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Germany’s Plugin EVs Resume Growth, Tesla Model Y Leads

CleanTechnica

Europe’s largest auto market, Germany, saw plugin electric vehicles take 28.5% market share in August 2022, their best result YTD, though only marginally up on August 2021’s 27.6%.

GM reveals 2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV

Green Car Congress

Chevrolet has officially introduced its third EV this year: the 2024 Equinox EV. With a starting price of around $30,000 on the 1LT base trim, the Equinox EV plugs Chevrolet into the critical compact SUV segment; GM says it expects the EV to be the most affordable EV in its class.

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California rule will make EV charging more affordable, reduce load on grid

Green Car Reports

A new California rule could pave the way for more affordable—and more efficient—EV charging.

Ford wants dealers to match Tesla’s lower selling prices

Teslarati

Ford Motor Company has a tough challenge for its dealers selling electric vehicles. The automaker wants its dealers to match Tesla’s lower selling prices, according to a report from Reuters.

ET5 frenzy: Why is this happening, and what does it mean for NIO?

CN EV Post

ET5 potentially obliterates competition in the mid-size premium luxury segment ruled for decades by BMW and others and more recently Tesla. The post ET5 frenzy: Why is this happening, and what does it mean for NIO? appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. NIO NIO ET5

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Ford launches BlueCruise 1.2; Mustang Mach-E first

Green Car Congress

Ford Motor Company launched BlueCruise 1.2 and Lincoln ActiveGlide 1.2 Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) with new features—including hands-free lane changing—and system updates to create more of a human-like driving feel.

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Lucid Air Pure undercuts the Model S in price and efficiency, and it's nearing production

Green Car Reports

California’s Lucid Motors, which just last week started taking reservations for its most expensive model yet, the quarter-million-dollar, 1,200-plus hp Air Sapphire, might already be starting production of its most affordable, sub-$90,000 Air Pure version.

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Tesla is forced to change Autopilot in Germany over regulatory pressure

Electrek

Tesla is forced to change Autopilot features in Germany by the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA). more…. The post Tesla is forced to change Autopilot in Germany over regulatory pressure appeared first on Electrek.

Werner Enterprises signs letter of intent to secure 500 Cummins X15H hydrogen engines

Green Car Congress

Werner Enterprises, a premier transportation and logistics provider, has signed a letter of intent to purchase 500 Cummins’ 15-liter hydrogen internal combustion engines upon availability. Earlier post.)

Buick offers dealer buyouts in advance of EV remake for GM brand

Green Car Reports

General Motors will offer buyouts to U.S. Buick dealers uninterested in remaining with the brand for its EV remake, the head of Buick said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal published Friday. All of Buick's roughly 2,000 U.S.

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Tesla is ramping up hiring efforts in Bangkok with walk-in recruitment event

Teslarati

Earlier this month, Teslarati was the first to first report that Tesla was hiring for a location in Bangkok Thailand. Tesla is ramping up its hiring efforts in Bangkok with a walk-in recruitment day.

NIO sees its 'Model 3' moment as ET5 starts locking in orders

CN EV Post

Before the ET5 began locking in orders, NIO's showrooms were filled with visitors, reminiscent of when deliveries of the locally produced Tesla Model 3 began in early 2020. The post NIO sees its 'Model 3' moment as ET5 starts locking in orders appeared first on CnEVPost.

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thyssenkrupp greenlights construction of €2B hydrogen-powered direct reduction plant for low-CO2 steel

Green Car Congress

The Executive Board of thyssenkrupp AG has released the corresponding capital resources for the construction of the first direct reduction (DR) plant at its Duisburg site. The Supervisory Board of thyssenkrupp AG supports this decision. The major project remains subject to public funding.

BMW battery shift targets 30% more range, faster charging with cylindrical cells and cell-to-pack tech

Green Car Reports

Future BMW electric vehicles will go farther on a charge and will be faster-charging, while costing less to produce.

California considering tax to fund EVs and charging infrastructure

Teslarati

California Proposition 30 will allow residents to vote on a tax increase on those who make over $2 million annually to fund EV incentives and charging infrastructure.

NIO ET7 ranks 8th in best-selling premium sedans in China in Aug

CN EV Post

The models ahead of the NIO ET7 are all traditional internal combustion engine cars, dominated by models from German luxury brands BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi. The post NIO ET7 ranks 8th in best-selling premium sedans in China in Aug appeared first on CnEVPost.

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Atlis Motor Vehicles and ArcelorMittal collaborate to accelerate development of electric pick-up truck

Green Car Congress

Atlis Motor Vehicles (Atlis), a vertically integrated start-up EV company developing an electric work truck and the batteries and motors to drive it, signed a collaborative agreement with ArcelorMittal, the leading producer of automotive steels, to help speed its product development.

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California grid, Lucid Air Pure, Buick EV shift, EV weight gain and road safety: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Lucid teases more affordable versions of its Air being made. Buick offers buyouts to its dealers unconvinced of the EV shift. An ongoing California heat wave serves to emphasize the importance of time-of-use rates and smart EV charging in the future. And are heavy EVs a concern for everyone else?

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Tesla scores partial success in German authority’s Autopilot probe: report

Teslarati

Tesla has scored a partial win in the ongoing Autopilot investigation by Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA), which has been ongoing since the start of the year.

NIO's Q2 revenue beats expectations while losses widen

CN EV Post

NIO reported revenue of RMB 10.29 billion ($1.5 billion) in the second quarter, beating market expectations of RMB 9.8 billion. The post NIO's Q2 revenue beats expectations while losses widen appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. NIO Earnings

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ENC next-gen battery-electric and fuel-cell buses to be delivered in 2023

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ElDorado National (California) or ENC, a subsidiary of REV Group Inc.

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2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV confirmed at $30,000 for 250-mile base model

Green Car Reports

Early this year GM laid out an enticing price of $30,000 for its 2024 Chevy Equinox EV fully electric compact crossover due in fall 2023. On Thursday GM confirmed it’s planning to keep to that initial price and timeline, and it revealed much more about this upcoming EV.

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SpaceX in talks with Apple about Starlink connectivity for the iPhone

Teslarati

Elon Musk shared that Apple and SpaceX have had a few conversations about Starlink connectivity for iPhones. Apple might want to bring Starlink services to its users, as hinted by a new feature on the recently announced iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max. .

MG unveils new ZS EV and cuts price to match BYD Atto 3, long-range on cards

The Driven EV News

MG drops ZS EV price by $2,000, says long-range battery on cards, and we take it for a drive. The post MG unveils new ZS EV and cuts price to match BYD Atto 3, long-range on cards appeared first on The Driven. Electric Cars EV Models EV News Reviews compact SUV electric SUV MG ZS EV

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Synhelion starts construction of DAWN demo plant to produce solar fuels

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ETH Zurich spin-off Synhelion has started the construction of DAWN—its own industrial plant to produce synthetic fuels using solar heat. Earlier post.)

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EPA cracks down on companies selling aftermarket diesel "defeat devices," with fines in the millions

Green Car Reports

Seven years after the Volkswagen diesel scandal began, emissions "defeat devices" are still a problem, but it's mostly aftermarket companies that are drawing the attention of regulators.

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Tesla Giga Nevada exceeds 6.5K Powerwall per week, on target to make 442 Megapacks in Q3

Teslarati

A recent meeting with Tesla employees has revealed that Gigafactory Nevada is hitting its stride in the production of the company’s battery storage products like the Powerwall and Megapack.

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Insurance registrations: NIO sells 2,882 vehicles in 1st week of Sept, XPeng 1,849, Li Auto 1,554

CN EV Post

NIO continued to outsell its local counterpart XPeng and Li Auto in the first week of September, as deliveries of its new models began to see a steady rise. The post Insurance registrations: NIO sells 2,882 vehicles in 1st week of Sept, XPeng 1,849, Li Auto 1,554 appeared first on CnEVPost.

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Ionic Mineral Technologies debuts halloysite-derived nano-silicon anode material Ionisil

Green Car Congress

Ionic Mineral Technologies ( Ionic MT ), a US-based advanced battery materials technology company, emerged from stealth mode to debut its halloysite-derived nano-silicon, Ionisil, which can be used as a drop-in replacement for graphite in lithium-based batteries.

Review: 2024 VW ID.Buzz EV counters crossover culture with iconoclastic pizzazz

Green Car Reports

Volkswagen’s highly anticipated ID.Buzz electric van gets it right. Mostly. A couple weeks ago I was able to spend much of the day with production-spec versions of the 2024 VW ID.Buzz and found it to be a refreshing departure from the compact-to-mid-size crossover forms that have become banal.

Tesla considers building battery-grade lithium refining facility in TX

Teslarati

Tesla is evaluating the possibility of developing a battery-grade lithium hydroxide refining facility in North America. The company seems to be proactively looking to support its battery manufacturing efforts.

Tesla further cuts wait times for nearly all models in China by 6 weeks

CN EV Post

With the exception of the entry-level Model Y, which has a wait time of 1-4 weeks, Tesla has further reduced the expected delivery dates for all of its models in China by 6 weeks. The post Tesla further cuts wait times for nearly all models in China by 6 weeks appeared first on CnEVPost.

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IDTechEx: Nio spearheading battery swapping expansion beyond China

Green Car Congress

Battery swap stations are Nio’s signature replenishment facility, and it is currently the only company offering such models to the general consumer. There are also other companies in China that offer models with battery swap support, but for the taxi market.

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VW ID.Buzz review, EPA diesel-truck crackdown, Lightyear funding: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

The EPA cracks down on diesel “tunes” for trucks with millions in fines. Lightyear gets more investment for its higher-volume solar EV. And we drive the ID.Buzz electric Microbus, but for Americans it remains a couple years off. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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SpaceX Starship prototype ignites six engines, starts major brush fire

Teslarati

SpaceX has successfully ignited all six engines on its latest Starship prototype, taking a significant step towards ensuring that the upper stage will be ready for the rocket’s first orbital launch attempt.

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Tesla Model Y receives top safety rating from Australia’s ANCAP

Electrek

Tesla continues to receive accolades for its safety ratings, with the Model Y receiving the top safety rating from Australia’s ANCAP. more…. The post Tesla Model Y receives top safety rating from Australia’s ANCAP appeared first on Electrek.

StoreDot begins shipping EV cell samples to OEM partners; 100 miles in 5 minutes

Green Car Congress

StoreDot, the developer of extreme fast charging batteries for electric vehicles ( earlier post ), has commenced shipping production-ready EV cell samples of its ‘100in5’ (100 miles of range in 5 minutes) battery technology to more than one dozen strategic electric vehicle OEM partners and potential customers.

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