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$9M in Volkswagen mitigation funds available in California for zero-emission Class 8 freight and port drayage trucks

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Starting August 9, 2022, applications will be accepted in California for replacement of eligible Class 8 trucks with zero-emission technology. Approximately $9 million is available on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible applicants throughout California from the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust for Class 8 zero-emission freight and port drayage trucks, which also include waste haulers, dump trucks and concrete mixers.

EV buyers have far better credit than ICE shoppers

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All the stories about sensible types who waited in line or jumped through hoops to pay huge price premiums on a new electric vehicle?

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Fisker finesses the Inflation Reduction Act tax credit changes with binding sales contract; “Transition Rule”

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The US Senate has passed the Inflation Reduction Act, with nearly $400 billion in funding over 10 years for climate- and energy-related programs; among the myriad provisions in the 755-page bill are changes to the electric vehicle Federal tax credit of $7,500. The bill renews the credit starting in January 2023, and carries it through until the end of 2032.

Lucid Air Stealth Look tones down appearance of electric luxury sedan

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The Lucid Air electric luxury sedan darkens under a new Stealth Look trim option, the EV startup announced on Monday. Available on the Air Grand Touring Performance, Grand Touring, and Touring models, the Stealth Look treatment involves 35 different exterior changes, Lucid said in a press release.

Eberspaecher introduces new AC system for hybrid and battery-electric buses in Asia-Pacific

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At Prawaas 3.0 in Hyderabad (India) earlier this month, Eberspaecher presented its new all-electric air-conditioning system AC135 AE, especially developed for hybrid and battery-electric driven buses in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Report: Arrival is dropping its Uber car project, electric bus plans

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The EV startup Arrival is dropping plans for an Uber electric car and electric buses to refocus on electric vans, the Financial Times reported Friday.

DOE announces up to $6M to develop clean energy products from coal and coal wastes

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) has announced up to $6 million available ( DE-FOA-0002620 ) for research and development (R&D) projects that will repurpose domestic coal resources for products that can be employed in clean energy technologies such as batteries and advanced manufacturing.

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In 2021, the average American traveled 9 times farther by road than by air

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by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. This post examines the distances that the average American traveled by passenger road vehicle and by plane in 2021. In both instances, the distances to be compared are person miles. The derivation of person miles traveled by air is straightforward from the available monthly data: In 2021, the airline revenue passenger miles for domestic operations totaled 572 billion miles.

11 new space anomalies discovered using Artificial Intelligence

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SNAD researchers have identified 11 previously undetected space anomalies using an Artificial Intelligence (AI) method. The team examined digital images of the Northern sky obtained using a k-D tree in 2018 to detect space anomalies through the “nearest neighbour” method.

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DOE to award up to $32M to reduce methane emissions from oil and gas sector

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $32 million in funding ( DE-FOA-0002616 ) toward the research and development of new monitoring, measurement, and mitigation technologies to help detect, quantify, and reduce methane emissions across oil and natural gas producing regions of the United States.

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Chengdu Motor Show to be held from August 26 to September 4, NIO ET5 interior expected to be unveiled

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Chengdu Motor Show will be the second major auto show of the year after Auto Shenzhen, and NIO is likely to reveal the interior of ET5 at that time. The post Chengdu Motor Show to be held from August 26 to September 4, NIO ET5 interior expected to be unveiled appeared first on CnEVPost.

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Aramco researchers co-optimize piston bowl and injector for light-duty GCI engine using CFD and ML

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Researchers in the Transport Technologies Division of Saudi Aramco have used using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and advanced machine learning (ML) techniques to co-optimize the piston bowl and the injector design of a gasoline compression ignition (GCI) engine. The optimum ML design provided similar performance at mid-load but a 3.8% – 4.5% reduction in fuel consumption compared to the baseline cases at low- and high-load conditions. A paper on their work is published in the journal Fuel.

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Tesla discloses lobbying effort for new factory in Canada

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Tesla has disclosed that it is lobbying the Ontario government for a potential new factory in Canada. The new lobbying effort comes after several hints from Tesla CEO Elon Musk in regards to building a Gigafactory in the country. more….

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NIO's second swap station in Norway to go live on August 15

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NIO's second swap station in Norway will connect to Norway's battery swap station network and a planned network in Europe. The post NIO's second swap station in Norway to go live on August 15 appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. NIO Battery Swap NIO Norway

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Hyundai Ioniq 6 electric coupé spotted in Australia ahead of early 2023 launch

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Hyundai Ioniq 6 arrives to undergo the carmaker's local tuning program ahead of an early 2023 launch. The post Hyundai Ioniq 6 electric coupé spotted in Australia ahead of early 2023 launch appeared first on The Driven. EV News Hyundai ioniq 6

CPCA raises China NEV sales forecast, expects average monthly sales of over 600,000 units in next few months

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The CPCA has raised its forecast for new energy passenger vehicle sales in China by 500,000 units to 6 million units in 2022, with the possibility of further increases in the fourth quarter.

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Tesla launches new ‘Ownership Loyalty Program’ with some significant discounts

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Tesla has launched a new “Ownership Loyalty Program” with some significant discounts – something that CEO Elon Musk has said Tesla wouldn’t do. But the program is only in China for now. more….

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Tesla Model Y overtakes Mercedes-Benz GLC as Europe’s bestselling premium SUV

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Tesla Model Y is now Europe’s best-selling premium midsize SUV. The post Tesla Model Y overtakes Mercedes-Benz GLC as Europe’s bestselling premium SUV appeared first on The Driven. Electric Cars EV News Audi e-tron mercedes-benz Model Y Tesla

Tesla (TSLA) secures deal for $5 billion worth of nickel in Indonesia, says official

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Tesla has reportedly agreed to a deal with the Indonesian government that will secure the automaker about $5 billion worth of nickel, according to a government official. more…. The post Tesla (TSLA) secures deal for $5 billion worth of nickel in Indonesia, says official appeared first on Electrek.

On Inflation, Climate, and Compromise

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Can the Inflation Reduction Act tackle climate change and inflation at the same time? 18 months ago, Larry Summers wrote an important piece in the Washington Post warning of two … Continue Reading On Inflation, Climate, and Compromise

NASA awards funding to optimise the navigation of autonomous drones

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NASA has announced that it is awarding a small business grant to the University of Cincinnati and software company VISIMO to enhance navigation systems for autonomous drones.

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Senate calls USPS bluff with $3 billion for electric trucks – will it go 100% BEV?

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The US Senate has allocated $3 billion in additional funding to the US Postal Service for electrification of the nation’s delivery fleet, as part of yesterday’s massive climate bill.

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Tesla’s lobbying efforts tease “advanced manufacturing facility” in Canada

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Tesla lobbying efforts in Ontario suggest the EV automaker’s next gigafactory might be in Canada. Elon Musk considered a Tesla gigafactory in Canada during the recent Cyber Roundup (annual meeting of stockholders).

Mercedes-Benz launches training program to deepen employee EV Knowledge

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Luxury German automaker Mercedes-Benz is launching the Mercedes EQ experience, an immersive EV training program to deepen employee knowledge. The program aims to energize, educate, and electrify Mercedes team members around its new EV sub-brand. more….

Tesla strikes $5 billion deal to purchase nickel products from Indonesia: report

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Recent reports suggest that Tesla had signed contracts worth about $5 billion to purchase nickel products from Indonesia. The materials will reportedly be supplied by nickel processing companies in the country. .

Danger of building compliance EVs in 2022: Mazda sells single digits of MX-30 in July

Electrek

Mazda has reported its sale numbers for July, which exhibit an overall decline compared to a year ago. What’s even worse, Mazda sold less MX-30 EVs than the number of seats some people have at their dinner tables.

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Tesla boosts its legal team by hiring top securities lawyer

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Tesla’s legal team received a boost last month, with the company hiring Derek Windham, a top securities lawyer, as its senior director and deputy general counsel for corporate and securities. Prior to his employment at Tesla, Windham had worked at Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. (HP)

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Automaker and chip CEOs have been to satisfy forward of Biden signing microchip laws

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WASHINGTON – The heads of chipmakers GlobalFoundries and Utilized Supplies and carmakers Ford Motor and Common Motors have been to satisfy at a closed-door summit with U.S. authorities officers on. Read more.

Baidu CEO says EV arm’s autonomous driving tech will be a generation ahead of Tesla

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Robin Li, Baidu’s founder, chairman, and CEO, recently shared some bold predictions about the ROBO-01, a vehicle specifically designed to operate using autonomous driving technologies.

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Lucid Air Stealth Look takes automaker darkish

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Lucid on Monday introduced a brand new Stealth Search for its Air electrical luxurious sedan. It is a darker different to the Platinum Look obtainable for the reason that Air’s. Read more. The post Lucid Air Stealth Look takes automaker darkish appeared first on Bauaelectric Auto News.

Lucid launches ‘Stealth Look’ to bring new personality to Air EV

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Lucid Group launched a new “Stealth Look” option exterior design theme for its Air electric vehicle that brings a new “darker and overtly sporting personality” to the car.

Canoo Q2 2022 report: $1 billion in sales pipeline, but only $33.8 million in cash left

Electrek

American EV startup Canoo shared its latest report outlining its results for Q2 of 2022 as it continues to fight to stay out of the red in a race toward production. Canoo is now reporting another big loss for the quarter.

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Elon Musk willing to finish Twitter buyout under original terms — under one condition

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As it turns out, Elon Musk is still willing to complete his Twitter buyout at the agreed-upon price of $44 billion, or $54.20 per share. The social media company just has to provide its method of sampling accounts and how they’re confirmed to be real.

Tata Tiago BS6 guide: actual world mileage, gas financial system examined

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Primarily based on our real-world assessments, here is a have a look at the Tiago petrol guide’s gas financial system figures. Tata launched the Tiago hatchback in 2016 with petrol. Read more.

Mazda MX-30 sales drop to eight units in July 2022

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In July 2022, Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) reported that it had sold 23,393 vehicles. Without the sales of its all-electric MX-30 crossover, Mazda would have sold 23,385 vehicles instead.

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CanAm unveils two new electric motorcycles set to reclaim the brand’s historic glory

Electrek

Back in the glory days of the 1980s, Can-Am was as hot as it gets, scooping up championships left and right on the track and trails. But just because the sun once set on this storied brand doesn’t mean it can’t rise again.

Tesla supplier CATL commands 34.8% of the battery market in 1H22

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A recent analysis from market research company SNE Research has revealed that Tesla’s battery suppliers are dominating the industry. Tesla supplier CATL, for example, has grown so much that it now commands a market share of 34.8% in the first half of 2022.

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