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Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Monday 1st November. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don’t have to.
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NON-TESLA SUPERCHARGER PILOT GOES LIVE IN NETHERLANDS
– Today we are launching our Non-Tesla Supercharger pilot at 10 Supercharger locations in the Netherlands.
– With this pilot, 10 stations are now accessible to Dutch Non-Tesla EV drivers via the Tesla app
– More customers using the Supercharger network enables faster expansion. Our goal is to learn and iterate quickly, while continuing to aggressively expand the network, so we can eventually welcome both Tesla and Non-Tesla drivers at every Supercharger worldwide.
– We’re starting with a select number of sites so that we can review the experience, monitor congestion and assess feedback before expanding. Future sites will only be opened to Non-Tesla vehicles if there is available capacity.
– As a Tesla driver you benefit from the seamless integration of charge post and vehicle, optimized route planning and battery pre-conditioning. With your Tesla, you’ll also have access to the lowest Supercharger pricing.
– Download the Tesla app (version 4.2.3 or higher) for iOS or Android and create a Tesla Account.
Select ‘Charge Your Non-Tesla’ and find your Supercharger site.
Add your payment method, plug-in your car, select a stall and tap ‘Start Charging.’
Select ‘Stop Charging’ to complete your session.
– Pricing for Non-Tesla drivers reflects additional costs incurred to support charging a broad range of vehicles and adjustments to our sites to accommodate these vehicles. Rates vary by site, and you can view charging prices in the Tesla app. The per kWh price to charge can be lowered with a charging membership.
– Certain Supercharger site layouts may not be suitable for some cars. Please do not obstruct other cars by parking over the lines if the cable cannot comfortably reach your car.
Original Source : https://www.tesla.com/en_GB/support/non-tesla-supercharging
HUMMER EV RANGE LISTED AT 334 MILES IN MYCHEVROLET APP
– Forums of late have been cracking for interesting news, the Hummer Chat forum next in line to keep us intrigued. When member BahamaTodd updated his MyChevrolet app to version 5.7.0, he clicked through to the Energy Assist page and found three GM electric vehicles listed, plus their estimated range figures on a 100% charge. One was the 2022 Chevrolet Bolt, rated for 259 miles, the second was the 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV, rated for 247 miles. The third was an unexpected entry, being the 2022 GMC Hummer EV pickup, listed as able to go 334 miles on a full charge.
– The figures for both Bolts are the official EPA estimates. The mileage figure for the Hummer is a mystery, as is why it’s popped up here in the MyChevrolet app instead of the MyGMC app. The EPA hasn’t certified the 2022 Hummer yet, so that’s not the source.
– With pre-production of the Edition 1 slated to begin at GM’s Factory Zero any day now, answers shouldn’t be long in coming.
NEW 2023 MINI COUNTRYMAN TO GROW AND GET EV OPTION
– Mini’s all-important third-generation Countryman, which will play a crucial role in the brand’s pure-electric reinvention, has broken cover on public roads for the first time.
– Due in 2023, the big-selling crossover will join the closely related BMW X1 in being offered with a choice of pure-electric and combustion powertrains, and will be built on the same line as its X1 sibling in Leipzig, Germany.
– The X1 is likely to be launched before the Countryman, given that near-ready prototypes have been testing on public roads for several months, and that will provide further details on the powertrain offering for Mini’s largest model.
– The EV option for each is likely to be an all-new powertrain, because the existing electric Mini hatchback uses a relatively small-capacity battery and motor and the slightly larger BMW iX3 is rear driven.
WATCH HISTORIC LUCID RALLY WITH 20 LUCID AIR DREAM EDITION CARS
– Today is the historic launch of the Lucid Air Dream Edition, the first electric car with more than 500 miles (800 km) of range on a single charge.
– Multiple cars were handed over by the company’s CEO Peter Rawlinson. As we can see in the video shared by Len Devanna, Head of Digital Experience at Lucid (and re-uploaded on YouTube), about 20 Lucid Airs departed for a Lucid Rally.
– Lucid will deliver 520 Dream Edition cars (in two specs – Range or Performance). Then, the less expensive Air Grand Touring, Air Touring and Air will follow.
Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/544466/lucid-air-dream-edition-rally/
LUCID AIR SPECS REVEALED: 118 KWH DREAM PACK, 112 KWH GRAND TOURING
– The limited Dream Edition version is equipped with a 118 kWh battery pack, featuring 22 modules totaling 6,600 cylindrical cells
– The Grand Touring version has about a 6 kWh smaller battery – 112 kWh
– We believe that those cells are supplied by Samsung SDI, Lucid’s first supplier, announced in December 2016 (see the original press release here). In 2020, the company announced that the battery cells for “standard version” cars will be supplied by LG Chem’s LG Energy Solution.
– One of the Lucid’s key elements is the 900 V battery architecture, which allows for increased efficiency. It also makes it easier to deliver up to around 300 kW of charging power, which allows it to take just about 20 minutes to replenish 300 miles of range.
– The Lucid Air is the first high-end model that is expected to be sold in quite significant volumes, starting with 20,000 in 2022. In the 2023, it should be joined by an even higher-volume, large SUV – “Gravity.”
By 2025, both should be sold at over 120,000 per year (including 42,000 Air and 86,000 Gravity).
– EPA range: Grand Touring (19″) – 516 miles (830 km), Grand Touring (21″) – 469 miles (755 km)
– 0-60 mph (96.5 km/h) timeDream Edition Performance (19″) – 3.3 seconds Dream Edition Performance (21″) – 3.0 seconds
Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/544455/lucid-air-118kwh-battery-112kwh/
NEW LONGER-RANGE MG ZS EV GOES ON SALE
– Priced from £28,495 (incl. PiCG), the renewed model is available with a larger 72kWh Long Range battery, delivering up to 273 miles of range. That’s a substantial increase over the outgoing model, which has a combined range of 163 miles. It comes with an onboard AC charger that enables up to 7kW fast charging or up to 76kW DC rapid charging, giving a 0-100% charge in as little as 42 minutes.
– The updated MG ZS EV also features Vehicle-to-Load capability now as standard, enabling drivers to charge or power other external equipment, for example, an electric bike, using an accessory charging cable.
– all models come with the new MG iSmart connectivity system, which offers connection via a smartphone app and enables a wide array of vehicle functions to be monitored remotely, including vehicle status and battery charge level. Drivers can stop and start charging, remotely lock and unlock the car, set the air conditioning and heating, and activate the windscreen demister.
– The entry-level SE comes with auto air con, bi-function LED headlights, adaptive cruise control, keyless entry and push-button start, vehicle-to-load charging and 360-degree parking camera.
– Trophy model, priced at £30,995 (incl. PiCG), adds a panoramic roof and leather-style seats, along with roof rails, heated front seats, electric driver’s seat adjustment, rain-sensing wipers and wireless phone charging.
– Trophy Connect, which adds iSmart with live services (weather, traffic and Amazon Prime) and is priced at £31,495 after PiCG.
Original Source : https://fleetworld.co.uk/new-longer-range-mg-zs-ev-goes-on-sale/
CHINA’S POPULAR ELECTRIC VEHICLES HAVE PUT EUROPE’S AUTOMAKERS ON NOTICE
– The name MG used to be synonymous with spirited but finicky sports cars from Britain. Nowadays the iconic octagonal badge serves a different kind of motoring ambition: China’s push to become a big player in the global auto market.
– SAIC Motor, one of China’s Big Four automakers, bought the MG brand in 2007 and is stamping it on a line of electric sport utility vehicles on sale in Germany and other European markets. MG is an example of how Chinese carmakers are exploiting the shift to electric cars to challenge the American, European and Japanese carmakers that have long dominated the industry.
– MG already has 350 dealers in 16 European countries and is still expanding. Two other Chinese automakers, Nio and BYD, are moving into Europe by way of Norway, the world’s most electrified large car market.
– Great Wall Motor, another Chinese manufacturer, has announced plans to start selling a battery-powered compact and a hybrid S.U.V. in Europe next year.
– the appearance of Chinese-made autos in Europe is another ominous sign for established carmakers that are already having enough trouble making the transition from internal combustion engines to batteries.
– SAIC, MG’s owner, has been Volkswagen’s partner in China since 1984. Now MG is moving into Volkswagen’s heartland. MG is advertising its ZS, a compact electric S.U.V., at a starting price of 30,420 euros, or about $35,400. When government incentives for electric vehicles are included, the car can be had for around €24,000. That is €4,000 less than the least expensive version of Volkswagen’s compact electric S.U.V., the ID.4.
2022 ORA CAT 01 ELECTRIC CAR REVEALED: PRICES, SPECS AND RELEASE DATE
– One of the best-selling Chinese models, the Ora Cat, is heading to the UK aiming to shake up the market.The Cat is a five-door fully electric hatchback, and will go on sale in December. UK specifications have just been confirmed by the manufacturer.
– UK buyers will be offered a choice of two battery sizes: 48kWh or 63kWh. The batteries are expected to have official WLTP ranges of 209 miles and 261 miles respectively.
– AC charging and 80kW rapid charging will be standard across the range.
– At 4.2m long, 1.8m wide and 1.6m tall, the Cat is a similar size to the Volkswagen ID.3.
– The build quality is a bit mixed. It feels fairly robust inside, and there are some soft-touch materials on the dashboard and tops of the doors, but there are also lots of cheaper-feeling plastics around. All the buttons and dials feel good quality, though, and overall it isn’t far off what you find in an ID.3.
– Standard features include a large 10.25 inch infotainment screen, a 10.25 digital driver’s display, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, full LED headlights and a 360-degree camera with rear parking sensors.
– Prices are said to start from around £25,000, although it’s unclear whether that figure includes the UK Government plug-in car grant of £2500. First deliveries are expected to begin in the first half of next year.
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