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Toyota and partners launching public autonomous shuttle service in Indiana

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The Toyota Mobility Foundation (TMF), Energy Systems Network (ESN), the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) and the City of Fishers have joined with May Mobility, a leader in autonomous vehicle (AV) technology and shuttle operations, to inaugurate a free, public autonomous shuttle service on 20 December 2021 to serve the area surrounding the Nickel Plate Cultural District in Fishers, 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. Lithium-ion battery pack prices averaged $132 per kwh in 2021—down from $140 per kwh in 2020—and $101 per kwh on a cell basis, the report said.

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The Miraculous Engineering Of Tesla: 2 Teslas Fall Off A Cliff, Everyone Walks Away

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There are two separate incidents in recent weeks where a Tesla fell off a cliff and all of the occupants in both vehicles survived the crashes. One took place in Puerto Rico and the other took place in Utah. Both happened during Thanksgiving week, with the one in Utah happening on Thanksgiving Day. In Puerto […].

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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. more… The post Tesla updates Cybertruck with 4 motors, 4-wheel steering, and ‘crab mode’ appeared first on Electrek.

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How serious is Norway about climate change? So much that its streetlights self-dim

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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. Continuing cost reductions bode well for the future of electric vehicles; however, the impact of rising commodity prices and increased costs for key materials such as electrolytes has put pressure on the indust

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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. That margin varied by state, narrowing to 50%-38% in Colorado and growing to 66%-24%.

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China’s offshore wind growth soars with more than 300GW installed

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China is the world’s biggest polluter – and it’s also the world’s leader in clean energy growth. China’s installed offshore wind capacity has now reached 302.2 gigawatts (GW), according to Windpower Intelligence (WPI), the data and research division of Windpower Monthly. more… The post China’s offshore wind growth soars with more than 300GW installed appeared first on Electrek.

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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”. The first is artificial intelligence (AI)-powered “Intelligent Driver-Assistive Technology” providing assistance that is suited to the ability and situation of each individual to reduce driving errors and risks, helping the driver achieve safe and sound driving.

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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. Toyota instead plans to go light with batteries on its EVs and compete with affordability, durability, and environmental responsibility, all.

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Condo Association Bans Owners From Parking EVs In The Garage

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CleanTechnica received an interesting tip from one of our readers who is the owner of a condo in Keystone, Colorado. Their condo association at Keystone Resort informed them that EVs are not allowed to be parked or charged in their garage. She forwarded me the email, which reads: Dear Decatur Homeowner, The Decatur Board of […].

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Faurecia and Accenture partner on products and services for connected and autonomous vehicles

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

Electrek

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. The hydrogen fuel, fuel tanks and refueling process of the experimental vehicle are the same as found in the Mirai, Toyota’s commercially available flagship fuel cell electric vehicle. 2022 GR Yaris Hydrogen. While the Mirai employs chemical reaction in the fuel cells to generate energy, the experimental GR Yaris features an internal combustion engine with hydrogen as the fuel.

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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. Dubbed Nissan Ambition 2030, the plan calls for 23 electrified models for the Nissan and Infiniti brands globally, including 15 all-electric vehicles, by 2030. It's part of a larger.

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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. Construction on the Tesla Semi Megachargers , which appear to be larger versions of the company’s Urban Superchargers with thicker cables, was reported back in October.

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ExxonMobil announces 6th oil discovery offshore Guyana with Ranger-1; Guyana may move from non-producer to regional powerhouse

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

Electrek

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.

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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. Founder of Ariel Rider, Arda Onal, stated that the new investment will help the growth of Ariel Rider and will be used mainly for inventory, improving customer service, and product development. Ariel Rider’s X-Class 52V e-bike.

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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. For General Motors and its Ultium Cells LLC joint-venture battery plants with LG Energy Solution, that will be aided by plans announced Wednesday to form a joint venture between the automaker.

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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. As per the filing, which was dated December 1, 2021, the company’s headquarters is now located at Gigafactory Texas. “On December 1, 2021, Tesla, Inc. relocated its corporate headquarters to Gigafactory Texas at 13101 Harold Green Road, Austin, Texas 78725,” Tesla officials noted in the filing.

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Most Autos Sold In Sweden Are Now Plugin EVs – Over 54% In November

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Sweden, the largest auto market of the Nordic region, saw plugin electric vehicles take 54.3% share in November, up from 38.7% share year-on-year. Diesels remained in the doldrums, seeing their fourth consecutive month under 15% share. The overall auto market saw just over 21,000 new registrations in November, down almost 30% from pre-pandemic seasonal norms. […].

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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. The new AKASystem 9 AKM 150 CYC has the highest energy density available on the market, according to AKASOL, and is thus especially suitable for fully electric long-distance applications such as coaches or trucks. The new system has a nominal energy of 98 kWh, which can be scaled as required with several systems.

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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. It's scheduled to launch in certain markets in 2022. Rather than leaving customers to.

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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. The product is available for customers in the United States through the Tesla Shop for $1,900. .

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Tesla launches ‘Cyberquad for Kids,’ shipping begins in 2-4 weeks

Electrek

Late on December 1, Tesla launched ‘Cyberquad for Kids’ on its online shop. The Cyberquad for Kids comes with a price tag of $1,900 and a top speed of 10 mph. more… The post Tesla launches ‘Cyberquad for Kids,’ shipping begins in 2-4 weeks appeared first on Electrek.

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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. The concept was presented at the Nissan Futures event by Alfonso Albaisa, Nissan senior vice president for global design, and Juan Manuel Hoyos, Nissan global marketing divisional general manager for brand and engagement.

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Several Japanese vehicle makers expand the use of hydrogen internal combustion engines

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Subaru, Mazda, Toyota, Kawasaki, and Yamaha recently announced a joint effort to expand the use of alternative fuel technologies—including hydrogen combustion engines. The effort builds on Toyota's use of hydrogen engines in racing. The automaker previously entered a Corolla Sport hatchback with a hydrogen-powered engine (developed with help.

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Apple Car project sees latest staff turnover as ex-Tesla engineer leaves for air taxi startup

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Apple’s Senior Director of Engineering, SPG, Dr. Michael Schwekutsch, has left the tech giant to develop flying taxis with Archer Aviation. . “After almost 3 years @Apple, it was time for a new challenge. I recently joined Archer Aviation in Palo Alto. Creating solutions for sustainable air mobility will be the next big challenge for me,” Schwekutsch wrote in a LinkedIn Post. .

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Tesla’s Giga casting strategy to be adopted by half a dozen other automakers

Electrek

Tesla’s approach to using giant casting machines, nicknamed Giga Press, to make car bodies with just a few massive casted parts is catching on in the auto industry. A Tesla supplier says that it is working with about half a dozen other automakers taking the same approach. more… The post Tesla’s Giga casting strategy to be adopted by half a dozen other automakers 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. These systems in total have more than 30 megawatts (MW) of energy storage capacity, representing the largest roll-out of onsite behind-the-meter battery energy storage coupled with DC Fast Charging in North America, the company said.

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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. The agreement includes a network of co-branded battery swapping stations, starting with two pilot sites in China, the two companies said in press releases. Shell and Nio hope to.

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Tesla continues to establish pole position in Norway

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Tesla is continuing to solidify itself in the pole position in Norway. New figures from the Norweigian Information Council for Road Traffic (OFV) show the Tesla Model Y and Tesla Model 3 were the country’s two best-selling vehicles in November, making way for Tesla to become the best-selling car brand in the highly competitive market for electric cars.

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Tesla announces it has officially moved its headquarters next to Gigafactory Texas

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Tesla today announced that it has officially moved its headquarters to a location next to Gigafactory Texas in Austin. more… The post Tesla announces it has officially moved its headquarters next to Gigafactory Texas appeared first on Electrek.

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Cornish Lithium secures £18M funding package from TechMet

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Cornish Lithium ( earlier post ), a mineral exploration and development company based in Cornwall, UK, secured an investment package of up to £18 million (US$24 million) from TechMet Limited, a leading technology metals investment company. Cornish Lithium said that securing long-term investment from TechMet is a significant step forward that allows it to accelerate its activities towards creating a domestic supply of lithium and other battery metals for the UK.

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Lexus teases RZ electric SUV due in 2022

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The first Lexus EV sold in the United States will be a crossover SUV called the RZ, the automaker confirmed Thursday. The RZ is due to arrive in the U.S. in 2022, likely as a 2023 model, as is expected to be badged as the RZ 450e in this market. That corresponds to how Lexus has traditionally used the lowercase "h" for hybrids. A trio of teaser.

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Porsche Whistleblower: “60% of all delivered Taycan have battery issues that caused replacements, damages and fires”

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“Six out of ten Porsche Taycan” ever delivered have a problem with battery management that affects and damages battery cells, requires replacement of cells and batteries, and is causing vehicle fires, according to a source working at Porsche’s headquarters in Zuffenhausen, Germany. Porsche is reportedly hiding the problem from customers and authorities and quietly replacing damaged battery cell modules without informing customers to cover up the problem.

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