.insidehook.com/daily_brief/vehicles/aptera-three-wheeled-ev-1000-miles

 

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Apr 02, 2021
America’s EV Infrastructure Plan | 01 Apr 2021
20:27

On today’s podcast:

  • Warren Buffett-backed Tesla rival reports 162% profit jump
  • Xpeng self-driving system tested over 1,800-mile road trip
  • Joe Biden unveils America’s infrastructure plan
  • Apple’s Massive California Solar Farm Will Use Tesla ‘Megapack’ Batteries
  • A Universal Charging Standard Is Needed For Mass EV Adoption
  • Extreme E series starts this weekend
  • Meet the Briton leading a Tesla rival
  • Nissan on path to cobalt-free EV batteries by mid-2020s
  • bp Joins BMW, Daimler EV Charging Venture

 

 

Show #1038

 

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

 

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"14,805 Ford Mach E manufactured in Q1 of which just under half in March.  6,614 sold in the US during the same period."

 

 

WARREN BUFFETT-BACKED TESLA RIVAL REPORTS 162% PROFIT JUMP

"BYD Co., the Chinese electric-vehicle maker in which Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway holds a stake, said profit more than doubled last year thanks to a recovery in demand in the world’s biggest car market." reports Livemint.com: "Shenzhen-based BYD’s net income surged 162% to 4.2 billion yuan ($644 million) in 2020, with operating revenue climbing to 153.5 billion yuan, according to its annual report. The company also estimated first-quarter profit will rise as much as 166%."

 

https://www.livemint.com/companies/news/warren-buffett-backed-tesla-rival-reports-162-profit-jump-11617071192491.html

 

XPENG SELF-DRIVING SYSTEM TESTED OVER 1,800-MILE ROAD TRIP

"Chinese electric-vehicle startup Xpeng reached a major milestone in March in the development of its self-driving system for highways known as Navigation Guided Pilot." says Motor Authority: "NGP falls under the Xpilot banner which groups all of Xpeng's electronic driver-assist features, and is ranked at Level 2 on the SAE scale of self-driving capability as it still requires corrections to be made by the driver from time to time. However, the number of corrections is relatively low as Xpeng has demonstrated in a recent test. Xpeng in March invited 228 journalists, EV enthusiasts and industry experts to test the NGP in a fleet of P7 sedans traveling between the Chinese cities of Guangzhou and Beijing. The particular route was chosen due to the complex situations the cars would encounter, as well as it being representative of conditions found on most Chinese highways. After compiling the results, it was found that the system required on average 0.71 corrections per 62 miles. NGP relies on an array of sensors as well as GPS navigation and high-definition map data. The sensors include 14 cameras, five millimeter-wave radars, and 12 ultrasonic sensors, with all of the data processed by Nvidia's Drive Xavier computer chip."

 

https://www.motorauthority.com/news/1131771_xpeng-self-driving-system-tested-over-1-800-mile-road-trip

 

JOE BIDEN UNVEILS AMERICA’S INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN

"On March 31st he announced the first half of his massive infrastructure package—laden both with old-fashioned blue-collar building projects as well as newfangled initiatives to help propel America into a greener future. $174bn of it will go on electric vehicles—tax credits to help consumers afford them, to encourage states to build 500,000 public charging stations and to boost domestic supply chains (the White House laments the size of America’s electric-vehicle market, which is just one-third that of China’s)." reports The Economist.

 

The Washington Post had an odd take: "The intention here is good, but these efforts could strand America behind the international curve. That’s because they ignore a burgeoning global trend in EV charging: a shift toward battery swapping. This simple, powerful mode of EV refueling uses robots to physically remove empty batteries and replace them with fully charged batteries — much as you would change the batteries in a flashlight. It’s already propelling the spread of scooters, electric rickshaws and EVs throughout China. “Fast chargers” represent an incomplete solution at best, partly because the name is a misnomer: they still take roughly an hour to charge."

 

The author: Levi Tillemann.  He is vice president for policy and international outreach at Ample.

 

https://www.economist.com/united-states/2021/04/01/joe-biden-unveils-americas-most-ambitious-infrastructure-plan-in-generations

 

APPLE’S MASSIVE CALIFORNIA SOLAR FARM WILL USE TESLA ‘MEGAPACK’ BATTERIES

"Earlier today, Apple announced it was building one of the largest battery projects in the United States, located at the California Flats Solar Project, in Monterey County. What Apple didn’t disclose was the huge solar farm would be leveraging ‘megapack’ batteries from Tesla to store excess energy from the sun. According to The Verge, Monterey County confirmed Tesla ‘megapack’ batteries would be used by Apple:" says iPhone Canada: "Apple says its new energy storage project would have enough juice to power over 7,000 homes for one day."

 

https://www.iphoneincanada.ca/news/apples-massive-california-solar-farm-will-use-tesla-megapack-batteries/

 

A UNIVERSAL CHARGING STANDARD IS NEEDED FOR MASS EV ADOPTION

"Rivian’s recently introduced Adventure Network of chargers sets the stage for a future of automaker exclusive charging made up of a confusing combo of charger types and exclusive networks. From a business standpoint, this makes sense for automakers. Enticing customers with an exclusive charging network can be sold as a benefit to both current and previous EV owners as well as people who aren’t owners and are on the fence about ownership. From a mass adoption standpoint, it won’t work." writes Gizmodo: " Tesla is the only automakers that uses its own proprietary charge connector. When Tesla established the Supercharger network in late 2012 it created its own Tesla-specific DC fast charging connector, because the common standard CCS plug didn’t yet exist. Tesla has clung to its own charger, despite everyone else agreeing on a new standard, shutting everyone else out from using the Supercharger network."

 

https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2021/04/a-universal-charging-standard-is-needed-for-mass-ev-adoption/

 

EXTREME E SERIES STARTS THIS WEEKEND

"Extreme E is an exciting new motorsport, racing all-electric SUVs off-road in five different venues across diverse, challenging terrains. These venues are located in some of the most remote places on earth, and they’ve been chosen because these places have been devastated by the effects of climate change." reports CNBC: "There are nine teams, each with one male and female driver (gender equality being another pillar of Extreme E), including famous names from many different motorsports. We have three Formula 1 world champions as team owners — Lewis Hamilton (X44), Nico Rosberg (Rosberg X Racing) and Jenson Button (JBXE) who is also a driver himself. Also among the driver line-up are former world rally champions Sébastien Loeb who won nine straight titles between 2004 and 2012 and twice-winner Carlos Sainz who has three Dakar Rally crowns. Behind the scenes, there are further F1 links with McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown as Andretti United’s team principal, while Adrian Newey, Chief Technical Officer at Red Bull Racing, and ex-driver Jean-Eric Vergne are both with Veloce Racing."

 

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/04/02/extreme-e-your-essential-guide-to-all-new-motorsport-series.html

 

MEET THE BRITON LEADING A TESLA RIVAL

"The Lucid Motors boss Peter Rawlinson is fluent in the language of the new breed of electric carmaker: he wants to save the planet and he wants to do it fast." asys The Guardian: "Such is the urgency of the “impending environmental crisis” facing the world, according to Rawlinson, that Lucid is hoping to work with mass-market carmakers to get its technology into production as soon as possible. Lucid has been “approached by a few car companies this year” over licensing deals, Rawlinson told the Guardian. Those talks have yielded “nothing tangible” yet and the prospect of earning revenues from partnerships with other carmakers, he says, remains very speculative."

 

“The dichotomy is we need to get millions of $25,000 cars into production fast to save the planet. We’ve got the right technology but as a company I can’t get there for about eight, nine years, and it’s too late.”

 

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/apr/03/meet-the-briton-leading-a-tesla-rival-who-wants-to-save-the-planet-lucid

 

 

NISSAN ON PATH TO COBALT-FREE EV BATTERIES BY MID-2020S

"Nissan Motor intends to start using cobalt-free EV batteries by the mid-2020s, Nikkei has learned, as the rare metal element falls into short supply and concern rises about further price increases now that global demand for electric vehicles is swelling." reports Nikkei.com: "The Japanese automaker wants to reduce the cost of electric vehicles, without affecting the range of these cars on a single charge. Batteries account for 30% of an electric vehicle's manufacturing cost. And about 20% of the battery's cost comes from the positive electrode, which is made of 20% cobalt as well as nickel and manganese. Nissan says it will reduce cobalt's composition ratio to about 10% for an AriYa electric vehicle to be introduced later this year."

 

https://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Environment/Climate-Change/Nissan-on-path-to-cobalt-free-EV-batteries-by-mid-2020s2

 

BP JOINS BMW, DAIMLER EV CHARGING VENTURE

"bp agreed to join BMW Group and Daimler Mobility AG in their drive to extend and significantly improve electrification, making electric vehicle charging more convenient, simpler and seamless for drivers." electric Vehicles Research: "Digital Charging Solutions GmbH stands behind the CHARGE NOW brand and operates charging services such as "Mercedes me Charge", "BMW Charging" and "MINI Charging". DCS already offers access to 228,000 charging points in 32 countries giving OEMs, fleet customers and EV drivers extensive access to charging infrastructure across Europe."

 

https://www.electricvehiclesresearch.com/articles/23477/bp-joins-bmw-daimler-ev-charging-venture?rsst2id=3

 

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Apr 01, 2021
Tesla Semi Production Line In Nevada | 31 Mar 2021
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  • BMW i3 Prices Lowered To Qualify For The Government Grant
  • Tesla Semi production line at new Nevada building
  • Musk says cell supply shortage makes it difficult to scale Tesla Semi production
  • Mercedes-Benz AMG's first dedicated EV arrives in 2021
  • eSprinter to be built at three plants
  • Mercedes EQS has a 141cm curved screen covering 3 displays
  • EQS to Feature Biometric Tech
  • EV battery startup poaches oil veterans to build Arctic factory
  • Why electric vehicle subsidies are a bad idea
  • New Virginia law to require sale of electric vehicles

 

Show #1038

 

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Wednesday 31st March. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to.

 

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BMW I3 PRICES LOWERED TO QUALIFY FOR THE GOVERNMENT GRANT

BMW UK has reduced prices for the BMW i3 and BMW i3s in response to the recent overhaul of Government’s Plug-in Car Grant (PiCG).

Prices now starts from £33,805 OTR for the BMW i3 and £34,805 OTR for the sporty BMW i3s before the grant.

The government offers consumers grants of up to £2,500 for electric vehicles on cars priced under £35,000, down from the previous maximum of £3,000 for cars under £50,000.

The all-electric BMW i3 has a range of 182-190 miles (WLTP) (173-150 miles WLTP for the BMW i3s).

 

TESLA SEMI PRODUCTION LINE AT NEW NEVADA BUILDING

"Tesla is building a new Tesla Semi production line at a new building near its Gigafactory Nevada plant, and it plans to produce five electric trucks per week, according to sources familiar with the matter." says electrek: "Now, we can confirm that the building, which sits at 550 Milan Drive (pictured above) next to another building used as a warehouse by Tesla, is housing a new production line for Tesla Semi currently being deployed by the automaker. Reliable sources familiar with the matter told Electrek that Tesla is currently building a low-volume Tesla Semi production line in the building. Once completed, they expect a production capacity of five Tesla Semi electric trucks per week. The plan is still for volume production to happen at Gigafactory Austin once Tesla can also ramp up battery cell production there."

 

https://electrek.co/2021/03/30/tesla-semi-production-line-new-nevada-building-electric-trucks-per-week/

 

MUSK SAYS CELL SUPPLY SHORTAGE MAKES IT DIFFICULT TO SCALE TESLA SEMI PRODUCTION

Elon Musk said in a tweet on Tuesday the near-term cell supply shortage makes it difficult to scale the production of Tesla Semi commercial truck.

 

MERCEDES-BENZ AMG'S FIRST DEDICATED EV ARRIVES IN 2021

"Mercedes-Benz AMG's first dedicated electric vehicle will arrive this year, the company announced late on Tuesday during a presentation of its electrification strategy for the coming years. The vehicle is expected to be a variant of the upcoming Mercedes-Benz EQS sedan (shown above), but it won't be a heavy hitter like AMG's 63 series. Rather, it will sit in AMG's first rung of performance like the current batch of 35- and 53-series cars." says Motor Authority: "AMG has confirmed that its full lineup will eventually be made of EVs, though only when the technology is ready, which could be more than a decade still."

 

https://www.motorauthority.com/news/1127705_mercedes-benz-amg-s-first-dedicated-ev-arrives-in-2021

 

ESPRINTER TO BE BUILT AT THREE PLANTS

Management and employee representatives at Mercedes-Benz have struck an agreement to build the next generation eSprinter van, which is based on the newly developed Electric Versatility Platform, at three locations: North Charleston, South Carolina, Düsseldorf and Ludwigsfelde in Germany. Based on a new platform announced at the end of 2020, the next generation of the eSprinter targets new customer segments and markets, including the USA and Canada. Mercedes-Benz is investing around €350 million in the next generation eSprinter. The necessary conversion measures in plants and retraining is currently in preparation.

 

MERCEDES EQS HAS A 141CM CURVED SCREEN COVERING 3 DISPLAYS

"Mercedes-Benz has unveiled new interior shots of the upcoming EQS. There’s definitely a lot going on here, including a modern, refined interior with a lot more displays and a lot less physical buttons. The headline to the show is the the massive piece of glass in the dash. This curves in three-dimensions and overlays 3 displays. The UI is known as the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) and this new triplescreen interface is known as the Hyperscreen." reports Tech.au: "The optional extra consists of 3 separate displays that span over 141 centimetres wide. The driver display is 12.3″, the largest central display is 17.7″ and the front passenger display is 12.3″. While Merc would love for you to think of this as one seemless display, the reality is, it isn’t. The back row passengers don’t get ignored either with a display of their own, connected to the back of the front seat"

 

https://techau.com.au/mercedes-eqs-has-a-141cm-curved-screen-covering-3-displays-0-menu-levels/1

 

EQS TO FEATURE BIOMETRIC TECH

"Car Throttle reports that the vehicle will use facial recognition technology to recognize both the driver and passengers, and tailor various settings to the riders based on past preferences." says Mobile ID World: "The auto industry is quickly becoming a major commercial adopter of biometric technologies, with computer vision and facial recognition being among the most popular. It has yet to be officially revealed whether the EQS will also feature Mercedes’ MBUX (Merced-Benz User Experience) platform, which brings with it a slew of voice-based interactions, and allows for further user customization. Mercedes did recently announce the renewal of its partnership with artificial intelligence expert Cerence — whose speech recognition technology is behind MBUX — so the inclusion of that platform and its speech recognition capabilities certainly seems possible."

 

https://mobileidworld.com/new-mercedes-eqs-feature-biometric-tech-that-can-recognize-driver-passengers-032906/

 

EV BATTERY STARTUP POACHES OIL VETERANS TO BUILD ARCTIC FACTORY

"A Norwegian battery maker is giving executives from the oil, gas and aluminum industries a new lease of life, tapping their experience to gain an edge in the race to electrify cars." says JWN ENergy: "Freyr AS plans to start a pilot plant near the Arctic Circle in Norway by next year after hiring a handful of executives accustomed to running big, complicated and costly projects. Freyr will invest between $2 billion to $2.5 billion until the middle of the decade.  That’s down from an estimate of $4.5 billion as recently as two years ago because of decisions on the technology to use. Its first commercial factory is scheduled to start production in the first half of 2023."

 

https://www.jwnenergy.com/article/2021/3/24/ev-battery-startup-poaches-oil-veterans-to-build-a/

 

WHY ELECTRIC VEHICLE SUBSIDIES ARE A BAD IDEA

"right now they are very expensive. But that does not mean their purchase should be subsidised. It just means that we should wait for the cheaper vehicles. All a subsidy will do is provide a windfall gain for those who were going to purchase an electric vehicle anyway and encourage others to make an expensive purchase. This will contribute nothing to meeting the 2050 target, because by 2050 nearly all those expensive cars will have long since been scrapped" writes The Spinoff: "he EV uptake rate would be higher in New Zealand than in Europe and Japan by 2040 without a New Zealand subsidy, rather undercutting the argument that providing a subsidy now is somehow necessary for the long term development of the EV market."

 

https://thespinoff.co.nz/money/31-03-2021/why-electric-vehicle-subsidies-are-a-bad-idea/

 

NEW VIRGINIA LAW TO REQUIRE SALE OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES

"Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has signed a bill that will require car manufacturers to sell a certain percentage of electric or hybrid vehicles. The goal is to reduce air pollution. Transportation is the leading source of greenhouse gas pollution in Virginia, and this measure will help to cut down on that."

 

https://www.nbc12.com/2021/03/31/new-virginia-law-require-sale-electric-vehicles-order-reduce-pollution/

 

 

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Mar 31, 2021
Kia EV6 boasts 577 hp, 20 minute charging | 30 Mar 2021
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  • Chinese tech firm Xiaomi to develop electric vehicles
  • Auto industry urges Biden to back ‘comprehensive’ EV plan
  • Rivian’s amazing new warranty
  • The Lf-Z Concept Shows Just How Far Lexus Has To Go In Evs
  • Tesla and Toyota to revisit old partnership
  • Mercedes-Benz EQS Achieves 4 Mi/kWh With 0.20 Drag Coefficient
  • Formula E unveils electric Mini safety car for select races

 

Show #1037

 

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KIA EV6 BOASTS 577 HP, 20 MINUTE CHARGING

"The EV6 isn't Kia's first electric car, but it is the first to be built on the Hyundai Group's Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), alongside the new Ioniq 5. The EV6 will be offered with either rear- or all-wheel drive and with the choice of two battery capacities." asys Roadshow: "At the top of the lineup is the performance-oriented EV6 GT, which comes standard with the larger 77.4-kilowatt-hour Long Range battery and dual-motor electric all-wheel drive. Combined thrust is estimated at 577 horsepower and 546 pound-feet of torque. Mat the accelerator and the EV6 GT will sprint to 62 mph in just 3.5 seconds and onward to a top speed of 162 mph. Exclusive to the EV6 GT is an electronic limited-slip differential that improves traction and handling. Keep the battery above a 35% state of charge and the EV6 should also be able to tow up to 3,527 pounds. The entry-level EV6 and GT-Line come standard with a 58-kWh Standard Range battery, stepping two-wheel-drive power down to 168 hp and AWD to 232 hp. Kia estimates that, at best, a single-motor EV6 with the Long Range battery should cruise for up to 317 miles per charge "

 

"Kia claims that all models, regardless of which battery is optioned, will be capable of charging from 10 to 80 per cent in just 18 minutes when using the 800V ultra-fast charger. And, if the EV6 is specified with the 77.4 kWh battery pack and 2WD, owners will be able to add 100 kilometres of range to the EV in less than four and a half minutes, which Kia says is around the same amount of time it takes to refuel a conventional ICE-powered vehicle." according to WhichCar: "The charging system of the EV6 is also said to move the game on, utilising an Integrated Charging Control Unit (ICCU) that is capable of discharging the car batteries’ power to external devices through a vehicle-to-load (V2L) function.  This V2L function can supply up to 3.6 kW to devices such as a TV or air-conditioning unit, effectively acting as a generator. Kia claims that thanks to the EV6’s long wheelbase, which measures 2,900mm, and the flat-floor design that the EV’s architecture allows for, the result is an interior size similar to a medium to large size SUV. Dual 12-inch curved digital displays blend into one seamless strip across the car’s interior fascia, with one taking the place of a conventional dashboard and the other acting as a touchscreen interface for the infotainment system. "

 

I didn't see it reported online but when I went to reserve one, the GT version is October 2022! Why so far away?

 

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/kia-ev6-electric-crossover-debut-specs/

 

https://www.whichcar.com.au/car-news/kia-ev6-launches-globally

 

CHINESE TECH FIRM XIAOMI TO DEVELOP ELECTRIC VEHICLES

Chinese technology firm Xiaomi announced today that it has entered the electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing industry, after investing 10bn yuan ($1.5bn) to establish a wholly-owned subsidiary to develop intelligent EVs." according to Argus Media; "The Beijing-headquartered firm's chief executive officer (CEO) Lei Jun will also serve as CEO of the EV subsidiary, which may build a plant in China to manufacture EVs. Xiaomi will inject an additional $10bn in the next 10 years into its EV business. Other details of the potential plant were undisclosed."

 

https://www.argusmedia.com/en/news/2200752-chinese-tech-firm-xiaomi-to-develop-electric-vehicles?backToResults=true

 

AUTO INDUSTRY URGES BIDEN TO BACK ‘COMPREHENSIVE’ EV PLAN

The requests, made in a six-page letter dated March 29, come as Biden is set to unveil on Wednesday a $3 trillion or more infrastructure proposal that could include significant support for manufacturing and charging electric vehicles (EVs).

The letter from the UAW and two major auto industry trade groups noted there are currently only 1.5 million EVs out of 278 million registered passenger U.S. vehicles.

 

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/30/auto-industry-urges-biden-to-back-comprehensive-ev-plan-.html

 

RIVIAN’S AMAZING NEW WARRANTY

Amazon-backed electric SUV maker Rivian is quietly making a name for itself as one of the most exciting newcomers to the electric vehicle market. Not only are its cars looking great, it’s also offering after-sales service that sets a new standard for the industry." reports The NExt Web: "Over the past week, sleuths over on Rivian forums spotted updates to the EV startup’s vehicle warranties, and it has well and truly thrown down the gauntlet to all other manufacturers with its five-year, 60,000-mile comprehensive warranty. According to the company’s website, the comprehensive warranty covers, “The cost of all parts and labor necessary for any defective materials are covered for 5 years or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first.”"

 

https://thenextweb.com/shift/2021/03/30/rivians-amazing-new-warranty-should-be-the-standard-for-all-ev-brands/

 

THE LF-Z CONCEPT SHOWS JUST HOW FAR LEXUS HAS TO GO IN EVS

"Toyota is finally following the rest of its peers into making all-electric vehicles, and that now includes its luxury brand, Lexus. On Tuesday, the Japanese marque revealed the LF-Z Electrified concept car, which is all about charting the company’s course into an electric future." says The Verge: "The company said Tuesday it will introduce 20 new vehicles by 2025 and that just 10 of those will be all-electric, hybrid, or run on hydrogen.  The company has played a very conservative hand here at the beginning of what is, by its own admission, a massive transformation in the industry. And while there are certain advantages to that strategy — like not spending dozens of billions of dollars — the LZ-F is a good reminder of some of the disadvantages, too."

 

https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/30/22357789/lexus-lf-z-electrified-concept-car-ev-toyota-electric

 

TESLA AND TOYOTA TO REVISIT OLD PARTNERSHIP

"A recent report from an esteemed South Korean publication has suggested that Tesla and Toyota are poised to revisit an old partnership to develop an all-new electric vehicle. The partnership has reportedly been under review since last year." according to Teslarati: " the upcoming partnership between Tesla and Toyota would likely result in the development of a small electric SUV. Toyota is reportedly providing the vehicle platform in the partnership, while Tesla will supply some of the EV’s electronic control platform and software."

 

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-toyota-ev-partnership-report/

 

MERCEDES-BENZ EQS ACHIEVES 4 MI/KWH WITH 0.20 DRAG COEFFICIENT

"That’s comparable to the 4.5 mi/kWh Lucid promises the Air will achieve. Tesla and EPA state the Model S Long Range can achieve 402 miles with its 100 kWh battery pack. That translates into a 4.02 mi/kWh energy efficiency if you run your car past the 0 percent warning and until it stops, according to Tesla engineers." says InsideEVs: "The EQS beats that: with more than 435 miles of range – probably according to WLTP standards – for its 108 kWh battery pack, it reaches 4.03 mi/kWh. It’s close to what Tesla offers, but it means more than just that in Mercedes-Benz's case."

 

https://insideevs.com/news/497543/mercedes-benz-eqs-4-mi-kwh/

 

FORMULA E UNVEILS ELECTRIC MINI SAFETY CAR FOR SELECT RACES

"Formula E will use a modified all-electric Mini as its safety car this season ahead of its parent company BMW quitting the series.This move for the remainder of the 2021 season comes as Mini owner BMW will exit Formula E at the end of the campaign having “essentially exhausted the opportunities" to develop its technologies within the championship." says Motor1: "The Mini Electric Pacesetter has received styling tweaks, including a rear wing and flared wheel arches, that resemble the third iteration of the internal combustion-engined Mini Cooper JCW GP road car.  It is 130kg lighter than the regular Mini Electric but runs the same 182bhp output to accelerate to 62mph in 6.7 seconds, six tenths quicker than the standard car.  "

 

https://uk.motor1.com/news/497663/mini-safety-car-2021-bmw/

 

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Mar 30, 2021
Porsche/Audi Won’t Follow VW’s Plan For EVs| 29 Mar 2021
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  • Mercedes-Benz EQS Spied With Less Camo
  • Ioniq 5 production delayed by electric motor shortage
  • With ID.4, Volkswagen Has Electric SUV That Whispers, Not Shouts
  • Uber offers green option for London
  • bp pulse to expand its UK network with new ultra-fast charging hubs
  • Could this be an Electric BMW 2 Series Test Mule?
  • Foiling ferry to become the world's fastest electric passenger ship
  • Ministers face calls to build battery ‘gigafactories’

 

Show #1036

 

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PORSCHE CHOOSES NOT TO USE VW GROUP'S UPCOMING EV PLATFORM

"A few weeks ago, we reported that Volkswagen Group has plans to switch to a single electric car platform. The group announced that all brands under its umbrella would eventually move from the current [MEB] architecture to the upcoming SSP platform. However, we did report that it would be used "for most cars from most brands in the future."" says InsideEVs: "Now, we understand that Porsche reportedly isn't interested in following suit. Instead, the luxury German automaker plans to use the Premium Platform Electric (PPE) platform that it spent years developing alongside partner brand Audi. Porsche will first use the PPE architecture for its upcoming all-electric Macan SUV, which it says will come to market in the second half of 2022. Audi's Q6 e-tron SUV, which is based on the electric Macan, will also use the PPE platform."

 

https://insideevs.com/news/496723/porsche-wont-use-vw-group-upcoming-ev-platform/

 

MERCEDES-BENZ EQS SPIED WITH LESS CAMO

As the world premiere of the Mercedes-Benz EQS is getting closer, more and more prototypes of the car are seen with less and less camouflage. Here we can see the new video from walkoARTvideos, which shows us a white unit with camouflage only on the front and rear part. Mercedes-Benz intends to make the EQS the most aerodynamic car ever produced in series, with Cd as low as 0.20. The door handles hide inside the doors and we can also note a large panoramic glass roof." reports Motor1.com "Mercedes-Benz has no choice but to maximise the specs to compete with the Tesla (refreshed Model X), upcoming Rivian R1S and Lucid "Gravity.""

 

https://uk.motor1.com/news/497374/mercedes-eqs-less-camo-video/

 

IONIQ 5 PRODUCTION DELAYED BY ELECTRIC MOTOR SHORTAGE

"Hyundai Motor’s electric vehicle (EV) drive is facing an unexpected bump in the road as it has been forced to slash production of its ambitious Ioniq 5 SUV due to a shortage of components. Hyundai Motor had planned to make 10,000 Ioniq 5s in April at its Ulsan factory, but has now slashed that goal to 2,600 units as Hyundai Mobis, an auto parts affiliate of Hyundai Motor, failed to manufacture enough electric motors for the model." says Korea Joongang DAily: "Hyundai Motor’s Ioniq 5, the first EV model to be manufactured on the carmaker’s dedicated modular platform E-GMP, was a hit as soon as its specs were disclosed last month.  In Korea, more than 35,000 reservations have been placed for the model. The 3,000 units earmarked for preorders in Europe sold out as soon as reservation opened. Hyundai Motor plans to sell 70,000 Ioniq 5s this year globally and 100,000 from next year."

 

https://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/2021/03/29/business/industry/ioniq5-egmp-hyundai-motor/20210329172800371.html

 

WITH ID.4, VOLKSWAGEN HAS ELECTRIC SUV THAT WHISPERS, NOT SHOUTS

"The first electric SUV from VW will hit the market this spring with futuristic good looks, high-tech driving features, and 250 miles of battery range. While it will never be mistaken for a six-figure electric supercar, with its spacious, airy cabin and satisfactory performance, the ID.4 holds its own." asys Bloomberg: "The 1st Edition model I drove added unique badging, black mirror caps, and a tow hitch capable of pulling 2,200 pounds. It looks different enough on the road to make close observers take a second look—they can tell this is no Tiguan—but it blends in sufficiently to avert embarrassing commotions at the grocery store or while waiting in line to get vaccine.. I do think, by the way,  that consumers mulling the realties of owning an electric vehicle need some reassurance regarding range anxiety—still the biggest reason they won’t take the plunge.  The ID.4 does have nearly 250 miles of charge, even under aggressive highway driving, and it charges to 80% on a 125-kW DC fast charger in just 38 minutes."

 

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-03-29/vw-id4-review-family-friendly-electric-suv-that-whispers-not-shouts.

 

UBER OFFERS GREEN OPTION FOR LONDON

"Uber says it will let London customers request a fully electric car so they can "play their part in cleaning up urban transport". The ride-hailing app said its Uber Green option in central London will mean passenger fares will match those made in petrol, diesel and hybrid Uber vehicles, while drivers will be charged a reduced service fee." according to Sky News: "Journeys must begin within London's Zone 1 area but destinations are unrestricted. The company began adding a 15p per mile clean air fee in London in January 2019 to help drivers with the cost of switching to greener cars. This has raised £125m and the number of fully electric Uber cars in the capital has increased from 100 to 1,600. But this still leaves only a small percentage of the firm's 45,000 London vehicles that are eligible for the Uber Green scheme."

 

https://news.sky.com/story/uber-offers-green-option-for-london-customers-who-want-electric-cars-12259806

 

BP PULSE TO EXPAND ITS UK NETWORK WITH NEW ULTRA-FAST CHARGING HUBS

bp pulse, formerly known as BP Chargemaster, plans to significantly expand its ultra-fast EV charging infrastructure across the UK, with a series of new charging hubs developed in partnership with The EV Network (EVN).

 

The UK-based EV charging company plans to double the number of EV charge points in its UK network to 16,000 by 2030, with a particular emphasis on ultra-fast chargers. The total amount of charging on the bp pulse network is set to grow 30-fold by 2030.

 

COULD THIS BE AN ELECTRIC BMW 2 SERIES TEST MULE?

"We know that BMW is currently in development of many new electric vehicles but, after that, the details of what the brand is working on are a bit fuzzy. Originally, BMW claimed it was working on a modular architecture that was flexible for both internal combustion and electrification. However, now it’s apparently working on a bespoke EV architecture." says BMW Blog; "In these photos, you can see what is clearly a BMW 2 Series but one that’s a bit different from a standard car. For starters, it seems to be some sort of high-performance variant. It has louvers on its hood and massive carbon ceramic brakes. The car seems to have started off life as a BMW M2 but that doesn’t seem to be what it’s becoming. Out back, you can see that it lacks exhaust pipes altogether, instead having just a smooth piece of black plastic where the exhausts used to be"

 

https://www.bmwblog.com/2021/03/24/electric-2-series-test-mule/

 

FOILING FERRY TO BECOME THE WORLD'S FASTEST ELECTRIC PASSENGER SHIP

"Swedish boat-builder Candela is looking to make some waves in the local water transportation scene with a fancy new foiling ferry it claims will be world-beating in a number of ways. The P-30 is designed to become the fastest all-electric passenger ship ever made, all while cleaning up the waterways and surrounding air by eventually displacing the diesel ferries currently servicing the city of Stockholm." says New Atlas: "The P-30 will measure 40 ft (12 m) long, have enough space for 30 passengers and will be powered by a pair of 60 kW electric pod drives. These will propel the vessel to a top speed of 30 knots and a service speed of 20-25 knots, while the onboard 180-kWh lithium battery will offer a range of more than 60 nautical miles."

 

https://newatlas.com/marine/foiling-ferry-p-130-candela-worlds-fastest-electric/

 

MINISTERS FACE CALLS TO BUILD BATTERY ‘GIGAFACTORIES’

"Ministers must give the green light to several more “gigafactories” making batteries for electric cars or risk losing out on thousands of jobs,  Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Ed Miliband will say in a speech on Thursday." says iNews: "Work has begun on a single gigafactory in Northumberland. Experts believe many more will be needed to fuel a mass switchover to electric cars, vans and buses without increasing the West’s dependence on imported batteries from countries such as China."

 

https://inews.co.uk/news/politics/ministers-face-calls-to-build-battery-gigafactories-across-uk-to-power-new-generation-of-electric-cars-928646

 

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VW ID.Buzz Van For 2023 | 28 Mar 2021
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  • VW ID. Buzz Electric Van's U.S. On-Sale Date Confirmed
  • Taycan Joins Porsche Drive Subscription
  • Scotland’s renewable energy matched 97 percent of demand in 2020
  • Tesla gets ready to add new Model Y version
  • Tesla Model 3 Vs VW ID.4 Road Trip: Range, Charging, Racing
  • Volkswagen delivers first ID.4 SUVs in Germany
  • Electrify America to Power New Jeep 4xe Charging Network
  • NIO completes 2,000,000 battery swaps

 

Show #1033

 

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VW ID. BUZZ ELECTRIC VAN'S U.S. ON-SALE DATE CONFIRMED

"The 2024 Volkswagen I.D.Buzz will make it to the U.S. market during calendar 2023 after a 2022 launch in Europe, according to Carsten Intra, head of the brand's Commercial Vehicles Division. The much-anticipated electric descendant of the Microbus will make up to 300 horsepower, and U.S. buyers can only get it with a long wheelbase." says Car & Driver: "The Buzz will not be available as a work vehicle on the U.S. market but will be outfitted as an upscale people carrier. But there could be up to three battery sizes. The entry-level model will likely be a rear-wheel-drive version with around 200 horsepower, and there will be an all-wheel-drive top-level version that will make as much as 300 horsepower."

 

https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a35940134/vw-id-buzz-us-on-sale-date/

 

TAYCAN JOINS PORSCHE DRIVE SUBSCRIPTION

The Taycan, the first purely electric sports car from Porsche, today joins the Porsche Drive Subscription and Rental program – allowing it to be experienced for a day, a week, or a month, with a maximum of flexibility. Porsche Drive offers up to seven models for as short as a month-by-month subscription or a few hours rental, all at the tap of an app.

Porsche Drive is also expanding its territory, adding five new cities to four existing markets. In total, drivers can enjoy the program in nine metro areas: Atlanta, GA; Houston, TX; Phoenix, AZ; and in Califo

Initially, the Taycan 4S model is available under the Single-Vehicle Subscription or rental plan, not as a swap in the multi-vehicle program. Subscription fees for the Taycan compare to a lease at the same ratio as other models in Porsche Drive – about 20 percent above the monthly cost of a comparable two-year lease, representing the premium for the flexible and all-inclusive package. The Taycan 4S fee is $3,250 per month and the Taycan rear-wheel drive will be $2,500 monthly.

 

SCOTLAND’S RENEWABLE ENERGY MATCHED 97 PERCENT OF DEMAND IN 2020

What fuel are you putting in your car?

"Back in 2011, Scotland set a green-energy related goal for itself: It aimed to generate the equivalent of 100 percent of the country's gross electricity demand from renewables by 2020. While the country failed to reach that objective, 97.4 percent of its gross electric consumption still came from clean energy sources last year." says engadget: "Scottish authorities are hoping that renewable energy sources can meet 50 percent of the country's energy demands across electricity, heat and transport by 2030. The country has a lot of work to do to be able to reach that goal, however, especially when it comes to transportation and heating."

 

https://www.engadget.com/scotland-renewable-energy-97-percent-electricity-needs-2020-180436107.html

 

TESLA GETS READY TO ADD NEW MODEL Y VERSION

"Tesla could be readying to add a Long Range Model Y with rear-wheel-drive (LR RWD) to its electric offerings following the publication of orders by the California air board, bucking news that it had cancelled plans for the variant." according to TheDriven: "The new document brings another chapter to the Model Y saga in which Tesla boss Elon Musk indicated a LR RWD would be added to the line-up after saying the Standard Range (not Plus) Model Y’s range would be too short to be a viable product.The California Air Resources Board published executive orders for the Long Range rear-wheel-drive version of the Model Y electric crossover on Thursday (US time), signaling that it could be available for sale within months if the company follows previous timelines for other models."

 

TESLA MODEL 3 VS VW ID.4 ROAD TRIP: RANGE, CHARGING, RACING

 

"The Volkswagen ID.4 has really impressed many EV fans. It makes the most sense to compare the ID.4 to the Model Y rather than the Model 3. However, for practical purposes, using the Tesla sedan" says InsideEVs.

 

https://insideevs.com/news/496980/video-tesla-model-3-vw-id4-range-charging-racing/

 

 

VOLKSWAGEN DELIVERS FIRST ID.4 SUVS IN GERMANY

The first customers in Germany received on Friday their fully electric Volkswagen ID.4 SUVs.

The ID.4 EVs were handed over simultaneously in the delivery centers at the Transparent Factory in Dresden and the Autostadt in Wolfsburg.

Thousands of other customers are due to follow, with the company expecting to deliver about 150,000 ID.4 vehicles globally this year.

Despite the fact that many car dealers were closed and ahead of the actual market launch in Germany, 23,500 orders for this model had already been issued by the end of February across Europe.

For the dealerships to be able to advise customers in the best possible way, a Europe-wide training roadshow is under way. In Germany alone, more than 10,000 dealership employees are taking part. As well as learning about the vehicle itself, they also receive training in all related areas of electromobility such as We Connect and charging

 

ELECTRIFY AMERICA TO POWER NEW JEEP 4XE CHARGING NETWORK

Jeep is partnering with Electrify America to create the Jeep 4xe Charging Network by installing Jeep-branded EV charging stations at or near the trailheads of Jeep Badge of Honor off-road trails over the next year, allowing owners to take full-advantage of their electrified Jeep SUV.

Jeep 4xe charging stations are set to open this spring in Moab, Utah, the Rubicon Trail in Pollock Pines, California, and Big Bear, California, three of the most iconic off-road destinations and Jeep brand icons.

 

By the end of 2021, more Jeep 4xe Charging Stations are expected to be operational around the United States. The EV charging stations will be located near the Jeep Badge of Honor trails, an industry-exclusive off-road rewards program, to assist Jeep Wrangler 4xe owners who want to win a Badge of Honor.

 

NIO COMPLETES 2,000,000 BATTERY SWAPS

"On 24 March 2021, China-based electric vehicle maker NIO completed its 2,000,000th NIO Power Swap in Suzhou Delivery Center, China. On 26 May 2020—slightly less than 10 months ago—NIO had completed 500,000 swaps. (Earlier post.) NIO Power Swap stations have so far powered more than 396 million kilometers of driving distance." says Green Car Congress: "The most frequent Power Swap user has completed more than 654 swaps; the most traveled Power Swap user has visited 67 stations nationwide. Harbin, Beijing, Chengdu, Haikou, and Shenzhen are the top five cities in China with the highest per capita swaps. As an integral part of NIO’s Battery as a Service (BaaS) solution with chargeable, swappable, and upgradable batteries, apart from serving as the time-efficient solution for users’ daily needs, Power Swap also allows users to upgrade the battery and continuously enjoy the progress of battery technology."

 

https://www.greencarcongress.com/2021/03/20210327-nio.html

 

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My First Drive: VW ID.4 | 27 Mar 2021
24:14

Today I drive the new VW ID.4 and talk to Richard Symons who drove it from Scotland to Dorset in a day.

Mar 27, 2021
Mercedes to Unveil EQS Flagship Electric Sedan | 26 Mar 2021
14:09

On today’s podcast:

  • Mercedes to Unveil Flagship Electric Sedan
  • DHL Express Deploys Nearly 100 New Lightning Electric Delivery Vans In U.S.
  • Waymo Provides Look Inside Self-Driving Truck Testing
  • BYD Yuan Pro arrives with a cobalt-free LFP battery
  • Top six electric cars coming to Australia in 2021
  • EV makers oppose delay to automotive emissions penalty increase
  • Tesla Tequila Bottle ON Sale
  • Swiss gas station chain launches national fast charging network

 

Show #1033

 

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MERCEDES TO UNVEIL FLAGSHIP ELECTRIC SEDAN

"Mercedes-Benz is about to unveil a new flagship model it expects to boast market-leading battery range, following through on its pledge to compete in the luxury electric-vehicle segment with top technology. The April 15 debut of the EQS -- the first Mercedes built on dedicated electric-car underpinnings -- will mark a milestone for the German brand that’s been criticized for taking too long to embrace EVs. Next year, Mercedes will be making eight fully electric cars on three continents, Chief Operating Officer Markus Schaefer said in a phone interview." writes Bloomberg: "The more than 700 kilometers (435 miles) of range Mercedes expects the EQS to achieve in lab testing is another indication Germany’s carmakers will have something to say about Tesla Inc.’s early domination of the EV space. The battery range Mercedes has touted for the EQS would exceed the 412 miles that Tesla estimates for the Long Range version of the Model S. The company provides U.S. data on its order website, which can vary from the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure used in Europe and elsewhere. Startup Lucid Motors Inc. has said it will sell a version of its Air sedan that offers 517 miles of range, and Tesla has estimated the Model S Plaid+ slated for late this year will get 520 miles."

 

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-03-26/mercedes-expects-to-raise-the-electric-bar-with-flagship-sedan

 

DHL EXPRESS DEPLOYS NEARLY 100 NEW LIGHTNING ELECTRIC DELIVERY VANS IN U.S.

 

DHL Express – the world’s leading provider of international express shipping services – continues making investments to meet its ambitious goals for emissions reduction and climate protection. Following a successful initial pilot program using nine Lightning Electric Ford Transit 350HD electric vans in the U.S. late last year, the company plans to deploy another 89 electric vehicles this year in New York and California.

Produced by Lightning eMotors, a designer and manufacturer of complete zero-emission-vehicle (ZEV) solutions for commercial and government fleets, the new electric vehicles are highly durable and capable of achieving 61 MPGe, compared to 13 MPG for similar gas-powered vans. They also include proprietary telematics and analytics software, which will aid with route optimization, driver training and vehicle efficiencies.

Lightning eMotors, based in Loveland, Colorado, designs and manufactures zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, including delivery trucks, shuttle buses, passenger vans, chassis-cab models, city transit buses, and motor coaches.

 

WAYMO PROVIDES LOOK INSIDE SELF-DRIVING TRUCK TESTING

"Autonomous vehicle developer Waymo offered a look inside the day-to-day testing of its self-driving trucks on public roads through a virtual ride-along event for members of the press.  During the March 24 live demonstration, a Class 8 tractor outfitted with Waymo’s automated driving system drove autonomously on highways near the company’s operations center outside of Phoenix. With a safety driver sitting behind the wheel, the truck autonomously performed lane changes and merges while negotiating moderate traffic, including passenger cars, a motorcycle and other large commercial trucks, on Interstate 10 and Arizona Route 202." according to ttnews.com@: "Waymo’s trucking program, named Waymo Via, is actively testing and developing technology designed to enable SAE Level 4 automated driving, meaning the truck would be able to drive itself with no human input or backup under certain conditions. this latest version of the Waymo Driver features higher-resolution lidar to create 3D images of the vehicle’s surroundings, as well as 360-degree camera sensors that can detect objects more than 500 meters away.  Waymo debuted the fifth-generation system last year on electric Jaguar I-Pace passenger cars and recently adapted it to its trucking platform as well."

 

https://www.ttnews.com/articles/waymo-provides-look-inside-self-driving-truck-testing

 

BYD YUAN PRO ARRIVES WITH A COBALT-FREE LFP BATTERY

"Recently, BYD renamed the Yuan EV to Yuan Pro and gave it a new more modern front, similar to the BYD Han EV. This electric car is now available to order in China and comes with a 50,1 kWh BYD Blade Battery for a NEDC range of 401 km." says Pedro at PushEVs.com: "The BYD Yuan Pro looks nice, however, the Han EV and D1 will probably be the most popular models for a while. The BYD D1 – that resembles a VW ID.3 – was initially aimed for car sharing services, but is now also available for private buyers with a starting price of 151.800 yuan (19.532 euros). Anyway, now BYD has a vast electric car offer in China that will eventually arrive to other important markets (Europe, North America and Australia). Production capacity is growing extremely fast and currently only the smallest electric car model BYD e1 still has a NCM battery, all other models already got upgraded to LFP (LiFePO4) battery cells with CTP (cell-to-pack) batteries."

 

https://pushevs.com/2021/03/22/byd-yuan-pro-arrives-with-a-cobalt-free-lfp-battery/

 

TOP SIX ELECTRIC CARS COMING TO AUSTRALIA IN 2021

"As we round up the end of the first quarter of 2021 it’s time to take stock of the (gradually) increasing choice for drivers on the local EV market, and take a look at what’s to come. As The Driven noted in this article here, the arrival of the MG ZS EV, which is officially Australia’s cheapest EV at $40,990 (excluding on-roads), and the Porsche Taycan which starts at $191,000 before on-roads, have both made a splash on the market."

 

Model Y

MB EQA

IONIQ 5

LEAF e+

BMW iX

Polestar2

 

https://thedriven.io/2021/03/25/top-six-electric-cars-coming-to-australia-in-2021/

 

EV MAKERS OPPOSE DELAY TO AUTOMOTIVE EMISSIONS PENALTY INCREASE

"Electric vehicle manufacturers are pushing back against a decision to delay penalty increases for automakers who fail to meet fuel efficiency standards." says TechCrunch: " new EV entrants say the penalty mechanism is a powerful performance incentive to decrease tailpipe emissions and encourage investment in lower- or zero-emissions technology.   The decision, issued in January by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), postpones imposing a penalty increase from the beginning of model year 2019 to model year 2022. Tesla is petitioning the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals to review the ruling"

 

https://techcrunch.com/2021/03/25/ev-makers-oppose-delay-to-automotive-emissions-penalty-increase/

 

 

TESLA TEQUILA BOTTLE ON SALE

"True to Elon Musk’s words back in November, Tesla has now launched a collectible Tesla Tequila lightning bottle on its official shops in Europe and China. Dubbed as the Tesla Decanter, the hand-blown bottle could be another highly sought collectible from the electric car maker. " repots TeslaratI:" That product has now been launched as the Tesla Decanter. So far, the product seems to be unavailable in the United States, but Tesla’s Europe and China stores are currently offering it. The Tesla Decanter is priced at RMB779 ($119) in China and €150 ($176) in Europe. The lightning-shaped bottles are currently available for pre-order. "

 

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-tequila-bottle-europe-china-launch/

 

SWISS GAS STATION CHAIN LAUNCHES NATIONAL FAST CHARGING NETWORK

"Migrol, a chain of gas stations associated with the Swiss grocery giant Migros, has announced plans to roll out a network of DC fast charging stations. Migrol currently operates more than 300 gas stations, many of them adjacent to convenience stores, car washes and/or auto repair shops." says ChargedEVs: "The chargers will be located along principal travel routes in Switzerland, and will offer power levels up to 160 kW. Charging will require no network membership or pre-registration, but will be payable using a debit or credit card"

 

https://chargedevs.com/newswire/swiss-gas-station-chain-launches-national-fast-charging-network/

 

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Arrival list at a $13bn valuation | 25 Mar 2021
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On today’s podcast:

  • Arrival list at a $13bn valuation
  • Rimac opens R&D centre in the UK
  • Tesla Claims EPA Range Needs A Drained Battery
  • Europe: More Than 600 Tesla Supercharging Stations
  • The End of Tesla’s Dominance
  • The new Normal
  • Kona EV owners say Hyundai mishandling recall
  • Used hybrid values slashed
  • Heavy-duty trucking may be 'next big frontier'

 

Show #1032

 

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ARRIVAL LIST AT A $13BN VALUATION

"Arrival, a British startup that produces zero-emission public transit vehicles, has listed on the Nasdaq with a current valuation of $13bn, making it one of the largest-ever listings of a UK tech company.  The company’s founder, Russian telecoms tycoon and former deputy minister Denis Sverdlov, owned a 76% stake in Arrival at the point of IPO, according to SEC filings, making his share worth $9.8bn." says sifted.eu: "For the first five years of Arrival...Sverdlov funded the company himself, piling $450m into it. In 2020, the company raised $300m from investors Hyundai Motor, BlackRock and Vladimir Potanin, one of Russia’s richest people.  It’s developing zero-emission electric vehicles for commercial use: they’re made from a composite material that the company says is lighter and cheaper than steel.  Arrival says its cars can be customised to specific companies’ needs. In October last year, it signed a deal with the United Parcel Service to provide 10k vehicles and an option to buy a further 10k — a deal worth $1.2bn. Arrival will also begin trialling electric buses on public roads in the UK from this autumn in a partnership with British bus operator First Bus.  Arrival said it projects being cash-flow positive by 2023 and generating a gross profit of nearly $4bn by 2024."

 

Their philosophy is about micro factories in, or close to, major cities. They say there are 560 cities with a 1million+ population which have the potential to support a micro factory.  Starting just north of London and Rock Hill, S Carolina.

 

https://sifted.eu/articles/arrival-nasdaq-listing/

 

RIMAC OPENS R&D CENTRE IN THE UK

"Rimac has cut the ribbon on its first R&D office in the UK as it gears up for the launch of the production version of its C_Two electric hypercar" reports Autocar: "Based in Warwick Enterprise Park, Warwickshire, the office is planned to employ 30 people by the end of 2021. However, Rimac said it could “expand significantly in the years to come” as the company progresses its product lines. The office will collaborate with Rimac’s Croatian headquarters, enabling the firm to take advantage of British engineers, whom Rimac founder and CEO Mate Rimac regards as among the best in the world."

 

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/industry-news-environment/rimac-opens-rd-centre-uk

 

TESLA CLAIMS EPA RANGE NEEDS A DRAINED BATTERY

"In response to an independent range test, Tesla has reportedly claimed that the EPA range on its vehicles can be achieved by draining the battery pack beyond the zero-mile displayed range. Last month, [Electrek] reported on Edmunds conducting independent range tests on a bunch of electric vehicles to compare them to their EPA estimates. The results showed that Tesla is using the most optimistic versions of its EPA estimated range in its advertising compared to other automakers." according to Fred at Electrek: "Now Edmunds is out with a follow-up report in which they claim that Tesla reached out to them following their test to state that they should have accounted for the “buffer” that comes after the displayed range reaches zero miles"

 

Edmunds said: "Needless to say, Tesla was not happy with our test results, and we received a phone call. Tesla’s engineers disputed our figures. They argued that we’d underestimated their cars’ true range because our test ran to an indicated zero miles rather than to a stop. Tesla argued that even when the indicated range hits zero, there’s still a safety buffer. The engineers reckoned that if you add this buffer, the distance measured to when the battery is spent, their cars would match the EPA results. Our answer to Tesla’s dismay with our initial results is that, yes, two of the automaker’s vehicles can match the EPA’s range estimates in the Edmunds EV range test. But that’s only under specific circumstances and by driving each vehicle past zero indicated miles of range."

 

https://electrek.co/2021/03/25/tesla-claims-epa-range-achieved-electric-cars-by-draining-battery-beyond-0-mile-range/

 

EUROPE: MORE THAN 600 TESLA SUPERCHARGING STATIONS

"The number of Tesla Supercharging stations in Europe has recently exceeded 600 in 27 countries (with more than 6,000 individual charging stalls). On average, that's 10 stalls per station. The network has grown significantly over about eight years since Model S entered the market (initially in 2013). There were less than 20 stations as of the end of 2013. As of the end of 2014, it increased to more than 110 and then to almost 200 as of the end of 2015. At the beginning of 2020, the number of stations increased to 500 and now it's 600." says InsideEVs: "The largest station in Europe is in Norway at Nebbenes with 44 stalls. Europe is no longer the second biggest market for Superchargers because China has accelerated in 2020 and now has more than 925 stations. That's actually pretty close to the 1,125 in the U.S."

 

https://insideevs.com/news/496754/europe-600-tesla-supercharging-stations/

 

THE END OF TESLA’S DOMINANCE

"He doesn’t date a synth-pop star, publicly puff on blunts, or profess to want to die on Mars, but Herbert Diess is starting to look and sound an awful lot like Elon Musk. The chief executive officer of Volkswagen AG kicked off a March 15 news conference modeled after Tesla Inc.’s “Battery Day”—Diess called his “Power Day”—by declaring that there’s only one way to quickly reduce emissions from transportation: Go electric." writes Bloomberg: "EVs are shifting from what seemed like a one-man show to an extravaganza with an increasingly crowded stage. Although VW has as good a chance as anyone to share top billing with Tesla, what’s less clear is the rest of the cast. Tesla has done to the auto industry what Netflix Inc. did to cable TV, speeding the shift away from internal combustion in much the same way easy access to Breaking Bad and hundreds of other shows spurred consumers to take the scissors to their Comcast contracts."

 

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-03-24/tesla-tsla-and-elon-musk-s-dominance-is-threatened-by-volkswagen

 

THE NEW NORMAL

"Central Illinois, best known for auto insurance, corn and soybeans, finds itself hosting a startup that touts its own expertise in lithium ion battery architecture and cloud computing. The majority of new vehicles sold worldwide in 2040 are forecast to be electric, and Rivian appears set on taking a big slice of that pie." reports CNN: "Bloomington-Normal can feel the effects of Rivian's growing significance. Some real estate agents are asking potential home buyers to submit their offers just hours after open houses end, a practice local real estate agent Greg Zavitz said he hadn't previously seen in 35 years of business in the area. Hotels are filling with Rivian employees, defying the national trend of vacancies brought on by the pandemic."

 

https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/24/cars/rivian-illinois-town/index.html

 

KONA EV OWNERS SAY HYUNDAI MISHANDLING RECALL

"Some owners of Hyundai Motor's Kona electric vehicles say the South Korean automaker is bungling a major recall with delays and poor communication, and risks losing buyers as it targets the No.3 spot in the fast-growing sector. Hyundai said last month it would replace the battery systems in some 82,000 electric vehicles globally at a cost of $900 million following fires in 15 Kona EVs." says Yahoo! Finance: "But Hyundai has yet to convey a clear plan to owners on when and how they can expect to have a potential fire hazard they are driving fixed, some of the owners have complained."

 

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/kona-ev-owners-hyundai-mishandling-230000921.html

 

USED HYBRID VALUES SLASHED

"The pandemic’s impact on the private hire industry has severely affected second-hand hybrid car values. Non-plug-in models have traditionally been the tool of choice for the likes of Uber drivers, thanks to the reliability and suitability for town and city driving, and this generated good demand and healthy prices for used examples" says Autocar News: "Prices of petrol hybrids at three years and 60,000 miles dropped by 10.1% year on year in January.  Values of used petrol hybrids fell by 16.9% during the week beginning 8 February"

 

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/industry-news-environment/analysis-used-hybrid-values-slashed-demand-falls-pandemic

 

HEAVY-DUTY TRUCKING MAY BE 'NEXT BIG FRONTIER'

"Transitioning all of the United States' medium- and heavy-duty trucks to zero-emissions vehicles by 2040 would lead to cumulative pollution-related savings of $485 billion by 2050, according to Jennifer Helfrich, senior manager of state policy at Ceres." says Utility Dive: "California is the national leader when it comes to electrifying transportation, though other states are following suit, according to experts. Zero-emissions vehicles are planned to make up 100% of California light-duty sales by 2035, including short-haul and drayage trucks. The state's full transition to ZEV buses and heavy-duty long-haul trucks is expected to be completed by 2045."

 

 

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Mar 25, 2021
Audi Q4 e-tron Production Starts | 24 Mar 2021
18:54

On today’s podcast:

  • Dacia’s new EV starts from €10,920 in Germany
  • Romanians can buy electric Dacia Spring for only EUR 7,700
  • Kia e-Niro launched with grant friendly sub-£35k pricetag
  • Audi Q4 e-tron Production Starts
  • VW boss says ‘embarrassing’ rules stop cheap electric car imports
  • Ford Escape PHEV Battery Problem Solved
  • Tesla begins accepting Bitcoin
  • Jeep Wrangler 4xe drivetrain

 

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DACIA’S NEW EV STARTS FROM €10,920 IN GERMANY

"When Dacia first announced the Spring Electric as a concept back in March last year, it led with the claim that it’d be “Europe’s most affordable all-electric vehicle”. Well, now it’s delivering on that promise, because in Germany at least, prices for the production version will start at €10,920. " says TopGear.com: "Technically of course, that’s a €20,490 start price for the base-spec Comfort trim level, but the German government provides a €9,570 grant. Sadly, there are still no plans for the Spring to make it to the UK, but let’s have a quick recap of the specs anyway. It combines a 27.4kWh battery with a 44bhp electric motor (no, that’s not a typo) for a WLTP range of 143 miles."

 

https://www.topgear.com/car-news/electric/hold-dacias-new-ev-starts-eu10920-germany

 

ROMANIANS CAN BUY ELECTRIC DACIA SPRING FOR ONLY EUR 7,700

"Romanian carmaker Dacia, part of the French Groupe Renault, has started the production of Dacia Spring, its first electric model.

Dacia has set the starting price at EUR 18,100 while the state is giving grants of about EUR 10,400, so the final price is EUR 7,700. It makes it the cheapest electric car in Romania and beyond. " according to Balkan Green Energy News: "The interest among Romanian buyers is enormous. Dacia received more than 1,500 orders for its first electric model in the first four hours after it made applications available, on March 20, local media reported. For comparison, that’s how many electric cars were sold in Romania in 2019. Dacia said orders are now temporarily closed."

 

https://balkangreenenergynews.com/romanians-can-buy-electric-dacia-spring-for-only-eur-7700/

 

KIA E-NIRO LAUNCHED WITH GRANT FRIENDLY SUB-£35K PRICETAG

"Kia has revealed a new long-range 64kWh battery version of its e-Niro electric SUV with a price tag of £34,945. The new model undercuts the recently announced lower maximum list price threshold for the Government’s plug-in car grant (PICG) and so qualifies for the cash incentive. Cars costing more than £35,000 are no longer eligible for the grant" reveals AutoExpress. The new '2' version features the long-range 64kWh battery pack and high-power 150kW motor as higher-specification e-Niro models, while offering a £34,945 on-the-road price: "The new, sub £35k long-range e-Niro is available in ‘2’ trim, which includes an 8.0-inch touchscreen display, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, 17-inch aluminium alloy wheels, a reversing camera system and rear parking sensors. There’s also an adaptive cruise control system that can bring the car to a complete stop and restart it in traffic jams, plus keyless entry and go. Kia claims the e-Niro ‘2’ Long Range is capable of travelling up to 282 miles on a single charge according to WLTP testing, and up to 382 miles in city driving. Indeed, the brand now claims that this new model has the greatest range of any sub-£35k electric vehicle."

 

Adds to Citroen e-C4 and Vauxhall Mokka-e, and Vivaro-e van.

 

https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/kia/e-niro/354578/long-range-kia-e-niro-launched-grant-friendly-sub-ps35k-pricetag

 

AUDI Q4 E-TRON PRODUCTION STARTS

Audi Q4 e-tron compact electric SUV production begins in Zwickau, Germany, alongside the VW ID.4.

The Q4 e-tron will be sized between the Q3 and Q5 SUVs, and will also gain a Sportback version next year.

The Q4 e-tron is expected to have specs similar to those of the ID.4's AWD version, optioned with the longer-range 82-kW battery.

 

Autoweek points out: "The Q4 is set to go on sale stateside at the end of this year, and will be followed next year by the Q4 Sportback. Audi's baby EV will take on the likes of the Volvo XC40 Recharge and the Tesla Model Y, but will likely stay north of the price range of some other new competitors, including the Nissan Ariya and the Kia EV6. After all, there'll be premium price to pay for the four rings on the front."

 

"Working alongside their colleagues from Volkswagen, more than one hundred Audi employees prepared for the start of production—from production planning and technical development through to quality assurance. The press tools for producing the body parts all come from Audi’s own toolmaking shop. " says GreenCarCongress: "Zwickau and the Audi brand enjoy a long tradition: The Audi car plants were established here in 1909. The Volkswagen plant there has been converted to an all-electric plant and is now an integral part of the Group’s electric offensive. The Audi Q4 e-tron will be unveiled to a global audience in the middle of April and launched on the European markets in the summer of 2021. By 2025, Audi plans to launch more than 20 fully electric models"

 

https://www.autoweek.com/news/green-cars/a35927317/what-to-expect-from-the-audi-q4-e-tron/

 

https://www.greencarcongress.com/2021/03/20210324-zwickau.html

 

VW BOSS SAYS ‘EMBARRASSING’ RULES STOP CHEAP ELECTRIC CAR IMPORTS

"Managing director of Volkswagen Australia Michael Bartsch says he cannot convince his German head office to supply Australians with the company’s top-selling mid-range electronic vehicles because of “embarrassing” local laws." says Sydney Morning Herald: "As a result, Australians cannot buy models popular in North America and Europe, such as the ID.3 hatchback and the larger ID.4 SUV, which would be significantly cheaper than the range of Teslas. If they were available in Australia they would cost around $50,000 and $60,000 respectively. A spokesman for Energy and Emissions Minister Angus Taylor said the Morrison government would not be “lectured about vehicles emissions by a car manufacturer that has a track record of deceiving motorists and violating clean-air laws.” In 2020, electric vehicles made up 0.75 per cent of new car sales in Australia, up from 0.6 per cent in 2019."

 

https://www.smh.com.au/business/consumer-affairs/vw-boss-says-embarrassing-rules-stop-cheap-electric-car-imports-20210322-p57d85.html

 

FORD ESCAPE PHEV BATTERY PROBLEM SOLVED

"Ford unveiled the 2020 Escape at the 2019 New York Auto show, promising that a plug-in hybrid variant would arrive for 2020. But that didn’t happen. In August, Ford had to pause selling the Kuga PHEV, the European version of the Escape, due to a fire risk with the battery." sys Motor1: " The company has resolved the issue in Europe, though production for the US is now facing another problem – the semiconductor shortage. However, the delay shouldn’t last much longer."

 

https://www.motor1.com/news/496212/ford-escape-phev-battery-delayed/

 

TESLA BEGINS ACCEPTING BITCOIN

"Tesla, the world's biggest electric vehicle company, is accepting Bitcoin as payment for its cars, according to its founder Elon Musk. Mr Musk made the announcement through Twitter on Wednesday. “Tesla is using only internal & open source software & operates Bitcoin nodes directly," Mr Musk said in the tweet. "Bitcoin paid to Tesla will be retained as Bitcoin, not converted to fiat currency.". Tesla has indicated that it will not use a third-party payment processor. Instead, it will start accepting Bitcoin directly and add the cryptocurrency into its own investment portfolio." reports The National News: "In the traditional model, customers first transfer their digital assets from their wallets to a third-party cryptocurrency payment processor. It would then convert Bitcoin into a fiat currency, such as dollars or dirhams, and transfer the final amount to the beneficiary’s account. Currently, telecom company AT&T and technology company Microsoft accept Bitcoin through a third-party payment service provider such as BitPay." Its for the U.S. for now.

 

https://www.thenationalnews.com/business/technology/tesla-begins-accepting-bitcoin-as-payment-for-its-evs-musk-says-1.1190339

 

JEEP WRANGLER 4XE DRIVETRAIN

" The Jeep Wrangler 4xe’s powertrain is very similar to the powertrain in every other Wrangler model. Like all of those, Wrangler 4xe has an engine up front, the new 2.0-litre turbo four, in this case. It sends power to the transmission, and on through to the transfer case. The transfer case is where that power is split between the Dana axles in front and back, and from there, its power to the ground. To this highly conventional 4×4 driveline setup, a few components are added." explains Driving.ca: "The first of these are a pair of electric motors—one built into the 8-speed automatic transmission, and another attached directly to the engine itself. The front motor applies power to the crankshaft, and the rear motor applies additional electric power through the transmission. Output from the two motors and gasoline engine are managed by a specialized control system that ensures the powertrain is as seamless and invisible as possible from the driver’s seat. By the way, the same hardware that makes that all possible also enhances Wrangler 4xe’s power output considerably. With 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of partial-electric torque, drivers can expect throttle response to be off the charts. That’s nearly as much torque as an SRT 392 powered Rubicon, but while using a fraction of the gas."

 

https://www.driving.ca/jeep/wrangler/features/feature-story/how-does-the-new-jeep-wrangler-4xe-drivetrain-work

 

 

 

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Mar 24, 2021
VW’s SEAT Planning More Affordable EVs | 23 Mar 2021
18:25

On today’s podcast:

  • Ford Spokesperson Dismisses Tesla Autonomy As 'Vaporware'
  • Tesla V11 software leaks online
  • Volkswagen use of cobalt now more than Tesla
  • Carmakers and Battery Producers Clash
  • SEAT to launch entry-level £17k electric car in 2025
  • Hyundai Motor rolls out 5-minute EV charging station stops
  • Nissan now selling new Leaf 40's for 20.8K EUR in Italy
  • Foxconn / Vinfast about EV partnership
  • Tidal-powered electric vehicles
  • D. Power Ranks Kia Niro EV as No. 1 in Mass-Market Study

 

 

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FORD SPOKESPERSON DISMISSES TESLA AUTONOMY AS 'VAPORWARE'

"A corporate communications officer for Ford engaged in a rare bit of Twitter trash talking about a competitor — in this case, Elon Musk’s Tesla Inc. — referring to Tesla's Model Y as “vaporware.”" says Yahoo! Finance today: "The put-down was sparked by a tweet from Tesla investor Ross Gerber, who also is the CEO of Gerber Kawasaki Wealth and Investment Management. In a tweet Sunday morning, EST, Gerber expressed his unhappiness with Ford’s Mustang Mach E-electric vehicle to Mike Levine, Ford’s North America communications manager. “Dear Ford,” Gerber tweeted. “It serves no value to try to compare the Mach e to a tesla. It is not and it’s not close. Also. It will serve you to not have your dealers ripping off EV customers with BS $5000 fees. You should return the money to the customers you ripped off. " Levine responded to Gerber within an hour with this tweet: “Why would Ford have to compare? Don’t listen to me. Listen to the media. And return those $10K full-self driving deposits. Mach-E customers drive away with a car. Tesla customers drive off with vaporware.”"

 

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/ford-spokesperson-dismisses-tesla-model-210303531.html

 

TESLA V11 SOFTWARE LEAKS ONLINE

"Version 11 of Tesla’s software has been a long time coming and tonight, we got our first look at a major revision of the interface. One of the big new features from the S and X is that new Yoke wheel which has no stalks, which means drive selection is being handled digitally. The setting screen shows an option to enable or disable ‘Smart Shift’, so for those users who want absolute control, its great to see this is an option." according to Techau: "We can see a new area on the left of the display (LHD markets) which has a vehicle icon, then dots above and below it, indicating a drag up or down will let you manually select the direction of the vehicle, in the event the AI-power gear selection chooses the wrong direction. In one of the shots, we see a light pane over the left of the display which provides quick access to vehicle controls. These include lock, Frunk, Trunk, Charge port, Lights, Fold mirrors, Glovebox, and Neutral (current gear selection) at the top. In the middle we see Window lock, Child lock, a brightness slider, View clips (Dashcam), Camera (reverse). This section is completed with a new front image of the car, with the word Controls written under it, along with Mirrors and Steering wheel adjustment buttons."

 

https://techau.com.au/tesla-v11-software-leaks-online-huge-ui-refresh-drag-strip-mode-and-smart-shift

 

VOLKSWAGEN USE OF COBALT NOW MORE THAN TESLA

"In 2020, a total of 18,750 tonnes of cobalt were consumed in the batteries of newly-sold passenger EVs globally, an increase of 29% year-over-year, a new report by Adamas Intelligence reveals. According to the market analyst, the increase in cobalt use was the result of a surge in passenger BEV and PHEV sales in the second half of the year, particularly in China and Europe." says mining.com: "Volkswagen Group led the pack with nearly 3,000 tonnes of the blue metal deployed in the batteries of new VW, Audi, Porsche, and SEAT electric vehicles, as well as those manufactured with joint venture partners in China. The German carmaker was followed by Tesla with more than 2,000 tonnes of cobalt deployed"

 

Then it was Hyundai Kia in 3rd and Daimler in 4th.

 

https://www.mining.com/top-five-ev-makers-responsible-for-50-of-cobalt-deployed-in-2020/

 

CARMAKERS AND BATTERY PRODUCERS CLASH

"The Korean battery industry is feeling a sense of crisis as automobile manufacturers are planning to produce batteries for electric vehicles (EVs) on their own. As battery companies' influence increases due to a shortage in battery supply, automakers have begun to move to take control of the market, analysts say." reports Business Korea: "Volkswagen announced on March 15 that it will make unified batteries instead of pouch-type batteries and put them into 80 percent of all electric vehicles it will produce by 2030. Tesla also announced in 2020 that it would produce batteries on its own within three to four years. This means that both of the world's top two EV makers are planning to produce batteries on their own. Hyundai Motor is also considering producing batteries on its own. As automakers are starting to move towards internal battery production, they are expected to take back leadership in the EV industry from battery producers gradually. However, some experts say that battery markers still have roles to play "

 

http://www.businesskorea.co.kr/news/articleView.html?idxno=62902

 

SEAT TO LAUNCH ENTRY-LEVEL £17K ELECTRIC CAR IN 2025

"SEAT is to introduce an urban electric vehicle to market in 2025, priced from around £17,000-£21,000 and intended to make e-mobility accessible. Announced at the company’s Annual Press Conference, the new Arona-sized model will debut either under the SEAT or the Cupra brand and will be rolled out across the group." reports Fleetworld: "SEAT added that the production of urban electric vehicles in Spain from 2025 is a key pillar of its new Future Fast Forward strategy, with an ambition to produce more than 500,000 urban electric cars per year in Martorell from this date, including for the wider Volkswagen Group. The project also envisages creating an electric vehicle ecosystem, stimulating demand and developing public charging infrastructure."

 

https://fleetworld.co.uk/seat-to-launch-entry-level-17k-electric-car-in-2025/

 

HYUNDAI MOTOR ROLLS OUT 5-MINUTE EV CHARGING STATION STOPS

"Hyundai Motor Group on Tuesday has unveiled superfast charging platform brand E-pit for electric vehicles, which will enable an 800-volt EV to drive up to 100 kilometers (62 miles) on just a 5-minute charge." says Pulse News "Hyundai Motor said it designed the E-pit platform inspired by Formula 1 race circuit’s pit stop, where a F1 car stops in the pit stalls during a race for a quick maintenance, mechanical repairs, adjustments, etc. Starting with establishment of 20 locations with 120 superfast units, the group aims to offer charging and other related services easier and faster to customers with the integrated platform. The E-pit station will feature the plug and charge technology that enables more user-convenient and secure way of charging EVs. "

 

https://pulsenews.co.kr/view.php?sc=30800021&year=2021&no=275301

 

NISSAN NOW SELLING NEW LEAF 40'S FOR 20.8K EUR IN ITALY

"So I saw an ad and followed it to find more information. This is insanely competitive. 480kWh of free charging on the Enel X network. Also, the E+ 62kWh for 26.2K EUR"

 

Eco incentive up to 14,500 Euro.

 

That's a 35,000 list price car.

 

https://www.speakev.com/threads/nissan-now-selling-new-leaf-40s-for-20-8k-eur-in-italy-after-incentives.157741/

 

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FOXCONN / VINFAST ABOUT EV PARTNERSHIP

"Shares of Taiwan’s Foxconn rose as much as 3.6% on Monday after Vietnam conglomerate Vingroup said its car unit was in early stage talks with Foxconn about working together on developing batteries and electric car parts." according to Reuters: "Foxconn has proposed acquiring EV production lines owned by the unit VinFast, Reuters exclusively reported on Friday. Vingroup later said it had received proposals from Foxconn and the partnership will focus on developing the batteries and electric car parts."

 

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-foxconn-stocks/foxconn-shares-rise-over-3-after-news-of-talks-with-vinfast-about-ev-partnership-idUSKBN2BE08K

 

TIDAL-POWERED ELECTRIC VEHICLES

"Tidal power is now being used to fuel electric cars in Shetland, in what is said to be a UK first. Nova Innovation said it has launched the UK’s only electric vehicle charging point which provides energy through tidal power. The facility is located on the shores of Bluemull Sound, at Cullivoe harbour on the island of Yell in Shetland." says Tivyside Advertiser: "The island’s vehicles can now be powered purely by the tide. Simon Forrest, chief executive of Nova Innovation, said: “Our technology generates electricity from the immense power of the seas, and it is changing the way we power our lives – from how we make a cup of tea to how we travel."

 

https://www.tivysideadvertiser.co.uk/news/national/19177903.tidal-powered-electric-vehicle-charge-point-launched-shetland/

 

J.D. POWER RANKS KIA NIRO EV AS NO. 1 IN MASS-MARKET STUDY

"New for this year, J.D. Power conducted the inaugural 2021 Electric Vehicle Experience (EVX) Ownership Study, with the Kia Niro EV ranked at the top of the list." says The News Wheel: "The EVX Ownership Study assessed almost 10,000 actual PHEV and BEV owners and their responses to categories like cost of ownership, battery range, availability of public charging stations, ease of charging at home, vehicle reliability and quality, driving enjoyment, and the likelihood of repurchasing and recommending an EV. Their satisfaction was measured on a 1,000-point scale in both premium and mass-market segments for 2015-2021 models."

 

https://thenewswheel.com/kia-niro-ev-best-in-jd-power-evx-study/

 

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EVs are the new iPhone | 22 Mar 2021
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On today’s podcast:

  • First Look At The New Mini Cooper EV
  • Jeep Wrangler 4xe Official EPA Range
  • EVs are new iPhone
  • Huawei files two patents related to electric vehicles
  • Chinese company is building the next gigafactory in Germany
  • Tesla To Use Local Inland Port To Ship from Giga Berlin
  • Porsche’s Future EV Batteries Will Be Developed on the Race Track
  • Analyst predicts £18k Tesla could bring about even cheaper £5k EV
  • Classic MGs get back on the open road with electric makeover
  • Contactless payment preferred
  • Bill Gates On The Urgent Shift To EVs

 

Show #1027

 

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FIRST LOOK AT THE NEW MINI COOPER EV

" the Mini Cooper SE is the only EV in Mini's model lineup, delivering an EPA-rated range of 110 miles courtesy of an electric motor producing 181 horsepower and 199 lb-ft of torque. When the next-generation Mini Cooper arrives, it will be offered as a fully-electric hatchback, but a combustion-powered model will be sold alongside it. For the first time, our spy photographers have caught Mini testing the next-generation Cooper EV in the snow." says CarBuzz: "Development is clearly at an early stage as the prototype is heavily camouflaged and fitted with fake headlight rings, taillights, and a Cooper S-style hood air intake. Despite Mini's efforts to mask the car's identity, the prominent "electric test vehicle" sticker is an obvious giveaway. a close-up of the driver's side window reveals the prototype is fitted with a familiar-looking curved dual-screen display. This mirrors the dashboard layout of current BMW models, which may upset some Mini fans. It will be a radical departure from the current Cooper's funky cabin that's dominated by circular elements. The next-generation Mini Cooper is expected to arrive in 2023 and will it will be joined by two electric crossovers in the same year."

 

https://carbuzz.com/news/heres-your-first-look-at-the-new-mini-cooper-ev

 

JEEP WRANGLER 4XE OFFICIAL EPA RANGE

"The 2021 Wrangler 4xe Plug-In Hybrid Has Been Rated By The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as capable of covering 21 miles (34 km) in zero-emissions mode." according to AutoEvolution: "That doesn’t compare favorably to Jeep’s initial estimates of a fully electric range of 25 miles (40 km). Additionally, it’s not a great number considering the Wrangler 4xe’s rather large battery pack of 17 kWh"

 

Erm...1.2 miles / kWh?

 

https://www.autoevolution.com/news/2021-jeep-wrangler-4xe-official-epa-range-is-a-bit-worse-than-stellantis-thought-157901.html

 

EVS ARE NEW IPHONE

"Electric vehicles are the "next big product" for iPhone assembler Foxconn and are "very, very likely" to grow into a bigger business than electronics, Chairman and CEO Young Liu said." repotrs Nikkei Asia: "The Taiwanese group is weighing plans to produce electric vehicles in China and the U.S., entering a fast-growing segment of the auto market where tech players can compete with traditional automakers. Foxconn, which trades as Hon Hai Precision Industry, first revealed plans to assemble electric vehicles for automakers last October. The company has set a goal of capturing a 10% share of the global EV market between 2025 and 2027."

 

They say: "We think that regionalized or decentralized production will be the way to go for EVs. Automobiles are very big and difficult to ship. The shipping costs are much higher than shipping a cellphone."

 

So Byton will be first. Then Fisker.

 

https://asia.nikkei.com/Editor-s-Picks/Interview/EVs-are-new-iPhone-Foxconn-CEO-sees-next-earnings-driver

 

HUAWEI FILES TWO PATENTS RELATED TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES

"Hhinese tech giant Huawei is planning to make electric cars under its own brand, and now a new report has claimed that the company has filed a couple of patents relating to the same." reports Ecoinomic Times: "Huawei is in talks with state-owned Changan Automobile and other automakers to use their car plants to make its electric vehicles (EVs). Huawei is also in discussions with Beijing-backed BAIC Group's BluePark New Energy Technology to manufacture its EVs. In addition, another Chinese tech company Xiaomi is also planning to build its own car and is considering it as a strategic decision, but specific details and the path it aims to take are yet to be determined."

 

https://auto.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/industry/huawei-files-two-patents-related-to-electric-vehicles-says-new-report/81384876

 

CHINESE COMPANY IS BUILDING THE NEXT GIGAFACTORY IN GERMANY

"The Tesla Gigafactory in Grünheide near Berlin is not yet completely finished when another international company announced the construction of a Gigafactory on German land. The Chinese battery company Svolt Energy wants to build a gigafactory in Saarland." writes de24.news: "Not far from this actual battery production – which, according to media reports, should start as early as 2023 – assembly will then take place in Heusweiler, less than 25 kilometers away. The company announced this together with the Saarland Prime Minister Tobias Hans at a press conference. The factory is to be built on an area of ​​840,000 square meters and provide annual capacities of 24 gigawatt hours – enough for 300,000 to 500,000 e-cars."

 

https://www.de24.news/en/2021/03/chinese-company-is-building-the-next-gigafactory-in-germany-12.html

 

TESLA TO USE LOCAL INLAND PORT TO SHIP FROM GIGA BERLIN

"there are already talks of how Tesla will ship its electric vehicles and one idea is that Tesla could give the port in Königs Wusterhausen new momentum, reports RBB. The port in Königs Wusterhausen is to handle all deliveries for Tesla from summer. To this end, the port area is to be expanded by 25,000 square meters. This is a godsend for the port and the region, because four years ago it was on the verge of collapse." says Torquenews: "The inland port has both a rail connection and a connection to the A10. Initially, ten Tesla containers will be handled here every day, later 100 per day."

 

https://www.torquenews.com/1/tesla-use-local-inland-port-ship-giga-berlin

 

PORSCHE’S FUTURE EV BATTERIES WILL BE DEVELOPED ON THE RACE TRACK

Porsche CEO Oliver Blume said at VW Power Day: "The Le Mans-winning Porsche 919 provided a crucial basis for development of the all-electric Porsche Taycan. For the Taycan, we adopted the innovative 800-volt technology as well as the cooling concepts and virtual development methods, from our 919 LMP1 race car. This is all superior technology that successfully differentiates Porsche from the competition." "

 

But what does that mean? Because they only race in Formula E, but are leaving this year, and any the battery part of that series is spec and supllied by  athird party to every team. So they ouldn't have been talking about FE. Where ELSE are Audi racing? Are they going back to LeMans or maybe Formula 1?

 

The Drive reached out to Porsche to ask where this left its Formula E entry, to which a spokesperson replied: "VW Group's Power Day was about innovative high-performance cell chemistry which is intended for future use in high-performance, limited-production-run cars and in customer motorsport."

 

So Porsche want to develop high performance batteries of supercars and race cars, what what race cars?

 

https://www.thedrive.com/accelerator/39859/porsches-future-ev-batteries-will-be-developed-on-the-race-track

 

 

ANALYST PREDICTS £18K TESLA COULD BRING ABOUT EVEN CHEAPER £5K EV

" As companies gain experience designing and manufacturing EVs and build them in higher volumes, analysts predict that the number of parts needed for an entire vehicle could at some point in the future drop from the 10,000 or so mark today to around 100 (or even less). But with mounting pressure by governments who now favour electric vehicles over ICE, manufacturers may not have a choice and focus more and more on EVs. In fact, the Morgan Stanley analysts say" reports Motor1: " The cheapest ‘real car’ with an electric powertrain that you can currently order in Europe is the Dacia Spring, a subcompact model that costs €16,990 (which equates to approximately £14,550) in France"

 

https://uk.motor1.com/news/495375/25k-tesla-could-bring-5k-ev/

 

CLASSIC MGS GET BACK ON THE OPEN ROAD WITH ELECTRIC MAKEOVER

"A swathe of companies are now ripping out classic cars’ petrol engines and replacing them with battery systems, or even building all-new replicas of historic vehicles with the latest electric powertrains.  One of the newest entrants to this burgeoning market is Staffordshire-based RBW, which takes original MG designs to build entirely new cars fitted with the company's own electric drivetrain." writes Telegraph.co.uk: "RBW is now road-testing a pre-production model of its electric Roadster which is limited to an 80mph top speed, can hit 60mph in nine seconds and has a 160-mile range.  However, the new Roadster is not as true to the original MGs of the 1960s promise of driving thrills on a budget - RBW's car costs approaching £100,000 "

 

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2021/03/20/classic-mgs-get-back-open-road-electric-makeover/

 

CONTACTLESS PAYMENT PREFERRED

"NetX, the project behind a three-socket EV charger, has revealed the results of its charging survey. The Innovate UK-backed project asked both EV and non-EV drivers about how easy it is to charge an electric car, one of the biggest questions for prospective EV drivers according to the study." says CitiMagazine: "For payment solutions, 85% of people said they wanted to pay for public charging by contactless debit or credit card payment or automatic payment on plug in. Only 10% wanted to pay by smartphone app and less than 5% wanted to pay by RFID card or tag."

 

https://www.cittimagazine.co.uk/news/electric-vehicles-charging/contactless-payment-preferred-by-users-of-public-ev-chargers-study-finds.html

 

 

BILL GATES ON THE URGENT SHIFT TO EVS

"Batteries are getting better, but it’s hard to see how they’ll ever close this gap. If we’re lucky, they may become up to three times as energy dense as they are now, in which case they would still be 12 times less energy dense than gas or jet fuel. Our best bet is to replace jet fuel with electrofuels and advanced biofuels, but there are hefty premiums that come with them. The same goes for cargo ships. The best conventional container ships can carry 200 times more cargo than either of the two electric ships now in operation, and they can run routes that are 400 times longer. Those are major advantages for ships that need to cross entire oceans. There are four ways to cut down on emissions from transportation. One is to do less of it. Another way to cut down on emissions is to use fewer carbon-intensive materials in making cars to begin with.  The third way to cut down on emissions is to use fuels more efficiently. the fourth — and most effective — way we can move toward zero emissions from transportation: switching to electric vehicles and alternative fuels. We can speed up the transition by adopting policies that encourage people to buy EVs and creating a network of charging stations so they’re more practical to own. Nationwide commitments can help drive up the supply of cars and drive down their cost."

 

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Mar 22, 2021
Chinese Military Restricts Tesla Due To Privacy | 21 Mar 2021
18:03

On today’s podcast:

  • Chinese military reportedly restricts use of Tesla cars among personnel
  • Geely targeting Tesla with new premium EV brand called Zeekr
  • Tesla Giga Berlin Production To Start In Late July Or August
  • ElectraMeccanica to produce SOLO EV in Arizona
  • EVgo partners with Meijer for Midwest EV fast-charging at up to 350 kw
  • Volkswagen Is Trying On-Demand Feature Subscriptions Too Now
  • Hyundai offers 250 kWh of free fast charging to Kona and IONIQ with Electrify America

 

Show #1027

 

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Sunday 21st March. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to.

 

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CHINESE MILITARY REPORTEDLY RESTRICTS USE OF TESLA CARS AMONG PERSONNEL

"Citing national security concerns, China is restricting the use of Tesla’s electric vehicles by some state and military personnel, according to a Wall Street Journal report from Friday. A separate report, from Bloomberg, said the cars were banned in certain areas." writes CNBC: "It comes after the country led a security review of the vehicles, where it reportedly found that Tesla’s sensors could record images of their surrounding locations. The Journal, citing people familiar with the matter, added that Tesla could obtain key data, like when and where the cars are being used. It could also track more personal information, like a cellphone’s contact list if it’s connected to the car, according to the report. China is ultimately concerned the information could be sent back to the United States, according to the Journal article."

 

"Elon Musk has downplayed espionage concerns from China, saying if its vehicles were used for spying, the company would be shut down. The entrepreneur was speaking at the China Development Forum, hours after a screenshot of an order issued at a military accommodation complex banning Tesla vehicles went viral on Chinese social media." according to South China MOrning Post: "A person familiar with the matter said the ban was issued a couple of weeks ago because Chinese leaders were “very concerned”, adding that Musk might visit China next month.

 

Elon Musk said: "“If Tesla used cars to carry out espionage activities in China or anywhere, we will get shut down … There’s a strong incentive for us to be confidential"

 

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/19/tesla-cars-restricted-among-military-personnel-in-china-report.html

 

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3126273/elon-musk-denies-tesla-cars-are-being-used-spying-china

 

GEELY TARGETING TESLA WITH NEW PREMIUM EV BRAND CALLED ZEEKR

"China's Geely plans to roll out electric vehicles under a new marque with different branding and sales strategies, people familiar with the matter said, as the Volvo owner looks to take on its main EV rival Tesla with higher-end vehicles. The brand, positioned in the premium segment and named "Zeekr", will be housed under Geely's to-be-launched EV entity Lingling Technologies, according to three people, who declined to be named as the plan is not yet public. Reuters reported the plans for Lingling last month." says Autoblog: "Geely, the owner of Volvo Cars and 9.7% of Daimler AG, will roll out models under the new marque based on its open-source EV chassis, announced in September and called Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA), the sources said."

 

"While details of Geely’s Zeekr brand are yet to be made public, speculation suggests it could be operated in partnership with Chinese internet services company Baidu. A strategic partnership between Geely, China’s largest private car maker, and Baidu, China’s leader in internet seach operations, was announced in January." according to Autocar: "Geely is set to sell Zeekr models through dedicated sales centres located in city centres using a marketing strategy that departs from its traditional dealership model. It also plans to support vehicles sales with a line of lifestyle-orientated clothing and accessory lines in a move aimed at reaching new customer groups."

 

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TESLA GIGA BERLIN PRODUCTION TO START IN LATE JULY OR AUGUST

"According to our German friend on the ground there, it was said today at a meeting of the Brandenburg Committee for Infrastructure and Regional Planning that Tesla Giga Berlin (which is in Brandenburg) will commence production in late July, or August at the latest." repotrs Claen Technica: "While this is perhaps earlier than many expected, there have been signs that Tesla’s Berlin gigafactory (or Brandenburg gigafactory) would get up and running in the first half of the year, or at least by the middle of the year."

 

On Twitter Alex Voight: "While this is perhaps earlier than many expected, there have been signs that Tesla’s Berlin gigafactory (or Brandenburg gigafactory) would get up and running in the first half of the year, or at least by the middle of the year. In order to start production, the final construction permit still needs to be granted Reviewing all known open points and listening carefully to the people in charge in committee meetings I have no doubt that it will come in right in time.

 

https://cleantechnica.com/2021/03/18/tesla-giga-berlin-production-to-start-in-late-july-or-august/

 

ELECTRAMECCANICA TO PRODUCE SOLO EV IN ARIZONA

Canadian designer and manufacturer of electric vehicles ElectraMeccanica has selected Mesa, AZ, in the greater Phoenix area, for its U.S. based assembly facility and engineering technical center. Phoenix ranks as the fifth largest city in the U.S. according to 2020 census data, with nearly 1.8 million residents. Mesa, a suburb of Phoenix, ranks 35th nationally.

The proposed facility in Mesa will support ElectraMeccanica’s strategic plan to meet anticipated demand for their flagship SOLO EV. When fully operational, the facility is expected to create up to 500 new jobs and will be capable of producing up to 20,000 SOLOs per year.

Engineered for a single occupant, it offers a unique driving experience for the environmentally conscious consumer. The SOLO has a range of 100 miles and a top speed of 80 mph, making it safe for highways.

 

https://electriccarsreport.com/2021/03/electrameccanica-to-produce-solo-ev-in-arizona/

 

HYUNDAI OFFERS 250 KWH OF FREE FAST CHARGING TO KONA AND IONIQ WITH ELECTRIFY AMERICA

"Hyundai Motor America will provide 250 kilowatt-hours of complimentary charging on Electrify America’s ultra-fast charging network for owners of 2021 Kona Electric and Ioniq Electric models. Customers can access their complimentary charging by the Electrify America mobile app that will also help drivers find and navigate to Electrify America stations and to start a charging session. 250 kilowatt-hours equals about 1,000 miles of EPA-estimated driving range in a 2021 Hyundai Kona Electric or Ioniq Electric." says Green Car Congress.

 

https://www.greencarcongress.com/2021/03/20210318-hyundai.html

 

EVGO PARTNERS WITH MEIJER FOR MIDWEST EV FAST-CHARGING AT UP TO 350 KW

The charging network EVgo on Thursday announced a partnership that will install publicly accessible EV fast-charging stations at Meijer supercenter locations in the Midwest. Although EVgo didn’t say exactly how many stations the partnership will include, it plans to start installing them in summer 2021." says Green Car Reports: "At present, the charging provider has more than 800 fast-charging locations, and with more than 250 locations in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, and Wisconsin, Meijer will give EVgo a consistent retail environment—a bit like Electrify America and its Walmart connections.  EVgo’s new chargers will potentially be as fast-charging as some of those offered by Electrify America. They’ll range from 100 kw—enough to charge a Chevy Bolt EV, Hyundai Kona Electric, or Kia Niro EV at full speed—up to the 350 kw that can accomplish an especially speedy charge for the Porsche Taycan."

 

https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1131634_evgo-partners-with-meijer-for-midwest-ev-fast-charging-at-up-to-350-kw

 

VOLKSWAGEN IS TRYING ON-DEMAND FEATURE SUBSCRIPTIONS TOO NOW

"There’s a trend unfolding in the auto industry toward subscription services and pay-as-you-go features. BMW made waves last year when it envisioned a future of “unlocking” heated seats, for example, with a one-time or recurring fee. Now Volkswagen is trying something similar with the new all-electric ID.3." according to Jalopnik: "Volkswagen’s pilot program will be rolled out in six cities in Germany this year, according to Autocar, and it will allow owners to enable certain features on demand, like “travel assist, stop and go, lane assist and ACC,” to give a few examples. At the moment, many brands offer on-demand access to certain features, though their impact has been largely restrained to aspects like navigation or little things, like adaptive headlights. As part of this initiative, Volkswagen will also test pay-by-mile billing, in addition to subscription and one-time billing options."

 

https://jalopnik.com/oh-good-volkswagen-is-trying-on-demand-feature-subscri-1846511749

 

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Four New Mercedes EVs Coming Soon | 20 Mar 2021
14:29

On today’s podcast:

  • Weekend Long Reads
  • Patent Reveals New Images Of Lucid Motors’ Gravity Suv
  • Uk EV Prices Reduced Due To Grant Change
  • How The Porsche Taycan's Innovative Electric Motors Work
  • European Engineers Tackle Ev Lightweighting
  • Four Evs Mercedes Is Bringing To The U.S. By 2022
  • Nissan In Tweet Storm As E-Power Ad Hits A False Note
  • Spain, Seat, & Iberdrola Will Use Eu Funds For Ev Battery Factory
  • Volvo Group Venture Capital Invests In Driivz Ev Charging Software Company

 

 

Show #1027

 

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

 

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TIME FOR OHIO TO EMBRACE ELECTRIC TRANSPORTATION

https://eu.cincinnati.com/story/opinion/2021/03/19/opinion-time-ohio-embrace-electric-transportation/4767483001/

 

SEATTLE’S VISION FOR AN ALL-ELECTRIC TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM

https://southseattleemerald.com/2021/03/20/weekend-long-reads-seattles-vision-for-an-all-electric-transportation-system/

 

A CHAT WITH DEREK JENKINS, LUCID MOTORS SENIOR V.P. OF DESIGN

https://www.autoblog.com/2021/03/18/lucid-motors-derek-jenkins-interview-gravity-air-electric-vehicles/#slide-2262267

 

PATENT REVEALS NEW IMAGES OF LUCID MOTORS’ GRAVITY SUV

"Lucid’s astute forum members have uncovered news the automaker may or may not want the public to see yet. Patent images of Lucid Motors’ upcoming Gravity SUV were uncovered in a filing with the EUIPO." asys electrk: "Lucid has added a lot more glass to its roof compared to the concept images. This should let in a lot more natural light and help the interior cabin feel roomier overall.  front end appears to be slightly bigger, while the back end is noticeably so. The concept back end sort of bubbled out, but it appears Lucid has now moved the rear bumper out further. This should allow for more cargo. Additionally, it looks like Lucid plans to add slightly wider glass to the rear as well, again allowing more natural light within the SUV and better visibility looking out the back."

 

https://electrek.co/2021/03/18/patent-reveals-new-images-of-lucid-motors-gravity-suv/

 

Let's mop up some of the news from Thursday as the UK cut the EV grant from £3000 to £2500, but more importantly slashed the threshold from £50k to £35k, and even more importantly did it immediately.

 

UK EV PRICES REDUCED DUE TO GRANT CHANGE

 

"Many car firms will now be adjusting their prices, like Citroen, to come in under the ceiling. Citroen’s price changes will mean all variants of the electric hatchback will now qualify for the government’s plug-in car grant. The French firm reduced the price of is top-spec e-C4 Shine Plus models by £550 meaning that the entirety of the range is eligible for the grant." says CarDealer Magazine: "On the road pricing for the e-C4 now starts from £30,895 to £32,495, inclusive of the £2,500 grant. MG said on Friday that it will continue to offer buyers of its electric vehicles a £3,000 discount. The firm pledged to make up the additional £500 until the end of the month in a critical plate change month for the motor trade."

 

AutoExpress add: "Shine Plus version of its new all-electric family hatchback is the most popular variant. It is just one of many electric cars on sale in Britain that may now receive a retail price cut in order to still qualify for the newly reduced grant.  This particular e-C4 was previously priced from £35,495 and the new on-the-road price stands at £34,995. The e-C4 makes use of a 134bhp electric motor and 50kWh battery system and Citroen claims a maximum range of 217 miles on a full charge."

 

As for the VW range, they opted not to change any prices. But did put out a press release reminding you that two of their ID.3 models were available under the threshold unlike just one which I said yesterday.  “D.3 Life Pro and ID.3 Life Pro Performance.  The ID.3 Life Pro Performance went on sale late last year and has since gone on to be crowned ‘Small Electric Car of the Year’ by What Car? at its Car of the Year Awards 2021. It features a 204 PS motor and 58 kWh battery (net capacity), which provides a WLTP range of 263 miles.  the ID.3 Life Pro was introduced and offers a new motor option and lower price for entry into the ID.3 range. It retains the 58 kWh batteryt”

 

And the new ID.3 Pure model with a 45kWh battery is out later this year.

 

https://cardealermagazine.co.uk/publish/car-firms-move-to-cut-ev-prices-after-governments-shock-move-to-slash-plug-in-car-grant-funding/219685

 

HOW THE PORSCHE TAYCAN'S INNOVATIVE ELECTRIC MOTORS WORK

"Many EVs such as the Audi e-tron use a more affordable asynchronous machine (ASM) or asynchronous electric motor, but Porsche uses a permanently excited synchronous machine (PSM) that it says is less prone to overheating." says Carbuzz: "Describing the supply and control of three-phase AC voltage for the PSM, Porsche says: "The speed of the motor is determined by the frequency at which the alternating voltage oscillates around the zero point from plus to minus. In Taycan motors, the pulse inverter sets the frequency of the rotating field in the stator, thereby regulating the speed of the rotor."

 

https://carbuzz.com/news/heres-how-the-porsche-taycans-innovative-electric-motors-work

 

EUROPEAN ENGINEERS TACKLE EV LIGHTWEIGHTING

"Engineers at the Technological Institute of Aragon (ITAINNOVA) here are coordinating a new European Union initiative to develop lightweight components for electric vehicles." says AssemblyMag.coM: "These technologies can directly contribute to improving vehicle efficiency in terms of kilowatt hours consumed per kilometer, as well as vehicle autonomy, and also reduce environmental impact."...focusing on three different components: a cross beam, a suspension control arm, and a battery clamping and packing system."

 

https://www.assemblymag.com/articles/96240-european-engineers-tackle-ev-lightweighting

 

FOUR EVS MERCEDES IS BRINGING TO THE U.S. BY 2022

"The US was supposed to get the Mercedes-Benz EQC electric SUV but that didn’t happen and it never will. But that’s okay because the US will be getting four EVs over the next two years from the German luxury automaker’s EQ sub-brand. " according to InsideEVs: "Interestingly, two sedans will arrive first, not SUVs. The 2022 Mercedes EQS sedan will go on sale this fall and will soon enter production in Germany. The report didn’t mention a reveal date, but it’s likely around the corner. The EQE sedan is based on the same platform as the EQS and deliveries will start in 2022. The driving range is in the area of 400 miles.  Mercedes-EQ’s two electric SUVs will be built in its Tuscaloosa, Alabama factory in 2022 (this was announced in December). Each one is an SUV variant of the EQS and EQE sedans and shares the same name."

 

https://insideevs.com/news/494819/these-four-evs-mercedes-bringing-us-2022

 

NISSAN IN TWEET STORM AS E-POWER AD HITS A FALSE NOTE

"Twitter has been ablaze with users airing their views on what they consider misleading claims by Nissan. They say the company hit the wrong note when proclaiming that the e-Power drive has a “100% electric motor-driven system.”" reports electrive: " the drive’s main energy source is not the battery but a gasoline engine that acts exclusively as a generator. Twitter users know that. Their responses ranged from irritation – “wait, is it a hybrid?” – to distain as this example shows: “Wait a minute. You just invented a car with a gas burning engine which powers an electric motor? I mean… Congratulations, Nissan. You just invented the 2011 Chevrolet Volt. What a billion dollar facepalm.” Nissan is not alone in trying to make their cars sound greener than they are. We remember that Toyota and Lexus would repeatedly advertise their simple hybrid models as “self-charging”. A claim so misleading, the Norwegian Consumer Agency banned such commercials."

 

https://www.electrive.com/2021/03/17/nissan-in-tweet-storm-as-e-power-ad-hits-a-false-note/

 

SPAIN, SEAT, & IBERDROLA WILL USE EU FUNDS FOR EV BATTERY FACTORY

"Spain plans to use funding from the European Union to create a public-private consortium with Volkswagen Group’s SEAT, based in Spain, and the power company Iberdrola to build Spain’s first EV battery factory. " says CleanTechnica: "Battery production would create many jobs, and it would be supporting the key need for much more climate-fighting cleantech, in this case electric vehicles. Spain was looking to revamp Nissan’s main car plant near Barcelona into a battery production facility in order to preserve thousands of jobs. That plant closed back in December.".

 

https://cleantechnica.com/2021/03/17/spain-seat-iberdrola-will-use-eu-funds-for-ev-battery-factory/

 

VOLVO GROUP VENTURE CAPITAL INVESTS IN DRIIVZ EV CHARGING SOFTWARE COMPANY

Volvo Group Venture Capital has invested in Driivz Ltd., a leading global EV charging software company which has developed a platform for managing large charging networks for electric vehicles from end-to-end.

The Driivz platform functions as an operating system for EV charging networks and is used by the operators of charging points, EV fleets and other key players in the ecosystem.

A joint pilot project between Volvo Trucks, the Volvo Group and Driivz is ongoing with the aim of developing and testing new and innovative charging services to meet the specific needs of electric truck customers and drivers.

 

 

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Mar 20, 2021
Rivian’s Charging Network Is Crazy Ambitious | 19 Mar 2021
17:37

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  • Rivian to install more than 10,000 EV chargers by end of 2023
  • UK further cuts down EV subsidies
  • Amazon's New Electric Vans Built by EV Startup Rivian Are Being Deployed in San Francisco
  • Audi's 2023 Q6 E-Tron EV will use technology co-developed with Porsche

 

Show #1026

 

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Friday 19th March. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to.

 

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RIVIAN TO INSTALL MORE THAN 10,000 EV CHARGERS BY END OF 2023

"Rivian, the EV startup backed by Amazon, Cox Automotive and T. Rowe Price, plans to install more than 10,000 chargers by the end of 2023. The network will have a dual purpose: quickly power its electric vehicle models with fast chargers installed along highways and provide Level 2 chargers at further afield locations next to parks, trailheads and other adventurous destinations." says TechCrunch: "The company said Thursday that its so-called Rivian Adventure Network will include more than 3,500 DC fast chargers at over 600 sites, which will only be accessible to owners of its electric vehicles."

 

"While Adventure Network of chargers will be solely for Rivian owners, the company also plans a second network of stations dubbed Waypoints, which will be available to other EV drivers. These will number over 10,000 and will be installed through 2023. The first batch will go to Colorado's 42 state parks, each getting two Waypoints each. " according to Autoweek: "The Waypoints will feature only the J1772 plugs and offer a charging speed of 11.5 kW, so these won't be as quick as the DC fast chargers. Rivian's two-tier plan of charging networks represent a serious step for the company, just months ahead of the market launch of its first two vehicles, and unlike Tesla's network, only a part of it will be exclusive to Rivian owners."

 

"Rivian owners will need to do is pull up and plug in. No membership cards or anything like that. The first stations will support 200 kilowatts of juice to start, but Rivian plans to amp things up with 300 kW and beyond after 2023. " reports CNET: "R1T pickup and R1S SUV owners will fill their battery packs with 140 miles of range in just 20 minutes, the company promised. Like the Adventure Network, Rivian owners will be able to charge their cars automatically by simply pulling up and plugging in. The public will need to jump through a couple of hoops, comparatively, though the company didn't go into detail about the process."

 

Let's say they started installing on April 1st - no joke. That's 33 months. To install 3,500 DC chargers at 600 sites. That's 18 sites a month, from today. Working days? That's a site A DAY. Is it going to happen? You decide.

 

https://techcrunch.com/2021/03/18/rivian-to-install-more-than-10000-ev-chargers-by-end-of-2023/

 

https://www.autoweek.com/news/green-cars/a35885831/rivian-adventure-network/

 

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/rivian-ev-charging-network-tesla-superchargers/

 

 

UK FURTHER CUTS DOWN EV SUBSIDIES

"The Plug-in Car Grant for pure electric cars has been reduced from £3,000 to £2,500, with the list price cap also reduced from £50,000 to £35,000. The changes are effective immediately from today (18 March 2021)." reports Ricahrd Aucock at Motoring Research: "These measures have been taken to ensure the funding lasts longer, says the government. The £50,000 price cap has been lowered to £35,000 because higher-priced vehicles are ‘typically bought by drivers who can afford to switch without a subsidy from taxpayers’. Cars now excluded include the Tesla Model 3, as driven by transport secretary Grant Shapps. Several times last year, the Model 3 was Britain’s best-selling car in the monthly registration rankings."

 

SMMT chief executive Mike Hawes said: "“New battery electric technology is more expensive than conventional engines and incentives are essential in making these vehicles affordable to the customer. Cutting the grant and eligibility moves the UK even further behind other markets, which are increasing their support, making it yet more difficult for the UK to get sufficient supply. This sends the wrong message to the consumer, especially private customers, and to an industry challenged to meet the government’s ambition to be a world leader in the transition to zero emission mobility.”"

 

Ford of Britain Chairman Graham Hoare: “disappointing and is not conducive to supporting the zero emissions future we all desire.”

 

The British government states that the number of available electric car models with a price below 35,000 pounds has increased by almost 50 per cent since 2019. So, the MGZS EV. Just one of the Hyundai Kona models, the bottom spec small battery version. No Tesla. Only the bottom spec VW ID.3 Pro with 263 mile range.

 

Vans are harder hit.

 

@SteveFowler, Editor in Chief of AutoExpress: "Government kicks car industry and car buyers squarely in the guts. Slashes plug-in grant and lowers limit. LUDICROUS. So angry. Thought it was April 1. Bad, bad move."

 

I tweeted: "Anyone fancy buying a @Tesla  in the next 12 days? They'll cover the £2500 car grant which no longer applies as they're all over £35k RRP"

 

Heres an example of a family car caught out by the overnight change. Note:

@Hyundai_UK

 website not updated

 

IONIQ Premium

Yesterday: £30,950

Today: £31,450 (+500)

 

IONIQ Premium SE

Yesterday: £32,950

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You CAN still buy the Mini Electric, MG5, MGZSEV, Fiat 500, VW ID.3 Pro, Leaf, Vauxhall Mokka, Peugeot e208, Zoe, Kona 39kWh,  Vauxhall Corsa E.

 

https://www.motoringresearch.com/car-news/plug-in-car-grant-cut-march-2021/

 

AMAZON'S NEW ELECTRIC VANS BUILT BY EV STARTUP RIVIAN ARE BEING DEPLOYED IN SAN FRANCISCO

"Online retailer Amazon is now testing its new fully-electric delivery vans in San Francisco. The vans were built by Amazon-backed electric vehicle startup Rivian. The deployment is San Francisco is the second West Coast city that Amazon is testing its new delivery vehicles in, following the first deployments in Los Angeles in early February. " says FutureCar: "The current fleet of vehicles was built at Rivian's studio in Plymouth, Michigan, and each can drive up to 150 miles on a single charge."

 

https://www.futurecar.com/4493/Amazons-New-Electric-Vans-Built-by-EV-Startup-Rivian-Are-Being-Deployed-in-San-Francisco

 

AUDI'S 2023 Q6 E-TRON EV WILL USE TECHNOLOGY CO-DEVELOPED WITH PORSCHE

"Audi announced it will fill the gap between the upcoming Q4 E-Tron and the E-Tron already in showrooms with a model called Q6 E-Tron. Due out in 2022, the crossover will share its underpinnings with the next Porsche Macan." according to Autoblog "Audi will position the Q6 E-Tron as electric alternative to the Q5. Don't let the common bones (and some of the inaccurate reports floating around the web) fool you: the Q6 E-Tron will not be merely a re-badged Macan. It will ride on the Premium Platform Electric (PPE) architecture that Audi and Porsche co-developed to underpin a range of relatively big luxury EVs. Like the Taycan and the Taycan Cross Turismo, both crossovers will feature 800-volt technology that promises to significantly reduce charging times."

 

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BMW Reveal i4 and iX Details | 18 Mar 2021
20:55

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  • BMW i4 is a Proper Sports Saloon.
  • BMW iX to launch in Germany for €77,300
  • BMW Strategy
  • MINI Brand Will Be All Electric
  • S. Arrival Of The ID.4 EV
  • MG5 Estate for Europe

 

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BMW I4 IS A PROPER SPORTS SALOON.

It's not a crossover! It's not an SUV! Hurray! It's competition for the Tesla Model 3 and the Polestar 2.

 

“The i4 uses the firm’s fifth-generation eDrive electric motors and will be powered by an 80kWh battery pack, mounted low in the car’s chassis. BMW says the system (battery and motors together) has been designed to be lightweight, tipping the scales at 550kg, allowing the i4 to sprint from 0-62mph in around four seconds and reach a top speed of “more than 124mph.” says AutoExpress: “The i4’s electric platform also features BMW’s latest charging tech, which, like the Audi e-tron, can support rapid charging at up to 150kW.“

 

Autoblog compares it to the concept version: "Yes, the colossal grille remains. It's controversial, but BMW told Autoblog it's standing by it. The long hood and the fastback-like roof line haven't changed. BMW chose not to release full technical specifications about the i4, noting only that the lineup will include several versions. The efficiency champ will be able to cover up to 300 miles on a charge, according to early estimates, while the quickest model will reach 60 mph from a stop in about four seconds thanks to a 530-horsepower drivetrain"

 

"Given the car’s layout, and the team who developed and is making it, we might reasonably assume this will be the best-driving electric car this side of a Porsche Taycan." wonders Top Gear rather optimistically: "[CEO Oliver] Zipse says it was “an easy decision” to bring out the i4 three months ahead of schedule. It goes on sale in Germany this autumn. Given how much it shares with the 4 Series, it’s also built on the same production line at the company’s historic Munich factory. That plant has particular significance as it’s right at the foot of the company’s headquarters tower. The heart of BMW, then."

 

Pistonheads.com seemed to have a more accurate range figure: "BMW has revealed a pre-production i4 and confirmed that the all-electric four-door will have up to 530hp and a range of up to 366 miles, according to WLTP. The i4 Gran Coupe will be launched later this year in both normal and M Performance variants, with the 530hp output almost certainly attributed to the latter."

 

The kidney grille is obviously blanked off, but it houses all the sensor suite. Both the RWD and AWD versions should handle well.

 

https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/bmw/i4

https://www.autoblog.com/2021/03/17/bmw-i4-ev-revealed/

https://www.topgear.com/car-news/electric/heres-your-first-look-production-bmw-i4

https://www.pistonheads.com/news/ph-ev/crucial-new-bmw-i4-revealed-in-final-format/43893

 

BMW IX TO LAUNCH IN GERMANY FOR €77,300

The BMW iX goes into full production at their Dingolfing plant in Germany later in 2021.

 

"BMW iX is the Bavarian automaker’s attempt to carve out as big a piece of the growing electric luxury SUV pie as it can. The iX is a ground-up model designed as a battery electric vehicle that features lots of new tech, including an all-new iDrive infotainment system, as well as the latest generation of BMW’s eDrive electric powertrain." says Motor1: " The manufacturer also confirmed that it will start accepting pre-orders in the US as of June 2021, and that the model’s US launch and start of deliveries is expected to take place early in 2022 with a starting price somewhere in the mid-$80,000 range."

 

"BMW has announced the German prices and technical specifications of the two versions of its iX electric SUV. The iX xDrive40 and iX xDrive50 variants will be launching in Germany by the end of 2021 with prices starting at 77,300 euros." reports Chris Randall at electrive: "The ‘xDrive’ designation, familiar from BMW combustion models, reveals that the basic version of the iX also features an all-wheel-drive system. The ’40’ is supposed to place the variant on a similar level to the combustion engine models since the models with the three-litre in-line six-cylinder are currently mainly sold with the ’40’ designation.  the iX xDrive40 should accelerate from a standstill to 100 kph in less than six seconds. Consumption is said to be 200Wh/km (322wh/mile). With the smaller battery, the DC charging power is up to 150 kW, which means that 90 kilometres of electricity can be recharged in ten minutes. The charging process from 10 to 80 per cent should take less than 40 minutes. The battery is said to have a gross energy content of “more than 100 kWh”. BMW gives the estimated standard range as more than 600 kilometres. Charging with the large battery takes place at a maximum of 200 kW, which means it should be possible to charge enough power for 120 kilometres in ten minutes."

 

UK pricing is £69,000 for the xDrive40, matching a BMW X5 specs and price. That's for 250 miles of range, the xDrvie50 getting 370 miles.

 

They're using a structural battery pack , the 5th generation of BMW battery technology has 20% better energy density than anything they've used so far. Like the new VW's it will change it's regen based on sat nav and sensors. So on the motorway it will coast, in traffic it's max regen. I'd like to try that and see how quickly I get used to it. The motors are designed in house by BMW, they say different to what else is being used in the market. No rare earth materials. Much like Lucid tout, BMW are proud of how they've packaged the motor, electronics and gearbox in one housing. 11kw on board charger.

 

I-Pace, e-tron, Model X, Mercedes EQS competition.

 

https://www.electrive.com/2021/03/17/bmw-ix-to-launch-in-germany-for-e77300/

 

BMW STRATEGY

"he firm's lineup will include electric variants of the 5 Series, the 7 Series, and the X1, though they will likely be based on the next-generation cars, not on the models currently found in showrooms. BMW hopes to have at least one electric model representing it in about 90% of its current market segments by 2023, and it realistically expects that EVs will account for approximately 50% of its global sales by 2030." says Autoblog: "Most will be powered exclusively by batteries, but some will be available with a hydrogen-electric powertrain. Highly automated driving technology will be available, too, though BMW stressed its EVs will be enjoyable to drive."

 

MINI BRAND WILL BE ALL ELECTRIC

"Mini will become a pure electric car brand by the early 2030s, it’s been announced. The last new combustion-engined Mini – widely rumoured to be the next Mini Hatch – will arrive in 2025, and by 2027 Mini expects electric vehicles to account for more than half of all sales, the BMW-owned British brand said." according to Car Dealre Magazine: "The transition to electric will be complete by the early 2030s, when Mini’s entire range will be electric-powered. The announcement is significant because while the move will put the firm in line with the UK’s 2030 ban on the sale of petrol and diesel cars, it will affect all markets around the world Mini operates in. That means other major markets such as Asia and the United States, where petrol and diesel sales can currently continue after 2030, will also only have electric Minis. The Mini Electric is currently the only EV the brand sells."

 

https://cardealermagazine.co.uk/publish/mini-to-become-all-electric-car-brand-in-the-next-decade/219460

 

U.S. ARRIVAL OF THE ID.4 EV

This month marks a major milestone in Volkswagen’s story: the arrival of the ID.4, the company’s first long-range electric SUV in dealers across America

Compared to a traditional vehicle, an electric vehicle requires several different steps along its journey from factory to dealer. EVs require special handling when in transit from the factory to dealerships, including maintaining a sufficient state of charge to complete the journey.

Preparation for the arrival of the ID.4 in the U.S. started more than two years ago. Over that time, many Volkswagen dealers have installed Level 2 charging stations and appropriate vehicle lifts to unload the products into showrooms and service bays.

 

MG5 ESTATE FOR EUROPE

MG announces two new generation battery electric vehicles which will enter the European market later this year. The new and exciting MG Marvel R Electric – a high-tech, luxurious ‘lifestyle’ SUV for the C-segment – and the new MG5 Electric: world’s first 100% electric station wagon.

the MG5 Electric offers a range of more than 400 kilometres (WLTP). In this case, the electric motor delivers 135 kW (184 ps) and 280 Nm torque. It also offers quick charging capability at a public charging point (AC) due to the 11 kW on-board 3-phase charger. And it’s suitable for fast-charging (DC) to charge the battery up to 80% in just 30 minutes. And it can tow up to 500kg. A roof load of 75kg. The European market launch of the new MG5 Electric is scheduled for October this year.

Plus, MG Pilot – advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). V2L 2,500W power supply for external usage.

 

 

 

 

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Porsche Building It’s Own Charging Network | 17 Mar 2021
16:05

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  • Geely is spending $4.6 billion on a battery plant
  • Bill would let Tesla sell directly to consumers in Texas
  • Ford Transit Custom All-Electric Coming in 2023
  • Tritium Launches Software Update To Unlock Plug & Charge
  • Porsche Bets On Silicon And Premium High Power Charging Areas For EVs
  • Porsche follows Tesla’s Supercharger lead with its own private charging network
  • Tesla Battery-Supplier Panasonic Thinks It's Time It Started Seeing Other People

 

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GEELY IS SPENDING $4.6 BILLION ON A BATTERY PLANT

"Geely will pour nearly $5 billion into building an electric battery plant in China, as the country's top privately-owned carmaker moves more aggressively to bolster its electric vehicle ambitions in the world's largest market." says CNN.com: "The company will invest 30 billion yuan ($4.6 billion) into a battery factory in Ganzhou, a city in eastern China, according to a statement released Sunday by the local government. The factory will have a capacity of 42 gigawatt-hours per year, the statement said. That's similar in scale to the factories Germany's Volkswagen (VLKAF) said Monday it would build in Europe. Geely confirmed in a statement on its WeChat account that it signed the agreement over the weekend. It added that it had already been working with Farasis Energy, a local battery company."

 

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/03/16/business/geely-battery-factory-intl-hnk/index.html

 

BILL WOULD LET TESLA SELL DIRECTLY TO CONSUMERS IN TEXAS

"Automobile manufacturers such as Ford, General Motors, Honda and others are prohibited from selling directly to consumers in Texas, but Tesla soon might get a green light to do so. A proposed state law would carve out special treatment for certain makers of electric vehicles, allowing them to skirt strict Texas regulations requiring all auto sales to be funneled through third-party franchised dealerships." says Statesman.com: "Tesla — which is building a $1 billion-plus factory in southeastern Travis County that's expected to open late this year — is the biggest-name potential beneficiary of the special treatment, although it also would be a boon to growing numbers of lesser-known electric-vehicle makers that are following similar business models. [Tesla] foregoes third-party franchised dealerships and instead sells directly to consumers over the internet, a sales strategy that doesn't comply with the Texas regulations. It has fought for years to get the rules changed, but without success so far. In the past, however, Tesla hasn't been in the midst of building a major manufacturing facility here that's expected to employ 5,000 people and spark significant amounts of follow-on investment."

 

FORD TRANSIT CUSTOM ALL-ELECTRIC COMING IN 2023

Ford today confirmed that the next generation Ford Transit Custom range will include an all-electric model in addition to plug-in hybrid, mild hybrid and conventional engine variants.

 

The new Custom range – which includes the Transit Custom van and Tourneo Custom people mover – goes into production in the first half of 2023, with all-electric versions of both models part of the most extensive Transit Custom range ever offered to European customers.

Ford said in February that its entire commercial vehicle range will be zero-emissions capable, all-electric or plug-in hybrid, by 2024, with two-thirds of Ford’s commercial vehicle sales expected to be all-electric or plug-in hybrid by 2030.

 

TRITIUM LAUNCHES SOFTWARE UPDATE TO UNLOCK PLUG & CHARGE

Coming off a year that proved to be pivotal for the electric mobility industry, Tritium has launched a new software update for their RT50 DC fast chargers, enabling Plug and Charge technology globally. The update allows an electric vehicle (EV) that supports Plug and Charge and Tritium’s RT50 chargers to communicate seamlessly and authorize payments directly from the driver’s account without needing a card or RFID tag.

 

Plug and Charge technology promises to reshape the customer experience for the driver and enable the once-siloed approach to charging payments to be broken down, giving the most convenient experience for the EV driver.

 

https://tritiumcharging.com/tritium-launches-software-update-for-rt50-chargers-to-unlock-plug-and-charge-capabilities/

 

PORSCHE BETS ON SILICON AND PREMIUM HIGH POWER CHARGING AREAS FOR EVS

"If Volkswagen wants to focus on scale and cost with its unified cell, that’s not the main concern Porsche has. The premium German carmaker will benefit from Volkswagen’s platform for cells, but its customers are more worried about high performance. This is why the company is betting on silicon of the anodes and also planning to build high power charging areas for its EVs." accordnig to InsideEVs: "Oliver Blume talked about these plans at the Volkswagen Power Day. Silicon provides big advantages over graphite, such as the capacity to store ten times more lithium-ions, much lower lithium plating tendency, and the possibility to use thinner layers of the material, which reduces weight at the same time it lowers internal resistance. These state-of-the-art cells would also have a goal to be 30 percent lighter, present 25 percent less internal resistance, and 40 percent more recuperation performance."

 

https://insideevs.com/news/494717/porsche-bets-silicon-hpc-areas/

 

 

PORSCHE FOLLOWS TESLA’S SUPERCHARGER LEAD WITH ITS OWN PRIVATE CHARGING NETWORK

"In a move similar to Tesla’s Supercharger network, Porsche announced that it will build its own proprietary charging network for its customers." says electrek: "Now Porsche is following Tesla’s lead and announcing its own network to complement one of those third-party networks, Ionity, in Europe: Porsche is planning its own fast-charging stations along the most important European major highways and motorways. These will offer customers a high-quality, brand-appropriate charging experience while complementing the Ionity network. A unique design will showcase the special character of the Porsche fast-charging stations to the outside world. The German automaker says that each station will have “between six and 12 charging points with a charging capacity of 350 kW and more.”"

 

CEO Oliver Blume said: "“An important prerequisite for electromobility is fast and convenient charging,” says Blume. “That is why we are currently working on the details of a concept for our own fast-charging stations. We will select attractive locations for these in order to offer our customers the most comfortable and fastest long-distance travel experience possible.”"

 

https://electrek.co/2021/03/16/porsche-follows-tesla-supercharger-lead-own-private-charging-network/

 

TESLA BATTERY-SUPPLIER PANASONIC THINKS IT'S TIME IT STARTED SEEING OTHER PEOPLE

"Panasonic has supplied Tesla’s batteries as far back as the carmaker’s plucky startup days, but the two companies’ relationship is changing and Tesla wants to rely less on Panasonic. Now, Panasonic has announced the same." said Jalopnik: "Kazuhiro Tsuga, Panasonic’s upcoming chairman and ex-CEO, told the Financial Times (FT) that his company wants to supply more carmakers with batteries because Panasonic is evolving. Tsuga also acknowledged during the interview that Panasonic’s choice to produce batteries for Tesla has left them at a slight disadvantage because its batteries are not compatible with other EVs"

 

https://jalopnik.com/tesla-battery-supplier-panasonic-thinks-its-time-it-sta-1846488786

 

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Mar 17, 2021
Tesla Management Reshuffle Focusses On Trucking | 16 Mar 2021
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  • Model Y Software Winter Upgrade
  • Tesla Collecting Telemetry For Insurance
  • Tesla lobbied UK to raise tax on petrol and diesel
  • Tesla moves Automotive president Jerome Guillen to lead trucking business
  • Hyundai set to use BYD blade batteries in China
  • BYD Blade Battery set to revolutionise EV market
  • Audi stops development of new combustion engines
  • Audi RS E-Tron GT First Drive Review

 

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MODEL Y SOFTWARE WINTER UPGRADE

"Tesla has silently released its software update version 2021.4.12 which focuses on the Winter Update for Model Y, particularly as the company aims to improve adaptability to cold weather conditions. " says Tech Times "The latest update called 2021.4.12 aims to address these issues, thereby allowing Tesla EVs to adapt to the winter's cold. According to Electrek, the latest update was spotted by Tesla Users who point out that its update notes reveal that there are minor updates for its Winter adaptability and Cold Weather improvements. Apart from that, the company has also addressed some minor bug issues, including several fixes to address the matter at hand."

 

But the most noticeable for those in cold weather is probably going to be the stronger regen to put energy back into the battery pack when it's colder.

 

https://www.techtimes.com/articles/258046/20210316/tesla-software-update-2021-4-12-now-live-model-y.htm

 

TESLA COLLECTING TELEMETRY FOR INSURANCE

According to the white hat hacker @greentheonly on Twitter: "So we all heard how Tesla Insurance does not use individual driving data? Well, the times are a-changing. 2021.4.12 adds in collection of "insurance telemetry""

 

I have no issue with individual data points if it's anonymized.

 

One Twitter comment from @TeslaTony310: "They said as much a couple of conference calls ago. They had an option to launch just the regular type of insurance that exists in CA, or use vehicle telematics to offer a "better" product. Good to see it finally showing up."

 

TESLA LOBBIED UK TO RAISE TAX ON PETROL AND DIESEL

"Elon Musk’s Tesla lobbied the UK government to raise taxes on petrol and diesel cars in order to fund bigger subsidies for electric vehicles, alongside a ban on hybrids. The US electric car pioneer called for a rise in fuel duty and a charge on petrol and diesel car purchases to pay for grants and tax breaks such as a VAT exemption for battery-powered cars, according to submissions to the government seen by the Guardian." says a Tue 16th march article on guardian.co.uk by Jasper Jolly: "The proposals would theoretically add thousands of pounds to the cost of a new petrol or diesel car, while making electric cars cheaper. In the UK the Conservative government has frozen fuel duty for 11 years, a subsidy for petrol and diesel that has been worth more than £50bn."

 

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2021/mar/16/elon-musk-tesla-lobbied-uk-to-raise-tax-on-petrol-and-diesel

 

TESLA MOVES AUTOMOTIVE PRESIDENT JEROME GUILLEN TO LEAD TRUCKING BUSINESS

"Tesla has moved its former president of Automotive, Jerome Guillen, into the role of president of Heavy Trucking according to a regulatory filing dated March 11, 2021. The change means less responsibility for Guillen, who oversaw the company’s entire vehicles business since his appointment in the third quarter of 2018. In its fourth-quarter 2020 shareholder deck, Tesla said the Semi program was still “in development” but promised Tesla Semi deliveries would begin in 2021."

 

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/15/tesla-president-of-automotive-jerome-guillen-named-to-lead-trucking.html

 

HYUNDAI SET TO USE BYD BLADE BATTERIES IN CHINA

"According to a Korean media report, Hyundai Motor is in talks with BYD about the supply of blade batteries for electric cars to be sold in China. BYD is said to have already set up a business unit responsible for cooperation with Hyundai and has offered to supply the batteries to Hyundai from 2022 onwards." says electrive: "According to an article in Business Korea, BYD has offered to supply the South Korean carmaker with blade batteries from 2022.  BYD has built a battery factory in Chongqing with a planned annual capacity of 20 GWh in the central Chinese city where Hyundai also has a car plant with an annual output of 300,000 vehicles. The BYD Chongqing factory is currently the only production base for the blade battery that was presented a year ago. Hyundai has so far relied on CATL as another battery cell supplier for its electric cars based on the E-GMP platform in addition to batteries from SK Innovation."

 

SKI is the exclusive provider of batteries for the IONIQ 5

 

https://www.electrive.com/2021/03/15/hyundai-set-to-use-byd-blade-batteries-in-china/

 

BYD BLADE BATTERY SET TO REVOLUTIONISE EV MARKET

BYD’s new Blade Battery headlines the recently-revealed specification for the company’s new seven-seat 2021-model BYD Tang SUV – the first car powered by BYD’s latest battery technology for the Norwegian market.

Following an exhaustive development programme, the Blade Battery returned truly impressive, class-leading test results; a stringent nail-penetration test confirmed the Blade Battery’s surface temperature reached a remarkably low 30º - 60º C while emitting no smoke or fire.

Further tests subjected the Blade Battery to a 300º C furnace test and a 260% overcharging test, neither of which resulted in fire or explosive response. The results provide evidence that the Blade Battery dramatically out-performs traditional ternary lithium batteries and Lithium Iron-Phosphate technologies.

For longevity, the Blade Battery tops 1.2 million km after 3,000 cycles of charging / discharging.

 

https://www.bydeurope.com/article/354

 

AUDI STOPS DEVELOPMENT OF NEW COMBUSTION ENGINES

"VW subsidiary Audi has abandoned the development of new combustion engines. The Volkswagen Group has initiated a remarkable transformation in the wake of the "Dieselgate" emissions cheating scandal of its own making, but it has not set an end date for combustion engine production." says Clean Energy Wire. And the reason? Euro 7 Emissions Standards.

CEO Markus Duesmann said the new emissions rules were: ""technically a huge challenge with little benefit for the environment.""

 

https://www.cleanenergywire.org/news/audi-stops-development-new-combustion-engines

 

AUDI RS E-TRON GT FIRST DRIVE REVIEW

From Autoblog who had a Gernman spec car for the U.S. test drive: "The E-Tron GT starts at $99,900 (before destination charges, which haven't been announced for the 2022 model year). The RS adds $40,000. On paper, though, there are places where a Tesla Model S wins out — significantly more storage space with a 26.3 cubic foot trunk versus the Audi’s 14.3 (not to mention a 5.3 cubic foot frunk to the Audi’s 2.9), a claimed 1.9-second 0-60 time for the tri-motor $144,490 Plaid+ that also has maximum advertised range of 520 miles. But for those who are accustomed to traditional cars, it’s the unquantifiable areas like interior feel and steering response that give the Audi an edge. E-Tron GT slots neatly into the sweet spot between the base Taycan and 4S, while the RS E-Tron GT nuzzles between the 4S and Turbo. In both cases, the Audi strikes the perfect balance, and factoring its more car-like charm, it's arguably the one to get"

 

https://www.autoblog.com/2021/03/15/2022-audi-rs-etron-gt-review/

 

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Mar 16, 2021
What You Need To Know About VW’s Power Day | 15 Mar 2021
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  • VW Power Day
  • 50% battery cost reduction by using a unified cell
  • Building 6 gigafactories with a production capacity of 240GWh per year (~5 million car / year)
  • “Northvolt Ett” in Sweden to be expanded up to 40 GW, 14billion Euro contract to be lead supplier in Europe
  • VW buyging Northvolt’s share of their Salzgitter joint venture. Opens 2025 a purely VW venture.
  • 18,000 fast-charging points: European network to be expanded five-fold with partner
  • From next year they build in bidirectionality to the MEB platform

 

 

Show #1022

 

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VW POWER DAY

 

"The goal of the roadmap is to significantly reduce the complexity and cost of the battery in order to make the electric car attractive and viable for as many people as possible. At the same time, the Group is aiming to secure the supply of battery cells beyond 2025. In Europe alone, six gigafactories with a total production capacity of 240 GWh are to be established by the end of the decade. Volkswagen is also vigorously pursuing expansion of the public fast-charging network globally. With this in mind, cooperations have been agreed in Europe with the energy companies BP (Great Britain), Iberdrola (Spain) and Enel (Italy)."

 

The first two factories will operate in the Swedish city of Skellefteå and in Salzgitter. In response to increased demand, Volkswagen has decided to refocus the previous plan in relation to cell production and concentrate production of its premium cells in the Swedish gigafactory “Northvolt Ett” in Skellefteå in collaboration with Northvolt. The production of these cells is set to commence in 2023.

 

The gigafactory currently operated by Volkswagen in Salzgitter will produce the unified cell for the high-volume segment from 2025 and develop innovations in process, design and chemistry.

 

VW talked about their factory partners, so this doesn't sound like they're building them themselves, not 100%.

 

UNIFIED CELL

It is set to be launched as of 2023 and will be installed across brands in up to 80 percent of all electric vehicles in the Group in 2030.  Volkswagen is thus aiming to gradually reduce battery costs in the entry-level segment by up to 50 percent and in the volume segment by up to 30 percent.

 

15% comes from cell design, 10% production, 5% in the battery system and 20% from teh material costs.

 

"“We will use our economies of scale to the benefit of our customers when it comes to the battery too. On average, we will drive down the cost of battery systems to significantly below €100 per kilowatt hour."

 

The new prismatic unified cell also offers the best conditions for the transition to the solid state cell – the next quantum leap in battery technology, which Volkswagen anticipates for the middle of the decade. They will use cell to pack technology to integrate them into vehicles in a way similar to BYD with their Blade Battery.

 

According to electrive:" Audi boss Markus Duesmann indicated that the electric sedan developed as part of the Artemis project will be the first to use cell-to-pack technology. During his appearance, Duesmann also confirmed that the vehicle would be launched at the end of 2024, contradicting recent rumours that the vehicle would be delayed until at least 2025. The design phase has been completed and series development has begun"

 

Current cells used are from LG and SKI are pouch cells.  A huge blow to the South Korean companies, a fact not really picked up in the reporting I saw toady. For the worlds largest automaker to say their current technology wasn't going be used after 2023 would have been a huge blow.  Both have invvested many billion of dollars on pouch cell production in China, Europe and U.S. LG builds pouch cells for Tesla, GM and Hyundai, as well as cylindrical 2170 cells for Tesla.

 

Remember too. LG and SKI are involved in a long running a bitter legal dispute in the U.S. which culminated in VW being told they would lose supply of cells for their Tennessee factory. I thought at the time about how they would be recieved by the German boardroom - now we might have a possible answer.

 

The new unified cells are slightly larger, but similar in shape, to a VHS casette. They will be made by CATL say rumours, not in the Power Day presentation. Industry experts also believe VW shifting to China for cells from A123 and Guoxuan.

 

Swedish lithium-ion battery maker Northvolt seperately announced it had received an order worth more than $14 billion over 10 years from VW.  VW is also increasing it's share in Northvolt.

 

They will use LFP cells for their volume cars. Cells with a high manganese or nickel content are to be used for the larger and more powerful vehicles.

 

Solid state batteries from their partner QuantumScape will halve the charging time and remove 100kg of weight from the cathode alone. That used a lithium-metal battery with a charge time of 12 mins for a typical EV.

 

CHARGING

Along with its partners, the company intends to operate about 18,000 public fast-charging points in Europe by 2025. This represents a five-fold expansion of the fast-charging network compared to today and corresponds to about one third of the total demand predicted on the continent for 2025.

 

Volkswagen wants to establish about 8,000 fast-charging points throughout Europe together with BP. The fast-chargers with a charging capacity of 150 kW will be installed at a total of 4,000 BP and ARAL service stations, with the majority of these in Germany and Great Britain. In cooperation with Iberdrola, Volkswagen will cover main traffic routes in Spain. In Italy, Volkswagen wants to collaborate with Enel to establish the fast-charging network both along motorways and in urban areas. Volkswagen will invest about €400 million in the European programme as a whole by 2025, with further investments being borne by external partners.

 

Electrify America is planning around 3,500 fast-charging points in North America by the end of the year. In China, a total of 17,000 fast-charging points are being targeted by Volkswagen by 2025 through the CAMS joint venture.

 

 

GRID INTEGRATION

Volkswagen intends to integrate the electric car in private, commercial and public energy systems in the future. This will allow green electricity from the solar energy system to be stored in the vehicle and fed back into the home network if needed. Not only will customers be more independent of the public power grid, they will also save money and reduce CO2 emissions. Models based on Volkswagen’s own MEB platform will support this technology from 2022. Volkswagen will also offer a complete package with all modules and digital services – from the bidirectional wall box to energy management.

 

CONCLUSION

 

Bloomberg said: "The push will cost some $29 billion and would make VW and its partners the world’s second-largest cell producer after China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd., according to BloombergNEF.  After years of trailing Tesla and the bruising experience of the diesel-emissions cheating crisis, VW has switched gears to reorganize a sprawling behemoth from the ground up. The company boasts the industry’s most comprehensive EV push, with intentions to add about 50 purely battery-powered vehicles to its lineup by 2030."

 

I think it also tightens VW grip on the supply chains. Others are on notice.

 

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Kia EV6 Unveiled | 14 Mar 2021
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KIA EV6 UNVEILED AS NEW ELECTRIC FLAGSHIP

"The new EV6 is Kia’s first bespoke production electric car and pairs a radical new design with unprecedented levels of performance for the brand. " reports Autocar.com: "Revealed ahead of its official full debut later this month, the EV6 will spearhead a wave of new-era electric cars from Kia. Each will be badged EV followed by a number corresponding to its size. So the EV6 crossover is a mid-sized car, which leaves room below for compact SUVs, hatchbacks and saloons, and for larger SUVs at the top of the range. EV6 shares its E-GMP platform with the recently revealed Hyundai Ioniq 5. This means it will have 800V hardware for charging speeds of up to 220kW and it should charge from 10% to 80% capacity in 18 minutes. "

 

"Entry-level versions are likely to have a single electric motor delivering power to the rear wheels and fed by a 58kWh battery pack, with more powerful models getting dual motors and a larger 72.6kWh battery." says WhatCar: " In its most powerful form, the EV6 will be able to sprint to 60mph in 3.5 seconds. Inside, there’s a digital screen in place of analogue instruments, plus a separate infotainment screen angled towards the driver."

 

Kia's press release said: ""The width of the screen creates an immersive experience for the driver, while a minimal number of physical buttons offer an uncluttered and soothing driving experience. Underneath the AVN screen, passengers control HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) settings by using haptic ‘buttons’, while below this panel, the dashboard slopes away towards the front of the car, creating a sense of space and openness for the front-seat passengers."

 

And Top Gear reported: "Kia’s head of design Karim Habib also confirmed to TG that other elements – such as that rear lightbar and the swept-back windscreen – might not necessarily be carried over, but that the principles would remain the same.  On the subject of that rear light bar – is anyone else getting hefty Aston Martin DBX vibes?  Elsewhere, there’s a new front light signature and chunky rear wheel arches, as well as the now-familiar black plastic seen on almost every crossover."

 

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/2021-kia-ev6-all-new-electric-flagship-310-mile-range

 

https://www.whatcar.com/news/2021-kia-ev6-electric-suv-what-we-know-so-far/n22791

 

TESLA POSTS VIDEO OF SEMI ON TEST TRACK

"Tesla has unveiled a new video of its Semi electric truck driving the test track in Fremont. In recent months, Tesla Semi is increasingly getting into the camera lens and is the topic of much discussion, as the company will soon be launching its production" reports Tesmanian: "In the video, we see an updated version of the Tesla Semi, which was first seen in early February and which had a number of design differences. The most notable change is the redesign of the truck's cab. It became lengthened and received additional side shields with windows. It seemed that this is the sleeper version. But in other photos, we could see that these are only shields, and the cab itself is not as long as it seems at first glance."

 

https://www.tesmanian.com/blogs/tesmanian-blog/tesla-posted-a-video-of-semi-on-the-test-track

 

UK’S ELECTRIC HIGHWAY TO BE UPGRADED BY ECOTRICITY

"In the UK, Ecotricity’s network of charging stations along the ageing Electric Highway is to be comprehensively modernised. This will include contactless payment and multiple charging options." says electrive: "Gridserve is taking a 25 per cent stake in Electric Highway and contributing its technical expertise to upgrade the charging network, which will also involve round-the-clock customer support.   This project is scheduled for completion this summer. The second step involves installing a further six to twelve high-power charging points with a capacity of up to 350 kW at each location. The first site is scheduled to go into operation in April in the English town of Rugby."

 

https://www.electrive.com/2021/03/13/uks-electric-highway-to-be-upgraded-by-ecotricity/

 

TESLA TO OFFER AUTO INSURANCE PROGRAM IN TEXAS

"Not only is Tesla moving some manufacturing operations to Austin, Texas, its founder, Elon Musk, is said to be relocating there, and the electric car company will soon be offering its own brand of car insurance in the Lone Star State." writes InsuranceJournal.com: "The state insurance department in late January approved a revised policy form submitted by Redpoint County Mutual Insurance Co. for a Tesla Insurance Program for private passenger autos. Tesla currently offers insurance coverage for Tesla vehicles in California and according to information on the Tesla Insurance website it expects to expand into additional states. Texas appears to be the first step in that expansion. Tesla Insurance on its website says its product is competitively priced and “designed to provide Tesla vehicle owners with up to 20% lower rates, and in some cases, as much as 30%.”"

 

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Saturday Special Interview with Ripple Energy | 13 Mar 2021
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  • Owning your own piece of a wind turbine
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EV Announcement Fatigue? Welcome Alpha Wolf EV Pickup | 12 Mar 2021
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  • Audi E-Tron Electric SUV Joins The Monthly Subscription Squad In The UK From £1,299
  • Electric Highway Coalition To Add EV Fast Chargers
  • Alpha Wolf EV Pickup

 

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VW GROUP CHIEF SAYS COMPANY MUST DEVELOP ITS OWN IN-HOUSE SOFTWARE

"As you may be aware, Volkswagen – as well as other legacy automakers – has been struggling with software issues related to its new I.D. family of electric cars. VW Group boss Herbert Diess is clearly aware that something needs to change, and quickly, especially if it is going to compete with Tesla going forward." says InsideEVs: "During a recent meeting with his team, Diess said VW must develop its own in-house software to solve problems and move forward. Third-party software solutions, while potentially a decent temporary band-aid, simply won't cut it, according to Diess. As Volkswagen moves forward with a long list of future EVs, it can't have a repeat of what happened with ID.3 and ID.4 related to delays, mostly attributed to software concerns. If this continues to plague the automaker, people will quickly grow tired of taking delivery of "unfinished" products."

 

https://insideevs.com/news/493991/vw-chief-in-house-software/

 

DIESS SAYS NEIN TO HYDROGEN FUEL CELL CARS & TRUCKS

"Lots of people think using hydrogen to power cars and trucks is a good idea. After all, the only waste products of fuel cells are water vapor and heat. What could be more climate friendly than that? That’s the theory, anyway. But Herbert Diess, chairman of the board for the Volkswagen Group, says the reality is very different. “You won’t see any hydrogen usage in cars. Not even in 10 years, because the physics behind it are so unreasonable.” according to the ever-billiant Clean TEchnica: "Some industry executives think hydrogen could be a zero-emissions fuel for heavy trucks that need to travel more than 300 km. Battery-powered trucks are fine and dandy up to that point, but they say beyond that, the weight of the batteries needed takes away from the amount of cargo a truck can carry. Once again, Diess disagrees. Volkswagen, which owns truck makers SCANIA and MAN, stopped all development work on fuel cells for trucks last month."

 

https://cleantechnica.com/2021/03/11/diess-says-nein-to-hydrogen-fuel-cell-cars-trucks/

 

PEUGEOT AIMS FOR 100% ELECTRIFICATION BY 2023

"Peugeot plans to have a range that is 100% electrified by 2023, in an announcement that exceeds previous planning. A “100 per cent electrified fleet” means that Peugeot will no longer offer pure petrol or diesel as new cars from 2023. However, the French company has not specified what level of electrification it is aiming for – a 48-volt mild-hybrid is considered electrified, but cannot cover significant distances purely electrically and drives like a pure combustion engine for the customer. Based on the PSA platforms CMP and EMP2, Peugeot already offers battery-electric cars and plug-in hybrids today." says Next Green Car: "In 2018, the PSA Group announced it would offer offshoots with electric or hybrid drives for all 40 models of its brands by 2025 and that it wanted to achieve an electrification rate of 80 per cent by 2023. At least for the Peugeot brand, the electrification quota is now set to reach 100 per cent by 2023."

 

https://www.nextgreencar.com/news/9109/peugeot-aims-for-100-electrification-by-2023/

 

AUDI E-TRON ELECTRIC SUV JOINS THE MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION SQUAD IN THE UK FROM £1,299

"Brits on the lookout for an electric vehicle without the hassle of full ownership can get the Audi E-Tron for a monthly fee of £1,299 (equal to $1,813)." says CarScoops: "Launched in partnership between Audi and subscription provider Onto, who just purchased 300 units of the E-Tron Black Edition, the program includes driving for up to 1,000 miles (1,609 km) per month, insurance, servicing, breakdown cover and up to 1,000 miles worth of free charging at the BP Pulse and Shell Recharge networks. Available in the 55 quattro variant with a 235-mile (378-km) WLTP-certified range, the E-Tron Black Edition uses two electric motors that generate a combined 402 HP. The 95 kWh battery supports DC fast charging of up to 150 kW, taking around half an hour to be recharged to 80 percent."

 

https://www.carscoops.com/2021/03/audi-e-tron-electric-suv-joins-the-monthly-subscription-squad-in-the-uk-from-1299/

 

ELECTRIC HIGHWAY COALITION TO ADD EV FAST CHARGERS

"Six major utilities have a plan to ensure that electric vehicle drivers have access to a seamless network of charging stations connecting major highway systems from the Atlantic Coast, through the Midwest and South, and into the Gulf and Central Plains regions." re[prts Renewable Energy Magazine: "The Electric Highway Coalition – made up of American Electric Power, Dominion Energy, Duke Energy, Entergy Corp., Southern Co., and the Tennessee Valley Authority – announced a plan to provide EV drivers seamless travel across major regions of the country through a network of DC fast chargers for EVs. "

 

https://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/electric_hybrid_vehicles/electric-highway-coalition-to-add-ev-fast-20210303

 

ALPHA WOLF EV PICKUP

"Startup EV-maker Alpha has added the Wolf EV pickup to its nascent lineup of electric vehicles, which already includes the vaguely retro Ace EV coupe and the off-road-ified Jax EV CUV coupe." writes Autoblog; "The Alpha Wolf electric pickup is available in single-motor and dual-motor configurations, the former with front-wheel drive and the latter with all-wheel drive. There's no word on payload, but maximum towing capacity is a claimed 3,000 pounds. Range is estimated at 250 miles or 275 miles, depending on configuration. he Wolf is much smaller than today's "compact" pickups — two feet shorter than the smallest Tacoma Access Cab, for example. The Alpha Wolf's size, and its styling, are suggestive of Japanese compact pickups from the '80s/'90s. Alpha Wolf pricing ranges from $36,000 to $46,000. The company is taking reservations now but has previously said it won't start delivering vehicles until 2023. "

 

 

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Canoo Wants To Take On The Oncoming Wave Of EV Trucks | 11 Mar 2021
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  • VW Will Need 300 Gigawatt Hours Of Batteries To Achieve Its EV Goal
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CANOO WANTS TO TAKE ON THE VW ID.BUZZ

"The start-up unveiled renderings of a planned electric model based on a commercial van it showed in 2019, featuring an expansive curved glass greenhouse and an expandable, six-foot-long cargo bed. Intended to ride on a "skateboard" platform to be shared with other vehicles, this particular design imagines a camper-style adventure vehicle that can house a tent above its truck bed, flip-down tables, and storage compartments making it the automotive equivalent of a Swiss Army knife." says Autoweek: "Inside the bubble-shaped trucklet are just two seat. Canoo has estimated a 200-mile range for this truck, putting an overland expedition out of the question, but a visit to a state park might still be achievable.  For one thing, the vehicle in these photos is a rendering, meaning a photographable prototype likely doesn't yet exist. More importantly, Canoo needs to find a factory that will actually produce these. Canoo will have close to 10 other electric truck competitors targeting different buyers and wallets. "

 

And according to CNBC: "The flat front design, which is similar to a van, basically puts the driver almost on top of the truck’s front wheels, allowing for more storage space in the cab and the rear cargo bed. The electric pickup also features a front cargo storage area that, Canoo says, “can hold tools or gear, also includes a fold down worktable with electrical outlets."

 

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TESLA MODEL S PLAID+ DELIVERIES EXTENDED TO MID-2022

"When Tesla first unveiled the new Plaid Model S variants earlier this year, CEO Elon Musk said the Plaid+ would begin deliveries late in 2021. Those deliveries would be preceded by the Plaid variant, which are expected to begin as soon as this month. If you place an order now, you will have to wait almost 18 months as Tesla has updated its online Design Studio. The timeline for Plaid+ orders placed today are expected to ship by mid-2022." says Drvie Tesla Candada: "The new delivery date could be a preemptive move by Tesla to push buyers towards the Plaid Model S, which will be available in just a few weeks. Performance wise the two cars are similar, but the Plaid+ will feature the new 4680 battery cells inside the new structural battery pack."

 

https://driveteslacanada.ca/model-s/tesla-model-s-plaid-deliveries-extended-to-mid-2022/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tesla-model-s-plaid-deliveries-extended-to-mid-2022

 

TESLA MODEL S SEES $10,000 PRICE INCREASE, MODEL Y AND MODEL 3 COST MORE

"The new price for the most powerful Model S now sits at $149,990 before a $1,200 destination charge. For this lofty sum, buyers still get a promised 520-plus mile range, a 200 mph top speed and 0-60 mph runs in less than 1.99 seconds, according to Tesla." says CNET: "The cheapest Model Y now costs $49,990 before destination with a $1,000 price increase, but the Model Y Performance holds tight at $60,990. For potential Model 3 customers, the price is now $37,490, an increase of $500 for the Standard Range Plus. The midtier Model 3 Long Range also gets a $500 increase and now costs $46,490. Like the Model Y Performance, the Model 3 Performance sticks to its previous price -- it still costs $55,990."

 

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/tesla-model-3-model-y-orders-delay/

 

VW WILL NEED 300 GIGAWATT HOURS OF BATTERIES TO ACHIEVE ITS EV GOAL

"Last week, Volkswagen announced Strategy Accelerate, a plan to increase its market share of EVs to more than 70 percent in Europe by 2030, and over 50 percent in the US and China. If the company wants to achieve this, it will require about 300-gigawatt hours worth of batteries a year by the end of the decade. This is according to a report by Reuters. " and written up by INsideEVs: "By 2025, Volkswagen expects annual demand will be more than 150 GWh in Europe. The automaker currently has battery deals with LG Chem, Samsung SDI, SK Innovation, and CATL. Volkswagen’s Power Day is scheduled for March 15th, which is when Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess will outline the company's battery and charging infrastructure strategy. Analyst Arndt Ellinghorst reckons Volkswagen needs 420 gigawatt hours worth of battery cells globally by 2030 if it wants to sell 7 million battery electric vehicles, requiring more than 20 billion euros ($23.8 billion) in annual spending."

 

https://insideevs.com/news/493578/volkswagen-300-gigawatt-betteries-achieve-ev-goal/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=RSS-all-articles

 

GE TO OPEN UK FACTORY TO BUILD MASSIVE HALIADE-X BLADES

"GE Renewable Energy will open a new blade manufacturing facility in Teesside in the northeast of England. LM Wind Power, a GE Renewable Energy business, will set up and operate the plant to produce blades for its Haliade-X turbine, the world’s most powerful wind turbine." says electrek: "They will power Equinor’s Dogger Bank, which will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm when completed in 2026. It will have a combined installed generation capacity of 3.6 GW, enough to power 6 million UK homes. GE will provide 13 MW (phases A and B) and 14 MW (phase C) Haliade-X turbines for Dogger Bank, as Electrek previously covered. The turbine blades are 107 meters (351 feet) long. The electricity generated by the Dogger Bank turbines, which are between 130 km (80 miles) and 200 km (124 miles) from shore, will be transmitted using subsea cables."

 

https://electrek.co/2021/03/11/egeb-ge-to-open-uk-factory-to-build-massive-haliade-x-blades/

 

 

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Rivian CEO Shows Off R1S SUV Interior | 10 Mar 2021
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  • Tesla’s cost per kWh for cells from suppliers revealed
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  • Hyundai announces New KONA Electric prices

 

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KIA UNVEILS THE EV6, ITS FIRST DEDICATED EV

"Kia has revealed the first official images of the EV6 – its first dedicated Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) built on the company’s new EV platform: the Electric-Global Modular Platform, or E-GMP. The EV6 is also the first of Kia’s next-generation BEVs to be developed under a new design philosophy that embodies Kia’s shifting focus towards electrification." says Next Green Car: "Kia has not yet provided any technical data on the EV6 with the revealing of the name and the sketch of the design. However, the Ioniq 5 should provide some good clues here, since it is based on the same platform. This basis will give Kia the scope for batteries with 58 or 73 kWh, powertrains between 125 and 225 kW. The technical details of the electric Kia might differ slightly, but the Kia EV6 should also have the fast-charging capability of up to 220 kW and the impressive charging curve of the Ioniq 5."

 

https://www.nextgreencar.com/news/9106/kia-unveils-the-ev6-its-first-dedicated-ev/

 

DACIA SPRING EV NOW AVAILABLE TO ORDER, PRICED FROM €12,403

Dacia is opening a new chapter in its history with the launch of all-new Spring, the brand’s first 100% electric car.

Dacia benefits from the unique know-how and experience acquired by the Renault Group and the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, pioneers of electric mobility for over 10 years.

Priced at €12,403 after government incentives in France, Dacia Spring is the most affordable electric car in Europe, making electric mobility accessible to the greatest number of people.

Beneath its SUV look lies a city car with record-breaking roominess with 4 real seats, a simple and reliable electric engine and a range of 230 km (WLTP) and 305 km in the city (WLTP city).

The 33 kW (44 hp equivalent) all-electric power engine is coupled with a 27.4 kWh battery.

 

https://en.media.groupe.renault.com/news/the-all-new-dacia-spring-taking-the-electrical-revolution-for-a-spin-ace9-989c5.html

 

TESLA WILL ASK REGULATORS TO ALLOW FSD BETA RELEASE IN EUROPE, SAYS ELON MUSK

"After Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced the wider release of the newest FSD Beta a few days ago, this topic has attracted even more attention from those who want to become a participant in the early testing program. In addition to requests from North America, Europeans also expressed a strong desire to become beta testers. Musk wrote that Tesla will ask regulators in order to make possible the proliferation of FSD Beta in Europe." reports Tesmanian: "Also, in response to a request from a Tesla owner from Europe, Musk replied that the company would ask the regional regulators to authorize the use of FSD Beta there. If this approval is granted, it will become an additional stage in the development of FSD. The fact is that the layouts of cities in the United States and Europe are significantly different. Europe is characterized by compact cities with many narrow streets saturated with dense traffic."

 

https://www.tesmanian.com/blogs/tesmanian-blog/tesla-will-request-regulators-to-release-fsd-beta-in-europe-says-elon-musk

 

TESLA’S COST PER KWH FOR CELLS FROM SUPPLIERS REVEALED

"Tesla sources many of its battery cells from third-party suppliers, like Panasonic, LG Chem, and CATL. Because of the massive rate at which Tesla buys these cells, it is paying significantly less per kilowatt-hour compared to its competitors, according to a new report from Cairn Energy Research Advisors" says Teslarati: "According to Cairn’s research, Tesla pays an average of $142 per kWh for cells purchased from its three previously mentioned suppliers. Meanwhile, companies like GM are paying $169 per kWh, while the industry average runs around $186, according to the firm’s report. Furthermore, Tesla’s packs cost $187 per kWh on average, with GM’s costing $207 per kWh and the industry average being $246 per kWh."

 

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-battery-cells-cost-per-kwh-revealed-gm-competitors-cairn-report/

 

BP PULSE INVESTS £2 MILLION TO UPGRADE LEGACY CHARGE POINTS

"In the UK, bp pulse is pledging to improve the reliability of the UK’s older public charging infrastructure by working with local authorities to upgrade and replace charge points across the country." reports Electrive: "The BP subsidiary – that was given the new name bp pulse incorporating bp Chargemaster and Polar in 2020 – has already agreed to invest over £400,000 in infrastructure for replacing more than 50 charge points. These are mostly owned by local authorities and originally installed over a decade ago with government grant funding under the Plugged in Places scheme. Beyond the upgrading of initial 50 charge points, discussions are already underway to make an additional £750,000 available for legacy charge point owners, which could see over 300 units upgraded. In total, bp pulse has made £2 million available for the endeavour."

 

https://www.electrive.com/2021/03/09/bp-pulse-invests-2-million-to-upgrade-legacy-charge-points/

 

RIVIAN CEO SHARES HOW ROOMY THE BACK OF THE R1S WILL BE

"Rivian’s CEO RJ Scaringe Tweeted a video of himself surrounded by R1S electric SUVs. In the video, he explains how the second and third-row seats fold down and shares perspective of how much room future drivers will actually have." says Electrek: "In a recent Tweet, Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe offers fans of the automaker a glimpse at a posse of R1S SUVs. The video features eight different R1S’ lined up in various colors. Scaringe speaks about how he has been driving the R1S the past couple weeks and has been loving it. He talks about loading up his kids and gear, and even posted along with the video, “Ready for camping!” This certainly fits the theme of outdoor, all-terrain situations the high-performance EV is geared specifically toward. Scaringe admits many people have been curious about how the second and third rows fold flat in the R1S, so he decided to share a demonstration. With the tailgate down, the seats lay seamlessly flat from the second-row headrests, out the EV’s rear."

 

https://electrek.co/2021/03/10/rivian-ceo-shares-how-roomy-the-back-of-the-r1s-will-be/

 

HYUNDAI ANNOUNCES NEW KONA ELECTRIC PRICES

""The refreshed Hyundai Kona Electric is now on sale, with prices inclusive of the £3,000 government plug-in car grant starting from £30,125. The all-electric SUV has been given a visual refresh, with more technology introduced across the range too" says CarWow: "Opt for a range-topping Ultimate spec, and that rises to £40,375. All cars get a 10.25-inch digital driver’s display and equally-sized infotainment system as standard, along with rear parking sensors and a reversing camera. Adaptive cruise control and keyless entr.y. Upgrade to the 64kWh and that’s paired to a 150kw, 204hp motor. That boosts range up to 300 miles as well. Both versions are said to be capable of being charged from 10-80% in 47 minutes."

 

https://www.carwow.co.uk/news/5151/2021-hyundai-kona-electric-prices-revealed

 

 

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Chinese EV Makers Are Flying | 09 Mar 2021
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  • Tesla pushes back refresh Model S/X deliveries in Europe`
  • Ample Announces Modular Battery Swapping Stations For Any EV

 

 

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TESLA BATTERY SUPPLIER LG PLANS FOR NEW 4680 CELLS

"Tesla’s 4680 battery cells could be produced by LG by 2023. According to sources, the cells, which will power Tesla’s all-electric vehicles, could be built in production sites that LG is considering in either the United States or Europe." reports Joey over at Teslarati: "While Tesla and LG have not yet agreed to a deal that would see the battery supplier taking on a more robust role beyond its job in China, the company plans to build a factory in the United States that would make cells of EVs and energy storage systems, a source told Reuters. The idea behind the production facility would be to cater to both U.S. and international customers, including startups. While it didn’t list any companies, in particular, one of Reuters’ sources indicated that it was hoping Tesla would be a client. LG hasn’t secured any orders from Tesla for the 4680 cells. 2170 cells are still being used and are in rising demand, as the Model 3 and Model Y are widely popular in China, and LG continues to provide cells for both projects."

 

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-lg-4680-production-us-europe-2023/

 

POLESTAR PARTNERS WITH CHARGEPOINT TO IMPROVE CHARGING EXPERIENCE

"Polestar and ChargePoint are partnering up in an effort to improve the charging experience for Polestar 2 customers. The collaboration extends from the in-car experience and into the garage where daily charging occurs." according to InsideEVs: "Inside the Polestar 2, drivers will find a ChargePoint charging app embedded directly into the Polestar 2's infotainment system. That's possible because the Polestar 2 will come standard with Google’s Android Automotive Infotainment System. Additionally, Polestar customers will be able to bundle the cost of the ChargePoint Home Flex, a 50-amp WiFi-connected smart charger into the purchase price of the vehicle at the point of sale or lease.   The ChargePoint Home Flex costs $699."

 

https://insideevs.com/news/493307/chargepoint-polestar-partner-improve-charging-expereince/

 

TESLA WAS SPOTTED FILMING NEW TESLA SEMI

"Tesla was spotted filming a video of one of its new Tesla Semi electric truck prototypes on its test track in the Fremont, California-based factory. It’s the first time we have seen the new vehicle move on its own power." reports electrek: "The two new Tesla Semi trucks were only spotted in the back of trailers, but now one of them has been spotted driving under its own power for the first time. A drone flyover of the Fremont factory captured the Tesla Semi going around the factory’s test track. Tesla appeared to be filming the electric semi truck with a camera in the back of a lead vehicle.The sighting is somewhat significant since these new Tesla Semi prototypes are expected to be equipped with Tesla’s new 4680 battery cells and structural battery pack architecture. It could be one of the very first electric vehicles equipped with these new technologies on the road."

 

https://electrek.co/2021/03/09/tesla-spotted-filming-new-tesla-semi-electric-truck-prototype-test-track/

 

CHINESE ELECTRIC CARMAKERS ADD $13.65 BILLION IN VALUE

"Three U.S. listed Chinese electric carmakers added a collective $13.65 billion of value today (Tuesday 9th March) as their stock prices surged. The Chinese start-ups — Nio, Xpeng Motors and Li Auto — followed their American rival Tesla higher. " says CNBC: ""The electric vehicle makers were also given a boost by a Reuters report that the three companies could carry out a secondary listing in Hong Kong as soon as this year. Secondary listings in Hong Kong have been a popular route for Chinese companies that are already listed on Wall Street. In February, retail sales of so-called new energy passenger vehicles reached 97,000, an increase of 675% year-on-year, according to the China Passenger Car Association. In February 2020, almost the whole of China was effectively locked down to deal with the coronavirus outbreak"

 

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/10/chinese-electric-carmakers-add-13point65-billion-in-value-as-tesla-surges.html

 

TESLA PUSHES BACK REFRESH MODEL S/X DELIVERIES IN EUROPE

"Tesla has updated the expected delivery dates of the refresh Model S and Model X in Europe, extending what was already a long wait. Until today, buyers placing orders were being told to expect their new cars in September. Now according to Tesla’s online configurator, that has been pushed back another two months to November. The new date is visible in Germany and several other European markets we checked." according to a Drive TEsla Canada report today: "Changes to delivery estimates for Germany last year was among the first hints at the impending refresh for both vehicles. After more than a $7,000 price increase, expected delivery dates were pushed back four months to March 2021. These extra delays follow a similar update yesterday for buyers of the Model 3 and Model Y in North America. Delivery estimates for both vehicles were extended as far as into June"

 

https://driveteslacanada.ca/model-s/tesla-pushes-back-refresh-model-s-x-deliveries-in-europe/

 

AMPLE ANNOUNCES MODULAR BATTERY SWAPPING STATIONS FOR ANY EV

"A group of ridesharing, delivery, and municipal fleets in the Bay Area of California will soon be swapping batteries instead of fast charging. They’re working with Ample, a company that just publicly announced its technology after 7 years of under-wraps development" says CleanTechnica: "The company is using a modular battery system that is compatible with any electric vehicle. Instead of trying to swap the vehicle’s factory battery pack, they replace it with an aftermarket pack that is made of smaller modules. When someone pulls into the swap station, the automated swapping machine removes the modules one at a time and replaces them with freshly-charged modules. The stations don’t have to be installed permanently at a location, either. Like NIO in China."

 

https://cleantechnica.com/2021/03/09/ample-announces-modular-battery-swapping-stations-for-any-ev/

 

 

 

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Skoda opens order books for Enyaq iV SUV | 08 Mar 2021
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  • Daimler to produce lithium-ion cells near Stuttgart
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  • Porsche invests additional €70M in Rimac Automobili
  • Tesla’s Communications with DMV over Full Self-Driving Causing Confusion

 

 

Show #1015

 

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TESLA IS BUILDING A MASSIVE BATTERY TO CONNECT TO THE TEXAS POWER GRID

"The recent power outages that left millions of Texas residents without power in the middle of a record cold spell has put the focus on the state's mismanaged power grid. As temperatures dropped to below freezing in Texas last month, coal and natural gas power plants, which supply a bulk of the state's electricity, were knocked offline. " ays FutureCAr: "Now the state is getting some help from Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk. Bloomberg reports that Tesla subsidiary Gambit Energy Storage LLC is building a giant energy storage battery that will be connected to the state's power grid. The massive battery could power roughly 20,000 homes on a hot summer day.   The 100-megawatt energy storage project is being built in Angleton, Texas, according to Bloomberg. Bloomberg reported that workers at the construction site discouraged onlookers and attempted to keep the equipment under cover. But a Tesla logo could be seen on a worker's hard hat and public documents confirmed Tesla's role in the project. Bloomberg uncovered property records on file with Brazoria County in Texas show Gambit Energy Storage shares the same address as a Tesla facility near the company's factory in Fremont, California. In addition, a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission lists Gambit as a Tesla subsidiary. "

 

https://www.futurecar.com/4470/Tesla-is-Building-a-Massive-Battery-to-Connect-to-the-Texas-Power-Grid

 

DAIMLER TO PRODUCE LITHIUM-ION CELLS NEAR STUTTGART

"A dispute over the electric campus at Mercedes seems to have been settled and Daimler has now announced that it will build the ‘Mercedes-Benz Drive Systems Campus’ in Stuttgart-Untertürkheim. The main plant is to be focussed on electric vehicles, which included the production of lithium-ion cells." reports electrive; "According to Daimler, electric drive and battery technology will be developed in the technology competence centre. The group said that this underpins the strategy announced in October 2020 and that it will invest a three-digit million amount in the project. The group also says that the next generation of electric motors will be developed “in-house” at the campus and “equipped with inverters and high-voltage technology”. Assembly of battery systems for the EQS, which is being built 20 kilometres away at the Sindelfingen vehicle plant, will already start this year at the Hedelfingen plant. Later, the batteries for the EQE will also be assembled in Hedelfingen."

 

 https://www.electrive.com/2021/03/07/daimler-to-produce-lithium-ion-cells-near-stuttgart/

 

SKODA OPENS ORDER BOOKS THIS WEEK FOR NEW ELECTRIC ENYAQ IV SUV

"Order books open this week for Skoda’s new pure-electric Enyaq iV SUV, with prices kicking off at £31,085 (after the government grant). From tomorrow, customers can choose from two battery options, a new range structure, and a new finance offer called Lease&Care. Skoda has ditched the traditional trim structure, instead letting customers choose the battery size and then giving the option of interior designs and equipment packs." writes Jame sBatchelor for Car Dealre MAgazine: "The entry-level Enyaq gets a 62kWh battery capacity and 177bhp motor, with prices starting at £31,085 and offering a claimed range of 256 miles. Standard equipment includes 19-inch alloy wheels, parking sensors, climate control and an infotainment system with a 13-inch screen and on-board sat nav. This entry model is only available with the ‘Lodge’ interior design. The larger 82kWh battery, with a 201bhp motor and 333-mile range, start at £35,950 after the grant"

 

https://cardealermagazine.co.uk/publish/skoda-opens-order-books-this-week-for-new-electric-enyaq-iv-suv/218809

 

PORSCHE INVESTS ADDITIONAL €70M IN RIMAC AUTOMOBILI

Porsche has further increased its investment into Rimac Automobili, expanding its stake in the business to 24% with an additional 70M EUR.

 

Porsche bought a 10% stake of the business in 2018, before increasing it to 15.5% in 2019. The latest investment reinforces Rimac Automobili’s status as a leader in high-performance electrified vehicle technologies.

 

Since Porsche’s first investment in 2018, the team at Rimac Automobil has doubled to nearly 1,000 people, and the Croatian technology company has continued to produce some of the world’s most advanced electrified powertrains, batteries, infotainment and other components related to electrification. Rimac Automobili now works with many major car manufacturers, including Hyundai, Kia, Porsche, Aston Martin, Automobili Pininfarina, Koenigsegg and many more.

 

TESLA’S COMMUNICATIONS WITH DMV OVER FULL SELF-DRIVING ARE RELEASED AND THEY BRING SOME CONFUSION

"Tesla’s communications with DMV over the release of its Full Self-Driving Beta have been released through a freedom of information request. Some of the comments made by Tesla to the DMV are bringing some confusion to people, as they could be interpreted as contradicting what Tesla and Elon Musk are saying publicly." writes electrek: "Some of what Tesla is saying in its communications to the DMV are confusing people as it appears to contradict what Elon Musk has been saying, which is that Tesla’s FSD package will lead to a trully “full self-driving level 5 system” by the end of the year. At the core of the controversy is a letter that Eric Williams, Tesla’s associate general counsel, sent to Miguel Acosta, chief of the autonomous vehicles branch at the California Department of Motor Vehicles, over some questions that the latter had about Tesla’s FSD Beta."

 

https://electrek.co/2021/03/08/teslas-communications-with-dmv-over-full-self-driving-are-released-and-they-bring-some-confusion/

 

 

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Tesla doubling size of Full Self-Driving beta | 07 Mar 2021
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  • Magna unveils new PHEV and BEV drive systems
  • Top Electric Models In 8 European Countries In February
  • Xpeng predicts it will deliver fewer electric cars than Nio in the first quarter

 

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VW AIMS FOR 70% EV SALES IN EUROPE BY 2030

"The Volkswagen brand has presented its ‘Accelerate’ strategy that should speed up its electric plans. VW also mentions concrete model plans, although, in the case of the electric compact car, the German carmaker company has been sparing with detail." says electrive: "Volkswagen’s target is to increase the share of fully electric cars. Sales in Europe should rise to over 70 per cent by 2030. This is a doubling of the previous plan of 35 per cent. In the U.S. and China, the company is targeting an EV share of more than 50 per cent over the same period. “Every year we bring at least one new electric car,” VW brand chief Ralf Brandstätter said at the strategy presentation. “We’re picking up speed and going into large volumes and covering all segments.”

 

ID.4 GTX coming in H1 2021, then ID.5 Coupe in 2021 and ID.6 X for China, 7 seat SUV.

 

https://www.electrive.com/2021/03/05/vw-aims-for-70-ev-sales-in-europe-by-2030/

 

ELON MUSK: TESLA IS DOUBLING THE SIZE OF ITS FULL SELF-DRIVING BETA PROGRAM

"Elon Musk says that Tesla is doubling the size of its Full Self-Driving Beta program with an upcoming new update. Another one following it could see the size of the test fleet increase by a factor of 10." according to Electrek: "Since the first beta release in early access, Tesla has released several new versions of the beta software and gradually opened up the beta release to more owners, but it has yet to have a wider release and the rollout of new versions has slowed down over the last month or two. Earlier this week, Musk linked a wider release of the FSD beta to an updated version of the software coming next month. Now the CEO said that the number of Tesla owners testing the Full Self-Driving Beta will double with a new update. Last month, Musk revealed that there are over 1,000 Tesla owners currently testing the FSD beta."

 

https://electrek.co/2021/03/05/elon-musk-tesla-doubling-size-full-self-driving-beta-program/

 

UPDATED TESLA CYBERTRUCK DESIGN WILL ‘PROBABLY’ BE UNVEILED IN Q2

"After months of waiting and thousands of questions asking for another update, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said he will ‘probably’ reveal the updated design of the Cybertruck in the next few months." says Drive TEsla CAnada:Musk made the comments on Twitter, saying Tesla’s focus right now is getting Giga Texas up and running so they can begin manufacturing it later this year.  In an interview with Joe Rogan last month, Musk said the final design will look very similar to what we saw at the unveiling, but it will be about 3% smaller."

 

https://driveteslacanada.ca/cybertruck/updated-tesla-cybertruck-design-will-probably-be-unveiled-in-q2-focus-is-on-production-elon-musk/

 

MAGNA UNVEILS NEW PHEV AND BEV DRIVE SYSTEMS

"Magna unveiled its all-new connected plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) drivetrain and next-gen battery electric (BEV) drive systems. Both systems were on full display at the company’s Winter Test driving location in northern Sweden." says Green Car COngress: "The Magna EtelligentEco, an intelligent, connected PHEV system that reduces greenhouse gas emissions by up to 38%, offers a cloud connectivity feature allowing it to perform several new functions previously not possible. It accounts for local electricity sources when charging is required and recommends a greener power option to the driver. The hybrid transmission features a 120-kW e-motor at its functional core. The system performs in dynamic driving situations, as well as launch and reverse driving, all in electric mode. The Magna EtelligentEco offers a driving range of 62 miles."

 

https://www.greencarcongress.com/2021/03/20210305-magna.html

 

TOP ELECTRIC MODELS IN 8 EUROPEAN COUNTRIES IN FEBRUARY

"The 8 countries whose data are aggregated for this analysis — in order of BEV market size — are Norway (BEV market size of 80,000 in 2020), the Netherlands (73,000), Sweden (28,000), Switzerland (20,000), Spain (18,000), Denmark (7,000), Finland (4,000), and Ireland (4,000). Once Germany’s data come in, it will be the largest single source of BEV sales data (194,000 BEV market in 2020)." says CleanTEchnica: "surprised to see the Tesla Model 3 in #1, since its sales in Europe are still a trickle in the first two months of each quarter relative to the 3rd month of each quarter. However, the whole market was in a serious lull following the boom from the end-of-year rush, which was stimulated by a need to get EVs registered in order to not face EU fines. But the LEAF being in #2 was an even bigger shocker. Most of us think of the LEAF as being a star of a previous generation but nothing to talk about or reference in 2021. Well, that’s just not the case. It is still seeing great sales thanks to its decade of sales experience and word of mouth, as well as its overall competitiveness in key regards (i.e., price). And it ended up #1 in the Netherlands last month. Then there was the Audi e-tron, which is very popular in Norway; the Volkswagen ID.3, which has been “conserving energy” since the December sprint yet is still popular enough to place 4th; and the ever popular Kia Niro EV."

 

https://cleantechnica.com/2021/03/06/top-electric-models-in-8-european-countries-in-february-108-models-ranked/

 

 

XPENG PREDICTS IT WILL DELIVER FEWER ELECTRIC CARS THAN NIO IN THE FIRST QUARTER

"Chinese electric car maker Xpeng forecast it will deliver far fewer cars than rival start-up Nio in the first three months of the year." says CNBC: "New York-listed Xpeng announced overnight it would likely deliver around 12,500 vehicles in the first quarter. That implies deliveries of 4,262 cars for March, based on January’s 6,015 figure and drop to 2,223 in February. Even considering the week-long Lunar New Year holiday in mid-February, those figures fall short of Nio’s."

 

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/09/xpeng-predicts-it-will-deliver-fewer-electric-cars-than-nio.html

 

 

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Saturday Special Interview - Building An EV Subscription Business | 06 Mar 2021
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Show #1009

 

On today's podcast we're looking at one of the possible ways of driving an EV, if you don't want to buy one or don't want to finance one. We talk to Rob Jolly, the co-founder and CEO of Onto, a subscription car business in the UK experiencing rapid growth.

 

Along with his business partner, Rob launched Onto only a few years ago and is now the UK's largest fleet of pure electric cars. Customers can take a car for the minimum period of one month and change their cars as often as they wish. With 16 different models available in their range now.

 

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Mar 06, 2021
VW’s High Range EV for 2026 | 05 Mar 2021
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  • Kia E-Niro Tops The UK’s EV Sales Charts
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  • Tesla launches new social media platform to ‘engage’ its community
  • Tesla now accepting reimbursement requests for eMMC replacements
  • FedEx delivery trucks to be all zero-emissions
  • VW to Build a ‘High Range’ and ‘Short Charging Time’ EV for 2026

 

 

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KIA CV PROTOTYPE SPOTTED AT FAST CHARGING: 175 KW AT 43% SOC

"A camouflaged Kia CV prototype was recently seen at an IONITY fast-charging station, charging at a really high rate. According to the image, posted by Hank Scribner, the car was charging at 174 kW (569 V and 306 A) at 43% of State of Charge (SOC). Over the previous six minutes, the car received 15.562 kWh, which translate to an average of almost 156 kW." says InsideEVs: "Anyway, the 800 V batteries in the new cars from Hyundai Motor Group (Hyundai, Kia and Genesis) should be really strong in terms of charging rate. Kia said that replenishing 100 km (62 miles) of range will take as little as 4 minutes (of course at optimum conditions and with a proper DC fast charger)."

 

https://insideevs.com/news/492429/kia-cv-prototype-spotted-fast-charging-175kw/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=RSS-all-articles

 

VOLKSWAGEN ID.3 TOUR 5 HAS 5-SEATS DESPITE ITS 82 KWH BATTERY

"Volkswagen has introduced a new version of the ID.3 model, called Tour 5, which surprised us a little bit because it has 5-seats and an 82 kWh battery - a combination that did not exist previously. When the German manufacturer first announced the ID.3 and its three battery options (48 kWh, 58 kWh and 82 kWh), it turned out that only the two first would be 5-seaters. The larger battery version was a 4-seater (without panoramic roof option), reportedly because of the weight limitation." says InsideEVs: "It was not good news for the all-electric compact, but now it seems that the issue was somehow solved, as the German configurator offers a 5-seat, 82 kWh battery version (77 kW usable). Three ID.3 (82 kWh) versions are offered, but only one with five seats. We have no idea how the problem was solved (if the weight was the limitation) - it could be anything from higher energy-dense cells, through a slimming treatment or removal of the most weight-intense options for this version."

 

https://insideevs.com/news/492441/volkswagen-id3-tour-5-seats/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=RSS-all-articles

 

KIA E-NIRO TOPS THE UK’S EV SALES CHARTS

Kia e-Niro tops the UK’s EV sales charts for the second consecutive month, with 757 units sold

Kia accounts for almost one in five EVs sold in the UK year-to-date

 

The Niro model family was the brand’s best-seller in February. With 1,215 units sold across all three variants (including e-Niro, Self-Charging Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid variants), the Niro family was the sixth best-selling model in the UK in February, with the fully electric e-Niro accounting for 757 of these sales. Combined with sales of the Soul EV (41 units in February, 105 units year-to-date), Kia BEVs account for almost one in five (19 per cent) of all fully electric vehicles sold in the UK so far this year.

 

 

OCTOPUS ENERGY JOINS UP WITH IONITY

"UK energy supplier and charging network operator Octopus Energy has signed a roaming agreement with Ionity. Ionity’s HPC chargers in the UK and mainland Europe will be now be connected to Octopus Energy’s Electric Juice Network (EJN)." repotrs electrive: "Octopus Energy says that Electric Juice Network users will receive a five per cent discount when charging at Ionity stations. At Ionity’s standard price of £0.69/kWh, that would be £0.65/kWh."

 

https://www.electrive.com/2021/03/05/octopus-energy-joins-up-with-ionity/

 

TESLA LAUNCHES NEW SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM TO ‘ENGAGE’ ITS COMMUNITY

"Tesla is launching today a new social media platform called “Engage Tesla” to serve as a “home base” for owners’ clubs and Tesla’s policy team. The automaker will also be discontinuing its forum." according to electrek: "Tesla writes in the description:

 

“Starting March 15th, Tesla Forums will become read only. To continue the conversation with the Tesla community visit engage.tesla.com.”. Engage Tesla is a new platform for both Tesla’s public policy team and Tesla Owner’s Clubs. Its goal is to create a digital home base for all of our work, and make it easier for Tesla community members to learn what’s top of mind for us, take meaningful action, and stay in the loop. We hope you’ll join us in getting involved.”"

 

https://electrek.co/2021/03/05/tesla-launches-new-social-media-platform-engage-community-promote-policies/

 

TESLA NOW ACCEPTING REIMBURSEMENT REQUESTS FOR EMMC REPLACEMENTS

"Late last year Tesla announced it would begin offering Model S and Model X owners free replacements of their eMMC (embedded MultiMediaCard). The memory chips were included in vehicles built prior to 2018 and would eventually fail as it was too small for its intended purpose." according to Drive Tesla Canada "Fortunately owners who had already paid out of pocket for the replacement were told at the same time they may be eligible for reimbursements, and more information would come in February. They were a few days late, but Tesla has now launched a new form online for those owners to submit their information to request a refund. Tesla says to log in to your Tesla account where if you are eligible you will find the claim form."

 

https://driveteslacanada.ca/model-s/tesla-now-accepting-reimbursement-requests-for-emmc-replacements/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tesla-now-accepting-reimbursement-requests-for-emmc-replacements

 

FEDEX DELIVERY TRUCKS TO BE ALL ZERO-EMISSIONS

""FedEx has announced that its fleet of pickup and delivery trucks will be all-EV by 2040. The move to an all-electric fleet is part of the package-delivery company's goal to be carbon-neutral by 2040." according to Autoblog: "FedEx operates a fleet of some 200,000 pickup and delivery trucks. The company says it will spend $2 billion to achieve its goal of carbon-neutrality, which in addition to an electrified truck fleet will also involve reducing the fuel demand for its planes."

 

https://www.autoblog.com/2021/03/05/fedex-trucks-all-ev-2040/

 

 

VW TO BUILD A ‘HIGH RANGE’ AND ‘SHORT CHARGING TIME’ EV FOR 2026

"Volkswagen is going all in on electric vehicles, and at an event detailing its even more aggressive future plans, the German automaker said that it has an electric sedan planned with a 2026 launch, dubbed Project Trinity. VW says that the Trinity sedan will set "new standards" with its charging speed, battery range, and in other technology." repoerts Car & Driver: "VW released a sketch of the Trinity, showing a sweeping roofline that resembles that of the Audi A7. In January, German newspaper Welt reported that the new sedan will have a starting price of around $42,000, which would make it slightly more expensive than the Tesla Model 3."

 

https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a35741685/vw-to-build-ev-trinity-2026/

 

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Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo revealed | 04 Mar 2021
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  • Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo revealed
  • Mercedes-Benz EQV DC Fast Charging Analysis
  • New 2021 Renault Megane electric crossover spied for the first time
  • Mercedes-Benz EQS Previewed Ahead of Debut
  • JLR planning 800-Volt platform for future electric vehicles
  • Arrival reveals battery details of new Van.
  • British Rallycross Championship will include 450kW electric racers
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E Gets Nearly 4,000 Sales In 1st Full Month
  • LG Chem agrees to cover most of Hyundai's $900m EV recall
  • GM reportedly looking to build second EV battery plant in U.S.
  • VW' Over The Air Updates

 

 

Show #1010

 

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PORSCHE TAYCAN CROSS TURISMO REVEALED

https://www.evo.co.uk/porsche/porsche-taycan/20929/porsche-taycan-cross-turismo-revealed-750bhp-turbo-s-to-top-crossover

 

MERCEDES-BENZ EQV DC FAST CHARGING ANALYSIS

https://insideevs.com/news/492300/mercedes-eqv-dc-fast-charging-analysis

 

NEW 2021 RENAULT MEGANE ELECTRIC CROSSOVER SPIED FOR THE FIRST TIME

https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/353422/new-2021-renault-megane-electric-crossover-spied-first-time

 

MERCEDES-BENZ EQS PREVIEWED AHEAD OF DEBUT

https://www.autoweek.com/news/green-cars/a35741898/2022-mercedes-benz-eqs-previewed/

 

JLR PLANNING 800-VOLT PLATFORM FOR FUTURE ELECTRIC VEHICLES

https://www.electrive.com/2021/03/03/jlr-is-planning-an-800-volt-ev-platform/

 

ARRIVAL REVEALS BATTERY DETAILS OF NEW VAN.

https://www.commercialmotor.com/news/product/arrival-reveals-battery-details-new-van

 

BRITISH RALLYCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP WILL INCLUDE 450KW ELECTRIC RACERS

https://electriccarsreport.com/2021/03/british-rallycross-championship-will-include-450kw-electric-racers-in-2021-season

 

FORD MUSTANG MACH-E GETS NEARLY 4,000 SALES IN 1ST FULL MONTH

https://cleantechnica.com/2021/03/04/ford-mustang-mach-e-gets-nearly-4000-sales-in-1st-full-month-70-conquest-sales/

 

LG CHEM AGREES TO COVER MOST OF HYUNDAI'S $900M EV RECALL

https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Automobiles/LG-Chem-agrees-to-cover-most-of-Hyundai-s-900m-EV-recall

 

GM REPORTEDLY LOOKING TO BUILD SECOND EV BATTERY PLANT IN U.S.

https://www.autoblog.com/2021/03/04/gm-ev-electric-vehicle-battery-plant-tennesee/

 

VW OVER THE AIR UPDATES

https://www.volkswagenag.com/en/news/2021/03/volkswagen-strives-for-digital-leadership.html

 

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Mar 04, 2021
Hyundai IONIQ 5 spotted charging at 149kW at 80% | 03 Mar 2021
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  • Volkswagen CEO tweets, Musk-style
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HYUNDAI IONIQ 5 SPOTTED CHARGING AT 149KW AT 80%!

"Here is a very interesting video from Germany, where one of the pre-production prototypes of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 was seen fast charging at an IONITY station. A quick look at the beginning allowed us to see a valuable data point - the car was charging at 149 kW at around 80% State of Charge (SOC). That's actually a pretty strong level." says InsideEVs: "During 16-minutes of charging, the car used nearly 42 kWh, which is about 157 kW on average, but we don't know the details and the starting point (we guess it could be a 22%-80% session if the pack is 72.6 kWh).Hyundai announced that there will be two battery versions - 58 kWh and 72.6 kWh. The battery system voltage is roughly 800 V nominal. The charger was at around 750 V at 80% SOC."

 

For the efficiency of the IONIQ it's about 10 miles a minute. In the German video they say the vehicle reached a peak of 220kW but not on that session. It's the holy grail of 10 minutes stop, 100 miles range. 20 minute break, another 200 miles or three hours of driving.

 

I prefer the miles per minute or miles per hour charge rating, because it's both speed and efficiency.

 

https://insideevs.com/news/492001/hyundai-ioniq5-charging-149-kw-80-soc/

 

VOLKSWAGEN CEO TWEETS, MUSK-STYLE

"When the market value of Germany's Volkswagen briefly rose above the 100-billion-euro mark on Wednesday for the first time since 2015, the boss of the normally staid carmaker took to Twitter, Elon Musk-style, to crow about it." according to Autoblog: "VW shares soared as much as 6% after investment bank UBS raised its price target on the stock by 50% and said the company's new electric vehicle platform was set to challenge Tesla's dominance in the battery electric vehicle (BEV) market. Herbert Diess, chief executive of VW Group, highlighted the UBS note on Twitter and shared the market capitalisation milestone. Diess sent his first tweet using the "@Herbert_Diess" handle less than two months ago and has since tweeted 51 times. While he has managed to amass almost 25,000 followers in this time, Musk can boast of 48.3 million."

 

https://www.autoblog.com/2021/03/03/vw-herbert-diess-tweet-market-cap/

 

VW'S ID3 ELECTRIC CAR STACKS UP WELL AGAINST TESLA IN UBS TEARDOWN

"A teardown of Volkswagen's first dedicated full-electric vehicle found it measures up favorably to Tesla models in several key aspects. The deep dive into the ID3 by UBS Group analysts found the MEB platform underpinning VW’s EV models will be fully cost competitive with Tesla and have best-in-class energy density and efficiency." says Automotive NEws Europe: "Analysts led by Patrick Hummel called the car “the most credible EV effort by any legacy auto company so far.” VW is primarily targeting Europe with the ID3 hatchback, which will be flanked this year with its crossover sibling, the ID4. The latter model will be produced in China and the U.S. in addition to Germany. VW group brands Audi, Skoda and Seat also will introduce vehicles this year that share the underpinnings to boost economies of scale. "

 

https://europe.autonews.com/automakers/vws-id3-electric-car-stacks-well-against-tesla-ubs-teardown

 

AMPLE IS TRYING TO MAKE BATTERY SWAPPING FOR EVS A REALITY

"A San Francisco start-up called Ample wants to make electric vehicle battery swapping work in the United States following a history of failure by others in the space. Ample now operates five battery swap stations in the San Francisco Bay Area specifically for Uber drivers. Participating drivers with supported electric vehicles can exchange a spent battery for a fully charged one in less than 10 minutes. At launch, Ample supports the Nissan Leaf" says CNBC: "Ample believes swapping will be popular among fleet managers, delivery, service and ride-hail drivers. They log hundreds of miles a day and don’t want to put wear and tear on their batteries by rapid charging them every shift"

 

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/03/ample-opens-5-ev-battery-swapping-stations-for-bay-area-uber-drivers.html

 

CHEVY BOLT LEASE DROPS TO ONLY $107 PER MONTH

"For many, Costco heralds the arrival of free samples – at least pre-pandemic – and great deals on common items. CarsDirect recently reported that the wholesale retailer dipped its toe deeper into the automotive market, offering a promo on the Chevrolet Bolt EV. The deal offers the chance to lease the vehicle for as little as $107 per month." according to Motor1: "To offer a broader perspective, Costco’s deal brings about $10,000 of savings over the length of the lease, compared to prior deals. For prospective buyers, Chevy is continuing to offer an $8,500 rebate on all Bolt vehicles that you can boost to $11,500 with the Costco bonus. CarsDirect also reports that the American automaker is offering zero percent APR for 84 months on the 2020 Bolt plus $7,000 in GM Down Payment Assistance."

 

https://www.motor1.com/news/492008/chevy-bolt-lease-catch/

 

FORD TO MUSTANG MACH-E BUYERS: SORRY ABOUT DELAYS, HERE'S $1,000

"Quality is a top priority. For Mustang Mach-E customers who have experienced delays receiving their vehicles, we are providing an additional 250 kilowatt-hours of complimentary charging on the FordPass Charging Network. This applies to approximately 4,500 customers, including about 1,500 of whom have already received their Mach-E. In addition, Ford will provide $1,000 toward the purchase of a Mustang Mach-E for approximately 150 customers who have experienced more than one delay due to quality checks."

 

FIRST PORSCHE ELECTRIC TAYCAN DELIVERIES TO ROLL OUT IN AUSTRALIA

"The arrival of what will be the most expensive electric vehicle on the Australian market is all-but complete, with German car maker Porsche prepariong to make the first deliveries of its all-electric Taycan four-door sedan in Australia on the weekend. Porsche is believed to have close to 100 Taycan EVs in the country, enough to meet the initial demand for the long-awaited EV, and for each of its 14 stores in Australia to have some on show and available for test drives, which will happen this weekend along with the first deliveries." reports The Driven: "Orders can also be placed online via the Porsche Car Configurator, which is now live with local specifications and pricing for the Taycan 4S, the Taycan Turbo and the Taycan Turbo S. According to The Driven’s configurations, based on all standard or baseline colours and features and a Victorian postcode, the “drive away” prices for the three models range from $209,818 to $291,202 and a heady $364,142, respectively."

 

https://thedriven.io/2021/02/24/first-porsche-electric-taycan-deliveries-to-roll-out-in-australia-this-weekend/

 

WORLD’S LARGEST ELECTRIC FERRY LAUNCHES IN NORWAY

"The world’s largest all-electric ferry yet has gone into service in Norway on a route across the Oslo Fjord. Bastø Electric is the first of three battery-powered ferries operated by the shipping company Bastø Fosen to enter Norwegian waters with more in the making in Turkey." according to electrive; "The Bastø Electric is 139.2-metre-long and 21-metre-wide and was built by the Turkish Sefine Shipyard and has room for 600 passengers and 200 cars or 24 trucks. The battery and fast-charging systems for all three ferries are supplied by Siemens Energy from the battery factory in Trondheim. Bastø Electric uses batteries with a capacity of 4.3 MWh. The fast-charging system has a capacity of 9 MW, according to the shipping company. When docking, the ferry is always “charged at lightning speed”."

 

https://www.electrive.com/2021/03/02/worlds-largest-electric-ferry-yet-goes-into-service-in-norway/"

 

 

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Mar 03, 2021
Volvo Unveil C40 Recharge | 02 Mar 2021
18:46

On today’s podcast:

  • EVO's Audi e-tron GT Review
  • Volvo Unveil C40 Recharge
  • Nordic EV Sales
  • Tesla gives up on drive-in restaurant
  • Tesla Model 3/Y heat pump not working?
  • XPeng Feb Deliveries
  • Tevva collects $12.5Mn in financing
  • Fisker Drops Solid State

 

 

Show #1009

 

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Autogefuhl has a 45min video about driving the e-tron GT, and a long run at 200kmh / 125mph. He described as so effortless at that speed that it's almost boring. And when he plugs it into an IONITY station it hits almost 260kW charge speed.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDDRu1nlbV4&ab_channel=Autogef%C3%BChl

 

EVO'S AUDI E-TRON GT REVIEW

"There’s a cohesion and synchronicity to how the e-tron GT operates. You sit low, although perhaps not as low as the roofline suggests, and the carbon fibre dressed cockpit and transmission tunnel hems you in, something that’s completely at odds with Telsa’s open plan approach to interior design. An alcantara steering is possibly the last thing you’d expect to see in an electric car, but as we all know alcantara adds at least half a star to any car’s rating. What really strikes you is how well the e-tron rides and how precise its steering, damping and body control is. When you commit the nose to a corner there are no constant adjustments required to keep the front on track, the steering is precisely damped resulting in next to no kickback. There’s not a great deal of feel, if any in fact, but thanks to the linear response and the clean action of the rack you are able to steer the RS e-tron with a similar level of precision to Porsche’s Taycan. Despite its £110,950 asking price, it’s unlikely Audi will be making much of a profit so sizeable was the investment required in bringing the car to market. It’s possibly the same for Porsche with its £84,580 Taycan 4S and £115,860 Turbo models, where the RS e-tron GT sits inbetween in terms of performance."

 

https://www.evo.co.uk/audi/203571/audi-rs-e-tron-gt-2021-review-how-does-audis-take-on-a-porsche-taycan-rival-stack-up

 

VOLVO UNVEIL C40 RECHARGE

The C40 Recharge has all the benefits of an SUV but with a lower and sleeker design. It is based on the CMA vehicle platform and the first Volvo model in history designed as pure electric only.

Following the introduction of the XC40 Recharge and now the C40 Recharge, Volvo Cars will roll out several additional electric models in coming years.

Like the XC40 Recharge, the C40 Recharge comes with one of the best infotainment systems on the market, jointly developed with Google and based on the Android operating system. It provides consumers with Google apps and services built-in, such as Google Maps, Google Assistant and the Google Play Store*.

Unlimited data enables superior connectivity and the C40 Recharge will receive software updates over the air. That means it will continue to improve over time after it has left the factory.

The propulsion consists of twin electric motors, one on the front and one on the rear axle, powered by a 78kWh battery that can be fast-charged to 80 per cent in about 40 minutes*. It offers an anticipated range of around 420 km*, which is expected to improve over time via over-the-air software updates.

 

"The new Volvo C40 Recharge is the first purely electric model from the Swedish manufacturer, a potential rival for everything from the Tesla Model 3 to Audi’s forthcoming Q4 e-tron, and a key arrival as the brand continues its push towards half of its sales volumes being EVs by 2025." says Autocar: "The C40’s front-end styling is very similar to the SUV’s, but its roofline tapers more sharply towards the rear, giving it the overall stance of an elevated hatchback - a crossover - instead of a 4x4. Despite this, its floor height and seating position will be raised like in the XC40"

 

 

"The new car also includes LED headlights with state-of-the-art pixel-technology that Volvo said allows for the dimming of specific pixels, which reduces glare for oncoming traffic without sacrificing the light needed for safe driving." reports Automotive NEws Europe: "Another key difference is that the XC40, Europe's No. 1-selling premium compact SUV in 2020 and Volvo's global best-seller in January, is also offered with gasoline, diesel and plug-in hybrid powertrains while the C40 was designed from the beginning only as a full-electric car. This gave Volvo more freedom with the new crossover's design. Performance-wise, the siblings are identical, with each having a range of up to 418 km (260 miles) from their 78-kilowatt-hour battery packs, which provides 74 kWh of usable capacity, resulting in 402 hp.If a 150-kilowatt fast charger is used, it takes 40 minutes to bring the C40 Recharge's battery to 80 percent capacity. Volvo estimates that every 10 minutes plugged into a fast charger adds about 100 km of range."

 

"The C40 Recharge and all other fully electric vehicles will only be able to be ordered online from now on. This enables maximum customer choice and embraces the digital mindset of the new generation of Volvo customers. " says CleanTechnica: "In line with Volvo’s rollout strategy for the XC40, the new C40 will be available online for purchase or lease, depending on what best suits the customer. The online home of the C40 is live as of this morning"

 

Jeremy White at Wired has a different take, which I don't agree with. He says: "Here the differences between the XC40 Recharge and C40 Recharge and basically an altered profile, and less headroom in the back. With so much choice already in the market, let alone what will be launching this year, it is unclear at who exactly this new EV is aimed."

 

The C40 will go into production in Q3 of 2021, with customer deliveries before the end of the year.

 

https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/volvo/c40/354400/new-2021-volvo-c40-joins-brands-electric-car-line

 

https://europe.autonews.com/automakers/electric-only-volvo-c40-challenge-tesla-model-3-vw-id3

 

 

NORDIC EV SALES

IN February Swededn has 34.8% plugin EV sales. Dominated by PHEVs. From April the incentives for PHEV's is reduced by 10,000SEK and for BEVs is increased by the same amount. Top models were Niro, Polestar 2, e-tron, LEAF and ID.3

 

In February in neighbouring Norway they saw 79.1% plugin cars, with 47% being pure electric and 31.6% being PHEV. That's up from 68.1% in Feb. last year. The best sellers were the e-tron, the LEAF, Kona, Peugeot e-2008, Polestar 2 and Volvo XC40.

 

TESLA GIVES UP ON DRIVE-IN RESTAURANT

"Tesla appears to be giving up on its idea for a drive-in restaurant in Los Angeles, but the location is set to become one of the biggest Supercharger V3 stations in the world." says electrek: " Tesla actually applied for building permits for “a restaurant and Supercharger station” at a location in Santa Monica. That was three years ago, and the company did not move forward with the project. There’s going to be a restroom onsite and 62 Supercharger stalls – making it one of the biggest Supercharger stations in the world. On its Supercharger map, Tesla says that they aim to open the Supercharger station in Q3 2021. It will be a rare Supercharger station on the west side of Los Angeles as Tesla focuses its Supercharger stations near main highways to enable long-distance travel. However, the automaker has been trying to deploy more charging stations in dense urban areas to also help with EV ownership for people who live in apartments and condos where it is more difficult to get overnight charging at home"

 

https://electrek.co/2021/03/02/tesla-gives-up-drive-in-restaurant-location-big-supercharger-v3-station/

 

TESLA MODEL 3/Y HEAT PUMP NOT WORKING?

"Since the introduction of the heat pump in the Model Y and Model 3 last year, numerous owners have reported heating and cooling issues with their Tesla. The reason for the malfunction is related to the Refrigerant Pressure/Temperature sensors that can stop working over time. Tesla somewhat acknowledged the issue, replacing the sensors if a customer’s vehicle suffered from the issue. According to documents shared by hacker @greentheonly, Tesla has now taken it one step further. The automaker has issued an internal service bulletin to replace the sensors on all impacted vehicles." says Drive TEsla Canada: "

 

https://driveteslacanada.ca/model-3/tesla-model-3-y-heat-pump-not-working-faulty-sensors-are-the-reason-and-tesla-will-now-replace-them/

 

 

 

 

XPENG FEB DELIVERIES - Chinese smart EV maker XPeng Inc. today announced its vehicle delivery results for February 2021. XPeng delivered a total of 2,223 Smart EVs in February 2021, consisting of 1,409 P7s, the Company’s smart sports sedan, and 814 G3s, its smart compact SUV.

 

TEVVA COLLECTS $12.5MN IN FINANCING -  UK-based Tevva announced today that it has successfully closed a US$12.5 million financing round and that the round was oversubscribed.  The funds will be used to continue the development and rollout of its revolutionary mid to large-size zero-emission e-trucks, which are capable of going further for less money than any other e-truck on the road. Thanks to proprietary range-extension technology, Tevva has attracted enthusiastic investors and since 2016, customers such as UPS that are getting the job done with Tevva’s e-trucks.

 

FISKER DROPS SOLID STATE - Henrik Fisker has abandoned his electric vehicle startup’s effort to create a solid-state battery, the Fisker Inc. founder told The Verge in a recent interview.

 

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Mar 02, 2021
Tesla to launch Full Self-Driving subscription by Summer | 01 Mar 2021
14:07

On today’s podcast:

  • Tesla to launch Full Self-Driving subscription by Summer
  • Rivian shares details on the R1T pickup’s clever battery heating strategies
  • Xpeng P7 with cobalt-free LFP battery is about to arrive
  • Blade Battery-Powered BYD Tang Finally Coming To Norway In Late Summer
  • Polestar to Open 15 New U.S. Retail Showroom
  • First Publicly Traded Global EV Charging Network
  • the First US City to Ban New Gas Pumps

 

Show #1008

 

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TESLA TO LAUNCH FULL SELF-DRIVING SUBSCRIPTION WITHIN 4 MONTHS

"Elon Musk says that Tesla will launch its subscription service for its Full Self-Driving package within the next three to four months. Get ready for a high monthly premium, though." says electrek: "Musk confirmed on Twitter that the timeline is now “for sure” during the second quarter of 2021, which puts the release between April and June. The CEO also reiterated that it will still be a “better long-term deal” to outright buy the Full Self-Driving package. That’s something that Musk has emphasized many times over the last year since the subscription service became more likely. The subscription service is expected to cost over $100 per month, and the price could go up with the purchase price. Musk has been claiming that Tesla vehicles will gain in value due to their self-driving capability, which could generate revenue through an upcoming self-driving ride-hailing network that Tesla is planning to release later this year."

 

https://electrek.co/2021/03/01/tesla-launch-full-self-driving-subscription-within-4-months/

 

RIVIAN SHARES DETAILS ON THE R1T PICKUP’S CLEVER BATTERY HEATING STRATEGIES

"Rivian engineers visited one of North America’s largest cold-weather testing facilities in Minnesota to refine the R1T and R1S vehicles’ dynamics and battery performance. While there, Rivian engineers tested self-heating strategies for its battery pack. According to the Control Integrations Engineer, Rivian’s battery was designed to operate up to an ambient temperature of -40°F (-40°C). R1 vehicles use a central cold plate to efficiently heat or cool their batteries and maintain the cells’ optimum temperature." according to TEslarati: " the VP for Propulsion Powertrain, stated that Rivian’s R1T vehicles could soak for a long time in -40°F and still operate fine once properly heated. However, it would take 20 minutes to heat the battery enough to use the car’s full power and optimal battery performance."

 

XPENG P7 WITH COBALT-FREE LFP BATTERY IS ABOUT TO ARRIVE

"In China, the Xpeng P7 with a cobalt-free LFP battery will become available to buy in just two days. We now have more details to compare this cobalt-free version to the standard one with a NCM 811 battery, also from CATL." says Pedro at PushEVs: "Unfortunately, LFP battery cells currently made by CATL aren’t very energy dense. Right now, LFP battery cells made by Guoxuan and BYD seem to be more advanced."

 

Xpeng P7 with LFP battery

 

Capacity: 60,2 kWh

Range: 480 km (NEDC)

Fast charging: 30 minutes (from 30 to 80 %)

Starting price: around 200.000 yuan (25.659 euros)

 

 

Xpeng P7 with NCM 811 battery

 

Battery cell maker: CATL

Capacity: 70,8 kWh

Range: 586 km (NEDC)

Motor: 196 kW

Fast charging: 28 minutes (from 30 to 80 %)

 

Starting price: 229.900 yuan (29.496 euros)

 

https://pushevs.com/2021/03/01/xpeng-p7-with-cobalt-free-lfp-battery-is-about-to-arrive/

 

BLADE BATTERY-POWERED BYD TANG FINALLY COMING TO NORWAY IN LATE SUMMER

"BYD has released more details and updated plans for the market launch of the Tang model in Norway, announced first in Spring 2020 with customer deliveries initially expected for January 2021. The Tang will be offered in a 7-seat, well-equipped version for 599,900 NOK (€58,181/$70,077) with a 86.4 kWh battery for up to 505 km (314 miles) of NEDC range (no WLTP rating yet)." Says InsideEVs: "The battery itself is the new Blade Battery - lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) chemistry in a cell-to-pack (CTP) system. The production of BYD Tang for Norway is expected to start in the second quarter, while first customer deliveries - through RSA, a sole Norwegian distributor - should start in late summer. BYD aims at the family market, highlighting 7 seats and "extremely high level of equipment" as key selling points for the Tang. Interestingly, there are over-the-air software updates implemented"

 

2021 BYD Tang (Norway) specs:

505 km (314 miles) of NEDC range

86.4 kWh battery (Blade Battery - LFP; 166 Wh/kg)

0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.6 seconds

dual motor all-wheel drive

DC fast charging up to 110 kW (CCS Combo 2)

 

https://insideevs.com/news/491450/blade-battery-byd-tang-finally-coming-norway/

 

 

 

And some headlines:

POLESTAR TO OPEN 15 NEW U.S. RETAIL SHOWROOMs in 2021. - Austin, Texas, Boston, Denver, Seattle, South Florida and Washington D.C., Atlanta, Central and South New Jersey, Connecticut, Dallas, Detroit, Minneapolis, Phoenix and Orange County, Calif.

 

IONIQ 5 ACHIEVES HIGHEST EVER DEMAND FOR A NEW HYUNDAI CAR LAUNCH IN EUROPE - The world premiere of the Hyundai IONIQ 5 was followed by the highest number of European customer enquiries of any new car launch for the brand. The 3,000 units of the limited edition IONIQ 5 Project 45 were almost three times over-subscribed within 24 hours of reservations opening.

 

ChargePoint Becomes the World’s FIRST PUBLICLY TRADED GLOBAL EV CHARGING NETWORK - At the close of the transaction, ChargePoint had approximately $615 million in cash (prior to payment of its outstanding term loan), which it anticipates will fund ongoing operations and to support the expansion of the Company’s commercial, fleet and residential businesses in North America and Europe.

 

Petaluma, California Is THE FIRST US CITY TO BAN NEW GAS PUMPS - "Petaluma, California, city council unanimously voted to become the first city in the United States to ban both the construction of new gas stations as well as the addition of more gas pumps to existing stations, reports Gizmodo. The city already put a two-year moratorium on building new gas pumps in 2019, so this new vote really just makes it permanent. "

 

https://www.thedrive.com/news/39541/petaluma-california-is-the-first-us-city-to-ban-new-gas-pumps

 

 

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Mar 01, 2021
Nikola Admits To “Inaccurate” Claims Over Hydrogen Trucks | 28 Feb 2021
10:51

A quick preface, this podcast is being recorded a few days late as I had a winter virus which stopped me working. But for completeness, and for those who catch up weekly, a short podcast with the key headlines.

 

On today’s podcast:

  • Volvo Does Its 1st OTA Update. Why So Late?
  • Polaris teases an all-new electric Ranger utility vehicle
  • Nikola: Former executive chairman misled investors numerous times
  • Germany kicks in another €100M for wallbox subsidies; €400M total now
  • First Refresh Tesla Model S with yoke steering wheel spotted in California

 

Show #1007

 

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VOLVO DOES ITS 1ST OTA UPDATE. WHY SO LATE?

https://cleantechnica.com/2021/02/27/volvo-does-its-1st-ota-update-why-so-late/

 

POLARIS TEASES AN ALL-NEW ELECTRIC RANGER UTILITY VEHICLE

https://www.autoblog.com/2021/03/01/polaris-ranger-ev-zero-motorcycles-electric/

 

NIKOLA: FORMER EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN MISLED INVESTORS NUMEROUS TIMES

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/02/26/business/nikola-founder-trevor-milton/index.html

 

https://arstechnica.com/cars/2021/02/nikola-admits-to-making-inaccurate-statements-under-disgraced-founder/

 

GERMANY KICKS IN ANOTHER €100M FOR WALLBOX SUBSIDIES; €400M TOTAL NOW

https://www.greencarcongress.com/2021/02/20210227-wallbox.html

 

FIRST REFRESH TESLA MODEL S WITH YOKE STEERING WHEEL SPOTTED IN CALIFORNIA

https://driveteslacanada.ca/model-s/first-refresh-tesla-model-s-with-yoke-steering-wheel-spotted-in-california/

 

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Volkswagen ID.4 Achieved 190 Miles of Real World | 27 Feb 2021
08:34

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On today’s podcast:

  • Volkswagen ID.4 Achieved 190 Miles of Real World Range
  • Netherlands: Plug-In Sales Up 40% In January 2021
  • Electric cars save drivers £900 in tax during the first year alone
  • JLR seeks partner for Jaguar EV platform

 

Show #1006

 

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VOLKSWAGEN ID.4 ACHIEVED 190 MILES OF REAL WORLD RANGE

"A 2021 ID.4 1st Edition model achieved a result of 190 miles in our 75-mph highway range test, against an EPA combined range estimate of 250 miles. The ID.4 recorded 82 MPGe in our test, which is close to the EPA's 89 MPGe highway estimate." said Car & Driver: "The version of the ID.4 we tested was a rear-wheel-drive model with a 201-horsepower electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack with 77.0-kWh of usable capacity. It carried an as-tested price of $45,190.  The Tesla Model Y Long Range, which has all-wheel drive and an 75.0-kWh battery pack, bested the Volkswagen in the same test, achieving a range of 220 miles"

 

Model Y EPA is 326 miles for $48,990.

 

https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a35633671/2021-volkswagen-id4-range-tested/

 

NETHERLANDS: PLUG-IN SALES UP 40% IN JANUARY 2021

The Netherlands starts the year 2021 pretty well with a 40% increase in plug-in electric car registrations year-over-year to 4,683. That's 13.3% of the total market (compared to 7.2% a year ago and 25% in the 12-months of 2020). The overall market was down 21%, by the way." says InsideEVs: "January was quite an interesting month as most of the sales were plug-in hybrids. According to EV Sales Blog, it has a lot to do with the car allocation and self-registrations of BEVs in the late 2020 to lower the average emission results. There are no signs of the Volkswagen ID.3 or the Tesla Model 3 (the kings of 2020) among the top plug-ins in January. On the other hand, we see tons of plug-in hybrids from manufacturers that not needed to rush in December 2020 - Volvo and BMW. The situation probably will start to normalize over the next few months. Then we will again see new BEV registrations in high numbers we believe."

 

https://insideevs.com/news/491106/netherlands-plugin-sales-january-2021/

 

ELECTRIC CARS SAVE DRIVERS £900 IN TAX DURING THE FIRST YEAR ALONE

"Choosing an electric vehicle (EV) over a petrol car cuts tax bills by an average of almost £900 in the first year alone, according to new research. The study by the RAC Foundation found although this tax break doesn’t always save drivers money, it is costing the government millions in lost revenue. The RAC Foundation analysis suggested pure electric cars cost the Chancellor an average of £897 during the first 12 months of its life when compared with petrol-powered vehicles. And when compared with diesel-powered cars, the figure is even higher, at £1,139." according to Motor1: "The organisation looked at 10 of the UK’s best-selling electric cars and their petrol and diesel alternatives, then compared the tax payments. Not only did this include the first-year VED rate, or ‘showroom tax’, but it also used average mileage data to work out the lost fuel duty receipts and lost VAT receipts."

 

https://uk.motor1.com/news/490426/electric-car-tax-breaks-government

 

JLR SEEKS PARTNER FOR JAGUAR EV PLATFORM

"Jaguar Land Rover will look outside the company to find a platform for new full-electric Jaguar models, CEO Thierry Bollore said. The UK automaker plans to make its Jaguar brand all-electric starting in 2025, dropping combustion engines as the marque’s sedans and crossovers reach the end of their life cycles. Land Rover will get its first battery-powered vehicle in 2024 but will not be electric-only in the new future." according to Automotive News Europe: "The plan includes giving Jaguar its own standalone electric platform, which would be expensive to produce in-house for a brand that is expected to remain low-volume, below even the 103,000 vehicles it sold worldwide last year."

 

https://www.autonews.com/automakers-suppliers/jlr-seeks-partner-jaguar-ev-platform

 

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Feb 27, 2021
Rivian’s Adventure Network Details | 26 Feb 2021
14:04

A quick preface, this podcast is being recorded a few days late as I had a winter virus which stopped me working. But for completeness, and for those who catch up weekly, a short podcast with the key headlines.

 

On today’s podcast:

  • Rivian Adventure Network charging stations revealed with higher capacity than expected
  • Volkswagen to introduce third shift in Zwickau plant
  • Former Tesla exec signs new recycling deal as battery costs soar
  • Tesla Shifting Battery Type To Avoid Production Shortages
  • Electric-car rivalry heats up: Just 4% of Tesla shoppers will only choose the brand
  • Tesla Model S and Model X will feature video streaming
  • Pennsylvania Signs EVgo Up For 14 New Fast Chargers
  • VW weathers pandemic with $10.7 billion profit

 

 

Show #1005

 

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RIVIAN ADVENTURE NETWORK CHARGING STATIONS REVEALED WITH HIGHER CAPACITY THAN EXPECTED

https://electrek.co/2021/02/26/rivian-adventure-network-charging-stations-revealed-higher-capacity-than-expected/

 

VOLKSWAGEN TO INTRODUCE THIRD SHIFT IN ZWICKAU PLANT

https://www.electrive.com/2021/02/25/volkswagen-to-introduce-third-shift-in-zwickau-plant/

 

FORMER TESLA EXEC SIGNS NEW RECYCLING DEAL AS BATTERY COSTS SOAR

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/02/23/former-tesla-exec-inks-new-recycling-deal-as-battery-costs-soar-.html

 

TESLA SHIFTING BATTERY TYPE TO AVOID PRODUCTION SHORTAGES

https://www.carscoops.com/2021/02/tesla-shifting-battery-type-to-avoid-production-shortages/

 

 

ELECTRIC-CAR RIVALRY HEATS UP: JUST 4% OF TESLA SHOPPERS WILL ONLY CHOOSE THE BRAND

https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1131406_electric-car-rivalry-heats-up-just-4-of-tesla-shoppers-will-only-choose-the-brand-survey-finds

 

TESLA MODEL S AND MODEL X WILL FEATURE VIDEO STREAMING

https://driveteslacanada.ca/model-s/refresh-tesla-model-s-and-model-x-will-feature-video-streaming-for-rear-passengers/

 

PENNSYLVANIA SIGNS EVGO UP FOR 14 NEW FAST CHARGERS

https://cleantechnica.com/2021/02/25/pennsylvania-signs-evgo-up-for-14-new-fast-chargers/

 

VW WEATHERS PANDEMIC WITH $10.7 BILLION PROFIT

https://www.autoblog.com/2021/02/26/vw-earnings-profit/

 

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Feb 26, 2021
Tesla's Fremont Factory Reopens After Closure | 25 Feb 2021
05:56

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On today’s podcast:

  • Canada’s Magna to invest $70 million in new EV battery plant in Michigan
  • Tesla’s new 4680 battery cell to be produced at LG Korean factory
  • Tesla's Fremont Factory Reopens - Parts Shortage Led To Shutdown
  • Tesla Giga Berlin Will Test Production in May & Start Full Production by July/August

 

 

Show #1004

 

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CANADA’S MAGNA TO INVEST $70 MILLION IN NEW EV BATTERY PLANT IN MICHIGAN

https://driveteslacanada.ca/news/canadas-magna-to-invest-70-million-in-new-ev-battery-plant-in-michigan

 

TESLA’S NEW 4680 BATTERY CELL TO BE PRODUCED AT LG KOREAN FACTORY

https://electrek.co/2021/02/25/tesla-4680-battery-cell-lg-korea-factory/

 

TESLA'S FREMONT FACTORY REOPENS - PARTS SHORTAGE LED TO SHUTDOWN

https://insideevs.com/news/490471/tesla-fremont-factory-shut-down/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=RSS-all-articles

 

TESLA GIGA BERLIN WILL TEST PRODUCTION IN MAY & START FULL PRODUCTION BY JULY/AUGUST

https://www.tesmanian.com/blogs/tesmanian-blog/rumor-tesla-giga-berlin-will-start-production-in-july-august

 

 

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Feb 25, 2021
Hyundai’s Mass Recall Of EV Battery Systems | 24 Feb 2021
08:18

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On today’s podcast:

  • S. Postal Service awards billion-dollar truck contract to Oshkosh
  • Hyundai will use SK Innovation battery cells for the Ioniq 5
  • Hyundai to replace EV battery systems in $900M recall
  • Fisker wants to build an electric vehicle with Apple supplier Foxconn

 

Show #1002

 

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U.S. POSTAL SERVICE AWARDS BILLION-DOLLAR TRUCK CONTRACT TO OSHKOSH

https://www.autoblog.com/2021/02/23/us-postal-service-truck-contract-oshkosh/

 

HYUNDAI WILL USE SK INNOVATION BATTERY CELLS FOR THE IONIQ 5

https://www.autoblog.com/2021/02/24/hyundai-ioniq-5-sk-international-batteries/

 

HYUNDAI TO REPLACE EV BATTERY SYSTEMS IN $900M RECALL

 

FISKER WANTS TO BUILD AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE WITH APPLE SUPPLIER FOXCONN

https://electrek.co/2021/02/24/fisker-electric-vehicle-apple-supplier-foxconn/

 

 

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