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Electric vehicle tech, innovations, micromobility & more. Plus EV info and advice. Cars, commercials and 2-wheels.

October 17, 2021

12: Micromobility - Zoomo

Welcome the first of hopefully many episodes focussing on micromobility.

In this episode we talk with Lisa Conibear, Zoomo UK & EU Regional Director. Zoomo are an innovative micromobility company - they describe themselves as “The World’s leader in light electric vehicles (LEVs) and after-market servicing built on the experience of thousands of delivery riders.”

Subjects discussed:

  • e-bikes for individual couriers and commercial use
  • subscription models
  • last mile delivery
  • city transformations through cycling infrastructure
  • cool tech
  • shared micromobility
  • e-bike theft prevention technology 
  • predictive maintenance 
  • and some job openings at Zoomo!

Zoomo on EV Directory https://www.evdirectory.co/listings/ebikes-scooters/australia/sydney/zoomo/

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September 11, 2021

11: Vehicle types explained - ICE, Hybrid, Mild Hybrid, PHEV, FCEV and BEV

In this info podcast we provide an overview of the different types of vehicles available and how they work, plus the pros and cons of each type.

  • ICE - internal combustion engine
  • Hybrid
  • Mild Hybrid
  • PHEV - Plug-in Hybrid
  • FCEV - Fuel Cell EV
  • BEV - Battery EV

Please download our free poster-size diagram which you can use for education, training and in talking to your customers.

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Electric charging vector icon courtesy of Vecteezy

 

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August 8, 2021

10: AI and Autonomous vehicles

In this tech primer we talk about some of the challenges around AI and autonomous vehicles, and why self-driving taxis haven't appeared as quickly as we might have expected.

This is a massive subject and we're just scratching the surface in this pod.

Subjects Covered

- AI basics and levels of autonomy

- Why self-driving software differs from 'normal' software development

- Static scene recognition

- Further capabilities required for a self-driving vehicle

- Hardware

- Companies working in the self-driving space - and their challenges

- Future and timelines


Links

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lanceeliot/2019/12/20/explaining-level-4-and-level-5-of-self-driving-cars-in-plain-english/?sh=6cfe82484709

Predictive AI
https://wayve.ai/blog/predicting-the-future/

California Department of Motor Vehicles - Autonomous Vehicle Testing Permit Holders
https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/vehicle-industry-services/autonomous-vehicles/autonomous-vehicle-testing-permit-holders/

Technical blog on autonomous vehicles
https://towardsdatascience.com/ai-and-the-vehicle-went-autonomous-e176c73239c6

https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a31122014/tesla-testing-autonomous-mode-12-miles/

https://blog.waymo.com/

State of AI report - very detailed presentation from AI investors (covering a range of industries)
https://www.stateof.ai/

https://www.futurebridge.com/uncategorized/autonomy-delay-current-challenges-and-bottlenecks/

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January 30, 2021

09: What is the most efficient EV? Cars, e-bikes and e-scooter compared!

The EV car community loves to talk about how efficient EVs are. Of course they are much more efficient than polluting gasoline or diesel cars.

But how well does a car stack up for efficiency against an e-bike or even a e-scooter?? Let's run some numbers and find out. The winner might surprise you...

We compare the efficiency of different types of EV:

  • SUV - Audi e-Tron
  • Family hatchback - Hyundai Ioniq
  • City car - Citroen Ami (2 seat)
  • e-Cargo bike - Riese and Muller
  • e-MTB mountain bike - KTM
  • e-scooter - Xiaomi M365

Website link

https://www.evnow.net/2021/01/what-is-the-most-efficient-ev/

More show notes coming shortly....

January 22, 2021

08: Brexit, Robotic charging, An actual EV from Toyota, Apple enters the EV space and more…

In this magazine episode we're featuring:

- Brexit (briefly..)

- Hyundai makes a Robotics acquisition

- Autonomous vehicle charging from VW

- Tokyo dumps gasoline by 2030

- Apple enters the EV space (allegedly..)

- Toyota is making an actual EV (not a hybrid..)

- Some outstanding end of year EV deals in the USA

 

Links

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davekeating/2021/12/27/brexit-deal-protects-uk-electric-car-tradefor-now/?sh=22d264de6470

https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Automobiles/Tokyo-one-ups-rest-of-Japan-with-2030-electric-vehicle-goal

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-apple-autos-exclusive-idUSKBN28V2PY

https://www.volkswagenag.com/en/news/stories/2019/12/volkswagen-lets-its-charging-robots-loose.html#

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-boston-dynamics-m-a-hyundai-motor/hyundai-motor-to-buy-robot-maker-boston-dynamics-from-softbank-idUKKBN28L09E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7xvqQeoA8c Boston Dynamics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlkCQXHEgjA Spot the dog

https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-news/first-official-pictures/toyota/cpod-electric-car/

https://electrek.co/2020/12/28/huge-year-end-discounts-and-rebates-drive-the-cost-of-new-evs-below-20k/

 

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December 16, 2020

07 EV News and Info Dec 2020. Plus the Fiat 500e.

In this podcast we get back on track again with a magazine episode. Some news, a survey, some clean energy and a classic car website. Plus the new Fiat 500e and how not to plan a Porsche Taycan trip...

And finally....what podcast would be complete without a mention of Tesla or Elon Musk at least once!

We're not been around for a while but we've been busy developing some great EV resources in the background during the last 3 months. Watch this space for announcements.

KwikFit car buying intentions survey
https://cardealermagazine.co.uk/publish/millions-of-people-in-the-uk-have-changed-their-car-buying-plans-because-of-the-pandemic/205596

Europe and UK Emissions
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-55179008

V2G - BBC Click (20:00 onwards)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOdMczkkjTU

Classic Car EV Conversions on a custom built platform
https://www.zerolabs.com/platform

Porsche Taycan 9hr trip!
https://www.theguardian.com/money/2020/nov/28/electric-cars-porsche-charging-network

Fiat 500e - The Late Brake show / Jonny Smith
https://www.fiat.co.uk/500-electric
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSwvQE0tgyM

Uber sells autonomous division
https://uk.reuters.com/article/uber-atg/uber-sells-atg-self-driving-business-to-aurora-at-4-billion-idUKL1N2IN1W1

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  • Info - including a series for everyone completely new to EV
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  • Tech - innovations including batteries
  • News - monthly roundups of EV news and happenings

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May 7, 2020

06 How will Covid-19 affect EV sales? Lockdown special!

How is the EV market going to be impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic? We explore a number of factors:

- the impact on global GDP
- overall global car market
- improved environment and buyer sentiment for EVs
- reluctance to use public transport
- oil prices plummeting
- market shakeup - what does the ‘new normal’ look like? Who knows...

“Gas prices would have to fall below $10 per barrel - or go into negative territory - before gas-powered vehicles can start challenging EVs' low operating costs.”

“We’re not hearing of BEV supply chain investments being scaled back or deliberately delayed”

“Europe BEV sales forecast for 2020…is 625k which is 75% up on 2019”

https://www.venson.com/Media/ViewNews/177

https://lmc-auto.com/news-and-insights/covid-19-bev-sales/

https://www.transportxtra.com/publications/local-transport-today/news/65343/people-will-be-reluctant-to-use-public-t/

https://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/The-Oil-Price-Crash-Wont-Stop-The-Tesla-Boom.html

https://www.buick.com/shop-click-drive

Turn up the nice birdsong sounds at the start :-)

Forgot to mention EU emissions directive as well. What an amateur! :-)

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February 5, 2020

05: Automakers - What will they be selling in 2035? Plus background to Tesla’s dramatic stock price rise.

1: Covering the reaction to the UK Government’s announcement on 05 Feb 2020 banning petrol (gas), diesel and also hybrid cars from 2035.

2: Also commentary and analysis on the recent dramatic rise in Tesla’s stock price. We reflect what happened in the DotCom bubble and look at how Tesla has a lot in common with Apple.

This podcast was not in our plan and a last minute addition.... Normal service will be resumed soon :-)

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February 1, 2020

04 EV Monthly News - Feb 2020

January 28, 2020

03 BMW i3S - Quick Spin test drive

In this episode we visit the EV Experience Centre and have a (slightly unplanned...) quick spin in a BMW i3S - which was a lot of fun.

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