Mon.Jul 18, 2022

Rolls-Royce announces new hydrogen engine program; updates on hybrid-electric research

Green Car Congress

Rolls-Royce is launching a new leading-edge hydrogen program and also given a further update on its research into hybrid-electric power as it continues to pioneer new forms of aviation sustainability.

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Vinfast opens California stores, gets $1.2 billion boost from North Carolina for EV plant

Green Car Reports

Vinfast on Thursday opened its first United States retail stores in California, and announced $1.2 billion in incentives from North Carolina for a planned factory in the state.

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Ricardo signs multi-year deal to develop hybrid-electric aerospace technology with Pratt & Whitney Canada

Green Car Congress

Ricardo has signed a multi-year deal with Pratt & Whitney Canada under which the Ricardo aerospace engineering team will support Pratt & Whitney Canada in the development of advanced hybrid-electric propulsion technologies for next-generation aircraft.

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Report: South Carolina–built Polestar 3 electric SUV might start around $75,000

Green Car Reports

The Polestar 3 electric SUV could undercut some potential rivals in price when it launches in early 2023, according to a new report. Speaking at the Automotive News Europe World Congress, Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath said the Polestar 3 will be priced between 75,000 euros and 110,000 euros.

UL Solutions introduces EV battery enclosure thermal runaway evaluation

Green Car Congress

UL Solutions announced the B attery Enclosure Thermal Runaway (BETR) evaluation , the first material screening test method at UL Solutions to evaluate electric vehicle (EV) battery enclosure material. The offering is based on UL 2596, Test Method for Thermal and Mechanical Performance of Battery Enclosure Materials.

Preview: 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV starts at $44,995, ends at 320 miles

Green Car Reports

Chevrolet unveiled the 2024 Blazer EV on Monday, and the battery electric crossover shares nothing except a name with the internal combustion Blazer that relaunched in 2018.

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CARB releases results of multi-year E15 study; multiple air quality benefits with slight reduction in fuel economy

Green Car Congress

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has released the results of a multiyear study evaluating exhaust emissions from the use of California Reformulated Gasoline (CaRFG) that contains 15 volume percent ethanol (E15). The study was performed by a team from the University of California at Riverside (UCR) Bourns College of Engineering – Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT). California currently limits the ethanol content of gasoline to 10 percent.

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Study of premium car buyers finds large majority see driving EV within 5 years; financing most popular option

Green Car Congress

A recent Kantar survey of 2,605 premium car buyers from Germany, the US and China on behalf of Mercedes-Benz Mobility has found that in all three markets, a large majority of respondents can imagine driving an electric car within the next five years. In comparison with the other countries, China stands out with 96%. However, also in Germany (80%) and the US (68%) the trend clearly goes towards electric vehicles.

Tesla vehicles reach Mount Everest base camp for the first time

Electrek

Tesla vehicles have reached the Mount Everest base camp for the very first time, operating at five kilometers of altitude. more…. The post Tesla vehicles reach Mount Everest base camp for the first time appeared first on Electrek.

Researchers propose mechanochemistry-based process to recover metals from waste cathode materials; green and efficient

Green Car Congress

A team from Central South University, Changsha, China and Shaanxi University of Science & Technology, Xi’an, China, has proposed a mechanochemistry-based process to recover metals from waste cathode materials of LiCoO 2 (LCO) and LiFePO 4 (LFP) in spent Li-ion batteries (LIBs). An open-access paper on the approach is published in the RSC journal Green Chemistry.

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Tesla has a new self-diagnostic feature in its app

Electrek

Tesla has been working on a new “self-diagnostic” feature in its app that the automaker runs when certain types of service appointments are requested. more…. The post Tesla has a new self-diagnostic feature in its app appeared first on Electrek.

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How to "Shave the Peak" when the electric grid is dirtiest

Green Energy Consumers

Peak Alerts! Protect our climate by reducing your electricity use on weekdays from 5-8pm. Starting Tuesday, July 19th, 2022. According to Accuweather, we're headed for a prolonged stretch of hot weather through July 31st.

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XPeng stock lags NIO and Li Auto, what's affecting investor sentiment?

CN EV Post

XPeng is down 11 percent in the US this month, compared to NIO's 4 percent decline and Li Auto's 2 percent gain over the same period. The post XPeng stock lags NIO and Li Auto, what's affecting investor sentiment? appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. XPeng

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Tesla says Australian EV fleet could double this year to more than 50,000 cars

The Driven EV News

Tesla chair says company could double number of Tesla EVs on Australian roads by year end, and calls for emissions standards and network support for fast chargers. The post Tesla says Australian EV fleet could double this year to more than 50,000 cars appeared first on The Driven.

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Fly at will: XPeng CEO shares latest video of HT Aero's flying vehicle test

CN EV Post

The X2's controls feel right at the fingertips, and it will go wherever the driver wants it to go, according to XPeng CEO He Xiaopeng. The post Fly at will: XPeng CEO shares latest video of HT Aero's flying vehicle test appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

Tesla HVAC system still on the future products list: Elon Musk

Teslarati

Talk about a Tesla HVAC system hasn’t come up for quite a while, but Elon Musk recently confirmed that it is still on the future products list. On Monday, Tesla shareholder, Owen Sparks, asked Elon Musk to make a home HVAC with HEPA filter to help with allergies.

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NIO Capital reportedly leads investment in local computer CPU maker CIX Technology

CN EV Post

NIO Capital led a recent funding round of about $50 million in ARM CPU startup CIX Technology, bringing the company's post-investment valuation to about $300 million, according to local media.

Ford hybrid recall, Mini electric convertible, Polestar 3 price, Vinfast stores: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Polestar tips on pricing for its Model X-sized Polestar 3. Vinfast opens California stores. Mini teases the possibility of an electric convertible. And Ford is recalling a lot of late-model hybrids over what only sounds like part of a potential remedy. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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NIO president explains how EV maker disrupts German automaker's pricing and how it sees current losses

CN EV Post

In an interview with McKinsey, NIO co-founder and president Qin Lihong explained in detail the results of the company's user operations and the longer-term considerations.

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A 5-minute EV charging startup raises $59 million

Electrek

A Cambridge University professor’s ultrafast EV battery startup has raised $59 million in Series B funding. Nyobolt aims to develop a battery that can achieve 5-minute EV charging time. more…. The post A 5-minute EV charging startup raises $59 million appeared first on Electrek.

Chinese consumers' answer to slow deliveries: Order them all and let EV makers compete for production

CN EV Post

Whoever can be the first to schedule production for an order will win. The post Chinese consumers' answer to slow deliveries: Order them all and let EV makers compete for production appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. Industry

NRMA kicks off free test drives for aspiring electric car owners

The Driven EV News

Motorist group NRMA kicks off first of series of EV drive days this Saturday, and interest is so high that test drives are already fully booked. The post NRMA kicks off free test drives for aspiring electric car owners appeared first on The Driven. Electric Cars EV Explainers EV News

Rivian R1T electric truck spotted at Xiaomi's campus in Beijing

CN EV Post

It's not clear if Xiaomi intends to enter the pickup truck market in the future. China is currently easing restrictions on the movement of such vehicles in urban areas. The post Rivian R1T electric truck spotted at Xiaomi's campus in Beijing appeared first on CnEVPost.

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Lotus completes billion dollar factory in China, rolls first all-electric Eletre off assembly line

Electrek

Sport and racing car manufacturer Lotus Cars announced it has officially completed its $1.2 billion production facility in Wuhan, China where several of the company’s future BEVs will be built.

Lotus' Wuhan plant sees first vehicle of Eletre 'Hyper-SUV' roll off line

CN EV Post

Lotus' Wuhan plant, with a total investment of more than RMB 8 billion ($1.2 billion), was officially completed on July 15. The post Lotus' Wuhan plant sees first vehicle of Eletre 'Hyper-SUV' roll off line appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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Tesla battery supplier CATL is scouting new factory sites in Mexico

Electrek

CATL, the world’s largest battery cell manufacturer and one of Tesla’s most critical suppliers, is scouting new factory sites in Mexico – likely to supply Tesla and other US electric automakers. more….

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Heated seats and range boost confirmed for BYD Atto 3

The Driven EV News

BYD Australia updates Australian-bound Atto 3 brochure with - literally in one case - hot new features. The post Heated seats and range boost confirmed for BYD Atto 3 appeared first on The Driven. Electric Cars EV News atto 3 BYD

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Rimac follows Tesla in developing 46mm battery cells, but at ‘varied heights’ beyond 80mm

Electrek

Less than a week after start of production for its first scaled electric hypercar, Rimac Group continues to expand its growing EV battery business, offering a one-two punch in a relatively nascent industry.

British Transport Police adopt Tesla Model 3 and Kia EV6 for patrol

The Driven EV News

UK transport police take delivery of Tesla Model 3 and Kia EV6 electric cars for use in patrols. The post British Transport Police adopt Tesla Model 3 and Kia EV6 for patrol appeared first on The Driven. Electric Transport EV News

Stellantis terminates Jeep joint venture with GAC in China after failed takeover attempt

Electrek

Global automaker Stellantis is making its footprint slightly less global, following the termination of a joint venture established with GAC Group over a decade ago to build Jeeps overseas.

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Hyundai plans budget electric hatchback

The Driven EV News

Hyundai Motors has a budget electric hatchback in development - but it will likely be some time before we see it here. The post Hyundai plans budget electric hatchback appeared first on The Driven. Electric Cars EV News electric hatchback Hyundai

Propella 7S electric bike review: Simplicity and slick looks combine in this affordable e-bike

Electrek

The Propella 7S electric bike is many things. It’s lightweight. It’s good looking. It’s affordable. The one thing it isn’t, is overly complicated. This e-bike is as simple as it gets and that is part of what makes it so attractive as a commuter e-bike. more….

Tesla’s self-driving rollout strategy for Boring Co’s Las Vegas Loop gets teased

Teslarati

Steve Hill, president and CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), has shared some interesting tidbits about The Boring Company’s plans for the rollout of its self-driving Tesla fleet for its Las Vegas tunnels.

HeyBike Mars Hyper, Upgraded Electric Folding Bike with Limited Production [Video]

Electrek

HeyBike makes moves in the eBike industry, by upgrading on their very popular Mars electric bike. The new Mars Hyper comes with upgraded components, fit and finish and even some regalia. With a limited run of only 500 units, this bike could sell out this season. more….

U.S. investigates California Tesla crash that killed motorcyclist

Baua Electric

WASHINGTON — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is opening a special investigation into the crash of a 2021 Tesla Model Y that killed a motorcyclist in California, it said. Read more. The post U.S.

Examining the potential of magnet rare earths at the Makuutu Rare Earth Project

Innovation News Network

Tim Harrison, Managing Director and CEO of Ionic Rare Earths Limited, discusses the Makuutu Rare Earth Project and its magnet rare earths potential.

Suzuki, Daihatsu, Toyota, and CJPT to introduce mini-commercial van EVs in 2023

EV Specifications

Suzuki, Daihatsu, Toyota, and Commercial Japan Partnership Technologies Corporation (CJPT) announced that they have agreed to work towards the market introduction of mini-commercial van electric vehicles (BEVs) in FY2023 to achieve carbon neutrality.