Sat.Sep 10, 2022

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Benchmark: world needs more than 300 new mines by 2035 to keep up with Li-ion battery demand; need for recycling

Green Car Congress

Demand for lithium-ion batteries is set to grow six-fold by 2032, according to Benchmark. Accordingly, the world needs more than 300 new mines to be built by 2035 if raw material supply is to keep up with this demand, according to a new analysis by Benchmark. However, recycling could help reduce the number of mines needed. Without recycling, for example, we will need 62 cobalt mining projects by 2035, according to Benchmark; with recycling, this falls to 38.

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VW ID.Buzz review, $30,000 Equinox EV details, future Jeep EVs, dirty diesel tuners: The Week in Reverse

Green Car Reports

Which automaker announced a big shift to cylindrical cells and a battery strategy sounding like that of Tesla? Which boxy production-bound Jeep EV is in “brotherhood” with the Wrangler? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending September 9, 2022. And my, it’s been.

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Volkswagen presents all-electric ID. XTREME off-road concept car

Green Car Congress

At the international ID. Treffen in Ticino, Switzerland, Volkswagen presented the ID. XTREME off-road concept car. The fully electric concept car with all-wheel drive system is based on the ID.4 GTX and combines the strengths of a modern SUV with the sense of adventure embodied by a rugged off-road vehicle. The ID. XTREME concept vehicle was created by the team of Andreas Reckewerth (the head of overall vehicle MEB) in the Volkswagen Development department.

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SpaceX appeals FCC decision to reverse $885.5M Starlink subsidies

Teslarati

SpaceX appealed the Federal Communications Commission’s reversal of Starlink’s infrastructure award of $885.5 million. The appeal was filed electronically and hand-delivered to FCC Secretary Marlene Dortch. In the executive summary, it said that the decision to exclude Starlink from the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) was flawed in both matters of law and policy.

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How serious is Norway about climate change? So much that its streetlights self-dim

emissions global warming Norway climate change carbon dioxide youtube lighting

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BMW Group shifting to cylindrical BMW cells in NEUE KLASSE from 2025; 46xx

Green Car Congress

The BMW Group will launch a new era of e-mobility from 2025 with the models of its NEUE KLASSE ( earlier post )— using newly-developed cylindrical battery cells optimized for the new architecture for the first time. The newly-developed sixth generation of our lithium-ion cells will bring a huge leap in technology that will increase energy density by more than 20 percent, improve charging speed by up to 30 percent and enhance range by up to 30 percent.

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Ford wants dealers to match Tesla’s lower selling prices

Teslarati

Ford Motor Company has a tough challenge for its dealers selling electric vehicles. The automaker wants its dealers to match Tesla’s lower selling prices, according to a report from Reuters. Ford CEO Jim Farley is planning to share a strategy that he hopes will convince dealers to cut up to $2,000 from the cost of delivering EVs to its customers.

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Tesla is ramping up hiring efforts in Bangkok with walk-in recruitment event

Teslarati

Earlier this month, Teslarati was the first to first report that Tesla was hiring for a location in Bangkok Thailand. Tesla is ramping up its hiring efforts in Bangkok with a walk-in recruitment day. Tesla will hold the event on September 16 and 17 from 12 pm to 4 pm at its location in All Seasons Place. Tesla has a total of sixteen job openings for its new location in Thailand.

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A Nissan LEAF Can Power Your Home With This New Charger

CleanTechnica EVs

As long as I’ve been reading and writing about electric vehicles, people have been eager to see electric vehicles power homes and grids (instead of just grids and homes powering electric cars). There are reasons why this vehicle-to-grid technology is not commonplace across the electric vehicle market, and I’ll get back to that in a […].

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Deep Learning Could Bring the Concert Experience Home

Cars That Think

Now that recorded sound has become ubiquitous, we hardly think about it. From our smartphones, smart speakers, TVs, radios, disc players, and car sound systems, it’s an enduring and enjoyable presence in our lives. In 2017, a survey by the polling firm Nielsen suggested that some 90 percent of the U.S. population listens to music regularly and that, on average, they do so 32 hours per week.

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BYD’s Order Backlog: ~700,000 Vehicles

CleanTechnica EVs

I recently wrote about Tesla’s rather enormous order backlog — estimated to be ~457,000 vehicles. Since then, I’ve seen coverage of BYD’s estimated order backlog, and it’s even bigger. According to CnEVPost, BYD’s order backlog has reached around 700,000 vehicles. BYD CEO Wang Chuanfu reportedly informed local reporters of the figure.

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Faurecia and Accenture partner on products and services for connected and autonomous vehicles

Brief

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First batch of the new MG4 EV models arrive in Europe

Electric Cars Report

The first batch of MG Motor’s new pure electric vehicles MG4 EV or Mulan, the name for Chinese market, arrived at the port of Zeebrugge, Belgium. Over 1,000 units of the vehicles departed from Shanghai Haitong terminal in July and are scheduled to be launched in China and nearly 20 major European countries on September 13. MG also […] The post First batch of the new MG4 EV models arrive in Europe appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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8300-Mile EV Road Trip: Washington to Canadian Maritimes

CleanTechnica EVs

By David Morgan, Plug-In NCW Newsletter We just completed a 5-week, 8,300-mile family road trip to the Canadian Maritimes and back again. Although we’ve been driving electric cars since 2014 and have logged almost 200,000 EV miles, including several multi-day road trips in our 2018 Bolt EV, this trip was unlike any we’d done before. […].

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Li Auto's president sells additional 600,000 shares of automaker's Hong Kong-traded stock

CN EV Post

Shen has reduced his holdings of Li Auto shares several times since last December. The post Li Auto's president sells additional 600,000 shares of automaker's Hong Kong-traded stock appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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United Airlines Puts $15 Million Bet On Electric Aircraft Startup Eve Air Mobility

CleanTechnica EVs

There are various views on electric aircraft. Some think electric aircraft are clearly the future, while others think it’s all fluff. Then, of course, there’s the middle ground. What really inspires confidence, though, is when big shots in the aviation industry start putting money behind the technology. On that topic, United Airlines has invested $15 […].

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ExxonMobil announces 6th oil discovery offshore Guyana with Ranger-1; Guyana may move from non-producer to regional powerhouse

Oil

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Tesla Solar + Powerwall more than covers monthly payment after a week of VPP events

Teslarati

Tesla owner Mark Gillund of Sacramento, California, will not be paying out of pocket for his solar and battery system’s monthly payment this month. This was because his home is part of Tesla’s California Virtual Power Plant (VPP), which has been providing backup power to the grid as the state continues to deal with challenges brought about by the recent heatwave. .

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NIO ET5 Having HUGE “Tesla-Like” Reception At NIO Stores In China

CleanTechnica EVs

NIO has been clear with its brand identity since it launched: we sell expensive, premium-class electric vehicles that are quite large, high tech, fancy, and did we say expensive? Its sales have been quite good, considering its young age and its vehicles’ high cost, but it’s now making moves and aiming much higher. Like Tesla […].

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Potential Motors unveils the Adventure 1: an all-electric Overlanding van

Teslarati

Potential Motors has unveiled its all-new Adventure 1 Overlanding van, and the Toyota Hiace has met its match. If you subscribe to the “van-life” movement, have considered offroading a van whatsoever, or are just a fan of Bob Marley, chances are you have heard of the Toyota Hiace. The Toyota Hiace is THE small take-you-anywhere van. Despite their age and limited availability outside of Japan, their 4×4 capabilities and Volkswagen Van aesthetics have garnered them a cult followin

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Ford CEO wants to compete with Tesla, will meet with dealers to lower EV prices

Electrek

Ford is not backing down from a showdown with Tesla as the EV race heats up. According to a new report, Ford’s CEO Jim Farley will meet with dealers next week in a bid to lower the price of its electric vehicles to compete with Tesla. more…. The post Ford CEO wants to compete with Tesla, will meet with dealers to lower EV prices appeared first on Electrek.

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California Approves Tesla Plan To Add Supercharger Sites To Rural Areas

CleanTechnica EVs

California has approved four new Tesla Supercharger locations in rural areas, each of which will charge Teslas and other EVs.

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Wheel-E Podcast! Volcon’s moto e-bike, sidecar electric bike, CSC RX1E, more

Electrek

This week on Electrek’s Wheel-E podcast, we discuss the most popular news stories from the world of electric bikes and other nontraditional electric vehicles. This time that includes Volcon’s moto e-bike, a funky sidecar e-bike from Mod, CSC RX1E electric motorcycle and lots more. more…. The post Wheel-E Podcast! Volcon’s moto e-bike, sidecar electric bike, CSC RX1E, more appeared first on Electrek.

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LeMond’s Prolog Is A Sleek And Streamlined Electric All-Rounder

InsideEVs

It was designed by none other than Greg LeMond, Tour de France winner and pioneer of carbon-fiber technology in the cycling world.

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Tesla begins delivering Model Ys in Japan

Teslarati

Tesla has begun delivering Model Ys to customers in Japan, Tesla Japan announced on Twitter. In June, Tesla opened up Model Y ordering for Australia and Japan. In Japan, the Model Y RWD starts at ¥6,190,000 ($46,156.97), and the Model Y Dual Motor AWD Performance costs ¥8,090,000 ($60,324.70). Tesla estimated that the delivery date was from August to September. ???

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Mullen Automotive Acquires Controlling Stake in Bollinger Motors

Electric Cars Report

Mullen Automotive announced its acquisition of a controlling interest in EV truck startup Bollinger Motors. This is Mullen’s first EV acquisition and propels the Company into the medium-duty truck classes 3-6, along with the B1 and B2 sport utility trucks. The purchase price is $148.2 million in cash and stock for a 60% controlling interest, […] The post Mullen Automotive Acquires Controlling Stake in Bollinger Motors appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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Your future camping expeditions could be in this off-road electric RV called the Adventure 1

Electrek

A Canadian EV startup called Potential Motors is working to bring a unique off-road electric RV to market in a limited volume. The company’s flagship model, called the Adventure 1, is launching this month ahead of production in 2024. It has some unique features you won’t want to miss. Check it out. more…. The post Your future camping expeditions could be in this off-road electric RV called the Adventure 1 appeared first on Electrek.

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Citroen improves smartphone connectivity on Ami 100% electric with ‘My Ami Play’

Electric Cars Report

Citroen has introduced the ‘My Ami Play’ tool to Ami 100% electric to improve smartphone connectivity onboard the urban mobility solution. Already, Citroen Ami customers can connect their phone to Ami via the DAT@AMI dongle, allowing them to access key vehicle information, such as charge level, via the My Citroen app. Now, through ‘My Ami […] The post Citroen improves smartphone connectivity on Ami 100% electric with ‘My Ami Play’ appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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Weird Alibaba: Stop me from buying this $2,100 electric army tank complete with cannon

Electrek

“Speak softly and carry a big stick” may have been Teddy R’s shtick, but how about, “Drive quietly and carry a main cannon”? With today’s big trucks and SUVs turning into an arms race of their own , that’s how I plan to commute now that I’ve found that you can buy your own electric army tank on Alibaba. This week’s entry in our Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicle of the Week series is a first for us in nearly two years – an electric land vehicle that doesn’t have wheels.

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Magna and manufacture Cartken’s autonomous delivery robots in Michigan

Electric Cars Report

Global mobility technology company, Magna, and San Francisco-based autonomous robotics company, Cartken, announced an agreement for Magna to manufacture Cartken’s autonomous delivery robot fleet to meet growing demand for last mile delivery. Manufacturing of Cartken’s Model C has begun in a Magna facility in Michigan. Production capacity is expected to ramp up over the next few months […] The post Magna and manufacture Cartken’s autonomous delivery robots in Michigan appeared first on Elec

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NIO exceeds 1,100 battery swap stations in China

CN EV Post

NIO aims to have more than 1,300 battery swap stations in China by the end of this year. The post NIO exceeds 1,100 battery swap stations in China appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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Volkswagen ID. XTREME off-road concept BEV debuts in Locarno

EV Specifications

Volkswagen presented the ID. XTREME in Ticino today, an off-road, fully electric concept car with an all-wheel drive system. It is based on the ID.4 GTX and combines the strengths of a modern SUV with the sense of adventure embodied by a rugged off-road vehicle. The ID. XTREME from Volkswagen stands for maximum emotion and a desire for adventure. The concept vehicle was created by the team of.

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CATL, BYD continue to dominate China's power battery market in Aug, despite small share declines

CN EV Post

CATL continues to rank first with a 46.79 percent share, while BYD continues to rank second with a 21.91 percent share. The post CATL, BYD continue to dominate China's power battery market in Aug, despite small share declines appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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An old Hyundai Santro petrol version converted to an electric vehicle

Bikli Waligaadi

What could be the simplest way to convert an ICE vehicle into an electric one? A few days back only. The post An old Hyundai Santro petrol version converted to an electric vehicle appeared first on Electric Vehicles_(India).

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Majority of Tesla Owners Would Consider an Apple Car

CleanTechnica EVs

And 17% of people in another survey don't know Tesla builds an EV!

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Mahindra unveiled its first electric SUV on World EV Day - the Mahindra XUV400

EV Specifications

Mahindra & Mahindra, an Indian SUV manufacturer, today took the wraps off the XUV400 electric SUV on the eve of World EV Day. Part of the Mahindra EV iconic brand XUV recently announced in the UK, the XUV400 is the first EV from Mahindra to feature the twin peaks logo with satin copper finish, giving it a distinctive presence on the road. The XUV400 is a generously sized electric SUV that boasts.

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Will The 2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV Be A Viable Competitor?

CleanTechnica EVs

The newest Chevy EV has a price tag to compete in class with the Tesla Model Y. But will it?

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