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Toyota and partners launching public autonomous shuttle service in Indiana

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Report: EV battery costs hit another low in 2021, but they might rise in 2022

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Global average battery prices fell 6% between 2020 and 2021, but they might be on the rise going forward, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance's (BNEF) annual battery price survey.

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Tesla will start Cybertruck production at Giga Texas with new Quad-Motor variant

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed that the all-electric Cybertruck will have a Quad-motor variant, which will take production priority at Gigafactory Texas when manufacturing begins.

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Tesla updates Cybertruck with 4 motors, 4-wheel steering, and ‘crab mode’

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Elon Musk confirmed that Tesla is updating the Cybertruck with a four-motor configuration that is going to enable independent power at each wheel and four-wheel steering with “crab” mode, like the Hummer EV.

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BloombergNEF annual battery price survey finds prices fell 6% from 2020 to 2021

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Lithium-ion battery pack prices, which were above $1,200 per kilowatt-hour in 2010, have fallen 89% in real terms to $132/kWh in 2021, according to a new report from BloombergNEF (BNEF). All prices are in real 2021 $, unless stated as nominal.) This marks a 6% drop from $140/kWh in 2020.

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Toyota is poised to make affordability, not range, at the center of its EV play

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Toyota’s onslaught of battery electric vehicles is likely to arrive later than those from other automakers. But when these models appear, don’t expect Tesla range numbers—or Tesla prices.

Elon Musk’s big Tesla (TSLA) selloff is about 60% complete

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Regulatory filings on Thursday have revealed that CEO Elon Musk has sold another 934,091 Tesla ( NASDAQ:TSLA ) shares. The sale, which was worth about $1.01 billion, effectively brings Musk to about 60% of his overall goal of selling 10% of his personal TSLA stake.

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Honda unveils two key future safety technologies toward the realization of its goal for zero traffic collision fatalities by 2050

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Honda Motor recently unveiled its work on two key advanced future safety technologies being developed with the goal of realizing “zero traffic collision fatalities involving Honda motorcycles and automobiles globally by 2050”.

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Battery material plant will feed GM's North American EV supply chain

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In order to produce affordable electric vehicles at scale, automakers need to both drive down battery costs and secure a stable supply of critical materials.

Two Tesla Semi Megachargers are now live at Giga Nevada: report

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Tesla Giga Nevada’s Semi Megachargers are live, based on recent reports and pictures from the factory. Tesla appears to have started expanding the parking lot at Giga Nevada as well.

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Tesla is integrating car sharing in its app, hinting at ‘Tesla Network’

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Tesla is working on integrating vehicle sharing into its app, which could be a step further toward the long-awaited “Tesla Network” launch. more… The post Tesla is integrating car sharing in its app, hinting at ‘Tesla Network’ appeared first on Electrek.

Klimatklivet awards Liquid Wind €15M toward production of eMethanol

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Swedish Climate Leap, “Klimatklivet”, is investing €15 million in power-to-fuel Liquid Wind’s facility, FlagshipONE, producing eMethanol. Earlier post.).

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Hyundai Home ecosystem due in 2022 will cover solar, charging, energy storage

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Hyundai recently unveiled a coordinated home-energy ecosystem, bundling EV charging, solar, and home energy storage. Dubbed Hyundai Home, the service will provide one-stop shopping for these products to Hyundai customers, the automaker said in a press release.

Tesla App update shows Vehicle Sharing features could come soon

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Tesla is set to update its Smartphone Application with new features that would enable vehicle sharing between drivers, and it could be on the way very soon.

Norway again shows the all-electric car future is closer than people think

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Norway is again showing that the all-electric car future is closer than people think, as November car sales in the country see internal combustion engine car sales crumble. more… The post Norway again shows the all-electric car future is closer than people think appeared first on Electrek.

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Toyota showcases experimental hydrogen-powered GR Yaris

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Toyota showcased its experimental hydrogen-powered combustion engine technology in the multiple award-winning GR Yaris.

Stellantis CEO: EVs cost company 50% more, "beyond the limits" of what industry can sustain

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The added cost of manufacturing electric cars is "beyond the limits" for what the auto industry can sustain, Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares said in an interview with Reuters published Wednesday.

GM delays Chevy Bolt EV production halt to late January: Report

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General Motors Co announced it would extend the production halt of the Chevy Bolt EV at the Orion Assembly plant in Michigan through January 28, 2022, as per Reuters. After a series of fires, the legacy automaker recalled thousands of Chevy Bolt EV vehicles.

Toyota commits to 100% zero-emission sales in Europe by 2035, because it essentially has to

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During a recent media event in Brussels, Toyota Europe outlined a plan for a 100% CO2 reduction in all-new vehicle sales in the market by 2035. This “goal” will be preceded by a sales mix of at least 50% zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) in Western Europe by 2030.

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E-bike company Ariel Rider raises $14.8M in Series A

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Seattle-based e-bike manufacturer Ariel Rider has raised US$14.8 million in a Serie A round, which puts the company’s valuation at US$74.0 million.

Poll: US majority supports EV transition by 2030, and there's "generational urgency" behind it

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A majority of United States voters support requiring all new cars sold in their state to be electric by 2030, according to a new poll commissioned by nonprofit Coltura. Nationally, respondents supported phasing out sales of new gasoline cars by a 55%-35% margin.

Tesla is partnering with a little-known casting company for Giga Press development

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Tesla is partnering with Exco Technologies Limited, a Canadian company that specializes in designing and developing dies, molds, assemblies, and casting for automotive companies, the company’s CEO confirmed on an Earnings Call earlier today.

Tesla recalls 21,599 Model Ys made in China, citing steering knuckle issues

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According to a statement from China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR), Tesla Shanghai filed a recall plan for 21,599 Model Y EVs manufactured in the country.

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Bosch starting volume production of silicon carbide power semiconductors

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After several years of development, Bosch is now starting volume production of silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductors to supply automotive manufacturers worldwide. In the future, an increasing number of production vehicles will feature these chips. Picture: Bosch.

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Future Toyota Prime plug-in hybrids: How much range and performance?

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There will be future Prime plug-in hybrids from Toyota. Just don’t necessarily expect them to raise the bar for the genre quite like the RAV4 Prime.

Tesla Supercharger V2 arrives in India, when they will be used remains in question

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Tesla’s V2 Superchargers are live in India, but there is no timetable for when consumers will use them as India and the electric automaker have not agreed to terms that would bring Tesla’s EVs to the country.

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Electrify America has now deployed Tesla Powerpacks at over 140 charging stations

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Electrify America announced that it has now deployed over 30 MW of battery capacity using Tesla Powerpacks at over 140 charging stations. more… The post Electrify America has now deployed Tesla Powerpacks at over 140 charging stations appeared first on Electrek.

AKASOL introducing Gen 3 battery systems with increased energy density

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AKASOL AG is introducing its third generation of battery systems manufactured in series production.

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Nissan aims for 15 EVs by 2030, solid state batteries by 2028

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Nissan on Monday unveiled an ambitious plan to launch nearly two dozen new electric cars and hybrids and invest in solid state battery tech by the end of the decade.

Tesla launches “Cyberquad for Kids” with 36V battery, 15-mile range, and 10 mph max speed

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Fresh of the release of its Cybertruck-inspired Cyberwhistle , Tesla has launched the next product in its “Cyber” line of merchandise — the Cyberquad for Kids, a miniature version of the ATV that the company unveiled with its all-electric steel pickup truck back in late 2019.

Tesla (TSLA) asks US Government to waive tariffs on graphite from China, says it can’t get it elsewhere

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Tesla is asking the US Government to waive tariffs on graphite coming from China – claiming it can’t get it elsewhere. more… The post Tesla (TSLA) asks US Government to waive tariffs on graphite from China, says it can’t get it elsewhere appeared first on Electrek.

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Electrify America reaches 30MW in installed battery energy storage at 140 DC-fast charging stations across the US; behind-the-meter grid services

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Electrify America has installed onsite, behind-the-meter battery energy storage systems (BESS) at more than 140 ultra-fast DC charging stations around the country, including more than 90 installations in California.

Polestar shows US-made electric SUV, teases two other upcoming EVs

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Polestar has provided a first, camouflaged look at its Polestar 3 SUV that will arrive in 2022 and be made in the U.S.

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Tesla makes it official — Texas is now truly its new headquarters

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A recent Form 8-K filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Wednesday has revealed that Tesla has now made its headquarters’ move to Texas official.

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Polestar publicly reveals Polestar 5, shares three-year plan for two additional EV models

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During a live event at the Classic Car Club in Manhattan, Polestar has shared its three-year business plan that includes the launch of three new EVs, including two SUVs and the Polestar 5 sports sedan.

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Nissan reveals high-performance Ariya Single Seater Concept

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Nissan revealed its new Nissan Ariya Single Seater Concept—a high-performance exploration, development and demonstration project of how the all-electric Nissan Ariya crossover ( earlier post ) powertrain could be used in a bespoke single-seat racing car chassis.

Nio and Shell partner for battery swapping and charging stations, in Europe and China

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Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell and Chinese EV firm Nio last week announced a cooperative agreement to expand charging and battery swapping stations in Europe and China.