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Frankfurt buys 13 Solaris hydrogen buses

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The company In-der-City-Bus, which is in charge of public transport in Frankfurt, Germany, has awarded a tender for 13 hydrogen buses to Solaris. The Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen buses are to be deployed on target routes in 2022. The Urbino hydrogen buses are powered by a 70 kW fuel cell stack.

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Study: Synthetic fuels cost more money and cause more CO2 emissions vs. batteries

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As buzz around synthetic fuels builds, the Europe-focused environmental group Transport & Environment (T&E) cautions that vehicles burning these supposedly greener fuels may cause more carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions than battery-powered vehicles, and cost more as well.

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Elon Musk brings Tesla Cybertruck prototype with him to New York

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Tesla has brought the Tesla Cybertruck prototype in a rare outing to New York City as Elon Musk is in town for Saturday Night Live. more… The post Elon Musk brings Tesla Cybertruck prototype with him to New York appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla Cybertruck spotted at NYC showroom ahead of Elon Musk’s SNL appearance

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The Tesla Cybertruck has been spotted in a company showroom in the Meatpacking District of Manhattan, New York, ahead of CEO Elon Musk’s appearance on Saturday Night Live tomorrow evening.

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Lufthansa Group and BASF roll out sharkskin technology on Boeing 777 freighters: AeroSHARK

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The lower the frictional resistance of an aircraft in the air, the lower its fuel consumption. Using nature as a role model, the aviation industry has been intensively researching ways to reduce aerodynamic drag for many years.

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Study: 1 in 5 EV owners go back to gasoline, and home charging is a big issue

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Fortunately, most Americans who make the shift to an electric vehicle are converts for life. As we’ve heard in so many different ways from those who’ve seen the light, there’s no turning back. But it’s not always that way.

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Tesla Supercharger network reaches 25,000-charger milestone

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Tesla’s Supercharger network has now reached a total of 25,000 chargers – a big milestone for the fast-charging network. more… The post Tesla Supercharger network reaches 25,000-charger milestone appeared first on Electrek.

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Argonne helps optimize piston bowl design for Caterpillar heavy-duty engines using high-performance computing

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Argonne National Laboratory is helping Caterpillar improve efficiency and reduce emissions in their heavy-duty diesel engines. Heavy-duty diesel engines still power most large vehicles used in the construction, mining and transportation industries in the United States.

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Stellantis won't need Tesla emissions credits: EV maker set to lose hundreds of millions

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Tesla has relied on selling emissions credits to boost its revenue, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has been one of its biggest clients.

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Tesla increases Model 3 and Model Y prices again; cheapest Tesla now starts at $39,500

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Tesla updated its online configurator for Model 3 and Model Y overnight to increase the prices across the lineup. This is just the latest small price increase in a long series that is starting to add up.

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Tesla Model Y taxi fleet coming to NYC yellow cab industry thanks to Gravity

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Tesla Model Y yellow cabs may be cruising through New York City (NYC) streets soon, thanks to Gravity’s efforts. The NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) recently approved its pilot program to introduce more battery electric vehicles (BEVs) to the yellow taxi industry.

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Direct lithium extraction company EnergyX secures $20M in funding commitments

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Direct lithium extraction (DLE) technology company Energy Exploration Technologies Inc. EnergyX) has secured commitments of $20 million in financing. The company said that the funding makes it the highest-valued direct lithium extraction technology company on the market.

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Used EV prices surge in the US and vary widely by model, region

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The market for used electric vehicles was an ailing buyers' market early on in 2021. Over the past 60 days, however, the tide has turned and the average price of used electric cars has skyrocketed.

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Coal is losing the price war to wind and solar faster than anticipated

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The costs of most existing coal-fired power plants in the US are now more expensive than the total costs of wind and solar as a result of their plunging costs, according to a new study.

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SpaceX nails first Starship landing weeks after NASA Moon lander contract

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In perhaps the best possible news that could have followed NASA’s historic SpaceX Moon lander contract, the company has successfully landed a Starship prototype in one piece – without it exploding – for the first time ever.

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Auckland Transport begins 2-year trial of hydrogen bus

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Auckland (NZ) Transport is beginning a 2-year trial of a 3-axle hydrogen fuel cell bus.The trial will assess operational performance how operating costs compare to diesel and electric buses of similar configurations. The bus carries 43 seated and 31 standing adults.

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2022 Ford E-Transit electric van gets $43,295 base price, build configuration details

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The 2022 Ford E-Transit electric van will start at $43,295 when order books open in July, Ford confirmed Tuesday in a press release that also included more details about build configurations and the ordering process.

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Tesla’s (TSLA) demand is through the roof, already sold out this quarter

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Tesla (TSLA) is currently seeing exceptionally strong demand for its vehicles as it is already sold out for the quarter, according to sources familiar with the matter. more… The post Tesla’s (TSLA) demand is through the roof, already sold out this quarter appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla sells out production capacity for Q2 2021, hinting at monster demand: report

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Tesla’s Q1 2021 was one for the books, but the second quarter is shaping up to be even more impressive, with recent reports noting that the company had already sold out its production capacity for Q2 2021. This bodes well for the EV maker’s production and delivery numbers this year. .

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Baidu Apollo to launch fully driverless ride-hailing services in Beijing; health code scan to enter

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Baidu will open fully driverless robotaxi services to the public in Beijing starting tomorrow. This will be China’s first paid autonomous vehicle service where users can hail a robotaxi without a safety driver behind the steering wheel.

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Nio picks Norway as first market outside China—battery swapping included

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Chinese automaker Nio announced Thursday that it will make Norway the first market for its electric cars outside of its home country. Plans include a small network of company-owned showrooms and battery-swapping stations.

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Tesla is planning a new facility named ‘Bobcat Project’ next to Gigafactory Texas

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Tesla is planning a new facility named “Bobcat Project” next to Gigafactory Texas, according to newly filed documents with the local municipality. more… The post Tesla is planning a new facility named ‘Bobcat Project’ next to Gigafactory Texas appeared first on Electrek.

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SpaceX schedules Starlink, Starship launches hours apart

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Barring delays, SpaceX appears to be on track to launch a batch of 60 Starlink satellites and perform a fifth high-altitude Starship flight test mere hours apart on Tuesday, May 4th.

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UNFI adding 53 all-electric TRUs to California fleet

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United Natural Foods, Inc. is adding 53 all-electric transport refrigerated trailer units (TRUs) to its fleet located at the company’s Riverside, Calif. distribution center.

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Ford might build batteries as soon as 2025, invests in solid-state innovator with BMW

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Ford could start manufacturing its own electric-car batteries by 2025, an executive said in a CNBC interview Monday, indicating a change in attitude regarding battery supply at the Blue Oval.

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ARRIVAL Exclusive – Inside Britain’s most ‘valuable’ business | FULLY CHARGED

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What Arrival is doing is revolutionary, and since our visit last July, we have been desperate to return to its R&D centre in Banbury to see how the EV startup’s electric van and bus designs have developed.

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Tesla buyers in California can again receive ‘$1,500 Clean Fuel Reward’

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Tesla buyers in California can once again receive the State’s $1,500 Clean Fuel Reward for purchasing an electric vehicle. The incentive was established by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) in an attempt to “make it easier to own an EV.”

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Thomas Built Buses delivers 50th Proterra Powered electric school bus

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Thomas Built Buses (TBB), a leading manufacturer of school buses in North America; its exclusive Virginia dealer, Sonny Merryman Inc.; and Proterra celebrated the delivery of the 50 th Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley battery-electric school bus.

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Tesla’s battery push, Mach-E GT, Lightyear One, EV and PHEV deals: The Week in Reverse

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Can the Lightyear One go 450 miles with a 60-kwh battery? Will the Tesla Model Y be the world’s top-selling vehicle next year? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending April 30, 2021.

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Tesla is looking for mobile service technicians for its electric trucks

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Tesla heavy trucking president, Jerome Guillen, revealed that the automaker will use its mobile service approach to its Tesla Semi electric truck program. more… The post Tesla is looking for mobile service technicians for its electric trucks appeared first on Electrek.

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Elon Musk’s 10-year Tesla market cap target is 91% complete-after just 3 years

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Back in 2018, Elon Musk and Tesla ( NASDAQ:TSLA ) proposed a compensation plan that was just about as insane as the vehicles that the company produces.

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CTE: entire US transit fleet could transition to ZEVs by 2035 for $56B - $89B

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In a new report produced at the request of Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), the Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) concluded that a the entire US transit fleet could transition to zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) by 2035 at a cost of between $56.22

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Plug-in models nearing 1 of 10 new-vehicle sales in California

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Plug-in vehicles—including battery-electric cars, plug-in hybrids, and hydrogen fuel-cell cars—are nearing one in 10 new-car sales in California, according to a periodic update from industry group Veloz, referring to the latest data from the state.

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Tesla Powerwall owner shows how the battery system can withstand 48-hour outage with solar power

Electrek

A Tesla Powerwall owner demonstrated what it looks like when you go through a 48-hour power outage with the battery system and solar power. more… The post Tesla Powerwall owner shows how the battery system can withstand 48-hour outage with solar power appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla Model 3 taxis drive NY’s approval for more all-electric yellow cabs

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The New York Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) approved a pilot program to introduce more electric taxis into the city’s yellow cab industry.

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Phillips 66 progressing its conversion of California refinery to renewable fuels

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In August 2020, Phillips 66 announced that it planned to reconfigure its San Francisco Refinery in Rodeo, California, to produce renewable fuels. The plant will no longer produce fuels from crude oil, but instead will make fuels from used cooking oil, fats, greases and soybean oils. Earlier post.).

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California EV sales, CARB’s plan for 2035, Nio in Norway: Today’s Car News

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China’s Nio heads to Norway. The Tesla Model Y is California’s top-selling EV. And CARB lays out a plan that’s not quite an ICE ban. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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