00:00 Amazon FBA is a TaleSpin10:37 Can GIFs be used in A+ content10:56 Thinking of launching a size variation of my product but unsure of how well it will perform. Should I create a variation listing w/ my existing product or launch it as a separate listing and combine later12:03 When I try to update content, I get this response "The attribute you have requested updates on, has already been claimed by another representative of the brand the ASIN is currently listed under."13:24 I know variation listings can be difficult to deal with so I'm afraid to start off by combining them and having to separate later if the new variation doesn't do well14:00 I purchased it and the listings were taken down because of design infringement. I found out the person w/ the design patent is my competitor who also got the product from my manufacturer16:03 How do I send you a question? Is email ok16:33 When entering in search terms, does it matter w/c one you put first, and to confirm use no commas17:03 When adding search terms, do I need to repeat words18:08 My video was rejected. Their response: "contains dynamic content such as stars and customers reviews that is not accurate to the duration of my campaign"19:07 I made a new listing for a product because the last production had issues. Can I send to FBA the new page w/ the old UPC sticker or it will be received to the old page19:44 Is there a way to change a listing from AMZ barcode to manufacturer barcode20:21 I have a student that can't get approved to sell on AMZ to do FBM22:14 Walmart is displaying business address on the seller profile, is there a way to put a PO box like on AMZ? Also, AMZ UK has the same issue22:48 As the days go by dealing w/ stupid support tickets, AMZ is pushing me to sell no-hassle items like paper and thumbtacks23:54 My new items have not increased review counts for 2 weeks, even though a customer told me he sent in a review 10days ago. Can a new listing be blocked for reviews? How to remove it24:38 Helium10 says that my organic KW is 800 and my sponsored KW is 550. How do I increase my organic KW by 30025:07 We need to set up FBM for a listing about to go out of stock: 1) Can you have both FBA and FBM listings concurrently? 2) How do you think about the shipping cost template for something that's under 1lb? 3) Any watch out when doing FBM26:05 Have you had any success requesting an increase of restocking limits27:38 Can you do a video showing us an example of a ticket submission to push changes through for a listing30:22 What is your company's core focus ( as per Traction book)30:54 What is the biggest mistake you made w/ PPC in your earlier AMZ years32:47 We had a pallet sent in months ago, AMZ lost 90% of it33:43 What is the name of the credit company that loans us money to buy inventory34:27 Do you think the search get suppressed if you raise your item by $336:00 Are there any other ways to contact AMZ support than the "Inventory file upload issue" option36:34 Thank you Steven for your help in responding to a query I had about the verification of my selling account36:44 Any news on AMZ antitrust case37:06 Have you seen any situations where creating a parentage to create a variation of an existing ASIN hurt sales/sales rank or caused any other problems to the already existing ASIN37:45 Just started selling in Canada via NARF. Every item sold is being refunded39:22 What is the percentage you think we should do PPC, 5% of the sales price39:34 Brand registry said "create a new case from your Brand Registry account (w/c is called Rights_Owner account), not from your selling account"39:46 Can I sell the NARF only in Mexico and turn of Canada because to Canada I ship into FBASupport the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/myamazonguy)
Going LIVE with Amazon Experts Steven Pope & Destaney Wishon!Destaney Wishon is the CEO and Co-founder of Better AMS00:00 Intro09:55 Introduction of Destaney Wishon10:47 Why is Destaney Wishon a PPC expert11:35 What does PPC stand for12:12 Alexa shopping actions is coming out January 2022, what are your thoughts on Pay Per Conversation and Alexa product placement13:14 What do you think the dollar amount somebody should be spending on PPC before they test something like that13:49 I had a client that cut off all advertising. A month later, their brand was much harder to find in search. Was that strictly because they stopped advertising15:28 Can you talk briefly about Shoppable Tags and the impact that may have on a brand PPC17:22 What are your "go to" advertising reports18:22 I sell human and pet supplements. In general, is one ad type better than another? Sponsored Product vs Banner vs Display vs Video, also is it better to use targeting by individual KW or by category22:36 I need to run AMS ads on behalf of a client's seller. The client is asking me if I can run ads w/o the seller giving me access to Seller Central23:53 If I stop my AMS ads every night at 12 and switch it on again at 6am, will it impact my campaigns negatively in any way25:38 How do you set up campaigns for variations? Separate campaign for each variation27:28 How many KWs do you recommend per campaign? And should I group them based on search volume to get impressions29:28 If my PPC budget runs out every day is it best to increase it? And also will AMZ definitely us up the PPC amount set out for the day31:08 Would you raise campaigns budget during Black Friday if your profit margin is small32:26 Speak more n CPC level tracking, tools, tabs34:43 What's your KW targeting strategy for this holiday season? Branded vs generic, board vs phrase vs exact36:22 I was wondering how you segment your campaigns. Do you segment on branded terms, KWs in the same CVR range, etc38:28 I have clients w/ limited budget, he created many campaigns and the campaign budget is greater than the budget cap39:30 Do you recommend pausing SP Ads once SKU ran out of stock. I noticed SP Ad was running when out of stock w/in stock future date41:05 How efficiently target on high bid KWs42:10 Can you give tips to creating a successful SBV campaign43:28 What are your thoughts on running only single word campaigns45:54 I am planning to launch a new product as a new variation. Which SKU to promote through PPC for this launch? Old or New one or both variations47:08 Do you put more weight on long-tail customer search terms in reports over specific KWs50:19 Thoughts on PPC tool that would pull your desired organic/indexed rank and bid hourly to get you there than lower the bid once ranked in that position? Then if you fall start the process again51:58 Is there a way to control or get clicks/impressions on the rest of the page placement52:32 I'm testing a display campaign w/ the VCPM model and it's getting much more sales than when it ran w/ the regular CPC model. Is it taking credit from other ad types that I am running53:51 If we have a limited budget for a product launch, how would you choose the KWs to start ranking for55:03 What do you think is the best way to rank a product, using AMZ PPC55:58 What's the effective type of campaign to rank KW56:16 For converting KW, how fast can you increase bid w/o hurting performance57:48 When creating a campaign, when would I want to use targeting by individual keywords vs targeting by category58:35 Do you have a general campaign set for a newly launched product? For example, broad match, PAT competitors, etc.Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/myamazonguy)
Social media… a necessary evil according to most eCommerce business owners. It's a magical place that can bring us lots of new customers but can also drive us mad. Platform changes, algorithm updates, new strategies, oh my! Trying to show up in all the places, using all the features, posting pretty pictures every day, creating entertaining content, engaging with your audience, the to-do list goes on and on. And when we realize we can't manage it all on our own, we think maybe I should just outsource this? Today's guest is Katie Wight, founder of social media marketing agency KW content. She shares why she thinks eCommerce businesses should manage their social media in-house, why she thinks hashtags are a waste of time, and her tried and true strategies for creating exponential growth for her clients. What You'll Learn Why eCommerce brands should manage their social media in-house, according to a social media agency owner Why hashtags are a waste of time What most of us are doing wrong in terms of content creation and what to do instead. Links Mentioned Business Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/kwcontent Strong Brand Social - Free Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2601904590067696 Business Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kwcontent/ Personal LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kate-wight-she-her-46985024/ FREE MASTERCLASS: https://strongbrandsocialcsa.com/webinar-registration-021622118283858 Strong Brand Social Express: https://www.strongbrandsocial.com/express Content Strategy Accelerator: https://www.strongbrandsocial.com/csa_salespage Read the Full Transcript eCommerceBadassery.com/85 FREE Resource Library Every freebie I've created to help you grow the traffic, sales, and profit in your eCommerce Business, all in one place! http://ecommercebadassery.com/freestuff Want More Badassery? Join the eCommerce Badassery Facebook Group and connect with other eCommerce entrepreneurs just like you! http://ecommercebadassery.com/facebook Let's connect on Instagram @ecommercebadassery https://instagram.com/ecommercebadassery Ready to Level Up Your Email Marketing & eCommerce Business? Try the Klaviyo Email Marketing Platform - Built specifically for eCommerce, serving entrepreneurs, and iconic brands. https://ecommercebadassery.com/klaviyo Work With Me Interested in getting my brain focused on YOUR business? Learn more about my services… Email Marketing Help: https://ecommercebadassery.com/email-marketing eCommerce Help: https://ecommercebadassery.com/ecommerce-help Rate, Review, & Subscribe Like what you heard? I'd be forever grateful if you'd rate, review and subscribe to the show! Not only does it help your fellow eCommerce entrepreneurs find the eCommerce Badassery podcast; it's also valuable feedback for me to continue bringing you the content you want to hear. Review Here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ecommerce-badassery/id1507457683 This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
Show #1272 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 9th November. 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. That's you ED PETERSON TESLA FSD EARLY ADOPTERS GET AUTOPILOT CAMERA UPGRADE INVITES - Tesla has started sending out Autopilot Camera Upgrade invites to Model S and Model X owners who purchased Full Self-Driving when it was initially launched years ago. As per the communication, Tesla is now poised to start camera retrofits for its older cars, which would allow Model S and Model X vehicles with FSD to access the full suite of features currently offered by the company. - A screenshot of the communication has been shared online, and it reads as follows: “As an owner with Full Self-Driving Capability and early production cameras, you are eligible for complimentary Autopilot Camera Upgrade. Camera replacements are required to access a continuously expanding suite of Full Self-Driving Capability features. To arrange your complimentary camera replacements, schedule a new appointment from the Service menu in your Tesla App,” the message read. - Tesla also updated its official webpage for its Full Self-Driving Computer Installations. A new section titled “Camera Replacements” has now been added to the page. The section outlines which customers are eligible for the retrofit, when the service will be available, which camera units will be replaced, how long the hardware update would take, and how early FSD adopters could schedule an appointment for the Autopilot Camera Upgrade. Original Source : https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-fsd-early-adopters-autopilot-camera-upgrade-invites VW LAUNCHES PRE-SERIES PRODUCTION OF THE ID.4 IN EMDEN - The conversion of the Emden site into Lower Saxony's first plant for electric cars is on the home straight, according to VW. The first pre-series vehicles of the ID.4 are already being produced in the body shop, the paint shop and soon in assembly. Volume production is scheduled to start in spring 2022. - the final decision to build MEB vehicles in Emden from 2022 onwards was taken in summer 2019. The conversion work started in July 2020 – parallel to the production of the Passat. In May, VW announced that the conversion work was still on schedule. - The ID.4 is to be built in Emden first, followed by two more MEB models from 2023 – a Passat-sized saloon and the accompanying estate. According to VW, a total of six additional production halls and logistics buildings will have been built on the 4,300,000 square metre factory site by then. Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2021/11/09/vw-launches-pre-series-production-of-the-id-4-in-emden/ BMW BEGINS FULL PRODUCTION OF ITS FUTURISTIC 75 MPH ELECTRIC SCOOTERS - BMW has just entered full series production of its CE 04 electric motorbike, a futuristic model that could be a taste of what's to come from the German manufacturer. - The CE 04 was first unveiled nearly a year ago, when many dismissed it as an overly ambitious futuristic concept vehicle - BMW followed up by announcing the CE 04 would actually enter production. And now that day has come, as the bike begins serial production at the company's Berlin Motorrad plant. The CE 04 falls somewhere between a maxiscooter and a light electric motorcycle. The peak-rated 31 kW (42 hp) frame-mounted electric motor puts it in the same power class as several electric motorcycles from leading manufacturers. - Pushed to the max, the CE 04 is rated for a top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph). - The internal battery in the higher spec model provides 8.9 kWh of capacity and is rated for up to 130 km (81 miles) of range. - the CE 04 will start at USD $11,795. Original Source : https://electrek.co/2021/11/09/bmw-begins-full-production-of-its-75-mph-ce-04-futuristic-electric-motorbike/ RIVIAN WILL START SELLING ELECTRIC VANS TO NON-AMAZON COMPANIES IN 2023 - Rivian says it will start taking orders for its electric delivery vans in 2022 and will deliver them to fleet customers in “early 2023,” calling into question the status of Amazon's exclusive rights to the vehicle. - It also said it will sell fleet versions of its R1T electric pickup truck and R1S electric SUV, meaning it will compete with Ford's commercial version of the F-150 Lightning, as well as a fleet management platform called FleetOS and a charging infrastructure solution. - Rivian's ability to make vehicles at scale is still unproven; it has only just started making and delivering the R1T and is still preparing the delivery van for mass production. - The new section of Rivian's site, which was tweeted by communications director Amy Mast, says customers will be able to use an “online fleet configurator to plan and place your fleet order” in “early 2022,” and that “[d]eliveries of the [van] are scheduled to begin in early 2023.” · Original Source : https://www.theverge.com/2021/11/8/22765853/rivian-fleet-sales-amazon-exclusivity-van-r1t-r1s MOST F-150 LIGHTNING BUYERS GET AUGMENTED REALITY INTRO - Ford already has more than 160,000 reservations for its 2022 F-150 Lightning electric pickup, due for deliveries starting in 2022. Yet of the retail reservation-holders in that crowd, a recent survey suggested that nearly 80% have never owned a battery electric vehicle before. - Ford is launching an augmented reality (AR) experience that it says “will offer these knowledge-hungry customers an immersive, informative experience on the all-new F-150 Lightning.” - it's powered by Google Cloud and takes the form of thirteen interactive animations about everything from the frunk and battery range to charging—and the ProPower Onboard power takeoff plus, perhaps, the Lightning's potential as home power backup. Visitors also have the ability to select a color and trim—base, XLT, Lariat, and Platinum—for the truck and place it “anywhere in their own environment,” - Ford also says that its survey results suggest that 56% of F-150 Lightning reservation-holders haven't ever owned a Ford vehicle. Original Source : https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1134108_most-f-150-lightning-intenders-are-ev-newbies-so-ford-is-helping-them-get-ready-with-ar GAC AION MODEL FIRST IN CHINA WITH 1,000 KM RANGE - Longer range is the quest of electric vehicle (EV) companies, and now GAC Aion brings the competition to 1,000 kilometers. The Aion LX Plus from GAC's new energy vehicle subsidiary recently made it to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) product announcement in China with a 144.4 kWh battery pack, an energy density of 205 Wh/kg, and an impressive NEDC range of 1,008 km. - Entering the MIIT product announcement is the last major regulatory process for a model to become available in China, meaning local consumers are only a few months away from having an EV with a range of over 1,000 km. - The Aion LX Plus is an upgraded version of the currently available Aion LX, with a length, width and height of 4,835/1,935/1,658mm, a permanent magnet synchronous motor with 180 kW of power and a top speed of 170 km/h. - The Aion LX Plus is expected to be unveiled during the Guangzhou Auto Show on November 19, and its price information is currently unknown. For reference, the price range of the Aion LX is RMB 229,600 ($35,900) -349,600. Original Source : https://cnevpost.com/2021/11/08/this-gac-aion-model-will-be-first-available-in-china-with-nedc-range-of-over-1000-km/ GEELY TO LAUNCH 5 EV MODELS WITH BATTERY SWAPPING TECH BY 2023 - The Smart Geely 2025 strategy presented by Geely Auto Group outlined several initiatives aimed at increasing the automaker's sales, and among them is the plan to have 5,000 battery swapping stations deployed across 100 cities by 2025, the company said in a statement. - At present, the Geely Technology Group has already established approximately 100 battery-swapping stations across China, and these can swap batteries from vehicles in just 59 seconds with the use of automated technologies which allow for safe operation, says Geely. With this system, the driver of the electric vehicle simply drives into the station for the swap, and leaves the station without having to exit their vehicle. - Battery swapping will be for selected vehicle platforms in the Geely product line, and currently will not include models built on the SEA (Sustainable Experience Arhcitecture) platform as they have been designed with integrated battery technology with the aim of producing the lightest vehicle architecture possible. Original Source : https://paultan.org/2021/11/09/geely-to-launch-5-ev-models-with-battery-swapping-tech-by-2023-full-battery-charge-in-under-1-minute/ EVGO EXPANDS DEAL WITH UBER, GROWING EV CHARGING NETWORK WITH GM Original Source : https://www.bizjournals.com/losangeles/news/2021/11/09/evgo-expands-deals-with-uber-gm.html BP PARTNERS WITH BATTERY-SWAPPING COMPANY AULTON FOR JOINT BUSINESS Original Source : https://autonews.gasgoo.com/new_energy/70019092.html TERRA 360'S EV CHARGING SPEED UNMATCHED, BUT IS IT A GOOD THING? Original Source : https://www.ameinfo.com/tech-and-mobility/terra-360s-ev-charging-speed-unmatched-but-is-it-a-good-thing/ MOST ELECTRICITY IN INDUSTRIALIZED NATIONS COULD BE FROM WIND AND SOLAR, STUDY SHOWS Original Source : https://www.sciencealert.com/almost-all-industrialized-nation-electricity-demands-can-be-met-by-wind-and-solar BORGWARNER TO SUPPLY NEW 800V SIC INVERTER TO GERMAN OEM Original Source : https://www.greencarcongress.com/2021/11/20211107-borgwarner.html QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Returns on Monday 22nd November after my short holiday. Email me a suggestion for a possible question and I might pick yours! firstname.lastname@example.org 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/
Show #1270 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 Show 7th November. 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. APPLE HIRES TESLA'S AUTOPILOT SOFTWARE DIRECTOR FOR CAR EFFORT - Apple Inc., bolstering its car-development efforts, hired a former engineer from Tesla Inc. who drew controversy this year for remarks about that company's Autopilot feature. - The iPhone maker tapped Christopher “CJ” Moore for its team working on a self-driving car, according to people with knowledge of the matter. Moore is working on the effort's software, reporting to Stuart Bowers, another former Tesla executive who joined Apple at the end of last year. Bowers had led Tesla's Autopilot team before departing in mid-2019. - At Tesla, Moore implied that Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk had overstated the capabilities of the Autopilot software. Earlier this year, California Department of Motor Vehicles officials interviewed Moore as part of investigations into the self-driving software. The department asked Moore about Musk claiming that Teslas would be capable of fully autonomous driving this year. - Moore signaled in response that Musk's statements didn't “match engineering reality,” according to a DMV memo summarizing the conversation. Original Source : https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-hires-tesla-autopilot-software-204914703.html TESLA IS PRODUCING VEHICLES IN NEW COLORS AT ITS SHANGHAI FACTORY - Tesla is reportedly creating vehicles in new colors at its Gigafacotry in Shanghai. Many are speculating that these are the new factory wraps that the automaker has been talking about. - Recently, Tesla has been teasing new colors that are enabled by its paint shop at its Gigafactory in Berlin. However, the company has been talking about another way to get new colors on the vehicles too - Tesla announced that it would be offering wraps in China on its Weibo account. While the company made the announcement last year, there has been no confirmed example of wraps from them. - For the first time, Tesla has been spotted manufacturing new vehicles out of its Gigafactory in Shanghai, and the colors are all new. The images were captured by a drone used by reporter Jason Yang. - Some of the colors include turquoise, pink, and light blue. Original Source : https://www.techtimes.com/articles/267670/20211107/tesla-producing-vehicles-new-colors-shanghai-factory.htm TESLA'S LATEST PATCH HINTS AT CLOUD-SYNCED DRIVER PROFILES - Tesla is preparing for a world where your driver profile can follow you across different cars, be it your personal EV or a rental. The car maker has added a Cloud Profiles section in its latest software release, which points to an "Enable Vehicle Sync" option for backing up driver profiles - cloud profiles could also make it easier to synchronize settings across multiple vehicles. According to Tesla Software Updates, synced settings include your display brightness, Autopilot and navigation options. It'd also be helpful to have your Stopping Mode synchronized, as that seriously changes how Tesla's braking functions. Original Source : https://www.engadget.com/tesla-driver-cloud-sync-update-211525117.html TESLA TO OPEN NEW BATTERY MANUFACTURING EQUIPMENT FACTORY IN CANADA - Tesla confirmed that it is going to open a new factory to build battery manufacturing equipment in Canada. - The mayor wrote in the announcement about the new manufacturing facility: I'm delighted to share that Tesla Canada is joining our already robust automotive and technology ecosystem by locating a manufacturing facility in the City of Markham. The facility will be the first branded Tesla Canada manufacturing facility in Canada and will produce state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment to be used at the Gigafactories located around the world in the production of batteries. - In 2019, Tesla acquired Ontario-based Hibar Systems, a manufacturing equipment company that makes machines used in battery cell production. Before Tesla took over, the company was based in Richmond Hill, Ontario, which is only a few minutes from Markham, where the new facility is going to be. It sounds like Tesla might be expanding the team into a bigger facility in the next town over in the suburbs of Toronto. Original Source : https://electrek.co/2021/11/05/tesla-new-battery-manufacturing-equipment-factory-canada/ GM TO EXTEND CHEVY BOLT PLANT SHUTDOWN BY THREE WEEKS - General Motors confirmed Friday it will again halt production at its Orion Assembly plant in Michigan, which makes the 2022 Chevrolet Bolt, for three more weeks. - The largest U.S. automaker in August widened its recall of the Bolt to more than 140,000 vehicles to replace battery modules and to address fire risks after a series of fires. - GM said the plant, which halted production in August after the battery recall, now has a targeted return to production date of Dec. 6. The new three-week production halt will start Nov. 15. - GM said Friday that "battery module replacements remain the priority. We will continue to adjust Orion's production schedule moving forward to best support the recall." Original Source : https://www.autoblog.com/2021/11/05/gm-extends-chevy-bolt-production-stoppage ZERO INTRODUCES THREE NEW 2022 MODELS - The Standard: Zero SEven in its base configuration the Zero is a beast. It boasts a top speed of 98 mph and a range of 68-89 miles, depending on riding style. The proprietary Z-Force 75-5 powerplant cranks out 46 hp and 78 lb-ft of torque. All of this is plenty to make the S a capable commuter and street bike, and the fuel savings should soften the $11,195 price tag. - Get Off The Road: Zero DS For about another $2500 you can add dual-sport drive and move up to the DS model. You'll get the same motor as the S, but the added grip (and added fun) two-wheel drive provides will cost you a few miles in range. - The Dual-Sport Monster: Zero DSR - For $15,695 you can bring home a Zero DSR and its Z-Force 75-7 motor, providing a whopping 70 hp and 102 mph top speed. The DSR also includes a mammoth 16.5 kWh battery (nearly twice the size of that in the S and DS), giving the the newest model a Tesla-like 163-mile range under mixed driving conditions. Original Source : https://artofgears.com/2021/11/05/zero-introduces-three-new-2022-models/ MERCEDES-BENZ EQS EPA RANGE AND EFFICIENCY RATINGS REVEALED - The upcoming Mercedes-Benz EQS was recently listed on the EPA website, which confirms that the two first versions - EQS 450+ and EQS 580 4MATIC - will get a range of respectively 350 miles (563 km) and 340 miles (547 km), as announced in October. - The difference between the two cars is surprisingly small, which is interesting considering that the EQS 580 4MATIC has an additional front motor. In both cases, the usable battery capacity is 107.8 kWh (the total value is not disclosed by the manufacturer). - Overall, the efficiency is very good, but not as good as in the Lucid Air or Tesla Model S. Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/545819/mercedes-eqs-epa-range-ratings/ FIRST GENESIS GV60 REVIEWS: DID HYUNDAI SAVE THE BEST FOR LAST? - Asian Petrolhead and Motorgraph World are among the first YouTube channels to post first drive reviews of the Genesis GV60, and they seem to be genuinely impressed with the new electric luxury crossover. - The Kia EV6 may have the longest range and the Ioniq 5 may feature the most distinctive styling, but the Genesis GV60 appears to be the pick of the trio if driving dynamics and tech features are what you're after. At least that's what Charlie Min from Asian Petrolhead says after having a go in the range-topping GV60 AWD Performance Model that features a total of 360 kW (483 hp) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque from a dual-motor powertrain connected to a 77.4 kWh battery—the only one available in the Genesis EV. - GV60's Boost Mode, which is only available for 10 seconds at a time. Even so, the Genesis doesn't match the Kia EV6 GT's 430 kW Original Source : https://insideevs.com/features/545850/genesis-gv60-first-drive-reviews/ LARRY DAVID'S CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM AUDI E-TRON SPORTBACK - Seinfeld co-creator Larry David loves driving eco-friendly cars on Curb Your Enthusiasm, the popular HBO comedy series that is now in its eleventh season. Unlike Seinfeld, Curb isn't a typical sitcom, but more of an improvisational cinema verité-like comedy that follows Larry in his life as a somewhat retired yet very successful writer and producer - Initially, he drove a Lexus GS 400, which he traded in for a first-generation Toyota Prius in season 2 of the show. Larry then drives newer versions of the popular Toyota-badged hybrid in following seasons, before making the switch to a BMW i3 for seasons 9 and 10. Now, with season 11 officially underway, it seems Larry has abandoned BMW in favor of rival Audi, as he can be seen driving the new e-tron Sportback crossover, which is of course fully electric. Original Source : https://www.autoevolution.com/news/larry-davids-new-car-on-curb-your-enthusiasm-season-11-is-an-audi-e-tron-sportback-173411.html NEW QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM With the COP26 climate summit now underway in Scotland, what would you like to tell the politicians or the rule makers about electric cars? Email me your thoughts and I'll read them out on Sunday – email@example.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. 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Show #1268 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 5th November. 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 PLANS ON DELIVERING 1,000 R1T MODELS BY THE END OF 2021 - Only last week it had been revealed that Rivian's production was going at a snail's pace with it just managing to manufacture two cars per day on an average. But now it is slowly ramping up. As of the end of October, it has produced 180 R1T electric pickup trucks and delivered 156 of them. - Rivian says that production ramp-up will happen in December. By the end of this year, it wants to make a total of 1,135 vehicles. - It wants to make 1,200 R1T models, while it will slowly start production of the R1S SUV and make 25 units of it as well. On top of this, it will even manufacture 10 units of an electric delivery van it has to make for Amazon. Overall, the plan is to deliver 1,000 R1T models, 15 R1S models,s and all 10 EDV's it makes for Amazon in December itself. - Rivian believes it will have a backlog of orders all the way into 2023 and so far, it seems like production of the current orders alone will take two years to complete. Rivian however also notes that it has the capacity to make 150,000 vehicles annually but this level will be reached only in 2024. After updates, its plant will also be able to handle up to 200,000 vehicles. Original Source : https://www.carandbike.com/news/rivian-plans-on-delivering-1-000-r1t-models-by-the-end-of-2021-2598195 ELECTRIC CARS ACCOUNT FOR UNDER 5% OF MILES DRIVEN BY UBER IN EUROPE - Electric cars are used for fewer than one in every 20 miles driven by Uber drivers in major European cities, according to data that suggest the taxi app company must drastically accelerate its drivers' take-up of zero-emissions vehicles to meet its environmental targets. - Uber pledged last year that 50% of miles driven in seven European capitals by the end of 2025 will be in battery electric cars - The usage of electric cars ranged from 9% of miles driven in Lisbon, to 6% in London and Amsterdam, and only 0.01% in Brussels, according to internal Uber data shared with Transport & Environment (T&E), a thinktank. The other laggards were Madrid, at only 0.15% of miles, Berlin at 0.55% and Paris at 1%. - On Wednesday it announced that London Uber drivers could put money raised via the app's clean air fee towards buying Tesla electric cars, adding to similar programmes giving discounts on Nissan, Kia and Hyundai electric cars. Original Source : https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2021/nov/03/electric-cars-under-5-per-cent-miles-driven-uber-europe HYUNDAI TO BEGIN EV MANUFACTURING IN THE US WITH HOPES SUBSIDY BILL PASSES - Hyundai Motor Group recently shared plans to begin manufacturing its Genesis GV70 EV in the US beginning in 2022. The electrified GV70 will be produced at Hyundai's Alabama plant, and will mark the first EV manufactured in the US by the Korean automotive umbrella. With this decision, Hyundai looks to make a larger impact on the growing EV market in the US, and take advantage proposed subsidies for electric vehicles produced on US soil. - According to a report from Business Korea, Hyundai Motor shared its decision to begin US manufacturing with its labor union during a job security committee meeting at its Asan plant in South Korea. - The company is planning to begin manufacturing early next year at its US facility in Montgomery, Alabama. This plant currently manufacturers several different ICE Hyundai models, as well as various combustion engines, but will now shift toward EV manufacturing beginning with the GV70 EV. Original Source : https://electrek.co/2021/11/05/hyundai-to-begin-ev-manufacturing-in-the-us-with-hopes-subsidy-bill-passes THESE BATTERIES CAN'T POWER A CAR—BUT THEY CAN LIGHT UP A CITY - On a barren field in Lancaster, California, where the temperature often tops 100 degrees Fahrenheit in summer, sit eight white boxes that might be a key to a greener future. Each 10 x 22-foot rectangle holds 20 battery packs that once powered Nissan Leafs. But they've lost some of their juice. Inside a car, they can no longer power speedy accelerations, and their 85-mile ranges have been reduced to about 55 miles. - But the batteries still work. Research suggests they may retain two-thirds or more of their original capacity. So for the past 18 months, these batteries have been living a second act: storing energy from nearby rows of solar panels. Their owner, B2U Storage Solutions, wants to know how effectively, and for how long, they can do that. - By 2030, retired EV batteries could provide 200 gigawatt-hours of energy storage globally each year, according to analysis from the consulting firm McKinsey—roughly 50 times the annual output of the Hoover Dam. B2U wants to be a part of that. - One question: Who owns the reused batteries, and who's responsible if something goes wrong? Automakers know they may be blamed if one of their old batteries is involved in a fire. - B2U's Lancaster project looks promising. The company says its solar panels generate up to 1.65 megawatts of power, while its retired Nissan Leaf batteries can retain 10 megawatt-hours of storage—about as much as the average US home uses in a year. Freeman says the company is profitable, and planning expansions. Original Source : https://www.wired.com/story/batteries-cant-power-car-light-city/ STOREDOT SECURES CONSISTENT DRIVING RANGE OF ALL ELECTRIC VEHICLES - New StoreDot technology allows electric vehicle owners to have the same driving range through the life of a vehicle, improving ownership experience and protecting future values - All-new system developed by StoreDot will be open-source, available to any other technology provider - StoreDot is a pioneer and leader of extreme fast charging battery technologies, allowing a 50% reduction in charging time for the same cost - Until this StoreDot innovation, battery capacity, and therefore driving range, degrades over the life of the vehicle, making it one of the major frustrations of EV ownership. The certainty and consistency that this advancement provides could also improve residual values of vehicles, lowering leasing costs and further benefitting both consumers and global automotive manufacturers utilizing the technology. - StoreDot is now making rapid advancements in extreme fast charging lithium-ion batteries for use in the automotive sector, increasing the number of miles per minute of charge. It is currently shipping samples to global car makers for real-world testing and remains firmly on track to deliver mass-produced XFC batteries, which deliver a 50% reduction in charging times at the same cost, by 2024. Original Source : https://finance.yahoo.com/news/storedot-extreme-fast-charging-battery-090000881.html TESLA'S LATEST MODEL X COMES WITH HIGHER BATTERY DENSITY AND MORE POWERFUL MOTORS - Tesla's recently refreshed Model X has a higher battery energy dendsity and more powerful motors, according to an EPA specification sheet that wasn't previously available. - While we knew that changes had been made to the latest Model X, Tesla had been less than clear on what had really changed. - First off, it shows an important improvement in battery pack-level energy density from 165 Wh/kg to 186.21 Wh/kg. - The overall energy capacity went down from 103 kWh to 100 kWh. - The voltage for the Tesla Model X battery pack has also increased from 360 volts to 410 volts, the report notes. In terms of motors, Tesla has switched to “AC permanent magnet motors and increased the power to 243 kW in the front motor and 248 kW in the rear motor.” Original Source : https://www.redmondpie.com/teslas-latest-model-x-comes-with-higher-battery-density-and-more-powerful-motors/ ZIPCHARGE GO IS LIKE AN EMERGENCY GAS CAN FOR YOUR TESLA - ZipCharge is a new U.K.-based startup that has unveiled the Go. It's a suitcase-sized battery pack that weighs in at about 50 pounds. With a 4 kWh capacity, it can charge an EV at 7.2 kW. A single charge can add 12 to 20 miles of range, depending on the EV. - Not only could drivers keep a ZipCharge Go in their trunk, it's possible for hotels or service stations to have units available in case a car needs a bit more charge to make it home. - Powering the Go are high-energy-density lithium-nickel-manganese-cobalt-oxide (NMC) battery cells. - has a bi-directional AC-DC inverter, which enables charging from the grid to the Go and from the Go to the grid. Yes, the Go can actually store energy during off-peak hours and sell energy back to the grid. Original Source : https://www.tomsguide.com/news/zipcharge-go-is-like-an-emergency-gas-can-for-your-tesla NEW QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM With the COP26 climate summit now underway in Scotland, what would you like to tell the politicians or the rule makers about electric cars? Email me your thoughts and I'll read them out on Sunday – firstname.lastname@example.org It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. And if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing. Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I'll catch you tomorrow and remember…there's no such thing as a self-charging hybrid. 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Show #1267 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 4th November. 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 GIGA BERLIN SEES DELAY FOR CONSTRUCTION, ELON MUSK SAYS ITS NOT RIGHT - The Tesla Gigafactory Berlin is seeing another delay in its construction as the State Environmental Agency and the Brandenburg Administrative Court re-opens the discussion regarding the plant. Here, Elon Musk said that what they are doing is "not right," especially as the operations and processes in the plant also see a hindrance. - The Tesla CEO has said his side on the issue via his official Twitter page, saying that what the agencies and involved people of authority are doing is "not right." - the State Environmental Agency and the Brandenburg Administrative Court are delaying Giga Berlin's construction and re-opening the discussion regarding its future. The bodies are concerned with the future of the plant, especially the upcoming lawsuits that it would face once operational. - the focus of the concerned authorities is on environmental protection, particularly with the supply of water needed by the surrounding population. Also, there are plenty more environmental reasons that were cited by the committee though these are not yet the full reasons why they hinder Tesla Gigafactory Berlin's construction. Original Source : https://www.techtimes.com/articles/267447/20211102/tesla-giga-berlin-sees-delay-construction-elon-musk-right.htm BUGATTI AND RIMAC HYPERCAR FIRMS COMPLETE MERGER - The long-mooted partnership between Bugatti and EV technology specialist Rimac Automobili has come into effect, with the marged Bugatti Rimac LCC company officially being incorporated. - The new company is 45% owned by Porsche and 55% owned by the newly formed Rimac Group, in which Rimac founder Mate Rimac retains a 37% shareholding, Porsche 24%, Hyundai Motor Group 12% and various other investors the remaining 27%. - Bugatti Rimac is headquartered in Croatia, with Mate Rimac serving as CEO - Rimac's powertrain, battery and components development arm will be separated out into a new, dedicated Rimac Technology division, which is part of the Rimac Group but remains independent and will continue to work with other manufacturers. - From 2023, the newly formed company will be based at the new Rimac Campus on the outskirts of Zagreb Original Source : https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/bugatti-and-rimac-hypercar-firms-complete-merger 8,116 NEW ELECTRIC CARS REGISTERED IN NORWAY OVER OCTOBER - In Norway, 8,116 new electric cars were registered in October. Electric vehicles accounted for 70.1 per cent of all new registrations in the month. The most successful model across all drive types was the VW ID.4 with 913 registrations. - The fact that October 2021 is significantly lower than September with its 13,946 new electric car registrations is probably mainly due to Tesla's delivery practices. - The 8,116 electric cars were joined by 2,226 plug-in hybrids in October, with a market share of 19.2 per cent (down 6.2 per cent from October 2020). In total, 89.3 per cent of all new passenger cars in Norway had an external charging connection in October – in August this figure was 87.7 per cent, in September with the Tesla boost mentioned even 91.2 per cent. Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2021/11/02/8116-new-electric-cars-registered-in-norway-over-october EV VANS WIN WHAT CAR?'S AWARDS 2022 - The fully electric Citroen e-Berlingo, Peugeot e-Partner, Toyota Proace City Electric and Vauxhall Combo-e have taken the top prize at this year's What Car? Van and Commercial Vehicle Awards, after wowing the judges with their class-leading practicality, low-running costs and impressive driving dynamics. - 171-mile WLTP range, a maximum payload of more than 800kg and load volumes of 3.3 to 3.9 cubic meters, - The Vauxhall (from 1 December) will be available in a more affordable specification than its relatives, so is perfect for those looking for a dependable, low-priced electric workhorse Original Source : https://electriccarsreport.com/2021/11/citroen-e-berlingo-peugeot-e-partner-toyota-proace-city-electric-and-vauxhall-combo-e-take-top-honours-at-what-cars-van-and-commercial-vehicle-awards-2022/ LUCID AIR USER SHOWS DC FAST CHARGING PEAK AT OVER 250 KW - The first batch of Lucid Air cars is on the roads now and we just came across the first report about DC fast charging results, released by Tesla2Lucid. - the Air Dream Edition with a 118 kWh battery was able to get up to 251 kW at a Electrify America fast charging station (the value fluctuated between 245 and 251 kW) at about one-fifth state-of-charge (SOC). - not yet at 300 kW mentioned by Lucid - but we don't know the details - whether 300 kW is possible right away or if there will be a asoftware update, whether it's possible at Electrify America chargers, as the car has a 900 V battery system or whether the battery was preconditioned for maximum charging rate. Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/545115/lucid-air-fast-charging-250kw/ PORSCHE: 100-KILOWATT-HOURS IS THE BATTERY-SIZE SWEET SPOT - What's the optimal size for an electric-vehicle battery pack? Of course, it depends on numerous factors -- and who you ask -- but Porsche engineers believe they've figured it out. - "At the moment, we think 100-kilowatt-hours is the right battery size," said Benjamin Passenberg, manager of high-voltage system concepts at Porsche, while speaking with press during a media event last month. That sounds like an oddly convenient number, but numerous reasons back up this claim. - According to Porsche, more than 95% of motorists travel less than 124 miles per day, so why pay for a gigantic battery pack you don't really need and then have to drag it around everywhere you drive? It doesn't make a lot of sense. - Reinforcing the claim that 100-kWh is just about the right size, in simulated testing, a Porsche Taycan fitted with an 85.1-kWh battery pack lapped the Nürburgring 0.7 second faster than a model fitted with a smaller -- and 240 pound lighter -- 70-kWh battery. Even though the svelter car accelerated a tiny bit quicker, the larger battery provided more sustained performance, which resulted in the slightly faster lap time. BMW'S ELECTRIC VEHICLE SALES SURGE, BUT CHIP SHORTAGE POSES CHALLENGE - The BMW Group's sales of fully electric vehicles grew by 121.4% in the first nine months of 2021, hitting 59,688 units, with the German carmaker stating Wednesday that electric mobility was “becoming an increasingly vital growth driver and success factor” for the company. - In total, the Munich-headquartered firm sold 231,575 all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles between January and September, a jump of 98.9%. By comparison, in the third quarter of 2021 alone, Elon Musk's Tesla says it delivered 241,300 vehicles. Original Source : https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/03/bmws-electric-vehicle-sales-surge-but-chip-shortage-poses-challenge.html Original Source : https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/porsche-100-kilowatt-hours-battery-size/ CHEVY BOLT FAMILY SALES DOWN 21 PERCENT DURING Q3 2021 - Chevy Bolt family sales – which include sales of the Bolt EV and Bolt EUV – decreased 20.5 percent in the United States during the third quarter of 2021. - The segment was dominated by the Tesla Model Y and Model 3, which combined for a lofty 81 percent segment share. The Volkswagen ID.4 and Mustang Mach-E followed with 6 percent each, while the Nissan Leaf, Bolt EUV, and Bolt EV all accounted for 2 percent each. - Low sales volumes have typically been an area of concern given GM's EV-focused strategy, which calls for launching 30 electric vehicles by the year 2025. To that end, Chevy Bolt family sales during Q3 2021 isn't exactly reassuring, though the numbers aren't too far off from the Volkswagen ID.4 and Ford Mustang Mach-E. - low Chevy Bolt family sales volume is the result of the ongoing stop sale and recall over battery pack fires. As a result, sales of the Bolt EV and EUV – which both ride on the same GM BEV2 platform and use the same 65 kWh battery pack – have been suspended until the situation is fully resolved, which has not taken place for the third quarter of 2021. Original Source : https://gmauthority.com/blog/2021/11/chevrolet-bolt-family-sales-numbers-figures-results-third-quarter-2021-q3/ NEW QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM With the COP26 climate summit now underway in Scotland, what would you like to tell the politicians or the rule makers about electric cars? Email me your thoughts and I'll read them out on Sunday – email@example.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/
Show #1265 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 2nd November. 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 TARGETS $53BN VALUATION IPO - Rivian, the electric automotive company backed by Amazon, is targeting a valuation as high as $53bn when it makes its debut on the Nasdaq, potentially as soon as next week. At the top end of its range of $57-$62 a share, Rivian would begin trading at a value higher than the likes of carmakers Kia and Nissan, and would raise just less than $8.4bn from the offering. - Amazon ranked as Rivian's largest outside shareholder, with a 22.4 per cent stake. - The market debut would also result in a windfall for founder RJ Scaringe, which owns more than 17.6m shares that would be worth a total of $1.1bn at the top of the price range. Original Source : https://www.ft.com/content/e123d71e-8644-410c-9b4e-69a25914d867 - Rivian Automotive Inc, which is backed by Amazon.com Inc, is targeting a valuation of more than $53 billion for its U.S. debut, making the electric vehicle manufacturer potentially almost as valuable as rival Honda Motor. The startup is looking to raise up to $8.4 billion, setting it up to be the third-largest initial public offering (IPO) by funds raised in the past decade in the United States. - While Rivian has yet to sell any significant volume of its electric vans or trucks, it could likely be valued higher than Ferrari, although less than Honda, General Motors or its backer Ford Motor Co. Original Source : https://uk.news.yahoo.com/ev-startup-rivian-backed-amazon-205736630.html - Rivian is filling a spot in the EV market that no other company has yet filled: off-road vehicles such as trucks and SUVs. This gives the company an advantage over giants like Tesla, Ford and General Motors, who have announced plans for electric truck development but haven't yet released a product. - None of Rivian's financial information such as revenue or profit is yet available for investors to view and it will only be released with the S1 filing when the company is about to IPO. This means that investors often have to decide quickly whether they want to trade on the IPO date. Original Source : https://www.cmcmarkets.com/en-gb/ipo/rivian-ipo - Rivian first published its papers to go public in August, then aiming for a valuation of around $70 billion. Rivian has lost $2 billion since the start of last year, underscoring the costs and risks of developing electric vehicles. It expects to spend roughly $8 billion on facilities and equipment through the end of 2023. Original Source : https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/01/business/rivian-ipo-valuation.html TESLA STOCK FALLS AS ELON MUSK SAYS HERTZ SALE NOT CONFIRMED - Tesla CEO Elon Musk insisted no formal contract has been signed with Hertz, after the car rental company announced a deal to buy 100,000 electric vehicles in an overhaul of its fleet. - The deal, announced Oct. 25, sent Tesla stock soaring to an all-time high and pushed its valuation above $1 trillion for the first time. However, responding to a tweet about the blockbuster rally, Musk said Monday evening, “If any of this is based on Hertz, I'd like to emphasize that no contract has been signed yet.” - Musk's dose of cold water on the deal sent Tesla stock down over 5 percent to $1,147.64 by 6:30 a.m. ET Tuesday. The stock's still up more than 12 percent since the announcement of the Hertz deal. - a Hertz spokeswoman, insisted in a statement, “Deliveries of the Teslas already have started. As we announced last week, Hertz has made an initial order of 100,000 Tesla electric vehicles and is investing in new EV charging infrastructure across the company's global operations,” Original Source: https://nypost.com/2021/11/02/tesla-stock-falls-after-elon-musk-says-hertz-sale-isnt-yet-done-deal/ TESLA INCREASES MODEL 3 AND MODEL Y RANGES WITH 2022 MODEL YEAR - Tesla has updated Model 3 and Model Y line with the 2022 model year specs, and most of the configurations got higher range – though it depends on the wheels. - In an overnight update to its online configurator, Tesla changed the ranges of several of its most popular Model 3 and Model Y trims. - For the Model 3 Standard Range Plus, the range went from 262 to 272 miles on a single charge - Now it only refers to it as “Rear-Wheel Drive” and the different battery packs are only differentiated by the Model 3 Dual Motor also being called “Long Range.” - Model 3 Long Range, it goes from 353 to 358 miles with the 18″ wheels. - Model Y Long Range also got a bump. It went from 326 to 330 miles of range: Original Source : https://electrek.co/2021/11/01/tesla-increases-model-3-y-ranges-2022-model-year TESLA STARTS SELLING HOME CHARGER THAT WORKS WITH OTHER EVS - Tesla has launched a new at-home wall charger that works with other electric vehicles - The new Level 2 wall charger was quietly added to the company's online store on the same day it started allowing non-Tesla EVs to charge at Supercharger stations in the Netherlands — the first step in a much larger plan to open up access to Tesla's charging network around the world. - The new charger uses a standard J1772 connector, not Tesla's proprietary one, meaning it should work fine with other electric vehicles in North America. It's competitively priced, too, at $415 - Tesla says it can charge at up to 9.6kW and is designed for both indoor or outdoor installation. It's basically a reworked version of the “Gen 2” Tesla home charger, though, meaning it won't have some of the more advanced features (like Wi-Fi) found on the Gen 3 version Tesla currently sells to its owners. Gen 3 Wall Connector in Y here is £460 400 V Three-phase power output (kW) and 22kW in UK. - Model 3 max charge rate on a 400 V Three-phase power supply is 16 amps (11 kW) Model S and Model X max charge rate on a 400 V Three-phase power supply is 24 amps (16.6 kW) Original Source : https://www.theverge.com/2021/11/1/22758131/tesla-j1772-level-2-home-charger-evs-compatibility TESLA RECALLS NEARLY 12,000 U.S. VEHICLES OVER SOFTWARE COMMUNICATION ERROR - Tesla is recalling nearly 12,000 U.S. vehicles sold since 2017 because a communication error may cause a false forward-collision warning or unexpected activation of the emergency brakes, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said Tuesday. - the recall of 11,704 Model S, X, 3 and Y vehicles was prompted after a software update on Oct. 23 to vehicles in its limited early access version 10.3 Full-Self Driving (FSD) (Beta) population. - NHTSA said Tesla "uninstalled FSD 10.3 after receiving reports of inadvertent activation of the automatic emergency braking system" and then "updated the software and released FSD version 10.3.1 to those vehicles affected." - The recall comes after NHTSA last month asked Tesla why it had not issued a recall to address software updates made to its Autopilot driver-assistance system to improve the vehicles' ability to detect emergency vehicles. - After the Oct. 24 reports, Tesla said it canceled the FSD update on vehicles that had not installed it and disabled FCW and AEB on affected vehicles. - Tesla said as of Oct. 29, more than 99.8% of the vehicles - all but for 17 - had installed an update and no further action is necessary. Original Source : https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/02/tesla-recalling-nearly-12000-us-vehicles-over-software-communication-error.html FRANCE HITS RECORD 23% EV PLUG-IN SHARE IN OCTOBER - France, Europe's second-largest car market, saw the share of plug-in electric vehicles climb to a new record of 22.9% in September, nearly double the share of 11.8% recorded a year ago. - October's combined plug-in result of 22.9% included a record 13.14% complete electric batteries (BEVs) and 9.75% plug-in hybrids (PHEVs), a continuous change from the weighting towards the BEV in relation to recent trends. - . The BEV share remains on track to potentially exceed the diesel share by the end of December 2021. Original Source : https://www.fr24news.com/a/2021/11/france-hits-record-23-ev-plug-in-share-in-october.html XPENG ANNOUNCES VEHICLE DELIVERY RESULTS FOR OCTOBER 2021 Original Source : https://ir.xiaopeng.com/news/news-details/2021/XPeng-Announces-Vehicle-Delivery-Results-for-October-2021/default.aspx VW TO MAKE CHARGING A TAYCAN AS FAST AS GETTING GAS Original Source : https://carbuzz.com/news/vw-to-make-charging-a-taycan-as-fast-as-getting-gas SUPERMARKETS ADD 1,000 EV CHARGE POINTS SINCE EARLY 2020 Original Source : https://garagewire.co.uk/news/supermarkets-add-1000-ev-charge-points-since-early-2020/ KOREA'S EV BATTERY MANUFACTURERS WRINGING HANDS OVER TALENT CRUNCH Original Source : https://techwireasia.com/2021/11/koreas-ev-battery-manufacturers-wringing-hands-over-talent-crunch-2/ SILENCE S04 IS A TINY EV FROM SPAIN WITH REMOVABLE BATTERIES Original Source : https://www.carscoops.com/2021/10/silence-s04-is-a-tiny-ev-from-spain-with-removable-batteries/ NEW QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM With the COP26 climate summit now underway in Scotland, what would you like to tell the politicians or the rule makers about electric cars? Email me your thoughts and I'll read them out on Sunday – firstname.lastname@example.org 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/
Show #1264 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 1st November. 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. NON-TESLA SUPERCHARGER PILOT GOES LIVE IN NETHERLANDS - Today we are launching our Non-Tesla Supercharger pilot at 10 Supercharger locations in the Netherlands. - With this pilot, 10 stations are now accessible to Dutch Non-Tesla EV drivers via the Tesla app - More customers using the Supercharger network enables faster expansion. Our goal is to learn and iterate quickly, while continuing to aggressively expand the network, so we can eventually welcome both Tesla and Non-Tesla drivers at every Supercharger worldwide. - We're starting with a select number of sites so that we can review the experience, monitor congestion and assess feedback before expanding. Future sites will only be opened to Non-Tesla vehicles if there is available capacity. - As a Tesla driver you benefit from the seamless integration of charge post and vehicle, optimized route planning and battery pre-conditioning. With your Tesla, you'll also have access to the lowest Supercharger pricing. - Download the Tesla app (version 4.2.3 or higher) for iOS or Android and create a Tesla Account. Select 'Charge Your Non-Tesla' and find your Supercharger site. Add your payment method, plug-in your car, select a stall and tap 'Start Charging.' Select 'Stop Charging' to complete your session. - Pricing for Non-Tesla drivers reflects additional costs incurred to support charging a broad range of vehicles and adjustments to our sites to accommodate these vehicles. Rates vary by site, and you can view charging prices in the Tesla app. The per kWh price to charge can be lowered with a charging membership. - Certain Supercharger site layouts may not be suitable for some cars. Please do not obstruct other cars by parking over the lines if the cable cannot comfortably reach your car. Original Source : https://www.tesla.com/en_GB/support/non-tesla-supercharging HUMMER EV RANGE LISTED AT 334 MILES IN MYCHEVROLET APP - Forums of late have been cracking for interesting news, the Hummer Chat forum next in line to keep us intrigued. When member BahamaTodd updated his MyChevrolet app to version 5.7.0, he clicked through to the Energy Assist page and found three GM electric vehicles listed, plus their estimated range figures on a 100% charge. One was the 2022 Chevrolet Bolt, rated for 259 miles, the second was the 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV, rated for 247 miles. The third was an unexpected entry, being the 2022 GMC Hummer EV pickup, listed as able to go 334 miles on a full charge. - The figures for both Bolts are the official EPA estimates. The mileage figure for the Hummer is a mystery, as is why it's popped up here in the MyChevrolet app instead of the MyGMC app. The EPA hasn't certified the 2022 Hummer yet, so that's not the source. - With pre-production of the Edition 1 slated to begin at GM's Factory Zero any day now, answers shouldn't be long in coming. Original Source : https://www.autoblog.com/2021/10/30/hummer-ev-range-estimate-mychevrolet-app/ NEW 2023 MINI COUNTRYMAN TO GROW AND GET EV OPTION - Mini's all-important third-generation Countryman, which will play a crucial role in the brand's pure-electric reinvention, has broken cover on public roads for the first time. - Due in 2023, the big-selling crossover will join the closely related BMW X1 in being offered with a choice of pure-electric and combustion powertrains, and will be built on the same line as its X1 sibling in Leipzig, Germany. - The X1 is likely to be launched before the Countryman, given that near-ready prototypes have been testing on public roads for several months, and that will provide further details on the powertrain offering for Mini's largest model. - The EV option for each is likely to be an all-new powertrain, because the existing electric Mini hatchback uses a relatively small-capacity battery and motor and the slightly larger BMW iX3 is rear driven. Original Source : https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/new-2023-mini-countryman-grow-and-get-ev-option WATCH HISTORIC LUCID RALLY WITH 20 LUCID AIR DREAM EDITION CARS - Today is the historic launch of the Lucid Air Dream Edition, the first electric car with more than 500 miles (800 km) of range on a single charge. - Multiple cars were handed over by the company's CEO Peter Rawlinson. As we can see in the video shared by Len Devanna, Head of Digital Experience at Lucid (and re-uploaded on YouTube), about 20 Lucid Airs departed for a Lucid Rally. - Lucid will deliver 520 Dream Edition cars (in two specs - Range or Performance). Then, the less expensive Air Grand Touring, Air Touring and Air will follow. Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/544466/lucid-air-dream-edition-rally/ LUCID AIR SPECS REVEALED: 118 KWH DREAM PACK, 112 KWH GRAND TOURING - The limited Dream Edition version is equipped with a 118 kWh battery pack, featuring 22 modules totaling 6,600 cylindrical cells - The Grand Touring version has about a 6 kWh smaller battery - 112 kWh - We believe that those cells are supplied by Samsung SDI, Lucid's first supplier, announced in December 2016 (see the original press release here). In 2020, the company announced that the battery cells for "standard version" cars will be supplied by LG Chem's LG Energy Solution. - One of the Lucid's key elements is the 900 V battery architecture, which allows for increased efficiency. It also makes it easier to deliver up to around 300 kW of charging power, which allows it to take just about 20 minutes to replenish 300 miles of range. - The Lucid Air is the first high-end model that is expected to be sold in quite significant volumes, starting with 20,000 in 2022. In the 2023, it should be joined by an even higher-volume, large SUV - "Gravity." By 2025, both should be sold at over 120,000 per year (including 42,000 Air and 86,000 Gravity). - EPA range: Grand Touring (19") - 516 miles (830 km), Grand Touring (21") - 469 miles (755 km) - 0-60 mph (96.5 km/h) timeDream Edition Performance (19") - 3.3 seconds Dream Edition Performance (21") - 3.0 seconds Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/544455/lucid-air-118kwh-battery-112kwh/ NEW LONGER-RANGE MG ZS EV GOES ON SALE - Priced from £28,495 (incl. PiCG), the renewed model is available with a larger 72kWh Long Range battery, delivering up to 273 miles of range. That's a substantial increase over the outgoing model, which has a combined range of 163 miles. It comes with an onboard AC charger that enables up to 7kW fast charging or up to 76kW DC rapid charging, giving a 0-100% charge in as little as 42 minutes. - The updated MG ZS EV also features Vehicle-to-Load capability now as standard, enabling drivers to charge or power other external equipment, for example, an electric bike, using an accessory charging cable. - all models come with the new MG iSmart connectivity system, which offers connection via a smartphone app and enables a wide array of vehicle functions to be monitored remotely, including vehicle status and battery charge level. Drivers can stop and start charging, remotely lock and unlock the car, set the air conditioning and heating, and activate the windscreen demister. - The entry-level SE comes with auto air con, bi-function LED headlights, adaptive cruise control, keyless entry and push-button start, vehicle-to-load charging and 360-degree parking camera. - Trophy model, priced at £30,995 (incl. PiCG), adds a panoramic roof and leather-style seats, along with roof rails, heated front seats, electric driver's seat adjustment, rain-sensing wipers and wireless phone charging. - Trophy Connect, which adds iSmart with live services (weather, traffic and Amazon Prime) and is priced at £31,495 after PiCG. Original Source : https://fleetworld.co.uk/new-longer-range-mg-zs-ev-goes-on-sale/ CHINA'S POPULAR ELECTRIC VEHICLES HAVE PUT EUROPE'S AUTOMAKERS ON NOTICE Original Source : https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/31/business/electric-cars-china-europe.html 2022 ORA CAT 01 ELECTRIC CAR REVEALED: PRICES, SPECS AND RELEASE DATE Original Source : https://www.whatcar.com/news/2022-ora-cat-01-electric-car-revealed-prices-specs-and-release-date/n23709 NEW QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM With the COP26 climate summit now underway in Scotland, what would you like to tell the politicians or the rule makers about electric cars? Email me your thoughts and I'll read them out on Sunday – email@example.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/
00:00 Intro11:22 A+ content is down12:01 My own Walmart account was suspended12:37 Did you guys see my rant12:59 Amazon Aggregators: Boosted13:46 One of our clients, Casely - Voted as No.17 Fastest Growing Company14:39 Restock Limits - FBA has caught up17:27 My Amazon Guy is hiring18:25 Would a good time raise price a few days prior to black Friday - the leave it raised till the New Year19:27 Launched our 14th product a month ago. Enrolled in Vine but 0 claims. Zero views on product heavy ad cost. The product will flop w/o at least 1 positive review21:23 Testimonial: We used MAG a year ago to help w/ a seller support nightmare. Your team resolved the problem in 72hours. Worth every penny. Thanks21:35 What do you think about having one campaign w/ the same KW w/ Up & Down and another that is Down only22:55 Been changing my pics. Can you please take a look and assess the order and relevance. ASIN: B09B4RSDMD27:46 Where do you see in 3-5 years from now, AMZ 3rd party sellers be? Do you think it'll explode, or be much harder to sell31:22 In the Brand Catalog Manager, we are listed in Office ProductsB09G4LSGQN, STUDIO ELEVE22, Office Products but in the Regular Catalog of AMZ we are in Arts Crafts & Sewing34:03 In Ads Manager, how do you delete portfolios34:53 For the verbiage in A+ content, do you have to use exact phrases, or just a word salad, to index35:50 Any recommendations for product insurance36:35 What happens if you just straight up put in KWs or phrases in your A+ content and not even make them into cogent sentences38:10 We are brand registered, have access to A+ but the brand baseboard section w/ analytics is missing39:05 How did you grow and gain clients when you started your agency44:11 Not seeing the new brand catalog manager like your recent video showed, do we need to ticket for access44:28 Even if we have a lot of stock in AMZ FBA, do you suggest doing MF also till the new year45:04 We can't connect/link our seller central to our brand registry45:30 Given that AMZ recognizes plurals, is there any benefit to putting both words in your title or listing if each word has a high search volume46:46 Other than Helium10, where do you go for product ideas48:22 All the components of my product come from the US and CA. That being the case, do you still think ordering a year supply of inventory is necessary48:55 Can you explain the AMZ vs Walmart graph49:20 How do I set up to make sure the returned products are not going back to the inventory again50:29 If AMZ lose my inventory, how do they decide on how much to reimburse50:54 ASIN review: B082XGW8CJ52:14 Do video ads usually have the highest ROAS for you52:36 Do you have any supplement clients? If yes, what is their ad spend54:32 Our DE account was suspended because we haven't successfully registered VAT number this July, and our US account was related to DE account and got suspended too55:04 I can't add videos to my listings in France1:01:06 What is a normal return rate for hair tool products like hair dryers or curling irons1:01:30 I have my UPC in my logo on my product, can I send in inventory just like that or do I have to sticker it w/ the FNSKU1:01:56 Who should I call to set up full service? Do your team handle the A+ photos and content if I send you products1:02:35 Do I need my own personal documents ready such as a passport or bank statement for AMZ when opening multiple Seller Central Accounts w/ multiple LLCs in Wyoming1:03:14 How do I get in touch w/ your company? And are you AMZ approved1:04:04 I can't load up UPCs in our EU account because our UPCs are shared by both our EU and US accountsSupport the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/myamazonguy)
QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM How many of the podcast listeners have changed their electricity tariff after buying an electric vehicle? And how many of your regularly change electricity to get the best deal, if that's possible where you live? How much interest do you take in your electricity supply? RAJEEV NARAYAN Owning an EV has made me much more aware of my cost of electricity and it's carbon intensity. If I had the option to shop different electric tariffs I would, but here in San Antonio, it's not really an option. You did report some time ago on a Shell subsidiary that was providing a tariff charging GM vehicles for free in the evening here in Texas, called MP2 Energy LLC, but so far I have not been able to reach anyone at the company. Fortunately electricity is fairly cheap here- we pay only about 9 to 11 c/ kWh, for now anyway. As a result more than cost I have been interested in how clean my electricity is. So I know have 8.1 kW of rooftop PV and 17.52 kW of community solar. The two systems offset all my driving and most of my home electricity usage as well. BRIAN SMITH I'm an Australian who has lived in Florida for twenty years. Our power costs here are a flat 11-12 cents per kWh, all day and night. EVs are pretty common in my area but are mostly Teslas. Our power companies are licensed monopolies and their prices al have to be approved by an oversight board. I suspect power prices will always remain flat like this: the first person to suggest making power cost more during the day and less at night will be accused of trying to kill old people by cutting off their air conditioners! Being Florida it is hot and humid most of the year and without A/C our houses would be very uncomfortable if not downright dangerous. With so many senior citizens in the state I don't think anybody is going to suggest having variable power prices, so we'll just keep paying a flat fee, day and night. There's is one small price difference, which I almost forgot. Your first 1000 kwh cost about 8-9 cents each, anything over that costs 13-ish, I think. It averages out around 11-12 for a typical house. My house, about 2200 sq ft with the a/c set to 75 degrees all day/night, eats around 1400 kwh per month, and about two thirds of that is for running the a/c. Sorry this is late; I drafted it then forgot to send it :) RENE SCHNEIDER Well – you talking about Octopus and other tariffs – this is not for us. In Switzerland you are bound to the local electricity provider. Only if you are a company that uses a lot of electricity, you can have individual tariffs. Why I don't mind? In my case th bill comes from our village government and in our village we have one of the lowest tariffs in Switzerland for private persons: 10 swiss cent low tariff and 13 swiss cent high tariff. This is approx.. 9 euro cent at night and during weekends and 12 euro cent during the day. Yes. Only 0.09 Eur / kilowatt …. Well this has a good and a bad side. The amortization of the solar on my roof will be longer. But as I charge the cars with solar the most of the time it is ok for me. RON BARBER, SAN JOSE Here in Northern California energy is provided by Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) and their rates have been going up consistently for the decade I have been tracking them. Probably at the maximum rate the government allows them to increase. Our primary house has Solar that we installed in Oct 2012 so 9 years ago and it has generated over 52MWh. It was an outright purchase and we have since recovered our investment a few years ago. I had select rate plan E-6 (Time of Use) which paid well during solar producing hours. That has been waining on benefit in the recent years but is still good so I have stayed with it even after purchasing an EV in 2018. I do most EV charging at my workplace. PG&E rates for power are from 25 to 41cents/kWh depending on season and if you exceed your baseline by some or a lot. We do exceed baseline by a lot in winter months when doing more cooking and I have a pool (so pool pump) but its variable speed to cut costs. Home electricity is costing me about 8 cents/kWh adjusted with solar because we have had more folks living here recently than planned. That's changing so prices should drop to near 0 with only a $10/mo meter-fee (grid hookup fee). ROMAIN GUYONY I changed my electricity supply to Octopus Energy using your referral code after taking ownership of a used Passat GTE estate last December. Every year I shop around for a better deal but this year I was specifically looking for a tariff that would give me cheaper electricity at night, Octopus Go was the only one I could find! Day rates were actually comparable if not cheaper than what I was getting from E.ON (around 15p/kWh), but a night rate of 5p/kWh was a big draw for me. I do 95% of my 22-mile commute on electricity (100% in the summer, less the rest of the year) and the savings compared to my old mild-hybrid Yaris are substantial. Before switching to this tariff I would charge as soon as I came home, as I run the battery down as much as I can during my commute and would want some juice in case I decided to pop out, this cheaper night tariff makes sure I only charge during the day if I need to. Due to this tariff we have also now taken to running our dishwasher and washing machine at night (using a special night cycle for the latter) for further cost savings! MATTI JOUHKIMO Since we got our ID.3 in December, we thought about changing to market-priced exchange electricity, but since our deal was fixed until February 2023 we couldn't. Turned out to be blessing in disguise, since prices are now through the roof, we pay no monthly payment and fixed 4,28c/kWh from electricity and another 4,07c/kWh for transfer (which you can't have a tender on in Finland), so with taxes we pay 11,14 c/kWh. We shop for the best prices every 2 years when contracts end. All 100% CO₂ free. ALAN NORTHCUTT i don't believe your audience of EV enthusiasts always places saving money as the top priority. when i lived in an apartment, even before i owned the Bolt or Model 3, i chose an electricity plan that was 100% renewable. cost was secondary. now that i live in a house and drive electric, i have rooftop solar that covers my power needs during sunny months. STEVE SHADE Just got offered TOU, Time-Of-Use, residential electric pricing. By scheduling my Bolt to charge overnight up to 6AM I will pay 0,096USD/KWh versus 0,132USD/KWh a 27% savings (did I use the commas instead of periods correctly?) (why do Americans say zee?) I drive my 2019 Bolt 20.000 miles/year at a great rate of 4,5 miles/KWh (max 45MPH low hills) using 4.444KWh/year TOU "Super-Off-Peak 12AM-6AM" saving 27% over regular rates: 160USD savings per year (586 - 426) on charging my Bolt alone. IAN SEAR We changed tariffs when we got our EVs, we moved to the Octopus Go which gives you very cheap electricity over night i.e. 5p per KWh, 13p during the day and a daily fixed charge of 25p, I didnt want the risk of a variable tariff I'm too small C conservative. This was inconvenient as the time window was 12:30-4:30, fine for charging cars but we found we were putting on dishwashers, hot tub and washing machine on late and it wasnt perfect, we then got a Tesla Powerwall and found it helped. We then got on the "Go Faster" tariff which had a longer period of lower cost, (5 hours) but at a slightly higher cost at 5.5p. With the battery and charging cars overnight I've found I can shift 95% of my consumption to the night. We are on average paying about 7p per Kw/h blended price. We also have Solar with a FiT payment so the new tariffs that pay you for your solar generation aren't applicable but if I was starting from scratch Id definitely get a battery and as much solar as I could fit on the roof. A bit annoying we havent got V2G V2H out of the experimental stage. A small home battery or V2G would mean you use all your own Solar. SCOTT VAN NIEKERK I'm excited. I'm in the waiting room for a Tesla model Y ordered at the beginning of October expecting delivery in March 2022. I called my electric company and asked them to switch out the basic meter for day/night charging dual rate. It's a little more expensive during the day and 50% less expensive at night! It's a no brainer right?!
Show #1262 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 31st October. 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. HOW EARLY FSD ADOPTERS WERE LEFT BEHIND IN LIMBO - Elon Musk, for his part, has assured FSD buyers that their vehicles would have the necessary hardware when Tesla achieves full autonomy. And to some degree, Musk has stayed true to his word. Owners of older vehicles that purchased FSD were provided a free upgrade to Hardware 3.0. Tesla, however, has introduced its MCU1 to MCU2 retrofit as a paid upgrade. Quite unsurprisingly, some early FSD adopters opted out of the optional infotainment system update. This has proven to be problematic. - One prevalent theme among the early FSD adopters who contacted Teslarati with their stories was the lack of communication on Tesla's part. This is something that has been reported by longtime Tesla owners for some time now. And while it is understandable that Tesla is juggling a lot of balls in the air as it expands its business to other countries and other segments, having a responsive communications team, or at least investing some of its funds into the creation of one, would definitely not hurt. Original Source : https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-fsd-beta-missing-feaures-mcu1-limbo/ EV CANNONBALL RECORD SHATTERED BY DUO IN RENTED TESLA MODEL S - Doing so required a Herculean effort. Levenson, founder of EV promotion and rental company The Kilowatts, planned the run as part of his broader mission to demonstrate the capability and excitement of modern EVs. He'd partially accomplished that back in 2017, but because he was an employee of Tesla at the time, he did it mostly on the down-low. Now, he can share his story - His official record, set with friend and co-driver Josh Allen on October 22, 2021 in a 2021 Tesla Model S Long Range, would be 42 hours and 17 minutes. That beats the previous coast-to-coast electric vehicle record of 44 hours and 26—set in a Porsche Taycan—by over 2 hours. - He'd usually arrive with less than 10 percent charge and leave with around 50 percent. Those took an average of 18 minutes across his 24 stops, a total of just over seven hours sitting still. - Levenson swapped the wheels for the run, ditching the less efficient 21-inch wheels in favor of Tesla's more aerodynamic 19-inch "Tempest" ones. Original Source : https://www.roadandtrack.com/news/a38095522/ev-cannonball-record-tesla-model-s/ TESLA MODEL S PLAID COMPLETE 0-100% SUPERCHARGING ANALYSIS - Earlier in the week, we conducted the InsideEVs 70-mph range test on a 2021 Tesla Model S Plaid, in which the vehicle went 300 miles from 100% to 0% state of charge. Since we began and ended the range test at a supercharger, at the conclusion of the range test we had the opportunity to record a full 0% to 100% charging session on a V3 supercharger station. - Upon plugging in, the Plaid immediately shot up to 147 kW and then gradually crept up to the 250 kW maximum charge rate. That happened after two and a half minutes when the Plaid was at 5% state of charge. It then held the 250 kW maximum charge rate for 7 minutes, and at that point, the state of charge was 33%. - The new Model S will charge from 0 to 78% in 30 minutes, and it then takes another 30 minutes to add the final ~22%, further proving that if you really don't need the extra range, it's much better to unplug and move on after 20 to 30 minutes of charging. - The Plaid reaches 80% SOC in 31.5 minutes and the charge rate is down to 70kW. Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/544379/tesla-model-s-plaid-supercharging/ WHEN ASKED TO STOP LOBBYIST EFFORTS AGAINST ELECTRIC VEHICLES, BIG OIL STAYS SILENT - The CEOs of BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil and Shell appeared before the Committee on Oversight and Reform on Thursday to answer questions about their alleged part in the spread of disinformation about the role of fossil fuels in global warming. - Also in attendance was the president of the American Petroleum Institute (API), a nonprofit lobbying entity for the oil industry - One of the API's recent efforts includes a campaign against electric vehicles. - California Congressman Ro Khanna pressed Shell President Gretchen Watkins on whether she would agree to tell API President Mike Sommers to cease his agency's campaign against electric vehicles. Watkins stopped short of making that declaration, saying, "There are several places where we are not fully aligned with the API." - The CEOs of BP, Exxon, and Chevron also declined to outright ask the API to pull its campaign funding. Khanna asked them if they would leave the API if it continued its lobbying against electric vehicles. They all remained silent. - The API boasts revenue of over $238 million, according to its most recent tax filing. The Guardian reported in July that Shell gave the agency $10 million, noting that BP, Chevron and Exxon were also major contributors, despite their contribution sums remaining private. Original Source : https://www.newsweek.com/when-asked-stop-lobbyist-efforts-against-electric-vehicles-big-oil-stays-silent-1643644 SK INNOVATION TO DEVELOP ALL-SOLID-STATE BATTERIES WITH US FIRM - SK Innovation Co., a South Korean battery maker, said Thursday it will develop and produce all-solid-state batteries with a US firm, in a bid to expand its foothold in the next-generation battery market. - Under the joint venture deal with Solid Power, a Colorado-based solid-state battery developer, SK Innovation will invest $30 million to acquire a stake in the American company - If the target energy density is achieved, it will mean higher performance by about 33 percent than that of lithium-ion batteries, the company said. Original Source : http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20211028000655&np=7&mp=1 CHINESE ELECTRIC VEHICLE MAKER BYD LAUNCHES $1.8 BILLION RAISE Original Source : https://kfgo.com/2021/10/29/chinese-electric-vehicle-maker-byd-launches-1-8-billion-capital-raising-term-sheet/ CHINA CLAIMS TITLE OF HAVING WORLD'S LARGEST EV CHARGING NETWORK Original Source : https://electrek.co/2021/10/29/china-claims-title-of-having-worlds-largest-ev-charging-network/ 5 CHARTS EXPLAINING THE FUTURE OF EV BATTERIES Original Source : https://www.morningbrew.com/emerging-tech/stories/2021/10/28/5-charts-explaining-the-future-of-ev-batteries-the-backbone-of-the-electric-transition BUILDING OUT EV CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE: Q&A WITH NYC'S ELECTRIC VEHICLE POLICY DIRECTOR Original Source : https://www.forbes.com/sites/stacynoblet/2021/10/28/qa-with-mark-simon-director-electric-vehicle-policy-nyc-dot-on-building-ev-charging-infrastructure/ NEW QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM With the COP26 climate summit now underway in Scotland, what would you like to tell the politicians or the rule makers about electric cars? Email me your thoughts and I'll read them out on Sunday – firstname.lastname@example.org 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/
Producer/Host: Steve Kahl -Overview of how EVs work -Models on the market -Tax credits and rebates Guests: Michael Stoddard, Director of Efficiency Maine Tim Sample, Maine humorist and ‘car guy', helping Efficiency Maine with PSA on EVs About the host: Steve Kahl is Professor of Science at Thomas College where he teaches environmental and energy courses and advises the student sustainability club. He writes the monthly ‘Sustainability Minute' email which is distributed to over 1,200 readers. He is a member of the Quarry Road Recreational Area board of directors where he is advocating for a net-zero energy new welcome center. He has advised the board of WERU on the current plan for the station to become 100% solar powered in 2020. Steve is a member of the Green Campus Coalition of Maine, the working group of sustainability directors at Maine college campuses. Steve's past positions include Sustainability Director at Unity College where he developed a plan for the college to become 100% solar powered and earned the college the prestigious STARS Gold ranking with the American Association of Sustainability in Higher Education. Before that, he was Director of Environmental and Energy Strategies for the James Sewall Company of Old Town where he led a Maine Technology Institute research project that found that Maine could be 79% solar powered if all suitably-oriented rooftops had solar PV panels. Prior to moving home to Maine, he was a member of the Energy Commission in Plymouth NH where he was obtained funding for the renovation of a town office building to net-zero energy and the installation of 160 KW of solar PV panels on town properties included a major PV array at the sewage treatment plant that offsets 40% of its electrical costs. In his own home, he has installed two air-source heat pumps to completely eliminate heating oil, a hybrid hot water heater to reduce his water heating costs by 70%, and insulated the basement and attic to further reduce energy consumption and increase comfort. He would like to install rooftop solar panels but so far his shade trees that also produce maple syrup each year have convinced him otherwise. However, he has solar panels on his summer place at the lake and hasn’t paid for any electricity there since 2011. Steve has a Ph.D. in Earth Sciences from the University of Maine. The post Power for the People RETURNS! 10/29/21: Electric Vehicles first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.
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Show #1259 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 28th October. 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 Producer DANIEL HARRIS NEW RANGE ROVER WORLD PREMIERE FEATURES PHEV, NO BEV (YET) Every nameplate will be available with pure-electric propulsion by the end of the decade, helping Jaguar Land Rover achieve net zero carbon across its products, operations and supply chain by 2039. - It is available with a choice of efficient mild-hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains and four, five or seven-seat interiors across Standard and Long Wheelbase body designs. A pure-electric Range Rover – the first all-electric Land Rover – will join the line-up in 2024. - The extended Range plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) powertrains provide CO2 emissions below 30g/km, with a WLTP certified pure-electric driving range of up to 100km (62 miles). They deliver an expected real-world pure-electric driving range of up to 80km (50 miles) – enough for typical Range Rover customers to complete up to 75 per cent of trips using electric power only - MLA-Flex can accommodate internal combustion, plug-in hybrid and 100 per cent electric powertrains. It represents the next step in Land Rover's simplified architecture strategy as part of the move to deliver greater powertrain flexibility Original Source : https://media.jaguarlandrover.com/news/2021/10/new-range-rover-world-premiere-breathtaking-modernity-peerless-refinement-and - The purely electric successor to the Jaguar XJ is also to be based on this platform – this was announced for 2020, but has not been presented to date. However, the electric limousine is likely to come onto the market before the purely electric Range Rover, after all, Jaguar is to become a pure electric vehicle brand from 2025. Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2021/10/27/new-range-rover-to-drop-with-two-phev-variants/ 2024 RANGE ROVER EV: BMW IX RIVAL COULD GET FCEV OPTION - Interestingly, Land Rover programme director Nick Miller told Autocar that the MLA architecture can also readily accommodate a hydrogen powertrain, which means a Range Rover FCEV could be on the cards as the company's Project Zeus hydrogen development programme continues. - The electric Range Rover could be one of the first production models to benefit from a new development partnership between JLR and BMW, which will see the German and British firms collaborate on electricdrive systems. Whether these systems will bear any relation to those used by BMW's current EVs – or indeed Jaguar's own I-Pace – is unclear, but it is almost certain that an electric Range Rover would feature two driven axles and have similar power figures to the most potent combustion car. Original Source : https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/2024-range-rover-ev-bmw-ix-rival-could-get-fcev-option NEW 2022 RANGE ROVER OFFICIALLY UNWRAPPED AT LONDON EVENT - Around three months after launch, these will be joined by a petrol-electric plug-in hybrid option with a new 38.2kWh battery that has a WLTP-certified electric range of 62 miles, giving the Range Rover one of the longest electric ranges of any PHEV on sale. The new ‘Extended Range' PHEV variant, based on a six-cylinder engine for the first time, offers combined outputs of either 434bhp and 457lb ft or 503bhp and 516lb ft, and is estimated to be capable of covering 75% of all journeys with the engine off, according to Land Rover's research. It is also equipped with 50kW charging capacity, so an 80% charge can be achieved in less than an hour, while a brake regeneration system helps top up the battery – which is located under the floor for optimal weight distribution – when on the move. Original Source : https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/new-land-rover-range-rover-2021 2022 Range Rover sees sleek redesign, previews 2023 PHEV trim | Driving - Canadian pricing starts at $126,400 for the short-wheelbase P400. Moving up to the P530 with V8 bumps that up to $139,300, or $145,000 in seven-seat long-wheelbase configuration. The premium Autobiography spec of that higher trim costs $174,800 for the SWB, or $177,200 for the LWB. A First Edition tops the Range range at $182,000. Original Source : https://driving.ca/auto-news/news/2022-range-rover-sees-by-sleek-redesign-to-be-followed-by-2023-phev Your Tesla is arriving now | Uber Newsroom - Today, it goes electric: Hertz will make up to 50,000 fully electric Teslas available for drivers to rent by 2023, exclusively for drivers using the Uber network in the US. This is the largest expansion of electric vehicles (EVs) on a mobility platform in North America and one of the largest globally, marking another step towards Uber's zero-emissions goal. - Starting November 1, drivers can rent Teslas through Hertz's rental program in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and Washington, DC, with a nationwide expansion in the following weeks. This will expose more consumers to the EV experience than ever, as riders who use Uber start seeing Teslas more frequently throughout the holidays. - Tesla rentals will start out at $334 a week and fall to $299 or lower as the program gets underway. This includes insurance and maintenance and is the best deal available in the market today for drivers looking to rent a Tesla. For the initial launch period, Hertz requires that drivers have at least a 4.7-star rating and have completed at least 150 trips to be eligible. - While most drivers who use Uber own their cars, many don't. That's why Hertz has worked with Uber to offer vehicle rental options since 2016. Original Source : https://www.uber.com/newsroom/hertztesla/ MERCEDES BETS ENTRY-LEVEL EV BUYERS WILL ACCEPT SHORTER RANGE - Kallenius is betting consumers will accept shorter driving ranges for cheaper models as prices for key materials rise. - The world's biggest luxury-car maker will use lithium-iron-phosphate batteries for its next generation of models like the EQA and EQB from 2024 and 2025, Chief Executive Officer Ola Kallenius said in an interview in Atlanta. - Most of the auto industry relies on nickel and cobalt in lithium-ion batteries to boost electric car performance. Yet supplies of both materials are constrained. Nickel, which helps provide power and range, is also prone to fire, a risk the industry is spending billions to control. - Mercedes-Benz will shift to cheaper but less powerful batteries to contain soaring prices for some metals in its range of entry-level models. - CATL also supplies the nickel-based batteries in the Mercedes EQS. CATL and Mercedes have an agreement that includes LFP batteries using CATL's “cell-to-pack” engineering, which saves on weight and cost by integrating cells directly into a battery pack. Original Source : https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/mercedes-bets-entry-level-ev-030000819.html CHIEFS OF SAMSUNG SDI, STELLANTIS MEET IN HUNGARY FOLLOWING US BATTERY PLANT DEAL - The Hungary plant, established in 2001, produced cathode ray tubes and plasma display panels for television sets, before being converted to a lithium ion battery production facility in 2016. Since last month, it has been producing Samsung SDI's high-performance "Gen.5." - The chiefs of South Korean battery maker Samsung SDI Co. and global automaker Stallantis N.V. have met in Hungary, company officials said Wednesday, days after announcing a partnership to build an electric vehicle (EV) battery plant in the United States. - The meeting between Samsung SDI CEO Jun Young-hyun and Carlos Tavares, CEO of Stellantis, came after the two companies announced a plan to jointly build an EV battery plant in the US, with the production to begin in the first half of 2025. It will be Samsung SDI's first EV plant in the US Original Source : http://m.koreaherald.com/amp/view.php?ud=20211027000377 SAMSUNG SDI IS ALREADY PRODUCING HIGH-NICKEL CONTENT BATTERY CELLS - The Gen 5 prismatic battery cells are already being produced in Europe (Hungary) and could be used to give the BMW i3 its long awaited range upgrade. The FIAT 500 that currently uses the same 120 Ah cells as the BMW i3 could also benefit from an upgrade to the more energy dense Gen 5 cells. With the upgrade both electric cars could surpass 400 km of WLTP range and get a faster charging rate (above 100 kW). Original Source : https://pushevs.com/2021/06/09/samsung-sdi-is-already-producing-high-nickel-content-battery-cells/ TESLA'S UPCOMING NEW CAR PAINT COLORS REVEALED IN ITS APP UPDATE Original Source : https://electrek.co/2021/10/26/tesla-new-car-paint-colors-revealed-app-update/ THE WORLD'S FIRST SOLAR-POWERED STEEL MILL IS HERE Original Source : https://gizmodo.com/the-world-s-first-solar-powered-steel-mill-is-here-1847908119 CITROEN AMI CARGO ELECTRIC CONFIRMED FOR UK SALE IN 2022 Original Source : https://electriccarsreport.com/2021/10/citroen-ami-cargo-electric-confirmed-for-uk-sale-in-2022/ TAKE A LOOK AT THE TRAILER FOR TOP GEAR SERIES 31 - The EQC is part of an electric car triple test and, like the Grand Tour's Lochdown special, it involves taking caravans off-road. Paddy, Chris and Freddie test it against a Polestar 2 and Audi e-tron Sportback. Original Source : https://www.carthrottle.com/post/take-a-look-at-the-trailer-for-top-gear-series-31/ MORE URBAN CHARGERS WILL PROMPT EV ADOPTION Original Source : https://www.govtech.com/fs/more-urban-chargers-will-prompt-ev-adoption-experts-say NEW QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM How many of the podcast listeners have changed their electricity tariff after buying an electric vehicle? And how many of your regularly change electricity to get the best deal, if that's possible where you live? How much interest do you take in your electricity supply? Email me your thoughts and I'll read them out on Sunday – email@example.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/
Show #1258 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 27th October. 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 Producer ANDREW ROBERTON JAGUAR LAND ROVER INTEND TO JOIN TESLA'S EU CO2 POOL FOR 2021 - Tesla have found a new partner to join its EU CO2 pool for 2021. British-based and Tata owned Jaguar Land Rover intend to form a CO2 pool with the Elon Musk-run company for 2021, alongside Honda that were part of Tesla's pool last year. - Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) under the shadow of the semiconductor shortage have likely concluded that they are more willing to derail their CO2 compliance targets in order to help their underlying profits from their higher emitting profitable models than sacrifice these in order to meet their compliance targets. - JLR also intend to join the Tesla/Honda UK-only pool for 2021 according to UK government data. - This is the first year UK only CO2 targets – largely carried over from the European system – will be enforced following the transition period which ended at the end of 2020. Last year JLR failed to meet its EU CO2 obligation goal, attributing 35 million GBP to fines for this according to JLR. Original Source : https://www.schmidtmatthias.de/post/exclusive-jaguar-land-rover-intend-to-join-tesla-s-eu-co2-pool-for-2021 GM TO RESUME LIMITED PRODUCTION AT EV PLANT IN MICHIGAN - General Motors Co (GM.N) said on Tuesday it will resume limited production for two weeks at its Orion Assembly plant in Michigan, which has been shuttered since August and builds the electric vehicle Chevrolet Bolt. - GM said limited production will start Nov. 1 to help optimize battery production and supply chain repair logistics, including providing vehicles to be used as courtesy transportation for customers during recall repairs. - GM disclosed this month its partner South Korea's LG Electronics (066570.KS) agreed to reimburse it for the $2 billion estimated costs and expenses - GM and LG said in April they would build a $2.3 billion battery factory in Spring Hill, Tennessee similar to the companies' Ultium Cells joint-venture plant in Lordstown, Ohio. Original Source : https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/gm-resume-limited-production-ev-plant-michigan-2021-10-26 GM AND DEALERS TEAM UP TO DEPLOY 40,000 ULTIUM CHARGING STATIONS - GM has announced a new EV charging infrastructure initiative to install up to 40,000 Level 2 EV chargers across the United States and Canada. According to the ambitious "Dealer Community Charging Program," GM and its dealers will work together to expand access to charging in local communities, including in underserved, rural and urban areas where EV charging access is often limited. - Involving dealers in this program is a logical approach seeing as nearly 90 percent of the US population lives within 10 miles (16 km) of a GM dealership, according to the automaker. GM will be giving each of its EV dealers up to 10 Ultium Level 2 destination charging stations and will be working with them to deploy the chargers at key locations throughout their local communities. - these charging stations will be available to all EV customers Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/543214/gm-dealers-40000-ultium-chargers - The "Ultium" brand name of GM's all-new EV platform, propulsion components and charging ecosystem will soon expand to include a family of three Ultium Chargers for residential and commercial use developed with leading vehicle charging specialist CTEK. - The Ultium Chargers will include an 11.5 kilowatt/48-amp smart charger, 11.5 kW/48-amp premium smart charger and a 19.2 kW/80-amp premium smart charger. The two premium models include a customizable touchscreen and an embedded camera.All three Ultium chargers are Energy Star Certified, with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. Each charger features dynamic load balancing and can be upgraded over time through over-the-air software updates with automatic download capabilities. - To help offset the cost of installing a home charger, customers will be able to roll the price into their GM vehicle financing or leasing plans. Original Source : https://www.futurecar.com/4955/General-Motors-to-Install-40000-Level-2-EV-Charging-Stations-in-North-America-as-Part-of-its-New-Dealer-Community-Charging-Program VW RUNS OUT OF EVS - Originally, Volkswagen had called on its managers to choose cars that were as CO2-friendly as possible as company cars. A special rule on this was already softened in June due to the lack of available EV models. - Now the situation has apparently worsened due to the electric boom and the chip shortage: Volkswagen just informed its approximately 18,000 managers that electric and hybrid models will “probably not be available for order” as company cars until the end of 2022. Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2021/10/26/vw-runs-out-of-evs VOLKSWAGEN GROUP — KING OF ELECTRIC CAR SALES IN EUROPE “In the 3rd quarter of the year, in 10 countries where comprehensive data is publicly available, Volkswagen Group accounted for 27.3% of electric vehicle sales. Tesla was #2 on the list with 15.9% of sales, and Stellantis was 3rd with 13.2%.” “Aside from Volkswagen Group and Tesla, Stellantis (13.2% of BEV sales), the Hyundai–Kia collab (11.9% of BEV sales), and the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance (10.3% of BEV sales) are above 10% of the BEV sales in these 10 countries. The only other automotive groups above 5% are Daimler (5.7%) and BMW Group (5.3%).” Original Source : https://cleantechnica.com/2021/10/26/volkswagen-group-king-of-electric-car-sales-in-europe/ STUDENT TRANSPORTATION OF CANADA PLACES ORDER FOR 1,000 LION ELECTRIC SCHOOL BUSES - The Lion Electric Company, a manufacturer of all-electric medium and heavy-duty urban vehicles, has received a conditional purchase order for 1,000 all-electric LionC school buses from Student Transportation of Canada (STC). - Under the ZETF program, the Government of Canada aims to invest $2.75 billion over five years to support public transit and school bus operators in the transition to electrification. - Deliveries would begin in 2022 and occur through the first half of 2026. These electric buses would replace existing diesel vehicles within STC's Canadian fleet. Lion estimates that the deployment of 1,000 all-electric school buses would help eliminate approximately 23,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year. Original Source : https://ngtnews.com/student-transportation-of-canada-places-order-for-1000-lion-electric-school-buses ALASKA AIR DONATES PLANE FOR HYDROGEN-POWERED FLIGHT - Alaska said Tuesday it will donate one of its retired Q400 turboprops as a development project to ZeroAvia, a U.K-based startup that aims to integrate hydrogen fuel cells with electric motors to power aircraft. - The planned zero-carbon-emitting, hydrogen-fueled electric propulsion system is in the early developmental stage. ZeroAvia's goal is to deploy it initially on small private planes, eventually working up to 76-seat regional aircraft like the Q400 that flies for Alaska's Horizon Air subsidiary. - Alaska said it will collaborate with ZeroAvia to scale up its technology to produce a system capable of powering the Q400 with a range of 500 miles. ZeroAvia said it will set up a location in the Seattle area to support the Q400 project. Original Source : https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/alaska-air-donates-old-turboprop-plane-to-project-for-hydrogen-powered-flight/ AUDI Q6 E-TRON SPY SHOTS: ELECTRIC PORSCHE MACAN'S AUDI TWIN SPOTTED Original Source : https://www.motorauthority.com/news/1065042_2023-audi-q6-e-tron-spy-shots-video GLOBAL EV GROUP SETS STANDARDS FOR PRICING USED BATTERIES Original Source : https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Automobiles/Global-EV-group-sets-standards-for-pricing-used-batteries UBER AND WALLBOX TEAM UP Original Source : https://wallbox.com/en_uk/press-room/uber-and-wallbox-team-up-on-the-road-to-zero-emissions.html HUAWEI HARMONYOS POWERED ARCFOX ALPHA S EV TO BEGIN SHIPPING IN 2021 Original Source : https://www.gizmochina.com/2021/10/25/huawei-harmonyos-powered-arcfox-alpha-s-ev-to-begin-shipping-in-q4-2021/ FORD F-150 LIGHTNING PRODUCTION ISN'T DELAYED Original Source : https://pickuptrucktalk.com/2021/10/no-the-ford-f-150-lightning-production-isnt-delayed/ CHARIN ANNOUNCES 5TH NORTH AMERICA CONFERENCE AND TESTIVAL ON NOVEMBER 16-18, 2021 Original Source : https://www.wcax.com/prnewswire/2021/10/26/charin-announces-5th-north-america-conference-testival-november-16-18-2021/ NEW QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM How many of the podcast listeners have changed their electricity tariff after buying an electric vehicle? And how many of your regularly change electricity to get the best deal, if that's possible where you live? How much interest do you take in your electricity supply? Email me your thoughts and I'll read them out on Sunday – firstname.lastname@example.org 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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00:00 Intro10:25 Amazon Freight: Startup with an Amazon12:53 Amazon Advertising Test Opportunity: DSP - Demand Side Platform14:05 Advice on changing locked fields15:33 In VC, what flat file to use for changes to category field & other fields17:45 Making bundles from other brands, what brand/manufacturer do I enter when adding the listing18:55 On flat files for listing edits, when do you use the UPDATE option over a PARTIAL UPDATE20:30 GTIN exemption vs GS1 UPCs, why UPC route would be better for only a couple of SKUs21:28 Do you have any video samples showing the process and your submissions to kick off unauthorized sellers on one of your or your client's listings22:38 Are you using Helium10's new feature "title density" for any of your listing optimizations22:49 How many characters can Alt Test for image have? Do the word index that on the image24:28 Do you suggest using the (Shipping Settings Automation) for self-fulfilled products25:07 I sell 300 units from 1 product using FBA, if converted to FBM, approximately how many units will be sold, FBA higher price because of the shipping25:44 I shipped 30 products in 1 box to AMZ. They say there were 31 in the box - shipment still receiving after 2 weeks. If true, items do not have FNSKU only bard code on the label26:55 I want to open a Walmart seller account, what is the application activation time? Is it very hard to get approved? Any tip signing up28:00 We provide a customer service number with our product. If the customer calls and asks for a refund, will issuing a refund without AMZ being in the loop cause a problem28:59 Do you have a recommendation for liability insurance? Amazon is asking for a COI. How much should I expect to pay every month30: 22 Does your brand store content (verbiage + alt-text) have ranking power and help w/ indexingHow do I set up PPC campaigns for the 1st time via Excel spreadsheet upload vs. manually31:10 How do I set up PPC campaigns for the 1st time via Excel spreadsheet upload vs. manually31:53 My product has color variations. Swatches are not showing on the listings. I included the link to the images for the swatch in the flat file and uploaded it. It was saved in the backend but still don't show on the listing33:10 Will a partial refund count as a full refund in Amazon return/refund percentages stats33:38 When I view products in the Brand section on Seller Central on Amazon, it shows Office Products behind my brand name. How do I check if my product is really in Office Products instead of Arts & Crafts35:32 What is your acceptable defective rate for inspection of your product? What do you do if the report failed or is higher than the AQL you set36:39 AMZ lost my shipment37:51 I suddenly lost organic ranking for one of my main KW over a month ago. I was page one for this KW and not it doesn't even show in search40:40 In broad, I convert for a search term really well and the root KW is my mos profitable and highest seller but in phrase and exact, I have below 0.2 CTR and hardly any sales42:01 ASIN REVIEW: B08PSBYXHS47:07 I'm trying to ship pallets to AMZ w/ a mixture of the following: Single SKU in single boxes stacked onto the pallet, and also clear bags w/ product inside packed into boxes. All the clear bags contain the same SKU48:02 As an employee, does Steven allow you and others to launch your own products/brand48:48 My product is not indexing when you search the ASIN+KW out of its category. Should I try a partial upload flat file to update the product type to the right one49:34 I have updated my title, bullets, description but haven't received more indexingSupport the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/myamazonguy)
Show #1256 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 25th October. 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. MKBHD DRIVES RIVIAN R1T “It's just hitting the streets and for the next 24 hours, I'm going to drive it. I'm going to live with it, spend some time with it, and then I'm going to try to answer all of the questions people have had about it that I possibly can. And there are a lot of questions, because this is a very hyped up vehicle, this is maybe the most promising of any of the EVs coming out of the start-ups. This I think is the most interesting of all of them right now, thanks in part by their background with Amazon and Ford. The basic specs are this: it's quad motors, one on each 21 inch all-terrain wheel, 314 miles of range, 0 to 60 in three seconds flat, which is hilariously quick for pickup truck. And then this is the launch edition with the adventure package, which includes a lot of the most premium interior finishes. It has the off-road upgrade and pretty much all the options. So it starts at just over $70,000 and it can quickly jump up into mid eighties or 90 plus from there. So definitely premium, but it's packing a lot of stuff that makes it feel worth the price.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1uYhkMRLWg ELON MUSK TWEETS THAT TESLA IS ROLLING BACK ‘FULL SELF-DRIVING' - Tesla is dialing back its Full Self-Driving software, CEO Elon Musk said Sunday, after discovering software bugs in the new batch of the software beta. The company had rolled out a new version of its driver-assistance software to an expanded group of users over the weekend, but Musk said that it proved problematic and that the company was working on fixes. - Users reported sporadic issues including hard braking events, forward collision warnings and other system misfires that had not been present in previous versions. Original Source : https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/10/24/tesla-full-self-driving-musk Elon Musk on Twitter: “Regression in some left turns at traffic lights found by internal QA in 10.3. Fix in work, probably releasing tomorrow. Seeing some issues with 10.3, so rolling back to 10.2 temporarily. Please note, this is to be expected with beta software. It is impossible to test all hardware configs in all conditions with internal QA, hence public beta.” Original Source : https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1451907229796417542 - While several posters said the 10.3 update introduces phantom forward collision warnings (FCW), other issues noted included a disappearing Autosteer option, traffic aware cruise control (TACC) problems, and occasional AutoPilot panic. It's unclear how common these problems are and which ones, if any, caused the rollback, but Musk responded to a tweet about the Autosteer and TACC issues saying the company is working on it. Original Source : https://www.theverge.com/2021/10/24/22743628/elon-musk-tesla-fsd-beta-10-3-rollback-issues-phantom-fcw - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (TSLA.O) said Monday it was aware of reported changes to Tesla's Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta advanced driver assistance system and had contacted the automaker for more information. Original Source : https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/us-agency-asks-tesla-about-changes-driver-assistance-system-2021-10-25/ NTSB CHAIR CALLS ON ELON MUSK TO CHANGE DESIGN OF TESLA AUTOPILOT - National Transportation Safety Board Chairwoman Jennifer Homendy has called on Tesla to change the design of its advanced driver assistance system to ensure it cannot be misused by drivers, according to a letter sent to the company's CEO Elon Musk. - The letter, which TechCrunch has viewed, expressed concern that Tesla has yet to implement two safety recommendations that the NTSB issued more than four years ago. The urgency to address those safety recommendations has increased now that Tesla is rolling out more automated driving functions through its so-called “Full Self-Driving” software beta. - The NTSB can only make recommendations and does not have the authority to enforce existing laws or make policy. - Homendy also noted that it sent five other automakers that have vehicles with Level 2 driving automation systems a recommendation to apply ways to engage and alert the driver. Those five manufacturers responded to NTSB and described the action they planned to take or were taking to better monitor a driver's level of engagement, according to Homendy's letter to Musk. Original Source : https://techcrunch.com/2021/10/25/ntsb-chair-elon-musk-change-tesla-autopilot/ LUCID AIR DREAM EDITION DELIVERIES RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER - Lucid has released a photo of a vehicle carrier with six fully packaged Lucid Air electric cars on their way to a destination. We guess that those are the first customer cars - Lucid Air Dream Edition - that within the coming days or weeks will be delivered. The company said a month ago that the first deliveries are expected in October so only several days are left to fulfil the promise. - The production of the Lucid Air started on September 28 in Casa Grande, Arizona, so it's now been almost a month of a careful ramp up of this all-new, luxury EV. - Lucid had over 13,000 reservations for the Air when it started production, but we assume that the beginning will be slow, as quality control and satisfaction must be prioritized. - The initial production run will be 520 Dream Edition units (Range or Performance versions) after which Lucid will move to more regular types and more and more affordable versions - Air Grand Touring, Air Touring and Air. Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/543022/lucid-air-dream-edition-coming/ SAIC-VW LAUNCHES ID.3 SALES IN CHINA - Volkswagen has started selling the ID.3 in China. Three variants are offered at prices starting at 159,888 yuan, the equivalent of about 21,500 euros. As reported, the compact electric car is produced locally by SAIC Volkswagen in Anting. - According to the Chinese electric car portal CnEVPost, sales of the ID.3 began on Friday. The entry-level variant is said to cost 159,888 yuan (around 21,500 euros), the other two variants 173,888 yuan (around 23,400 euros) each. The portal does not provide details on these variants. However, various media report that they are both models with 125-kW and 310-Nm rear-wheel drive and the medium-sized 58-kWh battery. Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2021/10/24/saic-vw-launches-id-3-sales-in-china/ VW ID5 GTX ARRIVES NOV 3RD Volkswagen News on Twitter: "Ready for a Berlin night?
Show #1251 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 22nd October. 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 SUPERCHARGING NETWORK TO TRIPLE Drew Baglino, Tesla's senior vice president of powertrain and battery engineering: "On the Supercharger side, the supercharging team monitors congestion and plans expansion to ensure customer experience with minimal wait times alongside the growth in our vehicle fleet. While we certainly have work to do in expanding capacity in some congested areas, average congestion on the network has decreased over the past 18 months. Nonetheless, we're not standing still. We are executing on accelerating expansion plans globally. The network has doubled in the last 18 months, and we are planning to triple it over the next two years. And even so on an individual-site basis to combat existing congestion more quickly where it is isolated and problematic, we expedite local relief sites, deploy mobile Superchargers, and we try to introduce pricing strategies that encourage more off-peak usage to avoid the waiting." There are 29,281 Superchargers and 3,254 locations worldwide. TESLA'S DRIVING DATA STORAGE SYSTEM HACKED BY DUTCH INVESTIGATORS "A team of Dutch forensic researchers have decrypted Tesla's data storage system, providing access to a trove of information that could be useful in crash investigations. (The news was first reported by Reuters.) It's no secret that Tesla records information about its customers' driving behavior, both to improve its advanced driver assistance system, Autopilot, and also in the event of a crash, to provide to investigators." says The Verge: "Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) discovered that Tesla's vehicles store far more detailed data than previously known, including speed, accelerator pedal position, steering wheel angle, and brake usage. Some of this data can be stored for up to a year, the institute said. The team was investigating a crash involving a Tesla with Autopilot in use that had rear-ended another vehicle after it braked unexpectedly. Rather than seek the data from Tesla, the Dutch investigators chose to “reverse engineer” the company's data logs in order to “objectively” assess them. The NFI said that even though Tesla has complied with data requests from the government in the past, the company also left out a lot of data that could have proven useful." Read more: https://www.theverge.com/2021/10/21/22738747/tesla-driving-data-hack-dutch-investigators-autopilot TESLA GIGA BERLIN FACES FURTHER DELAY OWING TO REGULATORY PROCEDURES "A regional environmental ministry in Germany will conduct a repeat online consultation with local citizens to review objections to Tesla's Berlin manufacturing facility, Reuters reported on Thursday." says Benzinga: "The repeat consultation will run from Nov. 2 to Nov. 22 and is open to those who expressed an objection in previous public consultation rounds but were not satisfied with the response from Tesla or the environmental ministry, as per Reuters. The agency is carrying out some consultations again to address concerns that the earlier process did not comply with regulations. There were also concerns that citizens were not given enough information that the consultation would be digital. Objections submitted in the previous round will still be valid. The fresh consultation could further delay the production start at the Gigafactory Berlin." Read more: https://www.benzinga.com/government/21/10/23500299/tesla-giga-berlin-faces-further-delay-owing-to-regulatory-procedures BMW TO SOURCE HYDROGEN-PRODUCED STEEL FROM H2 GREEN STEEL "With the potential that hydrogen-produced steel has in decarbonising the supply chain for car manufacturing, BMW Group has revealed that it will source green, hydrogen-produced steel from Swedish start-up H2 Green Steel." writes h2-view.com: "With the steel production facility set to be constructed in the province of Norrbotten, Northern Sweden and close to the Arctic Circle, H2 Green Steel employs hydrogen produced using green power to remove oxygen from the iron oxide. The direct reduction of the iron ore produces almost no carbon with water the emission and will be used in BMW's manufacturing operations from 2025. In addition to this, BMW and H2 Green Steel have also agreed to create a closed-loop material cycle. Raw materials can then be used multiple times in a circular economy to protect natural resources." Read more: https://www.h2-view.com/story/bmw-to-source-hydrogen-produced-steel-from-h2-green-steel/ TOYOTA EXEC: NOT EVERYONE SHOULD DRIVE A BATTERY ELECTRIC VEHICLE "Many people are passionate about climate change, but not everybody should drive a battery electric vehicle as a means to combat climate change, Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) Chief Scientist Gill Pratt said on Thursday at the Reuters Events Automotive Summit. Pratt's comments, during a discussion on electric vehicles, appeared to amplify remarks made over the past year by Toyota President Akio Toyoda." reports Reuters: "Toyoda and other company officials have said that electric vehicles will play a greater role in reducing emissions, but other solutions should be used, Toyota's gasoline-electric hybrid models or hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric vehicles." Reuters adds: "Toyota was among major automakers that supported the Trump administration in its attempt to bar California from setting its own zero-emission requirements" Gill Pratt said: "It's not for us to predict which solution is the best." Read more: https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/toyota-exec-not-everyone-should-drive-battery-electric-vehicle-2021-10-21/ *AD BREAK* GM INAUGURATES NEW ULTIUM CENTER FACTORY IN CHINA "A few weeks after launching a marketing campaign for the Ultium platform in China, General Motors has just inaugurated the new Ultium Center factory in the city of Shanghai. The Ultium Center is qualified as a “super factory” that will produce entire battery systems and state-of-the-art motors for the automaker's upcoming fully electric vehicles in the Asian country." says GM Authority: "SAIC-GM, the US automaker's main joint venture in China, announced the start of operations at the new Ultium Center factory as a milestone for mass production of next-generation Buick, Cadillac and Chevrolet electric vehicles. As such, it will become the main supplier of powertrains and battery packs for Ultium EV platform-based electric vehicles built in China." Read more: https://gmauthority.com/blog/2021/10/gm-inaugurates-new-ultium-center-factory-in-china/ VOLTIA TO PRODUCE ELECTRIC VANS IN 2022 BASED ON STELLANTIS PLATFORM "Electric vehicle conversion company Voltia has announced the launch of five new electric XL van models. The new 11-cubic metre vans are based on the Stellantis platform for Peugeot, Citroën, Opel, Vauxhall and Toyota vehicles." reports electrive: "As with the well-known Voltia models based on the Nissan e-NV 200, the Slovakian specialist's conversions only affect the body, specifically the load compartment. While the Stellantis models and the Toyota are offered in three vehicle lengths (4.60 metres, 4.95 metres and 5.30 metres), Voltia uses only the 5.30-metre version. Voltia specifies a range of 280 kilometres for the large and 190 kilometres for the small battery. For the intended use, which is mainly in last-mile delivery, these values are sufficient. For AC charging, Voltia will offer both the 7.4 kW charger and the three-phase onboard charger with 11 kW." Read more: https://www.electrive.com/2021/10/21/voltia-to-produce-electric-vans-in-2022-based-on-stellantis-platform/ POLESTAR IS OFFERING TWO YEARS OF FREE DC-FAST CHARGING FROM ELECTRIFY AMERICA TO POLESTAR 2 DRIVERS "The free charging offer is being provided to all Polestar 2 owners, even those that have already purchased their vehicles or are still waiting to take delivery. Each free charging session will be good for 30 minutes, which is enough to provide a Polestar 2 with an optimal amount of charge when stopping on a long journey, according to Polestar. " reports FutureCar: "Drivers will be able to access the free charging offer through Electrify America's smartphone app using a unique enrollment code, from late October. Existing Polestar 2 owners will receive a communication from the company containing their enrollment codes or can visit their local Polestar Space retail showroom to get one. New customers will begin their two-year free charging period upon delivery." Read more: https://www.futurecar.com/4945/Polestar-is-Offering-Two-Years-of-Free-DC-Fast-Charging-From-Electrify-America-to-Polestar-2-Drivers ARE RECYCLED EV BATTERIES AS GOOD A NEW ONES? "A new study by Professor Yan Wang and a research team from the US Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC), in partnership with battery company A123 Systems, has found that batteries with recycled cathodes are as good as, or even better than brand new ones." says The NExt Web: "The recycled material ended up having a more microscopic porous structure, which makes it easier for lithium ions to slip in and out. According to the research, the new structure produced some amazing results: the batteries displayed the same energy density to those made with commercial cathodes, and showed a longer life by a whopping 53%. This makes it difficult to argue that batteries with recycled cathodes will leave you stranded in the middle of nowhere, calling for road assistance." Read more: https://thenextweb.com/news/are-recycled-ev-batteries-as-good-a-new-yes-thousand-times-yes NEW QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM When buying a used electric car, how do you feel about servicing? Do you want the previous person to have been back to a dealer every year? Do you care? Some manufacturers like Tesla don't even have a service schedule so how do you feel about buying a used EV and it's service history, or lack of. Email me your thoughts and I'll read them out on Sunday – email@example.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/
Show #1251 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 21st October. 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 POSTS RECORD REVENUE AND PROFITS IN THIRD QUARTER "The company reported $1.62 billion in (GAAP) net income for the quarter, the second time it has surpassed $1 billion. In the year-ago quarter, net income was $331 million. The record results were driven by improved gross margins of 30.5% on its automotive business and 26.6% overall, both of which are records for at least the last five quarters." writes CNBC: "Automotive revenue rose to $12.06 billion and costs of automotive revenue amounted to $8.38 billion for the quarter. Tesla also generated $806 million in revenue from its energy business, which combines solar and energy storage products, and $894 million in services and other revenue, which includes vehicle maintenance and repairs, auto insurance and sales of Tesla-branded merchandise among other things" "Tesla was aided by $279 million in sales of regulatory credits to rivals, although that number fell for the second straight quarter. CEO Elon Musk did not join the call, as he has typically done in the past. [CFO Zach] Kirkhorn said the company remained on track to achieve a goal of 50 percent year-over-year volume growth, although fourth-quarter production could be hampered by a number of factors, including the ongoing chip shortage or supply chain issues at ports around the U.S." writes Automotive News Europe: "He said Tesla planned to begin production at assembly plants in Texas and Germany before the end of the year, although the EV maker will not deliver vehicles from those factories until 2022." Read more: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/20/tesla-tsla-earnings-q3-2021.html Read more: https://europe.autonews.com/automakers/tesla-posts-162-billion-third-quarter-profit TESLA HAS 150,000 CARS USING ITS SAFETY SCORE TOOL "Nearly 150,000 Tesla cars are using the company's new “safety score,” a tool rolled out last month to determine whether owners can access the beta version of its “Full Self-Driving” software, executives said during its third quarter earnings call." reports TechCrunch: "While 150,000 cars are now part of the Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta enrollment program, a fraction of drivers have been given access to the software. Only 2,000 drivers have been able to test the FSD program over the past year. Earlier this month, Tesla rolled out version 10.2 to around 1,000 additional owners with perfect safety scores. While the safety score, which must be a perfect 100 to gain access to the beta software, is being used to meter out access to FSD, Tesla has other uses in mind. The company wants to use the feature to better inform its blossoming telematics insurance product, which just launched in Texas in early October." Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2021/10/20/tesla-third-quarter-earnings-safety-score/ TESLA ACHIEVES ANNUAL RUN RATE OF 1 MILLION ELECTRIC CARS "Tesla has confirmed that it has achieved an annual run rate of 1 million electric cars per year at the end of last quarter. After Tesla reported production of 237,823 vehicles and the delivery of 241,300 vehicles last quarter, we declared that Tesla has basically achieved a run rate of 1 million vehicles. Now the automaker confirmed that it exited the last quarter with a run rate of 1 million cars – an incredible achievement for a company that was only delivering a few thousand cars per year less than a decade ago." writes electrek. Zach Kirkhorn CFPO said: "“We were also able to achieve an annualized production run rate of over 1 million cars towards the end of the quarter. The increase in production rate has been primarily been driven by further ramping of Model Y at Gigafactory Shanghai. Additionally, we have made great progress in increasing production volume of Model S and have recently started production and ramp of Model X.” Read more: https://electrek.co/2021/10/20/tesla-achieves-annual-run-rate-1-million-electric-cars/ TESLA SWITCHES ALL STANDARD-RANGE VEHICLES TO LIFEPO CHEMISTRY "In a move to offer reduced-cost Model 3s to the Chinese market, Tesla started offering its base Model 3 with an LFP battery pack. Since LFP chemistry makes for a less energy-dense cell, it provides a lower range but at significantly lower production costs. That move worked so well for Tesla that now, according to its 2021 Q3 shareholder deck (PDF), released Wednesday, it's moving to LFP chemistry for all of its standard-range vehicles around the world." reports CNET: "The current US Model 3 Standard Range Plus offers up 262 miles of EPA estimated range for a retail price of $43,490, including destination. It's unclear if Tesla will pass the savings from the chemistry switch on to its customers or if it will just pocket the difference, but what is clear is that we're likely to see a slight range dip from the change." Read more: https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/every-electric-car-range-2021/ *AD BREAK* TESLA CCS1 ADAPTER: 'AVAILABLE IN NORTH AMERICA SOON' "Tesla has officially launched the CCS Combo 1 adapter for its proprietary charging standard in South Korea - as reported earlier this month. It costs 299,200 KRW (about $255) and according to Tesla's website, allows charging at up to 500 V and up to 300 A, which means that the peak is limited to 150 kW. We guess that it might be less in the real world (like 100-120 kW), but let's wait for reports from the field." says InsideEVs: "An important piece of news is that the adapter is coming to North America soon. While the opening of the Supercharging network to other EVs was announced (through an app), it will probably first happen in Europe, where Superchargers already have plugs compatible with the CCS Combo 2 standard" Read more: https://insideevs.com/news/541781/tesla-ccs1-adapter-us-soon/ TESTED: 2022 AUDI RS E-TRON GT BEATS EPA RANGE BY 53 MILES "The 2022 Audi RS e-tron GT is the high-performance variant of Audi's first all-electric sedan, the e-tron GT. It's also closely related to Porsche's all-electric Taycan Turbo. According to the EPA, the RS e-tron GT should be capable of cruising 232 miles on a full battery charge before needing to plug in again. That's 20 miles more than the EPA projects for the 2021 Taycan Turbo — and 6 miles fewer than the standard e-tron GT." says edmunds.com: " the 2020 Taycan 4S outperformed its EPA range in our testing by a wider margin — 120 miles — than any other EV to date. Its official range for 2020 was 203 miles, yet it covered a remarkable 323 miles on our test loop. At the end of the day, we had traveled a total of 285 miles in the 2022 RS e-tron GT. That's 53 miles, or 22.8%, better than its EPA estimate — and 12 miles farther than the non-RS e-tron GT could manage. This range was achieved despite the RS e-tron GT's larger wheels and tires and its 42 extra pounds on our scales." Read more: https://www.edmunds.com/car-news/tested-2022-audi-e-tron-gt-beats-epa-range-by-53-miles.html APTERA LUNA LANDS ON YOUTUBE TEASING THOSE WANTING TO MOVE TO MARS "Aptera said it would have three Alpha prototypes before it started developing its Beta vehicles. After the Noir (black) and Sol (white), we were just waiting to see Luna (silver), which was released with a provocative YouTube video teasing billionaires that want to make tourism in space and settle on Mars." says Gus at autoevolution: "Being Aptera's latest Alpha prototype does not mean that production is anywhere nearer. The company will now build ten Beta prototypes, which are meant for crash testing. The Gamma prototypes are like pre-production cars, while the Delta development phase corresponds to the production vehicles. As Jason Hill – Vehicle Designer at Aptera – said in a Q&A published on the company's website, Beta vehicles will also incorporate “packaging and comfort improvements, and several refinements for the interior design including seating, door panel and instrument panel.” As Aptera's FWD option, the Luna is the first example of the derivative that will eventually reach 1,000 miles of range with a 100 kWh battery pack." Read more: https://www.autoevolution.com/news/aptera-luna-lands-on-youtube-teasing-those-wanting-to-move-to-mars-172279.html ‘AMBITIOUS' UK PLANS FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLES WELCOMED. Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/oct/20/ambitious-uk-plans-for-electric-vehicles-welcomed-with-reservations ELECTRIC VEHICLE RIDE + DRIVE EVENT HIGHLIGHTS FUTURE OF CAR TRANSPORTATION IN WHITESTONE https://qns.com/2021/10/electric-vehicle-ride-and-drive-event-in-whitestone/ NEW QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM When buying a used electric car, how do you feel about servicing? Do you want the previous person to have been back to a dealer every year? Do you care? Some manufacturers like Tesla don't even have a service schedule so how do you feel about buying a used EV and it's service history, or lack of. Email me your thoughts and I'll read them out on Sunday – firstname.lastname@example.org 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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Prosegue lo speciale dedicato alle tecnologie coinvolte dal bonus fiscale del 110%, e dopo aver parlato di isolamento dell'involucro e di sistemi di riscaldamento affrontiamo il mondo dell'energia solare e quindi gli impianti solari termici per la produzione di acqua calda, e gli impianti fotovoltaici.Sono entrambi oggetti ben conosciuti, ma non per questo, per chi si accinge a ristrutturare casa approfittando del 110%, sono esenti da incertezze: meglio puntare sui pannelli solari termici o sul fotovoltaico? Cos'è un "inverter" e quanto è importante che sia di buona qualità? E ancora: meglio il classico impianto fotovoltaico da 3 KW o meglio salire di taglia? Ezio Terzini, Responsabile divisione fotovoltaica del Centro Ricerca ENEA di Portici
Foundations of Amateur Radio For an activity that's seeped in the art of communication, amateur radio is a diverse collection of people, joined by a common interest and kept together using imperfect language describing an intrinsically complex science in the hope that we can learn from each other to get on air and make noise. In this cooperative endeavour, language is important. Let me start with a limerick by Arthur Frackenpohl: There was a young fellow of Perth Who was born on the day of his birth He married, they say On his wife's wedding day And died when he quitted the earth Stay with me. In this day and age, first and foremost, let me give you a short summary, cobbled together from bits and pieces of a new invention, conceived whilst watching the evening sunset in close proximity to the beach. What this cornucopia of tautologies has to do with our hobby might not be obvious, but let me illustrate. Consider the phrase: "a compromise antenna", as-in, "Oh, I'd never use that antenna, it's a compromise antenna." If you've been in this community for any time at all, you'll have heard that phrase and unless someone pointed it out, you might not have realised that it's essentially unhelpful. Why? Because as I've said many times before, all antennas are a compromise, by definition. This is true at several levels. At a fundamental level, an isotropic antenna is a theoretical antenna that radiates equally in all directions - horizontally and vertically with the same intensity. It's infinitely small and operates on all frequencies with infinite bandwidth. It should be obvious, but this antenna cannot physically exist, so every built antenna represents a collection of trade-offs or compromises and no antenna can radiate more total power than an isotropic antenna. Beyond that, within the physical constraints of antenna building there are many more compromises. Now this might not be immediately obvious, so let me elaborate. Consider a 28 MHz, seven element Yagi antenna. With a 12m boom, a 5.3m reflector element, a turning circle of 7.5m and weighing in at 53 kilo. At 20m above the ground it has a gain of 17.5 dBi and handles 1.5 kW. It's physically capable of withstanding 180 km/h winds. It's a lovely piece of kit and if you have the space, it's absolutely something you might want to receive for your birthday and bolt to a mast somewhere near your radio. If all antennas are a compromise, you might ask yourself, how is this beautiful 10m Yagi a compromise? For starters, its total radiated power is less than an isotropic antenna. It works between 28 and 29 MHz, but nowhere else. It radiates signals really well in one direction, but not in any other. It requires lots of open space and as a fixed installation, it must be on a heavy duty rotator clamped to a tall mast. To actually acquire and install requires more funds than I've spent on all my radios to date. Some of what I've mentioned might be acceptable to you, some not. For example, if you're always portable, this antenna makes no sense. You make choices to select an antenna that's best suited to the job and in doing so, you are introducing compromises. Additionally, there are amateurs who would have you believe that a compromise antenna is one with high loss. High loss in comparison to what? If you live in an apartment block, there's no way that you can fit that 10m Yagi inside your bedroom, so you compromise and use a magnetic loop antenna instead. If you're on the top of a mountain, there's no opportunity to erect a structure, so you use a self-supporting vertical. If you're in a car, you cannot erect a horizontal dipole and drive down the highway, so you bolt a whip to your jalopy. All of the choices you make to fit a purpose, an environment, a budget and available material will combine into an antenna that hopefully gets you on air making noise. When someone tells you that an antenna is a compromise antenna, what they're really saying is that you made compromises that they're unwilling to make. That's easy to say if you have infinite space, money, experience and opportunity. In other words, they're just blowing hot air. The whole point of antenna building is to find a particular set of compromises that suits your situation at the time that you're doing it. The intent of this hobby is to learn what the impact of a particular choice is and how it affects the operation of an antenna in a specific situation. Next time you hear the redundant phrase "that's a compromise antenna", ask what compromises they are describing that they don't accept and decide for yourself if they are compatible with what you're attempting to achieve within the resources available to you. I'm Onno VK6FLAB
Show #1245 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 15th October. 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 READY FOR ANY BAN ON FOSSIL FUELS "Germany's BMW (BMWG.DE) will be ready for any ban on internal combustion engine (ICE) cars from 2030 onwards with an offering of electric vehicles, Chief Executive Officer Oliver Zipse said on Tuesday." according to Reuters: "The EU has proposed an effective ban on fossil fuel cars from 2035 as part of a broader package of measures to combat global warming. Unlike rivals including Volkswagen and General Motors, BMW has not set an end date for production of ICE cars." Oliver Zipse: "We will be ICE-ban ready. If a region, a city, a country gets the idea of banning ICEs, we have an offering. The BMW Group is not worried about this. Whether it's a good idea is another question... but we will have an offering." Read more: https://www.reuters.com/business/sustainable-business/bmw-ready-any-ban-fossil-fuel-burning-cars-2030-ceo-says-2021-10-14 TRITIUM REPORTS RECORD GROWTH AND NEW TWO-WAY CHARGER IN PIPELINE "Brisbane-based Tritium, which makes electric vehicle DC fast-chargers and has now sold more than 5,000 units globally, has reported a record quarter and its largest backlog to date, an indicator perhaps that the transition to electric vehicles has reached a tipping point." reports The Driven: "Tritium makes a number of DC fast-chargers,and has a number of interesting products in the pipeline, including a 25kW bidirectional (two-way) wall charger that could be used for vehicle-to-grid (V2G) and vehicle-to-home (V2H) applications. Tritium's planned public listing via a “blank cheque” company will see it valued at $US1.2 billion – making it a “unicorn” (an unlisted start-up worth more than $US1 billion)." Osprey are using the 75kW chargers, Gridserve too. I like the 50kW units used by Mer and Pod Point. They'll do Plug & Charge. Read more: https://thedriven.io/2021/10/14/tritium-reports-record-growth-and-new-two-way-charger-in-pipeline NIO CEO SAYS LONG CHARGING QUEUES DURING HOLIDAY SEASON DUE TO RISING EV ADOPTION "Nio Inc attributed the long queues at electric vehicle charging stations during the holiday season to rapid adoption of the greener transport option in China, cnEVpost reported on Wednesday, citing a company executive." says Benzinga: "The Chinese electric vehicle maker's founder and chairman William Li said the recent charging experience was not very good for customers during China's National Day due to increased rush hour on the highway. A number of EV owners went out for drives during National Day earlier this month without realizing there were not enough charging facilities along the highway, as per the report. Li said electric vehicle adoption is taking place at a quick pace this year, ahead of expectations. The electric automaker said it has accelerated the construction of battery swap stations as well as supercharging stations this year." Read more: https://www.benzinga.com/news/21/10/23369088/nio-ceo-says-long-charging-queues-during-holiday-season-due-to-rising-ev-adoption ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE RACES AHEAD IN SCOTLAND "The rollout of electric vehicle charging points in Scotland is now second only to London, according to new figures. There are now 12 rapid chargers per 100,000 people, compared to a UK average of nearly seven, while across all charging types Scotland is second only to London across the whole of the UK with 47 devices for every 100,000." reports Fleet News: "The Scottish Government has invested more than £45 million to develop the ChargePlace Scotland Network, which provides more than 1,900 public charge points across Scotland." Read more: https://www.fleetnews.co.uk/news/latest-fleet-news/electric-fleet-news/2021/10/13/electric-vehicle-charging-infrastructure-races-ahead-in-scotland FORD AND BMW PARTNER SOLID POWER DEMONSTRATES THE SAFETY OF ITS SOLID-STATE BATTERY TECH "Colorado-based Solid Power, the solid-state battery firm backed by Ford and BMW, claims that third-party safety tests show its battery tech to be safer than current lithium-ion chemistry. The tests, with results released Wednesday, aimed simulate abuse and damage to its prototype solid-state battery cells. Those cells use a sulfide-based solid electrolyte in place of the liquid or gel used in conventional lithium-ion cells." writes Green Car Reports: "When fully-charged test cells were punctured by a conductive nail, the only change was a slight increase in temperature, Soild Power said in a press release. The nail penetration test produced no flames or venting of material from the cells, the company claims. In other tests, cells were overcharged to 200%, and were also caused to short circuit, again with no serious issues, according to Solid Power. . It also claims to have achieved a cell lifespan of 1,000 cycles with greater than 80% capacity retention. With small pouch cells so far, the next step will be to scale up to the larger format pouch cells that some automakers are shifting to." https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1133863_ford-bmw-solid-power-demonstrates-safety-solid-state-battery-tech *ad break* U.S. REGULATOR QUESTIONS TESLA ON THE LACK OF A RECALL AFTER AN UPDATE TO AUTOPILOT. "The top federal auto safety regulator sent two letters to Tesla this week raising questions about the company's driver-assistance software systems and instructing the carmaker to provide fuller information." reports New York Times: "The regulator, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, is looking into why Tesla did not issue a recall last month when it updated software called Autopilot to improve its ability to spot stopped emergency vehicles such as police cars and fire trucks. The agency also ordered Tesla to provide data about the software that the company calls Full Self-Driving and expressed concern that Tesla may be preventing customers from sharing safety information with the agency." https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/10/13/business/news-business-stock-market TESLA APP HINTS AT REMOTE LIVE VIEW FROM AUTOPILOT CAMERAS "Tesla has released a new mobile app update with a few new small features, but it also shows that the automaker has made some progress toward delivering a remote live view from Autopilot cameras on your car." writes electrek.co: "The new update, v4.2, introduces new bigger widgets to iOS and some new Powerwall features. Improvements to larger iOS widget to include quick controls...Solar and Powerwall supports Tesla-maintained utility rate plans. Utility rate plans now support seasons, multiple peak periods, and buy & sell energy prices...Powerwall's Time-Based Control mode supports the updated rate plans to more accurately use energy from Powerwall when power is expensive and charge from other sources when power is at its cheapest. Some of the code suggests that Tesla is working to give access to the feed from four cameras out of the eight cameras around the vehicle – one on each side:" https://electrek.co/2021/10/14/tesla-app-update-widgets-powerwall-features-remote-live-view-autopilot-cameras/ TESLA MODEL S PLAID WITH ACTIVE AERO CAUGHT TESTING AT THE NÜRBURGRING "For all of its supercar performance, the Tesla Model S Plaid doesn't really have much of the performance technology we expect from a supercar. The most obvious example is that hallmark of modern supercardom, active aerodynamics. But that might be changing." says CarScoops: " spy photographers caught a Tesla Model S Plaid lapping the Nürburgring with a retractable wing that also changed its angle throughout the lap. Seen here changing its pitch from one shot to the next, it would appear that Tesla is looking for higher cornering speeds. The Plaid+ was supposed to get 1,100 hp, a range of more than 520 miles (837 km), and faster acceleration. Just ahead of Plaid's debut, though, Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to announce that it was so good that the Plaid+ had been canceled." Read more: https://www.carscoops.com/2021/10/tesla-model-s-plaid-with-active-aero-caught-testing-at-the-nurburgring/ TESLA EXPANDS KETTLEMAN CITY "Tesla expands its Supercharging capacity in Kettleman City, about halfway between Los Angeles and the Tesla Factory in Fremont, which already had one of the largest and most popular 40-stall stations." says InsideEVs: "At the time of installation in 2017, it was one of the largest and the first with a solar canopy, Powerpack energy storage systems and a lounge. According to the company's website, another location is coming nearby and it will be equipped with 56 stalls (V3 250 kW). That would increase the total output in the area to 96. According to supercharge.info, bigger stations in the U.S. are at the Harris Ranch (80 stalls), Central Santa Monica (62 stalls) and Firebaugh (56 stalls) - all three in California and both with V3 250 kW chargers. The largest stations in China are in Shanghai with 72 and 64 stalls, but the power is limited to respectively 120 kW and 145 kW." Read more: https://insideevs.com/news/540763/tesla-adds-superchargers-kettleman-city/ ROCK TECH TO BUILD LITHIUM PLANT IN GERMANY Read more: https://www.electrive.com/2021/10/11/rock-tech-to-build-lithium-plant-in-germany/ WHY ARE E.U. REGULATORS SLOW APPRIVING AUTONOMY? Read more: https://fortune.com/2021/10/14/tesla-overseas-diehards-question-faith-elon-musk-opens-self-driving-fsd-beta-only-in-us/ FIFTH GEAR RETURNS WITH EVS ONLY https://deadline.com/2021/10/fifth-gear-to-relaunch-as-electronic-car-format-1234854569/ NEW QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM When buying a used electric car, how do you feel about servicing? Do you want the previous person to have been back to a dealer every year? Do you care? Some manufacturers like Tesla don't even have a service schedule so how do you feel about buying a used EV and it's service history, or lack of. Email me your thoughts and I'll read them out on Sunday – email@example.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/
In this episode, I chat about:Releasing The Timeline Of Your Life Goals + Letting Go Of Pressure To AchieveHow to release the pressure you place on yourself to succeedHow to actually speed up the process of your manifestationsA real life example of the pressure that I was placing on myself to achieveA cosy mindset framework to work through to help yourself feel betterBonus affirmations!♡ // Last chance to get your 7 day FREE trial for Manifestation Monthly Membership HERE!♡ // Check out The Abundance Club: Next 2022 Rounds HERE! (Limited spaces available!)♡ // Join The Manifestation Collective HERE!♡ // Spots for Private Mentorship with KW have opened up! Apply HERE! ♡ // Instagram @kimberleywenya♡ // TikTok @kimberleywenya♡ // FREE Manifestation Masterclass (worth $55) HERE!♡ // Subscribe for Manifestation Secrets to your inbox from KW HERE!
10-11-21 show- Cleveland band, the Michelle Romary trio in studio. Mark Woods with Tiki tender drink recipes. Brian Fields from KW discussing his singer songwriter showcase in Key West coming up in November at Meeting of the Minds. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/a1a-media-network. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this episode, I chat about:What we learn about in Squid Game about moneyDissecting certain parts of Squid Game to look at money mindsetHow it's about your mindset, not how much money you haveA detox on the negative things you might think about money after watching Squid Game!♡ // Join Money Principles with KW HERE! ♡ // *GIFT!* Get your 7 day FREE trial for Manifestation Monthly Membership HERE!♡ // Spots for Private Mentorship with KW have opened up! Apply HERE! ♡ // Check out The Abundance Club: January 2022 Round HERE! (Limited spaces available!)♡ // Instagram @kimberleywenya♡ // TikTok @kimberleywenya♡ // FREE Manifestation Masterclass (worth $55) HERE!♡ // Subscribe for Manifestation Secrets to your inbox from KW HERE!
Music superstar and "Fast & Furious" franchise actor Chris "Ludacris" Bridges is the creator of new Netflix animated series "Karma's World", premiering this Friday October 15th. It's inspired by his oldest daughter, Karma. Bridges joins me to talk creating and voicing a character on "KW", along with the show's unique connection to an iconic animated series Bridges appeared on.
Show #1241 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 11th October. 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 IX FIRST DRIVE REVIEW "The large, curved display screen that stretches across more than half of the dashboard. While it appears to be one long display, it's actually two distinct displays; a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 14.9-inch central touchscreen, side by side and covered by a single piece of glass. The display is bright and crystal clear and BMW's new iDrive 8 (the iX is the first BMW to get iDrive 8) is a dramatic improvement over previous versions" says Tom Moloughney for InsideEVs: "The iX doesn't drive like a 5,659 lbs SUV. Even though it's roughly 600 to 800-lbs heavier than an X5, depending on the configuration, the iX actually feels like it's lighter. Toss it around on the switchbacks and the iX will behave exemplarily. The iX benefits from having all the weight of the 111 kWh battery pack down below the passenger compartment, as well as a bespoke chassis. BMW quotes the iX as going 0-60mph in a scant 4.4 seconds and that felt about right. But the performance doesn't stop there. Punch the accelerator at highway speeds and you still get pushed back into your seat. The dual-motor powertrain pushes out 516 hp and 564 lb-ft of torque and is more than enough to put a smile on the face of just about any potential iX buyer." Tom concludes: "When DC fast charging, the iX can accept up to 200 kW and BMW promises a 10% to 80% DC fast charge time of 35 minutes. With a starting MSRP of $83,200 (plus $995 destination), the iX xDrive50 isn't cheap. However, when you put it up against its current competition: Tesla Model X $99,990 + $1,200 destination and Audi e-tron Premium Plus $74,800 + $1,095 destination, the iX looks pretty good." Read more: https://insideevs.com/reviews/539719/bmw-ix-first-drive-review/ POLESTAR SAYS IT'S COMPETING WITH PORSCHE "Polestar, has set its sights on Porsche as its main competition moving forward. This bold claim was made by Polestar CEO, Thomas Ingenlath during an interview with auto motorsport. For a company with only two models built so far, it's quite a claim, but Ingenlath has big plans for the future of Polestar with models that will take the fight directly to Porsche." reports motor1.com: "This means competition with Tesla and BMW in the sports sedan and SUV space while targeting Porsche's upcoming electric sports cars. Thomas Ingenlath affirms, “We are competing with Porsche for the best electrically powered premium sports car. The growing appetite and excitement for EVs mean that as long as Polestar can produce a strong product they will surely gain market share. Can they compete with Porsche to build an electric sports car" Read more: https://www.motor1.com/news/539574/polestar-sports-car-porsche/ AUTOMAKERS ARE SPENDING BILLIONS ON BATTERY DEVELOPMENT "Automakers and startups are investing billions of dollars in batteries in hopes that new or revamped chemistries, materials, and manufacturing processes will give them a leg up in a future where electric vehicles rule. Peter Rawlinson, the CEO of the electric-vehicle startup Lucid Motors, said this emphasis on the battery was wrong. An EV's range — and its customer appeal — he said, has little to do with how many kilowatts it hauls around." according to a subscriber piece in Business Insider: "The "Dream Edition" of Lucid's first model, the Lucid Air, offers an industry-trouncing range of 520 miles. That achievement, the CEO said, is "90% not the battery and 10% the battery. Rawlinson said offering that kind of range hinged on mastering every element of the car, including the motors, inverter, transmission, drive shafts, tires, aerodynamics, and cooling system." "The battery pack is totally overrated, and most people don't get it," Rawlinson told Insider. "The car has the range, not the battery. And the car has the efficiency, not the battery." Read more: https://www.businessinsider.com/lucid-ceo-industry-emphasis-on-batteries-is-overrated-2021-10 TWO NEW PAINT COLOURS FOR GERMAN-MADE MODEL Y "Tesla Giga Berlin showed for the first time two new colors for the made-in-Germany Model Y. One special Crimson red body and one new Deep blue body were seen at the factory by visitors at Giga Fest—while the third, a Khaki-like color, was not seen, but seems will also be offered." says the Tesmanian blog: "Among other cool spottings, one of the interesting observations were two Model Y bodies painted in new colors. In addition to these two colors, Giga Berlin is also expected to offer vehicles painted in khaki or similar to this color." https://www.tesmanian.com/blogs/tesmanian-blog/tesla-giga-berlin-shows-two-new-colors-for-the-first-time-for-the-german-made-model-y TESLA AUTO INSURANCE EXPANDING INTO TEXAS THIS WEEK "Tesla will launch its own brand of auto insurance in Texas this week, founder Elon Musk said during a Oct. 7 shareholders call addressing the company's headquarters relocation from Silicon Valley to Austin, Texas. In January the state insurance department approved a revised policy form submitted by Redpoint County Mutual Insurance Co. for a Tesla Insurance program for private passenger autos." says InsuranceJournal.com: "Redpoint will underwrite Tesla's Texas insurance program, which will be distributed through the Tesla Insurance Services of Texas Inc. Tesla has offered auto insurance in California for Tesla vehicles since 2019. Musk said Tesla is seeking regulatory approval in California to add real-time insurance." Read more: https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2021/10/11/636261.htm TESLA UNVEILS NEW STRUCTURAL BATTERY PACK WITH 4680 CELLS IN GIGAFACTORY BERLIN TOUR "Tesla threw a party for the locals to celebrate the upcoming start of production at its Berlin Gigafactory. Kids of all ages dug the carnival rides, the giant Tesla coils shootin' out sparks, and the obligatory pumpin' sound-and-light show. For techies, however, the star of the show was Tesla's new structural battery pack. A cutaway version was on display, clearly showing how the new 4680 cells are arranged in the pack. Tesla offered visitors a mini-tour of the plant, and some of the many innovations making their debuts here were on display." says CHarles Morris at ChargedEVs.com: "The company is currently producing them on a pilot line in California, and several suppliers are reportedly working on scaling them to mass production. The new battery pack features a “cell-to-pack” design, with no battery modules, which should make it simpler and cheaper to produce. Its structural strength enables it to be joined with Tesla's massive single-piece front and rear underbody castings, further reducing weight, complexity and cost." Read more: https://chargedevs.com/newswire/tesla-shows-off-new-structural-battery-pack-with-4680-cells-at-giga-berlin/ DTM SHOWCASES MODEL FOR 1000 BHP ELECTRIC PROTOTYPE "Part of the DTM Electric project, the car will be capable of reaching speeds in excess of 300 km/h thanks to the all-electric 1000 bhp powertrain and an infinitely variable torque distribution system developed by Schaeffler." reports motor1.com: "The exact details about the championship that will be built around the DTM Electric car are yet to be revealed, but the DTM said that it will allow competitors to adapt the chassis with their specific design characteristics, suggesting it would be open to manufacturers. When a demo car was showcased for the first time last year, the DTM said each race would last 30 minutes, with the possibility of automated battery changes during the pitstops." Read more: https://uk.motor1.com/news/539665/dtm-electric-1000bhp-prototype/ THE DOMINOES ARE FALLING FAST – WHO KILLED THE HYBRID CAR? "How long before Australia follows in the footsteps of Scandinavia and we see the demise of the plugless hybrid (HEV or Hybrid Electric Vehicle) – a market dominated by Toyota?" asks The Driven: "Norway and Sweden have long been the bellwethers of the electric car revolution and we have watched with avid fascination how BEVs (Battery Electric Vehicles) and PHEVs (Plug in Hybrid Electric Vehicles) have increased their penetration in these countries. One phenomenon which may have flown under the radar is the slow death of the non-plug in hybrid (HEV), also known as “mild hybrids”. As avant garde as the Prius was 20 years ago, it is now quickly becoming passé. And from 2025, at least in Norway and from 2030 in many other countries, they will be banned." Read more: https://thedriven.io/2021/10/11/the-dominoes-are-falling-fast-who-killed-the-hybrid-car/ CARWOW RESPONDS TO PETROL CRISIS BY DROPPING ELECTRIC VEHICLE AD CAMPAIGN "Online car dealership Carwow has pushed out a quick-turnaround campaign promoting electric vehicles (EV) off the back of the UK's fuel shortages. Carwow, which saw a 59% surge in searches for EVs last week, designed the ‘Fuelled Off' campaign in-house in an attempt to capitalize on increased demand." write The Drum: "For its campaign Carwow tapped the face of its YouTube channel, Mat Watson, to front the ads, which say, ‘Don't be fuelish, Go EV.' The ads have been placed on digital billboards across the country. ". Read more: https://www.thedrum.com/news/2021/10/11/carwow-responds-petrol-crisis-dropping-electric-vehicle-ad-campaign AMID THE PETROL CRISIS, IS IT TIME TO SWITCH TO AN ELECTRIC CAR? "As some petrol stations ran out of fuel and queues of cars lined up outside those that did have stocks, causing lengthy waits for motorists waiting to fill up, many drivers' thoughts turned to the option of buying an electric vehicle." says The Guardian: "The classified ad website Autotrader says there was a 60% rise in searches for electric cars in the week after 24 September, when shortages at the pumps started. Industry figures show that the number of electric cars sold in the UK last month neared the figures for the whole of 2019. In the past, many drivers have been turned off by the upfront cost, which is typically higher than petrol equivalents. But with the price of production falling and battery prices coming down, switching is becoming more accessible. So is now the time to go electric?" Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/money/2021/oct/10/amid-the-petrol-crisis-is-it-time-to-switch-to-an-electric-car NEW QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM When buying a used electric car, how do you feel about servicing? Do you want the previous person to have been back to a dealer every year? Do you care? Some manufacturers like Tesla don't even have a service schedule so how do you feel about buying a used EV and it's service history, or lack of. Email me your thoughts and I'll read them out on Sunday – firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Tomi Ristimäki is the CEO of Kempower, which designs and manufactures DC fast charging solutions for electric vehicles and machines. Key topics in this conversation include: How DC charging works Differences in charging requirements for various mobility applications The role of software in optimizing the charging experience Charging solutions for fleet owners Why 150 kW charging might be enough (and why the charger isn't the limiting factor for charging speed) Links Show notes: http://brandonbartneck.com/futureofmobility/tomiristamaki Tomi's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomi-ristim%C3%A4ki-7719883/ DC Charger recycling release: https://kempower.com/information-center/news/kempower-announces-99-end-of-lifetime-recyclability-rate-for-its-dc-charger-commits-to-carbon-neutrality-by-2035/ Gibarco partnership release: https://kempower.com/information-center/news/kempower-launches-partnership-with-gilbarco-veeder-root-to-offer-ev-charging-solutions/ Tomi's Bio: Tomi is the CEO of Kempower, with over 20 years' experience in electrification and more than 10 years' involvement in the e-mobility sector. He has worked in cleantech throughout his career, specifically focusing on electrification and unlocking energy savings for all stakeholders. Tomi is passionate about making the world cleaner and more sustainable by enabling the electrification transition. Tomi joined Kempower in 2019 and leads the company as it establishes itself as the market-leading provider of DC fast charging devices and services for electric cars, off-highway machines, marine vessels and commercial vehicles. Before joining Kempower, he spent nearly a decade at Danfoss Editron, with primary responsibility for business development in the company's vehicle electrification business unit. Tomi also counts cleantech industry heavyweights in Vacon and Honeywell as previous employers. About Kempower: Kempower designs and manufactures DC fast charging solutions for electric vehicles and machines. The company comprises a team of electric vehicle enthusiasts with a deep understanding of the charging market and a hands-on mentality. Kempower's product development and production are rooted in Finland, with over 90% of its materials and components sourced locally. The company focuses on all areas of transportation, from personal cars and commercial vehicles to mining equipment, boats and motorsports. With 70 years of experience in perfecting power sources, Kempower sets the bar in engineering and user-experience design. Future of Mobility: The Future of Mobility podcast is focused on the development and implementation of safe, sustainable, and equitable mobility solutions, with a spotlight on the people and technology advancing these fields. linkedin.com/in/brandonbartneck/ brandonbartneck.com/futureofmobility/ Music credit: Slow Burn Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
In this episode, I chat about:Coming clean with you, being more honest and transparentHow to shift your mind if you're feeling afraid to share your winsHow to view things in balance in terms of being unapologeticNarcissism vs altruismModern girl philosophy, universal principlesHow I added $19k to my savings yesterday and how this is happening consistently and regularly (riff and context on this)♡ // Check out The Abundance Club: Next Round HERE! (Limited spaces available!)♡ // Check out Aligned Client Attractor HERE! (30% OFF *limited time*)♡ // Join Money Principles with KW HERE! ♡ // *GIFT!* Get your 7 day FREE trial for Manifestation Monthly Membership HERE!♡ // Spots for Private Mentorship with KW have opened up! Apply HERE! ♡ // Instagram @kimberleywenya♡ // TikTok @kimberleywenya♡ // FREE Manifestation Masterclass (worth $55) HERE!♡ // Subscribe for Manifestation Secrets to your inbox from KW HERE!
Show #1239 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 9th October. 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-BENZ EV SALES UPDATE In the first three quarters of the year, sales of hybrid and electric vehicles surged to a record 184,369 units (+142.7%). The Mercedes-Benz EQC sold 17,938 units and the EQA achieved a record 13,021 deliveries thanks to robust demand for zero-emission cars, particularly in Q3 when almost half of all EQ deliveries occurred. The EQS electric flagship went on sale in August. Overall 61,652 plug-in hybrids and all-electric cars were sold in Q3 (+34.1%) of which 19,298 were electric-only vehicles (+38.0%). https://www.daimler.com/investors/reports-news/financial-news/20211006-mercedes-benz-sales-q3.html MERCEDES TO ADD 300 JOBS AT U.S. PLANT IN PREPARATION FOR EV PRODUCTION "Mercedes-Benz will add about 300 jobs at its Alabama assembly plant by the end of this year as the luxury automaker gears up to build electric utility vehicles." reports Automotive News for subscribers: "The factory, in the town of Vance, employs 4,400 and is a production hub for the Mercedes GLS and GLE utility vehicles. Starting next year, it will produce battery-powered versions of the two popular vehicles. Mercedes is hiring for the assembly, body and paint shops, as well as the battery plant, where workers will assemble high-voltage EV battery systems." EQS starts in Q2 and EQE in Q4. Read more: https://www.autonews.com/manufacturing/mercedes-add-300-jobs-us-plant-preparation-ev-production CHEVROLET BLAZER IS THE UNFORTUNATELY NAMED NEXT CHEVY'S EV "General Motors has been in the news recently for battery fires related to its Chevrolet Bolt EV, but that hasn't slowed the automaker's electrified ambitions." says Tech Radar: "Speaking at the From Automaker to Platform Innovator event, GM President Mark Reuss confirmed the names of two upcoming Chevrolet EVs and the company has dropped hints on more electric offerings from Buick and other brands in its portfolio. At the event, Reuss mentioned two new EV SUVs by name, first confirming an electric version of the Chevrolet Equinox is on its way. Reuss noted that the Equinox EV will be a high-volume model with a starting price of around $30,000. The other SUV on Chevy's EV list is the Blazer - a mid-size crossover SUV which has been around since 2019 and will now be blessed with a fully electric drivetrain." Read more: https://www.techradar.com/news/chevrolet-blazer-is-the-unfortunately-named-next-step-for-chevys-electric-cars RIVIAN'S FATE IS TIED TO AMAZON "Jeff Bezos stood before a packed conference room in Washington, D.C., and declared war on climate change. It was September 2019. His secret weapon, tucked deep into a chart-heavy presentation, was a bug-eyed cargo truck built by a startup few people had heard of." says Bloomberg in the second of their Rivian series: "The order immediately separated the auto rookie from the parade of promising electric startups, providing backing, a big book of business and legitimacy. It also would soon start to draw in additional investment from major players, including Ford Motor Co." Bloomberg adds: "On Friday, Rivian shared new details of the Amazon deal in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, revealing how closely its fate is tied to one of its biggest benefactors. The e-commerce giant will have exclusive rights to Rivian's delivery vehicles for four years after receiving its first one, and it gets right of first refusal to buy the vans for two years after that. There's a clear recognition inside Rivian and with its investors that the van for Amazon is a priority and the pickup a sideshow until production can be ramped up to meaningful volumes. The deal gives Rivian visibility and guaranteed revenue, along with a deadline. An all-hands-on-deck edict has been issued to get the project up to speed — for now, the R1T is taking a back seat." As for the subscriptions their owners can take, Rivian say: “Rivian defines LTR (Lifetime Revenue) potential as the revenue it can generate from its Rivian vehicles throughout its lifetime (considered to be 10 years), if the owner, in this case, subscribes to everything possible. Level 3 driving capabilities account for $10,000, and a monthly subscription plan for infotainment, connectivity, diagnostics, and other services accounts for the other $5,500.” Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-10-06/how-amazon-pushed-rivian-s-van-into-the-fast-lane RIVIAN ADVENTURE NETWORK PRICING AND ACCESS On the charging network: "RAN sites will be exclusive for Rivian owners initially, with Rivian members receiving special rates." InsideEVs says: "The upcoming Rivian Adventure Network (RAN) of DC fast chargers is promised to quickly expand to about 600 sites in the U.S. and Canada with a total of more than 3,500 DC fast chargers by the end of 2023 (see details here). According to Rivian, chargers will be exclusively available to R1T and R1S drivers, but only "initially". At a later point, the network will be opened to other EVs, which is a positive sign and good news for those who were afraid that Rivian's chargers will not be available to the public. Besides Rivian Adventure Network, the company will deploy also about 10,000 Rivian Waypoints charging points by 2023. Those are 11.5 kW AC charging points, envisioned for destination locations or places where drivers spend more time - shops, restaurants, hotels and parks. Those points will be available for all EV drivers." Read more: https://insideevs.com/news/539566/rivian-adventure-network-charging/ REFRESHED MG ZS EV DEBUTS WITH BIGGER BATTERY "MG Motors unveiled the facelifted all-electric version of the ZS, featuring a grille-less look, new infotainment, and a larger battery pack option for an increased range. The MG ZS EV first appeared in 2018 and quickly became popular thanks to its competitive pricing. The facelifted model will reach dealerships this November with the intention of making the electric SUV even more attractive to European buyers." according to CarScoops: "ZS EV gets the new LED headlights and taillights of its ICE-powered sibling but adopts a different front bumper that distinguishes it further. The grille is fully covered with a new pattern while the side intakes are smaller giving the car a cleaner and more aerodynamic look. Inside, the 10.1-inch touchscreen incorporates the new MG iSMART infotainment system with new features, remote control functions, and more connectivity options. the most important change has to do with the new bigger 72 kWh battery pack offering a 273-mile (439 km) WLTP range. In 2022, MG will also offer a cheaper variant with a smaller 51 kWh battery pack offering a range of 198 miles (319 km)." Pricing in November. Autocar says the Long Range will start from €34,990 ($40,475) Read more: https://www.carscoops.com/2021/10/refreshed-mg-zs-ev-debuts-with-a-grille-less-look-new-infotainment-and-a-bigger-battery/ MG MARVEL R ELECTRIC GOES ON SALE IN EUROPE "Unveiled in March, the MG Marvel R Electric flagship electric SUV has gone on sale in select European countries. Not in the UK, though, as the Chinese-owned British automaker has yet to announce details about a possible launch in its home market. Described as the largest and most luxurious MG, the Marvel R Electric is a C-segment SUV offering a choice of two powertrains and starting prices of €39,990 ($46,250) for the base RWD model and €47,990 ($55,500) for the range-topping AWD version." reports InsideEVs: "It offers two all-electric powertrains, one with rear-wheel drive and one with all-wheel drive. Both feature the same 70 kWh battery which enables a WLTP range of 402 kilometers (250 miles) in the Comfort and Luxury RWD trim levels. These models feature two rear-mounted electric motors with a system output of 132 kW (177 hp). The AWD model, available exclusively in the range-topping Performance trim level, adds an electric motor to the front axle for a system output of 212 kW (284 hp). Customers will benefit from quick charging capability at a public charging point (AC) due to the standard 11 kW 3-phase on-board charger. The battery can also be charged at a fast-charging station (DC) with a capacity of up to 92 kW. All models are also fitted with a V2L (Vehicle-to-Load) system as standard, allowing the battery to supply energy to an external electrical system at a maximum load capacity of 2,500W. " Read more: https://insideevs.com/news/539218/mg-marvelr-electric-onsale-europe/ LUCID MOTORS ON TRACK FOR 2023 PRODUCTION TARGETS "CEO Peter Rawlinson recently told Reuters that 577 units of the Lucid Air will be built in the remainder of 2021 before production ramps up to 20,000 and 50,000 vehicles in 2022 and 2023, respectively. The company has secured the US$4.4 billion needed by the end of next year through its IPO, but does not want to wait until then to raise further capital." says electrive.com: "Rawlinson explained that the capital raised so far “takes us to the end of 2022, so it doesn't take us to Project Gravity.” Gravity is the name of the brand's second electric vehicle." Read more: https://www.electrive.com/2021/10/07/lucid-motors-on-track-for-2023-production-targets/ LUCID GRAVITY CROSSOVER ON TRACK FOR 2023 RELEASE Read more: https://www.autoblog.com/2021/10/05/lucid-gravity-2023-launch-date/ VOLVO CARS STARTS PRODUCTION OF C40 RECHARGE IN GHENT Read more: https://www.media.volvocars.com/uk/en-gb/media/pressreleases/287197/volvo-cars-starts-production-of-c40-recharge-in-ghent-belgium VOLVO WINS WORLD'S LARGEST ORDER EVER FOR ELECTRIC TRUCKS https://www.dfds.com/en/about/media/news/dfds-orders-100-electrical-volvo-trucks VOLVO PARENT GEELY REVEALS $9,000 GEOMETRY EV FOR CHINA Read more: https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1133768_volvo-parent-geely-reveals-9-000-geometry-ev-for-china-bullish-on-battery-swapping NEW QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Returned on Sunday 10th October! Email me your thoughts and I'll read them out on Sunday – email@example.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/
Radio Channel 292 recorded in Europe from shortwave frequency of 9670 kHz on Oct. 2, 2021 at 1220 UTC. The transmitter location is in Germany. The power of transmitter is 10 kW. The recording contains part of a programme on radio history. The recording has been made using portable receiver SONY ICF SW1. The receiver was placed outdoor (far away from buildings to limit the man-made interference). During the recording only the internal telescopic 0,5 meter antenna was used. To make the recording old SONY portable cassette tape recorder has been utilised (to evade additional noise usually produced by mp3 portable recorders).
Show #1235 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 5th October. 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 PRODUCER JEREMY WARNER RECORD SHARE FOR WESTERN EUROPEAN EV REGISTRATIONS IN SEPTEMBER "The monthly share of new zero-emission BEV (Battery electric vehicle) passenger car registrations as a percentage of the total new car market achieved a new high in September. 15.3 per cent of all the new passenger cars entering West European roads during the closing month of the third quarter, were pure electric passenger cars, according to exclusive data published each month in Schmidt Automotive Research's in-depth monthly European Electric Car Data Trend Report." Matthias Schmidt writes: "Just under 136 thousand new pure electric cars entered the 18 market West European region monitored by the report each month. Despite volumes falling 30 thousand short of the all-time monthly volume high, recorded in December 2020, as passenger car manufacturers made a last-ditch attempt to meet newly phased-in CO2 fleet emission targets, achieving a 15.1 BEV per cent mix of the total market, the September BEV penetration of the 18-market region saw levels surpass that. A number of reasons impacted the new record in September, namely; the boost from Tesla's end of quarter volumes, achieving a monthly record of 34,000 units, or every fourth BEV – boosted by both the Model Y introduction and shipments from China – as well as the semiconductor situation deflating the total passenger car market." https://www.schmidtmatthias.de/post/western-european-zero-emission-passenger-car-registrations-achieved-a-new-record-share-in-september U.S. SALES UPDATES: ID.4, VOLVO, PORSCHE TAYCAN, MUSTANG MACH-E All from InsideEVs: "Volkswagen ID.4, sales improved slightly from 5,756 in Q2 to 6,049 in Q3, which probably will further increase over the next quarters. The ID.4 share out of the total Volkswagen sales was 7.6%. The company notes that its data indicates that more than two-thirds of ID.4 customers are switching from other brands." "The Volvo Recharge plug-in sub-brand accounted for about 18.2% of the total volume, which is about 1,700 units. In California, the share increased to a record high 52% so the company sells more plug-ins than non-plug-ins there. We estimate that the total plug-in volume in Q3 was 5,960. Volvo's Recharge lineup is currently comprised of a total of seven models, two all-electric (the C40 is coming soon) and five plug-in hybrids. By 2030, all Volvo models wiil become be completely electric. In 2022, the company plans to launch the electric successor of the XC90, based on the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA2), that will be produced in Ridgeville, South Carolina, together with the Polestar 3, also based on the SPA2." "The Taycan/Taycan Cross Turismo (all versions) sales increased marginally, by 0.2% year-over-year to 1,861, far behind the outstanding Q2 result, but enough to remain the third best selling Porsche model. The all-electric Porsche stands for nearly 12.2% of all Porsche sales during the period. Porsche's BEV lineup currently consists a total of nine Taycan/Taycan Cross Turismo versions:" "In the case of the Ford Mustang Mach-E, in September sales amounted to 1,578 (1.1% of Ford's total result) - below the monthly average so far this year. The total volume in the Q3 was 5,880. "Mustang Mach-E retail sales expanded 9.2 percent in September. With 18,855 Mach-Es sold through September, Mach-E ranks second in full electric SUV sales behind Tesla's Model Y. Over-the-air modem activation rates for Mach-E are the highest in Ford's portfolio at 97 percent." The gross stock of Mach-E is at about 5,000 in the U.S. (at dealerships and in transport, we assume). That's two times more than the 2,600 we noted in August." https://insideevs.com/news/538003/us-volkswagen-id4-sales-2021q3 https://insideevs.com/news/538106/us-volvo-recharge-sales-september2021 https://insideevs.com/news/538000/us-porsche-taycan-sales-2021q3 https://insideevs.com/news/538343/us-ford-mache-sales-2021q3/ 800 VOLT CHARGING GOING MAINSTREAM "Porsche designed the Taycan to also be compatible with the existing 400 V DC fast-charging infrastructure. The car comes with 50 kW capability as standard, with a 150 kW unit as an option GM, with its wide ranging product lineup is designing the Ultium modular electric powertrain so that it can underpin both 400 V and 800 V applications. So while most vehicles will initially have 400 V battery packs capable of fast-charging up to 200 kW, the larger truck platform on which the GMC Hummer is built, will support 800 V with a 350 kW fast-charging capability." says Electronics 360: "Another mainstream, high-volume brand already planning to implement the 800 V powernet is Hyundai. The recently announced Ioniq 5, based on the new and dedicated E-GMP EV platform, will have an 800 V architecture that can be charged at 232 kW. Confirming the growing interest in 800 V charging, power electronics suppliers Delphi Technologies and Hitachi have both developed 800 V inverters. Delphi claiming that it will be supplying its 800 V “Viper” inverter to three out of the top four global premium automakers by 2024." https://electronics360.globalspec.com/article/17190/will-800-v-charging-become-the-ev-industry-norm CITROEN SAYS IT HAS ALREADY TAKEN MORE THAN 1,000 ORDERS FOR AMI "With the fuel delivery crisis still rumbling on and petrol prices expected to rise by around 5p-a-litre in the coming days, more drivers are reportedly considering buying an electric vehicle. The latest EV due to hit the market next year is Citroen's diminutive Ami, which is as long as a standard UK parking space is wide and has a range of just 46 miles." according to thisismoney: "The French maker, having confirmed that it will sell the tiny battery model in Britain from 2022 just a fortnight ago, says it has already taken over 1,000 reservations online. A total of 1,130 pre-orders have been placed on the car company's UK website, which requires a £250 deposit that is refunded if the driver changes their mind. The Ami uses a 5.5kWh battery that recharges in three hours from a conventional domestic socket. This provides a top speed of just 28mph and a claimed range of 46 miles." https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/cars/article-10056649/Citroen-says-taken-1-000-orders-6-000-Ami-EV.html?utm_source=pocket_mylist VOLVO CARS IS COMPLETING PLANS FOR IPO IN STOCKHOLM "Volvo Cars, the Swedish auto maker owned by Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. of China, is completing plans for an initial public offering and is set to announce details of the listing as early as Monday, in a deal that could value the car maker at as much as $25 billion, according to people familiar with the matter." says WSJ.com: "A listing, if it goes ahead, would represent one of the car industry's most dramatic turnarounds. Ford Motor Co. , weakened by the global financial crisis, sold the Swedish company to Geely for $1.8 billion in 2010." https://www.wsj.com/articles/volvo-cars-is-finalizing-plans-for-ipo-in-stockholm-11633283394 ELECTRIC CAR SALES COULD 'REDUCE ENERGY BILLS' FOR ALL UK CONSUMERS "ELECTRIC car sales could reduce energy bills for everyone across the UK, according to a new report from Ofgem. They have predicted a high number of electric cars could reduce costs for all bill payers, including non EV owners. They said EV's will allow the electricity network to work better which would then reduce average costs." writes the Express: "Ofgem said the market was currently trying to introduce products and services tailored specifically towards electric car owners. These EV tariffs offer cheaper rates overnight to encourage owners to charge their car at off-peak periods. However, they said energy supply was increasingly being bundled in with electric car services." “We believe that high numbers of EVs on the system could reduce total costs of energy for everyone, even non EV owners, particularly if [it] is the norm that EVs charge in ‘off-peak' hours, using smart charging. EV owners are expected to benefit from cheaper running costs of EVs compared to petrol or diesel vehicles, but non-EV owners will also benefit. This is because EVs will enable a better utilisation of the electricity network and generation assets, thereby reducing unit costs.” https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/cars/1500116/electric-cars-sales-energy-bills-savings-ofgem-report-uk GERMANY'S BMVI OPENS TENDER PROCESS FOR NATIONAL FAST-CHARGING NETWORK "Germany's Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) opened the tender process for the national fast-charging network: Deutschlandnetz. Companies and company consortia can compete for the bid to set up and operate around 900 fast-charging locations throughout Germany. (Earlier post.)" says Green Car Congres: "The Germany network is intended to ensure the basic supply with fast charging infrastructure in medium and long-haul traffic with around 8,000 additional fast charging points. It complements the already existing large fast-charging locations and thus ensures a nationwide and needs-based fast-charging infrastructure throughout Germany. In a second tender, the construction and operation of around 200 fast-charging locations at unmanaged rest areas on the federal motorways will be tendered. The tendering of the nationwide motorway lots will be carried out in autumn by the Autobahn GmbH." https://www.greencarcongress.com/2021/10/20211004-bmvi.html HUMMER EV DRIVEN BY TOM MOLOUGHNEY https://insideevs.com/reviews/538170/hummer-ev-first-drive-review/ 80 ACTIVISTS BLOCK SHELL'S PORT TO PROTEST AGAINST ‘GREENWASHING' ADVERTS https://www.euronews.com/green/2021/10/04/climate-ngos-launch-campaign-to-ban-fossil-fuel-adverts-in-the-eu NEW QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Returns on Sunday 10th October! Email me your thoughts and I'll read them out on Sunday – firstname.lastname@example.org 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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Show #1234 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 4th October. 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 REALTERS CHOICE PHOTOGRAPHY VW WORKERS URGE FASTER EV ROLLOUT "Volkswagen's (VW) main plant in Wolfsburg might face historically low output this year and needs a faster shift toward electric vehicles to remain competitive, according to the German automaker's top labour officials." reports News24.com: "The rollout of electric car, Trinity, due in 2026 may be too late, according to VW officials. Furthermore, a global chip shortage also happens manufacturing at Wolfsburg. Due to the persistent scarcity of semiconductor chips, the output at Wolfsburg this year could even fall below the level of 2020, when the Covid-19 pandemic pushed production to just below 500 000 cars, according to VW's works council. VW's initial goal agreed in a labour pact five years ago was to make at least 820 000 vehicles in Wolfsburg last year." https://www.news24.com/fin24/companies/industrial/vw-workers-urge-faster-electric-vehicle-rollout-at-worlds-largest-biggest-car-factory-20211002 MERCEDES-BENZ GIVES SMALLER 60 KWH BATTERY TO EVITO TOURER, EQV "The Mercedes-Benz eVito Tourer (the all-electric variant of the Metris Passenger Van sold in the US) and the more luxurious EQV are getting a new battery pack option. Up until now, both models came with a 100 kWh battery (90 kWh usable), so is Mercedes-Benz giving them an even bigger pack for more range? Well, no. Actually, the new battery option has a 60 kWh net capacity, enabling a range of 217–239 kilometers (135-148 miles) on the eVito Tourer." says InsideEVs: "The standard fast charging function has an output of 50 kW, but an 80 kW option is also possible, in which case the battery can be charged from 10% to 80% in around 35 minutes. Mercedes-Benz argues that the smaller battery will appeal to customers “who cover easy-to-plan routes or who only drive short distances, such as in school transport operations.” Furthermore, it should also be interesting for those buyers looking for a weight saving of 150 kg (330 lbs) and a corresponding payload increase. Last but not least, the 60 kWh battery drives the eVito Tourer's price down by approximately €3,600 ($4,175) compared to the equivalent 90 kWh model (€60,678 versus €64,248)." Read more: Read more: https://insideevs.com/news/537885/mercedes-evito-eqv-60kwh-battery MERCEDES-BENZ EACTROS TRUCKS ON TEST IN SOUTH TYROL Two near-series battery powered eActros trucks have crossed the Alps as part of a series of tests in Italy's South Tyrol region. During the tests, the electric trucks tackled a total of 54,000 metres of altitude. The highest point of the trip was reached during measurement runs at the Kaunertal Glacier, at a height of 2,750 metres. In order to validate the trucks' performance and durability, the testing engineers at Mercedes-Benz Trucks then subjected the electric vehicles, which were loaded to their gross vehicle weight of 27 tonnes, to an extremely gruelling series of tests in the area surrounding Bolzano, South Tyrol. The Alpine terrain enabled the engineers to make particularly extensive use of the vehicles' energy recovery feature, which can be exploited by driving with foresight. Series production of the eActros will start at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Wörth at the beginning of October 2021. Read more: https://media.daimler.com/marsMediaSite/en/instance/ko/All-electric-mountain-climbers-Mercedes-Benz-eActros-trucks-on-test-in-South-Tyrol.xhtml?oid=51462413 SK INNOVATION SPINS OFF BATTERY DIVISION "SK Innovation officially completed the spin-off of its battery business on 1 October. The now independent battery division of the South Korean company is called SK On. With the announced spin-off, the Korean company wants to enable the battery division to better focus on the fast-growing market for electric cars and their batteries – independently of the other business lines of the listed company." writes electrive: "The plan is to expand global battery production capacity from the current 40 GWh per year to 85 GWh by 2023, to 220 GWh by 2025 and to over 500 GWh by 2030. In addition, it was announced a few days ago that SK Innovation, together with Ford, will invest in the construction of two new sites with assembly and battery plants in Tennessee and Kentucky – with a total capacity of 129 GWh per year." Read more: https://www.electrive.com/2021/10/01/sk-innovation-spins-off-battery-division TESCO TAKES TOP SPOT AMONG UK SUPERMARKETS FOR ELECTRIC CAR CHARGING "Tesco is the UK supermarket chain with the greatest proportion of stores that offer customers electric vehicle (EV) charging facilities. That's according to new research from electric car website Electriying.com, which has ranked the UK's biggest supermarkets in order of EV-friendliness." reports UK Motor1.coM: "Tesco topped the list, with almost half (45 percent) of its UK superstores boasting charging facilities, while Morrisons came second with four in 10 (40 percent) of stores offering EV charging. At the opposite end of the scale, just seven percent of Sainsbury's stores offer at least one EV charging point." Read more: https://uk.motor1.com/news/537265/tesco-top-uk-supermarket-charging/ AL GORE PUTS $600M INTO UK GREEN ENERGY-TECH STARTUP OCTOPUS ENERGY GROUP "Former Vice President Al Gore has invested $600 million of equity into U.K. energy startup Octopus Energy Group via his Generation Investment Management vehicle, taking a stake of approximately 13% in the business. The investment means Octopus has attained a valuation of around $4.6 billion."£ says TechCrunch: "Octopus has made a name for itself in energy circles largely because of its “Kraken” technology platform, which it claims is able to reroute energy from renewable sources around a network far more efficiently than competitors. Octopus is now managing 17 million energy accounts in 12 countries in this manner. Octopus has also earlier launched Electric Juice, an electric vehicle “roaming network” of 100,000 charge points across Europe that allows users to charge their personal Octopus Energy account when they charge their EVs. It's also partnered with Tesla to launch Tesla Power in the U.K. and Germany." Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2021/10/01/al-gore-puts-600m-into-uk-green-energy-tech-startup-octopus-energy-group BATTMAN WILL QUICKLY DETERMINE EV BATTERY HEALTH "With plenty of older EVs on the roads today, the issue of residual battery life and recycling is more pressing than ever when it comes to shopping for vehicles or making decisions about what to do with EVs whose batteries are just about spent." reports Autoweek: "VW Group Components has developed a system dubbed BattMan ReLife (Battery Monitoring Analysis Necessity) that can check the health of a battery in just minutes, taking the guesswork and hours of charging out of the process. The first version of the software was created by the Audi Brussels quality management department for testing the Audi e-tron's battery, and then received further work from VW Group Components at Salzgitter, which is the site of VW's new battery laboratories. The device first checks whether a given battery is able to communicate, after plugging in the low-voltage connectors. BattMan then detects and brings up any error messages present, in addition to the insulation resistance, temperatures, cell voltages, and capacity." Read more: https://www.autoweek.com/news/green-cars/a37824638/battman-ev-battery-health CHINA'S NIO INC. (NIO) REPORTS RECORD MONTHLY AND QUARTERLY ELECTRIC VEHICLE DELIVERIES "China's NIO Inc. (NIO) reported record monthly and quarterly deliveries for the company's fleet of electric vehicles. The auto manufacturer, founded in 2014, has provided investors with news regarding the firm's positive September 2021 delivery results" says Investors Observer: "NIO announced that its deliveries for its top-selling eclectic vehicles (EC6, ES6 and ES8) have now hit 142,036 units in total. In further news, NIO also revealed that it has recently opened NIO House in Oslo, Norway and that the company has “completed its first batch of vehicle deliveries in Norway.”" Read more: https://www.investorsobserver.com/news/stock-update/chinas-nio-inc-nio-reports-record-monthly-and-quarterly-electric-vehicle-deliveries CHINA'S EV MAKERS SAW MONSTER DELIVERIES "XPeng had a huge month, with deliveries of 10,412 vehicles in September topping the 10,000 milestone and tripling from year-ago levels. The numbers included more than 7,500 P7 sports sedans and more than 2,650 G3 and G3i SUVs. XPeng also got a solid start with its P5 family sedans, which launched mid-month and accounted for 244 vehicle deliveries. For the quarter, 25,666 deliveries was a record, also tripling year over year. Year to date, XPeng has delivered more than 56,400 cars and SUVs, more than 300% higher than at the same time in 2020." says Nasdaq.com: "Li Auto had promising numbers compared to last year's results, but the company noted some pressures that weighed on its sequential performance. Monthly deliveries of 7,094 vehicles were more than double what Li delivered in September 2020. " Read more: https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/chinas-ev-makers-saw-monster-deliveries.-will-tesla-follow-suit-2021-10-01 WHAT IF… THE GM EV1 ELECTRIC CAR HAD BEEN A SUCCESS? "In issue one of T3, we reported on the release of the EV1, a fully electric car from General Motors, one of America largest automobile manufacturers. The sleek two-door, two-seater is generally regarded as the first mass-produced EV available to the public. It had a 0-60 time of around 8.4 seconds and a range of between 70 and 100 miles – and up to 140 miles for the second generation model. (BMW's i3 will only do around 150 and that was released in 2013.)" says T3: "The EV1 launched in 1996, with the improved model II appearing in 1999. But instead of losing interest – or being pressured out of the market – let's imagine GM stuck with it…" Read more: https://www.t3.com/us/news/what-if-the-gm-ev1-electric-car-had-been-a-success NEW QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Returns on Sunday 10th October! Email me your thoughts and I'll read them out on Sunday – email@example.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. 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00:00 Intro10:30 How's the Age of Sage soap project going11:59 I went from indexing for 3,500 to 6,800 Kws in 6 weeks. Made some small tweaks to titles and pink words. 3 days later, H10 showed that I dropped indexing to 4,000 KWs12:51 All my FBA products are 4 oz or less, do you think I should also make all these FBM for 4Q? If yes, raise the price by how much15:11 Isn't it risky to do FBM for 4Q due to the long postal delays15:54 How is your new launch jiving w/ your restock limit? Did your limit go up instantly when you launched a new product? How does a new item launch impact your restocking limit17:14 Besides Adam Heist, who else do you follow in the Amazon YT space20:18 Besides Traction, what other books have been seminal for you that can be helpful22:55 Given you are growing so quickly, do you think an aggregator will ever acquire your company and have you just focus on their brands24:02 Is there ever a time when you want to repeat back end KWs24:16 Is there a way to see how many customers are placing repeat orders24:50 Can I see how many customers are using Subscribe and Save25:23 Can you wait until all your inventory is placed into inventory for purchasing by AMZ to start your "honeymoon" period26:47 What is the best tool so you can see BSR a SERP page27:00 If I have A+ content, what should I put in my product description fields27:33 Wha fields beside the item SKU do you suggest filling out when using a flat file listing change, and can this file be used across multiple marketplaces28:26 When performing an organic KW search using Cerebro, in many cases words it's telling me I index for in positions 20-50 and I cannot find it28:59 I have a product that has a particular design but isn't converting well as my other products if I want to redesign the product, would you start a new listing or use the existing one and add the new design as a variation30:24 Not sure how to get an "orderable GTIN" for case packed level when I try to convert from Seller fulfilled to Walmart fulfilled31:34 I found that many of the KW in my organic 20-5 search has no clear relevance to my product32:15 What would you suggest if an ASIN has far greater PPC sponsored words over organic KWs32:59 Any suggestions to push through a brand name change33:26 Do you recommend running PPC campaigns on exact search phrases that H10 shows that your product' is indexing for34:06 Someone got their hands on some close out the inventory and listed it undercutting our price and killing our listing34:40 Is AMZ asking you to lower your price based on off-platform marketplaces common35:24 You said earlier to someone "do you pay for daily KW ranking"35:35 I listed one product before I was approved for Brand Registry, inventory is at AMZ waiting to be checked. 36:18 I would like to use the A+ content grid to compare my product to two other products that do the same thing, but in a completely different way37:00 Have you heard of UK sales dropping after Brexit37:31 Just started w/ a company competing in 3 categories. Any recommendation on how to most effectively structure campaigns38:52 If you raise prices & competitors do not, does that hurt your listing41:19 How do you add a subcategory to your main category through SC41:47 Dropship items suppressed for price or inventory reasons42:42 Any content suggestions for someone starting on Walmart42:50 ASIN REVIEW: B08H8WZN3H46:35 Does updating SKU will affect your ranking on metoo listing46:45 I have a US TM and BR in the US. How do I then get BR in CA48:03 Competitor copied our bullet points w/o any modifications and also use some of our images in the listing48:24 What do you think of Amazon LiveSupport the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/myamazonguy)
Show #1230 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 1st October. 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 EXECUTIVE PRODUCER BRIAN OLEARY HYUNDAI IONIQ 6 ELECTRIC SEDAN SPIED TESTING IN GERMANY "Hyundai reportedly took the Ioniq 6 back to the drawing board for some last minute design changes. We therefore don't know if the final production interpretation of the model will look like this prototype or if it will even more closely resemble the stunning Prophecy concept that previewed it." asks InsideEVs: "while previous prototypes were spotted with cameras instead of regular side mirrors, these newer prototypes featured the latter. Hyundai is building the Ioniq 6 on it E-GMP dedicated electric vehicle platform and thus it will surely share many components with the Ioniq 5. However, the largest available battery will be bigger than the Ioniq 5's 72.6 kWh pack and it could be closer to 100 kWh (with around 300 miles of range), according to some rumors." VOLKSWAGEN REVEALS PHEV PLANS WITH >100 KM RANGE ""In the course of a presentation of its current plug-in hybrid models, Volkswagen has given an outlook on its upcoming PHEV strategy. A new generation of plug-in hybrid drives is expected to be used from 2023." says electrive :"the battery capacity and thus the electric range are to increase significantly – the latter to around 100 kilometres. Volkswagen's PHEVs will in future have a fast-charging option with a CCS connection, enabling significantly faster charging processes than with the existing single-phase onboard chargers with only 3.6 kW charging power. Media reports indicate that the AC onboard charger could also be upgraded. From the 3.6 kW single-phase mentioned at the beginning to 11 kW three-phase" Read more: https://www.electrive.com/2021/09/29/volkswagen-reveals-phev-plans-with-100-km-range/ VW WASTES NO TIME JOSTLING FOR GERMANY'S NEW POLITICAL PARADIGM "On Monday morning, the man who prevailed in Germany's race to succeed Angela Merkel as chancellor called on potential partners to join him in a new government as soon as possible. Olaf Scholz, of the center-left Social Democrats, appealed to the environmentally minded Greens and pro-business Free Democrats to back a three-way coalition following his narrow victory in Sunday's election." reports Bloomberg: "Just a few hours later, Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess took to Twitter to sketch out the car giant's vision for a new government. His 10-point wish list includes calls to expand renewables, curb coal, raise the price of CO2 and scrap subsidies for gasoline and diesel fuel. VW's CEO openly trying to speed up the demise of the internal combustion engine would have been unthinkable only a few years ago. the SPD has repeatedly called on the industry to be more ambitious when it comes to phasing out the combustion engine. The party was instrumental in denying the industry's request for a scrapping bonus for older gasoline and diesel vehicles at the height of the pandemic last year." Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/newsletters/2021-09-30/vw-wastes-no-time-jostling-for-germany-s-new-political-paradigm TESLA HIRING FOR OVER 300 OPEN POSITIONS IN AUSTIN "Tesla is on a hiring spree in Austin. The company had 315 jobs posted on its website on Monday, Sept. 27. Tesla announced it was building a “Gigafactory” in southeastern Travis County in July 2020. The factory is set to employee 5,000 people with annual wages starting at $35,000." says local news channel KVUE: "Ed Latson, executive director at Austin Regional Manufacturers Association, told the ABJ that, more than likely, more jobs are coming when the Tesla plant begins production. The Gigafactory is set to begin production by the end of 2021." Read more: https://www.kvue.com/article/money/economy/boomtown-2040/tesla-hiring-gigafactory-austin-texas/269-c5cb9487-ee0e-4f62-a8da-de2153b8fe81 NISSAN INTRODUCES E-POWER SYLPHY IN CHINA "Nissan unveiled the e-POWER Sylphy, the first model equipped with the e-POWER series hybrid technology (earlier post) for customers in China. First introduced in Japan on the Nissan Note in 2016, e-POWER has been well-received in the market, with cumulative sales of e-POWER models surpassing 500,000 units at the end of March." says Green Car Congress: "The e-POWER Sylphy sets the pace for Nissan's plan to roll out six e-POWER models in China by 2025 as part of its Nissan Intelligent Mobility vision for changing how vehicles are powered, driven and integrated into society." Read more: https://www.greencarcongress.com/2021/09/20210929-nissan.html SEAT UK FURTHER ELECTRIFIES RANGE WITH LAUNCH OF SEAT MÓ ESCOOTER 125 The SEAT MÓ eScooter 125, equivalent to a 125cc motorcycle, is priced at £4,996 per unit with the Government's OLEV EV Grant included or available for £95 per month (48 months) on hire purchase, making it an affordable alternative for those looking to move through the city with ease. The eScooter 125's battery can be charged in situ or be removed and placed nearer to a plug socket for convenient and safe charging. Integrated into the SEAT MÓ's rear wheel is an 9kW electric motor (peak power) – equivalent to a 125cc motorcycle or scooter – that produces 240Nm of torque, giving the city electric motorcycle a top speed of up to 59mph (95km/h) and a 0-31mph (50km/h) acceleration time of only 3.9 seconds. The SEAT MÓ eScooter 125 has a range of up to 85 miles (137km) (WMTC) on a single charge of its removable 5.6kWh lithium-ion battery pack. For easy transportation of the 40kg weight of the battery pack, once removed, the eScooter 125 designers have carefully crafted an extendable handle and a set of caster wheels to enable the driver to pull the pack along to the nearest charging point – wherever this happens to be. Read more: https://www.electrive.com/2021/09/29/volkswagen-reveals-phev-plans-with-100-km-range/ TOP 10 EV BATTERY MANUFACTURERS https://www.mining.com/web/ranked-the-top-10-ev-battery-manufacturers/ CITROËN UK EXPANDS NEW Ë-SPACETOURER ELECTRIC RANGE WITH TWO NEW XL VARIANTS Citroën UK has updated its New ë-SpaceTourer electric range, with the model now available in both ‘M' and ‘XL' forms. With the Diesel-powered Citroën SpaceTourer already available in ‘M' and ‘XL' sizes, Citroën UK has now increased its New ë-SpaceTourer electric range by 100% – by adding two new ‘XL' variants to the model selection. he ‘XL' versions measure 5,309mm in length for improved interior space and practicality. In comparison, ‘M' variants measure 4,959mm in length. Both the ‘M' and ‘XL' versions benefit from the same wheelbase of 3,275mm, with the extra length translating into increased load space of 3,100-litres (loaded to the roof), compared with 2,550-litres in ‘M' versions. The ‘Business Edition' variant is capable of seating up to nine people, in three rows of seats. The second and third rows feature a 1/3 - 2/3 split design and removable seating for added practicality. Ideal for family and commercial use, the second row comes with Isofix anchorage points as standard. In addition, ‘Business Edition' models feature air conditioning, cruise control, Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto, a 7-inch touchscreen and a driver attention alert system New Citroën ë-SpaceTourer is powered by a 50kWh battery, connected to a 100kW (136hp) electric motor. Under WLTP testing, Citroën ë-SpaceTourer has an all-electric range of up to 143 miles. Business XL £32,495. POWER CUTS MAY STIFLE CHINESE DEMAND FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLES "China's power cuts could put a dent in the booming electric vehicle (EV) sector as the suspension of charging stations in parts of the country keeps some battery-powered cars off the roads, analysts said." according to South China Morning Post: "The power blackouts in more than 10 provinces across the mainland are likely to further sap drivers' appetite for EVs in regions where their take-up is already low. “In northeast China, electric cars have been greeted with a lukewarm response for many years,” said Zhang Fan, a car insurance broker in Jilin province. “The power cuts could further siphon off buying interest in electricity-powered vehicles.”" https://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/3151085/chinas-switch-financing-overseas-renewable-energy-projects CHINA'S CARMAKERS ARE MAKING CHEAPER ELECTRIC VEHICLES "As the world enters the era of the electric vehicle (EV), are we about to see a sea change in the identity and makeup of Europe's streets? The quality, and, more importantly, the affordability of Chinese EVs is becoming a situation that is harder for European manufacturers to ignore with each passing year, and it could be just a matter of time before the market becomes flooded with imports from China." says Euronews.com: "According to a report from automotive data analysis firm Jato Dynamics, the average price of a new electric car in China since 2011 has fallen from €41,800 to €22,100. While China's significant manufacturing capabilities have never been in doubt, the question was whether it would be able to innovate to the same degree as its Western counterparts. That question has been answered in the form of their batteries and the technology they are able to implement inside their vehicles (although parts of the industry are still subsidised by the Chinese government)." Read more: https://www.euronews.com/next/2021/09/28/china-s-carmakers-are-making-cheaper-electric-vehicles-and-they-have-their-sights-on-europ NEW QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM If you have gone back to fossil cars, or play along, imagine you HAD decided to switch back from EV to combustion, what's the reason? Email me your thoughts and I'll read them out on Sunday – firstname.lastname@example.org It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. And if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing. Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I'll catch you tomorrow and remember…there's no such thing as a self-charging hybrid. 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Show #1229 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 September. 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 IX FIRST DRIVE REVIEW "The 2022 iX is one of two new BMW EVs coming to the US next year. But while the upcoming i4 is pretty much just a 4 Series Gran Coupe with an electric powertrain, the iX is a clean-sheet design from the ground up. It's unlike anything else in BMW's current portfolio." says Roadshow: "It all starts with a composite spaceframe made of carbon-fiber reinforced plastics, aluminum and high-strength steel. Sound familiar? This is the same framework BMW used when building the i3 hatchback and i8 coupe, and just like those cars, the iX's body structure is as light as it is strong. It's hard to get a sense of how big the iX is, especially in photos. At 195.0 inches long, 77.4 inches wide and 66.7 inches tall, the iX is about the size of a BMW X5 SUV, just a little shorter in height. In the US, the iX will come standard with 20-inch wheels, and a range of 21- and 22-inch options will be available." Read more: https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/2022-bmw-ix-first-drive-review/ "Having a dedicated electric vehicle platform means a few things. Firstly, it's lighter than converting a traditional architecture over for an electric vehicle. The structural points and package requirements are designed specifically for a battery pack in the floor, electric motors at each axle, and the lack of traditional powertrain equipment. So there's no waste in the chassis." points out BMW Blog: "For instance, the completely flat rear trunk floor in the iX is only possible because it doesn't have a traditional transmission tunnel to work around. The battery can be stored completely flat underneath the floor with no obstructions. Therefore, the battery is packaged better and rear passengers have far more foot room. Also, because the rear subframes and suspension were designed for an electric motor, the entire eDrive unit can be stored under the rear trunk floor with no intrusion into cargo space." Read more: https://www.bmwblog.com/2021/09/28/2022-bmw-ix-xdrive50-test-drive/ "The high-voltage battery pack has made similar gains in terms of increased energy density—about 40 percent compared to the battery in the outgoing i3. BMW sources the prismatic cells from CATL and Samsung SDI, but the rest is done in-house in a new battery facility at its Dingolfing factory. The iX xDrive50 uses a 106.3 kWh pack (useable; gross capacity is 111.5 kWh) comprising six modules of 50 cells each and another five modules each with 40 cells." according to Ars Technica: "Since leaving the factory 1,235 miles (1,987 km) ago, the iX I was testing averaged 2.8 miles/kWh (22.1 kWh/100 km), which includes time running flat-out on derestricted German Autobahns at 124 mph (200 km/h). the iX can DC fast-charge at up to 195 kW, taking 40 minutes or less to charge from 10 percent to 80 percent. AC charging maxes out at 11 kW on single-phase electricity" Read more: https://arstechnica.com/cars/2021/09/forget-the-looks-love-the-tech-the-83200-bmw-ix-electric-suv " It makes 516 horsepower, does 0 to 62 mph in 4.6 seconds, and offers a range of about 300 miles (not official just yet in the U.S., but that's the estimate, and fits with what I saw in use). That front hood, by the way, is weird. Normally, all you can open in the front is the BMW badge, which gives access to the washer fluid reservoir and a bit of cargo room, provided your cargo is one solitary meatball wrapped in a napkin. The hood itself can be opened, but it's a bit of a chore involving two separate latches, and there are no stays or even one of those hinged sticks to hold the hood open; this is clearly a no user-serviceable parts inside kind of deal." writes Jason at Jalopnik: "On the autobahn, at speeds of 130 to 140 mph, the iX is a speedy, silent mobile room. The wheels have been designed to be especially aerodynamic and quiet, and as a result there's pretty minimal road noise. To keep things from being too masoleum-quiet, there's artificial sounds that get played, and they're actually and maybe a little surprisingly good. BMW got musician Hans Zimmer to come up with a bunch of EV sounds, and I found that they provided valuable feedback about throttle position and enhanced the overall experience without seeming forced or too artificial. It's well-executed." Read more: https://jalopnik.com/the-electric-bmw-ix-isnt-actually-that-ugly-and-it-give-1847765429 Other points: Active Driving Assistant is great, particularly adaptive cruise control Software updated are bi-weekly GENESIS GV60 GETS 'BOOST MODE' FOR 0 TO 62 MPH IN 4 SECONDS "The Genesis GV60, the first dedicated electric vehicle from the South Korean premium player, will get one battery for all configurations, but optional rear- and all-wheel-drive layouts along with a “Boost Mode” that takes the new entry from 0 to 62 mph in just 4 seconds." says Automotive News: "Genesis said the standard rear-wheel-drive version will get a single 168-kilowatt motor. The awd variant, meanwhile, gets two motors. The rear-wheel motor will deliver 160 kW while the front achieves 74 kW, for a total system output of 234 kW. Finally, a third variant called the Performance Model will be all-wheel drive and achieve output of 320 kW in Sports Mode and top out at 360 kW in Boost Mod. All versions of the GV60 will get a 77.4-kilowatt-hour battery" Battery pre-conditioning 800v Due first half of 2022 Read more: https://www.autonews.com/cars-concepts/genesis-first-dedicated-ev-gv60-gets-boost-mode-0-62-mph-4-seconds FORD MUSTANG MACH-E GETS MORE USABLE BATTERY AND RANGE FOR 2022 "The 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E will have some notable changes for the new model year, and we know when production starts thanks to a member from the Mach-E Forum who posted the electric SUV's 2022 order guide." according to InsideEVs; "The biggest change for the electric Ford is the amount of usable battery capacity offered in both Standard Range and Extended Range models. The usable battery capacity in the SR battery pack is now 70 kWh (up from 68 kWh) and 91 kWh in the ER battery pack (up from 88 kWh). The California Route 1 model will be available with all-wheel drive and will come standard with heated front seats and a heated steering wheel for 2022." Read more: https://insideevs.com/news/537347/mustang-mach-e-range-battery NIO LAUNCHES NIO ES8 AND OPENS NIO HOUSE IN NORWAY Today, NIO launches its smart electric flagship SUV, NIO ES8, for sale in Norway, and hosts a launch event for NIO House Oslo, the first NIO House in Europe. An important part of NIO users' car-owning experience is the holistic charging and swapping system. The latter enables NIO vehicle's batteries to be automatically swapped in three minutes. Norwegian national authorities have already approved the country's first Power Swap station, which will be located in Lier, approximately 30 kilometres south of Oslo. Today, NIO announces an ambition to set up 20 Power Swap stations in Norway by the end of 2022. The plan is to locate Power Swap stations in many of Norway's main cities and along the busiest transport routes. All Power Swap stations are subject to regulatory approvals including planning and building permission from relevant local councils. NIO will also offer Battery-as-a-Service (BaaS) to Norwegian users who purchase an electric vehicle from NIO. NIO users who purchase a NIO ES8 Signature Edition 100 kWh together with a BaaS subscription will be able to benefit from six battery swaps including service fee per month with an additional cost from NOK 1,999 per month. NIO HAS COMPLETED 4 MILLION BATTERY SWAPS "By September 29, China's new energy vehicle startup NIO has a total of 504 battery swapping stations, one quarter ahead of its target to reach 500 by the end of 2020. Besides, the company has completed more than 4 million battery swaps by September 29, about 30 swaps per user. The highest number of battery swaps for a single vehicle is 927. NIO aims to have a total of 700 battery swapping stations before the Chinese New Year Holiday in 2022." reports Gasgoo. Read more: https://autonews.gasgoo.com/70018831.html ABB UNVEILS THE ‘TERRA 360' "Swiss technology company ABB unveiled its latest EV charger on Thursday called the "Terra 360" that can add 60 miles of range in just three minutes. ABB says it's the world's most powerful EV charger, delivering charging rates up to 360 kW" says FutureCar: "The Terra 360 is a modular charger which can simultaneously charge up to four vehicles at once and is built with dynamic power distribution. This setup means that drivers will not have to wait if somebody else is already charging ahead of them. They simply pull up to another open plug. The powerful charger will be first available in Europe by the end of the year. ABB plans to expand the Terra 360 to the U.S., Latin America and Asia Pacific regions sometime in 2022." Read more: https://www.futurecar.com/4899/Swiss-Technology-Company-ABB-Unveils-the-Terra-360-the-Worlds-Most-Powerful-EV-Charger GERMAN STATE SAYS NO DECISION YET ON TESLA PLANT https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/german-state-says-no-decision-yet-tesla-plant-2021-09-29/ https://www.electrive.com/2021/09/30/giga-berlin-approved-with-strict-water-usage-conditions/ TESLA GIGA FEST WILL NOT PRESENT A FINISHED GIGA FACTORY https://www.autoevolution.com/news/tesla-giga-fest-will-not-present-a-finished-giga-factory-says-engineer-170634.html NEW QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM If you have gone back to fossil cars, or play along, imagine you HAD decided to switch back from EV to combustion, what's the reason? Email me your thoughts and I'll read them out on Sunday – email@example.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. 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Juicio de Virgil Griffith / Avalancha de Amazon / Parches ultra-rápidos para Exchange / Ambulancias eléctricas / Reseñas de la Switch OLED / Videojuegos de Netflix Patrocinador: La gala de premios Huawei Next Image son el mayor concurso de fotografía móvil https://consumer.huawei.com/es/community/next-image/ del mundo. Más de dos millones de personas de todo el mundo han participado, y este año viene con más premios que nunca. — Las inscripciones están abiertas https://consumer.huawei.com/es/community/next-image/ hasta el 30 de noviembre, y puedes participar en múltiples categorías. Si algún lector gana que lo comparta conmigo, ¿eh? Juicio de Virgil Griffith / Avalancha de Amazon / Parches ultra-rápidos para Exchange / Ambulancias eléctricas / Reseñas de la Switch OLED / Videojuegos de Netflix Virgil Griffith se declara culpable de ayudar al régimen norcoreano con tecnología blockchain. El experto en criptomonedas ofreció una serie de charlas técnicas en Pyongyang en 2019. El gobierno estadounidense lo detuvo tras acusarlo https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-58719884 de violar las leyes de exportar tecnología a un país sancionado. — Se enfrenta a a varios años de cárcel en el juicio. Ir a Corea del Norte a explicar cómo utilizar contratos inteligentes y cadenas de bloques para limpiar dinero, etc. no es muy inteligente. Y ciertamente son herramientas que pueden ser dadas a un uso potencialmente dañino. — Gran parte de la comunidad tecnológica aboga por la retirada de los cargos https://www.change.org/p/federal-bureau-of-investigation-freevirgil-release-virgil-griffith-from-prison. Amazon renueva sus productos para el hogar con más pantallas y cámaras. La tradicional avalancha de novedades pre-navideña de Amazon se saldó con un montón de novedades. Algunas hasta interesantes https://computerhoy.com/noticias/tecnologia/amazon-astro-echo-show-15-dron-939323 como el robot rodante https://www.elespanol.com/omicrono/hardware/20210928/amazon-presenta-domestico-astro-alexa-vigilancia-cuidado/615439857_0.html. Un nuevo Echo Show de 15" https://www.elespanol.com/omicrono/hardware/20210928/amazon-echo-show-nuevo-alexa-cuadro-colgar/615439642_0.html con diseño plano que puedes colgar como un cuadro. Echo Glow que es un sistema de videoconferencia con proyector https://www.elespanol.com/omicrono/hardware/20210928/amazon-glow-proyector-tactil-videollamadas-juegos-interactivos/615439827_0.html destinado a la educación a distancia. Mejora su pulsera deportiva rollo Fitbit https://www.elespanol.com/omicrono/hardware/20210928/amazon-halo-view-inteligente-servicios-ejercicios-nutricion/615439801_0.html con una pantalla y un servicio de entrenamientos, pero solo la venderá en EE.UU. Un nuevo router Eero https://es.gizmodo.com/el-nuevo-router-mesh-de-amazon-tiene-wi-fi-6-y-puede-co-1847760209 con Wi-Fi 6, protocolos Zigbee y mayor área de cobertura. Microsoft añade un sistema de parches de emergencia para Exchange. Lo han denominado "mitigación de emergencia de amenazas" y es básicamente un canal de distribución de ajustes que Microsoft puede enviar y ejecutar en menos de una hora https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/microsoft-adds-emergency-mitigation-tool-for-exchange-server a sus clientes de Exchange, sin que los administradores tengan que hacerlo manualmente. Ataques como el que llegó por Solar Winds son catastróficos por la cantidad de información a la que pueden acceder. Con empresas y gobiernos que no quieren o pueden mantener la parte que les toca de la gestión. Consiguen utilizar la constelación de Starlink como sistema de posicionamiento. Unas ecuaciones sobre las señales recibidas por los satélites de Starlink es lo único necesario para calcular la posición concreta de la antena, con una precisión de ocho metros https://es.gizmodo.com/usan-los-satelites-de-starlink-para-calcular-la-posicio-1847758608. — No es muy diferente del A-GPS de nuestros móviles que triangula con las antenas. Útil en caso de conflicto, aunque lejos de la precisión del GPS, Galileo y demás. La UE aún quiere que Volkswagen indemnice a todos los europeos por el Dieselgate. La firma alemana, que fue obligada en Alemania y EE.UU. a indemnizar a los clientes o recomprar sus coches, no ve motivos para hacerlo "voluntariamente" https://elpais.com/economia/2021-09-28/la-comision-europea-reclama-a-volkswagen-que-compense-a-los-consumidores-europeos-por-el-dieselgate.html, así que el conflicto se enquista sin una solución clara seis años después de ser destapado. Hoy Volkswagen lidera las ventas de coches eléctricos en Europa https://cleantechnica.com/2021/09/27/plugin-vehicles-hit-22-market-share-in-europe-in-august/, pero haría bien en cerrar los fantasmas del pasado pagando a todos los engañados. La mayor flota de ambulancias eléctricas de Europa está en el País Vasco. El Grup La Pau, una cooperativa sanitaria cuenta ahora con 115 vehículos sanitarios 100% eléctricos https://forococheselectricos.com/2021/09/grup-la-pau-presenta-su-flota-de-115-ambulancias-mercedes-benz-electricas-para-euskadi.html. Se centrarán en traslados no urgentes de momento dejando las de gasóleo para las emergencias por su tiempo de puesta apunto (carga de combustible) más rápido. Las reseñas de la nueva Switch OLED son algo mixtas. Por una parte se alaba la evolución en la pantalla (ahora 7" y OLED, aunque sigue siendo 720p) y por otra parte los análisis https://eloutput.com/noticias/videojuegos/switch-oled-comparativa-pantalla/ no encuentran mayor motivo para que alguien cambie el modelo actual por el nuevo. Sale el 8 de octubre. — Os dejo un vídeo donde comparan bien ambos modelos https://youtu.be/uocf2EyYHnY?t=545. Un sistema de carga giga-rápida para camiones eléctricos de varios megavatios. Hasta 3.750 kW https://forococheselectricos.com/2021/09/megawatt-charging-system-mcs-carga-rapida.html podría alcanzar el estándar industrial MCS (sistema de carga de megavatio), aproximadamente siete veces más rápido que los actuales métodos "ultra-rápidos" de 500 kW. — Puesto en un coche, estamos hablando de cargas completas de batería en un minuto. Facebook intenta cuadrar el círculo en Alemania con la moderación de contenido. La semana pasada Facebook comenzó a eliminar contenido del rollo "Querdenken" https://apnews.com/article/coronavirus-pandemic-business-technology-germany-europe-97cdf5effe5e29fbf3314b45d844707c ("pensadores laterales"): grupos, páginas y perfiles de conspiraciones de todo tipo. — Las críticas vinieron por parte de expertos que veían que no se había eliminado suficiente contenido, y otros hablando censura. Twitch prepara métodos de moderación básicos para frenar a los trolls. Aunque no parece que haya planes para poner algo tan simple como un "captcha" en el formulario de registro de usuarios, Twitch permitirá restringir los chats https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/09/twitch-leak-suggests-major-response-to-streaming-sites-hate-mob-issues/ a usuarios que no han verificado su cuenta de email, principalmente bots. — Está la cosa fatal en Twitch. Los micro-juegos de Netflix ya están en Google Play. Todos los abonados de Netflix podrán jugar cinco aplicaciones relacionadas con las series y películas de Netflix. Se distribuyen desde la tienda de apps de Google, no una propia de Netflix ni estarán disponible en las teles, y de entrada no parecen desarrollos muy complicados https://www.genbeta.com/multimedia/netflix-lanza-sus-cinco-primeros-juegos-espana-coste-coste-extra-publicidad-momento-solo-para-android.
The most successful people are also the most purposeful. They create a vision for the future and take steps to get a little better every day. They take the time to ask: Is my life working for me? If not, how would I like it to look different? David Osborn is the principal owner of the sixth largest real estate company in the US with 4,500-plus agents and $11B in annual sales. David also runs a real estate investing private equity firm and operates 35 other profitable real estate related businesses in the US and Canada. He is well-known for being one of the cofounders of GoBundance, a community of healthy, wealthy, generous men who choose to lead EPIC lives. On this episode of Financial Freedom with Real Estate Investing, David joins cohost Garrett Lynch and me to explain his tagline, ‘Who you become on your journey is far more important than what you achieve.' He offers insight on the value of connecting with the right people and growing into the best version of yourself. Listen in to understand why David's definition of wealth involves more than just money and find out how the most successful people get clear on where they're going and walk in purpose. Key Takeaways How David became a real estate investor Got start as agent, opened KW franchises in TX, NM All-in on investing in 2011 but ran out of own capital Mission to meet wealthy people and raise money Establish fund to invest in single family rentals What investments David is bullish on right now Dwelling spaces and rentals (single and multifamily) Real estate in Sunbelt states with fewer regulations Why who you become is more important than what you achieve Controlling every decision makes you the bottleneck Leadership means delegating trust (world gets bigger) External world = reflection of who you are as human The areas of his life David is working on right now More present with wife and children Working with coach on conscious leadership Meditate on regular basis Health including workouts Learning (40 books/year and podcasts) How David thinks about finding work-life balance Worked 12-hour days to achieve financial freedom Work smarter now, better relationships at home David's well-rounded definition of wealth More than just money and financial freedom Being good human, finding ways to contribute Having adventures and being well-learned Why it's crucial to surround yourself with the right people Genius of humans = sharing and connectivity Find peers who push and inspire you to get better The GoBundance origin story Accountability partners with Pat Hiban, Tim Rhode Invite others to join in bucket-list adventures Growth comes from authenticity and transparency David's top lessons learned as an entrepreneur Know where you're going (purposeful vision for life) Invest in marriage and make time for kids Connect with David Osborn David's Website David on Instagram GoBundance Resources Be a Part of Michael's Deal Maker Mastermind Join the Nighthawk Equity Investor Club Entrepreneurs' Organization TIGER 21 Conscious Loving: The Journey to Co-Commitment by Gay & Kathlyn Hendricks The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership: A New Paradigm for Sustainable Success by Jim Dethmer, Diana Chapman & Kaley Klemp The Almanack of Naval Ravikant: A Guide to Wealth and Happiness by Eric Jorgenson Huberman Lab Podcast Wealth Can't Wait: Avoid the 7 Wealth Traps, Implement the 7 Business Pillars, and Complete a Life Audit Today! by David Osborn & Paul Morris Diego Corzo The Family Board Meeting: You Have 18 Summers to Create Lasting Connection with Your Children by Jim Sheils Lifespan: Why We Age—and Why We Don't Have To by David A. Sinclair Black Belt of the Mind by Fred Grosse Pat Hiban Tim Rhode Scott Harrison of Charity Water Gary Keller The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM) by Hal Elrod Richard Branson Tribe of Millionaires: What If One Choice Could Change Everything? by David Osborn & Pat Hiban Michael's Website Michael on Facebook Michael on Instagram Michael on YouTube Apartment Investor Network Facebook Group Podcast Show Notes
00:00 INTRO10:44 I found a 3PL that has seller fulfilled prime for their own brand they sell, can I have them fulfill for me and get the Prime badge11:58 Someone hijacked my UK listing, changed the brand name/owner, made a complaint and now I'm barred from listing my item, and my FBA inventory will be destroyed13:06 Do you repeat your Alt Text for different images in A+ content14:26 I'd like to get a PO Box for my business, will the damaged FBA inventory be automatically sent for it, or will they still go to the old address? Do I need to report it to the gov't for my LLC status15:15 You already did my BR and it's working great. Can I start another brand under the same AMZ account, same bank account, and corporation as the first one16:29 Can you create a video to go into detail on the latest request from AMZ "New product types and attributes for your listings"18:03 Amazon states that EBC increases your sales by 5% on average, is that number accurate from your experience19:10 Can I put a branded product into my product package as a supporting item20:04 I have recently shipped to FBA 60 units, but AMZ only shows 40 units, product shipped 09/07, status still receiving21:34 Do you have any video on sponsored video ads on AMZ23:16 What to take into consideration if I want to sell candles on AMZ supply chain thing, not Amazon stuff24:33 ASIN REVIEW: B095RRVLFS28:24 You're not a fan of coupons, why is this30:37 What will be the best way to fix a false IP claim32:00 Will AMZ make you pull inventory for Prop 65 violation32:35 I have a customizable product, can I create a variation33:24 What do you think about rebate giveaways and are they allowed by AMZ34:13 Do you have a recommended 3PL that doesn't get overwhelmed during Q434:34 Will AMZ going to re-ask for ISO documentation again, I originally submitted this a few years ago35:28 If you could go back to when you first opened your agency, what would you change, improve, focus more on39:00 Are the tools like Helium10 partially responsible for the increase in advertising people sellers are able to more informed on how to compete effectively for the best KWs39:27 Can you explain what happens in your "client survey" before the onboarding client call41:44 Have you ever interviewed someone that specializes in how to use influencers and can recommend any particular software for finding influencers43:59 Unable to add variations to my category (wrist & ankle weights) but all other listings have them46:24 What's an average day look like for an account director w/ MAG49:20 How do you gate your brand50:35 Does the copy in the original product description still impact SEO once A+ content is inserted51:04 Every night I go 4 organic ranks on the main KW, but during the day I go ran 40+51:54 Created shipment for Monday in New Shipping Workflow. Printed shipment Labels 2 AMZ, but did not see where t print FNSKU Labels 4 products53:18 We set activate date to Dec when do we change this once AMZ receives the product55:30 Do you know of the seller rating score that AMZ uses for hierarchy editing attributes on the detail page57:24 Is the best course of action to start fresh w/ a new brand (new TM, serial number) and then move all ASINs to the new brand1:00:06 I sell supplements, ACOS is 20-30%, but TACOS are at 7%. Should I raise ACOS to raise TACOS? What % level do I need to raise my ACOS to get my TACOS to 15-20%1:00:39 What's the average length a full-service client stays w/ you1:01:40 After AMZ is refunding the client, where is my product going1:02:24 Do you know if AMZ's replenishment recommendations take into consideration the transit time from 3PL to FBASupport the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/myamazonguy)
Show #1223 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 September. 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 an old, new Patreon EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CHAD LANE. He signed up three months ago and I'm only just now adding him to the list in the show notes because I'm an idiot! 1 IN 4 NEW CARS ARE PLUG-INS IN WESTERN EUROPE "Consisting of BEVs (fully electric passenger cars) and PHEVs (plug-in hybrids), externally rechargeable new passenger car registrations or New Emission Vehicles (NEVs) accounted for close on to one quarter of the total new passenger car market in August according to exclusive data published in the European Electric Car Report each month. The 18 market West European region* witnessed combined BEV/PHEV volumes reach 152,000 units in August, or 24.2 per cent of the total new passenger car market within the same region. " Read more: https://www.schmidtmatthias.de/post/almost-every-fourth-new-car-in-western-europe-during-august-was-a-plug-in-electric-car HAWAII EV MARKET SHARE "Hawaii has the nation's second-highest electric vehicle market share. But 16,000 EVs out of 1.2 million is just a drop in the bucket. Drive Electric Week kicks off today to accelerate EV adoption." Ryan Kawailani Ozawa @hawaii 'THE BUTTON' ARRIVES "After months of waiting, Tesla owners who wish to take part in the company's FSD Beta program could now formally request the advanced driver-assist system to be loaded into their vehicle. The release of the “Request FSD Beta” button comes before the rollout of FSD Beta 10.1, which is expected to be distributed to the company's testers over the weekend." says Teslarati.com: "Similar to the FSD Beta program that has initially been released to the company's first batch of testers last October, Tesla made it a serious point to highlight that safety must be paramount when using the advanced driver-assist system. This could be seen in the heavy emphasis on cautious driving that the company references in its recent update, as well as the use of Safety Scores to determine which drivers are eligible for the program. Tesla also made it clear that access to the advanced driver-assist system could be revoked at any time. " Read more: https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-fsd-beta-wide-release-notes "You can now request early access to Full Self-Driving Beta pending eligibility. To get started, tap ‘Controls'>' Autopilot'>Request Full Self-Driving Beta' and follow the instructions.” “Thank you for your interest in limited early access Full Self-Driving Beta! The Tesla team is analyzing your vehicle driving data and Safety Score to determine eligibility. You can view your Safety Score from the Tesla app at any time (version 4.1.0 or newer). If eligible, you will receive a software update as part of the limited early access,” Tesla wrote, adding that owners also have the option to opt-out of the FSD Beta test program. "The move delighted fans of CEO Elon Musk and Tesla, but it risks drawing the ire of federal vehicle safety authorities who are already investigating the automaker for possible safety defects in its driver-assistance systems." reported CNBC yesterday: "FSD Beta is an unfinished version of Tesla's premium driver-assistance software, FSD, which the company sells in the U.S. for $10,000 upfront, or $199 a month. The company previously made FSD Beta available to about 2,000 people, a mix of mostly employees and some customers, who test it out on public roads even though the software hasn't been debugged. Tesla's systems tabulate a drivers': “Predicted Collision Frequency, Forward Collision Warning per 1,000 Miles, Hard Braking, Aggressive Turning, Unsafe Following Time, and Forced Autopilot Disengagements" If you're a good boy or girl after 7 days, Tesla will review their decision and you may get access. Read more: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/25/tesla-drivers-can-request-fsd-beta-with-a-button-press-despite-safety-concerns.html TESLA'S GERMAN LANDING WILL FUEL COMPETITION - VOLKSWAGEN CEO "The planned opening of Tesla's (TSLA.O) first gigafactory in Europe later this year will force local industry to step up its game, Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) Chief Executive Herbert Diess said on Friday." according to Reuters: ""Efficiency is key for the transformation of our industry/Germany. Tesla develops in shorter processes, works closer with the best in the industry and takes more risk," Diess, a known admirer of the electric car pioneer led by Elon Musk, said. Wolfsburg-based Volkswagen, Europe's largest carmaker, aims to overtake Tesla as the world's top seller of electric cars by 2025, a claim that is underscored by an ambitious plan to build six large battery factories in Europe by 2030." Read more: https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/teslas-german-landing-will-fuel-competition-volkswagen-ceo-2021-09-24/ TESLA INSTALLS 100TH SUPERCHARGER STATION IN SHANGHAI, CHINA—NOW SPANNING OVER 1000 STALLS "Tesla has installed the 100th Supercharger station in Shanghai, China, which will be inaugurated next week. In just seven years, the company was able to install more than 1,000 stalls in one city to increase people's commitment to electric vehicles." writes the Tesla fan blog Tesmanian: "Tesla in China achieved another major milestone. @JayinShanghai/Twitter shared the good news: Tesla has installed the 100th Supercharger station in Shanghai. He announced that the Grand Opening Ceremony will take place on September 29. The new Supercharger station is installed at Shanghai Landmark Rafael Sky City." Read more: https://www.tesmanian.com/blogs/tesmanian-blog/tesla-installs-100th-supercharger-in-shanghai-china-with-over-1000-stalls BMW IX STARTS REACHING EUROPEAN DEALERS "BMW has officially said that it will begin shipping the iX electric SUV in November, but it looks like it's happening even sooner in some locations. We already know the iX is in production and when we attended IAA Mobility 2021, we saw dozens and dozens of them in and around the venue." says InsideEVs: "BMW offers the iX in xDrive 40 and xDrive 50 guises, with either 240 kW (321 hp) or 385 kW (516 hp) respectively. The first has a 76.6 kWh battery pack (71 kWh usable capacity) and a claimed WLTP range of 425 km (264 miles), with the more powerful version featuring a 111.5 kWh pack (105.2 kWh usable); range is rated at 630 km (391 miles) WLTP. Pricing for the iX in Germany starts at €77,300 for the xDrive 40 model." Read more: https://insideevs.com/news/535383/bmw-ix-starts-deliveries-europe UPDATE: BMW SAYS NO ELECTRIC RANGE CAP "A few days ago, we wrote about how BMW allegedly wanted to put a cap on its electric vehicle ranges. We wrote that based on a report from WhichCar, who had spoken to BMW i4 Project Leader, David Ferrufino about the subject. According to the WhichCar article, Ferrufino claimed that “BMW electric vehicle range to remain capped at 600km” and that the charging infrastructure was more important. However, since then, we've talked to a spokesperson from BMW who tells us that there was never a 600 km range cap. We don't have the details of the original conversation, but allegedly the miscommunication was on BMW's part." writes BMWBlog: "From what we're told, the 600 km range – on WLTP and 300 miles on EPA – was the target number for both the BMW i4 and BMW iX during their development." The BMW Communications Team in Munich: “The BMW Group will not stop to further develop the electric range of their battery-electric vehicle portfolio. The BMW iX and BMW i4 are the first fully-electric models within the BMW portfolio to allow for a range of around 600km in WLTP and every day driving. Thereby they fulfill exactly the target range which had been set for their individual market segments. And the story doesn't end here: The BMW Group will continue pushing the boundaries of all aspects of electric driving. 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Daniel David is a Roofstock Certified Agent, real estate coach, and fellow investor in Lexington, Kentucky. In this episode, we get Daniel's scoop on the Lexington real estate market - the local economy, price points, level of competition, common issues that come up on inspection reports, and what makes it a great market for investing. Explore investment opportunities in Lexington on Roofstock today. Contacts and links mentioned in the episode: Daniel David - 859-797-4007 email@example.com, www.makekyhome.com www.LocateInLexington.com --- Transcript Before we jump into the episode, here's a quick disclaimer about our content. The Remote Real Estate Investor podcast is for informational purposes only and is not intended as investment advice. The views, opinions, and strategies of both the hosts and the guests are their own and should not be considered as guidance from Roofstock. Make sure to always run your own numbers, make your own independent decisions and seek investment advice from licensed professionals. Mark: Hey, everybody, this is Mark Woodling with Roofstock. Thanks for joining The Remote Real Estate Investor podcast. Today we have Daniel David, who's in Lexington, Kentucky. He's one of our certified agents. And he's gonna give us some insights about what's happening in the market. So let's go ahead and get Daniel on. Welcome Daniel to the remote real estate investor. Daniel: Hey, Mark, thanks for having me on. It's a pleasure to be here. Mark: Awesome. So are you in Lexington today? Daniel: I am, you know, in the Lexington Kentucky area actually born in this area grew up here, graduating high school from here. But then I ended up joining the army back and 98. So shout out to any army vets that are you know, listening to the podcast. So spent three years in Heidelberg, Germany loved it, I if I could go back there, I would go back there. Immediately, I came back started started being a wedding DJ, believe it or not. So I'm used to talking on the mic used to talking in front of crowds and you know, engaging and making things a lot of fun. So hopefully, we'll be able to make some, some fun stuff here today. And then you know, of course, you know, doing weddings is not just a one day event. There's the planning sessions, you have the rehearsal, you've got the wedding, and then you've got to find time to go promote your business. Well, during this time, you know, my son happened to be in kindergarten. And he's like, Dad, can you come spend some time with me, you know, pick me up from school today. And I was like, I can't I have a meeting? And then he's like, well, that's okay. You can pick me up on Friday. I was like, No, I gotta go to rehearsal. And then Sunday, you know, was the bottle showed or promote, to generate more business? And he was like, you know, dad, when are you going to stay home and spend some time with me. And I was like, that was the dagger that if I could have quit that day, I knew I would have. So I knew some things needed to change. And that's what got me involved in real estate. So I ended up going with a large national brand, my first run out the gate with KW, Keller Williams, and my second month in the business, I actually listed 26 homes. A lot of people thought that, you know, look, you don't know what you're talking about, you don't know what you're doing. And then once I listed those 26 homes, those same people were like, okay, so maybe you do know what you're doing just a little bit. So end up getting into coaching, training, mentoring, and then have the opportunity to join the EXP where I coach training mentor, you know, we've got about 1000, our group across 38 states, four provinces in Canada, Mexico, and Portugal and Puerto Rico as well. And so we've got tools, models and systems and things like that. But I've always been a real estate investor. I'm an investor agent. So I love talking to numbers. And you know, talking about cap rates, and all that good stuff that most people just don't. Mark: That's awesome. I've heard a lot of really good things with EXP Realty, these days where they're bringing on more investors centric agents that really know how to talk numbers versus, you know, selling somebody owner occupied homes. So that's great that you've made your way over there. And I also hear you're a real estate coach. So maybe give us a little background on how you've been coaching, whether it's buyers? Or is it families, like tell us about you know, that experience? Daniel: Well, you know, it kind of covers a vast range. So if you're working with buyers, there's certain things that you're looking for that, you know, can save time of, you know, if you're looking at, it doesn't matter whether you're buying real estate to invest, or you're buying for your personal reasons, one of the best things you can do if you're not paying cash, make sure you have your financing in order first. This is going to save you so much time on the back end and also on the front end. Because when you are pre approved and you've got all your ducks in a row, it's just like you've got cash on hand. So when we find something we can move rather quickly. When you're looking to invest in real estate. You know, one of the best person investments that I can give advice is buy a duplex, especially if you know you're just starting now live You know, maybe you just graduated high school you're got, you know, roommates and things like that. It's amazing how much profit you can make. If you can buy a duplex, live in one side, and then run out the other, basically, when you're renting out the other, they're making your mortgage payment, then, you know, once you finish school, move out, take advantage of this IRS rule that the government has is the three five rule. So if it's been your primary residence for three of the last five years, you can actually claim that still like your personal residence, and not pay capital gains tax on that. So at the end of year three, look to sell that thing off, cash out, and now you've got a big nice cash portfolio to start going into future investments. Mark: Well, that's what's so interesting about today with you know, all the pandemic is that people are moving in are much more mobile. So they may be moving from California and in trying to find a market like Lexington, Kentucky, and in finding that the price point is just so affordable, where they can pick up these properties for, you know, nothing compared to what they're paying back home. So yeah, house hacking. That's, that's what they call that little strategy. But well, I would love to hear more about the coaching as we go through. Cuz, you know, the reason why I ask is do you coach more individuals or families to me that you end up as a life coach, because you know, there's two parties to any decision, you're gonna have to play mediator here and there. So, you know, we'd love to, Who is your typical client type, so maybe give us a little background there. Daniel: You know, I love working with investors, it's your typical agent does not understand how to work with investors. You know, they're more concerned about, you know, hey, look at the nice decor in the house. All Did you see that this has a garage, and investors like, okay, so tell me the cap rate? Does, what's the cash flow on this? What's the numbers look like? And so, you know, if the numbers make sense, then we can look at the house. And, you know, if it has nice aesthetics, that's a plus. But, you know, let's look at the numbers and look at the meat and potatoes, let's dive into. And so, you know, back in 2015, I actually started a real estate investors group on and we can find it on meetup.com. And no, that is not a hookup site, just so you know. So we've got currently over 500 members, 556 Last time I checked. And, you know, we talk about how to buy, sell, invest, and even, you know, the fix and flips, you know, Lexington is a perfect market, if you're looking to buy and hold not so much on the fix and flips because everybody's looking to fix and flip. And those are few and far between. and it's like sharks circling. And they just all pounce, and they end up driving up the profit to where there's no like, meat on the bone at the end of the day. So I, you know, buy and hold is like the best strategy that I found that works really well because Lexan has some great numbers for rents compared to prices. And you know, you mentioned like, back home or outwest, where you know, 300,000 won't even buy at the front door, you know, here in Kentucky 300,000 will get you a pretty nice place with with a good cash return on investment. Mark: Now, that's that's great Intel and exactly what we want to dig deeper into. So let's go into Lexington. And let's actually give people a little tour that may not be so familiar with it. So what I know is that it's the second most populated city in Kentucky. I think that's always a big thing that most people don't recognize. It's the horse capital of the world. So I think that that's a pretty big deal. Maybe known for a little bourbon and some other activities, you know that around fine tastings and, you know, good things like that. And then of course, University of Kentucky, Wildcats, though, maybe why don't you give us a little tour of the city and go through anything that people may know or may not know and, you know, give us your perspective on it. Daniel: Okay, so Lexington is, believe it or not one of you know, it's growing we're, we'd like to be a little conservative on growth as compared to some of the other cities. It's, it's definitely like an old money town. So you've got horse racing for those horse enthusiasts. You mentioned the bourbon. Some of the best bourbon in the world is produced right here in our backyard. So we've got a whole bourbon distillery trail the trail you know, if you're ever in Kentucky, I recommend you go check out the bourbon trail. We do have the University of Kentucky and that is what kind of anchors Lexington and then that's also followed by the medical industry we have some of the top medical physicians and things like that in in the world are right here in Kentucky. And that's that's not a well known fact, you know, one of the cardiology departments and things like that we, we strive for success there. We've also got, you know, for those that like, some companies that you may have heard of, we've got Amazon, we've got Lexmark is anchored right here. And then if you've ever eaten, Zoe's, Zoe's was founded right here in Lexington, Kentucky. So awesome, great companies with opportunities and growth for, you know, future investments and things like that. Mark: So what I've been reading about, is that just the low overall cost of doing business out there. So it's very attractive, I think it's a competitive tax environment for companies to move to. So what are some of the companies you'd say that are making a splash right now? Are there any technology companies or companies that are maybe building the next great facility that they're looking to move to out in the Lexington area? Daniel: There's plenty of opportunity for those companies that want to take advantage of those industries, Metro nets, kind of installed their fiber optic network throughout the area. So now we did a true gigabit up and down, that opened up a time of opportunity. And we've had some companies that are taking advantage of those opportunities. And then other companies that are kind of like, Well, you know, I'm not sure about this whole fiber optics thing. So there's great opportunity to hop in on the technology side. Lexmark a, you know, they are pretty some of the best printers in the world. They are, you know, anchor here, so they're taking advantage of some of those opportunities. And then, you know, you've got a lot of law firms here in Kentucky, you also have a lot of medical opportunities. So if you're in the legal or medical industry, Kentucky's, especially in Lexington, Kentucky is a great spot, we are considered a retirement town. It's a so if you're looking to retire. And I think money magazine has had us and consistently in the top 20 since like 2005, which is just insane. So we have some great nightlife, and then, you know, some, some great little off the beat restaurants. So we want to get away from those chain restaurants. We have some great local eateries here that would, you know, rival some of the great cuisines are probably used to experiencing. Mark: That's awesome. Well, let's I want to dive a little bit further into the quality of life in a second, but you touched on it for a second they gigabit city. That's a big deal. Or gigabyte, oh, no, which when you pronounce it, but that's a big deal. There's only a handful of cities around the country that have the entire city infrastructure set up to have a gigabyte download speeds. So yeah, so MetroNet, is the name of the company and are is their headquarters in the area as well? Or is that just their presence? Daniel: They have some some of the companies and then because they've already set up that infrastructure here in Lexington, they're expanding to the surrounding cities and bringing that in as well. So that is a huge benefit, especially if you're looking to invest because I know, tenants are looking for, like the high speed internet to be able to stream and do things like that. So it used to be that we just had spectrum cable. And that was it. That was like the fastest internet that you could find, which you know, drove prices up. And, uh, you know, now that MetroNet has come in, it's been a game changer. And so a lot of those companies that had that, you know, kind of Monopoly have had to really rethink what they're doing because so many customers now have choices. Now, you know, it used to be that everybody had a landline phone, and everyone has a cell phone, so there's no need for a landline phone anymore. So your older population, they're still used to having that landline, your younger population. It's like nope, I'm completely mobile. I don't want to be tied to one spot which makes you know investing in elections and a great opportunity. Mark: Sure, into between all the colleges around town you have this you know, gigabyte city or gigabit. And what I've been reading about is the the millennial population that's really attracted to the area A. I think it's because it's post college, but also if you have the technology and you have This future thought on how to keep some of the the youth their income the restaurants, because these are the people with the disposable income. So what do you see in terms of like the city makeup, I heard a little bit about being a great place with for retirees, but when you see, are dealing with even local buyers, who is the buyer that you're working more closely with, or who's the renter, that you may be working with looking to rent a property? Daniel: Well, usually when you first come out of college, you've got that massive student loan debt. And so mortgage companies take that into consideration. Now, they are policed here locally, if you're in a certain field, they will forgive your student loans and not count that into your loan, which is a great benefit. For buyers, and I, you know, sellers have that opportunity as well, for your renters that, you know, whatever up whatever reason, you can't get qualified. Lexington does have, you know, some pretty competitive rent rates, you know, you can look anywhere from like, for a two bedroom, one and a half bath, probably looking at, you know, around that 1000 to 1200 range, where if you get on the outskirts, that's probably closer to like 900-1000. Mark: Wow. Daniel: And you're still close enough to where you can commute, when I think commute, I think anything 15 minutes or less, is you know, you're right there. Mark: That's incredible. So you have this younger, younger set of, you know, let's call it the millennial generation. And next thing, you know, we have Gen Z coming around the corner. You know, what I've been reading as well is that, you know, this is one of the most highly educated, you know, post graduate groups in the in the entire country. So I saw that 42.9% of the population 25 years or older has at least a bachelor's degree. And 18.6% has a graduate or professional degree, which is the 11th highest. Let's see ranking Lexington, the 11th most highly educated city in the country. That's incredible. Wow. So the colleges are keeping the the renters around or whomever you may be buying as well. But they're staying around so they don't just graduate and then take off for the big city. It sounds like they're they're sticking around and spending their disposable income there. Mark: Yeah, it's, and a lot of that ties back to birth friendly city. No, we were not like all up in your business. But when you talk to us, we're cordial. We're, you know, we're genuinely interested when you're trying to carry on a conversation with us, we're not trying to, like turn up our nose and say, See, everyone's helpful, and very supportive. And I think that drives a lot into why you're seeing a lot of retention when students graduate from UK. So we also have Transylvania University, which, you know, is not on the same level as UK, as far as like, student wise population. But academically, they, you know, like you said, they rival pretty much anyone in the nation. So we have a lot of educated people that choose to remain here just for the sake of, there's opportunity. And we're growing, we're still, you know, expanding. We're in Lexington has not reached its full potential yet. And so there's plenty of opportunity for growth. And that's what makes it attractive to a lot of people. Mark: Well, that's great. Well, we'll put some show notes and links into the podcast. But there's locateinlexington.com, that's where I got a lot of my information. It's the economic development group out of out of Lexington, or typically, it's the, you know, the Chamber of Commerce, that puts out a lot of great content. So I highly advise anybody to go check that out and study some more of those statistics. But let's get into the actual like, let's get into the micro economics of this and start talking about what little pockets of Lexington that you're really focused on. So as a kind of a preface, you know, Daniel is the one that is a part of a certified agent network at Roofstock. So he's actually underwriting a lot of the properties from the MLS and then posting them to Roofstock. So he comes up in estimates if it's vacant, or rent a random out as well as potential rehab. So maybe Daniel, give us a little idea about when you're going through and looking at properties. What are you looking for that you would consider as a good investment property and maybe walk us through some of the pockets around Lexington and talk about whether it's schools that are the driver or areas that are more a cap rate for Guess you know where you can get the better return on your investment. So give us a little Intel there. Daniel: Well, so let's talk about the sweet spots, because I love, love talking about sweet spots. So in Lexington, one of the hottest areas is the Kenwick subdivision area that's 40502 on the zip code, anything that you can pick up there that is increasing in value. So just to give you an idea, like what we saw last year, compared to this year, numbers were up about 20%, just in that area alone, which is just crazy. So Lexington as a whole, we had about 1.9 months of inventory the last year that has, unfortunately decreased it's like 1.3 months of inventory right now, which, you know, not saying you can't find deals, because a lot of investors think oh, well, you can't find deals on the multiple listing service. Well, that's where I get a lot of my deals. If you know what you're looking for, you know what you're doing, you can find cap rates as high as like nine, nine plus percent on properties that are on the Multiple Listing, I find those all the time and upload those for you on Roofstock. So, you know, what I've been experiencing? Since I have joined Rootstock, I'm actually you know, we're, we're writing about an offer per day. Right. So it's, it's just crazy. And there's a reason that a lot of investors were targeting. And it goes back to all of the things that we have discussed throughout the podcast. Mark: That's great. So maybe walk us through a few other areas, or how do you kind of divide the lines is it highways that are dividing is it you know, other areas that kind of separate where some of the better schools are give us an idea about how you would kind of generally categorize that. Daniel: We do have some schools that you know, outperform others, you know, as a real estate agent, I am kind of bound by this no discrepancy rule, kind of things. But Lexington if you think about it, Lexington as itself as if you think of a wagon wheel, and then each spoke points to the center. So the center is downtown, we have this road called New Circle Road or Circle 4 it makes up the outliers of Lexington, and then each exit points as a spoken and all focuses towards downtown. And then we have now started to take that wagon wheel. And now we're putting another wheel around that where we're getting into some of the other areas that have direct access to like, I64, I75. And we've noticed some rapid growth in those areas as well, that's out in the Hamburg area. Also, we just build a new high school, Frederick Douglas high school that has drawn a lot of investors into that area. And then you know, because we have UK, there are some opportunities to invest in the UK student area where you will constantly have an influx of students, you'll never run out of opportunities there. Most of those are more than four units, though. So if you're interested in that field with me, I'm sure we'll go over my contact information later on. And we can discuss those opportunities. Mark: That's great. That's great. So, you know, when you're underwriting these properties in general, you know, is there a certain cap rate that you're really looking for? Because I know, like you said, the price points, you know, can be a bit higher in some of the areas but it sounds like your taxes also are not nearly as high as what you'd experience in areas like Texas where I am. So what is the price point and expectations that buyers should expect? You know, in terms of maybe like something between 100 and $150,000, you know, what should a cap rate look like and then 150 to 200, and so forth. Daniel: Most of the tax rate and Fayette County is 1.278%. So, you take that into consideration, which puts you know, if you're buying a property at like 100,000, you, you're right at about 200 a month or something like that, which points to 2400 a year. Or if you go lower, then of course that varies your cap rates. And my sweet spot is you know if I can find anything 9 plus I'm golden, but if I can get it between that seven and 9% I know most investors will no bite on that Mark: Fantastic. Wow. Yeah, those are numbers that you You really don't see in some of the the major we would call like tier one cities. But as you get into these secondary markets where you have less competition, and there is a little bit more available inventory, it doesn't sound like there's much so you need to add quickly. But, you know, there's some markets where I mean, properties aren't aren't on MLS for more than four to six hours, and then they're snapped up. So it sounds like you have a little bit of breathing room, but not a whole lot of time to react. Daniel: No. And so there is a great sitting right outside of Lexington. It's Richmond, it's about 20 minutes away. It has it's another college town, it's got Eastern Kentucky University is there EKU. And you would be surprised on $125,000 property, you want to take a guess at what the taxes are per year. Mark: No tell me Daniel: $25 Mark: What Aren't you getting for $25, though? That's what concerns me? Daniel: Well, it makes a great opportunity for some investments, I actually have put a couple of those up on Roofstock. So you can check those out. And the cap rates on those. I think one of those was like 14%. So it's definitely worth at least checking out. Mark: So is it just an unincorporated town where they're not paying You know, the local city taxes are what makes it such a steal? Daniel: Just county taxes, not so much on the city end? And the county taxes are like .099321 or something like that. I mean, it's it's absurd tax rate. And I was like, No, this can't be real. But I got on the property value administration, which investors if you're not checking your PVA rates, you need to go check those out prior to on any potential investment. That's a added bonus tip there. Mark: PVA stands for what? Daniel: Property value administration, Mark: Okay. Daniel: And basically, they're the city elected officials that go around, they collect the taxes for the city on the property. A lot of people think, well, it's the sheriff's office that does that, well, yes, they go out and they serve the tax, notice that it's all paid to the county or to the city. And so when I said there's some great opportunity to invest in properties, not just in watchmen, but also the outskirts, Richmond in is one of those areas that it's definitely worth checking out. Mark: Very cool. So we've touched on a lot of the highlights, and I always think it's good to go through and really, you know, put a spotlight on the city, some of the great things, tell us about the negative aspects. And you know, I don't want to beat up on Lexington too much. But this is where I want you to be very forward with us. You know, are Are there any common issues that you see, in most of the properties, you know, that are investment properties that somebody may acquire, but what are the things that investors should be looking out for in keeping their guards up on? Daniel: I would say a lot of it has to do with whatever pm you're using and pm for property management, just making sure that they're vetting, properly vetting the tenants. Because, you know, it's just like any industry, every industry has their bad apples, and some do not do as thorough job as others. So, you know, just make sure that you properly evaluate your clients out. If you're charging, you know, 595 for rent, you know, that there's probably going to be some, I'm not saying that, that it will always be the case. But we know more often times than not the lower the rent rolls, the core conditions condition that they leave the property and when they leave, and that's not every single tenant, but the majority do because it's not their place. They don't care for it the same way. So we're not putting granite countertops when we go in to those facilities. You know, a nice Formica countertop, a lot of times people think, Oh, well I have to go in I have to get this place. And believe me, I made the same mistake when I invested in my first property after you know, having multiple properties. Now it's just about hey, what can I do? Go and buy it low? Let's repaint the cabinets, refinish them, let's put some new doorknobs or you know, hardware on the cabinets. Let's change out the door knobs put some decent doorknobs put some LED light fixtures in it. Then clean up the curb appeal. Then, you know, okay, now we can get that reappraised it will nine times out of 10 appraise for even higher than what your original purchase for let's refi, refi that pour initial money back out with our repair money, use that money to go buy our next investment and keep growing the portfolio that way. But answering, you know, getting back to your question, I know we kind of went off the tangent on that one. So, tenant mixture, we do have, we do have section eight, we do have a need for, you know, Community Housing, and, you know, those needs. We do have some landlords that, you know, for whatever reason, they, you know, COVID kind of hit them a little hard. And maybe their tenants didn't pay rent, which we know, a landlords experienced that all across the country. So, you know, we didn't experience that much here in Lexington, but we did have a few that they stiffed of the rent, and then, you know, when the moratorium got lifted, then they just bolted rather than face the eviction, which, you know, they got to live in it free for about a year. So they did, you know, kind of do some damage, they didn't really take care of the place, and nothing like major, but, you know, cosmetic wise, they, you know, don't, they didn't take care of it like they should. So I mean, a couple of drywall, patches, some new paint, maybe some new carpets, and then you're out the door, or, you know, in mine, I don't even use carpet anymore, I go completely vinyl. And that's what I'm Mark: Sure.Well, it sounds like there may be some tired landlords coming, coming to market in the near future, because that is a quite a blow to take and not have income coming in, but still having to pay pay your mortgage. So yeah, that's always the risk that you take. Now, I have to, I think, really good questions that I want to jump into as well as when you get an inspection. And in Lexington, you may say, you know, Mark, there's just one thing that you will see time and time again, that falls on that inspection report. But don't freak out. Like let's not let's not jump to conclusions and say, Oh, I'm out. What are those things that a buyer should expect in Lexington, that is just going to be common, you know, and in something that's going to be easy to remedy versus a deal killer. Daniel: Okay, so inspectors love to talk about drainage issues, and the effects of groundwater on the foundation. And they'll go on for like three pages in the report talking about all these potential damages that could occur if left untreated. What that means is that on the downspouts, you need to go to Lowe's, you need to get one of those black hoses to attach the downspouts and divert the groundwater away from the house. That's about a $15 fix per downspout. But they will. But if you just read the report, and you're not talking to an investor savvy agent, they will have you convinced that this home needs hundreds of 1000s of dollars in repair or 10s of 1000s I you know, almost as much as the cost to build the place. And that's certainly not the case. Mark: Yeah, and I think what we're all experiencing right now, we've had a little more rainfall than normal. So I think it's good for any investor to check even their primary homes and make sure that water is going away from the property. Cuz in the south especially. Yeah, the the grounds may dry up like in Texas, we have clay. So you know, when it gets really hot, you don't have the right moisture down there. That's when the foundation issues come about. So yeah, I do agree, you just you got to reroute the water. Daniel: Now, I will mention that we do have some homes here in Kentucky that were built. And they have some knob and tube wiring. So it's rare to find those. But some of those older homes, like I mentioned in the Kenwick subdivision, some of the older homes there, they're full of knob and tube wiring that are still active. And you're not supposed to splice into those, but a lot of homeowners have spliced into that. So make sure that you look for that on the inspection report. Mark: That's great. But I think just knowing what's common and what to look for is big and then when you get the inspection report, maybe tell us a little bit about how how you interact with the buyer at that point. So when when the inspection comes back, you know, Roofstock's, helping pay for that in order for a buyer to get the roof stock guarantees. How do you like to go through an inspection report with your buyers? Daniel: So we just look at it line by line. And I'll ask them hey, you know, what are your concerns over This section, let's talk about this. Then, after we talk about the whole report, I'll ask them. Okay, so what's the deal breakers? Because we can't ask for every single thing. This is not a punch list. A, you know? What's your top? Top Five deal breakers on this? Okay? So out of those five with what's your top three? So if I can narrow it down to like, one, two or three that, okay, we can have those items requested as repairs. And then, okay, these would be nice to have, but I'm okay If they don't do this, then let's, let's submit that and see where we land. You know, I'm, I'm all about trying to keep everybody on the same team, which I do, you know, bring the other side in, I don't look at it is it's like us versus them. Like, no, we're all involved here. Listen, if we can make this work financially, then, hey, it's a great investment. It's a great opportunity. If we can't work it, okay, well, then we're obviously we got to kill the deal. But I tried to see what other avenues can we take? Before we get to that point. Mark: Man, this is great. Well, everything I've heard about Lexington has been an eye opener for myself and as an investor you always want to know Where the next markets are that others maybe haven't quite cannibalized, I would like to say you have iBuyers out there, you have institutions out there. And it just seems like Lexington is, you know, more of a local investors market, you're not having as much outside interest. But that may be an opportunity for our Roofstock investors to come out to Lexington. Daniel: It definitely is. Lexington is like one of those well kept secrets, that is slowly starting to trickle out to the rest of the nation. And what we're seeing, as far as the outside interest, outside interest is high, simply because what you can buy out on the west coast, you can buy multiple properties for that same price, right here on in Kentucky. Mark: That's amazing. Well, just to kind of close it out. And then we'll ask ask how people can get in contact with you. But the probably the top statistic I always love to look at is the census data. And it shows that 54% of those in Fayette County, which is Lexington and some of the surrounding cities, is that ownership rate is 54%. That national average is 64%. So you have a lot more renters in the area. And then all these economic drivers such as you know, the colleges, you know, the the younger, you know, the the younger renter base that's, you know, graduating and needing somewhere to move up into once they get a job locally. And all the job growth that to me, those are the win win opportunities that again, there's going to be more opportunity even with low supply that you have, there's going to be more to pick from because I think our buyers can be more competitive in the market to find properties in that seven to 9% cap rate, like what you're talking about. In a lot of other markets. That's kind of the unicorn that is fictitious, there used to be a five or seven to 9% cap rate, but those have been compressed and pretty much disappearing at this point. Daniel: Yeah. Mark: Glad you could be with us today. Daniel, maybe give us an idea. If somebody wanted to reach out and talk to you a bit more about what's happening in Lexington or, you know, maybe have a conversation before they make an offer. How can they get in touch with you? Daniel: Best way to get in touch with me is either by phone or text, you can text me at 859-797-4007 or you can email at Daniel@makekyhome.com. Mark: That is awesome. Thanks so much for joining us today. I am enlightened now. And I'm more than excited to see what kind of activity we get with you and start to drive some offers t so thanks for being on today. Daniel, we really appreciate it. Daniel: Mark. Thank you again. Mark: Hey everyone, thanks for listening and participating in today's podcast on Lexington, Kentucky. Daniel brought a lot of good information. So we hope that it's useful for you and we look forward to having you on next time. Happy investing.
Show #1218 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 September. 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. HONDA SET THEIR EV SIGHTS VERY LOW "Honda Motor Co's U.S. unit said on Monday it is targeting initial annual sales of 70,000 for its planned electric Prologue sport utility vehicle when it goes to market in 2024." "Honda plans to add additional electric vehicle models as it aims to have sold a total of 500,000 electric vehicles in the United States by 2030" "GM will assemble the Prologue and the Acura SUV -- both of which will go on sale in 2024 -- but Honda has not disclosed which plant will build the vehicles or the name or volume targets for the Acura. Dave Gardner, executive vice president of national operations at American Honda Motor Co, said in a statement Honda will initially focus Prologue sales on California and other states like Texas and Florida. He said Honda plans to add hybrid-electric systems to more U.S. models." 1.2million vehicles a year in the U.S. and they want 6% to be EV by 2024. Source: https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/honda-targets-annual-sales-70000-prologue-electric-vehicles-us-2024-2021-09-20 GMC HUMMER EV AND NISSAN ARIYA SPOTTED AT EA CHARGING STATION "Here is an interesting finding of two prototypes of upcoming electric vehicles - the GMC Hummer EV pickup and Nissan Ariya. Both were seen at Electrify America's fast-charging station by EV, Eh?, who was driving from the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) to Normal, Illinois to see Rivian R1T" "While at a Supercharger today that happened to be next to an Electrify America, I ended up spotting the Hummer SUT EV, the Polestar2, and the Nissan Ariya. All of them are unobtanium as far as I know? I guess its not a surprise given that the EA was near Detroit... I will be posting more content on this soon!" HYUNDAI IONIQ 6 DELAYED "The Ioniq 6, Hyundai's second bespoke electric car, has been spotted out on the road for the first time, but reports from Korea suggest the final design will change substantially" reports Felix Page for Autocar. "According to the Korean Economic Daily, the launch of the Ioniq 6 has been pushed back to mid-2022 to allow the body to be lengthened by 20mm, the bumpers and lights to be restyled and the battery to be upsized from 72.6kWh to 77.4kWh. " "The EV's belated launch has also been attributed to a delayed overhaul of the Asan factory where it will be produced. That site currently builds the combustion-engined Sonata saloon and needs refitting to build cars based on the E-GMP platform." "The 77kWh battery pack is already available in sibling brand Kia's new EV6 crossover, which suggests the Ioniq 6 could be more closely related to that car technically, in line with its performance billing." Source: https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/report-new-hyundai-ioniq-6-delayed-redesign-bigger-battery BP GAMBLES BIG ON FAST TRANSITION FROM OIL TO RENEWABLES "Two of BP's key renewables investments, by contrast, are losing tens of millions of dollars, according to a Reuters review of financial filings with Companies House, Britain's corporate registry. BP owns half of Lightsource, a solar energy company that lost a combined 59.3 million pounds ($81.8 million) in 2018 and 2019, the last year for which data is available. The company's UK-based electric-vehicle charging firm, bp pulse, lost a combined 22.3 million pounds ($30.8 million) over the two years." The company acknowledged that its fast-growing clean-energy business - including its solar, EV-charging and wind ventures - continues to lose money. BP does not expect profits from those businesses until at least 2025. "For bp pulse, that means operating 70,000 charging points by 2030, up from 11,000 now." "BP Chief Executive Bernard Looney, who took office in February 2020, is gambling that BP can make the clean-energy transition much faster than its peers.” Source: https://www.reuters.com/business/sustainable-business/bp-gambles-big-fast-transition-oil-renewables-2021-09-20/ GM SAYS CHEVY BOLT EV BATTERY PRODUCTION HAS RESUMED "LG battery plants in Holland and Hazel Park, Michigan, have resumed production. In addition, LG is adding capacity to provide more cells to GM. As a result, replacement battery modules will begin shipping to dealers as soon as mid-October. The root cause of the rare circumstances that could cause a battery fire is two manufacturing defects known as a torn anode and a folded separator, both of which need to be present in the same battery cell. LG has implemented new manufacturing processes and has worked with GM to review and enhance its quality assurance programs to provide confidence in its batteries moving forward. LG will institute these new processes in other facilities that will provide cells to GM in the future." “GM will continue to prioritize Chevy Bolt EV and EUV customers whose batteries were manufactured during specific build timeframes where GM believes battery defects appear to be clustered. The company has established a notification process that will inform affected customers when their replacement modules will be available.” The good news for owners is that the new batteries will include an extended battery 8-year/100,000-mile limited warranty." Source: https://electrek.co/2021/09/20/gm-says-chevy-bolt-ev-battery-production-has-resumed-defect-leading-fire-risk-fixed/ 2023 MERCEDES-AMG EQE 53 SPIED HIDING CHUNKY REAR SPOILER "It was only a couple of weeks ago when Mercedes unveiled the EQE and now our spies have stumbled upon a prototype depicting the spicy AMG version. Even though it's fully camouflaged, one can easily notice the large multi-spoke wheels with a two-tone look that appear to be borrowed from the larger AMG EQS." says Motor1.com "The amped-up EQE rides low to the ground on low-profile tires and hides a bigger spoiler at the back. Mercedes has previously referred to the EQS as playing in a league of its own, claiming the EQE will be its direct answer to the likes of the Tesla Model S, Porsche Taycan, and Audi E-Tron GT. " https://www.motor1.com/news/534180/amg-eqe-53-spy-photos/ RANGE-EXTENDED ELECTRIC 4WD EXPEDITION VEHICLE CLAIMS 4,350-MILE RANGE "UK startup Fering is gearing up to build electric vehicles for cross-continental explorers. It's starting out with the Pioneer, a go-anywhere brick outhouse of a thing designed for monster range figures under the most extreme circumstances on Earth." " Fering has gone with a lithium-titanate-oxide (LTO) battery pack. These have advantages and drawbacks; they're renowned for extremely long life cycles, they can charge quickly and they work from -40 to 60 °C" "the Pioneer can only go about 80 km (50 miles) on pure, silent, zero-emissions battery power. e Pioneer also carries a 70-kW (94-hp), 800cc, three-cylinder biodiesel combustion generator to keep the batteries topped up. Running constantly at its most efficient speed, the combustion engine is capable of delivering impressive fuel efficiency around 50 miles per gallon. With long-range tanks fitted, Fering estimates a whopping 7,000-km (4,350-mile) range between fuel stops." "Drive comes from a pair of electric motors at the front and rear axles, offering some 600 Nm (443 lb-ft) of torque. " "Fering, founded by former McLaren Head of Advanced Concepts Ben Scott-Geddes, has got its first prototype up and running, and it's undergoing a series of tests both by Fering and by early customer organizations evaluating it for various use cases. The company says it's targeting the first half of 2022 for the start of serial production." Source: https://newatlas.com/automotive/fering-pioneer-4wd-electric-expedition/ SKODA CONSIDERS AN ELECTRIC OCTAVIA "According to CEO Thomas Schäfer, Skoda is “intensively thinking about an E-Octavia”. However, Schäfer says the volume model, which has so far been offered as a combustion engine and plug-in hybrid, will not be launched as a purely electric vehicle until after 2025." "The Skoda boss told the German business magazine Handelsblatt: “For the second half of the current decade, we are thinking intensively about an E-Octavia – the electric counterpart to our most successful model for decades, the core of our brand.” " Source: https://www.electrive.com/2021/09/20/skoda-considers-an-electric-octavia-for-2025 SAFETY OFFICIAL SAYS TESLA SHOULD ADDRESS ‘BASIC SAFETY ISSUES' "Jennifer Homendy, chair of the National Transportation Safety Board, told the Wall Street Journal that Tesla should address “basic safety issues” before the carmaker expands its so-called “full self-driving” (FSD) mode." "Homendy had harsh words for Tesla's use of the term “full self-driving,” which she called “misleading and irresponsible,” adding that Tesla “has clearly misled numerous people to misuse and abuse technology.” The NTSB can conduct investigations and make recommendations, but has no enforcement authority." "In May, Tesla's director of Autopilot software had told the California Department of Motor Vehicles that Musk overstated the capabilities of the company's advanced driver assist system, a precursor to FSD. In February 2020, the NTSB found Tesla's Autopilot driver assistance system was one of the possible causes in a fatal 2018 crash, stating that the driver, who was playing a mobile game while using Autopilot, was overly confident in Autopilot's capabilities." Source: https://www.theverge.com/2021/9/19/22682272/ntsb-official-tesla-safety-elon-musk-full-self-driving QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Either how long have you waited, OR, how long would you wait, to have an electric vehicle once you've decided to purchase? Email me your thoughts and I'll read them out on Sunday – firstname.lastname@example.org 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/
Show #1217 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 September. 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. CADILLAC LYRIQ DEBUT EDITION SELLS OUT "The Cadillac Lyriq, the first battery electric vehicle from the company that used to call itself “The standard of the world!” Reservations for the Debut Edition of the car, which starts at $59,990 including destination charges, opened yesterday, September 18. Just over 10 minutes later, they were gone." "In a statement, Rory Harvey, vice president of Global Cadillac, said, “Today, reservations for the 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ Debut Edition sold out in just over ten minutes and we continue to see a lot of enthusiasm around the brand — both current product and in our all-electric future. The initial response for LYRIQ has been extraordinary. Since the show car unveiling last year, more than 200,000 people have expressed interest in learning more about the vehicle and our electric future." "The Lyriq will be built at GM's former Saturn factory in Spring Hill, Tennessee, where a Honda-badged electric SUV will also be manufactured. It is based on GM's new Ultium electric car platform and will use batteries made at factories that are jointly owned and operated by GM and LG Energy Solution." https://cleantechnica.com/2021/09/19/cadillac-lyriq-debut-edition-sells-out-in-just-over-10-minutes "Other 2023 model year Lyriq trim levels will still be available, but so far, Debut Edition reservations are the only ones that have opened (and, 19 minutes later, closed)." "Lyriq will start at a base price of just under $60k. The car will have a 100 kWh battery that puts out up to 340 horsepower to the rear wheels and will be good for “more than 300 miles” of range (no official EPA estimate yet). It comes with an onboard 19.2kW AC and can charge at up to 190 kW on DC." https://electrek.co/2021/09/18/cadillac-lyriq-sells-out-in-19-minutes-automakers-still-underestimating-ev-demand/ https://twitter.com/Cadillac/status/1439323245094883330 Bryan B @Bupac "Couldn't reserve cause of the dealer lookup like everyone else. Cadillac can't even get their website working. Guess I'll be getting a Model Y instead." Mark In Florida @MarkInSeminole "@Cadillac Your reservation system failed. I was on at 4pm and couldn't look up a dealer. Hope same developers didn't develop software for the car." Keith Wood @keithwoodnc @Cadillac I'm pretty disappointed that the Select Dealer screen prevented me from getting through. Started my reservation at 4pm sharp, and never even made it to the payment screen. Craig @JediGamerCT Made it to the payment screen - accepted all terms - and then got the circle of death. Really, really disappointed with Cadillac over this. Brandon @sleepyat830 @Cadillac Watched the countdown expire live and immediately tried to reserve one only to be stonewalled by your dumb dealer locator. Real great rollout, guys. Dynamite stuff. Was really looking forward to buying one of these. Guess I'll be getting something else. Collin @hsvcommenter I call BS. Like many others, I clicked reserve right on time only to be stalled on the dealers page. You had your chance to earn my business. If the Lyriq's technology is anything like your website, you won't be in business much longer. TESLA AUTOPILOT TO BE COMPARED WITH 12 OTHER CARMAKERS "As part of its investigation into Tesla Autopilot safety issues, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Monday requested data from 12 other big automakers about their driver assistance systems." "If NHTSA determines any vehicle (or component or system) has a flawed design or safety defect, the agency has the power to mandate recalls." "NHTSA's Office of Defects Investigation has now queried BMW, Ford, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Stellantis, Subaru, Toyota and Volkswagen as part of its Tesla Autopilot probe." https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/14/tesla-autopilot-to-be-compared-with-12-other-systems-in-nhtsa-probe.html FORD WILL DOUBLE F-150 LIGHTNING PRODUCTION "A year after revealing plans to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in the iconic Rouge Complex to build the all-electric F-150 Lightning, the automaker announced Thursday that its initial plan didn't go far enough. Ford confirmed it will double production of the highly-anticipated 2022 Ford F-150" "With 150,000 reservations for 2022 F-150 Lightning received online by mid-September, the company confirmed it will be adding another $250 million investment at the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center and create 450 additional hourly direct jobs, with most of the workers building the Lightning." "Rawsonville Components Plant in Ypsilanti will assemble the batteries and Van Dyke Electric Powertrain Center in Sterling Heights will increase its capacity to supply electric motors and electric transaxles for the F-150 Lightning. " "Reuters reported last month that Ford planned to double production of its Lightning to meet strong demand. The investment in added jobs will help increase production capacity to 80,000 trucks a year, Ford told the Free Press" https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/ford/2021/09/16/ford-f-150-lightning-truck/8349536002/ DONGFENG TO EXPORT 100,000 NEVS TO EUROPE IN 2022 "Dongfeng plans to export 100,000 new energy vehicles to Europe next year as the automaker also set a target of realizing 100% electrification among its new passenger vehicle brands in 2024." "The group will bring forward a brand-new customized new energy product, “M”, in 2022, under another new energy vehicle brand. People in the industry believed that the “M” business unit is the high-end SUV brand the group mentioned in its plan. In June, the said unit released relevant recruitment information for talents in quality, chassis electronic control system, intelligent control, project management, purchasing, and user/city operation aspects, making the “M” another major self-developed new energy brand of the group besides Voyah." https://autonews.gasgoo.com/new_energy/70018762.html SURGING EV SALES PUT CHINA AHEAD OF GOVERNMENT TARGETS "Surging sales of electric vehicles have put China on track to meet government targets several years early, but officials say the industry still needs to work harder on technological breakthroughs." "Chinese consumers bought 1.79 million electric vehicles over the first eight months of 2021, up 194% from the same period last year. This expansion compared with 14% growth for overall auto sales. The top-selling model by far though has been the Hongguang Mini EV, a basic compact priced from 28,800 yuan ($4,458) and made by a joint venture between General Motors, state-owned SAIC Motor and local manufacturer Wuling Motors." "While applauding the sector's development, Vice Premier Han Zheng said at the conference, "Capitalizing on enterprises' innovation drive, we should accelerate breakthroughs in core technologies such as chips used in vehicles and operating systems, and overcome the bottleneck of fuel-cell technology."" https://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Electric-cars-in-China/Surging-EV-sales-put-China-ahead-of-government-targets2?utm_source=pocket_mylist OSPREY CHARGING AIMS TO INSTALL A TOTAL OF 1500 RAPID CHARGERS "A UK-based charging firm will invest £75 million into the country's electric charging infrastructure by opening 150 charging hubs over the next four years. Osprey Charging aims to install a total of 1500 chargers nationwide. The units will charge at a 150-175kW rate and be positioned adjacent to A-roads and motorways." "each hub will make use of Kempower technology for the first time in the UK, allowing for improved power distribution when chargers are in demand. The chargers are also 74% smaller than usual, increasing accessibility." "Construction for Osprey charging hubs has begun at four sites, with the first expected to open near Wolverhampton. Construction will start on 10 hubs before the end of the year, at Banbury (M40), Suffolk (A14), Essex (A127), Glasgow (M8), East Lothian (A1), Wolverhampton, (A4123), Birmingham (M6), Croydon (A23), Crewe (A534) and Brackley (A43)." https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/industry-news-environment-and-energy/uk-firm-invest-%C2%A375-million-charging-hubs-across AUSTRIAN E-TAXIS PIONEER CHARGING PAD SYSTEM "In Vienna and Graz, the ‘eTaxi Austria Project' is starting a large-scale test run to test a new type of charging-pad charging technology over the next two years. With the Easelink system, electric taxis can charge with a connection to a charging pad at the taxi rank. The approach holds much promise for fleet operators." "In contrast to inductive charging technologies, Easelink‘s charging process does involve physical contact between the electric vehicle and the static charging source via a so-called connector that is lowered from the underbody of the vehicles and connects to the charging pad in the ground." "A total of ten taxi ranks and 66 electric vehicles are being prepared for the project in Vienna and Graz" "An AC power output of 11 kW with a transmission efficiency of more than 99 per cent will be transmitted. The VW ID.4 and the recently launched Hyundai Ioniq 5 will serve as pilot vehicles." https://www.electrive.com/2021/09/18/austrian-e-taxis-pioneer-charging-pad-system QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Either how long have you waited, OR, how long would you wait, to have an electric vehicle once you've decided to purchase? Email me your thoughts and I'll read them out on Sunday – email@example.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/
Show #1214 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 September. 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. ID.4 AWD PRO AND PRO S PRICE & RANGE CONFIRMED "Although this version of the ID.4 is marketed under the GTX subbrand in Europe, the U.S. model gets a subtler moniker here but has the same upgraded powertrain. With the 2021 ID.4 AWD Pro and Pro S now ready for sale, Volkswagen has announced the EPA estimates for range and efficiency, along with pricing for the newest member of the ID family." "The Volkswagen ID.4 AWD Pro and Pro S models add an extra motor on the front axle, increasing power by 94 horsepower to 295 and boosting torque by 110 pound-feet to 339. These powertrain upgrades drop the range by around ten miles according to the EPA, with the AWD Pro going 249 miles on a charge while the Pro S can manage 240 miles." "The 2021 ID.4 AWD Pro will start at $44,870 and the the AWD Pro S will cost $49,370, increases of $3680 over the rear-wheel-drive models." https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a37608536/vw-id4-awd-details VOLVO CARS GEARS UP FOR $20 BLN IPO "China's Geely Holding (GEELY.UL) is in advanced discussions with banks to list its Volvo Cars unit in the coming weeks, three sources told Reuters, in what is expected to be one of Europe's biggest initial public offerings (IPOs) this year." "Volvo Cars is aiming for a valuation of about $20 billion in the planned Stockholm listing, the sources said, with one saying the launch was pencilled in for the end of September." "Geely, which bought Volvo from Ford Motor(F.N) more than a decade ago in the biggest acquisition by a Chinese firm of a foreign car maker, sought to float shares in the Swedish firm in 2018 but then pulled the deal. A $20 billion valuation for Volvo would be equivalent to six to seven times its earnings, a level some analysts say is high although it would put it in line with rivals Daimler (DAIGn.DE) and BMW (BMWG.DE). Tesla's valuation is more than 70 times." "Rivian, which rolled its first electric pickup truck off the production line this week, will seek a valuation of about $70 billion to $80 billion when it goes public at the end of this year, sources have told Reuters." https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/volvo-cars-gears-up-20-bln-ipo-coming-weeks-sources-say-2021-09-15/ INSTAVOLT TARGETS INSTALLING 10,000 EV CHARGERS BY 2030 "EV charging provider InstaVolt has published a pledge to install 10,000 electric vehicle chargers across the UK by 2030. However, the company has some way to go but points to some powerful partnerships." "So far, InstaVolt has a thousand chargers either active or in development and yet set ambitious intermediate targets. Speaking of the commitment, InstaVolt CEO Adrian Keen said the company was on track to deliver or exceed its earlier pledge of 5,000 rapid chargers by 2025" "InstaVolt points to important partnerships in recent months, including deals with McDonald's and Costa Coffee where it began rolling out new 120-kW charging stations. This is a notch up in an engagement going back to June 2020. At the time, McDonald's had more than 1,300 branches in Great Britain." "InstaVolt relies on BYD technology for the new charging units that deliver up to 125 kW. The charging stations have one CCS and one CHAdeMO connector on each unit allowing two cars to be charged at once." https://www.electrive.com/2021/09/15/uk-instavolt-targets-installing-10000-ev-chargers-by-2030/ CHINA'S XPENG OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES THE MORE AFFORDABLE P5 FASTBACK "Chinese electric vehicle startup XPeng unveiled its latest vehicle on Wednesday named the P5. The fully electric P5 fastback will compete with models like the Tesla Model 3. The P5 is also the world's first production vehicle equipped with automotive-grade lidar technology to support safe autonomous driving." "The more affordable P5 is immediately available for order in China with six different configurations available. The retail price ranges from RMB 157,900 to RMB 223,900 (US$24,484 to $34,717). The P5 comes with either a 55.9 kWh, 66.2 kWh or 71.4 kWh battery option." "The P5 expands XPeng's autonomous driving feature called "Navigation Guided Pilot" (NGP). The feature originally worked on highways but now its being updated to work on secondary roads for point to point navigation. The city version of NGP will allow for high-precision navigation that's specifically tailored to China's challenging city road conditions. NGP will also be upgraded to "NGP-L", which integrates with lidar for even safer automated driving on China's highways and expressways." https://www.futurecar.com/4871/Chinas-XPeng-Officially-launches-the-More-Affordable-P5-Fastback-the-Worlds-First-Production-Vehicle-Equipped-with-Lidar OLA'S 70 MPH ELECTRIC SCOOTERS SELLING TWO EVERY SECOND Ola's S1 and S1 Pro electric scooters are off to a massive start after the first day of sales, with CEO Bhavish Aggarwal claiming that the company is selling two electric scooters every second." "The company boasted 80,000 sales in the first 12 hours. To put that into perspective, that's a daily sales rate that matches the quarterly sales rate of electric scooter industry leader NIU." "The Ola S1 and S1 Pro are powered by an 8.5 kW electric motor. The base-level S1 has a top speed of 90 km/h (56 mph) while the S1 Pro can reach higher speeds of up to 115 km/h (71 mph)." https://electrek.co/2021/09/15/olas-70-mph-electric-scooters-selling-like-hotcakes-two-every-second/ WORLD'S FIRST BATTERY-ELECTRIC FREIGHT TRAIN UNVEILED "The world's first battery-electric freight train was unveiled at an event in Pittsburgh on Friday, amid a fresh attempt by some US lawmakers to slash carbon emissions from rail transport in order to address the climate crisis." "Wabtec, the Pittsburgh-based rail freight company, showed off its locomotive at Carnegie Mellon University as part of a new venture between the two organizations to develop zero emissions technology to help move the 1.7bn tons of goods that are shipped on American railroads each year." "Housed in a traditional locomotive body, the new battery system drives the axles of the train and uses the kinetic energy of the train's braking to partially recharge the battery, . The newest version will be a 7-megawatt battery locomotive" https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/sep/16/battery-electric-freight-train-wabtec-rail-transport-emissions NJ ELECTRIC VEHICLE INCENTIVES OUT OF CASH, GOING ON HOLD AGAIN New Jersey's incentive program providing up to $5,000 toward the order, purchase or lease of an electric vehicle is running out of money again and will be suspended as of 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15.The Charge Up New Jersey program began last year, then went on hold for more than six months after the funds were fully allocated. It restarted on July 6 – but is already going back on hold ahead of schedule just 10 weeks later.The program has provided an estimated $30 million a year in incentives toward nearly 9,000 EVs over two years, The incentives amount to $25 per mile of a vehicle's all-electric range, as rated by the Environmental Protection Agency. Cars with a manufacturer's suggested retail price under $45,000 can receive up to $5,000 in incentives.Vehicles with an MSRP between $45,000 and $55,000 can receive up to $2,000. https://www.utilitydive.com/news/house-committee-to-mark-up-150b-clean-electricity-performance-program-toda/606422/ GRAVITY IS LAUNCHING AN INDOOR CHARGING HUB IN NYC WITH PLANS TO SCALE Electric vehicle fleet and infrastructure startup Gravity thinks it has cracked the code for urban EV charging infrastructure. The company, which was founded in February this year, announced its construction project to convert an indoor parking garage in the middle of Manhattan into a public EV fast charging hub. When the 29-space garage on 42nd Street, which Gravity is leasing from real estate firm Related Companies, opens within a few weeks, it will be the island's first dedicated EV charging space Finding a place to park your car in New York City is a nightmare in and of itself. Finding a park and a charge for your EV is like finding a unicorn, and probably an expensive unicorn at that. Most of NYC's EV charge points are behind the literal paywalls of parking garages, where you might find one or two Blink or EV Connect chargers nestled into a sea of ICE vehicle parking spaces. With Gravity's hub, parking is free while cars are being charged. The only cost is that of electricity. Gravity's first site will accommodate about 22 fast chargers, three intermediate chargers and a few slow chargers. All of the fast chargers are up to 180 kW, which means that even when two vehicles are plugged into one installation, each plug can do 90 kW of energy. Many of the parking spots will be taken up by Gravity's fleet of Tesla Model Y Yellow Cabs, which will charge overnight. https://techcrunch.com/2021/09/15/gravity-is-launching-an-indoor-charging-hub-in-nyc-with-plans-to-scale/ QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Taking a break this week – back on Sunday 19th! 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Show #1208. 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 11th September. 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. HOW LONG DOES THE VOLKSWAGEN ID.4 TAKE TO CHARGE FROM 0% TO 100%? - Although we've already done some DC fast charging tests, we had the opportunity to repeat the test on an ID.4 First Edition, so we drained the battery down to zero and charged it up to 100% on an Electrify America 150 kW DC fast charger. - The ID.4 has an 82 kWh battery, of which 77 kWh is usable. Its peak charging rate is supposed to be 125 kW, but we were able to touch 131 kW. In fact, the ID.4 charged at 123 kW or more all the way up to the 30% state of charge point, and it took only 12 minutes to do so. - 50% state of charge in 20 minutes, and after 40 minutes, the vehicle is at 80% state of charge and has taken in 67 kWh. - While the vehicle was charging from 0% to 80%, the average power it took in was 110 kW, which is nearly 90% (88%, actually) of its stated peak charging rate. - As good a charging EV as the ID.4 is, it may get even better very soon. That's because we have heard that Volkswagen may soon increase the ID.4's maximum charge rate from 125 kW to 175 kW through an OTA software update. Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/531867/volkswagen-id4-fast-charging-test TESLA MODEL S PLAID SETS NÜRBURGRING "RECORD" - The Tesla Model S Plaid, yoke and all, appears to have set a new electric production lap record of the Nürburgring with a 7 minute 30.9 seconds tour. The lap, the onboard of which was rather abruptly uploaded to the company's YouTube channel today (10th September) has not been verified by Nürburgring officials would be over 11 seconds faster than the Porsche Taycan Turbo S's previous benchmark. - Telsa appearing to max out at 286km/h (177mph) down the legendary Döttinger Höhe straight. The car appears to be virtually standard, at least to the naked eye, with the only obvious changes being a visible rollcage, accurate racing speedo and small red killswitch on the centre console. Original Source : https://www.goodwood.com/grr/road/news/2021/9/video-tesla-model-s-plaid-sets-nurburgring-record/ TESLA SHARES MODEL S PLAID “TRACK PACK” DETAILS, RELEASE DATE, AND ROLLOUT STRATEGY - Elon Musk has shared some insights on the Model S Plaid's “Track Pack.” He also shared some modifications Tesla plans to implement for the flagship sedan in its next Nurburgring record attempt and a potential rollout strategy for owners who wish to modify their vehicles for maximum track performance. Next will be modified Plaid with added aero surfaces, carbon brakes & track tires (all things that can be done without Tesla being in the loop) Original Source : https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-s-plaid-track-pack-details-release-date-elon-musk/ 2022 RIVIAN R1T GEAR TUNNEL HANDS-ON REVIEW - When the 2022 Rivian R1T electric pickup truck made its debut, it impressed us with its design, range, and capability. Besides looking quite different from any pickup truck on the market today, the Rivian R1T has a ton of storage space provided by its 4.5-foot bed, its frunk, its in-bed trunk, and its gear tunnel. - The answer as to what fits in the tunnel is: a bunch of whatever you like. The Rivian R1T's gear-tunnel volume is 11.6 cubic feet, or 0.6 cubic foot more than the R1T's frunk. On our (TAT) adventure, we fit a couple of carry-on sized suitcases, a couple of duffle bags, a backpack, and a briefcase in the tunnel all at the same time. The gear tunnel is deep, and if you're good with Tetris you can fit even more stuff than you think, especially if you have items you can fold, bend, or squeeze. The storage space was designed to fit golf bags, skis, snowboards, or collapsed strollers, but feel free to stash your umbrellas, fishing poles, or other similarly sized and shaped items. It also has a 12-volt outlet and a 110-volt outlet, one at each end, for powering various accessories. Original Source : https://www.motortrend.com/features/2022-rivian-r1t-gear-tunnel-review/ 2022 POLESTAR 2 OFFICIALLY GETS 7% MORE EPA RANGE VS 2021 MY - The recently announced 2022 Polestar 2 is coming to the U.S. later this year - the Dual Motor version in October, and the all-new Single Motor version at the end of 2021. - the latest EPA range and efficiency ratings for the 2022 Polestar 2 Dual Motor, which on paper should have about 16 miles (26 km) or 7% more range - 249 miles (401 km), compared to the outgoing 2021 model year version. - The 249 miles (401 km) value is the EPA Combined range value. It should be slightly lower on the highway, which we will probably test at some point in the future. Original Source : https://www.msn.com/en-sg/news/other/2022-polestar-2-officially-gets-7-more-epa-range-vs-2021-my/ar-AAOkAib 2022 VOLVO XC40 RECHARGE CAN DRIVE FURTHER PER CHARGE - Volvo has now confirmed that the 2022 XC40 Recharge will see changes that gain driving range compared to the 2021 model. Specifically, Volvo says its EPA Combined driving range for the 2022 model is 7.2 percent better than before. - While that might not sound like much, that's an additional 15 miles of driving per charge bringing the range to 223 miles. - For 2021, the XC40 Recharge started at a base price of $53,990. For 2022, the XC40 Recharge base price is $55,300. Original Source : https://www.slashgear.com/2022-volvo-xc40-recharge-can-drive-further-per-charge-12690539/ NIO LAUNCHES EUROPEAN DEBUT OF THE ET7 - Nio has presented its ET7 electric sedan, unveiled in China earlier this year, in Germany – and Europe – for the first time. Nio also confirms that the ET7 will be the first model to be launched in Germany in 2022. - Nio had announced the market entry in Norway as the first European country. Starting this month, the first examples of the ES8 E-SUV will be delivered there. - Nio now confirmed that the first vehicles in Germany will be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2022 – but unlike in Norway, it will not be the ES8, but the ET7 electric sedan. - The ET7 is a 5.10-metre-long premium sedan with up to 480 kW of power and – measured in the outdated NEDC – up to 1,000 kilometres of range when the largest battery with 150 kWh is installed. Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2021/09/10/nio-launches-european-debut-of-the-et7/ NIO'S NEW ET7 SEDAN COULD INCLUDE LOW-COST LITHIUM IRON PHOSPHATE BATTERY - Nio, Inc. (NYSE: NIO) unveiled its all-new ET7 sedan at its Nio Day event in early January, and deliveries of the EV maker's first-ever sedan will likely begin in the first quarter of 2022. - Nio could release a version of the ET7 with low-cost lithium iron phosphate, or LFP, batteries, as opposed to the ternary lithium-ion batteries it now uses, the CnEVPost reported, citing information released by China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.The ET7 was included in MIIT's list of the latest models that will be part of its product announcement, the report said. This suggests the sedan will likely hew to Nio's scheduled delivery timeframe.The ET7's description in the list reportedly suggests batteries for the model will be supplied by Nio's longtime supplier CATL. - LFP batteries are relatively cheaper than ternary lithium-ion batteries. The adoption of LFP batteries could make the ET7 affordable to potential customers. Original Source : https://finance.yahoo.com/news/nios-et7-sedan-could-low-181619089.html XPENG TO OFFICIALLY LAUNCH THE P5 SEDAN - Chinese electric vehicle startup Xpeng will officially launch its third battery-powered model on Sept 15 named the P5. The P5 is the world's first production vehicle equipped with lidar technology from the factory to support autonomous driving. - The new P5 is being marketed as a more "family friendly" sedan under its more expensive P7. Pre-sales of P5 began mid-July. Xpeng said the pre-sale this summer has already received enthusiastic responses from customers in China. - The company first unveiled the P5 in April at the annual Auto Shanghai car show. Deliveries to customers will start in October. - The P5's double-prism lidar sensors are capable of identifying pedestrians, cyclists or scooters, static obstacles, and construction zones, even at night or in low-light conditions, such as when traveling in a tunnel. Original Source : https://www.futurecar.com/4860/Tesla-Challenger-XPeng-to-Officially-Launch-the-P5-Sedan-its-3rd-Electric-Model-on-Sept-15 ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS Original Source : https://www.petrolplaza.com/news/28107 WORLD OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES CAN HAVE STRONG AFGHANISTAN CONNECTION · Original Source : https://auto.hindustantimes.com/auto/news/the-world-of-electric-vehicles-can-have-a-strong-afghanistan-connection-41631018662687.html QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM IAA mobility show is this week. The most headline grabbing cars from the big names will get the headlines, but do YOU think needs electrifying to fill a gap in the market? Email me your thoughts and I'll read them out on Sunday – email@example.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. 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