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Lucid Air EPA-rated at 520 miles of range

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Lucid Group announced that the Lucid Air Dream Edition Range has received an official EPA rating of 520 miles of range. It is the longest-range electric vehicle ever rated by the EPA, delivering at least 100+ miles of additional range over its closest competitor.

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GM asks Chevy Bolt EV drivers to park 50 feet from other vehicles, due to fire risk

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As it works to replace battery modules in Chevrolet Bolt EV models to address battery-fire concerns, General Motors is asking owners not to park within 50 feet of other vehicles or on the open levels of parking garages, Bloomberg reported Wednesday.


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Ford begins pre-production of F-150 Lightning electric truck; investing $250M more in Rouge EV Center

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The first Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck pre-production units have begun leaving the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center; the all-electric F-150 Lightning goes on sale next spring.

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Tesla Model S steering yoke is a pain and possible safety concern, says Consumer Reports

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Testers at Consumer Reports recently got their hands on the Tesla Model S steering yoke, and first impressions aren't good.

Oregon’s Lane Transit orders 19 New Flyer electric buses and infrastructure

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New Flyer of America has received a new contract from the Lane Transit District (LTD) in Oregon for 19 battery-electric forty-foot Xcelsior CHARGE NG heavy-duty transit buses. The order includes six depot chargers and commissioning by New Flyer Infrastructure Solutions, supporting electric bus deployment in Eugene-Springfield, Oregon, and Metro Area where LTD delivers more than 10 million bus rides annually.

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Rolls-Royce’s electric airplane completes its maiden flight in the UK


Rolls-Royce’s fully electric aircraft the Spirit of Innovation completed its maiden flight in the UK on Wednesday. The airplane flew for 15 minutes at the Ministry of Defense Boscombe Down aircraft testing site in Wiltshire, England.

Shell to build one of Europe’s biggest biofuels facilities for SAF and renewable diesel; 820,000 tonnes/year

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Royal Dutch Shell will build an 820,000-tonnes-a-year biofuels facility at the Shell Energy and Chemicals Park Rotterdam, the Netherlands, formerly known as the Pernis refinery. Once built, the facility will be among the largest in Europe to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and renewable diesel made from waste. Shell expects the Rotterdam biofuels facility to start production in 2024.

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Hyundai Motor Group puts Spot to work at Kia’s plant in South Korea

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Hyundai Motor Group introduced Factory Safety Service Robot, a robot for industrial site safety, and announced its pilot operation at Kia’s plant in South Korea.

Tesla announces ‘Giga Fest’ to launch Gigafactory Berlin


Tesla announced and started taking registrations for “Giga Fest,” a county fair that the automaker is organizing for the launch of Gigafactory Berlin. more… The post Tesla announces ‘Giga Fest’ to launch Gigafactory Berlin appeared first on Electrek.

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Sibanye-Stillwater investing $490M to create 50:50 JV with ioneer for US-based Rhyolite Ridge Lithium-Boron project

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South Africa-based Sibanye-Stillwater will establish. a joint venture company with Australia-based ioneer with respect to ioneer’s Rhyolite Ridge Lithium-Boron Project.

Tesla delivery forecast set to surge 33% in 2022: Wedbush


Tesla’s ( NASDAQ: TSLA ) delivery forecast is set to surge by one-third in 2022 from 2021, according to a new investor note from Wedbush analyst Dan Ives.

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BASF and CATL partner with a focus on cathode active materials and battery recycling

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BASF SE (BASF) and Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (CATL) announced a strategic partnership on battery materials solutions, including cathode active materials (CAM) and battery recycling. The collaboration aims at developing a sustainable battery value chain, in support of CATL’s localization in Europe and contributes to achieving both companies’ global carbon neutrality goals.

Tesla will make sure you are a good driver before giving you access to Full Self-Driving Beta


Elon Musk said that Tesla will use its telemetry data to make sure customers are “good” drivers before allowing them to access its Full Self-Driving Beta software. This is a tricky situation since those customers already paid for the software.

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Volta Trucks raises €37M in Series B; Volta Zero pre-orders pass 2,500, with an order value exceeding €600M

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Volta Trucks has raised €37 million (US$44 million) in a Series B funding round. Existing investor Luxor Capital Group led the round. Pre-orders for the Volta Zero now exceed 2,500 vehicles, with an order value of more than €600 million (US$706 million), having doubled in the past three months. The company’s original seed investor and participant in the Series A round, Byggmästare Anders J Ahlström of Stockholm, added to its investment in Volta Trucks.

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Tesla shares rare look at Cybertruck’s giant updated windshield in new video


When Tesla unveiled the Cybertruck in late 2019, Elon Musk brought out a prototype of the vehicle that featured flat panels everywhere, from its thick steel body to its massive glass components.

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Solvay adds new thermoplastic composite capacity in the US to meet growing automotive and aerospace demand

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Solvay announced the installation completion of its new thermoplastic composites (TPC) manufacturing facility at its Greenville, South Carolina site. At full production capacity, the new line will add more than 30 positions at the 27,000-square-foot facility. The project represents a major milestone in Solvay’s efforts to industrialize its TPC capacity. A key driver for the world-class facility is growing demand from energy companies, supported by increasing aerospace and automotive demand.

Tesla ends its referral program for everything except solar roof


Tesla has now officially ended its referral program for its vehicles and everything else except its solar roof. We expect a new version of the program to launch in the near future. more… The post Tesla ends its referral program for everything except solar roof appeared first on Electrek.

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Want to be a Tesla FSD Beta tester? Elon Musk reveals how you can join


Tesla CEO Elon Musk finally revealed how the company would choose its expanded population of Full Self-Driving Beta testers: Be a good driver for seven days.

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Mercedes unveils 5 new electric cars! First look at EQG, EQE, Maybach EQS, more [Video]


As is to be expected, the German marques dominated at this year’s Munich motor show, constructing enormous stands not only in the expo centre on the outskirts of town, but in the very heart of Munich’s old town.

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F-150 Lightning built, Bolt EV owners cautioned, Model S yoke panned: Today’s Car News

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Chevy Bolt EV owners are cautioned about parking. Ford gets ready for the F-150 Lightning electric pickup. And does Tesla’s steering yoke do all that a steering wheel can do? One consumer giant isn’t convinced. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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Riding across Germany on the most badass electric bikes out there – our Super73 saga


In case you missed it , a gaggle of Electrek ‘s staff just spent several weeks in Germany attending the Eurobike and IAA Mobility trade shows to check out the latest in two-, three-, and four-wheeled electric transportation.

Chevy Bolt EV fires grab Jay Leno’s attention who says EVs are here to stay


Jay Leno loves automobiles, you can easily decipher that based on his massive collection of cars that peaks at over 300 units. A supporter of all things that have four wheels and an engine, electric cars are among Leno’s favorite.

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The cheapest electric vehicles available in 2021-2022


As electric vehicle sales continue to grow worldwide, more and more consumers are getting curious about the options out there. Sure, everyone has heard of Tesla and has a neighbor that has been driving a Prius for the last decade.

$25,000 Tesla Envisioned As Distinctly European Looking Hatchback


It's a bit like a Nissan Micra with Tesla cues, but it could look like this

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VW Chattanooga-built AWD ID.4 adds ample power/traction but best still to come OTA


VW invited Electrek to their Chattanooga factory location to check out the new AWD ID.4, which ups the electric SUV from around 200 to 300 horsepower with a front-wheel-drive motor. Even better, next year, North American units of the ID.4

Hyundai Ioniq 6 Spied More Closely Resembling Prophecy Concept


Reports say that it will be delayed in order for Hyundai to do some design modifications and powertrain upgrades

EGEB: Jaguar Land Rover EVs will ferry world leaders at crucial UN climate summit


In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): Jaguar Land Rover will provide electric cars for delegates at COP26 in Glasgow. The floating offshore wind pipeline has reached 54 GW, and European countries lead.

Hyundai And LGES Begin Construction Of Battery Plant in Indonesia


It will have manufacturing output of 10 GWh annually with an option for 30 GWh

EVgo just launched a rewards program to earn free charging, here’s how it works


EVgo has announced a new loyalty program where customers can earn points toward future free charging sessions. The program, called EVgo Rewards, is a first of its kind for public charging networks in the US, according to EVgo. Here’s everything you need to know.

Hyundai teams up with Chelsea for EV campaign

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Chelsea FC and Hyundai have teamed up to launch ”Turn the Blue, Green” campaign, part of which includes the Korean carmaker providing Kona EVs to the club and its female football stars.

Elon Musk: software will shape future of car industry, Chinese automakers are most competitive with Tesla


In new comments, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that software will shape the future of the automotive industry and added that he believes Chinese automakers are most competitive with Tesla on that front.

Rivian Goal To Raise $8B In IPO, 4th Largest In Decade If Reached


Look to late October or November of 2021 for the offering to play out


ROCKPALS’ 200W solar panel has 18W USB-C to run off-grid spaces at $300, more New Green Deals


Now that we’re heading into the cooler months, you might be considering heading off-grid for a fall camping trip. The ROCKPALS 200W solar panel will easily power your campsite through its 4-in-1 cable, which can be used to recharge portable batteries. Plus, there’s native QuickCharge 3.0

Onto Partners with Citroën and Adds the New ë-C4 to its Electric Fleet

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Citroën to provide electric vehicle subscription service Onto with a fleet of 300 New ë-C4s in the range-topping ‘Shine Plus’ specification.

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Podcast: Proposed U$12,500 EV incentive, Tesla FSD Beta, Lucid 520 mile range, VW ID.4 AWD, and more


This week on the Electrek Podcast , we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including the new proposed $12,500 EV incentive in the US, the Tesla FSD Beta v10 update, Lucid breaking 500-mile range barrier, our first look at the VW ID.4 AWD and more.

NITI Aayog, RMI, & RMI India Launch ‘Shoonya’ Campaign

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Over 30 e-commerce, OEMs, fleet aggregators, charging infrastructure companies join hands to deliver green as part of the campaign to clean up final-mile deliveries.

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China’s Mars Helicopter to Support Future Rover Exploration

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The first ever powered flight by an aircraft on another planetary took place in April when NASA's Ingenuity helicopter, delivered to the Red Planet along with Perseverance rover, but the idea has already taken off elsewhere.

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