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by PhilMabbots17
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Main Discovery Sport chat
Topic: Delays in deliveries - October 2020
Replies: 137
Views: 5956

EU Fines due to SARS-CoV2 & PHEV delays

Jaguar Land Rover says that any fines imposed by the EU as a result of missed CO2 emissions targets will be the result of the SARS-CoV2 virus and self-inflicted delays to the delivery of Evoque and Discovery Sport PHEV's [sic]. The company anticipates "EU 27" market fines of £58 million for the half...
by PhilMabbots17
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Main Discovery Sport chat
Topic: Samsung Batteries causing PHEV fires?
Replies: 12
Views: 628

PHEV Fires caused by battery defects

Wall Street Journal Ben Foldy 19 October 2020 This text from Elmoudjaweb Auto Makers Grapple With Battery-Fire Risks in Electric Vehicles Auto makers are confronting a new challenge in their race to sell more electric cars: battery-related fires leading to vehicle recalls and safety probes. U.S. saf...
by PhilMabbots17
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Main Discovery Sport chat
Topic: Delays in deliveries - October 2020
Replies: 137
Views: 5956

Could JLR end production of the L550?

Major announcements are about to be made that could affect the future of the Discovery Sport. Any decision on the car's future will likely have been made already: what happens next is public relationship management. Leaking the notion to a quality newspaper such as The Times of London would be one w...
by PhilMabbots17
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Potential new owner seeks opinions
Replies: 12
Views: 400

Re: Potential new owner seeks opinions

Jaguar’s new chief, Thierry Bolloré, may axe models Sunday October 18 2020, 12.01am, The Sunday Times Sources said Bolloré had two to three months to make a decision on whether to continue with the electric XJ or pursue a fundamental shake-up of the Jaguar brand. He is understood to have raised con...
by PhilMabbots17
Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Main Discovery Sport chat
Topic: Samsung Batteries causing PHEV fires?
Replies: 12
Views: 628

Re: Samsung Batteries causing PHEV fires?

Yeah, I knew I'd read it somewhere Dendrite, referring to a crystalline growth, can be found within in a compromised lithium-ion battery. As an electrode degrades, lithium metal ions from the electrolyte begin to solidify on its surface, forming finger-like structures of crystal which interfere with...
by PhilMabbots17
Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Main Discovery Sport chat
Topic: Samsung Batteries causing PHEV fires?
Replies: 12
Views: 628

Re: Samsung Batteries causing PHEV fires?

Barnsh wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:53 am
I was only meters behind the M42 pile up and fire in 1997 , it was terrifying. I’d hate to imagine this with all these batteries .
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That's hit the nail right on the head.
by PhilMabbots17
Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Main Discovery Sport chat
Topic: Samsung Batteries causing PHEV fires?
Replies: 12
Views: 628

Re: Samsung Batteries causing PHEV fires?

The other supplier to JLR is LG Chem which provided the Li-Ion cells for the i-Pace as well as for the Chevrolet Bolt. Perhaps this is a technology issue, not something peculiar to Samsung? Li-Ion cells grow dendrites with regular deep-cycle recharging. Is this a cause of over-heating? https://elect...
by PhilMabbots17
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Main Discovery Sport chat
Topic: Delays in deliveries - October 2020
Replies: 137
Views: 5956

Re: Delays in deliveries - October 2020

There are two official WLTP electric range figures. ‘WLTP combined electric range’ (or ‘all electric range’) is an average across all four WLTP test cycles (‘low’= city driving; ‘medium’= town; ‘high’= rural; ‘extra high’= motorway). The other figure you’re likely to see is ‘WLTP city electric rang...
by PhilMabbots17
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: JLR Faces Big Emissions Fines
Replies: 5
Views: 317

Re: JLR Faces Big Emissions Fines

JLR response reported at https://todaynewspost.com/auto-news/jlr-challenges-green-groups-co2-data/ JLR challenges green group’s CO2 data Today News Post Team 6 hours ago 1 minute read “We don’t recognize those figures,” a JLR spokeswoman told Automotive News Europe. “We are quite a bit closer.” She ...
by PhilMabbots17
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Main Discovery Sport chat
Topic: PHEV or All electric and importantly the EU Rules
Replies: 22
Views: 988

Re: PHEV or All electric and importantly the EU Rules

Since when did high cost prevent misselling? When I worked in fine arts for Bricks, Morgan & Co we were very careful to target customers who were both stupid and rich, these being the ideal attributes to engage in a bit of high-end misrepresentation. Very few people need to travel the "average dista...