Behind Tesla Master Plan 2

Master Plan 2 description brings Tesla(Motors) in the next decade of investments and business models. It is interesting to look at what’s behind this announcement (…maybe)

Few months ago the Model 3 presentation astonished the world of passionates and customers with more than 400.000 reservations in few weeks. The presentation came after weeks of rumors about the suspected Model 3 delay… even if clients will get their cars not earlier than late 2017. I was wondering on how Tesla would have kept the attention to their business (and the stock price) for such a long time.

The masterplan 2 is the next step, only few days before the opening of the Gigafactory in Nevada, pushing the boarder much further than followers would expected. The plan covers new vehicles (Semitruck, transit, pickup) Solarcity (Tesla is buying the “sister” company) Sharing mobility, autonomous vehicle, and new manufacturing technology.. basically there is everything on the news in the energy, mobility&automotive industry in the world so far.

It is difficult not appreciating the plan because you can’t miss any innovation you are interested in. I am among the Tesla followers and I see the strategy behind as as a clever lesson. The masterplan is presented through a simple post (I guess there will be some Investor relations executives working on numbers too), anticipated by a series of signals (website domain change in, mission moved from “transportation” to “energy”) and come after the fatality of the Autopilot that might have been accelerating the schedule of this presentation, linking the whole to a relevant financial decision (Solarcity investment to be approved by assembly).


@Elonmusk made us used to fast communications keeping expectations increasing. But this time the boarders are much higher than before and we are not talking on building cars only… (even that would be enough to have some concerns about the plan) but creating a global company dealing with different industries connected by the great vision of its founder.

I am willing to see  how numbers, investments, business cases will be put together.  Surely there’s material for many future presentations.

Stay tuned!

Toyota shows long future concepts at #CES2016

Attendees at the International Consumer Electronics Show are getting a first-hand look at the future of mobility, and it is cleaner, safer and more convenient. Toyota is showcasing a host of automated, connected and zero-emission technologies at CES 2016,

IMG_6095“At Toyota, we see the vehicle of the future as more than just a mode of transportation,” said Bob Carter, senior vice president of automotive operations for Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A. Inc. “Instead, it will be something more useful, accessible and exciting than ever before. These next generation connected and automated vehicles will optimize their own operational capabilities and deliver comfort, convenience and joy to passengers – and they’ll be arriving sooner than you think.”

IMG_6097Technologies on display include:

  • The TOYOTA Smart Center, the heart of Toyota’s vision for a Smart Mobility Society that connects people, vehicles and communities. The powerful, secure and private cloud-based computing system collects secure vehicle data, analyzes information from millions of vehicles around the globe and provides customers with personalized services that make life easier.
  • Next generation connected service systems such as Agent+, which leverages multiple factors including day, time, location and driving history to predict likely destinations and help guide you there quickly and efficiently.
  • The Mobility Teammate Concept, which demonstrates Toyota’s more than 20 years of research and development into automated driving technologies. The vehicle showcases Toyota’s approach to automated driving – building relationships between people and cars to help them team up in pursuit of safe and enjoyable driving. This approach acknowledges the utility of automated driving technologies while maintaining the fun experience of driving itself.
  • A deep learning and artificial intelligence display, where scale model Prius connected vehicles learn from and share with each other in real time to create a safe driving environment.
  • Toyota FCV Plus concept vehicle, which demonstrates Toyota’s vision of a connected, sustainable hydrogen society. The concept vehicle showcases the potential of hydrogen fuel cell technology beyond just the automotive industry, and is capable generating electricity directly from hydrogen stored outside the vehicle and thus operating as a stable source of electric power for use at home or on the go.
  • The Toyota Kikai, meaning “machine” which brings the machinery of the vehicle out from beneath the body and makes an open display of its beauty.

IMG_6101While many of the vehicles and technologies on display at the Toyota exhibit are future concepts, some – like telematics systems such as Agent+, may be coming soon to Toyota vehicles

Faraday Future FFZERO1 Revealed, Promises EV Platform To Suit All In “Just A Couple Years Time”

Faraday Future took the wraps off of its FFZERO1 concept, high tech supercar, but promises production of useful EVs in a “couple years”

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#ff after many rumors finally unveiled @faradayfuture concept. Future of mobility from a “space car” #ev

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Mobilità elettrica: le prime novità del 2016 al CES

Il CES di Las Vegas è sempre più una fiera multisettore. Oltre all’elettronica oggi spazia al 3dprinting, fitness, sport mentre l’automotive concentra sempre più presentazioni in questa vetrina di inizio anno. L’edizione che si aprirà tra pochi giorni sembra assecondare tutte le principali aspettative.

Volkswagen in America ha una grossa macchia di immagine da recuperare dopo il Dieselgate. Per l’occasione ha annunciato la presentazione di un VW_cesnuovo concetto di veicolo elettrico, che secondo i rumors dovrebbe ricordare il celebre Van del secolo scorso, con una piattaforma tecnologica dalle lunghe percorrenze e costi più contenuti. Non solo rumors ma anche un primo video teaser da consultare per chi non sa aspettare.

La cenerentola dell’elettrico è invece FaradayFuture, “misteriosa” start up che negli ultimi mesi è uscita sempre più alla ribalta per annunci di innovazione. Un nuovo concetto di veicolo, di servizio e di visione. Un accordo con lo stato del Nevada che costruire una fabbrica ex-novo che promette 4500 posti di lavoro. Si sa che l’azienda ha grandi capitali c4e700b7-8742-4401-871c-1d497b29ebeedisponibili dal magnate Cinese Jia Yeuting, CEO del Web video service Leshi TV. Grandi attese da parte di operatori e media e tutti attendono la prova di “credibilità”.

Anche le grandi industrie americane non mancano di novità. General Motors ha in programma la presentazione della Bolt nella sua veste boltdefinitiva pronta per la produzione. Vettura media, compatta e di prezzi contenuti. Ford annuncerà la formale collaborazione con Google per la realizzazione di auto a guida autonoma. Aston Martin potrebbe mostrare il prototipo della Rapid-E recentemente svelata in UK, anche in base alla collaborazione che è stata siglata da poco con il gigante cinese LE-Tv (la stessa azienda che ha fondato Faraday-Future) per un sistema di auto connessa di ultima generazione.. sempre descritta in un video di presentazione.  Presente anche il gruppo FCA (ecco qui non si attendono notizie di nuovi prodotti con tecnologia elettrica stante la diffidenza del gruppo a questo settore), mentre dall’Italia sarà presente anche Energica Motor Company, l’azienda modenese che sta lanciando nei mercati internazionali una gamma di moto elettriche sportive.

E se queste sembrano essere alcune delle novità più “annunciate”, molte altre sono previste direttamente nei giorni della fiera.


Real world data sheds light on EV charging patterns

A study by Idaho National Lab shows that the majority of EV charging takes place at home or at work. DC fast chargers are used most often in public.

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Uno studio su 8700 auto elettriche e 8 milioni di ricariche. Un quadro su modalità e preferenze di ricarica da parte degli utenti.

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Fastned plans to install fast charge stations in urban areas

Fastned announces a partnership with the municipality of The Hague for the construction of five fast-charging stations in The Hague city. This is the first step for Fastned to expand its network of fast-charging stations to urban locations. Fastned and the municipality respond to the needs of the electric car driver to fast charge anywhere. The Hague predicts a rapid growth of electric cars and signed an agreement with Fastned for the construction of five fast-charging stations in the city in 2016. Fastned also plans to build fast-charging stations in other cities.

187811-Persbeeld_Den_Haag_RGB_3-826d9f-large-1447928495Fastned is building the world’s first network of fast-charging stations where all electric cars can charge within 20 minutes. Currently the company has 44 stations operational and with the construction of one station per week this number is increasing rapidly. By building fast-charging stations Fastned plays on the growing number of electric cars in the city and the need to recharge quickly. Bart Lubbers, co-founder of Fastned: “Stations in the city make our network complete. Electric drivers want to charge their car where the battery is empty and that can be in the city as well as along the highway. In the Netherlands the majority of the people don’t have their own driveway. Also these people want to drive electric and that makes public fast-charging stations essential. The Hague understands this well and is the first city in the Netherlands getting the fast-charging stations.”

Tom de Bruijn, alderman of Finance, Traffic, Transport and Environment of the city of The Hague: “More and more people are switching to an electric car. A positive development that The Hague stimulates as much as possible because electric transport is clean and cheap. The growth of electric cars also increases the need for good charging infrastructure. That’s why the five new fast-charging stations are a great asset to The Hague. I am happy with the agreement with Fastned and have total confidence that this will result in an excellent collaboration. ”

In contrast to a public charging station that can charge up to two cars per day, a full Fastned station can provide a capacity of 150 cars per day. The fast-charging stations will be built along busy city roads.

Abbiamo provato i taxi elettrici: la normalità del servizio olandese

Se ne parla tanto, qualche progetto sperimentale in Italia, soprattutto incentrato nelle diffusissime auto ibride. In occasione di un viaggio nel quartier generale di un grande IMG_2224brand dell’infrastrutture di ricarica, come potevamo perdere l’occasione di provare “con mano” la realtà dei servizi di taxi elettrici. Taxi-E è una compagnia nata nel 2011 di cui proprio in questo blog parlai ampiamente. La stessa azienda sarà anche tra le prime che utilizzerà il nuovo Nissan ENV200 mentre a distanza di qualche anno abbiamo insieme a dei colleghi testato il servizio.  Continue reading “Abbiamo provato i taxi elettrici: la normalità del servizio olandese”

Auto elettrica, le colonnine di ricarica Enel sbarcano nelle stazioni di servizio Eni. Conti: peccato che Fiat non investa in questo settore

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L’auto elettrica potrebbe presto fare il salto di qualità: non più soltanto una city car, ma un mezzo per raggiungere anche le destinazioni extraurbane

Carlo Iacovini‘s insight:

Qualche mese fa la notizia della sperimentazione. Finalmente un accordo più vasto tra i due colossi. Ora si attendono le colonnine nelle stazioni

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Compri una Zoe Elettrica? gratis la colonnina di ricarica – ma solo a Londra

C’è molta attesa per la Zoe (photogallery), la nuova berlina integralmente elettrica della Renault. Posticipato l’avvio delle vendite, i primi test drive renault_zoe_2012_22sembrano aver positivamente incuriosito anche i giornalisti. Ma la diffusione dell’auto elettrica ha tanti ostacoli e in molti Paesi ci sono strategie di vario genere. A Londra ad esempio  stanno sostenendo il settore con  misure economiche, fiscali e di promozione. L’ultima proposta è stata lanciata proprio insieme alla casa Francese. Grazie ai fondi governativi per le infrastrutture, ogni acquirente nuovo della berlinetta, potrà avere in omaggio la colonnina di ricarica a casa. Gratuita, installazione compresa, pagata per il 75% da fondi pubblici e per la restante parte dalla casa costruttrice. Un bell’incentivo se pensato su vasta scala. Ora si attendono le vendite… e la replica in altri paesi.

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