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Terex introduces all-electric bucket truck; 9 initial utility customers

Green Car Congress

Terex Utilities introduced the industry’s first all-electric bucket truck at the Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference (EUFMC) in Williamsburg, Va. during the Drive-Thru Demonstrations.

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High-mpg Hyundai Ioniq plug-in and hybrid versions are going away, as Ioniq goes all-EV

Green Car Reports

With production due to end in South Korea in July, hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions of the Hyundai Ioniq hatchback will soon be discontinued, Hyundai Motor Company confirmed on Monday. In the U.S., the Hyundai Ioniq Electric was discontinued after the 2021 model year.

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Solid Power installs EV cell pilot line; 300 cells per week

Green Car Congress

Solid Power, a developer of all-solid-state battery cells for electric vehicles, has completed installation of its pilot production line—dubbed the “EV cell pilot line”—which is designed to produce EV-scale solid-state cells. Solid Power intends to produce Silicon EV Cells for internal testing before delivering cells to its automotive partners BMW and Ford to kick off automotive qualification testing, which is planned for the end of the year.

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Polestar 3 first look: US-made performance electric SUV due for production in early 2023

Green Car Reports

Sweden’s Polestar has shown a first undisguised image of its electric performance SUV, called the Polestar 3.

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Westinghouse, Bloom Energy to accelerate large-scale hydrogen production in nuclear industry; high-temperature integrated electrolysis

Green Car Congress

Westinghouse Electric Company and Bloom Energy Corporation have entered into a Letter of Intent to pursue clean hydrogen production in the commercial nuclear power market. The companies are teaming to identify and implement clean hydrogen projects across the nuclear industry. Westinghouse and Bloom Energy will jointly develop an optimized and large-scale high-temperature integrated electrolysis solution for the nuclear industry.

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Even misrepresented, Michigan Senator makes case for electric car amid record gas prices

Green Car Reports

According to the reporting from Fox News, one of the most popular news organizations in the U.S., a Michigan Senator bragged about driving an expensive electric car to Washington, D.C., while avoiding gas stations amid historic prices. Not true.

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Loop Energy partners with ARCC to expand into promising Australian hydrogen bus market

Green Car Congress

Loop Energy, a designer and manufacturer of hydrogen fuel cell solutions, will enter the promising Australian bus market as a supplier of fuel cell modules to Aluminium Revolutionary Chassis Company (ARCC), the developer and manufacturer of Australia’s first lightweight bolted aluminum city bus chassis. Earlier post.)

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Japan’s first SAF helicopter flight

Green Car Congress

Airbus Helicopters in Japan and Japan’s leading helicopter operator Nakanihon Air (NNK) recently jointly performed the country’s first helicopter flight powered with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). NNK’s H215 helicopter conducted a 30-minute flight at Nagoya Airport in Aichi Prefecture.

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Hyundai Ioniq sheds gas models, Polestar 3 first look, solid-state for BMW and Ford: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Polestar shows its performance electric SUV, the 3. Solid Power is ramping up production of test solid-state cells. And Hyundai announces the end of tailpipes and fuel tanks for the Ioniq lineup. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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EIA: record US natural gas demand this winter led to largest storage withdrawal in four years

Green Car Congress

Net withdrawals of natural gas from US storage totaled 2,264 billion cubic feet (Bcf) this winter (November 2021 through March 2022).

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Ford dealership applies $69,554 markup on F-150 Lightning despite corporate orders

Teslarati

Ford dealerships are starting to receive units of the all-electric F-150 Lightning and they are applying massive market adjustments despite corporate’s stern orders not to do so several months ago.

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Argonne hosting webinar on profitably recycling EV batteries; EverBatt tool

Green Car Congress

Argonne National Laboratory will host a public webinar on the challenges of recycling Li-ion batteries and possible solutions.

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Starlink IPO is still about 3 or 4 years away: Elon Musk

Teslarati

Starlink may already be expanding its reach to several countries across the globe, but SpaceX CEO Elon Musk believes that it will still take some time before the satellite internet service is ready to go public. This was according to Musk during a recent all-hands meeting with SpaceX employees.

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Peking U, SINOPEC team develops method for direct conversion of isopropanol to C6+ high-octane blendstock

Green Car Congress

Researchers from Peking University and SINOPEC have developed a one-post method for the synthesis of C 6+ branched compounds from isopropanol condenstation on Ni/MoC catalysts.

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Tesla Cybertruck with updated interior and windshield wiper goes on new outing

Electrek

A Tesla Cybertruck prototype with an updated windshield wiper and new look inside has made a rare new appearance at an official event to launch the Tesla Megapack project at Moss Landing, California. more….

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DOE launches $8B program for clean hydrogen hubs across US

Green Car Congress

The US Department of Energy (DOE) released a Notice of Intent (NOI) ( DE-FOA-0002768 ) to fund the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s (BIL) $8-billion program to develop regional clean hydrogen hubs (H2Hubs) across America. H2Hubs will create networks of hydrogen producers, consumers, and local connective infrastructure to accelerate the use of hydrogen as a clean energy carrier. The BIL authorizes and appropriates $8.0

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Lucid Motors launches Lucid Financial Services with Bank of America for lease and loan financing

Electrek

Today Lucid Motors announced a new digital financing platform called Lucid Financial Services to provide lease and loan purchase options to Air EV customers in the United States. The financing options are provided through a strategic relationship between Lucid Group and Bank of America. more….

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Biden invokes Defense Production Act to accelerate domestic manufacturing of clean energy

Green Car Congress

President Biden issued presidential determinations providing the US Department of Energy (DOE) with the authority to utilize the Defense Production Act (DPA) to accelerate domestic production of five key energy technologies: solar; transformers and electric grid components; heat pumps; insulation; and. electrolyzers, fuel cells, and platinum group metals.

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Tesla Cybertruck’s 9,000-ton Giga Press showcased at IDRA open house [Photos]

Teslarati

IDRA showcased the Tesla Cybertruck’s 9,000-ton Giga Press during its open house. . Redditor u/IeZael shared his experience during IDRA’s open house tour at their headquarters in Brescia. He visited as an engineering student, so his tour was structured differently from investor and customer visits.

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Gevo, Google Cloud to measure and verify the carbon intensity of biofuels across supply chain

Green Car Congress

Gevo has entered into a partner agreement with Google Cloud to measure and verify the efficacy of next-generation biofuels across the supply chain via full lifecycle sustainability data tracking. Utilizing technology developed by Verity Tracking , a division of Gevo, the collaboration is expected to enable users to track and verify emissions using datasets and analytics tools from Google Cloud.

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SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket set to launch Egyptian communications satellite

Teslarati

SpaceX says a Falcon 9 rocket is on track to launch Egypt’s Nilesat 301 communications satellite no earlier than (NET) 5:04 pm ET (21:04 UTC) on Wednesday, June 8th.

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Fisker says Ocean still coming in 2022, cites Magna delivering ‘out of this world’ product

Electrek

During its 2022 annual stockholder meeting this morning, Fisker CEO Henrik Fisker shared several updates regarding the company and its progress in delivering its flagship Ocean SUV this fall.

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SpaceX, NASA call off Cargo Dragon launch after discovering fuel leak

Teslarati

SpaceX and NASA have decided to call off an imminent Cargo Dragon 2 space station resupply mission after discovering a possible fuel leak while loading the spacecraft with propellant.

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Ford dealer doubles the price of the F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck

Electrek

Ford has started to deliver the F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck, but some dealers are taking advantage of the demand. One of them was spotted doubling the price of the electric pickup by adding a $69,000 markup. more….

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Tesla China still on hiring spree despite Elon Musk’s planned workforce cut

Teslarati

The recent news cycle may be dominated by Elon Musk’s recent emails about a planned global workforce cut at Tesla, but the company’s China division seems quite immune to the upcoming changes.

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Here’s what Tesla’s futuristic diner with drive-in theater and Supercharger could look like

Electrek

Tesla’s futuristic diner with drive-in theater and Supercharger station is finally becoming a reality, and we get a look at what could look like thanks to renders based on the construction plans. more….

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Public Sector Oil Companies to set up 900 charging stations in TN.

Electric Vehicles India

In a bid to go Green, the Public sector Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) of Tamil Nadu are going to set up 900 charging stations all over the state with the support of Indian Oil Corporation, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation, and Bharat Petroleum Corporation.

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Trikke wants police patrolling cities on these hilarious 45 mph standing electric tricycles

Electrek

… and they actually look fun enough that I’ve got a half a mind to enroll in my local police academy, if it comes with a standard-issue patrol trike.

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The Boring Company’s Interim Agreement with Fort Lauderdale gets approval

Teslarati

On Tuesday, June 07, the Fort Lauderdale City Commission agreed to enter into an Interim Agreement with The Boring Company (TBC) for its Las Olas Loop project. The Interim Agreement allows Elon Musk’s tunneling company to conduct feasibility studies for Fort Lauderdale’s proposed Loop.

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First turbine installed at world’s largest floating offshore wind farm – which will power oil and gas

Electrek

The first of 11 8.6 megawatt (MW) turbines has been installed at the world’s largest floating wind farm, off the Norwegian coast. Hywind Tampen is also Norway’s first offshore wind farm – and it will power offshore oil and gas platforms. more….

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Tesla files complaint against OAL, DFEH for filing discrimination lawsuit without proper investigation

Teslarati

Tesla has filed a complaint against the California Office of Administrative Law (OAL) and the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), accusing the agencies of rushing to file lawsuits against businesses without conducting investigations.

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Segway’s refurb. Ninebot Max G30LP electric scooter falls to $500, more in New Green Deals

Electrek

Ditch the car and even e-bike as you get around this summer on an electric scooter. It takes up less room than a bike, still has zero emissions, and you can ride all around town with ease.

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Smart EV charging explained | EVBox

EV Box

Electric vehicles (EVs) have never been more popular than today. Last year, electric car sales increased by 65% in Europe and more than doubled in the US compared to 2020. As the market matures, more drivers are discovering the benefits of electric mobility and the convenience of charging at home.

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Check out the first official Polestar 3 image and teaser video ahead of October debut

Electrek

Ahead of its world premiere in October, Polestar has publicly shared the first non-camo’d image of its upcoming Polestar 3 SUV alongside a teaser video. When it debuts, the Polestar 3 will be the first of three bespoke models for the Swedish EV brand to arrive over the next three years.

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Tesla Cybertruck’s interior changes teased in Moss Landing appearance images

Teslarati

The Tesla Cybertruck recently made an appearance at the Moss Landing Megapack site in California. The uniquely-designed vehicle attracted a lot of attention online, with images and videos of the all-electric truck being shared on platforms such as Twitter.

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A commuter electric scooter with a hidden trick underneath! Reviewing the ANYHILL UM-2

Electrek

I’ve set foot on just about every budget electric scooter on the market, and it’s not very often that I get to see something genuinely innovative and new.

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Polestar 3 SUV With 372-Mile Range Shown In First Undisguised Photo

InsideEVs

Polestar's first SUV will debut in October 2022 and enter production in early 2023 in the United States and China.