AD #2047 – Ioniq EV Cheaper to Operate Than Bolt EV, New Jaguars Give You Gas, Israel: Automotive Powerhouse?
February 16th, 2017 at 11:44am
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- Hyundai Ioniq EV Cheaper to Operate Than Bolt EV
- Jaguar Teams with Shell
- Israel Emerging as Automotive Powerhouse
- U.K. Doctors Want to Ban Diesels
- Peugeot Shows New Electric Van
- Dodge Teases the Demon’s Special Tires
On today’s show… Hyundai says its Ioniq EV is cheaper to operate than the Bolt EV, Dodge teases more details on the wild and crazy Demon and why Israel is emerging as an automotive powerhouse. You heard that right. Israel! All that and more coming right up on Autoline Daily.
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IT’S ALL ABOUT THE BENJAMINS
The Chevy Bolt EV has about 240 miles of range. Tesla promises its upcoming Model 3 will have at least 215 miles of range. But the Hyundai Ioniq EV only has a range of 124 miles. Even so, Hyundai says it’s not at a big disadvantage. While it doesn’t have the most range, the Ioniq’s MPGe rating is 136, which is Number One in the U.S. Hyundai also points out that 98% of new car buyers expect to drive less than 100 miles a day, so range anxiety shouldn’t be a problem. But more importantly, the Ioniq is more efficient than the others. The Bolt EV uses 450 more kilowatts annually and the Nissan Leaf uses 750 more. It costs 81 cents to drive the Ioniq 25 miles, compared to 92 cents for the Bolt and 97 for the Leaf. On top of all that the Ioniq is $7,000 cheaper than the Bolt. So will that be enough to persuade consumers to buy an Ioniq instead of the others? Maybe amongst EV enthusiasts. But for everyone else, range is a top priority.
NEW JAGUARS GIVE YOU GAS
If you buy a new Jaguar XE, XF of F-Pace paying for gas just got more convenient. The automaker teamed up with Shell to create an app that allows you to pay for gas with the car’s touchscreen. Payments can be made using PayPal or Apple Pay to buy fuel at the pump. Android Pay will be added later in the year. The service begins in the U.K. and then will be rolled out globally afterwards. But if you don’t own one those vehicles don’t worry. The feature will be made available across the entire Jaguar Land Rover line-up in the future.
It may sound crazy, but Israel could emerge as an automotive powerhouse. We’ll explain how right after this.
ISRAEL: AUTOMOTIVE POWERHOUSE?
Could Israel emerge as an automotive powerhouse? It sure looks that way, even though the country has nothing to do with making cars. As automakers move into mobility services, Israel is positioning itself to develop the technologies that will make that possible. It has mapped out a strategy to have startups in all areas of mobility including cybersecurity, over the air updates, infrastructure and connectivity, ADAS and autonomy. Israel believes one of its critical advantages is compulsory military service. Some elite military units get first hand experience in remote sensing, computer vision, cybersecurity, and embedded systems. So when they get out of the service and into the private sector, they’re ready to launch startups. And as this graphic shows, they already cover all aspects of mobility and autonomy.
U.K. DOCTORS HATE DIESELS
Diesels sure have a dirty image. The VW emission scandal isn’t helping them either. And now nearly 300 doctors, nurses and health professionals in the U.K. want all diesels banned. They say that exposure to diesel NOx and particulate pollution stunts lung growth in infants and children. We here at Autoline think a diesel ban is a bad idea. In the U.S. emission regulations for light vehicles mandate that diesels have to meet the same emission standards as gasoline engines. Why not just adopt the U.S. standards instead of banning diesels? European emission standards for heavy trucks look tougher than they are in the U.S., but easier testing procedures mean that European diesel engines emit more emissions. Again, we think it’s smarter to tighten up the tests, not ban the engines.
PEUGEOT’S ELECTRIC PARTNER
Weren’t we just talking about goofy-looking vans yesterday? The Peugeot Partner Tepee sure seems to fit into that category, but this is an electric version of the van. There are two lithium-ion battery packs that combine for 22.5 kWh of capacity, which gives the van 170 km or about 105-miles of range. That’s pretty average for an EV these days. The Partner Tepee Electric, geeze what a goofy name, will make its debut in Geneva and then go on sale in September.
Dodge is slowly teasing out details of its monster performance car, the Demon. Coming up next we’ll show you what the latest details are.
DEMON’S GOT TIRE FOR DAYS
Dodge just released another teaser video of the Demon, a street car based on the Challenger that’s designed for drag racing. The latest video teases the tires and wheels because the car sits on giant 315/40R18 tires mounted on 18 by 11 inch wheels. The tires are made by Nitto and are molded specifically to this car. Nitto is a Japanese tire maker that’s carving out a nice niche for itself making tires for enthusiasts. Thanks to their unique compounding the tires provide 40% more launch force than what’s on the Hellcat. It’s also due to the fact that they put 15% more rubber on the road. Note how the tire wrinkles up at launch. That’s not a computer generated image, folks. It’s the real deal.
You all know that every car company has its own design studios and a small army of designers. But were you aware that a lot of supplier companies also have design staffs? Later this afternoon on Autoline After Hours, Gary and John will have Tom Gould, the head of design for Adient, the supplier company that makes seats and interiors. They’ll be talking about how designers at supplier companies inspire and integrate their work with their counterparts at the car companies. Once again, Autoline After Hours gives you insights into the inner workings of the automotive industry. If you’ve got questions you’d like to ask on the show, shoot us an email to email@example.com
And that wraps up today’s show, thanks for watching.
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