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On today’s podcast:

  • Tesla Semi email to reservation holders hint at improved specs
  • Tesla Wins TikTok
  • Tesla Says Any Data It Collects in China Is Stored in the Nation
  • Hyundai Ioniq 5 vs. Kia EV6: Which would you pick?
  • Ford to sell vehicles directly to customers in China under new EV organization
  • Rivian follows Tesla into another business with the launch of ‘Rivian Insurance’
  • Nio Opening New Showroom In The Center Of Oslo, Norway
  • VW Adds Second Production Line

 

Show #1055

 

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Saturday 17thApril. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don’t have to.

 

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TESLA SEMI EMAIL TO RESERVATION HOLDERS HINT AT IMPROVED SPECS

Tesla Semi email to reservation holders hint at improved specs

 

TESLA WINS TIKTOK

https://www.theautochannel.com/news/2021/04/16/987321-re-luxury-electric-car-with-most-views-tiktok.html

 

TESLA SAYS ANY DATA IT COLLECTS IN CHINA IS STORED IN THE NATION

“Tesla Inc. has pledged to store any data it collects in China in the country, a month after its cars were banned from military complexes and housing compounds because of concerns about sensitive information being collected by cameras built into the vehicles.” says Bloomberg: “After its EVs were banned from military complexes in March, Musk strenuously denied the company would ever use a vehicle’s technology for spying; earlier this month, Tesla’s Beijing unit said cameras that are built into its EVs aren’t activated outside of North America.”

 

“Tesla China is a company that’s based here and must abide by all Chinese laws and regulations,” Grace Tao, the electric carmaker’s China head of communications and government affairs, said on the sidelines of a meeting that the country’s top planning body held with U.S. companies in Beijing on Tuesday. “In fact, our data will be very well protected. Chinese data will be stored in China.”

 

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-04-13/tesla-says-any-data-it-collects-in-china-is-stored-in-the-nation

 

HYUNDAI IONIQ 5 VS. KIA EV6: WHICH WOULD YOU PICK?

https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1131928_hyundai-ioniq-5-vs-kia-ev6-which-would-you-pick

 

FORD TO SELL VEHICLES DIRECTLY TO CUSTOMERS IN CHINA UNDER NEW EV ORGANIZATION

https://eu.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/ford/2021/04/13/ford-announces-dedicated-battery-electric-vehicle-organization-china/7208918002/

 

RIVIAN FOLLOWS TESLA INTO ANOTHER BUSINESS WITH THE LAUNCH OF ‘RIVIAN INSURANCE’

Rivian follows Tesla into another business with the launch of ‘Rivian Insurance’

 

NIO OPENING NEW SHOWROOM IN THE CENTER OF OSLO, NORWAY

Nio Opening New Showroom In The Center Of Oslo, Norway

 

VW ADDS SECOND PRODUCTION LINE

https://www.carscoops.com/2021/04/vw-adds-second-production-line-in-german-battery-factory-boosting-output-to-600k-packs-per-year/

 

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