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Cenntro introduces two new electric vans at IAA Transportation

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Cenntro Electric Group Limited and its subsidiary Cenntro Automotive Europe GmbH introduced two new all-electric commercial vehicles at IAA Transportation 2022 in Hannover, Germany.

Report: Chevy not planning dealer buyouts over EVs as GM offered for Buick, Cadillac

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Chevrolet won't follow sibling General Motors brands Buick and Cadillac in offering buyouts to dealerships that don't want to sell electric vehicles, a GM executive said in a recent interview with The Verge.

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Mercedes-Benz plans wind farm at Papenburg test track to cover more than 15% of Group’s electricity needs in Germany

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Mercedes-Benz plans to build a wind farm at its test track in Papenburg, northern Germany, with an output of more than 100 MW to cover up to more than 15% of the annual electricity demand of Mercedes-Benz Group AG in Germany.

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VW shows upfit potential of ID.Buzz with electric paramedics' van

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Volkswagen unveiled an ID.Buzz paramedics' van at the 2022 IAA Transportation commercial vehicle show in Hannover, Germany, showing the upfit potential of the new electric van for government fleets and businesses.

Volvo Trucks presents new electric axle for extended range

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Volvo Trucks unveiled a completely new, fully electric rear axle at the IAA Transport show in Hannover, Germany. The new e-axle integrates the electric motors and the transmission into the rear axle, thereby freeing up space for more batteries.

Tesla Megapack caught on fire at giant battery project

Electrek

A Tesla Megapack has caught on fire at a giant battery project operated by PG&E in Monterey County in California. more…. The post Tesla Megapack caught on fire at giant battery project appeared first on Electrek.

Neste studying transitioning Porvoo refinery to a renewable & circular site; ending crude oil refining in mid-2030s

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Building on its capability of proactive transformation, Neste has initiated a strategic study on transitioning its refinery in Porvoo, Finland to non-crude oil refining and into a globally leading renewable and circular solutions site. Porvoo refinery.

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IVECO and Hyundai present eDAILY fuel cell large van at IAA

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Iveco Group and Hyundai Motor Company unveiled the first IVECO eDAILY fuel cell electric vehicle at IAA Transportation 2022 in Hannover.

I just had (another) expensive electric bike stolen. Here’s what would have stopped it

Electrek

E-bike theft is rampant. Simply put, electric bicycles are prime targets for thieves. They’re readily available, they’re easy to flip, and they’re often quite expensive. Mine was, and now it’s not mine any more thanks to some scumbag bike thief. .

Renault introduces Trafic Van E-Tech Electric

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At IAA Transportation, Renault unveiled the Trafic Van E-Tech Electric, the first electric model of the best-selling Renault Trafic Van. The Renault Trafic Van E-Tech Electric has all the same qualities that are behind the success of its predecessor, with more than 2.2

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China NEV registrations for 3rd week of Sept: BYD, Tesla, NIO, XPeng and more

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BYD at 35,006 units, Tesla at 15,856 units, Li Auto at 2,628 units, XPeng at 1,775 units and NIO at 1,745 units. The post China NEV registrations for 3rd week of Sept: BYD, Tesla, NIO, XPeng and more appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. NIO Deliveries

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First full-electric Volta Zero drives off the line in Steyr; production verification prototypes

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The first Volta Zero vehicle has been completed at the company’s contract manufacturing facility in Steyr, Austria. The vehicle, the first of a series of second-generation production verification prototypes, will form part of a pilot fleet of trucks.

BYD's JV with French auto parts maker Faurecia sees sixth plant open

CN EV Post

In October 2017, BYD and Faurecia established the joint venture and opened plants in Shenzhen, Xi'an, Changsha, Changzhou and Fuzhou. The post BYD's JV with French auto parts maker Faurecia sees sixth plant open appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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Nikola and IVECO begin taking orders for European Nikola Tre BEV heavy-duty truck; unveil European Nikola Tre FCEV beta

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Nikola Corporation and partner IVECO commercially launched the European Nikola Tre battery-electric vehicle (BEV) heavy-duty truck at IAA Transportation and unveiled the European Nikola Tre fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) beta version. Nikola Tre BEV.

Tesla’s new legal head revealed as Twitter prepares to depose Elon Musk

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Tesla has a new head for its legal department, according to recent filings for the Elon Musk versus Twitter case. The new head comes just as Twitter prepares to depose the Tesla CEO. The new head of Tesla legal is Donna Eskin. She takes on the role of Senior Director of Legal at the company. .

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BrightDrop enters grocery industry with ecart for optimized online order fulfillment and pickup

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General Motors electric delivery vehicle subsidiary BrightDrop is expanding its business and product portfolio with the launch of a new temperature-controlled eCart that helps streamline order fulfillment and pickup for online grocery purchases.

BYD unveils the new eBus Blade Platform

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BYD introduced the new eBus Blade Platform at the IAA Transportation 2022.

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Ford exploring use of smartphone technology to alert drivers to pedestrians, bicyclists; BLE and 5G

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Ford Motor Company is researching new smartphone-based communications technology that could potentially help warn drivers of pedestrians, bicyclists and more—even those approaching a vehicle’s path but blocked from a driver’s view. The concept smartphone app, which would run on a pedestrian’s phone, uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) messaging to communicate the phone’s location to a connected Ford vehicle.

Damage-free technology advances lithium metal battery usage in electric vehicles

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Researchers have demonstrated a damage-free method that enables lithium metal batteries to be used in electric vehicles. The post Damage-free technology advances lithium metal battery usage in electric vehicles appeared first on Innovation News Network. Energy Batteries Electric Vehicles

California receiving initial $56M from NEVI program for charging stations; $384M over five years

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California has the green light to start using federal infrastructure funding to expand electric vehicle (EV) charging stations along the state’s interstates and highways following the recent federal approval of a joint plan by Caltrans and California Energy Commission.

Hertz announces 175,000 electric vehicle deal with GM to expand rental fleet

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Hertz announced that it would purchase 175,000 electric vehicles from General Motors over the next five years across the Detroit-automotive company’s various brands.

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BYD brings its ultra-safe Blade Batteries to the commercial EV world with new eBus platform

Electrek

During a presentation at IAA Transportation in Germany this week, Chinese EV manufacturer Build Your Dreams (BYD) has shared a myriad of new commercial EV technologies that will initially debut in Europe.

College students driving used cars dream of owning a Tesla

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College students driving used cars dream of owning a Tesla, according to a new survey by ValuePenguin. Over 1,000 undergraduate students participated in the survey which polled them on all things related to vehicles.

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Ram promises electric pickup lineup that will challenge Ford and Rivian in range and beyond

Electrek

Ram Trucks is quickly falling behind as automakers like Ford and Rivian are already scaling production of their highly anticipated electric pickup trucks. Despite this, Ram Trucks CEO believes the company’s electric pickup has what it takes to overthrow the competition. more….

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Tesla Model Y has the best resale value out of all BEVs in China

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The Tesla Model Y has the best resale value out of any other battery electric vehicle in China according to data from the China Automobile Dealers Association.

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Review: 2023 Range Rover’s PHEVs double EV range to 50 miles, ahead of full BEV in 2024

Electrek

Range Rover brought us to Madrid’s swanky city center, local mountain roads, and nearby off-road tracks to test the new Range Rover PHEVs – the P440e and P510e. The result?

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SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket wins three new geostationary satellite launches

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SpaceX’s workhorse Falcon 9 rocket has secured three new geostationary satellite launch contracts from South Korea and the Middle East. All three contracts – two from Arabsat and one from KT SAT – build off of successful relationships SpaceX has already built with both companies.

From drawing board to assembly line in 12 months: Volta Zero truck nears series production

Electrek

Commercial EV startup Volta Trucks has shared another major milestone in its lightning fast 12-month journey in bringing its flagship Zero truck into production.

UPDATE: Tesla’s PG&E facility at Elkhorn catches fire, shuts down Highway 1

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Update 6:05 ET: PG&E said that property damage to the battery is expected to exceed $50,000. Details regarding safety system were added to paragraph 4.

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Tesla is creating a simulation of San Francisco in Unreal Engine

Electrek

Tesla is creating a simulation of San Francisco in Unreal Engine, which is primarily a video game engine, to test its Autopilot and Full Self-Driving systems. more…. The post Tesla is creating a simulation of San Francisco in Unreal Engine appeared first on Electrek.

Biden Administration announces $100M grand program addressing automation, connectivity & more

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The Biden-Harris Administration plans to support vehicle automation, connectivity, and more through $100 million in grants. .

Hertz places massive order of 175,000 electric vehicles with GM

Electrek

After its massive order of Tesla vehicles, Hertz now announces another huge order of electric vehicles, this time for 175,000 EVs from GM. more…. The post Hertz places massive order of 175,000 electric vehicles with GM appeared first on Electrek.

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Chinese self-driving startup QCraft's robotaxi fleet powered by Nvidia DRIVE Orin begins operations

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QCraft's robotaxis, each powered by two Nvidia DRIVE Orin SoCs, is in operation in Suzhou. The post Chinese self-driving startup QCraft's robotaxi fleet powered by Nvidia DRIVE Orin begins operations appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

Tesla is borrowing Autopilot team for Optimus humanoid robot project

Electrek

Elon Musk said that Tesla is borrowing the Autopilot team for its Optimus humanoid robot project, which has a deadline at the end of the month. The CEO has said that the Tesla Bot project has become a priority. more….

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Thousands of undiscovered ancient lakes may have supported water on Mars

Innovation News Network

New research from HKU suggests that thousands of Undiscovered ancient lakes may have supported water on Mars. The post Thousands of undiscovered ancient lakes may have supported water on Mars appeared first on Innovation News Network. Space

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GM pushing 7 new EPA standards that could move US toward mass EV adoption

Electrek

GM is transforming its business to meet the future of transportation by introducing a full lineup of new electric vehicles this year. With “EV for everyone,” GM is hoping it can reach the masses and speed up the transition to sustainable transportation.

Nvidia unveils new system for autonomous driving, DRIVE Thor, with Zeekr as first customer

CN EV Post

DRIVE Thor offers 2,000 TOPS of performance, eight times that of DRIVE Orin, and targets automakers' 2025 models. The post Nvidia unveils new system for autonomous driving, DRIVE Thor, with Zeekr as first customer appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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