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C4V introduces LiSER, a cobalt- and nickel-free Li-ion cell technology with 40-50% higher energy density, 5 x more power density than LFP

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Charge CCCV (C4V), a lithium ion battery technology company ( earlier post ), has introduced LiSER (Lithium Slim Energy Reserve), a novel cell technology platform.

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First-time EV owners are charmed by electric, but brands have a lot to lose, study suggests

Green Car Reports

Most first-time EV owners are very satisfied with the experience—especially with respect to service, driving enjoyment, and styling. And satisfaction with range is a key purchase reason for certain EV models. Those are among the findings from J.D. Power’s 2022 U.S.

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BNEF: global investment in low-carbon energy transition hit $755B in 2021; up 27% from 2020; electrified transport grew the fastest

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In 2021, global investment in the low-carbon energy transition totaled $755 billion, up 27% from $595 billion in 2020 and just $264 billion in 2011, according to Energy Transition Investment Trends 2022, a new report published by research firm BloombergNEF (BNEF).

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Mini Recharged is converting classic Minis to EVs with "bespoke upcycling" program

Green Car Reports

Mini is launching an EV conversion program for classic cars. The Mini Recharged program will convert classic Minis to electric drive, with all changes reversible to protect the originality of donor cars, Mini said in a press release.

ABB increases stake in InCharge Energy to 60%; fleet electrification services

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ABB has increased its stake in InCharge Energy, a provider of fleet electrification services ( earlier post ), to 60%. InCharge Energy will maintain its leadership team and tech neutrality as it joins ABB’s E-Mobility Division. Financial terms of this agreement were not disclosed.

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Tesla purchases its own track to make Giga Berlin employees’ commute easier

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Tesla may not be allowed to operate Giga Berlin fully yet, but the company is not wasting any time in ensuring that its employees in the Grünheide complex can get to work as efficiently and conveniently as possible.

Santa Clara VTA partners with Proterra and Scale Microgrid Solutions to charge 34 electric buses with solar-powered microgrid

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The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) will install an innovative clean energy microgrid and EV fleet charging system with Proterra and Scale Microgrid Solutions to help power the agency’s transition to a 100% zero-emission bus fleet, following a grant that was awarded for the project by the California Energy Commission this week.

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J.D. Power: First-time owners find switching to EVs highly satisfactory

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First-time owners who have made the switch to battery electric vehicles (BEVs) are discovering that it is a positive experience.

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Tesla trifecta dominates JD Power’s 2022 EV Experience Ownership Study

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Tesla’s rankings with JD Power’s previous Dependability Surveys have placed the California-based EV maker’s creations among the worst-ranked cars in the country, but in the agency’s 2022 US Electric Vehicle Experience Ownership Study, the Model 3, Model Y, and Model S ended up garnering the highest scores. .

Range Rover P440e Extended-Range PHEV starts at $104,900 in the US

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Land Rover has confirmed prices for the advanced Extended-Range Plug-in Hybrid model and the Range Rover SV, while revealing performance figures for the plug-in hybrid electric powertrain.

Elon Musk posts sharpest response yet after Biden praises GM’s EV efforts again

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Elon Musk has posted what could very well be his cheekiest response yet to US President Joe Biden. Musk’s sharp comments came after the US President’s official Twitter handle posted a video featuring GM CEO Mary Barra and the veteran automaker’s EV plans.

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USDOT releases new National Roadway Safety Strategy

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The US Department of Transportation Secretary has released the federal government’s new comprehensive National Roadway Safety Strategy (NRSS), a roadmap for addressing roadway fatalities and serious injuries. Almost 95% of US transportation deaths occur on streets, roads, and highways.

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GMC Hummer EV sports its massive size alongside full-size SUV

Teslarati

The GMC Hummer EV is finally making its way to dealerships on the East Coast, sporting its massive size as it sits alongside a GMC Yukon, one of the automaker’s largest sport utility vehicles.

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Mercedes-Benz partners with and invests in ProLogium to develop next-generation solid-state battery cells for EVs

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Mercedes-Benz and ProLogium , a developer of solid-state batteries ( earlier post ), have signed a technology cooperation agreement to develop next-generation battery cells. Mercedes-Benz will also make a high double-digit million euro investment in ProLogium.

Rivian, down 45% since IPO, poised for 160% surge: Morgan Stanley

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Rivian ( NASDAQ: RIVN ) stock is down 45 percent since its initial public offering in November when shares started publicly trading at around $106.75. Currently, Rivian shares hover around the $55 mark.

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Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi to invest €23B over 5 years in electrification; 35 new EV models by 2030; solid-state batteries

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The Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Alliance has defined a common 2030 roadmap on pure-EV and Intelligent & Connected mobility, sharing investments for the benefits of its three-member companies and their customers. Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi have already invested more than €10 billion in the field of electrification.

Lightyear One’s recent performance testing shows it will arrive as one of the most efficient vehicles in the world, even in suboptimal conditions

Electrek

Solar Electric Vehicle (SEV) startup Lightyear has updated the public on the progress of its flagship vehicle, the Lightyear One by sharing recent test footage.

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2023 Range Rover P440e: 48 electric miles expected for plug-in hybrid, $106,250 starting price

Green Car Reports

Land Rover on Thursday confirmed pricing and range estimates for the 2023 Range Rover P440e plug-in hybrid. The automaker estimates 48 miles of electric range, but noted that is pending final EPA certification. Land Rover previously said the P440e will have a 38.2-kwh battery pack with 31.8

The future is now: After nine years, it’s time to say goodbye to the BMW i3

Electrek

After a production run of nine years and more than 250,000 units sold, the BMW i3, BMW’s first “i” brand EV, will cease production later this summer. Even so, the quirky little compact can go out with its head held high, because the electric future it predicted is finally here.

Classic Mini conversions; plug-in Range Rover; Tesla, Kia Niro EV, and Ford Mach-E satisfy: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Land Rover sees an official EPA range of close to 50 miles for its Range Rover plug-in hybrid. Electric vehicle newbies are charmed with EVs but not so tied to a brand. And Mini is officially converting its classic minicars. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

Here’s why EV charging infrastructure is an opportunity for utilities – and how sticking with fossil fuels could make them obsolete

Electrek

Electrek ‘s Michelle Lewis spoke with head of Enel North America Enrico Viale about why clean energy is better and cheaper than fossil fuels, and why modernizing the grid and battery storage are vital for EV charging and renewables implementation.

BMW will reportedly halt production of the i3, the cornerstone of its EV transition

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BMW will reportedly halt production of the i3 all-electric vehicle, a car the German automaker has produced for nine years and has been the cornerstone of its transition to electrification. The production stoppage will take place at the end of June, a BMW spokeswoman said today.

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Stop using gas and oil in 2022 with Kobalt’s 80V electric mower at $449, more in New Green Deals

Electrek

Winter is in full force across the country this weekend, but nothing helps to get through the cold like looking forward to warmer weather. For that, we’re taking a look at Kobalt’s 80V Max brushless mower which can help you kick gas and oil out of your routine.

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Tips: Steering Clear of Trouble

Clean Fleet Report

Safer Driving Is Not Optional. This article may contain affiliate links. More than 12 million vehicles were involved in crashes on U.S. roads in 2019 alone. Most of us consider ourselves good drivers, but statistics suggest that more than 90% of collisions are caused by driver errors.

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My powertrain and AMP-1 tours revealed a refreshing team culture at Lucid Motors behind the Air [Update]

Electrek

I recently had an exclusive opportunity to visit Lucid Motors’ powertrain manufacturing and AMP-1 facilities and test drive a Lucid Air Dream Edition (Performance).

Microgrid Solutions,ID.5 SUV-coupé, & ID.4 Pro, Mercedes-Benz Solid-State Batteries

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VTA Partners with Proterra and Scale Microgrid Solutions to Charge 34 Electric Buses with Solar-Powered Microgrid EV Companies & Electrification Renault, Nissan & Mitsubishi Motors announce common roadmap New EVs Two new Volkswagen electric models open for order: style-led and tech-packed ID.5

Tesla launches ‘TeslaMic,’ a microphone for in-car karaoke

Electrek

Tesla has launched a new product: a microphone called ‘TeslaMic’ designed for its in-car karaoke system. It’s only available in China for now. more… The post Tesla launches ‘TeslaMic,’ a microphone for in-car karaoke appeared first on Electrek.

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Biden's Failure To Acknowledge Tesla Is Wearing On Elon Musk

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President Biden once again showered GM's Mary Barra with praise while pretending Tesla doesn't exist

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BYD introduces a unique looking electric school bus for the US with vehicle-to-grid capabilities

Electrek

Chinese mobility manufacturer BYD has introduced its new “Type A” electric school bus to transport up to thirty US students at a time. Furthermore, the new zero-emission bus is ADA capable up to 800 lbs and can travel 140 miles on a single charge.

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GM's Mary Barra: First Ride In Driverless Car Beyond Incredible

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GM President Mark Reuss also took advantage of the experience, saying it was "mind-blowing

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Come and get it – order books open for new flagship Range Rover PHEV

Electrek

Land Rover confirmed prices and opened orders for its new Extended-Range Plug-in Hybrid model and exclusive Range Rover SV, which should be good for up to 48 miles of all-electric, über-fashionable roving down Rodeo Drive.

Report: Chevrolet Bolt EV/EUV Future Uncertain?

InsideEVs

The recalled duo might be around for only one or two more years

Union Pacific orders ten Wabtec FLXDrive battery-electric locomotives, the largest investment by a North American railroad

Electrek

North American railroad Union Pacific announced it has purchased ten FLXDrive battery-electric locomotives from manufacturer Wabtec.

Europe: Plug-Ins Surged To Record 29% Share In December 2021

InsideEVs

Tesla Model 3 was the best-selling model overall in December

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Tesla doesn’t expect constraints in 4680 battery cell supply this year, current production capacity unknown

Electrek

Tesla gave an update on the status of its in-house production of the 4680 battery cell. The company didn’t want to confirm a production capacity, but it did say that it doesn’t expect to have supply constraints from it this year.

Ford E-Transit Enters Production As The Tesla Of Electric Vans

InsideEVs

CEO Jim Farley said Ford's commercial division is the Tesla of its respective industry segment

Podcast: Tesla impresses with earnings/disappoints with product roadmap, new Cybertruck prototype, and more

Electrek

This week on the Electrek Podcast , we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Tesla’s Q4 earnings and product roadmap update, new Cybertruck prototype, and more.