Wed.Feb 09, 2022

Project Triumph TE-1 prototype revealed; Williams Advanced Engineering battery system

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Project Triumph TE-1 was revealed in completed prototype form.

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Right to repair bill could allow more independent shops to work on EVs and hybrids

Green Car Reports

A right to repair has been introduced in the House of Representatives, which could help more independent shops work on electric cars and hybrids. Introduced by Representative Bobby L. Rush, the Right to Equitable and Professional Auto Industry Repair (REPAIR) Act (H.R.


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Amprius Technologies ships first commercially available 450 Wh/kg, 1150 Wh/L batteries

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Amprius Technologies, Inc.,

Tesla recalls some 2020-2022 vehicles over heat-pump issue, “decreased defrosting performance”

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Tesla has issued a recall for 26,681 vehicles from the 2020 through 2022 model years over an issue relating to an improperly operating heat-pump valve—an issue that can be fixed through an over-the-air update.

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DHL purchases 33M liters of sustainable aviation fuel from Air France KLM Martinair Cargo

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DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, has signed an agreement with Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP) for the purchase of 33 million liters of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The three-year cooperation represents one of the most significant SAF purchases in the Freight Forwarding industry yet. AFKLMP has been a long-term, reliable partner and one of the leaders in the Group’s GoGreen carrier certification program for many years.

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2023 Alfa Romeo Tonale plug-in hybrid: 30 electric miles, and an Alfa driving experience

Green Car Reports

The 2023 Alfa Romeo Tonale crossover was revealed Tuesday with an available plug-in hybrid powertrain, making it the first production Alfa hybrid of any kind. Launching in North America in the first quarter of 2023, the Tonale builds on on the platform of the Jeep Renegade and Fiat 500X.

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Kia unveils 2023 Sportage PHEV; 32-mile AER

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Kia unveiled the 2023 Sportage PHEV, the latest electrified model to join its lineup. Building upon the Sportage HEV, the turbocharged Sportage PHEV offers outstanding efficiency, with a 13.8-kWh battery and targeted all-electric range (AER) of 32 miles.

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Autonomous vehicle simulation company MORAI secures US$20M Series B

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Korea-based MORAI , a developer of full-stack autonomous vehicle simulation technology, secured a US$20-million Series B funding round.

Kia Sportage and Alfa Tonale PHEVs, right to repair EVs, Tesla recall: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Kia and Alfa Romeo roll out plug-in hybrids. EV owners and independent shops might soon be able to tap into more repair details. And Tesla is recalling vehicles it already fixed. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

Mack launches vehicle-as-a-service (VaaS) program for Class 8 battery-electric truck

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Mack Trucks and Mack Financial Services (MFS) recently launched an all-inclusive Vehicle-as-a-Service (VaaS) program to help simplify the purchase process and help customers better manage expenses associated with acquiring the Mack LR Electric battery-electric truck ( earlier post ).

The Tesla Model Y is gaining ground frighteningly quickly in CA’s general auto market


When Tesla CEO Elon Musk stated back in the Q1 2021 earnings call that he believes the Model Y will “quite likely” be the world’s best-selling car in the future, many were skeptical.

Ford Pro begins shipping all-new E-Transit

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Ford Pro has begun shipping the all-new E-Transit from Kansas City Assembly Plant—the company’s first US plant to assemble both batteries and all-electric vehicles in-house.

Tesla dominates car sales in California with impressive growth in 2021 and 2 of top 5 best-selling cars


Tesla is dominating car sales in California with impressive growth in 2021 that has resulted in having 2 of the top 5 best-selling cars in the state.

Volvo Cars to invest US$1.09B in Torslanda plant for next-generation fully electric car production; mega casting

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Volvo Cars will invest SEK 10 billion (US$1.09 billion) in its Torslanda manufacturing plant in Sweden in coming years, in preparation for the production of the next generation of fully electric cars. As part of the planned investments, the company will introduce a number of new and more sustainable technologies and manufacturing processes in the plant.

DS E-TENSE Performance – Formula E for the Road

Drive Electric

Thanks to DS Automobiles, you’ll soon be able to whizz around UK roads in your very own, road-legal, Formula E powered car. Meet the DS E-Tense Performance.

Tritium to build new fast charger plant in Tennessee; up to 30k units per year at peak capacity

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In an effort to increase sales, localize production and expand electric vehicle charging infrastructure in the United States, Tritium DCFC Limited announced plans for expansion of its US footprint with a new manufacturing facility in Lebanon, Tennessee. The location is expected to house up to six production lines for Tritium’s DC fast chargers, including the company’s award-winning RTM and all-new PKM150 models.

Tesla’s role in America’s EV industry recognized by Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg


Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg acknowledged Tesla’s role in the electric vehicle industry in a recent interview on CNBC’s Squawk Box. “We

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Tesla is ‘feverishly’ working on new Roadster that will be an ‘exciting flying machine,’ says chief designer


Tesla Chief Designer Franz von Holzhausen gave a rare update on the often delayed Tesla Roadster. The designer says that Tesla is still “feverishly” working on the electric hypercar that will be an “exciting flying machine.”

SpaceX assembles world’s largest rocket with giant robot arms


For the second time ever, SpaceX has fully stacked a two-stage Starship rocket, once again creating the largest launch vehicle prototype ever assembled.

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Tesla’s heat pump problem causing loss of heat explained in new NHTSA recall


The problem with the heat pump leading Tesla owners to lose heat in extreme cold and the subsequent software fix that Tesla issued has now been revealed in more detail in the new NHTSA recall.

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Tesla Gigafactory Berlin approval delays push back production start to mid-March: rbb24


Tesla Gigafactory Berlin could get the official green light to begin production in mid-March, a new report from Brandenburg news outlet rbb24 suggests. The report suggests Tesla will not receive approval to begin production until mid-March at the earliest as the plant is still awaiting approval.

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Harley-Davidson’s new lower-cost electric motorcycle coming in Q2 under LiveWire sub-brand


Harley-Davidson is riding high on its positive 2021 earnings report showing a huge 32% increase in revenue.

Ford F-150 Lightning, Rivian R1T, Hyundai Ioniq 5 land on AutoTrader’s ‘Best New Cars for 2022’


Three of the electric automotive sector’s newest additions have landed on AutoTrader’s list of “Best New Cars for 2022.”

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BMW to advertise iX electric SUV during the Super Bowl with Arnold Schwarzenegger as Zeus, and a flying mini horse named ‘Peggy’


If you tune in to the first quarter of this year’s Super Bowl on February 13, you’ll be able to catch a new ad from BMW showcasing its iX SUV before it begins sales in the US next month.

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SpaceX, NASA investigating parachute ‘lag’ during latest Dragon recovery


On February 2nd, NASA officials reported that a SpaceX Cargo Dragon spacecraft suffered a minor parachute anomaly during its most recent reentry, descent, and splashdown.

Lectric XP 2.0 Step-Through review: The best bang-for-your-buck electric bike gets even better!


I’ve long called the Lectric XP 2.0 the best bang-for-your-buck electric bicycle because it offers so much utility and performance for its modest $999 price.

Tesla to roll out software update to fix windshield defrosting issue on 26k vehicles


Tesla is rolling out an over-the-air software update that would allow the company to address a windshield defrosting issue present in vehicles that are equipped with a heat pump.

Florida legislators want to kill solar net metering, and hundreds rallied in protest


State legislators in Florida have approved Florida SB 1024 and HB 741 , which would require future rooftop solar panel owners to pay higher rates and curb net metering. Yesterday, solar workers traveled to Tallahassee and let legislators know what a terrible idea they think these bills are.

BMW will tout all-electric iX SUV during Super Bowl following seven-year absence


BMW will bring an all-electric iX SUV to its star-studded Super Bowl advertising campaign during the most-watched sporting event in the United States.

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Faraday Future announces partnership with Myoung Shin to manufacture mass-market FF81 EV in South Korea?


Southern California EV startup Faraday Future has shared news of a new partnership with South Korean automotive manufacturer Myoung Shin to produce its FF81 mass-market EV.

Tesla is expecting a lawsuit from California over ‘systematic racial discrimination and harassment’


Tesla said in a blog post published on Wednesday that it is expecting a lawsuit from the State of California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) regarding claims of “systematic racial discrimination and harassment.”

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Tesla says it expects lawsuit over ‘systematic racial discrimination and harassment’ from DFEH, calls it unfair


Tesla announced that it is expecting the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) to file a lawsuit alleging “systematic racial discrimination and harassment” at Tesla. The company preemptively defended itself calling it “unfair and counterproductive.”

Elon Musk-funded drinking fountains for Flint schools finally deployed


For the first time since 2016, students in Flint, Michigan, will drink clean water from water fountains installed in their schools.

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Paxcess 60W solar panel offers 18W USB-C at $105 (Save $45), more in New Green Deals


With spring on the horizon, you might be looking at ways to have a sustainable camping trip once the weather warms up. If so, then the Paxcess 60W solar panel should be folded up and with your camping gear come springtime. It packs 60W DC output at 18V as well as 18W USB-C and 24W QC 3.0,

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EV market trends, in-depth

Electric Auto Association

EVA chapter member publishes informative guide. Trend toward greater range to continue in 2022.

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Triumph’s electric motorcycle design revealed as the bike rolls closer to production


The Triumph TE-1 electric motorcycle project is progressing even closer to production after the company showed off the latest design and announced that Phase 3 development is now complete. And it’s been a long time coming.

Andrew Ng: Unbiggen AI

Cars That Think

Andrew Ng has serious street cred in artificial intelligence.

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