Show #672

 

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Tuesday 21st January 2020. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story to save you time.

 

Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they’ve built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It’s a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too.

 

Welcome to a new Patreon MRK ZED

 

VW ID.4 TO HAVE ITS WORLD PREMIERE THIS SPRING

“Volkswagen’s next ID production model, the ID 4 crossover, will be revealed at New York motor show in April. The new EV will retain many of the same exterior themes as the ID Crozz concept car, which was first shown in 2017. ” reports Autocar.co.uk: “The electric crossover-style SUV will be an important part of the VW ID brand’s range offensive in the US, as well as in Europe, following the launch of the ID 3 hatchback.         There will be two versions of the ID SUV: a standard model and a coupe-SUV in the vein of the original concept, which are expected to be named the ID 4 and ID 5 respectively. The ID 5 will be revealed at a later date. A camouflaged ID 4 prototype was also shown at last September’s Frankfurt motor show during the launch of the ID 3, with which it will share many design cues.The ID 4 and ID 5 will be built in Europe, the US and China, cementing its status as a truly global model and a crucial kingpin of the brand’s rapid EV rollout.”

 

And from Electrek: “In November, Scott Keogh, CEO of VW of America, said that the ID Crozz will sell in the low- to mid-$30,000 range after a $7,500 federal tax credit. That suggests a pre-incentive sticker price of around $40,000 for the brand’s first high-volume, ground-up EV sold in the US.

 

The ID Crozz goes on sale in late 2020. Volkswagen is expected to sell about 50,000 to 75,000 units per year in the first two years.”

 

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/motor-shows-new-york-motor-show/volkswagen-id-4-suv-be-revealed-new-york-motor-show

 

Volkswagen ID Crozz to make US debut at New York Auto Show in April

 

ELON MUSK: TESLA ACQUISITION OF MAXWELL IS GOING TO HAVE A VERY BIG IMPACT ON BATTERIES

“Elon Musk has commented on Tesla’s acquisition of Maxwell, an ultra-capacitor manufacturer and battery technology company, and shed some lights on the automaker’s plan for the company.” says electrek: “the CEO said that the advancements in Li-ion battery technology have made ultra-capacitors unnecessary for electric vehicles. Musk said that Tesla is looking into using several of Maxwell’s battery technologies. The CEO said that it’s going to be a “big deal” and that it could have a “very big impact” on their business. Musk confirmed that Maxwell’s dry electrode technology is “one of the technologies” that could be a “big deal”.”

 

Elon Musk: Tesla acquisition of Maxwell is going to have a very big impact on batteries

 

TESLA HACKER SAYS UNINTENDED ACCELERATION IS IMPOSSIBLE IN TESLAS

“Jason Hughes is definitely not a person you would classify as a Tesla guardian. He has helped us clarify the MCUv1 issues on the early cars of the company and is known for admonishing Tesla.” says Gustavo at InsideEVs who asked him for a statement.

 

“I’ve examined logs from 29 accident vehicles to date, 19 of which were third-party unintended acceleration related – several for direct customers, over a dozen for a particular insurance company.  One hundred percent of them were pedal misapplication. The driver was pressing the accelerator pedal commanding the acceleration, and then in most cases, eventually braked and stopped the car. In two cases, the driver actually never touched the brake, but the obstacle or airbag deployment prevented further movement of the vehicle. The drive units contain at least three distinct pieces of hardware that all simultaneously crosscheck any pedal input. The pedal hardware itself contains two independent sensors that must agree as well. This way, only a genuine pedal input will cause torque to be commanded. There are additional crosschecks of this in other modules as well, such as the ABS. While Tesla is far from perfect, the powertrain control setup, specifically related to these sudden acceleration claims, is something they deserve a lot of credit on. It’s a solid system, with a ton of thought put into how to make it as safe as possible.”

 

https://insideevs.com/photo/4714799/jason-hughes-says-teslas-do-not-have-unintended-acceleration-issues/

 

ENTREPRENEUR ADDS MOBILE SERVICE STATION AT TESLA SUPERCHARGERS

“Charging Stop just launched 3 weeks ago at the Tesla Supercharger in Culver City, California. They initially opened up to provide coffee to customers looking to charge, and as they surveyed potential customers visiting the Supercharger, he found the one thing most customers really wanted was a car wash, so he pivoted.” reports CleanTechnica. Kyle says: “As I rolled into the Culver City Supercharger during my pit stop last week, 7 Teslas waited in line for an opening at the full charging station. A sign at the front of the line informed owners that they could get their vehicle cleaned up while it charged for a few bucks, with either a fast wash for $19 or a full wash for $33.”

 

https://cleantechnica.com/2020/01/20/entrepreneur-adds-mobile-service-station-at-teslas-superchargers/

 

BYD INTRODUCES THE LARGEST ELECTRIC MOTORCOACH IN NORTH AMERICA

BYD (Build Your Dreams) announced it will bring three of its battery-electric, zero-emission motorcoaches to the United Motorcoach Association’s annual expo in Nashville, Tenn., being held Jan. 19-23.

 

BYD will display its 45-foot double-deck C10MS, the largest battery-electric motorcoach in North America. The C10MS can seat up to 77 people and has a range of up to 230 miles.

 

BYD will also display its C8MS 35-foot double-deck motorcoach, with 51 seats and a range of up to 170 miles, and the C9M 40-foot motorcoach, with 49 seats and a range of up to 200 miles.

 

PORSCHE TAYCAN CROSS TURISMO, SPORT TURISMO SPIED CHARGING UP

“”There’s been a new sighting of the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo, and possibly the sleeker Sport Turismo as well. Steven Hopemaster shared a couple of photos on Twitter showing a pair of electrified wagons holding ground at an EV charging station, joined by a third Taycan in sedan form that’s still wearing bonkers taillight camouflage.” according to Christopher Smith at Motor1.com: “The powertrain for each will almost certainly mirror what’s available on the Taycan, which means 4S and Turbo variants will offer a range of performance from merely fast to insane.”

 

The tweet says: “Looks like there will soon be a #Porsche #Taycan Sport Tourismo #EV or however they will call the estate-version.”

 

https://www.motor1.com/news/394124/porsche-taycan-turismo-spied-charging/

 

TESLA MODEL Y EXPECTED TO SURPRISE IN UPCOMING Q4 2019 EARNINGS CALL

“Tesla may be incredibly quiet and conservative with its Model Y timeframes, but if recent sightings and alleged leaks are any indications, it appears that the upcoming all-electric crossover is coming sooner than expected. An announcement of its impending release is expected to be made by company executives on the upcoming Q4 2019 Financial Results and earnings call, scheduled for January 29 at 3:30 PM PST.” reprts Teslarati: “The upcoming Q4 2019 earnings call on January 29 will hold several critical updates about the company’s ongoing projects, such as Gigafactory 3 in China and Gigafactory 4 in Europe. If signs and sightings are any indication, it would not be surprising at all if Elon Musk or any other Tesla executives would release an update on the Model Y’s mass production and first deliveries as well.”

 

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-y-production-release-date-rumors/

 

NEW QUESTION OF THE WEEK

The MYEV.com Question Of The Week…

 

With increasing attacks on EVs and vandalism caught on camera, why do some people have a problem with EVs?

 

 

I want to say a heartfelt thank you to the 230 patrons of this podcast whose generosity means I get to keep making this show, which aims to entertain and inform thousands of listeners every day about a brighter future. By no means do you have to check out Patreon but if it’s something you’ve been thinking about, by all means look at patreon.com/evnewsdaily

 

You can listen to all 672 previous episodes of this this for free, where you get your podcasts from, plus the blog https://www.evnewsdaily.com/ – remember to subscribe, which means you don’t have to think about downloading the show each day, plus you get it first and free and automatically.

 

It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast.

 

And if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing.

 

Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I’ll catch you tomorrow and remember…there’s no such thing as a self-charging hybrid.

 

 

PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE (PREMIUM PARTNER)

BRAD CROSBY (PREMIUM PARTNER)

AVID TECHNOLOGY (PREMIUM PARTNER)

 

DAVID ALLEN (PARTNER)

OEM AUDIO OF NEW ZEALAND AND EVPOWER.CO.NZ (PARTNER)

PAUL O’CONNOR (PARTNER)

TRYEV.COM (PARTNER)

GARETH HAMER

eMOBILITY NORWAY HTTPS://WWW.EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/  (PARTNER)

ALAN ROBSON (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

ALAN SHEDD (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

ALEX BANAHENE (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

ALEXANDER FRANK @ https://www.youtube.com/c/alexsuniverse42

ANDERS HOVE (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

ANDREA JEFFERSON (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

ASEER KHALID (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

ASHLEY HILL (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

BÅRD FJUKSTAD (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

BARRY PENISTON (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

BRENT KINGSFORD (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

BRIAN THOMPSON (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

BRIAN WEATHERALL (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

BRUCE BOHANNAN (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

CHARLES HALL (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

CHRIS HOPKINS (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

COLIN HENNESSY (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

CRAIG COLES (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

CRAIG COOPER (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

CRAIG ROGERS (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

DAMIEN DAVIS (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

DAN FAIRS (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

DARREN BYRD (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

DARREN FEATCH (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

DARREN SANT FROM YORKSHIRE EV CLUB (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

DAVE DEWSON (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

DAVID BARKMAN (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

DAVID FINCH (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

DAVID PARTINGTON (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

DAVID PRESCOTT (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

DEREK REILLY FROM THEEFFECT.NET (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

DON MCALLISTER / SCREENCASTSONLINE.COM (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

ENRICO STEPHAN-SCHILOW (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

FREDRIK ROVIK (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

FREEJOULE AKA JAMES (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

GENE RUBIN (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

GEOFF LOWE (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

IAN GRIFFITHS (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

IAN SEAR (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

JACK OAKLEY (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

JAMES STORR (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

JERRY ALLISON (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

JIM MORRIS (EXECUTIVE PRODICERS)

JOHN BAILEY (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

JOHN LACEY FROM CLICK CLACK VIDEO NZ (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

JON AKA BEARDY MCBEARDFACE FROM KENT EVS (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

JON KNODEL (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

JUAN GONZALEZ (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

KEN MORRIS (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

KEVIN MEYERSON (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

KYLE MAHAN (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

LARS DAHLAGER (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

LAURENCE D ALLEN (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

LEE BROWN (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

LUKE CULLEY (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

MARCEL LOHMANN (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

MARCEL WARD (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

MARK BOSSERT (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

MARLIN SCHELL (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

MATT PISCIONE (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

MATTHEW ELLIS (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

MAZ SHAR (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

MIA OPPELSTRUP (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

MICHAEL PASTRONE (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

MICHEAEL KYFFIN (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

MIKE ROGERS (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

MIKE WINTER (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

NATHAN GORE-BROWN (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

NEIL E ROBERTS FROM SUSSEX EVS (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

NORTHERN EXPLORERS (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

OHAD ASTON (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

PAUL RIDINGS (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

PAUL SHELLEY ((EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

PAUL STEPHENSON (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

PERRY SIMPKINS (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

PETE GLASS (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

PETE GORTON (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

PETER & DEE ROBERTS FROM OXON EVS (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

 PHIL MOUCHET (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

PONTUS KINDBLAD (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

RAJEEV NARAYAN (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

RALPH JENSON (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

RENÉ SCHNEIDER (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

ROB COOLING / HTTP://WWW.APPLEDRIVING.CO.UK/ (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

ROB HERMANS (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

ROBERT GRACE (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

ROBIN TANNER (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

RUPERT MITCHELL (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

SABBY THE CAT (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

SARI KANGASOJA (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

SEIKI PAYNE (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

STEVE JOHN (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

STUART HANNAH (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

THOMAS J. THIAS  (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

THE PLUGSEEKER – EV YOUTUBE CHANNEL (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

TIM GUTTERIDGE (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

WILLIAM LANGHORNE (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

ZACK HURST (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

 

 

CONNECT WITH ME!

EVne.ws/itunes

EVne.ws/tunein

EVne.ws/googleplay

EVne.ws/stitcher

EVne.ws/youtube

EVne.ws/iheart

EVne.ws/blog

EVne.ws/patreon

 

Check out MYEV.com for more details: https://www.myev.com