#Top5 #News Week 29- #Daimler and #Chery settles dispute, BEV #mini in UK, #EV sales up in H1, #NissanLeaf have e-Pedal, #Volvo and #Geely JV
#Top5 #EVNews Week 28: #Zacua Mexican EV, #Dacia to produce #EVs , #LondonTaxiCo unveils TX EV, #Nissan EV to comply with China ZEV, #GLM Japans Tesla sold
The Swedish electric vehicle market: A wattEv2Buy analysis of Sweden EV Sales for H1 2017 and show the best and worst brands and models for this semester.
The Chinese New Energy Vehicle market: A wattEv2Buy analysis of China EV Sales for H1 2017 and show the best and worst brands and models for this semester.
#Top5 #EVNews Week 27: #Daimler and #BAIC to develop #EVs , #Model3 SN1 produced, June 2017 #EVsales power ahead, #VW to use robots to charge #Dongfeng EV
Summary of EV sales in Norway H1 2017, unpacking the Top brands, Best and Worst Models and how the battle between BEV & PHEV technologies play out.
Summary of USA EV Sales H1 2017, unpacking the Top brands, Best and Worst Models and how the battle between BEV & PHEV technologies play out.
#Top5 #EVNews of Week 26/17 #VWID new models, #SsangyongEV , “LeAuto funding to save #Faraday , #EVIncentives in Thailand and NZ
In this week’s blog series on introducing Chinese electric car brands, we look at BAIC and its sub-brand BJEV ( #BAIC #BJEV ).
How successful is the Chinese New Energy Vehicles Program? The State Auditor found that 45% of Chinese EV makers sold less than 500 models per year.
Traum Auto, another new vehicle brand chasing the Chinese dream. The latest brand is from the Zotye stable officially launched on the 27th of June 2017.
#Top5 #EVNews Week 25: #Tesla Asia expansion, #China auto to battle #Tesla , #SelfDrivingNews , flood of new #EVBrands & #EVModels
In this week’s blog series on introducing Chinese electric car brands, we look at Thunder Power Holdings ( #ThunderPower ).
#Top5 #EVNews of Week 24: #NewEVs announced, #Tesla #India talks progress, #China not relaxing ZEV targets, #EVSales #Germany & #China, #Self-driving Bolt
#Top5 #EVNews Week 23: #China Gov limits EV plants, Finally, a #Hond #EVStrategy, #FiskerInc teases #EMotion , #Oz Gov slamed, #Formula Race 7
In this week’s blog series on introducing Chinese electric car brands, we look at Guangzhou Automobile Group (#GAC Motors).
Renault gives second-life to EV batteries in partnership with UK-based Powervault to use EV batteries in home energy storage units.
#Top5 #EVNews of Week 22: #USA #EVSales , #Toyota Sold #Tesla shares, #China EV quotas, #RussianOil denounces EVs and Tesla
VW and JAC create electric vehicle joint venture for China over a 25 year period, with the first mass market electric vehicle expected in 2018.
In 2012 SAAB, the failed Swedish vehicle manufacturer was acquired by a group of Chinese shareholders and rebranded as NATIONAL ELECTRIC VEHICLES SWEDEN (NEVS). Now, five years later, the company is finally unveiling a concept if its much anticipated electric vehicle.
China’s electric car sector is known for its ugly models, most are either bad clones of other brands, such as the Tesla Model S clone the Youxia Ranger X.
#Top5 #EVNews Week 21: #BMW change strategy, #MahindraEV plans, $45Bln #Charging market , #DetroitElectric hits snag, #EVCost parity
Recently the Chinese Government embarked on a program to clean up the EV sector and halting development of new combustion plants.
At this rate, Germany is expected to surpass its 2016 record with about four months to spare, a great achievement for the electric vehicle sector, boding well for global EV sales in 2017.
In February 2017 #Mercedes-Benz announced it would stop selling combustion based #SmartED models in the USA and Canada & only focus on electric models.
Week 20 EV News: #TeslaShare where to now? #NIOEP9 breaks records #Volvo sees end to diesel #Ford EV glimpse #Toyota can’t break #HFC habit
Being 100% modular allows companies to repair, replace and adapt different components resulting a tenfold longer product lifetime, lower total cost of ownership and recyclability.
Elextra Cars lifted the lid on its electric supercar some more today. The start-up first announced the creation of the Elextra electric car at the end of February 2017.
Top 10 EV Countries Q1 EV sales – USA beats China. wattEV2Buy dissect EV sales for Q1 2017 in the top 10 countries by make and model.
The race for self-driving taxis in the USA is on as many self-driving pilot projects has been announced in the last month to bring autonomous taxis by 2019.
Week 19 #EVNews: #VW AGM – The future is electric, long live the combustion engine, #ElectricMotoGP , #EVPickup , 95% of miles shared by 2030
The Daimler EV strategy trumps BMW, setting the German luxury carmaker up to outperform its rival over the next decade as EVs disrupts the unaware.
Be warned Big Auto, the China EV strategy is to dominate! The Chinese Government is gearing the local EV sector to dominate the world’s Top 10 EV brands.
Aston Martin EV strategy hits a roadblock as its Chinese partners experience financial problems. Will this impact on the release of the Rapid E in 2018?
Week 18 #EVNews: USA #EVSales for April, #Citroen EV strategy, #Tesla shares hits our target, #CA taxes ZEV owners, EVs 3% of #BMW sales
Week 17 #EVNews: #OilPeak from EVs by 2030, #VW sees #EV to remain a niche, concern for analysts, #Bollore exits EV, #India to 100% EV, #FutureMobilty EV
Week 16 #EVNews: #Lilium #VTOL full EV jet, #LGChem Q1 Sales, #Tesla recall, Q1 EV sales for Germany, France and China, Production EV’s at Shanghai Show
EV sales for 2017 kicked off rather poorly in January with a disappointingly low 7,000 units. The Chinese holiday season and the regulatory clampdown on the abuse of EV subsidies were blamed for the lackluster sales.
A deeper analysis of the UK electric vehicle sales showed a significant rise of the Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) component, rising 34%, or around 800 units in March from the year before.
Week 15 #EVnews: #Uber & #Ola drive EV sales, #CA to tax #EV owners, #NewYorkAutoShow, #ShanghaiAutoShow, #Apple to test self-driving on CA roads
German EV sales sky-rockets 77% year-on-year in Q1 2017. Most model ranges saw nearly a doubling of sales with BEV beating PHEV sales.
There were 2,250 more electric vehicles sold in Norway than during the same period in 2016, resulting in a 20.2% increase year-on-year. Norway is the darling of the EV sector and is targeting 100% EV ownership by 2025.
Navigant Research placed Ford and GM at the top of its autonomous driving leaderboard, surprisingly far above Waymo (7th), the pioneer of autonomous driving.
Week 14 Electric Vehicle news:#UKEVSales Q1, #Audi & #Porsche combines #electriccar efforts, #Ford build new #ChinaEV, #Navigant ranks #SelfDrivingCar co’s
Access is gained through electronically operated counter-opening doors, very much like the BMW i3. From wattEV2Buy’s experience test driving the BMW i3, counter opening doors looks cool but is very impractical.
The Chevrolet Bolt’s performance was rather disappointing, with sales dropping from a January high. The reason can be one of two, either GM’s slow roll-out is to blame, or most buyers are waiting for the Tesla Model 3.
After testing the resistance for the second time, Tesla’s shares retreated to a low of $151 in Feb 2016. The first count on the breakout of the channel, which broke in January at $230, can see Tesla’s shares trade at around $320 in the near future.
This week #ElectricVehicle news: Pendulum swing for #ElectricCar, #Hyundai shareholder revolt for EV’s, #Ferrari in #FormulaE, #GM buys EV unicorn, #Daimler strategy accelerates
OSVehicle provides an open-source platform to hobbyists and other start-ups. Customers can have a full EV platform, the Tabby EVO, shipped between $12,500 and $19,500. OSVehicle claim start-ups can save $2 million and 3-years in Research and Development by going the open-source route.
The case against Uber was brought before the San Francisco District Court in February. Waymo claims that its former employee, Anthony Levandowski, downloaded 14,000 files related the Google autonomous vehicle program before leaving to join Otto, an autonomous vehicle company acquired by Uber in 2016.
The Korean automaker has been criticized by investors and analysts for not acting on electric vehicles sooner, pressuring the company to change its strategy. Investment analyst expects the company to lose money initially on the shift to EV’s, but that should they not act they would be left behind.
Skoda announces Electric Vehicle strategy. The Volkswagen company, headquartered in the Czech Republic, will release its electromobility strategy, called the Vision E Concept at the Shanghai Motor Show in April 2017.
The large Chinese Internet company, with holdings in various electric vehicle companies, have acquired a significant stake in Tesla. The acquisition was made by accumulating stock over time.
For long most respondents to such surveys cited range as overarching reason for not buying an EV. The considerably high percentage of respondents that considers buying an EV also dispell the notion by most auto manufacturers that there is not significant demand for such vehicles.
The company already lost its license to test its autonomous vehicles in San Francisco in February, where the regulators came in possession of footage showing an Uber pilot vehicle running a red light, barely missing a pedestrian.
In this week’s newsletter: #Geely & #LondonTaxiCo, #NextEV & #Baidu, #CheryAuto & #MercedesEQ, #Mahindra, #BMW & #Mini
NextEV, a global startup as it calls itself, with offices in China, Germany, UK and the USA launched it’s auto brand NIO, in December 2016 in London. NextEV is also one of the first participants of the Formula E franchise held in various cities around the world to promote electric vehicles.
LeEco, now known for overpromising and massively under delivering, claimed that its premium car, the Faraday Future FF91, is a “Tesla Killer.” LeEco unveiled the FF91 “Tesla Killer” at the 2017 CES in Las Vegas along with the LeSee concept electric vehicle.
The German automaker hinted that the Mini could be the BMW mass-market electric car, competing with the Tesla Model 3 and Chevrolet Bolt, as the company targets over 100,000 EV sales for 2017, up from 62,000 in 2016.
Surprisingly, at closer inspection, PHEV’s are gaining on BEV’s in the majority of the Top 10 EV markets. In our study below we compare the proportion of BEV’s to PHEV’s in the Top 10 EV markets by plotting all EV’s sold from the start of the decade to EV’s sold since 2016, when most automakers changed their electric vehicle strategies.
In this week’s Newsletter: #NIO’s vision car, #DefyingTrump, #Tesla raises cash, #Lucid unveils competitive pricing, #MobilEye sold
February sales nearly tripled, with the new-comers the BAIC EC180 EV and SAIC Roewe eRX5 PHEV causing much of the stir. The SAIC Roewe SUV PHEV, introduced in the second half of 2016 is known as the Alibaba Connected Car, running Alibaba’s YunOS software, making the RX5 the world’s first internet car.
One of the few company’s being called a Tesla killer with a shot at it (however distant), the San Francisco-based Lucid Motors, today announced the pricing for its base model.
In this week’s newsletter: #BMW, #NextEV & #EP9 & #NIO EVE, #Mercedes, #Detroit Electric, #Geneva Auto Show, #EV Incentives
Sales of the Top 10 Electric Vehicle Brands constitute 65% of all electric vehicle (EV’s) sales, and for the Top 10 BEV list, 85% of all pure electric or Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV’s) are from the Top 10 Brands in the segment. However, the trend on both lists is on the decline as more and more brands participate in the market.
In this week’s newsletter: #Oil still underestimate EV’s, #Apple #ProjectTitan, #NewYork #EVincentive, #Honda #Clarity, #USASales
The disruption caused by the threat of electric vehicles is finally hitting home. In no other week has pushback by the proxies of the affected parties been so prominent than the past week.
In this news: #SEAT, #GenevaAutoShow, #Waymo and #Uber, #BigOil and #BigAuto attack EV industry, EV #PoliceCars for #ScotlandYard
For an individual to reach the top 50 position on the Forbes list from vehicle manufacturing was only possible if your parents left you a trust fund with a bunch of 100-year-old stock in a big brand.
In this week’s news: Bullish forecast for #EVSales, #Tesla #AutonomousCar, #SmartForTwo, #ChinaEVSales, #FormulaE
According to the regulations, each permit holder must annually file a disengagement report, reflecting the number of events where a driver essentially has to take over from the vehicle’s autonomous mode to either prevent a traffic incident or where the system fails.
LeEco and Faraday Future were founded by Chinese businessman Jia Yueting.Both businesses are known for making bold statements and big ticket announcements just to be followed by press reports of cash flow and funding problems.
Electric vehicles spur another gold rush for mining companies as they scramble for “modern” resources such as lithium, nickel, and cobalt used in the electric vehicle manufacturing process.
The company aims to have an SAE Level 4-capable vehicle commercially available by 2021 for ride-hailing and sharing purposes.
The Chinese Government has called for comments on a proposal to invite foreign automakers to manufacture in the country.
The Californian DMV offered Uber assistance and a clear road to permitting the company and State could not agree on workable rules around Uber’s demand for its technology to be classified as SAE Level 3 automation.
The partnership completed the first vehicles within an impressive six-month period.
Tesla voted the consumers darling in the Consumer Reports Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey with 91% Tesla owners responded with a “Definitely yes” when asked if they will buy the brand again.
In this week’s news: #LucidMotors , #CarlosSim & #MexicoElectricCar , #ChicagoAutoShow , #MiniCooper , #BMWi8 , #Volkswagen, #Honda
In this week’s news: #Daimler & #Uber , #ElonMusk , #ScotlandYard #PoliceCars #FaradayFuture , #CADMV & #SelfDrivingCar
In this week’s news: #ArnoldSchwarzenegger , #NEVS #SAAB , #CAUtilities , #Shell #ChargingStations , #Audi and dealerships
Week 3 #EVNews : #EV finish #Dakar , Indian mogul flocks to EV, #Tesla of the hook, #Panasonic deepens relationship, #EV advancing faster than forecasted
Week 2 #EVNews: #OSVehicle #DIYEV , #Tesla poaches from #Apple , #USDOT forms automation panel, #Fiat cheating on #emissions , More #RenaultEV
EV News Week 1: #FF91 flop, #FordEV strategy, #ChargePoint 400kW station, #KPMG Global Automotive Exec Summary, #Rivian moves into plant
#EV #News Wek 52/16: #FordAutonomous #Fusion unveiled , #Lamborghini PHEV, #LeEco plant, #TeslaSales , Scramble for #EVResources
Week 49 #EVNews: #FaradayFuture teases, #Lucid and #Samsung partners, Trump appoints #EPA hater as head, #BMW downbeat on #EV
The American Automobile Association (AAA) decided it would be a good idea to introduce electric car charging trucks in areas where EVs were proving more popular. This service was rolled out in 2011 taking in the likes of Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Denver, Phoenix and Orlando. Even competitors of the AAA readily acknowledged that the business model behind this service made perfect sense and it would eventually be a winner. So, five years later how has the service been received by electric car owners? Surprisingly low call out numbers The AAA has around 54 million members and is
When you bear in mind that Chinese companies alone produced in excess of 112,000 electric buses in 2015, a year-on-year increase of 315%, this is a sector which is often overlooked. We have the UK authorities looking to increase the number of electric buses on the road, the Helsinki government announcing the introduction of self-driving electric buses and now the likes of Tesla moving into areas such as electric trucks and maybe even electric buses at some point? High visibility helps the EV industry Over the years one of the main problems for the electric car market has been reluctance
In what is perhaps the worst kept secret in the electric car industry, Apple is looking to introduce its own electric car in the short to medium term. The company has dropped a number of subtle hints regarding its interest in electric vehicles but so far there has been no official recognition that the project even exists. Historically the company has played the public relations market to a tee but many now believe the company risks been ignored by the sector and EV enthusiasts unless it is a little more forthcoming with information. Is Apple actually building an electric car?
The UK electric car market is showing good momentum with just under 20,000 new plug-in registrations in the first half of 2016. This is a 31.8% increase on the same period in 2015 and more interestingly there was a 38% like for like increase in the second quarter of 2016. There is no doubt that the UK electric car market is going from strength to strength, total registrations since 2011 are nearing 70,000, and the UK government is playing its role in this growth. So, what can we expect in the future and will the UK electric car market lead
Whether we like it or not, up until about 10 years ago the idea of owning and driving an electric vehicle was a source of ridicule for many people. There was a stigma surrounding electric vehicles amid suggestions that those owning EVs were in some way deluded and overly focused upon the environment. Thankfully this stigma has now disappeared although looking back it was a difficult period for the EV industry which was dismissed by politicians and manufacturers in equal measures. Would you buy an electric car? A number of surveys have been published offering a reflection on the thoughts
In a move which may surprise many people, the Chinese authorities are currently considering introducing a system similar to that in California which obliges car manufacturers to produce a set number of electric cars. This mandate will also allow those who are not able to produce electric cars in sufficient numbers to purchase “carbon credits” from their competitors. Whether manufacturing more electric cars or acquiring carbon credits this would have the same impact upon the industry going forward. So, why is China considering this new mandate and would it be successful in the longer term? Does the California system work?
Ever the one for grabbing the headlines, Elon Musk recently announced that Tesla is working on an electric truck and an electric bus. While you could argue that the technology used in the electric cars of today can be readily transferred to electric trucks and electric buses, is there an argument for suggesting that Tesla should just stick to electric cars for now? Is the introduction of new products going to put pressure on the company’s cash flow and quality of products? Planning for the future There is nothing wrong in planning for the future and there is no doubt
If you look at the electric car market the most influential person at this moment in time has to be Elon Musk the entrepreneurial leader of Tesla Motors. This is a man who has quite literally put his own personal fortune on the line, pushed the boundaries and pushed the establishment to the point where he has made himself some significant enemies. There are obviously other leading lights in the world of electric cars but should these influential individuals grab the headlines or should the actual electric cars do more of the talking? Electric car technology The sad fact is
It will come as no surprise to learn that the US electric vehicle market continues to grab the headlines and rightly so. The likes of Tesla have taken this market from near obscurity just a decade ago to within touching distance of the mass market. However, while all eyes are on the US electric vehicle market, is China really the market to watch? Chinese investment in EVs If you follow the financial press you will see billions upon billions of dollars invested by the US government directly and indirectly into the electric vehicle market. This tends to be by way
While many critics will argue otherwise, there is no doubt that the electric car market has now gone past the point of no return and false dawns of years gone by are now a thing of the past. The technology is improving almost daily, we are starting to see cutthroat competition in the industry and finally motorists are now more trusting of electric vehicles than they ever have been. However, is it now time to switch investment focus towards recharging networks as opposed to electric vehicle technology? Chicken and the egg question What came first “the chicken or the egg”
Over the last 10 years we have seen more and more electric vehicles on the roads, motorists more understanding of this new technology but still some people have a problem jumping from traditional powered to fully electric vehicles. In recent years we have seen growing interest in hybrids although automobile manufacturers now seem more interested in the jump to full electric vehicles. Are manufacturers missing a trick with hybrids? Do we need to re-educate the motoring public? What is a hybrid? Many people have heard the term hybrid vehicle and know roughly what it means but not exactly. a hybrid
Even though the concept of electric cars has been around for well over 100 years it is only over the last decade that we have seen any real movement. The technology is moving ahead in leaps and bounds, investment has reached record levels but still there seems to be a little reluctance amongst the driving community to switch to electric vehicles. There is now a movement within motoring circles pushing for a range of financial and commercial incentives to encourage the take-up of electric vehicles going forward. EV financial incentives The area of financial incentives for those looking to switch