September, 2021

Lotus reveals new lightweight chassis technology for new family of EVs

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Just weeks after Lotus confirmed it will be launching a new family of EV performance cars, it has revealed the new lightweight chassis technology that will underpin the electric sports car in the range.

Ford commits $11.4B toward US electric truck factory, three battery plants

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Ford on Monday announced its largest single manufacturing investment ever—$11.4 billion, which will include the creation of nearly 11,000 new jobs at two mammoth manufacturing complexes in Tennessee and Kentucky.

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Tesla batteries switched on at world’s largest solar farm in the Middle East

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A Tesla battery system comprised of Powerpack units was successfully switched on at the 1GW Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, one of the world’s biggest renewable energy projects. The Tesla Powerpacks were switched on by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA).

Tesla produces 1 millionth battery pack at Gigafactory Nevada

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Tesla employees have confirmed that the company has produced its 1 millionth battery pack at Gigafactory Nevada. more… The post Tesla produces 1 millionth battery pack at Gigafactory Nevada appeared first on Electrek.

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BYD unveils two electric trucks

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BYD unveiled two battery-electric heavy-duty trucks, the Gen3 8TT and 6F. Unveiled at the ACT Expo in Long Beach, Calif., the Gen 3 8TT and 6F feature cabs styled by Wolfgang Josef Egger, the former Audi chief designer. The stylish cabs offer improved aerodynamics and energy efficiency.

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Austin’s Capital Metro to buy 26 Proterra electric buses, with option for 126 more

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Capital Metro in Austin, Texas has approved a plan to purchase 26 40-foot Proterra ZX5 Max electric transit buses, featuring a total of more than 17 megawatt hours of battery storage capacity.

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Lyten introduces next generation Lithium-Sulfur battery for EVs; 3X energy density of Li-ion

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Lyten , an advanced materials company, introduced its LytCell EV lithium-sulfur (Li-S) battery platform. The technology is optimized for the electric vehicle market and is designed to deliver three times (3X) the gravimetric energy density of conventional lithium-ion batteries.

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Tesla Gigafactory Nevada employees celebrate 1,000,000th battery pack built at plant

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Tesla Gigafactory Nevada employees have built the 1,000,000th battery pack produced at the plant.

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The cheap solar-powered car you might never need to charge [Video]

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Imagine a car that can charge using the sun, generate an income via a car-sharing scheme, and is also affordable to buy. Sounds like a pipe dream, right? Think again – say hello to Sono Motors’ Sion electric car.

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CARB: CA’s 100-station hydrogen refueling station target could be met by end of 2023

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has released the 2021 issue of its Annual Evaluation of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Deployment and Hydrogen Fuel Station Network Development , pursuant to the requirements of Assembly Bill 8 (2013). This report is the eighth annual publication.

Argonne white paper outlines battery and R&D requirements for electric aviation

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A new white paper published by the Argonne National Laboratory Collaborative Center for Energy Storage Science (ACCESS) outlines a clear set of battery requirements and research and development needs to accelerate the commercialization of electric propulsion for aviation—from air taxis in the near term to 737 class aircraft in the long term.

ElectraMeccanica to begin customer deliveries of three-wheeled SOLO EV

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ElectraMeccanica Vehicles will begin customer deliveries of its single-occupant, three-wheeled, electric vehicle, the SOLO.

California projects 100 retail hydrogen stations by the end of 2023

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) predicts continued slow expansion of hydrogen infrastructure in the state. It recently issued a report projecting 100 retail hydrogen stations in operation in the state by the end of 2023.

Tesla Giga Berlin gets 17th early approval as facility sprints towards final permit

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Tesla’s Gigafactory Berlin in Grünheide has received yet another early approval. Granted by the State Office for the Environment (LfU), the new early approval would allow the company to construct tanks for antifreeze and windscreen washer fluid, among others.

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Rolls-Royce unveils first electric car, Spectre, and will go all-electric by 2030

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Rolls-Royce announced today that its first electric car is going to be called “Spectre,” and it’s unveiled the first prototype. The automaker also confirmed that it is going all-electric by 2030.

KAMAZ presents its first hydrogen bus

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KAMAZ has presented the KAMAZ-6290 hydrogen fuel cell bus at the COMTRANS-2021 international exhibition in Moscow. There is still a lot of work to be done. In 2022, we intend to test a prototype KAMAZ hydrogen fuel cell bus in the streets of Moscow, in the environment of actual operation.

Lucid Air EPA-rated at 520 miles of range

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Lucid Group announced that the Lucid Air Dream Edition Range has received an official EPA rating of 520 miles of range. It is the longest-range electric vehicle ever rated by the EPA, delivering at least 100+ miles of additional range over its closest competitor.

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Jeep introduces first PHEV Grand Cherokee: 2022 Grand Cherokee 4xe with 25 miles AER

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The Jeep brand has introduced the fifth-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee, including the first available plug-in hybrid powertrain, the Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe. The all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee will arrive in Jeep dealerships in North America in the fourth quarter of 2021.

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Affordable, all-electric: The 5 lowest-priced new EVs in the US

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Falling battery costs will soon help make EVs cheaper than combustion models—not just in overall ownership costs, but in up-front sticker price.

Ford Mustang Mach-E fails a key safety test that the Tesla Model Y aced

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It appears that the Ford Mustang Mach-E may end up living up to its name just a little bit too much.

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Elon Musk calls out Biden for ‘being controlled by unions’ after Tesla is snubbed at ‘EV summit’

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Elon Musk called out President Joe Biden for “being controlled by unions” after Tesla was snubbed at a meeting about electric vehicles at the White House.

Wrightbus unveils two new single-deck fuel-cell- and battery-electric buses

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Wrightbus unveiled the new new single-deck GB Kite Hydroliner fuel-cell-powered bus and single-deck GB Kite Electroliner battery-powered bus last week at the Millbrook Proving Ground.

MAHLE Powertrain and Bramble Energy launch Phase 1 PCBFC demonstrator vehicle; range-extended EV

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MAHLE Powertrain and Bramble Energy have agreed to continue their collaboration to develop Bramble’s Printed Circuit Board Fuel Cell (PCBFC) hydrogen fuel cell technology. Earlier post.) The phase 1 demonstrator vehicle was launched at the Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle show.

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Mustang Mach-E first EV to pass Michigan State Police tests

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The Ford Pro all-electric police pilot vehicle based on the 2021 Mustang Mach-E SUV has become the first all-electric vehicle to pass the rigorous Michigan State Police 2022 model year evaluation. Earlier post.).

GM asks Chevy Bolt EV drivers to park 50 feet from other vehicles, due to fire risk

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As it works to replace battery modules in Chevrolet Bolt EV models to address battery-fire concerns, General Motors is asking owners not to park within 50 feet of other vehicles or on the open levels of parking garages, Bloomberg reported Wednesday.

UK fuel crisis is encouraging car buyers to make the EV switch

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The UK’s fuel crisis is encouraging car owners to make the switch from fossil fuel cars to electric vehicles. Even though UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the fuel shortage is starting to ease, the interest in EVs has already seeped into the minds of drivers.

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The British have a gas shortage, so they’re Googling electric cars like crazy [Update]

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Analysis of Google search data revealed that online searches for electric cars in the UK exploded 1,600% on September 24 – the day that gas shortages became a widespread problem across the country.

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WHO issues new, lower Global Air Quality Guidelines for classical pollutants

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New WHO has issued new Global Air Quality Guidelines (AQGs) that reduce levels of key air pollutants, some of which also contribute to climate change. Since WHO’s last 2005 global update, there has been a marked increase of evidence that shows how air pollution affects different aspects of health.

Ford submits all-electric police pilot vehicle for Michigan State Police testing

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As part of its more than $30-billion investment in electrification through 2025, Ford is exploring all-electric, purpose-built law enforcement vehicles.

Vulcan secures site for its planned commercial lithium hydroxide plant

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Vulcan Energy Resources signed an agreement with chemical park management company Infraserv to secure a site for its planned Central Lithium Plant (CLP) of its Zero Carbon Lithium Project, at the Ho?chst chst Chemical Park (Industriepark Ho?chst), chst), located just outside of Frankfurt.

Toyota to slash EV costs by half, target just 10 percent range degradation in 10 years

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Toyota on Tuesday outlined a battery-development push aimed at slashing costs and increasing battery lifespan. The automaker plans to spend $13.5

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Elon Musk shares bold take on Biden gov’t: “Not the friendliest administration”

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During his recent appearance at the 2021 Code Conference , Tesla CEO Elon Musk shared some of his thoughts about the Biden administration. Musk was quite bold, stating that Biden “maybe a little biased” and that his administration is “not the friendliest administration.”

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The British have a gas shortage, so they’re Googling electric cars like crazy

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Analysis of Google search data revealed that online searches for electric cars in the UK exploded 1,600% on September 24 – the day that gas shortages became a widespread problem across the country.

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Barcelona adds 24 more Solaris electric buses

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Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB), the public transport operator for the Barcelona metropolitan area has ordered 24 Solaris Urbino 12 electric buses, which will arrive by the end of 2022. The value of the contract, concluded as a result of a tender, stands at more than €12 million.

Lucid begins production of Lucid Air Dream Edition; first customer deliveries in October

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Lucid Group has begun production of the Lucid Air electric luxury sedan at Advanced Manufacturing Plant (AMP-1). Lucid expects reservation holders of Lucid Air Dream Edition models will begin receiving their vehicles in late October, with customer deliveries ramping up thereafter.

Nissan introduces new Townstar LCV in gasoline and electric versions

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In Europe, Nissan revealed the next-generation compact Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV), the Townstar. With a fully electric powertrain in addition to a gasoline-powered option in van and combi (passenger) versions, the new Townstar brings a suite of 20+ technologies to the compact van offering.

Toyota reveals a hybrid pickup, high mpg clearly not the top priority

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After more than 20 years of hybrid sales in the U.S., it’s hard to believe that Toyota hasn’t made a single hybrid pickup. The wait is at last over.

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