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BYD unveils two electric trucks

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BYD unveiled two battery-electric heavy-duty trucks, the Gen3 8TT and 6F. Unveiled at the ACT Expo in Long Beach, Calif., the Gen 3 8TT and 6F feature cabs styled by Wolfgang Josef Egger, the former Audi chief designer. The stylish cabs offer improved aerodynamics and energy efficiency.

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Toyota to slash EV costs by half, target just 10 percent range degradation in 10 years

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Toyota on Tuesday outlined a battery-development push aimed at slashing costs and increasing battery lifespan. The automaker plans to spend $13.5

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Tesla Model Y body castings begin to stack up at Giga Texas

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Tesla Model Y castings are beginning to stack up in impressive numbers at the automaker’s Giga Texas plant just outside of Austin.

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England will be first country to require new homes to include EV chargers

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The British government will introduce legislation in 2021 that will require all newly built homes and offices to feature electric vehicle chargers in England. more… The post England will be first country to require new homes to include EV chargers appeared first on Electrek.

KAMAZ presents its first hydrogen bus

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KAMAZ has presented the KAMAZ-6290 hydrogen fuel cell bus at the COMTRANS-2021 international exhibition in Moscow. There is still a lot of work to be done. In 2022, we intend to test a prototype KAMAZ hydrogen fuel cell bus in the streets of Moscow, in the environment of actual operation.

Shell and Ubitricity target 50,000 on-street EV chargers in the UK by 2025

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Shell and Ubitricity earlier this week announced plans to install 50,000 on-street EV charging stations in the United Kingdom by the end of 2025, greatly improving access to charging for drivers in urban areas.

Tesla’s record-setting Nurburgring run proves that Elon Musk’s yoke is no joke

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Tesla has released the in-car video from one of its record-setting runs at the Nurburgring.

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Honda and Cruise to start testing program in September toward launch of autonomous vehicle mobility service business in Japan

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Honda will start a testing program for autonomous vehicles in September 2021, taking a step toward an autonomous vehicle mobility service (MaaS) business in Japan, which Honda is planning to launch under collaboration with Cruise and General Motors.

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Report: Shifting the federal fleet to EVs could save US taxpayers $4.6 billion by 2030

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Shifting the federal fleet to electric vehicles could save United States taxpayers $4.6 billion by 2030, according to a report released last month by the Electrification Coalition and Atlas Public Policy (via InsideEVs).

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Tesla sidesteps New Mexico ban by building service center in tribal land

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Tesla has effectively sidestepped a New Mexico law that was barring the company from operating a service center for EV owners in the state. The company was able to work around NM’s ban by building a service center on Native American tribal land.

Leaked video from Tesla Gigafactory Texas shows tons of megacasts ahead of production

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A video that leaked from Tesla Gigafactory Texas in Austin shows a ton of large mega casting parts ahead of the expected start of Model Y production at the new factory.

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Wright testing 2 MW aviation-grade motor for transport-category zero-emissions aircraft

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Wright Electric has begun testing its 2 MW (~2,700 horsepower) motor for electric and hydrogen aircraft. Earlier post.) It’s the largest propulsive aerospace motor in existence to the company’s knowledge—about 2x larger than other propulsive motors in testing.

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Three of the five US states with the most EVs didn't have a mandate for them

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Zero-emission vehicle mandates have been an important tool for spurring EV sales, but some states have managed to do pretty well without them, according to new government data. In fact, three of the five U.S.

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SpaceX reinstalls Super Heavy booster on orbital launch mount

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For the second time in five weeks, SpaceX has installed a Super Heavy booster – fitted with 29 Raptor engines – on Starship’s nascent ‘orbital launch mount.’

Tesla (TSLA) discontinues its solar subscription service

Electrek

Tesla (TSLA) has discontinued its solar subscription service that it started offering in the US two years ago as the cheapest possible way to go solar. more… The post Tesla (TSLA) discontinues its solar subscription service appeared first on Electrek.

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Toyota will invest $14.3B in development of a battery supply system and research and development by 2030

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In a livestreamed briefing on batteries and carbon neutrality, Toyota Chief Technology Officer Masahiko Maeda said that the company will invest ¥1.5 trillion (US$14.3 billion) in the development of a battery supply system and research and development by 2030.

Sono is designing Sion solar EV to be a mobile home power bank

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Munich-based Sono Motors, which is working to bring its solar-supplemented Sion electric car to market for Europe, revealed last week that it is developing its own AC wallbox that will allow the car to be used as a mobile power bank or external home energy storage.

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Elon Musk wants employees to brace for ‘biggest wave in Tesla history’ in Q3

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk told employees in an internal email to “brace for the biggest wave in Tesla history” last night as the automaker preps for 2021’s third quarter to come to a close.

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Tesla Model S Plaid laps Nürburgring in 7:30.909, production electric record

Electrek

A Plaid Tesla Model S has set a new electric lap record at the famous Nürburgring Nordschleife racetrack in Germany, with a laptime of 7:30.909. This beats the Porsche Taycan’s time by nearly 12 seconds, and is quite competitive with the gas-powered competition as well.

Mobileye unveils electric AV to be used in driverless ride-hailing services

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Mobileye, an Intel company, unveiled the 6-passenger, road-ready electric autonomous vehicle (AV) that will be used for commercial driverless ride-hailing services in Tel Aviv and Munich starting in 2022.

2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE: Electric sedan sized like Model S arrives spring 2022

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Mercedes-Benz on Sunday revealed its next fully electric luxury car, set to follow the introduction of its 2022 Mercedes EQS flagship and arrive in the U.S. next spring. As the EQS is the electric S-Class equivalent, the 2023 Mercedes EQE is the electric E-Class equivalent.

Tesla Model S Plaid sets Nürburgring track record

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk just confirmed that the Model S Plaid set the production vehicle record at the Nürburgring in Germany with a time of 7:30.909 at 166.320 km/h (103.35 Musk tweeted a picture of the receipt from the Nürburgring, confirming the Model S Plaid broke the track record.

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Tesla’s $25,000 electric car rendered as sporty Model Q hatchback – dope or nope?

Electrek

Tesla is coming up with its $25,000 electric car, but we still don’t know exactly what it will look like or even what it will be called. Now it has been rendered as a sporty Model Q hatchback. Dope or nope?

Intel CEO predicts chips will be more than 20% of premium vehicle BOM by 2030

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At IAA Mobility, during his first in-person keynote since taking the helm of Intel in February, CEO Pat Gelsinger predicted that semiconductors will account for more than 20% of the total premium vehicle bill of materials (BOM) by 2030. That represents a 5x growth rate over 2019’s 4% figure.

BMW i Vision Circular concept rethinks the compact EV under a circular economy

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To truly minimize a car's environmental impact, automakers need to do more than eliminate tailpipes. Unveiled earlier this week at the Munich auto show, the BMW i Vision Circular concept feature not only an electric powertrain, but also what sustainable construction might look like in 2040.

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SpaceX schedules first Falcon Heavy launch in two years in early October

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For the first time in more than two years, SpaceX has a firm launch date for its next Falcon Heavy mission: October 9th, 2021.

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Toyota is investing over $13 billion in EV batteries while lobbying to slow everyone else

Electrek

Toyota announced that it is investing over $13 billion in EV batteries as it is trying to catch up after falling behind in electrification. In the meantime, the Japanese automaker has led lobbying efforts to slow broader EV adoption.

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Porsche presents Mission R concept electric competition car

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At IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich, Porsche is presenting the Mission R concept electric car that combines advanced technologies and sustainable materials, such as natural fibre-reinforced plastics, with a passion for racing.

VW ID.Life concept previews $24,000 EV built on pared-down MEB platform

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Volkswagen used this week's Munich auto show to preview an affordable electric car starting at 20,000 euros (about $24,000 at current exchange rates), and based on a pared-down version of its MEB platform. Unveiled in concept form as the Volkswagen ID.Life, and likely to be badged ID.2

Tesla shares Model S Plaid “Track Pack” details, release date, and rollout strategy

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With the Tesla Model S Plaid setting an official world record for a production electric car in the Nurburgring, all eyes are now focused on what a track-optimized version of the flagship sedan could do in the 12.94-mile track.

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It’s World EV Day, and here’s why it’s not just another goofy ‘Day’ [Video]

Electrek

It’s World EV Day today, which means what it sounds like: it celebrates and promotes the role of electric vehicles as the world attempts to move toward reaching net zero.

Wallbox introduces 350 kW Hypernova ultrafast public charger

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Wallbox, a leading provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions worldwide, unveiled Hypernova, the company’s fastest and most sophisticated public charging station yet, at IAA Mobility in Munich.

Mercedes-Maybach EQS concept presents its future electric SUV in super-lux form

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Mercedes used this week's Munich auto show to unveil a concept car previewing a super-sized EV for its ultra-luxury Maybach sub-brand. The Concept Mercedes-Maybach EQS SUV also hints at an upcoming SUV companion to the EQS sedan unveiled earlier this year.

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Tesla’s Elon Musk highlights Cybertruck’s uniqueness, explains adoption of yoke

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Many things are controversial about the Tesla Cybertruck. Apart from its out-of-the-box design, the vehicle’s prototype also utilizes what could very well be the most polarizing component that Tesla has released in years: the steering yoke.

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Tesla (TSLA) aiming for ‘decent’ quarter for deliveries after supply chain issues

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Tesla (TSLA) is aiming for a “decent” quarter for deliveries with a strong end to the quarter after supply chain issues affected early production in Q3.

eVTOL company Archer enters agreement with USAF to collaborate on flight testing

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Archer Aviation, a developer of all-electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, announced an agreement with the United States Air Force (USAF) to establish a collaborative strategy to explore the technical readiness and suitability of Archer’s eVTOL aircraft for USAF purposes.

First drive review: 2022 Polestar 2 single motor beats Tesla on build quality, remixes priorities

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Suddenly there’s an attractive, premium, reasonably priced, electric car that doesn’t have a Tesla badge. The question is whether that matters and what concessions—or advantages—that brings with it.

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