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EV fast-charging at 100 Taco Bells: A new norm for fast food?

Green Car Reports

More than 100 Taco Bell restaurants are set to be “electrified” over the next year with DC fast-charging stations for electric vehicles, announced the operator Diversified Restaurant Group, earlier this month.

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Sweden’s Plugin EV Share At 59.4%, Volvo XC40 Back To Strength

CleanTechnica

October saw Sweden’s plugin electric vehicle share reach 59.4% of the auto market, up from 50.1% year on year. Full electrics alone took 35.5% share, from 22.9% Overall auto volume was 22,383 units, 12% up YoY, though still some 25% down on pre-2020 seasonal norms.

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Team shows crowdsourced data from smartphones in cars can help monitor structural integrity of bridges

Green Car Congress

Researchers from the Senseable City Laboratory at MIT report that crowdsourced data from the smartphones of vehicle passengers crossing bridges may help monitor bridge structural integrity. An open-access paper on their demonstration is published in the Nature journal Communications Engineering.

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Toyota among the ‘2022 world’s most obstructive companies on climate policy’ with oil giants

Electrek

Toyota can’t seem to get out of its own way lately. The Japanese automaker ranked among the “world’s most obstructive companies on climate policy” of 2022, with oil giants like Exxon Mobile, Chevron, and leading Russian oil companies. more….

Ram electric truck will lead in range and towing, company says

Green Car Reports

The Ram Revolution BEV Concept, previewing a future electric Ram pickup truck, is due to debut in concept form at CES in Las Vegas in January, rather than originally planned at the LA Auto Show this month.

Tesla extends unique offer for Model 3 and Model Y customers in Germany

Teslarati

Tesla Model Y reservation holders in Germany have received messages from the electric vehicle maker that hints at the company’s focus on its customers.

TMC pilot successfully collects seafloor polymetallic nodules, lifts to surface via 4 km riser

Green Car Congress

In mid-October, TMC the metals company Inc.

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Zeekr 009 electric van debuts CATL cell-to-pack battery tech

Green Car Reports

Chinese automaker Geely's Zeekr brand on Tuesday unveiled the 009, an electric van that marks the production debut of battery supplier CATL's cell-to-pack battery tech. Zeekr's second model, following the 001 hatchback, the 009 is a six-seat van is expected to start deliveries in China in 2023.

SpaceX ships 200th Falcon second stage, highlighting the flip-side of booster reuse

Teslarati

SpaceX has built and shipped its 200th Falcon second stage, highlighting the often underappreciated rocket’s record of achievement on the ground and in flight.

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LiquidPiston awarded $9M contract from DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory for compact efficient heavy-fueled rotary engine program

Green Car Congress

LiquidPiston announced a $9-million award from the US Army to design, build and demonstrate an advanced, heavy-fueled combustion engine that uses up to 30% less fuel than comparable gasoline-powered engines in the same power class and reduces size and weight by up to 10x over diesel engines with comparable power output.

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EV stocks soar in Hong Kong: XPeng up 26%, NIO up 18%

CN EV Post

Hong Kong stocks rose overall, with the Hang Seng Index up 5.8 percent and the Hang Seng Tech Index up 8.2 percent. The post EV stocks soar in Hong Kong: XPeng up 26%, NIO up 18% appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. NIO Market Recap

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2023 Mercedes EQE sedan costs $76,050, goes up to 305 miles

Green Car Reports

Mercedes-Benz confirmed starting prices for the 2023 EQE electric sedan lineup that arrives at dealerships this fall. With its standard 90.6-kwh battery pack, the EQE 350+ will deliver 305 miles of range, according to EPA estimates cited by Mercedes-Benz but yet unconfirmed in official EPA listings.

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“Remarkable:” Volvo to sell electric only cars in Australia by 2026

The Driven EV News

Volvo Australia says it will sell electric only cars from 2026, four years ahead of the target set by its parent company. The post “Remarkable:” Volvo to sell electric only cars in Australia by 2026 appeared first on The Driven. EV News

Enevate and Lightning Motorcycles partner to commercialize extreme fast charging battery for electric motorcycle

Green Car Congress

Enevate, a developer of a silicon-dominant composite anode material and high energy density batteries for electric vehicles (EVs) and other markets ( earlier post ), has partnered with Lightning Motorcycles to equip Lightning’s Strike Carbon motorcycle with Enevate’s EV-sized extreme fast charge advanced lithium-ion cells. As part of product validation, Lightning integrated a 24-kWh battery pack with Enevate technology into the Strike Carbon e-motorcycle.

NIO's Hefei plants have resumed production, report says

CN EV Post

NIO's production sites in Hefei has resumed production, local media said, citing unnamed channel sources. The post NIO's Hefei plants have resumed production, report says appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

Vintage Nissan Sunny electric pickup hauls with Leaf power

Green Car Reports

Nissan doesn't make an electric pickup truck, but a South Carolina tuner may have just created the next best thing—for Nissan itself to show. Tommy Pike Customs (TPC) took a 1987 Nissan Sunny Truck and gave it a Nissan Leaf powertrain transplant.

Elon Musk’s paid Twitter verification system to roll out next week: report

Teslarati

Elon Musk’s paid Twitter verification system is rolling out next week, showing that the Tesla CEO is wasting no time getting the social media company in tip-top shape.

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Vienna transit operator orders 60 Mercedes-Benz e-Citaro electric buses

Green Car Congress

The Wiener Linien transport company in Vienna, Austria has ordered 60 Mercedes-Benz eCitaro vehicles. The low-floor buses with zero local emissions will be delivered from next year until 2025.

Baillie Gifford boosts holdings in Tesla, NIO, cuts Li Auto in Q3

CN EV Post

Baillie Gifford increased its holdings in NIO by 50,039 shares, Tesla by 18.47 million shares and cut its position in Li Auto by half during the third quarter. The post Baillie Gifford boosts holdings in Tesla, NIO, cuts Li Auto in Q3 appeared first on CnEVPost.

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GM delays EV production ramp over battery supply

Green Car Reports

General Motors is slowing down the its EV production ramp, but still appears committed to an EV-heavy future. The automaker originally planned to produce 400,000 EVs by the end of 2023, but has now pushed that target back to mid-2024, according to the Wall Street Journal.

In Elon Musk’s intertwining web of companies, Twitter is the latest addition

Teslarati

Elon Musk recently added Twitter to the list of companies he currently controls. Tesla, SpaceX, the Boring Company, and others have all worked as an intertwining web of entities with Musk acting as the spider.

KAUST develops AI framework for design of fuels optimized for engine efficiency and lower emissions

Green Car Congress

A team at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) has developed a data-driven artificial intelligence (AI) framework to design liquid fuels exhibiting tailor-made properties for combustion engine applications to improve efficiency and lower carbon emissions. An open-access paper on their work is published in the Nature journal Communications Chemistry.

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Covid disruptions cost NIO 7,000 units of production in Oct, report says

CN EV Post

Covid disruptions caused NIO to lose about 7,000 units of EV production and about 5,000 units of deliveries, according to Bloomberg. The post Covid disruptions cost NIO 7,000 units of production in Oct, report says appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

Saudi Arabia launches EV brand with Foxconn, using BMW components

Green Car Reports

Saudi Arabia doesn't have much history of car manufacturing, but the nation plans to launch an EV brand with help from BMW and Foxconn.

Solar will become 10 times cheaper than gas in Europe – study

Electrek

It would be 10 times more expensive to operate gas-fired power plants in the long term than to build new solar PV capacity in Europe, according to a new study from Oslo-based energy research company Rystad Energy. more….

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TECO 2030 signs LOI with AVL for fuel cell stacks for 30 trucks based on AVL HyTruck platform

Green Car Congress

Norway-based developer of fuel cells for maritime and heavy industry applications TECO 2030 signed a letter of intent (LOI) with AVL on behalf of an undisclosed truck customer for delivery of fuel cell stacks to 30 trucks based on the AVL HyTruck platform, delivery to start end of next year.

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NIO's two plants in Hefei temporarily halt production due to Covid, report says

CN EV Post

Since mid-October, NIO's production has started to face challenges due to Covid curbs, according to local media. The post NIO's two plants in Hefei temporarily halt production due to Covid, report says appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

Review: 2023 Nissan Ariya turns over a new Leaf for brand

Green Car Reports

The 2023 Nissan Ariya not only represents the best new ground-up Nissan in years, it also reorients a brand that has seemed adrift since its erstwhile leader, Carlos Ghosn, ran afoul of the law.

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Tesla gives FSD Beta demonstration to California DMV

Teslarati

Tesla demonstrated Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta’s capabilities for California transportation officials on Wednesday, October 26, 2022. Tesla’s FSD Beta demonstration would give autonomous vehicle regulators a good basis for self-driving cars in the future. .

Vingroup member VinES and Li-Cycle launch global battery recycling partnership

Green Car Congress

Li-Cycle Holdings, the leading lithium-ion battery recycler in North America, and Vines Energy Solutions ( VinES ), a Vingroup company that specializes in the research, development and manufacturing of advanced batteries for mobility and energy storage applications, launched a global recycling partnership.

Tesla to send workers from Shanghai to California to help expand production, report says

CN EV Post

Tesla will send about 200 people from its Shanghai plant to Fremont for assignments that will last at least three months, according to Bloomberg. The post Tesla to send workers from Shanghai to California to help expand production, report says appeared first on CnEVPost.

Fisker plans to share EV platforms, sell emissions credits

Green Car Reports

Fisker plans to share EV platforms with other automakers, as well as explore selling emissions credits, the company revealed in its third-quarter financial results update.

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SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket back in action after a three-year hiatus

Teslarati

Update: The US Space Systems Command says that SpaceX’s first direct launch to geosynchronous orbit was a “simply outstanding” success, safely deploying several satellites more than 36,000 kilometers (~22,400 mi) above the Earth’s surface.

Novel molecular orbital interaction stabilizes cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries

Green Car Congress

An international team led by scientists from the Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials at the University of Wollongong in Australia has verified that the introduction of novel molecular orbital interactions can improve the structural stability of cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries.

NIO confirms production at its plants affected by Covid curbs

CN EV Post

Production at NIO's plants is indeed affected by the Covid epidemic, which is affecting production and delivery schedules, local media quoted a company source as saying. The post NIO confirms production at its plants affected by Covid curbs appeared first on CnEVPost.

Report: Tesla Cybertruck production won’t ramp up until late 2023

Green Car Reports

Tesla might not start mass production of the Cybertruck for more than a year, according a Tuesday report from Reuters, citing insiders.

Tesla listed among Interbrand’s Best Global Brands 2022 report

Teslarati

International brand consultancy firm Interbrand has released its Best Global Brands 2022 report, which outlines the strongest brands across a wide range of industries.

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