Fri.Sep 09, 2022

GM reveals 2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV

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Chevrolet has officially introduced its third EV this year: the 2024 Equinox EV. With a starting price of around $30,000 on the 1LT base trim, the Equinox EV plugs Chevrolet into the critical compact SUV segment; GM says it expects the EV to be the most affordable EV in its class.

BMW battery shift targets 30% more range, faster charging with cylindrical cells and cell-to-pack tech

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Future BMW electric vehicles will go farther on a charge and will be faster-charging, while costing less to produce.


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thyssenkrupp greenlights construction of €2B hydrogen-powered direct reduction plant for low-CO2 steel

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The Executive Board of thyssenkrupp AG has released the corresponding capital resources for the construction of the first direct reduction (DR) plant at its Duisburg site. The Supervisory Board of thyssenkrupp AG supports this decision. The major project remains subject to public funding.

California considering tax to fund EVs and charging infrastructure


California Proposition 30 will allow residents to vote on a tax increase on those who make over $2 million annually to fund EV incentives and charging infrastructure.

Ford launches BlueCruise 1.2; Mustang Mach-E first

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Ford Motor Company launched BlueCruise 1.2 and Lincoln ActiveGlide 1.2 Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) with new features—including hands-free lane changing—and system updates to create more of a human-like driving feel.

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SpaceX in talks with Apple about Starlink connectivity for the iPhone


Elon Musk shared that Apple and SpaceX have had a few conversations about Starlink connectivity for iPhones. Apple might want to bring Starlink services to its users, as hinted by a new feature on the recently announced iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max. .

Werner Enterprises signs letter of intent to secure 500 Cummins X15H hydrogen engines

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Werner Enterprises, a premier transportation and logistics provider, has signed a letter of intent to purchase 500 Cummins’ 15-liter hydrogen internal combustion engines upon availability. Earlier post.)

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Atlis Motor Vehicles and ArcelorMittal collaborate to accelerate development of electric pick-up truck

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Atlis Motor Vehicles (Atlis), a vertically integrated start-up EV company developing an electric work truck and the batteries and motors to drive it, signed a collaborative agreement with ArcelorMittal, the leading producer of automotive steels, to help speed its product development.

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NIO sees its 'Model 3' moment as ET5 starts locking in orders

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Before the ET5 began locking in orders, NIO's showrooms were filled with visitors, reminiscent of when deliveries of the locally produced Tesla Model 3 began in early 2020. The post NIO sees its 'Model 3' moment as ET5 starts locking in orders appeared first on CnEVPost.

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Cummins scaling Belgium electrolyzer manufacturing capacity to 1GW through IPCEI support

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Cummins will expand PEM electrolyzer manufacturing capacity at its Oevel, Belgium, factory to 1 gigawatt with the support from the Important Project of Common European Interest (IPCEI) Hy2Tech program. IPCEI—recently approved by the European Commission, with funding granted by Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship Agency (VLAIO)—will help Cummins develop a new generation of PEM electrolyzer cell stacks to power large-scale hydrogen production systems.

Tesla considers building battery-grade lithium refining facility in TX


Tesla is evaluating the possibility of developing a battery-grade lithium hydroxide refining facility in North America. The company seems to be proactively looking to support its battery manufacturing efforts.

Mullen Automotive acquires controlling interest in EV truck maker Bollinger Motors

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Mullen Automotive, an emerging EV manufacturer, is acquiring a controlling interest in EV truck maker Bollinger Motors. This is Mullen’s first EV acquisition and propels the company into the medium-duty truck classes 3-6, along with the B1 and B2 sport utility trucks. The purchase price is $148.2

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ET5 frenzy: Why is this happening, and what does it mean for NIO?

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ET5 potentially obliterates competition in the mid-size premium luxury segment ruled for decades by BMW and others and more recently Tesla. The post ET5 frenzy: Why is this happening, and what does it mean for NIO? appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. NIO NIO ET5

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Jeep to introduce four electric SUVs in N America and Europe by end of 2025

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Jeep will introduce four all-electric SUVs in North America and Europe by the end of 2025. As part of an ongoing comprehensive product plan, 50% of Jeep brand sales in the US will be fully electric by 2030, while 100% of European sales will be all-electric by then.

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Tesla scores partial success in German authority’s Autopilot probe: report


Tesla has scored a partial win in the ongoing Autopilot investigation by Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA), which has been ongoing since the start of the year.

RINA awards Freudenberg e-Power Systems type-approval for methanol-powered fuel cell system

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Freudenberg has received Type Approval by the international classification society RINA for its methanol-powered fuel cell system for ocean-going shipping. Converting commercial ships on the high seas to CO 2 -neutral drive systems is a huge challenge.

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SpaceX Starship prototype ignites six engines, starts major brush fire


SpaceX has successfully ignited all six engines on its latest Starship prototype, taking a significant step towards ensuring that the upper stage will be ready for the rocket’s first orbital launch attempt.

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Researchers develop method for producing boundary-free single crystals to improve NMC performance

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A team led by researchers from Argonne National Laboratory has identified a fundamental source of instability in nickel-manganese-cobalt oxide (NMC) cathodes: the domain boundaries that are present in single-crystalline cathode particles.

Tesla is forced to change Autopilot in Germany over regulatory pressure


Tesla is forced to change Autopilot features in Germany by the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA). more…. The post Tesla is forced to change Autopilot in Germany over regulatory pressure appeared first on Electrek.

Cirba Solutions and 6K to form JV to produce recycled battery cathode material

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Cirba Solutions, a recycled battery management and materials company, will form a joint venture with 6K Inc., a producer of sustainable advanced materials for additive manufacturing and energy storage via the UniMelt plasma system, to produce recycled battery cathode material, thereby closing the loop in the management of lithium-ion batteries.

Elon Musk will focus on advancing Tesla Service


Elon Musk said that he would be focusing on advancing Tesla Service today. He can be counted on for a lot of things including listening to valuable feedback from his customers.

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Mercedes-Benz Vans and Rivian to partner on electric van production

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Mercedes?Benz Benz Vans, a full-range provider of electric private and commercial. vans, and electric vehicle manufacturer Rivian, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to initiate a strategic partnership. The partnership will enable the companies to cooperate on the production of electric vans.

NIO ET7 ranks 8th in best-selling premium sedans in China in Aug

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The models ahead of the NIO ET7 are all traditional internal combustion engine cars, dominated by models from German luxury brands BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi. The post NIO ET7 ranks 8th in best-selling premium sedans in China in Aug appeared first on CnEVPost.

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BMW announces battery supply deals with CATL and Eve Energy


As electric vehicles become more prevalent in the coming years, it is pertinent for every automaker that wishes to survive to ensure that it can secure enough batteries for its EVs.

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China sees record NEV sales of 666,000 in Aug, CAAM data show

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The penetration of NEVs in China reached a record 27.9 percent in August, up 3.4 percentage points from 24.5 percent in July. The post China sees record NEV sales of 666,000 in Aug, CAAM data show appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. Industry CAAM Deliveries

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Volkswagen unveils ID XTREME, a rugged-looking off-road EV


Volkswagen is unveiling its most powerful ID model yet, the all-wheel drive ID XTREME, a rugged off-road EV concept. The aggressive-looking EV SUV is based on VW’s ID.4 GTX model with modern performance upgrades. more….

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Tesla Model Y best-selling premium SUV in China in Aug at 31,112 units

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From January to August, the Tesla Model Y is also the best-selling premium SUV in China with 172,418 retail sales. The post Tesla Model Y best-selling premium SUV in China in Aug at 31,112 units appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. Tesla CPCA Tesla Model Y

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‘The time for hybrids, has finished’ – will Toyota, Honda, and Nissan wake up?


Japanese automakers Toyota , Honda , and Nissan , are being called out again for their lack of progress with battery electric vehicles and decarbonization efforts.

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Jeep unveils its first three battery-electric SUVs


The Jeep Recon is square, the ‘Wagoneer S’ is a sleek, luxurious midsize SUV, and the tiny Avenger will only be sold in Europe. The legendary U.S.

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Yamaha updates its adorable little e-Vino electric scooter, boosting its tiny range


The Yamaha e-Vino, a cute little retro-inspired electric scooter that invokes some serious Vespa vibes, was never much of a powerhouse. But now, Yamaha is making the scooter slightly more enticing with some performance bumps on the newest model. more….

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Quantum sensors accurately predict electric vehicle range capacity

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Scientist have pioneered a cutting-edge technique using diamond quantum sensors that accurately estimates electric vehicle range. The post Quantum sensors accurately predict electric vehicle range capacity appeared first on Innovation News Network. Electric Vehicles EV Energy Storage

Tesla plans a ‘license to print money’ aka lithium refining factory in Texas


Tesla is planning to build a lithium refining factory in Texas – something CEO Elon Musk has previously referred to as a “license to print money.”. more…. The post Tesla plans a ‘license to print money’ aka lithium refining factory in Texas appeared first on Electrek.

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Ford brings major improvements to next-gen E-Transit


Ford has unveiled their next generation E-Transit Custom with some much-needed upgrades. Ford has taken the electric van market by storm.

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StoreDot ships its ‘100 miles of range in 5 min of charging’ battery samples to EV makers


In March, electric vehicle battery startup StoreDot said it would produce battery cells that will be able to achieve a charge of 100 miles of range in just five minutes.

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Tesla FSD Beta 10.69.2 “looking good” for weekend release + Reviews


Elon Musk shared that Tesla FSD Beta 10.69.2’s ’s release is still set for this weekend. Tesla initially planned to release v10.69.2 last week but delayed the update to polish it up more. The company rolled out v. to more Beta testers instead. . Tesla FSD Beta Reviews.

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BMW confirms it will adopt Tesla’s 4680 cells, pledging billions of dollars for six global battery factories


BMW Group has come out and publicly stated that its future success in a competitive EV market relies heavily on “powerful, innovative, and sustainably produced” battery cells.

Tesla's 9,000th Supercharger in Chinese mainland goes into operation

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Tesla announced the development today as China approaches the traditional Mid-Autumn Festival holiday over the weekend, which is typically a peak travel time. The post Tesla's 9,000th Supercharger in Chinese mainland goes into operation appeared first on CnEVPost.