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ATC Drivetrain launches remanufacturing solutions for electric vehicles in North America and Asia

Green Car Congress

ATC Drivetrain, an independent global remanufacturer of automotive powertrain and drivetrain systems, is launching remanufacturing capabilities for electric vehicle systems at its Oklahoma City, OK facility to serve the North American automotive market and at its Zhangjiang, China facility to serve the Asian automotive market.

Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicle of the Week: $2,000 electric pickup truck

Electrek

Ever since I discovered this awesome electric pickup truck, I’ve been going nuts over the thing. And no, I’m not talking about the hot new electric Ford F-150 launch.

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Fukushima Prefecture and Toyota begin discussions aimed at building a hydrogen-based city of the future

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Fukushima Prefecture and Toyota Motor Corporation have commenced discussions with various partners over building a city for a new future that makes use of hydrogen and technologies produced in Fukushima Prefecture.

Tesla Model S Plaid, Nissan Ariya, BMW iX and i4, Toyota and EVs: The Week in Reverse

Green Car Reports

Which EVs include free fast-charging? Which big automaker sees hydrogen fuel cells and batteries together as a solution for larger trucks? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending June 4, 2021.

NHTSA estimates 38,680 traffic fatalities in 2020, up 7.2% from 2019 despite 13.2% drop in VMT

Green Car Congress

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) statistical projection of traffic fatalities for 2020 shows that an estimated 38,680 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes. This represents an estimated increase of about 7.2% as compared to the 36,096 fatalities reported in 2019.

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Despite Tesla’s strong financials, every penny still counts

Teslarati

This is a preview from our weekly newsletter. Each week I go ‘Beyond the News’ and handcraft a special edition that includes my thoughts on the biggest stories, why it matters, and how it could impact the future.

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EIA: Supply disruptions and increasing demand boosted US petroleum product imports in March

Green Car Congress

Imports of petroleum product into the United States increased in March 2021 as a result of increased demand, temporary unplanned refinery outages in the US Gulf Coast, and high US petroleum product prices compared with prices in Europe, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). According to the EIA May Petroleum Supply Monthly (PSM), which includes complete petroleum product import data through March 2021, US petroleum product imports averaged 2.5

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Minmetals reports successful test of new direct lithium extraction process

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China-based Minmetals Group subsidiary Minmetals Salt Lake announced the successful testing of an improved direct lithium extraction process. The process, developed by Xi’an Lanshen New Material Technology , uses aluminum hydroxide as an adsorbent to separate lithium from other impurities. R&D investment totalled RMB44.8 million (US$7.0 million) and a 1kt-scale pilot line started operation in April.

Toyota Will Build More EVs If It Decides There Is Demand For Them

InsideEVs

Right now, the Japanese giant is lagging behind other automakers when it comes to the number of EVs it plans to offer

Bureau Veritas grants type approval to Echandia marine LTO battery system

Green Car Congress

Echandia, a Swedish innovation company in battery and fuel-cell systems, now has its marine battery system, based on LTO technology, type-approved by Bureau Veritas. The solution has proved to meet high international performance and safety requirements, as well as meeting the customer requirements for service life and reliability, which means at least 10 years of heavy operation without interruption. The system is based on Toshiba LTO cells.

Tesla Model S Plaid Record Quarter-Mile Time Officially Confirmed

InsideEVs

Jay Leno recently announced he had done a 9.247-second quarter-mile, but Tesla now says it’s even quicker

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Four First-Time EV Owners Share Why they Made the Switch to the ID.4 EV

EV Obssesion

What makes someone choose to purchase an electric vehicle for the first time? We spoke with four new owners of the all-electric Volkswagen ID.4 about what motivated them to make the switch and embrace an electric future.

Quick Charge Podcast: June 5, 2021

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 5, 2021 appeared first on Electrek.

Technology Leader Everrati to Make Global Debut at London Concours with New 500bhp EV ‘Signature’ Wide Body Model

EV Obssesion

Analysis: Fast Charging Of The New Fiat 500 Electric

InsideEVs

It charges faster than other small electric cars

StoreDot extreme fast-charging batteries

Electric Vehicles India

StoreDot extreme fast-charging batteries charges in 5 minutes . For an electric vehicle, one of the major challenges is charging time. But a company called StoreDot from Israel successful in charging an electric scooter battery in Just 5 minutes.

Miss GoElectric On How EV Charging Works

InsideEVs

She travels to Electrify America's HQ to learn more about high-speed DC fast charging

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Road Test: 2021 Toyota Sienna Hybrid

Clean Fleet Report

All-New, All-Hybrid Family-Friendly Minivan. Story and photos by John Faulkner. Toyota long ago made a commitment to hybrids, with the Prius being the most successful result of the company’s commitment to combining electricity and gasoline.

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Store DotStoreDot extreme fast-charging batteries

Electric Vehicles India

StoreDot extreme fast-charging batteries charges in 5 minutes . For an electric vehicle, one of the major challenges is charging time. But a company called StoreDot from Israel successful in charging an electric scooter battery in Just 5 minutes.

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Bjørn Nyland Checks Out Tesla Model 3 SR+'s Range In Hot Weather

InsideEVs

Is it any better

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Leaving the bubble behind

Electric Auto Association

The Richmond, Virginia EAA chapter aims to expand their reach beyond traditional EV drivers. Drive Electric RVA participated in the recent Drive Electric Earth Day. For Charles Gerena, it’s all about relationships.

2021 Kia Niro EV Gets Few Enhancements, Same Specs

InsideEVs

The MSRP price also remains the same at $39,090

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BMW Charging & MINI Charging Launched In UK As EV Production Grows

CleanTechnica

BMW Group has just made EV charging much easier for BMW and MINI electric vehicle owners in the UK. Naturally, for many EV owners, the vast majority of charging is done at home.

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US: Every Fifth New Volvo Was A Plug-In In May 2021

InsideEVs

In California, the share is close to 50

New Video Offers In-Depth Look At Tesla Energy

CleanTechnica

Originally posted on EVANNEX. by Charles Morris There’s an intimate connection between electric vehicles and renewable energy, and that connection — both literally and symbolically — runs directly through the electrical grid.

CATL Planning 80 GWh Battery Factory Near Tesla Giga Shanghai

CleanTechnica

In its quest to be the largest battery manufacturer in the world, CATL will build an 80 GWh battery factory in Shanghai.

BYD Aims To “Revolutionize” The Electric School Bus

CleanTechnica

If you have followed the electric bus market for a day, or even an hour, you have surely run across BYD. And not only because I just wrote an article about several BYD electric bus stories a few hours ago.) Aside from selling thousands of electric buses around the world, BYD has a new bus […].

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First Ride Of The Production Arcimoto Roadster & Fun Utility Vehicle — CleanTechnica Exclusive

CleanTechnica

Guest post by: Sofiaan Fraval I haven’t piloted an internal combustion vehicle in 5 years and that includes my motorcycle, which has been parked in my garage collecting dust all that time. I used to love to ride it and regularly took it to the track for more spirited riding. I wasn’t sure if any […].

MG Is Paying People In UK To Taste The Electric Vehicle Experience

CleanTechnica

It’s been a common phrase in the electric vehicle world since as long as I’ve known about EVs — butts in seats. That’s the magic formula for selling electric vehicles and increasing adoption.

BYD Scores More Electric Bus Orders & Deliveries In Sweden & Spain

CleanTechnica

BYD keeps rolling out more and more electric buses, especially in Europe. This week, the news is that it just delivered 30 more electric buses in Spain and got an order for 79 electric buses in Sweden.

Germany – Plugin EVs About To Blast Past 25% Share Of Auto Market

CleanTechnica

Europe’s biggest auto market, Germany, saw plugin electric vehicle share hit 23.4% in May, up over 3x from 7.3% in May 2020. Summer always brings a further boost, so from now on 25% and above is inevitable.