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New Zealand Post buys Hyundai XCIENT fuel cell truck

Green Car Congress

NZ Post has purchased the first of Hyundai New Zealand’s five XCIENT hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric trucks.

Report: GM-LG Ultium Cells battery venture to get first federal ATVM loan in a decade

Green Car Reports

General Motors and LG might be the first companies in 12 years to be awarded a loan under the federal government’s Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing (ATVM) loan program, according to a report from Reuters, citing information from officials.

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Hitachi Energy and H2 Green Steel partner to leverage electrification, digitalization, and hydrogen for green steel production

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Hitachi Energy signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with H2 Green Steel to leverage electrification, digitalization, and hydrogen to support the decarbonization of the steel industry. H2 Green Steel, a Swedish industrial start-up, is on a mission to accelerate the global steel industry’s greatest technological shift by eliminating almost all of carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) emissions from the steel production process.

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GM wants to answer your questions about EVs—yes, even some of the tough ones

Green Car Reports

GM this morning has launched a service it’s calling EV Live, which aims to provide a wide range of answers about EV ownership to prospective buyers and the general public.

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Cornell team develops framework for incorporating wireless charging road system into real-time electricity market

Green Car Congress

Researchers at Cornell have developed a coupled transportation–power system framework for incorporating a wireless charging road system into the real-time electricity market. In addition, they propose an optimization-based control strategy to manage the energy storage system in a cost-efficient manner. Their paper is published in the journal Applied Energy.

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Electric motorcycles are taking over the streets of Cuba

Electrek

With rising fuel costs and shortages across Cuba, the island nation has turned to electric motorcycles en masse. Nowhere is that more apparent than on the streets of Havana. more…. The post Electric motorcycles are taking over the streets of Cuba appeared first on Electrek.

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First Hydrogen enters trials with UK fleet consortium; interest from 10 operators in fuel cell light commercial vehicle

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First Hydrogen Corp. announced that its subsidiary, First Hydrogen Limited, has been welcomed into the UK Aggregated Hydrogen Freight Consortium (AHFC). The consortium brings together operators of the largest UK fleets of vans and trucks and predominant members of the hydrogen industry, including hydrogen producers, hydrogen state suppliers and vehicle manufacturers.

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BYD enters Japanese market with 3 EV models

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BYD Japan, the Japanese branch of China-based BYD, marked its official entry into the passenger vehicle market in Japan with the Japanese debut of three BYD models: BYD ATTO 3, BYD Dolphin, and BYD Seal.

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GM launches EV Live: A free, one-on-one virtual education service with EV specialists

Electrek

To further spread the good word of EV adoption, General Motors (GM) has introduced EV Live – an immersive one-on-one experience where the public can call into a live studio of EV specialists and have all their questions answered virtually… oh, and it’s free. Score. more….

UK sets out “Jet Zero” strategy; 5 commercial-scale SAF plants by 2025, 10% SAF by end of decade

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The UK Government set out its Jet Zero strategy. Launched at Farnborough International Airshow, the strategy commits UK domestic aviation to achieving net zero emissions by 2040, and for all airports in England to be zero-emission by the same year. It also includes a plan for the industry to stay below pre-pandemic levels of carbon emissions through measures focused on everything from delivering system efficiencies to new technologies, with progress monitored annually.

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQB electric SUV reminds us boxy is brilliant

Green Car Reports

How refreshingly normal. This is good. Very good.

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BYD's Shenzhen campus enters closed operations as local Covid cases increase

CN EV Post

The latest Covid outbreak has not had a noticeable impact on BYD, and the company is following the requirements of the local government to strengthen controls, BYD said. The post BYD's Shenzhen campus enters closed operations as local Covid cases increase appeared first on CnEVPost.

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EAVX, Morgan Olson, and REE Automotive share live demonstrations of Proxima electric van

Electrek

One year after announcing a collaboration with JB Poindexter subsidiaries to develop commercial EVs, REE Automotive , EAVX, and Morgan Olseon have kicked off live demonstrations of the Proxima van – a joint prototype combining MO/EAVX’s new body and REE’s P7 platform. more….

EV stocks plunge in Hong Kong as overall market weakens

CN EV Post

At press time, NIO was down 7.17 percent to HK$148.9, while XPeng was also down 7.17 percent and Li Auto was down 7.77 percent. The post EV stocks plunge in Hong Kong as overall market weakens appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. NIO Market Recap

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Average electric car price hit $66,000 in the US, but that’s not the whole story

Electrek

The average electric car price in the United States hit $66,000 last month – a more than 13% increase year over year. That’s a bit disappointing since the promise has been that EV prices would come down, but this price increase isn’t the whole story. more….

Mercedes-Benz EQE starts pre-sales in China with slightly higher prices than NIO ET7

CN EV Post

The Mercedes-Benz EQE will be another option in China's luxury electric sedan market besides the NIO ET7 and IM Motors L7. The post Mercedes-Benz EQE starts pre-sales in China with slightly higher prices than NIO ET7 appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

Is Taxing Carbon Really the Best Way to Decarbonize the Grid?

Energy Institute at HAAS

Our new research suggests clean electricity standards or subsidies might be more beneficial. Today’s blog post is co-authored with Ryan Kellogg. Some economists and policy advocates present a carbon tax (or … Continue Reading Is Taxing Carbon Really the Best Way to Decarbonize the Grid?

Last year I bought a $2,000 electric mini-pickup truck from China. Here’s how it’s holding up

Electrek

Last year I found an awesome-looking electric mini-truck on a Chinese shopping website and decided I simply had to have it. With a $2,000 sticker price, I figured it was risky, but that I wouldn’t lose the farm if the transaction went tires up.

SpaceX ends busy July with pair of Starlink launches

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SpaceX has rounded out its busiest July ever with a pair of Falcon 9 Starlink launches, simultaneously breaking its annual launch record less than seven full months into 2022. The company has now completed six launches – five of which were Starlink missions – this month.

Tesla (TSLA) discloses it was recently subpoenaed by the SEC over Musk’s tweets again

Electrek

Tesla has disclosed in a new filing today that it was recently subpoenaed by the SEC over Elon Musk’s tweets again. It’s the second time over the last year. more…. The post Tesla (TSLA) discloses it was recently subpoenaed by the SEC over Musk’s tweets again appeared first on Electrek.

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Mercedes EQB review, Vision EQXX drive, GM EV questions: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

A first drive of the Mercedes EQB and time in the driver’s seat of the Vision EQXX concept lead the lineup this morning. California leads the way in home-charger installation. And GM wants to answer your EV questions. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

Elon Musk debunks WSJ claim he had affair with Sergey Brin’s wife

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Elon Musk debunked the Wall Street Journal’s claim that he had had an affair with Sergey Brin’s wife. The article claimed sources said Sergey Brin divorced his wife in January upon learning of her affair with Elon Musk.

Tesla releases impressive footage of robot pulling still smoking casting from Giga Press

Electrek

Tesla has released impressive new footage of one of its robots pulling a still smoking large casting part from one of its Giga Press machines. This new casting approach from Tesla is going to be critical for the future of the company and especially new vehicle programs like the Cybertruck. more….

Tesla Cybertruck gets updated release date estimate

Teslarati

There’s a lot of hype surrounding the Tesla Cybertruck. Its unique design instantly inspired headlines as soon as it was unveiled, and CEO Elon Musk has been pretty consistent in the idea that the all-electric pickup truck will be one of Tesla’s greatest creations to date.

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Driving the green revolution: The use of copper in EVs

Innovation News Network

Colin Bennett, Market Intelligence Director at the International Copper Association, shares his thoughts on the increasing use of copper in the EV industry. Despite the challenges facing the automotive industry in 2021, it was a record year for zero and ultra-low emission vehicles.

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Tesla FSD Beta navigates CA’s “drunk” lane lines without breaking a sweat

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Yup, that road is definitely real, crooked and “drunk” lane lines and all. Images of the strangely-painted road at Hollister, CA were shared extensively a few days ago, to much humor and mockery from online users on platforms such as Reddit.

Environmental impacts of nuclear power plant closures in Tokyo

Innovation News Network

A research team from Hiroshima University has investigated how CO2 emissions in Tokyo have suffered following the closure of three of its nuclear power plants.

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Explainer: Which Chinese cities are Tesla vehicles sold to?

CN EV Post

Shanghai, home of Tesla's factory in China, is the city where the Model 3 and Model Y are selling the most. The post Explainer: Which Chinese cities are Tesla vehicles sold to? appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. Tesla Tesla Model 3 Tesla Model Y

Faraday Future delays production of debut EV citing supply chain issues

Teslarati

According to recent SEC filing, Faraday Future (FF) is delaying the start of production and deliveries of its debut EV to later this year. The EV startup stated it would push back the start of production and deliveries of its FF 91 flagship to the third or fourth quarter of 2022.

Latest abuse of Tesla's assisted driving feature sparks discussions

CN EV Post

A Tesla user not only took his hands off the wheel, but used a board to completely block the view ahead. The post Latest abuse of Tesla's assisted driving feature sparks discussions appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. Tesla

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Elon Musk’s detractors need to stop the character assassination

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Elon Musk’s detractors, especially those working in the mainstream media, need to stop the character assassination. . As a writer, I feel that we should not use our positions to tear down individuals just because we may not like them.

This 50 MPH fully-enclosed electric vehicle offers car-like convenience in a motorcycle size

Electrek

Two of the most cited reasons for car commuters shunning smaller vehicles like bikes, scooters and motorcycles are safety and weather. But the Nimbus One with its fully-enclosed design and car-like safety features is trying to solve both of those issues at once. more….

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Relativity’s first 3D-printed rocket aims to debut a new rocket fuel

Teslarati

Relativity can almost taste the vacuum of space. A substantial amount of work remains, but the startup continues to defy expectations with its relentless and methodical push towards the first orbital launch of a 3D-printed rocket.

Trek releases two new more affordable electric bikes with hub motors and hidden batteries

Electrek

If you’ve ever explored Trek’s electric bike families before, you’ll know that the companies offers nicely made yet high-priced e-bikes. You get what you pay for, though you pay handsomely.

Tesla Giga Berlin tests Deep Crimson paint on Model Y units

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Looks like Tesla Giga Berlin is testing its paint shop with new color options. A recent flyover revealed a Model Y with Deep Crimson paint, hinting at Tesla’s efforts to expand the options for its best-selling all-electric crossover in the European market.

Sono Motors unveils a new and improved production design of its Sion solar EV

Electrek

During its inaugural “Celebrate the Sun” community event held in Munich today, Sono Motors debuted the production design of its upcoming Sion solar EV.

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Redwood Materials’ battery materials facility in Nevada is a $3.5B disruptor

Teslarati

Tesla co-founder JB Straubel believes Redwood Materials’ $3.5 billion battery materials facility can make a difference in the United States’ EV supply chain. With the transition of the automotive sector to electric vehicles, the need for battery materials is bound to increase.