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Battery Resourcers to open North America’s largest Li-ion battery recycling facility by August

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Battery Resourcers, a vertically integrated lithium-ion battery recycling and engineered materials company, plans to open a commercial-scale, lithium-ion battery recycling facility in Covington, Ga.

35 years ago, this GM prototype had a yoke, four-wheel steering, and satellite navigation

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Steering yokes and touchpad controls are considered cutting-edge car tech today, but 35 years ago a General Motors prototype had those features and more. The 1987 Pontiac Pursuit aimed to show what cars would be like in the then-far-off year 2000.

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Tesla aims for a few Model Y deliveries from Gigafactory Texas by the end of the quarter


Sources familiar with the matter told Electrek that Tesla aims to deliver a few Model Y vehicles from Gigafactory Texas by the end of the quarter. It would be an important milestone for the automaker and its new factory in Austin.

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SpaceX rocket catch simulation raises more questions about concept


CEO Elon Musk has published the first official visualization of what SpaceX’s plans to catch Super Heavy boosters might look like in real life. However, the simulation he shared raises just as many questions as it answers.

Major companies with large fleets release new EV roadmap for car & truck manufacturers

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Members of the Corporate Electric Vehicle Alliance presented top vehicle manufacturers, including Volvo, GM, Daimler and Toyota, with a roadmap for developing the types of electric vehicles that companies plan to acquire in the US over the next five years.

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CATL rolls out one-minute EV battery swapping solution, entire business around it

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Battery swapping, once considered a solution that had been outmoded by the capability for faster road-trip charging, is back—with the world’s largest battery supplier CATL onboard and launching an entire business around it.

GM threatens action against any dealerships attempting markups on upcoming EVs


General Motors is looking to nip the any dealership issues in the bud before its influx of EVs hit the market. In a recent letter to its dealerships, GM has warned against markups above MSRPs and reservation amounts, threatening to redirect vehicles away from offenders.

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Kia unveils next-generation Niro; hybrid first, PHEV and BEV to follow

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Kia has revealed the all-new next-generation Niro. Based on the third generation platform, the new Niro benefits from a larger body that realizes class-leading interior space and storage capacity.

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Here are all the EVs arriving in 2022

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This is going to be another big year of electric vehicle arrivals. 2021 was the arrival year for EV flagships. The GMC Hummer EV, Lucid Air, Mercedes-Benz EQS, and Tesla Model S Plaid all reflect the leading edge of new technology in some way.

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Tesla applies for a new trademark to sell its own audio equipment, like headphones and more


Tesla has applied to expand its trademark in order to be able to sell audio equipment under its own brand. Does this mean Tesla has new audio products coming? more… The post Tesla applies for a new trademark to sell its own audio equipment, like headphones and more appeared first on Electrek.

Neuralink seeks to hire Clinical Trial positions hinting toward imminent human testing


Neuralink, a company owned by Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, is seeking to hire both a Clinical Trial Director and Coordinator, hinting that human testing for its series of brain implantation chips could be imminent. In August 2020, Musk and Neuralink engineers unveiled the v0.9 device.

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Toyota Motor Europe delivers 6 fuel cell modules for FCH2Rail project

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The FCH2RAIL project, already launched in January 2021, is developing emission-free bi-modal trains, which combine normal track use and emission-free rail travel without overhead lines.

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EV tech is the choice of politicians, not industry, claims European CEO: True for US?

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Ahead of a new strategic plan to be announced March 1, the CEO of Jeep, Chrysler, and Dodge parent company Stellantis isn’t sounding at all bullish on electric vehicles.

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Honda CEO says Toyota’s strategy to pursue hydrogen cars ‘doesn’t seem feasible’


Honda CEO Toshihiro Mibe recently spoke to proposals of hydrogen combustion cars by rivals like Toyota, stating his company studied hydrogen’s potential ten years ago. Mibe went on to say that unlike Toyota, Honda doesn’t see hydrogen combustion as feasible for cars.

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Tesla Insurance goes live in Arizona and Ohio


Tesla Insurance has officially gone live in Arizona and Ohio, becoming the fourth and fifth states to have access to the company’s in-house coverage program.

GM expanding into new commercial applications for its HYDROTEC fuel cell systems

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GM announced new commercial applications of its HYDROTEC fuel cell technology. HYDROTEC projects, which are currently in development, from heavy-duty trucks to aerospace and locomotives, are being planned for use beyond vehicles for power generation.

Battery swapping goes big, America's lithium restart, EVs pass diesels in Europe: Today’s Car News

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CATL has a battery swapping solution that it claims will work on most electric cars. EVs pass diesel sales in Europe. And how did the U.S. end up so short on lithium? This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Lithium is essential for modern EVs, and the U.S. has large reserves of it.

Here’s why rooftop solar should be installed on big-box retail stores right now


US big-box retail and grocery stores have enough rooftop solar potential to power more than 7.9 million homes – utilizing all that unused space for clean energy is a no-brainer.

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Tesla, India talks stagnate as neither party is willing to budge on terms


Tesla and Indian government officials have essentially reached a standstill as neither party is willing to budge from terms they feel are necessary to bring the electric automaker’s vehicles to the South Asian country.

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Yamaha Motor supplying electric motors for Subaru Tecnica International; to be mounted on STI E-RA EV

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Yamaha Motor will supply Subaru Tecnica International Inc. STI) with hyper-EV electric motor units ( earlier post ) for the STI E-RA EV the company is developing for future motorsport.

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Electric Airstream travel trailer revealed: Game-changer for EV camping?

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The classic Airstream trailer is going electric. Just under a year after it announced plans to pursue electric travel trailers, Airstream parent company Thor Industries unveiled a concept version Wednesday at the 2022 Florida RV SuperShow.

Tesla launches new financing option for Solar Roof with lower monthly payments


Tesla has launched a new financing option for its Solar Roof with lower monthly payments as the company tries to make the product more affordable. more… The post Tesla launches new financing option for Solar Roof with lower monthly payments appeared first on Electrek.

Koenigsegg is now making Tesla aftermarket parts through collaboration with Unplugged Performance


The world of Tesla aftermarket performance parts just welcomed its newest and possibly most impressive lineup yet.

Honda to supply 50 Honda e EVs, 35 Power Managers to V2X Suisse for large-scale V2G trial

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Honda is partnering with the V2X Suisse consortium to demonstrate the role of electric vehicles (EVs) and bi-directional charging technology in the future of energy management. Honda will supply 50 Honda e electric vehicles ( earlier post ) to Switzerland’s car-sharing operator, Mobility.

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Battery electric car sales finally overtook the diesel institution in Europe

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Battery-electric car sales overtook diesel for the first time in Europe, the Financial Times reported Sunday. This is an important milestone, as diesel has been the default choice for European car buyers for decades.

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Watch Tesla Model X Plaid do 0-60 mph launch in 2.3 seconds – faster than advertised


Tesla has started deliveries of the Model X Plaid with tri-motor powertrain, and the first reviews are coming in. They show the electric vehicle, which is now the fastest SUV in the world, doing a 0-60 mph launch in 2.3 seconds – faster than advertised by Tesla.

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Tesla worker collapses and dies at Fremont factory on powertrain line


An employee at Tesla’s Fremont Factory in Northern California collapsed and died while working on a powertrain line on Wednesday morning. Tesla notified California’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) office of the death, according to spokesperson Peter Melton.

LAND begins production of E Moto; user-selectable e-bicycle, e-moped, e-motorcycle modes

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LAND , a startup electric vehicle manufacturer headquartered in Cleveland, began US production on 120 units of the District E Moto this month.

Sportier Subaru EVs, profitable fast-charging, EPA median range: Today’s Car News

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Subaru shows some racy-looking EVs. More EVs on the market last year meant the median EPA range dropped somewhat. And is profitability possible for EV fast-charging by the middle of the decade? This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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A bunch of former SpaceX engineers are making electric and autonomous railway vehicles


A bunch of former SpaceX engineers banded together to create a new startup looking to make electric and autonomous railway vehicles to revolutionize rail-based freight transport. They have a big task ahead of them.

Tesla unlikely to offer five or seven-seat Model X Plaid seating configurations again


Tesla is unlikely to offer the five or seven-seat configurations again for the Model X Plaid, sources said. In early January, Tesla officially removed the five and seven-seat configurations for the Model X Plaid. However, it was unknown whether this move was a permanent one.

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Isuzu and Cummins collaborating on prototype medium-duty electric trucks

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Cummins and Isuzu Motors announced an agreement to create a prototype medium-duty, battery-electric truck to demonstrate in North America. This truck represents the first zero-emissions solution facilitated by the Isuzu Cummins Powertrain Partnership (ICPP) formed in May 2019. Earlier post.).

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GM fuel-cell tech could enable more EV fast-charging, help prevent blackouts

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As General Motors works to fill its lineup with battery electric passenger vehicles, it’s made clear that it sees hydrogen fuel-cell technology as an important part for future zero-emissions growth in bigger vehicles. Think heavy-duty commercial trucks, locomotives, and aerospace applications.

Electric Airstream concept is the RV industry’s ‘iPhone moment’


Thor industries just revealed its new electric Airstream concept, and made every other RV on the market – even the ones announced a few short hours ago – seem like antique relics of a distant past.

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to launch spy satellites from California next month


The US National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) says that SpaceX’s first West Coast launch of 2022 is scheduled no earlier than (NET) 8:37 am PST (16:37 UTC), February 2nd.

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Sales of electrified MINIs up 64.3% in 2021, 18% of total sales

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MINI increased worldwide vehicle sales by 3.3% to 302,144 units 2021. Sales of MINI models with electrified drive systems climbed by 64.3% to 53,243 vehicles—around 18% of total worldwide sales in 2021. MINI Electric & MINI Cooper SE Countryman.

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Fast chargers are almost as profitable as gasoline pumps, claims BP executive

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Oil companies expanding electric car fast-charging networks might not entirely be the image-burnishing loss-leader some would suspect. BP sees EV charging as a business line bound for profitability, according to a report from Reuters, citing a top executive at the energy giant.