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Rivian wants more power...

Rivian wants more power...

Happy Thursday. We have news on Ford, Rivian, Tesla, BYD, Honda, and more.   Thank you for reading and don’t forget to share this newsletter with your EV friends.  Have a great day. EV News  Rivian wants more power - 50 megawatts, to be exact. Rivian has signed a power purchase agreement with Apex Energy for electricity, which will be sourced from Apex’s proposed Goose Creek Wind farm.  Along with other renewable sourcing and onsite generation, this deal will provide 75% of the power needed for the Normal, Illinois plant operation. Ahhhhhh, carbon-free energy.    In other EV News Should you...

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Going to Detroit

Going to Detroit

I have a rented Ioniq 5 for a trip up to Detroit for some charge testing this week. This is my first time driving and charging an 800 volt vehicle (other than a bus or truck).One thing I love about 800v vehicles in the passenger segment is the charging speed benefit even at basic chargers. The vehicle's onboard DC/DC ability (necessary for using older 400v stations) means it can request an arbitrary voltage/current from the station and convert it. As a result, I am getting a constant 49.9kW on this 50kW unit regardless of actual battery voltage. My Bolt would...

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If Tesla could drive 500 miles

If Tesla could drive 500 miles

Happy first Thursday of December. We have news on the Tesla Semi, Corvette, Vinfast, BYD, Baidu, Hyundai, and more.  Congrats to Samuel Jones for winning the Giveaway in November.  We’ll be in touch with more details.    Thank you for reading and don’t forget to share this newsletter with your EV friends.  Have a great day.   EV News Ford started it with the electric Mustang Mach-e.  Now, Corvette wants to launch a sub-brand in 2025, beginning with a four-door coup EV and an SUV. Don’t worry, the electric versions will still carry the “essence of Corvette''.  We eagerly await more...

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Electric Pizza

Electric Pizza

Happy Wednesday. We have news on the LA Auto Show, Mazda, Hyundai, Buick, Zoox, a $50 Giveaway (your odds are looking great), and more.   Thank you for reading and have a Happy Thanksgiving.  EV News  Sony Honda Mobility plans to challenge Tesla by having superior entertainment in their joint venture EV and may even include a PlayStation 5.  To get to this point, autonomous driving will need to evolve so that the driver can enjoy this upgraded experience.  Sony Honda Mobility believes that its content, services, and entertainment technologies will give them a leg up on its competition.  The Vision...

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Lucid Gravity

Lucid Gravity

Happy Thursday. We have news on Lucid, EV Prices Dropping, Autonomous Golf Cars, a $50 Giveaway (your odds are looking great), and more.   We’ll be at the LA Auto Show this week to soak up all the new EVs.  We’ll be providing some great material on the show coming up. Thank you for reading, and make sure to share this newsletter with the link below.  It helps us to grow our audience and provide a better newsletter. EV News  Lucid finally revealed its SUV, the Gravity, this week. All of the specifics have not been announced yet, but we did...

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