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What changed in the EV industry in September and October?

November 29, 2018 according to Zachary Shahan

It's a time I wrote an article "What changed in EV industry …?" So I'm approaching three months of news now as we approach the end of November.

Below you will find an overview of the remarkable reports on electric vehicles in September and October.


Tesla Stuff

Tesla Model 3 has become the 5th most sold car in the United States and then the 4th most sold car.

Considering the high average selling price, this also meant that Model 3 was the best-selling car in the US since August with a month-to-month revenue.

Tesla has also begun to offer all the other luxury automakers in the US to reach market share in key categories.

Model S has continued to outsource (with a large margin) its big luxury car competitors in the states.

Overall, Tesla crushed all previous EV sales with 83,500 deliveries in Q3 2018.

Tesla increased Shanghai Gigafactory's share capital to $ 681 million.

Tesla brought Model 3 to the Paris Motor Show.

We found that the UBS report on Tesla Model 3 was very pessimistic and was based on illogical assumptions. We also stressed that UBS had a long history of incorrect pessimism on Tesla.

Tesla announced plans for her own stores.

Tesla brought 3 new Grohmann machines online to reach a production capacity of 8,000 units a week, supported by Panasonic's claims that Tesla and Tesla are increasing battery production.

One year of Tesla's large Tesla battery in Australia generates enough revenue to cover about one-third of the battery charge.

Tesla Shuttle has spread to Florida with new routes in Southwest Florida (Tampa, St. Petersburg, etc.). A few weeks later, it spread to the northeastern US.

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

We ran weekly #Registration # Tesla, with the amazing 155 negative Tesla headlines 26 positive Tesla titles in the opening week. In September as a whole, among the 22 main media we watched, 563 Tesla negative titles were published and only 122 positive Tesla newspapers were published.

SEC brought an action against Elon Musk and Tesla. After a few days, they settled down, including Elon Musko, who stepped down as president, but remained CEO. (Before the news broke out, I explained why competitors would like to see Elon Musk retreat from Tesla.)

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

Electric wagons

Electric Vespa was finally launched.

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

The Audi e-tron SUV came across the Atlantic to the US as well as the various specifications for the long-awaited model.

Byton revealed K-Byte in North America, Pebble Beach Concours d Elegance.

Hyundai Kona Electric reportedly faced a delay – production hell? – due to insufficient battery power.

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

Volkswagen's CEO told VW managers (in other words): "hey, you have to start driving electric. "

Volkswagen also announced the intention to produce 10 million vehicles on its MEB platform and that the ID will be delivered with 3 different battery sizes and will start at less than $ 30,000.

Volkswagen also announced plans for 16 new power plants, 1 of which is planned for North America.

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

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

Lightning Systems introduced the electric and shuttle bus Ford E-450.

The Ambev brewery in Brazil ordered a 1.600 VW electric truck.

BYD slipped into autonomous vehicles a bit with a special release Qin Pro.

Mercedes-Benz Vans introduced the autonomous concept of URBANETIC Flexible Mobility.

MAN introduced a 26-ton electric truck based on TGM. The IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018 showcased other electric cars.

2019 BMW BMW i3 specifications were revealed, indicating a distance of 153 miles from the model for the updated model.

Chrysler announced that the portal minivan will be produced in 2020.

New Flyer has won the largest Canadian electric bus in history, won a contract to supply 40 electric buses to Montréal and Laval.

Henrik Fisker discussed $ 40,000 EV plans with long and very fast charging. The company also plans to have a fully autonomous shuttle in the US in 2019.

China recorded a record of new car sales in September (September) and then set a higher sales record in September.

Norway also set a new global record, which in the month of September reached a 45-48% share in the electric car market. The sliding wagons represented a record 60% of new car sales.

EV Charging

Nissan and EVGo have opened the I-95 quick charging ARC that connects Boston and DC with fast charging stations.

GM and Delta Americas have announced that they are working on an extremely fast EV recharge technology – 180 miles in 10 minutes.

Kraftwerke & Jedlix teamed up with an intelligent recharging pilot to address the demand and response of a virtual power plant.

CHAdeMO and Chinese officials are working on creating the CHAdeMO ultra-fast tariff standard in the country.

ChargePoint announced that it plans to run 2.5 million EV charging stations over the next seven years.

Lucid Motors has chosen Electrify America as a network charging agent.

Audi, Amazon, Electrify America and Arcadia Power have teamed up with EV charging.


LG Chem has increased its 2020 battery target of 29% from 70 GWh to 90 GWh.

EV bundles have shown how the chemistry of EV batteries has been shifting over the last few years.

Other EV things

Automation of navigation

Honda has invested $ 2.75 billion in Cruise Automation.

Kreisel Electric introduced an automatic 2-speed electric car transmission.

The NIO, which was launched from China, had an initial public offering (IPO).

Saudi Arabia has invested $ 1 billion in the launch of California's Lucid Motors power plant.

Proterra closed a $ 155 million financing round that led Daimler and Tao Capital.

May Mobility, an autonomous shuttle operator in Michigan, added two new routes to Columbus and Grand Rapids, Michigan.

The ten-year US tax credit extension was introduced in Congress. It will not go through, but perhaps some expansion or improvement.


Of course, the biggest EV message in October is that we released a new EV driver report, Electric Car Drivers: Requirements, Desires, and Dreams. Compared to other EV messages, all other messages are unnecessary. ?


The Tesla 3 was awarded the safest vehicle ever tested by NHTSA – by far. Model S was # 2 and Model X # 3.

Tesla introduced Model 3 Mid Range.

Tesla revealed version 9.0 of her software in the car. (Paul Fosse also published his own impressions of the update.)

Perhaps the most important part of the software update was the addition of the "Full 360-degree" function for Autopilot.

Shortly thereafter, Tesla set out on the wagon with widespread autopilot.

Tesla has massively extended his referral program.

The Tesla Model 3 engine & gearbox survived 1 million miles of tests.

Tesla has opened its parts catalogs and vehicle diagrams for the public.

It has been reported that Tesla is accelerating its Shanghai Gigafactory due to Trump's trade war with China. The company also accelerated the lease of factory construction work and fully acquired 1300 acres of land in Shanghai Lingang Equipment for its Gigafactory 3 industrial zone.

It was also found that Shanghai Gigafactory will produce Model 3 and Model Y.

The city of Taipei, Taiwan and Tesla have joined forces "to create a new 1.5 acre hub to help local start-ups find the basics and prepare for new energy events in the city."

"Tesla Effect" has begun to interfere with CNBC radio stations.

The big multi-year Tesla short retailer has changed and became Tesla long … with four CleanTechnica Tesla sales charts. Surprisingly, Tesla's stock rose by $ 1.11 billion the following day.

It was found that the sale of Tesla crushed Jaguar and Porsche sales around the world in Q3, sales of the Tesla model S crushed the US competition. Related: 18 Nasty Tesla Charts

Tesla Model 3 Performance Review has shown it to be a wonderful vehicle.

Tesla has released a report on financial fluctuations that has shown strong output and sales in the third quarter, as well as some decent profit. The conference call involved … much more. Surprisingly, the main media coverage of all of them was as crazy as preliminary reports. And only CleanTechnica asked the most important questions.

Electric wagons

Jaguar has delivered the first I-PACE customer for the North American customer.

Zunum has been working with Safran on hybrid and electric aircraft.

CleanTechnica has gathered a hill that Nissan focuses on producing a $ 45,000 electric SUV.

Uniti opened a research and development center in the UK.

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

UPS has launched a first-class freight truck for power supplies to cities.

BYD introduced two new powertrains.

Bollinger B2 picked up the details of the electric slip.

It was found that Angela Merkel was putting pressure on German carmakers to electrify faster.

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

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

Dyson announced that it is about to start construction at a Singapore power plant to produce cars by 2021.

Chery begins to sink Chinese electric cars to Europe.

Volkswagen has begun to build its first fully electric car factory, just outside Shanghai, China.

Volkswagen and Ford have agreed to start cooperating on electric cars and autonomous cars.

The Volkswagen Group, Mobileye & Champion Motors Group, announced that it is planning to market Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) in Israel.

WM Motor, the Chinese company EV, has launched another $ 288 million.

Mary Barra of GM introduced a tricky draft national EV mandate.

Alta Motors closed the door.

Bosch has launched an electric vehicle sharing service in Germany.

The FCA Factory in Italy "is starting to prepare for the Jeep Renegade Plug-in (PHEV) hybrid electric car planned to be launched in early 2020."

EV Charging

ChargePoint also introduced the Waitlist to get EV drivers into the digital charging line on the charging station.

ChargePoint and EVBox collaborated on roaming in the EU and North America.

Star Charge China and Hubtek, Germany, have announced a partnership that will lead them to the largest network of networks in the world, combined, both companies will have more than 100,000 customers in China, Europe and the US. "

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

Google Maps updated the app to include an EV charging feature.

Electricity Phase 2 of Electrify America's California Electricity Plan began four stages.

EMotorwerks has launched a 30 megawatt virtual battery in California that works through EV charging stations and associated batteries.

Duke Energy has announced plans to launch 530 new EV charging stations in Florida.

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

Nissan received approval from Germany for the vehicle.

Fastpen, a Dutch company, and REWE began to pilot fast EV rechargers in supermarkets in Germany.

Wallbox, a Spanish company, has released the first fast EV battery charger.

Tritium has announced that it intends to bring 475 kW petrol stations to service stations through Gilbarco Feeder-Root's investment.

ABB introduced new and renewed EV fast charging stations.

Porsche has announced plans to deploy 700-volt fast-charge stations in locations around the world.

Other EV things

BMW and Northvolt joined together to create complete EV battery recycling.

Audi & Umicore announced that they are developing recycling of closed-circuit batteries.

An independent engineer received all three of Waymo's 56 patent claims blocked for patent 936, the main point of IP conflict between Waym and Uber.

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About autor

Zachary Shahan Zach is trying to help the company itself (and other species). He spends most of it here CleanTechnica as his director and editor-in-chief. He is also president Important media and the director / founder of the company EV Obsession and Solar Love. Zach is globally recognized as electromobiles, solar power and an energy storage expert. Presented on Cleanses at conferences in India, the United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA and Canada.

Zach has long-term investments in TSLA, FSLR, SPWR, SEDG and ABB – after years of solar coverage and EVs has just a lot of conviction about these particular companies and feels like they are good investors. does not offer any professional investment advice and would rather not be responsible for losing money, so do not share the conclusions.

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