Good morning, good afternoon, and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily, you trusted source of EV information. It’s Wednesday 8th June, it’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don’t have to.
EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT HEADS FOR CAR ENGINE BAN NAIL-BITER
– European Parliament lawmakers vote Wednesday on whether to mandate an end to the sale of new gasoline and diesel cars and vans from 2035.
– The revision of car and van CO2 standards legislation is a critical part of the Commission’s Fit for 55 package and aims to put the industry, which accounts for a fifth of the bloc’s greenhouse gas emissions, on track to meet the EU’s long-term 2050 climate targets.
– But industry and MEPs from some carmaking countries are pushing for a stay of execution for combustion engines, arguing that’s needed to keep plug-in hybrid models alive.
– On Wednesday, lawmakers can either vote with the European Commission — and the Parliament’s agreed draft report from the environment committee — that mandates all new cars and vans sold from 2035 must be zero emissions. Or they can support a counterproposal from the center-right European People’s Party to amend that reduction down to 90 percent with no fixed phaseout date.
– The outcome of the car CO2 debate will also set the tone for revised emission standards for trucks, which the Commission is expected to publish later this year.
Original Source : https://www.politico.eu/article/european-parliament-car-engine-ban/
HYUNDAI IONIQ 5 NOW EVEN MORE AFFORDABLE WITH NEW TRIM
– The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 now offers an SE Standard Range model, which packs a smaller 58-kWh battery. For comparison, all other trim levels get a larger 77.4 kWh pack.
– The Standard Range uses the same battery found in the Ioniq’s sister car the Kia EV6 Light. As with that car, the SE Standard Range has a single electric motor at the rear generating 168 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque.
– The larger battery SE model (and all other RWD models) have 225 hp
– This new trim is only available with rear-drive and without the all-wheel-drive dual-motor option.
– Whereas the 77.4-kWh battery enables 303 miles on a single charge (256 miles with the dual motor setup), the 58-kWh pack will drain itself in 220 miles.
– The Standard Range is the cheapest way to buy an Ioniq 5, starting at $39,950 before any incentives or destination charges. That’s significantly cheaper than the SE, which starts at $44,000.
2023 POLESTAR 3 SUV SHOWS OFF STUPENDOUS LOOKS, LIDAR AND 372-MILE RANGE
– Polestar finally released the first image of the upcoming 2023 Polestar 3 SUV without any camouflage, and it looks incredible. The electric crossover will do battle with the likes of the Porsche Cayenne when it goes into production next year, and along with its excellent design, the 3 promises to have solid performance and high-end safety tech.
– The only photo we have of the 3 is of its profile, though a teaser video also shows off more details. The 3 has a rakish greenhouse with a window line that kicks up at the C- and D-pillars, and the rear end features a prominent spoiler that the roof flows through to connect to the hatch glass.
– Further dismissing the Volvo comparisons that have been lobbied at the Polestar 1 and 2 models, the 3 wears Polestar’s new face on its shark-like front end.
– The 3 will be built on the same SPA 2 platform that will underpin Volvo’s electric XC90 replacement, along with pretty much every new car from Polestar, Volvo and Geely. Polestar says the 3 will initially launch with a dual-motor powertrain and a “large” battery, which will give it a range of more than 372 miles on the WLTP cycle.
– Sadly, the Polestar 3 won’t get its full reveal until this October, but expect more trickles of info in the meantime. Customers will be able to order the 3 starting on the day of the unveiling, with production set to start in 2023 in China and South Carolina. Expect a starting price of around $70,000
NIO TO INTRODUCE TWO-WAY CHARGING FOR EVS STARTING IN JULY
– Chinese electric vehicle maker Nio on Monday released a 220-volt bidirectional home charger, which can both pull power from the grid to charge vehicle batteries and return power to its sources.
– The new device is part of a line of home-energy systems released by the EV brand and can also serve as an energy storage unit. Priced at RMB 3,880 ($582), the charger is compatible with all of Nio’s vehicle models.
– The company will launch the product in July
EV DOES IT AS COST OF OWNING ELECTRIC CAR CHEAPER THAN FUEL
– Owning an electric vehicle (EV) is cheaper than a fuel car as petrol and diesel costs continue to bite UK motorists.
According to a research published today by Insurance Revolution, EV owners can save up to £1049 annually compared with petrol or diesel car users, who on average spend around £1,000 a year on fuel.
– Data showed it’s cheaper to recharge the average electric car compared to refuelling, as it costs around £16 to fully power it compared to the current £98 and £101 for fuel and diesel cars respectively. Even though EV premiums are more expensive, maintaining an electric car costs around £570 a year, 62.9 per cent less than a fuel vehicle.
Original Source : https://www.cityam.com/ev-does-it-cost-owning-electric-car-cheaper-fuel/
MODEL Y CHARGING WITH TESLA’S CCS COMBO ADAPTER
– Kerry from YouTube channel Tesla Tips & Trips got ahold of Tesla’s official CCS Combo 1 Adapter.
– allows Tesla owners to charge at non-Tesla fast-charging stations.
– the adapter is pretty big and bulky, and it seems to be a bit of a struggle to get it connected to the charging cable. As Kerry attempts to put it into the Model Y, there’s a pin that keeps it from fully engaging.
– The adapter should be attached to the charging cable first rather than inserted into the Tesla’s charging port. He makes it clear that while it eventually worked doing it the “wrong” way, he doesn’t recommend it. It makes more sense to add the adapter to the charging cable first.
TEXAS WON’T GIVE YOU AN EV REBATE FOR BUYING A TESLA
– If you’re looking to buy an electric vehicle in Texas, things just got a little easier. The state recently announced a list of 142 light-duty EVs that will now be eligible for a $2,500 rebate. There is, however, one glaring omission: Not a single Tesla is included on that list, despite the company establishing Austin as its new home base.
– That’s a pretty huge omission, considering the fact that Tesla, no matter where you look, is the maker of the United States’ favorite and most-purchased electric cars. So, what’s going on?
– Well, it comes down to Tesla’s direct-to-consumer sales model and its lack of dealerships, The Center Square reports
– the rebate requires that a buyer purchase EVs from a licensed new vehicle dealership or leasing company in Texas. Tesla doesn’t sell its vehicles out of a dealership, so Tesla vehicles don’t qualify.
– “Texas franchised dealer laws protect competition and provide the most efficient and effective delivery model for new and used car sales in Texas,” said Jennifer Stevens, a spokesperson for the Texas Automobile Dealers Association. “The current system works well for Texas and Texans.”
SHELL LAUNCHES RENEWABLE POWER BRAND IN TEXAS
– Global oil major Shell on Tuesday said it is entering the residential electricity market in Texas, offering renewable power under a new branch of the company.
– The launch of Shell Energy Solutions marks The Hague-based company’s entry into the U.S. power market, with perks for electric vehicle drivers and homeowners with solar panels.
– It follows an announcement last week that it had bought Houston-based gas station and convenience store chain Landmark to provide charging stations and alternative motor fuels in the future.
– Under Shell’s plan, electric vehicle drivers will be able to charge their automobiles for free during off-peak hours and homeowners with solar panels can earn credits from Shell for the excess power they provide to the grid.
– American oil majors, meanwhile, have largely staked their futures on carbon capture and sequestration to offset their carbon emissions to meet climate objectives.
NIMBUS LAUNCHES A TINY EV PROTOTYPE THAT’S LIKE A MOTORBIKE WITH A ROOF
– micromobility has been offered up as a panacea to save us all from the ill humors and packed streets caused by gas-guzzling cars. However, one of the major roadblocks in front of well-intentioned city dwellers who’d love to trade in their cumbersome and environmentally unfriendly vehicles for an e-bike or scooter remains: What happens when it rains?
– Nimbus, a Michigan-based electric vehicle startup, wants to solve that problem with a simple solution: Put a roof on it.
– Nimbus One, a tiny, three-wheeled EV that “combines the convenience and cost of a motorbike with the safety and comfort of a car.”
– The vehicle also tilts, like a motorbike or scooter would, due to Nimbus’s proprietary tilting technology.
– The Nimbus One is classified as an auto-cycle in the U.S.
– Since the Nimbus is made for city driving, not highway driving, it has a top speed of 50 miles per hour. Its 9 kWh battery has a range of 93 miles and a charge time of 1.2 hours on a Level 2 charger
– The vehicles themselves will cost around $9,980 to buy outright, but the company also intends to offer them as a subscription service for $200 per month. Nimbus expects first deliveries from impending pre-orders to come in the third quarter of 2023.
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