Thu.Apr 14, 2022

Second-generation Kia Niro debuts in hybrid, PHEV and EV variants

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The all-new Kia Niro CUV made its North American debut at the New York International Auto Show. The 2023 Niro will launch in the United States with three electrified powertrains: hybrid electric (HEV), plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and all-electric (EV). All Niro models are front-wheel-drive.

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Mercedes Vision EQXX concept completes 626-mile trip on a single charge

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The Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX concept completed a 626-mile trip on a single charge, the automaker announced Wednesday in a press release. The car averaged energy consumption of 7.1

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Bridgestone partners with LanzaTech on end-of-life tire recycling technologies

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Bridgestone Americas is partnering with LanzaTech to address end-of-life tire waste.

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Kia reveals redesigned 2023 Niro EV, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid

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Kia on Wednesday, at the New York auto show, revealed a completely redesigned lineup of 2023 Niro models—including hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and EV versions.

Hexagon study finds automakers prioritizing EV range and cost over carbon footprint

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Independent research into electric vehicle (EV) development has found that most automotive companies are more focused on improving electric car range and reducing costs than improving the vehicles’ carbon footprint, despite mounting scrutiny of their hidden environmental impacts.

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The Boring Company’s San Antonio Loop negotiations are inching forward


The Boring Company is currently engaging with San Antonio leaders to explore and potentially pursue an underground transportation tunnel system. Similar to the Las Vegas Convention Center Loop, the San Antonio project could utilize a fleet of Teslas.

Mercedes-Benz VISION EQXX covers more than 621 miles on single charge

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Traveling from Sindelfingen across the Swiss Alps and Northern Italy, to its destination of Cassis on the Côte d’Azur, the VISION EQXX electric concept ( earlier post ) from Mercedes-Benz covered more than 1,000 km (621 miles) in everyday traffic on a single battery charge.

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PsiQuantum, Mercedes-Benz R&D: fault-tolerant quantum computing can accelerate battery designs

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PsiQuantum, a company building the first utility-scale quantum computer, with a colleague from Mercedes-Benz R&D, has published an open-access paper in Physical Review Research describing how fault-tolerant quantum computing can accelerate battery designs, including Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries (LiB), the most ubiquitous technology for electric vehicle battery design today.

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Tesla’s Elon Musk promises to “unlock” Twitter in proposed $43B takeover


Elon Musk’s Twitter saga just got a lot more interesting, with the Tesla CEO recently proposing a $43 billion takeover of the social media platform. Musk noted that Twitter has extraordinary potential, and he will be unlocking it. Musk placed an offer of $54.20

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BC to open office to accelerate hydrogen deployment

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The Canadian province of British Columbia is establishing an office to expand hydrogen deployment rapidly and to streamline projects from proposal to construction. The BC Hydrogen Office will work with federal and local governments to help attract investments and simplify the multi-jurisdictional review and permitting processes. There are already 40 hydrogen projects proposed or under construction in BC with more on the way. These projects represent $4.8

Twitter acknowledges Elon Musk’s “unsolicited, non-binding” $43B offer


Twitter has acknowledged Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s $43 recent billion acquisition offer, which was outlined in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Energy and environmental costs of flying around closed airspaces

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by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. Because of the war in Ukraine, many international flights of various airlines are currently affected by the closed airspaces. Specifically, they are forced to take longer routes that avoid these airspaces, increasing the total fuel consumed. Moreover, some of them also need to reduce the number of passengers because they are now required to carry extra fuel and food, further increasing the fuel consumed per passenger.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk makes ‘final offer’ to buy Twitter and take it private


Tesla CEO Elon Musk has sent an official offer to buy Twitter and sent it as an ultimatum as he basically threatens to sell his shares if the offer is not accepted. And the saga continues. more….

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H2X engages with KTM Technologies to create lightweight vehicle origami chassis

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Australia-based hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle manufacturer H2X has entered into a partnership with KTM Technologies to create a lightweight and inexpensive origami chassis. KTM is Europe’s largest motorcycle OEM and a leader in the off-road market. KTM Technologies will work with the H2X team to design and develop its vehicle chassis and construction programs.

Rivian R1T electric pickup spotted impressively pulling semi truck stuck on the side of the road


A Rivian R1T electric pickup has been spotted impressively pulling a semi truck that appeared to have gotten itself stuck on the side of the road. more…. The post Rivian R1T electric pickup spotted impressively pulling semi truck stuck on the side of the road appeared first on Electrek.

VinFast and Electrify America announce charging agreement and mobile app integration for electric vehicles

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At the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS 2022), VinFast and Electrify America announced an agreement to provide owners of VinFast electric vehicles with two complimentary charging sessions along with access to Electrify America’s coast-to-coast network in the VinFast mobile app. This cooperation further affirms VinFast’s determination to enter the US market, providing a smart driving experience for all customers.

Rivian’s new sustainability officer has a successful track record of environmental prioritization


Rivian Automotive announced it has hired Anisa Kamadoli Costa as its first-ever Chief Sustainability Officer, bringing a proven and successful track record of environmental prioritization to the electric automaker.

Envision AESC investing $2B to build 30 GWh gigafactory in Kentucky; potential to expand to 40 GWh

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Envision AESC, a leading Japanese electric vehicle battery technology company, will invest $2 billion to build a new gigafactory in the Kentucky Transpark in Bowling Green, Warren County. The 30GWh plant will create 2,000 skilled jobs in the region, producing battery cells and modules to power the next generation EVs produced for multiple global automotive manufacturers.

SpaceX, NASA refine Crew-4 launch date as Axiom astronauts focus on science


SpaceX and NASA have delayed Crew Dragon’s fourth operational Commercial Crew launch for the fifth time as four private Axiom Space astronauts begin their fifth day aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

France’s first offshore wind farm now has its first wind turbine


GE Renewable Energy announced yesterday on Twitter that the first GE Haliade 150-6 megawatt (MW) wind turbine has now been installed at St. Nazaire, France’s first offshore wind farm. more…. The post France’s first offshore wind farm now has its first wind turbine appeared first on Electrek.

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Elon Musk loses position as Twitter’s top shareholder, board ponders $43B bid


Tesla CEO Elon Musk has officially lost his position as Twitter’s largest shareholder after Vanguard Group upped its stake in the social media company. The news comes as Twitter’s Board currently ponders a proposition from Musk, who offered to buy the platform for roughly $43 billion.

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Bollinger kicks off venture into commercial EVs by developing and piloting walk-in vans for Con Edison


Bollinger Motors made an appearance alongside energy company Con Edison at the New York International Auto Show, displaying its ill-fated B2 pickup. However, following recent news of its pivot to commercial EVs, Bollinger shared that it will develop a Class 3 walk-in van prototype for Con Edison.

Analysis: Prices on used hybrids and EVs are up more than a third vs. a year ago

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With increased gas prices driving demand for fuel-efficient vehicles, the average prices for used hybrids and electric cars rose significantly in March compared to the same month last year, according to new analysis from iSeeCars.

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Here are the best electric bikes you can buy at every price level in April 2022


While some outlets just scrape the web to hawk random e-bikes, Electrek has spent countless hours performing detailed hands-on testing of hundreds of electric bicycles. That has helped us find the best electric bikes on the market for just about any budget.

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Elon Musk blasts the SEC for 2018 decree: ‘That’s like having a gun to your child’s head’


Tesla CEO Elon Musk detailed the “precarious” situation the electric automaker was in as he contemplated the Securities and Exchange Committee’s consent decree from 2018. Musk said that not agreeing to the SEC’s terms would have ended Tesla’s ability to obtain working capital from financial institutions, killing the company. “It’s like having a gun to your child’s head,” Musk said.

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Quick Charge Podcast: April 14, 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: April 14, 2022 appeared first on Electrek.

Elon Musk has a ‘Plan B’ as Twitter board ponders ‘poison pill’


Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that if Twitter’s board does not accept the terms of his buyout offer, there is a “Plan B.” ” During Musk’s appearance at TED 2022 , the Tesla CEO, who is also Twitter’s largest shareholder, was grilled about his proposal to buy the social media platform at $54.20 per share on Thursday morning. While Musk detailed his request to buy Twitter was driven by the need for an “ inclusive arena for free speech. ”.

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Toyota to launch an electrified SUV version of its Crown sedan, the first Toyota exported to the US in the 1950s


A recent report out of Tokyo says that Toyota is working on an SUV version of its Crown sedan, arriving in hybrid, PHEV, and fully-electric versions for its home country in addition to exports of some versions to China and North America.

Tesla starts accepting investor questions for its Q1 2022 earnings call


Tesla ( NASDAQ:TSLA ) is expected to hold its Q1 2022 earnings call on April 20, 2022. The event, which would be held at 4:30 p.m. Central Time / 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time, will feature a discussion of the company’s performance in the first quarter, as well as its outlook. Tesla CEO Elon Musk was present in the previous earnings call, but he is yet to announce if he will be attending the upcoming Q1 2022 Q&A session. .

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Elon Musk says JB Straubel should have been Tesla’s only other cofounder, dredging up the past


Dredging up the past, Elon Musk said today that “starting Tesla” with the two original cofounders instead of just JB Straubel was the “worst decision” of his business career. The comment brings back to light Tesla’s controversial founding. more….

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Tesla and other EVs’ strong sales helped drop Europe’s CO2 emissions in 2021


A recent report from market trend analysis firm JATO Dynamics has revealed that Tesla’s strong sales in Europe, coupled with the introduction of more environmentally-friendly SUVs, have helped drive a 16% reduction in CO2 emissions among new vehicles sold across the region in 2021.

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How Ideanomics and Energica are putting electric motorcycle technology into everything else


After electric vehicle company Ideanomics celebrated its successful acquiring of Italian electric motorcycle company Energica last month, the duo hosted an investor and analyst day at the Nasdaq this week. With Electrek in attendance, we heard first hand from the leaders of the two companies about how Energica’s industry-leading technology will now benefit Ideanomics other electric vehicle verticals, and vice versa. . Oh, and we snagged a pretty awesome ride on a 150 hp electric motorcycle too.

Volkswagen’s electric vehicle sales soar in Q1, led comfortably by ID.4


Volkswagen AG reported sales of its all-electric vehicle models increased 65 percent in the first quarter of 2022 compared to the same period a year ago. The ID.4 all-electric crossover was the group’s most popular EV by a comfortable margin, outselling the second-place ID.3 by over 17,000 units. Volkswagen’s continuing transition to a lineup predominantly composed of electric powertrains moves forward with the new sales figures.

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Proterra launches a ZX5 Max electric bus with more than 300 miles of range


Burlingame, California-headquartered Proterra , which builds electric commercial vehicles, today announced that it’s increasing the battery storage onboard its purpose-built ZX5 Max electric transit bus – and that means more range. more…. The post Proterra launches a ZX5 Max electric bus with more than 300 miles of range appeared first on Electrek.

Elon Musk’s Boring Company gets shorter operating agreement for LVCC Loop


The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) recently decided to shorten its operating agreement with Elon Musk’s Boring Company with regards to the operation and maintenance of the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) Loop. The Boring Company currently operates the LVCC Loop, which allows visitors to travel within the Las Vegas Convention Center campus.

Tesla manages to get $137 million award for racial abuse slashed to $15 million


Tesla has managed to convince a judge to slash the historic $137 million award it was supposed to pay a former employee as part of a racial abuse lawsuit to $15 million. more…. The post Tesla manages to get $137 million award for racial abuse slashed to $15 million appeared first on Electrek.

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Yamaha introduces the NEO and E01 electric scooters in India

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As we all know many manufacturers are in a race to develop Two wheels and now Yamaha is also trying to introduce its new brand two-wheeler into the Ev market, Yamaha is well-known for all in petrol 2 wheeler here if we look into the EV space there are few major two-wheeler Ev’s like Bajaj, TVS, Ola and few more.

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