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Which American-made EVs qualify for full $7,500 tax credit?

Green Car Reports

The revised Clean Vehicle Credit that was enacted last August as part of the Inflation Reduction Act immediately shifted to apply solely to American-made electric vehicles. That may have been easy enough to understand, but the law also introduced new critical mineral and battery component requirements, and it’s going to require paying.

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Scientists in Italy invented the first edible rechargeable battery

Electrek

Scientists at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Italian Institute of Technology) in Genoa have successfully created a completely edible, rechargeable battery. more… The post Scientists in Italy invented the first edible rechargeable battery appeared first on Electrek.

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HYVIA introduces its first electrolyzer in its plant in Flins, France

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HYVIA, the joint venture between Renault Group and Plug dedicated to hydrogen mobility ( earlier post ), has just installed its first electrolyzer in its Flins plant, in the Île-de-France region. This 1 MW electrolyzer has a capacity of 400 kg/day of green hydrogen production—the equivalent of 20,000 km of commercial hydrogen mobility. It will initially supply the plant in order to test the fuel cells of the Renault Master H2-TECH vehicles marketed by HYVIA as well as the hydrogen refuelin

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Tesla Just Passed 4 Million Cumulative Sales (Charts)

CleanTechnica EVs

Below are 9 charts showing Tesla's rapid quarterly sales charts and graphs as well as its cumulative sales growth from quarter to quarter. Tesla's sales growth continues to be phenomenal.

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

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EV models outnumber PHEV choices for the first time since 2014

Green Car Reports

Plug-in hybrid tech continues to be something that neither automakers nor regulators can completely agree on. Some, like Toyota, Volvo, BMW, and others see them as a smart, effective bridge technology to EVs while others, including GM and Honda see them, at least for now in the U.S., as an unnecessary complication in the shift to EVs. In light of.

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World’s largest battery maker announces major breakthrough in energy density

The Driven EV News

"A new era of universal electrification of sea, land and air transportation." CATL announces new battery that doubles energy intensity. The post World’s largest battery maker announces major breakthrough in energy density appeared first on The Driven.

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Chile’s president aims to nationalize world’s largest lithium supply

Electrek

Chile’s president, Gabriel Boric, wants to create a plan to require state involvement in and control of any lithium contracts going forward in the country with the world’s largest lithium supply. Boric says that the plan will protect biodiversity and indigenous rights and will help to distribute the gains from Chile’s mineral wealth more broadly among Chileans. more… The post Chile’s president aims to nationalize world’s largest lithium supply appeared first on Electrek.

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CATL announces very energy-dense battery for passenger aircraft

Green Car Reports

China's CATL, the world's largest battery supplier by cell capacity made, is pushing for greater energy density in order to make electric passenger aircraft feasible. The company on Wednesday unveiled a "condensed battery" with a claimed energy density of 500 watt-hours per kilogram that is due to enter mass production soon. That energy.

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NIO App sees major changes to vehicle configurator, here are latest model wait times

CN EV Post

NIO App's vehicle configurator now available for only 5 models, and the ET7 wait time is back on display. (Screenshot on April 21.) The vehicle configurator on NIO's (NYSE: NIO) Chinese mobile app sees significant changes, following the company's launch of the new ES6 and the 2023 ET7 at the Shanghai auto show. NIO's website currently showcases seven models -- the new ES8, ES7, new ES6, EC7, EC6, ET7, and ET5.

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Volta Trucks starts series production of the all-electric Volta Zero at Steyr Automotive

Green Car Congress

Volta Trucks has started series production of the 16-tonne all-electric Volta Zero at Steyr Automotive, the company’s partner in contract manufacturing, in Steyr, Austria. Following the Design Verification and Production Validation prototypes started in 2022, the first series production customer-specification vehicles have now entered the production line.

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Faurecia and Accenture partner on products and services for connected and autonomous vehicles

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Triple Electric Road Train Trial

CleanTechnica EVs

Janus Electric has partnered with Oz Minerals and Qube to trial a triple road train powered by a converted electric semi. For the initiated, that’s a prime mover pulling three trailers, and they will be doing this in the harshest conditions in South Australia’s outback.

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Polestar 4 will rival Model Y with $60,000 start, 300-mile range

Green Car Reports

Polestar on Tuesday revealed the sporty Polestar 4 electric “SUV coupe” at the Shanghai auto show, including mention that it sees over 300 miles of range by EPA standards. With a 0-60 mph time of just 3.8 seconds and a maximum power of 544 hp and 506 lb-ft of torque in it top-performance dual-motor version, Polestar notes that.

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NIO supplier Innovusion partners with Fuyao to put LiDAR behind windshield

CN EV Post

Innovusion and Fuyao have begun joint research that has resulted in LiDAR integration behind the front windshield with less than 10 percent attenuation of detection performance. (Image credit: CnEVPost) The roof LiDAR setup has been complained by some to affect the aesthetics of the vehicle design. Now, local Chinese LiDAR manufacturers are working to put the component inside the vehicle.

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IDTechEx: EV battery management system (BMS) drives a third of silicon demand in EVs

Green Car Congress

IDTechEx’s new report “ Semiconductors for Autonomous and Electric Vehicles 2023-2033 ” finds that the coming mass adoption of electric vehicles will drive a 10-year CAGR of 20.9% in semiconductors used for electric powertrains. Along with the rise of more autonomous vehicles, this will drive the overall automotive semiconductor market to a CAGR of 9.4% over the next decade.

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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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Elon Musk’s terms for a Starlink IPO are nearly met

Teslarati

Elon Musk has previously laid out what Starlink would need for it to be worthy of an Initial Public Offering (IPO) on the stock market, and it looks like the company has nearly achieved those targets. Starlink is easily the most successful SpaceX project currently available and has the most mass market appeal. The satellite internet project now reaches every continent on Earth and provides internet to some of the planet’s most hostile and hard-to-reach locations.

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Tesla Model Y cost now dips below average new vehicle, EV or not

Green Car Reports

After multiple price cuts this year, the Tesla Model Y now costs less than the average new vehicle in the U.S.—EV or not. That's the conclusion of a recent Bloomberg article that compared Tesla Model Y price cuts to average new vehicle prices in 2023. The base price of the Model Y has decreased 24% since January, the steepest price cut of.

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NIO keeps goal of doubling sales this year despite price war causing greater challenges

CN EV Post

NIO maintains its previously mentioned goal of doubling sales, despite greater challenges to meet the goal, said William Li. (William Li (left), founder, chairman and CEO of NIO, and Qin Lihong, co-founder and president of the company, participate in a media group interview. Photo taken by CnEVPost.) NIO (NYSE: NIO) is confident it will see sales double this year, despite a rare price war that disrupted the Chinese auto industry in the first quarter.

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Chevron / Toyota road trip demonstrates renewable gasoline blend

Green Car Congress

Chevron USA kicked off a road trip across the US Gulf Coast to showcase an innovative new gasoline blend with more than 50% renewable content. People from Chevron and Toyota will be driving Toyota’s Tundra, RAV4 and Camry on this road trip with the objective of demonstrating the fuel, which is more than 40% less carbon intensive than traditional gasoline on a lifecycle basis, according to Chevron.

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Tesla bull ARK Invest shares updated long-term guidance for TSLA stock

Teslarati

One of Tesla’s biggest bulls, ARK Invest, has released its updated long-term guidance for TSLA stock. The investment management firm posted an average expected value for TSLA shares at $2,000 per share in 2027. ARK also posted its bull and bear cases, which were listed at $2,500 and $1,400, respectively. True to ARK’s reputation as an ardent Tesla bull, the firm’s estimates project massive growth for the electric vehicle maker’s shares in the next five years.

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GMC Hummer EV Pickup climbs to 355-mile estimate, SUV at 314 miles

Green Car Reports

GM on Friday released range estimations for its 2023 GMC Hummer EV Pickup and 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV, including for both body styles of the loaded 3X trim. The company is now suggesting that one of the models of its so-called supertruck might go 355 miles on a charge. If anything, that's a testament to how much impact tires can have on EV range.

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NIO launches new ET7, unveils new ES6 at Shanghai auto show

CN EV Post

The 2023 ET7 is already taking order lock-ins, with deliveries to start in mid-May. The new ES6 is now available for pre-order, but the official launch and delivery will be in late May. | NIO US | NIO HK | NIO SG NIO (NYSE: NIO) today officially launched the 2023 model year ET7 sedan and gave the debut of the revamped ES6 SUV as planned. The 2023 ET7 is now available for pre-order and order lock-ins, with deliveries to begin in mid-May, William Li, founder, chairman and CEO of NIO, announced t

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USNC, Hyundai Engineering, SK E&C to partner on nuclear hydrogen production; MMR and SOEC

Green Car Congress

Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC), a US-based vertical integrator of nuclear technologies and services, Hyundai Engineering and SK E&C are teaming up to conduct research and development for carbon-free hydrogen production. The three companies signed an MOU for the construction of a “Hydrogen Micro Hub” at the SK E&C headquarters in Seoul’s Jongno district.

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Tesla battery supplier Panasonic teases new U.S. facility to help with EV demand

Teslarati

Tesla battery supplier Panasonic has teased a new battery production facility in the United States that would help with the increasing demand for electric vehicles. The new Panasonic plant could be built in Oklahoma, the company said in a statement to Reuters. The battery maker has already entered into an agreement with the State of Oklahoma, as the two parties outlined both eligibility and terms of potential incentives that the Japanese company could receive as a part of the State’s Larg

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Land Rover sets electric SUV architecture, Jaguar electric GT

Green Car Reports

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) on Wednesday announced an $18.7 billion investment over five years that will fund the first electric Land Rover and Jaguar's long-awaited second EV. JLR confirmed in a press release that it will begin taking orders for an all-electric Range Rover model later this year. Under the brand's current product plan, Range Rover has.

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NIO's 1st 15 ultra-fast 500 kW charging stations go into operation

CN EV Post

The 500 kW chargers can charge an EV from 10 percent to 80 percent in as little as 20 minutes for a 400V model and 12 minutes for an 800V model. (Image credit: CnEVPost) NIO's first 500 kW ultra-fast chargers are now in operation after its first third-generation battery swap stations went live last week. The electric vehicle (EV) maker announced the development today, saying the first 500 kW ultra-fast charging stations are put into operation in 12 cities including Haikou, Shenzhen, Shanghai and

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Hyundai Motor Group starts building lunar exploration rover development model

Green Car Congress

Hyundai Motor Group (the Group) has started building an initial development model of a lunar exploration mobility rover in tandem with aerospace partners. In July 2022, the Group signed a joint multilateral research agreement with six Korean research institutes in the aerospace sector to run and support a consultative body to develop a mobility solution for lunar surface exploration.

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Tesla FSD update 11.4 dramatically improves vehicle behavior

Teslarati

Tesla has issued yet another giant update for its Full Self Driving (FSD) software, dramatically improving vehicle behavior in numerous situations. Despite the controversy that seems to consistently surround Tesla’s autonomous driving suite , it just keeps improving, with new features and capabilities added at an astounding rate. Now, Tesla has issued yet another dramatic update to Full Self Driving, bringing significant improvements in vehicle intelligence and the dream of fully autonomou

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All 2023 VW ID.4 models qualify for top $7,500 EV tax credit

Green Car Reports

All 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 models will qualify for the highest $7,500 federal EV tax credit amount under the latest rules, VW confirmed Wednesday in a press release. Local assembly of U.S.-market ID.4 crossover SUVs, as well as local battery sourcing, help allow the ID.4 to qualify for the full credit amount. New rules introduced Tuesday require.

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Shanghai auto show: Here's what you can expect from NIO

CN EV Post

NIO revealed 9 highlights of what it will be sharing at the event on the eve of the Shanghai auto show. | NIO US | NIO HK | NIO SG NIO (NYSE: NIO) has announced on the eve of the Shanghai auto show what it will share at the event, showing what you can expect. The most important of these are undoubtedly the new ES6 and the ET7, and they are important for NIO's future sales growth.

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CATL launches “condensed battery” with an energy density of up to 500 Wh/kg for aircraft; automotive version this year

Green Car Congress

At Auto Shanghai, Chinese battery giant CATL launched what it calls a “condensed battery”—a type of semi-solid state cell with an energy density of up to 500 Wh/kg. CATL says the cell can achieve high energy density and high level of safety at the same time, opening up a new electrification scenario for passenger aircraft. CATL also says it can achieve mass production of condensed battery in a short period of time.

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First Toyota electric sedan powered by BYD earns 5,000 orders on first sales day

Electrek

Toyota’s first electric sedan, the bZ3, powered by BYD technology, received a warm welcome on its first day on the market. The bZ3 secured 5,000 orders on April 16, according to FAW-Toyota, the automaker’s joint venture in China. more… The post First Toyota electric sedan powered by BYD earns 5,000 orders on first sales day appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla Megapack project breaks ground, Arizona’s largest project yet

Teslarati

A new Tesla Megapack project has broken ground in Arizona, and when it comes online in 2024, it will be the state’s largest energy storage system. For utilities, battery energy storage is one of the most helpful new technologies they can employ to reduce fossil fuel dependence and increase the reliability of their associated grid. By holding onto excess power generated during lulls in demand, power companies can more easily address peak demand and, importantly, reduce costs.

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Chery to be 1st automaker to adopt CATL's sodium-ion batteries

CN EV Post

In the passenger car segment, sodium-ion batteries can generally meet the needs of models with a range of up to 400 kilometers, a CATL executive previously said. CATL's sodium-ion batteries are not far from starting to be installed in vehicles, after the Chinese power battery giant unveiled the new batteries in July 2021. CATL's sodium-ion batteries will first be used in Chery's models, the battery maker announced today.

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Volkswagen ID.7 makes its world premiere

Green Car Congress

Volkswagen has introduced its new ID. flagship. The ID.7 electric sedan will be launched first in Europe and China in the Fall of 2023, North America is scheduled to follow in 2024. According to an initial internal forecast, the ID.7 Pro S with the new, larger 86 kWh battery (net) will permit ranges of up to approximately 435 miles (700 km) WLTP, while the ID.7 Pro with 77 kWh battery (net) will achieve ranges of up to approximately 382 miles (615 km) WLTP.