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Weird Alibaba: What the heck is this four-wheeled electric motorcycle?

Electrek

If you’ve followed my writings for any period of time, you’ll know there are two things I love: Electric motorcycles and finding weird EVs on Alibaba. And when those two things overlap, well, then you’ve found my happy place. Sometimes the result is weirder than others, and that’s the case with this four-wheeled electric motorcycle that has earned the dubious title of Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicle of the Week. more… The post Weird Alibaba: What the heck is this four-wheeled electric m

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PEUGEOT introduces new 48V hybrid technology

Green Car Congress

A new 48V hybrid system developed by Stellantis will be offered on the PEUGEOT 3008 and 5008 before being extended to other models. It will complement PEUGEOT’s already extensive family of electrified engines, including plug-in hybrid, 100% electric and fuel cell variants. PEUGEOT 3008 The PEUGEOT 48V HYBRID system consists of a new-generation 136bhp PureTech gasoline engine, coupled with a new 6-speed dual-clutch electrified gearbox that includes an electric motor.

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Tesla drops CCS adapter to $175 making it easier for universal fast charging

Electrek

Tesla overnight dropped the price of its CCS Combo adapter to just $175 making the prospect of fast charging at any DC fast charging station a relatively easy prospect for most Tesla owners. more… The post Tesla drops CCS adapter to $175 making it easier for universal fast charging appeared first on Electrek.

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Rivian considers cool air fanned under truck for faster charging

Green Car Reports

A recent patent filing indicates Rivian is looking to alternative cooling methods as a way to speed up EV fast-charging. A patent application published Feb. 14 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) notes that thermal management during charging can take up quite a lot of power. As a solution, it proposes shifting some of the load.

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

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Audi's request to invalidate NIO ES8 and ES6 trademarks in Europe rejected

CN EV Post

European intellectual property authorities have ruled that NIO's ES8 and ES6 and Audi's S8 and S6 do not constitute a likelihood of confusion. The post Audi's request to invalidate NIO ES8 and ES6 trademarks in Europe rejected appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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President of Mexico nationalizes lithium

Green Car Congress

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) has nationalized lithium, handing responsibility for lithium reserves over to the energy ministry. The President nationalized Mexico’s lithium deposits last April, and created LitioMX (Litio Para Mexico) to mine lithium ( earlier post ). Obrador’s decree also established 234,855 hectares (907 square miles) in Sonora as a mining zone known as Li-MX-1.

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2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 priced: 361-mile version starts at $46,615

Green Car Reports

Hyundai has put a price tag on the Ioniq 6 electric sedan for the U.S., and its starting price lands just $70 less than the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5 electric crossover. The price of the 2023 Ioniq 6 Standard Range is $42,715, including the $1,115 destination fee. This version carries a 53-kwh battery pack and an estimated EPA driving range of 240.

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Hina Battery becomes 1st battery maker to put sodium-ion batteries in EVs in China

CN EV Post

The unveiling of the Sehol E10X test vehicle means that sodium-ion batteries are starting to be used in passenger cars, after the new batteries were mainly used in electric two-wheelers and for energy storage. The post Hina Battery becomes 1st battery maker to put sodium-ion batteries in EVs in China appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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GlobalData: Hydrogen market growth to surge in 2023 despite slowing global economy

Green Car Congress

Hydrogen development, given its application across various industries, is indispensable to attaining energy transition, meeting decarbonization goals, and positioning leading companies as market experts. In 2022, green hydrogen production capacity reached more than 109 kilotons per annum (ktpa) worldwide, representing 44% growth compared to 2021, according to data and analytics company GlobalData.

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Tesla begins testing Magic Dock-equipped Superchargers for non-Tesla EVs in U.S.

Teslarati

Tesla has evidently started testing Superchargers equipped with the ‘Magic Dock,’ as one has been spotted for the first time in the United States. There is even a sign next to the station that shows how the automaker will initiate charging for non-Tesla vehicles. For several months, Tesla has been working to develop a new charging system for its existing Supercharger Network that will allow EVs not built by the company to charge.

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

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Report: Toyota might start EV production in Kentucky in 2025

Green Car Reports

Toyota could start building electric cars in Kentucky as soon as 2025 by updating an existing factory, Nikkei reported Tuesday. The move could allow Toyota vehicles to qualify for the $7,500 federal tax credit under new rules, instituted under the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), requiring North American assembly of vehicles and battery packs.

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One of the US’s first solar peaker plants – with Tesla Megapack – just broke ground

Electrek

Solar energy company Arevon Energy and San Diego Community Power have broken ground on the Vikings Energy Farm, one of the first solar peaker plants in the US. more… The post One of the US’s first solar peaker plants – with Tesla Megapack – just broke ground appeared first on Electrek.

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SK Inc. Materials initiates blue ammonia business with offtake agreement with ExxonMobil

Green Car Congress

SK Inc. Materials and ExxonMobil signed a Heads of Agreement (HOA) for SK Inc. Materials to pursue the offtake of blue ammonia from ExxonMobil’s planned low-carbon hydrogen project at its integrated complex in Baytown, Texas. SK seeks to import blue ammonia produced from ExxonMobil to South Korea in support of reducing industrial emissions. Blue ammonia is produced by combining nitrogen and hydrogen derived from natural gas feedstocks with the CO 2 by-product captured and sequestered for permane

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Tesla brings back Referral Program to Australia

Teslarati

Tesla has brought back its Referral Program to Australia, allowing owners to reap the benefits of helping transition the world to sustainable transportation by convincing others to buy Tesla products. Tesla’s Referral Program was introduced several years ago and gave owners various benefits like free Supercharging miles and chances to win new cars by sharing their referral link with friends and family.

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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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Lordstown Endurance electric truck production paused ahead of recall

Green Car Reports

Ohio’s Lordstown Motors announced that it “has experienced performance and quality issues with certain Endurance components.” That’s led to a temporary stop to both production and customer deliveries, and it will lead to the company’s first recall. According to the company, it’s already filed paperwork with the.

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Radical new ride-by-wire electric bike drivetrain with no chains or belts begins production

Electrek

A year and a half ago, we broke the news about a wild new drive system for electric bikes that lacked any mechanical connection between the pedals and wheels. The Free Drive system, created by a partnership between German companies Schaeffler and Heinzmann, is now finally entering production. more… The post Radical new ride-by-wire electric bike drivetrain with no chains or belts begins production appeared first on Electrek.

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MAHLE Powertrain and White Motorcycle Concepts developing fully electric 3-wheeled motorcycle for police, emergency first responders

Green Car Congress

MAHLE Powertrain is working with White Motorcycle Concepts (WMC) to develop a fully electric three-wheeled motorcycle suited to the requirements of police, emergency first responders and last-mile delivery fleets. Supported by a grant from the Niche Vehicle Network, supported by the Department for Transport and Innovate UK, the project will adapt the design of the Yamaha Tricity 300 to replace its combustion engine with a fully electric powertrain with fast-charging capability and a targeted 100

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Tesla’s Elon Musk not required to testify in fatal Autopilot crash case

Teslarati

Tesla CEO Elon Musk will not be required to testify in a lawsuit alleging that the company’s Autopilot system caused the death of Apple software engineer Walter Huang in a fatal Model X crash in 2018. At a hearing on Thursday, Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Evette Pennypacker granted Tesla’s request to shield Musk from being questioned.

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One-pedal driving in EVs isn't efficient, says Porsche

Green Car Reports

One-pedal driving allows EV drivers to decelerate without touching the brake pedal, while ramping up regeneration to recover energy. But Porsche thinks there's a better way. The Porsche Taycan makes greater use of coasting, only using regenerative braking when the brake pedal is actually pressed. In a recent press release, the automaker explains.

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Nissan is now using heavy-duty electric trucks to deliver new vehicles

Electrek

Nissan is taking a big step with its latest endeavor to combat emissions. The automaker will now be delivering new vehicles in fully electric, heavy-duty trucks in a new trial with Nikola and Kenworth. more… The post Nissan is now using heavy-duty electric trucks to deliver new vehicles appeared first on Electrek.

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Magnis signs offtake agreement with Tesla for anode active materials; N. American production

Green Car Congress

Australia-based Magnis Energy Technologies has entered into a binding offtake agreement with Tesla for the supply of anode active materials (AAM) beginning in February 2025 with fixed pricing. Under the agreement, Tesla will purchase a minimum of 17,500tpa starting from February 2025 with a maximum of 35,000tpa for a minimum 3-year term at a fixed price.

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Tesla right-hand-drive (RHD) vehicles spotted waiting for shipment at Shanghai port

Teslarati

Tesla China typically allots its resources in the latter half of every quarter to the domestic market. This quarter is a bit different, however, as the company is reportedly implementing upgrades to Giga Shanghai’s Model 3 line in late February. The upgrades are expected to pave the way for the release of an updated Model 3, which would make the vehicle more competitive in the market.

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Lordstown recall, California tire efficiency, Rivian charging-station fans: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

California clamps down on replacement tire efficiency. Rivian thinks about charging stations fanning hot electric truck batteries as they charge. And Lordstown Motors is recalling the Endurance over a propulsion issue. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Lordstown Motors has paused production on the Endurance electric truck due to.

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Study Links Adoption Of Electric Vehicles With Less Air Pollution & Improved Health

CleanTechnica EVs

Editor’s Note: In a previous CleanTechnica post, Michael Grinshpun discussed this study. However, it is so frequently claimed that EVs pollute as well (not even close). As a result, including the original report bears repeating.

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Volvo Construction Equipment investing $7.8M in battery pack production at excavator plant

Green Car Congress

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) announced an investment into battery pack production at its excavator plant in Changwon, South Korea. The Changwon plant in South Korea specializes in the production of excavators and is the biggest excavator production site in Volvo CE. With the SEK 80-million (around $7.8-million) investment from Volvo Group, a new production facility and equipment will be built at the Changwon plant in South Korea—which produces around 55% of Volvo CE’s total exca

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NIO hosts battery partner forum in Hefei with multiple raw material giants

CN EV Post

It's easy to see from this big gathering that NIO is firmly committed to developing its own batteries -- and its ambitions don't just involve battery packs, but also point to cells, local media said. The post NIO hosts battery partner forum in Hefei with multiple raw material giants appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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VW sees EV efficiency gains from optimizing its own components

Green Car Reports

As automakers look to boost EV efficiency, Volkswagen believes bringing development of more components in-house will lead to big gains. VW announced this strategy shift at its Tech Day 2023 event, claiming efficiency improvements of up to 20% by developing its own optimized components. "The Volkswagen Group and its brands stand for first-class.

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EV demand spikes in the U.S. and Europe during first part of the year

Teslarati

A new survey published by Deloitte has found that consumer interest in purchasing an EV has spiked in recent months. Government officials and cable TV pundits love to question the demand behind the electric vehicle revolution, but new data from Deloitte shows demand has never been more robust. According to the survey, as many as 1 in 3 Americans and nearly half of Europeans would prefer their next vehicle to be electric.

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Tesla to announce move to new ‘California Engineering Headquarters’

Electrek

Tesla is set to announce a move to a new ‘California Engineering Headquarters’ in about an hour with both CEO Elon Musk and Governor Gavin Newsome participating in the announcement. more… The post Tesla to announce move to new ‘California Engineering Headquarters’ appeared first on Electrek.

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2023 Hyundai IONIQ 6 priced from $41,600 in the US

Electric Cars Report

Hyundai Motor America today revealed pricing, packaging and a 53-kWh battery pack option for its IONIQ 6 electric vehicle. Customers can select from two battery pack options, either 53 kWh or 77.4 kWh, and two motor layouts, either a rear motor only or both front and rear motors for all-wheel drive. The IONIQ 6 SE Standard Range […] The post 2023 Hyundai IONIQ 6 priced from $41,600 in the US appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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Here are the EVs and plug-in hybrids with top IIHS safety ratings

Green Car Reports

Despite more stringent standards, a number of electric cars and plug-in hybrids were recognized with Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick awards for 2023. The IIHS strengthened requirements in a number of areas in 2023, and as a result only 48 models received awards, compared to 65 for 2022 (including eight EVs). Of that.

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Former Ford CEO: Tesla still the EV benchmark, smaller players may be acquired by larger automakers

Teslarati

Former Ford CEO Mark Fields recently noted that Tesla is still the benchmark in the electric vehicle sector. The auto veteran also stated that as the EV industry becomes more competitive, some smaller players that are producing high-priced electric cars today may find themselves bought out by larger companies. Young automakers like Lucid Motors and Nikola Corp have reported disappointing Q4 results.

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NIO reveals aggressive plan to add 1,000 swap stations in 2023

CN EV Post

Starting in June, NIO will basically maintain a construction rate of 120-150 battery swap stations per month. The post NIO reveals aggressive plan to add 1,000 swap stations in 2023 appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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Volvo Trucks have sold more than 4,300 electric trucks globally

Electric Cars Report

Last year, the number of heavy electric trucks on the roads in Europe and the United States grew faster than ever before. Volvo Trucks have now sold more than 4,300 electric trucks globally in more than 38 countries. In Europe, Volvo Trucks is the market leader with a 32% share of the market for heavy […] The post Volvo Trucks have sold more than 4,300 electric trucks globally appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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