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Blue Bird working with Lightning eMotors to offer electric repower option for gasoline- and propane-powered school buses

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Blue Bird Corporation will offer a factory-certified electric repower program on select gasoline- and propane-powered Blue Bird school buses. The company is collaborating with Lightning eMotors to develop this repower electric vehicle (EV) powertrain system.

Lucid halves 2022 production estimate, citing continued supply-chain issues

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California’s Lucid Motors on Wednesday reported continued supply-chain and logistics challenges, as it reported just 679 deliveries of its Air electric sedan for the second quarter and ratcheted expectations way down for the remainder of the year.


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Chinese manufacturers to ramp up production of graphene nanotube dispersions for EV batteries

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Electric vehicle manufacturers are searching for a significant increase in energy density, an improvement of fast-charging capabilities, and a reduced cost for lithium-ion batteries.

Report: Wait lists and markups are keeping California EV incentives from those who need them

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High demand for certain new EV models has led to dealer markups which, in California at least, could be preventing customers from getting purchase incentives, according to a new report.

Udokan Copper to cut carbon intensity of copper production up to 75% by 2035

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Russia-based Udokan Copper , the developer of Russia’s largest new copper deposit, outlined scenarios to cut the carbon intensity of copper production up to 75% by 2035, bringing the company closer to its ultimate goal of climate neutrality in the long run.

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Hertz says Tesla fleet of rental EVs are 50 pct cheaper to maintain than fossil fuel cars

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Rental car giant says it’s making 50-60% savings on maintenance costs with its recently acquired Tesla fleet compared to fossil fuel cars. The post Hertz says Tesla fleet of rental EVs are 50 pct cheaper to maintain than fossil fuel cars appeared first on The Driven. EV News

GM to double the Super Cruise road network

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General Motors announced that Super Cruise, the hands-free driver assistance technology, will soon be expanded so that it works on even more roads, giving customers greater accessibility to hands-free driving.

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Newcastle study finds gender affects human-machine interaction in Level 3 automated vehicles

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Newcastle University research has shown that women respond more quickly and exhibit more stable takeover control than men in automated cars.

Tesla Model S Plaid comes with an optional 3.5k lb trailer hitch in Europe


Tesla seems to be making sure that the Model S Plaid is well worth the wait for its customers in Europe. Apart from providing a rather concrete delivery estimate for Model S Plaid orders, Tesla also listed an optional trailer hitch for the flagship all-electric sedan.

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SK On secures US$2B for battery business in Europe

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SK On has secured a total of US$2 billion as its investment resource for its European battery business with the aid of Euler Hermes, a trade credit insurance institution of Germany, Korea Trade Insurance Corporation, and the Export-Import Bank of Korea. The three agencies will finance SK On by providing credit guarantees and insurance as the company applies for loans in overseas commercial banks. SK On plans to use the secured resources to invest in Plant No.3

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Lucid cuts production goals by 50 percent once again


Lucid Group ( NASDAQ: LCID ) cut its 2022 production outlook to between 6,000 and 7,000 vehicles after citing “extraordinary supply chain and logistics challenges.” ” Lucid initially projected its 2022 production goal as 20,000 units last year.

Nexeon raises more than $200M to fund Si-based anode materials manufacturing

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Further to the announcement of its strategic partnership with and investment from SKC on 26 January 2022, Nexeon, a leading battery materials developer and manufacturer has completed the second close of its fundraise resulting in a total investment of US$170 million. Additionally, a further US$50 million of commercial investments is being made in Nexeon’s technologies as a consequence of the investment round.

Elon Musk will not build personal airport near Austin


Tesla CEO Elon Musk dismissed rumors that he would build a private airport in Austin, Texas, today, after reports circulated last week. Musk was rumored to be building an airport for personal use somewhere east of Austin, near the town of Bastrop.

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Sakuú opens new battery printing and engineering facility in Silicon Valley

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Sakuú , developer of the first 3D-printed solid-state battery ( earlier post ), has opened a multi-faceted engineering hub for its battery platform printing initiatives in Silicon Valley. This multi-million dollar buildout follows the recent opening of Sakuú’s battery pilot line facility currently producing batteries for clients and the company’s successful follow-on funding round of $62 million earlier in the year.

American-made VW ID.4 price, Lucid’s long ramp, California EV incentives: Today’s Car News

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Lucid lowers expectations for 2022. California EV incentives need some attention. And VW prices the American-made ID.4. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. The lowest-priced U.S.-built built version of the 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 will start at $38,790, VW revealed this morning.

American Airlines invests in hydrogen-electric engine developer ZeroAvia; MoU for up to 100 engines

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American Airlines announced an investment in ZeroAvia, a developer of hydrogen-electric aviation. Earlier post.) In addition to the investment, a memorandum of understanding provides American the opportunity to order up to 100 engines from ZeroAvia’s hydrogen-electric powertrain development program. The engines are intended to power regional jet aircraft with zero emissions.

LG battery manufacturing sites to run on 100% renewable energy by 2025


LG Energy Solution (LGES)—the company’s dedicated cell subsidiary—plans to use 100% renewable energy in all its battery manufacturing plants worldwide by 2025. The initiative is called RE100 or “Renewable Electricity 100%”.

Volvo Group starts process to establish plant for commercial vehicle battery production in Sweden

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To meet the growing demand for battery electric heavy-duty vehicles and machines, the Volvo Group has initiated the process to establish a large-scale production plant for battery cells in Sweden. An extensive site localization study indicates that the Skaraborg region in Sweden is an ideal location for the plant.

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2023 Volkswagen ID.4: US-made EV starts at $38,790 for 208-mile version

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Volkswagen has confirmed pricing for the U.S.-made made 2023 ID.4 electric SUV, which includes a smaller-battery base model. The lower starting price doesn't make it one of the EV market’s price leaders, but with today's higher prices, it’s competitive.

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Here’s how gas stations can be transformed into superfast EV charging stations


Are gas stations doomed in the long run, or is there an opportunity to reinvent them as a fast-charging destination stop for EV drivers? more…. The post Here’s how gas stations can be transformed into superfast EV charging stations appeared first on Electrek.

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How Sydney’s first electric buses overcame range anxiety

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Greg Balkin admits that when the first fully electric buses were rolled out onto Sydney routes, he didn't really know what to expect. The post How Sydney’s first electric buses overcame range anxiety appeared first on The Driven. Electric Transport EV News

Tesla (TSLA) is about to earn its ‘blue chip’ status and climb out of the ‘junk bond’ dumpster


Tesla (TSLA) is expected to be about to finally get rid of its “junk bond” rating and become a “blue chip” – something somewhat overdue for the sixth most valuable company in the world. more….

XPeng sues former P7 owner for defamation, seeks $118,560 in compensation

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XPeng says the former P7 owner, who has defamed the company hundreds of times on the Internet, has been asked to apologize and pay damages in a court ruling. The post XPeng sues former P7 owner for defamation, seeks $118,560 in compensation appeared first on CnEVPost.

US-built 2023 VW ID.4 starts lower at $37,495, under $30k after credits


The 2023 VW ID.4 is getting a new lower-priced configuration as VW’s Chattanooga, Tennessee, plant comes online to produce a smaller-battery, US-made model. more…. The post US-built 2023 VW ID.4 starts lower at $37,495, under $30k after credits appeared first on Electrek.

Tesla sells 30,000 China-made vehicles in July, CPCA estimate shows

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That's down 62 percent from June's record 78,906 units, as Tesla halted production at its Shanghai plant for about two weeks to upgrade its production lines. The post Tesla sells 30,000 China-made vehicles in July, CPCA estimate shows appeared first on CnEVPost.

Lucid (LCID) crashes as it slashes 2022 production guidance and burns through $800M


Electric automaker Lucid Group’s stock (LCID) is crashing this morning after the company slashed its 2022 production guidance and confirmed that it burned through another $800 million during the last quarter. more….

XPeng's flagship SUV G9 expected to open for pre-order on August 10

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The G9 is XPeng's first vehicle designed directly for the international market, capable of a range of over 200 km on a 5-minute charge. The post XPeng's flagship SUV G9 expected to open for pre-order on August 10 appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

BorgWarner buying EV charging company to boost growth


One of the largest global auto suppliers, BorgWarner, is buying EV charging company Rhombus Energy Solutions, the company announced today. The auto supplier says the deal will accelerate its charging business by leveraging its existing capabilities. more….

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ACT extends EV stamp duty exemption to electric motorcycles

The Driven EV News

Australia’s Capital Territory makes new and used electric motorcycles part of the exemptions from stamp duty to drive EV uptake. The post ACT extends EV stamp duty exemption to electric motorcycles appeared first on The Driven. Electric Bikes Electric Cars EV News Policy

Gorgeous all-electric Ferrari Testa Rossa J being auctioned off to commemorate 1958 Le Mans


Past will meet future at Bonhams’ “Quail Auction” later this month, as an all-electric one-of-one Ferrari Testa Rosa J will be auctioned off with proceeds to support local youth in California.

Nikola beats Wall Street expectations for Q2, reiterates Tre delivery outlook


Nikola Corporation ( NASDAQ: NKLA ) said on Thursday that it delivered 48 of its Class 8 all-electric trucks in the second quarter and reported revenue and adjusted loss per share figures that beat Wall Street expectations.

Kawasaki expected to unveil two lower-cost electric motorcycles for the US later this year


Kawasaki may have taken its sweet time to get into the electric motorcycle game, but the company appears to be making up for lost years. New VIN filings in the US point to two electric motorcycles that could be unveiled later this year. more….

New Study: Only 26% of U.S. households are familiar with EVs.


A new study shows that only 26% of U.S. households are familiar with EVs but this is about to change. In the recent study by Parks Associates, it was noted that as Tesla became a household name, purchase intention for EVs has gone up 6%.

Watch Tesla (TSLA) Cyber Roundup annual shareholder’s meeting and follow the news


Tesla (TSLA) is holding its annual shareholder’s meeting, which is now called Cyber Roundup, and you can watch it below while following all the most important news coming out of the event. It starts today at 4:30 PM Central Time at Tesla Gigafactory Texas. more….

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Ferrari brake failure; over 23,000 vehicles could possibly be recalled

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Fashions courting again to 2005 have been recalled; 10,000 vehicles recalled final 12 months too. Ferrari North America has recalled 23,555 automobiles owing to a possible brake situation that would. Read more.

Fisker Q2 report: Over 56k Ocean reservations, test cars, plus PEAR and Project Ronin updates


We have officially passed the halfway marker for the 2022 fiscal year, and those quarterly reports are starting to roll in. Fisker’s Q2 update came this morning, showcasing a decent appetite for its flagship Ocean SUV, alongside some updates to the progress of the next two Fisker models to follow.

Cadillac compact EV, Porsche Cayenne convertible, AMG One on the ‘Ring: Automobile Information Headlines

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Cadillac has been noticed testing a prototype for an electrical compact crossover with comparable styling to the mid-size Lyriq. It is the smallest of 5 confirmed Cadillac electrical automobiles, and. Read more.