Fri.Jul 08, 2022

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PG&E and Tesla launch virtual power plant pilot

Green Car Congress

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and Tesla Inc. have launched a new pilot program that creates a virtual power plant (VPP) to help support electric grid reliability and save customers money. PG&E is a combined natural gas and electric utility serving more than 16 million people across 70,000 square miles in Northern and Central California. On 22 June, Tesla invited approximately 25,000 PG&E customers with Tesla Powerwalls to join the VPP and to help form the world’s largest distributed ba

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Study: Demand for hybrids and EVs is soaring in rural America

Green Car Reports

Overall United States hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and EV sales have increased steadily in recent years, but the strongest growth of electrified vehicles has been in rural America, according to new analysis from iSeeCars. The analysis looked at used-vehicle market share for hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and battery-electric cars between 2014 and 2022, and.

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Hapag-Lloyd will use advanced biofuels for the transport of DHL shipments

Green Car Congress

DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, has signed an agreement with Hapag-Lloyd, a leading worldwide liner shipping company, for the use of advanced biofuels. As an initial step, Hapag-Lloyd will ship 18,000 TEU of DHL’s volume using advanced biofuels—equivalent to a reduction of 14,000 tons of Well-to-Wake CO 2 -emisisons.

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Toyota and Panasonic lead in solid-state battery patents

Green Car Reports

While it's unclear which company will win the race to put solid-state batteries in a production car, Toyota and research partner Panasonic currently have the lead in patents related to the technology, Nikkei Asia reported Thursday. Along with Tokyo-based research firm Patent Consult, Nikkei studied patent applications for solid-state battery tech.

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

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FHWA proposes rulemaking for states and municipalities to track and reduce GHG emissions

Green Car Congress

The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking ( NPRM ) for states and municipalities to track and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The new rule would: Establish a national framework for tracking state-by-state progress by adding a new GHG performance management measure to the existing FHWA national performance measures to help states track performance and make more informed investment decisions.

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Survey: Even before the gas-price surge, 71% of Americans would consider an EV

Green Car Reports

High gas prices help make the case for electric cars, but even before prices spiked, many Americans were giving EVs some level of consideration, according to a newly released Consumer Reports survey. Of those surveyed, 71% showed at least some interest in buying or leasing an EV. Among those respondents, 35% said they "might" consider an EV is.

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Solid-state battery patents, hybrid sales in rural America, EV demand before gas-price spike: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Sales of electrified vehicles are surging in rural America. Toyota and Panasonic lead in solid-state battery patents. And EV interest is up tremendously, even before considering gas prices. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Even before this spring’s spike in gas prices—now at $4.72, on a national average according to.

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Volkswagen launches PowerCo for global battery business; €20B investment; standard factories

Green Car Congress

The Volkswagen Group broke ground for its first cell factory in Salzgitter; production will start in 2025. With immediate effect, responsibility for global battery business is to be held by the newly created company “PowerCo”. In addition to cell production, the new company will be responsible for activities along the entire battery value chain. Future gigafactory for battery cells at the Salzgitter site: Salzgiga.

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Tesla Cybertruck production machines already being ordered: report

Teslarati

Recent reports are hinting that Tesla is already setting the stage for the Cybertruck’s initial production next year. In previous comments, Elon Musk had mentioned that 2023 would be the year when the Cybertruck, Tesla’s entry into the all-electric pickup market, would enter production. Similar to other upcoming vehicles like the Tesla Semi and the next-generation Roadster, the Cybertruck has seen its own fair share of delays since its unveiling in late 2019.

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MAHLE Powertrain opens new vehicle and battery test facilities

Green Car Congress

MAHLE Powertrain has opened two new facilities in Northampton, the result of a £15-million (US$18-million) investment over the last five years (including £3.6 million (US$4.3 million) of UK Government funding), that will deliver much-needed testing capability as the automotive industry accelerates its transition towards decarbonized propulsion. The purpose-built facilities allow MAHLE Powertrain to support customers with every aspect of development for the future of mobility, permitting the safe

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

Brief

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Elon Musk formally moves to terminate Twitter’s $44 billion acquisition

Teslarati

In a recent filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Tesla CEO Elon Musk formally moved to terminate his acquisition attempt of social media platform Twitter. Musk and the Twitter board had agreed to a buyout at $54.20 per share, or $44 billion. In a letter , Musk’s legal team stated that despite the Tesla CEO’s requests for critical data on the social media platform’s users, Twitter had been uncooperative.

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Switzerland Moves Ahead With Underground Autonomous Cargo Delivery

Cars That Think

In 2016, we wrote about Cargo Sous Terrain , a (then) $3.4 billion concept for underground cargo tubes full of automated delivery carts whisking goods between cities and logistics centers across Switzerland at 30 kilometers per hour. The idea behind CST is to provide for long-term freight transport without relying on expansion of road and rail networks, which are already stuffed with both freight and passengers and don’t have much room to grow.

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Tesla’s Elon Musk planning to increase childcare benefits in his companies

Teslarati

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is an advocate for big families, and he seems ready to walk the walk. In a recent update on Twitter, Musk remarked that he is planning on increasing childcare benefits at his companies, such as Tesla and SpaceX. Musk’s comments came amidst the CEO’s new round of posts about his stance on underpopulation and the value of large families.

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A team in China has developed the country’s first pure solar-powered vehicle

Electrek

As several companies across the globe move closer to delivering scaled production of solar EVs , a team in China has taken sustainable transportation a step further by creating a solar vehicle that runs entirely on energy from the sun. Introducing the Tianjin solar car. more…. The post A team in China has developed the country’s first pure solar-powered vehicle appeared first on Electrek.

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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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NIO ET5, XPeng G9 get regulatory green light for sales in China

CN EV Post

Deliveries of the NIO ET5 are expected to begin in September, and the XPeng G9 will be officially launched in September. The post NIO ET5, XPeng G9 get regulatory green light for sales in China appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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Tesla spotted gathering massive number of Megapacks outside Gigafactory Nevada

Electrek

Tesla has been spotted gathering a massive number of Megapacks outside its Gigafactory Nevada. Is it a backlog due to supply chain issues or a new giant battery is in the work? more…. The post Tesla spotted gathering massive number of Megapacks outside Gigafactory Nevada appeared first on Electrek.

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Converting This 1977 Porsche 911 To Electric Yields 600 BHP From Tesla Motor

CleanTechnica EVs

“The drive unit was put on a dyno and got to 600 BHP, then it overheated the dyno!” Well, then it’s probably powerful enough. Kit Lacey of eDub Services in the UK is proud of his work converting an iconic 1977 Porsche 911. Some will call it sacrilege, but hey, the customer sold the original […].

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Tesla expands deployment of Starlink satellite internet systems at Supercharger stations

Electrek

Tesla appears to now expand its deployment of Starlink satellite internet systems at Supercharger stations as the satellite dish appears at a new station. more…. The post Tesla expands deployment of Starlink satellite internet systems at Supercharger stations appeared first on Electrek.

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Octopus Energy launches “EV Concierge” service in Texas

Teslarati

In a bid to help newcomers to electric vehicles transition more quickly and efficiently, Octopus Energy has begun to offer an “EV Concierge” service to help customers buy and integrate an EV into their lives. Octopus Energy, a UK-based electric utility company that recently crossed the pond to offer “100% carbon-free energy” to Texans, is now offering a program in the Lone Star state that has been a mainstay of their UK branch for a long time — the EV Concierge.

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This big, sand-filled energy storage silo can be powered by wind and solar

Electrek

Finnish startup Polar Night Energy and local Finnish utility Vatajankoski have together built the world’s first commercial sand-based, high-temperature heat storage system that can be powered by solar and wind. more…. The post This big, sand-filled energy storage silo can be powered by wind and solar appeared first on Electrek.

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Consumer Reports finds interest in EVs is rising in the US

Teslarati

Consumer Reports has released the results from its largest ever national survey, and it found that over a third of Americans are interested in buying electric vehicles. There is reason to be optimistic about an EV future when Consumer Reports (CR) says that “36% of Americans plan to buy or lease an electric-only vehicle or are seriously considering doing so.” However, the survey of 8,027 Americans nationwide also found that people were surprisingly naive regarding the costs of EV own

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China's wholesale sales of passenger NEVs hit record 571,000 units in June, CPCA data show

CN EV Post

Against the backdrop of the halving of the ICE vehicle purchase tax, not only were NEVs unaffected, they improved more than expected sequentially, the CPCA said. The post China's wholesale sales of passenger NEVs hit record 571,000 units in June, CPCA data show appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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XPeng CEO Explores Current Upsides & Downsides of XPeng Self-Driving Tech

CleanTechnica EVs

Every automaker and their cousin is going to lead us into an autonomous driving future … according to their press departments. In actuality, I think there are only a few automakers that have deep in-house teams focused on impressive internal innovation to get to that eventual goal. In the shorter term, that kind of leadership […].

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NIO invites users in Norway to submit painting designs to be displayed on swap stations in China

CN EV Post

NIO (NYSE: NIO, HKG: 9866, SGX: NIO) is creative with user engagement, and its signature battery swap stations are now its playground. The post NIO invites users in Norway to submit painting designs to be displayed on swap stations in China appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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Tesla Pausing Production at Giga Berlin & Shanghai to Upgrade Assembly Lines

CleanTechnica EVs

Even with Tesla’s newly completed Gigafactories in Berlin and Shanghai, the automaker is working to expand production even further. Over the next month or so, Tesla plans to significantly increase production at both of these plants, but the automaker may have to take a costly production break to upgrade the sites. Tesla is pausing production […].

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BYD Seal reportedly to be officially launched in China on July 18

CN EV Post

Pre-orders for the BYD Seal began on May 20 with a starting price of RMB 212,800 ($31,860) and orders reached 22,637 units within seven hours. The post BYD Seal reportedly to be officially launched in China on July 18 appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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ElectricBrands unveils funky ‘Camper’ version of its electric XBUS priced below $40k

Electrek

Relatively new EV automaker ElectricBrands has unveiled a Camper version of its XBUS electric van, which originally debuted last year. While many of the pertinent details of this XBUS Camper variant remain a mystery, ElectricBrands has shared several images and claimed the EV is “at the top of customers’ reservation lists.” Check out the gallery below. more….

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Biden–Harris Administration Takes Drive Forward to Combat Climate Change

CleanTechnica EVs

“A proposed rule [yesterday] from the Department of Transportation would require states to measure the greenhouse gas emissions from their highway and transportation programs, and then come up with plans to reduce that harmful pollution.” —NRDC writes. “Implementing these standards would help ensure the historic investments from the bipartisan infrastructure law are done right.” Below is […].

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The top 10 fastest charging EVs currently available

Electrek

With a tremendous number of bespoke EVs that have already arrived this year , there has never been a more exciting time to switch to go all-electric. A number of factors will play into your EV decision, regardless of whether it’s a lease or a purchase. Aside from the obvious preference for a certain model design, things like cargo space, range, acceleration, and technology are all important to consider.

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Tesla [TSLA] Shares Strong Going into Q3, Especially Compared to NIO & Lucid

CleanTechnica EVs

As Tesla heads into the third quarter, following what Elon Musk called a “tough quarter” for the automaker, analysts are noting which electric vehicle shares are worth investing in. While Tesla’s shares jumped slightly in the last week of Q2, Chinese automaker NIO and fellow U.S. automaker Lucid both saw their shares drop. Tesla’s stock jumped […].

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Inside the Universe Machine: The Webb Space Telescope’s Ultra-Reliable Radio

Cars That Think

When the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) reveals its first images on 12 July, they will be the byproduct of carefully crafted mirrors and scientific instruments. But all of its data-collecting prowess would be moot without the spacecraft’s communications subsystem. The Webb’s comms aren't flashy. Rather, the data and communication systems are designed to be incredibly, unquestionably dependable and reliable.

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Laid-Off Tesla Employees Joining Rivian and Lucid, Tech Giants

InsideEVs

Tesla's talent loss appears to be Rivian and Lucid's gain; tech firms Apple, Amazon and Google are also hiring ex-Tesla staff.

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The new belt-drive Honbike U4 electric bike looks so good, you’d think it was a purely pedal bike

Electrek

Electric bikes are great for a lot of things. They get you where you’re going faster than a traditional bike, cut through traffic faster than a car, and are more fun than both. But the downside is that they can often be rather chunky looking. Some are even downright chonks. But not the Honbike U4, as this is one new e-bike that looks so sleek and elegant that you’d never guess it had an electric motor or battery on board. more….

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Nissan Ariya Seen As A Top Pick In The Electric Compact SUV Segment

InsideEVs

Great efficiency and range aside, Autogefühl's Thomas says the 2023 Ariya has one of the best EV interiors he has seen so far.

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