Show #781

 

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Sunday 17th May 2020. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don’t have to.

 

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DYSON FINALLY UNVEILS ITS CANCELED ELECTRIC CAR

“Having famously killed off its electric car project back in October, Dyson’s automobile remained a mystery to most, with insiders telling Engadget that only a handful of engineers had seen a working prototype somewhere in Wiltshire. But yesterday, the company chose to finally show off its scrapped electric car for an interview about Sir James Dyson — now worth £16.2 billion — topping the Sunday Times Rich List for the first time.” writes Engadget.com: “According to The Times, Dyson revealed that his electric vehicle, codenamed “N526,” would have been a seven-seater with a whopping 600-mile range per charge. This was largely thanks to the company’s proprietary solid-state batteries, which could apparently sustain such performance. Despite its 2.6-ton weight, Dyson’s aluminum car could go from zero to 62MPH in 4.8 seconds (about half a second more than the long-range Model X), with its top speed apparently reaching 125MPH (30MPH shy of the Model X’s). This is all coming from the twin 200kW electric motors rated with 536BHP. As the owner of the company, Dyson told The Times that this project ended up costing £500 million of his own money before he put a stop to it. “

 

https://www.engadget.com/dysons-electric-car-n526-085341772.html

 

KOENIGSEGG REGERA’S BATTERY COSTS 100 TIMES MORE THAN A REGULAR EV BATTERY

“The Koenigsegg Regera’s batteries are designed to deliver uncompromising performance. It doesn’t come cheap. In fact, according to Jonas Voss, Director, EV Propulsion Systems, the Regera’s battery costs 100 times more than a regular battery pack you would find in an EV. Similar cells are used in modern Formula 1 cars.” says TheSupercarBlog.com: “Koenigsegg sources the special batteries from Rimac. Apparently, these are cells are so specialized that even Rimac doesn’t use it the C_Two electric hypercar. There are 6 modules of 64 cells inside the carbon fibre housing. It is mounted in the centre of the car in order to keep the centre of gravity low. The batteries alone generate around 700 hp.The Regera also uses a twin-turbo V8 engine and three electric motors. The combined output of the hybrid system is 1500 hp and 1500 lb-ft of torque, which enables the car to hit 0-400 km/h in less than 20 seconds.”

 

https://www.thesupercarblog.com/koenigsegg-regeras-battery-costs-100-times-more-than-a-regular-ev-battery/

 

TESLA UPDATES MODEL Y AND MODEL 3 DELIVERY TIMELINE

“Tesla has updated Model Y and Model 3 delivery timelines after restarting production at Fremont factory. The automaker is now listing 5 to 7 weeks delivery time for new Model 3 orders in the US:” reckons electrek: “Prior to the factory shutdown, Tesla was listing 4 to 8 weeks for new Model 3 deliveries in the US. As for the Model Y, new buyers of the electric SUV are going to have to wait a little longer before getting the vehicle. Tesla updated the Model Y delivery timeline with a new 8 to 12 weeks lead time.”

 

Tesla updates Model Y and Model 3 delivery timeline after production restart

 

HOW TESLA MADE ITS BATTERY BREAKTHROUGHS IN A TINY CANADIAN LAB

“After conducting battery research for 3M and Medtronic, Dahn signed a research partnership with Tesla in 2015 that runs through mid-2021. Tesla hired Dahn’s students and graduates and built connections to a small battery testing facility in Halifax in 2015, that was spun out of Dahn’s lab at Dalhousie.” says iphoneincanada: “Tesla also set up its own battery research lab in Halifax that same year. A former PhD student of Dahn’s, Chris Burns, helped Tesla build its Halifax facility. Tesla’s funding of Dahn’s work is public, and Dahn has talked about some of his group’s accomplishments at public and private forums, including a presentation in February at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Videos of that presentation and at least two others where Dahn discussed his work were posted on YouTube, but since have been removed. Dahn’s team is now playing a key role in Tesla’s plans to introduce a new low-cost, long-life ‘million mile’ battery in its Model 3 sedan in China, which will bring the cost of electric vehicles in line with gasoline models.”

 

https://www.iphoneincanada.ca/tesla/tesla-battery-development-in-canadian-lab/

 

NEW FORD EXPLORER PLUG-IN HYBRID NOW BEING DELIVERED TO EUROPEAN CUSTOMERS

THE ALL-NEW FORD Explorer Plug-In Hybrid – featuring electric driving, first-class comfort and true tough terrain capability – is now being delivered to customers across Europe, following the seven-seater SUV going on sale late last year. The Explorer Plug-In Hybrid combines Ford’s powerful 3.0-litre EcoBoost V6 petrol engine with an electric motor, generator and 13.6 kWh lithium-ion battery. Equipped with Ford’s 10-speed automatic transmission, Intelligent All-Wheel Drive and Terrain Management System with seven Drive Modes, the advanced powertrain delivers the ability to carry seven passengers in refined comfort, tow up to 2,500 kg, and enables 48 km NEDC (42 km WLTP) electric driving rang.  The Explorer Plug-In Hybrid is one of 18 new electrified vehicles Ford is introducing for customers in Europe before the end of 2021.

 

OCTOPUS ENERGY CREATES ROAMING CHARGING SERVICE IN UK AND EUROPE

“Octopus Energy Group has launched a new roaming charging service, enabling electric car drivers to access multiple charging networks with a single account. The Electric Juice Network scheme can be used by any electric car driver – including non-Octopus Energy’ customers – and initially provides access to urban charging points through the Char.gy network, but with other partners to follow. This includes expansion into Europe.” says FleetWorld: “Charging costs for all users are invoiced through a single bill – providing a solution to the long-standing issue of a lack of standardised payment measures. The launch of the new roaming service follows Octopus Energy’s work last year to deliver time-of-use tariffs and smart analytics to charging companies across the UK and will soon be supported by the Electric Juice app, which will also enable drivers across Europe to take advantage of the same service.”

 

Octopus Energy creates roaming charging service in UK and Europe

 

NISSAN LAUNCHES ALL-NEW KICKS E-POWER IN THAILAND

“The Nissan Kicks e-POWER, an all-new compact SUV that gives drivers the power and performance of an electric car, debuted today in Thailand. This is a Nissan regional launch event, and the world-debut of the new Nissan model: Nissan Kicks e-POWER.” reports Automotiveworld: “Equipped with e-POWER, the revolutionary electrified powertrain first introduced by Nissan in Japan, the new Nissan Kicks is built in Thailand and perfectly tailored for the lifestyles of urban customers. Nissan’s award-winning e-POWER technology brings a fully electric motor drive, meaning that the wheels are completely driven by the electric motor. The power from a high-output battery is delivered to the e-POWER compact powertrain comprising a gasoline engine, power generator, inverter and a motor.” The all-new Nissan Kicks e-POWER technology features an EM57 electric motor, generator and inverter that generates electricity from its 1.2 liters DOHC 12-valve three-cylinder engine. The e-POWER system offers a maximum power of 95 kilowatts (kW) (129 PS), a maximum flat-torque of 260 Nm, and a lithium-ion battery—all delivering a driving experience similar to an EV. The 1.57 kWh lithium-ion battery in the all-new Nissan Kicks  e-POWER has four modules that provide smooth acceleration, quiet rides, and increased fuel efficiency.”

 

QUESTION OF THE WEEK ANSWERS

 

RAJEEV NARAYAN

Here in Texas, I have used Plug-share, which seems to have a reasonable coverage map and can give you turn by turn directions and a trip planner which seems to work. It can also filter by type of charger. The problem for me is that in my area at least, there is no real guarantee the charger you pull up to will work.

 

DOUG VOWLES

I exclusively use A Better Route Planner.  It allows you to enter the specific model of EV you’re driving, and then you can tailor trip parameters to include outside temperature, wind, road conditions etc. The program also knows road elevations. We made several trips beyond the range of level 2 and 3 chargers in the dead of winter, and ABRP let us anticipate the need for and use overnight 110 volt charging to make it back to “civilization.” Highly recommended.

 

JEFFREY MURRAY

My wife and I have a 2019 Chevy Bolt that we bought new in October and we already have over 20k miles on it, including multiple long distance road trips in the middle of winter (we bought it going into the worst case scenario for an EV, so now summer should be a pleasant surprise). My prefered route planner overall has been Plugshare, as it seems to have the most complete database of chargers here in the Indiana, USA area. I also use abetterrouteplanner.com since it has a lot of customizations to the car, how much weight, weather, etc. I will often take the charge stops that it finds and put them into plugshare since I find it easier to follow in the car.

 

 

 

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

 

Should Dyson have continued to make a £150,000 EV, or should we only make EVs realistic? What’s wrong with making cars at a high price point?

 

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