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Stellantis aims for 100% BEV sales in Europe, 50% in US by 2030

Green Car Congress

Stellantis N.V. unveiled “Dare Forward 2030”, its strategic plan for the coming decade.

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Rivian raises prices for R1T and R1S electric trucks by up to $12,000, adds dual-motor versions

Green Car Reports

Rivian on Tuesday raised prices for its quad-motor trucks by $12,000 and dashed hopes of anticipated lower-cost models, blaming supply issues and component costs.

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ExxonMobil to discontinue operations at Sakhalin-1, make no new investments in Russia

Green Car Congress

ExxonMobil is discontinuing operations at Sakhalin-1, and will make no new investments in Russia. ExxonMobil operates the Sakhalin-1 project on behalf of an international consortium of Japanese, Indian and Russian companies. Earlier post.). In response to the situation in Ukraine, the company is beginning the process to discontinue operations and developing steps to exit the Sakhalin-1 venture.

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Polestar O2 Concept gives Polestar an original roadster

Green Car Reports

Sure, electric SUVs will form the backbone of the electrification strategy for most automakers. But those utilitarian vehicles don’t inspire the same joie de vivre that you get from a sports car.

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Ford suspending JV operations in Russia

Green Car Congress

Ford announced that it is suspending JV operations in Russia, effective immediately, until further notice. In recent years, Ford has significantly wound down its Russian operations, which now focus exclusively on commercial van manufacturing and Russian sales through a minority interest in the Sollers Ford joint venture. As part of the global community, Ford is deeply concerned about the invasion of Ukraine and the resultant threats to peace and stability.

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Tesla’s Elon Musk posts new retort after Joe Biden praises Ford and GM’s EV jobs

Teslarati

Tesla CEO Elon Musk shared a fresh retort towards Joe Biden on Tuesday, following the US President’s State of the Union speech. In both his speech and later on Twitter, Biden heavily praised Ford and GM’s electric vehicle investments and the jobs that they will create.

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ExxonMobil planning hydrogen production, carbon capture and storage at Baytown complex; 1B cfd of blue hydrogen

Green Car Congress

ExxonMobil is planning a hydrogen production plant and one of the world’s largest carbon capture and storage projects at its integrated refining and petrochemical site at Baytown, Texas, supporting efforts to reduce emissions from company operations and local industry. Founded in 1919, the Baytown Refinery began operation in 1920; the Chemical Plant started up in 1940.

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Maersk, MSC, ONE suspend cargo bookings to and from Russia

Green Car Congress

Moller – Maersk is temporarily suspending new Maersk bookings within ocean, air and intercontinental rail to and from Russia, with the exception of foodstuffs, medical and humanitarian supplies (bar dual-use items). The suspension began 1 March and covers all Russian gateway ports. Maersk will announce further details as it progresses with the planning.

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Ford formally launches “Model e” division for all-electric vehicles like the Mach-E

Teslarati

It appears that Ford was really saving its “Model e” trademark for good reason. In a recent announcement, Ford revealed that it would be reorganizing its operations to separate its electric and internal combustion engine businesses.

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bp selects Honeywell’s Ecofining technology for new diesel and sustainable aviation fuels project in Australia

Green Car Congress

bp and Honeywell have signed a licensing agreement for Honeywell UOP’s Ecofining technology. bp is undergoing pre-feed engineering for its proposed diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) project in Western Australia.

First look at the Polestar O? concept: A hard-top roadster convertible with an autonomous drone built in

Electrek

Swedish EV brand Polestar has provided further evidence of its break from the DNA of parent Volvo Cars, unveiling its second concept vehicle, the Polestar O?.

California HVIP to re-open to voucher requests 30 March for FY21-22; total of $569.5M for FY21-22

Green Car Congress

California’s HVIP (Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project) will re-open to voucher requests for standard HVIP funds at 10 a.m. Pacific on Wednesday, 30 March 2022. For FY21-22, $196.6 million is available for standard HVIP voucher requests. Additionally, the following set-aside funds will also become available at the same date and time: $65.5 million for public transit buses. Approximately $46 million for class 8 tractors performing drayage operations.

Fully electric Ram 1500: Sleeker, more daring design teased with new photos

Green Car Reports

Stellantis last year revealed that a fully electric Ram 1500 is due in 2024. In the meantime it's provided some teasers suggesting that while this electric truck won't be a wild outlier like the Tesla Cybertruck, it will be something of a design departure from the standard Ram 1500.

Neste to establish JV with Marathon Petroleum for production of renewable fuels in California

Green Car Congress

Neste Corporation has signed definitive agreements for the establishment of a 50/50 joint venture with US-based Marathon Petroleum (Marathon). The joint venture will produce renewable diesel following a conversion project of Marathon’s refinery in Martinez, California (the Martinez Renewable Fuels project).

Tesla Model S and Model X steering yoke to receive push center for horn update

Teslarati

It appears that the Tesla Model S and Model X’s steering yokes are about to get an update that would make them easier to use.

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Ford Model e unit will develop EV platforms and software, to accelerate electric shift

Green Car Reports

Ford on Wednesday announced the formation of two “strategically independent” auto businesses—one for electric vehicles, the other for internal combustion vehicles.

Segway just released a massively powerful standing electric scooter approaching 45 MPH

Electrek

The Segway GT2 electric scooter pushes the brand into high-performance territory with a fast and powerful standing electric scooter. more…. The post Segway just released a massively powerful standing electric scooter approaching 45 MPH appeared first on Electrek.

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Ford Model e, Polestar O2, Rivian raises prices: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Polestar reveals a potential Tesla Roadster rival. Ford is positioning a new unit for the electric vehicle market. And Rivian reservation-holders are suddenly facing a massive price hike. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

Ford announces separation of its EV business as it drags its internal combustion business into an electric future

Electrek

Ford announced today that it is separating its electric vehicle and internal combustion businesses into two different units, as the automaker is trying to navigate a future that is undeniably electric while dragging a large internal combustion engine business with it. more….

Ford electric vehicle sales increased 55.3% through February 2022

Teslarati

Ford released its February 2022 sales report, announcing a 55.3% increase in electrified vehicles sales through February. According to the legacy automaker, its electric vehicles sales are growing fast.

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Tesla ramps up deals to secure future supply of critical battery metals, adds another lithium contract

Electrek

Tesla has been ramping up deals to secure future supply of critical battery metals at upcoming mines lately, and it’s now adding another lithium contract with a new mine in Australia. more….

Tesla Giga Fest 2.0 at Gigafactory Texas is under review by Travis County Fire Marshal

Teslarati

Tesla’s massive Giga Fest event planned for April 7 at Gigafactory Texas is officially under review by the Travis County Fire Marshal’s office. If approved, it will then be voted on by the Travis County Commissioners Court.

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CSC FT1000MD high-powered electric bike review: Hitting 34 MPH on a 1,000W fat tire e-bike

Electrek

One of the many nice things about riding electric bicycles in the US is the freedom to choose from an amazingly wide selection of e-bikes, including some very high power options.

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Lordstown Motors to exhibit Endurance EV pickup at NTEA Work Truck Week

Teslarati

Lordstown Motors said today it will be bringing the Endurance all-electric pickup to the Association for the Work Truck Industry’s (NTEA) Work Truck Week event in Indianapolis, Indiana from March 9 to 11.

StoreDot says that by 2024, its battery cells will achieve 100 miles of range after just five minutes of charging

Electrek

StoreDot , an Israel-based electric vehicle battery startup, says it will deliver battery cells that will be able to achieve a charge of 100 miles of range in just five minutes.

Tesla’s Elon Musk explains why too much electric vehicle range does not make sense

Teslarati

Elon Musk commented last night that Tesla could have had a Model S that was capable of 600 miles of range on a single charge. However, Tesla decided not to pursue the what would be an industry-leading metric, because it would impact handling, efficiency, and overall performance negatively.

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Tesla won’t stop union vote says CEO Musk, despite past union retaliation

Electrek

Tesla CEO Elon Musk invited the United Auto Workers to hold a union vote at the Tesla factory, stating that Tesla “will do nothing to stop” the voting process.

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Ram 1500 BEV will lead market in range, towing, payload, and charging speed: Stellantis CEO

Teslarati

During Stellantis’ Dare Forward 2030 presentation, CEO Carlos Tavares provided a few exciting teasers about the capabilities of the company’s upcoming Ram 1500 BEV pickup truck.

Elon Musk: Tesla could have made a 600-mile-range electric car a year ago

Electrek

Elon Musk said that Tesla could have made a Model S with 600 miles of range a year ago, but the CEO says that it would have made the electric car worse. It doesn’t look like Tesla plans to make cars with more than 400 miles of range. more….

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Fully Loaded Rivian R1S SUV Shows $106,515 Price On Configurator

InsideEVs

Rivian's price hikes mean that a fully optioned R1S will easily break the $100,000 barrier

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Hyundai Motor to invest $80 billion in future electrification with 17 new BEVs and a new modular platform

Electrek

During its 2022 CEO Investor Day forum, Hyundai Motor Group outlined its electrification strategy through 2030, which includes 17 new BEV models.

Ford Separates EVs From ICEs, Creates Ford Model e, Ford Blue Units

InsideEVs

Ford Model e's main goal will be to accelerate development of breakthrough EVs at scale, software and connected vehicle tech

Rivian buyers are canceling at alarming rates after price increases

Electrek

A poll shows that Rivian buyers are canceling their reservations at an alarming rate after significant price increases for the R1T electric pickup truck and R1S electric SUV. more…. The post Rivian buyers are canceling at alarming rates after price increases appeared first on Electrek.

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GM Dumped Lordstown Motors Stock In The Fourth Quarter Of 2021

InsideEVs

The automaker did not disclose the exact timing of the open market sale or how much money it made from it

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Letenda unveils the Electrip electric city bus built for the harsh winter conditions in Canada

Electrek

Zero-emission bus manufacturer, Letenda, has unveiled its flagship Electrip electric bus designed specifically to navigate the harsh winter conditions in Canada.

I Am Still Not Convinced that We Need Androids

Cars That Think

Nikola is an android under development at Riken , a scientific research institute in Japan. Nikola’s job is to help researchers validate the accuracy of facial expressions, which it does by doing its best to make a bunch of facial expressions that, hopefully, can be identified by humans.

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A Midwestern utility is going to use AI to digitize its power transmission system

Electrek

Norway-based eSmart Systems , which provides AI-powered solutions for the inspection and maintenance of critical infrastructure, will work with Topeka, Kansas-headquartered Evergy , an electric company that serves more than 1.6