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GM adding Plug and Charge

Green Car Congress

GM is expanding its existing collaboration with EVgo to add a new Plug and Charge service to the Ultium Charge 360 ecosystem. GM is the first OEM to introduce a Plug and Charge feature to the company’s existing and future EVs that is designed to work on multiple, public networks in North America.

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Aptera chooses EVE Energy 2170 cells for 1,000-mile solar-supplemented EV

Green Car Reports

California’s Aptera Motors today confirmed its battery supplier for its upcoming solar-supplemented, hyper-efficient three-wheeled cars: China’s EVE Energy.

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Teslas are becoming a favorite among Uber drivers

Teslarati

About eight months ago, Uber announced a partnership with Hertz to make up to 50,000 Teslas available for rent for its US drivers by 2023. The program has been a huge success so far, with Teslas becoming a favorite among numerous Uber drivers across the United States.

Tesla Megapacks are about to replace Hawaii’s last remaining coal plant

Electrek

Tesla Megapacks are on their way to Hawaii in order to create a giant new energy storage system that is about to replace the state’s last remaining coal power plant. more…. The post Tesla Megapacks are about to replace Hawaii’s last remaining coal plant appeared first on Electrek.

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Arrival Van achieves EU certification, receives whole vehicle type approval

Green Car Congress

Arrival recently announced that the Arrival Van has achieved EU certification and received European Whole Vehicle Type Approval (EUWVTA).

Aptera batteries, drop-in EV conversion, electric school buses, EV efficiency: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

A drop-in conversion will turn classic Land Rovers into EVs. We look at what it's like to drive an electric school bus. Aptera reveals what will power its 1,000-mile EV—well, other than the sun. And U.S.

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Hyundai Ioniq 5 nabs highest safety award from US insurance body

The Driven EV News

Hyundai Ioniq 5 electric crossover nabs top safety award for front crash prevention and ability to recognise other vehicles and pedestrians. The post Hyundai Ioniq 5 nabs highest safety award from US insurance body appeared first on The Driven. Electric Cars EV News Hyundai ioniq 5 safety

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End of production for BMW i3; 250,000 units over 8 and a half years

Green Car Congress

The serial production of the BMW i3 has ended , some eight and a half years after it was launched. The BMW i3 (combined power consumption: 16.3 - 15.3 kWh/100 km according to WLTP, 13.1 - 14.0

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What it's like to drive an electric school bus

Green Car Reports

Like most American school children, I have enduring memories of traveling in big yellow school buses and inhaling big diesel fumes.

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Royal Automobile Club of Queensland Pivots to EVs

EV Obssesion

The Royal Automobile Club of Queensland ran its annual Motorfest day on the 19th June. Sadly, it was the same date as the Noosa EV Expo and I was unable to attend. Many of my friends did and they have graciously allowed me to use their comments. RACQ Events Manager Tamara Van Der Walt said […].

See leaked photos of Hyundai’s Ioniq 6 before June 29 reveal

Electrek

Photos of Hyundai’s Ioniq 6 have leaked in advance of its June 29 reveal, showing a swoopy, aerodynamic shape for the upcoming EV sedan. Update: Hyundai has now officially released photos and a press release. more….

GM expands EV first responder training efforts in US and Canada

Green Car Congress

GM is expanding its efforts to educate public safety, fire and emergency service providers throughout the United States and Canada as EV sales grow.

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Study finds EV powertrains aren't especially trouble-prone, but all the other tech is

Green Car Reports

At face value, a new study from J.D. Power has found that electric vehicles are far more problematic than typical internal-combustion models.

China’s EV market hits its stride with 1-in-3 sales being electrified

Teslarati

Chinese electric vehicle sales have hit 31 percent of the overall market, with 25 percent being pure EVs, a substantial growth year-over-year.

US electric vehicle jobs exploded in 2021, clean energy jobs grew – and fossil fuel jobs shrunk

Electrek

The US Department of Energy (DOE) today released the 2022 US Energy and Employment Report (USEER), which reveals that 2021 saw electric vehicle jobs increase by a whopping 26.2%, or 21,961, new jobs. more….

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BMW to introduce high-security vehicle based on new electric i7

Green Car Congress

At the recent G7 summit in Upper Bavaria, the BMW Group provided a shuttle service, initiated by the German government.

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Drop-in electric conversion kit for Land Rover Defender: Make your own electric SUV

Green Car Reports

The current-generation Land Rover Defender doesn't offer an all-electric powertrain, but it's now possible to convert older models to electric power. The conversion kit comes from Electrogenic, a United Kingdom-based company that specializes in electric conversions of classic cars.

What Will Electrification Cost (the Distribution System)?

Energy Institute at HAAS

Coming soon to a feeder near you. The pace of decarbonization is starting to pick up. And “green bottlenecks” are cropping up. From lithium shortages to balsa wood shortages to … Continue Reading What Will Electrification Cost (the Distribution System)? Uncategorized featured

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Ducati unveils specs on its racing electric motorcycle, CEO calls it ‘historic moment’

Electrek

Ducati appears to have made quick progress on its electric motorcycle development, especially considering that the program was first unveiled last October. more…. The post Ducati unveils specs on its racing electric motorcycle, CEO calls it ‘historic moment’ appeared first on Electrek.

UCL-led study finds climate impact caused by growing space industry needs urgent mitigation

Green Car Congress

The rapidly growing space industry may have a greater climate effect than the aviation industry and undo repair to the protective ozone layer if left unregulated, according to a new study led by UCL and published in the journal Earth’s Future as an open-access paper.

Rivian deploys first DC fast chargers as part of Adventure Network for electric trucks

Green Car Reports

Rivian on Monday announced the first three DC fast-charging sites for its Adventure Network supporting the R1T electric pickup truck and forthcoming R1S electric SUV. The three sites open in California and Colorado this week, Rivian said in a press release.

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EVs Are Becoming More Expensive, Not Less

The Truth About Cars

A few years ago, the industry narrative was that all-electric vehicles would reach financial parity with their combustion-driven counterparts in 2025. The assumption was that this would gradually occur by way of ramping up battery production and leveraging economies of scale.

Opinion: EVs will be supply constrained until ICE cars die out

Electrek

Question: When does an internal-combustion-engined car become valueless ? Answer: When the cost of buying or leasing an electric vehicle along with paying for maintenance and miles becomes less expensive than using a free gas car.

Cummins and Komatsu to collaborate on advancing development of zero emissions mining haul trucks

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Cummins and Komatsu, a global provider of equipment and services for the construction and mining industries, have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on the development of zero-emissions haulage equipment.

With Siemens investment, Electrify America gets its first boost beyond the original plan

Green Car Reports

Electrify America on Tuesday announced that it has raised $450 million, marking its first expansion beyond the charging network's original funding plan. The total includes a "low triple-digit" amount from German conglomerate Siemens, Electrify America said in a press release.

CATL says it has super-fast charging technology that can charge to 80% in five minutes

CN EV Post

When CATL announced the Qilin Battery last week, it said the battery could be charged to 80 percent in as little as 10 minutes. The latest battery technology it teased cuts that time even further.

Stock version of the Lucid Air Grand Touring wins fastest production car at Goodwood 2022

Electrek

During this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, Lucid Motors not only publicly debuted its Air Grand Touring Performance for the first time, but raced up the famed hill … quickly.

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Volkswagen Group, Siemens invests $450M in Electrify America

Green Car Congress

The Volkswagen Group and Siemens are investing $450 million in Electrify America, with a post-money valuation of $2.45 billion.

Lion Electric gives the big yellow school bus a jolt

Green Car Reports

Like most American school children, I have enduring memories of traveling in big yellow school buses and inhaling big diesel fumes.

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Tesla’s build quality sees slight improvement in J.D. Power’s 2022 Initial Quality Study

Teslarati

Power’s annual United States Initial Quality Survey was released today and revealed that Tesla’s build quality score actually improved since last year.

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VW and Siemens invest $450 million in Electrify America to accelerate EV charging infrastructure

Electrek

Volkswagen and Siemens announced that they raised $450 million for Electrify America to accelerate its deployment of charging infrastructure in the US. more…. The post VW and Siemens invest $450 million in Electrify America to accelerate EV charging infrastructure appeared first on Electrek.

GKN Hydrogen, SoCalGas and NREL to collaborate on solid-state hydrogen storage project; HY2MEGA

Green Car Congress

GKN Hydrogen and Southern California Gas Co. SoCalGas) will work with the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) on an innovative green hydrogen storage solution.

Review: 2023 Cadillac Lyriq augurs in a new wave of electric luxury

Green Car Reports

—with additional reporting by Bengt Halvorson Cadillac’s first battery-electric vehicle has landed—and for GM’s luxury brand, it arrives not a moment too soon.

The Stealth Patrol – EVs for Police

EV Club of CT

Post by Barry Kresch Top photo courtesy of the Boulder County Sheriff’s Department Police Look to EVs for Fuel Savings and Performance The public safety world is on a roll when it comes to electrification. Read more.

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VW CEO believes Tesla will be weakened by ramping up 3 Gigafactories simultaneously

Electrek

Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess said he believes that Tesla’s decision to ramp up 3 Gigafactories simultaneously will weaken the automaker and help VW catch up in the race to dominate the EV space. more….

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Rolls-Royce to develop mtu hydrogen electrolyzer and invest in Hoeller Electrolyzer

Green Car Congress

Rolls-Royce is entering the hydrogen production market and acquiring a 54% majority stake in electrolysis stack specialist Hoeller Electrolyzer. The Hoeller technology will form the basis of a new range of mtu electrolyzer products from the Rolls-Royce Power Systems division.

EQXX sets record, Polestar 5 confirmed, wireless EV charging makes sense: The Week in Reverse

Green Car Reports

Why does wireless charging matter for electric cars? What key ingredient is missing from making the redesigned 2023 Honda HR-V a great crossover? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending June 24, 2022.

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