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Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Wednesday 10th October 2018. It’s Martyn Lee here and I’ve been through EV story today so you don’t have to.
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THE TESLA EFFECT ON DISRUPTING OIL
- We’ll start with a clip of Paul Snakey on CNBC…
- According to a report today from teh International Energy Agency and reported by Bloomberg: “The global fleet of electric vehicles is likely to more than triple to 13 million by the end of the decade from 3.7 million last year, according to a report released Wednesday from the Paris-based institution, which was set up to advise industrial nations on energy policy. Sales may soar 24 percent each year on average through to 2030.”
- from BNEF.
- Here are some of the key findings of the IEA’s report:
- China will remain the biggest market
- EVs will displace lots of oil from the market
- Governments will have to find new sources of tax revenue
- At least 10 more giant battery gigafactories will be needed
- Buses are going electric too
- Cobalt and lithium demand is surging
- And finally from Reuters: “Nearly 40 percent of daily crude oil production was lost from offshore U.S. Gulf of Mexico wells on Tuesday due to platform evacuations and shut-ins ahead of Hurricane Michael. In addition to shutting in wells, oil producers also halted most offshore drilling operations by evacuating three drilling rigs and moving eight others out of the storm area.”
UK’S FIRST 60KW RAPID CHARGE POINT
- “For the first time ever, all UK EV drivers can enjoy the fastest rapid public charging options, powered by renewable energy, with the installation of Alfa Power’s new 60kW agnostic charger at Crown Service Station, Brighouse.”
- Customers can be confident that the new charging point has specifications which more than fulfil the needs of their latest EV vehicle; it is capable not only of 60kW charging but also of simultaneously charging up to four vehicles via several connectors, namely CCS (European Combined Charging System), Type 2 (European AC charger) and CHAdeMO (quick charging method). What is more, Alfa Power aim to continually upgrade their charging points to ensure that the needs of the UK’s growing EV market are fully met, with next steps set to include the installation of 100kW chargers at sites between major cities across the UK and beyond.”
ELECTRIC KIA NIRO FLAUNTS 385KM DRIVING DISTANCE
- The Korea Herald has driven the Kia e-Niro: “Defying the popular notion that EVs are unstable at high speeds, the Niro glided quietly on the highway at about 120 kilometers per hour, showing outstanding stability. For most drivers accustomed to fueling up their cars in a few minutes, the time required to charge an EV might come across as a downside. The tradeoff, however, was exceptional cost-effectiveness: It cost only 4,895 won ($4.30) to charge 28.3 kilowatt-hours, which converts to a driving distance of 170 kilometers. A full charge would have cost about 9,000 won, roughly one-tenth the cost of filling the gas tank in an average fuel-powered small to midsize sedan. The number of EV chargers was tallied at 5,886 nationwide as of June, more than eight times the number that existed in August 2016, which stood at 711, according to the Environment Ministry.”
THREE NEW CITY CARS FROM VW GROUP
- “Volkswagen Group – starting next year -, will bring its own electric triplets and this time with enough range and a more reasonable price tag. They’ll be the Volkswagen e-Up 2.0, the Skoda e-Citigo and the Seat e-Mii.” reports Auto Bild Germany: “The battery pack configuration should remain the same as the current Volkswagen e-up with a total of 204 PHEV2 battery cells (102s2p), but instead of using Sanyo/Panasonic battery cells with 25 Ah it’ll most likely be upgraded to 50 Ah cells from Samsung SDI. Samsung SDI is already producing battery cells at its plant in Hungary. With 50 Ah cells the battery pack will have a /total capacity of 37,7 kWh (204 x 50 Ah x 3,7 V), not much different from the 36 kWh announced by Auto Bild.” So that would be 270km range on WLTP.
NISSAN RUMORED TO TARGET $45,000 PRICE FOR 220-MILE ELECTRIC SUV
- Domenick at InsideEVs says: “Nissan is supposedly bringing an all-electric crossover to market, based on the Nissan IMx concept and built on a dedicated platform. Thought to still be two years away, we hear that it may come with a price tag starting at $45,000 and a 220-mile range”
- That’s quite a lot of money for not a lot of range. Compared to the Chevy Bolt and the 35,000 Model 3 which could be seen as more compelling. Add in Kia e-Niro and Hyundai Kona, coming to market NOW, is it enough?
EVBOX AND CHARGEPOINT PAVE THE WAY FOR FULLY ELECTRIC FUTURE
- EVBox and ChargePoint, two of the world’s leading providers of electric vehicle charging, announced a landmark roaming partnership that enables EV drivers to roam between charging networks, making EV charging more accessible than ever.
- The roaming partnership will enable drivers on the EVBox and ChargePoint networks to seamlessly access public charging spots while traveling throughout Europe and North America. The agreement eliminates the need to register for multiple accounts and ensures that drivers don’t incur additional fees when roaming.
- This partnership represents the first-ever global agreement to enable roaming between EV charging networks and reinforces the companies’ shared commitment to provide an open network that is accessible for all.
GERMAN COURT BANS OLDER DIESEL CARS IN PARTS OF BERLIN
- “A Berlin court on Tuesday ordered Germany’s capital to ban older diesel vehicles from some of its roads, dealing a blow to the government’s attempts to avoid such restrictions while it strives to reduce air pollution.” according to Reuters on AutoBlog: “On at least 11 stretches of road suffering from the highest levels of nitrogen oxide pollution, Berlin must ban vehicles meeting the Euro 5 emissions standards or those older, the court said in a statement. It added the city-state had not done enough to keep air pollution within permitted limits.”
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