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RATP withdraws 149 Bolloré electric buses from service after two fires

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Paris transport operator RATP has temporarily withdrawn Bolloré brand electric buses from operation after two separate bus fires. On Friday, 29 April, a fire broke out on a bus on line 71, towards the Bibliothèque François Mitterrand stop (Paris, 13 th arrondissement).

Tesla Model S Plaid gives the P100D killer a headstart in drag race, dominates anyway


Back in 2017, the drag strip was haunted by a dual-motor all-wheel-drive electric car that was capable of humbling supercars on the quarter-mile.

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Tata Passenger Electric Mobility unveils AVINYA EV concept, based on GEN 3 architecture

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Tata Passenger Electric Mobility (TPEM) unveiled the AVINYA Concept—an expression of the company’s vision of a pure electric vehicle, based on its GEN 3 architecture. Tata intends to introduce a production version by 2025. Derived from Sanskrit, the name AVINYA stands for ‘Innovation’.

Vinfast preview drive, Subaru Solterra pricing, Nissan solid-state tech, electric Chevy Corvette: The Week in Reverse

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Which company is rethinking the minivan as an EV? Which eagerly anticipated electric pickup went into production this week? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending April 29.

NGen Canada awarding $76M to 15 zero-emission vehicle projects

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In 2021, Next Generation Manufacturing Canada (NGen) launched a call for proposals to support R&D projects for zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) manufacturing, systems, components, and batteries in Canada. NGen has now announced $76 million in funding for 15 new industry-led consortia that will execute projects in strategic areas such as critical minerals & metals, traction battery & efficiency gains, power electronics, fuel cells, and lightweight materials.

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Ultra Runner, inspired by Tesla, successfully outlasts Model 3 in 242-mile endurance race


For a long time, Teslas have been the standard of electric vehicles, especially in range measurements.

Benchmark Mineral: China’s zero-COVID policies weigh on lithium and cobalt prices

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Chinese lithium and cobalt sulfate prices fell this month as strict COVID-19 lockdowns in Shanghai and elsewhere limit demand in the world’s largest electric vehicle market. Chinese battery-grade lithium prices fell by 5% this month to a mid-point of RMB 478,000 (US$72,600) per tonne, according to Benchmark Mineral Intelligences’s Lithium Price Assessment—the first fall since June 2021. Prices for cobalt sulfate fell by 6%, according to Benchmark’s Cobalt Price Assessment.

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GlobalData: Maruti Suzuki expects lower EV penetration in India by 2030 compared to government’s target

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Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) has announced that its electric vehicle (EV) will be available in India for sale by 2025. It also iterated that the government’s target of 30% EV sales by 2030 may be difficult to achieve as the company expects EV penetration level between 8-10% by 2030 that looks realistically more possible, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. Suzuki Motors has a global EV alliance with Toyota, however it has lags with regards to its BEV strategy in India.

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Start taking advantage of membership rewards using the new BLUETTI Plus loyalty program


The portable power experts over at BLUETTI want to thank their ever-growing group of customers by rewarding their loyalty with a new incentive program.

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The X-Ray Tech That Reveals Chip Designs

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When you’re baking a cake, it’s hard to know when the inside is in the state you want it to be. The same is true—with much higher stakes—for microelectronic chips: How can engineers confirm that what’s inside has truly met the intent of the designers?

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Quick Charge Podcast: April 30, 2022


Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts , Spotify , TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. more…. The post Quick Charge Podcast: April 30, 2022 appeared first on Electrek.

Ford F-150 Lightning Home Integration System To Cost $3,895


We think it's a very reasonable price

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Did J.J. Thomson Discover the Electron?

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“We shall call such particles corpuscles,” announced the physicist J.J. Thomson, during a lecture at the Royal Institution in London, on 30 April 1897. The atoms of the ordinary elements are made up of corpuscles and holes, the holes being predominant,” he continued.

Electric Car Sales Surge Despite Rising Battery Costs


Reuters says the average cost at the cell level rose from $105 last year to $160 in the first quarter of 2022

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Electric Car Sales Soar Despite Ballooning Battery Costs


Originally posted on EVANNEX. By Charles Morris. Batteries Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Energy Storage Lithium-Ion Batteries EV sales Tesla Tesla sales

Rivian Driver Assistance Features Tested: Comparable To Tesla?


Kyle Conner checks out the R1T's driver assistance features

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The Tesla of Wheelchair Assist


At the recent Solar Citizens EV Expo, I had the inspiring experience of meeting and later interviewing Greg Hayden. He was using a most cunning device. I think it is the Tesla of Wheelchair assist.

Ford: F-150 Lightning Gets More Horsepower, Payload Capacity And Range


The final production versions will offer more than originally targeted and announced in May 2021

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Point | Counterpoint: Tesla’s CEO Should Focus On Tesla & Ignore Twitter


During a week in which Tesla reported another record quarter and smashed Wall Street estimates for revenue and profit, CEO Elon Musk has been derided for his attempts to take over Twitter. Is the criticism valid?

Lucid CEO Made Over $260 Million In Performance-Based Awards In 2021


It is one of the largest compensation packages paid to any executive last year


LG Chem & LG Energy Solution Recognize Li-Cycle As North American Preferred Battery Recycling Partner


LG Chem and LG Energy Solution recently recognized Li-Cycle as their preferred lithium-ion battery recycling partner in North America, just as Li-Cycle completed its commercial agreements with LG Energy Solution.

ABB And Shell Sign New Global Framework Agreement On EV Charging


ABB will supply its end-to-end portfolio of AC and DC charging stations to Shell

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Will Gigafactory Berlin–Brandenburg Give Tesla An Unfair Advantage In Europe?


As electric vehicles take hold of the larger auto market, Tesla trails vehicle sales across Europe by a somewhat narrow margin. However, the U.S. automaker’s new Gigafactory Berlin-Brandenburg could be set to change that, some say.

Cheaper Tesla Mobile Connector Now Listed In Vehicle Configurator


The mobile charger costs $200 but appears out of stock; estimated deliveries are between August and October 2022

How China Impacts Volkswagen & Tesla Electric Car Manufacturing


China figures into decisions by both Volkswagen and Tesla when it comes to deciding where to build there electric car factories. Cars Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Green Economy Manufacturing Chattanooga China India Tennessee Tesla Volkswagen

Do-It-Yourself Electric Vehicles


“I love Teslas,” says Graeme, owner of Oz-DIY Electric Vehicles, “they make great spare parts!” Graeme knows a lot about cars, both fossil fueled cars (ICE cars) and EV. He was the chairman of Australian Electric Vehicles Association Queensland for 7 years.