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// 2023 Lexus RZ 450e Shows Its Steering Yoke Ahead Of April 20 Reveal

It’s the first peek inside the Lexus RZ 450e, which appears to offer a similar steer-by-wire system to the Toyota bZ4X.

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// NHTSA investigates LG batteries behind EV recalls for GM, Hyundai, others

The NHTSA review, which covers 138,324 vehicles, aims to ensure that all defective batteries have been recalled by the automakers.

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// If You’re Attending The Tesla Cyber Rodeo, Be Sure To Check Out The FAQs & Guidelines

If you’re attending Tesla’s Cyber Rodeo at Giga Texas on Thursday, be sure to check out its guidelines and frequently asked questions (FAQ) section.

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THE FLEX // SALES AND STATISTICS NEWS

// Rivian Built 2,553 Vehicles In Q1 2022, Delivered 1,227

Although the Q1 figures paint a rather slow start to the year, Rivian stands by its production target of 25,000 vehicles for 2022.

// BYD claims China NEV sales record

Battery electric model sales rose 229.2% to 53,664 units.

// Tesla Production, Deliveries Graphed Through Q1 2022: Another Record

The company averaged 100,000+ units per month in Q1 2022.

// Global Plug-In Electric Car Sales Doubled In February 2022

The Tesla Model Y strengthened its position as the #1 electric car model.

// Germany Plugin Auto Sales Reach 26% Of Auto Market

Auto Production, Including Tesla’s, is At Risk From Energy Cuts


GO JUICE // BATTERY AND ALTERNATIVE FUELS NEWS

// Engineering Explained: Yes, The Grid Can Handle EVs

We’ve all seen it. Insufferable fanatics of fossil fuels, seeking to win an argument against electric vehicles, pull out what they think is the ultimate argument against them:

// CATL To Open 8 GWh Battery Cell Plant In Germany Later This Year

The Thuringia factory’s production capacity will be later extended to 14 GWh a year after a total investment of $2 billion.

// Li-Cycle CSO Kunal Phalpher Talks Batteries & More

Li-Cycle’s Chief Strategy Officer, Kunal Phalpher, took time to chat with me on a call about the progress the company has made,


BEST OF THE REST // TODAY’S BIG STORIES

// VW ID Buzz Self-Driving Passenger And Cargo Vans On The Way

The first Buzz-based robotaxi will debut in Hamburg, Germany in 2025.

// Road Going EVs From Renault’s Alpine To Feature F1 Aero Tech

The aim is to not only improve performance but also efficiency and range too.

// Sono Sion solar EV will be built in Finland, not Sweden, in a change of manufacturing partners

Valmet Automotive will start making the Sion in the second half of 2023, according to Sono Motors—at the same facility as the Lightyear One solar car.


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

// Tata Curvv Concept Is A Coupe-SUV That Has Hardly Any Curves

This upright and angular study previews a production model coming in two years’ time with a pure-electric powertrain.

// GM Canada announces plans for Ingersoll and Oshawa plants

Production of BrightDrop electric delivery vans will begin at CAMI Assembly in December 2022.

// US: Ford Mustang Mach-E Sales Decreased In March 2022, But…

Production accelerated to a record level, which suggests that sales will improve in the following months.

// Chevy Bolt Production Restarts With Upgraded Battery

The Chevy Bolt and Bolt EUV are back in production.

// US: Audi BEV Sales Decreased In Q1 2022 By 25% YOY

There were no Audi Q4 e-tron deliveries in Q1.


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