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ZEVs accounted for 18.8% of all new cars sold in California in 2022; 3 counties account for almost half

Green Car Congress

California announced that 18.8% (345,818 units) of all new cars sold last year in California were ZEVs. A small number of those ZEV sales (3.89%, or 3,303 units) were made to out-of-state buyers. 40% of ZEVs sold in the US are sold in California. Snapshot of CEC’s ZEV Sales dashboard.

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Aptera solar EV Launch Edition: 400-mile range, no Supercharging yet

Green Car Reports

Aptera on Friday detailed the Launch Edition configuration of its 3-wheeled EV, which the company hopes to begin producing by the end of 2023. The company claims now to have over 40,000 reservations for the vehicle, the first 5,000 of which will be Launch Edition models.

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Summit Nanotech closes $50M Series A2 for direct lithium extraction technology

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Summit Nanotech Corporation, a company developing direct lithium extraction (DLE) technology, closed a US$50 million Series A2. The Series A2 round was led by Evok Innovations and BDC Capital’s Climate Tech Fund alongside participation from previous investors including Xora Innovation and Capricorn Investment Group. Summit also welcomes a consortium of new climate-focused funds: Volta Energy Technologies, NGP, Helios Climate Ventures, and The Grantham Foundation.

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Tesla leaks ‘Magic Dock’ CCS adapter ahead of opening its Supercharger network

Electrek

Tesla has leaked ‘Magic Dock’ CCS adapter in its mobile app ahead of the imminent opening of its Supercharger network in North America. more… The post Tesla leaks ‘Magic Dock’ CCS adapter ahead of opening its Supercharger network appeared first on Electrek.

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Elon Musk finally indulges YouTuber and serial hugger Fidias

Teslarati

In this particular example, persistence — and a notable degree of luck — truly paid off. After a long, grueling saga, popular YouTuber Fidias was finally able to hug Tesla, SpaceX, and Twitter CEO Elon Musk.

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Tesla Model Y wins 2023 safety award with “near-perfect safety rating”

The Driven EV News

Tesla's all-electric SUV has won leading Car of the Year Safety Award after record posting highest ever score. The post Tesla Model Y wins 2023 safety award with “near-perfect safety rating” appeared first on The Driven. Electric Cars EV News

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SpaceX’s latest Falcon Heavy launch captured from a rare perspective

Teslarati

NASA cameras installed on the International Space Station happened to be in the right place and at the right time to capture SpaceX’s latest Falcon Heavy launch from orbit. Thanks to its timing, January 15th launch was already one of SpaceX’s most spectacular yet.

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SpaceX Starlink satellite internet tested in the field in Antarctica

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SpaceX’s Starlink internet continues to find success in Antarctica, Earth’s icy southernmost continent and has spread beyond McMurdo Station. The company first reported that Starlink reached Antarctica as part of a National Science Foundation experiment in September 2022.

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BMW and Solid Power deepen joint development partnership

EV Specifications

Under an expanded Joint Development Agreement, BMW Group and Solid Power have added a research and development license as a basis for their common next steps. This license enables BMW to establish an ASSB prototype line in its CMCC (Cell Manufacturing Competence Center) in Parsdorf near Munich.

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Aptera to begin production of Launch Edition EV

Teslarati

Aptera Motors announced plans to start production of its Launch Edition EV, which is equipped with around 700 watts of proprietary solar technology and powers up to 40 miles per day with solar energy. In October, Aptera announced the production of solar cells for its hyper-efficient EV.

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BYD Seal all electric-sedan spotted in Australia ahead of local launch

The Driven EV News

BYD's much anticipated all electric sedan, the Seal, spotted in Australia ahead of likely local launch. The post BYD Seal all electric-sedan spotted in Australia ahead of local launch appeared first on The Driven. EV News

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Tesla owners request FSD subscription or free supercharging after missing out on discounts

Teslarati

Tesla’s recent price adjustments are no joke. With one swift stroke , Tesla effectively made its vehicles like the Model 3 sedan and Model Y crossover into some of the most competitive electric cars in the market.

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Aptera Previews Launch Edition, Needs $50M To Start Making It

InsideEVs

The Launch Edition has a 400-mile range battery pack and an integrated solar package offering up to 40 miles of solar charge per day

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Lucid Motors follows Tesla price cuts, rolls out $7.5k discount for Air sedan leases

Teslarati

The price war that Tesla initiated when it lowered the prices of its entire S3XY lineup definitely seems to be affecting other automakers. Similar to other automakers such as Tesla, Lucid’s 2022 was quite challenging.

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Jeep opens pre-order books for all-electric Avenger

The Driven EV News

Jeep is now taking pre-orders for the electric Avenger model for a right hand drive market for the first time, paving the way for an entry into Australia. The post Jeep opens pre-order books for all-electric Avenger appeared first on The Driven. EV News

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Tesla Supercharger vigilante gets idle fee revenge on “EVholes” in China

Teslarati

Electric cars are becoming more and more mainstream. For drivers who have been using EVs for a long time, the emergence of electric cars as popular forms of transportation has its advantages and disadvantages. The advantage is that the transition to sustainable transport is accelerating.

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Tesla Model Y Wait Times Increasing In Europe Following Price Cut

InsideEVs

Demand for Tesla's crossover continues to surge

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Top questions Tesla investors want answered at the Q4 2022 earnings call

Teslarati

Tesla’s ( NASDAQ:TSLA ) fourth-quarter and full-year 2022 earnings call is a couple of days away, and investors of the company are already posting their questions for the event’s Q&A session.

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Tesla To Implement Automated Quality Control System At Fremont Factory

InsideEVs

In a bid to improve the build quality of its interiors, Tesla will install new robots that will inspect the fit and finish

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Elon Musk thanks the Tesla China team and wishes them a prosperous year

Teslarati

Tesla China’s team is arguably among the company’s hardest workers. Through the challenges of 2022 — from strict Covid lockdowns to severe supply chain issues — the Tesla China team pulled through.

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GM President Reveals Why The Corvette E-Ray Wasn't Fully Electric

InsideEVs

The mild-hybrid E-Ray was unveiled last week

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Chevrolet releases Silverado EV’s towing capacity test results

Teslarati

Chevrolet released the Silverado EV’s towing capacity test results. The all-electric Chevrolet Silverado is expected to hit the market by 2024. General Motors’ 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV RST will offer up to 10,000 lbs. of max towing on some variants.

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Ford F-150 Lightning Electric Truck Winter Road Trip Review

InsideEVs

Is Ford's fully electric pickup a wise option if you live in an area that gets cold temps and plenty of snow

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Over 44,000 Reservations for Sono Motors Sion Solar EV

Electric Cars Report

Solar mobility OEM Sono Motors is making great progress in the testing and series-validation program of its solar electric vehicle Sion, and is technologically on a fast track to pre-series production, which is planned in summer 2023.

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Jeep Avenger EV To Start At £36,500 In The UK

InsideEVs

The Avenger was recently crowned European Car Of The Year

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Alfa Romeo Tonale Plug-In Hybrid Q4: UK Pricing and Specification Revealed

Electric Cars Report

The Alfa Romeo Tonale Plug-In Hybrid Q4 completes the Tonale range—the model with which the brand made its entrance into the world of electrification.

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Audi Activesphere Concept Teased Again Before Its Reveal

InsideEVs

Audi’s fourth sphere concept will debut on January 26

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New Volkswagen ID.7 with smart air conditioning

Electric Cars Report

Air conditioning systems are an integral part of modern cars and ensure pleasant temperatures in all seasons. Volkswagen goes one step further in the new ID.7

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Tesla Model Y At 50,000 Miles: Here's What You Should Expect

InsideEVs

The Tesla Model Y is the most popular EV in the US, and now it's over $20,000 cheaper with the price cut and tax credit

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A hydrogen-powered electric truck is being built by Adani in partnership with Ashok Leyland and Ballard

Electric Vehicles India

Adani is partnering with Ashok Leyland and Ballard to develop a hydrogen-powered electric truck in India this year.

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What EV has the Best Bang for the Buck?

Clean Fleet Report

What EV has the Best Bang for the Buck? Questions & Answers from our Friends at EarthTalk® Dear EarthTalk : Which of the EV models now available in the U.S. provide the most bang for the buck? Is now a good time to finally make the upgrade from my internal combustion car? — P.

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Electric Utes — Is Toyota Blind to Opportunity?

CleanTechnica

Australian media is awash with news of companies transforming Toyota’s Land Cruisers and Hilux into electric utes. One must ask, is Toyota blind to this opportunity? It can’t be cheap to rip the guts out of a diesel fourby and replace it with electrics.

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BEV Sales Double In South Africa In 2022, Plenty More Room For Growth

CleanTechnica

Sales of battery electric vehicles breached the 500 units per year mark in South Africa for the first time ever. Last year, 502 BEVs were sold in South Africa, up from 218 in 2021.

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Uber Designing Specialized Ride Hailing & Delivery Vehicles

CleanTechnica

Uber says it is exploring a partnership with an establish automaker to manufacture specialized ride hailing vehicles. Cars Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Arrival London Uber UK

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California ZEV Sales Near 19% of All New Car Sales in 2022

CleanTechnica

California announced the latest data showing the state’s accelerating transition to zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) and ZEV market dominance — 18.8% of all new cars sold last year in California were ZEVs and 40% of ZEVs sold in the U.S. are sold in California.

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Hurry, Chevy Bolts Down An Astonishing 47% To $19,995 Until March! (Net After Tax Credit)

CleanTechnica

In 2021, the future of the Chevy Bolt was uncertain.

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The Economic Impact Of EVs On Households — Not All Are Equal

CleanTechnica

Reductions are especially pronounced in the American West and parts of the Northeast, primarily due to a varying combination of cleaner electricity grids, lower electricity prices and smaller drive-cycle and temperature-related impacts on fuel.

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