Wed.May 18, 2022

Fully electric Genesis GV60 arrives in US starting at $58,890

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Genesis Motor America announced the start of sales of its first electric vehicle, the GV60 ( earlier post ). The Genesis GV60 enters the US market with a number of available world-first automotive features, including Face Connect and a Crystal Sphere.

Electric Mercedes G-Class SUV is due to get high-energy-density silicon anode battery chemistry

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An upcoming electric version of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class SUV will use silicon anode battery chemistry from American firm Sila, Mercedes confirmed Tuesday in a press release.


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Toyota, Air Liquide and CaetanoBus partner to accelerate the development of hydrogen mobility in Europe

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Air Liquide, CaetanoBus and Toyota Motor Europe have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the aim of developing integrated hydrogen solutions. This will include infrastructure development and vehicle fleets to accelerate the expansion of hydrogen mobility for both light- and heavy-duty vehicles.

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DOE hydrogen hubs might be as dirty as coal if clean hydrogen isn't defined, experts caution

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Federally funded hydrogen hubs have the potential to reduce emissions, but could also be as dirty as coal without proper oversight, a group of experts warned.

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Hyundai, Kia recalling certain 2022 Ioniq 5 and EV6 EVs over software error in shifter control possibly resulting in rollaway

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Hyundai Motor America (HMA) and Kia Motor America (KMA) are recalling certain 2022 Ioniq 5 and 2022 EV6 vehicles , respectively, because a software error in the Shifter Control Unit (SCU) may disengage the parking mechanism, which can allow the vehicle to roll away. For the Ioniq 5, drivers are recommended to use the Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) when parking their vehicles until the remedy has been performed.

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GM-based Prologue electric SUV teased: First Honda EV for widespread US availability

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Honda has released a sketch of its upcoming fully electric SUV, to be called Prologue and arriving in 2024.

Mercedes-Benz to incorporate Sila’s Si anode chemistry in batteries for the electric G-Class; > 800 Wh/l on cell level

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Mercedes-Benz will work with Sila , a next-generation battery materials company ( earlier post ), to incorporate Sila's silicon anode chemistry in batteries which are optionally available for the first time in the upcoming electric Mercedes-Benz G-Class. This will add another innovative cell chemistry to the Mercedes-Benz battery portfolio. The innovative high-silicon anode material will increase the energy density of batteries without compromising safety or other performance parameters.

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Cobalt Market Report: EVs become the major driving force for cobalt demand growth in 2021

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The Cobalt Institute’s Cobalt Market Report 2021 , prepared by CRU, confirms the role of cobalt as one the key commodities of the green future, due to the rapid growth of the lithium-ion battery market and a strong global uptake of electric vehicles.

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Tesla Bot prototype sneak peak scheduled for AI Day #2 this August


With the announcement that Tesla is holding an “AI Day 2.0” ” of sorts this coming August 19, CEO Elon Musk has posted some interesting tidbits about the upcoming event.

ŠKODA AUTO launches production of MEB battery systems at Mladá Boleslav headquarters

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ŠKODA AUTO has started manufacturing battery systems for all-electric vehicles based on the Volkswagen Group’s Modular Electrification Toolkit (MEB) in Mladá Boleslav. This makes the car manufacturer’s main plant the only production facility for MEB battery systems in Europe outside Germany.

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Ford Escape PHEV review, electric G-Class battery tech, “clean” hydrogen hubs: Today’s Car News

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The electric G-Class will get energy-dense batteries. Federal hydrogen hubs should get more scrutiny over how they're making hydrogen, experts say. And does the Ford Escape PHEV deliver an experience that makes sense next to Ford's excellent EVs? This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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BMW i Ventures announces lead investment in Mangrove Lithium Series A; green lithium refining technology

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BMW i Ventures announced a lead investment in the Series A-1 financing round of Vancouver-based Mangrove Lithium.

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Review: 2022 Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid lacks Lightning allure

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Ford knows plug-in hybrids well. Nearly a decade ago it offered a smart set of Energi models proving that drivers were eager to plug in. With a Fusion sedan and C-Max hatchback, those Energi products were the perfect on-ramp for the electric vehicles we assumed would follow in greater numbers.

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Infinitum Electric raises $80M in Series D to scale production of PCB motors, support commercialization of new motor for EV market

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Infinitum Electric , creator of the air-core motor ( earlier post ), announced $80 million in Series D funding to scale motor production to meet increasing demand.

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Tesla is building a giant Supercharger midway between LA and Las Vegas


Barstow Mayor Paul Courtney recently confirmed that an upcoming Tesla Supercharger in the city would be one of the United States’ largest Supercharger sites to date. The site is projected to feature an impressive 100 Tesla Supercharger stalls.

NHTSA estimates show traffic fatalities reached a 16-year high in 2021; up 10.5% over 2020

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released its?early early estimate of traffic fatalities for 2021. NHTSA projects that an estimated 42,915 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes last year—a 10.5% increase from the 38,824 fatalities in 2020. The projection is the highest number of fatalities since 2005 and the largest annual percentage increase in the Fatality Analysis Reporting System’s history.

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GE launches the 3 MW Sierra onshore wind turbine just for North America


GE Renewable Energy yesterday announced the 3 megawatt (MW) Sierra , its newest onshore wind turbine platform that will only be sold in North America. more…. The post GE launches the 3 MW Sierra onshore wind turbine just for North America appeared first on Electrek.

Polestar reduced greenhouse-gas emissions by 6% per car in 2021

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Standalone Swedish premium electric vehicle manufacturer. Polestar has released its second Annual Review and Sustainability report , highlighting progress towards its ambitious climate goals. In 2021, Polestar reduced greenhouse gas-emissions per car sold by 6% through its focus on increased efficiency and use of renewable energy.

Tesla increases top speed of Autopilot with ‘Tesla Vision’ to 85 mph


Tesla has started to push a new software update to increase the top speed limit of Autopilot for vehicles with ‘Tesla Vision’ to 85 mph. more…. The post Tesla increases top speed of Autopilot with ‘Tesla Vision’ to 85 mph appeared first on Electrek.

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Kobe Steel to launch “Kobenable Steel”, Japan’s first low-CO2 blast furnace steel

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Kobe Steel will launch “Kobenable Steel” and become Japan’s first provider of low-CO 2 blast furnace steel products with significantly reduced CO 2 emissions during the blast furnace ironmaking process. The company plans to start selling the new products this fiscal year. Kobenable Steel is based on the KOBELCO Group’s CO 2 Reduction Solution for Blast Furnace Ironmaking announced in February 2021.

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Volkswagen ID.Buzz pre-sales in Germany and parts of Europe to start on May 20


Volkswagen ID.Buzz pre-sales will start on Friday, May 20, in Germany and most of Europe. The European automaker will initially offer the fiver-seater ID.Buzz Pro variant throughout Europe. The ID.Buzz Cargo will also be available during pre-sales.

Tesla expands Supercharger pilot program for non-Tesla EV owners to several more European countries


Tesla has significantly expanded its Supercharger pilot program for non-Tesla EV owners to several more European countries, including the UK and Spain. more…. The post Tesla expands Supercharger pilot program for non-Tesla EV owners to several more European countries appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla crash that killed three in California probed by U.S. safety agency


A Tesla crash that killed three people in California earlier this month is now being probed by a U.S. government agency.

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Juiced RipRacer review: This fun-sized fat tire electric bike hits 28 mph in a nimble package


The descriptors “nimble” and “fat tire” rarely go together as well as they do with the Juiced RipRacer. This self-proclaimed fun-sized electric bike deftly combines the exhilaration of go-anywhere electric bikes with the convenience of small-format micromobility vehicles. more….

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Twitter Board looks to “enforce” Elon Musk’s $44 billion acquisition


In what could only be described as the latest dramatic turn in the Elon Musk-Twitter acquisition story, the social media platform has now stated that it intends to “close the transaction and enforce the merger agreement” between itself and the Tesla CEO.

Tesla starts to offer Giga Texas Model Y to some customers for faster delivery


Tesla has started to offer its new Giga Texas-built Model Y to some customers as an option to accelerate delivery. more…. The post Tesla starts to offer Giga Texas Model Y to some customers for faster delivery appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla gets taken off the S&P 500 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Index


The S&P 500 (Environmental, Social and Governance) ESG Index has been rebalanced, and American electric vehicle maker Tesla has been taken off the list. The announcement was made by the S&P Dow Jones Indices in a blog post on Tuesday.

Tesla (TSLA) falls off the S&P 500 ESG index as Elon Musk trashes the system


Tesla has been removed from the S&P 500 ESG index after CEO Elon Musk trashed the system that is supposed to measure the sustainability of a company or investment. more…. The post Tesla (TSLA) falls off the S&P 500 ESG index as Elon Musk trashes the system appeared first on Electrek.

Drone operator above Tesla Giga Berlin spoils routine descent for passenger plane


A drone operator attempting to capture images of Tesla’s Gigafactory Berlin production facility caused quite the stir-up at the nearby Berlin-Brandenburg Airport.

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Electrify America announces new solar energy farm that can generate up to 75 MW per hour


EV charging network Electrify America has announced the start of a 15-year virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) with renewable energy developer Terra-Gen to build a sustainable solar farm in Southern California.

Tesla’s open Supercharger program extends to more countries in Europe


Tesla’s open Supercharger program, which allows non-Tesla electric vehicles to charge at the company’s rapid-charging stations, has been expanded to several more countries in Europe.

Honda teases Prologue EV alongside plans to hasten lumbering electrification strategy


Honda Motor Co. released a sketch of its upcoming Prologue electric SUV co-developed with GM – its first vehicle designed primarily using virtual reality visualization technology.

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Ford will deliver F-150 Lightning units without ‘Phone-as-a-Key’ feature


Ford told dealers in an internal communication that the F-150 Lightning all-electric pickup would not come equipped with the “Phone-as-a-Key” feature, but would be enabled with a software update in late summer 2022.

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Goal Zero’s Yeti 1000 Core portable power station hits new low at $800, more in New Green Deals


Are you ready to go on a long hike and head off-grid for a bit this spring or summer? Well, be sure to have in the trunk to keep your gear running without gas or generators. It’s on sale for $200 off right now at a new all-time low of , delivering 60W USB-C PD, three USB-A, two 120V plugs, and more.

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Lucid signs agreement with Saudi Arabia for 155k unit capacity manufacturing facility


Lucid Group announced today that it has signed a contract with several Saudi Arabian government agencies that locks in plans for a production facility with an annual capacity of 155,000 units.

Bentley's First EV Will Pack Up To 1,400 HP, Do 0-60 In 1.5 Seconds


If that's too brutal, customers will have the option of a slower 0-60 mph setting of 2.7 seconds

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SpaceX completes 21st launch and landing of 2022


SpaceX has completed its 21st Falcon 9 launch of 2022, continuing an impressive average cadence of more than one launch per week.

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