Wed.Jul 06, 2022

MAHLE says it has developed the most durable electric motor; new cooling concept

Green Car Congress

The automotive supplier MAHLE has developed what it says is the most durable electric motor available: the superior continuous torque (SCT) E-motor. The traction motor can run indefinitely with high performance due to its new cooling concept.

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China's GAC reveals "super iron" LFP battery with 20% boost in energy density by volume

Green Car Reports

While other companies look to experimental solid-state batteries to boost energy density, Chinese automaker GAC is finding ways to improve existing lithium iron phosphate (LFP) chemistry.

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Mazda adding new 3.3l 48V MHEV diesel to CX-60 line-up next year

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In Europe, Mazda announced that it will add an all-new e-Skyactiv D diesel engine to the Mazda CX-60 line-up in 2023, joining the PHEV CX-60, which is available to order now.

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Toyota EV tax credit sunset, Fisker Ocean One, “super iron” battery, Jaguar EVs: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Jaguar plans to shift its EVs upmarket. It’s time to put money down if you want to be one of the first with a Fisker Ocean. Could a boost to the LFP chemistry heighten its popularity? And if you want to take full advantage of the EV tax credit on Toyota and Lexus plug-in models, make plans now.

Renault Group inaugurates new production line for electric motors at Cléon plant

Green Car Congress

The Renault Group inaugurated the new “ePT-160kW” electric motor production line at its plant in Cléon. Renault Group has invested €620 million since 2018 at the Cléon site to industrialize the group’s motors for 100% electric and hybrid vehicles.

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Report: Jaguar shift upmarket will start with trio of electric crossovers

Green Car Reports

Jaguar will revamp its lineup with a trio of electric crossovers scheduled to launch in 2025, according to a new Autocar report.

Electric propulsion company Evolito acquires aerospace battery company Electroflight; full powertrain solutions capability

Green Car Congress

Evolito, a privately-owned company designing and manufacturing electric motors and controllers for aerospace applications, has acquired the business and assets of aerospace battery solutions company '. Evolito was spun-out last year from YASA; YASA is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Mercedes-Benz.

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Compass Minerals signs non-binding agreement to supply LG Energy Solution with battery-grade lithium product starting in 2025

Green Car Congress

LG Energy Solution (LGES) signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Compass Minerals ( earlier post ), a provider of essential minerals. Under the terms of the MoU, Compass Minerals would supply LGES with with a battery-grade lithium product from its lithium brine development project at its Ogden, Utah, solar evaporation facility.

Tesla defies industry trends and sees increases in brand loyalty

Teslarati

Despite the shortages of computer chips and other logistical issues that have compelled other automakers to reduce output dramatically, Tesla defied industry trends and showed a 4% rise in brand loyalty.

Battery-grade lithium hydroxide produced in a 4-phase test program based on ore from Keliber’s largest deposit

Green Car Congress

Finland-based lithium producer Keliber has completed a four-phase pilot-scale test program and verified the behavior of the ore from the company's largest deposit, Rapasaari, at all stages of the production process. A similar pilot-scale test program has previously been carried out using ore from Syväjärvi, the mine where quarrying will start first.

Tesla owners unite in Austria for epic Black Mountain meetup

Teslarati

Tesla owners from eight countries took electric vehicles to new heights as they drove to the top of the highest mountain in Austria. The Großglockner or ‘black mountain’ towers 3,798 meters above the surrounding mountains.

Volvo Group Venture Capital invests in Optibus, a software company for efficient sustainable bus operations

Green Car Congress

Volvo Group Venture Capital has invested in Optibus , a cloud-native, end-to-end software platform for public transportation planning and operations, to advance bus electrification and the digitalization of the public transportation industry. Using optimization algorithms, artificial intelligence, and cloud computing, Optibus develops and provides an all-in-one software platform for digitalizing and optimizing the work processes involved in public transportation planning and management.

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NIO may build dedicated swap stations for other brands in the future, president says

CN EV Post

When demand is high enough, NIO could consider building dedicated battery swap stations for other brands, which could significantly reduce costs, according to Qin Lihong. The post NIO may build dedicated swap stations for other brands in the future, president says appeared first on CnEVPost.

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Tesla is still the world’s largest electric car producer despite what you are hearing

Electrek

“Tesla is no longer the world’s largest electric car producer” is the take that the media is parroting this week, but it stems from adding plug-in hybrids into the mix, while everyone agrees that all-electric vehicles are the future of the industry. more….

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Shenzhen to become first Chinese city to allow L3 autonomous driving for regular vehicles

CN EV Post

The regulations will take effect on August 1, marking a breakthrough in autonomous driving legislation in China. The post Shenzhen to become first Chinese city to allow L3 autonomous driving for regular vehicles appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

West Coast EV charging network EVCS raises $68.8M to expand fast charger footprint

Electrek

EVCS – a West Coast-based EV charging network – has raised $68.8 million in funding to help expand its presence to over thirty-five new cities in California, Oregon, and Washington. In addition to increasing fast charger density in its current footprint, EVCS looks to double its network size by 2023.

SAIC sets up solid-state battery lab with QingTao to develop batteries with range of over 1,000 km

CN EV Post

Solid-state batteries with a range of more than 1,000 kilometers, developed by the two companies, will be the first to be installed in a new SAIC-owned model next year.

No more trickle charge: Bowen wants EV chargers in Parliament House

The Driven EV News

Climate and Energy minister Chris Bowen will push for electric vehicle chargers to be installed in Parliament House in Canberra, so that he and the growing number of EV driving… The post No more trickle charge: Bowen wants EV chargers in Parliament House appeared first on The Driven.

China issues measures to expand auto consumption, hints at extension of NEV purchase tax exemption

CN EV Post

The first of the measures, developed by 17 government departments, is to support the purchase and use of NEVs. The post China issues measures to expand auto consumption, hints at extension of NEV purchase tax exemption appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

What does sustainable lithium mining look like?

Electrek

Lithium is a vital component of EV batteries, and Winnipeg, Canada-headquartered Snow Lake Lithium says it’s committed to operating a fully renewable and sustainable lithium mine. What does that mean? more…. The post What does sustainable lithium mining look like? appeared first on Electrek.

China's NEV ownership exceeds 10 million units

CN EV Post

Of these, 8.1 million are pure electric vehicles, accounting for 80.93 percent of the total number of NEVs. The post China's NEV ownership exceeds 10 million units appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. Industry China NEV Market

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SpaceX closing in on South Korean Moon launch

Teslarati

After years of development and delays, South Korea has completed its first deep space spacecraft and sent it on its way to the United States.

Chinese EV trio's stocks fall in Hong Kong as overall market declines

CN EV Post

In the meantime, stocks in the NEV industry chain in China's A-share market soared, with Gotion High-tech up 7.26 percent and CATL up 4.86 percent. The post Chinese EV trio's stocks fall in Hong Kong as overall market declines appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

Tesla still leads battery EV market by a mile

Teslarati

Tesla is still the leading automaker in the battery electric vehicle market. General Motors and Volkswagen have set their eyes on taking Tesla’s crown, but the Elon Musk-led company isn’t letting up, so it won’t be easy.

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Tesla sells 78,000 China-made vehicles in June, preliminary CPCA data show

CN EV Post

This represents an increase of about 135 percent over the 33,155 units sold in the same month last year and a 143 percent increase over the 32,165 units sold in May. The post Tesla sells 78,000 China-made vehicles in June, preliminary CPCA data show appeared first on CnEVPost.

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The new European-made Äike T may just be the best designed electric scooter in the world

Electrek

I recently had the chance to see and test the new Äike T in its native European capital of Tallin, Estonia.

Trio of Ferrari LaFerrari prototypes heads to auction

Baua Electric

Mecum will place under the hammer not one, not two, but three prototypes for the Ferrari LaFerrari at its auction coinciding with August’s 2022 Monterey Car Week. Prototypes are typically. Read more.

Rivian announces production ramp to 4,401 electric vehicles last quarter

Electrek

Rivian announced that it produced 4,401 electric vehicles during the last quarter – a significant ramp-up as supply chain issues are subsiding according to CEO RJ Scaringe. more…. The post Rivian announces production ramp to 4,401 electric vehicles last quarter appeared first on Electrek.

EV maker VinFast partners with ProLogium on solid-state EV batteries

Baua Electric

Vietnamese automaker VinFast, which expects to launch two electric vehicles in the U.S. market this year, is partnering with Taiwanese battery startup ProLogium Technology on solid-state EV batteries for delivery. Read more.

NIO Power Day 2022: New 500 kW fast chargers coming to China and the EU this year

Electrek

During NIO’s second annual Power Day event, the Chinese EV automaker spoke of its future of charging and battery technology, unveiling new 500 kW ultra-fast-charging piles in addition to a peek at its third-generation battery swap station. Here’s a quick recap of NIO Power Day 2022. more….

The Boring Company’s Las Vegas Loop Tesla fleet may use FSD later this year

Teslarati

For all intents and purposes, The Boring Company’s Las Vegas tunnels are perfect for Tesla’s Full Self-Driving suite. They’re confined enough, the traffic is controlled just right, and the tunnels have clear lane lines.

VinFast is investing tens of millions in solid-state battery manufacturer ProLogium

Electrek

Vietnamese EV automaker VinFast is continuing its lightning-fast growth and expansion by announcing a long-term, strategic partnership with solid-state battery manufacturer ProLogium.

Upcoming car, SUV price announcements and unveilings in July 2022

Baua Electric

Prices for the Citreon C3, Volvo XC40 Recharge and Audi A8 L will be announced this month. The coming weeks will see several new launches across segments and price ranges. Read more. The post Upcoming car, SUV price announcements and unveilings in July 2022 appeared first on Bauaelectric Auto News.

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Saleen launches shady financing effort and teases modified Tesla vehicles again

Electrek

Saleen Automotive has launched a new shady financing effort to bring the company back from the dead, and the legendary car tuner is dangling modified Tesla vehicles in the process again. more….

VW, Skoda ending output at Russian plant, union says

Baua Electric

MOSCOW – Volkswagen Group will stop output in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, where VW and Skoda cars were being assembled under contract with GAZ Group, a trade union said, citing the. Read more. The post VW, Skoda ending output at Russian plant, union says appeared first on Bauaelectric Auto News.

RYOBI’s 54-inch 115Ah riding mower cuts 3.5 acres per charge at $5,199, more in New Green Deals

Electrek

If you have a larger yard, then it’s likely you have a riding mower. Well, if that mower is gas-powered, it’s time to make a change. RYOBI’s 54-inch riding mower doesn’t use gas or oil in order to cut 3.5 acres of yard on a single charge.

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2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N spy shots and video: Rise of the electric hot hatch

Baua Electric

The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 electric vehicle, which mixes hatchback and crossover cues, only reached dealerships at the start of the year yet Hyundai is already close to launching a. Read more.

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