Well good morning, good afternoon and good evening, wherever you are in the world, hello and welcome to the Sunday 8th July edition of EV News Daily. It’s Martyn Lee here with the news you need to know about electric cars and the move towards sustainable transport.
SWISS CHARGERS BY EVTEC PLUGGED INTO 60KWH NISSAN LEAF
- EVTEC (@EVTECfastcharge) – First attempt successful: The #NISSAN LEAF charges with 102 kW. #EVTEC #CHAdeMO #Fastcharging #Electromobility
- So it looks like what we talked about yesterday was true, a fast charging rate of 102 kW at the SoC (State-of-Charge) of 32 %. So that would be almost certain that it’s the new Nissan LEAF unless they’ve worked out a way to charge the current 40Kwh battery at twice the speed it’s rated at. And considering some owners of the new LEAF are getting 20-30kW on their second rapid charge due to temps, it would be surprising if this wasn’t the 2019 model year LEAF.
- So a recap on the leaked specs, and none of this is official yet. 160kW motor will replace the current 110kW motor. 0-60mph or 0-100kmh will be between 6-7 seconds. The battery capacity will be 64kWh with 60kWh usable. And that should give you a range at least 225 miles, which the Thermal Management System will help with as well as helping with charge rates. The DC Fast Charger will be rated at 100kW and if it’s in line with others you’ll be charging at 11kW at home. However, and here it comes, the price is one of the best things about the Nissan LEAF, and it won’t be cheap. My prediction is £30,000 before any incentives, that’s 34,000 Euro, $52,000 CAD or $40,000 USD.
- @philroberts – That looks like a rebranded Delta Ultra charger that we offer, looks strange though as can’t see the Chademo holder in the centre and those units I’m pretty sure are only rated for 62.5kW at the moment on Chademo, I’ll ask the question. To be clear it will do 150kW on CCS just not sure it will do that on Chademo as the specs say 125A @500v (62.5kW) although I know the new Chademo spec is out for upto 400kW. That unit is 300A capable but think that’s only for two chargers at same time eg CCS & Chademo together.
WILL TESLA MODEL 3 DOUBLE THE SPEED OF MODEL S?
- “There’s a very interesting thread going on right now over at Tesla Motors Club Forum. It’s along the same lines as a recent article InsideEVs published about Model 3 Supercharging rates” reports George Bower: “based on a Tesla EPA document it looks like the Model 3 could be capable of a maximum charging current of 525 amps. as TMC member Zoomit points out, 116 kW is basically the limit of Gen 2 Superchargers. Perhaps we are seeing a charger limit and not a car limit. Maybe the Model 3 is actually capable of charging at HIGHER than 116 kW. If the Tesla Model 3 could hold this charge rate to 50% state of charge, it would imply 180 kW of charging power.”
TESLA OFFERS MODEL 3 TEST DRIVES FOR FIRST TIME
- Tesla started offering test drives of the Model 3 at four Bay Area locations: Dublin-Amador Plaza, Corte Madera, Sunnyvale and Palo Alto. Yesterday Tesla stareted offering Model 3 test drives at four more locations in the region: San Jose, Burlingame, San Francisco and Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto.
- “The test drives are offered to people who have put down $1,000 deposits on the Model 3. A Tesla staffer will accompany drivers.” says The Mercury News.
NEXT PEUGEOT 208 GTI TO GO ELECTRIC?
- Here’s a story I first saw in AutoExpress and now it’s in Evo.co.uk where Jordan Katsianis says: “The next Peugeot 208 GTi is likely to feature a pure electric drivetrain when it arrives in showrooms next year. As for the next 208 GTi, while the electric version may not immediately strike us as ideal hot hatch material, we’d be lying if we said we weren’t curious about what an all-electric Peugeot GTi might be like to drive.”
UK EV SALES EXCEED 6,000 IN LAST MONTH
- Here in the UK it’s still Plug In Hybrids which are surging ahead of pure BEVs.
- 1,519 BEVs (up 4% year-over-year)
- 4,753 PHEVs (up 54% year-over-year)
- Diesel sales were down -30% in the first half of the year
SEE VOLKSWAGEN’S I.D. R PIKES PEAK RUN FROM A HELICOPTER
- “This year Volkswagen took its all-electric I.D. R to Pikes Peak and took home the overall record. With Romain Dumas behind the wheel of this 671-hp all-electric race car, the VW managed to run the 12.42-mile circuit in only seven minutes and 57.148 seconds, which was 16 seconds faster than Sebastien Loeb’s 2013 record” according to Autoweek.com: “If you wanted to see what that run looked like, here’s your chance to take a bird’s-eye view. While this isn’t as mind-bending as watching Porsche’s 919 Evo shave a minute off the Nurburgring record, watching Dumas conquer Pikes Peak with only the whirr of electric motors is definitely a different experience.”
RELAX, YOUR ELECTRIC CAR WON’T SHORT-CIRCUIT YOUR PACEMAKER
- This will make you smile. You know we were talking about EV myths, here’s one i hadn’t heard. “Thanks to a recent study by German scientists, one other question appears to have been answered: Electric cars, they found, won’t interfere with a person’s pacemaker” says UF Health Podcasts: “The team found the electromagnetic strength was highest when the cars were being charged, but there was no pacemaker inhibition, no shocks and no devices needed to be reprogrammed. Electric cars are equipped with shielding to prevent electromagnetic interference with on-board computer systems, which the researchers said could explain the low electromagnetic strength inside the cars. This shielding may also be what protected the heart devices from any interference.”
@SveinMedhus – Not a single #BEV spoted in Mallorca this week, not even at this charger at Lluc. We have seen one real donkey and plenty of diesel-donkeys. Our donkey driver did not believe in the new 500 chargers to be paid by the ecotax by 2020 as reported by @EVNewsDaily . I miss #Norway ?
@B_McBeardface – If true and I was Nissan I’d be worried about sales of the current model. Most would see this and think ‘you know what? I may just wait for the next model’….
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