Fri.Apr 29, 2022

Michigan State University deploys full-size autonomous electric bus

Green Car Congress

Michigan State University officially has deployed its full-size autonomous electric bus ( earlier post ) and is accepting passengers on the 2.5-mile campus route. The autonomous bus is one of the largest of its kind to be deployed on US roadways to date.

States and environmental groups sue USPS over gasoline mail delivery trucks

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A coalition of environmental groups and over a dozen states filed lawsuits Thursday against the United States Postal Service (USPS) over plans to replace mail trucks with a majority-gasoline fleet.

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EIA: China processed record amounts of crude oil in 2021 but exported less gasoline and diesel

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China processed record amounts of crude oil in 2021 to meet rising domestic consumption of petroleum products, according to analysis by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

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SpaceX smashes Falcon 9 booster turnaround record

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SpaceX has successfully launched and landed the same Falcon 9 booster twice in three weeks, smashing the current record for orbital-class rocket turnaround.

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Volkswagen Group and bp launch strategic partnership for rapid roll-out of EV fast charging in Europe

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Volkswagen and bp have launched a strategic partnership that will boost the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) across Europe, unveiling their first charger in Dusseldorf, Germany.

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VW-BP project will add thousands of space-saving "Flexpole" urban fast-chargers in Europe

Green Car Reports

Volkswagen and oil giant BP on Thursday announced a partnership to install up to 8,000 urban charging stations across Europe by 2024.

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IVECO and Eni to explore cooperation on sustainable mobility of commercial vehicles

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IVECO, a brand of Iveco Group N.V. and Eni signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) to explore potential cooperation on sustainable mobility initiatives in the commercial vehicle sector in Europe and accelerate the decarbonization of transport.

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Plug Power, Olin JV to produce green hydrogen in 15 ton per day plant in Louisiana

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Olin Corporation, a leading vertically integrated chlor alkali producer and marketer, and Plug Power Inc., a leading provider of turnkey hydrogen solutions, intend to create a joint venture (JV) to produce and market green hydrogen to support growing fuel cell demand in the global hydrogen economy.

Tesla sends Powerwalls to power medical clinics in Ukraine

Electrek

Tesla has sent some Powerwalls to Ukraine in order to help power some “ambulant clinics” in Irpin and Borodyanka. Power has been unreliable since the Russian invasion – making battery packs like Powerwalls super useful. more….

Untether AI and GM to develop next-generation autonomous vehicle perception systems; “at-memory computation”

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Untether AI , a developer of at-memory computation for artificial intelligence (AI) inference acceleration, announced a collaboration with General Motors, supported by the Government of Ontario through the Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network (OVIN), to accelerate the development of next-generation artificial intelligence perception systems for autonomous vehicles. More than 90% of the power consumption in AI workloads is from the movement of data, according to Untether AI.

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VW Flexpole charging, USPS gas-truck opposition builds, first-gen Kia Niro EV lives on: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

A “Flexpole” fast-charger is at the center of a push for more charging in Europe from VW and BP. With a second-generation Kia Niro EV arriving in months, Kia sees a reason to keep making the first-gen Niro EV. And states and environmental groups ally in a suit against the USPS.

ABB E-mobility to supply its full portfolio of charging solutions to Shell under new GFA

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ABB E-mobility has signed a new global framework agreement with Shell to supply ABB’s end-to-end portfolio of AC and DC charging stations.

Elon Musk’s Twitter buyout pitch included cost-cutting measures: report

Teslarati

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is reportedly looking to implement a number of key changes on Twitter once his acquisition of the social media company is complete. These include cost-saving measures, as well as the appointment of a new chief executive.

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FreeWire Technologies raises $125M in Series D; battery-integrated ultrafast EV charging stations

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FreeWire Technologies, a developer of ultrafast electric vehicle (EV) charging and energy management solutions, raised $125 million in new capital. The financing consists of a Senior Convertible Note provided exclusively by funds and accounts managed by BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.

Tesla is now more profitable than Ford and GM despite selling far less vehicles in Q1

Teslarati

Tesla may be the rising star of America’s automotive sector, but for the longest time, Detroit giants General Motors and Ford have held significant advantages over their younger rival.

JAEA and MHI begin hydrogen production demo project using High Temperature Engineering Test Reactor (HTTR)

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The Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), a national research and development agency, and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Volkswagen reportedly considering a second US production site plus new battery cell plant

Electrek

According to a recent report out of Germany, Volkswagen is flirting with the idea of opening a second US production facility, possibly in Chattanooga, TN, where its current footprint is.

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Amazon joins Ford in reporting significant losses from Rivian investment

Teslarati

E-commerce giant Amazon joined Detroit-based automaker Ford in reporting significant losses from an investment in electric vehicle startup Rivian, as the company’s stock tanked from all-time-highs it reached around its IPO. Amazon reported during its Earnings Call on Thursday that it lost $7.6

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Tesla reduces price of home chargers after removing the one included with new vehicles

Electrek

Tesla has reduced prices on its two home chargers after removing the one included with new vehicles being delivered. The automaker also added the chargers to its online configurator to remind new buyers to get one. more….

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The best electric cars of 2022 | EVBox

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EVs are popular for a reason: beyond emitting low or even no CO2, they also cost less to maintain and charge , and provide an enjoyable driving experience.

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Rad Power Bikes RadExpand 5 review: Here’s what’s hidden in Rad’s new fat tire folding electric bike

Electrek

When the RadExpand 5 was first unveiled , I was surprised to see the company go in this direction and replace the RadMini with a new model.

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Volkswagen partners with bp for EV fast charging rollout in Europe

Teslarati

Volkswagen will partner with bp to launch a strategic partnership to roll out up to 4,000 fast-charging electric vehicle charge points in Germany and the United Kingdom within the next two years.

Tesla issues ‘over-the-air recall’ on 48K Model 3 Performance vehicles over problem with ‘track mode’

Electrek

Tesla has issued another “over-the-air recall,” and this time it’s on more than 48,000 Model 3 Performance vehicles over a problem with “track mode.”. more….

Sen. Joe Manchin blasts EV tax credit expansion, calls for hydrogen development

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West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin blasted a potential expansion of the electric vehicle (EV) tax credit on Thursday, while also calling for the development of the hydrogen sector to decarbonize the transportation industry.

Elon Musk sold $4 billion worth of Tesla (TSLA) shares, but he says he is done

Electrek

Elon Musk confirmed that he sold about $4 billion worth of Tesla (TSLA) shares over the last few days, which sent the automaker’s stock spiraling down, but now he says he is done selling Tesla stocks. more….

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Elon Musk sells $8.5bn in Tesla shares following Twitter acquisition

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk sold $8.5 billion worth of his electric automotive company’s stock following his acquisition of social media platform Twitter this week. Filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission reveal Musk sold around $3.3

Segway’s F25 electric scooter lets you travel eco-friendly at $480, more in New Green Deals

Electrek

Are your summer around-town travels under 12 miles round trip? Honestly, most corner store trips or even rides to work fit within that range.

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Tesla’s Track Mode “recall” for the Model 3 Performance extends to the US

Teslarati

Following an announcement from China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a recall for over 48,000 Tesla Model 3 Performance in the United States.

Podcast: Elon sells TSLA to buy Twitter, Electric Corvette, F-150 Lightning production, and more

Electrek

This week on the Electrek Podcast , we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy. This week, we discuss Elon Musk selling Tesla (TSLA) shares to buy Twitter, GM announcing an electric Corvette, Ford starting F-150 Lightning production, and more.

Tesla China to fix Model 3 Performance Track Mode issue through OTA update

Teslarati

China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) has announced that Tesla will recall over 14,000 Tesla Model 3 Performance units over a fault in the vehicles’ speed units when Track Mode is engaged. The issue would be addressed through a free over-the-air (OTA) update.

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DEUS Vayanne joins EV hyper car niche

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Newcomer DEUS launches 2200bhp all-electric Vayanne

Tesla Powerwalls to power clinics in war-ravaged Irpin and Borodyanka in Ukraine

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Ukraine Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov recently revealed that Tesla Powerwalls will be used with solar energy to power two ambulant clinics in the country. The clinics are located in Irpin and Borodyanka. .

Clinics In Ukrainian Towns Received Free Tesla Powerwalls, Solar Panels

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Powerwalls will be set up for clinics in the towns of Borodyanka and Irpin, both located near the capital Kyiv

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A Quantum of Sensing—Atomic Scale Bolsters New Sensor Boom

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Imagine sensors that can detect the magnetic fields of thoughts, help lunar rovers detect oxygen in moon rocks, or listen to radio waves from dark matter.

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Tata Avinya Concept Envisions New Breed Of EVs Arriving By 2025

InsideEVs

As shocking as it may sound, Tata's Avinya Concept lacks an infotainment screen, replacing it with a sound bar

The time has come to get off petroleum

Plug in America

The Global EV Drivers’ Alliance, comprised of EV driver associations in nearly 40 countries around the world, including Plug In America, has released the following statement: We need to speak the truth. The Russian war against Ukraine is being paid for by exports of oil and gas, just like all of Putin’s previous wars. If everybody in our countries drove electric vehicles and their electricity came from renewables, this war would probably not be happening.

GM's Mary Barra To Tie Compensation Packages To EV Goals

InsideEVs

In the past, it wasn't abnormal for legacy automakers to "anti-sell" EVs, but Barra has plans to take a leap in the opposite direction

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