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Mon, 27 Jun 2022 11:55:00 -0400


Aptera batteries, drop-in EV conversion, electric school buses, EV efficiency: Today’s Car News
Posted on Monday June 27, 2022


Category : Today in Car News

Author : Bengt Halvorson

Design for new Aptera electric car, Aug 2019A drop-in conversion will turn classic Land Rovers into EVs. We look at what it's like to drive an electric school bus. Aptera reveals what will power its 1,000-mile EV—well, other than the sun. And U.S. vehicle standards don't recognize the upstream emissions from EVs; is that a lost opportunity? This and more, here at Green Car Reports...



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Mon, 27 Jun 2022 11:45:00 -0400


Aptera chooses EVE Energy 2170 cells for 1,000-mile solar-supplemented EV
Posted on Monday June 27, 2022


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Author : Bengt Halvorson

Aptera testing alpha prototypeCalifornia’s Aptera Motors today confirmed its battery supplier for its upcoming solar-supplemented, hyper-efficient three-wheeled cars: China’s EVE Energy. It plans to use cylindrical cells, in the same 2170 format that’s been used in the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y, as well as the Rivian R1T and others. The cells from EVE use NMC...



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Mon, 27 Jun 2022 09:30:00 -0400


EV efficiency, upstream emissions not included in US vehicle standards: Lost opportunity?
Posted on Monday June 27, 2022


Category : emissions

Author : Stephen Edelstein

2022 GMC Hummer EV fitted with accessories - 2021 SEMA showElectric cars don't produce "tailpipe" emissions, but their overall carbon emissions are not zero. It's time for federal efficiency standards to reflect that, argues the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). The majority of EVs get their electricity from the grid, which in the United States is still 60% fossil-fueled, the group...



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Mon, 27 Jun 2022 08:00:00 -0400


Drop-in electric conversion kit for Land Rover Defender: Make your own electric SUV
Posted on Monday June 27, 2022


Category :

Author : Stephen Edelstein

Electrogenic Land Rover Defender EV conversionThe current-generation Land Rover Defender doesn't offer an all-electric powertrain, but it's now possible to convert older models to electric power. The conversion kit comes from Electrogenic, a United Kingdom-based company that specializes in electric conversions of classic cars. It's converted a wide range of classics into EVs, including a...



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Sun, 26 Jun 2022 08:00:00 -0400


What it's like to drive an electric school bus
Posted on Sunday June 26, 2022


Category :

Author : Brian Wong

Lion C Electric School BusLike most American school children, I have enduring memories of traveling in big yellow school buses and inhaling big diesel fumes. Companies like Lion Electric are looking to change the diesel school bus experience by offering a trio of electric school buses that will transform and make greener (not yellower) the school commute for students...



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Sat, 25 Jun 2022 08:00:00 -0400


EQXX sets record, Polestar 5 confirmed, wireless EV charging makes sense: The Week in Reverse
Posted on Saturday June 25, 2022


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Author : Robert Duffer

Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX 1008-km runWhy does wireless charging matter for electric cars? What key ingredient is missing from making the redesigned 2023 Honda HR-V a great crossover? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending June 24, 2022. Remember when the Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX concept broke a record for...



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Fri, 24 Jun 2022 11:30:00 -0400


Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX concept breaks record with 746-mile trip on a single charge
Posted on Friday June 24, 2022


Category :

Author : Joel Feder

Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX 1,202-km runRecords are meant to be broken, even if you are the one that set them. On Thursday, Mercedes-Benz announced the Vision EQXX electric car concept broke its own distance record after driving 746 miles on a single charge. The trip saw the EQXX drive from Stuttgart, Germany to Silverstone race track in the UK, and wrapped up the last bit of charge...



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Fri, 24 Jun 2022 11:00:00 -0400


Biden's proposed gas-tax holiday has a lot of skeptics, from economists to environmentalists
Posted on Friday June 24, 2022


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Author : Stephen Edelstein

Gas pumpPresident Biden on Wednesday asked Congress for a three-month federal gas-tax holiday. Aimed at providing relief from high gas prices brought on by Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the policy is already drawing skepticism. If Congress approves the tax holiday, current federal fuel taxes of 24 cents per gallon for gasoline and 18 cents per gallon for...



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Fri, 24 Jun 2022 09:30:00 -0400


With in-wheel motors, Lightyear claims most efficient production powertrain in the world
Posted on Friday June 24, 2022


Category :

Author : Stephen Edelstein

Lightyear 0The Lightyear 0 solar-assisted electric car will use in-wheel motors from Slovenia's Elaphe as part of what Lightyear claims will be the most efficient powertrain in any production car. Lightyear announced the partnership with Elaphe earlier this month, claiming in a press release that the two companies work together to achieve "world-class...



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Thu, 23 Jun 2022 13:40:00 -0400


Toyota BZ4X and Subaru Solterra recalled for loose wheels
Posted on Thursday June 23, 2022


Category :

Author : Robert Duffer

2023 Toyota BZ4XThe BZ4X, Toyota's first mass-produced global EV, is being recalled for an increased risk that the wheels could loosen and come off the vehicle. The recall applies to the jointly developed Subaru Solterra as well, according to a report from Reuters on Wednesday. Sharp turns or sudden braking could cause a wheel bolt to loosen, which can cause the...



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Thu, 23 Jun 2022 10:00:00 -0400


Polestar 5 confirmed with 884 hp, 800-volt architecture
Posted on Thursday June 23, 2022


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Author : Stephen Edelstein

Polestar 5 prototype at the 2022 Goodwood Festival of SpeedThe Polestar 5 flagship EV will feature an 800-volt electrical architecture and powerful dual-motor all-wheel drive powertrain, Polestar confirmed Wednesday in a press release. Together, the two motors produce 884 hp and 663 lb-ft of torque. Polestar didn't break down specific outputs for each motor, but noted that the rear motor is more powerful...



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Thu, 23 Jun 2022 09:30:00 -0400


Union-made bonus for EV tax credit proposal is gone, Manchin confirms
Posted on Thursday June 23, 2022


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Author : Stephen Edelstein

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV and EV production startsDemocratic senator Joe Manchin on Tuesday said a proposed $4,500 EV tax-credit bonus for union-made vehicles is now gone from the Senate's version of the Build Back Better Act, according to Automotive News (subscription required). The bill, which was passed by the House of Representatives last year but has been held back by the Senate, includes a...



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Thu, 23 Jun 2022 08:00:00 -0400


Volkswagen teases US-bound ID.Aero electric sedan, due in concept form June 27
Posted on Thursday June 23, 2022


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Author : Stephen Edelstein

Volkswagen ID.Aero conceptVolkswagen plans to show an electric sedan concept June 27. Called the ID.Aero, it previews a future production model bound for the United States. The concept will share a design language and MEB platform with other ID-family models, VW said Wednesday in a press release. But at 16.4 feet long, it's possibly the largest-footprint model to be built...



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Wed, 22 Jun 2022 11:00:00 -0400


Tesla Model Y, Model 3 are the most American-made vehicles, annual study finds
Posted on Wednesday June 22, 2022


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Author : Bengt Halvorson

2022 Tesla lineup  (Courtesy of Tesla, Inc.)Tesla vehicles took four of the top six spots in the 2022 American-made Index, from Cars.com. The Tesla Model Y and Model 3 took the top two spots, as all of those models for the U.S. are made in either California or Texas. The Kentucky-built Corsair, which is offered in a plug-in hybrid Corsair Grand Touring, was ranked third. The Honda Passport...



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Wed, 22 Jun 2022 09:30:00 -0400


Redwood Materials will help Toyota reuse and recycle hybrid batteries
Posted on Wednesday June 22, 2022


Category : Batteries

Author : Stephen Edelstein

Toyota and Redwood Materials battery recyclingToyota on Tuesday announced plans to work with Tesla co-founder J.B. Straubel's Redwood Materials to reuse and recycle batteries from hybrid cars as a way to further reduce its environmental footprint. The partnership will initially focus on the "collection, testing, and recycling" of Toyota hybrid batteries, the automaker said in a press release...


 

 

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