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Prince & Duchess Ride In BYD Tang EV in the Bahamas, Bosch Acquires Autonomous Driving Leader — More EV News

Electric vehicle and autonomous vehicle stories keep flowing, and below are several from the past week that we appreciate but didn’t cover in full. First, though, in case you missed this fun one, what a nice change to find a lighthearted traffic stop:

Perhaps the most uplifting story was one about the usefulness of scooters in Kiev, Ukraine. Bird Cities Blog shares:

“It’s difficult for cars to navigate damaged city streets strewn with anti-tank obstacles. That’s where shared scooters come in.” — In Kyiv, Scooters Are Helping Local Businesses Reopen

Autonomous Cars

Bosch accelerates software development for automated driving with acquisition of Five

EV Policies & Politics

Vienna to stop buying combustion vehicles from 2025

Vienna offers free cycling courses to 20,000 kids

EVs

Hyundai Ioniq 5 sweeps World Car Of The Year awards

Volkswagen Group deliveries of all-electric vehicles up by 65 percent in the first quarter

Image courtesy of Volkswagen Group

Summary of Honda briefing on automobile electrification business

BYD Tang EV 2022, with 730 km range and 517 hp, debuts in China

BYD Tang EV. Image courtesy of BYD.

California EV company Fisker (NYSE: FSR) selects Hyderabad as headquarters for initial operations in India

Image courtesy of Fisker.

LA City Council votes to electricity the Los Angeles fleet

Ford Mustang Mach-E hit by price hike as material costs grow

Nevera completes final winter testing ahead of the first customer deliveries

Renault Megane e-Tech: production of the electric compact comes to a standstill

Volkswagen launches online sales — lease agreements for freely configurable ID.4 and ID.5 models can now be concluded online in Germany.

British royal family rode in a BYD Tang in the Bahamas

Electreon announces extension of world’s first wireless electric road for trucks and buses

Electreon has successfully demonstrated the operation of Electric Road Systems at scale utilizing a 40-ton e-truck and a commercial passenger e-bus. Photo courtesy of Business Wire.

Solaris buses now with EPDs!

Feasible rebrands as Liminal raises $8 million in Series A funding to accelerate the global transition to electric vehicles

Vehicle, or art: Polestar 1 and the Art for Art initiative

EV Technology Group enters Canadian market through NEO Exchange public listing

EV Charging

Inductive charging: Smartroad Gotland to be extended

ChargePoint and Colorado Energy Office announce the completion of fast charging corridor along Highway 40

FreeWire expands premium EV charging to Japan as Bell Energy installs first-of-its-kind ultrafast charger

Image courtesy of FreeWire.

Wallbox enters first phase of buildout for its U.S. EV charger manufacturing facility

Oil giant BP invests £1 billion to expand electric vehicle charging infrastructure in the UK

V2G & Vehicle-to-Everything

Hyundai Motor broadens its energy solutions to include Vehicle-to-Everything technology

Image courtesy of Hyundai

Image courtesy of Hyundai

Batteries

Galp and Northvolt select Setúbal to build advanced lithium conversion unit

Lake Resources NL (ASX:LKE) and Ford Motor Company sign non-binding MoU for lithium offtake

Benchmark launches Li-ion Battery Raw Material Price Index

BYD to build 22 GWh Blade battery production facility in Xianju County

Other

In Kyiv, scooters are helping local businesses reopen

Bird to exclusively provide shared e-scooter service in Indio, California, home of Coachella and Stagecoach Festivals

Seattle developer pushes for WA’s first floating offshore wind farm off Olympic Peninsula

BLUETTI unveils 350W solar panel with 23.4% efficiency

bluetti pv350 350 watt solar panel

Image courtesy of BLUETTI

Image courtesy of BLUETTI

Image courtesy of BLUETTI

Origis Energy builds on long-term alliance with order for 750 MW of First Solar modules

Castillo Engineering engaged by ClearPath Energy on a 38 MW portfolio of NY community solar projects

Image courtesy of Castillo Engineering.

 
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