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US West Coast aligns to ban new gas cars by 2035

Green Car Reports

The entire U.S. West Coast now aims to end sales of new gasoline cars by 2035. Specifically, Washington and Oregon recently enacted rules requiring that new vehicles be mostly emission-free by 2035.

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Nikkei: Japan to develop seabed mining of rare earth materials

Green Car Congress

The Nikkei reports that in 2024, Japan will begin to extract rare earth materials for electric vehicles and hybrids from sea bottom mud in an area off Minami-Torishima Island, a coral atoll in the Pacific Ocean about 1,900 kilometers southeast of Tokyo.

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Tesla confirms Lathrop Megafactory can produce 10k Megapacks per year

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Tesla Energy does not get as much attention as the company’s electric vehicles, but it has achieved its own fair share of milestones over the course of 2022.

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Tesla Model Y is now the best-selling car in all of Europe

Electrek

Tesla Model Y became the best-selling car in all of Europe in November. It’s for the second time, and not just for electric vehicles, but all cars. more…. The post Tesla Model Y is now the best-selling car in all of Europe appeared first on Electrek.

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Review: 2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring keeps getting better

Green Car Reports

As we head into the new year and prepare to announce the Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2023, there seems like no better time to reflect and revisit our past winner, the Lucid Air.

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UCalgary, Rice team uses flash joule heating to manufacture graphene from petroleum waste

Green Car Congress

A team from the University of Calgary and Rice University has used flash joule heating (FJH) ( earlier post ) to convert low-value asphaltenes—a by-product of crude oil refining—into a high-value carbon allotrope, asphaltene-derived flash graphene (AFG). Flash graphene from asphaltenes.

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NIO's battery swap technology wins prestigious award in China

CN EV Post

NIO's battery swap technology beat out 25 competitors in the final selection. The post NIO's battery swap technology wins prestigious award in China appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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Audi plans to make EVs at all its global factories before 2030

Green Car Reports

Audi will build EVs at all of its global plants before 2030 ahead of a planned phase-out of internal-combustion models, the automaker said Thursday in a press release.

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Cohort of new stakeholders joins Open Hydrogen Initiative

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In February 2022, GTI Energy, S&P Global Commodity Insights and the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) launched the Open Hydrogen Initiative (OHI), a collaboration to further transparency into the environmental impact of hydrogen production and help unlock its full potential as an important driver of energy transitions.

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NIO's 10th swap station in Europe goes live

CN EV Post

In addition to the 10 battery swap stations already online, NIO has seven new stations that will soon be operational in Europe. The post NIO's 10th swap station in Europe goes live appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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NASA considering SpaceX Dragon as backup plan for crew of damaged Soyuz capsule: report

Teslarati

NASA is considering SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule as a potential ride home for some International Space Station (ISS) crew members. The plan follows an incident in which a Russian Soyuz capsule experienced a coolant leak earlier this month while it was docked at the space station. .

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Study: PHEVs aren't plugged in as often as regulators assume

Green Car Reports

Plug-in hybrids only achieve their maximum emissions benefit when they are actually plugged in daily, and that isn't happening as often as regulators who set emissions rules assume, according to a new study from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT).

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U Vienna team finds stable metabolized TWP-derived compounds with unknown toxicities in lettuce

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Researchers at the University of Vienna (Austria) have demonstrated that tire wear particle (TWP)-derived compounds are readily taken up by lettuce with measured maximum leaf concentrations between ∼0.75

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Tesla confirms 285,000 people bought Full Self-Driving

Electrek

Tesla has confirmed that over 285,000 people bought its Full Self-Driving (FSD) package in North America. Not 1 million, but more than a lot of people thought. more…. The post Tesla confirms 285,000 people bought Full Self-Driving appeared first on Electrek.

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Elon Musk instills confidence in TSLA stock: ‘Tesla will be the most valuable company on Earth’

Teslarati

Elon Musk remains confident that “Tesla will be the most valuable company on Earth.” ” He assured employees about Tesla’s bright future in a company email. Elon Musk sent out his usual end-of-year email to employees recently.

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BMW aims to build solid-state EV batteries under license

Green Car Reports

BMW has licensed solid-state battery cell designs and manufacturing processes from Colorado-based Solid Power, taking the partnership between the two companies up a notch.

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Testing of unblended Talnode-Si silicon anode material shows ~5x energy capacity of graphite-only anodes

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Battery anode and materials company Talga Group reported that recent testing by a global Tier-1 EV manufacturer of unblended Talnode-Si—demonstrated ~5x the energy capacity of graphite-only commercial anodes (1,800mAh/g vs 360mAh/g).

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Ford Lightning owner powers home essentials for 2 days and still had battery left in the tank

Electrek

Thousands of Canadian residents awoke Christmas ay with no electricity after a massive winter storm swept across the area.

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Tesla Fremont Factory pickup center is packed with cars amid end-of-year push

Teslarati

The year is ending in a few days, and all signs are pointing to Tesla pushing deliveries all the way until the end of the year. This was hinted at in a recent flyover of the Fremont Factory, Tesla’s California-based electric vehicle production facility. .

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Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy: Past winners

Green Car Reports

From the Nissan Leaf to the Lucid Air, with the Toyota Prius, Chevy Volt, and Tesla Model 3 among the many formative models in between, our Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy winners each year have offered not just what we think you should buy, but a glimpse of the future.

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Faction introduces driverless delivery in SF Bay Area; Cocola Bakery first partner

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Faction Technology, a driverless-technology company offering solutions that solve inefficiencies in micro-logistics and vehicles on demand, is bringing driverless delivery to portions of the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Here are the Tesla models eligible for $7,500 US federal tax credit

Electrek

The IRS has now released its full list of electric vehicle models eligible for the new and updated $7,500 US federal tax credit. Here’s the list of Tesla models eligible. more…. The post Here are the Tesla models eligible for $7,500 US federal tax credit appeared first on Electrek.

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Kia EV9 full size SUV teased ahead of 2023 reveal

Teslarati

The Kia EV9 full-size SUV has been teased ahead of an anticipated 2023 launch at the manufacturer’s auto show. While electric sedans and mid-sized crossovers have become incredibly popular over the past two years, there are a surprisingly small number of full-size SUVs.

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Nio EC7 flagship EV: The most aerodynamic SUV in the world?

Green Car Reports

A low drag coefficient (Cd) is very important for maximizing range, leading automakers to push for more aerodynamic EVs. The Nio EC7, the Chinese automaker's new flagship SUV, is yet another example of this trend.

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Iberdrola to invest more than €1.1B to build a green hydrogen and methanol plant in Australia; Bell Bay Powerfuels

Green Car Congress

Iberdrola Australia and Australia-based hydrogen developer ABEL Energy will build a green hydrogen and green methanol production plant at Bell Bay in northern Tasmania (Australia). The project, called Bell Bay Powerfuels, is backed by the Australian government and will involve an investment of €1.1

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Cars assembled outside NA may qualify for EV tax credit, per new IRS note

Electrek

The US Treasury has released new guidelines on the electric vehicle tax credit in the Inflation Reduction Act , which seem to suggest that leased vehicles can qualify for the EV tax credit even if they were assembled outside of North America, Reuters reports. more….

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NIO reaches goal of over 1,300 swap stations in China by year-end

CN EV Post

NIO today put 11 new battery swap stations into operation in China, bringing the total to 1,305. The post NIO reaches goal of over 1,300 swap stations in China by year-end appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. NIO NIO Power Tracker Battery Swap

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What cold weather means to most EV drivers: More charging

Green Car Reports

It's well established that electric cars lose some range in cold weather, but for drivers that generally means more charging rather than less driving, according to a new report from battery analysis firm Recurrent.

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6G-ICAS4Mobility project working to integrate communication and sensors into single 6G system; sidelink communication

Green Car Congress

In Germany, the publicly-funded 6G-ICAS4Mobility (6G Integrated Communication & Sensing for Mobility) project aims to more closely interconnect the communication and sensing systems (ICAS), which currently run separately, and to integrate them into a single 6G system. Over the next three years, the project will develop crucial foundations of the future 6G standard.

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Tesla’s market cap drop is worth almost the entire legacy auto industry

Electrek

Tesla’s loss in market capitalization equals almost the entire legacy auto industry combined – one of the most significant losses in value of all time. more…. The post Tesla’s market cap drop is worth almost the entire legacy auto industry appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla to reveal Model S and X prices in China on Jan 6, deliveries to begin in H1 2023

CN EV Post

Tesla's Model S and Model X are both expected to be priced at more than RMB 1 million in China and are expected to make a limited contribution to deliveries. The post Tesla to reveal Model S and X prices in China on Jan 6, deliveries to begin in H1 2023 appeared first on CnEVPost.

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Lucid Air interface improvement, Rivian drive units, Nio EC7: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Rivian takes a look at the building blocks for its upcoming dual-motor electric trucks. Nio might have the most aerodynamic SUV ever. And we look at Lucid’s interface, and its continuous improvement, up close. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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U Birmingham team demonstrates direct reuse of aluminum and copper current collectors from spent Li-ion batteries

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Researchers from The University of Birmingham in the UK have demonstrated that the direct reuse of aluminum and copper current collectors from spent lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) is possible. An open-access paper on their study is published in the RSC journal Green Chemistry. Zhu et al.

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Robotic boats are surveying seabeds at offshore wind farms

Electrek

Swedish multinational power company Vattenfall announced today that it’s successfully conducted large-scale seabed surveys with uncrewed robotic boats at several of its offshore wind farms in Denmark, Sweden, and the UK. more….

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Tesla leaks Supercharger locations opening in the United States

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Tesla leaked upcoming Supercharger locations opening in the United States. The Supercharger Network is one of the pillars of Tesla’s success in the EV market. So it’s no surprise that Tesla has been diligently expanding the Supercharger Network’s reach over the past year.

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Rivian previews modular hardware for dual-motor electric trucks

Green Car Reports

Rivian recently previewed the hardware for the dual-motor powertrain it plans to begin offering for its R1T electric pickup truck and R1S electric SUV alongside the existing quad-motor setup in the coming year.

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VIKINGBUS Danmark A/S orders 45 MAN Lion’s City 12 E electric buses

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VIKINGBUS Danmark A/S has ordered 45 MAN Lion’s City 12 E electric buses, which will be on the road in Denmark’s capital city from next year.

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