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Fraunhofer analysis finds battery-electric trucks have energy cost advantage over hydrogen trucks

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In a recent analysis, Fraunhofer ISI concludes that battery-electric drives will become established in heavy-duty applications in the commercial vehicle sector and that fuel cells will remain a niche application.

As Nissan overhauls its roadmap to EVs, is it cutting out gasoline engine development?

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So far, Nissan hasn’t been among the growing group of global automakers to put an end date—estimated or not—on the sale of new vehicles with internal combustion engines.

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NEO Battery Materials doubles target annual production to 240 tons for silicon anode commercial plant

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Elon Musk’s jet tracker gains FAA approval to continue tracking flights


Elon Musk’s flight-tracking rival Jack Sweeney won a small victory today after receiving approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to continue tracking the billionaire’s flights.

BNEF: electrolyzer sales more than doubled in 2021, set to grow 4-5x this year

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BloombergNEF has just published its hydrogen market outlook for the first half of 2022. Among its findings are that asnnual government funding for hydrogen has reached $16 billion per year globally, up 40% from July 2021.

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Fully electric Ram 1500 development is working from the inside out

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Stellantis last year revealed that a fully electric Ram 1500 is due in 2024. Now it’s looking inside the fold, to its most devoted Ram truck brand fans, to help decide what the priorities should be for this upcoming electric truck—with something called RamRevolution.com.

DS Automobiles unveils E-TENSE PERFORMANCE prototype as high-performance testbed for future DS production cars

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DS Automobiles, a Stellantis brand, has unveiled the E-TENSE PERFORMANCE prototype as a high-performance testbed for coming DS production designs. Since its launch in 2014, DS Automobiles has put electrification at the heart of its strategy.

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Emerging Fuels Technology introduces Maxx Jet and Maxx Diesel synthetic fuels

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Emerging Fuels Technology (EFT), a technology company focused on methods for producing synthetic fuels from feedstocks such as natural gas, flared gas, biogas, biomass, municipal solid waste, CO 2 and more, introduced its Maxx Jet and Maxx Diesel proprietary methods, which employ a unique catalyst system made for EFT by Haldor Topsoe.

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Report: Biden's "blue" states carried 76% of 2021 US EV sales

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The "blue" states that President Biden won in the 2020 election carried 76% of 2021 United States EV sales, according to a new Bloomberg report.

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EV Metals Group signs FEED Agreement for development of lithium chemicals plant in Saudi Arabia

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EV Metals Arabia, the operating subsidiary of EV Metals Group plc (EVM), has signed a Front-End Engineering Design Agreement (FEED) with Mustang and Faisal Jameel Al Hejailan Consulting Engineering Company, a subsidiary of Wood Plc, for the development of the first two processing trains for production of lithium hydroxide monohydrate (LHM) in the Lithium Chemicals Plant of the Battery Chemicals Complex in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

US electric bicycle sales tracking towards 1 million annually, global market heading to $40B with a ‘B’


Electric bicycles have been putting more new and returning riders on two wheels than ever before.

Solid-state battery startup Soelect raises $11M in Series A; including GM Ventures

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Soelect recently completed its $11-million Series A financing. Lotte Ventures teamed with GM Ventures and KTB Network to make the investment. Lotte Ventures, through a fund sponsored by Lotte Chemical, was the lead investor. We’re thrilled to have the benefit of learning from the vast capabilities of our investment partners.

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Ford CEO says company will reduce allocations to dealers charging ‘unreasonable’ markups on F-150 Lightning electric pickup


Ford CEO Jim Farley says that the company is addressing the situation where dealers are charging ‘unreasonable’ markups on the F-150 Lightning electric pickup and other vehicles.

Infinium partners with ENGIE for one of largest announced commercial-scale e-fuels plants in Europe; Reuze project

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Infinium, an electrofuels company, is partnering with ENGIE to develop a facility that will produce ultra-low carbon Infinium electrofuels at scale for the local transportation industry. The new Reuze project includes the development of one of Europe’s largest announced CO 2 conversion hubs, located in France, which will enable the conversion of hundreds of thousands of tons of CO 2 emissions from ArcelorMittal into clean electrofuels for the European market.

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Ram electric pickup, blue-state EV sales, Nissan engines and EV plans: Today’s Car News

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The “blue” states that voted for Biden buy far more EVs. Ram looks to its insiders for feedback on how its electric pickup should take form. And as Nissan ramps up its EV vision, does it see a sunset for engine development? This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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Phillips 66 and H2 Energy Europe to from JV to develop up to 250 hydrogen retail refueling stations by 2026 in Germany, Austria and Denmark

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Phillips 66 and H2 Energy Europe will develop up to 250 retail hydrogen refueling stations across Germany, Austria and Denmark by 2026 through a 50-50 joint venture between their subsidiaries, Phillips 66 Limited and H2 Energy Europe AG. The agreement is subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions. Phillips 66 Limited is a UK.-based, based, wholly owned subsidiary of Phillips 66, a diversified energy manufacturing and logistics company.

Tesla increased its income by over 100% in China for two consecutive years


Tesla China increased its income by over 100% for two consecutive years, according to the company’s most recent 10-K SEC filing. Tesla reported a revenue of $13.844 billion in the Chinese market for 2021. In 2019, Tesla posted a revenue of $2.979 billion from China and $6.662 billion in 2020. .

Tritium CEO to meet President Biden today following announcement of a new DCFC manufacturing facility in Tennessee


DC fast charging hardware and software manufacturer Tritium outlined plans for a new manufacturing facility in Lebanon, Tennessee this morning. Furthermore, all chargers produced at the new facility are expected to comply with Buy America Act provisions.

SpaceX loses dozens of new Starlink satellites to “geomagnetic storm”


SpaceX says that dozens of the 49 Starlink satellites aboard its most recent Starlink launch may have been doomed by a “geomagnetic storm” that arrived the day after. In an update published on SpaceX.com , the company revealed that “up to 40 of the [49 Starlink V1.5]

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GEN3 Flex e-bike with 40-mile range and hybrid design $1,000 ($600 off), more in New Green Deals


While many e-bikes out there sport ranges of around 20 miles, the GEN3 Flex takes things to another level with a hybrid design that allows you to ride for up to 40 miles on a single charge.

NASA awards contract to build first rocket designed to launch from Mars


NASA has selected Lockheed Martin, an American aerospace and defense company, to build the Mars Ascent Vehicle (MAV), a tiny rocket that will likely become the first to launch from another planet.

Electric hydrofoil startup Navier raises $7.2 million in seed funding to build boats in the US


Electric hydrofoil watercraft startup Navier announced a large round of seed funding to help its founders in their quest to democratize waterways by reducing operational costs for electric boat transportation.

Tesla posts jobs for Giga Berlin paint shop


Tesla recently invited people to join its paint team at Gigafactory Berlin via LinkedIn. Elon Musk has stated multiple times that Giga Berlin’s paint shop will be one of the most technologically advanced in the world. Tesla posted several job openings at Giga Berlin’s paint shop.

Nikola Motors (NKLA) loses its whole supply chain leadership, puts hiring freeze as situation looks dire


Nikola Motors (NKLA) has lost almost its entire supply chain leadership over the last few months as the situation at the company is starting to look dire. Sources familiar with the matter say that the company put a hiring freeze in place for now.

Tesla’s now-defunct rolling stop feature called out by U.S. lawmakers for ever existing


Tesla’s “rolling stop” feature was a hot topic in the automotive circuit last week. Now that it is officially removed from all Tesla vehicles, two U.S.

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President Biden finally acknowledges Tesla as ‘America’s largest EV maker,’ calming Elon Musk fans


In new comments about US manufacturing, President Biden finally acknowledged Tesla as “America’s largest electric vehicle manufacturer,” calming Elon Musk fans who have been raising a big stink for months about the administration overlooking Tesla.

President Joe Biden finally says the word ‘Tesla’


President Joe Biden has finally uttered the word “Tesla” in a speech, recognizing the company as the country’s “largest electric vehicle manufacturer.” ” Since Biden’s Presidency began in 2021, he has recognized the U.S.’

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CATL continues reign as the world’s largest EV battery manufacturer for a fifth straight year


New data from a South Korean research firm shows that EV battery manufacturer CATL is once against the largest in the world by installed battery capacity. The company saw growth over 165% compared to 2020 and holds the title of world’s largest battery manufacturer for the fifth year in a row.

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Ford begins shipping all-electric E-Transit, beginning fulfillment of over 10,000 units


Ford Motor Company announced today that it has successfully started shipping its brand new all-electric E-Transit van to customers, working to fulfill the over 10,000 orders the automaker has to for the vehicle.

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Jeep’s new off-road electric scooter for adults unveiled today, showcasing partnership with Razor


Jeep has a new electric scooter known as the RX200 heading your way soon, expanding the brand’s presence on two wheels. But just like with Jeep’s electric bicycle project , it didn’t go it alone.

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GM tells suppliers it plans to increase production on EVs by more than six-times


General Motors told its suppliers that it plans to increase the production of its electric trucks and the Cadillac Lyriq SUV by more than six times in an attempt to keep pace with industry leaders.

First 10,000 Ford Pro E-Transit deliveries begin as Ford looks for ways to increase production in Kansas City


Ford today announced that the first deliveries of its E-Transit work van were beginning to the over 300 customers who already had more than 10,000 total orders placed. Ford said it “is now working on ways to increase E-Transit production.”

Australia’s Tritium DCFC to build electric vehicle charger production plant in Tennessee


Australia’s Tritium DCFC ( NASDAQ: DCFC ) has officially announced plans to expand its footprint of American manufacturing with a new facility in Lebanon, Tennessee that will house up to six production lines for the company’s DC fast chargers.

The world’s most extreme 35 MPH electric surfboard just got… even more extreme!


Swedish electric surfboard company Awake has spent several years enjoying elite status in its industry, known for creating the most extreme electric surfboards that money can buy.

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SpaceX wins launch contracts for three more Launcher space tugs


Startup ‘Launcher Space’ has chosen SpaceX to launch at least three more ‘Orbiter’ space tugs, meaning that the company will have a payload on every dedicated SpaceX rideshare launch planned from Q4 2022 to the end of 2023.

Michigan will get a new graphite processing factory to support US EV battery production


Graphex Technologies has entered into an exclusive non-binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) to form a joint venture with Emerald Energy Solutions to construct and operate a graphite processing facility in Michigan.

Volvo to adopt “Tesla style” megacasts for its next-gen electric vehicles


The use of Giga Presses may be considered futile and ill-conceived by Tesla skeptics, but it appears that some veteran automakers are currently preparing to adopt the technology for their next generation electric vehicles.

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