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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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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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The Best Controllers for Gaming in Your Tesla


The Tesla Arcade is likely one of the most unique additions to a car in recent memory. The addition of Tesla’s gaming console adds something to do when Supercharging or could be a source of entertainment for when Tesla vehicles are fully autonomous (although that could be some years away).

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


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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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.

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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Rivian’s Amazon delivery van looks surprisingly massive in recent sighting


A recent sighting of the Rivian Amazon delivery van in Woodhaven, Michigan, revealed something quite surprising about the all-electric cargo carrier. While the van itself looks sleek and futuristic, it is also incredibly large — a bit daunting, even.

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


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.

Tesla applies to install Supercharger stations in Texas with CCS connectors


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.

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

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


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


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

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.

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.

Tesla signs one-year, $422M contract with Hyundai Glovis to ship Giga Shanghai exports


Tesla has signed a one-year, $422 million contract with South Korean logistics company Hyundai Glovis to transport vehicles from the automaker’s Gigafactory in China to other regions.

Tesla has submitted final documents for Gigafactory Berlin production approval


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.

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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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.

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


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


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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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.

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


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

Tesla Model Y achieves highest possible IIHS safety rating


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.

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.

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


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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Tesla secures another order of electric semi trucks


Tesla has secured another order of Tesla Semi trucks, its upcoming electric class 8 semi trucks. Karat Packaging announced in a press release that it ordered 10 Tesla Semi trucks. more… The post Tesla secures another order of electric semi trucks appeared first on Electrek.

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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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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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Tesla submits Gigafactory Berlin approval documents: Environment Ministry


Tesla has submitted all of the required documents for the German State of Brandenburg to approve the operation and production of electric vehicles at the company’s first European production facility known as Gigafactory Berlin.

Tesla is rumored to be behind giant deal to bring LFP battery cell production to the US


Chinese battery cell manufacturer Gotion High-Tech confirmed that it entered into a very important deal to supply LFP battery cells to an unnamed “large US automaker” and partner with that automaker to deploy US production of LFP battery cells.

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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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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