Tue.Nov 23, 2021

GM takes 25% stake in Pure Watercraft to accelerate all-electric boating

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GM has acquired a 25% ownership stake in Pure Watercraft , a Seattle-based company that specializes in creating all-electric boating solutions. The Pure Outboard system includes a 25kW electric outboard motor with power tilt/trim (112 lbs); one or more 8.85

California approves $1.4B EV infrastructure push, including hydrogen fueling and truck charging

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California last week announced approval of a $1.4 billion three-year infrastructure push to meet the state's ambitious goals for EVs and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles.


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Several Rotterdam terminals to be ready for hydrogen imports by 2025

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In the port of Rotterdam, the first companies are already preparing for the storage, processing and transit of hydrogen, according to a study conducted by the Port Authority into the development of hydrogen import terminals in Rotterdam.

GM fine-tuning 2023 Cadillac Lyriq electric SUV ahead of spring 2022 arrival

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General Motors on Monday released an update on development of the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq electric SUV, which is scheduled to start production in the first quarter of 2022.

MIT study attributes > 50% of Li-ion rapid cost decline to investment in materials & chemistry R&D

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The cost of Li-ion batteries has plunged some 97% since their introduction three decades ago—a rate similar to the drop in solar panel prices.

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2022 GMC Hummer EV: Edition 1 will be listed—but not EPA-rated—at 329 miles

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While driving range is one of the most important numbers for the GMC Hummer EV, it’s different for GM’s electric “supertruck” versus any other personal-use EV currently on the market.

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Cadillac LYRIQ Luxury EV completes 80% validation drive ahead of Q1 2022 production start

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Cadillac engineers recently completed the “80 percent” validation drive for the 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ—a critical milestone in Cadillac’s first luxury EV’s development, marking a transition to the final stage prior to production.

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Genesis stages global premiere of electric GV70 at Auto Guangzhou 2021

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Genesis introduced the Electrified GV70 SUV by hosting a world premiere event at the Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition (Auto Guangzhou 2021) in China last week.

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Ford is actually installing its Tesla Supercharger lookalike charging stations


Ford has started installing its Tesla Supercharger lookalike charging stations as the automaker insists on copying the design instead of the business model. more… The post Ford is actually installing its Tesla Supercharger lookalike charging stations appeared first on Electrek.

Researchers find new class of catalysts producing ammonia under mild conditions

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A combined experimental and computational study published in Nature Catalysis shows promising results for a new class of catalysts producing ammonia under mild conditions. The production of ammonia amounts to about 200 megatons per year.

Tesla employees are reportedly organizing a union at Gigafactory Berlin


Some Tesla employees are reportedly organizing a union at Gigafactory Berlin, and IG Metall – one of Germany’s most powerful unions – is behind it. more… The post Tesla employees are reportedly organizing a union at Gigafactory Berlin appeared first on Electrek.

Corporate EV Alliance calls for US standards ensuring interoperable chargers

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A coalition of major businesses, including Amazon, Siemens, DHL and Uber, sent a letter to officials from the Department of Energy, Department of Transportation, and General Services Administration calling for programs and standards that ensure interoperability and open access at publicly funded electric vehicle charging stations.

Tesla Cybertruck reservation backlog reaches $80 billion in value based on latest tally


Based on the latest tally, Tesla has a backlog of over 1.2 million Cybertruck reservations worth over $80 billion. But there’s still no production in sight. more… The post Tesla Cybertruck reservation backlog reaches $80 billion in value based on latest tally appeared first on Electrek.

Juniper: global EV charging sessions to exceed 1.5B by 2026, up from 200M this year

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A new study from Juniper Research has found that the global volume of EV charging sessions, where an EVs battery is charged using a charging point, will exceed 1.5 billion per year in 2026, from just 200 million in 2021. This remarkable growth rate of more than 665% over the next five years will be driven by greater government incentives for electric vehicles, as well as more widespread charging service availability.

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GM’s Hummer EV has 329 mile range, “Edition 1” deliveries start in December


Hummer EV deliveries are imminent, slated to begin next month as confirmed today by GMC brand chief Duncan Aldred. While the truck will not be EPA rated, GM says it will have an all-electric range of 329 miles.

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Volkswagen ID.5 e-SUV coupé available for order now in Germany

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Volkswagen has begun taking orders for the ID.5 e-SUV coupé. Earlier post.) The top-of-the-range electric model of the ID. family based on the modular electric drive matrix (MEB) is available in Germany from an entry-level price of €46,515. Available at the pre-sales launch: the ID.5 Pro and the ID.5 Pro Performance with 128 kW (174 PS) and 150 kW (204 PS) respectively, along with the all-wheel drive ID.5 GTX with 220 kW (299 PS). Over-the-air updates ensure the ID.5 always stays up-to-date.

PepsiCo. receives permit for Tesla Semi Megacharger installation


PepsiCo. has received the permit for the installation of a Tesla Semi Megacharger at its Modesto, California, facility, according to public documents released by Stanislaus County.

Rivian customers get their delivery windows: as early as March 2022


Rivian sent out emails to Launch Edition reservation holders today with two-month delivery windows for their vehicles. The windows start as early as March 2022, but some vehicles will be delivered as late as September 2022 (or possibly later).

Cadillac Lyriq, California EV infrastructure, Vinfast US plans: Today’s Car News

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Vietnam’s Vinfast has big plans for EVs in the U.S. market. California’s infrastructure push focuses in on EV charging—and hydrogen delivery. GM readies its Cadillac Lyriq for spring production. And those thirsty Hellcats are finally on a retirement track.

Tesla Model X gets turned into war machine with dual machine guns coming out of the falcon wings


A YouTuber managed to turn a Tesla Model X into a war machine with dual machine guns deploying out of the falcon wing doors. more… The post Tesla Model X gets turned into war machine with dual machine guns coming out of the falcon wings appeared first on Electrek.

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Surviving the Robocalypse

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Does the value of a job lie in how long it resists automation? Over the course of the pandemic, I saw a growing wave of mealtime deliveries: riders whizzing by silently on electric bicycles, ferrying takeout meals to folks in my urban neighborhood who don't want to venture out of their homes.

Portugal closes its last remaining coal plant


Portugal has shuttered its last remaining coal plant, becoming the fourth country in the European Union to do so, along with Austria, Belgium, and Sweden. more… The post Portugal closes its last remaining coal plant appeared first on Electrek.

SpaceX, NASA set to launch humanity’s first ‘dinosaur avenger’ spacecraft [webcast]


SpaceX is firmly on track to launch NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission – sometimes half-seriously referred to as the first spacecraft designed to avenge the dinosaurs – at 10:21 pm PST, Tuesday, November 23rd (06:21 UTC 24 Nov).

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These new work-ready electric motorcycles from CAKE are perfect for deliveries, handymen


Swedish electric motorcycle company CAKE is unveiling its new CAKE :work line of electric motorcycles today at the EICMA Milan Motorcycle Show.

Rolls-Royce record-breaking electric aircraft as world’s fastest EV

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Rolls-Royce record-breaking electric aircraft as world’s fastest EV. Rolls-Royce has announced its all-electric aircraft which the company claims are the world’s fastest electric vehicle named Spirit of Innovation.

This powerful electric boat from ex-SpaceX engineers is the latest e-watersports startup


Arc’s founders may have started with rockets, but now they’re getting their feet wet with high-power electric boats. And a new funding commitment from a former Tesla exec means that their high-performance Arc One electric boats may soon be gracing a waterfront near you.

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Greaves Electric Mobility opens EV production facility in Tamil Nadu 

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Greaves Electric Mobility opens EV production facility in Tamil Nadu . Greaves Electric Mobility Pvt Ltd one of the leading companies in the electric vehicles segment has announced the opening of its largest electric vehicles production facility at Ranipet in Tamil Nadu.

Polestar confirms Precept concept will be the Polestar 5 and offers a sneak peak of the final design


As part of its ongoing YouTube documentary series tracking the progress of the Precept concept reaching full production, Polestar has confirmed the EV will be called the Polestar 5.

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Tesla Bot job postings go live for California and Texas


Tesla has posted new jobs for its Tesla Bot team on its Careers page. Most of the Tesla Bot jobs are located in California except one located in Austin, Texas. . A few of the openings have been posted for quite some time.

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NIU launches its fastest electric scooter ever, plus new hybrid gas/electric scooter and more


Leading electric scooter manufacturer NIU has taken to the EICMA 2021 Milan Motorcycle Show to showcase several new models of electric two-wheelers, including some big new firsts for the company.

Years Later, Alphabet’s Everyday Robots Have Made Some Progress

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Last week, Google or Alphabet or X or whatever you want to call it announced that its Everyday Robots team has grown enough and made enough progress that it's time for it to become its own thing, now called, you guessed it, "Everyday Robots."

Yadea launches new low-cost KS3 electric scooter with suspension


When thinking of Yadea, images of the brand’s popular seated electric scooters more readily come to mind. But now the electric scooter giant is competing in a whole new pricing and specifications category with the launch of the KS3 electric scooter.

Pres. Biden’s ‘Leader in EVs’ GM halts production of its most popular EV until next year


President Joe Biden gave plenty of props to General Motors CEO Mary Barra for starting the electric revolution in the United States automotive industry.

Tesla asks Full Self-Driving Beta drivers to accept being recorded in case of a crash or ‘safety risk’


Tesla is now asking owners getting into the Full Self-Driving Beta program to accept that Tesla can use footage from both inside and outside the car in case of a safety risk or accident. It’s the first time that Tesla will attach footage to specific individuals.

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Tesla Model 3 And BMW i4 Top List Of UK's Most Efficient EVs


The Tesla and the BMW are the only EVs rated A++, while the Mercedes-Benz EQV is the only one with an E rating

Segway’s E45 electric scooter travels 28 miles on a single charge for $700, more in New Green Deals


If you’re looking for a way to travel to and from work, or just around town, then Segway’s Ninebot E45 is a great buy all around. Currently $140 off, it’s down to $700 at Amazon today which marks the third best price that we’ve tracked all-time.

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Polestar 5 Electric Sedan Looks Stunning In This Official Preview


The Polestar 5 electric performance four-door grand tourer is slated to debut in 2024 with Precept-inspired looks