Show #556

 

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Tuesday 20th August 2019. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story to save you time.

 

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MERCEDES-BENZ EQV WORLD PREIMERE

A new video hit YoUTube today on the official Mercedes-Benz channel to premiere the EQV. The video description says: “The electric drive train (eATS) of the EQV is situated on the front axle under the dynamic front end of the car with a charging connection in the bumper. It has a peak output of 150 kW. The electric motor, the transmission with a fixed gear ratio, the cooling system and the power electronics constitute a highly integrated, compact unit. The power is provided by a lithium ion battery under the floor of the vehicle. Its low, central location also has a positive effect on the handling characteristics of the EQV. A top speed of up to 160 km/h also ensures that you quickly get to where you are going outside an urban environment.”

 

 

MERCEDES-BENZ EQV ELECTRIC VAN DEBUTS WITH 250-MILE RANGE

“The German luxury marque revealed the EQV online ahead of its global debut at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show next month, and it packs a lot of the tech we expected it would. It’s mostly a battery-electric version of the standard V-Class, and the company plans to build it in Spain alongside its fossil-fuel-sipping cousin. Thus, the design is pretty familiar, but the EQV wears a face we’ve become familiar with.” says CNET: “The lithium-ion battery that motivates the EQV is under the floor to save on cargo space. Total, drivers will have 201 horsepower at their disposal and the 90-kWh lithium-ion battery will provide an estimated range of 250 miles. Like so many European estimates, it’s important to note the range is based on WLTP standards, which are more liberal than EPA estimates. Mercedes-Benz didn’t say how long it will take to charge the van on a standard socket or its 11-kW charging box, but DC fast charging will juice the battery to 80% in under 45 minutes.”

 

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/mercedes-benz-eqv-electric-van/

 

MERCEDES EQV REVEALED AS WORLD’S FIRST ALL-ELECTRIC PREMIUM VAN

And from Motor1.com today: “Just like the EQV Concept, the production all-electric van adopts the automaker’s MBUX infotainment platform with a single tablet-style screen instead of the 12.3-inch screens seen on other new Mercedes products. The system supports voice control and also allows customers to pre-condition the interior cabin temperature from a special mobile application.”

 

https://uk.motor1.com/news/366081/mercedes-eqv-unveiled-details/

 

YOU WON’T NEED A PHONE TO USE THE PORSCHE TAYCAN’S APPLE MUSIC

“Porsche is including Apple Music in the all-electric Taycan so its drivers can enjoy their tunes without having to connect their phone. That said, you’ll still have to be an Apple Music subscriber, which costs anywhere from $5 to $15 a month. If you already have Apple Music, that’s great. If you need to buy it, well, it still costs the same as a Spotify subscription.” reports Jalopnik.

 

From the press release from Porsche: “From the touchscreen display in the Porsche Advanced Cockpit, Apple Music subscribers can stream over 50 million songs ad-free, thousands of curated playlists, and the Beats 1 global livestream with three-year complimentary in-car internet data. This is the first-ever full integration of Apple Music in any vehicle.”

 

https://jalopnik.com/you-wont-need-a-phone-to-use-the-porsche-taycans-apple-1837400531

 

PORSCHE’S TAYCAN WILL BE THE FIRST CAR WITH A BUILT-IN APPLE MUSIC APP

And from The Verge today: “Although it has previously been possible to listen to Apple Music in compatible cars using CarPlay (which Porsche has supported since 2015), this is the first time Apple’s music streaming service has been available as a native app on any car. Combined with the announcement that Apple is putting iTunes on Samsung TVs, the move shows how Apple is increasingly comfortable with putting its apps and services on non-Apple hardware. Making its services available on a wide range of devices will be important for the company as it shifts towards relying on service subscriptions for more of its revenue.”

 

https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/20/20813467/porsche-taycan-apple-music-built-in-carplay-all-electric-vehicle-car

 

PORSCHE IS INTEGRATING APPLE MUSIC INTO THE ALL-ELECTRIC TAYCAN

Finally TechCrunch spoke with Porsche: “However, the relationship between Apple and Porsche won’t end there, Porsche North America CEO Klaus Zellmer told TechCrunch. More than 80% of the U.S. Porsche customers also have an iPhone, Zellmer told TechCrunch. Porsche said it will also give Taycan owners three years of free in-car internet.”

 

Porsche is integrating Apple Music into the all-electric Taycan

 

VOLKSWAGEN ID.3 RESERVATIONS EXCEED 27,000

“Volkswagen has received more than 27,000 reservations for the 1ST launch edition of the Volkswagen ID.3.” reports InsideEVs: “The pre-booking of ID.3 1ST was opened on May 8 and the first 10,000 was achieved in 24-hours, on May 9. The pace of registrations then slowed down so the 20,000 mark was reached in early June. Volkswagen has needed more than 100 days to get 27,000 and it’s now close to the target of 30,000, which was expected to be achieved by the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. We guess it will be achieved on time, but it’s nothing extraordinary taking into consideration the massive sales volume planed. ID.3 1ST special edition (30,000 vehicles), medium battery pack (58 kWh, 420 km / 261 miles of WLTP range), starting below €40,000 in Germany before the deduction of the subsidy, in four colors and three trim versions”

 

https://insideevs.com/news/366001/volkswagen-id3-reservations-exceed-27000/

 

FORD’S PLANS FOR 2 MIDSIZED CROSSOVERS ON ITS BEV PLATFORM

“Ford’s plans to produce next-generation electric cars in Michigan are becoming more concrete. Two battery-electric mid-range crossover models are apparently planned, one for the Ford brand and another for the Lincoln brand, according to a media report. Both models would be based new BEV platform that was announced in March of this year.” according to Electrive: “The two new BEVs, which have code-named CDX746 and CDX747 by Automotive News as they leaked the news, are planned for 2023 and will go into production in Flat Rock, Michigan at the end of 2022 or the beginning of 2023. According to what Automotive News says are “three sources with knowledge of Ford’s plans”, the vehicles will be similar in size to the Ford Edge, which is also available in Europe.”

 

Ford plans 2 mid-sized crossovers on new BEV platform

 

AUSTRALIA’S ELECTRIC CAR CHARGING NETWORK EXPANDS

“The National Roads and Motorists’ Association (NRMA) has completed half of its planned 40 station electric vehicle (EV) recharging network with the opening of its latest location in Bega, NSW.” reports Carsguide.com.au: “The NRMA’s public charging network is currently free to use for all EV owners, however, the organisation will implement a fee in future for all non-members.”

 

https://www.carsguide.com.au/car-news/australias-electric-car-charging-network-expands-75771

 

2021 BMW INEXT RETURNS IN NEW TEASERS SHOWING PROTOTYPES PRODUCTION

Anthony Karr at Motor1 has the lowdown on the BMW iNEXT: “Following the first teaser images of the BMW iNEXT, released in March, May, and July, the all-electric SUV is returning in a series of new preliminary images and a video, showing pre-production prototypes in camouflage. The test cars were produced at the company’s Pilot Plant in the heart of the Research & Innovation Centre (FIZ) and will be used for road tests and preparations for actual mass production. BMW’s main goal is to assemble the EV on the same assembly line as conventional ICE-powered and PHEV cars. As for the iNEXT itself, think of it as the all-electric alternative of the X5 in terms of dimensions and cabin room. Currently under development, the model will incorporate BMW’s fifth-generation electric drive system with an estimated range between charges of more than 373 miles (600 kilometers) based on the WLTP cycle. The iNEXT will be the “technology flagship” of the automaker and will support level 3 autonomous driving when it debuts for the 2021 model year.”

 

https://www.motor1.com/news/366028/2021-bmw-inext-teaser-exterior/

 

REPORT: RANGE ANXIETY REMAINS THE BIGGEST TURN-OFF FOR SWITCHING TO AN EV

Range anxiety is still a concern for company car drivers in the UK, despite the growing electric vehicle infrastructure.

A new survey conducted by Venson Automotive Solutions reveals that while drivers are widely switched on to the benefits and implications of electric vehicle (EV) ownership, 69% still have concerns with the charging infrastructure. 86% of motorists surveyed said that a ‘lack of clarity in terms of ownership implications as a company car driver’ is a thing of the past, and more than two-thirds of drivers said that they have a good understanding of the costs and convenience of owning an EV.

 

https://autovistagroup.com/news-and-insights/company-car-drivers-still-have-concerns-over-ev-range-and-infrastructure

 

 

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