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Intel to invest $20B to build two processor factories in Ohio

Green Car Congress

Intel announced plans for an initial investment of more than $20 billion in the construction of two new leading-edge chip factories in Ohio.

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Electrified Airstream, all the EVs due in 2022, battery swapping big time: The Week in Reverse

Green Car Reports

Which automaker proposed powering EV fast-charging stations with fuel cells? Which big multinational company sees fast-charging profitable by later in the decade? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending January 21, 2022.

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Unibuss orders 183 Solaris articulated electric buses

Green Car Congress

Unibuss AS, one of the biggest Norwegian carriers, has contracted for the delivery of 183 Solaris Urbino 18 electric buses for the Norwegian capital Oslo. The total value of the contract, concluded as a result of a tender, stands approximately €100 million. This marks the largest single-order yet for Solaris electric buses; the largest contract for Solaris for battery articulated vehicles completed so far was the contract with MZA Warsaw for the supply of 130 vehicles.

Hybrid electric aircraft builder Electra secures series A funding from Lockheed Martin

Electrek

The venture capital arm of the Lockheed Martin Corporation has invested in Electra, Inc.’s ’s Series A funding round last week, giving the company’s electric short takeoff and landing (eSTOL) aircraft concept a double injection of cash, and credibility.

GM investing nearly $154M in Lockport Components plant for production of electric motor stator

Green Car Congress

General Motors plans to invest nearly $154 million in its Western New York Lockport Components plant. The investment will be used to renovate the facility and purchase and install new machinery and equipment used in the production of the stator module, a key component in an electric motor.

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Geely and Renault sign agreement to take on S. Korean car market, together

Electrek

Chinese automotive giant and Volvo/Polestar parent company, Geely, has signed an agreement with the French Renault Group to launch a new collaboration intended to bring fuel-efficient hybrid electric cars to South Korea, as well as export sales into other Asian markets.

Geely and Renault partner in South Korea to build hybrid and ICE vehicles

Green Car Congress

Zhejiang Geely Holding Group and Renault Group have signed a cooperation agreement to launch all-new vehicle lineup for the South-Korean market. Renault-Samsung Motors (RSM) will manufacture Hybrid Electric and Internal Combustion Engine Vehicles in Busan for the local market and for export. Geely Group will become a strategic partner of RSM, including licensing architecture and powertrain technologies.

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Canadian Pacific orders 8 more Ballard fuel cell modules for expansion of hydrogen locomotive development program

Green Car Congress

Canadian Pacific is expanding its Hydrogen Locomotive Program from one to three locomotives, with expected delivery in 2022, and has ordered eight additional 200 kW fuel cell modules from Ballard to support the expansion. Inclusive of Ballard’s announcement in March 2021, the company will provide a total of 14 fuel cell modules, each module with a rated power output of 200 kW, to support this program.

Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicle of the Week: This $800 Chinese Golf Cart

Electrek

Having spent a year now writing this Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicle of the Week column , I’ve had the opportunity to enjoy discovering all sorts of unique Chinese design themes.

GM Threatens To Cut New EV Allocation For Dealers Applying Markups

InsideEVs

Automaker says it will take action against dealers that apply markups and use brokers who promote new GM vehicle allocation

The most hyped EVs based on global search data (emphasis on ‘hype’)

Electrek

Just a decade ago, EVs were barely an afterthought when it came to transportation, and even those trailblazers who embraced them wouldn’t necessarily call the segment “sexy.”

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How E Ink Developed Full-Color e-Paper

Cars That Think

It was the end of 2008, October, right before the holiday shopping season. Talk-show host Oprah Winfrey released her highly anticipated Favorite Things list, with the Amazon Kindle topping the gadget category. This is the moment that the concept of electronic paper, or e-paper, went mainstream.

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Quick Charge Podcast: January 22, 2022

Electrek

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: January 22, 2022 appeared first on Electrek.

Next Gen Volvo VNR Electric Truck Gets Bigger Battery, More Range

InsideEVs

The maximum configuration is now 564 kWh, which allows it to go up to 275 miles (442 km) on a single charge

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Opinion: EVs for Everyone in 2022

Clean Fleet Report

Affordable & Luxury Electric Cars, Trucks & SUVs Coming. Blame it on Covid-19. Or the supply chain morass. Or the chip shortage. Those were the last two years’ excuses.

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This 3.5-kWh Portable Battery Helped Stranded Model S Move Again

InsideEVs

Mind you, this is an expensive "gas can" as the EcoFlow Delta Pro portable power station costs $3,600

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Atari Breakout: The Best Videogame of All Time?

Cars That Think

Breakout was the best video game ever invented, many designers say, because it was the first true video game. Before Breakout , all were games like Pong—imitations of real life. With Breakout , a single paddle was used to direct a ball at a wall of colored bricks.

Netherlands: Plug-Ins Represent 30% Of New Cars Sold In 2021

InsideEVs

In December, plug-in electric cars captured 65% of the market

Was the Jeep Wrangler 4xe 2021’s 3rd Highest-Selling EV in the US?

EV Adoption

Only available in the US beginning in March of 2021, the hot-selling Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) was apparently the top-selling PHEV in the US last year.

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Watch Rivian R1T Hard At Work And Fully Loaded: Can It Survive?

InsideEVs

Maxed out payload and off-roading in cold weather and snow

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New Paper Shows: “A Win on Climate is a Win for Health”

CleanTechnica

From ramping up clean electricity to eliminating food waste. From designing cities for walking and biking to preserving ecosystems. Projects that lead to a low-carbon society and limit climate change will have more and greater benefits for health than previously realized.

GM Plans Electric Motor Components Production In Western New York

InsideEVs

The company will invest $154 Million in its Western New York Lockport Components plant

Plugin Electric Vehicles Get 21% Share of Auto Market in Another Record Month in China

CleanTechnica

Half a million plugin electric vehicle sales! In one month! Plugin vehicles in China once again ended the year with a record month, growing by 125% year over year (YoY) in the last month of the year, to a record 502,000 units.

Kia EV6 Is What Car? Car Of The Year

InsideEVs

Kia's electric crossover is a "terrific all-rounder

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Snarky Answers to Uninformed & Misinformed EV Questions

CleanTechnica

As electric vehicle owners, we often field questions from EV-curious drivers, and some of them … let’s just say they highlight the low level of EV awareness among the general public.

Tesla Targeting First Giga Austin Model Y Deliveries By End Of Q1

InsideEVs

The first Texas-built Model Ys could reach customer hands by the end of this quarter

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Indigo Introduces New EVs For Rideshare & Delivery

CleanTechnica

Indigo Technologies introduced two new EV designs targeting the rideshare and delivery markets at the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The company describes itself as an OEM that is delivering a new class of smooth, roomy, and affordable EVs.

Rumor: GM To Announce Two Major EV Investments In Michigan

InsideEVs

The total value might reach $6.5 billion

The Simplest Way To Sell EVs In America: Don’t Include Dealerships

CleanTechnica

The simplest way to sell EVs in America is to forgo the dealership model. Make directly selling to customers legal and empower consumers by not making them haggle with dealerships.