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Wärtsilä hits methanol milestone with first newbuild engine order

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The technology group Wärtsilä has received its first order for newbuild methanol-fueled engines.

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The top-selling electric vehicles in the U.S. have two wheels

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E-bikes might be more than a fad brought on by the pandemic. According to data from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) and the Light Electric Vehicle Association (LEVA)—considering import data—e-bikes are the best-selling electric vehicles in the U.S.,

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Major companies with large fleets release new EV roadmap for car & truck manufacturers

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Members of the Corporate Electric Vehicle Alliance presented top vehicle manufacturers, including Volvo, GM, Daimler and Toyota, with a roadmap for developing the types of electric vehicles that companies plan to acquire in the US over the next five years.

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EV tech is the choice of politicians, not industry, claims European CEO: True for US?

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Ahead of a new strategic plan to be announced March 1, the CEO of Jeep, Chrysler, and Dodge parent company Stellantis isn’t sounding at all bullish on electric vehicles.

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Tesla pushes back against $162.2M JPMorgan lawsuit with countersuit

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Tesla pushed back against JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s ’s lawsuit that claimed CEO Elon Musk’s famous “funding secured” tweet caused volatility and losses by filing a countersuit today. JPMorgan filed the lawsuit in mid-November.

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Tesla now operates the most productive car factory in the US

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Tesla is now operating the most productive car factory in the US, according to a new report tracking all US auto factories. more… The post Tesla now operates the most productive car factory in the US appeared first on Electrek.

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Fighting Climate Change With Tax Credits

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Can we get more carbon mileage out of politically passable climate policy? Build Back Better (BBB) prospects are not looking so good. And the problem with swinging for the fences … Continue Reading Fighting Climate Change With Tax Credits. Uncategorized featured

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Want to try life with an EV? Subscribe to a Tesla Model 3

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Adopting the electric-car lifestyle requires a change in mindset, especially with respect to charging. And if you think you’re ready for an EV but want to test how living with one works, there are now a few ways to try before you buy (or lease)—with a Tesla Model 3, of course.

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Tesla Cybertruck leaked images show clear look at updated alpha prototype

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A couple of recently shared images of what appears to be Tesla’s updated Cybertruck alpha prototype has provided what could very well be the clearest look yet at the upcoming vehicle.

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Panasonic is investing $700 million to produce Tesla 4680 battery cell by 2023

Electrek

According to a new report, Panasonic is investing $700 million to produce Tesla’s 4680 battery cell at a factory in Japan by 2023. more… The post Panasonic is investing $700 million to produce Tesla 4680 battery cell by 2023 appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla's Fremont Is The Most Productive Car Plant In North America

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With a production of 8,550 cars a week last year, Fremont beat Toyota’s Georgetown plant in Kentucky (8,427 cars a week

NIMS researchers report 500 Wh/kg+ Li-air battery

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Researchers at Japan’s National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) and the NIMS-SoftBank Advanced Technologies Development Center have developed a lithium-air battery with an energy density of more than 500 Wh/kg—significantly higher than currently lithium ion batteries.

Electrified Airstream, all the EVs due in 2022, battery swapping big time: The Week in Reverse

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Which automaker proposed powering EV fast-charging stations with fuel cells? Which big multinational company sees fast-charging profitable by later in the decade? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending January 21, 2022.

Tesla plans coordinated launch of all four vehicles in Turkey in 2022

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Tesla is reportedly planning for a coordinated and structured launch of its vehicle product line in Turkey this year, according to reports from various Turkish media outlets. After visiting Turkey in 2017, CEO Elon Musk met with President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an.

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Chinese part supplier orders super die-casting machines from Tesla partner, could NIO and Xpeng adopt one-piece manufacturing?

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Guangdong Hongtu Technology (GHT), a part supplier to Chinese EV automakers like NIO and XPeng, announced it will begin developing a 12,000-ton die-casting unit with the help of Tesla supplier LK Technology.

Tesla Cybertruck Arrives At Giga Texas Ahead Of Product Roadmap

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CEO Elon Musk will talk about Tesla's future product roadmap during the upcoming earnings call later this week

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Parallel Systems raises $50M Series A to build autonomous battery-electric rail cars that move freight

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Parallel Systems, a company founded by former SpaceX engineers to reimagine the railroad system, has raised $49.55 million in Series A funds to build autonomous battery-electric rail vehicles that move freight.

GM's former Saturn plant is already starting to make Cadillac electric SUVs

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The first pre-production 2023 Cadillac Lyriq electric SUV has rolled off the assembly line at General Motors' Spring Hill, Tennessee, factory, GM president Mark Reuss announced Thursday on LinkedIn. GM is aiming to ship the first customer vehicles in "a few months" Reuss said.

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Tesla Cybertruck spotted being offloaded in Gigafactory Texas

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Recent footage taken of Gigafactory Texas has revealed that Tesla has brought over its all-electric pickup truck to its new headquarters. The arrival of the Cybertruck at the Giga Texas site comes just as new images of the vehicle’s alpha prototype were shared online. .

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Leaked photos show new Tesla Cybertruck design with no door handles, removable wheel covers

Electrek

A couple of new photos leaked over the weekend of the Tesla Cybertruck, giving us a closer look at design changes that we’ve spotted recently from afar. more… The post Leaked photos show new Tesla Cybertruck design with no door handles, removable wheel covers appeared first on Electrek.

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Meta Aims to Build the World’s Fastest AI Supercomputer

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Meta , parent company of Facebook, says it has built a research supercomputer that is among the fastest on the planet. By the middle of this year, when an expansion of the system is complete, it will be the fastest, Meta researchers Kevin Lee and Shubho Sengupta write in a blog post today.

Intel to invest $20B to build two processor factories in Ohio

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Intel announced plans for an initial investment of more than $20 billion in the construction of two new leading-edge chip factories in Ohio.

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Cadillac Lyriq update, Rivian glamping, EVs a political choice: Today’s Car News

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Glamping getaways get destination chargers, thanks to Rivian. GM is getting ready for the arrival of Cadillac’s first fully electric vehicle. And is the shift to emphasize EVs all about politics? This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

Tesla’s Fremont Factory was the most productive auto factory in the U.S. in 2021

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New data from Bloomberg states that Tesla’s Fremont Factory in Northern California was the most-productive automotive plant in the U.S., outpacing 70 other plants in the country. Last year, Tesla’s Fremont Factory averaged a weekly production pace of 8,550 vehicles.

Tesla Cybertruck prototype shown in detail in new leaked walkaround video

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After a few pictures leaked this weekend, we now have a full video walkaround of Tesla’s latest Cybertruck prototype. more… The post Tesla Cybertruck prototype shown in detail in new leaked walkaround video appeared first on Electrek.

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Cummins-Powered Isuzu Electric Truck To Start US Trials In 2022

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Isuzu's F-Series medium-duty truck will be modified to accommodate Cummins' PowerDrive6000 electric powertrain

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LAND begins production of E Moto; user-selectable e-bicycle, e-moped, e-motorcycle modes

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LAND , a startup electric vehicle manufacturer headquartered in Cleveland, began US production on 120 units of the District E Moto this month.

Partnership enables Rivian electric truck charging while glamping

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Rivian is partnering with hospitality company Under Canvas to provide EV charging at the latter's glamping sites. Under the partnership, Rivian will provide its Waypoint Level 2 chargers at Under Canvas sites in Utah, positioned near two popular outdoor destinations: Moab and Lake Powell.

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Panasonic will invest $705 million to launch Tesla 4680 battery production in 2023

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Panasonic will invest as much as $705 million on new production facilities in Japan as it plans to build Tesla’s new 4680 battery cell as early as 2023, new reports said. Tesla unveiled the 4680 battery cell at its Battery Day event in September 2020.

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Hybrid electric aircraft builder Electra secures series A funding from Lockheed Martin

Electrek

The venture capital arm of the Lockheed Martin Corporation has invested in Electra, Inc.’s ’s Series A funding round last week, giving the company’s electric short takeoff and landing (eSTOL) aircraft concept a double injection of cash, and credibility.

GM Threatens To Cut New EV Allocation For Dealers Applying Markups

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Automaker says it will take action against dealers that apply markups and use brokers who promote new GM vehicle allocation

Isuzu and Cummins collaborating on prototype medium-duty electric trucks

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Cummins and Isuzu Motors announced an agreement to create a prototype medium-duty, battery-electric truck to demonstrate in North America. This truck represents the first zero-emissions solution facilitated by the Isuzu Cummins Powertrain Partnership (ICPP) formed in May 2019. Earlier post.).

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Report: GM plans more Michigan EV assembly, battery plant

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General Motors plans to invest $6.5 billion at two Michigan sites for EV assembly and battery production, Automotive News (subscription required) reported Friday.

Top 10 questions Tesla investors want answered in the Q4 2021 earnings call

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Tesla’s ( NASDAQ: TSLA ) retail and institutional investors are aggregating a number of inquiries that will potentially be addressed by the electric car maker’s executives in the upcoming Q4 2020 earnings call, which will be held on Wednesday, January 26, 2022.

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Geely and Renault sign agreement to take on S. Korean car market, together

Electrek

Chinese automotive giant and Volvo/Polestar parent company, Geely, has signed an agreement with the French Renault Group to launch a new collaboration intended to bring fuel-efficient hybrid electric cars to South Korea, as well as export sales into other Asian markets.

Renault, Nissan And Mitsubishi Said To Triple Investment In EVs

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The alliance partners are expected to invest more than €20 billion ($23 billion) over the next five years on joint EV development

Pony.ai introduces 6th generation autonomous driving system design; road-testing in Toyota S-AM this year

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Autonomous driving technology company Pony.ai has introduced its 6 th generation autonomous driving (AD) system, with leading-edge sensors, NVIDIA DRIVE computing platform solutions, and styling and design features for L4 automotive-grade mass production fleets.

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