Porsche Macan EV Coming with Taycan-Beating Range| 10 May 2021
Every other EV brand showed up to Elon Musk’s SNL | Hyundai Ioniq 5 electric hatch starts at just under £37,000 | Spain pours billions into landing European electric vehicle production | Porsche Macan EV Will Arrive with More Range Than Taycan | Rivian Tells Us More About R1T Size & Storage | Big Auto is using the oldest trick in its playbook to steal customers from Tesla
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On today’s podcast:
- Every other EV brand showed up to Elon Musk’s SNL
- Hyundai Ioniq 5 electric hatch starts at just under £37,000
- Spain pours billions into landing European electric vehicle production
- Porsche Macan EV Will Arrive with More Range Than Taycan
- Rivian Tells Us More About R1T Size & Storage
- Big Auto is using the oldest trick in its playbook to steal customers from Tesla
Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Monday 10th May. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to.
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EVERY OTHER EV BRAND SHOWED UP TO ELON MUSK’S SNL
"At least five of Tesla’s competitors bought ad time during Saturday Night Live hosted by Elon Musk, using the billionaire’s appearance to sell their own. non-Tesla EVs." say The Verge: "Commercials for the Audi E-tron, Ford Mustang Mach-E, Volkswagen ID 4, and Lucid Air all aired within the first 30 minutes of SNL. Lucid Motors, a company founded by Peter Rawlinson, the former head engineer of the Tesla Model S who frequently clashes with Musk, teased its commercial earlier in the week. It was its debut commercial for the Lucid Air, a claimed 500-mile EV due later this year.”
Also: "Elon Musk might be getting a windfall of publicity through his opportunity to host Saturday Night Live this weekend, but one of his competitors is also using the event as a launching pad for its own messaging." write AdWeek today: "Sierra Space, a spinoff of aerospace firm Sierra Nevada Corp., has purchased 30- and 15-second preroll ads that will run on YouTube clips of Musk’s SNL content—while also targeting clips with related content like “Elon” or “Musk.”"
HYUNDAI IONIQ 5 ELECTRIC HATCH STARTS AT JUST UNDER £37,000
"Hyundai’s new Ioniq 5 electric hatchback will cost just under £37,000 when it goes on sale in the UK later this year. Available in a choice of two battery capacities and offered in rear- and four-wheel drive guises, the model will also come with the three basic trim levels, plus a high-end launch edition." reports Motor1: "The mechanical options are fairly simple, with the cheapest models boasting a 58 kWh battery and an electric motor that feeds power to the rear wheels. That provides a range of up to 240 miles. Opting for that larger pack extends the range to up to 300 miles, but that will be slightly limited if you opt for the four-wheel drive variants. Those models still get a respectable 287-mile range, but they offer vastly improved performance. Where the 58 kWh RWD models will get from 0-62 mph in 8.5 seconds thanks to their 168 bhp motors, the 73 kWh RWD cars offer 215 bhp – enough to cut that time by more than a second. But the 73 kWh AWD cars are even faster, with 300 bhp taking them from 0-62 mph in 5.2 seconds. Another appealing option is the Vehicle 2 Load pack, which allows customers to use the car’s battery to charge any electric devices, supplying up to 3.6 kW of power."
I still think the party trick is 10-80% charging in 18 minutes.
SPAIN POURS BILLIONS INTO LANDING EUROPEAN ELECTRIC VEHICLE PRODUCTION
"Spain is moving aggressively to land new battery and electric vehicle plants, using billions of European Union pandemic relief funds to avoid being left behind as the global auto sector undertakes the biggest technology transformation in a century." reports Autoblog: "As Europe's second largest car-producing nation behind Germany, and with the automotive sector accounting for 10% of its economy, Spain has a lot to lose as automakers overhaul supply chains and manufacturing for electric vehicles. Germany and number three European producer France are already pouring funds into battery plants, supporting their respective national champion automakers, and both Volkswagen and Renaultare investing heavily in EVs on their home turf. Of the €70 billion to be sent from Brussels in the form of grants, the Spanish government plans to spend 13 billion on sustainable mobility through 2023."
PORSCHE MACAN EV WILL ARRIVE WITH MORE RANGE THAN TAYCAN
"Porsche's best-selling model will have an electric version arriving in 2023, and the company is currently testing prototypes. It'll ride on a new electric platform, have significantly more range than the Taycan electric sedan" says Car & Driver: "The electric Macan will be built on VW Group's Premium Platform Electric (PPE) electric architecture that will be used on a range of future Audi and Porsche products. The EV will borrow the Taycan's 800-volt architecture, which allows for fast charging at a maximum of 270 kilowatts, and like the Taycan, Porsche is planning that the electric Macan will have two battery sizes available. Porsche claims that the Macan EV will have "significantly" more range than the current Taycan. That means it should boast more than the 2021 Taycan 4S model's 227 miles of EPA-estimated range, which is currently the highest in the lineup."
All-electric Porsche Taycan new registrations ahead of the Cayenne SUV in domestic Germany in April. Only second to the 911.
RIVIAN TELLS US MORE ABOUT R1T SIZE & STORAGE
"Rivian says it had the challenge of giving buyers enough room to comfortably seat five people and have room for their cargo/luggage but also have a truck that fits well in the garage if need be. Landing a little smaller than the F-150/Silverado, combined with better packaging because it’s an EV, gives us that." says ClaenTechnica. And on the Frunk: "The company says it fits “a half-dozen full grocery bags or two full-sized coolers.” In the picture, they show it holding a duffel bag, shoes, and other odds and ends. It’s not a tiny storage space at all. It’s also got LED lighting, a 12 volt outlet, and a cargo net."
And on the Gear Tunnel: "Behind the cab and below the bed, Rivian has put in another spot for gear. It opens up on both ends, and has room for the long things you’d take outdoors. From end to end, it’s 65 inches long, or about 5.5 feet (about 1.6 meters). Everyone does different things outdoors, but that’s enough space for quite a few things"
On the Bed: "Measurements from the cab to the back of the down tailgate are just shy of 7 feet, while the width between wheel wells is 50 inches. Not a problem at all. With the tailgate closed, you get that same width, but only 54″ of length. That’s still almost 5 feet, so you can still haul bikes and plenty of other things you’d take outdoors without issue. "
There are 2 x 15amp 120v outlets too, plus air compressor.
BIG AUTO IS USING THE OLDEST TRICK IN ITS PLAYBOOK TO STEAL CUSTOMERS FROM TESLA
"Tesla also has insanely high brand loyalty and massive appeal to people who've never gone electric, so at the moment, it's all on Big Auto to convince consumers that they should buy a Mustang Mach-E or Cadillac Lyriq rather than a Model Y or Model X." says Business Insider: "However, the EV market isn't sitting still. It's currently about 2% of sales in the US, but unlike the gas-engine market, which can't get much bigger, the EV market is poised to grow by swapping internal-combustion share for electric-car share: a million internal combustion vehicles out, a million EVs in. So Tesla must defend and capture simultaneously, fighting the dreaded two-front war."
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