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On today’s podcast:

  • Ferrari Eyes First Electric Supercar In 2025P
  • BMW iX3 DC Fast Charging Analysis
  • Chinese firms prepare to charge into Europe’s electric car market
  • 1,500 firms worldwide sign up for Hon Hai’s EV platform
  • Volkswagen ID.6
  • Tesla Drops its Lawsuit Against Former Engineer
  • Nio presents next-gen battery swap station
  • Question Of The Week Answers

 

Show #1056

 

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Sunday 18th April. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don’t have to.

 

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FERRARI EYES FIRST ELECTRIC SUPERCAR IN 2025P

https://www.investors.com/news/race-stock-ferrari-will-launch-electric-supercar-in-2025-porsche-taycan-tesla-roadster/

 

BMW IX3 DC FAST CHARGING ANALYSIS

https://insideevs.com/news/501674/bmw-ix3-fast-charging-analysis/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=RSS-all-articles

 

CHINESE FIRMS PREPARE TO CHARGE INTO EUROPE’S ELECTRIC CAR MARKET

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/apr/17/chinese-firms-prepare-to-charge-into-europes-electric-car-market

 

1,500 FIRMS WORLDWIDE SIGN UP FOR HON HAI’S EV PLATFORM

https://focustaiwan.tw/sci-tech/202104170008

 

VOLKSWAGEN ID.6

Volkswagen ID.6 three-row electric SUV unveiled at the Auto Shanghai

 

TESLA DROPS ITS LAWSUIT AGAINST FORMER ENGINEER

https://www.futurecar.com/4559/Tesla-Drops-its-Lawsuit-Against-Former-Engineer-Accused-of-Stealing-IP-and-Sharing-it-With-Rival-EV-Startup-Xpeng

 

NIO PRESENTS NEXT-GEN BATTERY SWAP STATION

https://www.electrive.com/2021/04/15/nio-presents-next-gen-battery-swap-station-with-sinopec

 

QUESTION OF THE WEEK ANSWERS

LEE BROWN, SCOTLAND

“Elon Musk is the master of PR, that’s why Tesla don’t need a press department. Without Elon, the speed of transition to EVs and clean energy wouldn’t be as quick so love him or hate him, we owe him a debt of gratitude. Any other CEO that would try and copy Elon and how he does this is just that – a copycat. Elon does enough for all of them already and shows no sign of slowing down”

 

RICH IN CHAPEL HILL

“We have enough of a problem with demagoguery in modern society these days as it is. Just make a wider variety of cars available, and make them cost-competitive with ICE cars. A bunch of pseudo-Elons tossing out verbal hand grenades on Twitter for clicks isn’t going to help anything.”

 

MARK ORRICO

“I think Elon Musk, his personality, and vehicles is responsible for creating excitement about EVs. However I think that other CEOs behaving similarly would create skepticism with people more interested in cars as just a practical part of their life, who are probably the majority of car buyers, Toyota’s practicality and sales numbers would be testimony to that. “

 

RAJEEV NARAYAN

We live in a time where there are many who would be best served by an EV who don’t realize it. In times like these EV adoption  benefits from “cheerleaders” like Elon. Just look at What Tiger Woods did for the popularity of Golf. That being said, we don’t need every car company CEO to imitate Elon. We just need a handful of people who have access to the spotlight to help evangelize EVs, preferably people with some credibility- like Elon, and the rest should just concentrate on making really good EVs.

 

 

 

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Would you buy a Chinese-made EV? Do you care where your car is made?

 

 

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