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Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Monday 6th April 2020. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to.

 

Listener correspondence:

 

JS Davison

Hi Martin, Long time listener from down under, so time to break out your (very average) Aussie accent.  In case you are not aware Subaru have released a very soft Forester Hybrid in Australia with a very small battery and electric motor.  You will glad to know Subaru obviously bought some technology from Toyota, as the ad on the T.V. calls it a 'self charging' hybrid.  I imagine our EV hating (and oil loving) politicians will love this.  Keep healthy and I look forward to many more podcasts.  John from Western Australia.

 

POLESTAR PRECEPT: NEW CONCEPT SLEEK SALOON

  • Evolution of the Android-powered infotainment system first found in Polestar 2
  • Large 15-inch digital interface recognises the driver upon approach, with settings and personal content authenticated by the Polestar Digital Key
  • Video streaming services will become available when parked or charging
  • Proximity sensors adjust what is shown on the screen depending on where the user’s hand is placed – display brightness and screen content adjusts according to movements and the need for more or less information depending on what the user is doing
  • 9-inch horizontal driver display contains vital information and is linked to eye tracking
  • Eye tracking monitors where the driver is looking and adjusts the way information is presented – smaller and more detailed when the driver is focused on the display, and larger, brighter, vital information when focused on the road
  • Google Maps and ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) are now merged into one system for safer manoeuvres and more accurate predictions based on traffic conditions, and shown together in one combined graphic in the driver display
  • Roof-mounted LIDAR pod positioned for superior visibility for future advanced driving technology
  • LED side markers on the C-pillars indicate charging status
  • Doors open wide for easy access; rear doors are rear-hinged
  • Rear camera and side cameras feed digital interior mirrors

 

TESLA IS NEARING DEBUT OF LONGER RANGE CHINA-MADE MODEL 3

"Tesla Inc. plans to expand its lineup in China by offering a locally built Model 3 sedan with a longer driving range from as early as this week, according to people familiar with the matter." says Bloomberg: "The longer-range Model 3, like the existing cheaper version, would qualify for electric-vehicle subsidies and is exempt from China’s car purchase tax. Registrations of Tesla vehicles have fallen for two consecutive months in China, showing the U.S. carmaker isn’t immune to the broader auto-industry slump."

 

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-07/tesla-is-nearing-debut-of-longer-range-china-made-model-3?sref=W369vOBR

 

TESLA PROUDLY HIDES ‘OCTOVALVE’ INSIGNIA IN MODEL Y

"A number of the Tesla Model Y’s secrets are now coming to the surface, as auto veteran and teardown expert Sandy Munro continues his disassembly and analysis of the all-electric crossover. Among the most noteworthy of these secrets is the vehicle’s “Octovalve,” which could very well be an upgraded version of the Model 3’s unique “Superbottle,” which serves as the heart of the all-electric sedan’s thermal management system."  writes Teslarati: "Tesla appears to have provided its latest vehicle with an “Octovalve” instead. Munro is yet to tear down and analyze the Octovalve, but just like its predecessor, it seems to be the heart of the Model Y’s cooling and heating system. Interestingly enough, the use of the Octovalve instead of the Superbottle in the Model Y may be due to the all-electric crossover’s heat pump. Prior Teslas like the Model S, Model 3, and Model X have used electronic resistive heating systems, which are quick but less efficient than heat pumps."

 

Elon tweeted on 20th March: "PCB design techniques applied to create a heat exchanger that is physically impossible by normal means. Heat pump also has a local heating loop to spool up fast & extend usable temperature range. Octavalve is pretty special too. Team did great work. No credit to me."

 

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-y-octovalve-easter-egg-teardown/

 

BMW TO KEEP ITS KIDNEY GRILLE ALIVE IN EV ERA

"One of the most recognizable grille designs in the industry is staying put. BMW will continue to use its iconic double kidney bean grille design – large or small – even as the automaker moves toward offering more electric vehicles." according to Motor1: "The BMW Concept i4 also featured an enormous grill that made many people wonder what's in store for the rest of the BMW lineup. Many of today's electric vehicles don't have a traditional grille like you'd expect to find on a gas-powered car. EVs still require some cooling, but there's more leeway with the design."

 

2020 FORD MUSTANG MACH-E SUV PRICING ADJUSTED

"Ford has revised its UK pricing for the forthcoming Ford Mustang Mach-E. The adjustment means that the extended-range, rear-wheel drive model now starts at just under £50,000, making it eligible for the government plug-in car grant deduction." according to CarBuyer: "The price change only applies to the long-range model, which now starts at £49,900, a slight reduction from the original list price of £50,190. The adjustment means that buyers will benefit from the government’s £3,000 plug-in car grant, which now only applies to electric cars with a starting price of under £50,000."

 

https://www.carbuyer.co.uk/news/170717/2020-ford-mustang-mach-e-suv-pricing-adjusted

 

TESLA IS WORKING ON SOMETHING CALLED ‘CHEETAH STANCE’ FOR THE PERFECT LAUNCH

"Tesla is working on a new version of “Launch Mode” that will include something called “Cheetah stance” to involve the adaptive suspension in a launch from a standstill." says Fred at Electrek:" Last year, Tesla developed a new “Smart Adaptive Air Suspension” for Model S and Model X.Now Tesla is taking advantage of the new suspension to build a new feature around it According to Tesla hacker Green, who had access to an upcoming Tesla software update, the automaker is updating Launch Mode, which enables Tesla performance vehicles to launch at full power, for the Model S and Model X Raven. It sounds like Tesla will lower the suspension in the front, which is already required to use the current ‘Launch Mode,’ but it will leave the back higher — like a cheetah."

 

https://electrek.co/2020/04/05/tesla-cheetah-stance-launch-mode/

 

NEW DACIA SPRING ELECTRIC CONFIRMED TO ARRIVE NEXT YEAR

"Dacia will launch “Europe’s most affordable electric car” next year, bosses have confirmed." reports Jonathan Burn at Auto Express: "Prices are yet to be confirmed, but in order to become Europe’s cheapest EV it will have to undercut the  £17,445 price tag after incentives of the entry-level Skoda Citigo e-iV. The electric hatch is a rebadged version of the Renault K-ZE that's currently available in China. Measuring up at 3.73 metres in length, it sits between the Volkswagen up! and the three-door MINI Hatch in terms of size."

 

https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/dacia/109132/new-dacia-spring-electric-confirmed-arrive-next-year

 

 

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