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Natron collaborates with Clarios on first mass manufacturing of Sodium-ion batteries

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Natron Energy, a manufacturer of sodium-ion batteries, and Clarios International Inc., a manufacturer of low-voltage advanced battery technologies for mobility, will collaborate to manufacture the first mass-produced sodium-ion batteries.

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Elon Musk’s Starlink adds portability option for an additional $25 per month


Starlink added a portability option for an additional $25 per month. The feature allows users to bring their satellite dishes with them to use Starlink’s internet service in areas where the company actively provides coverage.


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Emissions Analytics study shows GPFs make a big difference

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A recent study by leading UK-based independent emissions testing company Emissions Analytics tested four apparently similar pairs of gasoline-fueled vehicles between the US (without gasoline particulate filters (GPFs)) and Europe (with GPFs).

Hyundai Ioniq 5 road-trip charging: Don't seek out 350-kw connectors, 150 kw might be just as fast

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Part of what makes the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and its close cousin, the Kia EV6, so noteworthy in the market is that they’re capable of taking advantage of 350-kw CCS connectors, and their faster-charging power levels allowed by 800-volt charging systems.

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Goodyear releases its first city transit tires made with sustainable soybean oil compound

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The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company announced an important step in its global journey to fully replace petroleum-derived oils by 2040.

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Report: Tesla adds swiveling screen to yoke-equipped Model S

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The Tesla Model S is leaving the factory with swiveling central touchscreens, according to multiple owner reports. Tesla recently gave the Model S (and Model X) a significant interior update that included a steering yoke, but it hasn't confirmed the swiveling screen.

Sila to set up automotive-scale silicon-based anode materials plant in Washington state

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Sila, a next-generation battery materials company, has purchased a facility with more than 600,000 square feet of space located in Moses Lake, WA to be used to manufacture Sila’s lithium-ion anode materials at automotive volumes and quality. Powered with hydropower, the facility is located on 160-acres of land close to rail lines for convenient and efficient shipping.

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Group14 raises $400M in Series C; Porsche leads with $100M

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Group14 Technologies, a global manufacturer and supplier of advanced silicon-carbon technology for lithium-silicon batteries, raised $400 million in Series C funding led by Porsche AG with participation from OMERS Capital Markets, Decarbonization Partners, Riverstone Holdings LLC, Vsquared Ventures, Moore Strategic Ventures, and other large institutional investors.

Nikola Q1 2022 results: 11 Tre BEVs delivered, potential orders to sell out the rest of the year


Nikola Corporation shared its Q1 results for 2022 and things are looking up. In addition to a small but noteworthy gross profit, the previously ill-famed commercial EV manufacturer began delivering some BEVs and has purchase orders (POs) or letters of intent (LOIs) for hundreds more.

Qualcomm to supply Volkswagen Group’s CARIAD with SoCs for assisted and autonomous driving up to Level 4

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CARIAD, the Volkswagen Group’s software company, will look to Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. to supply system-on-chips (SoCs) for CARIAD’s software platform designed to enable assisted and automated driving functions up to Level 4. The SoCs from Qualcomm Technologies’ Snapdragon Ride Platform portfolio will be an important hardware component in CARIAD’s standardized and scalable compute platform, which are targeted for Group vehicles from the middle of the decade.

Twitter discouraged from building HQ in Florida by Governor DeSantis


Florida Governor Ron DeSantis discouraged Twitter from establishing a headquarters in Florida — despite supporting Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover.

GM and INRIX partner on SaaS-based road safety solution

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General Motors and INRIX, a leader in mobility analytics and connected car services, are collaborating to develop safety solutions to help transportation and planning agencies achieve road safety goals.

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Tesla swivel, Hyundai Ioniq 5 and 350 kw, electrified Volvos, Fisker 550-mile EV sports car: Today’s Car News

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Tesla may be adding swiveling screens to Model S and Model X. The Volvo lineup is entirely electrified—sort of. Fisker is working on a 550-mile electric sports car. And is it worth seeking out a 350-kw fast-charging connector with a Hyundai Ioniq 5 or Kia EV6?

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J.D. Power: EV start-ups struggle to offer functionality of Tesla, mass-market brands in vehicle smartphone apps

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Usage of an auto manufacturer’s mobile app remains high, according to the newly released J.D. Power OEM EV App Benchmark Study. Even though app usage by owners of gasoline-powered vehicles has increased during recent years, owners of electric vehicles (EVs) are still more likely to use their app on a more regular basis, especially for needs such as checking range information or viewing active charging status.

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Riding the tide

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Charlotte chapter meets new challenges from the increase in EV demand. CEVA President Jess Montgomery.

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Bosch to begin developing electrolyzer components; €500M investment by end of decade

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Bosch is branching out into the development of components for electrolyzers, which use electrolysis to split water into hydrogen and oxygen. Ideally, the electricity for this purpose is generated from renewable sources such as wind or photovoltaic power, in which case the result is known as “green hydrogen”.

Review: New Apollo City 2022 electric scooter, built using the e-scooter community’s feedback


I recently had the chance to put some good miles on the newly unveiled 2022 Apollo City electric scooter to see what makes the latest version of this awesome new scooter so special.

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Tesla Giga Texas interviews Bastrop ISD students for jobs


Tesla Gigafactory Texas has been busy interviewing Bastrop Independent School District seniors. It has been tapping into local talent to fill job openings. Tesla interviewed 70 high school seniors on Thursday, May 5, and has been recruiting from the local talent pool for the past three weeks.

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Daimler Truck becomes latest investor in Apex.AI to use its safety-certified software


Global commercial EV manufacturer Daimler Truck has made a minority investment in Apex.AI – a mobility software developer that provides a software development kit (SDK) for OEMs looking to implement complex AI and/or autonomous driving technology throughout their vehicles.

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Elon Musk expected to be Twitter’s CEO temporarily, Tesla shares drop


Elon Musk is expected to assume the role of Twitter CEO at least temporarily after his $44 billion acquisition of the social media platform is complete, sources said.

Elon Musk will take over Twitter CEO role, but not for long – we’ve heard this before, haven’t we?


Elon Musk will reportedly take over the role of CEO at Twitter after the acquisition is complete, but the plan is to not hold it for long. Where have we heard that before? more….


SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket goes vertical for 44th Starlink launch


A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket has gone vertical at Kennedy Space Center Pad 39A ahead of the company’s 18th launch this year and 44th dedicated Starlink launch overall. Known as Starlink 4-17, the mission will kick off up to four Starlink launches planned for May 2022.

Bird’s V-frame e-bike is a great Mother’s Day gift at $300 off, more in New Green Deals


With Mother’s Day just around the corner, you might be shopping for a last-minute present for mom. Bird’s e-bike is the perfect gift, as today’s deal centers around the V-frame model that foregoes the upper bar to make it easier to get on.

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Bill Gates is skeptical about Elon Musk’s vision for Twitter: “He could make it worse”


During The Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council Summit, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates stated that he has reservations about Elon Musk’s motivations for purchasing Twitter.

Driving electric in the south – it’s possible, but charging infrastructure needs to expand


Last month, I set out on a road trip in a Ford Mustang Mach-E in the south of the US from Asheville, North Carolina to Jackson, Mississippi, and back to see if the traditionally more conservative region is ready for the electric revolution. Here’s my account of the experience. more….

SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft departs space station with NASA, ESA astronauts


For the second time in ten days, a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft has undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) and is on its way back to Earth.

Lucid Motors Q1 2022 report: 360 EVs delivered, Air price hikes coming June 1


American EV automaker Lucid Motors shared its Q1 numbers for 2022, today reporting nearly $58 million in revenue despite a slow uptick of deliveries. Additionally, Lucid announced substantial price increases to multiple trims of its Air sedan for any new reservations beginning June 1. more….

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Tesla Cybertruck becomes mobile refreshment unit for Giga Texas’ workers


The Tesla Cybertruck may not be in production yet, but it is already being used around some of the company’s facilities.

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Would a Cash for Clunkers program speed up electric vehicle adoption?


A Cash for Clunkers program would see EV buyers retire their gas cars for a cash incentive rather than a trade-in. Would it be more effective? New research from the MIT Sloan School of Management and the Penn State Smeal College of Business found that it would be. more….

Elon Musk secures $7B more for Twitter buyout, Larry Ellison pitches in $1B


It appears that Tesla CEO Elon Musk is gathering more help for his impending buyout of social media platform Twitter. As per an SEC filing on Thursday, Musk has been able to secure $7.14 billion more in new financing commitments for his Twitter bid.

Battery giant and Tesla supplier CATL falls on limited profits due to higher material costs


CATL, the largest EV battery manufacturer and a major supplier for Tesla, saw its stock fall after reporting limited profits due to higher battery material costs. more…. The post Battery giant and Tesla supplier CATL falls on limited profits due to higher material costs appeared first on Electrek.

Tesla Giga Berlin will reportedly expand by 30 percent to make way for future operations


Tesla is reportedly planning to expand operations at Gigafactory Berlin in Germany. New reports suggest the automaker will make a massive purchase of 100 additional hectares of land near its production facility, known as Gigafactory Berlin, in Grünheide.

Volta Trucks confirms it’s bringing its electric trucks to the US beginning in mid-2023


Commercial EV manufacturer Volta Trucks has shared a roadmap outlining plans to bring its all-electric Zero trucks to the United States next year. Its strategy will include the 16-ton Volta Zero truck to begin, followed by Class 5 and 6 variants.

GM CEO Barra leans on price parity to take out Tesla in race to EV superiority


General Motors CEO Mary Barra has plans to catch Tesla by mid-decade, and she plans to lean on cheaper electric vehicles that are more comparable in price to gas cars to do it. Ultimately, Barra plans to be out-manufacturing and out-selling everyone, including Tesla, by the mid-2020s.

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Tesla is looking to expand at Giga Berlin with new land acquisition


Tesla is reportedly looking to expand at Gigafactory Berlin with the acquisition of a piece of land adjacent to the plant. more…. The post Tesla is looking to expand at Giga Berlin with new land acquisition appeared first on Electrek.

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Lucid reports Q1 2022 Earnings tonight: Here’s What to Expect


Lucid Group ( NASDAQ: LCID ) will report its earnings for the first quarter of 2022 this evening after market close. Analysts are expecting several things from the electric automaker, which completed first deliveries of its introductory EV, the Lucid Air Dream Edition, last October.

Downtown Portland’s Portland Astoria Charges Up with SemaConnect

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Greystar’s luxury apartment community in the heart of downtown Portland adds four new electric vehicle charging stations for residents. The post Downtown Portland’s Portland Astoria Charges Up with SemaConnect appeared first on Smart Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations. Press Releases