June 22nd, 2022

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// Elon Musk moves Tesla layoff target from 10% to 3% of employees

Elon Musk has now moved the target for the new wave of layoffs at Tesla from 10% reduction of the workforce to 3% of employees.

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// Honda Begins Taking Orders for e:NP1 In China

Honda and GAC are ready to start taking pre-orders for the e:NP1, an affordable 5-door compact SUV for China.


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// Kroger, the US’s largest supermarket chain, is adding more level 2 and 3 EV chargers

Kroger, the largest supermarket chain in the US and the second-largest retailer overall behind Walmart, is adding more DC fast and level 2 Volta EV chargers to its stores.


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// In-wheel motor co-developed by Lightyear and Elaphe reaches 97% energy efficiency during testing

Solar EV company Lightyear says the EV powertrain it has co-developed with in-wheel-drive technology company Elaphe is the most efficient production EV powertrain in the world.

// Norway Rethinks Its Incentive Package For Electric Cars

If anyone wants to know how to transition from conventional cars to electric cars in a short amount of time, just take a look at Norway.


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// 2023 Honda HR-V is a hybrid system away from greatness

Honda is the fuel economy leader, and yet the latest American HR-V is near the back of the pack in mpg.

// The Not Too Distant Future

In the not too distant future, as the gap between the energy-rich and the energy-poor widens, a dystopian landscape faces us.

// Automakers Front & Centre at Noosa EV Expo — But We’re Still Needed to Debunk Disinformation

It was hard to miss the glossy BMW iX3 and iX4 at the recent Noosa EV Expo in Australia. There were also Hyundai Konas, a Mazda MX 30, and a couple of Ioniq 5s.

// I’m Having Gas Anxiety!

I’m away on vacation and, so, in place of my everyday EV, I’m driving an internal combustion engine (ICE) car. I acknowledge that anytime I switch from one vehicle to another, I have to build in some necessary adaptation time.


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