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Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Wednesday 13th 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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ANNO! JAGUAR I-PACE CAN CHARGE AT 100 KW AFTER UPDATE

  • @FastNed: The Jaguar I-PACE will soon be able to take ~100 kW at our stations which have 175 kW fast chargers. The required software update should be available soon at Jaguar dealers. Good job @Jaguar!
  • 100kW can be used up to 40%.

 

SHELL SAYS IT CAN BE WORLD’S TOP POWER PRODUCER AND PROFIT

  • “Royal Dutch Shell Plc plans to become the world’s biggest power company within 15 years, a move that suggests it sees climate change as a bigger threat to its business than electricity’s historically weak returns.” Reports Bloomberg today: “The world’s No. 2 oil explorer by market value is spending as much as $2 billion a year on its new-energies division, mainly to grow in a power sector it sees delivering 8 to 12 percent annual returns, according to Maarten Wetselaar, director of Shell’s integrated gas and new-energies unit. Shell’s acquisitions in power so far include U.K. electricity provider First Utility, car-charging operator NewMotion and a stake in U.S. solar company Silicon Ranch Corp. It has also announced it’s bidding for Dutch utility Eneco, which provides low-carbon power to industrial users and offers apps and other technology to manage electricity consumption.”

 

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-11/shell-says-it-can-be-world-s-top-power-producer-and-make-money

 

BILL FORD SAYS AUTOMAKER PAIRS WELL WITH VW: SHARED ELECTRIC CARS LIKELY

  • “Bill Ford — chairman of Ford Motor Company and great-grandson of Henry Ford — has spoken out about the potential for a partnership with Volkswagen. He believes that the two companies are set up to succeed if a joint effort comes to be.” Writes Steven Loveday for an InsideEVs.com article today: “Ford says that both automakers have full realization of the difficulties involved in moving to EVs and self-driving cars.”

 

  • Bill Ford told Bloomberg: “We fit together geographically really well, product line-wise, we fit together well. We both came to the same realization that as big as our balance sheets are, no company can do this alone. I’d like Ford to be around another 100 years, and if that’s going to happen, it’s clear that we really have to branch off into new directions to try to solve some of these problems. It’s hard because our current business model is providing all the earnings and cash flow that fund a lot of this change. So we have to do both really well. If we don’t make great cars and trucks today that people want, guess what? There is no tomorrow.”

 

https://insideevs.com/bill-ford-says-vw-shared-electric-cars-likely/

 

JAMES BOND TO DRIVE ELECTRIC ASTON MARTIN IN NEW MOVIE

  • “next year’s 25th Bond film looks set to have Ian Fleming’s hero make his first concession to climate change, by driving an electric Aston Martin – albeit one which retails at £250,000.” Reports the UK Guardian today: “the film – whose working title of Shatterhand was recently debunked – will see Daniel Craig’s 007 behind the wheel of an Aston Martin Rapide E, one of only 155 electric cars being built by the British manufacturer. Aston Martin’s relationship with the spy franchise began in 1964, when Sean Connery drove a DB5 sports car in Goldfinger.”

 

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/mar/13/james-bond-to-drive-electric-aston-martin-in-new-movie

 

ELON RETWEETS: “HOW DOES A TESLA MODEL 3 IMPACT YOUR ELECTRIC BILL?”

  • “Who better than Engineering Explained to break down electricity costs for owning and EV like the Tesla Model 3? We’ve learned that one of the most common questions from potential EVs owners is: How much will my home electric bill go up from charging my EV?” Says Steven Loveday at InsideEVs.com: “In the end, when looking at more realistic gas prices, an EV like the Tesla Model 3 will save you a ton of money. The best part is, Engineering Explained provides a nice, easy equation so that you can run the comparisons yourself before you move forward.”

 

https://insideevs.com/tesla-model-3-analysis-ev-cheap-drive/

 

NEWMOTION REACHES NETWORK OF MORE THAN 100,000 CHARGE POINTS

  • NewMotion is the first in the industry to have reached more than 100,000 charge points in its roaming charging network in Europe. The company works together with over 200 roaming partners to build this extensive network of public charge points, allowing EV drivers to roam seamlessly across 28 countries in Europe.
  • More than 170,000 registered NewMotion charge card holders are already enjoying the benefits of Europe’s largest roaming charging network. This charge card includes seamless international billing and settlement with specified VAT per country, allowing a transparent and easy EV charging experience across Europe for businesses and individuals.

 

https://electriccarsreport.com/2019/03/newmotion-reaches-major-milestone-with-network-of-more-than-100000-charge-points/

 

UK MOTORWAYS TO GET 50 NEW EV FAST CHARGERS

  • “More than 50 new electric vehicle charging points will be built near Britain’s motorways and main roads as part of a £2.8 million deal.” Writes James Fossdyke for InsideEVs.com today: “Highways England, the government-run company in charge of England’s strategic road network, awarded the contract jointly to BP Chargemaster and Swarco UK as part of its drive to promote the uptake of electric cars. The organisation wants to ensure that 95 percent of its network is within 20 miles of a charging point, in the hope that this will encourage more motorists to switch to electric power.”

 

https://insideevs.com/uk-motorways-50-new-ev-fast-chargers/

 

2019 WORLD CAR OF THE YEAR FINALISTS ANNOUNCED IN GENEVA

  • The top 4 finalists for the 2019 World Car of the Year award have been announced at the Geneva Motor Show, where the Jaguar I-Pace grabbed the European Car Of The Year Award. A jury of 86 distinguished international automotive journalists selected the following “Top Three In The World” finalists by secret ballot based on their evaluation with each candidate as part of their professional work.
  • World Car of the Year
    • Audi e-tron
    • Jaguar I-PACE
    • Volvo S60/V60

 

https://electriccarsreport.com/2019/03/2019-world-car-of-the-year-finalists-announced-in-geneva/

 

PORSCHE INVESTS $678 MILLION IN LEIPZIG TO PRODUCE ELECTRIC MACAN

  • Mark Kane at InsideEVs is tearing into the current VW group announcements: “Porsche announced a significant expansion of its manufacturing plant in Leipzig, Germany, worth €600 million ($678 million). The facility will get a new body shop with a total area of 75,500 square meters for the next-generation Macan, which will be manufactured from the beginning of the next decade.”

 

  • Porsche says: “”The expansion project gives Porsche the option to produce fully electric vehicles on the existing production line in addition to petrol and hybrid models in the future. The first car to benefit from extended factory premises will be the next generation of the Macan: As a purely electrically powered vehicle based on the “Premium Platform Electric” (PPE) architecture, the new Macan will roll off the assembly line in Leipzig at the beginning of the next decade.”

 

https://insideevs.com/porsche-invest-to-produce-electric-macan/

 

TOYOTA IS LOSING THE ELECTRIC CAR RACE, SO IT PRETENDS HYBRIDS ARE BETTER

  • “There are at least 12 car companies currently selling an all-electric vehicle in the United States, and Toyota isn’t one of them. Despite admitting recently that the Tesla Model 3 alone is responsible for half of Toyota’s customer defections in North America — as Prius drivers transition to all-electric — the company has been an outspoken laggard in the race to electrification.” According to the deSmog website: “Last week, at the Geneva Auto Show, a Toyota executive provided a curious explanation for the company’s refusal to launch a single battery electric vehicle. As Car and Driver reported, Toyota claims that it is limited by battery production capacity and that “Toyota is able to produce enough batteries for 28,000 electric vehicles each year — or for 1.5 million hybrid cars.” In other words, because Toyota has neglected to invest in battery production, it can only produce enough batteries for a trivial number of all-electric vehicles.”

 

https://www.desmogblog.com/2019/03/12/toyota-losing-electric-car-race-pretends-hybrids-better

 

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One thought on “13 Mar 2019 | I-PACE Increases Charge Speed, Ford Says It Hard Making EVs and Why Toyota Fa-vour Hybrids”
  1. T-shirt logos.

    I think your is the best one yet.
    And possibly:
    “Do it with batteries, It’s more fun”

    “Petrol & diesel are fossils – live for the future, use a battery”

    “Live in the future today. Drive electric”

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