Tag: California

Jan 17, 2022 - 12:06 pm

Nice try, but incorrect

After false claims that dead electric cars caused a traffic jam after a snowstorm in California, a fact check showed that the traffic jam was due to other reasons, including regular congestion and a blocked road.

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Jan 13, 2022 - 02:07 pm

Nuro presents series-ready autonomous EV

US start-up Nuro has unveiled the third generation of its self-driving electric vehicle, which the company says is now ready for series production. Nuro is cooperating with BYD North America to produce the electric delivery vehicles.

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Dec 20, 2021 - 02:44 pm

First Nikola Tre trucks arrive at the Port of L.A.

Nikola has delivered the first units of its Nikola Tre battery-electric truck in the USA. The vehicles went to logistics provider Total Transportation Services (TSSI), which serves the California Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

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Nov 30, 2021 - 05:15 pm

Climate Group launches ZEV Pledge for government fleets

A number of national, regional, state and city governments in the US, Canada, Mexico and the UK have made a commitment to convert their fleets to zero-emission vehicles by 2040. This involves a total of 121,355 vehicles, almost a third of which are medium- or heavy-duty vehicles.

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Nov 22, 2021 - 02:29 pm

CARB releases first $1.5Bn in e-mobility funding

After California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a $3.9 billion investment package for e-mobility projects this autumn, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) released the first tranche of $1.5 billion. The most considerable sums were earmarked for commercial electric vehicles and EV rebates.

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Nov 16, 2021 - 01:33 pm

Canoo moves up production launch to 2022

Canoo is moving up the planned US production start in Oklahoma. Instead of 2023, production is to begin before the fourth quarter of 2022. In Europe, Canoo plans to have its debut model built at the Dutch production plant VDL NedCar as early as 2022.

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Nov 11, 2021 - 04:06 pm

Electrify America opens largest HPC park yet

Volkswagen subsidiary Electrify America has opened one of its largest fast-charging parks to date. The charging station is located in Santa Clara, California, and hosts 14 HPC piles with outputs of between 150 and 350 kW under solar canopies.

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Nov 6, 2021 - 07:12 pm

LA to install megawatt solar microgrid to charge electric buses

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) has been awarded a $6mn grant by the California Energy Commission to install one of the largest EV fleet charging systems in the US. The funding comes after the agency had announced to transition its entire fleet to electric in time for the Summer Olympics in 2028.

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Nov 4, 2021 - 07:12 pm

Gridtractor debuts SaaS model to charge electric tractors

The new startup Gridtractor just launched in California to develop charging technology and energy management services for electric tractors and heavy farm equipment. In concrete terms, Gridtractor will help farmers integrate electric charging and V2G technology into their operations through a new SaaS model.

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Oct 21, 2021 - 02:40 pm

StoreDot to open innovation centre in the USA

The Israeli battery developer StoreDot has announced a global innovation centre in the USA to accelerate the development of solid-state batteries. It is to be built in California, but StoreDot has not yet named an exact location.

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Oct 15, 2021 - 01:09 pm

CATL to supply batteries for ELMS

The US start-up Electric Last Mile Solutions, which specialises in commercial electric utility vehicles, has signed a battery supply contract with CATL. In the future, CATL could also manufacture these cells locally in the US.

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Oct 14, 2021 - 06:15 pm

OneD to build pilot silicon-graphite-anode plant

In the USA, Californian battery developer OneD Battery Sciences is now building a first pilot production facility in Moses Lake in Washington State. OneD has designed its own manufacturing process for building silicon graphite anodes for use in electric vehicle batteries.

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Oct 13, 2021 - 11:08 am

No more ‘small off-road engines’ for Californian lawns

Californian Governor Gavin Newsom has just signed a ban for ‘small off-road engines’ (SORE) primarily used in gas-powered lawn equipment. The measure also includes generators and emergency response equipment and other “assorted categories”, but also allows some leeway with the regulations based on what is found to be technologically feasible.

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Oct 12, 2021 - 12:11 pm

Electra Meccanica launches first deliveries of the ‘Solo’

Canadian company Electra Meccanica has commenced the first commercial deliveries of its single-seat Solo electric vehicle as part of an unveiling event held in Los Angeles, California on 4 October. Electra Meccanica will continue to ramp production with investor and manufacturing partner Zongshen Industrial Group.

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Oct 10, 2021 - 02:42 pm

New Flyer grows H2 bus fleet in California

California’s Foothill Transit has ordered 20 hydrogen fuel cell buses from the NFI subsidiary New Flyer. The purchase is supported by Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funds and not the first electrification at the transport company.

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Oct 8, 2021 - 12:37 pm

Tesla moves HQ to Texas

Tesla will move its headquarters from Palo Alto in Silicon Valley to Austin in Texas. Elon Musk made the announcement at Tesla’s annual general meeting, which was already held in Texas.

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Oct 7, 2021 - 03:32 pm

Blink grows charging & car-sharing in LA

In the USA, Blink Mobility has announced the expansion of its BlueLA electric car-sharing program serving Los Angeles with 300 street side EV charging stations and an increase the car-sharing EV fleet.

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Sep 28, 2021 - 03:55 pm

Tesla to build 300,000th vehicle in China so far this year

Tesla’s Gigafactory in Shanghai will apparently produce its 300,000th electric car this year. The upcoming annual general meeting of the Californian electric car manufacturer is also to take place at the production facility under construction in Texas. The date: 7 October.

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Sep 28, 2021 - 01:47 pm

Lyten to launch Li-S battery for 2025/26

The new battery material company Lyten from Silicon Valley presents a lithium-sulphur battery platform for electric vehicles. With this, a gravimetric energy density of 900 Wh/kg is to be achieved. Lyten expects the start of production and market availability in 2025/26.

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Sep 26, 2021 - 06:46 pm

Hofer Powertrain to supply Mullen Technologies

The Californian electric car start-up Mullen Technologies announces an agreement with the German drive specialist Hofer Powertrain to develop and produce electric drives for its vehicles. Mullen also announces further models.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2022/01/24/tesla-subscription-service-autonomy-launches-in-california/
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