Thu.Jun 09, 2022

Hyundai Motor Group to pilot autonomous car-hailing Roboride service in Gangnam District

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Hyundai Motor Group will pilot a RoboRide car-hailing service in Gangnam in Seoul, South Korea, utilizing IONIQ 5 battery-electric vehicles (BEV) with in-house developed level 4 autonomous driving technology.

EV and hybrid drivers are less stressed, survey finds

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Drivers of electric cars and hybrids feel less stressed behind the wheel than drivers of gasoline or diesel vehicles, according to a new survey conducted by Stellantis' DS Automobiles division.

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NEO Battery Materials to partner with A&P on mass production of silicon anode materials

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NEO Battery Materials Ltd. signed a strategic memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Automobile & PCB establishing strategic investment and cooperation between NEO and A&P to advance the Korean mass production facility of NEO’s silicon anode materials for electric vehicle (EV) lithium-ion batteries.

Tesla Autopilot a step closer to safety recall with escalation of federal probe

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The federal government announced Thursday that it is upgrading its safety probe of Tesla electric vehicles over a growing list of incidents—some earlier this year—in which Tesla vehicles struck emergency response vehicles while the driver-assistance mode was engaged.

ZeroAvia and MONTE strike deal for 100 hydrogen-electric powertrains to enable zero-emission aircraft leasing

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ZeroAvia has signed an agreement with MONTE Aircraft Leasing (MONTE), the pioneering zero-emissions regional turboprop aircraft lessor. As part of the agreement the partners will offer aircraft leasing and financing solutions that enable operators to run zero-emission flights.

Cadillac Celestiq electric flagship, EV drivers’ calm, automakers side with EPA: Today’s Car News

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Ford, VW, BMW, Honda, and Volvo are backing California emissions authority as a group of mainly Southern states challenges the EPA’s decision. Cadillac previewed a top-of-the-line luxury EV. And do EVs result in less stress for drivers? This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

ANSI to develop roadmap of standards and codes for EVs at scale

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The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has launched an initiative to develop a roadmap of standards and codes for electric vehicles (EVs) at scale. The ANSI Electric Vehicles Standards Panel (EVSP) will serve as the forum for development of the document.

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Plug to build large-scale green hydrogen generation plant at port of Antwerp-Bruges

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Plug Power Inc. will build a 35-tons-per-day green hydrogen generation plant at Port of Antwerp-Bruges in the heart of Europe. Plug signed a 30-year concession agreement to build the plant at the Belgian port, the second-largest in Europe.

Elon Musk reveals what Tesla’s Master Plan Part 3 is about

Electrek

Elon Musk has revealed more details about what his Tesla Master Plan Part 3 will be about during a new companywide meeting with employees held last night. more…. The post Elon Musk reveals what Tesla’s Master Plan Part 3 is about appeared first on Electrek.

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BASF introduces new Licity binder grade with improved properties optimized for anodes with Si content exceeding 20%

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BASF has extended its series of Licity anode binders for Li-ion battery manufacturing. The second-generation styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR) binder Licity 2698 X F facilitates the use of silicon contents exceeding 20%. The binder is especially suitable for SiOx and Si-rich anodes.

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Ford, BMW, VW, Honda, Volvo back California emissions authority in legal challenge

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Five automakers have filed a motion to intervene on the side of the EPA, against a legal challenge to California's ability to set its own stricter emissions standards.

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Volkswagen starts operation of $22M North American Battery Engineering Lab in Chattanooga

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Volkswagen of America (VWoA) opened its Battery Engineering Lab (BEL) in Chattanooga, to test and optimize batteries for all electric vehicles in the American marketplace.

Good news: Cadillac hasn’t turned beautiful Celestiq electric flagship into a crossover

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Cadillac on Wednesday released several up-close teaser photos of its upcoming Celestiq show car that preview an electric flagship for the luxury brand.

Symbio and Schaeffler create JV to produce fuel cell bipolar plates

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Symbio, a Michelin and Faurecia hydrogen company, and Schaeffler signed an agreement for the creation of a 50:50 joint venture to produce fuel cell bipolar plates for global mobility and energy solutions.

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EV batteries need graphite – here’s what’s forecast for the vital mineral’s supply

Electrek

The mineral graphite, as an anode material , is a crucial part of a lithium-ion (Li-on) battery. Electrek spoke with John DeMaio, president of the Graphene Division of Graphex Group and CEO of Graphex Technologies.

FEV testing finds Transient Plasma ignition system increases fuel efficiency and decreases emissions

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FEV, a leading service provider in vehicle and propulsion system development and testing, has evaluated the performance of the Transient Plasma Systems Inc.

Tesla China is aiming to produce 71k vehicles this June: report

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The second quarter has been challenging for Tesla. With Gigafactory Shanghai shut down for several weeks and China enacting a strict lockdown, Tesla China’s sales in the country have not been optimal. But the quarter is not over yet, and Tesla China is reportedly looking to end Q2 on a high note.

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Hillcrest files patent application for simplified onboard EV charging solution

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Hillcrest Energy Technologies, a Canada-based a clean technology company developing power conversion technologies and control system solutions for next-generation electrical systems, has filed a patent application for a simplified EV charging solution. Initial proof-of-concept lab testing confirms the ability of the enhanced powertrain solution to provide universal, backward compatible, bidirectional (V2X) charging capabilities.

White House announces plan for new standards for first-ever national network of 500,000 electric car chargers

Electrek

The White House announced today a plan to develop new standards for what they have been describing as the “first-ever national network of 500,000 electric car chargers.”. more….

Tesla (TSLA) upgraded to “Buy” by UBS: “Operational outlook is stronger than ever”

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Despite a challenging second quarter thanks to Giga Shanghai’s shutdown and pressure on TSLA stock partly due to CEO Elon Musk’s efforts to acquire Twitter, Tesla has received an optimistic outlook from UBS analyst Patrick Hummel nonetheless.

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EU officially bans sale of ICE vehicles from 2035, but that’s still way too late

Electrek

It’s official: Yesterday the European Parliament voted to make Europe the first carbon-neutral continent by 2050, with the sales of new ICE vehicles to be illegal from 2035.

Tesla China roars back with 212% month-over-month production increase in May

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Tesla China is back, and Gigafactory Shanghai is hitting its pace once more. As per data released by the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) , Tesla was able to produce 33,544 vehicles in May in its Shanghai EV plant, a 212% increase compared to April’s 10,757.

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Apex.AI tapped to implement its autonomous tech into swarms of electric farming robots

Electrek

Yes, you read that correctly. Agricultural machinery manufacturer AGCO is continuing its technical partnership with Apex.AI in order to use its Apex.OS software development kit to add autonomous capabilities to its farming robot concept.

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Twitter finally agrees to comply with Elon Musk’s demands over bot data: report

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After several weeks, Twitter’s Board has reportedly agreed to comply with Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s demands over the social media company’s bot data.

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Tesla wants to ‘revolutionize’ service with bigger centers and more specialization

Electrek

Tesla is launching an effort to ‘revolutionize’ service and aiming to be 10 times better than the competition. CEO Elon Musk elaborates on the effort during a company-wide meeting. more….

SpaceX rolls out Starship tank prototype to test upgraded domes

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Several months after the first prototype was spotted floating around Starbase, SpaceX has finished assembling a tank designed to put upgraded Starship domes to the test.

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Tesla workers ask Elon Musk what to do with Twitter drama – the CEO says ‘ignore’

Electrek

At a company-wide meeting yesterday, Tesla employees asked Elon Musk what to do with the Twitter drama around his attempt to acquire the social media platform. The CEO says “ignore” it. more….

Nikola Tre wins eligibility for $185k New York Truck Voucher Incentive

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The Tre, a battery-electric heavy-duty zero-emissions vehicle from automaker Nikola, won eligibility into the New York Truck Voucher Incentive Program, which qualifies the truck for an incentive package valued at up to $185,000 per unit.

Microlino opens configurator for its adorable electric microcar to 30,000 reservation holders

Electrek

One little Swiss microcar (technically a quadricycle) has made a disproportionately sized splash. The pint-sized four-wheeled electric vehicle known as the Microlino may be petite, but it’s got a long line forming out the door counting over 30,000 reservation holders.

Tesla China cancels three hiring events in June, hints which areas are overstaffed

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Tesla China canceled three online hiring events set for June. The cancellations hint at which areas Elon Musk referred to as overstaffed. On Thursday, June 9, Tesla China held an online hiring event, looking for workers to fill “smart manufacturing” jobs.

Tesla Autopilot is threatened by NHTSA as investigation gets closer to recall

Electrek

NHTSA announced today that its investigation into Tesla Autopilot has been upgraded to a step closer to a possible recall. more…. The post Tesla Autopilot is threatened by NHTSA as investigation gets closer to recall appeared first on Electrek.

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President Biden announces plans for nationwide EV charging expansion

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On Thursday, the Biden Administration proposed new guidelines for a nationwide network of electric vehicle charging stations. It was the most recent step forward the Biden Administration’s push to encourage more Americans to switch to electric vehicles.

Lightyear launches production version of its flagship solar EV, renamed the Lightyear 0

Electrek

During an online global premiere today, solar EV startup Lightyear unveiled the final production-ready design of its first vehicle, the Lightyear 0, formerly known as the Lightyear One. After six years of development, the Lightyear 0 is available for order ahead of first deliveries this fall. more….

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Polestar begins deliveries of Polestar 2 as part of Hertz Deal

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Polestar has announced this morning that they have started delivering its Polestar 2 as part of its deal with Hertz to supply the rental agency with 65,000 vehicles over the next 5 years.

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Porsche accelerates its electric bike expansion, buys up German e-bike motor manufacturer

Electrek

German automotive manufacturer Porsche isn’t sitting in the slow lane when it comes to expanding the company’s reach in the electric bike market. Porsche’s latest power move in the two-wheeled EV industry just saw it buy up Fazua, an innovative electric bicycle drive manufacturer. more….

Tesla Model Y orders start in Australia and Japan

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Tesla has started taking Model Y orders in Australia and Japan, expanding the all-electric SUVs global market even more. According to Tesla’s order page in Australia, the Model Y Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD) starts at AU$68,900 ($48,895.24) before options.

Nikola Tre BEV approved for NY incentive voucher offering savings up to $185k per truck

Electrek

As a zero-emissions vehicle (ZEV), Nikola Corporation’s Tre BEV truck has qualified for yet another state incentive program for fleet customers. The American automaker announced that the battery electric Nikola Tre is eligible for the New York Truck Voucher Incentive Program (NYTVIP).