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Georgia Tech team develops AI to read EV charging station reviews to find infrastructure gaps

Green Car Congress

A team from Georgia Tech has developed an AI that can analyze user reviews of electric vehicle charging stations, allowing it accurately to identify places where there are insufficient or out-of-service stations. An open-access paper on the work is published in the journal Patterns. We’re spending billions of both public and private dollars on electric vehicle infrastructure.

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GM's all-electric pledge: No tailpipes by 2035, net-zero carbon by 2040

Green Car Reports

General Motors on Thursday announced the intent to achieve net-zero carbon status by 2040—and that includes “an aspiration to eliminate tailpipe emissions from new light-duty vehicles by 2035.” The carmaker has spent much of the past year building a vision of what it sees as an “all-electric future,” including its.

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Can Net Metering Reform Fix the Rooftop Solar Cost Shift?

Energy Institute at HAAS

If we don’t also get electricity rates right, closing one perverse incentive may just increase another. I want to begin this week’s blog by saying how great it is to … Continue Reading Can Net Metering Reform Fix the Rooftop Solar Cost Shift?

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Setting a new standard for battery leak testing

Charged EVs

Defective cells can shorten battery life, decrease range, and lead to safety issues. A leaky cell housing, one common failure mode for Li-ion batteries, can allow ambient humidity to come in contact with the electrolyte, triggering an exothermic (heat-releasing) chemical reaction. Currently, the common practice in the battery manufacturing industry is to test cell packaging prior to final assembly.

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

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Porterville, CA deploys 12 all-electric micro-transit vans from Lightning eMotors

Green Car Congress

With a focus on its mission of sustainability for its residents, the City of Porterville, California is putting 12 electric micro-transit vans into service. The 12 vehicles, all Class 3 Lightning Electric Transit Vans, were developed by Lightning eMotors. The vans are built on Ford Transit 350 HD chassis and are upfitted by NorCal Vans/Driverge of Chico, California to meet ADA requirements with support for wheelchair lifts and other customizations.

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EV maker Lucid has a paint shop conceived for 400,000 vehicles a year

Green Car Reports

Lucid Motors has a big American manufacturing advantage over Rivian, Lordstown Motors, or even Tesla: Rather than adapting a plant from a legacy automaker, Lucid was able to build a new plant from the ground up—thus designing the facility around sustainability, how electric vehicles are built, and future expansion plans. The setup of the.

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Europe December 2020

EV Sales

Open the Gates! (23% share!) While the overall automotive market is still in red (-4% YoY), in December, Europe's passenger plugin market had an historic month, having registered a record 281,000 registrations (+264% YoY!), adding an amazing 115,000 units to the previous record, set in the previous month. This impressive result shooted December's plugin share to 23% share (14% BEV) , helping the 2020 numbers to rise 142% over those of the previous year, to well over 1 million units, and pulling

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Kawasaki completes world’s first liquefied hydrogen receiving terminal

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Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. recently completed Kobe LH2 Terminal (Hy touch Kobe), the world’s first liquefied hydrogen receiving terminal. Kawasaki built this terminal for the CO 2 -free Hydrogen Energy Supply-chain Technology Research Association (HySTRA). Operation testing has started at the facility, which will be used for a demonstration test, in a NEDO-subsidized project, for an international hydrogen energy supply chain to transport liquefied hydrogen from Australia to Japan.

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Electric DeLorean "time machine" revival now a possibility with replica rule

Green Car Reports

Back to the Future is, beyond the movie itself, probably the best phrase to describe the potential revival of DeLorean DMC-12 as an all-electric replica. The DeLorean has literally become the poster car for something the federal government enabled more than five years ago—already a long time coming—allowing a clear pathway with.

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BMW i4: Brand’s first EV saloon taking shape

Discover EV

The BMW i4 electric saloon is due for release later this year, but the Munich brand has been coy about giving away too much detail about the car. Keen to show that the i4 will be more than a straight-line hero, BMW has most recently released a video showing handling tests alongside a range of new imagery.

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

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New "40 Million Reasons to go Electric" Campaign

Electric Auto Association

Mark Ruffalo, Chloe Bennet and a cast of local heroes star in this Veloz film celebrating the 40 Million Reasons to drive an electric car. By April Bolduc, Electric Auto Association President. I love seeing creative and educational electric vehicle (EV) campaigns. As part of its “Electric for All” educational effort, California nonprofit Veloz spotlights Mark Ruffalo and Chloe Bennet as superhero agents of change fighting for social, economic, and environmental justice as they showcase the reaso

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Study finds GHG emissions from corn ethanol now 46% lower than gasoline

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A new study by a team from Environmental Health & Engineering (EH&E) has found that greenhouse gas emissions from corn ethanol are 46% lower than those from gasoline—a decrease in emissions from the estimated 39% done by previous modeling. The report, led by David MacIntosh, Chief Science Officer of Environmental Health & Engineering, Inc. (EH&E) and Adjunct Professor of Environmental Health at Harvard’s T.H.

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Lordstown electric van, Faraday Future revival, Lucid assembly plant: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

An electric van is in the works from Lordstown Motors. Lucid Motors is planning for going big in the future with its Arizona plant. And Faraday Future gets yet another chance. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Ohio-based Lordstown Motors disclosed in an update that it’s started development work on an electric van, and that it will.

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What Mass. gets right (and wrong) about transportation in the Clean Energy & Climate Plan

Green Energy Consumers

If you follow Massachusetts climate policy, you’re probably not very happy with Governor Baker for his recent veto of the Climate Roadmap bill. Though we’re disappointed with his decision, we’re optimistic that lawmakers are ready to refile the legislation and override another veto if necessary.

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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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Review: Citroen Ami

Green Cars News

It’s cute, it attracts more attention than anything else I’ve driven over the last year, and there’s an undeniable charm to zipping around a city in what’s not much more than a skateboard with a roof.

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STEAG and thyssenkrupp planning joint green hydrogen project

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Essen-based energy company STEAG, Duisburg-based steel producer thyssenkrupp Steel and Dortmund-based thyssenkrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers, specializing in electrolysis technology, are working on a joint feasibility study. The study deals with the construction of a water electrolysis plant at the STEAG site in Duisburg-Walsum by thyssenkrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers, the structuring of energy supply and operation of the electrolysis plant by STEAG and the supply of green hydrogen and oxygen to th

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Tesla Model S convertible conversion could be best alternative to overdue Roadster

Green Car Reports

With the Tesla Roadster delayed, Italian firm Ares Design decided to take matters into its own hands and build its own Tesla convertible—out of a Model S sedan. This is by no means the first Tesla Model S convertible conversion but, in photos at least, the fit and finish seem to be a bit better than some previous efforts. Ares announced the.

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How good is the Mass. Clean Energy and Climate Plan for cleaning up the grid?

Green Energy Consumers

The Baker a dministration released their ten-year Clean Energy & Climate Plan (CECP), which is open for comment through February 22. The comment period for the CECP is an excellent opportunity to set the Baker Administration on course to tackle climate emissions within multiple sectors of the economy. You can read the whole plan here. We’re working on our formal comments on the whole plan and will share them soon.

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Mazda CX-5: Crossover gets new tech and tweaks for 2021

Green Cars News

The Mazda CX-5 has been comprehensively updated for the new year, with the tweaked crossover featuring a new petrol engine option, better interior tech and other tweaks.

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Cummins provides 20MW PEM electrolyzer to Air Liquide for green hydrogen production

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Global technology and power solutions leader Cummins Inc. has provided a 20-megawatt PEM electrolyzer system to generate green hydrogen, making it the largest in operation in the world. The Cummins electrolyzer system is installed at the Air Liquide hydrogen production facility in Bécancour, Québec. The Cummins PEM Electrolyzer can produce more than?

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Tesla Model S and Kia Niro EV top electric vehicle ownership study

Green Car Reports

J.D. Power is known for its initial-quality rankings of new cars, but now the company has published a study specifically focusing on electric cars for the first time. The inaugural J.D. Power Electric Vehicle Experience Ownership Study ranked EV models based on ownership satisfaction, and looked at general customer attitudes toward electric cars.

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Comprehensive Electric Car List (January 2021 Update)

Charged Future

With a new year comes a fresh new update to the Comprehensive Electric Car List. This latest update brings the most models ever added. In fact, the Available and Future Electric Car List has now grown to over 120 models. In just 2021, there will be over 10 new electric vehicles (EVs).

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Pedeleze H2 Plus - Mid Drive Motor based Electric Bike

Plug In India

The PluginIndia team got an opportunity to test one of few mid drive motor based electric cycle sold in India. The brand is called Pedeleze and is based out Chennai. We also got to spend time with their H2 Plus electric bike. In this blog and video, i give my thoughts on the company and the eBike. Video : Pedeleze H2 Plus - Mid Drive Motor based Electric Cycle Pedaleze is a Chennai based startup.

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UK consortium launches InCEPTion project to develop integrated electric aircraft propulsion module

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Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) specialist Blue Bear Systems Research, a UK Small to Medium Enterprise, has formed a seven-strong consortium to develop a next-generation, all-electric propulsion module to enhance aircraft performance while reducing operating costs. The propulsion module is a scalable design and is the first in a range of products that can be used for aircraft less than 5 tonnes in the near term.

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GM and Navistar will create and support 2,000 long-haul hydrogen fuel-cell semis

Green Car Reports

The commercial truck maker Navistar International is teaming with General Motors to put 2,000 fuel-cell semis, each with a range of more than 500 miles and 15-minute refueling, into use “in the near term,” the companies jointly announced Wednesday. For the project, which fits in alongside GM’s $27 billion electric vehicle plan.

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More Power From Tesla EV Conversions

The Truth About Cars

Hawthorne, California-based AEM EV will soon debut an EV conversion control system that increases horsepower when using Tesla’s Large Drive Unit (LDU) base drive. AEM EV’s system, jointly developed with Cascadia Motion, a leader in EV propulsion, combined with the company’s VCU200 vehicle control unit, provides OE-level safety, vehicle control, and increased HP.

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Seven-seat hybrid Toyota Highlander now available to lease

Green Cars News

Toyota has launched the seven-seat Highlander SUV in the UK to expand its growing hybrid SUV line-up.

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Vietnam’s VinFast launches 3 electric crossovers with autonomous capabilities; two headed for N.A. and Europe

Green Car Congress

Vietnam’s first carmaker, VinFast, is launching three electric crossovers: VF31, VF32, VF33. All three offer a range of steering and self-driving assistance features and are equipped with safety and intelligence features. VinFast VF31, a C-segment SUV, features a 150 kW permanent magnet motor with maximum torque of 320 N·m (premium version) or an 85 kW motor with maximum torque of 190 N·m (standard version).

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Faraday Future potentially revived with IPO plan, Geely partnership: FF91 production soon?

Green Car Reports

On Thursday Faraday Future announced a new plan to finally push ahead with development and production of its vehicles—by becoming publicly traded through a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). But there's much more to it than that; it also announced that one of its new strategic partners will be “one of China’s top three.

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Zappi's three charging modes explained

EVolution

We're spending the start of 2021 breaking down everything you need to know about the Zappi, myenergi’s smart EV wall charger. Today, we're talking about the three available charging modes! The Zappi is a wall mounted home unit designed to charge your EV by utilizing both solar PV and wind powers, substituting energy from the grid with smart technology, to maximise your charging efficiency.

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Charging Station Reliability is Crucial as EVs Gain Speed

EV Connect

Electric vehicle (EV) production and sales are surging forward, and consumers are rapidly embracing the change. The only question now is, how quickly can we pave the way for this to become the dominant form of personal transportation? There are many pieces needed to complete the puzzle, but one of the most important ones is a reliable EV charging infrastructure.

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Ricardo to invest £2.5M in hydrogen development and testing facility

Green Car Congress

Ricardo announced an initial investment of £2.5 million to build a hydrogen development and test facility at its Shoreham Technical Centre in the UK. Designed to support the company’s existing work in hydrogen, fuel cells and green alternative fuels, the new facility will deliver state-of-the-art test and development to advance capability in both alternative fuels and electric vehicles.

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American-made and all-electric: Biden plots out the future for the federal vehicle fleet

Green Car Reports

President Joe Biden is already pushing ahead with some of his campaign promises. On Monday, he revealed a move that will hold true to several of them, resulting in more electric vehicles and more American jobs. In a press conference backed by the banner declaration that “the future will be made in America,” Biden announced that through.

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StoreDot one step closer to a five minute charge

Discover EV

StoreDot ultra-fast charging batteries released for the first time with EV application in development