Thu.Dec 16, 2021

KIA announces 310-mile EPA-certified range for new EV6 with 77.4 kWh pack and RWD

Green Car Congress

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has certified a maximum all-electric range (AER) of 310 miles for the 2022 Kia EV6 when equipped with a 77.4 kWh battery and rear-wheel drive.

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Cold weather affects EV range differently for each model: Here are some examples

Green Car Reports

All electric cars experience some range loss in cold weather, but many factors can affect how much, according to a new report from battery analysis firm Recurrent. Range loss is an inevitable result of cold temperatures for two reasons, Recurrent noted.

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Volkswagen outlines coming changes to charging for its EVs

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Charging and energy are becoming a core business for Volkswagen; the company is building a universal and seamless eco-system for charging its electric models.

Lucid Air: Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2022 finalist

Green Car Reports

California’s Lucid has produced an electric car with an EPA-rated 520 miles—enough to beat the Tesla Model S in range and efficiency. That, in a car offering up to 1,111 hp, which exceeds the Plaid's 1,020 hp.

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Volvo Penta, TICO complete build of prototype electric terminal tractor

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Volvo Penta and TICO have completed the build of the first terminal tractor prototypes powered by Volvo Penta’s electric driveline. Several prototypes will be built and tested by the two parties over the coming year.

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GMC Sierra EV, Lucid Air, cold-weather EV range, tax-credit stalls: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

The EV tax credit could be stalled for months in the Senate. The Lucid Air is a Best Car To Buy Finalist. We get a first look at an all-electric GMC Sierra. And how much does cold weather affect EV range? This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

IBM and Samsung unveil novel semiconductor design that could enable 85% energy reduction compared to scaled finFET: VTFET

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IBM and Samsung Electronics jointly announced a breakthrough in semiconductor design utilizing a new vertical transistor architecture (VTFET) that demonstrates a path to scaling beyond nanosheet, and has the potential to reduce energy usage by 85% compared to a scaled fin field-effect transistor (finFET).

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Samsung begins mass production of comprehensive automotive memory solutions for next-generation autonomous EVs

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Samsung Electronics unveiled an extensive lineup of automotive memory solutions designed for next-generation autonomous electric vehicles.

Tesla is testing a ‘Refreshed’ Model S Plaid: New taillight design, charging door flap


Tesla is already making revisions to the newest version of its flagship sedan, the Model S.

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Atom Power launches PUPRL EV charging solution; charging directly from circuit breaker

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Atom Power, manufacturer of the first and only UL-listed solid-state digital circuit breaker, launched PURPL, Atom Power’s EV charging solution that charges vehicles directly from the circuit breaker and incorporates novel energy management technology to keep electricity costs low.

The world’s largest wind farm will power up before end of 2021


The UK’s Hornsea Two offshore wind farm , soon to be the world’s largest when it’s completed in 2022, will produce its first power before December 31 of this year. more… The post The world’s largest wind farm will power up before end of 2021 appeared first on Electrek.

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Hyundai Motor Group reveals Mobile Eccentric Droid (MobED) mobility platform for versatile applications

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Hyundai Motor Group (the Group) revealed the Mobile Eccentric Droid (MobED), an all-new and pioneering small mobility platform using advanced robotics technologies. The MobED has an innovative design arrangement.

Tesla Model 3 being considered for NYPD fleet


The New York Police Department (NYPD) is currently looking to acquire as many as 250 Model 3 sedans from Tesla. The proposed purchase, which is expected to cost about $12.4 million, would allow Tesla to extend its reach into the United States’ largest police force.

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Ganfeng Lithium’s Ma Hong Factory adding 50,000 tons of battery-grade lithium hydroxide annual production capacity; 81,000t total capacity

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Ganfeng Lithium’s Ma Hong factory, founded in 2012, is located in the High-tech Development Zone of Xinyu City, Jiangxi Province. After a project with an annual output of 50,000 tons of lithium hydroxide is put into operation, the total designed capacity of battery-grade lithium hydroxide in the plant will reach 81,000 tons; it can also produce 15,000 tons of lithium carbonate, 12,000 tons of lithium chloride and other compound products each year.

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SpaceX VP says Starship is already winning commercial launch contracts


A SpaceX executive says that the company’s next-generation, full-reusable Starship rocket has already secured multiple commercial launch contracts.

Mote begins engineering work on biomass-to-hydrogen plant with carbon capture

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Start-up Mote is establishing its first facility to convert wood waste into hydrogen fuel while capturing, utilizing, and sequestering CO 2 emissions resulting from its process. With the engineering work of their first facility underway, Mote expects to produce approximately seven million kilograms of carbon-negative hydrogen and remove 150,000 metric tons of CO 2 from the air annually. Mote expects to start hydrogen production starting as soon as 2024.

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Part of Elon Musk’s $15B tax bill will likely end up helping the fossil fuel industry


Elon Musk may be paying an estimated $15 billion in taxes this year due to his massive sale of part of his TSLA holdings, but his contributions to the US government may end up supporting the fossil fuel industry.

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Caterpillar, BNSF and Chevron to pursue hydrogen locomotive demonstration

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Progress Rail, a Caterpillar Company, BNSF Railway Company (BNSF), and Chevron USA, a subsidiary of Chevron Corporation, announced a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to advance the demonstration of a locomotive powered by hydrogen fuel cells. The goal of the demonstration is to confirm the feasibility and performance of hydrogen fuel for use as a viable alternative to traditional fuels for line-haul rail.

Tesla rolls out Active Road Noise Reduction for new Model S and Model X


Tesla has started rolling out its Active Road Noise Reduction feature for the new Model S and Model X. The function allows the cabin to be quieter when the vehicle is driving over rough surfaces. The feature was introduced as part of software update 2021.44.5.

Kia EV6 receives EPA rating: Up to 310 miles of range on a single charge


Kia announced that the EV6, its first next-gen electric vehicle, has received its EPA rating ahead of its US launch, and it has a range of up to 310 miles on a single charge, according to the driving cycle.

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Rivian reports Q3 Earnings: $82M negative gross profit, Production updates, new plant location


Rivian Automotive ( NASDAQ: RIVN ) has reported its earnings for the third quarter of 2021. The electric automaker reported a reasonable quarter, completing its first production units and completing deliveries shortly thereafter.

Lightyear announces ~$34,000 solar electric car


Lightyear, a startup known for developing an expensive solar car, announced its second vehicle, and it’s going to be a much less expensive ~$34,000 solar electric car. more… The post Lightyear announces ~$34,000 solar electric car appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla taxi driver in Paris investigated for ‘suspected manslaughter’ following crash


A taxi driver who was operating a Tesla Model 3 in Paris last Saturday is now under a “formal investigation for suspected manslaughter” following the accident.

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Arrival unveils its roomy rideshare Car prototype designed with Uber ahead of testing next year


Following the partnership announced earlier this year, Arrival has now shared a first look at its Car EV, designed specifically for rideshare drivers with Uber’s help.

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Rivian R1 reservations rose by 48% in two and a half months


Rivian R1 reservations are rising based on the company’s Q3 2021 Shareholder Letter. Rivian recently held its first Earnings Webcast, providing some updates for investors.

Rivian confirms first R1S electric SUV deliveries, lost $1.2 billion last quarter


Rivian has released its first earnings report since going public and revealed a lot of interesting new information in the process, including that it started deliveries of the R1S electric SUV. more… The post Rivian confirms first R1S electric SUV deliveries, lost $1.2

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Report: Build Back Better bill could stall in Senate for months, delaying expanded EV tax credit

Green Car Reports

The Build Back Better bill recently passed by the House of Representatives could stall in the Senate for months, NBC reported Wednesday, potentially delaying an expanded EV tax credit.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 first drive: A seriously cool crossover EV competitor [video]


We recently got an opportunity to test drive the upcoming Hyundai Ioniq 5 EV ahead of its North American debut in 2022.

Rivian will build its next EV manufacturing plant in Georgia


Rivian Automotive has chosen Georgia as the location for its next United States production plant. The company confirmed this in its Q3 2021 Earnings Call Shareholder Deck earlier today.

Rivian announces a new $5 billion electric vehicle factory in Georgia


Rivian announced a new $5 billion electric vehicle factory just outside of Atlanta, Georgia. The electric automaker plans to start production at the new plant in 2024. more… The post Rivian announces a new $5 billion electric vehicle factory in Georgia appeared first on Electrek.

Ford F-150 Lightning orders to open in January, company tells dealerships


Ford is planning to open the ordering bank for the F-150 Lightning in January 2022, internal company documents indicate. The Ford F-150 Lightning is the legacy automaker’s second electric vehicle, following the Mustang Mach-E.

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Volvo, Daimler, and Traton invest €500 million to build out high-power electric truck network in Europe


Today, Volvo Group, Daimler Truck, and Volkswagen’s AG heavy-truck business the Traton Group announced the official signing of a joint venture to install and operate a high-performance public charging network for electric, heavy-duty, long-haul trucks and buses across Europe.

Why EV Charging Infrastructure Should Be Built In New Construction

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With EV adoption moving faster than ever, charging infrastructure will have to keep up. Here's why it's better to plan during new construction. The post Why EV Charging Infrastructure Should Be Built In New Construction appeared first on Smart Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations.

Rad Power Bikes unveils RadRunner 2, updating its most affordable electric utility bike


The RadRunner from Rad Power Bikes broke new ground upon its release two years ago. It became the first widely successful utility e-bike from a major manufacturer, spawning many imitators in the process.

OZEV Plug-in Car Grant reduced December 2021

Drive Electric

On December 15th 2021 the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles reduced the Plug-in Car Grant to £1,500 (from £2,500) and only electric cars under £32,000 are now eligible (reduced from £35,000), with immediate effect. The Plug-in Van Grant has also been reduced.

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VW’s 3.0 ID. software update improves quick charge time by nine minutes


VW is preparing a software update for its ID. series electric cars that increases peak charging speed from 125kW to 135kW on the largest 77kWh battery. The 3.0 software also includes improvements to navigation, voice control, and driver assistance. more… The post VW’s 3.0

The Race for the Next-Gen Space Station

Cars That Think

Since November 2000, there has always have been a select few people living apart from the rest of us—the astronauts and cosmonauts on the International Space Station. On any list of humanity’s greatest engineering achievements, the ISS almost always ranks near the top.

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