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What changed in the EV industry in September and October?

November 29, 2018 per Zachary Shahan

It has been a while since I wrote the article "What has changed in the EV industry …?", So now I'm running through three months of news as we approach the end of November.

Below is a sign of significant September and October news electric vehicles.


You do things

Model Tesla 3 became the fifth best selling car in the United States and then the fourth best-selling car.

Because of its high average sales price, it meant that Model 3 was the best-selling car in the US in terms of month-to-month revenue from August.

Tesla also began selling all the other luxury automakers in the US, gobbling the market share into key categories.

Model S has continued with the (wider margin) of its large luxury car competitors in the states.

All in all, Tesla destroyed the previous EV sales record with 83,500 deliveries in Q3 2018.

Tesla has increased its share capital to Shanghai Gigafactory to $ 681 million.

Tesla brought model 3 to the Paris car show.

We found that UBS's Tesla Model 3 cost report was wild pessimism and based on illogical assumptions. We also pointed out that UBS has a long history of wrong pessimism at Tesla.

Tesla announced that she plans to have her own stores.

Tesla has brought 3 new Grohmann machines to the network to achieve 8,000 units of battery a week, with support from Panasonic's statement that Tesla and Tesla have also begun battery production.

One year of Tesla's large battery sales in Australia has generated enough revenue to cover approximately one-third of the battery cost.

Tesla Shuttle has expanded to Florida with new routes to Southwest Florida (Tampa, St. Petersburg, etc.). Several weeks later, it expanded to the northeastern United States.

At the end of a long interview with Joe Rogan's podcast, Elon Musk said, "Love is the answer." Indeed, that is.

We launched our weekly #Prevention of #Tesla Report, with fantastic 155 negative Tesla titles of 26 positive Tesla titles in the beginning of the week. In September as a whole, among the 22 mainstream media we track, there were 563 negative Tesla titles published and only 122 positive Tesla titles were released.

The DIP filed a lawsuit against Elona Muska and Tesla. After a few days, they settled down, including Elon Musk, who left the role of the chairperson, but remained in the role of chief executive officer. (Before the news stopped, I explained why the contestants would like to see Elona Musha leaving Tesla.)

Bob Lutz predicted that Tesla would die within 2 years. Of course, Tesla's death has already been for years.

Electric vehicles

Finally, the production of an electric wasp began.

Mercedes introduced its completely electric EQC SUV – allegedly 450km of range.

The Audi e-tron SUV made it across the Atlantic in the United States, and thus made different glasses for the long-awaited model.

Byton presented K-Byte in North America, on the pebble beach of Concours d 'Elegance.

Hyundai Kona Electric production allegedly faces delays – hell production? – due to poor battery charge.

Volvo Cars and Baidu teamed up to produce fully electric and autonomous cars together.

Volkswagen CEO told VW managers (in various words): "Hey, you have to start driving electrically".

Volkswagen also pointed to the intention to produce 10 million vehicles on the MEB platform and will have a 3-size battery ID and start at $ 30,000.

Volkswagen also announced plans for 16 new power installations, one of which is planned for North America.

Groupe PSA has announced that 15 new models will be electrified.

The first Blue Bird electric school bus was delivered to North America.

Lightning Systems has introduced an electric Ford E-450 cutaway and a shuttle bus.

Ambev brewery in Brazil has commissioned 1,600 VW electric trucks.

BYD slipped into autonomous vehicles with a special edition of Qin Pro.

Mercedes-Benz Vans presented its stand-alone URBANETIC Flexible Mobility Concept.

MAN introduced 26 tons of electric truck based on TGM. Other electric vehicles showed at the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018.

The 2019 BMW i3 specifications have been revealed, indicating a 153-mile range for an updated model.

Chrysler has announced that the small electrical microprocessor of the Portal will be produced in 2020.

New Flyer benefited from the largest Canadian order for electric buses in history, winning a contract to provide 40 electric buses to Montreal and Laval.

Henrik Fisker discussed plans of $ 40,000 EV with long range and superfast filling. The company also plans to have a fully autonomous shuttle service to the US in 2019.

China set a new record for the sale of electric cars in August (September), and then set a larger sales record in September.

Norway has also set a new global record that reached 45-48% market share in electric cars in September. Plug-in cars totaled record-breaking 60% of new cars sold.

Charging EV

Nissan and EVGo have opened the I-95 quick-charging ARC, connecting Boston and DC with fast chargers.

GM and Delta Americas have announced that they are working on ultra-fast power technology EV – 180 miles in 10 minutes.

Kraftwerke & Jedlix teamed up with a smart EV pilot that focused on solutions to meet the demand of a virtual power plant.

CHAdeMO and Chinese officials are working to create ultrafast ChAdeMO charging standards in the country.

ChargePoint announced plans to have 2.5 million EV power chargers for the next 7 years.

Lucid Motors chose Electrify America as its charging service provider.

Audi, Amazon, Electrify America and Arcadia Power teamed up for EV co-operation.


LG Chem raised the targeted power to produce the 2020 battery by 29% from 70 GWh to 90 GWh.

EV Volumes have shown how the chemical battery EV replaced the last few years.

Other EV things

Cruise Automation

Honda invested $ 2.75 billion in Cruise Automation.

Kreisel Electric has introduced an automated 2-speed electric car transmission.

NIO, launching EV from China, had an initial public offering (IPO).

Saudi Arabia has invested $ 1 billion in California launching the EV Lucid Motors.

Proterra has completed a $ 155 million financing run by Daimler and Tao Capital.

May Mobility, a Michigan low-speed retailer, added two new routes to Columbus and Grand Rapids, Michigan.

A 10-year extension to the United States was introduced in Congress. It will not pass, but maybe some kind of extensions or improvements.


Of course, the biggest EV news in October is that we launched our new EV driver report, Electric car drivers: demands, desires and dreams, All other evangelical news compared. 😉


Model Tesla 3 rated the safest vehicle ever tested by NHTSA – far, Model S was # 2 and model X # 3.

Tesla has introduced Model 3 Mid Range.

Tesla has launched a 9.0 version of its software in the car. (Paul Fosse also published his own impressions of the update.)

Perhaps the most significant part of the software update was the "Full 360 degree view" plugin for Autopilot.

Soon after, Tesla launched Drive on Navigation for those with improved autopilot.

Tesla has massively expanded his referral program.

The Tesla Model 3 engine and gearbox survived a million miles of testing.

Tesla opened a catalog of parts and diagrams for public vehicles.

It was noted that Tesla accelerated its Shanghai Gigafactory because of Trump's trade war with China. The company also increased recruitment for plant-building jobs and has acquired ~ 1300 hectares of land in Lingang's industrial equipment zone in Shanghai for its Gigafactory 3.

It has also been revealed that Shanghai Gigafactory will produce model 3 and model Y for starters.

Taipei, Taiwan, and Tesla joined forces to "establish a new 1.5-hectare hub to help local start-ups find the foundation and train for new energy businesses in the city."

"The Tesla Effect" began to hit CNBC air waves.

The big multi-year Tesla dealer was transferred to Tesla for a long time … citing 4 CleanTechnica Tesla sales charts in the process. Surprisingly, the next day, the $ 1.11 billion increase in Tesla shares was the result.

It was found that Tesla sales broke Jaguar & Porsche sales worldwide in Q3, sales of Tesla Model S broke the competition in the US. Related: 18 Nasty Tesla Charts

The review after reviewing the Tesla Model 3 model showed that it was a magnificent vehicle.

Tesla released a report on the financial results of the blowout which showed strong production and sales in the third quarter as well as some decent profits. The conference call is included … a lot more. Surprisingly, the main media coverage of everything was so crazy as before the report. And only CleanTechnica has asked the most important questions.

Electric vehicles

Jaguar has delivered its first I-PACE to a North American buyer.

Zunum co-operated with Safran for hybrid-electric aircraft.

CleanTechnica has collected a coffin that Nissan aims at producing an electric SUV of $ 45,000.

The company opened a research and development center in the UK.

IKEA has announced plans to deliver emissions without emissions to 5 cities by 2020.

UPS launched the first type of cargo bicycle for electrical delivery.

BYD has introduced two new electric tugs.

Bollinger B2 electrical lifting features are suppressed.

It was discovered that Angela Merkel pressured German car makers to electrify them faster.

Audi started the production of an electric motor at a factory in Hungary.

Also, allegedly Audi was hit by a 10% increase in the price of LG Chem batteries due to the high battery demand in the industry.

Dyson announced plans to start construction at the Singapore electric car factory, which will produce cars by 2021.

Chery begins to silence Chinese electric cars in Europe.

Volkswagen has begun to build its first full electric car factory, outside of Shanghai, China.

Volkswagen & Ford allegedly agreed to start partnerships on electric and autonomous cars.

Volkswagen Group, Mobileye and Champion Motors "announced plans to commercialize Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) with self-propelled vehicles in Israel."

WM Motor, the Chinese launch of EV, raised an additional $ 288 million.

Marija Barra of GM has secretly put forth a small proposal for the national EV mandate.

Alta Motors closed the door.

Bosch launched the electric viper servicing service in Germany.

The FCA factory in Italy "is preparing for the production of the Jeep Renegade plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), which is scheduled for the market in early 2020."

Charging EV

ChargePoint also presented a wait, so EV drivers would come in for digital charging at the charging station.

ChargePoint and EVBox have teamed up to roaming in the EU and North America.

Star Charge China and German Hubject announced a partnership that they say will lead to the world's largest platform charging platform. Combined, the two companies have more than 100,000 points of purchase available to customers in China, Europe and the US. "

Hubject also co-operated with ReCharge to enable EV charging on public charging stations without the need for RFID cards.

Google Maps updates the app to include the charging feature in the EV.

Phase 2 of the electrifying of the American 4-Phase Electrification Plan began in California.

eMotorwerks, launched in California, launched a 30 megawatt battery for a virtual power battery powered by an EV charger and associated batteries.

Duke Energy announced plans to introduce 530 new gas stations in Florida.

Xcel Energy, a Minneapolis-based company, "has announced plans to invest more than $ 25 million in support of electric vehicles (EVs)".

Nissan has been granted approval for a vehicle in the network in Germany.

Fastned, a Dutch company, and REWE has started piloting a rapid filling station in Germany's supermarket.

Wallbox, a Spanish company, has launched the first home EV charger in the industry.

Tritium in the meantime has announced plans to bring 475kW gas station chargers through Gilbarco Feeder-Root's investment.

ABB has introduced new and refreshed EV chargers.

Porsche has announced that it plans to install 700-bit rapid charging stations in locations around the world.

Other EV things

BMW and Northvolt teamed up to set end-to-end recycling of EV batteries.

Audi & Umicore announced that they will develop a recycle of a closed loop battery.

The Independent Engineer got all but 3 of 56 Waymo's patent claims for his 936 patent, the main point of IP conflict between Wayma and Ubera.

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about the author

Zachary Shahan Zach tries to help the help community (and other types). He is doing most of his time here CleanTechnica as his director and editor-in-chief. He is also president Important media and director / founder Opsesija EV and Solar love, Zach is globally recognized as an electric vehicle, solar energy and energy storage specialist. He has presented cleantech at conferences in India, UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA and Canada.

Zach has long-term investments in TSLA, FSLR, SPWR, SEDG and ABB – after years of covering solar and EV, he simply has a great faith in these particular companies and feels like they are good investment firms in cleantech. But he does not offer professional investment advice and would not be responsible for losing money, so do not jump to conclusions.

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