Show #536

 

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Monday 22nd July 2019. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story to save you time.        

 

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AUDI TARGETS TESLA OWNERS IN E-TRON MARKETING PUSH

“Reports from the electric car community in Germany have noted that Audi has been placing promotional merchandise at Tesla Club tables during exhibitions. Demo units of the e-tron are also being parked at select Supercharger stations. ” says Simon at Teslarati: “One promotional Audi e-tron unit was even photographed blocking a Supercharger stall, similar to how anti-EV drivers “ICE” an electric car charging station. With a 204-mile EPA rating, the e-tron has less range than a Model 3 Standard Plus, or even a 2012 Model S. Thus, by placing the e-tron at Superchargers, Audi could risk highlighting the e-tron’s range disadvantage to potential customers. Apart from this, Audi does not have its own charging infrastructure. The e-tron is capable of rapid charging, but the vehicle relies on third-party solutions for long-distance travel.”

 

Audi targets Tesla owners in e-tron marketing push, blocks Supercharger in the process

 

URBAN ELECTRIC RELEASES IMAGE OF ON-STREET POP-UP CHARGER

“British startup Urban Electric has released an image of its UEone, a retractable pop-up charging hub for residential on-street parking.” reports ChagedEVs.com: “The company says its charger is a solution for the 50% of UK city drivers who park on the street at night. The company plans to install the units as fast charging hubs on residential streets and on-street public parking bays. The retractable units will charge vehicles overnight during off-peak hours, and are designed to minimally impact the urban streetscape. The project will integrate hub charging with the Appy parking platform to provide a seamless parking and charging experience which will include road sensors that let drivers know if a parking bay is available.”

 

Urban Electric releases image of on-street pop-up charger

 

BMW’S NEW CEO IS DOUBLING DOWN ON THE STRATEGY THAT GOT THE LAST CEO OUSTED

“In what Automotive News is declaring a “bold way forward,” new BMW CEO Oliver Zipse is promising not to make electric cars on a platform that is not explicitly designed for their propulsion system, not because that is better for BMW’s customers but for BMW’s ease of manufacturing:” says Jalopmik today:”This is a very different approach from companies like Volkswagen, which see the future of EVs as needing dedicated platforms Batteries can be laid flat like a pancake across virtually the entire bottom of a car on a dedicated EV platform, enabling much more of them and with better weight distribution, and electric motors can be placed in much more inconspicuous spots than with a traditional piston engine.”

 

Automotive News said: “Zipse delivered a 40-minute talk at the Oxford plant, half of it devoted to why BMW shouldn’t go down the same path as Volkswagen and others in creating vehicle platforms that are uniquely electric. Instead, he said, BMW must have platforms that can go either way. That has been a topic of strategic debate inside BMW in recent years, complicated by the company’s relatively limited global production capacity. BMW in June said it will introduce 25 electrified models by 2023. Zipse was at the plant in southern England to present Mini’s first electric car, the Cooper SE. It is built on the same platform as combustion-engine cars that are moving down the same assembly line. He said the cost to adapt the plant was minimal and did not require a big effort.”

 

https://jalopnik.com/bmws-new-ceo-is-doubling-down-on-the-strategy-that-got-1836597860

 

2021 BMW INEXT REVEALS POLYGONAL STEERING WHEEL IN NEW TEASER

“It was at the end of May when BMW hopped inside the cabin of the iNEXT to provide us with an official glimpse of the SUV’s cabin by showing off the back of the massive driver-oriented curved display. Fast forward to July 22, a new interior detail has been revealed as we get to see the electric vehicle’s all-new steering wheel that represents a departure from previous designs.” according to Motor1: “The production-ready iNEXT will boast a polygonal steering wheel featuring an almost flat rim at the upper and lower sections combined with rounded corners at the sides. BMW explains they did this not just for the sake of coming out with something new, but to make it easier to figure out the steering angle based on the position on the wheel compared to a traditional circular-shaped wheel. The two-spoke steering wheel boasts optical fibers built into the side sections that light up whenever the driver needs to take control of the iNEXT or when the automated driving functions are available. “

 

https://www.motor1.com/news/361024/2021-bmw-inext-steering-wheel/

 

TESLA’S (TSLA) Q2 2019 EARNINGS CALL

“Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) is poised to hold its second-quarter earnings call after the markets close on Wednesday. With the electric car maker exceeding expectations on its vehicle production and deliveries, all eyes are now on the company as it tries to return to profitability, which it was able to achieve in the third and fourth quarter of 2018.” reports Teslarati: “As for revenue, FactSet expects Tesla to report sales of $6.5 billion in the second quarter, an improvement over the $4 billion the company reported in Q2 2018 and the $4.5 billion in the first quarter. Estimize, for its part, expects Tesla to report sales of $6.6 billion.”

 

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-tsla-q2-2019-earnings-call-wall-st-estimates/

 

FENIX POWER NOW PLANS TO MAKE YOUR OLD LEAF MORE LIKE A TESLA

“As we’ve reported before, Fenix Power had plans to offer batteries for degraded Nissan LEAFs, and eventually other vehicles. Now, after a recent merger, it wants to do a whole lot more. By combining forces with Chargeshare Network and keeping the Fenix name, it plans to offer a range of services that can help an older LEAF and other EVs be a lot easier to use.” reports CleanTechnica: “Let’s face it — there are a lot of used LEAFs out there that would make the average driver run away from EVs and not go back for a long time. By having options for older vehicles to stay on the road without having to pay Nissan an exorbitant amount, the situation is massively improved. Fenix Power will be providing new cooled and monitored batteries of 24–40 kWh to replace their aging and degraded factory packs much more affordably than Nissan does.”

 

With A Merger, Fenix Power Now Plans To Make Your Old LEAF More Like A Tesla

 

TESLA REVEALS REVOLUTIONARY NEW WIRING ARCHITECTURE

“Tesla has revealed its revolutionary new wiring architecture that enables more robot automation in the manufacturing process and uses fewer materials for its upcoming cars like Model Y and Tesla Pickup truck.” says Fred at Electrek: “Musk said that Model S has about 3 kilometers of wiring harnesses and Tesla brought it down to 1.5 kilometers in length for the Model 3. But that’s just the beginning. Tesla is working on a whole new wiring architecture for future vehicle platforms and they aim to bring it down to just 100 meters starting with the Model Y.  In a new patent application that recently became public and was obtained by Electrek, Tesla revealed the first details of this new wiring architecture.”

 

Tesla reveals revolutionary new wiring architecture to help robots build upcoming cars like Model Y

 

 

 

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