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Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Sunday 9th December 2018. It’s Martyn Lee here and I’ve been through EV story today so you don’t have to.
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ELECTRIFY AMERICA LAUNCH CALIFORNIA’S FIRST 350 KW EV CHARGING STATIONS
“Simon, a global leader in premier shopping, dining, entertainment and mixed-use destinations, announced that its San Francisco Premium Outlets is California’s first location for electric vehicle (EV) charging systems featuring fast recharging speeds up to 350 kilowatts (kW) from Electrify America.” reports Green Car Congress: “Simon teamed with Electrify America to open 10 DC fast chargers at San Francisco Premium Outlets for public use. The charging site features eight 150 kW chargers and two 350 kW chargers. The 350 kW chargers are capable of recharging an electric vehicle at 20 miles a minute providing 200 miles of vehicle driving range in just 10 minutes.”
POLESTAR 1 DRIVER EXPERIENCE TESTING PROCESS
A new 60 second video has hit YouTube. “Polestar is full-speed ahead with the testing of its first production car. Recently, we’ve seen the company evaluating the hybrid’s structure in crash testing, but now we’re getting a look at research of a more dramatic nature. By dramatic, we mean hitting takeoff velocities for jumbo jets on a wet, banked track.” according to Christopher Smith at Motor1.com: “With 600 horsepower (447 kilowatts) generated by its hybrid powertrain, going fast isn’t a problem. Corralling that power isn’t quite as simple, but that’s why engineers are slinging this validation prototype around wet corners at 140 mph.”
VOLKSWAGEN STARTS COUNTDOWN TO I.D. EV LAUNCH
“Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess and brand Board members met with more than 30 CEOs from suppliers at the MEB Supplier Event, with whom VW is carefully preparing the launch of the all-electric I.D. family.” says Mark Kane at InsideEVs.com today: “The importance of the first model, Volkswagen I.D. hatchback, is compared to the first Beetle or the first Golf. Production will begin at the end of 2019 at the Zwickau plant in Germany, which means that the original timeline was maintained.”
NEW 2020 VAUXHALL MOKKA X TO GAIN ELECTRIC VERSION
From the sexy Polestar to something more everyday, in Autocar: “The next-generation Vauxhall Mokka X small SUV, due to go into production in 2020, will offer an electric powertrain. The move is part of the PSA Group’s plans to accelerate the electrification of the Vauxhall and Opel ranges, including a plug-in hybrid or electric version of every model. That includes a battery-electric version of the next Vivaro van, which is also due in 2020.”
PLUG-IN ELECTRIC CAR MARKET SHARE IN NORWAY NEARLY HITS NEW HIGH
“November brings the 2nd highest market share ever. Despite it being winter, it was another hot month in Norway where all-electric cars sell like hot cakes. The plug-in hybrid, on the other hand, is shrinking pretty badly. In total, some 7,001 new passenger plug-ins were registered last month (up 20.4% year-over-year) at a market share of 56.9% (only 60.1% in September was better).” says InsideEVs.com: “BEVs: 5,087 (up 88.1%, 41.3% market share) + 1,106 ‘used’ + 187 vans (178 new and 9 used) + 3 FCV. PHEVs: 1,914 (down 38.4%, 15.5% market share)”
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