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Ford will recycle its EV batteries with ex-Tesla exec’s startup

Credit: theverge.com JB Straubel’s Redwood Materials has a new, big customer and investor Ford has tapped startup Redwood Materials — run by former Tesla chief technology officer JB Straubel — to handle the recycling of its electric vehicle batteries. The two companies also plan to use this new partnership to help build out the battery […]

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How Do Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles Work Using Hydrogen?

Credit: afdc.energy.gov Like all-electric vehicles, fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) use electricity to power an electric motor. In contrast to other electric vehicles, FCEVs produce electricity using a fuel cell powered by hydrogen, rather than drawing electricity from only a battery. During the vehicle design process, the vehicle manufacturer defines the power of the vehicle […]

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UK firm Soventem details racing-inspired urban EVs for 2024

Credit: autocar.co.uk Firm plans to launch small electric cars using radical, carbon-neutral production techniques New British firm Soventem is hoping to shake up the EV industry with a unique take on car sharing, using carbon-neutral electric cars with unconventional designs and a focus on automation. The London-based start-up aims to launch its EVs in the […]

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Stealth Robocar Startup Sees Remote Drivers as Autonomy Shortcut

Credit: bloombergquint.com Deploying vast fleets of robocars has been much tougher than Tesla Inc., Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo and others thought. One European startup is now pitching an intermediate step to full autonomy: teledriving. Germany’s Vay, which has been quietly testing a fleet of remote-controlled electric vehicles all over Berlin, plans to roll out a mobility […]

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The Chevy Bolt recall is burning up what’s left of GM’s EV good will

Credit: theverge.com The largest automaker in the US has big goals for electric vehicles, but the last half-decade is now full of stumbles General Motors plans to launch 30 new electric vehicles around the world by 2025, and aspires to sell only zero-emissions vehicles by 2035. But over the last few years, the United States’ […]

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The Rivian R1T Just Became the First Electric Truck to Go Into Production

Credit: robbreport.com No other electric truck is expected to go into production until early next year. The electric truck era is finally upon us. The first Rivian R1T pickup built for a customer rolled off the line at the startup’s production facility in Normal. The milestone, which comes after several delays, makes the R1T the […]

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Chinese electric car company builds robot unicorn

Credit: drive.com.au Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer Xpeng unveils its mechanical unicorn project – a robot similar to an autonomous vehicle that kids can ride and interact with. Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer, Xpeng, has created a robot ‘unicorn’ – a device equipped for children to ride. Named the “Little White Dragon”, its automotive-derived sensors and artificial […]

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Ola S1 Scooters Are Being Sold At A Blistering Pace

Credit: rideapart.com The startup is flipping four scooters every single second. Ola Electric officially opened bookings for the newly launched S1 scooter. Considering all the hype that has been built up surrounding the new scooter, the Ola Electric was certainly expecting a very positive response. However, it would appear that folks are more than eager […]

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Fast Charger Network — If You Build It, They Will Come

Credit: cleantechnica.com The Australian states are falling over each other to bring fast chargers to the public. Western Australia has the longest electric highway in the country. Queensland is expanding the QESH (Queensland Electric Superhighway) west to the gem fields of Emerald, the dinosaurs of Winton, and the mining town of Mt Isa. Now New […]

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XEV launches serial production of 3-D printed mini-EV

Credit: electrive.com The Italian start-up XEV unveiled the production version of its 3D-printed electric small car Yoyo at the IAA Mobility. Sales are now also starting on the home market in Italy. At a minimum of 13,900 euros before subsidies, prices are significantly higher than originally announced. When the Yoyo was first unveiled in spring […]