Wed.Mar 30, 2022

Hyundai Motor Group, Aramco and KAUST collaborate on new e-fuel for novel combustion system

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Hyundai Motor Group will collaborate with the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Aramco) and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) jointly to research and develop an advanced fuel for an ultra lean-burn, spark-ignition engine that aims to lower the overall carbon dioxide emissions of a vehicle.

USPS ups its order of electric mail trucks, amid continued controversy

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The United States Postal Service (USPS) is increasing orders for electric mail trucks, amid continued criticism of conservative electrification targets for the fleet.

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Geely supporting Danish initiative on e-methanol with vehicle trials in Aalborg

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Tesla valuation should not be benchmarked against traditional automakers, top analyst says

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Tesla’s valuation ( NASDAQ: TSLA ) should not be benchmarked against traditional automakers, as it could be “misleading,” top analyst Gene Munster said.

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Modesto City Schools orders 30 Blue Bird Type D electric school buses

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Modesto City Schools in California has a{purchased} 30 Blue Bird All American Type D electric school buses.

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EV batteries should last 15 years, says former Tesla CTO Straubel

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Typically, electric vehicle battery packs are lasting longer—and for more miles—than originally intended.

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Battery start-up Theion unveils Li-S “Crystal Battery” for mobile applications

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Berlin-based Theion , a developer of lithium-sulfur cathode technology, appointed Dr. Ulrich Ehmes as CEO and announced the upcoming commercial availability of its Crystal Battery for applications, beginning with the aerospace sector.

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US-based Raven SR to build waste-to-hydrogen project in Spain

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Raven SR, a US-based renewable fuels company ( earlier post ), plans to build a waste-to-hydrogen production facility in Aragón, Spain, following the opening of its subsidiary Raven SR Iberia in Zaragoza, announced earlier this month. The Raven SR project in Aragón will produce 1,600 metric tons per year of renewable hydrogen from approximately 75 tons of organic solid waste per day. Raven SR plans to bring the modular project online in 2023.

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Tesla to soon open Supercharger network to all EV owners in the UK, says govt official

Electrek

Tesla is “within weeks or months” to open its Supercharger network to all electric vehicle owners in the United Kingdom instead of just Tesla owners, according to the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport. more….

Lotus unveils Eletre electric “Hyper-SUV”

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Lotus has unveiled the electric Lotus Eletre (formerly codenamed Type 132), the first of a new breed of pure electric SUVs.

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Tesla Model 3 driver accidentally lands on top of an ambulance, injuring 3

Teslarati

On Wednesday morning, March 30, a Tesla Model 3 driver accidentally hit the accelerator and landed on top of a Falck ambulance in San Diego’s Kearny Mesa neighborhood. Three people were injured in the incident, including the driver.

Maersk orders 110 more Volvo VNR Electric trucks for North America

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Volvo Trucks in North America has won an order for 110 Volvo VNR Electric trucks from the global logistics company Maersk. The deal adds to a previous order of 16 vehicles of the same model and marks the single largest commercial order to date for Volvo’s electric trucks.

Tesla stands alone in year-over-year growth among major automakers

Teslarati

Among the major automotive manufacturers, Tesla is the only one to realize a year-over-year growth in vehicle deliveries from March 2021 to February 2022, seeing a near doubling in sales.

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Honda tests next-generation INDYCAR internal combustion engine; full hybrid unit in 2024

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Honda gave the 2.4-liter internal combustion component of the next-generation (4 th ) NTT INDYCAR SERIES hybrid power unit its on-track debut at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

This 8-pack of rechargeable AA batteries and charger is just $24, more in New Green Deals

Electrek

One way that we can all help the environment is by stopping single-use battery disposal. More and more devices are getting built-in rechargeable batteries, but for those that still use traditional AA or AAAs, it’s time to swap those to ones that can be used over and over again.

Synhelion and INERATEC partner to produce solar fuels

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Synhelion , a developer of solar fuels, and INERATEC, a manufacturer of chemical reactor technologies, are partnering to to scale up the production of solar fuels as replacement for fossil fuels for transportation.

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Tesla shows foresight with undisclosed nickel supply deal with Vale: report

Teslarati

American electric vehicle maker Tesla has shown some remarkable foresight as it reportedly secured an undisclosed nickel supply deal with Brazilian mining firm Vale. Nickel is an essential component for the batteries of the company’s flagship vehicles, such as the Model S and the Model X.

European Energy and Port of Aalborg join forces on large-scale Power-to-X e-methanol plant

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The Danish developer of renewable energy European Energy and Denmark’s largest inland port, Port of Aalborg, signed a letter of intent that secures European Energy an option for a 25-hectare area at the Eastern Port in Aalborg, which is planned to be the location for a new electrolysis plant with a capacity of 120 MW and an associated e-methanol plant. The plant is set to be ready for use as early as 2025 and will produce 75,000 metric tons of e-methanol per year.

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Biden could use Defense Production Act for EV battery material production boost

Teslarati

President Joe Biden could use the Defense Production Act within the coming days to boost the production of materials used in electric vehicle batteries. The Defense Production Act of 1950 was used in response to the start of the Korean War, approved by the 81st United States Congress.

bp and Uber partner to drive delivery growth globally

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bp and Uber Technologies announced a new global strategic convenience delivery partnership, extending their existing local arrangements to reach more consumers across the world. Together, the partners will offer a range of convenience products, including fresh and prepared ranges, from select retail locations.

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High gas prices aren’t just pushing more e-bikes. Now electric scooter sales are soaring. Here’s why

Electrek

When gas prices started climbing the charts, we quickly saw how electric bicycle sales grew rapidly as well. With many fast and low-cost electric bikes available , commuters were switching away from gas and toward smaller electric vehicles.

VinFast to build EV and battery factory in North Carolina

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Vietnam-based VinFast and the government of North Carolina signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the establishment of VinFast’s first North American manufacturing plant. The company intends to invest up to $2 billion in the project’s phase 1.

Tesla is avoiding nickel crisis with ‘secret deals’ with Vale and other suppliers, report says

Electrek

A new report says that Tesla is avoiding the current nickel crisis through “secret deals” with suppliers, including Vale. The price of nickel has more than doubled over the last 12 months. more….

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GM to expedite Hummer EV production as reservations increase to 65,000

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General Motors (GM) is expediting Hummer EV production after receiving more than 65,000 reservations.

Possway T3 electric skateboard review: 32 mph and big ‘ol comfort wheels for $499? Sign me up!

Electrek

The $499 Possway T3 electric skateboard falls into an interesting middle ground between typical road-ready electric longboards and their beefier all-terrain electric board cousins.

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Tesla Bull Cathie Wood offloads $205M TSLA shares

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Recently, Tesla super bull Cathie Wood from Ark Invest offloaded $205 million TSLA shares. The move comes before Tesla shareholders are expected to vote on a potential stock split. . Ark is transparent with its daily transactions.

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Rolls-Royce puts all-electric Spectre through winter tests near the Arctic Circle as part of 2.5 million km testing program

Electrek

British luxury automaker Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has shared the latest update regarding its upcoming all-electric Spectre, as it has endured winter testing in Sweden in temperatures as low as -40? (-40?).

Vinfast in North Carolina, USPS ups EV order, battery recycling and the supply chain: Today’s Car News

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Vinfast wants to mass-produce EVs in the U.S. in around two years. Battery recycling looks more important than ever in light of the supply-chain issues and EV interest. And the USPS expanded its EV order, but what does that mean? This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

Waymo kicks off fully driverless rides in San Francisco, for employees only initially

Electrek

Waymo has been inching its way toward fully autonomous rides for the population of San Francisco, and this week it’s taking a big step. Starting today, Waymo is conducting fully driverless taxi rides in San Francisco. more….

Looking Through Mojo Vision’s Newest AR Contact Lens

Cars That Think

This month Mojo Vision unveiled its latest AR contact lens. Still a prototype, the device has clinical testing and further development ahead before it can apply for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval needed to sell to consumers.

Propella 9S Pro launched as lightweight urban electric bike with better parts, more power & speed

Electrek

Redmond, Washington-based electric bicycle company Propella has just launched the brand’s most up-market e-bike yet, the Propella 9S Pro. It builds upon the company’s lightweight, messenger-style e-bike design legacy, yet adds in the highest-quality parts we’ve seen yet on the brand’s e-bikes. more….

Ola strengthens UK Board with the appointment of Georgina Owens

Electric Vehicles India

Ola, one of the world’s leading mobility companies, today announced that Georgina Owens will join the Ola UK board as an Independent non-executive Director.

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In a world first, solar and wind generated 10% of power for 50 countries in 2021

Electrek

Wind and solar, the fastest-growing sources of electricity, reached a record 10% of global electricity in 50 countries in 2021, according to a report released today by independent energy think tank Ember. Overall, clean sources generated 38% of the world’s electricity in 2021, beating coal, at 36%.

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Opinion: Updating the Grid for Commercial Fleets Needs To Start Now

Clean Fleet Report

Fleet Electrification Drives the Need for Changes.

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Tesla secures big 200 MWh Megapack order for a new energy storage project in Australia

Electrek

The state of Queensland and publicly owned generator CS Energy announced a giant new 100 MW/200 MWh energy storage project, and it selected Tesla’s Megapack to power it. more…. The post Tesla secures big 200 MWh Megapack order for a new energy storage project in Australia appeared first on Electrek.

Lotus unveils its all-new all-electric hyper SUV

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Lotus reveals the Eletre electric SUV

Quick Charge Podcast: March 30, 2022

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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: March 30, 2022 appeared first on Electrek.