February, 2022

EIA expects US petroleum trade to shift toward net imports during 2022

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In 2021, the United States returned to importing more petroleum (which includes crude oil, refined petroleum products, and other liquids) than it exports following its historic shift to being a net exporter of petroleum in 2020, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

What should the charging station of the future look like?

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Will the electric-vehicle charging station of the future look a lot like a gas station, or will it involve more clusters of chargers in corners of vast blacktop parking lots?

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Tesla commits to Pure Vision approach, removes radar from Model S and Model X


Tesla has announced that it will transition the Model S sedan and Model X SUV to Pure Vision, officially committing to a camera-based approach for its Autopilot and Full Self-Driving suites.

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Tesla announces it has produced 1 million next-gen 4680 battery cells


Tesla has announced that it has produced 1 million of its next-generation 4680 battery cell at its pilot factory in California. The announcement comes as Tesla is expected to start deliveries of its new Model Y equipped with its 4680 cell and structural battery pack.

2022 Lucid Air: The makers of the first 500-mile EV should be taken seriously


Created by engineers with years of EV experience, the 2022 Lucid Air is a stunning debut that confronts Tesla—and Mercedes-Benz—with a new competitor. It’s been a long time coming, but the 2022 Lucid Air has been worth the wait.

Profile of Electric Vehicles in CT

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Interactive EV Dashboard Note: These data are obtained via a Freedom of Information Act Request from the Department of Motor Vehicles. The data are registrations, not sales, and represent all light-duty electric vehicles registered in. Read more.

WiTricity plans aftermarket wireless EV charging solution

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WiTricity, a leader and pioneer in wireless charging for electric vehicles (EVs), plans to offer an aftermarket wireless charging upgrade package for owners of select EV models, starting with a limited beta in 2022.

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Elon Musk shows open support for Justice Department’s probe into short sellers


Tesla CEO Elon Musk is happy to see the US Justice Department initiate an investigation into short-sellers. In an email to CNBC , Musk stated that he is encouraged by an ongoing probe from the DOJ, as it is doing something that the Securities and Exchange Commission has curiously not done so far.

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Tesla (TSLA) revenue to grow larger than GM and Ford combined within next 5 years, says top analyst


According to Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas, one of the top-ranked Wall Street analysts, Tesla’s (TSLA) revenue should grow larger than GM and Ford combined within the next 5 years.

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83.7% Of Cars Sold In Norway In January 2022 Were EVs

EV Obssesion

The Norway auto market in January 2022 saw more EV sales and fewer gas car, diesel car, and hybrid EV sales yet again, OFV reported in its recent analysis of Norwegian January car sales. CleanTechnica also published a report and original charts on these results.

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Where The EVs are – Jan 2022 Edition

EV Club of CT

Barry Kresch 41% of CT EVs in Fairfield County Hartford and New Haven Counties make up the bulk of the rest. When filtered for BEVs, there is even more of a Fairfield County skew. %. Read more.

Prague buying 20 Solaris bi-articulated Trollino 24 electric trolleybuses

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A consortium comprising Solaris Bus & Coach, Solaris Czech and Škoda Electric has submitted a winning bid in a tender for the delivery of 20 bi-articulated Trollino 24 electric trolleybuses, held by the Prague public transport operator Dopravní podnik.

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Could wind-and-solar towers charge EVs, stabilize the grid?

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Wind and solar-powered charging could further lower the environmental impact of electric cars; but one New York-based company wants to combine them in one electricity-generating device that could be used for EV charging stations or wherever grid-buffering might help keep blackouts at bay.

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SpaceX Falcon 9 rockets scheduled to launch five Starlink missions in a row


In lieu of commercial missions ready to fly, SpaceX Falcon 9 rockets are currently scheduled to launch at least five batches of Starlink satellites in a row.

Tesla announces new investment in Gigafactory Shanghai on road to 1 million electric cars per year


Tesla announced a new investment to expand production at Gigafactory Shanghai on the road to achieving a production capacity of 1 million electric cars per year at the factory.

Everyone Should Pay a “Solar Tax”

Energy Institute at HAAS

Monthly connection fees are good for the climate. Regular readers of this blog are well aware that the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) published a proposed decision on reforming net … Continue Reading Everyone Should Pay a “Solar Tax”. Uncategorized featured

Don’t Feed the Dingoes, Beware of the Wild Dogs

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These are the signs that met us as we started our wedding anniversary stay at Rice’s cabins in the Bunya Mountains. The dingo notice was on the fridge in the cabin, the wild dog notice was at the beginning of the nature walks in the national park.

Volvo Trucks had 42% market share of heavy-duty electric trucks in Europe in 2021

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New statistics show that Volvo Trucks was the market leader for heavy all-electric trucks in Europe 2021 with a market share of 42%. In 2021 the company took orders, including letters of intent to buy, for more than 1,100 electric trucks worldwide.

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Tesla tumbles as a brand, Ford Mustang Mach-E named EV pick in annual CR rankings

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Tesla tumbled down Consumer Reports' latest automotive brand rankings, while the Ford Mustang Mach-E replaced the Model 3 as CR's top-rated EV. Tesla fell seven spots to 23rd overall in the 2022 CR automotive brand rankings released Thursday.

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Tesla holds its first Model Y vehicle delivery event in the UK


Tesla shared a video and pictures of the first Model Y — right-hand drive — vehicles that recently arrived in the United Kingdom (UK) from Giga Shanghai. Tesla shared the news on its official Instagram, with a video of the Tesla Model Ys lined up for delivery across the UK.

Biden announces $5 billion over 5 years for a nationwide EV charging network


The US Departments of Transportation and Energy today announced that nearly $5 billion is earmarked for a national electric vehicle charging network under the new National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program established by President Joe Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

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Energy Institute at HAAS

Heavier, more powerful and less efficient pickup trucks are offsetting gains in other segments. When we moved to our current house from downtown San Francisco, we did what one … Continue Reading Monster Trucks

Utility Charging Incentive Follow Up

EV Club of CT

We have been following up with the utilities on some of the outstanding questions. These are some specific items that came up at the meeting where the information was not available or incomplete. These are. Read more.

QUANTRON introduces new CIZARIS 12m electric bus; BEV first, fuel cell model next year

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QUANTRON has unveiled its new 12m electric bus called CIZARIS. The new bus model in the Augsburg-based company’s bus portfolio will be launched as an all-electric version (CIZARIS 12 EV), followed in 2023 by a fuel cell drive (CIZARIS 12 H) that uses a largely identical powertrain.

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Nissan and Infiniti announce US-built EVs due in 2025

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Nissan is planning to build two fully electric vehicles at its Canton, Mississippi plant, starting in 2025, the company revealed Thursday. One will be a Nissan-brand vehicle, the other the first U.S.-market market electric vehicle for Infiniti.

Electric Vehicle sales peaked in Q4 2021, Tesla dominates market share with 72%: KBB


A new report from Kelley Blue Book indicates electric vehicle sales peaked in the United States in Q4 2021, accounting for 4.5 percent of all automobile sales in the final three months of the year.

Elon Musk: Tesla is working to make Steam video games work in its vehicles


Elon Musk said that Tesla is working to make Steam’s library of video games work on its onboard vehicle computer. Tesla has been working to expand its presence in the video game space.

DS E-TENSE Performance – Formula E for the Road

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Thanks to DS Automobiles, you’ll soon be able to whizz around UK roads in your very own, road-legal, Formula E powered car. Meet the DS E-Tense Performance.

Electric Vehicle Glossary: The Complete list of Electric Car Related Terms

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This is a list and definitions of all the terms related to electric vehicles. A complete electric vehicle glossary would be helpful to know the important words related to the electric vehicle. This Electric Cars Glossary contains the key terms that everyone should know about electric cars.

Toyota commissions Yamaha to develop hydrogen-fueled 5.0L V8; follow-on from Nov 2021 announcement

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Toyota Motor Corporation has commissioned Yamaha Motor to develop a 5.0-liter V8 engine for automobiles that is fueled entirely by hydrogen.

GM aims for 400,000 EVs through 2023, confirms Silverado EV at more than 110,000 reservations

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General Motors plans to deliver 400,000 EVs through 2023, CEO Mary Barra said during a financial call detailing the automaker's 2021 financial results.

Diesel giant Cummins makes $3.7B bet on an electric truck future with players like the Tesla Semi


It seems like one the most notable vanguards of diesel engines has begun preparations for an upcoming Tesla-like disruption in the trucking sector.

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Kansas is a US wind power leader, but a senator wants to destroy that with a new bill


Kansas state senator Mike Thompson (R-Shawnee), a former meteorologist, is not a supporter of clean energy. So he’s sponsoring a bill that could kneecap Kansas’ thriving wind power industry.

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What’s the Etiquette for Electric Vehicle Drivers?

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With electric vehicles becoming the norm, lots of drivers new to electric cars are hitting the road and charging stations. It’s brilliant to see. But for those new to the world of EVs, there are a few dos and don’ts of EV ownership. | Safety First. Always practice safe charging.

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Where Should You Buy an EV

EV Club of CT

The top photo, is a panoramic shot taken by Dawn Henry at our Green Wheels EV Parade and Showcase, showing some of the breadth of EVs on the market, though not all of them are. Read more. Blog CHEAPR Data CHEAPR rebates by dealer EV Club of CT where should I buy an EV

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Fraunhofer analysis finds battery-electric trucks have energy cost advantage over hydrogen trucks

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In a recent analysis, Fraunhofer ISI concludes that battery-electric drives will become established in heavy-duty applications in the commercial vehicle sector and that fuel cells will remain a niche application.

Study: Product means more than gas prices in stoking EV demand

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Electric vehicle demand appears to be past a critical inflection point, and there’s some evidence that it’s driven by product more than traditional economic aspects like gas prices. The arrival of the Tesla Model Y had a whole lot to do with it.

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