HOT TOPIC

// Volkswagen ID. Buzz Finally Debuts After Months Of Teasing

For now, the model will only be sold in Europe, in a rear-wheel drive, short-wheelbase configuration.

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// Senators & Tesla Still Tussling Over Autopilot & “Full Self Driving”

Do Tesla Autopilot and “Full Self Driving” (which is not full self-driving) present a public safety risk or not?

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// Porsche Taycan Production Halted Due To Components Shortage

The parts supply issue spreads in Europe to more brands.

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THE FLEX // SALES AND STATISTICS NEWS

// US: Three Tesla Models On Top Of BEV Sales Chart In January 2022

Registration data suggests that Tesla controls almost three-quarters of the market.

// Tesla Already Leading US Luxury Car Registrations Per Experian Data

Tesla’s US January 2022 registrations were up a whopping 49% year over year amid a host of constraints.

// Global Plug-In Car Sales: Chinese Models Dominate Top 20 In January 2022

The Tesla Model Y was #1, but the Tesla Model 3 weakened.


GO JUICE // BATTERY AND ALTERNATIVE FUELS NEWS

// PG&E and General Motors collaborate on EV backup power

Bidirectional charging technology home power trial.

// Louisiana Will Get $75 Million For EV Infrastructure

Louisiana will receive around $75 million for EV infrastructure, the Office of the Governor announced in February.

// Tesla Megapacks Help Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula Reduce Its Reliance On Fossil Fuels

The Megapack battery energy storage system will have to withstand temperatures as low as -30°F (-34.4°C).

// Aston Martin And Britishvolt To Develop High-Performance Batteries

The custom cylindrical battery cell technology will be used in Aston Martin’s first all-electric vehicle in 2025.

// Tesla Expands Free Supercharging To All Of Poland And Slovakia

Tesla continues to help Ukraine in the midst of the Russian invasion.

// Posco to build EV battery precursor plant in South Korea

Korean steelmaker expanding EV battery materials offer.


BEST OF THE REST // TODAY’S BIG STORIES

// 3 Automotive Trends To Look For In 2022

What trends can we lookout for this year in the automotive space? Cars.com, a car-shopping marketplace, identified three trends driving [the] consumer motor vehicle business for the year.

// More EVs likely means less pollution from utilities, not more: Here’s why

Relatively simple strategies like smart charging and time-of-use rates will help smooth utilities’ loads and get the most from renewables.


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

// Chevrolet Previews Sporty All-Electric Blazer SS

Chevrolet has just released a video teaser of the upcoming all-electric Chevrolet Blazer SS model, which is promised to debut later this year.

// Tesla CEO Elon Musk Asks Judge To Block SEC Subpoena

The CEO claims the SEC is relentlessly trying to limit his freedom of speech.

// Do tighter federal heavy-duty truck emissions standards look beyond internal combustion?

Environmental groups claim the EPA’s proposed standards should do more to encourage deployment of electric trucks.

// Motiv Medium-Duty EV Drives 150+ Miles Hauling 3 Tons Of Payload

That’s thanks to two Aries LFP battery packs totaling 156 kWh supplied by Our Next Energy (ONE).

// The Limited Range Of Electric Vehicles As A Blessing For Peace

I’m a Russian scientist writing a large book about the past, present, and future of electric vehicles.

// ANALYST NOTE – Tesla’s China sales and production expansion strategy

GlobalData analyst note considers Tesla’s growth forecasts to 2029


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