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Mercedes-Benz invests €200M in Electric Software Hub; software integration factory at Sindelfingen

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Mercedes-Benz has invested more than €200 million in the Electric Software Hub at the Mercedes Technology Centre (MTC) in Sindelfingen. Numerous software, hardware, system integration and testing functions are brought together under one roof.

GM Cruise autonomous taxi pulled over by police in San Francisco without humans, ‘bolts’ off (U: Cruise responds)

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Over the weekend, a GM Cruise converted Chevy Bolt without a driver was pulled over by San Francisco Police. In an unexpected turn, the car “bolted” to a safe spot. Cruise responded. more….

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EIA: US nuclear electricity generation continues to decline as more reactors retire

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In 2021, for the second consecutive year, US nuclear electricity generation declined, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). Output from US nuclear power plants totaled 778 million megawatthours in 2021—1.5% less than the previous year.

Tesla Cybertruck showcases rear wheel steering feature in Giga Texas

Teslarati

Tesla’s Cyber Rodeo featured a number of the company’s upcoming vehicles, though the Cybertruck evidently stole the show.

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Senators introduce bipartisan bill to boost production, use of renewable diesel, sustainable aviation fuel

Green Car Congress

Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and John Barrasso (R-WY) led their colleagues in introducing the Renewable Diesel and Sustainable Aviation Fuel Parity Act of 2022. The legislation is cosponsored by Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), and Steve Daines (R-MO). The bill would require the Department of Energy to track foreign imports and domestic production of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel.

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Tesla delivers first Model Y vehicles with 4680 batteries from Giga Texas

Teslarati

After the Cyber Rodeo grand opening event, Tesla officially delivered the first production Model Y vehicles with 4680 batteries from Gigafactory Texas. On Friday, April 8, Elon Musk officially announced that the first production Model Y units were delivered.

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Porsche demos grid balancing capability of group of Taycan EVs with cloud-based pooling system

Green Car Congress

A realistic pilot test conducted by Porsche, the grid operator TransnetBW and consulting firm Intelligent Energy System Services (IE2S), has demonstrated that electrical balancing power can be stored in the high-voltage batteries of an intelligent swarm of electric cars.

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Tesla’s Elon Musk will no longer join Twitter’s board of directors

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Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal has announced that Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk will not be part of Twitter’s Board of Directors on April 9.

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Mercedes-Benz Produced More Than 25,000 Electric Vans

InsideEVs

New models and next-generation versions are coming

Tesla revisits idea of mining lithium directly as prices continue to rise

Teslarati

Tesla seems more serious about entering the lithium mining industry as prices for the mineral — needed to make lithium-ion batteries — continue to rise. On Saturday, April 9, Tesla CEO Elon Musk commented on the rising price of Lithium.

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Full Details Emerge For 576 Horsepower Kia EV6 GT

InsideEVs

Kia promises it will be a "true GT" offering good speed and a fun driving experience while also being a great cruiser

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Tesla China sold 65,814 vehicles in March, making 182,174 units for Q1 2022

Teslarati

According to data from the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) , Tesla China sold 65,814 vehicles in March 2022, closing the month and quarter off strong. For comparison, Tesla China reported wholesale figures of 59,845 units for January 2022 and 56,515 vehicles sold in February 2022. .

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Tesla Model 3 Review After 200,000 Miles

InsideEVs

Few have clocked up more Model 3 miles than Arthur Driessen

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BaaS: Improving the EV Experience through Battery Swapping

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Electric vehicles (EVs) have lower operating costs than conventional automobiles, but their initial cost is greater than their ICE cousins.    As we have mentioned in previous articles, the cost of EV batteries is linked to the higher price of EVs. The cost of an electric car’s battery is around 30 to 40% of the total vehicle cost. The EV market is successfully dealing with a number of challenges like high battery costs, longer battery charging times, and reduced range.

Europe: Ford E-Transit Entered Series Production In Turkey

InsideEVs

The company has already received over 5,000 orders

US Hybrid And PHEV Sales Growth Rate Outpaced BEVs in 2021

EV Adoption

While BEV purists like to claim that the plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV is dead), in fact in the US the dual-powertrain EVs are alive and well — and like BEVs, are also seeing strong growth in sales.

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Tesla Model 3 And Model Y Driven From Full Battery Until They Run Out

InsideEVs

What happens if you keep driving an EV after it indicates it has no more range to give

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MOVE America

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The post MOVE America appeared first on Driivz. Events EV charging management EV charging platform EV Charging

Racing The Quickest Cars: Tesla Plaid, Lucid Air, BMW M5, (Skydiver?)

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Jason Cammisa delivers an innovative new take on the drag racing video, and it's fantastic. Plus, there's a skydiver

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EVS35 – International Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exhibition

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The post EVS35 – International Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exhibition appeared first on Driivz. Events EV charging management EV charging platform EV Charging

Rivian R1T Electric Truck: What's The Verdict After 1,000 Miles?

InsideEVs

This R1T owner took delivery just 10 days ago. He loves the truck, but it's not free of issues

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Enlit Asia 2022

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The post Enlit Asia 2022 appeared first on Driivz. Events EV charging management EV charging platform EV Charging

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European Parliament Encourages Reduced Tolls For EVs

InsideEVs

Government support is critical to EV adoption, and there's proof across the globe

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Who Killed the Ukrainian Electric Car?

CleanTechnica

It was 2016 and we were all intoxicated with the EV revolution in the world, hoping the trend would come to Poland as well. Together with CleanTechnica and a group of friends — EV enthusiasts, of course — we organized a series of events called the Cleantech Revolution Tour.

Tesla Model Y Turned Into Off-Road Monster In China Goes To The Desert

InsideEVs

Watch how this lifted Model Y was built and find out whether or not it's actually good off-road

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US Auto Sales Down 18% In 1st Quarter Of 2022 vs. 2019, Tesla Sales Up 256%

CleanTechnica

Following up on US auto sales reports for the 4th quarter of 2021 as well as the full year 2021 compared to 2020 and 2019, here is our report on US auto sales in the 1st quarter of 2021 compared to the 1st quarter of 2019 and the 1st quarter of 2020. To start with, […].

US Tesla Sales Up 93% In 2021 vs. 2019 While US Auto Sales Down 12%

CleanTechnica

US auto sales in 2019 were down 1.4% compared to 2018. That was before COVID-19 hit the United States and destroyed the US auto industry (among other things) for several months. So, when looking at 2021 US auto sales, I find it more interesting to compare to 2019 than 2020.