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Show #565

 

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Thursday 29th August 2019. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story to save you time.

 

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PORSCHE REVEALS 99X ELECTRIC 2019/20 FE CAR

"Porsche has unveiled the 99X Electric ABB FIA Formula E car for its maiden season in the championship. The car was revealed by Porsche’s 2019/20 FE drivers Neel Jani and Andre Lotterer at the end of an interactive launch event hosted on livestream gaming platform Twitch that took place over four hours at the Porsche Digital GmbH premises in Ludwigsburg." reports Motorsport.com: "The 99X Electric features Porsche’s traditional motorsport colours of white, black and red. It is named in Porsche’s usual fashion – with the three digits representing Porsche’s racing cars and two-door road machines. Porsche has been gearing up for its FE debut – its first major international competition entry since it left the LMP1 class of the WEC at the end of 2017 – by working through its allotted 15 days of private FE manufacturer-allocated testing."

 

https://www.motorsport.com/formula-e/news/porsche-reveals-99x-electric-car/4522789/

 

CHEVROLET BOLT EV TAX CREDIT TO BE FURTHER REDUCED IN OCTOBER

"The federal electric vehicle tax incentive on the Chevrolet Bolt EV will be reduced from $3,750 to just $1,875 as of October 1st, 2019." says GMAuthority.com: "Late last year, General Motors announced that it had sold 200,000 vehicles eligible for the federal tax incentive program. Once a manufacturer reaches this milestone, customers no longer qualify for the full $7,500 federal tax credit, with the incentive reducing by 50 percent six months later and then down to 25 percent another six months after that. Not only will acting now allow you to capitalize on the higher $3,750 incentive instead of the smaller $1,875 one, there are also some steep discounts being offered on 2019 model year versions of the vehicle. Autoblog reports that Chevrolet Bolt EV buyers are seeing steep discounts of up to $9,000 this month, representing nearly a quarter of the car’s original MSRP. For 2020, the hatchback gets an EPA-certified driving range of 259 miles combined, representing an increase of 21 miles over the 2019 model year. That means the base Bolt EV has superior range to the base Tesla Model 3 and also matches the range of the well-received Hyundai Kona EV."

 

http://gmauthority.com/blog/2019/08/chevrolet-bolt-ev-tax-credit-to-be-further-reduced-in-october/

 

TESLA JUICES EUROPEAN SUPERCHARGERS TO 150 KILOWATTS

"European Tesla owners will spend a little less time at Supercharger stations the next time they top off the battery. After a Twitter user noted the charge rate, Tesla confirmed the upgrade with a retweet." reports Roadshow by CNET: "Most of the chargers across the Old Continent are now operating at 150 kW with a few in the United Kingdom at 130 kW. Here in the US, the V2-generation chargers operate at 120 kW. Tesla previously said this past March it would unlock 145 kW from US-based Superchargers in the weeks to come. It's unclear how many of the stations are running the boosted power, if any. The fact Europe's power boost is online may be a sign Tesla is readying the upgrade for the US, but we're also awaiting Tesla's V3 Supercharger stations. The next-generation chargers promise charging rates of 250 kW per car -- no need to split power with a car in the adjacent stall."

 

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/tesla-supercharger-europe-charging-time/

 

PRICES TO DROP ON THE VW E-GOLF

"VW has lowered the price of the e-Golf  in Germany. As electrive was able to find out, Volkswagen will be successively lowering the price of the e-Golf in other European countries as well, with the exact amount always depending on the respective market." says electrive: "In Germany, the electric city car now costs only 31,900 euros instead of 35,900 euros according to the configurator. The base price in Germany will thus fall by 4,000 euros."

 

https://www.electrive.com/2019/08/29/prices-to-drop-on-the-vw-e-golf/

 

TESLA SHOWCASES FIRST MODEL 3 MADE IN CHINA

"As rumored yesterday, Tesla really presented at the 2019 World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai the first Model 3 produced at the Gigafactory 3. The Model 3 was accompanied at the stand by a Supercharging stall and Powerwall energy storage product." says InsideEVS.

 

https://insideevs.com/news/367744/tesla-shows-first-model-3-made-china/

 

Tweets from @JayInShanghai

 

Tesla's Booth at World Artificial Intelligence Conference (Shanghai, China). Showcasing Made in China @Tesla Model 3 and Supercharger Stall.

 

Camouflage Model 3 parked outside Tesla Service Centre in Baoshan, Shanghai. Any idea why they put camouflage wrap on?

 

Biggest news from Tesla China 🇨🇳, all vehicle received a sale tax exemption. Here is a video posted online by Tesla Sales in China.

 

WORLD’S LARGEST ALL-ELECTRIC FERRY ENTERS REVENUE SERVICE IN DENMARK

"Ellen, the most powerful all-electric ferry in the world, has completed sea trials, survived shakedown cruises, celebrated its maiden voyage, and has now entered revenue service on the 22-mile route between the cities of Søby and Fynshav, on the islands of Ærø and Als in southern Denmark." writes CleanTechnica: "That voyage is seven times longer than any other e-ferry route, according to Electric & Hybrid Marine. The Ellen can carry 200 passengers as well as 30 cars or 5 trucks.There are no backup diesel or gasoline engines on board the Ellen. Instead, there is an enormous 4.3 MWh battery supplied by Leclanché powering two 750 kW electric main propulsion motors and two 250 kW auxiliary motors for maneuvering. The battery system uses high energy G-NMC lithium-ion cells with safety features such as a bi-cellular laminated design and ceramic separators."

 

https://cleantechnica.com/2019/08/29/worlds-largest-all-electric-ferry-enters-revenue-service-in-denmark/

 

VATTENFALL AND NEWMOTION SIGN ROAMING AGREEMENT

Vattenfall, the Swedish energy group, and NewMotion, the European smart charging solutions provider, have taken a major step towards offering a hassle-free charging experience for UK drivers after signing a new roaming agreement.

 

The agreement is due to start in September and will improve electric vehicle drivers’ UK EV charging options by offering access to over 400 public charging points operated around the UK via a single app or charge card. Both companies are looking into the possibility to expand the partnership further.

 

BYD CLOSE TO BATTERY SUPPLY DEAL WITH AUDI

"Volkswagen AG’s Audi luxury-car brand is in talks to add China’s BYD Co. as a supplier of batteries used in its premium electric vehicles, according to people familiar with the matter." according to Bloomberg today: "Negotiations with Warren Buffett-backed BYD, China’s top electric-car manufacturer and No. 2 auto-battery supplier, are at an advanced stage, the people said, asking not to be identified because the talks are private. BYD is also in discussions with other automakers about battery-supply deals, one of the people said. There’s no guarantee that an agreement with Audi will be reached, the people said."

 

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-08-29/buffett-backed-byd-close-to-battery-supply-deal-with-vw-s-audi

 

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

The MYEV.com Question Of The Week.

 

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

 

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