Wed.Jan 05, 2022

Massachusetts files for immediate adoption of California Clean Trucks regulation

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On 30 December 2021, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) announced that emergency regulations were filed with the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s office for the immediate adoption California’s Advanced Clean Trucks regulation ( earlier post ), which requires an increasing percentage of ZEV truck sales starting with Model Year 2025 and ramping up through Model Year 2035, accelerating the market for medium- and heavy-duty ZEVs.

2024 Chevy Silverado EV: Electric Avalanche heir claims 400 miles, eventual $39,900 base price

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GM’s first fully electric Chevy pickup will offer an estimated 400-mile range when it’s delivered next year, with a base model arriving later at $39,900, the company confirmed with a reveal of the truck at the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on Wednesday.

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Hyundai describes Metamobility concept, introduces Mobility of Things

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Hyundai Motor used CES in Las Vegas as the platform to describe its new “Metamobility concept”, which will incorporate the use of robotics in both the real world and the metaverse to allow “unlimited freedom of mobility” unconstrained by the physical limitations of movement in time and space.

American households might use EVs as backup power with this bidirectional charger

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At the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Wallbox Industries will unveil its second-generation bidirectional home charging station for the North American market.

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Vision Marine Technologies partners with Octillion to develop proprietary high-density batteries for electric powertrain system

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Vision Marine Technologies has partnered with Octillion Power to develop a customized high voltage 35 KW high-density battery exclusively for use within the recreational boating market.

400-mile Chrysler Airflow Concept leads brand's EV strategy

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Chrysler will use the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show starting in Las Vegas later today to announce plans to launch its first electric vehicle by 2025, and eventually a full-electric lineup by as early as 2028.

JuiceBar introduces 48-Amp home charger: Cheetah

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JuiceBar, a commercial EV charger manufacturer based in Connecticut, has entered the home charging market with the release of a 48-amp charger that it calls the “Cheetah.”.

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New Ambarella AI domain controller SoC family; single-chip multi-sensor perception, fusion and path planning for ADAS to L4 vehicles

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Ambarella, an AI vision silicon company, announced the CV3 AI domain controller family at CES.

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Does Mercedes EQXX concept signal a shift to air-cooling for EV batteries?

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In the Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX concept car revealed earlier this week, range took center stage, with claims of an astounding 621 real-world miles (or more) from a battery pack of less than 100 kwh—amounting to more than 6 miles per kwh on efficiency terms.

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Lightning eMotors introduces new Lightning eChassis for Class 4 and 5 electric commercial vehicles

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Lightning eMotors announced the availability of the Lightning eChassis, an all-new rolling chassis purpose-built for commercial EV applications.

2023 BMW iX M60: Very quick electric SUV claims 280-mile range

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A quicker version of the BMW iX electric SUV is making a bow at the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

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BMW iX M60 features newly developed, high-power density 489 hp synchronous motor; 2.59 kW/kg

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BMW has revealed the iX M60—the M performance version of its recently introduced flagship electric SAV iX ( earlier post ).

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Nikola Motor axes $2B lawsuit against Tesla for Semi design infringement

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Nikola Motor has dropped a $2 billion lawsuit against Tesla that it filed in 2018, claiming Tesla stole design elements and included them in the Semi. Nikola argued the designs were taken from their semi-truck, the Nikola One.

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Deutsche Post DHL Group sells StreetScooter production rights to international consortium ODIN Automotive S.à.r.l.

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Deutsche Post DHL Group is selling the rights and know-how for the production of its StreetScooter electric vehicles to the international consortium ODIN Automotive S.à.r.l. Luxembourg).

Tesla’s Elon Musk responds to General Motors’ 26 total EV sales in Q4 2021

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently posted a response to veteran American automaker General Motors’ total electric vehicle sales during the fourth quarter of 2021.

Ford to boost production capacity of electric F-150 Lightning to 150,000 per year; ability to produce 600K BEVs annually within 24 months

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Ford Motor Company plans to raise production of the F-150 Lightning pickup at the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn to 150,000 trucks per year to meet high demand, Beginning Thursday, the first group of reservation holders will be invited to place their orders for the F-150 Lightning.

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Tesla Giga Nevada to start using Redwood’s recycled battery components

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On Tuesday, January 4, Panasonic announced that Redwood Materials would start supplying copper foil to its battery production facility in Giga Nevada. The Japanese tech giant announced the news during the 2022 CES tech trade show.

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ABB introduces tundish electromagnetic stirring solution to help steelmakers increase quality, productivity and profitability

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Global technology company ABB recently launched its Tundish EMS (electromagnetic stirring solution) to enable steelmakers to overcome the limited ability of the tundish vessel in controlling the flow of molten metal, and therefore steel quality and temperature.

Tesla Model S gets 752 miles of range with ONE’s new energy-dense battery pack

Electrek

Our Next Energy, also known as ONE, installed one of its battery packs in a Tesla Model S and managed to have it travel 752 miles on a single charge. more… The post Tesla Model S gets 752 miles of range with ONE’s new energy-dense battery pack appeared first on Electrek.

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NXP introduces first secure tri-radio device: WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, 802.15.4

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At CES, NXP Semiconductors announced the IW612, the industry’s first secure tri-radio device to support the Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2 and 802.15.4 (low-rate low-rate wireless personal area networks (LR-WPANs)) protocols. Part of NXP’s new family of tri-radio products, the new device enables seamless, secure connectivity for smart home, automotive and industrial use cases, and supports the new Matter connectivity protocol.

GM unveils sharp-looking Equinox EV starting at game-changing $30,000 price

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At CES today, GM unveiled a sharp-looking Equinox EV, which the automaker says will start at just $30,000 – it will be added to the Chevrolet EV lineup in fall 2023. more… The post GM unveils sharp-looking Equinox EV starting at game-changing $30,000 price appeared first on Electrek.

ABB and HASCO create joint venture to drive smart manufacturing in China’s auto industry

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04/01/2022 Images are for editorial use only. Partnership builds on existing relationship to deliver increased automation and sustainability for auto parts production New joint venture agreement signed by both parties on December 30th 2021 and expected to commence operation in Q2, 2022. Automation expert ABB and China’s leading automotive parts supplier, HASCO, are forming a joint venture to drive the next generation of smart manufacturing in China’s automotive industry.

GAC Aion begins sales of LX Plus SUV with 1,008 km (626 miles) NEDC range for just over $72,000

Electrek

Chinese EV automaker GAC Aion announced the start of sales for its anticipated SUV, the LX Plus. After announcing an NEDC range of 1,000 km this past November, GAC Aion has now shared a slightly longer range alongside other specs for Chinese consumers, including pricing.

Tesla Model S Plaid top speed raised to 175 mph with Track Mode update

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Tesla released software update 2021.44.30 right as the new year dawned around the globe. Along with the update came Track Mode, as well as what seems like a new, even more impressive top speed for the Model S Plaid.

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These new, affordable electric heat pumps can easily replace gas boilers

Electrek

Fossil fuel heating is bad for the environment and super expensive right now: Three Democratic legislators wrote a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission today asking them to protect consumers from unfairly high energy costs.

Rivian still maintains Amazon partnership despite new deal with Stellantis

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Updated 4:29 PM EST with Rivian statement. Rivian is still in close works with Amazon, spokespeople for the e-commerce giant and EV startup confirmed in statements today. Amazon signed a new deal with Stellantis for in-car dashboard software. Rivian shares tanked more than 10% on the news.

Chrysler officially reveals Airflow concept, vows to go all-electric by 2028

Electrek

Chrysler today officially revealed its new Airflow Concept at CES 2022 – a name invoking the legendary streamlined Chrysler from the 1930s – promising “Level 3” autonomous driving capabilities, more than 350 miles of range, and a fully battery-electric portfolio by 2028.

Lucid to install the Air’s missing ADAS features with upcoming OTA update

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Lucid Air Dream Edition owners are poised to receive a rather feature-ridden over-the-air software update this month. As indicated in a message sent to Air owners from Lucid CEO Peter Rawlinson, the company will be releasing several new driver-assist features for its DreamDrive system this January.

Nikola finally gives up on $2 billion patent trolling lawsuit against Tesla over semi truck design

Electrek

Nikola has officially given up on its $2 billion patent trolling lawsuit against Tesla over the design of the Tesla Semi electric truck. more… The post Nikola finally gives up on $2 billion patent trolling lawsuit against Tesla over semi truck design appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla is already compiling the paperwork necessary for Giga Texas’ smooth opening

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It appears that Tesla has learned some lessons following the delays that have plagued Gigafactory Berlin’s launch. In a recent report, the Austin Business Journal noted that Tesla is already gathering the necessary paperwork to ensure that Giga Texas could be launched smoothly. .

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DOE, Stanford researchers bring “dead” lithium batteries back to life

Electrek

The lithium-ion batteries found in most modern EVs and hybrids tend to lose energy capacity as they cycle (get charged, get spent, and get re-charged). That happens because small bits of lithium can be cut off from the battery’s electrodes during the charging process.

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GM unveils the Chevrolet Silverado EV, coming in 2024

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Chevrolet, a General Motors brand, unveiled the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV today, the all-electric version of the automaker’s best-selling pickup truck.

REE Automotive introduces P7 fleet platform for mystery delivery company targeting 370-mile range

Electrek

At CES 2022, REE Automotive announced the start of trials of its all-new EV platform specifically designed for commercial delivery vehicles and walk-in vans called the P7.

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Tesla’s Xinjiang Showroom prompts harsh warning and criticism from WH Press Sec

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Tesla’s new showroom and store in the region of Xinjiang, China, seemed to get acknowledgment from President Joe Biden’s Press Secretary, Jen Psaki, during a recent press conference.

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In a ‘world first,’ battery-grade lithium, vital for EVs, is produced from mica in granite

Electrek

In what it claims is a “world first,” British Lithium has produced lithium at pilot scale from the mica in granite in its new government-backed pilot plant near Roche in Cornwall, England.

Committed to EV equity for all

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Building an EV consumer base in an African-American community. Rap Hankins. EVA member Rap Hankins of Trotwood, Ohio has been a VW guy since he married his wife 50 years ago. “My My wife’s family wasn’t thrilled with the idea of our marriage” Hankins explained.

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Mercedes-Benz unveils camper version of the EQV for an electric ‘van life’ experience

Electrek

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled a new camper version of its EQV electric van to create an all-electric “van life” experience. more… The post Mercedes-Benz unveils camper version of the EQV for an electric ‘van life’ experience appeared first on Electrek.