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Audi introduces longer range and AWD quattro versions of Q4 e-tron compact electric SUV

Green Car Congress

In April, Audi launched the Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron ( earlier post )—the first compact electric SUVs from the brand.

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Report: Fully electric "baby Jeep," hydrogen fuel cells possible in off-road brand's future

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An all-electric "baby Jeep" could be in the works as part of the brand's goal to have a full lineup of EVs by 2025, according to an Auto Express report.

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Home solar and electric cars are converging, and it's about time

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Electric cars and home solar complement each other, and a new alliance between solar-energy provider SunPower and charging-equipment maker Wallbox aims to make the most of that.

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Tesla Autopilot brings car to a stop after drunk driver becomes unconscious at the wheel

Electrek

A Tesla driver in Norway decided to get behind the wheel of his Model S while intoxicated and visibly fell asleep during the drive while Autopilot was activated. The driver-assist system managed to safely bring the electric vehicle to a stop.

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Tesla Autopilot prevents drunk driver from making a fatal mistake

Teslarati

Current US statistics state that about 10,000 people die every year due to drunk driving. That’s roughly one fatality from a drunk driving-related crash every 52 minutes.

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Opinion: EV Owners Don’t Need a Home Charger

The Truth About Cars

Filling up your car’s fuel tank is a normal and familiar chore for almost every car owner, right? You’re all familiar with the idea of driving a few hundred miles – whether that’s all at once on a road trip or in starts and stops around town – then pulling up to your local fuel […].

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Sakuú develops 3Ah lithium-metal solid-state battery; additive manufacturing platform

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Sakuú Corporation (previously KeraCel Inc.), a developer of multi-process additive manufacturing (AM) technology, has produced a 3Ah lithium-metal solid-state battery (SSB) that equals or betters current lithium-ion batteries. Earlier post.).

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Tesla Model S Plaid takes its place as production EV king with Porsche Taycan Turbo S beatdown

Teslarati

Very, very few cars can make the Porsche Taycan Turbo S look like it’s standing still in a quarter-mile race, but here we are.

Cars, Trucks and Buses or Power Plants?

Energy Institute at HAAS

Lowering Pollution Exposure Of Disadvantaged California Communities Economists are (perceived to be) notoriously annoying in conversations. The first question that often comes out of our big mouths is “what is … Continue Reading Cars, Trucks and Buses or Power Plants

Niron Magnetics raises $21.3M to commercialize rare-earth-free iron-nitride magnets

Green Car Congress

Niron Magnetics , a company developing high-performance rare-earth-free iron-nitride (FeN) permanent magnets, has raised $21.3 million in new financing. The Volvo Cars Tech Fund and Volta Energy Technologies join existing investors Anzu Partners and the University of Minnesota.

Hyundai will test 500-mile hydrogen fuel-cell semis in California

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Hyundai will test its Xcient Fuel Cell Class 8 semi trucks in California for two publicly-funded projects, the automaker announced Monday in a press release.

Tesla Megapack caught on in fire at giant battery project in Australia

Electrek

A Tesla Megapack part of a giant battery project in Victoria, Australia has caught on fire – creating a blaze that’s almost impossible to control. The cause of the fire is currently unknown.

Tesla files patent to recover and recycle nickel and cobalt in old batteries

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Tesla has filed a patent that aims to recover undamaged and unutilized nickel and cobalt, two crucial raw materials in battery cells.

SemaConnect Joins Sourcewell Contract for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment

Sema Connect

50,000 plus schools, universities, nonprofits, and government agencies can now purchase SemaConnect's top-rated EV charging stations via Sourcewell. The post SemaConnect Joins Sourcewell Contract for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment appeared first on Smart Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations.

ArcelorMittal plans major EAF, DRI investments for decarbonizing steel production in Canada

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ArcelorMittal announced with the Government of Canada its intention for a CAD 1.765-billion (US$1.4-billion) investment in decarbonization technologies at ArcelorMittal Dofasco’s plant in Hamilton.

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Beyond batteries and propulsion, here's how big EVs can offer a long highway range

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A bigger battery pack may be the most straightforward way to increase an EV's range, but that approach is limited by cost and packaging considerations.

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Tesla reduces Model 3 price in China

Electrek

Tesla has reduced the price of the Model 3 Standard Range in China, as the price of the same vehicle produced in the US has been going up. more… The post Tesla reduces Model 3 price in China appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla Model 3 catapults to #2 best-selling car in Europe in June

Teslarati

The Tesla Model 3 was ranked number two in Europe’s car sales figures for June, trailing only the Volkswagen Golf hatchback for the top spot.

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Autopilot Saves The Day As Drunk Tesla Model S Driver Passes Out

InsideEVs

The system slowed the vehicle down, brought it to a stop and engaged the hazards

Tata Steel contracts for 27 electric trucks for transportation of finished steel in India

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As part of its sustainability initiative, Tata Steel is partnering with an Indian start-up to deploy electric trucks for its steel transportin India. This marks the first use of EVs by any steel producer in the country for transportation of finished steel. The electric trucks feature a 230.4

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Minnesota adopts California EV mandate, makes it tougher for plug-in "compliance cars"

Green Car Reports

Minnesota has officially become the first Midwestern state to adopt California's stricter emissions standards, as well as a zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) mandate requiring the highest-volume automakers to sell electric cars.

Tesla agrees to pay owners $625 each over battery throttling after class-action lawsuit

Electrek

Tesla has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit over throttling battery capacity. The court hasn’t approved the settlement, but it is expected to be and will include a payment of $625 to each affected Tesla owner.

Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus becomes even more competitive in China

Teslarati

Tesla just made the Model 3 Standard Range Plus more competitive in China. As per a recent announcement on its official Weibo account, Tesla China revealed that the entry-level, locally-made all-electric sedan is receiving a price cut of RMB 15,000.

New EV Rate Design Released by PURA

EV Club of CT

Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) Directs Utilities to Offer EV Charging Incentives The final rate design adjudication was released on July 14th. Even though it is the final version, it actually isn’t quite final yet. Read more.

Minnesota becomes latest state to adopt California clean car standards

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Minnesota has become the latest state to adopt California clean car standards; the new standards were finalized by a notice in the state register on Monday. Original map from Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. The policy will implement two clean cars standards to reduce vehicle emissions.

Eccentric electric: Citroën DS EV conversion translates a French icon

Green Car Reports

The Citroën DS is an icon of French automotive design that has now gone electric, thanks to United Kingdom-based Electrogenic, which specializes in electric conversions of classic cars.

Elon Musk announces Tesla AI Day on August 19

Electrek

Elon Musk announces a date, August 19, for Tesla AI Day, an event to share progress in the automaker’s software and hardware development related to artificial intelligence. The CEO aims to use the event as a recruiting platform for Tesla’s AI team.

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Tesla’s aluminum alloys patent hints at ultra-tough EVs that are cheaper to produce

Teslarati

It is widely known that Tesla constantly innovates, from the software of its cars to the chemistry of the batteries that power them.

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What the EU Climate Plan Means for National Targets

EV Obssesion

The Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR) sets binding national climate targets for the emissions of road transport, buildings, agriculture, waste and small industries.

BMW Group Research unveils innovative concepts for cargo e-bike and e-scooter

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The BMW Group has presented a number of innovative micromobility solutions to the public in the past, including the BMW Motorrad X2City, the Personal Mover Concept and the BMW Vision E³ Way elevated road concept.

First CATL sodium-ion batteries revealed, can charge to 80% in 15 minutes

Green Car Reports

Battery supplier CATL on Thursday unveiled sodium-ion batteries, which the company claims offer quicker charging and greater thermal stability than conventional lithium-ion battery chemistry. A sodium-ion battery cell can charge to 80% in 15 minutes at room temperature, CATL said in a press release.

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Tesla releases big, new software update with Disney+, Car Wash Mode, hotspot, and more

Electrek

Tesla has started to push a new software update to its fleet today, and it’s one of the bigger ones with several new features, including Disney+, Car Wash Mode, hotspot capability, and more.

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Elon Musk’s Neuralink announces $205 million investment round

Teslarati

Elon Musk’s neurotech company Neuralink announced a $205 million Series C funding round led by Vy Capital. Google Ventures, DFJ Growth, Valor Equity Partners, Craft Ventures, Founders Fund, and Gigafund, also participated in the successful private investment round, the company said.

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Tata Motors launches Nexon EV in Nepal at this price

Electric Vehicles India

Tata Motors launches Nexon EV in Nepal at this price. Tata Motors has launched its electric car Nexon EV in Nepal at a starting price of NPR 35.99 lacs (?22.38L). 22.38L). The company has partnered with Sipradi Trading Private Limited to sell the Nexon EV in Nepal.

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CATL introduces first generation of sodium-ion batteries; up to 160 Wh/kg; targeting >200 Wh/kg with Gen 2

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Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., CATL) unveiled its first-generation sodium-ion battery, together with its AB battery pack solution—which is able to integrate sodium-ion cells and lithium-ion cells into one pack.

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Founder of fuel-cell startup Nikola charged with securities fraud: Here’s what’s alleged

Green Car Reports

Last September a report from activist short-seller Hindenburg Research alleged that statements made by Trevor Milton, the founder of the electric and fuel-cell truck upstart Nikola Motor Company, were misleading its investors.

The world’s most powerful tidal turbine is now generating power

Electrek

Orbital Marine Power’s 2 MW tidal turbine has begun to generate electricity at the local onshore electricity network in Orkney, Scotland. more… The post The world’s most powerful tidal turbine is now generating power appeared first on Electrek.