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WILL TESLA SELL OVER 1.5 MILLION ELECTRIC CARS IN 2022?
– The starting point is over 936,000 in 2021. Assuming that the rate of 300,000+ units per quarter would be maintained for all of 2022, the company would be at 1.2 million total.
– In terms of new plants, according to the latest reports, Tesla Giga Austin in Texas should start production soon, and Tesla Giga Berlin in Grünheide near Berlin, Germany also appears ready to start production.
– If those two new plants would add 300,000 together, with a maintained rate from Q4 by the plants in California and China, the total would then exceed 1.5 million. That’s 600,000 additional BEVs in a year.
Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/558267/tesla-ev-sales-2022-forecast/
4 MILLION PEOPLE WILL DRIVE TESLAS BY THE END OF 2022
– According to our data, Tesla has delivered by the end of 2021 more than 2,335,000 all-electric cars, which is by way more than anyone else.
– This number includes more than half a million Model S/Model X and more than 1.8 million Model 3/Model Y.
– considering the recent production rate of 308,600 units in Q4 2021, we should see 2.5 million total and 2 million Model 3/Model Y in February/March.
– Assuming 1.5 million new Tesla cars in 2022, there would be over 3.8 million total, maybe more, depending on what the current year will bring. 4 million Teslas would be a tremendous achievement.
Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/558272/4-million-teslas-2022-forecast/
FORD F-150 LIGHTNING PRICING ANNOUNCED
– Ford announced pricing and more details about the Ford F-150 Lightning, which later this week will be available for order (by reservation holders, in batches). As we know, there are four versions of the truck, Pro, XLT, Lariat and Platinum. Production of all four types will begin in Spring. MSRP price of Ford F-150 Lightning in the U.S.: Pro: $39,974 XLT: $52,974 Lariat: $67,474 Platinum: $90,874
– The Pro version comes with the Standard Range Battery for up to 230 miles (370 km) of expected EPA range. There is also the Extended Range Battery that extends the range up to 300 miles (483 km) – optional in the case of XLT and Lariat ($10,000), and standard in the Platinum trim.
– there is a Pro version with the Extended Range Battery ($10,000 option) but it’s envisioned only for fleets.
– According to the previous report, the difference between the two battery options is 33 kWh of usable battery capacity: Standard Range Battery: 98 kWh Extended Range Battery: 131 kWh
Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/558716/ford-f150-lightning-pricing/
F-150 Lightning Options Add Up To Rivian Territory Real Fast
– The Lightning really begins to pale when you start adding luxuries, like heated seats. Butt warmers require equipment group 312A, which also includes Ford’s CoPilot 360 2.0 Level 2 driver assist suite, a power tailgate and a heated leather steering wheel in addition to other, less noteworthy bells and whistles. That’s another $9,500 on the sticker.
– Couple the extended range battery with 312A to get the Lightning relatively close to the R1T’s base spec in terms of interior comforts and performance, and you’re spending $74,169 including destination.
– Poking around both electric pickups’ build-and-price tools, here’s the impression I get: the F-150 Lightning is obviously the more affordable truck and actually attainable for those with less to spend. However, if you plan on checking boxes for options, the R1T will quickly become the better value. For $60K-$70K, it’s the more compelling package.
NORWAY SETS NEW EV SALES RECORD IN 2021, WANTS EVEN MORE IN 2022
– Norway set another record in 2021, and it is about electric vehicles again. Despite the global chip crisis, electric vehicle sales dominated the market and made up 64.5 percent of sales in 2021, which is the highest percentage ever achieved by them.
– The country’s record month in terms of EVs sales market share was September, with 77.5 percent of all vehicles sold in the country being battery electric vehicles.
– Tesla is the most popular brand in Norway, beating Volkswagen’s 11-year success story. The Model 3 was the number one favorite for Norwegian customers, followed by Toyota’s RAV4 EV, and Volkswagen’s ID.4. Tesla’s Model Y achieved fourth place.
TESLA CYBERTRUCK ORDER PAGE NO LONGER MENTIONS A 2022 PRODUCTION ESTIMATE
– Tesla quietly updated the Cybertruck’s order page, removing references to the vehicle’s expected 2022 production date. The update may have been implemented during the final weeks of 2021.
– Previously, the all-electric pickup truck’s order page featured a simple note stating that customers will be able to “complete their (your) configuration as production nears in 2022.” Tesla’s Cybertruck order page today simply informs customers that they will be able to complete their vehicle configurations as production nears.
Original Source : https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-cybertruck-2022-release-date-update/
DAKAR 2022, STAGE 3: SAINZ SCORES FIRST WIN FOR ELECTRIC AUDI
– Carlos Sainz claimed Audi’s maiden stage victory in the Dakar Rally on Tuesday,
– The result marked the 40th stage win for Sainz as well as the first for an electric prototype in the top cars division, with Audi running three MGUs on its RS Q e-tron using technology it developed in Formula E.
WALLBOX INTRODUCES QUASAR 2 AT CES 2022
– As well as enabling EV owners to charge and discharge their electric vehicle to power their home or the grid, Wallbox’s latest innovation is designed to give EV drivers the ability to isolate their home from the grid and use their EV for backup power during a blackout.
– With Blackout Mode, users are able to use their EV battery to power their home in the event of a power outage, even those caused by natural disasters. Quasar 2 seamlessly transitions a home to vehicle energy when the power goes out. Depending on the car and energy usage Quasar 2 is expected to be able to power a home for more than three days during a blackout based on an average household’s critical consumption.
Original Source : https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220103005080/en/
STOREDOT SECURES $80 MILLION IN FUNDING
– Israeli battery developer StoreDot has announced the first close of its Series D funding round of up to $80 million, the majority of which has already been secured.
– The Israeli company had demonstrated an interim step in 2019 showcasing that their technology could charge the battery of an electric scooter in five minutes. The first development samples were demonstrated to potential partners in early 2021. Then, in May 2021, the cooperation with EVE Energy was announced, which includes the production of the cells from 2024.
– The company’s fast-charging electric car battery cells with a silicon-dominated anode, which should also enable high energy densities.
BUDAPEST ORDERS 48 E-BUSES FROM SOLARIS & SKODA – ELECTRIVE.COM
– A consortium consisting of Solaris Bus & Coach and Skoda Electric has received an order for 48 battery-electric trolleybuses from Budapest. The current order of 12- and 18-metre buses goes back to a framework agreement from 2014, which has now been completely fulfilled with the order.
– With the 48 trolleybuses now on order, the total number of 108 vehicles agreed in 2014 has been reached. The order is divided into 12 Trollino 12s and 36 Trollino 18s, i.e. the 18-metre articulated bus version. Solaris says that the 48 buses are to be delivered by autumn 2022.
– The batteries will enable the trolleybuses for Budapest to travel at least four kilometres without overhead lines.
KANSAS CITY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT INSTALLS WIRELESS CHARGERS
– As part of the $1.5-billion Kansas City International Airport New Terminal project, the Kansas City Aviation Department is investing in the first wireless inductive vehicle charging system at an airport in the world
– The Aviation Department will use this technology to extend the range of its electric buses without installing an obtrusive, above-ground charging infrastructure or taking buses out of service for charging. Pennsylvania-based Momentum Dynamics will provide the charging solution, which will be in place to charge buses when the New Terminal opens in early 2023.
– The system will be supported by two 300 kilowatt (kW) wireless inductive chargers located at shuttle bus stops at the New Terminal just outside of baggage claim. While awaiting passengers, the electric buses will park over the inductive charging pads and will automatically charge while parked over the in-ground pads. With this wireless system, the charging is fully automatic and requires very little interaction by the driver. Charging takes place while the passengers are loading and unloading; each charging session automatically ends when the bus departs from the pad.
– Initially, four existing BYD K7 30-foot electric buses will be retrofitted with the Momentum wireless system enabling automatic charging of the vehicles’ batteries. The inductive charging system is designed to work in all weather conditions.
Original Source : https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/kansas-city-international-airport-installs-wireless-chargers-by-momentum-dynamics-becoming-first-airport-with-wireless-charging-for-its-electric-bus-fleet-301450602.html
APPLE’S LATEST PATENT DROPS A HINT AT HOW ITS ELECTRIC CAR MAY GET CHARGED
– We heard about the Apple electric car being in the works which may arrive in the coming years. Now, a patent published by the United States Patent & Trademark Office (
USPTO) showcases how various charging systems can be used to power autonomous vehicles like cars, trucks, boats and more.
– On-board charging
– It uses two conductors where one will be connected to the alternating current terminals of an onboard alternating current-to-direct current converter of the vehicle and the second pair of conductors are connected to terminals of a battery of the vehicle. The battery gets charged through alternating current from the first conductor while being charged via direct current from the second conductor. This system will be used for limited charging requirements.
– The off-board charger can help provide alternating current to the onboard charging system alternating current-to-direct current converter, which will then be utilised to charge the battery. It can help reduce the size and cost of the external charger.
– External battery usage can also be used bi-directionally using direct-current to direct-current converter. This can be utilised to either charge the battery of the vehicle or at home during blackouts. A charging interface is used to connect the charging modules to the battery of the vehicles.
ENPHASE CELEBRATES THE NEW YEAR BY ENTERING THE EV CHARGING MARKET
– Enphase Energy, Inc. completed the previously announced acquisition of ClipperCreek, a California-based specialist in electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions for residential and commercial customers in the U.S. ClipperCreek has been a pioneer in the EV charging market since 2006 and sold more than 110,000 Level 2 AC charging stations since its inception.
– This acquisition accelerates the Enphase roadmap to enable bi-directional charging capability for vehicle-to-home and vehicle-to-grid applications. Enphase also establishes a domestic manufacturing footprint, as ClipperCreek has manufacturing facilities in Auburn, CA.
91% OF EV OWNERS SAY THEY WILL NEVER BUY A PETROL OR DIESEL CAR AGAIN
– Fewer than one in 10 EV owners polled said they would go back to a fossil fuel car. Poll of 3,306 electric car drivers finds more are using them for longer journeys. Almost a quarter have completed single trips of 300 miles using their EVs
– The study found that 91 per cent of drivers are ‘extremely happy’ with their EV and eight per cent said they would consider returning to a car powered by fossil fuels.Less than one per cent of those polled were adamant they would go revert back to owning a petrol and diesel motor.
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