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Volta Trucks reveals its first Truck-as-a-Service customer operations center

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Volta Trucks revealed its first Volta Trucks Hub that will deliver its Truck-as-a-Service customer-focused operations as the first full-electric Volta Zeros start customer evaluation in mid-2022.

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Fisker confirms 10-year battery and powertrain warranty for Ocean EV

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Fisker has confirmed 10-year/100,000-mile (whichever comes first) battery and powertrain warranties for its Ocean electric SUV, which is scheduled to start production in November. The battery warranty assures 75% of the battery's original capacity, according to Fisker's website.

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Jeep ending sales of internal combustion engine only models in France

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The Jeep is ending the sale in France of non-electrified internal combustion engines (ICE) on all the Renegade and Compass ranges; the Wrangler and the Grand Cherokee being already only available in 4xe plug-in hybrid versions.

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Electric DeLorean teased for August reveal, the first of an all-EV brand reviving a familiar name

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DeLorean Motor Company on Monday confirmed an August 18 reveal date for its all-electric successor to the DeLorean DMC-12 sports car.

Mercedes-Benz simplifies charging rates for Mercedes me Charge in Europe

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From June 2022, there will be a new tariff system for the approximately 300,000 charging points in the Mercedes me Charge network in Europe. Mercedes me Charge will offer three new charging tariffs tailored to individual driving performance.

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GM and Honda expand partnership with range of affordable EVs expected by 2027

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General Motors and Honda are expanding their partnership to include a line of affordable EVs for North America covering what the automakers say are the most popular vehicle segments.

Protean Electric enters new partnership with Dongfeng Motor to advance market adoption of in-wheel motor technology

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Protean Electric, a leader of in-wheel motor (IWM) technology for passenger cars, light commercial vehicles and future transport solutions, announced a new partnership between Dongfeng Motor Corporation Technical Center and Protean’s joint venture in China, Wuxi Weifu Electric Drive Technology (WFDT).

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ZeroAvia and ZEV Station sign MoU to develop hydrogen refueling ecosystem at California airports

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ZeroAvia, a developer of hydrogen-electric aviation, signed an MoU and announced a new partnership with the hydrogen fueling firm ZEV Station to develop green hydrogen refueling infrastructure for airports in California.

Tesla Cybertruck arrives at Giga Texas in time for Cyber Rodeo grand opening


The Tesla Cybertruck was spotted arriving at Giga Texas, just in time for the Cyber Rodeo this Thursday. . Earlier this week, the Tesla Semi also arrived at the Austin Gigafactory.

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ExxonMobil makes final investment decision on fourth Guyana offshore project; $10B for Yellowtail development

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ExxonMobil has made a final investment decision for the Yellowtail development offshore Guyana after receiving government and regulatory approvals. The company’s fourth, and largest, project in the Stabroek Block is expected to produce approximately 250,000 barrels of oil per day starting in 2025.

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Tesla Model Y edges out sibling Model 3 to win UK’s Best Seller for March


The Tesla Model Y beat out its sibling electric vehicle, the Model 3, in the United Kingdom’s automotive sales figures for March. The Model Y sold 6,464 times, beating the Model 3 by just seven units, as the sedan sold 6,457 vehicles in March.

Volkswagen of America reports Q1 2022 sales; ID.4 accounted for 4.2%

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Volkswagen of America reported Q1 2022 sales of 64,993 units (down 28.5% from 2021). SUVs accounted for 76% of total sales in Q1; the battery-electric ID.4 sales totaled 2,755 units in Q1 (4.2%). Tiguan, the top seller in Q1 2021 dropped 33% to 18,233 units in Q1 2022, while retaining its top selling position. The newcomer Taos racked up 13,674 units in Q1 2022 (21% of total sales.).

US Air Force tests Elon Musk’s Starlink for F-35A Lightning II communications


It appears that the United States Air Force is also starting to see the value of Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite internet system.

Volvo Cars reports sales of 58,667 cars worldwide in March, down 22.1%; electrified share increased to 36%

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Volvo Cars reported sales of 58,677 cars worldwide in March, a decline by 22.1% compared with the same month last year. During the first quarter, the number of cars sold increased gradually to a total of 148,295 cars as the supply chain constraints affecting Volvo Cars and the auto industry continued to slowly ease.

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Amazon chooses everyone but SpaceX to launch its Starlink competitor


Amazon has announced a series of record-breaking launch contracts that will place a “majority” of its 3,236-satellite Project Kuiper constellation, which aims to blanket the Earth in high-quality internet alongside OneWeb, Starlink, and Telesat.

Hertz and Polestar partner to accelerate EV adoption; Hertz to purchase up to 65,000 EVs over five years

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Hertz and Polestar, the Swedish premium electric performance car maker, announced a new global partnership that includes purchasing up to 65,000 electric vehicles (EVs) over five years. Availability is expected to begin in Spring 2022 in Europe and late 2022 in North America and Australia. Hertz will initially order Polestar 2, an award-winning EV which established Polestar’s position as a premium EV manufacturer with its first volume model.

SpaceX’s upgraded Super Heavy booster sails through first major test


SpaceX’s first upgraded 33-engine Super Heavy booster appears to have passed a crucial test with surprising ease, boding well for a smooth qualification process. Attempting that test so early on did not appear to be SpaceX’s initial plan.

Firefly & Hyundai Motor America create pilot program to offer rideshare fleets & drivers new vehicles with bonus income up to $3,600/year

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Firefly, a fast-growing in-car and car-top mobility media company and a Google Ventures-backed startup, will collaborate with Hyundai in promoting its vehicles—including EVs—to rideshare fleets and drivers across key US cities. The vehicles will be ready to have Firefly’s in-car and on-car screens installed, generating advertising revenue to subsidize the fleets and drivers.

GM and Honda announce plan to ‘codevelop series of affordable electric vehicles’


GM and Honda, which are already working together on two EVs coming to the US in 2024, announced a plan to “codevelop a series of affordable electric vehicles” to come to market by 2027. more….

Tesla’s Elon Musk to become part of Twitter’s board of directors


A recent filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission has revealed that Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk will be appointed as a member of Twitter’s Board of Directors. The update was related in a Form 8-K released on Tuesday. .

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‘The lights will not go out’ – Energy experts do not foresee EVs overloading US electrical grid


According to research teams and engineers at multiple US energy laboratories, the acceleration of EV adoption will not reach any sort of “tipping” point in which charging EVs will overwhelm the electrical grid.

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2022 Tesla Model Y price in Australia leaked: report


The 2022 Tesla Model Y’s prices in Australia were reportedly released to corporate and industry customers recently. According to Chasing Cars , the 2022 Tesla Model Y will start at AUD$67,990 (USD$51,536.74) for the single-motor RWD variant, before on-road costs in Australia.

Portugal brings forward 80% clean energy target to 2026 from 2030


Portugal’s new Socialist Party-majority government has moved its target of reaching 80% clean energy in electricity production forward to 2026, four years earlier than previously planned. more…. The post Portugal brings forward 80% clean energy target to 2026 from 2030 appeared first on Electrek.

Volkswagen plans to launch self-driving EV for a robotaxi and delivery fleet


Volkswagen plans to launch a special purpose vehicle (SPV) for self-driving operations, including a robotaxi fleet, delivery services, and shuttles. The design of the VW SPV will be significantly different from the ID. Buzz , which has been gaining popularity since the company unveiled it last month.

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Rivian reports producing 2,553 EVs in Q1 of 2022, delivering 1,227 of them


American EV automaker Rivian has shared production totals for Q1 of 2022 less than a month after sharing revised production goals for the year. Despite a slow ramp-up of EV production, Rivian stated that it remains on track to achieve its 2022 output numbers. more….

Rivian announces over 2,500 produced and 1,200 delivered in Q1 2022


Rivian Automotive announced it produced 2,553 vehicles while delivering 1,227 of them during 2022’s first quarter, reaffirming its goal to build 25,000 all-electric cars this year. “Rivian Automotive, Inc.

NASA contracts Canoo to build EVs that will transport astronauts to launchpad for Artemis missions


The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced it has chosen EV startup Canoo to provide zero-emission EVs to transport its crew to the launchpad for NASA’s upcoming Artemis missions to the Moon.

Tesla’s star-shaped Model Y formation for Cyber Rodeo hints at cool Lone Star flag EV formation


Preparations for the Cyber Rodeo at Gigafactory Texas are fully underway, and Tesla seems to be preparing something special for the event’s attendees. If speculations are right, Tesla may be creating a treat for the eyes using different colored Model Ys parked in a rather special formation. .

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Lexus unveils new pictures of its first all-electric car and it has a yoke steering wheel


Lexus is about to unveil its first all-electric vehicle, the Lexus RZ 450e, later this month, and it has started teasing it with new pictures. It is expected to be based on the Toyota BZ4x and features a yoke steering wheel. more….

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Ford F-150 Lightning to lead NASCAR Cup Series to green flag this weekend


The Ford F-150 Lightning has been chosen as the official Pace Car for this weekend’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway in Virginia.

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Tesla is testing a Lucid Air with over 500 miles of range on its test track


We have seen many automakers benchmark and reverse-engineer Tesla vehicles, but rarely the other way around. Tesla was spotted testing a Lucid Air – which has over 500 miles of range – on its test track at Fremont factory. more….

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NHTSA to investigate LG Energy Solution battery failures affecting over 138,000 vehicles


The NHTSA has launched an investigation into LG Energy Solution batteries after a series of electric vehicles using the cells have shown “internal failures.” ” Opened on April 1, the NHTSA lists a series of electric vehicles utilizing LGES cells that have been assigned to recalls.

GM finally resumes production on the Chevy Bolt


GM has finally restarted production on the Bolt EV and EUV lines after being out of production for the better part of a year due to an issue with its LG battery cells. more…. The post GM finally resumes production on the Chevy Bolt appeared first on Electrek.

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Elon Musk’s Twitter stake filing could add to CEO’s SEC troubles


Elon Musk is now Twitter’s single largest shareholder, and more recently, he was also announced as a new member of the social media company’s Board of Directors. Musk’s recent moves, however, might result in new SEC troubles.

Oversight Committee grills USPS over gas-guzzler contract


The House Oversight Committee held a 3.5-hour long hearing today on USPS’ contract to buy tens of thousands of gas guzzling trucks from Oshkosh Defense to replace its aging delivery fleet. more…. The post Oversight Committee grills USPS over gas-guzzler contract appeared first on Electrek.

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Chevrolet resumes Bolt EV and Bolt EUV production following battery issues


Chevrolet has resumed production of the Bolt EV and EUV following a series of battery issues that would sometimes result in spontaneous fires. General Motors, the parent company of Chevrolet, spent $1.8 billion throughout the Bolt’s battery issue saga to resolve the problems.

Nissan announces it is designing a Lunar Terrain Vehicle for NASA alongside Teledyne and Sierra Space


During the 37th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Teledyne Brown Engineering, along with partners Sierra Space and Nissan North America, announced it is designing a crewed Lunar Terrain Vehicle (LTV) to support future NASA missions on the Moon.

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