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Audi vehicles with the MIB 3 infotainment system will be holoride-capable from June 2022

Green Car Congress

From June 2022, Audi models with the latest upgrade of the modular infotainment toolkit (MIB 3) will be holoride-capable. The new technology will be introduced at the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in the United States. Visitors there will be able to experience holoride in a moving vehicle.

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Mustang Mach-E electric SUV demand so strong Ford might not take your order

Green Car Reports

Earlier this month, Ford suddenly stopped taking orders for two especially popular versions of the Ford Mustang Mach-E—the Premium and California Route 1.

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Autonomy partners with Equifax on EV subscription service

Green Car Congress

Autonomy , a completely digital vehicle subscription service that provides consumers with a way to subscribe to electric vehicles, and Equifax announced a new partnership.

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Gas prices spur demand for high-mpg vehicles, amid short supplies

Green Car Reports

With surging gas prices dominating headlines, inventories of fuel-efficient vehicles and EVs are shrinking as supply appears short of demand, according to CarsDirect. A recent search of inventory listings on Cars.com showed just 472 new Toyota Prius hybrids available in the entire United States.

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Scantinel Photonics demonstrates first fully solid-state parallelized FMCW 5D+ LiDAR system

Green Car Congress

Scantinel Photonics , a FMCW LiDAR startup, has demonstrated the first fully solid-state parallelized FMCW 5D+ LiDAR system based on Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC). First fully solid-state parallelized FMCW 5D+ PIC.

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Ford confirms second VW-based EV for Europe, electric version of sporty Puma crossover

Green Car Reports

Ford and Volkswagen on Monday confirmed an expansion of their relationship around electric vehicles, resulting in a second electric vehicle based on VW’s MEB platform for EVs, as well as a longer-term plan to double Ford’s volume of models on that platform to 1.2

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ERMA supporting Mkango in development of rare earth separation plant in Poland

Green Car Congress

The European Raw Materials Alliance (ERMA) will support Canadian mineral exploration and development company Mkango Resources Ltd.with securing financing for the development of a rare earth separation plant to be located in Pu?awy, awy, Poland.

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NetJets and FlightSafety International to partner with eVTOL company Lilium; right to purchase up to 150 Lilium Jets

Green Car Congress

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Tesla starts releasing big Full Self-Driving Beta update

Electrek

Tesla has started releasing a big new Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta software update with a lot of improvements. The automaker might widen access to the beta if this update “performs well,” according to CEO Elon Musk. more….

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Washington state legislature approves $16.9B transportation package; targeting all new cars to be electric with MY 2030

Green Car Congress

The Washington State Legislature has passed the $16.9-billion, 16-year Move Ahead Washington transportation package. The package makes significant investments in reducing carbon emissions, preservation and maintenance, expanding multimodal options, public transportation and pedestrian safety. Notable investments include: $5.4 billion toward carbon reduction and multimodal expansion. $3 3 billion for maintenance and preservation. $3 3 billion for public transportation.

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Tesla Insurance looks to expand to Oregon and Virginia as its next markets

Teslarati

Elon Musk once noted that Tesla Insurance could someday represent about 30% to 40% of Tesla’s automotive business. Before this could happen, the in-house service must be expanded worldwide.

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Scientists figured out a way to clean dust off of solar panels without using water

Electrek

Dust on solar panels reduces their output significantly, so they need to be kept clean. But what’s the best way to do that? Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) say they have a solution. more….

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Gas prices and high-mpg models, Lucid battery primer, Ford EVs for Europe, Mach-E demand: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Gas prices are leading to a surge of demand for high-mpg vehicles. Demand for the Mustang Mach-E is so strong Ford has put orders on hold. Aston and Britishvolt aim to develop performance batteries. And leave it to Lucid to present EV battery tech with clarity.

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A Silver Lining to the Oil Price Cloud

Energy Institute at HAAS

Russia’s war on Ukraine will likely accelerate reductions in transportation emissions. This week’s blog is co-authored with Erich Muehlegger and David Rapson of UC Davis. On the growing list of … Continue Reading A Silver Lining to the Oil Price Cloud. Uncategorized featured

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Tesla increases prices throughout whole lineup, its cheapest electric car now starts at $47,000

Electrek

Tesla has implemented big price increases throughout its entire vehicle lineup in an overnight update to its online configurator. Its cheapest electric car, Model 3, now starts at $47,000. more….

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SpaceX Falcon Heavy booster spotted at Kennedy Space Center

Teslarati

SpaceX has been spotted transporting a Falcon Heavy booster through NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) facilities, offering a slight glimpse behind the scenes amid a seemingly unending series of launch delays for the most powerful operational rocket in the world.

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Abarth 500e Hot Hatch Arriving In 2023 With Custom Powertrain

InsideEVs

The Fiat 500e-based electric performance model will be Abarth's first battery-powered car

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Tesla dominates Germany’s February EV registrations — even before Giga Berlin opens

Teslarati

Tesla sales in Germany are going strong, with the Model 3 sedan and Model Y crossover commanding a lead in the country’s electric vehicle segment.

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Ford to release second electric car based on VW’s MEB platform

Electrek

Ford and VW announced that they are expanding their electrification partnership, and the former is going to release a second electric car based on VW’s MEB platform. more…. The post Ford to release second electric car based on VW’s MEB platform appeared first on Electrek.

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NASA says “nothing has changed” as US astronaut prepares to ride Russian spacecraft

Teslarati

An official Russian video posted on Twitter has fueled rampant speculation that the country’s beleaguered space agency intends to abandon NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei on the International Space Station. .

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Convert Oil Wells to Solve the Solar Storage Problem

Cars That Think

One of the main impediments to harnessing solar energy is storage. Solar batteries work as a short-term solution, but not when it comes to long-term storage or to power, say, an entire city. A possible answer, though, might lie in oil wells.

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Tesla holds highest average transaction price increase in 2022, Musk warns of ‘inflation pressure’

Teslarati

Tesla and SpaceX are experiencing substantial “inflation pressure,” according to CEO Elon Musk, who hinted toward potential price increases for his electric automotive company’s products in the coming months.

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Autonomous freight company Einride introduces its first ever ‘Remote Pod Operator,’ creating an entirely new career in shipping

Electrek

During a presentation at SXSW, autonomous freight technology company, Einride , has publicly introduced its first “Remote Pod Operator,” Tiffany Heathcott.

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Tesla Model 3 named as one of the winners in KBB’s 5-Year Cost to Own Awards for 2022

Teslarati

The Tesla Model 3 was recently deemed by Kelley Blue Book as one of the winners in its 5-Year Cost to Own Awards for 2022. KBB’s 5-Year Cost to Own Award explores the costs associated with the ownership of a vehicle.

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Ford shares plans for several more EVs in Europe and a JV to build a massive commercial vehicle battery plant in Turkey

Electrek

American automaker Ford Motor Company , has outlined plans to expedite its push for EVs in Europe, promising nine all-electric models by 2024, seven of which are new to a lineup that already includes the Mustang Mach-E followed by the E-Transit next quarter.

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Tesla’s Elon Musk gives US Labor Secretary a tour of Gigafactory Texas

Teslarati

The United States Labor Secretary, Marty Walsh, paid a visit to Elon Musk, who gave him a tour of Gigafactory Texas. Walsh and Musk’s get-together could be interpreted as the Biden Administration extending an olive branch to Tesla after various public snubs. .

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The Code is the Key

Green Energy Consumers

A couple of weeks ago, we wrote that DOER had announced its proposed regulations to up the energy requirements in Massachusetts’ base and stretch energy codes.

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Tesla may lower Safety Score requirement to 95 if FSD Beta v10.11 performs well

Teslarati

The release notes for Tesla FSD Beta v10.11 were recently shared online, and they highlighted a number of critical improvements coming to the advanced driver-assist system. Elon Musk noted that if v10.11

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To Catch a Falling Satellite

Cars That Think

It is the fate of many a dead satellite to spend its last years tumbling out of control.

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Ford Model e unit announces massive expansion of EV initiative in Europe: 7 new EVs by 2024

Teslarati

Ford’s electric vehicle unit — known as Model e — announced today that it would take massive steps to expand its electric vehicle project in Europe.

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Panasonic Energy CEO Shares Info About Tesla's 4680 Battery Cells

InsideEVs

Panasonic has been working on its 4680 battery cell for well over a year, and it has been a difficult process

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Sen. Joe Manchin ‘reluctant’ of EVs: ‘I don’t want to have to be standing in line waiting for a battery’

Teslarati

Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia has been visibly and vocally skeptical of the electric vehicle movement, especially as he failed to support President Biden’s “Build Back Better” plan that would increase EV infrastructure. However, Sen.

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Building electric bikes in Detroit? Behind the scenes look as FLX begins ‘US-based e-bike production’

Electrek

The Babymaker II electric bike from FLX was unveiled last month when it went on pre-sale, and it shocked the market with more than just an edgy name and low price. The bike was also said to be destined for US manufacturing in Detroit, Michigan.

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USPS Inspector General asked to investigate agency’s decision favoring gas delivery vans over EVs

Teslarati

A group of U.S. lawmakers in the House Oversight Committee sent a letter to the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Inspector General (IG), requesting an investigation into the agency’s order for Next Generation Delivery Vehicles (NGDV).

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Nikola asks shareholder approval to add 200M common shares to scale Tre production and finish building Arizona plant

Electrek

ZEV manufacturer, Nikola Corporation, shared plans to ask its shareholders for approval to dilute their current holdings in order to add 200 million new shares, which would raise about $1.5 billion based off its closing price on Friday.

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SpaceX drone ship leaves port for sixth back-to-back Starlink launch

Teslarati

SpaceX drone ship Just Read The Instructions (JRTI) has departed Port Canaveral in anticipation of the company’s sixth consecutive Starlink launch.

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Quick Charge Podcast: March 14, 2022

Electrek

Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts , Spotify , TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. more…. The post Quick Charge Podcast: March 14, 2022 appeared first on Electrek.