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    14 May 2022 | Tesla Remains VW's Target: 800,000 EV Production Goal in 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 21:58

    Show #1466 Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily, you trusted source of EV information. It's Saturday 14th May, it's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. HOW FAST DOES THE FORD F-150 LIGHTNING CHARGE? Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/585794/ford-f150-lightning-fast-charging/ NORTHVOLT GRANTED FUNDING FOR GERMAN PLANT Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2022/05/12/northvolt-granted-funding-for-german-plant/ HARLEY'S MORE AFFORDABLE ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLE: LIVEWIRE S2 DEL MAR Original Source : https://gearjunkie.com/motors/harley-livewire-s2-del-mar-electric-motorcycle-reveal HYUNDAI TO ANNOUNCE ELECTRIC VEHICLE PLANT IN GEORGIA, ACCORDING TO REPORT Original Source : https://www.al.com/business/2022/05/hyundai-to-announce-electric-vehicle-plant-in-georgia-according-to-report.html WHAT'S BEHIND HYUNDAI MOTOR'S $7B EV PLANT PLAN IN US? Original Source : http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20220513000613 IKEA US PLANS TO SELL SOLAR PANELS STARTING FALL 2022 Original Source : https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-competitor-ikea-solar-panels/ IT COSTS $20,000 TO RESERVE A TESLA SEMI TRUCK Original Source : https://www.motorbiscuit.com/costs-20000-reserve-tesla-semi-truck/ VOLKSWAGEN SAYS IT WILL BUILD 800,000 ELECTRIC VEHICLES THIS YEAR Original Source : https://www.carscoops.com/2022/05/volkswagen-says-it-will-build-800000-electric-vehicles-this-year/ EV INTEREST IS 'TRULY SURGING BECAUSE OF GAS PRICES' Original Source : https://finance.yahoo.com/news/gas-prices-surging-appetite-electric-vehicles-evgo-141843413.html CLOSING THE GAP ON RURAL EV 'CHARGING DESERTS' Original Source : https://www.utilitydive.com/news/closing-the-gap-on-rural-ev-charging-deserts/623682/ RENAULT TO BRING MOBILIZE BRAND TO UK, INTRODUCE TWIZY SUCCESSOR Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/585708/renault-mobilize-duo-uk-2023/ QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM What would you like to see improved in EV charge station design? Email me any feedback to: hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/ OCTOPUS ELECTRIC JUICE - MAKING PUBLIC CHARGING SIMPLE WITH ONE CARD, ONE MAP AND ONE APP MILLBROOKCOTTAGES.CO.UK – 5* LUXURY COTTAGES IN DEVON, JUMP IN THE HOT TUB WHILST YOUR EV CHARGES 

    14 May 2022 | Briefly

    Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 4:16

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

    13 May 2022 | Study: EVs Cheaper Than Combustion Versions In Some Cases

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 24:16

    Show #1465 Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily, you trusted source of EV information. It's Friday 13th May, it's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. VOLKSWAGEN: EV'S MATCH PROFITABILITY OF ICE EARLIER THAN PLANNED Original Source : https://www.vwpress.co.uk/en-gb/releases/4750 EVS CAN BE CHEAPER ON A MONTHLY BASIS THAN GAS-POWERED CARS Original Source : https://www.canarymedia.com/articles/electric-vehicles/evs-can-be-cheaper-on-a-monthly-basis-than-gas-powered-cars FOXCONN TO BUILD FISKER PEAR EV AT FORMER LORDSTOWN MOTORS PLANT IN OHIO Original Source : https://techcrunch.com/2022/05/12/foxconn-to-build-fisker-pear-ev-at-former-lordstown-motors-plant-in-ohio/ GOOGLE UPDATES ANDROID AUTO Original Source : https://www.theverge.com/2022/5/12/23067090/google-android-auto-update-io-car-touchscreens-size DUCATI URBAN E-MOBILITY LAUNCHES IN THE UK Original Source : https://superbike-news.co.uk/ducati-urban-e-mobility-launches-in-the-uk/ DELAWARE EXTENDS ELECTRIC VEHICLE REBATE PROGRAM Original Source : https://news.delaware.gov/2022/05/12/delaware-extends-electric-vehicle-rebate-program/ NORWAY RAISES WEALTH TAX, SCRAPS EV SALES TAX EXEMPTION Original Source : https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-05-12/norway-raises-wealth-tax-scraps-ev-sales-tax-exemption JAPAN'S SUBARU TO BUILD ITS FIRST ELECTRIC VEHICLE FACTORYOriginal Source : https://www.carandbike.com/news/japans-subaru-to-build-its-first-electric-vehicle-factory-2971998 JAPAN'S AUTO MAKERS RACE TO MAKE UP LOST GROUND ON EVS Original Source : https://www.nippon.com/en/in-depth/a08003/ TESLA TO ADD CCS CONNECTOR TO SUPERCHARGERS IN THE US Original Source : https://thenextweb.com/news/us-superchargers-will-get-css-connectors-for-non-tesla-evs RANGE ROVER SPORT PHEV DEBUTS, EV COMING IN TWO YEARS' TIME Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/585185/2023-range-rover-sport-phev-ev/ TRUCK OEM EXECS TALK EV CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE PAIN POINTS Original Source : https://www.fleetowner.com/emissions-efficiency/article/21241587/truck-oem-execs-talk-ev-charging-pain-points CYLINDRICAL MODELS EXPECTED TO EMERGE AS MAINSTREAM IN EV BATTERY MARKET Original Source : http://www.businesskorea.co.kr/news/articleView.html?idxno=92613 EUROPE'S EV BATTERY DEVELOPMENT PROJECT NOT GOING AS PLANNED Original Source : http://www.businesskorea.co.kr/news/articleView.html?idxno=92599 EV STARTUP CANOO IS BURNING THROUGH CASH BUT CLAIMS PRODUCTION IS STILL ON TRACK Original Source : https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a39967402/canoo-ev-startup-financial-trouble/ QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM What would you like to see improved in EV charge station design? Email me any feedback to: hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/ OCTOPUS ELECTRIC JUICE - MAKING PUBLIC CHARGING SIMPLE WITH ONE CARD, ONE MAP AND ONE APP MILLBROOKCOTTAGES.CO.UK – 5* LUXURY COTTAGES IN DEVON, JUMP IN THE HOT TUB WHILST YOUR EV CHARGES 

    13 MMay 2022 | Briefly

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 4:18

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

    12 May 2022 | Ford F-150 Lighting Reviews Are Positive

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 35:59

    Show #1463 Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily, you trusted source of EV information. It's Thursday 12th May, it's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. FORD SELLS SHARES IN EV MAKER RIVIAN FOR $214 MILLION BY REUTERS - Ford Motor Co sold eight million shares of electric-car maker Rivian Automotive Inc for $214 million, or $26.80 apiece, the U.S. automaker said in a filing on Tuesday. - Ford now holds nearly 94 million shares, or a 10.5% stake, and is still the fourth-largest shareholder in the Irvine, California-based company, according to Refinitiv data. - Rivian shares have dropped nearly 21% since CNBC reported the sale over the weekend. Original Source : https://www.investing.com/news/stock-market-news/ford-sells-shares-in-ev-maker-rivian-for-214-million-2822124 RIVIAN HAS 90,000 RESERVATIONS BUT CAN ONLY MAKE 25,000 THIS YEAR - Rivian Automotive on Wednesday maintained its 2022 production target, saying it's still on track to build 25,000 vehicles this year, as it reported a jump in reservations and a first-quarter loss that was slightly narrower than Wall Street had expected. - Net loss: $1.59 billion. - Vehicle reservations: Over 90,000. - Rivian said it now has over 90,000 reservations for its R1-series truck and SUV, up from 83,000 as of its last update in March. That total includes about 10,000 new reservations made since it raised prices at the beginning of March, it said, at an average purchase price of over $93,000. - The 25,000 target is half the full-year number that Rivian laid out in its roadshow presentation to investors ahead of its IPO last November. - The company had $17 billion in cash remaining as of March 31, according to its first-quarter release. It said that will be enough to cover its spending through the launch of its next model, a lower-cost vehicle called R2, at a planned new factory in Georgia in 2025. Original Source : https://www.cnbc.com/2022/05/11/rivian-rivn-q1-2022-earnings.html - The company said it delivered 1,227 vehicles to customers during the past three months, bringing its total number of deliveries to 2,148. - The company says that as of May 9th, it has produced approximately 5,000 vehicles, including its electric truck, SUV, and delivery van for Amazon. - In the first quarter, Rivian produced 2,553 vehicles, but only delivered 1,227 of those vehicles to customers. Asked about this gap, McDonough said it was the result of being a direct-to-consumer company without a traditional dealer network to serve as distribution hubs. Original Source : https://www.theverge.com/2022/5/11/23067212/rivian-earnings-q1-2022-electric-truck-deliveries-stock FORD F-150 LIGHTNING FIRST DRIVE REVIEW - The Ford F-150 is the backbone of the Ford Motor Company. It's been the number one selling vehicle in North America for the past 40 years, and the number one selling truck for 45 years straight. Therefore, the F-150 Lightning had some big shoes to fill, as expectations were very high. - We're happy to report that after spending the better part of two days driving various versions of the Lightning on and off-road, pulling trailers, hauling cargo, using Ford Pro Power to recharge a Mustang Mach-E, and learning more about Ford Intelligent Backup Power, we believe the F-150 Lightning is the best overall F-150 ever produced. The biggest problem Ford may have to face is building enough of them. - All versions of the Lightning feature dual-motors and all-wheel-drive, and the Extended Range battery versions boast 580 horsepower and 775 pound-feet of torque. - Quite honestly, it's faster than any 6,500-pound pickup truck really ever needs to be. - The maximum cargo capacity is 2,235 lbs (for Pro & XLT trims with the standard battery) and vehicles with the $825 towing package, are capable of towing 10,000 lbs (XLT & Lariat with the extended range battery). - The regenerative braking is strong even in the default mode. - The Lightning has a blended braking system that also adds more regeneration when the friction brake pedal is depressed. - Ford uses a 400-volt battery system that utilizes pouch-style cells that are produced through a joint venture with SK Innovation. The standard range battery pack has a usable capacity of 98 kilowatt hours, while the extended range pack boosts that to 131 kWh. - Extended Range Pro, XLT, and Lariat: 320 miles - all versions of the Lightning come standard with a locking rear differential that worked exceptionally well. - The standard range battery can accept 11.3 kilowatts when charging from a 48-amp level 2 charging source. The extended range pack comes with dual 40-amp onboard chargers with a combined input of 19.2 kW. - Customers who opt for the bigger battery pack will also get Ford's Charge Station Pro, an 80-amp bi-directional charging station free with the vehicle. - the Lightning has Ford's Pro Power Onboard and the standard version has an output of 2.4 kW on the Pro and XLT trims. However, the output is bumped up to 9.6 kW for the Lariat and Platinum models (optional on the Pro & XLT) and that power is accessible from the eleven power outlets that are scattered inside and outside of the Lightning.    Ten of the outlets are standard 120-volt and there's a single 30-amp 240V outlet at the back of the bed. The 240V outlet can deliver up to 7 kW of power Original Source : https://insideevs.com/reviews/585014/ford-f150lightning-first-drive-review/ VOLKSWAGEN GROUP TO LAUNCH ALL-ELECTRIC PICK-UP AND RUGGED SUV IN THE UNITED STATES Original Source : https://www.volkswagen-newsroom.com/en/press-releases/volkswagen-group-to-launch-all-electric-pick-up-and-rugged-suv-in-the-united-states-7955 U.S. EV REGISTRATIONS SURGE 60% IN Q1 Original Source : https://www.autonews.com/sales/us-ev-registrations-surge-60-q1-driven-tesla-ford-new-korean-models CALIFORNIA ZEV PROGRAM SURPASSES 250,000 POINT-OF-SALE INCENTIVES   Original Source : https://www.gov.ca.gov/2022/05/10/as-statewide-zev-sales-exceed-16-percent-of-all-new-vehicles-california-zev-program-surpasses-250000-point-of-sale-incentives/ BMW I4 CAN BE EVEN MORE EFFICIENT THAN THE TESLA MODEL 3   Original Source : https://www.bmwblog.com/2022/05/10/bmw-i4-tesla-model-3/ TESLA SHIPS FIRST ELECTRIC CARS OVERSEAS SINCE LOCKDOWN Original Source : https://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/3177473/tesla-ships-first-electric-cars-overseas-lockdown-halted AUSTRALIAN TESLA MEGAPACK FIRE – REPORT Original Source : https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-megapack-victoria-fire-investigation-results/ RENAULT BOSS SAYS SWITCHING TOO SOON TO EVS COULD HURT THE ENVIRONMENT Original Source : https://www.motor1.com/news/585072/renault-boss-too-soon-all-evs/ HYUNDAI, MOTIONAL TO DEPLOY LEVEL 4 IONIQ 5 ROBOTAXIS IN US IN 2023 Original Source : https://www.greencarcongress.com/2022/05/20220511-motional.html ROUSH TO MANUFACTURE FOR BOLLINGER MOTORS   Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2022/05/10/roush-to-manufacture-for-bollinger-motors/ STOREDOT COMPLETES LIVE DEMONSTRATION DELIVERING 100 MILES IN 5 MINUTES Original Source : https://www.store-dot.com/press/storedot-completes-live-demonstration-showcasing-extreme-fast-charging-battery-technology-capable-of-delivering-100-miles-in-5-minutes BUTTIGIEG TOUTS ELECTRIC VEHICLES SPENDING AS GAS PRICES SPIKE Original Source : https://about.bgov.com/news/buttigieg-touts-electric-vehicles-spending-as-gas-prices-spike/ SOLAR PANELS COULD BE ON ALL EUROPE'S PUBLIC BUILDINGS BY 2025 Original Source : https://www.euronews.com/green/2022/05/11/solar-panels-could-be-on-all-europe-s-public-buildings-by-2025-in-phase-out-of-russian-fos QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM What would you like to see improved in EV charge station design? Email me any feedback to: hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/ OCTOPUS ELECTRIC JUICE - MAKING PUBLIC CHARGING SIMPLE WITH ONE CARD, ONE MAP AND ONE APP MILLBROOKCOTTAGES.CO.UK – 5* LUXURY COTTAGES IN DEVON, JUMP IN THE HOT TUB WHILST YOUR EV CHARGES 

    12 May 2022 | Briefly

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 4:16

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

    11 May 2022 | Lucid Confirm European Launch Date

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 27:20

    Show #1463 Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily, you trusted source of EV information. It's Wednesday 11th May, it's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. ➤ BMW SEES 30% DROP IN BATTERY PRICES TO TAKE ON TESLA  - BMW AG will switch to the next generation of lower-cost batteries for its new electric-vehicle platform from 2025 as carmakers battle rising prices for raw materials. - The change will deliver a 30% drop in costs, according to people familiar with the plans. - The new round cells will be manufactured by BMW's existing partners, the people said, declining to be named discussing internal deliberations. - Last year, carmakers paid an average of $118 for each kilowatt hour of a pure electric vehicle battery pack, according to BloombergNEF - The energy density of the new BMW cells will be higher than Tesla's round cells by at least a low double-digit percentage, the people said, without giving further specifics. Original Source : https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-05-10/bmw-sees-30-drop-in-battery-prices-to-take-on-tesla ➤ STELLANTIS CEO CARLOS TAVARES WARNS ABOUT FUTURE ELECTRIC VEHICLE BATTERY SHORTAGE  - The CEO of Jeep maker Stellantis NV on Tuesday joined the chorus of voices in the auto industry warning about a future shortage of electric-vehicle batteries without more production in Europe and the United States, potentially risking the transatlantic automaker's EV commitments. - "We can anticipate that we will have around 2025, 2026, a short supply of batteries," Carlos Tavares said remotely during the Financial Times' Future of the Car summit. "And if there is no short supply of batteries, then there will be a significant dependence of the Western world vis-à-vis Asia." - As a part of its plans to invest $35.5 billion in electrification and software by 2025, Stellantis has announced battery plants in France, Germany and Italy to support European vehicle production and another in Windsor, Ontario, for North America. A second in the United States is expected to be announced in the coming weeks. It plans to have 400 gigawatt hours of total capacity on the two continents by 2030. Original Source : https://eu.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/chrysler/2022/05/10/stellantis-ceo-carlos-tavares-electric-vehicle-battery-shortage-reliance-asia/9713645002 ➤ EV MAKER LUCID TO LAUNCH LUXURY SEDANS IN EUROPE IN LATE 2022  - Lucid Group plans to launch luxury sedans in Europe later this year, as the Tesla rival aims to expand its footprint outside the United States amid strong global demand for electric vehicles. - The company will launch its Lucid Air Dream Edition P and R sedans in limited numbers for customers in Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland and Norway in late 2022, it said in a statement on Tuesday. - Lucid added it would price its Air Dream Edition P/R at about 218,000 euros ($230,208.00) in Germany. - Lucid said on Tuesday it also plans to open its first European retail location in Munich on May 13, adding it aims to open additional studio and service center locations in Europe this year. Original Source : https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/ev-maker-lucid-launch-luxury-sedans-europe-late-2022-2022-05-10/ ➤ VOLKSWAGEN AERO B SPIED AS A SWOOPY TESLA MODEL 3 COMPETITOR  - Volkswagen's electric vehicle push has already spawned a crossover and a van, but their latest offering is clearly aimed at the car crowd. - Tentatively dubbed the Aero B, the model was previewed by the ID. Vizzion and ID. Vizzion Space concepts. - The automaker hasn't said much about the model but, in 2020, Volkswagen Passenger Cars CEO Ralf Brandstätter confirmed production would begin at their Emden plant in 2023. At the time, he described it as a “new, powerful electric model that will attract a lot of attention around the world.” - Specifications remain a secret, but the ID. Vizzion Space concept featured an 82 kWh battery pack and a rear-mounted electric motor developing 275 hp (205 kW / 279 PS) and 406 lb-ft (550 Nm) of torque. This setup gave the model a range of up to 590 kilometers in the WLTP cycle and 300 miles in the EPA cycle. Original Source : https://www.carscoops.com/2022/05/volkswagen-aero-b-spied-as-a-swoopy-tesla-model-3-competitor/ ➤ GM FILES TO PATENT EV ASSISTED TOWING CONCEPT  - GM has filed a patent application for an electrically-assisted flatbed trailer that would offset the reduction in range when towing for battery-electric trucks. - The system includes a powered trailer with at least one small electric propulsion unit, which “enhances launch of the BEV and provides an acceleration assist,” to the vehicle. A communication link between the trailer and vehicle would ensure the trailer's electric-assist powertrain would work in unison with the vehicle to optimize range and performance. The trailer would have its own separate battery pack, so in theory, this design would offset some of the range reduction EV drivers experience when towing. - The patent application also describes a dual-motor version of the trailer with opposing electric motors, which would be able to spin each of the trailer's wheels at different speeds when turning, resulting in a tighter turning radius and greater maneuverability Original Source : https://gmauthority.com/blog/2022/05/gm-files-to-patent-ev-assisted-towing-concept/ ➤ FREIGHTLINER UNVEILS NEW ELECTRIC ECASCADIA  - A fully battery electric eCascadia made its debut in 2018 as a proof of concept before swiftly being handed off to demonstration fleets with almost 50 trucking customers running real freight in the real world. To-date, Freightliner electric trucks have logged well over one million miles in day-to-day operations, pulling real loads and making real drops. - Rakesh Aneja, vice president and chief of eMobility at Daimler Truck North America, said the rigorous testing and development cycle resulted in a production-ready model, which was unveiled Monday at the ACT Expo in Long Beach, California, featuring multiple battery and drive axle options and a typical range of 230 miles, depending on vehicle configuration. - The Detroit ePowertrain offers three battery options for a range of sizes and average, zero-to-full charging times starting with 194 kWh (one and a half to three hours), 291 kWh (two to four hours), and 438 kWh (two to six hours). Regenerative braking helps maximize range and across the pilots, the average energy recuperation ratio was 20%-25%, with some drivers achieving even up to 30%. Original Source : https://www.ccjdigital.com/alternative-power/article/15291805/freightliner-unveils-new-electric-ecascadia ➤ MADE-IN-GERMANY TESLA MODEL Y PROVES SURPRISINGLY FUN IN THE NURBURGRING    Original Source : https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-y-germany-nurburgring-fun-video/ ➤ PANASONIC WEIGHS BUILDING NEW U.S. BATTERY PLANT FOR TESLA Original Source : https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Automobiles/Panasonic-weighs-building-new-U.S.-battery-plant-for-Tesla ➤ SEE PLUG-IN ELECTRIC CAR ADOPTION MAP FOR ALL US STATES IN 2021  Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/584760/plugin-electric-car-adoption-map-us-2021/ ➤ WA STATE BUDGET TO INCLUDE $3,500 REBATES FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLES, BUT THERE'S A DOWNSIDE  Original Source : https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-05-10/electric-vehicle-tax-and-rebates-announced-by-wa-government/101051936 ➤ FREEWIRE TECHNOLOGIES UNVEILS ITS MOST POWERFUL AND FLEXIBLE EV CHARGER YET  Original Source : https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220510005153/en ➤ SHELL RECHARGE TITLE SPONSORSHIP OF BERLIN E-PRIX  Original Source : https://www.automobilsport.com/race-categories--24,237463,Shell-Recharge-highlights-e-mobility-ambition-via-title-sponsorship-of-Berlin-e-Prix,news.htm ➤ CATL TO UNVEIL QINLIN BATTERY – 13% MORE POWER THAN TESLA 4680  Original Source : https://twitter.com/nbdpress/status/1523878074139308032?s=12&t=3T3DNXaOQpK0rmg6Zi-vVQ ➤ CUPRA AND VWFS LAUNCH SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE FOR ALL-ELECTRIC BORN  Original Source : https://www.cupraofficial.co.uk/cupra-finance/overview/subscription.html ➤ RALEIGH UNVEILS ITS NEW CENTROS WITH THE PROMISE OF 130 MILES ON A SINGLE CHARGE  Original Source : https://www.cyclingweekly.com/products/raleigh-unveils-its-new-centros-with-the-promise-of-130-miles-on-a-single-charge QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM What would you like to see improved in EV charge station design? Email me any feedback to: hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/ OCTOPUS ELECTRIC JUICE - MAKING PUBLIC CHARGING SIMPLE WITH ONE CARD, ONE MAP AND ONE APP MILLBROOKCOTTAGES.CO.UK – 5* LUXURY COTTAGES IN DEVON, JUMP IN THE HOT TUB WHILST YOUR EV CHARGES

    11 May 2022 | Briefly

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 4:16

    ➤ BMW Sees 30% Drop in Battery Prices ➤ Stellantis CEO warns about battery shortage  ➤ Lucid to launch in Europe in 2022  ➤ Volkswagen Aero B Spied ➤ GM Files To Patent EV Assisted Towing Concept  ➤ Freightliner unveils new electric eCascadia  ➤ Made-in-Germany Tesla Model Y on Nurburgring  ➤ Panasonic's new U.S. battery plant for Tesla ➤ EV  Adoption Map For All US States ➤ Pay Per KM Charging in WA ➤ FreeWire Unveils Most Powerful Charger  ➤ Shell Recharge title sponsorship of Berlin e-Prix  ➤ CATL To Unveil Qinlin Battery  ➤ CUPRA launch subscription service for Born  ➤ Raleigh unveils 130 mile e-bike 

    BONUS: Elon Musk Keynote at FT Live- Highlights and Analysis

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 20:32

    A bonus episode featuring my highlights and personal analysis of Elon Musk's keynote appearance at FT Live in London. Musk appeared via video link with fellow Tesla co-founder, and former Chief Technical Officer,  JB Straubel on stage. They spoke about the history of the company before Elon answered questions from Peter Campbell, Global Motor Industry Correspondent. 

    10 May 2022 | VW Boss: We Didn't Expect Tesla To Be So Fast

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 28:07

    ➤ Ford F-150 Lightnings Seen Stockpiled At Dearborn Test Track ➤ VW CEO thinks they can sell more electric cars than Tesla by 2025 ➤ Ford E-Transit Custom Is a New Electric Commercial Van For Europe ➤Tesla halts most output at Shanghai plant, April sales dive ➤ Tesla recalls 130K vehicles; touch screens can go blank ➤ Tesla reportedly now offers loaner vehicles to UK owners during warranty-covered repairs ➤ SpaceX to increase on-site solar and Tesla Powerpack battery capacity at its Starbase facility ➤ Rivian's venture into its first renewable energy project ➤ Hyundai may build EV plant in Georgia ➤ China's Geely Auto To Buy 34% Of Renault Korea Motors In Bid For South Korean, Export Markets ➤ Ford EV Batteries Will Switch Over To Lithium Phosphate Soon ➤ Mercedes Teases New Vision AMG Concept That Looks Like A Performance EQXX ➤ NSW offers grants to fund thousands of EV chargers at key tourist sites ➤ Electric models drive second-hand car sales higher ➤ Electric scooters have been legalised in the Queen's Speech today Show #1461 Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily, you trusted source of EV information. It's Tuesday 10th May, it's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. FORD F-150 LIGHTNINGS SEEN STOCKPILED AT DEARBORN TEST TRACK - Production of the Ford F-150 Lightning began back on April 26, but instead of all of those electric trucks ending up in the hands of buyers, it seems as though a good chunk of the EV pickups are "starting to pile up the company test track in Dearborn, MI," according to our spy photographers who are on the scene. - Numerous convoys of F-150 Lightning trucks have been seen coming from the direction of Ford's Rouge Electric Vehicle Center, and entering a side entrance at Ford's Dearborn test track. - Could the Lightning be another victim of the semiconductor shortage? Ford has not said anything about this so far, or announced any possible reasons why Lightnings would not reach owners in time, but why else would it be stockpiling them like that? - It may not necessarily be a lack of chips - it could be another supply chain-related issue that is keeping Ford from shipping these off. Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/584672/ford-f150-lightning-stockpile-supply-constraints/ VW CEO THINKS THEY CAN SELL MORE ELECTRIC CARS THAN TESLA BY 2025 - Herbert Diess, the CEO of the Volkswagen Group, believes that the German automaker can sell more electric cars than Tesla by 2025. Is that goal even possible? - At the FT Future of the Car 2022 conference today, Diess said that VW has for goal to beat Tesla to the become the top EV automaker by 2025 – though he admitted that it will be difficult (via Reuters): - “It will be a tight race but we won't give up on it. I have to say we didn't expect our main U.S. competitor to be so fast and well-prepared.” - By 2025, Tesla will likely have a production capacity of more than four million electric cars per year. I'd be surprised if VW can jump from 400,000 to four million units in just three years. - With Tesla seemingly being willing to give up the lower-end of the market, there's an opportunity for VW to come in and deliver a lot of volume in the large market of vehicles that start under $30,000. Original Source : https://electrek.co/2022/05/09/vw-ceo-sell-more-electric-cars-than-tesla-2025/ Post | LinkedIn - Spain will be Volkswagen's second European electric vehicle hub after Germany! Therefore Volkswagen Group is investing 7 billion euro in Spain, the overall investment of 10 billion euro including 62 companies in the Spanish #PERTE program - the biggest industrial investment Spain has ever received. - For Volkswagen and SEAT,SA this means: a new Gigafactory in Sagunto close to Valencia supplied by renewable energy, and the electrification of our plants in Martorell and Pamplona. From 2025 onwards several small electric cars of Volkswagen,  CUPRA  and ŠKODA AUTO a.s.  will be manufactured in Spain. - To be very clear: CUPRA is not replacing SEAT, but helping it to become much more profitable. - In times of limited supply of semiconductors for sure we prioritize producing the higher margin CUPRAS over some SEAT entry models. Also for electrifying we prioritize the higher margin CUPRA models or are even launching new models solely under this brand - makes economically a lot of sense. Also our dealers are benefitting from this setup. - So, as SKODA is working well beyond its own brand interest for the group, i.e. designing the new Passat, managing India, taking over platform responsibilities, ….. I am really looking forward for more group contribution from the SEAT team. Original Source : https://www.linkedin.com/posts/herbertdiess_perte-activity-6929738755767472129-a07S/ FORD E-TRANSIT CUSTOM IS A NEW ELECTRIC COMMERCIAL VAN FOR EUROPE - Europeans will soon be getting an electric version of the popular Ford Transit Custom commercial van. Predictably coined the E-Transit Custom, Ford has released limited details and several images of the upcoming EV, which like its gas-burning counterpart isn't expected to be sold in America. - Its face is more assertive than the bug-eyed design worn by its internal-combustion stablemate. The electrified version also has chiseled lines around its wheel arches and across its flanks. Just below the passenger-side headlight is a charging port, but Ford hasn't revealed the van's battery capacity or powertrain specs. - E-Transit Custom is expected to have a driving range of around 263 miles on a single charge—we assume this is on the WLTP standard. - E-Transit Custom will start production in the second half of 2023 at its Otosan factory in Turkey. - As with the full-size Ford E-Transit that's sold in the U.S., the smaller Custom model will have Pro Power Onboard, which is a built-in AC power source that's useful at work sites or wherever electricity is needed. Original Source : https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a39944103/ford-e-transit-custom-electric-van-revealed/ TESLA HALTS MOST OUTPUT AT SHANGHAI PLANT, APRIL SALES DIVE - Tesla Inc has halted most of its production at its Shanghai plant due to problems securing parts for its electric vehicles, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters, the latest in a series of difficulties for the factory. - The automaker's sales in China had already slumped by 98% in April from a month earlier, data released by the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) showed on Tuesday, underscoring the hit from China's hard COVID-19 lockdowns. - Tesla planned to manufacture fewer than 200 vehicles at its factory in the city on Tuesday, according to the memo, far below the roughly 1,200 units per day it had ramped up to shortly after reopening on April 19 following a 22-day closure. - After reopening, the factory produced 10,757 vehicles by the end of April, selling 1,512 of them, the CPCA said. - That compared to 65,814 cars sold in March - Tesla did not export any China-made Model 3s and Model Ys from the Shanghai plant in April, the data showed.  Original Source : https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-china-tesla-exclusive/exclusive-tesla-halts-production-at-shanghai-plant-due-to-supply-issues-sources-idUSKCN2MW03E TESLA RECALLS 130K VEHICLES; TOUCH SCREENS CAN GO BLANK Original Source : https://www.independent.co.uk/news/tesla-ap-detroit-model-b2075666.html TESLA REPORTEDLY NOW OFFERS LOANER VEHICLES TO UK OWNERS DURING WARRANTY-COVERED REPAIRS Original Source : https://www.repairerdrivennews.com/2022/05/09/tesla-reportedly-now-offers-loaner-vehicles-to-uk-owners-during-warranty-covered-repairs/ SPACEX TO INCREASE ON-SITE SOLAR AND TESLA POWERPACK BATTERY CAPACITY AT ITS STARBASE FACILITY Original Source : https://pv-magazine-usa.com/2022/05/09/spacex-to-increase-on-site-solar-and-tesla-powerpack-battery-capacity-its-starbase-facility/ RIVIAN'S VENTURE INTO ITS FIRST RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECT Original Source : https://sustainabilitymag.com/renewable-energy/rivians-venture-into-its-first-renewable-energy-project HYUNDAI MAY BUILD EV PLANT IN GEORGIA Original Source : https://www.autoblog.com/2022/05/09/hyundai-georgia-ev-plant/ CHINA'S GEELY AUTO TO BUY 34% OF RENAULT KOREA MOTORS IN BID FOR SOUTH KOREAN, EXPORT MARKETS Original Source : https://www.forbes.com/sites/russellflannery/2022/05/09/chinas-geely-auto-to-buy-34-of-renault-korea-motors-in-bid-for-south-korean-export-markets/?sh=6e650db7b47e FORD EV BATTERIES WILL SWITCH OVER TO LITHIUM PHOSPHATE SOON Original Source : https://fordauthority.com/2022/05/ford-ev-batteries-will-switch-over-to-lithium-phosphate-soon/ MERCEDES TEASES NEW VISION AMG CONCEPT THAT LOOKS LIKE A PERFORMANCE EQXX Original Source : https://www.carscoops.com/2022/05/mercedes-teases-new-vision-amg-concept-that-looks-like-a-performance-eqxx/ NSW OFFERS GRANTS TO FUND THOUSANDS OF EV CHARGERS AT KEY TOURIST SITES Original Source : https://thedriven.io/2022/05/09/nsw-offers-grants-to-fund-thousands-of-ev-chargers-at-key-tourist-sites/ ELECTRIC MODELS DRIVE SECOND-HAND CAR SALES HIGHER Original Source : https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-61383855 ELECTRIC SCOOTERS HAVE BEEN LEGALISED IN THE QUEEN'S SPEECH TODAY Original Source : https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/cars/1608134/electric-scooters-legal-queens-speech-shapps QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM What would you like to see improved in EV charge station design? Email me any feedback to: hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/ OCTOPUS ELECTRIC JUICE - MAKING PUBLIC CHARGING SIMPLE WITH ONE CARD, ONE MAP AND ONE APP MILLBROOKCOTTAGES.CO.UK – 5* LUXURY COTTAGES IN DEVON, JUMP IN THE HOT TUB WHILST YOUR EV CHARGES

    10 May 2022 | Briefly

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 4:16

    On the podcast today: ·       Ford F-150 Lightnings Seen Stockpiled At Dearborn Test Track ·       VW CEO thinks they can sell more electric cars than Tesla by 2025 ·       Ford E-Transit Custom Is a New Electric Commercial Van For Europe ·       Tesla halts most output at Shanghai plant, April sales dive ·       Tesla recalls 130K vehicles; touch screens can go blank ·       Tesla reportedly now offers loaner vehicles to UK owners during warranty-covered repairs ·       SpaceX to increase on-site solar and Tesla Powerpack battery capacity at its Starbase facility ·       Rivian's venture into its first renewable energy project ·       Hyundai may build EV plant in Georgia ·       China's Geely Auto To Buy 34% Of Renault Korea Motors In Bid For South Korean, Export Markets ·       Ford EV Batteries Will Switch Over To Lithium Phosphate Soon ·       Mercedes Teases New Vision AMG Concept That Looks Like A Performance EQXX ·       NSW offers grants to fund thousands of EV chargers at key tourist sites ·       Electric models drive second-hand car sales higher ·       Electric scooters have been legalised in the Queen's Speech today

    09 May 2022 | Toyota Says BZ4X “May Not Work” If Charging In Cold Weather

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 24:35

    On the podcast today: ·       Germany's Plugin EV Share Up To 24.3% ·       Toyota Says BZ4X Won't Fast Charge When Cold ·       Spain: Plug-In Car Sales Maintain 10% Share ·       12.5% of New Light-Duty Vehicle Registrations in California were Plug-in Vehicles ·       China set to remain world's largest NEV market, says BMW CFO ·       Toyota to Invest $624 Million to Make EV Parts in India ·       Ford is selling 8 million Rivian shares ·       Ford Might Have Very Bad News for Rivian ·       BMW's Neue Klasse Platform Will Debut On 3 Series-Sized EV In 2025 ·       CarGurus Study Finds Rising Consumer Interest in Electric Vehicles as Gas Prices Spike ·       Bentley Continental GT PHEV spied, shows new step in brand's electrification ·       Cords cut at Tesla charging station in Cincinnati, second time in a week ·       Which New Electric Vehicles Come With Free Charging? Show #1460 Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily, you trusted source of EV information. It's Monday 9th May, it's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. GERMANY'S PLUGIN EV SHARE UP TO 24.3% Germany, Europe's largest auto market, saw plugin electric vehicles take 24.3% share in April 2022, up from 22.1% YoY. Overall auto volume was down, by over 21% YoY, and over 40% compared to pre-pandemic seasonal norms. April's combined plugin result comprised 12.3% battery electrics (BEVs), and 12.0% plugin hybrids (PHEVs).  Combustion-only powertrains faired worst in terms of volume drop, with diesel sales down almost 30% YoY, and petrol down almost 28%. With current BEV market leader Tesla not having any large scheduled deliveries in April, other marques and models had a chance to shine, with the Fiat 500e coming out on top. The Mercedes EQB stepped up in registered volume by some 5× over the period, seeing a healthy 1,405 units over the February to April period, from 295 previously. The BMW i4 increased 2.7× to 755 units. April BEVs: Fiat 500e, BMW i3, Hyundai Kona, Enyaq, E-Tron, Smart Fortwo, Opel Corsa, ID.4, Zoe, E-208, Merc EQB, Kia Niro EV, Dacia Spring, VW e-Up!, Polestar 2, ID.3, Renault Twingo, Audi Q4 e-tron, IONIQ5 and Kia EV6 Original Source: https://cleantechnica.com/2022/05/06/germanys-plugin-ev-share-up-to-24-3-economic-pressures-mounting/ TOYOTA SAYS BZ4X WON'T FAST CHARGE WHEN COLD From Kyle Conner @ Out of Spec:  "Charging times are estimated based on ideal charging conditions. As temperatures decrease below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, charging time will increase significantly. Drive battery level and condition, charger specifications and DC charging more than twice per day also can negatively affect charging time. DC charging may not work on AWD bz4x when the temperature is below 32 degrees Fahrenheit." That's 5 degrees celsius. Original Source: https://pressroom.toyota.com/five-things-to-know-about-the-all-electric-toyota-bz4x/ SPAIN: PLUG-IN CAR SALES MAINTAIN 10% SHARE - plug-in electric car sales in Spain continue to expand at a fast rate. In April, some 6,365 new plug-in cars were registered (up 41% year-over-year), which is 9% of the total. - The average market share of plug-ins in the recent six months stays above 10%, which is a good foundation for the future. With outstanding conditions for solar electricity generation and unleashed production of BEVs (supported by new battery gigafactory investments in the pipeline), Spain has very high potential for electrification. - Stats for the month:  BEVs: 1,991 (up 36%, at 2.8% market share) PHEVs: 4,374 (up 43%, at 6.2% market share) Total: 6,365 (up 41%, at 9.0% market share) Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/584466/spain-plugin-car-sales-april-2022/ 12.5% OF NEW LIGHT-DUTY VEHICLE REGISTRATIONS IN CALIFORNIA WERE PLUG-IN VEHICLES - In California, 12.5% of new light-duty vehicle registrations were plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) in 2021, according to the data released by the Department of Energy (DOE) - Next highest were the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Washington, and Oregon, which each had PEV registrations accounting for more than 7% of new registrations. - Additionally, Californians bought roughly 15,000 more EVs during this quarter than last quarter and Q1 of 2022 EV sales are up by 37%, relative to EV sales at this time last year.The market share of electric vehicles in California jumped to 16.32%. Original Source : https://electriccarsreport.com/2022/05/in-2021-12-5-of-new-light-duty-vehicle-registrations-in-california-were-plug-in-vehicles/ CHINA SET TO REMAIN WORLD'S LARGEST NEV MARKET, SAYS BMW CFO - China will continue to be the world's largest new energy vehicle (NEV) market for years to come, said Nicolas Peter, chief financial officer (CFO) and member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, in a recent exclusive interview with Xinhua. - In 2021, NEV sales in China increased by about 170 percent year-on-year. This momentum continued in the first quarter of 2022, when -- despite all the challenges -- the Chinese NEV market posted a 140 percent year-on-year growth. - On Thursday, the company launched the production of BMW i3, tailormade for the Chinese market, at its new plant, dubbed Lydia, in Shenyang, northeast China. Last month, the company also held the world premiere for its all-electric BMW i7 luxury sedan. Original Source : http://www.china.org.cn/business/2022-05/07/content_78204925.htm FORD IS SELLING 8 MILLION RIVIAN SHARES - Ford Motor is selling 8 million of its Rivian Automotive shares, with the insider lockup for the stock of the once high-flying electric vehicle maker set to expire on Sunday, sources told CNBC's David Faber. - The automaker currently owns 102 million shares of Rivian. Ford will be selling the shares through Goldman Sachs, sources said. - Shares of the EV manufacturer have plummeted by more than 50% in the first three months of 2022, reversing course from the fourth quarter, when the company held its stock market debut and saw its value skyrocket. Original Source : https://www.cnbc.com/2022/05/08/ford-is-selling-8-million-rivian-shares-sources-say.html FORD MIGHT HAVE VERY BAD NEWS FOR RIVIAN - Amazon owned 17.74% of Rivian as of Dec. 31 and Ford owned 11.42%, according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. - Ford, for its part, posted a net loss of $3.1 billion from January to March. "A net loss of $3.1 billion was primarily attributable to a mark-to-market loss of $5.4 billion on the company's investment in Rivian. Adjusted earnings before interest and taxes were $2.3 billion," Ford said. - Rivian shares have slumped 72.2% this year. The market capitalization at Rivian has shrunk by $66.1 billion, to $25.43 billion from Dec. 31 to May 6. - The R1T is one of the main rivals of the F-150 Lightning, the electric version of the F-150 pickup. Original Source : https://www.thestreet.com/technology/ford-might-have-very-bad-news-for-rivian BMW'S NEUE KLASSE PLATFORM WILL DEBUT ON 3 SERIES-SIZED EV IN 2025 Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/584413/bmw-neue-klasse-platform-will-debut-3-series-sized-ev-2025/ CARGURUS STUDY FINDS RISING CONSUMER INTEREST IN ELECTRIC VEHICLES AS GAS PRICES SPIKE Original Source : https://finance.yahoo.com/news/cargurus-study-finds-rising-consumer-130000267.html BENTLEY CONTINENTAL GT PHEV SPIED, SHOWS NEW STEP IN BRAND'S ELECTRIFICATION Original Source : https://uk.motor1.com/news/584356/bentley-continental-phev-spy-photos/ CORDS CUT AT TESLA CHARGING STATION IN CINCINNATI, SECOND TIME IN A WEEK Original Source : https://www.fox19.com/2022/05/07/cords-cut-tesla-charging-station-cincinnati-second-time-week/ WHICH NEW ELECTRIC VEHICLES COME WITH FREE CHARGING? 2022 Audi E-Tron GT 2022 Audi E-Tron and Q4 E-Tron 2022 BMW i4 Gran Coupe and iX 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV and Bolt EUV 2021-22 Ford Mustang Mach-E and 2022 F-150 Lightning 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 2022 Hyundai Kona Electric and 2021 Ioniq Electric 2022 Kia EV6 2022 Lucid Air 2022 Mazda MX-30 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS, 2022 EQB and 2023 EQE   2023 Nissan Ariya 2022 Nissan Leaf 2021-22 Polestar 2 2022 Porsche Taycan and Taycan Cross Turismo 2022 Rivian R1T and R1S 2023 Toyota bZ4X 2022 Volkswagen ID.4         2022 Volvo C40 Recharge and XC40 Recharge · Original Source : https://www.cars.com/articles/which-new-electric-vehicles-come-with-free-charging-449786/ QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM What would you like to see improved in EV charge station design? Email me any feedback to: hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/ OCTOPUS ELECTRIC JUICE - MAKING PUBLIC CHARGING SIMPLE WITH ONE CARD, ONE MAP AND ONE APP MILLBROOKCOTTAGES.CO.UK – 5* LUXURY COTTAGES IN DEVON, JUMP IN THE HOT TUB WHILST YOUR EV CHARGES

    09 May 2022 | Briefly

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 4:16

    On the podcast today: ·       Germany's Plugin EV Share Up To 24.3% ·       Toyota Says BZ4X Won't Fast Charge When Cold ·       Spain: Plug-In Car Sales Maintain 10% Share ·       12.5% of New Light-Duty Vehicle Registrations in California were Plug-in Vehicles ·       China set to remain world's largest NEV market, says BMW CFO ·       Toyota to Invest $624 Million to Make EV Parts in India ·       Ford is selling 8 million Rivian shares ·       Ford Might Have Very Bad News for Rivian ·       BMW's Neue Klasse Platform Will Debut On 3 Series-Sized EV In 2025 ·       CarGurus Study Finds Rising Consumer Interest in Electric Vehicles as Gas Prices Spike ·       Bentley Continental GT PHEV spied, shows new step in brand's electrification ·       Cords cut at Tesla charging station in Cincinnati, second time in a week ·       Which New Electric Vehicles Come With Free Charging?

    1459: 08 May 2022 | VW ID. Buzz starts at 65,000 euros

    Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2022 25:34

    Show #1459 Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily, you trusted source of EV information. It's Sunday 8th May, it's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. ELECTRIC VW ID BUZZ STARTS AT 65,000 EUROS "The updated list of eligible electric vehicles published by the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (Bafa) reveals something that VW only wanted to tell us at the start of sales: the price of the ID Buzz." "Bafa, which is responsible for promoting e-cars, gives the first ID Buzz Pro model available for sale with a net price of 54,270 euros. Plus the statutory sales tax, the Bully successor is around 64,580 euros and thus well above the 40,000 euro limit for the higher subsidy. The purchase bonus for the ID Buzz this year is still 7,500 euros, of which 2,500 euros from the manufacturer, so that customers have to spend around 57,080 euros on balance." "For the commercial offshoot, the ID Buzz Cargo, interested parties have to budget 45,740 euros net. With a premium, they come to a net purchase price of 38,240 euros. They get the sales tax back from the tax office anyway." Original Source: https://t3n.de/news/bafa-leak-vw-id-buzz-65000-1470726/ FORD THROWS SHADE AT TESLA WITH A NEW AD CELEBRATING WORKERS - It starts with a nice touch of snark. Footage is shown of a hand scrolling on a smartphone with the commentary, “Right now it could seem like the only people who matter are the loudest….” Who could they be thinking of? - Then, it continues— “Those who want to tear things down and then fly away on their personal spaceships when things get hard,” A video of a rocket taking lift off fills the screen. - The rest of the ad is dedicated to profiling the workers of Ford, profiling a culturally and gender diverse cohort of people working by their first name. The narrator says that Ford assembles more vehicles in the US than other car manufacturers, which means local jobs. - The narrator continues: “… we've got 182,000 people, and they're building.” and goes on further to conclude, “you might not know their names, but these people get up every day to move us all forward.” Original Source : https://thenextweb.com/news/ford-snarks-elon-musk-and-celebrates-their-workers HOT VOLKSWAGEN ID.3 GTX TO JOIN RANGE IN 2023 - Volkswagen has been tipped to spice up its ID.3 EV with a performance version that will become the brand's first all-electric hot hatchback. And now, we know when it'll arrive. - Speaking at the launch of the new ID.5 SUV in Austria, Volkswagen product line spokesperson Martin Hube noted that the ID.3 GTX's entry to the range will coincide with the ID.3's mid-life facelift. “Of course the project is progressing,” he said, adding, “[For the] ID.3 facelift…we will get some very interesting details and of course, we are convinced that customer's expectations for a bit more power, for all-wheel drive is there, and [the] customer's wish is what we have to fulfil.” - This means the ID.3 GTX won't be launched this year - we're not expecting a facelifted ID.3 until 2023 at the earliest. - likely that the ID.3 GTX will use the same twin-motor powertrain as the ID.4 GTX, producing 295bhp. In the smaller, lighter ID.3, the GTX will likely undercut the ID.4 GTX's 6.2-second 0-62mph time. · Original Source : https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/volkswagen/id3/355043/hot-volkswagen-id3-gtx-join-range-2023 TESLA OPENS MORE SUPERCHARGERS TO OTHERS - In Norway, Tesla has opened more Superchargers for other brands. According to one observer, almost the entire route to the North Cape is now open to electric cars from other manufacturers. - Multiple articles report that this involves 42 additional Supercharger locations where non-Teslas can now also charge. After an initial test with ten sites in the Netherlands in November 2021, Tesla opened its first charging parks in Norway and France to non-Tesla brands this January with initially 15 in Norway and 16 in France. - In the north of the country, the entire route to the North Cape is not completely covered by Superchargers and in some places the distance between chargers is around 400 kilometres. · Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2022/05/06/tesla-opens-more-superchargers-to-others/ EXCLUSIVE CATL PLANNING EV BATTERY PRODUCTION IN UNITED STATES, VETTING SITES - CATL (300750.SZ), the world's largest battery maker, is in the final stages of vetting sites in the United States to build electric vehicle batteries, an investment that would mark the Chinese company's first production in the world's second-largest car market, two people with knowledge of the plans told Reuters. - Contemporary Amperex Technology Co (CATL) is in talks to open plants that would serve BMW AG (BMWG.DE) and Ford Motor Co (F.N), and potential sites include South Carolina and Kentucky, where those automakers have assembly plants, - CATL had begun mass production of batteries for overseas markets in 2021 and was looking to lock in its standing as the major battery supplier to automakers overseas "in the next round of supplier sourcing," - Other Asian companies that have announced plans to build U.S. battery plants include Korea's LG Energy Solution (051910.KS), SK Innovation (096770.KS) and Samsung SDI (006400.KS). Japan's Panasonic Corp(6752.T) also is reportedly looking to purchase land for a plant to serve Tesla.  read more - CATL will open its first battery plant outside China later this year in Arnstadt, Germany, to serve BMW · Original Source : https://www.reuters.com/technology/exclusive-catl-planning-ev-battery-production-united-states-vetting-sites-2022-05-06/ NISSAN IS PLANNING NISMO-BADGED PERFORMANCE EVS - Nissan is planning to launch 15 new electric cars by 2030, and it seems sporty versions of its future EVs will be branded as Nismo-derivative machines. Yep, Nismo's going electric. - Speaking exclusively to TG at last weekend's Formula E race in Monaco, Nissan's chairman of Europe Guillaume Cartier confirmed that the company is actively looking at which of its upcoming electric cars would be most suited to Nismo-fication. - Most manufacturers are planning to tap into the ‘fast electric' segment one way or another: VW has its GTX line, Seat has Cupra (yeah, yeah, ‘entirely separate companies', we know) Ford has Mach-E… why wouldn't Nissan use its racing arm to add a bit of pedigree? - chief operating officer Ashwani Gupta reiterated over the weekend that Nissan has ended its investment in internal combustion engines, pinning its hopes on solid-state batteries that it reckons will vastly outperform today's technology when they're ready for production in 2028. · Original Source : https://www.topgear.com/car-news/electric/nissan-planning-nismo-badged-performance-evs PROTERRA SELECTS EATON'S 4-SPEED EV TRANSMISSION FOR ITS ZX5 ELECTRIC TRANSIT BUSES - Proterra has selected Eaton's  eMobility business to supply a 4-speed medium-duty electrified vehicle (EV) transmission for the company's ProDrive drivetrain used in Proterra ZX5 electric transit buses. - The medium-duty 4-speed transmission, to be used in city buses in North America, addresses the primary issue related to single-speed drives that have contradictory requirements for high efficiency at top speeds and increased torque at launch and low speeds. - Eaton's 4-speed transmission has fine-pitch helical gears that ensure smooth, low-noise operation and a shifting strategy designed to extend range and battery life. Road tests have shown a 20% to 30% efficiency improvement in energy consumption under normal driving conditions compared with a direct-drive transmission and a 10% to 15% improvement compared with a current 2-speed solution. · Original Source : https://www.greencarcongress.com/2022/05/20220506-eaton.html NEW MEXICO'S CLEAN CAR RULE WILL GO INTO EFFECT JULY 1 Original Source : https://nmpoliticalreport.com/2022/05/06/new-mexicos-clean-car-rule-will-go-into-effect-july-1/ MERCEDES DRIVE PILOT LEVEL 3 AUTONOMOUS TECH OFFICIALLY ON SALE IN GERMANY   Original Source : https://www.motor1.com/news/584121/mercedes-level-3-autonomous-tech-on-sale/ EV CHARGERS EMERGE AS TARGETS FOR HACKERS Original Source : https://www.autonews.com/mobility-report/ev-chargers-emerge-targets-hackers BMW I INTERIOR DESIGNER SAYS BIG SCREENS AREN'T LONG FOR THIS WORLD Original Source : https://www.bmwblog.com/2022/05/05/bmw-i-interior-designer-big-screens/ PG&E TO LAUNCH NEW PILOTS STUDYING ELECTRIC VEHICLE BIDIRECTIONAL CHARGING Original Source : https://finance.yahoo.com/news/pg-e-launch-pilots-studying-223000535.html DPD UK ORDERS 1000 FORD E-TRANSIT VANS riginal Source : https://www.electrive.com/2022/05/05/dpd-uk-orders-1000-ford-e-transit-vans/ QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Returns on Monday 9th May! If you have a suggestions, let me know. Email me any feedback to: hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/ OCTOPUS ELECTRIC JUICE - MAKING PUBLIC CHARGING SIMPLE WITH ONE CARD, ONE MAP AND ONE APP MILLBROOKCOTTAGES.CO.UK – 5* LUXURY COTTAGES IN DEVON, JUMP IN THE HOT TUB WHILST YOUR EV CHARGES

    07 May 2022 | Briefly

    Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2022 4:16

    On the podcast today: ·       Electric VW ID Buzz starts at 65,000 euros ·       Ford throws shade at Tesla with a new ad celebrating workers ·       Hot Volkswagen ID.3 GTX to join range in 2023 ·       Tesla opens more Superchargers to others ·       CATL planning EV battery production in United States, vetting sites ·       Nissan is planning Nismo-badged performance EVs ·       Proterra selects Eaton's 4-speed EV transmission for its ZX5 electric transit buses ·       New Mexico's Clean Car Rule will go into effect July 1 ·       Mercedes Drive Pilot Level 3 Autonomous Tech Officially On Sale In Germany ·       EV chargers emerge as targets for hackers ·       BMW i Interior Designer Says Big Screens Aren't Long for This World ·       PG&E to Launch New Pilots Studying Electric Vehicle Bidirectional Charging ·       DPD UK orders 1000 Ford E-transit vans

    1458: 07 May 2022 | Volkswagen: Affordable Small EV To Be Made in Spain from 2025

    Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2022 23:41

    Show #1458 Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily, you trusted source of EV information. It's Saturday 7th May, it's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. VOLKSWAGEN: AFFORDABLE SMALL EV TO BE MADE IN SPAIN FROM 2025 ⚡️ Volkswagen Group & SEAT S.A. will help to electrify #Spain by ▶️ mobilizing 10 billion € - the single largest industrial investment in Spain's history ▶️ building a battery factory in Sagunto ▶️ producing small e-cars in Spain from 2025 ▶️ building up a comprehensive supplier ecosystem “The Volkswagen Group, SEAT and the Spanish Government share a vision: to make Spain a European hub for electric mobility. We are ready to initiate this transformation”, says our CEO Herbert Diess. Sneak peek!

    Briefly | 07 May 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2022 4:16

    On the podcast today: ·       Volkswagen: Affordable Small EV To Be Made in Spain from 2025 ·       Volkswagen boosts electric car investment in Spain to 10 bln euros ·       VW increases EV investment plan in Spain to nearly $11 billion ·       UK: Electric Vehicle Market Share Reached 10.8% in April ·       Volta Trucks Confirms U.S. Market Entry 2023 ·       ABB and Eviny install world's fastest electric car charger in Norway ·       California grants $2.5 million to push Port of Long Beach Electric Vehicle project ·       Report: Tesla Might Acquire More Land Adjacent To Its Gigafactory In Germany ·       2022 Genesis GV60: pricing and specification revealed ·       Entire US Volvo lineup for 2023 is mild hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or EV ·       Bosch's eMobility order volume exceeds ten billion euros ·       GM CEO Mary Barra's plan for overtaking Tesla

    1457: 06 May 2022 | Lucid's Big Struggle To Scale

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 20:28

    Show #1457 Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily, you trusted source of EV information. It's Friday 6th May, it's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. LUCID KEEPS 2022 PRODUCTION TARGETS, RAISES EV PRICES - Lucid Group Inc. shares edged higher late Thursday after the EV maker reported a narrower-than-expected first-quarter loss and said its production volume remains on track despite ongoing supply-chain problems. - Lucid lost $81 million, or 5 cents a share,  in the quarter, compared with a loss of $2.9 billion, or $89.29 a share, in the year-ago quarter. Revenue reached $58 million, from $313,000, thanks to the delivery of 360 vehicles, Lucid said. - There's “strong demand” for the Lucid Air, the EV maker's luxury electric sedan, and reservations have topped 30,000, Lucid said. That translates to potential sales of $2.9 billion, it said. - Lucid kept its 2022 production volume outlook of between 12,000 vehicles and 14,000 vehicles. - The EV maker also announced price increases on most of its electric vehicle models beginning June 1. Current prices will be honored for existing reservations and any reservation made by May 31, Lucid said. - The Air will start at $87,400 for a base model and go up to $154,000 for the grand touring model, the company said. A “grand touring performance” model, announced two weeks ago, will remain at $179,000, Lucid said. - $5.4 billion of cash on hand Original Source : https://www.marketwatch.com/story/lucid-keeps-2022-production-targets-raises-ev-prices-11651783431?mod=mw_quote_news VOLVO CARS SHARE OF ELECTRIFIED CARS INCREASED TO 38.4%  - Volvo Cars reports sales of 47,150 cars in April, down 24.8 per cent compared with the same month last year.  Demand is still strong, especially for Volvo Cars' electrified vehicles and the share of Recharge models as part of total sales continues to increase. - In April Volvo Cars electrified Recharge models grew 18.7 cent compared with the same month in 2021 accounting for 38.4 per cent of total sales. The share of fully electric cars stood at 10 per cent. - European sales for April reached 19,822 cars, down 23.2 per cent compared with the same month last year. Volvo's electrified Recharge sales accounted for 51.4 per cent of the total sales in the region during the month. - Volvo Cars' US sales for the month reached 10,022 cars, down 9.2 per cent compared with April last year, with Recharge models making up 44.1 per cent of the total sales. Original Source : https://www.media.volvocars.com/global/en-gb/media/pressreleases/298730/volvo-cars-reports-sales-of-47150-cars-in-april-share-of-electrified-cars-increased-to-384 NORWAY RECONSIDERS ELECTRIC CAR PRIVILEGE - The Norwegian Ministry of Transport is considering abolishing or reducing privileges for electric vehicles in taxes and tolls in larger cities. - According to Transport Minister Jon-Ivar Nygård, the reasons are not only lower revenues but also a delay in the transport turnaround. “It's great that people use electric cars. But it's not good if people get into their cars and drive to busy urban areas instead of walking, cycling or using public transport,” the transport minister is quoted as saying. However, a final decision on the matter is still pending, the minister told broadcaster NRK. - According to the current legal situation, the tax rate for electric cars is less than 50 per cent of the tax on comparable petrol or diesel cars. At the time of purchase, there is no value-added tax of 25 per cent. In addition, tolls and parking fees are lower in many places. Subsidies for hybrid cars, on the other hand, have already expired. - . As NRK reports, there is a lack of money for investments in infrastructure projects or public transport due to declining revenues as the share of electric cars increases. Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2022/05/04/norway-reconsiders-electric-car-privileges/ GM HAS 4 NEW PLANTS IN THE WORKS TO 'HAVE CONTROL OVER BATTERY CELL MANUFACTURE': MARY BARRA - In the years ahead, GM (GM) says, it's aiming to be a leading manufacturer of batteries as well as cars. - “For electric vehicles, it's all about the battery,” CEO Mary Barra told Yahoo Finance in a wide-ranging interview this week. - The CEO outlined plans to open at least four new plants just to manufacture batteries that power the company's electric vehicles. - “We decided that we wanted to have control over battery cell manufacture so we formed a joint venture with LG, one of our partners, and we now have a plant coming online this year in Ohio, another one coming online next year, the following year, and one after that,” she says. - They have three locations under construction. A Warren, Ohio plant will begin production this August; a Spring Hill, Tennessee location is set to follow in 2023 and one in Lansing, Michigan begins in 2024. The Michigan plant alone is a $2.6 billion investment. According to GM, a fourth plant whose location has yet to be announced will be up and running in 2025. - The White House got involved in the effort this week, announcing over $3 billion to help companies like GM and others with the battery shortage. Story continues. A Biden official behind the effort noted to Yahoo Finance Monday that automakers will be a key beneficiary. - A GM spokesperson told Yahoo Finance that the company, which has close ties with the Biden White House, "is actively pursuing opportunities to localize as much of the EV and battery supply chain as possible and, as such, we are reviewing the battery-related Funding Opportunity Announcements authorized by the U.S. Department of Energy under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL)." Original Source : https://finance.yahoo.com/news/gm-has-4-new-plants-coming-mary-barra-130652246.html RIVIAN'S POLICYMAKING WISH LIST LEANS INTO BATTERY SUPPLY CHAIN - The U.S. has the mineral resources and industrial capability to create a fully domestic battery EV supply chain, but it will take a massive “all of the above” mobilization of the federal government to make it happen, a Rivian official told Congress. - Rivian senior director for public policy Chris Nevers testified recently in front of a House Science, Space, and Technology subcommittee. Nevers laid out the electric automaker's policymaking wish list if the federal government wants to make transportation electrification a priority. - “The federal government can achieve ambitious electrification objectives by empowering companies to ramp production – this includes accelerating EV testing procedures, expediting and streamlining federal EV fleet requirements, and quickly providing visas for skilled workers,” - Supply chain challenges are a major constraint on Rivian's manufacturing plant in Normal, which has over 5,000 workers and is McLean County's second-largest employer. Production there is expected to hit 25,000 vehicles in 2022 – about half of what it could be if not for a shortage of chips and other materials. - Rivian's policymaking wish list for Congress includes:“Increase and accelerate” federal research efforts into new battery cell chemistry development, solid-state batteries, module and pack engineering, software design, and raw material sourcing.Reform domestic mining laws, some of which Rivian says date back to the 1870s, with an emphasis on conflict avoiding and permitting efficiency.Expand the federal consumer EV tax credit “without unnecessary limitations.”Create “exceptions” to state auto dealer franchise laws, which Rivian calls dealership “protection laws.” Rivian is fighting those laws on a state-by-state basis, calling them “one of the biggest barriers to EV adoption in the U.S.” Original Source : https://www.wglt.org/local-news/2022-04-28/in-testimony-to-congress-rivians-policymaking-wish-list-leans-into-battery-supply-chain LEXUS ENGINEERING BOSS: 800-VOLT SYSTEM DONE, ELECTRIC IS THE FUTURE - In an interview with Lexus chief engineer Takashi Watanabe at a prototype drive for the 2023 Lexus RZ 450e in Barcelona, Spain, Green Car Reports learned about the automaker's thinking on electrical architectures, charging rates, and the electric future. - Watanabe said that for the automaker to realistically hit carbon neutrality, battery electric is the proper solution. - The key will be how efficiently we can manipulate and use electricity. And the challenge is “how small a battery can we get away with to achieve these goals,” Watanabe said. - When asked if Toyota and Lexus have finished work on an 800-volt electrical architecture, Wantanabe answered quickly: “Yes.” ut the first electric Lexus sold in the U.S., the 2023 RZ 450e, will not feature such an electric architecture or charge rate. The max charge rate of its 71.4-kwh battery pack will be 150 kw and it charges and runs at about 400 volts. - For Toyota and Lexus it'll be viewed upon a “case-by-case basis,” Watanabe said. The breakover point will be about 100 kwh, according to Watanabe. That's where charging rates will need to be faster and the electrical architecture will benefit from 800 volts. - When asked what is possible in terms of upgrading the RZ, or other electric cars, via over-the-air updates Watanabe said, “right now we're not trying to put any limitations or restrictions on what's possible through OTA.” The executive elaborated by saying for instance electric motor control, charging, supporting systems, or new value services can all be enhanced using OTA technology. Original Source : https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1135746_lexus-engineering-boss-800-volt-system-done-electric-is-the-future DS ELECTRIC PROTOTYPE POINTS TO A FUTURE OF CARS WITHOUT CONVENTIONAL BRAKES Original Source : https://newspressuk.com/publicReleaseView/102524/58102?email_encrypt=aGVsbG9AZXZuZXdzZGFpbHkuY29tRW1haWxIYXNo&token=ht9LdO8lLOyDcMqgxzo4 SAMSUNG SDI TO ROLL OUT NEXT-GENERATION BATTERIES IN 2023 Original Source : https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2022/05/02/Samsung-SDI-batteries-South-Korea/2371651498389/ TESLA MODEL Y WITH LARGER BATTERY IS COMING AND CHEAPER THAN YOU EXPECT Original Source : https://www.pocket-lint.com/cars/news/tesla/160762-tesla-model-y-with-larger-battery-is-coming-and-cheaper-than-you-expect STUDY FINDS REDUCTION OF LOW-FREQUENCY NOISE FROM TRANSITION TO ELECTRIC BUSES IMPROVED RESIDENTS' HEALTH - Green Car Congress Original Source : https://www.greencarcongress.com/2022/05/20220502-gothenburg.html THE HOTEL THAT LETS YOU CHARGE YOUR EV – ON YOUR BALCONY Original Source: https://www.moveelectric.com/e-cars/hotel-lets-you-charge-your-ev-your-balcony QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Returns on Monday 9th May! If you have a suggestions, let me know. Email me any feedback to: hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/ OCTOPUS ELECTRIC JUICE - MAKING PUBLIC CHARGING SIMPLE WITH ONE CARD, ONE MAP AND ONE APP MILLBROOKCOTTAGES.CO.UK – 5* LUXURY COTTAGES IN DEVON, JUMP IN THE HOT TUB WHILST YOUR EV CHARGES

    1456: 05 May 2022 | Cadillac Lyric Performance Specs Revealed

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 19:40

    Show #1456 Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily, you trusted source of EV information. It's Thursday 5th May, it's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. FISKER TEASES ITS THIRD MODEL, A GRAND TOURER CALLED RONIN - Production of Fisker's first new electric vehicle, the Ocean crossover, is set to begin this November, but before the Ocean officially arrives Fisker has already announced what it hopes will become its third model. Dubbed Project Ronin, the vehicle will be an electric sports car with seating for four and dramatic proportions, as revealed by the accompanying teaser image. - Development of the grand touring sports car began last year, and Fisker's lofty goal is for the Ronin to have “the world's longest range for a production EV.” That means it will have to beat the Lucid Air, which is rated to deliver up to 520 miles of range by the EPA. Fisker claims that Project Ronin will have “an innovative battery design” that incorporates the battery pack into the structure of the vehicle. The sports car will also feature active aerodynamics and lightweight materials. - Fisker says that Project Ronin will be fully unveiled in August 2023, with production beginning in the second half of 2024. Before then, Fisker is expected to reveal its second crossover, the Pear, with sales also planned for 2024. Original Source : https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a39904642/fisker-third-model-ronin/ PORSCHE BETS BIG ON SILICON FOR NEXT-GEN EV BATTERIES - Porsche on Wednesday announced a $100 million investment in Group14 Technologies, a company working to manufacture silicon battery anodes. This is part of a larger Series C funding round, of which Porsche is the lead investor, totaling $400 million overall. - Cellforce Group, a joint venture in which Porsche is a major partner, seeks to use Group14's silicon-anode technology and produce high-performance battery cells for electric vehicles. - With production slated to begin in 2024, it'll start producing cells in small batches, enough for approximately 1,000 vehicles per year. Motorsports and other high-performance applications are Porsche's first targets to take advantage of Group14's tech. But silicon anodes have the potential to improve every EV. - "The characteristic properties of the new cell chemistry -- fast charging, high performance and low weight -- pay dividends directly into the Porsche brand core," said Michael Steiner, Porsche's board member overseeing research and development, in a statement. "They are virtually in line with the development goals that we are writing in the specifications for our prospective electric sports cars." Original Source : https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/porsche-silicon-anode-ev-battery-investment/ TESLA MODEL S WITH MOTORIZED TILTING SCREEN SPOTTED IN THE WILD - A Model S with a factory-equipped motorized, swiveling center screen has been spotted in the wild thanks to a video posted to Twitter by Larry Li. In it, Li can be seen tilting the display from center, to left, and then to right, with the tap of a button on the screen - A swiveling center screen represents a small quality-of-life improvement for Tesla owners. Rather than the display being static, and positioned so that both the driver and passengers can see it, it can be moved for optimum visibility by the driver when operating the vehicle, or by a passenger when parked, for example. - Even more perplexing, a recent teardown showed that the Model S already has most of the hardware required to offer a swiveling screen, but without the motor to actually move it. It's led to speculation that parts shortages have until now prevented Tesla from offering the feature in its cars. - In replies to his original tweet, Li confirmed that the swiveling display is not an aftermarket mod but was “from [the] Tesla factory” and that the Model S shown in the video was delivered on April 29th. Host of the Tesla podcast Ride the Lightning Ryan McCaffrey recently tweeted that the latest Model S and Model X cars rolling off Tesla's factory lines are equipped with the hardware to support the feature. Original Source : https://www.theverge.com/2022/5/4/23056503/tesla-tilt-screen-model-s-x-motorized-parts-shortages CADILLAC LYRIQ PROMISES 500 HP FROM DUAL-MOTOR AWD SETUP - Cadillac has only detailed the base single-motor powertrain for the new 2023 Lyriq electric SUV so far. But now we know that the dual-motor, all-wheel-drive version will offer an estimated 500 horsepower, as Cadillac shared that figure on an Instagram Q&A session today. - While the base 340-hp single-motor Lyriq RWD starts at $59,990, we assume that the dual-motor variant will cost a fair bit more than that to start. - Cadillac will open orders for the 2023 Lyriq starting May 19, but the initial production run will include only the single-motor Lyriq Debut Edition form that comes only in silver or black and doesn't offer many option choices. Original Source : https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a39881462/cadillac-lyriq-awd-horsepower/ FORD PATENT FILED FOR PORTABLE HIGH-VOLTAGE EV CHARGING SYSTEM - Ford Motor Company has filed a patent for a portable high-voltage EV charging system, Ford Authority has learned. - As Ford notes in the patent, EVs can run out of energy in the middle of a trip, much like an ICE-powered vehicle can run out of gas. However, while ICE vehicles can be refueled via a gas can, no simple solution currently exists for all-electric vehicles, which are generally towed to a charging station in the event that they run out of energy in a remote location. - This new Ford patent details a potential solution for that problem – a portage charging system that can provide enough energy for an EV to reach the next charging location, whether that be a charging station or their home. The system itself is designed to be light enough that someone can pick it up and put it in the back of a truck or another vehicle – or, at the very least, move it with a dolly or hand cart. Original Source : https://fordauthority.com/2022/05/ford-patent-filed-for-portable-high-voltage-ev-charging-system/ EX-HYUNDAI R&D BOSS ALBERT BIERMANN DRIVES 2023 IONIQ 6 PROTOTYPE Original Source : https://www.motor1.com/news/583640/hyundai-albert-biermann-ioniq-6/ CONN. UNLIKELY TO ALLOW TESLA TO SELL DIRECTLY TO CONSUMERS Original Source : https://www.govtech.com/policy/conn-unlikely-to-allow-tesla-to-sell-directly-to-consumers 2022 TESLA MODEL 3 PERFORMANCE SHINES IN 70 MPH RANGE TEST Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/582981/2022-tesla-model3-performance-70mph-range/ WULING HONGGUANG MINI EV REVIEW: CHEAP ELECTRIC CITY CAR Original Source : https://www.wired.com/story/review-wuling-hongguang-mini-ev/ QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Returns on Monday 9th May! If you have a suggestions, let me know. Email me any feedback to: hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/ OCTOPUS ELECTRIC JUICE - MAKING PUBLIC CHARGING SIMPLE WITH ONE CARD, ONE MAP AND ONE APP MILLBROOKCOTTAGES.CO.UK – 5* LUXURY COTTAGES IN DEVON, JUMP IN THE HOT TUB WHILST YOUR EV CHARGES

    1456: Briefly | 05 May 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 4:16

    On the podcast today: ·       Fisker Teases Its Third Model, a Grand Tourer Called Ronin ·       Porsche Bets Big on Silicon for Next-Gen EV Batteries ·       Tesla Model S with motorized tilting screen spotted in the wild ·       Cadillac Lyriq Promises 500 HP from Dual-Motor AWD Setup ·       Ford Patent Filed For Portable High-Voltage EV Charging System ·       Ex-Hyundai R&D Boss Albert Biermann Drives 2023 Ioniq 6 Prototype ·       Conn. Unlikely to Allow Tesla to Sell Directly to Consumers ·       2022 Tesla Model 3 Performance Shines In 70 MPH Range Test ·       Wuling Hongguang Mini EV Review: Cheap Electric City Car

    1455: 04 May 2022 | VW EVs ‘basically sold out' in the US & Europe

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 15:43

    Show #1455 Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily, you trusted source of EV information. It's Wednesday 4th May, it's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. VW'S 2022 SUPPLY OF EVS IS ‘BASICALLY SOLD OUT' IN THE US AND EUROPE - Volkswagen's CEO, Herbert Diess, says that the company is “basically sold out on electric vehicles in Europe and in the United States” for the year, according to a report from the Financial Times. This means that anyone hoping to get an EV from VW, Audi, or any of the group's other brands may have to wait until 2023, as the company tries to navigate the chip shortage and production issues from COVID shutdowns in China. - According to the report, VW expects its backlog of orders to keep growing. It currently has plenty of people on the list waiting to get an EV and expects to add more throughout the year. - According to the Financial Times, VW sold just under 100,000 electric cars in Q1 2022. Tesla, according to its latest earnings, sold around 310,000 in the same time period. - When Diess spoke to The Verge earlier this year, he said that the company is trying to grow its presence in America. In his Decoder interview, he said that he expected the company's growth in the States to “mostly come from EVs,” though he did admit the company would likely see supply constraints throughout 2022. Original Source : https://www.theverge.com/2022/5/4/23057268/volkswagen-vw-electric-cars-sold-out-supply-chain VOLKSWAGEN SOLD ~99K EVS OUT OF 1.9M IN Q1 - Volkswagen recently released its January-March 2022 interim report, reporting 1.9 million vehicle sales and deliveries in the first quarter. VW's all-electric vehicle sales and deliveries made up 5.2% of total deliveries, amounting to 99,064 EVs. - Volkswagen is specifically interested in growing in the United States with plans to build a dedicated battery cell production factory in the country. The German automaker announced a $1.7 billion commitment to boosting its BEV product lineup, R&D, and manufacturing in North America. - The legacy automaker aims to achieve 10% market share in North America by 2030 as it bolsters expansion in global growth markets. Battery-electric vehicles are central to its goals. VW plans to have more than 25 electric vehicles in its BEV portfolio by the end of the decade. Original Source : https://www.teslarati.com/volkswagen-electric-vehicle-sales-q1-2022/ CARIAD SELECTS QUALCOMM'S SNAPDRAGON RIDE PLATFORM - Volkswagen Group's software unit CARIAD announced on Tuesday that it has selected Qualcomm Technologies to supply system-on-chips (SoCs) for its vehicle software platform designed to deliver up to SAE level-4 autonomous driving capabilities. - Volkswagen believes that a vehicle's software and hardware must be perfectly matched in order to achieve the best possible performance and efficiency of central computer systems in the long term. - Qualcomm's Snapdragon Ride platform was first announced at CES in Jan 2020. Since its unveiling, it has gained momentum with global automakers and Tier 1 suppliers worldwide for its robust capabilities. It's also being adopted by BMW. - In March, Volkswagen announced the addition of anonymous "swarm data" from other Volkswagen vehicles to help its advanced driver assist systems make better decisions over time, such as performing automatic lane changes. The addition of swarm data marks the next step towards vehicle systems that support fully-automated driving, according to Volkswagen. - Among its features, it can automatically keep the vehicle in the center of the lane, but can also adapt to an individual's driving style, including driving further to the left or right of the lane instead of exactly in the middle. Original Source : https://www.futurecar.com/5381/Volkswagens-Software-Unit-CARIAD-Selects-Qualcomms-Snapdragon-Ride-Platform-to-Enable-Autonomous-Driving-Functions-in-Future-Vehicles FORD MOTOR APRIL U.S. VEHICLE SALES DOWN 10.5%; ELECTRIC VEHICLE SALES UP 139% - Ford Motor Company (F) posted total U.S. vehicle sales of 176,965 units for the month of April, a decline of 10.5% from a year ago. Retail sales were down 12.3%, for the month. Trucks sales were down 17.8% to 79,768. SUVs were up 2.7% to 92,809. Sales of Ford electric vehicles increased 139 percent over last year on the strength of Mustang Mach-E and E-Transit sales. Original Source : https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/ford-motor-april-u.s.-vehicle-sales-down-10.5-electric-vehicle-sales-up-139 MUSTANG MACH-E GETS BOOST - Ford's Mustang Mach-E receives a boost in braked towing capacity to 1,000 kg for extended range models in both rear wheel drive and all-wheel drive - The Mustang Mach-E also received updates to reduce the charging time between 80-90 per cent capacity from 52 minutes to 15 minutes, a recalibration of the one-pedal driving feature for even smoother performance at lower speeds and enhancements to driver comfort. - Now on sale in Europe for over one year, the Mustang Mach-E continues to win fans. Around 88 per cent of customers to-date have moved from other car brands to Ford to experience the fun-to-drive characteristics, bold styling and driving range of the vehicle. Existing owners can also benefit from many of the recent upgrades through software or homologation updates, with future over-the-air updates planned to keep the Mustang Mach-E continuously improving. Original Source : https://media.ford.com/content/fordmedia/feu/en/news/2022/05/03/mustang-mach-e-gets-towing-capacity-boost-as-fords-all-electric-.html 2023 POLESTAR 2 PRICING INCREASES, UPDATED EPA RANGE ANNOUNCED - Polestar has announced the US pricing of the 2023 Polestar 2, along with other updates that go with the new model year. As far as the numbers go, there's an increase – though it's important to note that the company has also given the fastback EV substantial updates, including an increase in vehicle range. - The 2023 Polestar 2 Single Motor now starts at $48,400 – a $1,200 increase from before. The Dual Motor variant now starts at $51,900. Both prices are before the applicable $1,400 destination charge and Federal Tax Credit valued at $7,500. - Polestar 2 Dual Motor gets a bump, with a preliminary estimated 260-mile US EPA range. This increase is thanks to software improvements, implementing an 11-mile increase from the 2022 model year. The 2023 Polestar 2 Single Motor model is still rated at 270 miles by EPA. - The US-spec Polestar 2 will have an upgraded heat pump designed for better cold-weather performance, new design options across the interior and exterior of the car, and a more advanced air quality sensor. - There's a new performance software upgrade for the Performance Pack for the 2023 model year. The upgrade adds 68 horsepower and 15 lb-ft of torque to the car. The Performance Pack is only available for the dual-motor variant, but will also be available to purchase as a separate software upgrade for both existing and future dual-motor cars, with and without the Performance Pack. Original Source : https://www.motor1.com/news/583855/2023-polestar-2-pricing-range/ 2022 BMW I4 M50 CALLED AN ELECTRIC M3 RIVAL BY DOUG DEMURO Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/583836/2022-bmw-i4-m50-called-electric-m3-rival-doug-demuro/ OSPREY TO EXPAND UK NETWORK WITH DC CHARGERS FROM TRITIUM   Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2022/05/03/osprey-to-expand-uk-network-with-dc-chargers-from-tritium/ AUCKLAND HARBOUR GOES ELECTRIC Original Source : https://www.electricvehiclesresearch.com/articles/26578/auckland-harbour-goes-electric OFFSHORE CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON DOGGER BANK OFFSHORE WIND FARM Original Source : https://www.windtech-international.com/projects-and-contracts/offshore-construction-begins-on-dogger-bank-offshore-wind-farm QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Returns on Monday 9th May! If you have a suggestions, let me know. Email me any feedback to: hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/ OCTOPUS ELECTRIC JUICE - MAKING PUBLIC CHARGING SIMPLE WITH ONE CARD, ONE MAP AND ONE APP MILLBROOKCOTTAGES.CO.UK – 5* LUXURY COTTAGES IN DEVON, JUMP IN THE HOT TUB WHILST YOUR EV CHARGES

    Briefly | 04 May 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 4:16

    On the podcast today: ·       VW's 2022 supply of EVs is ‘basically sold out' in the US and Europe ·       Volkswagen sold ~99k EVs out of 1.9M in Q1 ·       CARIAD Selects Qualcomm's Snapdragon Ride Platform ·       Ford Motor April U.S. Vehicle Sales Down 10.5%; Electric Vehicle Sales Up 139% ·       Mustang Mach-E Gets Boost ·       2023 Polestar 2 Pricing Increases, Updated EPA Range Announced ·       2022 BMW i4 M50 Called An Electric M3 Rival By Doug DeMuro ·       Osprey to expand UK network with DC chargers from Tritium ·       Auckland Harbour Goes Electric ·       Offshore construction begins on Dogger Bank offshore wind farm

    1454: 03 May 2022 | Rivian Wins $1.5 Billion Incentives for New Mega Plant

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 22:30

    Show #1454 Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily, you trusted source of EV information. It's Tuesday 3rd May, it's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. RIVIAN WINS $1.5 BILLION IN STATE INCENTIVES FOR GEORGIA PLANT - $1.5 billion in state and local incentives to build a massive plant near Atlanta, bolstering the company's production efforts despite local resistance to the project. - the biggest in Georgia history, consists of tax credits, abatements and subsidies like site preparation and job training support from the state, according to a statement by the Georgia Department of Economic Development on Monday. - Rivian will get $476 million in statutory tax credits if it fulfills its promise to create a total of 7,500 jobs by the end of 2028. If it doesn't, there are clawbacks to protect the taxpayer, said Pat Wilson, Georgia's commissioner of economic development. Georgia is putting in another $288 million in discretionary spending in the form of site preparation and job training programs. Tax abatements from the four counties hosting the plant make up the rest of the package -- about $700 million over 25 years. - Rivian's investment would be the biggest economic development project in Georgia since at least World War II. - Rivian has pledged to create more than 7,500 jobs, with the eventual goal of producing 450,000 vehicles annually at the site. Rivian will pay workers an average annual wage of $56,000, and the project will create nearly 8,000 indirect jobs, according to the state. Original Source : https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-05-02/rivian-wins-1-5-billion-in-state-incentives-for-georgia-plant RIVIAN'S RIPENING: EV AUTOMAKER BEGINS BUILDING CANADIAN SERVICE NETWORK - Rivian has started building its service network in Canada as the electric vehicle maker prepares to deliver its first vehicles in the Canadian market this summer. - Automotive News Canada reported Friday that Rivian has begun recruiting staff for its Vancouver service centre, though it would not elaborate on how many services centres it planned for Canada. - Rivian touts a network of Rivian-owned and Rivian-certified independent collision centres that handle bodywork and exterior damage. - R1T and R1S vehicles are scheduled to be delivered to Canadian customers this July. Original Source : https://www.collisionrepairmag.com/rivians-ripening-ev-automaker-begins-building-canadian-service-network/ EUROPE CAN SECURE ENOUGH BATTERY METALS FOR AN EV-DRIVEN FUTURE | AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE - Europe's dependence on Russian oil puts $285 million a day in Putin's pocket. If not Russia, we will be reliant on autocratic regimes such as Saudi Arabia or Iran unless we drastically cut our oil consumption. - Julia Poliscanova is senior director for vehicles and e-mobility at Transport & Environment. - Some claim that ramping up electrification in the 2020s is not possible because there are not enough metals such as lithium available to build the lithium-ion batteries that propel them. A new T&E report, out today, shows that wrong political priorities, not raw material shortages, are the problem. - The maximum volumes of battery quality nickel (nickel sulfate) and lithium (both hydroxide and carbonate) expected to be mined and refined globally until 2025 are enough to produce 14 million electric cars already next year. - This is 55 percent more than the amount of EVs forecast by LMC Automotive to be sold globally in 2023. - Even if the raw materials market becomes tighter by 2025, 21 million battery electric cars can be produced in that year, still almost 50 percent more than market forecasts. - This shows that the electric car market is not constrained by the supply of raw materials - Rather, it is the European car CO2 regulation that dictates how many EVs automakers make. - China and its companies are in a race to secure global lithium assets and expand battery production at home and abroad. Meanwhile the U.S. has invoked the Defense Production Act to boost the supply of critical raw materials. - Instead, Europe is flying to Qatar and Iran and is using its diplomatic muscle to secure oil and gas. Original Source : https://europe.autonews.com/guest-columnist/europe-can-secure-enough-battery-metals-ev-driven-future ENOUGH NICKEL, LITHIUM FOR 14 MLN EVS IN 2023 - EUROPEAN CLIMATE GROUP - Prices of EV battery materials have soared over the last year, with battery-grade nickel breaking fresh records after the invasion of Ukraine as Russia is a major nickel producer. - Some analysts have warned of short-term battery-supply bottlenecks as the auto industry rapidly accelerates production of zero-emission cars, which could then be followed by a glut as a plethora of mining and battery plant projects come online. Original Source : https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/enough-nickel-lithium-14-mln-evs-2023-european-climate-group-2022-05-02/?taid=627076655d112f00014819b2 Tesla's second assembly line near Shanghai Gigafactory to add 450,000 units of annual capacity Original Source : https://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/3176473/teslas-second-assembly-line-near-shanghai-gigafactory-add TESLA SAYS IT WILL TURN SHANGHAI INTO 'THE WORLD'S LARGEST VEHICLE EXPORT HUB' WITH NEW FACTORY Original Source : https://electrek.co/2022/05/03/tesla-turn-shanghai-into-worlds-largest-vehicle-export-hub-factory/ ELON MUSK SAYS WORLD WILL CHOOSE BATTERIES OVER HYDROGEN Original Source : https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1520962641308823552 VOLVO HEAVY DUTY ELECTRIC TRUCK LINEUP NOW OFFICIALLY ON SALE Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/583557/volvo-fh-fm-fmx-electric-sales-start/ GM'S BARRA: "WE CAN REENTER EUROPE AS AN ALL-EV PLAYER." Original Source : https://eu.freep.com/story/money/cars/general-motors/2022/05/03/gms-barra-we-can-reenter-europe-all-ev-player/9620090002/ CHINA EV GIANT BYD SALES HIT RECORD HIGH, DEFYING COVID LOCKDOWNS Original Source : https://www.investors.com/news/nio-stock-li-auto-xpeng-byd-china-ev-sales-april-covid-lockdowns/ VOLKSWAGEN SUBSIDIARY SKODA'S ELECTRIC ENYAQ MIGHT BE TOO SUCCESSFUL Original Source : https://www.forbes.com/sites/neilwinton/2022/05/03/volkswagen-subsidiary-skodas-electric-enyaq-might-be-too-successful/?sh=8be709648599 QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Returns on Monday 9th May! If you have a suggestions, let me know. Email me any feedback to: hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/ OCTOPUS ELECTRIC JUICE - MAKING PUBLIC CHARGING SIMPLE WITH ONE CARD, ONE MAP AND ONE APP MILLBROOKCOTTAGES.CO.UK – 5* LUXURY COTTAGES IN DEVON, JUMP IN THE HOT TUB WHILST YOUR EV CHARGES

    Briefly | 03 May 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 4:16

    On the podcast today: ·       Rivian Wins $1.5 Billion in State Incentives for Georgia Plant ·       Rivian's Ripening: EV automaker begins building Canadian service network ·       Europe can secure enough battery metals for an EV-driven future | Automotive News Europe ·       Enough nickel, lithium for 14 mln EVs in 2023 - European climate group ·       Tesla says it will turn Shanghai into 'the world's largest vehicle export hub' with new factory ·       Elon Musk Says World Will Choose Batteries Over Hydrogen ·       Volvo Heavy Duty Electric Truck Lineup Now Officially On Sale ·       GM's Barra: "We can reenter Europe as an all-EV player." ·       China EV Giant BYD Sales Hit Record High, Defying Covid Lockdowns ·       Volkswagen Subsidiary Skoda's Electric Enyaq Might Be Too Successful

    1453: 02 May 2022 | Rental Firms Keep Adding EVs To Fleets

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 21:19

    Show #1453 Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily, you trusted source of EV information. It's Monday 2nd May, it's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. 2023 MERCEDES-BENZ EQE SUV SPY SHOTS: MID-SIZE ELECTRIC SUV SPIED - Mercedes-Benz's EQE SUV mid-size electric SUV has been spied again, and this time we have video. - It's one of a handful of vehicles designed around the dedicated electric vehicle platform known as EVA, which debuted in the 2022 EQS full-size hatchback. - It will be built at Mercedes' plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where the EQS SUV is already in production. - The rear doors and trunk section don't stretch as long here, compared to the EQS SUV. The front overhang of the EQE SUV is also shorter, and its hood positioned not quite as high. - Expect the EQE SUV at launch to have a similar powertrain setup to the EQE sedan. This means the standard setup should feature a 90-kilowatt-hour battery and a single motor at the rear delivering 288 hp and 391 lb-ft of torque. A more powerful setup with a motor also at the front axle for all-wheel drive should also be on offer, and you can count on all-wheel steering making the cut, possibly as a standard feature in the U.S. Original Source : https://www.motorauthority.com/news/1133845_2023-mercedes-benz-eqe-suv-spy-shots-video BIDEN ADMINISTRATION BEGINS $3 BILLION PLAN FOR ELECTRIC CAR BATTERIES - The Biden administration plans to begin a $3.1 billion effort on Monday to spur the domestic production of advanced batteries, which are essential to its plan to speed the adoption of electric vehicles and renewable energy. - Currently, lithium, cobalt and other minerals needed for electric car batteries and energy storage are processed primarily in Asia. China alone controls nearly 80 percent of the world's processing and refining of those critical minerals. - Senator Joe Manchin III, Democrat of West Virginia, a crucial vote for potential climate legislation in the evenly divided Senate, said last month that he had “grave concerns about moving toward an E.V.-only future” because China controls the minerals needed for car batteries. - The funding is aimed at companies that can create new, retrofitted or expanded processing facilities as well as battery recycling programs, officials with the Department of Energy said. The grants will be funded through the $1 trillion infrastructure law, which includes more than $7 billion to improve the domestic battery supply chain. - In April, President Biden invoked the Defense Production Act to give the government more avenues to provide support for the mining, processing and recycling of critical materials, such as lithium, nickel, cobalt, graphite and manganese. - Between electric vehicles and grid storage, the market for lithium-ion batteries in the United States is expected to increase by a factor of 20 to 30 in the next decade but a secure domestic supply chain is needed Original Source : https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/02/climate/biden-electric-car-batteries.html STELLANTIS PLANS $2.8 BILLION EV OVERHAUL OF CANADIAN FACTORIES - Stellantis will invest about $2.8 billion to overhaul two Canadian factories to build fully electric and hybrid vehicles, the company said on Monday, as part of its $35 billion global commitment to electrification and related initiatives - The revamp will allow the automaker to build such versions of several of its upcoming models using new “multi-energy” architectures. The company also will add a battery lab to its existing research and development facility in Windsor, Ontario, creating 650 new jobs. - Retooling of the company's Windsor assembly plant is expected to begin in 2023 - Stellantis didn't say which models the revamped factories will be building - Stellantis and Korean battery giant LG Energy Solution announced in March that they will together spend $4.1 billion to build a major EV battery factory in Windsor. That investment is expected to create 2,500 new jobs, the companies said at the time. Original Source : https://www.cnbc.com/2022/05/02/stellantis-plans-2point8-billion-ev-overhaul-of-canadian-factories.html 1.45 MILLION ELECTRIFY AMERICA CHARGING SESSIONS IN 2021 - Electrify America provided 1.45 million customer electric vehicle (EV) charging sessions in 2021 which highlights the rapid deployment of it charging stations across the United States.  By comparison, the company recorded 268,000 customer EV charging session in 2020. - Electrify America estimates that EV drivers avoided the use of 5.7 million gallons of gas while travelling more than 145 million electric vehicle miles. The company dispensed 41.4 gigawatt-hours of energy to power customer's electric vehicles in 2021. - Electrify America has 800 EV charging stations and about 3,500 individual chargers open or with construction completed. The largest, open ultra-fast DC charging network features up to 150 kilowatts (kW) and 350 kW chargers, some of the fastest speeds available today. - Electrify America expects to have more than 1,800 total charging stations with over 10,000 chargers in the United States and Canada by 2026. Original Source : https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/electrify-america-registers-1-45-million-customer-electric-vehicle-charging-sessions-in-2021-compared-to-268-000-sessions-in-2020--301537567.html TOYOTA REALLY WASTED ITS SHARE OF EV TAX CREDITS - Toyota, which was a pioneer in America with the hybrid Prius before later not bothering much with all-electric cars due to an unseemly obsession with fuel-cell tech, is just about through with cars that are eligible for the federal tax credit. All for a bunch of boring plug-in hybrids. - Bloomberg says that Toyota has sold nearly 200,000, the threshold for which afterward the federal tax credits will phase out, which is what has already happened to Tesla and GM. - Demand for Toyota's plug-in hybrid vehicles has steadily grown, especially as gasoline prices have surged past $4 a gallon, pushing up its cumulative sales of eligible vehicles to 183,000 as of the end of 2021, according to an analysis by BloombergNEF. The company reported sales of another 8,421 plug-in hybrid and electric cars in the first quarter. - “We're planning for it, because Tesla's out, and General Motors is out, and we'll be out probably in the second quarter,” Bob Carter, Toyota Motor North America's executive vice president of sales, said in a recent interview. “When you're out, you enter a step-down phase down, so we're planning for that.” - Bloomberg says that Nissan is about 34,000 Leafs away from crossing the threshold, while Ford is around 43,000 EVs away, though it seems likely that Ford will get there quicker than Nissan, given all the new EVs Ford is making. Original Source : https://jalopnik.com/toyota-really-wasted-its-share-of-ev-tax-credits-1848869981 CATL REMAINS WORLD'S LARGEST EV BATTERY MAKER IN Q1 2022 - In the first quarter of 2022, the global shipment of batteries reached 95,1 GWh, which corresponds to a 93,3 percent increase year-on-year, according to a report released by Seoul-based SNE Research. 1.       CATL: 33,3 GWh (35 %) 2.       LG Energy Solution: 15,1 GWh (15,9 %) 3.       BYD: 10,5 GWh (11,9 %) 4.       Panasonic: 9,4 GWh (9,9 %) 5.       SK On: 6,3 GWh (6,6 %) - Chinese battery makers have been riding the LFP (LiFePO4) wave to gain market share, while Japanese and Korean makers still don't mass produce cobalt-free EV batteries. However, the Korean companies – LG and SK – are already developing LFP battery cells and could soon announce their mass production… - Panasonic is still suffering for relying on producing almost exclusively cylindrical cells for a sole customer (Tesla) for such long time. - CATL is determined to stay on the top and will start mass producing sodium-ion batteries in 2023. Original Source : https://pushevs.com/2022/05/02/catl-remains-world-largest-ev-battery-maker-in-q1-2022/ CHINA'S EV BUYERS MAY RECEIVE CASH SUBSIDIES FROM LOCAL GOVERNMENTS Original Source : https://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/3176276/electric-cars-chinas-ev-buyers-may-receive-cash-subsidies RENTAL FIRMS ARE ADDING EVS. HERE'S HOW THAT MAY AID CONSUMER ADOPTION Original Source : https://eu.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/2022/05/02/car-rental-companies-add-electric-vehicles-fleet/7334798001/ NORWAY HAS A WHOPPING 13 KWH OF EV BATTERY STORAGE PER HOUSEHOLD Original Source : https://www.solarquotes.com.au/blog/norway-ev-batteries/ TESLA SHANGHAI RESUMES 80% PRODUCTION AT GIGA FACTORY Original Source : https://www.investing.com/news/stock-market-news/tesla-shanghai-resumes-80-production-at-giga-factory-432SI-2815086 QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Returns on Monday 9th May! If you have a suggestions, let me know. Email me any feedback to: hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. 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    Briefly | 02 May 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 4:16

    On the podcast today: ·       2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV spy shots: Mid-size electric SUV spied ·       Biden Administration Begins $3 Billion Plan for Electric Car Batteries ·       Stellantis plans $2.8 billion EV overhaul of Canadian factories ·       1.45 million Electrify America Charging Sessions in 2021 ·       Toyota Really Wasted Its Share Of EV Tax Credits ·       CATL remains world's largest EV battery maker in Q1 2022 ·       China's EV buyers may receive cash subsidies from local governments ·       Rental firms are adding EVs. Here's how that may aid consumer adoption ·       Norway Has A Whopping 13 kWh Of EV Battery Storage Per Household ·       Tesla Shanghai Resumes 80% Production at Giga Factory

    1452: 01 May 2022 | New EV Cannonball Record + QOTW Answers

    Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2022 23:15

    Show #1452 Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily, you trusted source of EV information. It's Sunday 1st May, it's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Welcome to a brand new Premium Partner - MILLBROOKCOTTAGES.CO.UK – 5* luxury cottages in Devon, jump in the hot tub whilst your ev charges. Enjoy an eco weekend away in a stunning location. FORD F-150 LIGHTNING HOME INTEGRATION SYSTEM TO COST $3,895 - If Ford F-150 Lightning owners want to access the vehicle's Intelligent Backup Power feature to power their homes during outages they need two main items; besides the F-150 Lightning, of course. - First, they need the Ford Charge Station Pro, an 80-amp charging station that comes standard with all F-150 Lightning with the Extended Range battery pack. Owners that have the Standard Range battery can purchase the Ford Charge Station Pro from their Ford dealership for $1,310.00. - Secondly, they need the Home Integration System, which consists of an inverter, a transfer switch, and a small battery to power the system temporarily when the main power goes out. Until now, the cost of the Home Integration System was not known. However, thanks to Ford's Director of Charging & Energy Services, Matthew Stover's LinkedIn post, we now have the answer. - The Home Integration System will be sold exclusively through Ford's partner, Sunrun, and cost $3,895.00. That's very reasonable in our opinion, especially when the other component needed to access the Intelligent Backup Power System, the Ford Charge Station Pro, will come standard with the vehicle for many F-150 Lightning owners. - Intelligent Backup Power System can deliver up to 9.6 kW to the home Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/583042/f150-lightning-home-integration-system-pricing/ DUELING ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLES SET NEW RECORD IN DARING RACE ACROSS THE US   Original Source : https://electrek.co/2022/05/01/dueling-electric-motorcycles-set-new-cannonball-run-record-in-daring-race-across-the-us/ VOLTA ZERO 7.5- AND 12-TON ELECTRIC TRUCKS REVEALED Original Source : https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a39871344/volta-zero-75-12-ton-ev-trucks/ THE ALL-ELECTRIC FIAT 500E GETS SOME SERIOUS ATTITUDE Original Source : https://carbuzz.com/news/the-all-electric-fiat-500e-gets-some-serious-attitude TESLA'S MCU 2 WILL LIKELY NOT BE UPGRADEABLE TO MCU 3 Original Source : https://www.notateslaapp.com/news/760/tesla-s-mcu-2-will-likely-not-be-upgradeable-to-mcu-3 THE ELECTRIC VEHICLE SEX WAR: WHY WOMEN GET MORE RANGE THAN MEN   · Original Source : https://www.telegraph.co.uk/cars/features/electric-vehicle-sex-war-women-get-range-men/ QUESTION OF THE WEEK ADRIAN BOND For any electrical gadget the minimum I would expect to get with it is the minimum needed to operate it. Nobody wants to unwrap the latest toy on Christmas Morning and then start looking for batteries! There will be tears

    Briefly | 01 May 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2022 4:16

    On the podcast today: ·       Ford F-150 Lightning Home Integration System To Cost $3,895 ·       Dueling electric motorcycles set new record in daring race across the US ·       Volta Zero 7.5- and 12-Ton Electric Trucks Revealed ·       The All-Electric Fiat 500e Gets Some Serious Attitude ·       Tesla's MCU 2 will likely not be upgradeable to MCU 3 ·       The Electric Vehicle sex war: why women get more range than men

    1451: Ford F-150 Lightning REAL Specs Are Better Than Promised

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2022 22:49

    Show #1451 Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily, you trusted source of EV information. It's Saturday 30th April, it's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. THE FORD F-150 LIGHTNING ELECTRIC TRUCK HAS MORE POWER THAN WE THOUGHT! - Ford just announced that the power and payload ratings it had specified for the Lightning pickup are wrong. Luckily, they're "wrong" in the right direction—meaning the final horsepower and payload figures for the F-150 Lightning area actually better than expected. - originally was quoted as offering 426 hp with the standard-range pack and 563 with the juicier extended-range setup. Ford now says the standard-range model packs 452 hp, up 26 hp from Ford's "targeted" number, and the extended-range version doles out a mighty 580 hp, up 17 hp - it makes the standard-range Lightning the most powerful F-150 pickup ever - Ford also says the F-150 Lightning's payload figures have been revised upward, though less impressively so than the horsepower numbers. Certain, unspecified versions of the Lightning can "now haul an extra 235 pounds," per Ford, lifting the maximum one of the electric trucks can carry to 2,235 pounds. · Original Source : https://www.motortrend.com/news/2022-f-150-lightning-revised-power-payload-ratings/ FORD'S NEXT-GEN ELECTRIC TRUCK WILL HAVE ACTIVE AERO, MORE RANGE - Ford launched the F-150 Lightning earlier this week, and company CEO Jim Farley hinted at what is to come next. He let slip that the company's Tennessee manufacturing facility would produce a different type of F-Series pickup when production started there in a few years. - he did speak with Laycee from the Miss GoElectric YouTube Channel, who revealed on the latest InsideEVs.com podcast episode (34:44 mark) that the new pickup would have a radical design that some could find controversial. - Farley told her that the new electric pickup would feature active and deployable aero similar to a semi-truck, with the design focusing on maximizing efficiency. - The new truck would allegedly cost about $7,000 more than the F-150 Lightning and offer about 100 miles more of range. That means the Ford could offer 400-plus miles (643-plus kilometers). The current F-150 Lightning can deliver up to 320 miles (514 km). Ford has spent the last two years developing this new truck. - Ford will produce the new pickup at its manufacturing complex in Tennessee. - Blue Oval City, will produce the next generation of electric F-Series trucks and batteries. The site will have three gigafactories. The complex will see operations begin in 2025, so it could be a bit before we see this new pickup. Original Source : https://www.motor1.com/news/582926/ford-next-electric-truck-aero-range/ LUCID CEO MADE OVER $260 MILLION IN PERFORMANCE-BASED AWARDS IN 2021 - Lucid Group CEO Peter Rawlinson earned more than $260 million in performance-based awards last year - In March 2021, Lucid Group's board awarded Rawlinson about 13.8 million time-based units of stock that vest over four years beginning at the end of 2021, plus 16 million performance-based stock units. - The entire award was valued by the company at a whopping $556 million, according to a filing on April 28. Rawlinson's $263 million payday is one of the largest compensation packages paid to any executive in 2021. - The company's market value remained high enough over a six-month period for Rawlinson to collect four of the five tranches of performance-based units, according to the filing. - Lucid Group recently said it needed more cash to fund its plans, which include a second factory in Saudi Arabia, expected to open in 2025. The company raised $2 billion in convertible debt in December, but Bloomberg Intelligence forecasts that the startup may have to sell more stock to raise the necessary funds. Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/583003/lucid-ceo-made-over-260-million-usd-performance-based-awards-2021/ SHELL AWARDS ANOTHER CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE FRAMEWORK CONTRACT TO ABB - ABB has signed a new global framework agreement with Shell to supply its complete portfolio of AC and DC charging stations. The products range from the AC wallbox for homes, businesses and retail to the Terra 360 HPC charging point. - Shell reportedly intends to operate 500,000 charging points worldwide by 2025. By 2030, this number is to increase to 2.5 million. To achieve this, the oil company needs one thing above all: lots of charging points. Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2022/04/29/shell-awards-another-charging-infrastructure-framework-contract-to-abb/ - Shell does not provide any further details on this in the strategy, so it is unclear which markets they will cover with how many charge points. Going by past activities, Shell has been active in several markets, reaching across Europe and even Canada. Recent acquisitions or attempts include NEw Motion and Ubitricity and Shell is a partner of Ionity. Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2021/02/12/shell-to-install-half-a-million-charge-points-by-2025/ BIG OIL WANTS A PIECE OF THE ELECTRIC VEHICLE PIE - The likes of Shell, TotalEnergies, ExxonMobil, Equinor, and BP are all backing EV projects as they expand their portfolios to include non-traditional energy sectors. - In Europe, Shell has been just one of the oil majors to expand its EV charging network over the last year. Shell's subsidiary, ubitricity – standing for ubiquitous electricity – is using innovative technologies to enhance access to EV charging stations by powering cars across cities through lamp posts. Shell's public charging network, Shell Recharge, expects to have over 500,000 charging points globally by 2025, establishing locations across supermarkets, street-charging points, and EV hubs. - Shell is also leading by example by establishing an EV charging hub in London, replacing its petrol and diesel pumps with ultra-rapid 175kW charge points - Last year, Equinor also announced a $130-million investment in Solid Power, a U.S. firm developing all-solid-state batteries (ASSBs) for electric vehicles. The BMW Group and Ford have also partnered with Solid Power to acquire ASSBs for their new EV models. Equinor believes the development of ASSBs could provide lower-cost EV batteries to the market. - This April, BP sent EV stock soaring with the announcement of a multi-year contract with Tritium. Tritium will provide almost 1,000 chargers for the U.K., Australian, and New Zealand markets. Original Source : https://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/Big-Oil-Wants-A-Piece-Of-The-Electric-Vehicle-Pie.html BYD IS CLOSER TO 1 TWH THAN TESLA: CAPACITY ALREADY SURPASSED 500 GWH - In April 2020, Elon Musk suggested Tesla plants would not be named Gigafactories anymore. They would be called Terafactories, implying they would deliver more than 1 TWh in battery packs. With the 4680 cell delays, BYD is closer to achieving 1 TWh than Tesla. - Bridget McCarthy mapped all the cell plants BYD currently has and concluded it has an amazing installed capacity above 500 GWh. To be more precise, we're talking about 522 GWh, which is not counting a huge battery factory planned for Europe and some other plants – such as Huangpi, in Wuhan – that still have not disclosed how many cells they will be able to manufacture. - Tesla planned to make 100 GWh at Giga Nevada but would be delivering around 30 GWh. Most of its cars now need suppliers such as LG Energy Solution and CATL, which provides Tesla with LFP cells. - The list provided by the financial analyst at Snow Capital is impressive. Original Source : https://www.autoevolution.com/news/byd-is-closer-to-1-twh-than-tesla-capacity-already-surpassed-500-gwh-187738.html Bridget McCarthy on Twitter: “In less than a week, 12 different business units within BYD completely shifted to mask production. In just five weeks, BYD went from producing zero masks, to being the WORLD'S LARGEST SURGICAL MASK PRODUCER. By May, BYD was producing over 50M masks per day. - In a matter of days, BYD's designers drew more than 400 renderings of mask machines, the electronics group prepared the necessary parts, & 3,000 engineers from 13 business divisions started building. A week later, BYD was producing masks to be sent around the world. - The teams (i.e. battery business unit vs. logistics department) competed to have the highest daily mask output. BYD yanked battery engineers from the then-top-secret Blade battery project to oversee mask production, one of whom continually topped the “dragon and tiger list”. Original Source : https://twitter.com/bridgemccarthy_/status/1359613174958407680 SERBIA INKS $200 MLN DEAL WITH STELLANTIS TO PRODUCE ELECTRIC CARS Original Source : https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/serbia-inks-200-mln-deal-with-stellantis-produce-electric-cars-2022-04-28/ CHEAPER TESLA MOBILE CONNECTOR NOW LISTED IN VEHICLE CONFIGURATOR Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/583024/cheaper-testa-mobile-connector-now-listed-vehicle-configurator/ JOE MANCHIN CALLS EV TAX CREDITS “LUDICROUS” IN SENATE HEARING Original Source : https://arstechnica.com/cars/2022/04/west-virginas-manchin-stands-in-way-of-ludicrous-ev-tax-credits/ HOW NEW ENERGY VEHICLES FIND THEIR MARKET IN RURAL CHINA Original Source : https://news.cgtn.com/news/2022-04-30/How-new-energy-vehicles-find-their-market-in-rural-China-19E67ADnaww/index.html VW, BMW, MERCEDES SEEK ALTERNATIVES TO GAS AND OIL AMID THREAT OF RUSSIAN EMBARGO Original Source : https://europe.autonews.com/automakers/vw-bmw-mercedes-seek-alternatives-gas-and-oil-amid-threat-russian-embargo QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM What cables should or shouldn't  come with a new or used EV? Email me any feedback to: hello@evnewsdaily.com 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. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/ OCTOPUS ELECTRIC JUICE - MAKING PUBLIC CHARGING SIMPLE WITH ONE CARD, ONE MAP AND ONE APP

    Briefly | 30 Apr 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2022 4:16

    On the podcast today: ·       The Ford F-150 Lightning Electric Truck Has More Power Than We Thought! ·       Ford's Next-Gen Electric Truck Will Have Active Aero, More Range ·       Lucid CEO Made Over $260 Million In Performance-Based Awards In 2021 ·       Shell awards another charging infrastructure framework contract to ABB ·       Big Oil Wants A Piece Of The Electric Vehicle Pie ·       BYD Is Closer to 1 TWh Than Tesla: Capacity Already Surpassed 500 GWh ·       Serbia inks $200 mln deal with Stellantis to produce electric cars ·       Cheaper Tesla Mobile Connector Now Listed In Vehicle Configurator ·       Joe Manchin calls EV tax credits “ludicrous” in Senate hearing ·       How new energy vehicles find their market in rural China ·       VW, BMW, Mercedes seek alternatives to gas and oil amid threat of Russian embargo

    1450: Tesla Model 3 was Europe's best selling car in March

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 26:42

    Show #1450 Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily, you trusted source of EV information. It's Friday 29th April, it's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. ELON MUSK DUMPS $8.5B IN TESLA STOCK AHEAD OF TWITTER BUY - Elon Musk has sold off a whopping $8.5 billion in Tesla stock this week as he prepares to acquire Twitter for $44 billion – but he insists that the rest of his stake in the electric car maker will remain untouched for now. - Securities filings revealed Friday that Musk sold 5.2 million Tesla shares via open-market transactions that occurred on Thursday. That brings the total to 9.6 million shares after earlier disclosures detailed earlier stock sales worth $4 billion on Tuesday and Wednesday. - The stock sales in total amounted to 5% of his stake in Tesla - Musk still owns nearly 16% of Tesla shares, according to FactSet data cited by the Wall Street Journal. Original Source : https://nypost.com/2022/04/29/elon-musk-dumps-8-5b-in-tesla-stock-ahead-of-twitter-buy/ ANNUAL MEETING: MERCEDES-BENZ CONTINUES ITS SUCCESSFUL TRANSFORMATION - Focusing on electric vehicles and growing the top-end segment at Mercedes-Benz has paid off. Four figures illustrate this transformation: Group sales of the top-end models increased by 30%, sales of electric passenger cars increased by 64%, sales of electric Vans 118% and adjusted EBIT of the Mercedes-Benz Group grew by 123%. - This year the company expects to make further progress toward its long-term strategic goal of CO2 neutrality. With the EQS SUV, EQE SUV, EQT and eCitan models more than 10 fully electric vehicles will have been presented by the end of 2022. Moreover, with the Ambition2039, Mercedes-Benz Cars has set itself the target of reaching an important milestone as early as 2030 on the road to CO2 neutrality: to halve CO2 emissions compared with 2020 levels. Here, the most important levers are electrifying the vehicle fleet, charging with green power, improving battery technology and by extensively using recycled materials and renewable energy in production sites. Potential CO2 emissions are also evaluated as a criterion when contracts are awarded to potential suppliers. - Mercedes-Benz plans to cover more than 70% of its energy requirements in production with renewable energy sources by 2030. Original Source : https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220428006027/en/Annual-Meeting-Mercedes-Benz-Continues-Its-Successful-Transformation 62% OF 2017 TO 2019 CHEVROLET BOLTS HAVE HAD THEIR BATTERY REPLACED - Chevrolet is now in the process of replacing the battery packs of the Bolt EV and Bolt EUV, as these two models' original pack was had defects that could cause a fire - 18 such incidents were officially confirmed and linked to bad batteries. The manufacturer began replacing the battery packs of all affected vehicles from the 2017 through 2022 model years, and it looks like it's prioritizing older cars first. - Chevrolet has already replaced the battery pack in 62 percent of affected Bolts built under the 2017 through 2019 model years. Chevy says that last quarter it changed 26,952 battery packs. - Another document issued for 2021 through 2022 model year affected Chevy Bolts shows that these newer cars haven't received new batteries yet - just 701 swaps were performed out of a total 52,414 pool of affected vehicles. - Owners of Bolt EVs equipped with the new battery are also reporting a range increase with the fresh pack. When our own Tom Moloughney took part in a range test of a Bolt with a newly replaced battery, he found that post swap it was able to travel for around 13.5 percent longer than before. Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/582844/report-chevrolet-bolt-battery-replacement/ JAGUAR OWNER TATA MOTORS EYES CHIPMAKING, PLANS FOR AN EV BATTERY FACTORY - Besides making chips, plans to manufacture batteries for electric vehicles will also be announced soon - Tata Group are aligned to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's attempts to make India a leader in semiconductor production and reduce its reliance on imports amid global chain disruptions. - “Supply chain is getting very precarious and uncertain,” said Shailesh Chandra, managing director at Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles in an interview on Friday. Lockdowns in China have worsened the visibility of semiconductors and the logistics have become the next challenge for Tata Motors given the lack of availability of containers, he said. - The impact of the chip shortage is more “acute” in electric vehicles than gasoline models, Chandra said. The waiting period for electric vehicles at Tata Motors could be as much as six months, compared with four months for cars with internal combustion engines, he said. - Tata's foray into semiconductor making will also help its group firm, Tata Motors, which makes the iconic Jaguar Land Rover brands and has suffered due to these shortages. - also announced plans to launch its first-ever pure electric car by 2025. The five-seater Avinya will have no gasoline variants, Chandra told reporters in a briefing on Friday. - Tata Motors currently sells two battery-powered models, the Nexon EV and Tigor EV, but these cars also have variants that run on fossil fuels. Original Source : https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-04-29/jaguar-owner-eyes-chipmaking-plans-for-an-ev-battery-factory THE US GENERATED A RECORD 18% OF ITS ELECTRICITY FROM WIND AND SOLAR IN MARCH - Last month, the US generated 18% of its electricity from wind and solar (59 TWh) for the first time. That beat the previous record set in March 2021 (53 TWh) - In 2015, the US generated just 5.7% of its electricity from wind and solar (229.8 TWh). By 2021, it had more than doubled that, reaching 13% of its electricity from wind and solar (543.5 TWh). - Wind and solar were the fastest-growing forms of electricity worldwide for the 17th year in a row in 2021 and are projected to be the backbone of the future electricity system. - Many European countries already produced more than 25% of their electricity from wind and solar in 2021, including Germany, Spain, and the UK, which is helping to rapidly reduce their reliance on imported fossil fuels from Russia Original Source : https://electrek.co/2022/04/28/the-us-generated-a-record-18-of-its-electricity-from-wind-and-solar-in-march/ TESLA MODEL 3 WAS EUROPE'S BEST SELLING CAR IN MARCH 2022 - The Tesla Model 3 was the number one selling car across Europe in March, even when taking internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles into account. - According to the figures from JATO Dynamics, the electric sedan took the top spot with 23,013 registrations last month. While that was a slight 3% drop from the same time period in 2021, it was 50% higher than March 2020 - The Model Y was close behind in third place with 18,968 registrations last month. - When looking at just battery electric vehicles (BEVs), the Model 3 and Model Y were easily the most popular choice in Europe, accumulating 41,981 registrations combined. - The closest competition came from the Fiat 500 (6,579), Kia Niro (5,217), and Volkswagen ID.4 (5,009). - “The shift in favour to low emissions vehicles was particularly prevalent in countries such as Switzerland (which had a 28% EV market share vs 14% diesel market share), the UK (23% vs 10%), France (21% vs 16%) and Belgium (24% vs 19%), in addition to the well established trends seen in Norway, Sweden, Netherlands and Denmark,” JATO said. Original Source : https://driveteslacanada.ca/model-3/tesla-model-3-europes-best-selling-car-march-2022/ 16 STATES SUE POSTAL SERVICE OVER GAS-POWERED MAIL TRUCKS   Original Source : https://www.axios.com/usps-states-lawsuit-electric-vehicles-environment-73e9ed1a-e6b2-4d60-a549-bf6578340fbb.html HOW THE FORMULA E GEN3 IS SHAPING UP TO BE THE WORLD'S MOST EFFICIENT RACE CAR Original Source : https://thenextweb.com/news/formula-e-gen3-claims-to-be-the-worlds-most-efficient-race-car LEVC CELEBRATES SALE OF 5000TH TX ELECTRIC TAXI IN LONDON Original Source : https://www.greentechprogress.com/articles/26562/levc-celebrates-sale-of-5000th-tx-electric-taxi-in-london NEW 14-SEAT ELECTRIC COMMUTER BUS LANDS IN AUSTRALIA Original Source : https://thedriven.io/2022/04/29/new-14-seat-electric-commuter-bus-lands-in-australia/ EX CHARGEMASTER CEO DAVID MARTELL LAUNCHES INTUITIVE HOME CHARGER EVIOS ONE Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2022/04/28/ex-chargemaster-ceo-david-martell-launches-intuitive-home-charger-evios-one/ KIA INITIATES ‘PURPOSE-BUILT VEHICLE' STRATEGY WITH LAUNCH OF NIRO PLUS   Original Source : https://www.kianewscenter.com/news/all/kia-initiates--purpose-built-vehicle--strategy-with-launch-of-niro-plus/s/5c20e40b-12a3-452d-b353-439c1ad15f1e USED EV MARKET SET TO CHANGE WITH NEW BATTERY WARRANTIES Original Source : https://www.theglobeandmail.com/drive/mobility/article-used-ev-market-set-to-change-with-new-battery-warranties/ QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM What cables should or shouldn't  come with a new or used EV? Email me any feedback to: hello@evnewsdaily.com 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. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/ OCTOPUS ELECTRIC JUICE - MAKING PUBLIC CHARGING SIMPLE WITH ONE CARD, ONE MAP AND ONE AP

    Briefly | 29 Apr 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 4:16

    On the podcast today: ·       Elon Musk dumps $8.5B in Tesla stock ahead of Twitter buy ·       Annual Meeting: Mercedes-Benz Continues Its Successful Transformation ·       62% Of 2017 To 2019 Chevrolet Bolts Have Had Their Battery Replaced ·       Jaguar Owner Tata Motors Eyes Chipmaking, Plans for an EV Battery Factory ·       The US generated a record 18% of its electricity from wind and solar in March ·       Tesla Model 3 was Europe's best selling car in March 2022 ·       16 states sue Postal Service over gas-powered mail trucks ·       How the Formula E Gen3 is shaping up to be the world's most efficient race car ·       LEVC Celebrates Sale of 5000th TX Electric Taxi in London ·       New 14-seat electric commuter bus lands in Australia ·       Ex Chargemaster CEO David Martell launches intuitive home charger Evios One ·       Kia initiates ‘purpose-built vehicle' strategy with launch of Niro Plus ·       Used EV market set to change with new battery warranties

    1449: VW ID.Buzz Could Be Built At Expanded Chattanooga Plant

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 20:28

    Show #1449 Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily, you trusted source of EV information. It's Thursday 28th  April, it's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. VW SAID TO CONSIDER BUILDING ID. BUZZ, ELECTRIC PICKUP IN THE US - Ever since Volkswagen unveiled the ID. Buzz in early March, the automaker constantly had to answer questions regarding the possibility that the electric van will also be made in the United States. - reports claim that Volkswagen is considering an expansion of its Chattanooga plant in Tennessee. A source close to the matter told Reuters that the automaker plans to build an electric pickup and the ID. Buzz at the new facility. - VW has not confirmed plans for an electric pickup yet, although VW Group CEO Herbert Diess and VW of America CEO Scott Keogh have vaguely hinted at such plans. - The report ties in with another one from Germany's Manager Magazin from earlier today. The publication wrote that Volkswagen was planning to build a second production plant in the US that would increase its annual capacity to up to 600,000 vehicles. - VW Group announced on March 21 that it plans to invest at least $7.1 billion in North America over the next five years. Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/582632/vw-said-to-consider-building-id-buzz-electric-pickup-us/ VOLKSWAGEN REPORTEDLY CONSIDERING A SECOND US PRODUCTION SITE PLUS NEW BATTERY CELL PLANT - With competitors like Nissan, General Motors, and Ford Motor Co. all manufacturing EVs in the state of Tennessee, it is very quickly becoming a mecca for electrification in the US and could soon be number one, according to the head of the Tennessee Valley Authority. - Current ID.4 production capacity in Chattanooga is expected to be from 100,000 to 120,000 units per year as the automaker adds a third production shift creating about 4,500 jobs. Combined with existing production for VW's Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport, the Chattanooga plant would essentially be maxed out. - The report also states that VW is considering a battery plant near the Chattanooga plant(s) as well. - According to VW exec Scott Keogh, the company's current plan is to source its EV battery cells from  SK Innovation at the new $2.6 billion factory it is building in Georgia. In terms of a potential US battery plant, Keogh said VW will need units. Original Source : https://electrek.co/2022/04/29/volkswagen-reportedly-considering-a-second-us-production-site-plus-new-battery-cell-plant/ VOLKSWAGEN & BP LAUNCH PARTNERSHIP TO ROLL-OUT EV FAST CHARGING IN EUROPE - Volkswagen Group and energy giant bp have launched a strategic partnership that will aim to boost the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) across Europe, unveiling the first charger in Dusseldorf, Germany. The partnership aims to rapidly building a fast charging network across Europe by 2024. - The roll-out will feature Volkswagen's Flexpole 150kW charging units, each of which feature two charge points, and an integrated battery storage system. - The Flexpole units can be directly connected to a low voltage grid which removes the requirement for a dedicated substation and costly construction work, while providing fast charging speeds of up to 150kW - The first phase of the roll-out will see up to an additional 4,000 charge points at bp's Aral retail sites in Germany and bp retail sites in the UK over the next 24 months. - bp's charging network will be integrated into Volkswagen, ŠKODA and Seat/Cupra in-car dashboards ensuring drivers can find their nearest charger seamlessly. Original Source : https://www.autofutures.tv/2022/04/28/volkswagen-bp-launch-partnership-to-roll-out-ev-fast-charging-in-europe/ USPS HIT BY CAROLYN MALONEY ON LIMITING ELECTRIC VEHICLE PURCHASES - he U.S. Postal Service used “faulty” assumptions in limiting its purchase of electric mail-delivery trucks in its $6 billion fleet replacement plan, a top House Democrat said Tuesday. - The postal service used a low gas price and assumed higher maintenance costs for an electric vehicle than for gas-powered, said Representative Carolyn Maloney, a New York Democrat who is pushing for the service to buy more battery-powered vehicles. - The service last month said it had doubled, to about 10,000, the number of electric vehicles in its initial order. The trucks will be among 50,000 Next Generation Delivery Vehicles from Wisconsin-based Oshkosh Corp. - Maloney referred to a Government Accountability Office report released Tuesday. The congressional watchdog said the postal service used a gas price that is almost $2 per gallon less than the current national average price of gas. - The Postal Service is moving forward over objections of the Biden administration with its $6 billion plan to purchase as many as 165,000 mail trucks over the next 10 years, with up to 90% of those running on gasoline instead of more climate-friendly batteries. Original Source : https://www.chicagobusiness.com/manufacturing/usps-hit-carolyn-maloney-limiting-electric-vehicle-purchases AMAZON POSTS A LOSS AS ONLINE SHOPPING SLOWS, STOCK TANKS Original Source : https://www.cnet.com/tech/services-and-software/amazon-posts-a-loss-as-online-shopping-slows-stock-tanks/ FORD CUTS 580 U.S. SALARIED, AGENCY WORKERS AS IT RESTRUCTURES FOR EVS Original Source : https://www.cnbc.com/2022/04/28/ford-cuts-580-us-salaried-agency-workers-as-it-restructures-for-evs.html MILITARY EVS ARE A NECESSARY AWAKENING — NOT ‘WOKENESS' Original Source : https://thehill.com/opinion/national-security/3469206-military-evs-are-a-necessary-awakening-not-wokeness/ HERTZ LAYS OUT 17 EUROPEAN ROAD TRIPS PERFECT FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLE DRIVERS Original Source : https://www.carscoops.com/2022/04/hertz-lays-out-17-european-road-trips-perfect-for-electric-vehicle-drivers/ RESEARCHERS FIND E-BIKES OUTPACING ELECTRIC CARS SALES IN THE U.S.   Original Source : https://www.bicycling.com/news/a39838840/ebikes-are-outpacing-electric-car-sales-in-the-us/ QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM What cables should or shouldn't  come with a new or used EV? Email me any feedback to: hello@evnewsdaily.com 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. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/ OCTOPUS ELECTRIC JUICE - MAKING PUBLIC CHARGING SIMPLE WITH ONE CARD, ONE MAP AND ONE APP

    Briefly | 28 Apr 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 4:17

    On the podcast today: ·       VW Said To Consider Building ID. Buzz, Electric Pickup In The US ·       Volkswagen reportedly considering a second US production site plus new battery cell plant ·       Volkswagen & bp Launch Partnership to Roll-out EV Fast Charging in Europe ·       usps HIT BY Carolyn Maloney on limiting electric vehicle purchases ·       Amazon Posts a Loss as Online Shopping Slows, Stock Tanks ·       Ford cuts 580 U.S. salaried, agency workers as it restructures for EVs ·       Military EVs are a necessary awakening — not ‘wokeness' ·       Hertz Lays Out 17 European Road Trips Perfect For Electric Vehicle Drivers ·       Researchers Find E-Bikes Outpacing Electric Cars Sales in the U.S.

    1448: Briefly | 27 Apr 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 4:16

    On the podcast today: ·       Ford Confirms Another All-Electric Pickup After The F-150 Lightning ·       Ford's $3.1 billion Q1 net loss tied to Rivian stock plunge ·       Amazon takes $7.6 billion loss on Rivian stake after EV company's stock plunge ·       Rivian announces new software features ·       GM Says It's Still Making Chevy Spark EV Batteries ·       Polestar 2 gets a fresh design ·       FreeWire Raises $125 Million From Investors ·       Aiways to use CATL's battery swapping system ·       My $3,500 Mitsubishi i-MiEV Proves 45 Miles of EV Range Might Be Enough ·       UAW Weighs in Against Connecticut Electric Vehicle Sales Bill ·       Lucid will sell up to 100,000 EVs to the Saudi government

    1448: 27 Apr 2022 | Rivian announces new software features

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 21:29

    Show #1448 Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily, you trusted source of EV information. It's Wednesday 27th April, it's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. FORD CONFIRMS ANOTHER ALL-ELECTRIC PICKUP AFTER THE F-150 LIGHTNING https://insideevs.com/news/582320/ford-confirms-another-electric-pickup/ FORD'S $3.1 BILLION Q1 NET LOSS TIED TO RIVIAN STOCK PLUNGE https://www.autonews.com/earnings-reports/ford-q1-earnings-31-billion-net-loss-tied-rivian-stock-plunge-execs-affirm-full AMAZON TAKES $7.6 BILLION LOSS ON RIVIAN STAKE AFTER EV COMPANY'S STOCK PLUNGE https://www.cnbc.com/2022/04/28/amazon-takes-7point6-billion-loss-on-rivian-stake-from-q1-stock-plunge.html RIVIAN ANNOUNCES NEW SOFTWARE FEATURES https://www.theverge.com/2022/4/27/23043536/rivian-ocean-coast-trim-production-delays-sand-mode-pet-dashcam GM SAYS IT'S STILL MAKING CHEVY SPARK EV BATTERIES https://www.pcmag.com/news/gm-reportedly-stops-making-chevy-spark-ev-batteries POLESTAR 2 GETS A FRESH DESIGN https://www.teslarati.com/polestar-2-design-updates-sustainability-ethical-cobalt-sourcing-batteries/ FREEWIRE RAISES $125 MILLION FROM INVESTORS https://www.wsj.com/articles/ev-charging-startup-freewire-raises-125-million-from-investors-including-blackrock-11651050000 AIWAYS TO USE CATL'S BATTERY SWAPPING SYSTEM https://www.electrive.com/2022/04/27/aiways-to-use-catls-battery-swapping-system/ MY $3,500 MITSUBISHI I-MIEV PROVES 45 MILES OF EV RANGE MIGHT BE ENOUGH https://www.thedrive.com/news/my-3500-mitsubishi-i-miev-proves-45-miles-of-ev-range-might-be-enough UAW WEIGHS IN AGAINST CONNECTICUT ELECTRIC VEHICLE SALES BILL https://ctnewsjunkie.com/2022/04/26/uaw-weighs-in-against-connecticut-electric-vehicle-sales-bill%EF%BF%BC/ LUCID WILL SELL UP TO 100,000 EVS TO THE SAUDI GOVERNMENT https://www.engadget.com/lucid-motors-nabs-deal-to-sell-up-to-100000-e-vs-to-saudi-arabia-134028550.html QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM What cables should or shouldn't  come with a new or used EV? Email me any feedback to: hello@evnewsdaily.com 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. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/ OCTOPUS ELECTRIC JUICE - MAKING PUBLIC CHARGING SIMPLE WITH ONE CARD, ONE MAP AND ONE APP

    1447: 26 Apr 2022 | Ford Beings Production of F-150 Lightning

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 18:09

    Show #1447 Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily, you trusted source of EV information. It's Tuesday 26th April, it's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Jim Farley on Twitter: "Happening now! #F150Lightning trucks are officially rolling off the line here at the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, Michigan

    Briefly | 26 Apr 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 4:16

    On the podcast today: ·       Ford Has Made 2,000 Electric F-150 Lightning Trucks ·       Ford CEO says automaker plans to challenge Tesla as global EV leader ·       Ford Has the Perfect EV Car to Conquer The Middle Class ·       VW to release an electric Amarok pickup ·       Used Tesla prices are out of control ·       VinFast VF8 Prototype First Drive: Half A World And Months Away ·       NIO's semi-solid-state battery supplier WeLion signs deal for 30,000 tons of cathode material ·       Honda launches electric vehicle developed in China ·       Volta Trucks reveals full-electric 7.5- and 12-tonne Volta Zero variants ·       KwikFit opens first e-mobility workshop, includes e-bikes ·       One in five UK car sales now of battery-electric vehicles

    1446: 25 Apr 2022 | Hyundai Updates IONIQ5 For 2023

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 17:59

    Show #1446 Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily, you trusted source of EV information. It's Monday 25th April, it's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. VOLKSWAGEN MAKES CHARGING EASIER AND MORE CONVENIENT - The volume brands Volkswagen, Cupra/Seat and ŠKODA are now offering simple tariffs for public charging, allowing customers to charge at fixed kilowatt-hour prices throughout the entire charging network. With this step, the company creates optimal cost transparency. - In the future, customers will have the choice between three basic tariffs, each with fixed prices per kilowatt hour charged. The new tariffs apply to customers of We Charge (Volkswagen), Powerpass (ŠKODA), Easy Charging (SEAT/CUPRA) and Elli and offer top conditions for Ionity fast chargers, among other benefits. - Depending on the country, prices can be different, but always follow the same logic.02 Elli, our in-house brand, which is responsible for all activities in the Group around the topic of charging & energy is the backbone of the offer. - charging stations will be highlighted in the e-cars navigation system and drivers will be offered the option of choosing to drive there. The quality criteria will include reliability, weather protection and if there is a catering option. This means that customers will be able to target charging stations with a canopy and coffee offering. The program is scheduled to start later this year. - Another component of the quality offensive is the market launch of Plug&Charge. The function will be activated from the middle of the year via a software update in all e-cars of the volume brands based on the MEB architecture. The vehicle identifies itself at the corresponding charging stations using the ISO 15118 standard and automatically starts the charging process. Plug&Charge is supported by IONITY, Aral/bp, E.ON and Iberdrola Original Source : https://www.volkswagen-newsroom.com/en/press-releases/quality-offensive-volkswagen-makes-charging-easier-and-more-convenient-7902 RIVIAN R1T CAN NOW CHARGE AT UP TO 500 AMPS WITH NEW SOFTWARE UPDATE - the latest 2022.11.02 software update for the Rivian R1T all-electric pickup, released this month and examined by Out of Spec Reviews. - Kyle Conner, among various changes, Rivian has increased the maximum DC fast charging current from 450 A to 500 A, which is expected to slightly increase the rate of range replenishing. - Now, we saw that it can take 498 A right away at a low state-of-charge, which combined with around 400 V is over 200 kW - 204 kW at 14% SOC to be specific. The peak (according to the charger's display) was about 217 kW, above 40% SOC. That's actually very close to the 210 kW peak value declared in technical papers. Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/581819/rivian-r1t-500a-charging-software-update/ HEAT PUMPS INCLUDED IN GM EVS COULD GIVE THEM A REAL-WORLD RANGE ADVANTAGE - GM confirmed Monday that it plans to include heat-pump technology in all of its current and upcoming Ultium-platform electric vehicles. - That includes the Hummer EV now being delivered and the soon-arriving Cadillac Lyriq, plus many more to arrive in the next several years. In them, the tech will help recover low-level waste heat in ways that can add up in meaningful ways—bringing them quicker acceleration, faster charging, and a longer range - the one in GM EVs employs a compressor-and-evaporator component system and a specially chosen refrigerant that undergoes a phase change. A physical reaction pays off in the release of energy as it goes from gas to liquid—to in effect amplify whatever energy it can scavenge along the way. - That extra can go toward cabin heating, low-level electrical functions, or even preconditioning of the battery—potentially extending range by as much as 10%. Original Source : https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1135681_heat-pumps-included-in-gm-evs-could-give-them-a-real-world-range-advantage GM INTRODUCES NEW ENERGY-SAVING FEATURE FOR EVS  - “Having a ground-up EV architecture gives us the freedom to build in standard features like Ultium's energy recovery capabilities,” said Doug Parks, GM executive vice president, global product development, purchasing and supply chain. “This helps us squeeze more efficiency, performance and overall customer benefit out of our EVs.” - Ultium's energy recovery even enables GMC Hummer EV's Watts to Freedom feature. Energy recovery pre-cools the propulsion system to help the all-electric supertruck accelerate from 0-60 mph in approximately 3 seconds. Original Source : https://businessjournaldaily.com/gm-introduces-new-energy-saving-feature-for-evs/ GM's EV Tech Captures Body Heat and Uses It to Warm the Cabin - Covered by 11 patents and four publications, the development of Ultium energy recovery traces its inception back to GM's first EV, the EV1, in the late 1990s, when GM engineers first developed an EV heat pump. Ultium energy recovery is available on all current Ultium vehicles and planned for future Ultium vehicles. Original Source : https://www.designdevelopmenttoday.com/industries/automotive/news/22197256/gms-ev-tech-captures-body-heat-and-uses-it-to-warm-the-cabin GM SAYS IT WILL PRODUCE ELECTRIC CHEVROLET CORVETTES - General Motors will produce an electrified Chevrolet Corvette next year, followed by an all-electric version of the iconic sports car, GM President Mark Reuss said Monday. - Reuss said the automaker will continue to manufacture traditional models with internal combustion engines alongside the electrified models. He declined to disclose when the all-electric Corvette would be released or whether the “electrified” model would be a traditional hybrid or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. - GM's confirmation of the electrified Corvettes comes amid increased pressure from Wall Street for legacy automakers to better compete against EV industry leader Tesla. It also comes a day before GM's crosstown rival, Ford Motor, is scheduled to host an event for its electric F-150 Lightning pickup, which has received significant attention from investors and media. Original Source : https://www.cnbc.com/2022/04/25/gm-says-it-will-produce-electric-chevrolet-corvettes.html HYUNDAI IONIQ 5 TO RECEIVE PRODUCT ENHANCEMENTS FOR 2023 MODEL YEAR Original Source : https://electriccarsreport.com/2022/04/hyundai-ioniq-5-to-receive-product-enhancements-for-2023-model-year/ Make New York EV Ready" Bill Promoting the Development of New Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Original Source : https://www.nysenate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/anna-m-kaplan/make-new-york-ev-ready-bill-promoting-development-new-electric NIO RESPONDS TO WHY IT WILL ALLOW USERS TO OPT OUT OF BAAS PLAN Original Source : https://cnevpost.com/2022/04/26/nio-responds-to-why-it-will-allow-users-to-opt-out-of-baas-plan/ FRANCE TO OFFER €30,000 LOANS TO HELP BUY HYBRID OR ELECTRIC VEHICLES Original Source : https://www.connexionfrance.com/article/French-news/France-to-offer-30-000-loans-to-help-buy-hybrid-or-electric-vehicles QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM What cables should or shouldn't  come with a new or used EV? Email me any feedback to: hello@evnewsdaily.com 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. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/ OCTOPUS ELECTRIC JUICE - MAKING PUBLIC CHARGING SIMPLE WITH ONE CARD, ONE MAP AND ONE APP