Mon.Dec 05, 2022

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Ford investing £150M in Halewood plant to scale up EV portfolio

Green Car Congress

Building on its commitment to grow an all-electric vehicle range, Ford has invested a further £125 million in its Halewood Plant, on Merseyside in the UK—increasing capacity by 70%—plus £24 million in the supporting E:PRiME product development center.

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Hyundai N performance EV brand teases hydrogen fuel cell tech

Green Car Reports

Hyundai's N performance division is preparing to launch its first battery electric cars, but it's considering performance fuel cell vehicles as well.

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Cepsa to invest €3B in Andalusia to build the largest green hydrogen hub in Europe; additional €2B for renewable power

Green Car Congress

Cepsa—the Spain-based multinational oil and gas company—will invest more than €3 billion to establish the Andalusian Green Hydrogen Valley, creating the largest green hydrogen hub in Europe in southern Spain.

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AAA mobile charging, DHL E-Transits, Hyundai N fuel cell tech: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Ford delivers E-Transit electric vens and software to DHL. Hyundai hints that it might put hydrogen fuel cell tech in a performance car. And AAA embraces mobile charging. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. AAA has launched a new mobile EV charging pilot program that will cover 14 U.S.

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Constellium to lead £10M CirConAl project to develop lower carbon, lower cost recycled aluminum alloys with automakers and suppliers

Green Car Congress

Constellium SE is leading a new consortium of automakers and suppliers to develop lower carbon, lower cost aluminum extrusion alloys. Sponsored by a grant from the UK’s Advanced Propulsion Center (APC), the £10-million (US$12.3-million) CirConAl (Circular and Constant aluminum) project aims to maximize the use of post-consumer scrap in a new generation of high-strength alloys that emit less than two tons of CO 2 per ton of aluminum produced.

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DHL is getting 2,000 Ford electric vans, smarts to manage them

Green Car Reports

Ford announced Monday that its Ford Pro unit will deliver 2,000 electric delivery vans to Deutsche Post DHL Group worldwide, by the end of 2023.

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ABT e-Line bringing fuel cell van into series development

Green Car Congress

ABT e-Line GmbH, a subsidiary of the ABT Group that specializes in alternative drives, has decided to start series development of hydrogen fuel cell vans based on the reception of its demonstrator vehicles.

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Adamas Intelligence: Record EV lithium deployment in Q3 2022, consumption up 70% year-over-year

Green Car Congress

In Q3 2022, more than 77,000 tonnes of lithium carbonate equivalent (LCE) were deployed onto roads in the cells of newly-sold passenger PHEVs and BEVs globally—70% more than was deployed the same period the year prior, according to data from Adamas Intelligence.

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Tesla nearly doubles sales in Germany in November

Teslarati

Tesla was the fastest-growing non-domestic major automaker by sales in Germany during November, according to Germany’s KBA (DOT). The German KBA, a government agency that tracks vehicle registrations in the country, published its registration statistics for November today.

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HVS receives £15M award to support development of hydrogen fuel cell-powered heavy-duty truck

Green Car Congress

Glasgow-based Hydrogen Vehicle Systems (HVS) will receive a £15-million (US$17.8-million) grant from the UK Government’s Advanced Propulsion Center to support the commercialization of a hydrogen fuel cell-powered heavy-duty truck.

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Tesla discusses lithium refining facility’s water supply in Nueces

Teslarati

Tesla representatives attended a community meeting in Nueces County about its proposed lithium refining facility for battery production. The Nueces County Commissioners Court held a public meeting recently to discuss Tesla’s potential tax abatement agreement with the county.

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Canoo delivers electric Light Tactical Vehicle to Army for analysis & demonstration

Green Car Congress

Canoo delivered its new Light Tactical Vehicle (LTV) to the United States Army for Analysis & Demonstration in fulfillment of the $67,500 contract awarded in July 2022.

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Australia’s 10 best selling electric car models in November

The Driven EV News

Model Y takes the lead in Australia EV car sales, while BYD grabs second spot and Volvo shows strong growth with C40. The post Australia’s 10 best selling electric car models in November appeared first on The Driven. EV News EV Sales

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Electrified Automation awarded £6M to further development of new manufacturing process for electric motors; PIMMS

Green Car Congress

UK-based Electrified Automation has been awarded £6 million (US$7.4 million) in government funding to further develop its innovative process for manufacturing electric motors that are more cost-competitive, powerful and efficient than many of the products currently available in the marketplace. The grant was awarded through the Advanced Propulsion Center (APC) Collaborative Research and Development program, which supports the development of innovative low- and zero-carbon automotive technology.

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The US just made a big decision about Chinese solar – here’s what it means

Electrek

The US Department of Commerce (DOC) has determined that four out of eight Chinese solar companies that it’s been investigating are “attempting to bypass US duties by doing minor processing in one of the Southeast Asian countries before shipping to the United States.”

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2 million people watched the Tesla Semi Delivery event on Twitter

Teslarati

Two million people watched Tesla deliver its all-electric Class 8 Semi trucks to its first customers live on Twitter.

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Tesla (TSLA) achieves record deliveries in China, but reportedly slows down output [Updated]

Electrek

Tesla (TSLA) achieved record deliveries and exports in China in November with over 100,000 China-made vehicles in a single month. However, reports are suggesting that Tesla is now slowing down its production output at Gigafactory Shanghai due to lower demand in China.

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What is a solid-state battery?

EV Central

Simple. It’s a battery with no runny stuff inside. This tech will lead to better EV batteries, for reasons we’ll get to in a moment. Solid-state batteries being developed for automotive applications use lithium-based chemistries, just like the batteries in EVs you can buy today.

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Tesla Model 3 redesign prototypes are already being spotted

Teslarati

Tesla Model 3 prototypes equipping the potential elements of a vehicle redesign are already being spotted in California. Although the details of what Tesla could potentially update on its best-selling sedan are unknown, the first looks give plenty of ideas.

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Munro MK 1 4X4 EV to break Scotland’s 30 year production drought with its axial flux motors

Electrek

Young Scottish EV startup Munro Vehicles has officially launched its flagship model today – a massive 4×4 off-road truck called the MK 1. Its hand-built process also marks the first vehicle to be built at scale in Scotland since 1981. There are lot of new specs shared about the MK 1 below.

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Tesla analyst states Giga Shanghai production cut is “NOT” about Chinese competition

Teslarati

Tesla China is expected to cut Giga Shanghai production in December after delivering over 100k units last month. Reports state that the production cut is due to increased competition in China’s EV market. However, Tesla analyst Alexander Potter from Piper Sandler thinks otherwise.

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Tesla drivers believe they are experiencing more road rage

Electrek

Some Tesla drivers believe that they are experiencing more road rage than usual. The media tries to link it to Elon Musk’s Twitter antics, but it seems to be just good old EV haters. more…. The post Tesla drivers believe they are experiencing more road rage appeared first on Electrek.

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A brief discussion of the history of EV charging technology

Setec Powerr

Since the first appearance of the electric vehicle (EV) in the mid-19th century, humanity has not given up on the exploration of EV charging technology. Today I will take you through the process of charging technology development.

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Did Tesla reveal a smaller two-door Cybertruck?

Electrek

The Tesla blogosphere is on fire today with the idea that Tesla revealed the design of a smaller two-door Cybertruck, but I am skeptical. more…. The post Did Tesla reveal a smaller two-door Cybertruck? appeared first on Electrek.

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WM Motor plans backdoor listing in HK to solve financial woes, report says

CN EV Post

WM Motor plans a backdoor listing through a reverse takeover of Apollo Future Mobility Group, which is already listed in Hong Kong, according to local media. The post WM Motor plans backdoor listing in HK to solve financial woes, report says appeared first on CnEVPost.

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Two thirds of Ford dealers are joining the Model e program – but the other third won’t sell any EVs until 2027

Electrek

Following Ford’s National Dealer Meeting in September, every dealership (almost 3,000 total) had the option to enroll in the company’s new Model e business. The program allows Ford dealers to invest in the future and become part of the automaker’s “revolutionary” electric vehicle transformation.

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Spy video: XPeng may be building its first MPV model

CN EV Post

A spy video shows that XPeng may be testing an MPV codenamed H93, which is expected to be released in the second half of 2023. The post Spy video: XPeng may be building its first MPV model appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. XPeng MPV Spy Photos

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Rivian (RIVN) will use wind energy to power up to 75% of its Illinois factory

Electrek

Rivian (RIVN) signed a new Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) today to source 50 MW of clean electricity from Apex Clean Energy’s proposed Goose Creek Wind Farm.

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BYD Atto 3 best-selling model in Israel in Nov

CN EV Post

The BYD Atto 3 sold 2,333 units in Israel in November, making it the best-selling of all models in the country. The post BYD Atto 3 best-selling model in Israel in Nov appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. BYD BYD Atto 3

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Evolv Terra review: A fun little 31 mph full-suspension electric scooter

Electrek

I’ll just come out and say it: I love full-suspension electric scooters.

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VW to export China-made EVs to Europe

CN EV Post

VW's Spanish sports brand Cupra will produce its first electric SUV, the Tavascan, at its Anhui plant, with the model set to enter the European market in 2024. The post VW to export China-made EVs to Europe appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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Low-cost electric motorcycle maker RYVID lands $20M to manufacture in California

Electrek

There’s a growing number of affordably priced electric motorcycles hitting the US market, but many are still produced overseas.

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CAMART2: Transferring innovative technology from lab to fab

Innovation News Network

Discover the revolutionary CAMART2 project, helping to take innovative technology out of the laboratory and into the real world. The post CAMART2: Transferring innovative technology from lab to fab appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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France starts banning short-haul flights, cracks down on private jets

Electrek

France has received the green light from the European Commission to start cracking down on ultra-polluting short-haul flights within the country, starting with a ban on three popular flights from Paris-Orly Airport.

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China's Nov wholesale sales of passenger NEVs hit record 732,000, CPCA estimates show

CN EV Post

Demand in China's NEV market has held steady amid high international oil prices, the CPCA said. The post China's Nov wholesale sales of passenger NEVs hit record 732,000, CPCA estimates show appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. Industry CPCA Deliveries

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Ford breaks ground at BlueOval SK Battery Park, a key factor in achieving 2M run rate goal

Electrek

Ford is moving quickly to solidify its position in the rapidly evolving auto industry. The company announced Monday it has broken ground at its BlueOval battery plant as part of its joint venture agreement with SK Innovation.

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Tesla Shanghai plant reportedly to cut production as demand falls short of expectations

CN EV Post

The production cut at Tesla's Shanghai plant will take effect as soon as this week, a move estimated to likely reduce output by about 20 percent, according to Bloomberg. The post Tesla Shanghai plant reportedly to cut production as demand falls short of expectations appeared first on CnEVPost.