Today’s big EV stories:
• Genesis’ First Luxury EV 'G80' Tops Sales Rankings
• First Tesla Model Y units arrive in Europe
• Tesla quietly delays Cybertruck to 2022
• Company Announces 1 MW Wireless Charging For Tesla Semi
• Legislators propose $2,500 federal tax credit for used EVs
• Kansas City streetlight-mounted EV charger pilot aims for equity, accessibility
• EVs are changing the future of roadside breakdown
• 500 EV models now: Two-thirds of global car sales will be electric by 2040
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GENESIS’ FIRST LUXURY EV 'G80' TOPS SALES RANKINGS
- Genesis' first electric vehicle (EV) G80 has sold more than 2,000 units, emerging as the best-selling model in the domestic luxury EV market, which has been dominated by imported brands.
- The electrified G80 model was released on July 7 and exceeded 2,000 units in orders in three weeks.
- It can run up to 427 kilometers per charge with a high-voltage battery of 87.2kWh. It can charge up to 80 percent of its battery capacity within 22 minutes when charged with a 350kW super-fast charger. A combined maximum output of 272 kW (approx. 370PS) and a combined maximum torque of 700 Nm (71.4 kgf•m) enables the G80 EV model to reach 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds from a standstill.
- The Electrified G80 also makes it possible to use 220V electric appliances outside the vehicle conveniently with the V2L (Vehicle-to-Load) feature.
FIRST TESLA MODEL Y UNITS ARRIVE IN EUROPE
- The first Tesla Model Ys have arrived in Europe. A German manager of the electric car manufacturer made this public on his LinkedIn channel. The official start of deliveries is still scheduled for September, but it looks like the first deliveries could take place in August.
- The Tesla Model Y can be ordered in Germany since the beginning of July. The market launch of the Model Y in Europe is earlier than last stated on Tesla’s website, but later than originally planned.
- The first ship has now apparently docked. Daniel Riek, Tesla’s Senior Key Account Manager in Munich, announced on his LinkedIn profile that the Model Y has arrived in Europe
- Tesla has invited journalists to its showroom in Berlin on 19 August.
TESLA QUIETLY DELAYS CYBERTRUCK TO 2022
- Tesla has quietly pushed the release of the electric pickup to next year on its configuration page, telling you that you'll get to customize your truck when "production nears in 2022." This applies regardless of model — Tesla had already warned that single-motor trucks would arrive later, but that now applies to the dual- and tri-motor machines.
- That could pose a competitive challenge for Tesla. GMC's Hummer EV is now poised to beat the Cybertruck to market barring delays. Even with setbacks, Rivian is still due to release its R1T truck in September. And while Ford's F-150 Lightning isn't due until spring 2022, the Cybertruck may have lost its first-mover advantage.
COMPANY ANNOUNCES 1 MW WIRELESS CHARGING FOR TESLA SEMI
- In order to make commercial sense, the Tesla Semi (whose launch has been postponed again) needs to charge its massive battery packs very quickly. One way to simplify and speed up the charging process could be to to it completely wirelessly and this company says it could deliver systems that could charge the Semi at 500 kW or even 1 MW without any physical connection.
- WAVE stands for Wireless Advanced Vehicle Electrification and in a recent press release, it announced that it was developing wireless charging for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.
- he plan is to have a big primary coil embedded into the road which could send power to a plate that can be up to 10 inches or 25 centimeters away. WAVE explains that
- The current state-of-the-art drayage truck charging features primarily conductive chargers. The recently announced Tesla Semi concept design has the largest advertised range of 500 miles with a target 80% charge in 30 minutes. The battery pack is estimated to be at least 800 kWh (likely much higher to cover full load and all conditions) and must have a target charge rate of at approximately 1.5 MW. The system under development via the US DOE contract of charging an electric drayage truck at extreme fast-charging power levels will be the fastest charger by a significant margin.
LEGISLATORS PROPOSE $2,500 FEDERAL TAX CREDIT FOR USED EVS
- The federal EV tax credit has thus far only been available for new vehicles, but legislation introduced last week in both houses of Congress could change that.
As the chances of big spending on EV incentives and green energy in the bipartisan infrastructure package are looking increasingly grim, there's a bright spot in EV incentives: a separate bill that would establish a national EV tax credit for used EV purchases.
- the "Affordable EVs for Working Families Act," the bill would create a tax rebate of up to $2,500 for used electric cars. The credit would only apply to used cars that are at least two years old and cost less than $25,000, and be structured for EVs and PHEVs much like the existing EV tax credit.
- People would only be allowed one credit per three year period
KANSAS CITY STREETLIGHT-MOUNTED EV CHARGER PILOT AIMS FOR EQUITY, ACCESSIBILITY
- A new pilot project to install electric vehicle chargers on light poles in Kansas City, Missouri, could reduce one of the most commonly cited barriers to greater electric vehicle adoption: The lack of accessible charging infrastructure.
- according to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2019 American Housing Survey, more than one-third of U.S. homeowners — and nearly two-thirds of renters — do not have a garage or carport, which creates a significant barrier to at-home EV charging.
- he lack of access to garages and public EV charging is especially apparent in low-income communities and communities of color.
- Partners analyzed which streetlights can technically support curbside charging based on factors like voltage, control mechanisms and proximity to the curb. Plus, some streetlights in Kansas City only carry power at night and would therefore need upgrades to enable daytime charging.
EVS ARE CHANGING THE FUTURE OF ROADSIDE BREAKDOWN
- Since 2019, the RAC has been fitting its vans with EV Boost, a system that uses the diesel engine and a generator to create electricity. This is then fed to a stricken EV using either a Type 1 or Type 2 connection that is compatible with a claimed 99 per cent of electric cars.
- these chargers launched with a modest 3.5kW power delivery, topping up EV batteries by approximately 14 miles per hour.
- work is also underway on a 7.5kW mobile charger.
- The AA introduced a ‘freewheeling hub’ in early 2021. This attaches to the broken-down vehicle and allows it to be towed without its wheels touching the road and rotating.
500 EV MODELS NOW: TWO-THIRDS OF GLOBAL CAR SALES WILL BE ELECTRIC BY 2040
- Passenger EV sales are projected to increase sharply, rising from 3 million in 2020 to 66 million in 2040, according to BloombergNEF’s Economic Transition Scenario. Globally, EVs will represent more than two-thirds of passenger vehicle sales in 2040.
- In Europe, battery EVs are approaching price parity with ICE vehicles.
- Buses and two- and three-wheelers will maintain the top EV adoption rates.
- There are more than 500 EV models on the market worldwide.
- On average, electric vehicles introduced in 2020 could travel 359 kilometers (223 miles) before needing a charge, up from 166km in 2012.
What’s the ideal location for a charging port on any EV? Petrol filler caps are usually in the same location and forecourts all the look the same. Is it time we encouraged EV makers and charging suppliers to standardize socket location and charger design?
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