19 May 2022 | Tesla Privately Offers Texas Model Y’s To Customers

May 19, 11:05 AM

➤ Hyundai Motor Group plans to invest $16.5 billion in S.Korea EV business ➤ Tesla Model Y Standard Range with 4680 cells offered to customers near Giga Texas ➤ Tesla charging hub in Barstow to have 100 stations, most in US ➤ BYD secures $593 million worth of lithium supplies from local producer ➤ Jolt to roll out free EV charging in New Zealand, starting at Mitre 10 ➤ Volvo Trucks is opening its very first battery assembly plant in Belgium ➤ Production in Grünheide still behind schedule - ramp-up expected in July ➤ Toyota, Nissan, Honda are least prepared for zero-emission shift, study shows ➤ EXCLUSIVE China in talks with automakers on EV subsidy extension

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HYUNDAI MOTOR GROUP PLANS TO INVEST $16.5 BILLION IN S.KOREA EV BUSINESS

- Hyundai Motor Group said on Wednesday it plans to invest a total of 21 trillion won ($16.54 billion) through 2030 for the expansion of its electric vehicle (EV) business in South Korea. The South Korean auto group, which houses Hyundai Motor Co and Kia Corp, plans to annually build 1.44 million units of EVs in South Korea by 2030. The 1.44 million units of EV production volume in South Korea would account for about 45% of a combined global EV production capacity of 3.23 million EV units in 2030, the auto group said in a statement.


TESLA MODEL Y STANDARD RANGE WITH 4680 CELLS OFFERED TO CUSTOMERS NEAR GIGA TEXAS

- Tesla sent out emails to reservation holders near Giga Texas, giving them the option to change their order to the new Model Y All Wheel Drive. The Model Y AWD variant is the first to feature Tesla’s structural battery pack and 4680 cells.

- Tesla customer @mmsganesh shared a sample of the email reservation holders are receiving from the company. Tesla shared that deliveries for the latest Model Y configuration are weeks away in the email.

- The new Model Y AWD configuration with Tesla’s 4680 battery cells can go up to 279 on a single charge and accelerate 0-60 in 5.0 seconds.


TESLA CHARGING HUB IN BARSTOW TO HAVE 100 STATIONS, MOST IN US

- Electric car manufacturer Tesla Inc. is building the United States' largest electric car charging hub in Barstow, a remote Mojave Desert town at the midpoint between Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

- Mayor Paul Courtney revealed the world’s most valuable carmaker is already months into construction of Superchargers

- during a Barstow City Council meeting Monday while praising the city staff’s dealmaking skills.

- It will be the largest charging station in the United States, the mayor said. The current largest U.S. charging station is a 70-space location

- A fence currently obscures the early-stage Supercharger site confirmed by Courtney. It sits on roughly four acres of desert, which connects to the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Barstow, spanning the area between the western end of the hotel’s parking lot and the eastern barrier of I-15.

- The Daily Press couldn’t identify references to the new Supercharger project in any news releases or financial disclosures from Tesla or from Edison, nor in any past public agendas of the Barstow City Council or of the Southern California Association of Governments, or SCAG, a broader entity Courtney cited as having behind-the-scenes involvement on the public-official side of the project.


BYD SECURES $593 MILLION WORTH OF LITHIUM SUPPLIES FROM LOCAL PRODUCER

Original Source : https://cnevpost.com/2022/05/18/byd-secures-593-million-worth-of-lithium-supplies-from-local-producer/

JOLT TO ROLL OUT FREE EV CHARGING IN NEW ZEALAND, STARTING AT MITRE 10

Original Source : https://thedriven.io/2022/05/18/jolt-ev-charging-new-zealand/

VOLVO TRUCKS IS OPENING ITS VERY FIRST BATTERY ASSEMBLY PLANT IN BELGIUM

Original Source : https://www.volvotrucks.com/en-en/news-stories/press-releases/2022/may/volvo-trucks-opens-battery-plant-in-belgium.html

PRODUCTION IN GRÜNHEIDE STILL BEHIND SCHEDULE - RAMP-UP EXPECTED IN JULY

Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2022/05/17/production-in-grunheide-still-behind-schedule-ramp-up-expected-in-july/

TOYOTA, NISSAN, HONDA ARE LEAST PREPARED FOR ZERO-EMISSION SHIFT, STUDY SHOWS


EXCLUSIVE CHINA IN TALKS WITH AUTOMAKERS ON EV SUBSIDY EXTENSION


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