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EV sales are set to hit an all-time high in 2022. More than 50% of the worldwide EV market is set to hit 2030’s milestones successfully. The International Energy Agency says EV sales hit 6.6 million in 2021 and in Q1 of 2022, EV sales hit 2 million. That is a 75% increase compared to Q1 2021. High fives all around for this news. Oh, and congrats to Aaron Judge. Can you hit 62?
Hertz and BP will build a network of electric vehicle chargers across the U.S. The chargers can charge Hertz’s fleet of EVs and select chargers will be available for taxi and ride-hailing drivers as well as the general public.
Solar trees just might be the answer to the charging station availability question. SolarBotanic Trees, a UK startup, has released a concept using 3D leaf-shaped cells to collect and store energy. Right now, the output is small at only 5-kW, but there is a rapid-charging version in the works.
Beijing has extended tax breaks for EVs to help maintain growth for EVs in China.
Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited (CATL) is debating whether to expand its battery swapping to international markets.
Faraday Future FF 91 has officially been rated with an EPA range of 381 miles, more than its direct competitor the Model X.
EV of the Week
With inflation high, tightening our budget has been a recent topic of discussion for my wife and me. The sound of a 4-seater EV that costs $10k sounds appealing. Deliveries should start in 2023. That’s why the India-based Tata Motors Tiago.ev is the EV of the Week. Now bring them to America.
19 kWh battery
155 miles of range MIDC
Future versions with a 24 kWh battery and 194 miles of range.
DC Fast Charging
Can add over 68+ miles in 30 minutes
-John @ Mobility EVo
Volkswagen has unveiled a self-driving “travel pod” to replace short flights, the Gen.Travel. The pod would fit 4 people and can be customized between a workspace or for sleep.
In other AV News
42dot unveiled a driverless shuttle on Monday. Built for driverless public transport, the shuttle has 12 high-resolution cameras and six radars. It can also seat up to 7 passengers.
Rheinmetall, a German defense company, developed an AV combat vehicle, the ACW Weisel.
Baidu Apollo began testing fully autonomous vehicles in Shanghai’s Driverless Demo Zone on Tuesday
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