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NTSB Chair questions safety impact of heavy EVs

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During a keynote speech to the Transportation Research Board annual meeting Wednesday, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chair Jennifer Homendy questioned the safety impact of electric vehicles.

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Chinese startup might soon make EVs with cell-to-chassis tech

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A Chinese startup plans to ditch battery packs entirely and integrate cells directly with an EV's chassis.

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Tesla becomes top luxury auto brand in the US

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Tesla has become the top luxury brand in the US automotive market – the first time an American automaker claims the title. more…. The post Tesla becomes top luxury auto brand in the US appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla’s flagship Model S and Model X just became a lot more competitive

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Even with their previous prices, the Tesla Model S and Model X are already formidable in their respective segments. But with their recently adjusted costs, Tesla’s two flagship electric vehicles just became a lot more competitive. .

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IIASA-led study proposes Underground Gravity Energy Storage as long-term energy storage solution for renewables

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Renewable energy sources are central to the energy transition toward a more sustainable future. However, because sunshine and wind are inherently variable and inconsistent, finding ways to store energy in an accessible and efficient way is crucial.

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Waitlist opens for $40,000 Lightyear 2 solar car due in 2025

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Lightyear has opened a waitlist for its second solar-assisted EV model, which aims for a lower price point and something much closer to mass-market appeal.

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This 240t electric mining haul truck can charge in 30 minutes

Electrek

A 240-tonne mining haul truck is about to be fitted with a 1.4 megawatt-hour (MWh) prototype battery system that global green energy company Fortescue has developed with equipment maker Liebherr. more…. The post This 240t electric mining haul truck can charge in 30 minutes appeared first on Electrek.

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DOE estimates EV battery pack costs in 2022 nearly 90% lower than in 2008

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The Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Vehicle Technologies Office estimates the cost of an electric vehicle lithium-ion battery pack declined 89% between 2008 and 2022 (using 2022 constant dollars).

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Mercedes plans own EV fast-charging network, starting with America

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Mercedes-Benz aims to have its own EV fast-charging network in place by the end of the decade, focusing on North America initially and expanding to other major markets like Europe and China. Construction will start this year in the U.S.

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Chinese solar firm to open a US factory – a manufacturing win for Biden

Electrek

China’s JA Solar , the world’s fourth-largest solar panel maker by capacity, is going to open its first factory in the US – a major win for the Biden administration, which has created a domestic clean energy manufacturing growth boom with laws passed late last year. more….

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Elon Musk prioritizes Tesla over Twitter, internal note reveals

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Elon Musk is prioritizing Tesla over Twitter. An internal note seen by The New York Times revealed the Tesla and Twitter CEO emailed Twitter employees informing them that he would be available for meetings after finishing “most of my Tesla work.”

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Moscow has 1,050 electric buses serving 79 bus routes

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The number of electric bus routes in Moscow continues to increase. Now 1050 electric buses serve 79 bus routes in Moscow. Every day they transport more than 430,000 passengers. Recently the Russian manufacturer KAMAZ started to produce improved electric buses at the SVARZ eco-plant.

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EV range-boosting heated seat belt is a mass-market first

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You might already have heated seats and possibly a heated steering wheel in your vehicle. Are you ready for a heated seat belt? That’s what ZF, one of the world’s top automotive suppliers, announced this past week at CES. The innovation is focused toward electric vehicles.

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Amid demand concerns, Tesla cuts prices by up to $13k in US

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Tesla has massively cut prices across new models in the US, with the largest drop being on the base Model Y, which is now $13k cheaper than it was prior to the price drop. more…. The post Amid demand concerns, Tesla cuts prices by up to $13k in US appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla returns to Pwn2Own hacking competition with Model 3 & Model S as prizes

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Tesla is sponsoring the 2023 Pwn2Own hacking competition , and this year’s top prizes include a Model 3 and a Model S. Pwn2Own organizers, Zero Day Initiative noted that it was excited to have Tesla return as a partner and mentioned a top prize of $600,000.

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Factorial unveils 100 Ah solid-state battery cell at CES 2023

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Factorial, a developer of next-generation solid-state battery cells for electric vehicles, previewed a 100 Ah battery cell at CES 2023 in the Stellantis exhibition space.

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Ram confirms range-extended EV, considers fuel-cell HD trucks

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As Ford and GM appear poised to go big on a range of battery electric full-size pickups, Stellantis and its Ram brand are readying more than BEVs as they shift to cleaner trucks.

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Footage of Tesla phantom braking causing 8-car crash pile-up emerges

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Footage of the Tesla vehicle allegedly on “Full Self-Driving” that caused an eight-car crash pile-up in San Francisco in November has emerged. It appears to show a classic case of phantom braking but also during Level 2 autonomy, the driver should have responded. more….

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Tesla Semis undergo final quality check before continuing deliveries

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Additional Tesla Semi units were spotted at the secretive Nevada production facility yesterday. Tesla is likely preparing them for delivery to PepsiCo. in Modesto, California, although they are not yet wrapped in the company’s branding.

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BYD and UzAuto to form NEV production JV in Uzbekistan

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BYD and Uzavtosanoat JSC (UzAuto) signed an agreement to establish a joint venture company producing new energy vehicles (NEVs). The new joint venture company, which will manufacture best-selling NEVs including the DM-i super hybrid models and related parts, is anticipated to be based in Uzbekistan.

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Stellantis CEO: Ram range-extended electric pickup to outrun regulations

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Stellantis is going about electrifying trucks in a different way than Ford or GM.

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Tesla secures new 1 million sq ft building in Texas

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Tesla has secured a new 1 million square foot building near Brookshire, Texas. It’s not known what it’s for yet, but there’s a rumor that it is for battery storage. more…. The post Tesla secures new 1 million sq ft building in Texas appeared first on Electrek.

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NIO files for NIO Watch trademark registration in China

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There were no previous rumors that NIO would make smartwatches, and it seems more likely that the NIO Watch trademark was registered for protection purposes. The post NIO files for NIO Watch trademark registration in China appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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Stellantis signs binding agreement with Element 25 for manganese sulphate supply for EV batteries; sourced in Australia, processed in US

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Stellantis and Australia-based Element 25 signed a binding agreement for Element 25 to supply battery-grade, high-purity manganese sulphate monohydrate (HPMSM) to Stellantis for use in electric vehicle (EV) battery packs.

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Hyundai Ioniq 5 with e-corner tech turns on a dime

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An electric powertrain allows for a lot more possibilities for improving low-speed maneuverability, as Hyundai recently demonstrated.

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Tesla shuts down protesters – no compensation for price drop

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Tesla is shutting down buyers in China who are protesting after missing out on significant price drops in the country. The company stated that it will not compensate them. more…. The post Tesla shuts down protesters – no compensation for price drop appeared first on Electrek.

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Twitter moves to #1 on Apple App Store for “US News” following Elon Musk’s takeover

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Twitter moved to the number one spot for news in the Apple App Store following Elon Musk’s takeover of the platform. Twitter has only been at this ranking since January 9, 2023, but this isn’t the first time it has ranked at number one since Elon Musk purchased it. The graphs by Data.Ai

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HEI launches two new non-tailpipe particulate emission studies

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The Health Effects Institute (HEI) has launched two new studies funded under RFA 21-1, Quantifying Real-World Impacts of Non-Tailpipe Particulate Matter Emissions. Emissions from automobile exhaust systems have decreased in recent years due to the introduction of cleaner fuels and new control technologies on internal combustion engines, as well as increases in numbers of hybrid and electric vehicles.

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Virtual power plants of GM, Ford EVs could cut "peaker" pollution

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General Motors and Ford have joined a pilot project to use EVs as an alternative energy source for the electricity grid, helping to cut pollution from fossil fuels.

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Polestar blasts Toyota’s EV strategy, saying “we cannot continue using fossil fuels”

Electrek

Polestar and Toyota are at two opposite ends of the EV spectrum. The former is building some of the world’s most sustainable electric vehicles, while the latter has been openly opposed to going all-electric.

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NIO rumored to be incubating startup to target ultra-luxury off-road market

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NIO-backed startup Zhixing will build cars based on the NT 3.0 platform, and the first vehicle will be an ultra-high-end off-road SUV priced at the RMB 1 million ($150,000) level, according to local media.

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Polestar delivered 51,500 EVs globally in 2022, up 80% y-o-y

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Polestar, the Swedish electric performance car brand, delivered approximately 21,000 vehicles in the fourth quarter of 2022, bringing the preliminary estimate for full year global volumes to 51,500 cars, up 80% year-on-year.

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2023 Mazda MX-30 EV carries over, as range-extended rotary idles

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Mazda confirmed Tuesday that the 2023 MX-30 EV will arrive in California dealerships this spring. Prices for the 2023 MX-30 EV are up somewhat, to $35,385 for the base model and $38,395 with the Premium Plus package. At the base level, that’s $740 higher than the 2022 Mazda MX-30 price.

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Lucid (LCID) hits annual production goal following strong output growth in Q4

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Lucid Motors has shared some optimistic news ahead of its detailed Q4 report with investors next month. The young American automaker saw significant production growth over 50% to cap off 2022, helping it surpass its guidance of 7,000 units for the year. more….

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China NEV insurance registrations last week: BYD 35,924, Tesla 2,110, NIO 2,818

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From January 2 to January 8, China NEV insurance registrations were 77,000 units, down from 163,700 units the previous week. The post China NEV insurance registrations last week: BYD 35,924, Tesla 2,110, NIO 2,818 appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. Industry

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DOE, DOT, HUD and EPA release blueprint to decarbonize US transportation sector

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Four Federal agencies released the US National Blueprint for Transportation Decarbonization.

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Goodyear shows fuel-saving tire with 90% sustainable materials

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Goodyear has developed a tire made from 90% sustainable materials that can also save fuel, but it's not destined for production just yet.