Wed.Aug 10, 2022

Autonomy orders 23,000 EVs from 17 automakers; $1.2B order covers 45 EV models

Green Car Congress

Autonomy, the nation’s largest electric vehicle subscription company, placed an order for 23,000 electric vehicles with 17 global automakers to expand and diversify its subscription fleet beyond Tesla. The fleet order is valued at $1.2 billion. The 23,000-unit order represents 1.2%

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Ralph Nader calls for NHTSA to order removal of Tesla Full Self-Driving

Green Car Reports

Consumer advocate and former Presidential candidate Ralph Nader is calling on federal regulators to remove the Tesla "Full Self-Driving" driver-assist system from all vehicles.

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Volvo Cars, Starbucks begin installing ChargePoint EV fast chargers at stores between Denver and Seattle

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Volvo Cars, in cooperation with Starbucks Corporation, announced the first Starbucks stores where new electric vehicle (EV) chargers, powered by ChargePoint, will be available to customers and members of the public.

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F-150 Lightning price hike, Meyers Manx EV, Lucid Air Stealth: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Ford hikes F-150 Lightning prices. The Meyers Manx is back as a niche electric vehicle. Lucid Air goes black. And EV buyers have great credit. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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ZSW shows E-magy silicon-dominant battery swells less than 1% after cycling

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A team from the German research institute ZSW (Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg) and advanced materials company E-magy have shown a less than 1% battery cell expansion in a silicon-dominant lithium-ion battery for the first time.

Tesla self-driving smear campaign releases ‘test’ that fails to realize FSD never engaged

Electrek

A Tesla Full Self-Driving smear campaign started by a California billionaire running for Senate has a new attack ad based on a FSD Beta “test,” where they failed to realize they never engaged FSD Beta during the test. more….

Idaho National Lab and Bloom Energy produce hydrogen at record-setting efficiencies

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Bloom Energy announced the initial results of its ongoing demonstration with Idaho National Laboratory (INL). With nearly 500 hours of full-load operation completed at the laboratory, Bloom’s high-temperature electrolyzer is producing hydrogen more efficiently than other commercially available electrolyzers, including PEM and alkaline.

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EIA expects a 2.4% increase in total US electricity consumption in 2022

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The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects US electricity consumption this year to increase 2.4% over 2021, resulting primarily from increased economic activity but also from hot summer weather throughout most of the country.

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The new electric cars coming to Australia before end of 2022

The Driven EV News

A swathe of new EV models will land on Australian shores before the end of 2022. Here's what you can expect. The post The new electric cars coming to Australia before end of 2022 appeared first on The Driven.

FedEx Office pilots Ford E-Transit vans for FedEx SameDay City service in 9 pilot markets

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FedEx Office, in collaboration with Ford Pro, is piloting 10 Ford E-Transit vans across its FedEx SameDay City network as part of the goal to transition its entire pickup and delivery fleet to zero tailpipe emission vehicles by 2040.

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XPeng G9 gets 22,819 pre-orders in 24 hours

CN EV Post

Among the pre-order holders of XPeng G9, 77 percent are male and the first pre-order holder is from Shanghai. The post XPeng G9 gets 22,819 pre-orders in 24 hours appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. XPeng XPeng G9

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JAIST black-glasses-grafted silicon microparticles as anode material for improving battery performance

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Elon Musk explains his recent Tesla (TSLA) stock sale

Teslarati

A set of Form 4 SEC filings have revealed that Tesla CEO Elon Musk had sold about 7.9 million TSLA shares worth approximately $6.9 billion after the company’s 2022 Cyber Roundup (annual shareholder meeting). Musk has since explained the reason behind his TSLA stock sale.

DOE issues RFI on $675M critical materials supply chain program

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) issued a Request for Information (RFI) ( DE-FOA-0002794 ) on the development and implementation of a $675-million Critical Materials Research, Development, Demonstration, and Commercialization Program. The program will address vulnerabilities in the domestic critical materials supply chain.

Norway: How big is its EV market? How do Chinese brands perform?

CN EV Post

BYD has reached a good level of vehicle registrations in Norway, while NIO vehicle registrations are growing at the fastest rate among Chinese brands, says CITIC Securities. The post Norway: How big is its EV market? How do Chinese brands perform? appeared first on CnEVPost.

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Ford F-150 Lightning standard range increased to EPA-estimated 240 miles; order banks re-open with updated pricing

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Ford is reopening order banks for the next wave of reservation holders of the popular F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck, adding new improvements including boosting its standard range battery models to an EPA-estimated targeted range of 240 miles and adding Pro Trailer Hitch Assist technology. Pro Trailer Hitch Assist automatically controls steering, throttle and brake inputs to make hitching trailers easier.

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BREAKING: BYD supplying batteries to Tesla, first vehicles to roll off line as soon as August, report says

CN EV Post

BYD's blade batteries has begun delivery to Tesla's factory in Berlin, and the Tesla Shanghai factory has no plans to use BYD batteries for the time being, according to local media.

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Tesla already receiving BYD batteries for Giga Berlin’s Model Y production: report

Teslarati

A recent report from China has suggested that BYD’s blade batteries will be used in Tesla’s electric vehicles within the next month. What is quite interesting is that BYD batteries will reportedly be used in Tesla’s Gigafactory Berlin in Germany, not Gigafactory Shanghai in China.

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NIO ET7 drops one spot to No. 8 in China's premium sedan sales ranking for July

CN EV Post

From January to July, the NIO ET7 ranked No. 9, up one spot from No. 10 the previous month. The post NIO ET7 drops one spot to No. 8 in China's premium sedan sales ranking for July appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. NIO NIO ET7

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ACT chooses suppliers to triple its EV charging network by end of 2023

The Driven EV News

Number of EV chargers in the ACT is set to grow rapidly with $1.4 million roll out by the end of 2023. The post ACT chooses suppliers to triple its EV charging network by end of 2023 appeared first on The Driven. Charging Electric Cars EV News

New Tesla Energy products teased in internal meeting: report

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Tesla seems to be getting ready to expand the products in its energy business, and it may be happening sooner than expected. As per recent reports, the company teased updated and new Tesla energy products that will be coming later this year during a recent “internal meeting.”

Hertz goes big on EVs, now with 100 Polestar 2s in Australian rental fleet

EV Central

Hertz is planning to lead the charge with electric rental cars in Australia – and it’s taken the next step with a batch of Polestar 2 EVs. The rental car giant has added 100 Polestars to its Australian fleet as part of a broader long-term vision to eventually switch its fleet to all-electric.

Police in Germany photoshop a helicopter at a Tesla Supercharger to send a message.

Teslarati

Have you ever seen a helicopter charging at a Tesla Supercharger? Probably not. Although Tesla is allowing non-Tesla EVs to charge at some of its charging networks in Europe, this particular photo is a photoshopped image. It was created for a higher purpose.

We’ve long known who’s holding back EVs – now to clear the road

The Driven EV News

Vested interests have held Australia back from introducing fuel emissions standards. The Albanese government must enact this long overdue policy which is crucial to the EV transition. The post We’ve long known who’s holding back EVs – now to clear the road appeared first on The Driven.

Ford and DTE Energy announce largest renewable energy purchase in US history

Electrek

Ford and DTE Energy are taking a massive step in the fight against climate change. The automaker and Detroit-based energy company DTE Energy are announcing today a new clean energy agreement, the largest of its kind. more….

Siemens and Mahle plan to standardise wireless EV charging

The Driven EV News

Two tech companies plan to ensure that wireless EV charging can be implemented in a way that will future-proof homes and carparks. The post Siemens and Mahle plan to standardise wireless EV charging appeared first on The Driven. Charging EV News mahle siemens wireless charging

California sets the largest offshore wind goal of any state in the US

Electrek

The California Energy Commission (CEC) today set a goal to deploy 25 gigawatts (GW) of offshore floating wind power generation by 2045 after adopting a report that establishes offshore wind goals. more….

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Hertz and Polestar take rental EVs across Australia

The Driven EV News

Polestar 2 EVs are now available to rent through Hertz. We take one for a spin and chat to Hertz VP Eoin MacNeill. The post Hertz and Polestar take rental EVs across Australia appeared first on The Driven. Electric Cars EV News ev rental hertz Polestar

Tesla Semi electric truck with 500 miles of range starts shipping this year, says Musk

Electrek

Elon Musk announced that the Tesla Semi electric truck with 500 miles of range is going to start shipping this year. more…. The post Tesla Semi electric truck with 500 miles of range starts shipping this year, says Musk appeared first on Electrek.

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New challenges and innovative solutions in Europe’s energy transition

Innovation News Network

Read the developments from the E-world conference 2022 that will shape the Future of Europe's energy transition. The post New challenges and innovative solutions in Europe’s energy transition appeared first on Innovation News Network.

Canada’s Unifor union elects Lana Payne president

Baua Electric

Lana Payne has been elected as the brand new nationwide president of Unifor, taking up the function 5 months after longtime chief Jerry Dias abruptly retired as head of Canada’s. Read more. The post Canada’s Unifor union elects Lana Payne president appeared first on Bauaelectric Auto News.

Nikola taps former Volkswagen executive for CEO role in 2023

Teslarati

Nikola Corporation ( NASDAQ: NKLA ) has announced it will name Michael Lohscheller as company CEO, effective January 1, 2023. Current CEO Mark Russell will retire at the end of the year and named Lohscheller his successor.

If you want an EV, buy this week – Rivian, Fisker and others rush to lock in EV tax credits before changes

Electrek

Rivian, Fisker, and other EV makers are offering binding purchase agreements to reservation holders after the Senate passed the Inflation Reduction Act with big EV tax credit changes.

Starlink gets contract with US Air Force for Europe and Africa airlift operations 

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The US Air Force will work with SpaceX’s Starlink to support airlift operations in Europe and Africa. On July 22, the US Air force awarded Starlink a $1.92 million contract. Starlink will provide 12 months of service from August 1, 2022 to July 31, 2023.

Tesla loses Nürburgring crown to Porsche Taycan again

Electrek

Tesla lost its fastest lap record for a production series electric car at the Nürburgring race track to Porsche Taycan, which originally held the record and motivated Tesla to beat it. more…. The post Tesla loses Nürburgring crown to Porsche Taycan again appeared first on Electrek.

Tesla Giga Nevada will source copper foil from Redwood Materials this year

Teslarati

Redwood Materials, a battery recycling company founded and led by Tesla co-founder JB Straubel, will begin its production of copper foil his year. Among the recycling company’s first customers is something very familiar to its founder — Gigafactory Nevada, which Tesla operates with Panasonic.

Renault’s Megane E-Tech is now France’s most popular EV with a 100K/year run rate

Electrek

Renault is shining a light on its brand-new all-electric compact Megane E-Tech, which boasted the best EV sales in France last month, with 25,000 vehicles sold in the last three months. That tallies up to a 100K/year run rate – could it outrun Telsa’s Model 3 this year? more….