Fri.Jul 08, 2022

Daimler Buses delivers 100th eCitaro to ESWE Verkehr in Wiesbaden; 120 in total order

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Three years ago, ESWE Verkehr in Wiesbaden placed its first major order for 56 all-electric Mercedes-Benz eCitaro city buses. In all, 120 electric buses have now been ordered. The 100th eCitaro from this overall package has now been delivered.

Study: Demand for hybrids and EVs is soaring in rural America

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Overall United States hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and EV sales have increased steadily in recent years, but the strongest growth of electrified vehicles has been in rural America, according to new analysis from iSeeCars.

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IDTechEX sees battery swapping as winner in 2- and 3-wheeler markets of Asia-Pacific

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Battery-swapping technology aims to address the shortcomings of conductive fast-charging. These include long dwell times, high power demand from the grid, availability and reliability issues, and the need for end-users to deal with heavy cables, dirty connectors, and buggy user interfaces.

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Survey: Even before the gas-price surge, 71% of Americans would consider an EV

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High gas prices help make the case for electric cars, but even before prices spiked, many Americans were giving EVs some level of consideration, according to a newly released Consumer Reports survey. Of those surveyed, 71% showed at least some interest in buying or leasing an EV.

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PG&E and Tesla launch virtual power plant pilot

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Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and Tesla Inc. have launched a new pilot program that creates a virtual power plant (VPP) to help support electric grid reliability and save customers money. PG&E is a combined natural gas and electric utility serving more than 16 million people across 70,000 square miles in Northern and Central California.

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Toyota and Panasonic lead in solid-state battery patents

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While it's unclear which company will win the race to put solid-state batteries in a production car, Toyota and research partner Panasonic currently have the lead in patents related to the technology, Nikkei Asia reported Thursday.

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Hapag-Lloyd will use advanced biofuels for the transport of DHL shipments

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DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, has signed an agreement with Hapag-Lloyd, a leading worldwide liner shipping company, for the use of advanced biofuels. As an initial step, Hapag-Lloyd will ship 18,000 TEU of DHL’s volume using advanced biofuels—equivalent to a reduction of 14,000 tons of Well-to-Wake CO 2 -emisisons. Advanced biofuels are based on raw biological materials, such as used cooking oil and other waste products.

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VinFast partners with and invests in Prologium for solid-state batteries

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VinFast, through a company in Vingroup, announced an investment in the tens of millions of US dollars in ProLogium ( earlier post ), a manufacturer of solid-state batteries.

The Musk Foundation plans to donate directly to families

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that his private foundation, The Musk Foundation, plans to donate directly to families. He also tweeted that he is increasing childcare benefits at his companies and hopes that other companies follow suit. You can read more about that in Simon’s article here.

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FHWA proposes rulemaking for states and municipalities to track and reduce GHG emissions

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The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking ( NPRM ) for states and municipalities to track and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The new rule would: Establish a national framework for tracking state-by-state progress by adding a new GHG performance management measure to the existing FHWA national performance measures to help states track performance and make more informed investment decisions.

Elon Musk formally moves to terminate Twitter’s $44 billion acquisition

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In a recent filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Tesla CEO Elon Musk formally moved to terminate his acquisition attempt of social media platform Twitter. Musk and the Twitter board had agreed to a buyout at $54.20 per share, or $44 billion.

Apollo Tyres launches its first dedicated micro-mobility tire: the Vredestein Cargo

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India-based global tire-maker Apollo Tyres, which markets its products under the global brands Apollo and Vredestein, will launch its first dedicated micro-mobility tire, the Vredestein Cargo.

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Tesla’s Elon Musk planning to increase childcare benefits in his companies

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk is an advocate for big families, and he seems ready to walk the walk. In a recent update on Twitter, Musk remarked that he is planning on increasing childcare benefits at his companies, such as Tesla and SpaceX.

Volkswagen launches PowerCo for global battery business; €20B investment; standard factories

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The Volkswagen Group broke ground for its first cell factory in Salzgitter; production will start in 2025. With immediate effect, responsibility for global battery business is to be held by the newly created company “PowerCo”.

NIO ET5, XPeng G9 get regulatory green light for sales in China

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Deliveries of the NIO ET5 are expected to begin in September, and the XPeng G9 will be officially launched in September. The post NIO ET5, XPeng G9 get regulatory green light for sales in China appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. NIO NIO ET5 XPeng G9

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MAHLE Powertrain opens new vehicle and battery test facilities

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MAHLE Powertrain has opened two new facilities in Northampton, the result of a £15-million (US$18-million) investment over the last five years (including £3.6 million (US$4.3 million) of UK Government funding), that will deliver much-needed testing capability as the automotive industry accelerates its transition towards decarbonized propulsion.

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Tesla spotted gathering massive number of Megapacks outside Gigafactory Nevada

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Tesla has been spotted gathering a massive number of Megapacks outside its Gigafactory Nevada. Is it a backlog due to supply chain issues or a new giant battery is in the work? more…. The post Tesla spotted gathering massive number of Megapacks outside Gigafactory Nevada appeared first on Electrek.

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Octopus Energy launches “EV Concierge” service in Texas

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In a bid to help newcomers to electric vehicles transition more quickly and efficiently, Octopus Energy has begun to offer an “EV Concierge” service to help customers buy and integrate an EV into their lives.

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A team in China has developed the country’s first pure solar-powered vehicle

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As several companies across the globe move closer to delivering scaled production of solar EVs , a team in China has taken sustainable transportation a step further by creating a solar vehicle that runs entirely on energy from the sun. Introducing the Tianjin solar car. more….

Consumer Reports finds interest in EVs is rising in the US

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Consumer Reports has released the results from its largest ever national survey, and it found that over a third of Americans are interested in buying electric vehicles.

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Tesla expands deployment of Starlink satellite internet systems at Supercharger stations

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Tesla appears to now expand its deployment of Starlink satellite internet systems at Supercharger stations as the satellite dish appears at a new station. more…. The post Tesla expands deployment of Starlink satellite internet systems at Supercharger stations appeared first on Electrek.

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China's wholesale sales of passenger NEVs hit record 571,000 units in June, CPCA data show

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Against the backdrop of the halving of the ICE vehicle purchase tax, not only were NEVs unaffected, they improved more than expected sequentially, the CPCA said. The post China's wholesale sales of passenger NEVs hit record 571,000 units in June, CPCA data show appeared first on CnEVPost.

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This big, sand-filled energy storage silo can be powered by wind and solar

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Finnish startup Polar Night Energy and local Finnish utility Vatajankoski have together built the world’s first commercial sand-based, high-temperature heat storage system that can be powered by solar and wind. more….

NIO invites users in Norway to submit painting designs to be displayed on swap stations in China

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NIO (NYSE: NIO, HKG: 9866, SGX: NIO) is creative with user engagement, and its signature battery swap stations are now its playground. The post NIO invites users in Norway to submit painting designs to be displayed on swap stations in China appeared first on CnEVPost.

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ElectricBrands unveils funky ‘Camper’ version of its electric XBUS priced below $40k

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Relatively new EV automaker ElectricBrands has unveiled a Camper version of its XBUS electric van, which originally debuted last year.

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BYD Seal reportedly to be officially launched in China on July 18

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Pre-orders for the BYD Seal began on May 20 with a starting price of RMB 212,800 ($31,860) and orders reached 22,637 units within seven hours. The post BYD Seal reportedly to be officially launched in China on July 18 appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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The top 10 fastest charging EVs currently available

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With a tremendous number of bespoke EVs that have already arrived this year , there has never been a more exciting time to switch to go all-electric. A number of factors will play into your EV decision, regardless of whether it’s a lease or a purchase.

Solid-state battery patents, hybrid sales in rural America, EV demand before gas-price spike: Today’s Car News

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Sales of electrified vehicles are surging in rural America. Toyota and Panasonic lead in solid-state battery patents. And EV interest is up tremendously, even before considering gas prices. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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Audi shows off its new all-electric RS Q E-Tron Dakar racecar

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Audi has entered its RS Q E-Tron electric rally car in the Dakar rally, bringing modern EV technology to the heritage racing series. In a video published by Top Gear on Friday, the new rally car from Audi was shown off. The RS Q E-Tron marks yet another electric entrance into off-road racing.

BMW reveals EV sales growth in China, but leaves a big question mark

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BMW sold 75,891 EVs worldwide in the first half of the year, but its sales in China were not announced, providing only a growth rate. The post BMW reveals EV sales growth in China, but leaves a big question mark appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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The new belt-drive Honbike U4 electric bike looks so good, you’d think it was a purely pedal bike

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Electric bikes are great for a lot of things. They get you where you’re going faster than a traditional bike, cut through traffic faster than a car, and are more fun than both. But the downside is that they can often be rather chunky looking. Some are even downright chonks.

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Ford to recall 775 Mustang Mach-E vehicles in China due to software issues

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Ford began delivering Mustang Mach-E vehicles to customers in China at the end of December last year, and they have not performed anywhere near as well as the Tesla Model Y. The post Ford to recall 775 Mustang Mach-E vehicles in China due to software issues appeared first on CnEVPost.

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Podcast: Rivian R1S review, Tesla deliveries, software update, and more

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This week on an EARLY Electrek Podcast , we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy. This week, we discuss our Rivian R1S review, Tesla delivery results, software a new Tesla software update, and more. more….

Tesla reportedly puts Chinese exec in charge of Asia Pacific operations

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Tom Zhu, president of Tesla China, will oversee Tesla's Asia-Pacific region, a position previously held by a US executive, according to Bloomberg. The post Tesla reportedly puts Chinese exec in charge of Asia Pacific operations appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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Tesla China had the highest monthly sales of EVs in June

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Tesla China had the highest monthly sales of EVs in June, according to Reuters. Earlier this month we reported that Tesla China sold 78,000 in June with a 142% month-over-month increase. What’s new is that Tesla crossed a major milestone since it first opened Gigafactory Shanghai.

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Tesla sells record 78,906 China-made vehicles in June, CPCA data show

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Tesla China exported just 968 vehicles in June and delivered 77,938 to Chinese consumers. The post Tesla sells record 78,906 China-made vehicles in June, CPCA data show appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. Tesla Deliveries

Fucare Gemini X review: Super cool 28 MPH electric bike with a super weird frame and two batteries

Electrek

With so many electric bike options on the market these days , it can be difficult for companies to stand out and show us something different. You’ve got to start thinking outside of the box, which is exactly what the does. It’s an electric bike with a trellis-style frame.

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