Show #498

 

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Wednesday 12th June 2019. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story to save you time.

 

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Last we heard was from new Producer CHRISTIAN MARLER and EXEC PRODUCER PONTUS KINDBLAD. Next up is new EXEC PRODUCER PERRY SIMPKINS. Then JONATHAN PRICE UK signed up as a PRODUCER. And GREG BAILEY as PRODUCER. Over the weekend new EXEC PRODUCER MICHAEL KYFFIN (KUFFIN). And new PRODUCERS GILL NOWELL and MARK SANDERS. As if that wasn’t enough, PAUL RIDINGS moved up to EXEC PRODUCER. And then three new PRODUCERS MICHAEL YOUNG, STEPHEN BROOK and MIKE IN OKLAHOMA.

 

RENAULT ZOE NEO ZE50

As a Renault Zoe owner I am looking forward to the new one, the ZE50 or Zoe Neo, or whatever we’re calling it. The embargo gets lifted Monday and I haven’t been told anything so this is all speculation. But a 50kWh battery, with CCS plug and 22kW AC charging makes for a very flexible car.  And not one of the Dutch journalists who attended Paris this week for the media day and took pics, has posted them online. They’ve kept the styling rather than make it look like a Clio with batteries. It’s good to see the LED lights and the front parking sensors.

 

200KW CHARING FOR MODEL 3 IN EUROPE

Starting last weekend, a firmware update will begin to roll out to all Model 3 with the Long Range battery in Europe. It will allow these cars to charge at up to 200 kW which equates to 850 miles per hour of range recovery. This means the fastest-charging cars in the world will be European Model 3 Long Range — charging on European ultrafast charging networks (such as Ionity, Fastned, and Allego).

 

“As we work towards the introduction of V3 Supercharging in Europe, we’re releasing an early software update to European Model 3 Long Range customers that will allow them to charge at hundreds of third party fast-charging stations – up to 200kW. When our own V3 Supercharger technology is introduced, these cars will be able to charge even faster at 250kW peak charge rates. Tesla vehicles benefit from the most extensive charging network in the world by having access to Tesla chargers like our Supercharger network, as well as publicly-available EV charging networks.”

 

TESLA ROADSTER’S SPECIAL STEERING WHEEL IN ACTION

“Tesla’s next-gen Roadster prototype had an outing this week and it gave us a rare look at the electric hypercar’s special steering wheel in action.

When Tesla unveiled the next-gen Roadster prototype back in 2017, it was equipped with a butterfly steering wheel. Butterfly steering wheels are not street legal in most markets, but an engineer at the launch event said that the automaker aims to release it in the production version.” according to Fred at Electrek: “It offers very little grip space and for the first time, we clearly see someone doing two rotations for a short turn.”

 

https://electrek.co/2019/06/12/tesla-roadster-steering-wheel-action/

 

ELECTRIFY AMERICA AND CHARGEPOINT ANNOUNCE INTEROPERABILITY AGREEMENT

“If you’re an EV driver, you’ve probably got apps and/or cards for multiple charging networks. It’s part of life if you charge in public with much frequency. One of those accounts is probably with Chargepoint. Perhaps you have a membership with the rapidly expanding Electrify America network, too. Pretty soon, though, you’ll only need one or the other, as Electrify America and Chargepoint have announced an interoperability agreement, meaning if you’re a member of one, you can charge with the other network.” says Autoblog: “The partnership, which goes into effect later this year, will combine access to more than 30,000 Level 2 and DC fast chargers. While this may not be super important to current EV drivers, who very well might already be using both networks individually, it simplifies things quite a bit for new adopters to have two of the country’s largest networks working together.”

 

https://www.autoblog.com/2019/06/11/electrify-america-chargepoint-network-interoperability/

 

NORWAY HYDROGEN STATION EXPLODES, TOYOTA AND HYUNDAI HALT SALES

“A hydrogen station in Norway experienced an explosion on Monday, and the company who runs the station has since shut down 10 other hydrogen stations, according to several local sources. The station was in a suburb of the country’s capital of Oslo. As of now, Nel Hydrogen (company who supplied the hydrogen and equipment) doesn’t have an official explanation for the cause of the explosion.” reports Autoblog: “Two people were taken to the hospital after the force of the blast caused the airbags to deploy in their car nearby. n response to the incident, both Toyota and Hyundai have halted sales of their hydrogen-powered cars in Norway. The stations that Nel Hydrogen shut down are located across both Norway and other countries in Europe.”

 

https://www.autoblog.com/2019/06/12/norway-hydrogen-station-explodes-toyota-hyundai-halt-sales/

 

TOYOTA MIRAI GETS DEEPEST DISCOUNT YET—AMID HYDROGEN SHORTAGE

“The two modest fuel-cell models you can currently purchase (versus lease) both carry luxury-vehicle prices: a base $59,430 for the 2019 Toyota Mirai and a base $59,345 for the eco-focused Hyundai Nexo Blue. Trade-in or resale value remains an unknown. And at the last time we filled with hydrogen, last October, it cost $17.49 per kilogram—potentially up to a $75 fill for the 312-mile Mirai or a $110 fill for the 380-mile Nexo Blue.” says Green Car Reports: “ighly subsidized leases factor in at $349 and $399 per month for the Mirai and Nexo, respectively, or $379 for the other lease-only alternative, the Honda Clarity Fuel Cell. And all three include a big bank of subsidized hydrogen that will help ease at least the cost concern of refueling.”

 

https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1123535_toyota-mirai-gets-deepest-discount-yet-in-the-midst-of-hydrogen-shortage

 

TESLA SOARS PAST 40K TOTAL REGISTRATIONS IN NORWAY, MODEL 3 LEADS THE CHARGE

“Tesla soars past 40k total registrations in Norway, Model 3 leads the charge” says Teslarati: “The Model S now makes up about 50% with nearly 20,000 registrations, the Model X at 30% with over 12,000 registrations, and the Model 3 represents about 20% with nearly 8,000 registrations. However, Model 3 sales have consistently represented the majority of Tesla’s month-to-month sales in Norway since the all-electric midsize sedan began arriving in February.”

 

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-passes-40k-total-registrations-in-norway/

 

UK BECOMES FIRST MAJOR NATION TO LEGISLATE NET ZERO EMISSIONS

“The United Kingdom has become the first major economy to legislate long-term climate targets this week as outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May announced new legislation on Wednesday which will enshrine into law a net zero emissions by 2050 target.” reports Clean Technica: “Even as she is effectively being pushed out the door of Number 10 Downing Street, Prime Minister Theresa May is looking to leave some legacy behind her — other than the catastrophic handling of the UK’s “Brexit” negotiations. Announced on Wednesday, Theresa May said that she would introduce a statutory instrument in Parliament to amend the Climate Change Act of 2008 to enter into law a commitment to “eradicate” the country’s “contribution to climate change by 2050.”

 

According to the UK government, this legislation is the first among G7 nations and is expected to encourage other major economies to follow the UK’s lead. “

 

https://cleantechnica.com/2019/06/12/uk-becomes-first-major-nation-to-legislate-net-zero-emissions/

 

FRANCE TO UPHOLD BAN ON SALE OF FOSSIL FUEL CARS BY 2040

Meanwhile a Reuters report today says: “The French government’s new law on mobility will uphold a planned ban on fossil fuel-powered cars by 2040, Transport Minister Elizabeth Borne said on Tuesday.

Former environment minister Nicolas Hulot said in July 2017 — at the beginning of President Emmanuel Macron’s term — that France aimed to end the sale of gasoline and diesel vehicles by 2040 in a bid to become carbon neutral by 2050. The mobility law will also facilitate the rollout of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, notably by giving the residents of apartment buildings the right to ask for the installation of EV plugs in their parking lots.”

 

https://www.autoblog.com/2019/06/11/france-ban-fossil-fuel-cars-2040/

 

VOLKSWAGEN DRIVER FAILS TO INFLATE TIRES WITH DC FAST CHARGER

“Some electric car stories can really lighten the mood and provide some humor and here is one of such stories from some right-hand-drive market (maybe Victoria, Australia).” says InsideEVs: “As you can see, the two parked an internal combustion engine car at a DC fast charger (which was a bad idea to begin with) and started preparation to inflate the front tires! Can you imagine?

 

The driver grabbed the CCS Combo 2 plug and quickly figured out it’s not going to work. Second try… with CHAdeMO plug didn’t help either. Well, we’ve got a long way to go in regards to raising awareness it seems.”

 

https://insideevs.com/news/354461/video-driver-failed-inflate-tires-fast-charger/

 

 

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