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Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Monday 5th November 2018. It’s Martyn Lee here and I’ve been through EV story today so you don’t have to.

 

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CLEANTECHNICA: CHINA HAS RECORD ELECTRIC CAR SALES MONTH

  • “After a few months threatening to break the all-time record (102,635 units, set last December), the Chinese plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market finally hit a new high, with some 104,900 plug-in vehicles being registered in September, up 66% and in line with previous months’ growth rates.” reports Jose Pontes for CleanTechnica: “The domestic market is more than enough to absorb current Chinese PEV production, helped by the fact that it is still a protected market and foreign automakers took a long time to look seriously at this niche, but with PEV quotas to be fulfilled in the near future, foreign brands are starting to put in real effort.”

 

  • #1 – BYD Tang PHEV
  • #2 – Chery EQ
  • #3 – BYD Yuan EV

 

https://cleantechnica.com/2018/11/03/china-has-record-electric-car-sales-month-china-electric-car-sales-report/

 

 

CHARGEPOINT AND FLO MAKE DRIVING ELECTRIC ACROSS NORTH AMERICA MORE ACCESSIBLE THAN EVER

  • ChargePoint and FLO, today announced a landmark roaming partnership that provides electric vehicle (EV) drivers across North America a seamless charging experience. Much like roaming between cell phone networks, ChargePoint and FLO members can now effortlessly access public chargers on both networks while travelling in the US and Canada, without the need to register for multiple accounts or incur additional fees.
  • ChargePoint, the leading EV charging network in the US and FLO, the EV charging leader in Canada, collectively have a significant presence across North America. The partnership not only simplifies EV driving for ChargePoint and FLO drivers, but demonstrates what is possible when industry leaders share a commitment to make it easier for drivers to charge wherever they go. This partnership is the first agreement of its kind in North America and creates a benchmark for future collaboration among players in the electric mobility sphere.
  • Roaming between the networks is fully operational today through the ChargePoint or FLO mobile apps. To start a session, drivers can simply use their existing network account to locate a charging station, start a session via the app and charge. The participating networks have currently agreed to levy no additional fees for using a visited network’s station and all transactions and taxes are handled on the backend according to the respective country’s tax laws, so drivers who roam will have a familiar experience to that of their primary network. At launch, more than 33,000 publicly available charging spots will be available on both networks allowing for more seamless travel throughout North America.

 

https://www.chargepoint.com/about/news/chargepoint-and-flo-make-driving-electric-across-north-america-more-accessible-ever/

 

JAGUAR I-PACE NAMED 2018 SCOTTISH CAR OF THE YEAR

  • The all-electric Jaguar I-PACE was crowned overall Car of the Year and Best Alternative Fuel Car at the 2018 Scottish Car of the Year awards as part of an awards hat trick for Jaguar.
  • The E-PACE, Jaguar’s compact performance SUV, completed the awards trio, beating rivals to collect the Best Premium SUV title at the ceremony held at the Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club last night.
  • This latest recognition from the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers is the fourth time Jaguar has taken home the top award and caps an incredible week for the Jaguar I-PACE after it was named as the first-ever German Car of the Year on Tuesday.

 

https://media.jaguar.com/en-gb/news/2018/11/all-electric-jaguar-i-pace-named-2018-scottish-car-year

 

FASTNED TARGETS UK EV CHARGING MARKET FOLLOWING €11 MILLION FUND RAISE

  • “Dutch fast electric vehicle charging provider Fastned has set its sights on the UK as one of four markets to be targeted following an €11 million (~£9.6 million) fund raising.” reports David Pratt for Current: “The company issued bonds last month offering 6% interest per annum over five years to be paid quarterly in arrears. The proceeds are now to be used to expand Fastned’s network beyond the Netherlands and Germany, where it currently has 78 operational stations, to include Belgium and the UK.
  • The company has 12 fast charging stations under construction and expects to use the latest funding boost to expand this further. Bart Lubbers, co-founder of Fastned, said: “More than 5,000 people have now invested in Fastned. These people believe in our mission and in our company. They see that the growth of electric mobility is accelerating. Where our stations used to get only a few visitors per day, we now see multiple cars charging at the same time. Our best station already attracts more than 100 visitors a day! This is just the beginning and people are seeing that.”

 

TESLA’S ELON MUSK SUGGESTS FORD WILL NOT SURVIVE NEXT RECESSION

  • While Tesla sales surge to record highs and the company becomes profitable, Elon Musk casts doubt on the financial condition of Ford, the only U.S. automaker to avoid bankruptcy during the last recession. In a wide-ranging interview with tech reporter Kara Swisher, Musk said:

 

  • “There’s a good chance that Ford doesn’t make it in the next recession.” according to InsideEVs.

 

https://insideevs.com/elon-musk-ford-wont-survive-next-recession/

 

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