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EIA expects significant increases in US wholesale electricity prices this summer

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The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts that prices in US wholesale electricity markets this summer will significantly increase over last summer’s prices.

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Nearly a third of 2022 US EV buyers are getting a Tesla Model Y

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A single model, now being made at two American factories, accounted for nearly one out of every three new U.S. electric vehicles registered in the first quarter of 2022. And that is the Tesla Model Y.

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Tesla (TSLA) lays off more employees, and hourly ones this time despite Elon Musk’s comments

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Tesla has started another wave of layoffs, and this time it also includes hourly workers instead of just salaried employees like CEO Elon Musk claimed. more…. The post Tesla (TSLA) lays off more employees, and hourly ones this time despite Elon Musk’s comments appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla gets proposal from Indonesia for EV plant with an annual production capacity of 500k

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Indonesia continues to woo Tesla with a proposal for an EV factory with an annual production capacity of 500,000 cars.

Cadillac CELESTIQ to be built at GM’s Global Technical Center

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General Motors will invest more than $81 million into the company’s Global Technical Center in Warren, Michigan, to prepare the campus to build the Cadillac CELESTIQ ( earlier post ).

Stellantis is testing a Fiat 500 EV that charges wirelessly as it travels

Green Car Reports

Stellantis, the parent company of Dodge, Jeep, Chrysler, and Fiat, among many other brands, has revealed a Fiat 500 electric car that can travel at “typical highway speeds” without using energy from its battery pack—potentially greatly extending range.

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Tesla tops the list of most satisfied customers in the entire auto industry

Electrek

Tesla has topped the list of most satisfied customers in the entire auto industry, with Model 3 taking the top spot for for all cars globally. more…. The post Tesla tops the list of most satisfied customers in the entire auto industry appeared first on Electrek.

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Scania introduces new generation of electric trucks for regional long-haul

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Scania is introducing complete BEV-based solutions for regional long-haul. The new generation, available with R or S sleeper cabs, is part of a complete solution.

Ahead of cheaper 2023 Chevy Bolt EV, GM incentive gives 2022 models nearly the same discount

Green Car Reports

The 2023 Chevrolet Bolt EV gets a major price cut, but there's no need to wait for it, as General Motors is heavily discounting 2022 models, according to CarsDirect. Beginning June 8, all 2022 Bolt EVs became eligible for a $5,900 rebate, according to the website.

Tesla is operating a virtual power plant demonstration in Texas

Electrek

Tesla is operating a virtual power plant demonstration in Texas to show the grid authorities the potential of such a product. But until some rule changes, the company needs the collaboration of local Powerwall owners without compensation. more….

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Tesla to accelerate Model Y Right Hand Drive production due to underestimated demand

Teslarati

Tesla took a while before it started Model Y deliveries in Australia, but once the vehicle was made available for orders, it didn’t take long before the demand for the all-electric crossover overwhelmed the EV maker.

DOE closes on $504M loan guarantee for world’s largest clean hydrogen and energy storage project

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) closed on a $504.4-million loan guarantee to the Advanced Clean Energy Storage project in Delta, Utah (ACES Delta)—marking the first loan guarantee for a new clean energy technology project from DOE’s Loan Programs Office (LPO) since 2014.

Dynamic debut set for very quick EV6 GT: Kia’s most powerful car

Green Car Reports

Kia has revealed that the UK’s Goodwood Festival of Speed will be the first place its EV6 GT will be seen in motion.

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Elon Musk says Tesla had a ‘very tough quarter’ and needs to rally in leaked email

Electrek

Elon Musk says that Tesla had a “very tough quarter” and asks employees to needs to “rally hard to recover” in leaked emails. more…. The post Elon Musk says Tesla had a ‘very tough quarter’ and needs to rally in leaked email appeared first on Electrek.

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Repowering Gladstone

EV Obssesion

Gladstone Ecofest, with the motto Repowering Gladstone, has a history of promoting environmental issues, but also difficulty attracting electric vehicles to the event. Locals seem reluctant to display their Teslas (yes, there are some in this huge coal export hub).

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SK Innovation invests $30M in ammonia fuel-cell startup Amogy

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Korea-based SK innovation has invested $30 million in ammonia-based fuel cell startup Amogy ( earlier post ); the two also signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on technical cooperation, and agreed to cooperate to develop ammonia-based fuel cell system technology and expand the market.

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Toyota Compact Cruiser EV shows electric off-roaders don't have to be so huge

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Electric off-roaders unveiled for the United States market so far have been huge, but the Toyota Compact Cruiser EV concept shows that doesn't have to be the case.

Tesla now produces more cars at Fremont factory than when operated by GM/Toyota

Electrek

Tesla is now producing more cars at its Fremont factory than when it was the NUMMI factory operated in partnership by GM and Toyota. And it’s only the beginning. CEO Elon Musk says it could grow production by about 50%. more….

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Early Tesla Model S road warrior successfully passes 1 million mile mark

Teslarati

It was just another milestone for a legendary Tesla Model S road warrior, but it was a giant leap forward for electric vehicles as a whole.

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Canada Post commits to fully electric fleet by 2040, half by 2030; RFQ for EV pilot

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Canada Post has earmarked $1 billion to cut emissions and transform its fleet. With nearly 14,000 vehicles and Canada’s largest retail network of close to 6,000 post offices, Canada Post acknowledges its footprint is significant.

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2023 GMC Hummer EV gets $6,250 price hike—starting June 18

Green Car Reports

Citing rising supply chain, technology, and logistics costs, GM announced that it’s raising the official price of the GMC Hummer EV as it enters its second model year, although existing 3X reservation-holders will get a break.

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Tesla Autopilot tops the list of most crashes on driver-assist features in new NHTSA report

Electrek

Tesla has topped the list of most crashes on advanced driver-assist (ADAS) features – Autopilot in Tesla’s case – in NHTSA’s first report on “Safety Performance of Advanced Vehicle Technologies.”. more….

Tesla Giga Berlin is producing nearly 1,000 vehicles per week: Elon Musk 

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Elon Musk recent sent an email to Tesla employees, congratulating them for their hard work this year. His email contained some updates on each Tesla Gigafactory, including Giga Berlin. .

Vitesco presents externally excited synchronous electric motor for future EV drive systems

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At the EVS Symposium in Oslo, Vitesco Technologies is presenting an externally excited synchronous electric machine (EESM) which does not require the use of rare earth metals and which is specifically designed for high ranges, faster driving on highways, and thus for future long-distance electric vehicles.

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Tesla prices rise by thousands, again: Model Y now starts at $67,190

Green Car Reports

Tesla has again raised prices of its vehicles in its U.S. home market—this time amounting to price hikes of $2,000 to $6,000, but sparing some models.

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Drive a truck? Just 5 tanks of gas could buy you an electric bike. Or 7 tanks for everyone else.

Electrek

With average national gas prices passing $5/gal in the US, there’s no time like the present to find a cost effective alternative to driving. And if that money-saving alternative happens to be fun, efficient, healthy and better for the air your kids breathe, then all the better.

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Lightyear 0 aims to nearly eliminate EV charging trips

Teslarati

Dutch electric vehicle manufacturer Lightyear unveiled their initial EV, the Lightyear 0, on June 9, and claims it can nearly eliminate trips to charging stations due to a solar array it installed on the car.

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Chevron, Cummins team on renewable natural gas engine demonstration with Walmart

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Chevron USA, a subsidiary of Chevron Corporation, announced definitive agreements to supply fuel linked to renewable natural gas for a Walmart Inc. demonstration of Cummins’s new 15-liter natural gas engine for heavy-duty trucks ( earlier post ).

BMW iX prototype to go 600 miles with mixed-chemistry battery pack

Green Car Reports

Michigan-based startup Our Next Energy (ONE) plans to demonstrate mixed-chemistry battery tech that it claims will enable 600 miles of range. The startup on Tuesday announced an agreement with BMW to use the automaker's iX electric SUV as a demonstrator of its new battery tech, called Gemini.

Tesla (TSLA) has lost over $500 million from its Bitcoin investment amid crypto winter

Electrek

Tesla (TSLA) has lost over $500 million in value from its Bitcoin investment amid what people are now calling a “crypto winter.”. more…. The post Tesla (TSLA) has lost over $500 million from its Bitcoin investment amid crypto winter appeared first on Electrek.

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Ferrari Says Majority of Sales Will Be EVs, Hybrids by 2030

The Truth About Cars

Last week, news broke that Ferrari was plotting a third assembly line in Maranello dedicated entirely to EV production. But this turned out to be little more than a preamble for the obligatory announcement that the company would eventually transition toward building electric vehicles.

Chevrolet will reveal Blazer EV on 18 July

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Chevrolet announced that it will reveal the 2024 Blazer EV on 18 July. The new EV—the first Chevy EV to feature a performance SS model—will be available in the Spring of 2023. Exterior image of the Radiant Red Metallic Chevrolet Blazer EV SS. Electric (Battery

Toyota Compact Cruiser EV, Kia EV6 GT, Nio ES7, Tesla price hike: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Tesla prices are up again by thousands. The Kia EV6 is due for an in-motion debut soon. Nio has a new electric SUV. And Toyota's electric SUV concept is already getting some recognition. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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Tesla (TSLA) significantly increases its electric car prices across its lineup

Electrek

Tesla (TSLA) has significantly increased the prices of its electric cars across its entire lineup with some models going up by as much as $6,000. more…. The post Tesla (TSLA) significantly increases its electric car prices across its lineup appeared first on Electrek.

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SpaceX to kick off launch triple-header with record-breaking Falcon reuse

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SpaceX appears to be on track to launch a trio of Falcon 9 rockets in as few as 36 hours, beginning with a Starlink mission on June 17th.

Schaeffler introducing 4in1 electric axles for EVs

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Schaeffler is introducing 4in1 electric axle drives. Until now, up to three drive components were assembled in one compact unit.

Chevy Bolt EV discounts, 600-mile BMW iX, Cadillac Celestiq made in Michigan: Today’s Car News

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General Motors is making sure the 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV is priced at least as low as incoming 2023 versions. A startup claims it can boost the BMW iX to 600 miles of range. And Cadillac plans to make its Celestiq electric flagship in Michigan—by hand. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.