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// 2023 Nissan Leaf gets design makeover, simplified lineup, up to a 215-mile range

The 2023 Leaf gets various cosmetic changes and is now available in just two models—the 149-mile Leaf S and the 215-mile Leaf SV Plus.

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// Honda’s “Go Big Or Go Home” Electric Car Strategy Revealed

Honda has big plans for an EV future.

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THE FLEX // SALES AND STATISTICS NEWS

// China: Tesla Model Y Becomes Top-Selling Crossover/SUV In March And Q1 2022

The Model Y outsold not only plug-in and premium models, but also mainstream ones.


GO JUICE // BATTERY AND ALTERNATIVE FUELS NEWS

// Porsche demonstrates V2G application with five Taycans

One of the hottest trends in the EV world is bidirectional charging, which promises to allow EV batteries to be used to provide services to the electrical grid.

// Wallbox Begins Construction Of High-Tech Manufacturing Facility In Texas

The company’s first US-based plant will produce over 500,000 charging stations annually by 2025.

// General Motors Secures Multi-Year Cobalt Supply From Glencore

Cobalt is an important metal in the production of EV batteries and will be used in GM’s Ultium battery cathodes.

// Metis Engineering’s Battery Safety Sensor monitors pack health, detects cell venting

Metis Engineering’s Battery Safety Sensor is designed to monitor the health of a lithium-ion battery pack and detect cell venting, an early sign of catastrophic battery failure.


BEST OF THE REST // TODAY’S BIG STORIES

// Hyundai Ioniq 5 Grabs 2022 World Car Of The Year Award And More

The electric crossover also took home the World Car Design award and the first-ever World Electric Vehicle of the Year award.

// 2022 New York auto show – world debuts

The New York International Auto Show is back and there are multiple vehicle global premieres.


IN OTHER NEWS // HERE’S WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING

// 1,050-hp, 446-mile Lucid Air Grand Touring Performance keeps the Dream (Edition) alive

A tri-motor version of the Lucid Air isn’t here yet, and the Dream Edition Performance is sold out.

// Tesla Announces New Hiring Efforts For Giga Texas

Company executive Omead Ashfar took to social media to announce Tesla’s new job openings in Texas.

// Hyundai US plant to build the first hybrid

Start of the automaker’s electric vehicle production in the US.

// Chrysler Airflow Concept Introduces Graphite Persona At NYIAS

In contrast with the original Arctic White exterior, the Airflow Graphite sports a Galaxy Black paint and Cyprus Copper accents.

// Tesla Full Self Driving Beta V10.11.2 — Is It Better Or Worse? Answer: Yes!

On December 1, 2021, I passed Tesla’s safety test and was able to download FSD Beta V.10.5 to my car.

// CyberLandr Provides Details About Updated Prototype For Tesla Cybertruck

The update focuses on new interior features, including an “invisible” countertop cooktop that’s cool enough to touch.

// GM and Glencore strike cobalt supply deal

Cobalt is an essential material that provides EV batteries with energy density and longevity.

// Toyota Follows Tesla In Developing A Vision-Based Self-Driving System

The automotive brand hopes to use low-cost cameras to collect data and “train” the system for real-world driving.

// Q&A – The ID.Buzz with Carsten Intra

Volkswagen has shown the production model versions of its new all-electric ID. Buzz and ID. Buzz Cargo, which goes on…

// Iconic Investor Ron Baron Supports Tesla Stock For The Long Haul

Baron plans to hold Tesla stock for at least another eight years, noting that Musk’s Twitter investment is “meaningless.”


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