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Good morning, good afternoon, and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily, your trusted source of EV information. It’s Wednesday 24th May it’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Welcome to a new Patreon Producer - Alan Macias. BMW I5: NEW ELECTRIC 5 SERIES TO BE REVEALED TOMORROW - Original Source: https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/bmw-i5-new-electric-5-series-be-revealed-tomorrow FORD'S JIM FARLEY LIKENS FUTURE ELECTRIC THREE-ROW SUV TO 'PERSONAL BULLET TRAIN' - Original Source: https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a43976438/ford-teases-electric-three-row-suv/ JAGUAR LAND ROVER-OWNER TO PICK UK OVER SPAIN FOR GIANT CAR BATTERY PLANT - Original Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-65698529 TESLA WILL ‘STRONGLY CONSIDER’ BUILDING GIGAFACTORY IN ENGLAND, SAYS ELON MUSK - Original Source: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2023/05/23/elon-musk-says-tesla-strongly-consider-gigafactory-england/ BYD MULLS NEV PLANT IN EUROPE - Original Source: https://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202305/24/WS646d5577a310b6054fad4bc4.html ITALIAN COMPANY THAT BUILDS EV CHARGING STATIONS CHOOSES NORTH CAROLINA FOR U.S. HQ - Original Source: https://myfox8.com/news/north-carolina/italian-company-that-builds-ev-charging-stations-chooses-charlotte-for-u-s-hq/ SKODA LAUNCHES ENYAQ L&K WITH 210 KW - Original Source: https://www.electrive.com/2023/05/23/skoda-launches-enyaq-lk-with-210-kw/ SAIC EXPECTS ITS 1ST MODEL WITH SOLID-STATE BATTERY TO ROLL OFF LINE IN 2025 - Original Source: https://cnevpost.com/2023/05/23/saic-model-solid-state-battery-off-line-2025/ GMC HUMMER EV BATTERY TEARDOWN PROVES OUR FEARS - Original Source: https://www.roadandtrack.com/news/a43978114/gmc-hummer-ev-battery-teardown-proves-our-fears/ US STUDY SHOWS EV BATTERIES SHOULD LAST AN EV’S LIFETIME - Original Source: https://www.solarquotes.com.au/blog/ev-batteries-lifetime/ FRANCE PASSES 100,000 ELECTRIC CAR CHARGING STATIONS - Original Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/chrisobrien/2023/05/23/france-passes-100000-electric-car-charging-stations/ 2024 BMW I4 FAMILY ADDS 396-HP, AWD XDRIVE40 STARTING AT $62,595 - Original Source: https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a43966218/2024-bmw-i4-xdrive40-750e-i7-edrive50-pricing/ ELECTRIC CATERHAM SEVEN: 700KG, 322BHP EV COMING TO GOODWOOD - Original Source: https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/electric-caterham-seven-700kg-322bhp-ev-coming-goodwood TESLA EXPANDS MASSIVE VIRTUAL POWER PLANT TO 3,000 MORE HOMES IN AUSTRALIA - Original Source: https://electrek.co/2023/05/23/tesla-expands-massive-virtual-power-plant-homes/ WHY CAR PARKS ARE THE HOTTEST SPACE IN SOLAR POWER - Original Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-65626371 OCTOPUS ENERGY’S ELECTROVERSE LAUNCHES BUSINESS EV CHARGING - Original Source: https://energydigital.com/smart-energy/octopus-energys-electroverse-launches-business-ev-charging AMPLE UNVEILS NEXT-GEN BATTERY SWAP STATIONS - Original Source: https://www.electrive.com/2023/05/23/ample-unveils-next-gen-battery-swap-stations/ HELSINKI AIRPORT OPENS PARKING HALL WITH 350 ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS - Original Source: https://www.passengerterminaltoday.com/news/parking/helsinki-airport-opens-parking-hall-with-350-electric-vehicle-charging-stations.html
It’s EV News Briefly for Wednesday 24th May. I’ll be back as usual at 5pm UK time, that’s Midday Eastern, for the full podcast. Patreon supporters get the episodes as soon as they’re ready AND ad free. You can be like them by clicking here. BMW i5, the next-generation 5 Series electric variant, is set for its 2023 reveal after being tested extensively in Northern Sweden. BMW plans for the i5 to be instrumental in their electric transition and expects 15% of total sales to come from EVs this year. Ford is developing an electric three-row SUV likened to a 'personal bullet train', with a projected release in 2025. The Explorer-sized EV, which could boost the company's sales, promises an impressive 350-mile range. Tata Motors, the owner of Jaguar Land Rover, is reportedly choosing the UK over Spain to build a large electric car battery plant. The plant, which could create up to 9,000 jobs, signifies a significant investment in the UK's automotive sector. Tesla is strongly considering building its next gigafactory in England, potentially bringing a large number of jobs to the region. This may spark competition between countries eager to secure this investment. BYD, China's largest new energy vehicle maker, contemplates building a passenger vehicle manufacturing plant in Europe. The automaker, also looking to expand into Southeast Asia, has been successful in Thailand with its bestselling electric vehicle, the Atto 3. Italian EV charger company alpitronic Americas LLC plans to open its U.S. headquarters in North Carolina, contributing to the state's growing EV industry. The company anticipates creating 300 jobs by 2027 and investing more than $18.3 million in the region. Skoda has unveiled the Enyaq L&K, a final addition to its electric SUV series, with an impressive system output of 210 kW. The model also includes an array of new software and design features, promising enhanced technical performance. SAIC Group is working on solid-state battery cells, with the first production model expected in 2025. Partnering with startup QingTao Energy Development, SAIC aims for the safe large-scale application of these batteries. A Munro Live video revealed concerns about the GMC Hummer EV battery's efficiency. The cost-intensive manufacturing process, including the battery cradle's assembly from 139 steel components and 3500 welds, could make it less competitive. A US study by Recurrent suggests that EV batteries should last as long as the vehicle itself. It also found that battery replacement under warranty could be beneficial for owners, potentially contradicting concerns about battery lifespan. France achieved its goal of 100,000 public EV charging stations, setting a new target of 400,000 by 2030. The country's push for EV infrastructure has sparked significant investment in local startups focusing on charging solutions. BMW's 2024 lineup will feature the i4 xDrive40, an AWD model with an additional electric motor, promising quicker acceleration and 307 miles per charge. BMW's 7-series will also see new additions, including the i7 eDrive50 and a hybrid variant, the 750e. Caterham plans to showcase two electric prototypes of its Seven sports car at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The company aims to be prepared for future legislation changes or parts availability issues that may necessitate an electric vehicle launch. Tesla is extending its virtual power plant in South Australia to an additional 3,000 homes to aid low-income households. The solar arrays and Powerwalls supplied by Tesla are part of the company's larger plan to provide affordable residential electricity and grid services. Solar car parks are gaining popularity as businesses aim to generate renewable energy on-site. The combination of energy production, car shade and shelter, as demonstrated in the UK, has potential for a massive increase in the deployment of solar car parks. Octopus Energy's Electroverse has launched a product aimed at businesses, seeking to revolutionize the public EV charging experience. The platform includes a comprehensive dashboard with charging history and data access. Electroverse provides access to over 430,000 public charge points across 470 global brands. Ample, a US-based startup, has unveiled its second-generation battery-swap station designs. The stations can swap a battery in just five minutes and can be set up in three days. The modular design caters to vehicles ranging from small cars to large trucks. Notably, Ample’s technology is intended to work across manufacturers. Helsinki Airport in Finland has opened a new parking hall equipped with nearly 350 charging stations for electric vehicles. The charging points are strategically located in the parking halls and are dedicated solely to charging vehicles.
Ford announces new EV SUV, minerals deals at capital markets day https://www.cnbc.com/2023/05/22/ford-ev-minerals-deals-capital-markets-day.html Ford signs battery material supply deals to charge up EV output https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/ford-announce-new-battery-material-deals-investor-event-2023-05-22/ GM to offer an all-electric Cadillac Escalade to be called Escalade IQ https://eu.freep.com/story/money/cars/general-motors/2023/05/22/gm-all-electric-cadillac-escalade-iq/70236747007/ Texas Imposes New Tax on Electric Vehicles https://www.kiplinger.com/taxes/texas-electric-vehicle-tax-registration-fee Tesla ships more vehicles from China to North America https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-ships-more-vehicles-from-china-to-north-america/ Abandoned Tesla Roadster Trio reaches $750k with just four bidding days left https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-roadster-abandoned-bids-750k/ Tesla Heavily Discounts New Inventory, Model 3 Leases Now Start At Just $384 A Month https://insideevs.com/news/668291/tesla-discounts-new-inventory/ US Gov’ launches initiatives to enhance charger reliability and UX https://www.electrive.com/2023/05/22/us-gov-launches-initiatives-to-enhance-ev-charging-reliability-and-ux/ Panasonic to quadruple its battery production https://www.electrive.com/2023/05/22/panasonic-to-quadruple-its-battery-production/ Jeep targets UK growth as boss admits firm "screwed up twice" https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/jeep-targets-uk-growth-boss-admits-firm-screwed-twice China surpasses Japan as world's top auto exporter https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Automobiles/China-surpasses-Japan-as-world-s-top-auto-exporter Lucid brings two more Air variants to Europe https://www.electrive.com/2023/05/23/lucid-brings-two-more-air-variants-to-europe/ Rolls-Royce CEO: Order A Spectre Now, Take Delivery In 2025 https://insideevs.com/news/668285/rolls-royce-spectre-2025-delivery-ceo-interview-exclusive/ Gotion unveils its Astroinno L600 LMFP battery https://pushevs.com/2023/05/20/gotion-unveils-its-astroinno-l600-lmfp-battery/ PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE 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 OCTOPUS ELECTRIC UNIVERSE - GLOBAL PUBLIC CHARGING MADE SIMPLE WITH ONE APP AND ONE MAP. LEASEPLAN ELECTRIC MOMENTS - PROVIDING ALL THE TOOLS AND GUIDANCE EV DRIVERS NEED
It’s EV News Briefly for Tuesday 23rd May. I’ll be back as usual at 5pm UK time, that’s Midday Eastern, for the full podcast. Patreon supporters get the episodes as soon as they’re ready AND ad free. You can be like them by clicking here. Ford unveils a second-generation of EVs, including a full-size pickup and three-row SUV EV, and plans to produce 2 million EVs annually by 2026. It also announces mineral deals with several companies to secure the supply of lithium products supporting the EVs production. General Motors is set to launch an all-electric Cadillac Escalade called the Escalade iQ, with specifications and production details yet to be confirmed. This addition to Cadillac's EV lineup is expected to play a significant role in GM's long-term strategy. Texas imposes a new tax on electric vehicles, requiring owners to pay $400 registration and $200 renewal fees, in a bid to generate revenue for the state's highway expenses. The new tax is expected to add about $350 to the cost of owning an EV for Texans. Tesla is shipping more vehicles from its Shanghai plant to the North American market, likely driven by tax credit rules and the incentives offered through Canada's iZEV program. This strategy signifies Tesla's potential to expand its shipping operations to Canada. Three abandoned Tesla Roadsters from 2008, stored in sealed sea containers, have reached a bid of $750,000 in an ongoing auction. Despite having no knowledge of their exact condition, the vehicles are expected to have zero miles on their odometers. Tesla slashes prices on its new inventory with RWD Model 3s starting at $39,030, an attempt to clear out existing units ahead of upcoming model facelifts. This is part of Tesla's strategy to capitalize on economies of scale as it increases production in its global Gigafactories. The US government initiates two programs aimed at establishing a national network of 500,000 public EV charging ports. This involves funding testing and validation of charging equipment and creating a centralized data platform for EV charger data reporting. Panasonic announces plans to quadruple its EV battery production by 2031 by focusing on North American production. The strategy includes building at least two new factories to produce 4680 battery cells. Jeep seeks to expand its presence in the UK market by concentrating on electrification. After admitting past failures in the UK, Jeep's boss believes the excitement around electric 4x4s can help the company's growth in the country. China has overtaken Japan as the world's top auto exporter, spurred by a 58% increase in automobile exports and a 93% rise in new energy vehicle exports. This surge was supported by the Chinese government's backing for domestic EV growth. Lucid Motors announces pricing for two more Lucid Air variants in Europe, the Air Pure AWD and Air Touring, set to be delivered in Q3 and Q4 2023 respectively. Both models use a smaller 92 kWh battery pack, providing up to 725 kilometers of range. Rolls-Royce plans to start production of its Spectre electric coupé in September, with an estimated price of over half a million euros. Orders placed today are expected to be delivered in 2025, showing high demand for the company's first all-electric car. Gotion unveils its Astroinno L600 LMFP battery cell and pack, a cobalt-free solution that achieves a 1000km range. Set to start mass production in 2024, the battery tech will be available to Volkswagen, Gotion's largest shareholder.
Tesla Model Y Delivers With BYD Battery; Delays Due to Registration Issues https://teslamag.de/news/ladetest-deutsches-tesla-model-y-byd-akku-172-kw-58574 Geely's Zeekr 001 with New CATL Battery: The Longest-range EV on the Market https://insideevs.com/news/668153/catl-qilin-battery-zeekr001-641miles-range/ XPeng's G6 SUV Enters Production as Tesla Model Y Rival SAIC-GM-Wuling Cuts Prices on Mini EVs to Boost Rural NEV Adoption in China https://cnevpost.com/2023/05/22/wuling-cuts-prices-mini-evs-by-usd-1850/ Electric Vehicles Capture 25% of China's Auto Market; BYD Dominates https://thedriven.io/2023/05/22/plug-ins-hit-34-pct-market-share-in-china-as-battery-electrics-double-over-year/ Shanghai's Gasoline Vehicle Licence Plate Auction Participation Dips to 99-Month Low Amid Rising NEV Adoption https://cnevpost.com/2023/05/22/shanghai-plate-auction-participants-99-month-low/ BMW to Assemble Next-Generation Electrified Neue Klasse Cars in China from 2026 https://www.electrive.com/2023/05/22/bmw-to-build-new-class-electric-car-in-china-as-well/ Holcim Partners with Volvo to Purchase 1,000 Electric Trucks by 2030 in Largest Commercial Order for Volvo https://www.automotiveworld.com/news-releases/volvo-receives-record-order-for-up-to-1000-electric-trucks/ VinFast's Long-Range VF8 Electric SUVs Reach US and Canadian Markets https://insideevs.com/news/668358/vinfast-ships-longer-range-vf8-standard-edition-evs-us Lotus Type 133: The Company's First Performance Saloon Since the 90s Nears Completion https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/lotus-type-133-be-904bhp-porsche-taycan-rival Northvolt Completes Europe's Largest Energy Storage System Factory in Poland https://www.energy-storage.news/northvolt-completes-construction-of-poland-ess-factory/ EU-US Deadlock Over Electric Car Tax Incentives and Critical Minerals Agreement https://www.politico.com/news/2023/05/21/us-eu-clean-car-deal-00098092 PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE 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 OCTOPUS ELECTRIC UNIVERSE - GLOBAL PUBLIC CHARGING MADE SIMPLE WITH ONE APP AND ONE MAP. LEASEPLAN ELECTRIC MOMENTS - PROVIDING ALL THE TOOLS AND GUIDANCE EV DRIVERS NEED
It’s EV News Briefly for Monday 22nd May. I’ll be back as usual at 5pm UK time, that’s Midday Eastern, for the full podcast. Patreon supporters get the episodes as soon as they’re ready AND ad free. You can be like them by clicking here. Tesla started delivering its first Model Y’s with a BYD Blade battery from Giga Berlin this week. A customer has already received and registered one of these German Model Y RWDs. This model is equipped with a new BYD battery that, upon quick testing, has reported positive results. The charge rate hit 172kW at 25% state of charge and stayed there until 50%. Geely has started shipping its new Zeekr 001 model, powered by the latest CATL "Kirin" battery. This model, boasting the longest range among electric vehicles in the Chinese market, 641 miles (1,032 km) with a 140 kWh battery. XPeng has announced that the first production model of its G6 SUV has begun leaving the manufacturing line. The G6 is scheduled to be formally launched and delivered by the end of the second quarter, with a price range of 200,000 to 300,000 yuan ($28,450). XPeng sees the Tesla Model Y as the primary rival for the G6. SAIC has cut the prices of several of its small electric vehicles (EVs) to promote their use in rural areas. The firm announced price reductions of up to 13,000 yuan ($1,850) for models in its Hongguang Mini EV family (15.7%). In April, the sale of fully electric vehicles in China reached 444,000 units, constituting 25% of the country's auto market. An additional 165,000 plug-in hybrid vehicles sold during the month pushed the overall market share of plug-in or new energy vehicles to 34%. In Shanghai participation in the May auction for gasoline vehicle licence plates fell to a 99-month low. Shanghai began giving free licence plates to buyers of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) in 2022. From January 2023, PHEVs were treated like conventional internal combustion engine vehicles, and owners will need to purchase licence plates via competitive bidding. BMW has announced plans to start assembling its electrified Neue Klasse vehicles and their batteries in China from 2026. These next-generation electric vehicles (EVs) will be produced by BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA). Swiss company Holcim will buy 1,000 Volvo electric trucks. The first 130 trucks are set to be delivered in 2023 and 2024. By replacing 1,000 current Volvo FH diesel trucks with 1,000 Volvo FH Electric trucks using green power on a typical route, up to 50,000 tonnes of CO2 could be saved annually. VinFast has confirmed the arrival of its second shipment of VF8 EVs, including 1,879 longer-range vehicles, following an initial dispatch of 999 VF 8 City Edition SUVs in December 2022. VF8 Eco and VF8 Plus trim levels are EPA-rated at 264 miles and 243 miles, respectively. Lotus is preparing to launch the Type 133, positioned as a rival to the Porsche Taycan. Spy photos suggest the Type 133 will feature a modern style, a sloping roof, and design elements drawn from the Evija and Eletre. The 112kWh battery pack from the Eletre will reportedly be included in the Type 133, potentially providing the sleek saloon with a range of over 400 miles. Northvolt has completed the construction of its energy storage system (ESS) manufacturing plant in Poland and anticipates launching production by the end of 2023. Tensions are escalating between Washington and Brussels over a plan to make European manufacturers eligible for U.S. electric car tax incentives. This deadlock is expected to prolong negotiations beyond the summer, potentially disadvantaging European manufacturers in the American auto market.
Polestar Unveils High-Performance Polestar 4 Electric SUV Coupé Original Source: https://www.greencarcongress.com/2023/04/20230419-polestar4.html Polestar to Begin U.S. Production in South Carolina by 2024 Original Source: https://www.autoblog.com/2023/04/18/polestar-south-carolina-production-2024/ Tesla Cuts Model 3 and Model Y Prices Again, Making EVs More Accessible Original Source: https://electrek.co/2023/04/18/tesla-slashes-price-again/ Tesla Tops List for Most Recalled Car Brand, Mercedes and Toyota Rank Lowest Original Source: https://insideevs.com/news/662943/tesla-most-recalled-car-brand-mercedes-toyota-least/ Powerwall Owners in California to See Significant Savings After Net Metering Change Original Source: https://electrek.co/2023/04/18/tesla-massive-savings-powerwall-owners-california-net-metering-change/ Gogoro and Enel X Collaborate to Create World's First Virtual Power Plants from Battery Swap Stations Original Source: https://electrek.co/2023/04/18/gogoros-battery-swap-stations-virtual-power-plants-enel-x/ New York State Invests in 250 EV Charging Stations for Municipalities Original Source: https://www.electrive.com/2023/04/18/usa-new-york-state-funds-250-charging-stations/ Poll Indicates 40% of U.S. Drivers Considering an EV for Their Next Vehicle Original Source: https://insideevs.com/news/662932/poll-four-in-10-drivers-may-buy-electric-car-next/ BYD's Premium Brand Yangwang Opens Pre-Orders for U8 Off-Road SUV at $160,000 Original Source: https://cnevpost.com/2023/04/18/byd-yangwang-begins-pre-sale-of-u8/ National Trust Sites in the UK to Receive RAW Charging Stations Original Source: https://www.electrive.com/2023/04/18/raw-charging-coming-to-national-trust-sites-across-uk/ Scania and Northvolt Unveil Long-Life Electric Battery for Heavy Trucks Original Source: https://auto.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/auto-components/northvolt-and-scania-unveil-battery-for-heavy-trucks/99577560 Rolls-Royce Introduces First All-Electric Car 'Shining' in China Original Source: https://www.gizmochina.com/2023/04/18/rolls-royce-electric-car-debut-chin/ PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE 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 OCTOPUS ELECTRIC UNIVERSE - GLOBAL PUBLIC CHARGING MADE SIMPLE WITH ONE APP AND ONE MAP. LEASEPLAN ELECTRIC MOMENTS - PROVIDING ALL THE TOOLS AND GUIDANCE EV DRIVERS NEED
It’s EV News Briefly for Tuesday 18th April. I’ll be back as usual at 5pm UK time, that’s Midday Eastern, for the full podcast. Patreon supporters get the episodes as soon as they’re ready AND ad free. You can be like them by clicking here. Polestar introduced its latest electric performance SUV, the Polestar 4. The vehicle boasts a 0-100 km/h speed of 3.8 seconds and 544 hp of power. Both dual- and single-motor versions will be available, with long-range versions featuring a 102 kWh battery. The Polestar 4 is expected to launch in China in November 2023, with a global release planned for 2024. Prices start at around €60,000. Polestar plans to start production in South Carolina in 2024 for the U.S. and European markets. The company aims to sell 80,000 cars this year, focusing on delivering more Polestar 2 hatchbacks. Tesla has reduced prices for its Model 3 and Model Y electric vehicles, with the Model 3 Standard Range RWD now priced below $40,000. The price cuts come as demand has decreased and interest rates have made car purchases more difficult. A study by iSeeCars found that Tesla has the most car recalls, with Model 3, Model Y, Model S, and Model X making up four of the top five most recalled models. Brands with the least recalls include Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, and Toyota. Following changes to California's net metering rules, Tesla announced that its Powerwall will help homeowners save up to 92% on their electricity bills. The intelligent and customizable software in Powerwall will optimize energy use for maximum savings. Gogoro partnered with Enel X to create virtual power plants (VPPs) from its battery swapping stations in Taiwan. These VPPs interact with Taiwan's power grid to supply energy when demand exceeds supply. New York State is providing $8.3 million in funding for 255 charging stations across 70 municipalities. The funding comes from the Municipal Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Grant Program. A poll revealed that 40% of U.S. adults are considering switching to electric vehicles (EVs) for their next purchase. However, concerns about high prices and a lack of charging infrastructure remain. BYD's premium brand, Yangwang, began pre-sales of its first model, the U8, at the Shanghai auto show for $160,000. The U8 has over 1,100 horsepower and can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds. RAW Charging announced a deal with the National Trust to install charging stations at various heritage sites in the UK over the next three years, in an estimated £12m rollout. Scania and Northvolt have created an electric battery with a lifetime of 1.5 million kilometers, equivalent to a truck. The battery is produced at the Northvolt Ett gigafactory. Rolls-Royce launched its first all-electric car, the Shining, in China. The vehicle has a top speed of 250 km/h, a range of 585 km, and is priced at $8.
Introducing the 2024 BMW i7 M70: A Luxurious and Powerful 650-HP Electric Vehicle Original Source: https://www.greencarcongress.com/2023/04/20230418-bmw.html MG Cyberster: The Innovative Electric Vehicle Set for UK Launch in 2024 Original Source: https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/official-mg-cyberster-revealed-ahead-uk-arrival-2024 Zeekr Unveils European Expansion Plan, Launching Two Models in Q4 Original Source: https://cnevpost.com/2023/04/18/zeekr-releases-europe-strategy/ US EV Tax Credits End for VW, BMW, and Volvo - What This Means for Consumers Original Source: https://www.teslarati.com/general-motors-chevrolet-silverado-ev/ 2024 Mini Countryman SE: Exclusive Spy Photos Reveal the Undisguised Electric Model Original Source: https://www.autoblog.com/2023/04/17/2024-mini-countryman-se-caught-spy-photos-undisguised/ Li Auto Introduces All-Electric Solution with CATL's 4C Qilin Battery in First BEV Model Original Source: https://cnevpost.com/2023/04/18/li-auto-unveils-all-electric-solution-1st-bev-to-feature-catl-4c-qilin/ NIO Activates First 15 Ultra-Fast 500 kW Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles Original Source: https://cnevpost.com/2023/04/17/nio-1st-ultra-fast-500-kw-charging-stations-operation/ NIO to Launch Affordable, Europe-Targeted Small Electric Cars Starting at £23,500 Original Source: https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/nio-launch-europe-focused-small-electric-cars-%C2%A323500 NIO Showcases New ET7 and ES6 Models at Shanghai Auto Show Original Source: https://cnevpost.com/2023/04/18/nio-new-et7-es6-shanghai-auto-show/ XPeng G6 Electric Vehicle Makes a Splash at Shanghai Auto Show Original Source: https://cnevpost.com/2023/04/18/xpeng-g6-debuts-at-shanghai-auto-show/ Meet Smart #3: The Largest Model from Smart Yet, Rivaling Volkswagen ID 5 Original Source: https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/smart-3-firm%E2%80%99s-largest-model-yet-rivals-volkswagen-id-5 Volta Trucks Begins Series Production of All-Electric Volta Zero at Steyr Automotive Original Source: https://www.greencarcongress.com/2023/04/20230418-volta.html Ford Commits to 5 EV Models by 2024, Including Electric Puma for Australia Original Source: https://thedriven.io/2023/04/18/ford-to-bring-electric-puma-to-australia-as-it-commits-to-5-ev-models-by-end-of-2024/ Tesla Model 3 Long Range RWD Set for European Fleet Availability Original Source: https://insideevs.com/news/662618/tesla-model3 PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE 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 OCTOPUS ELECTRIC UNIVERSE - GLOBAL PUBLIC CHARGING MADE SIMPLE WITH ONE APP AND ONE MAP. LEASEPLAN ELECTRIC MOMENTS - PROVIDING ALL THE TOOLS AND GUIDANCE EV DRIVERS NEED
It’s EV News Briefly for Tuesday 18th April. I’ll be back as usual at 5pm UK time, that’s Midday Eastern, for the full podcast. Patreon supporters get the episodes as soon as they’re ready AND ad free. You can be like them by clicking here. BMW has unveiled its most powerful EV to date, the 2024 i7 M70 xDrive, boasting 650 horsepower and a 0-60 mph time of 3.5 seconds. It is expected to be priced around $145,000. MG has revealed the design of the Cyberster, an all-electric sports car set to go on sale in the UK in 2024, with a range of 800km and a 0-62 mph time of less than three seconds. Zeekr, Geely's premium EV brand, has announced its Europe strategy, with the flagship Zeekr 001 shooting brake and Zeekr X urban SUV set to debut in Sweden and the Netherlands in Q4. Several automakers, including VW, BMW, and Volvo, will lose access to a $7,500 federal tax credit in the US due to new battery sourcing rules, while GM and Ford will still have models that qualify. The 2024 Mini Countryman SE was caught undisguised in spy photos, featuring a bold design and a dual-motor setup with 313 combined horsepower. Li Auto has unveiled an all-electric solution allowing a BEV to get 400 km of range on a 10-minute charge, with plans to launch 25 supercharging stations this month and 3,000 by 2025. NIO's first 500 kW ultra-fast charging stations are now in operation in 12 cities across China, capable of charging an EV from 10 percent to 80 percent in as little as 12 minutes for an 800V model. Nio is launching a new entry-level brand called Firefly in Europe, with a target price of around £23,500, featuring Nio's battery-swap technology and manufacturing in China. NIO launched its 2023 model year ET7 sedan and unveiled its revamped ES6 SUV at the Shanghai Auto Show, with deliveries starting in mid-May. XPeng's G6 model, featuring 800V high-voltage architecture and 300 km range in 10 minutes of charge, was officially unveiled at the Shanghai Auto Show. The Smart #3 electric SUV has been revealed at the Shanghai Motor Show, expected to feature a single-motor powertrain with a range of up to 273 miles, and go on sale in Europe in early 2024. Volta Trucks has started series production of the all-electric 16-tonne Volta Zero at Steyr Automotive, with the first trucks ordered by customers expected to be dispatched in Q3 2023. Ford Australia plans to bring the electric Puma to the market as it commits to having five EV models by the end of 2024.
Tesla Model 3 Highland Edition: Features and Enhancements Revealed Original Source: https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-3-highland-confirmed/ Tesla's Mexican Gigafactory to Produce New $25k Compact EV Original Source: https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-compact-car-gigafactory-mexico/ Global Renault Pricing Under Review Following Tesla Price Cuts Original Source: https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/renault-brand-sales-bounce-back-q1-up-9-2023-04-17/ Tesla's Profitability Amidst Escalating Electric Vehicle Price Wars Original Source: https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/tesla-margins-focus-ev-price-war-kicks-into-high-gear-2023-04-17/ Introducing the 2023 Volkswagen ID 7: A Fresh Competitor for Tesla Model 3 Original Source: https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/2023-volkswagen-id-7-new-tesla-model-3-rival-arrives-today European Launch of All-Electric Jeep Avenger Original Source: https://www.greencarcongress.com/2023/04/20230417-avenger.html Zeekr 009 MPV Rolls Out with CATL Qilin Battery Technology Original Source: https://cnevpost.com/2023/04/17/zeekr-begins-delivery-of-zeekr-009-catl-qilin-battery/ Ram Explores Development of Compact Electric Pickup Truck Original Source: https://insideevs.com/news/662555/ram-ceo-small-ev-pickup/ European BYD Seal Model Officially Unveiled Original Source: https://pushevs.com/2023/04/14/european-version-of-the-byd-seal-is-unveiled/ Chery Embraces CATL's Sodium-ion Battery Technology Original Source: https://www.electrive.com/2023/04/17/chery-becomes-launch-customer-for-catls-sodium-ion-batteries/ Enhanced Range and Efficiency for Volvo's UK C40 and XC40 Recharge Models Original Source: https://cleantechnica.com/2023/04/17/volvo-uk-increases-range-efficiency-for-revised-c40-xc40-recharge-models/ Elli's 500,000 Charging Points Pave the Way for Europe's E-Mobility Future Original Source: https://www.volkswagen-newsroom.com/en/press-releases/europes-biggest-charging-network-500000-elli-charging-points-set-the-stage-for-the-transition-to-e-mobility-15732 Changes to $7,500 EV Tax Credit Impact These Car Models Original Source: https://www.npr.org/2023/04/15/1169763545/electric-cars-vehicles-tax-credit-climate-bill Track Your Electric Car Savings with U.S. EV Tax Credit Tool Original Source: https://cleantechnica.com/2023/04/14/u-s-ev-tax-credit-tool-tracks-electric-car-savings/ Chinese and European Brands' Intensifying Competition at Shanghai Auto Show Original Source: https://europe.autonews.com/shanghai-auto-show/2023-shanghai-auto-show-all-key-debuts Attracting BlueOval Battery Park to Michigan Demands Significant Efforts Original Source: https://fordauthority.com/2023/04 Growing Interest in Pre-Owned Electric Vehicles Among Americans Original Source: https://www.morningstar.com/news/marketwatch/2023041732/more-americans-are-snapping-up-used-electric-cars German Auto Association Projects 50% Increase in 2023 EV Production Original Source: https://www.reuters.com/markets/europe/german-auto-association-sees-2023-electric-passenger-car-output-up-50-2023-04-16/ Reviving the Lancia Delta Integrale as a Powerful EV Rallycross Contender Original Source: https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/lancia-delta-integrale-returns-662bhp-ev-rallycross-weapon PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE 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 OCTOPUS ELECTRIC UNIVERSE - GLOBAL PUBLIC CHARGING MADE SIMPLE WITH ONE APP AND ONE MAP. LEASEPLAN ELECTRIC MOMENTS - PROVIDING ALL THE TOOLS AND GUIDANCE EV DRIVERS NEED
It’s EV News Briefly for Monday 17th April. I’ll be back as usual at 5pm UK time, that’s Midday Eastern, for the full podcast. Patreon supporters get the episodes as soon as they’re ready AND ad free. You can be like them by clicking here. ➤ Tesla Model 3 Highland Edition: Features and Enhancements Revealed ➤ Tesla's Mexican Gigafactory to Produce New $25k Compact EV ➤ Global Renault Pricing Under Review Following Tesla Price Cuts ➤ Tesla's Profitability Amidst Escalating Electric Vehicle Price Wars ➤ Introducing the 2023 Volkswagen ID 7: A Fresh Competitor for Tesla Model 3 ➤ European Launch of All-Electric Jeep Avenger ➤ Zeekr 009 MPV Rolls Out with CATL Qilin Battery Technology ➤ Ram Explores Development of Compact Electric Pickup Truck ➤ European BYD Seal Model Officially Unveiled ➤ Chery Embraces CATL's Sodium-ion Battery Technology ➤ Enhanced Range and Efficiency for Volvo's UK C40 and XC40 Recharge Models ➤ Elli's 500,000 Charging Points Pave the Way for Europe's E-Mobility Future ➤ Changes to $7,500 EV Tax Credit Impact These Car Models ➤ Track Your Electric Car Savings with U.S. EV Tax Credit Tool ➤ Chinese and European Brands' Intensifying Competition at Shanghai Auto Show ➤ Attracting BlueOval Battery Park to Michigan Demands Significant Efforts ➤ Growing Interest in Pre-Owned Electric Vehicles Among Americans ➤ German Auto Association Projects 50% Increase in 2023 EV Production ➤ Reviving the Lancia Delta Integrale as a Powerful EV Rallycross Contender
Ford Sees $3 Billion Pretax Loss In Its EV Business This Year - https://www.seattletimes.com/business/ford-says-ev-unit-losing-billions-should-be-seen-as-startup/ Tesla expects to lose full $7500 tax credit on its cheapest electric car - https://electrek.co/2023/03/23/tesla-expects-lose-full-7500-tax-credit-cheapest-electric-car/ Treasury guidance on electric vehicle tax credit due next week - https://www.politico.com/news/2023/03/22/treasury-guidance-on-electric-vehicle-tax-credit-due-next-week-00088314 SAIC-GM Showing Off The Cadillac Lyriq At Tesla Supercharger Station In China - https://gmauthority.com/blog/2023/03/saic-gm-showing-off-the-cadillac-lyriq-at-tesla-supercharger-station-in-china/ New Hyundai Ioniq 6 owners get Electrify America deal - https://www.electrive.com/2023/03/22/new-hyundai-ioniq-6-owners-get-electrify-america-deal/ Audi Q8 E-Tron SUV review: more range, more punch - https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-reviews/audi/q8-e-tron/ Rivian prepares owners for Tesla Supercharger use in latest OTA update - https://www.teslarati.com/rivian-tesla-superchargers-in-car-navigation-2023-10-00/ Cupra to launch larger premium EVs from 2028 - https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/cupra-launch-larger-premium-evs-2028 Report: CATL's New Qilin Battery Enters Series Production - InsideEVs - https://insideevs.com/news/658474/report-catl-qilin-battery-series-production/ Tesla opens more Superchargers in Europe for 3rd party use - https://www.electrive.com/2023/03/22/tesla-opens-more-superchargers-in-europe-for-3rd-party-use/ Tesla Model 3 used prices are down more than $11000 - https://electrek.co/2023/03/22/tesla-model-3-used-prices-down/ Tesla offers Extended Service Agreement to select S3XY models - https://cleantechnica.com/2023/03/23/tesla-extended-warranty-for-model-3-model-y-now-an-option/ Americans Are Finally Getting on Board with E-Bikes - https://jalopnik.com/americans-are-finally-getting-on-board-with-e-bikes-1850252156 How electric cars can contribute to the UK's energy security - https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/business-electric-vehicles/how-electric-cars-can-contribute-uks-energy-security LEVC celebrates production of its 10,000th vehicle in UK - https://electriccarsreport.com/2023/03/levc-celebrates-production-of-its-10000th-vehicle-in-uk/ Umicore gets green light for VW partnership - Recycling Today - https://recyclingtoday.com/news/umicore-vw-powerco-battery-partnership-approval-europe-recycling/ PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE 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 OCTOPUS ELECTRIC UNIVERSE - GLOBAL PUBLIC CHARGING MADE SIMPLE WITH ONE APP AND ONE MAP. LEASEPLAN ELECTRIC MOMENTS - PROVIDING ALL THE TOOLS AND GUIDANCE EV DRIVERS NEED
It’s EV News Briefly for Thursday 23rd March. I’ll be back as usual at 5pm UK time, that’s Midday Eastern, for the full podcast. Patreon supporters get the episodes as soon as they’re ready AND ad free. You can be like them by clicking here. Ford expects its EV business unit to lose $3 billion in 2023, with total losses of $6 billion projected from 2021-2023, though it aims to build 2 million electric vehicles by late 2026. Tesla expects to lose the full $7,500 federal tax credit on its cheapest electric car, the Model 3 Standard Range, due to its battery cells being sourced from China, which would make it ineligible for the new tax credit program. The Biden administration will release proposed guidance next week for the domestic sourcing requirements for EVs to qualify for the Inflation Reduction Act's clean energy incentives, which limit tax credits to EVs made using domestically produced minerals and batteries. The Cadillac Lyriq has been released in China, and a sales team has been offering free test drives of the Lyriq at a Tesla Supercharger station in Shanghai to increase public interest. Hyundai and Volkswagen's charging subsidiary Electrify America have agreed to provide two years of complimentary charging sessions to first-time owners of the Ioniq 6 EV at Electrify America's DC fast chargers. Audi's Q8 E-Tron SUV has received an improved battery range, with maximum claimed ranges of 281 and 343 miles, up from 249 miles in the previous model. Rivian is releasing a new Over-the-Air update that will allow owners to use Tesla's Supercharger Network with their Magic Dock, and the update includes a free one-year trial of TuneIn Premium, Plug and Charge functionality, and various other improvements. Cupra plans to launch larger premium EVs targeting the North American market from 2028, and these vehicles will be based on the Volkswagen Group's SSP platform. CATL has begun series production of its new Qilin battery system, which has the potential to power cars to a range of 622 miles and is promised to offer 622 miles of range in the Zeekr 001 model. Tesla has opened many of its Superchargers in Europe for use by other electric car brands, increasing the number of approved stations significantly. The used prices of Tesla's Model 3 vehicle have dropped by 21.5% since last year's peak and by more than $11,000 on average, due to Tesla offering discounts and the new federal EV tax credit. Tesla is offering an Extended Service Agreement (ESA) to select S3XY models, extending specific coverage by up to 2 years or 25,000 miles, covering repair and replacement of parts needed to correct defects in materials or workmanship. The proposed Electric Bicycle Incentive Kickstart for the Environment Act has the potential to encourage more people to switch from gasoline cars to e-bikes in the effort to reduce greenhouse gases and combat climate change. Nissan Leaf owners in the UK were able to use their vehicles' batteries to store and return energy to the grid, and the potential for electric cars to contribute to the UK's energy security is enormous. LEVC has reached a significant milestone of producing its 10,000th vehicle at their facility in Ansty, Coventry, UK, with the TX electric taxi sold in multiple global markets, representing more than 40% of all black cabs in London. Umicore has received European Union approval for its joint venture with the PowerCo business unit of the Volkswagen Group, which aims to produce cathode active materials and precursor materials sufficient to meet an annual production capacity capable of powering about 2.2 million electric vehicles.
New Volkswagen ID 2 EV tipped for 15 March reveal https://evne.ws/3FcKo6y Ford teases imminent unveiling of new EV in Europe https://evne.ws/3YwfHjT BMW invests in Oxford plant as it plans more electric Minis https://evne.ws/3LbQh7S BMW ups R&D spend on new EV platforms and powertrains https://evne.ws/3LcSsIt New range-topping Alfa Romeo electric SUV to rival BMW iX https://evne.ws/41YQz8j Nissan aims for hybrids and ICE cars to be same price by 2026 https://evne.ws/3ysnMeE NIO to release an ET5 station wagon in Europe https://evne.ws/3yphmwS Renault Trucks delivered one quarter of all electric trucks in Europe https://evne.ws/3ZzJKIx BYD rumoured to double down on commercial vehicle business https://evne.ws/3YAfvjl Tevva 7.5t electric truck now eligible for UK plug-in truck grant https://evne.ws/3Jtejdm U.S., EU said to launch talks on EV trade dispute https://evne.ws/3ZTjZ5Y Electric vehicle tax credit legal loophole is boon for car dealers https://evne.ws/3mB2vwJ Tesla Magic Dock rollout continues with Supercharger on Long Island https://evne.ws/3yoxKOi Airstream and Porsche Reveal the Camping Trailer of the Future https://evne.ws/3J37iP7 Extreme E season 3 starts this weekend with new 10-race format https://evne.ws/3YQWBoR Average Range for US Electric Cars Reached a Record 291 Miles https://evne.ws/3kXtKJy PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE 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 OCTOPUS ELECTRIC UNIVERSE - GLOBAL PUBLIC CHARGING MADE SIMPLE WITH ONE APP AND ONE MAP. LEASEPLAN ELECTRIC MOMENTS - PROVIDING ALL THE TOOLS AND GUIDANCE EV DRIVERS NEED
It’s EV News Briefly for Friday 10th March. I’ll be back as usual at 5pm UK time, that’s Midday Eastern, for the full podcast. Patreon supporters get the episodes as soon as they’re ready AND ad free. You can be like them by clicking here. Volkswagen is set to reveal its ID 2 electric car on 15 March. The car will be based on the MEB-Plus platform, with new battery cells and 200kW charging speeds, and may be named ID Golf. Ford is set to launch an all-new electric vehicle for the European market on March 21, which will be one of seven new models to be released in Europe by next year. The first EV to be manufactured at the Cologne factory will be a medium-sized, five-seat crossover. BMW is investing up to £600m in its Mini plant at Cowley, near Oxford, to prepare the plant for the production of electric models. The Neue Klasse programme is also underway, which incorporates connected vehicles, autonomous driving, and AI assistant features. BMW increased its research and development spending in 2022 to 6.6 Billion Euros to launch its next-generation electric line-up, which will include a new 3 Series equivalent and a next-generation 5 Series electric model. The Neue Klasse models will also offer sixth-generation battery technology with up to 30% more range and charging speed. Alfa Romeo has announced plans to launch a new all-electric SUV flagship in the second half of this decade. The new model is expected to use the STLA Large architecture from Alfa Romeo's parent company Stellantis. Nissan is aiming to reduce the cost of production of electric and hybrid components by 30% by 2026 and make them the same price as their pure-combustion counterparts. Nissan currently sells two electric cars and e-Power hybrids, and is aiming for price parity between them and their combustion equivalents by around 2026. NIO is releasing an estate version of their ET5 sedan in Europe, with deliveries in China set to start in July 2023. The design of the ET5 Shooting Brake looks similar to the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo. Renault Trucks achieved a market share of 24.2% in the medium- and heavy-duty electric truck segment in Europe in 2022, selling 379 units of the E-Tech D and E-Tech D Wide models. BYD is reportedly planning to invest over $20 billion in their commercial vehicle division over the next five years to develop, produce, and launch battery-electric commercial vehicles in multiple markets. Tevva's 7.5t battery-electric truck has been approved for the UK government's Plug-in Truck Grant (PITrG) and is eligible for a potential £16,000 discount. The US and EU will begin negotiations to ensure that European minerals are eligible for tax credits under the US Inflation Reduction Act. This move will strengthen supply chains for critical minerals needed for batteries in EVs and aid the growth of the clean energy economy. Automakers are taking advantage of a tax credit loophole that incentivizes car shoppers to lease EVs, resulting in a surge in EV leasing business. Leasing could be a key component in accelerating EV adoption for both consumers and car companies. Tesla has introduced its Magic Dock Supercharger in Long Island, New York, making it the 9th location in New York and the 2nd location with Magic Dock chargers. Airstream and Porsche have collaborated to create a modern-looking travel trailer concept designed to be pulled by a small SUV or EV, featuring composite materials and a flat rear end and flush underside to maximize aerodynamics. It is unclear whether the concept will head to production. Extreme E has begun its third season this weekend with a race in Saudi Arabia along the coast of the Red Sea, featuring a new 10-race format and sustainable practices, including avoiding single-use plastic during race weekends. The average electric car sold in the US boasts a range of almost 300 miles, the highest in the world and a third higher than the global average. Analysts predict that a sweet spot of 250 to 350 miles will eventually emerge as the ideal range in the US. In February 2023, Ukrainians registered almost 1,300 used EVs and 413 new EVs, with the average age of the vehicles being 4 years and the Nissan Leaf being the most popular model. The number of new EVs sold increased by three times compared to the same period last year.
2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV Pricing Revealed with an Intriguing Twist - https://evne.ws/3F9tZzU Tesla Model Y Under Investigation for Steering Wheels Falling Off - https://www.autoblog.com/2023/03/08/2023-tesla-model-y-investigation-steering-wheels-falling-off/ 2023 Nissan Ariya Recalled Because Steering Wheel Might Detach - https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1138973_2023-nissan-ariya-recalled-because-steering-wheel-might-detach VW May Prefer US Over Eastern Europe for Battery Cell Factory - https://www.electrive.com/2023/03/08/vw-may-prefer-us-over-eastern-europe-for-battery-cell-factory/ VW Confirms Debut of 2024 ID.Buzz LWB U.S.-Spec Version in June - https://evne.ws/3l0Jjbj VinFast Owner Sets Up EV Rental Service GSM - https://www.electrive.com/2023/03/07/vinfast-owner-sets-up-ev-rental-service/ Electric Bicycle Giant Bafang Expands into Electric Motorcycles with Powerful New Motors - https://electrek.co/2023/03/07/electric-bicycle-bafang-expands-into-electric-motorcycles/ Chalmers Researchers Reveal 500 kW Induction Technology - https://www.electrive.com/2023/03/08/chalmers-researchers-reveal-500-kw-induction-technology/ Republicans Aim to Block California's 'Heavy-Handed' EV Mandates - Fox News - https://evne.ws/42bUT4j Tesla Veterans Create $125k Electric Trailer That Can Be Towed Without Hurting EV Range - https://evne.ws/3F6wxig Amid Fire Concern, NYC Banning Sale of Electric Bikes Without UL-Listed Batteries - https://evne.ws/3J3F2Mn EV Transmissions: More Ratios Are Better - https://evne.ws/3JnLsqR Wyclef Jean Launched the ‘Lightest Electric Supercar’ that Can Go 0 to 60 in 2.3 Sec - https://evne.ws/3L6rcLP PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE 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 OCTOPUS ELECTRIC UNIVERSE - GLOBAL PUBLIC CHARGING MADE SIMPLE WITH ONE APP AND ONE MAP. LEASEPLAN ELECTRIC MOMENTS - PROVIDING ALL THE TOOLS AND GUIDANCE EV DRIVERS NEED
It’s EV News Briefly for Thursday 9th March. I’ll be back as usual at 5pm UK time, that’s Midday Eastern, for the full podcast. Patreon supporters get the episodes as soon as they’re ready AND ad free. You can be like them by clicking here. The 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV comes with three powertrain options, priced between $79,050 and $90,650, and will be built in Alabama to compete with the BMW iX and Audi E-Tron. It offers features like 10-degree rear-axle steering, fast charging, and adjustable damping, with an optional air suspension. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating 120,000 Tesla Model Y vehicles due to reports of steering wheels falling off while driving. Two incidents have been reported due to missing retaining bolts, and a recall could follow pending the investigation's outcome. Nissan is recalling some 2023 Nissan Ariya electric SUVs due to the possibility of the steering wheel detaching. The recall covers 1,063 vehicles, and owners are encouraged to check for loose steering wheels and contact a dealership for a replacement. Volkswagen may prefer to build its first battery cell factory in North America, with potential incentives of up to €10 billion under the US Inflation Reduction Act. The company is awaiting the EU's reaction before deciding to build a plant in Eastern Europe, and other European battery manufacturers may also look to the US for subsidies. The long-wheelbase version of the Volkswagen ID.Buzz electric van will debut in June in the US for the 2024 model year. It offers seven seats as standard, a larger battery pack than other versions, and optional dual-motor all-wheel drive. Pricing and range estimates will be available upon its debut. VinFast's founder established a rental service for electric cars and scooters in Vietnam, offering a fleet of 10,000 electric cars and 100,000 electric scooters, as well as its own all-electric taxi service in Hanoi. The cars will be VinFast vehicles, and the company seeks to promote EVs by offering test drives and other opportunities. Bafang, an electric bicycle giant, has formed a new brand called T&D to expand its influence into the electric motorcycle industry. It has unveiled its first drivetrains, the FE01 Off-Road Drive System and the LI01 City Commuting Drive System, with up to 60 kW of peak power and 125 Nm of torque, aiming for more affordable electric motorcycles. Chalmers University researchers have developed an induction technology capable of charging at 500 kW with nearly 100% efficiency, nearing commercialization. It is made possible with high-power semiconductors, such as silicon carbide components, and works with four times higher frequencies than previous wireless charging systems. House Republicans have introduced legislation to restrict California's ability to ban gas-powered cars, protecting consumer choice and preventing higher costs. The 2035 rule would affect over 40% of total US car purchases, and the legislation aims to prevent California from implementing stricter emissions standards than the federal government. Lightship, a new company founded by two Tesla veterans, has created an electric-assisted camping trailer called the L1 that can be towed without affecting an EV's range. It has an 80 kWh battery and up to 3 kW of solar power, priced at $125,000, with production starting in late 2024. New York City is banning the sale of electric bicycles, scooters, and other mobility devices that are not UL-certified, reducing the risk of lithium-ion battery fires. The new law requires devices to be certified to the UL 2849 standard, and while lithium-ion battery fires are rare, they can result in significant property damage and fatalities. Electric vehicle transmissions have fewer components and a simpler powertrain than those used in standard combustion engine vehicles. There are different types of EV transmissions, including single-speed, multi-speed, and continuously variable options. Bosch and Inmotive have developed advanced transmission technologies that offer significant advantages over single-speed transmissions, such as energy savings and improved range and performance. Wyclef Jean Launches the ‘Lightest Electric Supercar’ That Can Go 0 to 60 in 2.3 Sec - Haitian rapper and musician, Wyclef Jean, has launched the Attucks Apex APO electric supercar, the lightest-ever electric supercar on the market, with an ultralow weight of 1200 kg, a top speed of 190 mph, and acceleration from 0-60 mph in 2.3 seconds. The APO electric supercar will start at around $350,000 and is set for its official release next year.
2024 Hyundai Kona: Bigger, better, and fully electric Source: https://insideevs.com/news/655866/2024-hyundai-kona-electric-powertrain-specs-are-out/ BYD ATTO 3: A playful EV with ambitious plans Source: https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/byd/atto-3 Tesla HW4: Next-gen hardware now in vehicles Source: https://news.google.com/rss/articles/CBMiQmh0dHBzOi8vd3d3LnRlc2xhcmF0aS5jb20vdGVzbGEtaGFyZHdhcmUtNC1odzQtZGVsaXZlcmllcy1tb2RlbC14L9IBRmh0dHBzOi8vd3d3LnRlc2xhcmF0aS5jb20vdGVzbGEtaGFyZHdhcmUtNC1odzQtZGVsaXZlcmllcy1tb2RlbC14L2FtcC8?oc=5# Tesla Model Y: Second best-selling car in Germany Source: https://www.tesmanian.com/blogs/tesmanian-blog/tesla-model-y-became-the-second-best-selling-car-in-germany-in-february Tesla commits to 48-volt automotive electrics Source: https://news.google.com/rss/articles/CBMiXGh0dHBzOi8vd3d3LmRlc2lnbm5ld3MuY29tL2F1dG9tb3RpdmUtZW5naW5lZXJpbmcvdGVzbGEtY29tbWl0cy00OC12b2x0LWF1dG9tb3RpdmUtZWxlY3RyaWNz0gEA?oc=5 All-electric MG 4: Affordable and stylish hatchback debuts in Australia Source: https://thedriven.io/2023/03/08/all-electric-mg-4-dubbed-bargain-of-the-year-is-launching-in-australia-this-weekend/ Mini Cooper to spearhead electrification revolution Source URL: https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/official-new-mini-cooper-ev-brings-215bhp-and-240-mile-range Volvo introduces advanced EV with subscription-based self-driving tech Source URL: https://jalopnik.com/volvo-ex90-subscription-based-self-driving-tech-1850197959 Electric vehicles dominate auto sales in Sweden as PHEVs decline Source URL: https://pushevs.com/2023/03/07/bevs-start-to-replace-phevs-in-sweden/ LEVC's electric black cabs overtake diesel taxis in London Source URL: https://newspressuk.com/publicReleaseView/106041/61208?token=BXyqmD2pcn4yMdeIq6Jz&email_encrypt=aGVsbG9AZXZuZXdzZGFpbHkuY29tRW1haWxIYXNo Lamborghini announces advanced hybrid powertrain with over 1000 horsepower Source URL: https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a43216936/lamborghini-v-12-phev-engine-specs-details/ Chinese President Xi Jinping expresses mixed feelings about CATL's success in EV battery market Source URL: https://news.google.com/rss/articles/CBMicGh0dHBzOi8vd3d3LmJsb29tYmVyZy5jb20vbmV3cy9hcnRpY2xlcy8yMDIzLTAzLTA3L3hpLWppbnBpbmctdmlld3MtdG9wLWV2LWJhdHRlcnktbWFrZXItY2F0bC13aXRoLWpveS1hbmQtd29ycnnSAQA?oc=5 SWARCO Smart Charging announces nationwide EV charging network Source URL: https://electriccarsreport.com/2023/03/uk-swarco-to-launch-pogo-ultra-rapid-ev-charging-network/ Volkswagen Group increases EV sales target for Europe to 80% by 2030 Source URL: https://electrek.co/2023/03/07/volkswagen-group-passenger-cars-evs-2030-sales-target/ Bill Gates impressed by Indian electric rickshaw, challenged to race by Anand Mahindra Source URL: https://www.instagram.com/reel/CpbFNcsN1d-/?igshid=MDJmNzVkMjY= Amprius Technologies selects Colorado for gigafactory site - Original Source: https://www.electrive.com/2023/03/07/amprius-will-make-battery-cells-in-colorado/ Electric Car Charging Is the Newest Workplace Perk - Bloomberg - Original Source: https://news.google.com/rss/articles/CBMiZWh0dHBzOi8vd3d3LmJsb29tYmVyZy5jb20vbmV3cy9hcnRpY2xlcy8yMDIzLTAzLTA3L2VsZWN0cmljLWNhci1jaGFyZ2luZy1pcy10aGUtbmV3ZXN0LXdvcmtwbGFjZS1wZXJr0gEA?oc=5 Free power with EV subscription service could get more electric - Original Source: https://news.google.com/rss/articles/CBMiiAFodHRwczovL3d3dy5zYnMuY29tLmF1L25ld3MvYXJ0aWNsZS9ob3ctZnJlZS1wb3dlci1hbmQtYS1zdWJzY3JpcHRpb24tc2VydmljZS1jb3VsZC1nZXQtbW9yZS1lbGVjdHJpYy12ZWhpY2xlLXVzZXJzLXRvLXBsdWctaW4vMnV2eTAwY28x0gEA?oc=5 PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE 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 OCTOPUS ELECTRIC UNIVERSE - GLOBAL PUBLIC CHARGING MADE SIMPLE WITH ONE APP AND ONE MAP. LEASEPLAN ELECTRIC MOMENTS - PROVIDING ALL THE TOOLS AND GUIDANCE EV DRIVERS NEED
It’s EV News Briefly for Wednesday 8th March. I’ll be back as usual at 5pm UK time, that’s Midday Eastern, for the full podcast. Patreon supporters get the episodes as soon as they’re ready AND ad free. You can be like them by clicking here. The 2024 Hyundai Kona has been unveiled with significant improvements in terms of size, luxury, and features. The car comes with a "seamless horizon" front light bar, a dual 12.3-inch display screen, and physical climate controls. The electric version has also been updated with more power, faster charging, and Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) technology. For Europe, the Kona Electric has two battery packs, Standard and Long Range, with estimated ranges of 212 miles and 304 miles, respectively. In the US, the EPA range for the big battery is 260 miles. The Kona will be released in the US in the third quarter of the year. The BYD ATTO 3 is a new electric family SUV from BYD that utilizes the company's e-Platform 3.0 and is equipped with the distinctive lithium-iron phosphate Blade Battery. The car has a decent official range of 261 miles (420 km) and efficiency of 3.98 miles per kWh. The car offers a 15.6-inch touchscreen that can rotate from landscape to portrait, and the infotainment system is generally intuitive, with key functions easily accessible. The car features a heat pump as standard, and the base-level Active models come with heated front seats, a panoramic sunroof, and a vehicle-to-load output. The car is priced competitively for its class, starting from £36,490, rising to £38,990 for the top-spec Design model. Tesla has started delivering vehicles with hardware 4.0 installed, but certain features are not available yet. The software for HW4 is still a work in progress, and Tesla is anticipating Model 3 and Model Y vehicles to follow with HW4 deliveries at some point this year. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said that HW4 will not be available for retrofits due to it being difficult to pop into HW3 vehicles, and it will not be necessary as long as HW3 remains safer than a human. Tesla Model Y became the second best-selling car in Germany in February, with 6,442 units sold. This was made possible by the Giga Berlin factory, which can quickly manufacture and deliver vehicles to customers. It is expected that Tesla Model Y will become the best-selling car in the world in 2023. Tesla is set to become the first vehicle manufacturer to eliminate 12-volt electrical components, replacing them with 48-volt systems. Other carmakers are also planning for 48-volt vehicles, and Tesla's VP of hardware engineering believes it is the future of low voltage design. The MG 4 is an all-electric hatchback that is set to launch in Australia this weekend. The car has already been tested on Australian roads and has been given a five-star safety rating by EuroNCAP. It has won multiple awards in the UK and is offered in two variants, the SE and the Trophy. It has a range of 435 km with 11 kW AC and 135 kW DC charging. It is expected to have a starting price of under $42,000. Mini is moving towards full electrification, with a redesigned Mini Cooper hatchback offered in both combustion and electric forms, aiming for a 50% electric sales split by mid-2025. Volvo's EX90 features a LiDAR bump for autonomous driving, but the software is still in development, and the EV costs around $80,000. Electric vehicles continued to dominate auto sales in Sweden in February, with BEVs having a 54.0% share, compared to PHEVs, which are slowing down in the country. The LEVC's electric TX black cab now represents over 40% of all black cabs in London, with over 6,000 electric TX taxis in operation, leading to a transition away from fossil fuel. Lamborghini has announced a new hybridized V-12 powertrain with up to 1001 horsepower, featuring three electric motors and a 3.8 kWh battery pack. Chinese President Xi Jinping expressed mixed feelings about the success of Contemporary Amperex Technology Co Ltd (CATL), the world's largest battery maker, as it looks to raise at least $5 billion by listing global depositary receipts in Switzerland. SWARCO Smart Charging is launching PoGo, a nationwide ultra-rapid EV charging network with over 2,000 charging stations over the next four years, providing EV drivers with 24/7 customer support. Volkswagen Group revised its EV sales target for Europe to 80% by 2030, up from the 70% originally stated, launching a refreshed version of its ID.3, unveiling an ID.7 near-production model, and introducing an all-electric Tiguan SUV for 2025. Bill Gates recently took a ride in the Mahindra Treo, an electric rickshaw, highlighting the importance of innovation to achieve a zero-carbon world, with Anand Mahindra challenging Gates to a three-wheeler EV drag race on his next trip to India. Amprius Technologies has selected the city of Brighton, Colorado for its 775,000 square foot gigafactory facility, with an initial capacity of 500 megawatt-hours, with the potential to reach 10 GWh in the long run. EV charging is becoming a popular option for employees, providing convenience and potentially cheaper electricity rates, helping to make up for gaps in available street charging for those without access to a driveway or garage. Origin Energy is launching a subscription car service and offering some customers free power, launching an electricity plan for EV drivers, aiming to help Australians access, power, and pay for EVs.
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