Sat.Jun 04, 2022

Audi switching from truck to rail for battery delivery

Green Car Congress

Components for the production of batteries at Audi’s Brussels plant will no longer be delivered by truck from Hungary, but by rail with DB Cargo. The move will significantly reduce Audi’s carbon emissions and also save money.

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Corolla Cross Hybrid, Lexus RX plug-in, Chevy Bolt EV price cut, EV price war: The Week in Reverse

Green Car Reports

Will more ethanol help ease gas prices? Which brand will apply the name Electra to upcoming EVs? This is our look back to the future, with the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending June 3, 2022.

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LG Chem and KEMCO establish recycling and NCMA precursors JV

Green Car Congress

LG Chem will establish a recycling and precursor joint venture with KEMCO, a subsidiary of Korea Zinc Co., Ltd., to strengthen its battery material value chain. Precursors in this application context are raw material for cathodes manufactured by combining nickel, cobalt, manganese, aluminum, etc.; prescursors account for approximately 70% of cathode material costs.

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Tesla’s remote work policy has Amazon attempting to poach unhappy employees

Teslarati

Tesla’s new policy on remote work, which essentially eliminates the possibility of employees working from home, has e-commerce giant Amazon attempting to poach employees who are unhappy with Elon Musk’s new demands.

EPA announces final RFS volumes for 2021 and 2022

Green Car Congress

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took action on Friday pursuant to a consent decree agreement that requires EPA to finalize RFS volumes for 2021 and 2022 no later than 3 June 2022 (Friday). In the final volumes, EPA adjusted the final biofuel volumes for 2021 to reflect updated data on actual 2021 ethanol use that has become available since the proposal was issued. Final Volume Requirements for 2020-2022 (billion gallons).

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Awesomely Weird Alibaba EV of the Week: Chinese electric car without a rear end

Electrek

When it comes to electric cars on China’s largest online shopping site Alibaba, you can find just about anything. And that variety has kept me in business, so to speak, by finding the weirdest and most fun ones out there for my weekly Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicle of the Week column.

LG Chem and Huayou Cobalt establishing JV to produce cathode material; 60,000 tons per year from Gumi plant

Green Car Congress

LG Chem is forming a cathode material production joint venture with Tianjin B&M Science and Technology (B&M), a subsidiary of China’s Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt (Huayou Cobalt) that specializes in cathode materials. The establishment of the joint venture further cements our vertical integration system with key raw materials to produce affordable, high quality cathode materials. We will continue to strengthen our efforts to supply best-in-class battery materials to our customers.

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USDA providing $700M to provide economic relief to more than 100 biofuel producers and 195 facilities

Green Car Congress

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has provided $700 million to help lower costs and support biofuel producers who faced unexpected market losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds are being made available through the Biofuel Producer Program, which was created as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The investments include more than $486 million for 62 producers located in socially vulnerable communities.

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Quick Charge Podcast: June 4, 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: June 4, 2022 appeared first on Electrek.

Xerox Parc’s Engineers on How They Invented the Future—and How Xerox Lost It

Cars That Think

In late 1969, C. Peter McColough, chairman of Xerox Corp., told the New York Society of Security Analysts that Xerox was determined to develop “the architecture of information” to solve the problems that had been created by the “knowledge explosion.”

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$24,000 Space Camper For Tesla Cybertruck Is Clever And Stylish

InsideEVs

This is another cool camper addition for the Cybertruck that actually makes the truck look more normal

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News: 2023 Chevrolet Bolt EV/EUV Get Big Price Drop

Clean Fleet Report

Significant Price Reduction Repositions Entry-Level EV. Chevrolet announced this week that its 2023 Bolt EV and Bolt EUV are going to get major drops in price.

Production Polestar 5 Patent Drawing Shows A Toned Down Precept

InsideEVs

The Polestar 5 will enter production in 2024 and serve as the brand’s flagship offering

Electric Cycle Under 10,000 INR ?

Electric Vehicless

Kia EV6: Honest Opinion After Several Thousand Miles Of Ownership

InsideEVs

EV6 Owner Emad outlines all the pros and cons of his first electric car

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UK’s most picturesque charging locations revealed demonstrating the booming public chargepoint network

Go Ultra Low Blog

June 26 2019, London – As a result of continued Government funding and investment from the private sector, the UK has seen a significant expansion in electric vehicle charging infrastructure in recent years. The total number of chargepoint connectors currently stands at close to 24,000 1 , at over 8,600 locations, a rise of more than 140% within the last five years. As a result, there are now more places to charge your EV when out and about than petrol stations.

UK: Electric Car Fast Charging Costs Rise By 21 Percent In Eight Months

InsideEVs

But charging is still cheaper than filling up with petrol or diesel

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Volkswagen and Mahindra & Mahindra Strikes Partnership to Capture The Indian EV Market

Get Electric Vehicle

Volkswagen and Mahindra & Mahindra have revealed that VW’s MEB electric components would be used in Mahindra’s “Born Electric Platform.” ” On May 18th, the companies inked a collaboration deal that the two companies will now assess the scope of their partnership. The companies’ shared goal for the collaboration is to grow the electric car market and accelerate the electrification of the Indian automotive sector. Assessing The Scope.

Fiat Set To Drop All Non-Electrified Models In The UK

InsideEVs

The automaker will stop selling ICE-only vehicles in the UK from July onwards

Electric cars, on the road to normal

Go Ultra Low Blog

Today is an exciting day for the Go Ultra Low campaign, not only are we publishing new research, we’re announcing a new celebrity ambassador, launching our brand new ad campaign, and welcoming a host of new members. Electric cars are nothing new. In fact, they’ve been around for over 100 years. However, it’s only in the last 10 years they’ve become a more regular sight on our roads. But when will they become the norm?

Elon Musk’s ‘super bad feeling’ about the economy provokes strange reaction from Joe Biden

Teslarati

Tesla CEO Elon Musk sent an email to company executives earlier this week explaining his reasons for a cutback on salaried positions, which was based on a “super bad feeling” about the United States economy.

Green Number Plates are GO in the UK

Go Ultra Low Blog

Today marks the arrival of green number plates in the UK.

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Top 20 Electric Cars In The World — April 2022 (Charts)

CleanTechnica

Global plugin vehicle registrations were up 38% in April 2022 compared to April 2021.

EV Market Report Summary: Q1 2020

Go Ultra Low Blog

The coronavirus pandemic has thrown many aspects of our daily lives into turmoil. Restrictions aimed at combating the spread of the virus were introduced in mid-March, including a ban on all non-essential travel, so there hasn’t been much scope for using the car.

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Early Days Of Tesla — Elon Musk Interview With Tesla Owners Of Silicon Valley

CleanTechnica

There’s a new interview with Tesla CEO Elon Musk out. Leaders from the Tesla Owners of Silicon Valley were invited to interview Elon Musk, and the first part of the interview is now available.

One every nine minutes – 60,000 electric cars registered in 2018 marking 7th consecutive year of growth

Go Ultra Low Blog

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France EV Share Grows In May, Fiat 500 Leads

CleanTechnica

France, Europe’s second largest auto market, saw plugin electric vehicles take 20.9% share in April, from 17.3% year-on-year. Full battery electrics grew their share by almost 1.5x YoY, to 12%. Overall auto volumes were down 10% YoY, and down by around a third from May 2019, at 126,811 units.

One every nine minutes – 60,000 electric cars registered in 2018 marking 7th consecutive year of growth

Go Ultra Low Blog

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Li-Cycle & Glencore Announce Partnership, Glencore Invests $200M In Li-Cycle

CleanTechnica

Li-Cycle and Glencore have announced a strategic partnership that will provide customers with an integrated approach for both primary and recycled metal needs. As part of this partnership. This is in addition to another partnership announced earlier in May.

Can the Coronavirus crisis be an opportunity for change? Can we create a greener economy?

Go Ultra Low Blog

On Saturday 12 December, the UK and UN will host the Climate Ambition Summit to encourage world leaders to come together to urgently tackle climate change. We caught up with our partners at ZipCar to find out why they think car sharing can help create a greener future and tackle climate change…. An unintended consequence of lockdown in March was the dramatic improvements in air quality, with emissions on some of the capital’s busiest roads and junctions falling by over 50%.

EPA’s Proposed Truck Rule Delays Justice for Freight-Impacted Communities

CleanTechnica

Originally published by Union of Concerned Scientists, The Equation. By Dave Cooke It has been over twenty years since smog-forming and particulate pollution standards for heavy-duty trucks were strengthened. In the absence of federal action, states have moved forward to reduce pollution from trucks.

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UK commits to ending the sale of new petrol and diesel-powered cars by 2030

Go Ultra Low Blog

The direction of travel is set. The UK Government has confirmed the end of sale of new petrol and diesel-powered cars and vans will be brought forward to 2030 – 10 years earlier than planned – while plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) will remain on sale until 2035. The announcement forms part of an ambitious 10-point plan that aims to create a green industrial revolution.

Winner announced of national competition to promote zero emission transport

Go Ultra Low Blog

The holly and the EV… why I’m dreaming of a greener Christmas – Ben Fogle

Go Ultra Low Blog

Christmas is one of my favourite times of the year, a time for family, friends and reflection. At home we embrace the shorter days with wintery walks and mulled wine (for the grown-ups of course). I’m sure I’m not alone in taking time to reflect over the festive season too. I enjoy making a note of the positive moments from the past year and what I might do differently in the New Year.

Electric cars, on the road to normal

Go Ultra Low Blog

Today is an exciting day for the Go Ultra Low campaign, not only are we publishing new research, we’re announcing a new celebrity ambassador, launching our brand new ad campaign, and welcoming a host of new members. Electric cars are nothing new. In fact, they’ve been around for over 100 years. However, it’s only in the last 10 years they’ve become a more regular sight on our roads. But when will they become the norm?

UK’s most picturesque charging locations revealed demonstrating the booming public chargepoint network

Go Ultra Low Blog

June 26 2019, London – As a result of continued Government funding and investment from the private sector, the UK has seen a significant expansion in electric vehicle charging infrastructure in recent years. The total number of chargepoint connectors currently stands at close to 24,000 1 , at over 8,600 locations, a rise of more than 140% within the last five years. As a result, there are now more places to charge your EV when out and about than petrol stations.

The future of electric vehicles: Industry leaders and Government come together to share their insights at the Hay Festival

Go Ultra Low Blog

Go Ultra Low will return to the Hay Festival this year to host a panel on the future of electric vehicles. Following a successful inaugural event at 2018’s festival, Broadcaster and author Kate Humble will chair this year’s panel, bringing together influential speakers from the Government and the automotive and energy sectors to discuss their perspectives on the transition to electric vehicles, against a backdrop of ambitious government targets.