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

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

January 30, 2021

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....

08: Brexit, Robotic charging, An actual EV from Toyota, Apple enters the EV space and more…
07 EV News and Info Dec 2020. Plus the Fiat 500e.

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

December 16, 2020

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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The EV Choice podcast is a series all about electric vehicles.

Featuring:

  • Info - including a series for everyone completely new to EV
  • Reviews - Quick spins and walkarounds (cars and vans)
  • Tech - innovations including batteries
  • News - monthly roundups of EV news and happenings

Website: http://www.evchoice.co.uk

Twitter: @EV_choice

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

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

May 7, 2020

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

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

February 5, 2020

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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04 EV Monthly News - Feb 2020
03 BMW i3S - Quick Spin test drive

03 BMW i3S - Quick Spin test drive

January 28, 2020

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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EV Experience Centre: https://evexperiencecentre.co.uk/

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02 EV Planes Trains and Automobiles 2019

02 EV Planes Trains and Automobiles 2019

January 22, 2020

In this episode (recorded Fall/Autumn 2019) we take a quick look at the prospects for electric aircraft, battery powered trains, plus a very high level view of how far electric cars have come in the last decade and how some vested interests are trying to prevent change.

Planes
Are we likely to see an electric plane anytime soon? Transatlantic distances look to be decades off, but there are some promising initiatives underway with lightweight short range aircraft used in pleasure tours and island hopping.
 
 
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0008jfk (BBC 'In Business' radio show - Flying Green) (UK only)
 
 
Trains
There's a fair amount of activity in the rail space, being driven by manufacturers, train operators and governments. And one innovative approach resulting in being first to market.
 
Canadian Bombardier 2nd Oct announces new €100m five-year partnership with Swiss battery maker Leclanché
 
 
 
 
Automobiles
In the final section we look at some EVs you can now buy compared to 10 years ago, and explore how legacy interests and even some automakers are lobbying against EVs and in favour of business-as-usual.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
And a fossil-fuelled bonus clip right at the end..... :-)
01 Podcast intro

01 Podcast intro

January 22, 2020

Hi

Welcome to the EV Choice podcast - a series all about electric cars, vans and trucks

Featuring...

  • Info > including a series for everyone completely new to EVs
  • Tech > innovations including batteries
  • Reviews > Quick spins and more in-depth car and van reviews
  • News > monthly roundups of EV developments

Occasionally we'll also be covering bikes, trains, boats and possibly aircraft.

Thanks for listening and enjoy! Don't forget to subscribe and leave feedback.

Website: http://www.evchoice.co.uk

Twitter: @EV_choice

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