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Moscow deploys its 1,000th electric bus; targeting 2,200 by end of 2023

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Moscow has deployed its 1000 th electric bus. This electric bus has become the 400 th vehicle purchased with the funds from the green bonds.

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EVs are the least reliable vehicle type: Consumer Reports points to some problem areas

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In a reliability survey published last November, Consumer Reports named electric SUVs the least-reliable vehicle type. Now CR has followed that up with a report shedding light on specific problem areas.

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Tesla launches Dogecoin payments for Cyberquad for kids, Giga Texas Belt Buckle & Cyberwhistle

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Tesla officially rolled out Dogecoin payments for a few items in its online shop. Most of the items accepting Dogecoins in the Tesla shop are in the Lifestyle section.

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Tesla expands Gigafactory Nevada solar array toward goal to become world’s biggest

Electrek

New satellite images show that Tesla significantly expanded its rooftop solar array at Gigafactory Nevada as it aims for it to become the world’s biggest. more… The post Tesla expands Gigafactory Nevada solar array toward goal to become world’s biggest appeared first on Electrek.

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GILLIG and RR.AI to partner on next generation automated vehicle technology for transit buses

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GILLIG and RR.AI, a developer of autonomous mobility solutions, have entered into a development agreement for next-generation advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and SAE Level 4 autonomous vehicle (AV) technology for GILLIG transit buses in North America. This partnership will combine RR.AI’s

Study: Two-thirds of Americans don't want an EV yet, and half won't pay extra for electrified

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Most Americans still aren't ready to buy an EV, according to the Deloitte 2022 Global Automotive Study, which examines consumer perceptions of electrification and other technology movements in the auto industry.

University of Michigan uses recycled Kevlar fiber to solve lithium-sulfur battery life cycle issues

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The University of Michigan Chemical Sciences and Engineering team, led by Professor Nicholas Kotov, has developed a “new biologically inspired battery membrane” with recycled Kevlar fibers that could quintuple electric vehicle ranges and have a lifespan of 1,000 cycles.

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Researchers find annealing significantly reduces interface resistance in all-solid-state-batteries

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All-solid-state lithium batteries could address a number of the shortcomings of conventional lithium-ion batteries in advanced applications such as in electric vehicles, which demand high energy densities, fast charging, and long cycle lives.

Research could help extend EV battery life by 30%, slow degradation

Green Car Reports

Researchers at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University claim to have found a method to "revitalize" lithium-ion batteries, potentially extending their useful lifespan by nearly 30%. The research points to a novel way to slow battery degradation.

Tesla Model Y tops China’s premium SUV segment in 2021 with nearly 170k units sold

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The Tesla Model Y topped China’s premium SUV segment in 2021 with approximately 169,853 units sold from January to December last year, reported the China Passenger Car Association ( CPCA ). Tesla sold 40,500 Model Y units in December 2021, earning second place in general SUV retail sales.

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Rivian will sponsor dozens of free public chargers in National Parks for nonprofit Adopt A Charger

Electrek

EV charging nonprofit Adopt A Charger has announced a collaboration with American automaker Rivian to provide free Waypoint chargers to the public in Yosemite National Park and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA).

Blue Biofuels achieves full conversion (99%+) of cellulosic material to sugars on repeatable basis

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Blue Biofuels, Inc. reports that it has achieved full conversion ( 99% + ) of king grass cellulosic material to water soluble sugars on a repeatable basis. This conversion occurs with a reaction time of less than one minute.

Multi-unit dwellings could avoid EV-charging sticker shock with peak-demand systems

Green Car Reports

North Carolina-based Atom Power is launching a new EV charging station that could make managing electricity costs easier at apartments and condos.

Tesla Cybertruck production to start Q1 2023: Report

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Tesla Cybertruck production will start on the first quarter of 2023, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. .

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Government data shows gasoline vehicles are up to 100x more prone to fires than EVs

Electrek

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. Unless it pertains to EV fires, as that’s more smoke and mirrors.

Moscow begins testing first Russian-made articulated electric bus

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Testing of the the first Russian-made articulated electric bus has begun in Moscow. After the test drive, the city plans to purchase such vehicles to service routes with high passenger traffic.

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Used Tesla prices, VW EV sales gains, Leaf and Ariya: Today’s Car News

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Prices on used Tesla vehicles have soared over the past year. VW is still trailing Tesla on EV deliveries. And the Nissan Leaf and Ariya will coexist in the lineup—but for how long if the EV tax credit isn’t re-upped? This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

SpaceX stress-tests Starship-catching arms with giant water balloons

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SpaceX has begun testing Starbase’s rocket-catching arms with ballast to simulate the weight of Starship and Super Heavy. SpaceX started the process of proof testing those arms about a week ago, beginning with some basic calibration work.

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Tesla is releasing a product roadmap update on Jan 26 with Cybertruck and more

Electrek

Tesla announced that it will release its 2021 Q4 earnings report on January 26, and Elon Musk confirmed that he will come back to the call and give a Tesla product roadmap update.

U Mich team develops 1,000-cycle lithium-sulfur battery

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A University of Michigan team has shown that a network of aramid nanofibers, recycled from Kevlar, can enable lithium-sulfur batteries to overcome their Achilles heel of cycle life, delivering an estimated 1,000 real-world cycles. A paper on their work is published in Nature Communications.

California no longer shuns GM, as automaker complies with its emissions rules

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General Motors has agreed to recognize California's authority to set its own vehicle emissions standards. This will make GM vehicles eligible for California government fleet purchases, according to the automaker.

Tesla Model Y structural battery pack referenced in updated Owner’s Manual

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Following an update, the Tesla Model Y Owner’s Manual now features a direct reference to the vehicle’s structural battery pack.

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Taiwan soon to have more Gogoro electric scooter battery swap stations than gas stations

Electrek

Electric scooter manufacturer Gogoro is famous for its battery-swapping network of GoStations that extensively covers its native Taiwan. The system has become so popular that it will soon eclipse the number of gas stations on the island nation.

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Gemilang International to deliver 140 electric school buses to California

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Gemilang International Limited (GML) will deliver 140 units of fully-electric school buses to California in 2022. Based in Johor, Malaysia, GML has designed and manufactured coaches and assembled buses for more than 30 years.

Nissan Ariya and Leaf will coexist—two EVs well under $40,000, thanks to EV tax credit

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With its Leaf, Nissan was the first mainstream, full-line automaker to offer a widely available, mass-produced electric vehicle in the U.S. That was eleven years ago.

Tesla is getting a new batch of Giga Press deliveries in Gigafactory Texas

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Recent drone flyovers at the Gigafactory Texas site have revealed that Tesla is currently receiving what appears to be a new batch of Giga Press parts.

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City cancels order of 50 hydrogen buses after realizing electric buses make so much more sense

Electrek

The City of Montpellier confirmed that it canceled an order for 50 hydrogen fuel cell buses after realizing that it would be cheaper and more efficient to order battery-electric buses instead.

CALSTART: Inventory of US electric school buses hit 1,738 in Sep 2021

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CALSTART has released a new report, Zeroing in on ESBs , an inventory of electric school buses (ESBs). As of September 2021, there were 1,738 ESBs funded, ordered, delivered, and deployed across the US. In total, there are some 480,000 school buses in the US—more than 95% powered by diesel.

Toyota plans solid-state battery debut in a hybrid by 2025—future Prius?

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Toyota's planned solid-state batteries will debut not in an EV, but in an upcoming hybrid, an executive said in a recent interview with Autoline.

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Tesla Gigafactory Texas will sit on ‘Tesla Road’ following unanimous vote on name change

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Tesla Gigafactory Texas will not move geographical locations, but it will be on a new road. On Tuesday evening, the Travis County Commissioners Court unanimously voted to pass Item 21 on the agenda, which would change “Harold Green Road” to “Tesla Road.”

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World’s second largest mining corporation orders four Wabtec battery-electric locomotives

Electrek

Rail freight manufacturer Wabtec Corporation has announced its latest customer is Rio Tinto, one of the largest metal and mining companies on the planet.

Volvo Trucks to begin production of enhanced VNR electric truck with up to 85% more range

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Volvo Trucks North America continues to lead in the deployment of sustainable Class 8 zero-tailpipe emission vehicles for the North American trucking industry with ongoing deliveries of its Volvo VNR Electric model to fleets across the country.

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Electric vans from Stellantis, GM, Ford: Cleaner, quieter last-mile delivery takes connectedness

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Last-mile delivery vans are, increasingly, how we shop, how we get home services, and even how we get food delivered. And as the fleet of last-mile vans expands to meet this need, it’s largely going electric.

Tesla posts record numbers in China by selling 70,602 vehicles locally in Dec 2021

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In what could be described as a show of strength in the local auto market, Tesla China’s wholesale numbers for December totaled 70,847 vehicles, up 197.6% year-over-year and up 34% from November 2021.

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Tesla signs deal to source nickel for battery production from upcoming new mine in the US

Electrek

Tesla has signed a new deal to source nickel for battery cell production from an upcoming new mine in the United States. It’s a landmark deal to start sourcing the critical battery material in the US and help boost upcoming new mining projects.

Lexus to debut the NX PHEV OFFROAD Concept and hydrogen-engined ROV Concept at Tokyo Auto Salon

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Lexus will debut the NX PHEV OFFROAD Concept and hydrogen-engined ROV (Recreational Off highway Vehicle) Concept at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2022 held at Makuhari Messe (Chiba City) this weekend.

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In the shift to electric, the three-box sedan is obsolete: Here’s why

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Not everyone who wants an electric vehicle wants an SUV. There’s still life for longer and lower electric cars—especially as highway models that are optimized toward maximizing driving range.

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