Every other week, @AnaghDeshpande and I will create this thread to share news happening in the EV space around the world. Feel free to share your own links and anything that interests EV enthusiasts. You can also ask questions to other community members and share your responses as well.
Here’s what happened the last couple of weeks, in a nutshell:
Tesla officially starts Model Y deliveries
Less than a year after unveiling the Model Y in March 2019, Tesla has started delivering the first set of units to customers in the US. Model Y is Tesla’s compact crossover electric vehicle built on the same platform as the Model 3. Tesla is delivering the Long Range AWD and the Performance model, with the standard range model expected to be available in 2021.
Harley-Davidson Livewire review
Electrek had the chance to review the Livewire, the all-electric motorcycle from Harley-Davidson. Electrek notes that the LiveWire is a really well-made, high-performance electric motorcycle that is a thrill to ride. It was built to demonstrate the level of quality and innovation they could bring to the electric motorcycle industry.
Richard Hammond goes on a road-trip in a Tesla Model X
The former Top Gear host, borrowed a Tesla Model X from Tesla and embarked on a 400km road trip from his home to Northwest England. He was traveling with his wife and documented the journey through a vlog. It’s interesting to see a petrol-head’s first time experience in driving a Tesla on a long journey, while also exploring it’s features and supercharging.
Charge your car or bike at a lamp post near you!
Magenta Power, a startup supported by HPCL has unveiled an EV charger that can replace an existing lamp post or installed on existing ones, so you can charge your bike or car when parked nearby.
Indian EV industry hit by COVID-19 outbreak
Indian EV manufacturers are expecting sales to stall due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The outbreak and lockdown measures have led to many manufacturers to shut down production, and a slowdown is expected in the sourcing of raw materials including cells.