Wed.Dec 07, 2022

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BNEF: Li-ion battery pack prices rise for first time since 2010 to an average of $151/kWh

Green Car Congress

Rising raw material and battery component prices and soaring inflation have led to the first increase in lithium-ion battery pack prices since BloombergNEF (BNEF) began tracking the market in 2010.

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Toyota sees hydrogen-combustion Corolla Cross as EV alternative

Green Car Reports

Toyota believes hydrogen combustion engines could be a viable alternative to EVs, and it's demonstrating the concept with a prototype version of its Corolla Cross.

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First results of eSprinter pilot testing of fine particle filter technology

Green Car Congress

Mercedes-Benz Vans, together with Austrian Post, is testing fine particle filter technology developed in cooperation with MANN+HUMMEL in real-life operations.

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Battery change boosts 2023 Nissan Leaf efficiency, slightly

Green Car Reports

The Nissan Ariya will soon arrive at the company's U.S. dealerships, but it won’t be the only EV featured at them. The other, of course, is the Nissan Leaf.

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Amprius Technologies passes military performance specification nail penetration test with 390 Wh/kg cell

Green Car Congress

Amprius Technologie, a developer of ultra-high energy density lithium-ion batteries with its Silicon Nanowire Anode Platform, announced that an independent third-party testing lab has validated Amprius’ 390 Wh/kg polymer electrolyte cell by successfully passing the nail penetration test per the requirements of section 4.7.4.4.

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Polestar 2 offers permanent performance boost over the air—for $1,195

Green Car Reports

Polestar is offering an over-the-air software update that boosts output of dual-motor versions of the Polestar 2—for a one-time $1,195 fee. The new software increases output by 68 hp and 15 lb-ft of torque to 476 hp and 502 lb-ft, Polestar said in a press release.

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Volkswagen starts update program for ID.4 software in US, with performance improvements and new features

Green Car Congress

Volkswagen of America is beginning to roll out software updates for the ID.4 EV in the US. New features to enhance the charging experience and further improve system performance will be available on MY21 and certain MY22 vehicles. This first update is a prerequisite for future features.

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Mercedes-Benz to double e-drive production capacity at the Untertürkheim plant

Green Car Congress

In addition to conventional drive units and components, the Mercedes-Benz Stuttgart-Untertürkheim plant is already responsible for the production of batteries and axles for plug-in hybrids and fully electric Mercedes-EQ models.

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Tesla China exec Tom Zhu to succeed Elon Musk as EV maker's global CEO, report says

CN EV Post

Zhu's Tesla CEO position will be global, but the scope of responsibility may be limited to the automotive business and not include self-driving and robotics programs, according to Chinese media.

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Renault first brand to integrate Waze directly into its multimedia system

Green Car Congress

Renault has become the first car brand to offer the Waze application directly integrated into the vehicle’s multimedia system.

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Faraday Future to source LiDARs from NIO supplier Innovusion

CN EV Post

Faraday Future has selected NIO supplier Innovusion's Falcon LiDAR to power the FF 91's autonomous driving system. The post Faraday Future to source LiDARs from NIO supplier Innovusion appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. Industry Faraday Future Innovusion LiDAR

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Ultium Cells investing additional $275M to expand Spring Hill plant to 50 GWh

Green Car Congress

Ultium Cells LLC, the battery cell manufacturing joint venture of LG Energy Solution and General Motors is investing an additional $275 million in the Ultium Cells Spring Hill plant to expand the facility’s battery cell output by more than 40 percent, from 35 gigawatt-hours to 50 GWh, when the plant is fully operational.

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Another Chinese electric ute due to be launched in Australia

The Driven EV News

Another Chinese auto maker is planning to bring an electric ute to the Australian market. The post Another Chinese electric ute due to be launched in Australia appeared first on The Driven. EV News

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Juniper: Mobility-as-a-Service spend to exceed 350% globally over next 5 years

Green Car Congress

A new study from Juniper Research found that MaaS (Mobility‑as‑a‑Service) will generate revenue of $92 billion globally by 2027; up from $20 billion in 2022. Growing by 357% over the period, the main drivers will be the cost and convenience of MaaS solutions and the increased investment into MaaS infrastructure.

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Outlet claims Tesla China president will replace Elon Musk as CEO right after losing fake news case

Electrek

In a truly bizarre situation, media outlet Pingwest claims that Tesla has decided to replace Elon Musk as CEO with Tom Zhu, president of Tesla China, right after losing a lawsuit over fake news against Tesla. more….

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FREYR Battery and Nidec complete formation of joint venture

Green Car Congress

FREYR Battery and Nidec Corporation, a globally leading producer of high-efficiency electric motors and a leader in the energy storage systems (ESS) space, have established a downstream joint venture, now called Nidec Energy AS. The newly established Nidec Energy aims to develop and supply highly competitive, integrated battery energy storage solutions (BESS) and products with low environmental impact.

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New solar powered car can travel up to 60km on sunshine alone

The Driven EV News

Looking like a shark without the fin, the three-wheeled Aptera's built-in solar cells provide enough energy to cover most people’s daily driving needs. The post New solar powered car can travel up to 60km on sunshine alone appeared first on The Driven. Electric Cars EV News Aptera

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BWP, LiCAP, and Siemens partner on mass production of dry electrode manufacturing equipment

Green Car Congress

BWP, LiCAP and Siemens have entered a strategic partnership to manufacture and commercialize innovative dry electrode manufacturing systems for the battery cell industry. BW Papersystems (BWP), a division of Barry-Wehmiller, is a capital equipment manufacturer for multiple industries. LiCAP Technologies, Inc. LiCAP) is a developer of cost-effective and sustainable dry electrode manufacturing solutions for lithium-ion battery and solid-state battery technologies ( earlier post ).

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Revolutionary sodium battery has four times the capacity of lithium-ion batteries

Innovation News Network

Discover an advanced sodium battery that boasts an energy capacity four times greater than its lithium-ion battery counterparts. The post Revolutionary sodium battery has four times the capacity of lithium-ion batteries appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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BYD becomes 3rd largest shareholder of local lithium supplier

CN EV Post

BYD has made a strategic investment of RMB 2 billion in Chengxin Lithium, acquiring a 5.11 percent stake. The post BYD becomes 3rd largest shareholder of local lithium supplier appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. BYD Lithium

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Honda unveils $7,300 light electric van to meet the high demand for commercial EVs

Electrek

An electric vehicle for around $7,300? You heard that right. Honda announced today a new light commercial electric van set to launch in spring 2024 that’s ideal for both personal and business use. more….

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BYD to officially launch hybrid Frigate 07 on Dec 9

CN EV Post

BYD had the Frigate 07 unveiled and available for pre-sale at the end of August, with a pre-sale price range of RMB 220,000 ($31,500) - 280,000. The post BYD to officially launch hybrid Frigate 07 on Dec 9 appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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Formula E to race in Portland for first time ever per revised season 9 schedule

Electrek

The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship has posted a revised season 9 schedule that now includes Portland, Oregon. Today’s approval from the FIA World Motor Sport Council sets the stage (or circuit) for “The City of Roses” to host a Formula E event for the first time.

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VW Anhui sees first pre-production vehicle roll off line

CN EV Post

The model could be the first electric SUV from VW's Spanish sports brand Cupra -- the Tavascan -- and is expected to go into production in the second half of 2023. The post VW Anhui sees first pre-production vehicle roll off line appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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Tesla on self-driving claims: ‘failure to realize long-term, aspirational goal is not fraud’

Electrek

Tesla defended itself in a lawsuit over its self-driving claims brought by a customer by saying that “mere failure to realize a long-term, aspirational goal is not fraud.”. more….

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Elon Musk loses crown as Forbes’ Richest Person

Teslarati

Elon Musk has officially lost his position as the richest person in the world. Musk’s net worth officially dropped to $185.7 billion today, forcing him to relinquish his spot as the wealthiest person in the world.

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The first huge piece of the first major US offshore wind farm is ready

Electrek

The first of 62 transition pieces to be manufactured for Vineyard Wind 1 , the United States’ first utility-scale offshore wind farm, has just been moved to the port of Avilés, Spain, for shipment to Massachusetts. more….

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Talking about the 4 ways of electric energy conduction of EV

Setec Powerr

Commercial vehicles are electrified faster than passenger cars because they tend to have fixed routes or relatively fixed distances and specific roles, so they are often the “first movers” in the electrification of vehicles in various countries.

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All-electric Chevy Camaro and Cadillac Escalade brands will be the next GM EV spinoffs

Electrek

To be the best, you’ve got to beat the best. General Motors plans to transition several iconic brands into the EV era as the automaker gears up for an all-electric future.

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Current Status of Electric Vehicle Charging Pile Industry in China, 2022-2023

Setec Powerr

The data shows that the number of public charging piles in China will reach 2.617 million in 2021, a year-on-year increase of 224.3%, serving nearly 8 million new energy vehicles.

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Tesla launches in Thailand, opens Model 3 and Y orders at competitive prices

Electrek

Tesla has officially launched in Thailand and opened orders for Model 3 and Model Y at competitive prices. more…. The post Tesla launches in Thailand, opens Model 3 and Y orders at competitive prices appeared first on Electrek.

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Elon Musk has tasked Tesla China's Tom Zhu to run EV maker's newest plant in Texas, report says

CN EV Post

Zhu was in Austin this week and brought some of his engineering team from China to help oversee the Giga Texas ramp-up, according to Bloomberg. The post Elon Musk has tasked Tesla China's Tom Zhu to run EV maker's newest plant in Texas, report says appeared first on CnEVPost.

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This guy built a six-seater electric bike for $150, and it absolutely rips

Electrek

I’ve always enjoyed multi-seater electric bikes , which bring passenger-carrying utility to small-format, easy-to-produce vehicles. But I never thought I’d see the concept taken this far. At least not until I stumbled upon a six-seater electric bike that has me all kinds of jealous. more….

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Electric road trips in UK: Cleaner than fossil fuels, and plenty of charging options

The Driven EV News

EVs are easy on the highway and fun on hilly and windy roads, and they are also really good on the narrow country lanes that dominate the UK road map. The post Electric road trips in UK: Cleaner than fossil fuels, and plenty of charging options appeared first on The Driven.

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GM striving to double L2 chargers through its community program, with 1K dealers enrolled

Electrek

General Motors revealed Wednesday almost 1,000 GM dealers have enrolled in its Dealer Community Charging Program so far.

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NIO partners with China's Giant Panda National Park in Clean Parks initiative

CN EV Post

The Clean Parks initiative has covered nine environmentally sensitive areas since its launch, and Giant Panda National Park is the fourth Chinese national park NIO has partnered with under it.

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Here are the best electric bikes you can buy at every price level in December 2022

Electrek

Here at Electrek we have spent countless hours undertaking detailed hands-on testing of hundreds of electric bikes. Through those thousands of miles of riding, we’ve gotten to know these e-bikes inside and out, top to bottom and front to back.

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