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Highly efficient and stable Ru-free catalyst for hydrogen generation from ammonia

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Although the thermocatalytic ammonia decomposition reaction (ADR) is an effective way to obtain clean hydrogen, it relies on the use of expensive and rare ruthenium (Ru)-based catalysts, making it not sustainable or economically feasible.

Report: 2024 Ford Mustang Hybrid nixed, but entire Mustang lineup going electric in five years

Green Car Reports

A Ford Mustang hybrid originally planned for an upcoming redesign has been cancelled as Ford moves to make the entire Mustang lineup electric within the next five years, Autoweek reported Wednesday.

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Revel, Fermata Energy, NineDot Energy launch first V2G system on NYC’s grid

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Revel, NineDot Energy and Fermata Energy announced that the first Vehicle to Grid (V2G) program connected to NYC’s grid is now live at Revel’s Red Hook, Brooklyn warehouse.

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BMW is testing a four-motor layout for performance EVs

Green Car Reports

BMW is testing a four-motor powertrain for future M performance EVs, the automaker announced Wednesday in a press release. The automaker has already introduced diet M Performance i4 M50 and iX M60 models, but not a dedicated electric M model that pulls out all the stops.

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BYD to supply 20 electric school buses to AVSTA

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BYD and the Antelope Valley Schools Transportation Agency (AVSTA) announced a plan to bring 20 battery electric school buses to students in the Antelope Valley. The BYD Type D Battery Electric School Bus has a top speed of 65 miles per hour and a range of up to 155 miles. It can be charged in as little as 3 hours and seats up to 84 passengers. The buses will be built in Lancaster, California at the BYD Coach & Bus facility.

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Three-motor Lucid Air Sapphire bows as the most powerful sedan in the world—and it’s an EV

Green Car Reports

Lucid has been making some not-so-subtle hints that something even greater lies beyond its 1,050-hp Air Grand Touring Performance and 1,111-hp Dream Edition Performance models, which already rival the performance of the Tesla Model S Plaid.

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Porsche simulates hydrogen V8 for virtual Nordschleife run; 440 kW, 261 km/h, near-zero NOx

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In a recent simulation study reported in Porsche Engineering Magazine , Porsche Engineering examined the potential of hydrogen combustion engines. The result is a high-performance powertrain with emissions at the same level as ambient air.

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Acura Precision EV Concept debuts at Monterey

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Acura unveiled the Acura Precision EV Concept previewing the brand’s future design language as it prepares to enter the electrified era starting in 2024 with a dynamically styled all-electric SUV. The concept model was created by the Acura Design Studio in Los Angeles.

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Ex-Tesla engineer accused of theft upset that case is going to arbitration

Teslarati

Ex-Tesla engineer Alexander Yatskov, who is accused of stealing trade secrets, is upset that his case is going to arbitration. Yatskov has noted that it was “humiliating” to be sued by his former employer in open court, only to be pushed into a closed-door arbitration later.

New data shows nearly 2,000 zero-emission trucks and buses on California’s roads, 43 related in-state manufacturers

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A new tool from the California Energy Commission (CEC) provides a snapshot of zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles on the state’s road for the first time. Another displays information about companies with in-state zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) manufacturing operations.

Indonesia president wants a Tesla vehicle and battery factory in the country

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Indonesia President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo doesn’t just want a Tesla battery factory in the country. In recent comments, the official highlighted that he would also want Tesla to build an electric vehicle plant in Indonesia.

Norsepower signs agreement with Dalian Shipbuilding to install Rotor Sails onboard two newbuild CO2 carrier vessels

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Norsepower Oy, a global provider of auxiliary wind propulsion systems, announced a contract with Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co. for delivery of single Rotor Sails onboard two newbuild liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered, wind-assisted CO? carriers commissioned by the Northern Lights JV.

Mercedes-Benz unveils its new 7-seater EQS SUV

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Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its new EQS SUV variant that will go on sale later this year. Mercedes has expanded their EQ line of electric vehicles with the new EQS SUV.

Asahi Kasei Microdevices and Silentium enter license agreement for automotive Active Road Noise Cancellation (ARNC) technology

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Asahi Kasei Microdevices (AKM) has entered into a license agreement with Israel-based Silentium for automotive Active Road Noise Cancellation (ARNC). Silentium’s Quiet Bubble software technology will be incorporated into one of AKM’s audio voice processors for distribution worldwide.

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NIO adds two swap stations built with oil giant CNPC

CN EV Post

So far, NIO has built 94 battery swap stations with three energy giants, Sinopec, CNPC and Shell. The post NIO adds two swap stations built with oil giant CNPC appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. NIO NIO Power Tracker Battery Swap

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GKN Automotive develops new test rig for EV driveline components

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GKN Automotive has developed a new test rig capable of handling the unique requirements of electric vehicles. The rig, installed at GKN Automotive’s Offenbach facility, can handle the extreme dynamics and higher torque of electrified powertrains, which make conventional load test rigs unsuitable for driveline parts of the latest generation, such as side shafts.

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Rivian announces new “Ocean Coast” interior color option

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Rivian has recently announced the addition of a new interior color and new details on other interior options.

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Duke Energy partnering with Ford in V2G pilot

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Duke Energy and Ford Motor Company are partnering on a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) pilot. Duke Energy has filed for North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC) approval of a new demand response pilot program expected to launch in 2023 for customers in the Duke Energy Carolinas (DEC) service area. Pilot incentives will reduce vehicle lease payments for program participants who lease an eligible electric vehicle (EV), including Ford F-150 Lightning trucks.

Lucid Motors’ (LCID) Air Sapphire could smoke Tesla’s Plaid and hold its own with the Rimac Nevera

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0-60 mph in under two seconds, quarter mile in under nine, and a top speed over 200 mph. Lucid Motors continues to bolster its flagship Air EV by unveiling the new tri-motor Sapphire model at Monterey Car Week today.

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Anaergia to supply CO2 to European Energy A/S for green e-methanol production as fuel for container ships

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Waste-to-biogas company Anaergia Inc. will supply European Energy A/S with up to 60,000 tonnes per year of liquefied biogenic CO 2 for a period of 10 years. Biogenic carbon dioxide is carbon dioxide that is released during the decomposition of organic matter such as food waste. All Anaergia plants use organic waste material to produce biogas, which is composed of methane and carbon dioxide.

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Kia’s new 576 HP EV6 GT will beat a Ferrari and a Lamborghini in a race

Electrek

In the wake of a new era for the Korean automaker, Kia is releasing its fastest production vehicle yet: the 576 HP EV6 GT. The new GT EV6 will be available in showrooms starting at the end of this year. more….

China to extend NEV purchase tax exemption to end of 2023

CN EV Post

China will establish a coordination mechanism for the development of the NEV industry and will vigorously build charging piles. The post China to extend NEV purchase tax exemption to end of 2023 appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. Industry Policy

Texas-based electric off-road powersports maker Volcon pre-sells $100M worth of e-UTVs

Electrek

Volcon Powersports is set to rake in the green for its green UTVs, the Volcon Stag. The company just announced that it has received over $100M worth of pre-order reservations for the new electric off-road vehicle. more….

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Tianqi Lithium forms JV with NIO's solid-state battery supplier WeLion

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NIO is expected to receive a small batch of 150-kWh semi-solid-state batteries from WeLion in September and start using them in the fourth quarter, according to a previous media report. The post Tianqi Lithium forms JV with NIO's solid-state battery supplier WeLion appeared first on CnEVPost.

Influencers test drive INDI One ‘an EV for gamers’ starting at $45,000

Electrek

Digital influencers were spotted driving around California in start-up INDIEV’s new EV model, the INDI One. Although the INDI One is currently in pre-production, the California-based EV start-up claims it will integrate some cool tech features for streamers, gamers, and digital creators.

CPCA expects China to see 520,000 retail sales of passenger NEVs in Aug, up 7% from July

CN EV Post

In early August, some NEV prices rose again, but consumer enthusiasm was not significantly affected, the CPCA said. The post CPCA expects China to see 520,000 retail sales of passenger NEVs in Aug, up 7% from July appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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VW ID Buzz electric van has received over 10,000 orders – almost selling out

Electrek

Volkswagen has revealed that it has received more than 10,000 orders for the ID Buzz electric van, which means that it has almost sold out for the year. more…. The post VW ID Buzz electric van has received over 10,000 orders – almost selling out appeared first on Electrek.

Chinese Polestar 2 owner faces higher cost than new car in replacing damaged battery pack

CN EV Post

A Polestar 2 owner was told it would cost RMB 540,000 ($79,200) to replace a damaged battery pack, 1.6 times the price of his vehicle. The post Chinese Polestar 2 owner faces higher cost than new car in replacing damaged battery pack appeared first on CnEVPost.

Elon Musk slows down rollout of Tesla’s next ‘Full Self-Driving Beta’ update

Electrek

Elon Musk announced that Tesla is slowing down the rollout of its next “Full Self-Driving Beta” software update (10.69) due to “many major code changes.”. It is reportedly still coming tomorrow, but only to ~1,000 Tesla FSD Beta drivers. more….

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Canada and Germany strike green hydrogen wind farm deal

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Canada and Germany will sign a deal on August 23 that will see the nations collaborate on a green hydrogen wind farm project led by World Energy GH2. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine plunged Germany’s energy security into turmoil, prompting the country to explore new deals to safeguard its energy mix.

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Lincoln reveals futuristic Model L100 EV concept, a nod to its first luxury vehicle

Electrek

American luxury automaker Lincoln is out to claim the future of premium driving with its new Model L100 EV concept. Lincoln is releasing the EV concept to pay tribute to the 1922 Model L, its first luxury vehicle ever made. more….

Tesla adds 48 Supercharger stations in Chinese mainland in July

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In the Chinese mainland, Tesla has opened more than 1,200 Supercharger stations, including more than 8,900 charging piles. The post Tesla adds 48 Supercharger stations in Chinese mainland in July appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. Tesla Charging

EGO’s 56V 16-in. cordless electric chainsaw is great for fall firewood at $239 in New Green Deals

Electrek

With fall a month away, it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to prepare for cooler weather. You might be the type of person to fell your own trees, or maybe just buy large parts of a tree and mill your own lumber. Either way, you’re going to need a chainsaw.

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Ford Mustang’s electric shift, four-motor BMWs, Lincoln EV concept, Acura ZDX: Today’s Car News

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The Ford Mustang is going fully electric—in a few years. BMW is looking at four-motor electric M performance cars. Lincoln looked in the far-off future with a fresh concept. And Acura is calling its EV the ZDX. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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Federal EVSE Credit Returns

EV Club of CT

Post by Barry Kresch Tax Credit for Purchase and Installation of an EV Charger The recently passed Inflation Reduction Act has amended US Code 26, Section 30C to reinstate a tax credit for the purchase. Read more.

Los Angeles International Airport nears completion of 1,300 EV chargers

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Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is nearing the completion of 1,300 EV charging locations in its parking areas. According to local news station KTLA 75 , LAX is nearing completion of 1,300 EV charging locations in its parking lots, capable of either level 2 or level 3 fast charging.

Here’s how the new US tax credits and rebates will work for clean energy home upgrades

Electrek

US President Joe Biden signed the big climate bill – the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) – earlier this week.