Fri.Mar 04, 2022

6PPD-quinone derived from tire debris is toxic to two trout species, not just coho salmon

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Every time it rains, fish living downstream of storm drains are exposed to pollutants, including the tire-derived compound 6PPD-quinone, in the runoff. Recently, this substance has been linked to massive die-offs of coho salmon across the US West Coast.

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Ford is getting its F-150 Lightning electric truck ready for extreme cold, not just California

Green Car Reports

Ahead of its scheduled arrival in dealerships later this year, the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning has been undergoing cold weather testing in Alaska. While cold weather can affect EV range, this testing program primarily has to do with the powertrain, according to a Ford press release.

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Volvo Cars testing Momentum Dynamics wireless charging in Gothenburg

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Volvo Cars is integrating and testing wireless charging technology in a live city environment together with selected partners, evaluating its potential for future electric cars.

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Report: Panasonic considering Oklahoma or Kansas for US battery plant

Green Car Reports

Panasonic is shopping for a plant location for its own U.S. mammoth battery factory, according to a Friday report from Japan’s national public broadcasting network NHK.

Twelve and LanzaTech successfully convert CO2 to ethanol

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Carbon transformation company Twelve and biotechnology company LanzaTech have transformed CO 2 emissions into ethanol as a part of an ongoing research and development partnership. Ethanol is typically produced using biological processes or as a petrochemical, through ethylene hydration, using fossil fuels. It’s also often produced using corn and other crop feedstocks, but this approach is dependent on crops that otherwise could be used to grow food or waste feedstocks.

Sony and Honda ally to build EVs—first product due in 2025

Green Car Reports

Honda and Sony announced Friday that they’re exploring the possibility of entering a joint venture for developing and building electric vehicles.

Delaware adopting California’s ZEV regulations

Green Car Congress

Delaware will join 13 other states in adopting California’s Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) regulations. Implementation of the ZEV regulations would not take place until model year 2027 (2026) to provide manufacturers time to adjust their inventories and prepare dealerships. Managed by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control ( DNREC ), the ZEV program is designed to accelerate the commercialization of battery-electric, plug-in hybrid and fuel cell electric vehicles.

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Volkswagen and Toyota stop production of vehicles in Russia

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Against the background of the Russian attack on Ukraine and the resulting consequences, the Group Board of Management of Volkswagen AG has decided to stop the production of vehicles in Russia until further notice. This decision applies to the Russian production sites in Kaluga and Nizhny Novgorod. Vehicle exports to Russia will also be stopped with immediate effect.

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Construction begins on the US’ first-ever offshore wind farm service operations vessel

Electrek

The US offshore wind industry is ramping up quickly, and so too are the essential industries that will support it.

Mack Trucks introduces next-generation Mack LR Electric with improved range and capacity

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Mack Trucks announced that its next generation Mack LR Electric battery-electric vehicle (BEV) is now available for order. Mack began serial production of the LR Electric in 2021 at its Lehigh Valley Operations facility in Macungie, Pennsylvania, where all Class 8 Mack vehicles for North America and export are assembled. Earlier post.). The next-generation LR Electric features 42% more energy and a standard 376 kWh total battery capacity offering an increased range.

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Here’s every electric vehicle that currently qualifies for the US federal tax credit

Electrek

As sales of electric vehicles continue to surge, many new and prospective customers have questions about qualifying for federal tax credit on electric vehicles.

Volkswagen realigns Technical Development; shorter product cycles and faster digital offerings; new €800M dev center

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Volkswagen is realigning its Technical Development (TD) division in Wolfsburg—the Group’s largest engineering unit, with 11,500 employees.

SpaceX’s South Texas Starship factory prepares for major upgrades

Teslarati

In what is probably a sign of things to come for SpaceX’s nascent Florida Starship factory , the company’s original Starbase facility in South Texas may be about to graduate from tents to more permanent buildings.

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Core Lithium and Tesla enter into binding term sheet for the supply of lithium

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Australia-based Core Lithium has entered into a legally binding Term Sheet with Tesla for the supply of up to 110,000 tonnes of Li 2 O spodumene concentrate from the Finniss Lithium Project over a term of 4 years, with pricing referenced to the market price for spodumene concentrate, subject to a price floor and ceiling.

Light-duty EVs have 64% lower life-cycle emissions than ICE vehicles – Ford study

Electrek

Ford Motor Company and University of Michigan researchers explored what light-duty vehicle electrification means for the decarbonization of the transportation industry in a study that was published online on March 1 in the journal Environmental Research Letters. more….

Electreon partners with Jacobs to grow US wireless EV charging infrastructure for fleets

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Israel-based Electreon, a provider of wireless and in-road wireless electric vehicle (EV) charging technology will collaborate with global technical professional services firm Jacobs on select wireless EV charging projects across the US for fleet operators including city and state authorities.

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Kia electric pickup, Panasonic US plant, Sony and Honda, F-150 Lightning cold testing: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Kia plans an electric pickup. Sony and Honda might be in the EV business together. Ford shows the F-150 Lightning testing in Alaska cold. And Panasonic looks for a new U.S. plant site. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Panasonic is reportedly considering either Oklahoma or Kansas for a U.S.

Honeywell, Oriental Energy to build million-ton sustainable aviation fuel production facility in China

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Honeywell and Oriental Energy Company announced that a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production facility with an annual output capacity of 1 million tons will be built in Maoming, Guangdong Province in China. The new facility will help meet a growing SAF demand, facilitate greenhouse gas emission reduction in aviation fuel production through the deployment of innovative technologies and support China’s goals to reduce CO 2 emissions and achieve carbon neutrality by 2060.

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Ford study shows pickup truck electrification has substantial greenhouse gas reduction rate

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Ford and University of Michigan researchers conducted a new study that evaluated the savings in greenhouse gas emissions in battery-electric pickup trucks relative to gas-powered pickups. It also assessed the reductions in other light-duty vehicles when compared to their gas-powered counterparts.

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Sony and Honda sign MOU to create JV to develop and sell EVs and mobility services; first model on sale in 2025

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Sony Group Corporation and Honda Motor signed a memorandum of understanding that outlines their intent to establish a joint venture through which they plan to engage in the joint development and sales of high value-added battery electric vehicles (EVs) and commercialize them in conjunction with providing mobility services.

Tesla officially receives environmental approval to produce 500,000 EVs at Gigafactory Berlin, but the battle is not over

Electrek

Tesla has officially received environmental approval to start production at Gigafactory Berlin – which was expected as we reported earlier this week – but also as expected, there are a few caveats that will prevent Tesla from officially starting production. The battle is not over. more….

Tesla’s Elon Musk showcases Model S Plaid with FSD Beta to China’s Ambassador to the US

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China’s Ambassador to the United States Qin Gang and Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently went for a drive in a Model S Plaid, an experience that the diplomat has described as “smooth.”

The top five best-equipped countries to support autonomous vehicles – Who’s leading the self-driving revolution?

Electrek

Imagine a not so distance future where you’re sitting in your electric vehicle (something truly luxurious since you’re so successful in the future), and you’re looking back on this list below and comparing predictions to your current world.

Tesla formally wins final environmental approval to open Gigafactory Berlin

Teslarati

The wait is finally over. After a long process that saw delays, controversies, and other drama, Tesla Gigafactory Berlin has won its final environmental approval from Germany.

The EMOVE Roadrunner is a hilariously over-powered little 35 mph seated electric scooter

Electrek

The EMOVE Roadrunner from Voromotors seems like what an engineer would design for a seated electric scooter if they didn’t have to follow any rules. It’s basically two wheels strapped to a battery, and it goes faster than it probably should. It’s small. It’s powerful.

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Tesla Gigafactory Berlin: The facility’s story so far

Teslarati

Tesla Gigafactory Berlin is about to receive its final environmental approval, with Brandenburg Minister-President Dietmar Woidke holding a press conference later today to discuss the milestone.

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UK reaches new record electric car market share as Tesla Model Y debuts

Electrek

The United Kingdom has reached new record electric car market share with 17% last month as Tesla debuted the popular Model Y in the market. more…. The post UK reaches new record electric car market share as Tesla Model Y debuts appeared first on Electrek.

Honda, Sony agree to electric vehicle development partnership, first deliveries in 2025

Teslarati

Today, Honda Motor Co, Ltd. and Sony Group Corporation announced in a press release they have agreed to form a strategic alliance that aims to develop new electric vehicle technologies and mobility services.

Yamaha reveals fresh-looking new design for an electric moped, plus new e-bikes and scooters

Electrek

We knew that Yamaha was going to have a big unveiling coming up soon as part of the brand’s new “Switch ON” campaign to showcase its electric vehicle, but we were surprised by the number of vehicles that Yamaha ultimately rolled on stage.

Live Updates: Tesla Giga Berlin final environmental permit press conference

Teslarati

After two years of construction, Tesla Gigafactory Berlin has secured its final environmental approval. The approval was discussed by Brandenburg Minister-President Dietmar Woidke during a press conference today.

Sony will partner with Honda on EVs, first available in 2025

Electrek

Sony and Honda have signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly develop electric vehicles, with the first car becoming available commercially in 2025, reports Nikkei Asia. more…. The post Sony will partner with Honda on EVs, first available in 2025 appeared first on Electrek.

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NHTSA requests public comments for updates to 5-Star Safety Ratings Program

Teslarati

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) requests public comments on proposed new safety updates to its 5-Star Safety Ratings Program, also known as the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). The NCAP program provides star ratings for crash protection and rollover resistance.

Massive power outage in Taiwan sends gas stations offline, but Gogoro’s electric scooter battery stations powered themselves

Electrek

In a fascinating real-world test of Gogoro’s electric scooter battery swap stations’ ability to run completely off-grid, the GoStations managed to remain operational even though a massive power outage in Taiwan yesterday shuttered gas stations and other key infrastructure. more….

Elon Musk shares tips on how to protect Starlink’s terminals from attacks in Ukraine

Teslarati

After announcing some notable upgrades for SpaceX’s Starlink internet service, Elon Musk shared some useful tips on how Starlink terminals can be protected from potential attacks.

Metakoo’s e-bike with 37-mile range per charge now $545 (New low), more in New Green Deals

Electrek

If you’re tired of dealing with traffic, gas, and oil when going to or from work, then it’s time to change things up. Right now, Metakoo’s Cybertrack 100 e-bike is on sale for $545 , which marks a new all-time low that we’ve tracked.

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Lunaz branches out into upcycled EVs

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Lunaz reveals upcycled electric refuse truck based on the Mercedes-Benz Econoic platform

A Brooklyn marine terminal is going to become a major offshore wind hub

Electrek

Norwegian energy giant Equinor and UK-headquartered bp announced yesterday that they have made an agreement with New York City to transform the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal into a major offshore wind operations and staging hub. more….