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Old 8th February 2020, 18:10   #511
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Ratan Tata has views different from the TATA officials on Hybrids:


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The jump to all-EV is difficult, especially without omnipresent charging infrastructure," The approach should realistically legislate the different types of propulsion systems and our journey to electric vehicles can always be supported by improvement in IC Engines and introduction of hybrids

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Hyundai Motor Group has partnered with Canoo for development of EV architecture for Hyundai and Kia models. I was wondering whether the skate board platform proposed by Canoo is any different from the ones already being used by Hyundai and Kia? Or is it to capture economies of scale with a supplier who has already invested in the development?

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As part of the collaboration, Canoo will provide engineering services to help develop a fully scalable, all-electric platform to meet Hyundai and Kia specifications. Hyundai Motor Group expects the platform to help facilitate its commitment to delivering cost competitive EVs.

“We were highly impressed by the speed and efficiency in which Canoo developed their innovative EV architecture, making them the perfect engineering partner for us as we transition to become a frontrunner in the future mobility industry,” said Albert Biermann, head of R&D, Hyundai Motor Group.

Hyundai Motor Group expects an adaptable all-electric platform using Canoo’s scalable skateboard architecture to enable a simplified and standardized development process for Hyundai and Kia electrified vehicles.
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Plastic batteries that won't catch fire set for mass production.

Sanyo Chemical unit to start new factory in Japan next year.
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The factory, which Sanyo Chemical describes as the first of its scale in the world, will produce plastic lithium-ion batteries that will not catch fire even if punctured by a nail or drill.

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Old 29th February 2020, 09:31   #514
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The below graph is not surprising as the Model 3 definitely reduced Tesla's per unit revenue and realization (Source: Bloomberg channel on Youtube).

Also not expected to improve with the Model Y expected to be priced between USD 39k-47k. Also, Tesla is not able to keep up with the demand for the Model X as of now, I wonder how they will be able to launch and supply another model?!
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Excerpts from GM's EV day press conference held on 4th Mar'20:

Comments made by Mary Barra (CEO):
  • Investment of USD 25bn in both EV and autonomous tech
  • 1mn EV sales by 2025
  • Aims to reduce battery cost to USD 100/kWh by 2025 (currently US 145/kWh), development with LG Chem
  • 'Ultium' Batteries designed in Michigan with low-cobalt chemistry to Power All Future GM EV Models: flexible and modular format enables GM to put 24 modules, with vertically stacked cells, in the Hummer, or 6, 8, 10, or 12 modules with horizontally-stacked cells into low-profile Cadillac, Buick, and Chevrolet crossovers
  • Charging infra development at home, workplace, and public charging infrastructure needed to help drive EV sales and consumer adoption

Key specifications on the Ultium batteries and powertrains include:
  • Energy options ranging from 50 to 200 kWh.
  • EVs with an estimated range up to 400 miles or more on a full charge.
  • Most GM EV car models will have 400-volt battery packs and up to 200 kW fast-charging capability.
  • Vehicles built on GM’s truck platform will have 800-volt battery packs and 350 kW fast-charging capability.
  • 0 to 60 mph acceleration as low as 3 seconds.
  • Designed for Level 2 and DC fast charging.
  • Motors designed in-house will support front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive, and performance all-wheel drive applications.

GM EV Model Launch Plans:
  • Hummer by GMC: SUT and SUV arriving in 2021.
  • Cadillac: Lyriq, a large CUV that features a 32-inch wide display that will be standard for future Cadillacs, and an unnamed large Escalade-sized SUV.
  • Buick: Two new mid-sized crossovers Buicks. The Buicks are global platforms that will be sold in both China and North America.
  • Chevrolet: A mid-sized CUV built on a shared platform with the Buick models. While a Chevrolet pickup was not on display and GM executives would not specify a production timeline, they did show concept rendering in a video that at least to this person’s eye looked impressive.
  • Chevrolet Bolt EV: An updated Bolt with a new front grill and interior launches in late 2020.
  • Chevrolet Bolt EUV: A larger, more SUV-like version of the Bolt. The 2022 model will launch in the summer of 2021. The Bolt EUV will be the first vehicle outside of the Cadillac brand to feature Super Cruise, GM’s hands-free driving technology. GM will expand Super Cruise availability to 22 vehicles by 2023, including 10 in 2021.

Source: https://cleantechnica.com/2020/03/04...ca-field-trip/
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About four days ago while going out, I saw a car with 'green' plates. A pucca sign of an EV. How is the scene regarding recharging on the move. Also, are portable recharging vehicles around. I do know our complex is Gurugram does not have any facilities yet.
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Cheap gas drives auto industry to distraction

An extended period of dirt-cheap fossil fuels could make electric vehicles, which are already expensive, even less competitive in the auto industry.

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@volkman10; The first generation will, be the aficionados and not based on economic considerations. It will only be Gen II and III.

I agree with the drop in fuel prices EVs may be delayed. However remember the price of EVs is dropping.

Also, saw my second and third Green Plates over the past week, so someone is buying them.
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Electric vehicles to take a back seat in India.

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In the present times, consumers are cuting discretionary expenses and at saving are being channelised to health and hygiene areas. So, consumers might not look for big-ticket purchases in the personal mobility space, but opt for affordable options. Traditional cars and two-wheelers are 30-40 percent cheaper than that of electric peers.
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It is not just the traditional players who are finding electric vehicles as a challenging segment, the startups in the domains who are low on cash reserves and investments are folding up the business,
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there have been no talk about electric vehicles in the last six weeks. However, the EV trend will continue. We just need to see how it will percolate across in India we'll have to pause and witness it
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Wanted to share a nice documentary from 1998, very informative, many things said in the documentary are true even today.


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Dear Forum Members

Need some help in answering few questions. A colleague of mine is trying to build a solution to will track the EV batteries so that it can be recycled .

They need to validate idea and see if this solution addresses the pain points of current and future owners of EV and would benefit them as well.

You can answer the questions as reply or use google forms https://forms.gle/pnyfhxWkWyShwCoC9.

The Questions are as follows:
1. Do you own an Electric Vehicle?

2. If you don’t own an Electric Vehicle currently , do you plan to own Electric Vehicle in future?

3. Do you think it is important to know when and where the battery was made, by which company? When did it get fitted to your vehicle? In case it gets replaced – is the new battery genuine or such information?

4. What are you planning to do with the Old battery once it has reached end of life?

5. Do you know the adverse impacts on the environment if the battery is not disposed safely? Would this be important for you?

6. Have you considered recycling the battery?
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Dear Forum Members

Need some help in answering few questions. A colleague of mine is trying to build a solution to will track the EV batteries so that it can be recycled .

They need to validate idea and see if this solution addresses the pain points of current and future owners of EV and would benefit them as well.

You can answer the questions as reply or use google forms https://forms.gle/pnyfhxWkWyShwCoC9.

The Questions are as follows:
1. Do you own an Electric Vehicle?

2. If you don’t own an Electric Vehicle currently , do you plan to own Electric Vehicle in future?

3. Do you think it is important to know when and where the battery was made, by which company? When did it get fitted to your vehicle? In case it gets replaced – is the new battery genuine or such information?

4. What are you planning to do with the Old battery once it has reached end of life?

5. Do you know the adverse impacts on the environment if the battery is not disposed safely? Would this be important for you?

6. Have you considered recycling the battery?
1. Yes
2. My next car would be also an electric
3. Yes, handy to have
4. Plonk it in a solar energy storage application, as EV batteries have enough storage for low power applications when they reach end of life in traction applications.
5. To a certain extent, yes.
6. I did a project to reuse a VW EV battery for second life applications in 2014. ie Our project team repurposed it to storge solar and wind energy in a off grid island Called Pampus in the Netherlands. [Archive link: https://recyclingportal.eu/Archive/650],Btw, VW was a converted EV and not originally from VW itself.
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Industry leaders to come together to chalk out EV strategy in the post-COVID world

Industry leaders will also deliberate upon topics such as Mission 2030: A Strategic Sustainability Analysis of Electric Vehicles in India, Future Challenges & Opportunities Post COVID-19 for EV Adoption in India, and Impact of COVID-19 on EV Supply Chain.

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