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Volkswagen of America starting 2023 ID.4 electric SUV at $37,495 with 62 kWh pack

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Volkswagen of America is starting pricing for the 2023 ID.4 electric compact SUV at an MSRP of $37,495, with a new 62 kWh entry battery pack, upgraded exterior and interior design, new aluminum-alloy wheels, updated improved center console, and more features. Now assembled in Chattanooga, Tenn.,

BMW thinking hydrogen, Fisker Ocean One sold out, Toyota BZ4X buyback offer: Today’s Car News

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BMW is thinking about making more fuel-cell cars—perhaps as an extension of its next-generation EVs. Payments have been made, and the 5,000-vehicle launch edition of the Fisker Ocean is already spoken for. And Toyota is going the extra mile with early owners of its BZ4X EV.

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Plug selected by NFE for 120 MW green hydrogen plant on Gulf Coast

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Plug Power, a leading provider of turnkey hydrogen solutions for the global green hydrogen economy, has entered an agreement with New Fortress Energy Inc. NFE) for a 120 MW industrial-scale green hydrogen plant near Beaumont, Texas. Expected to be one of the largest of its kind in North America, the facility will leverage Plug’s proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolysis technology and enable the production of more than 50 tons per day (TPD) of green hydrogen.

BMW is making room for hydrogen in next-generation Neue Klasse EV

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BMW could engineer its next-generation EV platform to accommodate hydrogen fuel-cell powertrains as well.

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Hysata closes $42.5M AUD Series A to commercialize capillary-fed electrolysis

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Australia-based Hysata, which is commercializing capillary-fed electrolysis technology developed at the University of Wollongong ( earlier post ) has closed its oversubscribed Series A funding round of $42.5 million AUD (US$30 million).

Fisker Ocean One launch edition is sold out; pre-orders for Ocean Extreme start November 18

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A launch edition of the Fisker Ocean is already sold out, and pre-orders for a second version of the Ocean will start November 18, the day after the planned start of production, the company confirmed in its second-quarter financial results.

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Bureau Veritas awards AiP to HELION marine fuel cell system

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Bureau Veritas has issued an Approval in Principle (AiP) to Alstom subsidiary HELION for its marine fuel cell system, the FC-RACK Marine. The marine fuel cell system uses a double envelope enclosure that enables the system to be perfectly sealed in a saline environment.

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GKN Automotive reaches two million eDrive milestone

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Drive systems supplier GKN Automotive has reached a major milestone with more than two million electrified vehicles using its eDrive technology on the road globally.

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Tesla (TSLA) announces it produced its 3 millionth electric car


Tesla has announced that it has recently produced its 3 millionth electric car since its inception back in 2004 (though production only started in 2008). more…. The post Tesla (TSLA) announces it produced its 3 millionth electric car appeared first on Electrek.

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Scripps Oceanography selects Glosten to design new California coastal hydrogen-hybrid research vessel

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UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography selected naval architecture and marine engineering company Glosten as the naval architect for the university’s new California coastal research vessel.

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Tesla Model Y is on track to be the world’s best-selling car


Tesla revealed that Model Y is on track to be the world’s highest-selling car by revenue this year, and it will likely be the best-selling vehicle by total volume next year. It’s already the world’s best-selling electric car. more….

Researchers use melamine to create effective, low-cost carbon capture; potential tailpipe application

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Using an inexpensive polymer called melamine, researchers from UC Berkeley, Texas A&M and Stanford have created a cheap, easy and energy-efficient way to capture carbon dioxide from smokestacks.

Ford’s EV sales grow over 168 percent in July, second-best EV brand in U.S.


Ford’s electric vehicle sales grew over 168 percent in July compared to the same month last year. The automaker’s July 2022 EV delivery figures were good enough for second-best in sales for the month in the United States behind only Tesla.

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Orange EV raises $35M to scale electric trucking solutions

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Orange EV has closed a $35-million institutional funding round led by S2G Ventures and CCI, an affiliate of Henry Crown and Company, to support and accelerate the company’s growth. The investment will allow Orange EV to scale its manufacturing to meet tremendous demand increases, deliver class-leading vehicles to new markets, and develop new technologies that will increase the company’s lead in the Class 8 commercial vehicle segment.

Lion Electric Q2 2022 earnings results: Record vehicle deliveries, upbeat outlook


Commercial EV maker Lion Electric released its Q2 2022 earnings results today, showing another strong performance as demand grows for commercial EVs. Lion Electric is carving out a profitable market with a record number of vehicle deliveries and a growing line-up. more….

Monash team reports highly efficient electroreduction of nitrogen to ammonia

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Researchers at Monash University in Australia have developed an electrochemical process for the conversion of nitrogen to ammonia with nearly 100% current-to-ammonia efficiency. A paper on their work is published in the journal Nature. Beyond its use in the fertiliser and chemical industries, ammonia is currently seen as a potential replacement for carbon-based fuels and as a carrier for worldwide transportation of renewable energy.

Demand for lithium: Is Nevada’s modern mining industry the answer?

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Tyre Gray, President of the Nevada Mining Association, discusses Nevada’s role as a domestic lithium source for the US. Green energy has been a crucial topic and whenever it is discussed, conversations often turn towards the capabilities of lithium.

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Tesla’s Optimus Bot hands may be a clue


Tesla may have shared a clue on what its Optimus Bot prototype looks like. Notice the hands forming a heart. Tesla’s Optimus Bot prototype will most likely have very different features from what we saw on AI Day last year.

Tesla Cybertruck update: Higher price and production equipment coming


Tesla Cybertruck reservation holders got a minor update on the upcoming electric truck at Tesla’s annual shareholder’s meeting. CEO Elon Musk confirmed that it is going to have a higher price than previously announced, and that production equipment is about to be installed. more….

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Tesla Model Y customer deliveries kick off in Australia, New Zealand next


Tesla Model Y reservation holders in Australia are reportedly accepting deliveries just a few hours after the units arrived in the country. TechAU was one of the earliest to report a supposed first Model Y delivery in Canberra on August 4.

Arrival (ARVL) to reportedly shelve Bus and Uber Car to cut costs and prioritize Van deliveries


Recent news out of London affirms previous statements from UK-based EV start-up Arrival – which has said it plans to cut at least one-third of its costs amid waning cash flow in order to get production of its electric Van over the starting line.

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Tesla Semi updated prototype has three cameras in its side mirrors


The Tesla Semi updated prototype was recently sighted with a rather interesting side mirror camera setup at the 2022 Cyber Roundup.

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Mercedes-Benz to recall 11,908 vehicles in China, including 660 EQS EVs

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The Mercedes-Benz EQS was officially launched in China earlier this year and currently has a price range of RMB 107,4600 ($159,250) to RMB 1,513,600. The post Mercedes-Benz to recall 11,908 vehicles in China, including 660 EQS EVs appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

Elon Musk makes light of Lucid’s Q2 vehicle production results


Lucid Motors seems to be learning firsthand just how difficult it is to mass produce all-electric vehicles. As it turns out, achieving stellar vehicle production results is easier said than done. This is something that Tesla CEO Elon Musk seems to be intent on highlighting.

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If the big US climate bill passes, here’s how it could turbocharge solar and wind


The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), a now fully supported Democratic bill that addresses climate change and contains wind and solar spending, is expected to be introduced tomorrow in the US Senate. Here’s what its potential impact is, should it become law. more….

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Tesla FSD Beta 10.13 is more like v. 10.69: Elon Musk


While speaking about Tesla’s strong free cash flow generation, Elon Musk shared updates about FSD Beta v.10.13 at the 2022 Shareholders Meeting. . Musk pointed out that the Tesla’s free cash flow generation has been trending upward since 2017.

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The Electrek Review: BMW i4 eDrive40 is low effort but still highly enjoyable experience


The BMW i4 eDrive40 delivered to my door by BMW looks almost indiscernible from a 4-series internal combustion engine vehicle. It even has what appear to be exhaust pipes out the back.

Tesla Robotaxi will be like Uber and AirBnB put together


As Tesla closes in on fully autonomous vehicles, more people wonder how the Robotaxi system will work. Elon Musk talked about the Robotaxi system during the 2022 Shareholders Meeting. Based on Elon Musk’s projections, the Tesla Robotaxi fleet could shake up the rideshare and hospitality industry.

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Tesla (TSLA) announces 3-for-1 stock split with stock dividend coming August 24


Tesla (TSLA) announced today that it is moving forward with its 3-for-1 stock split and the stock dividend is coming on August 24. more…. The post Tesla (TSLA) announces 3-for-1 stock split with stock dividend coming August 24 appeared first on Electrek.

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Volkswagen ID.4 becomes Top 3 most affordable U.S. EV, but there’s a catch


Volkswagen’s ID.4 will be the third most affordable electric vehicle offering in the United States, but the German automaker will nerf performance to reach the price point.

Achieving a low carbon future with nuclear technology

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Diane Cameron, Head of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency’s Division of Nuclear Technology Development and Economics, discusses the role of nuclear energy in the global drive toward net zero.

Tesla beats back most activist shareholder proposals in Cyber Roundup


Tesla’s 2022 Cyber Roundup (annual shareholder meeting) saw some tensions rise at some points as several activist shareholder proposals were discussed. Tesla ultimately prevailed over the proposals, with all shareholder suggestions being rejected by shareholders — except one. .

Zeekr shares more images of its upcoming 009 luxury MPV, but not much else


Just a couple weeks after first teasing the public with shadowy images of its second EV model, Zeekr has shared several more images of its luxury multi-purpose vehicle (MPV).

Lordstown reaffirms Endurance pickup production for Q3


Lordstown Motors ( NASDAQ: RIDE ) reaffirmed its plans to start production of the Endurance all-electric pickup during the third quarter of 2022 while reporting its Earnings for Q2 earlier this week.

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Road Test: 2022 Kia EV6

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Value & Style Rule the Day. Kia’s newest EV delivers great value, cutting edge styling and variety of configurations. The Kia EV6 is a strong contender.

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Teslarati will be at the Tesla Takeover on Saturday. Join us!


Teslarati will be at the Tesla Takeover on Saturday and we invite you to join us. We have a fun and interactive booth and yes, there will be prizes. The Tesla Owners California Takeover event will be held at the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, CA.

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Ride around town sitting down with $60 off Razor’s electric scooter at $340 in New Green Deals


Are you tired of standing while riding electric scooters around town? Well, comes with an optional removable seat so you can sit down while riding for a more comfortable experience. It’s on sale for the first time in 2022 so far, dropping down to $340 at Amazon from its normal $400 going rate.

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