21 Jan 2019 | Hyundai IONIQ To Get 37% Larger Battery, Toyota and Panasonic To Form Joint…



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Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Monday 21st January 2019. It’s Martyn Lee here and I’ve been through every EV story I can find today, and picked out the ones I think you need to know about.

Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they’ve built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It’s a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too.

WILL AT EV WIN THE WHAT CAR? AWARDS

Tomorrow night What Car? will name the best new cars on sale in the UK, and crown one overall champion as our Car of the Year for 2019. These are the cars in contention…What Car? has revealed the shortlist of 61 new models in contention for its prestigious 2019 Car of the Year title. The winner will be announced on Tuesday 22 January at the consumer champion’s annual Car of the Year Awards ceremony, held in association with Warranty Direct and BNP Paribas Cardif. Hyundai Kona EV – This all-electric version of the Kona electric SUV offers a huge range, a great driving position and is surprisingly spacious inside too. Hyundai Nexo – This electric SUV is powered by hydrogen and has an official range of 497 miles. If you can live with the faff of filling it up, the Nexo is an appealing £60,000 choice. Jaguar I-PACE – The I-Pace is an appealing option, whether you’re after an electric car or simply a luxury SUV. It offers big range between charges, futuristic looks and entertaining handling. Kia e-Niro – This all-electric version of the Kia Niro SUV managed an impressive 253 miles between charges on our Real Range tests. It feels quick on the road and is reasonably spacious inside. Nissan e-NV200 Combi – Electric MPV offers seating for up to seven and has an official range of up to 187 miles. Like most electric cars, it can get you up to speed pleasantly quickly.

TOYOTA, PANASONIC TO SET UP EV BATTERY JV IN 2020

Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) and Panasonic Corp (6752.T) are set to launch a joint venture next year to produce batteries for electric vehicles (EV) in an effort to compete with Chinese rivals, a source familiar with the matter said.” according to a Reuters report: “The joint venture, to be owned 51 percent by Toyota and the rest by Panasonic, could also provide batteries to Toyota’s EV technology partners Mazda Corp (7261.T) and Subaru Corp (7270.T), the source said on Sunday. Under a planned joint venture, Panasonic would shift most of its prismatic battery-related equipment and facilities in Japan and China to the joint venture, while those producing batteries for U.S. EV maker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) will remain under the company, the source said.”

https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-toyota-panasonic-idUKKCN1PE05R

RENAULT ENDS YEAR 2018 ON A HIGH

The end of the year for Renault was pretty significant as French manufacturer reports sales of 7,000 all-electric cars in December, which is not only 77% more than a year ago, but also an all-time record” says Mark Kane for InsideEVs.com: “Outstanding results are the fruit of record sales of both, the ZOE and Kangoo Z.E. Here are numbers for December and the full year (excluding Twizy): Renault ZOE – 5,611 (up 61%) and 40,508 YTD (up 27%), Renault Kangoo Z.E. – 1,363 (up 196%) and 9,004 YTD (up 107%), Renault Master Z.E. – 26 and 102 YTD (new).”

Renault Sold Record 7,000 Electric Cars In December

ELECTREK REVIEW JAGUAR I-PACE

Fred Lambert spent 4 days in the I-PACE and has a pretty long review on Electrek. His conclusion: “There’s a lot to like about the I-Pace. I think it’s one of the best-looking vehicle out there period. The range is going to be good enough for most people, especially if you plan to use it to get around a city, but I think it would be hard to take the vehicle on a road trip that requires more than two full charges at least until the non-Tesla charging infrastructure with over 100 kW of capacity becomes more extensive. It’s starting to be the case in Europe but less so in the US, and I think that will be reflected in the sales of the I-Pace – though the US could eventually catch up with a few new networks coming up. I think the I-Pace would make a great family vehicle as long as you are not expecting the space of a full-size SUV.”

Electrek Review Jaguar I-PACE: a stunning electric vehicle with some issues

2020 HYUNDAI IONIQ ELECTRIC ARRIVES THIS SEPTEMBER WITH MORE RANGE

“The hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions of the Hyundai IONIQ will receive their facelift first in July, two months later the electric version will get its.” report Pedro at PushEVs: “The battery capacity will increase from 28 to 38,3 kWh (37 %), while the range…

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EV Chargers, an informal discussion with James (“James and Kate”)



Informal discussion about chargers and charging needs for the future. Being significantly more experienced I was keen to pick Jame’s brain on a few things that have been on my mind.

Although, not staged for videoing and sharing the cameras were rolling and I thought many others might be interested in the discussion.

With thanks to James for his views and permission to share.

James and Kate YouTube channel..
https://www.youtube.com/user/James0852

UK Kona Electric prices:
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=279912596069915&id=216339399093902

UK Kona Electric specs:
https://m.facebook.com/groups/427772691036190?view=permalink&id=430434884103304

Facebook Page:https://www.facebook.com/Hyundai-uiet-Electric-EV-216339399093902/

Email: konaelectric.uk@gmail.com

Twitter: @KonaElectric https://twitter.com/KonaElectric?s=09

UK Kona EV owners group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/427772691036190/

The EV Puzzle channel link:
http://www.youtube.com/c/TheEVPuzzle

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Instavolt/Bannatynes Rapid charger Norwich with my Kona Electric



UK Kona Electric prices:
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=279912596069915&id=216339399093902

UK Kona Electric specs:
https://m.facebook.com/groups/427772691036190?view=permalink&id=430434884103304

Facebook Page:https://www.facebook.com/Hyundai-uiet-Electric-EV-216339399093902/

Email: konaelectric.uk@gmail.com

Twitter: @KonaElectric https://twitter.com/KonaElectric?s=09

UK Kona EV owners group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/427772691036190/

The EV Puzzle channel link:
http://www.youtube.com/c/TheEVPuzzle

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ChargePoint Express 250: Bolt EV 150 A DCFC Session



I was finally able to log a 150 A session on the ChargePoint Express 250 station at ChargePoint Headquarters. The session went mostly as expected; however, the first step down from 150 A didn’t occur until 54% battery. Also, because this charger is limited to 150 A (the Bolt EV’s maximum charging current), I still wasn’t able to confirm whether the Bolt EV can draw additional power for battery conditioning and climate control when more than 150 A is available from the charger.

https://www.plugshare.com/location/68932

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Have An EV, You Need A Good Charging Infrastructure, Right?



Today we run two 30 kWh Leafs 300 miles to test out the charging infrastructure on Ecotricity’s Electric Highway, the Polar Network as far as possible and CYC in Scotland. Also some friendly competition between myself and Jonathan of Eco-Cars. It should be fun!!!!

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Hyundai Kona EV home charging options



Test charging my Kona using both the Granny cable (ICCB) supplied with the car and my Zappi charger.
Rates, times and efficiency. Additional test including an extension lead in front of the ICCB.

For accuracy I charged the car to an even 10% boundary before starting, letting the car cut off using the charge limit feature. For each test I again used the charge limit to charger just 10% . This seemed to be the most accurate way to compare multiple charges methods.

Of note the plug of the extension cord was quite warm, not hot but definitely warmer than that of the Granny cable on its own.

UK Kona Electric prices:
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=279912596069915&id=216339399093902

UK Kona Electric specs:
https://m.facebook.com/groups/427772691036190?view=permalink&id=430434884103304

Facebook Page:https://www.facebook.com/Hyundai-uiet-Electric-EV-216339399093902/

Email: konaelectric.uk@gmail.com

Twitter: @KonaElectric https://twitter.com/KonaElectric?s=09

UK Kona EV owners group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/427772691036190/

The EV Puzzle channel link:
http://www.youtube.com/c/TheEVPuzzle

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18 September 2018 | 300,000 VW EVs On MEB Platform, Hyundai Joins In With EV Racing and Elon…



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Well good morning, good afternoon and good evening, wherever you are in the world, hello and welcome to the Tuesday 18th September edition of EV News Daily. It’s Martyn Lee here with the news you need to know about electric cars and the move towards sustainable transport.

 

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World Premiere in Bremervörde: first hydrogen powered fuel cell passenger train in regular service. Congrats @Alstom

 

300,000 VOLKSWAGEN EVS ON MEB PLATFORM PER YEAR

Let me start with background. Here in the EU there are new stringent rules coming in for CO2 emissions across your whole fleet of cars and, for VW which sells a lot of cars, that means selling a LOT of EVs. That will dramatically lower your average fleet emissions. If they don’t do it, the fines are per car sold, in increments about how much they pollute. So today was a media day, where journalists got to look at the technical side of VW plans, with Volkswagen demonstrating the centerpiece of the MEB – the rolling chassis without the bodywork and interior. ELECTRIC FOR ALL campaign launched today, the brand will be putting attractive models at affordable prices on the road, paving the way for the breakthrough of electric vehicles. based on the modular electric drive matrix (MEB), a technology platform developed specifically for electric vehicles. Production of the Volkswagen ID., the world’s first series vehicle based on the MEB, will begin in Zwickau at the end of 2019 Range will be from 330km WLTP, going up to 550km By ‘affordable’ they meant the price of equivalent diesel A change for VW, RWD will be standard, AWD optional Will be made in Zwickau, which is set for 1,500 cars / day for Europe by end of 2020, for anything they make on MEB Furthermore, the MEB bundles Volkswagen’s entire production knowledge: it is not a platform for vehicles with combustion engines that has been retroactively modified, but has from the outset been designed to be 100 percent, uncompromisingly electric. As Ulbrich put it: “Our Modular Transverse Toolkit already proved Volkswagen is one of the most successful platform developers in the auto industry. Now, we’re transferring this know-how and this strategy to the electric age. By the end of 2022, four Group brands will be ramping up 27 MEB models worldwide, ranging from compact cars to the lifestyle Bulli. That is something quite unique.”  

All members of the ID. family are designed for fast charging. Using fast charging systems, the battery can be charged 80 percent in about 30 minutes thanks to a completely new, significantly more powerful battery system developed by Volkswagen Group Components.  

IONITY is to have over 100 sites (each one up to 12 chargers) by the end of the year. Up to 350kW So in summary, by the time these go into production this time next year, it will be 4 years since dieselgate. And whilst the legal and financial consequences of that will go on for many more years, out of it will come a 30,000Euro mainstream car, being produced at a rate of 300,000 per year. Talking of thing time next year, Tesla Model 3 RHD models are said to go into production Summer 2019. The timing will be fascinating to watch.  

https://www.volkswagen-newsroom.com/en/press-releases/uncompromising-e-mobility-world-premiere-of-the-modular-electric-drive-matrix-volkswagen-launches-electric-for-all-campaign-4200

 

HYUNDAI JOINS IN WITH EV RACING

I was recently talking about racing series I’m looking forward to – the I-PACE eTrophy, the new Formula E, Rallycross in 2020, but I missed one out. Thank you to George Hartley in San Francisco who is one of our Patreon Supporters, who emailed me at hello@evnewsdaily.com with this one. Hyundai are getting into the scene now by prepping the IONIQ Electric for racing, to compete in the Optima Ultimate Street Car series later this year. The outward signs are the flared wheel arches and Volk TE37SL wheels with 275mm width semi-slick rubber on. However if we take a look under the skin it gets interesting. Hyundai’s engineers decided the stock motor wasn’t up to the job, so they’ve nabbed one from a KONA. That ups the power from 118bhp to 201bhp – so it’s a light weight package with lots of torques to call on. As well as doing some funky racing things with the limited-slip diff, the brakes and the springs, the next challenge with EV racing is how to manage temperatures. Hyundai thought of that too, they’ve upgraded the radiator and the pumps for a…

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Kona EV 180 miles trip, 143 miles left . 323 mile potential range



First decent road trip in wet and cold conditions on the way out and better in the way back.

Game changer? What other EV can do this, this easily without spending Tesla money.

Chargers, who needs chargers enroute?

With 4.9kWh in colder wet conditions and 5.3kWh in 17 degree dry weather the Kona certainly proved itself..

Seeing the incredulous look on an Ioniq owners face sums up this cars ability. A 180 mile trip and still having , in an Ioniq’s perspective, a full battery left!!!

UK Kona Electric prices:
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=279912596069915&id=216339399093902

Facebook Page:https://www.facebook.com/Hyundai-uiet-Electric-EV-216339399093902/

Email: konaelectric.uk@gmail.com

Twitter: @KonaElectric https://twitter.com/KonaElectric?s=09

UK Kona EV owners group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/427772691036190/

The EV Puzzle channel link:
http://www.youtube.com/c/TheEVPuzzle

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How to Use the DC Fast Charger | 2018 Ioniq Electric | Hyundai



Your Hyundai electric vehicle comes equipped with the option to charge with DC Fast chargers. Watch this video to learn more about DC Fast charging and how to locate the station nearest you.

Applicable to 2018 Hyundai Ioniq Electric.

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80:20 charging myth or reality. What do Hyundai recommend for the Kona?



Charging regime. When are you going to charge?

So, how crazy is this? When you buy a car normally do you have to consider how or when you’re going to fill up? No. But with an EV we’re not quite comfortable the that batteries are bullet proof so we want to take care of the battery and not have it degrade on us.

Is it daft or is it sensible?

Charging cycles. Do we need to limit them, whatever they are? Shall we charge, daily, weekly and from and to what charge percents?

I’m sure some owners will just wing it and not care and maybe that’s the right attitude but it’s a lot of money to be wrong so I’m going the cautious route and trying to find out how to care best for my EV battery

How have you charged your EV? Has it degraded at all?

As we’re approaching the time for the first Kona reviews of UK owned cars, mine included, I’m starting to plan tests and review videos. Any thoughts or requests?

Lastly, I’m still considering changing the name of the channel to KONA Electric or Kona Electric ( EV Puzzle). Should I change it to reflect the Kona or should I keep it as is?

https://www.facebook.com/Hyundai-Kona-Electric-EV-216339399093902/

Email: konaelectric.uk@gmail.com

UK Kona EV owners group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/427772691036190/

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