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// Volvo And Northvolt’s Battery Gigafactory Will Be Built In Sweden

The two partners selected Gothenburg, Sweden, close to Volvo Cars’ largest car plant.

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THE FLEX // SALES AND AWARDS NEWS

// Can You Guess Why Ford’s Net Income Soared In Q4 2021?

Ford’s reported net profit includes a massive $8.2 billion gain on its Rivian investment.

// UK LCV sales slow as electric van uptake grows

Weakest start to a year since 2013.

// Norway: BEV Share Hits Record, PHEVs Collapse In January 2022

New electric car models happened to be the most popular last month.

// Norway: Porsche Taycan Outsold All Gas Cars Combined Last Month

This is in the country where 19 out of the 20 best-selling vehicles were electric last month.

// Electric Cars Help Cut UK Transportation Emissions By 11.2%

Sales of electric cars are rising in the UK, which has led to a drop in carbon emissions from the transportation sector.

// XPeng EV Sales More Than Doubled In January 2022 To Almost 13,000

The company is now upgrading its plant to increase the production rate.


GO JUICE // BATTERY AND ALTERNATIVE FUELS NEWS

// Automated “charging robot” claims wireless-charging convenience with a physical connection

An automated connector that extends from a charging pad would provide some of the same benefits of wireless charging.

// Tesla Secures Natural Graphite Anode Source In Louisiana

It seems every week we learn that Tesla is working to secure more raw materials for its batteries.

// Wisconsin Wants To Open Up Electricity Sales For EV Charging, But Restrict Solar-Powered EV Chargers

There are two new Wisconsin bills with a focus on solar-powered electric vehicle chargers making their way through the Wisconsin state legislature.

// US: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car Sales Rebounded In 2021

It was a record year, but the volume remains marginal.

// Tesla Electric Vehicle Connection Buries Ford’s Solid-State Battery News

Ford’s Tesla connection got people talking this week, but solid-state electric vehicle battery technology is also part of the company’s big EV plans


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

// Airstream eStream: Electric travel trailer could boost range or mpg, upgrade the whole experience

The eStream is a proof of concept for how the classic travel-trailer experience can be updated for the EV age.

// White House, EPA ask USPS to reconsider sidelining EVs for next-generation mail truck contract

When the contract was announced, the USPS said 9 out of 10 new mail trucks would have tailpipes, but claimed more vehicles could be converted to electric power at a later date.

// Lightning eMotors Strikes Deal To Electrify Medium-Duty GM Platforms

Colorado-based company will electrify GM trucks for applications such as school buses, shuttle buses, and delivery trucks.

// BMW Gilds Zero-Emission Mobility Lily: Free EV Charging, Low-Carbon Steel

BMW throws free EV charging, low carbon steel, and green hydrogen into the zero-emission mobility stew.


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