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Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by 182RG, Jun 13, 2016.
Daimler to unveil long-distance electric car in October
We shall see
"Weber did not specify how soon the car would hit the road but said it would be sometime this decade."
Not much urgency in that statement. I'd hope they can make a competing car by the end of the decade, as more competition and choices are good.
Wonder what their network charging strategy is?
It's a prototype. The real thing, sometime this decade.
"Sometime this decade."
In the meantime, Tesla will likely have their 100kWh battery pack in production vehicles and surpassing 310 miles per charge by the end of the year, if not before Mercedes' October prototype reveal.
we can start a pool, which car hits the road first the M3 or the MB
They are not launching a production EV in October, they are showing a very early prototype EV. The range will be an NEDC number that already Tesla beats significantly with the S90D. By the time that Daimler EV gets into production Tesla will still be way ahead.
Still, glad to see that Daimler is slowing coming to its senses. Baby steps...
Pure FUD from MB ...
Without the announcement of their intention to start building a fast charging infrastructure.... Meh.
Ha ha - and then you wait behind a i3 and leaf to charge at the one chademo unit that costs 10 bucks a charge when you actually go on a long trip
We'll be driving supercharger to supercharger.
They expect the German government to build a CCS charging network for them. And that may well happen in Germnay, but it won't happen in the US.
If their best photo of this thing is some old guy pointing his finger, I'm not sure it's going to sell well...
They also said:
"The structure is ready, the teams are working and the initial results from road tests are coming in quick succession,"
On one hand it does sound like their prototype is not too far behind Model 3 development, on the other hand I'm curious what those "initial results" are...
There's a joke in there somewhere; an i3, a Leaf and a Model S drive up to a SuperCharger...
Here is that answer:
What is the CCS?: Charging Interface Initiative e. V. (CharIN e. V.)
This will evolve over several years but only the Japanese and Chinese producers are not deeply involved. I think it will happen but I also do not think there ever will be a single global standard, but as in more than 120 years of electrification there are not even universal standards for large countries we'll be a long time waiting to stop using adapters.
I'd guess it'll all be wireless before there is no longer a need for adapters.
I tend to doubt that because wireless is so inefficient. Convenience might win...
What I meant was that I think we will see technological advancements in the efficiency of wireless charging before we see people agreeing on a single charging cable standard. That seems to be where it's headed, at least. All things being equal, who wouldn't prefer wireless charging?