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Toyota CEO: US target of 50% EVs by 2030 “very difficult”

Green Car Reports

Toyota's CEO said last week that it will be a challenge to boost sales of electric cars to levels anticipated by some U.S. states—including the state of California, which plans to outlaw sales of vehicles not powered by electricity by the middle of next decade.

LiveWire readies production version of S2 Del Mar electric motorcycle; reservations open

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LiveWire is opening reservations for the production version of the all-electric S2 Del Mar motorcycle, the first LiveWire model to feature the new ARROW architecture, and the first bike to sit next to the LiveWire ONE—the company’s flagship electric motorcycle. Earlier post.).

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SpaceX has spent ~$80M on Starlink support for Ukraine thus far

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SpaceX has spent about $80 million on Starlink support in Ukraine since it started helping the country in its war with Russia. . The SpaceX CEO has received backlash recently for his Ukraine-Russia peace plan.

Tesla announces it’s moving away from ultrasonic sensors in favor of ‘Tesla Vision’

Electrek

Tesla announced today that it is moving away from using ultrasonic sensors in its suite of Autopilot sensors in favor of its camera-only “Tesla Vision” system. more….

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$10,000 EV, 53-mpg Niro Hybrid, reviews of Outlander PHEV, Q4 E-Tron, EQS SUV: The Week in Reverse

Green Car Reports

Which new electric pickup is being made but can’t yet be delivered? Which automaker released an adapter that will allow it to use the vast majority of U.S. fast-chargers?

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PepsiCo Australia partners with Pure Hydrogen to trial a hydrogen-powered prime mover

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Australia-based Pure Hydrogen Corporation has entered an arrangement with PepsiCo Australia to trial a hydrogen-fueled prime mover at one of PepsiCo’s manufacturing sites in the City of Brisbane. Pure Hydrogen will supply PepsiCo with a Hydrogen Fuel Cell 160kW 6 x 4 Prime Mover (HFCV Prime Mover).

SpaceX on track for three launches from three pads in one week

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SpaceX is on the cusp of launching three Falcon 9 rockets in a handful of days. Minor issues with two of the three missions, however, have complicated the already hard process of coordinating so many launches at the same time.

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GM bets silicon anode will boost battery range, lower cost

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General Motors on Thursday announced a partnership with startup OneD Battery Sciences, regarding the potential development of a more efficient chemistry for EV battery cells.

Wisk unveils autonomous four-seat eVTOL air taxi; Generation 6

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Wisk Aero, an Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) company, revealed the first self-flying, all-electric, four-passenger vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) air taxi. As Wisk’s go-to-market aircraft, Generation 6 represents the first candidate for type certification by the FAA of an autonomous eVTOL.

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The Boring Company Vegas Loop plans revealed for the Westgate portion

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Last week, The Boring Company (TBC) submitted plans revealing the Vegas Loop’s route to Westgate. It contained diagrams showing a TBC tunnel leading to Westgate.

Tesla (TSLA) stock falls on robot getting ridiculed as Elon Musk claims it’s misunderstood

Electrek

Tesla’s stock (TSLA) is free-falling today as its newly unveiled robot is getting ridiculed, but Elon Musk claims people don’t understand the value. more…. The post Tesla (TSLA) stock falls on robot getting ridiculed as Elon Musk claims it’s misunderstood appeared first on Electrek.

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2017-2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid PHEV fix nixes fire risk

Green Car Reports

Stellantis says it has a remedy for recalled 2017 and 2018 Chrysler Pacific Hybrid plug-in hybrid minivans that addresses potential fire risks. While a root cause hasn't been identified, the automaker said it has identified conditions that potentially proceed a fire, which the fix addresses.

Purdue team develops thin-layer lightweight and ultrawhite paints for daytime radiative cooling

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The Purdue University researchers who created the world’s whitest paint ( earlier post ) have developed a new formulation that is thinner and lighter—ideal for radiating heat away from cars, trains and airplanes.

Tesla celebrates 10,000 Superchargers in Europe

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Tesla recently announced that it has 10,000 Superchargers serving owners in Europe. Tesla has more than 35,000 Superchargers worldwide, offering a recharge of up to 200 miles for around 15 minutes.

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Tesla is finally going to expand Gigafactory Nevada

Electrek

Tesla is finally planning to expand the Gigafactory Nevada building after years of being “stuck” at about “30% of its final size”. more…. The post Tesla is finally going to expand Gigafactory Nevada appeared first on Electrek.

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Not all California clean cars states agree with 2035 gas-vehicle ban

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Minnesota has signed up to follow California's stricter clean car rules, but it might not embrace the Golden State's planned ban on gasoline cars.

Honda reveals styling of new Prologue battery-electric SUV; new CR-V hybrid to be gateway vehicle

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Honda has provided the first look at the exterior and interior styling of the all-new Honda Prologue battery-electric SUV that will come to market in North America in 2024. The Prologue design features clean and simple "Neo-Rugged" exterior and interior styling and ample interior space.

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Tesla Model X involved in horrifying crash, family escapes with minor injuries

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Elon Musk has stated that every part of the Tesla Model X was designed with safety as the first priority. This was proven recently when a family of four survived a horrifying crash near Möhlin in Switzerland with only minor injuries. The incident happened Sunday morning, around 10:45 a.m. on the A3.

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Tesla Model Y floods market as “clear trend” to EVs kicks off

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Tesla Model Y becomes Australia's best-selling SUV as “clear trend” towards EVs starts to ramp up. The post Tesla Model Y floods market as “clear trend” to EVs kicks off appeared first on The Driven. EV News

Review: 2023 Audi Q4 E-Tron SUV and Sportback go for practicality more than punch

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The 2023 Audi Q4 E-Tron gives the German luxury brand an all-electric entry in the popular compact crossover segment, making EV Audis accessible at prices of $50,000 and up.

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BNSF to build $1.5B integrated rail complex in Barstow to increase supply chain efficiency nationwide

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BNSF Railway plans to invest more than $1.5 billion to construct a master-planned rail facility in Southern California—the first being developed by a Class 1 railroad.

Tesla unveils ‘Cybertruck on Mars’ designs generated by its AI supercomputer

Electrek

Tesla has unveiled “Cybertruck on Mars” designs generated by its AI as part of a demonstration of its AI software stack running on its Dojo supercomputer. more…. The post Tesla unveils ‘Cybertruck on Mars’ designs generated by its AI supercomputer appeared first on Electrek.

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Shaq wants a Tesla Optimus bot

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Shaquille O’Neal (Shaq) expressed interest in a Tesla Optimus robot. In a response to Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s tweet, Shaq asked if he could purchase one. On Friday, Tesla unveiled a working prototype of its new robot for AI Day 2022. can i purchase a robot.

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Midwest states ally to produce hydrogen, potentially for fuel-cell semis

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Seven Midwestern states have signed a memorandum of understanding to coordinate hydrogen production, potentially providing a fuel supply for fuel-cell semi trucks.

GM Defense to develop battery pack prototype for Department of Defense

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GM Defense, a subsidiary of General Motors, was selected by the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) to develop a battery pack prototype for testing and analysis on Department of Defense platforms.

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NIO ET7 configurator goes live in Norway, priced lower than in China

CN EV Post

It is worth noting that NIO has not yet officially announced the pricing of the ET7 in Europe, and it is unclear whether the prices currently shown are the final version. The post NIO ET7 configurator goes live in Norway, priced lower than in China appeared first on CnEVPost.

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Rivian produced 7,363 EVs in Q3 2022

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Rivian produced 7,363 EVs at its facility in Normal, Illinois in the third quarter of 2022, the company announced. Rivian also delivered 6,584 vehicles during the same quarter.

Chevy Bolt EV sales surge, as GM Ultium EVs trickle out

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Chevrolet Bolt EV and Bolt EUV sales surged in the third quarter, General Motors announced Monday in its quarterly update, while sales of newer EVs based on the Ultium architecture were just a trickle.

Hyundai IONIQ 6 to deliver 614 km WLTP

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Hyundai Motor Company announced that its IONIQ 6 electrified streamliner will deliver up to 614 km (382 miles) of all-electric range per charge (77.4-kWh battery with 2WD, 18-inch tires), according to the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP).

Tesla unveils its humanoid robot for ‘less than $20,000’

Electrek

Tesla has unveiled its Optimus humanoid robot at its AI Day 2022 today and Elon Musk believes Tesla can bring it to market for “less than $20,000”. more…. The post Tesla unveils its humanoid robot for ‘less than $20,000’ appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla shows demo video of Optimus bot working in the Fremont Factory

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk has stated that Optimus would be deployed by the company to perform tasks in its own factories. During AI Day 2022, the electric vehicle maker released a video showing just that — a prototype Optimus bot working in the Fremont Factory.

Vermont pays $3,000 for EV buyers giving up big polluters

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Several states currently offer EV purchase incentives, but a new Vermont program takes things a step further by offering cash to residents who replace a "high-polluting vehicle" with an EV.

Velodyne Lidar acquires AI software company Bluecity

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Velodyne Lidar has acquired Bluecity, a Montreal-based artificial intelligence (AI) software company, in an all-stock transaction. The addition of Bluecity is expected to be immaterial to operating expenses and cash usage. Bluecity’s executive, software development and sales teams will join Velodyne.

Arrival (ARVL) successfully builds its first electric Van using novel Microfactory model

Electrek

EV startup Arrival has completed a huge step in bringing its first commercial EV into production, particularly in the way its flagship Van is being assembled.

Tesla reveals Optimus prototype with custom-built actuators, closer to production variant

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“Bumble-Cee” may have stolen the show at Tesla’s AI Day 2022 event since it was showcased doing actual work at the Fremont Factory , but the real showstopper during the event was its successor, an Optimus bot built with custom components. .

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NIO delivers 10,878 vehicles in Sept, including 2,928 ET7s and 221 ET5s

CN EV Post

The deliveries consisted of 7,729 SUVs including 1,895 ES7s, and 3,149 sedans including 2,928 ET7s and 221 ET5s. The post NIO delivers 10,878 vehicles in Sept, including 2,928 ET7s and 221 ET5s appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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Hyundai Motor wins Luminary honor for fully autonomous hydrogen mobility concept Trailer Drone at Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2022

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Hyundai Motor Company won its first Luminary honor at Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2022 with its Trailer Drone fully autonomous hydrogen mobility concept. Earlier post.)