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NORWAY: BEV SALES SURGE TO NEW RECORDS IN MARCH 2022
– Last month, 14,930 passenger plug-in electric cars were registered (up 15% year-over-year). The plug-in market share improved to a new all-time record of 91.9%.
– The most important is the new all-time monthly record of all-electric car registrations. In March, 13,983 new BEVs were registered (up 62%), which translated into a record share of 86.1%. No other country can match Norway in terms of all-electric car share.
– Stats for the month: BEVs: 13,983 (up 62%, at 86.1% market share) + 1,336 “used” + 495 new vans PHEVs: 947 (down 78%, at 5.8% market share)
– In March, Tesla delivered a high number of 3,305 Model Y, which allowed the model to become the most registered car not only for the month but also for the first quarter (with 3,328 units YTD).
– the second-best for the month and year-to-date is the Tesla Model 3
– The third most popular model was the Volkswagen ID.4 with 1,111 registrations in March
Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/578743/norway-electric-car-sales-march2022/
TESLA MODEL 3 BECAME THE 2ND BEST-SELLING CAR IN GERMANY IN MARCH 2022
– Tesla Model 3 became the second best-selling car, regardless of powertrain, in Germany in March 2022. The American manufacturer’s electric car was only surpassed by the much more affordable VW Golf.
– The Model Y produced at Giga Berlin also played an important role in the final figures. The factory made deliveries of the first 30 vehicles on March 22, after which Tesla delivered to several more delivery centers across the country. With the Model Y shipped from Giga Shanghai, sales of the model were 2,529 units. This brought Model Y to second place, behind Model 3, in the EV segment.
VOLVO CARS REPORTS 41% GROWTH IN Q1
– Geely-owned Volvo Cars has reported the best first quarter in its history as the company’s global sales increased by 40.8 per cent compared with the same period last year.
– In Europe and the US, the company managed to improve sales compared to the first quarter last year, while managing to cope with the ongoing effects of the pandemic.
– Volvo Cars’ Recharge line-up of chargeable models, with a fully electric or plug-in hybrid powertrain, remained strong and accounted for 26.0 per cent of all Volvo cars sold globally in March. In Europe, the share of Recharge cars of overall sales was 39.0 per cent.
– US sales for the company reached 27,239 cars. That is an increase of 39.8 per cent compared with the same period last year
– the company’s European sales grew to 87,457 cars, up 24.0 per cent compared to the same period last year.
Original Source : https://www.just-auto.com/news/volvo-cars-reports-41-growth-in-q1/
WITH TESLA UPDATE 2022.12 YOU CAN ADD SEAT HEATERS, WIPERS AND MORE BACK TO THE LAUNCHER
– Tesla has started releasing the latest software update with 2022.12.1. One of the biggest features of this release is the ability to customize the launcher even further.
– With the introduction of v11 last December, Tesla introduced a personalized launcher but in doing so also removed some features that were previously available in the launcher.
– With 2022.12.1, Tesla is adding the ability for you to add all of these buttons back if you choose to.
– 2022.12 adds the ability for you to add Front Defrost, Rear Defrost, Seat Heaters, and Wipers to the launcher.
TESLA LOBBIES IN CHINA TO EASE TRUCK MOVEMENT, REPORT SAYS
– Foreign multinationals including Tesla and German hi-tech plastics firm Covestro are lobbying China’s government to allow more truck drivers to work between Shanghai and other regions as their business is hit hard by the city’s Covid-19 curbs, the South China Morning Post said in a report Saturday.
– Tesla’s (NASDAQ: TSLA) Giga Shanghai has been unable to get parts to keep its production lines running since late last month because of a lack of special passes for truck drivers in the Shanghai lockdown, the report said, citing an executive at the auto parts maker who declined to be named.
– The report did not provide more information about Tesla, but cited Richard Fu, a spokesman for Covestro, as saying that logistical constraints remain the biggest challenge, especially with uncertainty about cross-province transportation and supply along the value chain.
– Giga Shanghai produces about 6,000 Model 3 and Model Y vehicles a week
GOVERNMENT OF CANADA RELEASES BUDGET 2022 – CANADA.CA
– More than $3 billion in funding to make zero-emission vehicles more affordable and build a national network of charging stations;
– Protecting our environment and fighting climate change is the right thing to do for the planet, and it is also the right thing to do for our economy. Through Budget 2022, the government will help Canadians and Canadian businesses benefit from the global transition to a clean economy, including through new incentives for the development of clean technologies and carbon capture, utilization, and storage.
– In addition to further investments to protect our land, lakes, and oceans, the government will also make it more affordable for Canadians to purchase zero-emission vehicles, build and expand a national network of zero-emission vehicle charging stations, and make new investments in clean energy.
LINCOLN TEASES CONCEPT THAT PREVIEWS ITS FIRST PRODUCTION EV
– Lincoln first detailed its plans for electric vehicles last year, and the company is now teasing an electric concept car that will debut on April 20. This “serves as inspiration” for Lincoln’s upcoming EVs and will likely be a preview of its first electric model, an electric SUV that’s set to debut sometime later this year in production form.
– Lincoln first electric vehicle was originally planned as a collaboration with startup Rivian—which Ford owns a 12 percent stake in—that would have seen Lincoln utilize the chassis and powertrain of the R1S SUV, but that plan was scrapped in 2020.
– Lincoln’s first EV will share components with the Mustang Mach-E, although we don’t know just how similar the crossovers will be. The first production Lincoln EV could rear its head by the end of this year and go on sale for the 2023 model year
Original Source : https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a39690563/lincoln-concept-teaser-ev/
LA TO ELECTRIFY THE MUNICIPAL FLEET WITH OVER 10,000 EVS
– The city council of the US city of Los Angeles in the state of California has passed a motion to electrify the city’s vehicle fleet. The ‘Electric Vehicle Master Plan’ envisions electrifying more than 10,000 vehicles along with building the appropriate charging infrastructure.
– The target is ambitious: the Los Angeles municipal fleet currently consists of only 24 electric sedans, 46 plug-in hybrid vehicles and two hybrid street sweepers. Four light electric trucks are to be delivered this year.
– It is not clear from the reports how high the investment for the plan will be. According to NBC Los Angeles, Krekorian only says that the effort would be carried out in coordination with the LA100 initiative, which aims to be 100 per cent carbon-free by 2035.
ANSWERS: QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM
Mirror.co.uk: “An electric car owner has warned other EV drivers they can be fined for charging their vehicle in supermarket car parks. Electric vehicle owner Max Wilkinson – who is also a Cheltenham Councillor – recently bought a four-year-old hybrid Mini Countryman. He went home – but returned two hours later by which time the hybrid Mini was about half-charged. A week later Max received a penalty notice saying he’d been fined £90. Mr Wilkinson has paid the fine and doesn’t dispute it. But he does think it doesn’t quite make sense to restrict car charging to 90 minutes as well.
– He said: “It seems illogical that quite a lot of EV and hybrid owners won’t be allowed to spend enough time in the car park to get a full charge.”
Was he in the wrong? Well yes: he stayed longer than he should, and got fined appropriately.
Did he get warning it was wrong? Not sure, we’re seeing a lot of social media traffic about parking restrictions, and how if you’re charging, you should still abide by them. But the Charging location then often doesn’t carry a copy of such parking restrictions. Not exactly helpful.
Should he have blocked a rapid charger with a 3kW capable car? Did he? You mentioned that these chargers in Lidl have both AC and DC chargers, and capable of running both at the same time. Were there not 2 parking places? If not, why not? And if not, then this is a problem made by Lidl or the installers in my opinion. Be it a 6kWh Mini, a 13kWh Outlander, my 24kWh Leaf or similar, they all charge at 3kWh. All would equally block a rapid if only one parking spot is available.
Should he have plugged in and gone home? This is so wrong on many levels. Unless the site owner, Lidl or the parking company allows otherwise, not being “on site” during a charge is questionable.
And I’d only think of leaving a car there for any period of time outside of shopping hours if the site allowed it. Which I think they should, seeing new builds next to what were “out of town” shopping areas that have these installations. One more piece to the EV transition puzzle.
i support applying the City policy exactly. if the guy was on too long he should be fined. if he didnt get a full charge, it doesnt matter. seems simple to me: if he violated the policy he should be fined.
I parked and charged for 2 hours 12 minutes and got fined for over staying the 2 hour limit. But I challenged the fine and won. Here’s why.
This was at the Grantham Moto services on a 22kW AC un tethered charger (which helpfully had a protective bollard in front of it making it almost impossible to get the charger plug in).
My wife and I were on a long journey back to Essex during the big storm a few months back which zapped ourZoe ZE40 range to a 15% so we needed a good hour or so charge. I didn’t even consider a time limit on the parking.
So we went in for a coffee and a sandwich and waited and waited as I checked my app and saw how slow it was really charging. We needed the charge to get home so we just waited until we had about 80% charge then finally left.
Little did we know we had been over 2 hours and that there was a 2 hour maximum stay until we got the PCN letter a few weeks later.
I challenged this on the basis that I had no intention of staying anywhere near that long, and the only reason I did was due to the poor charging hardware installed at their services. (With a bit more ranty waffle in the message).
And hey presto, they revoked the charge!
Was that unfair of me? I dont think so, I’d paid for the charging and the coffees and food, not like I left the car overnight and blocked the charger or anything.
NEW QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM
With the Tesla Cybertruck coming sometime in 2023, will the current crop like Rivian, F-150 and Hummer steal the market? Or is the Tesla truck worth waiting for?
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