EV lubricants are becoming more important than ever with new applications such as e-axle fluids and new performance requirements. Initially, for Driveline e-fluids the primary drivers were efficiency and wear performance. However, there is now an increasing focus on heat transfer and copper compatibility requirements. All of this without sacrificing any durability performance. In addition… Read more »
Month: March 2023
Here’s how the IRS‘s clean vehicle tax credit will change on April 18
Increasing percentages of battery components and critical minerals must be local.
Highland Electric Fleets to deploy 25 electric school buses in Baltimore
Highland Electric Fleets, a provider of school bus fleet electrification as a service, is partnering with Baltimore City Public Schools to deploy 20 Type C electric school buses from IC Bus and 5 Type A buses from Collins Bus. The project also includes the installation of 25 chargers. As an EPA Clean School Bus Program… Read more »
Base Ford F-150 Lightning price hiked again, now above $60,000
On Thursday, Ford once again hiked prices on its base F-150 Lightning Pro. The latest adjustment, adding onto markups made in December, adds $4,000 to the base version of the fully electric F-150—meaning it now adds up to $61,869 including the ma…
Honda and LG Energy Solution to build battery factory in Ohio
In February, Honda and South Korea-based battery maker LG Energy Solution held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new joint-venture EV battery plant near Jeffersonville, Ohio. The companies say they have committed $3.5 billion to the project, and overall investment is projected to reach $4.4 billion. Plans call for the facility’s completion by the end of… Read more »
WiTricity and ABT partner to offer wireless EV charging in Europe
Wireless charging pioneer WiTricity has partnered with ABT e-Line, a provider of aftermarket automotive solutions, to deliver aftermarket wireless EV charging solutions in Europe. ABT e-Line will initially upgrade the VW ID.4 to support WiTricity’s wireless charging system. Availability is targeted for early 2024. ABT e-Line plans to extend wireless charging capability to additional EVs,… Read more »
ABTC describes huge lithium deposits at its Tonopah Flats property in Nevada
American Battery Technology Company (ABTC) has identified what it calls “one of the largest known lithium deposits in the United States” at its Tonopah Flats Lithium Project in Big Smoky Valley, Nevada. The ABTC Tonopah Flats Lithium Project encompasses 517 unpatented lode claims covering approximately 10,340 acres. ABTC began surface sampling of these claims in 2021,… Read more »
Tesla Semi Sees First Recall As 35 Trucks Have Parking Brake Issue
An electronic parking brake valve module may fail to engage because of an air leak, allowing the vehicle to rollaway.
Tesla said to be mulling U.S. battery plant with supplier CATL
Tesla is said to be mulling a potential U.S.-based battery plant with one of its suppliers, CATL, according to a new report. Bloomberg reported yesterday that Tesla is potentially looking to build an electric vehicle battery cell production facility somewhere in the United States with CATL, citing people familiar with the matter. Tesla has not […]
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Tesla quietly launches digital in-car Owner’s Manual
Tesla quietly added a digital version of its owner’s manual for each vehicle in a new update, making it easily accessible for owners. Tesla added the feature as an undocumented change with software version 2023.6.8 and was originally spotted by Reddit u/ultimate_butler in the r/TeslaMotors subreddit. The easily accessible owner’s manual feature will now allow […]
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