Tue.Aug 02, 2022

BMW adds i4 eDrive35 to i4 lineup

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BMW has added the new BMW i4 eDrive35 to the i4 range of EVs. The BMW i4 eDrive35 joins the BMW i4 eDrive40 and BMW i4 M50. US deliveries are expected to start in the first quarter of 2023 with a starting base price of $51,400 plus $995 destination and handling. BMW i4 eDrive40.

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Plug-in hybrid sales stumble in Europe: Do they have a better chance in the US?

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Plug-in hybrid sales are stumbling in Europe, once an important market, as demand for all-electric vehicles rises, according to a recent Automotive News Europe report. But plug-in hybrids seem to be faring better in the United States.

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Juniper Research: EV battery pack shipments to reach 30M units in 2027, up from 10M in 2022; led by commercial vehicles

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A new study from Juniper Research forecasts that the volume of electric vehicle battery pack shipments will reach 30 million in 2027 up from 10 million in 2022.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 EV officially ‘ruins’ weekend by winning Best Tow Car award

The Driven EV News

Hyundai goes out of way to show how Ioniq 5 EV can actually enhance both weekend-away and towing experiences. The post Hyundai Ioniq 5 EV officially ‘ruins’ weekend by winning Best Tow Car award appeared first on The Driven. EV News

FCA US LLC to pay ~$300M in criminal penalties over diesel emissions test cheating

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FCA US LLC (FCA US), formerly Chrysler Group LLC, was sentenced in federal court in Detroit and ordered to pay a fine of $96,145,784 and a forfeiture money judgment of $203,572,892. The court also imposed a three-year term of organizational probation. FCA US had reached an agreement on the terms of the settlement early in June.

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World’s first wind turbine with recyclable blades is up and spinning

Electrek

Siemens Gamesa’s first recyclable blades are spinning on a wind turbine at the Kaskasi offshore wind farm in Germany. It’s the first commercial installation of recyclable wind turbine technology. more….

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Second battery module line goes on stream in BMW plant Leipzig; supplying the i4

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BMW Group Plant Leipzig has brought its second battery module production line on stream. Further expanding e-component production in the German state of Saxony, the new system manufactures modules for the fully electric BMW i4, made in Munich.

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BloombergNEF reports 11% year-on-year rise in renewable energy financing in the first half of 2022, for a total of $226B

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Global investment in renewable energy totaled $226 billion in the first half of 2022, setting a new record for the first six months of a year, according to Renewable Energy Investment Tracker 2H 2022, a new report published by research firm BloombergNEF (BNEF).

Used Tesla Model 3 cars are selling for $91,000 in Australia

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In Australia, used Tesla Model 3 cars are selling for $A130,00 ($91,000). Delivery wait times are so long that some customers would rather pay a premium over new prices , Bloomberg reported.

Ascend Elements to invest up to $1B in Southwest Kentucky EV battery materials manufacturing facility; Hydro-to-Cathode

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Ascend Elements plans to invest $310 million in Phase 1—and up to $1 billion over several possible phases—to build a sustainable lithium-ion battery materials facility in Hopkinsville, Ky., with groundbreaking expected in Q4 2022.

Polestar leads EV sales in July, as market waits for Tesla invasion starting this week

The Driven EV News

Tesla delivered just four EVs in July, but will rapidly regain top spot from Polestar as the first of thousands of Model Ys are delivered to customers later this week. The post Polestar leads EV sales in July, as market waits for Tesla invasion starting this week appeared first on The Driven.

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American Battery Technology expands R&D center at the University of Nevada, Reno

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American Battery Technology Company (ABTC), a US-based critical battery materials company that is commercializing both its primary minerals manufacturing and secondary minerals lithium-ion battery recycling technologies ( earlier post ), is establishing new laboratories at its Research Development Center focused on domestically and sustainably sourced battery metals extraction and qualification processes.

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SEA Electric partners with EnergyAustralia to accelerate EV transition

The Driven EV News

SEA Electric inks partnership with EnergyAustralia to accelerate the electrification transition for the nation’s truck fleets. The post SEA Electric partners with EnergyAustralia to accelerate EV transition appeared first on The Driven. EV News electric trucks Energy Australia SEA Electric

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Nikola to acquire battery-pack company Romeo Power

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Nikola Corporation and Romeo Power have entered into a definitive agreement in which Nikola will acquire Romeo in an all-stock transaction. The proposed exchange ratio implies a consideration of $0.74 per Romeo share and represents an approximately 34% premium to Romeo’s 29 July 2022 closing share price and values 100% of Romeo’s equity at approximately $144 million.

One of the cheapest US-market EVs now starts $4,325 higher due to supply-chain woes

Green Car Reports

Most of the new electric vehicles arriving on the market aren’t cheap. But the two-door Mini Cooper SE is a rare exception, and one of the three cheapest electric vehicles.

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Nissan launches sustainable finance framework to fund electric vehicle and sustainable technologies

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Nissan Motor is launching a sustainable finance framework to help fund its next-generation electrified vehicles, batteries, environmental technologies, and new mobility services. Proceeds from the Nissan Sustainable Finance Framework will also be used to support projects in Nissan’s use of renewable energy, clean manufacturing systems, EV re-charging infrastructure, battery re-use, and autonomous-drive technologies.

GM offers Chevy Bolt EV owners $6,000 if they promise not to sue over battery fire recall fiasco

Electrek

General Motors has started offering Chevy Bolt EV owners a $6,000 refund as long as they promise not to sue over the battery fire recall fiasco of last year. more…. The post GM offers Chevy Bolt EV owners $6,000 if they promise not to sue over battery fire recall fiasco appeared first on Electrek.

Shell and Lufthansa Group sign non-binding MoU for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) supply; up to 594M gallons

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Representatives of Shell International Petroleum and Deutsche Lufthansa AG (Lufthansa Group) have signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for exploring the supply of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) by Shell to the Lufthansa Group for seven years at airports across the globe, starting in 2024. The parties contemplate negotiating towards reaching a definitive purchase agreement with the total volume supplied reaching up to 594 million gallons (1.8 million metric tonnes).

CATL holds 34.8% of global power battery market share in H1

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LG Energy Solution ranked second with a 14.4 percent share and BYD ranked third with an 11.8 percent share, according to SNE Research. The post CATL holds 34.8% of global power battery market share in H1 appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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bp to invest up to £50M in new global battery R&D center in Britain; Castrol EV fluids

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bp plans to invest up to £50 million (around $60 million) in a new electric vehicle (EV) battery testing center and analytical laboratory in the UK. bp has previously announced its intention to invest up to £18 billion (US$22 billion) in the UK’s energy system by the end of 2030; this additional new investment is a further example of bp’s commitment to the country.

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Australian lithium producer signs deal to boost Toyota EV battery capacity

The Driven EV News

Lithium company Ionieer inks deal with Toyota for EV batteries following similar Ford deal. The post Australian lithium producer signs deal to boost Toyota EV battery capacity appeared first on The Driven. Batteries Electric Cars EV News

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DOE launches Cadmium Telluride Accelerator Consortium; making CdTe solar cheaper and more efficient

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) launched the Cadmium Telluride Accelerator Consortium (CTAC) —a $20-million initiative designed to make cadmium telluride (CdTe) solar cells less expensive, more efficient and develop new markets for solar cell products. CdTe solar cells were first developed in the United States and are the second-most common photovoltaic technology in the world after silicon.

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BYD to expand electric car range into Europe following Japan entrance

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Chinese electric automaker BYD continues global expansion with Germany and Sweden now in its sights. The post BYD to expand electric car range into Europe following Japan entrance appeared first on The Driven. Electric Cars EV News BYD Europe

BMW i4 eDrive35 will cost $52,395 with smaller battery, range about 260 miles

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A new base model for the BMW i4 range is coming to the United States in the first quarter of 2023. When it does reach showrooms, the 2023 BMW i4 eDrive35 will start at $52,395 with destination, BMW confirmed Monday in a press release.

Tesla partners with national technical school to train next-gen of EV technicians

Electrek

Tesla and Lincoln Tech, a company with technical schools across the US, announced a new partnership to train next-generation of electric vehicle technicians. more…. The post Tesla partners with national technical school to train next-gen of EV technicians appeared first on Electrek.

Mini Cooper SE supply-chain issue, base BMW i4, plug-in hybrid ups and downs: Today’s Car News

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Plug-in hybrid sales sag in Europe as they keep popping in the U.S. BMW adds a base version of its i4 EV. And there’s no more base $30k electric Mini Cooper—for now. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

This crazy Tesla Supercharger in Germany has a swimming pool

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A Tesla Supercharger station in Hilden, Germany, has many interesting features: it has a full café with fresh baked bread and coffee, it is perfectly situated between Germany’s A3 and A46 motorways, it has 300kW capable charging, and it has a swimming pool.

Legacy automakers: Who is investing the most into EVs?

Electrek

The EV race is heating up. Electric car sales in the US reached a new record in the first quarter, and the momentum does not look to be slowing anytime soon. Traditional automakers are spending billions to catch up to EV leader Tesla. Which legacy automakers are spending the most on EVs? more….

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News: 2022 General Motors EV Live

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Free Consumer Electric Vehicle Education Program. One of the biggest challenges for consumers considering owning an all-electric vehicle is their fear of what they don’t know.

50 U.S. states submit EV infrastructure plans for Biden Administration’s $5B fund

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The U.S. Departments of Transportation and Energy (Joint Office) announced that all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico submitted EV infrastructure deployment plans for President Biden’s $5 billion fund.

Taiwanese energy company to supply batteries to Aptera and is rumored to produce the SEVs in Taiwan

Electrek

Nancy Pelosi isn’t the only American shaking things up in Taiwan this week. Aptera Cofounder and Co-CEO Chris Anthony is there with Taiwanese energy company Formosa AdvEnergy Technology Corp, on the heels of a new agreement to supply batteries to Aptera’s upcoming solar EVs.

Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan creates tension with Tesla battery supplier CATL

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Tesla battery supplier Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd (CATL) decided to delay its plans to build a battery factory in North America after Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan. Earlier this year, CATL started scouting sites across North America for its $5 billion cell plant.

Check out this massive Swiss ‘water battery’ that can power up to 900k homes

Electrek

The 900 megawatt (MW) Nant de France pumped storage power plant in Valais, Switzerland, came online in July after 14 years of challenging construction and testing. The gigantic “water battery” is capable of storing enough hydroelectric energy to power as many as 900,000 homes. more….

Elon Musk sets expectations for SpaceX’s first orbital Starship launches

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CEO Elon Musk says that SpaceX’s first successful orbital Starship launch will “probably [occur] between 1 and 12 months from now,” revealing a surprising amount about the near future of the next-generation rocket program in a short tweet.

Rivian (RIVN) is not happy to be left out of new EV tax credit

Electrek

Rivian (RIVN) commented on the new EV federal tax that is expected to be adopted, and the American automaker said that it is not happy to be left out of the new incentive. more…. The post Rivian (RIVN) is not happy to be left out of new EV tax credit appeared first on Electrek.

LG invites battery startups to join competition with $1M cash prize

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LG Energy Solution (LGES) recently announced its annual Battery Startup Challenge 2022. LG’s battery subsidiary invites battery startups to join the international competition, which offers up to $1 million in cash prizes. “By

Tesla enables paid charging at Destination Chargers, but there’s a catch

Electrek

Tesla is enabling paid charging at Destination Chargers, which have generally been free up to this point, but there’s a catch: You have to have at least six Wall Connectors to be able to set pricing at your Destination Charger location. more….

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