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Cummins invests $24M in flow battery leader VoltStorage

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Cummins has invested $24 million in Germany-based VoltStorage, a developer of stationary flow batteries. The company says that it has the largest fleet of operating flow batteries in the world.

Review: 2023 BMW iX is charmingly offbeat, delivers on range ratings

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Think EVs are becoming normal? Turning heads inside and outside, and flaunting equal parts tech leading edge and design oddity, the 2023 BMW iX is anything but conventional. And, as I found in a recent week with the iX, this kind of weirdness grew on me.

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LG Energy Solution hosting 3rd round of international competition to identify promising battery start-ups

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LG Energy Solution will host the LGES Battery Challenge 2022, an international competition to identify start-ups for potential investment and collaboration. Through the program, LGES is bringing together battery start-ups to keep pace with the fast-developing industry, as growing number of economies transition to renewable energy. This is the third time the company is hosting the competition.

Tesla continues to climb as Cyber Roundup shareholder event looms

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Tesla ( NASDAQ: TSLA ) continued to climb on Monday morning on Wall Street as its Cyber Roundup shareholder event will take place later this week. The event will feature a vote on the potential 3:1 stock split.

ABB develops In Line Coloring system for lubricant manufacturing

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ABB Process Engineering (Cellier) has brought to the market a new In Line Coloring system that removes the need for segregating dyeing processes from mainstream production.

Tesla deploys swimming pool at Supercharger station

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Tesla has decided to deploy a swimming pool at a Supercharger station in Germany as the automaker is starting to invest more into amenities around its charging stations. But that’s a whole new level of charging amenities even for Tesla. more….

Hyundai Motor Group presents HMG Smart City master model at 2022 World Cities Summit; air and ground mobility

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Hyundai Motor Group presented the HMG Smart City master model at the 2022 World Cities Summit in Singapore. The model represents the Group’s vision for smart cities and illustrates how it will empower them with sustainable and smart mobility solutions.

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ioneer signs binding lithium offtake agreement with Toyota / Panasonic JV PPES

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Australia-based ioneer, an emerging lithium–boron supplier, signed a binding offtake supply agreement with the Prime Planet Energy & Solutions (PPES) joint venture between Toyota Motor Corporation and Panasonic Corporation, in which ioneer will supply PPES with lithium carbonate from its Rhyolite Ridge Lithium-Boron Project in Nevada. Earlier post.). PPES is a battery production company established through joint-investment between Toyota and Panasonic.

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BYD announces entry into German and Swedish markets, first vehicles to be delivered in Q4

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In October, a number of pioneering stores in Sweden and Germany will be opened, with the first vehicles expected to be delivered in the fourth quarter. The post BYD announces entry into German and Swedish markets, first vehicles to be delivered in Q4 appeared first on CnEVPost.

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DNV awards two approvals in principle to GTT for design of membrane-type containment for LH2 and LH2 carrier

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GTT has been granted two Approvals in Principle (AIP) from the leading classification society DNV for the design of a membrane-type containment system for liquefied hydrogen (LH 2 ) and for the preliminary concept design of a LH 2 carrier. These approvals are part of the agreement with Shell, announced in February 2022, and pave the way for the next stages of the project.

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NIO to allow consumers to lock in ES7 orders later today

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Consumers will be able to lock in their orders for the NIO ES7 starting at 20:00 Beijing time on August 2, with first deliveries expected to begin on August 28. The post NIO to allow consumers to lock in ES7 orders later today appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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This 100% electric UK housing development will pioneer smart grid technology

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Birmingham, UK-headquartered housing developer St. Modwen plans to build up to 350 fully electric homes in Birmingham – on the MG Rover site that was once home to the MINI – and the development will pioneer smart grid technology. more….

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NIO's third brand's first model will be entry-level sedan, report says

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NIO is planning a third brand, and judging by the product definition and development, the first product will be an entry-level electric sedan in the RMB 100,000 ($14,820) class, according to local media.

Tesla China: Top gov’t meeting confirms NEV purchase tax exemption extension

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Tesla China will likely see its momentum in the domestic EV market accelerate, thanks to the country’s NEV purchase tax exemption being renewed next year. The update was related during a top government meeting.

First NIO phone could be launched in a year

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NIO's phone will be the best phone to match its vehicles and will be the most beautiful phone, Li said. The post First NIO phone could be launched in a year appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. NIO NIO Phone

BYD continues global expansion, announcing EV deliveries coming to Germany and Sweden in Q4

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Just 10 days after announcing entry into the Japanese market, Build Your Dreams (BYD) has followed up with plans to sell passenger EVs in Germany and Sweden as well.

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Chevrolet’s Silverado EV appears in public on Montana roads

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The Chevrolet Silverado EV was spotted by a Drive reader as the vehicle was being filmed, likely for upcoming commercials. Earlier this week, The Drive posted a video on Instagram of the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV being filmed in downtown Helena, Montana.

Deutsche Bank on China EV sales: July under pressure

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Edison Yu's team sees a strong rebound for NIO in the next few months as it works through a casting parts issue. The post Deutsche Bank on China EV sales: July under pressure appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. NIO Research Note

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Toyota and Panasonic secure US lithium to boost EV capacity

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Toyota Motors is boosting its US EV capacity with a new supply agreement with Ioneer LTD’s Rhyolite Ridge mining project. According to the new deal , Ioneer will supply 4,000 tonnes of lithium carbonate annually to the Toyota-Panasonic battery venture. more….

XPeng delivers 11,524 vehicles in July, down about 25% from June

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July is a slow month for China's auto market, and a preliminary CPCA forecast shows that China's July auto sales will be about 15 percent lower than in June. The post XPeng delivers 11,524 vehicles in July, down about 25% from June appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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“They’ll sell like hot cakes:” EV researcher’s verdict on Ford and Rivian electric utes

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There might not be any electric utes in Australia yet, but one Australian EV researcher has had the chance to see some up close in the US. The post “They’ll sell like hot cakes:” EV researcher’s verdict on Ford and Rivian electric utes appeared first on The Driven.

Study: EV startup brands aren't doing well in connecting with prospective customers

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Startup EV brands Tesla, Lucid, Rivian, and Polestar have touted desirable products and a direct-sales business model that avoids dealership hassles. But they may not be connecting as well with prospective customers as traditional luxury brands, according to a recent study from consultancy Pied Piper. In a ranking of 25 brands, Rivian came in last

Li Auto delivers 10,422 vehicles in July, down 20% from June

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Li Auto delivered 10,422 vehicles in July, up 21.34 percent from 8,589 in the same month last year, but down 19.98 percent from June's 13,024 volume. The post Li Auto delivers 10,422 vehicles in July, down 20% from June appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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Mass-market Lightyear 2 solar car aims for efficiency boost with tech from supercar maker Koenigsegg

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Lightyear will borrow tech from Swedish supercar builder Koenigsegg for its upcoming mass-market solar-assisted EV. Koenigsegg is also investing in Lightyear, the two companies confirmed in a press release.

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Jidu said to be seeking $400 million in financing at valuation of about $3.5 billion

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The financing would be the latest round for Jidu since late January and could mark the introduction of additional backers besides Baidu and Geely, a Bloomberg report said. The post Jidu said to be seeking $400 million in financing at valuation of about $3.5 billion appeared first on CnEVPost.

BMW iX review, Tesla sales process, ICE retirement, Lightyear and Koenigsegg: Today’s Car News

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Lightyear teams up with Sweden’s Koenigsegg. Tesla and startup EV brands are losing out on the sales, one study suggests. Researchers suggest EV sales targets are an incomplete solution without retiring gas vehicles. And we warm up to the weirdness of the BMW iX.

Quick Charge Podcast: August 1, 2022

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Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts , Spotify , TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. more…. The post Quick Charge Podcast: August 1, 2022 appeared first on Electrek.

NIO delivers 10,052 vehicles in July, down 22% from June

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Production of the ET7 and EC6 was limited by the availability of cast parts in July, NIO said, adding that it expects to ramp up production in the third quarter. The post NIO delivers 10,052 vehicles in July, down 22% from June appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

Tesla secures battery material supply deals with two big Chinese companies

Electrek

Tesla has secured battery material supply deals with two large Chinese companies, according to new fillings. The move aims to ensure battery supply to support its electric vehicle production through the mid-decade. more….

XPeng builds largest self-driving computing center in China

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The center has a total computing power of 600 PFLOPS, increasing the training speed of XPeng's self-driving core models by 170 times. The post XPeng builds largest self-driving computing center in China appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. XPeng Smart Driving

After Bolt bolted from 5 US cities, who gets to take its abandoned electric bikes?

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In another example of reality sometimes being stranger than fiction, electric scooter and e-bike sharing company Bolt Mobility appears to have shut down operations in several US cities largely overnight.

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Huawei-backed AITO delivers record 7,228 vehicles in July

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The only model currently being delivered by AITO is the AITO M5 SUV with extended-range technology, with a cumulative total of 25,545 units delivered since deliveries began in March. The post Huawei-backed AITO delivers record 7,228 vehicles in July appeared first on CnEVPost.

Jaguar I-Pace catches on fire again – is this another Bolt EV battery fire situation?

Electrek

Another Jaguar I-Pace battery caught on fire without any crash after simply sitting charging in a garage. This is the fourth known I-Pace battery fire that seemingly started on its own, which is starting to be significant considering the relatively small number of units on the roads.

IM Motors closes Series A financing as cumulative deliveries reach 1,051

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This is IM Motors' first public financing from other investors, reaching a post-investment valuation of nearly RMB 30 billion ($44). The post IM Motors closes Series A financing as cumulative deliveries reach 1,051 appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

Tesla (TSLA) surges higher ahead of stock split vote and Cyber Roundup

Electrek

Tesla’s stock (TSLA) is surging higher ahead of its shareholders voting on a stock split and event Cyber Roundup event later this week. more…. The post Tesla (TSLA) surges higher ahead of stock split vote and Cyber Roundup appeared first on Electrek.

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Pony.ai sues ex-employees for trade secret infringement, seeks $8.9 million in damages

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sued two former employees and the self-driving truck company they founded, claiming they violated the company's trade secrets. The post Pony.ai sues ex-employees for trade secret infringement, seeks $8.9 million in damages appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

BMW unveils cheaper i4 electric sedan with smaller battery

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BMW adds i4 eDrive35 to its electric offerings, but only for North America and France for the time being. The post BMW unveils cheaper i4 electric sedan with smaller battery appeared first on The Driven. Electric Cars EV News BMW i4