Show #509

 

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Tuesday 25th June 2019. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story to save you time.          

 

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BMW VOWS TO REV UP ELECTRIC CAR ROLLOUT

“German high-end carmaker BMW said Tuesday it would accelerate its plans to build new electric models, as the whole industry comes under pressure to meet strict emissions regulations.: said Yahoo News today: “The Munich-based manufacturer will offer 25 electrified vehicles in 2023, “two years earlier than originally planned,” chief executive Harald Krueger said in a statement. Of those, more than half will be all-electric while the remainder will be hybrids, BMW said.”

 

Meanwhile Motor1.com says: “It’s a big day at BMW. Today the company is hosting the NextGen Conference at its headquarters in Germany. There, the Vision M Next concept (which could make it to production), 5 Series experimental electric vehicle, and E-Box electric motorcycle debuted. But there’s still more news coming out of Munich. BMW Chief of Engineering, Klaus Frohlich, in a roundtable interview with journalists, including Senior Editor Jeff Perez, says BMW’s M division is betting big on battery power. The company will introduce plug-in hybrid M performance vehicles in the near future.”

 

“The BMW M Next concept is unquestionably the highlight of the company’s big “Next” conference. It looks like a modern M1 and has a 600 horsepower plug-in hybrid powertrain, so how could it not? Yet BMW also revealed something with an even more powerful and potentially more interesting powertrain, and it was wrapped up in a current BMW 5 Series body.” writes Autoblog: “There are a couple other interesting tidbits about Project BEV, such as the fact that BMW got everything packaged into the 5 Series without taking up passenger space. That’s seriously impressive that BMW could get three motors and their accompanying batteries, cooling equipment and more stuffed into a production car that was never designed for it in the first place.”

 

And finally via Automotive News Europe: This year, the automaker will start production of the electric Mini at its plant in Oxford, England. This will be followed in 2020 by the electric BMW iX3 midsize SUV, to be built in Shenyang, China, for global markets. Following in 2021 will be the iNEXT crossover, which will be made in Dingolfing, Germany, and the i4 midsize sedan, set to be assembled in Munich. BMW currently offers plug-in hybrid versions of the 3- and 7-series sedans and X3 and X5 crossovers. This summer, the company will release plug-in hybrid versions of the 5 series and 2-series Active Tourer with next-generation technology and a longer electric range. These will be followed next year by the X1 and 3-series Touring plug-in hybrids.”

 

https://news.yahoo.com/bmw-vows-rev-electric-car-rollout-083048012.html

 

https://www.autoblog.com/2019/06/25/bmw-5-series-711-horsepower-electric-monster/

 

https://europe.autonews.com/automakers/bmw-plug-hybrids-automatically-switch-ev-mode-2020

 

THE LIGHTYEAR ONE IS A SOLAR-POWERED CAR WITH AN EYE-WATERING PRICE

“Dutch clean mobility company Lightyear today debuted its long-range prototype, the Lightyear One, with a range of 725 km (450 miles) and a small battery that can be charged directly via sunlight, or from conventional charging stations.” reports Engadget: “The idea is that you could take the car on long roadtrips because it isn’t dependent on charging infrastructure the way that traditional electric vehicles like Teslas are. The solar panels add an additional charge of up to 12 km/hour (7.5 miles/hour).”

 

“The reservation fee for one of the first 500 cars is a hefty €119,000, equivalent to $135,000, and delivery isn’t expected until 2021. This makes the Lightyear more of a purchasable concept than a production vehicle. But if you’ve got a spare few hundred thousand dollars lying around and you want to help Lightyear publicly test their first production car, now you have another option for environmentally friendly transport.”

 

the Verge says: “It will support up to 60kW of fast charging, giving it 507 km of range per hour of charge. The car has a total of four electric motors, which will allow it to accelerate from 0 to 100 kmh in 10 seconds. Lightyear was founded by a group of former University of Eindhoven students who won the World Solar Challenge race with their “Stella” solar cars.”

 

Lightyear Says: “”Unlike conventional solar panels, our cells function independently. This means that even if part of the roof or hood is in shadow, the other cells continue to efficiently collect solar energy. In fact, our solar cells provide about 20% more energy than traditional ones.”

 

https://www.engadget.com/2019/06/25/solar-powered-car-lightyear-one/

 

https://newdawn.lightyear.one/

 

TESLA TO OFFER COLLISION REPAIR AT SERVICE CENTERS AND THROUGH MOBILE SERVICE

“Tesla’s Mobile Service and Service Centers are now performing on-site and in-house collision repairs to include paint scuffs, scratches, minor dents, and bolt-on replacements such as bumpers, fenders, doors, and side mirrors. Moving to expand repairs done directly by Tesla ensures quality work, quick service, and transparent pricing for owners of its all-electric vehicles.” according to Teslarati: “These latest options can be scheduled using the Tesla app via the “Collision Repair” option under the Service menu.”

 

Tesla to offer collision repair at Service Centers and through Mobile Service

 

THE NEW LOTUS ELECTRIC HYPERCAR COULD BE CALLED ‘EVIJA’

“When Lotus first unveiled its plans for an all-new, all-electric hypercar back in April, code named Type 130, a good number of you balked at the name. Don’t expect that to stick around, though. The car will almost certainly bear a name-name, and it could very well be the Lotus Evija.” says Jalopnik: “The Lotus Evija makes sense, too, as all of Lotus’s cars have begun with the letter “E” since 1956, according to Auto Express. Examples include the Esprit, Evora, Elise, Exige and Elan. “

 

https://jalopnik.com/the-new-lotus-electric-hypercar-could-be-called-evija-1835834459

 

2019 NISSAN LEAF E+ PRICED FROM £35,895 IN THE UK

Prices for the new range-topping Nissan LEAF e+ Tekna start from £35,895, including the £3,500 Government Grant.

With the Nissan LEAF e+, the newly-developed 62kWh battery pack offers 55% more capacity and approximately 25% improvement in energy density while retaining a similar shape and size to the 40kWh LEAF battery pack.

This has given the LEAF e+ a significantly increased driving range of up to 239 miles (WLTP combined mode) on a single battery charge.

Nissan PR says: “Fine-tuned since the launch of the original LEAF in 2011, an internal thermal management system is also installed in every LEAF, ensuring that fast charging performance is optimised for specific driving conditions. The system also ensures that the quality and longevity of the battery is maximised, giving customers peace of mind and high levels of performance”

 

 

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