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On today’s podcast:
- Tesla Finally Added To S&P500
- Seamless car charging comes to Electrify America with Plug&Charge
- First Look at Rivian’s configurator and option list
- Volkswagen Electric Drivetrain Production Begins in China
- Chinese Tesla Model 3 Increases Production
- China Hits 1.5 Million Chargers
- EU to tighten Euro 7 emissions standard for all tests
- Lordstown Motors: Endurance Production To Begin In September 2021
- Citroen UK reveals a range of retail offers for new e-C4 – 100% electric
- EV subscription provider Onto orders 600 EVs from PSA Groupe
- 2021 Toyota Mirai trim levels and features
Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Tuesday 17th November. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don’t have to.
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TESLA FINALLY ADDED TO S&P500
“Tesla (TSLA) is officially going to join the S&P500 and it is sending the stock price on a wild ride in after-hour trading. After lining up profits in now 5 quarters in a row and seeing its valuation surge to become one of the world’s most valuable company, Tesla was expected to join the S&P500 earlier this year.”writes electrek: “Now the S&P has announced that Tesla will be included in the next reshuffle coming in December. The announcement sent Tesla’s stock (TSLA) on a wild ride in after-hour trading. It went up by as much as 12% – adding over $40 billion in market capitalization”
Financial Times wrote: ” Admission to the benchmark, to take effect with the quarterly rebalancing on December 21, comes almost three months after Tesla first qualified to join the S&P 500, potentially adding to demand for its shares from new investors who track the index. V The stock rose earlier this year as investors anticipated its elevation to the index, only to retreat after S&P Dow Jones Indices passed on it over in several index reshuffles.”
SEAMLESS CAR CHARGING COMES TO ELECTRIFY AMERICA WITH PLUG&CHARGE
“Fast charging your electric vehicle at an Electrify America station just got a lot more seamless—at least for some electric vehicles. That’s because the company has now implemented Plug&Charge, the user-friendly name for the ISO 15118 standard that enables an electric car to talk to the charger and handle authentication and billing.” says ArsTechnica..
FIRST LOOK AT RIVIAN’S CONFIGURATOR AND OPTION LIST
10 colours. 3 wheels (20″ all terrain, 21″ road and 22″ sport). Pull-out kitchen is $5000. Launch edition has reinforced underbody shield, duel front tow hooks and an air compressor. That package is $2000 if you don’t go for the launch edition. Three interiors, Black, White and Green.
VOLKSWAGEN ELECTRIC DRIVETRAIN PRODUCTION BEGINS IN CHINA
“The Volkswagen Group’s Chinese components factory in Tianjin has started production of the APP 310 drive units designed for the automakers “MEB” electric vehicle platform, which represents an entirely new way of building cars at Volkswagen. The MEB platform will be the foundation for millions of electric vehicles the automaker plans to produce over the next decade.” according to Eric at FutureCar: ” The APP 310 electric powertrain will be used in the ID.4 electric SUV and will be produced by two of VW’s joint venture partners for vehicles built locally. In Europe, The Volkswagen Group Components facility in Kassel, Germany will produce the APP 310 units for current and future electric VW models for the European and North American markets. Volkswagen said the factories Kassel and Tianjin are working closely together on the industrialization process for the APP 310 to reduce costs and streamline production. The entire drive unit weighs roughly 90 kg (198 lbs) and is compact enough to fit in a standard-sized duffle bag. ”
CHINESE TESLA MODEL 3 INCREASES PRODUCTION
“Now that Tesla Giga Shanghai (Gigafactory 3) is producing the Model 3 not only for the domestic market, but also for exportation to Europe, production is expected to keep on rising. Last month in China 22.929 units of the Tesla Model 3 were produced and 12.143 were sold. Most of these were the Standard Range Plus (SR+) variant that uses cobalt-free LFP battery cells made by CATL.” says Pedro for the PushEVs blog: “Tesla’s planned production capacity for next year is 550.000 units, of which 300.000 units for the Model 3 and 250.000 units for the Model Y.
EU TO TIGHTEN EURO 7 EMISSIONS STANDARD FOR ALL TESTS
“A study by the EU Commission is supposed to form the basis for the new exhaust emission limits. The VDA (German Association of the Automotive Industry) is already warning that the move would result in the combustion engine being phased out from 2025.” reports electrive: “The German newspaper Bild reported on a study commissioned by the EU Commission. The study is to form the basis for which limits are to be deduced for the new Euro 7 standard. Apparently, the authors of the study came to the conclusion that significantly stricter exhaust emission regulations than those in the currently valid Euro 6 standard were necessary to achieve climate targets.”
Hildegard Müller, President of the VDA: “With the introduction of the planned EU-7 standard, the EU Commission will de facto ban cars with combustion engines from 2025. The problem is not the combustion engine, but the fuel.”
LORDSTOWN MOTORS: ENDURANCE PRODUCTION TO BEGIN IN SEPTEMBER 2021
“Lordstown Motors released today a business update, reaffirming that is on track to begin production of the all-electric Lordstown Endurance pickup in September 2021, “with full production ramping up throughout 2022.” says INsideEVS: ” The initial plan was to start deliveries in December 2020 (sounds crazy from today’s perspective), which was later delayed to: January 2021, Summer 2021, and finally the second half of 2021. According to the press release, deliveries also “are expected to begin in September 2021. Lordstown Motors said that so far it has received approximately 50,000 non-binding production reservations from commercial fleets. The Beta series is envisioned for early 2021 (40-50 units), which will be used for crash, engineering and validation testing. Beta units will be built on the production lines at the Lordstown, Ohio plant.”
Areminder, 4 in wheel motors, ladder frame with battery box in the middle, conventional design. Aimed at fleets. 600hp, 80mph top speed. Samsung battery, hub motors by Elaphe.
CITROEN UK REVEALS A RANGE OF RETAIL OFFERS FOR NEW E-C4 – 100% ELECTRIC
Citroen UK is promoting the launch of new e-C4 – 100% electric with a suite of compelling retail customer offers. New e-C4 is available to order now via the online Citroen Store, and at all Citroen Retailers. First customer deliveries are scheduled for early 2021.
Citroen Store, which launched earlier this year in partnership with PSA Finance, offers retail customers the opportunity to complete the entire purchase of their New Citroen C4 or e-C4, exclusively and simply, from the comfort of their own home.
Expected around February. 45kWh battery (from 50kWh gross). 100kW DC fast charging. From £29,180. WLTP 217 miles range.
EV SUBSCRIPTION PROVIDER ONTO ORDERS 600 EVS FROM PSA GROUPE
PEUGEOT and DS AUTOMOBILES, PSA Groupe’s premium brand, are supplying 300 all-new PEUGEOT e-208 GT Line and 300 DS 3 CROSSBACK E-TENSE all-electric models to electric vehicle subscription service provider Onto, with the cars available to book now.
The fleet of 300 all-new PEUGEOT e-208 GT Line models will start to join Onto’s fleet in mid-November, with users able to benefit from home delivery as part of the service. Onto has also placed an order for both DS 3 CROSSBACK E-TENSE Performance Line and Ultra Prestige models.
With prices starting from £499 a month for both PEUGEOT e-208 GT Line and DS 3 CROSSBACK E-TENSE for the Performance Line version, Onto users get up to 1,000 miles a month, with insurance, vehicle excise duty, roadside recovery and charging fees all included in the package.
CHINA HITS 1.5 MILLION CHARGERS
As of Oct end, #China #NEV charging pile at 1.498M, +30.9% YoY.
Public at 667K.
Shanghai, Guangdong, Beijing led public piles.
Guangdong, Shanghai, Jiangsu led public stations.
#TELD led operators.
Oct charged 710 GWh, +45.4% YoY, -5.2% MoM.
Target vehicle per post:
2019 was at 3.13:1
Out of 1.188M tracked #China #NEV, 30.1% did not have allocated #charging pile.
Lack of parking space, property manager not cooperating and employer offering charger made 70.2% of reasons for not having allocated pile.
“#China Jan-Oct #FCEV sales at 658, -50.4% YoY.
Production at 647, -53.5% YoY.
Outbreak and OEMs waiting for national FCEV subsidy policy affected the results.”
2021 TOYOTA MIRAI TRIM LEVELSAND FEATURES
“The 2021 Mirai switches to Toyota’s Premium Rear-Wheel-Drive Platform and for the first time will be offered in two trim levels: XLE and Platinum. Both come standard with an 8-inch digital instrument cluster and a 12.3-inch infotainment display. The latter includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa capability.” says Autoblog: “Heated front seats, 19-inch wheels, side-window sunshades, power-folding mirrors and Toyota’s SofTex synthetic leather upholstery also are standard. The Limited adds heating for the rear seats and ventilation for both the front and rear seats, a head-up display, a 360-degree-view camera, automated parking, a panoramic sunroof, and a touchscreen for the rear-seat passengers to operate their own climate control. the outgoing, 2020-model Mirai (offered in a single trim level) carries an MSRP of $58,550 and leases for $339 per month with $2,499 down. Like that version, the new Mirai will be available in California and Hawaii for purchase or lease.”
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