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Nissan is developing a lunar rover prototype with Japan’s space agency

Nissan this week unveiled a lunar rover prototype in partnership with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). The automaker and JAXA have been working together on this project since January 2020, Nissan said in a press release. Nissan said it’s applying motor-control knowhow from the Leaf and the e-4orce (pronounced e-Force) electric all-wheel drive system …

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Polestar 3 teased ahead of 2022 debut, precede 4 crossover and 5 production Precept

Polestar’s reaffirmed plans to launch three new vehicles by 2024 and the first will arrive next year. On Thursday the electric automaker released the second teaser of the Polestar 3. The Polestar 3 will be an electric crossover SUV and was first announced in June. It’s due in 2022 likely as a 2023 model and …

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Nissan Ariya race car, Genesis GV90, next-gen Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Today’s Car News

Nissan will use a new race car concept to help develop electric-vehicle technology. Revealed today, the concept is powered by the dual-motor, all-wheel-drive setup that will power the range-topping version of the new Ariya electric crossover. Hyundai and Kia have already shown concepts previewing large electric SUVs with third-row seats. Now there’s a report out …

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Electrify America Installed ESS At 140 Stations: 30 MW Output

Electrify America, one of the largest fast-charging networks in the U.S. (part of the Volkswagen Group), announced that it installed onsite, behind-the-meter battery energy storage systems (ESS) at over 140 DC fast charging stations around the country, including more than 90 installations in California. The total number of stations is 693 (with 2,307 individual charging …

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Sandy Munro Responds To Lucid CEO’s Opinion About 4680 Batteries

At the recent LA Auto Show, E for Electric‘s Alex Guberman had an opportunity to talk about EV efficiency with Sandy Munro and ask him about Lucid. Lucid has recently achieved amazing efficiency, range (520 miles/837 km EPA) and fast charging results with its flagship Air model. Sandy Munro said that he considers the Lucid team …

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US: Ford Sold Over 3,000 Mustang Mach-E In November 2021

Ford brand reports 152,367 vehicle sales in November in the U.S. (up 7.6% year-over-year), which is finally a positive number after five consecutive months of decline. The year-to-date number is 1,651,481 (down 5.2%). Sales of the electrified vehicles – xEVs (BEVs, PHEVs, HEVs) increased 154% year-over-year to 11,116. Ford says that xEV sales expands much quicker …

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