On today’s podcast:
- Jaguar brand will become 100% electric by 2025
- EVgo will support Tesla Connector at over 600 DC Fast Chargers
- Nissan announces plans for next-gen small van in Europe
- VW’s Herbert Diess: “I’m NOt Scared Of Apple”
- Tesla Model Y Gets Refreshed Centre Console
- Tesla Introduces Buyout Lease Program
- TEsla Granting Access To Third Party Repairers – with a catch!
- Electric Hyundai Veloster N ETCR To Race In Pure ETCR Championship
- Shell Targets 500,000 Charge Points By 2025
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JAGUAR BRAND WILL BECOME 100% ELECTRIC BY 2025
What do you do with a range of cars with a weight and luxury position which suits combustion engines? They have to go electric.
“Jaguar is to recreate itself as the Tesla of the West Midlands and go fully electric within four years. The move will involve the scrapping of the current Jaguar range, bar its much-fêted single-battery model the I-Pace, and the closure of the Castle Bromwich factory east of Birmingham as a car manufacturing plant.” reports Robert Lea from Financial Times today: “Jaguar Land Rover’s Indian owners, Tata Motors, intend Jaguar to be an all-electric brand by 2025 and car production will move to Solihull alongside Range Rover.”
Jaguar XJ Electric has been killed off. Part of a £1bn plan into the Castle Bromwich facility. Facing a write off of between £300-£500m. 200o people work at that site and when the cars made there reach the end of their life, the site becomes non-production.
There will be a battery option on every model by 2030 from the group.
The first electric Land Rover will be released in 2024.
The Jag brand is going all electric and further upmarket.
Schmidt Automotive Research said: “The move by the Tata owned premium brand manufacturer is likely driven among other reasons by European Union legislation, with the phase-out of the so called derogation rule applied to passenger car manufacturers that qualify for “niche” car manufacturer status, and therefore register between 10,000 and 300,000 vehicles per year across the 27 market region. The EU CO2 targets are also replicated by British legislation, in place since the UK departed the European Union in 2021 following a one year transition period. The derogation phase-out will take place between 2026-2028. “
EVGO WILL SUPPORT TESLA CONNECTOR AT OVER 600 DC FAST CAHRGERS
Fast charge your Tesla Model S, 3, X and Y with EVgo! EVgo welcomes Tesla drivers to fast charge at any one of our 800+ EVgo stations using your own Tesla CHAdeMO adapter, or the Tesla connectors available at select cities across the US, including San Francisco, Los Angeles and new cities being added in 2021.
We offer Tesla drivers several ways to fast charge with EVgo – Visit our EVgo stations equipped with an integrated Tesla connector (currently available in San Francisco, Los Angeles with more than 600 being installed in Seattle, Baltimore, San Diego, Denver, Dallas, Austin, Washington D.C., Salt Lake City and Miami).
NISSAN ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR NEXT-GEN SMALL VAN IN EUROPE
“Nissan confirms plans for its next generation of vans in Europe. The new series will include electric and conventional drives and cover both the light commercial vehicle and passenger van segment. All vans will be made in France.” asys electrive “What this means for the future of the Nissan eNV-200 remains unclear. Currently, Nissan is making the e-van in Barcelona, but already said they would close the Spanish plant at the end of this year. Still, the statement now published consider the new all-electric Nissan van to “build on the success of the e-NV200, which was the first all-electric commercial vehicle for the mass market when it was launched in 2014”. So far, Nissan sees production “alongside the next-generation Renault Kangoo” in France.”
VW’S HERBERT DIESS: “I’M NOT SCARED OF APPLE”
“Volkswagen’s CEO Herbert Diess isn’t intimidated by Apple, even though the tech company potentially has an electric car on the way.” says CNN:”Volkswagen is also aiming to be a dominant force in the electric car field. The car company sold 231,600 battery electric vehicles in 2020, according to figures published by the company in January. Although that’s less than half the number of sales Tesla made last year, it represents an increase of 214% on the previous year and shows Germany’s huge auto industry is beginning to mount a challenge to the leader in electric cars.”
HD: “The car industry is not a typical tech sector that you could take over at a single stroke, Apple will not manage that overnight.”
TESLA MODEL Y GETS REFRESHED CENTRE CONSOLE
“The most recent Model Y refresh creeping into Tesla stores comes with a non-glossy matte black center console, according to reports this week from new owners” says Forbes.com: “And it gets even more confusing between the Model 3 and Model Y. The Model 3 and Model Y are similar cars in many respects. So, sometimes the Model 3 gets features first introduced on the Model Y and sometimes vice versa. For example, the refreshed Tesla Model 3 got things from the Model Y such as “chrome delete” (black replaces the chrome door handles and window trim), a heat pump, and power trunk. And the Model Y has gotten things first introduced on the Model 3 such as auto-dimming side mirrors and double-pane window glass.”
TESLA INTRODUCES BUYOUT LEASE PROGRAM
“For some time, Tesla has not allowed owners to purchase their cars at the end of a leasing period. The car is to be returned to the automaker with no chance of a leaseholder buying out the car at the conclusion of the period. The car would be added to the company’s used inventory, to third-party resalers, or reserved for the future use of the Robotaxi fleet.” says Teslarati: “Tesla is offering the option to buy a vehicle at the end of a lease in some markets. The customer has the option to return the vehicle as well in some cases, and Tesla is “reasonably certain” that the leaseholder will take possession of the vehicle title when the lease ends.”
TESLA GRANTING ACCESS TO THIRD PARTY REPAIRERS – WITH A CATCH!
“Independent car dealerships now also have unrestricted access to the Tesla brand’s repair and maintenance information. At the turn of the year, the vehicle manufacturer adapted its platform for repair and maintenance information accordingly.” says Automobilwoche: “In mid-2020, the industry association ZDK and other market participants lodged a complaint with the EU Commission against Tesla’s discrimination against independent service companies. According to the current legislation, all motor vehicle operations must be granted non-discriminatory access to repair and maintenance information as well as to diagnostic and programming software. However, Tesla currently charges 125 euros per hour for using the diagnostic and programming software and 30 euros per hour for maintenance information via the technical portal.”
ELECTRIC HYUNDAI VELOSTER N ETCR TO RACE IN PURE ETCR CHAMPIONSHIP
“Hyundai announced that its racing arm Hyundai Motorsport will participate in the inaugural Pure ETCR electric touring car championship, starting this year in Europe. The South Korean company intends to utilize motorsport as a testing ground for new technologies. Hyundai will compete in the Pure ETCR with its all-electric Veloster N ETCR high-performance touring car, based on a highly-modified version of on road-going Hyundai Veloster N model.” repotrs Insdide EVs: “It has a four-motor, rear-wheel-drive powertrain rated at 500 kW peak, powered by an 800 V battery pack, supplied by Williams Advanced Engineering.”
“A five-round schedule, featuring the most powerful and fastest-accelerating touring cars ever made, will get underway in Europe in June and end in Asia in October, with the world’s best touring car drivers going head-to-head in PURE ETCR’s knockout ‘Battle’ format.”
SHELL TARGETS 500,000 CHARGE POINTS BY 2025
In a media release Shell targets: “growth of global electric vehicle (EV) network from more than 60,000 charge points today to around 500,000 by 2025.”
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