The EV industry is evolving

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The EV industry is evolving. Electric vehicles have started to become more mainstream. This has been much more apparent in recent weeks with the introduction of the new electric vehicles from car manufacturers. 

Nissan showed the world their new vehicle the ariya. This is a SUV cross over vehicle designed to compete with the likes of the Model Y.

Nissan Ariya
Image courtesy of Nissan.com/Twitter

It is fair to say that they have the best opportunity to step up as they have had previous success with the original Nissan leaf and more recently with the New Nissan leaf.

China has also been rolling out new products to the market in the last couple of weeks Lucid motors, Xpeng and a flurry of others have all introduced vehicles to the market. 

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Why now?

The EV industry is evolving which is why 2020 was always going to be the year of the electric vehicle. 

In 2018 there were a number of car companies that introduced their idea of what the electric vehicle could be.  The concept electric vehicles were futuristic and feature rich.

It was the beginning of the evolution of the motor vehicle and a push into the future of transportation. 

A pivitol change year for the car industry. 

As it turns out it was to be a change year for more than the car industry. However the rise of the corona virus ( COVID_19 ) put a fly in the ointment. 

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2020, Not what we expected

With the isolation and social distancing that occurred a lot of people and products were put on the back burner.

Some companies have been able to release their products and adapt to the changing environment whilst others have been delayed.

Suppliers were not able to supply the key components of the new cars as they too were impacted.

It is difficult to build a car when you are reliant on other manufacturers to deliver components for your cars. 

One of the car manufacturers that has not been as challenged has been Tesla. Yes, they had to shut down and Yes, they had to abide by social distancing rules but they have adapted and risen to the challenge. 

One key part of their success has been their use of robotics and also good management of the environment their staff were returning to. 

Tesla Return to work playbook https://www.tesla.com/sites/default/files/blog_attachments/Tesla-Return-to-Work-Playbook.pdf?redirect=no

The factory has continued to deliver cars over the second quarter of the year which surprised everyone as the outcomes of deliveries where larger than expected. 

Even though we as a global society have had to change how we think, live and work in the last 6 months I believe this is only going to make us more resilient, resourceful and conscious of the outcomes, of our actions and our ability to see the possibilities in what we can do to make our lives and the future a better place to be. 

Dave 

David McCann
David McCann

EV_HQ founder

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Roots and Roads of Roadster

Tesla released the original roadster in 2008 and with it the beginning of the evolution of the auto industry. The original Roadster is quite different from today’s Tesla’s but without it the Tesla of today would not exist. 

The original roadster was a one of a kind marvel that was ahead of its time. It allowed people who had the means to own a car that allowed them to experience the future of a sports car. This was a pivotal step to providing funds to allow tesla to grow and develop what we know as the Model S today. 

Since then they have become cars of legend. Sort after by the Tesla fold and a wonder when driven by those not aware of what electric cars can do. They performed ahead of their class and gave insights to the future Tesla company. 

Of course, their road to completion was not without its issues. Delays that were long due to changes with design and development. Tesla also had to contend with money challenges and perception that electric cars where not even close to the combustion engine. 

But here we are many years later with Tesla being a global phenomenon and the roadster being the car that started it all. 

So, what’s next for the original roadster and what does this car mean to the future of Tesla. The original roadster in recent times has started to get some love from Tesla after many years of being ignored. They now have the ability to get serviced and parts directly from tesla where earlier on in the last decade that service was superseded after the Model S and Model X became the champions of the Tesla Cause. However, they have now been welcomed back and are improving the life and functions of the original tesla as they become to be considered classic cars of the electric car world. 

So, is this all there is for the Roadster name? The answer is no as the New Roadster was announced in late 2017 at the SEMI reveal when it rolled of the back of the truck trailer to the surprise of everyone. Just as the introduction of the Original roadster had been small the opposite could be said of the new roadster.

The car looked as if it was from the future and the specifications made it one of the fastest, sports cars ever conceived. As Elon musk has said “this is a smack down” to all super cars around the world. 

The design of the car is beautiful and has become iconic amongst electric car owners as the benchmark for any future electric sports car. As the original was to help grow the company the new roadster is to prove that electrification is here to stay and will outperform, out innovate and inspire the next generation of car buyers globally. 

The future of the roadster name is bright and 2020 will be the year that this car excites those that have purchased their ticket to ride. 

Dave 

Written by David McCann

Rating: 1 out of 5.

Thank you…#EVFRIENDS

Just under a year ago i decided to create a website

Just under a year ago I decided to create a website. This website was to allow me to express my thoughts and ideas regarding Electric Vehicles (EV’s).

I am passionate about EV’s and I especially love Tesla’s. I started the website as my family were supportive but sick of hearing me talk about Tesla’s. I had been boring, annoying and frustrating them with my constant discussion’s and insights. But as every “EV FAN” will know, when they put their ideas and thoughts out there to the world, I was not alone and many families had said the same. So we had turned to an outlet that could be shared.

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After spending many hours working to create a website that represented my unique style and personality alongside the social media accounts, I released it to the world. The reaction I had was extremely humbling. I was immediately surprised at the way the community welcomed me into the fold and gave me sage advice and guidance to allow me to grow my brand and express my ideas. I was able to find a group of people who have similar ideas and passion for the cars that I love and cherish.

Here in Australia we have a wonderful community that includes a large following in Sydney and Melbourne and a growing community in Brisbane, Perth and beyond.  

Of course, this community has always been here from the start of the introduction of the Tesla vehicles, if not before. But now they have the opportunity to be the leaders, the early adopters and the promoters of a revolution towards the sustainability of electric motoring.

With my first post I told the story of why I started it all, to the most recent post which was my first sponsored post.  

http://ev-hq.com/2019/06/06/passion

I have been humbled by the fact I have recently passed 100 followers on Twitter and I posted my first attempt of a You tube video about a test drive experience. The reactions and comments along the way have been funny, interesting, constructive and passionate. The EV community is strong around the globe and I am proud to say that I am considered, in a small part, one of the community.

https://ev-hq.com/2019/09/14/test-drive/

My first YouTube Video

I am passionate about Tesla as my manufacturer of choice, but I try to give a balanced view across all EV’s. I am a Tesla Fan Boy and one day hope to own one. They are the leader of the EV pack and they excite my idea of what the future can be.

I am passionate about EV’s and I especially love Tesla’s.

This BLOG is my way of saying thank you. Thanks to all the people who have read my blog’s, who have commented on my twitter posts, who have liked and watched my video and who have just been good community friends.

I hope that 2020 is a year of growth and success to all the community and with it a wonderful future moving forward.

May you all have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Photo by Brett Sayles on Pexels.com

Your friend

Dave  

Rating: 1 out of 5.
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Side Lines 04 – Gigafactory 3

Many months ago there was speculation that the next Gigafactory would be in China. Many discredited this information as hearsay and rumours. Fast forward less than a year later and the Gigafactory is built and preparing for ramp up of production units rolling off the lines.

What an achievement. It is truly amazing that a building of this size and complexity could be built in that time frame. The people of china and Tesla should be commended for their work ethic and passion for an amazing company and vision.

As with all things Tesla i started to think about the possibilities. I wondered once again about the Australian EV market and the possible benefits that might be available to us with the production beginning in Gigafactory 3. If we in australia where to import Tesla Vehicles from China rather than USA we might have a greater chance of lower prices.

China is a big market for Tesla and I appreciate the possible benefits the company will get with the sales numbers. However we in Australia find the vehicles very enticing but the “average joe” has very little chance of being able to afford it.

Gigafactory 3 is an achievement that could benefit more than the Chinese mainland and could allow for greater proliferation of Tesla’s across the pacific. Increasing uptake and reducing possible cost to those customers.

Dave