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Show #564

 

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Wednesday 28th August 2019. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story to save you time.

 

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TESLA STARTS SELLING ITS OWN CAR INSURANCE IN CALIFORNIA

"Tesla on Wednesday announced that it is now offering Tesla Insurance to customers in California. The company said its offering may be as much as 30% less than other insurance plans, although it did not provide specific costs." reports CNBC: "Tesla Insurance is only available in California to start, but the company said it will “expand to additional U.S. states in the future.” Tesla customers in California can get a quote in as little as a minute, and those who have already ordered cars can request a quote with their vehicle identification number. Tesla Insurance can be canceled at any time, Tesla said."

 

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/28/tesla-starts-selling-its-own-car-insurance-in-california.html

 

FEDS TESTING CAMERAS TO REPLACE SIDEVIEW MIRROR

"The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration takes a step into the motoring future by announcing a test of how side-mounted cameras could replace conventional mirrors. The agency specifically wants to know how the tech affects driving behavior and lane changes, according to Reuters." picked up by Chris Bruce for Motor1.com: "Sideview camera systems are already available on a few models in Europe in Japan, but regulations currently keep the tech off of American roads. NHTSA doesn't yet offer a time frame for when the agency could modify the rules to allow them in the U.S. The Honda E will come standard with side-mounted cameras upon its arrival in Europe in 2020.Audi embraces the tech on its E-Tron electric crossover. European models are available with optional side-view cameras. Like the competing systems, drivers can select the view that they prefer from them."

 

https://www.motor1.com/news/367566/side-camera-nhtsa-testing/

 

AUDI E-TRON 50 IN NORWAY PRICED 25% LOWER THAN E-TRON 55

"Audi announced in Norway prices of the e-tron 50, a slimmed-down version of the e-tron 55 with only a 71 kWh battery instead of 95 kWh. As it turns out, the Launch Edition at 499,000 NOK (€49,940/$55,432) is about 25% cheaper than the e-tron 55 (662,900 NOK) which is about exactly the same as the difference in battery capacity (24 kWH or 25%) and range (300 km or 408 km WLTP)." reports Mark Kane for InsideEVs: "Interesting finding from Teslarati is also that the e-tron 50 is now comparably priced to the Tesla Model 3 Performance (499,900 NOK), which however can go up to 530 km (329 miles) under WLTP test cycle. In U.S. Audi e-tron 55 starts at $74,800 (before destination charge and federal tax credit deduction), which means that the e-tron 50 might start at $56,100 with over 150 miles of EPA range (if it will be offered)"

 

https://insideevs.com/news/367683/audi-e-tron-50-priced-25-lower-e-tron-55/

 

RENAULT’S SECRET CALENDAR REVEALS TWO NEW BEVS

"In the newest Renault’s secret calendar, we can see the already announced arrival of the Renault ZOE 2 scheduled for September, but also two new BEVs (Battery Electric Vehicles) for the coming years. The first comes in 2021 and it’s a compact SUV." Pedro at Push EVs says: "I imagine it as an electric version of the Renault CAPTUR II, aiming to become an alternative to the Hyundai Kona Electric, Kia e-Soul and DS 3 CROSSBACK E-Tense. The upcoming BEVs from Renault will be built on the new CMF-EV platform shared with other Alliance’s partners, such as Nissan and Mitsubishi. Meaning that we’ll see similar electric cars from other Alliance’s members. For example, Nissan is considering to have an electric version of the upcoming Nissan Juke 2."

 

https://pushevs.com/2019/08/28/renaults-secret-calendar-reveals-two-new-bevs/

 

CHEVY CORVETTE C8 HYBRID POSSIBLY SPIED FOR THE FIRST TIME

"Rumors of a Chevy Corvette C8 hybrid have been swirling for months, long before the mid-engine offering debuted last month. A day after the reveal, a member of the Corvette team only stoked the fires of speculation about a hybrid model. Now, a new video from the TFLnow YouTube channel shows two Chevy Corvette C8 prototypes with orange electrical cords sticking out from the front trunk. They’re not subtle at all, the orange cords all but calling attention to themselves against the black and white camouflage." says Motor1.com: "The video comes as Car and Driver published a report about future Corvette models, including the long-rumored hybrid offering. According to the publication, Chevy will put a powerful electric motor where the front trunk is located."

 

https://www.motor1.com/news/367673/c8-corvette-hybrid-spied-video/

 

SEAT ANNOUNCES PLUG-IN HYBRID VERSION OF TARRACO LARGE SUV

"SEAT announced a world premiere of a plug-in hybrid version of its largest SUV - Tarraco and a new sporty FR trim at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show. The Tarraco FR PHEV, just like the CUPRA Formentor, will be equipped with a 13 kWh battery, which is promised to translate into more than 50 km (31 miles) of all-electric range." according to InsideEVs: "Also, the front-wheel-drive powertrain with a 1.4-liter gasoline engine and 85 kW electric motor is the same. According to provisional specs, the Tarraco FR PHEV will accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.4 seconds.The production will take place at the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg, Germany. SEAT intends to start taking orders for the Tarraco FR PHEV in 2020."

 

https://insideevs.com/news/367515/seat-tarraco-fr-phev-large-suv/

 

NEW IONIQ ELECTRIC GETS MORE RANGE

As of its launch in 2016, IONIQ was the world’s first car planned from the start to offer three electrified powertrains – hybrid, plug-in hybrid and full electric. The IONIQ is now already upgrading its offer, with added technological features and a refreshed look. Drivers of the new IONIQ Electric can also enjoy 36% added energy capacity and real-world 311-km range of thanks to an upgraded 38.3-kWh battery. Its e-motor delivers a maximum power of 136 PS and 295 Nm of torque and is fitted standard with a 7.2-kW on-board charger - an upgrade from current 6.6-kW – for Type 2 AC charging. Using a 100-kW fast-charging station, the battery can reach 80% charge in as little as 54 minutes."

 

https://www.hyundai.news/uk/press-kits/new-ioniq-electric-gets-important-enhancements/

 

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Asking current EV drivers, how often do you charge and why?

 

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