Month: September 2021

Production of the 2022 Lucid Air started this week, adding another automaker to the North American roster. The manufacturer held an event on September 28th, inviting Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, relevant executives, big-time investors, select media outlets, and customers who dropped $170,000 to purchase the limited Dream Edition of the electric vehicle. While often framed as
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Battery analytics specialist Silver Power System (SPS) has partnered with Imperial College, the London EV Company and the Watt Electric Vehicle Company on a research program designed to predict battery lifespan. The Real-Time Electrical Digital Twin Operating Platform (REDTOP) project has created and trialed “digital twins” of real EV batteries. Built using data from a
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e-POWER features a 100% electric motor-driven system that provides responsive acceleration, smooth deceleration and cabin quietness similar to an EV, while removing the need for external charging thanks to an onboard gasoline engine that charges the battery pack when necessary. The e-POWER Sylphy is aimed to meet the demands of customers who expect excellent mobility
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By Joey Klender Posted on September 29, 2021 Wedbush analyst Dan Ives says September Tesla deliveries are on pace for “massive trajectory” Ives reiterates “Outperform” rating; holds $1,000 price target Tesla on pace for 230,000 deliveries, Ives predicts Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) is set for its biggest quarter in company history, according to Wedbush analyst and
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Here at Charged, we don’t usually repeat superlative claims—“the first, the biggest, the fastest”—we leave those to the Guinness Book of Records. In this case, however, we’ll make an exception. Ford says its plan to build two new manufacturing complexes in Tennessee and Kentucky represents “the largest ever manufacturing investment at one time by any
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In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): Most planned US battery storage is paired with solar. The solar industry boosts its targets to 30% solar by 2030. Ceylon Graphite makes a lithium-ion battery breakthrough. UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates. Tesla now offers
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The global electric racing championship Formula E has been a huge success by any measure. Automakers like Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Nissan, and Jaguar have embraced the series, which is surely the world’s most prominent showcase for electric vehicle performance. Charged attended the New York City E-Prix in July, and spoke with several execs from EV infrastructure
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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted, “Thank You” when Jeff Bezos, CEO of the rival space company, Blue Origin, congratulated Musk on the successful launch of the SpaceX Inspiration4 mission. So the two are friends, right? Well, not exactly. According to Forbes, at the time this article was first published, Elon Musk happened to be the
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Wards Annual Propulsion Awards Shift to EVs If you needed a more definitive marker for the imminent end of the internal combustion engine, look no further than Wards 27th annual 10 Best Engines & Propulsion Systems. For almost three decades this automotive trade publication has evaluated new powertrains and highlighted the best based on horsepower,
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Lucid announced today the official start of the series production of the Lucid Air luxury all-electric sedan at its factory in Casa Grande, Arizona. The first customer-quality cars (Dream Edition versions) rolled off the assembly line as the company launches the Lucid Production Preview Week events, during which customers, media, investors and policymakers will be able to
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I have become accustomed to running into the unexpected during my junkyard travels, finding everything from a JDM Nissan Fairlady Z to a bullet-riddled Cadillac from a Mythbusters episode to a British tank. That said, I never expected to find a four-year-old hydrogen fuel-cell car, more than a thousand miles from the only state in
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Sandy Munro gives his opinion on Toyota’s recent announcement of the solid state breakthrough and the very first industry solid state battery powered EV prototype by Toyota. Subscribe to Sandy’s channel at: https://www.youtube.com/MunroLive OUR SPONSOR: ❤️ VW ID.4 – Learn more at https://VW.com/ID4 IMPORTANT NOTICE: Sponsors of this channel do not in any way control
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Heating or cooling the interior cabin of an EV substantially affects the vehicle’s on-road efficiency, and the HVAC system often gets the proverbial “rented mule” treatment. In an ICE vehicle—particularly an underpowered one—there is a visceral reminder that running the AC, at least, costs something, since there is a palpable hit to acceleration whenever the
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Ford made a massive announcement today about accelerating electric vehicle production with a giant new factory to produce electric pickup trucks in Tennessee and three new battery gigafactories. The massive new project is called ‘Blue Oval City’. There’s a lot to unpack here, but here are the main new announcements: Blue Oval City is going
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GUANGZHOU, China–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HT Aero, an urban air mobility (UAM) company in which XPeng Inc. is an investor, today unveiled future urban usage scenarios for its fifth-generation flying vehicle XPeng X2 (“X2”), including autonomous flight take-off and landing for specific city scenarios, back-end scheduling, charging and flight control. XPeng X2 will present at the 13th Airshow China
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What to Know Before You Make the Big Step   This article may contain affiliate links. Buying your first car is a big step and one that you want to put a lot of thought into. With so many different cars out there, ranging from zero emission electrics to fire-breathing supercars, it can be difficult
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Ford has announced that it will lead America’s shift to electric vehicles with two new massive investments in the U.S. Together with its battery partner, SK Innovation, Ford will build manufacturing campuses – “mega-sites” – in Tennessee and Kentucky that will produce the next generation of electric F-Series trucks and the batteries (three gigafactories – total
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