Tesla’s TWO Million Mile Battery | 20 Oct 2020
Made In China Model 3's Leave For Europe Next Tuesday | Tesla researchers present battery with 2 million mile lifecycle | Tesla has over 120 operational microgrids |Tesla Expands Charging In Europe | Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid | 16% Plugin Vehicle Market Share In Germany! | LG Chem plans to build a new factory in Europe | BMW produced its 200,000th i3 model | Four Car Charging Networks Join Octopus Energy Network
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On today’s podcast:
- Made In China Model 3's Leave For Europe Next Tuesday
- Tesla researchers present battery with 2 million mile lifecycle
- Tesla has over 120 operational microgrids
- Tesla Expands Charging In Europe
- Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid
- 16% Plugin Vehicle Market Share In Germany!
- LG Chem plans to build a new factory in Europe
- BMW produced its 200,000th i3 model
- Four Car Charging Networks Join Octopus Energy Network
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MADE IN CHINA MODEL 3'S LEAVE FOR EUROPE NEXT TUESDAY
"The first batch of Gigafactory Shanghai’s China-made Model 3 is about to begin their journey to Europe. The vehicles are reportedly en route to the port of Zeebrugge in Belgium, where they will be distributed to countries such as Germany and France." says Teslarati: "Recent reports from Chinese media have announced the shipment of thousands of Made-in-China Standard Range Plus Model 3s from Gigafactory Shanghai. As noted by Tesla owner-enthusiast @Ray4Tesla, the shipments will start next week on Tuesday, October 27. Tesla owner-enthusiast Armand Vervaeck suggested that the China-made Model 3s could be shipped by train to Europe due to the vehicles being fitted with protective wraps. Based on comments under Teslarati’s previous article, it seems that shipments by train would have an estimated arrival time of two weeks."
This does point to towards Model Y coming to Europe, if demand in China allows. And Model 3 from Fremont no longer has to do the 20 day journey down the West Coast, Mexico etc, through the Panama Canal and across the Atlantic. Plus the margin on those MIC cars is much better.
As a commenter notes: "Tesla can charge more for an SR+ in Europe vs China, LFP Version provides better margin compared to the US Model 3 might be battery cell constraint along with the model Y ramp. So to supply Europe, they can further diversify their cells. So I believe they bypass Chinese demand in favor of supplying Europe. Can't wait to see first European YouTube reviews about the MIC M3 build quality etc."
TESLA RESEARCHERS PRESENT BATTERY WITH 2 MILLION MILE LIFECYCLE
"Tesla battery researchers around Jeff Dahn have presented updated test results for their battery cells. Instead of one million miles, the batteries are now expected to last 10,000 cycles and provide traction power for more than two million miles – that’s about 3.2 million kilometers." says electrive: "With “special additives”, the batteries should be able to withstand 10,000 cycles. Assuming a relatively conservative 350 kilometer range per cycle (i.e., a full charge from 0 to 100 percent), this would be 3.5 million kilometers. Whether 3.2 or 3.5 million kilometers: the one million miles or 1.6 million kilometers announced in September 2019 seem to be clearly surpassed. If the batteries were only discharged by 25 to 50 per cent of their capacity, they would show almost no degradation. This is a charge level range that many electric car drivers use in practice – the battery is rarely discharged to less than 20 per cent, on the other hand, it is rarely charged over 80 per cent."
TESLA HAS OVER 120 OPERATIONAL MICROGRIDS
"Tesla has over 120 operational microgrids around the world using its batteries and renewable energy, according to a new comment from an executive. Ever since the launch of Tesla Energy and its stationary energy storage products, Tesla started working on microgrid projects" says electrek: "Michael Snyder, director of engineering and construction, energy projects at Tesla, released the information in a Linkedin post about a new position on the microgrid team: If you like solving problems at the nexus of power systems interactions, protection coordination, system and product level controls, and DERs (Powerpacks, Megapacks, solar, and generators), check out the link below for a microgrid-focused product engineer. We have 120+ operational microgrids around the world with high impact to a variety of communities/customers. This is a unique and rewarding role."
TESLA EXPANDS CHARGING IN EUROPE
Tesla’s Supercharger network has rapidly expanded since the beginning of the quarter with over 250 new Supercharging stalls located all over Europe, with around 240 of these being V3 Superchargers. All our chargers are placed on well-travelled routes which allow you to explore every corner of Europe.
The following Tesla Supercharging sites have been opened since July 1st 2020:
- Denmark: Ikast – 12 stalls
- Finland: Huittinen – 6 stalls (2 V2)
- France: Angoulême, Sisteron, Les Herbiers - 28 stalls (4 V2)
- Germany: Berlin EUREF Campus, Braak, Eschborn, Herzsprung, Wismar, Hilden – 72 stalls (4 V2)
- Iceland: Fossvogur – 4 stalls (V2)
- Italy: Forli – 4 stalls
- Netherlands: Akersloot, Apeldoorn Oost, Middelburg, Rijswijk – 40 stalls
- Norway: Aksdal South, Bamble – 36 stalls
- Portugal: Loule – 8 stalls
- Spain: Aranda de Duero – 4 stalls
- Switzerland: Bulle, Martigny – 16 stalls
- UK: Fort William, Hilton Park Southbound, Leeds-Whitehouse, Lifton, Manchester South, Wyboston – 42 stalls (14 V2)
Across Europe there are over 5300 Supercharger stalls spread across nearly 530 locations and 29 countries in Europe. The Tesla Supercharger Network will continue to expand around the globe to enable all-electric journeys to be effortless.
PORSCHE PANAMERA TURBO S E-HYBRID
"Porsche has announced two new hybrid powertrains for its Panamera hatchback and Panamera Sport Turismo estate, bringing back the 4 E-Hybrid and Turbo S E-Hybrid models to the range. These join the 4S E-Hybrid that was launched when the Panamera was facelifted a few months back" writes evo.co.uk: "The Turbo S E-Hybrid reclaims its position as the most powerful Panamera derivative, now peaking at 690bhp, 9bhp more than before. The extra power is derived from the 4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine at the core of the powertrain, which on its own produces 563bhp. Despite its near 2500kg kerb weight, the Turbo S E-Hybrid will reach 62mph in 3.2sec (0.2sec quicker than the previous model) and go on to 196mph, while also being able to cruise for up to 31 miles on the electric motors alone. "
16% PLUGIN VEHICLE MARKET SHARE IN GERMANY!
"The German plugin vehicle market had another record month in September, with a little over 41,000 registrations. Plugin hybrid (PHEV) registrations continued going through the roof, up 463% to 20,127 units" reports Clean Technica: "The plugin vehicle share reached a record 16% (8% fully electric vehicles/BEV), pulling the yearly tally to 10% (4.8% BEV), so this market has officially reached double digits, also known as … The Disruption Zone."
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LG CHEM PLANS TO BUILD A NEW FACTORY IN EUROPE
Reuters says: "LG Chem is looking for a site to build a new factory in Europe, as it plans to more than double its global car battery capacity to 260 gigawatt hours (GWh) by 2023, from 120 GWh this year."
"LG Chem already has two battery cell plants in Europe and both are in Poland where most of LG Chem’s global battery cell production is located. If production capacity is expanded at its already operating plants, LG Chem can produce 120 GWh annually and this would be enough to assemble more than 2 million (2.400.000) battery packs with 50 kWh each." according to PushEVs: "With a third battery cell plant in Europe LG Chem expects to reach a global annual production capacity of 260 GWh by 2023. This would be enough to produce more than 5 million (5.200.000) battery packs with 50 kWh each."
BMW PRODUCED ITS 200,000TH I3 MODEL
"The 200 000th BMW i3 model rolled off the production line yesterday – almost silently as always. The BMW i3s with Fluid Black metallic paint finish and accents in BMW i Blue was produced for a customer from Saxony and will be delivered by the BMW branch in Leipzig."
"With the start of production in 2013, the plant in Saxony became a pioneer and centre of excellence for sustainable mobility. The BMW i3 was the BMW Group’s first purely electrically powered large-scale serial model and also the company’s first vehicle with a passenger cell made of carbon fibre reinforced plastic"
FOUR CAR CHARGING NETWORKS JOIN OCTOPUS ENERGY NETWORK
Octopus Energy announces that four electric vehicle (EV) charging firms have joined its Electric Juice Network in a bid to simplify on-street charging.
Leading charging networks Franklin Energy LiFe, Hubsta, Alfa Power and Plug-N-Go have joined the roaming service, taking the total number of chargers to over 1,000 across the UK. They follow Char.gy and Osprey (formerly Engenie) who joined the network on its successful Beta launch in May 2020.
Drivers of electric vehicles will now be able to pay with their Octopus Energy account across the participating charging networks, with all costs appearing on a single bill.
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