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Hydrogen Electric Vehicles (EV’s)

Tesla tops all other EVs in Made in America index 17, October 2021 - Tesla had the highest-ranked electric cars in the annual Kogod Made In America Auto Index, which estimates the domestic content of new cars sold in the United States. The Tesla Model 3 took third place in the overall rankings, while the Model S and Mod...
Mach-E GT Performance review, Aptera solar claims, Lucid and Tesla: The Week in Reverse 16, October 2021 - Why do automakers using cylindrical battery cells boast longer driving ranges? What ingredient in whiskey might be good for EV battery materials? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week endi...
Cylindrical cells for Tesla, Lucid, Rivian; Outlander PHEV first look; ELMS battery swapping: Today’s Car News 15, October 2021 - Mitsubishi teases more trail ability in its next Outlander Plug-In Hybrid. Indiana-built electric vans get leading-edge battery tech—and battery swapping. And why do Tesla, Lucid, and Rivian all use cylindrical cells? This and more, here at Green...
Are cylindrical cells the reason Lucid, Tesla, and Rivian lead in range? 15, October 2021 - The Tesla Model 3 compact sedan, Lucid Air large sedan, and Rivian R1T pickup truck are the range and efficiency leaders in their respective classes. The three automakers have a key technology choice in common, beyond exclusively making battery electri...
China’s GAC announces hydrogen combustion engine 15, October 2021 - Chinese automaker GAC Motor claims to have successfully tested a hydrogen combustion engine, although it's unclear if the engine will ever reach production. Instead of using fuel cells to generate electricity, GAC designed an internal-combustion engine...
First look at 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid: More terrain modes, much-improved interior 15, October 2021 - Mitsubishi on Thursday released the first photos of the 2023 Outlander Plug-In Hybrid, which moves to the same platform already adopted by gasoline Outlander models for the 2022 model year. The full reveal takes place October 28, and United States sale...
CATL cell-to-pack tech going into Indiana-built ELMS electric van, future battery swapping too 15, October 2021 - Startup Electric Last Mile Solutions (ELMS) this week announced two new battery partnerships. Chinese battery supplier CATL will provide its cell-to-pack technology to startup ELMS for use in its Indiana-assembled electric delivery vans. ELMS is also p...
Solid-state battery safety, Aptera “never charge” details, Lucid as Tesla rival: Today’s Car News 14, October 2021 - Solid-state cells pass some first tests for safety. Jay Leno drives the high-mileage Aptera solar EV. And we take a look at what shapes Lucid up, potentially, to become the most direct rival yet to Tesla. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. And L...
Efficiency, not range, is what drives Lucid: Is it the first true rival to Tesla? 14, October 2021 - Rivalry is a good thing. And the electric-car field doesn’t have near enough of it. There’s a delightful start of some happening between Tesla and upstart Lucid, and it’s already shown through in fits and starts. In September 2020, a ...
1,000-mile Aptera “never charge” solar-supplemented EV: Jay Leno gets a preview 14, October 2021 - While not quite ready for production, the Aptera electric three-wheeler recently appeared on "Jay Leno's Garage," where Jay Leno got a comprehensive preview of the solar-supplemented EV from Aptera co-CEOs Chris Anthony and Steve Fambro. The vehicle se...
With Car Lots Sparse, Shoppers Drive Home in Their Second Choice, or Third … 14, October 2021 - Amid a shortage of new cars, many buyers have been forced to kick the tires of overlooked models and brands.
Ford and BMW partner Solid Power demonstrates the safety of its solid-state battery tech 14, October 2021 - Colorado-based Solid Power, the solid-state battery firm backed by Ford and BMW, claims that third-party safety tests show its battery tech to be safer than current lithium-ion chemistry. The tests, with results released Wednesday, aimed simulate abuse...
Lucid lidar, BMW iX preview, Honda avatar bot, peat for batteries: Today’s Car News 13, October 2021 - The Lucid Air will likely be first with lidar. Honda is looking at robots and rockets. The BMW iX SUV marks the start of a new era for the brand’s electric vehicles. And could peat help make cheaper EV batteries? This and more, here at Green Car ...
U.S. regulator questions Tesla on the lack of a recall after an update to Autopilot. 13, October 2021 - In a letter, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reminded Tesla that federal law requires automakers to initiate recalls if they find defects that pose a safety risk.
Honda is working on avatar robots and rockets—with a very different timeline than Tesla and SpaceX 13, October 2021 - Honda recently announced a host of new non-automotive projects, including some that parallel Tesla and SpaceX. In a press release, the automaker announced plans for an "avatar robot" that can be operated remotely by humans, as well as a small reusable ...
Peat might lower cost of sodium-ion batteries for EVs, research suggests 13, October 2021 - An ingredient used to flavor whiskey and make fertilizer could soon play an important role in EV batteries, researcher at Estonia's Tartu University say. Reported recently by Reuters, the research indicates that peat could be used to lower the cost of ...
Top versions of Lucid Air will be first in US with lidar, company claims 13, October 2021 - Lucid on Tuesday released more details on the driver-assist tech for its Air electric luxury sedan, which is scheduled to start deliveries later this month. The company is splitting its driver-assistance suite into two tiers—DreamDrive, and Dream...
Top versions of Lucid Air will be first in US with lidar, company claims 13, October 2021 - Lucid on Tuesday released more details on the driver-assist tech for its Air electric luxury sedan, which is scheduled to start deliveries later this month. The company is splitting its driver-assistance suite into two tiers—DreamDrive, and Dream...
LG will pay GM $1.9B for Chevy Bolt EV battery recall 12, October 2021 - General Motors announced Tuesday morning that it has reached an agreement with LG Electronics over manufacturing defects that have led to the recall of about 140,000 Chevrolet Bolt EVs. According to GM, the reimbursement offsets $1.9 billion of the $2....
LG to Pay G.M. $1.9 billion for Battery Flaw That Led to Bolt Recall 12, October 2021 - General Motors has recalled 141,000 Bolts to replace battery packs that can catch on fire because of manufacturing defects.