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EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
1347: 19 Jan 2022 | Winnebago e-RV Electric Camper, 125 Mile Range

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 22:32


Show #1347 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 19th January. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. Welcome to a new Patreon Producer JOHN DYSON PODCAST RECOMMENDATION: HOW VOLKSWAGEN IS REINVENTING ITSELF AS AN EV COMPANY - How Volkswagen can reinvent itself as an EV company, with CEO Herbert Diess - Volkswagen is one of the two biggest carmakers in the world — there's a battle every year between VW and Toyota for the top spot; they both sell around 10 million cars a year. - Herbert oversees a huge range of familiar car brands: VW, of course, but also Audi, Lamborghini, Porsche, and Bentley, as well as Skoda and Seat in Europe. A recent management shuffle also put him directly in charge of Volkswagen's software subsidiary, which is called CARIAD, and, of course, he's in charge of VW's aggressive efforts to electrify its lineup and shift all its cars to being EVs. - Herbert and I talked about all of that and the overall transition to EVs, including VW's new EV microbus, which is very cool. We also talked about how a company like Volkswagen can move as quickly as smaller competitors like Tesla. Original Source : https://www.theverge.com/22888316/decoder-interview-herbert-diess-volkswagen-nostalgia-ev-self-driving FORD STOCK ACTIVE ON $8.2 BILLION Q4 GAIN FROM RIVIAN INVESTMENT - Ford shares were active in early Wednesday trading after the carmaker said late Tuesday that its early investment in Rivian Automotive would add around $8.2 billion to its fourth quarter bottom line. - In an investor update ahead of its formal earnings release on February 3, Ford said gains from Rivian's November IPO would be booked as a special item over the three months ending in December. Ford invested $500 million in Rivian in 2019 -- building that to $1.2 billion in the following years -- and has a total stake of around 12% in the Irvine, California-based EV group. Original Source : https://www.thestreet.com/markets/ford-stock-jumps-on-8-2-billion-q4-gain-from-rivian-investment GM RECEIVES TAX ABATEMENT FOR POTENTIAL $1.3 BILLION ORION INVESTMENT - Orion Township officials on Tuesday approved a tax abatement for a proposed $1.3 billion investment by General Motors Co. to build electric vehicles at its Orion Assembly plant in Lake Orion. - GM requested the maximum period permitted for the tax abatement: 12 years, plus three years during the construction phase for the investment, which is expected to lead to the creation or retention of 2,000 jobs, GM said in its tax abatement application, which The Detroit News previously obtained. - Sources previously told The News GM plans to use the plant to build electric trucks based on its new Ultium battery-electric platform. The recalled Chevrolet Bolt EV and EUV are currently assembled there, but production is down through February as GM prioritizes battery module replacements for the recalled Bolts. - How much GM will save from the abatement is not yet known - GM is also looking to invest billions in Delta Township near Lansing for a battery cell manufacturing plant it's proposing to build there with battery partner LG Energy Solution. GM also applied to receive local and state tax breaks for that project. Original Source : https://eu.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/general-motors/2022/01/18/gm-receives-tax-abatement-potential-1-3-billion-orion-investment/6569944001/ LUCID AIR DREAM EDITION 0-60 MPH, 1/4-MILE PERFORMANCE GETS REAL-WORLD TEST - Drag racing veteran and host of YouTube's DragTimes channel Brooks Weisblat was able to test the Lucid Air Dream Edition Performance's capabilities. The vehicle was owned by a longtime car enthusiast who currently owns a Tesla Model S Plaid, a Porsche Taycan Turbo S, and several other supercars. In a walkthrough of the vehicle, the Lucid owner highlighted several of the features he is fond of in the Air, such as its tactile controls, as well as some things he wishes were improved, such as its software and audio system. - With Launch Mode enabled, the Air attacked the quarter-mile without hesitation. Ultimately, the first test of the Lucid Air Dream Edition Performance showed that the vehicle showcased a 0-60 mph time of 2.93 seconds and a quarter-mile time of 10.21 seconds. The vehicle's trap speed was also very impressive at 143.37 mph. - In its third test, for example, the all-electric luxury sedan's 0-60 mph dropped to 2.88 seconds, which is closer to the 2.5 seconds estimated by Lucid. Original Source : https://www.teslarati.com/lucid-air-dream-edition-0-60-mph-quarter-mile-test-video/ PORSCHE TAYCAN SELECTED AS FORMULA E SAFETY CAR FOR SEASON 8 - The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship has selected the all-electric Porsche Taycan as its official Safety Car for season 8. The new SC is set to make its formal debut at the opening round of the Formula E season later this month in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. - “Formula E is delighted the Porsche Taycan Turbo S will serve as the championship's Safety Car from Season 8,” says Jamie Reigle, CEO of Formula E. “The Porsche Taycan Turbo S is the pinnacle of high performance electrified vehicles and will light up Formula E city racetracks around the world.” - Porsche Taycan SCs are fitted with highly visible light bars and the necessary toggles and switches in the cabin to operate them properly. - Mechanically, however, the Formula E Porsche Taycan seems to be almost stock. Original Source : https://electrek.co/2022/01/18/porsche-taycan-selected-as-formula-e-safety-car-for-season-8/ WINNEBAGO E-RV ELECTRIC CAMPER VAN CONCEPT HAS 125 MILES OF RANGE - Recreational vehicles rounded the corner into the electric era today with the unveiling of the Winnebago e-RV concept at the Florida RV SuperShow. Using a Ford Transit van as the basis of the concept, Winnebago and its powertrain partner, Lightning eMotors, swapped in an an electric motor and an 86.0-kWh battery pack. - While Winnebago did not release an estimated horsepower rating for the e-RV camper van concept, it did say that estimated driving range would be 125 miles per charge, which is significantly shorter than today's EV passenger vehicles. But the Winnebago has a bed, a kitchenette, and wet bath with a shower, all home-style amenities you won't find in a Tesla. - For right now, the e-RV is merely a concept and Winnebago says that as battery technology evolves there's a potential for additional range. The e-RV concept has an onboard charger that is capable of juicing the battery at an owner's home, at public high-speed charging ports, or while plugged into shore power at a campground. According to Winnebago, the e-RV can charge up in about 45 minutes using a high-speed public charging station. Original Source : https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a38803078/winnebago-electric-camper-van-photos-info/ TESLA DRIVER IS CHARGED IN A DEADLY CRASH INVOLVING AUTOPILOT - California prosecutors have filed two counts of vehicular manslaughter against the driver of a Tesla on Autopilot who ran a red light, slammed into another car and killed two people in 2019. - The defendant appears to be the first person to be charged with a felony in the United States for a fatal crash involving a motorist who was using a partially automated driving system. Los Angeles County prosecutors filed the charges in October, but they came to light only last week. - The criminal charges aren't the first involving an automated driving system, but they are the first to involve a widely used driver technology. - In the Tesla crash, police said a Model S was moving at a high speed when it left a freeway and ran a red light in the Los Angeles suburb of Gardena and struck a Honda Civic - NHTSA added that all state laws hold human drivers responsible for operation of their vehicles. Though automated systems can help drivers avoid crashes, the agency said, the technology must be used responsibly. Original Source : https://www.npr.org/2022/01/18/1073857310/tesla-autopilot-crash-charges TESLA AUTOPILOT FAR FROM RELIABLE, CHINESE STUDY FINDS Original Source : https://www.scmp.com/tech/big-tech/article/3163849/tesla-autopilot-and-other-mainstream-assisted-driving-systems-far VOLKSWAGEN AND BOSCH SET UP JV TO PUSH EUROPEAN BATTERY PRODUCTION Original Source : https://techcrunch.com/2022/01/18/volkswagen-and-bosch-set-up-jv-to-push-european-battery-production CAN BENTLEY CRACK THE EV MARKET? Original Source : https://www.ft.com/content/4b0f88d8-f0ff-4145-94fd-9c3037446442 10 KEY EV MILESTONES TO WATCH OUT FOR IN 2022 - The transition to electric vehicles represents one of the most significant shifts in the automotive industry's history. Here are the 10 key milestones we expect to see in 2022. 1.       The EV pickup market will accelerate dramatically 2.       Tesla must meet Cybertruck or Semi production deadline 3.       Crunch time for Canoo and Arrival 4.       NIO launches semi-solid-state battery 5.       Production finally begins for 4680-format cells 6.       Rivian and Lucid enter production hell? 7.       Tesla's Germany and Austin factories come online 8.       More interest in Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries 9.       The first confirmed EV based on a Foxconn platform 10.   Chinese EV exports to Europe will grow Original Source : https://www.just-auto.com/features/10-key-ev-milestones-to-watch-out-for-in-2022/ QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM What TV, Print or Digital advertising have you seen for EVs recently which you noticed, or thought was memorable? Email me your answer now: hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. And  if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing. Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I'll catch you tomorrow and remember…there's no such thing as a self-charging hybrid. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
1345: 17 Jan 2022 | China's #1 EV Sold 400,000 Units Last Year

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 23:11


Show #1345 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 17th January. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. Welcome to a new Patreon Executive Producer MARK RICHARDS ELECTRIC CAR SALES PASS ‘TIPPING POINT' IN SWITZERLAND - The number of new electric cars sold in Switzerland continues to accelerate – even faster than predicted, according to the Touring Club Switzerland (TCS) car association. - For the September to November period, fully electric vehicles accounted for 18.3% of new registrations and plug-in vehicles (electric and plug-in hybrids) hit a record 28% - The TCS described the 18.3% threshold as a milestone. Electric vehicles had clearly gone beyond a “tipping point” and moved into the mainstream, it said. - In Switzerland incentives for plug-in vehicles are not coordinated and vary between cantons. Top 5 Models: 1.       Tesla Model 3 2.       Volkswagen ID.3 3.       Škoda Enyaq 4.       Renault Zoe 5.       Fiat 500 · Original Source : https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/sci-tech/electric-cars-pass--tipping-point--in-switzerland/47260170 APPLE'S DIGITAL CAR KEYS MAY WORK WITH HYUNDAI AND GENESIS MODELS THIS SUMMER - Apple's digital car key feature might soon be useful for unlocking more than a handful of BMW models. - Hyundai and its upscale Genesis badge will support Apple CarKey "by the summer." It's not certain which models would provide the option, but it's notable that some trim levels of the Ioniq 5 and other Hyundai cars include NFC for a (currently proprietary) digital key. - CarKey (and its Android equivalent) treats the phone more like a physical key. You just have to bring your phone or Apple Watch to the door handle to unlock it, and you can even place your phone in a given area to start the car. People with ultra-wideband iPhones (such as the iPhone 11 and newer) can even leave their phone in their pocket when opening and starting the vehicle. Original Source : https://www.engadget.com/apple-carkey-hyundai-genesis-cars-172130052.html DEVELOPER HACK PUTS CARPLAY ON TESLA USING A RASPBERRY PI - A developer has come up with a way to get CarPlay running on a Tesla, with a workaround allowing drivers access to their iPhones while behind the wheel. - Polish developer Michal Gapinski came up with his own way.  In images and video posted to Twitter on Friday, Gapinski shows his Tesla running CarPlay on the display of his vehicle. The clips, spotted by Tesla North show the feature as being quite functional, including Apple Maps and Apple Music. - Gapinski instead bypasses Wi-Fi restrictions so that the Tesla's browser can connect to a secondary device. In turn, the browser displays what is shown on the host device as a live video feed. - Currently in its early stages, the developer says he plans to release it to the public "when it's polished." - the project actually relies on a Raspberry Pi running a custom build of Android. That build runs an interface that works with CarPlay, enabling Apple's UI to be usable from the larger screen. Original Source : https://appleinsider.com/articles/22/01/15/developer-hack-puts-carplay-on-tesla-using-a-raspberry-pi TRITIUM GOES PUBLIC TO EXPAND TO THREE PLANTS GLOBALLY - The Australian charging column manufacturer Tritium has launched on the US stock exchange Nasdaq. Tritium plans to invest the capital generated by the IPO in its expansion to three global manufacturing facilities and the development of global sales and service teams. - . Going public by merging with an already listed company has become the most utilized method for electric mobility companies to shorten the lengthy IPO process in the US. - Tritium currently has manufacturing facilities in Australia and is currently building manufacturing facilities in the USA. Tritium CEO Jane Hunter recently told Bloomberg that Tritium is ramping up speed to get its US manufacturing facility ready Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2022/01/14/tritium-goes-public-to-expand-to-three-plants-globally/ 400,000 UNITS OF SAIC-GM-WULING'S MINI EV WERE SOLD IN 2021 - General Motors' Chinese joint venture SAIC-GM-Wuling was the number one purveyor of electric vehicles in China last year, selling nearly 400,000 units of its sensible MINI EV hatchback. - numbers published by the China Passenger Car Association, SAIC-GM-Wuling sold a total of 395,451 examples of its MINI EV between January and December last year. This made it the best-selling EV in China ahead of the BYD Qin, which sold 187,227 units. - The MINI EV is priced from the equivalent of just over $4,000 USD in China, with each unit carrying a minuscule profit margin of $14 for SAIC-GM-Wuling. While the margins are small, sales of the vehicle allow the automaker to earn carbon credits, saving it money in the long term. Original Source : https://gmauthority.com/blog/2022/01/almost-400000-units-of-saic-gm-wulings-mini-ev-were-sold-in-2021/ CHINESE EVS FIND A NICHE MAKING SHORT-HAUL DELIVERIES IN JAPAN - Logistics companies in Japan, striving to cut costs and make the most out of the pandemic-inspired online shopping boom, are finding an unlikely white knight in Chinese electric-vehicle manufacturers, whose vans make last-mile deliveries not only cheaper, but cleaner as well. - Tokyo's SBS Holdings Inc., a listed logistics company that offers deliveries, recently struck a deal to buy 2,000 light EV trucks over five years from Japanese EV startup folofly. The cars will be made by a unit of Dongfeng Motor Group Co - Although Japan isn't currently a huge market for electric vehicles — EV penetration runs at just 1% versus 30% in some cities in China — Chinese automakers sense an opportunity. - "If Japanese companies just stick to producing cars, foreign companies will come in,” said Hiroyasu Koma, CEO of folofly, the company working with SBS and Dongfeng Motor on the former's fleet-electrification strategy. Original Source : https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2022/01/17/business/corporate-business/japan-buying-china-ev/ NEW 2023 PEUGEOT E-308: EV HATCHBACK TO BRING 250-MILE RANGE - Peugeot has confirmed the battery-electric variants of its 308 hatchback and SW estate will be more powerful, more efficient and have a longer range than its existing e-208 supermini. - The e-308 will join pure-combustion and plug-in hybrid variants of the family hatchback to complete the Peugeot 308 line up when it goes on sale next year. - The battery is only 4kWh bigger than the one in the smaller e-208 but Peugeot is claiming that a new NMC811 battery chemistry will give the car increased efficiency, of 5mi/kWh (12.4kWh/100km), - That would give the e-308 a test cycle range of nearly 250 miles. - The e-308 will go into full production in July 2023, with deliveries shortly afterwards. Pricing will be announced nearer the time. Original Source : https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/new-2023-peugeot-e-308-ev-hatchback-bring-250-mile-range CATL TO UNVEIL BATTERY SWAP BRAND EVOGO - CATL, a leading Chinese battery firm, has officially confirmed it will hold a launch event for a new battery swap brand called EVOGO on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. Beijing time. - In a post on popular domestic microblogging platform Weibo, a picture showing CATL's power exchange station looking somewhat rough was recently exposed. CATL responded on Monday: “This is a test station, which is different from what we will release on Tuesday.” Original Source : https://pandaily.com/catl-to-unveil-battery-swap-brand-evogo/ OLA ELECTRIC SCOOTER PRODUCTION SOARS, OPENING NEW PAYMENT WINDOW - Despite running into initial delays, Ola has significantly ramped up production of its high-speed smart electric scooters. Now the Indian company says it will be opening up a new payment window soon to complete more orders of its Ola S1 and S1 Pro electric scooters. - Production rates appeared to have soared though, as the company boasted a daily rate of nearly 1,000 scooters at the beginning of the year. - The scooters are produced in a megafactory known as the Ola Futurefactory. It has an intended designed capacity of two million electric scooters per year, or around 5,500 per day. Original Source : https://electrek.co/2022/01/14/ola-production-blows-past-1000-electric-scooters-per-day-opening-more-orders-soon/ JAGUAR I-PACE SALES SHRUNK TO BELOW 10,000 IN 2021 Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/561066/jaguar-ipace-sales-2021/ PRODRIVE FEARS AUDI COULD "KILL" DAKAR COMPETITION IN 2023 Original Source : https://www.motorsport.com/dakar/news/prodrive-audi-kill-competition-2023-dakar/7275480/ EV SALES CAN OVERTHROW GAS-GUZZLERS IN EUROPE BY 2025, STUDY FINDS   Original Source : https://thenextweb.com/news/ev-sales-can-overthrow-gas-guzzlers-europe-2025-study-finds WHAT ELECTRIC VEHICLE TO BUY? FINALLY TV ADS CAN HELP Original Source : https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-01-15/what-electric-vehicle-to-buy-finally-tv-ads-can-help QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM What TV, Print or Digital advertising have you seen for EVs recently which you noticed, or thought was memorable? Email me your answer now: hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. And  if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing. Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I'll catch you tomorrow and remember…there's no such thing as a self-charging hybrid. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
1343: 16 Jan 2022 | BMW: Next 3 Series will have electric model

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2022 23:29


Show #1343 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 16th January. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. Welcome to a new Patreon Producer GLENN T BJORN RANGE TESTS ORA GOOD CAT WITH REMARKABLE RESULTS - Ora, a sub-brand of Great Wall Motors, is going to start selling its Good Cat model in Europe pretty soon with two battery pack sizes that both provide impressive range. - 62.4 kWh and increases the range to 500 km (310 miles). Bjørn Nyland performed a range test in the latter and while nobody was expecting it to match the NEDC claimed range, it actually performed really well. He drove the vehicle in Thailand in quite warm temperatures and had climate functions off for most of the trip, and he drove exactly 372 km (213 miles) with exactly 90 percent. - Bjørn calculated that had he run a fully-charged battery all the way to empty, the vehicle would have driven around 420 km (261 miles), an impressive result for such a small EV that will most likely never be used for long distance road trips. Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/561038/bjorn-ora-good-cat-range OREGON CLEAN VEHICLE REBATE PROGRAM'S  CHARGE AHEAD REBATE - The  Oregon Department of Environmental Quality  has made big changes to the  Oregon Clean Vehicle Rebate Program's  Charge Ahead Rebate. As of Jan. 1, 2022, low- and moderate-income households are eligible for $5,000 back with the purchase or lease of a new or used battery electric or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. Previously, the Charge Ahead Rebate was $2,500. In addition, if the purchase or lease is a new battery electric or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, then the rebate can be combined with the Standard Rebate for up to $7,500 back. - Prior to 2022, Charge Ahead Rebate recipients had to earn less than 120% of the area median income for their metropolitan area. The new requirements ensure those households who can most benefit from the rebate are eligible. Those unsure of their eligibility can check the Charge Ahead Rebate Income Eligibility Calculator here. Original Source : https://www.oregon.gov/newsroom/Pages/NewsDetail.aspx?newsid=64716 NIO LEASES BIG SAN JOSE OFFICE BUILDING FOR U.S. HQ - Nio USA has leased a big north San Jose building that will be the headquarters and innovation center for the maker of electric vehicles and smart car technologies, commercial real estate firm Colliers said Thursday. - China-based Nio USA signed a lease for a building that totals 201,500 square feet, agreeing to a 10-year rental deal, according to Colliers. - The new building will accommodate headquarters, research, digital development activities, testing, assembly, warehousing and other operations, according to Colliers. Original Source : https://www.mercurynews.com/2022/01/13/nio-lease-san-jose-office-headquarters-research-real-estate-car-tech/ 70,000 E-BUSES DELIVERED BY BYD WORLDWIDE - The Chinese giant has just announced the milestone, achieved after a decede from the launch of its first pure electric bus fleet in commercial operations. - In Europe, BYD makes public it has delivered over 1,800 electric buses, operating in over 100 major European cities across 20 countries. These 1,800 corresponds to a 2.5% of the 70,000 vehicles handed over worldwide. Collectively, the European BYD e-buses have driven over 140 million kilometres, the equivalent to a reduction of 150,000 tonnes CO2 emissions. Globally, BYD's eBuses have covered 5.5 billion electric kilometres. Original Source : https://www.sustainable-bus.com/electric-bus/byd-70000-electric-buses GEELY HOLDING GROUP SALES GROW 5% TO MORE THAN 2.2 MILLION UNITS IN 2021 - Geely Holding announced today that aggregate sales across its automotive brands – Geely Auto, Geometry, LYNK & CO, Zeekr, Volvo Cars, PROTON, Lotus, LEVC, and Farizon Commercial Vehicle – grew 5% year-on-year to exceed 2.2 million units in 2021, a new record for the Group. - sales of electrified and clean alternative fuel passenger and commercial vehicles grew more than 70% YoY, exceeding 330,000 units and accounting for over 15% of Group aggregate sales. - Geely Technology Group establish around 100 battery swapping stations across China that can safely swap batteries in less than a minute.  By 2025, at least 5,000 swapping stations will be deployed across 100 cities. - Zeekr, Geely's global electric mobility technology solutions brand was launched in 2021 along with its first premium pure electric model, the Zeekr 001.  By the end of 2021, 6,007 premium Zeekr 001s have been delivered to users. Original Source : https://www.automotiveworld.com/news-releases/zhejiang-geely-holding-group-sales-grow-5-to-more-than-2-2-million-units-in-2021/ GERMAN TRANSPORT MINISTER BACKS ELECTRIC CARS IN E-FUEL DEBATE - The debate over how best to decarbonise road transport has long pitched synthetic e-fuels against full electrification. In a policy shift, Germany's transport minister has now said that electric cars have won the race in the EU. - While leading auto makers have begun to pivot to electric vehicles, others in the industry, particularly fuel companies and auto part makers, have long argued that synthetic e-fuels can decarbonise ICE vehicles. - Germany's Federal Transport Minister Volker Wissing has thrown cold water on the notion that e-fuels will be plentiful enough to allow ICE cars to meet EU emissions standards. - E-fuels are synthetic energy carriers created in an energy-intensive process and therefore relatively rare and expensive. Original Source : https://www.euractiv.com/section/electric-cars/news/german-transport-minister-backs-electric-cars-in-e-fuel-debate/ EU TO DEMAND STRICTER CO2 STANDARDS FOR NEW CARS - There are signs of a possible further tightening of the EU targets for CO2 emissions from new cars. After the EU Commission had submitted its proposals for this in July 2021, it is now the EU Parliament's turn – and it has apparently demanded stricter interim targets until 2035. - Jan Huitema, the parliamentarian from the Netherlands who is responsible for this area, has now presented his proposals to the Parliament's Environment Committee. The de facto ban on internal combustion engines for new cars from 2035 – officially only cars with CO2 emissions of 0 g/km may be registered then – as demanded by the Commission is to remain, but the interim targets until then are to be further tightened. Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2022/01/14/eu-to-demand-stricter-co2-standards-for-new-cars 1,000 TESLA SUPER CHARGING STATIONS BUILT ON CHINESE MAINLAND Original Source : https://pandaily.com/1000-tesla-super-charging-stations-built-on-chinese-mainland/ BMW: NEXT 3 SERIES WILL HAVE COMBUSTION ENGINES, SEPARATE ELECTRIC MODEL Original Source : https://www.bmwblog.com/2022/01/14/bmw-next-3-series-separate-ev-model/ HONDA AND LG ENERGY SOLUTION PLAN U.S. BATTERY JOINT VENTURE, REPORT SAYS   Original Source : https://www.autonews.com/suppliers/honda-and-lg-energy-solution-plan-us-battery-joint-venture-report-says BATTERY STARTUP QUANTUMSCAPE'S NEW MOVE Original Source : https://www.axios.com/battery-startup-quantumscape-energy-storage-fluence-eaf3f085-689f-445a-9b99-efe36fb11837.html FOR BP, CAR CHARGERS TO OVERTAKE PUMPS IN PROFITABILITY RACE Original Source : https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/bp-car-chargers-overtake-pumps-profitability-race-2022-01-14/ QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM The 4th anniversary of this podcast is next week on Tuesday 18th January. So this week it's a self-indulgent question, and I'll hope you forgive me for that. What would you like to see and hear from this show in 2022. What would you keep, and what would you change. What would you like to see new? Email me your answer now: hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. And  if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing. Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I'll catch you tomorrow and remember…there's no such thing as a self-charging hybrid. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/

CX Chronicles Podcast
CXChronicles Podcast 152 with Sam Ruben, Chief Sustainability Officer at Mighty Buildings

CX Chronicles Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 46:06


Hey CX Nation,In episode #152 of The CXChronicles Podcast we welcomed Sam Ruben, Chief Sustainability Officer at Mighty Buildings, based in Oakland, California. Sam Ruben brings a sustainability and innovation focus to everything he does. He is passionate that today's organizations consider sustainability as a core aspect, not merely as a moral principle but as an avenue towards an improved bottom line and increased brand value and overall customer & employee experiences.Sam worked with the Bay Area Climate Collaborative to develop a marketing plan to encourage fleet managers to buy EVs; helped the City of Berkeley launch its Open Data Portal, including developing focus groups and other community outreach strategies and attention-grabbing infographics; and developed an operations plan for a sustainable seaweed farm for Olazul which has since spun off a for-profit entity to bring the seaweed to market.His work has resulted in savings of more than (pay attention to these KPIs below):• $9,720,343• 19,298,227 kWh of Electricity• 51,133,599 gallons of Water• 21,045 therms of Natural Gas• 5,970 tons of Waste• 834,953 metric tons of CO2Sam and Adrian also chat through The Four CX Pillars: Team,  Tools, Process & Feedback to share some of the tips & tricks that have worked for Mighty Buildings as they've built & grown their business & team across the world.**Episode #152 Highlight Reel:**1. Building sustainable, high-quality, 3D printed homes to help save the environment  2.  Constructing a diverse, skilled, international team of SME's to create a distinct advantage 3.  What's the point of collecting all of the data in the world if you don't know how to share it? 4.  Why webbing and stitching your CX/CS strategy together is a team sport 5.  How unlocking your customer's passion points can change the world!Huge thanks to Sam for coming on The CXChronicles Podcast and featuring his work and efforts in pushing the sustainable, 3D printed housing & development space into the future.Click here to learn more about Sam RubenClick here to learn more about Mighty BuildingsIf you enjoy The CXChronicles Podcast, please stop by your favorite podcast player and leave us a review. This is the easiest way that we can find new listeners, guests and future CX'ers & Customer Success professionals to tune into our weekly customer focused business leader show. Be sure to grab a copy of our book "The Four CX Pillars To Grow Your Business Now" on Amazon & check out the CXChronicles Youtube channel for videos of all of our episodes, they're actually starting to stack up! Reach out to CXC at INFO@cxchronicles.com for more information about how we can help your team make customer happiness a habit!Support the show (https://cxchronicles.com/)

UnterBlog
Hauskraftwerk E3/DC - 3 Jahresvergleich - S10 E und S10 E 912 Pro, PV 27 kWp, 22 kWp, 13 kWh, 38 kWh

UnterBlog

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 49:56


✘ Werbung: https://www.Whisky.de/shop/ Kundennummer #Montana für Empfehlung ► 2191592 Teespring ► https://unterblog.creator-spring.com/ Seit 2015 läuft in unserer Firma Whisky.de ein E3/DC S10 E Hauskraftwerk mit 27 kWp Photovoltaik und 13,8 kWh #Hausakku. Diese Anlage vergleiche ich mit meiner privaten E3/DC S10 E 912 Pro Anlage im selben Ort mit 21,6 kWp PV und 26 kWh Akku, den ich Mitte 2021 auf 38 kWh aufgerüstet habe. Ich vergleiche #Solarerträge und gebe einen Überblick über die genutzten #Akkuzyklen sowie #Eigenstrom und #Autarkie Ergebnisse. Playlist E3/DC ► https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqSQHoWVoIpDwpj-aSCqO2FWksD2cN1Re Playlist Tesla ► https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqSQHoWVoIpCOCd7q7wzq1UlguX4m6JiF Wärmepumpe ► https://youtu.be/eVE8RqmKEUc Marktstammdatenregister 1 ► https://youtu.be/w1_So04g3TQ Marktstammdatenregister 2 ► https://youtu.be/sq6HW6B42HQ

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

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2022 14:39


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

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

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2022 21:11


Show #1335 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Sunday 9th January. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. Welcome to a new Patreon ProducerTIMOTHY PHILLIPS FORD TELLS DEALERS TO STOP UPSELLING F-150 LIGHTNING RESERVATIONS - Ford Motor Co., concerned about its reputation and customer complaints related to the upcoming launch of the F-150 Lightning, is warning dealers not to upsell reservations for the popular EV truck and also wants customers to sign a contract preventing them from reselling it within a year, according to a letter from the automaker to its dealers. - The warning letter, dated Friday and posted online by the F150gen14.com forum, is addressed to all dealer principals, the general manager and sales managers. - "It has come to our attention that a limited number of dealerships are interacting with customers in a manner that is negatively impacting customer satisfaction and damaging to the Ford Motor Company brand and Dealer Body reputation." - Ford then cites dealer sales and service contract language that requires dealers to conduct their operations in a manner that reflects favorably on dealers, the company and its products. - In order to prevent people from buying and immediately reselling the pickup truck for a  profit, Ford is "offering support for a No-Sale Provision to be signed by the customer at the time of purchase. Dealers may add this language to existing closing forms or create a new standalone document." Original Source : https://eu.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2022/01/08/ford-letter-warns-f-150-lightning-dealer-sales/9142583002/ 5 MOST TALKED-ABOUT ELECTRIC VEHICLES UNVEILED AT CES 2022 - Chrysler parent company Stellantis unveiled a concept car called Chrysler Airflow at this year's CES, marking the auto giant's (late) entry into the electric vehicle market. - On the production EV side, General Motors unveiled its highly anticipated electric Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck on Wednesday during a virtual keynote given by CEO Mary Barra. - When it comes to driving range, nothing can beat Mercedes' concept reveal at CES this week: a compact luxury sedan called Vision EQXX that can run up to 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) on a single charge - Mercedes' German rival, BMW, wasn't looking to impress us with range or charging time. Its offering at CES this year, BMW iX Flow, boasts an unexpected feature: changing colors. - It still feels strange to associate Sony with electric cars. But that hasn't stop the gaming and electronics giant from showing off its EV progress at CES in recent years. This week, Sony unveiled Vision-S 02, the second iteration of the Vision-S electric vehicle introduced at last year's CES. The Vision-S 01 is currently being tested on public road in Europe. Original Source : https://observer.com/2022/01/electric-vehicles-unveiled-at-ces-2022-roundup/ VOLVO CONFIDENT IT CAN GET ITS ‘UNSUPERVISED' HIGHWAY DRIVING MODE APPROVED IN CALIFORNIA  - Volvo announced a new advanced driver assist system called Ride Pilot system, in which its vehicles drive themselves on certain highways without any human supervision. Ride Pilot will be available as a subscription service to customers in California, the company announced at the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show. - Volvo's forthcoming (and unnamed) electric SUV, which will be announced later this year, will be the first vehicle to feature Ride Pilot. Volvo's Concept Recharge, which was revealed last summer, is meant to preview that SUV, as well as how the new driver assist system will be presented with a fully integrated roof lidar from supplier Luminar. The design of the Concept Recharge will likely be similar to that of the electric XC90 successor due to arrive later this year. - Ride Pilot is what the Society of Automotive Engineers would define as a Level 3 autonomous system, in which the driver's supervision is not required in a highly controlled setting, like on certain mapped highways. But in Level 3 systems, the driver still needs to be ready to take control at a moment's notice Original Source : https://www.theverge.com/2022/1/5/22866190/volvo-ride-pilot-level-3-autonomous-subscription-california TOYOTA PLANS SOLID-STATE BATTERY BY 2025, BUT IT WON'T BE FOR AN EV - Toyota is one of numerous automakers and other companies chasing the holy grail of battery technologies: solid-state batteries. According to remarks from Gill Pratt, Toyota's chief scientist and head of the Toyota Research Institute, we're going to see such a battery from the automaker by 2025. - Pratt told Autoline on Thursday the company will shove the solid-state battery into a hybrid vehicle. Yes, a solid-state battery and internal-combustion engine working together. It may seem counterintuitive, but Pratt said there's sound reasoning for it: Lithium-ion batteries aren't at a price parity with the internal-combustion engine, let alone solid-state batteries. The thinking is to produce the benefits of such a battery, but combine it with hybrid technology to keep the price down on a production vehicle. - Hybrids will provide a perfect test for the technology before the automaker gets in too deep with a solid-state battery powered EV. Original Source : https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/toyota-solid-state-battery-ev/ US: THE 'CHEAP' VOLKSWAGEN ID.4 IS COMING 'IN THE $35,000 RANGE' - Volkswagen closed the year 2021 with almost 17,000 ID.4 sales in the U.S. but the number could be 4 times higher, according to the company's representative. The company has more than 40,000 reservations but is supply constrained, as the cars are imported from Europe. Volkswagen Group of America CEO Scott Keogh said (via Automotive News):  "We could have sold four times that amount. What VW dealers are saying is that this is the most excitement they've had on the shop floor since 1998, when we brought the Beetle back." - In 2022, the car will get an upgrade (including range) while the lineup will be expanded by a new, less expensive version with a smaller battery (probably 62 kWh or so). This new entry-level ID.4 with RWD will start at around $35,000 - "in the $35,000 range." That would be about $5,000 less than in the case of ID.4 Pro (82 kWh, RWD). - The key element of Volkswagen's expansion of the MEB-based electric cars is the Chattanooga, Tennessee plant, which will start production of the ID.4 later this year using battery cells from the new SK Innovation's SK On plant in Georgia. Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/559394/us-cheap-volkswagen-id4-coming/ ELON MUSK SAYS TESLA WILL RAISE PRICE OF 'FSD' TO $12,000 IN US Original Source : https://www.cnbc.com/2022/01/07/elon-musk-says-tesla-will-raise-price-of-fsd-to-12000-in-us.html TESLA MODEL Y IS SWEDEN'S BEST-SELLING CAR IN DECEMBER 2021 Original Source : https://www.tesmanian.com/blogs/tesmanian-blog/tesla-model-y-became-the-best-selling-car-in-sweden-in-december-2021 HOW DOES TESLA'S CHINA GROWTH COMPARE TO NIO'S? Original Source : https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/how-does-teslas-china-growth-compare-to-nios TESLA STOCK: SHANGHAI BECOMING EVER MORE IMPORTANT Original Source : https://seekingalpha.com/article/4478566-tesla-tsla-stock-shanghai-becoming-ever-more-important TESLA-CATL PARTNERSHIP STRENGTHENS AS NEW FACILITY SENDS CELLS TO GIGA SHANGHAI Original Source : https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-catl-new-facility-sends-cells-gigafactory-shanghai QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM This question was suggested by Joshua Pritt: “If you live in an apartment or condo or otherwise can't charge at home, how do you charge? Is it a terrible inconvenience or do you have a simple routine to charge during your shopping trips?” Email me your answer now: hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. And  if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing. Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I'll catch you tomorrow and remember…there's no such thing as a self-charging hybrid. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM

Energypreneurs
E099: The Future of Electricity is Distributed — even Hydropower

Energypreneurs

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 48:12


Emily Morris returned as a guest and updated me on Emrgy's latest projects and their expansion in New Zealand, South Africa, and Asia. She explained why she is convinced that the future of electricity is distributed. We discuss why the levelized cost of micro-hydropower could be between 2 to 6 cents a kWh, while the capital cost is relatively high ($1500 to $4000 per kW). We analyzed situations where micro-hydro hybrid systems can replace many small diesel generators. Please listen in to find out more. Connect with Sohail Hasnie: Facebook @sohailhasnie Twitter @shasnie LinkedIn @shasnie ADB Blog Sohail Hasnie  

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

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 22:12


 Show #1331 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Wednesday 5th January. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. Welcome to a new Patreon Executive Producer ROBBIENY. BMW IX M60 REVEALED – 619BHP FLAGSHIP TO RIVAL AUDI E-TRON S - The striking new BMW iX SUV has just been given a high performance flagship in the form of the new M60 range-topper. This bold high performance electric SUV will rival Audi's e-Tron S and Tesla's Model X, while also giving the M Performance sub-brand a second model. - M60 utilises two electric motors with one placed on each axle, but power is raised from the most potent iX 50i's 523bhp to a more robust 619bhp. - Feeding these more potent electric motors is the same 105.2kWh battery pack, giving the M60 a 357-mile range – only slightly down on the lesser iX and way above the Audi e-Tron S's problematic 222-mile quoted range. - The new iX M60 does lack the Audi's tri-motor setup though, explaining why something akin to the Audi's rear axle torque vectoring is missing. - The iX in all forms t hen doubles down on this advantage with an application of carbonfibre reinforced plastics along the roof rails, sills and rear subframe. - That huge weight figure doesn't do much to hurt the M60's acceleration time, mind, hitting 62mph in just 3.9sec, over half a second clear of the Audi – the top speed is limited to 155mph. - Customer cars are expected to be delivered in the summer, with prices starting at £111,905 in the UK Original Source : https://www.evo.co.uk/bmw/204466/bmw-ix-m60-revealed-619bhp-flagship-to-rival-audi-e-tron-s BMW IX M60 STARTS AT €130,200 - BMW specifies torque of 1,015 Nm in Sport Mode, and 1,100 Nm when Launch Control is activated. - The fifth generation of BMW electric drives are current-excited synchronous motors. In addition to efficiency, BMW emphasises that these motors have a consistent power delivery - The high-voltage battery achieves a gross energy content of 111.5 kWh, the same as in the familiar iX xDrive50. The AC charging capacity is 11 kW, with direct current up to 200 kW is possible Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2022/01/05/bmw-ix-m60-starts-at-e130200/ CHRYSLER PREVIEWS ITS ALL-ELECTRIC FUTURE WITH AIRFLOW CONCEPT SUV - Chrysler, the iconic American brand owned by Stellantis, will only sell electric vehicles by 2028, the company announced at the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show. - the company revealed its latest concept, the Airflow crossover SUV with a similar profile to the Tesla Model Y and Ford Mustang Mach-E. The vehicle unveiled at CES is meant to be just a concept, but it looks very close to production-ready. Chrysler says its first EV will start production in 2025. - Stellantis, the multi-national conglomeration that formed last year when Fiat Chrysler merged with the French PSA Group, intends for Chrysler to serve as the tip of the spear for its electrification strategy. - The concept Airflow comes with all-wheel drive thanks to two 150kW motors, one in each axle. However, the drivetrain can be adjusted to accommodate more powerful motors in the future, Chrysler says. The company didn't provide details on the battery's size or energy capacity, but it did estimate a range of 350-400 miles per charge. - Inside, the vehicle is chock-a-block with screens: four in the front and two for rear passengers. The large central infotainment screen is flanked by smaller screens for the driver and passenger. The instrument cluster screen is set back a ways from the steering wheel, closer to the windshield than the dashboard, making it seem almost like a heads-up display. An additional screen sits below the main infotainment screen for HVAC controls and seating adjustments, among other features. And there are two screens on the seatbacks for rear passengers. Original Source : https://www.theverge.com/2022/1/5/22862387/chrysler-electric-only-2028-airflow-concept-ces-2022 SONY SHOWS OFF SUV, WILL EXPLORE BUILDING ELECTRIC CARS AS ‘SONY MOBILITY INC' - At CES in Las Vegas this evening, Sony's Chairman, President and CEO Kenichiro Yoshida showed off a brand new prototype of its Vision S concept electric car, and announced that the Sony Group is starting a new division — the Sony Mobility Inc – which will start commercializing its electric vehicles. - On the CES stage during the Sony press conference, the company showed off its existing Sony Vision-S sedan, which was revealed at CES last year. This year, it also flexed a new model in the lineup, the Sony Vision-S SUV prototype. - Sony announced that it was establishing a new company (Sony Mobility Inc.) to accelerate the efforts of “exploring the commercial launch of Sony's EV” — hinting that a Sony car may be coming to a lot near you in the none-too-distant future. Original Source : https://techcrunch.com/2022/01/04/sony-mobility/ TESLA RIVAL LUCID PLANS TO LAUNCH IN EUROPE THIS YEAR - Lucid plans to start selling its cars in Europe this year. - The California-headquartered firm, which competes with Tesla, announced the expansion on Tuesday after a Twitter user asked if an image of some new Lucid owners were based in the U.K. - In January 2020, Lucid started taking online reservations in 15 European countries for its flagship Lucid Air sedan but the firm has not specified when the vehicles will be delivered. - Locations included Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Original Source : https://www.cnbc.com/2022/01/05/-tesla-rival-lucid-plans-to-launch-in-europe-this-year.html TESLA MODEL S GOES 752 MILES WITH A STARTUP'S PROTOTYPE BATTERY - Imagine an electric car that covers 752 miles on a single charge. You can't buy it today, but a modified Tesla Model S drove that distance across Michigan last month. It was the work of a two-year-old Michigan startup, Our Next Energy (ONE), which says it is aiming to make safer and more sustainable batteries. ONE retrofitted the car with a battery holding twice the energy of Tesla's original—while fitting entirely within the same space. It's a proof of concept for the company's own future battery design. - ONE's project didn't mess with anything to alter the Model S's efficiency, but employed a much higher-capacity battery. "We want to accelerate the adoption of EVs by eliminating range anxiety, which holds back consumers today," said ONE founder and CEO Mujeeb Ijaz. He's a battery engineer with more than 30 years'  experience, including stints at Apple, A123 Systems, Ford, and others. - The original Tesla battery had a capacity of 103.9 kilowatt-hours, while the prototype ONE battery that replaced it in the same space has 207.3 kWh. - ONE's drive took place in mid-December in Michigan—with chilly winter temperatures working against range maximization—where the company drove up and down the length of the mitten state for nearly 14 hours, averaging 55 mph, before winding up back at its Novi headquarters in southeastern Michigan with the trip odometer showing 752.2 miles. - The capacity of more than 200 kilowatt-hours was provided by high-energy cobalt-nickel cells Original Source : https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a38668912/750-mile-ev-battery-michigan-startup-our-next-energy/ TESLA MODEL S PLAID TOP SPEED RAISED TO 175 MPH WITH TRACK MODE UPDATE Original Source : https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-s-plaid-new-top-speed-track-mode-update-video/ A NEW TESLA MODEL X WON'T BE AVAILABLE UNTIL LATE 2022 Original Source : https://www.edmunds.com/car-news/no-tesla-model-x-availability-for-months.html GAC AION LX PLUS LAUNCHED WITH 144KWH BATTERY Original Source : https://carnewschina.com/2022/01/06/gac-aion-lx-plus-with-1000km-range-launch-on-jan-6/ GM DELIVERED ONLY 26 EVS IN Q4 2021, INCLUDING JUST 1 ELECTRIC HUMMER   Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/558804/gm-delivered-26-evs-2021q4/ QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM This question was suggested by Joshua Pritt: “If you live in an apartment or condo or otherwise can't charge at home, how do you charge? Is it a terrible inconvenience or do you have a simple routine to charge during your shopping trips?” Email me your answer now: hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. And  if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing. Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I'll catch you tomorrow and remember…there's no such thing as a self-charging hybrid. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM

Quick Spin
2022 Mazda MX-30 Ev Review: Charging Into the Future

Quick Spin

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 14:01


Electric vehicles aren't coming: they're here. Mazda's first dip into the EV pool is, as you'd expect, a compact crossover. While this might not be as interesting as an all-electric Mazda MX-5 Miata, the MX-30 packs a ton of interesting features and an electric powertrain. Eventually, the Mazda MX-30 will be joined by a gasoline-burning, rotary-range-extender equipped variant, but the currently available MX-30 moves exclusively by way of a 35.5 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that feeds the electric motor that powers the front wheels. Mazda says this combination is good for 143 hp and 200 lb-ft of torque. The Mazda MX-30 also features reverse-opening rear doors, leatherette coverings on the seat and minimalist styling that's similar to the rest of the Mazda lineup. On this episode of Quick Spin, Wesley Wren hops behind the wheel of the Mazda MX-30 and puts it through its paces. Wren walks you around the Mazda MX-30 and shows off its interesting features before taking you along for a live drive review that highlights the vehicle's dynamics. Expanding on these thoughts, Wren chats with Mark Vaughn. The pair talk about this Mazda's range, its features and its position in the market. Closing the show, the two discuss what makes the Mazda MX-30 special.

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

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 24:54


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

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
1327: 38 EVs To Watch Out For in 2022

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022 34:27


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

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
1315: NIO launches mid-size ET5 | 20 Dec 2021

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 21:59


Show #1315 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Monday 20th December. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. A new Producer ADESOJI AJAO A new Executive Producer THOMAS COOK A new Executive Producer MATTI JOUHKIMO NIO LAUNCHES MID-SIZE CAR ET5 - Chinese smart electric vehicle maker NIO has launched a new mid-size car featuring a “digital cockpit” that is squarely aimed at Tesla's popular Model 3. - The ET5 meanwhile is NIO's fifth production model since it was established in 2014. - The model due to launch next year is fitted with a 75 kilowatt-hour (kWh) battery that can go as far as 550km on a single charge. - The long range version powered by a 100kWh battery has a driving range of 700km, while the ultralong range model carrying a 150kWh battery can go 1,000km. NIO has not unveiled the prices of the higher range versions. Original Source : https://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/3160292/nio-launches-mid-size-car-eye-teslas-market-leading-model-3 Chinese electric car start-up Nio reveals a new sedan AR VR glasses - Chinese electric car company Nio revealed Saturday a new sedan and custom augmented reality (AR) glasses that reduce the need for in-car screens. - Nio said it partnered with Chinese augmented reality start-up Nreal for the AR glasses that go with its new sedan, the ET5. - The electric car is set to begin deliveries in September 2022, with pre-subsidy prices starting at 328,000 yuan ($51,250) for models that come with a battery. - Next year, the electric car company plans to bring its products and services to Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and Denmark Original Source : https://www.cnbc.com/2021/12/18/chinese-electric-car-start-up-nio-reveals-a-new-sedan-ar-vr-glasses.html NIO unveils new mid-size ET5 electric sedan; up to 1,000km with 150 kWh pack - Inheriting NIO's high-performance DNA, the 360 kW ET5 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds with its dual-motor architecture (150 kW induction asynchronous motor in the front and 210 kW permanent magnet motor at the rear to offer a peak torque 700 N·m). - ET5 comes with the latest NIO Autonomous Driving (NAD). With NIO Aquila Super Sensing and NIO Adam Super Computing, ET5 will gradually achieve a safe and reassuring autonomous driving experience for scenarios such as highways, urban areas, parking and battery swapping. - In 2022, NIO will continue to expand its charging and swapping network. By the end of 2022, NIO will have in total more than 1,300 Power Swap stations, 6,000 Power Chargers and 10,000 destination chargers across China Original Source : https://www.greencarcongress.com/2021/12/20211219-nio.html 2023 AUDI E-TRON GETTING FRESH LOOKS AND A BIGGER BATTERY FOR IMPROVED RANGE - Audi's flagship electric SUV, the e-tron, is up for a facelift in the latter half of 2022 alongside its e-tron Sportback sibling, bringing subtle visual tweaks but important updates on the technical front - The redesigned front bumper will feature a new Singleframe grille with a honeycomb pattern, and different intakes. The camouflage on front/rear fenders, and side sills, could hint at a new style for the plastic cladding. Headlights and taillights are expected to integrate the latest tech from Audi's parts bin, while retaining an identical outer shape. Finally, the lower part of the rear bumper will also be tweaked. - The most important changes in the facelifted e-tron will occur under the skin. According to a report from a few months ago, the updated SUV could offer a 373-mile (600 km) range thanks to the adoption of new generation batteries, more efficient electric motors, and an improved energy recuperation system. If this number is confirmed, it will signal a huge improvement over the up to 274 miles (441 km) WLTP range of the current model which is considered to be one of its main weaknesses over the competition. Original Source : https://www.carscoops.com/2021/12/2023-audi-e-tron-facelift-spied-testing-in-cold-weather/ EV TAX CREDITS: MANCHIN A NO ON BUILD BACK BETTER BILL, PUTTING $12,500 INCENTIVE IN DOUBT - President' Biden's Build Back Better bill is on life support following comments from West Virginia's Democratic Senator Joe Manchin. During an interview on Sunday, the senator said he plans to vote no on the spending plan, which includes a $12,500 refundable tax credit for electric vehicle purchases. - The base amount remains $4,000, as it is today, with another $3,500 available if the EV's battery pack includes at least 40 kilowatt-hours of capacity. - EVs and consumers will be able to qualify for another $4,500 in the tax credit if an automaker makes the EV in the US with a union workforce. Another $500 comes into play for automakers using a US-made battery, for a maximum of $12,500 available. - Biden needs every single Democrat to vote yes on the bill, which would allow Vice President Kamala Harris to break a tie in the senate. There is no Republican support for the bill. The president remains keen to incentivize EV purchases as part of a $555 billion investment into actions to combat climate change, also part of the bill. Original Source : https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/ev-tax-credit-manchin-build-back-better/ CHINA EV TEARDOWN: A $4,500 'ALTERNATIVE TO WALKING' - At 28,800 yuan ($4,500), the Hongguang Mini EV has become a big seller in certain Chinese cities and villages. In Japan, a Nagoya University professor disassembled the electric vehicle to discover what kind of alchemy the manufacturer used to set such a low price. - Rather than wizardry, professor Masayoshi Yamamoto discovered a neat trick that SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile pulled off -- the use of cheap, not-so-durable parts put together in a way that makes them easy to replace. - The Mini EV has no regenerative braking system, which has greatly reduced its cost. - The electric vehicle also forgoes a liquid cooling system for the motor and other parts in favor of an air-cooled system. Since the power semiconductor inside the inverter and other electronic components are affected by heat, the inverter's expected life span has been set at eight years, or 120,000 km. - Buyers can think of the Hongguang Mini EV as a cheap electric vehicle prone to breaking down but easy to fix. SAIC-GM-Wuling calls it "an alternative to walking." Original Source : https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Automobiles/China-EV-teardown-A-4-500-alternative-to-walking EGYPT TO BUILD $20K ELECTRIC VEHICLE IN COLLABORATION WITH CHINESE FIRM - Egypt has ordered a state-owned company to work with a Chinese firm to build affordable electric vehicles priced at 315,000 Egyptian pounds ($20,000). - Egyptian authorities have approached three potential companies to partner with the state-owned automobile company El Nasr Automotive Manufacturing on the project. - Vehicle production is planned to start in 2023, with annual output set to rise to 20,000 in the next three years Original Source : https://www.arabnews.com/node/1989666/business-economy TESLA TO EXPAND SUPERCHARGER STATIONS BY 31% IN 2022 - Tesla continues to increase the number of charging stations around the world, as its car fleet grows by hundreds of thousands annually and this trend will only continue to increase. By the end of 2022, the company plans to expand the Supercharger Network by 31% - The company currently has 3,382 Supercharger stations worldwide with over 30,000 stalls, and are planning to build 1,047 more—adding no less than 10,000 new stalls. - According to the current data, Canada has the most technologically advanced Supercharger Network in the world with the largest number of new generation, V3 stalls. Currently, 37.4% of the Tesla Supercharger Network are V3 chargers and their benefits are most enjoyed by residents of Canada. 48.1% of all Superchargers in Canada are V3 chargers. Next comes China with 42.9%, followed by South Korea with 42.1%. Original Source : https://www.tesmanian.com/blogs/tesmanian-blog/tesla-to-expand-charging-stations-by-31-by-the-end-of-2022-anatomy-of-a-supercharger-network THIS APP LETS YOU RUN ANDROID AUTO ON A TESLA OVER THE BROWSER Original Source : https://www.xda-developers.com/teslaa-android-auto-on-tesla-cars/ ENEL X EXPANDS IN CANADA'S EV HOME CHARGING MARKET Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2021/12/19/enel-x-expands-in-canadas-ev-home-charging-market/ COLD TEMPERATURES AFFECT AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE'S DRIVING RANGE Original Source : https://www.consumerreports.org/hybrids-evs/how-much-do-cold-temperatures-affect-an-evs-driving-range-a5751769461/ TESLA VEHICLES LOSE FAR LESS RANGE IN COLD WEATHER THAN OTHER EVS Original Source : https://www.tesmanian.com/blogs/tesmanian-blog/tesla-vehicles-lose-less-range-in-cold-weather-than-others-testing-shows EV CHARGING STATIONS AREN'T ALWAYS IN BEST LOCATIONS FOR NIGHT USERS   Original Source : https://eu.freep.com/story/money/cars/mark-phelan/2021/12/11/ev-charger-stations-locations/8859737002/ DOBBIES GARDEN CENTRES CHARGE PARKS WITH GRIDSERVE  Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2021/12/16/dobbies-garden-centres-charge-parks-with-gridserve QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Returns in 2022.  Email me a suggestion for a possible question and I might pick yours!  hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. And  if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing. Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I'll catch you tomorrow and remember…there's no such thing as a self-charging hybrid. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM

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1314: Audi Opens First Charging Hub | 19 Dec 2021

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 18:12


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

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EEVblog 1444 – XMAS Mailbag!

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 67:01


XMAS Mailbag featuring Mrs EEVblog, Sagan, and Huxley! Forum: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/blog/eevblog-1444-xmas-mailbag/ SPOILERS: Badge https://bit.ly/3m3t4Yj RF Antenna DigitalCool PCB Coaster: https://www.tindie.com/stores/digitalcool/ Neon photos from a future Indian EE Casio OH-7000G overhead projector calculator Trevor's Bench https://www.youtube.com/c/TrevorsBench Circuit Mess Nibble STEM kit: https://circuitmess.com/nibble/ kWh meter Spotty solder paste dispenser: https://avdweb.nl/tech-tips/pcb/solder-paste-dispenser 1980's Appliance control from your phone Curz Scanner: ...

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1310: Toyota's Big EV U-Turn | 15 Dec 2021

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 22:47


Show #1310 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Wednesday 15th December. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. TOYOTA'S ELECTRIC VEHICLE PLANS ARE GETTING BIGGER AND MORE EXPENSIVE - Toyota is ramping up its electric vehicle production schedule, vowing to release 30 electric vehicles by 2030 rather than just 15 EVs by 2025, as was previously promised. The Japanese automaker also vowed to sell 3.5 million battery EVs globally by 2030 and to transform Lexus into an EV-only brand by 2035. - the company's top executives, including billionaire CEO Akio Toyoda, have been on the record calling the trend toward electric vehicles “overhyped” in part because of emissions associated with power plants — which is a favorite talking point used by the oil and gas industry. - But in an event Tuesday, Toyoda changed his tune, touting the need for the company to reduce tailpipe emissions by releasing more EVs. - As part of the announcement, Toyota showed several dozen concept vehicles, including sedans, sports cars, crossovers, SUVs, pickup trucks, and even a couple of boxy shuttles. The company didn't release many details about each vehicle but did note that a planned Lexus sports car would have a “cruising range” of 700 km (434 miles) and be able to accelerate from 0 to 60mph in under two seconds. Original Source : https://www.theverge.com/2021/12/14/22833997/toyota-ev-investment-lexus-concept-vehicles TOYOTA TEASES SLICK ELECTRIC SPORTS CARS IN MAJOR EV PREVIEW - Toyota's upcoming offerings will live under its new "BZ" sub-brand, which stands for "Beyond Zero." We've already seen one proper production model under this new umbrella -- the BZ4X, which will spawn a unique Lexus variant, the RZ, Original Source : https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/toyota-lexus-electric-sports-car-teaser-preview/ TOYOTA REVEALS ASTOUNDING LINEUP OF FUTURE ELECTRIC CARS FOR 'BEYOND ZERO' BRAND AND MORE - They include a BZ small crossover, a BZ compact SUV, a BZ sedan and a BZ large SUV. It's clear these vehicles are concepts or design studies for now, with blacked-out windows to hide their lack of real interiors. - another eight electric cars to fill out this line with some exciting potential cars. There are two commercial vehicles, called the Mid Box and Micro Box, and two more SUVs. One appears on the smaller side with the name "Small SUEV" and the other looks closer to the BZ compact SUV concept, though it just wears a "Crossover EV" name. - Toyota showed what sure looks like a successor to the beloved FJ Cruiser called the Compact Cruiser EV concept. The boxy off-road SUV wears a familiar shade of blue to the departed Jeep Wrangler rival and even rocks similar design language to the previous SUV. There's also the Pickup EV, which looks a lot like today's Tacoma with minimal changes and -- are you ready for this? -- a sports car. Original Source : https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/toyota-reveals-future-electric-cars-beyond-zero/ TOYOTA SHIFTS GEARS WITH MAJOR INVESTMENT IN ELECTRIC VEHICLES - In November, Toyota declined to join a pledge signed by six major carmakers, including General Motors, and Ford Motor Co. to phase out fossil fuel cars by 2040. It argued that not all parts of the world would be ready to transition to green cars by then. - In addition to battery EVs, Toyota also builds hydrogen fuel cell cars, and is developing internal combustion engines that run on hydrogen fuel, although it has not said when it might commercialize the technology. - Toyota recently promised that it will be ready to sell only zero-emission cars in Europe by 2035 Original Source : https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2021/12/14/business/corporate-business/toyota-30-ev-models-2030/ HERE'S HOW MUCH HYUNDAI'S COOL, NEW IONIQ 5 EV WILL COST - The cheapest way to get an Ioniq 5 will be the 125 kW (168 hp) rear-wheel drive SE Standard Range model with the smaller 58 kWh battery pack. This will cost $39,700 before the IRS 30D tax credit and any local incentives. However, as is nearly always the case with a new car regardless of OEM, if you want the cheapest one, you need to be prepared to wait, as it will only become available in spring 2022. - The cheapest long-range Ioniq 5 is the $43,650 RWD SE, then there's the $45,900 Ioniq 5 SEL, followed by $50,600 Ioniq 5 Limited. If you prefer more power and don't mind charging slightly more often, that version of the Ioniq 5 SE starts at $47,150, with the AWD Ioniq 5 SEL at $49,900 and the AWD Ioniq 5 Limited at $54,500. Original Source : https://arstechnica.com/cars/2021/12/heres-how-much-hyundais-cool-new-ioniq-5-ev-will-cost/ THE 'CHEAP' HYUNDAI IONIQ 5 UNDERCUTS ALMOST ALL EV CROSSOVERS/SUVS - This entry-level version has 220 miles of EPA range, a 125 kW electric motor for rear-wheel-drive, and, most importantly, an MSRP of $39,700 (+$1,225 DST), which after deducting the $7,500 federal tax credit will turn into effectively $33,425. Once we checked the list of available EVs, it turns out that it's one of the least expensive electric crossovers/SUVs. - An interesting thing is that the Hyundai Ioniq 5 SR undercuts the base Ford Mustang Mach-E on price (by $4,195), but is expected to deliver only a slightly lower range, despite the battery being much smaller. On the other hand, the Ford Mustang Mach-E should be much quicker. Hyundai Ioniq 5 will fast charge at a higher rate. - Here is another surprise, the entry-level Hyundai Ioniq 5 is marginally less expensive than the Volkswagen ID.4 (we don't have prices for the 2022 model year yet). However, that's only because the ID.4 does not have its lower-spec trims on the market yet (like the 62 kWh battery version). It also has noticeably more range and power. - he Hyundai Ioniq 5 SR is $200 less expensive than the base Kia Niro EV. And the EPA range is only slightly lower. - The poor Chevrolet Bolt EUV is temporarily out of production, but even if it was being produced, it would not be eligible for the $7,500 federal tax credit. It means that after deducting the tax credit, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 SR would be, on paper, less expensive. Pretty surprising anomaly considering how much smaller the Bolt EUV is. Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/554563/cheap-hyundai-ioniq5-price-comparison/amp/ NEW 2022 CUPRA BORN ELECTRIC CAR: SPECS, DETAILS AND PRICES - Cupra has announced pricing for the first version of its Born electric family hatchback to go on sale, as well as new trim level details. Prices will start from £33,735, though extra variants will be added to the range in time. - Eventually, the Born range will consist of four models, however, the mid-range variant which uses 58kWh battery and 201bhp electric motor is the only one you can order for the time being. This particular version has a range of 263 miles, while 0-62mph takes 7.3 seconds. - Prices start from £33,735 for the 58kWh/201bhp Born in V1 trim, with standard equipment including 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, a 12-inch central infotainment screen, reversing camera and safety systems like lane assist and tiredness recognition. Original Source : https://www.drivingelectric.com/cupra/born/776/new-2022-cupra-born-electric-car-specs-details-and-prices CONVENIENT, NETWORKED AND SUSTAINABLE: NEW SOLUTIONS FOR CHARGING ELECTRIC VOLKSWAGEN MODELS Original Source : https://www.volkswagen-newsroom.com/en/press-releases/convenient-networked-and-sustainable-new-solutions-for-charging-electric-volkswagen-models-7695 LUCID MOTORS CEO SEES $25,000 ELECTRIC CARS IN 4 YEARS Original Source : https://www.axios.com/lucid-motors-affordable-electric-cars-967f69c7-98c5-4737-8449-4e17fd7bca9b.html YOU CAN PLAY SONIC THE HEDGEHOG IN TESLAS Original Source : https://www.ign.com/articles/sonic-the-hedgehog-teslas ABB'S TERRA 360 ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGER MAKES MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA DEBUT  Original Source : https://www.utilities-me.com/utilities/abbs-terra-360-electric-vehicle-charger-makes-middle-east-debut ELECTRIC VEHICLES FOR MILITARY JUST A 'MATTER OF TIMELINE Original Source : https://breakingdefense.com/2021/12/electric-vehicles-for-military-just-a-matter-of-timeline-bae-systems-ceo NEW QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Has Covid-19 changed your electric car buying decisions in the last two years? Yes, no and why? Email me a suggestion for a possible question and I might pick yours!  hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. And  if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing. Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I'll catch you tomorrow and remember…there's no such thing as a self-charging hybrid. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/

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1307: Ford stops taking reservations for the F-150 Lightning | 12 Dec 2021

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2021 22:33


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

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S2E77: 2022 Hyundai IONIQ5 and Electrify America

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 18:48


In this episode we talk with Robert Barrosa, Senior Director, Sales, Business Development and Marketing at Electrify America, the charging company that joined Hyundai Motor America to support owners of the 2021 Kona Electric and 2022 IONIQ5 with 250 kWh of included DC Fast charging.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

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

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 21:24


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

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

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2021 20:23


Show #1299 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Sunday 5th December. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. HYUNDAI IONIQ 5 AND KIA EV6 EPA RANGE FIGURES ANNOUNCED - The sleeker Kia EV6 is more efficient and can travel farther than the boxy Ioniq 5. The RWD, Standard Range EV6—using a 58.0-kWh battery—has a range of 232 miles, besting the equivalent Ioniq 5 by 12 miles. The base EV6 also returns 117 MPGe combined, compared to the Ioniq 5's 110 MPGe combined figure. The Standard Range EV6 is destined for the American market - Upgrading to the Long Range models nets a 77.4-kWh battery, which offers 310 and 303 miles of range on the RWD EV6 and Ioniq 5, respectively. - Opting for more powerful all-wheel-drive Long Range versions drops range significantly, with the AWD Long Range EV6 rated at 274 miles and the equivalent Ioniq 5 rated to travel 256 miles on a charge. - Pricing has not yet been announced, but we expect the Kia EV6 to start around $45,000 for the RWD Standard Range model. The Ioniq 5's starting price will likely be similar. Original Source : https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a38452811/2022-hyundai-ioniq-5-kia-ev6-epa-range/ ARRIVAL TO BUILD HIGH-VOLTAGE BATTERY MODULE ASSEMBLY PLANT IN NORTH CAROLINA - Arrival, the electric vehicle manufacturer that aims to break up the assembly line in favor of multiple microfactories, is investing $11.5 million to build a high-voltage battery module assembly plant in Charlotte, North Carolina. The plant will provide batteries for electric buses and vans produced at the company's microfactories in Rock Hill, South Carolina and Charlotte, respectively. - Arrival also agreed to collaborate with Li-Cycle, a lithium-ion battery recycler, to create a closed-loop EV battery supply chain. Like most other automakers, Arrival is recognizing the reality of supply chain delays and materials shortages and is working to vertically integrate as much of the process as possible, while also maintaining its commitment to sustainability. - Arrival will be refitting an existing warehouse in order to start production in the third quarter of 2022 - Arrival's battery chemistry supplier is LG. The plant should have a production capacity of up to 350,000 battery modules per year, which can be used across Arrival's different commercial vehicle platforms and can be tailored to suit the customer's specific battery requirements, according to the company. Original Source : https://techcrunch.com/2021/12/06/ev-maker-arrival-to-build-high-voltage-battery-module-assembly-plant-in-north-carolina/ GLOBAL PLUG-IN CAR SALES OCTOBER 2021: UP 70% AND AT 8.8% SHARE - Global passenger plug-in electric car sales continue to increase quickly this year, moving towards double-digit market share. In October, roughly 589,000 new plug-in electric cars were sold - according to EV-Volumes data - which is 70% more than a year earlier. - It also happens to be the second-highest monthly result ever recorded, while the record is September 2021 - over 685,000. - The market share increased to 8.8% and the majority (79%) are battery electric vehicles, while plug-in hybrids were four times less popular. - So far this year, passenger plug-in electric car sales exceeded 4.8 million (compared to 3.1 million in the entire 2020), while the market share increased to 7.2%. - The best-selling model in October was Wuling's Hong Guang MINI EV (39,128). The second best for the month was the Tesla Model Y (27,846) - The top-selling models year-to-date:  Tesla Model 3 - 16,533 and 377,585 YTD Wuling's Hong Guang MINI EV - 39,128 and 328,001 YTD Tesla Model Y - 27,846 and 281,674 YTD Volkswagen ID.4 - 14,568 and 88,141 YTD BYD Qin Plus PHEV - 17,503 and 76,213 YTD BYD Han EV - 8,292 and 66,572 YTD Li Xiang One EREV - 7,649 and 62,919 YTD Volkswagen ID.3 - 7,079 and 60,120 YTD Changan Benni EV - 6,383 and 59,603 YTD GAC Aion S - 8,020 and 56,895 YTD - In October, BYD was the top brand with an amazing record of over 80,000 sales. Tesla was the second best with 48,583 units (the company usually notes lower results in the first month of a quarter and the highest in the final month of a quarter). Original Source : https://uk.motor1.com/news/552407/global-plugin-sales-october-2021/ RENAULT DEALERS SWITCH TO EV COURTESY FLEET - Renault Retail Group has switched its fleet of courtesy cars to fully electric Renault Zoe models. The business operates 15 dealerships in England and Wales and operates 164 courtesy cars. - For many customers it will be the first time that they have driven an electric vehicle and Renault Retail Group says it will make the experience as straightforward as possible. Each Zoe will be provided fully charged – offering a range of up to 245 miles - and customers will receive a full introduction on the car's features and its operation. Should customers need to travel beyond the Zoe's range, details of charging points can easily be accessed on its infotainment system. Original Source : https://www.fleetnews.co.uk/news/latest-fleet-news/electric-fleet-news/2021/11/15/renault-dealers-switch-to-ev-courtesy-fleet 200TH ELECTRIFY AMERICA STATION AT WESTFIELD VALLEY FAIR IN SANTA CLARA  - Electrify America has opened one of its largest electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to date, which will feature 14 ultra-fast chargers with solar canopies at Westfield Valley Fair in Santa Clara, California. - This installation is part of Electrify America's plans to build charging stations at 17 Westfield locations, offering more than 100 individual chargers across seven U.S. states by the end of 2022. Focused on delivering the best in customer service, Westfield Valley Fair will be the first Westfield location to offer curbside meals delivered from the mall restaurants to the charging location with the service to be offered across other Westfield locations in the future. Original Source : https://media.electrifyamerica.com/en-us/releases/161 BRINGING CAR CHARGING TO APARTMENTS IS NOT WITHOUT CHALLENGES - Even in California — the largest electric vehicle market in the country — getting chargers installed in multi-unit housing is met with significant obstacles that range from ownership inertia to power supplies. - To make electric vehicles more accessible to all Californians, at-home charging needs to extend beyond newer, single-family developments into an overlooked area — apartment buildings.This, of course, will require significant changes to building codes, public incentives and commitments from building owners. - a litany of obstacles ranging from cost, electric power limitations in existing buildings, to site-specific problems related to assigned parking spaces, garages verses surface lots or how to wire a charger to an apartment's electric meter. Original Source : https://www.govtech.com/fs/bringing-car-charging-to-apartments-is-not-without-challenges VINFAST RAISING BILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO STEAL SALES FROM TESLA · Original Source : https://carbuzz.com/news/vinfast-raising-billions-of-dollars-to-steal-sales-from-tesla TESLA OFFICIALLY BRINGS CLOSURE TO THE MODEL Y'S FORGOTTEN VARIANT Original Source : https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-y-lr-rwd-cancel-official-closure/ FOXCONN, SAUDI ARABIA IN TALKS TO DEVELOP BMW-BASED EVS Original Source : https://auto.hindustantimes.com/auto/news/foxconn-saudi-arabia-in-talks-to-develop-bmw-based-evs-report-41638502612831.html QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Which EV makers are on Santa's naughty or nice lists – and tell me why! Email me a suggestion for a possible question and I might pick yours!  hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. And  if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing. Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I'll catch you tomorrow and remember…there's no such thing as a self-charging hybrid. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/

Quick Charge
Quick Charge Podcast: December 1, 2021

Quick Charge

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 5:56


Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee new episodes are delivered as soon as they're available. Stories we discuss in this episode (with links): Tesla's center display is showing massive performance improvement with new AMD chip Tesla is again found guilty of throttling charging speed, asked to pay $14,000 to owners in retrial Tesla releases new footage of auto labeling tool for its self-driving effort GM to construct North American materials processing factory for Ultium EV batteries Mercedes-Benz unveils wild new rugged but luxurious off-road electric vehicle concept Porsche Taycan GTS sedan first drive: Getting to the track is half the fun Electric vehicle battery cost falls to $132 per kWh, but it might go up from there https://youtu.be/3eq_s8C1aRo Subscribe to the Electrek Daily Channel on Youtube so you never miss a day of news Follow Mikey: Twitter @Mikey_Electric Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Spotify TuneIn Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at tips@electrek.co. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
1296: Norway EV Sales Edge Towards 100% | 2 Dec 2021

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 21:51


Show #1296 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Thursday 2nd December. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. NORWAY MARKS 11,274 NEW BEVS SOLD OVER NOVEMBER - In Norway, 11,274 new electric cars were registered in November. Electric cars thus reached a share of 73.8 per cent of all passenger car registrations in the month. In addition, there were 2,653 new plug-in hybrids. The most popular model was the Tesla Model Y with 1,013 registrations. - The more than 11,000 new registrations in November bring the figure for the current year close to 100,000 vehicles. From the beginning of January to the end of November, 99,948 pure electric cars were newly registered in Norway, according to the Norwegian Road Information Authority (OFV). This corresponds to a market share of 64.2 per cent in the current year. This figure refers to purely battery-electric cars; hybrid vehicles are not counted here. - In total, 91.2 per cent of all new passenger cars in Norway had an external charging connection in November – exactly the same level as in September with the Tesla boost; in October, the figure had fallen back to just under 90 per cent. By comparison, petrol-only cars had a market share of 2.3 per cent and diesel-only cars 2.7 per cent. Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2021/12/02/norway-marks-11274-new-bevs-sold-over-november/ AFFORDABLE DACIA SPRING TAKES POLE AS FRANCE HITS RECORD 23.5% PLUGIN EV SHARE "November saw France, Europe's second largest auto market, hit a record 23.5% plugin electric vehicle share, up from 14.8% share a year ago. Legacy diesels and plugless hybrids continued to stagnate below 20% share" Europe's most affordable all-electric, the Dacia Spring, took the #1 spot for plugins in November at 2895 sales.  The Dacia Spring, following its extremely rapid climb to Europe's fourth most popular BEV in October, became France's top seller in November, with 2895 units delivered. This puts it well ahead of the long term favourite Renault Zoe, at 2189 units. The Spring's success makes perfect sense — it is the most affordable BEV in Europe, and starts from around €12,400 in France after various incentives. November is the first month it has been available in these volumes in the country. The Spring's success speaks volumes about European consumers' largely unmet demand for affordable BEVs. This is the revolution waiting in the wings for anyone bringing affordable (sub €20,000 or even sub €15,000) electric vehicles to the European market. The Spring is the first to do so, but won't be the last. The BYD Yuan, and BYD Dolphin, both in the top 20 in China, will also do very well in Europe, for example, if they can start well below €20,000. November's combined plugin result of 23.5% comprised full battery electrics (BEVs) at 13.5%, with plugin hybrids (PHEVs) taking 10.0%. This continues the recent trend of reweighting towards BEVs  · Original Source : https://cleantechnica.com/2021/12/01/affordable-dacia-spring-takes-pole-as-france-hits-record-23-5-plugin-ev-share/ AUDI ALSO BUILDING Q4 E-TRON IN BRUSSELS - Audi plans to build its recently launched Q4 e-tron electric SUV in Brussels in the future. Production is scheduled to start there in November. The Automobilwoche learned this from corporate circles. The reason is the high demand for the volume model. The final decision will be made by the VW planning round on December 9th. So far, Audi has had the Q4 e-tron built exclusively by VW in Zwickau Original Source : https://www.automobilwoche.de/article/20211129/BCONLINE/211129942/1276/exklusiv--wegen-hoher-nachfrage-nach-dem-elektro-suv-audi-baut-q-e-tron-auch-in-bruessel MERCEDES-BENZ LAUNCHES SEVEN-SEATER ELECTRIC EQB IN EUROPE - German luxury automaker Mercedes-Benz has officially launched its all-electric, seven-seater EQB in Europe, with a starting price just north of €55,000. Mercedes premiered its EQB back in September at the Munich motor show, and the all-electric compact family car has five seats as standard – and seven seats as optional. - The starting price is €55,311.20, which converts to around $A87,300, and the Mercedes EQB model range consists of the EQB 300 4MATIC and the EQB 350 4MATIC, both of which are all-wheel drive. - range just north of 400-kilometres. Original Source : https://thedriven.io/2021/11/30/mercedes-benz-launches-seven-seater-electric-eqb-in-europe/ LUCID BATTERY CONTROVERSY: ENGINEER PROVIDES EXHAUSTIVE ANALYSIS - InsideEV's Senior Editor Tom Moloughney recently had the high honor of performing and reporting on the world's first third-party, unsupervised 0-100% fast charging test session on the Lucid Air Dream EV. He posted the resulting video on his State of Charge YouTube Channel and in this IEVs article. - some viewers and readers misinterpreted the charging results as “proving Lucid lied about the battery pack size”, apparently suggesting that Lucid is “cooking the books” and installing a larger-than-claimed battery pack to make puffed-up charging speed and range efficiency claims. They appeared confused by the fact that Electrify America billed Tom for 134 kWh of electrical energy delivered to the vehicle during the charge session. Delivered to a pack with only 118 kWh capacity. - Based on my experience, thermal-modeling the heating losses incurred in extreme fast-charging sessions, it's the law. Ohm's law. And the 2nd law of thermodynamics. The 2nd law says “there are always losses in an energy transfer process”. And in an EV battery charging session, those losses are determined by Ohm's Law. Heat generated in a circuit = the current I (in amps) squared x the circuit's resistance R (in ohms).  Heat = I2R - Suffice to say that for the first five minutes of charging at 300 kW and 350 amps, the battery pack resistance was generating over 20 kW of heat. That pack weighs over 550 kg, yet that 20 kW heat is so intense it likely heated up every cell in that mass from 31⁰ C to their maximum rated 45⁰ C temperature in those first few minutes, with the AC compressor, glycol pumps, and radiator fan all screaming at peak load, drawing an extra 4-5 kWh of power. - Rapidly adding 118 kWh to this pack and only suffering 16 kWh of 2nd-law losses is an EV engineering miracle, not a false-marketing conspiracy. Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/551500/lucid-battery-size-charging-analysis/ CONSTANT PROGRESS: EXTENDED RANGE FOR OPEL CORSA-E AND MOKKA-E - On a single charge of its battery, the award-winning Opel Corsa-e, which was introduced in 2019, can now cover up to 359 kilometres1 according to the WLTP, an increase of around seven per cent. The range of the Mokka-e, which went on sale in 2020 and most recently won the famous “Golden Steering Wheel 2021”2, has increased to 338 km1 (WLTP). - The range increases have been achieved, for example, through the optimisation of the HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning) and propulsion systems of the Opel Corsa-e and Opel Mokka-e. - The efficiency of the heat pump, which warms and cools the interior and is standard equipment on both models, is now even higher than before. Heat pumps are more efficient than conventional HVAC systems, as they require less energy from the battery, to the benefit of driving range. Customers will notice the improvements particularly when driving in the winter months. Original Source : https://www.media.stellantis.com/em-en/opel/press/constant-progress-extended-range-for-opel-corsa-e-and-mokka-e 2023 BMW I7 ELECTRIC SEDAN TEASED DURING WINTER TEST IN SWEDEN Original Source : https://www.motor1.com/news/551605/2023-bmw-i7-teaser-winter-test/ CHINESE TESLA RIVAL XPENG WANTS TO SELL HALF OF ITS CARS OVERSEAS Original Source : https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/24/chinese-tesla-rival-xpeng-wants-to-sell-half-of-its-cars-overseas.html BNEF: STEEL INDUSTRY SET TO PIVOT TO HYDROGEN IN GREEN PUSH Original Source : https://www.greencarcongress.com/2021/12/20211201-bnefsteel.html BP BUILDING LARGE-SCALE HYDROGEN PLANT IN TEESSIDE Original Source : https://www.energylivenews.com/2021/12/01/bp-building-large-scale-hydrogen-plant-in-teesside/ BAY AREA TEEN FAILS DRIVING TEST DUE TO TESLA REGENERATIVE BRAKING SYSTEM Original Source : https://abc7.com/tesla-driving-test-bay-area-teen-fails-drivers-exam-california-dmv-electric-vehicle-braking-system/11301803/ QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Which EV makers are on Santa's naughty or nice lists – and tell me why! Email me a suggestion for a possible question and I might pick yours!  hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. And  if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing. Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I'll catch you tomorrow and remember…there's no such thing as a self-charging hybrid. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/ 

Sean White's Solar and Energy Storage Podcast
Deep dive on Energy Storage and Renewables: Sean White Interview on Cory Vanderpool's “Solar Broadcast” podcast.

Sean White's Solar and Energy Storage Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 44:22


Sean White (solarSEAN.com) is interviewed on his former student Cory Vanderpool's podcast.    The talk about various subjects including:   Solar and wind are finally cheapest forms of electricity   EVs bringing down the cost of lithium-ion Energy Storage Systems (ESS)   Battery benefits including being a load, besides being a source of power    Wind power's cubed relationship to wind speed   Frequency regulation is the biggest use for energy storage right now   Negative energy pricing in Germany   Ramp rates of energy storage beating all other forms of energy by a long shot, especially underground mined resources (fossil fuels and nuclear)   EV to grid future   LG Batteries in cars vs. home ESS price being the same   Lithium-ion graphite anodes, silicon anodes, lithium metal anode, specific energy (energy per weight), dendrites, energy density (energy per volume)   Sean's $0.20 to $0.40 per kWh battery price prediction in 10-years   Soldering home-made lithium-ion battery packs   Battery cells, battery modules, battery packs definition   Buying houses with pre-existing solar, real estate with solar, and knowing how to value them, solar valuation, solar asset value, solar offset value (offsetting electricity)   You can see Cory's podcast home page at: https://sparkcertified.mykajabi.com/podcasts/solar-broadcast   Cory's webpage: www.SparkPros.com   Twitter www.twitter.com/acoryvanderpool   LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/cory-vanderpool-85bb764a/   Michael Ginsburg's book: https://www.amazon.com/Solar-Photovoltaic-Power-Optimization-Verification-ebook/dp/B07YQ9D7V2   Sean White's classes, books and everything else: www.solarSEAN.com

mixxio — podcast diario de tecnología
Es más complicado de lo que parece

mixxio — podcast diario de tecnología

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 14:55


Seúl se mete en el metaverso / eBay verificará el calzado deportivo / Twitter contra las fotos privadas / Sube el precio de las batería de coches / Sindicato de Twitcheros Patrocinador: Esta Navidad protege los ordenadores de tus seres queridos con menos habilidades informáticas instalándoles el antivirus de nueva generación de Panda Security https://www.pandasecurity.com/es/, un Brand Watchguard. Cuesta muy poco asegurarte de que siempre tienen navegación web segura, sistemas anti-phising y anti-ransomware, y mucho más. Seúl se mete en el metaverso / eBay verificará el calzado deportivo / Twitter contra las fotos privadas / Sube el precio de las batería de coches / Sindicato de Twitcheros

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
1295: Audi E-Tron Gets Facelift And More Range | 1 Dec 2021

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 23:13


Show #1295 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Wednesday 1st December. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. Welcome to a new Patreon EXECUTIVE PRODUCER JAVIER CARMELO DÍAZ PÉREZ AUDI E-TRON FACELIFT SAID TO BRING A LOT MORE RANGE - the Audi E-Tron is getting ready for the second half of its life with a facelift and technology upgrade slated to appear next year. The most welcome change will be a new-generation battery, more efficient motors with greater energy recuperation, and new electronics that work together to increase range by nearly 50%, going from 259 miles on the European WLTP cycle to 373 miles - If the same transformation applies to our EPA ratings, the E-Tron would go from 222 miles to 329 miles, the E-Tron Sportback would go from an EPA-rated 218 miles to 323 miles. The battery is expected to hold steady on capacity at 95 kWh. - It will be on the market for another five years or so, and needs to compete with the growing tide of dedicated electric crossovers appearing in that time. - During a visit to Audi's Belgian factory that builds the E-Tron and E-Tron Sportback, Brand CEO Markus Duesman told RTL the factory will begin building the Q8 E-Tron to replace the E-Tron. - Audi just debuted the China-only Q5 E-Tron last week, a Q6 E-Tron will hit the market as the brand's first PPE-based around the same time as its VW Group sibling, the battery-electric version of the Porsche Macan in 2023, that year will also see an A6 E-Tron sedan, and in 2025 there could be a flagship electric sedan called the A9 E-Tron. Original Source : https://www.autoblog.com/2021/11/29/audi-e-tron-update-range-report/ NEW VOLKSWAGEN ID BUZZ ELECTRIC MPV SPOTTED: PRICES, SPECS AND RELEASE DATE - VW's all-electric take on the classic campervan and will soon be available as a practical MPV people carrier and a roomy commercial vehicle - Prototypes sporting lighter camouflage have been spotted, following on from official images of the passenger version during a press conference launching the new ID5 and ID5 GTX electric cars. - It's plain to see that the finished car will look very similar to the original ID Buzz concept from 2017 (shown below next to a classic T1 campervan). - An image of the interior shows the ID Buzz will use the same general layout as other ID models including the ID3 and ID4. These include the digital driver's display, largely buttonless dashboard and a central infotainment system. - The cargo version of the Volkswagen ID Buzz is expected to be able to take around 800kg in the back. It is also predicted to offer options such as a fold-out work bench and a 230V household power outlet. - Volkswagen has already confirmed the upcoming Volkswagen ID Buzz will use a selection of batteries from 48kWh to 111kWh in size. Range-topping versions could have as much as 342 miles of range. Original Source : https://www.carwow.co.uk/volkswagen/news/5412/2022-volkswagen-id-buzz-price-specs-and-release-date RIVIAN CAUGHT BENCHMARKING FORD MUSTANG MACH-E - It's certainly nothing unusual to see one automaker benchmarking another automaker's vehicle, and Ford is no exception. In recent months, Ford Authority spies have spotted The Blue Oval benchmarking a couple of all-electric models, including a Tesla Model 3, as well as the Audi e-tron, a direct competitor to the Ford Mustang Mach-E – not just once, but twice. - Now, Ford Authority spies have captured a pretty intriguing automaker benchmarking Ford's EV crossover – Rivian. · Original Source : https://fordauthority.com/2021/11/rivian-caught-benchmarking-ford-mustang-mach-e/ WHICH CAR COMPANY IS COMPLAINING ABOUT MAKING EVS? - Stellantis is a huge mix of international car companies, combining top manufacturers from a number of different countries. Given how much shade the Stellantis umbrella casts, it's almost funny how little EV experience is shared among these different automakers. Stellantis' most prestigious marque would have to be Ferrari, and up until recently it swore it'd never go fully electric. - “What has been decided is to impose on the automotive industry electrification that brings 50 percent additional costs against a conventional vehicle,” he said.“There is no way we can transfer 50 percent of additional costs to the final consumer because most parts of the middle class will not be able to pay.” Original Source : https://jalopnik.com/you-get-one-guess-which-car-company-is-complaining-abou-1848143083 TESLA SWITCHES FROM INTEL TO AMD FOR MODEL Y INFOTAINMENT SYSTEM - The infotainment system in the Tesla Model Y uses an Intel chip, but not for much longer.As Brinkwire reports, Tesla has apparently decided to switch from an Intel to an AMD Ryzen chip for the infotainment system in the Model Y, but only in China for now. This shouldn't come as too much of a surprise because Tesla has switched between Intel, Nvidia, and AMD processors before. - The Model S and Model X have already made the switch to an AMD chip, and now the Model Y is joining them. The fact this is only happening in China may just be an initial phase, with all new Model Y EVs making the switch eventually. - Elon Musk likes to tell people how good Teslas are at playing the latest games, and an AMD Ryzen APU certainly helps when it comes to playing. Original Source : https://www.pcmag.com/news/tesla-switches-from-intel-to-amd-for-model-y-infotainment-system TESLA ENABLES IN-CAR PURCHASES AND SUBSCRIPTIONS - Tesla has started to enable in-car purchases and subscriptions in its latest software updates. Owners can buy a “Premium Connectivity” straight from their center console inside Tesla vehicles. - Despite not being in the release notes, Tesla owners getting the new 2021.40.6 software update reports that they see a new tab in the Tesla menu for “Upgrades” - For now, it appears that only the Premium Connectivity Subscription is available through the in-car purchase system - Interestingly, it's actually not the first time that Tesla introduced in-car purchases. Back in 2016, when Tesla was selling Model S vehicles with software-locked ranges, the automaker let owners unlock it through the car for $10,000. Original Source : https://electrek.co/2021/11/30/tesla-enable-in-car-purchases-subscriptions/ TESLA GIGA PRESS SUPPLIER SAYS 6 CHINESE AUTOMAKERS WANT SIMILAR TECH - Tesla supplier LK Technology has worked with the electric vehicle maker on the casting technology and says six China-based automakers want to deploy a similar technology in their factories next year. - Tesla has been investing heavily in casting and alloy technology and uses a series of big die casting machines to make car bodies with just a few massive casted parts, a trend that is now catching on in the auto industry. The Giga Press is seen as Tesla's latest leap in manufacturing and is used to produce the Model Y. The technology reduces the Model Y's front and rear casting from hundreds of parts down to just two. · Original Source : https://www.benzinga.com/news/21/12/24374353/tesla-giga-press-supplier-says-6-chinese-automakers-want-similar-tech-next-year TESLA FOUND GUILTY (AGAIN) OF THROTTLING SUPERCHARGER SPEEDS - Tesla has been found guilty of throttling Supercharger speed on older Model S vehicles in Norway. The automaker has been ordered to pay impacted customers 130,000 kroner (~$14,200 USD) each. - With an estimated 10,000 2013-2015 Model S owners in the country, the potential fine adds up to about $142 million USD. - This is actually the second time Tesla has been found guilty of these claims. Earlier this year they were found to have intentionally lowered the charging speeds of their 2013-2015 Model S vehicles through an over-the-air (OTA) software update in 2019. Tesla did not respond to the lawsuit or attend the hearing, so an ‘absence judgement' was rendered in favour of the more than 30 plaintiffs in the case. In that ruling, Tesla was ordered to pay 136,000 kroner (~$16,200 USD) to owners. Original Source : https://driveteslacanada.ca/model-s/tesla-found-guilty-again-of-throttling-supercharger-speeds-on-older-model-s-vehicles-in-norway/ NEXT VOVLO XC90 RUMOURED TO BE NAMED 'EMBLA'   Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2021/12/06/next-vovlo-xc90-rumoured-to-be-named-embla/ FORMULA E'S GEN3 CAR TO GET 40% OF ENERGY FROM REGENERATIVE BRAKING Original Source : https://www.sportspromedia.com/news/formula-e-gen3-car-sustainability-electric-technology/ LG ENERGY SOLUTION IN MICHIGAN SECURES $1.36B FOR EV BATTERY OUTPUT Original Source : https://eu.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/2021/11/29/lg-energy-solution-michigan-electric-vehicle-funding/8790548002/ FIRST ELECTRIC VEHICLE USED FOR POLAR BEAR SPOTTING Original Source : https://www.ctvnews.ca/climate-and-environment/world-s-first-electric-vehicle-used-for-polar-bear-spotting-in-churchill-man-1.5685111 QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Which EV makers are on Santa's naughty or nice lists – and tell me why! Email me a suggestion for a possible question and I might pick yours!  hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. And  if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing. Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I'll catch you tomorrow and remember…there's no such thing as a self-charging hybrid. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/

Debatten
Det koster 10 øre å lage en kWh av vannkraft

Debatten

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 39:40


Regjeringen og SV planlegger at strømmen skal være rådyr også neste år. Ekstramilliardene vi betaler inn fordi strømmen koster nesten 6 kroner går til å finansiere statsbudsjettet for "vanlige folk". Det koster mellom 3 og 15 øre å lage en kWh strøm på norsk vannkraft. Hør episoden i appen NRK Radio

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
1294: BMW i4 Customer Deliveries Begin | 30 Nov 2021

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 24:51


Show #1294 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 30th 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. CHINA TO ALLOCATE 38.5 BILLION YUAN WORTH OF NEV SUBSIDIES IN 2022 - China plans to appropriate around 38.5 billion yuan ($6.033 billion) next year to subsidize the projects for saving energy and cutting carbon emissions, according to a notice recently issued by China's Ministry of Finance. - China hopes new energy vehicle (NEV) sales can reach around 20% of all car sales in 2025, China's State Council said in Nov. 2020 in a plan for development of the NEV sector.For the first ten months of 2021, NEV sales in China amounted to 2.542 million units, accounting for 12.12% of the country's total new car sales Original Source : https://autonews.gasgoo.com/m/70019227.html AROUND 1,000 SPANISH PETROL STATIONS INSTALL ELECTRIC CAR CHARGING POINTS - Around 1,000 Spanish petrol stations must install electric car charging points - The Government of Spain continues to move forward with its strategy for the growth of the electric car in Spain. A proposal has reportedly just been released to public information by the Ministry for the Environment (Miteco). - It included a ministerial order that establishes a list of fuel supply facilities, along with fuels required to install electric recharging infrastructures, as well as the exceptions and technical impossibilities for its fulfillment. - more than 1,000 petrol stations across Spain, with sales of more than five million litres per year, or relevant weight, must install at least one charging point for electric vehicles. - Within a period of 21 months from the entry into force of the aforementioned Law, that is, February 2023, service stations with sales of more than 10 million litres of petrol and diesel in 2019 must install at least one 150 kW recharging point. Original Source : https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/11/28/around-1000-spanish-petrol-stations-must-install-electric-car-charging-points/ THE UK'S NATIONAL HIGHWAYS TO TRY BATTERY STORAGE - The UK government has said that around 20 energy storage systems are to be deployed at service stations where the grid supply is not always sufficient to support high power charging stations. - National Highways aims to invest £11 million and is currently discussing the possibilities with prospective suppliers. Within the next two years, the plan is to install what will essentially be giant battery units that will connect to the motorway services operators' charge points. - Malcolm Wilkinson, Head of Energy for National Highways, said: “Whilst we have limited control over the number of petrol and diesel cars on the network, by supporting the expansion of the rapid charge points network, we hope to increase EV drivers' confidence for all types of journeys, both long and short.” Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2021/11/29/the-uks-national-highways-to-try-battery-storage/ BMW I4 CUSTOMER DELIVERIES BEGIN IN GERMANY THREE MONTHS EARLY - Customer deliveries of the first i4 EVs began at the BMW Welt in Munich last weekend, three months earlier than the automaker originally planned. Bernhard Kuhnt, senior vice president BMW Group Market Germany, said that demand for the i4 is very high. - On the occasion, BMW i4 owners were invited to an accompanying program around the fully-electric Gran Coupe in Munich. - The BMW i4 is available in two variants at launch, the single motor i4 eDrive40 and dual motor i4 M50. Both feature an 83.9 kWh lithium ion battery pack (80.7 kwh net capacity) enabling an estimated range of 300 miles (482 km) for the former and 245 miles (394 km) for the latter (both for the US market). - “With the BMW i4, we have absolutely struck a chord. You can see this from the very high demand for this car. We are delighted to be expanding our electrified product line-up with this sporty, fully-electric Gran Coupé at exactly the right time and to present the first vehicles to our customers today – three months earlier than originally planned. The first delivery of a BMW i4 today, and the first BMW iX in about a week, are further milestones for the BMW Group on the road to electromobility.” Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/551178/bmw-i4-first-customer-deliveries/ BMW EDRIVE ZONES NOW AVAILABLE IN 138 EUROPEAN CITIES - The BMW Group is introducing its innovative eDrive Zones in another 20 European cities, including Copenhagen, Verona and Toulouse. This means that a total of 138 cities in Europe are now benefiting from this trailblazing technology. The service is expected to be rolled out in at least another 30 cities worldwide in the coming year. - In an eDrive Zone, BMW plug-in hybrid vehicles automatically switch to all-electric driving mode upon entering inner city areas. Then, the plug-in hybrid models drive locally emission-free – just like purely electric vehicles – and with low fuel costs, as electric motors are much more efficient than combustion engines for driving in city traffic. The vehicle recognises the designated areas using geofencing technology and GPS. The automated eDrive feature is available as standard in many existing and all future BMW plug-in hybrids. Drivers are rewarded with bonus points for each all-electric kilometre driven – and with double points in an eDrive Zone – which they can redeem for charging credit. In turn, drivers also collect bonus points while charging their vehicle. - The 20 latest cities to be added are: Aberdeen, Bregenz, Brescia, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Copenhagen, Cork, Coventry, Florence, Klagenfurt, Lille, Matosinhos, Naples, Oeiras, Oxford, Sheffield, St. Pölten, Toulouse and Verona. Original Source : https://electriccarsreport.com/2021/11/bmw-edrive-zones-now-available-in-138-european-cities RENAULT MASTER ZE GETS RANGE UPGRADE - The fully electric Renault Master Z.E. will get more battery capacity and greater range from spring 2022. The electric van has been equipped with new 52 kWh batteries, an addition that increases the vehicle's effective range to 190 km. - The battery storage capacity of the Renault Trucks electric Master has increased to to 52 kWh - from 33 kWh. The new capacity thus extends the vehicle's effective range to 190 km (WLTP City cycle range of 244 km). With a fast charger, the Renault Trucks Master Z.E. is now 80% charged in 2 hours and reaches full charge in 3 hours. Original Source : https://www.nextgreencar.com/news/9268/renault-master-ze-gets-range-upgrade/ HYUNDAI HOME ECOSYSTEM DUE IN 2022 WILL COVER SOLAR, CHARGING, ENERGY STORAGE - Hyundai recently unveiled a coordinated home-energy ecosystem, bundling EV charging, solar, and home energy storage. Dubbed Hyundai Home, the service will provide one-stop shopping for these products to Hyundai customers, the automaker said in a press release. It's scheduled to launch in certain markets in 2022. - A service integrating home charging, solar, and energy storage could be a great complement to the Hyundai Ioniq 5 crossover. Charging an electric car from a home solar installation reduces that car's overall carbon footprint and the owner's dependence on the grid. The Ioniq 5 is also equipped for bidirectional charging, potentially allowing it to discharge some power into energy storage battery packs when needed. - The launch of Hyundai Home also builds on the automaker's previous hints that the Ioniq sub-brand will span beyond cars. The Ioniq 5 itself will also be available through an innovative lease that will let intenders try before they buy. Hyundai has said research indicates likely EV buyers are big users of subscription services, so a different leasing model was worth trying. Original Source : https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1134253_hyundai-home-ecosystem-due-in-2022-will-cover-solar-charging-energy-storage TESLA WITHDRAWS APPLICATION IN SUBSIDIES FOR GERMAN FACTORY - Tesla has withdrawn an application for over $1 billion in subsidies for battery production at Gigafactory Berlin. According to Electrek, a spokesperson for the Germany Economy Ministry confirmed the news in a statement. - After the news came out, CEO Musk made a comment that suggested Tesla withdrew the applications because it does not want any subsidies. Meanwhile, the Financial Times went into the details of the programme and found a clause that might be the cause of withdrawal. Companies are not eligible for the funds if they have already deployed the same battery production at another plant, the report citing FT, said. - The publication suggested that ongoing delays in achieving approval to start production at Gigafactory Berlin could make Tesla ineligible for the funds since it is also deploying battery production at Gigafactory Texas and Shanghai. Original Source : https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/auto/news/tesla-withdraws-application-in-subsidies-for-german-factory-report/articleshow/87977122.cms TESLA PRODUCTION IN BERLIN LOOKING TO TAKE OFF THIS YEAR Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2021/11/29/tesla-production-in-berlin-looking-to-take-off-this-year/ ELON MUSK TELLS TESLA EMPLOYEES TO STOP RUSHING TO INCREASE QUARTERLY DELIVERIES Original Source : https://www.theverge.com/2021/11/29/22807387/tesla-quarterly-deliveries-end-rush-elon-musk-memo QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Which EV makers are on Santa's naughty or nice lists – and tell me why! Email me a suggestion for a possible question and I might pick yours!  hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. And  if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing. Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I'll catch you tomorrow and remember…there's no such thing as a self-charging hybrid. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/

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1293: Major Update To Nissan's EV & Battery Strategy | 29 Nov 2021

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 28:36


Show #1293 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 29th 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. NISSAN TO LAUNCH 15 NEW EVS BY 2030, SOLID STATE BATTERIES BY 2028 - By 2030, Nissan is aiming for electrified vehicles to account for 50% of its global sales, and by 2050 it plans to be carbon-neutral "across the lifecycle of its products". - Nissan plans to increase its electrified vehicle sales by 40% in the US and China, 55% in its Japanese home market and 75% in Europe by 2026. - The manufacturer has committed to investing two trillion yen (£13.24bn) in electrification and new vehicle technology over the next five years, during which time it will usher in 20 new EV and electrified models. - Significantly, it has also pledged to usher in cobalt-free EV batteries by 2028, which it says will reduce costs by 65%, and plans to have EVs equipped with solid-state batteries on sale by 2028. - Nissan will open a pilot plant for solid-state batteries in Yokohama, Japan, in 2024, and says the technology will allow it "to expand its EV offerings across segments and offer more dynamic performance". Original Source : https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/business-environment-and-energy/nissan-launch-15-new-evs-2030-solid-state-batteries-2028 NISSAN REVS UP E-VEHICLE RACE WITH $18 BILLION PLAN - The automaker, whose Leaf was the first modern mass market electric car launched in the US a decade ago, will invest $18 billion through 2030 to develop 23 electrified models that includes hybrids and 15 all-electric vehicles. - No new production models were announced during the event, but several concepts were revealed, including an electric pickup called the Surf-Out and the Max-Out convertible sports car. - Nissan's investment will increase its annual battery production capacity to 130 gigawatt-hours by 2030, while Toyota recently announced a $13.5 billion program to boost its output to 200 GWh by the same date. - Nissan's next US market electric vehicle, the Ariya SUV, is scheduled to go on sale in the US in fall of 2022 at a starting price of $47,125. Original Source : https://nypost.com/2021/11/29/nissan-revs-up-e-vehicle-race-with-18-billion-plan/ FORD, RIVIAN NO LONGER DEVELOPING ELECTRIC VEHICLES TOGETHER - Ford and Rivian have abandoned plans to co-develop an electric vehicle, Ford CEO Jim Farley has confirmed - Ford was one of Rivian's early major investors in 2019 and currently holds a 12% stake in the startup. The companies announced in January 2020 that Rivian would build an electric SUV for Lincoln but canceled the project in April of that year amid the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. - "Right now, we have growing confidence in our ability to win in the electric space," Farley told Automotive News. - Ford invested a total of $1.2 billion in Rivian, but its position is worth over $12 billion following Rivian's recent IPO. Original Source : https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/ford-rivian-no-longer-developing-electric-vehicles RIVIAN R1T'S FIRST REAL-WORLD TOWING TEST SHOWS 62% RANGE LOSS - The Rivian R1T just began deliveries before 2021's third quarter ended. Now that owners have had some time with their Rivian pickups, the real-world tests of the features that potential buyers are curious about are beginning. One of the most significant is a real-world towing test to prove range loss, especially as Rivian has flaunted its vehicle as a capable and dominant off-road pickup capable of handling the most stressful of tasks. - Instagram user @gideontherivian took it into their own hands to prove range loss, which evidently resulted in a 62% degradation of the battery after just 118 miles of travel. - @Gideontherivian‘s real-world towing test involves an open trailer with a Shelby Mustang GT on it - The Shelby and the Rivian R1T, along with the trailer, the vehicle's occupants, and additional cargo, bring a total weight of 14,260 pounds. The test is relatively extensive, as the trip is from Detroit to Los Angeles. · Original Source : https://www.teslarati.com/rivian-r1t-towing-test-range-loss/ - According to the center screen display, the electric truck has 44 miles of range with 37% battery remaining. With a range of 315 miles (505km) on a full charge, that works out to just 118 miles from the 135kWh battery pack, or about 62% range loss. Original Source : https://driveteslacanada.ca/news/first-real-world-rivian-r1t-towing-test-shows-huge-range-loss/ 2022 KIA NIRO WALKAROUND VIDEO SHOWS BOLD NEW DESIGN IN THE METAL - Whether you're looking at the EV version or the hybrid Niro, the design is something that can be described as radical. It took a lot of cues from the Kia HabaNiro Concept from 2019, mostly seen at the front fascia and the funky body panel in between the C and D pillars. - Probably the biggest deviation in the cabin is the inclusion of a rotary knob for gear shifting, as well as the integration of two screens, one for the infotainment and the other for the instrument. However, this is just a design reveal for the 2022 Niro. Kia hasn't disclosed technical details for the small crossover, though we know that it's going to arrive with three powertrain options: hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and EV. Original Source : https://uk.motor1.com/news/550968/2022-kia-niro-walkaround-video/ NEW UPDATE INFORMS TESLA'S FSD BETA TESTERS THEY'LL HAVE TO GIVE UP VIN-ASSOCIATED CRASH VIDEOS · Original Source : https://www.carscoops.com/2021/11/new-update-informs-teslas-fsd-beta-testers-that-theyll-have-to-give-up-vin-associated-crash-videos/ TESLA'S ELON MUSK RESPONDS TO GENERAL MOTORS 'LEADING' IN EVS Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/550893/tesla-musk-respsonds-gm-leading/ BUTTIGIEG: FAMILIES WHO BUY ELECTRIC VEHICLES 'NEVER HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT GAS PRICES AGAIN' Original Source : https://thehill.com/dem-lawmakers/583325-buttigieg-electric-vehicle-owners-never-have-to-worry-about-gas-prices-again PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE FEDERAL EV TAX CREDIT PASSED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES - 1. Tax Credit Becomes Refundable - 2. Elimination of the 200,000 Sales Cap Per Manufacturer - 3. Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) Caps - 4. Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) Caps - 5. Option to Convert the Tax Credit to a Time of Purchase Rebate - 6. $4,000 Base Tax Credit - 7. Battery Size Minimum of 10 kWh - 8. $3,500 Bonus Credit for Minimum 40 kWh Battery - 9. $3,500 Bonus Credit for Minimum 50 kWh Battery (2027) - 10. $4,500 Bonus Amount for EVs Assembled in the US in a Union Plant - 11. $500 Credit for US-Manufactured Battery Cells - 12. US Final Assembly Requirement in 2027 - 13. Expiration of EV Tax Credits Original Source : https://evadoption.com/proposed-changes-to-the-federal-ev-tax-credit-passed-by-the-house-of-representatives/ CATL CONFIRMS PLANS TO SUPPLY LFP BATTERIES TO HYUNDAI    Original Source : https://m.koreatimes.co.kr/pages/article.asp?newsIdx=319673 QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Which EV makers are on Santa's naughty or nice lists – and tell me why! Email me a suggestion for a possible question and I might pick yours!  hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. And  if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing. Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I'll catch you tomorrow and remember…there's no such thing as a self-charging hybrid. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/

Motoring Podcast - News Show
Chauvinistic Prat - 9 November 2021

Motoring Podcast - News Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 51:46


FOLLOW UP: ENVISION SCALES BACK OUTPUT PREDICTIONEnvision, the Chinese company partnering with Renault on their battery factory, in Northern France, has lowered the predicted production output due to a change in the site's layout. The wooded area, previously marked for demolition will now not be destroyed because it is a wildlife habitat and building there would be “complicated”. Output is now predicted to be 30 gigawatts per hour against 43 previously expected. To find out more, click the Today News Post here. OCTOBER 2021 NEW CAR REGISTRATION FIGURESAnother month means more grim reading, with figures down 24.6% on last year, and that was hardly spectacular. Chip shortages are the main reason why. Electrified vehicles, though, helped reduce the pain. To find out more, click here for the SMMT article. TESLA RECALLS ON BACK OF SOFTWARE GLITCH A communication error, for nearly 12,000 cars sold in the US since 2017, could result in false forward collision warning and application of the automated emergency braking. The issue appears to be two chips not communicating once woken from sentry or summon standby modes. To read more, click The Guardian article here. MERCEDES RECALLS EQC DUE TO WATER INGRESS DAMAGEMercedes-Benz has issued a recall for their EQC SUV, built between 11 December 2019 and 18 May 2020. The steering wiring harness may have been damaged during assembly, which could lead to water ingress. This model has been hit by a number of recalls. To find out more, click here for the Autocar article. MERCEDES ACCUSED OF DEFEAT DEVICE USEA German environmental group (DUH) has accused Mercedes-Benz of using eight ‘defeat devices' in an engine tested on an E350d Bluetec. The German regulatory authority has stated it was aware of these devices and that they were permissible, to ensure a long life of the engine. DUH claim, these devices are not about longevity of life. To read more, click the Autocar article here. JCB AWARDED DEWAR TROPHY BY RAC FOR HYDROGEN ENGINEThe RAC has awarded JCB their Dewar Trophy, for "an outstanding British technical achievement in the automotive field", thanks to the development of the ABH2 hydrogen engine which gives a similar performance to the diesel equivalent. Whilst it produces no CO2, it also produces less NOx than a diesel. To read more, click here for the Autocar article. GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES ROAD COLLISION INVESTIGATION CONSULTATIONThe Government has launched a new consultation about setting up a dedicated organisation to investigate road collisions. The idea is for lessons to be learned and shared after investigating road incidents, including those where automated and driver assistance technologies are involved. To find out more and give your opinions, click the link here. ——————————————————————————-If you like what we do, on this show, and think it is worth a £1.00, please consider supporting us via Patreon. Here is the link to that CLICK HERE TO SUPPORT THE PODCAST——————————————————————————-NEW NEW CAR NEWSToyota Aygo XIs this the most Alan new car to have ever featured on the podcast? Only time will tell, but what we can say is this small SUV is very much a car for now. Due to it's size it will not threaten other road uses, as do larger vehicles, but still give an elevated driving position. It will come with a 1.0 petrol engine, without any electrification, giving 71hp, 69lb ft of torque and 107g/km of CO2. To find out more, click the Autocar article here. Oh, one more thing, apparently, there could be a GR version too. Now THAT makes it the most Alan car. To see more about that, click the here for the Autocar article. Ora Car EVThe Ora Cat is a Chinese offering, due to be on sale from December, with a starting price of £25,000. This supermini sized EV will have a range of 261 miles, via a 63 kWh battery pack, for the top of the range. The base model will have a 53 kWh pack capable of 209 miles. The company, a brand of Great Wall Motors, has high hopes for their range. To find out more, click the Autocar article here. LUNCHTIME WATCH: BRINGING CAR HEAVEN TO MANCHESTER The Late Brake Show was continuing their World Tour of stadiums (this may be a slight over exaggeration), this time in Manchester. Andrew actually went and interacted with real people and cars. You can get a glimpse of how much of a wonderful event it really was by watching their round up video, by clicking this link here. LIST OF THE WEEK: 1996's BEST CARS NOW IN THE USThanks to the US's odd import rules, our friends over the pond have to wait many years before they can get their hands on stuff we've had and discarded. Here is a list, from Motoring Research, of the best of what they could now get from 1996. As ever, don't forget to tell the chaps your choice and if you agree with their selections. AND FINALLY: SUNG KANG'S RALLY-SPEC DATSUN 240ZSung Kang, famous for The Fast and Furious franchise movies, has built his own tribute to the 50th anniversary of the East African Safari Rally winning car. And we want it. Like now, please. This is better than a tarted up Juke, that is for sure. To gaze on and lust, click the Top Gear link here.

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1272: F-150 Lightning Buyers Get Augmented Reality Intro | 09 Nov 2021

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 21:38


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!  hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. And  if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing. Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I'll catch you tomorrow and remember…there's no such thing as a self-charging hybrid. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/

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1268: Pepsi: Our Tesla Semi Trucks Arrive This Year | 08 Nov 2021

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 24:20


Show #1271 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 8th 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 three new Patreon Producers!  First up it's ANDREW WHELAN. And also welcome BRIAN D ANDERSON. Plus a new Executive Producer BILL CALHOUN. Thank you so much. NEW LOTUS TYPE 132 SUV PREVIEWED IN OFFICIAL IMAGE - Lotus has given a first look at its maiden SUV, which is codenamed the Type 132 and due to be revealed in full next year. - As first reported by Autocar, the Type 132 has been in development since 2016 and is set to launch with two four-wheel-drive variants, offering between 600bhp and 750bhp. It will be able to accommodate batteries ranging from 92-120kWh in capacity and will offer 800V charging. - The Norfolk firm has released the first in a series of official videos that will build up to the launch of the new Aston Martin DBX rival, which will be a key element of its bold growth strategy under the ownership of Chinese car giant Geely. - The Type 132 will be built at a new £900 million manufacturing facility in Wuhan, China, and will be one of two Chinese-built EVs the firm will launch in the next five years. Original Source : https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/new-lotus-type-132-suv-previewed-official-image SAMSUNG SDI AND SK ON TO COMPETE WITH CHINESE MAKERS WITH PRISMATIC BATTERIES - Korea's three major battery makers, which have announced massive investment plans for the United States, are shifting their focus to Europe. They are looking to secure an edge with next-generation batteries in a price war with Chinese battery companies. - The key is competition with Chinese battery companies. China's CATL, the world's largest battery company, is building a battery plant in Germany for commercial operation from 2022. CATL produces prismatic batteries and is expected to focus on expanding orders from Volkswagen. In March, Volkswagen announced that it would increase the proportion of prismatic batteries to 80 percent by 2030. - Samsung SDI and CATL will compete fiercely in the prismatic battery sector. Samsung SDI is betting on Gen. 5, a next-generation prismatic battery to be used for BMW electric vehicles. - Major European automakers such as Daimler, BMW and Volkswagen are placing battery orders worth tens of trillion won to secure batteries for their vehicles to be launched after 2024. Original Source : http://www.businesskorea.co.kr/news/articleView.html BMW I7 REPORTEDLY GETTING THREE ELECTRIC MOTORS SHARED WITH I5 M - It was back in March last year when BMW originally announced there would be a fully electric version of the next-generation 7 Series. - CEO Oliver Zipse revealed during the Annual Accounts Press Conference 2020 the variant without a combustion engine would be the most potent. - Likely to be called i7, the 7 Series sans gasoline/diesel engine is said to have three electric motors in its highest specification. According to Auto Motor und Sport, two of them will be mounted at the back and the third one will be positioned on the front axle. The report mentions the e-motor driving the front wheels will have less power. - the same three-motor setup could be installed in a full-fat M version of the next 5 Series in EV form (i5) with a yet-to-be-confirmed total output of 750 horsepower. - It won't ride on a dedicated electric car platform as it will share its underpinnings and most of the design as well as shape with the combustion-engined models. For a bespoke EV from Bavaria, 2025 will be the year when the Neue Klasse architecture will debut. Original Source : https://www.bmwblog.com/2021/11/08/bmw-i7-electric-sedan-three-motors TESLA'S NEW 12V LI-ION AUXILIARY BATTERY HAS CATL CELLS INSIDE - With the refreshed Model S/Model X, Tesla switched from conventional lead-acid to an all-new lithium-ion 12 V auxiliary battery (Model 3/Model Y still uses a conventional one). Thanks to an outstanding, two-part presentation and teardown conducted by Ingineerix, we can take an in-depth look at this new solution, hinted at in early 2021 by Elon Musk and shown only briefly at the delivery event. - previously Tesla was using in the Model S/Model X a 12 V, 33 Ah lead-acid AGM battery. It stores about 0.4 kWh of energy, but weight is quite substantial: 27 lbs (12 kg). According to Ingineerix, such batteries last in Teslas about 2-4 years, which is pretty low and sometimes causes unexpected problems if the car stops working. - The new,lithium-ion battery is much smaller and much lighter (only about 4 lbs / 1.8 kg). That's because it's much higher energy density, but also has a lower energy content. We assume that with a more reliable and "smart" solution, there is no need for 0.4 kWh. The battery has only a 0.1 kWh of energy (99 Wh to be precise) and a capacity of 6.9 Ah, according to the description. - the new battery consists of a BMS circuit board made by CATL and four prismatic NMC lithium-ion battery cells (6.9 Ah each), connected in series. Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/546087/tesla-liion-12v-auxiliary-battery PEPSICO CEO SAYS HE EXPECTS DELIVERY OF FIRST TESLA SEMIS THIS QUARTER - PepsiCo CEO Ramon Laguarta said on Monday that the company is expecting its first delivery of Tesla Semi trucks in the fourth quarter. - Laguarta was speaking from the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP26. During an interview on “Squawk on the Street,” CNBC's Jim Cramer asked about PepsiCo's plans to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. - “Transportation is about 10% of our overall gas emissions so it's important and we're working on different solutions. We replace our fleet regularly, every ten years more or less...and we're already starting to buy electric trucks actually from Tesla. I mean I don't want to promote anybody but that's the brand we're using so far and we're getting our first deliveries this Q4.” - The comments come almost four years after PepsiCo first announced it would purchase 100 Tesla Semi trucks. It was the largest known pre-order of the vehicle at the time. - On the company's Q2 earnings call in July, Tesla said it was pushing the Semi program to 2022 due to supply chain challenges and the limited availability of battery cells. Original Source : https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/08/pepsico-ceo-says-he-expects-delivery-of-first-tesla-semis-this-quarter.html HOW FORD NEARLY LOST RIVIAN TO GENERAL MOTORS - GM was interested in Rivian at the same time as Ford, and Scaringe had chatted with Mary Barra about a potential investment, and those talks advanced quickly. GM were ready to pull the trigger, and Rivian was ready to take the money. WSJ reports that Rivian's leaders were skeptical of GM - in April of 2019, Ford announced it would be investing $500 million in Rivian. Since then, Ford's investments have reached $1.2 billion. Original Source : https://jalopnik.com/how-ford-nearly-lost-rivian-to-general-motors-1848015138 UK EV SUPERCHARGING COMPANY GRIDSERVE TO EXPAND TO US, ASIA - A U.K. company is in discussions with fuel forecourt operators in Europe, Asia and the U.S. to install vehicle-charging facilities that use electricity generated from renewable sources. - Gridserve Holdings Ltd. is already building a network of fast-charging hubs in Britain and now is planning to expand further afield. The initial international projects will be announced within the next few months, said Toddington Harper, founder and chief executive officer. - The company's backers include Richard Branson's The Rise Fund and Hitachi Capital U.K. Plc. - “Everything we have achieved in the U.K. has required us to overcome massive complexities and challenges -- experience we've spent years developing,” Harper said. “It's now time to share those learnings with partners across the world and accelerate the shift to net zero transport.” Original Source : https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-11-08/u-k-electric-vehicle-supercharging-firm-to-expand-to-u-s-asia E-MOBILITY EVENT ELECTRIFY EXPO SET FOR FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY AT COTA - The Electrify Expo, North America's largest e-mobility event, will take place from Friday through Sunday at the Circuit of the Americas - Over a half-million square feet of display space will be filled with electric vehicle and e-mobility brands including BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Hyundai, Polestar, Kia, Volvo, Volkswagen, MINI, SUPER73, Rad Power Bikes and Segway. Visitors will be able to test drive electric products on demo courses throughout the weekend. - Admission starts at $20; free for ages 5 and younger. For tickets: electrifyexpo.com/attend. Original Source : https://eu.statesman.com/story/news/2021/11/08/e-mobility-event-electrify-expo-set-friday-through-sunday-cota/6339102001/ UK DEVELOPER HARMONY ENERGY'S IPO RAISES US$251 MILLION FOR TESLA MEGAPACK ROLLOUT Original Source : https://www.energy-storage.news/uk-developer-harmony-energys-ipo-raises-us251-million-for-tesla-megapack-rollout/ E-BIKES ARE ABSOLUTELY CRUSHING ELECTRIC CARS IN SALES Original Source : https://futurism.com/the-byte/ebikes-crushing-electric-cars TRANSPORT BY ELECTRIC SCOOTERS: ARE OUR CITIES READY FOR MICROMOBILITY? Original Source : https://www.archdaily.com/971488/transport-by-electric-scooters-are-our-cities-ready-for-micromobility 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!  hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. And  if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing. Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I'll catch you tomorrow and remember…there's no such thing as a self-charging hybrid. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM

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1268: Apple Hires Tesla's Autopilot Software Director | 07 Nov 2021

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2021 19:41


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 – hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. And  if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing. Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I'll catch you tomorrow and remember…there's no such thing as a self-charging hybrid. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM

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1268: Lawmakers Approve $1tn Infrastructure Bill | 06 Nov 2021

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 18:11


Show #1269 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 Show 6th 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. ALFA ROMEO GIULIA IS GOING ELECTRIC - In an interview with Auto Express, Alfa Romeo's CEO Jean-Philippe Imparato revealed a bunch of details about the future of the company and electric vehicles. But the most interesting is that, despite the world's insatiable appetite for SUVs, the Giulia sport sedan will get another generation, and one that's entirely electric. - the car will be built on the STLA Large platform, one of several EV architectures Stellantis announced back July. - the Large platform is said to accept 101-kWh to 118-kWh of battery capacity and up to 500 miles of range. It may also be sharing the platform and development with the future Stelvio, like the current one does with the Giorgio platform. - Stellantis aims to have its 500-mile STLA Large platform cars, among the others, ready for 2024. Odds seem good that the electric Alfas will start showing up at that time, since the brand is planning to be fully electric in 2027. That will make it the first Stellantis brand to be entirely electric. Original Source : https://www.autoblog.com/2021/11/05/alfa-romeo-giulia-next-generation-electric-ev/ US LAWMAKERS APPROVE $1TN INFRASTRUCTURE BILL - The US Congress has passed a landmark one trillion dollar (€865bn) infrastructure package, following the Senate's earlier agreement. President Biden now only has to sign it into law, effectively freeing $15bn in funding for electric transportation, after he had to make concessions. - Specifically, the trillion-dollar package includes $7.5 billion for expanding electric vehicle charging infrastructure nationwide and $7.5 billion for electric buses. However, Biden had to make concessions. For example, for the national network with 500,000 EV charging stations, the compromise has been reached leaves $7.5Bn of the $15Bn Biden had initially envisioned. - For the purchase of electric school and public transport buses, the bipartisan draft now also provides $7.5Bn, instead of the previously wanted $45Bn. Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2021/11/06/us-lawmakers-approve-1tn-infrastructure-bill/ INFRASTRUCTURE BILL: $7.5B TOWARD NATIONWIDE NETWORK OF 500,000 EV CHARGERS - According to a Biden administration fact sheet released Saturday, the legislation will provide funding for long-distance-oriented EV chargers along highway corridors, and for long-distance travel, and for charging options within communities. - The funding is of course just a start; as a candidate, Bernie Sanders proposed $85.6 billion on a national charging network “similar to the gas stations and rest stops we have today.” - The infrastructure bill is potentially just the start of the federal government's stronger support behind EVs. The second bill contains more of the Build Back Better plan and Biden's EV vision, including an renewal of the EV tax credit—currently containing a controversial provision boosting union-built EVs—and other money potentially going toward equity, manufacturing, the supply chain, other incentives, and building out charging infrastructure. - That bill faces challenges, although it's worth noting that the EV tax credit itself, prior to the union riders, had bipartisan support. President Trump reportedly nixed the EV tax credit renewal the last time around. Original Source : https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1134092_infrastructure-bill-7-5b-toward-nationwide-network-of-500-000-ev-chargers PRODUCTION FISKER OCEAN ELECTRIC SUV WILL FINALLY DEBUT IN LA AFTER COVID-19 DELAYS - After two false starts, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, Fisker is finally ready to show the world its production version of the electric Ocean SUV. The EV was meant to debut back in 2020, but LA Auto Show organizers canceled the event. A redo of the show meant for May 2021 didn't happen either. Now, the show will go on this month, with the Ocean ready for the spotlight. - As for power, it should come from an 80-kilowatt-hour battery, which Fisker said this week will be supplied by China's CATL. The company will make five gigawatt-hours of production available for the Ocean to churn out battery packs. Magna Steyr will handle final production of the Ocean in Austria, unless something changes. Original Source : https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/fisker-ocean-electric-suv-production-debut-la-battery-deal-catl/ FUEL SHORTAGES MADE A THIRD OF BRITS MORE LIKELY TO GO ELECTRIC - Recent fuel shortages have made a third of UK motorists more likely to buy an electric vehicle (EV), according to new research out this week. A study of 2,000 UK drivers by Volkswagen Financial Services found 35 percent of those questioned said they would be more likely to go electric thanks to the fuel shortage. - Volkswagen Financial Services survey shows the impact of the shortage on buyers' intentions, with more than a third saying they are more likely to go electric when they come to change their car. Similarly, 32 percent of Brits say they are likely to buy a second-hand electric vehicle when the time comes to change their car. Original Source : https://uk.motor1.com/news/545208/fuel-shortages-brits-go-electric/ TESLA BUYERS HAVE THE LONGEST LOAN TERMS - Tesla is not only topping the sale charts, but also lending term charts as well. A study done by online lender Lending Tree showed that Tesla buyers are willing to take on a loan of five and a half years to be able to drive one of the EVs. - To get the data, Lending Tree looked at 29,000 auto loans from October 2018 to October 2021. Loans from 30 auto brands spanning everything from Tesla to Ram to Audi were examined. Tesla came out at number one with its buyers averaging 67.1 months on their loan terms. Ram was right behind at 66.3 months. Original Source : https://jalopnik.com/tesla-buyers-take-out-the-longest-loan-terms-according-1847999682 THE TOP TEN ELECTRIC VEHICLE MYTHS THAT NEED TO BE DEBUNKED - Myth 1: Electric vehicles in {name the country/state} are ‘dirty', producing as many carbon dioxide emissions as a petrol or diesel vehicle - Myth 2: The grid cannot support an increase in electric vehicle charging - Myth 3: EV batteries can't be recycled - Myth 4: EV batteries don't last - Myth 5: EV batteries cost more than the car to replace - Myth 6: EVs are made with polluting minerals mined by children - Myth 7: There are not enough public charge points - Myth 8: BEVs can't tow - Myth 9: EVs catch fire a lot - Myth 10: Over the lifetime of an EV, manufacturing an electric car consumes more energy than internal combustion engine vehicles Original Source : https://thedriven.io/2021/11/03/top-10-urban-myths-about-electric-vehicles-that-deserve-to-die/ HOW GAS STATIONS PLAN TO CASH IN ON ELECTRIC CAR DRIVERS - With the pivot to electric vehicles — driven by government policies, billions of dollars in automaker investments, and a growing appetite to go greener — comes a shift in how drivers fuel them. So gas station and travel center operators are strategizing how to cash in on the opportunities that come with drivers plugging in instead of filling up. - They earn more from the food and necessities available at their convenience stores. - Needing to install EV charging throughout these stops across the country is only one part of the equation. Evaluating shifts in consumer behavior that could change these stores' provisions is another. Depending on the type of charging infrastructure — fast charger versus the slower-charging Level 2 plug — it will likely take more time to charge an EV than it takes to fuel up a gas-powered car. Consumers could end up needing more accommodations, and spend more time and money there. Original Source : https://www.businessinsider.com/how-gas-stations-are-evolving-to-serve-electric-car-drivers-2021-11 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 – hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. And  if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing. Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I'll catch you tomorrow and remember…there's no such thing as a self-charging hybrid. 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1267: Emergency Gas Cans For EVs Become Real | 05 Nov 2021

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 21:41


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 – hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. And  if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing. Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I'll catch you tomorrow and remember…there's no such thing as a self-charging hybrid. 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1267: Bugatti and Rimac Complete EV Merger | 04 Nov 2021

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 22:46


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 – hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. And  if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing. Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I'll catch you tomorrow and remember…there's no such thing as a self-charging hybrid. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/

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1264: Non-Tesla Supercharger Pilot Goes Live In Netherlands | 01 Nov 2021

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 28:13


 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 – hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. And  if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing. Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I'll catch you tomorrow and remember…there's no such thing as a self-charging hybrid. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/

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1263: Question Of The Week Answers + Patreon Thanks | 31 Oct 2021

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Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2021 22:04


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?!

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1261: VW Considers Importing EVs From China To Europe | 30 Oct 2021

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Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 19:06


Show #1261 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 30th 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 PLACES 45 GWH LFP BATTERY ORDER FROM CATL FOR 2022 - Tesla has reportedly placed an order for 45 GWh worth of lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries from Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL), one of its key battery partners. - Considering that the Model 3 SR+ is reportedly fitted with a 55 kWh battery and the Model Y SR is equipped with a 60 kWh pack, the 45 GWh order from CATL could correspond to nearly 800,000 vehicles - LFP batteries are playing a larger role in Tesla's operations. Apart from their use in the company's Standard Range vehicles, the batteries are also being used for the company's energy storage products. These include the Megapack, Tesla's 3 MWh flagship battery storage unit that's specifically designed for grid use. Original Source : https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-orders-lfp-batteries-800k-model-3-model-y-2022/ EV TAX CREDIT INCREASE TO $12,500 MAKES THE CUT IN BUILD BACK BETTER - It sounds like President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats have a deal on the president's multitrillion-dollar social spending bill, now known as the Build Back Better framework. The nearly $2 trillion in spending includes a much-talked-about boost for the electric vehicle tax credit from $7,500 to $12,500. - On Thursday, the White House announced dollar figures and initiatives included in a package that "can pass both houses of Congress," it said. Specifically for the EV tax credits, the long-floated $12,500 for purchasing an electric vehicle is included as part of $555 billion earmarked to combat climate change. According to the White House, eligible EVs will need to be made in the US with union labor to qualify for the full $12,500 credit Original Source : https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/ev-tax-credit-increase-12500-biden-build-back-better/ AMAZON TAPS $2B CLIMATE FUND TO INVEST IN THREE MORE STARTUPS - Amazon has dipped back into its $2 billion climate fund and invested in several startups, including one that is developing fast-charging technology for electric vehicles as part of the e-commerce giant's broader effort to have net-zero carbon operations by 2040. - Resilent Power, an Austin, Texas-based company, announced Wednesday it has closed a $5 million seed round, which Amazon participated in but did not lead. - The startup has developed a solid-state transformer that enables multi-megawatt medium voltage fast charging at one-tenth the installation time. It's also able to handle solar generation, energy storage, vehicle-to-grid and microgrid tasks. Resilient says its system is capable of charging up to 24 vehicles at a time. It can also connect direct current or alternating current sources to a medium voltage line on the grid, which is a handy feature that helps avoid costly upgrades to the distribution grid. Original Source : https://techcrunch.com/2021/10/27/amazon-2b-climate-fund-invest-three-startups/ BMW I4 ELECTRIC CAR ALREADY SOLD OUT BASED ON 2021 ALLOCATION - BMW has reported that it sold out the entire 2021 allocation of its new i4 electric car. The brand did the same with its all-electric iX Sports Activity Vehicle. BMW recently started i4 series production in Munich. According to a report by CarsDirect, the automaker made the EV available for preorder earlier this month, and it sold out quite quickly. The publication notes that deliveries of both the i4 eDrive40 and M50 trims are sold out. - The preorder page for the i4 notes that the first deliveries for both trims are sold out. BMW expects to begin deliveries in June 2022.  Buyers had to pay a $1,500 refundable deposit to pre-order the i4. If they hadn't yet done so, they'll likely have to wait until next summer for a second wave of deliveries to materialize. Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/544005/bmw-i4-sold-out/?utm_source=pocket_mylist VW CONSIDERS IMPORTING THE ID.6 TO EUROPE - VW could sell its seven-seat ID.6. electric SUV, which is produced in China for the local market, in Europe in the future. According to a media report, however, the MEB model will not be built in Europe – but imported from China to Europe for the first time. - According to the portal Business Insider, around 15,000 ID.6s are to be imported to Europe per year. - The ID.6 is the first MEB model developed specifically for the Chinese market. At 4.88 metres in length, the electric SUV sits well above the ID.4. - Despite the transport costs, the margins on the ID.6 are expected to be significantly higher because production and labour costs are much lower in China. In a five-year cycle, up to 80,000 ID.6s are to be sold in Europe. Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2021/10/29/vw-considers-importing-the-id-6-to-europe/ AMAZON REVEALS 20% STAKE IN ELECTRIC-VEHICLE MAKER RIVIAN - Amazon on Friday announced a sizable stake in Rivian Automotive, a start-up developing electric vehicles, including the retail giant's commercial delivery vans. - As of Sept. 30, Amazon held equity investments “including preferred stock of Rivian Automotive, Inc. representing an approximately 20% ownership interest” that had a carrying value of $3.8 billion, up from $2.7 billion on Dec. 31, the company disclosed in an SEC filing. Amazon has invested more than $1.3 billion in Rivian to date, Rivian said in a separate securities filing earlier this month. - Rivian said Amazon has some exclusive rights to Rivian's electric delivery vehicles for at least four years and the right of first refusal after that. Amazon has ordered 100,000 vehicles by 2030. The company plans to have 10,000 new electric delivery vehicles from Rivian on the road as early as next year. Original Source : https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/29/amazon-reveals-20percent-stake-in-electric-vehicle-maker-rivian.html ELECTRIC VEHICLE SERVICE COSTS 30% LOWER THAN GASOLINE VEHICLES - The average cost of repairs and maintenance for electric vehicles for three years of ownership is about 30% lower than vehicles with internal-combustion engines, according to data from research and consulting firm We Predict. - total electric vehicle service costs for 36 months on the road average $514, vs. $749 for internal-combustion vehicles, or about 31% lower. - Included in the We Predict cost calculations are maintenance, unplanned repairs, warranty and recalls, service campaigns, diagnostics, software updates, and warranty costs on factory-installed options, the company said. Other routine costs of ownership, such as gas, or recharging EV batteries, local and state inspections, seasonal tire changes, and insurance are not included. Original Source : https://www.forbes.com/sites/jimhenry/2021/10/28/electric-vehicle-service-costs-30-lower-than-gasoline-vehicles-says-research-firm-we-predict/ PIAGGIO 1 ELECTRIC MOPED REVIEW: THE FUTURE OF URBAN MOBILITY? - Whatever our first impressions, the Piaggio 1 looks like a real game changer for both Europe's biggest bike manufacturer and the entire e-bike market. It's a diminutive electric moped with removable battery that comes in at just over £2k. Yes, that's less of an outlay than many regular e-pedal bikes - Piaggio is betting hard on Gen Z - eco conscious, tech-savvy urbanites who could be looking for that simple, safe and emission-free first bike. A ride with a user interface that's more Tron than Triumph, and that plugs in to charge at home, just like an iPhone. This is mobility as tech, buying a motorbike like buying a new gadget. - Acceleration is even and although the limited power is occasionally frustrating when overtaking buses (WIRED had to abort a few manoeuvres due to lack of power) or off ‘the lights', navigating UK urban speed limits of 20 and 30mph is a breeze, there's only so much throttle available. - The Piaggio 1 is available for £2,500 (£2,011 with UK EV grant) from Piaggio, Scooter and Motoden. The Piaggio 1 Active is £3,000 (£2,411 with UK EV Grant). Original Source : https://www.wired.co.uk/article/piaggio-one-review PRE-PRODUCTION RIVIAN R1T FINISHES FIFTH IN 2500 KILOMETER REBELLE RALLY    Original Source : https://www.torquenews.com/15975/pre-production-rivian-r1t-finishes-fifth-2500-kilometer-rebelle-rally TESLA'S CHINA INSURANCE REGISTRATIONS SURGE IN SEPT., EXCEEDING TOTALS OF TOP 6 LOCAL STARTUPS Original Source : https://autonews.gasgoo.com/m/70019008.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 – hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. And  if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing. Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I'll catch you tomorrow and remember…there's no such thing as a self-charging hybrid. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/

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1260: VW Sold 250,000 EVs In First 9 Months Of 2021 | 29 Oct 2021

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Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 27:35


Show #1260 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 29th 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. VW SOLD 250,000 EVS IN FIRST 9 MONTHS OF 2021 - Despite the ongoing structural shortage of semiconductors throughout the industry, Volkswagen delivered around 3.8 million vehicles to customers worldwide in the first nine months (+3.3% compared with the prior-year period). - The company's electric offensive continues to gain momentum. In the first nine months, a new record for global deliveries of electric vehicles was set with 167,800 BEVs (+169%) and 86,900 PHEVs (+98%). Volkswagen is the market leader for all-electric vehicles in Europe and is meeting its targets in the USA. - In China, too, Volkswagen's electric offensive is on track, with sales of the ID. Family increasing continuously. Just after the launch, more than 6,000 ID. models were already delivered to customers in the second quarter. This figure rose to around 23,000 in the third quarter. The upward trend accelerated further in October to the expected delivery of some 14,000 units. As well as the ID.4, the seven-seater ID.6 has proved popular, with more than 7,000 units already sold since the SUV was laun - As part of its ACCELERATE strategy, the company will be bringing at least one additional all-electric car to market each year. In just a few days, the ID.5 and ID.5 GTX will be celebrating their world premiere. Original Source : https://www.volkswagenag.com/en/news/2021/10/volkswagen-q3-earnings-impacted-by-massive-semiconductor-shortag.html VOLKSWAGEN CEO: WE WILL KEEP UP WITH TESLA BUT NOT WITHOUT CUTS - Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) Chief Executive Herbert Diess on Thursday said he was confident that Europe's largest carmaker could keep up with Tesla (TSLA.O), but added this would require further cost cuts, including headcount reductions at its Wolfsburg site. Original Source : https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/volkswagen-ceo-we-will-keep-up-with-tesla-not-without-cuts-2021-10-28/ CHIP SHORTAGE PUTS THE BRAKES ON VOLKSWAGEN - Volkswagen, which aims to overtake Tesla as the world's largest seller of EVs by the middle of the decade, confirmed its operating profit margin target of 6.0-7.5% for 2021. - Diess said the Tesla site was setting a new benchmark in terms of productivity, speed and lean management. On a different subject Diess said he's currently driving an XPeng P7. Original Source : https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/volkswagen-cuts-deliveries-outlook-chip-054042634.html DIESS GIVES A IONITY A PAT OF APPROVAL - After Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess had a bad experience with Ionity's charging network a few months ago and made his anger known on LinkedIn, Ionity should be happy about Diess' latest post: This time his charging experience at the German network was far improved. - Diess made post about his experience electric car trip that included a stop at an Ionity station in Austria. He summarised: “Great charging experience! Short coffee break with a view of the lake, all columns in operation – after 20 minutes back on the street.” Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2021/10/27/diess-gives-a-ionity-a-pat-of-approval/ EPA LISTS VOLKSWAGEN ID.4 AWD RANGE RATINGS - The Volkswagen ID.4 AWD's range and efficiency numbers were released by the manufacturer a few weeks ago, but today they were listed on the EPA's website. - The car is able to go up to 240-249 miles (386-401 km) on a single charge according to the EPA, which is only a few percent less than the rear-wheel-drive version. - 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 AWD Pro (19") AWD, 82kWh, 249 mi (401 km), 5.7 0-60mph Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/543739/epa-volkswagen-id4-awd-range AUDI RELEASES RANGE UPDATE FOR OLDER E-TRON MODELS - Audi has announced a software update for the Audi e-tron 55 quattro of the 2019 and 2020 model years. This should make up to 20 kilometres more range possible in real driving conditions. However, the vehicles will have to be taken to the workshop to have the update installed. - Audi is at least making the software scopes of this update available to existing vehicles – for a total of 34,000 e-tron 55 quattro built between mid-September 2018 (model year 2019) and the end of November 2019 (model year 2020). In terms of hardware, the 2019 update includes the installation of a new wheel brake in which the residual braking torque is lower – i.e. losses caused by the proximity of the brake callipers to the brake disc. This change will still not be available for existing vehicles. - The 2021 software update also consists of several elements: for example, the usable window of the gross 95 kWh battery is enlarged. The older models mentioned still have the original net energy content of 83.6 kWh. With the update, the battery management now makes 86.5 kWh usable. - Audi offers the software update for the affected model years free of charge. However, it cannot be installed “over the air” Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2021/10/28/audi-releases-range-update-for-older-e-tron-models/ STELLANTIS' NEW EV PLATFORMS HAVE CAPACITY FOR 8 MILLION CARS A YEAR - Stellantis' four new electrified platforms are expected to each underpin the production of 2 million vehicles a year, the automaker's head for Italy said on Wednesday. - Stellantis will invest over 30 billion euros through 2025 on electrifying its vehicle lineup. As part of this plan the group has announced it was setting up four new platforms. - each platform will be able to support (the production of) up to 2 million units every year - Stellantis is targeting for more than 70% of its sales in Europe to come from low-emission vehicles by 2030, and aims to make the total cost of owning an electric vehicle equal to that of a gasoline-powered model by 2026. Original Source : https://finance.yahoo.com/news/stellantis-four-ev-platforms-support-095304135.html XPENG INTRODUCES THE P7 SEDAN IN NORWAY - Xpeng has now also introduced its large electric sedan P7 to the Norwegian market, after the electric SUV G3 has already been delivered there since the end of 2020. - Xpeng P7 is available in Norway in RWD Super Long Range and 4WD High Performance versions at prices starting at 447,820 and 507,820 kroner, respectively, the equivalent of just under 46,000 euros and 52,000 euros. In addition, there is a special limited edition of the P7 with gullwing doors, which costs at least 599,900 kroner (approx. 61,000 euros) in Norway. - . The 70.8 kWh battery available in China will not be offered in Norway, here it is exclusively the 80 kWh version. With rear-wheel drive (under the sales designation RWD Super Long Range), a WLTP range of 530 kilometres should be possible according to the current specifications. - Xpeng offers its vehicles in Norway in 17 sales outlets, for which the Chinese cooperate with local trade partners. In addition, there are 21 service points in Norway. Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2021/10/28/xpeng-introduces-the-p7-sedan-in-norway/ GERMAN CAR OF THE YEAR 2022: HYUNDAI IONIQ 5 WINS IN “NEW ENERGY” CATEGORY - Hyundai Motor's IONIQ 5 has won a 2022 German Car of the Year (GCOTY) award in the "New Energy" category. As a class winner, the automaker's full-electric midsize CUV will automatically take part in the final round of the GCOTY. IONIQ 5 will compete against the winners of the "Compact", "Premium", "Luxury" and "Performance" categories. The overall winner will be announced on November 25, 2021. - IONIQ 5's overall package did not only convince the German Car of the Year jury, where it prevailed against competitors such as the BMW iX and the Mercedes-Benz EQS, in addition, it is also very popular with customers. Original Source : https://www.marketscreener.com/quote/stock/HYUNDAI-MOTOR-COMPANY-6492384/news/German-Car-of-the-Year-2022-Hyundai-IONIQ-5-wins-in-ldquo-New-Energy-rdquo-category-36794721/ FORD Q3 EARNINGS HIGHLIGHTS · Original Source : https://finance.yahoo.com/news/ford-q3-earnings-highlights-revenue-211028686.html ENGINEER WHO MADE FORD F-150 LIGHTNING ELECTRIC TRUCK Original Source : https://time.com/6109417/linda-zhang-interview-cop26 KOREAN BATTERY EQUIPMENT INDUSTRY SECURING SUPPLY CONTRACTS WITH RIVIAN Original Source : https://english.etnews.com/20211028200001?utm_source=pocket_mylist HYUNDAI MOTOR GROUP TO USE CATL'S CELL-TO-PACK TECHNOLOGY Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/543595/hyundai-mobis-battery-catl-ctp/ TESLA OWNERS CAN NOW REMOTELY STREAM LIVE FOOTAGE FROM THEIR CAR'S CAMERAS Original Source : https://www.theverge.com/2021/10/28/22750362/tesla-sentry-mode-live-camera-access-premium-connectivity GM CAN 'ABSOLUTELY' TOP TESLA IN EV SALES BY 2025, SAYS CEO MARY BARRA Original Source : https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/27/gm-can-absolutely-top-tesla-in-ev-sales-by-2025-says-ceo-mary-barra.html 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 – hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. And  if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing. Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I'll catch you tomorrow and remember…there's no such thing as a self-charging hybrid. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/

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1256: Lucid Air Dream Edition Deliveries Appear Underway | 25 Oct 2021

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Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 27:59


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?

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1247: Apple Car Battery Talks Breaking Down Over Batteries | 23 Oct 2021

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Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 19:08


Show #1253 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 23rd 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. APPLE CAR BATTERY TALKS BREAKING DOWN UNDER WEIGHT OF APPLE'S DEMANDS "Two of three potential Apple Car vendors are reportedly having difficulty meeting Apple's production requirements. Specifically, a new report claims that the main stumbling block is manufacturing advanced lithium ion phosphate (LFP) batteries in the United States for Apple, and the effort it would take for exclusivity. Suppliers cited in the report are BYD and CATL. CATL is the world's main battery manufacturer for electric vehicles." reports Apple Insider: "CATL is a Chinese firm, which is said to be complicating matters. It reportedly had difficulty sourcing appropriate staff in the US suitable to assembling a product development team just for Apple. BYD has a plant in the US already, seemingly making it a better choice. However, the company allegedly said to Apple that it would not build a plant just for the Apple Car. The report on Friday morning from Reuters claims that the companies told Apple at some point in the last two months that they were not able to meet Apple's requirements. Since both manufacturers told Apple that they would not be able to meet demands, talks have stalled. Both companies, however, are said to remain open to overtures from Apple." Read more: https://forums.appleinsider.com/discussion/224706/apple-car-battery-talks-breaking-down-under-weight-of-apples-demands FORD NABS $884 MILLION INCENTIVE PACKAGE FOR EV ‘MEGA CAMPUS' "Tennessee lawmakers have approved an $884 million incentive package for the “mega campus” near Memphis where Ford plans to make batteries and electric vehicles, according to the Tennessean. The money — which is coming from Tennessee's current $2.1 billion budget surplus — is the single largest investment in the history of the state. It comes at a time when many major automakers are looking to build new facilities in the US dedicated to EVs, batteries, or other supply chain components necessary for electric vehicles." writes The Verge: "South Korean battery company SK Innovation, which it calls “Blue Oval City.” Ford is also simultaneously spinning up battery factories in Kentucky. Ford will get $500 million in the form of a grant. The rest is being allocated in a few different ways — the result of a special session held this week where state legislators haggled for three days. The state will commit $200 million for road construction around the site and $138.2 million for other infrastructure and demolition work. Another $40 million will go to building a Tennessee College of Applied Technology site near the campus, and $5 million is being offered up for legal services." Read more: https://www.theverge.com/2021/10/22/22740610/tennessee-ford-blue-oval-city-incentive-package-884-million TESLA PLACES ORDER FOR 10 GWH OF LFP BATTERIES WITH BYD "Right now CATL is Tesla's sole supplier of LFP (LiFePO4) battery cells, but BYD seems to be the next on the list. According to Chinese media, Tesla has secured an initial order of 10 GWh worth of LFP battery cells from BYD, to power the Model 3 and Y in their standard range versions. 10 GWh is enough to assemble more than 181,000 battery packs for the Tesla Model 3 with 55 kWh each, or more than 166,000 for the Model Y with 60 kWh each." writes Pedro for PushEVs: "Currently, the LFP battery packs of Tesla made with CATL's battery cells only reach an energy density of 126 Wh/kg, but BYD's Blade battery packs are more energy dense and have already reached 150 Wh/kg. Not only the cobalt-free BYD Blade battery packs have good energy density, performance, safety and longevity, they currently also have the lowest kWh price, estimated at 55 euros (64 USD)." Read more: https://pushevs.com/2021/10/21/byd-has-reportedly-received-10-gwh-of-orders-from-tesla-for-lfp-batteries/ IT'S EASY TO GAME TESLA'S SAFETY SCORE SYSTEM "Tesla owners using the company's Full Self-Driving beta have great responsibility on their hands. The Level 2 driver-assist system, as defined by the SAE Scale of Autonomy, is not actually self-driving and requires a human driver to pay attention at all times -- and Tesla's trying to allow only the most responsible folks into its beta program. Except it's pretty simple for anyone who ponies up $10,000 to earn a perfect Safety Score, the metric Tesla is using to grant access." reports CNET.com: "deleted Reddit post that guide drivers through the steps to earn the coveted perfect Safety Score (which is also used for Tesla Insurance, by the way). One way is to simply not send the driving behavior data to Tesla; another is to restart the process entirely. Tesla drivers have the option to hold down both scroll-wheel buttons on the steering wheel to wipe the car's Media Control Unit. This also wipes the data used for the Safety Score. If the driver does something inappropriate, or even if they make a minor boo-boo while driving, they can erase it before Tesla even calculates the potential ding to a Safety Score." Read more: https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/its-easy-to-game-teslas-safety-score-system-owners-say/ TESLA AUTOPILOT 2.0 OWNERS NEED A CAMERA UPGRADE BEFORE GETTING ‘FULL SELF-DRIVING BETA' "Elon Musk confirmed that owners of Tesla vehicles who bought the Full Self-Driving (FSD) package on cars with Autopilot 2.0 are going to need a camera upgrade before they get access to the “FSD Beta.” Starting with the introduction of its Autopilot 2.0 suite of sensors in 2016, Tesla started selling all of its cars with the promise that they have all the hardware necessary to achieve full self-driving capability with future software updates. This promise has helped Tesla sell vehicles, but it turned out to be inaccurate." says Fred @ Electrek: "Last night, CEO Elon Musk was asked whether or not these owners will get access to FSD Beta, and he confirmed that they will but they will need a “camera upgrade”: “Yeah, although early production cars will need camera upgrades, as well as FSD computer (all included in the price).”" Read more: https://electrek.co/2021/10/22/tesla-autopilot-2-owners-need-camera-upgrade-before-full-self-driving-beta/ *AD BREAK* REPORT: RIVIAN VAN NAMES LEAKED "A VIN decoder appears to have revealed the names of Rivian's planned vans. The filing with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration seems to indicate they will be called 500 Van and 700 Van. Additionally, it appears the 500 will be available with both left-hand and right-hand drive." says The Truth About Cars: "The number refers to cargo capacity. So 500 equals 500 cubic feet, and so on and so forth. The filing also seems to indicate that Rivian will be offering the vans for fleet duty. Available drivetrains seem to include all-wheel drive with single motors at each axle, single-motor front-wheel drive, and dual-motor FWD." Read more: https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2021/10/report-rivian-van-names-leaked/ ELECTRIFIED CARS HIT ALMOST A FIFTH OF EU Q3 VEHICLE SALES "Nearly one in five vehicles sold in the European Union in the third quarter was an electrified model as sales continued to soar while fossil-fuel cars slumped, according to sales data released on Friday by a trade organization.  The European Automobile Manufacturers' Association, or ACEA, which represents major European car, truck, van and bus makers, said that battery electric and plug-in hybrid model sales across the European Union made up just under 19% of all sales." says the Economic Times: "Battery electric vehicle sales jumped nearly 57% to more than 212,000 units, while plug-in hybrid models rose nearly 43% to more than 197,000 units. This is a slower pace of growth than in 2020 when sales almost trebled from a low base. " Read more: https://auto.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/industry/electrified-cars-hit-almost-a-fifth-of-eu-q3-vehicle-sales/87206205 BMW i4 ENTERS SERIES PRODUCTION "The first series-produced BMW i4 has now formally rolled off BMW Group Plant Munich. The automaker's home plant, which is now almost 100 years old, now makes all drive variants on a single assembly line. Needless to say, this is a manufacturing and production milestone, significant in BMW's road to electrification." says Motor1: "Apart from the BMW i4, the Munich plant also produces the combustion-powered and hybrid BMW 3 Series Saloon and Estate, the BMW M3, and the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe. Although 90 percent of the existing systems in the Munich bodyshop can still be used for the new model, additional machines and techniques were used to integrate the assembly of the high-voltage battery. According to the release, the integration warranted an investment of €200 million" Read more: https://uk.motor1.com/news/542898/first-bmw-i4-production-munich/ PHILLY PLANS TO MAKE ITS 5,500 VEHICLE FLEET ALL ELECTRIC AFTER 2030 Read more: https://www.inquirer.com/science/climate/philadelphia-electric-vehicle-plan-climate-change-20211021.html PORSCHE CELEBRATES 1.21 GIGAWATT MILESTONE WITH BACK TO THE FUTURE TRIBUTE Read more: https://www.whichcar.com.au/car-news/porsche-celebrates-1-21-gigawatt-charging-capability?utm_source=pocket_mylist 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 – hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. And  if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing. Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I'll catch you tomorrow and remember…there's no such thing as a self-charging hybrid. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/

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1247: Tesla posts record revenue and profits in third quarter | 21 Oct 2021

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Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 24:08


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 – hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. And  if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing. Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I'll catch you tomorrow and remember…there's no such thing as a self-charging hybrid. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM

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1246: Elon Musk Joins Volkswagen Management Conference | 17 Oct 2021

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Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 21:31


Show #1247 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 17th 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'S MUSK DIALS INTO VOLKSWAGEN EXECUTIVE CONFERENCE "Tesla (TSLA.O) boss Elon Musk has addressed 200 Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) executives via a video call after an invitation from the German carmaker's CEO Herbert Diess, who wants to galvanise VW's top brass for a faster pivot to electric vehicles." reports Reuters: "The comments on Thursday by Musk to a VW managers gathering in Alpbach, Austria, confirmed by Diess via Twitter on Saturday after a report in Handelsblatt daily, included praise of VW for being an "icon" and Tesla's greatest challenger, Handelsblatt said. The paper said that when asked by Diess why Tesla was more nimble than its rivals, Musk said it came down to his management style and that he is an engineer, first of all, and has an eye for supply chains, logistics and production." Diess said on Linkedin: ""Happy to hear that even our strongest competitor thinks that we will succeed (in) the transition if we drive the transformation with full power" Read more: https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/teslas-musk-dials-into-volkswagen-executive-conference-2021-10-16/ ELON MUSK GETS ALMOST $13 BILLION RICHER IN ONE WEEK AS TESLA STOCK HITS 8-MONTH HIGH "The boom times made Musk richer than Jeff Bezos in late September and pushed his net worth past $200 billion for the first time. He's having fun with the competition. After telling Forbes he would send Bezos a silver medal upon his ascent to the top spot, he followed through on that promise on Monday by replying to one of Bezos' tweets with a silver medal emoji." writes Forbes: "Although Musk widened the gap this week, Bezos still got $5.6 billion richer on Friday with Amazon stock rising 3.3%. Since stepping down as CEO of Amazon in July, Bezos has spent more time in the public eye promoting his commercial spaceflight company Blue Origin" https://www.forbes.com/sites/hanktucker/2021/10/16/elon-musk-gets-almost-13-billion-richer-in-one-week-as-tesla-stock-hits-8-month-high/ KIA AND HYUNDAI SALES RISE IN SEPTEMBER "Kia reports global car sales of 223,593 (down 14.1% year-over-year) in September, although the all-electric sales are booming. The company reports 2,654 Kia EV6 sales in South Korea, which is 7.4% of the total volume (35,801). We noted that an additional 90 units were delivered in Europe, which means 2,744 total for the month of September." reports InsideEVs: "An interesting thing is that the Kia's older electric models - the Soul EV and Niro EV - also do pretty well. The manufacturer reports 975 Soul EV and 7,451 Niro EV sold outside South Korea (we don't have number for Kia's home market), which is 8,426 total (up 27% year-over-year). 80% of that falls on Europe. It means that the BEV sales already exceeds 11,000 (or 5% of the total volume) in a single month." As as for their sister company: "Hyundai reports a big 24% decrease of its global car sales (wholesale, on the manufacturer level) in September - to 279,307. Fortunately, the plug-in segment expands. The  ompany's sales of plug-in cars amounted to 16,400 (up 27% year-over-year), which is a record 5.9% share of the total volume." according to InsideEVs: "So far this year, Hyundai reports sales of over 110,000 plug-in car sales (up 35% year-over-year), which represents 3.8% of the total volume. The Hyundai Ioniq 5 continues its expansion at a rate of over 7,000 units a month (the 5-month average), followed by still quite good results for the Hyundai Kona Electric (over 4,100 in September)." Read more: https://insideevs.com/news/541051/kia-ev6-sales-september-2021/ Read more: https://insideevs.com/news/540619/hyundai-plugin-car-sales-september2021 CHINA LAGS IN IMPORTANT ELECTRIC CAR TECHNOLOGY DESPITE RARE EARTHS ADVANTAGE "Chinese electric carmakers are still lagging behind their foreign rivals in permanent magnet (PM) motor innovation despite the fact that China is the world's dominant supplier of the rare earth metals required for making them, a top Chinese British scientist said in an interview." according to the South China Morning Post: "The comments suggest a key weakness in China's industrial development as Beijing pushes to transform advantages in resources, market size and academic research into technological leadership. Zhu, a fellow at the Royal Academy of Engineering in the UK, is known for his work in electrical machines and permanent magnets, which won him the 2021 IEEE Nikola Tesla Award." Read more: https://www.scmp.com/tech/tech-trends/article/3152477/china-lags-important-electric-car-technology-despite-rare-earths EUROPE WILL LEAD ELECTRIC VEHICLE REVOLUTION "Tesla may be an American company, but it looks like the USA as a market will not be leading EVs into the mainstream. At least, that is, according to Prabhakar Patil, who was CEO of LG Chem Power, Inc from 2010 to 2015, as well as spending five years working on Ford's hybrid technologies. The former battery company head has estimated that 50% of cars sold in Europe could be EVs by as soon as 2025, when globally the figure will probably be more like 20%." says Forbes: "Many European countries are setting strict deadlines for the phasing out of sales of new fossil fuel cars and hybrids, such as the UK, as well as enforcing stringent emission standards for key cities. This is providing yet another incentive for residents to go electric. In the USA, in contrast, there is a struggle between the governing bodies of states that want similarly tough deadlines and incumbent economic interests. When Californian Governor Gavin Newsom announced there would be a ban on gasoline-powered cars by 2035, even the Environmental Protection Agency weighed in to say it could be illegal. There has been much discussion of how the magic $100 per kWh price boundary for batteries will enable battery-electric vehicles to become cheaper than internal combustion engine ones. Bloomberg NEF predicted 2027 as the likely year for the changeover." That's an article by James Morris from Whichev. Read more: https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesmorris/2021/10/16/europe-will-lead-electric-vehicle-revolution-not-usa-says-ex-lg-chem-ceo/ TESLA'S MOST BASIC MODEL 3 VARIANT WON'T BE DELIVERED UNTIL AUGUST '22 "Tesla's most basic variant of the affordable Model 3 sedan is sold out nearly a year in advance. The Model 3 Standard Range+ is as basic as you can get with Tesla's vehicles. It is the most affordable car available from Tesla, starting at $41,990. When ordering the sedan with its standard Aero wheels, orders are now advised that the soonest delivery dates are set for August 2022." reports Joey at Teslarati: "Tesla's online Design Studio, the portion of the automaker's website that allows potential owners to design their vehicles, now shows an estimated delivery for the Model 3 Standard Range+ with Aero wheels for August. Other more expensive car variations are available for delivery as soon as November, but the cheapest combination of the vehicle won't be available until Q3 2022." https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-3-standard-range-plus-august-2022-deliveries/ TESLA ROLLS OUT SAFETY SCORE-BASED INSURANCE PRODUCT IN TEXAS "Tesla is now selling insurance to customers in Texas, two years after first launching the offering in its now-former home state of California. But the version in Texas is different. The company says it will evaluate driving behavior in real-time using the “Safety Score” feature that it recently launched to screen drivers who want to join the beta test of the company's “Full Self-Driving” beta software." according to The Verge: "That means drivers might wind up paying less — or more — per month based on how many forward collision warnings they rack up, how hard they brake, how “aggressively” they turn, how much distance they leave to the car in front, and whether they keep their hands on the wheel when using Autopilot. Tesla used some driving behavior metrics to develop premiums in California, but they were not real-time and relied more on statistical evaluations. The offering in Texas represents a big break from how other insurance companies arrive at their quoted premiums. Even ones that rely on data from telematics dongles plugged into a car still consider other factors like age." https://www.theverge.com/2021/10/15/22728411/tesla-insurance-texas-safety-score-premiums-california NOT EVEN A PANDEMIC CAN STOP SOLAR'S EPIC GROWTH "Despite the pandemic, the United States built more utility-scale solar power plants in 2020 than any other year, with Texas leading the way. All those new solar plants added up to 9.6 gigawatts of renewable energy added to the U.S. power grid, bringing the nation's total solar capacity to 48 gigawatts. That's enough to allow further retirements in the nation's coal fleet, which had 223 gigawatts of capacity in 2020." says Grist.org: "Before 2017, California was putting up the lion's share of solar projects. But in recent years Texas has become the leader. In 2020, the state installed enough solar panels to generate 2.5 gigawatts of electricity under full sun, while Florida and California each built 1.6 gigawatts of utility-scale solar. Fewer projects are going up in California because panels are flooding the grid with electricity when the sun is shining." https://grist.org/energy/2020-record-year-for-solar-energy/?utm_source=pocket_mylist BMW BATTERIES POWER COLDPLAY WORLD TOUR "BMW has just found a way to make its recyclable i3 EV batteries do good outside of the automotive industry: BMW batteries are going on tour with Coldplay. The Music Of The Spheres World Tour will be powered by 40 recyclable i3 batteries, which promises to drastically cut down on emissions, and will feature a kinetic dance floor that will recharge said batteries by the fans themselves. That rocks." says CarBuzz: "The 40 batteries going on tour will provide enough power to run live shows, and will be supported by solar installations, hydro-treated vegetable oil generators, power bikes, and coolest of all, a kinetic dance floor, which will turn Coldplay fans' moves into energy." https://carbuzz.com/news/bmw-batteries-power-coldplay-world-tour?utm_source=pocket_mylist MAKE ELECTRIC VEHICLES LIGHTER TO GET MORE BENEFITS https://www.treehugger.com/study-make-electric-vehicles-lighter-for-more-benefits-5205834 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 – hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. And  if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing. Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I'll catch you tomorrow and remember…there's no such thing as a self-charging hybrid. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/

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1240: BMW iX First Drive Reviews | 11 Oct 2021

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Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 24:32


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 – hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. And  if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing. Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I'll catch you tomorrow and remember…there's no such thing as a self-charging hybrid. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM

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1239: New MG ZS EV, MG5 and Marvel R Debuts | 09 Oct 2021

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Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 27:08


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 – hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. And  if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing. Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I'll catch you tomorrow and remember…there's no such thing as a self-charging hybrid. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/

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1232: Fossil Sales Dive As EV's Thrive | 07 Oct 2021

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Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 19:54


Show #1237 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 7th 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. G.M. HOPES ELECTRIC CARS AND NEW BUSINESSES WILL HELP DOUBLE ITS REVENUE "General Motors Co (GM.N) Chief Executive Mary Barra told investors on Wednesday that the automaker plans to double revenue by 2030, expanding profits from combustion vehicles even as it rolls out new electric vehicles and new digitally powered services to catch up with Tesla Inc (TSLA.O)." reported Reuters yesterday: "GM said if it succeeds, annual revenue by 2030 would be about $280 billion, and the automaker would be the leader in U.S. electric vehicle sales. Chief Financial Officer Paul Jacobson said GM expects pre-tax profit margins of 12 to 14%, which could beat current levels. That would imply annual pre-tax profits of as much as $39 billion. Jacobson said GM can fund $9 billion to $10 billion in annual capital spending for electric vehicles and other initiatives while returning money to shareholders." https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/gm-aims-double-revenues-by-2030-it-drives-pass-tesla-2021-10-06/ "General Motors has been spending billions of dollars in the last few years to electrify its cars and trucks, as it tries to catch up to Tesla. Now the company, which has said it aims to stop selling gasoline-powered vehicles by 2035, is beginning to reveal how big it expects this bet will pay off." reports New York Times: "The automaker said on Wednesday that it aims to roughly double its annual revenue by 2030, to about $280 billion. It is counting on new electric trucks and cars for much of the growth while adding new revenue streams from software and services. While it expects modest growth in sales of gasoline-powered vehicles, electric cars are “a tremendous growth opportunity,” [Mary Barra, GM Chief Exec] said. G.M. also hopes to develop ride-hailing services that use autonomous cars, create insurance products and expand its defense contracting work. Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/06/business/gm-revenue-goals.html# "General Motors laid out its forthcoming EV portfolio at its investor event Wednesday, with the full-size electric pickup Chevrolet Silverado as the centerpiece, as the company seeks to gain market share in the increasingly crowded electric truck market." was the take from TechCrunch: "While GM had previously announced the electric Silverado, the company confirmed some additional details, like that it would feature a fixed-glass roof for certain models and that the vehicle would debut at the trade show CES in January 2022. It's joining Ford's F-150 Lightning and Rivian's R1T in the burgeoning electric truck segment — a segment that until now has been conspicuously empty, despite the truck being one of the best-selling vehicle types in America. GM also announced crossovers from its brands Chevy and Buick, in addition to its upcoming GMC Hummer pickup and Cadillac Lyriq crossover. CEO Mary Barra emphasized that the company will offer affordable EVs — “really affordable EVs for people” — as well as other features to lure some would-be Tesla customers." Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2021/10/06/gm-takes-aim-at-teslas-market-share-with-growing-portfolio-of-evs/ GM REVEALS ULTRA CRUISE "General Motors revealed the ace up its sleeve when it comes to driver-assist technologies on Wednesday: Ultra Cruise. The automaker announced the new system as a more capable sibling of today's Super Cruise system. While Super Cruise is rated for hands-free driving on mapped, divided highways in the US and Canada, Ultra Cruise takes it further. In addition to highways, GM said it will handle hands-free driving in 95% of all scenarios. We're talking city streets, subdivision streets and even paved rural roads." writes CNET.com: "Ultra Cruise will cover 2 million miles of roads in the US and Canada, but the automaker has quick plans to add another 1.4 million miles' worth of roads. And when this happens, GM plans for a big strategy shift in which vehicles offer either Super Cruise or Ultra Cruise. Cadillac will be the exclusive brand to provide the Ultra Cruise driving experience, while Super Cruise trickles down to more mainstream offerings from GMC, Buick and Chevrolet. With a combination of cameras, radars and lidar onboard to create the Ultra Cruise system, the technology will support everything from parking in your driveway to object avoidance (that's good), on-demand lane changes and left- and right-hand turns." https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/gm-ultra-cruise-tesla-full-self-driving-beta-rival/ Today, General Motors announced the Wallace Battery Cell Innovation Center, an all-new facility that will significantly expand the company's battery technology operations and accelerate development and commercialization of longer range, more affordable electric vehicle batteries. The Wallace Center will be located on the campus of GM's Global Technical Center in Warren, Michigan. The battery engineering team based at the Wallace Center will experiment with many types of future battery chemistry in addition to lithium-metal, including pure silicon and solid-state, along with different cell form factors. The Wallace Center is expected to build batteries ranging in energy density from 600 to 1200 watt-hours per liter, along with crucial battery cell ingredients like cell active materials. The Wallace Center will be capable of building large-format, prototype lithium-metal battery cells for vehicle usage beyond the small-scale lithium-metal cells typically used in handheld devices or research applications. These cells could be as large as 1,000 mm, nearly twice the size of the initial Ultium pouch cells and will be based on GM's proprietary formula. GMC HUMMER EV IS BUILT TO WOW "The giant, 200.0-kWh battery is a stressed member of the chassis, which is a sort of hybrid between body-on-frame and unibody; there is a frame and a body, but they aren't isolated in the usual body-on-frame manner. Half-shafts are massive ball-spline units, necessary when an independent suspension with more than nine inches of travel is paired with three motors with the combined twist of 1200 pound-feet of torque. With two motors acting on the rear axle, no differential is necessary, but programming can virtually lock the axle so the motors turn each side at the same speed. Up front there is a locking diff for the third motor." writes Car And Driver: "Our on-road drive was limited, but we found a truck that went down the road with the purpose and confidence born of its mass and power. Not many corrections are required to keep it in a highway lane, and not a lot of feedback comes through the steering wheel when you have to turn. But we weren't expecting much in terms of communication from the 305/70R-18 mud-terrain Goodyears. The ride, however, is downright sublime. Adaptive dampers and air springs bridle the mass with authoritative control." Delivery this year. 350 miles for $112,000. Read more: https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/a37844849/2022-gmc-hummer-ev-prototype-drive/ VOLVO'S NOW ONE QUARTER ELECTRIC SALES "The plug-in Recharge subbrand share out of the total Volvo sales volume was 26.9% (a new high this year), which is over 12,750 (mostly in Europe). That includes about 1,700 sold in the U.S." reports InsideEVs: "About every fourth Volvo sold year-to-date was a plug-in (over 132,000 YTD). The lineup consists of several plug-in hybrids and one all-electric model - Volvo XC40 Recharge, which soon will be joined by the Volvo C40 Recharge. By 2025, Volvo intends to increase the share of BEVs in its global sales volume to 50%, and 100% by 2030." Read more: https://insideevs.com/news/538414/volvo-recharge-sales-september2021/ UK CAR MARKET DIVES - EV'S THRIVE "The UK auto market saw plugin electric vehicles take 21.65% share in September, up over 2x year-on-year. Full battery electrics outperformed, alone taking 15.2% share and a record 32,721 unit volume. Old-school diesel sales fell off a cliff, dropping to under 5% market share in an overall auto market down ~45% in volume from seasonal norms at just over 215,000 units. With an end of quarter push, the Tesla Model 3 was the UK's overall best seller in September." reports Cleantechnica: "Old school combustion powertrains (those without any regen/electric-assist) fell below 50% of the market (48.75%) for the first time since the steam age. Unassisted diesels fell to their lowest point in the modern era, at just 4.95% share, from 14.33% year-on-year, with volume at a pitiful 10,658 units.  Tesla Model 3, boosted by Tesla's usual end-of-quarter peak, was the UK's overall best selling vehicle in September, with 6879 registrations." https://cleantechnica.com/2021/10/05/uk-plugin-ev-share-above-20-in-september-tesla-model-3-overall-bestseller/ 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 – hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. And  if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing. Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I'll catch you tomorrow and remember…there's no such thing as a self-charging hybrid. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/

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1232: EV Batteries Continue Their Price Decline | 06 Oct 2021

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Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 19:27


Show #1236 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 6th 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 JOHN E AVENSON SUPPLY SHORTAGES GOOD FOR EVS? "Passenger car manufacturers, being offered just a proportion of the critical semiconductors used in their highly modern vehicles – mainly originating from Asia – are having to ration these and are choosing to fit them to their most profitable models." writes Matthias Schmidt: "With tough fleet average EU CO2 emissions targets on the table, car manufacturers are having to balance their 'carbon books' and are increasing PEV sales mixes, with Germany and France both recording new penetration highs in August in order to compensate for those overweight luxobarges, that are as quick to turn heads as they are profits. Volkswagen's multi-brand MEB dedicated fully-electric production line in Zwickau, where CUPRA's Born was the latest model to join the line last month, and the daily production rate trend – presented in an investor relations presentation earlier in September – shows BEVs were not impacted by the chip shortage. This is causing a rising sales mix for their premium-end models and consequently is reflected in the profit margins." On the actual volumes, Matthias reports: "BEVs are now expected to soak up 10.2% (1.132M units) of the total market while with PHEVs added to the equation – a route mostly exploited by premium OEMs – soaking up 9.8% of the total market (1.088M), the report now expects every fifth new passenger car this year to be a plug-in, translating to 2.22 million new vehicles" Read more: https://www.schmidtmatthias.de/post/semiconductor-crisis-accelerates-the-ev-transition GM AIMS TO PROFIT FROM SOFTWARE AS IT BROADENS ITS EV LINEUP "GM plans to position itself as a technology platform company that is as focused on software as it is on making electric vehicles when it meets with investors next week, including revealing a scheduled rollout for at least 20 EVs in the United States over the next several years." reports Autoblog: "GM executives will provide a more detailed look at the company's plans to spend $35 billion through 2025 on EVs and autonomous vehicles, and will give revenue and profit margin growth targets for the five-year period after that, according to people familiar with the plans, who asked not to be identified. GM will reveal greater detail around its planned EV product launches beyond the upcoming GMC Hummer pickup, EV600 delivery van and Cadillac Lyriq crossover. That includes plans for electric versions of GM's Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra full-size pickups in late 2022 and late 2023, respectively, according to the sources as well as an industry forecast provided by AutoForecast Solutions (AFS)." Reuters also said: "When it comes to software, GM will discuss what its offerings allow it to do financially and how that will make the Detroit company's business less cyclical than auto companies have been historically, the sources said. Last week, GM introduced the branding for its software platform, Ultifi - coming in 2023 - and discussed building an App store-like approach to making the platform open for developers. Software-oriented products and services are key to GM and other automakers sustaining profit margins during the transition to connected and electric vehicles, but that will compel companies to build skills and workforces they have lacked in the past. Read more: https://www.autoblog.com/2021/10/03/gm-software-platform-ev/ PORSCHE 718 EV REPLACEMENT WILL HAVE A MIDSHIP DESIGN "Even though for electric vehicles manufacturers have more freedom in regard to where they can put the motor (because it is smaller and lighter than an ICE lump), Porsche apparently wants to stick with a midship design for its upcoming 718 EV replacement. So even though the sports car will be electric, Porsche want the motor to be roughly in the same place where the engine sits in the current Cayman and Boxster models." says InsideEVs: "The goal is to have as much of the vehicle's mass concentrated as close to its center as possible, in order to preserve its handling and agility. They want to make it feel as close to the current model as possible and Autocar points out that the platform that underpins it may also be used in future Audi or Lamborghini sports cars. With the recent Mission R concept shown at IAA 2021, Porsche apparently used a 718 Cayman platform as the base. They then electrified it and gave it the racy, futuristic body that really drew a lot of looks at its debut." CEO Oliver Blume: "When we electrify a model, we won't do a carry-over of the combustion engine [platform] because there are too many compromises. When we are looking to future sports cars, we would develop its own platform but connected with some modules coming from other cars. But the platform will be unique." Read more: https://insideevs.com/news/538370/porsche-ev-sportscar-mid-engined/ WITRICITY DEBUTS ON GENESIS GV60  WiTricity, the pioneer in wireless charging, today announced that its patented technology is seeing its first availability as factory-installed equipment in a fully electric vehicle (BEV). Hyundai unveiled the Genesis GV60 in a series of videos and announcements featuring wireless charging. In the future, in addition to simplicity and reliability, wireless charging also has the potential to provide Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) power and dynamic charging to power vehicles in motion. And it will be indispensable for autonomous vehicles, providing the ability to refuel without human intervention. Read more: https://witricity.com/ ELECTRIC VEHICLE BATTERY PACK COSTS IN 2021 ARE 87% LOWER THAN IN 2008 Research by the Department of Energy's (DOE) Vehicle Technologies Office estimates the cost of an electric vehicle lithium-ion battery pack declined 87% between 2008 and 2021 (using 2021 constant dollars). The 2021 estimate is $157/kWh on a usable-energy basis (the equivalent of $143/kWh on a rated-energy basis) for production at scale, i.e.,100,000 units per year. That compares to $1,237/kWh on a usable-energy basis in 2008. The decline in cost is a combination of improvements in battery technologies and chemistries, and an increase in manufacturing volume.  Read more: https://www.energy.gov/eere/vehicles/articles/fotw-1206-oct-4-2021-doe-estimates-electric-vehicle-battery-pack-costs-2021 TESLA CHIP SHORTAGE: NOT A PROBLEM THIS Q3, Engineering Team Found a Way Says Elon Musk "Tesla has also experienced the chip shortage issue but was not a problem for the clean energy company as the engineering team has found a way around it, which focused on its manufacturing." reports Tech Times: "According to Morgan Stanley's investor notes (as analyzed by Adam Jonas), the clean energy company had no problems concerning chip shortages because it sourced it in-house. That being said, Tesla has focused on its microcontrollers which it can produce, something that they have assembled and combined for its vehicles. With these, the company need not source the chips from an external source, and this was something that the vehicle manufacturer has focused on for a long time now." Read more: https://www.techtimes.com/articles/266198/20211004/tesla-chip-shortage-problem-q3-engineering-team-found-way-elon.htm PEOPLE ARE NOT BETTING AGAINST TESLA (TSLA) ANYMORE "Tesla (TSLA) was once the most shorted stock in the NASDAQ as people were heavily betting against the electric automaker, but now it looks like most of them have given up as the short interest on Tesla hits an all-time low." reports Electrek: "Over the years, Tesla has been the target of some high-profile short-sellers like Jim Chanos, who made his name on shorting Enron, and David Einhorn, who made his name shorting Lehman Brothers before its 2008 collapse. They have lost millions on their bets against Tesla, but until recently, they seemed to be holding on. Now it appears to have changed, as the short interest on Tesla's stock has crumbled to an all-time low. It's a massive change since up to 20% of Tesla's entire float was shorted at some point last year – when it was the most shorted stock on the market – but the short percentage steadily fell over the last 12 months." Bloomberg reports: “The percentage of stock borrowed by traders, a standard measure of short interest, has slumped to 1.1% of Tesla's shares available for trading, according to IHS Markit Ltd. as of last Thursday. That's the lowest since 2010, when the carmaker went public.” Read more: https://electrek.co/2021/10/04/people-are-not-betting-against-tesla-tsla-anymore-short-interest-all-time-low/ TESLA ORDERED TO PAY $137 MILLION TO BLACK WORKER OVER RACIST ABUSE "Tesla, the electric car company founded by billionaire Elon Musk, has been ordered by a court to pay a black former employee $137 million in damages over racist abuse by colleagues." writes the Daily Telegraph "In a legal claim against Tesla he said: "Tesla's progressive image was a facade papering over its regressive, demeaning treatment of African-American employees." Mr Diaz alleged that despite his complaints to supervisors Tesla took no action over the regular racist abuse. A jury in San Francisco awarded $130 million in punitive damages and $6.9 million for emotional distress." Tesla posted a blog, here is an excerpt: "The Tesla of 2015 and 2016 (when Mr. Diaz worked in the Fremont factory) is not the same as the Tesla of today. Since then, Tesla has added an Employee Relations team, dedicated to investigating employee complaints. Tesla has added a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion team dedicated to ensuring that employees have the equal opportunity to excel at Tesla. And Tesla now has a comprehensive Employee Handbook (replacing the Anti-Handbook Handbook) where all of our HR policies, employee protections, and ways to report issues are published in one easy-to-find online document. We acknowledge that we still have work to do to ensure that every employee feels that they can bring their whole self to work at Tesla. And as I posted in July, we will continue to remind everyone who enters the Tesla workplace that any discriminatory slurs – no matter the intent or who is using them – will not be tolerated. Thank You For All You Do For Tesla Valerie VP, People" https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2021/10/05/tesla-ordered-pay-137-million-black-worker-racism-case/ 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 – hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. And  if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing. Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I'll catch you tomorrow and remember…there's no such thing as a self-charging hybrid. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/

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1231: VW Workers Push For Faster EV Rollout | 04 Oct 2021

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Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 21:32


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 – hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. And  if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing. Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I'll catch you tomorrow and remember…there's no such thing as a self-charging hybrid. 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1230: Norway's EVs Break Through The 90% Barrier | 02 Oct 2021

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Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2021 24:29


Show #1231 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 2nd 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 ADAM BREWTON NORWAY'S EVS BREAK THROUGH THE 90% BARRIER "Norway's plugin electric vehicle market share in September broke new ground, hitting 91.5% with full electrics alone taking 77.5% share. Diesels lost more than half their share year-on-year, falling to just 2.3%, with petrol and plugless hybrids not faring much better. Overall auto market volume was 17992 units, slightly above seasonal norms. The Tesla Model Y and Tesla Model 3 took the top two spots." writes Dr Max Holland for CleanTechnica: "September's combined plugin result of 91.5% consisted mainly of full battery electrics (BEVs) at a new record share of 77.5%, with plugin hybrids taking a modest 13.9%. Last year, September saw 61.5% BEVs and 20.1% PHEVs." 13,946 BEVs for September. Read more: https://cleantechnica.com/2021/10/02/norways-evs-break-through-the-90-barrier-tesla-takes-top-two-trophies LORDSTOWN SELLING FACTORY TO FOXCONN "Electric truck startup Lordstown Motors was once viewed as a promising startup with its rugged electric pickup trucks targeting the commercial market. The company launched its U.S. IPO last October in a high profile merger with blank-check company Diamond Peak Holdings. Lordstown's shares trade on the Nasdaq." reports Futurecar: "Lordstown Motors claimed that it had more than 100,000 preorders for the Endurance pickup worth a total of $1.4 billion, which wasn't true. With a falling stock price, the fallout led to the sudden resignation of Burns along with Chief Financial Officer Julio Rodriguez in June, leaving the company's future uncertain.  Lordstown is reportedly in talks to sell its Ohio EV factory that it acquired from General Motors to Taiwan contract manufacturer Foxconn. Foxconn's Chairman, Young Liu, confirmed to news outlet Nikkei Asia in August that the company plans to build an EV factory in the U.S. and another in Thailand." Read more: https://www.futurecar.com/4898/Lordstown-Motors-in-Talks-to-Sell-its-Ohio-EV-Factory-to-Foxconn WHEN LAMBORGHINI'S ELECTRIC GRAND TOURER WILL ARRIVE "By the end of 2024, Lamborghini will electrify its entire lineup. Lamborghini's first-ever dedicated EV will then arrive in the second half of the decade. Lamborghini has previewed its first EV in a shadowy teaser image on a slide showing its future product roadmap, but details are being kept under wraps." according to CarBuzz: "a new report by Automotive News suggests Lamborghini's first EV will take the form of an electric grand tourer with a practical 2+2 seating layout so the whole family can come along for the ride. Details are still scarce, but the electric grand tourer is reportedly being developed in collaboration with Audi and Porsche and be underpinned by Volkswagen Group's new Scalable Systems Platform entering production in 2024. According to the report, Lamborghini's first fully electric car will launch between 2025 and 2027. Lamborghini could utilize Rimac's battery technology since Porsche owns a 45 percent stake in the recently formed Bugatti Rimac." Read more: https://carbuzz.com/news/this-is-when-lamborghinis-electric-grand-tourer-will-arrive TESLA-POWERED PORSCHE IS THE BEST ELECTRIC CAR JAY LENO HAS EVER DRIVEN " One company that specializes in converting European classic sports cars into modern EVs is called Zelectric. The California-based company has electrified everything from a Volkswagen Beetle to a Microbus, but is perhaps best known for its Tesla-powered Porsche 912. Jay Leno took one for a spin in the latest episode of Jay Leno's Garage, and to say he was impressed with the electric conversion is an understatement." say CarBuzz: "Fortunately, the electric motor and battery haven't ruined the original car's agile handling. Weighing just 2,505 pounds, the electric Porsche 912 is only 130 pounds heavier than the stock version. In fact, it's even more enjoyable to drive since it has better weight distribution and upgraded suspension. For the electric conversion, Zelectric has added a 32-kWh battery and an electric motor from a Tesla Model S rated at 536 hp. On a full charge, the Tesla-powered Porsche will last around 120-145 miles depending on how conservatively you drive." Read more: https://carbuzz.com/news/this-tesla-powered-porsche-is-the-best-electric-car-jay-leno-has-ever-driven TESLA DELAYING WIDER RELEASE OF FSD BETA Elon Musk tweeted: "Wow, lot of interest in FSD beta! Plan is to roll out version 10.2 midnight Friday, then on-ramp ~1000 owners/day, prioritized by safety rating. Apologies, 10.2 release will be a week from Friday" "Tesla will hold off on rolling out a beta version of its so-called “Full Self-Driving” system to more customers by a week to align with a delayed software update, Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said. The carmaker will expand access to what it refers to as “FSD beta” when it releases version 10.2 of the software, Musk wrote Friday on Twitter. He announced earlier in the week that this will take place on October 8." writes driving.ca: "A week ago, Tesla released a button to customers allowing them to request to participate in the beta-testing program. They must agree to let the company assess their driving behavior for seven days and acknowledge they're responsible for remaining alert and keeping their hands on the wheel." https://driving.ca/auto-news/technology-news/tesla-delaying-wider-release-of-fsd-beta-by-one-week-musk-says NEW ENERGY DENSITY RECORD FOR A LFP BATTERY "According to the some recent MIIT (Ministry of Industry and Information Technology) documents, a pure electric dump truck from the XCMG Group now holds the record for having the most energy dense LFP (LiFePO4) battery." write PushEVs: "The XCMG Group is the leading Chinese construction machinery manufacturer and one of the world's largest. an energy density of 176,1 Wh/kg is impressive for a LFP battery pack. In the coming months we might see this kind of energy density also in LFP batteries for electric passenger cars." Read more: https://pushevs.com/2021/09/30/new-energy-density-record-for-a-lfp-battery/ EARTH RIDES IS A RIDE-HAILING APP DEDICATED TO EVS "The Nashville fleet is almost entirely comprised of Tesla vehicles, including several Model X SUVs and some Model S sedans that were purchased used (there's an early S that's accrued over 250,000 miles requiring little other than tires, and it's extra valuable because of the free supercharging). Most of the Model 3s and Ys in the Earth Rides fleet were purchased new. Ys are purchased with the optional third-row seat to accommodate larger ride parties." reports Motor Trend: "The fleet also includes Audi E-Tron, Ford Mustang Mach-E, and Polestar 2 models, and other higher-end models will join the fleet (but probably no Nissan Leafs or Chevy Bolts). The local charging infrastructure affects purchases—Nashville is well served by Tesla Superchargers; Austin is less so. Hence there are more non-Teslas in the Texas fleet. In addition to driver training, new employees are schooled to be conversant in the technology of the cars they're driving, so they can answer all the frequently asked questions riders might have. And Earth Rides has worked out some sweetheart lease deals with Polestar to both expose the public to the nascent brand and to accumulate mileage more quickly than retail customers would and thereby provide fast-tracked used-vehicle stocK" Read more: https://www.motortrend.com/news/earth-rideshare-app-evs/ AUSTIN TEXAS ORDERS 26 PROTERRA E-BUSES Proterra has announced that Capital Metro in Austin, Texas is purchasing 26 40-foot Proterra ZX5 Max electric transit buses, with an option for another 126 of these buses plus chargers over the next 5 years. The first 26 electric buses should be delivered in 2022." says electrive: "In the announcement about the new electric bus purchase, it is said that Capital Metro aims to transition its entire fleet of more than 400 transit vehicles with zero-emission vehicles. According to its website, the Austin public transport provider currently has a fleet of 368 MetroBuses, which are presumably fossil-fuelled, since they list their 12 electric buses separately. " Read more: https://www.electrive.com/2021/09/29/austin-texas-orders-26-proterra-e-buses/ CHARIN WELCOMES WiTRICITY "WiTricity announced today that it has joined the Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN) as a core member. WiTricity is the pioneer in wireless charging technologies for electric vehicles (EVs), and has long been committed to the development of common standards and interoperability of EV wireless charging and will continue those efforts as a CharIN member. CharIN is a leading global association with over 200 members dedicated to promoting e-mobility charging interoperability based on the Combined Charging System (CCS) as the global standard for charging vehicles of all kinds. Cross-industry stakeholders like automakers, charging station manufacturers, component suppliers, energy providers, grid operators and more are CharIN members whose goal, through making e-mobility charging solutions interoperable, is to make the EV user experience reliable, easy, and smooth to accelerate adoption. Read more: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210930005272/en/WiTricity-Joins-the-Charging-Interface-Initiative-CharIN-as-a-Core-Member EURO CAR MAKERS SEEK TO MITIGATE RELIANCE ON CHINA "European automakers are in discussions with Australian rare earths explorer Arafura Resources Ltd. about sourcing elements that help power electric cars from outside China, which dominates global supply." reports Autoblog: "The miner is developing the A$1 billion ($728 million) Nolans project in Australia's Northern Territory that will cover as much as 10% of global demand for the type of rare earths used in permanent magnets for electric motors. Crucially, Arafura plans to process ores close to its site, ensuring direct oversight of the treatment of toxic waste products at the project it bought in 2001. China, which controls two-thirds of mining and 85% of refining of rare earths, according to BloombergNEF, is expected to put much of its production to use domestically in future." https://www.autoblog.com/2021/09/26/rare-earth-metal-alternatives/ WORLD RX ANNOUNCES 14-CAR GRID FOR FIRST FULLY ELECTRIC SEASON https://www.motorsport.com/world-rx/news/world-rallycross-14-electric-cars-2022/6678742/ 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 – hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. And  if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing. Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I'll catch you tomorrow and remember…there's no such thing as a self-charging hybrid. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/