October, 2022

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Arrival (ARVL) successfully builds its first electric Van using novel Microfactory model

Electrek

EV startup Arrival has completed a huge step in bringing its first commercial EV into production, particularly in the way its flagship Van is being assembled. Arrival has successfully built its first production-verification Van using its Microfactory in Bicester, UK, marking the start of a new streamlined assembly that could eventually shift how and where EVs are built in the future. more….

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EV fast-charging at 100 Taco Bells: A new norm for fast food?

Green Car Reports

More than 100 Taco Bell restaurants are set to be “electrified” over the next year with DC fast-charging stations for electric vehicles, announced the operator Diversified Restaurant Group, earlier this month. The locations are due to be fitted with ChargeNet Stations offering what the companies said on average will amount to 100 miles.

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Former Tesla AI Director Andrej Karpathy will always be welcome, confirms Musk

Teslarati

Former Tesla AI Director Andrej Karpathy was recently featured in Lex Fridman’s podcast, where he talked about a number of topics, including his departure from the electric vehicle maker. During his conversation with Fridman, Karpathy hinted that he’s open to an “Act 2” in Tesla, especially as the company is on the verge of something great with Optimus. “Obviously, I love the company a lot.

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This aspiring and persistent EV owner has installed the first kerb-side pop up charger

The Driven EV News

In the leafy (but largely off-street parking deficient) suburb of Albert Park in Melbourne, there is now the very first operational Kerbcharge unit. The post This aspiring and persistent EV owner has installed the first kerb-side pop up charger appeared first on The Driven.

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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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Drone technology elevates innovation in water risk applications

Innovation News Network

Read how RSS-Hydro is leading several innovative projects for the use of drone technology in water-based risk applications. The post Drone technology elevates innovation in water risk applications appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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NIO suffers ET5 delivery delays due to Covid

CN EV Post

Many Weibo users have shared messages they recently received from NIO saying that the expected delivery date of their ET5 will be delayed due to Covid. The post NIO suffers ET5 delivery delays due to Covid appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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Vintage Nissan Sunny electric pickup hauls with Leaf power

Green Car Reports

Nissan doesn't make an electric pickup truck, but a South Carolina tuner may have just created the next best thing—for Nissan itself to show. Tommy Pike Customs (TPC) took a 1987 Nissan Sunny Truck and gave it a Nissan Leaf powertrain transplant. The completed truck will be displayed at Nissan's booth at the 2022 SEMA show, the annual.

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USA’s 1st Vehicle-To-Grid Export Rate For Commercial Electric Vehicles

CleanTechnica EVs

A groundbreaking settlement agreement between Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and the Vehicle-Grid Integration Council (VGIC), Electrify America LLC, and the Public Advocates Office at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). The settlement approves the establishment of the nation’s first “vehicle-to-grid” (V2G) export compensation mechanism for commercial electric vehicle (EV) charging customers in its […].

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One million EVs: 100 Australian companies urge rapid uptake of electric vehicles

The Driven EV News

Australian business wants to see the country transition faster to EVs and says it knows the way to do it. The post One million EVs: 100 Australian companies urge rapid uptake of electric vehicles appeared first on The Driven.

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Ford extends dealership EV investment deadline

Teslarati

Ford has announced that Ford dealers will have an extra month to consider before the deadline to invest in the brand’s EV future. Ford made the news earlier this year for aggressively revitalizing its dealership system in the U.S. In short, while the company sees the benefits of having such a widespread dealer network, the auto giant also wants to remain price competitive with new direct-to-consumer options.

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

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Most NIO models see shorter wait times, '866' models can be delivered in as soon as 2 weeks

CN EV Post

Expected delivery times for all versions of ES8, ES6, EC6 are 2-4 weeks after locking in orders, down from 3-5 weeks previously. The post Most NIO models see shorter wait times, '866' models can be delivered in as soon as 2 weeks appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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Tesla is clearing another 170 acres of forest at Gigafactory Berlin for expansion

Electrek

Tesla is starting to clear another 170 acres of forest at Gigafactory Berlin to prepare for a massive expansion of the EV factory. more…. The post Tesla is clearing another 170 acres of forest at Gigafactory Berlin for expansion appeared first on Electrek.

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Rapidly developing battery minerals by connecting electric vehicle end users upstream

Innovation News Network

To accelerate access by the electric vehicle (EV) industry to desperately needed battery minerals, QX Resources is directly linking the end users to multiple ‘upstream’ high-quality exploration and development projects across Australia. Numerous well informed lithium battery and EV industry forecasters have constantly highlighted the rapidly increasing demand for the battery minerals, to feed the demand […].

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New Approach Would Improve User Access to Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

CleanTechnica EVs

In the future, the high demand for EV charging is something that will need to be addressed. Despite more and more EV charging stations becoming available every day, there are still a few areas that need to be addressed until access to charging stations becomes more widespread. Location, time, and duration are three areas that […].

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

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Finnish EV charging giant launches in Australia, with “superfast” chargers and V2G

The Driven EV News

Virta officially launches in Australia market with the unveil of the first superfast EV charger it is rolling out in partnership with Australia's Tetris Energy. The post Finnish EV charging giant launches in Australia, with “superfast” chargers and V2G appeared first on The Driven.

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Andrej Karpathy talks meaning of life and leaving Tesla with Lex Fridman

Teslarati

Tesla’s former AI Director, Andrej Karpathy, was the latest guest on Lex Fridman’s podcast. Karpathy, a founding member of OpenAI and Stanford educator, spoke with Fridman on a variety of topics, including AI, leaving Tesla, and even the meaning of life. For those who are considering learning more about machine learning, Karpathy has this advice to share. “Beginners are often focused on what to do, and I think the focus should be more on how much you do.

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XPeng G9 review: A great EV, but some features may be unnecessary

CN EV Post

The XPeng G9 is one of the best EV models available in China, but the emphasis on many features of limited significance has instead overshadowed its core competencies. The post XPeng G9 review: A great EV, but some features may be unnecessary appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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EU officially inks complete ban on new combustion vehicles from 2035 onward

Electrek

Following over five years of debate and a steadfast proposal introduced last year, the EU has agreed upon its first terms under a “Fit for 55” package to significantly reduce carbon emissions in Europe and achieve climate neutrality by 2050. The EU agreement increases required cuts to carbon emissions by 2030 and issues a complete ban on new combustion cars and vans from 2035 onward. more….

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Arrival Ditching UK Production For US To Tap Into EV Tax Credit

InsideEVs

Brought to you by the Inflation Reduction Act.

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Researchers Discover Substitutes For Rare Earth Materials In Magnets

CleanTechnica EVs

Researchers at the University of Cambridge, in collaboration with colleagues in Austria, report that tetrataenite, a “cosmic magnet” that takes millions of years to develop naturally in meteorites, can potentially be used instead of rare earth materials in magnets. Previously, attempts to make tetrataenite in the laboratory have depended on extreme and impractical methods, but […].

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Subaru Solterra electric AWD SUV spotted ahead of Australia launch

The Driven EV News

A Kia EV6 owner spots Subaru Solterra at Cooma ahead of its local 2023 launch. The post Subaru Solterra electric AWD SUV spotted ahead of Australia launch appeared first on The Driven.

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Elon Musk Twitter takeover prompts prank that fools mainstream media

Teslarati

Elon Musk is, in many ways, a fan of internet jokes and memes. And amidst his takeover of the social media platform Twitter, some mainstream media outlets ended up falling for a popular and pretty raunchy internet joke — hook, line, and sinker. Musk’s Twitter takeover was not absent of drama, especially after the Tesla CEO terminated three executives and a senior employee.

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NIO to allow owners to swap battery packs for different capacity in China

CN EV Post

As NIO said, flexibility is the new premium, and its latest pilot means that owners can swap to a different capacity battery pack at any time. The post NIO to allow owners to swap battery packs for different capacity in China appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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Ford F-150 Lightning road trip test: Can the electric pickup travel as well as gas?

Electrek

Besides F-150 Lightning towing , I also wanted to see how good the electric pickup would be for road-tripping. So I planned a trip from New York City to Detroit. And by planned, I mean I put the trip in Google Maps and made sure there were Electrify America (EA) stops along the way. Could it be this easy? more…. The post Ford F-150 Lightning road trip test: Can the electric pickup travel as well as gas?

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MKBHD Drives The Original Tesla Roadster, Says It’s A Real Sports Car

InsideEVs

There hasn't actually been another EV like the Tesla Roadster since.

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Mobilize Fast Charge: The New Ultrafast Charging Network In Europe

CleanTechnica EVs

New fast chargers are coming to Europe by mid-2024. Mobilize, a brand of Renault Group along with Renault dealerships, is launching Mobilize Fast Charge network. The ultrafast charging network consists of 200 charging stations, with most of the stations located at Renault dealerships that are less than 5 minutes from a motorway or expressway exit, […].

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BP unveils its first fast-charging station in Australia

The Driven EV News

First BP Pulse fast-charger goes online in Melbourne's outskirts, heralding its entry into the EV space in Australia. The post BP unveils its first fast-charging station in Australia appeared first on The Driven.

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Porsche stock hits record high after stellar earnings report

Teslarati

Stock in the German automaker Porsche has hit record highs today after the company posted a stellar earnings report for Q3. In short, Porsche ( XETRA: P911 ) had an incredibly successful quarter, especially regarding financials. The company has increased revenue by 41% in the first nine months of the year compared to last year, totaling just over 5 billion euros ($4.98 billion).

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BYD-Benz JV Denza begins deliveries of D9 MPV

CN EV Post

Since the D9's official launch, the model has received more than 30,000 orders with non-refundable deposits, Denza said. The post BYD-Benz JV Denza begins deliveries of D9 MPV appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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Tesla Model Y becomes best-selling car in Europe, and might be for a while

Electrek

Tesla Model Y took the top spot on the list of best-selling cars in Europe in September, and the electric SUV might stay there for a while. more…. The post Tesla Model Y becomes best-selling car in Europe, and might be for a while appeared first on Electrek.

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Porsche Taycan Facelift Due In 2024, 1,000-HP Turbo GT Variant Also On The Way

InsideEVs

Porsche's electric sedan is set to receive a midlife refresh.

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The “Delivery Wave” At Tesla Is Causing Problems With Logistics, Not Demand

CleanTechnica EVs

I’ve been monitoring Tesla deliveries for years. My job depends on it. Typically, Tesla vehicle deliveries are concentrated at the end of the quarter as the electric automaker scrambles to make (or beat) “the numbers” predicted by Wall Street analysts. Why? This often acts as a catalyst to increase investor confidence. In turn, the company’s stock […].

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Incat Tasmania teams with ABB on hybrid electric “fast ferry”

The Driven EV News

The two companies will evaluate the suitability Incat's catamaran ferry for operating in hybrid modes, as well as a potential full battery operation. The post Incat Tasmania teams with ABB on hybrid electric “fast ferry” appeared first on The Driven.

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Lucid gains EPA approval to launch 2023 Air models

Teslarati

Lucid has gained EPA approval to launch the sale of several 2023 model-year trims of the Air electric vehicle. Lucid gained Certificates of Conformity for the Air Grand Touring’s 19″, 20″, and 21″ trim levels , which allows the manufacturer to sell the vehicles to consumers. Lucid applied for EPA certification of these vehicles on September 7, and gained a Certificate of Conformity just two days later on September 9.

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