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Porsche expects more than 80% of new vehicle sales to be all-electric in 2030

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Last year, almost 40% of all new Porsche vehicles delivered in Europe were already at least partly electric—i.e. plug-in hybrids or fully electric models.

Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicle of the Week: A $4,000 Dandy Little Electric 2-Seater Car

Electrek

I called it a 2-seater, but there’s a chance this dandy little electric car is built for just one rider. Even if so, it’s got enough charm to make up for its lack of utility.

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GM buying Softbank’s stake in Cruise for $2.1B, putting in additional $1.35B

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General Motors is acquiring SoftBank Vision Fund 1’s equity ownership stake in autonomous vehicle company Cruise for $2.1 billion and separately will make an additional $1.35 billion investment in Cruise, replacing a previous commitment made by the fund in 2018.

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Volvo plug-in hybrids, Cadillac Lyriq production, Mach-E demand, Tesla prices up again, The Week in Reverse

Green Car Reports

Which carmaker announced plans to build its own charging network? Which carmaker is planning for a Starbucks at every stop? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending March 18, 2022.

Gogoro, ProLogium unveil swappable solid-state battery prototype for two-wheel EVs

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Gogoro, a developer of battery swapping systems, announced the first solid-state lithium ceramic battery prototype for two-wheel EV battery swapping.

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Armored Tesla Model S Plaid Is Still Insanely Quick

InsideEVs

Concerned 1020 hp alone won't be enough to get you out of a sticky situation? Look no further

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Wroclaw, Poland orders 11 Mercedes-Benz eCitaro-G articulated electric buses

Green Car Congress

Following Gdynia, the city of Wroclaw, Poland has ordered 11 fully electric Mercedes-Benz eCitaro G articulated buses. The official signing took place in Wroclaw at the headquarters of the Mercedes-Benz service partner, the Wróbel Group.

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DOE launching $5M lithium-battery workforce initiative

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The US Department of Energy (DOE), in coordination with the US Department of Labor and the AFL-CIO, is launching a national workforce development strategy for lithium-battery manufacturing. As part of a $5-million investment, DOE will support up to five pilot training programs in energy and automotive communities and advance workforce partnerships between industry and labor for the domestic lithium battery supply chain.

US: Want An Entry-Level Tesla Model Y? It Will Be Ready In 2023

InsideEVs

To get an estimated delivery time in 2022, one needs to add some options

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DOE and EC support collaboration between the US Li-Bridge Alliance and European Battery Alliance to strengthen supply chain for battery technologies

Green Car Congress

The US Department of Energy (DOE) and the European Commission announced support for a collaboration between the European Battery Alliance and the US Li-Bridge alliance to accelerate development of robust supply chains for lithium-ion and next generation batteries, including the critical raw materials segments. Bolstering the clean energy economy and strengthening the battery value chain is a top priority the United States and the European Union.

Ford to bring seven new EVs to Europe by 2024

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Ford to launch seven new electric vehicles in Europe by 2024

Hyundai Ioniq 5 Wholesale Shipments Exceeded 10,000 In February

InsideEVs

More than 2,500 were delivered in the U.S., while in Europe, the company sold over 2,700

iCub Is Growing Up

Cars That Think

It’s a little weird to think that iCub , the first version of which was released in 2008, is now a full-on teenager—after all, the robot was originally designed after a three year old child, and it hasn’t grown all that much.

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2023 Volvo Embla Flagship SUV Rendered As XC90 Electric Successor

InsideEVs

Using the Concept Recharge as a starting point, Motor1.com Italy imagines what Volvo's flagship EV will look like

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Tesla Model 3 & Model Y Top EV Sales In Germany In February

CleanTechnica

With the chip crisis still raging, disruption is the order of the day, and one can say that anything goes right now in Germany. The overall market had its first signs of relief (+3% year over year), but that was due to strong sales of BEVs (+55% YoY).

Expos Proliferate As Queensland Introduces An EV Subsidy

CleanTechnica

The Queensland state government has finally joined the southern Australian states of New South Wales, Victoria, and South Australia in offering a rebate for the purchase of an electric vehicle. The government is proposing a $3000 rebate for the purchase of vehicles under $58,000.

Can Tesla Meet 2022 Goals For In-House Battery Production?

CleanTechnica

Lithium-ion batteries are the storage technology of choice in state-of-the-art EVs, leading to a substantial growth in global battery production. But, as with any new technology, the journey from drawing board to practical use in EVs is fraught with difficulties.

Odd Car Designs Are Lacking In Today’s Auto Industry

CleanTechnica

Is it just me, or has all the fun been sucked out of the auto industry? In previous decades, the unique design of a car was something to be celebrated. Cars were an extension of one’s personality and were intended to make a statement. A bit before my time, not just fish could have fins […].