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08 Jan 2020 | From Walkmans To Cars: A Concept EV From SONY?!

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Release Date: 01/08/2020

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Insuring your EV| How is EV Insurance Different? | How will insurance change as EVs become mainstream? | Is it true that EVs cost more to insure? | Do we need a new driving test

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05 June 2020 | Tesla Launches Model Y Configurator in China show art 05 June 2020 | Tesla Launches Model Y Configurator in China

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Mercedes-Benz EQS Prototype Spotted At A Charging Station | Rivian Files Trademarks for "R1V" & "R2X” | Tesla Is Hiring For Insurance Program In The UK | Tesla Launches Model Y Configurator in China | Caverion now service partner for Ionity in five countries | From Powerwall to power-panels: Span CEO claims ‘breakthrough’ for home batteries | How to go electric with maximum benefit | Pandemic Shows a Low-Carbon Future in Dire Need of Batteries

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04 June 2020 | Dyson Car Revealed - Solid State Batteries Were Not Ready show art 04 June 2020 | Dyson Car Revealed - Solid State Batteries Were Not Ready

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Dyson car revealed in full as time called on electric SUV project | Rivian’s Amazon electric delivery van still on track as factory reopens | The Porsche Taycan is now available to order in Australia | New South Wales to ramp up its electric vehicle fleet | Ford Will Be Using Volkswagen’s MEB Architecture for its Future EVs | The World RX Team Future-Proofing Rally Classics | Maserati Ghibli Hybrid Teaser Video Electrifies The Brand's HQ | Launch of the ABT e-Transporter 6.1 With Aero Package

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03 June 2020 | Audi E-Tron GT Spied Looking Production Ready show art 03 June 2020 | Audi E-Tron GT Spied Looking Production Ready

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Audi E-Tron GT Looking Production Ready | Polestar and Koenigsegg Not Working Together on New Tech | Electric Nation Vehicle To Grid Project Launches | Hyundai Kona’s battery will power homes | Porsche CEO Oliver Blume will be installed as head of the VW brand | Polestar 2 drivers can use Plugsurfing| Geely’s Geometry C Debuts In China | Fiat to test automatic switch to electric mode for its hybrid cars in Turin | Documentary Gives Behind The Scenes Look At The Fiat 500 Electric's Creation

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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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Today I’m publishing a bonus episode all about Elon Musk and Tesla’s Chinese launch of the locally made Model 3, plus the Model Y launch there too. Look out for it in your podcast feed or on Youtube. I watched the live stream and have a couple of speeches given made by Elon. But I don’t’ want to dedicate 10 mins of the regular podcast to it, as I occasionally hear from listeners who want a bit of Tesla but not too much.

 

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Wednesday 8th January 2020. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story to save you time.

 

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SONY SURPRISES WITH AN ELECTRIC CONCEPT CAR CALLED THE VISION-S

"Sony just made what might be one of the biggest surprise announcements at this year’s CES: a car. Called the Sony Vision-S, it’s an electric concept sedan that is meant to showcase the Japanese tech conglomerate’s many different strengths, from entertainment products to camera sensors and more." says The VErge: "The Vision-S features 33 different sensors inside and outside of the car, multiple widescreen displays, 360 audio, and always-on connectivity, with some pieces coming from industry players like BlackBerry and Bosch. It’s also powered by a “newly-designed EV platform” — which appears to have been engineered by automotive supplier Magna — that Sony says will be able to power other vehicle types, like SUVs. Inside, the Vision-S features a dashboard-spanning screen much like the one that Chinese EV startup Byton is putting in its cars, with screens for rear-seat passengers in the headrests."

 

https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/6/21054270/sony-vision-s-electric-concept-car-ev-announcement-ces-2020

 

MG ZS IS AUSTRALIA’S CHEAPEST EV

"MG’s freshly introduced ZS EV electrified small SUV has claimed the title as Australia’s most affordable battery electric vehicle, muscling out the previous cheapest zero-emissions option, the Hyundai Ioniq." according to Which Car.com.au: "The Chinese-owned brand is offering the first 100 customers to place an order for the ZS EV a special driveaway price of $46,990, which undercuts the cheapest electric Ioniq by $1500 following a price increase for the small sedan of about $4000 late last year."

 

https://www.whichcar.com.au/car-news/mg-zs-is-australias-cheapest-ev

 

HYUNDAI LAUNCHES UPGRADED KONA EV IN S. KOREA

"Hyundai Motor Co. on Monday launched its upgraded all-electric Kona Electric model in South Korea to strengthen its eco-friendly lineup" says the website UrduPoihnt.com: "The 2020 Kona Electric comes with more features for driver and passenger convenience, including heated second-row seats, a 10.25-inch navigation system and an air filtration system, the company said in a statement. The upgraded Kona Electric, equipped with a 64-kilowatt-per-hour battery, is priced at 47 million won-49 million won (US$40,200-$42,000)."

 

https://www.urdupoint.com/en/business/hyundai-launches-upgraded-kona-ev-in-s-korea-803214.html

 

SOUTH KOREA EXPANDS E-MOBILITY BUDGET

"The South Korean government will provide a total of 950 billion won (about 627 million euros) in 2020 to subsidise electric cars and expand the network of charging stations in the country, this signifies a 60 per cent increase from 2019." says electrive.com: "When announcing the new funding for 2020 in September 2019, it said that 738.2 billion won had been earmarked for the purchase premiums for battery electric vehicles and the expansion of the charging infrastructure. Separately from the subsidies for battery electric vehicles, another 359.3 billion won will be added for fuel cell vehicles and hydrogen filling stations."

 

https://www.electrive.com/2020/01/06/south-korea-expands-e-mobility-budget/

 

BYTON IS LAUNCHING AN APP DEVELOPER PROGRAM FOR ITS M-BYTE ELECTRIC SUV

"Byton might be best known for its massive 48-inch wraparound digital dashboard screen in its upcoming M-Byte SUV, as well as a host of other screens sprinkled throughout the vehicle. Those screens might get all the attention, but they are merely the delivery mechanism or “stage” for what Byton hopes will be a smart device on wheels." according to Tech Crunch: "The company announced Sunday ahead of CES, the annual tech trade show in Las Vegas, that it will launch a developer program to unlock the kinds of apps that will turn these screens into an interactive and valuable experience for customers."

 

https://techcrunch.com/2020/01/05/byton-is-launching-an-app-developer-program-for-its-m-byte-electric-suv/

 

AMAZON FIRE TV WILL BE IN NEW BMWS, SO YOU CAN STREAM JUST LIKE IN A TESLA

"Fiat Chrysler and BMW, both of which are no stranger to testing new tech, announced at CES on Monday that it will soon offer TV streaming from Amazon's Fire TV in some of its new vehicles." reports Mashable: "The streaming service will be available in some BMW and Chrysler cars as an entertainment option on dashboard screens already built into the car. No smartphone syncing or extra device sitting on the dashboard necessary"

 

https://mashable.com/article/amazon-fire-tv-fiat-chrysler-car-streaming-ces/?europe=true

 

WALLBOX INTRODUCES QUASAR, FIRST BIDIRECTIONAL HOME CHARGER

Wallbox, a smart charging company and leading manufacturer of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in Europe, today announced the U.S. introduction of Quasar, the world's first bidirectional EV charger for the home. Quasar not only charges EVs but can also send electricity back to the grid or even power a home. Wallbox will also showcase its latest products ahead of its forthcoming United States launch in 2020.

The press release says: "Wallbox's team of engineers found an innovative way to make this technology available for consumers in a sleek and compact size with high efficiency and at a significantly lower price. Quasar works with a mobile app (iOS and Android) and energy management platform that helps you manage your bidirectional usage. It works in tandem with your utilities grid and your energy management system in your home (thermostat, lights, etc.)."

 

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/wallbox-introduces-quasar-first-bidirectional-home-charger-at-ces-2020-300981187.html

 

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