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Toyota Research Institute and Northwestern partner to accelerate new materials discovery with nanomaterial data factory; fuel cell catalysts first

Green Car Congress

Toyota Research Institute (TRI) and Northwestern University are collaborating to help accelerate new materials discovery, design and development with the world’s first nanomaterial “data factory.”.

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Acura Precision EV Concept suggests a driver-driven duality in its future electric vehicles

Green Car Reports

Acura has revealed the Precision EV Concept, which shows a shift in design priorities for Honda's luxury brand as it enters its own electric and automated-driving era.

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Acura unveils all-new electrified ARX-06 race car

Green Car Congress

Acura Motorsports released the first official images and details for the all-new, electrified Acura ARX-06 prototype sports car, which will make its competition debut next January at the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

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Tesla Supercharger network ranks highest in customer satisfaction, finds J.D. Power

Green Car Reports

The Tesla Supercharger network was the first comprehensive DC fast-charging network in the United States, and it remains the best in terms of customer satisfaction, according to a new J.D. Power study.

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Production version of 1,914 hp electric Rimac Nevera to make US debut in Monterey

Green Car Congress

The production version of the 1,914hp all-electric Rimac Nevera will make its US debut at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering during Monterey Car Week on Friday, August 19.

Acura confirms ZDX name for brand’s first electric vehicle—and Type S performance version

Green Car Reports

Acura has confirmed that it will bring back a badge it’s used once before for its upcoming American-built electric SUV, due in 2024.

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American Rheinmetall Vehicles and GM Defense partner to pursue US Army’s Common Tactical Truck program

Green Car Congress

American Rheinmetall Vehicles, a leading developer of tactical wheeled and tracked combat vehicles and systems has formed a strategic collaboration with GM Defense LLC, to compete in the US Army’s Common Tactical Truck (CTT) program.

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Dodge unveils its first electrified performance vehicle: Dodge Hornet R/T PHEV

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Dodge unveiled the all-new 2023 Dodge Hornet compact SUV in R/T and GT trims with a lineup of multi-energy powertrains. The Dodge Hornet R/T PHEV, representing the brand’s first electrified performance vehicle, delivers 285-plus horsepower and 383 ft-lb (519 N·m) of torque.

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Tesla (TSLA) confirms plan to launch electricity retail business in Texas

Electrek

Tesla has confirmed its plan to launch a new electricity retail business in Texas through a new job posting for a role overseeing the new business unit. more…. The post Tesla (TSLA) confirms plan to launch electricity retail business in Texas appeared first on Electrek.

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BMW M GmbH begins road testing for innovative high-performance electric drive and chassis control systems

Green Car Congress

BMW M GmbH has begun first test drives with a prototype for innovative high-performance electric drive and chassis control systems. The concept testing focuses on a four-wheel drive system comprising four electric motors and an integrated driving dynamics control system.

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SpaceX’s next-gen Starship rocket wins first satellite launch contract

Teslarati

SpaceX’s next-generation Starship rocket has secured its first satellite launch contract.

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Ford F-150 Lightning customers to receive 250 kWh of complimentary ultra-fast charging at Electrify America charging stations

Green Car Congress

Ford F-150 Lightning owners receive 250 kilowatt-hours of complimentary charging through FordPass Rewards at Electrify America ultra-fast charging stations to kick-start their electric vehicle experience with Ford.

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Tesla’s virtual power plant had its first event helping the grid – looks like the future

Electrek

Tesla’s virtual power plant in California had its first emergency response event helping the grid by pooling power from Powerwall owners around the state. The event appears to have been a success as the distributed power plant looks like the future. more….

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Hydro’s Slovalco plant to halt primary aluminum production due to high electricity prices

Green Car Congress

Hydro’s majority-owned Slovalco aluminum facility in Slovakia has decided to close the primary aluminum production at the plant. The closure will be completed by the end of September 2022. The decision to terminate primary aluminum production at Slovalco comes in response to adverse framework conditions and high electricity prices, which show no signs of improvement in the short term.

“Buying an EV in Australia is like winning the lottery”

The Driven EV News

Electric Vehicle Council CEO Behyad Jafari says it is so hard to buy an electric vehicle in Australia that it is akin to winning the lottery. The post “Buying an EV in Australia is like winning the lottery” appeared first on The Driven. Electric Cars EV News

NHTSA early estimates show record increase in traffic fatalities nationwide

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that 9,560 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes in the first quarter of 2022. This is an increase of about 7% as compared to the 8,935 fatalities projected for the same quarter in 2021. This would be the highest number of first-quarter fatalities since 2002. Preliminary data reported by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) shows that vehicle miles traveled (VMT) in the first 3 months of 2022 increased by about 40.2

Tesla Model Y leads Europe’s D-SUV segment in 1H22

Teslarati

Elon Musk has been pretty open about the idea of the Tesla Model Y eventually being the world’s best-selling car, first by revenue and later by volume. The Model Y certainly seems to be having a lot of momentum, with the vehicle recently topping Europe’s D-SUV segment in the first half of 2022.

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NIO ET5 said to be available in showrooms from early September

CN EV Post

The interior of the NIO ET5 will be officially available to consumers in early September, and orders are expected to start being locked in by then, local media said. The post NIO ET5 said to be available in showrooms from early September appeared first on CnEVPost.

Tesla looks to ensure local suppliers’ production amid China’s power cuts

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Tesla’s Gigafactory Shanghai currently gets a lot of its supply from local companies, but amidst China’s power cuts in Sichuan province, some suppliers are at risk of having their lights turned off.

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VW: If we had fuel standards today, we could bring in electric cars tomorrow

The Driven EV News

VW Australia boss says fuel emissions standards will unlock the supply of EVs in Australia - almost immediately. The post VW: If we had fuel standards today, we could bring in electric cars tomorrow appeared first on The Driven. EV News Policy

NIO releases first major software update for ET7 after delivery

CN EV Post

The NIO ET7 will receive the NIO OS Banyan 1.1.0 CN software update, bringing more than 60 feature additions and optimizations. The post NIO releases first major software update for ET7 after delivery appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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Acura unveils Acura Precision EV concept, brand’s first EV SUV coming in 2024

Electrek

Acura is releasing its first EV SUV, the Acura Precision EV Concept. The EV SUV debuted at the Monterey Car Week today, and Acura confirms it will be arriving in 2024. more…. The post Acura unveils Acura Precision EV concept, brand’s first EV SUV coming in 2024 appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla plans to defend itself against California DMV false advertising claims.

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Tesla plans to defend itself against California’s Department of Motor Vehicle’s claims of misleading customers about its Autopilot feature. According to a Reuters report , the company asked for a hearing to present its defense.

Far-off-futuristic Lincoln Model L100 Concept EV is racy-looking but detached from driving

Green Car Reports

Ford’s Lincoln luxury brand has not been particularly known for radical automotive designs.

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Elon Musk raises awareness of Twitter’s lack of transparency on ad audits

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In a response to a recent tweet, Elon Musk highlighted Twitter’s avoidance of sharing how it verifies ads on the platform. Who does the audits? Where are the audits?

Tesla manages to cut delivery times in China after upgrading Gigafactory Shanghai

Electrek

Tesla has managed to cut Model 3 and Model Y delivery times in China, an important market for the automaker, after upgrading Gigafactory Shanghai to add more production capacity. more….

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Rambler Canada’s billion-pound copper mine about to show its metal

Innovation News Network

Rambler’s high-grade copper-gold mine is poised for take-off, both operationally and through its expansion and exploration potential. The post Rambler Canada’s billion-pound copper mine about to show its metal appeared first on Innovation News Network.

VW will only sell EVs in Norway as of 2024 – but it has to, like everyone else

Electrek

Volkswagen says it will only sell EVs in Norway as soon as 2024, which is ahead of regulations forcing the German automaker to do so. But this is likely something that is happening naturally in the market and every automaker is going to have to follow. more….

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Tesla Semi order page removes reservation option & lists tri-motor variant

Teslarati

Tesla recently updated the order page of the Semi. It seems like Tesla has temporarily removed the reservation option on the page. Plus, the company no longer lists a quad-motor variant but mentions a tri-motor Semi instead.

A former West Virginia coal ash landfill is going to be replaced by a solar farm

Electrek

Electric utility FirstEnergy Corp., which serves most of northern West Virginia, is going to repurpose a former coal ash landfill for a utility-scale solar farm. more…. The post A former West Virginia coal ash landfill is going to be replaced by a solar farm appeared first on Electrek.

NIO opens new service center in Shanghai, largest one in China

CN EV Post

The service center has an overall area of more than 12,000 square meters, with up to 70 service bays and 129 standard parking spaces. The post NIO opens new service center in Shanghai, largest one in China appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

First ride: We tested Bosch’s ABS for electric bikes to see if it really works

Electrek

Anti-lock braking systems (ABS) have been standard on cars for decades, and motorcycles have also long enjoyed the added safety of the technology, but bicycles have been the last major ABS holdout. Now Bosch wants to change that with its electric bike ABS that it showed off at Eurobike 2022.

Hyundai’s popular Ioniq 5 wins yet another car of the year award

The Driven EV News

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 has won yet another award, for its combination of performance, range, charging speeds and price. The post Hyundai’s popular Ioniq 5 wins yet another car of the year award appeared first on The Driven. Electric Cars EV News Hyundai ioniq 5

Tesla Semi reservations closed, new details released ahead of launch

Electrek

Tesla has stopped taking reservations for the upcoming Tesla Semi, which is slated to release later this year. In addition, it has updated its site with new specs, pictures, and video of the electric semi truck. more….

EV tax credit eligibility, Dodge electric muscle car, Tesla Supercharging win, Acura EV concept: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Dodge goes loud-and-proud with its electric muscle car. Tesla tops a study of the charging experience. Acura shows how its design draws out in EVs. Evidence mounts for BMW shifting its battery strategy. And we distill the list of eligible vehicles for the EV tax credit down to a very few.

Geely Auto report first half 2022 results, pure EV sales surge 520%

Electrek

Chinese automaker Geely Auto released strong first-half 2022 results today, showing a massive surge in EV sales. The automaker continues growing its electric segment, with pure electric vehicle sales surging 520% from 2021. more….

Tesla owner implants a chip to unlock his car and more

Teslarati

Brandon Dalaly, a Tesla owner, has a unique way of unlocking his car: with his hand. Or rather, with the specially made chip that was implanted in his hand eleven days ago. I spoke with him about his new implant and he told me that this was actually his second one. .

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