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Germany and EC reach agreement on inclusion of e-fuels in 2035 ZEV limits

Green Car Congress

The German government and the EU Commission reached agreement on the inclusion of internal combustion engines fueled by CO 2 -neutral fuels—eFuels—late Friday evening. The agreement clears the way for the adoption of the 100% zero emissions limits for 2035. ( Earlier post.) Early in March, Germany’s Federal Minister of Transport Dr. Volker Wissing said that Germany would not agree to the proposed compromise between the EU Commission, the Council of Ministers and the European Parliame

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Tesla Model 3 leads a nosedive in used EV prices

Green Car Reports

Used car prices have fallen sharply over the past year, led by the Tesla Model 3, according to new analysis from iSeeCars. Overall used car prices are down 4.7% from September and 8.7% from a year ago, according to the analysis, which is based on the average listing prices of over 1.8 million 1-5-year-old used car sales in Feb. 2022 and.

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IBC demonstrates highly selective high-yield direct lithium extraction from Salar de Maricunga brine

Green Car Congress

IBC Advanced Technologies, a developer of highly selective separations products, engineered systems and processes based on Molecular Recognition Technology, announced Phase One results of the Direct Lithium to Product (DLP) pilot plant currently operating at Salar de Maricunga, Chile. The Pilot Plant has undergone validation testing and begun Phase One operation, the results from which demonstrate highly selective, high-yield direct lithium extraction from brine and high water efficiency.

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2024 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid refresh will embrace sporty side

Green Car Reports

Hyundai on Sunday previewed the direction of a mid-cycle refresh due for the midsize Sonata sedan—and Sonata Hybrid—for the 2024 model year, with additional details due to be revealed on March 30. Hyundai describes the refresh as “more than a simple facelift for the current generation of the midsize Sonata sedan, which arrived in.

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

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SK On, EcoPro Materials and GEM to build battery precursor plant in South Korea

Green Car Congress

SK On will partner with Korea’s largest cathode material company EcoPro, and Chinese battery materials producer GEM to build a battery core material production facility in Saemangeum, South Korea. The three companies together will spend up on 1.21 trillion won (US$934 million) for what will be their second joint venture after the nickel MHP producing joint venture founded in Indonesia last year.

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Tesla supplier CATL to produce M3P batteries that will deliver big boost in range for EVs

The Driven EV News

CATL, the battery supplier for Tesla and a number of other big car makers, says it will begin production of new battery chemistry that deliver significant boost in range. The post Tesla supplier CATL to produce M3P batteries that will deliver big boost in range for EVs appeared first on The Driven.

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Germany–EU Spat Over E-Fuels Ends Amicably — For Now

CleanTechnica EVs

E-fuels have been at the heart of a dispute between Germany and the European Commission but it seems the problem has been solved. for now.

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XPeng begins P7i deliveries in China

CN EV Post

XPeng 's store traffic and test drives have reached new highs in recent months following the launch of the P7i, the company's management said earlier this month. | XPeng US | XPeng HK (Image credit: XPeng) XPeng (NYSE: XPEV) has begun deliveries of the P7i in China, where the sedan was officially launched earlier this month. XPeng recently began the first deliveries of the P7i, a facelift of its flagship P7 sedan, in seven cities, according to an article posted yesterday by the electric vehicl

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Electric Vehicle Range Anxiety: How Much Of A Problem Is It? How To Deal With It

CleanTechnica EVs

Most people considering an electric vehicle are most worried about running out of charge and being stranded. Basically, they premature anxiety about what is called “range anxiety.” They are also worried about where they can charge on long trips, how long charging takes, and how much will it slow them down on those cross-country trips.

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New Zealanders happy with strong fuel efficiency standards as EV uptake booms

The Driven EV News

Thanks to strong vehicle emissions standards New Zealand's EV market share has rocketed from 4% to 20% in recently months. And New Zealanders are loving it. The post New Zealanders happy with strong fuel efficiency standards as EV uptake booms appeared first on The Driven.

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

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Pininfarina involved in the design of Izera electric cars

Electric Cars Report

ElectroMobility Poland (EMP) is collaborating with renowned design house Pininfarina on the design of a model range of the Polish electric car brand Izera. Those responsible for the car design on behalf of EMP are Tadeusz Jelec and Mariusz Bekas. The companies’ collaboration involves the comprehensive design of three models: an SUV, a hatchback and […] The post Pininfarina involved in the design of Izera electric cars appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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Chery's NEV unit cuts vehicle prices by up to 10%

CN EV Post

In January-February, Chery's NEV sales were 13,293 units, down 57.6 percent from 31,367 units in the same period last year. (Image credit: Chery New Energy) Chinese auto giant Chery's new energy vehicle (NEV) division has slashed the prices of several models, becoming the latest car company to do so. Chery New Energy announced today that official guide prices for three of its NEV models has been cut by up to 9,000 yuan ($1,310) starting at 00:00 on March 27.

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Blackpink’s Jennie and Porsche team up again, this time for charity [Photos]

Teslarati

Blackpink’s Jennie is teaming up with Porsche again to raise funds for charity. Porsche plans to auction off another version of the Jennie Ruby Jane Taycan, designed by the Blackpink member. Over the weekend, Porsche Korea announced another Jennie Ruby Jane Taycan has been produced, and the German automaker plans to auction it off for charity.

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LiDAR-maker Hesai to set up software R&D headquarters in Chongqing

CN EV Post

Hesai shipped 80,462 LiDAR units for the full year 2022, up 467.5 percent year-on-year. | Hesai.US (Hesai FT120 automotive short-range LiDAR. Image from Hesai prospectus.) Shanghai-based LiDAR maker Hesai Group (NASDAQ: HSAI) signed an investment agreement with Chongqing Economic Development Zone on March 26 to build a software global R&D headquarters in the southwestern Chinese city, according to a report in Chongqing Daily today.

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

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Tesla Cybertruck not a “real truck?” What Musk’s “Blade Runner” pickup must do to get truckers’ acceptance

Teslarati

Late last month, a study conducted by AmericanTrucks revealed that about 6 out of 10 truck owners did not consider the Tesla Cybertruck a “real truck.” This was unfortunate, but it is also not surprising. The Cybertruck, after all, is so different compared to other pickups in the market, and much of its real-world capabilities are yet to be proven.

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Eight new EV brands you’ve never hears of – and they don’t come from China

EV Central

If there is one thing the popularity of Tesla proves it’s that the shift to electric vehicles has created the opportunity for new automotive brands to enter the fray. Of course, a bunch of them come from China and we’ve reported on the likes of Nio , Xpeng and Aiways in some detail. But here are some others from places you might not expect. All are aspirational and have grand plans, although not all may survive the competition and challenges of establishing a car maker.

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EV Shopping & My First EV

CleanTechnica EVs

Here's a good recent view of EV shopping and the writer's initial impressions of his first EV. Article by Mihai Beffa in Cupertino, California.

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Tesla Giga Berlin factory hits new production benchmark of 5,000 cars per week

The Driven EV News

Electric vehicle production rates at Tesla's Giga Berlin factory are growing exponentially. The post Tesla Giga Berlin factory hits new production benchmark of 5,000 cars per week appeared first on The Driven.

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CATL M3P Battery Production Begins, DOE Predicts 1000 GWh Of US-Built Batteries By 2023

CleanTechnica EVs

Battery news is everywhere this week, from CATL to LGES and more. The IRA is succeeding beyond all expectations at "reshoring" American jobs.

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Ford to build its next electric truck - Project T3 - at BlueOval City

EV Specifications

Ford is on track with construction at the BlueOval City mega-campus and poised to usher in a new era of American innovation and manufacturing. The electric vehicle and battery manufacturing campus in West Tennessee begins production in 2025 and will be home to Ford’s second-generation electric truck, code-named Project T3. The site will be capable of producing 500,000 EV trucks a year at full.

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Tesla Model S Plaid Shockingly Dominates At Drag Strip After Wreck

InsideEVs

The Model S Plaid is nearly impossible to beat, with a zero to 60 mph time of around 2 seconds and a quarter-mile time of just over 9.

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Ford Vows EV Price Competition While Cupra Ponders US Sales

CleanTechnica EVs

Ford says it plans to bring the heat in its battle for EV dominance with Tesla while Cupra is said to be eyeing the US market.

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Lexus reveals pricing and specs of its fully electric luxury RZ SUV

The Driven EV News

Lexus's first ground-up battery electric SUV is on its way with initial pricing and specs now revealed. The post Lexus reveals pricing and specs of its fully electric luxury RZ SUV appeared first on The Driven.

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Volkswagen to update Service Plan prices in April

Teslarati

Volkswagen plans to update its Service Plan prices in April. The German automaker will maintain its 2022 Service Plan prices until April 3, 2023. Volkswagen’s Service Plan offers coverage for cars under a year old, over a year old, and between 3-6 years old. VW has an all-in Service Plan for cars 3-6 years old with fewer than 100,000 miles. The All-In from Volkswagen Service Plan is currently £29,99 per month, which includes a 2-year Warranty, 2 years of Roadside Assistance, 2 services, an

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Watch Tesla Model S Drag Strip Mode In Action, Learn How It Works

InsideEVs

Tesla's Drag Strip Mode preconditions the battery and drive units to the perfect temperature for the quickest acceleration.

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Today’s Electric Vehicles Can Greatly Reduce Emissions From Driving

CleanTechnica EVs

Avoiding driving altogether is even better than driving an EV

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Seat Won't Launch Any EVs Until 2026, Will Instead Stick With Budget ICE Cars

InsideEVs

The Spanish automaker's premium sub-brand, Cupra, will focus on electric cars.

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Evansa and Noodoe Launch Carbon Credit Generating EV Charger

Noodoe

Evansa and Noodoe, EV charging solutions provider, launch South Australia's first ever carbon credit generating EV charger. The post Evansa and Noodoe Launch Carbon Credit Generating EV Charger appeared first on Noodoe - Smart Electric Vehicle Charging Solutions.

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Workplace EV Charging: Business Benefits and Considerations for Success

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Achieving mass adoption of electric vehicles (EVs), which is critically important to meeting greenhouse gas reduction goals, requires extensive growth in EV charging infrastructure — including adding chargers where people work. Workplace EV charging will become increasingly important to EV adoption as more drivers without access to home charging enter the EV marketplace.

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UK Bicycle Association To Roll Out Nationwide Battery Recycling Scheme

InsideEVs

The goal is to minimize battery waste and maximize service life while ensuring safety and sustainability.

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Gallium Nitride and Silicon Carbide Fight for Green Tech Domination

Cars That Think

Can advanced semiconductors cut emissions of greenhouse gases enough to make a difference in the struggle to halt climate change? The answer is a resounding yes. Such a change is actually well underway. Starting around 2001, the compound semiconductor gallium nitride fomented a revolution in lighting that has been, by some measures, the fastest technology shift in human history.

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Watch Pininfarina Battista Hit 222 MPH, Break Numerous Records

InsideEVs

The Battista was tested at the NATRAX high-speed track in Madhya Pradesh, India.

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Tesla supplier LGES to quadruple investment in Arizona battery plant to $5.5 billion

Teslarati

Tesla supplier LG Energy Solution plans to increase its investment in an Arizona battery plant from $1.4 billion to $5.5 billion due to the strong demand for electric vehicles. The rising demand for electric vehicles is increasing the need for battery cells, which is good for battery manufacturers. The LGES battery plant is located in Queen Creek, Arizona.

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