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On today’s podcast:

  • The effect of reduced incentives
  • Tesla Chair Laments Dirty Diesels
  • Tesla criticizes slow process in Germany
  • Norway Achieved 85% EV Share
  • 4 Trims Expanded In UK
  • 4 Arrives With Teardown Specialist Sandy Munro
  • Nissan: 70% of European drivers would consider EV
  • Renault To Debut Small Electric SUV
  • ChargePoint cooperates with truck stop chains
  • Octopus EV Promotes Salary Sacrifice
  • EV Challenge To Drive Pole to Pole

 

 

Show #1045

 

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Friday 9th April. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don’t have to.

 

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THE EFFECT OF REDUCED INCENTIVES

 

“Martyn – can you recap all the price drops in the last two weeks since the UK grant was reduced?”

 

  • Hyundai Ioniq Electric – now £30,495 and £32,495 (I’ve seen advertised from £28k)
  • Kona – starts at £27,895 for 39kWh battery and £32,495 for 64kWh battery
  • Same for Kia eNiro – £28,845 for small battery and 32,445 for big battery
  • Nissan we did yesterday, from £25,955 for 40kWh and £30,445 for 62kWh
  • Vauxhall Mokka-e is £30,540
  • BMW i3 cut almost £6k down to £31,305, and i3s got £7.5k cut to £32,305
  • Citroen e-C4 from £30,895

 

Cars which weren’t reduced but in the same market:

  • Skoda Enyaq from £31,245
  • Peugeot e-2008 from £29,000, e-208 from £25,770
  • 3 from £29,996

 

TESLA CHAIR LAMENTS DIRTY DIESELS

“Robyn Denholm, the Australian executive who is chair of global electric vehicle and battery storage leader Tesla, has lamented the dirty car fleets of her home country and in New Zealand, along with the death toll caused by dangerous vehicle pollution.” reports thedriven.io: “In a video address to the NZ parliament, which is considering adopting a clean fuel target that would set a cap of 105 grams of Co2 per kilometre, Denholm said it was ironic how the two countries led the world in so many ways, including clean energy, but trailed so badly in clean road transport.  Denholm noted that Australia and New Zealand were blessed with “phenomenal” renewable energy resources, such as hydro and geothermal assets, as well as solar and wind. Denholm applauded the NZ Climate Change Commission proposal on clean car standards to target a reduction in average vehicle emissions to 105 grams per kilometer by 2025, down from its current average emissions of around 171g/km.”

 

Tesla boss says Australia and NZ car fleets are dirty, and killing people

 

TESLA CRITICIZES SLOW APPROVAL PROCESS FOR GERMAN FACTORY

“Tesla Inc. has criticized German bureaucracy and the slow final approval process for its nearly completed factory just outside of Berlin. The U.S. automaker’s first European car plant is scheduled to open in Gruenheide, Brandenburg, this summer. Tesla said it was “irritating” that 16 months following submission of its approval application, there is still no timetable for issuing a final permit, which is handled by the Brandenburg state’s environmental office.” write Automotive News: “A Tesla statement, seen by the German Press Association, said the automaker wants to see a “fast track” process for environmentally friendly industrial and transportation projects, arguing the production of electric cars offsets the environment impact made by building the factory. The statement said the “most glaring problem” is that current procedures and laws treat projects that combat climate change and those that accelerate it as the same. The final approval needed from the state of Brandenburg to bring the factory online has been repeatedly delayed, most recently in March, when the deadline passed with no explanation.”

 

https://www.autonews.com/manufacturing/tesla-criticizes-slow-approval-process-german-factory?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

NORWAY ACHIEVED 85% EV SHARE LAST MONTH

“Norway bought 8,624 new electric passenger cars in March 2021. Besides, there were 4,379 new plug-in hybrids. Norway’s most successful model across all drive types last month was the Tesla Model 3, with 2,169 new registrations.” says electrive: “The electric car market share was 56 per cent in March. PHEVs had a market share of 28.6 per cent last month. The market share of pure combustion vehicles was 9.5 per cent, dropping into the single-digit percentage range for the first time. The rest of the top ten shows the strong role of BEVs: the VW ID.4 is already in third place with 856 units, followed by the Volvo XC40 with 791 vehicles (the Norwegian statistics do not differentiate here between the combustion engine, PHEV and BEV versions). The Nissan Leaf (637 units), Mercedes EQC (589 new registrations) and Audi e-tron (430 cars)”

 

https://www.electrive.com/2021/04/07/norway-registers-84-8-marketshare-of-plug-in-cars-in-march/

 

ID.4 TRIMS EXPANDED IN UK

Following the introduction of the special First Edition, Volkswagen is today opening the order books for series-production versions of the new ID.4 electric SUV in the UK. The Volkswagen ID.4 Pro Performance will be available in Life, Family and Max specifications, starting at £41,570 RRP OTR and offering up to 323 miles range (WLTP combined). The three models are fitted with the same Pro Performance powertrain as the First Edition featuring a 77 kWh battery (net capacity) and 204 PS / 310 Nm electric motor. This powertrain underpins the ID.4 line-up, with the ID.4 Life Pro Performance predicted to be the top-selling version of the zero-emission SUV. The Pure models with a 52 kWh battery capacity will go on sale in the coming months. All three specifications support 125 kW rapid charging, which allows up to 199 miles of range in 30 minutes of charging.

 

ID.4 ARRIVES WITH TEARDOWN SPECIALIST SANDY MUNRO

“The Volkswagen ID.4 is about to be analyzed by a man who has made a career out of tearing down and studying every little detail of vehicles from the world’s largest automakers. After his teardown of the Tesla Model 3 and the Model Y, Munro is now about to conduct a partial teardown of the Volkswagen ID.4, the first of the German automaker’s new breed of electric cars that are coming to the United States. ” reports Teslarati: “The teardown expert also pointed out some of the ID.4’s rather questionable parts, such as its “Engine Start” button, which Munro noted is unnecessary and only adds cost to the all-electric crossover.  Also notable were Munro’s first impressions of the ID.4’s infotainment system, which he noted was less intuitive compared to the Model 3 and Model Y’s center touchscreen. That said, the auto veteran did note that for car buyers who are just transitioning from internal combustion cars to into electric vehicles, the ID. 4’s features and infotainment system would be just fine.”

 

Sandy Munro: “I’m sure this would have been more intuitive for me before I was driving a Tesla. Now, it seems kind of awkward because almost everything on the Tesla’s right here, and you can get into the touchscreen much faster”

 

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-vs-vw-id4-sandy-munro-first-impressions-video/

 

 

NISSAN: 70% OF EUROPEAN DRIVERS WOULD CONSIDER EV

“When asked if they would consider buying an electric vehicle as their next car, 70%1 of European drivers say they would. The most popular reason for drivers considering the change is the environmental benefits offered by a zero-emissions vehicle (49%1).” reports Automotive World: “The pan-European survey is Nissan’s most comprehensive investigation into the driving habits and charging experience of EV drivers to date. Dispelling many of the myths currently preventing drivers from making the switch, the research demonstrates there are good reasons to change to an EV. Nissan surveyed 7,000 motorists across Europe, split evenly between EV and ICE (internal combustion engine) motorists. Initial findings released today, uncovered that EV driver satisfaction is promisingly high, with 89%1 of EV drivers saying the switch to EV was the right decision. 74%1 feel more relaxed and 77%1 find it smoother to drive than an ICE vehicle.”

 

Nissan: Tipping point: 70% of European drivers would consider an electric vehicle as their next car

 

RENAULT TO DEBUT NEW SMALL ELECTRIC SUV

“Renault will finally step into the electric SUV segment with their very own proposal that’s expected to be unveiled before the end of 2020. Following hot on the heels of the latest Zoe, as well as the City K-ZE (pictured here) that will arrive in Europe rebadged as a Dacia, this as of yet unnamed model is said to be based on the new CMF-EV platform that debuted in the Morphoz Concept, at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show, reports LArgus.” says CarScoops: “Known internally as the BCB, it’s believed to be slightly bigger than the electric supermini, slotting just under the new Captur in terms of size.”

 

Renault To Debut New Small Electric SUV For Europe This Year, Says Report

 

CHARGEPOINT COOPERATES WITH TRUCK STOP CHAINS

“Charging network ChargePoint and NATSO, a national trade association representing the truck stop and travel plaza industry, have announced significant progress in the first year of the National Highway Charging Collaborative, an initiative that plans to leverage $1 billion in public and private capital to deploy charging at more than 4,000 travel plazas and fuel stops serving highway travelers and rural communities nationwide by 2030.” says ChargedEVs: “In its first year, the public-private collaborative funded more than 150 DC fast charging spots in at least eight states, including California, Florida, Iowa, Missouri and Washington. “

 

ChargePoint cooperates with truck stop chains to deploy public charging across the US

 

OCTOPUS EV PROMOTES SALARY SACRIFICE

“Energy provider Octopus has launched a new leasing service – Electric Dreams – offering 100% electric car salary sacrifice schemes, to save employees thousands as they switch to clean green driving.” writes Stephen at DriveEV.net: “Similar to the popular cycle-to-work scheme, employers can give their staff a highly valuable benefit that is also good for the planet. Drivers already signed up are saving an average of £14,445 over three years, by sacrificing some pre-tax salary in return for a brand new electric car.”

 

https://driveev.net/2021/04/07/octopus-launches-electric-dreams-an-ev-leasing-company-unlocking-salary-sacrifice-for-businesses/

 

EV CHALLENGE TO DRIVE POLE TO POLE

“British adventurer and Guinness World Record holder Chris Ramsey will become the first person to drive from Pole to Pole in a bid to raise awareness of climate change and the role that electric cars can play in reducing our carbon footprint.” says The Herald in Scotland: “This will be the first time that any vehicle has driven from the South Pole to the magnetic North Pole, and Ramsey believes it is the ideal way to highlight just what electric vehicles are capable of – even in the most extreme climates. After nearly four years of planning, the Pole to Pole Expedition is scheduled to start in late 2022, covering 17,000 miles across 14 countries as the team make their way from the South Pole to the finish line at magnetic North.”

 

https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/19214687.ramsey-will-become-first-person-drive-pole-pole/

 

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