The UK’s automotive sector is to receive £73.5 million in grants to help develop green transport technologies like electric vehicles (EVs) and safeguard jobs.
Ten projects across the country have been selected by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), which look at everything from the manufacturing of crash-resistant batteries to developing new lighter electronics systems for vehicles.
Transport minister Rachel Maclean said: “As we look to kickstart our green transport recovery, new technologies and cleaner fuels are going to play an even greater role in achieving our aim of a greener and more prosperous economy.
Jaguar is supporting the City of Oslo with the world’s first high-powered wireless taxis.
Momentum Dynamics is providing the wireless charging system for the Jaguars.
Fortum Recharge will be supporting the installation and electrification of the project.
The ElectriCity initiative will make the Norwegian capital the first city in the world with a fully automatic charging infrastructure model that can be implemented almost anywhere, this proof of concept could help the rapid adoption of electric vehicles globally.
Note added June 26, 2020 » This should have been a good news story for both Kia and Dodge. Instead the media (including this site) is focused on Tesla’s terrible ranking.
J.D. Power’s Initial Quality Study, now in its 34th year, examines problems experienced by purchasers and lessees of new 2020 model-year vehicles during the first 90 days of ownership. According to J.D. Power, Initial Quality has proven to be an excellent predictor of long-term reliability, which has a significant impact on owner satisfaction and brand loyalty.
This is the first time a Detroit automaker topped the list in 34 years. The Dodge Durango and Dodge Challenger models both scored very high in their segments.
Kia tied Dodge and maintained its six-year streak as top-ranked auto brand.
Tesla, which outdid perennially bottom-ranked Land Rover, has traditionally refused to cooperate with outside researchers like J.D. Power. Perhaps we now understand more the reasons for this.
The J.D. Power IQS results vindicate the many reports from owners, journalists, and analysts concerning Tesla’s persistent production quality issues. J.D. Power is well respected in the industry.
That mindset doesn’t appear to have changed as the newest Model Y is experiencing many of the same difficulties and widespread defects that have afflicted earlier models.
Hype and being first to market has proven profitable for Elon Musk and shareholders, and they have built up a fan base. However, if Tesla does not improve quality, they will not be able to grow their base into paying customers at a time when other manufacturers with much better reputations for quality products are rapidly bring EVs to market.
Tesla is not about to go the way of Edsel any time soon. But just as there will always be a market of Land Rover, there will always be a fans of Tesla.
The Dodge brand, long a quality laggard, surged to take the top spot in the 2020 Power IQS, tying Kia, while toppling traditional benchmarks including Korea’s Genesis, Japan’s Lexus and Germany’s Porsche.
If anything, Porsche plunged to the lower quartile in the latest quality study, while Lexus and Genesis also slid sharply down the list. But no one fared more poorly than Tesla. Covered for the first time in the IQS, the California EV maker was, by far, posted an industry-worst score, underscoring recent reports of endemic quality issues impacting its line-up and, in particular, the new Model Y battery-SUV.
Plugged into an 11kW AC domestic wallbox, that will allow 33 miles of range to be added per hour, with a full charge from empty in 8.6 hours. With a 7kW wallbox, a full charge takes 12.75 hours, at a peak rate of 22 miles of charge per hour. The I-Pace will continue to be offered with a 100kW on-board DC charger, enabling up to 78 miles of charge in 15 minutes.
The revamped I-Pace will also be the first Jaguar to feature the firm’s latest Pivi Pro infotainment system, which is currently only found in the Land Rover Defender.
The year 2020 would be remembered as the one that gave vitality to the electric vehicle revolution in India. The Auto Expo 2020 saw the birth of dozens of EVs of different sizes and prices from a wide section of automakers. Let’s have a look at the upcoming electric cars of India to be launched in 2020 and 2021.
Over the last two seasons, the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY has produced some incredible racing around the world and has been a valuable addition to the Formula E schedule. Along with our valued entrants and series partners, we are proud of having created a true world-first with the I-PACE eTROPHY. Together we have pioneered battery electric vehicle racing. We would like to thank them for joining us on this journey and turning the vision into reality, helping show the industry what is possible in terms of electrification in motorsport.
“The series has realised many of the targets we set out to achieve. However, during these unprecedented times of the coronavirus pandemic, we have reviewed our strategy and made the decision to withdraw the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY series after two successful seasons.
“We remain fully committed to electric motorsport and our Jaguar Racing Formula E programme as an important part of our transition to electric mobility and Destination Zero. I’m looking forward to the Formula E and eTROPHY seasons resuming if and when it is safe for our team, partners and fans to do so…
This stable demand for EVs saw the Tesla Model 3 become the nation’s best-selling car in April with 658 examples sold. The second best-selling car was another EV, the Jaguar I-Pace with 367 units. It is understood the Model 3’s sales figures come largely as a result of the fulfillment of orders taken online prior to the lockdown.
The forthcoming all-electric replacement for the Jaguar XJ saloon is drawing closer to production. The all-new model is due to be revealed at the end of 2020, where it will act as a pure electric alternative to Mercedes S-Class – which will soon gain an electric sibling in the form of the upcoming EQS saloon.