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SEMI: 200mm semiconductor fab capacity set to surge 21% to mitigate supply-demand imbalance

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Semiconductor manufacturers worldwide are on track to boost 200mm fab capacity by 1.2 million wafers, or 21%, from the start of 2020 to the end of 2024 to hit a record high of 6.9 million wafers per month, according to SEMI’s 200mm Fab Outlook Report. After climbing to $5.3

Plug-in hybrid sales surprise: Jeep Wrangler 4xe outsells RAV4 Prime

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The Jeep Wrangler 4xe outsold all other plug-in hybrids in the United States in the first quarter of 2022. Jeep sold 8,346 Wrangler plug-in hybrids in Q1 2022, accounting for 18% of Wrangler sales, parent Stellantis said in a press release announcing its sales results.

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Hylane GmbH buys 18 Hyzon fuel-cell-electric trucks

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Hylane GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of DEVK Versicherung, one of Germany’s largest motor insurers, has purchased 18 fuel-cell-electric trucks from Hyzon Motors, with deliveries expected to begin in late 2022.

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First drive review: 2023 Toyota BZ4X EV is set as the sideshow but upstages hybrid headliners

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The 2023 Toyota BZ4X electric crossover is charmingly offbeat, and it seems to over deliver in nearly every way that might matter both to Toyota owners and those who want a no-fuss urban EV with trail cues.

Con Edison helping NYC drivers shift to EVs with more places to charge up

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There are now more than 29,000 electric vehicles registered in New York City and Westchester, including 1,262 added in February, the most recent month for which data are available, according to Con Edison, the electricity, gas and steam utility for New York CIty and Westchester County, NY. To keep those EVs powered up, there are 2,065 Level 2 chargers and 260 DC fast chargers in Con Edison’s service territory, more than 400 of them added in 2021.

Could studying gasoline "superusers" be a catalyst for EV policy? At least one state thinks so

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Washington State will study so-called gasoline "superusers" to help inform its EV policy. Lawmakers, which also recently put forth a bill to end sales of new internal-combustion vehicles in Washington by 2030, recently approved a $450,000 budget appropriation to study the biggest gasoline users, including how they could be convinced to switch to

Battery-electric advocate Scania, Cummins developing 20 fuel-cell-electric trucks for HyTrucks project

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Scania is currently working with Cummins to develop an initial 20 fuel-cell-electric trucks that will run on green hydrogen for the HyTrucks project. HyTrucks is a consortium of businesses that has pledged to put 1,000 hydrogen trucks and 25 hydrogen refueling stations on European roads by 2025. The HyTrucks consortium was founded by Air Liquide, DATS 24, the Port of Rotterdam, the Port of Antwerp and the Port of Duisburg in 2021.

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Honda to invest $40B over 10 years in electrification and software; launching 30 EV models by 2030; > 2M units p.a.

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In a press briefing held in Tokyo on its initiatives in automobile electrification, Honda announced that it will spend approximately ¥5 trillion (US$40 billion) in the area of electrification and software technologies to further accelerate its electrification over the next 10 years, including both R&D expenses (¥3.5

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Tesla Model Y Standard Range AWD only available for employees, at least for now: report


Reports are emerging that Tesla has now started deliveries of the Model Y Standard Range Dual Motor AWD, a variant of its all-electric crossover that was sighted during the Cyber Rodeo at Gigafactory Texas last week.

Wallbox enters first phase of build-out for US EV charger plant; 500k units/year by 2025

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Wallbox, a leading provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging and energy management solutions worldwide, has begun construction at its Arlington, Texas manufacturing facility, the company’s first US-based EV charger manufacturing facility.

SEC urged to “make an example” out of Elon Musk’s late Twitter filing 


Elon Musk and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) might be facing off once again, this time over the Tesla CEO’s Twitter stake filings. . Elon Musk allegedly committed filing violations while acquiring Twitter stock.

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PCC SE and Landsvirkjun to convert silicon metal plant CO2 emissions to methanol

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Landsvirkjun , The National Power Company of Iceland, and German investment company PCC SE have agreed to explore the possibility of capturing and utilizing carbon emissions from PCC’s silicon metal plant in northeast Iceland.

Elon Musk’s $100M carbon removal competition names teams eligible for $1M Milestone Awards


It has been over a year since Elon Musk announced his $100 million XPrize carbon removal competition.

Mercedes-Benz Cars aims to cut vehicle CO2 emissions by 50% over lifecycle by end of this decade

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At its first digital ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) Conference for investors and analysts, Mercedes-Benz announced aims to at least halve CO 2 emissions per passenger car over the lifecycle by the end of this decade compared to 2020 levels. To achieve this goal, the key factors include: electrifying the vehicle fleet; charging with green energy; improving battery technology, an extensive use of recycled materials; and renewable energy in production.

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General Motors inks cobalt supply deal with Glencore


General Motors has inked a new cobalt supply deal with Glencore PLC, a mining company that has dealt with EV leader Tesla in the past, as electric vehicle material availability becomes more unpredictable.

Here’s what’s projected for electric vehicle manufacturing through 2030


Automakers worldwide will spend more than a half trillion dollars to develop new electric cars and passenger trucks, and also on battery manufacturing, through 2030, according to the latest report by London-based sustainability consultancy firm ERM for the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). more….

Ford CEO Jim Farley named in Newsweek’s list of Greatest Auto Disruptors as Exec. of the Year


Ford CEO Jim Farley has been named in Newsweek’s 2022 List of Greatest Auto Disruptors, capturing the title of Executive of the Year. Farley took over as Ford’s frontman in late 2020 and has spearheaded the company’s transition to electrification.

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Toyota launches bZ4X electric SUV with starting price of $42,000


Toyota has now officially launched the bZ4X, its first all-electric vehicle in a long time, in the US and announced a starting price of $42,000. more…. The post Toyota launches bZ4X electric SUV with starting price of $42,000 appeared first on Electrek.

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Ford raises Mustang Mach-E prices in the UK amid rising material and energy costs


The Ford Mustang Mach-E has received a pretty significant price hike in the UK, with the all-electric crossover now starting at £47,530 ($61,990), about £6,000 ($7,800) higher than its original launch price of £41,330 ($53,900).

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Nissan USA nixes multiple trims for 2023 LEAF EVs, updates exterior but not much else


Nissan Motor Corporation debuted the 2023 model year versions of the LEAF today for the US market, sharing updated exteriors to the LEAF S and LEAF SV Plus – the only EV trims of the long-tenured EV to be sold when they arrive this summer. more….

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Lucid launches new Air Grand Touring Performance following ‘strong demand’ for speed


Lucid Group announced this morning it has launched a new version of its Air all-electric sedan: the Air Grand Touring Performance.

New York State is getting 38 MW of community bifacial solar farms


Boston-based solar company ClearPath Energy and Maitland, Florida-based Castillo Engineering , a solar engineering firm, are building six community bifacial solar farms in New York State. more…. The post New York State is getting 38 MW of community bifacial solar farms appeared first on Electrek.

Toyota officially launches the bZ4X, its first full EV in nearly a decade


Toyota’s bZ4X electric vehicle arrives at dealers this Spring, catalyzing the Japanese automaker’s launch into pure EVs, its first in nearly ten years.

See the Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle outfitted for police patrol use


Harley-Davidson’s motorcycles are frequently used for police motorcycles, though the latest bar-and-shield cop bike isn’t your typical Road King. Instead, Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire electric motorcycle is now getting the police treatment. more….

Tesla pushes against Senate Bill 512, legislation that would prohibit direct sales, OTA updates


Tesla is reaching out to supporters to push against Senate Bill 512 in Oklahoma, a piece of legislation that would prohibit direct sales and close both service centers and showrooms in the state.

Tesla launches Model Y Standard Range AWD for employees starting at $60,000 and with a few upgrades


Tesla has launched the Model Y Standard Range AWD starting at $60,000, but it only made it available to employees for now. It comes with a few upgrades. more…. The post Tesla launches Model Y Standard Range AWD for employees starting at $60,000 and with a few upgrades appeared first on Electrek.

SpaceX to launch five South Korean military satellites by 2025


South Korea is deepening its relationship with SpaceX with a contract to launch at least five military reconnaissance satellites on Falcon 9 rockets by the end of 2025.

Lucid announces Performance version of Air Grand Touring with 446-mile range and 1,050 horsepower


Following the start of deliveries of its Air Grand Touring trim, Lucid Motors announced a new Performance version that will arrive this summer. The Lucid Air Grand Touring Performance will deliver over 200 more horsepower than the standard Grand Touring and travel 0 to 60 mph 0.4

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Flash Drive: 2023 Toyota BZ4X EV

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Breaking Into the EV World. The 2023 BZ4X small SUV is the first-ever mass production all-electric vehicle from Toyota. It joins the line-up of cars and SUVs powered by hybrid, plug-in hybrid and hydrogen fuel cell technology that have made Toyota the world leader in electrified vehicles.

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Tesla is facing second assault on its right to sell and service its electric cars in Oklahoma


Tesla is facing a second assault on its right to sell and service its cars directly in the state of Oklahoma as legislators moved anti-direct sale language to a new bill.

Shift to electric vehicles opens up ?3-lakh-crore opportunity: CRISIL

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CRISIL analysis says the shift from vehicles with internal combustion engines to electric vehicles presents an estimated 3-lakh-crore opportunity for manufacturers of components, financiers, insurers, and shared mobility players, among other stakeholders in India, over the next five years.

Honda to invest $40 billion in EVs and $340 million in solid-state batteries, but will rely on hybrids well into 2030s


Honda CEO Toshihiro Mibe has truly begun to wake up and smell the EV coffee lately, making several big announcements in 2022 that pertain to expanded electrification. In its latest news, Honda plans to invest about $40 billion over the next decade to deliver 30 BEVs around the globe.

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Tata Motor’s open to partnership in Electric vehicle subsidiary.

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Tata motors is been the third largest manufacturer of passenger vehicles and it recently announced an opportunity for having a partner in both of its subsidiaries that makes Battery electric vehicles and regular engine-powered cars and SUVs as it looks to maintain its growth trajectory by tapping new technologies.

Exclusive: Rad Power Bikes ‘resetting’ to refocus on its electric bike customers, more physical stores


Rad Power Bikes , the leading electric bicycle company in North America, is restructuring its operations to cut costs and double down on the customer experience of its hundreds of thousands of e-bike riders.

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Honda to spend $64 billion on EV push, plans to roll out 30 models by 2030

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Fisker announces India HQ in Hyderabad in anticipation of entry into Indian EV market


American automaker Fisker announced it is expanding to a second headquarters in Hyderabad, India. The Indian footprint joins Fisker’s current HQ, engineering, and product development facilities in Southern California and will soon provide software and virtual vehicle development. more….

Understanding Software Engineering Salaries in 2022, in 5 Charts

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Programming in Go, the open-source language, is the most in-demand skill; the cybersecurity talent shortage continues to intensify; and Silicon Valley companies continue to offer the highest salaries, even to their remote workers. And the average U.S.

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