Sat.Nov 13, 2021 - Fri.Nov 19, 2021

EVs dominate list of efficient cars in ORNL 2022 Fuel Economy Guide

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The 2022 Fuel Economy Guide, released by ORNL for the DOE/EPA fueleconomy.gov website, provides up-to-date information on fuel economy, environmental and safety data, so consumers can choose the most fuel-efficient vehicle that meets their needs.

Ford doubles EV production target for late 2023: Will it take the lead after Tesla?

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Ford CEO Jim Farley outlined Thursday, with a series of tweets, that the automaker is now expecting to make 600,000 electric vehicles per year globally by the end of 2023. That’s double the previous plan, and enough to potentially be considered the number-two EV maker in the U.S.

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Tesla suffers worldwide app server outage, owners can’t connect to their cars

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Tesla is currently suffering from a nationwide (update: now worldwide) app server outage -resulting in owners not being able to connect to their cars. Update : some functionally is now returning.

Hacking Ham Radio for Texting

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My first exposure to radio communication happened when I was around 5 or 6 years old. My dad was working as an airport electrician. He would bring walkie-talkies home, and my brothers and I would play with them around the yard.

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Hyundai Motor unveils SEVEN concept electric SUV

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Hyundai Motor Company revealed SEVEN, the new sport utility electric vehicle (SUEV) concept at AutoMobility LA. Following the 45 concept in 2019 and the Prophecy concept in 2020, the SEVEN concept opens a new chapter for the IONIQ brand, Hyundai’s dedicated battery electric vehicle (BEV) showcase.

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Tesla Model Y base price breaks $60,000, tops original price of Model S

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The base price of the Tesla Model Y now tops $60,000, which is more than the original base price of the Model S from 2012. A recent perusal of Tesla's website showed the base Model Y Long Range now starting at $60,190.

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Tesla expands Supercharger network to Alaska, now in all 50 states

Electrek

Tesla has deployed a new Supercharger station in Alaska. It’s the first in the state and now means there is a Supercharger station in every state. more… The post Tesla expands Supercharger network to Alaska, now in all 50 states appeared first on Electrek.

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3D solid-state battery startup LionVolt closes €4M seed round

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European 3D solid-state battery start-up LionVolt successfully closed a seed round of €4 million, bringing its total funding this year to more than €5 million.

Hyundai Grandeur EV restomod dresses up 1980s design with Ioniq models' pixel lighting

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Hyundai recently unveiled an EV restomod of its 1980s Grandeur flagship sedan, incorporating design elements from the upcoming Ioniq electric models. Launched in 1986, the Grandeur was Hyundai's first attempt at a flagship luxury sedan, setting the stage for today's Genesis luxury brand.

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Tesla (TSLA) is in a position to grab $2.5 trillion of EV market, says top analyst

Electrek

Dan Ives from Wedbush, one of the top 10 ranked stock analysts in the world, has increased his price target on Tesla’s stock (TSLA) as he believes the automaker will take a significant part of the growing EV market. more… The post Tesla (TSLA) is in a position to grab $2.5

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SpaceX details plan to build Mars Base Alpha with reusable Starship rockets

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For the first time, SpaceX has teamed up with researchers from NASA and several other US institutions to publicly discuss how it plans to use Starship to build Mars Base Alpha.

Merchants Fleet to buy 5,400 new BrightDrop EV410s

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Merchants Fleet, the US’ fastest growing fleet management company (FMC), has reserved 5,400 BrightDrop EV410s, the all-new, mid-size electric light commercial vehicle purpose-built for the delivery of goods and services over long ranges, as well as other service applications. Earlier post.)

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EVs as a group are worst for reliability, hybrids and PHEVs best, according to Consumer Reports

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Electric SUVs were the lowest-ranked category in the latest Consumer Reports reliability rankings, but hybrids and plug-in hybrids were the best.

EdisonFuture is developing a Cybertruck-like solar pickup with up to 450 miles of range

Electrek

Infant EV brand EdisonFuture debuted two truck concepts at the LA Auto Show this year, aiming to bring both models to market in 2025. One concept in particular, the EF1-T, is quite interesting looking (and long).

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Tesla and EV dominance in Norway causes shortage of fossil fuel cars to tax

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Tesla and other electric vehicles are beginning to dominate the roads in Norway, leaving very few internal combustion engine (ICE) cars to tax. The “problem” has been long foreseen by those supporting the EV revolution.

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Stara Zagora orders 33 Irizar electric buses

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Irizar e-mobility has been awarded a new order for 33 electric buses for the city of Stara Zagora, in the center of Bulgaria. They are the first 12 meter Irizar ie bus model electric buses to be included in the fleet of the city’s municipal operator.

Preview: 2023 Fisker Ocean EV starts at $37,499, goes up to 350 miles, offers solar roof

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The US’s first commercial-scale offshore wind farm breaks ground

Electrek

Vineyard Wind 1, the US’s first commercial-scale offshore wind farm, has officially broken ground. It’s also the first project of its kind in the Americas region. more… The post The US’s first commercial-scale offshore wind farm breaks ground appeared first on Electrek.

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US President Biden pats GM CEO’s back: “You electrified the entire auto industry. You led.”

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US President Joe Biden recently visited General Motors’ Factory Zero in Detroit, a site that the veteran automaker notes would be the centerpiece of a massive electric vehicle revolution.

2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid debuts at Los Angeles Auto Show

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After recently debuting the all-new fifth generation Sportage, Kia has unveiled an electrified version of the brand’s longest running nameplate at the Los Angeles Auto Show (LAAS).

Preview: 2023 Toyota bZ4X EV confirmed for 250-mile estimated range, due in mid 2022

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Toyota has officially released photos and first information about the U.S.-spec spec version of its upcoming bZ4X electric vehicle, which is due to arrive at dealerships in mid 2022.

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Here’s how Alaska’s only electric school bus is performing in temps as low as -40F

Electrek

In October 2020, Electrek reported that the state of Alaska got its very first electric school bus. Here’s how the first and only electric school bus in The Last Frontier is running just over a year later.

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Bionic Hand Gives Amputees Sense of Touch

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On a visit to Pakistan with his parents, 7-year-old Aadeel Akhtar met a girl his age who was missing her right leg. That was the first time he had met a person with a limb difference.

Fisker reveals production-intent version of Fisker Ocean at LA Auto Show

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Fisker revealed its Fisker Ocean electric SUV at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The Fisker Ocean is being manufactured by Magna-Steyr at a carbon-neutral factory in Graz, Austria. The base Fisker Ocean Sport trim level is priced at $37,499, before federal and state tax credits.

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Taycan GTS Sport Turismo: Third body style of Porsche EV is a performance wagon

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Porsche on Wednesday unveiled a new version of its sole electric car. The 2022 Porsche Taycan GTS Sport Turismo marks the debut of the new Sport Turismo body style, as well as the addition of the sporty GTS badge to the Taycan lineup.

Ford’s Lightning order numbers don’t include fleet buyers, which means it’ll be sold out forever

Electrek

Ford is going hard on electrification, with a solid showing at this year’s LA Auto Show and big reservation numbers for the F-150 Lightning. Ford has declared its intent to be the biggest EV maker in the world with a big increase in production in the next few years.

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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk to discuss Starship at National Academies meeting

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For the first time in about a year, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is scheduled to present an official update on the company’s next-generation Starship rocket. The venue: the National Academies’ first virtual Space Studies Board.

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New strategy for dendrite-free Li-metal batteries based on atomic channels

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An international team of researchers has developed a new strategy for dendrite-free lithium-metal batteries based on the use of interlayer and intralayer atomic channels in graphite formed by pre-tunnelling the graphite layers.

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning electric truck’s frunk is more than the space left over

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When automakers retire gasoline engines and go all-electric, what should they do with the extra space in that big engine bay? There are different schools of thought here, and they come to a head in front, at the so-called frunk.

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Exclusive: First look at the production-ready SONDORS Metacycle electric motorcycle

Electrek

The long-awaited SONDORS Metacycle electric motorcycle is now ready for production, and we have an exclusive first look for you ahead of the bike’s LA Auto Show unveiling.

Tesla owner lends FSD Beta to inexperienced operator from CNN–to chaotic results

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There is a reason why Tesla is incredibly serious about the strict safety measures it is imposing on the FSD Beta program.

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US Tire Manufacturers Association to produce standardized tire tread particles for researchers

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The US Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) will produce cryogenically milled tire tread (CMTT) and provide samples to researchers to advance scientific study on tire and road wear particles (TRWP).

Kia sustainability roadmap: Hydrogen fuel-cell lineup in 2028, leather and ICE phased out later

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Kia last week dove into more detail about its EV and sustainability plans, being represented in its Concept EV9 bowing this week.

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Ford announces plans to produce 600,000 electric vehicles per year by 2023

Electrek

Ford announced today that it doubled its planned electric vehicle production capacity by 2023 to 600,000 electric vehicles per year. more… The post Ford announces plans to produce 600,000 electric vehicles per year by 2023 appeared first on Electrek.

iRobot CEO: Why Voice is the Future? of Robot Control

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I am not a fan of Alexa. Or Google Assistant. Or, really, any Internet-connected camera or microphone which has a functionality based around being in my house and active all of the time.

NREL: adoption of shared micromobility in US could save 2.3B gasoline-equivalent gallons per year

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High adoption of shared micromobility in the US coud save 2.3 billion gasoline-equivalent gallons per year nationwide, according to a new study by a team at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The paper is published in Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment.

Report: Rivian considering Georgia for second US plant

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Rivian is considering a location in Georgia for its planned second United States factory, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Monday.