Welcome to yet another edition of The Long term of Automotive, with Steve Greenfield, Founder, and CEO of Automotive Ventures, wherever I place current automotive and mobility news items into context, in phrases of the broader thematic locations that will most likely influence the market.

I’m happy that you could be a part of us.

If you have been subsequent the information cycle, lots of automakers, which includes Ford, GM, Volvo and now Mercedes, are conforming to the Tesla-designed North American Charging Regular or NACS.

But where by does this leave car sellers who have already dedicated to making considerable amenities updates that include things like chargers with the old CCS typical connectors?

In quite a few conditions, automakers have compelled sellers to install charging stations with the old CCS-regular in order to promote their EVs.

But these investments may possibly prove to be expensive as the field rapidly moves to adopt the Tesla NACS EV plug standard. 

Putting in chargers is pricey, particularly the DC rapidly charging kind. They can commonly array from about $100,000 to $300,000 per charger but prices can vary with neighborhood labor, and development and utility fees.

What we really do not know is if Tesla will even approve of dealerships installing their Tesla-branded chargers in the upcoming. And would sellers actually want to have chargers bearing the Tesla manufacturer on their assets?

Only time will notify how this will participate in out. I do assume that quite a few of the other automakers, like Nissan and Hyundai will soon announce they’ll create upcoming EV styles with the Tesla charging port common. All of which will set a lot more force on sellers to construct out Tesla-appropriate, or even Tesla-branded, chargers on their houses.

Upcoming up this week, Automotive Ventures is fired up to announce our latest investment decision out of our new DealerFund into electric automobile charging start out-up Go Eve, which has raised 3 million British Pounds in its initial-ever funding round.

Go Eve has designed EV charging know-how they contact “DockChain,” to make large-ability DC charging charge competitive with reduce-ability AC charging possibilities by extending the reach of one swift DC chargers to company numerous parking areas at the same time.

Assume about your electricity strip in your property. You can plug one particular conclude into the wall and plug 10 equipment into the powerstrip. 

GoEve is effective the very same for rapid charging. Plug just one close into a DC quickly charger and plug in up to 20 automobiles into just one single charger concurrently.

This technology aims to enhance on current EV charging technologies, which only permits for just one or two automobiles to use a quick charging station at a time. 

We hope that this enterprise enormously alleviates the amount of money of EV charging infrastructure costs that automobile sellers have to incur about the coming decade.

You can locate out additional about the firm at their site, www.GoEve.com.

Providers To Observe

Every 7 days we spotlight attention-grabbing providers in the automotive technological know-how area to preserve an eye on. If you study my sector Intel Report, I showcase a several companies each and every week, and we acquire the option in this article on this phase to share those firms with you. 

Right now, we have two new corporations to look at: Sicona Battery Technologies and About:Electrical power.

Sicona Battery Systems

Our to start with firm to watch this 7 days is Sicona Battery Technologies, making a low-price tag, scalable following-technology battery materials technologies made use of in lithium-ion batteries that permits electrical mobility and storage of renewable electricity.

Sicona’s recent generation silicon-composite anode technology provides a extraordinary 50-100% higher potential than traditional graphite anodes and its anode components can produce much more than 50% increased mobile strength density than present-day Li-ion batteries.

This is remarkable news and has large implications for the EV battery world. 

You can test out Sicona Battery Technologies at www.SiconaBattery.com.


About:Vitality, is a London, United kingdom-dependent battery engineering firm, that focuses on developing a portfolio of battery measurement and modeling abilities to provide a thorough application resolution for battery design.

The explanation that I really like About:Energy is that the company’s predictive designs minimize the reliance on actual physical investigation, maximizing structure, administration, and prediction for battery development. About:Vitality gets rid of the obstacles that avoid corporations digitalizing R&D for batteries, by generating a seamless modeling practical experience, from battery procedure to simulation. 

You can check out About:Energy at www.AboutEnergy.io.

If you’re an AutoTech entrepreneur performing on a solution that helps motor vehicle dealerships, we want to hear from you. We are actively investing out of our new DealerFund.

If you’re a seller who needs to spend in early-stage AutoTech companies that profit your organization, allow me know. We are continue to accepting new buyers into the DealerFund.

If you’re interested in joining our Expense Club to make direct investments into AutoTech and Mobility startups with little checks, join the Club. There is no obligation to commence looking at our offer flow.

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Thank you for tuning into CBT Information for this week’s Future of Automotive phase, and we’ll see you subsequent week!

By Tara