October, 2021

Rock Tech Lithium to build Europe’s first lithium converter in Germany

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Rock Tech Lithium intends to build Europe’s first lithium converter—a production plant for battery-grade lithium hydroxide—in Guben, Brandenburg, Germany. The company intends to locate all production steps of lithium refining in one overall plant at the Guben site.

First drive review: 2022 Lucid Air delivers a new leading edge for EVs

Green Car Reports

Up until now, those buying premium electric cars have faced a stark dilemma: Either choose the EV that represents the leading edge of performance, range, and efficiency—yes, that would be the Tesla—or choose the EV that’s a more holistic luxury car in terms of features, styling, refinement, and build quality. The 2022 Lucid Air.

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Tesla is back to a full vehicle lineup, but delivery timelines slip up to almost a year


Tesla is now back to delivering its full vehicle lineup after Model X deliveries started this weekend. However, it will be a while before the automaker catches up to the pent-up demand that was created over the last year as delivery timelines for the electric SUV slip to almost a year now.

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Tesla FSD Beta single stack coming with V11 update, confirms Elon Musk


Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently confirmed on Twitter that the Full Self-Driving Beta’s single stack version should roll out with FSD Beta 11.

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This Semi Truck Driver Didn’t Notice That He Hit A Tesla Model 3 And Pushed It Down The Highway

EV Obssesion

Wham Baam Teslacam is a video series of Tesla accidents, incidents, and moments captured by Tesla owners and submitted. In their latest video, Max, the owner of a Tesla Model 3, had a horrifying ordeal with a semi.

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Are electric vehicles safer than combustion engine vehicles?

Electric Vehicles India

Are electric vehicles safer than combustion engine vehicles? We get to hear electric vehicles are getting burned for 2 weeks in India, recently A video on social media sites went viral of an electric scooter from Pure EV emitting smoke before it catches the fire in Hyderabad.

Pony.ai to start driverless tests on public roads in Beijing

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Silicon Valley-based autonomous driving company Pony.ai has been authorized to conduct driverless tests on public roads in Beijing. The company is one of the two autonomous software companies (along with Baidu) to receive this important Beijing permit.

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VW CEO Herbert Diess invites Elon Musk to talk on how Tesla innovates quickly


Herbert Diess, CEO of VW, invited Tesla CEO Elon Musk to call in to an internal conference with 200 VW executives in an effort to spur further innovation from his company. more… The post VW CEO Herbert Diess invites Elon Musk to talk on how Tesla innovates quickly appeared first on Electrek.

SpaceX’s first orbital Starship launch slips to March 2022 in NASA document


A NASA document discussing a group’s plans to document SpaceX’s first orbital-velocity Starship reentry appears to suggest that the next-generation rocket’s orbital launch debut has slipped several months into 2022.

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Hyundai IONIQ 5 Scoops Multiple Honours at the 2021 News UK Motor Awards

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Hyundai IONIQ 5 voted ‘Best Designed Car of the Year’ by expert judging panel ‘Motoring Innovation of the Year’ also awarded to IONIQ 5 for its relaxation seats and Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) technology The exterior design is a futuristic interpretation of Hyundai’s first ever production car, the Pony IONIQ 5, Hyundai’s first car built on a […].

TPG Group invests Rs 7,500 Cr in Tata Motors new EV subsidiary

Electric Vehicles India

TPG Group invests Rs 7,500 Cr in Tata Motors new EV subsidiary. Tata Motors announced that a private equity firm TPG Group would be investing Rs 7,500 crore in the new incorporated wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Motors for electric mobility.

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Foxconn unveils three EVs developed in-house

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Foxconn (Hon Hai Technology Group), a global leader in smart manufacturing, unveiled three electric vehicles in has developed in-house: the Model C recreational vehicle; the Model E sedan; and the Model T electric bus.

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Are cylindrical cells the reason Lucid, Tesla, and Rivian lead in range?

Green Car Reports

The Tesla Model 3 compact sedan, Lucid Air large sedan, and Rivian R1T pickup truck are the range and efficiency leaders in their respective classes.

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Refreshed Tesla Model X with gorgeous interior delivered to customers [video]


It looks like today’s the first day of deliveries for the refreshed Model X at a very small event where a handful of vehicles were delivered to new customers. Let’s take a peek inside!

Tesla Gigafactory Shanghai is as busy as ever as Model Y orders open in UK


Tesla Gigafactory Shanghai does not seem content to rest on its laurels after a blockbuster September.

BrightDrop Completes Record-Setting Build of its First Electric Light Commercial Vehicle

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"Getting our first electric vehicles on the streets in record time before another peak holiday shipping season is the best gift we could receive this year, especially when we consider the supply chain headwinds the world is facing right now,” said Travis Katz, BrightDrop president and CEO. “.

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Jaguar I-PACE : Impressions | DC Fast Charging

Plug In India

By Atul Gopal The PluginIndia team got an opportunity to check out the Jaguar I-PACE electric car. We drove the I-PACE from Mumbai to Pune city to Mapro Food Park at Wai near Mahabaleshwar. We also tried DC fast charging the I-PACE at a Tata Power fast charging station.

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Honda outlines electrified vehicle strategy for China; unveils new EV models

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Honda last week held a virtual press conference on its electrification strategy in China.

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First customer-bound electric vans built at plant that birthed the original Hummer

Green Car Reports

The plant that made something very American and very much a gas-guzzler is now making electric vans—albeit ones essentially from China. Electric Last Mile Solutions (ELMS) on Wednesday announced shipment of its first electric delivery vans to customers.

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Gruber Motors catches on fire again, several more Tesla Roadsters are lost


Gruber Motors, a shop best-known for working on Tesla vehicles, caught on fire again. The second time in 4 years. It is believed that several more rare Tesla Roadsters have been lost.

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Tesla launches new Manufacturing website to recruit and employ


Tesla has launched a new section of its website that is dedicated to manufacturing.

Tritium Partners with ChargeNet to Bring Electric Vehicle Fast Charging to Bay Area Taco Bells

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Volvo Trucks receives order for 100 electric semis

Electric Vehicles India

Volvo Trucks receives order for 100 electric semis. Volvo Trucks has received an order for 100 Volvo FM Electric trucks from DFDS, Northern Europe’s?largest largest shipping and logistics company.

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Rolls-Royce launches mtu hydrogen solutions for power generation

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Rolls-Royce is further developing its mtu gas engine portfolio for power generation and cogeneration to run on hydrogen as a fuel and thus enable a climate-neutral energy supply.

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Efficiency, not range, is what drives Lucid: Is it the first true rival to Tesla?

Green Car Reports

Rivalry is a good thing. And the electric-car field doesn’t have near enough of it. There’s a delightful start of some happening between Tesla and upstart Lucid, and it’s already shown through in fits and starts.

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Porsche Taycan EV has now passed iconic 911 in deliveries this year


The Porsche Taycan has been selling incredibly well after great reviews and a popular Cross Turismo variant launched to great fanfare. But in just its second year, it is already besting the iconic 911?

New Tesla Model X deliveries begin at Fremont, and it’s better than ever


It took some time, but Tesla has finally started deliveries of the new Model X. The first deliveries of the flagship SUV were held in Fremont this weekend, and it featured the handover of five white Model X Long Range with six-seat interiors.

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New York City Council Requires All School Buses to be Electric By 2035

EV Obssesion

Originally published by U.S. PIRG, an advocate for the public interest.

Volkswagen Group doubles deliveries of battery-electric vehicles in Q3 to 122,100

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Despite a shortage of semiconductors, the Volkswagen Group delivered 122,100 BEVs (battery-electric vehicles) to customers in the third quarter (July to September), an increase of 109% compared with the prior-year quarter.

Massachusetts electric school bus delivered power back to grid for 50+ hours over the summer; V2G

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An electric school bus in Beverly, Massachusetts, successfully delivered power back to the electricity grid for more than 50 hours over the course of the summer using vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology.

Ford and BMW partner Solid Power demonstrates the safety of its solid-state battery tech

Green Car Reports

Colorado-based Solid Power, the solid-state battery firm backed by Ford and BMW, claims that third-party safety tests show its battery tech to be safer than current lithium-ion chemistry.

Tesla removes Cybertruck specs and prices from its website


Tesla has updated its Cybertruck web page to remove Cybertruck specs and prices for each configuration of the electric pickup truck. It comes after the highly anticipated electric vehicle has been delayed to next year.

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Tesla Model S Plaid’s active aero mesmerizes in the Nürburgring [VIDEO]


The Tesla Model S Plaid was spotted back on the Nürburgring racetrack recently, seemingly as part of the company’s efforts to break its own world record for a production electric car.

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NFI Order for 20 Next Gen-Electric New Flyer Transit Buses from Long Beach Transit

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Cloud, Minnesota, USA – October 12, 2021: (TSX: NFI, OTC: NFYEF) NFI Group Inc. (“NFI”),

Alumobility study: aluminum top hat provides automakers a lighter, sustainable alternative

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DOE estimates that EV battery pack costs in 2021 are 87% lower than in 2008

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Research by the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Vehicle Technologies Office estimates the cost of an electric vehicle lithium-ion battery pack declined 87% between 2008 and 2021 (using 2021 constant dollars).

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Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car goes 845 miles between fills—driven very slowly

Green Car Reports

A 2021 Toyota Mirai was driven 845 miles on a single tank of hydrogen, setting a Guinness World Record for the longest distance driven by a fuel-cell vehicle without refueling. However, that record comes with a few caveats.

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