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T&E study: Europe’s growing use of animal fats in fuels is becoming increasingly unsustainable; 8,800 dead pigs for Paris-NY flight

Green Car Congress

Europe’s growing use of animal fats to power its cars and planes is becoming increasingly unsustainable, according to a new study by Cerulogy funded by European NGO Transport & Environment (T&E). The green group calls for greater transparency so that consumers know what is going into their tanks and fueling their flights. Use of animal fat biodiesel has doubled in the past decade and is 40 times higher than it was in 2006.

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2019-2024 Jaguar I-Pace recalled over battery fire concern

Green Car Reports

Battery fire concerns have prompted a recall of nearly 6,400 Jaguar I-Pace electric SUVs from throughout the model's production run. Jaguar on Wednesday said the battery energy control module software will be updated, and battery modules will be replaced if necessary, in 6,367 vehicles from model years 2019 to 2024 free of charge, according to.

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Cal ISO: California grid battery storage increased nearly 20x since 2019 to 5,000MW; projected to hit 52,000 MW by 2045

Green Car Congress

According to the California Independent System Operator, battery storage capacity in the state has increased by nearly 20 times since 2019—from 250 megawatts (MW) to 5,000 MW. Today’s fleet of storage resources can capture enough electricity to power up to 5 million California homes. By 2045, capacity is projected to increase another 10 times to 52,000 MW.

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EV cost parity may not arrive until 2030, suggests Ford CEO

Green Car Reports

EVs may not achieve cost parity with gasoline cars until after 2030, Ford CEO Jim Farley said Wednesday. Speaking at an investor conference, Farley said that, for most automakers, EVs will remain more expensive to manufacture than internal-combustion cars until the end of the decade, reports Reuters, adding that this counters analysts' prediction.

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

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Honda Anna Engine Plant produces 30-millionth engine; retooling to add battery module casings production

Green Car Congress

Honda celebrated production of the 30-millionth engine built at the company’s Anna Engine Plant in Ohio with the production of the newly refined 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder engine, which is part of the two-motor hybrid-electric system that powers Honda Accord and CR-V hybrid-electric models. The Anna plant, Honda’s largest engine plant in the world, is now preparing to retool to add production of the casings for the battery modules that will power Honda and Acura EVs made in Ohio.

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Flexible Ford EV leases for Uber drivers start at $199 weekly

Green Car Reports

Ford on Thursday announced the start of a pilot program allowing Uber drivers in some markets to lease EVs by the week for use on the ride-hailing network. With a pilot program called Ford Drive, the automaker says that it will offer Mustang Mach-E models in San Diego, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, with the Los Angeles program starting Thursday.

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Tesla Giga Shanghai employees get high praises from Musk: “It warms my heart”

Teslarati

Elon Musk did not make his appreciation of Giga Shanghai’s employees secret when he addressed them in a speech during a recent visit. A short video of Musk’s speech has been shared online. Before Tesla CEO Elon Musk wrapped up his recent China trip , he dropped by Gigafactory Shanghai. Musk and fellow Tesla executives Grace Tao and Tom Zhu appeared to arrive late at the facility, but photos shared on Chinese social media platform Weibo suggested that the factory was wide awake and bu

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China Merchants Heavy Industry orders methanol dual-fuel engines for new Pure Car and Truck Carrier segment

Green Car Congress

China Merchants Heavy Industry has ordered 2 × MAN B&W 7S60ME-LGIM (Liquid Gas Injection Methanol) engines in connection with the construction of 2 × 9,300 ceu (car equivalent units) Pure Car and Truck Carriers (PCTCs) for China Merchants Energy Shipping (CMES). The order represents a number of firsts, including the first order globally for the S60ME-LGIM variant, the first methanol-fueled engine for a PCTC, and the first Chinese-built methanol engine.

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Tesla in India is getting serious…again

Teslarati

Tesla in India is getting serious, yet again, after the government has reportedly discussed a roadmap report from the electric vehicle maker as negotiations for the company’s arrival in the country seem somewhat imminent. Indian government officials have already asked Tesla if it is serious about setting up a manufacturing plant in the country, it is willing to “offer import concessions on the components required for the same,” the Financial Express reported.

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BASELABS offers IP acquisition of its software for automated driving in ASIL D

Green Car Congress

BASELABS, the specialist for sensor fusion, is now offering the acquisition of its complete software IP in the field of environment perception for automated driving in ASIL D. In contrast to the previous licensing model, buyers of the IP will be able to use the software without restrictions. The maturity of the BASELABS technologies enables their use in safety-critical applications for highly automated systems such as L4 vehicles and high-volume driver assistance applications (ADAS).

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

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Norwegian new vehicle emissions plunge as plug-in electrics hit stunning 91% market share

The Driven EV News

Norway's average new vehicle emissions are just one tenth of Australia's as EV and hybrid sales reach a stunning 97% in May. The post Norwegian new vehicle emissions plunge as plug-in electrics hit stunning 91% market share appeared first on The Driven.

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Study finds shortage of critical metals could put the brakes on electrification in Europe

Green Car Congress

The growing adoption of electric cars in Europe is leading to an increase in the use of the critical metals required for components such as electric motors and electronics. With the current raw material production levels there will not be enough of these metals in future—not even if recycling increases, according to the findings of a major survey led by Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, on behalf of the European Commission.

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SpaceX Starlink lands DoD contract for Ukraine satellite services

Teslarati

SpaceX’s satellite internet service, known as Starlink, has won a contract from the U.S. Department of Defense to buy services for Ukraine, according to the Pentagon. Starlink has played a crucial part in aiding Ukrainian troops for a number of things , including communications with other soldiers during its ongoing conflict with Russia. Starlink has provided the country with tens of thousands of antennas and terminals while also spending tens of millions to assist the country.

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Government of Canada, Québec invest in GM-POSCO CAM plant in Québec

Green Car Congress

The Government of Canada announced support for the latest cathode active materials (CAM) facility to be operational in Canada, to be built by a joint venture between General Motors (GM) and POSCO Future M in Bécancour, Québec ( earlier post ). CAM are key battery materials that consist of components such as processed nickel, lithium and other materials that make up about 40% of the cost of a battery.

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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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Kia Niro EVs join the Teslas in Revel’s all-electric rideshare fleet

Electrek

Blossoming electric rideshare fleet Revel announced it is adding a group of Kia Niro EVs to its existing fleet of Tesla Model Ys and Model 3s. The new addition adds variety to the Revel fleet, which is now approaching 300 EVs in operation throughout New York City. more… The post Kia Niro EVs join the Teslas in Revel’s all-electric rideshare fleet appeared first on Electrek.

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Toyota to assemble new 3-row electric SUV in Kentucky; additional $2.1B investment in North Carolina battery plant

Green Car Congress

Toyota will assemble an all-new, three-row, battery electric SUV at Toyota Kentucky starting in 2025. The company’s first US-assembled BEV will be powered by batteries from Toyota North Carolina. The new battery plant, which is currently under construction, will receive an additional $2.1 billion investment to support future expansion in the company’s drive toward carbon neutrality.

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Toyota to assemble three-row all-electric SUV in Kentucky from 2025

Electric Cars Report

Advancing its commitment to vehicle electrification and building where it sells, Toyota will assemble an all-new, three-row, battery electric SUV at Toyota Kentucky starting in 2025. The company’s first U.S.-assembled BEV will be powered by batteries from Toyota North Carolina. The new battery plant, which is currently under construction, will receive an additional $2.1 billion […] The post Toyota to assemble three-row all-electric SUV in Kentucky from 2025 appeared first on Electric Cars

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Vitesco Technologies signs $1.9B SiC long-term supply agreement with onsemi; investing $250M in SiC capacity expansion

Green Car Congress

Vitesco Technologies and onsemi announced a 10-year long-term supply agreement worth $1.9 billion (€1.75 billion) for silicon carbide (SiC) products to enable Vitesco Technologies’ ramp in electrification technologies. Vitesco Technologies, a leading international manufacturer of modern drive technologies and electrification solutions, is also providing an investment of $250 million (€230 million) to onsemi for new equipment for SiC boule growth, wafer production and epitaxy to secure access to

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All-Electric Fisker Ocean Extreme Achieves EPA Range of 360 Miles

Electric Cars Report

Fisker Inc. announced that as of May 31, the all-electric Fisker Ocean Extreme has an Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) estimated total range of 360 miles on standard 20” wheels and tires, exceeding Fisker’s previous estimates. The EPA values confirm that the Fisker Ocean Extreme, including the limited edition Fisker Ocean One, has the longest range […] The post All-Electric Fisker Ocean Extreme Achieves EPA Range of 360 Miles appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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California Energy Commission adopts goal to make more electricity available through smarter use of existing resources

Green Car Congress

The California Energy Commission (CEC) approved a new goal to make up to 7,000 megawatts (MW) of electricity available through the smarter use of existing clean energy resources. The target represents a doubling of current levels and is enough electricity to power up to 7 million homes by 2030 without new power plants. Required by Senate Bill 846 (Dodd, 2022), the load shifting or load flexibility goal refers to a suite of efforts that offer incentives to customers to shift their electricity use

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Geothermal energy: Unearthing Europe’s hidden gem

Innovation News Network

Discover how geothermal energy provides the foundation for a full and inclusive transition away from the EU’s fossil-dominated energy system. The post Geothermal energy: Unearthing Europe’s hidden gem appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Honda Fit & Wuling Bingo April Sales In China Give Us An Indication Of What’s To Come

CleanTechnica EVs

One of my favourite reports of the month, the China EV Sales Report, was published yesterday. I always look forward to the monthly China EV Sales Reports here on CleanTechnica.

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Top EVs you can buy in New Zealand, but not in Australia

The Driven EV News

We look at various EV models that New Zealanders can buy, but are not available yet in Australia. The post Top EVs you can buy in New Zealand, but not in Australia appeared first on The Driven.

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New Polestar 2 OTA Software Update Adds YouTube App Integration

Electric Cars Report

Swedish electric performance brand Polestar is releasing the P2.9 over-the-air (OTA) software update to all existing Polestar 2 vehicles. This is the fifteenth remote software upgrade for Polestar 2 since OTA updates began in 2020. It includes highly anticipated enhancements along with the introduction of the integrated YouTube app, that will be installed by default […] The post New Polestar 2 OTA Software Update Adds YouTube App Integration appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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Rivian promotes its highly-trained support team for roadside or service help

Teslarati

Rivian recently highlighted the advantages of its 24/7 Live Chat feature for owners of the R1T and R1S. According to the electric truck maker, owners of its vehicles could be assured that they are assisted by a highly-trained human when they need service and roadside help. “There’s a friendly (human) Rivian employee behind every customer conversation, including the new 24/7 Live Chat feature in our mobile app that connects owners to our highly-trained customer support team for roads

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CleanTechnica Tested: TESCAMP Mattress, Y Not Sleep In Your Tesla?

CleanTechnica EVs

A week ago, I was contacted by a company called TESCAMP. They wondered if I would like to try out their mattress for the Model Y for free. In exchange, I agreed to write an honest review on this site.

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First UK Customer Takes Delivery Of The Rimac Nevera

Electric Cars Report

With production of the Rimac Nevera underway in Zagreb, Croatia, customers around the world are receiving their cars. Among them is the first UK customer, who took delivery of their Nevera in February this year from the UK’s exclusive Rimac dealer partner, H.R. Owen. The car, finished in a bespoke shade named Nemesis Green, was […] The post First UK Customer Takes Delivery Of The Rimac Nevera appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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Deutsche Bank “All In” On Tesla Following Giga Texas Meeting

CleanTechnica EVs

Tesla’s annual shareholder’s meeting left some disappointed with margins and a lack of new updates. However, some analysts recently reiterated their “Buy” rating on the company after a tour of the company’s newest US plant, notably including new details on the Cybertruck and Tesla’s next-generation platform.

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Five Active Safety Features Come Standard on all GM EVs for 2023 Model Year

Electric Cars Report

General Motors will include Automatic Emergency Braking, as well as four additional active safety features proven to reduce crashes, as standard equipment on 98% of its 2023 model year vehicles. This encompasses every new EV launching this year, including the family-oriented Chevrolet Blazer EV and Equinox EV. GM is on track to meet a previously […] The post Five Active Safety Features Come Standard on all GM EVs for 2023 Model Year appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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Fiat teases adorable, all-electric Topolino designed to ‘bring a smile’ to city drivers

Electrek

Italian automaker Fiat is teasing what it calls “the cutest way to electrify cities.” Today, the company revealed the name and first image of its upcoming all-electric quadricycle – the Fiat Topolino. Have a look – do you think it captures Fiat’s “dolce vita” Italian spirit? more… The post Fiat teases adorable, all-electric Topolino designed to ‘bring a smile’ to city drivers appeared first on Electrek.

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XPENG Announces Vehicle Delivery Results for May 2023

Electric Cars Report

Chinese smart electric vehicle maker XPENG announced its vehicle delivery results for May 2023. In May 2023, XPENG delivered 7,506 Smart EVs. The delivery volume of the P7i has experienced a substantial increase compared to the previous month. The company will further accelerate deliveries of the P7i in June, with the goal of rapidly bringing customers this popular new […] The post XPENG Announces Vehicle Delivery Results for May 2023 appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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Elon Musk the subject of third amendment in $258B Dogecoin lawsuit

Teslarati

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is being sued in the third amendment of a class action lawsuit filed by investors of Dogecoin, a popular cryptocurrency, accusing him of insider trading that cost them billions. Musk is again being accused of using Twitter posts, paying influencers, and using his 2021 appearance on Saturday Night Live, along with other “publicity stunts,” to surge the price of Dogecoin and sell it for profit.

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Electrogenic reveals customer Jaguar E-Type Roadster fitted with ‘drop in’ EV Kit

Electric Cars Report

British EV company Electrogenic, renowned internationally for its market-leading, classic car EV conversions, has revealed the first customer Jaguar E-Type (or XK-E) fitted with one of its game changing plug-and-play, ‘drop-in’ EV conversion kits. The stunning 1962 Series 1 Roadster has been transformed by the Oxford, UK based firm’s revolutionary, proprietary EV powertrain kit – […] The post Electrogenic reveals customer Jaguar E-Type Roadster fitted with ‘drop in’ EV Kit appeared f

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100,000 Miles On My 2019 Tesla Model 3 — Where Do I Stand Now?

CleanTechnica EVs

Why I still love my Model 3 after 3.6 years and almost 100,000 miles. Looking at my Tesla app, my Tesla Model 3 odometer now reads: 99,377 miles. By the time this is published, I will probably be over 100,000 miles. I am a huge proponent of green technology, and in particular electric vehicles.

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