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Electrofit introduces its first electric crate motor

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UK-based Electrofit introduced its first electric crate motor, the 100 kW CM100KW1, with a launch offer of £5,250 (US$5,800) + VAT.

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Sony-Honda EVs, Toyota Crown PHEV, Tesla Model Y in Germany, Lucid UX 2.0: Today’s Car News

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Lucid is rolling out a big over-the-air update. The Tesla Model Y is the top-seller in Germany. We look at the form a Toyota Crown Prime PHEV might take. And might Sony-Honda EVs might be built in Ohio? This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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Two new Tesla Cybertruck builds spotted at Giga Texas

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Two new Tesla Cybertruck builds were spotted under wraps at Giga Texas by a drone operator. Tesla is working toward the initial production phases of the Cybertruck at Giga Texas after several production delays. The Cybertruck is set to begin production in mid-2023 , Tesla said earlier this year.

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Hyundai will begin construction on its first EV plant October 25 as it targets US tax credit

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And it’s official. Hyundai will break ground on its massive $5.5 billion electric vehicle factory in Bryan County, Georgia, on October 25.

Moog and Komatsu to demonstrate fully electric wheel loader

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Moog has collaborated with Komatsu to build a fully electric compact wheel loader machine. The companies will demonstrate the connected and automation-ready, zero-emission, battery-powered machine at bauma 2022 from 24-30 October at Messe München.

Rivian recalls nearly every electric truck it’s built so far

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Rivian is recalling its R1T and R1S electric trucks, as well as its EDV electric vans, over a potentially loose fastener that might lead to a loss of control.

Elon Musk explains why SpaceX is asking the Pentagon to pay for Starlink service in Ukraine

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Amidst reports that Elon Musk had asked the Pentagon to pay for Starlink service in Ukraine, the SpaceX CEO explained on Twitter that the private space company cannot really fund the beleaguered country’s satellite internet system “indefinitely.”

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Skeleton launches SuperBattery with Shell as partner; electrification for mining

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Skeleton Technologies, a developer of curved graphene-based supercapacitor and battery energy storage, officially launched its SuperBattery ( earlier post ), and announced Shell as a partner. Skeleton is joining a Shell-led consortium to offer electrification solutions for mining sites.

Hyundai, Genesis, Kia EVs due to get modular platforms, OTA updates

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Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis will add over-the-air (OTA) software updates by 2025, Hyundai announced Wednesday. The first model to feature firmware-level OTA updates will be the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6, which is based on the same E-GMP platform as the Ioniq 5, Kia EV6, and Genesis GV60.

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Over 10,000 Teslas gather in Shanghai port in lead-up to Q3 earnings

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Tesla’s third-quarter earnings call is just a few days away, and the electric vehicle maker’s operations are in full swing. This is particularly notable in China, where Giga Shanghai continues to pump out vehicles for exports.

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NIO, ZF sign deal to collaborate on steer-by-wire, a technology key to autonomous driving

CN EV Post

This is the first time that ZF has secured a business partnership in Asia Pacific for steer-by-wire, a technology necessary to enable autonomous driving. The post NIO, ZF sign deal to collaborate on steer-by-wire, a technology key to autonomous driving appeared first on CnEVPost.

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Alpine unveils Alpenglow hydrogen-engined concept

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Alpine, the exclusive sports car brand of the Renault Group, has unveiled the Alpenglow concept as a showcase for a clean emissions future that is within reach for tomorrow’s racing cars and future Alpine vehicle generations. The car is equipped with a hydrogen-fueled internal-combustion engine.

Tesla Model Y takes top sales spot in Germany

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The Tesla Model Y took the top sales spot in the German vehicle market in September, according to sales numbers reported by the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) (via Electrek).

Lucid Motors (LCID) launches UX 2.0, its largest software update across an entire EV to date

Electrek

Lucid Motors is rolling out its largest software update yet, introducing UX 2.0, which includes improvements throughout the entire vehicle – its flagship Air sedan. New features include “instant-on” glass cockpit and panel displays and the launch of Highway Assist. Check out the full list below.

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SpaceX, NASA targeting separate Moon launches days apart

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NASA and a SpaceX customer have announced plans to launch two unrelated Moon missions days apart next month. On October 12th, NASA confirmed that it will roll its Space Launch System (SLS) rocket out to its Kennedy Space Center LC-39A pad for the fourth time as early as November 4th.

ZF introduces eBeam Axle for pickup trucks

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ZF, addressing the demand for an electrified pickup truck solution, has created the eBeam Axle, a drop-in, electrified axle that allows automakers to transform their current internal combustion engine (ICE) powered trucks into battery-electric vehicles.

Canoo gets orders for at least 3,000 more electric vans

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EV startup Canoo this week confirmed fleet-management company Zeeba has ordered at least 3,000 of its electric vans. The latter company has signed an agreement for 5,450 vehicles, with an initial binding agreement of 3,000 vehicles through 2024, Canoo said in a press release.

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Deutsche Bank says NIO's leasing option in Europe sensible

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Some buyers would naturally be concerned about the residual value of a new brand, and a monthly subscription option allows customers to try out the cars, according to Edison Yu's team. The post Deutsche Bank says NIO's leasing option in Europe sensible appeared first on CnEVPost.

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New Tesla Cybertruck bodies spotted at Gigafactory Texas

Electrek

What appears to be either new Tesla Cybertruck bodies or prototypes were spotted at Gigafactory Texas ahead of the start of production. more…. The post New Tesla Cybertruck bodies spotted at Gigafactory Texas appeared first on Electrek.

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Jervois begins commissioning at Idaho Cobalt Operations; only cobalt mine in US

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Australia-based Jervois Global, a nickel and cobalt company, has commenced the first stage of plant commissioning at its Idaho Cobalt Operations mine site (ICO), following a successful opening ceremony on 7 October 2022.

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Off-the-grid Hotel Hyundai is powered solely by Ioniq 5 EVs

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A pop-up hotel powered entirely by EVs has opened in the United Kingdom. It's called Hotel Hyundai, and it helps demonstrate the vehicle-to-load (V2L) capability the automaker is building into its vehicles. V2L allows cars to discharge power, and is even approved for EV-to-EV charging.

EnerStar partners with Starlink to provide broadband to remote customers

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EnerStar Solutions is partnering with Starlink to add broadband to its list of services for customers, with a focus on those in the most remote regions of Pennsylvania.

Audi wants to purify city air with filter-equipped EVs while they’re driving and charging

Electrek

German automaker Audi shared that it has been working on a pilot project with supplier MANN + HUMMEL to develop a filter for the front end of EVs that can collect particulate matter while driving and charging.

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Top 10 EV battery manufacturers all Asian companies; China accounts for 56% of market, Korea 26% and Japan 10%

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The top 10 global producers of Li-ion batteries for electric vehicles are all Asian companies, according to an analysis posted on the Visual Capitalist. Chinese companies make up 56% of the EV battery market, followed by Korean companies (26%) and Japanese manufacturers (10%).

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Review: 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 Standard lowers price and range, but not expectations

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A brief spin in the 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 Standard around its U.S. hometown of Chattanooga proved that an affordable electric crossover doesn’t need to sacrifice convenience.

Twitter’s filing citing federal investigation on Elon Musk seems to be old news

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Recently, news emerged that Twitter’s legal team had written in a court filing that Elon Musk is being investigated by federal authorities in relation to his attempted acquisition of the social media company.

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Greece runs on 100% renewables for the first time on record

Electrek

Greece was powered entirely by renewables for the first time ever last week, according to the country’s independent power transmission operator (IPTO). more…. The post Greece runs on 100% renewables for the first time on record appeared first on Electrek.

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UNSW Syndey team develops hydrogen-diesel dual fuel system; 90% H2, more than 85% reduction in CO2

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Engineers from UNSW Sydney (Australia) have successfully converted a diesel engine to run as a dual-fuel hydrogen-diesel engine, reducing CO 2 emissions by more than 85% compared to conventional diesel.

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Foxconn plans to build Indi One EV in Ohio, previews more Foxtron EVs

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Foxconn recently signed a memorandum of understanding with IndiEV to build initial versions of the startup's One EV at its Ohio factory, while also showing two more EVs of its own.

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Tesla saves an estimated $114 per car by removing USS

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Tesla saves an estimated $114 per car by removing ultrasonic sensors (USS) and switching to its Tesla Vision, according to a cost breakdown analysis by Munro Live’s Mike Lane.

Tesla Semi spotted seemingly broken down on an on-ramp

Electrek

A Tesla Semi electric truck was spotted seemingly broken down on an on-ramp near a highway in Northern California. more…. The post Tesla Semi spotted seemingly broken down on an on-ramp appeared first on Electrek.

SK invests in electrofuels company Infinium

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SK Trading International (SKTI), a wholly owned subsidiary of SK Innovation, has closed a round of institutional funding into electrofuels developer Infinium. Earlier post.) The investment will support acceleration of Infinium’s commercial developments globally.

2024 Chevy Silverado EV home energy system cues new GM business

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General Motors has already been abundantly clear that it sees its future—and a big business opportunity—in electric vehicles. On Tuesday it confirmed that it plans to offer its first home energy system with the retail launch of the 2024 Chevy Silverado EV due to arrive in fall 2023.

SpaceX announced Starship 2nd commercial spaceflight first two crewmembers

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SpaceX announced the first two crew members of Starship’s second commercial spaceflight around the Moon. Entrepreneur Dennis Tito and his wife, Akiko, purchased seats on a private trip on Starship.

NIO ET7 ranks 8th in premium sedan sales in China in Sept

CN EV Post

The models ahead of the NIO ET7 are all traditional internal combustion engine cars, mainly from German luxury brands BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi. The post NIO ET7 ranks 8th in premium sedan sales in China in Sept appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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Tata Motors launches $10,000 electric hatch; deliveries of Tiago.ev start in January

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Tata Motors, India’s leading automobile manufacturer, launched the newest member of its EV family this past week: the Tiago.ev. Tata is offering special introductory prices starting INR 8.49

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GMC Sierra EV Denali teased ahead of Oct. 20 debut

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The next electric GMC pickup truck has a reveal date. On Friday, GMC teased the Denali edition of its upcoming Sierra EV with a video, and confirmed its debut date of Oct.

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