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Well good morning, good afternoon and good evening, wherever you are in the world, hello and welcome to the Monday 16th 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.



  • The delivery times for the Tesla Model 3 keep coming down. One of your fellow listeners emailed me last week to say between Design Studio and email saying it was complete, was 10 days. But that seems unlikely for most.
  • “Delivery times for a new Tesla Model 3 order have been dropped to as little as a month in the US, down from the 3-5 month delivery window that was previously in place” report TechCrunch: “Both the long-range rear-wheel model (until recently the only one in production) and the performance dual-motor model are now showing delivery times of 1-3 months. That leaves the long-range dual-motor model configuration, yours in approximately 2-4 months once you’ve put your cash down. This is just a few days after orders were opened up to everyone in the US, reservation or not.”



  • Chinese car maker NIO, which builds the EP9 with 1,342hp getting 0-60mph out the way in 2.7 seconds. “Nio EP9’s electric hypercar has set the fastest time for a street-legal car in the Goodwood Festival of Speed’s famous hill climb” says MotorAuthority: “The car ran a time of 44.61 seconds during Saturday’s Supercar shootout event, which eclipsed the previous time of 47.07 set by a McLaren P1. The EP9, like the P1 LM, isn’t a regular production car, as just 16 examples are planned. Also, the car’s street-legal tires were swapped out for racing slicks for this weekend’s hill climb. Still, the EP9’s run was incredible and a true sign that electric cars have the potential to rewrite the rule book on performance.”


  • Meanwhile the VW I.D. R Pikes Peak Racer is still setting records. “Having smashed the all-time record at Pikes Peak last month, the I.D. R was expected to be among the quickest runners at the 2018 Festival of Speed – and it hasn’t let the side down. On Saturday, with Roman Dumas again driving, it whined its way to a 43.05 secs time over the famed 1.1-mile course, shattering the previous record for electric cars.” reports Nic Cackett for “On Sunday the I.D. R and Dumas repeated the feat in the final shootout, managing a 43.86 secs run to make it the first electric car to win the event outright. In a sign of the times, it was an electric car in second place, too – the remarkable NIO EP9”



  • “Newly-crowned Formula E champion Jean-Eric Vergne won a thrilling season-ending New York ePrix on Sunday, but his victory wasn’t enough to seal the teams’ title for his Techeetah squad.” writes Alex Kalinauckas for “The race took place in hot and sunny conditions ? in stark contrast to the wet weather from earlier in the day, which at one point caused organisers to temporarily suspend the event due to the threat of lightening in the area ? although that weather threat disappeared and the race took place as scheduled. Vergne led the 43-lap race from the first corner after muscling his way from third on the grid past polesitter Sebastien Buemi on the run to Turn 1.”



  • “#Tesla registered 3,424 new #Model3 VINs. ~100% estimated to be dual motor. Highest VIN is 75464”


  • Tim Anderson: “The production burst they’ve had at the end of every quarter has been the average production of the following quarter for a while now. My guess is 60k M3’s and at least 20k S & X for a minimum total of 80k cars produced (& likely delivered).”


  • Dirk Podolak: “Tesla registered 48k VINs in the first half of 2018. Now they registered 19k VINs in the first half of July alone. Guys, that will be an awesome Q3.”



  • Electric Car Report updated their June sales tracker at 10:15am yesterday morning, on Sunday: “All major automakers reported June sales numbers for electrified vehicles. Numbers are considerably higher than the totals in June 2017. For the month, more than 25,200 electrified vehicles were sold”.
  • Checking on the InsideEVs Scorecard, 2018 June was 25,179 compared to 17,046 June 2017.




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