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Lotus reveals new lightweight chassis technology for new family of EVs

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Just weeks after Lotus confirmed it will be launching a new family of EV performance cars, it has revealed the new lightweight chassis technology that will underpin the electric sports car in the range.

Range life: The 8 EVs EPA-rated for 300 miles or more

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This week, Tesla lost its lead position in electric vehicle range, held since the 2012 arrival of the Model S. The Model S delivered 265 EPA miles back then, passed the 300-mile barrier in 2016, and now achieves 405 miles in Long Range form.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk is confident the chip shortage will be solved short term


Tesla CEO Elon Musk disclosed that he is confident the chip shortage is going to be solved in the short term, despite many disagreeing. more… The post Tesla CEO Elon Musk is confident the chip shortage will be solved short term appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla defends Giga Berlin, posts response to critics’ concerns as final approval nears


Tesla Gigafactory Berlin is quietly moving towards its start of operations.

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Lyten introduces next generation Lithium-Sulfur battery for EVs; 3X energy density of Li-ion

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Lyten , an advanced materials company, introduced its LytCell EV lithium-sulfur (Li-S) battery platform. The technology is optimized for the electric vehicle market and is designed to deliver three times (3X) the gravimetric energy density of conventional lithium-ion batteries.

Volkswagen ID.4 earns Top Safety Pick+ to pave way for VW’s mass-market EVs

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The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 earned a Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the non-profit safety agency confirmed Tuesday. It's the highest safety rating awarded by the IIHS and considered to be the most rigorous safety testing in the industry. With the ID.4

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70+ companies just called for zero-emission trucks. Will legislators listen?


More than 70 large companies and investors representing $30 billion in assets sent a letter today to governors across the US urging the acceleration of the switch to zero-emission trucks, vans, and other large commercial vehicles. Will their letter make an impact?

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Argonne white paper outlines battery and R&D requirements for electric aviation

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A new white paper published by the Argonne National Laboratory Collaborative Center for Energy Storage Science (ACCESS) outlines a clear set of battery requirements and research and development needs to accelerate the commercialization of electric propulsion for aviation—from air taxis in the near term to 737 class aircraft in the long term.

EV tax credit boost: At up to $12,500, here’s how the two versions compare

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An expansion of the EV tax credit, which has seen bipartisan support before, has been on President Biden’s CO2-cutting tasklist since before he was elected. Now, as part of a massive $3.5 trillion reconciliation spending bill, the credit faces an uncertain future.

Ford Mustang Mach-E passes Michigan State Police test


Ford Mustang Mach-E, or rather the ‘Ford Pro all-electric police pilot vehicle’ based on the Mach-e, has passed the Michigan State Police test. It became the first all-electric vehicle to do so.

Elon Musk: Chip shortage is a “short term” problem that will likely be over next year


During an Italian tech event that was streamed on Friday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk predicted that the ongoing semiconductor crisis would likely be over next year.

ElectraMeccanica to begin customer deliveries of three-wheeled SOLO EV

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ElectraMeccanica Vehicles will begin customer deliveries of its single-occupant, three-wheeled, electric vehicle, the SOLO.

Toyota reveals a hybrid pickup, high mpg clearly not the top priority

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After more than 20 years of hybrid sales in the U.S., it’s hard to believe that Toyota hasn’t made a single hybrid pickup. The wait is at last over.

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Self-proclaimed ‘Elon Musk fanboy’ builds Tesla (TSLA) position worth over $4.6 billion


A self-proclaimed ‘Elon Musk fanboy’ has managed to accumulate a Tesla (TSLA) position worth over $4 billion. He has been keeping a relatively low profile, until now. more… The post Self-proclaimed ‘Elon Musk fanboy’ builds Tesla (TSLA) position worth over $4.6

SpaceX’s next commercial Falcon Heavy launch to carry Astranis rideshare satellite


Geostationary satellite communications startup Astranis has decided to move its first operational satellite launch from a SpaceX Falcon 9 to a Falcon Heavy, effectively securing the massive rocket its first commercial rideshare payload.

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Ford submits all-electric police pilot vehicle for Michigan State Police testing

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As part of its more than $30-billion investment in electrification through 2025, Ford is exploring all-electric, purpose-built law enforcement vehicles.

BMW EVs not targeting range of 400 miles or more: Here's why

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With the list of electric cars rated at 300 miles or more in EPA testing growing rapidly, 400 miles is the new goal for many luxury automakers. But not BMW.

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Equipmake and Beulas unveil electric double decker bus with 543 kWh battery, 250 mile range


Spanish bus builder Beulas has teamed up with electric powertrain manufacturer Equipmake to create the Jewel E, an electric double-decker bus that will begin service in London.

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Tesla Model Y converted into green hydrogen car to show “Hyper Hybrid” innovations


German Federal Research Minister Anja Karliczek recently unveiled an example of a “hyper hybrid” vehicle powered by synthetic methanol, which is based on “green hydrogen” technologies.

IIHS names Volkswagen ID.4 EV a 2021 TOP SAFETY PICK+

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has named the Volkswagen 2021 ID.4 a a 2021 TOP SAFETY PICK+. To qualify for a 2021 TOP SAFETY PICK+ award, vehicles must have good ratings in each of the Institute’s six crashworthiness evaluations.

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Chevy Bolt EV battery recall: Replacements could start in October, new diagnostic software soon

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The Chevrolet Bolt EV and EUV electric cars remain on a production pause, but GM confirmed Monday that battery production is again underway.

Tesla is in talks with Samsung to produce its next-gen Full Self-Driving chip


According to a new report from Korea, Tesla is currently in talks with Samsung Electronics to produce its next-gen Full Self-Driving chip. The new chip is expected to first launch in the Tesla Cybertruck next year.

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Tesla Cybertruck’s HW4.0 computer will be built by Samsung: report


Recent reports have indicated that Tesla’s Hardware 4 computer, which would make its debut in the Cybertruck, would be produced by Samsung Electronics Co. The world-leading chipmaker is reportedly certain to beat out its rival, the larger Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.

New Bosch 230 electric motor and inverter with silicon carbide technology offers system efficiency up to 97%

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At Motor Bella 2021, Bosch is introducing its new efficient 230 electric motor for commercial and medium-duty vehicles. The new 230 electric motor has a rated voltage of 800 volts and is designed for long service life. Bosch‘s electric motor 230 for commercial vehicles.

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Crowdfunded Eli Zero micro-EV starts shipping to EU dealers; US plans for 2022

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The crowdfunded Eli Zero electric car has started shipping to European Union dealerships, and the company plans to follow that up with a United States launch in 2022. Unveiled at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the Zero is classified as a neighborhood electric vehicle (NEV) in the U.S.,

Norway bans gas cars in 2025. But trends point toward 100% EV sales as early as April


Norway is ahead of the game in EV sales, with gasoline’s share of the new car market vanishing more and more every month, faster than almost anyone outside of Electrek ‘s Slack channel could have predicted.

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SpaceX installs Mechazilla ‘claw’ on Starship launch tower


In the latest chapter of SpaceX’s Starship launch tower chronicle, the company has rolled a claw-like component to the pad and attached the device to the end of the tower’s newly installed Starship ‘quick disconnect’ arm.

Toyota introduces 2022 Toyota Tundra pickup with new i-FORCE MAX hybrid option

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Toyota has introduced the new third-generation Tundra full-size pickup with two different powertrain configurations. The new, base twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 engine produces up to 389 horsepower and 479 lb-ft (649 N·m) of torque.

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NTSB chief calls Tesla Full Self-Driving "misleading and irresponsible," amid city-driving beta test

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The new head of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) called out Tesla's use of "Full Self-Driving" branding for its non-autonomous driver-assistance tech in a recent interview with The Wall Street Journal.

Volvo goes leather-free in all its EVs as part of new sustainability report


Following a recent report outlining the future of sustainable luxury materials, Volvo Cars has committed to outfitting all of its upcoming electric vehicles with leather-free materials.

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Tesla Megafactory for Megapack production breaks ground in Lathrop, CA


Tesla has broken ground on its first Megafactory in Lathrop, California. The facility will produce Tesla’s Megapack, a large-scale energy storage product utilized by sizeable sustainable energy products to store excessive amounts of energy produced from solar panels.

Irizar manufactures LNG long-distance coach with range of more than 1000km

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Irizar has manufactured a liquid natural gas (LNG) i4 model coach with a range of more than 1000 kilometers (621 miles) for intercity or short distance routes.

GM details Ultium EV motor family, enabling more range without bigger batteries

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General Motors on Tuesday revealed more about the motors and propulsion systems that will power a generation of Ultium-based electric vehicles.

After losing dealers over its electric move, Cadillac is now gaining new ones


Cadillac has lost around one-fifth of its dealers after it announced that it is going all-electric , but now it is actually gaining new dealers interested in the transition. more… The post After losing dealers over its electric move, Cadillac is now gaining new ones appeared first on Electrek.

Rivian R1T prototype involved in strange accident with two parked vehicles


A Rivian R1T prototype was involved in a strange accident involving two parked vehicles in a California lot. According to eyewitnesses, the R1T mounted a curb and traveled at least 50 feet before colliding with a Mercedes-Benz S Class and a Ford Explorer.

MAHLE Powertrain and Allotrope Energy unveil lithium-carbon battery technology with ultra-fast recharging

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MAHLE Powertrain and Allotrope Energy have unveiled a new battery technology which offers ultra-fast recharging coupled with good power density.

Report: Honda Prologue electric SUV planned for 70,000 annual US sales

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Honda on Monday announced United States sales targets for the Prologue, an upcoming electric SUV that will use General Motors' Ultium hardware. The automaker said in a press release that it will initially target 70,000 annual sales for the Prologue when it launches in 2024.