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Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Sunday 3rd March 2019. It’s Martyn Lee here and I’ve been through every EV story I could find today, and picked out the best ones to save you time.
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HYUNDAI KONA REMOVED FROM SALE IN THE UK, BACK TO WAITING LIST
- First some news about the Hyundai Kona Electric. We last heard that it was so popular there was a 42-52 week waiting list. Some people were told “at least” a year. And now Hyundai has removed it from sale in the UK. On the web page there is now a simple place to register your interest in the car and join the waiting list. Whilst I understand you don’t want to have buyers waiting too long, there comes a time when even a huge fan and cheerleader for the Kona like I am has to say, who dropped the ball? Is this a mistake? Is this just another example of auto makers no wanting to sell EVs until 2020? As an aside, maybe I’m having a sense of humour failure but the page on the Hyundai UK website is titled “Charge to the front of the queue”.
FEBRUARY 2019 U.S. PLUG-IN EV SALES REPORT CARD
- “5,750 Model 3 sedans in the U.S. this February, in addition to some deliveries in Canada and a growing number of cars in Europe and China. So, while Model 3 deliveries in the U.S. are down once again month-over-month, this was reported and anticipated. As far as we can tell, Model 3 deliveries overall on a global level are impressive to say the least. Moreover, year-over-year sales are up significantly, and that’s the metric the rest of the automotive industry focuses on when reporting growth. Our U.S. Model S and X estimates stand at 800 and 1,100, respectively.”
- “Based on our data collection, GM delivered 1,225 Bolt EVs and just 615 Volts in the U.S. in February 2019.”
- “Nissan LEAF sales for the month of January were down from prior months. Moving into February sales are suffering again: The automaker reported deliveries of a just 654 LEAFs in the U.S. last month.”
- “Honda Clarity deliveries in the U.S. in February amounted to a reported 1,281, according to the automaker. According to Honda’s report to InsideEVs, total Clarity PHEV deliveries hit 1,213 in the U.S. this February.”
ASTON MARTIN REVEALS EYE-WATERING PERFORMANCE FIGURES FOR VALKYRIE HYPERCAR
- The heart of the Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar’s hybrid powertrain naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 engine.
- That power plant is good for a very round 1,000hp. That consists of a bespoke motor from Integral Powertrain in the United Kingdom, and a battery system from Croatian EV supercar specialist Rimac.
- The electrical system delivers an additional 160hp, with a further 206lbft of torque available. Aston’s advertised power figure of 1,160 horses is achieved by coupling the 1,000-horsepower V-12 to a racing-grade, Rimac-influenced Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS), which gives the already potent vehicle an electric boost at the push of a button.
5 REASONS TO BUY AN ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLE
- Sabrina at RideApart.com: “A staggering number of companies—most of which are start ups—are coming up with their vision of the electric motorcycle. While the technology continues to evolve, it has already come a long way from its first inception on the market.”
- Perks – there are government incentives that allow you to reduce the purchase price of the bike. You can get a rebate at the federal level, but also from your state.
- Maintenance – Without any fluids and fewer mechanical parts to worry about, electric motorcycles are a good way to ride about worry free.
- Accessibility – All you have to do is twist the throttle and hit the road.
- Savings – “fuelling” up on electricity is cheaper than filling up on gas.
- Fun – Because everything is processed electronically, it makes accelerations almost instant and takeoffs, that much more fun.
MORE ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLES PLEASE: INTRODUCING THE REGENT
- “There’s a new electric motorcycle company popping up every day. We are living through a renaissance” says Kate at RideApart: “Meet the Regent, a bike as stately and British-looking as its name, but wait! It’s made in Sweden. Apart from a blank panel hiding a battery where any traditional motorcycle’s engine would be, this looks the part of a classic Brit bike. These machines are self-defined “retro cafe racers.”. the Regent will have a 150 km range (that’s about 93 miles, which is not shabby). It has a 72V – 80Ah battery that puts out 15–30 hp. It has a top speed 135 km/h (that’s just shy of 84mph).”
Porsche launches developer competition with Mission E Cross Turismo data
Porsche is inviting developers from around the world to work on digital mobility solutions for future Porsche sports cars with the launch of the second edition of the “Porsche Next OI” developer competition is being kicked off.
Teams will have access to more than 300 different data sources and functions and, crucially, work with in-browser Porsche car emulators, namely the Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo electric study to present and test their apps and services around the clock in a realistic environment.
QUESTION OF THE WEEK
I bought my Leaf from Arnold Clark and got a bargain because they didn’t know what they where selling.
I learned all I needed from YouTube, this podcast and Facebook owner page. Arnold Clark offer good customer service and I got my 16plate 30kwh tekna with 6.6kw charger for £3k less then everywhere else. My advice would be learn as I did and go to a non EV spicalist as you can get your self a bargin.
Best place to get an ev from in my opinion is Go Green Autos from Oxford (www.gogreenautos.co.uk). Very knowledgeable guy and a great stock of cars and vans. Brought my work van from him and currently buying another from with him ATM. He’s happy to deliver all over the UK and does detailed videos for all of his cars showing all dents and scratches. Best car buying experience in my opinion. Give me the ability to run my gardening business (Clargo Garden Services) as a green business will electric van and battery powered garden tools.
He’s also helping organise The Oxford Electric Car show in Oxford on the 15th June.
I lease my Leaf 40kWh from DriveElectric.
Not sure this counts as ‘buying’ but I think they’re worth mentioning because it was a way for me to switch to an EV quickly instead of driving around in a petrol car for another year while I saved enough for a deposit or sat on a waiting list.
I would like to take the opportunity to break the monopoly of car manufacturers with electric cars. As a dealer today, I have to bind myself to exactly one manufacturer.
My dream future looks like any car dealership can sell any brand. For example, a dealer could specialize in sports cars. As a customer, I could admire all the cars right next to each other. The dealer would have more power over the manufacturers because he could expose the cars to real competition. He also doesn’t have to worry about going broke when a brand is not doing so well economically and he doesn’t have to invent fairy tales about how bad another brand is because he has it in his program himself.
I hope that the EU will make such concepts possible in the future!
I purchased a Mercedes B250e from an independent garage called ecarlogical http://ecarlogical.co.uk/
It wasn’t my first choice of car or garage. I originally looked at a similar spec car in a main dealer closer to where I live and even took it out for a test drive. I loved the car but was worried about range and lack of rapid charging, etc.
I decided not to go for it so called the Mercedes dealer and thanked him for his help. I also called ecarlogical out of courtesy. The salesman I spoke with Alex, encouraged me to reconsider because it is such a great car. He compared the two cars (his and the one from Mercedes) and walked me through (with patience) charging locations, how long it takes and recommended websites. He even said I could take it out on a test drive for as long as I wanted. I’m sure if I had asked he would have let me have it for a few days.
Andre Evans ROss
I have to share Carvana with you again. They’re also only available in the U.S. and they’ve been around for at least 8 years.
I always describe them as the Amazon.com of cars and if going to dealer is as loathsome to you as much as it’s to me then Carvana is definitely an option (a dealership experience is what led me to purchase my EV with Carvana).
Josh Pritt, Co-founder Space Coast EV Drivers club
I will hopefully order my Model 3 from Tesla.com. otherwise I will buy a Chevy Bolt from Maher Chevrolet in st Petersburg Florida. They are one of the few dealers that understand EVs and have 3 level 2 chargers installed around the outside of the dealership!
My wife and I decided to finally buy an EV after 13 years of saving for one, and we settled upon the Tesla Model X. With a single phone call, a sales rep drove a Model X to our house, took our whole family out for an extended test drive, kids included, giving both my wife and I a chance to drive the car. He let the kids play around inside and out, experimenting with any buttons they could find, playing with the electronic seats, the touch screen, and, of course, the falcon wing doors. Then the sales rep capped it off with a garage fitting to make sure that the rather large Model X could not only fit in our garage, but that the falcon wing doors could open up inside the garage as well.
we bought online the very next day. The buying process was so convenient
I expect to get my first EV car from as a 2nd hand model, most likely from a website based purchase, hopefully later this year. It will have to be 2nd hand as I couldn’t stretch to a new model, but something that certainly appeals to me at the moment as that as ranges on new models increase, this should provide a brief 2nd hand market (depressed values) in the next few years on models with low mileages and a lot of life left, but with what might be seen as unappealing low range.
I got great help with EVs from Motorize EV store in Sidney, British Columbia.
They were very knowledgeable, had good inventory, and are always super helpful.
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How do you feel about Tesla’s move to online-only sales? Do you want to test drive a car first? What about if you have to arrange finance to buy it, even tho Tesla say you can return it?
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