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Release Date: 03/23/2020

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New 32GWh Gigafactory Will Build Sustainable Batteries In Norway | Mercedes-Benz Shows Its Battery Pack Plant In Kamenz | Tesla CEO Elon Musk Gets $780 Million Payday | Tesla Is Speeding Up Production And Installations Of Supercharger V3 | Ul Certifies Lumen Group’s Wireless Charging System | Huber+Suhner Launches The Radox HPC500 Charging System | E5 Consortium To Develop Zero-Emission Vessel | Blueindy Electric Cars Will Be Repurposed — Or Crushed

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 27 May 2020 | Tesla Cuts Prices in North America and China   show art 27 May 2020 | Tesla Cuts Prices in North America and China

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Tesla Cuts Prices in North America and China | All-electric Volvo XC40 Recharge now available for UK customers to order | Toyota Reveals PROACE Electric | BMW X2 xDrive25e SAC PHEV to be launched July 2020 | Hyundai Motor Group to get electric vehicle batteries from LG Chem | Audi e-tron Is The New King Of Norway

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Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Saturday 21st March 2020. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story to save you time.

 

PANASONIC TO SUSPEND BATTERY PRODUCTION AT TESLA GIGAFACTORY

"Panasonic announced that it will scale down operations and temporarily suspend lithium-ion battery cell production at the Tesla Gigafactory in Nevada (for 14 days) due to the coronavirus outbreak." reports InsideEVs: "The news follows Tesla's announcement about closing the Fremont factory and New York factory on March 24, but is quite surprising, as Tesla did not give any sign - on March 19th - that the Gigafactory will also be closed. At the moment there is also no official comment from Tesla."

 

Here is the statement: Panasonic is committed to safeguarding the health and well-being of every employee. The Panasonic factory in Sparks, Nevada will begin ramping down operations early next week and will then close for 14 days. Employees impacted by the closure will receive full pay and benefits for the 14-day period. In the meantime, Panasonic has enacted several measures to enhance the cleanliness of the facility, encourage social distancing, and enable simple, safe and effective behaviors. During the 14-day period, the facility will undergo intensive cleaning."

 

https://insideevs.com/news/405426/panasonic-stop-battery-production-tesla-gigafactory/

 

https://techcrunch.com/2020/03/20/tesla-partner-panasonic-is-shutting-down-its-operations-at-nevada-gigafactory/

 

ŠKODA AUTO has closed Czech plants due to coronavirus pandemic for initial period of minimal two weeks

 

Bentley Motors will suspend production from today at its Crewe, UK, factory headquarters for four weeks.

 

Volvo cars to temporarily close plants in U.S. and Sweden due to coronavirus. Volvo's Swedish factories in Torslanda, Skovde, Olofstrom, and its U.S. plant in South Carolina will close between March 26 and April 14, the company said. Its plant in Ghent, Belgium has already been temporarily shut down.

 

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Update: To keep our teams safe and slow the spread of COVID-19, we have shut down all Rivian facilities. We are committed to everyone on our team. Both our salaried and hourly workforce will continue to be paid during this shutdown. Stay safe everyone.

 

FORD TAKES GO ELECTRIC CAMPAIGN ON THE ROAD IN UK

"It has become fashionable to lambaste legacy automakers for being quick to promise electrification of their product lineups but slow to actually do so. But some are actually starting to put their money where their mouth is." reports Steve Hanley at CleanTechnica: "In the UK, Ford has created a Go Electric campaign that will tour the country, bringing the word about electric cars to every city and village in the country between now and the end of the year before moving on to several European countries. Ford calls it “a unique, immersive, and interactive experience designed to help consumers make an informed choice on electrified vehicles. Hands-on, engaging activities will help de-mystify electrification and inspire confidence in consumers who often remain confused about the different types of electrified powertrains available and their benefits.”

 

https://cleantechnica.com/2020/03/22/ford-takes-go-electric-campaign-on-the-road-in-uk/

 

HERE’S HOW 20 POPULAR EVS FARED IN COLD-WEATHER TESTING

"Electric vehicles are known to suffer diminished performance in cold weather, but some do a better job than others hanging onto their range capacity while cabin heaters and frigid outdoor temperatures sap power from their batteries. Recently, the Norwegian Automobile Federation put the 20 of the best-selling battery-electric vehicles in the country to the test, to see not only how winter weather affected their range but also their charging times." says Autoblog: "On average, electric vehicles lost 18.5% of their official driving range as determined by the European WLTP cycle. Electric vehicles also charge more slowly in cold temperatures.  Hyundai Kona, which lost only 9% of its official range, which the WTLP rated at 449 kilometers, or 279 miles, compared to its EPA-rated range of 258 miles on a full charge. It delivered 405 km, just enough to nudge it ahead of the Tesla Model 3, which returned 404 km."

 

https://www.autoblog.com/2020/03/21/electric-cars-cold-weather-testing/

 

MERCEDES-BENZ TO LAUNCH 10 EVS IN INDIA IN THE NEXT TWO YEARS

"The largest luxury carmaker in India, Mercedes-Benz, which will start selling its first electric vehicle in the country in April, plans to launch 10 more electric products in the next two years, says MD and CEO Martin Schwenk." says Fortune India: "The Indian customer is different in many aspects. The Indian economy is still very much an investing economy. Indians push for more. With that restlessness, there is also a brand of customers that want to go electric and want more."

 

https://www.fortuneindia.com/enterprise/mercedes-benz-to-launch-10-evs-in-india-in-the-next-two-years-ceo/104281        

 

TESLA’S “TOUCHLESS” DELIVERIES WILL HELP GET MODEL Y OUT TO CUSTOMERS

"Through the Tesla App, buyers will be able to unlock their vehicle as delivered and do a quick inspection. Then they simply sign any relevant paperwork placed in the car—with their own pen, to stay safe, we presume—and then leave the paperwork in a dropbox." writes Green Car Reports: "If the production ramp of the Model 3 was any indication, and if Tesla follows past patterns of delivering a concentration of vehicles right before the end of each quarter (late this month), it will need a method of delivering thousands of vehicles in the coming weeks and months that will keep customers comfortable in light of health concerns. "

 

TESLA MAKES THOUSANDS OF ELECTRIC CARS AVAILABLE IN INVENTORY

"With only just over a week left in the quarter, we now see thousands of inventory vehicles across North American markets. In the LA area alone, Tesla has over 150 Model 3 vehicles in inventory for sale" analyses Fred at Electrek: "We can find similar amounts of inventory Tesla vehicles in dozens of other markets in the US. Normally, Tesla would be able to sell most of those utilizing its marketing tools and foot traffic in its stores in malls, but most of those have closed this week. With new vehicles coming to inventory next month, it might be a while before Tesla goes back to its usual low inventory business model."

 

https://electrek.co/2020/03/20/tesl-electric-cars-available-inventory/

 

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