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DOE: light-duty plug-in electrified vehicle sales in US nearly doubled from 2020 to 2021

Green Car Congress

Sales of new light-duty plug-in electric vehicles, including all-electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), nearly doubled from 308,000 in 2020 to 608,000 in 2021, according to data gathered by the US Department of Energy (DOE). Data: DOE. EV sales accounted for 73% of all plug-in electric vehicle sales in 2021. EV sales grew by 85% from 2020 to 2021, while sales of PHEVs more than doubled, with an increase of 138% over the previous year.

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Could federal funds open the Tesla Supercharger network to other EVs in the US?

Green Car Reports

Tesla wants a piece of the federal funding set to be released for EV charging, and it's willing to open up its Supercharger DC fast-charging network to do it. The automaker made that proposal in comments (first spotted by E&E News) submitted to the Federal Highway Administration on how to spend $7.5 billion earmarked for a national EV charging.

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CoFlow Jet signs JOA with NASA to commercialize deflected slip-stream technology for eV/STOL

Green Car Congress

CoFlow Jet, LLC, an engineering and technology company specializing in active flow control using coflow jet (CFJ) technology for aerospace applications, has entered a Joint Ownership Agreement (JOA) with NASA to commercialize the deflected slip-stream (DSS) technology enabled by co-flow jet flow control. Jointly developed between NASA and CoFlow Jet, LLC., the technology would allow aircraft to take-off vertically, hover, smoothly transition to cruise and land vertically without using tiltrotors

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Lucid confirms Saudi Arabia plant for 2025, “ultra-high-efficiency” Gravity SUV for 2024

Green Car Reports

Lucid Group announced Monday, just before a business update, that it has signed a deal for a factory in Saudi Arabia. The first international plant, which has been under consideration since early 2021, is in the King Abdullah Economic City outside Jeddah, is set to start producing Lucid EVs in 2025, with a potential production of 150,000 vehicles.

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How serious is Norway about climate change? So much that its streetlights self-dim

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Shell intends to exit equity partnerships held with Gazprom entities

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The Board of Shell announced its intention to exit its joint ventures with Gazprom and related entities, including its 27.5% stake in the Sakhalin-II liquefied natural gas facility, its 50% stake in the Salym Petroleum Development and the Gydan energy venture. Shell also intends to end its involvement in the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project. We are shocked by the loss of life in Ukraine, which we deplore, resulting from a senseless act of military aggression which threatens European security.

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Panasonic confirms it will make Tesla 4680 cells in Japan

Green Car Reports

Panasonic has made official its pending production of large-format cylindrical cells—the 4680 format that Tesla championed at its 2020 Battery Day. “Panasonic is developing a new high-capacity lithium-ion battery, the "4680", in multiple locations within Japan,” it stated in a press release issued Monday. The statement clearly.

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Tesla deploys big 37-Megapack project in Alaska to replace gas turbines

Electrek

Tesla has now deployed and unveiled a big 37-Megapack project in Alaska that will help replace gas turbines with a more sustainable solution. more…. The post Tesla deploys big 37-Megapack project in Alaska to replace gas turbines appeared first on Electrek.

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Equinor to start exiting from joint ventures in Russia

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Equinor’s Board of Directors has decided to stop new investments into Russia, and to start the process of exiting Equinor’s Russian Joint Ventures. We are all deeply troubled by the invasion of Ukraine, which represents a terrible setback for the world, and we are thinking of all those who are suffering because of the military action. In the current situation, we regard our position as untenable.

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Rivian launches new Dual Motor options for R1T and R1S, increases Quad Motor pricing

Teslarati

Rivian has launched a new Dual Motor variant for its R1T all-electric pickup and the future R1S all-electric SUV while increasing the prices of its Quad Motor configurations of both vehicles, citing “price inflation of supplier components and raw materials.” The R1T is available in two packages: Explore, starting at $67,500, and Adventure, starting at $73,000.

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Automakers and suppliers part of DOE Better Climate Challenge

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced a commitment from more than 90 companies and organizations to reduce their Scope 1 and Scope 2 carbon emissions by 50% by 2030 through DOE’s Better Climate Challenge. This national public-private partnership calls on organizations across the country to set portfolio-wide greenhouse gas reduction targets and share their innovative solutions and best practices with partners and across industries.

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Faurecia and Accenture partner on products and services for connected and autonomous vehicles

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In a US first, California will pilot solar-panel canopies over canals

Electrek

Nearly a year ago, Electrek reported that scientists published a feasibility study about the benefits of erecting solar panels over canals. That study is about to become a reality in a pilot project in California. more…. The post In a US first, California will pilot solar-panel canopies over canals appeared first on Electrek.

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NPS paper concludes commercially scalable technology exists for sensors to enable zero roadway deaths

Green Car Congress

Neural Propulsion Systems ( NPS ), a developer of autonomous sensing platforms, issued a white paper that concludes that new innovations enable vehicles with or without human supervision to see soon enough, clear enough and far enough to eliminate roadway deaths. Achieving zero roadway deaths is necessary for universal adoption of autonomous driving and is the objective of the recently released US National Roadway Safety Strategy.

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Interview With Arcimoto CEO Mark Frohnmayer (Part One)

CleanTechnica EVs

I had the pleasure of chatting with Arcimoto CEO Mark Frohnmayer earlier this month. This is a two-part interview. The second part will be published on CleanTechnica Pro. In this part, Mark shared a bit about Arcimoto and the goals of the company. He spoke about the Fun Utility Vehicle (FUV) platform and the family […].

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Li-Metal and Blue Solutions sign joint development and commercialization agreement to advance development of next-generation batteries

Green Car Congress

Li-Metal Corp., a developer of lithium metal anode and lithium metal technologies, has signed a Joint Development and Commercialization Agreement (JD/CA) with Bolloré subsidiary Blue Solutions, the largest producer of solid-state lithium metal batteries. The JD/CA will help advance the development of Li-Metal’s high-performance low-cost lithium metal anode technologies and Blue Solutions’ solid-state batteries to be used in passenger electric vehicles (EVs).

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ExxonMobil announces 6th oil discovery offshore Guyana with Ranger-1; Guyana may move from non-producer to regional powerhouse

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The Rise & Rise of the Chinese EV Market — 17% Market Share in January

CleanTechnica EVs

After the December sales peak, one would expect a sales hangover in January, only … it didn’t happened, as the market had some 372,000 passenger new energy vehicle registrations, an impressive 115% jump year over year (YoY)! As a consequence of this, the plugin vehicle (PEV) share started the year at a high 17% (13% […].

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SpaceX awarded three more NASA astronaut launch contracts

Teslarati

Three months after announcing its intent, NASA has procured three more Crew Dragon astronaut launches from SpaceX, raising the total number of operational missions the company is contracted to perform from six to nine. NASA announced its plans to award additional contracts in December 2021 after releasing a half-hearted Request For Information (RFI) in October.

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Elon Musk’s $5 Billion Tesla Stock Donation To Charity

CleanTechnica EVs

A recent Tesla filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has revealed that the company’s CEO Elon Musk has donated more the $5 billion worth of Tesla stock to charity. The Ownership Disclosure filing was published earlier this month on the SEC website. The Form 5 filing reveals that Elon Musk transferred a total of 5,044,000 […].

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Lucid Gravity SUV update, Panasonic 4680 production, public funds for Supercharger network: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Tesla’s main supplier plans to ramp up large-format cells in 2023. Tesla could be aiming to get public funds for the Supercharger network. And Lucid announces its second plant and provides an update on its “ultra-high-efficiency” SUV. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Lucid on Monday provided an update on its.

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Stellantis shows the world the first all-electric Jeep

Teslarati

Stellantis unveiled the first images of the all-electric Jeep, the first step in the brand’s Zero Emission Freedom initiative. Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares showed the images during today’s Dare Forward 2030 strategic plan presentation. Tavares said Jeep will launch its first all-electric car, which he referred to as a “lifestyle family” vehicle, sometime early next year.

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The country where one in three adults rides an electric bicycle

Electrek

It may come as no shock that the Netherlands is solidly aboard the pro-bike bandwagon. But new figures show just how heavily the Dutch have embraced electric bikes. more…. The post The country where one in three adults rides an electric bicycle appeared first on Electrek.

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Formula 1 Halts Engine Development – Does It Matter Anymore?

CleanTechnica EVs

The crucible of motorsport is supposed to advance road car technology – but how do we excuse it if that advancement stops?

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Lucid Group lowers 2022 production forecast by around 30 percent

Teslarati

Lucid Group ( NASDAQ: LCID ) held its Q4 2021 Earnings Call last evening, where it revised its 2022 production forecast from around 20,000 vehicles to between 12,000 and 14,000 units this year. The adjustment was unforeseen as Lucid has been slowly but steadily ramping production of the Air, its first vehicle. However, the company’s call last night clarified what the automaker expects for the future, looking at 2022 and 2023 as perhaps the company’s most crucial for any possibility t

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Arduino Cofounder’s Uno Upgrade

Cars That Think

First released in 2005, the Arduino microcontroller turbocharged the maker movement. While more advanced boards have joined the Arduino line since, the basic Uno microcontroller remains popular. Inexpensive, simple to program, and robust enough for beginners while still having enough capacity to do interesting things for more advanced users, it forms the basis of countless projects.

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Keeping Australia’s Workforce Ahead of Global Trends

CleanTechnica EVs

There is a need to train apprentices in the automotive skills of yesteryear (like stripping down a carby) as well as the skills of the future — where cars increasingly become computers on wheels. A lot of knowledge has gone from mechanical to electrical. However, you still need the foundational knowledge. Yes, your car might […].

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The Essential Vannevar Bush

Cars That Think

Vannevar Bush was the first trained electrical engineer to publicly proclaim in influential circles that EE’s are one engine of innovation and the driving in digital technology. As the early the 1930s, he viewed the entrepreneur and the engineer as twin forces for progress and technological advancement. Born in 1890 in Massachusetts, he came to prominence as the nation’s top designer of computers while at MIT In the 1930s.

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Take the Macmission 100 e-bike to work with 47-mile range at $540, more in New Green Deals

Electrek

If one of your 2022 resolutions was to live a greener life, then picking up the Macwheel Macmission 100 e-bike is a great way to do just that. You’ll find that this e-bike can deliver between 37 and 47 miles of range from just a 3-hour charge, making it a great way to get around town without gas or oil this year. On sale right now for $540 , you’d normally pay $730 for this e-bike from other retailers.

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Car Of The Year In Europe 2022 Is Yet Again An EV, The Kia EV6

CleanTechnica EVs

The Car of the Year in the European market 2022 has been found. A press release from one of the juror members FDM (Association of Danish Motorists) describes the winner, the Kia EV6: The Kia EV6 was awarded with the title Car of the Year 2022 on Monday night. The Korean electric car won in […].

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Rivian announces 2 motor and smaller battery options, config updates, and steep $12,000+ price increase

Electrek

Rivian today announced several significant price increases for its R1T electric pickup truck and R1S electric SUV that have resulted in the cost of many reservation holders’ configurations rising by more than $12,000. The price increases come as Rivian is trying to ramp production and make its electric vehicle profitable while adding lower component tiers that will arrive as early as 2024. more….

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Waymo To Start Charging Robotaxi Passengers In San Francisco

CleanTechnica EVs

After years operating only in a corner of Phoenix, Arizona, Waymo branched out to San Francisco in 2021. However, it is hasn’t been charging for its robotaxi service there. That’s about to change. Waymo is on the verge of taking another step toward profitability (even if that’s still far, far away) and will charge riders […].

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Tesla unveils Supercharger station built in only 8 days thanks to new pre-fabricated system

Electrek

Tesla has released footage unveiling its pre-fabricated system to deploy new Supercharger stations in record time. This new one in Florida was built in just over a week. more…. The post Tesla unveils Supercharger station built in only 8 days thanks to new pre-fabricated system appeared first on Electrek.

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US Army Beats US Postal Service To Electric Vehicle Punch

CleanTechnica EVs

The US Army's electric vehicle plan picks up steam as Army Reserve commits to a FY 27 electrification goal.

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Ford launches its bi-directional home charging station at a surprisingly good price

Electrek

Ford has launched its new ‘Ford Charge Station Pro,’ a bi-directional home charging station that works with the upcoming F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck. It is offered at a surprisingly good price considering it enables backup power and can basically replace a generator or Tesla Powerwall. more…. The post Ford launches its bi-directional home charging station at a surprisingly good price appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla inks supply agreement with Australia’s Core Lithium

Teslarati

Tesla entered into a legally binding Term Sheet agreement with Australian lithium producer Core Lithium Ltd (ASX: CXO). As per the agreement, Core Lithium will supply up to 110,000 tonnes of Li 2 O spodumene concentrate to Tesla over a term of 4 years. . “Core Lithium is thrilled to have reached this agreement with Tesla and look forward to further growing this relationship in the years to come.

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Kia America partners with Currently app to bring mobile on-demand EV charging to its customers, beginning with 2 free months

Electrek

Kia America has announced a new partnership with mobile charging service, Currently, to provide its drivers with on-demand EV charging when and where they please. The initial rollout of this partnership will provide Currently’s charging service to Kia owners in three major California cities to begin, before expanding to other metropolitan areas in the future. more….

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