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Toyota and Woven Planet develop portable hydrogen cartridge prototype

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Toyota Motor and its subsidiary, Woven Planet Holdings have developed a working prototype of its portable hydrogen cartridge. This cartridge design will facilitate the everyday transport and supply of hydrogen energy to power a broad range of daily life applications in and outside of the home.

Chevy Bolt EV price cut, wireless charging demand, E15 and gas prices: Today’s Car News

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The Bolt EV gets a price drop. The Biden administration may be letting more ethanol out to fuel pumps. Volvo EV interfaces will get snappier. And the company most invested in wireless charging claims that customers want it as an option. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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BNEF: net-zero road transport by 2050 still possible, but big push needed

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The road transport sector could still reach net-zero emissions by 2050 through electrification, but urgent action would be required from policymakers and industry participants, according to research company BloombergNEF’s (BNEF) latest annual Long-Term Electric Vehicle Outlook (EVO).

Survey finds EV shoppers want wireless charging as an option

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Wireless charging firm WiTricity claims most EV shoppers want wireless charging as an option, and it has survey data to prove it.

Converted hydrogen fuel cell refuse vehicle on trial in Ruhr region as part of HECTOR

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The Abfallentsorgungs-Gesellschaft Ruhrgebiet mbH ( AGR ), a waste management company in Herten, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, has put a converted DAF CF 340 hydrogen fuel cell truck into operation as part of the EU-funded HECTOR (Hydrogen Waste Collection Vehicles in North West Europe) project.

Food vs. fuel: Biden reportedly chooses ethanol interests, amid claim they can cut gas prices

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Lobbyists have been pressuring the Biden administration to add more ethanol to the nation's gasoline supply to cut gas prices. And while doing so has been a complicated and fraught decision for the administration, it appears those interests have won.

Allison Transmission to present new fully electric axle for fire and rescue vehicles at Interschutz 2022

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Allison Transmission is introducing its new electric axle, Allison eGen Power, for fire and rescue vehicles at Interschutz 2022 (20 – 25 June) in Hanover.

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Orange EV unveils 3rd generation electric yard truck: e-TRIEVER

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Orange EV announced the new e-TRIEVER brand for its Model Year 2022 all-electric terminal trucks. The e-TRIEVER builds upon the T-Series’ foundation while continuing Orange EV’s commitment to innovation and delivering trucks that meet the demanding needs of heavy-duty, goods movement operations.

U.S. Postal Service to consider a larger number of EVs in its fleet


The United States Postal Service announced on Wednesday it would soon publish a report to supplement its Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) related to its adoption of electric vehicles for its fleet.

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Buick commits to all-electric portfolio by end of decade; unveils Wildcat EV concept

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Buick is committing to an all-electric portfolio by the end of the decade. In support of General Motors’ vision of a zero-emissions, all-electric future, Buick will bring its first electric vehicle to market for North America in 2024.

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Construction officially starts on the largest wind farm in Australia


Construction has started on the 1,026-megawatt (MW) MacIntyre Wind Precinct , the largest wind farm to ever be built in Australia. It’s also one of the largest wind farms in the southern hemisphere. more….

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2023 Toyota Corolla offers four new hybrid models with new AWD available; first Corolla Cross Hybrid

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Toyota is expanding its 2023 Corolla lineup with four new Hybrid grades, including a more powerful hybrid system and available all-wheel drive. Toyota is also expanding its Corolla Cross family with the first hybrid model in that lineup. Corolla Hybrid.

Toyota unveils home battery pack to compete with Tesla Powerwall


Toyota has unveiled a new home battery pack to provide residential backup – a product that is going to compete with Tesla Powerwall. more…. The post Toyota unveils home battery pack to compete with Tesla Powerwall appeared first on Electrek.

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Large differences among the recent increases in the cost of powering gasoline, diesel, and electric vehicles

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by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. This post examines the recent changes in the costs of powering gasoline, diesel, and electric vehicles. The expectation was that the cost of electricity had recently increased much less than the costs of gasoline and diesel. The reason is that, in the United States, oil is used to generate less than 1% of electricity.

Elon Musk says Tesla may have a working humanoid robot prototype by Sept 30


Elon Musk announced that Tesla might have a working prototype of Tesla Bot , also known as Optimus, Tesla’s humanoid robot, by September 30 – the end of the third quarter of 2022. more…. The post Elon Musk says Tesla may have a working humanoid robot prototype by Sept 30 appeared first on Electrek.

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BNL-led team finds electrolyte additive enables stable high-voltage cycling of nickel-rich layered cathodes

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A team of researchers led by chemists at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory has shown that using an appropriate amount of lithium difluorophosphate in a common commercial electrolyte enables stable cycling of nickel-rich layered cathode materials with an ultra-high cut-off voltage of 4.8?V.

Colorado commits $65 million to electric school buses


Colorado Governor Jared Polis has signed into law SB 193 , an air-quality bill which among other things creates a $65 million grant program for electric school buses in the state. more…. The post Colorado commits $65 million to electric school buses appeared first on Electrek.

Renault Group and Managem Group sign agreement for sustainable supply of Moroccan cobalt

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Renault Group and Managem Group , a Moroccan player in the mining and hydrometallurgy sector, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) aimed at securing the supply of low-carbon and responsible cobalt sulfate for electric batteries. Under the terms of the agreement, Managem Group will supply 5,000 tonnes of cobalt sulfate per year for a period of 7 years, with first delivery in 2025.

Ford invests $1.5 billion in building an “all-new commercial electric vehicle” in Ohio


Ford announced today a new $1.5 billion investment in building an “all-new commercial electric vehicle” in Ohio. more…. The post Ford invests $1.5 billion in building an “all-new commercial electric vehicle” in Ohio appeared first on Electrek.

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DOE to award $59M to expand biofuels production and decarbonize transportation sector

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced $59 million to accelerate the production of biofuels and bioproducts to reduce emissions in hard-to-decarbonize sectors. ( DE-FOA-0002638 ) Marine and aviation sectors require higher energy densities to avoid frequent stops to refuel for long flights, international shipping routes, and cross-country rail routes, making these industries hard to decarbonize.

Fortnite creator bringing sharper interfaces to upcoming Volvo EVs, starting with flagship model

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The next generation of Volvo electric cars will get sharper infotainment interfaces from an unorthodox source. Volvo announced Wednesday that it will partner with Epic Games—the studio behind "Fortnite"—to use Epic's Unreal Engine in upcoming cars.

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Qmerit launches turnkey EV charging solution for commercial properties

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Qmerit, the leading provider of implementation solutions for EV charging and other electrification technologies, has launched turnkey EV charging solutions for commercial properties. From start to finish, these solutions simplify EV charging implementation at commercial sites including workplaces, multifamily residential facilities and hospitality venues.

Tesla Cybertruck gets another crazy camping mod perfect for the outdoors


The Tesla Cybertruck has attracted yet another crazy third-party modification from company Space Campers, which developed a “wedge-style” camper perfect for the great outdoors.

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Quick Charge Podcast: June 2, 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 2, 2022 appeared first on Electrek.

SpaceX making good progress towards Super Heavy static fire campaign


SpaceX appears to be making great progress towards the start of its first full Super Heavy static fire campaign, building upon extensive Starship testing and a single booster static fire completed in July 2021.

Rimac raises $536 million to accelerate its role as high-performance electric component supplier


Rimac announced that it closed a EUR 500 million ($536 million USD) round of funding to accelerate its new role as a high-performance electric component supplier. more….

Ford delivers 201 F-150 Lightning units as it highlights 221% increase in EV sales


Ford Motor Company announced it delivered 201 units of the new F-150 Lightning all-electric pickup in May, highlighting a substantial 221.5 percent increase in EV sales compared to the same month in 2021.

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Momentum Voya E+ 3 electric commuter bike review: Can Giant’s fancy e-bike compete at this price?


When Giant’s new “lifestyle-inspired” electric bike sub-brand Momentum unveiled the Voya E+ 3, it did so at a positively mid-range price of $2,400. That brought it in below the fancier mid-drive e-bikes in most bike shops but well above the value-oriented direct to consumer e-bikes.

Elon Musk’s remote work stoppage at Tesla prompts harsh reaction from German union


Elon Musk sent a series of emails to Tesla employees and executives on Tuesday describing a termination of “work from home” policies, which brought on a wide range of reactions.

BMW unveils iX1, its new entry-level electric car


BMW unveiled today its next-generation X1, its entry-level vehicle, and introduced an all-electric version, the BMW iX1, for the first time. It should become BMW’s cheapest electric vehicle. more…. The post BMW unveils iX1, its new entry-level electric car appeared first on Electrek.

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Ford announces $3.7bn investment into EV and ICE projects, 6,200 new UAW jobs


Ford Motor Company announced today it would invest $3.7 billion into the development of new electric and combustion engine vehicle projects, including new versions of the gas-powered Mustang and Ranger pickup.

SKIL’s 22-inch cordless hedge trimmer sees first discount to $99, more in New Green Deals


Get your yard ready for summer visitors by picking up that requires no gas, oil, or even extension cord to function. Shipping with a 2Ah battery, you’ll be able to trim your hedges and tidy up your home’s curb appeal before company arrives later this summer.

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EV News:  June’s jumping

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Blazer, Genesis, Renault, even the VW Scout! Genesis GV60 crossover. Genesis EV Hyundai luxury coming up The company is launching the GV60, a crossover SUV that represents its first foray into electric vehicles (EVs). 3-wheeled EVs $500 and it works?

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Ukrainian Volunteers Use 3D Printers to Save Lives

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One month into the Russian invasion of Ukraine, a group of more than 100 makers from all over Ukraine manufactured and supplied a number of 3D-printed products to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Territorial Defense Force, and the Air Forces.

2024 Porsche Macan EV Spied Again With Better Look At Its Interior


Among the prototypes photographed, we can also see two different front bumper designs

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Mercedes-Benz USA announces EQB SUV pricing and packaging structures

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The Mercedes-Benz EQB SUV is the highly anticipated all-new, fully electric addition to the Mercedes-EQ lineup. A durable and practical SUV with powerful proportions yet compact dimensions, the EQB provides a generous amount of space for up to seven passengers with an optional third row.

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Scout Electric SUV And Pickup Teased By VW Speculatively Rendered


The Scout brand is coming back with these two electric vehicles specifically designed to boost VW’s US presence in the segments

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