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. The partners will develop clean e-Drive ‘powerpack’ solutions, consisting of a fuel cell and drivetrain system, as well as share components for a variety of applications. The partnership combines the core competencies of two companies with Freudenberg’s expertise in fuel cell and battery systems and ZF’s electric components including d

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

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To make tire production more sustainable, Bridgestone is turning to a desert shrub called guayule as a source of natural rubber. Native to northern Mexico and the southwestern United States, guayule is a heat-tolerant source of natural rubber that can be used to make tires, Bridgestone said in a recent press release. Natural rubber can be.

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Schaeffler to showcase hydrogen van at IAA Transportation

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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. Schaeffler collaborated with REFIRE, a leading global supplier of commercial hydrogen fuel cell 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. Testing conducted at the FKFS wind tunnels in Stuttgart, Germany, under WLTP protocols confirmed a 0.175 coefficient of drag (Cd) for the solar-assisted electric car, Lightyear said Thursday in a press release. That figure.

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

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

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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. The technology will enable the commercialization of ONE’s Gemini dual-chemistry architecture, which will be integrated into a BMW iX prototype vehicle later this year.

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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. As Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg pointed out in a release, the 35 states given the green light are.

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40-mpg CR-V Hybrid, most aerodynamic production car, natural-rubber tires: Today’s Car News

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The Honda CR-V Hybrid gets a price—and better gas mileage in some versions. Natural-rubber tires could be made from a sustainable crop in the U.S. And what’s the most aerodynamic production car in the world? This and more, here at Green Car Reports. The 2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid earns 40 mpg, Honda has revealed—with the addition of.

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Volvo Trucks starts series production of heavy-duty electric trucks

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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. The three models represent around two-thirds of the company’s sales. With these new additions, Volvo Trucks has six electric truck models in series production globally—the broadest electric truck line up in the industry.

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

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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. ONE said in a press release that it's aiming for a volume-produced version of.

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

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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.) The Phase II award is a result of successful completion of a Phase I xTechSearch Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award previously announced. LiquidPiston’s HEXE propulsion system, prototyped and demonstrated at the end of Phase 1, will deliver fuel-efficient power as well as advanced take-off and inflight

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

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

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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. The 2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid Sport starts at $33,695 in front-wheel-drive form.

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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.

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Elon Musk new court filing accuses Twitter of fraud

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In a court filing on Thursday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk accused Twitter of fraud. According to the CEO’s legal team, Twitter’s alleged decision to conceal flaws in its data security — as highlighted by whistleblower and former Twitter security chief Peiter “Mudge” Zatko — amounted to fraud and a breach of contract by the social media company. .

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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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. Inasmuch as the service was attractive, however, there was one issue: it costs a whopping $2,500 for the high-performance satellite internet system and a very premium $500 per month for the service itself.

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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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Volvo Trucks starts production of electric semis

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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. The trucks are being produced at the company’s Tuve facility in Gothenburg, Sweden, and will soon be made at the brand’s Ghent, Belgium plant as well.

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

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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.

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

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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. The episode and live Q&A will take place on September 21 and he will also talk about his interview with President Biden as well as the technology featured in Season 7 of the show. "Patents are for the weak" – @elonmusk.

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

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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.

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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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WA police feature Ioniq 5 squad car at World EV Day

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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.

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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…. The post Tesla is now facing a class action lawsuit over ‘misleading’ claims about self-driving appeared first on Electrek.

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New York’s ‘Drive Clean’ rebate program runs out of money

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New York State’s “Drive Clean” EV rebate program has run out of money, according to the state agency that runs the rebate program. This morning, u/fiehlsport posted on r/electricvehicles on Reddit that the “Clean Drive” EV rebate program had contacted him and that he would no longer be recieving the funds he applied for because the program had run out of money.

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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. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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Biden announces $900 million for EV charging network at Detroit Auto Show

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The US President Joe Biden announced at Detroit Auto Show the release of the first round of funding for a nationwide electric vehicle charging network, financing the construction of stations in 35 states. As part of a $1 trillion infrastructure law approved in November, President Biden announced approval of the first $900 million in infrastructure money […] The post Biden announces $900 million for EV charging network at Detroit Auto Show appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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Brisbane battery tech firm wins sustainable design award

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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.

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FINN Intends to Purchase 12,600 Sion Solar EVs to Be Used in a Sustainable Fleet

Electric Cars Report

The Munich-based solar mobility OEM Sono Motors has signed a letter of intent with FINN, a Munich-based car subscription platform, aiming to solidify their cooperation. FINN was one of Sono Motors’ first B2B reservation holders. Following its initial, non-binding reservation of 5,500 Sion in 2020, FINN now intends to reserve and purchase a total of […] The post FINN Intends to Purchase 12,600 Sion Solar EVs to Be Used in a Sustainable Fleet appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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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.

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Dacia Manifesto Concept Is electric off-roader full of big ideas

Electric Cars Report

With the reveal of Manifesto Concept, Dacia is emphatically reaffirming its unrivalled vision of an essential, cool, robust, affordable and environmentally efficient car. Although it does not prefigure an upcoming model, Manifesto is a lab for ideas with some of its innovative features available on future vehicles in the Dacia range. Manifesto explores a connection […] The post Dacia Manifesto Concept Is electric off-roader full of big ideas appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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Tesla bear Needham changes tone, switches to ‘hold’ citing potential strength

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Tesla ( NASDAQ: TSLA ) bear Needham & Co. has changed its tone on the electric automaker, advising clients to “hold” from “underperform.” The firm cited several factors that indicate potential strength from Tesla stock, which is up 21.59 percent in the past year. “We believe the stock is fairly priced, and we do not see a catalyst for underperformance in the near-term,” Vikram Bagri, who took over coverage on Tesla shares for the group from Raji Gill, said.

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ABB expands US manufacturing footprint with investment in new EV charger facility

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ABB E-mobility, a leader in EV charging infrastructure, is expanding its global and US manufacturing footprint with new manufacturing operations in Columbia, South Carolina. The multi-million dollar investment will increase production of electric vehicle chargers, including Buy America Act compliant ones, and create over 100 jobs. The new facility will be capable of producing up […] The post ABB expands US manufacturing footprint with investment in new EV charger facility appeared first on