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Amazon begins deploying its Rivian electric delivery vehicles

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Amazon has begun deploying its custom electric delivery vehicles from Rivian for package delivery, with the electric vehicles hitting the road in Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Kansas City, Nashville, Phoenix, San Diego, Seattle, and St. Louis, among other cities.

Ford F-150 Lightning Pro SSV electric police truck could save departments money

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Ford this morning announced a police-duty version of its F-150 Lightning Pro. The Lightning Pro SSV, which Ford calls America’s first electric police truck, essentially adds a fully electric alternative to the truck Ford already sells to police fleets as the F-150 Police Responder.

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Kimbal Musk: Tesla is just getting started, will see “next decade of awesome”

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Tesla may have already accomplished a lot of things over the years, but according to board member Kimbal Musk, the company is just getting started. And from this point on, things will only get more exciting.

Electric trucks like Tesla Semi will get up to $40,000 in incentives with new bill

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Electric trucks, like Tesla Semi or Lion Electric’s trucks, will get up to $40,000 in incentives with the new proposed “Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.”. more…. The post Electric trucks like Tesla Semi will get up to $40,000 in incentives with new bill appeared first on Electrek.

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Siemens and ConnectDER partner to provide home EV charging directly through meter socket

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ConnectDER , the developer of a meter collar that integrates between the home’s electric meter socket and the meter itself, will supply Siemens with a proprietary plug-in adapter for electric vehicle chargers.

California leads in home EV charger installation, while NYC is last

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While most American drivers rely on home charging for EVs, not all areas with large EV fleets also have large numbers of home chargers, according to a new study from home improvement service Porch. Using real estate listings and EV registrations, the study found that California leads the way.

Tesla Semi will be incredibly affordable with US’ revamped EV tax credit

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Long-range all-electric trucks like the Tesla Semi will not come cheap. Battery costs are declining quickly, but even Tesla still lists its 300-mile Semi variant with an estimated starting price of $150,000.

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bp opens its first 300 kW ultra-fast charging station for electric trucks

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bp has opened its first ultra-fast-charging facilities aimed at medium and heavy-duty electric trucks. Operated by bp’s Aral brand, the retail site at Schwegenheim in Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany now has two 300 kW ultra-fast chargers intended for electric trucks, powered by 100% renewable energy.

17 states stand by plan to electrify 30% of trucks and buses by 2030

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A coalition of 17 states, as well as the District of Columbia and Canadian province of Quebec, plan to electrify 30% of new trucks and buses in their jurisdictions by 2030.

Tesla Model Y shipments from Giga Texas are hitting their pace

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During the second quarter earnings call, Tesla CEO Elon Musk noted that Gigafactory Texas is poised to hit the 1,000-vehicle-per-week mark hopefully in the next few months.

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This company is buying 200 Tesla vehicles per week and is now ordering 23,000 EVs

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Autonomy, an electric vehicle subscription service using Tesla vehicles, announced that it is adding Tesla Model Y to its fleet and is now taking delivery of about 200 Tesla vehicles per week.

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New Zealand Post buys Hyundai XCIENT fuel cell truck

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NZ Post has purchased the first of Hyundai New Zealand’s five XCIENT hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric trucks.

Porsche claims it can be more profitable making EVs than gasoline vehicles

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Some automakers have expressed concern about EV costs, but not Porsche. The German automakers claims EVs can be more profitable than its current gasoline models, according to Automotive News.

Tesla commodity prices are trending down: Elon Musk

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In a recent set of Twitter posts, Elon Musk noted that Tesla commodity prices are trending down. This bodes well for Tesla, and it supports the CEO’s previous comments about inflation during the company’s Q2 2022 earnings call last week.

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BYD reportedly to order up to 8 ships for future car exports

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BYD will purchase up to eight LNG dual-fuel PCTCs capable of transporting 7,700 vehicles each, which are expected to be delivered from 2025 onwards, according to the latest media reports. The post BYD reportedly to order up to 8 ships for future car exports appeared first on CnEVPost.

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Mercedes-Benz Trucks opens charging park for customers in Wörth

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Mercedes-Benz Trucks, together with its project partner, the services division of Netze BW, has opened a charging park for customers near the Application Information Center (BIC) in Wörth am Rhein.

Sono Sion EV production form revealed, claims up to 152 miles a week from solar

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Sono Motors on Monday revealed what it claims is a production-ready version of its Sion solar-assisted EV. Production is scheduled to start in the second half of 2023. The production version gets revised exterior and interior styling, Sono said in a press release.

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Porsche to recall over 40,000 Taycan EVs for faulty wiring harness

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Porsche is recalling over 40,000 units of the Taycan electric vehicle due to a potential issue with a wiring harness underneath the front seats.

NIO's plant in Hungary for swap stations to start operation in September

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This is NIO's first overseas plant, covering an area of about 10,000 square meters, and its main activities include the production of battery swap stations and after-sales service. The post NIO's plant in Hungary for swap stations to start operation in September appeared first on CnEVPost.

Cadillac reveals CELESTIQ show car

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Cadillac unveiled the CELESTIQ show car, previewing the brand’s future handcrafted and all-electric flagship sedan.

GM claims it has secured all battery raw material for 1 million EVs annually by 2025

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General Motors says it has "contractually secured" all battery raw materials to meet its goal of establishing annual North American production capacity for 1 million EVs by 2025.

Tesla China opens 100th Supercharger in Beijing

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Tesla China opened Beijing’s 100th Supercharger. Sawyer Merritt shared the news on Twitter noting that Tesla announced this milestone for Beijing. Beijing wasn’t the only Chinese city to get its 100th Tesla Supercharger. Believe_toto shared that Jiangsu Nanjing also did as well.

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2023 Chevy Bolt EV is still the best value EV in America, by far

Electrek

Long time Electrek readers will know that I leased a Chevy Bolt EV from 2017 until the pandemic and really loved that electric blue “Micro-SUV” EV; we’ve already taken a look at its younger sibling, the EUV with Super Cruise.

Battery-powered Mercedes-Benz eActros approved as truck-trailer combo with total weight of 40 tons

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The Mercedes-Benz battery-electric eActros has now been approved as a truck-and-trailer combination with a total weight of 40 tons. The combination has been handed over to Logistik Schmitt for endurance testing. The vehicle is already available to order for customers in this configuration.

Review: Mercedes Vision EQXX concept escapes the EV weight spiral

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Making the Vision EQXX a benchmark for EV efficiency meant avoiding a downward spiral.

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Twitter and Elon Musk head to court for $44bn buyout in trial starting Oct. 17

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Twitter and Tesla CEO Elon Musk will head to court on October 17 to resolve the $44 billion deal between the two entities, which has taken a drastic turn for the worst in the past few months. In April, Twitter accepted Musk’s $44 billion buyout for the social media platform.

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Senate moves forward with EV tax credit reform, Tesla (TSLA) to be included back and more

Electrek

The US Senate is going to move forward with a sweeping new bill after Senator Joe Manchin finally accepted to include investments to curb climate change.

ChargePoint and Charge Across Town partner with CEC for EV chargers at apartment buildings and condo complexes

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California-based ChargePoint, a leading electric vehicle (EV) charging network, is partnering with Charge Across Town and the State of California to deploy hundreds of EV chargers at multifamily properties such as apartment buildings and condo complexes across the state.

Honda Prologue EV was designed virtually, won't look like related GM EVs

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The Honda Prologue electric SUV will be based on a General Motors platform, but Honda says it will get its own unique styling. The automaker on Wednesday released a video on the design process for the Prologue, which is scheduled to launch in 2024.

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Aptera’s brand ambassador program is very on character

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Aptera’s online marketing strategy includes a brand ambassador program that is very on character for the brand, to say the least, as it highlights the very specific cross-section of people who are interested in the company. Aptera has prided itself on its weird nature from the beginning.

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Siemens’ new home EV charger adapter ends need for electrical panel upgrades

Electrek

Siemens and Philadelphia-based ConnectDER have partnered to debut a groundbreaking simple home EV charger connector. Previously, homeowners who wanted to install EV chargers might have had to spend thousands of dollars to modify their home’s electrical panel.

PPPL researchers find way to build high-temperature superconducting magnets for fusion devices

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Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have found a way to build high-temperature superconducting magnets made of material that conducts electricity with little or no resistance at temperatures warmer than before.

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US assembly of ID.4 brings VW closer to "EV for millions" mantra

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Volkswagen on Tuesday confirmed that production of customer-bound ID.4 models has started at its Chattanooga, Tennessee, plant. The occasion marks the first electric model the automaker has produced in the U.S. Volkswagen says that 190,000 units of the ID.4

GM’s Cruise robotaxi business has lost almost $5 billion since 2018

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General Motors’ robotaxi unit, Cruise, is burning cash — quite a lot of it. As indicated by GM in its quarterly earnings report, the company lost $500 million on Cruise during the second quarter. That’s about $5 million a day.

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Local brands lead across the board in NEV consumer appeal in China

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NIO ES8 ranked No. 1 in the luxury pure electric market, Li ONE ranked No. 1 in the mainstream plug-in hybrid market, and XPeng P7 ranked No. 1 in the mid-size pure electric sedan market. The post Local brands lead across the board in NEV consumer appeal in China appeared first on CnEVPost.

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Umicore to build cathode active material plant in Canada

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Umicore plans to construct a manufacturing facility for cathode active battery materials (CAM) and their precursor materials (pCAM) in Ontario, Canada. For Umicore this investment represents the final step in establishing a global production presence with battery material value chains that are regionally fully integrated to support its customers in their fast transformation towards sustainable electric mobility.

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EV tax credit extension with $7,500 point-of-sale rebate, $4,000 for used EVs could pass Senate soon

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Congress appears close to passing a long-awaited extension—and expansion—of the federal EV tax credit.