Sat.Dec 24, 2022 - Fri.Dec 30, 2022

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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. These plans, which will permit continued sales of plug-in hybrids that also run on gasoline, align with goals already in place in California. Both.

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Nikkei: Japan to develop seabed mining of rare earth materials

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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. The government’s aim is to reduce the country’s reliance on China for rare earth metals. In a 2018 open-access paper published in Scientific Reports , a team of Japanese researchers noted that deep-sea mud containing more than 5,000 ppm total rar

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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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Tesla confirms Lathrop Megafactory can produce 10k Megapacks per year

Teslarati

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. And thanks to the Lathrop Megafactory, which produces Megapack batteries, Tesla Energy could very well achieve even more milestones in the coming years. Tesla recently listed a summary of its most important accomplishments in 2022.

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How serious is Norway about climate change? So much that its streetlights self-dim

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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. A year after taking the technology lead with incredible range, power, and efficiency, the Lucid Air has matured its user experience without losing those headlining.

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Cohort of new stakeholders joins Open Hydrogen Initiative

Green Car Congress

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. According to S&P Global Commodity Insights’ hydrogen outlook, global hydrogen demand grows from 70.4 million tons in 2020 to 97 million tons in 2030 and 249 million ton

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Tesla FSD Beta has grown about 475% year-over-year, 78% since Q3 2022

Teslarati

Tesla’s Full Self-Driving suite may really become the dark horse of the electric vehicle maker. A hint of this could be seen in the progress of the company’s FSD Beta program, whose user base appears to have grown by 475% year-over-year and 78% since the third quarter. In a series of posts on Twitter, Tesla’s official account noted that one of its accomplishments this year was that it was able to allow anyone in North America who has purchased the Full Self-Driving suite to acc

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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). Based on self-reported fuel economy figures from the website Fuelly.com and.

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

Green Car Congress

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 for N-phenyl-N′-(1,3-dimethylbutyl)-p-phenylenediamine (6PPD) and 20 μg g –1 for hexamethoxymethyl melamine (HMMM). In an open-access paper in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology , they said that although these compounds were metabolized in the plant, they identified several trans

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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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Faurecia and Accenture partner on products and services for connected and autonomous vehicles

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SpaceX ties 42-year-old Soviet record with last launch of 2022

Teslarati

SpaceX has tied a 42-year-old record with its 61st and final Falcon rocket launch of 2022. Also marking the latest in a calendar year SpaceX has launched a rocket, a Falcon 9 lifted off from the company’s Vandenberg Space Force Base (VSFB) SLC-4E pad at 11:38 pm PST, Thursday, December 29th (7:38 UTC 30 Dec) carrying a tiny Earth observation satellite for Israeli company ImageSat International.

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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. The automaker will introduce only all-electric models globally beginning in 2026, and aims to phase out production of internal-combustion vehicles by 2033, but prior to that EVs and.

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

Green Car Congress

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. Faction’s first partner is Cocola Bakery, which is using Faction to deliver to its customers around the metro region. Deliveries will be made in lightweight, electric vehicles based on three wheel EV platforms from Arcimoto and from ElectraMeccanica.

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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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ExxonMobil announces 6th oil discovery offshore Guyana with Ranger-1; Guyana may move from non-producer to regional powerhouse

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Tesla Model Y overtakes Volkswagen Golf to become Europe’s best-selling car in November

Teslarati

News about Tesla may have been focused as of late on the company’s headwinds that are partly brought on by CEO Elon Musk’s Twitter activities, but the EV maker’s products are still making headway in their respective segments. Amidst all the noise, for example, the Tesla Model Y quietly took the crown of Europe’s best-selling vehicle in November, electric or otherwise.

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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. The automaker, which began partnering with Solid Power in 2017, will install copies of the firm's solid-state cell pilot production lines at its facilities in Germany, and Solid.

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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 billion. The Bell Bay Powerfuels Project will incorporate one of the largest electrolyzer units—more than100MW—to be installed in Australia by 2025.

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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. One southern Ontario resident was able to keep the lights on for almost two days after plugging in his Ford F-150 Lightning , and still had plenty of battery left after the power came back on. more…. The post Ford Lightning owner powers home essentials for 2 days and still had battery left in the tank appeared first on Electrek.

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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. . NASA and Russia’s space agency, Roscosmos, are investigating the cause of a punctured coolant line on an external radiator of a Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft currently docked in the space station.

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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. Over the years, we’ve changed the requirements for the award as the.

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Your Cellphone Will Be a Satphone

Cars That Think

In 2023, you or someone you know will be able to send a text message through space. Late in 2022, hardware behemoths Huawei and Apple released cellular telephones capable of texting on traditional satellite-communications networks. A pair of ambitious startups, AST SpaceMobile and Lynk Global, also started building new low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite networks designed to reach conventional 5G cellphones outside terrestrial coverage.

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Micromobility Reduces Car Emissions More Than Previously Thought

CleanTechnica EVs

According to recent research from Georgia Tech’s School of Public Policy, a scooter ban may ease sidewalk congestion and keep potential riders and pedestrians safer, but it has a price. In a study looking at the effects of Atlanta’s 2019 ban on e-scooters and e-bikes in the city, travel times rose by around 10% on […].

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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. Musk directly addressed Tesla’s current stock market “craziness” in his email to staff, reported Reuters. . “Btw, don’t be too bothered by stock market craziness.

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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. Unveiled at the company's recent Nio Day 2022 presentation in Heifei, China, the EC7 has a drag coefficient of 0.23, which Nio claims.

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Australia Goes All-in on Green Hydrogen

Cars That Think

For several months now, 20 teams of Australian high-school students have been designing fuel-cell cars to compete in the country’s inaugural Hydrogen Grand Prix. They’ve been studying up on renewable energy, hydrogen power, and electric vehicles, preparing for the big day in April when their remote-controlled vehicles will rumble for 4 hours in Gladstone, a port city in Queensland.

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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. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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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. . Tesla’s Fremont Factory is no longer the company’s largest plant by volume, with the title now being held by Gigafactory Shanghai.

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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. Recurrent's primary business is producing battery health reports for used EVs, but the company analyzes data used to produce those.

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Vehicle-To-Grid (V2G) Charging Approved For South Australia

CleanTechnica EVs

A lot of EV models these days come with vehicle-to-load (V2L) capability as standard, which is pretty cool. For example, in Australia, the Hyundai IONIQ 5, the KIA EV6, the BYD Atto 3, and the MG ZS EV all come with V2L capability. V2L tech is proving that it is no longer just a nice-to-have […].

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NIO unveils 500-kW ultra-fast charger that can charge EVs from 10% to 80% in 12 minutes

CN EV Post

NIO unveiled a new charging pile with up to 500 kW of power that will make charging electric vehicles faster, especially for other brands. The post NIO unveils 500-kW ultra-fast charger that can charge EVs from 10% to 80% in 12 minutes appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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Elon Musk rallies Tesla’s troops as 2022 approaches its end

Teslarati

With 2022 coming to a close, Tesla is pushing hard to ensure that it can deliver as many vehicles as possible before the end of December. Amidst the end-of-year rush, Tesla CEO Elon Musk opted to thank his employees for the hard work that they have done over the course of the year. . As per recent comments from Tesla bull and The Future Fund Managing Partner Gary Black , recent estimates from the Street expect the electric vehicle maker to post about 420,000 vehicle deliveries and print $4 billi

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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. The Lucid Air remains the technology leader among EVs, with astonishing range, power, and.

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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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The RV Industry Started To Move In A Good Direction For EVs in 2022

CleanTechnica EVs

There’s no denying that “glamping” in an RV is a lot of fun. While camping in a tent can be a lot of fun, too, the temperature swings, the lack of a bathroom, and not having a mattress like you have at home can all make the experience a lot less exciting for many people. […].