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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 China’s launches new massive Delivery Center with Grand Opening Ceremony

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One of Tesla China’s largest delivery centers had a massive Grand Opening Ceremony today with an event for initial deliveries of its vehicles.

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

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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 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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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%

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’s Safety Score system will be key to in-house insurance’s affordability

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Tesla’s Safety Score system may still be in its early stages, but it seems to be a key part of some of the company’s upcoming products. This is particularly true for the Safety Score system, which was recently launched ahead of FSD Beta’s expansion.

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

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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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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.

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

Tesla’s Elon Musk to meet with India’s Prime Minister to discuss duty reductions

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk is set to meet with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss import duty reductions.

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BMW starts production of the i4 electric car

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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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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.

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 acknowledges its service challenges, pledges serious repair team ramp

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It’s no secret that Tesla is experiencing challenges meeting the service needs of its customers, with some owners noting that appointments with the company’s service team are now available weeks or even months out. This has caused an issue of sorts for Tesla.

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

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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.

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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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 explains its Cybertruck exoskeleton supply strategy

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Tesla has been vocal about the supply chain challenges this year due to the COVID pandemic. At the recent earnings call, Wall Street analyst Trip Chowdhry from Global Equities Research asked about the Cybertruck’s stainless steel exoskeleton supplier.

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

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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.

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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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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SpaceX Starship fires up Raptor Vacuum engine twice in one hour

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After weeks of exceptionally cautious buildup, SpaceX’s first orbital-class Starship prototype has repeatedly broken new ground tests in the first few hours of its first static fire test window.

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Stellantis and Samsung SDI will open a Lithium-ion battery factory in North America [Update]

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Amsterdam-headquartered global auto manufacturer Stellantis and South Korean battery maker LG Energy Solution announced a joint venture on October 18 to produce battery cells and modules for North America.

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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The Boring Company starts hiring ramp in TX and Vegas to beat Gary the Snail

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The Boring Company (TBC) recently invited people in Texas and Vegas to join its team. Elon Musk chimed in, reminding everyone that one of TBC’s goals is to tunnel faster than Gary the Snail.

Jetson unveils its single-seat ONE eVTOL vehicle ahead of limited 2022 production

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Swedish eVTOL startup Jetson has officially unveiled its Jetson ONE personal electric aerial vehicle. After a successful prototype in 2018, Jetson has created a consumer-grade version of the ONE eVTOL that has already sold out its limited production run for 2022 and is now taking orders for 2023.

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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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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.

Tesla Supercharger Network to triple over the next two years

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Tesla plans to triple the span of the Supercharger Network over the next two years. The Supercharger Network will play a more significant role in Tesla’s primary mission, especially after it invites non-Tesla EVs to use the service.

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

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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.

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.