Thu.Sep 22, 2022

Toyota’s San Antonio plant begins production of 2023 all-hybrid Sequoia

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Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas (Toyota Texas, TMMTX) has started production for the all-new, all-hybrid 2023 Toyota Sequoia. Earlier post.) The all-new third-generation 2023 Sequoia full-size SUV features as standard the powerful twin-turbo V6 hybrid i-FORCE MAX powertrain.

Should a tax on the rich help build EV infrastructure?

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Californians will vote later this year on whether to tax the wealthy to fund EV incentives and charging infrastructure. Proposition 30 would increase taxes on California residents who make over $2 million a year by 1.75% and direct the state to use that added revenue—estimated at $3.5

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Neste, Marathon finalize transaction to establish JV for production of renewable fuels in US

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Neste Corporation and Marathon Petroleum Corporation (Marathon) announced an agreement to establish a 50/50 joint venture to produce renewable diesel following a conversion project of Marathon’s refinery in Martinez, California (the Martinez Renewable Fuels project ). Earlier post.).

Fisker partners with Wallbox for home-charging ecosystem

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Fisker on Tuesday announced Wallbox as its official partner for home charging equipment. The two companies will start by offering Fisker Ocean electric SUV owners Wallbox home chargers for purchase through the Fisker website in the United States, Canada, and Europe, Fisker said in a press release.

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QUANTRON unveils long range hydrogen and electric trucks

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At the IAA Transportation show, QUANTRON is presenting a family of hydrogen and battery-electric trucks. As part of a strategic partnership, QUANTRON has developed an FCEV Heavy Duty Truck together with Ballard Power Systems.

Tesla recalls over 1M vehicles for power-window pinch—with an easy fix

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On Monday, Tesla issued a recall for more than a million vehicles, including recent versions of the Model 3, Model Y, Model S, and Model X, due to an issue with the vehicles' automatic reversal system for their power windows.

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Volvo Trucks to begin customer testing of fuel cell trucks in 2025

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Volvo Trucks is testing fuel cell electric trucks that have an operational range comparable to diesel trucks, up to 1,000 km. A second pilot phase is to follow in a few years’ time and will see customer tests on public roads.

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BYD introduces eBus Blade Platform at IAA Transportation

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At IAA Transportation 2022 in Hannover, BYD unveiled its new eBus Blade Platform—an electric bus chassis based on BYD’s Blade Battery technology—alongside an upgraded model in its eBus range, and also introduced two zero-emission eTrucks.

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Hertz plans to buy up to 175,000 GM EVs through 2027

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Hertz and General Motors announced Monday that the rental-car giant plans to order up to 175,000 electric vehicles from GM over five years.

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Nissan, Tohoku U develop new technology using catalyst active species to inactivate viruses

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Nissan Motor has jointly developed a technology with Tohoku University’s Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences that inactivates viruses using catalyst active species for aerobic oxidation.

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NIO to hold NIO Berlin 2022 European launch event on Oct 7

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NIO did not announce what the event will involve, although it can be expected that the ET7 will be formally introduced to European consumers. The post NIO to hold NIO Berlin 2022 European launch event on Oct 7 appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. NIO NIO Europe

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Rheinmetall presents solutions in South Africa for producing, storing and transporting green hydrogen

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At this year’s Africa Aerospace & Defence (AAD) expo at AFB Waterkloof in Centurion, Rheinmetall AG is presenting turnkey, mobile modular solutions for producing, storing and transporting CO 2 -free hydrogen.

UPDATE: Tesla adds 500k square feet to Gigafactory Texas for ‘ecological paradise’

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Update: Elon Musk told Teslarati the expansion plans will accommodate Tesla Giga Texas’s “ecological paradise.” ” Headline and paragraphs have been revised and updated to reflect accuracy based on Musk’s details.

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Sylvatex developing new lower-cost CAM manufacturing process for Li-ion batteries

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Advanced materials technology company Sylvatex (SVX) announced a new proprietary waterless production method that delivers premium EV-grade cathode active materials (CAM) at lower costs and that allows for a broader material input supply base to enable demand growth.

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Tesla’s giant ‘safety recall’ of 1 million vehicles is just another software update

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The media has reported today on Tesla having to recall a massive number of electric vehicles in the US, but the fix for the “safety recall” is again just another software update that Tesla has already started to push. more….

Vianode invests US$194M in battery anode graphite plant in Norway

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Vianode , a company owned by Elkem, Hydro and Altor, has decided to invest in its first industrial scale plant for sustainable battery materials at Herøya in Norway. The investment of around NOK 2 billion (US$194 million) will create new industrial jobs and provide critical battery materials.

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NIO's William Li shares what he's doing in Europe

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NIO's bosses checked out the construction of the company's NIO House and its first battery swap station in Germany as they are on a 10-day road trip in an ET7. The post NIO's William Li shares what he's doing in Europe appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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New Mercedes-AMG C 63 S E PERFORMANCE 680hp hybrid with technology transfer from Formula 1

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The new Mercedes-AMG C 63 S E PERFORMANCE hybrid (combined fuel consumption, weighted: 6.9 l/100 km / 34 mpg US; combined CO 2 emissions, weighted: 156 g/km; combined electric energy consumption, weighted: 11.7 kWh/100 km) brings advanced technologies from motorsport to the road.

Tesla Superchargers are dwarfing competitors in size and cost efficiencies

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Tesla has a number of key advantages over its rivals in the electric vehicle sector. The size and cost efficiencies of Tesla Superchargers are definitely among them.

GM-Hertz EV plan, Sono solar on semis, Fisker and Wallbox: Today’s Car News

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Fisker chose Wallbox for home charging. Sono is applying its solar tech beyond its Euro-market Sion EV. And GM and Hertz are teaming up for more electric vehicles in the rental fleet. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. The rental-car giant Hertz plans to order 175,000 GM EVs over five years.

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Drunk man fined for punching a Tesla in Australia

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An intoxicated man from the port city of Bunbury, Western Australia, punched a Tesla vehicle after getting into a fight with his former partner’s brother at a fast food restaurant, The West Australian reported.

SAIC joins forces with CATL and two oil giants to offer battery swap services

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SAIC's Rising Auto, Roewe, MG and Maxus brands will launch battery swap-enabled models, with the Rising Auto R7 being the first such model. The post SAIC joins forces with CATL and two oil giants to offer battery swap services appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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NIO boosting its EV battery lease business with swap station expansion across Europe

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Chinese EV automaker NIO has already rooted its flag in the soil of Europe, yet is still merely getting started with its plans to expand beyond its home turf.

Pony.ai partners with Geely affiliates to build robotaxi fleet

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Pony.ai has entered into a strategic partnership with Geely's ride-hailing unit Cao Cao Mobility and the Geely Intelligent Driving Center to build a robotaxi fleet within the year. The post Pony.ai partners with Geely affiliates to build robotaxi fleet appeared first on CnEVPost.

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Volvo EX90 electric SUV will debut November 9, claimed to be safest model yet

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Volvo's flagship electric SUV will debut November 9 and will be dubbed EX90, CEO Jim Rowan confirmed Wednesday in a media presentation.

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Tesla replaces Model S Plaid totaled by Service Center: an update

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Tesla has officially replaced a Model S Plaid that was totaled by a Service Center employee following a wheel bearing replacement.

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Even the Department of Homeland Security is adopting EVs, check out their new fleet

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It’s probably never good if the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) shows up at your door. However, DHS revealed its next vehicle to show up will most likely be an electric one, as the agency says it is transitioning from internal combustion engines to EVs. more….

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Li Auto to launch Li L8 early on Sept 30, teases Li L7 and Li L6

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Li Auto has moved up the release of the Li L8 by one month and said it will launch and deliver the Li L7 in the first quarter of 2023. The post Li Auto to launch Li L8 early on Sept 30, teases Li L7 and Li L6 appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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Ford reveals all-new ‘smartphone on wheels’ E-Transit Custom commercial EV van

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At the Hannover IAA Transportation event, Ford revealed new features and specifications of its all-new E Transit Custom, a fully electric commercial van, or what the automaker calls a “smartphone on wheels.”. more….

Robotic eyes on autonomous vehicles could improve pedestrian safety

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New research has found that robotic eyes on autonomous vehicles could lead to fewer vehicle-pedestrian collisions. The post Robotic eyes on autonomous vehicles could improve pedestrian safety appeared first on Innovation News Network. Technology Artificial Intelligence Electric Vehicles

Here’s how Canadian hydropower will power 1 million New York City homes from 2026

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The Champlain Hudson Power Express (CHPE), a high-voltage direct current (HVDC) line, will deliver 1,250 megawatts of clean electricity from Canada’s Hydro-Québec , the fourth-largest hydropower producer in the world, to New York City. more….

Tesla Cybertruck gets more competition: Ram Revolution EV pickup concept set for November unveiling

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The market that the Tesla Cybertruck would be competing in is bound to get more crowded this November, with Ram Trucks CEO Mike Koval Jr. noting that the company is looking to unveil its Ram Revolution Concept truck the night before the LA Auto Show in November.

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GM investing in Lithion Recycling to support advanced EV battery recycling tech

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GM announced Thursday that its venture capital division, GM ventures, will invest in Lithion Recycling to support a sustainable circular battery ecosystem.

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Electrify Expo - North America's largest EV festival will visit Miami on October 8-9

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Electrify Expo, North America's largest electric-vehicle festival, charges into Miami Saturday, October 8, and Sunday, October 9, at Regatta Park.

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The world’s first Tesla solar neighborhood is becoming reality

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The world’s first Tesla solar neighborhood is becoming a reality in Austin, Texas, where Tesla is deploying solar roofs and Powerwall in a brand-new development. more…. The post The world’s first Tesla solar neighborhood is becoming reality appeared first on Electrek.

Tesla adds a new CCS adapter to store for US customers

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Tesla added a CCS adapter to its shop for U.S. customers. The adapter offers charging speed up to 250kW and can be used at third-party charging stations.

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Tesla launches CCS adapter for $250, enabling drivers to access public chargers

Electrek

Tesla has officially launched its CCS adapter for $250, enabling Tesla drivers to access public charging stations. This is a product that Tesla owners have been wanting for a long time. more….