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// Porsche Ramps Up Its Electric Car Plans

Battery-electric versions of the Porsche Boxster and Cayman are coming.

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// Audi Mulling Over Fully Fledged RS6 E-Tron

The German marque is considering making an RS6 e-tron as it looks to electrify its performance lineup.

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// Car Interiors Being Influenced By Tesla

Tesla’s vehicles have been setting the standards for traditional automakers in a handful of ways

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THE FLEX // SALES AND STATISTICS NEWS

// Hyundai Ioniq 5 Wholesale Shipments Exceeded 10,000 In February

More than 2,500 were delivered in the U.S., while in Europe, the company sold over 2,700.

// Tesla Model 3 & Model Y Top EV Sales In Germany In February

With the chip crisis still raging, disruption is the order of the day, and one can say that anything goes right now in Germany.

// Kia EV6 Wholesale Shipments Near 7,000 In February 2022

More than 2,000 units were sold in both the U.S. and Europe.

// Tesla Maintains Massive Lead In US Electric Car Sales

Compelling competition is coming, but Tesla is simply growing too fast.


GO JUICE // BATTERY AND ALTERNATIVE FUELS NEWS

// Can Tesla Meet 2022 Goals For In-House Battery Production?

Lithium-ion batteries are the storage technology of choice in state-of-the-art EVs, leading to substantial growth in global battery production.

// CEO: Porsche plans to build charging network, 718 sports car going electric

Porsche’s charging network will be for owners and customers of the brand, although it plans to keep supporting existing infrastructure.

// Report: Stellantis And LGES’s Battery Plant Might Be Built In Canada

An official announcement is expected next week.

// Report: CATL Might Build An 80 GWh Battery Plant In North America

The company reportedly seeks a site in the US, Canada, or Mexico.

// Samsung SDI Builds Solid-State Battery Pilot Facility

The company would like to become the #1 player in solid-state batteries.


BEST OF THE REST // TODAY’S BIG STORIES

// Up close with the Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX: Slipping into a not-so-distant future

The EQXX isn’t a far-out concept car with hypothetical tech; it hints at upcoming compact and mid-size models that could boast breakthrough efficiency.

// Stellantis CEO Confident, “Not Arrogant,” Of Catching Up With Tesla

Carlos Tavares believes Stellantis has what it takes to catch up with North America’s EV leader in the next couple of years.


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

// 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE: Electric sedan sized like Model S arrives late 2022

The EQE is sized closely to the Tesla Model S and loaded with tech features like rear-axle steering. It arrives in late 2022.

// 2022 GMC Hummer EV Sees First Recall For Taillight Malfunction

Fortunately, only 10 trucks are affected and GM says it has already fixed all of them, well ahead of schedule.

// Full Self Driving – Elon Musk Sheds Light On Tesla’s ‘Only Path’ Forward

Elon Musk has shed some light on what he sees as the “only path to success” for broad full self-driving capability.

// Tesla FSD Beta V. 10.11 Seen From The Sky

Tesla Full Self Driving beta tester Whole Mars Catalog has shared a neat video of Tesla’s FSD Beta v.10.11 as seen from the sky.

// Cross-industry European coalition calls for “robust” electrification policy

The lobby groups launched their first common appeal to policymakers at a cross-industry roundtable in Belgium.

// Why Tesla Halted $1 Billion Bond Raise

Tesla recently made the financial news again by halting a more than $1 billion offering of bonds that were backed by leases on its EVs.

// ZF’s vision of sustainable next-generation mobility

ZF has developed smart technologies with advanced core intelligence that bring safe, automated, and electrified vehicles to new levels.


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