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GlobalData: Global automakers earmark nearly US$600B for EVs over next decade

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Aggressive emission and carbon neutrality targets set by regulators worldwide entails a faster transition from traditional automakers to next-gen electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers.

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Tesla sets another record quarter with 310,048 vehicle deliveries in Q1 2022


Tesla, Inc. announced this morning that it delivered 310,048 vehicles during 2022’s first quarter, marking yet another record for deliveries in a three-month span.

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17 Solaris e-buses to join public transport fleet in Grudzi?dz, Poland; 25% of fleet electric

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Transit operator Miejski Zak?ad ad Komunikacji in Grudzi?dz, dz, Poland signed a contract for the delivery of 17 Solaris electric buses. The contract covers not only the delivery of the vehicles, but also of the charging devices, including pantograph chargers.

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Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicle of the Week: $3,000 electric pickup truck with bed cap


It’s no secret that I love me a fun little electric pickup truck from China. Yes, I’m that guy that floated one over from half way around the world to use as a farm truck in the US. But just like my four year old nephew after a run through a candy store, time does not stand still.

Benchmark Gigafactories Europe paints grim raw material supply picture; “Auto OEMs will need to become miners”

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Benchmark Mineral Intelligence held its inaugural Battery Megafactories Europe 2022 event in Berlin; the event zeroed in on a number of pertinent points for the continent’s EV and battery supply chain. Key takeaways from the Berlin event include: Raw materials enter the realm of impossible.

Tesla beats all-time delivery record with 310,000 EVs despite difficult quarter


Tesla released its Q1 2022 delivery and production results today and confirmed just over 310,000 deliveries, which is a new all-time delivery record despite a difficult quarter for several reasons. more….

Mercedes-Benz all-electric AMG EQS sedan starts at $147,500 in the US

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The new Mercedes-AMG EQS is the first battery-electric AMG production model based on the Mercedes-EQ architecture. Earlier post.)

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Bosch and Mitsubishi team up with Blue Park Smart Energy to develop business models for battery swapping; pilot in China

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Bosch and the Mitsubishi Corporation, with Blue Park Smart Energy (BPSE), are partnering to create Battery as a Service (BaaS) innovations. The main idea here is that fleet operators will no longer have to purchase the batteries; they will simply pay to use them. This reduces not only the initial investment outlay but also operating costs, as electric vehicles can be operated more economically. A pilot project in China is now working on business models for efficient battery swaps.

KYMCO’s Ionex swappable EV batteries to share power between electric motorcycles and streetlights


KYMCO Chairman Allan Ko recently shared new plans from the company’s electric vehicle developments, including the debut of the KYMCO Ionex Smart Streetlights system.

NHTSA finalizes CAFE standards for Model Year 2024-2026; fleet average of 49 mpg by 2026

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The US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has finalized new Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards for MY 2024-2026. The new standards require an industry-wide fleet average of approximately 49 mpg for passenger cars and light trucks in model year 2026. Estimated Average of CAFE Levels (mpg) Required Under Final Rule. Fleet. Passenger Cars. Light Trucks. Overall Fleet.

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Quick Charge Podcast: April 2, 2022


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. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday.

Creating the Commodore 64: The Engineers’ Story

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In January 1981, a handful of semiconductor engineers at MOS Technology in West Chester, Pa., a subsidiary of Commodore International Ltd. began designing a graphics chip and a sound chip to sell to whoever wanted to make “the world’s best video game.”

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Smart Announces Date Of Smart #1 Electric Compact SUV Premiere


It's the inaugural product of the new joint venture between Mercedes-Benz and Geely Automobile

Feb CHEAPR Roundup

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Low Rebate Levels Continue There were 50 total rebates awarded in February 2022. January was restated from 40 to 52. There were no LMI (income limited) rebates as far as we can discern. These rebates. Read more. Blog Data Electric Vehicles CHEAPR Rebates Feb 2022

Waymo Demonstrates Autonomous Driving Tech In San Francisco


This is the first completely driverless ride that a Waymo taxi has taken in the city

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More Drive Electric Earth Day events than ever before; EVA chapters get funding. Drive Electric Earth Day kickoff video. It’s looking like a very successful Drive Electric Earth Day (DEED) is on the horizon, with a record 180 events taking place throughout April.

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US: GM Plug-In Vehicle Sales Disappoint In Q1 2022


The numbers show signs of rebound from Q4 2021, but the volume remains very low

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Testing EV power for homes

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Next-gen GM and PG&E BY RON FREUND, Member, Electric Auto Association of silicon valley.

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GMC Hummer EV Review: Better Than A Rivian R1T?


Does the 1,000 hp Hummer EV have what it takes to outclass the R1T

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Mitsubishi Minicab MiEV Is A Great Tiny Van


You know you’ve got a winner when even the tradies (tradespeople) are curious! Travelling down Coronation Drive in Brisbane, Chris and Sarah Jensen stopped at consecutive traffic lights in which they had impromptu conversations with a tradie.

Tesla Delivers Record-Shattering 310,048 Cars In Q1 2022


The numbers are in and deliveries again exceeded expectations

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Checklist For Your First Tesla Model 3 Cross-Country Road Trip


Below is a list of what not to forget when you make your first long road trip in your Tesla car. Note: many of the suggestions would apply for any EV road trip and some suggestions would apply for any vehicle at all. The Tesla-to-J1772 adapter: If you use one all the time in your […].

New Sulfur Battery Promises 300% More EV Range


3x the range at a fraction of the cost? It could be closer than you think! Batteries Cars Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Energy Storage EV batteries sulfur

Tesla Delivered Over 300,000 EVs In Q1 2022


In Q1 2022, Tesla once again proved its naysayers and critics wrong. Tesla announced earlier today that it produced over 305,000 vehicles and delivered over 310,000 in the first quarter of 2022 while facing the challenges of the ongoing supply chain hurdles and factory shutdowns.

Norway At New Record High 92% Plugin EV Share In March


Norway, the leading nation for EV adoption, saw plugin autos take a market share of 91.94% in March, with 86.1% being full battery electrics. Overall auto market volume was 16,238 units, some 6% up year-on-year. Tesla’s Model Y took the top spot in March.

Buzz Solutions Takes Out 50% Of Grid Inspection Image Effort & Duration


The data volumes are staggering, the need to inspect them is increasing significantly, and there aren't enough people to do the work. Enter Buzz Solutions. They save 50% of image assessment time today, and are trending to 80% of effort savings.