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Volvo Cars first car maker to join SteelZero initiative in support of fossil-free steel ambitions

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Volvo Cars is the first car maker to sign up to the SteelZero initiative , which aims to increase demand for fossil-free steel and accelerate a transition to carbon neutrality in the global steel industry. As well as a long-term commitment to procure 100% fossil-free steel by 2050, SteelZero signatories also commit to 50% of their steel procurement by 2030 meeting at least one of the following criteria: Steel produced by a steelmaking site where the site’s corporate owner has defined and made pu

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2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid revealed: 37-mpg crossover will be American-made

Green Car Reports

Toyota has expanded its family of Corolla Cross models to include a hybrid version anticipated at 37 mpg. The Corolla Cross Hybrid has what Toyota terms its fifth-generation hybrid system—here in all-wheel-drive form. In the Corolla Cross Hybrid, it delivers 194 hp—equating to a 0-60 mph time of 8.0 seconds, more than a second better.

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TTTech Auto and ZettaScale Technology partner to advance flexible and reliable software-defined vehicle development

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TTTech Auto and ZettaScale Technology are partnering to provide advanced communication technologies for software-defined vehicles. The upcoming software solution will enable flexible and safe application development. It will serve as a foundation to enable the extension of the vehicle life cycle via after-sales application updates. The partnership includes an investment by TTTech Auto in ZettaScale Technology as part of TTTech Auto’s growth strategy after its funding round earlier this year.

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Buick Wildcat concept shows design direction for Electra EV series arriving in 2024

Green Car Reports

Buick on Wednesday revealed a concept that it says previews “an expressive vision of the brand’s new design direction” as it transitions to fully electric by the end of the decade. And it also confirmed that upcoming Buick EVs—including the first one to arrive in North America in 2024—will carry the Electra name, as.

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How serious is Norway about climate change? So much that its streetlights self-dim

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Nano One and BASF partner to develop next-gen cathode active materials for Li-ion batteries

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Nano One Materials and BASF SE (BASF) have signed a joint development agreement (JDA) under which the companies will co-develop a process with reduced by-products for commercial production of next-generation cathode active materials (CAM), based on BASF’s HED-family of advanced CAM and using Nano One’s patented One-Pot process and metal direct to CAM (M2CAM) technologies.

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2023 Chevy Bolt EV: $6,000 price drop for lineup as GM aims to prioritize affordability

Green Car Reports

Chevrolet has announced that its 2023 Bolt EV and EUV cost less than equivalent 2022 Bolt EV and EUV models. The 2023 Chevy Bolt EV starts at $28,595, including destination charges, while the Bolt EUV starts at $28,195. That’s a price drop of $5,900 for the Bolt EV and a drop of $6,300 for the Bolt EUV—reductions that hold for both the.

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Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid, Lexus RX plug-in, Buick Wildcat EV concept: Today’s Car News

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Buick shows an electric Wildcat. Lexus is offering three hybrid flavors of a redesigned RX crossover, including PHEV and performance hybrid versions. And one of the few remaining Toyota models not yet offered in a hybrid version gets one. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Toyota announced a hybrid version of its Corolla Cross, which.

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Toyota Combines ‘Autonomous’ with ‘Mobility-as-a-Service’ in Sienna Autono-MaaS

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Toyota Motor North America (Toyota) announced that its Michigan-based production development teams have been modifying Indiana-produced 2022 Sienna minivans, adding a vehicle control interface, to create a new vehicle platform compatible with third-party autonomous driving kits and sensors (“Autono”) for use in Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) applications.

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Panasonic ships Tesla 4680 cell samples as it gears for mass production

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Panasonic said on Wednesday that it has shipped samples of Tesla’s 4680 cell to the automaker ahead of mass production. Panasonic detailed its plans for the production timeline during the first day of the company’s annual investor event. “A pilot line, created first in Japan, made it possible to start large-scale prototype production in May,” Kazuo Tadanobu, Panasonic’s energy business CEO said during the event.

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Topsoe technology to support Cresta’s renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel production in Canada

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Cresta Funds Management (Cresta) has chosen Topsoe’s HydroFlex solution for revamping the Braya Renewable Fuels refinery (Braya) in Newfoundland, Canada. The refinery will produce up to 18,000 barrels per day of Renewable Diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) initially; the capacity will increase further in various stages of expansion. The refinery’s hydrocracker and diesel hydrotreater will be revamped to produce renewable diesel and SAF from various renewable feedstocks.

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Faurecia and Accenture partner on products and services for connected and autonomous vehicles

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2023 Chevy Bolt EV and EUV get $6,000 price cut, start at $25,600

Electrek

The Chevy Bolt lineup is getting a massive price cut for 2023, dropping from $31,500 to $25,600 (before the $995 destination fee). This means the Chevy Bolt now has a lower MSRP than the base model Nissan Leaf , though the Leaf still qualifies for the US federal EV incentive, whereas the Bolt does not. more…. The post 2023 Chevy Bolt EV and EUV get $6,000 price cut, start at $25,600 appeared first on Electrek.

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fka leading new consortium on LiDAR specification and testing

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LiDAR technology (Light Detection and Ranging) offers high potential for machine perception in automated driving and currently available comfort- and safety features due to its precise distance sensing and three-dimensional point cloud image generation. A growing number of new and established sensor manufacturers have thus been working on LiDAR sensors for automotive applications.

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Electric car price war is coming, says Ford CEO

Electrek

Ford CEO Jim Farley believes that the electric car market is going to soon enter a price war with upcoming $25,000 models. more…. The post Electric car price war is coming, says Ford CEO appeared first on Electrek.

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WSU, PNNL artificial enzyme breaks down lignin

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Researchers from Washington State University (WSU) and the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have devised an artificial enzyme that digests lignin, which has stubbornly resisted previous attempts to develop it into an economically useful energy source. An open-access paper on their work is published in Nature Communications.

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ExxonMobil announces 6th oil discovery offshore Guyana with Ranger-1; Guyana may move from non-producer to regional powerhouse

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How Clean Are Electric Cars?

CleanTechnica EVs

How much CO2 can electric cars really save compared to diesel and petrol cars? To answer this question, we have developed a tool (see below) that compiles all the most up-to-date data on CO2 emissions linked to the use of an electric, diesel or petrol car. Originally published on Transport & Environment. By Lucien Mathieu, Acting […].

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Elon Musk asks all Tesla employees to come back to the office or quit

Electrek

Elon Musk has requested that all Tesla employees stop remote work and come back to the office 40+ hours/week or they will be let go. more…. The post Elon Musk asks all Tesla employees to come back to the office or quit appeared first on Electrek.

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Elon Musk tells Tesla executives remote work is no longer acceptable

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Update 9:33am: Update to lede and headline for accuracy, email was sent to executive staff. Elon Musk sent an email to Tesla employees on Tuesday revealing the company would no longer allow employees to work remotely or they would be forced to leave the company. The “To” line of the email seems to indicate it is aimed at executive staff only. “Anyone who wishes to do remote work must be in the office for a minimum (and I mean *minimum*) of 40 hours per week or depart Tesla.

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Wireless Charging For EV Buses & Trucks — Interview with WAVE CEO, Part 1

CleanTechnica EVs

WAVE (Wireless Advanced Vehicle Electrification), which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ideanomics, is developing wireless charging solutions for the medium- and heavy-duty vehicle sectors. I recently spoke with WAVE CEO Aaron Gillmore, who shared some of the projects WAVE is working on. Naturally, I also asked him what inspired him to get into wireless charging […].

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Tesla marks 7th straight year with perfect equality rating for LGBTQ workers

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Tesla has received top marks in the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index’s 2022 Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality for the 7th consecutive year. The HRC’s complete report shows that Tesla received a perfect score once again, as the Corporate Equality Index 2022 ranks companies on equality for those in the LGBTQ community. In total, 842 businesses met all the criteria to earn a 100 percent rating and the designation of being a 2022 “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality

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NIO Chooses onsemi Silicon Carbide Power Modules

CleanTechnica EVs

onsemi, a Phoenix-based maker of high efficiency traction power modules, recently announced that it has inked a deal to sell its batteries to NIO, a Chinese EV manufacturer with plans to expand globally (including the United States). “From all the solutions we considered, the VE-Trac Direct SiC traction power modules offered the best efficiency during […].

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Volkswagen’s Diess expects tight race with Tesla to EV dominance

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Volkswagen’s Chief Executive Herbert Diess is confident in his company’s ability to challenge Tesla for the proverbial crown in the race to dominate the electric vehicle sector. Diess, who has a friendly relationship with Tesla CEO Elon Musk, said he believes the race between the two will be tight in the coming years. Diess is arguably the most supportive CEO in the automotive field that has tried to transition a combustion engine company into an EV powerhouse, along with Ford CEO Ji

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Students Build Solar EV Charging Station

CleanTechnica EVs

Students at University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) recently gained experience with solar technology and EVs by building a charging station for one of the school’s vehicles which is used to deliver food and reduce food waste. The little car even has a name: Gemma, but we’ll get to why that is in a minute. “To […].

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Musk clarifies Tesla’s updated work-from-home policy in follow up email to employees

Teslarati

Elon Musk has sent out a second email to Tesla employees, clarifying a communication he sent to company executives where he stated they would no longer be allowed to work from home and would be required to be on-site. Earlier today, Teslarati reported Musk’s internal email to Tesla executives , which stated they would no longer be able to work in the comfort of their homes or a remote office. “Anyone who wishes to do remote work must be in the office for a minimum (and I mean *minim

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CarMax: High Gas Prices Driving Jump In EV Interest

CleanTechnica EVs

CarMax recently released a report on its EV customer interest and sales, and one thing is pretty clear: EV sales are going up, and today’s nasty gas prices are definitely driving it. Here’s the heavy-hitting part of the report: “From February 2022 to March 2022, CarMax.com received 1.5 times the search volume for the term […].

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Tesla receives 4680 battery cell samples from Panasonic ahead of mass production

Electrek

Tesla has received 4680 battery cell samples from Panasonic ahead of the manufacturing giant moving to mass production of the new battery that is going to power the Cybertruck and more. more…. The post Tesla receives 4680 battery cell samples from Panasonic ahead of mass production appeared first on Electrek.

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FreeWire Shows Us How To Solve US Rural Charging Challenges

CleanTechnica EVs

I recently came across a company called FreeWire on social media, and it looks like they have a pretty good solution to something that keeps rural charging stations from happening in the United States. Before I get to how the company is doing this, let’s take a look at the problem first, so we can […].

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Buick announces it’s going all-electric by 2030 and unveils stunning Wildcat EV concept

Electrek

Today, Buick announced that it is only going to offer all-electric vehicles by 2030 and unveiled a stunning EV concept called Wildcat. more…. The post Buick announces it’s going all-electric by 2030 and unveils stunning Wildcat EV concept appeared first on Electrek.

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2023 Lexus RX/RZ Lineup Improved, But Is It Enough?

CleanTechnica EVs

I’m covering the variety of new midsize luxury crossovers announced on May 31st. Details on the most exciting all-electric RZ and RX plug-in hybrid aren’t available, but the enhanced RX 350, RX 350h, and RX 500h F Sport Performance are discussed and compared to the 2022 lineup and other options. I’ll be traveling to Toyota/Lexus […].

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Premium electric bike maker Gocycle shakes up business model, drops prices on high-tech new e-bikes

Electrek

UK-based premium electric bicycle maker Gocycle is redesigning the company’s retail model in a move to bring more value to both its retailers and its customers. The good news for the latter group is that the new model means much lower pricing on Gocycle’s most premium (and most expensive) fourth-generation e-bikes known as the G4 line. more…. The post Premium electric bike maker Gocycle shakes up business model, drops prices on high-tech new e-bikes appeared first on Electrek.

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An Electric Road Trip Across The Americas

CleanTechnica EVs

Electric Americas recently contacted CleanTechnica about their upcoming adventure, an electric road trip to promote planetary well-being — from Alaska to Patagonia. They are a small group of adventurers setting out on a clean energy mission, spanning the length of the Americas, quite a long zero-emissions adventure. “Hello! We’re Electric Americas — a small team […].

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Buick Shows Wildcat Electric Coupe Concept, Outlines Brand’s EV Strategy

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Here's our first look at Buick's future design language it will launch this summer with the first Electra model.

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Faraday Future Announces First “Brand Experience Center” In Beverly Hills

CleanTechnica EVs

Luxury EV manufacturer Faraday Future recently announced that it is going to open its first retail location on posh Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California. The company is going to be working with the ASTOUND group to design and build the store. “Designing FF’s flagship brand experience center, working with the world-class brand experience design […].

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IEEE President's Note: Focusing on Members in Uncertain Times

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During my visit to Mexico City this year for the IEEE Region 9 annual meeting, I had the chance to visit the Memory and Tolerance Museum , whose mission is to increase the understanding of cultural diversity and eradicate hatred and genocide around the world. It was a humbling experience to see exhibits of the horrible events against humanity, which continue to happen in almost every corner of the world.

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MSU’s Solar Racing Team Shows Off Aurora, Their Green Racing Machine

CleanTechnica EVs

Michigan State University is very proud of its Solar Racing Team, and they want everyone to know about the team’s accomplishments this year. In a time when automakers are all going electric, college racing teams are still trying to push the limits of technology (which may end up in future cars) and gain valuable experience […].

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