Fri.Nov 11, 2022

Volvo delivers electric trucks with fossil-free steel frame rails to customers

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As the world’s first truck manufacturer to do so, Volvo has begun using fossil-free steel in its trucks. The first electric trucks with fossil-free steel are now being delivered to customers.

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More affordable Rivian R2 electric trucks delayed to 2026

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Rivian confirmed this week that it has delayed the arrival of its smaller, more affordable R2 model line to 2026, versus the 2025 it had earlier indicated.

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Archer and United Airlines announce first commercial electric air taxi route in the US

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Archer Aviation and United Airlines (NASDAQ: UAL) announced their first airport-to-city-center route between United’s hub at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and New York City.

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Canoo (GOEV) to begin commercial EV production after acquiring new OKC facility

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It’s an exciting time for American EV startup Canoo (GOEV) as the company gears up to begin commercial production. After acquiring a new manufacturing facility in Oklahoma City, the company says it’s working on starting production on its own equipment this month. more….

ZF has produced 2M electric motors; mild-hybrid to full-electric drives

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ZF has reached the milestone of two million electric motors produced. The technology company supplies automotive manufacturers with electric motors for different vehicle types—from hybrid and electric axle drives for electric passenger cars to electric central drives for commercial vehicles.

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Bollinger commercial EVs to use batteries from Michigan's ONE

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Bollinger Motors will source battery packs for its commercial EVs from Michigan-based startup Our Next Energy (ONE), Bollinger announced Thursday in a press release.

EIA: Strong demand for diesel leads to high prices and tight inventories going into winter

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Strong demand for ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) in October, combined with reduced global production, has resulted in lower ULSD inventories in the United States, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). ULSD is the most widely consumed form of distillate fuel oil.

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2023 Honda Accord features fourth-generation two-motor hybrid system; hybrids to account for 50% of sales

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The 11 th -generation 2023 Honda Accord will feature an available fourth-generation two-motor hybrid-electric system that’s more responsive for a sporty, exhilarating driving experience.

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CEO: BMW intends to make affordable electric cars

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BMW won't abandon its entry-level models in the transition to EVs, the automaker's CEO said in a recent interview with Reuters. "We We are not leaving the lower market segment," BMW CEO Oliver Zipse said.

Fraunhofer ILT and 6K Additive to create a comprehensive life cycle assessment for additive manufacturing

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6K Additive, a division of 6K, a leader in the sustainable production of engineered materials for additive manufacturing and lithium-ion batteries, and Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT are collaborating to create a complete life cycle assessment (LCA) for additive manufacturing.

CEO: BMW intends to make affordable EVs

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BMW won't abandon its entry-level models in the transition to EVs, the automaker's CEO said in a recent interview with Reuters. "We We are not leaving the lower market segment," BMW CEO Oliver Zipse said.

CNL and General Fusion to partner to advance commercial fusion energy

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Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL), Canada’s premier nuclear science and technology organization, and General Fusion have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to pursue a series of joint projects to accelerate the deployment of commercial fusion power in Canada. Fusion energy holds great potential as a clean and reliable form of energy for electricity grids, and the MOU will act as a framework for both companies to partner to advance fusion energy research and commercialization.

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Bollinger commercial EVs will use batteries from Michigan's ONE

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Bollinger Motors will source battery packs for its commercial EVs from Michigan-based startup Our Next Energy (ONE), Bollinger announced Thursday in a press release.

Electrify America to invest $3M in California to drive zero emission vehicle awareness and education in low-income and disadvantaged communities

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Electrify America announced a nearly $3-million additional investment to support four community-based organization awardees promoting Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV) education and awareness in low-income and disadvantaged communities throughout California.

Tesla’s Musk dismisses reports of China-built cars being shipped to North America

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the carmaker would not ship vehicles built in China at the company’s Shanghai plant to North America.

Polestar (PSNY) posts first profitable quarter as it races toward 50K deliveries in 2022

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Polestar (PSNY) recorded its first profit since going public in Q3 as the Swedish EV maker builds momentum heading into the end of 2022.

Tesla opens EV charging connector design to the world

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Tesla is opening its EV charging connector design to the world and has invited charging network operators and vehicle manufacturers to use Tesla’s charging connector and charge port, Tesla announced in a blog post.

TVA pilots solar on a coal ash site, a US first, but there’s still a long way to go

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The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) – the largest utility in the United States – will launch a first-of-its-kind pilot program to determine whether closed coal ash storage sites can host utility-scale solar. more….

Tesla retail shareholders to be selected via random drawing to Semi delivery event

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Tesla will hold a random drawing for retail shareholders who want to attend the Tesla Semi delivery event. In October, PepsiCo confirmed that it would take delivery of its Tesla Semi on December 1 at two of its facilities in California.

Tesla plans to import China-made electric cars to US, says questionable report

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Tesla is reportedly planning to start importing electric cars made in China to the US, according to a somewhat-questionable report from Reuters. Update : Tesla CEO Elon Musk has now denied the Reuters report via Twitter. more….

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Redwood Materials & Audi launch consumer battery recycling program for household electronics

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Redwood Materials is teaming up with Audi to make it easier for consumers to recycle household devices that have a lithium-ion battery. In September, Redwood launched its Consumer Recycling Program and asked consumers to recycle the devices in their homes.

Tesla opens its EV charge connector in the hope of making it the new standard

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Tesla announced that it is opening its electric car charge connector in the hope of making it the new standard in North America. Why is the company doing this now, 10 years after it debuted in the 2012 Model S? more….

Elon Musk explains recent $3.9 billion TSLA stock sale

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During an all-hands meeting on Thursday, Tesla CEO and “Chief Twit” Elon Musk reportedly explained the reasons behind his decision to sell $3.9 billion worth TSLA stock recently. According to Musk, his sale of TSLA shares was a way to “save” the social media company.

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GM’s exploring V2H, V2G, and Virtual Power Plant capabilities for EVs

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General Motors (GM) is looking to accelerate the adoption of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) capabilities in EVs. A new partnership with San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) will investigate integrating bidirectional charging into the grid to improve energy distribution. more….

Tesla Model Y still dominating in California

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The Tesla Model Y is definitely becoming more and more ubiquitous on California’s roads.

Tesla critics are testing Elon Musk’s new Twitter policy

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Tesla critics are testing Elon Musk’s new Twitter policy about parody accounts, and they even forced the CEO to change it and ban them. more…. The post Tesla critics are testing Elon Musk’s new Twitter policy appeared first on Electrek.

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Elon Musk to French President Macron: Twitter will absolutely protect children

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Elon Musk may be neck-deep in controversy amidst his turbulent acquisition of social media platform Twitter, but the Tesla CEO is at least very certain about one important thing.

Tesla Semi frunk, Megacharger port, and more shown in mobile app integration

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Tesla is starting to integrate Tesla Semi, its electric semi truck, in its mobile app ahead of the start of customer deliveries. It shows the truck’s frunk, Megacharger port, and more. more….

Tesla Semi 3D model teases frunk, Megacharger port, giant sun visor, and more

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The Tesla iOS app’s Version 4.14.3 update contains some interesting images of the electric vehicle maker’s upcoming vehicles. These include the Tesla Semi, whose 3D model teases some of the production Class 8 all-electric truck’s most notable features. .

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Largest US pension ups bets on NIO and Li Auto in Q3, liquidates position in XPeng

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CalPERS increased its position in NIO by 18.2 percent and its position in Li Auto by 21.05 percent in the third quarter. The post Largest US pension ups bets on NIO and Li Auto in Q3, liquidates position in XPeng appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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Twitter is a ‘money pit,’ Musk should return focus to Tesla and SpaceX: analyst

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A Tesla analyst who once held the stock’s highest price target on Wall Street is advising CEO Elon Musk to refocus his efforts to Twitter and SpaceX and avoid Twitter’s “money pit.”

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Review: This badass sidecar electric bike is the coolest e-bike I’ve tested in a long time

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One of the coolest things about electric bikes is just how diverse the industry has grown, with so many different types and styles of e-bikes.

Polestar’s Q3 revenue and gross profit skyrocket, operating loss trims by 33%

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Polestar’s ( NASDAQ: PSNY ) position as one of two global, pure electric vehicle makers was solidified with a strong Q3 earnings report that featured skyrocketing revenue and gross profit figures and an operating loss that was reduced by one-third.

This is how government overreach could bring the US solar industry to its knees [Update]

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The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the nonprofit trade association of the US solar industry, just flagged a proposed change to the 2024 International Building Code by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that would do more harm than good to the US solar industry. more….

EVgo launches Tesla Plus Promo with an added bonus for CCS Adapter users

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EVgo Inc. launched a new promotional charging plan exclusively for Tesla owners, called the “Tesla Plus Promo,” allowing drivers to utilize any fast chargers in the company’s network. There is an added bonus for drivers with the CCS Combo 1 Adapter.

Score this 178Wh portable power station with 45W USB-C PD for $80 in New Green Deals

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While many portable power stations are expensive, today’s New Green Deals shows that’s not always the case. With 178Wh of capacity and up to 45W USB-C PD output, alongside 120W AC and 2.4A USB-A, this is great for keeping on hand should the lights go out or you just need to run an off-grid campsite.

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Tesla’s Twitter impersonator tells TikTok followers he wanted to create an account forSpaceX

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Tesla’s Twitter impersonator told his TikTok followers how he impersonated Tesla and that he wanted to do another account for SpaceX. Tesla and now Twitter CEO Elon Musk has had his hands full with all of the Twitter shenanigans. After rolling out the new Twitter Blue for $7.99