April 15, 2021

  • News: Mazda Joins EV Crowd with MX-30 EV превод на български
     

    First Mazda EV To Arrive This Fall

    Another week, another new electric crossover. That seems to be the story as automakers big and small around the globe try to stake a piece of the market’s move to electric vehicles. The small car company Mazda showed off a new electric version of its small MX-30 crossover this week, promising that it would be available in California dealerships this fall.

    Mazda MX-30 EV
    A different kind of Kodo

    Mazda said the MX-30 EV would be characterized by its “stylish” design and a driving experience that fits the brand’s performance image. The latest iteration of Mazda’s Kodo (“Soul of Motion”) design philosophy aims to blend minimalist elements with a futuristic design. The result, at least as can be discerned from the company photos released, is a smooth-sided car with a bit of a retro look, reminiscent of some models like Nissan Cube or Figaro or the Honda E. It contrasts with the more sculpted look of the current gas-powered CX-30.

    Performance may be a bit more of a stretch for the MX-30 EV. According to Mazda, a single electric motor rated at 144 horsepower and 200 pound-feet of torque will power the vehicle. That compares with the nearly identical CX-30’s base engine 186 horsepower/torque, but trails the turbo-engine versions 250 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque. We found the CX-30 base engine performance to be adequate, but the car’s suspension gave it credentials to be a true driver’s car.

    Long Time Coming

    Mazda MX-30 EV
    Set up to charge fast

    The electric Mazda was first previewed at the Tokyo Motor Show in October 2019, so the real news here is that it will finally be going on sale in the U.S. Mazda touted its fast-charging capability (20-to-80 percent charge of its 35.5 kilowatt-hour battery in 36 minutes with a 50 kWh charger), which compares favorably with some of its rivals, but it doesn’t appear to have the ability to charge at the higher rates some newer fast-chargers offer. Mazda is partnering with EV charger company ChargePoint to offer home charging options for MX-30 buyers.       

    Mazda’s announcement also included a preview of some additional models that will follow, including a series plug-in hybrid that uses a rotary engine as a generator as well as a traditional hybrid. The use of the rotary engine should excite some enthusiast who are enamored with the engine’s unique design and smooth power. Mazda deployed the Wankel rotary in models from 1967 through 2002.

    Interior Details

    Inside the five-door MX-30 you’ll find a typical Mazda driver-oriented layout with control laid out for easy use while driving. The car will feature a floating center console and other areas that use cork, a renewable and eco-friendly material that also hints of Mazda’s origin as a cork manufacturing company more than a century ago. That console features an electronic shifter, a multi-function “commander” knob and shortcut buttons to control the Mazda Connect infotainment system. A 7.0-inch touchscreen provides access to the car’s various functions.

    Mazda MX-30 EV
    Using cork creatively

    Mazda Connected Services will allow owners to monitor and control various functions of the car remoted through the MyMazda App. Owners will be able to lock and unlock doors, adjust the climate control and checking on the battery status/charging status through the app.

    The MX-30’s five doors may be one of its more unique features. Its rear doors are described as “freestyle,” which means they are rear hinged so they are center opening, allowing greater access to the rear space. That said, they’re not full doors like those found on the CX-30, so will present a new process for those who’ll be uses the rear seat.

    The car will come with a full suite of advanced safety equipment. We look forward to getting behind the wheel of this new entry and providing readers with a full report of how it stacks up in the expanding world of electric crossovers.

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April 12, 2021

  • Bafang Receives China’s First UK Conformity Assessment Certificate превод на български
     

    On March 30, 2021, LEVA-EU member Bafang Electric received a UK Conformity Assessment Marking (UKCA) from TUV SUD Certification and Testing (China) Co., Ltd. (TUV SUD). It indicates that Bafang’s Central Motor Drive System M200 (M200) conforms to the latest market access requirements of the UK. It is also the first UKCA certificate issued by TUV SUD to China’s e-bike industry.

    The UKCA certificate requires that EMC test results of products meet the requirements of EN61000. Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) refers to the ability of a device or system to operate in its electromagnetic environment without causing intolerable electromagnetic interference to any other device in its vicinity. With reliable anti-electromagnetic and anti-interference abilities, Bafang’s M200 ensures that it will neither affect the use of other electronic products during its operation, nor lose control due to strong electromagnetic radiation and interference around it, thus providing a safety guarantee for daily cycling.

    In addition, as an entry-level e-city bike product independently developed by Bafang, the M200 is stable, quiet and economical, suitable for e-city bikes and highly popular among OEMs and brand owners. Over the past two years, Bafang’s R&D team has been continuously innovating, optimizing the structure of the M200’s motor transmission parts and achieving almost total silence, without affecting the 250W power output of the motor and strong performance of the system.

    In this respect, Mr. Jiang Huiping, director of Bafang Marketing & Sales Center, said, “The UK is one of the most important and promising markets of Bafang in Europe. Receiving the first UKCA certificate is of great significance for Bafang to further develop its business in the UK market and expand its overseas business. Over the years, Bafang has been committed to providing consumers with safe and high-quality products. In the future, we will continue to set a good example in the industry with high quality and standards, and strive to become No. 1 in more areas, with quality as the cornerstone.”

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April 10, 2021

  • Road Test: 2021 Polestar 2 превод на български
     

    Go EV the Scandinavian Way

    If you see a Polestar 2 parked along the street or hear it roll silently by, you’re forgiven if you don’t know what it is. You will notice that it’s a handsome, premium-grade midsize car that looks like a tall sedan (it’s actually a hatchback).

    2021 Polestar 2
    Still a bit of a mystery

    The secret is that Polestar is an electric performance brand from Volvo and its Chinese owner, Geely Holding. It was established in 2017 and is based in Gothenburg, Sweden, where Volvo has been for a long time (although the Polestar 2 is built in China).

    I enjoyed a long weekend with a 2021 Polestar 2, and it certainly makes a great first and lasting impression in a market segment that is starting to grow—and will soon be full of choices.

    The car is a “2” because it was preceded by the “1,” which is an electric performance plug-in hybrid GT, with a six-figure price tag and a limited output of 500 units per year over the next three years.

    A High-Tech Customer Experience

    If you’re thinking, “this sounds like a Swedish Tesla,” you’re getting the idea. By taking what could be “Volvo’s EV model” and breaking it out as a standalone brand, Volvo and Geely are promoting exclusivity while creating a high-tech customer experience. From my experience, it’s working.

    Polestar Space
    Giving Polestar its own “Space”

    The vehicles will be sold online, and also shown off at strategically located “spaces,” where you can browse in a minimalist, Danish (Swedish?)  modern showroom to get a feel for the cars before placing your order. There are already spaces in New York City and Los Angeles, and there are now two in the San Francisco Bay Area, where I’m located. The newest Polestar Space just opened in Silicon Valley, at the Westfield Valley Fair, 2855 Stevens Creek Boulevard, San Jose. There’s a second location in Corte Madera in Marin County.

    Polestar also offers a convenient home delivery and service program, allowing customers who live within 150 miles of the Valley Fair Space, meaning from San Francisco in the north to Monterey Bay Peninsula in the south, to have a new car delivered to their door, as well as complimentary roundtrip transportation for future servicing.

    Good Looking Lines

    The 2021 Polestar 2 makes a fine first impression, with its smooth flanks and chiseled edges, open mouth with black-square-filled grille and slices of taillamps at the rear. The Polestar logo looks like two boomerangs and is not at all like the familiar Volvo ironmark.

    2021 Polestar 2
    A sedan look with a hatchback’s practicality

    In a world obsessed with crossovers and SUVs, this is a car that looks like a tall sedan but actually provides hatchback practicality, including a fold-up panel for grocery bags that includes hooks and a strap.

    Test Runs on Freeway and Back Roads

    I tested the car with two trips—one primarily freeway and the other on my local, beautiful back roads. In each case, the car acquitted itself athletically and in great comfort, as expected and hoped. The freeway jaunt was to San Rafael, in Marin County, which meant open freeways, bridge crossings and a short test loop through town, where I showed off the car’s rocket acceleration to my son. A BMW owner, he is a possible future Polestar buyer, which made this a demo ride and reinforced my positive impressions.

    2021 Polestar 2
    A rocket ready to hit the road

    The backroad jaunt is where I recently took the all-new Ford Mustang Mach-E—a competitor—and the Polestar 2 showed its sharp reflexes and balanced handling around the bends. EVs benefit from a low center of gravity, and the 2’s steering was taut and the assist felt natural. I later found the screen on the center panel where you can configure the performance settings and saw that it was set up for “sporty,” which made sense. I guess I was driving “sporty” on the freeway, as well.

    Plentiful Power

    The 2021 Polestar 2 is a potent beast. The Launch Edition features two motors, one up front and one in the rear, powered by a 78-kilowatt-hour battery. This all adds up to 408 horsepower and 487 pound-feet of torque, good for a pulse-raising zero-to-60 run in under five seconds. Range is 233 miles, which is good, if not the best in the market.

    2021 Polestar 2
    Brakes if you need them

    The Polestar 2 features one pedal driving—a favorite of mine and many other EV drivers—where, thanks to regenerative braking, you use only the accelerator to move forward or slow down (even to a full stop). Of course, the brake pedal is right there when you need it, but in normal driving you can ignore it. The car offers three drive modes for regenerative braking (Off, Low, Standard), along with on or off settings for creep mode (where it acts like a “normal” automatic). It could stop and go with pinpoint accuracy with the “Standard” setting.

    High-Tech Infotainment

    As an EV, the 2021 Polestar 2 is a silent traveler, and the time on the road gave me the chance to test what is the world’s first in-vehicle application of an infotainment system powered by Android with Google apps and services built-in. As the setup was done already, all I did was say, “Hey, Google, play Bluegrass,” and the friendly female voice said, “I’m choosing Indie Bluegrass from Spotify,” and that was that. I also tested Google for navigation and asking for my home address produced a large map on the center screen and turn-by-turn voice directions.

    2021 Polestar 2
    Google in the car

    Inside, the 2021 Polestar 2 shows its Volvo origins. The lines are drawn with a brilliant, clean, and slightly cold aesthetic, and materials are matte and, according to the press info, it’s a fully vegan interior with the WeaveTech fabric and reconstructed wood trim. The ambiance isn’t overtly luxurious, but the traditionally super-supportive Volvo seats are right there with multiple adjustments and the fat, leather-wrapped wheel is nice to hold.

    The 11-inch center panel screen is smaller than a Tesla’s, but Polestar parent Volvo has developed a beautiful and practical touchscreen interface. The home screen is quartered into maps, Phone, Driver Performance, and Music, but you can swipe to lots of different views, including the settings pages, where you can configure your driving experience.

    Charging and Efficiency

    Enquiring minds always want to know about charging. I used my solar-panel-powered Level 2 (240V) home charger, but if you’re on the road and want to top off quickly, DC fast charging at 150 kilowatts takes about 40 minutes to get you to 80 percent. It’ll take eight hours to refill the battery from 0 to 100 percent using Level 2 charging (perfect for overnight or a workday). If you just plug in to standard a 120V household outlet, you’d better give it 22 hours. That’s pretty normal for a battery of this size in 2021.

    2021 Polestar 2
    It can charge fast or slow

    The EPA gives this all-electric car ratings of 96 MPGe city/88 highway/92 combined (where MPGe is Miles per Gallon equivalent that measures how far the car will travel on the electric energy equivalent of a gallon of gasoline/33.7 kilowatt-hours). Use that number to compare with other electric vehicles or, better yet, use the kWh/100 miles metric that is also on all new vehicles. That will tell you how much energy your vehicle needs to travel 100 miles, a more accurate measurement than our traditional fuel economy (mpg) numbers.

    Of course, the EPA “green” scores are 10 for both Smog and Greenhouse Gas. Any emissions for an EV come not from a tailpipe but from manufacturing, transportation and how the electricity to move it is produced. These should diminish as more and more of the grid uses power from renewable sources, such as solar and wind, and as the manufacturers themselves use green energy—some, including GM, already do.

    High tech treats include the absence of a start button. Just carry the chunky key fob in your pocket and walk up to the car. Open the door and sit down. Pull the stylish ring-shaped shift knob into D or R and the car moves. Leaving is the same thing. Put it in P (Park), open the door, step out, close the door, and walk away. You can press “Lock” on the digital key fob if that makes you feel more secure.

    This is a premium vehicle, and the window sticker shows it. My test car, in “Moon” metallic, started at $59,900, and with $1,200 extra for the paint and $1,300 for destination (it’s shipped from its Chinese factory), came to $62,400.

    Competitors

    This brings up a point. Who’s the customer, and what makes the 2021 Polestar 2 stand out? The obvious direct competitor is the Tesla Model Y (if you want the hatchback capability) or the Model 3. Teslas have the advantage of their supercharger network at this point, although Polestar is affiliating with ChargePoint and is compatible with most of the existing and growing charging network by all providers.

    Tesla offers the same kind of minimalism as the Polestar 2. I haven’t yet driven a Model Y, but compared to other Teslas I’ve sampled, the Polestar 2 feels like a traditional car, with a more elaborate instrument panel and a more developed interior design language.

    2021 Polestar 2
    Holding its own against the competition

    One new and more affordable option is the Mustang Mach-E, but the personality difference is substantial. If the Polestar 2 is a Tesla for Volvo enthusiasts, the Mach-E is a first EV for muscle car fans. With its exuberant styling inside and out and leftward running horse logo, the Mustang is competitive with the Polestar 2 only in its EV performance.

    Matching the Polestar in power and range is the Jaguar I-Pace. However, the base S model is already $10,000 more expensive than the Polestar 2, although the interior ambiance is a bit fancier. The Audi E-tron is another luxury competitor, but I haven’t had any seat time in it yet. Mercedes-Benz is rolling out its EQ models and that brand has huge luxury equity. Ones to watch include the upcoming BMW i4 and recently announced Kia EV6, but you can’t buy one of those yet. Lexus, Infiniti and Acura are all promising EVs, but most of those don’t even have target introduction dates. New electric vehicles like the VW ID.4 are worthy, but can’t touch the Polestar 2 for sheer performance. 

    Time will tell with the Polestar brand, but the 2021 Polestar 2 is competitive and hits all the right buttons. The next model, the 3, will be a coupe marketed between the 1 and the 2 in price. There is also the stunning Precept concept that is slated to appear sometime in the future. For more affordable EVs, the Volvo brand has big plans to expand its lineup, and already offers the XC40 Recharge crossover.

    It’s an exciting time to be an EV shopper, and it’s just going to get better.

    Story by Steve Schaefer. Photos by Steve Schaefer and Volvo.

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April 09, 2021

  • Buyers Guide: Budget EV Options for Clean Transportation превод на български
     

    Affordable Cars that Move the Green Needle

    Price is one of the most significant roadblocks to clean transportation. Tesla, arguably the most iconic electric automaker right now, recently raised the price of several models in the U.S. While new EVs come out all the time, many of them aren’t cheap.

    Despite these trends, there are still affordable clean cars on the market today. The most famous examples may be expensive, but not everything is. Here are five budget options for sustainable transportation (with links to further Clean Fleet Report tests and news).

    1. Mini Cooper SE

    Mini Cooper SE EV
    Most affordable–and maybe the most fun

    The 2020 Mini Cooper SE is the cheapest electric car available in the U.S. right now. It comes in at an MSRP of $29,900, and that’s before the $7,500 federal EV tax credit. When that’s applied, buyers can get this car for less than $23,000. There are a variety of state and local incentives that can reduce that price even further.

    Keep in mind that the Cooper SE has a relatively short range of 110 miles. If you don’t need to drive long distances, though, this remarkably affordable option could be ideal.

    2. Nissan Leaf

    When most people think of electric cars, Tesla is probably the first name to come to mind. While the Tesla Model 3 became the best-selling EV in 2020, the Nissan Leaf held that distinction for years. That should come as no surprise, either, given the Leaf’s low price tag of $31,600.

    Nissan Leaf EV
    A long legacy as an affordable EV

    The Leaf has a range of 149 miles, but the $38,200 Leaf Plus can go for 226. While the Leaf Plus isn’t exactly cheap, the EV tax credit and other incentives can make it even more affordable affordable.

    3. Hyundai Ioniq Electric

    Hyundai Ioniq Electric
    A well-featured bargain

    The Hyundai Ioniq Electric is only available in some states, but it offers a lot for your money. The $33,045 hatchback includes features like Bluetooth, heated seats and an 8.0-inch touch screen as standard. It also has a 170-mile range, one the longest of similarly priced all-electric cars.

    Like the Leaf, the Ioniq Electric has a pricier model that comes in at $38,615 before the tax credit. This model has the same range and power but comes with more features.

    Hybrid Cars

    Toyota Venza Hybrid
    Some hybrids have a plug, some don’t;
    Most offer a greener alternative

    Hybrid cars are often more affordable than fully electric options, so you may want to consider one of these. They might also be easier to find, as virtually every major automaker produces at least one hybrid or plug-in hybrid model. If buyers can’t get their hands on a full-electric car, these are accessible, affordable alternatives.

    Keep in mind, though, that hybrids may not be as green as they seem. The average hybrid car can emit around 28 tons of CO2 over its lifetime. That’s far less than gas and diesel vehicles, but still a considerable amount of emissions.

    Electric Bikes

    Even the cheapest cars can still be pricey. Thankfully, buyers can get green transportation for less money than even a gas-powered vehicle. Electric bikes also produce no tailpipe emissions (since they have no tailpiep) and cost far less than any car.

    VanMoof e-bike
    A lower cost, ZE way to get there

    Some electric bikes can go for more than 100 miles without pedaling. While they’re not as speedy as cars, they may go faster than you think, often reaching speeds of 20 mph or higher.

    Sustainability Can Be Affordable

    The idea that green technologies are inherently expensive is somewhat of a misconception. As this list shows, even electric cars can be affordable. There are also even cheaper sustainable alternatives available.

    Eco-conscious consumers don’t have to wait for green transportation to become cheaper. It’s already surprisingly affordable.

    Story by Martin Banks. Photos from the manufacturers or Clean Fleet Report archive.

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April 08, 2021

  • VanMoof S3 and X3 now work with Apple’s Find My app превод на български
     

    Source: VanMoof, San Francisco, April 7, 2021 – LEVA-EU member VanMoof is announcing that their S3 and X3 e-bikes ordered from now on, will work with Apple’s Find My app. VanMoof is one of the first e-mobility brands to join Apple’s Find My network. Riders are now able to add their latest VanMoof bikes to the new Items tab in the Find My app, allowing them to find and track their bike in a private and secure way using the vast and global Find My network, made up of hundreds of millions of Apple devices.


    This integration with Apple’s Find My app fits seamlessly into VanMoof’s vision of the future. “We’re ushering the future of cycling into the present day,” says Ties Carlier, co-founder of VanMoof. “In the near future, when bikes are the primary mode of transportation in cities, this will come in handy as it gives riders around the world peace of mind they’ll be able to swiftly locate their ride.” With the new Items tab in the Find My app, riders can now locate their bike on a map from iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

    VanMoof is one of the first brands to implement this capability and was able to do so because of its in-house product philosophy and the pre-existing advanced tech of their bikes. The new Find My network accessory program enables third-party companies to build finding capabilities into their products, letting riders use Apple’s Find My app to locate and keep track of their important items.

    The Find My network, a network of hundreds of millions of Apple devices, can locate their e-bike while utilizing all of the network’s built-in privacy and security protections. The Apple Find My network is anonymous and uses advanced encryption. This means that no one else – not even Apple or VanMoof – can view the location of the riders.

    VanMoof has always been actively seeking the best tech offerings in the cycling market. With this new capability, VanMoof has shown it is ready to welcome the future of cycling. The number of e-bikes worldwide has recently increased dramatically; the global e-bike market forecasted to reach $46B+ by 2026. The global e-bike boom has resulted in cities across the world working hard to find spatial solutions to create parking spaces, bike racks, and necessary infrastructure for cyclists.

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  • Opinion: Hey VW, Electric Vehicles Are Not a Joke превод на български
     

    Taking Volkswagen to Task for Its April Fools Prank

    It happens every year. One or two or sometimes more companies let their PR folks’ creative juices loose on a gag press release sent on April 1. Some get a chuckle; many more a groan. The auto industry is not known as a second career for comedy writers.

    Volkswagen took April Fools Day to a new level this year with a convoluted plan to announce a name change to VOLTSWAGEN to highlight its new ID.4 battery electric crossover and the corporate commitment to EVs. Except the announcement “leaked” early, was confirmed as news—or was it?—and then, finally, the overlords from Wolfsburg called time-out on the game and said it was all an innocent joke. And we hadn’t even made it to April 1.

    Insert confused, sad emoji here.

    Jeep Magneto EV concept
    Jeep made real news with a new EV concept

    What’s sad to me is not that VW’s staff tried to pull off a clever scheme to garner attention for its electric efforts, but that they didn’t have some real news to play off of. I’ve spent a few days in the ID.4 as have many of my colleagues and collaborators. It’s a serious EV, enough to make the name change almost credible—until you realize we’re talking about a German corporation that is one of largest auto companies in the world.  Also not known for its humor.

    Maybe the attention was worth it. I initially found it a little strained because it came off to me as counterintuitive for a company that didn’t bring its first new electric model, the Golf-sized ID.3, to the U.S. and also recently announced that the iconic ID.Buzz would be delayed coming to these shores.

    What About Real News?

    The VW fake news pales even more in light of announcements from VW’s competitors during the past few weeks.

    Kia EV6 GT-Line concept EV
    Kia’s near-future EV is no joke
    • Jeep showed off an electric Wrangler and announced it was adding charging stations at trailheads.
    • Kia showed off its coming EV6 that ups the design game for an electric crossover.
    • Lexus revealed a concept electric crossover, the LF-Z, that looks ready to kick that division down the EV pathway.
    • Genesis introduced an all-electric grand tourer concept that also appears ready to produce.
    • Rivian announced plans to launch its own charging network.
    • Mercedes showed off the interior of its sleek new EQS flagship electric sedan.
    • Canoo showed off a clever electric pickup that it says will be produced in a couple years.
    • Mini and Volvo both committed to going all-electric within a decade.
    • Honda confirmed it will sell two electric SUVs based on GM’s Ultium platform by 2024.
    • Stellantis even showed off a fuel cell electric delivery van that will be on the European market later this year.
    • Lucid offered a video showing Lucid Airs under construction at its Arizona plant.   

    All these news items and not an attempted joke among them.

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