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Pony.ai receives a taxi license in China; commercialization of robotaxi services

Green Car Congress

Pony.ai, a global autonomous driving technology company, announced it is the first autonomous driving (AD) company to obtain a taxi license in China. Pony.ai was awarded a permit to operate 100 autonomous vehicles as traditional taxis in Nansha, Guangzhou. In May, Pony.ai

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Heat pumps included in GM EVs could give them a real-world range advantage

Green Car Reports

GM confirmed Monday that it plans to include heat-pump technology in all of its current and upcoming Ultium-platform electric vehicles. That includes the Hummer EV now being delivered and the soon-arriving Cadillac Lyriq, plus many more to arrive in the next several years.

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POSCO breaks ground on $805M non-oriented electrical steel (NOES) plant

Green Car Congress

POSCO has broken ground for another electrical steel plant. South Korea’s top steelmaker will spend 1 trillion won (US$805 million) in building the plant in the southwestern port of Gwangyang, which will have an annual production capacity of 300,000 tons of non-oriented electrical steel.

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CATL launches first battery-swapping in China, aimed at those without home charging

Green Car Reports

Chinese battery maker CATL is launching a battery-swapping service in its home country. Called Evogo, the service launches with four stations in the city of Xiamen. A total of 30 stations are planned in that city by the end of the year, meaning drivers will never be more than 1.8

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Schaeffler signs five-year supply deal with REEtec for rare earth oxides

Green Car Congress

Global automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler has signed a five-year contract with Norwegian company REEtec AS for the purchase of rare earth oxides. The aim is to make electric motors for hybrid modules, hybrid transmissions and all-electric axle drives even more sustainable.

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Preview drive: 2023 Vinfast VF 8 has a long way to go, and a short time to get there

Green Car Reports

“So, how fast can I really go?” ” I ask the Vinfast handler sitting next to me in the passenger seat of the VF 8 prototype.

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Nissan’s in-development driver-assistance technology aims to dramatically enhance collision avoidance

Green Car Congress

Nissan announced a new driver-assistance technology, which is currently in-development, that utilizes highly accurate, real-time information about the vehicle’s surrounding environment to enhance collision avoidance significantly.

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CATL subsidiary acquires exploration rights to lithium clay deposit in Yichun; location of new $2.1B, 50 GWh plant

Green Car Congress

Yichun Contemporary Amperex Resources Limited, a subsidiary of China-based battery giant CATL, won the bid for the exploration rights to a lithium clay project in Yichun, east China’s Jiangxi province at a cost of 865 million yuan (about $135 million). In October 2021, CATL broke ground on a new lithium-ion battery plant in Yichun. The first phase of the project involves an investment of 13.5 billion yuan (around US$2.1 billion ) to build 50 GWh of capacity.

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The Boring Company is finally going to make a full-scale version of Elon Musk’s Hyperloop

Electrek

The Boring Company is finally going to make a full-scale version of Elon Musk’s Hyperloop – a new high-speed mode of transportation – and it is coming as soon as this year. more….

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Four key Hyundai Motor Group affiliates join Climate Group’s RE100, aim to expand renewables usage

Green Car Congress

Four key Hyundai Motor Group affiliate companies—Hyundai Motor Company (Hyundai Motor), Kia Corporation (Kia), Hyundai Mobis, and Hyundai Wia—are now members of Climate Group’s RE100 , a global initiative committed to large corporates moving toward 100% renewable electricity. All four affiliates join more than 350 other global firms in the initiative, with plans to accelerate efforts on the use of 100% renewable electricity throughout global operations.

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Elon Musk, Twitter reach agreement for sale of social media platform

Teslarati

Following Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s proposal to complete a buyout of social media platform Twitter, the company’s board has decided to accept the offer of $54.20 per share. Twitter confirmed the sale to Musk in a statement on Monday. “Twitter, Inc.

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Researchers report that SiC derived from ag waste can function as Li-ion anodes; competitive with silicon

Green Car Congress

Researchers at the University of Michigan, with colleagues from Michigan State University and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany, report that high surface area silicon carbide (SiC) w/wo 13 wt. hard carbon (SiC/HC, SiC/O), derived from the carbothermal reduction of silica-depleted rice hull ash (SDRHA), can function as Li + battery anodes that are potentially competitive with silicon anodes.

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Vinfast VF 8 preview drive, Hummer EV heat pump, CATL battery swapping: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

GM is planning to put a heat pump in every one of its Ultium EVs. CATL has launched its battery swapping venture for affordable EVs and apartment dwellers. And we drove the first of the pending EVs from Vinfast. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk officially acquires Twitter to take it private – it’s happening

Electrek

Twitter announced that it accepted an acquisition offer from Tesla CEO Elon Musk for roughly $44 billion, and it will become a private company once the transaction is closed. more….

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Twitter likely to accept Elon Musk’s $54.20 per share offer as early as Monday

Teslarati

Tesla CEO Elon Musk may be closing in on a successful Twitter acquisition.

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Swedish E-Bikes

Energy Institute at HAAS

Uppmärksamhet! New research digs into the economics of ebikes. What do Sweden, Norway, Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, and Scotland have in common? They have all introduced subsidies for electric … Continue Reading Swedish E-Bikes. Uncategorized featured

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Tesla bull details Elon Musk’s moves that forced Twitter board to strike a deal

Teslarati

Tesla bull Dan Ives of Wedbush Securities detailed the saga of Elon Musk buying Twitter after the $44 billion deal was officially completed following the social media platform’s announcement just before noon on the West Coast today.

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Quick Charge Podcast: April 25, 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: April 25, 2022 appeared first on Electrek.

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SpaceX’s Starlink service coming to Hawaiian Airlines

Teslarati

Hawaiian Airlines will offer SpaceX’s Starlink internet service onboard flights.

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It finally happened: GM announces the electric AWD Corvette

Electrek

Today GM finally announced the electric AWD Corvette and perhaps something that will have a wider consequence outside of car enthusiasts: GM’s Ultium platform’s “energy recovery system”.

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Anti-Tesla Super Bowl ads worked…but not in the way you would think

Teslarati

On Super Bowl Sunday this past February, Tesla did not run television advertisements. The $6.5 million price tag for a 30-second slot during the Bengals-Rams thriller had other takers, though. Polestar was one of them.

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Pony.ai becomes first autonomous driving company to receive a taxi license in China

Electrek

Autonomous driving developer Pony.ai announced it has received a license to operate its self-driving taxis in China, the first company to achieve the permit. will soon have 100 robotaxis in operation throughout Nansha, Guangzhou, charging riders fares alongside traditional taxis. more….

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GM to produce electrified Chevy Corvette next year, all-electric variant to follow

Teslarati

It’s now confirmed. America’s homegrown sports car, the Chevrolet Corvette, is going electric. Well, electrified as of next year, but General Motors states that an all-electric variant will be following in the future.

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New Mexico ski resort looks to reach net-zero emissions with help of a 100% electric snow groomer

Electrek

Taos Ski Valley in New Mexico recently became the first North American ski resort to use a fully-electric snow groomer, by putting a PistenBully 100 E into operation.

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Tesla’s Elon Musk shares new insights on “funding secured” tweet as messages with Saudi PIF are revealed

Teslarati

Elon Musk recently shared some insights about his infamous 2018 “funding secured” tweet, which he posted when he announced his intentions to take Tesla private.

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Subaru Solterra: First drive & US pricing – $45K for amazing AWD, but that range…

Electrek

Subaru has revealed US pricing for their new all-electric crossover, the Soltera. As a matter of fact, I was flown to Catalina Island and got to experience the Subaru Solterra – then got lost, had a flat tire, and almost missed my plane. But lived to tell the tale.

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The Boring Company will aim to build a working Hyperloop system in the next few years

Teslarati

It appears that Elon Musk’s Hyperloop dreams are not over just yet. With The Boring Company seemingly catching its rhythm with projects such as the Vegas Loop, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO has noted that a Hyperloop project will be attempted by the tunneling startup in the coming years.

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Leaked Elon Musk text messages confirm what everyone knew about Tesla’s take-private deal

Electrek

As part of a lawsuit between shareholders and Elon Musk regarding his “funding secured” tweet, new text messages and emails between Musk and people involved have been released.

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Lucid Air Reportedly Launching In Europe In June Or July

InsideEVs

The EV startup also has plans to expand into China come 2023, according to the same source

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Lectric XPremium e-bike opens for orders, sets new low price for mid-drive electric bicycle industry

Electrek

Lectric eBikes, the Phoenix-based electric bicycle company that has built its name on budget-priced electric bikes, opened orders today for its newest model: the Lectric XPremium. The recently-unveiled folding e-bike sets a new industry low-price for high-performance mid-motor e-bikes at just $1,799.

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Lexus Wants To Sell One Million EVs Annually By 2030

InsideEVs

One million very good looking EVs if they're anything like the brand's most recent concepts

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Tesla launches competition to design Cyberquad electric ATV’s battery pack

Electrek

Tesla has launched a new competition to design the Cyberquad’s battery pack as the automaker appears to literally be crowdsourcing R&D for the electric ATV, though it’s more likely a recruiting effort. more….

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Subaru Announces Pricing And EPA-Estimated Range Of Solterra EV

InsideEVs

The car will start at an MSRP of $44,995, slightly above the Toyota bZ4X

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EGO’s 21-inch 56V electric mower kicks gas and oil to the curb at $474($125 off), more in New Green Deals

Electrek

Now that we’re getting solidly into spring and summer is on the horizon, it’s time to consider overhauling your yard care routine with gas-free solutions. Right now you can pick up EGO’s POWER+ 56V 21-inch cordless electric lawn mower capable of running up to 60 minutes on a single charge.

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Flash Drive: 2023 Subaru Solterra EV

Clean Fleet Report

Subaru’s All-New, All-Electric Compact SUV. The all-new, all-electric 2023 Solterra compact SUV is a major step for Subaru, one that will be a welcome addition for its loyal owners.

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Twitter engages Elon Musk in acquisition talks amid shareholder pressure: report

Teslarati

Following a meeting on Sunday morning, Twitter’s Board of Directors reportedly met with Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk to discuss the executive’s acquisition offer for the social media platform.

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Manganese Could Be the Secret Behind Truly Mass-Market EVs

Cars That Think

Most automakers are dying to sell you—and the world—an electric car. But they’re up against the challenge of our global-warming time: dauntingly tight supplies of both batteries and the ethically sourced raw materials required to make them.

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