March 2024 - EV sales down YoY in Germany
March 2024 - EV sales down YoY in Germany
March saw plugin EVs take 18.0% share in Germany, down year on year, remaining stuck in a hangover from sudden incentive abandonment in late December. BEVs were down some 29% in YoY volume, while PHEVs were down 4.5%. Overall auto volume was 263,844 units, down 6% YoY, and down 25% from 2017-2019 seasonal norms (~350,000 units). The best selling BEV was the Tesla Model Y. The market data saw combined EVs at 18.
BYD will launch its second generation Blade Battery this year
BYD will launch its second generation Blade Battery this year
BYD Blade Battery is currently the best example of a good module-less and cobalt-free battery for electric vehicles. When it was launched, the energy density was at 140 Wh/kg, then slowly increased to 150 Wh/kg. Recently, BYD Chairman Wang Chuanfu revealed for the first time at a financial report communication meeting that BYD is currently developing a second-generation blade battery to be released as soon as August 2024. This second generation CTP (cell-to-pack) battery from BYD will reach a gravimetric energy density of 190 Wh/kg, which sugests that at the cell level the density will be around 220 Wh/kg - considering a GCTP (gravimetric cell-to-pack) ratio of 85 %.
New Dacia Spring is surprisingly good
New Dacia Spring is surprisingly good
The new 2024 Dacia Spring is not perfect, but given its price is actually quite good. With a starting price of 16.900 euros, it’s the cheapest electric car you can buy in Europe. This small electric car comes in three variants. Essential (33 kW): 16.900 euros Expression (48 kW): 18.900 euros Extreme (48 kW): 19.900 euros 2024 Dacia Spring Basic specs Seats: 4 Length: 3.701 mm Width: 1.767 mm Height: 1.
Comment system and push notifications
Comment system and push notifications
Hi guys! The new website is almost as I want it and you can expect articles more regularly from now on. During the recent migration from WordPress to Hugo I noticed some things. First, the push notification system from OneSignal wasn’t sending notifications and adblockers were blocking the bell icon - that allows to subscribe or unsubscribe the service. Therefore, I decided to stop using this service, at least for now.
LG Energy Solution most energy dense battery cells
LG Energy Solution most energy dense battery cells
It’s been a while since I’ve looked into what LG Energy Solution is doing in terms of battery technologies. First, let’s see the four latest battery cells that LG Energy Solution recently introduced. Then build some hypothetical battery packs with them. LG Energy Solution E101A (NCM) Cell model: E101A Chemistry: NCM/Graphite Capacity: 101,8 Ah Nominal voltage: 3,67 V Energy: 374 Wh Gravimetric energy density: 287 Wh/kg Volumetric energy density: 637 Wh/L Lenght: 580 mm Width: 112,4 mm Thickness: 9 mm Weight: 1,303 kg Production: China and Poland (since 2023) 🔋Battery pack #1
Leapmotor T03 to begin production at Stellantis plant in Poland
Leapmotor T03 to begin production at Stellantis plant in Poland
Last year, Leapmotor and Stellantis announced the formation of Leapmotor International, a 51/49 Stellantis-led joint venture between the two carmakers. The French carmaker currently owns around 20 % of the Chinese carmaker. This joint venture gives Stellantis exclusive rights to build, export and sell Leapmotor products outside China. For this reason, Leapmotor International is going to assemble the small electric car T03 at Stellantis plant in Poland. The production is slated to begin as early as the second quarter of this year, utilizing the semi-knocked down technique, wherein partially assembled kits are transformed into fully assembled vehicles.