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

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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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Australian students break world solar-powered car record in 12-hr, 1000km dash

The Driven EV News

Solar-powered car built by Australian university students and weighing a quarter that of a Tesla clocks 1,000 km in under 12 hours on a single charge. The post Australian students break world solar-powered car record in 12-hr, 1000km dash appeared first on The Driven.

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New Total Cost of Ownership Tool for Electric Cars

CleanTechnica EVs

We’ve written about the total cost of ownership of automobiles for a decade, comparing the total cost of ownership of electric cars to the total cost of ownership of fossil-powered cars. The short and sweet of it is that due to lower operational and maintenance costs, as well as higher value retention, electric cars are […].

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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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Tesla, NIO and Renault shine in latest Green NCAP tests

Electric Cars Report

Green NCAP published the results of three very competitive electric vehicles; the Tesla Model 3, the new-to-market NIO eT7 and the Renault Megane E-Tech 100% electric. All vehicles received an impressive five stars under the Green NCAP sustainable rating scheme, achieving nearly maximum scores due to the high energy efficiency of their electric powertrains, far […] The post Tesla, NIO and Renault shine in latest Green NCAP tests appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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Solar-powered off-grid EV charging stations offer surprisingly attractive cost advantages

Charged EVs

By cutting red tape and avoiding costs for construction and electrical work, combined with free solar energy, Beam Global says its EV ARC systems can offer customers a lower total cost of ownership compared to grid-tied charging stations. In almost every instance, Beam says its customers’ savings on construction and electric work exceeds the cost of the EV ARC, which starts at $59,400.

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

Brief

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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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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 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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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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ExxonMobil announces 6th oil discovery offshore Guyana with Ranger-1; Guyana may move from non-producer to regional powerhouse

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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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“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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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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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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William Li says NIO open to buy option in 4 European countries

CN EV Post

NIO has underestimated the enthusiasm of many users for buying its cars, and the company is open to the buy option and will prepare further, Li said. The post William Li says NIO open to buy option in 4 European countries appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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Harvard engineers develop solid-state battery that lasts 20 years, charges in 3 minutes

Electric Cars Report

Harvard’s Office of Technology Development has granted an exclusive technology license to Adden Energy, Inc., a startup developing innovative solid-state battery systems for use in future electric vehicles that would fully charge in minutes. Adden Energy has closed a seed round with $5.15M in funding led by Primavera Capital Group, with participation by Rhapsody Venture Partners […] The post Harvard engineers develop solid-state battery that lasts 20 years, charges in 3 minutes appeared fi

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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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Every US EV costs less than $1,000 a year to fuel, according to federal estimates

Green Car Reports

Any light-duty electric vehicle available in the United States for the 2022 model year will save drivers thousands of dollars over gasoline or diesel vehicles, the Department of Energy said last week in a blog post. Every U.S.-market EV costs less than $1,000 to "fuel" (meaning charge with electricity) for a year, compared to $2,000 to $7,000 for.

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Ralph Nader calls for NHTSA to order removal of Tesla Full Self-Driving

Green Car Reports

Consumer advocate and former Presidential candidate Ralph Nader is calling on federal regulators to remove the Tesla "Full Self-Driving" driver-assist system from all vehicles. In a statement Wednesday Nader, whose 1962 book "Unsafe at Any Speed" laid the groundwork for automotive safety regulations in the United States, called Tesla's deployment.

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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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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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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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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 Cybertruck 9,000-ton Giga Press parts begin arriving in Texas

Teslarati

Tesla’s steel beast is drawing closer and closer to production. Not long after an image of a Cybertruck body prototype was leaked from Gigafactory Texas, videos from the site now suggest that the all-electric pickup truck’s 9,000-ton Giga Press is being delivered to the facility. It does seem like Tesla is indeed on track to start the Cybertruck’s production next year.

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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 approval rating dips into negative territory: survey

Teslarati

Tesla’s approval rating among consumers seems to be dropping. The downtrend happened this year amidst CEO Elon Musk’s increasingly vocal political statements on social media. Musk’s polarizing political leanings have become apparent following his turbulent takeover of social media company Twitter. According to a survey by UK-based research firm YouGov, Tesla’s approval rating actually fell pretty quickly.

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Tesla Cybertruck body with single-piece rear megacast spotted in Giga Texas

Teslarati

When Elon Musk provided an update during his opening remarks at the Q3 2022 earnings call, he made it a point to highlight that Tesla is already in the “final lap” for the Cybertruck. This was highlighted in the company’s Q3 2022 Update Letter, which listed the Cybertruck as a vehicle that was already in its “tooling” phase.

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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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Tesla says it is adding radar in its cars next month amid self-driving suite concerns

Electrek

Tesla told the FCC that it plans to market a new radar starting next month. The move raises even more concerns about potentially needed updates to its hardware suite to achieve the promised self-driving capability. more…. The post Tesla says it is adding radar in its cars next month amid self-driving suite concerns appeared first on Electrek.

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Electrek’s vehicle of the year is the svelte $25K Chevy Bolt

Electrek

The lowest-priced EV in the US is somehow also one of the best. Now in its sixth year, the Bolt EV is also seasoned, having worked through a battery fiasco/recall and significant lapses by GM’s decision-makers while receiving modest but significant updates. With a clean bill of health, the Bolt is now a huge outlier in bang-for-buck. But the 2023 Bolt is also quick, fun to drive, useful, and often more so than cars twice its price.

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