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Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Tuesday 1st September 2020. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don’t have to.

 

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SKODA ENYAQ IV ELECTRIC REVEALED

“Following a number of teasers and design sketches, the new Skoda Enyaq iV SUV has finally been revealed in full. The pure-electric SUV will be available to order from late 2020, with prices starting from £33,450 before the Plug-in Car Grant (PiCG). Deliveries are expected to start in spring 2021.” writes Driving Electric: “The Enyaq iV can be had with one of two batteries: 62kWh or 82kWh, with the latter good for a 310-mile driving range on a single charge. A choice of two or four-wheel drive is also offered, along with four trim levels. Skoda has used the Volkswagen Group’s MEB electric-car platform to develop the Enyaq iV, making it a sister model to the Volkswagen ID.4 family SUV. The new car is the Czech manufacturer’s second pure-electric vehicle, after the Citigo-e iV city car”

 

“A cheaper 50 model, with a 55kWh battery will follow later, as will pricier four-wheel drive 82kWh Enyaqs: the 262bhp 80X and a sporty vRS model, with 302bhp.” says WhatCar: “The battery you choose determines the level of standard equipment, with the £33,450 60 model featuring 19in alloy wheels, a 13in touchscreen infotainment system, ambient interior lighting, rear parking sensors, dual-zone climate control, keyless go and artificial leather upholstery. In addition to its bigger battery, spending the £5550 needed to upgrade to the 80 brings front parking sensors, a rear-view camera, sat-nav, a heated steering wheel and multiple driving modes designed to let you change the character of the car.”

 

“There’s also a Founders Edition with the bigger battery, which starts from £46,995 after the PiCG, and gets 125kW fast-charging, 21-inch alloys, black leather upholstery and matrix LED headlights.” according to CarBuyer: “Alongside the matrix LED headlights, the Founders Edition model gets an illuminated grille, and it looks like a black styling pack has been applied for a sporty look and extra contrast with the paint colour. At the very top of the range will be a flagship vRS model. It will be the first fully electric Skoda to wear the vRS badge and will use the same powertrain as the iV 80X, but power will be increased to 302bhp, resulting in a 0-62mph time of 6.2 seconds. Both four-wheel-drive models will be capable of up to 286 miles on a full charge.”

 

https://www.drivingelectric.com/skoda/1540/2021-skoda-enyaq-iv-electric-suv-prices-specification-and-sale-date

 

https://www.whatcar.com/news/2021-skoda-enyaq-iv-electric-suv-revealed-price-specs-and-release-date/n21877

 

https://www.carbuyer.co.uk/news/171716/new-skoda-enyaq-iv-suv-launched-with-two-battery-sizes

 

BMW INEXT ELECTRIC SUV SPIED UP CLOSE LOSING SOME CLADDING

“Sometime next year, BMW will reveal the flagship all-electric iNext SUV. The teaser campaign for it is well underway, but the latest batch of spy photos gives us our best look at the still-nameless technological tour-de-force. The test vehicle is wearing little cladding, showing off the SUV’s finer styling details, with close-up photos providing glimpses of the headlight and taillight designs, a funky C-pillar, and much more.” according to Motor1: “The powertrain will be all batteries and electric motors, but it’ll arrive with three power outputs: 308 horsepower (229 kilowatts), 522 hp (389 kW), and 610 hp (454 kW). That power will go to all four wheels in a vehicle that’s sized to sit between the X3 and X5 when it goes on sale sometime next year.”

 

373 miles or 600kms

 

https://www.motor1.com/news/441791/bmw-inext-electric-suv-spied-uncovered/

 

GLOBAL PLUG-IN ELECTRIC CAR SALES JULY 2020

“After about a year of relatively low growth or noticeable decline inf global plug-in electric car sales, July 2020 finally brings us a strong bounce up. With close to 248,000 sales (the 4th best monthly result ever), sales improved by 76% year-over-year, and market share is up too, at 3.7% (7% decline in the overall car sales helped a little bit).” says InsideEVs.

 

Tesla Model 3 – 22,461 (#1 YTD: 164,800)

Renault ZOE – 9,410 (#2 YTD: 46,511)

Tesla Model Y – 7,540 (#11 YTD: 20,955)

Wuling’s Hong Guang MINI EV – 7,348 (outside top 20)

Hyundai Kona Electric – 6,257 (#4 YTD: 25,549)

 

https://insideevs.com/news/441747/global-plugin-electric-car-sales-july-2020/

 

TESLA GIGA BERLIN SHOCKS WITH NEAR COMPLETION OF DRIVE UNIT FACILITY’S ROOFING

“The rapid buildout of Gigafactory Berlin has been documented closely by a group of Tesla enthusiasts who have taken it upon themselves to monitor and share the developments in the upcoming vehicle production facility through photographs and videos. And as revealed recent videos and photos, it appears that the roofing for Tesla’s drive unit facility in the Giga Berlin Phase 1 area is nearing completion.” reports Teslarati: “The construction of the drive unit facility in Giga Berlin was among the most notable developments in the massive site. After its pile-driving stage, prefabricated pillars and walls were promptly installed in the facility, and it did not take long before work on the roof started. Other facilities in the Phase 1 zone, such as the Body-in-White building, started taking shape soon as well.  Over the past weekend alone, several developments were observed on Giga Berlin. Apart from the drive unit building’s nearly completed roofing, the great hall of the paint shop has also shown a lot of growth.”

 

Tesla Giga Berlin shocks with near completion of drive unit facility’s roofing

 

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300 VOLKSWAGEN ID.3 LAND IN SWEDEN FOR FIRST DELIVERIES

“Volkswagen just released a video presenting the first customer ID.3 1ST cars arriving in Sweden. According to the German manufacturer, some 300 ID.3s arrived at the port of Södertälje on Monday (August 31) for the first deliveries in September. Together with 700 deployed in Norway a few days earlier, that would be a total of 1,000 in just those two markets. The total number of 1ST edition will be 30,000.” according to InsideEVs: “Volkswagen’s “secret” plan is to deliver simultaneously thousands of ID.3 1ST in Europe in September and score a huge number of registrations. Probably including several thousand in Germany alone. We guess that it will be a five-digit numbers, but maybe not necessarily over 20,000, as some customers might delay their purchase to get a complete software package. Only time will tell which EV model will win the “super September” which is expected to be an all-time sales record in Europe.”

 

https://insideevs.com/news/441940/300-volkswagen-id3-lands-sweden/

 

AUDI LENDS STAFF TO PORSCHE TO RAMP UP TAYCAN PRODUCTION

“Porsche can hardly keep up with production due to the high demand for the Taycan electric luxury car, so reinforcements are coming from the group’s sister company, Audi. 400 employees from Neckarsulm are moving to Zuffenhausen for two years to help out.” says electrive: “The German publication Automobilwoche gleaned the news from an Audi spokesperson. The first Audi employees have already been working for the sister company since June, and more are to follow in the coming months across all areas of production. The Taycan has only been in production for the last year, but many orders were placed before production started that Porsche had already increased capacity to 40,000 units per year and hired 500 more employees than originally planned.”

 

https://www.electrive.com/2020/08/31/audi-lends-400-employees-to-porsche-to-ramp-up-taycan-production/

 

AUDI E-TRON SPORTBACK LAUNCHED IN UK

“Audi has launched its new e-tron Sportback in the UK, with pricing and specifications confirmed for the pure-EV that can cover up to 241 miles on a charge. The Audi e-Tron Sportback shares a platform and powertrain with the e-tron SUV, though features sleeker rear styling.” reports NExt Green Car: “Launched as a 55 quattro variant, the new e-Tron Sportback gets a 95 kWh battery, though a 71 kWh 50 quattro model will follow later this year. Performance figures show a 0-62mph time of 5.7 seconds possible, when making use of Audi’s Boost mode. This pushes power output up to 300 kW for a short time, from the normally available 265 kW.  the e-tron Sportback can charge at up to 150 kW on capable units. It brings charging to 80% down to around half an hour. Prices start at £79,900 for the entry-level S Line trim, and deliveries for the e-tron Sportback quattro are starting now.”

 

https://www.nextgreencar.com/news/8979/audi-etron-sportback-launched/

 

1ST ELECTRIC ARMORED MONEY TRANSPORTER

“This past week, major truck and van company MAN announced that its MAN eTGE electric van would be used as the “world’s first electrically powered and armoured money transporter.” Prosegur received this secure van in early August. The “money transporter” was converted to an adequately armored vehicle by STOOF. Many Prosegur vehicles travel relatively short distances every day (60–70 km/37–44 miles), but they carry so much weight that they have to be designed intelligently to avoid weight-related issues.” according to Clean Technica: “The MAN eTGE should have a range of 115–130 km (71–81 miles). One vehicle is being tested right now around Potsdam, Germany.”

 

1st Electric Armored Money Transporter

 

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