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Porsche adopts new production process using patches, not plugs; Taycan EV first

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Porsche AG has developed a new production process at its headquarters in Zuffenhausen in collaboration with Tesa SE.

Toyota RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid is still flying off dealer lots—faster than Mach-E

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An important metric for car sales is the average time a given model spends on dealer lots. The Toyota RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid is doing quite well in that area. The RAV4 Prime was the quickest-selling new car in March, second only to the Chevrolet Corvette, according to iSeeCars analysis.


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Audi presents Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron

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Audi presented the Audi Q4 e-tron ( earlier post ) and the Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron. These all-electric models represent the brand’s entry into premium e-mobility in the compact segment. Depending on the motor version, they achieve ranges of up to 520 kilometers (323.1

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Hyundai Ioniq 5 vs. Kia EV6: Which would you pick?

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The Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 are two new electric cars based on a common platform, but from separate brands. That's why they haven't been shown together until now.

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Ford to offer BlueCruise hands-free highway driving technology later this year via OTA to select F-150, Mach-E models

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Via over-the-air (OTA) software updates, Ford will offer its BlueCruise hands-free highway driving technology later this year on 2021 F-150 and 2021 Mustang Mach-E models equipped with the available Ford Co-Pilot360 Active 2.0 Prep Package.

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Tesla Cybertruck pays visit to Gigafactory Texas with Elon Musk behind the wheel


The Tesla Cybertruck has come home, at least to some degree. As could be seen in recent pictures and videos from Giga Texas, the all-electric pickup truck recently paid a visit to the upcoming EV factory.

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LADOT count shows a 22% increase in biking, 6% drop in walking in 2019 from 2017

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The Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) has published findings and data from its inaugural study counting the number of people biking and walking on Los Angeles streets.

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Continental unveils sixth generation of long-range radar and surround radar

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Continental has been manufacturing radar sensors for more than 20 years. In that time, the technology company has launched a total of more than 100 million radar sensors on the market worldwide. Continental is now unveiling its sixth generation of long-range radar and surround radar.

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Washington State bans gas cars by 2030 – the earliest in the US


Washington State legislature has passed “Clean Cars 2030,” a bill setting a goal to require all light-duty vehicles of model year 2030 or later to be electric. The bill passed as part of a larger package directing utilities to prepare the state for all-electric transportation.

Bosch and Qingling Motors cooperate on fuel cells; new JV in China

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Bosch and China-based premium commercial vehicle manufacturer Qingling Motors have established a joint venture in China: Bosch Hydrogen Powertrain Systems (Chongqing) Co. The new company will develop, assemble and market fuel cell systems for the Chinese market.

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RAV4 Prime sales, EQS debut, GM batteries, Ioniq 5 or EV6: Today’s Car News

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The Toyota RAV4 Prime is a hot commodity. The Mercedes-Benz EQS is fully revealed. GM and LG Chem are reportedly readying a second battery plant. And would you choose the Hyundai Ioniq 5 or the Kia EV6? This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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Motor and controller company Aeristech closes $7M private placement; SAIC participation

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UK-based Aeristech , a developer of high-speed electric motor and controller technology ( earlier post ), closed a £5.15-million (US$7-million) private funding round led by investors Sabien Technology, Vela Technologies and SAIC Venture Capital, the venture capital arm of China-based automaker SAIC Motor.

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Mercedes-Benz EQS is impressive, but calling it a ‘Tesla Killer’ is insane


The media and Tesla shorts are quick to call the new Mercedes-Benz EQS a “Tesla killer.” ” While the new electric car is impressive, I wouldn’t be so quick to give it the too easily tossed around “Tesla killer” title.

In Europe, industry and environmentalists call for binding targets for infrastructure for zero-emission trucks

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Truck makers and environmentalists have joined forces to push for the deployment of 11,000 charging points for electric trucks across the EU by 2025, rising to 42,000 by 2030. The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) and Transport & Environment (T&E) made this call to the European Commission in a joint letter.

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Tesla Cybertruck prototype spotted at its upcoming home of Gigafactory Texas


We are getting our first new sighting of a Tesla Cybertruck prototype in a long time as the electric pickup has just been spotted at its upcoming home of Gigafactory Texas. more… The post Tesla Cybertruck prototype spotted at its upcoming home of Gigafactory Texas appeared first on Electrek.

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Strategy Analytics: Overall UX of BEVs does not match price point

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A new report from the Strategy Analytics In-Vehicle UX (IVX) service, “Consumer Interest in EVs: Lingering Concerns Meet a COVID Bump,” surveyed car owners across the US, UK, and China regarding their interest in and concerns with BEV ownership. While interest in BEV and hybrid ownership is relatively strong in China, it was lowest in the US.

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Tesla Roadster becomes first of Matchbox’s new line of sustainable toy cars


Practically every car enthusiast in the world probably sparked their love for automobiles by playing with Matchbox or HotWheels toys. The small, affordable miniature cars from these companies have fostered car fans for generations.

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Dürr delivers one of biggest paint shops in China to SAIC Volkswagen; AI and big data

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Despite all the restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Dürr has handed over one of the biggest paint shops in China to SAIC Volkswagen (SVW) on schedule. The new plant in Anting boasts a production capacity twice that of a standard paint shop at 120 bodies per hour, and behind the intelligent production is software and artificial intelligence on a hitherto unknown scale. A smart painting line records around 3,500 digital data points for every individual body.

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EGEB: Minnesota’s largest utility files to replace coal plants with huge solar


In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): Xcel Energy has filed to replace its coal plants with what would be the largest solar farm in Minnesota. A Clean Cars Illinois program would create jobs and save money.

California EV rebate demand exceeds CVRP funding; rebates have gone to nearly 65% of all California EV owners

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In response to strong demand for electric vehicles, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) expects rebate funds for the statewide Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) to be exhausted within 30 days. Electric vehicles (EVs) account for nearly 8% of all light-duty vehicles sold in California. More than 145,000 EVs were sold in California in 2020 with a majority of sales taking place in the latter half of the year.

80+ companies with over $1T in revenue call for 100% ZEV sales by 2035


Two powerful corporate networks that represent more than 80 companies with a combined $1.3 trillion in annual revenue have today written to the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Tesla Semi email to reservation holders hint at improved specs


It appears that Tesla is ensuring that the Semi’s production version would exceed the specs of the already impressive prototypes that were unveiled back in late 2017.

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Mercedes-Benz EQS electric luxury sedan is now fully unveiled


After months of drip dropping information and teasers , Mercedes-Benz has now finally fully unveiled the EQS electric sedan , an ultra luxurious electric vehicle. more… The post Mercedes-Benz EQS electric luxury sedan is now fully unveiled appeared first on Electrek. Electrek

Tesla partners with Del Valle ISD on student training program for Giga Texas


Tesla and Del Valle Independent School District (ISD) has started developing a student training program for high schoolers interested in working at Gigafactory Texas.

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Lightning eMotors and REV to produce electric ambulances


Manufacturers Lightning eMotors and REV Group Inc. have announced they are teaming up to develop fully-electric ambulances along with Leader Emergency Vehicles, a subsidiary of REV.

‘Buy Tesla’: Goldman Sachs defines investments as the Age of Oil closes


Goldman Sachs is preparing for the lapse of the Age of Oil, predicting big gains for the companies that continue to help expand the footprint of sustainable energy.

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Tesla warns owners of a potential defect in their cars through in-car notification


Tesla is now using in-car notification to warn owners of a potential defect inside their vehicles – almost like a new way to do a recall. more… The post Tesla warns owners of a potential defect in their cars through in-car notification appeared first on Electrek. Electrek

Audi Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron launched

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Audi Q4 e-tron electric compact SUV brings 300 plus mile range and almost 300bhp

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AMPLY Power and UES partner to electrify V2G capable buses


CaaS provider AMPLY Power announced today that it is partnering with Unique Electric Solutions (UES) to equip school buses and trucks with electrification , charging services, and vehicle-to-grid capabilities.

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Mercedes-Benz unveils the all-electric EQS: 478-mile range, 516 HP, 107.8 kWh battery


Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its all-electric EQS luxury sedan, aiming to take over the luxury electric vehicle market by outpointing the likes of Tesla and Lucid, who also exist in the sector.

Volkswagen ramps up production to 600,000 battery systems per year


Volkswagen Group has announced it is significantly expanding its production of battery systems at its components plant in Braunschweig. The expansion will double the plant’s output and, when fully ramped up, will be able to produce 500,000 MEB battery systems per year.

Starlink’s ease of use and speed impresses cybersecurity analyst


Nicholas Underwood , a 25-year-old cybersecurity analyst, is well-versed in tech, but before getting his Starlink kit, he was facing a rather tricky situation. Since moving to his new home in Stevens Point, WI, seven months ago, Underwood has had to deal with extremely slow internet speeds.

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Biktrix launches innovative ‘Moto’ electric moped-style e-bike with 100-mile range


Moped-style electric bikes have been popular for several years now, and many companies have stepped up to meet the growing demand. Now the popular e-bike brand Biktrix is entering the moped fray with the new Biktrix Moto electric bike.

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Volkswagen Expands Battery Manufacturing Capacity In Braunschweig


It's now ready to supply more than 600,000 battery systems a year

Rivian R1T electric pickup truck fleet used in spaceship recovery by Blue Origin


The Rivian R1T electric pickup truck is still a few months away from customer deliveries, but it looks like Blue Origin already has its own fleet of Rivian R1Ts. more… The post Rivian R1T electric pickup truck fleet used in spaceship recovery by Blue Origin appeared first on Electrek. Electre

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Tesla Full Self-Driving subscription gets definitive release date from Elon Musk


Tesla’s Full Self-Driving subscriptions are definitely coming in May 2021. This was related and reiterated by CEO Elon Musk in recent comments on Twitter. .

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Rivian follows Tesla into another business with the launch of ‘Rivian Insurance’


Rivian is announcing today the launch of its own insurance arm: Rivian Insurance. It’s the latest in a series of moves that are extremely similar to initiatives previously launched by Tesla.

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