HOT TOPIC

// 2022 Super Bowl LVI EV ads: Sopranos’ Silverado EV, Dr. EVil, Zeus and the iX, more

Electric vehicles are hot, and the ad lineup for this year’s Super Bowl Sunday underscores that.

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// Analysis: Michigan To Get Over 18,000 Jobs With Build Back Better Act

Lansing, Michigan — A new NRDC analysis shows that the Build Back Better agenda, as it currently stands, has the potential to significantly accelerate clean energy investment, economic activity, and job growth in Michigan.

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THE FLEX // SALES AND STATISTICS NEWS

// Tesla = 10.5% of California Auto Market in 4th Quarter

I recently wrote about Tesla model leadership — and other EV model leadership — in California. The article included 8 original charts I recommend looking at. However, that report was just about the models.

// China: MIC Tesla Wholesale Shipments Near 60,000 In January 2022

As usual, in the first month of a quarter, most of the cars were exported.


GO JUICE // BATTERY AND ALTERNATIVE FUELS NEWS

// Study: Hydrogen fuel-cell opportunity window has passed for cars, diminished for trucks

Even in trucking, where the need for large battery packs has been a limiting factor, battery-electric vehicles outnumber fuel-cell vehicles and aren’t expected to lose ground—although fuel-cell tech might make sense for some applications.

// Watch Why A CCS Adapter Might Be Important For Tesla In The US

In Europe, all new Tesla EVs are natively compatible with CCS.

// Federal EV charging network: $5 billion over five years, now states have to submit plans

The Interstate highways and Alternative Fuel Corridors are the start, and for the total five-year period, funding ranges between just under $17 million for the District of Columbia, to $407 million for Texas.

// US: Tritium Will Build DC Fast Charger Manufacturing Facility

The company targets 10,000 units per year with a potential of 30,000.


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

// Lexus Drops More Photos Of Future All-Electric LFA Successor

Lexus says the 0-62 mph time will be “in the low two-second range” and it will cover more than 435 miles (700 km) on a full charge.

// First Electric Ferrari Supercar Is Coming Together — Get A Sneak Peek!

The first electric Ferrari will look a lot like the last ICE Ferrari … and that’s a good thing!

// Transport Canada Issues Recall For Tesla’s Heating Problems

Some Tesla owners in cold climates have been dealing with a lack of heat and proper defrosting for months.

// George Soros Placed $2 Billion Loser Bet On Rivian

Billionaire investor, philanthropist, and noted QAnon/GOP boogeyman George Soros bought a $2 billion stake in electric truck startup Rivian in the quarter ended Dec. 31,

// Is Tesla Building Another Car Factory In China?

A news report out of China claims that Tesla is at least testing the waters regarding a second gigafactory in the country.


ONE LINERS // STRAIGHT TO THE POINT