Sat.Dec 18, 2021

GM begins deliveries of first Ultium-based EVs: GMC Hummer pickup and Brightdrop EV600

Green Car Congress

General Motors has begun deliveries of its first next-generation electric vehicles, the GMC HUMMER EV Edition 1 Pickup and BrightDrop EV600 light commercial vehicle, both built on the Ultium Platform.

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Toyota EV concepts, Mach-E range boost, Ioniq 5 review, full self-charging: The Week in Reverse

Green Car Reports

Which automaker recently confirmed an electric camper van for production? Which automaker’s former CEO called its EV plan timid? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending December 17, 2021.

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Cummins releases new electric powertrain for terminal tractors; Kalmar a lead customer

Green Car Congress

Cummins is releasing its new PowerDrive 8000 system to integrate into the terminal tractor application. Cummins will begin field tests in early 2022 with Kalmar, one of Cummins’ lead customers for this solution. Cummins and Kalmar will together offer battery-electric terminal tractors globally.

SpaceX completes second Falcon 9 launch and landing in 15 hours

Teslarati

SpaceX has successfully completed two Falcon 9 launches and booster landings in just 15 hours, delivering around 20 metric tons (44,000 lb) of satellites to orbit.

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Ford launches zero-carbon electric vehicle home charging initiative in California

Green Car Congress

Ford is launching a new sustainable charging program that allows plug-in electric vehicle owners in California to opt into carbon-neutral charging at home, reducing their carbon footprint from energy used to power their vehicles. Ford is choosing to participate in the California Air Resource Board (CARB) Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) to allow customers to match the use of electricity used to charge plug-in electric vehicles at home with 100% local renewable energy.

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Tesla offers free Supercharging in off-peak hours for holidays to help curb traffic

Electrek

Tesla announced that is going to offer free Supercharging during off-peak hours for the holidays in order to help curb traffic at charging stations. more… The post Tesla offers free Supercharging in off-peak hours for holidays to help curb traffic appeared first on Electrek.

Nikola delivers first Nikola Tre battery-electric trucks to port drayage company TTSI

Green Car Congress

Nikola Corporation delivered the first Nikola Tre battery-electric vehicle (BEV) pilot trucks to Total Transportation Services Inc. TTSI), one of Southern California's prominent port trucking companies, to expedite zero-emission transportation solutions at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

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Aemetis signs $3B, 10-year supply agreement for 450M gallons of renewable diesel with industry-leading travel stop company

Green Car Congress

Aemetis, a renewable fuels company focused on negative carbon intensity products ( earlier post ), has signed a 10-year, 450-million-gallon renewable diesel supply agreement with an industry-leading travel stop company, which is expected to generate more than $3 billion in revenue. The renewable diesel to be supplied under the agreement will fuel an estimated 3.6 billion miles of heavy truck and cargo transportation.

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NIO Day 2021: ET5 unveiled with 1,000 km range plus global market expansions into 2025

Electrek

During its annual NIO Day even held in Suzhou, China this year, NIO has unveiled its new smart, mid-sized sedan, the ET5. With over 1,000 km CLTC range and pricing below $41,000 with the battery swap version, it could be a serious Tesla competitor in China.

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Worldwide Campaign for Neurorights Notches Its First Win

Cars That Think

The government of Chile is taking a stand: Its citizens must be protected from technologies that are capable of mind control, mind reading, or any other nefarious interference with their brains.

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GM pokes fun at Tesla Cybertruck in strange Hummer EV Easter egg

Electrek

GM has decided to poke fun at the Tesla Cybertruck with a strange Easter egg in the newly delivered GMC Hummer EV pickup truck’s software. more… The post GM pokes fun at Tesla Cybertruck in strange Hummer EV Easter egg appeared first on Electrek.

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Euro NCAP Crash Tests The 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQS

InsideEVs

It offers outstanding occupant protection

Still waiting on a delayed e-bike (or anything else?) It’s probably stuck on one of these ships

Electrek

Shipping times for just about everything have been stretched to new limits thanks to pandemic related supply chain constraints. While nearly every industry has been affected in some way, electric bicycles and other forms of personal mobility have been uniquely impacted.

Watch This 2013 Tesla Model S Explode With Elon Musk Doll Inside

InsideEVs

The owner was unhappy with the battery replacement cost, so he packed the car with 30 kg of dynamite

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Quick Charge Podcast: December 18, 2021

Electrek

Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts , Spotify , TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. more… The post Quick Charge Podcast: December 18, 2021 appeared first on Electrek.

NYPD Considering Adding Tesla Model 3 To Its Fleet

InsideEVs

The New York Police Department is mulling over the idea of adding up to 250 Model 3s to their fleet

Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicle of the Week: $1,300 Electric Santa’s Sleigh

Electrek

‘Twas the night before Christmas when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, except for Micah clicking his keyboard and mouse. He was on the hunt for the latest Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicle of the Week, but was utterly dismayed as his prospects looked so bleak.

Shell Selects Tritium As Its Global Charger Supplier

InsideEVs

The deal might turn into volume orders

KYMCO likely to follow Harley-Davidson’s lead, spin-off electric motorcycle division with IPO

Electrek

KYMCO, the largest motorcycle and scooter manufacturer in Taiwan, says it is likely to spin-off its IONEX line of electric vehicles as a new public entity with an overseas IPO. The move would take a page out of Harley-Davidson’s book.

Tech: Porsche Taycan Aerodynamics Explained

Clean Fleet Report

Two Videos Diving into Electric Sports Car Secrets. In this video, we (Wouter Remmerie and team at AirShaper ) will go over the aerodynamic features of the Porsche Taycan and prepare it for road testing!

Renault BEV Sales Up 8% In November 2021

InsideEVs

Dacia continues its electric car push with almost 6,000 BEVs

Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Will Finally Make Carmakers Consider Pedestrian Safety, What EV Batteries Do Winter Best?

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Tesla's 2022 Growth Potential Is Significant To Say The Least

InsideEVs

Tesla has amazed the critics this year despite a pandemic, a chip shortage, and other speed bumps. What will 2022 bring

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Top Rated 2021 EV Is Tesla Model 3, Edmunds Writes

CleanTechnica

A few days ago, Edmunds announced that the 2021 Tesla Model 3 was its Top Rated EV of the year and pointed out that Tesla should be given the credit for leading despite the influx of new EVs from other automakers coming to the market.

2023 GMC Sierra Denali EV Rendered Based Off Teaser

InsideEVs

Could this be what the all-electric Sierra will look like

Tesla’s Austin Gigafactory To Be $10 Billion Investment, Says Musk

CleanTechnica

The Tesla CEO revealed this week that initial factory construction costs are only the beginning to its overall financial picture, Cars Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Elon Musk Teala factories Teala gigafactories Tesla Tesla Cybertruck Tesla Model Y Tesla Semi

$5 Billion For Electric School Buses In US Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act

CleanTechnica

The Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act, aka Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, includes $5 billion for EV charging, but — much less discussed — it also includes $5 billion for cleaner school buses, especially electric school buses! This is tranformative.

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Tesla Looks to Achieve Significant Growth in 2022

CleanTechnica

This year was filled with challenges for the vast majority of the auto industry. The pandemic continues, supply chain woes haven’t slowed down, and chip shortages are plaguing most automakers globally. Meanwhile, Tesla has battled on — as it always does.