Show #842

 

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HYUNDAI KONA ELECTRIC GLOBAL SALES REACH MILESTONE OF 100,000

“Hyundai Kona Electric has just reached the milestone of 100,000 global sales in just over two years since its market launch in March 2018. As of June 30, 2020, 103,719 Kona Electric were sold. More than three-quarters of the total outside of its home market – South Korea.” says InsideEVs: “There should be no problem increasing the sales of Kona Electric beyond 60,000 this year, compared to less than 50,000 in 2019. The goal for Hyundai by 2025 is to gradually increase battery-electric car sales to 560,000 annually.”

 

The Kona is now made in Czech Republic about 235 miles east of Prague, 30,000 cars in first year. Batteries coming from LG Chem and SKI in Poland and Hungary.

 

TESLA GIGAFACTORY NEVADA NOW PRODUCES 13 MILLION BATTERY CELLS PER DAY

“The science channel got access to Tesla’s Gigafactory Nevada for their new show ‘Super Factories’ – giving us a rare new look inside the plant.” says Electrek today: “When originally announcing the plan for the factory, Tesla was talking about the plant producing 105 GWh of battery cells per year and 150 GWh of battery packs per year once completed. However, the factory is currently about 30% complete and Tesla hasn’t expanded the facility for years as both the automaker and Panasonic have focused on optimizing the current production capacity. Also, there are a few nice tidbits of information. For example, they say that the current production capacity stands at 13 million individual cells per day. At ~17 Wh per cell, that’s 221 MWh of battery cells per day or 80 GWh per year, which would be a big increase from the latest disclosed official capacity at Gigafactory Nevada.”

 

Teslarati notes: “Rare footage of the battery cell manufacturing process was also highlighted in the Super Factories segment. This includes the massive, elaborate conveyor systems that the company utilizes for its battery cell manufacturing. A look at batteries seemingly being assembled for a Powerwall battery unit was also included in the feature. Interestingly enough, the segment also mentioned that Gigafactory Nevada is capable of producing around 13 million cells per day. “

 

A look inside Tesla Gigafactory Nevada [Updated]

 

Tesla goes deep inside Giga Nevada in rare showcase of battery cell production line

 

STUDY SHOWS IMPRESSIVE RESALE VALUE FOR MODEL 3

A recent study showed some impressive resale figures for the Tesla Model 3, saying the sedan holds its value more than five times better than other EVs.  Car search engine iSeeCars.com analyzed more than 6.9 million car sales to identify models with the greatest loss in value after three years.  The three available Tesla vehicles currently in production with used car versions available all have below-average depreciation for the segment.” reports TeslaMotorsClub.com: “The report said one reason Teslas defy the high depreciation of the EV segment is because over-the-air software updates help keep even the older versions current. As such, consumers are likely willing to pay higher prices for the Model S and Model X than what they are willing to pay for other used luxury vehicles, the report found.

 

https://teslamotorsclub.com/blog/2020/07/16/study-shows-impressive-resale-value-for-model-3/

 

VOLKSWAGEN TRADEMARKS E-BEETLE AND OTHER CLASSIC E-VW NAMES

“They’d be fools not to consider it, and it now looks like maybe, just maybe, they weren’t fools after all, as a member of the VWIDTalk forum found evidence that Volkswagen has reserved the European trademarks for e-Beetle as well as some other air-cooled era classics.” says Jalopnik; “Along with the e-Beetle, VW has reserved e-Samba, which may be used as the official name for the reborn electric Microbus currently known as the ID Buzz, along with the e-Karmann (likely an electric small sports car, perhaps a convertible, like the original Karmann-Ghia), and, maybe the most questionably, the e-Kübel. Of course, just reserving trademarks isn’t an indicator that a company is actually planning to build cars with those trademarked names, but it’s certainly a step. “

 

https://jalopnik.com/volkswagen-trademarks-e-beetle-and-other-classic-e-vw-n-1844407434

 

VOLKSWAGEN GROUP OF AMERICA OPENS NEXT-GEN CHARGING STATION AT ARIZONA GLOBAL TEST CENTER

Volkswagen Group of America (VWGoA) has opened one of the most extensive electric vehicle charging stations at a North American test facility. This next-generation charging station at its Arizona Proving Grounds will be used to help VWGoA evaluate battery and charging performance under extreme hot-weather conditions. Engineers will also receive real time data to see how various chargers compare.

The 50-space charging station is located at VWGoA’s global test facility in Maricopa, AZ—one of two worldwide, Group-wide hot-weather test facilities—and will allow the charging of EVs in weather conditions up to 120 degrees. Twenty-five DC fast chargers, with variable power outputs from the most commonly used charger power today at 50 kilowatts (kW) all the way up to 350kW, can charge capable EVs at speeds up to 20 miles per minute.

Ten Level 2 AC chargers will also be used at the facility to simulate typical, home-based charging. The chargers will utilize charge plugs from the three standard connector types: U.S. (CCS1), Europe (CCS2) and China (GB-T).

All charging equipment comes from different brands from around the world to maximize testing variability.

 

AUDI E-TRON IS WORLD MARKET LEADER IN ITS SEGMENT

 

The Audi e-tron is the worldwide market leader in its segment. The first fully electric series production model from Audi is popular all over the world with customers and media alike.  With the e-tron GT, the Q4 e-tron, and the Q4 Sportback e-tron, Audi is looking toward an electric year 2021 in both senses of the word.

In the first half of 2020, Audi delivered 17,641 e-tron models to customers worldwide. This corresponds to an increase of 86.8 percent as compared to the previous year – despite the difficult market situation due to the coronavirus pandemic. The fully electric Audi model is therefore way ahead of its competitors in the full-size battery electric vehicle SUV segment worldwide. It is even the overall top-selling electric SUV in Europe.

The Audi e-tron is highly sought after in the Scandinavian market in particular. In Norway, which is the pioneering country when it comes to electric mobility, it was the top-selling passenger-car model in the first half of the year. The e-tron makes up 92 percent of the volume of Audi models delivered in Norway. It also makes up a significant portion of deliveries in Iceland (93 percent), Sweden (12 percent), and Israel (14 percent). In the USA, the e-tron has recorded an increase in sales by more than 50 percent as compared to the previous year.

[Audi] will be launching the Audi e-tron GT. Performance and an expressive design are the most important ingredients for the e-tron GT. It thereby emphasizes the sportiness of the brand and continues the success story of the Audi e-tron together with the electric Q models.

 

https://www.audi-mediacenter.com/en/press-releases/audi-e-tron-is-world-market-leader-in-its-segment-12967

 

MCKINSEY FINDS 7 OF 10 CHINA EVS POTENTIALLY PROFITABLE

“The management consultancy McKinsey has disassembled and analysed ten popular electric cars from Chinese manufacturers for a new study. From this, the consultants derived some interesting statements on possible profits and the market prospects of international manufacturers.” says Electrive: “For the study entitled “How to drive winning battery-electric-vehicle design”, popular electric cars from Chinese production were analysed, both from established groups such as SAIC and the GM brand Buick, as well as from start-ups such as Nio or World Champions. In the analysis, the experts also found that there is still no “silver bullet” in the design and procurement of electric drive components for Chinese BEVs, as is the case for European models. For two of the ten vehicles, all components were developed in-house, for three all drive components were purchased, and five chose a middle course of in-house development and outsourcing. There are also different approaches to battery designs, as well as to the networking and integration of the drive systems.”

 

https://www.electrive.com/2020/07/13/mckinsey-analysis-finds-7-of-10-chinese-evs-potentially-profitable/

 

FISKER TRYING TO SECURE VOLKSWAGEN’S MEB PLATFORM FOR THE OCEAN

” One key piece of info is that Fisker is in talks with Volkswagen about using VW’s MEB modular electric platform and ancillary components for the Ocean. The agreement would include battery packs as well.” says Autoblog: “Furthermore, this attempt at deeper collaboration with VW is part of a two-year growing partnership. The Verge went through the presentation, noting that Fisker and VW entered a memorandum of understanding in 2017, upgrading that to a “collaboration agreement” in 2018. Audi subsidiary Italdesign built the Ocean crossover Fisker debuted at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, the prototype described as a “near-series prototype” and sitting an MEB platform. This month, the two companies could sign a “cornerstone agreement” to formalize “costs, production capacity, and a timeline.” “

https://www.autoblog.com/2020/07/16/fisker-ocean-electric-crossover-vw-meb-platform

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