Sat.Oct 23, 2021

BorgWarner receives $4.97M DOE award for SiC-based high power-dense inverter

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BorgWarner is the recipient of a $4.97 million US Department of Energy (DOE) Award for the development of a Scalable Ultra Power-dense Extended Range (SUPER) inverter.

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Tesla Supercharger expansion, 42-mpg hybrid pickup, Volvo C40 EV and XC60 PHEV reviewed: The Week in Reverse

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Which automaker is keeping driving data in its cars for up to a year? Which company revealed plans for three future EVs this past week? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending October 22, 2021.


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BMW Group Plant Munich begins series production of electric i4

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The first series-produced BMW i4 EV ( earlier post ) rolled off the production lines at BMW Group Plant Munich. The company’s home plant now manufactures all drive variants on a single assembly line. For the plant and team, the launch of the BMW i4 is a milestone on the road to electric mobility.

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Tesla increases Model S and Model X prices by $5,000


Tesla has increased Model S and Model X prices by another $5,000 as demand is pushing deliveries of new orders deep into next year. more… The post Tesla increases Model S and Model X prices by $5,000 appeared first on Electrek.

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California 2020 crude average carbon intensity value increased 7%

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Every year, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) posts an Annual Crude Average carbon intensity calculation, using the the Oil Production Greenhouse Gas Emission Estimator (OPGEE) Model.

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Electric scooter maker Silence unveils cheap two-seater electric car with removable batteries


Barcelona-based Silence has just unveiled its Silence S04 electric car, which will be produced in two models with varying power and speed levels. more… The post Electric scooter maker Silence unveils cheap two-seater electric car with removable batteries appeared first on Electrek.

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2021 Volkswagen ID.4 RWD receives NHTSA 5-Star overall safety rating

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Volkswagen of America announced that the ID.4 RWD electric SUV has earned a 5-Star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which runs the government’s New Car Assessment Program (NCAP).

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Benchmark: battery supply chain hit by Chinese energy cuts

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Benchmark Minerals reports that China’s ongoing energy shortage, which has seen local governments enforce intermittent power cuts since July 2021, has begun to affect domestic anode and cathode production as several producers were forced to scale back production in late Q3. Hunan and Inner Mongolia are among the most affected areas of the battery supply chain, with the former a production hub for cathodes and the latter a hub for synthetic graphite anode processing.

Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicle of the Week: A 7-seater Electric Beer Bike


Normally I’d say that alcohol and vehicles don’t mix – but in this case I think we’ve found a nice compromise. With a sober driver and a gaggle of tipsy riders in back, this 7-seater electric beer bike might be one of the weirdest ways to get your brew on.

Albemarle signs two agreements for strategic investments in China to expand lithium conversion capacity

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Albemarle Corporation, a leader in the global specialty chemicals industry, announced its intent for strategic investments in China in support of the expansion of its lithium conversion capacity. The company recently signed investment agreements with the Yangtze River International Chemical Industrial Park in the Zhangjiagang Free Trade Zone (Jiangsu province), and the Pengshan Economic Development Park in the Pengshan District (Sichuan province).

The Volkswagen ID.4 – Here’s the Thing… [Video]


The Volkswagen ID.4 is a most curious car. Seemingly a tame vision of the future of VW’s electrification strategy, yet it seems to garner a fair bit of love and hate. To figure out why this is, I partnered with VW to get a feel for the car for 2 weeks.

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Road Test: 2022 Honda Civic Sedan 1.5T Touring

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Refined and One Step Closer To Perfection. Ready to take on the best of the rest. The 2022 Honda Civic sedan has been completely redesigned–and for many that will be a good thing. The new handsome styling forgoes sharp edges and a busy design for a more mature and finished look that hints Euro.

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Mercedes EQC Coming To US After All, Albeit In 2025


The second generation of the EQC battery-powered compact crossover will arrive in the USA alongside an electric C-Class

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All four Tesla Models receive late-night price increases


On Friday, all four Tesla Models received late-night price increases, ranging from $2,000 for the Model Y Long Range and Model 3 Standard Range+ to $5,000 for the Model S and Model X Long Range configurations.

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VIN Decoder Reveals Rivian Electric Delivery Van Names, Trims


The Rivian 500 Van and 700 Van will be available in S (Service) and Z (Amazon) trims

BMW Fully Electric, ID 4 Highest Overall Safety Ratings, EV Charging, EV Research Investment

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Electric Vehicles, Electric Cars BMW Group Plant Munich goes fully electric 2021 Volkswagen ID.4

Rivian R1T Deliveries Now Underway


Here is one of the first happy customers that shared a few photos


Tesla Owners Want Tesla To Be Treated Fairly By The NHTSA. They’re Not Crying Foul.

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CNN has reported that Tesla fans are “crying foul as the Biden administration moves toward Autopilot regulations.” ” This isn’t the case at all.

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Ineos To Test Hydrogen Fuel Cells On Grenadier Off-Roader From 2022


Owned by Europe's largest hydrogen producer, the carmaker says fuel cell is the most attractive zero emissions tech for the Grenadier

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Retrofitting three-wheeler to electric 

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Retrofitting three-wheeler to electric. To boost the electric vehicles on Indian roads the government has brought up a policy that can eliminate personal vehicles in the upcoming decades.

Ford F-150 Lightning Orders Delayed Until December


Reservation holders received notifications of cancelled appointments scheduled for October 26

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Samsung to build its first EV battery plant in US 

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Samsung to build its first EV battery plant in US . Samsung has announced that it will build its first electric vehicle battery plant in the US. It will enter into the North American EV battery space by building its first battery plant.

UK: 40% Of Parents Want Their Children To Learn To Drive In An EV


But more than a quarter think electric cars are harder to learn in and to own

Genesis GV60: The First EV to Have Wireless Charging 

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The Genesis GV60, Hyundai luxury brand’s first dedicated electric car , is set to debut next year and will feature a first in segment technology. The model will be one of the first global-market EVs to have wireless charging as standard equipment. The Hardware.

Toyota’s Chief Scientist Believes Not Everyone Should Drive A BEV


Toyota Chief Scientist Gill Pratt reckons “a diversity of drivetrains” will all play their part in reducing emissions

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Tesla FSD Beta v10.3 delayed, ‘probably’ releasing Sunday, Musk says


Tesla’s newest version of the Full Self-Driving Beta was delayed from Friday to Sunday, according to CEO Elon Musk. If you were expecting to receive a new bi-weekly download and didn’t receive it, it will “probably” release tomorrow, the CEO said. Tesla has been releasing new versions of the FSD Bet a to members of the Beta testing pool every other Friday. However, some releases are delayed for unexpected reasons, including bugs found in the software before release.

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US: Tesla Increased Prices Of Base Versions Of All Models


Estimated delivery times also continue to increase

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Bill McKibben On Unions, Tesla, & Elon Musk — CleanTechnica Interview


Cryptocurrency & Social Trust have come a long way, baby! Cars Clean Transport CleanTechnica CleanTechnica Videos Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Green Economy Investment Bill McKibben Cleantech Talk Elon Musk Tesla

Wall Street Experts Aren't Best At Predicting Tesla's Performance


Perhaps we should look to people who are familiar with Tesla, rather than misinformed analysts

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Nevada Becomes 16th Clean Cars State, & Model For Others


Originally published by NRDC, Expert Blog. By Simon Mui Nevada became the 16th state in the nation to adopt clean cars yesterday, after the Legislative Commission approved the Clean Cars Nevada program in a bipartisan vote.

Stellantis And Samsung SDI Announce Battery Joint Venture In NA


The agreements mirror the recent one with LG Chem's LG Energy Solution

Utilities & EV Dreams in India


Guest blog by Nitish Arora and Jessica Korsh India needs to exponentially increase the number of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to power the potential 102 million EVs on the road in 2030.

EVs In 60ish Seconds: This Week's Top Electric Car News, Oct. 23


It's the weekend, which means it's high time to catch up on some electric car news

The Gas Car Death Spiral


Editor’s note: A little more than a month ago, I wrote an article about 500 million gallons of gasoline being displaced by electric vehicles in 2020.

Are Wall Street Analysts The Best At Predicting Tesla’s Future?


When I see Wall Street analysts trying to predict Tesla’s performance, I often chuckle. Oftentimes, I feel as if I have exclusive court side seats — especially as Tesla’s quarter ends.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg’s Security Details Drives A Ford Mustang Mach-E


While many Tesla fans aren’t happy with the Biden Administration right now, it’s important to look for the good and congratulate it. Today, we’re seeing U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg walk the walk instead of just talking the talk like most politicians do.

Update: Tesla Model 3 v. Nissan LEAF v. Chevy Bolt (We Have a Winner)


In 2018, the Tesla Model 3, Nissan LEAF, and Chevy Bolt were new electric cars with 200-ish miles of range and sub-40K price tags. It was anyone's guess who would win-- but now we know.