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Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Sunday 22nd August. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don’t have to.
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RIVIAN R1T DELIVERIES ON TRACK FOR SEPTEMBER
– Rivian R1T deliveries are on track for September, according to a letter CEO RJ Scaringe sent preorder holders recently.
September 2021 will be a momentous month for Rivian once R1T deliveries begin. The Rivian CEO stated that the team in Normal continue to build more and more vehicles every day. A recent video taken inside Rivian’s factory in Normal showed all the employees working hard to make electric R1T pickup trucks.
– he explained that Rivian wasn’t just working on ramping production at its Normal manufacturing plant over the past few months. The EV startup was also working on “dialing in” its quality across five areas of the plant, including stamping, body, paint, assembly, and propulsion or battery and drive units. So Rivian preorder holders should expect quality R1T vehicles during delivery.
Original Source : https://www.teslarati.com/rivian-r1t-deliveries-september/
TESLA SUPERCHARGERS PROVIDE BEST EV CHARGING EXPERIENCE
– In the first JD Power US Electric Vehicle Experience Public Charging Study, Tesla came out on top. The new study found Tesla Supercharger stations provide the best electric vehicle charging experience of any other network when it comes to DC fast charging. As for Level 2 chargers, Tesla also won out. Its Destination chargers beat any other public plugs.
– JD Power scored DC and Level 2 charging operators on a 1,000-point scale after surveying 6,647 owners of EVs and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.
– For those with access to free charging, overall satisfaction scored 706, but dropped to 673 points if an owner paid for access. More often than not, however, it was a charger’s reliability that really dragged down scores. Of the respondents, 58% said a major problem with any EV charger was an out-of-service connection.
THE PUSH FOR AD AGENCIES TO DITCH BIG OIL CLIENTS
– Between 2015 and 2019, oil and gas firms doubled the share of their capital spending going to renewables and carbon-capture technologies. Here’s the chaser: That accounted for less than 1 percent of Big Oil’s overall capital investment, according to the International Energy Agency; 99 percent still went to oil and gas.
– Duncan Meisel is the director of Clean Creatives, a coalition of people in the ad, PR, and marketing industries to refuse contracts with fossil fuel companies. Meisel says the idea for the pledge came after years of working in communications for environmental nonprofits, where progressive messaging campaigns are often countered by oil industry talking points from well-funded PR companies.
– In August, the American Association of Advertising Agencies issued guidance to agencies on avoiding greenwashing, pointing to the Federal Trade Commission’s standard of having “reliable evidence” to back up environmental claims.
– Fossil fuel companies spent $9.6 million in 2020 on Facebook ads that presented oil and gas as “climate friendly,” according to a report released earlier this month by UK-based think tank InfluenceMap. In one such ad, Shell references its “net-zero emissions” target with the hashtag #MaketheFuture. At the same time, it told investors that its “operating plans and budgets do not reflect Shell’s Net-Zero Emissions target.”
– A May study from a team of Harvard researchers similarly found that ExxonMobil tailored its language in public-facing statements to emphasize “clean” oil
– These ad campaigns and strategic alignments require the “the support, active engagement, and partnerships” among PR agencies, fossil fuel companies, and social media platforms.
Original Source : https://www.wired.com/story/push-ad-agencies-ditch-big-oil-clients
DRIVE ELECTRIC COLORADO SETS GOAL FOR 940,000 ELECTRIC VEHICLES IN STATE BY 2030
– Drive Electric Colorado has announced that it is setting its goal to put 940,000 electric vehicles on Colorado roads by 2030. The U.S. has set the national goal of 50% of all vehicles sold by 2030 to be electric. DEC is offering the following free resources about electric vehicles:
- A user-friendly website with comprehensive information about EVs
– Individual EV coaching support from vetted experts Online and in-person EV classesRide & Drive and EV Showcase eventsInteractive social media accounts with the latest information
– The organization is also offering communities and other groups trying to encourage electric cars and bikes usage resources as well.
These resources are as follows:
Social media campaign collateral with topics like EV mythbusters, Charging 101, Colorado-specific FAQs, eBike Highlights, and moreDedicated landing pages for dealerships and utilities Profiles and stories about EV drivers in various communitiesFleet engagement about electric vehicles of all sizesCharger gap assessments
TESLA SHOWS THE WAY TO ANDROID AUTO AND CARPLAY
– While Apple or Android can solve the front end of the process, there are many other features I feel they’ve overlooked but which Tesla has addressed, because it’s built its in-car tech from the bottom up rather than trying to add it to existing automobiles.
– While anything that offers CarPlay or Android Auto will have a touchscreen, not all touchscreens are equal. Anything smaller than an iPad is very difficult to use on the move, and not many cars have a 10-inch screen as standard.
– This is where Tesla has the advantage.
HAWAII ON TRACK TO MEET ZERO EMISSIONS DEADLINE
– Despite a grave warning from the United Nations about the impending danger of climate change, state officials believe Hawaii is making good progress toward protecting the environment.
– The state has set a goal to shift entirely to clean energy by 2045
– With impending changes to the local climate, Bass said the state will ultimately have to reconsider how its economy is structured in order to survive.
AUSTRALIA ON VERGE OF EV BOOM AMID SHARP JUMP IN SALES FIGURES
– Australian sales of electric cars have risen at record levels in the past six months amid state government incentives as the industry forecasts greater price parity and consumer choice over the next 24 months. New car sales data released on Monday shows 8688 battery and plug-in EVs have been sold in the first half of 2021, which is more than in any calendar year.
– six more models under $65,000 have been launched in the Australian market, bringing the total available under that price to 14.
– Australians now have access to 31 passenger electric vehicle models from 12 different carmakers with the industry forecasting an additional 27 electric vehicle models entering the market by the end of next year.
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