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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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Taiga launches off-road electric vehicle charging network to power emission-free adventures


Taiga Motors, an electric snowmobile and watercraft manufacturer, announced today that it is launching its own off-road electric vehicle charging network. more… The post Taiga launches off-road electric vehicle charging network to power emission-free adventures appeared first on Electrek.


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DOE: Life cycle GHG emissions for 2020 electric small SUV were half those of a conventional gasoline small SUV

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This solar-powered electric bicycle is making a 6,500-mile loop around US


Sushil Reddy is no stranger to long-distance electric bicycles rides, having broken the Guinness World Record back in 2016 with a 7,424 km (4,613 mile) ride across India. Since then he’s set his sights on solar power, performing several more long-distance solar-powered electric bike rides.

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Ford to invest £230M to transform UK Halewood transmission operations to build EV power units

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Ford announced that it intends to invest up to £230 million (US$316 million) at its Halewood vehicle transmission facility to transform it to build electric power units for future Ford all-electric passenger and commercial vehicles sold in Europe.

Volcon’s US-built electric UTV gets manufacturing boost ahead of 2022 production


America’s only all-electric offroad powersports company Volcon is preparing to roll out its first side-by-side Stag UTV next year.

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BMW i Ventures invests in battery startup ONE; cell-to-pack architecture

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BMW i Ventures has invested in Michigan-based battery startup Our Next Energy Inc. ONE) as part of a $25-million Series A capital raise led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures. The round was also joined by Assembly Ventures, Flex and Volta Energy Technologies.

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Toyota Alabama sole producer of hybrid-electric twin-turbo V6 and twin-turbo V6 for new Tundra

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Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Alabama (TMMAL) held an event to mark the first of Toyota’s latest engine products for the all-new 2022 Tundra ( earlier post ) to come off the production line.

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Tesla trademarks ‘Giga Beer’ and ‘Giga Bier’ for second venture into alcohol business


Tesla has trademarked the rights to use the phrases “Giga Beer” and “Giga Beer,” according to the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Volkswagen continues to optimize its EA888 workhorse engine; fourth evolution in 2022 Golf GTI and R

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Volkswagen has continued to evolve its small displacement turbocharging technology with each new engine generation.

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SpaceX uses robot dog to inspect Starship after first engine test in months


SpaceX’s first orbital-class Starship prototype has survived the first of several expected Raptor tests, kicking off an engine test campaign that could mark a number of new milestones.

Wolfspeed and ZINSIGHT enhance efficiency in fuel cell vehicles with silicon carbide technology

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Wolfspeed announced that ZINSIGHT Technology, an innovator of advanced electric drive systems, will utilize Wolfspeed 1200V Silicon Carbide (SiC) MOSFETs in its advanced motor controller for ultra-high-speed air compressors in fuel cell vehicle (FCV) systems. The use of SiC in battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) and FCVs results in significant cost savings, while high-efficiency power modules enable lower energy losses and higher range.

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Tesla and Octopus Energy team up to bring green power supply to German Powerwall 2 owners


Tesla teamed up with UK-based energy service provider Octopus Energy again. This time, Tesla and Octopus Energy are seeking to supply “inexpensive green electricity” to homeowners in Germany who install solar panels and Powerwall 2 batteries in their homes. .

Twelve produces first batch of E-Jet fuel from CO2 electrolysis; partnership with USAF; electrifying fuel, not planes

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Carbon transformation company Twelve (formerly Opus 12, earlier post ) has produced the first fossil-free jet fuel—called E-Jet—from CO 2 electrolysis, demonstrating a scalable, energy-efficient path to the de-fossilization of global aviation. This project was supported through funding from the US Air Force (USAF), and produced fuel globally applicable for both commercial and military aviation. Global aviation produces 1.2

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Charles de Gaulle airport (timidly) tests autonomous EV luggage haulers


Groupe ADP, the French company that operates Paris area airports, is running a trial of autonomous electric vehicles (EV) transporting luggage in the Charles de Gaulle platform – the biggest in Europe now that Brexit has turned Heathrow into a mid-Atlantic outpost.

Haldor Topsoe to deliver blue ammonia technology for Air Products’ $4.5B blue hydrogen energy complex in Louisiana

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Haldor Topsoe will deliver its blue ammonia technology for Air Products’ recently announced $4.5-billion clean energy complex in Louisiana. Earlier post.) Air Products will build, own and operate the megaproject, which will produce more than 750 million standard cubic feet per day (MMSCFD) of blue hydrogen in Ascension Parish, Louisiana. Blue” products are produced utilizing hydrocarbons as a feedstock, with the carbon dioxide in the production process captured for permanent sequestration.

Volvo’s latest OTA update will maximize EV range using new Range Assistant app


Swedish automaker Volvo is rolling out its latest over-the-air (OTA) software update to its all-electric vehicles to help improve range and efficiency in multiple ways.

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INEOS to invest more than €2B in electrolysis projects in Europe for green hydrogen production

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INEOS will invest more than €2 billion into electrolysis projects to make zero-carbon, green hydrogen across Europe. Its first plants will be built in Norway, Germany, and Belgium with investment also planned in the UK and France. INEOS, through its subsidiary INOVYN, is already Europe’s largest existing operator of electrolysis, the technology necessary to produce green hydrogen for power generation, transportation, and industrial use.

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Foxconn reveals three "self-developed" EVs, aims to become global automaker

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Foxconn recently announced manufacturing partnerships with Fisker and Lordstown Motors. And on Monday it launched its own EV brand called Foxtron. The Taiwanese firm most famous for contract manufacturing the Apple iPhone unveiled the first three Foxtron models at its Hon Tai Tech Day event.

A student-built solar camper van completes a 2,000 km trip across Europe


Twenty-two students at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands built a solar camper van and drove it 2,000 km (1,242 miles) across Europe using only sun power. more… The post A student-built solar camper van completes a 2,000 km trip across Europe appeared first on Electrek.

Tesla Cybertruck with side mirrors and “rear-wheel steering” spotted in the wild


A short video recently shared online has hinted that Tesla is now testing an updated prototype of its futuristic Cybertruck.

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Made-in-America batteries might power electric Ram pickup, Dodge muscle car

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As it prepares to launch a handful of electric vehicles, Stellantis on Monday confirmed a joint venture with LG Energy Solution for North American battery production.

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Nikola lawsuit vs. Tesla Semi given new life after judge’s ruling


Nikola Motor has been given new deadlines by Judge James Donato, according to a new Order that was released on Tuesday.

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First drive review: 2022 Volvo C40 Recharge trades function for style

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With the arrival of the 2022 C40 Recharge, Volvo is truly starting to lay the groundwork for a future after internal combustion engines. The C40 Recharge isn’t the automaker’s first electric car, but it’s the first model to be sold solely as an EV.

New Tesla Cybertruck prototype spotted with mirrors, possible rear wheel steering


A new video of a Tesla Cybertruck prototype has surfaced, and it appears to show a new prototype with side mirrors. Tesla seemed to be testing the electric pickup truck’s turn radius, possibly with rear-wheel steering.

Volvo C40 Recharge review, Foxconn EVs, batteries for Dodge, Jeep, Ram EVs: Today’s Car News

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We drive Volvo’s first electric vehicle that has no gasoline counterpart. The maker of the iPhone has revealed EVs of its own. And the Dodge electric muscle car and Ram electric pickup look set for American batteries. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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XPeng’s HT Aero raises $500 million in funding, hints at actual flying car coming in 2024


HT Aero, an urban air mobility (UAM) company affiliated with XPeng Motors , announced that it has received $500 million in Series A capital funding for electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicles.

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Tesla seemingly slips, briefly reiterates that Model 3 will be built in Giga Texas


Tesla may be quite silent about it in recent months, but the company still seems to be intent on producing the Model 3 in Gigafactory Texas.

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Daymak Spiritus prototype unveiled as $19,995 electric ‘car’ with 180 mile range


Toronto-based Daymak is showing off its initial prototype of the Daymak Spiritus today. The three-wheeled electric vehicle is one of the first models in the company’s premium Avvenire EV line.

Tesla’s ‘track record of growth’ pushes $900 PT from BoA ahead of Q3 Earnings


Just one day before Tesla ( NASDAQ: TSLA ) is set to report its earnings for the third quarter of 2021, Bank of America Securities analysts are bumping their price target to $900.

ZEEKR’s first 001 EVs roll off assembly line ahead of deliveries this weekend


Infant luxury EV brand ZEEKR has officially begun rolling the first production models of its flagship 001 sedan off its assembly line in China. The brand exists under the Geely Holding Group umbrella, and will now begin the first deliveries of its first luxury EV to customers in China this weekend.

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Tesla is redefining the “Made in China” moniker with Giga Shanghai: report


The narrative surrounding Tesla appears to have shifted for the better in China, with Xinhua News Agency , the official state-run press agency of the People’s Republic of China, recently posting a glowing analysis of the EV maker’s effect on the country’s auto sector.

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A Chinese smartphone giant will launch its first electric car in 2024


Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi today announced that it plans to launch its first electric car in the first half of 2024, and then a new car in each of the following three years. It’s aiming for total sales of 900,000 electric cars in those three years.

Tesla brings CCS adapter to Korean market, intends North American launch soon


Tesla has brought its new CCS adapter to the Korean market, which is currently the only market that it is available. The automaker will bring the CCS adapter, which allows owners to charge at non-Tesla EV charging sites, to North America “soon.”

US coal-powered electricity will grow in 2021, but don’t panic. Here’s why


The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) is projecting that there will be 22% more coal-fired electricity generation in the US in 2021 than in 2020 due to higher natural gas prices – but the coal spike won’t last.

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2025 Electric BMW 3 Series: All You Need To Know


The electric 3 Series equivalent is known as the NK1 and it will be a hugely important model which BMW needs to get right

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Jetson’s Bolt Folding E-Bike features a compact frame at $339, more in New Green Deals


A major problem with most e-bikes is that they take up a lot of room, especially once you arrive at a destination. Well, the Jetson Bolt Folding E-Bike negates that problem since it collapses upon arrival, storing away easily for $339.

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