(University of California – San Diego) A new process for restoring spent cathodes to mint condition could make it more economical to recycle lithium-ion batteries. The process, developed by nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego, is more environmentally friendly than today’s methods; it uses greener ingredients, consumes 80 to 90% less energy, and emits about 75% less greenhouse gases.
While the overall automotive market in Portugal still in the doldrums (-39% year over year/YoY), plugin vehicle registrations hit a record month in September, with 1,844 plugins being registered there
I have now crossed the 30,000 miles (49,000 km) milestone in my 2019 Tesla Model 3, in just over 16 months, and in October I reached one full year on a set of Michelin CrossClimate+ tires, which will give some precise range data, so this is a perfect time for an update
There’s been a whirlwind of Tesla vehicle changes lately — a range increase for the Model X, numerous changes to the Model 3, a humorous price cut for the Model S, the 7-seat Model Y coming around the corner, and more. One more that seemed worth highlighting is that the Model 3 just got some notable price cuts in Norway
The Nissan LEAF is a legend in the electric vehicle revolution. It doesn’t get the love of some hotter, higher selling electric vehicles (i.e., the hotter Tesla Model S and higher selling Tesla Model 3), but it has played an important role in bringing electric vehicle life to hundreds of thousands of people
Tesla China sold 11,800 made-in-China Model 3 sedans in August, Reuters reports, while also noting that GM’s micro EV sold 15,000 cars in China. So, in total from these two American automakers alone, we have almost 27,000 EVs sold in one month in China. That’s a win
Two models — the Tesla Model 3 (31%) and Hyundai Kona EV (23%) — account for 54% of the Korean EV market, according to EV Volumes. While Europe has dozens of electric vehicle models on the market (thank you, EU leadership), South Korea, like the US (especially outside of California), is a wasteland
Hyundai says it is ready to make the transition to building electric cars in large quantities. Now the hard work begins, translating those promises into action.
Tesla Model 3 Had More Sales Than 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, + 6th Best Selling Electric Vehicles In 1st Half Of 2020
While different electric vehicles may be #1 in different markets (the Renault Zoe in France, the Audi e-tron in Norway, the VW e-Golf in Germany), globally, there is no question which electric vehicle is the most popular. According to recently compiled data from EV Volumes, the Tesla Model 3 had nearly as many sales in the first half of 2020 as the 2nd best selling, 3rd best selling, 4th best selling, 5th best selling, 6th best selling, and 7th best selling plugin vehicles combined
Tesla China delivered a big surprise box at the HKRI Taikoo Hui Shopping Mall in Shanghai. When opened, a one-of-a-kind Tesla was unveiled showcasing a version of the Model 3 featured in Game For Peace (Chinese version of PUBG) — a mobile multiplayer battle royale game developed and published by PUBG Corporation