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Study: Heated surfaces could help boost range in some EVs

Green Car Reports

In cold weather, energy needed to heat vehicle interiors can negatively impact EV range. Ford claims its engineers have found a solution—for delivery vehicles, at least. As part of a research project with the European Commission, Ford engineers fitted an E-Transit deliver van with heated armrests, floor mats, door panels, and sun visors, as.

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NIO delivers 12,157 vehicles in Feb, up 43% from Jan

CN EV Post

That delivery volume included 5,037 SUVs, and 7,120 sedans. The post NIO delivers 12,157 vehicles in Feb, up 43% from Jan appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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Tesla gets approved to import its vehicles to Malaysia

Teslarati

Tesla’s application to import battery electric vehicles (BEV) into Malaysia has been approved by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI). With its entrance into Malaysia, Tesla would be establishing a head office, experience centers, and service centers across the country. The Supercharger Network will also be built out in Malaysia.

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ORNL Spallation Neutron Source achieves 1.55MW record power to enable more discoveries

Green Car Congress

The Spallation Neutron Source ( earlier post ) at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory set a world record when its linear accelerator reached an operating power of 1.55 megawatts, which improves on the facility’s original design capability. The accelerator’s higher power provides more neutrons for researchers who use the facility to study and improve a wide range of materials for more efficient solar panels, longer lasting batteries and stronger, lighter materials for transpo

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

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Tesla lineup to get bidirectional charging capability by 2025

Green Car Reports

Tesla is widely perceived as being on the leading edge of electric vehicle efficiency, and it’s long claimed to also be an energy company, not just a car company. Capability that might turn its EVs into rolling backup-power banks might seem like the logical next step. Until now, Tesla has shied away from the possibility of deploying.

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Norway’s Plugins Continue To Grow, Tesla Model Y Bestseller

CleanTechnica EVs

February saw Norway’s plugin electric vehicle share continue to grow to 90.1%, from 86.1% year on year. All the growth came from full electrics, whilst plugin hybrids lost share. Overall auto volume was 7,439 units, down some 9% YoY. The bestselling vehicle was the Tesla Model Y. February’s 90.1% overall plugin share comprised 83.

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TOYOTA GAZOO Racing revises GR010 HYBRID for 2023 season

Green Car Congress

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing has revealed a revised GR010 HYBRID Hypercar for the 2023 season, when it will defend its number one status against new competitors at the Le Mans 24 Hours and the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). The team’s run of success, which so far includes five consecutive Le Mans wins and four straight WEC title doubles, will be challenged by more Hypercar participants than before in a seven-race 2023 season, which includes the centenary edition of the Le Mans 24 Hours.

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Research: Tires and brakes emit more particulates than tailpipes

Green Car Reports

Current emissions regulations are focused on what comes out of vehicle tailpipes, but a new study claims more than half of road-vehicle particulate emissions—fine particles that can pollute surrounding air and water—comes from other sources. Conducted by Imperial College London, the study (via Green Car Congress) estimates that in 2021.

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Best Selling Electric Cars In The World — January 2023

CleanTechnica EVs

The Tesla Model Y is #1 again in the electric vehicle market. Registrations were up 10% year over year (YoY) in January, to over 662,000 units. China’s market was the main driver of growth. Share-wise, 2023 started with plugin vehicles getting 11% share of the global auto market (7.6% BEV).

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Tesla cofounder’s Redwood shows 95% efficiency in battery recycling pilot

Electrek

Redwood Materials’ EV battery recycling pilot program has been going on for a year in California, and today the company shared an update on how things are going. Redwood Materials was founded by JB Straubel, former Tesla CTO and one of Tesla’s five cofounders. more… The post Tesla cofounder’s Redwood shows 95% efficiency in battery recycling pilot 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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Nissan using Nikola and Kenworth electric Class 8 trucks for new vehicle deliveries from POLA

Green Car Congress

Nissan is now using two battery electric vehicle (BEV) heavy-duty, Class 8 trucks to deliver new vehicles from the Port of Los Angeles (POLA)to dealerships in the Los Angeles region. Nikola and Kenworth will each provide trucks that will pull traditional car haulers. The program is being conducted in collaboration with logistics partner Avant-Garde Auto Logistics LLC.

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USPS buys 9,250 Ford E-Transit vans, with custom EVs years away

Green Car Reports

The United States Postal Service (USPS) this week announced plans to buy 9,250 Ford E-Transit electric vans, which will get the ball rolling on electrification while the Postal Service waits for its custom-designed electric delivery vans. The first of the Ford vans are scheduled to arrive in December of this year, with deliveries continuing.

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Tesla’s first V4 Superchargers in Europe are being spotted

Teslarati

Tesla’s first V4 Superchargers are being spotted in Europe just days after the company announced that initial installations have begun. Last Summer, rumors of the first-ever V4 Superchargers started to swirl as illustrations and specifications of what would appear to be the newest iteration of Tesla’s charging piles surfaced. Rumors of increased size and even faster charging capabilities were the first things that were reported with the new system.

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First Toyota and BYD co-developed electric bZ3 rolls off the line in China for under $30K

Electrek

The first Toyota bZ3 electric vehicle powered by BYD technology came off the assembly line this week in China. The co-developed Toyota-FAW bZ3 EV starts at just over $27,000 (189,800 RMB), with deliveries expected to begin soon. more… The post First Toyota and BYD co-developed electric bZ3 rolls off the line in China for under $30K 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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McLaren Applied selects STMicroelectronics to supply SiC power modules for next-gen inverter

Green Car Congress

McLaren Applied has selected STMicroelectronics (ST) as a key supplier of silicon carbide (SiC) power modules for its next-generation IPG5 800V inverter. The next-generation IPG5 800V silicon carbide inverter can power electric motors to more than 400kW peak, 250kW continuous, at an unprecedented weight and volume. It has been designed for automotive applications, including direct drive, that are capable of operating high-speed motors efficiently and adhere to ISO 26262 ASIL-D standards.

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Nissan will use electric semis to deliver Ariya EV in California

Green Car Reports

Nissan Ariya electric SUVs are making part of their journey to dealerships on electric semi trucks. The automaker said in a press release said it will use up to four battery-electric Class 8 semis to haul vehicles from the Port of Los Angeles to dealerships. Tractors are being provided by Nikola and Kenworth. They haul traditional car carriers and.

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Tesla Supercharger membership program threatens EV charging competitors

Teslarati

Tesla has launched a new membership for charging your non-Tesla vehicle at a reduced rate at Tesla Supercharging locations. For the longest time, while EV drivers complained about the charging experiences provided by many charging providers, notably Electrify America, they have been prevented from accessing the market leader, the Tesla Supercharging network.

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Tesla Model Y is a ‘work of art,’ says Toyota after tearing it down

Electrek

A Toyota executive admitted that the Tesla Model Y is a “work of art” after this team conducted a teardown of the electric SUV. more… The post Tesla Model Y is a ‘work of art,’ says Toyota after tearing it down appeared first on Electrek.

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Universal Hydrogen successfully completes first flight of hydrogen fuel cell powered regional airliner

Green Car Congress

Universal Hydrogen has flown a 40-passenger regional airliner using hydrogen fuel cell propulsion. The airplane, nicknamed Lightning McClean, took off at 8:41am PST from Grant County International Airport (KMWH) and flew for 15 minutes, reaching an altitude of 3,500 MSL. The flight, conducted under an FAA Special Airworthiness Certificate, was the first in a two-year flight test campaign expected to culminate in 2025 with entry into passenger service of ATR 72 regional aircraft converted to run

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Rivian confirms 390-mile R1S Max Pack for fall deliveries

Green Car Reports

Rivian on Tuesday confirmed that it will be delivering Max Pack versions of its R1S electric SUV, in Dual Motor form, starting this fall. According to Rivian, the R1S Max Pack will accelerate to 60 mph in as little as 3.5 seconds and offer three rows of seating. With the announcement, part of a quarterly financial update for shareholders released.

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History in the making: Tesla may deliver biggest moment in car industry since Model T

The Driven EV News

A future where electric vehicles are far cheaper to buy, run and maintain will finally end the era of the internal combustion engine. The post History in the making: Tesla may deliver biggest moment in car industry since Model T appeared first on The Driven.

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Mississippi, 50th place in everything, passes bill to stop EV dealers

Electrek

The Mississippi Senate has passed a bill that will stop electric car companies from opening their own dealerships in the state, ensuring that the state famous for being last place in many rankings of all 50 states remains there. more… The post Mississippi, 50th place in everything, passes bill to stop EV dealers appeared first on Electrek.

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IIT, Argonne team designs Li2O-based Li-air battery with solid electrolyte; four-electron reaction for higher energy density

Green Car Congress

Researchers at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have developed a lithium-air battery with a solid electrolyte. The battery is rechargeable for 1000 cycles with a low polarization gap and can operate at high rates. A paper on their work is published in the journal Science. The team’s battery chemistry with the solid electrolyte can potentially boost the energy density by as much as four times above lithium-ion batteries, wh

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Rivian Max Pack, R2 details, STLA drive modules, greenest and meanest: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Rivian will deliver a three-row SUV with nearly 400 miles of range later this year. Drive modules for upcoming Ram, Dodge, and Jeep EVs may be made in Indiana. And the Mini Cooper SE tops an annual list of the greenest. What’s the meanest? This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Rivian has confirmed that a 390-mile Max Pack version of its.

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Nissan is now using all-electric, heavy-duty trucks for new vehicle deliveries

Electric Cars Report

Nissan is now using two battery electric vehicle heavy-duty, Class 8 trucks to deliver new vehicles from the Port of Los Angeles to dealerships in the Los Angeles region. Two major manufacturers of electric heavy-duty trucks, Nikola and Kenworth, will each provide trucks that will pull traditional car haulers. The program is being conducted in […] The post Nissan is now using all-electric, heavy-duty trucks for new vehicle deliveries appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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Tesla Giga Mexico site will be far larger than Giga Texas complex: official

Teslarati

Each of Tesla’s factories is immense, but they seem to be getting even larger with each iteration. This does seem to be the case with Gigafactory Mexico, as the facility will be sitting in a complex that’s far larger than the Giga Texas site. As per recent comments from a Mexico official on Thursday, Tesla’s planned factory in Nuevo Leon will be built on a site spanning almost 4,200 acres in an industrial zone.

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China’s first integrated methanol-to-hydrogen and hydrogen refueling service station now in operation

Green Car Congress

China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec) officially launched China’s first methanol-to-hydrogen and hydrogen refueling service station in Dalian, China. An upgrade from the previous fueling station offering oil, gas, hydrogen, electric charging services, the integrated complex can produce 1,000 kilograms of hydrogen a day, with a purity of 99.999%.

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Review: Mazda MX-30 EV masquerades as an exotic, misses what matters

Green Car Reports

The MX-30 EV is a confusing one. It embodies a unique package not shared with any gasoline model and its design details transcend its sub-$40,000 price tag. Yet it sends out some of the disappointing signals of the so-called compliance cars from a decade earlier. For the most part, these were electric conversions of small cars—the Fiat 500.

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EV battery recycler hits 95% recovery rate in world-first collection program

The Driven EV News

EV battery recycler founded by former Tesla chief technology officer reveals big success in first program aiming for "truly circular economy". The post EV battery recycler hits 95% recovery rate in world-first collection program appeared first on The Driven.

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Tesla patents virtualization and machine learning software to improve FSD

Teslarati

Tesla has applied for a set of patents that are set to significantly improve virtualization, recognition, and Full Self Driving overall. Tesla has worked tirelessly to improve full self-driving technology in the first two months of the year. Most recently, Tesla pushed its most significant improvement to employees, v11.3. Still, with new patented technology, the software is set to continue to improve dramatically this year.

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Snippets about Tesla’s next-generation powertrain

Green Car Congress

Tesla hosted its Investor Day on Wednesday at its Texas plant, and livestreamed the event. The 3+-hour presentation focused first on the macro transition to a sustainable economy, supported by some 240 TWh of energy storage. Such a transition is definitely achievable, said Elon Musk. Tesla will be publishing a white paper with its calculations and conclusions.

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Rivian R1T, Mini Cooper SE, Kia EV6 top EV ownership study

Green Car Reports

Industry newcomer Rivian is already wowing owners not just with its R1T electric truck but as part of a well-rounded assessment of the ownership experience. The Rivian R1T was ranked highest in satisfaction in results released Tuesday from an annual study focusing on EV ownership from survey giant J.D. Power. It’s followed, in order of.

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The US’s largest solar panel maker just got a huge domestic order

Electrek

US utility-scale solar developer Lightsource bp has placed an order with First Solar, the largest solar panel maker in the US, for 4 gigawatts (GW) of advanced thin film solar modules. more… The post The US’s largest solar panel maker just got a huge domestic order appeared first on Electrek.

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Elon Musk gives nod to new Tesla Cybertruck material patent

Teslarati

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has remarked on Twitter, confirming the company’s new Cybertruck material patent. Unlike most cars produced today, the Tesla Cybertruck has captured consumers’ attention for its design and material choice. Most vehicles use a combination of aluminum and plastics to create many of the body panels on the vehicle. In contrast, the Cybertruck is made out of a stainless steel alloy that has now been revealed to be patented by Tesla.

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