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Volkswagen testing 5G for production on its way to smart factories; Wolfsburg, Transparent Factory in Dresden

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Volkswagen is taking a further step in the direction of fully networked factories. A local 5G campus network is now available at its main plant in Wolfsburg that initially covers the main production development center and the pilot hall.

Tesla tops all other EVs in Made in America index

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Tesla had the highest-ranked electric cars in the annual Kogod Made In America Auto Index, which estimates the domestic content of new cars sold in the United States.

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Tesla (TSLA) reaches new all-time high, surpasses $900 billion valuation

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Tesla stock (TSLA) has reached a new all-time high, surpassing a market capitalization of $900 billion. more… The post Tesla (TSLA) reaches new all-time high, surpasses $900 billion valuation appeared first on Electrek.

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Q&A: Ghost Robotics CEO on Armed Robots for the U.S. Military

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Last week, the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) conference took place in Washington, D.C. One of the exhibitors was Ghost Robotics —we've previously covered their nimble and dynamic quadrupedal robots, which originated at the University of Pennsylvania with Minitaur in 2016.

Rolls-Royce reports successful 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel test flight

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Rolls-Royce, working with Boeing and World Energy, has carried out a successful test flight of its 747 Flying Testbed aircraft using 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) on a Trent 1000 engine.

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NADA nudges EV charging into the car-shopping conversation with Chargeway partnership

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America’s franchised dealer network is often portrayed as a pinch point to widespread electric vehicle adoption. But with a few relatively minor tweaks, it could become more of an asset and express lane for EV makers and a market shift.

Tesla hikes Model 3 and Model Y prices again, deliveries slip a few months

Electrek

Tesla is increasing prices for the base versions of the Model 3 and Model Y base prices, the second time this month alone. Delivery timelines slip a few months again. more… The post Tesla hikes Model 3 and Model Y prices again, deliveries slip a few months appeared first on Electrek.

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Purdue’s whitest white paint now a Guinness World Record; sub-ambient radiative cooling

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An ultra-white paint incorporating barium sulfate (BaSO 4 ) particles that is up to 98.1% reflective, developed by engineers at Purdue University, has earned a Guinness World Records title for the whitest paint. The record appears in the 2022 edition of Guinness World Records. The 98.1%

First drive review: 2022 Volvo C40 Recharge trades function for style

Green Car Reports

With the arrival of the 2022 C40 Recharge, Volvo is truly starting to lay the groundwork for a future after internal combustion engines. The C40 Recharge isn’t the automaker’s first electric car, but it’s the first model to be sold solely as an EV.

Tesla Autopilot 2.0 owners need a camera upgrade before getting ‘Full Self-Driving Beta’

Electrek

Elon Musk confirmed that owners of Tesla vehicles who bought the Full Self-Driving (FSD) package on cars with Autopilot 2.0 are going to need a camera upgrade before they get access to the “FSD Beta.” ” more… The post Tesla Autopilot 2.0

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Drones to Attempt Rescue of Starving Dogs Stranded by Volcano

Cars That Think

For the past month, the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma has been erupting, necessitating the evacuation of 7,000 people as lava flows towards the sea and destroys everything in its path.

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Foxconn unveils three EVs developed in-house

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Foxconn (Hon Hai Technology Group), a global leader in smart manufacturing, unveiled three electric vehicles in has developed in-house: the Model C recreational vehicle; the Model E sedan; and the Model T electric bus.

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Toyota plans US-made batteries by 2025: Will more ambitious EV targets follow?

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Toyota on Monday announced plans to invest $3.4 billion in U.S.-built built batteries through 2030. It’s part of a $13.5

BMW starts production of the i4 electric car

Electrek

BMW announced that it has started series production of the BMW i4 electric car today at its Munich factory. more… The post BMW starts production of the i4 electric car appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla Sentry Mode will live stream to your Smartphone, Elon Musk confirms

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Tesla’s Sentry Model will soon livestream directly to the Tesla App on your Smartphone, CEO Elon Musk confirmed via Twitter. For years, Tesla owners have used their eight external cameras for multiple things, including Autopilot and Full Self-Driving operation.

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Pony.ai to start driverless tests on public roads in Beijing

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Silicon Valley-based autonomous driving company Pony.ai has been authorized to conduct driverless tests on public roads in Beijing. The company is one of the two autonomous software companies (along with Baidu) to receive this important Beijing permit.

Tesla aims to triple the Supercharger network in two years

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The term “record-setting” has applied to nearly every set of quarterly Tesla sales and delivery results, for years.

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Tesla announces plans to triple the size of Supercharger network within 2 years

Electrek

Tesla has announced plans to triple the size of the Supercharger network within the next two years. It’s an ambitious goal, but the automaker has fallen short of its growth goals for the fast-charging network in the past.

First Look at Managed Charging Incentives

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Utility EV Rate Design – Proposed Details for Single Family Residences The grid at the top of this post comes from a filing by Eversource for its proposed EV charging incentive structure for single family. Read more.

Rolls-Royce launches mtu hydrogen solutions for power generation

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Rolls-Royce is further developing its mtu gas engine portfolio for power generation and cogeneration to run on hydrogen as a fuel and thus enable a climate-neutral energy supply.

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China's GAC announces hydrogen combustion engine

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Chinese automaker GAC Motor claims to have successfully tested a hydrogen combustion engine, although it's unclear if the engine will ever reach production. Instead of using fuel cells to generate electricity, GAC designed an internal-combustion engine to burn hydrogen in place of gasoline or diesel.

Tesla is moving Model 3 Standard Range to LFP cells in Fremont, wants cell production closer

Electrek

Tesla confirmed that it is moving Model 3 Standard Range production to Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) battery cells at Fremont factory. The company also wants the production of the cell, which has been only produced in China, to be closer.

Tesla Model 3 is the fastest-selling EV of all-time with 24 units sold every hour

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The Tesla Model 3 is the fastest-selling electric vehicle of all time, with over 24 units sold every hour, based on the vehicle’s average number of units sold every year.

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DOE: Life cycle GHG emissions for 2020 electric small SUV were half those of a conventional gasoline small SUV

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Mach-E GT Performance review, Aptera solar claims, Lucid and Tesla: The Week in Reverse

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Why do automakers using cylindrical battery cells boast longer driving ranges? What ingredient in whiskey might be good for EV battery materials? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending October 15, 2021.

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Tesla achieves annual run rate of 1 million electric cars – incredible milestone

Electrek

Tesla has confirmed that it has achieved an annual run rate of 1 million electric cars per year at the end of last quarter. more… The post Tesla achieves annual run rate of 1 million electric cars – incredible milestone appeared first on Electrek.

Tesla is enforcing strict FSD Beta rules for inattentive drivers

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It appears that Tesla is indeed determined to keep its FSD Beta program as free from untoward incidents as possible.

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Ford to invest £230M to transform UK Halewood transmission operations to build EV power units

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Ford announced that it intends to invest up to £230 million (US$316 million) at its Halewood vehicle transmission facility to transform it to build electric power units for future Ford all-electric passenger and commercial vehicles sold in Europe.

Hydrogen fuel-cell SUV, Citroën Skate EV concept, dealers and Chargeway: Today’s Car News

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The retro-styled SUV made at France’s former Smart car plant might include plans for green hydrogen. A Citroën concept provides the building blocks for some creative EVs. And U.S. dealerships embrace the idea of discussing EV charging with consistency.

VW shows why you’d be dumb to buy one of its ICE cars now

Electrek

VW, the world’s largest producer of fossil-powered vehicles (by revenue), has produced a graphic comparing its diesel offerings to its electric ones, showing how across several model lines, the electric models come out way ahead in terms of total cost savings.

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ZEEKR 001 EV produced in China

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Geely-owned Chinese EV brand ZEEKR has announced that it has commenced production of its 001 model. The ZEEKR 001, which might not hit the UK, offers some incredible performance figures – including 0-100kph time of just 3.8

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Honda outlines electrified vehicle strategy for China; unveils new EV models

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Honda last week held a virtual press conference on its electrification strategy in China.

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First drive review: 2022 Volvo XC60 Recharge plug-in hybrid delivers more range and power

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Volvo has said that it will make only electric cars by 2030. So what’s in store for its plug-in hybrids in the interim? Bigger batteries for more electric range.

The real reason Joe Manchin is sabotaging the US clean energy plan

Electrek

US Senator Joe Manchin III (D-WV) opposes his own political party’s clean energy program.

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Vitol invests USD 50 mn in Sun Mobility to develop EV infra 

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Vitol invests USD 50 mn in Sun Mobility to develop EV infra . A Bangalore based charging infrastructure provider Sun Mobility and the world’s largest biggest independent oil trader has announced an investment of USD 50 million in Sun Mobility to provide electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

Volkswagen Group doubles deliveries of battery-electric vehicles in Q3 to 122,100

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Despite a shortage of semiconductors, the Volkswagen Group delivered 122,100 BEVs (battery-electric vehicles) to customers in the third quarter (July to September), an increase of 109% compared with the prior-year quarter.

2022 Ford Maverick Hybrid pickup hits 42 mpg city, but it’s a limited offering

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EPA fuel economy numbers for the upcoming 2022 Maverick Hybrid pickup are shaping up to be even better than Ford had previously expected.

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