// 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.
- InsideEVs.com says China Resort Town Bans Tesla’s EVs Over Spying Concerns
// 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.
- InsideEVs.com says E-Rickshaws Powered By Used Audi E-Tron Batteries Coming To India
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.
GO JUICE // ONE LINERS
- Seattle Offers Utility Pole EV Chargers To City Residents
- Blink Charging acquires SemaConnect
- Western States Try To Weasel Their Way Out Of Rural EV Charging
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.
BEST OF THE REST // ONE LINERS
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.
IN OTHER NEWS // ONE LINERS
- Tesla lays off head of LGBTQ+ and diversity lead amid Musk’s ‘woke mind virus’
- Watch 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning Charge Teslas At Supercharger Site
- Engineering Explained Praises Rivian R1T’s “Holy Grail Of AWD Systems”
- Rivian R1T Electric Truck Maximum Payload And Impact On Range