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Mercedes-Benz begins sales of DRIVE PILOT Level 3 conditionally automated driving in Germany

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Mercedes-Benz’ DRIVE PILOT system for conditionally automated driving (SAE Level 3) can be ordered in Germany from 17 May as an optional extra for the S-Class for €5,000 and for the EQS for €7,430 (Driver Assistance Package Plus: €2,430 and DRIVE PILOT: €5,000) excl.

Tesla said it received 3 million job applications in 2021


Tesla said in its 2021 Impact Report that it received 3 million job applications from potential employees last year.

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Anglo American unveils prototype 2MW hydrogen-battery hybrid mine haul truck

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Anglo American plc unveiled a prototype of the world’s largest hydrogen-powered mine haul truck designed to operate in everyday mining conditions at its Mogalakwena PGMs (platinum group metals) mine in South Africa.

Fucare launches wild-looking new 28 MPH Gemini electric bikes with dual batteries for long range


Fucare’s new Gemini X electric bike pairs a novel looking trellis-style frame with some high performance electric bike parts to create a fast Class 3 e-bike that looks at home on both the streets and the trails. more….

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California Seabed Mining Prevention Act passes on the Assembly Floor

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California Assembly Bill (AB) 1832, the California Seabed Mining Prevention Act , received unanimous support on the Assembly floor on 5 May. This legislation, introduced by Assemblymember Luz Rivas and co-authored by Senators Ben Allen and Monique Limón, and Assemblymembers Sharon Stone and Bill Quirk, would protect more than 2,500 square miles of seafloor and marine life from hard mineral extraction.

Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicle of the Week: Vanlife in a ‘high speed’ electric panel van?


Flashy electric sports cars and massive electric trucks may grab more attention and headlines, but it’s the average-Joe electric vehicles that will make a real difference in our cities.

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Altris to manufacture sodium-ion cathode material in Sweden

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Sodium-ion battery cathode producer Altris AB ( earlier post ) signed a deal with AB Sandvik Materials Technology to house the company’s first industrial-scale manufacturing facility in Sandviken. The new facility, called ‘Ferrum’, will have the annual capacity to produce 2000 metric tonnes of Altris’ cathode material Fennac, enabling 1GWh of sustainable sodium-ion batteries to enter the market each year.

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Wheel-E Podcast! Lightweight e-bikes, FREY CC fat e-bike, solar RV trike, new e-Harley & more


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

Lexus RZ and Kia Sportage Hybrid reviews, Ioniq 5 and EV6 charging, Lucid and Polestar price hikes: The Week in Reverse

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Which big automaker confirmed an 800-volt EV architecture in the works? How much does the F-150 Lightning’s home-backup system cost? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending May 6, 2022.

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Quick Charge Podcast: May 7, 2022


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: May 7, 2022 appeared first on Electrek.

Road Test: 2022 Genesis GV70 AWD 3.5T Sport Prestige

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A Premium Small SUV with Handling Like a Sports Wagon. The all-new 2022 Genesis GV70 slots in just below the larger GV80 SUV, both of which will be joined soon by the all-electric GV60.

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In Q1 2022, Audi Increased All-Electric Car Sales By 66%


The year-over-year progress is clear, but the results were lower than in the previous quarter

Opinion: A Plug-In Perk: Free Charging

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Finding Free Is the Key To Low-Cost EVing. I’m not sure why, but my news feed seems to be full of stories about how it’s often more expensive to charge an EV than one thinks, often times costing more than the gas equivalent vehicle.

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Tesla Confirms Vale Nickel Deal, Lists Battery Material Suppliers


Vale is on Tesla's list of direct battery material suppliers included in the 2021 Impact Report; the mining giant confirmed the deal

A Return Engagement Eversource and United Illuminating

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Commercial and Multi-Family Residential Is the Focus The two major Connecticut electric distribution companies (EDCs), Eversource and United Illuminating, will speak to the club at a virtual meeting to be held on May 10th at. Read more.

UK: Plug-In Car Sales Barely Increased In April 2022


But that's because of weak results for plug-in hybrids, as battery-electric cars are expanding quickly

Tony Fadell: The Nest Thermostat Disrupted My Life

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The thermostat chased me for 10 years. That is pretty extreme, by the way. If you’ve got an idea for a business or a new product, you usually don’t have to wait a decade to make sure it’s worth doing. For most of the 10 years that I idly thought about thermostats, I had no intention of building one.

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Fully Electric Nissan GTR Will "Definitely Come One Day"


Nissan confirms an all-electric GTR will (eventually) happen

Glencore & Li-Cycle Partner For Battery Recycling


Li-Cycle and Glencore have announced a long-term battery supply agreement to better serve the EV battery supply chain. The agreement is a global feedstock supply agreement. Glencore will supply a wide variety of manufacturing scrap as well as end-of-life lithium-ion batteries to Li-Cycle.

Volkswagen Group: EVs Are Basically Sold Out In Europe And US For 2022


The Group's CEO Herbert Diess revealed that China is "really picking up" too

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The Metals Company Success: Deep-Water Collector Vehicle Tested At Depth Of Almost 2,500 Meters


The Metals Company announced along with Allseas the successful results of a deep-water test of its polymetallic nodule collector vehicle in the Atlantic Ocean. The vehicle was tested at a depth of almost 2,500 meters.

Hyundai Motor Group Orders Vitesco EMR4 Axle Drives For New EVs


It's expected to be used in new global B/C-segment electric vehicles

Mary Barra Says By Mid-Decade GM Will Be Selling More EVs In The US Than Anyone — Including Tesla


General Motors CEO Mary Barra told Yahoo! Finance that the company plans to sell more EVs in the US than other automakers, including Tesla, by the middle of the decade. She also said that EVs are a huge opportunity for the company.

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BMW's Neue Klasse Platform Will Debut On 3 Series-Sized EV In 2025


BMW CEO Oliver Zipse says the architecture will be exclusively used for all-electric cars, starting with the midsize premium segment

Bubbling/Peeling Tesla Model 3 Steering Wheel — 25,000 Mile Review Update


I may have had a one-of-a-kind issue with my Tesla Model 3 at nearly 25,000 miles. Perhaps others have had this issue, but I didn’t find it on forums and the Tesla Service tech I spoke to hadn’t seen the problem before. The problem, as you can see in the pic above and pics and […].

Tesla’s 2021 Impact Report — Exiting The Fossil Fuel Era


Tesla released its 2021 Impact Report yesterday and shared details about the environment, supply chain, and how it’s leading the exit from the fossil fuel era. Last year alone, Tesla customers avoided 8.4 million metric tons of CO2e. This statement by itself is an incredible milestone.

Tesla Plans German Factory Expansion


The paint is barely dry on the Tesla factory in Germany and it is already planning to expand. Cars Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Green Economy Manufacturing Tesla Tesla Germany Tesla Giga Berlin

A Deep Dive Into Tesla’s Corporate Governance Approach


Have you ever wondered what the inner workings of corporate Tesla look like? The recent company impact report offers an interesting glimpse into what it takes to create and sustain a wide-ranging company like Tesla.

Tesla Service — Nothing Much To Do


That’s what the service technician said when he arrived at my house to do the requested end-of-warranty check. I was concerned that after leaving warranty something might go wrong and I would end up with a big bill (been there, done that, with other vehicles).