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GM investing $650M in Lithium Americas; offtake agreement from Thacker Pass

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General Motors and Lithium Americas will jointly invest to develop the Thacker Pass mine in Nevada, which is the largest known source of lithium in the United States and the third-largest in the world. ( Earlier post.) Under the agreement, GM will make a $650-million equity investment in Lithium Americas, which represents the largest-yet investment by an automaker to produce battery raw materials.

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2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 rated at 361 miles, tops Model 3 Long Range

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The 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 is EPA-rated at up to 361 miles of range and 140 MPGe combined, Hyundai confirmed Tuesday. Those figures apply to the Hyundai Ioniq 6 SE RWD Long Range model with the larger 77.4-kwh battery pack (a 53.0-kwh pack is the base offering). Opting for all-wheel drive results in 316 miles of range and 121 MPGe. Note that the SE.

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EIA: Proved reserves of US natural gas increased 32% during 2021

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Proved reserves of natural gas in the United States grew to a new record of 625.4 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) in 2021, a 32% increase from 2020, according to the US Energy Information Administration’s (EIA’s) recently released Proved Reserves of Crude Oil and Natural Gas in the United States, Year-End 2021 report. US proved reserves had previously decreased 4% in 2020 as a response to prices that fell with decreased consumption during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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TA TravelCenters hosts road-trip EV charging stops, 50 miles apart

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Electrify America on Monday announced plans to install EV fast-charging stations at TravelCenters of America (TA) locations beginning later this year. An agreement between the two companies calls for approximately 1,000 individual chargers at 200 sites along major highways to be installed over five years, according to an Electrify America press.

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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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S Korean government approves POSCO Chemical use of cathode core technology in overseas plants

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POSCO Chemical can now use its cathode manufacturing technology, a national core technology, in its overseas production bases. South Korea’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy recently held an Industrial Technology Protection Committee meeting and approved the overseas export of “technology used in designing, manufacturing, and processing cathode with nickel content of over 80%,” a national core technology owned by POSCO Chemical.

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First of heaviest Hummer SUV ever auctioned for Tread Lightly cause

Green Car Reports

The first 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV has been auctioned off to benefit conservation nonprofit Tread Lightly, generating $500,000 for the group despite being incapable of treading lightly. In Edition 1 launch spec with Moonshot Green Matte paint, the first Hummer EV SUV was auctioned off by Barrett-Jackson at the company's Scottsdale, Arizona, event.

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2024 Mazda CX-90 plug-in hybrid beats Toyota Highlander to PHEV punch

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Mazda just potentially leapfrogged Toyota, which as of yet has no Highlander Prime in sight. On Monday, the Japanese automaker unveiled the 2024 Mazda CX-90 lineup, consisting of a plug-in hybrid, mild hybrid, and three rows of seats with three different seating configurations. Mazda said all variants of the 2024 CX-90 will arrive in dealerships.

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Nissan and Renault to restructure alliance

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Nissan and Renault have agreed to a major overhaul of their alliance, which will result in a 15% cross-shareholding between Nissan and Renault Group, obtained by Renault reducing its stake in Nissan to 15% from around 43%. Renault Group would transfer 28.4% of Nissan shares into a French trust, where the voting rights would be “neutralized” for most of the decisions, but the economic rights (dividends and shares’ sale proceeds) would still entirely benefit to Renault until such shares are sold.

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2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV, Mazda CX-90 PHEV debut, fast-chargers at TA: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

The SUV version of the GMC Hummer EV pledges to Tread Lightly. Electrify America plans to install more chargers at roadside travel centers. And Mazda’s flagship makes its debut in plug-in hybrid form. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Mazda has revealed its flagship CX-90 SUV plug-in hybrid, with seating for up to eight, and a.

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EVR Motors signs fourth commercial agreement in India and establishes Indian manufacturing facility

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Israel-based EVR Motors has signed an agreement with RSB Group, one of India’s Tier-1 automotive suppliers. The agreement with RSB is EVR’s fourth commercial agreement in India signed during the past eight months. Other agreements are in place with Badve Group, Napino, and, most recently, EKA Mobility. Each of the partners is in various phases of setting up production lines to provide electric motors based on EVR’s proprietary electric motor topology.

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

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BYD starts selling EVs in Japan, first model Atto 3

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The BYD Atto 3 costs about $33,800 in Japan, cheaper than Tesla and Nissan EVs, and deliveries are expected to start there around March. The post BYD starts selling EVs in Japan, first model Atto 3 appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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Emirates operates demo flight with 100% SAF in one engine

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Emirates has operated a demonstration flight on a Boeing 777-300ER, powering one of its engines 100% with Neste’s Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). The flight took off on 30 January from Dubai International Airport (DXB) flying for more than one hour over the Dubai coastline. It is the first demonstration flight in the Middle East and North Africa in which one of the aircraft engines was powered by 100% SAF.

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Zeekr teases 3rd model, aims to make it Tesla Model 3-like classic

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The model will be one of two new models Zeekr will launch this year that the company says will be the ceiling for performance in the A-class SUV. The post Zeekr teases 3rd model, aims to make it Tesla Model 3-like classic appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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€24M EU project HyInHeat researching use of hydrogen in aluminum and steel industry

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The EU project HyInHeat is researching the use of hydrogen in the aluminum and steel industry. The EU is contributing €17.7 million in funding to the €24-million project. The main objective of HyInHeat is the integration of hydrogen as fuel for high-temperature heating processes in the energy-intensive industries. While some of the equipment is already presented as hydrogen-ready, the integration of hydrogen combustion in heating processes still needs adoption and redesign of infrastructure, equ

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

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NIO begins EL7 SUV deliveries in Europe

CN EV Post

NIO has started deliveries of the EL7 in the Netherlands, and deliveries of the SUV model in Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Norway are also about to begin. The post NIO begins EL7 SUV deliveries in Europe appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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Ford to increase production of Mustang Mach-E in 2023, cut prices across the board

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With its new EV supply chain coming online, Ford says it is significantly increasing production of the Mustang Mach-E this year to help reduce customer wait times and to take advantage of streamlined costs to reduce prices across the board, making Mustang Mach-E even more accessible to customers and keeping it competitive in the marketplace. The production increase is a key part of the Ford+ Plan, underscoring the company’s commitment to increase the value of its EVs for customers, continuing to

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Ford forced into electric vehicle price war following Tesla price cuts

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Ford has responded to Tesla's recent price cuts by slashing the price of its Mustang Mach-E electric vehicle variants. The post Ford forced into electric vehicle price war following Tesla price cuts appeared first on The Driven.

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Toyota Australia’s bZ4X price warning: ‘it’s not going to be cheap’

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Toyota is planning an EV fight back that starts with the bZ4X late in 2023. But rather than the version of the car that is already on sale overseas, the Toyota bZ4X that will arrive late in the year will be an updated model that is yet to be revealed. The mid-sized five-seat SUV will be the first battery electric vehicle from Toyota as it looks to fight back against Tesla and other fresh brands that are dominating record sales of EVs locally.

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Pyka unveils world’s largest autonomous electric cargo plane

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California electric autonomous airplane manufacturer Pyka has unveiled the world’s largest autonomous electric cargo airplane, The post Pyka unveils world’s largest autonomous electric cargo plane appeared first on The Driven.

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Top 10 most sold Electric Scooters in India. Okinawa & Hero Falling!

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TVS Motors is rising up the rank with every passing month whereas Okinawa with was once considered the top contender in the electric 2-wheeler market, is now losing its position. January was pretty much good for every EV maker except for Chinese EV doppelgangers. The beginning of 2023 seems to justify every EV maker and … Top 10 most sold Electric Scooters in India.

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SpaceX launches 200th Falcon 9 rocket

Teslarati

SpaceX has launched its Falcon 9 rocket for the 200th time. Measuring 70 meters (230 ft) tall and 3.7 meters (12 ft) wide, the 200th Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from SpaceX’s Vandenberg Space Force Base SLC-4E pad on January 31st, 2023. Beyond the statistical milestone, the Starlink 2-6 mission was a mostly ordinary launch of SpaceX’s own internet satellites.

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The long-awaited 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV is finally here

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GM’s Factory Zero plant began production of Edition 1 of the 2024 Hummer EV SUV The Hummer SUV EV is now being manufactured by GMC, and customers will begin receiving their vehicles in the first quarter. The Hummer SUV will start production with the already sold-out Edition 1. Both the SUV and pickup will be built at GM’s Factory Zero in Detroit Hamtramck.

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Tesla’s pricing and build quality to be examined by Sandy Munro

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Automotive expert and teardown legend Sandy Munro will discuss Tesla’s advantages, the company’s build quality, and recent pricing changes this Thursday. Tesla Owners Club of Silicon Valley President John Stringer will meet with Tear Down Titan Munro to discuss Tesla’s advantage, price margins, and build quality. Very excited to have @live_munro @teardowntitan this Thursday at 7am PST to chat about the Tesla Advantage: Pricing and Build Quality.

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Bounce Infinity Raises $20M in Funding from Existing Investors

Electric Vehicles India

Bounce Infinity, an electric scooter and removable battery company, has raised $20 million from existing investors, including Sequoia. They said the deal would provide the startup with a significant cash runway while discussing an external round or strategic sale. Co-founder and CEO of the company, Vivekananda Hallekere, confirmed that the Bangalore-based company has completed its first tranche.

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SpaceX installs rocket-catching arms on Starship’s Florida launch tower

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SpaceX has installed a pair of rocket-catching arms on a tower meant to support the first East Coast launches of its next-generation Starship rocket. The company has been building the second of several planned Starship launch sites for more than three years. Ironically, work on that pad began before the company started building the pad that will actually support Starship’s first orbital launch attempts.

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Plugin Electric Vehicles Get 30% Share Of Auto Market In Another Record Month In China

CleanTechnica EVs

Plugin vehicles in China once again ended the year with a record month, growing by 83% year over year (YoY) in the last month of the year to a record 671,000 units. Interestingly, full electric vehicles (BEVs) had a slow month, growing just 13%, to 471,000 units.

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Elon Musk’s Twitter applies for US state licenses for payments business: report

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Twitter has taken further steps towards allowing payments on its platform. The company is reportedly seeking regulatory licenses across the United States and is working on developing the necessary software for the feature. The rollout of the platform’s upcoming payments system is reportedly being led by Twitter Director of Product Management Esther Crawford.

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Quick Charge Podcast: January 31, 2023

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Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts , Spotify , TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. more… The post Quick Charge Podcast: January 31, 2023 appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla (TSLA) stock among S&P 500’s best-performing stock in January

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Despite a painful 2022, Tesla stock ( NASDAQ:TSLA ) saw a strong rebound this January. Tesla’s recovery has been so strong that the electric vehicle maker became one of the best-performing stocks in the S&P 500 index for the month. After its 65% drop last year, TSLA stock completed January 2023 with a 41% gain, its best monthly performance since October 2021.

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Why I Don’t (& Won’t) Call Tesla’s Charging Plug “NACS”

CleanTechnica EVs

For the last couple of months, something has really been grinding my gears, but I figured it was a fad that was going to go away. When Tesla renamed its charging connector and called it the “North American Charging Standard,” Tesla fans adopted the NACS acronym overnight.

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First-ever GMC Hummer EV SUV auctioned for $500,000 for a cause

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General Motors has started the production of the GMC Hummer EV SUV, and to commemorate the event, the veteran automaker decided to auction off the vehicle’s VIN 001 unit for a good cause. As noted by GMC in a press release , the nonprofit organization Tread Lightly! will be receiving $500,000 from the sale of the first production unit of the 2024 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 SUV.

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Tesla gets $4.6 billion in revenue from China in Q4, down 11% from previous quarter

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Tesla delivered 121,619 vehicles to Chinese consumers in the fourth quarter, essentially unchanged from 120,576 vehicles in the third quarter. The post Tesla gets $4.6 billion in revenue from China in Q4, down 11% from previous quarter appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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Tesla looks to grow its certified Solar Roof installation partners

Teslarati

Back in December, Tesla confirmed that its energy business had completed over half a million installations of solar panels and Solar Roof systems. This was a notable milestone, equal to ~4 GW of clean energy, but Tesla is not done, as its energy products like the Solar Roof are yet to see a ramp comparable to the company’s electric vehicles. To help ramp its Solar Roof installations, Tesla needs people to install them.

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Nissan to invest in Ampere, the EV & Software pure player founded by Renault Group

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After several months of constructive discussions with Nissan, Renault announced that, subject to the approval of its board of directors, it has reached an important milestone in its discussions on defining new foundations for their partnership. The ambition is to strengthen the ties of the Alliance and maximize value creation for all stakeholders with a three-stage approach: Reloading the.

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