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Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Wednesday 26th December 2018 – Boxing Day! It’s Martyn Lee here and here’s the first part of your 2018 in review.

 

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REVIEW OF JANUARY AND FEBRUARY

 

19TH JAN

BMW Highlights 5th Gen EV Powertrain | iNext Has 435 Mile Range | Mini Electric Prepares To Market | Alejandro Agag on Formula E’s Batman Car | UKs Chargemaster Grows | Nissan LEAF Updates Pre Orders | Chinese Go Large On Lithium | And…Kardashians!

 

20TH JAN

Nissan Announce Vehicle To Grid Solar Project | China Sells Over 700,000 Electric Vehicles | Electrify America Rolls Out Chargers | Fully Charged Preview Jaguar I-PACE | Hyundai Charge Here | Renault Zoe ZE40 Arrives In India | Rivian Startup Plans | EV Focussed Hedge Fund | LAPD In Trouble With Their BMW i3 Fleet

 

21ST JAN

Five Nissan LEAF Reviews To Discuss | Tesla Model 3 Configurator Shows Good Signs For $35,000 Variant

 

22ND JAN

Was Franz Charging a Model 3 Performance? | Kia Soul EV Gets a Boost With New Battery Chemistry | China Electrifies Public Transport

 

23RD JAN

Mercedes Stop Selling Diesel | Dieselgate Strikes Again | London Electric Taxi Delivers | China In $4.5bn Stock Listing | Australian Government Supports EVs | Swiss Public Charger Upsets Tesla | UK Scrappage Scheme For Money Off EVs | Peak Oil Looms Thanks To Electric Cars | Opinion: EV’s For The Rich | Audi Link EVs To The Grid | GKN Order Book Grows For Electric Drivetrains

 

24TH JAN

Elon Could Be World’s Richest Man | Tesla Model S Autopilot Accusation | Smart Charging Saves EV Drivers Money | Time Of Use Tariffs Key To Charging Habits | Another LEAF Review Is In | Famous Soccer Player Selling His BMW i8

 

25TH JAN

VW Lead The Way With EV Investment | Which Plug Will Dominate? | Another Award For Nissan LEAF | Vehicle 2 Grid Trials For The UK | New Ultrafast Charging Network For Europe

 

26TH JAN

Model 3 Camera Improves | LEAF Configurator Live | Rimac Hypercar Teased | Renault ZOE Wins ‘Best Car’ Award | U.K. Proposal For Small Nuclear Reactors | Mercedes Benz CEO In India Foresees A Hydrogen Future | U.S. Climate Policy Fixed By Electric Cars | BMW i3 Replaced By iX1? | Porsche Reveal Supercharger Plans For Mission E

 

27TH JAN

CNBC Report Accuses Tesla On Safety | Instavolt Add 400 Rapid Chargers | City Of Oslo In Combustion Ban Row | Jaguar I-PACE Wins Award | Electric GT Crash Test Success

 

28TH JAN

Californian Executive Order Sets 2030 Target | Colorado Follow Suit With Electric Cars | Housing Developer Promises All New Builds Ready For Electric Car Charging | Porsche CEO On The Future Of Plug In Hybrids | Global Electric Car Sales Are In…Who Wins?

 

29TH JAN

Mitt Romney Predicts 90% Of Americans Will Buy An Electric Vehicle | Custom Shooting Brake Tesla P90D | BMW M Series CEO Talking About Electric Cars | European EV Sales Figures Show Renault Beating Tesla

 

30TH JAN

Mitsubishi Hit 100k Outlander PHEV Sales | Volvo Reveal All-Electric EV To Autocar | Range Rover PHEV Is Fast And Silent | Germany’s Power Grid Ready For Electric Cars | Renewables Replace Coal In Colorado | Top 5 Wireless Charging Myths Debunked

 

31ST JAN

Formula E ‘Batman’ Car Shows Huge Performance Jump | Audi e-tron Sportback Deposits Being Taken | 1,000 Nissan V2G Installations Sell Power Back To The Grid | BYD Battery Gigafactory Opening Soon | BP Invest In Mobile Chargers | What Future For Local Mechanics?

 

1ST FEB

Jaguar I-Pace First Drive Reviews | Mercedes’ 11bn Euro Investment | Electrify America Takes Shape | Central London Lamp Post Chargers Fitted | Interview With BMW Head Of Electric Powertrain

 

2ND JAN

EVgo Sets Rapid Charging Records | France Leads Way With New EV Chargers | Electrified Buses Set For 2025 Target | New Electric Motor Factory In UK | London’s Famous Black Cabs Heading To Norway | China’s CATL Compete With Tesla For Cell Production | January 2018 Plug Sales | UK Solar Firm Heads to Japan | SolarEdge Unveil PV Charger For Electric Cars | Electric GT Series Approved By FIA

 

3RD FEB

Tesla Model 3 Teardown | SolarCity moves into Home Depot | Formula E has a new safety car with wireless charging | SEAT make their long awaited move into electrification in 2020 | Toyota Celebrate Electrification

 

4TH FEB

Elon Tweets Autopilot News | Power Grids Cope With EV Adoption Up To 15% | Tesla Referral Scheme Gets Updated With A Giant Sized Bonus | Social Media Fans Of Nissan Score A Trip To Tenerife

 

5TH FEB

Nissan Confirms 4 New Pure Electric Cars within 5 Years | Plus 2 For Infiniti | New Kia Soul EV Spy Shots | What Car? Magazine EV Test | Electric Cars On Shopping List In Norway | New Rapid Charger From EV Box | Battery Powered Short-Haul Flights

 

6TH FEB

UK Electric Car Sales Up Almost 25% In UK | Diesel Falls Again | Tesla Model Y Should Be On Sale Rather Than Model 3 | Connected Grid Project In Australia With Free Solar And Storage

 

7TH FEB

VW North America Factory For EVs | Northvolt Get Swedish Investment For Cell Production | Hyundai Elentra EV Spotted | Gas Prices Up But EV Costs Fall | New Laws To Prevent ‘Dieselgate 2’ | Grid Storage Makes Progress

 

8TH FEB

Official: EV costs cheaper than ICE per year | Tesla’s Competitors Buying Model 3’s And Tearing Apart | Sonders EV Driven By Engadget | Porsche Invests 6 Billion Euros In Electrified Transport | Range Anxiety Could Be Solved With Just 50 Well Placed Rapid Chargers In UK

 

9TH FEB

More Tesla Earning Reaction | Another BYD Bus Fleet Arrives In London | Didi Chuxing Partners With Nissan | Hyundai Kona Previewed | Geely Eyes A Stake In Daimler | Reports From Auto Expo 2018

 

10TH FEB

BMW iX3 PHEV Added Alongside Full Electric Version For 2019 | Tesla Using German Acquisition To Add Efficiency | Subaru Begin Electrifying With Toyota Parts | Honda Working On V2G | China EV & PHEV Up In January | New Hyundai PHEV Revealed

 

11TH FEB

Polestar Success Causes Production Headache | Volkswagen I.D. Range Set For 2019 Production | New Nissan LEAF Wins Another Award | Tata Motors Unveil Two Electrified Models | European Fast Charging Network Backed By Renault-Nissan

 

12th FEB

Jeremy Clarkson Reviews Tesla Model X on The Grand Tour | Rumours Of The World Rally Cross Turning Electric Gather Pace | 48v Mild Hybrid Systems Are Favoured Option For Most Manufacturers |Another Tesla Powerpack Contract | Porsche and Audi Join Forces On Their Next EV Platform | Land Rover Could Introduce Fully Electric Defender

 

13TH FEB

BMW Investment Plan For Supply Of Cobalt And Lithium | Panasonic Ready To Expand Where Needed | Porsche Mission E Production Facing Increased Demand | Chinese Changan Signal End Of ICE Production | Renault Zoe Update Rumours Around Larger Motor And Charger | BMW Luxury X7 Headed Towards Electrification | Jaguar I-Pace Spotted On Charge At IKEA

 

14TH FEB

World’s Best Cities For EV Adoption Revealed | Daimler Invest In BAIC EV Subsidiary | VW Touareg PHEV Coming Soon | Tesla Tested For Fuel Efficiency Charging From Diesel Generator | More Rapid Charging Locations | Mercedes To Skip Detroit Auto Show In Favour Of Tech Shows | Roundup Of Indian Auto Expo 2018

 

15TH FEB

Dyson Might Not Launch With Solid State Batteries As Planned, No Reaction Yet On Reports | Faraday Future Hold Summit To Meet Suppliers | Open Corsa EV Coming in 2020 | Northvolt Secure European Battery Factory Funding | Chinese Sales Rise | Still No Tesla Factory For China | Hydrogen Fuel Cell Report Claims Superiority Over Battery Electric Vehicles

 

16TH FEB

Tesla Roadster Goes On Display At Palo Alto HQ | Bloomberg Create Online Tool To Estimate Weekly Production Rate Of Model 3’s | Confirmation Of 300,000th Tesla | BMW Say Solid State Battery Tech Gives Short Term Advantage | New Electric Car Sharing Scheme Launches In New Zealand | Mercedes EQ Range Due For Geneva Unveiling | VW Looks Towards Apple For Design Inspiration | New Renault EV Experience Centre In Stockholm

 

17TH FEB

New Rebate System For California | Wireless Charging Heads to Electra Mechanica | New Kia Ceed Will Be Plug In Hybrid But Not Full BEV | Byton Self Driving Plans | Sweden Looks For Cobalt | Scotland Aim For Energy Independence To Power Electric Cars | Find Out Where The Tesla Roadster Is In Space

 

18TH FEB

Almost 600,000 Electric Cars Sold In 2017 | 12 Best Things About The Model 3 | New Nissan LEAF Nominated For World Car Award | Elon Responds To Model 3 Owner Following Crash | Record Profits For Zoe EV Maker Renault | Aspark Owl EV Seen In Two Videos

 

19TH FEB

EV Owners Save Time Charging Over Filling Up ICE Car | Video Clip Of Tesla Roadster Testing At Fremont | Model 3 Reverse Engineered By German Auto Makers | Porsche Mission E To Be Used On Track Days | Chevrolet Bolt Sales Increase From Former Model 3 Reservation Holders | VW ID Concept Cars Driven By Fully Charged Show

 

20TH FEB

Renault Upgrade Renault Zoe Motor For More Power, More Driveability | Volkswagen Unveil New ID VIZZION Concept Due For Geneva Motor Show | Mini Cooper E Production Set For Late 2019 | UK’s National Grid Look To Build 350kW Rapid Chargers | The Curious Case Of Rising EV Used Values

 

21ST FEB

New London Electric Cabs Become Vans | Electrifying A Koenigsegg | Mitsubishi Outlander Gets A Moderate Battery Bump | 20 New EVs From Geely | BP Report Shows EVs Driven Twice As Much As ICE Cars | German Diesel Ban Decision | Australia Is Dirrrrty

 

22ND FEB

UK High Court Rules On Illegal Pollution, EVs The Answer | Daimler AG Doubt Tesla Claim On Semi Truck Tech | Apple Buy Cobalt Direct As EV Battery Demand Grows | Ssangyyong Bring New Electric SUV To Geneva | Chargepoint To Enter UK Market With New Car Charger Bundle | Delivery Drone Brings You Emergency Electrons

 

23RD FEB

Harley Electrifies | Island Life For Renault Power Project | Formula 1 Team Develop New EV Platform | It’s Alive! The Teslonda Frankenstein Monster | PHEVs From Volvo | Battery Price Is Key To Comparisons Between EV And ICE | African Adventure In 1st Gen LEAF

 

24TH FEB

Electric Mini Could Be Made In China | Get Paid To Charge Your EV | Pod Point 150kW Rapid Chargers For UK | Tesla Semi Truck 18 Month Payback

 

25TH FEB

Chinese Investment In Daimler With EV Projects In Mind | National Newspaper Says 2% Of Owners Have Home Chargers | Tesla Looks To Workplace Chargers | Profits Up For VW As Electric Plans Move Forward | Tesla Autopilot On Verge Of Major Update | Porsche 911 Could Electrify

 

26TH FEB

New Generation Ford Focus To Be Revealed Soon Could Feature Electric Drivetrain | Elon Says The Tesla Semi Could Beat Announced Specs As Others Say Its Impossible | 1000bhp EV Coming From China’s LCVHI | Model 3s Shown Dyno Testing | Consumer Reports Put Chevrolet Bolt In Their Top 10

 

27TH FEB

Jaguar I-PACE Official Launch Date | Volvo Call Time On New ICE Development | Tesla On The Rise Again | Swedish Uniti Continue Their Crowdfunding Journey | Mercedes-Benz Join The Rush To Build Cars In China

 

28TH FEB

Landmark German Diesel Ruling Allows Ban On Polluting Diesels | Hyundai Kona Electric Revealed In Online Presentation | Electric and Hybrid Cars Are Being Forced To Warn Pedestrians | BMW iX3 Is Seen Testing (Again)

 

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