Wed.Oct 14, 2020

HET motor company Linear Labs raises $6M in new funding

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Linear Labs has raised an additional $6 million in funding to further develop manufacturing capabilities and grow its employee base. The new capital comes shortly after Linear Labs’ $68.9

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Lucid Air electric luxury sedan: $77,400 base version claims 406-mile range

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Lucid has announced a new $77,400 entry price for its Air electric sedan, and opened reservations for the entire model lineup.

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DOE provides $65M for “connected communities” of buildings powered to transform electric system

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $65 million through its Connected Communities funding opportunity announcement (FOA) to expand DOE’s network of grid-interactive efficient building communities nationwide. ( DE-FOA-0002206 ).

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Musk responds to Lucid Air, Model S price cut $5,570

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Tesla hasn’t made any memorable moves to adjust pricing to meet or beat rival vehicles from mainstream brands. But it seems that crosstown rival Lucid Motors is different.

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Mercedes shows off-road EQC 4x4² driveable study

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A small team at Merceds-Benz has created the all-electric EQC 4x4² off-road concept—a drivable technology platform on the basis of an EQC 400 4MATIC (combined power consumption: 21.3-20.2 kWh/100 km).

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Safety probe examines Chevrolet Bolt EV fire complaints

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has launched a safety probe in response to owner reports of fires in Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars.

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Volkswagen begins presales of Touareg eHybrid and Touareg R plug-in hybrids

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Volkswagen is ramping up its hybrid offensive. The Touareg is now available to order in two different plug-in hybrid versions: the Touareg eHybrid and the Touareg R. Both variants are characterized by an electric range of up to 47 kilometers (WLTP) and low average consumptions.

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Electrify America invests in 6 California organizations to drive ZEV awareness and education in low-income and disadvantaged communities

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Electrify America is investing $3 million to provide education and awareness programs for low-income and disadvantaged communities throughout California on the benefits of driving zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) and available cash incentives. The latest announcement brings Electrify America’s total investment in California community-based programs to $5.7 million over the past two years, as part of the company’s ongoing efforts to promote ZEV adoption throughout the state.

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Lucid Air prices, Escape PHEV delayed, Chevy Bolt EV fire probe: Today’s Car News

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Two pieces of news this morning potentially relate to concern over charging fires—which are leading to the delay of one important plug-in hybrid model. And the Lucid Air gets a more affordable entry price. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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Wright selected for ARPA-E electric aircraft program

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Wright Electric announced that the US Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has selected Wright for a contract to support the development of innovative, lightweight, and ultra-efficient electric propulsion motors, drives, and associated thermal management systems for commercial electric aircraft. The foundation of Wright’s Wright 1 zero-emissions 186-seat aircraft is its high-efficiency electric propulsion system.

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Jaguar XF gets hybrid tech and fresh tech

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Say hello to the 2020 Jaguar XF

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Knoxville contracts for 12 New Flyer electric buses with option for 14 more

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New Flyer of America announced that Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) has awarded New Flyer a contract for twelve zero-emission, battery-electric thirty five-foot heavy-duty transit buses, with options to purchase up to 13 additional zero-emission buses in thirty-five or forty-foot lengths throughout the remaining term of the five-year agreement.

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