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Volkswagen to launch 100% electric vehicles in Brazil



100% electric vehicles in Brazil to neutralize carbon emissions

The ID.3 and ID.4 models of the Volkswagen brand ID family were launched in Latin America. In some European countries, China and the United States, these 100% electric models are already on sale, and according to the German manufacturer, Brazil and Argentina will receive the first units of these electric vehicles.

Volkswagen ID electric cars

Models of the Volkswagen brand ID family have a battery life of 330 km to 550 km, reaching a maximum power of 145 to 299 hp.

In about 30 minutes using the fast charging system, namely DC charging (100 kW), the battery can be charged up to 80%. The German brand’s goal for Latin America is to neutralize CO2 emissions by 2050 by focusing on all-electric vehicles along with hybrids.

This is Volkswagen’s decarbonization strategy, and Pablo DC, the brand’s CEO for Latin America, says: “Customers in our region can now learn about the latest developments in the electrification of the Volkswagen brand worldwide. We will have a lot of news for our region in terms of electrification towards sustainable mobility.“.

Electric vehicle sales in Brazil

In 2019, the launch of the Golf GTE plug-in hybrid in Brazil kicked off Volkswagen’s electrification strategy in Latin America. Two years later, a 100% electric car appeared, e-up! which was presented in Uruguay.

Brazil was recently selected to host a Biofuel Research and Development Center for Emerging Markets.

According to the National Federation of Automotive Distributors (fenabrave), in the first half of this year, the Brazilian electric vehicle market recorded a record sales.

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Between January and June, 1,006,685 vehicles were sold, of which 1.4% were electric, for a total of 13,833 vehicles.

Brazilian Association Electric car (ABVE) indicated that June was the best month in the history series. But July sales surpassed that mark, reaching 2.2% of sales. market share

ABVE’s primary initial goal is to have 28,000 EVs sold by the end of this year, with 13,899 already sold in the first half of 2021.

But sales are expected to surpass 30,000 vehicles, an increase of more than 50% over 2020, when 19,745 vehicles were registered. Comparing 2020 with the previous year, the growth has already reached 66% as a result of the sale of 11,861 vehicles.

The total fleet in Brazil from 2012 to June 2021 was 56,167 electric vehicles. This statistic includes all vehicles + light commercial hybrids (HEVs), plug-in hybrids (PHEVs), and battery-powered electric vehicles (BEVs). Thus, very light buses, trucks and trams are not considered.

Volkswagen electric cars ID.3 vs ID.4

Volkswagen ID3 VS ID4 Electric vehicle
Volkswagen ID3 VS ID4

Model ID.3 of the German brand is hatchback (Length 4.26 m) compact, with an autonomy of up to 550 km. It received the highest rating (five stars) in Euro NCAP safety and collision tests for adults and children.

On the other hand, the Volkswagen ID.4 model is more “ambitious” and is an electric SUV that can reach 520 km of autonomy (the ability to store up to 77 kWh of energy), being elected “World Car of the Year 2021“.

The electric motor located on the rear axle produces the equivalent of 204 hp. This model can accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 8.5 seconds, reaching a top speed of 160 km / h.

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Overall, ID.3 is considered too low by Brazilian street standards. The German brand fears that the bumper will scratch ditches, bumps and ramps. So the crossover will make more sense in Brazil.

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Tesla announces another recall of 80,000 vehicles, and some even have to be recalled



Imagem Tesla recall

Tesla cars suffered this year a large number of requests for “collection”better known as the process revoke🇧🇷 Trouble again and 80,000 vehicles in China will be recalled. If many of recalls was an easy decision as it was over the air (OTA) it really obliges the owners to take the car to the workshop.

In fact, this year, many millions of Tesla electric vehicles received revoke for fixes.

Many of the reviews are related to issues resolved via OTA.

Whenever there is a safety issue, the NHTSA must issue a "safety recall", even if the car manufacturer does not have to physically recall any vehicles, leading to some confusion.

Once again last month, Tesla's "1 Million Vehicles" collection of vehicles generated a lot of news as the impact on drivers was almost negligible considering the update only changed via OTA the software that runs the car system. to work with windows.

These cases have prompted Tesla CEO Elon Musk to complain about the term "recall = collection" and how it is being used in the media against Tesla. Today The American company again announced new collections in China about 80,000 cars.

13,000 Tesla electric vehicles have seat belt problems

The recall includes 67,698 imported Model S and Model X vehicles with a battery-related software issue, according to Chinese authorities. Again, the fix is ​​a simple software update. Nonetheless, this time there is also a physical collection due to the problem with the seat belt in approximately 13,000 Model 3 vehicles: 2,736 imported and 10,127 made in China.

over 20 recalls there were many collections in 2022. However, Tesla is not the only automaker to be hit by major recalls this year. OUR Ford also just confirmed that it is recalling another half a million vehicles. due to fire hazards, and many car manufacturers have also recalled millions of vehicles this year.

In any case, the fact that the vast majority of calls from electric brand a quick fix with over-the-air (OTA) software updates — rather than taking cars back to the dealership like other car manufacturers — shows that Tesla's level of connectivity to its cars is a huge advantage in the industry.

The software update system (OTA) allows the buyer to fix many problems easily and conveniently, and for Tesla itself means big money savings.

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Lidl wants to dominate the fast-charging market for electric vehicles at affordable prices



Estação de carregamento, no Lidl, aberta 24 horas por dia

One of the EU’s goals for electric vehicles is to guarantee charging points so that tram drivers don’t have to worry about being on the road when they travel. To meet this need and dominate this market, Lidl intends to offer affordable prices.

We may soon see this initiative in more supermarkets.

Despite being a supermarket chain, Lidl has been guaranteeing electric vehicle charging stations in its stores for some time. However, a new journey has now begun, the launch of the first ultra-fast charging station, which has the distinction of guaranteeing a price well below what can be found on the market.

With this new equipment, in addition to the aesthetic aspects, Lidl takes on technical and cost commitments, guaranteeing the best on the market. After all, she not only placed the charger in her supermarkets, but also created, in turn, a space with protection for vehicles, users and chargers, in an area open 24/7 (i.e. 24 hours a day, 7 days in Week). . . .

This provides better visibility of the infrastructure and reduces the risk of internal combustion engine vehicles occupying space reserved for electric vehicles.

Lidl bets on affordable charging points

The first station will be installed in a Lidl supermarket near the French city of Lyon. The space is equipped with five charging points ranging from 22 to 360 kW. Thus, each client will be able to choose the one that best suits his needs.

For example, a 22 kW charger has a competitive cost of 25 cents per kWh. When we move to more powerful stations of 90, 180 or 360 kW, the price becomes 40 cents higher per kWh.

The strategy adopted by Lidl in some of its stores is already rolling out to other countries, such as Germany, where the supermarket chain is installing its first fast-charging stations, with 150kW stations priced at 48 cents per kWh.

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European Stock Markets Fall, Interest Rates Rise, Oil Rebounds – Markets in a Minute



Europe is turning green.  Oil and gold down.  Percentage Increases - Markets Per Minute

Euribor climbs three and six months to new highs in almost 14 years

Euribor rates rose today to new highs since early 2009 at three and six months and fell at 12 months.

The six-month Euribor rate, most used in Portugal for home loans and entering positive territory on June 6, rose today to 2.374%, plus 0.006 points, the highest since January 2009.

The six-month average Euribor rose from 1.596% in September to 1.997% in October.

The six-month Euribor has been negative for six years and seven months (from November 6, 2015 to June 3, 2022).

The three-month Euribor, which entered positive territory for the first time since April 2015 on July 14, also rose today, setting a new high since February 2009 at 1.922% plus 0.014 points.

The three-month Euribor was negative between 21 April 2015 and 13 July last year (seven years and two months).

The three-month average Euribor rose from 1.011% in September to 1.428% in October.

On the other hand, over a 12-month period, Euribor fell today, settling at 2.860%, down 0.019 points from Thursday, after rising to a new high since January 2009 of 2.879% on Thursday.

After rising to 0.005% on April 12, positive for the first time since February 5, 2016, the 12-month Euribor has been in positive territory since April 21.

The average Euribor rate for 12 months increased from 2.233% in September to 2.629% in October.

Euribor began to rise more significantly from February 4, after the European Central Bank (ECB) admitted that it could raise key interest rates this year due to rising inflation in the eurozone, and the trend accelerated with the start of the Invasion of Ukraine on February 24.

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On October 27, to curb inflation, the ECB raised three key interest rates by 75 basis points, the third consecutive increase this year, after raising three interest rates by 50 basis points on July 21. growth after 11 years, and on September 8 by 75 basis points.

Changes in Euribor interest rates are closely linked to increases or decreases in ECB key interest rates.

Three-, six- and 12-month Euribor rates hit record lows respectively: -0.605% on December 14, 2021, -0.554% and -0.518% on December 20, 2021.

Euribor is set on the basis of the average rate at which a group of 57 Eurozone banks are willing to lend money to each other in the interbank market.


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