17 Mar 2019 | Kona EV Production Drops, Second Life For Audi Batteries and Answers To Question…



Show #418.

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Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Sunday 17th March 2019. It’s Martyn Lee here and I’ve been through every EV story I could find today, and picked out the best ones to save you time.

Welcome to two new Patreon supporters of the show. Firstly new PRODUCER PAUL RIDINGS and ExECUTIVE PRODUCER JILL SMITH who is EVPLUGNPLAY on Twitter.

And we have a new EV club to report on here in the UK. Darren Sant has been driving EV since 2016 and just launched Yorkshire EV Club on Facebook and on Twitter @EVYorkshire, their first meeting being Sunday 28th April in Hull.

And from Paul…Tickets go Live this weekend! For #EV Electric Vehicles Festival British Motor Museum, Sunday 28th July! nyone who has a Full Electric (No Hybrid) are welcome to bring their vehicle along and display it amongst others in the grounds of the museum. Entry includes full entry to the museum.

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HYUNDAI SLASHES KONA ELECTRIC PRODUCTION, BUT WHY?

Tom Molougney for InsideEVs.com: “I was pleased to see Hyundai Kona Electric monthly production numbers raising significantly last fall, and eclipsing the 5,300-unit mark for both November and December of 2018. It was starting to look like Hyundai was going to really try to meet the global demand for this long-range, affordable small crossover. Then came 2019. Hyundai produced only 3,074 Kona Electrics in January and then a paltry 2,168 in February. Even if you combine production of those two months, they don’t add up to November or December’s production total. So, what gives?”

Hyundai Kona Electric Production Down, But Why?

MORE FASTNED CHARGING STATIONS COMING TO UK

“Dutch company Fastned has very ambitious goals to build a European network of 1,000 fast charging stations and is already approaching 10% of the plan, having 88 stations up and running.” Says Mark Kane for InsideEVs: “Most recently, Fastned won a second tender in the UK for 5 more charging stations, which will be included in the network.”

Fastned said: “Fastned will build and operate five fast charging stations (hubs) for electric vehicles across the region. Each station will initially house two 50 kW fast chargers (known as “rapid” chargers in the UK) that will deliver 100% renewable electricity.”

More Fastned Charging Stations Coming To UK

VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT GTE PLUG-IN HYBRID RETURNS WITH UPGRADES

Volkswagen Passat GTE specs: 0 kWh battery (31% more energy than the previous generation – 9.9 kWh) up to 55 km (34 miles) of WLTP range; up to 70 km (43.5 miles) of NEDC range (20 km or 40% more than the previous generation) system output: 160 kW (218 PS) from 1.4 TSI gasoline turbocharged engine (110 kW / 150 PS) and 85 kW / 115 PS electric motor. 6 kW on-board charger (full recharge in around four hours)

SECOND USE BATTERIES FOR AUDI

“Factory tugs in Audi’s Ingolstadt factory now sport the latest in second-hand lithium-ion batteries.” Says Eric at Green Car Reports: “With automakers on the hook in jurisdictions around the world to take back and properly reuse or recycle all the batteries they install in electric cars, various automakers are experimenting with different ways to reuse the depleted batteries that come back from their old electric cars—from using them in new charging stations to selling them to wind farms, to installing them on the roofs of solar-powered apartment complexes. Now Audi is installing them on fork lifts and the tugs it uses to move parts around its main factory in Ingolstadt, Germany. Audi fits 24 of the e-tron’s 36 battery modules into an identically sized tray to give the tugs and fork lifts up to perhaps between 30 and 50 kwh of battery capacity, depending on how much the cells degraded in their original cars. With charging hardware like that in a car, the tugs and fork lifts can be driven to a charging station in the factory and plugged in, saving countless man-hours on the factory line and clearing out space that the large, old lead-acid battery chargers consumed.”

https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1122092_audi-plans-to-put-old-ev-batteries-to-work-in-factory-tugs

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

DAVID FINCH

“Fossil fuels are history. Electric’s the future”

“Burning liquid dinosaurs to make your car go? How prehistoric!”

“Breathe easy, no smells at my rear. I drive electric”

ARILD GEIR…

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Unboxing: Hedbox RP-DC80 and RPC-4X Power Adapter



First Impressions:

The RP-DC80 charger has a large LCD display, and it comes with two backlight colors to give users the ability to view charging details in lowlight conditions. This charger is powered with a two-prong cable and has an additional USB output to charge or power a second device. A D-tap power adapter cable is also included with the charger and can be easily exchanged with the Hedbox RPC-4X power adapter cable to charge camcorders or other 4-pin XLR compatible devices.

Features:

P-DC80

• 1.6-inch LCD display
• Backlight dual color (Red or Blue)
• Battery charging mode
• Powering LED light
• USB power output
• RPC-DT battery charge (D-Tap) adapter power cable
• 110V-220C AC power cord

RPC-4X

• Designed for Hedbox RP-DC80
• Supports constant power supply mode
• Powers units through a 4-pin XLR connections
• Provides constant power of DC 16.V/5A and 90W (Max)

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Unboxing: Hedbox RP-DC30, RP-DC40, RP-DBPU, RP-DFM50 and Batteries



First Impressions

As we unbox more power supply units from Hedbox, we appreciate how adaptable and effortless each of their products perform on live productions or on the go. The Hedbox RP-DC30 and RP-DC40 are interchangeable chargers that can supply power to various batteries with Hedbox’s collection of adapter plates that include the RP-DBPU, RP-DLPE6, RPDFW50, and RP-DFM50. Each of these adapter plates connect to a specific battery or multiple batteries and offers extra flexibility on set.

Features

RP-DC30
• 2-step LED Indicator Display
• Exchangeable power plugs (EU-Euro, US-America, UK-United
Kingdom)
• 12VDC car power cable
• Interchangeable battery plates

RP-DC40
• Large digital LCD display screen
• Implemented back-light
• 12VDC car power cable
• USB Output
• Interchangeable battery plates

RP-DBPU: 1500mAh/16.8V

Compatible with: Hedbox RP-DC50 battery charger

Designed for:
• Hedbox | RP-BPU80; RP-BP85D; HED-BP95D; HED-BP75D
• Sony | BP-U30; BP-U60; BP-U90

RPDFW50: 1500mAh/8.4V

Compatible with: Hedbox RP-DC50, RP-DC40, and RP-DC30 battery
chargers

Designed for:
• Hedbox | HED-FW50
• Sony | NP-FW50

RP-DFM50: 1500mAh/8.4V

Compatible with: RP-DC50, RP-DC40, and RP-DC30 battery chargers

Designed for:
• Hedbox | RP-NPF550; RP-NPF770; RP-NPF970; RP-NPF1000
• Sony | NP-F550; NP-F770; NP-F970; NP-FM91; NP-QM91
• Panasonic | AG-BP25; AG-EZ30P; VW-B202; VW-VBD5; VW-VBDR1
• JVC | BN-628; BN-628U; BN-V812; BN-V812U; BN-V814; BN-V814U

RP-DLPE6: 1500mAh/8.4V

Compatible with: RP-DC50, RP-DC40, and RP-DC30 battery chargers

Designed for:
• Hedbox | RP-LPE6
• Canon | LP-E6

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Unboxing: Hedbox RP-DC30, RP-DC40, RP-DBPU, RP-DFM50 and Batteries



First Impressions

As we unbox more power supply units from Hedbox, we appreciate how adaptable and effortless each of their products perform on live productions or on the go. The Hedbox RP-DC30 and RP-DC40 are interchangeable chargers that can supply power to various batteries with Hedbox’s collection of adapter plates that include the RP-DBPU, RP-DLPE6, RPDFW50, and RP-DFM50. Each of these adapter plates connect to a specific battery or multiple batteries and offers extra flexibility on set.

Features

RP-DC30
• 2-step LED Indicator Display
• Exchangeable power plugs (EU-Euro, US-America, UK-United
Kingdom)
• 12VDC car power cable
• Interchangeable battery plates

RP-DC40
• Large digital LCD display screen
• Implemented back-light
• 12VDC car power cable
• USB Output
• Interchangeable battery plates

RP-DBPU: 1500mAh/16.8V

Compatible with: Hedbox RP-DC50 battery charger

Designed for:
• Hedbox | RP-BPU80; RP-BP85D; HED-BP95D; HED-BP75D
• Sony | BP-U30; BP-U60; BP-U90

RPDFW50: 1500mAh/8.4V

Compatible with: Hedbox RP-DC50, RP-DC40, and RP-DC30 battery
chargers

Designed for:
• Hedbox | HED-FW50
• Sony | NP-FW50

RP-DFM50: 1500mAh/8.4V

Compatible with: RP-DC50, RP-DC40, and RP-DC30 battery chargers

Designed for:
• Hedbox | RP-NPF550; RP-NPF770; RP-NPF970; RP-NPF1000
• Sony | NP-F550; NP-F770; NP-F970; NP-FM91; NP-QM91
• Panasonic | AG-BP25; AG-EZ30P; VW-B202; VW-VBD5; VW-VBDR1
• JVC | BN-628; BN-628U; BN-V812; BN-V812U; BN-V814; BN-V814U

RP-DLPE6: 1500mAh/8.4V

Compatible with: RP-DC50, RP-DC40, and RP-DC30 battery chargers

Designed for:
• Hedbox | RP-LPE6
• Canon | LP-E6

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Unboxing: Hedbox RP-DC100 Charger and V-Mount Batteries



First Impressions

The Hedbox RP-100V Charger provides simultaneous dual charging for two V-mount batteries and can function as a convenient power bank for other devices. The LED Display indicates the status of power, charging, channel, and power bank mode with a red or green light indicator. Located at the bottom is an alternative DC Output that comes with a 4-pin XLR Male to Female cable for charging external devices like monitors or lights and we especially like that it comes with a ventilation cooling system for temperature regulation.

Features

Hedbox RP-100V V-mount Charger

• Digital dual battery charger with zero-volt charging activation
• Intelligent charging systems provide precision control over charging
process
• LED display screen for status and mode
• Integrated locking support stand
• Power bank mode
• RPC-DC4X4 / 4-pin XLR female to male cable
• DC Out 16.5V, 4.5A /75W

All batteries include:

• V-Mount connection holder
• 4-LED power monitor indicator
• Built-in USB, D-tap, and DC outputs
• Power LED light

Battery models by power capacity:

• Hedbox PB-D100V: 98Wh / 6,600mAh
• Hedbox PB-D150V: 154Wh / 1,0400mAh
• Hedbox PB-D200V:195Wh / 13Ah

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Anton Bauer Digital Battery & Dual Charger



First Impressions

For many of our productions, we rely on Anton Bauer’s V-mount batteries to supply efficient power to our handheld cameras and other digital devices, such as client monitors, to help reduce cable usage. The compact design of the Digital V 90 batteries and Dual LP2 V-mount charger will fit easily into our camera kits and travel safely with the built-in temperature control sensors. The additional LCD display on the side of the battery monitors run-time in hours or minutes when connected to a device and percentages when charging or disconnected from any other devices.

Features

V90 Battery

• V-Mount
• Lithium-ion
• 14.4 volts
• 93 Watt hours
• 2.4 lbs
• Power Tap
• LCD display for accurate power supply status

LP2 V-Mount Charger

• Low profile design enables stackability for storage
• Charging algorithm is 40% more efficient than traditional
chargers
• Multi-chemistry charging of the fast chargers reduces cost while
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• Automatically detects which battery has the strongest charge and
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