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CONNECTED KERB SELECTED BY NEW YORK CITY
Connected Kerb, the UK-based electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure specialist, today announces it has been selected to deliver on-street EV chargers for a ground-breaking project in New York to demonstrate how public access to EV charging can drive up EV ownership amongst the 50% of residents that park their cars on-street.
The findings from the pilot will inform wider EV charging rollouts across New York City, helping to realise its goal of installing 10,000 curbside chargers by 2030, and electrifying 20% of municipal parking bays by 2025.
Publicly accessible EV charging infrastructure is, however, slowing New York’s EV transition, a city where about 50% of private cars are parked on the street. Prospective EV buyers report that convenient access to charging is a major barrier to purchasing EVs.
The Newlab pilot project will provide a testbed to solve this challenge by proving that accessible and reliable charging infrastructure can be deployed in some of New York’s most densely populated urban areas, where space is at a premium. It will also show that charging infrastructure can be adapted to local requirements like electrical standards and certifications.
UK: NEW CAR REGISTRATIONS FALL AS SUPPLY ISSUES CONTINUE TO BITE
UK new car registrations fall -9.0% to 112,162 units as supply chain shortage continues to frustrate order fulfilment.
Battery electric vehicles (BEV) buck trend, growing market share to 10.9%, but pace of growth slows.
Battery electric vehicle (BEV) uptake grew 9.9% to 12,243 units to achieve a 10.9% market share for the month. Although this is the weakest monthly uplift recorded by BEVs since the pandemic, overall growth in the year has reached 49.9% to deliver a 13.9% market share, illustrating the volatility in the supply chain.
TESLA SELLS 30,000 CHINA-MADE VEHICLES IN JULY, CPCA ESTIMATE SHOWS
Tesla China’s wholesale sales are expected to be 30,000 units in July, according to a report released today by the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA).
If the estimate is accurate, it would mean that China-made Tesla vehicle sales in July were down 9 percent from the 32,968 units sold in the same month last year and down 62 percent from the record 78,906 units sold in June.
Notably, this is not because Tesla China encountered new problems in July, but rather a brief shutdown of its factory in Shanghai to upgrade.
On June 22, Reuters cited an internal memo saying that Tesla planned to suspend most production at its Shanghai plant for the first two weeks of July in order to upgrade the facility.
Upgrades at the plant are expected to be completed around August 7, when production of the Model Y will increase to 14,000 units per week from about 11,000 before the Covid outbreak, and Model 3 production will increase to 7,700 units per week from 5,500 previously, the report said, citing people familiar with the matter.
TESLA REOPENS ORDERS FOR MODEL S & X IN EUROPE
Tesla has confirmed the relaunch of the Model S and Model X in Europe, which will initially be limited to the Plaid versions. Orders for the Plaid versions are being accepted now, with the first deliveries announced for November or December 202
The Model S Plaid, which was introduced during the ‘refresh’ of the two large model series in early 2021, is now expected to cost at least 137,990 euros in Europe. The Model X Plaid is listed in the Tesla configurator for at least 140,990 euros.
In the case of the Model X, it is worth mentioning that the German configurator currently only lists the version with six seats. As with the Model 3/Y, the prices for the two Autopilot options ‘Enhanced Autopilot’ and ‘Full Potential for Autonomous Driving’ cost 3,800 and 7,500 euros more respectively.
E.ON & ALPITRONIC TEAM UP FOR 2,000 MORE CHARGING STATIONS
E.ON is investing in thousands of new, ultra-fast charging stations across Europe in the coming years. To install 2,000 of these charging sites by the end of 2024, E.ON has joined forces with alpitronic, a leading charger station manufacturer. The two firms are advancing electric vehicle adoption and expanding charging infrastructure throughout Europe as part of a strategic collaboration.
E.ON says that the electric vehicle (EV) market is exploding. By 2030, it is expected that at least 15 million electric cars will be registered in Germany. The resulting increase in energy demand will necessitate the development and efficient management of charging infrastructure expansion. E.ON’s charging network and its corporate clients’ networks will both be able to accommodate the 2,000 new rapid-charging stations.
The new generation of alpitronic fast-charging columns with outputs between 150 and 300 kW will be used.
US-MADE 2023 VOLKSWAGEN ID.4 IS BETTER EQUIPPED, CHEAPER AT $37,495
Volkswagen of America has announced US pricing for the 2023 ID.4 electric SUV, which recently entered production at its plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
The 2023 VW ID.4 Standard, which is the name of the new entry-level model, has a starting MSRP of $37,495, excluding a $1,295 destination charge. That makes it $3,735 cheaper than the current entry-level model, the 2022 ID.4 Pro, which starts at $41,230. Customers eligible for the federal tax credit of up to $7,500 can lower the price to a very competitive $29,995 before the destination fee.
, the US-built ID.4 comes with a new 62-kWh battery pack for the 201-horsepower, rear-wheel-drive ID.4 Standard, which enables a manufacturer-estimated range of 208 miles (335 kilometers).
US-MADE EV STARTS AT $38,790 FOR 208-MILE VERSION
The lower starting price doesn’t make it one of the EV market’s price leaders, but with today’s higher prices, it’s competitive. And likely due to inflation, American assembly of the rest of the lineup hasn’t made it any cheaper; the top-trim ID.4 AWD Pro S Plus now tops $55,000.
With a starting price of $38,790, the new ID.4 Standard is one of the market’s lower-priced EVs
The ID.4 Standard comes with more equipment than the typical price leader. For 2023, VW has added more standard technology, including VW’s Intelligent Park Assist, a 45-watt USB-C charge port (good for laptops and tablets), and a 12-inch infotainment display. The set of included active safety features has been expanded with pedestrian and cyclist detection added to the automatic emergency braking, plus a “driver-initiated lane change functionality” as part of the adaptive cruise control plus active lane control system branded as Travel Assist. The lineup also gets new colors and trims, as well as a new center console, plus new wheels in all versions.
LDV ELECTRIC UTE GOES ON SALE IN NZ – IS AUSTRALIA NEXT?
Australians might finally be able to buy an electric ute after the eT60 went on sale in New Zealand from SAIC Motor subsidiary LDV, and the expectation is that Australia will be next.
LDV in New Zealand already have a handful of electric options available including two electric delivery vans and the new eT60 ute, whereas there are no current LDV electric offerings in Australia.
the recent launch of the eT60 in New Zealand might herald a launch across the Tasman later this year, or early next year.
The LDV eT60 would be the first electric ute to land in Australia – just as it has been in New Zealand. Boasting an 88.5kWh battery and a real-wheel-drive permanent magnet synchronous motor, the eT60 offers power of 130kW
- GOVERNOR BECOMES NATION’S FIRST TO TRAVEL PRIMARILY IN ALL-ELECTRIC VEHICLE
The governor of Vermont believes he’s the nation’s first governor to travel primarily in an all-electric vehicle.
Phil Scott, a Republican, said he hopes the move sends a message that the future of automobile transportation is electric — as a way to cut carbon and address climate change.
“I hope this sends the message that we walk the talk,” Gov. Scott said Wednesday, as he joined the Vermont State Police Executive Protection Unit in picking up a new Ford F-150 Lightning
The office of Gov. Scott said it believes Vermont is now the first state in the country whose governor travels primarily in an all-electric vehicle.
Vermont is spending millions on expanding its EV charging station network near parks, ski areas, along highways, and in other spots. Additionally, incentives are in place for consumer EV purchases, based on income levels.
ELECTRIC CARS CAN KEEP GOING FOR UP TO 19MILES AFTER READOUT HITS ZERO
a new study has revealed that an EV driven for so long that the battery charge is emptied and the dashboard display shows zero miles of range remaining can keep going for up to 19 miles before coming to a halt.What Car?, which conducted the research by testing 10 of the latest electric models, said manufacturers are deliberately programming range readouts to be conservative to give drivers ‘an emergency buffer’ before running out of battery entirely.
While traditional petrol and diesel cars can keep going for around 25 to 45 miles when the fuel light comes on, the big fear is that electric models will conk-out immedia tely when the range readout hits the dreaded 0 per cent.However, that’s simply not the case, as What Car?’s tests have found. Of the cars assessed, the £54,980 BMW i4 eDrive40 M Sport not only travelled the furthest distance on a charge but also had the biggest emergency buffer.
It can travel a total of 316 miles (29 miles short of the official 345-mile claim), and 19 of those miles were completed with the digital readout saying there was zero range remaining, the tests revealed.
How far electric models go when readout says zero range available BMW i4: 19 miles Kia Niro EV: 17 miles,Volvo XC40 Recharge: 17 milesVolkswagen ID.5: 15 miles, Kia EV6: 13 miles,MG ZS EV: 13 miles,Tesla Model 3: 13 miles,Tesla Model Y: 11 miles, Cupra Born: 10 miles BMW iX3: 5 miles
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