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HR Rescue: Human Resource Solutions for Small Business
S08E12 - HR Rescue: 2022 Workplace Trends

HR Rescue: Human Resource Solutions for Small Business

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 5:28


Since the pandemic began, the daily workplace has never looked the same. Within a blink of an eye, remote work became the new norm in 2021, even for employees who had never worked from home a day in their life. On top of that, the Great Resignation changed the workplace forever, leaving companies with no choice but to reevaluate their hiring and retention strategies. As we enter 2022, many are still trying to figure it all out.  So, looking ahead into this year, what will the daily workplace look like? Thank you for listening this episode. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance.  Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next podcast! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube: https://youtube.com/TheHRShield (https://youtube.com/TheHRShield) Instagram: https://instagram.com/HRShield (https://instagram.com/HRShield) Facebook: https://facebook.com/HRShield (https://facebook.com/HRShield) Twitter: https://twitter.com/HR_Shield (https://twitter.com/HR_Shield) Podcast: https://hr-rescue-human-resour.captivate.fm/ (https://hr-rescue-human-resour.captivate.fm) Website: https://hr-shield.com/ (https://HR-Shield.com) Store:  https://hr-rescue.com/ (https://HR-Rescue.com) Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business?  Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions.  Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don't yet understand the value or can't yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional.  Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
1339: 12 Jan 2022 | Mercedes-Benz Go Their Own Way On EV Motors

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 26:54


Show #133 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Wednesday 12th January. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. Welcome to a new Patreon ProducerJONATHAN AYRES MERCEDES PLANS TO BUILD NEXT-GEN EV POWERTRAINS IN-HOUSE - Mercedes-Benz plans to build the complete powertrain for its new MMA and MB.EA electric architectures entirely in-house starting in 2024, a top executive said. - Markus Schaefer, head of development at Mercedes parent Daimler, told Automotive News Europe sibling publication Automobilwoche. “To do this, we are significantly increasing the depth of added value and are also switching from third-party sourcing to in-house production. Until now, the electric powertrains have come from external partners. We want to control the overall system of electric motor, battery and power electronics as much as possible, similar to what is the case with the combustion engine" - This also includes the inverter, which transfers the energy from the battery to the engine. - Among them are ZF Friedrichshafen, which supplies powertrain modules for the EQC midsize SUV, and Valeo Siemens eAutomotive, which supplies motors for the EQS, Mercedes' luxury EV flagship. Mercedes has announced that it will build high-performance axial-flux electric motors developed with the British startup Yasa – which Daimler acquired -- in Berlin, and Schäfer said a second "kit," with radial electric motors for smaller vehicles will be built in Mercedes' Untertürkheim plant. In addition, battery cells developed in-house will soon be ready for use in Mercedes vehicles. Original Source: https://europe.autonews.com/automakers/mercedes-plans-build-next-gen-ev-powertrains-house TESLA'S SHANGHAI GIGAFACTORY DELIVERS OVER 480,000 VEHICLES IN 2021 - Deliveries at the Shanghai Gigafactory stood at 484,130 vehicles last year, an increase of 235 percent from 2020.Last year, over 160,000 of Tesla's made-in-China cars were exported to over 10 countries and regions in Europe and Asia. - The localization rate of spares reached 90 percent Original Source : http://www.china.org.cn/business/2022-01/12/content_77984467.htm KIA EV6 WHOLESALE SHIPMENTS ABOVE 5,600 IN DECEMBER 2021 - The most important new Kia model from the perspective of electrification - the Kia EV6 - continues its ramp-up at a rate of several thousand per month. In December, Kia reports 5,605 wholesale sales (closely related to production), which includes 1,495 units sold in South Korea, and 4,110 exported. - Cumulatively, the company produced almost 30,000 EV6, out of which about a third were sold in South Korea, and two-thirds were exported (mostly to Europe). - In 2021, the company sold over 87,000 electric cars:  EV6: 19,052 - 11,023 (South Korea) and 8,029 (outside South Korea/Europe) Niro EV: 59,396 (outside South Korea) (up 69% year-over-year) Soul EV: 9,412 (outside South Korea) (up 69% year-over-year) Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/560120/kia-ev6-wholesale-december-2021/ POLESTAR HITS 2021 EV TARGETS - The company delivered on its global sales target of 29,000 vehicles in 2021, representing year-on-year growth exceeding 185%. - Polestar increased its global presence from 10 to 19 markets in 2021, with growth in Europe and Asia Pacific. In the first half of 2022, Polestar plans to add Spain, Portugal and Ireland to its European market footprint, and enter the Middle East with presence in the UAE, Kuwait and Israel. By the end of 2023, Polestar aims to be operating in at least 30 global markets. - Polestar's retail footprint more than doubled in 2021 to 100 locations globally and the company aims to have 150 in operation by the end of 2022. In addition to the openings of inner-city Polestar Spaces, the company debuted its new, larger, out-of-town Polestar Destinations. The first permanent Polestar Destination opened in December 2021, outside Gothenburg, Sweden. - Polestar also announced its plans to launch three new cars in the coming three years. Polestar 3, a premium electric performance SUV, is set to launch in 2022 and will be the first Polestar to be built in the US. Polestar 3 will benefit from advanced technologies from Luminar, Nvidia and Zenseact that will provide cutting-edge unsupervised autonomous driving functionality. · Original Source : https://media.polestar.com/global/en/media/pressreleases/644082 VOLKSWAGEN AIMS TO DOUBLE ELECTRIC CAR SALES IN CHINA THIS YEAR AFTER MISSING TARGETS - Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) said it would likely double sales of its ID battery electric vehicles in China this year and aims to do even better but the automaker could be hamstrung by a shortage of semiconductors. - The German automaker sold 70,625 of its ID electric vehicles in China last year, missing its goal of selling 80,000 to 100,000 cars - While China's EV market is seeing very strong growth, most foreign automakers have lagged their Chinese counterparts in designing smart cars that appeal. Original Source : https://www.reuters.com/technology/volkswagen-says-it-sold-70625-id-electric-cars-china-2021-2022-01-11/ WHY RIVIAN'S COO DEPARTED DURING CRUCIAL LAUNCH PERIOD - Rivian Automotive Inc.'s COO stepped down last month while the EV maker was in the midst of its inaugural production rampup. - Rod Copes left the company after he had held the title since March 2020, according to his LinkedIn profile. - The fast-growing truckmaker, which in November completed the year's biggest initial public offering, has hit a rough stretch recently, saying in December that it would fall “a few hundred vehicles short” of its goal to build 1,200 units for the year - it produced 1,015 vehicles last year and delivered 920. Original Source : https://www.autonews.com/executives/why-rivians-coo-departed-during-crucial-launch-period PORSCHE EV MAKES WORLD RECORD CLIMB UP PIKES PEAK - The feat, documented in a video released by Porsche on January 11, covers the entire five-state, 1,400-mile journey into the record books for the greatest altitude change ever achieved by an electric car. - The driving team began its journey at the bottom of the Eagle Nickel and Copper Mine in Michigan, the lowest driveable point in the United States, and trekked across five states, ascending 15,889 feet and ending at the summit of Pikes Peak in Colorado's Rocky Mountains. - In total, it took 33 hours and 48 minutes - Dai Yoshihara, who was a 2020 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb class winner, managed to get the Taycan Cross Turismo across the line for the record. Original Source : https://interestingengineering.com/porsche-ev-breaks-world-record-for-three-mile-climb-up-pikes-peak MONTPELLIER FOREGOES HYDROGEN PROJECT FOR BATTERY-ELECTRIC BUSES, FOR NOW Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2022/01/11/montpellier-foregoes-hydrogen-project-for-battery-electric-buses-for-now/ STELLANTIS SAYS "BYE" TO DIESEL AS CITROËN, PEUGEOT, OPEL VANS GO EV-ONLY Original Source : https://electrek.co/2022/01/10/stellantis-says-goodbye-to-ice-as-citroen-berlingo-peugeot-rifter-and-opel-combo-go-ev-only/ NEW ENTRY-LEVEL CITROEN E-C4 SENSE LAUNCHED PRICED FROM £28,495 Original Source : https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/citroen/c4/357061/new-entry-level-citroen-e-c4-sense-launched-priced-ps28495 2022 VW ID.4 EV PRICE AND RANGE CHANGES ARE COMING TO THE US Original Source : https://www.slashgear.com/2022-vw-id-4-ev-price-and-range-changes-are-coming-to-the-us-11706623/ RECURRENT SHOWS EV PRICES SOARED IN 2021, BENEFITTING TESLA Original Source : https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2022/01/10/2364211/0/en/Recurrent-Shows-EV-Prices-Soared-in-2021-Benefitting-Tesla-the-Most.html DAKAR | AUDI'S ALL-ELECTRIC RS Q E-TRON FIRES INTO FIRST Original Source : https://www.news24.com/wheels/motorsport/dakar/dakar-audis-all-electric-rs-q-e-tron-fires-into-first-second-and-fourth-place-in-stage-8-20220110 FRANCE PLANS $1.1 BILLION TO SAFEGUARD METALS FOR EV BATTERIES Original Source : https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/france-plans-1-1-billion-to-safeguard-metals-for-ev-batteries-1.1705466 CALIFORNIA PROPOSES $6.1 BILLION ON ELECTRIC VEHICLE INITIATIVES Original Source : https://www.cnbc.com/2022/01/10/california-proposes-6point1-billion-in-new-incentives-for-electric-vehicles-.html OREGON DOUBLES ELECTRIC VEHICLE REBATES FOR LOWER-INCOME FAMILIES Original Source : https://www.opb.org/article/2022/01/10/oregon-doubles-electric-vehicle-rebates-for-lower-income-families/ QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM The 4th anniversary of this podcast is next week on Tuesday 18th January. So this week it's a self-indulgent question, and I'll hope you forgive me for that. What would you like to see and hear from this show in 2022. What would you keep, and what would you change. What would you like to see new? Email me your answer now: 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/

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
1338: 11 Jan 2022 | Ferrari Accelerates Electrification Efforts

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 23:12


Show #1338 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Tuesday 11th January. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. Welcome to a new Patreon Executive ProducerTIMOTHY PHILLIPS FERRARI NAMES NEW LEADERSHIP TEAM TO TACKLE ELECTRIFICATION CHALLENGES - Ferrari unveiled a new management team to lead the automaker as it faces the challenges of embracing electrification - The leadership shake-up is one of the first major moves of CEO Benedetto Vigna, who took on the role at the beginning of September, moving to Ferrari from STMicrolectronics.  Hiring two executives from his former employer suggests Vigna is turning to trusted allies to aid his turnaround of the auomaker that has been slow to embrace new era of cleaner, silent and interconnected mobility. - Investors are eager to hear about Vigna's strategy for the era of battery technology and digital services. Ferrari plans to share more details on its plans during a capital markets day in June. Original Source : https://europe.autonews.com/automakers/ferrari-names-new-leadership-team-tackle-electrification-digitalization-challenges - While Ferrari has always embraced new technologies that were developed in racing, it has been relatively slow to explore fully electric powertrains - It's not hard to see why it has been slow. Ferrari's brand was built on its racetrack successes and, crucially, on the sounds and sensations of its V-12 and V-8 gasoline engines. While the company has embraced emissions-friendly technologies like turbocharging and, more recently, gasoline-electric hybrid drivetrains, it has yet to show a fully electric vehicle -- or even talk at length about what one might look like -- though it did tell us last year that we can expect an electric Ferrari by 2025. - Because Ferrari is as much a luxury company as an automaker, it has to be concerned about how its wealthy clients will receive an electric Ferrari. Original Source : https://www.fool.com/investing/2022/01/10/ferrari-shuffles-management-to-embrace-tech/ TESLA'S ‘FULL SELF-DRIVING' BETA HAS AN ‘ASSERTIVE' DRIVING MODE THAT ‘MAY PERFORM ROLLING STOPS' - Tesla's Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta lets you choose from three driving “profiles” that dictate how the car will react to certain situations on the road. Each mode, “Chill,” “Average,” and “Assertive,” varies in terms of aggressiveness (and potentially safety). - In the description beneath the “Assertive” option, Tesla notes the vehicle will “have a smaller follow distance” and “perform more frequent speed lane changes.” The vehicle will also “not exit passing lanes” and “may perform rolling stops,” and it's not entirely clear whether this means cars won't come to a full stop at stop signs. · Original Source : https://www.theverge.com/2022/1/9/22875382/tesla-full-self-driving-beta-assertive-profile - However, it could sometimes be safer for an automated system to be more assertive, like a human driver, rather than being overly cautious, one motor safety expert said. - The list of behaviours has been criticised by some on social media as being less safe. But Matthew Avery, from the UK's Thatcham Research, said that well-designed driverless systems are theoretically safer than human drivers because they eliminate human error. - In many jurisdictions, failing to come to a complete halt at a stop line is illegal, and can result in someone failing their driving test. As a habit, many drivers simply come to a slow crawl - or a rolling stop - instead, but it is considered a dangerous technique. - These appear to be part of both Tesla's average and assertive modes. The description that the car "will not exit passing lanes" also seems to contradict some regional rules. - But in the US, where they drive on the right, several states - but not all - have made it illegal to leave the right-hand lane unless overtaking. Similarly, in the UK, the Highway Code says motorists should always stay in the left lane unless overtaking, and return to the left when safe to do so. It is not clear if Tesla's system will account for national or state-based variations in the rules about staying in the overtaking lanes, or what the term rolling stops means in relation to stop signs. Original Source : https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-59939536 CHIPMAKERS REVEAL NEW PARTNERS AT TRADE SHOW - Nvidia released the eighth-generation autonomous driving platform Drive Hyperion at this year's CES. It is designed with Nvidia Drive Orin system-on-a-chip, a central computer for software-defined vehicles - The Drive Hyperion 8 platform includes 12 state-of-the-art cameras, 12 ultrasonics, three interior cameras, and one front-facing lidar. - The company also highlighted a number of new energy vehicle makers adopting the Hyperion platform, including Polestar, Li Auto, Nio, R Auto and Xpeng. - Mobileye, Intel's autonomous driving hardware and software arm, unveiled its latest generation of self-driving car system-on-a-chip at the CES. - Mobileye signed deals with Geely's electric arm Zeekr to build an NEV with Level 4 autonomous driving. Original Source : http://en.ce.cn/main/latest/202201/10/t20220110_37242268.shtml CHIP SHORTAGE LEAVES TESLA AND OTHER ELECTRIC CAR BUYERS IN CHINA WAITING MONTHS FOR NEW VEHICLES - The ongoing global chip shortage has left car buyers in China waiting several months for newly purchased vehicles to arrive, as assemblers and component manufacturers struggle to keep up with demand. - The electric vehicles (EVs) market has been especially hard-hit owing to its need for more semiconductors than traditional carmakers. Premium cars that need more chips for driver assistance and other electronic systems remain in high demand despite a slowdown in production. - Two sales managers at Tesla, the global leader in EV sales, said buyers ordering Shanghai-made Model 3 and Model Y vehicles will not see their new cars until the end of the first quarter. - In mainland China, the world's largest automotive market, global foundries can only produce enough semiconductors, microcontrollers and high-end chips with artificial intelligence (AI) processors for about 4 million new energy vehicles (NEVs), according to the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA). That leaves a shortfall of 1 million vehicles based on the guild's forecast for demand this year of NEVs, a term used in China to refer to electric and hybrid vehicles. Original Source : https://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/3162713/chip-shortage-leaves-tesla-and-other-electric-car-buyers BMW AIMS TO DOUBLE ELECTRIC VEHICLE SALES TO 200,000 IN 2022 - BMW's sales numbers for 2021 still haven't been fully released, but we know for a fact the main brand delivered 2.2 million vehicles to set a new record and beat Mercedes in the process. More than 100,000 of these cars didn't have a combustion engine and the Bavarian marque is confident it will double that number in 2022. - The disclosure was made by BMW sales chief Pieter Nota in an interview with Automotive News during which he described EVs as being a “big growth driver” for the company's 2021 performance. He went on to say: “We are very confident about doubling [EV sales] again this year, when the iX and i4 will be fully available.” - Sold out for months, the two zero-emission vehicles will receive a production hike in 2022 to meet strong demand by adding 6,000 jobs. - The new i3 is likely to remain a China-only affair whereas the other four zero-emission models we mentioned will be globally available. Nota told AN “there is a lot of momentum in our pipeline,” but cautioned the charging infrastructure is a “key enabler” of EV adoption. Original Source : https://www.bmwblog.com/2022/01/10/bmw-double-electric-vehicle-sales-2022/ MERCEDES INCREASES PLUG-IN CAR SALES BY ALMOST 70% Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2022/01/10/mercedes-increases-ev-sales-by-almost-70/ LG ENERGY SOLUTION EXPECTS TO OUTSTRIP CHINA'S CATL IN GLOBAL EV BATTERY MARKET SHARE Original Source : https://en.yna.co.kr/view/AEN20220110007500320 GM ALIGNS WITH CALIFORNIA ON EMISSION RULES, STATE LOOKS TO BUY GM EVS Original Source : https://eu.freep.com/story/money/cars/general-motors/2022/01/09/gm-aligns-california-emission-rules-state-looks-buy-gm-evs/9153083002/ TESLA ASKS FANBASE TO SUPPORT PUSH TO ALLOW DIRECT SALES IN NEW YORK Original Source : https://electrek.co/2022/01/10/tesla-asks-fanbase-support-push-allow-direct-sales-new-york/ THE TESLA MODEL 3 WAS A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH IN GERMANY'S DEC 2021 VEHICLE SALES Original Source : https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-3-surges-germany-december-21-vehicle-sales/?utm_source=pocket_mylist COMPANY OFFERING ROUND TESLA MODEL S YOKE CONVERSION   Original Source : https://www.carthrottle.com/post/company-offering-round-tesla-model-s-yoke-conversion/ MFG TO INVEST £50M IN 60 NEW ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING HUBS THIS YEAR Original Source : https://www.thegrocer.co.uk/forecourts/mfg-to-invest-50m-in-60-new-electric-vehicle-charging-hubs-this-year/663399.article   VAUXHALL COMBO LIFE AND VIVARO LIFE GO EXCLUSIVELY ELECTRIC FOR 2022 Original Source : https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/vauxhall/357037/vauxhall-combo-life-and-vivaro-life-go-exclusively-electric-2022 QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM The 4th anniversary of this podcast is next week on Tuesday 18th January. So this week it's a self-indulgent question, and I'll hope you forgive me for that. What would you like to see and hear from this show in 2022. What would you keep, and what would you change. What would you like to see new? Email me your answer now: 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/

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
1337: 10 Jan 2022 | Microsoft Finally Gets Into Electric Cars

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 23:29


Show #1337 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Monday 10th January. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. Welcome (back) to a new Patreon Executive ProducerRAJ BADWAL This story was sent to me by listener Brian Kristensen in Denmark, driving a Polestar 2. SALES OF ELECTRIC CARS AND PLUG-IN HYBRIDS BREAK RECORDS IN DENMARK - Sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids have broken records in Denmark.They exceeded those of petrol and diesel cars last month, according to the Danish Car Importers Association (DBI). - There were 10,274 electric or plug-in hybrids sold in December, representing 57.8 per cent of total car sales in the country. - Mads Rørvig, CEO of DBI."Electric car sales have increased by 75 per cent compared to 2020, while plug-in hybrids have grown by over 120 per cent. However, we expect that the proportion of plug-in hybrids will fall in 2022, as the tax on these particular ones increased. Original Source : https://www.euronews.com/next/2022/01/04/sales-of-electric-cars-and-plug-in-hybrids-break-records-in-denmark REPORT: NO AMD RYZEN RETROFITS FOR OLDER TESLA MODEL 3/Y - The list of updated features includes:  AMD Ryzen processor (accelerates the entire infotainment/navigation) lithium-ion auxiliary battery (replaces 12 V lead-acid auxiliary battery) heated wiper park (at the lower section of the windshield) 13 speakers (down from 14) plus subwoofer ("no appreciable difference in sound quality") - Tesla notes that they have NO plans to offer any of these options above as service retrofits. That includes the AMD processor." - Trailer Auxiliary (tow hitch enabled vehicles): It's been disabled. New 12 LV Li-ion battery requires a new power conversion adapter to be compatible with 12-volt trailer power. Adapter will be available in Mid-2022 & owners can retrofit then. Trailer lights/brakes not impacted Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/559570/report-amd-ryzen-retrofits-tesla/ Phil Roberts (@philroberts) / Twitter - Anyone else had the get ready for your @tesla Model Y Performance delivery email? I wasn't expecting it until June and got the email this morning - Picked up a 3LR a couple of weeks ago for one of staff and seemingly that “get ready” email came about 2 weeks before the final delivery email, kinda surprised Original Source : https://twitter.com/philroberts/status/1479394731889152007 TESLA MODEL Y WILL DELIVER TO FIRST UK CUSTOMERS IN FEBRUARY, DELIVERY - The first deliveries of Tesla Model Y to the UK are expected in February. The order holders received emails asking them to complete the pre-delivery tasks, indicating the expected delivery time. - Until the production of cars begins at Giga Berlin, Model Ys will be shipped from Giga Shanghai, which requires a longer delivery time to the UK. Obviously, cars for the country are being manufactured in late December-early January and will soon be or have already been shipped. Usually, carrier ships deliver cargo from China to the UK in 36 to 45 days, which means that the first vehicles can reach the coast as early as early February. Original Source : https://www.tesmanian.com/blogs/tesmanian-blog/tesla-model-y-will-be-delivered-to-the-first-customers-in-the-uk-in-february-the-company-confirmed TESLA GIGA TEXAS COULD START MODEL Y PRODUCTION IN 7-10 DAYS - Wedbush Managing Director and Senior Equity Analyst Dan Ives recently posted a rather interesting estimate for Tesla's Gigafactory Texas project. According to the Wall Street veteran, Giga Texas may very well be capable of starting Model Y production over the next 7-10 days. If Wedbush's estimate proves accurate, Tesla could see some serious momentum this Q1 2022. - Based on our analysis of Giga Austin it appears paperwork is now clearing the way for Model Y production starting over the next 7-10 days. We believe the stamping machines for Model Y and testing is already in place and mostly completed, green light for Tesla to kick off Austin Original Source : https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-giga-texas-model-y-production-start-date-tentative/ KENWORTH DEBUTS ITS FIRST CLASS 8 BATTERY-ELECTRIC TRUCK - For decades, Kenworth made a name for itself building rugged semis designed to last for years. Of late, however, the company started making strides in the zero-emission department - Kenworth's drive towards creating green-powered fleets included developing electric batteries resulting in the automaker building its new T68OE cab - Weighing in at 82,000 lbs, the T68OE boasts an electric-powered engine capable of churning 670 horsepower and 1,623 pound feet of torque. While being able to register a top speed of 65 mph "depending on applications," the model is flexible enough to operate as a tractor or a "straight truck" courtesy of a 6x4 axle configuration, designed to deliver power to more wheels. - The state-of-the-art cab's battery can run for 150 miles before recharging, achievable via a standard SAE XXS1 port Original Source : https://www.hotcars.com/kenworth-debuts-first-class-8-battery-electric-truck/ NEW FRENCH LAW REQUIRES CAR ADS TO ENCOURAGE VIEWERS NOT TO DRIVE - France has taken a unique step to remind people cars suck. In December, the country passed a law requiring the creators of car commercials to encourage viewers to try not driving a car—at least, whenever it's possible. - Advertisements must now include reference to travel alternatives, such as walking or biking, taking public transportation or, at the very least, carpooling. - Under the new law, commercials aired in the country will  be obligated to include one of the following phrases in their ad copy:  “For short journeys, walk or cycle,” “Think about carpooling,” and “On a daily basis, take public transport.” (In French, of course.) In some cases, the ads will also be required to sport the hashtag #SeDéplacerMoinsPolluer, meaning “Move without pollution.” - The legislation, which applies not just to TV  but also to print, web, and radio ads, mandates that the messages be presented in an “easily readable or audible manner” and that they be made “clearly distinguishable from the advertising message and from any other obligatory mention.” Companies that fail to meet such requirements will be subject to stiff fines Original Source : https://gizmodo.com/french-car-ads-will-soon-be-required-by-law-to-tell-you-1848310770 BRITISH LITHIUM EXTRACTS LITHIUM FROM GRANITE IN CORNWALL - In order to still be competitive in terms of costs, British Lithium has developed what it claims is a particularly efficient process to process the raw material. The process is said to work at lower temperatures, which saves energy. The use of chemicals was also reduced. - The company British Lithium says it has extracted lithium from granite for the first time – initially on a pilot scale. The pilot plant is expected to produce five kilogrammes of lithium carbonate per day from the beginning of this year. - British Lithium plans to build a large plant to produce 21,000 tonnes of battery-grade lithium carbonate per year. This plant is to be built in close proximity to the granite quarry. On the one hand, to keep the transport routes short, on the other hand, to create jobs in the region of Cornwall. Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2022/01/06/british-lithium-extracts-lithium-from-granite/ MICROSOFT WIGGLES INTO ELECTRIC CARS - The new EV virtual butler of XPeng will use Microsoft's Azure cloud to offload the processing tasks from the cars' chipset and provide unsurpassed life-like voice command experience inside XPeng's electric cars - Microsoft has partnered with one of the most promising electric car makers, XPeng, to provide its Azure AI-powered voice that scored the highest of any in-car virtual assistant on the MOS voice quality scale. - The new Azure-processed voice will go to XPeng's virtual butler that can be tasked to do things around the car like roll down the windows or adjust the AC and infotainment systems while driving. Processing the voice commands via Microsoft's Azure AI offloads the car's processing power and achieves unparallelled life-like performance of the virtual butler. Original Source : https://www.notebookcheck.net/Microsoft-wiggles-into-electric-cars-via-its-award-winning-Azure-AI-voice-assistant-exclusive-to-XPeng-EVs.590943.0.html THE DAKAR RALLY WILL FEATURE ITS FIRST HYDROGEN CAR IN 2024 Original Source : https://jalopnik.com/the-dakar-rally-will-feature-its-first-hydrogen-car-in-1848328702 LESSONS FROM NORWAY ABOUT HOW TO SWITCH TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES   Original Source : https://time.com/6133180/norway-electric-vehicles/ COMING SOON! MASTER'S IN ELECTRIC VEHICLES AT IIT MADRAS Original Source : https://thefederal.com/news/azure-power-fully-commissions-its-600-mws-seci-project-the-largest-owned-and-operated-single-site-solar-project-in-india/ QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM The 4th anniversary of this podcast is next week on Tuesday 18th January. So this week it's a self-indulgent question, and I'll hope you forgive me for that. What would you like to see and hear from this show in 2022. What would you keep, and what would you change. What would you like to see new? Email me your answer now: 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

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
1336: 09 Jan 2022 | Question Of The Week and Patreon Thanks

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2022 14:39


Show #1336 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Sunday 9th January. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM This question was suggested by Joshua Pritt: “If you live in an apartment or condo or otherwise can't charge at home, how do you charge? Is it a terrible inconvenience or do you have a simple routine to charge during your shopping trips?” KARL CRAMER I rent where home charging is not an option. Luckily in my neighborhood there are two different free charging stations within a 20 minute walk. So it's a trade off. I have to walk after commuting from work but I get some light exercise and no fuel costs. EDDIE RAGASA I live in an apartment and we have Blink Level 2 AC chargers installed throughout the complex however it can be costly at .49 cents per KWh if you're a Blink member, for guest it's .59 cents per KWh. What I do is use a SplitVolt NEMA 10-30 switch  (https://www.splitvolt.com/product/splitvolt-nema-10-30-switch-sps/). My dryer plugs into the SplitVolt, 50 foot NEMA 10-30 extension cord plugs into the other socket on the SplitVolt and the SplitVolt plugs into the dryer outlet. Automatic switching between the two. The EV charger plugs into the other end of the extension cord. Using my local utility and charging during off peak hours I pay .03 cents per KWh.  The one issue with the Blink chargers is everyone does not know how to not park into those spots if your not an EV and when you do need to use those chargers you can't cause ICE cars are all parked in them. Our apartment complex management is starting to have those cars towed.  Eddie Ragasa, Proud Paetron Executive Producer FIONA MENZIES I have owned a Nissan LEAF for three years living in an apartment and i must admit, some days it would be easier just to get home and plug in (like I always hear you say, when talking a about how EVs are better than gas). But it's really easy to drive electric as I have a couple of option. I have access to charging at my workplace although a couple of us have to coordinate to share the level 2 charger. Also I regularly see my partents and charge on their wallbox. CRAIG MATSUURA I don't own an EV yet however, if I didn't have a garage to charge at I would depend on work EV charging, DC Fast Chargers and destination chargers at stores.  Fortunately for myself I have a home with a garage and driveway I could charge my future EV. TONY P I live in London and drive a 2020 Tesla Model 3. Most of my work takes me past one of two Tesla Superchargers so I use those and only ever need to top up on a local charging post at Shell or Tesco on a rare occasion. I'm sure one day when EVs are more popular there is the risk of overcrowding, but so far I have never had to wait to charge (although often the site is almost full and people are sharing power). LOUISE IN NEW MEXICO I don't drive an EV yet but am hoping to buy one this year. However our neighbour has an EV and runs a heavy duty extension cord out of his window and charges his car when he can park close enough. I don't know how safe his makeshift solution is, but it seems to work OK for him.  FEDERICO When we were looking for a new flat to rent last year we only considered those which has an EV charging station installed in the parking garage, either as a shared facility or a dedicated parking spot which we would be permitted to install a charger. Obviously this drastically reduces the choice of home and we made more compromises that we would have liked, ie sqaure footage and amenities nearby, but it was worth it. Our block is quite large and we have been able to installed a wallbox. NEW QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM The 4th anniversary of this podcast is next week on Tuesday 18th January. So this week it's a self-indulgent question, and I'll hope you forgive me for that. What would you like to see and hear from this show in 2022. What would you keep, and what would you change. What would you like to see new? Email me your answer now: 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/

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
1335: 09 Jan 2022 | Tesla Raises ‘Full Self Driving' Price To $12,000

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2022 21:11


Show #1335 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Sunday 9th January. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. Welcome to a new Patreon ProducerTIMOTHY PHILLIPS FORD TELLS DEALERS TO STOP UPSELLING F-150 LIGHTNING RESERVATIONS - Ford Motor Co., concerned about its reputation and customer complaints related to the upcoming launch of the F-150 Lightning, is warning dealers not to upsell reservations for the popular EV truck and also wants customers to sign a contract preventing them from reselling it within a year, according to a letter from the automaker to its dealers. - The warning letter, dated Friday and posted online by the F150gen14.com forum, is addressed to all dealer principals, the general manager and sales managers. - "It has come to our attention that a limited number of dealerships are interacting with customers in a manner that is negatively impacting customer satisfaction and damaging to the Ford Motor Company brand and Dealer Body reputation." - Ford then cites dealer sales and service contract language that requires dealers to conduct their operations in a manner that reflects favorably on dealers, the company and its products. - In order to prevent people from buying and immediately reselling the pickup truck for a  profit, Ford is "offering support for a No-Sale Provision to be signed by the customer at the time of purchase. Dealers may add this language to existing closing forms or create a new standalone document." Original Source : https://eu.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2022/01/08/ford-letter-warns-f-150-lightning-dealer-sales/9142583002/ 5 MOST TALKED-ABOUT ELECTRIC VEHICLES UNVEILED AT CES 2022 - Chrysler parent company Stellantis unveiled a concept car called Chrysler Airflow at this year's CES, marking the auto giant's (late) entry into the electric vehicle market. - On the production EV side, General Motors unveiled its highly anticipated electric Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck on Wednesday during a virtual keynote given by CEO Mary Barra. - When it comes to driving range, nothing can beat Mercedes' concept reveal at CES this week: a compact luxury sedan called Vision EQXX that can run up to 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) on a single charge - Mercedes' German rival, BMW, wasn't looking to impress us with range or charging time. Its offering at CES this year, BMW iX Flow, boasts an unexpected feature: changing colors. - It still feels strange to associate Sony with electric cars. But that hasn't stop the gaming and electronics giant from showing off its EV progress at CES in recent years. This week, Sony unveiled Vision-S 02, the second iteration of the Vision-S electric vehicle introduced at last year's CES. The Vision-S 01 is currently being tested on public road in Europe. Original Source : https://observer.com/2022/01/electric-vehicles-unveiled-at-ces-2022-roundup/ VOLVO CONFIDENT IT CAN GET ITS ‘UNSUPERVISED' HIGHWAY DRIVING MODE APPROVED IN CALIFORNIA  - Volvo announced a new advanced driver assist system called Ride Pilot system, in which its vehicles drive themselves on certain highways without any human supervision. Ride Pilot will be available as a subscription service to customers in California, the company announced at the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show. - Volvo's forthcoming (and unnamed) electric SUV, which will be announced later this year, will be the first vehicle to feature Ride Pilot. Volvo's Concept Recharge, which was revealed last summer, is meant to preview that SUV, as well as how the new driver assist system will be presented with a fully integrated roof lidar from supplier Luminar. The design of the Concept Recharge will likely be similar to that of the electric XC90 successor due to arrive later this year. - Ride Pilot is what the Society of Automotive Engineers would define as a Level 3 autonomous system, in which the driver's supervision is not required in a highly controlled setting, like on certain mapped highways. But in Level 3 systems, the driver still needs to be ready to take control at a moment's notice Original Source : https://www.theverge.com/2022/1/5/22866190/volvo-ride-pilot-level-3-autonomous-subscription-california TOYOTA PLANS SOLID-STATE BATTERY BY 2025, BUT IT WON'T BE FOR AN EV - Toyota is one of numerous automakers and other companies chasing the holy grail of battery technologies: solid-state batteries. According to remarks from Gill Pratt, Toyota's chief scientist and head of the Toyota Research Institute, we're going to see such a battery from the automaker by 2025. - Pratt told Autoline on Thursday the company will shove the solid-state battery into a hybrid vehicle. Yes, a solid-state battery and internal-combustion engine working together. It may seem counterintuitive, but Pratt said there's sound reasoning for it: Lithium-ion batteries aren't at a price parity with the internal-combustion engine, let alone solid-state batteries. The thinking is to produce the benefits of such a battery, but combine it with hybrid technology to keep the price down on a production vehicle. - Hybrids will provide a perfect test for the technology before the automaker gets in too deep with a solid-state battery powered EV. Original Source : https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/toyota-solid-state-battery-ev/ US: THE 'CHEAP' VOLKSWAGEN ID.4 IS COMING 'IN THE $35,000 RANGE' - Volkswagen closed the year 2021 with almost 17,000 ID.4 sales in the U.S. but the number could be 4 times higher, according to the company's representative. The company has more than 40,000 reservations but is supply constrained, as the cars are imported from Europe. Volkswagen Group of America CEO Scott Keogh said (via Automotive News):  "We could have sold four times that amount. What VW dealers are saying is that this is the most excitement they've had on the shop floor since 1998, when we brought the Beetle back." - In 2022, the car will get an upgrade (including range) while the lineup will be expanded by a new, less expensive version with a smaller battery (probably 62 kWh or so). This new entry-level ID.4 with RWD will start at around $35,000 - "in the $35,000 range." That would be about $5,000 less than in the case of ID.4 Pro (82 kWh, RWD). - The key element of Volkswagen's expansion of the MEB-based electric cars is the Chattanooga, Tennessee plant, which will start production of the ID.4 later this year using battery cells from the new SK Innovation's SK On plant in Georgia. Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/559394/us-cheap-volkswagen-id4-coming/ ELON MUSK SAYS TESLA WILL RAISE PRICE OF 'FSD' TO $12,000 IN US Original Source : https://www.cnbc.com/2022/01/07/elon-musk-says-tesla-will-raise-price-of-fsd-to-12000-in-us.html TESLA MODEL Y IS SWEDEN'S BEST-SELLING CAR IN DECEMBER 2021 Original Source : https://www.tesmanian.com/blogs/tesmanian-blog/tesla-model-y-became-the-best-selling-car-in-sweden-in-december-2021 HOW DOES TESLA'S CHINA GROWTH COMPARE TO NIO'S? Original Source : https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/how-does-teslas-china-growth-compare-to-nios TESLA STOCK: SHANGHAI BECOMING EVER MORE IMPORTANT Original Source : https://seekingalpha.com/article/4478566-tesla-tsla-stock-shanghai-becoming-ever-more-important TESLA-CATL PARTNERSHIP STRENGTHENS AS NEW FACILITY SENDS CELLS TO GIGA SHANGHAI Original Source : https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-catl-new-facility-sends-cells-gigafactory-shanghai QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM This question was suggested by Joshua Pritt: “If you live in an apartment or condo or otherwise can't charge at home, how do you charge? Is it a terrible inconvenience or do you have a simple routine to charge during your shopping trips?” Email me your answer now: 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

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
1334: 08 Jan 2022 | Report: 15 Tesla Semi's Delivered This Month

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2022 18:55


Show #1334 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Saturday 8th January. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. Welcome to a new Patreon ProducerPRABHAT VAZE VOLVO CARS RECORDS FULL-YEAR SALES GROWTH, SALES OF ELECTRIFIED CARS GREW MORE THAN 60% - Volvo Cars global sales grew by 5.6 per cent per cent to 698,693 cars in the full year 2021. - Sales of Recharge models grew by 63.9 per cent in 2021, compared with 2020. Recharge cars made up 27 per cent of the company's total sales volume in 2021. - Almost 40 per cent of all new Volvo cars sold in December were Recharge models, whereof fully electric cars made up 7.4 per cent. In Europe, the share of Recharge cars was almost 60 per cent, while in the US it was close to 30 per cent of overall sales volumes. Original Source : https://www.media.volvocars.com/global/en-gb/media/pressreleases/293359/volvo-cars-records-full-year-sales-growth-sales-of-electrified-cars-grew-more-than-60 VOLKSWAGEN GROUP IS NUMBER ONE FOR BATTERY ELECTRIC CAR SALES IN THE UK - With over 37,000 battery electric car sales (equal to a 19.5 percent share of the segment in 2021), the Volkswagen Group in the UK not only further developed its market leadership in car sales, but also became the clear market leader in the growing zero emission battery electric vehicle segment in 2021 - The year 2021 saw battery electric vehicles breakthrough to become mainstream in the UK car market with overall BEV sales up 76.3 percent on 2020 to a total of 190,727 units, equivalent to 11.6 percent of all cars registered (source: SMMT). - With multi-award winning cars, from the Volkswagen ID.3 and World Car of the Year ID.4; plus the outstanding Audi e-tron GT and Audi Q4 e-tron joining the existing Audi e-tron line up; and the ŠKODA Enyaq iV entering the market, Volkswagen Group UK outperformed the car market with an increase in battery electric registrations of over 100 percent to 33,239 in 2021. Meanwhile Porsche Cars GB registered 4,039 Taycan models leading total Volkswagen Group BEV registrations in the UK to more than double to 37,278 cars in 2021 compared with the year before. Original Source : https://www.volkswagengroup.co.uk/en-gb/releases/12 GERMANY MARKS 48,436 NEW EV REGISTRATIONS IN DECEMBER - With 48,436 new electric cars, the German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) recorded a new record for new registrations in December. With a share of 21.3 per cent, this segment reached another record high. - Looking at the new registrations from January to December of this year, the picture is as follows: A total of 355,961 electric cars were newly registered – an increase of 83.3 per cent (share of around 13.6 per cent) compared to the previous year (194,163 new registrations, share of around 6.7 per cent). The increase in plug-in hybrids, on the other hand, was somewhat smaller. From January to December 2021, the KBA recorded a total of 325,449 new PHEV registrations Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2022/01/06/germany-marks-48436-new-ev-registrations-in-december/ WALMART AND FEDEX ORDERING THOUSANDS OF ELECTRIC DELIVERY VANS FROM GM'S BRIGHTDROP - Walmart struck a deal with General Motors-backed BrightDrop to reserve 5,000 of the company's electric delivery vans, the companies announced today. The retail giant says it will integrate the EVs into its fleet in the coming years. - BrightDrop, which is GM's dedicated electric delivery spinoff, will sell to Walmart both of its vehicles: the EV600 and the EV410. The EV600, which went into production last fall, has 600 cubic feet of cargo space, can travel up to 250 miles on a full battery, and has a gross vehicle weight of less than 10,000 pounds. The smaller EV410 features 400 cubic feet of cargo space and can cover 250 miles on a single charge. Original Source : https://www.theverge.com/2022/1/5/22867087/walmart-brightdrop-electric-delivery-van-gm-fedex RIVIAN ROLLS OUT FIRST OTA UPDATE TO CUSTOMERS - Rivian is still new on the market, and their R1 line of cars only started deliveries last November. This means owners did not have the chance to experience an OTA update up until now. You see their excitement when they finally got one and we must say we are impressed this came in sooner than expected. It is not a big update by any means, but one meant to iron out some bugs here and there, just to make things smoother onboard the R1T and R1S. - The update procedure was documented by the user “Iwantatesla” in Rivian Forums, who also mentioned everything seems “much snappier” after the update. - the update covers things from Bluetooth connectivity to the improved Navigation app. Various user interface refinements were also on the menu, with smoother transitions between apps as well as improvements to the infotainment system's performance. Original Source : https://www.autoevolution.com/news/rivian-rolls-out-first-ota-update-to-customers-looks-like-the-kids-were-forgotten-178543.html FIRST 15 TESLA SEMI UNITS TO BE DELIVERED TO PEPSICO BY END OF JANUARY: REPORT -Recent reports from the electric vehicle community have suggested that PepsiCo may end up taking delivery of its first 15 Tesla Semis as early as this month. - The EV maker has reportedly started installing several Megachargers at PepsiCo's Modesto, California facility. Images shared with EV publication Drive Tesla indicated that the Semi's Megachargers are connected to a Megapack battery. The power output of the Megachargers was reported to be a whopping 1.5 MW as well - Perhaps the most exciting factor about the Semi's reported deliveries this month, however, would be the vehicle's batteries. Expectations are high that the Semi would be using Tesla's new 4680 battery cells, which were unveiled on Battery Day. Tesla has been showing some encouraging signs with its 4680 ramp Original Source : https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-semi-first-customer-deliveries-date-pepsico CHARGENET RAISES $6 MILLION TO PUT EV CHARGERS IN FAST FOOD PARKING LOTS - Electric vehicle charging startup ChargeNet raised a $6.2 million seed round from local investors including the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator, as it looks to expand its network of charging hubs at fast food restaurants across California. - The funding will aid San Diego-based ChargeNet's strategy of deploying solar-powered EV charging stations at fast food restaurant parking lots, starting with six charging ports at a Taco Bell in South San Francisco later this month. The company plans to add similar locations in and around Los Angeles as part of its goal of expanding to more than 80 fast food restaurants by the end of the year, ChargeNet CEO Tosh Dutt told dot.LA. Original Source : https://dot.la/chargenet-ev-chargers-parking-lots-2656247335.html WATCH TESLAS AND AUDIS AND OTHER CARS SMACK INTO FAKE KIDS Original Source : https://jalopnik.com/watch-teslas-and-audis-and-other-cars-smack-into-fake-k-1848316218 TESLA'S CAMERAS-ONLY AUTONOMOUS SYSTEM STIRS CONTROVERSY Original Source : https://techxplore.com/news/2022-01-tesla-cameras-only-autonomous-controversy.html MODELING STUDY SUGGESTS 1.8M EXCESS DEATHS ATTRIBUTABLE TO URBAN AIR POLLUTION IN 2019 Original Source : https://www.greencarcongress.com/2022/01/20220107-lancet.html QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM This question was suggested by Joshua Pritt: “If you live in an apartment or condo or otherwise can't charge at home, how do you charge? Is it a terrible inconvenience or do you have a simple routine to charge during your shopping trips?” Email me your answer now: 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

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
1333: 07 Jan 2022 | VW ID Buzz Retro Microbus Unveiling

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 26:03


Show #1333 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Friday 7th January. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. Welcome to a new Patreon ProducerPRABHAT VAZE VW POISED TO UNVEIL RETRO-MICROBUS EV IN MARCH - Volkswagen Group plans to unveil the ID Buzz, an electric iteration of its iconic hippie-era microbus, on March 9. CEO Herbert Diess announced the date Thursday in a Twitter post that sketched out the contours of the new design, which draws on the lines of the original model. - VW's original microbus -- the colorful, bread loaf-shaped van that was a regular sight in the 1960s at music festivals including Woodstock -- has a dedicated fan following. Original Source : https://europe.autonews.com/cars-concepts/vw-poised-unveil-retro-microbus-ev-march VOLKSWAGEN TO PREMIERE RETRO ID BUZZ EV ON 9 MARCH - The model is planned for UK sale during the latter half of 2022 and will become Volkswagen's fourth dedicated electric model, following the ID 3, ID 4 and newly unveiled ID 5. - It will also be the first ID model to be offered both as a passenger vehicle and a commercial vehicle, with production planned to take place at VW's commercial vehicle plant in Hannover, Germany from early this year. - Based on Volkswagen's MEB electric vehicle platform, the new MPV will be offered in both standard- and long-wheelbase guises - The production ID Buzz adopts a squarer shape than the earlier concept in a move that, Volkswagen officials have told Autocar, is aimed at providing it with maximum interior space. - As with the Microbus, the production version of the ID Buzz adopts two conventional front-hinged doors at the front as well as two parallel sliding doors at the rear. Original Source : https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/electric-cars/volkswagen-premiere-retro-id-buzz-ev-9-march US: TOYOTA SOLD OVER 52,000 PLUG-IN CARS IN 2021 - In 2021, Toyota offered two plug-in hybrids: the Toyota Prius Prime and Toyota RAV4 Prime, while Lexus launched the all-new Lexus NX 450h+ in December (18 units). The total Toyota brand volume was:  Q4: 10,376 (up 76%) at 2.5% share 2021: 52,749 (up 195%) at 2.6% share - The Toyota RAV4 Prime noted a relatively strong Q4 with 7,741 units and a total of 27,703 units in 2021. - The aging Toyota Prius Prime (the 2nd model evolution after the original Prius PHEV) noted 2,635 units in Q4 (down 29% year-over-year). However, the year 2021 was the second-best year for the plug-in hybrid Prius. Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/558967/us-toyota-plugin-sales-2021/ - The incentive has a limit of 200,000 units per manufacturer, which was reached in 2018 by Tesla and shortly thereafter by General Motors. Reaching the limit triggers the phase out of the incentive, over the following six quarters. Tesla lost its eligibility for the federal tax credit with the end of 2019, while GM lost it on April 1, 2020. - Recently, Lexus started sales of the plug-in hybrid Lexus NX 450h+ (18 units in December), which, as far as we know, adds to the Toyota counter, marginally increasing the total. - It means that those who are waiting for the launch of the Toyota bZ4X in mid-2022 will be only shortly supported by the full incentive. - That should make the Subaru Solterra noticeably more attractive, as it's basically the same car, but eligible for the incentive. Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/558975/toyota-federal-tax-credits-190000/ VIETNAM CAR MAKER VINFAST TO BUILD US BATTERY FACTORY AS IT GOES ALL-ELECTRIC - Vietnam's VinFast plans to build electric vehicle battery cells and packs in a new U.S. manufacturing complex, its global chief executive told Reuters, as the company pledged to transform itself into an all-electric automaker by the end of this year. - VinFast, part of Vingroup JSC, the largest conglomerate in the country, became the country's first full-fledged domestic car maker when gasoline-powered models built under its own badge hit the streets in 2019. - The company, which began selling electric vehicles (EVs) in Vietnam at the end of 2021, said in a statement on Thursday it planned to become what it said would be the first car company to cease making gasoline-powered cars and transition to all-electric vehicle production from late 2022. - VinFast will initially assemble battery packs with cells sourced from its supplier at its U.S. complex before starting its own production there. - The company is looking to initially produce 100,000 battery packs per year, with $174 million in investment, and then upgrade capacity to one million. - The company said that on Thursday it was seeking to establish an EV plant in Germany. Original Source : https://e.vnexpress.net/news/business/vietnam-car-maker-vinfast-to-build-us-battery-factory-as-it-goes-all-electric-4413250.html GM UNVEILS NEW SELF-DRIVING CADILLAC CONCEPT VEHICLE - General Motors unveiled a new personal self-driving electric concept car from GM's luxury brand Cadillac on Wednesday during the CES technology show. - GM CEO Mary Barra, during a keynote address, also revealed that GM and its majority-owned subsidiary Cruise plan to offer a personal autonomous electric vehicle to consumers as soon as mid-decade. - GM's time frame for personal autonomous vehicles may seem aggressive given setbacks in the development of self-driving vehicles in recent years. Cruise was initially supposed to commercialize an autonomous ride-hailing fleet in San Francisco in 2019 but indefinitely delayed those plans to conduct further testing and acquire needed permits. Original Source : https://www.cnbc.com/2022/01/05/gm-ceo-mary-barra-unveils-new-self-driving-cadillac-concept-vehicle.html RESIDENTIAL PARKING OPTIONS AND ACCESS TO ELECTRICITY WILL IMPACT ELECTRIC VEHICLE ADOPTION - Access to charging infrastructure is one of the biggest barriers to plug-in vehicle adoption. In an online survey conducted in May of 2020, respondents provided information on their household parking options, existing electrical access, and potential electrical access. - Parking for single-family detached housing (SFH Detached) was most often a driveway/carport, followed by a personal garage or on-street parking. Most of those with a personal garage had electrical access or potential electrical access, while less than half of those with driveways/carports had electrical access. - SFH Attached housing had a smaller share of electrical access for their parking in personal garages and driveways/carports. Apartment residents had the least access, with each of the three apartment categories having less than 25% access or potential access to electricity. Original Source : https://www.energy.gov/eere/vehicles/articles/fotw-1219-january-3-2022-residential-parking-options-and-access-electricity JAPAN'S HONDA TO BUILD BATTERY EV PLANT IN CHINA Original Source : https://www.argusmedia.com/en/news/2289110-japans-honda-to-build-battery-ev-plant-in-china MAGNA SHOWS HOW HEAVY-DUTY PICKUPS CAN GO ALL-ELECTRIC WITHOUT LOWER TOWING, PAYLOAD Original Source : https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1134659_magna-heavy-duty-pickups-all-electric-without-lower-towing-payload ‘RIGHT TIME' TO END ELECTRIC VEHICLE GRANTS, SAYS POD POINT CEO ERIK FAIRBAIRN Original Source : https://www.standard.co.uk/business/end-electric-vehicle-grants-podpoint-ceo-erik-fairbairn-b975240.html INNER MONGOLIA LAUNCHES FIRST 5G UNMANNED NEW ENERGY MINING VEHICLE PROJECT IN ORDOS Original Source : https://pandaily.com/inner-mongolia-launches-first-5g-unmanned-new-energy-mining-vehicle-project-in-ordos TOP GOOGLE MAPS RIVAL ANNOUNCES NEW-GEN FEATURE FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLES Original Source : https://www.autoevolution.com/news/top-google-maps-rival-announces-new-gen-feature-for-electric-vehicles-178408.html EV CHARGING COMPANIES PUSH FASTER AT-HOME CHARGES, V2G AND CONNECTIVITY AT CES Original Source : https://techcrunch.com/2022/01/06/ev-charging-companies-push-faster-at-home-charges-v2g-and-connectivity-at-ces/ NIU BQI ELECTRIC BIKE PRICE AND SPECS REVEALED AHEAD OF US/EU LAUNCH Original Source : https://electrek.co/2022/01/06/tech-specs-and-pricing-revealed-for-nius-innovative-new-electric-bike-ahead-of-us-eu-launch/ RIVIAN STOCK CRASHES FOLLOWING AMAZON'S DEAL WITH STELLANTIS   Original Source : https://finance.yahoo.com/news/rivian-stock-crashes-following-amazon-152335011.html HOW E-MOBILITY IS DRIVING A FOUNDATIONAL SHIFT IN TRANSPORTATION Original Source : https://www.intelligenttransport.com/transport-articles/130674/e-mobility-driving-foundational-shift-in-transportation/ QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM This question was suggested by Joshua Pritt: “If you live in an apartment or condo or otherwise can't charge at home, how do you charge? Is it a terrible inconvenience or do you have a simple routine to charge during your shopping trips?” Email me your answer now: 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

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
1332: 06 Jan 2022 | Chevrolet Silverado EV Makes World Debut

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 25:27


Show #1332  If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Thursday 6th January. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. Welcome to a new Patreon Producer NETZ HOG. 2024 CHEVROLET SILVERADO EV MAKES WORLD DEBUT AT CES - Chevrolet has finally lifted the veils off its first all-electric pickup truck, the 2024 Silverado EV based on GM's Ultium EV platform. - Going head to head with the Ford F-150 Lightning, the Silverado EV has the major advantage of being built from the ground up as an electric vehicle—the Lightning uses a modified version of the ICE F-150 platform. - In the fall of 2023, Chevrolet will introduce the fully loaded Silverado EV RST First Edition model with a 400-mile range and an MSRP of $105,000 (plus destination and freight charges). - This model (as well as non-First Edition RST variants) will pack 664 horsepower and more than 780 lb-ft (1,056 Nm) of torque from an e4WD system with the available max power Wide Open Watts Mode, enabling 0-60 acceleration in under 4.5 seconds. - Customers splurging more than a hundred grand on the RST First Edition will also get goodies like four-wheel steering, Automatic Adaptive Air Suspension (raises or lowers up to 2 inches/50 mm), Multi-Flex Midgate that expands cargo capability while maintaining seating for a rear row passenger, and available Multi-Flex Tailgate with power release. Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/558852/2024-chevrolet-silverado-ev-unveiled/ - Like Lightning, Silverado EV pricing starts at just under $40,000 before government tax breaks. Unlike Lightning, which uses a familiar F-150 ladder frame, the Silverado EV makes a clean break from its petrol-powered Silverado stablemate with an all-new platform based on GM's 800-volt Ultium battery skateboard and capable of fast, 350-kW charging. It's the same architecture that cradles the Hummer EV — GMC's first foray into the e-pickup space. - The retail strategy will initially target premium EV buyers who also have the coin for, say, a $105k Mercedes EQS EV. Pickups like the Silverado High Country have become prized by luxury items in recent years, though the RST EV will cost $40,000 more than a fully-loaded V8-powered High Country. - he high-voltage platform rivals the Porsche and Lucid Air luxury cars and can add 100 miles of range in 10 minutes at a fast charger. The Chevy's 400-mile range bests Lightning by 100 miles. - A flying buttress C-pillar — reminiscent of the 2013 Chevy Avalanche pickup — frames the 5' 11” bed that can be extended to 9 feet (10' 10” with the tailgate down) by dropping the Multi-Flex Midgate wall and window behind the rear, crew-cab passengers. It's not as radical looking as the angular Tesla Cybertruck, but it's distinct from traditional, boxy Silverados. The gate can be split 60/40 — or drop flat with storage for the removable window. The rear Multi-Flex Tailgate offers multi-functionality like walk-in steps or a work table. - The Silverado EV will be assembled alongside the Hummer EV at the Factory Zero Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center, the plant retooled with an EV-focused, $2.2 billion investment. Original Source : https://eu.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/general-motors/2022/01/05/chevy-silverado-ev-brings-400-mile-range-bed-extender/9091520002/ HOW DOES THE 2024 CHEVROLET SILVERADO EV COMPARE TO OTHER ELECTRIC PICKUPS? - Chevy then plans to fill in the middle of the Silverado EV lineup with additional variants including the RST and Trail Boss, with prices ranging from $50,000 to $80,000 “or more” depending on equipment. - As for other electric pickups, the Ford F-150 Lightning will be available as a standard-range work truck for roughly $40,000, with extended-range versions starting at around $50,000 (all before options). The Rivian R1T will be priced from the high $60,000 to low $70,000 range to start, but the price can quickly escalate with options. The GMC Hummer EV pickup available at launch will be priced at more than $112,000, with cheaper versions coming in later years. When the Cybertruck was revealed, Tesla said it would cost between $40,000 and $70,000 depending on configuration, but like all Tesla prices, those are subject to change. Original Source : https://news.pickuptrucks.com/2022/01/how-does-the-2024-chevrolet-silverado-ev-compare-to-other-electric-pickups.html - Chevrolet Silverado EV WT Fleet trim: •$39,900 starting price •510 hp, 615lb ft tq •Estimated 400 mile range •8,000 lb & eventual available 20,000 lb towing capability •1,200lb payload  •350kw DC Fast charging speeds •V2V charging capability •Spring 2023 deliveries - Chevy Silverado EV RST -664 hp -0-60 4.5 secs -10k lb towing -1300lb payload ~400mi range -350kw DCFC speeds -V2V charging -Multiflex Mid-gate fold seats for bed access & length extends 10ft 10in -4 wheel steering -HUD -Adaptive air suspension w/ 2in of travel -Fall 2023 delivery GM SHOWS OFF-ROAD-ORIENTED 2024 CHEVROLET SILVERADO EV TRAIL BOSS - The Trail Boss was shown being driven quickly on a dirt track as well as tackling some seriously difficult terrain while GM CEO Mary Barra was delivering her keynote speech at CES 2022. GM later released a single photo showing it off in more detail. - We expect the Silverado EV Trail Boss to cost around $65,000 and it should be available along with other versions when the model is set to go into production next spring. · Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/559105/chevrolet-silverado-ev-trailboss-teased/ A $30,000 CHEVROLET EQUINOX EV SUV IS COMING - Forget the six-figure Silverado EV: the most exciting upcoming electric Chevrolet could be a far more attainable pair of SUVs. The automaker accompanied its electric pickup news at CES 2022 today with the confirmation that an Chevrolet Equinox EV SUV is coming, along with a larger Chevrolet Blazer EV SUV. - Both the Equinox EV SUV and the Blazer EV SUV will be arriving in the US in 2024, the former in the fall and the latter in the spring. - The Equinox EV SUV will be priced from around $30,000, Chevrolet says, plus destination and other fees, and before incentives. It'll be offered in both fleet and retail versions, too, including in LT and RS trims as Chevy showed off in its images today. As with the Silverado EV, Cadillac Lyriq, and GMC HUMMER EV, the Equinox EV will be based on GM's Ultium platform dedicated to electric vehicles. - What makes the news so important is just how strong a seller the existing Equinox is in Chevrolet's line-up, and among compact SUVs in general. It's the automaker's “second-highest selling brand nameplate” according to Steve Hill, Vice President at Chevrolet. Original Source : https://www.slashgear.com/a-30000-chevrolet-equinox-ev-suv-is-coming-05705746/ TESLA'S MODEL 3 WAS THE UK'S SECOND MOST POPULAR NEW CAR IN 2021 - A record 190,727 new battery electric cars were registered in the U.K. last year, according to figures released on Thursday, with Tesla's Model 3 the best-selling battery electric model. - The vehicle was the second most popular new car overall, according to Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, behind the Vauxhall Corsa. - In a release Thursday, the SMMT described 2021 as the “most successful year in history for electric vehicle uptake.” It said that more new battery electric vehicles had been registered in 2021 than over the five previous years combined. Original Source : https://www.cnbc.com/2022/01/06/teslas-model-3-was-the-uks-second-most-popular-new-car-in-2021.html SOLAR-TOPPED MERCEDES EQV ELECTRIC CAMPER VAN IGNITES E-RV MARKET Original Source : https://newatlas.com/automotive/mercedes-eqv-electric-camper-van/ TESLA IN AUSTIN, TEXAS: UPDATE ON GIGAFACTORY OPENING DATE Original Source : https://www.kvue.com/article/money/economy/boomtown-2040/tesla-austin-gigafactory-opening-paperwork/269-b74c872d-2f23-48d9-ba1d-88b799054b57 SVOLT PRESENTS NEW LFP BATTERY CELL   Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2022/01/05/svolt-presents-new-lfp-battery-cell VOLVO, DAIMLER AND TRATON TO BUILD HIGH-POWER CHARGING NETWORK   Original Source : https://chargedevs.com/newswire/volvo-daimler-and-traton-to-build-high-power-charging-network-for-commercial-evs-in-europe/ AMAZON MAKES A DEAL WITH STELLANTIS TO BUY ELECTRIC RAM PROMASTER Original Source : https://www.theverge.com/2022/1/5/22868283/amazon-stellantis-ram-promaster-electric-van-software-delivery JIM ROWAN ANNOUNCED AS NEW CEO OF VOLVO CARS Original Source : https://electrek.co/2022/01/04/jim-rowan-announced-as-new-ceo-of-volvo-cars/ PANASONIC TO USE REDWOOD'S RECYCLED MATERIALS Original Source : https://techcrunch.com/2022/01/04/panasonic-redwood-battery-cell-production-tesla/ QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM This question was suggested by Joshua Pritt: “If you live in an apartment or condo or otherwise can't charge at home, how do you charge? Is it a terrible inconvenience or do you have a simple routine to charge during your shopping trips?” Email me your answer now: 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/

Audio Branding
The Voice of Tomorrow: An Interview With Dr. Ahmed Bouzid - Part 1

Audio Branding

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 36:41


“I would say that the core driver has always been trying to enable more folks to engage, more people to be able to express themselves. So when I go back and look at all the things in my life, that seems to be the theme." --  Dr. Ahmed Bouzid   This episode's guest is the founder and CEO of Witlingo, a McLean, Virginia-based company that builds tools for publishing sonic experiences, from Alexa Skills, Google Actions, and Bixby Capsules to Microcasts and social audio products and solutions. Before Witlingo, he was the Head of Product at Amazon Alexa and the Vice President of Product at Genesys. He holds twelve patents in Human Language Technology, is an Ambassador at The Open Voice Network, an Editor at The Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective (SERRC), and was recognized as a "Speech Luminary" by Speech Technology Magazine, as well as among the Top 11 Speech Technologists by Voicebot.ai. His name is Dr. Ahmed Bouzid, and if you have any interest in the future of voice and technology, this will be an enlightening discussion.  As always, if you have any questions for my guest, you're welcome to reach out through the links in the show notes.  If you have questions for me, just visit https://audiobrandingpodcast.com (audiobrandingpodcast.com) where you'll find all sorts of ways to get in touch. Plus, subscribing to the newsletter (on the audiobrandingpodcast.com webpage) will let you know when the new podcasts are available.   Better Than Computers Dr. Bouzid starts the interview by recalling his formative years in Casablanca, and his memories of waking up to the sounds of chickens on his family's villa. He goes on to tell us about his work as a software engineer and how computers still have a long way to go to catch up with human language skills.  “Language is a very fascinating problem to solve from the technological perspective,” he explains, “one of the hardest problems in artificial intelligence.” Teaching a Machine Manners We take a deeper look at the paradox of machine learning versus the human brain, how people have evolved around the use of language in a way that computers haven't. "Some people say that we are wired for language," he tells us, "that it's something that we are born with." Even something as seemingly simple as being polite can be almost impossible to program into a computer since it depends on so many cultural and social cues that we don't usually think about. The Fish and the Bird Next, we talk about Witlingo and the challenges facing voice-first systems like Alexa and Siri.  Dr. Bouzid explores one of those challenges with a story he calls the Fallacy of the Fish and the Bird that illustrates the temptation to judge a new product using the same metrics that we used for the older ones, even when they don't make sense. As he put it, “the metrics of the fish don't apply to the bird, and, also, there are a lot more fish than there are birds.” Thinking Like a Bot The first half of our interview focuses on the advantages and limitations of chatbots, the uncanny valley that an almost-human voice system can fall into, and his approach to making AI voices and voice-first interfaces more accessible. “I subscribe to the school of thought that says we should not try to have the bot emulate the human being,” Dr. Bouzid explains. “The conversation between a human being and a bot is different than a human being to a human being.” Episode Summary Dr. Bouzid's early childhood in Morocco Why humans are better at speech than computers The challenges of teaching an AI language Witlingo and the metrics of voice-first software How we talk to and interact with voice AI Connect with Dr. Ahmed Bouzid Witlingo: https://witlingo.com/ (https://witlingo.com/) The Fish & the Bird: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/ahmedbouzid_voicefirst-sonic-sonicmarketing-activity-6818992542961438721-2Dvl...

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
1331: 05 Jan 2022 | BMW iX M60 Flagship Revealed With 619bhp

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 22:12


 Show #1331 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Wednesday 5th January. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. Welcome to a new Patreon Executive Producer ROBBIENY. BMW IX M60 REVEALED – 619BHP FLAGSHIP TO RIVAL AUDI E-TRON S - The striking new BMW iX SUV has just been given a high performance flagship in the form of the new M60 range-topper. This bold high performance electric SUV will rival Audi's e-Tron S and Tesla's Model X, while also giving the M Performance sub-brand a second model. - M60 utilises two electric motors with one placed on each axle, but power is raised from the most potent iX 50i's 523bhp to a more robust 619bhp. - Feeding these more potent electric motors is the same 105.2kWh battery pack, giving the M60 a 357-mile range – only slightly down on the lesser iX and way above the Audi e-Tron S's problematic 222-mile quoted range. - The new iX M60 does lack the Audi's tri-motor setup though, explaining why something akin to the Audi's rear axle torque vectoring is missing. - The iX in all forms t hen doubles down on this advantage with an application of carbonfibre reinforced plastics along the roof rails, sills and rear subframe. - That huge weight figure doesn't do much to hurt the M60's acceleration time, mind, hitting 62mph in just 3.9sec, over half a second clear of the Audi – the top speed is limited to 155mph. - Customer cars are expected to be delivered in the summer, with prices starting at £111,905 in the UK Original Source : https://www.evo.co.uk/bmw/204466/bmw-ix-m60-revealed-619bhp-flagship-to-rival-audi-e-tron-s BMW IX M60 STARTS AT €130,200 - BMW specifies torque of 1,015 Nm in Sport Mode, and 1,100 Nm when Launch Control is activated. - The fifth generation of BMW electric drives are current-excited synchronous motors. In addition to efficiency, BMW emphasises that these motors have a consistent power delivery - The high-voltage battery achieves a gross energy content of 111.5 kWh, the same as in the familiar iX xDrive50. The AC charging capacity is 11 kW, with direct current up to 200 kW is possible Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2022/01/05/bmw-ix-m60-starts-at-e130200/ CHRYSLER PREVIEWS ITS ALL-ELECTRIC FUTURE WITH AIRFLOW CONCEPT SUV - Chrysler, the iconic American brand owned by Stellantis, will only sell electric vehicles by 2028, the company announced at the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show. - the company revealed its latest concept, the Airflow crossover SUV with a similar profile to the Tesla Model Y and Ford Mustang Mach-E. The vehicle unveiled at CES is meant to be just a concept, but it looks very close to production-ready. Chrysler says its first EV will start production in 2025. - Stellantis, the multi-national conglomeration that formed last year when Fiat Chrysler merged with the French PSA Group, intends for Chrysler to serve as the tip of the spear for its electrification strategy. - The concept Airflow comes with all-wheel drive thanks to two 150kW motors, one in each axle. However, the drivetrain can be adjusted to accommodate more powerful motors in the future, Chrysler says. The company didn't provide details on the battery's size or energy capacity, but it did estimate a range of 350-400 miles per charge. - Inside, the vehicle is chock-a-block with screens: four in the front and two for rear passengers. The large central infotainment screen is flanked by smaller screens for the driver and passenger. The instrument cluster screen is set back a ways from the steering wheel, closer to the windshield than the dashboard, making it seem almost like a heads-up display. An additional screen sits below the main infotainment screen for HVAC controls and seating adjustments, among other features. And there are two screens on the seatbacks for rear passengers. Original Source : https://www.theverge.com/2022/1/5/22862387/chrysler-electric-only-2028-airflow-concept-ces-2022 SONY SHOWS OFF SUV, WILL EXPLORE BUILDING ELECTRIC CARS AS ‘SONY MOBILITY INC' - At CES in Las Vegas this evening, Sony's Chairman, President and CEO Kenichiro Yoshida showed off a brand new prototype of its Vision S concept electric car, and announced that the Sony Group is starting a new division — the Sony Mobility Inc – which will start commercializing its electric vehicles. - On the CES stage during the Sony press conference, the company showed off its existing Sony Vision-S sedan, which was revealed at CES last year. This year, it also flexed a new model in the lineup, the Sony Vision-S SUV prototype. - Sony announced that it was establishing a new company (Sony Mobility Inc.) to accelerate the efforts of “exploring the commercial launch of Sony's EV” — hinting that a Sony car may be coming to a lot near you in the none-too-distant future. Original Source : https://techcrunch.com/2022/01/04/sony-mobility/ TESLA RIVAL LUCID PLANS TO LAUNCH IN EUROPE THIS YEAR - Lucid plans to start selling its cars in Europe this year. - The California-headquartered firm, which competes with Tesla, announced the expansion on Tuesday after a Twitter user asked if an image of some new Lucid owners were based in the U.K. - In January 2020, Lucid started taking online reservations in 15 European countries for its flagship Lucid Air sedan but the firm has not specified when the vehicles will be delivered. - Locations included Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Original Source : https://www.cnbc.com/2022/01/05/-tesla-rival-lucid-plans-to-launch-in-europe-this-year.html TESLA MODEL S GOES 752 MILES WITH A STARTUP'S PROTOTYPE BATTERY - Imagine an electric car that covers 752 miles on a single charge. You can't buy it today, but a modified Tesla Model S drove that distance across Michigan last month. It was the work of a two-year-old Michigan startup, Our Next Energy (ONE), which says it is aiming to make safer and more sustainable batteries. ONE retrofitted the car with a battery holding twice the energy of Tesla's original—while fitting entirely within the same space. It's a proof of concept for the company's own future battery design. - ONE's project didn't mess with anything to alter the Model S's efficiency, but employed a much higher-capacity battery. "We want to accelerate the adoption of EVs by eliminating range anxiety, which holds back consumers today," said ONE founder and CEO Mujeeb Ijaz. He's a battery engineer with more than 30 years'  experience, including stints at Apple, A123 Systems, Ford, and others. - The original Tesla battery had a capacity of 103.9 kilowatt-hours, while the prototype ONE battery that replaced it in the same space has 207.3 kWh. - ONE's drive took place in mid-December in Michigan—with chilly winter temperatures working against range maximization—where the company drove up and down the length of the mitten state for nearly 14 hours, averaging 55 mph, before winding up back at its Novi headquarters in southeastern Michigan with the trip odometer showing 752.2 miles. - The capacity of more than 200 kilowatt-hours was provided by high-energy cobalt-nickel cells Original Source : https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a38668912/750-mile-ev-battery-michigan-startup-our-next-energy/ TESLA MODEL S PLAID TOP SPEED RAISED TO 175 MPH WITH TRACK MODE UPDATE Original Source : https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-s-plaid-new-top-speed-track-mode-update-video/ A NEW TESLA MODEL X WON'T BE AVAILABLE UNTIL LATE 2022 Original Source : https://www.edmunds.com/car-news/no-tesla-model-x-availability-for-months.html GAC AION LX PLUS LAUNCHED WITH 144KWH BATTERY Original Source : https://carnewschina.com/2022/01/06/gac-aion-lx-plus-with-1000km-range-launch-on-jan-6/ GM DELIVERED ONLY 26 EVS IN Q4 2021, INCLUDING JUST 1 ELECTRIC HUMMER   Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/558804/gm-delivered-26-evs-2021q4/ QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM This question was suggested by Joshua Pritt: “If you live in an apartment or condo or otherwise can't charge at home, how do you charge? Is it a terrible inconvenience or do you have a simple routine to charge during your shopping trips?” Email me your answer now: 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

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
1330: 04 Jan 2022 | Ford F-150 Lightning Pricing Announced

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 24:54


Show #1330 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Tuesday 4th January. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. WILL TESLA SELL OVER 1.5 MILLION ELECTRIC CARS IN 2022? - The starting point is over 936,000 in 2021. Assuming that the rate of 300,000+ units per quarter would be maintained for all of 2022, the company would be at 1.2 million total. - In terms of new plants, according to the latest reports, Tesla Giga Austin in Texas should start production soon, and Tesla Giga Berlin in Grünheide near Berlin, Germany also appears ready to start production. - If those two new plants would add 300,000 together, with a maintained rate from Q4 by the plants in California and China, the total would then exceed 1.5 million. That's 600,000 additional BEVs in a year. Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/558267/tesla-ev-sales-2022-forecast/ 4 MILLION PEOPLE WILL DRIVE TESLAS BY THE END OF 2022 - According to our data, Tesla has delivered by the end of 2021 more than 2,335,000 all-electric cars, which is by way more than anyone else. - This number includes more than half a million Model S/Model X and more than 1.8 million Model 3/Model Y. - considering the recent production rate of 308,600 units in Q4 2021, we should see 2.5 million total and 2 million Model 3/Model Y in February/March. - Assuming 1.5 million new Tesla cars in 2022, there would be over 3.8 million total, maybe more, depending on what the current year will bring. 4 million Teslas would be a tremendous achievement. Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/558272/4-million-teslas-2022-forecast/ FORD F-150 LIGHTNING PRICING ANNOUNCED - Ford announced pricing and more details about the Ford F-150 Lightning, which later this week will be available for order (by reservation holders, in batches). As we know, there are four versions of the truck, Pro, XLT, Lariat and Platinum. Production of all four types will begin in Spring. MSRP price of Ford F-150 Lightning in the U.S.:  Pro: $39,974 XLT: $52,974 Lariat: $67,474 Platinum: $90,874 - The Pro version comes with the Standard Range Battery for up to 230 miles (370 km) of expected EPA range. There is also the Extended Range Battery that extends the range up to 300 miles (483 km) - optional in the case of XLT and Lariat ($10,000), and standard in the Platinum trim. - there is a Pro version with the Extended Range Battery ($10,000 option) but it's envisioned only for fleets. - According to the previous report, the difference between the two battery options is 33 kWh of usable battery capacity:  Standard Range Battery: 98 kWh Extended Range Battery: 131 kWh Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/558716/ford-f150-lightning-pricing/ F-150 Lightning Options Add Up To Rivian Territory Real Fast - The Lightning really begins to pale when you start adding luxuries, like heated seats. Butt warmers require equipment group 312A, which also includes Ford's CoPilot 360 2.0 Level 2 driver assist suite, a power tailgate and a heated leather steering wheel in addition to other, less noteworthy bells and whistles. That's another $9,500 on the sticker. - Couple the extended range battery with 312A to get the Lightning relatively close to the R1T's base spec in terms of interior comforts and performance, and you're spending $74,169 including destination. - Poking around both electric pickups' build-and-price tools, here's the impression I get: the F-150 Lightning is obviously the more affordable truck and actually attainable for those with less to spend. However, if you plan on checking boxes for options, the R1T will quickly become the better value. For $60K-$70K, it's the more compelling package. Original Source : https://jalopnik.com/here-are-the-options-to-check-if-you-want-your-ford-lig-1848300647 NORWAY SETS NEW EV SALES RECORD IN 2021, WANTS EVEN MORE IN 2022 - Norway set another record in 2021, and it is about electric vehicles again. Despite the global chip crisis, electric vehicle sales dominated the market and made up 64.5 percent of sales in 2021, which is the highest percentage ever achieved by them. - The country's record month in terms of EVs sales market share was September, with 77.5 percent of all vehicles sold in the country being battery electric vehicles. - Tesla is the most popular brand in Norway, beating Volkswagen's 11-year success story. The Model 3 was the number one favorite for Norwegian customers, followed by Toyota's RAV4 EV, and Volkswagen's ID.4. Tesla's Model Y achieved fourth place. Original Source : https://www.autoevolution.com/news/norway-sets-new-ev-sales-record-in-2021-wants-even-more-in-2022-178213.html TESLA CYBERTRUCK ORDER PAGE NO LONGER MENTIONS A 2022 PRODUCTION ESTIMATE - Tesla quietly updated the Cybertruck's order page, removing references to the vehicle's expected 2022 production date. The update may have been implemented during the final weeks of 2021. - Previously, the all-electric pickup truck's order page featured a simple note stating that customers will be able to “complete their (your) configuration as production nears in 2022.” Tesla's Cybertruck order page today simply informs customers that they will be able to complete their vehicle configurations as production nears. Original Source : https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-cybertruck-2022-release-date-update/ DAKAR 2022, STAGE 3: SAINZ SCORES FIRST WIN FOR ELECTRIC AUDI - Carlos Sainz claimed Audi's maiden stage victory in the Dakar Rally on Tuesday, - The result marked the 40th stage win for Sainz as well as the first for an electric prototype in the top cars division, with Audi running three MGUs on its RS Q e-tron using technology it developed in Formula E. Original Source : https://www.motorsport.com/dakar/news/dakar-sainz-audi-first-stage-win/7076874/ WALLBOX INTRODUCES QUASAR 2 AT CES 2022 - As well as enabling EV owners to charge and discharge their electric vehicle to power their home or the grid, Wallbox's latest innovation is designed to give EV drivers the ability to isolate their home from the grid and use their EV for backup power during a blackout. - With Blackout Mode, users are able to use their EV battery to power their home in the event of a power outage, even those caused by natural disasters. Quasar 2 seamlessly transitions a home to vehicle energy when the power goes out. Depending on the car and energy usage Quasar 2 is expected to be able to power a home for more than three days during a blackout based on an average household's critical consumption. Original Source : https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220103005080/en/ STOREDOT SECURES $80 MILLION IN FUNDING - Israeli battery developer StoreDot has announced the first close of its Series D funding round of up to $80 million, the majority of which has already been secured. - The Israeli company had demonstrated an interim step in 2019 showcasing that their technology could charge the battery of an electric scooter in five minutes. The first development samples were demonstrated to potential partners in early 2021. Then, in May 2021, the cooperation with EVE Energy was announced, which includes the production of the cells from 2024. - The company's fast-charging electric car battery cells with a silicon-dominated anode, which should also enable high energy densities. Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2022/01/04/storedot-secures-80-million-in-funding/ BUDAPEST ORDERS 48 E-BUSES FROM SOLARIS & SKODA - ELECTRIVE.COM - A consortium consisting of Solaris Bus & Coach and Skoda Electric has received an order for 48 battery-electric trolleybuses from Budapest. The current order of 12- and 18-metre buses goes back to a framework agreement from 2014, which has now been completely fulfilled with the order. - With the 48 trolleybuses now on order, the total number of 108 vehicles agreed in 2014 has been reached. The order is divided into 12 Trollino 12s and 36 Trollino 18s, i.e. the 18-metre articulated bus version. Solaris says that the 48 buses are to be delivered by autumn 2022. - The batteries will enable the trolleybuses for Budapest to travel at least four kilometres without overhead lines. Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2022/01/02/budapest-orders-48-e-buses-from-solaris-skoda/ KANSAS CITY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT INSTALLS WIRELESS CHARGERS Original Source : https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/kansas-city-international-airport-installs-wireless-chargers-by-momentum-dynamics-becoming-first-airport-with-wireless-charging-for-its-electric-bus-fleet-301450602.html APPLE'S LATEST PATENT DROPS A HINT AT HOW ITS ELECTRIC CAR MAY GET CHARGED Original Source : https://www.businessinsider.in/business/auto/news/apples-latest-patent-drops-a-hint-at-how-its-electric-car-may-get-charged/articleshow/88660724.cms ENPHASE CELEBRATES THE NEW YEAR BY ENTERING THE EV CHARGING MARKET Original Source : https://pv-magazine-usa.com/2022/01/03/enphase-celebrates-the-new-year-by-entering-the-ev-charging-market/ 91% OF EV OWNERS SAY THEY WILL NEVER BUY A PETROL OR DIESEL CAR AGAIN   Original Source : https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/cars/article-10367579/91-EV-owners-say-never-buy-petrol-diesel-car-again.html QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM This question was suggested by Joshua Pritt: “If you live in an apartment or condo or otherwise can't charge at home, how do you charge? Is it a terrible inconvenience or do you have a simple routine to charge during your shopping trips?” Email me your answer now: 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

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
1329: 03 Jan 2022 | Tesla Delivers Almost 1 Million EVs In 2021

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 23:44


Show #1329 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Monday 3rd January. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. First an admission, Mike Wise is an Executive Producer but I didn't add his name to the show notes when he signed up. So consider it done! Thank you MIKE WISE TESLA TSLA Q4 2021 VEHICLE DELIVERY AND PRODUCTION NUMBERS - Tesla just published its fourth-quarter vehicle production and deliveries report for 2021, and it handily beat analysts' expectations. - Tesla deliveries amounted to 308,600 electric cars in the fourth quarter and full-year deliveries amounted to 936,172 vehicles. - The automaker produced 305,840 fully electric vehicles total during the same period. · Highlighted Source : https://share.getliner.com/1RqI0hmRvZ/ · Original Source : https://www.cnbc.com/2022/01/02/tesla-tsla-q4-2021-vehicle-delivery-and-production-numbers.html?utm_source=pocket_mylist - While that isn't the magic 1 million figure the company might have hoped for, it's close — and nearly double the 499,550 Tesla handed to customers in 2020. - The year gone by wasn't stellar for the Model S and Model X. Deliveries of those higher-end vehicles dropped by more than half in 2021, from 57,039 cars to 24,964. That wasn't a complete shock, though, as many customers wanted to (or had to) wait for S and X revamps that weren't slated to ship until spring, including the high-performance Plaid variants. Original Source : https://www.engadget.com/tesla-q4-2021-year-end-deliveries-sales-production-183514314.html - Tesla increased sales despite a global shortage of computer chips, which serve as the brains for a variety of electronics, including engine controllers and touch screens. The shortage forced most automakers to idle some plants for weeks at a time and kept them from producing as many vehicles as they had planned. - In July, Tesla's chief executive, Elon Musk, said his company was overcoming the shortage by switching to types of chips that were more readily available and writing new instructions, or firmware, to be embedded into the chip. Tesla can make such a switch because the components in its cars are designed to be controlled largely by software. - Much of its recent growth has been propelled by sales in Europe and China. Original Source : https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/02/business/tesla-sales.html - But more importantly, these results give Tesla an annualized production rate of over 1.2 million vehicles, which is unprecedented for producing electric vehicles. - The other story is in the mix of cars. Model S/X accounted for only about 2.5% of Tesla's sales for the year. Obviously the switch to the new models had some downtime, but the mix is overwhelmingly the smaller cars. That means that Tesla is almost entirely selling the Model 3/Y which are both based on a singular vehicle platform.  Original Source : https://electrek.co/2022/01/02/tesla-tsla-record-q4-2021-production-deliveries-electric-cars/ FORD JACKS UP PRODUCTION OF ELECTRIC F-150, CITES BIG DEMAND - Ford says it will nearly double the annual production of its electric F-150 Lightning pickup truck based on a high number of advance reservations. The company said Tuesday that it will be able to build at a rate of 150,000 pickups per year at its electric vehicle factory in Dearborn, Michigan, by the middle of next year. Previously Ford had expected to build 80,000 per year at the new factory, which likely will have to be expanded to handle the increased output. Original Source : https://apnews.com/article/technology-business-environment-and-nature-michigan-ed809bb0f237e4d3be7974936416f91e - Currently, production capacity stands at 75,000 F-150 Lightning models per year at Ford's Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, Michigan. A Ford representative confirmed to Newsweek that the company will be slowly ramping up production to that 75,000 mark. - For the 2023 model year, Ford is targeting approximately 80,000 units per year capacity.As the 2024 model year nears, in mid-2023, Ford expects to hit the announced 150,000 per year F-150 Lightning production level. - Ford will begin accepting the first wave of reservation converts on Thursday. Additional reservation holders will be invited to place their orders in phases over the next few months. - Initial reservation conversions will be for 2022 model year vehicles. Once that run is out, Ford will open order banks for model year 2023 trucks. Original Source : https://www.newsweek.com/heres-when-youll-get-your-2022-ford-f-150-lightning-1665122 MERCEDES-BENZ'S VISION FOR THE FUTURE IS AN ULTRA-EFFICIENT, LUXURY EV WITH 620-MILE RANGE | TechCrunch - Mercedes-Benz revealed Monday the Vision EQXX, a concept vehicle that is meant to showcase what the automaker's electric future will look like. The upshot? An eye-popping design coupled with advanced engineering that squeezes in power, efficiency and range into a compact and sporty package. - Instead, the company used the EQXX as a proving ground of how far it can push design and engineering. The company focused on improving the energy density of its battery and boosting overall efficiency by reducing the weight of the vehicle using some lightweight materials including for the battery case and brake discs, an aerodynamic design that produces a drag coefficient of Cd 0.175, ultra low-rolling resistance tires and a new compact electric drivetrain. - The end result is a vehicle that Mercedes says can travel 620 miles on a single charge and boasts 95% efficiency, which means 95% of the energy from the battery ends up at the wheels. - Instead of just increasing the size of the battery, Mercedes-Benz and its HPP team developed a new battery pack with an energy density of close to 400 Wh/L. - The company was able to increase energy density in part from what Mercedes described as “significant progress” in the chemistry of the anodes, which has higher silicon content and advanced composition that allowed it to hold considerably more energy than commonly used anodes. Original Source : https://techcrunch.com/2022/01/03/mercedes-benzs-vision-for-the-future-is-an-ultra-efficient-luxury-620-mile-range-ev/ - With claims of an astounding 621 real-world miles (or more) from a battery pack of less than 100 kwh—amounting to more than 6 miles per kwh on efficiency terms. - And yet the battery pack of the EQXX—one of many elements that executives hinted are likely production-bound—takes an approach that isn't used by F1, Formula E, or any of Mercedes' other modern EVs: passive cooling, otherwise known as air cooling. - it's accomplished with intelligent cell management throughout the pack, combined with an integrated cooling plate at the bottom, as well as vents that open as the temperature climbs.  Simply put, running pumps and circulating liquids through cooling systems—typically two circuits—costs energy, and efficiency. - As executives emphasized with the introduction of the EQXX, most, if not all, of the key technology pieces exhibited in this concept are production-bound—most of them for the modular MMA architecture that will underpin mass-production compact-to-midsize EVs later in the decade. So while air cooling might not yet be locked in, there must already be a relatively high confidence level in the decision. Original Source : https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1134641_does-mercedes-eqxx-concept-signal-a-shift-to-air-cooling-for-ev-batteries - The interior of the Vision EQXX features a massive 47.5-inch screen that stretches the full width of the vehicle, a nod to the company's new Hyperscreen infotainment display. But unlike the Hyperscreen, which is an amalgam of three separate screens set inside one solid, 56-inch piece of glass, the Vision EQXX's screen is a one-piece display that will also feature 8K resolution and cutting edge graphics. - Like most of its competitors, Mercedes is barreling toward an all-electric future at full speed. The company says it will commit €40 billion ($47 billion) to the electrification of its lineup by 2030, including electric versions of Mercedes-Benz's G-class wagons and AMG high-performance vehicles. Original Source : https://www.theverge.com/2022/1/3/22855555/mercedes-benz-vision-eqxx-ev-range-ces-2022    Original Source : https://www.techradar.com/nz/news/exclusive-the-mercedes-vision-eqxx-cant-even-hit-90mph-but-thats-okay CHINA: VOLKSWAGEN SOLD NEARLY 14,000 ID. CARS IN DECEMBER 2021 Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/558422/china-volkswagen-sales-id-december2021/ CHEVY BOLT EV, BOLT EUV OWNERS TO GET CERTIFIED WINDOW CLING Original Source : https://gmauthority.com/blog/2022/01/serviced-chevy-bolt-ev-bolt-euv-owners-to-get-certified-window-clings/ EV SALES AT WARREN BUFFETT-BACKED BYD TRIPLED IN DECEMBER   Original Source : https://www.forbes.com/sites/russellflannery/2022/01/03/ev-sales-at-warren-buffett-backed-byd-tripled-in-december-adding-to-big-gains-by-china-makers/ GAF ENERGY TAKING ON TESLA, TO MAKE SOLAR SHINGLES CHEAPER Original Source : https://www.cnbc.com/2022/01/03/gaf-energy-taking-on-tesla-to-make-solar-shingles-cheaper.html QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM This question was suggested by Joshua Pritt: “If you live in an apartment or condo or otherwise can't charge at home, how do you charge? Is it a terrible inconvenience or do you have a simple routine to charge during your shopping trips?” Email me your answer now: 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

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
1328: 02 Jan 2022 | Global EV Sales Heading Towards Tipping Point

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 30:02


Show #1328 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Sunday 2nd January. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. THE TOP ELECTRIC VEHICLES IN WORLD DURING RECORD SALES MONTH "Global plugin vehicle registrations were up 72% in November 2021 compared to November 2020. There were 721,000 registrations (or 11.5% share of the overall auto market), establishing a new global record for PEV sales. " Fully electric vehicles (BEVs) represented 72% of plugin registrations in November, above the year-to-date tally (69%). In total, there were some 518,000 registrations of BEVs, a new record, or 8.3% share of the overall auto market. Looking at registrations by OEM, Tesla is leading with 14% share, but it should gain one percentage point in December, ending the year with 15% share. That would be one point less than in 2020 and 2 points less than in 2019, in line with the trend of a slow decline towards some 10–12% share in a few years. #2 Volkswagen Group and #3 SAIC retained their standings and shares, while #4 BYD was up one percentage point, to 9%, and should gain another point in December. The final 2021 standing will probably end with Tesla ahead, with 15% share, followed by Volkswagen Group (12%), SAIC (11%), and BYD (10%). Source: https://cleantechnica.com/2021/12/31/the-top-electric-vehicles-in-world-during-record-sales-month/ NIO SOLD OVER 10,000 EVS IN DECEMBER 2021 - NIO reports another strong monthly result for electric car sales, but the growth rate slowed down in recent months. Last month, the Chinese company delivered 10,489 electric cars (up 50% year-over-year), just a few hundred units less than in the record November (10,878). - In 2021, NIO sold over 90,000 electric cars. - The company intends to launch an all-new NIO ET7 flagship electric model in March 2022, which at a later point in the year, will be available also in selected European markets. - The mid-size premium sedan NIO ET5, unveiled at NIO Day 2021 in December 2021, is scheduled for the market launch in China in September 2022. Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/558156/nio-electric-car-sales-december2021/ XPENG EV SALES REACHED 16,000 IN DECEMBER 2021 - XPeng closes the year 2021 with another monthly sales record and outstanding growth rate, despite ongoing global supply chain challenges. - The company has delivered a total of 16,000 units (up 181% year-over-year), which is slightly more than in the previous best month: November (15,613). - XPeng P7 remains the top-selling model, at a near-record level. However, the progressing ramp-up of the all-new XPeng P5 already allowed it to exceed the Xpeng G3/G3i. - In 2021, sales exceeded 98,000. Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/558154/xpeng-ev-sales-16000-december2021/ NYC BUYS 184 FORD MUSTANG MACH-E GTS FOR POLICE, CORRECTIONS, PARKS - New York City is buying 184 Mustang Mach-E SUVs for law enforcement and emergency response as part of the largest purchase of all-electric vehicles to date, city officials announced Wednesday. - The city will spend $11.5 million on initial orders, said a news release from the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services. - The New York City news release initially refers to the Mach-E but the pricing portion of the news release refers to the Mach-E GT, which is a high performance vehicle. The Free Press has reached out to the city agency for clarification. A Ford spokesman confirmed the fleet order is for the Mustang Mach-E GT. - The Mustang Mach-E GT models purchased will have a range of 270 miles. The city has installed 29 fast chargers for the NYPD and 103 chargers citywide with plans to add 275 more chargers in 2022. Original Source : https://eu.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2021/12/30/new-york-city-ford-mustang-mach-e-police-cars/9053984002/ VIDEO: BMW I4 M50 VS TESLA MODEL 3 PERFORMANCE DRAG RACE - The time has finally come to see how BMW stacks up against Tesla, in an almost fair fight. The BMW i4 M50 is bound to hit dealerships around the world this year before landing in customers' hands. But of course, the one competitor everyone is looking to take down is Tesla and, in this segment, the Model 3 Performance is the one to compare against the i4 M50. The guys from CarWow brought us the first drag race between these two models right as the new year rolled in. - The BMW and the Tesla are neck and neck in the first part of the 1/4 mile run but the German car pulls ahead towards the end, on both runs, which probably means the Bavarians are not exactly honest about the true power figures of their car. - both cars are all-wheel drive and both cars have a dual motor setup, one for each axle. The BMW i4 M50 has a combined maximum power output of 544 PS and 795 Nm of torque. Original Source : https://www.bmwblog.com/2022/01/01/video-bmw-i4-m50-vs-tesla-model-3-performance-drag-race/ AUDI Q6 E-TRON CAUGHT TESTING IN PUBLIC AGAIN - One of the more important upcoming electric models for Audi will be the Q6 e-tron, which is set to debut sometime next year. When it goes into production in 2022, the Audi Q6 e-tron will be the first PPE-based electric vehicle to come from the VW Group. - The PPE (Premium Platform Electric) architecture will underpin almost all upcoming VW Group EVs, including the Porsche Macan electric and the Audi A6 e-tron. However, it all starts with the Q6 e-tron, which was just recently caught testing in the wild yet again. - Being based on Audi's PPE architecture, the Q6 e-tron will have 800-volt architecture, just like the e-tron GT. Which means it will likely be able to charge at up to 270 kW, or even more. It also likely boast a range between 350-400 miles, considering Audi claimed the A6 e-tron Concept — based on the same PPE architecture — could get 430 miles. Original Source : https://www.quattrodaily.com/audi-a6-e-tron-spy-photos/ HOW GREEN IS YOUR ELECTRIC CAR REALLY? NEW BATTERY 'PASSPORTS' WILL REVEAL ALL - When you're shopping for a new electric bike, e-scooter, or electric car, a new 'passport' for batteries will soon help you understand the effect of its battery on the environment. - the scheme is due to start at the end of 2022, and will tell you all about how and where a specific battery was made, and even how it could be reused once it reaches the end of its life – all of which are becoming increasingly important as electric vehicles become mainstream. - The battery passport system will give much more transparency, helping identify batteries that are best and worst in class, and provide minimum standards for ethical and sustainable batteries. - According to the Global Battery Alliance, which is the organization behind the scheme, key info will also be available for customers so you can make an educated choice when picking a new car, bike, or scooter. Original Source : https://www.techradar.com/news/how-green-is-your-electric-car-really-new-battery-passports-will-reveal-all ELECTRIC CARS ARE LESS GREEN TO MAKE THAN PETROL BUT MAKE UP FOR IT IN LESS THAN A YEAR - Electric vehicles are more carbon intensive to produce compared to petrol cars, but drivers make up that extra carbon cost with just 7,000 miles of driving in the UK, new analysis has revealed. - An average medium-sized petrol car, around the size of a VW Golf, causes around 7.2 tonnes of carbon emissions to produce, according to analysis by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), an independent research organisation based in Berlin. - By comparison, producing a similar-sized electric car results in around 9.2 tonnes of carbon emissions. The extra pollution associated with an EV can be largely attributed to the battery, which is carbon intensive to manufacture. - ICCT calculated that a battery electric car running on UK grid electricity produces 35g of CO2 per km, compared to an average petrol car which emits 211g of CO2 per km. - this ‘carbon debt' can be made up after 7,061 miles of driving an electric vehicle in the UK. - In England the average new car is driven for around 10,400 miles in each of its first three years on the road, according to the RAC. Based on this mileage, a new electric car ‘breaks even' with a petrol car in less than a year. Original Source : https://inews.co.uk/news/electric-cars-are-less-green-to-make-than-petrol-but-make-up-for-it-in-less-than-a-year-new-analysis-reveals-1358315 ELECTRIC VEHICLE PURCHASE INCENTIVES PER COUNTRY IN EUROPE (2021 UPDATE) Original Source : https://www.acea.auto/figure/interactive-map-electric-vehicle-purchase-incentives-per-country-in-europe-2021-update/ GERMAN PSYCHOLOGIST SAYS RANGE ANXIETY BECOMES LESS REAL AFTER 3 MONTHS OF DRIVING ELECTRIC Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/319315/german-psychologist-says-range-anxiety-becomes-less-real-after-3-months-of-driving-electric/ ONLY A QUARTER OF ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGERS INSTALLED LAST YEAR ALLOW ‘RAPID' CHARGING Original Source : https://vnexplorer.net/only-a-quarter-of-electric-vehicle-chargers-installed-last-year-allow-rapid-charging-ek20223817119.html QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM This question was suggested by Joshua Pritt: “If you live in an apartment or condo or otherwise can't charge at home, how do you charge? Is it a terrible inconvenience or do you have a simple routine to charge during your shopping trips?” Email me your answer now: 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/

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1327: 38 EVs To Watch Out For in 2022

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Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022 34:27


Show #1327 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Saturday 1st January. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. Audi Q6 E-Tron Following up the e-tron GT will be the Q6 e-tron. PPE platform the same as Porsche Macan, it's sister/cousin car.  BMW i4 the i4 is decidedly mainstream in appearance and specification. The BMW i4 will have two versions available—The eDrive40 will have 335-horsepower and rear-wheel drive, with estimated to have a range of 300 miles from an 80.0-kilowatt-hour (kWh) battery pack. The all-wheel-drive M50 with a maximum of 536-horsepower is the performance version with a zero to 60-mph acceleration in under 4 seconds and a lower range of 245 miles. The price will be around $55,000. £74,845  if you spec it properly for the M50 with the 20” Bicolour Jet Black double-spokes, and BMW blue metallic paint - BMW iX1 With the i3 not getting an immediate replacement, the iX1 will become BMW's entry-level electric car when it arrives in 2022. Essentially an electric version of the X1, in the same way the iX3 (shown above) is an electrified X3, the new car is expected to be offered with battery size options of 38 and 74kWh, producing a respective range of approximately 120 and 240 miles. Original Source : https://www.t3.com/features/17-top-evs-to-get-excited-about-in-2022 - BMW iX xDrive50 - The iX is coming with dual-motor AWD, 516 HP, 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds  and over 300 miles of range. BMW have shared a lot of charge curve charts and it can add 90 miles of range in just ten minutes at over 200kW charge speed. - BMW iX M60 Whilst some countries don't have the iX yet, there's already a spicy version on the way. The M version will have uprated suspension, less weight, possibly carbon ceramic brakes and aero tweaks Production will start in March, expect 600 hp and 4 seconds to 60 mph. - Bollinger B1 - It's boxy, it's unique, and you can remove parts of it to turn it from a cab truck to an SUV. There's a huge 142-kWh battery which somehow only does 200 miles but the performance from the dual motors is strong at 614 hp. - Citroen Ami - This will arrive in the UK in spring, tops out at 28 mph and had 42 miles of range and yet it already has a small army of fans. But will they part with £6,000 for a 2 seat city car. Expect the cargo version to follow later in the year, and possibly a subscription option too like France. - Cupra Born - We've already reviewed the Cupra Born ahead of its arrival early next year and we were impressed by the looks, the battery range, the finish and the chassis set-up. It's let down somewhat by a below-par infotainment system, the fact that maximum power is only available for 30 seconds at a time and that, so far, it's only available in rear-wheel drive.  -The Born will come with 45kWh, 58kWh and 77kWh battery options, giving a maximum range of 335 miles in the top-of-the-line versions. · Original Source : https://www.investors.com/news/10-hottest-electric-cars-trucks-suvs-of-2022/ - Fisker Ocean - 17.1-inch infotainment display is a point of difference, as it can rotate from landscape to portrait, and we love the styling. As for specs, expecting 18 minute 80% charge on a 350kW HPC. They promise "vehicle to load" as the new Hyundai group cars do. - Ford F-150 Lightning - “563 hp and 775 pound-feet of torque are provided by dual electric motors. Two battery options offer 230 miles of range from the standard pack and 300 miles for the Extended Range model. You also get a huge “frunk” (front trunk), thanks to the lack of an engine, the ability to tow up to 10,000 lbs, and the Pro Power Onboard system, which provides up to 9.6 kW of power for all manner of tools, electronics, microwave ovens, and other appliances via 11 outlets spread across the cab, bed, and front boot.” · Original Source : https://www.wired.co.uk/article/18-best-evs-coming-in-2022 - Genesis GV60 - The third car to roll out on the e-gmp platform, this will be up again the Audi e-tron, BMW iX3 and iX, I-PACE, Merc EQC and VW ID.5.  Cameras for mirrors work well, the large 77.4-kWh battery, RWD spec gets 228-hp 280 miles.  But get the performance version for sub-4 second 0-60 times. - Genesis Electrified G80 As the name suggests, this is a battery-powered version of the G80, which comes from Genesis, a new luxury brand from the Hyundai Motor Group. Visually almost identical to a petrol-powered G80 that launched in 2020, the electric model has a claimed range of over 300 miles and an 800-volt system architecture that enables super-fast charging of up to 350kW. Original Source : https://www.t3.com/features/17-top-evs-to-get-excited-about-in-2022 - GMC Hummer EV - Triple motors, 1,000hp, 200kWh pack and 11,500 lb-ft of torque. Also, WTF mode hits 60 mph in three seconds. Due to that huge pack the range will be 350 miles per charge, and on a 350kW HOC expect to add 100 miles in 10 minutes. - Hyundai Ioniq 6    - Lucid Air - A bit of a cheat here because the Air Dream Edition is already on sale and in customers hands, but that's really only the first 520 buyers paying $169,000. - Next up we'll get the more affordable trim level and for me that's the real start of Lucid.  - Lotus Evija - “The first British all-electric hypercar sports a preposterous quad-motor powertrain (two per axle) that outputs some 2,000 hp—yes, two thousand—and can go from standstill to 186 mph in under nine seconds. That's five seconds quicker than a Bugatti Chiron. 215 miles on a single charge. The cost of such performance is £2 million, and only 130 cars will be made. Rivian R1S The seven-seat SUV sibling to the R1T starts at $70,000. Four motors (one on each wheel) provide a combined 750 hp from the electric drivetrain, while drivers can enjoy supercar-like speeds of 0-60 times in three seconds and an estimated 316 miles range - Maserati MC20 - All we know at this stage is the car will come in 2022 and be a proper Maserati supercar, so in excess of 700 hp and enough to put the fossil versions of their cars to shame. Tri motors, with two on the rear and using the front for more performance. Do you need to do 60mph in 2 seconds? Probably not but that's what they're promising. - Mercedes-Benz EQE - The Mercedes EQE will be to the E-Class what the EQS is to the S-Class — a high-tech, aerodynamic electric equivalent with a class-leading battery range. A large 90kWh battery should give the EQE a range of over 400 miles between charges. Along with its approximate price-point of £60,000 will make it a strong and direct rival for the Tesla Model 3 and BMW i4 Original Source : https://www.driving.co.uk/news/new-cars/nine-of-the-most-exciting-new-cars-arriving-in-2022/ - NIO ET5 - In 2022, this electric vehicle will join the previously announced ET7 as a second sedan offering from NIO.  NIO promises 1,000 km (~621 mi) of (CLTC) range.  Other features include LiDAR technology to support NIO Autonomous Driving (NAD), NIO Aquila Super Sensing, and NIO Adam Super Computing, allowing the new EV to gradually achieve safe autonomous driving in scenarios such as highways, urban areas, parking, and battery swaps. - Nissan Ariya Nissan's second electric car, and to be the flagship of the range, the Ariya is due out in 2022. Up to 310 miles of range is on offer, while a performance model will produce 389bhp. The Ariya will go up against the Volkswagen ID.4 and prices are to start from just under £42,000. - Battery capacity options include 63kWh and 87kWh Original Source : https://www.t3.com/features/17-top-evs-to-get-excited-about-in-2022 - Ora Cat The Ora Cat from China is tipped to be one of the cheapest electric cars of 2022 (Citroen Ami notwithstanding). A compact hatchback, the Cat is to be priced from just £25,000 in the UK, yet promises an impressive range of 209 – or around double that of the similarly priced Mazda MX-30, or the pricier Honda e and Mini E. - A £28,000 version of the Ora Cat, equipped with a larger 63kWh battery, promises 261 miles of range. Both cars can charge at up to 80kW Original Source : https://www.t3.com/features/17-top-evs-to-get-excited-about-in-2022 - Polestar 3 - Expect this SUV to be priced around Porsche Cayenne levels at $75,000. This will share parts with the Volvo XC90 all electric, rumoured to be called Embla.  We're thinking range just under 400 miles and 20 minutes for 80% full charge.  Porsche Macan EV As mentioned with the Audi Q6 e-tron this will be on the PPE platform, but expect more sports performance and tuning. Plus will sell better than a Taycan. - Renault Megane E-Tech - Tesla Cybertruck - When will this arrive? Some say it's weeks away from test builds in Austin, some say none will appear in 2022. It's certainly a new production ramp for the stainless steel. - Pricing has now disappeared from the website so good luck with that $39,900 price. They still say it can tow 14,000 lbs and will go up to 500 miles with a sub 3 seconds 0-60mph. Don't write off Tesla, but equally, don't expect anything soon. It's all about their custom made 4680 cells. - Volkswagen ID.5 Following on from the ID.3 and ID.4, Volkswagen's third purpose-built electric car will land in 2022. The ID.5 is VW's largest EV to date, taking on a family-friendly, mid-size SUV form and to be priced from around £47,000. A 77kWh battery pack offers a claimed range of up to 323 miles, while a maximum charge rate of 135kW will see a charge to 80 percent completed in under 30 minutes. Volkswagen ID.Buzz Volvo C40 Recharge Volvo XC90 XPeng G9   Also: Aptera Solar EV – 1000 miles of range Arrival Van Audi Q4 e-tron and Sportback in USA Chevrolet Bolt & EUV on sale again Ford e-Transit Renault 5 Tesla Model Y RHD for UK Tesla Model 2 / Model Q QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Returns in 2022.  Email me a suggestion for a possible question and I might pick yours!  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/

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1326: Almost 700,000 Tesla's Recalled In USA and China | 31 Dec 2021

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 21:43


Show #1326 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Friday 31st December. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. CHEVROLET SILVERADO EV RESERVATION WILL BEGIN ONE HOUR AFTER DEBUT - The Chevrolet Silverado EV,  powered by GM's new Ultium battery technology, and was planned to make its debut at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on January 5th, 2022, at 12 PM Eastern Time. However, GM has switched the debut to take place entirely online, with zero changes to the date and time. Meanwhile, reservations for the all-electric Silverado will open just one hour later at 1 PM Eastern Time. - The reasoning behind GMs switching from unveiling the Chevrolet Silverado EV at CES to making it an entirely online presentation is due to the COVID-19 Omicron variant, which has contributed to record case numbers worldwide. The new Chevrolet Silverado EV is expected to be “game-changing” and will be related to the off-road focused GMC Hummer EV. - Since the GMC Hummer EV isn't a competitor with Ford's battery-electric F-150 Lightning, the Silverado EV will have the honor of challenging Ford's current success within the market. Original Source : https://www.musclecarsandtrucks.com/chevrolet-silverado-ev-reservations-opening-time/ OLA CLAIMS ALL ELECTRIC SCOOTER ORDERS DISPATCHED, CUSTOMERS RESPOND 'NOPE' - Ola's CEO Bhavish Aggarwal took to Twitter this morning to announce that the company has now dispatched all of the electric scooters that have been reserved. But many customers disagreed, quickly calling out the CEO. - Aggarwal explained that the scooters were in the process of being delivered, which includes going through the registration process. - That process is apparently taking longer than the company originally anticipated, with Aggarwal continuing, “Some in transit, most already at delivery centres near you getting through RTO registration process. The registration process took longer than we anticipated as a fully digital process is new for all.” - As an electric scooter startup, Ola Electric has faced an uphill battle to reach its own ambitious goal of producing 2 million electric scooters per year. Original Source : https://electrek.co/2021/12/31/ola-ceo-claims-it-has-dispatched-all-pre-ordered-electric-scooters-customers-disagree/ MAZDA SAYS THE MX-30 IS AN IDEAL SECOND CAR - Mazda's first fully-electric vehicle, the MX-30 crossover, has a range of 100 miles. For now Mazda's only importing 560 for sale in California, a state that happens to be quite large. However, California also mandates that manufacturers sell cars without internal-combustion engines as part of their fleets, leading to the suspicion that the MX-30 is merely a compliance car and the company never expected to sell many examples. - Speaking to Automotive News Canada, Mazda national manager Mark Peyman described the kind of customer the company is envisioning would make for the ideal MX-30. That is, someone who already owns another car. - “We come to market with a vehicle like the MX-30 that has a smaller battery, a smaller footprint environmentally and still meets the range needs of 80 per cent-plus of the consumers that will probably use this,” Peyman said. “We've found through research that many of these individuals have additional cars in their households that are for longer range.” - Peyman strikes a better answer deeper into Auto News' story, saying that those customers that like the MX-30 but are particularly worried about range should wait for the “Powered by ROTARY” plug-in hybrid version: - “Step one is to focus on these urban environments and people that do want a more environmentally conscious choice with the full battery electric,” Peyman said. “Step two, this [plug-in hybrid model] could conceivably be somebody's only vehicle, so it's just a step further out.” Original Source : https://jalopnik.com/mazda-admits-you-need-two-cars-to-justify-mx-30-ownersh-1848283112 CHARGING TESLA MODEL S VIA CCS AT ELECTRIFY AMERICA IS FAST, CHEAP - Tesla cars in North America are equipped with the company's proprietary charging port - not compatible with the CCS Combo 1 plugs (the adapter is coming). Imagine our surprise the when we saw a report about an owner who is successfully using Electrify America chargers with CCS1 plugs. - In a Reddit topic titled "I drove a Plaid 2000 miles using mostly Electrify America stations...," Ryan Huber describes details of how his Tesla Model S Plaid was charging using CCS1 chargers. - According to the highlights, the charging power exceeds 200 kW (between 8% and about 45% SOC) and might be considered as "Supercharging 2.5" (the V2 Superchargers allow 150 kW, while V3 as much as 250 kW). The peak was 217 kW (499 A at 435 V). - "The charge curve is great. I'd call this "Supercharger 2.5" if you want to get a feel for the speed. At 500 amps, you can get a lot of juice into the car, relatively quickly. The car charges at more than 200kW from 8% to about 45%. It peaks at 39% SoC which is approx 499A at 435V, which is about 217kW. At that point the car begins ramping down the amperage at the same rate as a V3 supercharger." - "I'm rather convinced the bad experiences people have with EA have more to do with car manufacturer CCS implementations than the stations themselves. I had exactly one failure and it was a bad pedestal that I didn't notice was marked as unavailable in the app." Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/557776/tesla-2000miles-using-ea-chargers/ TESLA RECALLS ALMOST HALF A MILLION ELECTRIC CARS OVER SAFETY ISSUES - Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) is recalling more than 475,000 of its Model 3 and Model S electric cars to address rearview camera and trunk issues that increase the risk of crashing, the U.S. road safety regulator said on Thursday. - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has been discussing another camera issue with the automaker, while probing the company's driver assistant system. - Around 200,000 Tesla vehicles will be recalled in China, the country's market regulator said on Friday. - The U.S. electric vehicle manufacturer is recalling 356,309 2017-2020 Model 3 vehicles to address rearview camera issues and 119,009 Model S vehicles due to front hood problems, the federal regulator said.  Original Source : https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/tesla-recalls-over-475000-electric-vehicles-2021-12-30/ - The recall applies to 2014-2021 Model S vehicles, according to an email sent to Teslarati by a reader this morning. “On these vehicles, the latch assembly may be positioned too far back, preventing the secondary latch from properly engaging the trunk striker. If the trunk is inadvertently released while driving and the secondary latch is not engaged, the frunk may be open without warning and obstruct the driver's visibility. If the frunk is inadvertently released, the driver will receive an alert on the user interface. We are not aware of any crashes or injuries related to this condition.” Original Source : https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-s-frunk-latch-recall/ TESLA MODEL 3 RECALL OVER REAR CAMERA CONNECTION - The coaxial cable is attached to a harness on the trunk lid and can become worn after repeated opening and closing of the trunk. If the core of coaxial cable separates due to excessive wear, the rearview camera feed will not be visible on the center display, affecting the driver's view and increasing the risk of collision, the NHTSA said. - Tesla will inspect the trunk harnesses in affected vehicles and equip the harness with a guide to protect it from further wear if necessary. Owners who paid to replace or fix the trunk harness for the same issue prior to the recall may be eligible for reimbursement from Tesla. Original Source : https://apnews.com/article/technology-business-f7bfb1b4cb2bf570a9f9acd28d0fb4a4 STRANGE TESLA MODEL Y BODY SUGGESTS NEW EV BREAKTHROUGH - But the latest video from December 27 shows us something a little strange in the form of a Tesla Model Y body in white. Typically, a body has to have a floor and structural bracing, and then, in the case of an EV, the battery is mounted to that. Elon Musk has long stated that he wants to move Tesla to a system with integrated structural batteries, and it looks like this could be the first step towards that. With no visible floor, it suggests that a structural battery would form the entire floor of the Model Y, removing the need for extra structural bracing, reducing weight, and simplifying the production process. Original Source : https://carbuzz.com/news/strange-tesla-model-y-body-suggests-new-ev-breakthrough TESLA MODEL Y PERFORMANCE CARS SPOTTED LEAVING GIGAFACTORY BERLIN ON A TRAILER Original Source : https://www.autoevolution.com/news/tesla-model-y-performance-cars-spotted-leaving-gigafactory-berlin-on-a-trailer-178019.html TESLA RAISES PRICES OF MODEL 3 AND MODEL Y AGAIN IN MAINLAND CHINA Original Source : https://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/3161734/tesla-raises-prices-model-3-and-model-y-again-mainland IN COLORADO, ELECTRIC CARS ARE MOSTLY FOR RICH PEOPLE. COULD FEDERAL AND STATE POLICY CHANGE THAT? Original Source : https://www.cpr.org/2021/12/31/in-colorado-electric-cars-are-mostly-for-rich-people QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Returns in 2022.  Email me a suggestion for a possible question and I might pick yours!  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/

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1325: European Northvolt Gigafactory Sparks Into Life | 30 Dec 2021

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 22:26


Show #1325 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Thursday 30th December. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. NORTHVOLT BATTERY PLANT SPARKS INTO LIFE, A FIRST FOR EUROPE - Sweden's Northvolt said on Wednesday its new gigafactory in northern Sweden has assembled its first battery cell, making it the first European company to design and manufacture a battery on the continent. - The cell is of a prismatic cell format - a variety of thinner and lighter battery - and came off the assembly line on Tuesday. - Northvolt CEO Peter Carlsson had told Reuters that the new factory would produce a battery this year "even if it means the first battery is made on New Year's Eve". - The company is aiming for the Skelleftea plant to achieve production capacity of 60 gigawatt hours (GWh) as it aims for at least a 20-25% market share in Europe by 2030. Original Source : https://www.reuters.com/technology/northvolt-produces-first-battery-cell-sweden-gigafactory-2021-12-29/ - Tesla is due to launch its first factory in Europe shortly and Asian rivals have significant operations in Poland and Hungary - but no European firm had yet operated a significant facility until now. - The new factory, dubbed "Northvolt Ett" (Northvolt One) in Swedish, already employs 500 people and will likely have as many as 3,000 staff once it reaches full capacity. - The Swedish company, which has already raised funding of several billion euros, was founded in 2016 by Carlsson and Italian Paolo Cerruti, both former Tesla employees. - Its location, some 200 km from the Arctic Circle, was chosen because it is near important sites of renewable production in northern Sweden, including hydropower. Original Source : https://www.euronews.com/next/2021/12/31/northvolt-powers-up-europe-s-first-homegrown-ev-battery-gigafactory-in-a-bid-to-beat-tesla US: VOLKSWAGEN ID.4 GROSS RESERVATIONS EXCEED 40,000 - Volkswagen of America announced that the ID.4 model is among the fastest-selling VW vehicles in the U.S. with nine out of ten buyers identifying as first-time EV buyers. The number of gross reservations (since the ID.4 introduction in March 2021) has increased to more than 40,000 (as of mid-December), out of which over 15,000 cars were sold. - Assuming that there were not many resignations, there are still some 25,000 ID.4 buyers waiting for Volkswagen to ramp up production and sales, which is not easy considering production constraints and high demand also in Europe. - The good news is that in 2022, the company intends to launch localized production of the ID.4 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Battery cells for the cars will be supplied by SK Innovation's SK On from the new battery plant in Commerce, Georgia. Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/557901/us-volkswagen-id4-reservations-40000/ 2022 LUCID AIR ELECTRIC CAR REVIEW: VEHICLE IS EXTRAORDINARY - By the middle of 2022, the Lucid Air electric luxury sedan may be the best car in the world. - After a day driving the new EV and another touring Lucid's Silicon Valley HQ/tech center, I'm convinced the fast, elegant and advanced Air is, like the iPhone, one of those rare products that won't just succeed: It will change its industry, inspiring customers to demand more, forcing companies to do better. - I can't dismiss the Lucid EV's early-production software glitches. An automaker's Prime Directive is to produce vehicles that open their doors and drive off on the first attempt, just as a telephone that struggles with audio calls is flawed, no matter how marvelous its other capacities.But five years from now, nobody will remember the glitchy door handles I experienced in early-production vehicles. Original Source : https://eu.freep.com/story/money/cars/mark-phelan/2021/12/29/2022-lucid-air-care-electric-vehicle-luxury-sedan-review-price/9016627002/ EUROPE'S BEST-SELLING EV IS ... THE TESLA MODEL 3 - The Tesla Model 3 has only been in Europe for a couple of years now, but it has been an instant hit. In 2021, it is expected to be the best-selling EV there, topping competitors like the Volkswagen ID.3 and the Renault Zoe, according to a new report. You can see why Tesla CEO Elon Musk is so anxious to get Tesla's factory in Germany up and running. - That report, published in Automotive News, also says that, unsurprisingly, Tesla will be the best-selling EV brand, too, though Volkswagen will be the best-selling EV company, by virtue of selling EVs not just with the Volkswagen marque but also electric Audis, Cupras, Skodas, and Porsches, too. - Sales of the Model 3 jumped 84 percent to 113,397 through November, according to data from JATO Dynamics market researcher. Volkswagen's ID3 compact hatchback is likely to be at No. 2. ID3 sales rose 125 percent to 63,109 in the first 11 months.The Renault Zoe, 2020's best-selling EV is on track to be No. 3. Through 11 months, Zoe sales were 60,551, down 27 percent. Original Source : https://jalopnik.com/europes-best-selling-ev-is-the-tesla-model-3-1848287478 TESLA'S POTENT AMD RYZEN UPGRADE ARRIVES STATESIDE FOR MODEL 3, MODEL Y - We are now learning that the first Ryzen-equipped Teslas are rolling out of Tesla's factory in Fremont, California. - The information comes to us via Teslascope, which posted an image of the vehicle system information screen confirming the inclusion of a Ryzen CPU. For those not in the know, the Ryzen (formerly Atom) is responsible for handling infotainment duties on Tesla EVs. It's directly responsible for the screen's responsiveness when activating menus, playing games, loading apps like YouTube or Netflix, and swiping around the navigational map. - The first Model 3 and Y vehicles with MCU3 (Infotainment Computer with AMD Ryzen) are now being produced and delivered in North America! - One other notable change coming alongside the Ryzen chip is the inclusion of a new, smaller Li-ion battery to power the vehicle's 12-volt system. This replaces the antiquated 12-volt lead-acid batteries found in almost every other internal combustion engine vehicle and previous Teslas. The Li-ion battery, which is shared with newer Model S and Model X vehicles, weighs just 4 pounds compared to 27 pounds for its lead-acid predecessor and should last the life of the car (instead of 2 to 4 years). Original Source : https://www.tomshardware.com/news/amd-ryzen-tesla-model-3-model-y TESLA ON TRACK TO MEET BUFFALO JOB TARGET, AVOID $41 MILLION PENALTY - Tesla Inc. is on track to meet its employment goal at its South Buffalo factory and avoid a $41.2 million penalty, according to new job figures from the state. - The company had 1,536 full-time jobs at its South Park Avenue factory on Nov. 10, along with 21 part-time positions. - That tops the 1,460 jobs that Tesla was required to have in Buffalo by the end of the year under its agreement with the state in exchange for spending more than $950 million to build and equip the plant. - With Tesla's solar energy business now stagnating at levels that are less than half of what they were five years ago, the company has been shifting other types of work to the Buffalo plant. - It also has hired hundreds of people to work on its autonomous driving programs for electric vehicles, although many of those positions are for data annotation work that only requires a high school diploma. - the state subsidies for the Tesla factory work out to more than $620,000 per full-time job. Original Source : https://buffalonews.com/business/local/tesla-on-track-to-meet-buffalo-job-target-avoid-41-million-penalty/article_30660284-6819-11ec-b86b-1fe1c855acd9.html AUDI RS Q E-TRON AHEAD OF ITS FIRST DAKAR RALLY - The new Audi RS Q e-tron will contest its first Dakar Rally from January 1 to 14, 2022. For Audi as the inventor of quattro, TFSI, ultra, e-tron and many other future technologies in motorsport, this marks the beginning of a new era in cross-country rallying. - A total of 80 people from Audi and Q Motorsport – from the rally drivers and those responsible for technology and logistics to the team doctor and physiotherapists – will be moving through Saudi Arabia for two weeks. The 2022 program includes twelve stages with daily distances of more than 800 kilometers in some cases. Original Source : http://www.automobilsport.com/race-categories--24/race-categories--24,232585,Audi-RS-Q-e-tron-ahead-of-its-first-Dakar-Rally---On-the-threshold-of-a-new-era,news.htm BMW TO CREATE UP TO 6,000 NEW JOBS NEXT YEAR - CEO - Germany's BMW plans to create up to 6,000 new jobs next year to prepare for growing demand for its electric vehicles, the carmaker's chief executive told daily Muenchner Merkur. BMW is on a very good path through the transformation and has its plants prepared for e-mobility, Oliver Zipse was quoted as saying in an interview published on Wednesday. "That is why we will increase our workforce by up to five percent next year." Original Source : https://www.carandbike.com/news/bmw-to-create-up-to-6-000-new-jobs-next-year-ceo-2679445? BEIJING RAISES NEV QUOTA IN 2022 NEW CAR PLATE ALLOCATION Original Source : http://www.china.org.cn/china/2021-12/30/content_77960248.htm CHINA TO CUT NEW ENERGY VEHICLE SUBSIDIES BY 30% IN 2022 Original Source : https://www.reuters.com/world/china/china-cut-new-energy-vehicle-subsidies-by-30-2022-2021-12-31/ PLUGSHARE CELEBRATES OVER 1 MILLION DOWNLOADS IN 2021 Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/558128/plugshare-over-1million-downloads-2021/ QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Returns in 2022.  Email me a suggestion for a possible question and I might pick yours!  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/

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
1324: Electric Rolls Royce Spectre Seen Testing | 29 Dec 2021

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 24:10


Show #1324 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Wednesday 29th December. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. TESLA'S V11 UI CHANGES ARE RECEIVING STRONG CRITICAL FEEDBACK FROM DRIVERS - Reveral Tesla owners have shared strong criticisms of Software V11's user interface, particularly with how it made accessing some important functions more difficult compared to V10. - A good number of these complaints could be seen in the r/TeslaMotors subreddit, a community of over 1.48 million users. Over the past few days alone, numerous Tesla owners have gone on the subreddit to share their displeasure at the UI changes that came with V11 — to much agreement among the online group's users - Tesla owners are not happy about the fact that some functionalities such as driver profiles, seat warmers, trip information, save dashcam, and tire pressure (to name a few) now require more taps to access than before. Some Tesla owners have gone as far as to state that since some features now require an extra step to access, their vehicle could end up being less safe. - Tesla owners noting that the icons in the new update do not have the same uniform, polished look as those that were used in V10. Others noted that the position of information such as the vehicle's speed had regressed as well, as the driver's hand could end up covering the speedometer - The fact that there are icons for Tesla Arcade, Toybox, and Theater — which are inaccessible when the car is on Drive anyway — and none for tire pressure, trip information, seat heaters, and lights, was deemed strange as well. Original Source : https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-v11-ui-critical-user-feedback-reviews/ BMW INTERVIEW “MAKING CHARGING EVEN EASIER AND MORE CONVENIENT” - Pieter Nota (responsible for Customer, Brands and Sales) - Right now, charging infrastructure is failing to keep pace with sales of electrified vehicles. That is why we urgently need rapid infrastructure expansion – especially in urban, densely populated areas and over longer distances. This is also up to policymakers: Economical operation must be ensured – and, if possible, promoted – especially while infrastructure is still in the expansion phase. - Who's going to build a second charging post if the first one can't cover its costs? But, in the long run, the market has to be able to regulate itself in the interests of the customer. What we need for this are clear objectives and incentive systems. The same applies to fleet operators, to support their transition to electromobility. - We have set ourselves ambitious goals for electromobility next year: We aim to more than double sales of our pure electric vehicles compared to this year. In 2022, we will be focusing on two more approaches that will make charging even more attractive. First, we will be integrating charging even more deeply into our myBMW and myMINI app. - This means our customers will be able to find everything related to their vehicle in a single app – including access to public charging points. Second, we will continue to promote charging networks – which will make the charging process simpler. Original Source : http://www.automobilsport.com/cars-tuning--37,232567,BMW-Interview-Making-charging-even-easier-and-more-convenient,news.htm ROLLS-ROYCE SPECTRE EV SPIED UP CLOSE IN BEST SPY SHOTS YET - Rolls-Royce promised it would be developing the Spectre electric car “in plain sight,” and here's some decent proof of that in spy shot form. Outside of the initial teaser photos released by Rolls-Royce earlier this year, we haven't seen any other details of the electric Rolls. That's changed today, as one of our spy shooters captured a test Spectre both on the pavement and on a flatbed. - The most intriguing angle of view is directly from the front. We can just make out that this Rolls appears to be wearing a version of the upcoming stacked headlight look previously spied on soon-to-come BMW models like the next-gen 7 Series and refreshed X7. - One of the last intriguing items of note is the angle of the rear tire when the driver has the steering wheel at full lock. It's not an extreme angle of rear-wheel steer, but the rear wheel does appear to be turned in the opposite direction as the fronts. This car being a coupe, it's reasonable that it wouldn't need a massive amount of rear-wheel steering to be agile in a city, but it's still a Rolls-Royce, so coupe or not, it's massive. - Rolls-Royce says the production car is coming in 2023 · Original Source : https://www.autoblog.com/2021/12/27/rolls-royce-spectre-spy-shots/ CHINA SETS PLAN FOR L3 AND HIGHER-LEVEL ADVANCED AUTONOMOUS DRIVING APPLICATION - China's Central Cyberspace Affairs Commission released the informatization plan for the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-2025)  (the Plan), including plans for V2X and autonomous driving development within the country. - an energy network is also included in the Plan. Specifically, the government aims to build an optimized and balanced energy management system, allowing real-time monitoring, online analysis, and dispatch for regional energy information. The government will push forward the mutual interaction between electric vehicles and intelligent grid, forming an intelligent and efficient charging infrastructure system with ample charging piles. Original Source : https://autonews.gasgoo.com/icv/70019430.html HERE'S A FIRST LOOK AT THE TESLA MODEL X PLAID - The Tesla Model S and the Model X share the same platform. It makes sense then that both would end up getting premium-level Plaid tri-motor speedy goodness. - the first Model X Plaid SUVs have made their way into the hands of the public. - Of course, the new car has a landscape infotainment system which is a big upgrade over the old portrait-style version. It's also got the rear-seat screen that controls media and climate controls. - It's important to note that while not discussed in the video, there are clearly some hilariously mismatched panels. Most notably, the Falcon-wing doors look like they settle too low on each side. This causes them to not line up with the front doors or the rear quarter panels. - We know that the Model S Plaid has had some major braking problems. It seems to go without saying that the much heavier Model X is likely to have similar if not worse issues reigning in its 1,020-horsepower. Original Source : https://www.autoevolution.com/news/here-s-a-first-look-at-the-tesla-model-x-plaid-hyper-suv-as-it-s-delivered-to-a-customer-177718.html RIVIAN WARNS OF DELAYS FOR EVS WITH BIGGEST BATTERY AND SMALLEST PRICE - Rivian is pushing back its most expensive, furthest-driving configurations of its electric pickup truck and SUV, warning R1S and R1T reservation-holders that they could face another year's wait if they stick with their original choice. Deliveries of the two EVs are now underway, albeit in small numbers, but Rivian has more than 70,000 preorders to work through. - As of December 15, the CEO wrote, “we had approximately 71,000 preorders for the R1T and R1S in the US and Canada.” Of that, “the large majority” opted for the Adventure Package trim, with Rivian's Large pack battery. - Rivian also has a Max pack battery, which costs $10,000 more but promises 400+ miles of range. However that configuration – though available for reservation-holders to select – wasn't expected to go into production until later in 2022. Now, Scaringe says, that timeline has been pushed back further. - Of the roughly 71,000 preorders, only around 20% are for the Max pack battery. - Rivian will be reaching out to those customers – who, the CEO acknowledges, could have put down reservations as far back as 2018 – in January, with the offer of changing their preorder Original Source : https://www.slashgear.com/rivian-warns-of-delays-for-evs-with-biggest-battery-and-smallest-price-28704348/ SEMICONDUCTOR SUPPLY AND DEMAND CRISIS INTENSIFIES - The release date of customers highly favored electric vehicles has been delayed by more than a year due to the imbalance in supply and demand from the shortage of vehicle semiconductors. Even if consumers sign a new contract on the remaining days of this year, they won't be able to acquire the car in 2022, but in 2023. There are cases where the price of a used car overtakes the price of a new car or even gives up subsidies to purchase as shortage of the supply becomes more prevale - Front-line branches are waiting 13 months for Kia EV6, 12 months for Genesis GV60, and 8 months for Ioniq5 from contract to shipment are required. The actual delivery date may change again depending on the status of subsidies by local governments. An official from the Kia branches said, "The EV6, which uses a lot of semiconductors, has been delayed for more than a year, so it is difficult to confirm when it will be shipped if you sign a contract now. We only received an official letter from the head office telling us to announce change in delivery schedule from time to time to avoid customer complaints.” - As the delay in shipments becomes a serious issue, the price of a used car are even exceeding that of a new car. The longer the delivery period lasts, the higher the used car price becomes. Original Source : https://english.etnews.com/20211228200001 HYUNDAI HOME WILL BUNDLE EV CHARGER, SOLAR, HOME BATTERY Original Source : https://www.motortrend.com/news/hyundai-home-details-ev-charger-solar-home-battery $7M IN GRANTS TO INSTALL ELECTRIC CHARGING STATIONS IN BAY AREA Original Source : https://cupertinotoday.com/2021/12/28/7m-in-grants-to-install-electric-charging-stations-in-bay-area/ TESCO TO DEPLOY FULLY ELECTRIC HEAVY GOODS TRUCKS IN 'UK FIRST' Original Source : https://www.businessgreen.com/news/4042418/tesco-deploy-electric-heavy-trucks-uk MET GROUP TO INSTALL 4-MW TESLA MEGAPACK BATTERY IN HUNGARY   Original Source : https://renewablesnow.com/news/met-group-to-install-4-mw-tesla-megapack-battery-in-hungary-767406/ QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Returns in 2022.  Email me a suggestion for a possible question and I might pick yours!  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/

Pub Quiz
#95 Pub Quiz Podcast - (Who are the current premier league football champions?)

Pub Quiz

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 5:59


Pub Quiz: Episode 95 If you love my Pub Quiz you can find more questions in my Alexa Skill, follow the link and enable the skill. Then say "Alexa, play pub quiz" Alexa Skill UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B084FSSLF5?ref=skillrw_dsk_res__9 Alexa Skill US: https://www.amazon.com/HUGO-FM-Pub-Quiz/dp/B084FSSLF5/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=pub+quiz&qid=1586871328&s=digital-skills&sr=1-1 Give me a follow on Twitter, I would love to hear from you https://twitter.com/PeteQuiz Cheers, Pete

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
1323: Hyundai Shutters Engine Development To Focus On EVs | 28 Dec 2021

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 23:14


Show #1323 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Tuesday 28th December. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. HYUNDAI MOTOR GROUP SHUTS DOWN ENGINE DEVELOPMENT CENTER - Hyundai Motor Group has abruptly abolished the Engine Development Center at its R&D Headquarters. It has officially declared its policy not to release new models powered by internal combustion engines anymore. - The group carried out the largest-ever reorganization of its R&D headquarters on Dec. 17. The Namyang Research Institute has 12,000 R&D personnel and is a key organization that serves as the brain of Hyundai Motor Group. - The Engine Development Center was completely shut down and all powertrain-related centers were converted to electrification-related units. At the same time, the automaker decided to focus on securing battery technology by establishing the Battery Development Center. - Hyundai Motor has also torn down walls among R&D departments to shorten its electric vehicle development schedule as much as possible. Original Source : https://www.businesskorea.co.kr/news/articleView.html?idxno=84657 TESLA 2021 HOLIDAY UPDATE ROLLS OUT TO LEGACY MODEL S AND MODEL X - When Tesla recently conducted the initial rollout of its 2021 Holiday Update, electric vehicle owners were quick to point out that pre-refresh Model S and Model X vehicles were seemingly left out. This was quite unfortunate since Software Version 11.0 could be considered as one of the most extensive holiday releases that Tesla has released to date. - it appears that Tesla has now started to roll out V11 to some of its pre-refresh Model S and Model X. Images of the new software running the updated system were shared online. As mentioned by Tesla owner @HisandHersTesla on Twitter, even their 2017 Model S 100D received the update, though some features like the blindspot camera feature were not included. - Pre-refresh Model S and Model X that are equipped with MCU2 infotainment systems are capable of receiving more features from the V11 suite, including Subwoofer Tunability, the capacity to edit Waypoints, and access to TikTok, Sonic the Hedgehog, Sudoku, and the multiplayer option for The Battle for Polytopia. Original Source : https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-2021-holiday-update-legacy-model-s-model-x-release/ CATL SIGNS DEAL WITH GUIZHOU PROVINCE TO JOINTLY BUILD BATTERY SWAP NETWORK - CATL announced today that it has signed a partnership agreement with Guizhou province in southwestern China to build a battery swap network, signaling the power battery giant's involvement in this new way of energy replenishing for electric vehicles. - According to the agreement, the two sides will cooperate in depth in the construction of a network of new energy vehicle (NEV) battery swap facilities, promoting the improvement of NEV battery swap capacity and promoting the high-quality development of the new energy industry, CATL said. - Notably, an image circulating on social media earlier this month showed that CATL has already started to have its own brand of battery swap stations. - Last August, NIO launched its BaaS (Battery as a Service) battery rental business, and Mirattery, a joint venture between CATL, NIO, Guotai Junan and Hubei Science Technology Investment, is the manager of these battery assets. Original Source : https://cnevpost.com/2021/12/27/catl-signs-deal-with-guizhou-province-to-jointly-build-battery-swap-network/ EVS NOT FUTURE CAR ANYMORE -- REGISTRATION GROW 200% - Registrations for electric vehicles jumped to 91,575 units, up 202.8 percent from the same period a year prior by November this year, data showed Monday, suggesting the quick expansion of their presence in the market. - Riding on the sustainability bandwagon, more than 100,000 electric vehicles were sold in South Korea and more than 150,000 domestic electric vehicles were exported as of this month, - The Trade Ministry expects registrations to surpass 100,000 when December's numbers are added. - From January to November this year, 20,956 units of Ioniq5 were sold, followed by 17,818 Tesla cars, 11,168 units of Kona and 9,045 EV6s. Original Source : http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20211227000604 DJI'S AUTOMOTIVE TEAM EXPANDS TO NEARLY 1,000 STAFF - China's well-known drone manufacturer, DJI, said that the company's automotive segment is partnering up with like-minded companies within the industry. The automotive team is expanding rapidly and has accumulated nearly 1,000 members. Original Source : https://autonews.gasgoo.com/china_news/70019424.html About DJI Automotive - DJI Automotive is a DJI subsidiary that provides integrated solutions for autonomous driving. It focuses on the research development, production, and sales of autonomous driving systems and related core components. With years of experience in perception, machine learning, localization and mapping, decision making and planning, motion control and embedded system, and mass production of intelligent systems, DJI Automotive will broaden the application scope of technology and introduce solutions with its proprietary innovations within the field of autonomous driving. Original Source : https://auto.dji.com/about-us?site=auto&from=nav HERE'S HOW A TESLA MODEL S HOLDS UP AFTER 424,000 MILES Original Source : https://www.thedrive.com/tech/43592/heres-how-a-tesla-model-s-holds-up-after-424000-miles GENESIS GV60 PERFORMANCE ELECTRIC CROSSOVER REVIEW Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/557241/genesis-gv60-electric-suv-review/ CHRYSLER AIRFLOW CONCEPT WILL LEAD BRAND'S EV STRATEGY Original Source : https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1134559_chrysler-airflow-concept-will-lead-brand-s-ev-strategy-debut-january-5 CHINA WILL NO LONGER REQUIRE FOREIGN CARMAKERS TO FORM JOINT VENTURES  Original Source : https://www.carscoops.com/2021/12/china-will-no-longer-require-foreign-carmakers-to-form-joint-ventures/ QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Returns in 2022.  Email me a suggestion for a possible question and I might pick yours!  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

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
1322: 2022 Will Be The Year Of Mainstream EVs | 27 Dec 2021

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 29:45


Show #1322 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Monday 27th December. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. UNVEILING OF THE ELECTRIC SILVERADO PICKUP WILL BE ONLINE - Each year, hundreds of companies, including the world's top automakers, travel to Las Vegas for the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to show off their latest products. But the pandemic resulted in the cancellation of last year's in-person events. - One of the most anticipated events was that automaker General Motors was to reveal its new fully electric Silverado pickup for the first time. But those plans have now been scrapped due to lingering covid concerns. - GM Chief Executive Mary Barra had been scheduled to give a keynote speech at the annual conference on Jan. 5, where the electric Silverado pickup truck was to be revealed for the first time. The press conference and keynote will now be presented remotely, - The electric Silverado will go into production late next year at GM's Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant. The fully-electric truck will have a range of more than 400 miles on a full charge, according to GM. Original Source : https://www.futurecar.com/5088/General-Motors-Cancels-its-In-Person-CES-Events-and-Unveiling-of-the-Electric-Silverado-Pickup-Due-to-Covid-Concerns VCS SAY 2022 IS THE YEAR THE ELECTRIC CAR GOES MAINSTREAM - Venture capitalists watching the electric-car business say that 2022 is when the rubber meets the road. - adoption in the US is lagging, EVs could account for about one-third of light-vehicle sales here by 2030, the industry expert IHS Markit predicted in August. - Whether automakers have electric-vehicle success next year could dictate the trajectory of EV penetration in the US moving forward. Here are three things that VCs say you can expect next year. - It's a golden moment for EVs, said Greg Reichow, partner at Eclipse Ventures in Palo Alto, California. - Customers and investors are awaiting the first deliveries of the electric Ford F-150 Lightning pickup, which has nearly 200,000 reservations. Deliveries of the GMC Hummer pickup will continue well into the new year. And reports say the Cadillac Lyriq SUV should reach customers in early 2022. - "Initially, we had large statements about big investments, and there were questions in the market about how serious are people going to take this," said Gabe Cunningham, principal at Fontinalis Partners in Detroit. "It became apparent that those big investments were backed by executives and that they were truly serious about diving into electric vehicles." - Car companies now have to seek out ways to make these far-reaching promises happen. They need to secure the lithium and other rare-earth materials necessary for millions of electric-vehicle batteries. - Despite the mix of electric products expected from both legacy automakers and startups next year, some of the nascent companies could realize they've met their match with their more established competitors — and the reality of an industry with massive overhead costs — said Alexei Andreev, managing director AutoTech Ventures in Menlo Park, California. - The industry has already seen a reckoning as it relates to EV startups. Companies like Faraday Future, Nikola Motors, and Lordstown have experienced troubles, not unlike Tesla did in its early days. Original Source : https://www.businessinsider.com/vcs-2022-electric-car-predictions-ford-lightning-rivian-hummer-2021-12 THE ELECTRIC DELIVERY VAN THAT SAVED CHRISTMAS - Whatever side of the great EV debate you fall on, the benefits of electrified transport to short-haul, multi-drop carriers making 100-plus deliveries per day must be considerable. Zero noise (technically, drivers should turn off their engines when delivering to you, but few do), lower pollution and, from a driver's point of view, ease of operation, with no clutch pedal or gearshift to contend with 1000 times a day. And that's before you factor in the cost of diesel at an all-time high. - Amazon announced it was buying 1800 electric vans from Mercedes-Benz to supplement its European delivery fleet, and in the UK, DPD has just bought 100 new e-vans, taking its electric fleet to 600 vehicles in total. - We've chosen the e-Dispatch from the mid-size van class because of its competitive pricing (starting from £28,250 after the government's £6000 plug-in grant), a one-tonne payload and a class-topping 205-mile WLTP range. - we're unlikely to cover more than 30 miles today making the 80 deliveries we've loaded; even with 100-plus drops, that's unlikely to rise much above 50 miles. And while some drivers will cover up to 70 miles in a day with deliveries further afield, none would be compromised by this van's range on a full charge. - The Citroën e-Dispatch starts at £28,250 for the short-wheelbase XS Enterprise model with a smaller, 50kWh battery, which trades 350mm in load length and some standard equipment, compared with our top-flight medium-wheelbase test van with its 75kWh battery, costing £45,701 after the grant. Original Source : https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/features/electric-delivery-van-saved-christmas CHINA SEES THRIVING NEV MARKET IN 2021: REPORT - The total amount of financing in NEV-related sectors has exceeded 80 billion yuan (about 12.6 billion U.S. dollars) this year, and the number of newly-established NEV-related firms was 2.4 times that in 2020, according to the report released by database query platform Tianyancha.com. - Battery-changing services are becoming a new growth point in the NEV market, with 39,000 new related companies this year, the report said. Original Source : http://www.china.org.cn/china/Off_the_Wire/2021-12/25/content_77952384.htm INSIDE AUSTRALIA'S GROWING PIRATE ELECTRIC CAR MARKET - Australia's slow uptake of electric vehicles has led to the spread of a cottage industry in parallel imports, with small businesses springing up to bring in low-cost second-hand cars from Japan. - Ben Lippa, a self-described rev head, founded his import business J-Spec just over 22 years ago to import highly modified “drift” cars to Australia, but today finds many of his customers are electric cars such as the Nissan Leaf, which is no longer imported to Australia by its maker. - In Yackandandah in north-east Victoria, Russell Klose, who once imported cars and parts from a business in Albury-Wodonga, has come out of retirement with his son Cam and friend Matt Grogan for the same reason. - They have formed Kilowatt Cars, and are now waiting on a licence to begin to sell low-priced second-hand electric cars also sourced from Japan. Original Source : https://www.smh.com.au/business/entrepreneurship/inside-australia-s-growing-pirate-electric-car-market-20211224-p59k0y.html IS NOW A GOOD TIME TO BUY A USED ELECTRIC CAR?   Original Source : https://www.carsguide.com.au/car-news/is-now-a-good-time-to-buy-a-used-electric-car-tesla-model-3-nissan-leaf-hyundai-ioniq-used IN-CAR PAYMENTS FOR MERCEDES EQS Original Source : https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211108005472/en/Daimler-Mobility-and-Visa-Form-Global-Technology-Partnership-to-Integrate-Digital-Commerce-Into-the-Car-Seamlessly-and-Conveniently LOOKS LIKE NIO MAY EXPAND TO THE US, NEW JOB LISTINGS FOUND Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/557133/nio-posts-job-openings-us/ WULING HONGGUANG MINIEV TOPS CHINA'S NOV. VEHICLE REGISTRATIONS LIST Original Source : https://autonews.gasgoo.com/china_news/70019417.html PLANS IN ENGLAND FOR CAR CHARGERS IN ALL COMMERCIAL CAR PARKS QUIETLY ROLLED BACK Original Source : https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/dec/27/plans-in-england-for-car-chargers-in-all-commercial-car-parks-quietly-rolled-back NEW YORK CITY TO INVEST $420M IN ELECTRIC VEHICLES AND INFRASTRUCTURE Original Source : https://www.offgridenergyindependence.com/articles/25570/new-york-city-to-invest-420m-in-electric-vehicles-and-infrastructure US INSTALLING WORKPLACE CHARGERS AT AN IMPRESSIVE PACE   Original Source : https://chargedevs.com/newswire/us-installing-workplace-chargers-at-an-impressive-pace/ REMEMBERING GM'S EV1, THE LOST PIONEER OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES' RISE Original Source : https://eu.freep.com/story/money/cars/mark-phelan/2021/12/25/gm-ev-1-electric-vehicles/9003729002/ QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Returns in 2022.  Email me a suggestion for a possible question and I might pick yours!  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/

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1321: Tesla's Mega Holiday Software Update | 26 Dec 2021

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2021 24:08


Show #1321 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Sunday 26th December. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. TESLA STOPS DRIVERS PLAYING VIDEO GAMES WHILE DRIVING - Under pressure from US auto safety regulators, Tesla has agreed to stop allowing video games to be played on center touch screens while its vehicles are moving. - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the company will send out a software update over the internet so the function called “Passenger Play” will be locked and won't work while vehicles are in motion. - The move comes one day after the agency announced it would open a formal investigation into distracted driving concerns about Tesla's video games, some of which could be played while cars are being driven. Original Source : https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2021/dec/23/tesla-vehicles-video-games-driving TESLA PULLS GAMES ON MOVING CAR SCREENS AFTER U.S. SAFETY PROBE - "The NHTSA constantly assesses how manufacturers identify and safeguard against distraction hazards that may arise due to faults, misuse, or intended use of convenience technologies, including infotainment screens," the agency said. - A driver's distraction - likely from a phone game application - was one of the causes of a fatal crash of a Tesla car operating in Autopilot in California in 2018, according to a report by the National Transportation Safety Board. Original Source : https://www.reuters.com/technology/tesla-stop-games-infotainment-screens-moving-cars-ap-2021-12-23/ TESLA TO HALT GAMES ON INFOTAINMENT SCREENS IN MOVING CARS - The agency says its investigation of Tesla's feature will continue even with the update. It was not clear whether NHTSA would require Tesla to do a formal recall with the update. In the past the agency has asked Tesla why it should not be required to do recalls with safety-related software updates. - NHTSA already is investigating why Tesla's “Autopilot” partially automated driving system keeps crashing into stopped emergency vehicles. It's also looking into the performance of Tesla's “Full Self-Driving” software after getting a complaint that it nearly caused a crash. Original Source : https://apnews.com/article/business-lifestyle-games-video-games-ce6e7bd75a9b1339475ce4243f61a71e TESLA DISABLES GAMING WHILE DRIVING FEATURE - When it opened its inquiry, the NHTSA noted that the feature "may distract the driver and increase the risk of a crash".Its guidelines state that in-car devices have to be disengaged so that they cannot be used by the driver "to perform inherently distracting secondary tasks while driving".This month, it reported that 3,142 road deaths in 2019 were attributed to distracted drivers. Original Source : https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-59781310 TESLA FEATURE LETS YOU TURN YOUR CAR INTO A LIGHT SHOW MACHINE - Here comes Tesla with the gift you never knew you wanted (or don't really want but hey, you know what they say about looking a gift horse in the mouth). Last Christmas, it gave its cars the ability to fart and bleat like goats. Apparently feeling more generous this year, Tesla decided that everyone needed a feature to turn their cars into light show machines. - As part of its latest holiday update released on Christmas Eve, Tesla debuted “Tesla Light Show,” which allows users to create their own light shows to any music of their choice. To create a light show, which can last up to five minutes, users must download xLights, a free open-source software. After finishing their light show in xLights, users can put it on a USB and upload it to their car. - Light Show works with 2021 Tesla Model S and Model X cars as well as any Model 3 or Model Y. However, you don't have to own a Tesla car to use the light show feature or xLights, the company explained, although it didn't specify what other vehicles would be able to take advantage of the feature. Original Source : https://gizmodo.com/tesla-s-gift-to-the-world-allows-anyone-to-turn-their-c-1848271441 TESLA'S HOLIDAY UPDATE INCLUDES DESIGN-YOUR-OWN LIGHT SHOW OPEN TO ALL - (Note: It's worth pointing out that the idea of an automaker actively encouraging users to upload a personalized version of any software to their vehicles is unusual. Even within XLights' presumably limited parameters, most car companies' cybersecurity teams would frown upon the idea of opening up any part of their vehicle's electronic architecture to outside programming. It's tempting to view this as a sign of Tesla's confidence in the hack-resistance of its software, but even if you don't, it's further proof that Tesla marches to the beat of its own drummer. Original Source : https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/tesla-holiday-update-software-v11-light-show-xlights-details/ TESLA LETS DRIVERS TURN THEIR CARS INTO MEGAPHONES WITH NEW SOFTWARE UPDATE - Tesla has released a new software update that lets drivers use their Tesla vehicles as actual megaphones to communicate with their surroundings – don't be shocked if people start talking to you through their Tesla on the road. - Now with this year's update, the automaker is updating the ‘Boombox' feature to add a ‘megaphone' option that lets drivers literally use the feature as if it's a megaphone. - The feature builds on Tesla also releasing remote live view via Sentry Mode that lets you broadcast your voice to the car using the Tesla mobile app. - In all seriousness, it's pretty amazing how Tesla managed to take a mandated feature that was forced on them by regulators and something that many Tesla owners were upset about, and then turned it into a feature that people are actually excited to try. Original Source : https://electrek.co/2021/12/24/tesla-megaphones-feature-software-update TESLA'S GRANT APPLICATION MIGHT SPARK NON-TESLA SUPERCHARGER PILOT IN TEXAS Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/556749/tesla-grant-application-superchargers-texas/ TESLA GIGA SHANGHAI REMAINS AN EXPORT HUB, STRIKING $422M DEAL WITH HY Original Source : https://www.tesmanian.com/blogs/tesmanian-blog/tesla-giga-shanghai-remains-an-export-hub-as-struck-a-422-m-deal-with-hyundai-glovis-to-deliver-its-vehicles BMW IX AND I4 GET OFFICIAL EPA RATINGS Original Source : https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1134560_bmw-ix-and-i4-get-official-epa-ratings-both-evs-top-300-miles-of-range-in-at-least-some-versions VOLKSWAGEN TEASES ID. BUZZ AND SAYS THAT IT'S REALLY CLOSE TO PUBLIC ROADS Original Source : https://www.autoevolution.com/news/volkswagen-teases-id-buzz-and-says-that-it-s-really-close-to-public-roads-177390.html BUICK TRADEMARKS THE ELECTRA NAME, DOES IT HINT AT UPCOMING ELECTRIC CROSSOVER? Original Source : https://www.carscoops.com/2021/12/buick-trademarks-the-electra-name-might-hint-at-upcoming-electric-crossover/ FORD SELLS DIRECT-TO-CONSUMER IN CHINA, DELIVERS FIRST MUSTANG MACH-E Original Source : https://eu.freep.com/story/money/cars/ford/2021/12/26/ford-mustang-mach-e-direct-consumer-china/9018576002/ QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Returns in 2022.  Email me a suggestion for a possible question and I might pick yours!  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/

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1320: My Six Christmas Wishes For 2022 | 25 Dec 2021

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2021 22:56


Show #1320 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Saturday 25th December. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. 6 Things On My Christmas List EV WORKING VEHICLES - One Charging Connector For Commerical - Delivery vans / Anything with a route - Better for the drivers, constant stopping with regen - Cheaper to operate - Clean air in urban environments VEHICLES SUPPORTING GRID CCS bi-directional at a reasonable cost Energy tariffs which work with your car "On a sprawling sunroof over a parking lot next to an office building in the Dutch city of Utrecht, there are now more than 2,000 solar panels. Underneath, there are 250 “bidirectional” chargers for electric cars, so that in the future, cars parked in the lot can help store that solar power for the grid." "The city aims to be the first in the world to be fully bidirectional, using electric car batteries to help solve one of the challenges of renewable energy: Solar and wind power aren't always available, and building large batteries for storage is still expensive. As more people shift to EVs, the cars can double as grid infrastructure." "The University of Utrecht calculated that with 10,000 electric cars using bidirectional charging, it will be possible to balance the city's entire electricity needs. That's less than 10% of the city's current fleet of cars; EVs are quickly growing, and the Netherlands plans to ban sales of new gas and diesel cars beginning in 2030." Original Source: https://www.fastcompany.com/90705832/utrecht-wants-to-be-the-first-city-to-use-its-electric-car-fleet-as-a-giant-battery ESTABLISHED NAMES GOING EV - Recognizable brands people are used to - Like Ford F-150, Hummer, Mustang (1964) - Honda Accord, 1976 - BMW 3 Series - VW Golf, 1974 - Toyota Corolla, 1968 - Porsche 911 CHINESE CARS BECOME JUST CARS - NIO already in Norway, in 2022 Germany, Netherlands and more - XPeng - BYD - Polestar, BMW iX3 already are PLUG & CHARGE EVERYWHERE - Plug it in and walk away - Death to apps and RFID cards! OVERSIGHT FOR CHARGE OPERATORS - Akin to dangerous dog licence, gun licence - Minimum guaranteed uptime - A minimum time to get it fixed - Meaningful fines for those not fixing any public chargers QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Returns in 2022.  Email me a suggestion for a possible question and I might pick yours!  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

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1319: "Significant" Tesla Autopilot improvements for to non-US owners | 24 Dec 2021

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 19:11


Show #1319 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Friday 24th December. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. HUAWEI JOINS CHINA'S ELECTRIC CAR RACE IN COMPETITION WITH TESLA - Less than a week after Chinese electric car start-up Nio announced its latest competitor to Tesla, Huawei released details on a vehicle with specs it claims beat the Model Y. - Chinese tech giant Huawei is best known for its telecommunications products and smartphones, and says it will not make cars on its own. But it has been working with automakers on car technology such as autonomous driving. - The first car with Huawei's HarmonyOS operating system will be the Aito M5, a car that runs on both electricity and fuel, Richard Yu, executive director and CEO of Huawei's consumer business group, said Thursday at the company's winter product launch event. - Deliveries are set to begin around Feb. 20 after the Lunar New Year Original Source : https://www.cnbc.com/2021/12/23/huawei-joins-chinas-electric-car-race-in-competition-with-tesla.html Tesla Faces Stiff Competition in China As Huawei Enters Electric Car Race - The Harmony OS is an Android-based operating system developed by Huawei as an alternative to Google's operating system. The OS has evolved to include as many categories and products as competing smartphones. - The Post-subsidy prices of the Aito M5 begin at $39,063, which is considerably lower than the new Tesla Model Y at $60,440. - During the winter launch, Yu claimed that Huawei's Aito M5 offers better peak power and range than Tesla's Model Y. Unlike the Model Y, the Aito M5 comes with a gas tank that helps extend the driving range when the battery runs out, so it's a plug-in hybrid. Original Source : https://www.autoevolution.com/news/tesla-faces-stiff-competition-in-china-as-huawei-enters-electric-car-race-177338.html TESLA TO RELEASE "SIGNIFICANT" AUTOPILOT IMPROVEMENTS TO NON-US OWNERS - Tesla aims to release significant Autopilot improvements to vehicles outside the United States by March 2022. The timing for the release of Tesla's Autopilot improvements seems fitting given Europe's dedication to increasing road safety in the next few years through a series of regulations requiring the installment of vehicle safety systems in vehicles. - Tesla Autopilot users in Europe have complained “about incorrect speed limits and not getting to the correct speed before you can cross the sign.” Musk responded to the tweet, saying that the Tesla Autopilot team aimed for significant improvements for owners outside the United States around March, based on regulatory approvals. - Next year, Driver Drowsiness and Attention Warning Systems, Intelligent Speed Assistance, Advanced Emergency Braking, and Emergency Lane Keeping Assists will be mandatory. Then by 2024, every car sold in the EU must be fitted with the technologies mentioned above. - The Regulation also offers Tesla a simpler, straightforward guide for getting regulatory approvals in parts of Europe, specifically countries in the EU. Trying to comply with regulations in each European nation might be more complex than following one set of rules for several countries. Original Source : https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-autopilot-improvements-europe-release TESLA MODEL 3: CHARGING TO 100% CAN BE THE NORM FOR 272-MILE LFP VERSION - Tesla is providing a recommendation to owners of new base 2022 Model 3 RWD electric cars equipped with lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery cells that is something of a gift in usable range: Charge to 100% on a regular basis. - The automaker began using LFP cells for Chinese-market vehicles, but has been hinting at a broader shift for some time. Tesla said in October that LFP cells would be used in all standard-range vehicles globally, and in the United States it's just starting with a new rear-wheel drive base Model 3 for 2022. - According to a revised Model 3 owner's manual for the U.S., drivers can see if their cars have LFP battery cells by opening the charging menu on the touchscreen and selecting "Set Limit," or opening the charging section of the Tesla app and dragging the slider. Cars with LFP batteries will show "50%" and "100%" settings, while other versions "Daily" and "Trip" settings. - The different guidelines for LFP cars include the recommendation that Model 3 owners keep the charge limit set to 100%, and actually charge their cars to 100% at least once a week, per the owner's manual. If a car is parked for more than a week, Tesla recommends that owners drive normally and charge to 100% at their earliest convenience. - With a 272-mile range and 0-60 mph time of 5.8 seconds, the new base model offers more range than the Standard Range Plus, but with slower acceleration. Original Source : https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1134547_2022-tesla-model-3-charging-to-100-can-be-the-norm-for-272-mile-lfp-version GENERAL MOTORS ANNOUNCES EV COMPONENT SALES STRATEGY - General Motors has laid out plans to begin offering electric vehicle component sets for upfitting applications, which it says will help “meet the growing demand for zero-emissions technology,” in industries including aviation, automotive, marine and construction. - The automaker plans to roll out its EV components strategy through its existing GM Powered Solutions arm. The automaker says GM Powered Solutions “will begin introducing tailored electric component sets,” in the near future, which will allow customers to integrate the latest GM EV technology into custom applications. - GM Powered Solutions will begin offering GM electric motors, batteries and other components necessary for converting the powertrains of fleet vehicles, construction equipment and other machines from fuel-powered to battery-electric. Original Source : https://gmauthority.com/blog/2021/12/general-motors-announces-ev-component-sales-strategy/ POLESTAR 2 NOW RUNS THE VIVALDI WEB BROWSER - Electric-performance brand Polestar has released a full-scale Vivaldi web browser for fully-electric Polestar 2. Drivers and passengers will have access to the same powerful web browser features as the desktop and mobile versions right from the vehicle's infotainment screen. - The Vivaldi browser runs on Android Automotive OS and is the first web browser available for Google's new Android Automotive OS, which also made its debut in the Polestar 2. - The in-vehicle version of Vivaldi was developed for Polestar 2 by its team in Norway. In addition to being a full-scale web browser,  the Vivaldi app brings extensive browser functionality to the Polestar 2's 11-inch center display running Android Automotive OS. - There are some caveats for using the Vivaldi web browser in Polestar 2. For one, files cannot be downloaded and the browser can only be used when the vehicle is parked for added safety. Streaming video content is also disrupted if the vehicle is put in motion. However, the incoming audio will continue to stream once the vehicle is put in drive. Original Source : https://www.futurecar.com/5084/The-Polestar-2-EV-Now-Runs-the-Vivaldi-Web-Browser-in-the-Vehicles-Infotainment-System ELECTRIC CAR SUPPLY CHAIN CARBON EMISSIONS LOWER THAN ICE VEHICLES, STUDY FINDS Original Source : https://eandt.theiet.org/content/articles/2021/12/electric-car-supply-chain-carbon-emissions-lower-than-ice-vehicles-study-finds/ PANASONIC EXPANDS ITS EV BATTERY RELATED OPERATIONS IN NEVADA Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/556613/panasonic-new-ev-campus-nevada/ RUSSIAN START-UP AIMS TO BRING MOBILE EV SUPERCHARGERS TO LONDON Original Source : https://www.reuters.com/markets/commodities/russian-start-up-aims-bring-mobile-ev-superchargers-london-2021-12-23/ QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Returns in 2022.  Email me a suggestion for a possible question and I might pick yours!  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/

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1318: Tesla Under New Investigation For Video Game Distraction | 23 Dec 2021

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 23:16


Show #1318 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Thursday 23rd December. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. MERCEDES-AMG EQS 53 HAS GONE ON SALE FROM £154,995 - The Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 has gone on sale in the UK ahead of deliveries starting in 2022.The first electric saloon to come from Mercedes' performance division costs from £154,995 with a choice of two models available – Night Edition and Touring. - In both models the EQS has a twin-motor powertrain that makes 649bhp and 950Nm of torque as well as providing all-wheel drive. The 0-60mph sprint takes 3.6 seconds and the top speed is 137mph, while the 107.8kWh battery promises up to 358 miles between charges. - An optional Performance Package is available for the Night Edition, which decreases the 0-60mph time to 3.2 seconds and increases the top speed to 155mph. - The Night Edition has more sporty-focused detailing on the outside, plus 21-inch alloy wheels, a flat-bottomed sports steering wheel, and sports pedals. At £8,995, the optional Performance Package increases performance as well as adding a ceramic composite braking system and carbon-fibre trim. - The Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 is on sale now with UK deliveries scheduled to begin in April 2022. Original Source : https://uk.news.yahoo.com/mercedes-amg-eqs-53-gone-154424241.html BATTERY UPDATE FOR '20-'22 CHEVY BOLT EV, BOLT EUV AVAILABLE - All Chevy Bolt EV and Chevy Bolt EUV customers who have not yet received a new battery pack module can now update the onboard software to lift related parking and charging restrictions. - the new software limits Chevy Bolt EV and EUV models to a maximum of 80-percent battery charge, and enables customers to charge their vehicle indoors overnight, use the vehicle with less than 70 miles of range, and park inside after charging. - The new software was previously available for 2017 through 2019 Chevy Bolt EV and Chevy Bolt EUV models. Now, the software has expanded availability for 2020-through-2022 model-year vehicles. Customers are encouraged to reach out to their local Chevrolet dealer for more information on acquiring the software update. Original Source : https://gmauthority.com/blog/2021/12/battery-update-for-2020-to-2022-chevy-bolt-ev-bolt-euv-now-available/ PEUGEOT 208 AND E-208 UPDATED FOR 2022 - Peugeot has detailed another batch of updates for the 2022 model year of its 208 and e-208 superminis, following on from last month's announcement of range-boosting tweaks for the EV version. - The mild revisions come after an update to the e-208 electric supermini which is claimed to unlock as much as 15 miles of extra range. The inclusion of an interior humidity sensor and a more efficient heat pump helps cool and heat the cabin more efficiently, while a new gearbox ratio optimises range at higher speeds. Original Source : https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/peugeot/208/356961/peugeot-208-and-e-208-updated-2022 TESLA HAS SUBMITTED FINAL DOCUMENTS FOR GIGAFACTORY BERLIN PRODUCTION APPROVAL - Tesla and others have now submitted all documents needed for the environmental approval that would allow Gigafactory Berlin to start production. - Now the government has confirmed that the documents have all been submitted (via Reuters): Tesla and relevant authorities submitted all the documents necessary for the approval process for its planned battery factory near Berlin, the environment ministry of the German state of Brandenburg said on Wednesday. - Brandenburg Premier Dietmar Woidke has recently said that a decision for approval might instead come in early 2022. Original Source : https://electrek.co/2021/12/22/tesla-submitted-final-documents-gigafactory-berlin-production-approval/ TESLA IS UNDER INVESTIGATION OVER THE POTENTIAL FOR DRIVERS TO PLAY VIDEO GAMES - The U.S. has opened a formal investigation into the potential for Tesla drivers to play video games on a center touch screen while the vehicle is in motion. - In a document posted Wednesday on its website, the agency says the feature, called "Passenger Play," may distract the driver and increase the risk of a crash. - The probe, which covers all four Tesla models, the S, X, Y and 3, was opened "to evaluate the driver distraction potential of Tesla 'Passenger Play' while the vehicle is being driven." Investigators "will evaluate aspects of the feature, including the frequency and use scenarios of Tesla "Passenger Play."' - The probe by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration covers about 580,000 electric cars and SUVs from model years 2017 through 2022. - Tesla owner Vince Patton, who lives near Portland, Oregon, filed the complaint with the agency last month. In August, he was watching a YouTube video of a Tesla owner who discovered that he could now play a video game on his touch-screen while the vehicle is moving. - Patton, who loves his car and says he has nothing against Tesla, worries that drivers will play games and become dangerously distracted. - "NHTSA needs to prohibit all live video in the front seat and all live interactive web browsing while the car is in motion," Patton wrote in his complaint. "Creating a dangerous distraction for the driver is recklessly negligent." - NHTSA already is investigating why Tesla's "Autopilot" partially automated driving system keeps crashing into stopped emergency vehicles, and it has inquired about why Tesla didn't file recall documents when it did an over-the-air internet update in an effort to address the safety problem. Original Source : https://www.npr.org/2021/12/22/1066710272/tesla-video-games-investigation?t=1640190012138 TESLA MODEL 3 MOST EXPENSIVE VEHICLE IN U.S. TO INSURE - A new study by QuoteWizard, an insurance price comparison website, reveals the most expensive “popular” vehicles to insure are also EVs: the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y respectively. - The Model 3, which starts in the low $40K range, costs an average of $2,830 a year for full coverage. The Model Y isn't far behind at $2,658. - The average vehicle costs $1,255 to insure annually in the U.S., but several things factor into how much the end price is, including the age the vehicle, what you paid for it, engine size and what make and model it is. - The “study's” parameters are: ” from a leading insurance company for a 30-year-old male living in Seattle with a clean driving record. This sample driver has 50/100/50 coverage with $500 deductibles for both collision and comprehensive coverage.” Original Source : https://www.thedetroitbureau.com/2021/12/tesla-model-3-most-expensive-vehicle-in-u-s-to-insure/ CATL LAUNCHES CELL PRODUCTION IN NEW 60 GWH FACTORY - The Chinese battery cell manufacturer CATL has started production at its largest plant to date in Fuding near Ningde in Fujian province, which is to offer an annual capacity of 120 GWh when completed. The first phase, which has now started, is said to have a capacity of 60 GWh per year. - The Fuding plant is CATL's largest single project to date. To illustrate the scale: This battery factory alone has a planned capacity almost equal to the total installed capacity of all battery cell manufacturers in China in the first eleven months of 2021 – which was 128.3 GWh. According to current battery prices, 120 GWh would have a production value of over 100 billion yuan, or just under 14 billion euros. - The company – like virtually all cell manufacturers – is on a huge expansion course. According to figures from the China Automotive Battery Innovation Alliance (CABIA), CATL had an installed production capacity of 11.45 GWh in China in November, giving it a market share of 55 per cent. However, the company has already announced its own plants and production facilities of joint ventures with carmakers, which add up to 600 GWh. Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2021/12/22/catl-launches-cell-production-in-new-60-gwh-factory CHINA'S GOTION INKS EV BATTERY SUPPLY DEAL WITH UNNAMED US AUTOMAKER - Gotion will secure the number of batteries required by the customer, which expects to purchase no less than 200 GWh in total, from 2023-2028. - Gotion High-Tech has signed a supply and localization agreement with a major publicly traded US auto company to supply the latter with lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries, the Chinese power battery giant said. - But from the details of the announcement, there's a good chance the carmaker is Tesla. - Gotion will export LFP batteries to the customer based on its demand through its battery production base in the Chinese mainland, the announcement said. - These LFP battery products will be used in the customer's electric vehicle and other applications in the US and global markets, Original Source : https://cnevpost.com/2021/12/20/chinas-gotion-inks-ev-battery-supply-deal-with-unnamed-us-automaker/ NORTHVOLT GOES ALL OUT TO MEET 2021 LAUNCH GOAL Original Source : https://www.autoblog.com/2021/12/18/northvolt-launch/ CAR DETAILING EXPERT EXAMINES THE RIVIAN R1T'S BUILD QUALITY Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/556303/rivian-r1t-build-quality-analyzed/ MOTORIST CAUGHT KEYING £50,000 TESLA Original Source : https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10336189/Motorist-caught-keying-50-000-Tesla-cars-cameras-prosecution-kind-UK.html FDS EXTENDS RECORD ELECTRIC TRUCK ORDER - JUST AUTO Original Source : https://www.just-auto.com/news/dfds-extends-record-electric-truck-order/ GREAT WALL TO LAUNCH BUDGET ORA CAT ELECTRIC HATCH IN AUSTRALIA  Original Source : https://thedriven.io/2021/12/22/great-wall-to-launch-budget-ora-cat-electric-hatch-in-australia/ QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Returns in 2022.  Email me a suggestion for a possible question and I might pick yours!  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/

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
1317: UK EV Grant Cut Could Be Lowering Prices | 22 Dec 2021

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 23:23


Show #1317 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Wednesday 22nd December. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. TESLA ANNOUNCES FREE HOLIDAY SUPERCHARGING - Tesla is making its Supercharging free for the holidays -- with some caveats. The move, which is intended to curb long wait times at the automaker's charging stations during this busy season, is limited to off-peak hours in select locations. - A map on Tesla's consumer website confirms that between Thursday, Dec. 23 and Sunday, Dec. 26, owners motoring along select travel routes in the US can receive free charging at specific stations between the hours of 7 p.m. and 10 a.m. (local time zone). - The majority of stations covered under this incentive are concentrated on the West Coast, primarily in California, where over 30 locations are free, as well as Arizona (10 locations) and Nevada (7 locations). Original Source : https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/tesla-supercharger-free-holidays/ TESLA'S BIG HOLIDAY UPDATE ADDS TIKTOK AND SONIC - It includes useful driving features like automatic access to a car's blind spot cameras, as well as fun additions like new games built into Tesla Arcade, TikTok support, and a feature that lets the electric cars “dance to a choreographed light show.” The update's version number is 2021.44.25, and should be rolling out over the coming days. - The most useful inclusion in the update could be its blind spot camera feature which automatically shows a live camera view of the car's blind spot whenever a driver activates a turn signal. Tesla CEO Elon Musk indicated the feature was in development in July 2020, but now it's here to (hopefully) make maneuvers like changing highway lanes a little bit safer. - Other practical improvements include an easier way to add multiple waypoints to a journey, and simplified controls for accessing a car's primary controls. It's also now possible to drag and drop your most frequently used apps to customize the car's menu bar, and the heaters in the front seats can now regulate temperature based on how hot it is in the car generally. - TikTok videos can now be watched directly from the car's touchscreen via Tesla Theater, and Tesla Arcade has been updated with new games like the original Sonic the Hedgehog Original Source : https://www.theverge.com/2021/12/21/22847952/tesla-christmas-update-2021-sonic-the-hedgehog-sudoku-blind-spot-cameras FORD F-150 LIGHTNING OFFERS V2V CHARGING - The all-electric 2022 F-150 Lightning has the ability to “share” its range with other EVs, Ford has revealed. - The available vehicle-to-vehicle charging feature enables owners to charge a friend's vehicle during an outage or top off an EV battery for a neighbor. - The F-150 Lightning makes vehicle-to-vehicle charging possible thanks to its onboard generator and high-capacity battery systems, as well as the Ford-exclusive Pro Power Onboard 240-volt outlet. - when plugged to a F-150 Lightning with the optional 9.6 kW Pro Power Onboard, the Ford Mobile Power Cord charger can deliver Level-2 charging estimated to add an average range of 20 miles (32 km) per charging hour on a Mustang Mach-E Extended Range RWD. - Once connected to the 240-volt Pro Power Onboard outlet, customers can use the Mobile Power Cord to charge EVs that use the SAE J1772 charge port. Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/555880/ford-f150-lightning-v2v-charging/ VAUXHALL CORSA-E AND MOKKA-E GET £3K PRICE CUT AFTER GRANT CHANGES - Vauxhall has responded to last week's surprise reduction in the UK's Plug-in Car Grant (PiCG) incentive scheme by lowering the price of its electric cars. - Effective from today, the battery-powered Corsa-e and Mokka-e will have their list prices reduced by £3,000. It means the former now starts from £25,805 on-the-road including the grant, with the latter down to £29,365 including the grant. - Vauxhall's decision to reduce the price of its two electric cars means that even the expensive trim levels, namely the Corsa-e Elite and Mokka-e Ultimate, all fall under the £32,000 cap on the grant, so are eligible for the £1,500 discount. Original Source : https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/vauxhall/corsa/356939/vauxhall-corsa-e-and-mokka-e-get-ps3k-price-cut-after-grant-changes AUDI MAIN PLANT TO ONLY MAKE ELECTRIC CARS FROM 2028 - In Germany, Audi's main plant in Ingolstadt will only produce electric cars from 2028. - These plans are quite ambitious seeing as the Ingolstadt plant hasn't produced a single electric model to date. Within just three years, half of all vehicles built in Ingolstadt should be fully electric, and “from 2028, only electric cars will then roll off the production line in Ingolstadt,” an Audi spokesperson told Der Spiegel. - The first model to be produced in Ingolstadt will be the Q6 e-tron. The Audi spokesperson said the first pre-production units are already being built and series production is planned for 2023. The Q6 e-tron is based on the new PPE electric platform, on which Porsche will also introduce the electric Macan successor in parallel. Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2021/12/20/audis-main-plant-to-only-make-electric-cars-from-2028/ DUCATI REVEALS NEW MOTOE ELECTRIC RACER AT MISANO - Ducati has used a private test session at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli to debut their all-new MotoE racer. - The company will take over the MotoE series as the official machine supplier in 2023, with Michele Pirro given the shakedown duties of a machine that looks ready to race, even at this early stage. - Laced with carbon fiber, and the usual Ducati fodder of Ohlins suspension, Marchesini wheels, and Brembo brakes, the V21L also sports a double-sided swingarm, differentiating it from something like the single-sided Panigale V4 R used in WorldSBK. Original Source : https://www.cyclenews.com/2021/12/article/ducati-reveals-new-motoe-electric-racer-at-misano/ THIRTEEN NEW ELECTRIC VEHICLE BATTERY PLANTS PLANNED IN THE U.S. WITHIN FIVE YEARS - In addition to electric vehicle battery plants that are already in operation in the United States, 13 additional plants have been announced and are expected to be operational within the next 5 years. Of the 13 plants that are planned, eight are joint ventures between automakers and battery manufacturers. Many of these new plants will be located in the Southeast or Midwest.  | Manufacturer | Location | Expected Opening | General Motors & LG Chem | Lordstown, OH | 2022 | SK Innovation | Northeast of Atlanta, GA | 2022 | General Motors & LG Energy Solution | Spring Hill, TN | 2023 | SK Innovation | Northeast of Atlanta, GA | 2023 | Stellantis & LG Energy Solution | TBD | 2024 | Ford | Northeast of Memphis, TN | 2025 | Ford & SK Innovation | Central KY | 2025 | Stellantis & Samsung SDI | TBD | 2025 | Toyota | Southeast of Greensboro, NC | 2025 | Ford & SK Innovation | Central KY | 2026 | General Motors & LG Energy Solution | To be determined (TBD) | TBD | General Motors & LG Energy Solution | TBD | TBD | Volkswagen | Chattanooga, TN | TBD Original Source : https://www.energy.gov/eere/vehicles/articles/fotw-1217-december-20-2021-thirteen-new-electric-vehicle-battery-plants-are POLESTAR 3 ELECTRIC SUV: LOOK MA, NO HANDS (OR ACCIDENTS) Polestar 3 will go into production in late 2022 or early 2023 and the SUVs will be equipped to use an advanced lidar system from Luminar, a tech company making waves with its efforts to build the "uncrashable" car. - The long-range lidar system offers Level 3 hands-free driving on designated stretches of highway. The driver can take their hands off the wheel, feet off the pedals, and can also divert their eyes and attention elsewhere such as answering emails or watching a movie. Luminar developed its own hardware and software and created the Iris sensing platform for significantly less cost. - Its lidar can read the landscape from 1,148-1,640 feet away, depending on the size of the object, which is much further than the human eye can see or headlights can illuminate. That is a real strength because it gives the vehicle more time to react. - Luminar will provide lidar sensors to Volvo starting in late 2022. They will be used in the Volvo XC90 replacement, which could be called the Embla. The new 2022 flagship electric SUV will be on the next generation of Volvo's Scalable Product Architecture or SPA2, designed to handle the advanced driving capability. - Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath said he will wait until 2025 to make the more advanced Level 3 hands-free system available in the Polestar 3. When the time comes, it will be activated via an over-the-air software update. Original Source : https://www.motortrend.com/news/polestar-3-electric-suv-lidar-level-3 MACK TRUCKS' 1ST ALL-ELECTRIC VEHICLE ENTERS SERIAL PRODUCTION Original Source : https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/allentown/2021/12/mack-trucks-new-electric-vehicle-enters-serial-production-at-lehigh-county-plant.html UK'S PIVOT POWER BRINGS ONLINE 5MWH FLOW BATTERY AT 'WORLD'S LARGEST HYBRID PROJECT' Original Source : https://www.energy-storage.news/uks-pivot-power-brings-online-5mwh-flow-battery-at-worlds-largest-hybrid-project/ BYD DELIVERS 1000TH PURE-ELECTRIC TANG SUV IN NORWAY Original Source : https://www.automotiveworld.com/news-releases/byd-delivers-1000th-pure-electric-tang-suv-in-norway SEC OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCES $125M SETTLEMENT WITH NIKOLA OVER MILTON FRAUD CASE Original Source : https://www.teslarati.com/sec-announces-125m-settlement-nikola-motor-trevor-milton-fraud/ CHECK THE BATTERY TECH OF THE AUDI RS Q E-TRON DAKAR RALLY CAR Original Source : https://www.quattrodaily.com/check-the-battery-tech-of-the-audi-rs-q-e-tron-dakar-rally-car/ QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Returns in 2022.  Email me a suggestion for a possible question and I might pick yours!  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/

Pub Quiz
#94 Pub Quiz Podcast - (Where does the name Boxing Day come from?)

Pub Quiz

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 6:15


Pub Quiz: Episode 94 If you love my Pub Quiz you can find more questions in my Alexa Skill, follow the link and enable the skill. Then say "Alexa, play pub quiz" Alexa Skill UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B084FSSLF5?ref=skillrw_dsk_res__9 Alexa Skill US: https://www.amazon.com/HUGO-FM-Pub-Quiz/dp/B084FSSLF5/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=pub+quiz&qid=1586871328&s=digital-skills&sr=1-1 Give me a follow on Twitter, I would love to hear from you https://twitter.com/PeteQuiz Cheers, Pete

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
1316: Tesla Admits Using 2017 Batteries In 2021 Cars – Warns Of Range Loss | 21 Dec 2021

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 23:45


Show #1316 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Tuesday 21st December. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. A new Producer MIKE SCHOTT TESLA SAYS IT HAS PUT 2017 BATTERY PACKS IN 2021 CARS - Tesla has been adding a strange new warning about putting battery packs as old as 2017 in brand new 2021 Model 3 vehicles for sale. - Several people have been pointing out a very strange warning that Tesla has been adding to some of those Model 3 “demo” vehicles: - “This vehicle was built with a battery pack manufactured as early as 2017. While this pack was brand new when the vehicle was built, the cells have reduced capacity due to their age and you can expect up to 12% reduction in range from current production specifications.” - Tesla mentions both the packs and the cells in the warning, but it specifically says that the whole packs were manufactured as early as 2017.  Why would Tesla be sitting on battery packs made back in 2017, which was super early in the Model 3 production ramp-up? Original Source : https://electrek.co/2021/12/20/tesla-strange-warning-putting-2017-battery-packs-brand-new-cars/ TESLA MAY BE SELLING NEW CARS WITH BATTERIES FROM 2017 - These first came to my attention from an email from a buyer of one of these cars from a series of tweets from Seth Horowitz, a man with a well-educated Rodney Dangerfield profile pic who had found a lot of Model 3s for sale all across the country—he saw examples in Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, Portland, and even Honolulu, for example, and all of these locations had 2021 Model 3s for sale, at prices not appreciably less than other 2021 Model 3s, that bore this unusual disclaimer - The Model 3 has an eight-year/100,000 mile warranty for the battery, with a minimum of 70 percent retention of capacity. If you do buy one of these demo cars with a 2017 battery that's already had 12 percent degradation, will the warranty only be for four more years and you're starting with an 88 percent range battery? Or will Tesla warranty the battery for eight years from your purchase date, and replace it if it drops  to go below the 70 percent threshold within the warranty time? It's not made clear here at all. Original Source : https://jalopnik.com/tesla-appears-to-be-selling-new-cars-with-batteries-fro-1848245292 TESLA USING FOUR-YEAR-OLD BATTERIES IN NEW CARS - The vast majority of the responses on Twitter have been scathing, but some users are suggesting that the wording of the disclaimer is simply incorrect. The prevalent theory, however, is that Tesla is aiming to get out in front of a PR disaster before an internal whistleblower makes the company infamous once again. The reasoning behind using these packs instead of new ones must be cost-related, but with no clear explanation from Tesla, all we have is speculation. - What is not up for debate is the pricing of these vehicles. While a new base trim Model 3 costs under $45,000 and the top-tier Performance is a little under $59,000, these used demo cars with degraded batteries are still selling for premium money at the $62,000 mark. A sizeable discount would make sense, but that isn't being offered. Original Source : https://carbuzz.com/news/tesla-using-four-year-old-batteries-in-new-cars TESLA'S NEW CHANGE OF EXPECTATIONS ABOUT GIGA BERLIN'S 2021 DELIVERIES - Tesla does not expect any more deliveries from Giga Berlin EV Gigafactory in 2021. - Tesla had originally planned to start series production of electric cars at its Giga Berlin plant in Grünheide this year. Up to half a million are to be produced there annually in the first expansion stage. - Environmental groups have tried several times to overturn early permits. Among other things, they fear problems with drinking water. Approval authorities are still waiting for documents from Tesla regarding Giga Berlin. Original Source : https://www.torquenews.com/video/teslas-new-change-expectations-about-giga-berlins-2021-deliveries GENERAL MOTORS EXTENDS THE BOLT EV, EUV PRODUCTION SHUTDOWN - GM's more budget friendly Bolt EV and EUV are currently not for sale due to a massive battery recall in July due to the risk of battery fires. - As the automaker works to replace the battery packs in all of the Bolt EVs, the production shutdown of the vehicle at GM's Orion Assembly plant in Michigan has been extended multiple times, the latest suspension will halt production until at least the end of February, Reuters reported on Monday. - GM originally hoped to resume Bolt EV production in September. But After disassembling some Bolt battery packs as part of its own investigation into the issue, the company said it discovered "manufacturing defects in certain battery cells produced at LG's manufacturing facilities. Original Source : https://www.futurecar.com/5078/General-Motors-Extends-the-Bolt-EV-EUV-Production-Shutdown-Through-the-End-of-February-as-it-Deals-With-Battery-Recall POLESTAR DEVELOPING OWN 636 HP MOTOR AND TWO-SPEED GEARBOX - Green Car Reports has information from Polestar that the manufacturer will develop its own powerful in-house electric motor, as well as a two-speed gearbox that doesn't sound too dissimilar to Porsche and Audi's. - The motor is reportedly codenamed P10 and it's being developed in Sweden. It's around 50 percent more powerful than a Porsche Taycan motor, with a targeted output of 636 horsepower (475 kW). It also sounds like the motor and two-speed transmission will be a single unit, so when equipping all-wheel drive vehicles, each axle could get its own cog swapping action. - This new motor and gearbox combo will be exclusive to Polestar, not shared with Volvo or Geely or any other manufacturer it has connections with. - With a theoretical combined 1,272 horsepower from two of these new P10 electric motors from Polestar, the electric sedan they power would be among the quickest in the world, right next to the Tesla Model S Plaid or the Lucid Air Dream Edition and other vehicles that can accelerate to sixty in the low two seconds. Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/555846/polestar-electric-motor-gearbox-development/ FORD PRO CHARGING OFFERS COMPREHENSIVE COMMERCIAL EV CHARGING SOLUTION - Ford Pro, a division of Ford that caters to commercial fleet customers, has launched a comprehensive solution for commercial EV charging. The new Ford Pro Charging program is designed to help ease the complex transition from ICE to EV fleets by delivering software and commercial hardware infrastructure to support charging and energy management. - Ford Pro Charging offers a turnkey solution that starts with site review and design consultations to determine the number and type of chargers needed, plus service to manage installation of commercial-grade charging hardware. - The software analyzes how each fleet operates, and orchestrates charging management based on those behaviors—for example, determining the optimal times to charge based on energy rates. Original Source : https://chargedevs.com/newswire/ford-pro-charging-offers-comprehensive-commercial-ev-charging-solution/ SHELL OPENS FIRST EV CHARGING HUB FULLY CONVERTED FROM FOSSIL FUELS - Shell has opened its first electric vehicle charging hub in the United Kingdom converted from a traditional service station - The Fulham charging hub in central London features high-powered 175kW ultra-rapid charging points, and a solar canopy, and has been proudly promoted by Brisbane-based Tritium's head of sales Christian Hewitt in his LinkedIn account. Original Source : https://thedriven.io/2021/12/21/future-of-petrol-stations-shell-opens-first-ev-charging-hub-fully-converted-from-fossil-fuels/ “Welcome to Shell Recharge Fulham Road, our first EV charging hub - and it looks different to other Shell service stations! Shell Recharge Fulham Road features 9 ultra-rapid charge points however, it is more than a charging hub. At Little Waitrose and Partners you can grab a snack, pick up dinner or stock up on essentials. Or you can grab your favourite cup of Costa Coffee while your EV charges!  The opening of Shell Recharge Fulham Road is a special moment for me personally and for Shell UK's EV ambitions. I do hope you are able to come along and say hello” - Bernie Williamson, General Manager, Mobility, Shell UK - In Fulham, central London, we have converted one of our conventional fuel service stations into an electric vehicle charging hub that features 9 high powered, 175kW charge points. Customers will also be able to enjoy a cup of their favourite crafted coffee, grab a snack, pick up dinner or stock up on essentials while they wait. Original Source : https://www.shell.co.uk/motorist/ev-charging/shell-recharge-fulham-road-our-first-uk-all-ev-charging-hub.html ALL-ELECTRIC OFF-ROAD VEHICLE NOW AVAILABLE FROM POLARIS   Original Source : https://www.police1.com/vehicle-incidents/articles/all-electric-off-road-vehicle-now-available-from-polaris-Z9hd3Ml3HkgCBOWS/ EPA ISSUES NEW RULE TO CURB TAILPIPE POLLUTION, FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE Original Source : https://www.theverge.com/2021/12/20/22846556/epa-rule-tailpipe-carbon-emissions-biden EATON AIMS TO REDUCE DC CHARGING COMPLEXITY AND COST Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2021/12/17/eaton-aims-to-reduce-dc-charging-complexity-and-cost/ QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Returns in 2022.  Email me a suggestion for a possible question and I might pick yours!  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/

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1315: NIO launches mid-size ET5 | 20 Dec 2021

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 21:59


Show #1315 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Monday 20th December. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. A new Producer ADESOJI AJAO A new Executive Producer THOMAS COOK A new Executive Producer MATTI JOUHKIMO NIO LAUNCHES MID-SIZE CAR ET5 - Chinese smart electric vehicle maker NIO has launched a new mid-size car featuring a “digital cockpit” that is squarely aimed at Tesla's popular Model 3. - The ET5 meanwhile is NIO's fifth production model since it was established in 2014. - The model due to launch next year is fitted with a 75 kilowatt-hour (kWh) battery that can go as far as 550km on a single charge. - The long range version powered by a 100kWh battery has a driving range of 700km, while the ultralong range model carrying a 150kWh battery can go 1,000km. NIO has not unveiled the prices of the higher range versions. Original Source : https://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/3160292/nio-launches-mid-size-car-eye-teslas-market-leading-model-3 Chinese electric car start-up Nio reveals a new sedan AR VR glasses - Chinese electric car company Nio revealed Saturday a new sedan and custom augmented reality (AR) glasses that reduce the need for in-car screens. - Nio said it partnered with Chinese augmented reality start-up Nreal for the AR glasses that go with its new sedan, the ET5. - The electric car is set to begin deliveries in September 2022, with pre-subsidy prices starting at 328,000 yuan ($51,250) for models that come with a battery. - Next year, the electric car company plans to bring its products and services to Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and Denmark Original Source : https://www.cnbc.com/2021/12/18/chinese-electric-car-start-up-nio-reveals-a-new-sedan-ar-vr-glasses.html NIO unveils new mid-size ET5 electric sedan; up to 1,000km with 150 kWh pack - Inheriting NIO's high-performance DNA, the 360 kW ET5 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds with its dual-motor architecture (150 kW induction asynchronous motor in the front and 210 kW permanent magnet motor at the rear to offer a peak torque 700 N·m). - ET5 comes with the latest NIO Autonomous Driving (NAD). With NIO Aquila Super Sensing and NIO Adam Super Computing, ET5 will gradually achieve a safe and reassuring autonomous driving experience for scenarios such as highways, urban areas, parking and battery swapping. - In 2022, NIO will continue to expand its charging and swapping network. By the end of 2022, NIO will have in total more than 1,300 Power Swap stations, 6,000 Power Chargers and 10,000 destination chargers across China Original Source : https://www.greencarcongress.com/2021/12/20211219-nio.html 2023 AUDI E-TRON GETTING FRESH LOOKS AND A BIGGER BATTERY FOR IMPROVED RANGE - Audi's flagship electric SUV, the e-tron, is up for a facelift in the latter half of 2022 alongside its e-tron Sportback sibling, bringing subtle visual tweaks but important updates on the technical front - The redesigned front bumper will feature a new Singleframe grille with a honeycomb pattern, and different intakes. The camouflage on front/rear fenders, and side sills, could hint at a new style for the plastic cladding. Headlights and taillights are expected to integrate the latest tech from Audi's parts bin, while retaining an identical outer shape. Finally, the lower part of the rear bumper will also be tweaked. - The most important changes in the facelifted e-tron will occur under the skin. According to a report from a few months ago, the updated SUV could offer a 373-mile (600 km) range thanks to the adoption of new generation batteries, more efficient electric motors, and an improved energy recuperation system. If this number is confirmed, it will signal a huge improvement over the up to 274 miles (441 km) WLTP range of the current model which is considered to be one of its main weaknesses over the competition. Original Source : https://www.carscoops.com/2021/12/2023-audi-e-tron-facelift-spied-testing-in-cold-weather/ EV TAX CREDITS: MANCHIN A NO ON BUILD BACK BETTER BILL, PUTTING $12,500 INCENTIVE IN DOUBT - President' Biden's Build Back Better bill is on life support following comments from West Virginia's Democratic Senator Joe Manchin. During an interview on Sunday, the senator said he plans to vote no on the spending plan, which includes a $12,500 refundable tax credit for electric vehicle purchases. - The base amount remains $4,000, as it is today, with another $3,500 available if the EV's battery pack includes at least 40 kilowatt-hours of capacity. - EVs and consumers will be able to qualify for another $4,500 in the tax credit if an automaker makes the EV in the US with a union workforce. Another $500 comes into play for automakers using a US-made battery, for a maximum of $12,500 available. - Biden needs every single Democrat to vote yes on the bill, which would allow Vice President Kamala Harris to break a tie in the senate. There is no Republican support for the bill. The president remains keen to incentivize EV purchases as part of a $555 billion investment into actions to combat climate change, also part of the bill. Original Source : https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/ev-tax-credit-manchin-build-back-better/ CHINA EV TEARDOWN: A $4,500 'ALTERNATIVE TO WALKING' - At 28,800 yuan ($4,500), the Hongguang Mini EV has become a big seller in certain Chinese cities and villages. In Japan, a Nagoya University professor disassembled the electric vehicle to discover what kind of alchemy the manufacturer used to set such a low price. - Rather than wizardry, professor Masayoshi Yamamoto discovered a neat trick that SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile pulled off -- the use of cheap, not-so-durable parts put together in a way that makes them easy to replace. - The Mini EV has no regenerative braking system, which has greatly reduced its cost. - The electric vehicle also forgoes a liquid cooling system for the motor and other parts in favor of an air-cooled system. Since the power semiconductor inside the inverter and other electronic components are affected by heat, the inverter's expected life span has been set at eight years, or 120,000 km. - Buyers can think of the Hongguang Mini EV as a cheap electric vehicle prone to breaking down but easy to fix. SAIC-GM-Wuling calls it "an alternative to walking." Original Source : https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Automobiles/China-EV-teardown-A-4-500-alternative-to-walking EGYPT TO BUILD $20K ELECTRIC VEHICLE IN COLLABORATION WITH CHINESE FIRM - Egypt has ordered a state-owned company to work with a Chinese firm to build affordable electric vehicles priced at 315,000 Egyptian pounds ($20,000). - Egyptian authorities have approached three potential companies to partner with the state-owned automobile company El Nasr Automotive Manufacturing on the project. - Vehicle production is planned to start in 2023, with annual output set to rise to 20,000 in the next three years Original Source : https://www.arabnews.com/node/1989666/business-economy TESLA TO EXPAND SUPERCHARGER STATIONS BY 31% IN 2022 - Tesla continues to increase the number of charging stations around the world, as its car fleet grows by hundreds of thousands annually and this trend will only continue to increase. By the end of 2022, the company plans to expand the Supercharger Network by 31% - The company currently has 3,382 Supercharger stations worldwide with over 30,000 stalls, and are planning to build 1,047 more—adding no less than 10,000 new stalls. - According to the current data, Canada has the most technologically advanced Supercharger Network in the world with the largest number of new generation, V3 stalls. Currently, 37.4% of the Tesla Supercharger Network are V3 chargers and their benefits are most enjoyed by residents of Canada. 48.1% of all Superchargers in Canada are V3 chargers. Next comes China with 42.9%, followed by South Korea with 42.1%. Original Source : https://www.tesmanian.com/blogs/tesmanian-blog/tesla-to-expand-charging-stations-by-31-by-the-end-of-2022-anatomy-of-a-supercharger-network THIS APP LETS YOU RUN ANDROID AUTO ON A TESLA OVER THE BROWSER Original Source : https://www.xda-developers.com/teslaa-android-auto-on-tesla-cars/ ENEL X EXPANDS IN CANADA'S EV HOME CHARGING MARKET Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2021/12/19/enel-x-expands-in-canadas-ev-home-charging-market/ COLD TEMPERATURES AFFECT AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE'S DRIVING RANGE Original Source : https://www.consumerreports.org/hybrids-evs/how-much-do-cold-temperatures-affect-an-evs-driving-range-a5751769461/ TESLA VEHICLES LOSE FAR LESS RANGE IN COLD WEATHER THAN OTHER EVS Original Source : https://www.tesmanian.com/blogs/tesmanian-blog/tesla-vehicles-lose-less-range-in-cold-weather-than-others-testing-shows EV CHARGING STATIONS AREN'T ALWAYS IN BEST LOCATIONS FOR NIGHT USERS   Original Source : https://eu.freep.com/story/money/cars/mark-phelan/2021/12/11/ev-charger-stations-locations/8859737002/ DOBBIES GARDEN CENTRES CHARGE PARKS WITH GRIDSERVE  Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2021/12/16/dobbies-garden-centres-charge-parks-with-gridserve QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Returns in 2022.  Email me a suggestion for a possible question and I might pick yours!  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

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1314: Audi Opens First Charging Hub | 19 Dec 2021

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 18:12


Show #1314 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Sunday 19th December. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. WAZE JUST ADDED A HUGE FEATURE TESLA AND OTHER EV OWNERS HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR - Google-owned auto navigation app Waze is debuting a new EV charging station map filter for U.S. users in partnership with Volkswagen. - WIth the layer turned on, drivers will be able to spot them from route view, peek at their status, and redirect their journeys to one in case they need a pit stop. A Waze spokesperson clarified to us that it shows EV charging stations from a large database, not just ones in the VW-owned Electrify America network. It's the same capabilities that sister app Google Maps introduced in 2019. - Looking into charging sites, users will see ads for VW's new ID.4 electric SUV. They'll be able to change their Waze avatar to look like an ID.4 as well, at least for the time being. Original Source : https://www.androidpolice.com/waze-just-added-a-huge-feature-tesla-and-other-ev-owners-have-been-waiting-for/ AUDI OPENS FIRST LOUNGE-STYLE EV CHARGING HUB IN GERMANY - Audi will next week open its first bespoke EV charging hub, which is planned to spearhead a complete network of lounge-style rapid-charging locations. - The pilot site, next to the exhibition centre in the German city of Nuremberg, will open to customers on Thursday 23 December, setting the tone for the design and functionality of Audi's charging hubs. - drivers able to wait in a staffed 200-square-metre lounge while their vehicle charges. - The modernist building itself is made from "flexible container cubes" that can be assembled and disassembled in a matter of days, Audi said. - Each cube houses two fast chargers, which are powered by repurposed lithium ion batteries from scrapped Audi prototype cars to reduce cost and resource usage. - The pilot hub can store some 2.45MWh (2450kWh) of electricity, supplied chiefly by a 200kW 'green power' connection to the grid, with a 30kW contribution from roof-mounted solar panels. - The six charging points at the pilot location can charge at speeds of up to 320kW - The site will be open to drivers of EVs made by other companies as well, but general-access pricing hasn't yet been confirmed. - Customers can reserve chargers through the MyAudi app, and then the charger itself can authenticate the transaction when plugged into the car Original Source : https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/electric-cars/audi-opens-first-lounge-style-ev-charging-hub-germany FORD CONFIRMS 2022 F-150 LIGHTNING EV BATTERY SPECS - a Ford spokesperson confirmed to Car and Driver the usable sizes of both available battery packs. The upcoming electric pickup will offer two lithium-ion batteries: a 98.0-kWh Standard Range pack and a 131.0-kWh Extended Range pack. - Ford claims that the F-150 Lightning will offer up to 300 miles of range with the Extended Range battery and 230 miles on the Standard Range pack. Additionally, a post on the F-150 Gen 14 forum found that a stakeholder's livestream allegedly stated that certain Platinum model trucks would offer 280 miles of range. - Orders are scheduled to open next month, and Ford says that reservation holders will receive emails inviting them to place orders. Original Source : https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a38552140/2022-ford-f-150-lightning-battery-specs-revealed GM TO START SHIPPING $113,000 ELECTRIC HUMMER PICKUPS TO CUSTOMERS - General Motors is beginning to ship its GMC Hummer EV pickup to customers, marking a major milestone for the automaker and its next-generation electric vehicles. - The new truck is the first to incorporate the Detroit automaker's Ultium platform, motors and batteries, all of which GM developed in-house and plans to use as the foundation for dozens of new electric vehicles in the coming years. - The first production Hummer EV was auctioned for $2.5 million with proceeds benefiting the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, an organization established to honor the memory of Sept. 11 first responder Stephen Siller. - GM has not confirmed how many reservations it has received for the Hummer EV pickup, which a special “Edition 1” version of will initially sell for about $113,000 before lower-priced versions enter production. The company has previously said reservations for the new Hummer are fully booked through the next year. Original Source : https://www.cnbc.com/2021/12/17/gm-to-start-shipping-113000-electric-hummer-pickups-to-customers.html GENERAL MOTORS BEGINS DELIVERIES OF BRIGHTDROP EV600 - In addition to offering all-new electric passenger vehicles like the new HUMMER EV, GM's Ultium platform is helping GM to grow its EV business in the commercial sector. - BrightDrop is a new tech startup from GM, that focuses on electric commercial delivery and logistics for an all-electric future through products, beginning with the EV600 light commercial vehicle. - BrightDrop is delivering its first EV600s to FedEx starting today, moving from concept to market introduction faster than any other GM vehicle in history, the company said. Original Source : https://www.futurecar.com/5074/General-Motors-Begins-Deliveries-of-its-First-Ever-Electric-Trucks-the-Hummer-EV-&-BrightDrop-EV600-Marking-a-Major-Turning-Point-for-the-Automaker TESTING THE BMW I7 DRIVE UNDER EXTREME CONDITIONS - The series development process of the BMW i7 is entering its final phase with the car undergoing a demanding test programme in extreme road and weather conditions. During so-called hot-region testing on tracks and public roads all over the world, the development engineers primarily verify the performance and reliability of the electric motors, the all-wheel drive and the high-voltage battery when being exposed to maximum stress from high temperatures, unpaved roads, dust and large differences in altitude. - The road to series production takes the prototypes of the BMW i7 over gravel tracks into deserts, into the mountains and on a whole series of highly dynamic routes. The BMW i7, the world's only purely electrically powered luxury sedan, will be presented in the course of 2022 together with other model variants of the new BMW 7 Series. - The components of the fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology developed for the BMW i7 demonstrate their unrestricted functionality even under the most adverse conditions when being used continuously in extremely high outside temperatures, permanent sunlight and dry conditions. Original Source : https://electriccarsreport.com/2021/12/steep-mountain-roads-high-temperatures-testing-the-bmw-i7-drive-under-extreme-conditions/ VOLKSWAGEN USA INVESTS $20 MILLION IN EFFORT TO TRAIN DEALERS ON EVS - Like the rest of the automotive world, Volkswagen is preparing itself for an onslaught of electric vehicles and that means getting dealerships ready for curious customers. The automaker today announced the first major results of its nationwide Network Readiness Co-Op Program. - The $20 million investment will support its more than 600 dealerships around the United States and help transform them into “regional hubs of EV experience.” As ID.4 orders climb, the program will look to enhance customers' access to better infrastructure, like upgraded service centers and high-capacity chargers. - The program is set to run until June 2022 but has already seen dealers install 23,490 kWh of charging capacity, train more than 1,260 EV service technicians, and train dedicated EV Specialists to help customers. - Volkswagen has also launched a dedicated EV Technician Retention Program in order to offer incentives to existing technicians who gain new skills. The program allows dealerships to reward technicians who gain individual certifications to enhance their EV skillsets with a retention bonus of up to $2,000 per year. Original Source : https://www.carscoops.com/2021/12/volkswagen-usa-invests-20-million-in-effort-to-train-dealers-on-evs/ CALIFORNIA ELECTRIC TRUCK CHARGING STATION: WATT E-V BREAKS GROUND IN BAKERSFIELD - WattEV electric vehicle company broke ground on the nation's first electric truck charging station Thursday in Bakersfield. - The groundbreaking ceremony was held at the location of the truck stop, on Highway 65 just north of Meadows Field Airport. The 110 acre truck stop features a solar micro-grid with battery storage, plus regular power from PG&E. - WattEV plans to build more electric truck stops along the Interstate 5 and Highway 99 trucking corridors through the Central Valley, the San Joaquin Valley and beyond. - When complete, Watt E-V said the truck stop will be able to charge up to 200 trucks per day. Original Source : https://www.kget.com/news/business/wattev-breaks-ground-on-nations-first-electric-truck-stop-charging-station-in-bakersfield/ WORLD'S LARGEST OFFSHORE WIND FARM TO START PRODUCING BY YEAR-END - First power from the 1,386 MW Hornsea Two, soon to be the world's largest offshore wind farm, is expected before the end of the year, a spokesperson for Ørsted told offshore WIND. - 139 of the wind farm's 165 Siemens Gamesa 8.4 MW wind turbines have now been installed, and all of the wind farms inter-array cables are now in place, the spokesperson said. - Hornsea Two is located some 89 kilometres off the Yorkshire coast, UK. - Spanning an offshore area of 462 square kilometres, the wind farm will go into full operation in 2022, producing enough electricity to power more than 1.3 million homes. Original Source : https://www.offshorewind.biz/2021/12/16/worlds-largest-offshore-wind-farm-to-start-producing-by-year-end/ NEW QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Has Covid-19 changed your electric car buying decisions in the last two years? Yes, no and why? Email me a suggestion for a possible question and I might pick yours!  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/

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1313: Walking Around Extreme-E and Interview with Battery Engineer | 18 Dec 2021

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2021 25:35


Earlier this week I was invited to have a look around the race course for the final round of Extreme-E, which is taking place this weekend a few miles from my house in Dorset.  This is the audio version of the Youtube video so I apologise for some parts of this where I'm pointing things out to the views, I didn't intend for this to be a podcast, but I think some of it is interesting to fans of electric motorsport. And stick around to the end as I talk with Frederic Riser, Chief Engineer Mechanical Development, Williams Advanced Engineering, about the battery pack they've built for these electric SUV racers. NEW QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Has Covid-19 changed your electric car buying decisions in the last two years? Yes, no and why? Email me a suggestion for a possible question and I might pick yours!  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/

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1312: UK Cuts EV Grants, Germany Extends Them | 17 Dec 2021

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 22:08


Show #1312 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Friday 17th December. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. PLUG-IN CAR GRANT CUT FROM £2,500 TO £1,500 - The Government has brought yet another round of cuts to its plug-in car grant. Buyers can now only claim a maximum of £1,500 off the price of a new eligible plug-in car (£1,000 less than before) on models costing no more than £32,000 – £3,000 less than previously. - The plug-in van grant has also been cut to £5,000 for large vans and £2,500 for small vans, with a limit of 1,000 customers per year. Plug-in motorcycles will benefit from a maximum of £500 off and mopeds £150. - Mike Hawes, chief executive of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), said the cuts represented "a blow to customers". Original Source : https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/354541/plug-car-grant-cut-ps2500-ps1500 IMMEDIATE CUTS TO GOVERNMENT EV GRANTS  - For the second time this year, the Government has announced instant cuts to the electric vehicle grant, with a £1000 reduction in the amount offered on cars taking it to £1500, and the threshold dropping by £3000 so only vehicles under £32,000 now qualify. - The updated Government website lists the cars still eligible for the grant, although it remains to be seen whether price alignments to get under the new thresholds will be announced in the coming days and weeks, as was the case from the likes of BMW, Citroen, DS, Hyundai, Kia, Peugeot, Vauxhall and others when the previous change was announced in March. The new Citroen e-Berlingo and Peugeot e-Rifter in particular have model priced just above the £32,000 point. - Cars no longer qualifying due to reduced price threshold (subject to any price realignments in reaction to the grant changes): BMW i3 Citroen e-C4 Citroen SpaceTourer Hyundai Ioniq Kia Niro Kia Soul Peugeot e-2008 Skoda Enyaq Vauxhall Mokka-e Vauxhall Vivaro e-Life Volkswagen ID.4 Original Source : https://www.companycartoday.co.uk/immediate-cuts-to-government-ev-grants/ NEW GERMAN GOVERNMENT TO REVAMP INCENTIVES FOR ELECTRIC CARS - Germany's new government said Monday it is extending the country's current system of incentive payments for buyers of electric and hybrid cars for a year but then plans to impose tougher requirements for vehicles to qualify for the support. - The economy and climate ministry that was set up when Germany's new government took office last week said it will only provide payments starting in 2023 for “electric vehicles that demonstrably have a positive climate-protection effect.” - For the next year, the current system will still apply, making buyers of electric-only cars eligible for incentives of up to 9,000 euros (about $10,200) and qualifying buyers of plug-in hybrids for up to 6,750 euros. Original Source : https://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/german-government-revamp-incentives-electric-cars-81718327 GERMANY TO BOOST ELECTRIC CAR SALES BY EXTENDING €9,000 HELP TO BUY SUBSIDIES - The government's goal is to see 15 million purely electrified cars in circulation by 2030. So far, Germany has seen only 520,000 of them roll off dealerships' forecourts, according to AFP.This financial support, introduced in July 2020, has played a key role in the record increase in the market share of electrified vehicles in Germany, - In May 2021, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Peter Altmaier announced his intention to make the payment process easier for charging stations. “For eMobility to really breakthrough, we must not only provide funding for electric vehicles, but also make the charging process and payment for this more convenient,” Altmaier said.“In future, the charging stations that are open to the public will accept standard credit and debit cards. This means that these charging stations will be open to everyone – including customers that do not own a smartphone. As credit cards work everywhere, this also opens up charging stations to cross-border travel.”. Original Source : https://www.euronews.com/next/2021/12/14/germany-to-boost-electric-car-sales-by-extending-9-000-help-to-buy-subsidies ARRIVAL OFFERS AN EARLY LOOK AT ITS FIRST ELECTRIC CAR - The Arrival Car, as it is known, is designed, first and foremost, to be used by rideshare drivers during their working day. - Much as the company doesn't want to call it a taxi, this is more or less what the Arrival Car is, an electric update to the London black cab for cities of the future. But with a number of tweaks that mean it's smaller and more efficient than current cars, but still has buckets of room inside. - Arrival announced that it had teamed up with Uber to create a “purpose-built vehicle for ride-hailing.” It's a project with an ambitious deadline, too, with the first models expected to roll off the production line in Q3, 2023. - The Arrival Car is deeply uncool, a box on wheels with an emphasis on maximizing the internal space for passengers. It has the same silhouette as a French-made minivan; you could easily imagine a line of these parked outside a Saturday-morning under 15's soccer match. But, because it wholly rejects the need to be aesthetic for the sake of aesthetics, it's also quite cool. Original Source : https://www.engadget.com/arrival-car-first-look-prototype-090031725.html A CLEAR COURSE: AUDI IS INCREASING INVESTMENTS IN ELECTROMOBILITY - advance payments for future vehicle projects are being increased once again, with a sum total of about €37 billion. The premium manufacturer is earmarking about €18 billion for electrification and hybridization alone and thereby emphasizing its clear commitment to electromobility. - With the new models Audi e-tron GT quattro, Audi RS e-tron GT, and the first fully electric models in the compact segment, the Audi Q4 e-tron and Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron, the electric portfolio has grown by four additional models. By 2025, the company aims to have more than 20 fully electric models in its lineup. Original Source : https://www.audi-mediacenter.com/en/press-releases/a-clear-course-audi-is-increasing-investments-in-electromobility-14448 MERCEDES TEASES NEW EV THAT WILL DESTROY EVERYONE ON RANGE - embarrass even the most efficient hybrids and diesels. The Lucid Air, for example, has the longest range of any electric car on the market with up to 520 miles on a charge. It's tough to imagine an EV beating that range estimate anytime soon, but if anyone can beat Lucid Motors, it's Mercedes-Benz. - More than one year ago, Mercedes teased an EV with a staggering 750-mile range, called the Vision EQXX. The vehicle will be revealed (in concept form) on January 3, 2022, but before then, the German automaker just released a new teaser for its most efficient car ever. - To achieve a 750-mile range, the EQXX will likely sport a massive battery pack and an extremely low drag coefficient. - Mercedes may not give us full battery details when it reveals the EQXX, but the German automaker promises it will "[increase] the energy density at the cell level by a further 20% compared to the EQS," Original Source : https://carbuzz.com/news/mercedes-teases-new-ev-that-will-destroy-everyone-on-range LIGHTYEAR'S NEW SOLAR EV WILL REQUIRE FIVE TIMES LESS CHARGING THAN ITS PREDECESSOR - While we eagerly wait for Lightyear One the solar-powered electric vehicle (EV) to go into production, its makers have already announced a more cost-friendly version model that will offer twice the range of similarly priced vehicles, - managed to use the car in European summer without having to charge it at all. The car manages this with solar panels that are seamlessly present on its surface and with high-efficiency motors that use up to three times lesser power per kilometer than EVs in the market today, the company claims. - currently offer. And with its solar panels, it will require up to five times lesser charging as well. There is definitely an upgrade coming to the solar panel array on the Lightyear since Two will rely heavily on the panels to achieve this. Another important prospect of the car is its price. At €30,000 ($34,000) · Original Source : https://interestingengineering.com/lightyears-new-solar-ev-will-require-five-times-less-charging-than-its-predecessor FIRST DOCUMENTED NON-EMPLOYEE RIVIAN R1T DELIVERY? Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/555045/first-rivian-r1t-delivery-ama/ RIVIAN Q3 EARNINGS: POSTS $1.23 BILLION NET LOSS, WON'T MEET 2001 EV PRODUCTION GOAL Original Source : https://www.autonews.com/automakers-suppliers/rivian-q3-earnings-posts-123-billion-net-loss-wont-meet-2001-ev-production RIVIAN'S AMAZON DELIVERY VAN HAS 201-MILE RANGE, WILL SPAWN SMALLER VAN Original Source : https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/rivian-edv-700-amazon-delivery-van-range/ RIVIAN EV PLANT TO BE BUILT EAST OF ATLANTA IN GEORGIA Original Source : https://www.ajc.com/news/rivian-confirms-ev-factory-thousands-of-jobs-coming-to-georgia/CUH7ZNS5URGODNQG7CEUU2FCVY/ TESLA ROLLS OUT ACTIVE ROAD NOISE REDUCTION FOR NEW MODEL S AND MODEL X Original Source : https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-active-road-noise-reduction-update-release-notes/ VOLVO TAKES THE FH ELECTRIC OUT FOR ARCTIC TESTING Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2021/12/16/volvo-takes-the-fh-electric-out-for-arctic-testing/ NEW QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Has Covid-19 changed your electric car buying decisions in the last two years? Yes, no and why? Email me a suggestion for a possible question and I might pick yours!  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/

The Daily Crunch – Spoken Edition
Amazon to lower its cut of Alexa skill developer revenue starting in 2022

The Daily Crunch – Spoken Edition

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 4:25


Amazon is joining other tech giants by lowering its cut of developer revenue generated by voice apps, known as Alexa skills, which run on Amazon's smart speakers and other Alexa-powered devices.

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
1311: Polestar 2 Updated With 270 Miles Range | 16 Dec 2021

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 21:03


Show #1311 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Thursday 16th December. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. POLESTAR 2 SINGLE MOTOR BESTS TESLA MODEL 3 WITH 270 MILE RANGE - Polestar 2 Long Range Single Motor has been given a range of 270 miles (435 km) by the EPA. That's one of the best ratings in its class and it beats the 263 mile (423 km) Tesla Model 3 Rear-Wheel Drive by a thin margin. - While the Tesla Model 3 is technically cheaper thanks to its $44,900 base price, it's not eligible for the federal tax credit. As a result, the $45,900 Polestar 2 is the better deal as the $7,500 incentive effectively lowers the price to $38,400. - The Tesla is also significantly faster as the dash to 60 mph (96 km/h) takes 5.8 seconds, which makes it 1.2 seconds quicker than the Polestar. - Polestar confirmed their recently announced performance upgrade for the 2 Long Range Dual Motor will be offered in America. Original Source : https://www.carscoops.com/2021/12/polestar-2-single-motor-bests-tesla-model-3-with-270-range/ ALL PARKING IN NEW BUILDINGS TO BE PRE-WIRED FOR CHARGING - Drivers making the switch to zero-emissions vehicles will benefit from new requirements for parking spaces at homes and work to be pre-wired for electric car chargers. - Pre-cabling for the installation of private chargers, where close to 90% of all charging occurs, would be required in new buildings and buildings undergoing extensive renovations, the EU Commission proposed today. However, Transport & Environment (T&E) cautioned against leaving behind the vast majority of motorists who live and work in existing buildings, where there will be no requirement. - New and renovated non-residential buildings, such as offices and shops, would also have to be equipped with a minimum number of installed charging points, according to the proposed new Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). And, for the first time, drivers of electric vehicles (EVs) would have the right to install a charger – at their own cost, if necessary – whenever they purchase or lease an EV in Europe. Original Source : https://www.transportenvironment.org/discover/all-parking-in-new-buildings-to-be-pre-wired-for-charging-eu-proposes/ 2022 SKODA ENYAQ IV COUPE TO BE REVEALED ON 31 JANUARY - The Enyaq Coupé iV is effectively Skoda's version of the Volkswagen ID 5, which is itself a rakish-roofed variant of the Volkswagen ID 4. - Skoda claims a drag coefficient of 0.234 for its new coupé-SUV, which is said to be the best in its class and makes the new model "particularly efficient to drive". - The Enyaq Coupé is likely to be available with the same batteries as the standard car, and the enhanced aero could see the maximum range raised slightly over 333 miles from the largest, 77kWh battery pack. A smaller-capacity 58kWh battery is expected to net a range of around 260 miles. - The firm has yet to reveal the 296bhp Enyaq vRS – which will be closely related to the Volkswagen ID 4 GTX – but could make the trim available first on the Enyaq Coupé. - Skoda has yet to hint at how much the Enyaq Coupé will cost, but its style-led billing will probably incur a slight premium over the standard car, which starts at £34,850. Original Source : https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/new-2022-skoda-enyaq-iv-coupe-be-revealed-31-january TRITIUM SECURES MAJOR NEW DEAL TO SUPPLY SHELL WITH EV FAST CHARGERS - The electric vehicle fast chargers of Brisbane-based Tritium are set to grace the forecourts of Shell petrol stations around the globe, after a new deal with the oil major to provide more of its fast charging technology and services. In its second deal to supply Shell with direct current fast chargers, Tritium said it had been selected as a partner in the latest tender, in pursuit of Shell's ambition to operate 500,000 EV charge points by 2025 and 2.5 million by 2030. - Shell's business operations in Europe, South Africa, Asia, the Middle East and North America. - The exact amount of fast charging units the deal is expected to include was not disclosed by Tritium, but Shell has more than 46,000 retail sites around the world. Original Source : https://thedriven.io/2021/12/15/tritium-secures-major-new-deal-to-supply-shell-with-ev-fast-chargers AUTOMAKERS URGE BUTTIGIEG TO INSTALL HIGH SPEED CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE - A group of 15 automakers, including 6 from the Volkswagen Group, sent a letter to the US Secretary of Transportation, Pete Buttigieg, urging him to prioritize ultra-high-speed DC fast charging equipment along the nation's highway corridors with the money available in the National Electric Vehicle Formula Program. - The group believes we have a unique opportunity, and getting it right can be transformational for the entire electric vehicle industry moving forward. - The letter was signed by: BMW USA, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Hyundai Motor Company, Kia America, Lucid Motors, Mercedes-Benz, Polestar Automotive USA Inc, Porsche Cars North America Inc, Volkswagen Group of America, and Volvo Car Group. - It's important to note that the letter specifically calls out 150 kW DC fast chargers to be the minimum acceptable charging power for installations along the nation's highway corridors. The automakers point out that 50 kW DC fast chargers were fine a few years ago because that's all the EVs could accept, but today and to future-proof, 150 kW and 350 KW units are necessary. Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/554581/automakers-letter-buttigieg-charging-infrastructure/ KEN BLOCK GETS HOONITRON ALL-ELECTRIC AUDI S1 E-TRON QUATTRO - Ken Block, Audi, and Hoonigan just revealed Block's latest tire-melting Gymkhana prototype: The Hoonitron. It's an all electric coupe bearing the S1 e-tron Quattro name, and we expect the Head Hoonigan in Charge to drive in at least one upcoming Gymkhana film. It looks mean. - While the car is still in concept form, Audi invited Block to its design center in Ingolstadt, Germany to check out a clay model up close. The Hoonitron's exterior borrows heavily from the original Group B S1 Quattro, with sharp lines and aggressive wings Original Source : https://www.roadandtrack.com/news/a38528454/hoonitron-s1-e-tron-quattro-ken-block-prototype TESLA MODEL 3 TO BECOME BEST SELLING BEV 2021 IN GERMANY, FRANCE AND UK  Original Source : https://www.torquenews.com/15475/tesla-model-3-become-best-selling-bev-2021-germany-france-and-uk TESLA MODEL 3 IS THE EDMUNDS TOP RATED EV FOR 2022 Original Source : https://www.edmunds.com/car-news/tesla-model-3-edmunds-top-rated-ev-2022.html JOHN DEERE INVESTS IN MORE EV TECHNOLOGY Original Source : https://www.wvik.org/wvik-top-stories/2021-12-14/john-deere-invests-in-more-ev-technology NEW QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Has Covid-19 changed your electric car buying decisions in the last two years? Yes, no and why? Email me a suggestion for a possible question and I might pick yours!  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/

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
1310: Toyota's Big EV U-Turn | 15 Dec 2021

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 22:47


Show #1310 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Wednesday 15th December. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. TOYOTA'S ELECTRIC VEHICLE PLANS ARE GETTING BIGGER AND MORE EXPENSIVE - Toyota is ramping up its electric vehicle production schedule, vowing to release 30 electric vehicles by 2030 rather than just 15 EVs by 2025, as was previously promised. The Japanese automaker also vowed to sell 3.5 million battery EVs globally by 2030 and to transform Lexus into an EV-only brand by 2035. - the company's top executives, including billionaire CEO Akio Toyoda, have been on the record calling the trend toward electric vehicles “overhyped” in part because of emissions associated with power plants — which is a favorite talking point used by the oil and gas industry. - But in an event Tuesday, Toyoda changed his tune, touting the need for the company to reduce tailpipe emissions by releasing more EVs. - As part of the announcement, Toyota showed several dozen concept vehicles, including sedans, sports cars, crossovers, SUVs, pickup trucks, and even a couple of boxy shuttles. The company didn't release many details about each vehicle but did note that a planned Lexus sports car would have a “cruising range” of 700 km (434 miles) and be able to accelerate from 0 to 60mph in under two seconds. Original Source : https://www.theverge.com/2021/12/14/22833997/toyota-ev-investment-lexus-concept-vehicles TOYOTA TEASES SLICK ELECTRIC SPORTS CARS IN MAJOR EV PREVIEW - Toyota's upcoming offerings will live under its new "BZ" sub-brand, which stands for "Beyond Zero." We've already seen one proper production model under this new umbrella -- the BZ4X, which will spawn a unique Lexus variant, the RZ, Original Source : https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/toyota-lexus-electric-sports-car-teaser-preview/ TOYOTA REVEALS ASTOUNDING LINEUP OF FUTURE ELECTRIC CARS FOR 'BEYOND ZERO' BRAND AND MORE - They include a BZ small crossover, a BZ compact SUV, a BZ sedan and a BZ large SUV. It's clear these vehicles are concepts or design studies for now, with blacked-out windows to hide their lack of real interiors. - another eight electric cars to fill out this line with some exciting potential cars. There are two commercial vehicles, called the Mid Box and Micro Box, and two more SUVs. One appears on the smaller side with the name "Small SUEV" and the other looks closer to the BZ compact SUV concept, though it just wears a "Crossover EV" name. - Toyota showed what sure looks like a successor to the beloved FJ Cruiser called the Compact Cruiser EV concept. The boxy off-road SUV wears a familiar shade of blue to the departed Jeep Wrangler rival and even rocks similar design language to the previous SUV. There's also the Pickup EV, which looks a lot like today's Tacoma with minimal changes and -- are you ready for this? -- a sports car. Original Source : https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/toyota-reveals-future-electric-cars-beyond-zero/ TOYOTA SHIFTS GEARS WITH MAJOR INVESTMENT IN ELECTRIC VEHICLES - In November, Toyota declined to join a pledge signed by six major carmakers, including General Motors, and Ford Motor Co. to phase out fossil fuel cars by 2040. It argued that not all parts of the world would be ready to transition to green cars by then. - In addition to battery EVs, Toyota also builds hydrogen fuel cell cars, and is developing internal combustion engines that run on hydrogen fuel, although it has not said when it might commercialize the technology. - Toyota recently promised that it will be ready to sell only zero-emission cars in Europe by 2035 Original Source : https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2021/12/14/business/corporate-business/toyota-30-ev-models-2030/ HERE'S HOW MUCH HYUNDAI'S COOL, NEW IONIQ 5 EV WILL COST - The cheapest way to get an Ioniq 5 will be the 125 kW (168 hp) rear-wheel drive SE Standard Range model with the smaller 58 kWh battery pack. This will cost $39,700 before the IRS 30D tax credit and any local incentives. However, as is nearly always the case with a new car regardless of OEM, if you want the cheapest one, you need to be prepared to wait, as it will only become available in spring 2022. - The cheapest long-range Ioniq 5 is the $43,650 RWD SE, then there's the $45,900 Ioniq 5 SEL, followed by $50,600 Ioniq 5 Limited. If you prefer more power and don't mind charging slightly more often, that version of the Ioniq 5 SE starts at $47,150, with the AWD Ioniq 5 SEL at $49,900 and the AWD Ioniq 5 Limited at $54,500. Original Source : https://arstechnica.com/cars/2021/12/heres-how-much-hyundais-cool-new-ioniq-5-ev-will-cost/ THE 'CHEAP' HYUNDAI IONIQ 5 UNDERCUTS ALMOST ALL EV CROSSOVERS/SUVS - This entry-level version has 220 miles of EPA range, a 125 kW electric motor for rear-wheel-drive, and, most importantly, an MSRP of $39,700 (+$1,225 DST), which after deducting the $7,500 federal tax credit will turn into effectively $33,425. Once we checked the list of available EVs, it turns out that it's one of the least expensive electric crossovers/SUVs. - An interesting thing is that the Hyundai Ioniq 5 SR undercuts the base Ford Mustang Mach-E on price (by $4,195), but is expected to deliver only a slightly lower range, despite the battery being much smaller. On the other hand, the Ford Mustang Mach-E should be much quicker. Hyundai Ioniq 5 will fast charge at a higher rate. - Here is another surprise, the entry-level Hyundai Ioniq 5 is marginally less expensive than the Volkswagen ID.4 (we don't have prices for the 2022 model year yet). However, that's only because the ID.4 does not have its lower-spec trims on the market yet (like the 62 kWh battery version). It also has noticeably more range and power. - he Hyundai Ioniq 5 SR is $200 less expensive than the base Kia Niro EV. And the EPA range is only slightly lower. - The poor Chevrolet Bolt EUV is temporarily out of production, but even if it was being produced, it would not be eligible for the $7,500 federal tax credit. It means that after deducting the tax credit, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 SR would be, on paper, less expensive. Pretty surprising anomaly considering how much smaller the Bolt EUV is. Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/554563/cheap-hyundai-ioniq5-price-comparison/amp/ NEW 2022 CUPRA BORN ELECTRIC CAR: SPECS, DETAILS AND PRICES - Cupra has announced pricing for the first version of its Born electric family hatchback to go on sale, as well as new trim level details. Prices will start from £33,735, though extra variants will be added to the range in time. - Eventually, the Born range will consist of four models, however, the mid-range variant which uses 58kWh battery and 201bhp electric motor is the only one you can order for the time being. This particular version has a range of 263 miles, while 0-62mph takes 7.3 seconds. - Prices start from £33,735 for the 58kWh/201bhp Born in V1 trim, with standard equipment including 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, a 12-inch central infotainment screen, reversing camera and safety systems like lane assist and tiredness recognition. Original Source : https://www.drivingelectric.com/cupra/born/776/new-2022-cupra-born-electric-car-specs-details-and-prices CONVENIENT, NETWORKED AND SUSTAINABLE: NEW SOLUTIONS FOR CHARGING ELECTRIC VOLKSWAGEN MODELS Original Source : https://www.volkswagen-newsroom.com/en/press-releases/convenient-networked-and-sustainable-new-solutions-for-charging-electric-volkswagen-models-7695 LUCID MOTORS CEO SEES $25,000 ELECTRIC CARS IN 4 YEARS Original Source : https://www.axios.com/lucid-motors-affordable-electric-cars-967f69c7-98c5-4737-8449-4e17fd7bca9b.html YOU CAN PLAY SONIC THE HEDGEHOG IN TESLAS Original Source : https://www.ign.com/articles/sonic-the-hedgehog-teslas ABB'S TERRA 360 ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGER MAKES MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA DEBUT  Original Source : https://www.utilities-me.com/utilities/abbs-terra-360-electric-vehicle-charger-makes-middle-east-debut ELECTRIC VEHICLES FOR MILITARY JUST A 'MATTER OF TIMELINE Original Source : https://breakingdefense.com/2021/12/electric-vehicles-for-military-just-a-matter-of-timeline-bae-systems-ceo NEW QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Has Covid-19 changed your electric car buying decisions in the last two years? Yes, no and why? Email me a suggestion for a possible question and I might pick yours!  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/

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
1309: Details On 500,000 New Public Chargers For USA | 14 Dec 2021

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 24:32


Show #1309 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Tuesday 14th December. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. THE BIDEN-HARRIS ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING ACTION PLAN - President Biden has united automakers and autoworkers to drive American leadership forward on clean cars, and he set an ambitious target of 50% of electric vehicle (EV) sale shares in the U.S. by 2030. Now, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will supercharge America's efforts to lead the electric future, Building a Better America where we can strengthen domestic supply chains, outcompete the world, and make electric cars cheaper for working families. President Biden, American families, automakers, and autoworkers agree: the future of transportation is electric. The electric car future is cleaner, more equitable, more affordable, and an economic opportunity to support good-paying, union jobs across American supply chains as automakers continue investing in manufacturing clean vehicles and the batteries that power them. - Today, the Biden-Harris-Administration is releasing an EV Charging Action Plan to outline steps federal agencies are taking to support developing and deploying chargers in American communities across the country. - The current network of over 100,000 public chargers operates with different plug types, payment options, data availability, and hardware hookups. Today's actions will establish a more uniform approach, provide greater convenience for customers, and offer increased confidence for industry. - The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law includes: $3 billion in competitive grants for battery minerals and refined materials aimed at accelerating the development of the North American battery supply chain.An additional $3 billion for competitive grants aimed at building, retooling, or expanding manufacturing of batteries and battery components (such as cathodes, anodes, and electrolytes), and to establish recycling facilities in the United States. Original Source : https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/12/13/fact-sheet-the-biden-harris-electric-vehicle-charging-action-plan/ HARRIS UNVEILS PLAN FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING NETWORK - The Biden administration released an ambitious federal strategy Monday to build 500,000 charging stations for electric vehicles across the country and bring down the cost of electric cars with the goal of transforming the U.S. auto industry. - “The future of transportation in our nation and around the world is electric,″ Vice President Kamala Harris said at an EV charging facility in suburban Maryland. - The $1 trillion infrastructure law President Joe Biden signed last month authorizes a nationwide network of charging stations and sets aside $5 billion for states to build them - The law also provides an additional $2.5 billion for local grants to support charging stations in rural areas and in disadvantaged communities. - The new EV charging strategy establishes a joint electric vehicles office between the federal Energy and Transportation departments; issues guidance and standards for states; and ensures consultations with manufacturers, state and local governments, environmental justice and civil rights groups, tribes and others, the White House said. - Republicans, including some who voted in favor of the new infrastructure law, have criticized Biden for being preoccupied with electric vehicle technology when Americans are contending with a spike in gasoline and natural gas prices. Original Source : https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-technology-business-electric-vehicles-ee21590eee61025fa149549b61e19433 ITALY TO BAN SALES OF NEW ICES IN 2035 - Italy's government has decided to ban new passenger cars with combustion engines from 2035 in line with the EU Commission's plans. For light commercial vehicles, this is to apply from 2040. This has now been decided by the Italian government's Committee for the Ecological Transition (CITE). - With this, the Draghi government follows a number of European states that want to ban the new sale of vehicles with combustion engines from 2030, 2035 or 2040, including France, the Netherlands, Norway or Great Britain. The committee stressed that the domestic automotive industry has sufficient lead time to prepare for the production changeover. - Meanwhile, the Italian government continues to strive for the desired exemption from the combustion engine phase-out from 2035 for domestic sports car manufacturers such as Ferrari and Lamborghini. Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2021/12/13/italy-to-ban-sales-of-new-ices-in-2035/ ELON MUSK, CEO OF TESLA AND SPACEX, IS TIME'S PERSON OF THE YEAR - Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has been named Time magazine's Person of the Year.The magazine announced that Musk, the wealthiest man in the world, as its choice Monday. - Time's profile of Musk: “Person of the Year is a marker of influence, and few individuals have had more influence than Musk on life on Earth, and potentially life off Earth too." - “In 2021, Musk emerged not just as the world's richest person but also as perhaps the richest example of a massive shift in our society,” - Time has annually selected a Person of the Year for nearly a century. Last year, it chose President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris for the top spot. And in 2019, the Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg, then 16, received the title. Person of the Year, whose recipient is chosen by the magazine's editors at the end of each year, is not necessarily an award. It is representative of the influence the person or people had on the news over the previous year. Original Source : https://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/pop-culture-news/elon-musk-ceo-tesla-spacex-times-person-year-rcna8549 AD AGE 2021 BEST MARKETERS: TESLA - The inclusion of Tesla on a list honoring excellent marketing is not without irony. After all, the electric vehicle brand eschews most forms of paid advertising. But Tesla's 2021 rise—which includes supplanting Mercedes as the third-ranked luxury auto brand by sales in the U.S.—speaks to the forces shaping modern marketing, which often have nothing to do with big-budget TV campaigns. In the case of Tesla, it means creating a product so differentiated that it in many ways sells itself, fueled by word-of-mouth marketing spread by Tesla zealots. - Tesla spent just 11 cents on measured media per vehicle sold in 2020, according to the latest full-year figures from the Ad Age Datacenter. Compare that to its luxury competitors and the divide is stark: Hyundai-owned Genesis shelled out $1,955 per vehicle sold, while Ford's Lincoln spent $1,553 and Jaguar spent $1,235. - When your CEO can command that kind of attention, you don't need much fabricated PR. And indeed, Tesla dissolved its PR department last year. True to form, the automaker did not respond to an interview request for this story. Original Source : https://adage.com/article/special-report-marketers-year/ad-age-2021-best-marketers-tesla/2384076 PLUGGED-IN MINI SPARKS TALK TESLA MAY OPEN UP SUPERCHARGERS IN AUSTRALIA - A photo of a Mini Cooper S electric hatch at a Sydney Tesla Supercharger has sparked discussion about whether the Californian EV maker is trialling access to other EV makes in Australia. The photo, shared to The Driven on Twitter by Arthur Bodera, shows a green electric Mini parked at the Supercharger and plugged in. - And though there were no visible flashing lights indicating it was charging, there were some perhaps telltale sounds. “I didn't see any indicator light on the car next to charge port,” he told The Driven. But, he said: “I did hear the charging fan stall fans spinning, which is a (soft) indication that the circuitry is working.”  Original Source : https://thedriven.io/2021/12/14/plugged-in-mini-sparks-talk-tesla-may-open-up-superchargers-in-australia/ NETHERLANDS: PLUG-IN CAR SHARE REACHED 39% IN NOVEMBER 2021   - Top 10 year-to-date:  Skoda Enyaq iV - 5,168 Kia Niro EV (e-Niro) - 4,998 Volvo XC40 PHEV - 3,004 Volkswagen ID.4 - 2,997 Ford Mustang Mach-E - 2,898 Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/554023/netherlands-plugin-car-sales-november2021/ MAZDA ROLLS OUT HYBRIDS WITH “FULL SELF-CHARGING” SPIN Original Source : https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1134430_mazda-rolls-out-hybrids-with-full-self-charging-spin VOLKSWAGEN GROUP CREATES EUROPEAN COMPANY FOR ITS BATTERY BUSINESS Original Source : https://www.greencarcongress.com/2021/12/20211213-vwagbattery.html EV CHARGING STATION MAKERS SEE RISE IN DEMAND FROM REALTORS   Original Source : https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/renewables/ev-charging-station-makers-see-rise-in-demand-from-realtors/articleshow/88246548.cms BP PULSE AMONG ‘WORST' ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGE POINT PROVIDERS Original Source : https://www.fleetnews.co.uk/news/latest-fleet-news/electric-fleet-news/2021/12/13/bp-pulse-among-worst-electric-vehicle-charge-point-providers KOENIGSEGG HAD TO REVOLUTIONIZE EV TECHNOLOGY TO BUILD THE HYBRID GEMERA Original Source : https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/a38502871/koenigsegg-had-to-revolutionize-ev-technology-to-build-the-hybrid-gemera/ NEW QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Has Covid-19 changed your electric car buying decisions in the last two years? Yes, no and why? Email me a suggestion for a possible question and I might pick yours!  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/

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1308: Rivian Wins ‘Truck Of The Year' | 13 Dec 2021

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 18:32


Show #1308 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Monday 13th December. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too.  RIVIAN R1T 210KW PEAK DC CHARGING, LACK OF HEAT PUMP - US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) test documents have revealed a number of interesting tidbits about the 2022 Rivian R1T and R1S, including the vehicles' peak DC charging rate and their absence of a heat pump. - R1T and R1S have a peak DC charging rate of 210 KW, which is right in line with what the company quoted for its proprietary DC Adventure Network. Similar to Tesla Superchargers, the Adventure Network is designed specifically by Rivian for its vehicles, though the company has noted that the system could be opened to other EVs in the future. - Rivian has been quite subtle about the Adventure Network's full specs, though the company has noted that its fast chargers would offer over 200 kW output for the R1T and the R1S. This should allow the all-electric pickup truck and SUV to replenish up to 140 miles of range in 20 minutes. Rivian did state that further improvements down the line would likely improve the fast chargers to over 300 kW. - Rivian's EPA test documents also featured a specific section for the R1T and R1S' heat pump, though a look at the filings itself reveals that the vehicles are not equipped with the component. Considering that heat pumps are known to increase the efficiency of electric vehicles in the cold, it would be quite interesting to see how the R1T and the R1S' range could hold up in places with extremely cold temperatures. Original Source : https://www.teslarati.com/rivian-max-charging-rate-no-heat-pump-confirmed/ RIVIAN NABS A COVETED MOTORTREND AWARD FOR ITS DEBUT EV PICKUP - MotorTrend awarded its prestigious 2022 "Truck of the Year" to an upstart: the electric Rivian R1T, setting a high bar for rival Tesla's upcoming Cybertruck. - Rivian beat out finalists that other electric vehicles, including General Motor's Hummer EV Pickup, to bag the prize with its very first model. The award goes beyond bragging rights. Rivian gains prestige and credibility at a key point when the upstart desperately needs to justify its $100 billion market cap. - Tesla took home the title of 2013 MotorTrend Car of the Year with its landmark Model S. Yet its most recent model, the highly popular Model Y crossover, didn't even make it to the short-list for 2021 SUV of the Year after being named a contender. Original Source : https://fortune.com/2021/12/13/rivian-r1t-motortrend-award-ev-pickup-tesla-cybertruck/ TESLA, MERCEDES TAKE OPPOSITE APPROACHES TO TOUCHSCREEN GAMEPLAY - Tesla runs counter to the traditional auto industry in a lot of ways, from the tweets of CEO Elon Musk to starting as an all-electric automaker in the early 2000s. The latest example of Tesla's different approach is the way it and Daimler have each responded to recent questions of safety and in-car entertainment. - Specifically, both Tesla and Mercedes have permitted people to play video games on the car's touchscreen while the vehicle is in motion, although Mercedes considers it a mistake and is recalling vehicles to remedy the problem, while Tesla has not yet done that. - Minimizing distracted driving has been at the forefront of the agenda for U.S. safety regulators for years now, even as cars get more connected and in-cabin screens multiply and continue to grow larger. - As for Mercedes, the German automaker issued a recall for four models—the 2021 S580 and the 2022 EQS450, EQS 580, and S500—when it discovered that some of those vehicles on the road had been programmed with an "incorrect configuration" on Mercedes-Benz's back-end server and potentially on the MBUX infotainment system in these vehicles. The error allows "vehicle occupants to activate those functions [including TV and digital owner's manual, as well as the games] while the vehicle is driving." - Tesla, on the other hand, has allowed video games to be played in some of its vehicles for years. That's fine when the car is parked, but this summer, an over-the-air software update allowed three video games to be played even while the car was in motion. Original Source : https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a38495628/tesla-mercedes-touchscreen-video-games-moving-cars/ MERCEDES EQS RECALLED AFTER 56-INCH DISPLAY ALLOWED TV WHILE DRIVING - Impacted models include the 2021 S580 and 2022 models of both vehicles made before Nov. 16—specifically the S500, EQS450, and EQS580, for a total of 227 vehicles. - Mercedes investigated the issue after receiving a report of its occurrence in an "internal vehicle," presumably a company car or prototype. It subsequently determined "an incorrect configuration was available on Mercedes-Benz's backend server and might have been installed on vehicles in the field." - The carmaker has updated the server implicated in the issue and states in the NHTSA document that no dealer service will be needed for affected vehicles, though it still notified dealers this week. · Original Source : https://www.thedrive.com/tech/43464/mercedes-eqs-recalled-after-56-inch-display-allowed-tv-while-driving CHECK OUT THIS TESLA MODEL S WITH A LARGER CHARGING FLAP: FOR CCS? - a Tesla Model S test car was seen with a surprisingly big charging flap within the rear light segment, which appears to be similar to the one in the Tesla Model 3/Model Y cars. - As noted by Tesla_Adri (@tesla_adri), it might be a new, enlarged version of the charging flap that will be used to accommodate the CCS-compatible charging port in the refreshed Model S/Model X in Europe (and other markets). - r, as the company launched the Model 3/Model Y in Europe with the CCS Combo 2-compatible inlet, it was obvious that a similar fate will befall also the Model S/X once the refreshed version enters the market. The older Model S/Model X was forced to use an adapter to charge at CCS 2 fast chargers. - The refreshed Tesla Model S/Model X are expected to get a CCS Combo 2-compatible inlet in Europe and basically in most global markets (aside from North America, South Korea, China and some other countries). This bigger charging inlet for AC and DC charging requires more space: - In other words, it's an expected and positive move for Tesla, which will offer unified and industrywide compatible solutions for charging (AC 1- and 3-phase, as well as DC). The European Supercharging network is already retrofitted with two types of plugs - the Type 2 (used for DC charging) and CCS2. Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/553824/tesla-models-charging-flap-ccs/ TESLA FULL SELF-DRIVING BETA CAUSES ACCIDENT WITH MODEL Y - Over the weekend, video of an incident in what was reported to be a Tesla Model Y was posted to Youtube. The video, which was later removed from YouTube shows the crossover, which was reportedly running Tesla's “Full Self Driving” level two driver assist system veers toward an oncoming car before the driver grabs the wheel to disengage “FSD” and leaves the road. The video was reposted on Twitter. - The video begins with the Model Y rounding a long, gentle curve on a two-lane road. As another vehicle approaches the Tesla in the opposing lane, the Model Y straightens its steering to send the electric crossover on a path for a head-on collision. The driver reacts quickly to retake control from the Full Self-Driving Beta and pull their Model Y back to the right. - The driver lost control of the Model Y, and the vehicle slid off the road. The crossover fell into and then launched out of a small ditch along the side of the road. The Tesla bounced over the terrain before coming to a stop near a home. Original Source : https://jalopnik.com/tesla-full-self-driving-beta-causes-accident-with-model-1848201350 VOLKSWAGEN ID.4 GTX 2022 REVIEW – HAS VW BUILT A FORD MACH-E GT? - The new Volkswagen ID.4 GTX is the first performance-biased model from VW's EV push, topping the ID.4 range with its first application of a dual-motor set-up. To denote this new focus on performance, Volkswagen has introduced that new GTX badge, but while the connection to VW's GTI will bring with it a higher level of scrutiny, the ID.4's large SUV form suggests it's not exactly a B-road brawler. - The good news is that Volkswagen has given the GTX some decent mechanical changes to coincide with its sportier disposition, namely adding that second electric motor to the ID.4's MEB platform. This second motor is mounted on the front axle, which together with the existing rear-mounted motor creates a total of 295bhp and 339lb ft of torque, giving the GTX a reasonable 6.2sec 0-62mph time and a top speed of 112mph. - The battery pack is unchanged from that of other high-spec ID.4s with a 77kWh useable capacity (82kWh gross), giving a quoted WLTP range of 299 miles, or about 30 miles down on the most efficient single-motor variant with the same battery capacity. Original Source : https://www.evo.co.uk/volkswagen/204437/volkswagen-id4-gtx-2022-review-has-vw-built-a-ford-mach-e-gt FORD RAMPS UP ITS MUSTANG MACH-E OUTPUT Original Source : https://edition.cnn.com/2021/12/11/cars/mustang-mach-e-ford-production-capacity/index.html BREAKING: NIO REACHES 700 SWAP STATIONS GOAL AHEAD OF SCHEDULE Original Source : https://cnevpost.com/2021/12/10/nio-reaches-700-swap-stations-goal-ahead-of-schedule/ VINGROUP STARTS CONSTRUCTION ON EV BATTERY MANUFACTURING FACTORY Original Source : https://finance.yahoo.com/news/vingroup-starts-construction-ev-battery-192200771.html GM'S FIRST ULTIUM BATTERY GIGAFACTORY APPEARS ALMOST COMPLETED Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/554044/gm-ultium-cells-plant-november23/ HARLEY TO TAKE EV UNIT PUBLIC VIA SPAC DEAL AS VALUATIONS SOAR   Original Source : https://www.marketscreener.com/quote/stock/RIVIAN-AUTOMOTIVE-INC-129226108/news/Harley-to-take-EV-unit-public-via-SPAC-deal-as-valuations-soar-37303082/ NEW QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Has Covid-19 changed your electric car buying decisions in the last two years? Yes, no and why? Email me a suggestion for a possible question and I might pick yours!  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/

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
1307: Ford stops taking reservations for the F-150 Lightning | 12 Dec 2021

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2021 22:33


Show #1307 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Sunday 12th December. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. NEW NISSAN ARIYA ELECTRIC VEHICLE PRICED FROM £41K - Nissan has announced that the all-new 100% electric Ariya coupé crossover, capable of up to 310 miles on a single charge, is now available to pre-order, with the first deliveries beginning summer 2022. - The Ariya's UK line-up features four versions: Advance (63kWh), Evolve (87kWh), e-4ORCE Evolve (87kWh) and e-4ORCE Performance (87kWh). All four versions of Ariya will be available at launch. - ‘On the road' prices start from £41,845 for Advance 63kWh versions, rising to £58,440 for the e-4ORCE Performance 87kWh model. - The range-topping specification includes premium features such as a 10-speaker Bose sound system, digital Head Up Display, Intelligent Rear View Mirror, Electric Panoramic Sunroof, dynamic 20” alloy wheels with aero covers, and distinctive Blue Nappa leather seat fronts. Original Source : https://www.fleetnews.co.uk/news/latest-fleet-news/electric-fleet-news/2021/12/09/new-nissan-ariya-electric-vehicle-priced-from-41k FORD STOPS TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR THE F-150 LIGHTNING - Ford has stopped taking reservations for the all-electric F-150 Lightning as it prepares to start making and shipping the new pickup truck in the first half of 2022. The company says it has collected 200,000 refundable $100 deposits for the Lightning since it debuted in May. - Ford hasn't said how many it plans to build in 2022, but Automotive News reports that the automaker is looking to build as many as 80,000 in 2023. The company has publicly said it wants to build that many in 2024 after originally targeting just 40,000 annually and has been hiring new workers to handle the demand. - That base model is supposed to offer around 230 miles of range and has a more bare-bones interior, including a 12-inch landscape touchscreen display that runs Sync 4. Higher trims will come with the same 15.5-inch vertical touchscreen from the Mustang Mach-E, and there's an extended range battery option that can push the range to around 300 miles. Original Source : https://www.theverge.com/2021/12/9/22826469/ford-f150-lightning-ev-deposits-reservations-closed CHEVROLET SILVERADO E TO DEBUT NEXT MONTH, PRODUCTION TO BEGIN IN 2023 - The first all-electric 2023 Chevrolet Silverado E will be unveiled in January, with manufacturing scheduled to begin the following year. - According to Automotive News, General Motors' vice president for global product development Doug Park said the battery-powered Silverado would enter production in early 2023 when speaking at the AutoTech Conference this week. While revealing the model name as the Silverado E, Park confirmed the Chevrolet would make its debut at the Consumer Electronics Show next month. - While full details of the Silverado E will be revealed in January, Park assured the audience the electric pick-up would offer a driving range of at least 300 miles – or 483 kilometres. - Like the GMC Hummer EV – which uses the same Ultium electric platform as the Chevrolet – the Silverado E will adopt four-wheel-steering to greatly improve its turning circle. - The Chevrolet Silverado E will be unveiled on January 5, 2022, with production set to begin in early 2023. Original Source : https://www.whichcar.com.au/news/2023-chevrolet-silverado-e-to-debut-january TESLA STOPS TAKING MODEL S AND MODEL X ORDERS OUTSIDE NORTH AMERICA - Tesla announced to potential buyers today that it stopped taking new Model S and Model X orders outside North America. It now expects deliveries in other markets to start during the second half of 2022. - The news comes from an email that Tesla started sending out to people who have Model S and Model X vehicles on order in Europe. - We are contacting you regarding the timing of your Model X order. As we expand production capacity, the launch dates for markets outside of North America have been postponed. We will inform you of the delivery times through your Tesla account when production begins.  Your Model X is getting closer to delivery. We currently expect shipments outside of North America to begin in the second half of 2022.  In order to expedite the delivery of existing orders, including your Model X order, as much as possible, we are currently no longer accepting new orders for the Model S and Model X from markets outside of North America.  The price of your Model X will continue to be the same as it was when you placed your order, unless your vehicle configuration has been changed. To apply your order fee to another model, or to receive a full refund, request a call to speak directly to a Tesla representative. Original Source : https://electrek.co/2021/12/10/tesla-stops-taking-model-s-x-orders-outside-north-america/ LUCID AIR TOPS DOUG DEMURO'S BEST CARS LIST - The top-of-the-line Lucid Air Dream Edition has been recently reviewed by Doug DeMuro, who finds the car to be one of the best on the market. - Overall, the car received a Doug score of 73/100 points, which is the same as the Tesla Model S Plaid (see review here) and one more than the Porsche Taycan Turbo S. - According to Doug DeMuro, the Lucid Air is the most luxurious among the three, while the Porsche Taycan Turbo S brings the most driving excitement - Lucid Air Dream Edition specs:  118 kWh battery, 22 modules, 2170-type cylindrical cells (6,600)>900 V battery system - Dream Edition Range (19") - 520 miles (837 km) - Dream Edition Performance (21") - 2.42 seconds; quarter-mile in 9.67 seconds @149.87 mph Original Source : https://insideevs.com/features/553679/lucid-air-doug-demuro-review/ 2023 MINI COOPER S ELECTRIC LEAKED IN REVEALING IMAGES FROM CHINA - Mini might have teased the next-generation Cooper at the beginning of last month, but the cat is now pretty much out of the bag. Instagram user wilcoblok has published surprisingly revealing images of a prototype devoid of any camouflage. These seem to be real photos rather than a professional Photoshop job and depict the hot hatch version judging by the S. - we're not seeing the traditional dual exhaust tips mounted in the middle. Corroborated with the lack of a traditional front grille, we have reasons to believe we're actually looking at the electric Cooper S. The front-end design is quite familiar with the big and round circles of the headlights, although the lower lights have been removed to give the bumper a simplified look. - The rear lights have a trapezoidal shape and feature an intricate black pattern reminding us of a spider's web. - . It doesn't seem to have a digital instrument cluster, but it does boast a head-up display. Taking center stage is the big circle serving as the touchscreen from the infotainment system. Original Source : https://www.motor1.com/news/553677/2023-mini-cooper-revealing-images/ UNION-FRIENDLY ELECTRIC CAR CREDIT PREDICTED TO PASS BUDGET TEST - A labor-friendly electric vehicle tax credit is likely to withstand scrutiny by the Senate parliamentarian on whether it should be included in Democrats' nearly $2 trillion tax and social spending plan, according to former Congressional budget staffers and policy analysts. - If that happens, and opponents like Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) withhold support of the broader package, lawmakers will need to negotiate a change to the credit, although it's unclear whether that will be necessary. The credit could also be chopped altogether. - The massive measure is being advanced through a budget reconciliation process to allow Democrats to pass the bill with a simple Senate majority. - A separate former senior Republican staff member said that there shouldn't be a concern with the labor-friendly incentive under budget rules, considering it's an amendment to an existing tax incentive. The $4,500 would be available in addition to a base credit of $7,500 available for most consumers purchasing an electric vehicle. Original Source : https://news.bloomberglaw.com/daily-labor-report/union-friendly-electric-car-credit-predicted-to-pass-budget-test GENERAL MOTORS TO SOURCE RARE EARTH METALS DOMESTICALLY FOR ITS ELECTRIC VEHICLES - General Motors is accelerating its shift away from China and other foreign sources for the key raw materials and components needed for the millions of battery-electric vehicles it plans to roll out over the coming decade. - GM announced the latest of more than a dozen deals Thursday, saying it will purchase rare earth metals from the only remaining commercial mine in the U.S., while two new plants will provide the high-power magnets needed for its electric vehicle motors. Currently, finished magnets and raw materials, such as neodymium, are sourced largely from China. - the two deals are expected to create “hundreds” of jobs and provide enough magnets for all the motors GM will need going forward. - Previous deals have laid out plans for GM to source raw minerals to finished components from suppliers in the U.S. and Canada. That's a critical move, said analyst Stephanie Brinley of IHS Markit. It would not only reduce dependence on potentially unreliable trade partners, like China, but also minimize the risk of supply chain disruptions. Original Source : https://www.nbcnews.com/business/autos/general-motors-announces-deal-source-rare-earth-metals-electric-vehicl-rcna8265 MERCEDES EQE WAGON READY TO FIGHT PORSCHE TAYCAN CROSS TURISMO Original Source : https://carbuzz.com/news/mercedes-set-to-unveil-new-electric-wagon TESLA GIGA SHANGHAI PRODUCED OVER 400K VEHICLES IN 11 MONTHS OF 2021 Original Source : https://www.tesmanian.com/blogs/tesmanian-blog/tesla-giga-shanghai-produced-over-400-000-vehicles-in-11-months-of-2021-up-242-more-yoy NEW QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Has Covid-19 changed your electric car buying decisions in the last two years? Yes, no and why? Email me a suggestion for a possible question and I might pick yours!  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/ 

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1306: Question Of The Week and Patreon Thanks | 12 Dec 2021

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2021 17:24


Show #1306 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Sunday 12th December. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Which EV makers are on Santa's naughty or nice lists – and tell me why! IAN SEAR In Santa's bad books I would put MG (SAIC), for not releasing their premium MG Marvel in the UK apparently because they want to keep MG as a budget brand in the UK. As an MG5 Owner I could also put them there for the ridiculous roof rack debacle where they advertised and sold a car with a roof rack, then told owners they cant use them before relenting and allowing a light load to be carried. I would also tick them off for their terrible entertainment and navigation system, with no app and slow interface. Finally, they recall my MG5 to fix the hardest regen braking mode not turning on the brake lights properly. The regen already is annoying in havin to turn it up to max every time you turn the car on and even then it's not a full one pedal driving. Bad MG. In Santa's good books, I'd put MG (SAIC), for creating the best low cost EVs on the market, my top spec MG5 was "only" 22k brand new after dealer discount and Im still being offered that from carwow even now 9 months later! Really kept its value well. The car has done long runs, charged at over 70kw on some chargers, done trips to Somerset, gone on 20 plus tip runs to feed my DIY habit and been generally everything my old BMW3 series was but a little bit better. I also think SAIC deserve some credit for keeping a British brand alive, trying to keep some manufacturing in the UK at Longbridge (despite not much brand loyalty from us fickle Brits) and ceasing this in 2016 they still have a major R&D facility here. Hopefully one day MG manufacturing can return to the UK. So, both a lump of Coal and a Sugar Mouse to MG. PETE GORTON Renatil Zoe: the year ends on a downer as Dacia Spring and Renault's facelifted electric ZOE qualified for only one star and zero stars respectively, performing even worse than expected. The “new” ZOE, a facelift introduced in 2020, received several battery improvements but no added safety.  On the contrary, the seat-mounted side airbag which previously protected head and thorax has been replaced by a less effective thorax-only airbag, representing a degradation in occupant protection.  MARK RICHARDS General Motors is on my naughty list.  But not for the reason you expect.  They made big claims 3 years ago about having 25 EV models by 2025.  Yet, as of right now they have 0 EVs for sale.  ZERO.  I own Bolt and already got my battery replaced…they didn't handle it well, but.  Even at the LA auto show, which was supposed to have an EV focus, GM had zero EVs and Hybrids on display.  How did they not even have a Bolt on the floor ?  Why wasn't Cadillac there with the Lyriq and GMC with the Hummer?  It's like they are not interested in EVs at all any more. Also, Mary Barra taking credit for transforming the auto industry, when in reality it was Tesla was just embarrassing.  Bad for Biden and honestly, worse for her.  So yeah, GM is at the top of my list.  I could easily add Dodge and Chrysler, since they have basically nothing EV.  But they didn't promise us a bunch of EVs, and then not deliver.  So yeah, disappointed in them, but not nearly as much as I am with GM. ROBERT GRACE for QOTW, nice Santa to Ford, Kia, Hyundai, and Lucid for their exciting new entries into the EV market. Naughty to Chevrolet for their abysmal handling of the Bolt battery failures and recall. LINDA GREGOR IN SALT LAKE I would like to put Elon Musk on my naughty list but Tesla on santa's nice list. I think the cars they're making compared to the rest of the industry are far better in terms of software and powertrain. But I would put Elon on the naughty list for carrying too much of the company on his own reputation. It will only take one serious unfortunate event, or heaven forbid the worst happens, and I really fear the Tesla would be left with no leadership or public image without him. LUKE UGDEN I would put President Biden on Santa's naughty list for saying GM had led the way electrifying the entire auto industry. No presents for the pres this year. BENJAMIN COX For me I would put Tesla on the naughty list. I have had a Model S on order in the UK since 2020 and now been informed it may not even arrive in 2022. How can a car take two years to arrive? Naughty Musky Musk. CLIPPER FROM D.C. Surely you have to put LG Chem on the naughty list for what they did with the Chevy Bolt batteries. Still no new production and a long road to replacing all the faulty ones. Maybe this even gets them a two-year ban on Santa's list. PHILIP LEE I would like to nomimate Ford for being on Santa's nice list. I haven't always been the biggest fan of companies like Ford because I feel they have been dragging their heels, and even talking EVs down until they were ready. But I think they did a wonderful job with the F-150 Lightning especially a $40k starting price. For many folk like me I don't want a truck that looks like something weird, I just want an American workhorse and I want it electric. NEW QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Has Covid-19 changed your electric car buying decisions in the last two years? Yes, no and why? Email me a suggestion for a possible question and I might pick yours!  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/ PARTNERS DAVID AND LISA ALLEN BOB BOOTHBY FROM MILLBROOK COTTAGES – 5* GOLD SELF CATERING COTTAGES DARIN MCLESKEY FROM DENOVO REAL ESTATE JUKKA KUKONEN FROM WWW.SHIFT2ELECTRIC.COM RAJEEV NARAYAN IAIN SEAR MICHAEL LUMBLEY EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS ADAM BREWTON ADRIAN BOND ALAN SHEDD ALEX BANAHENE ALEXANDER FRANK @ https://www.youtube.com/c/alexsuniverse42 ANDERS HOVE ANDREA JEFFERSON ANDY NANCARROW AND LILIAN KASS ASEER KHALID BÅRD FJUKSTAD BILL CALHOUN BLUNDERBUSS JONES BRIAN OLEARY BRIAN THOMPSON BRUCE BOHANNAN CHAD LANE CHARLES HALL CHRISTOPHER BARTH COLIN HENNESSY AND CAMBSEV CRAIG ROGERS DAVID FINCH DAVID PARTINGTON DAVID PRESCOTT DC EV DON MCALLISTER / SCREENCASTSONLINE.COM ED CORTEEN EDDIE RAGASA ERIC HANSEN ERU KYEYUNE-NYOMBI FREDRIK ROVIK GENE RUBIN GEORGE TORTAROLO HEINRICH LIESNER IAN GRIFFITHS IAN (WATTIE) WATKINS JACOB KUEHNE JACK OAKLEY JAMES STORR JAVIER CARMELO DÍAZ PÉREZ JIM MORRIS JOHN SCHROEDER JOHN VAN DEVOORT JON AKA BEARDY MCBEARDFACE FROM KENT EVS JON MANCHAK JUAN GONZALEZ KEVIN MEYERSON LAURENCE D ALLEN LEE BROWN LUKE CULLEY MARCEL WARD MARTY YOUNG  MIKE WINTER NATHAN GORE-BROWN NATHANIEL FREEDMAN NEIL E ROBERTS FROM SUSSEX EVS OHAD ASTON PAUL STEPHENSON PETE BREMY PETE GLASS PETE GORTON PETER & DEE ROBERTS FROM OXON EVS PHIL MOUCHET PHILIP TRAUTMAN RAYMOND ROWLEDGE REALTORS CHOICE PHOTOGRAPHY RENE KEEMIK ROB FROM THE RSTHINKS EV CHANNEL ON YOUTUBE ROBERT GRACE RUPERT MITCHELL SEIKI PAYNE STEPHEN PENN STEVE JOHN THOMAS J. THIAS  TODD OAKES THE PLUGSEEKER'S EV YOUTUBE CHANNEL

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1305: Interview: The Business Of eMobility with Vitaly Golomb | 11 Dec 2021

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2021 25:27


Show #1304 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Saturday  10th December. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. Today on the podcast we're looking at the business of EV startups and how the established car makers are valued.  We don't talk about the finance side of the industry too much on this podcast so today I hope to learn more. VITALY M. GOLOMB is a technology investment banker with over 20 years of experience on all sides of the table as a venture-backed CEO, venture capitalist, M&A and financing advisor. Vitaly is Partner at award-winning global M&A investment bank, Drake Star Partners where he focuses on transportation/mobility and new energy, as well as artificial intelligence, software/SaaS, Internet, and advanced materials sectors.. Vitaly is an experienced investor and advisor, with the likes of Rivian. Hyperloop, QEV Technologies, Rimac, Byton, Fisker and many more. Listen to Vitaly's podcast ‘Accelerated' here: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/accelerated-with-vitaly-golomb/id1509151512 You can find out more about Vitaly here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vitalyg and here: https://www.drakestar.com/leadership-team/ QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Which EV makers are on Santa's naughty or nice lists – and tell me why! Email me a suggestion for a possible question and I might pick yours!  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/

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1304: VW Increase EV Investment…Again! | 10 Dec 2021

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 32:48


Show #1304 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Friday 10th December. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. VOLKSWAGEN RAMPS UP E-MOBILITY SPENDING TO $59 BLN BY 2026 - Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) on Thursday said it would ramp up spending for battery-powered electric vehicles by around 50% to 52 billion euros ($59 billion) by 2026 as part of the group's far-reaching transformation. - The investment is part of Volkswagen's new revolving 5-year spending plan, which foresees total investments of 159 billion euros in the 2022-2026 period, compared with 150 billion for the 2021-2025 period. Original Source : https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/volkswagen-ramps-up-e-mobility-spending-59-bln-by-2026-2021-12-09/ DIESS KEEPS JOB AS VW INCREASES EV SPENDING TO CATCH TESLA - VW Group's supervisory board presented its annual update to the company's five-year investment plan on Thursday, outlining investments of 159 billion euros ($180 billion), up from 150 billion euros last year, and electrifying more of VW's sites across Europe. - "We are becoming a battery manufacturer, a charging infrastructure manager, software is playing a more dominant role ... we are developing new business activities with an unbelievable dimension for us," Diess said, adding the company expected to generate 20 billion euros of revenue by 2030 from its battery division alone. - In a nod to worker representatives keen to keep a strong power base at home, VW confirmed a plan to add a new electric car factory near its global headquarters in Wolfsburg. The site will produce some 250,000 vehicles as part of the Trinity project. - VW brand chief Ralf Brandstaetter will take over the group's China business from Diess on Aug. 1. - Diess will add responsibility for the company's software unit Cariad Original Source : https://europe.autonews.com/automakers/diess-keeps-job-vw-increases-ev-spending-catch-tesla SKODA CEO THOMAS SCHÄFER TO BECOME VOLKSWAGEN BOSS - Current Skoda boss Thomas Schäfer will switch over to head up Volkswagen next year as part of a major reshuffle of the Volkswagen Group management team. - Schäfer only took over as Skoda chairman in August last year, having previously served as the head of the VW Group's South African operation. He will take up his new role as Volkswagen's chief operating officer from 1 April next year. - While the moves announced by the supervisory board are significant, they are not as extensive as had been rumoured, including reports that Diess could be shifted from his post as chairman of the board. Original Source : https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/business-finance-and-corporate/skoda-ceo-thomas-sch%C3%A4fer-become-volkswagen-boss VOLKSWAGEN WILL HAVE AN ID. CALIFORNIA: ELECTRIC CAMPERVAN, ANYONE? - Volkswagen anticipated today the name of another car based on the electric van: ID. California. - Volkswagen said that Hanover would make the ID. California - American websites are already betting on an electric campervan, the shape in which the original VW Bus made its fame in the U.S. in the 1960s and, more specifically, in California. It will not be as roomy as modern campervans, but the possible 4.94 meters (194.5 inches) of length will make it one of the biggest MEB products around. - Apart from being produced in Hanover, the ID. California and the ID. BUZZ AD (whatever AD means) will also be made in Chattanooga starting in 2022. Volkswagen's primary market for the electric van and its derivatives will be the U.S. Original Source : https://www.autoevolution.com/news/volkswagen-will-have-an-id-california-electric-campervan-anyone-176166.html NEW BMW I3 SEDAN MAKES EARLY DEBUT IN CHINA AS ELECTRIC 3 SERIES - China is home to the world's largest automotive market, and as such, automakers are keen to have a plethora of new vehicles in the region available for buyers. Entering that market sometimes leads to unexpected new-vehicle reveals through China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, and that seems to be the case here with the new BMW i3 sedan. - This looks like a tweaked BMW 3 Series and is nothing like the small i3 hatchback we currently know. Nevertheless, photos clearly show an i3 badge on the rear, along with eDrive 35L branding. What does all of this mean? - China's MIIT website also lists some statistics including a power output of 250 kilowatts. That translates to 335 horsepower, and this car is also the long-wheelbase version so that likely explains the 35L nomenclature. As for eDrive, that almost certainly denotes this particular model as rear-wheel-drive only instead of all-wheel drive. Original Source : https://www.motor1.com/news/553272/bmw-i3-sedan-reveal-china/ MERCEDES BEATS TESLA TO 'LEVEL 3' AUTONOMY Original Source : https://www.pistonheads.com/news/ph-germancars/mercedes-beats-tesla-to-level-3-autonomy/45049 SVOLT TO INCREASE BATTERY PRODUCTION CAPACITY T0 600 GWH BY 2025 Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2021/12/09/svolt-to-increase-battery-production-capacity-t0-600-gwh-by-2025/ SVOLT ENERGY AIMS TO BECOME THE BIGGEST BATTERY CELL MAKER BY 2025 Original Source : https://pushevs.com/2021/12/09/svolt-energy-aims-to-become-the-biggest-battery-cell-maker-by-2025/ 2022 JEEP WRANGLER NOW ONLY AVAILABLE AS PLUG-IN HYBRID IN EUROPE Original Source : https://electriccarsreport.com/2021/12/2022-jeep-wrangler-now-only-available-as-plug-in-hybrid-in-europe/ FORD KUGA DIESEL MODELS AXED   Original Source : https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/ford/kuga/356849/ford-kuga-diesel-models-axed TESLA MODEL S PLAID CAN'T GO 200 MPH. AND YOU WOULDN'T WANT TO Original Source : https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a38453459/tesla-model-s-plaid-top-speed-200-mph TESLA DOUBLES DOWN ON SYSTEM TO PREVENT GAS CARS ‘ICEING' SUPERCHARGERS Original Source : https://electrek.co/2021/12/09/tesla-system-prevent-gas-cars-iceing-superchargers-integrates-app LUCID AIR PRODUCTION SOFTWARE GETS TESTED, SHOWS INTERESTING QUIRKS Original Source : https://www.teslarati.com/lucid-air-production-software-navigation-review-video/ LG ENERGY SOLUTION REVIEWS $2B EV BATTERY PLANT IN ONTARIO Original Source : http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20211209000645 SYNTHETIC GASOLINE EMITS JUST AS MUCH POLLUTION AS REGULAR GAS Original Source : https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1134391_synthetic-gasoline-emits-just-as-much-pollution-as-regular-gas-tests-find GRIDSERVE TO ROLL OUT BIGGEST EV CHARGING UPGRADE IN UK HISTORY Original Source : https://www.cityam.com/gridserve-to-roll-out-biggest-ev-charging-upgrade-in-uk-history GRIDSERVE LAYS CLAIM TO BIGGEST MOTORWAY EV CHARGING UPGRADE IN UK HISTORY | CURRENT NEWS Original Source : https://www.current-news.co.uk/news/gridserve-lays-claim-to-biggest-motorway-ev-charging-upgrade-in-uk-history TRITIUM PLUGS INTO DC TO PRODUCE NEW EV FAST CHARGERS THAT WILL REDUCE COSTS Original Source : https://thedriven.io/2021/12/09/tritium-plugs-into-dc-to-produce-new-ev-fast-chargers-that-will-reduce-costs HUBJECT & DCS LAUNCH PLUG&CHARGE COOPERATION · Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2021/12/09/hubject-dcs-launch-plugcharge-cooperation/ CURRENT± PREDICTS: THE ENERGY TRANSITION IN 2022 Original Source : https://www.current-news.co.uk/news/current-predicts-the-energy-transition-in-2022-part-two THE TRICKY BUSINESS OF CHARGING ELECTRIC CARS Original Source : https://www.economist.com/leaders/2021/12/11/the-tricky-business-of-charging-electric-cars QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Which EV makers are on Santa's naughty or nice lists – and tell me why! Email me a suggestion for a possible question and I might pick yours!  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/

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1303: Tesla Model 3 and Model Y New Features Leak | 9 Dec 2021

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 21:44


Show #1303 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Thursday 9th December. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too.  VOLKSWAGEN CLOSES THREE NEW PARTNERSHIPS TO AMP UP EV PRODUCTION - Volkswagen has entered into three new partnerships related to electric vehicle batteries, as the German automaker looks to transition its entire portfolio of cars, trucks and SUVs to zero-emission vehicles by 2040. - The three separate partnerships, all of which were announced Wednesday, are with materials technology group Umicore, battery specialist 24M Technologies and Vulcan Energy Resources, a company that is planning to open a lithium brine project in Germany. - Volkswagen's joint venture with Umicore will supply the automaker's European battery cell factories with cathode materials, a key building block of lithium-ion batteries. The JV will have an initial production capacity of 20 gigawatt-hours, with the aim of scaling to up to 160 gigawatt-hours by 2030. - Volkswagen said it was investing in battery startup 24M, which is developing a battery that has a semi-solid electrode. - The final partnership with Vulcan includes a binding contract for what the companies describe as “carbon neutral” lithium sourced from Germany. - All three agreements are part of Volkswagen's plan to invest €30 billion ($34 billion) in electric vehicles. In Europe alone, VW said it would build six battery gigafactories by the end of the decade, with a production capacity of 240 gigawatt-hours overall. Original Source : https://techcrunch.com/2021/12/08/volkswagen-closes-three-new-partnerships-to-amp-up-ev-production/ TESLA MODEL 3 AND MODEL Y NEW FEATURES AND CHANGES LEAK THROUGH TEST PROGRAM - A bunch of new features and changes coming to the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y have leaked through a test program in Europe. - Tesla has submitted new versions of the Model 3 and Model Y for testing to European authorities and the documents have leaked on a European Tesla forum: - it looks like Tesla is finally moving Model 3 and Model Y's 12-volt battery to a li-ion battery. - There's a new higher performance motor coming to the Model 3 Performance. - Tesla is now building the new Model Y Performance in China with a new AMD Ryzen chip for the MCU, and it is resulting in an impressive performance update. While not 100% clear, it looks like the chip is going to make its way to the Model 3, too. - With the 2021 version of the Model 3, Tesla made the vehicle quieter with double-glazed acoustic glass. Now the 2022 version is also going to get the same glass for the rear window, which should further improve acoustic performance. Original Source : https://electrek.co/2021/12/08/tesla-model-3-y-new-features-changes-leak/ BMW TO INTRODUCE SATURDAY SHIFTS DUE TO HIGH I4 DEMAND - BMW plans to introduce Saturday shifts at its Munich plant in the first quarter of 2022 to keep up with the high demand for the new i4 electric model. The waiting time for the electric sedan is currently said to be around nine months, but could soon climb to a year. - When asked by the business magazine, BMW is said to have referred to the high flexibility of its production system. The company explained verbatim: “We are therefore in a position to expand the volume, for example by adding additional shifts, and thus to meet the gratifyingly high demand.” However, the plans for the coming year have not yet been finalised, so that no details can be given. Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2021/12/08/bmw-to-introduce-saturday-shifts-due-to-high-i4-demand/ BMW IX GRABS FIVE-STAR RATING IN EURO NCAP CRASH TEST - The European New Car Assessment Programme has published a new round of results from its latest crash test session, and the numbers are looking particularly great for the BMW iX. So much so that the electric SUV has grabbed all five stars awarded by Euro NCAP. It is worth mentioning the evaluations have gradually become more severe, meaning a five-star rating today is considerably more valuable than it was say 20 years ago. - The BMW iX tested by Euro NCAP was a black left-hand-drive xDrive40 model that had to be crashed for a good cause to determine how safe it would be in the event of an accident. At the end of the day, it went home with a five-star rating in all test categories. It earned an impressive 91% in adult occupant protection, 87% for child occupant, 73% for vulnerable road users, and 81% for safety assist tech. - This xDrive40 entry-level version is currently not available in the United States but it could arrive in North America as early as March 2022. - The sturdiness of the iX also stems from the implementation of carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) in the side and rear sections as well as the roof. As for the standard safety tech, BMW equips its large electric SUV with systems such as lane departure warning, attention assistant, and speed limit recognition. At an additional cost, buyers can opt for the Driving Assistant Professional package encompassing steering and lane guidance assistance. Original Source : https://www.bmwblog.com/2021/12/08/bmw-ix-safest-vehicle-ever-euro-ncap/ TESLA LETS DRIVERS PLAY VIDEO GAMES BEHIND THE WHEEL FOR A YEAR Original Source : https://jalopnik.com/the-fact-you-can-game-while-driving-a-tesla-reminds-us-1848173921 GOTION HIGH-TECH BEGINS BUILDING BATTERY PLANT IN HEFEI Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2021/12/08/gotion-high-tech-begins-building-battery-plant-in-hefei/ FLEETS ‘URGENTLY' SEEK PAYMENT SOLUTION FOR EV BUSINESS MILEAGE Original Source : https://www.fleetnews.co.uk/news/latest-fleet-news/electric-fleet-news/2021/12/07/fleets-urgently-seek-payment-solution-for-ev-business-mileage BIDEN ORDERS FEDERAL AGENCIES TO EXPANDING ELECTRIC VEHICLE FLEET   · Original Source : https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2021/12/08/biden-government-purchasing-climate-change FORD CHINA WILL SOURCE BATTERIES FROM CATL AMID EV TRANSITION Original Source : https://fordauthority.com/2021/12/ford-china-will-source-batteries-from-catl-amid-ev-transition/ AUDI CONFIRMS R8 SUCCESSOR WILL BE TOTALLY ELECTRIC Original Source : https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/audi-r8-electric/ COCA-COLA'S ‘CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY' TRUCK GOES FULLY ELECTRIC Original Source : https://www.electrichybridvehicletechnology.com/news/buses-commercial-vehicles/coca-colas-christmas-holiday-truck-goes-fully-electric.html QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Which EV makers are on Santa's naughty or nice lists – and tell me why! Email me a suggestion for a possible question and I might pick yours!  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/ PARTNERS DAVID AND LISA ALLEN BOB BOOTHBY FROM MILLBROOK COTTAGES – 5* GOLD SELF CATERING COTTAGES DARIN MCLESKEY FROM DENOVO REAL ESTATE JUKKA KUKONEN FROM WWW.SHIFT2ELECTRIC.COM RAJEEV NARAYAN IAIN SEAR MICHAEL LUMBLEY EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS ADAM BREWTON ADRIAN BOND ALAN SHEDD ALEX BANAHENE ALEXANDER FRANK @ https://www.youtube.com/c/alexsuniverse42 ANDERS HOVE ANDREA JEFFERSON ANDY NANCARROW AND LILIAN KASS ASEER KHALID BÅRD FJUKSTAD BILL CALHOUN BLUNDERBUSS JONES BRIAN OLEARY BRIAN THOMPSON BRUCE BOHANNAN CHAD LANE CHARLES HALL CHRISTOPHER BARTH COLIN HENNESSY AND CAMBSEV CRAIG ROGERS DAVID FINCH DAVID PARTINGTON DAVID PRESCOTT DC EV DON MCALLISTER / SCREENCASTSONLINE.COM ED CORTEEN EDDIE RAGASA ERIC HANSEN ERU KYEYUNE-NYOMBI FREDRIK ROVIK GENE RUBIN GEORGE TORTAROLO HEINRICH LIESNER IAN GRIFFITHS IAN (WATTIE) WATKINS JACOB KUEHNE JACK OAKLEY JAMES STORR JAVIER CARMELO DÍAZ PÉREZ JIM MORRIS JOHN SCHROEDER JOHN VAN DEVOORT JON AKA BEARDY MCBEARDFACE FROM KENT EVS JON MANCHAK JUAN GONZALEZ KEVIN MEYERSON LAURENCE D ALLEN LEE BROWN LUKE CULLEY MARCEL WARD MARTY YOUNG  MIKE WINTER NATHAN GORE-BROWN NATHANIEL FREEDMAN NEIL E ROBERTS FROM SUSSEX EVS OHAD ASTON PAUL STEPHENSON PETE BREMY PETE GLASS PETE GORTON PETER & DEE ROBERTS FROM OXON EVS PHIL MOUCHET PHILIP TRAUTMAN RAYMOND ROWLEDGE REALTORS CHOICE PHOTOGRAPHY RENE KEEMIK ROB FROM THE RSTHINKS EV CHANNEL ON YOUTUBE ROBERT GRACE RUPERT MITCHELL SEIKI PAYNE STEPHEN PENN STEVE JOHN THOMAS J. 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1302: VW's EV Advocate Boss Herbert Diess To Remain CEO | 8 Dec 2021

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 22:59


Show #1302 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Wednesday 8th December. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. VOLKSWAGEN'S DIESS TO REMAIN CEO, BUT WITH FEWER POWERS - Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess will likely stay on to lead Europe's largest carmaker as part of a solution that will see him cede some responsibilities following a clash with labour leaders, two people familiar with the matter said. - The solution would potentially end the carmaker's latest leadership tussle, which has caused uncertainty among investors and led the group's preferred shares to fall significantly in recent weeks. - VW brand chief Ralf Brandstaetter is slated to join the management board - confirming what sources told Reuters last month - while Diess will focus on strategy, the sources added. - Diess already ceded responsibility for the Volkswagen brand to Brandstaetter last year after weeks of squabbling between the company's powerful labour leaders and managers over the pace and scale of cost-cutting plans. - Diess's future has hung in the balance since he mentioned the risk of far-reaching job cuts in September, complicating the carmaker's efforts to draw up a five-year investment plan that will be discussed by the supervisory board on Thursday. Original Source : https://uk.news.yahoo.com/vw-settles-power-struggle-diess-161811083.html NISSAN ON ‘GOOD' PATH WITH PROFITS, EV INVESTMENT: COO - Nissan Motor Co.'s profit recovery and electric-vehicle investment plans are placing the automaker on a good path toward future growth, Chief Operating Officer Ashwani Gupta said. - The COO's remarks follow statements made Monday by former Nissan Chief Executive Officer Carlos Ghosn. Joining an online briefing from Lebanon, Ghosn, who was removed from Nissan following charges of financial misconduct three years ago, said the automotive industry is undergoing a monumental shift to battery-powered cars and questioned whether Nissan's current management is capable of guiding the company through the period of disruption. - Nissan is allocating “production to profitable markets and markets where customers are waiting,” Gupta said in response to questions on output cuts due to the pandemic, which has disrupted supplies of chips and raw materials for automakers across the globe. Original Source : https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-12-07/nissan-is-on-good-path-with-profits-electrification-coo-says AUDI TIES UP WITH ALIBABA, BAIDU, TENCENT - German luxury car brand Audi has formed tie-ups with several leading mainland technology companies to leverage their strengths and make its vehicles more attractive to Chinese buyers. - Giorgio Delucchi, head of sales for mainland China and Hong Kong, said the marque was pursuing the best infotainment, autonomous driving and digital connectivity technologies for its upcoming electric vehicles (EVs). - The company has formed tie-ups with Alibaba Group Holding, Baidu and Tencent Holdings to collaborate in the fields of big data, Internet of Things and urban mobility. - Tesla and China's home-grown EV start-ups such as Xpeng, NIO Li Auto are emerging as game-changers in the market, where young drivers have a penchant for intelligent features like driver assistant systems, voice recognition technology and huge screens. Original Source : https://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/3158679/audi-ties-alibaba-baidu-tencent-car-technology-it-eyes AUTO JOURNALISTS PICK GENESIS' GV 60 AS CAR OF MONTH - The Korea Automobile Journalists Association said Monday that it has chosen Hyundai Motor's luxury brand Genesis' GV 60, its first electric car based on its exclusive EV-dedicated modular platform, as its car of the month. - Every month, the association selects its best model among new vehicles and updated versions that were launched within the past month, based on five criteria including exterior and interior design, powertrain performance, safety and comfort features, energy efficiency and CO2 emissions, and product marketability and purchasing intent.For December, the BMW New X3, BMW iX, and the Genesis GV60, which were launched last month, were nominated. Original Source : http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20211206000615 STELLANTIS PLANS HUGE REVENUES WITH NEW SOFTWARE-DRIVEN CARS - Stellantis has announced it is developing connected technologies for its next-generation vehicles that will generate significant revenues for the group through new software and technology pillars, called STLA Brain, STLA SmartCockpit and STLA AutoDrive. - Stellantis plans to invest more than €30 billion (£25 billion) in its software and electrification technology between now and 2025. As part of this process, the firm says it'll start to operate more like a technology company and less like a traditional car maker. - Stellantis's new software-focused business model will be based on three new technology platforms, called STLA Brain, STLA SmartCockpit and STLA AutoDrive. The first is a new vehicle control system, which is faster than the system used in the company's current cars and future-proofed thanks to its support for over-the-air updates. - Developed in collaboration with the Taiwanese technology giant Foxconn, the system will feature navigation and voice control functions, as well as an application store and payment services. - Stellantis's CEO, Carlos Tavares, said: “Our electrification and software strategies will support the shift to become a sustainable mobility tech company to lead the pack, leveraging the associated business growth with over-the-air features and services, and delivering the best experience to our customers. - This new business model will require Stellantis to sell more connected vehicles that support monetisable features. These can be anything from a monthly subscription service that provides live traffic updates to feature-on-demand optional extras that lock certain infotainment or driver assistance functions behind a paywall, accessible when consumers need them for a fee. Original Source : https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/356806/stellantis-plans-huge-revenues-new-software-driven-cars CHRYSLER AIRFLOW EV CONCEPT PREVIEWS STELLANTIS'S MACH-E RIVAL - Chrysler's first new model in several years looks to be an electric crossover that could wear the historic Airflow nameplate. First shown during Stellantis's EV Day event earlier this year, we now have more information on this concept car that's meant to showcase new technologies including electric platforms, driver-assistance features, and infotainment software. - Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares said during the company's Software Day presentation that it's "more than a pure concept" and hinted that this vehicle could make its way to production by 2024, which is backed up by U.S. trademarks for the Airflow name filed in 2019 and 2021. - Inside, the Airflow features an onslaught of screens, with a giant central infotainment display that's flanked by separate screens for the driver and passenger. There are also rear-seat entertainment screens. Connectivity features will likely include over-the-air updates and vehicle-to-vehicle communication. Original Source : https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a38451274/chrysler-airflow-ev-concept-revealed/ NIO EXPANDS ITS EV BATTERY PROGRAM IN CHINA Original Source : https://www.futurecar.com/5046/Tesla-Challenger-NIO-Expands-its-EV-Battery-Program-in-China-Allowing-Drivers-to-Upgrade-to-a-100-kWh-Battery-Pack WHY TOYOTA IS TURNING TO BYD'S BATTERY TECHNOLOGY FOR NEW EV IN CHINA Original Source : https://www.autonews.com/cars-concepts/why-toyota-turning-byds-battery-technology-new-ev-china FORMER TESLA EMPLOYEES SAY 2016 ‘FULL SELF-DRIVING' VIDEO WAS STAGED Original Source : https://www.thedrive.com/tech/43408/former-tesla-employees-say-2016-full-self-driving-video-was-staged PORSCHE IPO ON THE TABLE AS VW GROUP SEEKS FUNDING FOR EV, AV SHIFT Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/553147/vw-group-mulling-porsche-ipo/ REPORT: ACURA WILL MAKE EVS A BIGGER PIECE OF ITS FUTURE, SOONER THAN HONDA Original Source : https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1134375_report-acura-will-make-evs-a-bigger-piece-of-its-future-sooner-than-honda MIDWEST TRANSIT EQUIPMENT & SEA ELECTRIC TO POWER 10,000 ELECTRIC SCHOOL BUSES Original Source : https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/midwest-transit-equipment--sea-electric-to-power-10-000-electric-school-buses-301437670.html QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Which EV makers are on Santa's naughty or nice lists – and tell me why! Email me a suggestion for a possible question and I might pick yours!  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/ PARTNERS DAVID AND LISA ALLEN BOB BOOTHBY FROM MILLBROOK COTTAGES – 5* GOLD SELF CATERING COTTAGES DARIN MCLESKEY FROM DENOVO REAL ESTATE JUKKA KUKONEN FROM WWW.SHIFT2ELECTRIC.COM RAJEEV NARAYAN IAIN SEAR MICHAEL LUMBLEY

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1301: BMW Hits One Million Plug-In Sales | 7 Dec 2021

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 21:24


Show #1301 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Tuesday 7th December. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. BMW HITS 1 MLN EV SALES, TARGETS 2 MLN FULLY ELECTRIC SALES BY 2025 - BMW (BMWG.DE) has sold its one millionth electric vehicle (EV) - including purely electric and hybrid vehicles - and plans to reach two million sales of purely electric vehicles by 2025, the German carmaker said on Tuesday. - Around 70% of EVs sold so far were hybrids, board member Pieter Nota said in a roundtable with journalists, adding that the company believed hybrid models would continue to play an important role in particular for customers without easy access to chargers. - BMW has long stood for investing in a range of technologies rather than focusing purely on battery-electric cars to reduce emissions, and opposes flat-out bans on purchasing combustion engine cars. - The carmaker aims for at least 50% of global sales to be fully electric by 2030, but has repeated on numerous occasions that lacking charging infrastructure was a major barrier to quicker consumer uptake of electric vehicles. Original Source : https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/bmw-hits-one-million-ev-sales-targeting-two-million-by-2025-2021-12-07/ POLESTAR 2 ELECTRIC CAR REVEALS PAID DOWNLOAD TO ADD HORSEPOWER - Polestar has released a downloadable over-the-air (OTA) update for all long-range dual-motor versions of the Polestar 2. The electric automaker's latest performance software upgrade unlocks more horsepower and nippier acceleration, good things to have in a premium electric performance car. - Polestar has already released numerous software updates for the 2, but most of them had something to do with convenience features and range/charging improvements. The latest software upgrade is the first time Polestar applies its tuning magic to an all-electric model. - It adds 67 more horsepower and around 15 torque, boosting the power output to 470 horsepower and 502 pound-feet of torque. What's more, the power boost has given the Polestar nippier acceleration. According to the automaker, accelerating from zero to 60 mph now only takes 4.4-seconds, better than the outdated software's 4.7-seconds. - Equipped with a 78 kWh battery, Polestar 2 Long Range Dual Motor achieves an EPA-rated 233 miles of range. It has an 11 kW onboard charger and supports up to 150 kW of DC fast charging. - It starts at around €1,000 ($1,130) and is currently available to download in Europe, including the UK, Norway, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, Denmark, Germany, Austria, and Finland. Meanwhile, Canadian and US owners can avail of the OTA update starting early next year. Original Source : https://www.slashgear.com/polestar-2-electric-car-reveals-paid-download-to-add-horsepower-08701528/ TESLA MODEL 3 POLICE PATROL CAR TEST RESULTS SHOW OVER 320 KM OF RANGE - US EV giant Tesla has released findings from its nine-month test program of a Model 3 electric vehicle that the automaker had custom-built as a police patrol car in the UK. - After testing the vehicle for nine months, Tesla's account manager and emergency services lead posted the results of the Model 3 police patrol car on Linkedin. - The auxiliary systems of the vehicle have minimal impact on its range as the Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) running for 3 hours would take less than a few mile of range off the car while the LED lights could run for days off the battery pack. - The integrated lights inside the car cabin does not affect the vehicle's drag coefficiency and there is no requirement of holes to be drilled into the roof of the vehicle which otherwise would have a negative affect on the cars residual values. Original Source : https://auto.hindustantimes.com/auto/news/tesla-model-3-police-patrol-car-test-results-show-over-320-km-of-range-41638938864671.html FORD CAPS F-150 LIGHTNING RESERVATIONS NEAR 200,000 AS PRODUCTION NEARS - Ford Motor Co. on Wednesday stopped taking reservations for the upcoming F-150 Lightning electric pickup as it prepares to open its order bank for the truck next month. - The spokeswoman confirmed the end of the Lightning reservation system after a Ford customer who learned the news from a dealer shared it on an F-150 forum earlier Wednesday. Ford has not said how many Lightnings it will build initially, although it plans to ramp up to an annual rate of 80,000 in 2024, the vehicle's second full year of production. - Ford plans to implement a "waved invitation approach" to convert reservations to orders at staggered dates beginning in January, the spokeswoman said. It's unclear how many waves there will be or how many customers will be part of each wave. - Farley told Automotive News last month that he thinks more than 80 percent of Lightning reservation holders will go through with buying the truck, topping the roughly 65 percent reservation-to-sales conversion rate seen for the Bronco SUV. Original Source : https://www.autonews.com/retail/ford-caps-f-150-lightning-reservations-near-200000-production-nears FORD PLANS A FULL-SIZE ELECTRIC TRUCK WITH "INCREDIBLY HIGH VOLUME" - Ford is preparing to follow up the 2022 F-150 Lightning with another full-size electric pickup truck designed from the start for "incredibly high volume," - The new full-size truck, which likely won't arrive for a few years, will have a new platform, and will be built at one of the massive new factories Ford recently announced, Farley said. - Ford in September announced two massive complexes in Kentucky and Tennessee, with the Tennessee facility slated to build a next-generation truck on a dedicated EV platform. That differs from the already-revealed F-150 Lightning, which is based on the existing gasoline F-150. Original Source : https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1134374_ford-plans-a-full-size-electric-truck-with-incredibly-high-volume CYBERTRUCK TO BE TESLA'S BEST PRODUCT TO DATE; KEY UPDATES TO BE REVEALED IN JANUARY - The Tesla Cybertruck may be coming later than initially intended, but the wait for the product would be well worth it. This was according to CEO Elon Musk during a recent interview at the Wall Street Journal's CEO Council Summit. According to Musk, the Cybertruck would likely be Tesla's best product ever, though it would be extremely challenging to build. - , Musk noted that the Cybertruck would showcase a lot of Tesla's new technologies. This was hinted at recently when Musk revealed that the Cybertruck's first iterations would feature a quad-motor setup, an option that is not available on any of the company's vehicles today. - Musk did note, however, that he would be announcing some key product updates on the upcoming Tesla earnings call in January. Musk seems quite particularly excited for the Cybertruck, stating that the all-electric pickup would likely be one of those rare products that only comes once in a while. Considering these sentiments, it appears that Tesla is really putting everything it has on the Cybertruck, and perhaps even a bit more. Original Source : https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-cybertruck-update-announcement-date-elon-musk/ TESLA'S MUSK SAYS BIDEN'S ELECTRIC VEHICLE BILL SHOULD NOT PASS CONGRESS - Elon Musk said on Monday that Congress should not approve the Biden administration's bill to boost subsidies for electric vehicles (EVs), saying the proposal would worsen the U.S. budget deficit. - The billionaire entrepreneur is escalating criticism about the administration and Democrats for a proposal to give union-made, U.S.-built electric vehicles an additional $4,500 tax incentive. Tesla and foreign automakers do not have unions at their U.S. factories. - "Honestly, it might be better if the bill doesn't pass," Musk said at the WSJ CEO Council Summit.Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.comRegister"I'm literally saying get rid of all subsidies," he said, adding that the government should "get out of the way and not impede progress." - Since 2019, Tesla generated more than $3 billion revenue from selling regulatory credits to other automakers falling short of meeting government emissions standards. - The company acquired its Fremont, Calif., assembly plant from the government as it restructured General Motors. Tesla also received a $465 million low-cost loan from the Department of Energy, which it repaid early. · Original Source : https://www.reuters.com/markets/us/teslas-musk-says-bidens-ev-bill-shouldnt-pass-2021-12-07/ U.S. TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY BUTTIGIEG REBUTS ELON MUSK ON FEDERAL ELECTRIC CAR INVESTMENTS Original Source : https://www.mercurynews.com/2021/12/08/buttigieg-rebuts-elon-musk-on-federal-electric-car-investments/ BMW IX DELIVERIES BEGIN, FLAGSHIP EV ACHIEVES MILESTONE ALREADY Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/552950/bmw-ix-1millionth-electrified-vehicle/ MAJOR U.S. UTILITIES PLAN COAST-TO-COAST, EV-CHARGING NETWORK Original Source : https://www.eenews.net/articles/major-u-s-utilities-plan-coast-to-coast-ev-charging-network/ PEUGEOT TO GO ALL-ELECTRIC IN EUROPE FROM 2030   Original Source : https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/business-dealership%2C-sales-and-marketing/peugeot-go-all-electric-europe-2030 TESLA HEAD ELON MUSK CLAPS BACK AFTER HE'S TROLLED FOR UNCONVENTIONAL HAIRCUT Original Source : https://www.newsweek.com/tesla-head-elon-musk-claps-back-after-hes-trolled-unconventional-haircut-1656675 QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Which EV makers are on Santa's naughty or nice lists – and tell me why! Email me a suggestion for a possible question and I might pick yours!  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/

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1300: Europe Hits 1 Million New EVs This Year | 6 Dec 2021

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 19:36


Show #1300 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Monday 6th December. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. 1 MILLION+ NEW ZERO EMISSION ELECTRIC CARS REGISTERED IN EUROPE THIS YEAR - According to latest Schmidt Automotive Research provisional data for November, Western Europe's 18* market region, monitored by the European Electric Car Report each month, broke through the significant 1 million new BEV passenger car registrations landmark this year, recording a provisional 1.01 million units between January and November this year. - With one month of the year remaining, Western Europe's 18* markets are already outpacing previous full-year volumes by over 40 per cent and are likely to finish the year almost half a million units ahead of 2020's full-year volumes (727,900). - With PHEVs added to the equation, combined new plug-ins saw the 20 per cent milestone achieved and accounted for every fifth new car registered across the region this year. Original Source : https://www.schmidtmatthias.de/post/more-than-1-million-new-zero-emission-electric-cars-registered-in-europe-this-year EXCLUSIVE: FORD JOIN VW GROUP CO2 POOL IN THE UK - Ford has joined Volkswagen Group's UK-only CO2 pool for 2021. The United Kingdom is no longer part of the EU27 plus Norway and Iceland CO2 fleet average legislation that requires passenger car manufacturers to meet a defined mass-adjusted fleet average CO2 target of 95g/km in the old NEDC drive cycle or closer to 120g/km in the WLTP cycle up to 2025, which is being adopted in the UK-only, for the first year. - With the UK's departure from the EU and the following one year transition period, 2021 is the first year the UK is independently setting their own fleet average target, which has by and large been carried over from the EU's system with only very minor changes. - During the opening 10-months of the year, Ford achieved a market share of just 7.5 per cent of the total new passenger car market with 106,085 new registrations according to SMMT data. During the same period, the Volkswagen brand achieved 130,338 new registrations translating to a leading market share of 9.2%. Original Source : https://www.schmidtmatthias.de/post/exclusive-ford-join-vw-group-co2-pool-in-the-uk TESLA IS REPLACING FAULTY AUTPILOT CAMERAS IN SOME MODEL S, X, 3 CARS - Tesla is replacing repeater cameras in some Model S, X and 3 vehicles made in the US because of faulty circuit boards inside, according to internal correspondence seen by CNBC.While the company has not yet issued a recall, it has authorized service employees to replace the faulty cameras for eligible Tesla owners on a goodwill basis -- that is, on the company's dime.When repeater cameras are not working properly, Tesla owners may see a blank or choppy video feed on their car's main display, lose visibility into what's happening in their vehicle's blind spots, or get alerts that their Autopilot function is limited. Original Source : https://www.cnbc.com/2021/12/06/tesla-is-replacing-faulty-autpilot-cameras-in-some-model-s-x-3-cars.html SMMT: BATTERY EV UPTAKE DOUBLES - Plug-in vehicle demand continued to grow, however, with battery electric vehicles (BEVs) equating to 18.8% of the market, with 21,726 units – more than double compared with November 2020 – while plug-in hybrid vehicles' (PHEVs) share grew to 9.3% or 10,796 units. - Year-to-date, 1,538,585 new cars have been registered, of which 17.5% have been BEVs or PHEVs, meaning one in six new cars is capable of being plugged in. Original Source : https://www.automotiveworld.com/news-releases/smmt-battery-ev-uptake-doubles-but-new-car-market-remains-well-adrift-of-pre-pandemic-levels/ EV TRANSITION COULD COST 500,000 JOBS, SUPPLIER GROUP SAYS - The transition to electric vehicles from internal combustion powertrains could mean the loss of up to 500,000 jobs at automotive suppliers in the EU by 2040, according to a new study by the industry trade group CLEPA. - Those job losses will not be fully offset by a corresponding growth in EV components, which the group said would generate only 226,000 new positions, for a net loss of 275,000 jobs. - According to the report, prepared by PwC for CLEPA, 1.7 million people work at automotive suppliers in Europe, with an additional 1.2 million jobs at automakers. There are also about 1.21 million jobs in activities such as tires, body manufacturing, chemicals, batteries and electrical equipment, and 3.2 million in support services. Original Source : https://europe.autonews.com/suppliers/ev-transition-could-cost-500000-jobs-supplier-group-says TESLA LOOKS TO EXPAND PILOT PROGRAM TO OPEN SUPERCHARGERS TO OTHER EVS IN NORWAY - Tesla is looking to expand its pilot program testing the opening of the Supercharger network to electric vehicles from other automakers in Norway. - Patrik Gayer, a manager of public policy and government relations at Tesla, sent a letter to Norway's Ministry of Transport in which he indicated that Tesla is looking to expand the Supercharging pilot program to the country. - There's no mention of a specific timeline for expanding the program. Original Source : https://electrek.co/2021/12/06/tesla-expand-pilot-program-open-superchargers-other-evs-norway/ TESLA'S GIGA BERLIN EV FACTORY DELAYED AGAIN - The long awaited and often delayed Giga Berlin production plant for American EV maker Tesla has been delayed once again, after a local governmental hearing was pushed out for the third time. - The most recent delay – and theoretically the final delay before production at the plant can begin – has to do with water supply for the facility, which environmentalists claim has been approved without the necessary testing. - The hearing follows a lawsuit filed by several environmental associations against the State Environmental Agency for approving increased water delivery rates to the Tesla factory back in 2020, who claim that the necessary testing was not conducted before such a permit was approved. Original Source : https://thedriven.io/2021/12/07/teslas-giga-berlin-delayed-again/ VOLTEMPO ANNOUNCES 1,000 KW CHARGING SYSTEM - EV technology developer Voltempo has launched a new charging system called HyperCharging, which it claims can deliver 1,000 kW of power, and can charge up to 24 vehicles at the same time. - Voltempo has installed a demonstration version of the new HyperCharging system at its Technology Design Centre in Birmingham, UK. The first commercial installation will take place in 2022 at a charging hub at the Tyseley Energy Park in Birmingham. Original Source : https://chargedevs.com/newswire/voltempo-announces-1000-kw-charging-system/ TOYOTA TO BUILD A ‘MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR' EV BATTERY PLANT IN NORTH CAROLINA - Japan's Toyota Motor Corp is investing billions to build an EV battery factory in North Carolina, state officals announced on Monday. The plant will employ roughly 1,750 workers from 2025 to 2029, making it one of the largest manufacturing investments in the state's history, according to North Carolina's Commerce Department. - North Carolina's Economic Investment Committee approved an inventive package worth $438.7 million for Toyota at a special meeting in Raleigh on Monday. - The facility will first focus on producing batteries for Toyota's hybrid-electric vehicles. Original Source : https://www.futurecar.com/5044/Toyota-to-Build-a-Multi-Billion-Dollar-EV-Battery-Plant-in-North-Carolina-its-First-in-the-U-S- GERMAN CAR RENTAL COMPANY SIXT EXPANDS IN AUSTRALIA - Sixt announces its expansion in Australia through a franchise with the National Roads & Motorists' Association (NRMA), the largest national automobile club. The cooperation will immediately give the German company a 13% market share and introduce one of the largest EV rental fleets in Australia - The start of the partnership between Sixt and the NRMA coincides with the initial integration of 40 MG EV and 25 Tesla Model 3. The companies claim this made it one of the largest electric vehicle fleets for hire in Australia today, which will be available at key metropolitan Sixt locations. Sixt mentions Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, specifically as well as airports. - Sixt claims around a third of the international car-sharing fleet already consist of electric vehicles, including e-scooters and e-mopeds. Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2021/12/05/german-car-rental-company-sixt-expands-in-australia/ FORD DEVELOPING ALL-NEW EV ON ALL-NEW FULL-SIZE PICKUP PLATFORM - Ford CEO Jim Farley said in a recent interview with Automotive News, that the demand for EVs is two to three times what the company has expected. This is why Ford is doubling its EV projection to 600,000 units per year globally by the end of 2023, but actually should triple it - "but we can't." As we understand, due to the battery availability bottleneck. - "Demand is two to three times what we expected. And so that capacity had to be doubled — probably tripled if we could, but we can't. Lightning, when we first got together we talked about volumes of 20,000 units a year. And I was like, no. So we capacitized something far north of 20,000, but it's nowhere near the 160,000 units of demand we have today. Our reservations are approaching 200,000 units now and we're moving those reservations to actual orders." Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/552740/ford-new-fullsize-pickup-platform/ QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Which EV makers are on Santa's naughty or nice lists – and tell me why! Email me a suggestion for a possible question and I might pick yours!  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/

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1299: EPA Range Revealed For IONIQ 5 and EV6 | 5 Dec 2021

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2021 20:23


Show #1299 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Sunday 5th December. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. HYUNDAI IONIQ 5 AND KIA EV6 EPA RANGE FIGURES ANNOUNCED - The sleeker Kia EV6 is more efficient and can travel farther than the boxy Ioniq 5. The RWD, Standard Range EV6—using a 58.0-kWh battery—has a range of 232 miles, besting the equivalent Ioniq 5 by 12 miles. The base EV6 also returns 117 MPGe combined, compared to the Ioniq 5's 110 MPGe combined figure. The Standard Range EV6 is destined for the American market - Upgrading to the Long Range models nets a 77.4-kWh battery, which offers 310 and 303 miles of range on the RWD EV6 and Ioniq 5, respectively. - Opting for more powerful all-wheel-drive Long Range versions drops range significantly, with the AWD Long Range EV6 rated at 274 miles and the equivalent Ioniq 5 rated to travel 256 miles on a charge. - Pricing has not yet been announced, but we expect the Kia EV6 to start around $45,000 for the RWD Standard Range model. The Ioniq 5's starting price will likely be similar. Original Source : https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a38452811/2022-hyundai-ioniq-5-kia-ev6-epa-range/ ARRIVAL TO BUILD HIGH-VOLTAGE BATTERY MODULE ASSEMBLY PLANT IN NORTH CAROLINA - Arrival, the electric vehicle manufacturer that aims to break up the assembly line in favor of multiple microfactories, is investing $11.5 million to build a high-voltage battery module assembly plant in Charlotte, North Carolina. The plant will provide batteries for electric buses and vans produced at the company's microfactories in Rock Hill, South Carolina and Charlotte, respectively. - Arrival also agreed to collaborate with Li-Cycle, a lithium-ion battery recycler, to create a closed-loop EV battery supply chain. Like most other automakers, Arrival is recognizing the reality of supply chain delays and materials shortages and is working to vertically integrate as much of the process as possible, while also maintaining its commitment to sustainability. - Arrival will be refitting an existing warehouse in order to start production in the third quarter of 2022 - Arrival's battery chemistry supplier is LG. The plant should have a production capacity of up to 350,000 battery modules per year, which can be used across Arrival's different commercial vehicle platforms and can be tailored to suit the customer's specific battery requirements, according to the company. Original Source : https://techcrunch.com/2021/12/06/ev-maker-arrival-to-build-high-voltage-battery-module-assembly-plant-in-north-carolina/ GLOBAL PLUG-IN CAR SALES OCTOBER 2021: UP 70% AND AT 8.8% SHARE - Global passenger plug-in electric car sales continue to increase quickly this year, moving towards double-digit market share. In October, roughly 589,000 new plug-in electric cars were sold - according to EV-Volumes data - which is 70% more than a year earlier. - It also happens to be the second-highest monthly result ever recorded, while the record is September 2021 - over 685,000. - The market share increased to 8.8% and the majority (79%) are battery electric vehicles, while plug-in hybrids were four times less popular. - So far this year, passenger plug-in electric car sales exceeded 4.8 million (compared to 3.1 million in the entire 2020), while the market share increased to 7.2%. - The best-selling model in October was Wuling's Hong Guang MINI EV (39,128). The second best for the month was the Tesla Model Y (27,846) - The top-selling models year-to-date:  Tesla Model 3 - 16,533 and 377,585 YTD Wuling's Hong Guang MINI EV - 39,128 and 328,001 YTD Tesla Model Y - 27,846 and 281,674 YTD Volkswagen ID.4 - 14,568 and 88,141 YTD BYD Qin Plus PHEV - 17,503 and 76,213 YTD BYD Han EV - 8,292 and 66,572 YTD Li Xiang One EREV - 7,649 and 62,919 YTD Volkswagen ID.3 - 7,079 and 60,120 YTD Changan Benni EV - 6,383 and 59,603 YTD GAC Aion S - 8,020 and 56,895 YTD - In October, BYD was the top brand with an amazing record of over 80,000 sales. Tesla was the second best with 48,583 units (the company usually notes lower results in the first month of a quarter and the highest in the final month of a quarter). Original Source : https://uk.motor1.com/news/552407/global-plugin-sales-october-2021/ RENAULT DEALERS SWITCH TO EV COURTESY FLEET - Renault Retail Group has switched its fleet of courtesy cars to fully electric Renault Zoe models. The business operates 15 dealerships in England and Wales and operates 164 courtesy cars. - For many customers it will be the first time that they have driven an electric vehicle and Renault Retail Group says it will make the experience as straightforward as possible. Each Zoe will be provided fully charged – offering a range of up to 245 miles - and customers will receive a full introduction on the car's features and its operation. Should customers need to travel beyond the Zoe's range, details of charging points can easily be accessed on its infotainment system. Original Source : https://www.fleetnews.co.uk/news/latest-fleet-news/electric-fleet-news/2021/11/15/renault-dealers-switch-to-ev-courtesy-fleet 200TH ELECTRIFY AMERICA STATION AT WESTFIELD VALLEY FAIR IN SANTA CLARA  - Electrify America has opened one of its largest electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to date, which will feature 14 ultra-fast chargers with solar canopies at Westfield Valley Fair in Santa Clara, California. - This installation is part of Electrify America's plans to build charging stations at 17 Westfield locations, offering more than 100 individual chargers across seven U.S. states by the end of 2022. Focused on delivering the best in customer service, Westfield Valley Fair will be the first Westfield location to offer curbside meals delivered from the mall restaurants to the charging location with the service to be offered across other Westfield locations in the future. Original Source : https://media.electrifyamerica.com/en-us/releases/161 BRINGING CAR CHARGING TO APARTMENTS IS NOT WITHOUT CHALLENGES - Even in California — the largest electric vehicle market in the country — getting chargers installed in multi-unit housing is met with significant obstacles that range from ownership inertia to power supplies. - To make electric vehicles more accessible to all Californians, at-home charging needs to extend beyond newer, single-family developments into an overlooked area — apartment buildings.This, of course, will require significant changes to building codes, public incentives and commitments from building owners. - a litany of obstacles ranging from cost, electric power limitations in existing buildings, to site-specific problems related to assigned parking spaces, garages verses surface lots or how to wire a charger to an apartment's electric meter. Original Source : https://www.govtech.com/fs/bringing-car-charging-to-apartments-is-not-without-challenges VINFAST RAISING BILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO STEAL SALES FROM TESLA · Original Source : https://carbuzz.com/news/vinfast-raising-billions-of-dollars-to-steal-sales-from-tesla TESLA OFFICIALLY BRINGS CLOSURE TO THE MODEL Y'S FORGOTTEN VARIANT Original Source : https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-y-lr-rwd-cancel-official-closure/ FOXCONN, SAUDI ARABIA IN TALKS TO DEVELOP BMW-BASED EVS Original Source : https://auto.hindustantimes.com/auto/news/foxconn-saudi-arabia-in-talks-to-develop-bmw-based-evs-report-41638502612831.html QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Which EV makers are on Santa's naughty or nice lists – and tell me why! Email me a suggestion for a possible question and I might pick yours!  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/

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1298: Elon Musk Reveals Plans For Tesla Cybertruck | 4 Dec 2021

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2021 16:00


Show #1298 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Saturday 4th December. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. REPORT: UK GOVERNMENT OFFERS RIVIAN INCENTIVES FOR UK FACTORY  - According to the Financial Times, which cites people familiar with negotiations, the government has offered to build a new M5 motorway junction, develop training facilities and reinstate a disused railway line at the Gravity business park near Bristol, where Rivian could invest £1 billion in a new factory. - The FT reports that the UK is in competition with Serbia and "at least one other European country" to secure Rivian's investment and a decision could come within several weeks. - It is not yet confirmed whether Rivian would build batteries, vehicles or both at the site. - They will be priced from the equivalent of £48,500 in the US and it could reasonably be expected for European versions to roughly maintain that pricing structure if localised production is secured. Given that large SUVs and trucks are far less in demand in Europe than in the US, though, it could be more likely that the factory would build local-spec versions of Rivian's bespoke Amazon delivery van. Original Source : https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/business-tech%2C-development-and-manufacturing/report-uk-government-offers-rivian-incentives REPORT: F-150 LIGHTNING TIMELINE REVEALED IN WEBINAR, DENIED BY FORD - According to a topic on the f150gen14.com forum, the company's representatives said at a Ford webinar - Drive Electric TN, that the F-150 Lightning order banks for both retail and fleets will be open in January 2022. - It would be an important bit of news for thousands of reservation holders, but once InsideEVs reached out to Ford, we heard that nothing has changed - the order bank timing has not been communicated yet. - The customer delivers - according to the forum - will start in September. That would be some 10 months from now before first customers will enjoy the Ford F-150 Lightning. - ord is expected to be the first large OEM with a mainstream electric pickup on the market (excluding the recently launched premium Rivian R1T and the extraordinary GMC Hummer EV pickup that is coming soon). As of November 3, Ford has more than 160,000 reservations for the F-150 Lightning, and on November 18 it was said that the number is "approaching 200,000 units." Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/552238/ford-f150-lightning-timeline-rumor/ ELON MUSK REVEALS PLANS FOR TESLA CYBERTRUCK 4-MOTOR VARIANT - The Tesla Cybertruck's production plans are changing once again. This past Friday, CEO Elon Musk said on Twitter the first Cybertrucks going to production will be a "four-motor variant" with "independent, ultra fast response torque control of each wheel." Foremost, that pushes aside production of the tri-motor variant, which was meant to be first. Secondly, this four-motor variant is something new altogether. - It could be the tri-motor variant is dead in favor of this new four-motor truck, and there's no word on what becomes of the dual- and single-motor electric pickups. Musk did say on Twitter that those with reservations for a truck that's not this four-motor variant will be able to upgrade to it. He did not provide any other specs on the battery, power or the motors, but reiterated the Cybertruck will be an "insane technology bandwagon." - The Cybertruck was meant to start production by the end of this year at the automaker's new factory in Austin, Texas, but Tesla delayed production to sometime in 2022 for the first vehicles. Original Source : https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/elon-musk-reveals-tesla-cybertruck-motor-variant/ AN ALL-ELECTRIC GENESIS GV90 SUV MAY LAUNCH IN 2023 - Genesis will become an all-electric brand from 2025 and its range could be topped out by an electric SUV dubbed the GV90. - A new report out of Korea suggests that the GV90 will be the second Genesis model based on Hyundai's Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), following in the footsteps of the smaller GV60. It is likely that the GV90 will share parts with the all-electric Hyundai Ioniq 7 and Kia EV9 SUVs that are also in the works. - ETNews suggests that the Genesis GV90 will be similar in size to the Ioniq 7 and EV9 and will offer three rows of seating. It's fair to assume that it will also share its powertrain technology that will include 350 kW charging speeds and the ability to travel around 300 miles (482 km) on a single charge. Original Source : https://www.carscoops.com/2021/12/an-all-electric-genesis-gv90-suv-may-launch-in-2023/ ELON MUSK'S TESLA STOCK SALE PASSES $10 BILLION Original Source : https://www.axios.com/elon-musk-tesla-stock-sale-10-billion-00fbfae3-b45c-4f1a-85aa-88021d0000af.html VW RUMOURED TO BE BUILDING ELECTRIC CONVERTIBLE IN OSNABRÜCK Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2021/12/01/vw-rumoured-to-be-building-electric-convertible-in-osnabruck/ MEXICO THREATENS LEGAL ACTION ON US ELECTRIC VEHICLE SUBSIDY    Original Source : https://eu.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/2021/12/02/mexico-threatens-legal-action-us-electric-vehicle-subsidy/8841753002/ QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Which EV makers are on Santa's naughty or nice lists – and tell me why! Email me: 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/

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1297: Mercedes-Benz Commits To 60 Billion Euro EV Future | 3 Dec 2021

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 19:13


Show #1297 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Friday 3rd December. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. Welcome to new PATREON EXECUTIVE PRODUCER GEORGE TORTAROLO MERCEDES-BENZ TO INVEST 60 BILLION EUROS INTO THE FUTURE - Daimler AG's Supervisory Board at its meeting today approved the Mercedes-Benz Business Plan for 2022 to 2026, endorsing the strategic plan for Mercedes-Benz to go fully electric. - For the transformation into a software-driven and emissions-free future, the Supervisory Board signed off on an investment plan for the years 2022 to 2026 of more than 60 billion euros. Although the company plans to reduce capex, research and development expenditure for the electrification of the product portfolio and digitalization measures, including steps towards automated driving, will remain at a high level. - In addition, a gradual shift toward a direct sales model, which includes control over pricing, is being sought. Rising revenue from digital services will further support results. - Mercedes-Benz is preparing to go all electric by the end of the decade, wherever market conditions allow. - the investment plan for 2022 to 2026 remains in line with the goal of cutting capex and research and development spending by more than 20 percent between 2019 and 2025 and to further reduce it beyond this date.The key to achieving this is stringent prioritization of future investments – mainly by focusing on electric mobility. The company expects that the use of standardised battery platforms and scalable vehicle architectures - together with advances in battery technology - will contribute to a reduction in the variable costs of vehicles. The proportion of battery costs in a vehicle is expected to decrease significantly this decade. Original Source : https://www.daimler.com/company/news/211202-supervisory-board-confirms-business-plan.html ELECTRIFY AMERICA BATTERY STORAGE AT 140 SITES - Electrify America today announced that it has installed onsite, behind-the-meter battery energy storage systems (BESS) at over 140 DC fast charging stations around the country, including more than 90 installations in California. These systems in total have more than 30 megawatts (MW) of energy storage capacity, representing the largest roll-out of onsite behind-the-meter battery energy storage coupled with ultra-fast DC chargers in North America. - The battery energy storage systems store power when electricity costs are low and supplement power during high points of consumption, minimizing impact on the electrical grid and mitigating demand surges to help Electrify America maintain consistent pricing. - One of the prominent obstacles utility providers face can be “demand charges,” which are electricity surcharges on peak power usage designed to capture the marginal costs imposed on the grid by high-capacity, high-utilization infrastructure, such as factories. When traditional demand charges are levied upon high-capacity, low-utilization infrastructure such as high-powered EV charging stations, they place a disproportionate cost burden on the station owners. - Electrify America's investment in onsite behind-the-meter battery energy storage also has the potential to maximize renewable energy use. Energy storage has the ability to help store excess renewable energy to be used in times where those renewable sources may not be available, and further leverage the tailpipe emissions reductions that follow from transportation electrification. Original Source : https://media.electrifyamerica.com/en-us/releases/164 TESLA ANNOUNCES ALL-ELECTRIC $1,900 CYBERQUAD FOR KIDS - Tesla has quietly launched a $1,900 four-wheel ATV for kids. The Cyberquad for Kids is available to order right now from Tesla's website, and will begin shipping in two to four weeks. The surprise announcement comes more than two year after Tesla announced a fullsize Cyberquad ATV to compliment its futuristic Cybertruck. The Cyberquad has not yet shipped. - This new pint-sized Cybersquad is designed for kids 8 years old and up, and ones that have parents that can afford to buy them a $1,900 ATV. It includes a steel frame, cushioned seat, and adjustable suspension with rear disk braking. There's even LED light bars to complete the cyberpunk aesthetics. This all-electric ATV has a top speed of 10mph, and the battery will power up to 15 miles of range. Original Source : https://www.theverge.com/2021/12/2/22813719/tesla-cyberquad-for-kids-pricing-features-availability ELECTRIC TRUCK MAKER RIVIAN SELECTS AMAZON WEB SERVICES AS ITS PREFERRED CLOUD PROVIDER - To support the communication between vehicles and the cloud requires an ecosystem of IT infrastructure and compute resources, so companies around the world are turning to Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) as their preferred cloud provider to deliver connected services, facilitate over-the-air software updates, and manage fleets of connected vehicles. - The latest company to sign on is electric truck maker Rivian, which comes as no surprise since Amazon is a backer of the company. - AWS will also power Rivian's software-defined electric vehicle architecture and over-the-air software updates to improve the performance of its vehicles. Original Source : https://www.futurecar.com/5034/Electric-Truck-Maker-Rivian-Selects-Amazon-Web-Services-as-its-Preferred-Cloud-Provider VW ID.BUZZ ELECTRIC MINIVAN CAUGHT TESTING NEAR THE ARCTIC CIRCLE - The long-awaited 2024 Volkswagen ID.Buzz is getting ever closer to becoming reality. These photos show it wearing very little camouflage in cold-weather testing near the Arctic Circle. From these photos, the electric minivan has lost some of its retro charm in the transition from concept to production vehicle, but it's still looking attractive and practical. - ID.Buzz concept was touted as a modern interpretation of the 1960s Microbus, an icon of the hippie era. The ID.Buzz will feature an all-electric powertrain and shares its structure with the smaller ID.4 SUV. We expect the base model to have rear-wheel drive and come with around 200 horsepower; an all-wheel-drive variant could offer around 300 horsepower from dual electric motors. Original Source : https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a38404364/volkswagen-id-buzz-minivan-spy-photos/ VW ID.3 ALREADY SET FOR A REFRESH BY 2023, NOTABLE UPDATES SOON - The Volkswagen ID.3 hasn't been on the market for very long, and there's already a planned refresh coming in about a year, with some significant changes already happening as soon as next month. Will this be the new normal for EVs? - As soon as next month, the ID.3 may get an updated infotainment system with a larger 12-inch screen. In addition, the electric hatchback's touch-sensitive cabin climate slider will get lighting to make it easier to see at night. Criticism from ID.3 owners has also forced VW to upgrade the cabin with higher quality fabrics and materials, especially in upper trims. - The above updates all come ahead of a more significant ID.3 refresh that's planned for early 2023. The mid-cycle update is set to provide a larger dose of updated interior materials, a revamped exterior design, and improved LED taillights Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/552039/volkswagen-id3-refresh-coming/ TOYOTA TO OFFER SPECIALIZED ELECTRIC CAR ‘HUBS' FOR BZ4X SALES - Toyota will sell its new range of pure-electric vehicles, starting with the bZ4X, at a series of in-dealer ‘hubs' that can offer specialised advice about the switch to EV motoring. - Toyota's European product and marketing boss, Andrea Carlucci, told us that the bZ Hubs are likely to be ‘store in store' facilities - in effect, a dedicated area of the showroom floor - but admitted that not every dealership would be expected to offer this more specialised service. - The bZ4X is being launched with a single 71.4kWh battery configuration, and Carlucci says this is designed to keep the customer buying journey as simple as possible. Original Source : https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/toyota/356745/toyota-offer-specialized-electric-car-hubs-bz4x-sales SKODA UK IMPROVES CHARGING FOR THE ENYAQ IV  Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2021/12/02/skoda-uk-improves-charging-for-the-enyaq-iv/ TRITIUM CUTS DEAL TO DEPLOY 500 CHARGERS WITH US WEST COAST NETWORK   Original Source : https://thedriven.io/2021/12/03/tritium-cuts-deal-to-deploy-500-chargers-with-us-west-coast-network/ POLESTAR SHOWS FIRST LOOK AT NEW 3 EV CROSSOVER Original Source : https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a38411052/polestar-3-electric-suv-confirmed UK: USED ELECTRIC CARS NOW SELL FASTER THAN PETROLS Original Source : https://uk.motor1.com/news/551398/electric-cars-sell-faster-petrol QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Which EV makers are on Santa's naughty or nice lists – and tell me why! Email me a suggestion for a possible question and I might pick yours!  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/

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1296: Norway EV Sales Edge Towards 100% | 2 Dec 2021

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 21:51


Show #1296 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Thursday 2nd December. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. NORWAY MARKS 11,274 NEW BEVS SOLD OVER NOVEMBER - In Norway, 11,274 new electric cars were registered in November. Electric cars thus reached a share of 73.8 per cent of all passenger car registrations in the month. In addition, there were 2,653 new plug-in hybrids. The most popular model was the Tesla Model Y with 1,013 registrations. - The more than 11,000 new registrations in November bring the figure for the current year close to 100,000 vehicles. From the beginning of January to the end of November, 99,948 pure electric cars were newly registered in Norway, according to the Norwegian Road Information Authority (OFV). This corresponds to a market share of 64.2 per cent in the current year. This figure refers to purely battery-electric cars; hybrid vehicles are not counted here. - In total, 91.2 per cent of all new passenger cars in Norway had an external charging connection in November – exactly the same level as in September with the Tesla boost; in October, the figure had fallen back to just under 90 per cent. By comparison, petrol-only cars had a market share of 2.3 per cent and diesel-only cars 2.7 per cent. Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2021/12/02/norway-marks-11274-new-bevs-sold-over-november/ AFFORDABLE DACIA SPRING TAKES POLE AS FRANCE HITS RECORD 23.5% PLUGIN EV SHARE "November saw France, Europe's second largest auto market, hit a record 23.5% plugin electric vehicle share, up from 14.8% share a year ago. Legacy diesels and plugless hybrids continued to stagnate below 20% share" Europe's most affordable all-electric, the Dacia Spring, took the #1 spot for plugins in November at 2895 sales.  The Dacia Spring, following its extremely rapid climb to Europe's fourth most popular BEV in October, became France's top seller in November, with 2895 units delivered. This puts it well ahead of the long term favourite Renault Zoe, at 2189 units. The Spring's success makes perfect sense — it is the most affordable BEV in Europe, and starts from around €12,400 in France after various incentives. November is the first month it has been available in these volumes in the country. The Spring's success speaks volumes about European consumers' largely unmet demand for affordable BEVs. This is the revolution waiting in the wings for anyone bringing affordable (sub €20,000 or even sub €15,000) electric vehicles to the European market. The Spring is the first to do so, but won't be the last. The BYD Yuan, and BYD Dolphin, both in the top 20 in China, will also do very well in Europe, for example, if they can start well below €20,000. November's combined plugin result of 23.5% comprised full battery electrics (BEVs) at 13.5%, with plugin hybrids (PHEVs) taking 10.0%. This continues the recent trend of reweighting towards BEVs  · Original Source : https://cleantechnica.com/2021/12/01/affordable-dacia-spring-takes-pole-as-france-hits-record-23-5-plugin-ev-share/ AUDI ALSO BUILDING Q4 E-TRON IN BRUSSELS - Audi plans to build its recently launched Q4 e-tron electric SUV in Brussels in the future. Production is scheduled to start there in November. The Automobilwoche learned this from corporate circles. The reason is the high demand for the volume model. The final decision will be made by the VW planning round on December 9th. So far, Audi has had the Q4 e-tron built exclusively by VW in Zwickau Original Source : https://www.automobilwoche.de/article/20211129/BCONLINE/211129942/1276/exklusiv--wegen-hoher-nachfrage-nach-dem-elektro-suv-audi-baut-q-e-tron-auch-in-bruessel MERCEDES-BENZ LAUNCHES SEVEN-SEATER ELECTRIC EQB IN EUROPE - German luxury automaker Mercedes-Benz has officially launched its all-electric, seven-seater EQB in Europe, with a starting price just north of €55,000. Mercedes premiered its EQB back in September at the Munich motor show, and the all-electric compact family car has five seats as standard – and seven seats as optional. - The starting price is €55,311.20, which converts to around $A87,300, and the Mercedes EQB model range consists of the EQB 300 4MATIC and the EQB 350 4MATIC, both of which are all-wheel drive. - range just north of 400-kilometres. Original Source : https://thedriven.io/2021/11/30/mercedes-benz-launches-seven-seater-electric-eqb-in-europe/ LUCID BATTERY CONTROVERSY: ENGINEER PROVIDES EXHAUSTIVE ANALYSIS - InsideEV's Senior Editor Tom Moloughney recently had the high honor of performing and reporting on the world's first third-party, unsupervised 0-100% fast charging test session on the Lucid Air Dream EV. He posted the resulting video on his State of Charge YouTube Channel and in this IEVs article. - some viewers and readers misinterpreted the charging results as “proving Lucid lied about the battery pack size”, apparently suggesting that Lucid is “cooking the books” and installing a larger-than-claimed battery pack to make puffed-up charging speed and range efficiency claims. They appeared confused by the fact that Electrify America billed Tom for 134 kWh of electrical energy delivered to the vehicle during the charge session. Delivered to a pack with only 118 kWh capacity. - Based on my experience, thermal-modeling the heating losses incurred in extreme fast-charging sessions, it's the law. Ohm's law. And the 2nd law of thermodynamics. The 2nd law says “there are always losses in an energy transfer process”. And in an EV battery charging session, those losses are determined by Ohm's Law. Heat generated in a circuit = the current I (in amps) squared x the circuit's resistance R (in ohms).  Heat = I2R - Suffice to say that for the first five minutes of charging at 300 kW and 350 amps, the battery pack resistance was generating over 20 kW of heat. That pack weighs over 550 kg, yet that 20 kW heat is so intense it likely heated up every cell in that mass from 31⁰ C to their maximum rated 45⁰ C temperature in those first few minutes, with the AC compressor, glycol pumps, and radiator fan all screaming at peak load, drawing an extra 4-5 kWh of power. - Rapidly adding 118 kWh to this pack and only suffering 16 kWh of 2nd-law losses is an EV engineering miracle, not a false-marketing conspiracy. Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/551500/lucid-battery-size-charging-analysis/ CONSTANT PROGRESS: EXTENDED RANGE FOR OPEL CORSA-E AND MOKKA-E - On a single charge of its battery, the award-winning Opel Corsa-e, which was introduced in 2019, can now cover up to 359 kilometres1 according to the WLTP, an increase of around seven per cent. The range of the Mokka-e, which went on sale in 2020 and most recently won the famous “Golden Steering Wheel 2021”2, has increased to 338 km1 (WLTP). - The range increases have been achieved, for example, through the optimisation of the HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning) and propulsion systems of the Opel Corsa-e and Opel Mokka-e. - The efficiency of the heat pump, which warms and cools the interior and is standard equipment on both models, is now even higher than before. Heat pumps are more efficient than conventional HVAC systems, as they require less energy from the battery, to the benefit of driving range. Customers will notice the improvements particularly when driving in the winter months. Original Source : https://www.media.stellantis.com/em-en/opel/press/constant-progress-extended-range-for-opel-corsa-e-and-mokka-e 2023 BMW I7 ELECTRIC SEDAN TEASED DURING WINTER TEST IN SWEDEN Original Source : https://www.motor1.com/news/551605/2023-bmw-i7-teaser-winter-test/ CHINESE TESLA RIVAL XPENG WANTS TO SELL HALF OF ITS CARS OVERSEAS Original Source : https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/24/chinese-tesla-rival-xpeng-wants-to-sell-half-of-its-cars-overseas.html BNEF: STEEL INDUSTRY SET TO PIVOT TO HYDROGEN IN GREEN PUSH Original Source : https://www.greencarcongress.com/2021/12/20211201-bnefsteel.html BP BUILDING LARGE-SCALE HYDROGEN PLANT IN TEESSIDE Original Source : https://www.energylivenews.com/2021/12/01/bp-building-large-scale-hydrogen-plant-in-teesside/ BAY AREA TEEN FAILS DRIVING TEST DUE TO TESLA REGENERATIVE BRAKING SYSTEM Original Source : https://abc7.com/tesla-driving-test-bay-area-teen-fails-drivers-exam-california-dmv-electric-vehicle-braking-system/11301803/ QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Which EV makers are on Santa's naughty or nice lists – and tell me why! Email me a suggestion for a possible question and I might pick yours!  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/ 

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1295: Audi E-Tron Gets Facelift And More Range | 1 Dec 2021

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 23:13


Show #1295 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Wednesday 1st December. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. Welcome to a new Patreon EXECUTIVE PRODUCER JAVIER CARMELO DÍAZ PÉREZ AUDI E-TRON FACELIFT SAID TO BRING A LOT MORE RANGE - the Audi E-Tron is getting ready for the second half of its life with a facelift and technology upgrade slated to appear next year. The most welcome change will be a new-generation battery, more efficient motors with greater energy recuperation, and new electronics that work together to increase range by nearly 50%, going from 259 miles on the European WLTP cycle to 373 miles - If the same transformation applies to our EPA ratings, the E-Tron would go from 222 miles to 329 miles, the E-Tron Sportback would go from an EPA-rated 218 miles to 323 miles. The battery is expected to hold steady on capacity at 95 kWh. - It will be on the market for another five years or so, and needs to compete with the growing tide of dedicated electric crossovers appearing in that time. - During a visit to Audi's Belgian factory that builds the E-Tron and E-Tron Sportback, Brand CEO Markus Duesman told RTL the factory will begin building the Q8 E-Tron to replace the E-Tron. - Audi just debuted the China-only Q5 E-Tron last week, a Q6 E-Tron will hit the market as the brand's first PPE-based around the same time as its VW Group sibling, the battery-electric version of the Porsche Macan in 2023, that year will also see an A6 E-Tron sedan, and in 2025 there could be a flagship electric sedan called the A9 E-Tron. Original Source : https://www.autoblog.com/2021/11/29/audi-e-tron-update-range-report/ NEW VOLKSWAGEN ID BUZZ ELECTRIC MPV SPOTTED: PRICES, SPECS AND RELEASE DATE - VW's all-electric take on the classic campervan and will soon be available as a practical MPV people carrier and a roomy commercial vehicle - Prototypes sporting lighter camouflage have been spotted, following on from official images of the passenger version during a press conference launching the new ID5 and ID5 GTX electric cars. - It's plain to see that the finished car will look very similar to the original ID Buzz concept from 2017 (shown below next to a classic T1 campervan). - An image of the interior shows the ID Buzz will use the same general layout as other ID models including the ID3 and ID4. These include the digital driver's display, largely buttonless dashboard and a central infotainment system. - The cargo version of the Volkswagen ID Buzz is expected to be able to take around 800kg in the back. It is also predicted to offer options such as a fold-out work bench and a 230V household power outlet. - Volkswagen has already confirmed the upcoming Volkswagen ID Buzz will use a selection of batteries from 48kWh to 111kWh in size. Range-topping versions could have as much as 342 miles of range. Original Source : https://www.carwow.co.uk/volkswagen/news/5412/2022-volkswagen-id-buzz-price-specs-and-release-date RIVIAN CAUGHT BENCHMARKING FORD MUSTANG MACH-E - It's certainly nothing unusual to see one automaker benchmarking another automaker's vehicle, and Ford is no exception. In recent months, Ford Authority spies have spotted The Blue Oval benchmarking a couple of all-electric models, including a Tesla Model 3, as well as the Audi e-tron, a direct competitor to the Ford Mustang Mach-E – not just once, but twice. - Now, Ford Authority spies have captured a pretty intriguing automaker benchmarking Ford's EV crossover – Rivian. · Original Source : https://fordauthority.com/2021/11/rivian-caught-benchmarking-ford-mustang-mach-e/ WHICH CAR COMPANY IS COMPLAINING ABOUT MAKING EVS? - Stellantis is a huge mix of international car companies, combining top manufacturers from a number of different countries. Given how much shade the Stellantis umbrella casts, it's almost funny how little EV experience is shared among these different automakers. Stellantis' most prestigious marque would have to be Ferrari, and up until recently it swore it'd never go fully electric. - “What has been decided is to impose on the automotive industry electrification that brings 50 percent additional costs against a conventional vehicle,” he said.“There is no way we can transfer 50 percent of additional costs to the final consumer because most parts of the middle class will not be able to pay.” Original Source : https://jalopnik.com/you-get-one-guess-which-car-company-is-complaining-abou-1848143083 TESLA SWITCHES FROM INTEL TO AMD FOR MODEL Y INFOTAINMENT SYSTEM - The infotainment system in the Tesla Model Y uses an Intel chip, but not for much longer.As Brinkwire reports, Tesla has apparently decided to switch from an Intel to an AMD Ryzen chip for the infotainment system in the Model Y, but only in China for now. This shouldn't come as too much of a surprise because Tesla has switched between Intel, Nvidia, and AMD processors before. - The Model S and Model X have already made the switch to an AMD chip, and now the Model Y is joining them. The fact this is only happening in China may just be an initial phase, with all new Model Y EVs making the switch eventually. - Elon Musk likes to tell people how good Teslas are at playing the latest games, and an AMD Ryzen APU certainly helps when it comes to playing. Original Source : https://www.pcmag.com/news/tesla-switches-from-intel-to-amd-for-model-y-infotainment-system TESLA ENABLES IN-CAR PURCHASES AND SUBSCRIPTIONS - Tesla has started to enable in-car purchases and subscriptions in its latest software updates. Owners can buy a “Premium Connectivity” straight from their center console inside Tesla vehicles. - Despite not being in the release notes, Tesla owners getting the new 2021.40.6 software update reports that they see a new tab in the Tesla menu for “Upgrades” - For now, it appears that only the Premium Connectivity Subscription is available through the in-car purchase system - Interestingly, it's actually not the first time that Tesla introduced in-car purchases. Back in 2016, when Tesla was selling Model S vehicles with software-locked ranges, the automaker let owners unlock it through the car for $10,000. Original Source : https://electrek.co/2021/11/30/tesla-enable-in-car-purchases-subscriptions/ TESLA GIGA PRESS SUPPLIER SAYS 6 CHINESE AUTOMAKERS WANT SIMILAR TECH - Tesla supplier LK Technology has worked with the electric vehicle maker on the casting technology and says six China-based automakers want to deploy a similar technology in their factories next year. - Tesla has been investing heavily in casting and alloy technology and uses a series of big die casting machines to make car bodies with just a few massive casted parts, a trend that is now catching on in the auto industry. The Giga Press is seen as Tesla's latest leap in manufacturing and is used to produce the Model Y. The technology reduces the Model Y's front and rear casting from hundreds of parts down to just two. · Original Source : https://www.benzinga.com/news/21/12/24374353/tesla-giga-press-supplier-says-6-chinese-automakers-want-similar-tech-next-year TESLA FOUND GUILTY (AGAIN) OF THROTTLING SUPERCHARGER SPEEDS - Tesla has been found guilty of throttling Supercharger speed on older Model S vehicles in Norway. The automaker has been ordered to pay impacted customers 130,000 kroner (~$14,200 USD) each. - With an estimated 10,000 2013-2015 Model S owners in the country, the potential fine adds up to about $142 million USD. - This is actually the second time Tesla has been found guilty of these claims. Earlier this year they were found to have intentionally lowered the charging speeds of their 2013-2015 Model S vehicles through an over-the-air (OTA) software update in 2019. Tesla did not respond to the lawsuit or attend the hearing, so an ‘absence judgement' was rendered in favour of the more than 30 plaintiffs in the case. In that ruling, Tesla was ordered to pay 136,000 kroner (~$16,200 USD) to owners. Original Source : https://driveteslacanada.ca/model-s/tesla-found-guilty-again-of-throttling-supercharger-speeds-on-older-model-s-vehicles-in-norway/ NEXT VOVLO XC90 RUMOURED TO BE NAMED 'EMBLA'   Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2021/12/06/next-vovlo-xc90-rumoured-to-be-named-embla/ FORMULA E'S GEN3 CAR TO GET 40% OF ENERGY FROM REGENERATIVE BRAKING Original Source : https://www.sportspromedia.com/news/formula-e-gen3-car-sustainability-electric-technology/ LG ENERGY SOLUTION IN MICHIGAN SECURES $1.36B FOR EV BATTERY OUTPUT Original Source : https://eu.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/2021/11/29/lg-energy-solution-michigan-electric-vehicle-funding/8790548002/ FIRST ELECTRIC VEHICLE USED FOR POLAR BEAR SPOTTING Original Source : https://www.ctvnews.ca/climate-and-environment/world-s-first-electric-vehicle-used-for-polar-bear-spotting-in-churchill-man-1.5685111 QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Which EV makers are on Santa's naughty or nice lists – and tell me why! Email me a suggestion for a possible question and I might pick yours!  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/