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Jaguar Land Rover developing hydrogen-powered Defender fuel-cell prototype; testing this year

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Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is developing a prototype hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) based on the new Land Rover Defender, with testing scheduled to begin this year.

Rivian and VW play an important part in Ford’s electric vehicle strategy

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Last month, as Ford outlined its Ford+ strategy, focused around two new fully electric platforms to debut by 2025, it provided some useful updates on why it still sees partnerships with Volkswagen and Rivian important. How do global rival VW and U.S. EV startup Rivian fit in?

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San Francisco Bay Area’s AC Transit orders additional 20 fuel-cell buses from New Flyer

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The Alameda Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit) has awarded New Flyer of America Inc. an order for 20 zero-emission, hydrogen fuel cell-electric 40-foot Xcelsior CHARGE H2 heavy-duty transit buses.

SpaceX teases progress towards Starship’s orbital launch debut


A recorded address from SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell to a graduating class of college seniors unexpectedly teased progress building the 35 Raptor engines that will power Starship’s imminent orbital launch attempt.

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Nissan launches new Note Aura in Japan; enhanced e-POWER electrified powertrain

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Nissan launched the all-new Note Aura premium compact car in Japan, with sales planned to start in autumn.

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Tesla’s 5-year lead against rivals validated by auto parts giant


Tesla may be shunning numerous conventions when it builds its electric cars, but it appears that the company does know what it’s doing. This is, at least, according to auto parts giant Ningbo Tuopu Group Co., which referenced Tesla in a positive light during a recent earnings call. .

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IHS Markit: average age of cars and light trucks in US rises to 12.1 years

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New research from IHS Markit shows that the average age of light vehicles in operation (VIO) in the US has risen to 12.1 years this year, increasing by nearly 2 months during 2020 and elevated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Argonne study finds BEVs can have lowest scheduled maintenance costs, but highest cost of driving

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Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory, with colleagues from Lawrence Berkeley, Oak Ridge, and National Renewable Energy labs, and the University of Tennessee, have published a comprehensive analysis of the total cost of ownership (TCO) for 12 sizes of vehicles ranging from compact sedans up to Class 8 tractors with sleeper cabs.

Tesla Model S Plaid gets drag race challenge from Ford Mustang Mach-E 1400


It appears that the newly-unveiled Tesla Model S Plaid has received its first challenge, and from a worthy competitor, no less.

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GE Aviation and Safran launch advanced technology demonstration program for sustainable engines; 20% lower fuel consumption

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GE Aviation and Safran launched a technology development program targeting more than 20% lower fuel consumption and CO 2 emissions compared to today’s engines.

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Cruise receives $5 billion credit line from GM to purchase Origin EVs


In a Tweet earlier today, autonomous rideshare company Cruise, announced it has secured a multi-year credit line of $5 billion from GM financial, to help purchase thousands of Origin vehicles.

DOE providing $200M over 5 years for EV, battery and connected vehicle projects

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced $200 million in funding over the next five years for electric vehicles, batteries, and connected vehicles projects at DOE national labs and new DOE partnerships to support electric vehicles innovation. The $200 million in funding to national labs, subject to appropriations, seeks to make electric vehicle innovations in order to decarbonize the transportation sector.

Tesla prepares to overtake China’s auto market with two major milestones


Tesla is preparing to overtake China’s automotive market with two major milestones relating to the company’s Supercharging infrastructure and Service Center locations.

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SwRI forms joint industry program to investigate safety, longevity of grid-connected energy storage systems

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Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has launched a new Joint Industry Program (JIP) to investigate energy storage systems for the grid. JIP efforts will include developing new test cycles for batteries employed in grid applications, estimating the life span of batteries and their potential for failure, and reducing likelihood of battery fires.

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Tesla’s steering yoke and Auto Shift system tested in real-world scenarios


One of the Tesla Model S Plaid’s key features is its uniquely shaped steering yoke, which is notably different from the traditional steering wheels that have been used in cars for decades.

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Airbus establishes zero-emission development centers in Germany & France for metallic LH2 tanks

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Airbus has established Zero-Emission Development Centers (ZEDCs) at its sites in Bremen (Germany) and in Nantes (France). The goal of the ZEDCs is to achieve cost-competitive cryogenic tank manufacturing to support the successful future. market launch of ZEROe ( earlier post ) and to accelerate the development of hydrogen-propulsion. technologies.

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NIO ES8 receives approval for mass production in Europe


Chinese EV automaker NIO announced it has received European Whole Vehicle Type Approval (EWVTA) for its flagship SUV, the ES8. This essential certification will allow for mass production of the NIO ES8, as well as license plate registration for all countries in the EU.

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SpaceX fires up Falcon 9 for first flight-proven ‘national security’ launch


On June 12th, SpaceX successfully fired up a once-flown Falcon 9 booster in the lead-up to the company’s fourth launch of an upgraded GPS III navigation satellite for the US military.

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Tesla’s new yoke steering wheel looks super awkward to use in first drives


We’re starting to see more people get behind the wheel of Tesla’s new Model S Plaid and getting footage of that strange “yoke” steering wheel. It looks like the fear that it would be awkward to use was founded.

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Fuel-cell Defender; Lordstown upheaval; taxi battery swapping; Ford, Rivian, and VW: Today’s Car News

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Battery swapping might come to U.S. electric taxis soon. Land Rover is working on a hydrogen fuel-cell version of its Defender SUV. Ford still sees Rivian and VW an important part of its EV strategy.

Texas is sweltering, and majority of power plants down produce natural gas


Texas has been hit by a heatwave, and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has asked residents to reduce electricity use until Friday because demand is up, but power supply is down.

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Battery swapping could soon power more electric taxis, ride-sharing, last-mile delivery

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Startup Ample is ramping up its battery-swapping plans, with an emphasis on fleet vehicles.

Tesla’s new Model S gets official EPA range showing improvement in efficiency


The new Tesla Model S Long Range has received its official EPA range rating, and it is showing an improvement in efficiency over last year’s version. more… The post Tesla’s new Model S gets official EPA range showing improvement in efficiency appeared first on Electrek.

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Off-road-capable Land Rover Defender fuel-cell prototype confirmed under development

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Jaguar Land Rover has announced a hydrogen fuel-cell prototype based on the Land Rover Defender SUV.

Tritium partners with Loop to provide DC Fast Chargers to EV network


DC Fast Charging hardware and software manufacturer Tritium has announced a collaboration with Loop, a developer and operator of both public and private EV charging networks.

Tesla to expand START training program to Austin, funneling talent for Giga Texas


Tesla is expanding its START Training Program to Austin Community College in Texas. The move is timely with the company’s current construction of its next U.S.-based based Gigafactory in Austin, more commonly known as Giga Texas.

GM to engineer and supply Ultium batteries for Wabtec locomotives


General Motors (GM) has announced a collaboration with Wabtec Corporation to attempt to develop and implement its Ultium battery technology into Wabtec’s freight locomotives.

Tesla’s market disruption may lead to healthy slice of global auto market: Mizuho


Tesla ( NASDAQ: TSLA ) is expected to control 10% of the global automotive market in the coming years, analysts from Tokyo-based Mizuho Bank said in a recent note to investors.

Watch Randy Pobst Go Over 150 MPH In A Tesla Model S Plaid


The Model S Plaid passed a Porsche Cayman GT4 on track as if it was standing still

EGEB: US solar sets a Q1 record, but there may be trouble ahead


In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): Clean energy made up nearly 100% of all new Q1 electric capacity, but problems are looming. The largest utility in Kansas will make its first solar investments and says it will reach net zero by 2045.

Major Auto Parts Supplier Praises Tesla, Says It Has 5-Year Lead


The parts supplier has worked with many brands for years, and it puts Tesla on a pedestal

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Gazelle launches its fastest belt-drive electric bicycle yet, the Ultimate C380+


Dutch electric bicycle company Gazelle has been making major inroads with US customers. Now the company’s new Class 3 Ultimate C380+ trekking e-bike is offering up even more exciting speed and is likely to further Gazelle’s US growth.

Mustang Mach-E 1400 May Drag Race Tesla Model S Plaid, Officially


It would be amazing to see these two potent electric beasts face off. Which would win

Hop Electric Mobility launches 2 new electric scooters in India

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Hop Electric Mobility launches 2 new electric scooters in India. HOP Electric Mobility has launched two new electric scooter models HOP Lyf and HOP Leo. It is going to launch five electric two-wheelers by the end of this financial year in India.

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Upcoming Hyundai Santa Fe PHEV Gets EPA Range Rating


It's coming to selected states this Summer


Coming Soon: Review of our Broken Oil & Gas Leasing System

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Originally published on NRDC Expert Blog. By Joshua Axelrod Valerie Cleland Lauren Kubiak Department of the Interior is poised to release a set of recommendations on how to reform its federal oil and gas leasing programs later this month.

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Porsche Taycan Turbo S Vs GT2 RS Drag Race Couldn’t Have Been Closer


It ended in a proverbial photo finish