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IEA issues 10-point plan to cut oil use

Green Car Congress

In the face of the emerging global energy crisis triggered by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the countervailing barrage of economic sanctions, the International Energy Agency (IEA) is proposing a 10-Point Plan to Cut Oil Use. IEA claims that its plan would lower oil demand by 2.7

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Rivian stands out among EV-only automakers as one of few outsourcing electric motors

Green Car Reports

Among EV-only automakers, Rivian has tried to distinguish itself with branding that's equal parts rugged and premium. But there's something else that sets Rivian apart, according to new IHS Markit analysis.

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All-electric BMW iX and i4 first BMWs with 5G support

Green Car Congress

The all-electric BMW iX and i4 are the first BMWs with available 5G support via Personal eSIM. An eSIM, or embedded SIM is a SIM card built into in a mobile device—cell phone, tablet, smartwatch—that allows connectivity to a cellular network without a physical, removable SIM card.

Up close with the Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX: Slipping into a not-so-distant future

Green Car Reports

It would be easy to dismiss the Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX as the latest electric concept car that won’t amount to any kind of reality. Its ultra-futuristic styling and lofty range/efficiency targets don’t fall into any production-car norm at first glance.

Toyota entering three differently fueled vehicles in ENEOS Super Taikyu Series 2022

Green Car Congress

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NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope mirror surpasses expectations as alignment continues

Teslarati

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has completed another critical mirror alignment step and has released the highest resolution infrared image ever taken from space. Less than two months ago, the James Webb Space Telescope took its first photos in space.

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Ames Lab, Texas A&M team develop AI tool for discovery and prediction of new rare-earth compounds

Green Car Congress

Researchers from Ames Laboratory and Texas A&M University have trained a machine-learning (ML) model to assess the stability of new rare-earth compounds. The framework they developed builds on current state-of-the-art methods for experimenting with compounds and understanding chemical instabilities.

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Mercedes-Benz showcases its Intelligent Park Pilot technology in Los Angeles, demonstrating an EQS autonomously valet itself

Electrek

During a live demonstration at the InterContinental Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, Mercedes-Benz and Bosch offered a glimpse into the future in which our EVs will valet themselves.

Tesla (TSLA) expected to post $16.44B sales for the current fiscal quarter

Teslarati

Equities research analysts expect Tesla to report sales of $16.44 billion for the current fiscal quarter. In the same quarter last year, Tesla reported sales of $10.39 billion, indicating a year-over-year growth rate of 58.2%.

Mercedes-Benz Innovation and Technology Day: A look at EV technologies including the Vision EQXX, EQE, and Level-3 driving

Electrek

During an Innovation and Technology day held in Los Angeles, Electrek got the opportunity to learn about some of the current and upcoming technologies Mercedes-Benz is developing around its EQ series of EVs.

Rivian is one of few pure EV makers that outsourced its electric motors

Teslarati

Pure electric vehicle companies have adopted numerous strategies to stand apart from the competition. Tesla makes a lot of its components in-house, including its vehicles’ electric motors.

Throttle House Tries 2022 GMC Hummer EV Around A Racing Track

InsideEVs

How far out of its depth do you think the Hummer EV was around Willow Springs

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Stellantis partner Samsung SDI teases new EV battery factory in the United States

Teslarati

Stellantis partner Samsung SDI hinted at the possibility of building a new EV battery factory in the United States. Stellantis and SDI entered into a multi-billion-dollar joint venture (JV) in October 2021 to produce lithium-ion batteries for the North American market.

Tech: John Deere Bringing Tech Down on the Farm

Clean Fleet Report

Driverless Tractor Designed to Increase Productivity. Farming’s gone through several revolutions over the millennia. First, humans alone tilled the soil. Then they added animals and implements to increase productivity. Finally, machines appeared to move production to new levels.

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Tesla Model X five seater deliveries begin — new hope for seven-seat Plaid variant?

Teslarati

Tesla has started deliveries of the new Model X’s five-seat variant, bringing a bit more variety to the flagship all-electric SUV’s seating options. Five-seat Model X variants are quite popular due to their practicality, as they maximize the vehicle’s massive rear cargo area.

Audi Mulling Over Fully Fledged RS6 E-Tron

InsideEVs

The German marque is considering making an RS6 e-tron as it looks to electrify its performance lineup

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Polestar is Turning Heads with Exciting Lineup of Electric Vehicles Ahead

Electric Driver

Polestar is the independent Swedish premium electric performance car brand founded by Volvo Cars and Geely Holding. Polestar takes advantage of its partnership with Volvo Cars and benefits from significant economies of scale as a result.

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How Much Does It Cost To Drive A Tesla 32,000 Miles In 2022?

InsideEVs

That's a whole lot of miles, and with high gas prices, it means a whole lot of savings

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Say hello to the Audi A6 e-tron Concept

Drive Electric

So far we’ve had all-electric Audi SUVs and saloons, but so far there’s not been an electric Audi estate. Until now.

Report: CATL Might Build An 80 GWh Battery Plant In North America

InsideEVs

The company reportedly seeks a site in the US, Canada or Mexico

Why Tesla Halted $1 Billion Bond Raise

CleanTechnica

Tesla recently made the financial news again by halting a more than $1 billion offering of bonds that were backed by leases on its EVs. This made Tesla the third issuer to halt a sale in the midst of a bit of market turbulence, Bloomberg reported.

Samsung SDI Builds Solid-State Battery Pilot Facility

InsideEVs

The company would like to become the #1 player in the solid-state batteries

Tesla FSD Beta V. 10.11 Seen From The Sky

CleanTechnica

Tesla Full Self Driving beta tester Whole Mars Catalog has shared a neat video of Tesla’s FSD Beta v.10.11 as seen from the sky. The three-minute video below shows the trip as seen from a drone. Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently tweeted that if FSD Beta version 10.11

Watch This Tesla Model S Jump Into The Air And Crash

InsideEVs

Brand new $150,000 car totaled

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Porsche Ramps Up Its Electric Car Plans

CleanTechnica

Battery-electric versions of the Porsche Boxster and Cayman are coming. Cars Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Porsche

Rivian R1T Shines In 70 MPH Range Test: Almost 300 Miles

InsideEVs

It almost matched the EPA Highway range, despite all-terrain wheels

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Tesla Model Y Vs Hyundai Ioniq 5: Which Is Quicker?

InsideEVs

The Ioniq 5 delivers more instant pep than most drivers will ever need, and then some

Base Tesla Model 3: 6 Month Review

InsideEVs

Is the entry-level Model 3 all you really need

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