Fri.Apr 16, 2021

Lightning eMotors and REV Group subsidiary to produce electric ambulances

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Commercial vehicle manufacturers Lightning eMotors and REV Group, Inc. are co-developing all-electric ambulances with Leader Emergency Vehicles, a REV Group subsidiary.

Washington State sets 2030 end date for gasoline vehicle sales: Most aggressive in the US

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Washington State has passed a bill setting the most aggressive timeline for phasing out sales of new gasoline vehicles in the United States, aiming to accomplish that by the 2030 model year.


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Mercedes-Benz unveils EQS electric luxury sedan

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Mercedes-Benz unveiled the EQS, the first all-electric luxury sedan from Mercedes-EQ. Earlier post.) The EQS is also the first model to be based on the modular architecture for luxury and executive-class electric vehicles.

How the Mercedes EQS is more efficient than most other EVs

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Driving range really matters in an EV. Even when that EV is one that very closely parallels the S-Class, the brand’s longtime flagship for conspicuous consumption and twin-turbo V-8s.

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Gevo closes $68M Green Bond to finance RNG project

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Gevo, Inc. has closed a $68,155,000 “Green Bond” private activity bonds offering to finance the construction of its renewable natural gas (RNG) project in Northwest Iowa. The RNG Project will generate RNG captured from dairy cow manure. The feedstock for the RNG Project will be supplied by three dairy farms located in Northwest Iowa totaling more than 20,000 milking cows. When fully operational, the RNG Project is expected to generate approximately 355,000 MMBtu of RNG per year.

SpaceX’s Starship to return humanity to the Moon in stunning NASA decision


In one of the biggest NASA contracting surprises in years, the space agency has chosen SpaceX – and only SpaceX – to return humans to the surface of the Moon with its next-generation Starship rocket.

NIO and Sinopec enter strategic partnership; launch of inaugural Gen2 battery swap station

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NIO and Sinopec unveiled the NIO Power Swap Station 2.0 at Sinopec’s Chaoying Station in Beijing. This is NIO’s inaugural second-generation battery swap station and also the first under the NIO-Sinopec partnership, representing the rollout of NIO Power Swap Station 2.0. Earlier post.).

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Strategy Analytics: following steep 2020 declines, global ride hailing market rebound in sight

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Strategy Analytics’ Automotive Connected Mobility service released its H1 2021 Global Ride-Hailing Market Update and its associated Global Ride-Hailing Forecast , tracking more than 140 unique operators across 119 different countries.

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Tesla Semi prototype and new refreshed Model X spotted on test track


A new Tesla Semi prototype and a new refreshed Model X were spotted on the test track at the Fremont factory in California ahead of the start of production. more… The post Tesla Semi prototype and new refreshed Model X spotted on test track appeared first on Electrek. Electrek

Washington state legislature passes law establishing setting MY2030 target for 100% electric new LDV sales

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The Washington State legislature has passed legislation that sets a target for all MY2030 or later passenger and light-duty vehicles sold in Washington State to be electric vehicles. The new law establishes the most aggressive such state goal in the US—five years ahead of California’s 2035 target. Clean Cars 2030 passed as an amendment to E2SHB 1287 , a bill mandating electric utility preparation for an all-EV future, with a vote of 25-23 in the Senate and 54-43 in the House.

Tesla Model X Plaid makes an appearance at Fremont test track with Tesla Semi


An apparent tri-motor Tesla Model X Plaid was recently spotted at the Fremont Factory’s test track. Joining the Model X Plaid in the Fremont Factory’s test area was the Tesla Semi, another upcoming vehicle that is expected to be released in the near future. .

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Continental and Amazon Web Services create platform for automotive software

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Continental and Amazon Web Services (AWS) will work together going forward within the scope of a new development cooperation. The goal of their long-term collaboration, with AWS serving as the preferred cloud provider, is to develop Continental Automotive Edge (CAEdge): a modular hardware and software platform that connects the vehicle to the cloud and features a virtual workbench offering numerous options to develop, supply and maintain software-intensive system functions.

EGEB: This tech repels dust from solar panels, saving up to 98% of energy


In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): Award-winning Superclean Glass makes a transparent electrodynamic shield that repels dust from solar panels. Facebook has procured enough clean energy projects to meet 100% of its energy needs.

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IKEA Canada partners with Second Closet & Lion Electric for last-mile delivery; 15 Lion6 electric trucks

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IKEA Canada has partnered with technology-enabled logistics and last-mile delivery provider, Second Closet, which will begin integrating zero-emission trucks into its fleet for IKEA home deliveries in several markets across Canada. Second Closet has submitted a purchase order to Lion Electric (Lion), a manufacturer of all-electric medium and heavy-duty urban vehicles, for 15 Lion6 heavy-duty zero-emission trucks.

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X Mobility launches electric lineup including low cost e-bikes, e-scooters, and e-motorcycles


A new personal electric vehicle company has just debuted, joining a segment that has seen impressive growth lately. The aptly named X Mobility startup is already showing off a wide range of light electric vehicles.

DOE to award up to $100M for SuperTruck3 and $62.75M for Low-GHG Vehicles Technology funding opportunities

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced two funding opportunities totaling more than $162 million to improve efficiency and reduce carbon emissions among cars, trucks, and off-road vehicles. The funding will support the next stage of the SuperTruck initiatives—aimed at electrifying freight trucking—along with efforts to expand electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure and lower emissions for on- and off-road vehicles. SuperTruck 3 Funding Opportunity.

Mercedes-Benz announces EQB compact SUV with 7 seats coming next year


Mercedes-Benz announced today the upcoming EQB compact SUV with seven seats, and it will be coming to the US next year. more… The post Mercedes-Benz announces EQB compact SUV with 7 seats coming next year appeared first on Electrek. Electrek

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Nikola, IVECO, OGE to collaborate on hydrogen pipeline network in Europe; support for FCEV fueling locations

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Nikola Corporation, IVECO and OGE have entered into a letter of intent for a collaboration to establish a business structure for transporting hydrogen via pipeline network from production sources to hydrogen fueling stations in support of fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). The collaboration is expected to enable cost-effective distribution of hydrogen from production to storage and fueling locations in Germany to serve industry needs.

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Like Tesla, Rivian is entering the insurance business

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Rivian is following Tesla not only by launching premium long-range EVs, but by launching its own insurance product.

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Tidewater chooses Topsoe’s HydroFlex and H2bridge technologies for renewable diesel production

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Topsoe has signed a contract with Tidewater for the delivery of Topsoe’s HydroFlex technology ( earlier post ) in Canada. The technology will be utilized in a new 3,000 barrels per day renewable diesel facility that will be constructed at the site of Tidewater’s existing Prince George refinery in British Columbia, Canada. Construction work is expected to begin shortly, contingent upon receipt of Tidewater’s final investment decision. The facility is expected to be commissioned as early as 2023.

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Tesla settles lawsuit against engineer who it claims stole Autopilot source code for Chinese competitor


Tesla has settled a lawsuit against a former engineer who the company claims stole its Autopilot source code before going to Xpeng, a Chinese competitor.

Rivian insurance, EQS efficiency, Washington ICE ban, GM and LG: Today’s Car News

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Rivian has announced an insurance program, but it’s quite different than Tesla’s. The Mercedes EQS might leapfrog most other EVs in efficiency. GM and LG announce a second battery plant. And Washington State sets a 2030 end date for gasoline vehicles.

Here’s why AI will be crucial for future US electrical grid reliability


When most Americans think of the infrastructure projects the Biden administration is proposing in the American Jobs Plan, they think of concrete, steel, and labor.

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Tesla Model 3 tops MotorTrend’s list of “Best Compact Luxury Sedans to Buy in 2021”


The Model 3 may not have the conventional posh amenities of traditional luxury vehicles, but this did not stop the entry-level Tesla from topping MotorTrend’s list of “Best Compact Luxury Sedans to Buy in 2021.”

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Mercedes EQS: S-Class goes electric

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Mercedes EQS heralds a new era of electrification, luxury and over 400 miles of range

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Tesla Model 3, Model X are Google’s Most Searched for EVs globally


The Tesla Model 3 sedan and the Tesla Model X SUV are Google’s most searched for electric vehicles globally, according to new data from a price comparison website.

Watch Tesla Cybertruck Get Dirty With Elon Musk In Austin, Texas


It seems there was a small event this week at Giga Texas, and CEO Elon Musk addressed the crowd

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SpaceX Starlink internet could exit beta this summer, says Musk


CEO Elon Musk says that SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet service will “probably [be] out of beta this summer” as the company continues to rapidly improve “service uptime, bandwidth, and latency.”

Podcast: Tesla Semi service program, Audi e-tron Q4, Mercedes-Benz EQS, and more


This week on the Electrek Podcast , we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including the Tesla Semi service program, Audi e-tron Q4, Mercedes-Benz EQS, and more.

Tesla’s FSD suite is impressive, but Aurora CEO says, ‘We were doing better in 2010’


Tesla’s Full Self-Driving suite is one of the most robust on the market. The semi-autonomous driving functionality has caught the eye of nearly everyone who has read about the all-electric vehicle manufacturer in the past few years.

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Comparison Of Source Codes Proves Xpeng Didn't Use Tesla IP


XMotors and the former Tesla employee at the center of the allegations both issue statements

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Green Deals: Home Depot 1-day solar sale starts at $16, more


Today only, as part of its Special Buy of the Day , Home Depot is offering a selection of solar-powered gear on sale from $16. Free shipping is available on orders of $45 or more, or you can opt for in-store pickup to side-step the delivery fee.

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Matchbox Moves Towards 100% Recycled Materials

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Matchbox is headed towards 100% recycled, recyclable or bio-based materials by 2030. Is this the end of die-cast cars as we know them? In an announcement today, Mattel said these are its goals across all products and packaging.

Alpha Motor unveiled new Wolf+ pure electric pickup truck 

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Alpha Motor unveiled new Wolf+ pure electric pickup truck . Alpha Motor Corporation has unveiled a new Wolf+ (Wolf plus) a pure electric pickup truck that is built on a shared platform.

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EQ Night on Mercedes Me Media: EQB Celebrates World Premiere in Shanghai

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Stuttgart. Mercedes-EQ will unveil the all-electric compact EQB SUV on Sunday, April 18th, 2021. The EQB World Premiere @ Mercedes-EQ Night Shanghai will take place on the eve of the first press day of Auto Shanghai 2021.

It Seems Rivian Is Offering An Unparalleled Employee Discount


As Rivian aims to hire new workers, it may include plans for massive discounts to employees willing to test its EVs


Five, Six, or Seven: How to Choose a SemaConnect Charging Station

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How do you choose the right SemaConnect charging station for your needs? Here are a few questions to consider. The post Five, Six, or Seven: How to Choose a SemaConnect Charging Station appeared first on Smart Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations.