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Volvo Trucks opens its first battery plant; cells and modules from Samsung SDI

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Volvo Trucks is opening its first battery assembly plant. Located in Ghent, Belgium, the plant will supply ready-to-install batteries for Volvo Trucks’ full electric heavy-duty trucks. This investment shows our strong commitment to electrifying truck transportation.

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Electrify America signs on for 75 MW of solar, says it commits them to net-zero

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Electrify America announced Wednesday that it’s buying into enough solar to more than offset the energy the network delivers to EVs from its charging hardware.


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Tesla releases new Full Self-Driving Beta update, and it’s a big one


Tesla has started to push a new Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta software update with improvements based on over 250,000 training video clips from its fleet. Based on the release notes, it’s a big update. more….

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Some Tesla customers are now expecting a 2-year wait for their new Model X


It appears that Tesla customers who ordered a refreshed Model X are in for a longer-than-expected wait. As shared by several Tesla reservation holders online, the company has updated their estimated Model X delivery dates once more.

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SemaConnect to Promote EV Charging at Government, Fleet, and Residential Conferences

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Leading electric vehicle charging company to exhibit at conferences and trade shows in Florida, Maryland, and Michigan next week. The post SemaConnect to Promote EV Charging at Government, Fleet, and Residential Conferences appeared first on Smart Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations.

Ford receives AISI award for use of steel lightweighting in Mustang Mach-E

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The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) awarded the “Automotive Excellence Award” to Ford Motor Company for its advanced high-strength steel (AHSS) innovations in the all-electric 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E.

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Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 recalled for rollaway concerns

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A total of 19,743 Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 electric cars are being recalled over rollaway concerns. Separate recall notices from Hyundai and Kia both state that a "software error in the Shifter Control Unit" in affected vehicles could disengage park, allowing vehicles to roll.

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Tesla Bot prototype sneak peak scheduled for AI Day #2 this August


With the announcement that Tesla is holding an “AI Day 2.0” ” of sorts this coming August 19, CEO Elon Musk has posted some interesting tidbits about the upcoming event.

Tesla Building 100-Stall Supercharger Station In Mojave Desert Town


Located between LA and Las Vegas, the charging hub in Barstow, CA, will be the largest one in the country, the town's mayor claims

Zhejiang Methanol Hydrogen and Element 1 partner to deliver hydrogen generation technology to Greater China

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Element 1 Corporation (e1NA), Zhejiang Methanol Hydrogen Technology (ZMHT) and Zhejiang Element 1 (e1China) have formed a joint venture company—Zhejiang Hydrogen One Energy Technology Co.,

Panasonic: Tesla pushing for faster development of 4680 cells

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Tesla is pushing for faster development of new 4680 battery cells, the CFO of battery supplier Panasonic said in an interview with Bloomberg published Wednesday.

Maine’s first electric public transit buses hit the road in Portland


Maine’s first electric public transit vehicles – four Proterra ZX5 35-foot buses – went into service on the streets of Portland yesterday. more…. The post Maine’s first electric public transit buses hit the road in Portland appeared first on Electrek.

The Boring Company San Antonio Loop’s net revenue expected to be $25M per year, fares to start at $10


On Wednesday, May 18, The Alamo Regional Mobility Authority (RMA) board was briefed on more details about The Boring Company’s (TBC) proposed tunnel from the San Antonio International Airport to downtown.

Tesla Model X Buyers Are Apparently Waiting Two Years For Delivery


Many who ordered the refreshed Model X in 2021 have now seen their delivery date pushed to 2023

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Fully electric Genesis GV60 arrives in US starting at $58,890

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Genesis Motor America announced the start of sales of its first electric vehicle, the GV60 ( earlier post ). The Genesis GV60 enters the US market with a number of available world-first automotive features, including Face Connect and a Crystal Sphere.

Could fuel-cell conversions help clean up long-haul diesel trucking?

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In addition to building new zero-emission trucks, what if older diesel trucks were converted to hydrogen fuel-cell power? Two such initiatives were announced earlier this week.

Tesla is building one of the world’s largest Supercharger stations in the Mojave Desert


Tesla has started building a new Supercharger station in the Mojave Desert between Los Angeles and Las Vegas that will likely become tied for the largest Supercharger station in the world. more….

Tesla set to release Full Self-Driving update this weekend, expand Beta fleet in June


Tesla is set to release a new version of the Full Self-Driving Beta program this weekend with Software Update 10.12, and CEO Elon Musk even said the automaker could expand the size of the Beta fleet in June.

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Kia To Make Purpose Built EVs At New Korea Plant From 2025


Kia's first purpose built electric vehicle will be a mid-sized model codenamed SW based on a new eS skateboard platform

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New Emissions Analytics study suggests pollution from tire wear now 1,850 times worse than exhaust emissions

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In early 2020, UK-based independent testing firm Emissions Analytics published a study claiming that tire particulate wear emissions were 1,000 times worse than exhaust emissions ( earlier post ).

Kia sees electric vans as key products for mobility, autonomous tech

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Kia is betting big on electric vans, and it's jumping in with plans to build a new factory within its existing Hwaseong, South Korea, manufacturing complex dedicated to the production of them.

Elon Musk accused of sexual misconduct, CEO preemptively called it ‘Democratic dirty tricks campaign’


Elon Musk, CEO of both Tesla and SpaceX, is being accused of sexual misconduct in a new report. Without directly commenting on the case, Musk is hinting that it is part of a campaign of “political attacks” carried out by Democrats. more….

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Tesla’s 3rd-largest individual shareholder suggests clever strategy for TSLA buyback


The third largest individual Tesla shareholder, KoGuan Leo, advised the company to buy back TSLA shares with its free cash flow. KoGuan believes that Tesla can buy back its undervalued stocks while investing in FSD, the Optimus, and more gigafactories.

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Bentley's First EV Will Pack Up To 1,400 HP, Do 0-60 In 1.5 Seconds


If that's too brutal, customers will have the option of a slower 0-60 mph setting of 2.7 seconds

Deutsche Post DHL Group orders up to 44 Volvo electric trucks; cooperation agreement

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Volvo Trucks and Deutsche Post DHL Group have signed a cooperation agreement to accelerate the shift to zero-exhaust-emission vehicles. DHL intends to intensify its transition to heavy electric trucks by deploying a total of 44 new electric Volvo trucks on routes in Europe.

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Honda Prologue EV, Kia electric vans, Ioniq 5 and EV6 recalled: Today’s Car News

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Electrify America is going big on solar to offset its charging network. Honda teased its Prologue electric SUV. Kia and Hyundai are recalling some of their latest and greatest EVs to the dealership due to a software issue. And Kia sees electric vans are part of the mobility future.

Tesla structural battery pack is removable, but it is quite an ordeal


Tesla’s latest service manual does reveal that Tesla’s structural battery pack is removable – something that was thought of as a problem due to the design. It’s actually doable, but it is quite an ordeal. more….

Hyundai, Kia agree to pump $16.5bn into EV production in South Korea


Hyundai Motor Group and affiliate automaker Kia have agreed to spend $16.5 billion to produce electric vehicles at a new factory in South Korea.

Driverless Hyundai Ioniq 5 Starts Delivering Food With Uber Eats


Motional's Ioniq 5 robotaxis are now part of Uber Eats' fleet in Santa Monica, California

2023 Cadillac LYRIQ to start at $62,990; 312 miles of range; charging deal with EVgo

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Cadillac announced ordering information, pricing and EPA-estimated range for the battery-electric 2023 LYRIQ RWD. Cadillac also announced a special charging offer, designed to simplify the charging experience for LYRIQ customers.

Electric Mercedes G-Class SUV is due to get high-energy-density silicon anode battery chemistry

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An upcoming electric version of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class SUV will use silicon anode battery chemistry from American firm Sila, Mercedes confirmed Tuesday in a press release.

Ukraine is now using these 200-mile-range electric bikes with NLAW rockets to take out Russian tanks


Ukrainian electric motorbike company Delfast has seen its electric bikes used for some vastly diverse tasks, such as breaking Guinness World Records and outfitting Mexican police.

Boeing Starliner spacecraft successfully returns to flight 29 months after ill-fated debut


More than three years after SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft first safely reached orbit and almost three and a half years after Boeing’s Starliner crew capsule’s ill-fated launch debut, Boeing has finally returned to flight and made it farther than ever before towards a successful test flight.

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SemaConnect Joins Electric Vehicle Charging Association CharIN

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Leading North American EV charging provider joins the international organization for interoperability and the Combined Charging System (CCS) standard. The post SemaConnect Joins Electric Vehicle Charging Association CharIN appeared first on Smart Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations.

Madrid orders 60 Solaris electric buses

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EMT, the public bus operator in the City of Madrid, has ordered 60 Urbino 12 electric buses from Solaris, featuring high energy batteries and pantograph charging which will ensure high operability in all kinds of conditions. The contract value is more than €30 million.

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GM-based Prologue electric SUV teased: First Honda EV for widespread US availability

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Honda has released a sketch of its upcoming fully electric SUV, to be called Prologue and arriving in 2024.

Autonomous cargo ship completes 500 mile voyage, avoiding hundreds of collisions


The “world’s first” autonomous commercial cargo ship has successfully completed a near-500 mile voyage in the congested waters of Tokyo Bay, traveling without human intervention for 99% of the trip.

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