Thu.Apr 07, 2022

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Achates near-zero heavy-duty opposed-piston diesel enters fleet service; compliant with 2027 NOx levels

Green Car Congress

Achates Power announced that the 10.6-liter, heavy-duty opposed-piston, three-cylinder diesel engine it developed in a project funded by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and several partners ( earlier post ) has entered fleet service with WALMART Corporation in a Peterbilt 579 tractor.

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First drive review: 2022 GMC Hummer EV mainlines electric to truck fans

Green Car Reports

Electric vehicles are far too often a polarizing tag. The idea gets sifted away into a particular ideological bin before some get the chance to grasp the freedom it enables.

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Werner piloting Aurora’s autonomous trucks on 600-mile route in Texas

Green Car Congress

Aurora Innovation and Werner Enterprises, a premier transportation and logistics provider, announced a collaboration and commercial pilot to test and deploy safely autonomous trucks on one of the most commercially active and critical stretches of highway in the US.

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Alongside EVs, Porsche sees a business opportunity in synthetic fuels

Green Car Reports

As it continues to launch new electric cars, Porsche is continuing to invest in synthetic fuels for internal-combustion vehicles. The automaker on Wednesday announced a $75 million investment in HIF Global LLC, a holding company for projects to develop synthetic fuel production facilities.

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Mercedes-AMG entry-level SL 43 features electric exhaust gas turbocharger from Formula 1 for the first time in production vehicle

Green Car Congress

Following two variants with V8 engines, Mercedes-AMG is presenting the entry-level SL 43 version of its newly developed roadster icon.

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GMC Hummer EV review, traffic-light pollution, Porsche synthetic fuels: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

The GMC Hummer EV isn’t a truck for EV fans, but it’s even better than we expected off-road. Poorly timed traffic lights are adding to emissions. And Porsche invests more in synthetic fuels. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. We drove the 2022 GMC Hummer EV last week in Arizona.

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Veolia launches largest project to produce bio-methanol from pulp mill waste

Green Car Congress

Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, and Veolia recently signed a long-term partnership agreement on the refining of crude methanol generated in pulp production at the Äänekoski bioproduct mill into commercial biomethanol.

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Daimler Truck subsidiary Torc Robotics opens Technology and Development Center in Stuttgart

Green Car Congress

Torc Robotics, an independent subsidiary of Daimler Truck, is opening a technology and software development center in Stuttgart, Germany. Torc is a leader in SAE Level 4 self-driving vehicle software for heavy-duty vehicles.

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Elon Musk’s talk at Tesla Giga Texas Cyber Rodeo: updates and details

Teslarati

As everyone at Tesla’s Cyber Rodeo settles down to listen to Elon Musk’s talk at Giga Texas, the anticipation builds in the air. The Tesla community is eager and excited to hear about any updates and details Elon Musk will announce to the world at Giga Texas Cyber Rodeo.

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Argonne researcher using hydrous ethanol as a dual fuel to lighten the carbon footprint of locomotives

Green Car Congress

Essam El-Hannouny, a principal mechanical engineer at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, won a Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) Award from DOE to expand his research on how a renewable alcohol-based biofuel can serve as a dual fuel to help decarbonize locomotive engines.

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Tesla is going to make a new futuristic-looking electric vehicle as a ‘dedicated robotaxi’

Electrek

Elon Musk announced that Tesla is going to build a new futuristic-looking electric vehicle as a “dedicated robotaxi” – though there’s no clear timeline for the new vehicle. more….

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NASA to fly payload with SpinLaunch’s mass accelerator to test low-cost, high-cadence kinetic launch system

Green Car Congress

SpinLaunch , the developer of a ground-based, electric-powered, kinetic launch system, has signed a Space Act Agreement with NASA.

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Tesla is aiming to start production of its Optimus humanoid robot in 2023

Electrek

Elon Musk gave a timeline to production for the first time for the Tesla Optimus project, a humanoid robot capable of doing general tasks. The CEO believes the company can bring the ambitious project to production as soon as next year. It’s an ultra-ambitious timeline even for him. more….

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Porsche strengthens commitment to industrial production of eFuels with $75M investment in HIF Global

Green Car Congress

Porsche is investing US$75 million in HIF Global LLC, a holding company of internationally active project developers of eFuel production facilities. Among other projects, the Santiago de Chile-based company is building the Haru Oni eFuel pilot plant in Punta Arenas (Chile). Earlier post.).

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Tesla’s Elon Musk and Lucid CEO Peter Rawlinson attend Biden admin’s EV meeting

Teslarati

It appears that the Biden administration has turned over a new leaf, with senior officials holding a meeting on Wednesday with automotive leaders in the country. The goal of the meeting was to discuss electric vehicles and EV charging infrastructure.

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HT-PEM fuel cell company Advent Technologies, Hyundai enter technology assessment, sales & development agreement

Green Car Congress

Advent Technologies Holdings, a developer of highly efficient high-temperature PEM fuel cells, and Hyundai Motor Company have signed a technology assessment, sales, and development agreement. Advent and Hyundai aim to deliver green energy solutions to current high carbon applications, using fuel cell technology.

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Tesla raises prices on Model 3 vehicles with nickel-based battery packs

Electrek

Tesla has implemented another price increase (its third in about a month), but this time it only affects Model 3 vehicles with nickel-based battery packs. more…. The post Tesla raises prices on Model 3 vehicles with nickel-based battery packs appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla debuts new Model Y Standard Range with 4680 structural battery

Teslarati

Tesla’s new Standard Range All-Wheel-Drive Model Y all-electric crossover with 4680 battery cells is present at the Cyber Rodeo event the automaker is holding at its new production facility in Austin, Texas.

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Park New Haven Keeps You Moving

EV Club of CT

The following is from a conversation with executives of the New Haven Parking Authority (or Park New Haven, as they brand themselves) – Executive Director, Doug Hausladen, COO, Sammy Parry, and Chief Engineer, Jim Staniewicz. Read more.

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Tesla Cyber Rodeo livestream date and time announced

Teslarati

Tesla fans who would not be able to physically attend the Cyber Rodeo at Gigafactory Texas this Thursday need not be disappointed, as the electric vehicle maker formally announced that it would be posting a livestream of the event on Thursday night.

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Delhiites can charge their EVs free of cost in noon from June 1st.

Electric Vehicles India

An amazing update to Delhiites having an electric vehicle will now have a reason to show great joy from June onwards, they can charge their Electric vehicle for free of cost from 12 noon to 3 pm it’s available over 40 public charging stations across the national capital.

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Tech: Why Don’t Tires Last as Long on an EV?

Clean Fleet Report

EVs Are Low Maintenance, But Still Need Care. Switching to an electric vehicle has a spectrum of benefits. In addition to being environmentally friendly, they reduce fuel expenses, improve your image and eliminate some maintenance concerns.

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Tesla ‘recalls’ another 120,000 vehicles in China, but it’s another software update fix

Electrek

Tesla is again in the headlines in China – the world’s biggest EV market – due to a recall of over 120,000 vehicles in China, but it’s another over-the-air software update fix. more….

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Tesla Cybertruck functions & improvements teased at Giga Texas Cyber Rodeo

Teslarati

Tesla’s Giga Texas Cyber Rodeo is in full swing, and many people have seen the Cybertruck — as promised by sightings of the all-electric truck before the event kicked off.

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Fiido X electric bike’s frame can apparently break in half, company issues recall

Electrek

If you’ve got a Fiido X electric bike at home, now you have a pretty magnesium sculpture. That’s because the company has issued an urgent notice for owners to stop using the e-bike after a frame defect has been discovered that causes the bike to break in two. more….

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Tesla’s Lone Star flag Model Y formation in Giga Texas has been completed

Teslarati

It seems like the speculations of avid Tesla enthusiasts were right on the money. Tesla was indeed forming a creative Lone Star flag in the Gigafactory Texas complex using different colored Model Ys — and the end result looks absolutely cool. .

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk met with Biden administration regarding EV charging, along with Mary Barra and other auto leaders

Electrek

Tesla CEO Elon Musk and several other auto industry leaders, like GM’s Mary Barra, met with the Biden administration regarding electric vehicle charging infrastructure, according to a new release from the Department of Transport. more….

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Toyota will join Tesla, GM in losing EV tax credit after it reaches sales cap

Teslarati

Toyota will soon join Tesla and General Motors as automakers that no longer qualify for the $7,500 electric vehicle tax credit. The Japanese automaker is expected to reach the sales cap before the end of June, a company representative said.

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Watch as several Volcon Grunt electric motorcycles go for a swim riding right through a river

Electrek

Electric motorcycles have a wide range of advantages over their gas-powered counterparts.

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Apple veteran launches fleet management platform for Teslas and all other EVs

Teslarati

Electric vehicles such as Teslas work great as fleet vehicles. Their total ownership costs tend to be lower than comparable internal combustion cars, their maintenance needs are relatively light, and they tend to be technologically advanced.

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Review: GMC’s Hummer EV ‘Super(size)truck’ is excess in all the best ways

Electrek

GMC flew Electrek out to Scottsdale, Arizona, last month to test-drive the new Hummer EV on proving grounds, backroads, highways, and desert trails.

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How a Parachute Accident Helped Jump-start Augmented Reality

Cars That Think

I climb into an upper-body exoskeleton that’s covered in sensors, motors, gears, and bearings, and then lean forward, tilting my head up to press my face against the eyepieces of a vision system hanging from the ceiling.

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Chase partners with EVgo to pilot DC fast chargers at 50 of its US branches

Electrek

Chase bank announced a new partnership with fast charging network EVgo to implement a pilot program of DC fast chargers for EVs at 50 of its branch locations.

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Tesla’s Elon Musk shares teasers of Giga Texas’ epic Cyber Rodeo venue

Teslarati

Elon Musk has shared several images of Tesla’s ongoing preparations for its Cyber Rodeo at Gigafactory Texas, which is scheduled to be held this Thursday, April 7, 2022.

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KORE to build 12 GWh lithium-ion battery factory in Arizona

Electrek

KORE Power is now ready to build the first lithium-ion battery factory wholly owned by a US company. UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates.

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First look inside the Tesla ‘Cyber Rodeo’ at Gigafactory Texas

Teslarati

The first looks inside the Tesla “Cyber Rodeo” event at Gigafactory Texas are beginning to appear as attendees make their way to the event, located just outside Austin. Tesla is holding a 15,000-person event at its new production facility in Texas to launch the opening of the factory.

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Proterra becomes the first EV maker to earn multiple zero-waste certifications

Electrek

Burlingame, California-based Proterra , which designs and manufactures electric transit buses and electric charging systems, today announced that it has become the first EV maker to achieve multiple TRUE-certified zero waste facilities.

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