Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Sunday 2nd Sunday February 2020. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story to save you time.
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PORSCHE CHARGING SERVICE PRICES: IONITY FROM €0.33/KWH
“Porsche, just like many other manufacturers that are introducing electric cars, launched a dedicated service to offer access to multiple charging networks under a single contract authorization account and pricing scheme. The Porsche Charging Service currently includes more than 100,000 AC and DC charging points in 10 countries, as well as around 1,000 Porsche Destination Charging (AC) points “for guests of selected hotels, golf courses or marinas in 20 countries”.” reports InsideEVs: “The most important part of the service seems to be access to the IONITY fast-charging network in Europe, which is key to enable long-distance travel and utilize the potential of charging Porsche Taycan at up to 270 kW. As the IONITY ad-hoc prices are €0.79 per kWh, Porsche offers a significant discount to €0.33 per kWh (or equivalent). The Porsche Charging Service comes with a basic annual fee of €179 (or equivalent), but it’s free for the first three years. Those who would use the service solely to get a discounted rate at IONITY,would need to charge at least 389 kWh per year (almost eight 50 kWh recharges) to offset the €179, by paying €0.46 per kWh less than ad-hoc.”
TOTAL AND GROUPE PSA UNVEIL $5BN EV BATTERY HUB IN FRANCE
“A $5.5bn electric vehicle battery manufacturing programme is to be launched in France with the aim of producing one million batteries a year – up to 15 per cent of the European market.The project is a joint venture called Automotive Cell Company and has been established by four French companies: Total and its battery-making subsidiary Saft, and car manufacturing giant Groupe PSA and its affiliate Opel.” says Power Engineering INternational: “Work will start on the facility next year and it is expected to start producing EV batteries in 2023. The first phase of the total $5bn project will focus on R&D, including the building of a $220m pilot plant on the land of Saft’s existing Nersac facility. This will trigger an investment decision for a large-scale production plant of 8 GWh initially, rising later to 24 GWh, in the northern Hauts-de-France region. This will be followed by a second one of equal capacity in Germany, with the ambition to reach 48 GWh of combined capacity by 2030”
VOLVO BUSES RECEIVES ORDER FOR 60 HIGH-CAPACITY ELECTRIC BUSES FROM MALMÖ
“Scandinavian transport operator Nobina has ordered 60 Volvo high-capacity electric buses which will enter service in Malmö, Sweden next year.” says Green Car Contress: “The electric high-capacity buses ordered by Nobina in Malmö are of the Volvo 7900 Electric Articulated model, which was launched in autumn 2019. They can carry up to 150 passengers and are 80% more energy-efficient than corresponding diesel models. The buses are propelled by dual electric motors with a two-speed transmission. The Lithium-ion batteries have up to 396 kWh energy storage capacity.”
A TESLA MODEL 3 GOES FROM ROLLED ALUMINUM TO A FINISHED VEHICLE IN 48 HOURS
“Tesla takes raw sheets of rolled aluminum and turns them, along with hundreds of other parts, into finished vehicles at its factory in Fremont, California, in less than 48 hours.” according to Clean Technica who listened to a 3rd Row Podcast with Elon and Kimbal Musk: “On the manufacturing front, Kimbal was the one who broached the subject. “What I find amazing is from start to finish, a car is made in 48 hours,” Kimbal said. He talked about the reels of aluminum stock that Tesla uses in its stamping press to form body panels and how the company turns jumbles of parts and raw materials into fully formed vehicles in less than 48 hours. “You can see the rolled aluminum in one section of the factory and you can see the cars coming out the other end.””
QUESTION OF THE WEEK ANSWERS
Keep releasing the single topic bonus editions that delve into deeper issues such as the Tesla only or breaking news on a big game change.
BEANS OFF GRID
I would like more info on battery tech developments on EV daily
Martin instead of reading out all the names I would prefer to know how much the electricity companies are charging per KW at their superchargers, so we know who to avoid !
If you had an opportunity for a couple minutes interview with someone close to one of the news subjects, that’d be awesome!
I love your podcast, but I really wish that there’d be a reason to “watch” your YouTube channel. Rob Maurer of Tesla Daily, @TeslaPodcast , just made his YouTube channel a show to watch.
For QOTW I would love to see more interviews with people in the industry. I assume with your growing following you can really start pulling in some big names that could have a lot of insight. Even interviewing public officials who are part of agencies making a difference in the EV revolution would be very interesting to me.
This year I would like to hear the podcast focus entirely on news content. If this means the podcast is shorter/more stories/greater in depth that would be terrific.
Why not have a regular spot where you highlight the used EV market and focus on specific examples of prices to highlight the great deals out there
I suggest that for your Sunday show you take a break from the news and dedicate the entire show to sharing some of the comments you’ve received during the week. I would really like to hear the insights and experiences of my fellow listeners, and I believe it would further help to build a sense of community among the listeners of your amazing podcast!
- I would also like to hear more “Saturday Special” interviews like you have done several times in the past
Every time I hear your opening line, “I go through all the EV stories…” I’m still expecting you to say, “so you don’t have to.”
My suggestion for what you could add to improve EV news daily would be interviews with people in the EV industry about job opportunities. They could explain what sort of qualifications they look for as well as experience and skills. I and im sure many other people who listen to your podcast would like to get a job in an industry that is exciting, rapidly growing and helping to save the planet for future generations. These interviews could be with EV manufacturers, car converters, charger manufacturers, charging networks, energy providers etc. If it was done as a weekend special it may also get sponsored by companies wishing to have jobs within the EV industry advertised on the podcast (as it would be advertising to people who have a genuine interest in the industry).
maybe when you tell us about new up and coming cars you could quote the maximum possible charging speeds as this is important on those occasional long trips. I know this information isn’t relevant for (in range trips) we will always have a time where we need to take a trip that’s out of range.
Something different for the podcast in 2020, could you change your outtro ?
We get it, ‘there’s no such thing as a self charging hybrid’ !!!
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I would love you to do more with your Instagram channel as Twitter isn’t my thing
So: Saturday specials, recruitment, Instagram, back to the old intro, used car features.
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