Fri.Jan 21, 2022

Major companies with large fleets release new EV roadmap for car & truck manufacturers

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Members of the Corporate Electric Vehicle Alliance presented top vehicle manufacturers, including Volvo, GM, Daimler and Toyota, with a roadmap for developing the types of electric vehicles that companies plan to acquire in the US over the next five years.

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EV tech is the choice of politicians, not industry, claims European CEO: True for US?

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Ahead of a new strategic plan to be announced March 1, the CEO of Jeep, Chrysler, and Dodge parent company Stellantis isn’t sounding at all bullish on electric vehicles.

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LAND begins production of E Moto; user-selectable e-bicycle, e-moped, e-motorcycle modes

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LAND , a startup electric vehicle manufacturer headquartered in Cleveland, began US production on 120 units of the District E Moto this month.

GM's former Saturn plant is already starting to make Cadillac electric SUVs

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The first pre-production 2023 Cadillac Lyriq electric SUV has rolled off the assembly line at General Motors' Spring Hill, Tennessee, factory, GM president Mark Reuss announced Thursday on LinkedIn. GM is aiming to ship the first customer vehicles in "a few months" Reuss said.

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Isuzu and Cummins collaborating on prototype medium-duty electric trucks

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Cummins and Isuzu Motors announced an agreement to create a prototype medium-duty, battery-electric truck to demonstrate in North America. This truck represents the first zero-emissions solution facilitated by the Isuzu Cummins Powertrain Partnership (ICPP) formed in May 2019. Earlier post.).

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Cadillac Lyriq update, Rivian glamping, EVs a political choice: Today’s Car News

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Glamping getaways get destination chargers, thanks to Rivian. GM is getting ready for the arrival of Cadillac’s first fully electric vehicle. And is the shift to emphasize EVs all about politics? This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

California utilities partner to support regional electric vehicle charging network

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The California Electric Transportation Coalition and California utilities announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support a California Regional Charging Network. The MOU encourages cooperation and leadership among the California utilities to build out a regional network of chargers.

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SoCalGas adding 50 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell EVs to fleet

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Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) has taken delivery of 23 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (HFCEV), marking the company’s first purchase of hydrogen-powered vehicles. The company plans to expand its fleet of HFCEVs to 50 next month, making SoCalGas among the first utilities in the nation to start transitioning to hydrogen.

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Tesla aims for a few Model Y deliveries from Gigafactory Texas by the end of the quarter


Sources familiar with the matter told Electrek that Tesla aims to deliver a few Model Y vehicles from Gigafactory Texas by the end of the quarter. It would be an important milestone for the automaker and its new factory in Austin.

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Factorial Energy raises $200M to accelerate commercialization of solid-state batteries for EVs; round led by Mercedes, Stellantis

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Factorial Energy (Factorial) has raised $200 million as part of a Series D round of funding that was led by Mercedes-Benz and Stellantis Funding will be used to accelerate commercial production and deployment of Factorial’s solid-state battery technology that is safer and offers up to 50% greater driving range than current lithium-ion technology.

SpaceX rocket catch simulation raises more questions about concept


CEO Elon Musk has published the first official visualization of what SpaceX’s plans to catch Super Heavy boosters might look like in real life. However, the simulation he shared raises just as many questions as it answers.

Mercedes-Benz partners with Luminar to accelerate development of next-generation automated driving systems

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Mercedes-Benz and Luminar Technologies announced a partnership to accelerate development of future automated driving technologies for passenger cars. A central component of this is the optimal access to new technologies and global competencies. The intent of this partnership is to leverage the foundational lidar technology from Luminar with the aim to industrialize and integrate it into series production Mercedes-Benz vehicles.

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EV subscription company Autonomy launches Tesla Model 3 rental fleet


Autonomy, a company owned by vehicle subscription platform NextCar, has launched a new electric and zero-emissions vehicle subscription program with the Tesla Model 3.

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IIHS is developing a ratings program for driver attention safeguards for partial automation systems

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is developing a new ratings program that evaluates the safeguards that vehicles with partial automation employ to help drivers stay focused on the road. The safeguards will be rated “good”, “acceptable”, “marginal” or “poor”. To earn a good rating, systems will need to ensure that the driver’s eyes are directed at the road and their hands are either on the wheel or ready to grab it at all times.

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GM threatens action against any dealerships attempting markups on upcoming EVs


General Motors is looking to nip the any dealership issues in the bud before its influx of EVs hit the market. In a recent letter to its dealerships, GM has warned against markups above MSRPs and reservation amounts, threatening to redirect vehicles away from offenders.

Neuralink seeks to hire Clinical Trial positions hinting toward imminent human testing


Neuralink, a company owned by Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, is seeking to hire both a Clinical Trial Director and Coordinator, hinting that human testing for its series of brain implantation chips could be imminent. In August 2020, Musk and Neuralink engineers unveiled the v0.9 device.

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Watch Tesla Model X Plaid do 0-60 mph launch in 2.3 seconds – faster than advertised


Tesla has started deliveries of the Model X Plaid with tri-motor powertrain, and the first reviews are coming in. They show the electric vehicle, which is now the fastest SUV in the world, doing a 0-60 mph launch in 2.3 seconds – faster than advertised by Tesla.

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Lucid Air Dream Edition gets an in-depth review and speedy test drive at the hands of Jay Leno


Automotive enthusiast Jay Leno is one of the most knowledgeable celebrities in the world when it comes to cars. In recent years, Leno has gotten his hands on some of the best and most exciting vehicles to enter the electric sector, including the Tesla Cybertruck.

Ultra-yacht launches all-electric Duffy boat with solar charging at St. Petersburg show


Today Ultra-Yacht announced its first-ever All-Electric Duffy Boat featuring a solar charging option at the St. Petersburg Power and Sailboat Show in Florida. The Duffy Bayshore 18 is a zero-emission, low-maintenance boat that offers up to 12 hours of fun on the water.

GM to invest $6.5B for EV and battery production facilities in Michigan


General Motors is set to invest $6.5 billion to develop two facilities in Michigan responsible for electric vehicle and EV battery production, a new report from Detroit News says. According to a meeting agenda and two sources, GM will pump a massive $6.5 billion investment into the two facilities.

Tesla Subscription service launches in California with 100 Model 3s, aims for fleet of 10,000


A new startup called Autonomy launches in California as a Tesla subscription service with a fleet of 100 Model 3 vehicles, which it aims to grow to 10,000 Tesla vehicles by the end of the year. The question is: Who is it for?

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How to Know How Many Charging Stations Your Project Needs

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Want EV charging on your property but don't know how many you need? Here are some of the factors to know how many stations a project needs. The post How to Know How Many Charging Stations Your Project Needs appeared first on Smart Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations. Blog new installation

This is what big companies want from car and truck makers in EVs


Vehicle manufacturers are ramping up electric vehicle production, so big companies like Amazon, AT&T, and IKEA are telling vehicle manufacturers what kinds of EVs they want.

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VW ID. Buzz Pre-Production Begins Ahead Of First Media Drive Event


Next week, VW will host a "covered drive" event for journalists in Barcelona, Spain

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GM is investing over $150 million to produce electric motor components in New York


General Motors (GM) shared plans to invest nearly $154 million to renovate its Lockport Components plant in western New York to support stator module production.

Polestar Set Sales Target For 2022: 65,000 EVs


By 2025, the volume is expected to increase tenfold to 290,000 per year

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EV hype helped Stellantis stock beat TSLA in 2021 – Here’s how it can deliver in 2022 (part 1)


Built up on the hype of its new European brand alliances, a few EV reveals, and the promise of profitability that always comes with economies of scale, shares in Stellantis (STLA) rose more than 60 percent in 2021 , out-performing shares of Tesla stock (TSLA), which were up 27 percent over the same period.

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Dying Diesel, Blink Charging, Fiat Panda, More: EV News Jan. 21


It's time for another dose of interesting EV news, and it's sort of a European tour

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Honda e goes full thicc boi with touring car widebody kit (lots of pictures)


The guys at UK-based Old School Engineering have been working on their touring car-inspired, carbon fiber, widebody Honda e hot hatch for months. Earlier today, they finally released these pictures of the finished product.

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Spin Me Up, Scotty—Up Into Orbit

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At first the dream of riding a rocket into space was laughed off the stage by critics who said that you’d have to carry along fuel that weighed more than the rocket itself. But the advent of booster rockets and better fuels let the dreamers have the last laugh.

Funky e-bike review: The $999 DYU R1 electric bike looks odd but works great!


The DYU R1 electric bike certainly wins points for a unique design, but how well does it work? That’s exactly what I set out to find out when I began putting some miles on this interesting-looking e-bike a few weeks ago.

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Watch Tesla Model X Plaid Do 0-60 Timed Run In 2.3 Seconds


That's an improvement of 0.2 seconds over Tesla's official 0-60 mph time

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‘Look at me!’ Volkswagen struts its upcoming ID. Buzz leaving plant in Germany ahead of world premiere in March


Volkswagen continues to tease the world with its upcoming ID. Buzz electric minibus ahead of its world premiere scheduled for March 9th. The latest taste comes in the form of a video posted by the automaker’s commercial vehicle branch Volkswagen Nutzfahrzeuge.

Video Friday: An Agile Year

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Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your friends at IEEE Spectrum robotics. We’ll also be posting a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months; here's what we have so far ( send us your events !):

Here’s every electric vehicle that currently qualifies for the US federal tax credit


As sales of electric vehicles continue to surge, many new and prospective customers have questions about qualifying for federal tax credit on electric vehicles.

Tesla Heat Issue Drags On: Now It's Model 3s With No Heat Pump


Older, out-of-warranty Model 3 sedans may require a new heating unit, which could cost over $1,200 out of pocket

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Sun Joe’s blower/mulcher/vac sees off-season refurb. sale to $45, more in New Green Deals


If you’re still trying to convert from gas-powered lawn tools to electric, then we recommend picking up this deal Sun Joe 3-in-1 corded electric blower. Normally $59 or more, you’ll pay just $45 today.

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