Show #610

 

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Monday 14th October 2019. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story to save you time.

 

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PORSCHE EXTENDS ELECTRIC SPORTS CAR MODEL RANGE WITH THE TAYCAN 4S

It was only in September that the new electric sports car from Porsche celebrated its high-profile premiere on three continents simultaneously. Now, the company is already presenting the third version of the sports saloon with the Taycan 4S, says a press release today. The new model is available with two battery sizes. Following the Taycan Turbo S and the Taycan Turbo, the Taycan 4S is therefore the new entry-level model in the series. A single-deck Performance battery with a total capacity of 79.2 kWh comes as standard. The two-deck Performance battery Plus familiar from the Taycan Turbo S and Taycan Turbo is optionally available. The total capacity here is 93.4 kWh.

 

On the UK Porsche configurator the range is from 198 miles to 289 miles for the Performance battery. Price starts at £83,367.

 

https://newsroom.porsche.com/en/2019/products/porsche-taycan-4s-electric-sports-car-entry-level-model-18901.html

 

Fred at Electrek said: “The smaller battery pack results in a range of 407 km (253 miles), and the bigger one should result in 463 km (288 miles) on a single charge based on the WLTP standard. The Taycan 4S with Performance battery Plus becomes the longest-range version of the Taycan. Both versions of the new Taycan 4S can accelerate from a standing start to 100 km/h in 4 seconds and have a top speed of 250 km/h. Porsche says that the new version will start at $103,800 in the US with the smaller battery pack and $110,000 with the Performance battery Plus.”

 

Porsche unveils new entry-level Taycan 4S with smaller battery pack for $104,000

 

evo.co.uk says: “Separating the 4S from its Turbo counterparts are a few subtle design tweaks, ranging from new 19-inch Turbo S Aero wheels, red brake calipers, marginally less aggressive front and rear bumper designs and slightly raised suspension. Six-piston caliper brakes with 360mm discs are fitted at the front, with four-piston, 358mm units at the rear. Porsche’s 4D Chassis Control can also be found, alongside the same three-chamber adaptive air suspension as on the Turbo and Turbo S. Perhaps the biggest draw of the Taycan 4S will be its price. Starting from £83,367, it seems no less than a bargain when stacked up against the Turbo and Turbo S, with £32,491 sitting between it and the Turbo, and a staggering £55,459 with the Turbo S. Order books open today, and first deliveries are expected in January 2020. ”

 

https://www.evo.co.uk/porsche/porsche-taycan/201843/porsche-taycan-4s-revealed-with-563bhp

 

VOLKSWAGEN CEO SAYS ELECTRIC CAR SHIFT WON’T HURT MARGINS: PAPER

Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) does not expect the shift in production toward electric cars aimed at averting billions of euros in European pollution fines to hurt its profit margins, Chief Executive Herbert Diess said in a newspaper report on Monday.” reports Reuters: “Diess said the German car maker expected to sell nearly 20,000 Audi e-Tron in 2019, adding the first year’s production of the electric Porsche Taycan was already sold out. Orders for the VW ID.3, the group’s recently unveiled compact electric model, are already covering the production planned until mid-2020, Diess said.”

 

Diess: “”We do not expect a deterioration in margins. Our advantage is that all our brands have the same platform for electric products and the same batteries that we buy in China,””

 

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-volkswagen-chairman/volkswagen-ceo-says-electric-car-shift-wont-hurt-margins-paper-idUSKBN1WT0PP?feedType=RSS&feedName=businessNews&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+reuters%2FbusinessNews+%28Business+News%29

 

SINGULATO MOTORS COMPLETES NEW ROUND OF FUNDING CLOSE TO $100 MILLION

“Chinese electric vehicle (EV) maker Singulato Motors received a capital injection from Japan’s Itochu Corp amounting to nearly $100 million on October 12, according to Reuters.” according to PanDaily.com “Singulato could receive an additional “few hundreds of millions of dollars” from Itochu if the Chinese startup meets certain conditions. To receive the potential extra funding, Singulato would have to speed up development of its first model, a fully electric sport-utility vehicle called the iS6, and make proper preparations for an IPO, one of the people said. A Tokyo-based spokesperson said the Japanese company had recently made an additional investment in Singulato, but declined to specify the amount except to say it was a minor investment. Previously, the total funding of Singulato exceeded 17 billion yuan (~$2.4 billion). The company’s investors include Legend Star, Till Capital, Intel Capital, GX capital and other major financial and strategic investors.”

 

Singulato Motors Completes New Round of Funding Close to $100 Million

 

GROUPE PSA REAFFIRMS UK ELECTRIFICATION STRATEGY

“Speaking at the Automotive EV Conference (hosted by Three6Zero) held in Coventry on 8 October, UK Head of Electric Vehicles & Connected Services for Groupe PSA, Helen Lees discussed the brand’s electrification strategy, the future of the EV sector in the automotive industry and addressed investment and market potential.” says Automotive Purchasing and Supplies: “In just two years, 15 new electrified vehicles will be launched across all brands in the Groupe PSA portfolio. These include a variety of passenger cars that are already available to order, new DS 3 CROSSBACK E-TENSE, DS 7 CROSSBACK E-TENSE, all-new Peugeot e-208, 3008 SUV HYBRID4, all-new 508 HYBRID, Vauxhall Corsa-e and Grandland X Hybrid4. These will be joined later in 2020 by all-new Peugeot e-2008 and new Citroën C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid, whilst Groupe PSA will also extend its battery electric (BEV) offering on its award-winning LCV product from 2020 starting with the Citroën Relay and Peugeot Boxer.”

 

https://www.automotivepurchasingandsupplychain.com/news/18358/15/Groupe-PSA-reaffirms-UK-electrificaiotn-strategy-at-Automotive-EV-conference

 

LABOUR PARTY PLEDGES TO BAN SALE OF NON-ELECTRIC CARS BY 2030

“A Labour government will aim to end the sale of cars with internal combustion engines by 2030, as part of its plans to tackle the climate emergency. The party is to begin talks with the car industry and trade unions to explore the policies needed to achieve the goal. It says it wants to help an “under siege” industry switch to electric car production.” says The Guardian: “It comes as measures to phase out the internal combustion engine gathering pace across Europe. Earlier this month, Denmark called for a plan to phase out diesel and petrol cars and allow a ban on their sale by 2030. It was backed by 10 other EU countries.”

 

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/oct/13/labour-pledges-to-ban-sale-of-petrol-diesel-cars

 

WHAT IS MILES PER POUND?

From Parkers website: “The Parkers miles per pound (mpp) figure is a new and simple way of comparing the cost to run all cars on sale in the UK today. And it’s really simple – using official ‘real-world’ fuel consumption figures and constantly updated energy and fuel prices, we can show you how far all cars can go for the pound in your pocket. We devised the mpp figure as a way of demystifying the running costs of Electric Vehicles (EVs) because above and beyond their range, and how long they take to charge, there is little uniformity in how carmakers express just how much energy they use. In a nutshell, with this figure you’ll be able to directly compare how much any car costs to take on a journey. For EVs that means how much the electricity costs, and for other cars, that’ll be how much petrol or diesel you need to pump in at the filling station. This will help potential owners understand the overall running costs of a car in real-world terms that are simple to understand.”

 

TESLA IS THE MOST GOOGLED CAR BRAND IN THE USA

Marketing Daily has reported that a new study shows that Tesla is the most Googled car brand by Americans, with more than 2,240,000 searches on a monthly basis. The model that is the most searched for is the Model 3, with around 673,000 searches per month” reports CleanTechnica: “UK. Tesla came in at #4 on the list, with 246,000 Google searches. The Model 3 is the most searched car at 74,000 searches.

 

Italy. Tesla came in at #5 on the most searched car brand list at 246,000, with 40,500 of those searches being the Model 3 (#1 among all cars).

 

Germany. Tesla came in at #5 on the list, with 368,000 searches and 90,500 of those searches for the Model 3 (#1 among all cars).

 

France. Tesla comes in at #7 on the list, with 246,000 searches and the Model 3 scoring 74,000 of them (#1 among all cars).”

 

https://cleantechnica.com/2019/10/14/tesla-is-the-most-googled-car-brand-in-the-usa/

 

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