March, 2023

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U.S. Steel Announces New Steel That’s Ideal For EVs

CleanTechnica EVs

Humanity has been working with metal for a long, long time. So, it may be tempting to think that we’ve learned all there is to learn about the stuff. Even mass-produced steel is well over a century old. But, a recent announcement from U.S.

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Amprius verifies 500 Wh/kg, 1300 Wh/L battery platform

Green Car Congress

Amprius Technologies, developer of the Silicon Anode Platform for batteries, has verified a lithium-ion cell delivering energy density of 500 Wh/kg, 1300 Wh/L, resulting in unparalleled run time. At approximately half the weight and volume of state-of-the-art, commercially available lithium-ion cells, the new battery cell delivers potential industry-disrupting performance with barrier-breaking discharge times.

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These 7 US states lead the nation in EV registrations

Green Car Reports

Seven states and the District of Columbia led the nation in plug-in car registrations in 2022, each with more than 10 per thousand people, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Along with D.C., the seven states with the most plug-in car registrations were California, Hawaii, Washington, Oregon, Vermont, Colorado, and Nevada. That's.

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Tesla preps for Cybertruck paint, perhaps ditching wraps

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Tesla is preparing Cybertruck production with job postings that indicate the vehicle will be available in different colors, perhaps ditching past indications from CEO Elon Musk that had some ready to be able to wrap the truck in any color or pattern. Tesla has seven positions listed at its Gigafactory Texas facility that show the company is hiring for various roles for the Cybertruck’s paint operations.

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

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NIO to start ET5 delivery in Germany on Mar 31

CN EV Post

March 31 is the official delivery date for the NIO ET5 in Germany, and NIO is using it as an opportunity to launch its ET5 first mover marketing campaign. | NIO US | NIO HK | NIO SG (Image credit: NIO) NIO (NYSE: NIO) will begin delivery of the ET5 in Germany on the last day of this month, fulfilling its previous promise to begin European deliveries of the sedan in March.

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Tesla (TSLA) is on pace for a record quarter

Electrek

Tesla (TSLA) appears to be on pace for a record quarter for deliveries led by solid performance in the US, China, and Norway. more… The post Tesla (TSLA) is on pace for a record quarter appeared first on Electrek.

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Ford Teases 2nd Electric Truck, Shows BlueOval City Progress

CleanTechnica EVs

Back in September, we wrote about Ford’s plans for BlueOval City, its largest ever production facility, meant to propel them into the EV future. We also covered the company’s plans to go beyond the fences of its facility to do more to help make a true community around BlueOval City in West Tennessee.

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Metal-Detecting Drone Could Autonomously Find Landmines

Cars That Think

Metal detecting can be a fun hobby, or it can be a task to be completed in deadly earnest—if the buried treasure you’re searching for includes landmines and explosive remnants of war. This is an enormous, dangerous problem: Something like 12,000 square kilometers worldwide are essentially useless and uninhabitable because of the threat of buried explosives, and thousands and thousands of people are injured or killed every year.

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Tesla quietly launches digital in-car Owner’s Manual

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Tesla quietly added a digital version of its owner’s manual for each vehicle in a new update, making it easily accessible for owners. Tesla added the feature as an undocumented change with software version 2023.6.8 and was originally spotted by Reddit u/ultimate_butler in the r/TeslaMotors subreddit. The easily accessible owner’s manual feature will now allow drivers to access their vehicle’s book straight from the center touch screen, instead of having to pull out the physical

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China NEV insurance registrations for week ending Mar 26: BYD 43,490, Tesla 15,886, NIO 1,909

CN EV Post

NIO is on track to reach its guidance, with 9,199 vehicles registered in the past four weeks. Insurance registrations for new energy vehicles (NEVs) in China continued to increase last week compared to the previous week, although the performance of major automakers was mixed. For the week ending March 26, insurance registrations for all passenger vehicles in China were 400,400 units, up 37.64 percent year-on-year and up 29.02 percent from the previous week , according to information shared today

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

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54 organizations demand Toyota shift to EVs globally as new CEO steps in

Electrek

A coalition of 54 consumer and environmental groups from 26 countries have written a letter to Toyota asking that the company phase-out fossil fuels globally by 2035, and in Europe by 2030. The letter is timed to coincide with the start of new CEO Koji Sato’s tenure at the company on April 1. more… The post 54 organizations demand Toyota shift to EVs globally as new CEO steps in appeared first on Electrek.

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Legacy auto faces disaster in China with unsellable cars as pollution crunch looms

The Driven EV News

Potentially millions of petrol and diesel cars may become unsellable in world's biggest car market as China moves to new pollution standards and EV demand booms. The post Legacy auto faces disaster in China with unsellable cars as pollution crunch looms appeared first on The Driven.

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How Tesla Became Debt-Free In Just Two Decades

CleanTechnica EVs

Tesla has become nearly debt-free in just two decades, a feat that’s unheard of in the auto industry’s more-than-century-old history. How the electric vehicle company was able to keep its debts low has created a new precedent for auto manufacturers, simultaneously putting pressure on some of the industry’s biggest names.

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Is social intelligence the future of AI?

Innovation News Network

The future of AI requires the implementation of social awareness to ensure that its growth is not stunted by a lack of social skills. The post Is social intelligence the future of AI? appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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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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Tesla holds nearly 50% market share in Norway

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Tesla holds nearly 50% market share in Norway this month, thanks to stellar Model Y sales in March. The American electric car maker has been dominating Norway’s EV sales for quite some time and hit a new milestone this year. Based on figures from the Norwegian Road Federation (OFV), Tesla set a new sales record in March. As of March 26, Tesla sold approximately 5,639 Model Y units in Norway, beating its last sales record of 5,315 Model 3 units in March 2019.

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NIO stops ET7 production, to launch facelift this year, report says

CN EV Post

A revamped version of the NIO ET7 is expected to be optimized for exterior and interior details and will likely be unveiled during the Shanghai auto show, according to a local media report. | NIO US | NIO HK | NIO SG (The NIO ET7 presented at the Shanghai auto show in April 2021. Image credit: CnEVPost) NIO (NYSE: NIO) is rumored to have stopped production of its flagship sedan ET7, which would not be surprising if it turns out to be true, as the NIO App stopped showing the wait time for the m

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In a first, renewables beat coal in the US power sector in 2022

Electrek

For the first time ever, renewable power generation – that’s wind, solar, hydro, biomass, and geothermal – exceeded coal-fired generation in the US electric power sector in 2022, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). more… The post In a first, renewables beat coal in the US power sector in 2022 appeared first on Electrek.

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EV battery recycler hits 95% recovery rate in world-first collection program

The Driven EV News

EV battery recycler founded by former Tesla chief technology officer reveals big success in first program aiming for "truly circular economy". The post EV battery recycler hits 95% recovery rate in world-first collection program appeared first on The Driven.

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90,000 Miles On My Tesla Model 3 — Maintenance Costs Higher Than Expected

CleanTechnica EVs

I am a huge EV and Tesla fanboy. I know that in principal EVs are much less complex than cars with internal combustion engines. An internal combustion engine (ICE) replacement cost is ~$7000. It is much more complex than an electric motor. In addition, ICE cars have very complex transmissions (replacement cost ~$5000).

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Agility’s Latest Digit Robot Prepares for its First Job

Cars That Think

This morning at the ProMat conference in Chicago, Agility Robotics is introducing the latest iteration of Digit, their bipedal multipurpose robot designed for near-term commercial success in warehouse and logistics operations. This version of Digit adds a head (for human-robot interaction) along with manipulators intended for the very first task that Digit will be performing, one that Agility hopes will be its entry point to a sustainable and profitable business bringing bipedal robots into the

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First look of Tesla Giga Mexico site shared by Mexican official

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A first look at the upcoming Tesla Gigafactory Mexico site has been shared by a Mexican government official on Twitter. As highlighted by Elon Musk, one of the most important efforts that Tesla is currently undergoing is a dramatic production ramp , which allows the company to reach more and more customers by the day. Key to this plan has been establishing an increasing number of factories, including the newest Tesla facility , which will be located in Northern Mexico.

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NIO brings over 300 partners together to help it achieve swap station build-out goal

CN EV Post

NIO said it hopes to strengthen its relationships with partners to help it reach its plan to add 1,000 battery swap stations in 2023. | NIO US | NIO HK | NIO SG (Image credit: NIO) NIO (NYSE: NIO) yesterday made its third-generation battery swap station a real-life debut in Haikou , Hainan, but perhaps a more important move was its gathering with hundreds of partners in the city.

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Tesla is on the hunt for electricians as it grows its solar/battery business

Electrek

Tesla is on the hunt for a lot of electricians as it grows its solar and battery business after the tax credit was increased to 30% last year. more… The post Tesla is on the hunt for electricians as it grows its solar/battery business appeared first on Electrek.

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NeoPlants opens “The Seed”: A synthetic biology lab for developing Neo P1s

Green Authority

NeoPlants , a pioneering company in bioengineering plants, has announced the opening of its new state-of-the-art synthetic biology lab, The Seed. This groundbreaking facility in North Paris will accommodate a range of fields and create a collaborative environment for developing their natural air purifier, the Neo P1. Lionel Mora, co-founder and CEO of NeoPlants, emphasized the company’s mission to curb air pollution, starting inside the home. “Bioengineering our plants requires criti

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Norway’s Plugins Continue To Grow, Tesla Model Y Bestseller

CleanTechnica EVs

February saw Norway’s plugin electric vehicle share continue to grow to 90.1%, from 86.1% year on year. All the growth came from full electrics, whilst plugin hybrids lost share. Overall auto volume was 7,439 units, down some 9% YoY. The bestselling vehicle was the Tesla Model Y. February’s 90.1% overall plugin share comprised 83.

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Mercedes-Benz begins construction of EV battery recycling plant in Germany

Electric Cars Report

Mercedes-Benz is intending to recycle electric vehicle battery systems and is starting the construction of its recycling plant in Kuppenheim, Germany. The company laid the foundation stone for the sustainable battery recycling facility, cutting resource consumption and establishing closed-loop recycling of battery raw materials. The first stage of the plant – mechanical dismantling of electric […] The post Mercedes-Benz begins construction of EV battery recycling plant in Germany app

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Tesla to expand IT facility, install new automation equipment at Fremont

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Tesla will expand the Information Technology (IT) building and install new automation equipment on production lines at the Fremont Factory, filings show. Tesla filed to expand the IT buildings on the North end of the Fremont Factory property on Wednesday. The $1.5 million project will make the IT building larger and also upgrade the facility, according to filings with the City of Fremont.

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NIO signs deal with die-casting parts supplier Wencan

CN EV Post

Wencan aims to supply products from near NIO 's plants by 2025, and the two companies will work together to arrange capacity expansion plans. | NIO US | NIO HK | NIO SG (Image credit: CnEVPost) NIO (NYSE: NIO) has entered into a strategic partnership with yet another auto parts giant that will provide supply support near its plants. One-piece die-casting parts supplier Wencan Group signed a five-year strategic cooperation framework agreement with NIO on March 26, according to an exchange annou

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A Chinese wind turbine maker just debuted Asia’s first recyclable blade

Electrek

MingYang Smart Energy has launched a huge turbine blade made of over 95% recyclable materials – the first of its kind in Asia. more… The post A Chinese wind turbine maker just debuted Asia’s first recyclable blade appeared first on Electrek.

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The EV Transition Is Harder Than Anyone Thinks

Cars That Think

Volvo Cars CEO Jim Rowan boldly proclaims that electric vehicles will reach price parity with internal-combustion-engine (ICE) vehicles by 2025. Not likely, counter Mercedes-Benz’s chief technology officer Markus Schäfer and Renault Group CEO Luca de Meo. The International Energy Agency predicts that EVs will make up more than 60 percent of vehicles sold globally by 2030.

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Best Selling Electric Cars In The World — January 2023

CleanTechnica EVs

The Tesla Model Y is #1 again in the electric vehicle market. Registrations were up 10% year over year (YoY) in January, to over 662,000 units. China’s market was the main driver of growth. Share-wise, 2023 started with plugin vehicles getting 11% share of the global auto market (7.6% BEV).

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Environmental and consumer groups demand Toyota go all electric, stop lobbying

The Driven EV News

54 advocacy groups from 26 countries have signed an open letter to Toyota's incoming CEO calling for the phase out of fossil fuel powered cars, and an end to obstructive lobbying. The post Environmental and consumer groups demand Toyota go all electric, stop lobbying appeared first on The Driven.

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Tesla market share explodes in Q1, overtaking BMW, Mercedes, and others

Teslarati

New data from Cox Automotive found that Tesla was the fastest-growing automaker in the industry regarding market share during Q1. U.S. EV market share has almost always been dominated by Tesla, but in terms of the broader market , the EV leader has lagged behind legacy automakers. However, that standing has quickly changed as Tesla ramps production and EVs increasingly become more popular.

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NIO begins ET5 deliveries in Europe

CN EV Post

NIO ET7 deliveries in Europe began last October, and EL7 deliveries there began at the end of January. | NIO US | NIO HK | NIO SG (Image credit: NIO App) NIO (NYSE: NIO) began ET5 deliveries in Europe on March 31, the day before it opened its second NIO House in Germany. The company saw the first deliveries of the electric sedan in Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands, according to the information posted on the Chinese and European versions of the NIO App.

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