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EV developer Rivian closes $2.5B funding round; raised $10.5B in total since 2019

Green Car Congress

EV developer Rivian has closed a $2.5-billion private funding round. The financing was led by Amazon’s Climate Pledge Fund, D1 Capital Partners, Ford Motor Company and funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. This round included participation by Third Point, Fidelity Management and Research Company, Dragoneer Investment Group, and Coatue. As we near the start of vehicle production, it’s vital that we keep looking forward and pushing through to Rivian’s next phase of growth.

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SpaceX Falcon Heavy to launch NASA ocean moon explorer, saving the US billions

Teslarati

In a move that’s likely to save the US taxpayer several billion dollars over the next few years, NASA has carefully extricated a mission to one of Jupiter’s ocean moons from the claws of its own Space Launch System (SLS) rocket.

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Eastman collaborating with USAMP and PADNOS on fully circular recycling study in automotive market

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Eastman is collaborating with the United States Automotive Materials Partnership LLC ( USAMP ) and automotive recycler PADNOS for a concept feasibility study to demonstrate a closed-loop project to recycle automotive-industry mixed plastic waste in the automotive supply chain. USAMP is a subsidiary of the United States Council for Automotive Research LLC (USCAR).

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Tesla FSD Beta 9 to receive update with “several improvements” on Friday

Teslarati

Tesla’s FSD Beta 9 has only been deployed to a select number of testers for a few weeks, but the company seems ready to release an update for the advanced driver-assist system. This was hinted at by CEO Elon Musk in a recent interaction on Twitter.

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Tesla restarts Model S deliveries after a strange week-long hold

Electrek

After a week-long hold, Tesla has restarted Model S deliveries, but the automaker never ended up explaining the reason behind the hold to customers buying the new electric vehicle. more… The post Tesla restarts Model S deliveries after a strange week-long hold appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla primes robots for Model Y production at Giga Texas

Teslarati

Tesla’s next United States-based production facility just outside of Austin, Texas, is just months away from initial production.

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EV Charging Networks Are Starting To Offer 'Roaming' Services

InsideEVs

Charging networks hope to make the situation more convenient for EV owners

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Watch Rivian R1S Amazing Steep Climb In Moab

InsideEVs

It appears to be capable of serious off-roading

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Tesla upgrade specialists plan first-ever EV-only track day in the UK

Teslarati

Some would say that the Tesla Model 3 has opened doors for the EV industry in the mainstream passenger car market. To an experienced professional driver like John Chambers, the Tesla Model 3 might be more than just a good passenger car. . “I

Rivian Closes $2.5 Billion Funding Round

EV Obssesion

Rivian has closed a $2.5 billion private funding round. The financing was led by Amazon’s Climate Pledge Fund, D1 Capital Partners, Ford Motor Company and funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.

Tesla Model 3’s “boat mode” videos are frightening and amazing at the same time

Teslarati

Any driver who has ever encountered floods knows just how unnerving the experience could be. Those who have driven a manual car through a flooded road would likely remember how tricky it was to balance the throttle on second gear to ensure that water does not enter the exhaust pipe.

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Watch Tesla Model S Plaid Vs Shelby GT500 In Roll Races

InsideEVs

1,000+ HP appears to be enough to beat the Plaid

Top questions TSLA investors want answered in the Q2 2021 earnings call

Teslarati

Tesla investors have voted for the top questions they want the company’s executives to answer at the Q2 2021 earnings call. The questions, which were submitted by both retail and institutional investors, were aggregated on Say.com. Top Retail Investor Questions.

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Learn The Truth About EV Range And Towing: How Far Can You Go?

InsideEVs

This guy built an actual model to make towing with an EV easier to understand

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Greenlots, ChargePoint, EV Connect & FLO Expand EV Charging Through Roaming

EV Obssesion

More chargers will be easier to find and access, with almost no action required by the driver or site host.

Porsche's Cellforce Group Will Start Battery Production In 2024

InsideEVs

BASF has been selected as the exclusive cell development partner

Eastman Announces Project with USAMP & PADNOS for Fully Circular Recycling Study in Automotive Market

EV Obssesion

New closed-loop technology will provide cost-effective solution to create new sustainable materials from automotive plastic waste KINGSPORT, Tenn.,

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Plug-in Hybrids Accounts for 25% of Volvo’s Sale in 2021

Get Electric Vehicle

Volvo has set a rather ambitious goal which is to have an all- electric car share of 50% of their total sales volume and make it 100% by 2030. .

Bajaj Chetak electric scooter bookings now open in 6 cities 

Electric Vehicles India

Bajaj Chetak electric scooter bookings now open in 6 cities . Bajaj Auto had recently announced the bookings for its Chetak Electric scooter in Nagpur.

Retailers, Use EV Charging to Drive a Competitive Advantage

Driivz

Brick-and-mortar retailers and retail chains are constantly seeking new ways to drive revenue, especially with the ever-increasing growth of online shopping. In this blog we discuss how offering EV charging services can help retailers better differentiate and compete.

Rivian raised $2.5 billion looks for US EV factory 

Electric Vehicles India

Rivian raised $2.5 billion looks for US EV factory . Rivian an American electric vehicle automaker and automotive technology company has raised $2.5 billion in investment round with investments from Amazon, Ford, and others.

Tesla Model 3 Owners Are Most Satisfied Electric Car Owners In Norway (Chart)

CleanTechnica

Norway’s Electric Car Association has released the results from its “Electric Car List 2021,” which includes survey responses on how satisfied electric vehicle owners are with their vehicles. It should be said first of all that owners of many different models love their vehicles.

Just For Fun — World’s Slowest EV Drag Race

CleanTechnica

A drag race between 4 electric microcars is more fun than you might think. Cars Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Citroen Ami electric drag race electric drag racing EV drag race Micro Electric Renault Twizy Reva G-Wiz What Car

Mixed Manufacturer Responses to State EV Subsidies in Australia

CleanTechnica

As Australian states introduce measures to encourage the uptake of electric vehicles, manufacturers are giving mixed responses. Basically, the cheaper cars are getting more expensive and the expensive cars are getting cheaper. Bit of an odd situation methinks.

Plugin Vehicles Hit 19% Market Share In Europe In June! Tesla Model 3 Has Best Month Ever!

CleanTechnica

The European passenger plugin vehicle market continues in the fast lane, having gotten over 237,000 registrations in June and over a million registrations YTD — which is +157% year over year (YoY).

Mercedes Teases EQXX With 1000 Kilometers Of Range

CleanTechnica

In 2013, Volkswagen introduced the XL1, a super efficient passenger car whose claim to fame was that it needed only 1 liter of gasoline to travel 100 kilometers.

Solving Electric Pickup Trucks’ Achilles Heel: Towing & Range

CleanTechnica

No matter who builds them, there’s no denying that it’s awesome to see the electric pickup truck world starting to come into reality. There’s the Tesla Cybertruck, which boasts some very impressive numbers, especially for the top package with 500 miles of predicted range.

The Great Toyota Zero-Emissions Summer Olympics Debacle

CleanTechnica

Toyota's dream of zero emissions vehicles powered by hydrogen and solid state batteries at the Summer Olympics has been a miserable failure.

Tesla Expects High Demand in the USA in Q3

CleanTechnica

Tesla is increasing the prices of the Model 3 and Model Y in the USA again. Tesla is also not exporting any Model 3 or Model Y from Fremont to Europe. All Fremont exports are going to Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. Europe receives its Tesla’s exclusively from Shanghai.

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Does It Cost You More To Run Your Lawnmower Than Your Car?

CleanTechnica

I used to own the only Tesla Model 3 (probably the only electric car) in my suburb of Bracken Ridge 18 km from the central business district of Brisbane. Now, I see another red one at the local supermarket, a grey one at the library, and a few white ones just cruising around. As my […].

The Kids Get It

CleanTechnica

Driving down the Bruce Highway this morning, we encountered a traffic jam. Several kilometers of slow-moving traffic (about 10 km/hour) caused by a recent accident. A line of police cars, fire trucks, and ambulances blocked the right-hand lane.