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Lucid Air EPA-rated at 520 miles of range

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Lucid Group announced that the Lucid Air Dream Edition Range has received an official EPA rating of 520 miles of range. It is the longest-range electric vehicle ever rated by the EPA, delivering at least 100+ miles of additional range over its closest competitor.

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Affordable, all-electric: The 5 lowest-priced new EVs in the US

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Falling battery costs will soon help make EVs cheaper than combustion models—not just in overall ownership costs, but in up-front sticker price.

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Rolls-Royce’s electric airplane completes its maiden flight in the UK

Electrek

Rolls-Royce’s fully electric aircraft the Spirit of Innovation completed its maiden flight in the UK on Wednesday. The airplane flew for 15 minutes at the Ministry of Defense Boscombe Down aircraft testing site in Wiltshire, England.

Want to be a Tesla FSD Beta tester? Elon Musk reveals how you can join

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk finally revealed how the company would choose its expanded population of Full Self-Driving Beta testers: Be a good driver for seven days.

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CARB: CA’s 100-station hydrogen refueling station target could be met by end of 2023

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has released the 2021 issue of its Annual Evaluation of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Deployment and Hydrogen Fuel Station Network Development , pursuant to the requirements of Assembly Bill 8 (2013). This report is the eighth annual publication.

California projects 100 retail hydrogen stations by the end of 2023

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) predicts continued slow expansion of hydrogen infrastructure in the state. It recently issued a report projecting 100 retail hydrogen stations in operation in the state by the end of 2023.

Tesla (TSLA) is expected to reach 1.3 million deliveries in 2022

Electrek

According to a new analysis from Wedbush, Tesla (TSLA) is expected to reach 1.3 million deliveries in 2022. The automaker is apparently getting ahead of current supply chain issues plaguing the auto industry. more… The post Tesla (TSLA) is expected to reach 1.3

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Barcelona adds 24 more Solaris electric buses

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Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB), the public transport operator for the Barcelona metropolitan area has ordered 24 Solaris Urbino 12 electric buses, which will arrive by the end of 2022. The value of the contract, concluded as a result of a tender, stands at more than €12 million.

GM asks Chevy Bolt EV drivers to park 50 feet from other vehicles, due to fire risk

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As it works to replace battery modules in Chevrolet Bolt EV models to address battery-fire concerns, General Motors is asking owners not to park within 50 feet of other vehicles or on the open levels of parking garages, Bloomberg reported Wednesday.

Tesla announces ‘Giga Fest’ to launch Gigafactory Berlin

Electrek

Tesla announced and started taking registrations for “Giga Fest,” a county fair that the automaker is organizing for the launch of Gigafactory Berlin. more… The post Tesla announces ‘Giga Fest’ to launch Gigafactory Berlin appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla shares rare look at Cybertruck’s giant updated windshield in new video

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When Tesla unveiled the Cybertruck in late 2019, Elon Musk brought out a prototype of the vehicle that featured flat panels everywhere, from its thick steel body to its massive glass components.

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Citroën ë-Berlingo Van now available to order

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The Citroën ë-Berlingo Van is now available to order. The electric version of the Berlingo, the second biggest seller in its segment in Europe, offers a driving range of up to 275 km (WLTP) from its 50 kWh battery and a volume of up to 4.4m³.

Ford F-150 Lightning electric trucks already produced, first deliveries still due for spring 2022

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The Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup isn’t due until spring 2022, but Ford on Thursday confirmed that the first pre-production examples of the Lightning are already being built at the factory that will make consumer-bound versions next year.

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Tesla will make sure you are a good driver before giving you access to Full Self-Driving Beta

Electrek

Elon Musk said that Tesla will use its telemetry data to make sure customers are “good” drivers before allowing them to access its Full Self-Driving Beta software. This is a tricky situation since those customers already paid for the software.

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Tesla opens pre-registration for Giga Fest at Giga Berlin

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Tesla has officially opened pre-registration for Giga Fest at Giga Berlin, an event on October 9th that will allow citizens of Berlin and Brandenburg to join the automaker for a County Fair.

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Researchers use chemical looping process to produce hydrogen from hydrogen sulfide gas

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Researchers at The Ohio State University have used a chemical looping process to produce hydrogen from hydrogen sulfide gas—commonly called “sewer gas”.

Lucid Air electric car: 520-mile EPA range rating ousts Tesla from top spot

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The U.S. EPA has posted official efficiency and range estimates for the 2022 Lucid Air electric luxury sedan. Its 520-mile range rating establishes a new record, surpassing that of the highest-range Tesla by more than 100 miles.

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Tesla ends its referral program for everything except solar roof

Electrek

Tesla has now officially ended its referral program for its vehicles and everything else except its solar roof. We expect a new version of the program to launch in the near future. more… The post Tesla ends its referral program for everything except solar roof appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla launches a new Megapack project in UK with Autobidder

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Tesla has launched a new 68 MWh Megapack project in Contego, West Sussex, that will use Autobidder AI software for real-time trading and control. The project has a peak power of 34 MW DC and has a storage capacity of 68 MWh.

Ricardo to use transport location data to improve air quality in global cities

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Ricardo has won a national competition to demonstrate the benefits that transport location data can have on urban air quality. The project addresses both the existing vehicle fleet and also extends to long-term improvements in air quality.

Revamped EV tax credit: Tesla, Toyota, Honda pushing back vs. union-made bonus

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Honda, Tesla, and Toyota are pushing back against a proposal by Democrats in the United States House of Representatives to give union-made electric cars an additional $4,500 federal tax credit. The two Japanese automakers issued statements late last week criticizing the move, Reuters reported.

Mercedes unveils 5 new electric cars! First look at EQG, EQE, Maybach EQS, more [Video]

Electrek

As is to be expected, the German marques dominated at this year’s Munich motor show, constructing enormous stands not only in the expo centre on the outskirts of town, but in the very heart of Munich’s old town.

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SpaceX shows off largest window in space after spectacular Inspiration4 launch

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SpaceX has revealed the first on-orbit view of the largest window every launched on a rocket – and provided an update on the status of its first private astronauts – after Wednesday night’s spectacular Inspiration4 launch.

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EPA confirms 249-mile range for Volkswagen ID.4 AWD Pro electric SUV

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Volkswagen of America announced another round of fuel economy figures for the 2021 ID.4 electric SUV. The ID.4 AWD Pro has an EPA-estimated 249 miles of range on a full charge and the AWD Pro S has an EPA-estimated 240 miles of range on a full charge. The ID.4

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California "green hydrogen" facility claims to displace more CO2 than electrolysis from renewable energy

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Hydrogen firm SG H2 Energy plans to build a hydrogen production facility that, the companies claim, will significantly reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.

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Tesla unveils its ‘secret to a quiet cabin’: Proprietary ‘Tesla Glass’

Electrek

Tesla has released a new video that unveils its “secret to a quiet cabin”: its propriety Tesla Glass. more… The post Tesla unveils its ‘secret to a quiet cabin’: Proprietary ‘Tesla Glass’ appeared first on Electrek.

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Crazy Tesla Cybertruck RV mod reveals functional prototype in new ad

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The crazy Tesla Cybertruck RV mod, known as the Cyberlandr, pledges to turn the all-electric pickup into a tight, but spacious, living quarters. Until now, the Cyberlandr was simply an idea with over $50 million pre-orders and imminent production status.

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Russian mobile rapid charger manufacturer L-Charge raises more than $1.5 M

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L-Charge, a Russian manufacturer of mobile rapid charging infrastructure for electric vehicles, has raised investment of $1.5

Elio Motors pivots to 150-mile Elio-E EV, gasoline version still not canceled

Green Car Reports

Last week Elio Motors put a price on a 150-mile, fully electric version of its high-efficiency, three-wheeled car: $14,900.

Tesla (TSLA) builds giant new delivery center in China as it expects big things to come

Electrek

Tesla (TSLA) has built a giant new delivery center in Beijing, the largest in China and possibly the world, as it expects big things to come in the important market.

Ford begins pre-production of F-150 Lightning and boosts EV investment by $250M

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Ford continues to put its money where its mouth is when considering its transition to electrification. Today, Ford announced it has launched pre-production of the F-150 Lightning, the company’s all-electric version of the U.S.’

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Aurora provides first look at autonomous Volvo VNL long-haul truck, powered by the Aurora driver

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Aurora provided a first look at the Aurora-powered Volvo VNL—Volvo’s flagship long-haul truck, integrated with the Aurora Driver’s sensor suite.

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Tesla co-founder's company focuses on "less sexy" key for US-made EVs: Battery materials

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As United States battery manufacturing increases to support greater EV production, battery materials could become a potential choke point. It's this "less sexy" element that Tesla co-founder J.B. Straubel aims to address with his new company, Redwood Materials.

Tesla unveils its latest Megapack project powered by Autobidder

Electrek

Tesla has released new images of its latest Megapack project and said that it is powered by its Autobidder software. more… The post Tesla unveils its latest Megapack project powered by Autobidder appeared first on Electrek.

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Lucid Air Dream gets massive 520-mile range rating in preliminary EPA tests

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The Lucid Air Dream Edition has received a preliminary EPA range rating of 520 miles, becoming the first elective vehicle to achieve an EPA rating of over 500 miles.

Three-part catalyst study advances conversion of CO2 to ethanol

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An international collaboration of scientists has taken a significant step toward the realization of a nearly “green” zero-net-carbon technology that can efficiently convert CO 2 and hydrogen into ethanol.

Tested: 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime is better off-road with EV Mode

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You name it. Within reason, the Toyota RAV4 Prime can tackle it. The versatility of the Toyota RAV4 Prime continues to amaze us.

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