Wed.Mar 22, 2023

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Hyundai Motor Group shows newly developed automatic charging robot for EVs

Green Car Congress

Hyundai Motor Group has developed an automatic charging robot (ACR) for electric vehicles (EV). The ACR for EVs is a one-arm robot capable of plugging a cable into an EV’s charging port and removing it again once charging is complete. The ACR will help to make EV-charging easier and more convenient, especially in dark environments. It will also improve accessibility, particularly for people with mobility barriers, as charging cables become thicker and heavier to enable high-speed charging.

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Hyundai robot could ease EV charging, tackle mobility barriers

Green Car Reports

Hyundai believes automated charging robots could help make EV charging easier and more accessible. The automaker on Tuesday released a short video showing its prototype robot charging an Ioniq 6 sedan. Hyundai showed the design of the robot in a computer-generated video last year, but this time it's showing a working version that's been undergoing.

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Dongfeng Motor launches the E70 and Voyah Zhuiguang with ProteanDrive in-wheel motors

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China-based Dongfeng Motor (DFM) has launched two new passenger cars powered by ProteanDrive Pd18 in-wheel motors. The two models were showcased at a ceremony in Wuxi, held by DFM and Weifu Electric Drive Technology (WFDT)—the joint venture between Weifu and Protean Electric ( earlier post ). Unveiled at the event was the E70, the world’s first fully homologated passenger car equipped with ProteanDrive, alongside the Voyah Zhuiguang, a luxury sedan built on a new vehicle platform using in-

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Tesla Gigafactory Mexico could surge a major impact on cross-border trade

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Tesla Gigafactory Mexico could surge a major impact on cross-border trade, contributing upwards of $15 billion in growth, officials believe. “ The [Tesla factory] means a great step for Mexico in several ways,” Mexico’s Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs, Martha Delgado Peralta, said. “We would be encouraging an ecosystem of electric vehicles and raising our levels of exports to the United States by 3.5% annually, equivalent to a sum of $15 billion, representing a 10% increase in auto

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How serious is Norway about climate change? So much that its streetlights self-dim

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Emissions Analytics argues that current Pareto-efficient solution for decarbonization would be hybrids, not BEVs, based on do-no-harm

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Based on comparison tests between a Tesla Model Y and Kia Niro full hybrid, independent emissions testing company Emissions Analytics ( earlier post ) is suggesting that at present full hybrids are the win-win, do-no-harm option for decarbonizing transportation, while BEVs are a win-lose option, hampered by a “vexatious” trade-off between CO 2 reductions and increased in-use vehicle emissions—specifically from tire wear particles as well as off-gased VOCs from the tires.

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Review: 2024 Dodge Hornet R/T plug-in hybrid puts performance first

Green Car Reports

The 2024 Dodge Hornet R/T is a small, plug-in hybrid SUV with a mission that has little to do with running on grid electricity, lowering emissions, or saving fuel. Instead, this affordable model from Stellantis’ bad-boy brand also brewing up a noise-making electric muscle car has a clear priority: performance. Think PHEV, and you may imagine.

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South Carolina becomes battery hotbed with $1.6 billion in investments

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A series of massive investments from Albemarle and Cirba Solutions is set to make South Carolina a hotbed for lithium battery production. With the exponential growth in demand for electric vehicles, the need for lithium-ion batteries to fuel them has grown in parallel. This has provoked many automakers to invest in battery production and even lithium extraction as they look to ramp production dramatically in the coming years.

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BMW i Ventures co-leads investment in radial-flux dual-rotor motor technology: DeepDrive

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BMW i Ventures announced a co-lead investment in the $16.1-million Series A round for startup DeepDrive. DeepDrive has developed a cost- and resource-efficient dual-rotor motor, extending the range of electric vehicles. Other investors include UVC Partners, Bayern Kapital with Wachstumsfonds Bayern, and Continental’s Corporate Venture Capital Unit. The company is also backed by automotive industry veteran Dr.

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Tesla Project Highland Model 3 improves with design changes, new tech

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Tesla Project Highland will round out improvements to the Model 3 with changes in the vehicle’s exterior design and up-to-date technologies that are found in the company’s other vehicles. Rumors have swirled regarding what changes Tesla would make. After initial reports late last year stated Tesla would be revamping the infotainment systems within the vehicle and making other minor changes, it appears some additional information has been brought to light.

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BYD partners with NVIDIA for mainstream software-defined vehicles built on NVIDIA DRIVE

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NVIDIA announced that BYD will extend its use of the NVIDIA DRIVE Orin centralized compute platform in a broader range of its NEVs. The enhanced partnership expands BYD’s use of DRIVE Orin ( earlier post ) across the multiple models in its next-generation Dynasty and Ocean series of vehicles, bringing safe and intelligent vehicles to market. NVIDIA and BYD share the belief that future cars will be programmable, evolving from being based on many embedded controllers to high-performance centralize

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Faurecia and Accenture partner on products and services for connected and autonomous vehicles

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Tesla Q1 sales in Norway could more than double nearest competitor

Teslarati

Tesla sales in Norway are on track to dramatically outperform the brand’s nearest competitor in the region, Volkswagen. In recent months, Tesla has dramatically grown its marketshare in Europe , despite the significant number of competing offerings from traditional brands VW Group, Renault, Stellantis, and countless others. Now, the scope of that success is being seen in greater detail in Norway, where Tesla is on track to outperform rivals by a massive margin.

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Infineon and Delta Electronics to collaborate on electromobility

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Infineon Technologies and Delta Electronics are expanding their long-term cooperation from industrial to automotive applications. Infineon and Delta signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will deepen their joint innovation activities to provide more efficient and higher-density solutions for the fast-growing market of electric vehicles (EV). The agreement covers a wide range of components such as high-voltage and low-voltage discretes and modules as well as microcontrollers to be used in EV d

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Tesla offers Extended Service Agreement to select S3XY models

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Tesla is offering an Extended Service Agreement (ESA) to select S3XY models. The agreement extends specific coverage by up to 2 years or 25,000 miles. The following vehicles are eligible for the Extended Service Agreement. Model S vehicles produced between 2012 and 2020 Model X vehicles produced between 2015 and 2020 Model 3 vehicles Model Y vehicles Tesla S3XY owners can only purchase the ESA before their Basic Vehicle Limited Warranty expires.

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ABB Robotics survey: Global automotive manufacturers are rethinking “just in time” approach

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Supply chain disruption and rising material costs are causing the global automotive industry to re-evaluate lean manufacturing principles, according to a new survey commissioned by ABB Robotics. Shifting from ‘just-in-time’ to ‘just in case’ strategies, manufacturers are holding more stock to protect against unplanned disruptions. Produced in partnership with Automotive Manufacturing Solutions , the survey was completed by a mix of global industry experts from vehicle manufacturers, suppliers an

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ExxonMobil announces 6th oil discovery offshore Guyana with Ranger-1; Guyana may move from non-producer to regional powerhouse

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Why Mexico builds many US-bound EVs but buys few of them

Green Car Reports

Mexico will soon build large numbers of EVs, but most will go north to the U.S. rather than being sold domestically. The reason behind it isn't a culture clash or a lack of concern for the environment. It's a matter of economics and practicality. EVs remain too expensive for most Mexicans, and lack of charging infrastructure makes them less.

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EY, Eurelectric study: eMobility success hinges on six essentials; booming EV sales straining value chain

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Electric vehicle (EV) adoption has accelerated faster than many predicted. Globally, EV sales doubled in 2021 and jumped 55% in 2022 to account for 13% of all vehicles sold. If this trend is to continue, however, the eMobility ecosystem must collaborate around ‘ Six essentials for mainstream EV adoption ’, according to a new study from EY and Eurelectric.

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“Web3 Is Going Just Great” Creator On Why It Isn’t

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In mid-2021, the term “Web3” suddenly exploded into the public consciousness. As people scrambled to figure out what it was—cryptocurrencies? blockchain? nonfungible tokens?—venture capital firms were pouring money into new startups, over US $30 billion before the year was out. Meanwhile, Molly White , a software engineer, started reading up on the tech in case that was the direction her career would be heading in.

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Alibaba-backed DeepRoute unveils self-driving solution that doesn't require HD maps

CN EV Post

Passenger cars integrated with Driver 3.0 will be available at an established car brand this year, DeepRoute said. (Car integrated with Driver 3.0 HD map-free driving smoothly in Shanghai. Image credit: DeepRoute) Many automakers in China are trying to move away from reliance on high-definition maps as they develop self-driving technology. Now, a technology provider has a solution that promises to speed up that process.

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Tesla Model 3 used prices are down more than $11,000

Electrek

Tesla Model 3 used prices are now down 21.5% since last year’s peak. On average, the used price of Tesla’s cheapest vehicle is down by more than $11,000. more… The post Tesla Model 3 used prices are down more than $11,000 appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla’s first production robot competitor has hit the market

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Agility Robotics’ Digit robot has been released and is the first robot headed to production ahead of the hotly anticipated Tesla Optimus. Agility Robotics, along with Boston Dynamics , has been a leader within the industrial robotics space, especially since the launch of its most advanced bipedal robot three years ago, Digit. Since the launch, the company has been hard at work improving Digit, and now, it is ready for a wider release and will be allowing select businesses to implement Digi

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Tesla promises to double number of trees at Gigafactory Mexico after deforestation

Electrek

Tesla has promised to plant double the number of trees that it will remove as part of the deforestation effort to build Gigafactory Mexico. more… The post Tesla promises to double number of trees at Gigafactory Mexico after deforestation appeared first on Electrek.

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The Year of Change: Snippets from the EV Situation in Latin America

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Long distances, oilfields, and low salaries abound south of the Rio Bravo. If you ask me, it’s mainly these three conditions that have marked Latin America as one of the laggards in the EV transition.

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BYD reveals launch price for Dolphin electric hatchback in key right-hand drive market

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BYD has a launch date and a price for the affordable Dolphin in Thailand. What can we expect here in Australia if it's launched later this year? The post BYD reveals launch price for Dolphin electric hatchback in key right-hand drive market appeared first on The Driven.

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Evergrande NEV warns risks of production halt if it can't get additional liquidity

CN EV Post

Evergrande NEV's only model currently on sale, the Hengchi 5, has delivered more than 900 units, according to an exchange announcement. (Image credit: CnEVPost) Evergrande New Energy Vehicle Group (Evergrande NEV), the electric vehicle unit of China Evergrande Group, is at risk of discontinuing production after struggling to deliver hundreds of vehicles.

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Tesla Model 3 leads used EV price collapse

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New data reveals that the Tesla Model 3 is leading the current fall in used vehicle prices, particularly in the used EV segment. The used car market has seen dramatic movement over the past twelve months. At one point, vehicle prices were still spiking, largely thanks to the constrained production of new vehicles. But since this rapid climb in price, new vehicle inventories for many leading brands have recovered significantly.

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CAAM calls for return to normal order in China's auto industry as price war disrupts sector

CN EV Post

Reducing prices to deal with inventory and properly recover costs are normal business practices, but these tactics should not turn into price wars, the CAAM said. (Image credit: CnEVPost) The price war is one of the most talked-about topics in China's auto industry this month, creating operational challenges for many car companies. Now, an industry association is calling for a return to rationality for all parties to bring order to the market.

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BYD Launches Dolphin In Thailand At Price Parity With Popular ICE Vehicles!

CleanTechnica EVs

BYD in partnership with Rever Automotive has launched the BYD Dolphin hatchback at the 44th Bangkok International Motor Show. That’s not all the good news. There’s more good news! Rever Automotive has announced that the Dolphin will start at 799,999 Baht, which is about $23,256 after government incentives.

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I test-drove the only street-legal electric microcar in the US, and it’s wild

Electrek

Electric microcars are a tricky to define subset of motor vehicles, especially in the US. Open-air neighborhood electric vehicles , fancy golf carts , and other small vehicles tend to blur the line, leaving microcars in that weird category of “I know it when I see it.” Now after recently test-driving one myself from the New York-based startup Wink Motors , now I definitely know it.

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Some Ford Dealers Withdraw From Electric Car Sales Program

CleanTechnica EVs

Some Ford dealers have had second thoughts about the company's EV sales program and notified the company they are no longer interested in participating.

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Neutrino discovery made by a particle collider in scientific first

Innovation News Network

Scientists have made a neutrino discovery using a first-of-its-kind particle collider to deepen their particle understanding. The post Neutrino discovery made by a particle collider in scientific first appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Lockheed Martin (LMT) invests in electric seaplane company to expedite use in defense

Electrek

Leading defense manufacturer Lockheed Martin (LMT) revealed Wednesday a new investment in pioneering electric seaplane maker REGENT to expedite use in defense situations. more… The post Lockheed Martin (LMT) invests in electric seaplane company to expedite use in defense appeared first on Electrek.

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Electrify America Announces Two Years of Complimentary Charging for 2023 Hyundai IONIQ 6 Owners

Electric Cars Report

Electrify America is partnering with Hyundai to provide first owners of the all-electric Hyundai IONIQ 6 with two years of unlimited 30-minute complimentary charging sessions from the date of purchase at Electrify America’s rapidly growing network of DC fast chargers. Electrify America will continue its collaboration with Hyundai to support Kona Electric, IONIQ 5 and now IONIQ […] The post Electrify America Announces Two Years of Complimentary Charging for 2023 Hyundai IONIQ 6 Owners appea

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Rivian addresses battery issue stranding drivers

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Rivian has released an announcement regarding a battery issue that is leaving drivers stranded. Along with dramatically boosting production over the coming year, Rivian is looking to improve build quality and fix software bugs that have caused some drivers issues since receiving their vehicles. Recently, this involved recalling a segment of their trucks over side airbag deployment issues , and now, the company is addressing another problem, this one incapacitating trucks, typically in cold condi

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Hyundai Shows Newly Developed Automatic Charging Robot for Electric Vehicles

Electric Cars Report

Hyundai Motor Group has developed an automatic charging robot (ACR) for electric vehicles, and today released a video showing its capabilities. The ACR for EVs is a one-arm robot capable of plugging a cable into an EV’s charging port and removing it again once charging is complete. The new video of the real robot in […] The post Hyundai Shows Newly Developed Automatic Charging Robot for Electric Vehicles appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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