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Chevrolet lowers price on 2023 Bolt EV by $5,900, on Bolt EUV by $6,300

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Chevrolet, which resumed production of the Bolt electric vehicles in April, has announced that the upcoming 2023 Bolt models will be priced significantly lower than their predecessors. The 2023 Bolt EV starts at $26,595 ($5,900 lower); the Bolt EUV starts at $28,195 ($6,300 lower). 2023 Bolt EV.

Polestar adds referral program, but it's not like Tesla's

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Polestar announced last week that it's launching its own referral program to incentivize owners to promote the brand's EVs to others.

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Transit Systems adding two Australia-built hydrogen buses to Victoria’s Zero-Emission Bus Trial

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Transit Systems VIC, part of Kelsian Group, Australia’s largest integrated marine, tourism and transport company, is adding two Australian-built hydrogen fuel cell buses to the fleet as part of the Victorian Government’s three-year Zero Emissions Bus Trial.

More than three out of four Volvos sold in California have a charge port

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Of all Volvos sold in California last month, 77% were plug-in hybrids or EVs, the automaker said Thursday in a press release announcing its May 2022 North American sales. That's an increase of 6% over the previous month, demonstrating the continued appetite for plug-in cars in California.

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Chalmers, SSPA researchers advance method for further developing hydrofoils for electric vessels

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Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have created a unique method for further developing hydrofoils that can significantly increase the range of electric vessels and reduce the fuel consumption of fossil-powered ships by 80%.

Lincoln Corsair PHEV review, Polestar referrals, California drought and CO2 cost: Today’s Car News

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Volvo’s sales of plug-in models are gaining momentum, and Polestar is adding a referral program, but it’s not so Tesla-like. The California drought has a clean-air cost. And we drive Lincoln’s not-so-electric plug-in hybrid. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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BIT, FAW team develops turbocharged, DI hydrogen engine; high power and efficiency, near-zero NOx

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A team from Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) and China First Auto Works Corporation (FAW) has developed a 2.0L direct-injection (DI) turbocharged hydrogen engine that delivers clean, efficient, and high-power performance. Peak power of 120 kW @ 4400 rpm and a maximum torque of 340 N·m @ 2000 rpm can be achieved with the matched turbocharger. A paper on the study appears in the journal Fuel. Hydrogen, as clean and renewable energy, is an ideal fuel for internal combustion engines.

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Porsche participates in Rimac’s €500M Series D round

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Porsche and Rimac are taking the next step in their collaboration with focus on the digital and electrified future of mobility. The Stuttgart-based sports car manufacturer is participating in a Series D funding round by the Croatian automotive technology group Rimac Group. The total volume of the round is €500 million, with Porsche investing an eight-figure sum. Porsche made its first investment in Rimac in 2018 and has successively increased its interest.

Tesla’s workforce reduction can provide up to $1 billion in annual OPEX savings: Goldman Sachs


Elon Musk recently noted that Tesla would be reducing its salaried headcount by 10% as the company has become overstaffed in some areas. This initiative, at least according to Goldman Sachs analyst Mark Delaney, could translate into ~$0.225-$1.0 billion in annual OPEX savings.

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BASF, Inflexor lead $8M Series A for Indian space propulsion startup Bellatrix Aerospace

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India-based in-space propulsion startup Bellatrix Aerospace Pvt. is raising a Series A round led by BASF Venture Capital GmbH, the corporate venture company of BASF SE, and Inflexor Ventures, an early stage deeptech/IP focused VC Fund. The round also includes participation from StartupXseed, Pavestone Capital, Mankind Pharma family office, Survam Partners, Karsemven Fund, and other prominent family offices and angel investors.

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Tesla FSD Beta program adds more members with 95 safety score


New members are joining Tesla’s FSD Beta Program as the company lowers the required safety score to 95+. Tesla started adding to its FSD Beta Program on Monday, June 6. A few Tesla owners who received a 95 safety score shared their excitement about getting into the program on Twitter.

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Manz AG takes 40% in CUSTOMCELLS

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Manz AG, a globally active high-tech engineering company with a comprehensive technology portfolio, is acquiring a 40% stake in CUSTOMCELLS Tübingen GmbH and further expanding the cooperation already in place for several years. The CUSTOMCELLS Group is developing and manufacturing advanced lithium-ion battery cells. The group recently gained international recognition through the establishment of a joint venture for cell production with Porsche AG. Earlier post.)

Tesla falls behind German automakers as preferred workplace among engineering graduates


Last year, something remarkable happened in Germany’s job market. While the top workplaces among engineers have always been local car manufacturers, Tesla, the American electric vehicle maker, shot up to second place in last as Gigafactory Berlin neared completion.

Advent Technologies, Laskaridis Shipping sign MoU on methanol fuel cells for maritime

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Advent Technologies signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Laskaridis Shipping Company Ltd., a ship management company based in Athens, Greece, with a fleet of 90 vessels, which includes 55 midsized or large dry bulk vessels. Under the terms of the MoU, Laskaridis and Advent will jointly conduct a pilot program, under which Advent will supply Laskaridis Shipping with its Serene High Temperature Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (HT-PEM) methanol-powered fuel cells.

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SpaceX’s NASA Crew Dragon launch manifest doubles in three months


NASA says it will soon award SpaceX another five Crew Dragon astronaut transport contracts after purchasing three extra missions from the company on February 28th.

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Qiantu unveils K20 $13,000 two-seat electric car


Qiantu has unveiled a new two-seat electric car with up to 500 km (300 miles) of range and a starting price equivalent to just $13,000. more…. The post Qiantu unveils K20 $13,000 two-seat electric car appeared first on Electrek.

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Ford F-150 Lightning comes with cheeky accessory that throws subtle shade at Tesla


Ford F-150 Lightning owners who recently took delivery of their all-electric trucks are finding something unique among their vehicles’ accessories. One of these seems to be a cheeky and clever marketing campaign directed at the market leader in electric vehicles, Tesla.

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Aptera raises $40 million to bring solar electric car with up to 1,000 miles of range to production


Aptera announced that it raised $40 million to bring its solar electric car with up to 1,000 miles of range to production later this year. more…. The post Aptera raises $40 million to bring solar electric car with up to 1,000 miles of range to production appeared first on Electrek.

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Next-gen Apple CarPlay aims to takeover in-car screens & functions


Apple’s next-generation CarPlay aims to takeover in-car screens and functions as automakers bring dashboards into the modern age. During WWDC 2022—on Monday, June 6, 2022—Apple announced its next-gen CarPlay software, which aims to reinvent the in-car experience.

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Addmotor M-81 Cargo e-bike with 80 mile range sees $900 discount, more in New Green Deals


If you’re looking for a great way to travel around this summer without using a drop of gas or oil, then we have a great sale for you to check out. Addmotor is offering several of its e-bikes on sale at up to $900 off for Father’s Day, and the M-81 Cargo takes full advantage of that at $1,799.

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Review: 2022 Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring plug-in hybrid plays to gas prices, not the future of luxury

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The brand best known for Town Cars and Continentals has entered the plug-in age with those models’ hallmarks—like a hushed, conservative approach.

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Tesla is aiming to improve service and make majority of appointments same-day repairs


Elon Musk says that Tesla is working on its service in North America and aiming for the majority of appointments to be same-day repairs. more…. The post Tesla is aiming to improve service and make majority of appointments same-day repairs appeared first on Electrek.

Elon Musk fires warning shot at Twitter over bots issue: “This is a clear material breach”


Tesla CEO Elon Musk has fired a warning shot at Twitter over his concerns about the social media company’s spam and fake accounts. Musk’s concerns were outlined in a letter to the company on Monday.

Biden throws a lifeline to ‘paralyzed solar supply chain’ by waiving tariffs for 24 months


President Joe Biden will today waive tariffs for 24 months on solar panels made in Southeast Asia in response to a Department of Commerce (DOC) investigation that is destabilizing the US solar industry. more….

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Tesla gets stern snub from its new home state’s EV rebate program


Tesla may consider Texas as its new home after establishing a Gigafactory in the state, but the EV maker is still getting the cold shoulder from the local auto market.

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Voro Motors RoadRunner Tronic seated electric scooter to hit 65 mph with TWO 5,000W motors


Every time I think I’ve seen the electric scooter envelope pushed as far as it can go, someone comes along and builds a bigger envelope.

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Tesla Cybertruck makes rare appearance at Moss Landing Megapack event


A commissioning ceremony was recently held at the Tesla Megapack farm at Moss Landing, CA, better known as the Elkhorn Battery Energy Storage Facility. The event featured a special guest from the electric vehicle maker in the form of the company’s upcoming all-electric pickup truck, the Cybertruck.

Solid Power begins solid-state battery pilot before testing with Ford and BMW in late 2022


EV-scale solid-state battery cells have come one step closer to reality in Louisville, Colorado, where Solid Power announced it will begin pilot manufacturing of solid-state cells.

Model Y Charging With Tesla's CCS Combo Adapter: First Use Details


This Model Y owner shares what he learned while using the official adapter for the first time, as well as his mistakes

Ford provides adapter to charge stranded Tesla vehicles with F-150 Lightning pickup


Ford has been providing an adapter to F-150 Lightning electric pickup buyers that enables them to charge stranded Tesla vehicles. more…. The post Ford provides adapter to charge stranded Tesla vehicles with F-150 Lightning pickup appeared first on Electrek.

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Sandy Munro Says Rivian R1T "Way Underpriced," Should Cost $100K


The auto manufacturing expert also mentions "buckets of cost reduction opportunity

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Mazda vows to make factories carbon neutral by 2035 while it continues to build ICE vehicles


Mazda Motor Corporation announced plans to make all its factories around the world carbon neutral by 2035 as part of its larger goal of making its supply chain carbon neutral by 2050.

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Tata Motors has received a biggest order of Tata XPRES T EV’s.

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Tata Motors is all set to deliver its biggest Electric vehicle to EV mobility company BlueSmart. Tata Motors about to deliver 10000 XPRES T EV’s to Bluesmart Electric Mobility. The XPRES T EVs are based on the Tigor EV.

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Say what?! Walmart has full-suspension mid-drive electric bikes now?


Walmart has long offered an interesting array of low-cost electric bicycles. Some of the bikes have even dipped down into ultra-budget territory with prices below $400. It can be a good option for those that want the utility of an electric bicycle but don’t have a lot of spare cash.

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Tesla Model X Plaid Carrying Six Drag Races Porsche 911 Turbo S


The Model X Plaid is so fast that it needs ballast to make drag races more exciting for viewers

Here are the best electric bikes you can buy at every price level in June 2022


Here at Electrek , we have spent countless hours performing detailed hands-on testing of hundreds of electric bicycles. Through the hundreds – err, probably thousands of miles at this point, we’ve gotten to know these e-bikes inside and out.

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Gates Introduces Next-Gen Belt Drives For E-Bike Applications


These new carbon belt-drives offer increased longevity, efficiency, and power delivery

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