Sat.May 21, 2022

Hyundai Motor Group to build $5.54B EV plant and battery factory in Georgia

Green Car Congress

Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) entered into an agreement with the State of Georgia to build its first dedicated full electric vehicle and battery manufacturing facilities in the US. The new EV plant and battery manufacturing facilities represent an investment of approximately US$5.54 billion.

Tesla files plans for diner/drive-in theater supercharger on Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood

Electrek

Tesla has reportedly filed plans for a 29-stall supercharger and diner/drive-in theater location in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. The location is at 7001 Santa Monica Boulevard at the intersection with Orange Drive. more….

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Volkswagen global EV production network grows with launch of second German site in Emden

Green Car Congress

Volkswagen is expanding its global production network for electric vehicles by now starting to make the all-electric ID.4 in Emden. Emden is now the second site for electric vehicles in Germany following Zwickau and also joins the Chinese plants in Anting and Foshan. Chattanooga (ID.4)

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Harley-Davidson pauses production for two weeks on all models except for electric motorcycles

Electrek

Milwaukee-based motorcycle company Harley-Davidson is feeling the sting of supply-chain issues that have plagued major manufacturers for years. Now the company has been forced to pause production across all of its various motorcycles, with the exception of its LiveWire electric motorcycles. more….

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence: global battery gigafactory pipeline tops 300; China dominates

Green Car Congress

The number of gigafactories in the pipeline has surpassed 300; there is now 6,387.6 gigawatt hours (GWh) of lithium ion battery capacity in the pipeline as assessed in Benchmark Mineral Inelligence’s May 2022 Gigafactory Assessment—a 68% year-on-year increase.

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Genesis GV60 and Ford Escape PHEV reviews, dual-charge-port GM EVs, electric RVs: The Week in Reverse

Green Car Reports

Why were the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 recalled? How much emissions comes from tires, again? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending May 20, 2022.

Einride teases a sleek new trailer at inaugural Mesh conference

Electrek

During its inaugural Einride Mesh technology conference, autonomous EV freight company Einride introduced new software and hardware products.

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Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicle of the Week: Ride-on full-sized stuffed animals

Electrek

I’ll admit it – things have gotten pretty weird and wild in this column in the past.

LG Energy Solution To Produce LFP Lithium-Ion Cells In Michigan

InsideEVs

Initially, for battery energy storage systems, and potentially for EVs

Wheel-E Podcast! Juiced RipRacer riding, Ukrainian military e-bikes, cheaper Specialized e-bikes & 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.

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Tesla Full Self-Driving Beta Version 10.12 Shows Significant Progress

InsideEVs

This big update is the first one for some time and it promises more confidence for the software and new features

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Quick Charge Podcast: May 21, 2022

Electrek

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: May 21, 2022 appeared first on Electrek.

What Might Tesla's Nickel-Mining Deals Suggest About Future Strategy?

InsideEVs

Automakers simply can't produce a growing number of EVs without a mass of minerals, and nickel is key

Elon Musk: New Tesla Litigation Department Forming

CleanTechnica

Tesla is forming a new litigation department, CEO Elon Musk recently announced on Twitter. Tesla’s new litigation department will initiate and execute lawsuits, and the team will report directly to Elon Musk.

Sysco Intends To Buy Up To 800 Freightliner eCascadia

InsideEVs

The first will be deployed later this year

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In A Parallel Universe, Oil Companies Included In S&P 500 ESG Index While Tesla Kicked Out … Oh, Wait

CleanTechnica

In some weird parallel universe, Tesla was kicked out of the S&P 500 Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Index while oil companies were added to it. Oh, wait, we are in that parallel universe.

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Almost Half Of Brits Would Not Consider An Electric Car

InsideEVs

NFU Mutual study shows charging and range concerns top the reasons for sticking with petrol and diesel

EV Surge Likely After Labor Wins In Australia

CleanTechnica

Yesterday (Saturday, May 21) witnessed a historic Labor Party win in Australian federal politics. For 10 years, the Liberal federal government has denied climate change science and slow-walked the transition to renewable energy.

The Metals Company Announces Successful Trial Of Its Riser Pipe & Jumper Hose

CleanTechnica

The Metals Company and Allseas have announced the successful deepwater commissioning of its riser pipe and jumper hose. These tools are designed to lift polymetallic nodules from the seafloor to the surface.

Hyundai & Kia Plan Electric Car Ramp In Korea

CleanTechnica

Hyundai plans new EV factories in South Korea. Cars Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Canoo Hyundai Kia South Korea

Charge While You Shop, For Free — In New Zealand!

CleanTechnica

I used to love getting my Woolworths shopping docket — it had a voucher on it for 4 cents off a litre of petrol, 8 cents off if you used a Woolies-branded servo (gas station, for you Americans). Now, it is just a piece of paper, because I drive electric.

Nissan Reveals Sakura, Mitsubishi eK X EV, Obi-Wan Kenobi Collaborates with VW ID.Buzz — EV News Today

CleanTechnica

Some love the smaller cars. Yes, it’s true. Well, today you will find more to love with two new, oh-so-affordable cars in Japan. Even with its size, the Sakura is said to have a spacious interior — more than one expects — as well as ample driving range.