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BMW begins road testing of i Hydrogen NEXT; small-series production model in late 2022

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The BMW Group is beginning to test near-standard vehicles with a hydrogen fuel cell drive train in everyday conditions on European roads.

Renewable energy plan incentivizes GM EV owners: Free home charging after midnight

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General Motors and Shell on Wednesday announced a new partnership to provide renewable energy to GM customers in Texas, as well as free overnight charging for Texans who own GM electric cars.

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Tesla Supercharger station gets direct service from McDonald’s: get a Big Mac while charging?


A Tesla Supercharger station is now getting direct service from a nearby McDonald’s that offer direct delivery to Tesla owners charging their electric vehicles. more… The post Tesla Supercharger station gets direct service from McDonald’s: get a Big Mac while charging?

Elon Musk provides update on Starlink’s IPO


Elon Musk has provided a quick update about Starlink’s impending (and apparent) initial public offering (IPO). Reiterating a point he mentioned in the past, the SpaceX CEO stated that Starlink would likely go public when its cash flow is reasonably predictable. .

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BMW i Ventures invests in Kodiak Robotics; autonomous long-haul trucking technology

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BMW i Ventures invested in Kodiak Robotics , Inc., a developer of self-driving long-haul trucking technology. The funds from the BMW i Ventures investment help Kodiak expand its team and fleet, as well as continue to develop its self-driving technology purpose-built for long-haul trucks.

Audi maps out shift to electric: Only EVs launched from 2026, no gasoline models by 2033

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Audi on Tuesday mapped out plans to go all-electric in just over a decade, including launching only electric cars starting in 2026, and ending production of gasoline engines by 2033.

Tesla battery supplier Panasonic sold its entire TSLA stake for an insane profit


Panasonic, Tesla’s main battery supplier, confirmed that it sold its entire stake in the electric automaker, and it claims that it won’t change its relationship.

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HYBRIT produces hydrogen-reduced sponge iron on pilot scale

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SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall have now produced hydrogen-reduced sponge iron on a pilot scale. The technological breakthrough within the HYBRIT ( earlier post ) initiative cuts about 90% of the emissions in connection with steel production and is a decisive step on the road to fossil-free steel.

EV startup Canoo has a structural battery—but it’s not Tesla’s approach

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So far, most electric car batteries are built around a predictable hierarchy: Cells go into modules and modules assemble into a pack. In many cases, the case and internal frame of the pack make up its own rugged structure.

Tesla confirms plan to open Supercharger network to other automakers next year


Tesla has confirmed to Norwegian officials that it plans to open the Supercharger network to other automakers by September 2022. The news comes amid several rumors of Tesla opening up its extremely valuable electric vehicle fast-charging network.

Tesla Model Y taxi fleet successfully blocked by NY commission


The New York Taxi and Limousine Commission’s (TLC) efforts to block the deployment of 50 Tesla Model Y taxis from electric transit startup Revel were successful. The decision was finalized in a meeting on Tuesday, where the NY TLC voted to stop issuing new for-hire licenses for electric cars.

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First demonstration of Mcity’s ABC test concept for highly automated vehicles

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Leaders of Mcity at the University of Michigan conducted the first demonstration of a protocol designed to prove that highly automated vehicles are safe before testing moves on to public roads.

California heat waves prompt alerts about EV charging habits, energy conservation

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California has more electric cars than any other state, but now the high cooling demands due to a heat wave could impact drivers' ability to charge their EVs.

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Watch Tesla Model S Plaid hits insane speeds on Pikes Peak Hill Climb


Unplugged Performance has brought its brand-new Tesla Model S Plaid to the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, and the new top-performance electric vehicle is already impressing in the practice round.

Tesla Model S Plaid Pikes Peak racecar hits 136 mph in practice run at 14k feet


There are very few times where one can justify traveling 136 mph while driving on a mountain at 14,000 feet. Legendary racecar driver Randy Pobst’s recent test run at the upper section of Pikes Peak using his Unplugged Model S Plaid was certainly one of them.

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Porsche invests in high-performance battery JV Cellforce; Si anodes; BASF NCM cathode materials

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Porsche is investing a high double-digit-million amount in its new joint venture company Cellforce Group GmbH. Porsche and joint venture partner Customcells, a spin-off from Fraunhofer, also announced the launch of production of high-performance battery cells at Porsche’s Weissach Development Center.

Gas and electric USPS trucks will be powered by Ford

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Oshkosh Defense on Tuesday announced that it plans to build its next-generation postal vehicles—some of which will be battery-electric—for the U.S. government in Spartanburg, South Carolina starting in summer 2023.

Tesla has now 2 of top 3 most-American-made cars


Tesla has sneaked its way to the top of the list of the most-American-made cars. Now the electric automaker has two of the top three vehicles in’s American Made-Index. more… The post Tesla has now 2 of top 3 most-American-made cars appeared first on Electrek.

Tesla China launches solar-powered Superchargers in sunshine-ridden Tibet


Tesla China announced earlier that it has launched a solar-powered Supercharger facility in Lhasa, the administrative capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region.

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KINTO introduces all-new Toyota Mirai fuel-cell vehicle for car-sharing services in Sweden

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Toyota’s global brand for new mobility services, KINTO, is now introducing the Toyota Mirai fuel cell vehicle into its KINTO Share fleet in Sweden.

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Up close with the 2022 Kia EV6: A more futuristic take than the Ioniq 5, with charms of its own

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Parsing the strange relationship between automakers Hyundai and Kia would take a licensed therapist. The two companies (but really kind of one company?) share so much DNA between their vehicles, but also have a stubborn insistence that each is very different.

Lucid has now over 10,000 reservations for the Air electric luxury sedan and that’s not bad


Lucid Motors confirmed that it now has over 10,000 reservations for the Air, its first car and a luxury electric sedan. It might not sound as impressive as numbers of reservations in some other programs, but it’s actually not bad.

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Tesla Model 3 SR Plus sold out in UK for Q2 despite zero EV purchase incentives


The Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus has sold out in the United Kingdom (UK) weeks before the end of the second quarter. Tesla’s inventory page in the UK shows that only Model 3 Long Range variants and Performance variants are available.

Rolls-Royce investing $110M over next decade to develop energy storage for aircraft

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Rolls-Royce is entering new aviation markets to pioneer sustainable power and as part of that mission will be developing energy storage systems (ESS) that will enable aircraft to undertake zero emissions flights of more than 100 miles on a single charge.

GM free charging, Jaguar EVs, Canoo vs. Tesla structural battery: Today’s Car News

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Canoo has a structural battery, but not like Tesla. Jaguar is shopping around for an EV platform. And GM is offering free late-night EV charging. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

Florida’s governor just locked ‘Florida into a dirty fossil fuel future’


Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) just signed into law SB 1128/HB 919 , “Preemption Over Restriction of Utility Services,” which was pushed through the legislature. It prevents local governments from deciding which energy path they want to take.

New Panasonic CEO talks Tesla battery partnership and 4680 cell production


New Panasonic President and Chief Executive Officer Yuki Kusumi is taking over a leaner version of the 103-year-old Japanese conglomerate.

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Port of Antwerp converting tug to methanol propulsion; becoming a multi-fuel port

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The Port of Antwerp is converting a tug to methanol propulsion. The ‘methatug’ is part of the European Union-funded Fastwater project, which aims to demonstrate the feasibility of methanol as a sustainable marine fuel. The European Commission approved the project this week.

Evasive Motorsports' modified Tesla Model 3 readies for a run at Pikes Peak glory

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The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is one of America’s most famous races, and for the past several years it’s served as a de facto proving ground for electric racing vehicles—including multiple Tesla Model 3s, all rather lightly modified.

Audi says it will produce its last internal combustion engine by 2033, only launch new EVs by 2026


Audi announced today that it will produce its last internal combustion engine in 2033 (if people are still buying them by then), and it will only launch new vehicles that are electric by 2026.

Morgan Stanley outlines Tesla’s 8 key drivers for further expansion


Recently, Morgan Stanley (MS) released a note on Tesla’s future capacity expansion. The note discussed key drivers that would push Tesla’s growth further in terms of model/segment and factory footprint. Each driver is discussed below.

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Hyundai Motor Group completes acquisition of 80% of Boston Dynamics from Softbank

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Hyundai Motor Group, Boston Dynamics, Inc. and SoftBank Group Corp. announced the completion of Hyundai’s acquisition of a controlling interest in Boston Dynamics from SoftBank, following the receipt of regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.

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Fisker teases more power, unique clutch for Ocean EV as production agreement signed

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Fisker last week announced a long-term manufacturing deal with automotive supplier Magna for production of its Ocean electric SUV, while founder Henrik Fisker teased more details of the planned EV.

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Porsche gets into battery cells, creates new Cellforce battery manufacturing company


Porsche is getting into battery cells for the first time as it invests in Customcells and creates a new company, Cellforce, with the battery cell manufacturer. more… The post Porsche gets into battery cells, creates new Cellforce battery manufacturing company appeared first on Electrek.

Tesla will make some Superchargers publicly available to other EVs in 2022


Tesla plans to open some of its Supercharging stations in Norway and Sweden to other electric vehicles in Q3 2022. Last week, Teslarati reported that German Federal Minister of Transport Andreas Scheuer urged Tesla to unlock the company’s Superchargers to manufacturers of other EVs.

Zaragoza orders 68 Irizar e-mobility electric buses

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The Zaragoza, Spain City Council is ordering 68 Irizar e-mobility electric buses—51 12-meter units and 17 articulated. These buses will be progressively incorporated into the service from the last half of next year and will be operated by Avanza.

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Fully electric Volvo XC90 Recharge teased with lidar and "AI-driven super computer"

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An all-electric successor to the Volvo XC90—likely called XC90 Recharge—will be unveiled next year, Volvo confirmed Thursday in a press release, adding that the electric SUV will feature advanced driver-assist tech.