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New 2023 Toyota Sequoia full-size SUV comes standard with Hybrid i-FORCE MAX Powertrain

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Toyota has unveiled the all-new third-generation 2023 Sequoia full-size SUV. All 2023 Sequoias will feature the powerful twin-turbo V6 hybrid i-FORCE MAX powertrain. First unveiled on Tundra, this exceptional hybrid produces 437 horsepower and 583 lb.-ft. of torque. Earlier post.).

GM: 1 million EVs in North America annually by 2025—including 600,000 electric trucks

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General Motors on Tuesday issued an update on its EV plans, including confirmation of two Michigan sites for EV manufacturing and battery production.

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Volvo Trucks launches unique safety features for its electric trucks: Active Grip Control

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Volvo Trucks has introduced a new, patented safety feature for electric trucks: Active Grip Control. The new technology significantly improves stability, acceleration and braking in slippery conditions.

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2022 Kia EV6 starts at $42,115, gets an EPA-rated 310 miles in some versions

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Kia on Tuesday released pricing information for its 2022 EV6 electric car, which starts arriving at dealerships in February. The 2022 Kia EV6 starts at $42,115 in base form, which makes it slightly more than the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Volkswagen ID.4

ArcelorMittal makes US$5M investment in H2Pro to support novel new water-splitting technology E-TAC

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Steelmaker ArcelorMittal has made a US$5-million investment in H2Pro through its XCarb innovation fund, bringing the fund’s total investment commitments to US$180 million since its launch in March 2021.

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Tesla confirms Cybertruck, Roadster, and Semi pushed until 2023

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During its 2021 Q4 earnings call Wednesday afternoon, Tesla confirmed that the wait for any new products from the company would stretch into next year. That means the earliest we will see a Cybertruck, Roadster, or Semi is 2023.

Oshkosh Defense unveils silent drive hybrid electric JLTV

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Oshkosh Defense, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Oshkosh Corporation, unveiled the first silent drive hybrid-electric Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV), the eJLTV.

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Kia 2022 EV6 has starting price of $40,900

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Kia America announced that pricing for the 2022 EV6, the brand’s first dedicated all-electric model, will start at $40,900, with a net price of $33,400 after the $7,500 federal electric vehicle tax credit. The EV6 offers a choice of two battery packs: 58.0 kWh and 77.4 The EV6 with the 77.4

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SpaceX navy deploys for back-to-back Italian radar satellite, Starlink launches

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Continuing what appears to be SpaceX’s preferred pace of activity in 2022, several ships in the company’s navy have deployed to support two Falcon 9 launches scheduled later this week.

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Commerce Department releases findings from risks in semiconductor supply chin RFI

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The US Department of Commerce released the results from the Risks in the Semiconductor Supply Chain Request for Information (RFI) issued in Sept. Key findings from the report provided data-driven information about the depths of the semiconductor shortage.

Tesla says it’s still working to finalize Gigafactory Berlin, Texas production timelines

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Tesla has updated the production timelines for Gigafactory Berlin and Gigafactory Texas, the company’s two new production facilities.

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Comau delivers high-volume electric drive assembly line to Geely Veremt to double its automation rate

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Comau, a member of Stellantis, has developed and deployed an automated e-drive assembly line for Geely Automobile Holdings at its Geely Veremt plant in Ningbo (China), for the end-to-end assembly of the electric motor, gearbox and inverter.

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Tesla delays Cybertruck production due to supply chain constraints; new timeline is vague

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Tesla confirmed today that it is delaying the start of Cybertruck production as supply chain issues, especially the chip shortage, would limit volumes significantly. The new timeline is now quite vague.

GM investing $6.6B in Michigan to ramp up battery cell and electric truck manufacturing

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General Motors will invest more than $7 billion in four Michigan manufacturing sites, significantly increasing battery cell and electric truck manufacturing capacity. This is the single largest investment announcement in GM history. The investment includes construction of a new Ultium Cells battery cell plant in Lansing with LG and the conversion of GM’s assembly plant in Orion Township, Michigan for production of the Chevrolet Silverado EV and the electric GMC Sierra.

Lordstown Endurance electric pickups will be delivered in 2022, claims Foxconn chairman

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Lordstown will begin delivering electric pickup trucks this year, according to the chairman of Foxconn, the company that now owns the EV startup's Ohio factory.

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Bosch and Volkswagen Group subsidiary Cariad agree on extensive partnership for automated driving; standardized software platform

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Bosch and the Volkswagen Group subsidiary Cariad have agreed to form an extensive partnership to accelerate the introduction of automated driving functions across all vehicle classes. The companies want to make partially and highly automated driving suitable for volume production, and thus available to the broad mass of consumers.

Kia EV6 pricing, Made-in-Michigan GM EVs, Foxconn’s Lordstown: Today’s Car News

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Foxconn is getting ready to help make the Lordstown Endurance electric truck. The Kia EV6 costs a little more than its Ioniq 5 cousin. And GM reveals a next big step toward scaling up electric truck production. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

Tesla rolls out regenerative braking improvements for Autopilot with Software 2022.4

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Tesla has released a new software update, Version 2022.4, which includes regenerative braking improvements when Autopilot is activated. “Autopilot will now use more regenerative braking at low speeds for higher efficiency and an improved driving experience, especially in stop-and-go traffic.

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Tesla unveils fleet of new ‘Tesla Semi’ electric trucks

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Tesla has quietly unveiled a fleet of new ‘Tesla Semi’ electric trucks as part of its new financial result report. Yet, there’s no word on the status of production and customer deliveries.

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LIVE BLOG: Tesla (TSLA) Q4 and Full Year 2021 earnings call summary

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Tesla’s ( NASDAQ:TSLA ) fourth-quarter and full-year earnings call comes on the heels of a breakthrough quarter that saw the company grow its revenue by 65% YoY in Q4 to $17.7 billion while improving its operating income to $2.6 billion.

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Tesla confirms Model Y production started at Gigafactory Texas, now working on final certification

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Tesla confirmed that Model Y production started at Gigafactory Texas late in 2021, and now the company is working on “final certification” for the new version of the electric SUV being built at the new factory.

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Tesla Model Y from Giga Texas will equip Structural Battery Pack, 4680 cells

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Tesla’s Gigafactory Texas-built Model Y will equip the company’s Structural Battery Pack and revolutionary 4680 cells, CEO Elon Musk confirmed on the company’s Q4 2021 Earnings Call.

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Tesla demonstrates how its HEPA filter and bioweapon defense mode can keep cabin air clean in new video

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Tesla released an interesting new video demonstration to visualize how its HEPA filter and bioweapon defense mode in the Model Y can keep cabin air clean. Watch it below.

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Elon Musk confident Tesla Full Self-Driving will be finished by end of 2022

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk said during the Q4 2021 Earnings Call that he is confident the company’s Full Self-Driving suite will be finished by 2022. Musk was extremely confident in his prediction, stating he will be “shocked” if Tesla does not complete FSD by the end of the year.

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Tesla (TSLA) releases Q4 2021 financial results: beat expectations with over $2 billion in profit

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Tesla (TSLA) has released its financial results and shareholders letter for the fourth quarter of 2021, and consequently for its full-year 2021, after market close today.

Tesla Model Y will officially begin UK deliveries in February

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Tesla will launch the arrival of the Model Y all-electric crossover in the United Kingdom with a special delivery event at the Horizon Cruise Terminal in Southampton on Saturday, February 19.

Tesla AI Director: ‘I believe ‘Tesla Bot’ is on track to become the most powerful AI development platform’

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Tesla’s Director of Artificial Intelligence, Andrej Karpathy, says that he believes ‘Tesla Bot’ is “on track to become the most powerful AI development platform.”

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Tesla could clarify plans for ‘awesome’ and mysterious new Cybertruck prototype during Q4 call

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Elon Musk said that he’s been driving the latest Cybertruck prototype around Tesla’s new factory in Austin, Texas, describing the revised all-electric pickup as “awesome.”

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Burned out: it’s looking more and more certain that the Chevy Bolt is dead

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GM’s troubled Chevrolet Bolt and Bolt EUV models have been out of production for months, and more and more evidence points to the fact that Bolt production at GM’s Orion plant, if it ever does restart , won’t last long.

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Tesla (TSLA) Q4 and FY 2021 earnings results: Revenue and EPS beat on most impressive quarter to date

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Tesla’s ( NASDAQ:TSLA ) fourth-quarter and full-year 2021 earnings saw the company post its most impressive quarter yet. The results, which were discussed in the Q4 and FY 2021 Update Letter, were released after the closing bell on Wednesday, January 26, 2022.

Electric bicycles are now outselling electric cars and plug-in hybrids combined in the US

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Electric bicycle sales have been on a skyward trajectory since early in the pandemic, and new numbers show they are selling more units than electric cars and plug-in hybrids combined.

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Ford’s Farley commits to 600k units in 22 months: ‘I think we’re one of the first to scale’

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Ford Motor Company CEO Jim Farley said the Detroit automaker is committed to delivering 600,000 all-electric vehicles within the next 22 months.

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Europe’s largest grid-connected battery storage facilities will be set up in Scotland

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Toronto-headquartered global energy transition platform Amp Energy is going to build what will be known as the Scottish Green Battery Complex. They will be the two largest grid-connected battery storage facilities in Europe.

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Tesla Q4 and Full Year 2021 Earnings Call: Product Roadmap Updates, Wall Street Estimates

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Tesla ( NASDAQ: TSLA ) will report its Earnings for Q4 2021 and the 2021 Fiscal Year later today at 5:30 PM EST, 4:30 PM CST via a webcast on the Tesla Investor Relations website.

Rivian paused production earlier this month to hone its manufacturing processes, hoping to ramp up output to 200 EVs a week

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American automaker Rivian reportedly halted its production lines in Illinois to fix some issues and streamline its manufacturing processes.

MINI now offering factory EV conversions of classic Mini

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MINI Recharged: MINI offering fully electric conversion of its classic model

This hydrogen-powered racer is set to take on Porsches and Lambos, but what’s the point?

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Students at TU Delft presented hydrogen fuel cell powered prototype with its top speed of more than 300 kph, the “Forze IX” is set to compete against ICE Porsches and Lamborghinis in an endurance race on the Zandvoort circuit in the Netherlands. But, win or lose – will it matter?