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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.
Trying a new thing so you know when to expect a show. We go live at 5pm UK, that’s Midday Eastern. Patreon supporters get the episodes as soon as they’re ready and ad free. You can be like them by clicking here. Welcome to a new Patreon supporter ROB HAMMOND who signed up last Thursday. Good morning, good afternoon, and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily, you trusted source of EV information. It’s Tuesday 7th March it’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. VOLVO CARS ALL-ELECTRIC SALES CLIMB TO 19% OF ALL SALES IN FEBRUARY - Original Source: https://www.greencarcongress.com/2023/03/20230306-volvocars.html VOLKSWAGEN TARGETS 200,000 SCOUT EV 4X4S AT NEW US FACTOR - Original Source: https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/volkswagen-targets-200000-scout-ev-4x4s-new-us-factor TESLA SLASHES PRICES FOR MODEL S AND MODEL X IN US - Original Source: https://techcrunch.com/2023/03/05/tesla-slashes-prices-for-model-s-and-model-y-in-us TESLA GIGAFACTORY MEXICO, MORE DETAILS ARE COMING IN - Original Source: https://electrek.co/2023/03/06/tesla-gigafactory-mexico-more-details/ TESLA BREAKS GROUND AT SOUTH TEXAS LITHIUM PLANT - Original Source: https://www.lmtonline.com/news/article/tesla-lithium-plant-17822542.php TXDOT TO ADD ELECTRIC VEHICLE LANES TO US 75 THIS YEAR - Original Source: https://localprofile.com/2023/03/06/txdot-electric-vehicle-lanes-us-75/ PORSCHE, FERRARI PUSH E-FUELS TO THE HEART OF EU ENGINE DEBATE - Original Source: https://europe.autonews.com/environmentemissions/porsche-and-ferrari-center-e-fuel-debate PORSCHE 911 GT2 RS REPORTEDLY GOING HYBRID WITH 919-SOURCED TECH - Original Source: https://www.autoblog.com/2023/03/06/porsche-911-gt2-rs-hybrid-rumor/ HONDA PLANS EV DIVISION, HINTS AT TESLA-LIKE CHARGING NETWORK - Original Source: https://news.google.com/rss/articles/CBMiaGh0dHBzOi8vd3d3Lm1vdG9yYXV0aG9yaXR5LmNvbS9uZXdzLzExMzg5NTFfaG9uZGEtcGxhbnMtZXYtZGl2aXNpb24taGludHMtYXQtdGVzbGEtbGlrZS1jaGFyZ2luZy1uZXR3b3Jr0gEA?oc=5 CAR INDUSTRY EXPECTS ALMOST 500,000 EV SALES THIS YEAR AS DEMAND SPIKES - Original Source: https://news.sky.com/story/car-industry-expects-almost-500-000-ev-sales-this-year-as-demand-spikes-12827166 BP PULSE OPENS LARGEST CHARGING HUB YET IN THE UK - Original Source: https://www.electrive.com/2023/03/06/bp-pulse-opens-largest-charging-hub-yet-in-the-uk/ HAMBURG OPENS LARGEST EV-SHARING HUB WITH 120 CHARGING POINTS - Original Source: https://www.electrive.com/2023/03/06/hamburg-opens-largest-ev-sharing-hub-with-120-charging-points/ ANALYSIS: FOXCONN RACES TO BECOME AN EV PLAYER AND THE CLOCK IS TICKING - Original Source: https://news.google.com/rss/articles/CBMiYWh0dHBzOi8vd3d3LnJldXRlcnMuY29tL3RlY2hub2xvZ3kvZm94Y29ubi1yYWNlcy1iZWNvbWUtYW4tZXYtcGxheWVyLWNsb2NrLWlzLXRpY2tpbmctMjAyMy0wMy0wNi_SAQA?oc=5 TAIWAN'S FOXCONN SEEKS COOPERATION WITH INDIA IN CHIPS, ELECTRIC VEHICLES - Original Source: https://energy.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/power/taiwans-foxconn-seeks-cooperation-with-india-in-chips-electric-vehicles/98439204?redirect=1 JB STRAUBEL'S REDWOOD MATERIALS SECURES $2 BILLION DOE LOAN - Original Source: https://insideevs.com/news/655784/redwood-materials-2-billion-dollar-doe-load-anode-foil/ NIO OFFICIALLY OPENS FIRST EV BATTERY SWAP STATION IN DENMARK - Original Source: https://electrek.co/2023/03/06/nio-first-ev-battery-swap-station-denmark/ XIAOMI ELECTRIC CAR TO START MASS PRODUCTION IN EARLY 2024 - Original Source: https://www.laprensalatina.com/xiaomi-electric-car-to-start-mass-production-in-early-2024/ XPENG OFFICIALLY UNVEILS P7I, FACELIFT OF P7, IN CHINA - Original Source: https://cnevpost.com/2023/03/06/xpeng-officially-unveils-p7i-in-china/ HYUNDAI TECH CAN AUTOMATICALLY LIFT OR LOWER EVS TO IMPROVE RANGE AND PROTECT THE BATTERIES - Original Source: https://electrek.co/2023/03/06/hyundai-tech-automatically-adjust-ev-height-improve-range/ GEORGIA THIEVES BUSTED BY COPS WHEN THEY STOPPED TO CHARGE GETAWAY TESLA - Original Source: https://www.foxbusiness.com/technology/georgia-thieves-busted-cops-charge-getaway-tesla ELECTRIFYING OSLO: HOW THE NORWEGIAN CAPITAL CITY CONTINUES TO REMAIN A PIONEER IN ELECTRIC VEHICLE ADOPTION AND USAGE - Original Source: https://www.intelligenttransport.com/transport-articles/143162/electrifying-oslo-norwegian-capital-pioneer-electric-vehicle-adoption-usage/ 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 7th 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. Volvo reported that their Recharge lineup of fully electric and plug-in hybrid cars accounted for 40% of all Volvo cars sold globally in February, with fully electric car sales increasing by 187% and representing 18.7% of total sales. Volkswagen's Scout brand is set to launch an electric 4x4 vehicle in 2026, featuring SUV and pick-up variants, and will be built in South Carolina with a projected production of up to 200,000 per year. Tesla has reduced the prices of their Model S sedan and Model X SUV in the U.S. for the second time this year, with the Model S dropping from $104,990 to $89,990 and the Model X falling from $120,990 to $99,990. Tesla plans to build a Gigafactory Mexico near Monterrey, Nuevo León, with the factory expected to span 4,200 acres, cost around $5 billion to build, and employ 7,000 people directly. Tesla is planning to open a lithium manufacturing plant near Corpus Christi, Texas later this year, with the plant expected to have an annual capacity of 50 gigawatt hours and to create job opportunities in the area. The Texas Department of Transportation is creating EV-friendly lanes on the US 75 highway to promote the usage of electric vehicles for transportation, as part of an electric vehicle infrastructure plan for the state of Texas. Porsche and Ferrari are pushing for an exception to the EU's proposed 2035 ban on new internal combustion engine vehicles for synthetic e-fuels, which are essentially renewable electricity converted into a combustible liquid, and can allow for the continuation of lightweight sports cars with roaring engines. The Porsche 911 GT2 RS is set to become the fastest and most powerful street-legal 911 with a mild-hybrid system. It is expected to debut in 2026, featuring an electric motor and battery pack sourced from Porsche's Le Mans-winning 919 Hybrid. Honda plans to launch 30 EVs globally by 2030, including the Prologue SUV in 2024, affordable EVs in 2027, and two sports cars. The company is also developing a new EV brand, Afeela, with Sony and is considering establishing its charging network. The UK car industry is expecting almost 500,000 new hybrid and electric cars on the roads this year due to increasing production and sales, including a 26.2% YoY increase in new registrations in February. SMMT is calling for the budget to address affordability and access to charging for electric vehicles. BP Pulse opened its largest EV charging hub in the UK, featuring ten 300 kW chargers with a total capacity of 3 MW, capable of charging up to 20 vehicles simultaneously. BP is investing up to £18 billion in EV charging infrastructure and is planning to have "hundreds of additional charging hubs" in the UK by 2030. Hamburg has opened Europe's largest EV-sharing hub, featuring 120 parking spots with charging points. The HVV Switch system has 200 charging points distributed across 16 locations, with plans to expand charging infrastructure to 20 more locations by the end of 2023. Foxconn is aggressively pursuing a 5% share of the global EV market by 2025, offering access to U.S. federal incentives and its Mobility in Harmony EV platform. It has acquired the former GM plant in Ohio and has hired a former Nissan executive to lead its efforts. According to Goldman Sachs, the market for EV outsourcing is expected to reach $36 billion in 2025 and $144 billion in 2030. Foxconn is looking to expand its operations in India by seeking partners to cooperate in areas such as chips and electric vehicles. It has already established factories in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu and announced a major investment in Karnataka expected to generate over one lakh jobs. Redwood Materials has been awarded a $2 billion loan from the Department of Energy's Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program. The funding will support the construction and expansion of Redwood's new battery materials campus and produce ultra-thin battery-grade copper foil and cathode active materials from new and recycled feedstocks. NIO has opened its first battery swap station in Denmark, bringing its total stations in Europe to twelve, and is considering licensing its battery swap technology to other countries. The station is centrally located, providing access to nearly 390,000 chargers through third-party agreements. Xiaomi is set to begin mass production of its first electric cars in early 2024, after investing over $434 million in research and development. The company has partnered with Super Soco to produce electric motorcycles. Hyundai Mobis has developed Electric Leveling Control technology that can automatically adjust the height of an EV by up to 6 cm depending on the driving environment. The technology uses sensors to determine the optimal ride height and adjusts using an electric hydraulic pump to control it from all four wheels. Oslo has become the "EV capital of the world," with 32% of the city's car fleet being electric. The city has implemented policies to encourage EV adoption, such as free parking and passing through toll roads, as well as making the benefits of EVs more visible to drivers. The city is also aiming to reduce private car use by 20% by 2025 and expand public transportation and public bank of battery containers.
France’s Plugin EV Market Share Reaches 23.8% in February, Dacia Spring Still Best-Selling Full Electric Source: https://cleantechnica.com/2023/03/04/frances-plugin-evs-hit-24-in-february-dacia-spring-still-boss/ Mazda MX-30 Sales Disappoint in the US, While Overall Sales Remain Positive Source: https://insideevs.com/news/559031/mazda-mx30-us-sales-disappoint/ German Minority Party Tries to Block EU Rule for 100% BEVs by 2035 Source: https://cleantechnica.com/2023/03/05/minority-german-party-tries-to-block-eu-rule-to-go-100-bev-by-2035/ GM Teams Up with Samsung SDI for Battery Joint Venture Plant in Michigan Source: https://www.businesskorea.co.kr/news/articleView.html?idxno=83285 Li Auto spotted building 800 V high-voltage superchargers Source: https://cnevpost.com/2023/03/06/li-auto-spotted-building-800-v-high-voltage-superchargers/ Tesla cuts prices on new inventory vehicles in Europe by up to 7% Source: https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-discount-inventory-vehicles-europe/ Tesla to Release Carbon Ceramic Brake Kit for Model S Plaid to Reach Advertised Top Speed Source: https://www.autoevolution.com/news/tesla-s-carbon-ceramic-brake-kit-starts-selling-soon-it-s-an-invite-only-affair-for-now-211316.html Tesla recalling thousands of Model Ys due to seat belt issue that can’t be fixed via software Source: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/tesla-recalling-thousands-model-ys-003538561.html Our Next Energy to Provide Energy Storage for Berkshire Hathaway Project in W.Va. Source URL: https://www.autonews.com/suppliers/ev-battery-company-our-next-energy-partners-berkshire-hathaway-wva Evercharge and Passkey Partner to Develop Battery Energy Storage at EV Charging Locations Source URL: https://batteriesnews.com/evercharge-passkey-partner-develop-battery-energy-storage-systems-solve-lack-sufficient-energy-at-ev-charging-locations/ US electric vehicle market warms to Chinese battery technology Source URL: https://www.ft.com/content/7548c4f6-b76f-4b23-ac4f-29461729745f When Toyota gets humbled, everyone should take note Source URL: https://www.autonews.com/commentary/when-toyota-gets-humbled-everyone-should-take-note Greenpeace accuses Toyota of greenwashing in Australia https://thenewdaily.com.au/finance/consumer/2023/03/03/greenwashing-greenpeace-toyota-complaint-accc/ Xcel Energy's Plan for Largest Utility-Owned Charging Network Sparks Opposition in Minnesota Source URL: https://www.startribune.com/xcels-plan-for-largest-u-s-utility-owned-charging-network-sparks-strong-opposition/600256296/ Two-thirds of Planned European Battery Production at Risk, Analysis Shows Source: https://www.transportenvironment.org/discover/two-thirds-of-european-battery-production-at-risk-analysis/ Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure a Cybersecurity Target Source URL: https://www.darkreading.com/ics-ot/ev-charging-infrastructure-electric-cyberattack-opportunity 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 6th 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. France's plugin electric vehicle (EV) market share reached 23.8% in February, with full electrics driving the growth, while traditional combustion-only powertrains declined to 49%. The Dacia Spring remains the best-selling full electric, followed by Tesla's Model Y and Peugeot e208. Mazda North American Operations reported its best-ever February sales in the US, while the newly introduced Mazda MX-30 electric vehicle (EV) is not selling well in the US with only two sales in February. A minority German political party, the Free Democratic Party (FDP), is attempting to block the EU regulation to ban internal combustion light vehicles by 2035. The FDP wants biofuel-powered vehicles to be exempt, hoping to support the German car industry, but the EU regulation is necessary to ensure the transition to fully electric vehicles. General Motors (GM) has announced its partnership with Samsung SDI to build a joint venture plant in Michigan, USA, marking the company's second partnership with an automaker in North America. The plant will have an annual production capacity of 50 GWh. Li Auto is building an 800 V high-voltage supercharging station in China, indicating preparations for a transition to pure electric vehicles. The company plans to accumulate 3,000 supercharging stations by 2025. Tesla has reduced the price of new inventory Model 3 and Model Y vehicles in Europe by 1.5% to 7%, with savings varying across different countries. This likely comes as Tesla looks to increase its market share in the competitive European market, following similar strategies it has implemented in China. Tesla will start selling the Carbon Ceramic Brake Kit for the Model S Plaid, enabling the sporty sedan to reach its advertised top speed of 200 mph. The kit will cost $20,000 and is expected to be released in limited quantities. Tesla is recalling 3,470 Model Y cars due to an issue with seat bolts that could affect the seat belt system in a collision. Unlike previous recalls that could be resolved via over-the-air software updates, this recall requires a physical fix. Our Next Energy has been selected by BHE Renewables to provide energy storage units to a solar-powered manufacturing hub in West Virginia worth $500 million. The EV battery startup will also build a factory on the site to assemble more battery storage systems. EverCharge and PassKey are collaborating to develop a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) to supplement EverCharge’s EV charging stations. The BESS will be used to consolidate power during off-peak hours and deploy the energy via EV charging stations during periods of high demand. Lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery technology, which is prevalent in China, is gaining ground in the US electric vehicle market as manufacturers look to embrace its cheaper cost and safety, despite holding less energy per pound than nickel-rich batteries. Our Next Energy will begin producing LFP batteries in Michigan this month, expanding next year after opening a new $1.6bn plant, and by 2027, it intends to supply enough LFP batteries for 200,000 EVs. Incoming Toyota CEO Koji Sato is calling for big changes in the way Toyota does business after the company acknowledged that Tesla has leapfrogged them in battery-powered cars, inspiring Toyota to regroup and find better solutions. Toyota is already working on a new EV platform to go into production in 2026. Greenpeace has lodged a complaint with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) accusing Toyota Australia of greenwashing, claiming the car manufacturer's claims about its environmental credentials are misleading. The complaint comes after an ACCC review found that 57% of 247 Australian companies reviewed had made "concerning" claims about their environmental credentials. Xcel Energy's plan to install approximately 730 EV fast chargers in Minnesota, which would make it the largest utility-owned charging system in the country, has sparked opposition from various stakeholders, including the gas station and EV charging industries, the Minnesota Department of Commerce, and consumers. While Xcel hopes to jump-start the slow EV market in Minnesota, critics argue that Xcel's market power as a monopoly utility would crowd out private investment, ultimately slowing EV growth. Over two-thirds of planned lithium-ion battery production in Europe is at risk of being delayed, scaled down or cancelled, due to American subsidies and slow permitting processes, warns a report by Transport & Environment. Without EU-wide financial support to scale up battery production, Europe will not be able to satisfy its battery demand in 2030 and will need to import from foreign rivals. Electric vehicle charging infrastructure is vulnerable to cyberattacks, according to cybersecurity experts. There are concerns that the rush to create a comprehensive charging infrastructure could come at the expense of cybersecurity.
Lucid Motors Continues European Expansion with Norway Launch Source URL: https://www.electrive.com/2023/03/03/lucid-expands-to-norway/ Ford's Electric Cars to Get Burnout Mode https://carbuzz.com/news/burnout-mode-coming-to-fords-electric-cars Lynk & Co's First EV: A Game-Changer in the Electric Car Market Source: https://cars.usnews.com/cars-trucks/features/lynk-&-co-first-ev First Toyota BZ3 EV co-developed with BYD rolls off the line Source URL: https://electrek.co/2023/03/03/first-toyota-bz3-ev-co-developed-with-byd-rolls-off-the-line/ Spy Shots Reveal Lamborghini Urus Plug-in Hybrid to Debut in 2024 Source: https://www.motorauthority.com/news/1126768_2024-lamborghini-urus-plug-in-hybrid-spy-shots Volvo delivers 20 electric trucks to DFDS in Gothenburg Source: https://www.ukhaulier.co.uk/news/road-transport/emobility/volvo-delivers-20-electric-trucks-to-dfds-in-gothenburg/ Colorado Releases Electric Vehicle Plan to Accelerate EV Adoption Source: https://coloradonewsline.com/briefs/colorado-releases-electric-vehicle-plan/ Tesla Reviews European Investment Plans Following Biden's IRA Source URL: https://www.cnbc.com/2023/03/03/tesla-one-of-many-companies-to-review-investments-in-europe-after-biden-ira.html Turkey imposes a 40% additional tariff on electric vehicle imports from China Source URL: https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/turkey-imposes-40-additional-tariff-electric-vehicles-imports-china-2023-03-03/ Can California's Power Grid Handle a 15-Fold Increase in Electric Cars? Source: https://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2023/03/03/can-californias-power-grid-handle-a-15-fold-increase-in-electric-cars Lithium Carbonate Prices Predicted to Drop Significantly, According to Li Auto CEO Source: https://cnevpost.com/2023/03/03/lithium-carbonate-prices-to-fall-sharply-li-auto-ceo-says/ Automakers Rush Where Miners Fear to Tread Source: https://www.reuters.com/markets/commodities/automakers-rush-where-miners-fear-tread-2023-03-03/ 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 Sunday 5th 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. Lucid Motors has announced its expansion into Norway, one of the most advanced markets for EVs globally, following successful launches in North America and the United Arab Emirates. The company will launch its flagship electric sedan, the Lucid Air, in Norway in the coming months and plans to open showrooms in Oslo and Bergen later this year. Ford is adding a "burnout mode" to its electric cars, allowing the vehicles to spin their wheels without moving. The feature will be available on all of Ford's electric vehicles, including the Mustang Mach-E GT, and is sure to appeal to car enthusiasts. Chinese automaker Geely's subsidiary, Lynk & Co, has launched its first electric vehicle, the Zero Concept, at the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show. The EV has a range of up to 435 miles, cutting-edge technology, and is aimed at urban, younger drivers, with a subscription service that includes insurance and maintenance. Toyota has announced that the BZ3, its first electric vehicle co-developed with BYD, has rolled off the production line. The compact SUV will have a range of around 250 miles, advanced driver assistance systems, and will be launched in China first. Lamborghini is reportedly set to introduce its first-ever plug-in hybrid vehicle, the 2024 Lamborghini Urus Plug-in Hybrid. The car is expected to offer an electric driving range of about 30 miles, an 800-hp power output, and will be built on the same platform as the current Urus model. Volvo has delivered 20 electric trucks to DFDS in Gothenburg to be used for distribution and delivery services. DFDS aims to transition to electric trucks to reduce its carbon footprint and improve air quality in urban areas. Colorado has released its Electric Vehicle (EV) Plan to accelerate EV adoption with a goal of installing 500,000 charging ports by 2030, increasing EV availability through incentives, and addressing equity concerns. The plan takes a comprehensive approach to expanding EV infrastructure, promoting consumer awareness and education, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Tesla is among several companies reviewing their investments in Europe to comply with the IRA announced by President Biden, which aims to reduce electronic waste. The company is committed to environmental sustainability and actively seeking ways to comply with the IRA, including reviewing its Gigafactory in Berlin. Turkey has imposed a 40% additional tariff on electric vehicle imports from China starting from March 2023 to boost local production and employment. This decision aligns with Turkey's goal to reduce its reliance on foreign imports and increase domestic production while presenting opportunities for other countries to expand their electric vehicle exports to Turkey. California's Independent System Operator (CAISO) has raised concerns over whether the state's power grid can manage the surge in electric vehicles (EVs). A 15-fold increase in EVs could result in a 25% increase in electricity demand in California by 2045, but the report suggests that the challenges can be mitigated with proper planning, investment in renewable energy, and implementation of programs to incentivize charging during off-peak hours. Li Auto's CEO, Li Xiang, predicts that the price of lithium carbonate will drop by up to 40% in the next year due to an increase in production capacity and supply chain improvements, which will benefit the electric vehicle industry. This decrease in prices will make electric vehicles more accessible to consumers and lead to lower costs for manufacturers. Automakers such as Volkswagen and General Motors are investing in and partnering with mining startups and junior mining companies to secure a steady supply of minerals needed for EV batteries. However, these partnerships present challenges, including lack of experience and infrastructure for large-scale mining operations, and navigating the complexities of the mining industry.
Tesla deploys first Supercharger V4: A huge upgrade for DC fast-charging stations Source: https://electrek.co/2023/03/03/tesla-deploying-first-supercharger-v4-huge/ EV Registrations in Germany Surpass One Million Mark Source: https://www.electrive.com/2023/03/03/ev-registrations-in-germany-surpass-one-million-mark/ Norway’s Plugins Continue to Grow: Tesla Model Y Bestseller Source: https://cleantechnica.com/2023/03/03/norways-plugins-continue-to-grow-tesla-model-y-bestseller/ Electric Vehicles Grab Record 6.8% Share of Australia Market as Tesla Dominates Source: https://thedriven.io/2023/03/03/electric-vehicles-grab-record-6-8-pct-share-of-australia-market-as-tesla-rules-again/ Tesla Sells 74,402 China-made Electric Vehicles in February 2023 Source: https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/tesla-sold-74402-china-made-vehicles-february-2023-03-03/ BYD’s New Energy Car Sales Soar by 119% in 2022 Source: https://www.asiafinancial.com/byd-new-energy-car-sales-up-119-from-2022-yicai Volkswagen plans for new factories in North America https://www.autonews.com/manufacturing/vw-unit-scout-motors-plant-be-built-south-carolina Rivian Announces 2023 R1S with Max Pack Battery and 390-Mile Range Source: https://www.edmunds.com/car-news/rivian-announces-r1s-with-390-mile-range-is-coming-this-fall.html Ford Plans to Triple Production of F-150 Lightning This Year Source: https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a43177610/ford-production-increase-f-150-lighting-mustang-mach-e-bronco-sport-maverick/ U.S. Transportation Secretary Highlights Importance of Electric Vehicle Manufacturing Jobs in Kentucky https://eu.courier-journal.com/story/news/2023/03/03/pete-buttigieg-visits-kentucky-ford-battery-plant-talks-ev/69965310007/ Mercedes begins building battery recycling factory in southern Germany Source: https://europe.autonews.com/automakers/mercedes-benz-launches-battery-recycling-catl-2-other-chinese-companies US EV Journeys Are Up https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1138934_us-ev-trip-lengths-are-way-up-nearly-equaling-gasoline-trips EV Range Anxiety Is A Myth https://arstechnica.com/cars/2023/03/why-its-time-to-officially-get-over-your-ev-range-anxiety/ 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 Saturday 4th 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. Tesla has started deploying its Supercharger V4, an upgrade to its DC fast-charging stations, with a station spotted under construction in the Netherlands featuring much larger stalls and potentially higher charge rates. The new Supercharger V4 also offers a longer cable, a crucial upgrade for accommodating non-Tesla electric vehicles that have different charge port locations. Germany's electric vehicle market share has risen to 15.7%, with over one million electric cars now registered. Despite a decline in new plug-in hybrid registrations, the number of electric cars on German roads increased by 63.8% compared to the previous year. Norway's plugin electric vehicle market continues to expand, with a 90.1% share of all new auto sales in February 2023, driven by the growth of full electric vehicles (BEVs) such as the Tesla Model Y. Electric vehicle sales reached a record high in Australia in February, with a 6.8% share of new car sales, according to data compiled by vFacts on behalf of the Federated Chamber of Automotive Industries. Tesla dominated the market, accounting for 60% of electric vehicle sales in the month. Tesla sold 74,402 China-made electric vehicles in February 2023, an increase from the previous year's 4,630 cars. The Model Y was the most popular vehicle, with 39,579 units sold, followed by the Model 3 with 33,120 units sold. Chinese automaker BYD has reported a 119% increase in sales of its new energy vehicles (NEVs) in 2022, selling a total of 589,577 units, due to its continued investment in R&D, partnerships with major tech companies and expansion into global markets. BYD's success in the NEV market is attributed to its commitment to sustainability and expansion into new markets, as demand for environmentally friendly vehicles continues to grow. Volkswagen Group has announced plans to build a $2 billion assembly plant in South Carolina to manufacture battery-electric pickups and SUVs for its nascent Scout Motors brand. The plant will bring an estimated 4,000 jobs and have an annual capacity of over 200,000. Rivian will release a new variant of its R1S electric SUV, the 2023 R1S with the Max Pack battery and dual-motor AWD powertrain, with an expected driving range of up to 390 miles and an acceleration time of 3.5 seconds from zero to 60 mph. The upcoming R1S will also be fitted with Rivian's new in-house-designed Enduro drive unit. Ford is set to triple the production of its electric F-150 Lightning this year, after fixing a battery issue that caused production to pause. US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg visited the BlueOval SK Battery Park in Glendale, Kentucky, to highlight the importance of electric vehicle manufacturing jobs in the region. The battery park, a joint venture between Ford Motor and SK On, is expected to create 5,000 new jobs and will be the largest battery park in the world. Mercedes-Benz has launched a battery recycling program with two Chinese companies, CATL and GEM, to promote sustainable production and disposal of EV batteries. The program will be carried out in China, where CATL and GEM will recycle Mercedes-Benz EV batteries and extract raw materials such as cobalt, nickel, and lithium for reuse in new batteries. The companies aim to create a closed-loop system that will enable up to 95% of the raw materials from used batteries to be recovered and reused. According to a report by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), electric vehicles (EVs) in the United States are being driven farther per trip than ever before, nearly equaling the distance traveled by gasoline-powered vehicles. Range anxiety is a relic of the past and no longer relevant to today's EVs. Modern EVs offer ranges of 200-300 miles or more on a single charge, which is more than enough for the vast majority of daily driving needs.
Tesla investor day one generation ahead of rivals: former Ford CEO Source: https://www.autoblog.com/2023/03/02/tesla-investor-day-one-generation-ahead-of-rivals-former-ford-ceo/ Tesla Installs 4th-Generation Supercharger Posts in Europe with Longer Cables Source: https://teslanorth.com/2023/03/01/tesla-4th-gen-supercharger-posts-being-installed-in-europe-with-longer-cables/ Tesla's "Magic Dock" Superchargers Now Open to Non-Tesla EVs in North America Source: https://insideevs.com/news/655138/tesla-magic-dock-supercharger-review/ Tesla secures $330 million tax incentives for electric semi facility in Nevada Source URL: https://eu.rgj.com/story/news/money/business/2023/03/02/tesla-gets-330-million-tax-incentives-for-electric-semi-facility-nevada/69963517007/ Ford plans to restart production of electric F-150 Lightning after battery issue Source URL: https://www.cnbc.com/2023/03/02/ford-f-150-lightning-production-restart.html Polestar reports record revenue and cuts losses by half in 2022 Source: https://www.cnbc.com/2023/03/02/polestar-psny-q4-earnings-ev-production.html VinFast Delivers First Cars to US Customers Amidst Questions About Company Stability Source URL: https://cleantechnica.com/2023/03/02/vinfast-delivers-first-cars-to-us-customers-amidst-questions-about-company-stability/ Buick Electra E5 Interior Revealed: A Tech-Loaded Cabin on Buick's First Ultium-Based EV https://www.autoblog.com/2023/03/02/buick-electra-e5-interior/ New LG-Honda EV Battery Plant Breaks Ground in Central Ohio Source: https://colubusunderground.com/new-lg-honda-ev-battery-plant-breaks-ground-in-central-ohio-we1/ Aston Martin to Unveil Future Model Lineup Including a New Electric Car Source URL: https://europe.autonews.com/automakers/aston-martin-announce-future-lineup-including-electric-car First Bus orders 117 electric buses from Wrightbus with UK gov funding Source URL: https://www.electrive.com/2023/03/02/first-bus-orders-117-electric-buses-from-wrightbus/ Here's What Redwood Learned in Its First Year of EV Battery Recycling Source URL: https://arstechnica.com/cars/2023/03/heres-what-redwood-learned-in-its-first-year-of-ev-battery-recycling/ Daimler Buses focuses Mannheim plant on e-city buses https://www.electrive.com/2023/03/02/daimler-buses-focuses-mannheim-plant-on-e-city-buses/ UK Renewables Generated More Electricity Than Gas This Winter Source URL: https://m.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/uk-world/uk-renewables-generated-more-electricity-than-gas-this-winter/55626250.html Relentless Rise in Carbon Emissions Tempered by Renewable Energy Surge Source URL: https://www.carbonbrief.org/daily-brief/relentless-rise-in-carbon-emissions-tempered-by-renewable-energy-surge/#singlebrief6 Study Shows Heat Pumps are Cheaper Than Green Hydrogen in Europe Source URL: https://cleantechnica.com/2023/03/02/study-heat-pumps-2-3x-cheaper-than-green-hydrogen-in-europe/ 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 3rd 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. Former Ford CEO Mark Fields believes that Tesla is one generation ahead of its competitors in the EV race, despite its stock dropping around 7% after its investor day presentation failed to confirm any new car models. Tesla's keys to winning the EV race come down to product appeal, software or user interface, controlling cost, and consistent execution. Tesla has started installing its fourth-generation Supercharger posts in Europe with longer cables to reach charging ports of different EV models, according to Tesla's Head of Global Charging Infrastructure, Rebecca Tinucci. The company's charging network is now the world's largest global fast-charging network with over 40,000 Superchargers in 46 countries. Tesla has opened up its Supercharger network in North America to non-Tesla EVs at 8 Supercharger locations in New York and 2 in California, fitted with the new "magic dock" interface. Ccharging costs vary by location but Tesla offers a membership for reduced charging rates. Tesla has been granted over $330 million in tax incentives by the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development board for the company’s new electric semi truck and battery manufacturing facility, as part of an expansion of Tesla’s Nevada Gigafactory. In return, Tesla has committed to investing $3.6 billion over 10 years and hiring 3,000 new employees with an average wage of $33.49 per hour. Ford has announced plans to resume production of its electric F-150 Lightning pickup truck on March 13 after a battery issue caused one of the vehicles to catch fire. The resumption of production will be watched closely as Ford seeks to compete in the growing electric vehicle market. Polestar, the EV brand owned by Volvo Cars and Geely, announced an 84% increase in revenue for 2022 and halved its net loss to $466m. The company aims to launch two new EV models this year and increase its deliveries by nearly 60% to around 80,000 cars. Vietnamese automaker VinFast has delivered the first batch of 45 vehicles to US customers amid doubts about the company's corporate health. CleanTechnica confirms VinFast's assembly process is on track and the company has delivered over 4,278 EVs to local customers in Vietnam. Buick China has revealed the interior of its upcoming battery-electric crossover, the Electra E5, which boasts advanced technology such as a 30-inch EyeMax curved OLED screen and wireless charging. The vehicle is expected to launch in China before mid-year and in the U.S. for the 2024 model year. LG Energy Solutions and Honda have broken ground on a new joint venture battery plant in Ohio, representing a $4.4 billion investment and the creation of 2,200 new jobs. The plant will produce lithium-ion batteries to power Honda vehicles for North American consumers, with the goal of shifting to 100% EV sales by 2040. Aston Martin is set to reveal a future model lineup that includes a new full-electric car at a capital markets day for investors this summer, according to Chairman Lawrence Stroll. The luxury carmaker is currently overhauling its three core front-engine sports cars, the DB11, the Vantage, and the DBS, with the first to be delivered to customers this autumn. First Bus has ordered an additional 117 electric buses from Wrightbus to operate in four UK cities, with additional funding from the British government. This order, along with the previous one, will enable First Bus to operate over 600 electric buses by March 2024 and supports the company's goal of being CO2 neutral by 2035 Redwood Materials has completed its first year of recycling electric vehicle (EV) batteries and has recovered over 95% of lithium, cobalt, nickel, copper, and other metals from 1,268 battery packs weighing over 500,000 lbs. The company says the cost driver is logistics, which will reduce over time as end-of-life pack volumes increase. Daimler Buses is transforming its Mannheim plant into a center for electric city buses, and it will invest around €150m in both its German plants by the end of the decade. The company plans to offer CO2-neutral vehicles in all segments in Europe and Latin America by 2030, and it aims to sell only fully electric vehicles for city buses in Europe. Renewable energy sources in the UK generated more electricity than gas during the winter season, producing enough energy to power every home in the UK. The progress was made through the use of wind, hydro, and solar energy, and is in line with the UK government's goal of reaching net-zero emissions by 2050. A new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) shows that while global carbon dioxide emissions have increased, the growth has been tempered by a surge in renewable energy. The growth in renewable energy is driven by an increase in wind and solar installations and more supportive government policies, and the IEA emphasizes the need to accelerate the transition to renewable energy to achieve a sustainable future. A new study from the European Heat Pump Association and the European Heat Pump Network shows that heat pumps are significantly cheaper than green hydrogen for producing heat in Europe. Decarbonizing heating is a critical part of the EU's goal to reach net-zero by 2050, and the study highlights the role of heat pumps in achieving it.
TESLA'S ROADMAP TO A RENEWABLE ENERGY ECONOMY: INSIGHTS FROM INVESTOR DAY Tesla's recent Investor Day and Battery Day presentations highlighted the company's commitment to transitioning the world to a sustainable energy economy. The expanded Master Plan 3 aims to create a renewable energy economy using storage, renewable power, and manufacturing expense. Tesla estimates that achieving this goal will require 240 TWh of storage, 30 TW of new solar/wind, and about $10T. Elon Musk outlined an ambitious plan for global decarbonization, emphasizing the role that batteries and electric vehicles can play in making this transition possible. Tesla's next-generation vehicles and radically reinvented assembly process were also showcased, positioning the company well in the race for electrification. In terms of reducing the cost of producing electric vehicles, Tesla plans to produce its own batteries and reduce the cost by as much as 56 percent. The company's new battery design, which incorporates a tabless electrode, will increase energy density by up to 5 times and reduce the cost of manufacturing by up to 14 percent. Tesla is also working on electrifying high-temperature industrial processes and reducing the total cost of ownership of electric vehicles. The company aims to reduce the cost of its next-gen vehicle by 50 percent compared to the Model 3. Overall, Tesla's presentations demonstrated the company's commitment to driving innovation and cost reduction to make sustainable energy and electric vehicles more accessible to consumers. The focus on reducing costs throughout the supply chain and improving end-use efficiency will enable exponential growth in volume, making a sustainable energy economy within reach.
Polestar 5 Spy Shots https://www.motor1.com/news/654978/polestar-5-spied-provisional-lights/ 2024 Volkswagen ID.3 Facelift Brings Updates Both Inside And Out Source URL: https://www.motor1.com/news/567698/2024-volkswagen-id3-facelift/ Volkswagen Unveils Revamped ID.3 with Higher Quality and Prices Source: https://www.electrive.com/2023/03/01/revised-vw-id-3-higher-quality-at-higher-prices/ Volkswagen Group launches new application store for cars with CARIAD and HARMAN Source URL: https://cariad.technology/de/en/news/stories/launch-application-store-for-volkswagen-group.html Kia to Unveil Flagship Electric SUV, EV9, in Mid-March Source URL: https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/kia-ev9-flagship-suv-confirmed-mid-march-reveal EVs and Hybrids Since 1997 Could Face Retrofitting for Pedestrian Warnings Source URL: https://jalopnik.com/evs-and-hybrids-made-since-1997-could-be-forced-to-retr-1850109352 Jaguar Land Rover owner demands £500mn from UK for battery factory Source URL: https://www.ft.com/content/f4c5f4e7-b1c6-4499-865d-1247f3302f34 Controversial Electric Vehicle Tax Cancels 243 EV Registrations in Victoria, Australia Source: https://thedriven.io/2023/03/01/controversial-electric-vehicle-tax-has-taken-243-evs-off-the-roads-so-far/ New all-electric Abarth 500e priced at £38,695 in the UK Source URL: https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/new-all-electric-abarth-500e-priced-%C2%A338695-uk Genesis Seeks Retail Partners to Expand Its Presence in the UK Source URL: https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/business-car-sales/genesis-seeks-retail-partners-ahead-huge-uk-expansion Sodium-ion Batteries to be Deployed in China with Renault Partner Source URL: https://www.electrive.com/2023/03/01/sodium-ion-batteries-deployed-in-china-with-renault-partner/ Mini Countryman EV Confirmed for Production in 2023 Source URL: https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/mini-countryman-ev-confirmed-production-2023 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 RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK 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
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