04 July 2019 | LEAF e+ 62kWh Tested For Rapidgate, Aston Martin Shows Off EVs and Massive Boost For Solar

Episode 518,  Jul 04, 2019, 12:01 AM

Testing Suggests New 62 Kwh Nissan Leaf Suffers From #Rapidgate In June 2019, E-Tron Sales Accounted For 3.7% Of Audi Volume In U.S. | Aston Martin Gives A Glimpse Into Its Future In London | London: First Electric Byd Double-Deckers Arrive | 2020 Renault Captur Breaks Cover With Familiar Look, New Tech | Solar Power Installations To Increase 1,600% This Year

Show #518

 

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TESTING SUGGESTS NEW 62 KWH NISSAN LEAF SUFFERS FROM #RAPIDGATE

"A recent road test by German EV rental specialist Nextmove has found that the new 62 kWh Nissan LEAF still suffers from similar DC fast charging throttling (#Rapidgate) issues at elevated temperature as the 40 kWh LEAF." according to Dr Max Holland for CleanTechnica: "the Tekna trim price being £35,895 in the UK (higher prices than its battery electric competition, the Hyundai Kona EV or Kia Niro EV) and €47,000 in Germany (more than the Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus).  whether or not this best-seen-charge-speed of 44 kW was temperature-limited or charger-power-limited, the drastically lower power (28 kW and 24 kW) delivered at subsequent DC charge sessions, corresponding to higher battery pack temperatures (47°C  and 49°C, respectively) can only be explained by thermal throttling. The 24 kW (corresponding to 49°C) was seen on the 2nd DC charge session on the first day of the test. On the 40kWh car, to its credit, in some regions, Nissan has recognised the issue and offered a software update to make the charge power restrictions a little less stringent. This effectively changes the battery management firmware to allow the battery to reach somewhat higher temperatures before restricting the DC charging power."

 

Nissan give this guidance "“The Nissan LEAF is designed to support the majority of journeys in daily life and is equipped with charging safeguards to protect the battery during repeated rapid charging sessions in a short period of time. The time taken for successive rapid charging can take longer if the battery temperature activates the battery safeguarding technology.”

 

https://cleantechnica.com/2019/07/02/initial-testing-suggests-new-62-kwh-nissan-leaf-suffers-from-rapidgate-on-longer-trips/

 

IN JUNE 2019, E-TRON SALES ACCOUNTED FOR 3.7% OF AUDI VOLUME IN U.S.

"In June, Audi e-tron sales in the U.S. were a little lower than in May (726 vs 856), but overall it wasn't a bad result for the second full month of availability." says the InsideEVs Sales Scorecard: "Currently, the e-tron accounts for 3.7% of Audi sales (compared to 4.5% in May), which is significant as the brand balances on the growth/decline edge (in June sales decreased by 0.3% to 19,409). Comparing the e-tron to the Tesla Model X (2,725) reveals a huge difference of around 2,000, but it will be interesting to see how the situation progresses over time."

 

https://insideevs.com/news/357881/june-2019-e-tron-sales-us/

 

Volkswagen quietly announces the new e-up for 2020

"Following the announcements of the ŠKODA CITIGOe iV and the SEAT Mii, the new Volkswagen e-up is finally unveiled to complete the electric city car trio.

 

It’s curious that Volkswagen have not made a worldwide press release yet, since this automaker is the champion of announcing electric cars for the future. Instead, the new Volkswagen e-up was announced at the Volkswagen Nederland website." notices Pedro for PushEVs.com. It turns out this info was also on the Nederlands VW page as far back as APril: "The popular small car Volkswagen e-up! comes in an updated version with up to 260 km range (WLTP test cycle) "

 

https://pushevs.com/2019/07/03/volkswagen-quietly-announces-the-new-e-up-for-2020/

 

ASTON MARTIN GIVES A GLIMPSE INTO ITS FUTURE IN LONDON

"Aston Martin has been showcasing its electrified future in London, with two of its future models on display." reports Motor1.com: "The Rapide E, Aston Martin's first all-electric production car; and the Lagonda Vision concept which showcases the reborn brand and its future all-electric products have been on show this week at Aston Martin's central London showroom in Mayfair. The £250,000 Rapide E is Aston Martin's first all-electric production vehicle, and only 155 will be built."

 

https://uk.motor1.com/news/356858/aston-martin-evs-london/

 

LONDON: FIRST ELECTRIC BYD DOUBLE-DECKERS ARRIVE

"Together with their British partner ADL, BYD has introduced the first of 37 new all-electric Enviro400EV double-decker buses. The first five buses have gone into service in London on Line 43." says electrive: "The Enviro400EV is based on the well-known Enviro200EV, but is larger. The new aluminium body is 10.9 metres long, 4.3 metres high and 2.55 metres wide. The bus is powered by wheel hub motors. The iron phosphate batteries have a capacity of up to 382 kWh, which enables a range of 250 kilometres, according to BYD."

 

https://www.electrive.com/2019/07/03/london-first-electric-byd-double-deckers-arrive/

 

2020 RENAULT CAPTUR BREAKS COVER WITH FAMILIAR LOOK, NEW TECH

"the new Captur will also get a plug-in hybrid powertrain with up to 28 miles (45 kilometers) of purely electric range in mixed use. The so-called E-Tech mill features over 150 new patents from the French manufacturer and should become the segment’s first such offering when it debuts early next year."

 

https://www.motor1.com/news/357843/2020-renault-captur-unveiled/amp/

 

SOLAR POWER INSTALLATIONS TO INCREASE 1,600% THIS YEAR

"NEWLY installed solar power will see a massive 1,600% increase in Spain this year, according to a leading renewable energy union." says the olivepress.es: "The Spanish Voltaic Union (UNEF) predicts the installation of 4,400 MW of solar power this year, up from just 261.7 MW in 2018. The newly installed power will be made up of 4,000 MW of power from large-scale plants, and 400 MW from personal consumers. The spokeswoman added that the repeal of the controversial ‘sun tax’ in April this year has opened the floodgates for new renewable energy. The stultifying tax was introduced in 2015 by Mariano Rajoy’s PP government and penalised houses with solar panels if they wished to remain connected to the national grid. This meant households with solar panels were reportedly paying around €70 per month to national energy companies – even if they never used any external power."

 

https://www.theolivepress.es/spain-news/2019/06/28/solar-power-installations-to-increase-1600-this-year-thanks-to-repeal-of-sun-tax-leading-industry-union-predicts/

 

 

 

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