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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. Electric power is transferred directly to the driveline, consisting of an axle with electric motors.

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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. That's the conclusion T&E voiced in a position paper asking.

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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. The Cybertruck was spotted by Steven Brennan , who took multiple pictures of the all-electric pickup from Tesla at the company showroom located at 860 Washington Street in Manhattan.

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

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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. Now Lufthansa Technik and BASF have made a breakthrough as part of a joint project. AeroSHARK, a surface film that mimics the fine structure of a shark’s skin, is to be rolled out on Lufthansa Cargo’s entire freighter fleet from the beginning of 2022, making the aircraft

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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. But now that FCA has merged with the PSA Group to form Stellantis, it won't need Tesla emissions credits anymore, the Financial Times (subscription required) reported this week, based on executive comments.

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Elon Musk says SpaceX might refly Starship after historic landing

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Update: CEO Elon Musk says that SpaceX “might try to refly SN15 soon” after it became the first Starship to ace a high-altitude launch and survive the landing. In other words, SpaceX might be about to kick off what’s bound to be a long and fruitful future of Starship reusability. Might try to refly SN15 soon — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 7, 2021.

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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. Engineers are working to improve the fuel efficiency of these engines while minimizing pollution to reduce energy consumption and ensure the sustainability of these industries in the future.

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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. From March to May, the average used EV price for all model years jumped $1,500, and pre-2019 models are up by $1,200, according to Recurrent, which.

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

Electrek

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

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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. Gravity means to participate in TLC’s BEV pilot program with a fleet of Tesla Model Y taxis.

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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. In 2020, EnergyX announced a pilot partnership with Orocobre Limited ( earlier post ) to deliver high-quality and comprehensive solutions that will lead to a cleaner, more efficient lithium extraction.

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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. The automaker doesn't have the scale justify its own battery factory now, but that will change in the next few years with launch of more EVs for the North.

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Tesla is looking for mobile service technicians for its electric trucks

Electrek

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

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Tesla raises Model 3 and Model Y prices anew after selling out Q2 production capacity

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Amidst reports that Tesla has already sold out its full second quarter production capacity , the electric car maker implemented a new round of price increases for the Model 3 and Model Y, its two most popular vehicles. The latest round of price adjustments adds $500 to the cost of the Model 3 Standard Range Plus, Model 3 Long Range Dual Motor AWD, and Model Y Long Range Dual Motor AWD. .

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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. The bus was built by Global Bus Ventures in Christchurch and will be operated with Howick and Eastern Buses by Transdev for the initial two-year trial.

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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. About 1 out of 5 drivers who go electric do shift back to gasoline. And that rate of.

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

Electrek

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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Tesla and Stellantis-owned Comau Robotics set up new automation at Fremont Factory

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Tesla and Stellantis-owned Comau Robotics are setting up a new series of automation equipment for manufacturing at Tesla’s Fremont Factory in Northern California. According to permits submitted by Tesla to the City of Fremont, Tesla will begin to anchor and install Comau’s products that entail highly automated and effective manufacturing techniques that are designed for electric vehicles.

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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. The fully driverless Apollo Go Robotaxi service will first be launched in Beijing’s Shougang Park—one of the venues for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics—and will soon be transporting visitors at the games.

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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. As with most commercial vans, Ford will offer the E-Transit in a variety of configurations. Options include a Low Roof (83.6-inch).

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Tesla is completely revamping referral program after spending $23 million on free Supercharging

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Tesla is completely revamping its referral program after already spending $23 million on free Supercharging miles this year alone. more… The post Tesla is completely revamping referral program after spending $23 million on free Supercharging 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. . Citing sources familiar with the matter, EV blog Electrek noted that Tesla had informed its employees that the company’s production capacity for Q2 2021 was already sold out — and that̵

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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. The company is one of the first wholesalers to utilize the technology and comes as the California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced plans in January to impose zero-emission requirements on TRUs sold or operated in California by 31 December 2029.

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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. In Tesla’s quarterly update call with investors on Monday, CEO Elon Musk made a.

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Citroën’s small $6,000 electric ‘car’ is coming to the US as part of new subscription service

Electrek

Citroën’s Ami, a small $6,000 electric “car,” is apparently coming to the US as part of new electric car subscription service. more… The post Citroën’s small $6,000 electric ‘car’ is coming to the US as part of new subscription service appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla doesn’t need to worry about losing EV credits from Stellantis: report

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The end of Tesla’s EV credits agreement with Fiat-Chrysler doesn’t seem to bother TSLA bulls much, and for good reason, according to Barron’s. Tesla’s EV credits agreement with Fiat-Chrysler came to an end after Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares stated that it would not need the EV maker to meet carbon dioxide emission regulations this year.

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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. The milestone delivery went to Loudon County Public Schools in Virginia as part of phase one of Dominion Energy’s Electric School Bus Initiative.

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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. California has laid out a proposed framework for its Advanced Clean Cars II rules, and while it doesn’t quite ban the internal combustion engine, it.

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USA: Half Of States Now Have At Least 1,000 Non-Residential Electric Vehicle Charging Units

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As of March 2021, there are 25 states that have at least 1,000 non-residential electric vehicle (EV) charging units (public and private). California has by far the greatest number of non-residential EV chargers with nearly 37,000 units. New York, Florida, and Texas had well over 4,000 each, while 11 other states had more than 2,000. […].

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Tesla’s market share in a critical area is set for a huge boost: analyst

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Tesla’s market share as a manufacturer is set for a huge boost in Europe, according to Matthias Schmidt of the European Electric Car Report. After having a steady decline in Europe since 2019 due to the emergence of other automakers introducing electric models, Tesla is expected to rebound nicely and retake its dominance in the critical European market.

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DOE: half of all states now have at least 1,000 non-residential EV charging units

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According to figures from the US Department of Energy (DOE), as of March 2021, there are 25 states that have at least 1,000 non-residential electric vehicle (EV) charging units (public and private). California has by far the greatest number of non-residential EV chargers with nearly 37,000 units. New York, Florida, and Texas had well over 4,000 each, while 11 other states had more than 2,000.

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Cute Citroën Ami EV coming to US, as part of Free2Move car-sharing

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Citroën is returning to the United States, albeit on a very limited basis. Last week the Free2Move mobility service operated by the French automaker's parent company announced in a LinkedIn post that it would add the Citroën Ami EV to its Washington, D.C. car-sharing operation. Free2Move was started by the PSA Group, before the company.

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Small Cargo EVs For Cities Could Be A Game Changer

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I recently ordered some groceries online from a local supermarket in Harare and when the delivery arrived I was surprised to see a very big lorry outside the gate to drop off the groceries. When the delivery guy opened the back of the lorry, I was even more surprised to see that only my groceries […].