2022

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BMW Group begins production of small-series hydrogen-powered iX5

Green Car Congress

The BMW Group is commencing production of its BMW iX5 Hydrogen model. Manufacture of the small-series hydrogen-powered vehicle is taking place in the pilot plant at its Munich Research and Innovation Centre (FIZ). The first Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) featuring hydrogen fuel cell technology has already completed a program of testing under demanding conditions during the development phase and will now be used as a technology demonstrator for locally carbon-free mobility in selected regions from

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US West Coast aligns to ban new gas cars by 2035

Green Car Reports

The entire U.S. West Coast now aims to end sales of new gasoline cars by 2035. Specifically, Washington and Oregon recently enacted rules requiring that new vehicles be mostly emission-free by 2035. These plans, which will permit continued sales of plug-in hybrids that also run on gasoline, align with goals already in place in California. Both.

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Tesla FSD Beta has grown about 475% year-over-year, 78% since Q3 2022

Teslarati

Tesla’s Full Self-Driving suite may really become the dark horse of the electric vehicle maker. A hint of this could be seen in the progress of the company’s FSD Beta program, whose user base appears to have grown by 475% year-over-year and 78% since the third quarter. In a series of posts on Twitter, Tesla’s official account noted that one of its accomplishments this year was that it was able to allow anyone in North America who has purchased the Full Self-Driving suite to acc

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NIO's battery swap technology wins prestigious award in China

CN EV Post

NIO's battery swap technology beat out 25 competitors in the final selection. The post NIO's battery swap technology wins prestigious award in China appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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

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Tesla confirms 285,000 people bought Full Self-Driving

Electrek

Tesla has confirmed that over 285,000 people bought its Full Self-Driving (FSD) package in North America. Not 1 million, but more than a lot of people thought. more…. The post Tesla confirms 285,000 people bought Full Self-Driving appeared first on Electrek.

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Your Cellphone Will Be a Satphone

Cars That Think

In 2023, you or someone you know will be able to send a text message through space. Late in 2022, hardware behemoths Huawei and Apple released cellular telephones capable of texting on traditional satellite-communications networks. A pair of ambitious startups, AST SpaceMobile and Lynk Global, also started building new low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite networks designed to reach conventional 5G cellphones outside terrestrial coverage.

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Lucid Begins Deliveries in Europe of Record 883km-Range Lucid Air

CleanTechnica EVs

From my experience, the Lucid Air is the most luxurious electric car on the market. It is imbued with luxury and exudes it (though, more so on the inside than the outside). It is also the longest range EV on the market. It has a steep hill to climb to go from zero to profitable, […].

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Computer technology revolutionised with new materials

Innovation News Network

Researchers have used the Swiss Light Source to help reach a vital turning point in innovating computer technology. The post Computer technology revolutionised with new materials appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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“Remarkable:” Volvo to sell electric only cars in Australia by 2026

The Driven EV News

Volvo Australia says it will sell electric only cars from 2026, four years ahead of the target set by its parent company. The post “Remarkable:” Volvo to sell electric only cars in Australia by 2026 appeared first on The Driven.

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Lucid Could Be Working On A $50,000 Electric Sedan Coming In 2025

InsideEVs

The manufacturer recently revealed the $250,000 Air Sapphire and it’s in the process of launching the more affordable Air Pure model.

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

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Nikkei: Japan to develop seabed mining of rare earth materials

Green Car Congress

The Nikkei reports that in 2024, Japan will begin to extract rare earth materials for electric vehicles and hybrids from sea bottom mud in an area off Minami-Torishima Island, a coral atoll in the Pacific Ocean about 1,900 kilometers southeast of Tokyo. The government’s aim is to reduce the country’s reliance on China for rare earth metals. In a 2018 open-access paper published in Scientific Reports , a team of Japanese researchers noted that deep-sea mud containing more than 5,000 ppm total rar

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Review: 2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring keeps getting better

Green Car Reports

As we head into the new year and prepare to announce the Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2023, there seems like no better time to reflect and revisit our past winner, the Lucid Air. A year after taking the technology lead with incredible range, power, and efficiency, the Lucid Air has matured its user experience without losing those headlining.

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Tesla confirms Lathrop Megafactory can produce 10k Megapacks per year

Teslarati

Tesla Energy does not get as much attention as the company’s electric vehicles, but it has achieved its own fair share of milestones over the course of 2022. And thanks to the Lathrop Megafactory, which produces Megapack batteries, Tesla Energy could very well achieve even more milestones in the coming years. Tesla recently listed a summary of its most important accomplishments in 2022.

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NIO reportedly working on ultra-luxury sedan to take on Mercedes-Maybach S-Class

CN EV Post

NIO's ultra-luxury sedan project is already in the design phase and is set to be launched as early as 2024 and sold globally, according to local media. The post NIO reportedly working on ultra-luxury sedan to take on Mercedes-Maybach S-Class appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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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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Tesla Model Y is now the best-selling car in all of Europe

Electrek

Tesla Model Y became the best-selling car in all of Europe in November. It’s for the second time, and not just for electric vehicles, but all cars. more…. The post Tesla Model Y is now the best-selling car in all of Europe appeared first on Electrek.

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Australia Goes All-in on Green Hydrogen

Cars That Think

For several months now, 20 teams of Australian high-school students have been designing fuel-cell cars to compete in the country’s inaugural Hydrogen Grand Prix. They’ve been studying up on renewable energy, hydrogen power, and electric vehicles, preparing for the big day in April when their remote-controlled vehicles will rumble for 4 hours in Gladstone, a port city in Queensland.

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Volvo receives record order for electric trucks in Australia

Electric Cars Report

The shift to sustainable truck transport is happening in many parts of the world, including Australia, where sales of electric trucks are starting to pick up. The country is committed to deliver net-zero emissions by 2050. With transport accounting for 19% of Australia’s carbon emissions, and 38% of that coming from road freight*, pressure is […] The post Volvo receives record order for electric trucks in Australia appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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Tesla Model Y Downs 53-Year-Old Record In Norway, Tops Safety Ratings In Australia

CleanTechnica EVs

Tesla’s Model 3 shocked the world, took the auto market by storm, and once production capacity ramped up, was sold and delivered to millions of homes around the world. But it didn’t take long to realize that the Model 3 wouldn’t be Tesla’s best selling vehicle for long. The Model Y, essentially the Model 3 […].

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Can Artificial Intelligence ethically improve society?

Innovation News Network

A more ethical society can be built if we rethink the way we design technology and Artificial Intelligence. The post Can Artificial Intelligence ethically improve society? appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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BP unveils its first fast-charging station in Australia

The Driven EV News

First BP Pulse fast-charger goes online in Melbourne's outskirts, heralding its entry into the EV space in Australia. The post BP unveils its first fast-charging station in Australia appeared first on The Driven.

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2023 Toyota Prius Unveiled In Europe As A Plug-In Hybrid Only

InsideEVs

All-new Prius Plug-in Hybrid offers 50 percent more range than the outgoing generation, significantly more power and sportier looks.

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SpaceX ties 42-year-old Soviet record with last launch of 2022

Teslarati

SpaceX has tied a 42-year-old record with its 61st and final Falcon rocket launch of 2022. Also marking the latest in a calendar year SpaceX has launched a rocket, a Falcon 9 lifted off from the company’s Vandenberg Space Force Base (VSFB) SLC-4E pad at 11:38 pm PST, Thursday, December 29th (7:38 UTC 30 Dec) carrying a tiny Earth observation satellite for Israeli company ImageSat International.

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Tesla Model Y overtakes Volkswagen Golf to become Europe’s best-selling car in November

Teslarati

News about Tesla may have been focused as of late on the company’s headwinds that are partly brought on by CEO Elon Musk’s Twitter activities, but the EV maker’s products are still making headway in their respective segments. Amidst all the noise, for example, the Tesla Model Y quietly took the crown of Europe’s best-selling vehicle in November, electric or otherwise.

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NASA considering SpaceX Dragon as backup plan for crew of damaged Soyuz capsule: report

Teslarati

NASA is considering SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule as a potential ride home for some International Space Station (ISS) crew members. The plan follows an incident in which a Russian Soyuz capsule experienced a coolant leak earlier this month while it was docked at the space station. . NASA and Russia’s space agency, Roscosmos, are investigating the cause of a punctured coolant line on an external radiator of a Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft currently docked in the space station.

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Elon Musk instills confidence in TSLA stock: ‘Tesla will be the most valuable company on Earth’

Teslarati

Elon Musk remains confident that “Tesla will be the most valuable company on Earth.” He assured employees about Tesla’s bright future in a company email. Elon Musk sent out his usual end-of-year email to employees recently. Musk directly addressed Tesla’s current stock market “craziness” in his email to staff, reported Reuters. . “Btw, don’t be too bothered by stock market craziness.

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Tesla Fremont Factory pickup center is packed with cars amid end-of-year push

Teslarati

The year is ending in a few days, and all signs are pointing to Tesla pushing deliveries all the way until the end of the year. This was hinted at in a recent flyover of the Fremont Factory, Tesla’s California-based electric vehicle production facility. . Tesla’s Fremont Factory is no longer the company’s largest plant by volume, with the title now being held by Gigafactory Shanghai.

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Elon Musk rallies Tesla’s troops as 2022 approaches its end

Teslarati

With 2022 coming to a close, Tesla is pushing hard to ensure that it can deliver as many vehicles as possible before the end of December. Amidst the end-of-year rush, Tesla CEO Elon Musk opted to thank his employees for the hard work that they have done over the course of the year. . As per recent comments from Tesla bull and The Future Fund Managing Partner Gary Black , recent estimates from the Street expect the electric vehicle maker to post about 420,000 vehicle deliveries and print $4 billi

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Tesla had a year filled with achievements in 2022

Teslarati

Tesla has had quite a phenomenal year in 2022. As the year comes to a close and we move into 2023, it’s great to step back and take a look at Tesla’s progress. Tesla shared a thread on Twitter thanking its supporters, employees, and customers for helping to make 2022 a good year for EVs. Although Tesla shared its long list, we are highlighting a few of those key moments for Tesla. 2022 was a huge year for EVs.

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Ford Lightning owner powers home essentials for 2 days and still had battery left in the tank

Electrek

Thousands of Canadian residents awoke Christmas ay with no electricity after a massive winter storm swept across the area. One southern Ontario resident was able to keep the lights on for almost two days after plugging in his Ford F-150 Lightning , and still had plenty of battery left after the power came back on. more…. The post Ford Lightning owner powers home essentials for 2 days and still had battery left in the tank appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla starts selling demos and test-drive vehicles as end of record quarter approaches

Electrek

Tesla has authorized locations in North America to start selling display and test-drive vehicles as it aims to close out a record quarter despite the noise. more…. The post Tesla starts selling demos and test-drive vehicles as end of record quarter approaches appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla China boss helping Giga Texas prepare for Cybertruck production: report

Teslarati

Tesla China boss, Tom Zhu, has worked with a team from Shanghai on Cybertruck production at Giga Texas. Zhu is reportedly in line for a promotion at Tesla. Zhu’s involvement at Giga Texas and the Fremont Factory has led to speculation among colleagues that he may be in line for a higher-level position. In August 2022, the Tesla China boss and the Shanghai team were brought in to address production issues in the United States. .

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Elon Musk’s Starlink now has over 1 million active subscribers worldwide

Teslarati

Elon Musk’s Starlink now has over 1 million active subscribers worldwide. The Starlink internet service has come a long way since its initial launch. Starlink has launched several different types of services over the past year, connecting many users in different modes of transportation. This year alone, SpaceX launched Starlink Aviation for aircraft, Starlink for RVs, and Starlink Starshield for governments.

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SpaceX aces three Falcon 9 launches in 34 hours

Teslarati

SpaceX has successfully launched three Falcon 9 rockets less than 34 hours apart, leaving the company only one mission shy of CEO Elon Musk’s ambitious target of 60 launches in 2022. The period was almost even more intense, with two launches briefly scheduled minutes apart and all three set to launch in the space of 10-11 hours. But the more conservative sequencing SpaceX ultimately settled on still produced impressive results and allowed the company to break its own world record for the f

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Tesla Gigafactory Mexico announcement could come as soon as Friday

Teslarati

Tesla could announce its intentions to build a new Gigafactory in Mexico as soon as Friday, Mexican media reports on Monday morning said. Last week, it was revealed that Tesla was considering Nuevo Leon, Mexico , for its next electric vehicle manufacturing location. It was confirmed earlier this year that the automaker was ready to expand its production footprint as CEO Elon Musk indicated Tesla was mulling over potential Gigafactory locations in North America.

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