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Renault 5 Spotted In France

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More Photo’s Of First EVpoint Tesla V4’s

– The message highlights the importance of providing more than just a store and coffee shop at EV charging sites, suggesting that future site developers should consider adding additional facilities to enhance the visitor experience.

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Tesla Expands V4 Charging Network Near M1

– Eight new Tesla V4 EVpoint-branded charging stations are being installed near the M1 at junction 39.

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Tesla V4 Superchargers In Oregon Highlighting Long Cables

– A Rivian vehicle was charging at a Tesla V4 Supercharger in Oregon, achieving a notable 217 kW power draw at a 44% state of charge, demonstrating the benefits of the longer cables.

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Luton Airport Parking Fire Reports Shows DIESEL At Fault

– The fire that consumed over 1,400 cars at Luton Airport has been determined to be accidental, according to a joint investigation by Bedfordshire’s fire and police services.

– An electrical fault or component failure in a moving diesel vehicle is identified as the most likely cause of the incident.

– At the peak of the emergency, over 100 firefighters were deployed to manage the fire, which resulted in aircraft being grounded until the next day.

– The initial fire spread from the fault in one vehicle to others nearby, despite attempts by the vehicle’s owner to extinguish the flames.

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Tesla Cybertruck Prepped for Wireless Charging

– Tesla Cybertruck’s battery pack includes connectors that prepare it for wireless inductive charging.

– Tesla aims to automate charging to complement self-driving capabilities, enabling vehicles to charge without manual intervention.

– Wireless charging technology has evolved, with some current methods achieving around 95% efficiency, comparable to traditional cable charging.

– Tesla’s head designer, Franz von Holzhausen, has confirmed the development of a Tesla wireless charging pad.

– The Cybertruck Owners’ Club spotted a service manual reference to “Inductive Charger headers” on the Cybertruck, indicating future wireless charging capabilities.

– The addition of a wireless charging pad to the Cybertruck could be a simple retrofit once Tesla launches the wireless charging station.

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Tesla Reduces EV Production in Shanghai

– Tesla has scaled back production at its Shanghai factory, attributed to a slowdown in the growth of new energy vehicle sales and increased competition.

– The adjustment involves reducing the work schedule for employees manufacturing the Model Y and Model 3 to five days a week from the previous 6.5 days.

– Despite the reduction in workdays, the factory’s two daily shifts continue to operate for 11.5 hours each.

– Certain sections of the Shanghai plant, including battery production lines, are experiencing extended downtimes.

– Tesla’s Shanghai facility boasts an annual production capacity exceeding 950,000 vehicles, making it the company’s largest manufacturing site as per their Q3 2023 financial report.

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EVE Energy Set to Build UK’s Largest Battery Gigafactory

– EVE Energy, a leading manufacturer of cylindrical car batteries, is in advanced talks to establish a 60-gigawatt-hour (GW/h) production facility near Coventry.

– The expansion is dependent on substantial financial incentives from the UK government, drawn from a £4.5 billion support fund aimed at vital manufacturing sectors, including automotive.

– Initially, a 20GW/h plant will be built at a cost of £1.2 billion, with plans to scale up to 60GW/h.

– The Times reports that EVE Energy has secured an agreement with an unnamed car manufacturer to supply batteries from the new gigafactory.

– Upon completion, EVE’s gigafactory will surpass Nissan’s Sunderland plant in size, making it the UK’s largest battery factory.

– The Tata Group previously committed £4 billion to create an EV battery gigafactory in Somerset, aiming to generate 4,000 jobs in the region.

– The West Midlands, known for its automotive industry presence with companies like Jaguar Land Rover, Aston Martin Lagonda, and BMW, also hosts the UK’s most extensive battery research facility, the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre.

local government but is still seeking a lead high-volume manufacturer after discussions with various Asian companies.

– EVE Energy, known for its partnership with Daimler Trucks in the US and a strategic alliance with Rimac in Croatia, is expanding its engineering presence in the UK. Rimac also serves as the battery technology lead for Volkswagen.

– StoreDot, another significant EVE client, is advancing towards the mass production of its XFC fast-charging battery technology. EVE Energy is a key partner of StoreDot and ranks among the top 10 EV battery suppliers globally, with extensive connections to major automotive manufacturers.

– EVE Energy recently announced its intention to license its technology to further partners and is set to showcase its fast-charging batteries in Polestar electric vehicles.

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Stellantis Reduces Workforce Amid EV Shift

– Stellantis is cutting around 400 white-collar jobs in the U.S., focusing on roles related to engineering, technology, and software at its Auburn Hills, Michigan headquarters.

– The layoffs are a strategic move to restructure resources in alignment with the company’s transition from internal combustion engines to electric vehicles (EVs).

– The company emphasizes the necessity of this decision to maintain competitiveness and invest adequately in their EV strategy.

– CEO Carlos Tavares highlighted the cost challenge, noting that EVs are 40% more expensive to produce than traditional gasoline vehicles, underscoring the need for efficiency improvements to make EVs accessible to the average consumer.

– Stellantis has announced the launch of 18 new electric vehicles globally within the year, including eight for the North American market, marking a 60% increase in their EV portfolio.

– Despite the workforce reduction, Stellantis reported a significant net profit of €7.7 billion ($8.3 billion) in the latter half of the previous year, though this was a decrease from €8.8 billion in the same timeframe the year before.

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Leapmotor’s European Venture with Stellantis in Poland

– Leapmotor, a Chinese EV manufacturer, will start building its vehicles in Europe at Stellantis’ facility in Tychy, Poland, marking Leapmotor’s inaugural production venture outside China.

– The production of Leapmotor’s T03 model, a compact electric vehicle, is set to commence before the end of June using the semi-knocked down method, allowing partial assembly kits to be fully assembled at the site.

– The Tychy plant was chosen for its ability to maintain low production costs, aiming to make the T03 accessible to a wide customer base.

– The T03, which boasts a range of 280 kilometers (174 miles), is currently being imported into European markets like France, with prices starting from approximately €20,000 ($21,642).

– Last year, Stellantis acquired a 21% share in Leapmotor for $1.6 billion, enhancing its position in the Chinese market, the largest globally in terms of car sales.

– A subsequent joint venture between Stellantis and Leapmotor grants Stellantis exclusive rights to manufacture, export, and sell Leapmotor’s products outside China, a pioneering move for a traditional Western car manufacturer.

– The Tychy plant is responsible for producing several Stellantis vehicles, including petrol and hybrid versions of the Fiat 500, Fiat 600, Jeep Avenger, and the upcoming Alfa Romeo Milano.

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Mercedes-Maybach EQS 680 SUV Pricing Announced

– The Mercedes-Maybach EQS 680 SUV is priced starting at €200,634 in Germany.

– This luxury model is an upgrade of the Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV, offering enhanced technology and Maybach exclusivity.

– It features a 107.8 kWh battery identical to the EQE model, supporting a WLTP range of up to 612 kilometers (380 miles).

– The Maybach version boosts output to 484 kW, compared to the EQS SUV 580 4MATIC’s 400 kW.

– Buyers paying nearly €50,000 extra receive additional benefits including an 84 kW power increase, standard inclusion of a 22 kW AC charger, luxury “Executive” rear seats with added comfort features, and the “First-Class Rear” luxury package.

– The “Night Series” edition costs an additional €29,750, available only with the “First-Class Rear” option priced at €17,017, escalating the total to €247,401 before any customizations.

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Chevy Compensates Blazer EV Buyers After Launch Issues

– Chevy’s launch of the Blazer EV was marred by significant software issues, leading to a stop-sale order.

– Following the resolution of these issues, Chevy reduced the price of the Blazer EV, with reductions up to $6,520 on certain models.

– Early Blazer EV purchasers before March 7, 2024, are being offered reimbursements to match the new lower prices.

– The reimbursement amount varies, with the Blazer RS AWD receiving $5,620 back from an original price of $60,215, now reduced to $54,595.

– The base Blazer LT AWD buyers could get $6,520 back, with its price dropping from $56,715 to $50,195.

– This move aims to address the overpayment by early adopters, who faced software issues shortly after purchase, contrasting with Tesla’s practice of not offering similar reimbursements after price drops.

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BMW Hits 2 Million Electrified Vehicle Sales

– BMW celebrates the sale of its two millionth electrified vehicle, including both electric and plug-in hybrid models, ranging from the X1 xDrive25e and iX1 to the M760e and i7.

– Company CEO Oliver Zipse announced the landmark achievement, highlighting the significant growth in electric vehicle (EV) sales.

– In 2023, BMW Group saw a 74.1% increase in EV deliveries compared to the previous year, totaling 375,716 units. The proportion of EVs in BMW’s total sales climbed from 9% in 2022 to 14.7%.

– BMW aims to sell 10 million EVs by 2030, a tenfold increase from its current total, focusing on the Neue Klasse platform expected to feature six EV-only models by 2028.

– The company plans to commence the production of at least six electric models in Spartanburg by 2030, as part of its strategy to increase its EV offerings.

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Mini Aceman: A New EV Enters the Scene

– The Mini Aceman is positioned as a successor to the Mini Clubman, featuring a four-door layout smaller than the Countryman.

– In terms of size, the Aceman varies slightly between the base and S trims, measuring between 160.5 to 161.2 inches (407.7 to 409.4 cm) in length, 69.1 inches (175.5 cm) in width, and 59.6 inches (151.4 cm) in height, with a wheelbase of 102.6 inches (260.6 cm). This compares to the previous Clubman’s dimensions of 168.5 inches (428 cm) in length, 70.9 inches (180.1 cm) in width, and 56.7 inches (144 cm) in height, on a 105.1-inch (267 cm) wheelbase.

– Exclusively electric in China, the Aceman will not offer the hybrid or diesel options available in other Mini models. Its international versions will be manufactured in the UK, though it’s not specified if they will also be electric-only.

– The Aceman will feature two electric powertrain options: a base model with a 40.7-kWh battery providing 181 horsepower and 213 pound-feet of torque, and an Aceman S version with a 54.2-kWh battery delivering 214 horsepower and 243 lb-ft of torque.

– Performance estimates under China’s CLTC testing protocol suggest a range of 300 kilometers (186 miles) for the base Aceman and 400 km (249 miles) for the Aceman S.

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JFK to Host New York City’s Biggest Public EV Charging Hub

– New York City plans to establish its largest public EV charging station near JFK Airport.

– Urban sustainability developer Wildflower has been selected by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) for the project.

– Located on a 2.3-acre site between Nassau Expressway and Rockaway Boulevard, the facility will initially offer 65 charging points, including 12 DC fast chargers, accessible around the clock.

– The construction of the charging station is slated for completion by 2025.

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Renault Introduces Remanufactured EV Components for Cost Savings

– Renault’s The Future is Neutral subsidiary has begun remanufacturing key electric drivetrain components: electric motors, power electronics, and batteries.

– Customers can opt for remanufactured parts that are up to 30% less expensive than brand-new original parts.

– Available remanufactured components include electric motors for the Zoe, Twingo E-Tech, Kangoo E-Tech, and Master E-Tech; power electronics for the Zoe and Kangoo E-Tech; and second-life batteries for the Zoe, Twingo E-Tech, and Megane E-Tech.

– The remanufacturing facility in Flins, France, is set to achieve a production capacity of over 3,000 reconditioned components annually starting this year.

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Australia Welcomes Its Northernmost Tesla Supercharger

– Tesla inaugurated its northernmost Supercharger location in Bowen, northern Queensland, enhancing the EV charging network in Australia.

– Located at the intersection of Soldiers Rd and Bowen Connection Road, the site features a 6-stall V3 Supercharger.

– Each charging stall at this site is capable of delivering up to 250 kW charging speeds, with one stall specifically designed to accommodate vehicles with trailers.

– The project received co-funding from the Queensland Government, underscoring a collaborative effort to expand EV infrastructure.

– Uniquely, this charging station is accessible to non-Tesla electric vehicles, who can use the Tesla app to charge at a rate of $0.85 AUD per kWh.

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FreeWire’s Innovative Accelerate Program for EV Charging

– FreeWire Technologies introduces the Accelerate Program, enabling businesses to host ultrafast EV chargers without any initial investment.

– The program includes FreeWire managing the EV charging equipment, from site design and installation to operational management.

– Participants in the Accelerate Program will share in the revenue generated by the EV charging stations, ensuring a beneficial partnership.

– After five years, businesses have the option to take ownership of the charging assets, transitioning from sharing revenue to full revenue control.

– FreeWire also offers an Ownership Program for businesses preferring to immediately buy and own the EV charging equipment, thus keeping all generated revenue.

– Various financing solutions are available through FreeWire’s partners, aimed at reducing upfront costs and facilitating the deployment of EV charging infrastructure.

– Interested businesses are encouraged to explore financial plans that best meet their needs.

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