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Toyota and partners launching public autonomous shuttle service in Indiana

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Stellantis CEO: EVs cost company 50% more, "beyond the limits" of what industry can sustain

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The added cost of manufacturing electric cars is "beyond the limits" for what the auto industry can sustain, Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares said in an interview with Reuters published Wednesday.


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AKASOL introducing Gen 3 battery systems with increased energy density

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AKASOL AG is introducing its third generation of battery systems manufactured in series production.

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Future Toyota Prime plug-in hybrids: How much range and performance?

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There will be future Prime plug-in hybrids from Toyota. Just don’t necessarily expect them to raise the bar for the genre quite like the RAV4 Prime.

Nissan reveals high-performance Ariya Single Seater Concept

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Nissan revealed its new Nissan Ariya Single Seater Concept—a high-performance exploration, development and demonstration project of how the all-electric Nissan Ariya crossover ( earlier post ) powertrain could be used in a bespoke single-seat racing car chassis.

Polestar shows US-made electric SUV, teases two other upcoming EVs

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Polestar has provided a first, camouflaged look at its Polestar 3 SUV that will arrive in 2022 and be made in the U.S.

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Nissan unveils lunar rover prototype jointly developed with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency; e-4ORCE control technology

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Nissan Motor unveiled a lunar rover prototype jointly developed with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) at the Nissan Futures event in Yokohama. The JAXA Space Exploration Innovation Hub Center is conducting research on lunar rovers—a key technology for space exploration.

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7-Eleven and Nuro launch first commercial autonomous delivery service in California

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In collaboration with Nuro, a robotics company transforming local commerce with autonomous vehicles, 7-Eleven is launching the first autonomous commercial delivery in the state of California, enabling its customers in the Mountain View, California service area to order through the 7NOW delivery app to have their products delivered via bot.

Future Prime PHEVs, EV cost concerns, Mad Max Maybach: Today’s Car News

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Battery costs have been falling for years, but the rising cost of raw materials is pushing them upward now. At least one CEO doesn’t see how EVs’ cost premium can be passed along to consumers. A big, 2-door Maybach electric concept goes rugged-posh.

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SABIC introduces new NORYL resins featuring robust flame retardancy and impact resistance for EV battery modules

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SABIC is launching two new grades of NORYL resin that support demand for lighter, thinner and more crash-resistant battery modules and housings. These new innovative materials—NORYL NHP6011 and NHP6012 resins—address key consumer requirements for EVs: improved safety, range and power.

Tesla recalls 21,599 Model Ys made in China, citing steering knuckle issues


According to a statement from China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR), Tesla Shanghai filed a recall plan for 21,599 Model Y EVs manufactured in the country.

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Aemetis, American Airlines sign $1.1B 280M gallon offtake agreement for sustainable aviation fuel blend

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Aemetis, Inc., a renewable fuels company focused on negative carbon intensity products, has an offtake agreement with American Airlines for 280 million gallons of blended fuel containing sustainable aviation fuel (“SAF”) to be delivered over the 7-year term of the agreement. The aggregate value of the agreement is estimated to be more than $1.1 billion, including LCFS, RFS, 45Q and tax credits.

Tesla is partnering with a little-known casting company for Giga Press development


Tesla is partnering with Exco Technologies Limited, a Canadian company that specializes in designing and developing dies, molds, assemblies, and casting for automotive companies, the company’s CEO confirmed on an Earnings Call earlier today.

Karamba Security raises $10M in new funding; round led by VinFast

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Israel-based Karamba Security , a leading developer of endpoint protection for connected devices, has secured $10 million in new funding in an extension to its B Round financing. VinFast, a member of Vingroup, the largest private conglomerate in Vietnam, led the investment with participation from SVIC, a leading corporate VC from South Korea, and existing investors: YL ventures, Fontinalis Partners, Liberty Mutual, Presidio Ventures, Glenrock, Paladin Group and Asgent.

Tesla Supercharger V2 arrives in India, when they will be used remains in question


Tesla’s V2 Superchargers are live in India, but there is no timetable for when consumers will use them as India and the electric automaker have not agreed to terms that would bring Tesla’s EVs to the country.

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GM and POSCO Chemical to build new N America factory to process cathode active material for Ultium batteries

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General Motors and POSCO Chemical plan to form a joint venture through which the parties will construct a factory in North America to process critical battery materials for GM’s Ultium electric vehicle platform. The joint venture will process Cathode Active Material (CAM), a key battery material that represents about 40% of the cost of a battery cell. The location of the facility, which will create hundreds of jobs when it opens in 2024, will be announced later.

Electrify America has now deployed Tesla Powerpacks at over 140 charging stations


Electrify America announced that it has now deployed over 30 MW of battery capacity using Tesla Powerpacks at over 140 charging stations. more… The post Electrify America has now deployed Tesla Powerpacks at over 140 charging stations appeared first on Electrek.

SES enters exclusive agreement with ENTEK Membranes for separator materials for Li-metal batteries

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SES, formerly known as SolidEnergy Systems, and ENTEK Membranes have entered into an exclusive supply agreement for innovative separator materials in the development and production of high-energy Li-Metal rechargeable batteries. Both headquartered in the US with global presence, SES and ENTEK seek to power the future of electric transportation with ENTEK materials and SES batteries.

Tesla launches “Cyberquad for Kids” with 36V battery, 15-mile range, and 10 mph max speed


Fresh of the release of its Cybertruck-inspired Cyberwhistle , Tesla has launched the next product in its “Cyber” line of merchandise — the Cyberquad for Kids, a miniature version of the ATV that the company unveiled with its all-electric steel pickup truck back in late 2019.

Tesla (TSLA) asks US Government to waive tariffs on graphite from China, says it can’t get it elsewhere


Tesla is asking the US Government to waive tariffs on graphite coming from China – claiming it can’t get it elsewhere. more… The post Tesla (TSLA) asks US Government to waive tariffs on graphite from China, says it can’t get it elsewhere appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla makes it official — Texas is now truly its new headquarters


A recent Form 8-K filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Wednesday has revealed that Tesla has now made its headquarters’ move to Texas official.

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Polestar publicly reveals Polestar 5, shares three-year plan for two additional EV models


During a live event at the Classic Car Club in Manhattan, Polestar has shared its three-year business plan that includes the launch of three new EVs, including two SUVs and the Polestar 5 sports sedan.

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Tesla Cyberquad for Kids is officially out of stock


Tesla’s $1,900 Cyberquad for Kids is officially sold out less than a day after its release. The four-wheel ATV for kids was inspired by the Cyberquad that accompanied the Tesla Cybertruck during its unveiling two years ago.

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Toyota partners with BYD to build affordable $30,000 electric car


Toyota has reportedly partnered with China’s BYD to build a new affordable electric car to launch next year. more… The post Toyota partners with BYD to build affordable $30,000 electric car appeared first on Electrek.

SpaceX tests Starship and Frankenstein ‘test tank’ simultaneously


After another few weeks of downtime, SpaceX has simultaneously tested the first orbital-class Starship prototype and a Frankenstein-esque ‘test tank’ at its South Texas facilities.

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StoreDot – makers of ultra-fast, Tesla-like 4680 cells – debuts self-repairing cell technology


StoreDot , an Israel-based electric vehicle battery startup, yesterday announced new patented technology that uses a background repair mechanism to allow battery cells to regenerate while they are in use.

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GM delays Chevy Bolt EV production halt to late January: Report


General Motors Co announced it would extend the production halt of the Chevy Bolt EV at the Orion Assembly plant in Michigan through January 28, 2022, as per Reuters. After a series of fires, the legacy automaker recalled thousands of Chevy Bolt EV vehicles.

BMW thinks its futuristic 75 mph electric scooter will corner the US market. Here’s how


When BMW first debuted its futuristic concept electric scooter last year, it looked like a lofty design experiment without much chance for a real future.

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SpaceX breaks annual launch record with Starlink rideshare


SpaceX has successfully launched 48 more Starlink V1.5 satellites and two rideshare payloads, simultaneously breaking its record for annual launches and making Falcon 9 the most consecutively successfully flown rocket in Western history.

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Tesla is having issues getting hands on solar panels, delays some projects


Tesla is having issues securing solar panel supply amid the global supply crisis. The issues are starting to lead to delays on some customer projects. more… The post Tesla is having issues getting hands on solar panels, delays some projects appeared first on Electrek.

Volkswagen CEO Diess future in jeopardy, no terms met with Supervisory Board


Volkswagen Auto Group CEO Herbert Diess and a Supervisory Board were unable to meet terms that would solidify Diess’ future at the automaker, reports from Germany indicate.

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Jetson’s Eric electric scooter makes around town rides simple at $280, more in New Green Deals


If you have a short errand to run, then hopping in the car might be a bit cumbersome. You’ll have to drive on the roads, find a parking spot, and deal with other people on the road.

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Ford Mustang Mach-E sales continue to grow, up nearly 8.5% in November


Ford’s Mustang Mach-E continues to show strong demand coupled with increasing sales figures as a result. Ford reported today that sales of the Mustang Mach-E grew 8.4 percent in November compared to October, bringing total sales to 3,088 units for the month.

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Chevy Bolt production will resume in the last week of January


GM will bring the Chevy Bolt EV and EUV back into production in the week of January 24, 2022. Production is currently paused as GM sorts out a battery recall on both models. more… The post Chevy Bolt production will resume in the last week of January appeared first on Electrek.

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Stellantis CEO: EV transition costs are “beyond the limits” the auto industry can sustain


Stellantis CEO Carlos Taveres stated that the pressure for legacy automakers to accelerate the shift to electric vehicles could threaten jobs and vehicle quality as traditional carmakers struggle to manage the higher costs of producing EVs.

Stellantis CEO complains about being forced to make EVs and not knowing how to profit from them


Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares made some interesting comments that amounted to claiming that electric vehicles are being “imposed” on them and that they don’t know how to make them profitably.

How Much Has Quantum Computing Actually Advanced?

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Lately, it seems as though the path to quantum computing has more milestones than there are miles. Judging by headlines, each week holds another big announcement—an advance in qubit size, or another record-breaking investment: First IBM announced a 127-qubit chip.

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