June 20th, 2022

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// Tesla achieves production of 1,000 cars in a week at Gigafactory Berlin

Tesla announced that it has achieved production of 1,000 Model Y vehicles in a week at Gigafactory Berlin. This is an important milestone – though the automaker originally planned to achieve it in April.

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// Hyundai Plug-In Car Wholesale Shipments Exceeded 20,000 In May 2022

Despite challenges, plug-in car sales reached another record. Hyundai reports that its global vehicle sales in May amounted to 324,039 units, which is 0.5% less than a year ago.

// A Ford Tops EV Sales In Germany In May — Yes, Ford!

With multiple crises raging (chips, batteries, covid, Ukraine war…), disruption is the order of the day, and one can say that anything goes right now in Germany.

// Netherlands: Plug-In Car Sales Keep Growing In May 2022

Passenger car sales in the Netherlands are falling, just like in most of the other European markets. In May, the number of new registrations decreased by 7% year-over-year. However, when it comes to plug-in electric cars, we can see that so far this year are up every month.


GO JUICE // BATTERY AND ALTERNATIVE FUELS NEWS

// Why wireless charging matters for electric cars

Wireless charging might seem like an expensive upsell for EVs at first, but once you have it there’s no going back.

// Tesla & North Platte Runza To Bring 8 Superchargers To Nebraska

Tesla and North Platte Runza are bringing eight new Superchargers to Nebraska, reports. Josh Catlett’s family has owned the south Runza on Dewey and Leota Street for just over two decades.


BEST OF THE REST // TODAY’S FAVOURITES

// BMW M5 plug-in hybrid spied looking glued to the road

You’d better get used to seeing M prototypes with stickers saying “hybrid test vehicle” because the M2 G87 debuting in October will be Bavaria’s last performance model to do away with electrification.

// How Well Does The Rivian R1T Take Tow-Charging?

Manufacturers don’t really want you to use electric vehicles’ regenerative braking to charge the battery, but it adds back range surprisingly quickly as has been demonstrated many times before.


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

// Audi Is Suing Chinese Automaker Nio Over Its Naming Strategy

Audi has filed a lawsuit against Nio – one of China’s most renowned EV manufacturers. Audi filed the lawsuit in a Munich court last week. The German marque believes that two of Nio’s models, the ES6 and ES8, sound unnecessarily similar to two of Audi’s vehicles, the S6 and S8.

// Hummer And Cadillac EVs In Europe?

GM Is Reportedly Considering It GM currently has almost no presence in Europe.

// Does Wall Street Investor Cathie Wood’s Recent Tesla Purchase Predict the Stock’s New Bottom?

Perhaps one of Tesla’s most prominent supporters today is Ark Invest, led by bullish investor Cathie Wood, who got much of Tesla’s skyrocketing stock through 2019–2021 right in the years prior.


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