A list of three news of the month of December 2019 is presented here. You would have read the other news roundup posts on getelectricvehicle.com of the previous months.
- Electric Vehicle News Round-up July 2019
- Electric Vehicle News Round-up August 2019
- Electric Vehicle News Round-up September 2019
- Electric Vehicle News Round-up October 2019
- Electric Vehicle News Round-up November 2019
2019 was the year when a lot of electric vehicle manufacturers stepped into the field of electric vehicles. Many countries expanded their policies to gain momentum for the electric automotive industry.
India had reduced the tax for electric vehicles considerably to attract more customers.
Electric vehicle news round-up December 2019
The three news that you may note down is given below. The detailed coverage of the news is available at the reference link provided along with each piece of news.
#1 EVgo fast-charging network will offer Tesla connectors nationally in the USA next year
EVgo fast-charging network has announced that it plans to expand the Tesla connectors for electric vehicles nationally in 2020. The company had already announced the availability of the Tesla connectors now at five initial San Fransisco locations.
It’s the first time the Tesla connectors have been deployed on public EV chargers. EVgo clarified the point that the connectors would not just plug adapters but fully integrated Tesla connectors.
“EVgo has a simple per-minute structure for charging, and that’s the same for any EVgo customer whether they’re using a Tesla, CHAdeMO, or CCS connector,” said Jonathan Levy, EVgo’s VP for strategic initiatives to Green Car Reports.
“And any EV driver can choose between our no-commitment pay-as-you-go rates or save money per minute by signing up for an EVgo membership.” Reference
EVgo is yet to confirm the peak power of the charging station, but it says that it offers about 90 miles of range in about 30 minutes for “one flat per minute rate, with no additional fees.”
#2 Tesla Model 3 takes over the Netherlands with more than 11000 deliveries this December
With the introduction of Model 3, several markets in which Tesla was only delivering a few hundred cars per year are now seeing thousands of deliveries.
Tesla’s sales surged to over 11000 Model 3 deliveries in Netherlands this month. The Netherlands is ending some EV incentives at the end of 2019 and people tried to get Model 3 before that.
The Netherlands contributed over 7,000 cars to Tesla’s record deliveries last quarter, and the market is on pace to contribute over 15,000 cars this quarter.
Norway has also been Tesla’s important car market until Model 3 was introduced. [refefence]
#3 2020 Mini Cooper SE electric car open to orders
The short range, low price car Mini Cooper SE has been opened to orders in USA. This is the brand’s first electric car in many years (they had introduced MiniE a decade ago).
The 2020 Cooper SE is propelled by a permanent magnet electric motor that produces 181 hp and 269.8 Nm.
The top speed of the model is 149.6 km/h. The vehicle weighs 1430kg and it is one of the lightest electric cars.
It offers DC fast-charging up to 50 kW (80 percent charge in 40 minutes) or AC charging up to 7.4 kW (as little as four hours to full, on 240V), and comes with a TurboCord capable of plugging into each on the go—although Mini recommends a 32-amp, Level 2 home charger. [reference]
The top electric vehicle news of the month of December 2019 is presented here.
- EVgo fast-charging network will offer Tesla connectors nationally in the USA next year
- Tesla Model 3 takes over the Netherlands with more than 11000 deliveries December 2019
- Short-range, low cost, 2020 Mini Cooper SE electric car open to orders
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