June 23rd, 2022

HOT TOPIC

// Tesla Tops Cars.com American-Made Index, Model Y Claims Lead

The American-Made Index ranks the top new vehicles that contribute the most to the US economy.

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// Redwood Materials will help Toyota reuse and recycle hybrid

J.B. Straubel’s Redwood will help reuse and recycle batteries from hybrid cars, helping Toyota to further reduce its environmental footprint.

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THE FLEX // LAUNCHES, SALES, AND STATS

// First drive in the Lightyear 0: A genuine solar EV is closer than ever to becoming reality

For the last decade, the cofounders at Lightyear have been working to defy one single, formidable statement – a solar EV cannot be done.

// This New ABB Facility Will Produce One DC Fast Charger Every 20 Minutes

It will be able to produce more than 10,000 units annually.


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GO JUICE // BATTERY AND ALTERNATIVE FUELS NEWS

// VW Opens US Battery Research Lab

In another article, I briefly discussed Volkswagen’s plans to build a battery production facility and another automotive factory in the United States.

// New Batteries, Battery Safety, Inspiration — Interview With ZapBatt CEO Charlie Welch, Part 2

ZapBatt CEO Charlie Welch recently discussed batteries, solving climate change, and battery recycling with me.

// Biden to propose gas tax suspension – a Band-Aid on an open wound

President Biden is preparing to propose a three-month gas tax suspension to Congress, but at this point, it’s only a Band-Aid on a big open wound.


BEST OF THE REST // TODAY’S FAVOURITES

// 2024 Polestar 5 Realistically Rendered Based On Patent Images

While clearly inspired by the Precept, the Polestar 5 flagship EV will not be a carbon copy of the concept when it launches in 2024.

// Volkswagen Previews Aero Sedan, Studies Grid Integration For Electric Cars

Volkswagen continues to push the EV revolution forward with new electric cars and grid stabilization strategies.


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

// Tesla Cybertruck design is ‘finally locked’ and gets an updated timeline

After several revisions, Elon Musk says that the final Tesla Cybertruck design is “finally locked,” and he updated the timeline to production for mid-2023.

// GM Idling Hummer EV Plant To Prepare For Production Expansion

The four-week pause will be used to retool Factory Zero for new products, including Chevrolet Silverado EV and GMC Sierra Denali EV.

// Tom Morton Drives His 62 KWh Nissan Leaf 345 KM Non-Stop From Kisumu To Nairobi!

Kenya is one of the best places for electric vehicles. The grid is very green, with over 90% of electricity generated from renewable energy…

// Rivian will install a wind turbine to power new R1 electric vehicles’ first charge

Rivian plans to install a 2.8-megawatt wind turbine on the east side of its Normal, Illinois, manufacturing plant.


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