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Smart & Sustainable Island: First electric cars for private customers on Astypalea. Image courtesy of Volkswagen.

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CATL Opens Its 1st Battery Swapping Stations, 1,000+ New Charging Points in Paris — EV News Today

Electric vehicle news keeps flowing at a rapid pace (just like electric car sales). Below are dozens of stories we didn’t write about but which deserve some love.

Electric Car News

Smart & Sustainable Island: First electric cars for private customers on Astypalea

“Thanos Papagiannis, the first ID.3 customer on Astypalea, says: ‘E- mobility is a perfect match for Astypalea. The distances here are short, the power consumption is low, and the charging network is now very well developed. I really hope that Astypalea will inspire other regions to increase their efforts for climate protection adopting e-mobility solutions.'”

VinFast will become the leading electric vehicle company in the Israeli market: B-EV Motors Chairman

Image courtesy of VinFast.

VinFast has chosen B-EV Motors as its electric vehicle distributor representative in Israel. According to the agreement, B-EV Motors will only distribute VinFast products, and VinFast and B-EV Motors will be the first to introduce unprecedented policies to the Israeli market.

“Israel is aiming to reach 100% electric vehicles on its roads by 2030 and the adaptability of its transportation infrastructure represent the driving forces behind the country’s development of electrified mobility. These qualities combined with Israel’s other distinctive conditions: short driving distances, lower electricity prices compared to raw materials, and advanced technical infrastructure make the country an ideal market for VinFast to rapidly promote its brand and products.”

The Hyundai IONIQ 5 will receive product enhancements for 2023 model year

Image courtesy of Hyundai.

Image courtesy of Hyundai.

“Hyundai has enhanced its multi award-winning IONIQ 5 with the introduction of the 2023 model year.

“The updated IONIQ 5 range will be also available with a new 77.4kWh battery, along with several range enhancements and new features.”

London Electric Vehicle Company expands European network with new dealership in Latvia

Photo courtesy of LEVC.

“Growth of LEVC’s European dealership network continues with the announcement of its first partner in Latvia.”

Bank of America funds electric vehicles and expansion for Wayne Health Mobile Unit

NHS Lothian invests over half a million pounds into electric fleet

EV Technology Group prepares for global growth with the appointment of former Lotus executive Dan Burge as Chief Product Officer and the opening of new United States office

From dream to reality: the 1972 electric T2 Bulli that inspired the new ID. Buzz

Image courtesy of Volkswagen.

Global debuts, iconic supercars and new electric vehicles: London’s exclusive new motoring event opens its doors

Latest CUPRA Born safety technology aims to reduce cyclist and pedestrian injuries

CUPRA’s first all-electric car is packed with technology designed to help prevent collisions with vulnerable road users. Image courtesy of CUPRA.

CUPRA’s first all-electric car is packed with technology designed to help prevent collisions with vulnerable road users. Image courtesy of CUPRA.

The new BMW 7 Series

The all-new Kia Niro EV will be on public display at Fully Charged Live at the end of this month

Kia UK reveals pricing and specifications for all-new Niro range

DOE announces 15 universities selected for EcoCAR electric vehicle challenge

Autonomy launches EV subscriptions in Sacramento, furthering its California expansion

Investindustrial supports Sustainable Automotive Innovation with a stake in Rimac Group | Investindustrial renews Rimac investment

NIO reaches strategic partnership with WWF on protecting national parks

EV Charging

In Paris, this car park is receiving more than 500 charging points

Image courtesy of L’Avere-France.

Saemes to install over 1,000 charging points in Paris car parks

Saemes and its partner TotalEnergies commission the largest car park equipped with electric charging stations in France

NIO opens new route under Power Up Plan in Fujian, East China

Ford Pro launches end-to-end charging solution to help customers boost electrified fleet productivity

Tesla says its Supercharger network covers all cities in Shanxi, North China

Nordic EV charging frontrunners Kempower and Virta partner up to accelerate the ramp-up of fast-charging services in Europe

Kempower to deliver DC chargers “at scale” to Mer in Norway

BluWave-ai EV everywhere product turns EVs into managed distributed storage for electricity grids

Porsche and Audi form Premium Charging Alliance in Japan

Prime Minister Boris Johnson praises Switch Mobility’s investment during trade visit to India

Image courtesy of SWITCH.

EV Batteries & Motors

Image courtesy of Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (CATL).

CATL EVOGO battery swap service officially launched in Xiamen

Yichun Times New Energy Mining, a subsidiary of Ningde Times, obtained the prospecting right of Yichun Lithium-bearing Ceramic Mine

Li-Cycle completes commercial agreements with LG Chem and LG Energy Solution, who have recognized Li-Cycle as their preferred

Lithium-ion battery recycling partner in North America

Li-Cycle selects Veolia as a partner for its lithium-ion battery recycling plant

Li-Cycle selects Veolia as a partner for its lithium-ion battery recycling plant.

Schaeffler strengthens sustainable supply chain for electric motors

Battery recycler completes agreements with LG Energy Solution, LG Chem Ltd.

Meet the recycling start-up hustling to keep EV batteries out of landfills — Li-Cycle. Image courtesy of Li-Cycle.

Meet the recycling startup hustling to keep EV batteries out of landfills

These plastic batteries could help store renewable energy on the grid

A nonflammable electrolyte for ultrahigh−voltage (4.8 V−Class) Li||NCM811 cells with a wide temperature range of 100 °C

LPO offers 1st conditional commitment for critical Materials Project for Syrah Vidalia to support domestic EV Supply Chain

POSCO Holdings begins construction of Saltwater Lithium Plant in Argentina.

AI, Autonomous Driving

Pony.ai becomes the 1st Autonomous Driving Company to receive a taxi license in China

UK’s first full-sized autonomous bus takes to the roads of Scotland for the first time

Nissan’s in-development driver-assistance technology aims to dramatically enhance collision avoidance

DeepRoute.ai announces most advanced SUV Robotaxi fleet

Taking a quantum leap

Electric Aviation

TPG Rise Climate and Fidelity Management and Research Company led the latest funding round for Vermont-based startup Beta Technologies. The eVTOL developer has secured US$375 million to help advance its electric aviation system. Image courtesy of Beta Technologies.

Beta secures $375M in latest funding round

Tires, Sustainable Rubber

Bridgestone collaboration with NRGene achieves new milestones in the assembly of Multiple Guayule Genomes

“Today we mark another important milestone towards expanding natural rubber resources and reducing production costs,” said Dr. Gil Ronen, founder and CEO of NRGene. “Using Guayule, Bridgestone could not only meet the critical performance standards for the tire industry but also produce more sustainable products, relying on domestic plant-based resources.”

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