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Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Tuesday 19th October. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don’t have to.
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NISSAN LEAF WILL BE REPLACED BY ELECTRIC CROSSOVER
“Nissan has confirmed that the new electric compact crossover it will build at its Sunderland plant in the UK will replace the Leaf hatchback. In July, Nissan announced plans to build a new crossover in Sunderland as part of a £1 billion ($1.37 billion) investment in the plant to secure its future. Now, Nissan Europe boss, Guillaume Cartier, has confirmed that the new model will be a replacement for the Leaf.” reports InsideEVs: “Expected to launch around 2025, the Leaf crossover will be based on the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance’s CMF-EV platform that’s also used by the Ariya and Megane E-Tech Electric. This means that Nissan’s core future model lineup in Europe will be made up exclusively of electrified crossovers: the Juke, Qashqai, Ariya, X-Trail, and the Leaf replacement. The compact crossover will feature Envision AESC’s latest battery cells, which will be manufactured in a new battery gigafactory.”
Read moreL https://insideevs.com/news/541516/nissan-leaf-replaced-by-crossover
TESLA SOLD 66% OF ALL REGISTERED EVS THIS YEAR
“The rest of the auto industry may have finally embraced electrification, but Tesla still reigns supreme over the EV market. Through the first eight months of 2021, the marque’s battery-powered cars and SUVs made up nearly two thirds of those registered in the US.” writes Robb Report: “According to new data from Experian (h/t Inside EVs), 294,218 electric vehicles were sold between January and August. That number only accounts for 2.7 percent of total automobile sales, but represents a 114 percent increase compared to the same period in 2020. And 194,165 of those vehicles were Teslas. That number represents 66 percent of all EVs registered in that time and a 79 percent increase when compared to the same period last year.”
As for the model split: “Model Y compact crossover (pictured at top): 105,445 of the electric SUVs have been registered in 2021. That number is actually larger than the sum total of non-Tesla EVs sold during this same period (100,053 units)”
Read more: https://robbreport.com/motors/cars/tesla-dominates-ev-sales-1234642397/
TESLA Q3 BIGGER THAN VW, BMW, MERCEDES AND MORE
“With ~99,000 deliveries, Tesla was able to pass up GMC (97,254), Lexus (81,093), Volkswagen (79,321), BMW (75,619), Mercedes (71,185), and Dodge (49,059). That’s 6 major auto brands that Tesla just passed. Of course, it’s also worth pointing out here that Tesla has just two main models (Model 3 and Model Y) and the more expensive, limited-production Model S. Imagine what sales could get to with a few more vehicle body styles.” says CleanTEchnica: “Tesla’s Q3 sales numbers actually put Tesla as the 11th best selling auto brand in the USA. That compares to Tesla coming in 17th in Q3 2020.”
Read more: https://cleantechnica.com/2021/10/18/tesla-now-selling-more-vehicles-in-usa-than-lexus-volkswagen-mercedes-bmw-many-others/
HERBERT DIESS EXPLAINS WHY BRAND’S EVS ARE BETTER THAN GAS
“It appears that Herbert Diess, the Chairman of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Group, is definitely standing firm on his idea that electric vehicles are the future. Diess recently reiterated this point in a post on LinkedIn, which emphasized how much savings customers would see if they chose to drive an electric car instead of a gas or diesel-powered equivalent. ” reports Simon at Teslarati: “Diess highlighted his point by showing how Volkswagen’s electric vehicles are better than the company’s own ICE cars. The executive’s point was clear: shifting to EVs would save customers money, and Volkswagen’s electric cars are better than the company’s tried-and-tested ICE lineup. It’s difficult not to be impressed by Herbert Diess’ consistency, especially when it comes to his stance on electric vehicles. Diess is a longtime EV proponent, and he is largely responsible for Volkswagen’s aggressive push into sustainable transportation.”
He wrote on LinkedIn: “Driving a combustion engine car costs up to 50% more compared to an e-car. The Autozeitung does the math, taking into account all the costs: Driving a VW Tiguan costs around 30% more per kilometer than an ID.4. One kilometer in an Audi Q5 costs around 40% more compared to a Q4 e-tron. And driving a Skoda Kodiaq is around 50% more expensive per kilometer compared to an Enyaq. It’s time to switch!”
Read more: https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-herbert-diess-ev-vs-ice-adoption/
CHINA’S ASSOCIATION TO LAUNCH STANDARD FOR SHARED BATTERY SWAP STATION CONSTRUCTION
“A new group standard for electric passenger vehicle-used shared battery swapping stations in China has sailed through review and is expected to be launched this year, according to the China Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Promotion Alliance (EVCIPA).” reports Gasgoo: “Dong Yang, President of the EVCIPA, said the battery swapping is one of the important energy supply methods to new energy vehicles and its standardization is getting increasing important as well. around 30 automakers in China, including NIO, BAIC BJEV, SAIC Motor, Geely Auto, and GAC Group, have tapped the battery swapping business with nearly 60 battery swappable vehicle models already launched. Nevertheless, a uniform industrial standard has not been released yet to normalize the infrastructure building of different companies.”
Read more: https://autonews.gasgoo.com/70018926.html
BOSCH CHINA WARNS AUTO CHIP SHORTAGE MAY EXTEND THROUGH 2022
“The supply crunch of semiconductors for carmakers will likely continue through 2022, though the shortage may become less severe than what was seen in the past summer, according to a senior executive of Bosch China Investment.” says Bloomberg: “Chip producers were only able to meet about 20% of clients’ orders in July and despite some improvements in the situation in August, more than half of the demand still couldn’t be satisfied, Jiang Jian, a vice president of Bosch China, said on the sidelines of the China Auto Supply Chain Conference.”
Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-10-16/bosch-china-warns-auto-chip-shortage-may-extend-through-2022?srnd=technology-vp
MERCEDES LAUNCHES EQA SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE THAT COMES WITH AN E-BIKE
“Mercedes has announced a new pilot subscription service that is available in Berlin. Not only will customers be able to get a vehicle, insurance, and incidentals for a flat fee, they’ll also get a similarly arranged subscription to a Power 7 e-bike.” says CarScoops: “The Mercedes-EQ City Abo subscription plan is intended to give customers a fully electric, fully flexible experience, for one all-inclusive price. To do that, Mercedes has partnered with Swapfiets, a bicycle subscription service that operates in Berlin, among other European cities.For €799 ($927 USD) a month, plus a one-time entry fee of €400 ($464), customers are provided with an EQA 250, comprehensive insurance with a €1,500 ($1,740) deductible, maintenance, service, and assistance in case of accidents or incidents. Customers also get a €100 ($116) credit per month for charging that can be redeemed at over 200,000 Mercedes me charging stations around Europe.”
Read more: https://www.carscoops.com/2021/10/mercedes-pilots-eqa-subscription-model-that-comes-with-an-e-bike/
WM MOTOR TEASES LIDAR-EQUIPPED M7 SEDAN AHEAD OF UNVEILING THIS FRIDAY
“EV startup WM Motor has teased a first image of its upcoming M7 sedan ahead of its official unveiling in China later this week. The M7 is based on a concept EV previously shared by WM Motor and will be the first sedan in its fleet. Furthermore, it’s reported to come equipped with three separate LiDAR sensors.” writes electrek: “WM Motor has established itself in the Chinese EV market, albeit a small share compared to other automakers like NIO and XPeng. To gain ground in this growing market overseas, WM Motor announced in July that a fourth and fifth EV model would soon join its current fleet of electric SUVs.”
Read more: https://electrek.co/2021/10/18/wm-motor-teases-lidar-equipped-m7-sedan-ahead-of-unveiling-this-friday
IONITY NOW OFFERS PLUG & CHARGE AT ALL CHARGING STATIONS
Plug & Charge is in accordance with ISO 15118 and enables drivers of electric cars such as the Porsche Taycan, Ford Mach-E and Mercedes EQS to charge and pay quickly, conveniently, and securely.
With Plug & Charge, as soon as the charging cable is inserted in the vehicle, the vehicle is automatically identified at the charging station and authorized for charging. For this purpose, charging contracts are read directly from the car and protected by digital certificates. The charging process only starts after successful authentication. Billing is also automated with all the necessary information being stored in the vehicle’s on-board system. With IONITY Plug & Charge, payments at the charging station are a thing of the past, which provides maximum convenience for drivers of electric vehicles.
ELECTRIC HONDA HR-V FOR CHINA
Honda has presented another new version of the HR-V, but this variant will only be sold in China. Europe’s version of the new HR-V is only available with a hybrid powertrain combining two electric motors and a 1.5-liter i-VTEC gasoline engine generating 129 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque. China’s new HR-V, on the other hand, is fully electric, marking the first time the HR-V has been sold as an EV.” says CarBuzz.com: ” powered by an electric motor producing 201 horsepower, enabling the electric crossover to hit a top speed of 93 mph. It packs a 68.8-kWh battery but no range details are available yet. Considering it weighs 4,647 pounds, the range could be disappointing.”
Read more: https://carbuzz.com/news/this-is-the-new-electric-honda-hr-v
OCTOPUS ENERGY OFFERS RETAIL POWER SUPPLY TO GERMAN TESLA CUSTOMERS
“The German unit of British retail electricity startup Octopus Energy on Monday launched a service providing top-up power supply to households owning rooftop solar panels and a Tesla-branded Powerwall storage battery.” reports Reuters: ” customers can use grid power supply from Octopus as a back-up to their home-grown power production and the Powerwall unit when the solar output used to charge it tails off. The back-up supply will also be 100% renewable, Octopus said.”
Read more: https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/octopus-energy-offers-retail-power-supply-german-tesla-customers-2021-10-18/
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