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Mercedes-Benz VISION EQXX breaks own efficiency record on 1,202 km summer road trip on a single battery charge; 8.3 kWh/100 km

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The Mercedes-Benz VISION EQXX has beat its own efficiency record ( earlier post ) in real-world driving with another 1,000 km+ (621 mile+) journey on a single battery charge.

Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX concept breaks record with 746-mile trip on a single charge

Green Car Reports

Records are meant to be broken, even if you are the one that set them. On Thursday, Mercedes-Benz announced the Vision EQXX electric car concept broke its own distance record after driving 746 miles on a single charge.


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Imperial Oil and E3 Lithium partner on lithium pilot project, redeveloping historic oil field

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With in-wheel motors, Lightyear claims most efficient production powertrain in the world

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The Lightyear 0 solar-assisted electric car will use in-wheel motors from Slovenia's Elaphe as part of what Lightyear claims will be the most efficient powertrain in any production car.

Toshiba developing lightweight, compact, high-power superconducting motor for mobility applications

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Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (Toshiba ESS) has developed a prototype superconducting motor to meet the needs of the mobility sector.

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Tesla prepares to upgrade Gigafactory Shanghai to produce 21,000 EVs per week


Tesla is preparing to partly shut down Gigafactory Shanghai for a few weeks in order to upgrade the factory to a production capacity of 21,000 electric vehicles per week. more…. The post Tesla prepares to upgrade Gigafactory Shanghai to produce 21,000 EVs per week appeared first on Electrek.

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CATL launches EVOGO battery swap services in second city: Hefei

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CATL recently officially launched its EVOGO battery swap services in Hefei, capital of east China’s Anhui Province, making it the second EVOGO city in the country. CATL first launched the swap service in April in Xiamen, in southeast China’s Fujian Province.

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Polestar 5 electric 4-door GT to debut exclusive new Polestar electric powertrain

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Polestar is showing a development prototype of the Polestar 5 in public for the first time at the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed (23-26 June). Polestar 5 is a high-performance electric 4-door GT with sports car credentials, and the production evolution of the Precept concept car first shown in 2020.

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Tesla relaunches $6,000 Enhanced Autopilot – gutting Full Self-Driving package in the process


Tesla has relaunched its Enhanced Autopilot option and pulled almost all the features from its Full Self-Driving (FSD) package in the process. more…. The post Tesla relaunches $6,000 Enhanced Autopilot – gutting Full Self-Driving package in the process appeared first on Electrek.

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Genesis unveils Electrified GV70

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Genesis Motor Europe revealed its Electrified GV70 at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed in partnership with Mastercard 2022. The Electrified GV70 is the third electric car to be launched by the brand this year, following on from the GV60 and Electrified G80.

Biden's proposed gas-tax holiday has a lot of skeptics, from economists to environmentalists

Green Car Reports

President Biden on Wednesday asked Congress for a three-month federal gas-tax holiday. Aimed at providing relief from high gas prices brought on by Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the policy is already drawing skepticism.

CATL launches 3rd generation of cell-to-pack; 72% volume utilization efficiency, up to 255 Wh/kg

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CATL launched Qilin, the third generation of its CTP (cell-to-pack) technology. With a record-breaking volume utilization efficiency of 72% and an energy density of up to 255 Wh/kg, it achieves the highest integration level worldwide so far, capable of delivering a range of more than 1,000 km.

SpaceX installs Super Heavy booster on launch mount with giant robot arms


SpaceX has transported the most powerful rocket booster ever assembled to its Starbase orbital launch site (OLS) and used giant robotic arms to install it.

German Agency for Disruptive Innovation supporting development of high-altitude on-shore wind turbines

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Among the projects being funded by the German Agency for Disruptive Innovation ( SPRIND ) is an effort by Horst Bendix to develop a high-altitude, on-shore wind turbine.

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First voyage on the solar electric SILENT 60 yacht


After previously following and reporting on Silent Yachts , the solar-electric boat maker invited me down to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to experience a cruise on the vessel for myself.

Topsoe receives public funding for scaling up Power-to-X SOEC electrolysis

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The Danish Board of Business Development (Danmarks Erhvervsfremmebestyrelse) is granting up to DKK 88.8 million (US$12.6 million) to a partnership between Topsoe, Denmark’s Technical University (DTU) and Aarhus University (AU) to support innovation activities related to upscaling and globally deploying Topsoe’s Power-to-X SOEC electrolysis technology. Topsoe is to receive up to DKK 80.3 million (US$11.3 million) of the total grant sum.

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Polestar completes SPAC merger and begins trading on Nasdaq under ticker $PSNY


Months after initially announcing plans for a combined merger with Gores Guggenheim, Inc, Swedish EV automaker Polestar has successfully completed the task and has listed on the Nasdaq under ticker symbol $PSNY, beginning today. more….

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Umicore and Idemitsu partner to develop high-performance catholyte materials for solid-state batteries

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Umicore and Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd have agreed to develop jointly high-performance catholyte materials for solid-state batteries, combining their respective expertise in cathode active materials (CAM) and solid electrolytes, and aiming to provide the technological breakthrough to extend the driving range and thereby propel e-mobility. Catholytes combine cathode active materials and solid electrolytes.

Tesla Model Y is leading Norway’s EV sales — and it’s not even close


The Tesla Model Y is a force to be reckoned with, especially in Norway, which is widely considered the leader in electric vehicle adoption worldwide. This month, the Tesla Model Y is establishing its dominance in Norway — and the race is not even close.

Toyota, Subaru recalling 2023 bZ4X, Solterra EVs because the wheels may fall off

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Toyota is conducting a safety recall of 2023 model year bZ4X EVs. Approximately 2,700 units of the EV are affected globally, with 2,200 in Europe, 260 vehicles in the US, 10 for Canada and 110 for Japan, the company said. Toyota began selling the EV, co-developed with Subaru, earlier this year. Earlier post.). After low-mileage use, all of the hub bolts on the wheel can loosen to the point where the wheel can detach from the vehicle.

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Tesla Giga Shanghai to complete Model Y and Model 3 line upgrades early August


Tesla China is going for an annual output of one million cars per year, as highlighted by the company’s efforts to upgrade its Model Y and Model 3 production lines this coming July. The upgrades to Giga Shanghai are expected to be completed in early August, according to recent reports.

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Podcast: Tesla Cybertruck update, Enhanced Autopilot, Tesla VPP, Cadillac Lyriq preview, more


This week on the Electrek Podcast , we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy. This week, we discuss a Tesla Cybertruck update, bringing back Enhanced Autopilot, Tesla’s first full-scale virtual power plant in the US, and more. more….

Tesla partners with PG&E on VPP Program in California?


Tesla and the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) are working together to launch a virtual power plant (VPP) program that would allow homeowners with a Powerwall battery to send electricity to the grid when the need arises.

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First discount of ONYX CTY2 e-bike with 60-mile range takes $200 off, more in New Green Deals


Are you tired of driving everywhere and paying the high price of gas just to get to or from work? Well, the ONYX CTY2 e-bike is the perfect resolution to that problem, delivering the ability to get around town without a single drop of gas or oil.

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Tesla “Carflation:” UK study finds prices have risen up to 32% in just 3 years


The prices of Tesla’s electric vehicles have been pretty volatile, especially amidst the pandemic.

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ZenGUARD™: Graphene-based nanotechnology reduces transmission risk

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Zentek’s ZenGUARD™ graphene-based nanotechnology filters and deactivates pathogens to reduce the risk of transmission, making higher risk work environments and social interactions safer.

Tesla’s Q2 outlook prompts price target cut at Credit Suisse


Tesla’s ( NASDAQ: TSLA ) price target at Credit Suisse has been reduced to $1,000 from $1,125 as the firm, led by research analysts Dan Levy and Trevor Young, cited concerns from the company’s COVID-forced shutdown as a major concern to Q2 delivery numbers.

Gotion to build facility in Argentina capable of producing up to 60,000 tons of lithium carbonate per year

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Gotion batteries produced in Argentina are expected to be used in Germany, India, the United States, Spain and Vietnam, it said. The post Gotion to build facility in Argentina capable of producing up to 60,000 tons of lithium carbonate per year appeared first on CnEVPost.

Polestar goes public and is listed on NASDAQ after SPAC merger


Electric car company Polestar ( NASDAQ: PSNY ) successfully went public after completing a SPAC merger this morning and is listed on NASDAQ under the ticker PSNY, as of June 24.

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CATL working on condensed matter batteries, chairman says

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Robin Zeng did not provide more information on this, although he himself has a PhD in condensed matter physics. The post CATL working on condensed matter batteries, chairman says appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

Ford reportedly eliminates lease-to-buy option on electric vehicles


As of June 15, 2022, Ford will no longer offer the opportunity to purchase its three all-electric vehicles, the F-150 Lightning, Mustang Mach-E, and E-Transit Van, for new leases.

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Lotus' first EV model, Eletre, to be powered by CATL's Qilin Battery

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Lotus has become the latest car brand, after Li Auto and Neta, to be reported to be using CATL's Qilin Battery. The post Lotus' first EV model, Eletre, to be powered by CATL's Qilin Battery appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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Cadillac teases the Celestiq’s $300,000 interior


Sources familiar with Cadillac’s Celestiq say that the new hyper-luxury vehicle will be selling for $300,000 and up. This comes shortly after Cadillac released more teaser images of the vehicle’s interior.

South Korean fund cuts Tesla holdings, favors Chinese EV makers including BYD and XPeng

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The fund added to its holdings in Chinese EV makers including BYD and XPeng in March and April after "excessive drops". The post South Korean fund cuts Tesla holdings, favors Chinese EV makers including BYD and XPeng appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

Quebec’s role in the battery metals supply chain

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Pierre Fitzgibbon, Quebec’s Minister of Economy and Innovation and Minister Responsible for Regional Economic Development, discusses Quebec’s role in the north American battery supply chain.

Ford Ending Lease Buyouts For All Its Electric Vehicles In The US


Is the Blue Oval taking another page from the Tesla book

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finding great Heat Pump installers and advice

Green Energy Consumers

Green Energy Consumers has launched a new Heat Pump program designed to connect consumers with trusted expertise. As prices for heating oil and natural gas continue to respond to the worldwide supply shortage, this is a great summer to investigate whether a heat pump would make sense for your home.