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Flurry of electrifying announcements from the auto industry

Mercedes challenges Tesla with an all-electric SUV

Mercedes-Benz unveiled its first fully electric SUV today in Stockholm, the first in a long line of electric vehicles the automotive juggernaut will roll out over the coming years as part of its new EQ sub-brand. The EQC will run to 60 mph in under five seconds, go 200 miles between charges, and when it enters production in 2020, it will find itself in a world of increasingly fierce competition.

The EQC unveil comes amid a flurry of electrifying announcements from the auto industry. Later this month, Audi will debut its own electric SUV, the e-Tron. BMW just began taking orders for its upcoming iX3 electric SUV. Tesla is showing the production version of its gobsmacking, revived Roadster at the Grand Basel motor show in Switzerland this week. Jaguar is gearing up to start US deliveries of its much-lauded electric i-Pace later this year.

http://www.wired.com

Tesla could make it through 2018 without running out of money

Tesla Q2 earnings

Tesla reported second-quarter earnings on Wednesday after the close of market. The company lost more than expected but also brought in more revenue: more than $4 billion. Importantly, although Tesla yet again spent a lot of money in the quarter, it retained $2.2 billion in cash on its balance sheet and slowed its cash burn — remarkable, given the problems it encountered with its Model 3 roll-out.

That’s about $1 billion less that it had at the end of 2017 — but just $500 million less than what it had at the end of the first quarter. The company now expects to hold total capital expenditure under $2.5 billion for the full year while adding to its overall cash position.

http://www.businessinsider.com

Driverless cars similar to antibiotics says Carlos Ghosn

We’re Five Years From Safe, Driverless Cars For All

Carlos Ghosn, CEO of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance,  has detailed the impact of the driverless car on human daily lives (Interview at BFMTV). There are between 1,3 million and 1,4 million death on roads every year in the world. The driverless car will eliminate 90% of the fatal accidents.

https://www.forbes.com/

China wants half of the electric vehicle business

China signed a deal to secure a huge amount of the global supply of cobalt, key component of electric cars batteries

China has signed a huge deal to secure the lion’s share of global cobalt supply — a core component of electric car batteries. The deal will see GEM — a $4.6 billion company listed on the Shenzhen stock exchange — purchase 50,000 tonnes of cobalt from mining company Glencore over the next three years. According to the Financial Times, that’s equal to half of the world’s total cobalt supply in 2017 — and comprises around one third of Glencore’s total production estimates through 2020.

The Glencore deal locks in China’s position as a market leader in the manufacturing of electric car batteries globally — given that it already produces more than 80% of the world’s refined cobalt. Prices for the metal have doubled over the past two years as electric vehicle manufacturers scramble to secure adequate supplies.

http://businessinsider.com…  March 15, 2018

Volkswagen invests $11.8 billion to build China electric cars

15 all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles over the next 2 years

Volkswagen Group said on Thursday it plans to spend 10 billion euros ($11.8 billion) by 2025 to develop and manufacture all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles as it seeks to comply with upcoming stringent rules in China.

The group, which includes Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) and Audi AG (NSUG.DE), intends to launch 15 of the so-called new energy vehicles (NEV) models over the next two to three years, and an additional 25 after 2025, China chief Jochem Heizmann told Reuters on Thursday. China’s NEV production and sales quotas, which must be met by 2019, have prompted a flurry of electric car deals and new launches as automakers in China race to ensure they do not fall short. Automakers that do fall short will be required to buy credits.

Tesla wants to produce cars in China

Tesla reaffirms effort to build cars in China; mum on deal report

Electric car maker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) reaffirmed on Sunday it is talking with the Shanghai municipal government to set up a factory in the region and expects to agree on a plan by the end of the year, but declined to comment on a report that a deal has been reached.

http://www.reuters.com…  Mon  23  October 2017

China mulls going 100% electric

China wants to ban petrol and diesel cars

The Chinese government has signalled it will join the line of nations queuing up to ban the sale of diesel and petrol vehicles in the coming decades.

A senior official has told the Chinese car sector that the industry department in Beijing has begun “research on formulating a timetable to stop production and sales of traditional energy ­vehicles”, according to a report from the state news agency Xinhua.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk…  Mon.,  11  September 2017

Could Chrysler be sold to a Chinese company?

China’s Great Wall confirms interest in Fiat Chrysler

A direct overture by Chinese automaker Great Wall Motor Co Ltd to Italian-American automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV sent FCA shares up sharply on Monday, as investors cheered the potential sale of the storied Jeep brand. It was not immediately clear whether Great Wall Motor wanted all or part of FCA.

Automotive News first reported earlier on Monday that Great Wall Motor’s President, Wang Fengying, plans to contact FCA to discuss acquiring the Jeep brand. “With respect to this case, we currently have an intention to acquire. We are interested in (FCA),” an official at Great Wall Motor’s press relations department told Reuters. He declined to give his name and gave no further details.Two people familiar with the matter said Great Wall Motor had asked for a meeting with FCA to make an offer for all or part of the group.

FCA, which is incorporated in the Netherlands and based in London, said in a statement it had not been approached by Great Wall Motor, and was implementing its current business plan. Its main investor, Italy’s Agnelli family, declined to comment.

http://www.reuters.com…   Tue.,  22  August 2017

Tesla: 1,800 Model 3 reservations a day

The waiting list for Tesla’s new Model 3 is growing fast

Tesla (TSLA) said Wednesday it is now averaging more than 1,800 net reservations each day for its cheaper electric car, following an event last week to hand over keys to the first 30 Model 3 vehicles. Tesla did not provide an updated figure for its total waiting list. At the event last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the reservation number was over 500,000. On a conference call with analysts Wednesday, he clarified the number was actually 455,000, including cancellations.

The strong demand is a mixed blessing for Tesla as it grapples with scaling up production to make good on deliveries for its first mass market car. Tesla said it remains “on track” to hit its production goals. Tesla expects to produce 1,500 Model 3 vehicles in the upcoming third quarter, 5,000 vehicles produced per week by the end of this year and 10,000 per week by the end of 2018.

http://cnn.com…   Thu.,  03  August 2017

US Administration bets on the Electric Vehicule industry

White House unleashes dollars to bolster infrastructure for electric vehicles

The White House has just given a boost to the e-car business. Unless you live in an area of the U.S. with plentiful electric vehicle chargers, buying an EV is a nonstarter, or at best a tough choice. Even if you can charge your car at your house, who wants to face the prospect of needing a tow home if you run out of juice? A wide and dense network infrastructure of electric car charging stations is absolutely essential to the dreams and intentions of car manufacturers, government regulators, and anyone else hoping for the shift from fossil fuel dependency. Thursday’s expansion by the federal government of a $4.5 billion guaranteed loan program to support large-scale deployment of electric vehicle charging facilities and other actions in support of EVs is a big step in that direction.
http://www.digitaltrends.com  Sat,  23 July, 2016

Tesla new battery

Highly successful United States electric car maker Tesla Motors has unveiled Tesla Energy, storage systems or batteries for homes, companies and utilities that will expand its business beyond electric vehicles and tap into a fast-growing area … http://econews.com.au/ — Sun, 03 May 2015 14:47:14 -0700

Driveless cars

Last month, the UK became the first country in the world to launch government-funded trials of driverless technology, with tests currently being piloted in six locations around the country including Greenwich, Bristol and Milton Keynes.
http://www.shropshirestar.com/ — Wed, 25 Mar 2015 23:30:26 -0700

APPLE builds a large-scale battery division

Apple Inc is discussing a settlement in a lawsuit brought by electric car battery maker A123 Systems, which accused the iPhone maker of poaching top engineers to build a large-scale battery division.
http://www.businessinsider.com/moneygame — Tue, 03 Mar 2015 15:34:45 -0800

10 best cars of the year

Its remarkable efficiency of 91 miles per gallon in European cycle testing is an eye-popping statistic, even if it falls short of the 118 miles per gallon (U.S.) economy claimed for the Cactus Airflow concept the automaker showcased in Paris last year. 2015 Mustang GT. Source: Ford … Throw in the improved handling from the independent rear suspension and the 5-star NHTSA safety rating for the new Mustang and you have a worthy contender for World Car of the Year. 2015-genesis-11. http://wallstcheatsheet.com/ — Tue, 17 Feb 2015 21:49:40 -0800

APPLE projects to launch a car

Technology giant Apple is learning how to make a self-driving electric car and is talking to experts at carmakers and automotive suppliers, an automotive source familiar with the talks said on Saturday.

H for Hydrogen

Japan Makes a Big Bet on the Hydrogen Economy. February 10, 2015. Japan’s push to develop hydrogen storage technologies may get a boost from Toyota’s decision to give away its fuel-cell patents. The auto giant offered up nearly 6,000 …
http://jeremiadus.com/ — Tue, 10 Feb 2015 06:09:09 -0800