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Meta Materials acquires assets and IP of Optodot; battery separators and coating technology

Green Car Congress

Meta Materials Inc., a developer of high-performance functional materials and nanocomposites, signed a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets and intellectual property, including 67 issued and 22 pending patents, of Optodot Corporation for an aggregate of $48.5

Tesla achieves production of 1,000 cars in a week at Gigafactory Berlin

Electrek

Tesla announced that it has achieved production of 1,000 Model Y vehicles in a week at Gigafactory Berlin. This is an important milestone – though the automaker originally planned to achieve it in April. more….

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Volvo Energy invests $4.9M in Connected Energy for second-life battery business; 10% stake

Green Car Congress

In its mission to support and secure an attractive and sustainable circular business model for batteries, Volvo Energy is investing approximately SEK 50 million (US$4.9 million) for a 10% stake in the UK-based second-life battery energy storage specialist Connected Energy.

Tesla price hike; Toyota Compact Cruiser EV; Blazer EV, Ioniq 6, Celestiq teased: The Week in Reverse

Green Car Reports

For how long will Tesla be the world’s top EV maker? How does a tech supplier propose dropping the onboard charger from electric vehicles? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending June 17, 2022.

EIA forecasts growing liquid fuels production in Brazil, Canada, and China through 2023

Green Car Congress

The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts that liquid fuels production in Brazil, Canada, and China will increase this year and next, contributing to growth in overall non-OPEC petroleum production.

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Kia pushes for an expanded EV plan after successful EV6 launch

Teslarati

EV sales for the Hyundai/Kia Group have been so successful that the Kia brand is now revising and expanding their previous investment into EVs and plans on releasing more models than previously announced. After a successful launch of the Kia EV6, which took U.S.

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IEA forecasts global oil demand to reach 101.6 mb/d in 2023; non-OECD countries lead expansion

Green Car Congress

The IEA June 2022 Oil Market Report (OMR) forecasts world oil demand to reach 101.6 mb/d in 2023, surpassing pre-pandemic levels. While higher prices and a weaker economic outlook are moderating consumption increases, a resurgent China will drive gains next year, with growth accelerating from 1.8 mb/d in 2022 to 2.2 mb/d in 2023, according to the forecast. In contrast to 2022 when the OECD led the expansion, non-OECD economies are set to account for nearly 80% of growth next year.

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Software République unveils first milestones for intelligent, secure and sustainable mobility

Green Car Congress

Software République , an open innovation ecosystem for intelligent, secure and sustainable mobility launched one year ago by Atos, Dassault Systèmes, Orange, Renault Group, STMicroelectronics and Thales, has presented its first milestones. These include: Creation of a “GIE” (Groupement d’Intérêt Economique, or economic interest group) to develop Software République’s activity and supervise project incubation within the collaborative ecosystem.

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Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicle of the Week: $2,000 Electric Party Boat with BBQ Pit!

Electrek

Buckle up, boys and girls! Today I’m going to treat you to something with an extra dose of both awesome and weird for this week’s entry in the Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicle of the Week! I hope you came hungry. And also ready to hurl that lunch you’re hungry for.)

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Watch Rivian R1T Drag Raced Against Ford F-150 Lightning And ICE Trucks

InsideEVs

Just in case you wanted to be reminded how much quicker electric trucks are compared to ICE

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Sony and Honda Invest 10 Billion Yen into New Joint Venture

Teslarati

Sony and Honda have announced a 10 billion yen ($74,083,950) joint venture in the creation of a new electric vehicle company known as Sony Honda Mobility Inc.

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Hyundai Plug-In Car Wholesale Shipments Exceeded 20,000 In May 2022

InsideEVs

Despite challenges, plug-in car sales reached another record

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Wheel-E Podcast! Walmart mid-drive e-bikes, Harley’s new eMTB, Chinese electric ATV & more

Electrek

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.

2024 BMW M5 plug-in hybrid spied looking glued to the road

InsideEVs

Giant brakes suggest the super saloon is packing some serious power (and weight

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The New CHEAPR

EV Club of CT

CHEAPR Board Meets Following Passage of Public Act 22-25 Following the passage of SB-4/Public Act 22-25, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and the CHEAPR board met on June 16th. The legislation made. Read more. Blog Electric Vehicles Policy CHEAPR Public Act 22-25 SB 4

How Well Does The Rivian R1T Take Tow-Charging?

InsideEVs

New R1T owner Ben Sullins has his own new truck towed to find out

Tesla Insurance Expands To Nevada — 9 States In Total

CleanTechnica

Tesla Insurance has expanded to Nevada, making it the ninth state to get Tesla’s in-house insurance program. There were reports that Florida and Maryland could be next, but although Tesla has made moves there, neither of those states became the ninth to get Tesla insurance.

Netherlands: Plug-In Car Sales Keep Growing In May 2022

InsideEVs

Almost a third of new passenger cars are rechargeable

Converting Bikes to E-Bikes Creates Extensive Collection

CleanTechnica

I had the pleasure of meeting Ian Ellis at the recent Yeppoon EV Expo. He has made an extensive collection of vehicles for himself by converting bikes to e-bikes. Here is his story in his own words.

New Nissan LEAF To Be Driven From Mexico To Canada

InsideEVs

The trip will recreate the first-ever Mexico to Canada journey in an electric car that happened 10 years ago

Tesla & North Platte Runza Partner To Bring 8 Superchargers To Nebraska

CleanTechnica

Tesla and North Platte Runza are bringing eight Tesla Superchargers to Nebraska, The North Platte Telegraph reports. Josh Catlett’s family has owned the south Runza on Dewey and Leota Street for just over two decades.

1 Million Miles In A Tesla

CleanTechnica

A Tesla owner in Germany, Hansjörg Gemmingen, recently shared that his Tesla Model S P85, which he purchased in 2014, had reached a milestone of 1 million miles. Gemmingen shared this achievement on Twitter, and he expects the milestone to be recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records.

Tesla Giga Berlin Team Built Over 1,000 Model Y EVs This Week

CleanTechnica

Tesla’s Giga Berlin team made over 1,000 Model Y EVs in a week this past week. This is a phenomenal achievement, as Giga Berlin just began producing vehicles this year. Congratulations to Giga Berlin team on making over 1000 cars in a week!

Tesla & Frito Lay Are Preparing For 100 Tesla Semi EVs

CleanTechnica

Tesla and Frito Lay are preparing for the long-awaited delivery of 100 Tesla Semi EVs. Teslarati reported that Tesla added an active Megacharger to a Frito Lay and PepsiCo facility in Modesto, California, in preparation for the delivery. I wrote about the reports of the installation of the Megacharger last month based on information provided […]. Clean Transport Electric Vehicles EV Charging frito lay PepsiCo Tesla Tesla Megachargers Tesla Semi

EV Road Trip — 25 Days & 8,182 Miles in Our Tesla Model 3

CleanTechnica

What’s it like to go on a road trip across the United States in the an electric vehicle? By John and Patti White. My wife and I enjoy road trips. We’ve driven in all 50 states. On our last big road trip in 2018, we left our home in San Marcos, California, drove to British […].

A Ford Tops EV Sales In Germany In May — Yes, Ford!

CleanTechnica

With multiple crises raging (chips, batteries, covid, Ukraine war…), disruption is the order of the day, and one can say that anything goes right now in Germany.

Does Wall Street Investor Cathie Wood’s Recent Tesla Purchase Predict the Stock’s New Bottom?

CleanTechnica

Perhaps one of Tesla’s most prominent supporters today is Ark Invest, led by bullish investor Cathie Wood, who got much of Tesla’s skyrocketing stock through 2019–2021 right in the years prior.