Show #557

 

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Wednesday 21st August 2019. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story to save you time.

 

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TESLA POSTPONES FULL SELF-DRIVING PRICE INCREASE UNTIL V10 AND SMART SUMMON

“Tesla was planning to increase the price of its “Full Self-Driving” package last week that was supposed to coincide with an update to its Autopilot features, like the new Smart Summon, but it now won’t happen until September/October.” writes Fred at Electrek: “Earlier this month, Tesla announced plans to increase its Full Self-Driving price again on August 16, but August 16 came and went without any price increase. Today, Tesla CEO Elon Musk now confirmed that the price increase has been postponed until they release Version 10. Smart Summon, also known as Enhanced Summon, builds on Tesla’s previous Summon feature, which was used by owners to move their cars autonomously for a few feet in their driveway or in tight parking situations. With the new version, owners are able to Summon their Tesla vehicles from further away, and the cars will navigate more complex parking environments.”

 

Tesla postpones Full Self-Driving price increase until V10 and Smart Summon

 

2020 KARMA REVERO GT STARTS FROM $135,000

“Earlier this month, Karma Automotive announced details about the new 2020 Karma Revero GT, which is scheduled for retail deliveries from Q4 2019 on.” according to InsideEVs: “The starting price (MSRP) is $135,000, which after destination charge and deducting the $7,500 federal tax credit, is effectively $128,900.

28 kWh battery (instead 21.4 kWh)

expected 61 miles (98 km) of all-electric range EPA range (Revero 37 miles EPA)

up to 360 miles (579 km) of total range, including up to 80 miles (129 km) electric and up to 280 miles (451 km) with generator

0-60 mph (96.5 km/h) in 4.5 seconds (Revero 5.4 seconds)

1.5L BMW TwinPower Turbo three-cylinder in-line engine (same as in BMW i8) as onboard generator (previously 2L GM engine)

dual-motor rear-wheel drive (with torque vectoring for rear wheels)”

 

https://insideevs.com/news/366314/2020-karma-revero-gt-135000/

 

REALITY CHECK: CHADEMO FAST-CHARGING STATIONS STILL OUTNUMBER CCS ONES

“As tallied by the U.S. government’s Alternative Fuels Data Center, you’ll find that even now, in the second half of 2019, there are still more places to fast-charge CHAdeMO vehicles than those with CCS. As of August 20, 2019, there are 2,140 charging stations and 3,010 connectors with CHAdeMO fast charging. CCS still lags behind CHAdeMO in the number of stations by more than 250, while it has about 500 more connectors. And Tesla has 678 Supercharger locations with 6,340 connectors. The Nissan Leaf lineup is the only one still on the market to primarily use the CHAdeMO standard.” says Green Car Reports: “Part of the reason why CCS hasn’t gained ground is that, as called out in the Partial Consent Decree of the Volkswagen diesel settlement, Electrify America has to future-proof its stations by operating across different charging standards. Therefore, all public-facing fast chargers will include a CHAdeMO connector—just one, in most cases, running at 50 kw instead of the CCS connectors’ 150kW or 350kW”

 

https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1124639_chademo-fast-charging-stations-still-outnumber-ccs-ones

 

MYSTERIOUS AUDI Q3 TEST MULE SPOTTED WITH CHARGING INLET

“Spy photographers recently spotted in southern Europe an Audi Q3 with a charging inlet on the left-front fender, which clearly indicates it’s a plug-in test mule.” but what IS it, asks InsideEVs: “The question without an answer is whether it’s a plug-in hybrid or an all-electric Audi test vehicle. It might herald a Q3 PHEV or a Q3/Q4 e-tron BEV, according to CarPix.”

 

https://insideevs.com/news/366367/audi-q3-test-mule-charging-inlet/

 

TOMTOM BOOSTS ELECTRIC REVOLUTION WITH TOOLS TO BEAT RANGE ANXIETY

TomTom, [TOM2] the location technology specialist, today announced the launch of two new APIs for developers to help build applications for electric mobility.

The new Long Distance EV Routing API allows users to route from A to B beyond one charge. The routing algorithm, specifically designed to optimize travel time, calculates the route including stops to charge, displaying an estimated arrival time that also considers the charging time. The second new API, EV Charging Stations Availability API, provides information about the availability of the charging stations per plug type, making sure the driver knows before arrival whether a charging point is available for use or not.

 

https://www.tomtom.com/company/press-releases/news/25686/

 

FIRST 50 ORDERS DELIVERED AS ELECTRIC JCB DIGGER IN FULL PRODUCTION

JCB has made manufacturing history by going into full production with the construction industry’s first fully electric mini excavator – with more than 50 machines already delivered.

 

The 19C-1E models – JCB’s first-ever electric diggers – are now coming off the assembly line at JCB Compact Products in Cheadle, Staffordshire, with orders rolling in from customers from across Europe and North America.

The machine is a staggering five times quieter than its diesel counterpart and can be fully charged in under two hours. The model is expected to be a big hit with companies working inside buildings and in emissions and noise-sensitive inner-city areas. Fully charged, the 19C-1E can put in a typical full day’s shift for a mini excavator.

 

The 19C-1E will also offer customers great cost-of-ownership benefits, with research highlighting that over the first five years, charging costs will be 50 per cent cheaper for customers who would otherwise be using red diesel. Servicing costs are also expected to be up to 70 per cent lower compared to the diesel model.

 

https://www.jcb.com/en-gb/news/2019/08/first-ever-electric-jcb-diggers-start-to-roll-off-production-line

 

EO CHARGING AND MOIXA CONNECT FOR SMART EV CHARGING

“The UK charger manufacturer EO Charging and smart grid firm Moixa are cooperating to create a dedicated smart home battery and solar package for electric vehicles. The system is designed to store renewable energy and to use it to charge the EV.” reports electrive: “More specifically, the solution is to integrate an EO Genius EV charger and a 4.8kWh Moixa Smart Battery. The system is then connected to a customer’s solar panels and managed via Moixa’s smart-energy management software GridShare. Chris Wright, CTO at Moixa, stressed that not only will this maximise the use of home-generated solar energy but “at the same time customers will be able to take full advantage of emerging smart tariffs, and benefit from the cheap overnight energy for car charging while covering their household consumption during peak pricing”.”

 

EO Charging and Moixa connect for smart EV charging

 

TESLA’S EUROPEAN DEMAND RUMORS GET BLOWN OUT OF THE WATER

“There is a certain predictive quality in looking at the ships Tesla’s has charted to ferry cars to Europe. In the past two quarters, the Europe/China ratio was 50/50, with the European vessels carrying some more cars than the ships bound for China.” analyses Clean Technica: “”Now, in this third quarter, the Europe/China ratio is 2/1. Of the first 9 ships planned so far, 6 have been destined for Europe. The first shipload has reached the delivery centers, the second is on quay in Zeebrugge. The third is on the Atlantic, the fourth is nearing the Panama Canal, the fifth is at Pier 80 at San Francisco being loaded, and the sixth is due early next week in port.”

 

https://cleantechnica.com/2019/08/21/teslas-european-demand-rumors-get-blown-out-of-the-water/

 

⛴ Morten Grove 🚢

@mortenlund89

 

 

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