Fri.Jul 15, 2022

Hyundai unveils N Brand electric and hydrogen rolling lab concepts

Green Car Congress

Hyundai Motor’s high-performance N sub-brand revealed the RN22e and N Vision 74 “rolling lab” concepts to demonstrate Hyundai Motor’s ambition to become a leader in the zero-emissions future.

NHTSA says no to EV driver-selectable pedestrian sounds

Green Car Reports

New rules require electric cars and hybrids to emit warning sounds at low speeds, but federal regulators won't let drivers choose their own sounds. The rules were created to address the lack of engine noise in so-called "quiet cars," mandating alternative artificial sounds at speeds below 18.6

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Volvo Trucks constructing electrified charging corridor in California for medium- and heavy-duty EVs

Green Car Congress

Volvo Trucks North America, Volvo Financial Services, Volvo Technology of America, Shell Recharge Solutions, TEC Equipment, Affinity Truck Center, and Western Truck Center are partnering to develop a publicly accessible medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicle (MHD EV) charging network that connects several of California’s largest metropolitan areas.

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Toyota Crown Hybrid Max debuts, NHTSA nixes EV sounds, state charging proposals: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

The federal government has put the kibosh on the possibility of some fun sounds to alert pedestrians. states are mapping out their pieces of a national EV charging network. And the Toyota Crown Hybrid Max takes a bow. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

Volkswagen commissions fast-charging park with 570 kWh of second-life MEB cell modules

Green Car Congress

At the Zwickau vehicle plant, Volkswagen commissioned the first fast-charging park in Saxony supplied with energy largely from a power storage container (PSC). The PSC is an electricity storage unit and consists of 96 cell modules with a net capacity of 570 kWh. The advantage is that fast-charging infrastructure can be built nearly anywhere, even if in places with a low-capacity grid connection. Residential areas are one example of where this could be used.

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US states finalize EV charging plans, as alternative fuel corridors take form

Green Car Reports

States and the federal government are closer to finalizing plans for new federal EV charging infrastructure.

BMW to begin testing BMW M Hybrid V8 with P66/3 engine

Green Car Congress

BMW will shortly begin an intensive period of testing for the BMW M Hybrid V8, with which BMW M Motorsport will be battling for overall wins in 2023 in the IMSA GTP class of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

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GM and Pilot Company to build out coast-to-coast EV fast charging network powered by EVgo eXtend

Green Car Congress

To accelerate the widespread adoption of EVs, increase access to charging and help enable long-distance electric travel of people and vehicles across the US, GM and Pilot Company (Pilot and Flying J) are collaborating on a national DC fast charging network that will be installed, operated and maintained by EVgo through its eXtend offering.

Biden administration announces $56 million for US solar manufacturing

Electrek

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $56 million in funding to boost US solar manufacturing and recycling. more…. The post Biden administration announces $56 million for US solar manufacturing appeared first on Electrek.

S&P Global: looming shortfalls in copper supply will short-circuit net-zero goals absent significant new supply

Green Car Congress

The challenge of meeting Net-Zero Emissions by 2050 “will be short-circuited and remain out of reach” unless significant new copper supply comes online in a timely way, according to a new study by S&P Global that examines the growing mismatch between available copper supply and future demand resulting from the energy transition.

Tesla China shares incredible video of a journey to Mount Everest in 2 Teslas

Teslarati

Tesla China shared a video of a journey to Mount Qomolangma (Mount Everest) in made-in-China Tesla vehicles. Mount Everest is the tallest mountain on Earth.

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Twelve and Alaska Airlines to collaborate with Microsoft to advance sustainable aviation fuel derived from recaptured CO2 and renewable energy

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Elon Musk: Tesla is waiting for inflation to ‘calm down’ before finally reducing EV prices

Electrek

Elon Musk says that Tesla is waiting for inflation to “calm down” before it can finally start reducing the prices of its electric vehicles, which have increased 20-30% over the last two years. more….

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Aurora demonstrates autonomous vehicles safely navigating on-road system issues

Green Car Congress

At the end of Q2, Aurora Innovation, Inc. delivered its Beta 3.0 product update and demonstrated its Fault Management System—specifically the Aurora Driver’s ability to detect system issues and respond by safely pulling over to the side of the road without any human involvement. A reliable Fault Management System is essential for safely operating autonomous vehicle fleets for commercial customers and enabling broad commercialization.

Polestar CEO shares pricing for upcoming Polestar 3 and 4 SUVs expected to compete with Porsche

Electrek

Following a completed SPAC merger and fruitful first half of 2022, Polestar continues to ingrain itself in a growing EV market as a genuine contender.

Gasoline is more expensive in blue states than in red states

Green Car Congress

by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. This brief post examines the differences between the prices of gasoline in blue and red states. Blue states were defined as those states where in 2020 Joe Biden won all or a majority of electoral votes (26 states); red states are those where Biden won no or a minority of electoral votes (25 states). The average prices of regular gasoline on July 14, 2022 came from AAA. The average of state averages in blue states was $4.81

1,500 Tesla Powerwall owners have already joined the new virtual power plant in California

Electrek

PG&E announced that more than 1,500 Tesla Powerwall owners have already decided to joined the new virtual power plant it launched in partnership with Tesla in California. more….

BYD reportedly plans to develop smart driving chip

CN EV Post

BYD's smart driving chip could tape out by the end of the year at the earliest, according to local media. The post BYD reportedly plans to develop smart driving chip appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. BYD Smart Driving

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Hyundai unveils two N brand performance EV concepts ahead of IONIQ 5 N launch

Electrek

The dawn of performance EV tuning is upon us. After teasing an upcoming N series of EVs, Hyundai has unveiled two “rolling brand” concepts offering upgraded nods to both the automaker’s past, present, and future.

Tesla’s vehicle prices could be lowered if inflation calms down: Elon Musk

Teslarati

Tesla has implemented a number of price increases this year, to the point where the company’s entry-level vehicles like the Model 3 and Model Y are already closing in on the prices of flagship cars like the Model S from a few years ago.

Volkswagen expects ID. series EVs to deliver 15,000-20,000 units per month in China in H2

CN EV Post

Volkswagen's ID. series delivered 17,600 units in China in June, up 107 percent from May. The post Volkswagen expects ID. series EVs to deliver 15,000-20,000 units per month in China in H2 appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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Tesla’s V4 Supercharger rumors begin to swirl: new designs, CCS support

Teslarati

Rumors about Tesla’s upcoming V4 Supercharger are swirling throughout the community, with various details about the new charging stacks being speculated against. Tesla Superchargers are the most populous on Earth and have also started to expand to other automakers in some regions, like Europe.

Hover-1 Formula electric go-kart is on sale at new lows of $1,000 or less, more in New Green Deals

Electrek

Are you ready to ride around this summer and have some fun? Well, you’ll want to consider picking up that’s on sale from $860 today, with up to in savings depending on which color you choose. It’ll deliver up to 15.5 miles of range and go a maximum of 15 MPH, all without a single drop of gas or oil.

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Elon Musk: “Tesla is to protect life on Earth”

Teslarati

Earlier today, Tesla & SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted “Tesla is to protect life on Earth, SpaceX to extend life beyond.” ” If this sounds familiar, that’s because you listened to my interview with him on my podcast a couple of weeks ago.

Podcast: Tesla plug as a standard, Hyundai Ioniq 6, Taiga Orca electric jetski, and more

Electrek

This week on the Electrek Podcast , we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy. This week, we discuss a push to make the Tesla plug standard, the launch of the Hyundai Ioniq 6, the Taiga Orca electric jetski, and more.

EV smart charging regulations 2022 explained | EVBox

EV Box

Electric mobility has been unquestionably emerging in recent years and is expected to continue growing exponentially in the coming decade.

Tesla to reimburse customer in Germany whose vehicle had Autopilot malfunctions

Teslarati

Tesla is being ordered to reimburse an owner whose vehicle had malfunctions when operating the Autopilot function in Germany. A court in Munich ruled the electric automaker must repay a customer for most of the Model X that she bought, amounting to $112,884.80, or 112,000 euros.

2023 Hyundai Kona spied with less camouflage

Baua Electric

The upcoming, second-generation Hyundai Kona crossover is starting to take shape as more camouflage gets stripped away. Our spy photographers have captured a Kona prototype towing a large trailer ahead. Read more.

7,000 Teslas spotted at Shanghai’s Luchao port: report

Teslarati

At least 7,000 Tesla Model 3s and Ys have been spotted at Shanghai’s Luchao port according to Tesla enthusiast, Sawyer Merritt. Sawyer confirmed on Twitter that he counted the total number of vehicles.

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Groups acquire Stellantis, Ford, Volkswagen and Genesis dealerships

Baua Electric

Sutherlin Automotive Group of Buford, Ga., said it completed a rare transaction of a standalone Genesis dealership when it purchased Genesis of Fort Myers in Florida from Morgan Automotive Group. Read more.

Nissan Leaf’s phaseout might be good for the Japanese automaker: Opinion

Teslarati

Production of the Nissan Leaf will end by the mid-decade as the company plans to phase out the once revolutionary vehicle. .

Mercedes-Benz EQS video review

Baua Electric

Also see: The post Mercedes-Benz EQS video review appeared first on Bauaelectric Auto News.

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Elon Musk calls out Dish Network’s Charlie Ergen for trying to steal the 12 GHz band that is meant for space internet

Teslarati

Tesla and SpaceX CEO, Elon Musk called out Dish Network’s Charlie Ergen for the company’s attempt to block Starlink from using the 12 GHz band.

Donkervoort finally brings its wild track cars to US

Baua Electric

Donkervoort has been in operation since 1978 but is only now entering the U.S. market. The Dutch company has signed Bespoke Imports Group as its distributor on these shores and. Read more. The post Donkervoort finally brings its wild track cars to US appeared first on Bauaelectric Auto News.

Hallandale Beach is driving into the future with 13 Tesla Model Ys

Teslarati

The City of Hallandale Beach, Florida, said that it is driving into the future. The city is adding a total of 13 Tesla Model Y vehicles to its police fleet making it one of the largest all-electric police fleets in the nation.

Skoda reveals cabin sketch of VISION 7S concept. Here’s why it’s significant

Baua Electric

Design language of the Vision 7S concept will eventually make way into Skoda production models of the future. By : HT Auto Desk | Updated on: 15 Jul 2022, 13:21. Read more. The post Skoda reveals cabin sketch of VISION 7S concept.

Eversource Modifies Telematics Monitoring

EV Club of CT

Observant EV Owners Noticed Frequent Pings Several people posting on Facebook and writing to the EV Club who have registered for the charging incentives via telematics noticed that their vehicles were being status-checked every 30. Read more.