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Volkswagen Group and Chinese manufacturer Ganfeng sign memorandum of understanding for long-term lithium supplies

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The Volkswagen Group and Ganfeng Lithium Co., GFL) registered in Jiangxi (China) have signed a memorandum of understanding on long-term lithium supplies for battery cells. Under the agreement, Ganfeng will supply lithium to the Volkswagen Group and its suppliers for the next ten years.

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Lucid Motors gets real as Saudi funding comes through

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Things just got real for Tesla competitor Lucid Motors. The company, which announced a $1 billion deal with the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund last September, confirmed on Thursday that the investment is complete. That could make Lucid the most realistic competitor to Tesla yet, as it plans to bring its nearly fully developed Lucid Air to. Lucid Motors

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Mercedes-Benz Cars lays foundation for a battery factory at the Untertürkheim site

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At the site of the Mercedes-Benz Untertürkheim plant in Germany, the construction of the battery factory at the Brühl sub-plant has begun with the symbolic foundation-laying ceremony. By the end of the decade, Mercedes-Benz Cars will produce high-efficiency traction batteries for future Mercedes-Benz electric vehicles of the EQ product and technology brand on 12,000 m 2 in a newly erected and carbon-neutral battery factory at Brühl.

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Commentary: Overdue for reform, EV tax credit needs reasonable limits

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Now that the federal plug-in tax credit has begun to wind down on the U.S.-made made Chevrolet Bolt EV, members of Congress propose to do something about it. Democrats have proposed several bills in Congress to remove the manufacturer-based 200,000-car cap on the credits and extending them for 10 years, and a new proposal by California Democrat Ro. Politics transportation policy Incentives and Rebates EV tax credit

Top five things we’ve learned this week

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Amidst the ongoing Brexit omishambles and April Fool’s shenanigans, this week we also learned that cats do actually recognise their own names

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Tesla unleashes driver warnings from Navigate on Autopilot

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In a blog post on Thursday, Tesla announced that drivers will no longer have to approve lane changes when the car's Navigate on Autopilot system is engaged. It's a small step, but also a pretty big leap toward self-driving cars. Navigate on Autopilot is Tesla's "on-ramp to off-ramp" self-driving system, which allows its cars that have the feature. self-driving cars Tesla Autopilot

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Tesla Autopilot updates, Lucid gets clearer, Faraday's Future: Today's Car News

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Lucid Motors gets funding to build its Air. Faraday Future releases details on the future product it plans to build for China. Tesla has updated its Navigate on Autopilot system to be a little more autonomous. And we look at why the federal tax credit may need limits. All this and more on Green Car Reports. An update to Tesla's Navigate on. Faraday Future Lucid Motors Lucid Air

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