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Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Thursday 27th December 2018. It’s Martyn Lee here and here’s the first part of your 2018 in review.

 

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REVIEW OF FEBRUARY AND MARCH 2018

 

1ST MAR

More Love For Hyundai Kona Range| Kia Niro Spotted As BEV | Kia Soul EV To Use Kona And Niro Platforms | Ĺ koda PHEV Thanks To Passat GTE Parts Shelf | Rome Bans Diesels By 2022 |Industry Group Says It’s Choice Not Charging Holding Back EV Adoption | Porsche Power Up Dealerships | Chevrolet Bolt Battery Teardown | Carjacker Can’t Drive An EV

 

2ND MAR

Top 10 Things I Love About I–PACE  | Strong Regen | Battery Preconditioning | Infotainment Tech | Talk To Your Car | SUV Size | 300mile Range | I-PACE eTrophy Race Series | ICE Beating Performance  | Competitive Pricing With Tesla | Over The Air Updates

 

3RD MAR

Tesla Dual Motor Seen | Golf And Passat GTE Hybrids Get A Big Brother | eGolf Tops Sales Charts For First Time | EVgo Gets A Makeover | CHAdeMO Gets Ludicrous Mode | Merc EQC Shots Published

 

4TH MAR

February EV Sales | Model 3 Wins Sales Battle | Dyson Wants 300 More EV Experts | VW Vizzion Set For Geneva | SEAT Go Touring Car Racing With Electric Cupra

 

5TH MAR

Another Hyercar Maker Goes Electric | China Solar Road | Mazda Bring Back The Wankel As A Range Extender | Nissan e-Power Takes Off |BYD Battery Plans | 5th Ultra Fast Charging Network For Europe

 

6TH MAR

Jaguar I-PACE First Drive Reviews | Seat Cupra e-Racer Specs | Smart Becomes Officially Mercedes EQ | EQ Diesel Plug In Hybrids | Former Opel CEO Loves Electric | New Ford Focus 48v Hybrid Rumours | Nissan LEAF Cold Weather Test | Readers Letters

 

7TH MAR

Bentley Bentayga Luxury PHEV | Honda and Toyota Announce Drops Diesels For Hybrids | Honda Concept To Be Made | BMW Add i4 To Line-up | Porsche Mission E Gets Crossover | Aston Martin Electrify Lagonda Brand | VW Boss Says Governments Will Need Diesel | Whilst UK Government Launch Anti-Diesel Incentives

 

8TH MAR

Goodyear Reinvent | Rimac C_Two Insanity | Renault Zoe Gets Bigger Motor | Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Gets Increased Specs | Toyota Unwrap New Auris With Two Hybrid Options | Audi e-tron Prototypes

 

9TH MAR

Elon Musk Tweets Navigation Update ‘Nearly Done’ | More Pics Online Of Semi Truck Hauling Batteries | GM CEO Increases Bolt Production | Oil Industry Execs Join Hands To Hate On EVs | McLaren Put Off Full Electric To 2022 | 350Kw Charging Cheaper To Install

 

10TH MAR

Best Cars From Geneva Motor Show | Polestar  1 | VW I.D. Vizzion | Honda Urban and Sport EV | Renault EZ-GO | Second Generation Formula E Racer | Top 5 Reasons To Lease An EV | My Top 5 Responses

 

11TH MAR

Dodging A Ticket With Tesla Autopilot | Nice Chinese EV Called Venere |Rimac Find Humour In Grand Tour Crash | e-tron Orders Start In UK | UPS Build Their Own EVs For Urban Delivery | Connected Mercedes Wallbox

 

12TH MAR

Model 3 Software Complete | To Plug Or Not To Plug | The Renault Zoe Is All Yours To Own | Battery Production Spreads Into Europe | Ssangyong e-SIV

 

13TH MAR

InsideEVs Report Correct About February Model 3 Pause | Elon Says EV Investing Dumb | Cleaning Up Your EV Miles | Honda Urban EV Designer Interview | BMW M Performance CEO On Adding Artificial Sounds

 

14TH MAR

Battery Contracts Worth 20bn Euros Signed | 40% More Battery Investment Than Tesla | 16 Locations Will Make VW Electric Cars | 3 Million Electrified Vehicles By 2025 | Equivalent Of One EV Announced Per Month From 2022 | Audio e-tron First Electric Car On Sale | First VW ID Called The NEO | Self-Driving Sedric Confirmed For Production

 

15TH MAR

2,500 Kona EV Heading For Norway | VW I.D. Production Locations | VW Debut For China | BMW’s Returns Guarantee | Save Money With PHEV | More Batteries For Europe | Tesla Supercharging Price Increase | Tesla Semi Stops For Beers | Tesla Model 3 Long Range Motor Tweak | Unions Urge Ford To Electrify

 

16TH MAR

VW Bring The Price Down | Audi e-tron Price And Gran Tourismo Edition | CHAdeMO Update | Hyundai Get More Cold Miles | Panasonic Add Another Update | Tesla Update Improves Autopilot

 

17TH MAR

Ford See Hybrids As The Future Of Trucks And SUVs | Beefy Renault Zoe On Sale | LEAF SUV Going Into Production | Audi Q3 Electric For China | VW’s MEB Platform Used For ‘Cute, SUV’ Audi

 

18TH MAR

Happy Birthday To The Original Roadster | Tesla Grid Storage For Colorado | Contactless PAYG Rapid Charging | Energy Conference To Focus On EVs | North American Utilities Underprepared For Your Electric Car | Supercharge With Solar

 

19TH MAR

Audi e-tron Quattro Borrows From Porsche | e-tron GT To Use Mission-E Platform | 7 Cars To Trouble Tesla | Renewable Records Set In U.S. and Europe

 

20TH MAR

Range Rover PHEV Review | Goldman Sachs Raise Red Flag Over Tesla Model 3 | VW Showcase Extreme EV For Pikes Peak | UPS Go All Electric For Deliveries | Skoda Catch Up With Electric Citygo | VW Compare EV To Combustion Engines | London Cabbies Get More Chargers | Evolution of Tesla Superchargers

 

21ST MAR

Tesla Semi Truck Shows Up In Dallas | BMW Searched By Prosecutors | Nissan LEAF February Sales 10,000 | No Future For UK Grant | Hyundai IONIQ Production Slows | Does LEAF Desperately Need Thermal Management | Model 3 20 Inch Rims | Commit To Electric Car For Earth Hour | Green Investor Tips EVs | Toshiba Next Gen Battery

 

22ND MAR

Elon Gets 10 Year Incentive Worth Megabucks | VW e-Golf Sales Soar | BMW Press Conference Confirms Future Line-Up | VW Factory Investment In North America | Pod Point Breaks Record In UK | Hyundai Electrifies Tucson | New BMW 3-Series Spied

 

23RD MAR

2019 For Right Hand Drive Tesla Model 3 | Daimler Electric Trucks | 64amp Home EV Charger | SEAT 4th Gen Leon Will Be Electric | Nissan LEAF Review | Maven Use Bolts For Austin | Zero Emission Miles | Model 3 And Sri Make Friends | New Volvo Engine For Hybrids

 

24TH MAR

Nissan Wants 1 Million EV Sales A Year | Second Life Use For Old Car Battery | All Electric Bentley Borrows From Porsche Mission E | Peer To Peer Charging | I-PACE Laps Monaco Circuit At Night

 

25TH MAR

Elon Says “Slow Down” To Focus On Quality | Five EVs Tested In The Harsh Weather Of Norway | Isolated Reports Of LEAF Rapid Charing Issues | Next Gen Porsche Cayenne Hybrid | Cobalt Nickel Batteries | UK LEAFs Could Power 300,000 Homes

 

26TH MAR

Electric Cars Are Cleaning Up | BMW Ix3 Gets Closer | Formula E Gen2 ‘Batman’ Car Hits The Track | Genesis EV For New York

 

27TH MAR

Bentley Designer Says Full Electric Will Happen | Electric Cars Save Money For Fleets | Norway Hits 5% EVs | Jaguar Taking I-PACE To NYC | 100 Mile Workhorse BEV For San Francisco

 

28TH MAR

Google’s Waymo Agree To Buy 20,000 Jaguar I-PACE Electric SUVs | 10% Wiped From Tesla Stock Price With News Of Investigation Into Fatal Crash | Chinese Plan To Standardise EVs | Nissan Launch LEAF Battery Exchange | Japanese LEAF Owners To Get Solar Panels | More Electric Vans From MAN | Hyundai Union Chief Calls Electric Cars Evil | 10,000 BMW i3’s Sold In UK

 

29TH MAR

Tesla Face Another Tough Day In The Markets | Electric Mini Arrives In New York | VW Atlas Plug In Hybrid Concept | Average EV Now 80mpg Equivalent | National Grid Can Cope With 2030 ICE Ban | Nissan LEAF Wins Green Car Award | Mechanic Training Schemes For EVs | Porsche Mission E Spied Testing | VW Must Sell Two New Pure EV Models In California By 2019 End | Wireless Charging Advances

 

30TH MAR

Model 3 Production Ramps Up | Automakers Team Up With States | Workhorse Debuts EV Van | Genesis Essentia Concept | Beverley Hills Bans PHEVs | SF Motors Reveal

 

31ST MAR

Tesla Issue Recall For 123,000 Model S Cars | Nissan Respond To LEAF Battery Degradation Report | Lincoln Aviator Drives With Your Phone | EPA Regulations And China Advances

 

1ST APR

Rimac C_Two Sells Out | Electric Car Parade For New York Auto Show | Tesla Back In Germany’s Good Books | Model X Autopilot Crash Update | Tesla Maps Now Being Rolled Out In Beta | Solid State In No State For Production Say Nissan

 

2ND APR

Model 3 Surprise For One Buyer Meeting Franz von Holzhausen | BMW To Invest In More Chargers In China | EVs Will Be Up To 70% Cleaner In The Future | Final Hours Of Model 3 Production Before Earning Call | Aston Martin Say EVs Are No Risk

 

3RD APR

Elon’s Late Late April Fool | Has Musk Taken Control Of Model 3 Production Line? | Email To Model 3 Staff Suggests Over 2,000 Weekly Rate | Tesla Throws Some Shade On Twitter | More Electric Buses For London | End Of The Line For i3 and i8

 

4TH APR

Tesla Produce 34,484 Vehicles In Q1 | Model 3 Reaches Almost 10,000 | 2,000 Due To Be Made Per Week | Roundup Of Results Opinion | VW To Unveil eCrafter Electric Van | Henrik Fisker Moving Forward With Affordable EV | Buick Heads To China | New Geely EV Unveiled Soon

 

5TH APR

Nissan Up Their European Prices For New LEAF | Nissan Disclaimer For Slower Rapid Charging | New York Award For New LEAF | Norway Reaches 55% Market Share | Swedish Ferry Powered By EV Batteries | Trump Trade Tariffs Hopefully Won’t Affect EVs | Electric Cars Not Butch Enough For NZ Men | Electric Black Cab Review | Pod Point Join With Mitsubishi | New Ford Focus Teased | Record German EV Sales | Spy Footage Of Silent Ferrari | Another Tesla Exec Defection | Tesla Solar Roof Joy | Big Order For Workhorse

 

6TH APR

Biggest Ever Batch Of Model 3 VINs Registered | Groupe PSA Gets Serious About EVs | UK Dirty Diesels Crash Whilst Electrics Rise | Biggest Chinese Investment For Startup | BMW Let You Subscribe To Your Next EV

 

7TH APR

Record Sales For LEAF In Japan | Honda Go Driverless And Wireless | McLaren Rule Out EV On Technical Grounds | Tesla Shuttle Service In Australia Passes One Million Miles | Tesla Batteries Makes Renewables More Useful

 

8TH APR

Bentley Boss Says Future Is Electric | Why Are EVs Harder To Build Than Rockets | 2019 BMW 8 Series Spotted | Did Chevrolet Just Reveal New Full Electric Crossover | Biggest Order Yet For Tesla Semi | Nikola Motors To Refund All Deposits | 310-Mile Seat Leon EV Coming 2020

 

9TH APR

Teaser from Electric GT Tesla Championship | Musk Tweets Model 3 Dual Motor Coming July | Mega Review Of Nissan LEAF | Mercedes Add Another EQ Model | Ford Investors Not Buying Electric Plans | Norway Electrifies Cars, Ships and Planes

 

10TH APR

Audi Make A Gran Turismo Concept Into The Real Thing | James Dyson On Batteries And Talent | Magna Team Up With BAIC | 100,000th Zoe Just Made

 

11TH APR

Nico Rosberg Brings Formula 1 to Formula E | TV Deal Done For ElectricGT | Formula E Season 6 Manufacturers Confirmed | Tesla Grants Autopilot Wishes For Model 3 Owners | Model S Video Shows Improved Autopilot | German Government To Support Battery Makers | Kia Soul With Wireless Charging

 

12TH APR

Pagani Confirm They Will Make An Electric Hypercar | Chevrolet Bolt Owners Issued With Software Update | Making Electric Cars Sound Old Fashioned | Audi SQ3 Spy Shots | Mitsubishi Boss Looks To A Performance Future | China Relaxes Rules

 

13TH APR

Elon Musk Introduces Us To Time Shifting | Electric Mercedes S Class To Take On Tesla | Chevrolet Bolt Gets Over The Air Updates | Volkswagen Announce Battery Plant To Make 500k Packs Per Year | Sweden’s Electric Road | Volvo Announce Fully Electric Delivery Truck

 

14TH APR

Elon Musk Shows Off Model 3 Production Line |Audio e-tron VisionGT | GM Making Two Cars Based On Bolt Tech || Maven Gig Economy Drivers Boosted By EVgo Fast Chargers | Sharing Economy Applied To EV Charging | BMW On Target For EV Sales | DriveTribe To Promote EVs For Audi | Study Says Ample Grid Capacity For Intelligent Electric Vehicle Charging

 

15TH APR

Hyundai IONIQ Could Be Getting Bigger | Top 5 Fastest Electric Cars | Tesla Reworking Some Parts | Could A BMW i1 Be Coming | New Hampshire EV Owners Get Overnight Deal

 

16TH APR

Geely Boss Li Shufu Predicts Spluttering End To ICE | First 175kW Chargers Ready For New Generation Of EVs | Solar And Storage For Mitsubishi Dealers In Japan | French March EV Saves Back With A Bang | Lexus Look To More Electrification

 

17TH APR

Tesla Surprises Workers With Model 3 Shutdown To Resolve Production Issues | China Allows Foreign Car Makers To Start Making Electric Cars | USA vs China Differences In New Energy Vehicle Buyer Preferences | Porsche Announce Their Own Charging Network To Rival Tesla | 10,000 Electric Vehicles For Indian Ridesharing ‘Ola’ | Envision EV ARC Solar Charging Stations For California | Formula E Gets Power Boost

 

19TH APR

Leaked Staff Email From Elon Musk Shows Focus On Quality, Quantity and Profit | Prince Charles Drives A Jaguar I-PACE In London | Massive Charging Network Revealed By Electrify America | Vehicle To Grid Arrives In UK | Buick Announce New Electric Cars For China

 

20TH APR

Audi e-tron Quattro NĂĽrburgring Video | Polestar 1 Video Of Artic Cold Weather Testing | Nissan’s Infiniti To Use e-Hybrid Tech | Nissan e-NV200 Gets Long Range Battery | Clarification On CHAdeMO Charge Speeds From Electrify America | More Fast Chargers For Walmart | New Charging Technology To Automatically Recognise Your EV

 

21ST APR

Audi e-tron Quattro Confirmed Battery Details | Mercedes EQ C Seen On The Streets | BMW To Bring iX3 To China Show | Mercedes GLE 550e Hybrid | Maybach Electric Revealed By Mistake | New Buildings To Be Ready For EVs | 350kW Charging Networks#

 

22ND APR

VW Pikes Peak Challenger | Image Of New Roadster Leaked From Tesla | Model 3 Teardown Has Munro In Love | Mystery Car To Use Witricity Wireless Charging | Record EV Sales Lasts Month In Germany | World’s Largest Electric Vehicle | Subaru Could Make The Evoltis EV

 

23RD APR

Auto China 2018 To Feature Electric Vehicles | Volkswagen Launch Pikes Peak Challenger | Jaguar XE Plug In Hybrid Coming | Byton Bring The Electric Style To Milan

 

24TH APR

Nissan eNV200 Makes UK Debut | VW Pause Orders For Hybrids | electric Buses For Washington DC | More Tesla Semi Truck Orders | Tesla Are Back In Business Following Shutdown | Ferrari’s Silent Future | ABB Bring The Terra | Volvo To Share Their Battery Experience | Air Pollution Plummets As London Bans Cars For One Day | Chinese Battery Firm To Set Up Next To VW

 

25TH APR

Tesla Racing Series ElectricGT Announces Calendar | Lamborghini And Porsche 911 Join EV Party | 1,000 Pure Electric Buses For Paris | Call For Outlander Owners To Help With Study | Plug-In Ford F-150 | 60 New Charge Points For Liverpool | Maybach Luxury Electric Crossover Concept | Range Anxiety Has Been Solved

 

26TH APR

BMW iX3 Full BEV To Be Made In China | Nissan Launch New Car Called Sylphy | Volvo XC40 PHEV Shows In China | Honda Everus Concept | Toyota Launch Two Plug Ins And Full BEV Coming Soon | New Electric Brand For VW

 

27TH APR

Image Of First VW I.D. Electric Car Leaks | 8th Generation VW Golf To Feature 48v Mild Hybrid | Polestar 1 Has $155k Price Tag | Ikea France Forms Partnership With Renault Mobility | Pininfarina Debuts K350 Electric SUV And H500 EV | Mack Trucks To Have Fully Electric Refuse Vehicle | Electric Toyota C-HR Revealed At The Beijing Motor Show

 

 

 

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