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Snow Lake Lithium seeking to develop first all-electric hard-rock lithium mine to supply N. American EV industry

Green Car Congress

Canada-based Snow Lake Lithium has outlined plans to develop the first all-electric hard-rock lithium mine in Manitoba, Canada, thereby developing a domestic supply of this critical resource to the North America electric vehicle industry.

2022 Super Bowl LVI EV ads: Dr. EVil, robot dog, charging “issues,” Zeus and the iX, more

Green Car Reports

With electric cars still supercharging the stock market, it’s no surprise that several automakers are showing big-budget EV ads this Super Bowl Sunday, February 13.

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DOT and DOE announce nearly $5B over 5 years for new national EV charging network; $615M in FY2022

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The US Departments of Transportation and Energy announced nearly $5 billion that will be made available under the new National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program to build out a national electric vehicle charging network. The program will provide nearly $5 billion over five years to help states create a network of EV charging stations along designated Alternative Fuel Corridors, particularly along the Interstate Highway System.

Ford hires former Tesla engineer to lead ‘Advanced EV Development’


Ford has hired former Tesla Engineer Alan Clarke, who left the company over twelve years to oversee Ford’s “Advanced EV Development” projects. According to Clarke’s LinkedIn, he accepted the position this week and officially joined Ford in California.

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LanzaJet and Marquis Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) to build 120 mgpy Alcohol-to-Jet plant in Illinois

Green Car Congress

LanzaJet, a sustainable aviation fuel technology provider and producer, has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Marquis Sustainable Aviation Fuel (Marquis SAF) to construct a 120 million gallons per year (mgpy) integrated sustainable fuels plant in the US using low-carbon intensity (CI) feedstocks to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and renewable diesel via the LanzaJet Alcohol-to-Jet process.

Tesla Giga Texas 360-degree video previews an upcoming revolution in EV production


A recently-shot 360-degree footage of Tesla’s Gigafactory Texas facility hints at what could very well be an upcoming revolution in electric vehicle production.

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Porsche acquires stake in Fazua and plans joint ventures with Ponooc to expand involvement in e-bike market

Green Car Congress

Porsche is further expanding its involvement in the rapidly growing market for e-bikes by acquiring a stake in Fazua , an innovative manufacturer of e-bike drive systems, and establishing a strategic partnership with Ponooc Investment B.V. Ponooc is part of Pon Holdings B.V.—a —a trading and service company with around 16,000 employees worldwide, which is also active in the bike industry and the automotive business. Porsche is acquiring 20% of the shares in Fazua GmbH.

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Renault Group, Valeo and Valeo Siemens eAutomotive to develop and manufacture rare-earth-free automotive electric motor

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Renault Group, Valeo and Valeo Siemens eAutomotive have signed a memorandum of understanding to form a strategic partnership for the design, co-development and manufacture in France of a new-generation automotive electric motor, eliminating the use of rare earths. The three partners will combine their know-how and recognized expertise to design a unique electric powertrain system that is unparalleled worldwide, offering more power on less energy, without the use of rare earths.

Ford eyes India for electric vehicle production hub


Ford is considering bringing its electric vehicle operation to India as a potential hub for export and sale in the domestic market, according to a statement from the company. The announcement comes just months after Ford stated it would stop manufacturing and selling cars in India.

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Tesla Boombox blunder, Super Bowl EV ads, Lincoln’s electric plans: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Lincoln is reportedly looking at a lot of luxury EVs in its future. We look at all the Super Bowl EV ads. And Tesla hits mute on the Boombox unless you’re parked. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

The DFEH’s case against Tesla has been filed, and its allegations are very, very serious


Just a few days ago, Tesla noted in a blog post that the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) is intending to file a lawsuit against the company over alleged systemic racial discrimination and harassment in the its CA facilities.

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Tesla plans to build new design center in Beijing this year, Chinese government says


Tesla is planning to build its new design center in Beijing later this year, according to a new document released by the Chinese government. more… The post Tesla plans to build new design center in Beijing this year, Chinese government says appeared first on Electrek.

Rivian R1T crashes into pole, fire ensues but driver escapes unharmed


The Rivian R1T may not have received its official safety ratings from agencies like the NHTSA yet, but a recent crash in California suggests that the all-electric truck is quite a safe vehicle.

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Report: Ford broadens plan for Lincoln EVs—including electric Navigator

Green Car Reports

Ford is planning electric versions of all of its Lincoln luxury brand's current SUVs, Reuters reported Thursday.

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smart transforms into an all-electric brand and teases 2023 crossover EV called the smart #1


smart Automobile Co., has officially begun its transition into an all-electric automaker by offering the latest taste of its first new EV following parent company Mercedes-Benz AG’s joint venture with Geely Holding.

Toyota explores manual transmission for modern EVs in new patents


Toyota appears to be exploring the idea of using manual transmission (MT) systems for modern electric vehicles, at least based on several patents with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Here’s how rooftop solar could have prevented 2021’s Texas big freeze power outage


A year on from the big Texas freeze that knocked out the state’s power system and caused at least 246 deaths , new research released yesterday found that rooftop solar could have supplied more than enough electricity to meet the shortfall on all but two of the 13 days when power production fell short of forecasted demand.

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US: Plug-in Cars Sales Approached 5% Market Share (Q4 2021)


There is also a clear shift toward larger electrified vehicles

RadRunner 2 electric bike review: Rad Power Bikes’ most fun utility e-bike yet!


When Rad Power Bikes launched the RadRunner 2 , it didn’t show off a laundry list of new updates. Instead, there were only a few key changes.

Out-of-town retail outlets to get charging boost

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Osprey Charging partner with Ediston to install charge points at retail outlet sites

Over 50% of Harley-Davidson’s electric revenue came from selling kids’ e-bikes, not motorcycles


Harley-Davidson’s recent financial reports shed an interesting new light on its electric motorcycle operations. We’re now seeing more detail than ever before on where Harley’s electric-based revenue is coming from.

Ford Signs Top Tesla Engineer Alan Clarke To Boost EV Development


A 12-year Tesla veteran, Clarke most recently was the EV maker's director of new programs engineering

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Biden administration, DOE announce $3 billion in new funding to support US EV battery manufacturing and recycling


President Biden and the US Department of Energy have issued multiple notices of intent to allocate $2.91 billion in support of EV battery manufacturing as part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

EV ads in the 2022 Super Bowl

Plug in America

Once again, electric vehicles are taking the spotlight during the Super Bowl, with several ads touting both vehicles and charging equipment. Take a look at these ads below and let us know what you think in the comments! BMW. ?. General Motors. Nissan.

Electric compost trucks are coming – EcoCycle will operate nation’s first, a Mack LR


EcoCycle, a nonprofit recycler in Boulder, Colorado, is putting into service the nation’s first commercial electric truck for compostable waste collection. The truck is a Mack LR electric and EcoCycle hopes that it will be first of many adopted by the industry.

Toyota Patents Plans For EV With Manual Transmission And Clutch


The patent appears to show an EV that you can change gears in but you can also set it to a gearless mode too

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Here’s the DFEH lawsuit against Tesla, and it’s way more serious than the company made it sound


The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) has now officially filed the lawsuit that Tesla warned about in a blog post earlier this week, and it’s a lot more serious than the automaker made it sound.

Smart #1 Is The Actual Name Of Brand's First Electric Crossover


Check out the first official photos of Smart #1 camouflaged production prototypes undergoing aerodynamic and winter testing

Podcast: Tesla ‘recall’ bonanza, Ford on Tesla, Nikola troubles, and more


This week on the Electrek Podcast , we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including a series of Tesla recalls that are not really recalls, Ford makes a fascinating comment on Tesla, Nikola Motors is in troubles again, and more.

Video Friday: Lunar Rover

Cars That Think

Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your friends at IEEE Spectrum robotics. We’ll also be posting a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months; here's what we have so far ( send us your events !):

Ford is exploring India as a possible hub to manufacture EVs for export following recent halt to sales in the country


Ford Motor Co. shared it is considering the possibility of manufacturing EVs in India, just months after a halt to all sales and manufacturing in the Asian country. In addition to exploring EV manufacturing in India, Ford is also open to the idea of reopening its sales books in India for EVs only.


What’s Plan B for active mobility?  

Green Energy Consumers

The Transportation & Climate Initiative (TCI) is a multi-state effort to phase down our dependence on gasoline and diesel fuels and to kickstart investments for cleaner, more affordable transportation options. In November 2021, the governors of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island withdrew support for the program. We're disappointed because without TCI, it's unclear how the states will achieve the emissions reductions needed to meet their climate goals.

Snapper’s XD 82V cordless electric snow blower falls to $399 (Save $100), more in New Green Deals


Tired of shoveling your sidewalk and driveway to avoid using a gas-powered snow blower in the winter? Well, Snapper’s XD 82V model can run for 75 minutes on the included 4Ah battery and easily clears your yard after a heavy snow.

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Tesla Production And Deliveries 'Extremely Solid' For Q1: Analyst


The analyst writes that investors should expect Tesla's Q1 "shipping momentum" to be much better than Q4 2021

Electric Cars v Hydrogen Cars – Which Is The Better Choice?

Drive Electric

Our chief aim at DriveElectric is helping motorists go green. So we’ve taken a look at hydrogen’s green credentials and viability as a real-world fuel source for personal vehicles.

A Greener Army, Lucid, Apple And Robes: EV News Feb 10, 2022


It's your weekly dose of interesting EV news to share with family and friends


Is Europe’s Nuclear Phaseout Starting to Phase Out?

Cars That Think

In the depths of the 1970s oil crisis, French prime minister Pierre Messmer saw an opportunity to transform his country’s energy supply.