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Sales of electric vehicles continue to rise
US BEV sales rose 254.9% in the second quarter of 2021 compared to the same period in 2020. Tesla dominated the EV market with 64% of the EV segment, but its total market share of 71% in the first quarter continues to shrink as more EVs hit the market. The race for the first mass-produced electric truck on the market is also getting hotter. Ford claims to have received 100,000 reservations for the F-150 Lightning electric truck.
Teamwork makes the dream work
Hyundai and LG are partnering to make the EV battery production dream come true by committing to build a $ 1.1 billion battery factory in Indonesia. The joint venture will lay the foundation stone with production from 2024 this year. The two expect 10 gigawatt hours of battery cells from the facility, which will be large enough to build 150,000 battery-electric vehicles.
Seek! It’s a cinema! It is a hotel! It is a car!
Who needs a hotel room when you have an XPeng P5? The China-based startup recently released details on the P5, which includes six versions, each with different functions. The range for the entry-level model is around 286 miles and increases to around 373 miles with the top model. Aside from the autonomous driving assistance, one of the most unique features is the fully reclining front seats that convert into a bed and the eight built-in speakers that bring movement to your back seat. The other best part? The P5 starts at just $ 24,000.
There is a first time for everything
Magment, Purdue University and Indiana DOT Team Up to Build the First Concrete Highway with Integrated Wireless Charging Technology for Electric Vehicles. The first phase involves testing a small stretch of road on the Purdue campus. If successful, they will move on to phase two, testing a quarter mile of road at a yet-to-be-determined location in Indiana to see if the system can maintain 200 kW of power. In phase three, a section of the public road will be tested.
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