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Cadillac begins retail production of LYRIQ EV

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General Motors has begun retail production of the 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ ( earlier post ) at GM’s Spring Hill, Tennessee, assembly plant. GM announced a commitment to invest $2 billion in Spring Hill Assembly in October 2020. An additional $2.3

Preview drive: 2023 Nissan Ariya electric crossover reboots brand's EVs from the inside out

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Electric vehicles have the potential to soothe and simplify, to declutter and maximize space. The transition to EVs marks an opportunity for automakers to reinvent the entire vehicle around a distinctive look and feel, with less drama.

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Audi Environmental Foundation, TUB developing microplastics filter for tire wear particles

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The Audi Environmental Foundation is developing filters for urban runoff in conjunction with the Technical University of Berlin (TUB). The filters prevent tire wear particles and other environmentally harmful substances from being washed into sewers and bodies of water along with rainwater.

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VW details major over-the-air update for ID.4 EV, promises more American software development

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Volkswagen on Tuesday announced a major software update for the ID.4 and other EVs affecting charging, driver-assist tech, and various vehicle functions. The ID. Software 3.0

IDTechEx: we need fast, reliable and ubiquitous public charging stations

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Charging speeds for electric vehicles (EVs) vary widely, from as little as 15 minutes using an ultra-rapid 350 kW charger, to as much as 24 hours when relying on a domestic wall outlet.

Lucid confirms Nvidia architecture for its DreamDrive Pro driver-assistance system

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Lucid on Tuesday confirmed that Nvidia will supply the software architecture for its DreamDrive Pro driver-assistance system. DreamDrive Pro will use the Nvidia Drive software platform, in combination with 32 onboard sensors, Lucid said in a press release.

Mercedes-Benz joins Automotive Cells Company (ACC) as future equal shareholder; third gigafactory slated for Italy

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Stellantis, TotalEnergies/Saft and Mercedes-Benz have finalized the agreement to bring Mercedes-Benz onboard as a new, equal partner of Automotive Cells Company (ACC). Earlier post.) The partners have committed to increase ACC’s industrial capacity to at least 120 GWh by 2030. By then, its French (Billy-Berclau/Douvrin) and German (Kaiserslautern) plants will each be able to produce at least 40 GWh per year against the 24 GWh initially planned.

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Antelope Valley Transit Authority first all-electric transit agency in North America

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On 16 March 2022, the Antelope Valley Transit Authority Board of Directors, along with the California Air Resources Board (CARB), hosted a celebration recognizing AVTA becoming the first all-electric transit agency in North America.

Tesla surges to $1 trillion valuation once again following 16 percent rally in one week


Update 12:25 PM EST: Paragraph 5 revised to include quote from Wedbush’s Dan Ives. Tesla stock ( NASDAQ: TSLA ) has surged past the $1 trillion valuation mark once again for the first time since mid-January, following a nearly 16 percent rally in the past five trading days.

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GreenPower launches the Nano BEAST electric Type A school bus

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GreenPower Motor Company, a manufacturer and distributor of electric medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, launched the Nano BEAST: a purpose-built, battery-electric, Type A school bus with a range of up to 150 miles per charge. GreenPower’s Nano BEAST Type A School Bus.

Tesla Model Y added to Hertz fleet, joining Model 3


The Tesla Model Y has been added to Hertz’s fleet of rentable electric vehicles, joining its sibling vehicle, the Model 3.

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BMW Group publishes SORDI, largest open-source dataset for super-efficient AI applications in production

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The BMW Group is publishing the world’s largest data set to streamline and accelerate significantly the training of artificial intelligence in production.

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CATL announces zero-carbon battery plant in China as it looks to achieve global carbon neutrality


The world’s largest battery manufacturer , is going green… or at least starting to. Earlier today, CATL announced it has built a zero-carbon battery plant in Yibin, Sichuan province of China.

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Renault suspending industrial activities in Russia

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The Board of Directors of Renault Group has decided to suspend Renault Group activities in its manufacturing plant in Moscow as of 23 March. Regarding its stake in AVTOVAZ, Renault Group said that it is assessing the available options, taking into account the current environment, while acting responsibly towards its 45,000 employees in Russia. Renault Group already implements the necessary measures to comply with international sanctions.

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The single-largest wind farm in North America comes online in Oklahoma


Columbus, Ohio, headquartered American Electric Power ’s 998-megawatt (MW) Traverse Wind Energy Center in Oklahoma is now online. It’s the largest single wind farm built at one time in North America. more….

Stellantis and LG Energy Solution to invest > $5B CAD in JV for 45 GWh gigafactory in Canada

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Stellantis N.V. and LG Energy Solution (LGES) have executed binding, definitive agreements to establish the first large-scale, domestic, electric-vehicle battery manufacturing facility in Canada. The resulting joint venture company will produce lithium-ion battery cells and modules to meet a significant portion of Stellantis’ vehicle production requirements in North America. The joint venture company will invest more than $5 billion CAD ($4.0

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Nikola Motor says it has started production of the Tre electric semi


Nikola Motor said on Wednesday it has started production of the all-electric Tre, a semi, at its factory in Coolidge, Arizona. Nikola plans to begin deliveries of the electric semi during the second quarter, according to a presentation the company set up for analysts.

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Delta Air Lines signs 75 MGPY for 7 years SAF deal with Gevo; oneworld Alliance members plan to buy 200 MGPY

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Gevo has signed a “take-or-pay” agreement with Delta Air Lines, Inc. to supply 75 million gallons of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) per year for seven years. Based on current assumptions, including those around future pricing of commodities and the future values of certain environmental benefits, Gevo estimates that the agreement should generate approximately $2.8 billion of revenue, inclusive of the value from environmental benefits, for Gevo over the seven-year term of the agreement.

SpaceX frees up orbital launch site for upgraded Super Heavy booster


After ‘destacking’ Starship S20, SpaceX has officially removed Super Heavy Booster B4 from Starbase’s lone orbital launch mount – and likely for the last time.

Einride partners with Maersk to electrify over one million shipments over the next five years


EV freight technology company Einride has announced a new partnership with Maersk to provide its Freight Mobility platform to the latter’s fleet.

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Hertz’s Tesla order for 100k vehicles included Model Ys, which will be available in late April


Hertz Global Holdings confirmed to Teslarati today that its order for 100,000 Tesla vehicles in late 2021 included Model Y builds, not just Model 3s, as reported initially. Hertz also stated the Model Ys would be available in select regions in late April.

NIO rolls first batch of ET7 sedans off assembly line ahead of deliveries next week


NIO moves ever-closer to delivering its ET7 luxury sedan. The company announced the first batch of EVs has officially rolled off its assembly line in Hefei, China. ET7 deliveries remain on schedule to arrive to NIO reservation holders in China beginning March 28. more….

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Tesla battery supplier LG Energy Solutions announces $1.4B battery factory in Arizona


Tesla battery supplier LG Energy Solutions announced it would build a $1.4 billion battery production facility in Arizona as demand for electric vehicles throughout the United States skyrockets. LG Energy Solutions said it would build the $1.4

BYD and Shell partner up to expand energy and charging solutions in China and Europe?


Chinese EV automaker BYD announced it has found an unlikely partner in Shell to expand and promote a good deal of energy and charging technologies together throughout Europe and China.

Polestar announces Single Motor Polestar 2 is coming to the U.S.


Polestar, the Swedish electric vehicle maker backed by Volvo and Geely Motors, is bringing a Single Motor Polestar 2 to the United States. The vehicle is Polestar’s most affordable to date, and will give consumers more access to its vehicles with a lower price point.

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Stellantis and LG Energy announce new 45 GWh battery cell factory in Canada


Stellantis and LG Energy announce that they will together build a new 45 GWh battery cell factory in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. more…. The post Stellantis and LG Energy announce new 45 GWh battery cell factory in Canada appeared first on Electrek.

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Suzuki announces $1.37B electric vehicle manufacturing investment in India


Japanese company Suzuki Motor said it plans to invest $1.37 billion in its India factory to produce all-electric vehicles and batteries, its India unit said earlier this week.

With electric bikes exploding in popularity in the US, is a new wave of light electric motorcycles next?


Electric bicycles have long been popular forms of transportation in Europe and Asia, but the last few years have seen sales skyrocket in the US.

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Happy 10th Birthday to the Open Source Robotics Foundation

Cars That Think

Ten years ago this week (more or less), the Open Source Robotics Foundation announced that it was spinning out of Willow Garage as a more permanent home for the Robot Operating System.

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Electrify America unveils new charging station with better displays, cable management, solar, and more amenities


Electrify America unveiled a new charging station concept today that includes updates to the actual chargers with better displays and cable management as well as updates to the stations themselves with solar canopies and more amenities. more….

Tesla Model Y Joins Model 3 In Hertz's EV Rental Fleet


Hertz is yet to make an official announcement, but Sawyer Merritt claims Hertz will buy "many thousands" of Model Y EVs

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Bianchi unveils two new mid-drive electric bikes for city riding and country touring


Bianchi is one of the oldest bicycle companies still in existence, but today’s announcement is decidedly new-tech. The storied brand has just unveiled two new electric bicycles in the Bianchi T-Tronik line: The T-Tronik C-Type and T-Tronik T-Type. more….

2024 MINI Cooper SE Will Be Shorter Yet Roomier Than Current Model


The more efficient packaging of the dedicated EV platform will also make room for a larger battery

Polestar has begun US deliveries of the Long Range Single Motor Polestar 2, and we got a chance to drive it


Polestar announced it has officially begun delivering its 2022 Long Range Single Motor Polestar 2 to US consumers today. This trim delivers a 270-mile EPA range, which was announced last December and joins the 2022 Dual Motor version.

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LG Energy Solution Announces Cylindrical Battery Plant In U.S.


Batteries will be supplied to EV manufacturers "including prominent startups

Sun Joe’s 14-inch electric mower with bagger falls to $118 (2022 low), more in New Green Deals


If you’re searching for ways to be greener this summer, look no further then. It’s corded and doesn’t require gas or oil to run, and even comes with a 10.6-gallon collection bag, which means that your clippings will be gathered and not strewn across the yard and potentially into the sewer.

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Buying an EV amid high demand and supply chain issues

Plug in America

With record-setting gasoline prices across the nation, an increasing number of drivers are considering electric vehicles (EVs). Searches for new plug-in hybrid and all-electric vehicles are at record levels, increasing by over 60% since the beginning of March according to a report by MarketWatch.