2023

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Global hydrogen station deployments surpass 1,000; China leads

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The number of hydrogen stations deployed globally has surpassed the 1,000-mark, according to a study by Information Trends. China represents roughly one-third of global deployments, but the US lags far behind with less than 100 hydrogen stations.

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Aptera solar EV Launch Edition: 400-mile range, no Supercharging yet

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Aptera on Friday detailed the Launch Edition configuration of its 3-wheeled EV, which the company hopes to begin producing by the end of 2023. The company claims now to have over 40,000 reservations for the vehicle, the first 5,000 of which will be Launch Edition models.

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Tesla China sells 66k vehicles in January despite Chinese New Year break

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Data released by the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) has revealed that Tesla China sold 66,051 Gigafactory Shanghai-made vehicles in January 2023. The number covers cars that were sold domestically and exported abroad.

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NIO offers up to $14,900 discounts on 2022 ES6 and ES8, report says

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NIO's sales staff said they have never seen such big discounts, but there are not many cars like this available. The post NIO offers up to $14,900 discounts on 2022 ES6 and ES8, report says appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. NIO NIO Benefits Price Change Price Cut

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Tesla Model S breaks winter range record

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Tesla Model S has broken the winter range record in a new wide-ranging cold weather range test conducted in Norway. more… The post Tesla Model S breaks winter range record appeared first on Electrek.

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Toyota faces disaster unless new CEO performs miracle pivot to electric vehicles

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Toyota will need a record breaking strategy if it's going to survive the electric vehicle revolution. The post Toyota faces disaster unless new CEO performs miracle pivot to electric vehicles appeared first on The Driven. EV News electric vehicles Tesla Toyota

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EIA: US crude oil production will increase to new records in 2023 and 2024

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In its January 2023 Short-Term Energy Outlook , the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts that crude oil production in the United States will average 12.4 million barrels per day (b/d) in 2023 and 12.8 million b/d in 2024, surpassing the previous record of 12.3 million b/d set in 2019.

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EIA: Proved reserves of US natural gas increased 32% during 2021

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Proved reserves of natural gas in the United States grew to a new record of 625.4

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Toyota Motor Manufacturing Turkey to become Toyota’s first European plant to produce plug-in-hybrid vehicles and batteries

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The second-generation Toyota C-HR will be produced at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Turkey (TMMT) in Sakarya—about 150 km east of Istanbul. Available in hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions, the new Toyota C-HR will also be the first plug-in hybrid passenger car to be produced in Turkey.

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Volta Trucks announces firm orders for 300 16t Volta Zero trucks

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Volta Trucks confirmed customer production orders for the first 300 manufacturing slots of its full-electric Volta Zero, with an associated revenue of more than €85 million.

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DOE estimates EV battery pack costs in 2022 nearly 90% lower than in 2008

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The Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Vehicle Technologies Office estimates the cost of an electric vehicle lithium-ion battery pack declined 89% between 2008 and 2022 (using 2022 constant dollars).

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Report: Toyota dedicated EV platform may be five years off

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In what would be a major strategy shift, Toyota is considering a dedicated EV platform similar to what other automakers have to compete more effectively with Tesla, The Asahi Shimbun reported this week.

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Tesla’s “Project Highland” Model 3 photos hint at upcoming updates worth keeping secret

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Tesla has always had a rebellious streak. It doesn’t follow the dealership model, its cars are sold with most options already built in, and its CEO does not lead the company like a traditional chief executive.

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NIO releases official incentive package after wide discussion over reported big discounts

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In the package, NIO details the discounts it is offering for models due for a changeover, stock car discounts and cash discounts for NT 2.0 platform models. The post NIO releases official incentive package after wide discussion over reported big discounts appeared first on CnEVPost.

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Tesla bursts into top 10 best-selling cars in the world with 2 models; industry should be scared

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Tesla has burst into the top 10 best-selling cars in the world with not just one but two models in 2022. It’s something that the industry should be scared of, as manufacturing electric vehicles in volume becomes clearly disruptive.

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Tesla Model 3 tows boat 3200km on epic road trip costing half the price of diesel

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Have EVs killed the road trip? Absolutely not! We towed a boat on a 3,200km return trip from Sydney to Tasmania, towing a boat - at half the cost of diesel. The post Tesla Model 3 tows boat 3200km on epic road trip costing half the price of diesel appeared first on The Driven.

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IIASA-led study proposes Underground Gravity Energy Storage as long-term energy storage solution for renewables

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Renewable energy sources are central to the energy transition toward a more sustainable future. However, because sunshine and wind are inherently variable and inconsistent, finding ways to store energy in an accessible and efficient way is crucial.

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Arctic-ready version of Nissan Ariya EV unveiled for Pole to Pole expedition

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The Pole to Pole expedition team and Nissan unveiled an adventure-ready version of the new Ariya electric SUV ( earlier post ), which will undertake a 10-month, 27,000km trip from the magnetic North Pole to the South Pole. Earlier post.)

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Microchip Technology introduces new hybrid power drive module solution for electric aviation

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Aircraft manufacturers designing “More Electric Aircraft” (MEA) are looking to convert the flight control systems from hydraulic to electric to reduce weight and design complexities.

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More details on the Electric-Global Modular Platform underlying the Genesis GV60

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The Genesis GV60 ( earlier post ) is based on the brand’s Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), the innovative features of which help deliver greater efficiency, performance and driving pleasure. The use of silicon carbide boosts energy efficiency by 3% and range by 5%.

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Factorial unveils 100 Ah solid-state battery cell at CES 2023

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Factorial, a developer of next-generation solid-state battery cells for electric vehicles, previewed a 100 Ah battery cell at CES 2023 in the Stellantis exhibition space.

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Infinitum introduces Aircore Mobility motor at CES 2023

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Infinitum, creator of the air core motor ( earlier post ), introduced Aircore Mobility, a next-generation, axial flux propulsion and traction motor designed to sustainably power passenger and commercial electric vehicles, as well as aviation, marine, construction, agricultural machines and auxiliary applications.

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Mazda US boss: Longer-range EVs aren’t the future

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Jeffrey Guyton, the president and CEO of Mazda USA, isn’t sold on the EV range race. Guyton told Green Car Reports at the 2024 Mazda CX-90 reveal that while electric vehicle buyers today are looking for 300 miles of range, the future's not ever-longer range.

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Tesla Cybertruck prototype sports new side mirror design in recent sighting

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A Tesla Cybertruck prototype was spotted on public roads in Palo Alto, California, sporting a new side mirror design. The Cybertruck is nearing early production phases, and according to Tesla’s Chief Vehicle Designer Franz von Holzhausen, the automaker has finalized the vehicle’s design.

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NIO says incentives limited to few stock cars in response to reports of big discounts

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NIO's 2022 ES8, ES6 and EC6 models are getting new facelifts and there are still a few show cars and stock vehicles available for sale, it said. The post NIO says incentives limited to few stock cars in response to reports of big discounts appeared first on CnEVPost.

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X2 ‘flying car’ from XPeng’s Aero HT becomes first crewed eVTOL to receive flight permit in China

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XPeng’s eVTOL business arm AeroHT announced it has received a conditional permit from the Chinese government to continue flights operated by a human in its X2 “flying car.”

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To EV or not to EV? A clear cost analysis between electric vehicles and ICE cars

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Want to learn more about the cost differences between electric vehicles and petrol and diesel cars? The size of the savings might surprise you! The post To EV or not to EV? A clear cost analysis between electric vehicles and ICE cars appeared first on The Driven. EV News

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Equinor and RWE to develop hydrogen-fired power plants in Germany, Norway-to-Germany hydrogen pipeline

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Norwegian state-owned energy company Equinor and Germany-based energy company RWE have agreed to work together to develop large-scale value chains for low carbon hydrogen.

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Ford to increase production of Mustang Mach-E in 2023, cut prices across the board

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With its new EV supply chain coming online, Ford says it is significantly increasing production of the Mustang Mach-E this year to help reduce customer wait times and to take advantage of streamlined costs to reduce prices across the board, making Mustang Mach-E even more accessible to customers and keeping it competitive in the marketplace.

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UQ, TUM team finds way to convert sugarcane into isobutanol more efficiently

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University of Queensland researchers, working in collaboration with the Technical University of Munich (TUM), have found a way to convert sugarcane into isobutanol— a building block of aviation fuel and other products—more efficiently.

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NTSB Chair questions safety impact of heavy EVs

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During a keynote speech to the Transportation Research Board annual meeting Wednesday, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chair Jennifer Homendy questioned the safety impact of electric vehicles.

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BMW Group and Solid Power deepen joint development partnership with R&D license and prototype line

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Under an expanded Joint Development Agreement, BMW Group and Solid Power have added a research and development license as a basis for their common next steps.

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EU Innovation Fund grants €108M to RWE’s waste-to-hydrogen project FUREC

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RWE's FUREC project, which aims to produce circular and green hydrogen from non-recyclable municipal solid waste in Limburg, the Netherlands, received a €108-million grant from the EU’s Innovation Fund.

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Could hydrogen fuel-cell tech replace aircraft jet engines?

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Airbus recently announced that it’s planning to design, build, and demonstrate a “megawatt-class propulsion system” intended for a large-scale passenger aircraft, featuring hydrogen fuel-cell tech with cryogenic hydrogen storage, in less than four years.

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Tesla looks to bolster its AI talent with recruitment center in Silicon Valley

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Tesla is putting in a lot of effort to attract and recruit AI talent. Apart from dedicated events such as last year’s AI Day 2022, the company is reportedly setting up a large recruitment office in the middle of Silicon Valley.

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XPeng's flying car arm gets conditional flight permit in China

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XPeng Aeroht's X2 flying car has become the first manned eVTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing) product to receive such a permit in China. The post XPeng's flying car arm gets conditional flight permit in China appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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Norway just greenlit this vertical-axis floating wind turbine

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Swedish wind turbine maker SeaTwirl got the go-ahead to test its 1 megawatt (MW) S2X vertical-axis floating offshore prototype in Norway. more… The post Norway just greenlit this vertical-axis floating wind turbine appeared first on Electrek.

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