Show #609

 

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

 

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AUDI TT SET TO MORPH INTO ALL-ELECTRIC CROSSOVER

https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/audi/tt/105191/audi-tt-set-to-morph-into-all-electric-crossover?_mout=1&utm_campaign=autoexpress_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

NEW CAR RENTAL COMPANY TO RENT OUT “ONLY ELECTRIC VEHICLES”

New car rental company to rent out “only electric vehicles”

 

DAIMLER RECALLS HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF MERCEDES-BENZ DIESEL VEHICLES

https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-daimler-emissions-kba-recall/daimler-recalls-hundreds-of-thousands-of-mercedes-benz-diesel-vehicles-idUKKBN1WQ2JL

 

NASCAR GREEN LIGHTS HYBRID CARS FOR THE RACE TRACK IN 2022

https://www.foxbusiness.com/sports/nascar-goes-green-hybrid-cars-2022

 

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

 

jdonalds2001 • 1 day ago

Should electrify commercial trucks next. There is a huge gap in efficiency between a petrol pickup and an EV pickup.

 

D R-K • 1 day ago

I have to say that if there is one thing I wish everyone was doing the same way it is going down in China… it is changing out their fleets and getting it done. Entire fleets overnight, buses, taxis and now dump trucks. It is the one thing they continue to impress with that I wish the USA, UK , Canada or even Germany as a large economic power would beat them at. They are taking their air quality and emissions goals seriously.

 

e-Tripping with Adam Gebbett • 2 days ago

Hi Martin,

the most important electrified transport conversion is in the shipping industry. These vessels carry everything we consume around the world and use low grade oil to power them.

 

 

wizza • 4 days ago

buses im a bus driver it would be amazing i would take pay cut to drive quite smooth bus that doesnt break down or leak deisel

 

 

PD Ken • 5 days ago

QOTW.  Two of the main benefits of EVs are in reducing CO2 and in cities especially, pollution.  CO2 might be best tackled by electrifying trucks (the UK kind) and pollution by electrifying taxis and buses. All these vehicle types are likely to do far higher annual mileages than private cars and hence electrification will give the greatest benefit.  It could be argued that a battery in a car doing 15k miles a year or less is a wasted resource which could be better used in a taxi or other high mileage vehicle.

 

STEVE ROTHE

The US Postal Service here in the US!  Why? Because they drive every road in the US 6 days a week, at slow speed and they do a LOT of stopping so regen braking would be used a LOT.   I guess they would not work that well in winter without an  auxillary heater, but seats and steering wheel should have electric heat.  Your show is TOPS!!!

 

Mike in Oklahoma

School buses are the most important vehicles to become electric. I’m told in the US there are like three times the number of school buses versus municipal buses. Not to mention they are carrying our children and we want them to have the cleanest air to breath as possible!

 

Luis Janeiro

I think the aim should be to maximise the quantity of fossil fuels that each kWh of battery we manage to produce is able to substitute.

Many people will argue that buses or trucks are the most important, because they are bigger, more polluting. But buses or truks make quite efficient use of fossil fuels today as they transport a lot of people or goods at once.

I would start electrifying the segments with the worst performance of fossil use per person-km or tonne-km today.

 

BRUNO ARRIOLA

Not sure about other parts of the world, but here in the United States the combined annual mileage of semi-trucks (delivery trucks) is around 140 billion miles (per HDS Driving Institute https://hdstruckdrivinginstitute.com/semi-trucks-numbers/). Now just imagine if we could electrify all the trucks with the snap of a finger…

 

MUNAVER

My answer to the question of the week is to covert ships and trains to electric propulsion and then pickup truck or utes as we call them here in Australia.

Also Martyn Please can you talk about EV transformation in other markets like South America, India, Southeast Asia, Russia,  the middle east and Africa in your podcast as I hardly hear you mention any of these other important markets.

 

DAFYDD CHEUNG

In the America, the blinding obvious vehicles that need cleaning up, preferably via full electrification. Are pickup trucks, which are not subject to any emissions regulations. Nor are they subject to a minimum mpg target.

In the UK, I’d say PSVs, including all minibuses. Plus vehicles operated by councils. In addition, I’ve thought for many years, that ICE sports car in general, should be banned in their entirety. As they are dedicated to wasting as much fossil juice, in as short a period as possible.

 

JOHN FRUHWIRTH

We should, In priority sequence, electrify the following vehicles:

  1. Buses – they carry millions of people around cities (follow China’s lead)
  2. “Last Mile” delivery vehicles (vans, trucks, etc.) After all, if you bought it, a truck brought it.
  3. Long haul trucks/lorries (e.g. The Tesla Semi, etc.)
  4. Civic service vehicles (garbage trucks, street sweepers, etc.)
  5. Heavy equipment (bull dossers, back hoes, road graders, etc.)

 

YANN T FROM MONTREAL

in my opinion, the most critical segment that needs electrification are semi trucks (53 footers). Lorries as you would say. Smaller vans too for professionals. They transport a lot of goods around the world. They are constantly on the road burning a lot of dirty old diesel.

They could be fitted with a lot of batteries if it could be fitted on the trailer for longer range, maybe?

Image a world where all trucks are electrified. No more diesel, no more particules, no more black smoke coming out of huge exhaust pipes, and so much torque to move around heavy loads.

 

JOHN BALL

The most important transportation segment to electrify in The United States is large tractor trailer trucks. They will convert to electric drive as soon as it is more profitable to do so and production capacity ramps up. When trucks are electric the large service plazas all along our highways will convert  to high capacity superchargers servicing trucks and cars. This will solve the charging infrastructure problem and lead to rapid conversion to electric transport. These high capacity superchargers will require large banks of batteries

 

 

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