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Cuberg achieves near doubling of Li-metal cell cycle life; improved energy and power

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Through continued development of its next-generation lithium-metal cell technology, Cuberg has achieved a near-doubling of cycle life of its cells alongside improvement in energy and power.

GM claims it has secured all battery raw material for 1 million EVs annually by 2025

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General Motors says it has "contractually secured" all battery raw materials to meet its goal of establishing annual North American production capacity for 1 million EVs by 2025.

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MINI presents Concept Aceman electric crossover

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MINI presented the MINI Concept Aceman, an initial preview of its future model generation’s new design. The production version of the Aceman will slot in below the MINI Countryman and above the MINI Cooper in the lineup.

Faraday Future says it needs more funding to put FF91 into production

Green Car Reports

Faraday Future is pushing back the production launch of its FF91 electric SUV somewhat, to the "third or fourth quarter of 2022," and claiming it needs more cash, the company stated Monday in a filing.

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EIA: US uranium concentrate production in 2021 remained near all-time lows; 95% imported

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By most measures, production of uranium concentrate (U 3 O 8 ) remained at or near all-time lows in the United States during 2021, at 21,000 pounds—less than 1% of the post-2000 production high of 4.9 million pounds U 3 O 8 in 2014, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Siemens’ new home EV charger adapter ends need for electrical panel upgrades

Electrek

Siemens and Philadelphia-based ConnectDER have partnered to debut a groundbreaking simple home EV charger connector. Previously, homeowners who wanted to install EV chargers might have had to spend thousands of dollars to modify their home’s electrical panel.

Volkswagen starts US assembly of ID.4 in Chattanooga

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Volkswagen of America (VWoA) has started of production of its all-electric ID.4 compact SUV in Chattanooga, Tenn., the company’s first electric vehicle assembled in the United States. The ID.4

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Daimler Truck starts series production of the Mercedes-Benz eEconic for inner-city municipal applications

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Daimler Truck’s Mercedes-Benz eEconic for municipal use is going into series production at the Wörth site in the southern Rhineland-Palatinate.

XPeng cuts vehicle prices as production capacity rises, report says

CN EV Post

As XPeng's production capacity has increased significantly, orders have not grown as quickly in tandem, putting pressure on sales for the company, according to local media. The post XPeng cuts vehicle prices as production capacity rises, report says appeared first on CnEVPost.

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Morgan Olson, EAVX and REE Automotive begin hosting live demos and customer evaluations of Proxima electric walk-in step van

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EAVX, Morgan Olson and REE Automotive began hosting the first live demonstrations and customer evaluations of Proxima Powered by REE, the newly announced fully drive-by-wire walk-in electric step van.

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BYD Seal to be officially launched on July 29

CN EV Post

The BYD Seal went on pre-sale in China on May 20 with a starting price of RMB 212,800 ($31,860) and received 22,637 orders in seven hours. The post BYD Seal to be officially launched on July 29 appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. BYD BYD Seal Product Launch

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Tsinghua researchers conclude surging lithium price will not impede EV boom

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Although the current 10-fold price spike of lithium is giving the electric vehicle market a sharp short-term shock, a study by a team from Tsinghua University indicates that it will not hinder transportation electrification in the long run. Despite tight supply and high-point price fluctuation of lithium, the electric vehicle market is expected to maintain steady growth for the next few years.

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GM’s Cruise robotaxi business has lost almost $5 billion since 2018

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General Motors’ robotaxi unit, Cruise, is burning cash — quite a lot of it. As indicated by GM in its quarterly earnings report, the company lost $500 million on Cruise during the second quarter. That’s about $5 million a day.

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ExxonMobil makes two more discoveries offshore Guyana

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ExxonMobil has made two new discoveries offshore Guyana to the southeast of the Liza and Payara developments in the Stabroek block. The discoveries at Seabob and Kiru-Kiru are the sixth and seventh in Guyana this year, with the total number of discoveries in Guyana at more than 25. Earlier post.). The Seabob-1 well encountered approximately 131 feet (40 meters) of high-quality hydrocarbon-bearing sandstone and was drilled in 4,660 feet (1,421 meters) of water by the Stena Carron drill ship.

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Tesla Giga Berlin is aiming for 3k Model Y per week starting October: report

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Tesla definitely seems to be coming back with a vengeance for the second half of 2022.

Neste to acquire Walco Foods to strengthen its renewable raw material sourcing

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Neste, the world’s leading producer of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel produced from waste and residue raw materials, has agreed to acquire 100% of Walco Foods, an Irish trader of animal fats. The transaction is subject to the fulfillment of customary closing conditions and regulatory approval. This is another important step for Neste in the execution of our growth strategy.

GM and LG to build 3 US EV battery factories with a $2.5B DOE loan

Electrek

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced a conditional loan of $2.5 billion for Ultium Cells, a joint venture of General Motors (GM) and battery manufacturer LG Energy Solution, to help finance EV lithium-ion battery cell factories in three states.

Stora Enso and Northvolt partner to develop anode material from wood

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Stora Enso and Northvolt have entered into a Joint Development Agreement to create a sustainable battery featuring anode produced using lignin-based hard carbon produced from Nordic forest wood. The aim is to develop the world’s first industrialized battery featuring anode sourced entirely from European raw materials, lowering both the carbon footprint and the cost.

Major bus-makers eye electric bus manufacturing plant in Sydney

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Trio of Australia's busmakers explore development of battery electric bus manufacturing facility in Western Sydney. The post Major bus-makers eye electric bus manufacturing plant in Sydney appeared first on The Driven. Electric Transport EV News battery manufacture Electric Buses

Tesla cuts ties with Connecticut town that rejected potential showroom

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Tesla is cutting ties with South Windsor, Connecticut, after the town’s Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously rejected the automaker’s proposal to open a showroom in the town.

Quarter chicken, free chips and EV charging: Red Rooster partners with Evie Networks

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Red Rooster partners with Evie Networks to roll out EV charging at its stores across the country, and offers free chips to EV drivers. The post Quarter chicken, free chips and EV charging: Red Rooster partners with Evie Networks appeared first on The Driven. Charging EV News

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Tesla has a new product called ‘Virtual Machine Mode’ coming to its ‘Big Battery’

Electrek

Tesla has a new product called “Virtual Machine Mode,” and it is being deployed at its energy storage project in South Australia, nicknamed “Tesla Big Battery,” in partnership with France’s Neoen. more….

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BMW i3 electric sedan catches fire on test drive in central China

CN EV Post

The BMW i3, an all-electric version of the classic BMW 3 Series, was officially launched in China on March 31 to target the market where the Tesla Model 3 is located. The post BMW i3 electric sedan catches fire on test drive in central China appeared first on CnEVPost.

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Mini Aceman electric concept, GM EV supply chain, Faraday Future funding: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Mini teases its electric design future. GM emphasizes that it’s truly ready to scale up EV production. And Faraday Future is up against a new challenge. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Faraday Future’s trajectory has been one, as it points out, of perseverance.

Mercedes EQB first drive: $55K small 3rd row SUV doesn’t have to go fast or far to impress

Electrek

The most accessible and likely most popular Mercedes EV , the EQB , is soon going to be hitting dealerships in the US, joining Europe and Canada. And it might seem a little lot familiar if you’ve experienced the Mercedes GLB ICE vehicle, yet far improved because of the electric powertrain.

Tesla’s range prediction updates get extremely detailed in 2022.20.7

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Tesla’s range prediction for its all-electric vehicles is getting a lot more detailed with update 2022.20.7. . With the update, Tesla is going into extreme detail to make its range prediction as accurate as possible.

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Neta to officially launch flagship sedan Neta S on July 31

CN EV Post

Neta began pre-sales of the Neta S on June 6, with a limited-edition pre-sale price of RMB 338,800 ($50,380). The post Neta to officially launch flagship sedan Neta S on July 31 appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. Neta Neta S Product Launch

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Tesla Giga Shanghai output expected to reach ~3,000 vehicles per day after factory upgrades

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When Tesla finishes Giga Shanghai’s upgrades, the factory will have the capacity to produce around 3,000 vehicles per day. Giga Shanghai is also expected to introduce a third shift of workers to the factory.

NIO studies how to prevent false warnings to small-eyed drivers

CN EV Post

After complaints from XPeng owners brought this corner case to the forefront, NIO has also joined in the research on it. The post NIO studies how to prevent false warnings to small-eyed drivers appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. NIO Smart Driving

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Kia puts halo electric EV6 GT through local rough road paces

The Driven EV News

Highly anticipated Kia EV6 GT lands in Australia to be put through paces for final local tuning. The post Kia puts halo electric EV6 GT through local rough road paces appeared first on The Driven. EV News electric crossover ev6 EV6 GT Kia

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Ditch gas and oil with Greenworks’ 12-inch 24V electric string trimmer at $57 in New Green Deals

Electrek

Are you tired of lugging around an extension cord or dealing with gas when it comes time to trim the yard? Well, consider giving Greenworks’ 24V 12-inch cordless string trimmer a look while it’s on sale for $57 at Woot.

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Volkswagen starts assemblying of all-electric ID.4 in Chatanooga, Tennesse, US

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Volkswagen of America today marked the start of production of its all-electric ID.4 compact SUV in Chattanooga, Tenn., the company's first electric vehicle assembled in the United States. The ID.4

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Sono releases new pricing, bigger battery and more range for Sono solar EV

The Driven EV News

Sono Motors releases final pricing and specifications for production Sion solar electric car, and touts solar bus retrofit kit. The post Sono releases new pricing, bigger battery and more range for Sono solar EV appeared first on The Driven. Electric Cars EV News carbon emissions Sion sono motors

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Apple hires Lamborghini R&D veteran for Apple Car team

Electrek

Apple is pushing ahead with its efforts to expand the team working on Apple Car. A new report from Bloomberg today indicates that Apple has hired Luigi Taraborrelli, a 20-year veteran of the Italian car company Lamborghini.

Renforth Resources: Developing unexplored mining territories in Quebec

Innovation News Network

Renforth Resources is working to develop unexplored mining territories in Quebec to become a key driver in the battery metals supply chain and the green energy transition. Canadian mineral exploration specialist Renforth Resources is set to become Quebec’s newest battery metals discovery.

NASA tests Canoo Astronaut transport vehicles at KSC

Electrek

Back in April, NASA chose Canoo to build the electric vehicles that will bring astronauts to the launchpad for the Artemis program.

Wall Street Journal stands by Elon Musk affair report: “We are confident in our sourcing”

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The Wall Street Journal is standing by its allegations that Elon Musk had an affair with Google co-founder Sergey Brin’s former wife Nicole Shanahan. This was despite Musk’s efforts to debunk the story, as well as Shanahan’s lawyer describing the report as false and defamatory.