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China-based EV startup U Power in framework agreement with Quantum Solutions in Japan

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China-based EV startup U Power Limited entered into a framework strategic cooperation agreement with Quantum Solutions Co., Ltd., the first and only independent Japanese electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, to develop business initiatives relating to marketing, research and development of new energy vehicles, financial technologies, battery banks, EV charging and battery-swapping operations and services in Japan.

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2025 VW ID.Buzz electric van gets 3 rows, AWD in US version

Green Car Reports

Volkswagen has provided a first look at the long-awaited U.S.-bound ID.Buzz electric van—finally, in the form Americans will be able to buy. What have we been waiting for? U.S. versions of the 2025 Volkswagen ID.Buzz, VW says, will be made in the same Hanover, Germany, factory but they’ll have a third row of seats. They’ll be.

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EV startup AEHRA partners with Miba Battery Systems

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Italy-based startup AEHRA, an aspiring global ultra-premium EV brand, is partnering with Austria-based battery supplier Miba Battery Systems to develop bespoke battery solutions for the AEHRA SUV and Sedan models that will be specifically tailored for integration with AEHRA’s vehicle architecture and body structure to optimize range, efficiency and weight saving.

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Fisker Ocean EV hits 360-mile EPA range, US deliveries start June 19

Green Car Reports

Fisker on Thursday confirmed a 360-mile EPA-rated range for its Ocean electric SUV, and said it plans to start U.S. deliveries the week of June 19. The range figure is better than the 350 miles that Fisker estimated at the introduction of the Ocean, in November 2021. It applies to the Ocean Extreme model, which uses a 113-kwh battery pack, with.

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How serious is Norway about climate change? So much that its streetlights self-dim

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Fisker Ocean Extreme achieves EPA range of 360 miles; longest of any new electric SUV under $200k

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Fisker announced that as of 31 May, the all-electric Fisker Ocean Extreme (starting price $68,999) has an Environmental Protection Agency-estimated total range of 360 miles on standard 20" wheels and tires, exceeding Fisker’s previous estimates. The EPA values confirm that the Fisker Ocean Extreme, including the limited edition Fisker Ocean One, has the longest range of any new electric SUV under $200,000 sold in the United States today.

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A “Tesla standard:” NHTSA proposes Automatic Emergency Braking mandate for new vehicles

Teslarati

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has proposed new safety standards that would require automatic emergency braking (AEB) and pedestrian AEB systems on all new vehicles, regardless of powertrain. Such features have been standard in vehicles like Teslas, and they have contributed to the stellar safety ratings of cars like the Model 3 and Model Y.

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MIT Multi-Robot Mapping Sets New “Gold Standard”

Cars That Think

This article is part of our exclusive IEEE Journal Watch series in partnership with IEEE Xplore. Does your robot know where it is right now? Does it? Are you sure ? And what about all of its robot friends, do they know where they are too? This is important. So important, in fact, that some would say that multi-robot simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) is a crucial capability to obtain timely situational awareness over large areas.

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Ford Next launches flexible lease pilot with Uber for rideshare drivers going electric

Green Car Congress

Ford Next is collaborating with Uber to deliver a new lease option for rideshare drivers going electric. Called Ford Drive, the pilot program offers flexible access to Ford Mustang Mach-E models and has launched in San Diego, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. A flexible lease allows rideshare drivers to select their Mustang Mach-E for between one- and four-month increments, depending on the location.

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Tesla surprises by gaining full $7,500 tax credit on cheapest Model 3, now starts at $30,000

Electrek

Tesla surprises the market by confirming that buyers of its cheapest Model 3 now have access to the full $7,500 federal tax credit for electric vehicles instead of the previous $3,750. It’s unclear how they achieved that, but it does bring the price of the Model 3 down to ~$30,000 for those who can take advantage of the tax credit. more… The post Tesla surprises by gaining full $7,500 tax credit on cheapest Model 3, now starts at $30,000 appeared first on Electrek.

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European Lithium signs binding term sheet with Obeikan for hydroxide plant in Saudi Arabia

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Australia-based European Lithium Limited signed a binding term sheet for the joint development and operation of a lithium hydroxide processing plant in Saudi Arabia with Obeikan Group to convert lithium concentrate into lithium hydroxide. Tony Sage, Chairman of European Lithium, said the new facility, once operational, was expected to significantly reduce energy costs and deliver savings in Opex, in addition to lower Capex, for operations at the company’s Wolfsberg Lithium Project.

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Faurecia and Accenture partner on products and services for connected and autonomous vehicles

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Jaguar recalls all I-Pace EVs over battery fire risk, a year after we warned them about it

Electrek

Jaguar announced that it is recalling all I-Pace electric vehicles in the US over a battery fire risk. The recall comes a year after we warned Jaguar about the issue. more… The post Jaguar recalls all I-Pace EVs over battery fire risk, a year after we warned them about it appeared first on Electrek.

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Heliostat Consortium announces 7 projects to receive combined $3.5M in funding; DOE launches Heliostat Prize

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Sandia National Laboratories, co-leads of the Heliostat Consortium , announced seven awardees from a request for proposals (RFP) aimed at achieving DOE’s goals for heliostat cost reduction, sustained multifaceted innovation, and improved solar field performance. Heliostats are mirrors that track the sun in order to reflect highly concentrated sunlight to a receiver, where it can be stored as heat for long-durat

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Elon Musk commends ‘best quality’ Tesla EVs in Shanghai

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Elon Musk has commended the quality of the Tesla electric vehicles built at Gigafactory Shanghai in China, recognizing them as “one of the best quality cars in the world.” Musk wrapped up his first visit to China in three years by returning back to the U.S. earlier this week. The trip included meetings with Chinese officials and a visit to Gigafactory Shanghai, Tesla’s Chinese manufacturing plant.

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CEC awards ZEV Station $4M for multi-modal medium/heavy-duty hydrogen fueling station

Green Car Congress

ZEV Stations, a B-Corporation with a novel approach to bring high-throughput hydrogen fueling and electric charging at the same location, received a Notice of Proposed Award (NOPA) for a $4-million funding grant by the California Energy Commission (CEC) to design, build and test a first-of-its-kind multimodal medium- and heavy-duty hydrogen station under the GFO-22-502 – “Innovative Hydrogen Refueling Solutions for Heavy Transport” Solicitation.

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ExxonMobil announces 6th oil discovery offshore Guyana with Ranger-1; Guyana may move from non-producer to regional powerhouse

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VW ID.Buzz US details, Fisker Ocean EPA range, Mach-E weekly lease: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

The Fisker Ocean EV hits a 360-mile range. Ford is leasing its Mach-E by the week for Uber use. And the electric VW Bus bows in American form. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Volkswagen’s electric Bus has been a long time coming, and it’s at last provided a look at the 2025 VW ID.Buzz Americans will be able to buy, in its.

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The Official Volkswagen ID. Buzz For North America Reveal!

CleanTechnica EVs

The Volkswagen ID. Buzz -- a battery electric version of the iconic and much loved VW Microbus -- has been in the works since George W. Bush was in office. Or was it George H.W. Bush? Anyway, it has been a long time coming. Rumors, speculation, and guesses about the ID.

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Volta Trucks chooses Petit Forestier for refrigerated customer rental solutions

Electric Cars Report

The all-electric commercial vehicle manufacturer and services provider Volta Trucks has announced a further partnership with Petit Forestier as an extension to its previously announced purchase and supply agreement, providing refrigerated rental and leasing truck solutions across Europe and the UK. The new agreement will see Petit Forestier become the rental and leasing partner for […] The post Volta Trucks chooses Petit Forestier for refrigerated customer rental solutions appeared first o

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Maggie The Electric VW Camper — What Makes Her Tick

CleanTechnica EVs

Remember the awesome electric VW camper from eDub services I wrote about a while back? What actually makes her tick, or tock, or whizz, or buzz? Well, what she certainly doesn’t do is chug, or splurt, or cough and splutter. Maggie is 100% electric, and has left the old world she was born into.

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Revel expands NYC rideshare fleet with new EV, joining Tesla Model Y and 3

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Revel is expanding its rideshare fleet in New York City with the addition of a new electric vehicle model: the Kia Niro. Revel plans to add nearly 50 units of the Niro to its fleet of more than 230 Tesla Model Y and Model 3 vehicles, giving rides to New Yorkers in all five boroughs, parts of northern New Jersey, and all three major New York City Airports.

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Will Tesla’s Cybertruck Be As Popular As The Model Y?

CleanTechnica EVs

Production of the Tesla Cybertruck is on its way, and with the Model Y surpassing an important sales milestone in the first quarter, becoming the best selling car in the world, some wonder if the futuristic truck could reach similar highs.

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EcoFlow just launched plug-and-play solar + storage for apartments

Electrek

If you live in an apartment with a balcony and want a plug-and-play solar and battery storage system, EcoFlow may have just the solution. more… The post EcoFlow just launched plug-and-play solar + storage for apartments appeared first on Electrek.

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First Look: 2025 Volkswagen ID. Buzz Three-Row For America

The Truth About Cars

Quick, better run out and buy that Type 2 lover in your life some flowers or, ahem, some other plant life. Today, June 2nd, is International Volkswagen Bus Day, according to the National Day Calendar people. Raise a bong in celebration. VW chose to celebrate by unveiling the three-row version of their all-electric Volkswagen ID. Buzz today in Huntington Beach, California, surrounded by a beachful of classic Microbus brethren.

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Norway Still Addicted To Tesla

CleanTechnica EVs

Growth continued for the Norwegian plugin EV market in May 2023, as combined plugin share hit almost 90%, up from 85% a year ago. Full electrics alone took almost 81% share, grabbing 7.5% more of the remaining market than last year. The overall auto market saw volumes of 13.

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Tesla changes Model Y Long Range in Canada to a Chinese import

Electrek

Tesla has updated its Model Y Long Range in Canada to a Chinese import. It, unfortunately, comes with less range and the same price. more… The post Tesla changes Model Y Long Range in Canada to a Chinese import appeared first on Electrek.

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2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Named IIHS Top Safety Pick

Electric Cars Report

The all-new 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid has been named a TOP SAFETY PICK (TSP) by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) announced on Thursday. The award applies to vehicles built after May 2023. IIHS is an independent, nonprofit organization that researches, performs evaluations, and assesses safety ratings in crashworthiness and crash-avoidance […] The post 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Named IIHS Top Safety Pick

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U.S. Fisker Ocean Deliveries to Start Soon

The Truth About Cars

Upstart automakers don’t always have the smoothest path to success, but a few make it through the daunting pre-release vehicle development period and beat the odds. Rivian did it, and now it’s Fisker’s turn. The automaker, helmed by famed auto designer Henrik Fisker, will ship its first EV starting June 19. Fisker also announced an EPA range estimate for the Ocean EV, which will deliver up to 360 miles on a charge.

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Fisker Ocean Volume Deliveries To Start on June 19

Electric Cars Report

Fisker Inc. announced that it will commence volume deliveries to US customers the week of June 19. As of May 31, the all-electric Fisker Ocean Extreme has an Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) estimated total range of 360 miles on standard 20-inch wheels and tires, exceeding Fisker’s previous estimates. The Fisker Ocean Extreme has also received […] The post Fisker Ocean Volume Deliveries To Start on June 19 appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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Long-Duration Energy Storage Is Key To Cleaning Up The Power Grid

CleanTechnica EVs

When reading about energy storage you may come across terms like long-term storage, seasonal storage, diurnal storage, or long-duration storage. Long-term storage can include seasonal energy storage, which can shift delivery of power to a different time of year. Diurnal storage can shift power delivery over a few days.

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Volkswagen debuts three-row ID. Buzz in Huntington Beach

Electric Cars Report

Volkswagen unveiled the three-row ID. Buzz in Huntington Beach, California today. Paying homage to the iconic Volkswagen Microbus, the three-row ID. Buzz has been tailored specifically for North America. It offers a longer wheelbase than the two-row European vehicle that debuted in 2022, plus a bigger battery and more horsepower. Retro design cues—like the oversized […] The post Volkswagen debuts three-row ID.

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Small Glimmers Of Hope As Climate Changes Exacerbate Violence

CleanTechnica EVs

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has established a causal link between climate change and the rise in armed conflicts in sub-Saharan African countries: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Somalia, and Sudan. This region has become the global epicenter of violent extremist activity. That and other stories from Afrik21 are below.

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GM and POSCO Future M to Expand EV Battery Supply Chain in North America with New Integrated CAM and Precursor Processing Complex

Electric Cars Report

General Motors and POSCO Future M announced the second phase of their Ultium CAM joint venture, an investment projected to exceed $1 billion to increase production capacity of CAM in North America and integrate precursor materials production. pCAM is a specifically engineered combination of processed raw materials necessary to produce CAM, a key battery material […] The post GM and POSCO Future M to Expand EV Battery Supply Chain in North America with New Integrated CAM and Precursor Proce

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VW reveals three-row ID. Buzz for North America, sales start 2024

Electrek

VW has revealed the much-anticipated North American version of its ID. Buzz electric microbus, with an extra row of seats and starting deliveries next year. more… The post VW reveals three-row ID. Buzz for North America, sales start 2024 appeared first on Electrek.

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Ford Launches Flexible Mustang Mach-E Lease Program With Uber

Electric Cars Report

Ford Next is collaborating with Uber to deliver a new lease option for rideshare drivers going electric. Called Ford Drive, the pilot program offers flexible access to Ford Mustang Mach-E models and has launched in San Diego, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. A flexible lease allows rideshare drivers to select their Mustang Mach-E for between […] The post Ford Launches Flexible Mustang Mach-E Lease Program With Uber appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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2023 GM EVs will arrive with five active safety features as standard

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General Motors will include as standard five active safety features in all of its MY2023 EVs. This encompasses every new EV launching this year, including the family-oriented Chevrolet Blazer EV and Equinox EV. These include Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, and IntelliBeam auto high-beam control.

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