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GM begins deliveries of first Ultium-based EVs: GMC Hummer pickup and Brightdrop EV600

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General Motors has begun deliveries of its first next-generation electric vehicles, the GMC HUMMER EV Edition 1 Pickup and BrightDrop EV600 light commercial vehicle, both built on the Ultium Platform.

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EV-to-EV charging: F-150 Lightning and Ioniq 5 both do it and here's how

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If you’ve lived around an electric vehicle, you know that flexibility is key. While daily charging at home or at road-trip stops covers most needs, what if friends or family with EVs could lend a few miles to you in a pinch?

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Clean energy was the No. 2 source of electricity in the US in 2020

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Clean energy sources generated a record 834 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity, or about 21% of all electricity generated in the US in 2020, the US Energy Information Administration ( EIA ) reported yesterday. That includes wind, hydroelectric, solar , biomass, and geothermal.

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Tesla supplier Panasonic announces new training, R&D campus near Gigafactory Nevada

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Tesla battery supplier Panasonic announced today that it intends to build a new campus in Reno that will handle training, research and development, employee recruitment centers, and other support functions.

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Gaussin partnering with TGO to test hydrogen-powered terminal tractor

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Gaussin and Terminal du Grand Ouest (TGO), concessionaire and sole operator of the Montoir-based Multipurpose Cargo and Container Terminal (MCCT) near Saint- Nazaire, France, are partnering to test a hydrogen-powered heavy-duty terminal tractor.

Hyundai Ioniq 5: Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2022 finalist

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Among all the new electric cars coming out this year, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 is the one that best shows that affordable EVs don’t have to look and feel like everything else.

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Tesla owner blows up his Model S with dynamite over $22,000 battery replacement

Electrek

A Tesla Model S owner in Finland decided to blow up his electric car with dynamite after it needed a battery replacement, which Tesla said was going to cost $22,000. more… The post Tesla owner blows up his Model S with dynamite over $22,000 battery replacement appeared first on Electrek.

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Moscow puts its 900th electric bus into service

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The 900 th electric bus has hit the streets of Moscow; in November 2020, the city had launched its 500 th electric bus ( earlier post ). The jubilee e-bus decorated with neon lights will operate in the south of the city.

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GMC Hummer EV and Brightdrop electric van delivered, first of many Ultium EVs to come

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The first electric vehicles based on General Motors' Ultium architecture are headed to customers. GM on Friday confirmed that the first customer 2022 GMC Hummer EV had been completed, as well as delivery of the first BrightDrop EV600 vans to customer FedEx.

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Tesla applies to install Supercharger stations in Texas with CCS connectors

Electrek

Tesla has applied to install Supercharger stations in Texas with CCS connectors, which would be a first in the US. The move comes as Tesla is planning to open its Supercharger network to other automakers.

Tesla Cybertruck design patent hints at folding rear seats for more utility and fun

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The Cybertruck will be a technology showcase for Tesla, as the vehicle would be fitted with the best innovations that the company can offer.

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NIO unveils new mid-size ET5 electric sedan; up to 1,000km with 150 kWh pack

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? At NIO Day 2021 in Suzhou, China, NIO unveiled ET5, its new mid-size smart electric sedan. Inheriting NIO’s high-performance DNA, the 360 kW ET5 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.3

Gas prices are fueling interest in EVs, nudging closer to tipping point, study finds

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Electric cars may be nearing a tipping point for mass adoption in the United States, according to a new Ipsos study. Interest in EVs has tripled since 2018, with over a third of U.S. consumers now willing to consider an EV, according to the study.

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Tesla (TSLA) secures graphite anode material for battery production in rare new offtake deal

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Tesla (TSLA) has secured new “Active Anode Material” from graphite for battery production in a rare new offtake agreement deal with Syrah Resources Limited.

Tesla confirms to NHTSA it will halt in-car gaming while vehicle is in motion

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Tesla will deactivate Gaming features while its vehicles are in motion following the launch of an NHTSA probe into the feature, the agency confirmed on Thursday. Yesterday, the NHTSA announced that it would launch a probe investigating the “Passenger Play” features within a Tesla.

Mack LR Electric Class 8 refuse truck now in serial production

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The Mack LR Electric model, Mack Trucks’ first fully electric Class 8 vehicle ( earlier post ), is now in serial production at Mack’s Lehigh Valley Operations (LVO) facility in Macungie, Pennsylvania. LVO is where all Class 8 Mack vehicles for North America and export are assembled.

BMW iX and i4 get official EPA ratings: Both EVs top 300 miles of range in at least some versions

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BMW has confirmed EPA range ratings for the i4 sedan and iX crossover SUV, mostly hitting the automaker's targets.

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Tesla has submitted final documents for Gigafactory Berlin production approval

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Tesla and others have now submitted all documents needed for the environmental approval that would allow Gigafactory Berlin to start production. more… The post Tesla has submitted final documents for Gigafactory Berlin production approval appeared first on Electrek.

NASA Artemis delegation tours SpaceX’s Starship factory and launch pad

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Thanks to the failure of Blue Origin’s NASA Human Landing System (HLS) lawsuit, SpaceX and the space agency were finally able to get back to work last month.

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GM opens broad application of EV component sets

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General Motors will offer EV technology beyond its own portfolio and automotive applications more broadly, one component at a time.

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Arrival reveals its EV especially designed for Uber and ride hailing

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In Europe and in the U.S. alike, ride hailing needs to go fully electric as soon as possible. Otherwise it’s adding to local pollution issues and global warming. And yet the needs of ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft are quite different versus typical personal use.

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Gogoro is silently crushing the domestic electric scooter competition, and it’s not even close

Electrek

New figures show that that battery swapping network leader Gogoro is running away with the electric scooter market in its domestic sales. Now the company is setting the stage to expand that dominance overseas.

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Tesla to release “significant” Autopilot improvements to non-US owners by Mar 2022

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Tesla aims to release significant Autopilot improvements to vehicles outside the United States by March 2022.

Cummins releases new electric powertrain for terminal tractors; Kalmar a lead customer

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Cummins is releasing its new PowerDrive 8000 system to integrate into the terminal tractor application. Cummins will begin field tests in early 2022 with Kalmar, one of Cummins’ lead customers for this solution. Cummins and Kalmar will together offer battery-electric terminal tractors globally.

Toyota EV concepts, Mach-E range boost, Ioniq 5 review, full self-charging: The Week in Reverse

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Which automaker recently confirmed an electric camper van for production? Which automaker’s former CEO called its EV plan timid? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending December 17, 2021.

EV fleet startup Gravity begins passenger pick-ups in NYC with custom Mach-E yellow taxis

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This holiday season, New Yorkers will be able to visit friends and loved ones around the city in a new fleet of bright yellow Mach-E taxis, provided by EV fleet startup Gravity, Inc.

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Elon Musk talks “wokeness,” Elizabeth Warren, the Metaverse, and more in Babylon Bee interview

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Elon Musk recently sat down with The Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon, Editor-in-Chief Kyle Mann, and Creative Director Ethan Nicolle for an extensive conversation covering several topics.

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Solaris to deliver another 48 trolleybuses to Budapest

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A consortium comprising Solaris Bus & Coach and Škoda Electric will deliver 48 more Trollino trolleybuses to Budapest. The vehicles will be fitted with an additional battery power supply that will allow them to drive without being connected to overhead wires.

Mercedes EQS: Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2022 finalist

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Mercedes-Benz has a well-earned reputation for making some of the best luxury vehicles in the world. And with the EQS, it shows the start of a new branch of the family while entirely on-brand, by building the most luxurious electric vehicle yet.

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Texan Of The Year Finalist, Elon Musk, Has Been Quietly Helping People In Need

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The Dallas Morning News has reported that Elon Musk is a finalist for the Texan of the Year award and shared some of his philanthropic work in Texas since moving there.

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SpaceX finally starts testing first flightworthy Super Heavy booster

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More than three months after the building-sized Starship booster’s latest return to Starbase’s orbital launch site, SpaceX has finally begun the process of testing what CEO Elon Musk says is still the first flightworthy Super Heavy.

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DOE establishes Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations; supporting hydrogen, batteries, SMR, more

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has established the Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations, a new DOE office that will support clean energy technology demonstration?projects projects in areas including clean hydrogen, carbon capture, grid-scale energy storage, small modular reactors, and more.

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2022 Tesla Model 3: Charging to 100% can be the norm for 272-mile LFP version

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Tesla is providing a recommendation to owners of new base 2022 Model 3 RWD electric cars equipped with lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery cells that is something of a gift in usable range: Charge to 100% on a regular basis.

Tesla Model Y achieves highest possible IIHS safety rating

Electrek

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the main independent organization that conducts crash tests on vehicles in the US, released the result of its latest tests on the Tesla Model Y and confirmed that it achieved the highest possible safety rating.

Tesla agrees to purchase majority of battery-ready graphite from US facility

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Tesla will be purchasing most of the battery-ready graphite that would be produced at a planned facility in Louisiana. The move is seen as part of the company’s efforts to acquire key materials for its vehicles from sources beyond China.

MIT researchers develop optimized sulfidation separation process for rare earth and other key metals

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New processing methods developed by MIT researchers could help ease looming shortages of the essential metals that power everything from phones to automotive batteries by making it easier to separate these rare metals from mining ores and recycled materials.

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Ford confirms F-150 Lightning EV battery pack details, range estimates

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Ford last week discussed the battery capacity for its F-150 Lightning pickup as part of a livestream held for “key stakeholders.” ” And then following that, it made some numbers for the Lightning’s two available packs official for the first time.

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