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Audi unveils 500 kW series-hybrid RS Q e-tron Dakar racer

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Just under a year after the initial concept idea, Audi Sport has started testing the new Audi RS Q e-tron series hybrid, with which Audi will tackle the Dakar Rally in January 2022. Earlier post.).

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Tesla primes robots for Model Y production at Giga Texas


Tesla’s next United States-based production facility just outside of Austin, Texas, is just months away from initial production.

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GMC electric pickup, Mercedes EV plans, Volvo C40 Recharge pricing: The Week in Reverse

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Which automaker is launching a new electric pickup truck? Which EVs have the fast-charging connector that is compatible with the most U.S. charging stations? This is our look back at the Week in Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending July 23, 2021.

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Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicle of the Week: $750 3-passenger electric bike


Nat King Cole may have wooed Daisy with a tandem ride in On a Bicycle Built for Two , but I wonder if he would have won her over quite as easily if he had propositioned her with this funny little three-seater electric bike.

GM introduces new Super Cruise features to 6 MY2022 vehicles

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General Motors will introduce new Super Cruise capabilities on six model year 2022 vehicles in the first quarter of 2022.

Tesla drivers are the most satisfied EV owners in Norway


Tesla owners are some of the most enthusiastic automotive enthusiasts in a sector full of brand loyalty, and it doesn’t just apply to owners within the United States.

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Audi RS Q e-tron: Test Laboratory for Possible Future Technologies at the Dakar Rally

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Futuristic prototype with innovative drive concept High-voltage battery is charged while driving Testing has already started Neuburg a.

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Nuvera and DD DANNAR partner to develop mobile fuel cell power for diverse industries

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Nuvera Fuel Cells, LLC, a provider of fuel cell power solutions for motive applications, is teaming with DD DANNAR, LLC (DANNAR) on an integration project to develop hydrogen fuel cell power solutions to markets in need of clean power options that may include municipalities, fleets, military applications, agriculture and mining.

Tesla will import vehicles to India to determine if a Gigafactory is needed


Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the automaker will first import vehicles to India to determine the success of the company’s imminent entrance into the country. The success Tesla has with importing vehicles will directly determine whether the company decides to build a Gigafactory in India, Musk said.

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China: Plug-In Electric Car Sales Reach New Record In June 2021


About 235,000 plug-ins were sold, which translated to 15% market share

UT Administration proposes incentives for electric vehicles 

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UT Administration proposes incentives for electric vehicles . To promote the adoption of electric vehicles the UT Administration has prepared a draft of financial incentives for the purchasers of e-vehicles.

Stora Enso’s pilot plant for producing lignin-based carbon materials for batteries now operational

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Stora Enso’s pilot facility for producing bio-based carbon materials from lignin has started operations. This follows the company’s €10-million investment announced in 2019. Earlier post.) Pilot production of Lignode by Stora Enso, wood-based carbon for batteries, is currently being ramped up.

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SpaceX Falcon Heavy to launch NASA ocean moon explorer, saving the US billions


In a move that’s likely to save the US taxpayer several billion dollars over the next few years, NASA has carefully extricated a mission to one of Jupiter’s ocean moons from the claws of its own Space Launch System (SLS) rocket.

Rivian Closes $2.5 Billion Funding Round

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Rivian has closed a $2.5 billion private funding round. The financing was led by Amazon’s Climate Pledge Fund, D1 Capital Partners, Ford Motor Company and funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.

Ladakh UT & NTPC partners to ply 5 green hydrogen gas buses 

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Ladakh UT & NTPC partners to ply 5 green hydrogen gas buses . The administration of the Union Territory (UT) of Ladakh and NTPC Ltd’s renewable energy arm has signed an agreement to ply five transport buses powered by the green hydrogen gas in the region.

ABB to acquire ASTI Mobile Robotics Group to drive next generation of flexible automation with Autonomous Mobile Robots

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ABB will acquire ASTI Mobile Robotics Group (ASTI), a leading global autonomous mobile robot (AMR) manufacturer with a broad portfolio across all major applications enabled by the company’s software suite.

Tesla FSD Beta 9 to receive update with “several improvements” on Friday


Tesla’s FSD Beta 9 has only been deployed to a select number of testers for a few weeks, but the company seems ready to release an update for the advanced driver-assist system. This was hinted at by CEO Elon Musk in a recent interaction on Twitter.

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A Revolution in Ten Colours, Just Like You Asked! What’s your colour? Ola Electric

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We heard you folks!Presenting Presenting a green revolution in all the colours you asked! ReserveNow at just Rs.499 today!#JoinTheRevolution

BYD Celebrates Production Of 100,000th Han


The first Blade Battery-powered BYD sells quite well

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EV developer Rivian closes $2.5B funding round; raised $10.5B in total since 2019

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EV developer Rivian has closed a $2.5-billion private funding round. The financing was led by Amazon’s Climate Pledge Fund, D1 Capital Partners, Ford Motor Company and funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. This round included participation by Third Point, Fidelity Management and Research Company, Dragoneer Investment Group, and Coatue. As we near the start of vehicle production, it’s vital that we keep looking forward and pushing through to Rivian’s next phase of growth.

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Tesla bull predicts that FSD could bring $102B profit by 2032: Report


Loup forecasted that Tesla’s booked operating profit from upfront FSD purchases and subscriptions will increase from $600 million in 2021 to $102 billion by 2032. Tesla finally released Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta V9 this month. Tesla also launched FSD subscriptions in July. .

Greenlots, ChargePoint, EV Connect & FLO Expand EV Charging Through Roaming

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More chargers will be easier to find and access, with almost no action required by the driver or site host.

Revised Tesla Model S Will Only Come With A Yoke, Says Musk


This was, of course, announced through one-word reply to a tweet after Marquest Brownlee's less than positive yoke impression video

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GM and LG identify cause of battery fires in Bolts; new recall for MY2017-2019 vehicles

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Experts from GM and LG have identified the simultaneous presence of two manufacturing defects in the same battery cell as the root cause of battery fires in certain Chevrolet Bolt EVs. Earlier post.) As a result, GM will be conducting a new recall for the previous population of Bolt EVs (2017-2019) to address the risk of battery fires in these vehicles.

Tesla reportedly resumes Model S Plaid and Long Range deliveries


Tesla has reportedly resumed deliveries of the Model S Plaid and Long Range variants just days after reports of a hold were rumored to be delaying customer deliveries of the automaker’s flagship sedan.

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Jeep teased its upcoming compact SUV 4×4

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Jeep teased its upcoming compact SUV 4×4 . The Jeep has teased its upcoming compact SUV 4Xe powertrain a nomenclature for its hybrids that can be used either for a regular 4X4 compact SUV axle with electric motors or a fully electrically driven axle.

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Quick Charge Podcast: July 24, 2021


Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts , Spotify , TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. more… The post Quick Charge Podcast: July 24, 2021 appeared first on Electrek.

EV battery manufacturing expert network launched:

Green Car Congress introduces a new network website for experts in the manufacturing of EV batteries based on the need for more knowledge in the related automotive industry. In the drive to supply the world with high quality and cost-effective batteries there is a need to improve worldwide production. The fast-growing market already faces the challenges of the supply of raw materials, the supply chain towards the automotive industry and flexibility towards new innovative battery types.

Ford charges Mustang Mach-E customer $10k in doc fees, but it was a big misunderstanding


Upon the release of the Mustang Mach-E earlier this year, Ford fans can officially call themselves members of the electric vehicle community. The legacy automaker attached a legendary name to their newest technology and introductory electric vehicle.

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Eastman Announces Project with USAMP & PADNOS for Fully Circular Recycling Study in Automotive Market

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New closed-loop technology will provide cost-effective solution to create new sustainable materials from automotive plastic waste KINGSPORT, Tenn.,

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DAB Motors announced concept E electric bike 

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DAB Motors announced concept E electric bike . A french motorbike maker company DAB Motors has announced a brand new concept electric motorbike named DAB Concept-E. The new electric bike is designed with the inputs from the Outercraft designs studio.

Venti Technologies secures $8M in seed round for autonomous mobility for logistics, supply chain and transportation markets

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Venti Technologies, a developer of safe-speed autonomous logistics systems, secured approximately $8 million in a seed round funding. The financing round was led by LDV Partners and Alpha JWC Ventures.

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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk reveals Starship factory upgrade plans


CEO Elon Musk says that SpaceX is about to begin the construction of “a much larger high bay” adjacent to the existing structure, an 82m (~270 ft) tall building used to complete assembly of Starship and Super Heavy boosters.

Plug-in Hybrids Accounts for 25% of Volvo’s Sale in 2021

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Volvo has set a rather ambitious goal which is to have an all- electric car share of 50% of their total sales volume and make it 100% by 2030. .

Retailers, Use EV Charging to Drive a Competitive Advantage


Brick-and-mortar retailers and retail chains are constantly seeking new ways to drive revenue, especially with the ever-increasing growth of online shopping. In this blog we discuss how offering EV charging services can help retailers better differentiate and compete.

Survey finds EV consideration in US growing rapidly

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Nearly half of Americans would consider owning an electric vehicle (EV) today, up from just more than a third of the population three months ago. Better battery life, range and safety are the top factors consumers believe automakers need to address for electric vehicles to take off, according to a new public opinion research released today by Factorial Energy and The Harris Poll.

Tesla upgrade specialists plan first-ever EV-only track day in the UK


Some would say that the Tesla Model 3 has opened doors for the EV industry in the mainstream passenger car market. To an experienced professional driver like John Chambers, the Tesla Model 3 might be more than just a good passenger car. . “I