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Audi vehicles with the MIB 3 infotainment system will be holoride-capable from June 2022

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From June 2022, Audi models with the latest upgrade of the modular infotainment toolkit (MIB 3) will be holoride-capable. The new technology will be introduced at the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in the United States. Visitors there will be able to experience holoride in a moving vehicle.

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Gas prices spur demand for high-mpg vehicles, amid short supplies

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With surging gas prices dominating headlines, inventories of fuel-efficient vehicles and EVs are shrinking as supply appears short of demand, according to CarsDirect. A recent search of inventory listings on showed just 472 new Toyota Prius hybrids available in the entire United States.

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Autonomy partners with Equifax on EV subscription service

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Autonomy , a completely digital vehicle subscription service that provides consumers with a way to subscribe to electric vehicles, and Equifax announced a new partnership.

Mustang Mach-E electric SUV demand so strong Ford might not take your order

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Earlier this month, Ford suddenly stopped taking orders for two especially popular versions of the Ford Mustang Mach-E—the Premium and California Route 1.

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Scantinel Photonics demonstrates first fully solid-state parallelized FMCW 5D+ LiDAR system

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Scantinel Photonics , a FMCW LiDAR startup, has demonstrated the first fully solid-state parallelized FMCW 5D+ LiDAR system based on Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC). First fully solid-state parallelized FMCW 5D+ PIC.

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Ford confirms second VW-based EV for Europe, electric version of sporty Puma crossover

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Ford and Volkswagen on Monday confirmed an expansion of their relationship around electric vehicles, resulting in a second electric vehicle based on VW’s MEB platform for EVs, as well as a longer-term plan to double Ford’s volume of models on that platform to 1.2

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ERMA supporting Mkango in development of rare earth separation plant in Poland

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The European Raw Materials Alliance (ERMA) will support Canadian mineral exploration and development company Mkango Resources Ltd.with securing financing for the development of a rare earth separation plant to be located in Pu?awy, awy, Poland.

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NetJets and FlightSafety International to partner with eVTOL company Lilium; right to purchase up to 150 Lilium Jets

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Tesla starts releasing big Full Self-Driving Beta update


Tesla has started releasing a big new Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta software update with a lot of improvements. The automaker might widen access to the beta if this update “performs well,” according to CEO Elon Musk. more….

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Washington state legislature approves $16.9B transportation package; targeting all new cars to be electric with MY 2030

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The Washington State Legislature has passed the $16.9-billion, 16-year Move Ahead Washington transportation package. The package makes significant investments in reducing carbon emissions, preservation and maintenance, expanding multimodal options, public transportation and pedestrian safety. Notable investments include: $5.4 billion toward carbon reduction and multimodal expansion. $3 3 billion for maintenance and preservation. $3 3 billion for public transportation.

Scientists figured out a way to clean dust off of solar panels without using water


Dust on solar panels reduces their output significantly, so they need to be kept clean. But what’s the best way to do that? Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) say they have a solution. more….

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A Silver Lining to the Oil Price Cloud

Energy Institute at HAAS

Russia’s war on Ukraine will likely accelerate reductions in transportation emissions. This week’s blog is co-authored with Erich Muehlegger and David Rapson of UC Davis. On the growing list of … Continue Reading A Silver Lining to the Oil Price Cloud. Uncategorized featured

Aston Martin and Britishvolt ally to create batteries for performance EV due in 2025

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Aston Martin last week announced a partnership with Britishvolt to develop new battery technology. The goal is to create batteries for a planned "ultra-luxury performance EV," Aston said in a press release.

Tesla increases prices throughout whole lineup, its cheapest electric car now starts at $47,000


Tesla has implemented big price increases throughout its entire vehicle lineup in an overnight update to its online configurator. Its cheapest electric car, Model 3, now starts at $47,000. more….

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Gas prices and high-mpg models, Lucid battery primer, Ford EVs for Europe, Mach-E demand: Today’s Car News

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Gas prices are leading to a surge of demand for high-mpg vehicles. Demand for the Mustang Mach-E is so strong Ford has put orders on hold. Aston and Britishvolt aim to develop performance batteries. And leave it to Lucid to present EV battery tech with clarity.

Ford shares plans for several more EVs in Europe and a JV to build a massive commercial vehicle battery plant in Turkey


American automaker Ford Motor Company , has outlined plans to expedite its push for EVs in Europe, promising nine all-electric models by 2024, seven of which are new to a lineup that already includes the Mustang Mach-E followed by the E-Transit next quarter.

Tesla Model 3 named as one of the winners in KBB’s 5-Year Cost to Own Awards for 2022


The Tesla Model 3 was recently deemed by Kelley Blue Book as one of the winners in its 5-Year Cost to Own Awards for 2022. KBB’s 5-Year Cost to Own Award explores the costs associated with the ownership of a vehicle.

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Ford to release second electric car based on VW’s MEB platform


Ford and VW announced that they are expanding their electrification partnership, and the former is going to release a second electric car based on VW’s MEB platform. more…. The post Ford to release second electric car based on VW’s MEB platform appeared first on Electrek.

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NASA says “nothing has changed” as US astronaut prepares to ride Russian spacecraft


An official Russian video posted on Twitter has fueled rampant speculation that the country’s beleaguered space agency intends to abandon NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei on the International Space Station. .

Autonomous freight company Einride introduces its first ever ‘Remote Pod Operator,’ creating an entirely new career in shipping


During a presentation at SXSW, autonomous freight technology company, Einride , has publicly introduced its first “Remote Pod Operator,” Tiffany Heathcott.

Tesla’s Elon Musk gives US Labor Secretary a tour of Gigafactory Texas


The United States Labor Secretary, Marty Walsh, paid a visit to Elon Musk, who gave him a tour of Gigafactory Texas. Walsh and Musk’s get-together could be interpreted as the Biden Administration extending an olive branch to Tesla after various public snubs. .

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Building electric bikes in Detroit? Behind the scenes look as FLX begins ‘US-based e-bike production’


The Babymaker II electric bike from FLX was unveiled last month when it went on pre-sale, and it shocked the market with more than just an edgy name and low price. The bike was also said to be destined for US manufacturing in Detroit, Michigan.

Ford Model e unit announces massive expansion of EV initiative in Europe: 7 new EVs by 2024


Ford’s electric vehicle unit — known as Model e — announced today that it would take massive steps to expand its electric vehicle project in Europe.

Nikola asks shareholder approval to add 200M common shares to scale Tre production and finish building Arizona plant


ZEV manufacturer, Nikola Corporation, shared plans to ask its shareholders for approval to dilute their current holdings in order to add 200 million new shares, which would raise about $1.5 billion based off its closing price on Friday.

Tesla holds highest average transaction price increase in 2022, Musk warns of ‘inflation pressure’


Tesla and SpaceX are experiencing substantial “inflation pressure,” according to CEO Elon Musk, who hinted toward potential price increases for his electric automotive company’s products in the coming months.

Quick Charge Podcast: March 14, 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: March 14, 2022 appeared first on Electrek.

Tesla dominates Germany’s February EV registrations — even before Giga Berlin opens


Tesla sales in Germany are going strong, with the Model 3 sedan and Model Y crossover commanding a lead in the country’s electric vehicle segment.

GEN3 Groove fat tire e-bike with 45 mile range now $400 off at $1,200, more in New Green deals


The first day of spring is this weekend, so you’ll want to be ready to hit the trail with a new fat tire e-bike. To get you ready, the GEN3 Groove is the perfect e-bike to hit the trail with thanks to its 4-inch wide tires and powerful 500W motor that can propel it up to 20 MPH.

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SpaceX Falcon Heavy booster spotted at Kennedy Space Center


SpaceX has been spotted transporting a Falcon Heavy booster through NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) facilities, offering a slight glimpse behind the scenes amid a seemingly unending series of launch delays for the most powerful operational rocket in the world.

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Sono Motors begins building its series-validation SEVs in new white bodies ahead of 2023 production


Sono Motors has moved one phase closer to production of its Sion Solar Electric Vehicle (SEV), as it has completed its prototype phases and has begun building series-validation vehicles for testing and certification.

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Tesla may lower Safety Score requirement to 95 if FSD Beta v10.11 performs well


The release notes for Tesla FSD Beta v10.11 were recently shared online, and they highlighted a number of critical improvements coming to the advanced driver-assist system. Elon Musk noted that if v10.11

Tesla is increasing solar prices as supply chain costs are rising


After achieving the best prices in the solar industry, Tesla has significantly increased solar panel installation prices as supply chain costs are causing pressure on the whole solar industry. more….

Sen. Joe Manchin ‘reluctant’ of EVs: ‘I don’t want to have to be standing in line waiting for a battery’


Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia has been visibly and vocally skeptical of the electric vehicle movement, especially as he failed to support President Biden’s “Build Back Better” plan that would increase EV infrastructure. However, Sen.

Abarth 500e Hot Hatch Arriving In 2023 With Custom Powertrain


The Fiat 500e-based electric performance model will be Abarth's first battery-powered car

USPS Inspector General asked to investigate agency’s decision favoring gas delivery vans over EVs


A group of U.S. lawmakers in the House Oversight Committee sent a letter to the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Inspector General (IG), requesting an investigation into the agency’s order for Next Generation Delivery Vehicles (NGDV).

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Convert Oil Wells to Solve the Solar Storage Problem

Cars That Think

One of the main impediments to harnessing solar energy is storage. Solar batteries work as a short-term solution, but not when it comes to long-term storage or to power, say, an entire city. A possible answer, though, might lie in oil wells.

SpaceX drone ship leaves port for sixth back-to-back Starlink launch


SpaceX drone ship Just Read The Instructions (JRTI) has departed Port Canaveral in anticipation of the company’s sixth consecutive Starlink launch.