Sat.Mar 05, 2022

Austrian bus company signs framework agreement for up to 106 Solaris battery-electric and hydrogen buses

Green Car Congress

Austrian bus company Österreichische Postbus AG (ÖBB Postbus) has signed another framework agreement with Solaris for the delivery of up to 106 battery-electric and hydrogen buses that would be deployed throughout Austria. The models offered include Urbino 9 LE electric and Urbino 12 hydrogen buses.

Indian Motorcycle and Super73 release a fast e-bike that won’t need a motorcycle license

Electrek

Iconic motorcycle company Indian has teamed up with the equally iconic electric bike manufacturer Super73 to leverage the branding of the former with the high power e-bikes of the latter. The result? An Indian-themed e-bike known as the eFTR Hooligan 1.2. No motorcycle license necessary. more….

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Ford, U Mich study finds greater greenhouse gas reductions for pickup truck electrification than for other light-duty vehicles

Green Car Congress

Researchers at the University of Michigan and Ford Motor Company have conducted a cradle-to-grave life cycle GHG assessment of model year 2020 ICEV, HEV, and BEV sedans, sports utility vehicles (SUVs), and pickup trucks in the United States.

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Safest EVs, Rivian price hike, Sony and Honda, Panasonic 4680, Ford Model E: The Week in Reverse

Green Car Reports

Which automaker confirmed a future electric pickup this week? Which brand teased what might be the best alternative to a new Tesla Roadster? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending March 4, 2022.

Volvo Cars introduces new single-motor C40 Recharge variant

Green Car Congress

Volvo Cars is introducing a range of updates to its entire car line-up, the most prominent of which is an exterior refresh of its fully electric XC40 Recharge. The company also unveiled a single electric motor variant of the pure electric C40 Recharge. C40 Recharge.

Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicle of the Week: A tiger bus perfect for the Tiger King

Electrek

There’s no shortage of weird, funky or wild electric vehicles on the Chinese shopping platform Alibaba. I’ve found some real doozies for past entries in this weekly column. But this week’s feature of an electric bus is particularly far flung.

Volkswagen Board approves new €2B manufacturing site in Wolfsburg-Warmenau for Trinity

Green Car Congress

The Volkswagen Group’s Supervisory Board has approved a new manufacturing facility for the Trinity electric model. Earlier post.) The new plant is to be built close to the main plant in Wolfsburg, with investment totaling some €2 billion. The new Trinity factory is a key component of the largest modernization program in the history of Volkswagen’s main location.

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Elon Musk says ‘extraordinary times’ call for U.S. need to increase oil and gas production

Teslarati

Elon Musk said the United States needs to increase oil and gas output immediately to decrease dependence on Russian supply. Despite the negative effect the move would have on Tesla, Musk says sustainable energy “cannot react instantaneously to make up for Russian oil & gas exports.”

Quick Charge Podcast: March 5, 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: March 5, 2022 appeared first on Electrek.

Here’s (probably) why Tesla Giga Fest at Giga Texas was moved to April 7th

Teslarati

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Tweeted on February 18 that the company’s second “Giga Fest” event would be held at Gigafactory Texas on April 1. In less than four hours, the calendar had flipped to the 19th, at least in my time zone, and Musk pushed the event back six days to April 7.

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Changes Coming to CHEAPR?

EV Club of CT

Help Needed to Remedy Persistently Low Rebate Levels As can be seen in the chart at the top, the rebate count for January was exceedingly low with only 40 rebates, just over half of the. Read more.

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Hyundai Announce Integrated Modular Architecture (IMA)

InsideEVs

The first models based on the IMA are expected to arrive in 2025

Is It Okay To Charge Your Tesla With An Extension Cord?

CleanTechnica

This is going to be an ordinary, everyday article about mundane things. Nothing exciting to see here. However, it will be practical. A question you may have heard or asked yourself from time to time: “Can I charge my Tesla from a power point using an extension cord?”

Kia Plans To Expand GT Lineup To All BEV Models

InsideEVs

The Kia EV6 GT is coming first

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60,000 Drivers Now Have Tesla Full Self Driving (FSD) — What It Is & How To Get It (Part 1)

CleanTechnica

Automobile autonomy is one of the hottest technology topics ever. Let’s consider this ideal while taking a look at Tesla’s Full Self Driving (Beta) package.

Kia Will Enter Electric Pickup Truck Segment

InsideEVs

The company announced the date and two models

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Electric Car FAQs: Can I Charge My EV in The Rain?

CleanTechnica

Electric cars are just like gas cars — until they’re not. In this FAQ series, we’ll explore that 1% of the time that EVs are just different enough to require some explanations. Cars Clean Transport Electric Car FAQs Electric Cars electric cars EV charging Tesla Supercharger

The World’s Top Selling Electric Vehicles — January 2022

CleanTechnica

World EV sales continue to grow fast around the world. January kept the trend going, or even increased it. Tesla Model Y New #1 in Hot Market Registrations were up 87% year over year (YoY) in January, to over 603,000 units.

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Hyundai, Kia Reveal Electric Car Roadmap. Is Level 3 Driving Part Of The Plan?

CleanTechnica

Hyundai and Kia are raising their electric car game. Autonomous Vehicles Cars Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Hyundai Kia

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Panasonic Planning Mega Gigafactory In US

CleanTechnica

There's a rumor Panasonic will build a large new battery factory somewhere in the US. Batteries Cars Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Energy Storage battery factories Gigafactory panasonic

UK Plugin EV Share Doubles To 26% As Tesla Model Y Debuts

CleanTechnica

The UK, Europe’s second largest plugin market, saw electric vehicle share almost double year on year to 25.6% in February. Full electrics alone took 17.7% share. Overall auto volume was down some 28% over seasonal norms, to 58,994 units.