Wed.Jun 22, 2022

Volkswagen releases design sketch for ID.AERO fully-electric sedan; Chinese market first

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The Volkswagen brand released design sketches of the ID. AERO concept vehicle, a fully-electric limousine planned for the Chinese automobile market. The digital world premiere of the pre-production study will take place on 27 June. The future production version of the ID.

Tesla Model Y, Model 3 are the most American-made vehicles, annual study finds

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Tesla vehicles took four of the top six spots in the 2022 American-made Index, from The Tesla Model Y and Model 3 took the top two spots, as all of those models for the U.S. are made in either California or Texas.


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ArcelorMittal publishes concept for global low-carbon emissions physical steel standard

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ArcelorMittal published a concept for a low-carbon emissions steel standard to help incentivize the decarbonization of steelmaking globally and support the creation of market demand for physical steel products which would be classified as lower, and ultimately near-zero, carbon emissions steel.

2023 Nissan Leaf starts at $28,895 in base S form: Refreshed look, 149-mile range

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The refreshed 2023 Nissan Leaf starts at $28,895 (including destination) for the base S model, Nissan confirmed Tuesday in a press release. That base MSRP is $400 higher than the 2022 model, but Nissan also increased the destination fee from $1,025 to $1,095, bringing the total price hike up to $470.

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NXP extends S32 automotive platform with S32Z and S32E real-time processor families for new software-defined vehicles

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NXP Semiconductors N.V. announced two new processor families that extend the benefits of NXP’s S32 automotive platform with safe, high-performance real-time processing.

SpaceX begins stacking Florida Starship launch tower


SpaceX has begun stacking Starship’s first Florida launch tower.

FedEx receives first 150 electric delivery vehicles from BrightDrop

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FedEx Corp. received its first 150 electric delivery vehicles from BrightDrop, the technology startup from General Motors (GM) focused on decarbonizing last-mile delivery. FedEx plans to transform its entire parcel pickup and delivery (PUD) fleet to all-electric, zero-tailpipe emissions by 2040.

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Micron achieves first LPDDR5 ISO 26262 ASIL-D certification; boost for autonomy

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Memory solutions company Micron has received the first International Organization of Standardization (ISO) 26262 Automotive Safety Integrity Level (ASIL) D certification of memory for its low-power double data rate 5 (LPDDR5) DRAM, which is based on its first-to-market 1? 1-alpha) process node.

Elon Musk considers Tesla ads to counter media bias


Elon Musk says that he is considering Tesla ads, which are against the company’s current marketing policy, to counter what Musk perceives as media bias against Tesla. more…. The post Elon Musk considers Tesla ads to counter media bias appeared first on Electrek.

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ABB E-mobility opens its largest DC fast charger production facility in Italy

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ABB E-mobility has opened its largest DC fast charger production site to date: the E-mobility Center of Excellence in Valdarno, Tuscany. The full range of ABB DC charging solutions will be produced at the site, supporting the electrification of all transport sectors.

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Rivian will install a wind turbine to power new R1 electric vehicles’ first charge


Rivian plans to install a 2.8 megawatt wind turbine on the east side of its Normal, Illinois, manufacturing plant. The wind turbine will provide clean energy to charge new R1 vehicles for the first time. more….

Geely’s Lynk & Co provides some details on its E-Motive Hybrid technologies

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At a recent digital event, Geely’s Lynk & Co launched its E-Motive Hybrid technologies. Developed based on the NordThor Intelligent Hybrid platform ( earlier post ), these new technologies will help Lynk & Co offer better mobility, better performance, better sustainability and better intelligence.

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XPeng suspends P5 reservations in Europe citing issues with export timeline


Chinese EV automaker XPeng Motors announced it has suspended all P5 reservations and pre-orders in the four countries in Europe it currently has a presence. The decision comes just months after the company opened reservations for the P5 overseas.

First test flight with 100% sustainable aviation fuel on ATR turboprop regional commercial aircraft

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Regional aircraft manufacturer ATR, Swedish airline Braathens Regional Airlines and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) supplier Neste collaborated to enable the first 100% SAF-powered test flight on a commercial regional aircraft.

Here’s where US electric school bus adoption currently stands


As of this month, US school districts and fleet operators have committed to 12,275 electric school buses in 38 states, according to a new report from the Washington, DC-based nonprofit World Resources Institute (WRI). That’s about the size of the entire school bus fleet of North Carolina. more….

Toyota to collaborate with Redwood Materials on sustainable, closed-loop electrified vehicle battery ecosystem

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Toyota Motor North America has embarked on a mission to create a sustainable, closed-loop battery ecosystem for its electrified powertrains.

SpaceX gets permit for “Project Echo” in Central Texas


On June 6, 2022, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality approved a permit for a SpaceX construction project called “Project Echo.”

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SABIC introduces new NORYL resin for ultra-thin-wall insulation film in higher-voltage EV batteries

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SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, has introduced NORYL NHP8000VT3 resin, a product well-suited for insulation film used in electric vehicle (EV) battery modules to help improve protection against short circuits and fire propagation.

‘West Electric Highway’ develops EV charging in eight Western States


On Tuesday, two organizations by the names of ChargeWest and Utah Clean Cities (UCC) announced the creation of the “West Electric Highway”, developing electric vehicle charging infrastructure along strategic corridors and within points of interest.

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First drive in the Lightyear 0: A genuine solar EV is closer than ever to becoming reality


For the last decade, the cofounders at Lightyear have been working to defy one single, formidable statement – a solar EV cannot be done.

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Tesla’s original Cybertruck prototype stuns at CVPR 2022 Conference


Tesla has been showcasing the Cybertruck quite frequently as of late, with the all-electric pickup truck being brought to the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Conference (CVPR) in New Orleans recently.

Eole X Pro launched as full-suspension folding electric bike, begins taking discounted pre-orders


The folding electric bicycle company Morfuns has recently improved upon the brand’s Eole S model of e-bike that we recently tested , adding suspension and outfitting the bike for an even more comfortable ride.

Tesla incentives: Extra $4,500 bonus tax credit for union-made EVs scrapped


US Senator Joe Manchin noted during an interview at the Capitol on Tuesday that the proposed and controversial $4,500 bonus tax credit for electric vehicles made with domestic union labor has effectively been scrapped.

Elon Musk’s Boring Company applies to dig tunnel under Tesla Gigafactory Texas


Elon Musk’s Boring Company has applied to dig a tunnel under Tesla Gigafactory Texas in Austin, but it’s unclear what they plan to do with it. more…. The post Elon Musk’s Boring Company applies to dig tunnel under Tesla Gigafactory Texas appeared first on Electrek.

Redwood Materials will help Toyota reuse and recycle hybrid batteries

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Toyota on Tuesday announced plans to work with Tesla co-founder J.B. Straubel's Redwood Materials to reuse and recycle batteries from hybrid cars as a way to further reduce its environmental footprint.

Elon Musk says Tesla Cybertruck design is officially finalized


Elon Musk confirmed in a recent interview that Tesla has finalized the design of the Cybertruck and it is locked ahead of production, which is slated for 2023.

Quick Charge Podcast: June 22, 2022


Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts , Spotify , TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. more…. The post Quick Charge Podcast: June 22, 2022 appeared first on Electrek.

Elon Musk acknowledges the advantage of Tesla ads


Elon Musk talked about the advantages of Tesla ads in an interview with Tesla supporters, including the President of Tesla Owners Silicon Valley, the President of My Tesla Adventure, and the Kilowatts founder.

Volkswagen CEO questions Apple Car future as Polestar ships OTA CarPlay and promises next-gen adoption


Apple’s car ambitions range from replacing your infotainment system with the iPhone to someday selling self-driving electric vehicles. Not every auto exec is convinced Apple will ever cross the finish line to shipping its own car, however.

FedEx takes delivery of its first 150 BrightDrop EV delivery vans


FedEx announced on Tuesday that it has taken delivery of 150 electric delivery vans from BrightDrop. The General Motors startup is reducing carbon emissions in last-mile delivery.

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Electric ‘micro-bikes’ are growing in popularity, combining e-scooter ease with e-bike comfort


Ever heard of an electric micro-bike? That’s okay, not many have. It’s a fairly new (and largely undefined) class of micromobility vehicles, but one that is growing thanks to several interesting new additions to the market.

Tesla (TSLA) selloff paved way for “generational investment opportunity:” CFRA


Tesla’s ( NASDAQ:TSLA ) recent selloff in the market is creating a “generational investment opportunity” as the company has one of the most compelling growth stories today. The comments were recently made by CFRA analyst Garrett Nelson in a note to clients. .

Biden to propose gas tax suspension – a Band-Aid on an open wound


President Biden is preparing to propose a three-month gas tax suspension to Congress, but at this point, it’s only a Band-Aid on a big open wound. more…. The post Biden to propose gas tax suspension – a Band-Aid on an open wound appeared first on Electrek.

Tesla Giga Shanghai to halt production in July to upgrade Model Y line capacity


Tesla seems to be setting the stage for Gigafactory Shanghai to increase its Model Y output. As per recent reports from China, Tesla is shutting down its electric vehicle factory in early July to make way for upgrades to the Model Y line. .

Tesloid’s Model Y Frunk Cooler is the perfect roadtrip companion this summer


If you’re a Tesla Model Y driver looking to take full advantage of the frunk this summer, Tesloid’s Model Y Frunk Cooler is an excellent way of doing so.

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Elon Musk’s Boring Co. files to build private tunnel near Tesla Giga Texas


New filings with the City of Austin show that Elon Musk’s Boring Company has filed to build a private access tunnel under Tesla’s new Gigafactory Texas.

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The $4,500 electric car tax credit bonus for union-made EVs is not on the table anymore


Senator Joe Manchin, who has a swing vote in the US Senate, said that the Democrats have given up on the $4,500 electric car tax credit bonus for union-made EVs as part of the Build Back Better Act. It is still unclear what reform the EV tax credit will see in the spending bill, if any. more….