Tue.Jun 21, 2022

Juniper Research forecasts on-road hydrogen vehicles to exceed 1M globally by 2027

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A new study from Juniper Research forecasts that the number of hydrogen vehicles in service globally will exceed 1 million in 2027, from just over 60,000 in 2022—substantial growth of more than 1,500%—with the bulk of the deployed vehicles in China and the Far East.

Volvo fuel-cell semi: 600 miles, 15-minute refueling with green hydrogen still not widely available

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Volvo Trucks (not to be confused with Volvo Cars) already sells battery-electric commercial trucks, but is now experimenting with hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles.


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ESL Shipping first to utilize Neste’s co-processed marine fuel for GHG emissions

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Finnish shipping company ESL Shipping will become the world’s first shipping company to start utilizing new low-emission Neste Marine 0.1 co-processed marine fuel ( earlier post ) in its vessels in Finland and Sweden.

2023 Honda HR-V is a hybrid system away from greatness

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In this era of $6.00-a-gallon gasoline, driving the 2023 Honda HR-V last week brought some conflicting feelings about where automakers think the priorities are for budget-strapped mass-market shoppers.

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Leclanché develops third-generation marine battery system for electrification of broad range of vessels

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Leclanché SA has completed development of a third-generation marine battery system designed to support the needs of ship builders in producing 100% electric and hybrid marine vessels.

Hyundai and Michelin partner to make EV tires more environmentally friendly

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Hyundai and Michelin on Monday announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding to partner on environmentally friendly EV tires. Joint research between the two companies aims to increase use of sustainable materials while optimizing tires for EVs, Hyundai said in a press release.

Volvo Trucks begins testing hydrogen fuel cell trucks; cellcentric fuel cells for commercialization

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Volvo Trucks has started to test its hydrogen fuel cell powered trucks. Volvo Trucks already offers battery electric trucks and trucks that run on renewable fuels, such as biogas.

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BMW Group engineers using Monolith AI software to predict vehicle performance before design or testing begins

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Monolith , an AI software platform used by the world’s leading automotive, aerospace and industrial engineering teams from Siemens to Honeywell, announced that engineering teams at the BMW Group are using its software to accelerate the development of their vehicles.

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Kroger, the US’s largest supermarket chain, is adding more level 2 and 3 EV chargers


Kroger, the largest supermarket chain in the US and the second-largest retailer overall behind Walmart, is adding more DC fast and level 2 Volta EV chargers to its stores. more….

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BASF to build commercial-scale battery recycling black mass plant in Schwarzheide, Germany

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BASF will build a commercial-scale battery recycling black mass plant in Schwarzheide, Germany. The plant will have an annual processing capacity of 15,000 tons of EV batteries and production scrap. This investment strengthens BASF’s cathode active materials (CAM) production and recycling hub in Schwarzheide. The site is an ideal location for the build-up of battery recycling activities given the presence of many EV car manufacturers and cell producers in Central Europe.

Tesla dominates the list of most American-made cars


Tesla dominates the list of most American-made cars, now with the Model Y taking the top spot on the 2022 list. more…. The post Tesla dominates the list of most American-made cars appeared first on Electrek.

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ExxonMobil developing methanol-to-jet SAF technology

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ExxonMobil has developed a unique process technology to enable the manufacture of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from renewable methanol. This expands upon ExxonMobil’s suite of technology solutions that are engineered to manufacture SAF from other biofeeds. SAF produced from renewable methanol can play an important role in helping the aviation industry achieve the transition to a net-zero future.

Tesla on track to unveil humanoid robot prototype on AI Day 2


It appears that Tesla’s plan to unveil a working prototype of its humanoid robot is moving along well.

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Hyundai Motor Group and Michelin to develop next-gen tires for premium EVs

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Hyundai Motor Group (the Group) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Michelin to develop next-generation tires optimized for premium electric vehicles (EVs). The agreement is a follow-up to the first five-year partnership signed in November 2017 jointly to develop an exclusive tire for IONIQ 5 and carry out experiments and analysis methods related to tires as well as technology exchange.

Elon Musk moves Tesla layoff target from 10% to 3% of employees


Elon Musk has now moved the target for the new wave of layoffs at Tesla from 10% reduction of the workforce to 3% of employees. more…. The post Elon Musk moves Tesla layoff target from 10% to 3% of employees appeared first on Electrek.

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Renault Group, Minth Group to create JV to produce battery casings for EVs

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Renault Group and Minth Group, a leading global automotive supplier, signed a memorandum of understanding for the creation of a France-based joint venture to produce battery casings. The joint venture will locate this high-tech activity at the Ruitz plant in Renault ElectriCity and will supply ElectriCity Douai and Maubeuge plants.

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Electric bike motor maker Bafang unveils new 3-speed automatic shifting hub transmission


Chinese manufacturer Bafang is a titan of the electric bike motor industry, and thus news swirling around the company generally trends toward new motor announcements.

Shell, Accenture and Amex GBT launch blockchain-powered digital book-and-claim solution for scaling SAF

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Shell, Accenture, and American Express Global Business Travel (Amex GBT) are launching Avelia , one of the world’s first blockchain-powered digital sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) book-and-claim solutions for business travel. It is the largest SAF book-and-claim pilot at launch, offering around 1 million gallons of SAF—enough to power almost 15,000 individual business traveler flights from London-to-New York.

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Tesla Lithium supplier remains on track for first export by the end of 2022


Tesla supplier Core Lithium Ltd. ASX:CXO) recently provided a development update on its Finniss Project located near Darwin in the the Northern Territory of Australia. Tesla inked an agreement with the Australian Lithium producer earlier this year.

Aptera wants to adopt Tesla’s charge connector for its solar electric car


Aptera wants to adopt Tesla’s charge connector for its upcoming solar electric car and believes that the entire US EV market should do the same. more…. The post Aptera wants to adopt Tesla’s charge connector for its solar electric car appeared first on Electrek.

Texas plans for massive $408m EV charging infrastructure expansion


In a new plan from the Texas Department of Transportation, the state is setting aside $408 million for electric vehicle charging infrastructure over the next five years. Since Tesla moved its headquarters to Texas late last year, the state has made strides in EV adoption.

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SemaConnect to Attend National Apartment Association’s (NAA) Apartmentalize 2022

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Top electric vehicle charging company will demonstrate residential and commercial technology to multifamily property managers at the San Diego Convention Center.

Renault, Minth Group agree to expand EV battery plant in France


Renault Group announced yesterday that it would be entering a joint venture with Chinese parts manufacturer Minth Group to expand an existing production facility to manufacture battery parts.

Quick Charge Podcast: June 21, 2022


Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts , Spotify , TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. more…. The post Quick Charge Podcast: June 21, 2022 appeared first on Electrek.

Elon Musk outlines three main hurdles standing in the way of Twitter acquisition


Elon Musk discussed a variety of topics related to his Twitter acquisition efforts during his virtual appearance at the Qatar Economic Forum on Tuesday. Musk discussed, among other things, the three primary hurdles standing between him and his acquisition of the social media platform.

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GAC Honda begins construction of its new EV plant in Guangzhou

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Honda Motor China announced that GAC Honda Automobile began constructing its new EV plant, taking a step in establishing a suitable EV production system and capability in preparation for an increase in the number of EV models in its product lineup.

Tesla has begun offering new Gigafactory Berlin hires more pay: report


Just recently, Germany’s largest union, IG Metall, claimed that Tesla is seeing challenges in Gigafactory Berlin’s hiring efforts because the electric vehicle maker offers lower pay than its rivals in the area. According to IG Metall regional chief Birgit Dietze, Tesla’s alleged lower pay at Giga Berlin is already slowing down the company’s hiring efforts , at least based on the union’s analysis. .

GEN3 discounts all of its in-stock e-bikes to $899 in latest sale (Save $300), more in New Green Deals


Have you been holding out on picking up an e-bike for the right deal? Well, today’s discount marks one of the best we’ve seen all year long. GEN3 is marking all of its in-stock e-bikes down to $899 regardless of original price.

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Kroger announces the installation of 350 EV chargers in ten U.S. states


The Kroger Co. has announced it will increase the number of Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations at its retail locations, “underscoring its commitment to helping customers make sustainable choices.”

GM's BrightDrop Delivers First 150 Zevo 600 Electric Vans To FedEx


BrightDrop has still a long way to go as FedEx has ordered 2,500 of its Zevo 600 vans

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Tesla Model Y, Model 3 capture 1-2 punch in Cars.com’s ‘American-made’ Index


The Tesla Model Y and Tesla Model 3 captured a one-two punch in Cars.com’s “American-Made” index, marking the second straight year a Tesla has captured the award. Cars.com has compiled a list of qualifying vehicles built and bought in the United States since 2005.

Volkswagen ID. AERO is teased in design sketches, the pre-production study will be unveiled on June 27

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Volkswagen released design sketches of the ID. AERO - the first fully-electric limousine for the Chinese automobile market. The digital world premiere of the pre-production study will take place on Monday, 27 June, at 14:00 (CEST). The future production version of the ID.

New Flyer’s Xcelsior EV bus to join Washington D.C. public transportation fleet


The Washington D.C. Metro Authority announced that it would be purchasing 95 new electric buses to be incorporated into its fleet as ICE buses are phased out.

Ferrari Says All-Electric Cars Will Make Up 5% Of Its Sales In 2026


The Prancing Horse expects EVs to account for 40% of its lineup by 2030

Elon Musk outlines $44B Twitter deal status as Board urges stakeholders to approve the takeover


On Tuesday, June 21, Elon Musk outlined the three unresolved issues that need to be addressed before his $44 billion Twitter acquisition is finalized. Meanwhile, the Twitter Board filed a preliminary proxy statement urging stakeholders to approve Musk’s Twitter deal.

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Watch Ford F-150 Lightning Fully Charge Stranded Mini Cooper SE


The truck charged the city car to 100% SoC in around five and a half hours and still had more than 200 miles of remaining range

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Relativity Space’s first 3D-printed rocket arrives at launch pad


Relativity Space has shipped both stages of its first 3D-printed Terran-1 rocket to a launch pad it recently finished constructing at Florida’s Cape Canaveral Space Force Station (CCSFS), leaving the startup just a few steps away from its first orbital launch attempt.