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Arrival Van achieves EU certification, receives whole vehicle type approval

Green Car Congress

Arrival recently announced that the Arrival Van has achieved EU certification and received European Whole Vehicle Type Approval (EUWVTA).

Ducati unveils specs on its racing electric motorcycle, CEO calls it ‘historic moment’

Electrek

Ducati appears to have made quick progress on its electric motorcycle development, especially considering that the program was first unveiled last October. more…. The post Ducati unveils specs on its racing electric motorcycle, CEO calls it ‘historic moment’ appeared first on Electrek.

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End of production for BMW i3; 250,000 units over 8 and a half years

Green Car Congress

The serial production of the BMW i3 has ended , some eight and a half years after it was launched. The BMW i3 (combined power consumption: 16.3 - 15.3 kWh/100 km according to WLTP, 13.1 - 14.0

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Opinion: EVs will be supply constrained until ICE cars die out

Electrek

Question: When does an internal-combustion-engined car become valueless ? Answer: When the cost of buying or leasing an electric vehicle along with paying for maintenance and miles becomes less expensive than using a free gas car.

GM expands EV first responder training efforts in US and Canada

Green Car Congress

GM is expanding its efforts to educate public safety, fire and emergency service providers throughout the United States and Canada as EV sales grow.

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2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 aces crash-tests, makes IIHS Top Safety Pick+ honor roll

Green Car Reports

The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 electric received a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)—the organization's highest safety award.

BMW to introduce high-security vehicle based on new electric i7

Green Car Congress

At the recent G7 summit in Upper Bavaria, the BMW Group provided a shuttle service, initiated by the German government.

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Supreme Court curbs EPA authority to regulate CO2 from power plants

Green Car Congress

The Supreme Court of the US (SCOTUS) has ruled in West Virginia v. EPA that the EPA lacks the authority to set emission standards for power plants so strict as to force a shift of power generation from fossil fuels.

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What the EPA ruling means for the carbon footprint of your electric car

Green Car Reports

Electric cars are only as clean as the grid they plug into, and the emissions from using your EV will keep dropping over the years you use it because the grid keeps getting cleaner.

MAN Truck & Bus establishing large-scale production of batteries for electric trucks and buses at Nuremberg site

Green Car Congress

Beginning in 2025, MAN Truck & Bus will manufacture high-voltage batteries for electric trucks and buses in large-scale production at its Nuremberg site. To this end, the company will invest around €100 million over the next five years at its production site for combustion engines.

The Stealth Patrol – EVs for Police

EV Club of CT

Post by Barry Kresch Top photo courtesy of the Boulder County Sheriff’s Department Police Look to EVs for Fuel Savings and Performance The public safety world is on a roll when it comes to electrification. Read more.

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Ford executes binding offtake agreement with Liontown for up to 150 ktpa of spodumene concentrate

Green Car Congress

Ford has executed a definitive binding full-form offtake agreement with Australia-based Liontown Resources for the supply of up to 150,000 dry metric tonnes (DMT) per annum of spodumene concentrate—a source of lithium essential in key EV battery chemistries.

The Boring Company connects its newest Loop to Las Vegas Resorts World complex [Photos]

Teslarati

On June 30, Resorts World Las Vegas unveiled its underground station, connecting it to The Boring Company’s (TBC) Las Vegas Convention Center Loop (LVCC). Hours for the Resorts World station will vary depending on the events scheduled at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

BNEF: cost of new renewables rises as inflation starts to bite

Green Car Congress

The cost of new-build onshore wind has risen 7% year on year, and fixed-axis solar has jumped 14%, according to the latest analysis by research company BloombergNEF (BNEF). The global benchmark levelized cost of electricity, or LCOE, has retreated to where it was in 2019. Cost rises are linked to increases in the cost of materials, freight, fuel and labor.

“Lithium tax” gets approved in California amid critics’ opposition

Teslarati

A plan to tax lithium, which is widely used in the production of electric vehicle batteries, has been approved in California as part of the state’s efforts to generate revenue for environmental remediation projects.

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US DOE will fund applied research and development to accelerate decarbonization of US industry

Green Car Congress

The US Department of Energy (DOE) intends to issue a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) that will support DOE’s efforts to decarbonize the US industrial sector and move the US toward net-zero carbon emissions. The industrial sector currently accounts for one-third of domestic, energy-related carbon dioxide emissions. DOE’s new FOA will support the advancement of a range of decarbonization technologies.

Tesla Megapack-powered prefab Superchargers sighted near Pepsi facility

Teslarati

Prefabricated Tesla Superchargers were spotted near a PepsiCo Beverages facility in Indio, California. The prefabricated Superchargers were loaded on trailers that held Megapack batteries and a rather impressive number of charging stalls. .

Toyota just started its BEV program, but it wasted all its tax credits on hybrids

Electrek

Toyota has sold its 200,000th plug-in car in the US, meaning its access to the $7,500 federal tax credit will sunset over the course of the next 15 months. The company joins Tesla and GM in no longer qualifying for credits, with Ford and Nissan also expected to hit the limit later this year. more….

GM is “ramping” Hummer EV production by building 12 units a day

Teslarati

GM is currently producing 12 GMC Hummer EVs a day. This may seem like a very small number compared to the output of companies like Tesla, but it’s a step for the veteran automaker and its gargantuan all-electric pickup truck.

Texas-based Volcon launches 80 MPH ‘Stag’ electric UTV with 100+ miles of range

Electrek

The Round Rock, Texas-based electric powersports company Volcon may be a relative newcomer to the industry, but the American manufacturer has already made a splash with its popular Grunt off-road electric motorcycle.

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Texas-made Tesla Model Y with 4680 battery charges 0-97% in under 1 hour

Teslarati

A Texas-made Tesla Model Y with 4680 battery cells has been able to complete a charging session from 0% to 97% in 52 minutes. Tesla advocate Ryan Levenson of The Kilowatts , who maintains several electric vehicles that he rents out on Turo, recently took delivery of a Texas-made Dual Motor Model Y.

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The Boring Company’s Las Vegas Loop with Tesla vehicles connects to its first resort

Electrek

The Boring Company’s Las Vegas Loop with Tesla vehicles traveling in tunnels, the first commercial application of its transportation system, has now connected to its first resort on the strip. This marks the beginning of the city-wide loop. more….

39 Teslas allegedly acquired by Las Vegas resident involved in crypto scam case

Teslarati

A 50-year-old Las Vegas resident was charged with operating a cryptocurrency scam that netted him $45 million and 39 brand-new Teslas, among other things.

Rhode Island sets fastest timeline of any US state to reach 100% renewable electricity [update]

Electrek

Rhode Island has passed a law requiring all of the state’s electricity to be offset by renewable energy by 2033 – the fastest timeline of any state in the US. more…. The post Rhode Island sets fastest timeline of any US state to reach 100% renewable electricity [update] appeared first on Electrek.

Ducati introduces stunning electric race bike for MotoE racing

Teslarati

In a recent YouTube video, Ducati outlined its progress on a new electric race bike which will be supplied to the MotoE racing series.

Tesla offers free Supercharging to encourage off-peak charging during travels for holidays

Electrek

Tesla is offering free Supercharging during off-peak hours at select locations during the 4th of July weekend to help with traffic during busy travel days. more…. The post Tesla offers free Supercharging to encourage off-peak charging during travels for holidays appeared first on Electrek.

Rivian adds Pet Comfort mode in newest OTA update

Teslarati

Due to popular demand, Rivian has rolled out its dedicated Pet Comfort feature. With the function in place, drivers of the R1T and R1S would be able to leave their pets in their vehicles without any fear of the cabin getting too hot or uncomfortable.

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Tesla files to expand Gigafactory Texas with giant new building

Electrek

Tesla has filed with the city of Austin to expand Gigafactory Texas with a giant new 500,000-square-foot building at the site. more…. The post Tesla files to expand Gigafactory Texas with giant new building appeared first on Electrek.

Lawsuit to halt Elon Musk’s Twitter acquisition deal gets dismissed

Teslarati

Back in May, the Orlando Police Pension Fund, which holds Twitter shares, filed a lawsuit in an attempt to stop Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s efforts to acquire the social media company. This lawsuit was dismissed Friday, removing yet another hurdle to Musk and his potential Twitter buyout.

GM bars dealers from reporting sales before delivery

Baua Electric

GM on Friday said it would hold about 95,000 vehicles awaiting parts until they are completed. The automaker expects the vehicles to be delivered to dealers by the end of. Read more. The post GM bars dealers from reporting sales before delivery appeared first on Bauaelectric Auto News.

Audi predicts headwinds from chip shortage to last through 2023

Teslarati

Audi dealers have noted that the inventory problems they have been experiencing may not end until next year. These challenges remain as the German automaker struggles to procure enough microchips to keep its vehicle production going, according to an executive.

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GM Q2 volume slips; Hyundai, Kia sales off 4th straight month on low inventory

Baua Electric

Record-low stockpiles continue to be a drag on the market. What new cars and light trucks are on the ground or allocated in the next several months are largely already. Read more.

Podcast: Cadillac Lyriq test drive, Tesla Plaid speed record, Giga Texas ramp, more

Electrek

This week on the Electrek Podcast , we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy. This week, we discuss our Cadillac Lyriq test drive, a Tesla Model S Plaid achieving a new top speed record, Giga Texas ramping up, and more. more….

Hyundai, Kia sales slip 4th straight month on low inventory

Baua Electric

Record-low stockpiles continue to be a drag on the market. What new cars and light trucks are on the ground or allocated in the next several months are largely already. Read more. The post Hyundai, Kia sales slip 4th straight month on low inventory appeared first on Bauaelectric Auto News.

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BLACK+DECKER 40V electric string trimmer/edger and blower now $110, more in New Green Deals

Electrek

It’s time to consider what tools are still in your garage that are powered by gas and oil. While you might already have replaced your mower or other larger tools, like chainsaws or hedge trimmers, is your string trimmer and blower still gas-powered?

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WirelessCar aims to speed development of connected-vehicle features

Baua Electric

Another new WirelessCar Android Auto OS application, developed for larger businesses, gathers trip information for fleets, such as rental car companies, enabling them to monitor the usage and availability of. Read more.

NIO delivers record 12,961 vehicles in June as supply chain fully recovers

CN EV Post

NIO delivered 25,059 vehicles in the second quarter, above the upper end of its previous guidance range of 23,000-25,000 vehicles. The post NIO delivers record 12,961 vehicles in June as supply chain fully recovers appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. NIO Deliveries