02 May 2019 | Hyundai Ioniq Electric Upgraded 38kWh Battery, Tesla Seeks Capital Range and…

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Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Thursday 2nd May 2019. It’s Martyn Lee here and I’ve been through every EV story I could find today to save you time.

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“The new Hyundai IONIQ family is finally unveiled with updated hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric versions. Let’s see some highlights about the one that matters, the electric. I really like the new Hyundai IONIQ Electric and I think that more range with a lower charging rate at DC fast chargers is a good trade-off, especially considering that the on-board charger was upgraded. Higher range gives us more freedom to avoid expensive and overcrowded DC fast chargers and charge at home – where charging is more convenient and a lot cheaper.” says Pedro at PushEVs.

“The new IONIQ Electric’s battery has been upgraded from 28 kWh to 38.3 kWh, meaning drivers can go even further between charges. It boasts 36% additional energy storage capacity, offering a total of 294 kms of range (internal target under WLTP regulations). Its e-motor delivers a maximum power of 136 PS and 295 Nm of torque and is fitted standard with a 7.2-kW on-board charger – an upgrade from current 6.6-kW – for Type 2 AC charging. Using a 100-kW fast-charging station, the battery can reach 80% charge in as little as 54 minutes. As well as the new convenience features, the new IONIQ’s reimagined interior incorporates new design factors to enhance its sophisticated image. In addition to standard black seat trims, customers have the option of four leather seat colours: Black, Gray two-tone, Red Umber (exclusive for hybrid and plug-in) and Electric Shadow (exclusive to electric version). Meanwhile, the dashboard garnish arrives in Dark Chrome Accent.”

“The new IONIQ’s leading safety package includes Front Collision Warning and Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection with new Cyclist Detection ability and Driver Attention Warning. Lane Keeping Assist and High Beam Assist also come standard. Optionally available as well are Lane Following Assist which keeps the car in the middle of a lane so drivers can navigate safely even in heavy traffic during rush hour, and Intelligent Speed Limit Warning that uses the front camera and information from the navigation system to identify road speed signs and displays the speed limit and no-passing signs in real time. Using the radar sensor to detect the distance from the car in front, Smart Cruise Control with Stop&Go and Leading Vehicle Departure Alert maintains a preset distance to automatically stop and depart again according to traffic conditions. Additional options include Blind-Spot Collision Warning and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning. Taking a cue from its similarly innovative Kona Electric sibling, as a maximum use of regenerative braking technology, the new IONIQ Electric adopts 1-pedal driving capability, which allows drivers to stop the car by simply holding onto the left paddle shift lever with often no need to engage the braking pedal. Working thus via Smart Regenerative Braking, the level of energy recuperation is automatically adjusted depending on the road incline and traffic situation in front when coasting. The new IONIQ Electric also features Eco+, which supplements the standard Eco, Comfort and Sport driving modes. By selecting the Eco+ mode, drivers reduce their energy consumption and the car’s remaining energy can be extended during unforeseeable emergency situations.”

New Hyundai IONIQ family


“Tesla launched a new, cheaper Model 3 with 150km range in Canada to get access to the new $5,000 federal incentive, but we’re now learning that the company is not offering any range upgrade on that new version of the Model 3 — effectively making the vehicle unsellable.” says Fred at Electrek.

“To be eligible for incentives, a vehicle must have a base-model manufacturer’s suggested retail price of less than $45,000 for passenger vehicles with six or fewer seats, and less than $55,000 for vehicles with seven or more seats. For eligible vehicles with six or fewer seats, higher priced versions (trims) are eligible as long as the final manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $55,000 or less.”

“It disqualified Tesla’s vehicles from being eligible to the incentive because the base Model 3, which is only available as an “off-the-menu item”, starts at $47,000. In response earlier this week, Tesla has lowered the price of the vehicle to…


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.

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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 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.”



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


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


“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…


Instavolt/Bannatynes Rapid charger Norwich with my Kona Electric

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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.



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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Well good morning, good afternoon and good evening, wherever you are in the world, hello and welcome to the Thursday 23rd August 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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Kicking off with some news in brief, and some quick bite-size headlines: The government of India is planning to subsidize EV charging infrastructure to speed up the EV revolution there, describing the situation with the well-worn chicken and egg metaphor, what comes first, the cars or the chargers. OPEL/Vauxhall has followed up their teaser with images of the GT X Experimental Concept – a compact SUV concept with coupe appeal, EV powertrain, with inductive charging and a 50kWh battery. Except it doesn’t because they haven’t even built a concept, it’s a picture. So they can give it whatever specs they want. And the average Sale Price Of Tesla Model 3 Now At $59,000, although that’s not an official line from Tesla, it crowdsources 4,600 Model 3 owners and what they paid, with that price going up due to AWD and Performance options more recently available.  


Tesla has flown in 3 production versions of the Model 3 to let Australian fans have a look around. And boy did they ever! Some people queued for hours to get just a few minutes with the car at showrooms in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Australian customers, like all those who paid their deposit over two years ago still have a year to wait before driving their cars. The best guesstimate for local deliveries is production starting in the next 12 months with deliveries to commence in the next 12 to 18 months. Here in the UK we don’t expect RHD model to appear before July 2019. I gather the model on display is the cheapest, long range RWD model, which is $66,610 in local currency before taxes and import duties are applied. Add those and you’re looking at $80,000 drive-away Aussie dollars The queues don’t surprise me because there’s a pent up demand to see it in the flesh. When I went to the Goodwood Festival of Speed earlier this year it’s such aa different experience to studying photos.  


Recently on the show you and I went through the newly official EPA rating of the Hyundai KONA EV, or at least the long range 64kWh battery version, which is the only one being sold in North America. And I even mentioned it was more than the Chevrolet Bolt but I didn’t connect enough dots to make this statement. The KONA EV is the longest range of any electric vehicle currently on sale that isn’t built by Tesla. So the KONA pack stores 4kWH more energy than the Bolt, and as we’ve seen with the IONIQ Hyundai are getting a reputation for building efficient EVs. In terms of charging the KONA i want to say again, Hyundai have this really confusing way of describing it online and on press releases, they give the charge time of 54minutes when connected to a 100kW charger. However please remember, with the current of 200amps on the battery pack, and even 200amps being the max current on the current CCS plug, the theoretical max charge speed is ~72kW. I’ve been guilty in the past of saying it’s capable of 100kW charging but that’s an urban myth for some reason. That’s still a great speed by the way, 54mins to 80% at that speed, 75 mins on a 50kW charger and 9.5hours on the 7.2kW onboard.  


“Hyundai are planning to deliver electric N Performance models after the current crop of N cars, with the Hyundai Ioniq EV N looking to be in the frame.” says carsuk.net: “Hyundai’s N boss Albert Biermann, speaking to Automotive News, says the N Brand won’t be able to avoid electrification past 2021, and he seems to have a clear idea of what could be done. He said: “As an example, we have an Ioniq EV. Were we to find a nice battery, a bigger motor and inverter, we could make an Ioniq EV N with a nice chassis and more power. Something like that is not fully crazy.”  

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“Ford will continue to take a cautious approach to the introduction of electric vehicles in Australia. That is despite the blue oval’s new local boss, Kay Hart, being promoted to the…


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?


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