June 21st, 2022

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// Tesla cars are banned from Chinese town over spying fear

Tesla cars have been banned from entering Beidaihe, a Chinese resort town, for two months over concerns about spying amid a meeting of the country’s leadership.

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// From rickshaws to renewables: Automakers are focused on EV batteries’ second life

Repurposing EV batteries could help expand renewable energy, as well as help, solve waste challenges—and it’s already led to some creative uses.

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THE FLEX // LAUNCHES, SALES, AND STATS

// Ford Sets EV Sales Record, Again

Last month, we covered Ford’s greatly expanding EV sales. It turns out, it was just getting started. For May (May numbers come out in June), Ford made even bigger sales numbers compared to May of last year.

// VW Targets Annual Output Of 130,000 ID. Buzz EVs From Hanover

As production of the ID. Buzz and ID. Buzz Cargo started earlier this month at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ flagship plant in Hanover, Germany, the automaker has released some interesting manufacturing numbers.


GO JUICE // BATTERY AND ALTERNATIVE FUELS NEWS

// BASF is going to build a commercial battery-recycling, black-mass plant

Global chemical giant BASF is going to build a commercial battery-recycling, black-mass plant in Schwarzheide, a town in Brandenburg, eastern Germany.


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BEST OF THE REST // TODAY’S FAVOURITES

// Tesla’s chief designer is selling new interiors for Tesla cars through Unplugged Performance

Tesla Chief Designer Franz von Holzhausen is starting to sell new interiors for Tesla cars through a partnership between his new company and Unplugged Performance, a longtime Tesla tuner and aftermarket part company.

// Forget range anxiety: Study suggests non-EV drivers underestimate capabilities

About 30% of respondents mistakenly believed an EV battery pack lacked the capacity to cover their daily-driving habits.


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

// Michigan Sheriff Stops Responding Because Gas Prices Are Too High

Here at CleanTechnica, we’ve been saying for YEARS that anyone running a fleet should seriously consider electric vehicles as a way to mitigate the impact of fluctuating gas prices.

// Report: Shanghai Will Subsidize EV Purchases With 10,000 Yuan Per Unit For Rest Of 2022

Shanghai will subsidize battery electric vehicle purchases within its borders with 10,000 yuan (~$1,500) per unit for the rest of 2022,

// Can Happier Camper’s HC1 Make EV Camping Happier?

One of the things that makes EVs work well is efficiency. Not only are their drivetrains more efficient (thermal losses are far lower), but EV makers tend to squeeze out other efficiencies to maximize range.


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