// GM Investing $6.6B In Orion EV Plant, Third US Battery Cell Factory
From 2024, Orion Assembly will become the second US plant to build Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra electric full-size pickups.
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THE FLEX // SALES AND AWARDS NEWS
// 2018 Tesla Model S With 104,000 Miles Sells For A Whopping $51K
Tesla’s vehicles are so popular, even used models with high mileage are selling at a premium.
// Europe: In 2021 Toyota Significantly Increased Plug-In Car Sales
The volume quickly increased from marginal to noticeable and in Q4 exceeded 4% of the total.
// Tesla’s Q4 2021 Revenue Should Exceed 17 Dow Components
Tesla’s 2021 full year earnings will be released on Wednesday, January 26th, and I think we will find out that Tesla’s revenue has a good chance of exceeding 17 Dow components.
GO JUICE // BATTERY AND ALTERNATIVE FUELS NEWS
// Tesla Semi Megachargers Fully Installed At Giga Nevada
All four Tesla Semi Megachargers are fully installed at Tesla’s Gigafactory in Nevada.
// Geely and Lifan form battery swap joint venture
Battery swaps are heating up in China and this is just the latest venture.
// Solid-State EV Battery Bingo Card Filling Fast: Dongfeng Motor, Nissan-Renault Numbers Come Up
Solid-state battery researchers are resolving key challenges in the search for a new EV battery that could double or even triple the range of current energy storage technology.
// PPG teams with Cellforce for battery solutions
PPG will supply cathode binder systems, which are free of NMP solvent, to the Cellforce Group.
// Battery firm Factorial aiming to provide cells for EV testing, claiming up to 50% range boost
Stellantis and Mercedes-Benz are among the automakers hoping to take advantage of Factorial’s cell tech.
// GM and LG Energy Solution spending $2.6bn to build third Ultium cells factory in Lansing
State and city support essential for this latest investment, GM said.
IN OTHER NEWS // HERE’S WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING
// Elon Musk Not A Fan Of “Zero-Sum” Mindset
Oliver Stone’s movie Wall Street, and Gordon Gekko, really captured the go-go zeitgeist of 1980s materialism and greed.
// FedEx Express Tests EVs In India
FedEx Express is now testing electric vehicles in India as part of its global goal to achieve carbon-neutral operations by 2040, FedEx has announced.
// Watch Tesla Model Y With Bioweapon Defense Mode Pass Smoke Test
Tesla parked a HEPA filter-equipped Model Y and a BMW X3 inside a bubble, then fired up some smoke bombs to see which car fared better.
// The top-selling electric vehicles in the U.S. have two wheels
E-bikes have been outselling electric cars in the U.S., and 2020 and 2021 were very strong years for e-bike sales, according to a recent report.
// Learn About Tesla’s Giga Press From IDRA: Five-Part Documentary
Tesla is deploying giant die-casting machines at its factories to revolutionize electric car manufacturing.
// Report: Nissan, Renault, Mitsubishi EV plan might boost models, platforms
Nissan could announce plans for 30 new EVs by 2030, with five supporting platforms, according to a report.
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