EV Charging Confusion & Chaos, Cool Kia Concepts || EV Obsession, Epi. 25

From CleanTechnica.

We’re back! In this long-awaited episode of EV Obsession, Jo Borras and I (Zach Shahan) discuss the following:

Charging confusion, lack of education, and massive missteps continue to plague the industry. https://cleantechnica.com/2023/10/16/user-created-sign-at-evgo-station-shows-that-charging-needs-to-be-simpler/

Affordable electric cars from the likes of BYD and Wuling could disrupt used car exports to countries like Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Zambia, Kenya, Ghana, and many more. Stay tuned! https://cleantechnica.com/2023/10/14/affordable-electric-cars-like-byd-seagull-wuling-bingo-could-be-big-hit-in-africa-used-car-imports-imply/

47% of new car sales in the Netherlands are plugin car sales, 34% were full electrics (BEVs). That’s winning! https://cleantechnica.com/2023/10/15/47-of-new-cars-in-netherlands-now-plugin-cars/

Kia has shared three new EV concepts — and they are wonderful! https://cleantechnica.com/2023/10/14/kia-pushes-the-ev-revolution-forward-with-3-new-electric-models/

Kia also just released pricing and specs for the EV9. It could be a winner in certain markets. https://cleantechnica.com/2023/10/14/kia-releases-pricing-specifications-for-ev9/

Then there’s BMW, which has quietly transitioned to 15.6% of its US sales being full electrics. https://cleantechnica.com/2023/10/14/bmw-makes-ev-headlines-with-a-series-of-sheer-driving-pleasure-firsts/

Volvo Cars, Ford, Renault Group, IKEA, Tesco, and many others are ready for EV revolution, pushing for the EU Climate Commissioner to mandate 100% electric fleets by 2030. https://cleantechnica.com/2023/10/13/volvo-cars-ford-renault-group-ikea-others-to-climate-commissioner-electrify-corporate-fleets-by-2030/

Zero Motorcycles, already offering some of the most affordable electric motorcycles on the market, just dropped its prices. https://cleantechnica.com/2023/10/15/zero-motorcycles-drops-prices-but-we-need-to-do-more-to-expand-two-wheeled-ev-ridership/

Meanwhile, converts to the Benzina Duo over in Australia are happy to explain why they made the switch and what they love about their Duos. https://cleantechnica.com/2023/10/13/from-ducati-honda-rome-to-benzina-in-australia/

Perhaps the new king of the electric motorcycle world, though, is the Energica Eva Ribelle RS, which took second place among all types of motorcycles at the most recent Super Hooligan race at Circuit of the Americas. https://cleantechnica.com/2023/10/16/inside-the-first-ever-electric-motorcycle-podium-finish-at-circuit-of-the-americas/

Tampa just got 6 new yellow Tesla Model Ys in an electric ridesharing fleet that has launched downtown. https://cleantechnica.com/2023/10/15/tesla-model-y-low-cost-ride-service-launched-in-downtown-tampa/

The Nissan LEAF will get a little more competitive in the US in 2024, as its battery pack will comply enough with the wishes of political leaders that the LEAF will qualify for the full US tax credit for EVs. https://cleantechnica.com/2023/10/17/nissan-is-a-day-late-half-a-dollar-short-with-2024-leaf-tax-credits/

Tesla is offering 7 new wraps for Tesla vehicle owners … but just at two locations in California, and for a cost of $7500 to $8000! https://cleantechnica.com/2023/10/15/tesla-offers-model-y-model-3-oem-wraps-in-7-colors/

Good news: clean cars yield $178 billion in benefits for Illinois. https://cleantechnica.com/2023/10/17/clean-cars-yield-178-billion-in-benefits-for-illinois/

If you’re looking for a new career, consider that of an EV charging technician — tons more are needed. https://cleantechnica.com/2023/10/17/looking-for-a-new-career-ev-charging-technicians-are-in-high-demand/

A Japanese oil company is working with Toyota to develop solid-state batteries. Will it finally happen? Is this all a decoy? Is it in good faith? Discuss!



And then there’s this: https://jalopnik.com/toyota-says-this-butt-plug-will-allow-it-to-build-900-m-1850929505

Not done yet, though! There’s also news that Vingroup is investing In its 2nd battery factory as the Vingroup Chief Executive turns over his shares In VinES. https://cleantechnica.com/2023/10/16/vingroup-invests-in-second-battery-factory-as-vingroup-chief-turns-over-his-shares-in-vines/

That’s it, folks!