Show #499

 

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Thursday 13th June 2019. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story to save you time.

 

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TESLA MODEL 3 SR+ DELIVERIES FOR EUROPE

  • Morten Grove on Twitter forwarded me a note from Greger who said: “Got delivery of European SR+ booked for the 20th now.”

 

TOYOTA WOKE UP IN 2019 TO REALIZE PEOPLE HAD ‘SUDDEN’ URGE FOR ELECTRIC CARS

  • “Last week, Toyota laid out some ambitious plans for building significantly more all-electric vehicles than it had previously figured on. Half of all of its sales, in fact, by 2025.”
  • Automotive News says: “Executive Vice President Shigeki Terashi, Toyota’s r&d chief, outlined the road map in a briefing about Toyota’s EV plans. He cited the “sudden surge” in EV popularization in markets around the world for Toyota’s new plan. “Progress has surpassed the target,” Terashi said. “We have entered a new age.” To achieve these plans, Toyota must accelerate EV development, partly in response to increasingly stringent emissions requirements in China and Europe. It plans to start making EVs in China next year on its way to releasing at least 10 battery-powered models worldwide by the early 2020s.”

 

https://jalopnik.com/toyota-woke-up-in-2019-to-realize-people-had-sudden-urg-1835409177

 

JAGUAR RECALLS OVER 3,000 I-PACE SUVS IN THE US

  • “Jaguar has voluntary recalled its first electric car, the I-Pace, last week over a regenerative braking issue. According to a statement by the US traffic safety authority NHTSA, over 3,000 model year 2019 and 2020 Jaguar I-Pace vehicles will have to be recalled.” says Electric Car Reports: “According to Jaguar, there isn’t a problem with the I-Pace in normal operation, hence the non-mandatory nature of the recall. Instead, Jaguar engineers have discovered that if the electrical regenerative brake system fails, there will be an increased delay between when the driver brakes and when the vehicle decelerates. As such, the affected vehicles do not meet the regulated standard for the time to transition brake force to the friction brake system.
  • Jaguar will notify owners, and dealers will update the software to reduce the delay. The recall is expected to begin on 1 July.”

 

https://electriccarsreport.com/2019/06/jaguar-recalls-over-3000-i-pace-suvs-in-the-us/

 

HONDA E MORE SPECS REVEALED: HAS 50:50 WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION

  • “Teased earlier this year, Honda’s first production all-electric vehicle is nearing its official reveal, which should happen later this year. To ease the wait, the Japanese company has released new technical details about the model, which will become the first-ever product of the automaker to be built on a dedicated EV platform.” reports Motor1.com: “Honda says the architecture has been developed from the ground up with the main goal being offering “a rewarding, responsive driving experience.” To achieve this, the engineers have positioned the 35.5-kWh Lithium-ion battery under the floor centrally within the wheelbase. This smart integration allows for a perfect 50:50 weight balance and a low center of gravity. The Honda e will be powered by its rear wheels, which will be connected to a high-torque electric motor. As for the battery pack, it is water-cooled can be charged by either Type 2 AC connection or a CCS2 DC rapid charger (integrated into the hood) with the latter providing a quick charge of up to 80 percent in 30 minutes. A complete charge of the battery will provide a range of approximately 124 miles (200 kilometers), according to Honda.”

 

https://www.motor1.com/news/354582/honda-e-tech-details-released/

 

FASTNED SHOWS HOW SOFTWARE UPDATE IMPROVED TESLA MODEL 3 CHARGING

  • “Fastned recently performed charging test of an updated Tesla Model 3 Long Range at one of its 175 kW CCS Combo 2 DC fast chargers in Europe.” according to Mark Kane at InsideEVs: “Model 3 was able to charge at 130-150 kW between around 10% to over 50% state-of-charge, compared to just 125 kW previously (to less than 50% SOC).

 

  • Overall, the higher power should allow saving of a few minutes at the charger per session. Fastned says also that this summer it will enable its first ABB DC fast chargers to charge at 350 kW, which should enable the full potential of the Model 3 at some 190-200 kW peak.”

 

TESLA MODEL 3 CRUSHES AUDI E-TRON IN FAST CHARGING TIMES

  • My favourite writer at CleanTechnica Dr Max Holland writes: “Following up on an analysis we published previously, a recent real-world DC charging test by Bjørn Nyland clearly shows the Tesla Model 3’s significant charging advantage over the Audi e-tron. Even on a CCS charger, which doesn’t take full advantage of the Tesla’s potential, the Model 3 performs much better. The Tesla Model 3 Long Range adds 179 miles (288 km) of highway range in 20 minutes, 61% more than the Audi e-tron’s 111 miles (179 km). says Dr Holland: “Audi has tried to claim that its e-tron has better charging than Tesla’s vehicles, and that’s grossly inaccurate. We’ve dug into this previously, but now we have more real-world data, thanks to Bjorn’s recent testing. This result is on optimal (and currently not very common) 350 kW CCS hardware that puts the Audi in its best light. The Tesla Model 3, on the other hand, is not quite at its best on these CCS chargers (capped at 500 Amps) — its performance on Supercharger V3 stalls is better still. the Tesla can drive for ~2 hours at highway speeds for each 15 minutes of charging (8:1 ratio), whereas the Audi can drive for ~2 hours for each 30 minutes of charging (4:1 ratio).”

 

https://cleantechnica.com/2019/06/12/sorry-audi-but-tesla-model-3-crushes-audi-e-tron-in-fast-charging-times-charts/

 

LG CHEM AND GEELY FORM JOINT VENTURE FOR BATTERIES

  • “LG Chem and Geely are forming a joint venture in China for the production of electric car batteries. The plan is to establish a factory that will have an annual production capacity of 10 GWh by the end of 2021 to supply batteries for Geely electric vehicles.” says the industry website Electrive: “The South Korean battery giant and China’s largest car manufacturer are each investing $94 million USD in the project. From 2022, Geely’s electric cars will be equipped with energy storage units from the joint venture. While reports all talk of ‘batteries’, it seems clear that the planned factory is a plant for battery cells. In China, currently only electric cars with batteries from local production are eligible for government subsidies – ie. not with South Korean batteries. However, recently the government announced it will be phasing out all electric car subsidies while removing limits on number plates allocated to EVs – both of which will considerably open the market, not just for joint ventures with Chinese companies, but also for foreign companies like Tesla who now have a more even playing field.”

 

https://www.electrive.com/2019/06/13/lg-chem-and-geely-form-joint-venture-for-batteries/

 

CHINESE FIRM MAKES INSANE $23 BILLION INVESTMENT IN PRODUCTION OF 1 MILLION EVS/YR AND 500 GWH OF BATTERIES

  • “Evergrande, a Chinese firm believed to be the biggest real estate company in the world and backers of electric vehicle startups like Faraday Future and NEVS, announced a massive $23 billion investment in the production 1 million electric cars and 500 GWh of batteries per year.” Wwrites Electrek: “With a valuation at more than $100 billion and revenues of over $40 billion, Evergrande is now looking to expand into electric vehicles. After acquiring large stakes in those electric vehicle companies, Evergrande claims to have “acquired key technologies in the sector” and now plans to launch its own production of electric vehicles in China in a big way. The company announced a massive investment worth 160 billion yuan ($23 billion USD) into three factories in Guangzhou”

 

  • One of the commenters says: “The numbers do not make sense. Would be 500kWh per car. Something is off by a factor of 10.”
  • Another commenter says: “Chinese numbers are different than ours, their numbers are in increments of 10,000 the way ours are 1,000. They are probably off by a factor of 10, since 50 GWh would be sufficient for 1 million cars (unless they plan on sending 90% of their batteries to grid storage, which seems unlikely)”

 

https://electrek.co/2019/06/13/chinese-firm-evergrande-electric-cars-batteries/

 

ASTON MARTIN STARTS PRODUCTION IN ‘HOME OF ELECTRIFICATION’.

  • “Aston Martin has started production at its second plant in the UK. In St. Athan, Wales, pre-series vehicles of the SUV model DBX are now rolling off the production line, where the Lagonda all-electric version should start production in 2022.” reports Electrive: “The Welsh plant was named Britain’s “Home of Electrification” last year. Announced in early 2016, the British luxury brand’s second facility (after Gaydon in Warwickshire), is to produce their first all-electric model, the Rapide E, although it will only be offered in a limited edition of 155 units. Production for Aston Martin’s Lagonda electric car brand will start in St. Athan in 2021.”

 

https://www.electrive.com/2019/06/13/aston-martin-starts-production-in-home-of-electrification/

 

TWO OIL TANKERS DAMAGED IN SUSPECTED ATTACKS IN GULF REGION

  • “Governments and maritime agencies urged an abundance of caution Thursday for ships operating in the Persian Gulf region after two oil tankers were damaged in suspected attacks near the strategic Strait of Hormuz.” reports Reuters Breaking News at the time of recording: Though details of the suspected attack on the ships in the Gulf of Oman off the coast of Iran were still vague, the incident comes amid growing friction between Washington and Tehran in an area already fraught with tension. Attacks on two oil tankers on Thursday left one ablaze and both adrift, shipping firms said, driving oil prices up 4% over worries about Middle East supplies.”

 

https://www.autoblog.com/2019/06/13/two-oil-tankers-damaged-attacks-strait-of-hormuz/

 

 

 

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One thought on “13 June 2019 | SR+ Deliveries For Europe Soon, Honda E Specs Revealed and Chinese Firm Invests $23 Billion In EVs”
  1. Love the podcasts.
    Also a small battery Leaf owner since feb 2016. Now ~~19kwh battery. ~65k miles driven.

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