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July 15, 2021 26 min
Show #1145. ? If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. ? Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Friday 16th July. It’s? Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. ? Thank you to for helping make this show, they’ve built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It’s a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. ? ? Herbert Diess on Twitter: ".@VWGroup is ready: In 2030, the share of e-cars in our EU new car fleet will be around 60 percent. In Germany, it will probably be as high as 75 percent. By 2030, e-mobility will be dominant in all EU member states! #Fitfor55” ? Original Source : ? VOLKSWAGEN ID.8 LARGER ELECTRIC SUV ANNOUNCED ? - Volkswagen has made several big announcements about its future, its strategy and the vehicles it plans to launch. The biggest announcement has to be that the automaker is working on and planning to launch an even larger electric crossover called ID.8, which will be about the size of today’s Atlas model (sold in North America and China). It may also be a three-row vehicle. ? - We expect the ID.8 will also get the MEB platform that all other ID-badged models ride on. ? Original Source : ? HERE'S HOW FORD GOT F-150 LIGHTNING EV PRICING SO CLOSE TO THE GASOLINE TRUCK ? - The single most shocking thing about the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning when it was revealed was the price. A base Pro starts at just $39,974. The XLT starts at $52,974, and a fully-loaded Platinum at $90,474. What’s so surprising about those prices is how close Ford is flirting with gasoline-engine F-150 price equivalents — and that's before consumers take advantage of federal and state tax incentives. ? - The Chicago Auto Show was our first chance at seeing it up close and in-person. While oogling it around the stand, we caught up with Darren Palmer, general manager of Ford’s Battery Electric Vehicles division, to find out how Ford managed its pricing. The answer is largely a simple one — scale. ? - the top half of this truck has a scale of 4 million units. That seat, we buy 4 million of. We get the best price in the industry. The front trunk, apart from the unique components, the whole rest of the truck, we get 4 million units.” ? - “The frame at the bottom is all-new with all-new suspension, but it’s through the same supplier who makes our other frames,” Palmer says. “And they’ve got the facility, so we work with them to produce the all-new frame, but at a reasonable price point, given the fact they build a million frames for us.” ? - “The next-generation of SUVs coming, the larger trucks, and the SK Innovation batteries. So we get great scale, and we share the components and technology in them, which means we get great value in the electric system.” ? - He went on to assure us that Ford will indeed be making a profit on the Lightning. ? Original Source : ? HYUNDAI EV SALES SURGE IN JUNE 2021 THANKS TO IONIQ 5 ? - Hyundai reports a 4.9% decrease of its global car sales to 141,864 in June (on a manufacturer level), but the plug-in segment accelerated to new record levels. ? - The company sold 10,912 plug-ins (up 28% year-over-year), which translated to a new record share of 7.7%. More importantly, all-electric car sales went up 33% to almost 10,000. ? - So far this year, Hyundai reports sales of 43,829 plug-in car sales (up 12% year-over-year), which represents 5.2% of the total volume. ? Sales by powertrain type year-to-date: BEVs: 36,108 (up 3.7%) ? - The growth in the plug-in segment is directly related to the introduction of the Hyundai Ioniq 5. In June, Hyundai sold 8,122 Ioniq 5, which is 74% of all plug-ins. ? - Hyundai Ioniq 5 noted 3,667 units in its home market, while the remaining 4,455 were exported. ? Original Source : ? U.S. URGES 50,000 CHEVY BOLT OWNERS TO PARK OUTSIDE BECAUSE OF FIRE RISKS ? - U.S. auto safety regulators on Wednesday urged about 50,000 owners of General Motors electric Chevrolet Bolt vehicles that were recalled last year to park outside and away from homes and other structures after charging because of fire risks. ? - GM made the same recommendation and added owners should not leave vehicles charging overnight. The recommendation was prompted after the largest U.S. automaker said it was investigating reports of two recent fires in vehicles that were recalled in November for fire risks. ? - In April, GM also announced a software update and said dealers would use "diagnostic tools to identify potential battery anomalies and replace battery module assemblies as necessary." ? Original Source : ? MANY 600 MILE ELECTRIC CARS IN 2025 SAYS IDTECHEX ? - Here come 600-mile electric cars and they will grab market share even as city cars.? At last, you will be able to buy a car that lets you vacation in it wherever you wish. The detail is in the new IDTechEx report, "Routes to 1000 Mile (1600km) Battery Electric Cars 2021-2041". ? - Raghu Das, CEO of analysts IDTechEx says it is actually a swarm of advances."We find that better thermal management has a long way to go in improving range and we believe that just improving battery software will boost range by 10%. It is possible to go far beyond the simplification of the die castings coming in the Tesla cars replacing up to 360 parts. Quite separately, in-mold electronics will replace up to 100 parts at a time and in-wheel motors replace gearing, differential, and axles.” ? - 600-mile cars will be the antidote to range anxiety and more. For example, IDTechEx finds that it sharply increases resale value and useful life (less battery cycling and fast charging aging the battery). Selling electricity vehicle-to-grid is no longer a silly idea when you have some miles to spare. ? - Das concludes, "The UK is a small country yet Ford's 2021 Go Electric opinion survey showed that UK car buyers are still uncomfortable with the idea of swapping their fossil-fuelled vehicles for an EV. Most severely, from rural areas that was 82%, villages 76%, smaller towns 79%. Overall, a large proportion of drivers said they still think range is a big issue. Ford discovered that the average range that UK consumers think a battery-electric car can travel is 149 miles. ? Original Source : ? VOLKSWAGEN FIRST AUTOMAKER TO USE MAJORITY LNG CARRIERS FOR OVERSEAS TRANSPORT? ? - Volkswagen (VW) continue to pioneer international automotive transport by becoming the first automaker to transport the majority of its new vehicles overseas using low emission liquefied natural gas (LNG) ships. By 2023 the group is expecting to see four more LNG-powered ships with dual-fuel engines added to its current fleet of two LNG car carriers, which entered service in 2020. Six of the nine car carriers crossing the North Atlantic for VW are to be powered by LNG. ? - As one of the first car manufacturers to subscribe to the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement that aim to limited global warming to significantly less than two degrees by 2050, the use of LNG will enable VW to cut carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in its fleet by up to 25% (tank-to-wake). ? - Following the switching of all rail transport with Deutsche Bahn to green electricity, the Group has caused an 85% reduction in CO2 emissions through its two biofuel-powered car carriers that operate along coastal routes in Europe. ? - The new ships will also permit the use of non-fossil fuels in the future, thus reducing CO2 emissions even further ? - The ships are being built in China and have a capacity of around 7,000 car equivalent units ? - Retrofitting with battery cells will also be possible for two of the new ships, with all four LNG ships being equipped with shore power connections to ensure all local emissions in ports providing this facility can be eliminated. ? 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