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      BMW Unveils Its Vision For The Next Generation Of Electric Vehicles

      ast night, at an event a few blocks away from the Los Angeles Auto Show, BMW hosted the world premiere of its latest vision vehicle, dubbed the iNext.

      BMW has spent the last few months touring the iNext concept around the world in an exclusive partnership with German airline Lufthansa, but those were private events and this event marks the official world premiere of the vehicle to the general public.

      The iNext is one of BMW’s vision vehicles, which it uses as a platform to play with new technologies to see if they could be a good fit for use in a production vehicle or two. The automotive industry is currently in the middle of some of the largest disruptions in its short history as the world looks to combat the effects of catastrophic climate change by electrifying the vehicles we use to get around.

      https://cleantechnica.com/2018/11/29/bmw-unveils-its-vision-for-the-next-generation-of-electric-vehicles-cleantechnica-report-from-unveiling/

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        Rapster we agree, there `s hope for us yet, if you win the lottery mine is a jaguar I Pace EV lol.

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          Trev with  motabilities intransigence with regard to evs, it’s likely the first ev that suits us that comes out in the U.K. we will leave the scheme and buy it ourselves. With what I would be saving in fuel and what we pay to motability  there would not, hopefully, be much between the two options. You mentioned that motability will likely be at the tail end of the que for these very popular  evs so it’s possibly the only way we would get one.

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            What Changed In The EV Industry, world wide,In September & October?

            https://cleantechnica.com/2018/11/29/what-changed-in-the-ev-industry-in-september-october/

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              Fiat Announces All-New 500e On Dedicated BEV Platform

              Fiat develops its first dedicated BEV platform for the all-new electric 500.
              Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) changes its approach towards electrification.

              The company announced that over the 2019-2021 period, it will invest more than €5 billion in Italy. According to Pietro Gorlier, Chief Operating Officer for the EMEA region, the investment includes “the development of new powertrain solutions with a significant focus on hybrid and electric technologies”.

              The most important news is that Fiat will develop a dedicated small Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) platform.

              The first model that will use the new platform will be an all-new Fiat 500 BEV.

              We assume that the all-electric Fiat 500 will not only replace the current Fiat 500e available in some U.S. states, but will be introduced on a larger scale and finally be sold in Europe. The scale simply has to be high to justify a new platform compared to doing a conversion of an existing ICE model over to an electric version.

              The new electric 500 is also expected to be produced in Italy (the current 500e is produced in Mexico).

              News about electrification and new investments in Italy that will result in 13 all-new or restyled models during the 2019-2021 period were announced after talks with trade union signatories, which pushes Fiat to return to full employment in Italy.

              “A meeting was held today at Mirafiori (Turin) between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and the trade union signatories to the collective labor agreement applicable to Group companies in Italy. During the meeting, management presented the product plan for Italian plants that will support implementation of the 2018-2022 Business Plan presented at FCA’s Capital Markets Day last June in Balocco.”

              “Pietro Gorlier, Chief Operating Officer for the EMEA region, presented the Group’s industrial plan for Italy, which includes the launch of 13 all-new or restyled models during the 2019-2021 period, and the development of new powertrain solutions with a significant focus on hybrid and electric technologies.

              In particular, Pietro Gorlier further explained the details of the major initiatives to be launched in the next few weeks, including investment in production of the new Fiat 500 BEV at Mirafiori (Turin), and the European Jeep Compass in Melfi, leveraging the already installed vehicle platform and PHEV which underpin the Jeep Renegade. Applying that same flexible platform and PHEV technology, activities will also commence to prepare Pomigliano to produce an Alfa Romeo compact UV. A Fiat Panda MHV (Mild Hybrid Vehicle) will also be launched in Pomigliano.”

              “The planned initiatives across vehicles and powertrain systems will leverage existing capacity, providing a clear product mission for the Italian plants and enabling a return to full employment.”
              FCA CEO Mike Manley opened the meeting and said:

              “Mirafiori will represent the first installation of a full BEV platform applied on the new Fiat 500, capable of scaling to other applications worldwide. Additional investments across our Jeep, Alfa Romeo, and Fiat brands will realize the benefits of existing plant capacity as well as scale and sourcing efficiencies from a common vehicle architecture, and Plug-in Hybrid Electric propulsion (PHEV) system, while preserving traits unique to the brands”.
              Pietro Gorlier, Chief Operating Officer for the EMEA region said:

              “The investment programmed for Italy over the plan period, which focuses on the use of common, flexible and electrified vehicle platforms, will reinforce the orientation of the Italian industrial footprint toward our global brands and global markets. In the next few months, we will be launching employee training programs focused on hybrid and electric technologies. I am convinced that, together with our workforce, we will succeed in implementing these exciting new programs in the marketplace”.

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                Their all at it now.

                Marston’s pubs partner with Engenie to install rapid chargers
                19 sites live by early 2019; total network of 400 chargers planned

                Pub chain Marston’s Inns & Taverns has announced a tie-up with charging-point provider Engenie to install a network of rapid chargers at its sites across the UK.

                A total of 400 charging points will be installed in the course of the project, with an initial batch of 19 sites getting a pair of points each by early 2019.

                The 50kW SWARCO eVolt chargers that are being installed will be powered by 100% renewable energy and allow up to three cars to charge at a time.

                In accordance with government regulations, they’ll require no membership or connection fee and operate with all contactless payment cards. Depending on particular cars’ battery capacity, an 80% charge should take from 30 to 60 minutes.

                Speaking about the partnership, Andy Kershaw, head of facilities management and projects at Marston’s, said: “Our goal is to become the UK’s most environmentally efficient pub business. By partnering with innovative and customer-focused organisations like Engenie, we’ll continue to hold ourselves and the sector to the highest possible environmental standards.”

                Engenie business development director Patrick Sherriff added: “Partnering with household names like Marston’s to offer rapid charging is a huge boost to our ambition of building a UK-wide public rapid charging network.

                “Marston’s pubs and restaurants are the ideal setting for our rapid chargers, giving drivers the convenience of charging their EV while they stop to eat, check e-mails or take a break from their journeys. At the same time contributing locally to cleaner air for their family customer base.”

                Two Engenie chargers will be installed at each of the following Marston’s pubs and restaurants by early 2019:

                Chalkhill Blue, Andover
                Cherry Laurel, Bridgend
                Silver Birch, Cleckheaton
                Kings Highway, Derby (single charger)
                Spring River, Ebbsfleet
                Old Plane Tree, Glasgow
                Red Sails, Hull
                The Elms, Lutterworth
                Little Castle, Markham Vale
                Poppy Fields, Maidstone
                Lingfield Farm, Middlesbrough
                Talardy, St Asaph
                Highland Gate, Stirling
                Pepper Mill, Stoke-on-Trent
                Kings Chamber, Thorne
                Ruddy Duck, Wakefield
                The Bakehouse, Welwyn
                Black Pole, Worcester
                Plas Coch, Wrexham

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                  Is it only me lol?

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                    I prefer not to take the wife, I find that cheapest of all lol.

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                      Mighty fine looking car you have there markymate.

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                        Love a bit of banter rapster, I am doing well, thanks for asking hope your doing well also.

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                          Yes indeed oscarmax and maybe even a spot of lunch.

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                            Rapster it’s good to have a healthy skepticism about anything new and evs are no difference. Having a home charger and a car that does 300 miles on a charge would take all the doubts out of evs for most people but charging and range are still a problem for a lot of potential owners out there. Having charging points at cinemas, multi storey car parks and stores mean you can charge while doing other things meaning charging is less of a chore.

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                              What are you two like, a couple of Dell boys lol.

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                                The thing is pops it’s not about what any of us wants, it’s all about numbers. Can May muster the numbers to get it through the commons? Unlikely, and this is where anything can happen, stay in, hard brexit, slight adjustment to Mays deal, change in leadership or general election.

                                My money’s on a second referendum but it could just easy be a change of leadership.

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                                  It is a mess, this should have been sorted out right at the start of ev use but it wasn’t and it is a bit of a disaster.

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                                    I agree we shouldn’t have had a referendum but now that we have and if the MPs can’t decide I will be happy to put an X in a box.

                                    As I’ve said before I think another vote is inevitable, there is little chance of this agreement getting through the commons. So what then, I think article 50 will be extended just long enough for another referendum.

                                    The choice on the ballot I can’t call at this time but it may just be accept the deal or stay in but it could just as easily be accept the deal or a hard Brexit.

                                    The next two weeks will be very interesting indeed.

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                                      Trev you cant say that the people voted for a hard Brexit because that’s not true, there were a few reasons people voted for Brexit but if you ask, most would say they didn’t vote to be poorer. A hard Brexit will make a lot of people poorer for many years.

                                      If someone gives an opinion that turns out to be wrong is it then a lie, or is it an opinion that turned out to be wrong. You seem to be indicating that the governor and others deliberately suggested things would be worse than they turned out to be. I don’t buy that, what’s in it for them. All these very intelligent people and business men are telling us we will be worse of out side the EU so why should we not believe them.

                                      Its not all about money though is it, the deal that Mrs May is offering looks as if it gives most of the other things spoken out on this thread so how is that not good enough.

                                      The reason we are having the debate is to get the people behind the deal Mrs May believes the deal is a good one and she is trying to show it is and at the same time show that Labour, or the others, have no credible alternative.

                                      lets not forget we could still end up with a public vote and the present deal could be one of the choices on the ballot.

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                                        Latest bill sets out to help ‘disadvantaged’ EV drivers with standardisation and interoperability

                                        Electric vehicle drivers in the UK are disadvantaged compared to the rest of Europe, according to the MP behind a private members’ bill aiming to standardise charge points and introduce interoperable payment systems.

                                        Conservative Bill Wiggin presented the Electric Vehicles (Standardised Recharging) Bill 2017-19 earlier last week in an attempt to add to the powers outlined in the Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill (AEVB), passed in July.

                                        It aims to standardise requirements for electric vehicle charge points and for connected purposes, with Wiggin telling the house that the various connectors in the market to attach an electric vehicle to the charging points is “the first problem” with the technology.

                                        https://www.current-news.co.uk/news/latest-bill-sets-out-to-help-disadvantaged-ev-drivers-with-standardisation-and-interoperability

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                                          Trev it was Mrs May who asked for the debate, it is she who is trying to get her view of the deal to the masses so why would she want fewer viewers to see the debate? It makes no sense.You seem to be falling into the, if I don’t like what people are saying, its naturally got to be project fear. The governor of the Bank of England, and members of his staff, explain the various potential outcome of the different scenarios, going to great lengths to explain that the outcome are predictions. They are not cast in stone but the same mechanism was used for each prediction to give as balanced a view as possible.

                                          I can’t believe the governor would give false information to the UK public just to back up May’s agreement. He will be leaving the post soon and will more than likely get a very well paid job elsewhere, he has no need to lie.

                                          It seems to be everything at odds with the Tory right wing is project fear and therefore not the truth.

                                           

                                           

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                                            Pops as an aside its also an EV that does 300 miles on a single charge, holy cow.

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                                              Only exhibitionists need apply

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                                                Trev as the old saying goes “it’s not where you start it’s where you finish”.

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                                                  Mike I’m watching it just now and I tell you it’s nearly putting me off my curry. The size of that bulls penis, I wish I had one that size ……. rather than this big thing lol

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                                                    Robert i found this interesting.

                                                    71% of UK drivers surveyed said that they still want to drive themselves in the future.

                                                    The autonomous car is just around the corner with automakers remodelling their businesses to take advantage of the changing needs of travellers. This includes investments in driverless technology and ride sharing services as car ownership is set to fall.

                                                    However, research carried out by Ipsos MORI reveals that the joy of driving is alive and well in the UK, with 71% of people surveyed saying they would still want to drive, even with self-driving technology available, whilst only 29% actively welcome the arrival of autonomous vehicles.

                                                    The research – which was commissioned as part of Mazda’s Drive Together campaign – polled 11,008 adults across key European markets, including 1,002 in the UK, and reveals that across those countries an average of 66% of drivers wanted to remain behind the wheel even if self-driving cars become widely available.

                                                    Nissan’s latest LEAF will be equipped with Pro-Pilot autonomous technology
                                                    Interestingly, there is no evidence of greater support for self-driving cars in younger age groups across Europe: for example 18-24 year olds (33%) were no more likely to welcome self-driving cars than 25-34 year olds (36%) or 35-44 year olds (34%).

                                                    The research also reveals a significant emotional connection between car and driver as demonstrated by the following statistics: 70% of drivers questioned in the UK

                                                    “Hope that future generations will continue to have the option to drive cars”
                                                    While 62% of respondents stated that they have driven “just for fun” and 81% of those who enjoy driving saying it is because it “gives them independence”.

                                                    In addition 55% stated that driving is about much more than just getting from A to B and 39% agree driving is in danger of becoming a “forgotten pleasure”.

                                                    Japanese car maker Mazda states they believe driving is a skill that people will want to keep and sees autonomous technology as acting as a co-pilot.  Driverless functionality should be available when needed to avoid accidents, but with the driver in control to enjoy the freedom of driving.

                                                    Mazda want drivers to enjoy the freedom of driving
                                                    Further findings from the research show that 54% of Europeans questioned have been for a drive “just for fun”, whilst 55% agree driving with family or friends can be a “special experience”, while in Spain, Italy, Sweden and Poland this figure rises to more than six in ten drivers.

                                                    Comparisons with other activities are also revealing with 37% preferring driving for fun to computer games, 23% choosing driving compared to a drink in a bar or playing sports, with the latter as high as 37% in the UK.

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                                                    Brydo
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                                                      What about this car Robert https://youtu.be/H5-LFl8Ftnc

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