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Here are 8 tips for the best EV winter range and performance

Tesla Model 3 winter app

Whether you’re a seasoned EV driver in cold climates or this is your first winter driving an electric vehicle, there’s always more to learn about how to get the best range and performance from your EV when the temperatures drop.

Electrek asked two experts for smart winter EV driving advice. This is what Richard Reina, the product training director at, and Casey Donahue, an energy analyst working as the CEO of Optiwatt, a residential managed charging platform in North America, had to say.

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This US company says it can process mineral components for EV makers ‘in months’

US minerals

In order to qualify for the $7,500 tax credit, the Biden administration’s Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) requires a proportion of battery minerals in EVs to be extracted or processed in the US or free-trade partner countries. But a lot of automakers simply aren’t prepared for that requirement.

Electrek spoke with Megan O’Connor, cofounder and CEO of Nth Cycle, a Beverly, Massachusetts-based metals processing tech company, about how her company can help EV manufacturers address this challenge quickly.

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Here’s how US electric vehicle sales by maker and EV model through Q3 2022 compare


2022 has been the biggest year for electric vehicles in the United States on record as automakers go head to head to claim their position in the auto industry’s future. So, which automakers are winning so far? Here’s a breakdown of electric vehicle sales by EV model in the United States through the third quarter of 2022.

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Microlino to debut new tiny electric ‘cars’ at Paris Motor Show along with adorable e-moped

microlino electric micro car

Microlino, the cute little electric four-wheeler from Swiss mobility company Micro, is headed for a big debut at the Paris Motor Show this week. In addition to a production series Microlino, the company will also show off a new model for younger drivers, a new concept vehicle, and an updated Microletta electric scooter.

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The makers of this Level 1 mobile EV cable want everyone to have smart charging

level 1 mobile EV cable

Palo-Alto, California-based EV charging software provider and internet of things (IoT) solutions provider Smartenit, based in Irvine, Calirfornia, today launched a smart, grid-optimized Level 1 mobile EV cable for drivers who don’t have access to home charging stations.

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Here’s where the new US EV ‘Battery Belt’ is forming – and why

LG GM battery factory

Since the beginning of 2021, more than 15 new US lithium-ion battery gigafactories or expansions have been announced in a region becoming known as the Battery Belt. Combined, these facilities represent a potential investment of at least $40 billion, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. All but one gigafactory exceeds 10 GWh of capacity, and the largest will exceed 40 GWh.

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After climate bill passes, automakers race to make EV batteries in the US


Just two weeks after President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act (also known as the climate bill) into law, we are already seeing the positive effects ripple through the US economy. Global automakers are racing to source and assemble EV components in the US as new tax incentives from the climate bill expect to drive significant demand for electric vehicles.

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Moving to electric vehicles will dull recessions currently inflated by oil markets


Can you imagine a future where your daily commute is filled with electric vehicles zooming past you with fresh, crisp air coming through the windows? For now, we are sitting at stop lights, rolling the windows up because it’s better to breathe the AC than the toxic fumes from the vehicles around us. But what if I told you that a future with electric vehicles could also do the unthinkable: slow a recession?

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Current EV registrations in the US: How does your state stack up and who grew the most YOY?

US EV registrations

As many legacy automakers join a slew of new and established EV manufacturers in committing to an all-electric future for passenger vehicles, the transition for consumers continues to rise. While we are still quite a ways away from a world of roads dominated by BEVs, the graph of this transition continues to trend upward. Below is where the US currently stands in total EV registrations, broken down state by state. We’ve also compared last year’s results to see how far your state has grown.

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A new sodium-ion battery breakthrough means they may one day power EVs

Sodium-ion batteries have great promise. They’re energy dense, nonflammable, and operate well in colder temperatures, and sodium is cheap and abundant. Plus, sodium-based batteries will be more environmentally friendly and even less expensive than lithium-ion batteries are becoming now. Sodium-ion battery performance has been limited because of poor durability, but this is about to change for the better.

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