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BMW unveils new X1 with all-electric and PHEV variants

Green Car Congress

BMW has unveiled its new BMW X1. At launch in October 2022, there will initially be a choice of two gasoline and two diesel engines from the BMW Group’s new modular generation of Efficient Dynamics engines.

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2023 Chevy Bolt EV: $6,000 price drop for lineup as GM aims to prioritize affordability

Green Car Reports

Chevrolet has announced that its 2023 Bolt EV and EUV cost less than equivalent 2022 Bolt EV and EUV models. The 2023 Chevy Bolt EV starts at $28,595, including destination charges, while the Bolt EUV starts at $28,195.

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Volvo Cars first car maker to join SteelZero initiative in support of fossil-free steel ambitions

Green Car Congress

Volvo Cars is the first car maker to sign up to the SteelZero initiative , which aims to increase demand for fossil-free steel and accelerate a transition to carbon neutrality in the global steel industry.

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Buick Wildcat concept shows design direction for Electra EV series arriving in 2024

Green Car Reports

Buick on Wednesday revealed a concept that it says previews “an expressive vision of the brand’s new design direction” as it transitions to fully electric by the end of the decade.

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TTTech Auto and ZettaScale Technology partner to advance flexible and reliable software-defined vehicle development

Green Car Congress

TTTech Auto and ZettaScale Technology are partnering to provide advanced communication technologies for software-defined vehicles. The upcoming software solution will enable flexible and safe application development. It will serve as a foundation to enable the extension of the vehicle life cycle via after-sales application updates. The partnership includes an investment by TTTech Auto in ZettaScale Technology as part of TTTech Auto’s growth strategy after its funding round earlier this year.

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2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid revealed: 37-mpg crossover will be American-made

Green Car Reports

Toyota has expanded its family of Corolla Cross models to include a hybrid version anticipated at 37 mpg. The Corolla Cross Hybrid has what Toyota terms its fifth-generation hybrid system—here in all-wheel-drive form.

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Nano One and BASF partner to develop next-gen cathode active materials for Li-ion batteries

Green Car Congress

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Lexus reveals 2023 Lexus RX; four redesigned powertrains, three electrified

Green Car Congress

Lexus revealed the all-new fifth-generation RX with a variety of electrified powertrains. The 2023 Lexus RX, the Lexus core model, is completely redesigned from the wheels to the roof rails, featuring a new global platform, two all-new grades, available Digital Key, Lexus Safety System+ 3.0

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2023 Chevy Bolt EV and EUV get $6,000 price cut, start at $25,600

Electrek

The Chevy Bolt lineup is getting a massive price cut for 2023, dropping from $31,500 to $25,600 (before the $995 destination fee).

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Toyota Connected’s ‘Cabin Awareness’ concept uses new tech to detect occupants

Green Car Congress

Toyota Connected North America (TCNA), an independent software and innovation center of excellence, has introduced its Cabin Awareness concept technology that uses millimeter-wave, high-resolution 4D imaging radar to help detect occupants (including certain pets) in cars and has the potential to detect them if ever they’re left behind.

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Electric car price war is coming, says Ford CEO

Electrek

Ford CEO Jim Farley believes that the electric car market is going to soon enter a price war with upcoming $25,000 models. more…. The post Electric car price war is coming, says Ford CEO appeared first on Electrek.

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Toyota Combines ‘Autonomous’ with ‘Mobility-as-a-Service’ in Sienna Autono-MaaS

Green Car Congress

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SpaceX to begin launching new ‘shell’ of Starlink satellites in July

Teslarati

SpaceX could begin launching the fourth of five orbital ‘shells’ of its first Starlink constellation as early as July, according to a report from a reliable source of SpaceX information.

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Topsoe technology to support Cresta’s renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel production in Canada

Green Car Congress

Cresta Funds Management (Cresta) has chosen Topsoe’s HydroFlex solution for revamping the Braya Renewable Fuels refinery (Braya) in Newfoundland, Canada.

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Elon Musk asks all Tesla employees to come back to the office or quit

Electrek

Elon Musk has requested that all Tesla employees stop remote work and come back to the office 40+ hours/week or they will be let go. more…. The post Elon Musk asks all Tesla employees to come back to the office or quit appeared first on Electrek.

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fka leading new consortium on LiDAR specification and testing

Green Car Congress

LiDAR technology (Light Detection and Ranging) offers high potential for machine perception in automated driving and currently available comfort- and safety features due to its precise distance sensing and three-dimensional point cloud image generation. A growing number of new and established sensor manufacturers have thus been working on LiDAR sensors for automotive applications.

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Panasonic ships Tesla 4680 cell samples as it gears for mass production

Teslarati

Panasonic said on Wednesday that it has shipped samples of Tesla’s 4680 cell to the automaker ahead of mass production. Panasonic detailed its plans for the production timeline during the first day of the company’s annual investor event.

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WSU, PNNL artificial enzyme breaks down lignin

Green Car Congress

Researchers from Washington State University (WSU) and the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have devised an artificial enzyme that digests lignin, which has stubbornly resisted previous attempts to develop it into an economically useful energy source. An open-access paper on their work is published in Nature Communications. Lignin is in all vascular plants, where it forms cell walls and provides plants with rigidity.

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SpaceX, ULA awarded eight more US military launch contracts

Teslarati

The US military has awarded providers SpaceX and the United Launch Alliance (ULA) another eight launch contracts worth a total of $846 million that the companies will be tasked with completing over the next two or so years.

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BMW i Ventures invests in blockchain company Vendia’s Series B

Green Car Congress

BMW i Ventures has invested in Vendia ’s $30-million Series B funding round after having invested in Vendia’s Series A in 2021. The round was led by NewView Capital, with new investment from the Neythri Futures Fund, Operator Partners, and Lux Capital. The funding also includes additional investment from Neotribe Ventures, Aspenwood Ventures, Sorenson Capital, Canvas Ventures, in addition to the investment from BMW iVentures. This latest round brings Vendia’s total funding to $50 million.

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Premium electric bike maker Gocycle shakes up business model, drops prices on high-tech new e-bikes

Electrek

UK-based premium electric bicycle maker Gocycle is redesigning the company’s retail model in a move to bring more value to both its retailers and its customers.

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Volkswagen’s Diess expects tight race with Tesla to EV dominance

Teslarati

Volkswagen’s Chief Executive Herbert Diess is confident in his company’s ability to challenge Tesla for the proverbial crown in the race to dominate the electric vehicle sector.

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Tesla receives 4680 battery cell samples from Panasonic ahead of mass production

Electrek

Tesla has received 4680 battery cell samples from Panasonic ahead of the manufacturing giant moving to mass production of the new battery that is going to power the Cybertruck and more. more….

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Elon Musk tells Tesla executives remote work is no longer acceptable

Teslarati

Update 9:33am: Update to lede and headline for accuracy, email was sent to executive staff. Elon Musk sent an email to Tesla employees on Tuesday revealing the company would no longer allow employees to work remotely or they would be forced to leave the company.

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An EV charging rebate program expands in Massachusetts – here’s why it matters

Electrek

National Grid, a utility that serves more than 20 million people in New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, is expanding its Off-Peak Charging Rebate Program in Massachusetts that it runs with ev.energy , a certified B corporation and global provider of managed EV charging software. more….

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Tesla marks 7th straight year with perfect equality rating for LGBTQ workers

Teslarati

Tesla has received top marks in the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index’s 2022 Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality for the 7th consecutive year.

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Fucare’s new 20 mph seated electric scooter is a low-cost option for comfortable riding

Electrek

Standing electric scooters that can zip around the city at 20 mph (32 km/h) sure are convenient, but what do you do when your feet get tired and beg for a rest? Apparently you pop a squat – at least if you have a seated scooter , that is.

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Buick Shows Wildcat Electric Coupe Concept, Outlines Brand’s EV Strategy

InsideEVs

Here's our first look at Buick's future design language it will launch this summer with the first Electra model

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Buick announces it’s going all-electric by 2030 and unveils stunning Wildcat EV concept

Electrek

Today, Buick announced that it is only going to offer all-electric vehicles by 2030 and unveiled a stunning EV concept called Wildcat. more…. The post Buick announces it’s going all-electric by 2030 and unveils stunning Wildcat EV concept appeared first on Electrek.

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Musk clarifies Tesla’s updated work-from-home policy in follow up email to employees

Teslarati

Elon Musk has sent out a second email to Tesla employees, clarifying a communication he sent to company executives where he stated they would no longer be allowed to work from home and would be required to be on-site.

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Electric Auto Association

EVA VP Terri Kirsch helps lead 2 EV orgs. EVA VP Terri Kirsch test drives a Rivian in the Northwest. There’s no doubt that EVA Vice-President Terri Kirsch lives electric vehicles (EVs) 24/7.

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How Long Does It Take To Charge a Chevrolet Bolt EV?

InsideEVs

We record a full 0 to 100% session and analyze the results

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CRAFTSMAN’s 14-foot V20 electric cordless pole saw hits $129, more in New Green Deals

Electrek

Are you ready to finally head outside and trim your trees? CRAFTSMAN has your back with its , which can be picked up for $129 right now at Amazon. Normally $169, this 20% discount is not only notable, but also the lowest price that we’ve seen this year.

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BYD could surpass CATL as biggest battery maker

Push EVs

The gap between BYD and CATL in China as been narrowing… Ultimately, I think that BYD will become the world’s biggest battery maker. Both battery makers have their pros. CATL : Vast lineup of different battery chemistries, such as NCM, LFP and upcoming sodium-ion.

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2023 Chevrolet Bolt EV/EUV Prices Confirmed: Much Lower Than 2022

InsideEVs

The entry-level Bolt EV starts at $26,595 (with DST), while the Bolt EUV starts at $28,195

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Quick Charge Podcast: June 1, 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: June 1, 2022 appeared first on Electrek.

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Buick Announces Full Electrification Plan By End Of Decade

InsideEVs

The brand intends to launch its first all-electric model in North America in 2024