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TESLA SET TO HAVE MORE RECORD DELIVERIES THIS QUARTER
Tesla is expected to report record delivery numbers for the latest quarter, with analysts predicting sales of around 448,350 cars, up 6% from the previous quarter. Despite facing competition in its key markets, Tesla maintains its position as the leading electric-vehicle (EV) manufacturer globally. The company has slashed prices across its model lineup to defend its market position. Some analysts remain cautious about the company’s future performance due to concerns about deliveries and potential price cuts.
This would continue Tesla’s streak of three consecutive record quarters. However, predicting Tesla’s profitability is now more challenging due to price cuts.
Tesla’s production and delivery results are anticipated to be released soon.
TESLA ELECTRIC CAR CHARGING HYPE QUESTIONED BY LUCID CEO
Lucid CEO Peter Rawlinson questions the hype surrounding Tesla’s charging standard, stating that it’s like comparing a screw cap to a cork on a bottle rather than the quality of the wine. While he acknowledges the reliability of Tesla’s Supercharger network, he criticizes manufacturers that have adopted Tesla’s charging bandwagon before the connector has been standardized. Rawlinson also expresses concerns about the openness and ownership of the charging data, emphasizing the need for an open-sourced standard. He believes that government funding for charging infrastructure should prioritize slower overnight charging to evenly distribute power consumption and benefit the environment.
GM CEO MARY BARRA SHARES DETAILS ABOUT TESLA NACS DEAL
GM CEO Mary Barra has revealed details about the deal between General Motors and Tesla regarding the adoption of the NACS standard for charging. Several major carmakers, including Ford, Volvo, and Rivian, have already pledged support for NACS. The companies involved will have access to Tesla’s Superchargers starting early next year and will standardize the NACS socket on their electric vehicles from 2025. The deal also includes GM customers being charged the same rates as Tesla owners. GM estimates that this deal saved them $400 million.
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NEW 2024 XPENG G6 LAUNCHES WITH 360-MILE RANGE FOR £22,900
The 2024 Xpeng G6 has been launched in China, with plans for sales in selected European countries next year. The electric-powered car is priced from £22,900 for the base model and £30,200 for the more powerful dual-motor version. The G6 is expected to rival the Tesla Model Y in China. Xpeng claims to have already received 35,000 orders for the G6. It is the first Xpeng model based on the new 800-volt SEPA 2.0 platform and offers a range of up to 755 kilometers and a 10-minute charging speed for 300 kilometers of range, and it features the latest version of the company’s intelligent assisted driving system.
FIRST MACHINES ARRIVE AT GERMAN VW BATTERY FACTORY
Volkswagen’s battery cell factory in Salzgitter, Germany, is progressing with the installation of machinery and equipment. This puts the construction on track for series production by 2025. The factory is one of three battery factories Volkswagen plans to build, with the others located in Valencia, Spain, and St. Thomas in Ontario, Canada. The total capacity of the three factories will be 200-gigawatt hours per year, producing batteries for future VW electric vehicles. Volkswagen’s dedicated battery subsidiary, PowerCo, is managing all three factories and is hiring and training a skilled workforce for battery production.
RIVIAN STARTS DEPLOYING ITS ELECTRIC VAN AS MOBILE SERVICE VEHICLE
Rivian is deploying its Electric Delivery Vehicle (EDV) as mobile service vehicles for its consumer and commercial vehicle fleet. With a cargo capacity of 500 cubic feet, the Rivian Service Van is better suited for heavier and bulkier hardware and can be customized for different mobile service needs. The vans are equipped with tools and parts to complete 80% of all labor codes and have a dedicated 240v outlet for vehicle-to-vehicle charging. Rivian expects to have over 200 vans in its mobile service fleet by the end of the year. These vans are critical to Rivian’s service network as they provide maintenance, repair, and charging capabilities.
ZEEKR AIMS AT AUDI, BMW, MERCEDES BUYERS IN GERMANY
Geely’s new electric vehicle brand, Zeekr, is targeting diesel car owners who are looking to switch to electric vehicles. The Zeekr 001 midsize shooting brake, which recently became available for order in the Netherlands with a starting price of 59,490 euros, is aimed at this specific market. This move reflects the increasing demand for electric vehicles and highlights Geely’s strategy to capture a broader audience by offering appealing options for those transitioning from traditional diesel cars to electric mobility.
SAIC’S MG MOTOR BRAND LAUNCHES NEW ELECTRIC VEHICLE LEASING OFFER … – REUTERS.COM
MG Motor, a brand owned by Chinese company SAIC Motor, has launched a new leasing offer for its MG4 electric car in France. The offer allows drivers to lease the car for 99 euros per month and is available from July 1 to August 31. The offer is part of a “social leasing” scheme that aims to make electric vehicles more affordable. The MG4 is one of the top-selling electric vehicles in France, according to the French electric mobility association Avere-France.
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WITH HIS SIGHTS ON TRUMP, DESANTIS WASTES TAX DOLLARS WITH ELECTRIC-CAR VETO | OPINION – MIAMI HERALD
Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida vetoed a bill that would have modernized how the state purchases vehicles and created incentives for the purchase of electric cars. The bill had bipartisan support and could have saved Florida up to $277 million over 15 years. While DeSantis did not provide a reason for his veto, it is speculated that his decision was influenced by his presidential ambitions and the desire to align himself with the views of Donald Trump, who has criticized the promotion of electric cars.
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COSTS FOR CALIFORNIA TO UPGRADE GRID FOR EVS COULD BE FAR LOWER THAN PREVIOUS ESTIMATES
The California Public Utilities Commission’s preliminary research suggests that upgrading the grid to accommodate electric vehicles (EVs) across the territories of the state’s three investor-owned utilities could cost between $15 billion and $20 billion by 2035. This estimate is significantly lower than the $50 billion projected by a previous study conducted by analytics firm Kevala. The Public Advocates Office’s study used a different model and predicted a more even distribution of EV charging throughout the day, compared to Kevala’s assumption of peak charging at 9 pm. The Public Advocates Office plans to complete its study by August and hopes that the information provided will help policymakers develop strategies for mitigating the costs of grid upgrades.
ALLEGO LOWERS DC CHARGING PRICES
Allego, an electric vehicle charging company, is set to introduce reduced rates for direct payments at its fast chargers in six European countries starting from July 1st. The new pricing structure will apply to both DC charging up to 50 kW and over 50 kW. In Germany, the new rate will be 73 cents per kilowatt hour, while Belgium and the Netherlands will have rates of 73 cents and 79 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. The price reduction is attributed to lower costs in electricity purchasing.
– Original Source: https://www.electrive.com/2023/06/30/allego-lowers-dc-charging-prices/
NIO PUTS 29 SWAP STATIONS INTO OPERATION, MOST EVER IN SINGLE DAY
Nio, the electric vehicle (EV) maker, has set a new record by putting 29 battery swap stations into operation in China in a single day. This brings the total number of swap stations to 1,543, with 423 of them located along highways. Nio aims to add 1,000 swap stations this year, and this increase marks significant progress towards that goal. The company also plans to expand its battery swap network in overseas markets, including Germany. Additionally, Nio has added 18 supercharging stations and four new destination charging stations in China.
– Original Source: https://cnevpost.com/2023/06/30/nio-puts-29-swap-stations-into-operation/
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AUDI CINCINNATI EAST
VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST
NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII
DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL
OCTOPUS ELECTROVERSE – GLOBAL PUBLIC CHARGING MADE SIMPLE WITH ONE APP AND ONE MAP.
LEASEPLAN ELECTRIC MOMENTS – PROVIDING ALL THE TOOLS AND GUIDANCE EV DRIVERS NEED
DAVID AND LISA ALLEN
JUKKA KUKKONEN FROM WWW.SHIFT2ELECTRIC.COM
BATTERY REPORTS FOR EVS AT RECURRENTAUTO.COM
ALEXANDER FRANK @ https://www.youtube.com/c/alexsuniverse42
ANDY NANCARROW AND LILIAN KASS
COLIN HENNESSY AND CAMBSEV
IAN (WATTIE) WATKINS
JAN FROM EMOBILITYNORWAY
JOHN VAN DEVOORT
JON AKA BEARDY MCBEARDFACE FROM KENT EVS
LAURENCE D ALLEN
NEIL E ROBERTS FROM SUSSEX EVS
PETER & DEE ROBERTS
REALTORS CHOICE PHOTOGRAPHY
ROB FROM THE RSTHINKS EV CHANNEL ON YOUTUBE
THE PLUGSEEKER’S EV YOUTUBE CHANNEL
THOMAS J. THIAS