What’s happening in EV? 27 October 2020

Hyundai to recall 77,000 Kona electric cars over risk of battery fire, fights LG Chem over cause

Hyundai is reportedly preparing to recall 77,000 Kona electric cars worldwide over the risk of a battery fire as the automaker is fighting with LG Chem, the battery supplier, over the cause.

Tesla (TSLA) takes first step to produce 4680 battery cell in Texas

Tesla (TSLA) has taken its first regulatory step to prepare for the production of its new 4680 battery cell in Texas.

Here are the most interesting electric bike-ish EVs of 2020 (so far)

As electric bicycles become increasingly prevalent, innovation in the industry has led to a slew of new designs and tech. Interestingly, much of that technology has been co-opted into new forms of personal electric vehicles that are e-bike-like but not quite electric bicycles.

Zero reveals its new 2021 electric motorcycle lineup

Both bikes were unveiled on a new platform and offer the company’s highest performance figures to date. They carry 82 kW motors and can reach speeds of up to 124 mph (200 km/h). They run on Zero’s Cypher III operating system, and now all of Zero’s models feature either the Cypher II or Cypher III operating system.

It’s time for Ferrari to go all-electric

Ferrari has been dragging its feet when it comes to transitioning to electric vehicles.

It has been early in incorporating some electric powertrain technology in its supercars but reticent in making an all-electric powertrain.

Tesla starts production of 7-seater Model Y electric SUV with third row next month

Tesla will start production of the 7-seater version of the Model Y electric SUV with a third-row next month, according to a new comment by CEO Elon Musk. At the launch of the Model Y last year, Tesla surprised by fitting a third row of seats in the small electric SUV.

Energica, maker of 150 MPH electric motorcycles, is now testing 50-125cc level e-bikes

Last year, Italian electric racing motorcycle manufacturer Energica announced its intent to develop smaller, lighter weight electric motorbikes. Now the company has progressed to bench testing a system that could become the powertrain for more affordable electric motorcycles designed for urban mobility.

GM Cruise gets greenlight to operate true driverless Chevy Bolt EVs

GM Cruise announced that it received the greenlight from the California DMV to operate a fleet of true driverless Chevy Bolt EVs. Over the last few years, GM’s Cruise self-driving division has been operating a fleet of autonomous Chevy Bolt EVs in San Francisco.

Renault unveils sleek new electric hatchback and inexpensive EV

Renault held a virtual event today during which it unveiled a sleek new electric hatchback and an inexpensive new EV under the Dacia brand. The French automaker, like its partner Nissan, has been sitting on an early lead in the electrification of the European market for a while now.

Tesla officially launches Model 3 2021 refresh with more range and features

Tesla has now officially updated its online configurator with the new Model 3 2021 refresh, and as expected, it packs quite a few more updates under the hood. On top of the previously reported aesthetic changes, Tesla has also made new efficiency improvements, including the new heat pump system, a source familiar with the matter told Electrek, and it has delivered longer range across the lineup.

GM unveils Hummer EV: 350-mile electric super truck with $80,000 super price tag

GM has now officially revived the Hummer brand with the launch of the GMC Hummer EV pickup truck.

GM says it will lead the electric revolution, but can we trust them?

GM CEO Mary Barra says the automaker is in position to lead the electric revolution. But considering GM’s past (and present) anti-EV efforts, can we trust that is the direction they are heading and with appropriate speed?

Maid of The Mist Ferries Are Electric and Truly Zero-Emission

Earlier this month Maid of the Mist launched two new-generation all-electric ferries, which take tourists to Niagara Falls, “to experience one of the wonders of the natural world undisturbed by exhaust fumes, engine noise or vibrations”.

Fiat Shows Production Line of The New 500 Electric

Fiat has revealed its highly advanced production line of the New 500 model (electric-only, based on an all-new platform), at the Mirafiori plant in Turin, Italy, which with around 20,000 employees is the largest FCA complex in the world.

Bollinger previews electric trucks’ modular battery pack, skips the skateboard platform

Bollinger Motors last week provided a little more detail about the battery pack that will power its lineup of rugged trucks, encompassing the B1 SUV and B2 utility pickup, plus other commercial layouts.

Tires could be costing EV owners an extra charge a year, study suggests

Over the life of an electric vehicle, tires can have a profound effect on electric vehicle range and efficiency. That has been given more nuance with a new collaborative study, between Geely Research Institute, Shanglong Linglong Tire Co., and ExxonMobil—and reported earlier this month in SAE International.

Battery supplier SKI: 500 miles of range with 20 minutes of fast-charging, ready in 2021

The South Korean supplier SK Innovation revealed Thursday that it’s developing cells that will only need two quick 10-minute charges to cover more than 500 miles of range when installed in an EV.

Wireless EV charging gets a boost: Single standard will harmonize systems up to 11 kw

The standard—officially SAE J2954—applies to inductive-charging systems up to 11 kilowatts. As with existing SAE standards for other charging methods, J2954 will harmonize new systems, allowing for increased interoperability between hardware and vehicles from different manufacturers.

New Jersey might join California ban of gasoline new-car sales by 2035

New Jersey might be the next state to ban sales of new gasoline and diesel cars.

Last month, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order banning sales of new internal-combustion cars by 2035; and now a report from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recommends that lawmakers in that state do the same.

This startup aims to make India’s EV sector aatmanirbhar by using AI to repurpose Li-ion batteries

Delhi-based startup Ziptrax Cleantech leverages AI to repurpose discarded Li-ion batteries and manufactures battery packs for electric two and three-wheeler vehicles.

Renault Zoe EV spotted on test run in India

In news that is bound to get a lot of people’s hopes up – the Renault Zoe electric car has been spotted testing in India, guys. Sure, this is not the first time the Zoe has been spotted out and about here, but when you see a new car testing in the country often enough, you are bound to wonder if the launch is on the horizon. Then we must also account for the fact that it is common knowledge that Renault is considering launching an EV in India; this is why it showcased the Renault K-ZE EV concept at Auto Expo 2020 as well. However, the French automaker is said to not have made up its mind about which electric car it may launch in India.

Why Tesla’s 20-million electric vehicle goal could next take Elon Musk to India

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/10/22/teslas-20-million-ev-goal-could-take-elon-musk-to-india-next.html

Tesla and its CEO Elon Musk are focused on building out factories around the world to complement its Fremont, California, electric vehicle plant where the company started. The EV maker spent over $1 billion in the past quarter including on new factories in Austin, Texas, and Brandenburg, Germany, and Musk commented after its Wednesday third quarter earnings that he is “amazed” by the progress at the Shanghai, China, Gigafactory. Tesla thinks it can reach 20 million vehicles by 2030.

Tesla plans to build its fifth Gigafactory, but it is not in India

After Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed the electric vehicle manufacturer’s India entry ‘next year for sure’, there has been talks of where the company is likely to set up its base, if at all. Few state governments have already invited Tesla to use their lands for manufacturing electric vehicles, but nothing has been finalized yet officially.

Citroen India to enter mass market EV space by 2022, to bring in flexi-fuel cars by 2021

French carmaker Groupe PSA is planning to focus on cleaner fuel including electric powertrain and SUVs for its Citroen brand to carve a space for itself in the highly competitive Indian passenger vehicle market.

EQC, the first all-electric Mercedes SUV, launched in India at ₹99.30 lakh

Mercedes EQC has officially been launched in India at ₹99.30 lakh (ex-showroom, India, for first 50 units only), available in six cities in phase 1 - Delhi, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, and Hyderabad. The EQC is a statement of intent from Mercedes-Benz and becomes the first EV in the country’s luxury car landscape. With a range of around 350 kilometers and a warranty of eight years on the battery pack, Mercedes is determined to surge ahead in the EV space which is now taking shape in India.

Tata Altroz EV to be launched in India soon; here is all you need to know about India’s first premium hatchback electric car

India’s leading auto maker Tata Motors will launch the electric version of its premium hatchback Altroz in the domestic markets soon. The car had garnered positive attention when it was first unveiled to the public alongside its ICE version at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland.

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VW Polo ane Mini Clubman are in the same price range? :flushed:

Haha yeah, even I noticed that. I think that is probably a typo or we are misreading something!

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Why isn’t anybody talking about Ultracapacitors and it’s implementation into public transport and Megawatt scale form factor systems. P.S Make sure to watch Fully Charged on YouTube regrading their trip to Estonia.

If you can find any source, please feel free to add it on :slightly_smiling_face:

Cap systems can be implemented in large vehicles. Workkng vehicles have been around since 2003 or so. Is this something new happening?