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Release Date: 03/26/2020

02 June 2020 | First Alfa Romeo Electric SUV show art 02 June 2020 | First Alfa Romeo Electric SUV

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Porsche Chairman is 'optimistic' about post-COVID-19 Taycan sales | First Alfa Romeo Electric SUV Details Emerge | The electric bikes that could genuinely replace your car | BYD Enters EV Passenger Car Market In Colombia | Tesla starts digging at Giga-Berlin | Falling costs bring autos, power ‘on the verge’ of the battery age | Suncor CEO says electric vehicles could disrupt oil demand as significantly as coronavirus | French Electric Vehicle Market Share At 7.5% In May, 9.2% Year To Date

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01 June 2020 | Rivian’s own Supercharger-style network show art 01 June 2020 | Rivian’s own Supercharger-style network

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100kW Charging Speed For Peugeot e-208 Confirmed In Tests | Electric vehicle sales are predicted to surge in 2021 | Rivian enlists former Tesla employees to build its own Supercharger-style network | Geely's Polestar plans China showroom expansion to compete with Tesla | Buffett-backed BYD to supply EV batteries to Ford | Tesla stock reels in $900 following Elon Musk’s big space achievement

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31 May 2020 | BMW M5 rumoured to go electric show art 31 May 2020 | BMW M5 rumoured to go electric

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BMW M5 rumoured to go electric and offer Bugatti Veyron power | Cumulative Number Of NIO Power Battery Swaps Reaches 500,000 | Renault Could Make Alpine Go Electric-Only To Save The Brand | German ministry proposes €5 billion car bonus scheme

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30 May 2020 | 32GWh Gigafactory Will Build EV Batteries In Norway show art 30 May 2020 | 32GWh Gigafactory Will Build EV Batteries In Norway

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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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29 May 2020 | Elon Musk Hangs With Crowd At Superchargers show art 29 May 2020 | Elon Musk Hangs With Crowd At Superchargers

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Tesla Model 3 Was The Best Selling Car In Q1 2020 | Tesla solves Model Y frozen door handles and charging port with simple trick | 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime Price Announced, Starts At $38,100 | Mercedes-Benz EQC Misses Initial Sales Targets | When The Boss Has To Queue | New Audi CEO setting up Artemis project | Largest electric airplane yet takes off in the USA

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28 May 2020 | Rivian Could Follow Tesla Into Insurance show art 28 May 2020 | Rivian Could Follow Tesla Into Insurance

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VW Moves Forward With Ford EV Deal | Volkswagen becomes biggest shareholder of China's EV battery maker Guoxuan | Rivian Could Follow Tesla Into Insurance | Elon Musk and Jay Leno drive the Cybertruck through a Boring Company tunnel | Uber sends thousands of Jump e-bikes to the recycling heap | Nissan Loses LEAF and adds one new EV in the US | Pasadena opens EV fast-charging plaza

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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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 26 May 2020 | Mercedes-Benz launches its electric EQV minivan show art 26 May 2020 | Mercedes-Benz launches its electric EQV minivan

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Mercedes-Benz launches its electric EQV minivan for ~$64,000 | Kia is considering an ultra-small electric car | Rumor: In April Tesla Received About 15,000 Orders For MIC Model 3 LR | Audi e-tron Is The New King Of Norway | Macron demands carmakers turn to ‘Made in France’ for €8bn virus aid | Record €60bn investment in electric cars and batteries in Europe secured last year | BYD Blade prismatic battery cell specs and possibilities | Renault Captur Plug-in Hybrid spec revealed

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 25 May 2020 | Tesla Applies To Sell Model 3 In China With New Cells show art 25 May 2020 | Tesla Applies To Sell Model 3 In China With New Cells

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China: Roughly 61,000 Plug-In Electric Cars Sold In April 2020 | The Next Ford Ranger Could Come With Plug-In Hybrid Power | Tesla files to sell new Model 3 with cheaper lithium iron phosphate batteries | Porsche Taycan rollout slowed by coronavirus | 2020 Porsche Taycan 4S – Is This The Best Electric Car in the World? | Tesla Model Y wins over EV rental firm that scrapped 100 Model 3 orders citing build issues | Six in 10 UK drivers 'too daunted' to buy an electric car

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 24 May 2020 | Lordstown Could Produce 600,000 Electric Vehicles A Year show art 24 May 2020 | Lordstown Could Produce 600,000 Electric Vehicles A Year

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Lordstown Motors Chief Says New Factory Could Produce 600,000 Electric Vehicles A Year | Britain's largest solar farm poised to begin development in Kent | UK charging partnership Liberty Charge makes debut | Buying a Certified Pre-Owned EV Makes A Lot of Sense | Tesla launches Fallout Shelter in-car video game and more with new update | 400 Miles in Tesla Model S Raven | Tesla bakes in Model 3 Performance Upgrade Package | Could Tesla reveal a 700-mile Model 3? | Question Of The Week Answers

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Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Thursday 26th March 2020. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to.

 

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In #Denmark, our partner @GreenMobilityFL offers healthcare professionals the free use of #RenaultZOE cars for their daily trips from home to the hospital➡️400 vehicles on loan in Copenhagen.🏥

 

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To support and say thank you for the amazing job being done by the #NHS to keep us all safe, MG are proud to announce that we are supplying 100 #MGZSEV to NHS agencies across the UK for use by our #NHSheroes, so they can travel to work safely with low running costs #NHSThankYou

 

MERCEDES EQV ELECTRIC VAN PASSES WINTER TESTS

"Mercedes-Benz subjected the EQV to an endurance test in Arjeplog, Sweden. The electric V-Class proved its operational capability under extreme conditions at temperatures as low as minus 30 degrees Celsius, icy roads and deep snow." reports Chris Randall at electrive: "According to Mercedes, this means that the battery-electric large-capacity saloon has cleared one of its last hurdles on the way to market launch in the second half of 2020.The EQV is the second model of the Mercedes-Benz technology brand EQ after the EQC. Unlike the eVito and eSprinter, it is marketed towards private customers. The six-seater large-capacity saloon is available in two wheelbases (3.20 or 3.43 metres) and with a gross vehicle weight of 3,500 kilograms. By installing individual seats or benches, the model can also carry seven or eight people. The gross capacity is 100 kWh, of which 90 kWh can be used according to the notification. The on-board charger from Delphi enables three-phase AC charging with up to 11 kW. Mercedes states the DC charging capacity with a maximum of 110 kW."

 

https://www.electrive.com/2020/03/25/mercedes-eqv-passes-winter-tests/

 

NISSAN AND UBER SIGN AGREEMENT TO GO GREEN WITH 2,000 LEAFS IN LONDON

"A fleet of all-electric Nissan Leafs will be made available for Uber drivers in London as part of a new deal inked by the Japanese car maker and rideshare company Uber." says TheDriven.io: "There are some 45,000 drivers in London using the Uber app, and the deal between Nissan and Uber forms another step along Uber’s goal to reach 100% electric vehicles for its drivers from 2025. The agreement comes after Nissan provided 20 Leafs to Uber to trial making them available for hire through the rideshare company’s app in London in 2016."

 

https://thedriven.io/2020/03/25/nissan-and-uber-sign-agreement-to-go-green-with-2000-leafs-in-london/

 

NEW NISSAN Z: FROM 400HP V6 TWIN TURBO TO ELECTRIC POWERTRAIN

"When a manufacturer starts testing a prototype at the famed Nurburgring circuit in Germany, they mean business. It also means that the car is well on the way towards production. Late last year, Nissan started testing a camouflaged Z sports car at the Nurburgring, so, yes, a new Z is on the way." says Forbes: " in 2025, wearing a totally new body, Nissan will launch a radical all-new Z brandishing the company’s signature e-Power series hybrid system. Nissan tell us that the dual motors generate 335hp and 516 lb-ft of torque, but in a next-gen Z powered by such a system, a source suggests we could expect upwards of 400hp."

 

https://www.forbes.com/sites/peterlyon/2020/03/25/facelifted-nissan-z-to-get-400hp-v6-next-gen-model-to-employ-electrified-powertrain/

 

FORD KUGA PLUG-IN HYBRID REVIEW

"The latest Ford Kuga is available with a choice of powertrains – including a plug-in hybrid engine for the first time" says the UK magazine Driving Electric: "Powered by a comparatively large 2.5-litre petrol engine and an electric motor fed by a 14.4kWh battery, the Kuga Plug-In Hybrid promises rock-bottom running costs and the ability to waft along for 35 miles on electric power alone.”

 

https://www.drivingelectric.com/ford/kuga/1631/ford-kuga-plug-hybrid-review

 

BRITISH FIRM TURNING CLASSICS INTO EVS ADDS MORE MODELS TO PORTFOLIO

"As more and more people warm up to the idea of converting cherished classic cars to run on battery-electric power, new firms offering the service are emerging. In some cases, the service is even being offered by the automakers that originally built the classics." according to MotorAuthority: "One that has emerged from the United Kingdom is Lunaz. The company, located close to the Silverstone Circuit, offers a comprehensive service where the original vehicle is stripped down to its bare chassis and then everything is restored or renewed, apart from the powertrain of course. It's pricey—a turnkey car from Lunaz starts at 350,000 British pounds (approximately $416,180). Nevertheless, demand is growing. After initially starting with the 1953 Jaguar XK120, Lunaz is now also offering a 1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom V, 1956 Rolls-Royce Cloud, and a 1961 Bentley S3 Continental Flying Spur."

 

https://www.motorauthority.com/news/1127574_british-firm-turning-classics-into-evs-adds-more-models-to-portfolio

 

IDTECHEX DISCUSSES WHY BATTERIES ARE ESSENTIAL FOR THE MARITIME SECTOR

"In 2020 vessel owners have had to deal with an "emissions control world" for the first time as an unprecedented step-change to the sulphur content allowed in marine fuels was enforced, falling from 3.5% to 0.5% (by fuel mass) globally. In shipping, emissions of harmful Sulphur-oxides (SOx) and Nitrous-Oxides (NOx) make a very large contribution to their respective global emissions; by burning cheap and dirty heavy-fuel oil, just 15 of the biggest ships emit more NOx and SOx than all the world's cars put together. " says a report on Yahoo Finance today: "IDTechEx expects this shortage of traditional solutions to significantly drive uptake of batteries in the largest ships in order to meet the new stringent emissions regulations. Leisure boats are the cars of the marine world: they are usually personally owned and small enough to make the jump to pure electric with today's technology (typically travelling short distances inland). Similarly, ferries are the largest vessel capable of becoming pure electric because, with well-planned routes, they can opportunity charge. Coastal vessels, like tug-boats, can hybridise easily with batteries comparable in size to a pure electric car (100kWh), saving hundreds of thousands of dollars by reducing fuel consumption over the course of a year."

 

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/idtechex-discusses-why-batteries-essential-134900094.html

 

ELECTRIC VEHICLES FACE LONG-TERM TIER ONE BATTERY BOTTLENECK

"The electric vehicle (EV) industry faces a long term lithium ion battery bottleneck for the highest quality of cells." says the experts at Benchmark Mineral Intelligence: "New data from Benchmark Mineral Intelligence shows that while forecast demand for lithium ion batteries only begins to exceed capacity in 2029, Tier One cells are going to be in the shortest supply throughout this period, especially as we enter 2021.         It is an issue that has already been faced by European auto OEMs especially in the last 6 months. The industry will be looking to Tier Two cell manufacturers to step up and meet the burgeoning demands of the EV industry, but this is not as straight forward as it may seem. Not only do these Tier Two manufacturers need to qualify with the major automakers — a lengthy and high specification process — but they will also need to ensure they can grow their capacity at an increasingly rapid rate without compromising quality."

 

https://www.benchmarkminerals.com/membership/electric-vehicles-face-long-term-tier-one-battery-bottleneck/?mc_cid=7550b97864

 

VEHICLE SUBSCRIPTION PLANS EVOLVE AMID CHALLENGES

"People will keep buying and leasing vehicles, “but subscription services will find a place,” predicts Vince Zappa. He is president of Clutch Technologies, a Cox Automotive company that offers a digital platform to dealers and automakers to run vehicle-subscription initiatives, many of them evolving." reports Wards Auto: "A one-vehicle subscription service might appeal to consumers who want to get the feel of an electric vehicle but aren’t ready to buy one, he says, adding that shorter-term proposition could aid automakers who “want to introduce EVs at faster rates” than people are buying them. Steer is a start-up company that offers subscriptions exclusively for battery-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. It allows participants to swap vehicles monthly. Sixteen models are in the fleet."

 

https://www.wardsauto.com/industry/vehicle-subscription-plans-evolve-amid-challenges

 

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