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Come One Come All, Tesla opens charging network
During its conference call on results in the second quarter, Tesla discussed opening up its charging network to other electric vehicle manufacturers. For the US charging network, where Tesla uses a proprietary charger and plug, this requires the use of an adapter by other EV owners. Tesla hopes to have adapters available for purchase by the end of the year and is looking into having adapters at the charging stations. Some slower charging EVs have to pay a higher tariff in order not to be incentivized for longer periods of time.
Rivian on the move
Despite recent news of delivery delays for the R1T and R1S, Rivian is still ahead of the curve in other areas. The company recently announced that it was looking for a second US factory to include battery production. Rivian’s current plan is to assemble the R1T and R1S at their Normal, IL factory, along with Amazon delivery trucks. Additionally, Rivian announced that it had raised an additional $ 2.5 billion, bringing its total funding to $ 10.5 billion. We can’t wait to see the R1T and R1S on the road.
Mercedes is big
Mercedes-Benz maker Daimler plans to invest more than $ 47 billion in the electric vehicle market by 2030. From 2025, all new vehicle platforms will be electric. Late last week, Mercedes-Benz even teased an electric car with over 620 miles of range, but the only evidence we have is the picture above … Rosberg’s review of the EQS.
Minnesota meets standards for clean cars
This week, Minnesota became the first state in the Midwest to meet clean car standards. This will go into effect in 2024 for 2025 models, and while the actual requirements are unclear, the goal is for manufacturers and dealers to deliver more electric vehicles to the market in MN.
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