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StoreDot achieves 1250 cycles on silicon-dominant fast-charging cell

Green Car Congress

StoreDot, the developer of extreme fast charging (XFC) battery technology for electric vehicles, reports being the first company to test silicon-dominant cells for more than 1000 cycles.

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Filling vs. charging: Gas vehicles cost up to six times more than EVs

Green Car Reports

In the United States, electric cars are cheaper to drive per mile the their gasoline counterparts, according to recent analysis from the Zero Emission Transportation Association (ZETA).

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Many Tesla models are now sold out until 2023 in the US even after price increase

Electrek

Tesla updated its delivery timelines on new vehicle orders and it showed that many models, especially the Model Y, are sold out for the year in the US – even after the price increase. more….

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Elon Musk is projected to become the World’s First Trillionaire in 2024

Teslarati

Elon Musk is currently the richest person in the world, taking over former Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos last year to claim the title.

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Cadillac begins retail production of LYRIQ EV

Green Car Congress

General Motors has begun retail production of the 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ ( earlier post ) at GM’s Spring Hill, Tennessee, assembly plant. GM announced a commitment to invest $2 billion in Spring Hill Assembly in October 2020. An additional $2.3

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2022 Ford F-150 Lightning EPA range numbers confirmed: Up to 320 miles

Green Car Reports

Ford on Monday published EPA-estimated range numbers for the 2022 F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck. While these numbers are only estimates, they indicate the Lightning will have somewhat more range than Ford previously promised.

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Elon Musk announces Tesla is working on new manganese battery cell

Electrek

Elon Musk announced that Tesla sees potential in battery chemistry with a manganese-based cathode. The CEO reiterated that the industry needs to focus more on the battery supply chain down to the minerals. more….

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Porsche expects more than 80% of new vehicle sales to be all-electric in 2030

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Last year, almost 40% of all new Porsche vehicles delivered in Europe were already at least partly electric—i.e. plug-in hybrids or fully electric models.

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Preview drive: 2023 Nissan Ariya electric crossover reboots brand's EVs from the inside out

Green Car Reports

Electric vehicles have the potential to soothe and simplify, to declutter and maximize space. The transition to EVs marks an opportunity for automakers to reinvent the entire vehicle around a distinctive look and feel, with less drama.

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Electric cars are now three to six times cheaper to drive in the US as gas prices rise

Electrek

Electric cars are now three to six times cheaper to drive in the US as gas prices are getting higher and more volatile. more…. The post Electric cars are now three to six times cheaper to drive in the US as gas prices rise appeared first on Electrek.

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Direct Sales Bill Passes Out of Committee

EV Club of CT

SB-214 has at minimum 19 votes Final tallies have not been posted on the Transportation Committee website as of this writing on the evening of March 24th, but as of the roll call vote, there. Read more. Advocacy Blog Electric Vehicles News EV Club CT EV Direct Sales Lucid Rivian SB 214 Tesla

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Geely testing Emgrand methanol hybrid sedan in -40 C conditions

Green Car Congress

Geely is testing the world’s first methanol hybrid sedan in sub -40 °C (-40 ?F) F) Arctic conditions in the frigid northern Chinese province of Heilongjiang. Geely’s latest Methanol Hybrid Emgrand is based on Geely Auto’s fourth-generation B-Segment Modular Architecture (BMA) Emgrand sedan.

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More affordable Polestar 2 undercuts Tesla Model 3, at $47,200 for US

Green Car Reports

The new 270-mile single-motor version of the Polestar 2 will start at $47,200 (including destination) in the United States, Polestar confirmed Thursday. That base price undercuts the Tesla Model 3, which now starts at $48,190 for base version with a 272-mile range.

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Tesla spends the most R&D and least in advertising per car sold

Electrek

A new report shows that Tesla is spending more in research and development (R&D) per car than any other automaker by a wide margin, and it is spending the least in advertising per car sold. more….

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SpaceX outfits Starship prototype with unique Starlink satellite dispenser

Teslarati

After several weeks of work and occasional glimpses of the hardware and installation process, it’s now clear that SpaceX has outfitted part of its next Starship prototype with a truly unique Starlink satellite dispenser.

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Argonne researchers find cathode material synthesis a key reason for performance degradation of sodium-ion batteries

Green Car Congress

One of the more promising candidates for batteries beyond the current standard of lithium-ion materials is the sodium-ion (Na-ion) battery. Na-ion is particularly attractive because of the greater abundance and lower cost of sodium compared with lithium. In addition, when cycled at high voltage (4.5

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VW details major over-the-air update for ID.4 EV, promises more American software development

Green Car Reports

Volkswagen on Tuesday announced a major software update for the ID.4 and other EVs affecting charging, driver-assist tech, and various vehicle functions. The ID. Software 3.0

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Hertz adds Tesla Model Y to its fleet after giant deal for 100,000 Model 3s

Electrek

Hertz has decided to add Tesla Model Y to its growing electric vehicle fleet after announcing a deal to buy 100,000 Model 3 vehicles last year. more…. The post Hertz adds Tesla Model Y to its fleet after giant deal for 100,000 Model 3s appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla Model Y added to Hertz fleet, joining Model 3

Teslarati

The Tesla Model Y has been added to Hertz’s fleet of rentable electric vehicles, joining its sibling vehicle, the Model 3.

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AVTOVAZ trying to work around Renault pull-out

Green Car Congress

The Renault Group suspended its industrial activities in Russia on 23 March ( earlier post ). Regarding its stake in AVTOVAZ, Renault Group said that it is assessing the available options, taking into account the current environment, while acting responsibly towards its 45,000 employees in Russia.

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Coal rebound: Global CO2 emissions were at a record high in 2021

Green Car Reports

Global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions rose 6% in 2021, reaching their highest level ever due to increased use of coal power plants, according to new analysis from the International Energy Agency (IEA).

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Washington passes bill to target all EV sales by 2030 – for real this time (Updated)

Electrek

Washington state has set a target that all vehicles of model year 2030 or later sold, purchased or registered in Washington state be electric vehicles. The bill was signed today by Gov. Inslee, making Washington the state with the earliest all-electric new car target in the nation. more….

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Crypto Mining for a More Stable Grid?

Energy Institute at HAAS

Is cryptocurrency the magical route to resource adequacy? Or just magical thinking? Of all the proposals to avoid another Texas electricity crisis like February 2021, surely the most outside-the-box is … Continue Reading Crypto Mining for a More Stable Grid? Uncategorized featured

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Audi Environmental Foundation, TUB developing microplastics filter for tire wear particles

Green Car Congress

The Audi Environmental Foundation is developing filters for urban runoff in conjunction with the Technical University of Berlin (TUB). The filters prevent tire wear particles and other environmentally harmful substances from being washed into sewers and bodies of water along with rainwater.

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Electrify America's future EV charging stations: Solar canopies, customer lounges, valet services

Green Car Reports

Electrify America is looking to make its charging experience more upscale, with more elaborate installations than today's standalone parking-lot chargers.

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The single-largest wind farm in North America comes online in Oklahoma

Electrek

Columbus, Ohio, headquartered American Electric Power ’s 998-megawatt (MW) Traverse Wind Energy Center in Oklahoma is now online. It’s the largest single wind farm built at one time in North America. more….

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OLA Electric Scooter Ownership Blog - Dark Knight

Plug In India

Guest Post By Parvez Scott eBike and OLA electric scooter owner Patiala, PB Here is my ownership blog of the OLA S1 Pro. ​Ola S1 Pro : A Locked ? Potential !! Ola S1 Pro : A Locked ? Potential !!

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Maersk to deploy 300 electric trucks in N. America in partnership with Einride; first batch BYD 8TT Gen 3

Green Car Congress

Moller - Maersk (Maersk) will add 300 electric trucks to its North American network, making it the largest heavy-duty electric truck deployment to date.

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2023 Nissan Ariya e-4orce will make all-wheel drive about more than traction: Tech preview

Green Car Reports

Our first time in the driver’s seat of the 2023 Nissan Ariya missed out on the star of the lineup: the company’s dual-motor all-wheel-drive system, augmented by a next-generation chassis system called e-4orce.

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US announces the first offshore wind lease sale off the Carolinas

Electrek

The US Department of the Interior today announced that it has now completed its environmental review and will hold its first offshore wind energy lease sale off the Carolinas on May 11. more…. The post US announces the first offshore wind lease sale off the Carolinas appeared first on Electrek.

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Nikola Motor says it has started production of the Tre electric semi

Teslarati

Nikola Motor said on Wednesday it has started production of the all-electric Tre, a semi, at its factory in Coolidge, Arizona. Nikola plans to begin deliveries of the electric semi during the second quarter, according to a presentation the company set up for analysts.

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Mercedes-Benz and Bosch showcase automated valet parking with EQS at InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown hotel

Green Car Congress

Mercedes-Benz and Bosch showcased automated valet parking at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown featuring the all-electric EQS sedan from Mercedes-EQ. Automated valet parking technology from Bosch and Mercedes-Benz is at the core of the demonstration in Los Angeles.

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Lucid confirms Nvidia architecture for its DreamDrive Pro driver-assistance system

Green Car Reports

Lucid on Tuesday confirmed that Nvidia will supply the software architecture for its DreamDrive Pro driver-assistance system. DreamDrive Pro will use the Nvidia Drive software platform, in combination with 32 onboard sensors, Lucid said in a press release.

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Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicle of the Week: A $4,000 Dandy Little Electric 2-Seater Car

Electrek

I called it a 2-seater, but there’s a chance this dandy little electric car is built for just one rider. Even if so, it’s got enough charm to make up for its lack of utility.

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Tesla Model 3, Y axed from CVRP rebate after price hikes from ‘inflation pressure’

Teslarati

Tesla’s mass-market Model 3 and Model Y vehicles have been axed from the California Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) following the automaker’s latest price hikes due to “inflation pressure.”

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Researchers find capillary-fed electrolysis cell can deliver hydrogen at 98% cell energy efficiency

Green Car Congress

In an open access paper published in Nature Communications , researchers from the University of Wollongong in Australia report that their capillary-fed electrolysis cell demonstrates water electrolysis performance exceeding commercial electrolysis cells, with a cell voltage at 0.5 A cm ?2

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Americans are driving a lot less: Did we reach a gas-price tipping point?

Green Car Reports

With high gas prices dominating the news, Americans have been driving less over the past few weeks, according to the data analysis firm Inrix. Last week, Inrix reported that nationwide weekday vehicle trips fell 2% for the previous week versus the week prior.

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