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Argonne researchers find cathode material synthesis a key reason for performance degradation of sodium-ion batteries

Green Car Congress

One of the more promising candidates for batteries beyond the current standard of lithium-ion materials is the sodium-ion (Na-ion) battery. Na-ion is particularly attractive because of the greater abundance and lower cost of sodium compared with lithium. In addition, when cycled at high voltage (4.5

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More affordable Polestar 2 undercuts Tesla Model 3, at $47,200 for US

Green Car Reports

The new 270-mile single-motor version of the Polestar 2 will start at $47,200 (including destination) in the United States, Polestar confirmed Thursday. That base price undercuts the Tesla Model 3, which now starts at $48,190 for base version with a 272-mile range.

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AVTOVAZ trying to work around Renault pull-out

Green Car Congress

The Renault Group suspended its industrial activities in Russia on 23 March ( earlier post ). Regarding its stake in AVTOVAZ, Renault Group said that it is assessing the available options, taking into account the current environment, while acting responsibly towards its 45,000 employees in Russia.

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Electrify America's future EV charging stations: Solar canopies, customer lounges, valet services

Green Car Reports

Electrify America is looking to make its charging experience more upscale, with more elaborate installations than today's standalone parking-lot chargers.

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Maersk to deploy 300 electric trucks in N. America in partnership with Einride; first batch BYD 8TT Gen 3

Green Car Congress

Moller - Maersk (Maersk) will add 300 electric trucks to its North American network, making it the largest heavy-duty electric truck deployment to date.

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Many Tesla models are now sold out until 2023 in the US even after price increase

Electrek

Tesla updated its delivery timelines on new vehicle orders and it showed that many models, especially the Model Y, are sold out for the year in the US – even after the price increase. more….

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USPS orders 50,000 Next Generation Delivery Vehicles for $2.98B; 10,019 to be electric

Green Car Congress

The US Postal Service has placed its initial Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV) delivery order with Oshkosh Defense at a cost of $2.98 billion. The first order is for 50,000 vehicles—a minimum of which will be for 10,019 battery electric vehicles (BEVs)—approximately a doubling of the earlier targeted EV cohort. We are pleased to be moving forward with this much needed investment in our fleet.

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Electrify America outlines new design vision for future EV charging stations

Green Car Congress

Electrify America has described a new design vision for some of its future charging stations intended to exceed electric vehicle (EV) customer expectations.

Tesla issues new recall for rearview image display delay in Autopilot Computer 2.5 vehicles

Teslarati

Tesla has issued a new recall of 947 Model 3, Model S, and Model X vehicles because certain cars equipped with Autopilot Computer 2.5 may have a delay in the rearview image display that is greater than two seconds of the start of a backing event, NHTSA documents state.

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Honda unveils new Civic hybrid in Europe: Civic e:HEV

Green Car Congress

In Europe, Honda has unveiled the all-new Civic e:HEV, the 11 th generation of its iconic global compact car. The all-new hybrid Civic features Honda’s e:HEV powertrain technology as standard, and completes the brand’s mission to electrify all its mainstream European models by the end of 2022.

Washington passes bill to target all EV sales by 2030 – for real this time (Updated)

Electrek

Washington state has set a target that all vehicles of model year 2030 or later sold, purchased or registered in Washington state be electric vehicles. The bill was signed today by Gov. Inslee, making Washington the state with the earliest all-electric new car target in the nation. more….

EIA projects US renewable diesel supply to surpass biodiesel in the near term but remain small part of larger diesel market

Green Car Congress

In its Annual Energy Outlook 2022 (AEO2022) Reference case, which reflects current laws and regulations, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) projects that renewable diesel supply (domestic production and net imports) will exceed biodiesel supply in the near term.

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Tesla Model 3, Y axed from CVRP rebate after price hikes from ‘inflation pressure’

Teslarati

Tesla’s mass-market Model 3 and Model Y vehicles have been axed from the California Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) following the automaker’s latest price hikes due to “inflation pressure.”

Toyochem develops low-odor, low-VOC acrylic adhesive for vehicle & building interiors; T-VOC 10% of conventional products

Green Car Congress

Toyochem Co., the polymers and coatings arm of Japan’s Toyo Ink Group, launched a new low-odor, low-VOC acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA), the Oribain EXK 21-046, for use in enclosed spaces such as vehicles and building interiors.

Volkswagen delays ID.5 launch in Germany due to part shortage from Ukraine

Teslarati

Volkswagen is delaying the launch of the all-electric ID.5 by a month as a part needed from a Ukrainian supplier has not arrived because of supply disruptions.

Curb and Uber partner to make taxis available to Uber app users

Green Car Congress

Curb, a ride-hailing app for licensed taxi and for-hire rides in North America, announced the execution of a strategic partnership agreement with Uber that will enable Curb-connected drivers to receive trip requests from Uber users. The integration will provide wider transportation options for riders and more trips for drivers as the taxi booking option becomes available in the Uber app.

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2023 Nissan Ariya e-4orce will make all-wheel drive about more than traction: Tech preview

Green Car Reports

Our first time in the driver’s seat of the 2023 Nissan Ariya missed out on the star of the lineup: the company’s dual-motor all-wheel-drive system, augmented by a next-generation chassis system called e-4orce.

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SoCal Edison offering EV grant writing assistance to medium- and heavy-duty fleet owners

Green Car Congress

The cost of electrifying commercial fleets can be a significant barrier. Although many millions of dollars in electric vehicle grants are available each year to help with the cost of going electric, the grant programs are often complex, and the application process is time-consuming and very competitive.

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US announces the first offshore wind lease sale off the Carolinas

Electrek

The US Department of the Interior today announced that it has now completed its environmental review and will hold its first offshore wind energy lease sale off the Carolinas on May 11. more…. The post US announces the first offshore wind lease sale off the Carolinas appeared first on Electrek.

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Volkswagen Group applying to Spain’s PERTE program for E-Mobility Hub; €7B investment; gigafactory in Valencia

Green Car Congress

The Volkswagen Group will apply to Spain’s Electric Vehicle PERTE program after the Spanish government announced it will open the call for applications on 1 April 2022. The Group’s ‘Future Fast Forward’ program would include a total investment of more than €7 billion together with external suppliers along the entire value chain of e-mobility. Furthermore, Volkswagen announced Valencia as the dedicated location for a new battery cell gigafactory in Spain.

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Direct Sales Bill Passes Out of Committee

EV Club of CT

SB-214 has at minimum 19 votes Final tallies have not been posted on the Transportation Committee website as of this writing on the evening of March 24th, but as of the roll call vote, there. Read more. Advocacy Blog Electric Vehicles News EV Club CT EV Direct Sales Lucid Rivian SB 214 Tesla

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USPS doubles its order of electric vehicles but sticks to mostly buying inefficient gas trucks

Electrek

The United States Postal Service (USPS) announced that it updated its plan to upgrade its fleet of delivery vehicles to double the number of electric vehicles as part of the order.

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Nissan Ariya e-4orce preview, Polestar undercuts Tesla, Electrify America future designs: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

We drive the Nissan Ariya electric crossover and preview its clever all-wheel-drive system. Electrify America looks at an upscale future for EV charging. And pricing has been revealed for the Polestar 2, and it’s well below that of the Tesla Model 3 when you consider the EV tax credit.

Quick Charge Podcast: March 24, 2022

Electrek

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: March 24, 2022 appeared first on Electrek.

Puzzling Out the Drone War Over Ukraine

Cars That Think

In 2014, Ukrainian soldiers fighting in Crimea knew that the sight of Russian drones would soon be followed by a heavy barrage of Russian artillery.

Can-Am announces it will launch two new electric motorcycles for on- and off-road riding

Electrek

BRP , the parent company of the historic Can-Am brand, has just announced that the legacy motorcycle brand is returning to its roots with a new twist, coming back with two all-electric motorcycles. more….

Nikola Tre BEV Series Production Began March 21, Beating Tesla Semi

InsideEVs

Arizona-based company says it doesn't expect to build and deliver more than 500 Tre BEV trucks this year due to parts shortages

Tesla issues another over-the-air recall on a small number of cars in the US

Electrek

Tesla has had to issue another “recall” that is actually just another over-the-air software update on a small number of cars in the US. more…. The post Tesla issues another over-the-air recall on a small number of cars in the US appeared first on Electrek.

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The origins of NDEW and DEED

Plug in America

Plug In America watchers know that Drive Electric Earth Day (DEED), celebrated for the entire month of April, is an extension of September’s National Drive Electric Week (NDEW). But how did NDEW come about?

Electrek Podcast: Tesla made-in-Germany launch, Elon gives hint on Master Plan 3, USPS fail, and more

Electrek

This week on the Electrek Podcast , we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Tesla’s launch of made-in-Germany Model Y, Elon Musk giving a hint on what Master Plan Part 3 is about, USPS’ fail fleet update, and more. more….

Elon Musk Confirms Two New Multi-Layered Colors From Giga Berlin

InsideEVs

In the Q&A session with Giga Berlin employees, Tesla's CEO mentioned a "very special red" and a kind of "liquid silver

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Bird Bike with 50-mile range falls to new low of $800 off at $1,500, more in New Green Deals

Electrek

If you’ve been holding out on picking up an e-bike, waiting for one with longer range at a steeper discount, now’s your chance.

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Video Friday: Quadruped Transformer

Cars That Think

Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your friends at IEEE Spectrum robotics. We also post a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months. Please send us your events for inclusion.

Addmotor M-430 e-bike review: A surprisingly powerful and easy to ride fat-tire electric cruiser bike

Electrek

The Addmotor M-430 may not look like much of a performance e-bike, but the don’t judge a book by its cover adage holds with electric bikes as well. Believe it or not, this relaxing-looking cruiser e-bike is actually a peppy ride when you open it up. more….

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Government gets Rs 45000 crores investment under ACC Battery PLI Scheme; 4 successful names announced

Electric Vehicles India

Allotment made for 50 GWh of battery capacity to 4 successful bidders for the incentive under (PLI) Scheme for Advanced Chemistry Cell (ACC) Battery Storage. The manufacturing facility is excepted to set up in next 2 years Incentive to be disbursed on sale of batteries manufactured in India.

Tesla's Elon Musk May Be The World's First Trillionaire By 2024

InsideEVs

And, in many cases, the vocal CEO chooses to live as if he's far from wealthy

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When New York City Was a Wiretapper’s Dream

Cars That Think

On February 11, 1955, an anonymous tip led two New York Police Department detectives and two New York Telephone Company investigators to an apartment on the fourth floor of a residential building at 360 East 55th Street in midtown Manhattan.