Sat.Jan 15, 2022

Battery Resourcers to open North America’s largest Li-ion battery recycling facility by August

Green Car Congress

Battery Resourcers, a vertically integrated lithium-ion battery recycling and engineered materials company, plans to open a commercial-scale, lithium-ion battery recycling facility in Covington, Ga.

Toyota solid-state hybrid, used Tesla prices, EV trouble spots, Ariya and Leaf: The Week in Reverse

Green Car Reports

Which electric truck got put on an indefinite hold this week, and which one was reportedly delayed? And why might the shift to EVs spur the end of three-box sedans? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending January 14, 2022.

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Talon Metals to supply Tesla with nickel from Tamarack Project in central Minnesota

Green Car Congress

Talon Metals Corp., through its US subsidiary Talon Nickel (USA) LLC, entered into an agreement with Tesla for the supply and purchase of nickel concentrate to be produced from the Tamarack Nickel Project in Aitkin County, Minnesota.

EV charging scheme raises $6.2 million in funding, coming to 70 Taco Bell locations

Electrek

It’s been a big week for Taco Bell fans who don’t want to admit they’re Taco Bell fans.

BHP investing US$40M in Kabanga Nickel, US$10 in Lifezone; 2nd tranche of $50M slated for Kabanga

Green Car Congress

BHP, a world leading resources company, has invested US$40 million into Kabanga Nickel in Tanzania. The money will be used to accelerate the development of the Kabanga Nickel Project—the world’s largest development-ready nickel sulfide deposit.

Subaru reveals 1,073 hp STI E-RA electric track car at Tokyo Auto Salon

Electrek

Subaru took the wraps off the all-electric, 1,073 hp STI E-RA concept car a t this weekend’s Tokyo Auto Salon. And, while the STI E-RA might not have much in common with any road-going Subarus, that doesn’t mean the concept won’t hit the road.

BYD wins Chile lithium extraction contract

Green Car Congress

Chile’s Ministry of Mining awarded China-based BYD a contract to extract up to 80,000 tons of metallic lithium. BYD won the contract—one of two awarded by the Ministry—with an offer of $61 million. The other lithium extraction contract, also for 80,000 tons, went to Chile-based Servicios y Operaciones Mineras del Norte SA, for an offer of US$60 million. The Ministry said that those two offers were substantially higher than the rest of the offers received.

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Indaba to build two greenfield SAF refineries in US using Haldor Topsoe technology

Green Car Congress

Indaba Renewable Fuels will build two greenfield refineries in California and Missouri to produce Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) utilizing Topsoe’s HydroFlex technology. The facilities are expected to begin production of SAF in 2024, with a capacity of 6,500 barrels per day at each location. Topsoe will also provide its H2bridge hydrogen technology for both facilities that further replaces fossil fuels with renewable liquids such as LPG or naphtha to lower the carbon intensity of the products.

Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicle of the Week: Quad-Motor Four-Legged ‘Spider Bike’

Electrek

Tigor EV Highway Drive: Bengaluru - Coimbatore - Ooty - Mysuru

Plug In India

By Atul Gopal The PluginIndia team went on an electric car drive using the Tata Tigor EV. We used the Zeon Fast Charger network extensively to do the journey. This will show how Electric cars can be practical and more enjoyable on a highway ride!

Tesla Cybertruck May Come In Two Sizes, Be Revealed In March

InsideEVs

Known TSLA Bull says one will be the size we expect it to be, while the other will be around 15 - 20 percent smaller

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Meeting Bhavish Aggarwal from OLA Electric & Quick Test Drive OLA S1 Pro

Plug In India

By Atul Gopal The PluginIndia team met OLA Electric Management team and the man himself - Bhavish Aggarwal, founder of OLA. We spoke about Dealerless model, Service focus, Automation, Localization, Exports and delivery plan for customers. Here is my blog on our meet.

The Lies that Powered the Invention of Pong

Cars That Think

In 1971 video games were played in computer science laboratories when the professors were not looking—and in very few other places. In 1973 millions of people in the United States and millions of others around the world had seen at least one video game in action. That game was Pong.

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In 2021 Audi Increased All-Electric Car Sales Beyond 80,000

InsideEVs

Nearly one in 20 new Audis sold was fully electric

Quick Charge Podcast: January 15, 2022

Electrek

Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts , Spotify , TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. more… The post Quick Charge Podcast: January 15, 2022 appeared first on Electrek.

Watch Tesla Model Y Performance Driving In Deep Snow

InsideEVs

Well, maybe not that deep but it's doing quite well, considering it's on all-season tires

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Road Test: 2022 Acura RDX SH-AWD A-Spec Advance

Clean Fleet Report

Restyling a Best-Selling Premium Compact SUV. The Acura RDX has been one of the best-selling compact premium SUVs since 2006, and has sold more than 50,000 every year since 2015.

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Tesla Releases Accident Data For Q3 And Q4 2021: It's Better

InsideEVs

Autopilot's numbers improved to new quarterly records

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New Wheel-E Podcast! NIU e-bike, electric Harley vs Tesla race, Biktrix Moto e-moped & more

Electrek

This week on Electrek’s new Wheel-E podcast, we discuss the most popular news stories from the world of electric bikes and other nontraditional electric vehicles.

Volvo C40 Winter Range Test Ends With Severely Limited Power

InsideEVs

The car was able to maintain only 27 km/h (17 mph) at 3% SOC on the highway

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Electric Nissan Triumphs as 2021’s Fastest Selling Used Car, Volta Trucks, Tritium Hits the NASDAQ, Climate Scientists

EV Obssesion

DC Fast Charging DC Fast Charging Leader Tritium Hits the NASDAQ Used, EVS Turning over a new Leaf: electric Nissan triumphs as 2021’s fastest selling used car Turning over a new Leaf: electric Nissan triumphs as 2021’s fastest selling used car( Novemember) EVs Renault to go fully electric in Europe by 2030 UK Drivers Set […].

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Germany: Almost 700,000 Plug-Ins Were Sold In 2021

InsideEVs

More than one in four new cars in 2021 was rechargeable

Renault Says It Will Sell Only Electric Cars In Europe By 2030

CleanTechnica

Renault has joined Stellantiis and Ford in pledging to sell only battery electric cars in Europe by 2030. Cars Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles renault Renault 5 Renault Megane Renault Megane E-Tech

Tesla Pivots On Battery Tech And It Starts A Major Trend

InsideEVs

Tesla has been a trendsetter in the EV industry for years, and now Chinese automakers are taking notes

What I’ve Learned From Driving An EV

CleanTechnica

An article from a London-based new EV owner showed the confusion and tension that can arise from feeling clueless about driving a computer on wheels. It also showcases how the EV community can be a source of guidance and solace for the upcoming surge of EV owners.

BP: Fast Chargers Become Almost As Profitable As Fuel Pumps

InsideEVs

The company notes strong and rising demand for fast charging

Tesla Adds Model Y Structural Battery Pack Details In Updated Owner’s Manual

CleanTechnica

Tesla has included a direct reference to the Model Y structural battery pack in an update to its Model Y owner’s manual. The document noted that new Model Ys equipped with structural batteries have lift points that differ slightly.

Volkswagen's Battery Division Might Be Listed In An IPO

InsideEVs

An option of bringing external investors was hinted at by a board member

Tesla & Chinese EV Makers Putting Lot of Weight on These Low-Cost EV Batteries

CleanTechnica

Electric vehicles often differ based on different battery technologies. US-based electric automaker Tesla has set the trend for years. According to Yang Jie at Wall Street Journal, “A less-expensive battery technology championed by Tesla Inc.’s s Elon Musk rose to dominate the world’s largest auto market last year.” ” The batteries are lithium-iron-phosphate batteries — often referred to as LFP batteries. […].

You Can Now Get A 'Normal' Tesla Model S Steering Wheel

InsideEVs

T Sportline has started selling traditional, non-yoke steering wheels for the new Tesla Model S

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Australia To Get The Cupra Born

CleanTechnica

Like Americans, Australians are keen to get into affordable electric cars. However, we keep getting offered ones that are a little rich for our blood, a little expensive for our wallets.

Toyota bZ4X GR Sport Concept Unveiled At Tokyo Auto Salon

InsideEVs

Toyota's electric crossover gets the GR treatment

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What’s the Latest with Tesla’s Cybertruck?

CleanTechnica

Where’s Cybertruck? According to The Verge, “reference to a 2022 production schedule was scrubbed” from Tesla’s website. Nevertheless, Elon Musk promised to share a “product roadmap update” on Tesla’s next earnings call (scheduled for January 26th). Hmmm, mysterious.

Peugeot e-308 To Offer 250 Miles Of Range, Due In 2023

InsideEVs

The all-electric version of Peugeot's popular hatchback will offer plenty of range and should be relatively affordable as well