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Volkswagen testing 5G for production on its way to smart factories; Wolfsburg, Transparent Factory in Dresden

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Volkswagen is taking a further step in the direction of fully networked factories. A local 5G campus network is now available at its main plant in Wolfsburg that initially covers the main production development center and the pilot hall.

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Tesla tops all other EVs in Made in America index

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Tesla had the highest-ranked electric cars in the annual Kogod Made In America Auto Index, which estimates the domestic content of new cars sold in the United States.

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Tesla Sentry Mode will live stream to your Smartphone, Elon Musk confirms

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Tesla’s Sentry Model will soon livestream directly to the Tesla App on your Smartphone, CEO Elon Musk confirmed via Twitter. For years, Tesla owners have used their eight external cameras for multiple things, including Autopilot and Full Self-Driving operation.

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Tesla (TSLA) reaches new all-time high, surpasses $900 billion valuation

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Tesla stock (TSLA) has reached a new all-time high, surpassing a market capitalization of $900 billion. more… The post Tesla (TSLA) reaches new all-time high, surpasses $900 billion valuation appeared first on Electrek.

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Rolls-Royce reports successful 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel test flight

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Rolls-Royce, working with Boeing and World Energy, has carried out a successful test flight of its 747 Flying Testbed aircraft using 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) on a Trent 1000 engine.

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First drive review: 2022 Volvo C40 Recharge trades function for style

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With the arrival of the 2022 C40 Recharge, Volvo is truly starting to lay the groundwork for a future after internal combustion engines. The C40 Recharge isn’t the automaker’s first electric car, but it’s the first model to be sold solely as an EV.

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Tesla’s R&D center for its $25k electric car is complete

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Tesla’s Q3 2021 Update Letter included several critical tidbits about the company’s ongoing projects across the globe. But amidst the wealth of information provided in the document, Tesla also included a small yet notable update of sorts from the Gigafactory Shanghai complex.

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Pony.ai to start driverless tests on public roads in Beijing

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Silicon Valley-based autonomous driving company Pony.ai has been authorized to conduct driverless tests on public roads in Beijing. The company is one of the two autonomous software companies (along with Baidu) to receive this important Beijing permit.

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NADA nudges EV charging into the car-shopping conversation with Chargeway partnership

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America’s franchised dealer network is often portrayed as a pinch point to widespread electric vehicle adoption. But with a few relatively minor tweaks, it could become more of an asset and express lane for EV makers and a market shift.

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Tesla Model 3 is the fastest-selling EV of all-time with 24 units sold every hour

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The Tesla Model 3 is the fastest-selling electric vehicle of all time, with over 24 units sold every hour, based on the vehicle’s average number of units sold every year.

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Tesla Autopilot 2.0 owners need a camera upgrade before getting ‘Full Self-Driving Beta’

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Elon Musk confirmed that owners of Tesla vehicles who bought the Full Self-Driving (FSD) package on cars with Autopilot 2.0 are going to need a camera upgrade before they get access to the “FSD Beta.” ” more… The post Tesla Autopilot 2.0

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Purdue’s whitest white paint now a Guinness World Record; sub-ambient radiative cooling

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An ultra-white paint incorporating barium sulfate (BaSO 4 ) particles that is up to 98.1% reflective, developed by engineers at Purdue University, has earned a Guinness World Records title for the whitest paint. The record appears in the 2022 edition of Guinness World Records. The 98.1%

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Toyota plans US-made batteries by 2025: Will more ambitious EV targets follow?

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Toyota on Monday announced plans to invest $3.4 billion in U.S.-built built batteries through 2030. It’s part of a $13.5

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Tesla’s Elon Musk shares cool detail about Cybertruck’s side mirrors

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Recently, the Tesla Cybertruck was spotted in the wild featuring side mirrors. After the sighting, Elon Musk noted that Cybertruck owners could remove the mirrors easily if they wanted. The Cybertruck’s side mirrors have been a hot topic since the electric pickup was unveiled.

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BMW starts production of the i4 electric car

Electrek

BMW announced that it has started series production of the BMW i4 electric car today at its Munich factory. more… The post BMW starts production of the i4 electric car appeared first on Electrek.

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Rolls-Royce launches mtu hydrogen solutions for power generation

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Rolls-Royce is further developing its mtu gas engine portfolio for power generation and cogeneration to run on hydrogen as a fuel and thus enable a climate-neutral energy supply.

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Tesla aims to triple the Supercharger network in two years

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The term “record-setting” has applied to nearly every set of quarterly Tesla sales and delivery results, for years.

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SpaceX’s first orbital Starship launch slips to March 2022 in NASA document

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A NASA document discussing a group’s plans to document SpaceX’s first orbital-velocity Starship reentry appears to suggest that the next-generation rocket’s orbital launch debut has slipped several months into 2022.

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Tesla announces plans to triple the size of Supercharger network within 2 years

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Tesla has announced plans to triple the size of the Supercharger network within the next two years. It’s an ambitious goal, but the automaker has fallen short of its growth goals for the fast-charging network in the past.

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Foxconn unveils three EVs developed in-house

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Foxconn (Hon Hai Technology Group), a global leader in smart manufacturing, unveiled three electric vehicles in has developed in-house: the Model C recreational vehicle; the Model E sedan; and the Model T electric bus.

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Mach-E GT Performance review, Aptera solar claims, Lucid and Tesla: The Week in Reverse

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Why do automakers using cylindrical battery cells boast longer driving ranges? What ingredient in whiskey might be good for EV battery materials? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending October 15, 2021.

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Tesla vehicles with 4680 battery cells on track for testing next year

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Tesla aims to start testing vehicles equipped with 4680 battery cells by next year. During the Q3 2021 earning call , Drew Baglino—Tesla’s Senior Vice President of Powertrain and Engineering—answered an investor question about 4680 battery cells.

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Tesla is moving Model 3 Standard Range to LFP cells in Fremont, wants cell production closer

Electrek

Tesla confirmed that it is moving Model 3 Standard Range production to Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) battery cells at Fremont factory. The company also wants the production of the cell, which has been only produced in China, to be closer.

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Volkswagen Group doubles deliveries of battery-electric vehicles in Q3 to 122,100

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Despite a shortage of semiconductors, the Volkswagen Group delivered 122,100 BEVs (battery-electric vehicles) to customers in the third quarter (July to September), an increase of 109% compared with the prior-year quarter.

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China's GAC announces hydrogen combustion engine

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Chinese automaker GAC Motor claims to have successfully tested a hydrogen combustion engine, although it's unclear if the engine will ever reach production. Instead of using fuel cells to generate electricity, GAC designed an internal-combustion engine to burn hydrogen in place of gasoline or diesel.

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New Tesla Model X deliveries begin at Fremont, and it’s better than ever

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It took some time, but Tesla has finally started deliveries of the new Model X. The first deliveries of the flagship SUV were held in Fremont this weekend, and it featured the handover of five white Model X Long Range with six-seat interiors.

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Tesla achieves annual run rate of 1 million electric cars – incredible milestone

Electrek

Tesla has confirmed that it has achieved an annual run rate of 1 million electric cars per year at the end of last quarter. more… The post Tesla achieves annual run rate of 1 million electric cars – incredible milestone appeared first on Electrek.

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Honda outlines electrified vehicle strategy for China; unveils new EV models

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Honda last week held a virtual press conference on its electrification strategy in China.

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2022 Ford Maverick Hybrid pickup hits 42 mpg city, but it’s a limited offering

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EPA fuel economy numbers for the upcoming 2022 Maverick Hybrid pickup are shaping up to be even better than Ford had previously expected.

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Tesla Model S Plaid’s active aero mesmerizes in the Nürburgring [VIDEO]

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The Tesla Model S Plaid was spotted back on the Nürburgring racetrack recently, seemingly as part of the company’s efforts to break its own world record for a production electric car.

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VW shows why you’d be dumb to buy one of its ICE cars now

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VW, the world’s largest producer of fossil-powered vehicles (by revenue), has produced a graphic comparing its diesel offerings to its electric ones, showing how across several model lines, the electric models come out way ahead in terms of total cost savings.

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DOE: Life cycle GHG emissions for 2020 electric small SUV were half those of a conventional gasoline small SUV

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First drive review: 2022 Volvo XC60 Recharge plug-in hybrid delivers more range and power

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Volvo has said that it will make only electric cars by 2030. So what’s in store for its plug-in hybrids in the interim? Bigger batteries for more electric range.

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Tesla Cybertruck with side mirrors and “rear-wheel steering” spotted in the wild

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A short video recently shared online has hinted that Tesla is now testing an updated prototype of its futuristic Cybertruck.

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Elon Musk’s Boring Company ‘Tesla in Tunnels’ in Las Vegas to expand throughout the city

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The Boring Company’s first commercial loop, deployed in Las Vegas, has officially been approved for expansion throughout the city. Tesla vehicles inside tunnels are going to offer a new transit solution in Las Vegas.

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Ford to invest £230M to transform UK Halewood transmission operations to build EV power units

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Ford announced that it intends to invest up to £230 million (US$316 million) at its Halewood vehicle transmission facility to transform it to build electric power units for future Ford all-electric passenger and commercial vehicles sold in Europe.

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Hydrogen fuel-cell SUV, Citroën Skate EV concept, dealers and Chargeway: Today’s Car News

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The retro-styled SUV made at France’s former Smart car plant might include plans for green hydrogen. A Citroën concept provides the building blocks for some creative EVs. And U.S. dealerships embrace the idea of discussing EV charging with consistency.

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