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Tesla has broken ground on a new factory located in Lathrop, California. The facility will exclusively produce Megapacks – Tesla’s largest battery used for stationary energy storage. Megapacks were first introduced in 2019 and have since been manufactured alongside Powerpacks and Powerwalls at Gigafactory Nevada. However, soon Megapacks will be produced in their own unique
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Panasonic, one of the pioneers of automotive lithium-ion batteries and currently one of the top three EV battery manufacturers (see report for January-July 2021 here), says that its automotive battery business is entering a new phase. The Japanese company has been engaged in batteries since 1931 and its first lithium-ion cells for automotive (1865-type cylindrical
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Whenever I close my eyes to fantasize about police vehicles, it’s a foregone conclusion that I’m thinking about a Ford Crown Victoria. The model had a two-decade lifespan occupying departmental motor pools as the de facto police cruiser. But it’s been out of action since 2012, leaving a gigantic hole in governmental order forms that
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Just thirteen years after the first Roadster deliveries, Tesla has become perhaps the most salient U.S. automaker. Whether it’s the compact sedan or crossover segment, it’s more than apparent that Tesla is the most popular electric car brand.  Instead of simply building electric cars, Tesla built an icon based upon an ecosystem and a lifestyle.
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General Motors has good news for Chevrolet Bolt EV and Chevrolet Bolt EUV owners affected by the massive battery recall. LG Energy Solution‘s plants in Holland and Hazel Park, Michigan have resumed production of battery cells and battery modules with updated manufacturing processes. Moreover,  LG is adding capacity to provide more cells to GM, which
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The Ford Mustang Mach-E is expected to get a major over-the-air software update related to its fast charging capability as soon as this Winter. Darren Palmer, Ford General Manager Electric Vehicles, revealed a few interesting details during today’s InsideEVs Podcast when he was asked by about the Mach-E issues and specific charging curve (see our analysis
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The global xEV (BEVs, PHEVs, HEVs) battery market continues to expand at a very high speed, more than doubling year-over-year in July. According to SNE Research, the total battery capacity installed in passenger xEVs registered in July amounted to 20.7 GWh, which is 113% more than a year ago. The number includes only battery capacity
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New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed into law a bill that effectively makes the sale of new gasoline-powered automobiles illegal within the state after 2035. On Wednesday, the state’s new governor took the brave step of copying California in deciding that all new passenger cars and light-duty trucks be zero-emission models within the next 14 years. Though she
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LG Chem’s LG Energy Solution is expected to expand its EV battery offer with the LFP (lithium iron phosphate) lithium-ion chemistry (the oldest one), which is gaining popularity again. So far, LG Energy Solution was focused on the NCM (nickel, cobalt, manganese) cathode chemistry and new NCMA (nickel, cobalt, manganese and aluminum) to achieve the best
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We got our hands on an early build of the Grizzl-E Smart and tested it out for a few weeks before putting together our full charging stating review. The Grizzl-E Smart is a 40-amp WiFi-connected smart charger from United Chargers and is now available for purchase for $539.00.  We found the Grizzl-E Smart to be
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Ford brand continues to report significant sales drop in the U.S. – in August by almost 33% year-over-year to 119,022 due to semiconductor-related production constraints. That’s deeper than in July (-31%). On the other hand, the electrified vehicle segment – xEVs (BEVs, PHEVs, HEVs) – expanded 67% year-over-year to 8,756. That’s about 7.4% of the
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This article comes to us courtesy of EVANNEX, which makes and sells aftermarket Tesla accessories. The opinions expressed therein are not necessarily our own at InsideEVs, nor have we been paid by EVANNEX to publish these articles. We find the company’s perspective as an aftermarket supplier of Tesla accessories interesting and are happy to share its content free
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Kia America announced today the 2022 model year Kia Niro EV, which was slightly refreshed and better equipped as standard. On the outside, the Niro EV now has the new Kia badging on the front grille, the tailgate, steering wheel hub and wheel center caps. The biggest change is probably that the 10.25-inch touchscreen is
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Nissan has announced that it plans to launch an all-new, all-electric minivehicle in Japan (aka kei car) in early FY21 (from April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023). It’s a joint project with Mitsubishi, Nissan’s alliance partner, through the NMKV Co., Ltd. 50/50 joint venture. It means that most likely we will see similar electric
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