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Nissan, Mitsubishi unveil jointly developed new all-electric mini-vehicles in Japan

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Nissan Motor and Mitsubishi Motors unveiled their first jointly developed light electric vehicles (EVs)—the Sakura and the eK X EV (pronounced “eK cross EV”), —in Japan. The line-off ceremony took place at the Mitsubishi Motors’ Mizushima Plant in Kurashiki City, Okayama Pref.,

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Seattle is installing curbside EV charging by request, for those without off-street parking

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Seattle is the latest city to experiment with curbside EV charging. A utility-run program will install chargers by request, giving drivers without off-street parking a way to charge.

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In a global tipping point, 52% of car buyers now want to purchase an EV – here’s why

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The number of consumers looking to buy electric vehicles has hit 52%, according to the latest EY Mobility Consumer Index (MCI). This is the first time the number has exceeded 50%, and it represents a rise of 22 percentage points in just two years. more….

Tesla’s Elon Musk increases Twitter takeover commitment to $33.5bn

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk has increased his commitment for his planned Twitter takeover to $33.5 billion, new filings show. Musk, who came to terms with Twitter on April 25 to acquire the company for $44 billion, has worked to fund the deal through personal wealth, as well as investments from others.

SolarEdge, Kokam open 2GWh cell plant in South Korea

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SolarEdge Technologies and SolarEdge’s subsidiary, Kokam Limited Company, a provider of lithium-ion batteries and integrated energy storage solutions, announced the opening of “Sella 2”, a two gigawatt-hour (GWh) battery cell manufacturing facility.

EVs are avoiding about 3% of global oil demand—a fifth of Russia's total exports

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Russia's ongoing invasion of Ukraine has triggered international sanctions throttling the country's oil exports, leading to fears of every higher gas prices. But electric vehicle adoption has been helping make the situation less grim. Plug-in vehicles avoided roughly 1.5

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Tesla owners are 50% less likely to crash their EV than their other cars

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Tesla owners who also drive another vehicle are 50% less likely to have an accident in their Tesla compared to in their other vehicles, according to an interesting new study looking at EV drivers who drive multiple vehicles. more….

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Purem by Eberspaecher introduces efficient exhaust technology for hydrogen engines

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Purem by Eberspaecher is introducing efficient exhaust technology for hydrogen engines. At the Hannover Messe, the company will be presenting its H 2 -ICE exhaust system for the first time. The H 2 -ICE exhaust system for hydrogen engines from Purem by Eberspaecher.

EVs emit more brake dust, which the EU is stepping up to regulate

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Tailpipe emissions tend to be the focus of regulators, but the next round of European Union emissions standards will tackle pollution from another source—one that is particularly relevant to EVs.

NIO reportedly recruiting positions to build a US manufacturing plant

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According to a report out of China, EV automaker NIO is hiring a number of positions related to manufacturing vehicles in the US.

Tesla invited to build battery facility in Indonesia’s giant 30k-hectare industrial area

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Tesla’s potential battery facility in Indonesia will likely be built on one of the country’s most ambitious integrated industrial areas to date, according to Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan.

EIA: California drought will decrease hydropower, increase natural gas use and CO2 emissions

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The extended drought in California could cut the state’s summer electricity generation from hydropower nearly in half compared with normal precipitation conditions, according to an analysis by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

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Tell your friends about EVs: Study suggests automakers still aren’t getting the word out

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Electric vehicles make a lot of sense for the pragmatic aspects: their ownership costs and environmental advantages. But once you’re in one, everything changes. As results from J.D. Power’s U.S.

Ford starts customer deliveries of the F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck

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The electric pickup trucks are coming. Ford has officially started delivering the F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck to retail and fleet customers. more…. The post Ford starts customer deliveries of the F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla jumps 35 spots up Fortune’s 500 list following blockbuster 2021 results

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Tesla is continuing its climb up the Fortune 500 list, with the electric vehicle maker jumping an impressive 35 spots to claim the No. 65 spot in this year’s rankings. This, according to Fortune, was due to Tesla’s stellar performance in 2021.

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Germany to invest up to €290M to launch the Innovation and Technology Center for Hydrogen (ITZ H2)

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Germany will invest up to €290 million to launch the Innovation and Technology Center for Hydrogen (Innovations- und Technologiezentrum für Wasserstoff, ITZ H 2 ), following the positive conclusion of a feasibility study (German only).

Survey: Shoppers trust legacy automakers over Tesla, find all EV offerings lacking

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EV shoppers are more likely to trust established automakers over Tesla and newer EV startups like Rivian, but the current crop of products is falling short of expectations, according to a new Escalent survey.

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Georgia gives US solar panel manufacturing a big boost with a new factory

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Seoul-headquartered PV solar-cell manufacturing giant Q Cells today announced that it’s opening a new solar panel manufacturing facility in Dalton, Georgia. more…. The post Georgia gives US solar panel manufacturing a big boost with a new factory appeared first on Electrek.

Elon Musk has provided 12,000 Starlink dishes to Ukraine

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Ukraine’s Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Transformation, Mykhailo Fedorov, said that Elon Musk’s Starlink dishes have become a crucial part of the country’s cyber war against Russia.

Volvo introducing fossil-free steel in its trucks

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The world’s first truck manufacturer to do so, Volvo is now introducing fossil-free steel in its trucks. The steel is produced by the Swedish steel company SSAB ( earlier post ) and the heavy-duty electric Volvo trucks will be the first to include it.

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Polestar invests in battery-tech firm StoreDot, still aiming for five-minute charging by 2024

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Polestar on Tuesday announced an investment in Israel-based battery firm StoreDot, which claims it will achieve extremely quick battery charging in tests.

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Tesla moves to expand Gigafactory Berlin on new 250-acre land

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Tesla has started to officially move to expand Gigafactory Berlin on a new 250-acre lot with the submission of the construction plan to the municipality. more…. The post Tesla moves to expand Gigafactory Berlin on new 250-acre land appeared first on Electrek.

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Americans are ‘very likely’ to buy an EV as their next car now more than ever

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Power’s annual U.S. Electric Vehicle Consideration (EVC) Study was released today, and it shows that more Americans said they are “very likely” to buy an electric car for their next vehicle now more than ever.

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Snow Lake Lithium calls for the creation of a complete electric vehicle ecosystem across North America

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Seamless electrified ecosystem required from rock to road to secure the North American automotive industry Battery development and production is strategically important for the transition to clean-energy economy and to remain globally competitive Sustainable lithium mining and processing is an essential component of this ecosystem.

Ford recalls some Mustang Mach-E EVs for software-related issue—with OTA remedy

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Ford has recalled just 464 dual-motor all-wheel-drive versions of its Mustang Mach-E electric car from the 2021 model year.

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Harley-Davidson selling out its newest electric motorcycle in 18 minutes highlights pent-up demand

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When Harley-Davidson first unveiled its original LiveWire electric motorcycle and began taking orders nearly four years ago, the industry was largely in consensus about the bike itself.

Tesla Giga Shanghai output will return to pre-lockdown levels by Tuesday

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An internal memo sent to Tesla employees said the automaker plans to have production levels at its Gigafactory Shanghai production facility return to pre-lockdown levels by Tuesday.

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Sysco Corporation intends to purchase up to 800 battery-electric Freightliner eCascadia Class 8 trucks

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Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) and Sysco Corporation (NYSE: SYY) a leading US foodservice distribution company, have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to deliver up to nearly 800 battery-electric Freightliner eCascadia Class 8 tractors by 2026.

EPA lays out details for $5 billion electric school bus program

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The EPA last week announced $500 million in funding for electric school buses. It's the first installment of $5 billion for low- and zero-emission school buses over the next five years as part of President Biden's Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

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M8 electric trains replace diesel trains on Connecticut’s Shore Line East line

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Kawasaki M8 Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) electric trains began to run on Connecticut’s Shore Line East this week. more…. The post M8 electric trains replace diesel trains on Connecticut’s Shore Line East line appeared first on Electrek.

Rivian makes executive changes to overcome ‘extremely challenging’ production ramp

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Rivian is making changes to its leadership team, parting ways with its Vice President of Manufacturing engineering as it continues to try and overcome an “extremely challenging” production ramp due to current industry conditions.

Hyundai Motor Group to build $5.54B EV plant and battery factory in Georgia

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Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) entered into an agreement with the State of Georgia to build its first dedicated full electric vehicle and battery manufacturing facilities in the US. The new EV plant and battery manufacturing facilities represent an investment of approximately US$5.54 billion.

2022 Kia EV6: Takeaways on real-world range, charging, and livability vs. Ioniq 5

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The Kia EV6 and Hyundai Ioniq 5 are two of this year’s most wanted EVs. And with the Ioniq 5 essentially unavailable to those in some regions of the country this year, it may seem to some fixated on the Hyundai that they’ll need to settle for second-best.

Tesla updates car software to start applying regular brakes when regenerative is limited

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Tesla has pushed a new software update in order for its vehicles to start applying regular brakes when regenerative braking is limited. It’s an optional feature. more…. The post Tesla updates car software to start applying regular brakes when regenerative is limited appeared first on Electrek.

SpaceX set to launch NASA laser satellite, in-space manufacturing demo, and more

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SpaceX appears to be on track to launch its fifth dedicated Falcon 9 rideshare mission as early as 2:27 pm EDT (18:27 UTC) on Wednesday, May 25th, carrying a wide variety of interesting payloads into Earth orbit.

Volkswagen global EV production network grows with launch of second German site in Emden

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Volkswagen is expanding its global production network for electric vehicles by now starting to make the all-electric ID.4 in Emden. Emden is now the second site for electric vehicles in Germany following Zwickau and also joins the Chinese plants in Anting and Foshan. Chattanooga (ID.4)

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Wait, weight: DC to charge heavy-duty trucks more to drive, with an EV kicker

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A proposal to curb the use of heavy-duty pickup trucks on city streets could also impact EVs.