26 June 2020 | Polestar 2 Vehicles Start Arriving
California push for zero-emissions heavy trucks starts in 2024 | First European Polestar 2 Customer Vehicles Arrive In Zeebrugge Port | Entry-level Kia e-Niro now on sale in the UK | Nissan Ariya To Be Unveiled On July 15, 2020 | Cadillac Lyriq EV Debuts August 6 | VW trademarks 'e-Samba' in Europe BMW has internal pressure to build electric-only platform | Tesla Semi Joins Delivery Team | How Many Cars Will Tesla Deliver In Q2 2020? Predictions Are Looking Up
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CALIFORNIA PUSH FOR ZERO-EMISSIONS HEAVY TRUCKS STARTS IN 2024
"The state of California is requiring all trucks to be zero-emission beginning in 2024, thanks to a new mandate from the California Air Resources Board. The regulation, which CARB calls the “first in the world,”is meant to be a step towards California meeting its long-term emissions goals." reports Engadget: "The rule would apply specifically to medium- and heavy-duty trucks weighing 8,500 pounds or more. Under the mandate, every new truck sold in California will be zero-emission by 2045, according to CARB. It further states that by 2035 the state will have an all zero-emission short-haul drayage fleet in ports and railyards, and that by 2040 there will be zero-emission “last-mile” delivery trucks and vans."
FIRST EUROPEAN POLESTAR 2 CUSTOMER VEHICLES ARRIVE IN ZEEBRUGGE PORT
The first shipment of Polestar 2 customer vehicles has arrived in Europe. The Belgian transport hub in Zeebrugge received the shipment which is awaited in anticipation by thousands of new Polestar owners. Vehicles for customers in Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK are following closely behind as delivery ramps up to meet customer demand. Deliveries to customers in Switzerland will take place later in 2020.n Sweden and Norway. Handovers are scheduled for August.
The 300 kW all-wheel drive powertrain has a large 78 kWh battery pack that will enable a targeted range of 500 km (310 miles) and a dynamic drive. The car features a suite of driver aids, including the highly advanced Pilot Assist, helping to ensure that the high-performance drive is also a safe one. The panoramic roof keeps the cabin light and airy, while pixel headlights provide maximum illumination at all times.
Norway - NOK 469,000
European Countries ~EUR 58,800
United Kingdom - £49,900
ENTRY-LEVEL KIA E-NIRO NOW ON SALE IN THE UK
Up until now, the e-Niro has been available in a single, high specification model, but that now changes with an expansion of the line-up to include three feature rich versions named ‘2’, ‘3’ and ‘4+’.
For the first time the 39kWh battery pack will be available to UK buyers. The battery is capable of travelling up to 180 miles on a single charge. Available on the ‘2’ specification, the newcomer is priced at just £29,595, after the Plug-in Car Grant has been deducted (£32,595 without). It joins a pair of high specification models in ‘3’ and ‘4+’ grades that feature the high-powered 64kWh battery pack. A driving range of more than 282 miles on a single charge is possible, with the ‘+’ moniker symbolising that it incorporates an AC 11kW three-phase charger as standard, the first time that it has been offered on the e-Niro.
‘2’ 39kWh £29,595
‘3’ 64kWh £33,850
‘4+’ 64kWh £36,145
NISSAN ARIYA TO BE UNVEILED ON JULY 15, 2020
"Nissan announced that the production version of its next-generation all-electric model, the Ariya, will be unveiled on July 15, 2020 in Yokohama, Japan. The Nissan Ariya Concept was shown at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, hinting at a new dual-motor all-wheel-drive platform for the entire Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance." says InsideEVs: "For Nissan, it's a very important new model, which will be key to returning to the EV game, as the Nissan LEAF is no longer a top player these days."
CADILLAC LYRIQ EV DEBUTS AUGUST 6
"We should’ve seen the Cadillac Lyriq by now. The automaker’s first fully-electric crossover was originally slated to debut on April 2 in Los Angeles, but coronavirus brought those plans to a screeching halt. Now – conveniently timed on the same day as Ford’s new F-150 debut – Cadillac wants us to know the Lyriq will arrive on August 6." according to Motor1: "It’s important to remind everyone that the Lyriq is technically a concept vehicle. Cadillac describes it as “not a concept but a precursor,” but the takeaway is the same. When the Lyriq finally breaks cover in August, it still won’t be the EV Cadillac you can buy in dealerships."
VW TRADEMARKS 'E-SAMBA' IN EUROPE
"We first saw the ID. Buzz concept a few years ago, and have since been eagerly awaiting a production version, which we expect in 2022. We don’t yet have an official name for that production vehicle, but the folks at VW ID Talk forum may have uncovered a clue. VW has filed for the “e-Samba” trademark with the European Union Intellectual Property Office."So the “e-Samba” trademark could be the name of the new electric van. Or — and this is what we’re hoping for — it could be the name of a variant of the upcoming vehicle, perhaps one with a ton of extra glass or some other features to help capture the spirit of the original. It’s also possible VW doesn’t have specific plans to use the name yet."
BMW HAS INTERNAL PRESSURE TO BUILD ELECTRIC-ONLY PLATFORM
"BMW is getting some internal pressure to build an electric-only platform and move away from the strategy to build cars with several different powertrain options on the same platform.
In 2018, the German automaker unveiled its fifth-generation electric powertrain technology, which is first going to be used in the iX3 electric SUV. At that point, BMW hadn’t released a new all-electric vehicle in five years, and now two years later, the automaker has yet to bring another one to market." writes electrek: "However, we now learn that BMW is seeing a push internally to build a dedicated EV platform. Manfred Schoch, chairman of the BMW Group Works Council, told Der Spiegel that the German automaker needs its own electric-only platform. Autocar is reporting that a 3 series electric is being tested as well with release expected in the 2023ish time frame. Will it be too late to challenge the Model 3 at that point?"
TESLA SEMI JOINS DELIVERY TEAM
"2Q 2020 is a challenging quarter for Tesla because the Fremont factory was temporary halted the production over a month due to the COVID-19. Nevertheless, seems like Tesla will show high rates that will surprise us because now Semi has joined the delivery team to bring vehicles from Fremont for the quarter-end push." says Tesmanian: "Twitter user @emanueIreyes posted photos demonstrating that Tesla electric trucks are loading up Tesla cars in Fremont. These impressive shots demonstrate that Semi is ready for full functionality. Despite the global crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Tesla maintains stronger-than-expected supplies thanks to, among other things, the dynamics of the Chinese market, which began to recover rapidly after the first quarter."
HOW MANY CARS WILL TESLA DELIVER IN Q2 2020? PREDICTIONS ARE LOOKING UP
"with the quarter coming to a close, Tesla cancels people's U.S. deliveries if they live far away from the Fremont factory, and instead delivers the cars to local buyers. This speeds up the process and allows the automaker to sell more vehicles before the quarter ends. However, it also means that paid reservation holders on the east coast are now waiting longer for a car." says InsideEVs: "Wall Street is predicting a 25% year-over-year drop related to Tesla's Q2 2020 deliveries. Analysts are forecasting 60,000 to 70,000 copies moved. However, Electrek reported that sources are saying the automaker could shock the world with a much higher number. The publication goes so far as to say Tesla may even be able to come close to beating its previous Q2 record of 95,000 deliveries."
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