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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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Lucid Group announced Monday, just before a business update, that it has signed a deal for a factory in Saudi Arabia.

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.

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


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.”

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Panasonic to begin production of 4680 Li-ion cells for EVs in FY 2023

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Panasonic to begin production of 4680 Li-ion cells for EVs in FY 2023.

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


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….

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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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SpaceX awarded three more NASA astronaut launch contracts


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.

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

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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.

Stellantis shows the world the first all-electric Jeep


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.

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

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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).

Panasonic confirms it will make Tesla 4680 cells in Japan

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Panasonic has made official its pending production of large-format cylindrical cells—the 4680 format that Tesla championed at its 2020 Battery Day.

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Lucid Group lowers 2022 production forecast by around 30 percent


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 country where one in three adults rides an electric bicycle


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.

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

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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.

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


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.

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Tesla inks supply agreement with Australia’s Core Lithium


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. .

Yamaha likely to unveil at least one new electric scooter soon. Here’s what we already know


Yamaha has been on an electric scooter roll lately, unveiling new models and teaming up with swappable battery industry leaders. Now we’re seeing new signs that point toward another electric scooter launch from Yamaha. more…. The post Yamaha likely to unveil at least one new electric scooter soon.

Two mobile Tesla Cybertruck prototypes spotted testing together for the first time


Two working Tesla Cybertruck alpha prototypes were recently spotted testing together for the first time. The sighting, which was recorded in the Fremont Factory, featured one refined Cybertruck prototype and another unit that had several exterior parts missing.

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


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.

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Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite internet in Ukraine hits over 200 Mbps during tests


It appears that Elon Musk’s Starlink satellites are providing Ukraine with high-speed internet connectivity.

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


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….

General Motors no longer invests in Lordstown Motors


General Motors is no longer investing in Lordstown Motors as the Ohio-based electric vehicle startup continues to struggle to keep its doors open.

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


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.

Rivian’s planned Georgia factory becomes point of controversy in governor race


Rivian’s planned electric vehicle plant in Georgia is becoming a rather strange target in the state’s Republican gubernatorial primary.

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


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.

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Tesla Police Cruiser fleet rejected by department despite numerous success stories


A potential fleet of Tesla Police Cruisers was rejected by Spokane, Washington’s Police Department after an evaluation of the all-electric Model Y crossover did not convince some members that the vehicle would be effective for law enforcement.

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Electric Jeep and Ram 1500 BEV teased in Stellantis’s ‘Dare Forward 2030’ strategy to become carbon neutral by 2038


Multinational automotive manufacturer Stellantis has officially joined the electric revolution by recently outlining its blueprint for net zero carbon emissions by 2038.

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ULA Atlas V rocket launches NOAA, NASA weather satellite


A United Launch Alliance Atlas V 541 rocket has successfully launched the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) – T mission for NOAA, NASA, and NASA’s Launch Services Program on March 1st, 2022. Liftoff took place at 4:38 P.M.

Lightning Strike electric motorcycle targets 250 mph land speed record, and it just may succeed


Richard Hatfield’s electric motorcycle company Lightning Motorcycles is no stranger to speed. The company’s LS-218 bike got its name from a 218 mph (351 km/h) run when it snatched the long-held electric motorcycle land speed record in 2012.

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Lucid Motors announces first international plant in Saudi Arabia


Lucid announced that its first international plant will be located in Saudi Arabia. The Arizona-based EV manufacturer estimates that its plant in Saudi Arabia could increase Lucid’s value by up to $3.4 billion over the next 15 years.

Quick Charge Podcast: March 1, 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. more…. The post Quick Charge Podcast: March 1, 2022 appeared first on Electrek.

Dodge's Electric Muscle Car To Make "Shocking" Sound: Stellantis CEO


Carlos Tavares says Dodge's team is creating a sound "that you cannot imagine

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