Rivian, BYD, EV sales records, Electric Cars For Sale, WEEK 14 (2019) News
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In last week's news:
Rivian states their truck is the most aerodynamic truck ever - they used racing technology to make it this way.
Nikola Motor Company made a $16 million equipment acquisition for its hydrogen fuel cell laboratory, this being only an initial investment of several hundred million dollars.
Lightning, the EV motorcycle manufacturer, announced a new model. There will be 3 morels available. The entry-level “Strike Standard” with a 10kWh battery with a range of 70 miles on the highway and 100 miles in the city with a price point of $12990 while the “Strike Mid-Range” with a 15 kWh battery good for 105 highway miles and 150 in the city. This will be priced at $16,998.
Ford F-150 is suspected to be all-electric (with a fake exhaust pipe) or plug-in hybrid.
New spy shots from the site Pro-Street show the Porsche Taycan testing around Copenhagen.
EV Sales boost around the globe
In 2018, 2.1 million PHEVs and BEVs were sold, a 64% increase compared to 2017, reaching a record market share of 2.2% for the year, with a best of 3.8% for the month of December
69% of sales were all-electric models (BEVs) and 31% were plug-in hybrids (PHEVs). By far the biggest market was China, which represents 56% of global plug-in sales. Chinese sales increased by more than 100% in 2018.
GAC Aion S Is Equipped With 58.8 kWh CATL NCM 811 Battery
The car is equipped with the latest NCM 811 battery cells made by CATL. The total capacity is 58.8 kWh, which in the real world should be more than 350 km (218 miles) of range.
Proterra Catalyst E2 35-foot (10.7 m) is the bus with the biggest battery pack (440 kWh) in a 35-foot size.
BYD joins with Pireos Capital to deploy one of the world’s largest battery energy storage plant of 100 MWh in Mexico. The faciity will use BYD’s LiFePO4 lithium-ion battery cells.
The installation will be integrated with a solar panel farm – for the first time in Mexico. The plant could power more than 30,000 households for one day.
BMW i2 to replace the i3 – hopefully it will be nicer to look at
Klaus Fröhlich, one of the members of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Development – hinted at a new BMW i model – the i2, which could be launched in 2024 for under €30,000 ($34,000).
The new car is expected to look more conventional than the BMW i3, but could be similar in size, in the form of small sedan or four-door coupe.
Linear Labs raised $4.5 million to market its electric motor, the Hunstable Electric Turbine.
This motor uses multiple rotors. Compared to existing permanent magnet motors, Linear Labs’s motor makes twice the torque, two times the power output with three times the power density and can offer 10% further range. At least this is what the company wants us to believe – I really hope they will be right.
New York City Transit will add 15 New Flyer Xcelsior CHARGE low-floor, sixty-foot electric transit buses to its fleet.
NYCT plans to fully electrify its entire fleet by 2040.
In March, 1 in 3 cars sold in Norway was a Tesla
Registrations of new passenger plug-in electric cars amounted to a record 12,764, which is 4,730 or 58.9% more than last year when the old record of 8,034 was established.
The market share increased to a new all-time record of 69.5%.
However, the plug-in hybrid sales decreased for the 9th month in a row:
- BEVs: 10,728 (up 101.1%, 58.4% market share) + 632 ‘used’ + 227 vans (218 new and 9 used) + 4 FCV
- PHEVs: 2,036 (down 23.8%, 11.1% market share)
The plug-in electric car market in Europe grew in February by a huge 36% to almost 32,700 vehicles. The all-electric car category increased by 75% to more than 21k units and 2/3 of total volume, while plug-in hybrids decreased 3%. While the total market share stands at 2.8% we assume than in the next months more than 50,000 plugs-ins could be sold in a single month.
In March, the Tesla Model 3 was the best-selling car - ICE included - in the Netherlands with 2,195 new registrations (5.6% of all sales).
Chinese battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology Co (CATL) informed that its new lithium-ion cell sample achieved energy density of 304 Wh/kg.
BYD Plug-In Electric Car Sales In China Increased By 70%
- Yuan BEV – 4,332
- Tang PHEV – 3,216
- e5 – 2,476
- Qin PHEV – 1,446
- Song PHEV – 1,383
- Qin BEV – 766
- Song BEV – 386
Overall, in China, in the five best selling models for the month three were BYD, which achieved a 22% share in the plug-in car segment:
- BYD Yuan BEV – 4,332 (14,425 YTD)
- BYD Tang PHEV – 3,216 (10,124 YTD)
- SAIC Baojun E100 – 1,011 (9,323 YTD)
- Chery eQ – 3,157 (6,532 YTD)
- Geely Emgrand EV – 3,895 (6,470 YTD)
Also, BYD unveiled in Shenzhen the world’s first 27-meter (88-foot) double-articulated electric bus, the BYD K12A, which can take up to 250 passengers.
In Tesla news:
The Model S ranked as luxury car with highest resale value in Germany.
Hacker gets Tesla on Autopilot to stop at red light with no human intervention.
The power output at existing Supercharger V2 stations I increased to a peak of 145 kW. The Sentry Mode security feature is pushed to Model S and Model X.
Tesla is chosen as the 9th on the Most Innovative Companies in the world in 2019