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DOE to award up to $30M for direct air and ocean capture of CO2; conversion to fuels and chemicals

Green Car Congress

The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) announced up to $30 million in funding ( DE-FOA-0002614 ) for research and development (R&D) projects to advance carbon dioxide removal (CDR) approaches that will reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide by capturing it directly from both the atmosphere and oceans and converting it into valuable products such as fuels and chemicals.

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$10,000 EV, 53-mpg Niro Hybrid, reviews of Outlander PHEV, Q4 E-Tron, EQS SUV: The Week in Reverse

Green Car Reports

Which new electric pickup is being made but can’t yet be delivered? Which automaker released an adapter that will allow it to use the vast majority of U.S. fast-chargers? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending September 30, 2022. We brought you a bumper crop of three.

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Audi adds new RWD variant to Q4 e-tron family

Green Car Congress

Audi of America’s Q4 e-tron family welcomes a new rear-wheel drive variant: the Q4 40 e-tron. With the addition of the Q4 40 e-tron, customers can achieve an EPA estimated range of up to 265 miles. With the addition of the fourth and fifth models to Audi’s fully electric fleet, the Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron, Audi says it has the largest offering of fully electric models of any automaker in the US.

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Midwest states ally to produce hydrogen, potentially for fuel-cell semis

Green Car Reports

Seven Midwestern states have signed a memorandum of understanding to coordinate hydrogen production, potentially providing a fuel supply for fuel-cell semi trucks. Dubbed the Midwest Hydrogen Coalition, the group of participating states includes Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin, according to a release. Under.

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

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Ammonia power company Amogy launches operations in Norway

Green Car Congress

Amogy Inc., a developer of energy-dense ammonia power solutions, opened its Norway operations with the hiring of Christian W. Berg, Managing Director, Amogy Norway. Berg joins Amogy Norway from his most recent position as Director of Business Development for Yara Clean Ammonia, a decarbonization-focused subsidiary of leading global ammonia producer, Yara International ASA.

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Review: 2023 Audi Q4 E-Tron SUV and Sportback go for practicality more than punch

Green Car Reports

The 2023 Audi Q4 E-Tron gives the German luxury brand an all-electric entry in the popular compact crossover segment, making EV Audis accessible at prices of $50,000 and up. The brand’s large E-Tron SUVs and E-Tron GT sedan started at more than $70,000 and $105,000 respectively, and have sold in relatively modest numbers, so this is.

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Tesla shows demo video of Optimus bot working in the Fremont Factory

Teslarati

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has stated that Optimus would be deployed by the company to perform tasks in its own factories. During AI Day 2022, the electric vehicle maker released a video showing just that — a prototype Optimus bot working in the Fremont Factory. Tesla did not waste time in AI Day 2022 , unveiling its Tesla Bot prototype onstage as soon as the event started.

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NY Governor orders regulatory action to require all LDVs sold in state to be zero-emissions by 2035

Green Car Congress

New York Governor Kathy Hochul directed the State Department of Environmental Conservation to take major regulatory action that will require all new passenger cars, pickup trucks, and SUVs sold in New York State to be zero emissions by 2035. This regulatory step will be complemented by new and ongoing investments including electric vehicle infrastructure progress, zero-emission vehicle incentives, and ensuring New York’s communities benefit from historic federal climate change investments.

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Tesla reveals production Optimus bot’s tentative specs and price

Teslarati

Tesla discussed a number of key technical topics during AI Day 2022 , but the center of the show was definitely the Optimus Bot. Tesla unveiled two prototypes of its humanoid robot onstage, and both were quite impressive in their own right. Even more exciting, however, was Optimus’ tentative specs, which were shared during the event. . “Bumble-Cee,” the Optimus bot’s development platform, was able to walk and dance onstage without human assistance.

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Tesla unveils its humanoid robot for ‘less than $20,000’

Electrek

Tesla has unveiled its Optimus humanoid robot at its AI Day 2022 today and Elon Musk believes Tesla can bring it to market for “less than $20,000”. more…. The post Tesla unveils its humanoid robot for ‘less than $20,000’ appeared first on Electrek.

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

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Tesla reveals Optimus prototype with custom-built actuators, closer to production variant

Teslarati

“Bumble-Cee” may have stolen the show at Tesla’s AI Day 2022 event since it was showcased doing actual work at the Fremont Factory , but the real showstopper during the event was its successor, an Optimus bot built with custom components. . Tesla made it a point to highlight that the innovations it was showcasing on AI Day 2022 are only the start of its ambitious humanoid robot program.

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Arrival (ARVL) successfully builds its first electric Van using novel Microfactory model

Electrek

EV startup Arrival has completed a huge step in bringing its first commercial EV into production, particularly in the way its flagship Van is being assembled. Arrival has successfully built its first production-verification Van using its Microfactory in Bicester, UK, marking the start of a new streamlined assembly that could eventually shift how and where EVs are built in the future. more….

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NIO ET7 configurator goes live in Norway, priced lower than in China

CN EV Post

It is worth noting that NIO has not yet officially announced the pricing of the ET7 in Europe, and it is unclear whether the prices currently shown are the final version. The post NIO ET7 configurator goes live in Norway, priced lower than in China appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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Watch how Tesla Solar Roof and Powerwalls survived in a hurricane

Electrek

Tesla Solar Roof and Powerwall owners are showing how their energy products faired in Hurricane Ian after it hit Florida. more…. The post Watch how Tesla Solar Roof and Powerwalls survived in a hurricane 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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South African firm buys 307 Tesla Powerwall batteries to help with load shedding

Teslarati

South African retail firm TFG has bought 307 Tesla Powerwall battery storage units to support operations while state-owned power utility Eskom continues load shedding practices. . Load shedding is the practice of switching off parts of the electric grid when there is insufficient capacity. TFG , which owns well-known retail stores in South Africa, turned to Tesla Powerwalls to keep the lights on throughout daily operations, minimizing load-shedding effects on its businesses. .

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Zero Motorcycles Closes New $107 Million Round of Financing

Electric Cars Report

Electric motorcycle manufacturer Zero Motorcycles announced the completion of a new $107 million round of financing. The financing saw participation from strategic partners Polaris, Exor and Hero MotoCorp and financial investors including long-time backer Invus and other undisclosed investors. “Since its launch in a Santa Cruz garage, Zero has defined the category of premium electric […] The post Zero Motorcycles Closes New $107 Million Round of Financing appeared first on Electric Cars Re

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BIDIRECTIONAL Act introduced in US Senate to promote electric school buses feeding grid

Electrek

A new bill introduced Friday by US Senator Angus King of Maine could unlock the true potential of electric school buses and provide stability to communities in need. The BIDIRECTIONAL Act would “create a program dedicated to deploying electric school buses with bidirectional vehicle-to-grid ( V2G ) flow capability.”. more…. The post BIDIRECTIONAL Act introduced in US Senate to promote electric school buses feeding grid appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla Semi with “alien dreadnaught” Cybertruck graffiti makes appearance at AI Day 2022

Teslarati

Tesla is certainly making its intentions with its Tesla Bot (Optimus) project known, as hinted by the Cybertruck graffiti on a Tesla Semi parked on the premises of AI Day 2022. During Tesla’s Q4 2021 and Full Year earnings call, Elon Musk highlighted that Optimus is one of the most important products currently in development at Tesla. Musk added that the humanoid robot would be used by Tesla in its factories, with Optimus performing tasks that are repetitive or dangerous, among others. pic

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NIO delivers 10,878 vehicles in Sept, including 2,928 ET7s and 221 ET5s

CN EV Post

The deliveries consisted of 7,729 SUVs including 1,895 ES7s, and 3,149 sedans including 2,928 ET7s and 221 ET5s. The post NIO delivers 10,878 vehicles in Sept, including 2,928 ET7s and 221 ET5s appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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Audi Q4 E-Tron and Mercedes EQS SUV reviews, Midwest hydrogen fuel-cell trucking: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Today we bring two first drives—of the American-made Mercedes EQS SUV and of Audi’s most accessible EV yet, the Q4 E-Tron family. And will a group of U.S. Midwest states manage to make their own hydrogen economy? This and more, here at Green Car Reports. In a review of the 2023 Audi Q4 E-Tron SUV and Sportback, we found these compact.

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2023 Audi Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron models now on sale in the U.S.

Electric Cars Report

Audi of America announced that the anticipated on sale date for the 2023 Q4 e-tron portfolio has arrived. The Q4 e-tron family welcomes a new rear-wheel drive variant; the Q4 40 e-tron. With the addition of the Q4 40 e-tron, customers can achieve an EPA estimated range of up to 265 miles. The Q4 e-tron […] The post 2023 Audi Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron models now on sale in the U.S. appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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Could offshore wind sites host edible seaweed farms? The Swedes think so

Electrek

Stockholm-headquartered renewable energy developer OX2 has signed letters of intent with Swedish edible seaweed companies Nordic SeaFarm and KOBB to explore the possibility of seaweed farming at one of OX2’s offshore wind farms. more…. The post Could offshore wind sites host edible seaweed farms? The Swedes think so appeared first on Electrek.

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Charge Cars debuts all-new Charge ’67 EV at Petersen Automotive Museum and Los Angeles Auto Show

Electric Cars Report

Charge Cars is on a roll. It started with the 2022 “Icon of the Year” award from GQ Magazine, followed by the public unveiling at Salon Privé in London, before a dynamic debut at the world-renowned Goodwood Festival of Speed. As its next big step, the London-based company is bringing its all-new electric-powered machine to the United States […] The post Charge Cars debuts all-new Charge ’67 EV at Petersen Automotive Museum and Los Angeles Auto Show appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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Toyota still hasn’t received the EV memo, sticks to hybrid strategy going forward

Electrek

It looks like Toyota is still not getting the message: people want electric vehicles, not hybrids. Despite all the evidence pointing to the inevitable growth of EVs in the auto industry, Toyota insists on sticking with hybrids, claiming, “That’s our strategy, and we’re sticking to it.” Well, Toyota, you may end up being left behind as nearly every other automaker, nation, and organization is moving toward sustainable, fully-electric vehicles. more….

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Arrival Produces First Production Verification Van in Microfactory

Electric Cars Report

Arrival, inventor of a unique new method of design and production of equitable electric vehicles by local Microfactories, has produced the first production verification vehicle from its Bicester Microfactory. Arrival produced the first Van in a Microfactory using in-house technologies, including composite materials, autonomous mobile robots, in-house components and a software defined factory.The milestone is […] The post Arrival Produces First Production Verification Van in Microfactory ap

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SUPER73’s neo-retro electric motorcycle shown in first actual testing video

Electrek

LA’s most iconic electric bike brand wowed us earlier this year with a new concept electric motorcycle known as the SUPER73 C1X. At the time we only had the chance to look at a full-scale mock up of the eye-catching design. But now the company appears to have a functional prototype at their disposal. more…. The post SUPER73’s neo-retro electric motorcycle shown in first actual testing video appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla AI Day Robot & Full Self Driving (FSD) Liveblog

CleanTechnica EVs

Tesla’s AI Day livestream event is supposed to start in about 5 minutes. We’ve published some articles leading up to today’s event about what might be included, but there have been essentially no leaks about what will actually be covered. We’ll see! You can watch the livestream on Tesla’s website or via the embedded YouTube […].

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SkyDrive electric helicopter could be flying above Japan in 2025

Teslarati

Japanese electric helicopter startup SkyDrive has unveiled its electric helicopter that they hope to use as an air taxi service by 2025. The idea of electrified aviation is alive and well. Numerous companies are hoping to introduce electric planes and helicopters that could either autonomously or semi-autonomously transport passengers short and eventually longer distances.

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Everrati Accelerates Global Production Of Classic Car EV Conversions Following Surging Demand

CleanTechnica EVs

The world is moving swiftly towards electromobility. Looking at new vehicle segment, battery-electric vehicles continue to grow their market share, with record sales figures being reported month after month in a lot of the major automotive markets. Everrati has been working hard to ensure that timeless classics are also part of this transition. Converting classic […].

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Lordstown Motors kicks off Endurance electric pickup production ahead of sales in Q4

Electrek

After a tumultuous four year journey to this point, Lordstown Motors has announced it has finally reached that pivotal moment in any flagship EV lifecycle, the start of commercial production. The American EV automaker shared that it has already completed two production-ready Endurance pickups as part of a slow ramp up in Lordstown, Ohio toward 500 units that will begin sales next quarter. more….

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Artemis Technologies Unveils Fast Electric Ferry Design

CleanTechnica EVs

One of the biggest challenges for electric boating is the water drag. Pushing a big boat to any real speed means expending a lot of energy, which cuts into range. Because batteries don’t hold as much energy per unit of weight and volume (low energy density) compared to fossil fuels, diesel and nastier bunker fuels […].

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Tesla AI Day 2022: Watch and get all the news

Electrek

Tesla is holding its AI Day 2022 tonight in Palo Alto, California, and Electrek has you covered with the livestream and all the news coming out of the event. more…. The post Tesla AI Day 2022: Watch and get all the news appeared first on Electrek.

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Can green hydrogen help to decarbonise China’s heavy industry?

Innovation News Network

New research has highlighted how China’s economy can utilise green hydrogen to decarbonise the heavy industry sector. The post Can green hydrogen help to decarbonise China’s heavy industry? appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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EPA doubles electric school bus funding to almost $1B after overwhelming initial demand

Electrek

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Thursday that the agency will almost double its funding for electric school buses to close to $1 billion after school districts from all 50 states applied for rebates. more…. The post EPA doubles electric school bus funding to almost $1B after overwhelming initial demand appeared first on Electrek.

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