There’s electric vehicle news galore. It’s coming in strong every day. There’s far too much to cover thoroughly. So, here’s another roundup of electric vehicle updates from around the EV market.
Electric Car News
2023 Cadillac LYRIQ drives closer to delivery
Polestar reduces greenhouse gas-emissions by 6% per car
Ford joins appeal to the EU for 100% all-electric vehicle sales by 2035
Fisker and Foxconn confirm Fisker PEAR production in Ohio
Microlino pioneer series unveiling & virtual launch event
“It’s time. It is a limited Microlino edition and the very first 999 vehicles running off the production line in Turin.
“The Pioneer Series is for all of you who have been supporting us since day one. The ones who reserved their Microlino almost 6 years ago when we first showed our Microlino concept car at the Geneva Car Show. Those of you who participated in all our surveys and helped us to bring the Microlino to life. You believed in us, despite the challenges.
“Cheers to you, you are all true Pioneers!
“The Pioneer Series will come in two distinct colors that are only available in this specific edition. We call them Atlantis Blue and Torino Aluminum. They both perfectly reflect the soul of the Microlino: a retro charm with a modern look.
“This edition will be limited to 999 vehicles, as an homage to our first innovation, the Micro Scooter that our founder Wim Oboter invented in 1999. Each Pioneer Series Microlino has its own unique number, visible on the inside.
“The Pioneer Series Microlinos are equipped with a 10.5 kWh battery, which will get you up to 177 km of range. They all have a sunroof for the ultimate summer feeling, premium interior in vegan leather and suede and portable Bluetooth speakers that seamlessly connect with your phone.
VIRTUAL LAUNCH EVENT
“Together with you we would like to celebrate the upcoming launch of the Microlino and invite you to join our virtual launch event which we will stream live on Youtube on Tuesday the 24th of May at 5 pm
“Apart from the launch dates of all the other editions and news about the start of the configurator, we will introduce the Pioneer Membership that will grant you lots of exclusive benefits. If you want to learn more, make sure to save the date.”
Norway to remove VAT exemption for electric cars
London and Los Angeles work together to tackle the climate emergency and air pollution as London exceeds key electric vehicle milestone
Audi to release fully electric A3, electric successor coming in 2027
Welcome back: Volkswagen e-up! available for order again
Hyundai IONIQ 5 named CUV of Texas by the Texas Auto Writers Association
Furniture Village fleet goes electric with PEUGEOT e-2008
ŠKODA AUTO launches production of MEB battery systems at Mladá Boleslav headquarters
Self-purifying electrolyte enables high energy Li-ion batteries
“TEOSCN molecules in electrolyte can effectively eliminate the reactive pernicious species, while the anions of FSI-dominate the interphase components with low-resistance on both graphite and Ni-rich NMC cathode although at an essentially low concentration. This self-purifying electrolyte system enables long-term cycling of the MCMB||NMC811 full-cells for 1000 cycles with an ultra-high capacity retention of 91% at 25°C and for 500 cycles with a retention of 81% at 60°C .
“Even in extreme cases, ie, exposed in the air for 1 h, this electrolyte can still allow stable charge-discharge cycling of MCMB||NMC811 full-cells without degradation, which can largely simplify the manufacturing processes of LIBs. The ‘self-purifying-plus-passivation’ strategy opens a promising frontier for the electrolyte engineering towards next-generation high-energy LIBs.”
Nuvve and Power Electronics reach an agreement to expand high-powered V2G charging line-up in North America and Europe
FreeWire Technologies announces new DC charger
Budapest Airport making giant strides with the installation of e-chargers
Charging in America: The Battle for Cleaner Air
“Clean air improves quality of life, yet the number of fossil-fueled cars on the road is making the fight for cleaner air more of an uphill battle. In a new video by Electrify America, the EV charging company explains how automakers push for more electric transportation is playing a role in the fight for a better planet.”
Click here to view video.
“Charging in America” is an informational series providing news, background, consumer tips and a behind-the-scenes look at electric vehicle charging through videos, infographics and more. Previous “Charging in America” informative videos:
Shell UK aims for 90% of drivers to be within 10 minutes’ drive of a Shell rapid charger by 2030
XCHARGE launches battery-integrated charger in cooperation with BYD
The Tesla parked here is not plugged in. No big deal because there are other open charging spots? Or should the driver be fined $100? What about the charging operator when they allow #EVcharging stations to remain broken for weeks & months? #accountability pic.twitter.com/g5PER2Mbpx
— PlugInSites (@pluginsites) May 16, 2022
The @MyBGE fast chargers were blocked from #EV drivers’ use this weekend so that #Ferrari #McLaren #Lamborghini and other gas-guzzling exotic cars could race around the parking lot. #VroomVroom https://t.co/BVaGvI5sIa https://t.co/neDTTFFLvB
— PlugInSites (@pluginsites) May 16, 2022
Electric Trucks & Buses
Nigerian entrepreneur builds electric mini-buses in clean energy push
Volvo Trucks opens battery plant in Belgium
MAN and ABB E-mobility rev up for the next phase of electromobility in long-haul trucking
Volta Trucks reveals Carrier Transicold as the supplier of refrigerated equipment at CV Show in Birmingham
Freight Shuttle signs agreement with Port Houston for green infrastructure project
Madrid’s green investment — 60 electric Solaris buses
Electreon signs a commercial agreement with Electra Afikim — Israel’s 4th largest bus operator
Exclusive: German Tesla factory at 86 Model Ys per day, significant increase planned from July
Tesla owners in California feel uneasy as Supercharging costs are constantly on the rise
Tesla comparison: old Intel Atom GPU vs. the new AMD Ryzen APU (video)
China regulator says Tesla recalling 107,293 China-made Model 3, Model Y vehicles
Go Sharing releases 5,000 e-mopeds developed in-house
Introducing ✨ Bird VPS ✨
Powered by @GoogleARVRthis revolutionary technology uses precise, centimeter-level geolocation to detect and prevent improper scooter parking with extreme accuracy.
Learn more: https://t.co/ag04BvL1nM pic.twitter.com/xf9rsgcvoK
— Bird (@BirdRide) May 13, 2022
Bird VPS, powered by Google, will change scooter parking forever
Bird selected to launch safe, accessible scooters in Seattle
At long last, Bird bikes launch in Paris
Bonjour, Paris! 🇫🇷
Bird Bikes are now available on the streets of the French capital to help further encourage cycling and micromobility use 🚲 https://t.co/yuCxusDsFv
— Bird (@BirdRide) May 12, 2022
MoU signed for development of commercially viable zero-emission vessels
REE announces further progress towards commercial production capabilities
CARB launching second round of Clean Off-Road Equipment Voucher Incentive Project with $130 million
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