Thursday, January 28, 2021

EVs 2021: Sony, Apple ?

Sandy Munro on Tesla Alternatives in 2021 - YouTube

Tesla's Competition Adds a Surprising New Name | EV News - YouTube

Sony begins testing its electric car concept on public roads

Sony has, however, worked with some significant players on the project. These include vehicle manufacturer Magna Steyr.

Indeed, in another video published by Sony on Monday, Frank Klein, the president of Magna Steyr, described the Vision-S as “just the starting point of our joint cooperation.”

"Magna Steyr AG & Co KG is an automobile manufacturer based in Graz, Austria, where its primary manufacturing plant is also located. It is a subsidiary of Canadian-based Magna International and was previously part of the Steyr-Daimler-Puch conglomerate.

Magna Steyr engineers, develops and assembles automobiles for other companies on a contractual basis; therefore, Magna Steyr is not an automobile marque. In 2002, the company absorbed Daimler AG's Eurostar vehicle assembly facility. With an annual production capacity of approximately 200,000 vehicles as of 2018,[1] it is the largest contract manufacturer for automobiles worldwide.[2] The company has several manufacturing sites, with its main car production in Graz in Austria."

Hyundai and Apple will reportedly sign an electric car deal by March | Engadget

Hyundai, Apple: Electric Car Agreement By March |

Hyundai Motor and Apple are set to make a new agreement on electric cars by March, Reuters writes, citing local newspaper Korea IT News.

The companies will likely start production by 2024.

The report follows a statement from last week where Hyundai Motor said it was in early talks with Apple, after a local media outlet had reported that the two were aiming at 2027 for a launch of the car.

That announcement sent Hyundai shares up 20 percent.

EV: VW sales numbers

 Volkswagen and Audi are starting to challenge Tesla - CNN

"Volkswagen (VLKAF) sold 231,600 battery electric vehicles in 2020, according to figures published by the company on Wednesday. While that's still less than half the number of sales Tesla (TSLA) made, it represents an increase of 214% on the previous year

ID.3, which sold 56,500 units. Sales of the compact e-Golf and even smaller e-up! were 41,300 and 22,200, respectively. Audi, the group's luxury brand, sold 47,300 e-tron SUV and sportback models, while customers purchased 20,000 electric Porsche Taycans.

BMW (BMWYY) sold 44,530 battery electric vehicles in 2020, a 13% increase over the previous year, and over 148,000 plug-in hybrids. Daimler's (DMLRY) Mercedes-Benz sold more than 160,000 plug-in hybrids and pure electric vehicles last year."