Tue.Dec 06, 2022

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StoreDot Extreme Fast Charging battery performance validated by Shmuel De-Leon Energy

Green Car Congress

StoreDot , a developer of extreme fast charging (XFC) batteries for electric vehicles ( earlier post ), announced that independent battery lab Shmuel De-Leon Energy (SDLE) successfully validated the performance of the StoreDot technology.

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Used EV depreciation: Do long-range models hold more value?

Green Car Reports

Used EV prices are dropping, but long-range models appear to be holding their value better, according to Automotive News. As analysts try to fit used-car value metrics to the growing population of used EVs, J.D.

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Toyota developing prototype hydrogen combustion engine Corolla Cross H2 Concept road car

Green Car Congress

Toyota engineers have created a prototype hydrogen engine road car—the Corolla Cross H2 Concept. By equipping the 1.6l

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Toyota rolls out C-HR plug-in hybrid, plans six bZ EVs for Europe

Green Car Reports

Toyota on Monday teased a plug-in hybrid version of its C-HR subcompact crossover and confirmed more all-electric bZ models for Europe. The Toyota C-HR Prologue Concept shown Monday previews a next-generation model scheduled to debut in the near future.

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Synova, SABIC and Technip Energies partner to produce olefins and aromatics from plastic waste

Green Car Congress

Synova, SABIC Global Technologies B.V.,

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Tesla says it is adding radar in its cars next month amid self-driving suite concerns

Electrek

Tesla told the FCC that it plans to market a new radar starting next month. The move raises even more concerns about potentially needed updates to its hardware suite to achieve the promised self-driving capability. more….

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GM opens Canada’s first full-scale EV plant to build BrightDrop Zevo electric delivery vans

Green Car Congress

General Motors has opened Canada’s first full-scale electric-vehicle manufacturing plant in Ontario.

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Berkeley Lab team validates bio-analogous technique for converting CO2 into liquid acetate

Green Car Congress

Scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have demonstrated a new technique, modeled after a metabolic process found in some bacteria, for converting CO 2 into liquid acetate, a key ingredient in “liquid sunlight” or solar fuels produced through artificial photosynthesis.

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Elon Musk tells Biden Tesla is opening its Supercharger network, but how?

Electrek

Elon Musk told President Biden that Tesla is opening its Supercharger network, but the plan has been unclear since Tesla opened its charge connector. more…. The post Elon Musk tells Biden Tesla is opening its Supercharger network, but how? appeared first on Electrek.

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Ford Pro and Deutsche Post DHL Group collaborate on electrification of last-mile delivery; > 2,000 electric vans by end of 2023

Green Car Congress

Ford Pro and Deutsche Post DHL Group recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding to accelerate the deployment of electrified vans used for logistics operations worldwide.

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Tesla Gigafactory Berlin in ‘total chaos,’ says worker in report about labor issues

Electrek

Tesla Gigafactory Berlin is reportedly in “total chaos,” according to a factory employee talking to Wired in a report highlighting labor issues at the factory. more…. The post Tesla Gigafactory Berlin in ‘total chaos,’ says worker in report about labor issues appeared first on Electrek.

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UP Catalyst offering carbon-negative graphite for European battery supply chain

Green Car Congress

UP Catalyst , an Estonia-based company developing a method to produce sustainable carbon nanomaterials and graphite from CO 2 ( earlier post ), says that it can produce carbon-negative graphite, consuming 3.7 tons of CO 2 per ton of graphite material produced. Conventional production of graphite not only takes place far away from battery manufacturing centers but also poses environmental challenges.

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Squad solar electric city car is coming to the US for $6,250 

Electrek

The Squad solar electric city car is launching in the US, and it starts at $6,250. Is it just a golf cart or actually a new and useful product? more…. The post Squad solar electric city car is coming to the US for $6,250 appeared first on Electrek.

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ORNL team develops new hydrothermal synthesis method for cobalt-free cathode material

Green Car Congress

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a new hydrothermal synthesis method that makes a cobalt-free cathode material (LiNi 0.9 Mn 0.05 Al 0.05 O 2 , NMA) with more uniform, round, tightly packed particles than is common in today’s cathodes, maintaining more stability throughout a charging cycle. The result is a more affordable battery from a faster, less wasteful process that uses less toxic material.

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Renewables will be the largest source of electricity by early 2025

Electrek

Wind and solar are set to account for over 90% of global electricity expansion over the next five years, overtaking coal to become the largest source of global electricity by early 2025, according to “ Renewables 2022 ,” the latest edition of the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) annual report on the renewable sector. more….

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Phillips 66 files LCFS pathway applications for renewable gasoline, CIs from 30.9 to 63.4 gCO2e/MJ

Green Car Congress

Phillips 66 Company has applied for three California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Tier 2 fuel pathways for renewable gasoline derived from soybean oil and canola oil. The carbon intensities range from 58.48 gCO 2 e/MJ to 63.35 gCO 2 e/MJ, depending upon feedstock and transportation mechanism. Phillips 66 also filed a separate application for renewable gasoline derived from distiller’s corn oil which is processed along with soybean oil and canola oil. The CI for this pathway is 30.86

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Ram teases electric truck a month ahead of debut, giving a glimpse into the ‘future of Ram’

Electrek

What does the future of Ram Trucks look like? We will find out in less than a month when Ram unveils its highly anticipated electric truck. But in the meantime, the automaker is giving us a glimpse into the “fierce, slick, heroic” design that will shape the future of the company. more….

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Tesla offers new discount for buying inventory cars in China

CN EV Post

As Tesla's insurance subsidy for Chinese consumers buying inventory cars was halved in December, it's offering new discounts to spur demand. The post Tesla offers new discount for buying inventory cars in China appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. Tesla

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New V2X program will study how bidirectional EV charging can lower utility costs

Electrek

Bidirectional charging allows EV owners to use energy from their car batteries to power their homes or send the energy back to the grid. The innovative technology can save EV drivers money on utility costs while helping lower electricity demand during peak periods. more….

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Try before you buy: Car rental market could be launch pad for EV adoption

The Driven EV News

Electric car rentals are giving customers a first taste of EVs and dispelling many of the myths around their usage, and range. The post Try before you buy: Car rental market could be launch pad for EV adoption appeared first on The Driven. EV News

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Ultra-exclusive yacht club invites commercial electric boats to compete in 2023 race

Electrek

To celebrate its 10th race competition, the Yacht club de Monaco is inviting commercially available electric boats to compete in the Monaco Energy Boat Challenge (MEBC) for the first time.

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XPeng has 99 problems but cash ain't one, says Deutsche Bank

CN EV Post

There are no major concerns about XPeng regarding liquidity in the near term and there is still time to win back market share, according to Edison Yu's team. The post XPeng has 99 problems but cash ain't one, says Deutsche Bank appeared first on CnEVPost.

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South Burlington approved zoning change that brings Tesla closer to its first Vermont sales center

Teslarati

An approved zoning change in South Burlington, Vermont, further paves the way for Tesla to sell vehicles to consumers. The City of South Burlington approved a zoning change on Monday night.

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Quick Charge Podcast: December 6, 2022

Electrek

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: December 6, 2022 appeared first on Electrek.

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Kentucky may be next to get an Elon Musk Boring Company tunnel

Teslarati

Louisville, Kentucky, might be the next city to have a tunnel built by Elon Musk’s company, The Boring Company. Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner and candidate for governor Ryan Quarles tweeted the latest work that the State Fair Board was working on.

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BYD looking to build passenger car plant in Europe

CN EV Post

BYD could build up to two passenger car plants in Europe, an executive said, also confirming that the company is buying its own ships to export cars. The post BYD looking to build passenger car plant in Europe appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. BYD BYD Europe

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Toyota to launch five new BEVs by 2026, but none scheduled for Australia

The Driven EV News

Toyota flags five new EVs for European market, but no indication of if and when they might be coming to Australia. The post Toyota to launch five new BEVs by 2026, but none scheduled for Australia appeared first on The Driven. EV News Top News

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Ford F-150 Lightning EVs deployed in US National Forests for new pilot program

Electrek

After unveiling its fully electric F-150 Lightning , Ford’s EV pickup is establishing itself as a true competitor in the truck market.

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Chinese EV startup Niutron to refund all consumers in major setback to its car-making efforts

CN EV Post

Niutron's first model, the Niutron NV, went on sale only on October 8 and had received 24,376 orders. The post Chinese EV startup Niutron to refund all consumers in major setback to its car-making efforts appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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SpaceX set to launch 40 satellites for Starlink rival OneWeb

Teslarati

While SpaceX’s near-term manifest continues to be impacted by an abrupt uptick in unexplained delays , the company appears to be on track to launch the first of at least two batches of satellites for internet provider OneWeb later this week.

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Apple Car on track for 2026 release, under $100K price, custom chip, and no full self-driving at launch

Electrek

Over the last couple of years, we’ve heard different estimates of when Apple Car might finally make it to market which have ranged from 2024 to 2028. Now the latest report predicts a debut in 2026 with a custom Apple Silicon chip, no self-driving, and a price tag under $100,000. more….

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Hybrid vs PHEV vs EV | Types of EVs Explained

Setec Powerr

Whether you fully embrace it or are in desperate denial, you must admit that the automotive industry is moving toward electrification at an unprecedented rate. It doesn’t hurt to know some of the terminology used in electric vehicles.

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VinFast poised for IPO ahead of global mid- and full-size electric SUV deliveries

Electrek

Just over a week after beginning deliveries of its first EVs to the US, Vietnamese automaker VinFast has publicly filed the necessary form with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to begin its process toward an initial public offering, or IPO. more….

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SpaceX returns Starship booster to factory after two major Raptor tests

Teslarati

For the sixth time this year, SpaceX has returned the same Super Heavy booster prototype to its South Texas Starship factory after completing several tests. Why is unclear.

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Rad Power Bikes launches RadTrike, first major e-bike maker with affordable 3-wheeler

Electrek

Seattle-based electric bicycle manufacturer Rad Power Bikes has just unveiled its latest model, the RadTrike. Expanding upon Rad’s extensive line of diverse two-wheeled electric bicycles, the RadTrike offers a new three-wheeler option designed to open the door to a wider range of riders. more….

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BYD Seal review: Is it the real Tesla Model 3 killer?

CN EV Post

The BYD Seal breaks the brand mould, from simple good value EVs to good-value, great-driving, great-styled EVs. The post BYD Seal review: Is it the real Tesla Model 3 killer? appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. BYD BYD Seal Review

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Dual Motor Polestar 2 gets improved performance via $1,200 OTA update

Electrek

According to news from Polestar this morning, North American 2 owners can now access a performance software update that permanently bolsters the horsepower and torque of their EV. The automaker also says those who purchase the upgrade should see increases to the EV’s mid-range acceleration. more….