Tue.May 30, 2023

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ONGC: Russia’s Sakhalin-1 oil output at 200,000 bpd

Green Car Congress

India’s state-run Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) said that oil output from the Sakhalin-1 project in Russia has returned to a plateau level of 190,000 - 200,000 barrels per day (bpd) from zero. Sakhalin-1 produced an average of 227,000 bpd in 2021. Following the onset of sanctions against Russia due to the war in Ukraine, Russia seized the Sakahlin-1 asset and ExxonMobil, the operator, exited Russia.

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Dealerships plan to spend $5.5B in EV infrastructure

Green Car Reports

Franchise dealerships anticipate spending $5.5 billion on new infrastructure to sell EVs, according to the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), a car dealer trade group. The estimate is "based on available data from a selection of brands," according to an NADA press release. Some automakers have asked dealerships to invest in chargers.

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H2X Global secures second contract from Renova AB for hydrogen fuel cell trucks for Gothenburg

Green Car Congress

H2X Global has been awarded a contract valued at up to 240 million Swedish Kronor ($US22.9 million) to supply hydrogen fuel-cell trucks for the city of Gothenburg, Sweden. Upon completion, this contract will establish the largest fleet of its kind in Sweden. The award, received by H2X Global’s subsidiary H2X Gothenburg AB, comes from a second public tender released in December 2022.

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EV startup Aehra plans to emphasize efficiency, battery repairability

Green Car Reports

There is no shortage of EV startups looking to challenge established automakers, but Milan-based Aehra is taking a different approach. Aehra unveiled its first model, an SUV, last October, plans to unveil a sedan in June, and aims to start deliveries of both in 2025 in markets potentially including North America, Europe, China, and the Middle.

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

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Antwerp Terminal Services (ATS) and CMB.TECH launch hydrogen dual fuel straddle carrier

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Antwerp Terminal Services (ATS), a joint venture between MSC PSA Europe Terminal (MPET) and PSA Antwerp (PSAA), recently launched the first hydrogen dual-fuel straddle carrier in the Port of Antwerp. Using H 2 dual fuel combustion engine technology developed by cleantech company CMB.TECH and integrated into a straddle carrier with the support of ATS, the machine runs on a mix of hydrogen and diesel.

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Tesla Cybertruck manufacturing job openings are ramping at Giga Texas

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A look at Tesla’s Careers page suggests that the electric vehicle maker is definitely setting the stage for the mass production of the Cybertruck. CEO Elon Musk has noted that the highly-anticipated all-electric pickup truck would start production sometime this year. As could be seen on Tesla’s Careers page, the number of job openings related to the Cybertruck at Gigafactory Texas has increased.

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Tesla Solar Roof is a ‘revolutionary product,’ says builder of massive 50 kW project

Electrek

A homebuilder working on a Tesla Solar Roof project on a huge new home called the product “revolutionary.” It looks like Tesla’s Solar Roof still has legs despite a rough start. more… The post Tesla Solar Roof is a ‘revolutionary product,’ says builder of massive 50 kW project appeared first on Electrek.

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Li-S Energy achieves 45% increase in volumetric energy density to 540 Wh/l with new semi-solid-state Li-sulfur battery

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Australian battery technology company Li-S Energy recently announced the development of its first 20-layer battery cells utilizing third-generation (GEN3) semi-solid-state lithium-sulfur battery technology. Key benefits Li-S Energy’s GEN3 lithium-sulfur battery cell include: a 45% improvement in volumetric energy density, reaching 540Wh/l; higher gravimetric energy density of more than 400Wh/kg; and enhanced safety with the use of a low flammability electrolyte.

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NIO gathers nearly 30K pre-orders for its new ES6 in 3 days

Electrek

After launching the second-generation ES6 last week, new data shows NIO (NIO) collected nearly 30,000 pre-orders after three days on the market. more… The post NIO gathers nearly 30K pre-orders for its new ES6 in 3 days appeared first on Electrek.

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Eni and RINA partner to accelerate the energy transition and decarbonization of maritime transport; focus on HVO and other energy carriers

Green Car Congress

RINA, an international company specializing in inspection, certification and engineering consultancy, and Eni have signed an agreement jointly to develop initiatives that can contribute to the energy transition and decarbonization of their respective operations and particularly maritime transport, where RINA and Eni can benefit from each other’s expertise.

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

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Tesla tire safety comes into focus in new update

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Tesla has added a new feature in its most recent update that relates to tire safety, specifically tracking the mileage on your rubber and notifying you of when it might be time for a fresh set. Tires are arguably the most important part of vehicle safety in the sense that without properly fitting rubber or overworn tires, your car won’t operate to its best ability, nor will you or other occupants be able to have peace of mind when traveling, even in the most ideal conditions.

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Blue Bird Expands Production Capacity for Electric School Buses to Meet Increasing Demand

Electric Cars Report

Blue Bird Corporation, the leader in electric and low-emission school buses, has opened its Electric Vehicle (EV) Build-up Center on the grounds of the company’s main U.S. manufacturing plant in Fort Valley, Ga. Blue Bird transformed a nearly 40,000 sq.ft. facility to meet increasing demand for electric school buses. The opening marks an important milestone […] The post Blue Bird Expands Production Capacity for Electric School Buses to Meet Increasing Demand appeared first on Electric Cars

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Tesla China sees 12,800 insurance registrations in May’s fourth week

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It appears that Tesla China is on track to achieve another strong quarter. As per local industry watchers, the American electric vehicle maker appears to have seen 12,800 insurance registrations in the fourth week of May, a 25% increase from the previous week. Tesla’s estimated results for May’s fourth week are impressive, especially considering that the third week, which saw 10,200 insurance registrations, was already quite notable.

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Tesla driver claims she crashed into a tree on ‘self-driving mode’

Electrek

A Tesla driver in Michigan claimed that her car was in “self-driving mode” when she crashed into a tree. As usual, it is important to take these claims with a grain of salt until the data is collected. more… The post Tesla driver claims she crashed into a tree on ‘self-driving mode’ 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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Startup plans first EV designed and engineered in Africa

Green Car Reports

Startup Atlas E-Mobility Group on Thursday announced plans to launch what it claims will be the first EV designed and engineered in Africa. Headquartered in London, but with development and production facilities in Morocco, Atlas aims to start producing vehicles in 2026, initially for Africa, Europe, and the Middle East, with a wider release in.

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Porsche releases a ‘sporty’ electric motorbike, but there’s a catch

Electrek

When it comes to motorbikes, there’s simply no comparison. Electric motorcycles and scooters crush their combustion engine-powered cousins in performance. The instantaneous torque and immediate power delivery makes for a more thrilling ride, while the lack of exhaust noise or smell (as well as significantly reduced maintenance and ownership costs) make their use more enjoyable.

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Tesla Model Y Rules Supreme In Europe! (Europe EV Sales Report)

CleanTechnica EVs

Tesla continues to be the best selling brand in Europe, but Volkswagen is recovering Some 197,000 plugin vehicles were registered in April in Europe — which is +25% year over year (YoY).

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Tesla is opening a flagship store in Thailand: report

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Tesla is set to open a flagship store in Bangkok, Thailand, as early as June. The five-floor facility, which includes a showroom, a service center, a parts warehouse, and fast-charging stations, will be located in a mall in eastern Bangkok. The site previously hosted a showroom for Toyota, as per local reports. Kenichi Shimomura, principal at Roland Berger, noted that Thailand could be a test of sorts for Tesla as the company attempts to break into the Southeast Asian automotive market. “

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Freewire CEO commends Ford and Tesla, vows to add NACS connectors to its chargers

Electrek

Less than a week after American automotive powerhouses Tesla and Ford announced a partnership to integrate the former’s North American Charging Standard (NACS) plug on the latter’s EVs, unique charging network Freewire has come out in support of the expansion and has vowed to add the connectors to its own chargers. more… The post Freewire CEO commends Ford and Tesla, vows to add NACS connectors to its chargers appeared first on Electrek.

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Rivian Tank Turn update, Kia EV6 Light returns, EVs from Africa and Italy: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Rivian Tank Turn isn’t going to happen. Dealerships are spending big on EV infrastructure when you add it all up. Italy’s Aehra is building battery repairability into its EV. Africa has its first EV maker with global ambition. And the affordable Kia EV6 Light returns. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. The base 2023 Kia EV6.

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Clean energy investment is now nearly 2x that of fossil fuels – here’s why

Electrek

For every $1 spent on fossil fuels globally, there’s now a $1.70 investment in clean energy – yet five years ago, the ratio was 1:1, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). more… The post Clean energy investment is now nearly 2x that of fossil fuels – here’s why appeared first on Electrek.

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Lordstown Endurance pickup truck sees shockingly low EPA range estimate

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The Lordstown Endurance all-electric pickup truck’s range estimate from the EPA has been released, and it is surprisingly low. Despite the vehicle being equipped with a pretty hefty 109-kWh battery pack, the Endurance has been listed with a very conservative 174 miles of combined EPA range. A look at the Endurance’s page on fueleconomy.gov would show that the vehicle only boasts 48 MPGe.

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Faraday Future starts shipping FF91 with many buzzwords and a $309k price

Electrek

After starting production in March , Faraday Future has finally launched its FF91 EV, with an eye-watering $309k first-edition starting price with deliveries starting tomorrow, May 31. more… The post Faraday Future starts shipping FF91 with many buzzwords and a $309k price appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk meets with Chinese Foreign Minister during China visit

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True to recent reports, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has arrived in China. And as per a recent statement from the Chinese Foreign Ministry, one of the first things that Musk did upon arriving in the country was meet with Foreign Minister Qin Gang in Beijing. The Chinese Foreign Ministry posted a summary of the CEO and official’s meeting. As per the ministry, Gang made it a point to highlight that modernization would create unprecedented growth potential and market demand.

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Kia EV9n to feature 800V ultra-fast charging and up to 541km of range

Electric Cars Report

Kia’s all-new EV9 is an all-electric SUV designed and built for modern lifestyles in the electrified era. As the company’s first three-row electric flagship SUV, the spacious and striking EV9 is a rugged, sophisticated, and technologically advanced electric vehicle. Available as a six- or seven-seater, it combines bold styling, premium versatility, multifaceted connectivity, and Kia’s […] The post Kia EV9n to feature 800V ultra-fast charging and up to 541km of range appeared first on Elect

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GM Launches New “Envolve” Brand To Serve Business & Fleet EV Customers

CleanTechnica EVs

A recent announcement from GM shows us not only something the company is going to do to better serve business and fleet customers, but also shows us an emerging industry trend. First, let’s go through GM’s announcement and then discuss its wider implications.

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Here’s why sheep grazing on this Ohio solar farm is a no-brainer

Electrek

Up to 200 sheep will be grazing at Oberlin College’s 2.7 megawatt (MW) solar farm this summer, ending the need for mowing – and creating a lot of other wins as well. more… The post Here’s why sheep grazing on this Ohio solar farm is a no-brainer appeared first on Electrek.

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To Apply, Or Not? EPA’s New Clean School Bus Grant Program, Deciphered

CleanTechnica EVs

In general, I love the arms-wide-open, let’s-include-everyone approach to things, whether it’s a social gathering at my house, or a funding program for electric school buses (ESBs).

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VW’s Scout hires key RAM, Jeep designer to lead rugged electric truck and SUV efforts

Electrek

The re-emergence of Scout Motors in the electric era just became significantly more interesting. On Tuesday, Scout revealed it hired Chris Benjamin, a key Stellantis designer who crafted the interior style of some of the latest Jeep and Ram models, to lead the design of its rugged, all-purpose electric truck and SUV. more… The post VW’s Scout hires key RAM, Jeep designer to lead rugged electric truck and SUV efforts appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla’s Musk meeting with China brass ‘key point’ with ongoing EV price wars

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Tesla ( NASDAQ: TSLA ) CEO Elon Musk landed in China earlier this week to discuss a variety of topics with government brass, and analysts see it as a “key point” of the automaker as the ongoing EV price war continues. A new note from Wedbush lead analyst Dan Ives notes that Musk has not visited China in three years. But the implications of the potential meeting between Musk and government officials hold significant value moving forward as the automaker attempts to fend off domestic competition.

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A new Range Rover electric SUV is coming to rival the Porsche Macan EV

Electrek

British luxury automaker Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is transforming its lineup amid the industry’s shift to electric vehicles. Its latest plans include an electric successor to the Range Rover Velar, a stylish and functional rival to the upcoming Porsche Macan EV. more… The post A new Range Rover electric SUV is coming to rival the Porsche Macan EV appeared first on Electrek.

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Fisker & Circle K Show Us That EV Charging & Battery Swapping Continue To Compete

CleanTechnica EVs

Battery swapping and DC fast charging are two distinct methods for addressing the charging needs of electric vehicles (EVs). Each method has its own advantages, offering unique solutions to overcome challenges in the EV ecosystem. Battery swapping involves replacing an EV’s depleted battery with a fully charged one.

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Elon Musk is in China, sparking rumors of Tesla FSD Beta and new Model 3

Electrek

Elon Musk is in China meeting with government officials, and Tesla CEO’s visit is sparking rumors of a FSD Beta release in China and of the new Model 3. more… The post Elon Musk is in China, sparking rumors of Tesla FSD Beta and new Model 3 appeared first on Electrek.

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ARC Ride Launches The Corbett Electric Motorbike & Automated Battery Swap Stations in Nairobi

CleanTechnica EVs

ARC Ride designs and builds electric vehicles, as well as runs a battery-as-a-service business in Nairobi, Kenya. ARC Ride wants to be the leading Battery-as-a-Service (BaaS) infrastructure provider for electric 2- and 3-wheel vehicles across Africa.

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