Wed.Jan 25, 2023

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Volta Trucks announces firm orders for 300 16t Volta Zero trucks

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Volta Trucks confirmed customer production orders for the first 300 manufacturing slots of its full-electric Volta Zero, with an associated revenue of more than €85 million. Series production Volta Zeros are due to start rolling off the line of the company’s contract manufacturing facility in Steyr, Austria, in early Q2 2023, with the plant ready to meet the demand for its purpose-built full-electric medium-duty urban delivery truck.

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Lucid motors are already helping energize Formula E racing

Green Car Reports

California’s Lucid Motors on Wednesday confirmed that it’s supplying the standard front drive unit for “the world’s leading single-seater electric racing series.” Yes, that’s Formula E, and it’s an exciting tie-in to a production EV, as details continue to trickle out on sourcing of components for Gen 3.

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Tesla investing $3.6B more in Nevada, including high-volume Semi factory and 100GWh 4680 cell factory

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Tesla will invest an additional $3.6 billion in Nevada to continue growing Gigafactory Nevada with two new factories: a 100 GWh 4680 cell ( earlier post ) factory (with capacity to produce enough batteries for 1.5 million light duty vehicles annually), as well as its first high-volume Semi factory. Semi is Tesla’s fully electric Class 8 tractor, with 500 miles of range and energy consumption of less than 2 KWh per mile.

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2024 Honda Civic Hybrid due as sedan and hatchback, but no PHEV

Green Car Reports

As part of a business update focusing on the U.S., Honda has confirmed that hybrid versions of its Civic compact car family will be arriving in the U.S. in calendar year 2024—potentially earmarking it for the 2024 model year. The U.S. Civic Hybrid, which was confirmed with the discontinuation of the Insight hybrid sedan back in April, but.

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

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Study calls for reduction in car ownership, battery size and vehicle dependency to limit environmental impact of surging lithium demand

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A report prepared by the Climate and Community Project, a climate policy think tank, with researchers from UC Davis, suggests that the United States can achieve zero emissions transportation while limiting the amount of lithium mining necessary by reducing the car dependence of the transportation system, decreasing the size of electric vehicle batteries, and maximizing lithium recycling.

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Report: Uber working on EVs for ride-hailing, deliveries

Green Car Reports

Uber is working with unnamed automakers to design EVs customized for its ride-hailing and delivery services, according to The Wall Street Journal. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi confirmed the project last week at an event hosted by the paper, but declined to say which automakers the company was working with. Ride-hailing could have seats that allow.

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Honda Civic Hybrid, Lucid in Formula E, Uber needs an EV: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Formula E is running with Lucid motors. Uber is looking for a spacious, lower-performance EV for ride-hailing. And the Civic Hybrid is next in Honda’s shift to about half hybrids. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Honda has confirmed that the Civic Hybrid is due as a sedan and hatchback in 2024—and to be competitive, look for.

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Statevolt acquires 135-acre site near Salton Sea to build 54 GWh gigafactory

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Statevolt , a battery startup seeking to build hyperlocal gigafactories, has acquired a 135-acre site in Imperial Valley, California, as the location for its 54 GWh Gigafactory. ( Earlier post.) The business will manufacture batteries for electric vehicles (EVs) and storage applications using resources and supply chains sourced entirely in the US. At full operating capacity, the Gigafactory will be one of the largest in North America, with capacity to produce batteries for 650,000 electric vehic

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Tesla's Nevada Gigafactory expansion: Batteries for 1.5M EVs annually

Green Car Reports

Tesla has confirmed a $3.6 billion expansion of its Nevada battery "Gigafactory" that the company claims will supply over one million EVs annually. The investment will add 3,000 new jobs and two new factories at the Sparks, Nevada, site, Tesla said in what reads as a press release—with a few more details confirmed as part of Tesla's.

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2024 Polestar 2 receives major update, including new motors, batteries and first rear-wheel drive

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Polestar is giving the 5-door electric performance fastback, Polestar 2, a major update. For the 2024 model year, the premium compact EV features a new high-tech front end that reflects the design language premiered by Polestar 3, substantial performance increases with all-new electric motors, even more powerful batteries, sustainability improvements and, for the first time in a Polestar, rear-wheel drive.

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

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Tesla Insurance data has driven changes to vehicle design: Elon Musk

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Tesla Insurance data is proving very valuable for the electric vehicle maker, so much so that some changes to the company’s vehicles have been implemented because of it. During the recently-held fourth quarter and full-year earnings call , Tesla investors asked CFO Zachary Kirkhorn when Tesla Insurance would become big enough to warrant details in the company’s financials.

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Hitachi Astemo, Trend Micro, and VicOne expand collaboration on security solutions for connected cars, targeting 2025 commercialization

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Hitachi Astemo, Trend Micro and its subsidiary VicOne have expanded their collaboration to provide security solutions for connected cars, aiming for commercialization by 2025. Hitachi Astemo’s division that develops in-vehicle components for connected cars has been working with Trend Micro on the joint development of security solutions for connected cars since October 2021.

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Kenya’s Producing Its First Electric Buses — 1,000 Buses Over 3 Years

CleanTechnica EVs

The transition to electric mobility is happening faster than previously thought. Electric buses provide a key pathway to increasing access to more sustainable transport for the majority, especially in developing countries.

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CATL to build Integrated Intelligent Chassis plant in Yichun

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Contemporary Amperex Intelligence Technology (Shanghai) Limited (CAIT-SH), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CATL, and the Yichun Economic and Technological Development Zone Management Committee held a signing ceremony for the CATL Integrated Intelligent Chassis (CIIC) Production Base Project in the city of Yichun, Southeast China’s Jiangxi Province. CIIC skateboard chassis integrates battery packs, electric motors, and other critical units into a single layer at the bottom of the vehicle, lowering p

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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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Tesla A “Sustainability Behemoth,” Analyst Calls Out

CleanTechnica EVs

Tesla is increasingly focusing on renewable energy as a whole, rather than just electric vehicles, offering a broad range of solar and energy storage products for clean energy purposes.

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Honda and GS Yuasa reach basic agreement toward collaboration for a high-capacity, high-output Li-ion battery

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Honda Motor and GS Yuasa have reached a basic agreement toward collaboration for a high-capacity, high-output lithium-ion battery. The two companies will discuss specifics with the goal of establishing a joint venture company by the end of 2023. In order to address the rapidly growing demand for batteries, the two companies will work toward the joint research and development of lithium-ion batteries and battery production methods that will be highly competitive in the global market, as well as t

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Elon Musk: Let’s Not Overhype Tesla Cybertruck Start Of Production

CleanTechnica EVs

On Tesla’s Q4 2022 and full-year 2022 conference call for shareholders (still occurring as I’m typing this), we received updates on Tesla Cybertruck production and overall Tesla production capacity. Tesla Cybertruck Production Timeline On today’s Tesla conference call for shareholders, there was a question about whether start of Cybertruck production is still slated for mid-2023.

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Here’s why Texas is a geothermal energy ‘sleeping giant’

Electrek

Texas is hot below ground and full of folks with oil and gas drilling expertise, so that makes it ripe for a geothermal energy boom, according to a new study from researchers at five Texas universities. more… The post Here’s why Texas is a geothermal energy ‘sleeping giant’ appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla energy storage deployment increases 152% year-over-year

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Tesla Energy achieved a number of key milestones in the fourth quarter. As per Tesla’s Q4 and FY 2022 Update Letter, energy storage deployments actually grew by 152% year-over-year in the fourth quarter to 2.5 GWh. All in all, Tesla Energy was able to deploy 6.5 GWh of energy storage in 2022, the highest the company has accomplished to date. This is likely due in no small part to the demand and ramp of the Megapack , the company’s flagship battery storage system that’s specific

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Ford snags CR crown from GM in driver assistance rankings, Tesla ‘falls behind’ to 7th

Electrek

Consumer Reports has released its latest rankings comparing the active driving assistance systems (ADAS) of EV automakers like Ford, GM, Rivian, and of course Tesla. The independent, non-profit consumer organization tested 12 different ADA systems broken down into five distinct categories in which it determined that Ford’s BlueCruise technology is the current industry leader, usurping General Motors’ Super Cruise.

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Tesla Q4 and FY 2022 results: TSLA beats on revenue and EPS, slight miss on auto margins

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Tesla ( NASDAQ:TSLA ) posted its Q4 and FY 2022 earnings report after markets closed today. The results, which were discussed in the Q4 and FY 2022 Update Letter, were released after the closing bell on Wednesday, January 25, 2023. The last year was challenging for Tesla, but it was a year that saw the electric vehicle maker reach new heights. Overall, Tesla produced over 439,000 vehicles and delivered over 405,000 in the fourth quarter.

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Tesla (TSLA) used car prices are down $18,000, bringing a new level of affordability

Electrek

Tesla (TSLA) used car prices have crashed $18,000 since their peak six months ago, bringing a new level of affordability to the electric car brand. more… The post Tesla (TSLA) used car prices are down $18,000, bringing a new level of affordability appeared first on Electrek.

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QPM’s TECH Project debt financing process advancing well

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Queensland Pacific Metals Ltd is making great progress with its debt financing initiatives for its northern Australian-based TECH Project. The post QPM’s TECH Project debt financing process advancing well appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Florida Is Fueling Its EV Charging With Federal Funds

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The state's two Republican senators are taking credit for the influx of money -- without mentioning that they voted against the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that's the source of the funds.

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Tesla reiterates Cybertruck release with Hardware 4

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The Tesla Cybertruck is indeed being released with the company’s Hardware 4 computer, CEO Elon Musk confirmed during the Q4 and FY 2022 earnings call. During 2021’s AI Day event, Elon Musk stated that Tesla is constantly improving its vehicles’ systems, so there will most definitely be a Hardware 4 computer that will succeed the existing Hardware 3 computer.

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Tesla Customer Orders Now ~2× Production Capacity, Slight Price Increases Coming

CleanTechnica EVs

At the start of Tesla’s Q4 2022 and full-year 2022 conference call for shareholders today, CEO Elon Musk started off with some opening remarks. In those opening remarks, he commented that the top concern investors have had recently is about demand.

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Elon Musk dismisses his negative impact on Tesla’s reputation with douchey answer

Electrek

Elon Musk dismissed a serious question from investors about his negative impact on Tesla’s reputation following his political comments and Twitter acquisition. He not only dismissed the question, but he gave a douchey answer bragging about his number of followers. more… The post Elon Musk dismisses his negative impact on Tesla’s reputation with douchey answer appeared first on Electrek.

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Germany to send 10,000 more Starlink terminals to Ukraine

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Germany plans to send Ukraine 10,000 Starlink satellite terminals next month, Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov said on his official Telegram channel. The minister was recording an interview with German journalists, and he thanked the German people for the new batch of Starlink terminals. This is in addition to the 8,000 communication terminals that were recently sent from Poland earlier this month.

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Canoo (GOEV) is bringing its EVs to Saudi Arabia with new exclusive distributor partnership

Electrek

Canoo (GOEV) is making good on its promise to bring EVs to everyone with a new distributor partnership that will expand its network to Saudi Arabia. more… The post Canoo (GOEV) is bringing its EVs to Saudi Arabia with new exclusive distributor partnership appeared first on Electrek.

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8 Reasons You Don’t Want to Miss this EV Raffle — Your Best Chance to Win a Rivian or Tesla

CleanTechnica EVs

Why buy an electric vehicle, when you could win one? Climate XChange’s seventh Annual EV Raffle gives you the opportunity to fully customize a Rivian or Tesla, and there’s only one month left to enter.

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Tesla’s Full Self-Driving Beta pool balloons to ~400,000 users

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Tesla’s Full Self-Driving Beta pool has ballooned to over 400,000 total users, a drastic increase from the 160,000 users it said were in the program in late September. In its Q4 and Full Year 2022 Shareholder Deck, the automaker described the growth: “We have now released FSD beta to nearly all customers in the US and Canada who bought FSD (approximately 400,000).

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New Charger Alert! FLO Introduces Rugged New X5 EV Charger

CleanTechnica EVs

Searching for a high quality EV charger for your home or small business? There are many to choose from today at all different price points. One of the best is the new X5 smart charger from FLO.

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LIVE BLOG: Tesla Q4 and Full Year 2022 earnings call

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Tesla’s ( NASDAQ:TSLA ) fourth-quarter and full-year 2022 earnings call comes on the heels of the company’s Q4 and FY 2022 Update Letter. Tesla’s Q4 numbers were very impressive, with the company achieving its highest-ever quarterly revenue, operating income, and net income. Tesla highlighted a number of its key milestones in the fourth quarter. Both Gigafactory Texas and Giga Berlin were able to achieve a production of 3,000 Model Y per week.

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Lucid Unveils State-Of-The-Art Electric Drive Unit For Formula E Racing

Electric Cars Report

Lucid Group unveiled its groundbreaking new electric drive unit for motorsports, which can already be found on the race circuit as the standard front drive unit for the world’s leading single-seater electric racing series. Comprising motor, inverter, differential and transmission all combined, the new motorsports drive unit produces 469 horsepower – despite a weight of […] The post Lucid Unveils State-Of-The-Art Electric Drive Unit For Formula E Racing appeared first on Electric Cars

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