// Stellantis is investing in Canada for EV manufacturing—and battery brain trust
The new investment is part of an initiative announced last summer to spend about $35 billion over five years, with four platforms to provide electrified architectures it can scale across its 14 brands and anything from minicars to big trucks and vans.
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// 2023 Cadillac Lyriq AWD Makes 500 Horsepower, Can Tow 3,500 Pounds
Cadillac also announced a more exact range estimate for the Lyriq RWD: 312 miles.
// Tesla Giga Shanghai Expected To Reach 90,000 Monthly Production Rate
Tesla’s Giga Shanghai is expected to reach 90,000 monthly production rate after its upcoming expansion according to a report shared on Twitter.
// Plug-In Car Sales Surge To New Records In California And US In Q1 2022
More than 200,000 rechargeable cars were sold during the quarter, including over 80,000 in California.
// Analyst Sheds Light On Tesla’s Massive Q2 2022 Delivery Potential
Tesla’s Fremont factory is reportedly cranking out cars at 10 to 20% above capacity.
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// Watch This VW e-Golf Battery Degradation Test After 6-Years/30k Miles
The estimated range and battery capacity drop is less than 7%.
// Benchmark Minerals launches price index for cathode raw materials
Price-reporting and market data company Benchmark Mineral Intelligence has launched an index for tracking the price changes of the raw materials in cathodes.
// Here’s The Big Picture On Charging Infrastructure In Europe
A 55-page report goes in-depth to analyze the current and future outlook for charging in Europe.
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// Lexus engineering boss: 800-volt system done, electric is the future
More innovation, faster charging, and longer range is coming, but Lexus hints at a long-game approach, and different U.S. priorities, in rolling out EV tech.
// GM execs’ pay will be tied to reaching EV targets
In a recent interview, General Motors CEO Mary Barra said that a “significant part” of the company’s long-term executive compensation will be contingent upon reaching specific electrification targets,
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// Ford F-150 Lightning home power backup system has a price tag, though installation costs will vary
The $3,895 system includes an inverter, disconnect switch, and a battery pack (yet unspecified) to allow the functionality, but owners will need an extra-cost installation plus the Ford Charge Station Pro.
// Tesla Giga Berlin Celebrates Girls Day 2022
Tesla’s Giga Berlin recently celebrated Girls Day 2022 by inviting over 60 girls from the State of Brandenberg to visit Giga Berlin, Moz.de, reports…
// US announces more EV components funding
$60 million to support second-life applications.
// Electric Buses Improve Human Health, Reduce Fatigue
The health of residents living alongside a bus route in Gothenburg became considerably better when hybrid buses were replaced by buses fully powered by…
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