Fri.Sep 16, 2022

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ZF and Freudenberg partner on fuel cell drives

Green Car Congress

ZF’s Commercial Vehicle Solutions (CVS) division announced a joint development agreement with fuel cell and battery systems supplier, Freudenberg e-Power Systems.

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Bridgestone aims to make natural-rubber tires from a sustainable American southwest crop

Green Car Reports

To make tire production more sustainable, Bridgestone is turning to a desert shrub called guayule as a source of natural rubber.

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GenCell launches grid-independent hydrogen EV charging solution EVOX

Green Car Congress

Israel-based GenCell Energy, a provider of hydrogen and ammonia to power fuel cell solutions, launched GenCell EVOX, a new off-grid EV charging solution that leverages alkaline fuel cells, hydrogen and ammonia to power technologies.

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Lightyear 0 is the most aerodynamic production car in the world, wind-tunnel testing verifies

Green Car Reports

Wind-tunnel testing has proven that the Lightyear 0 is the most aerodynamic production car in the world, Lightyear claims.

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Schaeffler to showcase hydrogen van at IAA Transportation

Green Car Congress

At the upcoming IAA Transportation show in Hanover, Schaeffler will present a hydrogen fuel cell demonstration vehicle built from the ground up on the basis of an electric van. The vehicle is driven by a Schaeffler 3in1 e-axle powered by a fuel cell system made using Schaeffler components.

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35 states get the green light for $7.5 billion national EV charging network

Green Car Reports

President Biden, in a speech at the Detroit Auto Show Wednesday, confirmed that the federal government is releasing a first round of funding to 35 states to start installing EV charging hardware on the way to a 500,000-charger U.S. network.

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ONE reveals 1007 Wh/L anode-free cell that enables 600-mile Gemini battery

Green Car Congress

Our Next Energy (ONE), a Michigan-based energy storage company ( earlier post ), unveiled a 240-Ah prismatic anode-free cell after a successful 12-month R&D effort. The company believes its anode-free cell is the highest energy density large-format cell ever produced.

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Magna develops and pilots autonomous, on-road last-mile delivery solution

Green Car Congress

Magna has successfully developed and is piloting a novel last-mile delivery solution for urban environments. The solution integrates a purpose-built, on-road, lightweight, electric robot; Magna-developed low-speed autonomous driving system; and delivery software.

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Battery firm ONE reveals cell tech for 600-mile EVs, including trucks and SUVs

Green Car Reports

Michigan-based startup Our Next Energy (ONE) this week unveiled a prismatic anode-free battery cell it claims will lay the foundation for 600-mile EVs. The prototype cell will be integrated into a BMW iX prototype later this year as part of a dual-chemistry battery pack.

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Volvo Trucks starts series production of heavy-duty electric trucks

Green Car Congress

Volvo Trucks is beginning series production of the electric versions of the company’s most important product range, its heavy-duty trucks: Volvo FH, Volvo FM and Volvo FMX. These trucks can operate at a total weight of 44 tonnes GCW.

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2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid: 40-mpg crossover priced to make hybrid mainstream

Green Car Reports

Honda has confirmed a 40-mpg combined rating for the redesigned 2023 CR-V Hybrid, and it's priced the entire CR-V lineup, which now includes CR-V Hybrid Sport and Hybrid Sport Touring versions that essentially position the hybrid as the sportier choice in the lineup.

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LiquidPiston awarded $1.7M Phase II Army contract to advance hybrid electrification for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)

Green Car Congress

LiquidPiston announced a $1.7-million Phase II award from the US Army to continue the development of the company’s Hybrid Electric X-Engine (HEXE) propulsion system. Earlier post.)

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NIO sees first swap station roll off line in Europe as Hungarian plant goes into operation

CN EV Post

The first battery swap station made by NIO Power Europe Plant will be shipped to Germany. The post NIO sees first swap station roll off line in Europe as Hungarian plant goes into operation appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. NIO NIO Hungary

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GM investing $491M in Marion Metal Center to support EV production

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General Motors will invest $491 million at its Marion, Indiana metal stamping operations to prepare the facility to produce a variety of steel and aluminum stamped parts for future products, including electric vehicles, built at multiple GM assembly plants. The investment will be used to purchase and install two new press lines, complete press and die upgrades, for renovations and to construct an approximately 6,000-square-foot addition. Work on the facility will begin later this year.

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My Tesla Full Self-Driving Beta 10.69 first drive was a fail

Electrek

I went on my first test drive of Tesla Full Self-Driving Beta 10.69.2, the latest big FSD software update, and unfortunately, it was a fail. more…. The post My Tesla Full Self-Driving Beta 10.69 first drive was a fail appeared first on Electrek.

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Iveco Group introduces new pay-per-use business for electric trucks and vans

Green Car Congress

Iveco Group has created a new entity: GATE (Green & Advanced Transport Ecosystem), a long-term, all-inclusive rental model for electric trucks and vans, which will support the industry’s energy transition. The expected operational launch date is mid-2023, when GATE, as a fully digitalized business, will begin offering its services to pilot clients in Italy.

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SpaceX rolls out “high-performance” satellite internet for residential users

Teslarati

Back in February, SpaceX introduced a high-performance satellite internet solution that was specifically designed for businesses. The higher-tier kit is a step above the standard Starlink system, with its larger dish that features double the antenna capability to its faster internet speeds.

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Amazon and Rhenus to test Mercedes-Benz eActros LongHaul electric truck in operations

Green Car Congress

Amazon and Rhenus will test the Mercedes-Benz eActros LongHaul electric truck ( earlier post ) in real-world operations as early as 2023. The two companies have each signed a letter of intent with Mercedes-Benz Trucks. The logistics service provider Rhenus will use the e-truck in many different business areas in order to be able to gain as much experience as possible.

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Heart Aerospace unveils new electric aircraft; Air Canada invests and orders 30 planes

Electrek

Air Canada announced that it invested in Heart Aerospace, an electric airplane startup, and it is ordering 30 units of a new version of its first electric aircraft. more…. The post Heart Aerospace unveils new electric aircraft; Air Canada invests and orders 30 planes appeared first on Electrek.

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Topsoe and First Ammonia sign 5GW electrolyzer agreement for green ammonia

Green Car Congress

Topsoe and green ammonia early-mover First Ammonia have entered into a capacity reservation agreement to kickstart the global market for green ammonia. Topsoe’s energy-efficient solid oxide electrolyzer cells (SOEC) will be installed in First Ammonia’s green ammonia plants around the world in the coming years. The agreement provides for an initial purchase of 500MW of SOEC units and is expandable to up to 5GW over the lifetime of the agreement.

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WA police feature Ioniq 5 squad car at World EV Day

The Driven EV News

West Australian police display all-electric Hyundai Ioniq 5 to crowds at World EV Day in Perth. The post WA police feature Ioniq 5 squad car at World EV Day appeared first on The Driven. Electric Cars EV News

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Tesla is now facing a class action lawsuit over ‘misleading’ claims about self-driving

Electrek

Tesla is now facing a class action lawsuit over “allegedly misleading the public regarding its Autopilot, Enhanced Autopilot, and Full Self-Driving Capability (‘FSD’) technology.”. more….

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Volvo Trucks starts production of electric semis

Teslarati

Volvo Trucks has announced that they have begun production of their all-electric semi-trucks. According to a press release from the company, Volvo Trucks is beginning production of their all-electric heavy trucks that they will sell in Europe.

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NIO opens second store in Norway as it approaches first anniversary in local presence

CN EV Post

To date, a total of 889 NIO vehicles have been registered in Norway, including 880 ES8s and 9 ET7s. The post NIO opens second store in Norway as it approaches first anniversary in local presence appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. NIO NIO Norway

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Brisbane battery tech firm wins sustainable design award

The Driven EV News

Vaulta's lighter, smaller, recyclable battery casing wins Australian Good Design Award for sustainability, thanks to its potential for reducing EV battery waste. The post Brisbane battery tech firm wins sustainable design award appeared first on The Driven. EV News

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NIO starts showing vehicle wait times with ET5 at up to 23 weeks

CN EV Post

Consumers ordering the ET5 now have to wait about 5-6 months, for the ES7 it's 13-15 weeks and for the ET7 it's 11-13 weeks. The post NIO starts showing vehicle wait times with ET5 at up to 23 weeks appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. NIO NIO ET5

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BYD Atto 3: Budget-friendly compact SUV set to disrupt EV market

The Driven EV News

The BYD Atto 3 has attracted plenty of attention from those waiting for more affordable electric cars, and for good reason. The post BYD Atto 3: Budget-friendly compact SUV set to disrupt EV market appeared first on The Driven. Electric Cars EV News atto 3 BYD

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Elon Musk new court filing accuses Twitter of fraud

Teslarati

In a court filing on Thursday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk accused Twitter of fraud.

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Rapid shift to EVs can save 24,000 lives and $148 billion over next two decades

The Driven EV News

New research shows EVs will save thousands of lives and improve the health of millions of Australians just by reducing air pollution. The post Rapid shift to EVs can save 24,000 lives and $148 billion over next two decades appeared first on The Driven.

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Tesla further cuts wait times in China, all models start at one week

CN EV Post

Local media earlier today cited several Tesla salespeople as saying that a small number of existing Model 3 and Model Y vehicles are currently available for sale. The post Tesla further cuts wait times in China, all models start at one week appeared first on CnEVPost.

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Should the US convert coal plant sites to nuclear? The DOE seems to think so

Electrek

The US Department of Energy (DOE) yesterday released a study stating that 80% of US coal power plant sites could be converted to nuclear power plant sites in order to help the US achieve net zero by 2050. more…. The post Should the US convert coal plant sites to nuclear?

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CNBC releases sneak peek of Elon Musk on Jay Leno’s Garage

Teslarati

CNBC released a sneak peek of Elon Musk on Jay Leno’s Garage. In video clips shared with Teslarati , we get a preview of what Jay Leno and Elon Musk talk about in Leno’s upcoming episode of the show. We reported on the live Q&A Leno is holding for fans of the series earlier today.

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GM is investing half a billion to upgrade Indiana factory to support EV production

Electrek

As part of GM’s plans to provide “EVs for everyone,” the automaker says it will be upgrading its Marion, Indiana, assembly plant. General Motors will invest $491 million to prepare the facility for the automaker’s transition to electric with new stamping capabilities. more….

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Jay Leno will hold a live Q&A, talk about his latest video with Elon Musk

Teslarati

Jay Leno, the host of Jay Leno’s Garage , is planning to hold a live Q&A for fan questions and talk about his newest episode featuring Elon Musk.

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New electric bike with two seats brings passenger travel to shared micromobility

Electrek

Veo, which touts itself as the first profitable shared micromobility company, has just unveiled its latest light electric vehicle known as the Apollo. But unlike typical e-scooters or e-bikes, this one isn’t just a two-wheeler. It’s also a two-seater. more….

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China adds 32 supercharging stations in June

Setec Powerr

The latest data from Tesla China shows that in June 2022, 32 new super charging stations and 120 super charging piles will be added, which have been launched in 25 cities (counties) across the country.

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Ford, LG Energy supplier using lithium extraction with ‘minimal environmental impact’ to produce EV battery metals

Electrek

Compass Mineral International, a leading supplier of essential minerals like salt and sulfate of potash (used in plant fertilizer), has been pivoting to focus on the “new gold” rush, lithium.