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What changed in the EV industry in September and October?

November 29, 2018 from Zahari Shahan

For a long time I have written an article "What has changed in the EW industry …?" So now I am moving through quarterly news as we approach the end of November.

Below is an overview of famous electric vehicles from September and October.


Tesla of Tesla

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

Due to the high average selling price, it also meant that the model 3 was the best-selling car in the US in terms of revenue from the month after month of August.

Tesla also began to surpass all other luxury cars in the United States, reducing market share in key categories.

The S model continued to outperform its big competitors of luxury cars in the US with a large margin.

Overall, Tesla destroyed all previous record sales of the EB with 83,500 deliveries in Q3 2018.

Tesla increased the registered capital for Shanghai Gigafaktory to $ 681 million.

Tesla brought the 3 model to the Paris auto show.

We found that the UBS report on the cost of Tesla Model 3 is wildly pessimistic and based on illogical assumptions. We also stressed that UBS has a long history of Tesla's inaccurate pessimism.

Tesla has announced plans for her own body stores.

Tesla brought 3 new Grohmann machines online to reach production of 8,000 battery packs per week, backed by Panasonic's statements that he and Tesla are boosting battery production.

A year ago, Tesla's Big Tits revenue in Australia generated enough revenue to cover about one-third of the cost of the battery.

The Tesla Shuttle has expanded to Florida with new routes in Southwest Florida (Tampa, St. Petersburg, etc.). A few weeks later, it expanded into the United States Northeast.

At the end of a long interview for Joe Rogan's podcast, Elon Musk said: "Love is the answer." In fact, it is.

We published our weekly # Truth About # Tesla Reports, with incredible 155 negative Tesla titles 26 positive Tesla titles in the first week. In September, as a whole, among the 22 largest media we are following, has published 563 negative Tesla titles, and only 122 positive Tesla titles have been published.

The SEC filed a lawsuit against Elon Musk and Tesla. After several days, they settled, including Elon Mash, who stepped down as president, but remained on the role of the CEO. (Before breaking the news, I explained why exactly the competitors would like to see Elon Mash a step away from Tesla.)

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

Electric vehicles

Vespa's electric production has finally begun.

Mercedes unveiled its fully electric EQC SUV – ostensibly 450 km from the range.

Audi e-tron SUV made it through the Atlantic in the United States, and also made various specifications for the long-awaited model.

Biton unveiled the K-byte in North America, the Pleib Beach Contest d'Elegance.

Hyundai Kona Electric production reportedly faced delays – production of hell? – due to a weak battery.

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

Volkswagen's chief executive for VW's managers (in different words): "hey, you need to start driving electrically. "

Volkswagen also announced the intention to produce 10 million vehicles on its MEB platform and that the identity card will come with 3 different battery sizes and start at $ 30,000.

Volkswagen also announced plans for 16 new electric car production plants, 1 of which are planned for North America.

The PSA Group announced that 15 new models will be electrified.

Blue Bird's first electric bus was delivered to North America.

Lightning systems introduced a fully electric Ford E-450 cutaway and a shuttle bus.

The Ambrovo brewery in Brazil ordered 1600 EURO electric trucks.

BYD slid into autonomous vehicles a bit with the special edition Qin Pro.

"Mercedes-Benz Vendes" presented the autonomous concept of URBANETIC Flexible Mobility.

MAN introduced a 26-tonne electric truck based on TGM. She also showed other electric vehicles of commercial vehicles from IAA 2018.

The 2019 specifications of the BMW i3 were discovered, indicating 153 miles of the range for the updated model.

Chrysler announced that the portal electric minibus will be manufactured in 2020.

The new Flyer has benefited from Canada's largest electric bus service in history, winning an agreement to provide 40 electric buses to Montreal and Laval.

Henrik Fisker discussed plans for 40,000-dollar EV EVs and superfast charging. The company also plans to have a fully autonomous shuttle service in the United States in 2019.

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

Norway also set a new global record, reaching 45-48% market share in electric cars in September. Overall plug-in cars contributed to a record 60% of sales of new cars.

EV charging

Nissan & EVGo has opened ARC for fast charging I-95, linking Boston and Washington with fast charging stations.

GM and Delta America reported that they are working on extremely fast charging technology of EV-180 miles in 10 minutes.

Kraftwerke & Jedlix teamed up with the smart EV charging pilot, focused on demand response solutions, forming a virtual plant.

CHAdeMO and Chinese officials are working on the creation of the ultra-fast CHAdeMO charging standard in the country.

ChargePoint announced it plans to have 2.5 million EV charging stations in the next 7 years.

Lucid Motors chose Electrify America as a supplier of the charging network.

Audi, Amazon, Electricity America, & Arcadia Power have teamed up for EV Charge Collaboration.


LG Chem has increased its target to produce batteries up to 29% from 70 GWh to 90 GWh.

EV Volumes showed how EV battery chemistry has been changing over the past few years.

Other EV Things

Cruising Automation

Honda has invested $ 2.75 billion in cruising automation.

Kreisel Electric has introduced an automated electric car with two speeds.

NIO, the start of the EW from China, had an initial public offer (IPO).

Saudi Arabia has invested $ 1 billion in California, the EV launch of Lucid Motors.

Protera closed the financing range of $ 155m, led by Daimler and Tao Capital.

May Mobility, a low-speed bus bus based in Michigan, added two new routes to Columbus and the Grand Rapids, Michigan.

In Congress, a 10-year extension of the US tax credit was introduced. It will not pass, but there may be some sort of continuation or improvement.


Of course, the biggest EV news in October was that we announced our new EV driving report, Electric Cars Drivers: demands, desires and dreams. All other EV news pales compared. ?


Tesla Model 3 achieved the safest vehicle tested by NHTSA – from a far. Model S was # 2 and model X # 3.

Tesla introduced the 3 mid range model.

Tesla opened version 9.0 of its in-car software. (Paul Fus also published his impressions of the update.)

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

Shortly afterwards, Tesla opened Drive for navigation for those with an enhanced automatic pistol.

Tesla expanded its reference program massively.

The Tesla Model 3 engine and gearbox survived 1 million miles of testing.

Tesla opened its catalog of parts and diagrams of vehicles to the public.

It was reported that Tesla accelerates the Shanghai gigafaktory due to Trump's trade war with China. The company also accelerated employment for jobs related to construction at the factory and fully acquired about 1300 hectares of land in the Shanghai Lingang Industrial Area for its Gigafactory 3.

It was also found that Shanghai Gigafaktory will produce models 3 and model Y to begin.

The city of Taipei, Taiwan and Tesla joined forces "to establish a new 1.5 hectare center to help local startups find the foundation and train for new energy ventures in the city."

"Tesla Effect" started by pressing the CNBC sound waves.

A large multi-year Tesla short-seller has shifted to become Tesla's long-standing … listing 4 charts for the sale of CleanTechnica Tesla in the process. The surprise move seemed to increase to $ 1.11 billion in Tesla's shares the next day.

It was found that Tesla's sales destroyed sales of Jaguar and Porsche globally in the III quarter, sales of Tesla Model S destroyed competition in the United States. Related: 18 Tesla Tables charts

An overview of the Tesla Model 3 show that it is a wonderful vehicle.

Tesla released a financial crisis report that showed strong production and sales in Q3, as well as some decent profits. Conference call included … much more. Surprisingly, the main media coverage of it all was as crazy as pre-report coverage. And only CleanTechnica asked the most important questions.

Electric vehicles

Jaguar delivered his first I-PACE for a client in North America.

Zunum collaborated with Safran for hybrid to electric aircraft.

CleanTechnica gathered a spoon that Nissan is aimed at producing a $ 45,000 electric SUV.

Uniti opened a research and development center in the UK.

IKEA has announced it plans to deliver free shows in 5 cities by 2020.

The UPS launched its first-of-its-kind urban electric freight motor.

BYD introduced two new electrical accessories.

Bollinger B2 details about the electric pickup are being pulled out.

It was revealed that Angela Merkel was pressuring German carmakers to electrify faster.

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

Audi was also reportedly hit by an increase in the price of 10% of LG Chem batteries due to the high demand for batteries in the industry.

Dyson announced that it will start building an electric car factory in Singapore that will produce cars by 2021.

Chery begins to use Chinese electric cars in Europe.

Volkswagen began building the first factory for a fully electric car, just behind Shanghai in China.

Volkswagen and Ford reportedly agreed to start partnering with electric and autonomous cars.

Volkswagen Group, Mobileye & Champion Motors, announced plans to commercialize the "Mobility-like-Service" (MaaS) with auto vehicles in Israel.

WM Motor, a Chinese EV startup, raised another $ 288 million.

Mary Barra of GM introduced a covert little National EP term proposal.

Alta Motors closed the doors.

Bosch has launched an electric vanilla exchange service in Germany.

FCA factory in Italy "begins preparations for the production of the Jeep Renegade Plug-in (PHEV) hybrid electric vehicle scheduled for launch in the market in early 2020."

EV charging

ChargePoint also introduced Waitlist to enable EV drivers to digitally line up to charge at a charging station.

ChargePoint & EVBox teamed up for roaming access to the EU and North America.

Star Charge China and the German company Hubject have announced a partnership that they say will lead to the largest open network charging platform in the world. Combined, the two companies will have more than 100,000 free points for buyers in China, Europe and the United States. "

Hubject also collaborated with ReCharge to enable charging EV to public filling stations without the need for RFID cards.

Google Maps updates your app to turn on an EV feature.

Phase 2 of Electrify The US 4-Phase Electrification Plan began in California.

eMotorwerks, a startup in California, launched a 30 MW virtual storage battery to operate through its EV charging stations and associated batteries.

Duke Energy has announced plans to open 530 new EA charging stations in Florida.

Xcel Energy, an enterprise based in Minneapolis, announced plans to invest more than $ 25 million to support electric vehicles (EVS). "

Nissan received approval from vehicles to a grid in Germany.

Set up, a Dutch company, and REWE began to pilot fast EV charging stations at supermarkets in Germany.

Wallbox, a Spanish company, has turned the first charger for fast EV repair in the industry.

Tritium, meanwhile, announced it aims to deliver 475 kW charging stations at the gas stations via investments from Gilbarco Feeder-Root.

ABB introduced new and refreshed EE fast charging stations.

Porsche has announced plans to install 700 fast-loading EV stations at locations around the world.

Other EV Things

BMW and Northvolt have teamed up to set up recycling of batteries from end to end.

Audi & Umicore announced that recycling of battery-operated closed cycle batteries is developing.

An independent engineer received all but 3 of the 56 Patent Patent Patent Claims with respect to his patent 936, the main point of conflict between IP and Waymo and Uber.

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for the author

Zahari Shahan Zah tries to help society help (and other species). He spent most of his time there CleanTechnica as its director and editor-in-chief. He is also the president of the Important media and director / founder of EV Obsession and Solar love. Zach is globally recognized as an expert in electric vehicles, solar energy and energy storage. He presented for Cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the United States and Canada.

Zach has long-term investments in TSLA, FSLR, SPWR, SEDG, and ABB – after years of sun and EV coverage, he simply has a lot of faith in these particular companies and feels like good cleaning companies in which to invest. he does not offer professional investment advice and is not responsible for losing money, so do not switch to conclusions.

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