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Canada-based ElectraMeccanica to build SOLO EVs in Arizona

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ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp. , a Canada-based designer and manufacturer of electric vehicles, has selected Mesa, AZ, for its US assembly facility and engineering technical center. Phoenix ranks as the fifth-largest city in the US according to 2020 census data, with nearly 1.8 million residents.

Lucid Air electric sedan gets final scrutiny before customer production starts

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Customer deliveries of the Lucid Air electric sedan are scheduled to start in the second half of this year, and it looks like the company is making progress toward that goal.

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Sell Your Electricity to Electric Car Drivers with EVmatch!

Charged Future

One day I was speaking with a friend about my electric vehicle (EV), a 2017 Chevy Volt. I was explaining how every night I park in my driveway, plug the car in, and wake up to a 100% charge. As with many non-EV owners, charging slowly changes from complexity to simplicity.

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First Volkswagen ID.4 in CT

EV Club of CT

Club Member Marshall Breines Takes Delivery of First CT VW ID.4 With much of the club’s recent efforts to support the passage of SB 127, allowing for direct sales of EVs in CT, we don’t. Read more. Blog Electric Vehicles ID.4 Marshall Breines Volkswagen VW

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BYD K8M 35' electric bus sets high scoring record in FTA bus reliability test

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BYD announced that its all-new K8M, an innovative 35-foot zero-emission public transit bus, set a high scoring record in the Federal Transit Administration Model Bus Testing Program in Altoona, Pa.

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Rivian electric trucks head out for Amazon deliveries in San Francisco

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Amazon has begun testing the first of a planned 100,000 Rivian electric vans on delivery routes in San Francisco. The city is one of 16 where Amazon plans to deploy electric delivery vehicles in 2021, according to a company press release.

The Week of Driving Autonomously in an Xpeng

The Truth About Cars

XPeng, a Chinese maker of EVs, sent a fleet of XPeng P7s on a 2,284-mile, weeklong autonomous driving jaunt across six provinces, the longest by any mass-produced vehicles in the country.

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Solaris starts deliveries of Urbino hydrogen buses to Cologne

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In March 2020, in a tender launched by German operator Regionalverkehr Köln GmbH (RVK), Solaris Bus & Coach was selected to supply 15 Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen buses.

BMW i4: First photos, specs for 300-mile electric sport sedan due in 2022

Green Car Reports

BMW on Wednesday gave the public a first un-camouflaged look at its i4 electric car during an annual conference. The i4 starts production later this year, but likely won't reach the United States until next year, as a 2022 model.

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EV Freedom Bill Press Conference

EV Club of CT

Press Conference on March 22 for SB 127 The office of CT Senator Will Haskell is organizing a press conference for Monday, March 22. It will be held outdoors at the Westport Train Station (New. Read more. Advocacy Blog Electric Vehicles Policy EV Club CT EV Freedome Bill SB 127 Senator Will Haskell

Innovate UK’s NetX project announces results from new charging survey

Drive Electric

Summary. The project centres around a three-socket charger that can augment an existing single charge point. The NetX project is supported by Innovate UK and funded by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles.

€6.5M eHaul project developing automated battery swapping for electric heavy-duty trucks

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A consortium led by researchers at TU Berlin has launched a €6.5-million project to develop an automated battery exchange station for electric heavy goods vehicles.

Lordstown reveals SEC inquiry, insists it will be mass-producing electric trucks in September

Green Car Reports

Ohio-based Lordstown Motors started its first-ever call with investors, as a publicly traded company, with a strange twist: It is being probed by the U.S.

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New EVs for 2021: A Few of Our Team’s Favorites

Sema Connect

There are many reasons to be excited about the new 2021-2022 electric cars. Here are just a few new BEVs that our team is watching. The post New EVs for 2021: A Few of Our Team’s Favorites appeared first on Smart Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations.

Volkswagen EV ecosystem to rival Tesla by 2030

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Volkswagen presents roadmap for an integrated EV ecosystem at its Power Day

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Na-ion battery developer Faradion collaborating with battery manufacturer AMTE Power

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UK-based battery manufacturer AMTE Power and Faradion Ltd. , a leader in non-aqueous sodium-ion battery technolog ( earlier post ), announced a collaboration which combines Faradion’s IP with AMTE Power’s design and manufacturing capabilities.

Retro-styled Alpha Wolf electric pickup is a compact truck to LUV

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Alpha Motors stands out among the many current EV startups by bringing a retro-cute styling sensibility to its vehicles. The startup's latest EV is a pickup truck called the Wolf, joining the Ace coupe and Jax crossover coupe.

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2021 Hyundai EVs Get Fast Charging Free

The Truth About Cars

Hyundai’s 2021 Kona Electric and Ioniq Electric now include 250 kWh of complimentary fast charging through Electrify America, with more than 2,400 ultra-fast chargers across the U.S.

Why It’s Time for Multifamily Property Owners to Rethink EV Charging

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Construction of the world’s largest project plant for storing green hydrogen in LOHC begins in Germany

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The world’s largest plant for storing green hydrogen in liquid organic hydrogen carriers (LOHC) on an industrial scale is being built at CHEMPARK Dormagen. The state of North Rhine-Westphalia is supporting the project with funding of €9 million from the progres.nrw program.

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2022 BMW iX: 300-mile electric SUV will rival Model X and E-Tron, start around $85,000

Green Car Reports

The big, fully electric SUV from BMW is one step closer with an announcement Tuesday confirming its U.S. arrival. Pricing for the 2022 BMW iX, which will rival the Tesla Model X, Audi E-Tron, and the upcoming Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV, hasn’t yet been detailed.

BMW iDriving Machines Tout Connectivity

The Truth About Cars

BMW has announced that the upcoming iX and i4 electric vehicles will be equipped with iDrive 8, their latest interactive buddy to keep you busy while you motor about.

Opinion: How Will DUI Laws Adapt to Self-Driving Cars?

Clean Fleet Report

Autonomy and Personal Responsibility. Individuals driving under the influence are one of the most common causes of automotive accidents and fatalities in the world, second only to distracted driving.

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New Flyer unveils lighter, more efficient, longer range Xcelsior CHARGE NG electric bus

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New Flyer of America Inc. unveiled its next-generation battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE NG heavy-duty transit bus. Having surpassed 4.5

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Volkswagen chases Tesla into the battery business to enable its EV shift

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Monday marked a coming-of-age moment for electric vehicles and the “legacy” auto industry. Volkswagen, which each earlier announced plans to make 28 million EVs and 70 distinct fully electric models by 2028, changed course to become a battery maker.

BMW shows off i4 in its final form

Discover EV

BMW reveals the new i4 EV at its Annual Conference

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5 great electric cars still eligible for the Plug-in Car Grant

Drive EV

Yesterday the UK Government announced immediate changes to the Plug-In car Grant, reducing the value to £2,500 and the number of models eligible. These changes have received much industry criticism, with suggestions the move will stifle the growth of EV sales as drivers are put off making the switch.

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Proterra battery technology to power Lightning eMotors Electric Transit commercial van

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Proterra , a leading innovator in commercial vehicle electrification technology, and Lightning eMotors announced a new collaboration to power the Generation 4 Lightning Electric Transit commercial van using Proterra’s battery technology.

Report: Tesla lobbied for higher taxes on gas and diesel vehicles in the UK

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Tesla lobbied the United Kingdom government to raise taxes on gasoline and diesel cars in order to fund higher subsidies for electric cars, The Guardian reported Tuesday.

Road Test: 2021 Buick Envision Avenir FWD

Clean Fleet Report

All-New Sleek Design with Premium Touches. Buick isn’t messing around with the Envision. First introduced as a 2016 model, this Chinese-built compact crossover had a facelift in 2019 (when we last tested it ), and two short years later, is all-new for 2021.

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Texas, Hedg’Em

Energy Institute at HAAS

The Texas crisis need not be the death of dynamic pricing. The Texas energy disaster last month will yield many important lessons for assuring resource adequacy in a time of increasingly … Continue Reading Texas, Hedg’Em.

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Nissan using second-life LEAF batteries in factory AGVs

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Nissan has begun using second-life battery modules from first-generation LEAF electric vehicles as the power supply for automated guided vehicles (AGVs) in its plants. At Nissan’s Oppama plant, south of Tokyo, there are more than 700 AGVs. Globally, Nissan has more than 4,000 AGVs at work.

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VW targets 50% cut in battery costs by 2030, transition to solid-state tech

Green Car Reports

Monday a series of Volkswagen executives presented a comprehensive look at what the company is calling an end-to-end, closed-loop approach to become one of the top global producers of electric vehicles.

Feature: Should You Drive a Car or a Motorcycle?

Clean Fleet Report

Environmental Impact Is a Big Part of the Debate. This article may contain affiliate links. It’s a very old debate, but one that people keep revisiting, if only for the fact that everyone has a slightly different understanding and appreciation of the question.

The Tailwinds Behind Massive Growth of EV Charging

EV Connect

The electric vehicle industry is officially supercharged. Even as passenger car sales have stalled out , EV sales surged by 40% in 2019 and stayed consistent in 2020 despite the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent economic turndown.

Hyundai offers 250 kWh of free fast charging to Kona and IONIQ with Electrify America

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Hyundai Motor America will provide 250 kilowatt-hours of complimentary charging on Electrify America’s ultra-fast charging network for owners of 2021 Kona Electric and Ioniq Electric models.

Polestar and Volvo EV recall shows the strength of over-the-air updates

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Over-the-air updates can make electric cars go faster and farther, or add features like Camp mode and Caraoke.