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Battery storage allows more flexibility for DC fast-charging station locations

Finding new locations for DC fast-charging stations can be complicated, but Electrify America believes onsite battery storage can provide more flexibility. Battery storage enables Electrify America to roll out new DC fast-charging stations in new locations where it might otherwise be cost-prohibitive due to current utility rate structures, the charging network said in a press …

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Tesla Cybertruck gains 4-motor version, 4-wheel steering crab mode

Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Friday confirmed plans for a four-motor version of the Cybertruck electric pickup, along with four-wheel steering that will enable trick off-road maneuvering features. When the Cybertruck was unveiled in late 2019, a three-motor version was confirmed as the top model. But in response to a query on Twitter, Musk said …

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Arrival to build high-voltage battery plant in North Carolina capable of 350k modules a year

EV automaker Arrival has announced plans to build a $11.5 million High Voltage Battery Module (HVBM) assembly plant in Charlotte, North Carolina. The new battery facility will add 150 jobs and join two Arrival facilities already established in the US city. Arrival is a technology company specializing in electric vehicles, particularly vans and buses. In addition …

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Lucid subpoenaed by SEC concerning SPAC merger with CCIV

Regulators from the US Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) have requested documents from Lucid Group Inc. relating to the investigation of its SPAC merger with Churchill Capital Corp. IV (CCIV) earlier this year. Lucid Motors has quickly become one of the rising names in electric vehicles, having begun initial deliveries of its flagship vehicle, the Air …

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Hyundai Ioniq 5 Vs Kia EV6: EPA Range/Efficiency Numbers Compared

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released range and efficiency numbers for the two upcoming all-electric models, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 (see here) and Kia EV6 (see here). Both are based on the same Hyundai Motor Group’s E-GMP platform with an 800 V battery system, with an option of single motor, rear-wheel-drive and dual-motor, …

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EPA: 2022 Polestar 2 With Single Motor Has Range Of 270 Miles

The Polestar 2 lineup has expanded this year and besides the dual-motor, all-wheel-drive version, the lineup now includes also a single motor, front-wheel drive version (see specs and prices here). That’s in the U.S., because in Europe there are also other versions – a single motor, front-wheel drive with a smaller battery (see details here). …

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