What’s happening in EV? September 29, 2020

Walmart Canada bumps up their orders for the Tesla Semi truck

Walmart Canada have increased their orders for the Tesla Semi to 130, up from just 15 about 3 years ago. This makes it one of the largest reservations of electrified trucks in the country. It’s part of their new move to target zero emissions by 2040.

Biggest announcements from Tesla’s battery day

Elon Must said that the company will phase out cobalt and aim for a $25k car. They also announced new tabless battery cells, new Model S Plaid, and a new Cathode plant.

Tesla’s Tabless batteries and why it matters

Continuing the news from Battery day, here’s a great explanation of why Tabless batteries matter, and what it means for electric vehicles.

Ford announces plans to produce fully electric vehicles in Canada

Ford has announced a new deal with Unifor, a trade union in Canada to invest $1.8 billion CAD to produce fully battery electric vehicles in Canada. Ford has not confirmed which electric vehicles it plans to produce in Canada.

Volkswagen ID.3 sets out on a marathon tour and testing that spans 20k kms

Volkswagen is all set to being a 20,000 kms long marathon trip through Germany, which is expected to take about two months. The event will support a charity. The initiative will find the drivers stopping to charge the electric ID.3 at some 650 public fast charging stations across Germany. It’s an attempt not only to test the ID.3’s road trip potential, but also the charging infrastructure in the country.

Here’s how Harley Davidson modified 2 adventure LiveWire motorcycles or a 15,000 mile trip

A hidden gem among TV series! If you have access to Apple TV+, would highly recommend you to watch this series. Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman feature in Long Way Up as they embark on a 15,000 mile trip through South and Central America, to LA in the US. Really interesting to watch how they managed charging the bikes and what it feels like to ride electric for long distances.

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This is how new Tesla batteries will looks like.