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Charging Status: January 2023

Charging Status

01/28/23 • 71 min

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Happy New Year, everyone! We’re back, a little bit later than planned, with a bunch of EV and charging news that popped up since we last spoke to you in December.

Over our Christmas break, we had a bit of a behind-the-scenes chat about how we can make these episodes better, so you’ll notice we’re running a little longer and taking more time to discuss the stories. We’d love to hear what you think about this slight change, our thinking being to try to bring more analysis to the show, rather than just a quick-fire round of news.

Do you have thoughts on the stories we’ve covered this month, or maybe some EV news you’d love to highlight? We’d love to hear from you, so please send a note over to, leave a comment on the post, or join the discussion over on our Discord server

If you liked this episode or any of our content, we’d greatly appreciate any little bit of support you can throw our way over at our Ko-Fi page.

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  1. 00:00:09: Welcome
  2. 00:01:45: New Mercedes EQT is an all-electric van crossed with an MPV
  3. 00:04:18: DHL orders 2,000 all-electric E-Transit vans from Ford
  4. 00:08:11: All-electric Jeep Avenger now on sale in Europe for €39k, not UK yet
  5. 00:11:56: Polestar 2 gets more power through a one-time paid update
  6. 00:15:05: Turns out, the new VW ID Buzz is pretty darn safe
  7. 00:19:16: DrivingElectric awards the MG4 EV with ‘Car of the Year’
  8. 00:24:03: New Hyundai Ioniq 6 will be priced from £46,745 in the UK
  9. 00:30:05: Vauxhall updates the Mokka Electric with new battery pack and more range
  10. 00:32:45: Ford killed off the Fiesta due to production capacity at Cologne factory
  11. 00:34:31: All-electric Land Rover Defender coming in 2025 with 300 mile + range
  12. 00:38:47: All-electric BMW i5 to launch in 2023
  13. 00:40:48: Mercedes reports double EV sales in 2022, compared to the year prior
  14. 00:41:38: Tesla driver in Germany fell asleep with autopilot on
  15. 00:46:24: Alex's Holiday EV Car Hire
  16. 00:48:26: Marks & Spencer to add 900 new chargers at its stores, thanks to a partnership with BP
  17. 00:51:05: Octopus Energy has partnered with Stellantis
  18. 00:55:05: Lidl opens four new charging parks in France
  19. 00:57:06: Mitie to install new EV chargers at UK employment centres
  20. 00:59:44: Average cost of EV-fast charging in the UK is now costly more than petrol
  21. 01:02:51: New EVs Launching in 2023
  22. 01:05:39: Wrapping Up

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