Show #644

 

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Sunday 17th November 2019. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story to save you time.

 

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12 REASONS THE MUSTANG WILL BE SUCCESSFUL

  1. The Name
  2. Advertised by Ford Dealers
  3. Sold by dealers close to you
  4. The car isn’t ugly
  5. It’s not slow
  6. Models with 300 miles
  7. Fast charging on a 150kW charger
  8. FordPass Charging Network
  9. The car is affordable
  10. Interior is modern
  11. It’s NOT a Tesla
  12. Ford will make a lot of them

 

https://cleantechnica.com/2019/11/16/12-reasons-why-the-ford-mustang-mach-e-will-be-a-huge-hit/

 

UK RESERVATIONS OPEN FOR ALL-NEW PEUGEOT E-2008 SUV

Buyers will be able to reserve the all-new e-2008 SUV in GT Line trim, costing from £32,000 including Government’s £3,500 Plug-in Car Grant.

The e-2008 SUV will also be available later in Active, Allure and GT trim levels. GT Line and GT trims feature full LED headlights with smartbeam assist, LED rear lights with PEUGEOT’s ‘three-claw’ signature graphic, as well as an interior with Adamite green colour stitching, mood lighting, dynamic seats and aluminum pedals.

Fleet and company car drivers benefit from low company car tax rates. The zero-emission, all-new e-2008 SUV will be exempt from paying Benefit-in-Kind (BIK) tax from April 2020 onwards.

The PEUGEOT e-2008 SUV is powered by a 100kW (136bhp) electric motor with a 50kWh battery. Under WLTP testing, the 100% electric, zero exhaust emissions, SUV provides 193 miles of range.

 

DRIIVZ AND ENNET TO BRING SMART EV CHARGING SERVICES TO JAPAN

Currently, EVs only account for 0.5% of all new cars sold in Japan. However, several Japanese automakers are preparing to launch electric models in the next couple of years which is expected to increase the adoption of EVs in the country.

By integrating elements of Driivz’s EV charging management platform into its smart charging service, Ennet will be able to analyse the power usage patterns of its customers, identify when energy grids receive the least demand for charging and make sure fleets are sufficiently charged for use the following day. Functionality to remotely start and stop charging will also be enabled.

 

LYFT IS INTRODUCING A FLEET OF 200 ELECTRIC KIAS IN COLORADO

“Coloradans will be able to catch a ride in a sleek, new $40,000 electric Kia Niro as soon as December even though the vehicles aren’t available for sale in the state.” says Colorado Sun: “That’s because Lyft is making a fleet of 200 of the long-range electric crossovers available for lease to its Colorado drivers. 

 

The ride-sharing company on Thursday rolled out the plan — its first attempt in the U.S. to make an electric-vehicle fleet available to its drivers — thanks to a law change earlier this year.Legislators opened up Colorado’s electric-vehicle tax credit program to rental companies and businesses with fleets in an attempt to attract a company like Lyft to put a mass of EVs on the roads. Lyft, which lobbied for the change, hopes laws will change in other states, too. “

 

Lyft is introducing a fleet of 200 electric Kias in Colorado, a car model that motorists here can’t even buy

 

QUESTION OF THE WEEK ANSWERS

 

Damon Ireland

Our key reason for owning an EV is not being beholden to the fuel companies to run our car. Here in New Zealand we are paying $2.20 for a litre of 91 octane petrol which which tends to jump up quickly whenever any overseas events affects the value of crude oil or our dollar. In contrast our electricity price has not changed in over 3 years

 

Doug Vowles, Canada

Hey Martyn – First off – last week my wife and I ordered our first electric car, the Tesla Model 3 SR+.  Hoping to get it before the end of the year. Thank you for being part of the process in getting to that decision!

QOW answer: ZERO EMISSIONS.  I currently would not look at any car that wasn’t zero emissions.  There are other requirements beyond that (like range) but much of it (0 – 60…) is just gravy.

 

Don Miller

I never run late for an appointment because I had to stop and get gas.

(We charge each night so we leave home with 200 miles of range)

 

Phil Kemp

I’d vote instant torque as the biggest advantage. It’s not only convenient but can be a life saver in a tight situation.

 

James Penfold from EV Launchpad

Martin, answer to question of the week: stomping on the “gas” pedal never gets old when you are running on guilt free, inexpensive renewable energy! Thanks for the awesome podcast. James Penfold Boston USA.

 

Dafydd Cheung

Genuinely, I’m more interested in EVs, because on the whole, they are less destructive to the only planet we have.

May the sun shine on your panels.

 

Adam DeVries

I bought my car because it was electric. I hated going to gas stations. someone just asked me if I liked my car because it was electric or because it had autopilot. I can’t decide if I would rather drive a car that was electric or one that had autopilot.  I think I prefer the convenience of the electric vehicle getting to charge at home and work always having a full tank but it is a hard decision.

 

ARON MCINNES

 Being able to plug in my garage and go every morning without worrying about filling up. I drive an average of 4500km a month, I fuel up a lot and the savings would be nice too.

 

DAVE DEWSON from EVSMILES

Number one thing with an EV…. way more smiles per mile!

 

CORTEEN

QOTW, my favourite feature is getting into a de-iced and pre warmed car in the winter, can’t beat driving past all your neighbours who are outside in the cold scraping their cars!

 

MARTY YOUNG

My “one thing” would be the acceleration.  I’m a pilot, and I love when I push the throttle forward and feel the acceleration press me back into my seat and the speed increases until the wheels leave the ground!  I get a similar feeling (minus the wheels leaving the ground!) in my 2016 Volt.

 

SERVULUS BILLY

You ask what’s the one upside to driving an EV…. I give you the experience itself. …..  the stares on admiration, the thumbs up of approvals, the many questions of FUD I was able to defunct, the minds and thought processes I was able to change or at least open their eye and minds to something new, the comradery of the brand and last but not least the driving experience itself for which there was no comparison

 

Øyvind Bjørkelund 

Best thing with my EV must be better fuel economy!

 

TOM RAFTERY

The one thing I love about driving my EV is that I am living in the future!

I have a 5kW solar array on my roof which I use to charge the car – the lack of emissions, the zippiness of the car, the quiet ride all contribute to my  awesome feeling of future living

 

 

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

The MYEV.com Question Of The Week…

 

“If you were marketing a for an new EV brand (or Tesla) how would you do it?”

 

 

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