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NVIDIA to acquire DeepMap, enhancing mapping solutions for AVs

Green Car Congress

NVIDIA will acquire DeepMap, a startup dedicated to building high-definition maps for autonomous vehicles. Maps that are accurate to within a few meters are good enough when providing turn-by-turn directions for humans. AVs, however, require much greater precision.

First look at Tesla Model S Plaid’s “Auto Shift out of Park” in action

Teslarati

The Tesla Model S Plaid is the first car in the company’s lineup of vehicles that features a dedicated “Auto Shift” function. Auto Shift taps into Tesla’s Autopilot cameras and neural networks to determine if a vehicle should be in Drive, Neutral, Reverse, and Park.

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Si-anode company NEO Battery Materials to partner with Korea Metal Silicon

Green Car Congress

Canada-based NEO Battery Materials Ltd.—which —which intends to become a silicon anode materials supplier to the EV industry— entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with South Korean silicon powder manufacturer, Korea Metal Silicon Co.,

Model S Plaid, Ford Maverick hybrid pickup, Lexus NX plug-in hybrid, Aptera solar car: The Week in Reverse

Green Car Reports

Which EV startup sent out an SOS? Which upcoming full-size pickup has the operating footprint of an 85 mpg gasoline vehicle? Hint: It just might be electric. This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending June 12, 2021.

Roskill: surge in electrodeposited copper foil projects to meet projected EV demand

Green Car Congress

The first half of 2021 has seen a tidal wave of announcements of new electrodeposited copper foil mill projects, as well as second- and third-phase expansions at existing mills, according to market consultancy Roskill. The majority of the projects are targeted at making copper foil for lithium-ion batteries to meet demand from EVs.

Shine, A Portable Wind Turbine For Adventurers, Launches On Kickstarter

EV Obssesion

Courtesy of Aurea Technologies Recharge your electronics with the turbine that puts wind power in your backpack.

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CT legislature passes highway usage tax on heavy trucks

Green Car Congress

The Connecticut General Assembly has passed HB 6688 , a bill that imposes a highway use tax (HUT) on every carrier for operating, or causing to be operated, certain heavy, multi-unit motor vehicles (Class 8-13) on any highway (i.e., not just limited-access highways) in the state. The bill now heads to Governor Ned Lamont for signature into law; when signed, it becomes effective 1 January 2023. The HUT is calculated based on a vehicle’s weight and the number of miles driven in the state.

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DeepMap to Extend NVIDIA Mapping Products, Scale Worldwide Map Operations & Expand NVIDIA’s Full-Self Driving Expertise.

EV Obssesion

NVIDIA to Acquire DeepMap, Enhancing Mapping Solutions for the AV Industry DeepMap expected to extend NVIDIA mapping products, scale worldwide map operations and expand NVIDIA’s full-self driving expertise.

China: Wuling Hong Guang MINI EV Sales At 30,000 In May 2021

InsideEVs

Wuling is pushing forward

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Vertical Aerospace Announces Intention to become Publicly Traded Company via Merger with Broadstone Acquisition Corp.

EV Obssesion

Vertical Aerospace Announces Intention to become Publicly Traded Company via Merger with Broadstone Acquisition Corp. Investment from Microsoft’s M12, American Airlines, Avolon, Honeywell and Rolls-Royce.

First Batch Of 100 BYD Tang Heads For Norway

InsideEVs

Chinese EV manufacturers are entering the European market, starting with Norway

Part 2 – Future-proofing EV Charging with the Right Management Platform

Driivz

The six key imperatives of an EV charging management platform. The EV charging market is growing rapidly, and eMobility providers want to take advantage of it. The right EV charging infrastructure will help.

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Efficient AWD: VW ID.4 GTX In Bjorn Nyland's Range Test

InsideEVs

It basically matches the rear-wheel-drive ID.4. thanks to the induction motor in the front

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Tesla Model Y vs. Ford Mustang Mach-E Luggage Capacity Comparison

CleanTechnica

Originally posted on Tesla Oracle & EVANNEX It has been less than a year since a Tesla Model Y and Ford Mustang Mach-E were spotted side-by-side at the Ford R&D Center in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

Maserati Teases Prototype Of The New GranTurismo

InsideEVs

It will be the first 100% electric Maserati

As Predicted, Electric Vehicles Are Getting Cleaner

CleanTechnica

Courtesy of Union Of Concerned Scientists, The Equation. By Elliott Negin As electric vehicle (EV) aficionados like to say, the cleaner the grid, the cleaner the EV. That certainly rings true.

Watch Two Tesla Roadsters Compete In A Top Speed Attempt

InsideEVs

Which Tesla Roadster is the fastest

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