Wed.Apr 28, 2021

Raven SR & Hyzon Motors to build up to 100 waste-to-hydrogen hubs

Green Car Congress

Raven SR , a renewable fuels company, and Hyzon Motors Inc., a global supplier of hydrogen fuel cell-powered commercial vehicles, announced a joint venture to build up to 100 hydrogen hubs across the United States and globally.

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Report: $60/kwh battery pack price will make EVs cheaper than combustion

Green Car Reports

Industry analysts have held up $100 per kilowatt-hour battery costs as the point where electric cars will achieve cost parity with internal combustion, but now the target has shifted to an even more ambitious $60 per kwh, according to a blog post by The Mobilist.

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KAMAZ opens center in Moscow to make electric buses

Green Car Congress

Moscow is already the largest operator of electric buses in Europe with 600 e-buses in operation on its routes. The city plans to purchase another 1600 electric buses over next few years, with the goal of replacing the diesel fleet.

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Venture hatches "hydrogen hubs" to power fuel-cell garbage trucks—from waste

Green Car Reports

Fuel-cell commercial-vehicle firm Hyzon Motors and renewable-fuels company Raven SR plan to build 100 "hydrogen hubs" that will power fuel-cell garbage trucks with hydrogen generated from the very refuse they haul.

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Plus and Cummins to develop first autonomous natural gas trucks; deployment in 2022

Green Car Congress

Plus (formerly Plus.ai), a leading company in self-driving truck technology, announced a new initiative with global engine manufacturer Cummins to develop the industry’s first driver-in, supervised autonomous trucks powered by natural gas.

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Tesla 4680 cells, $60/kwh target, fuel-cell trash trucks, Ford batteries: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

A venture powers tailpipe-emissions-free fuel-cell trash trucks with landfill waste. The DOE reportedly sees $60/kwh as the new goal for EV cost parity with ICE. Ford focuses on making EV batteries a core competency.

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ICCT study finds tankering could undermine EU SAF mandate

Green Car Congress

Fuel tankering in commercial aviation is the practice of overfueling with less expensive fuel purchased at one airport to avoid purchasing more expensive fuel at another—in other words, flying with extra fuel on board to save money.

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Hino Motors and REE Automotive partner on electric commercial vehicles

Green Car Congress

Hino Motors Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation, and REE Automotive Ltd.

Tesla may be banking a lot on its new battery cell format: Semi, Cybertruck, Model S Plaid+

Green Car Reports

As part of Tesla’s update call held with the release of quarterly financial results Monday, CEO Elon Musk delivered an update about the 4680-format cells that the company introduced at its Battery Day in September.

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Ford launches new global battery center of excellence

Green Car Congress

Ford announced a new global battery center of excellence—called Ford Ion Park—to accelerate research and development of battery and battery cell technology, including future battery manufacturing. We’re already scaling production of all-electric vehicles around the world as more customers experience and crave the fun-to-drive benefits of electric vehicles with zero emissions.

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2022 Honda Civic sedan bows: Is a high-mpg Civic Hybrid hatchback on the way?

Green Car Reports

The 11th-generation Honda Civic was unveiled Wednesday, in sedan form. And for this longtime small-car trendsetter, the mature, conservative styling is less of a surprise than what Honda decided not to include with this important small car’s reveal.

Suzuki, Subaru, Daihatsu, Toyota and Mazda to develop joint technical specifications for next-generation vehicle communications devices

Green Car Congress

Suzuki Motor Corporation, Subaru Corporation (Subaru), Daihatsu Motor Co. Toyota Motor Corporation, and Mazda Motor Corporation reached an agreement to develop jointly technical specifications for next-generation vehicle communications devices.

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VW unveils ID.4 GTX: Dual-motor all-wheel-drive version of its already popular electric SUV

Electrek

VW has unveiled today the ID.4 GTX, a performance dual-motor all-wheel-drive version of the German automaker’s already popular electric SUV. more… The post VW unveils ID.4 GTX: Dual-motor all-wheel-drive version of its already popular electric SUV appeared first on Electrek. Electrek

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BMW i Ventures invests in Plus One Robotics to automate supply chain and logistics

Green Car Congress

BMW i Ventures has invested in Plus One Robotics , the leading provider of vision software for logistics robots. The Series B fundraise will help accelerate automation across the broader supply chain and logistics industry and deliver a transformative experience for warehouse operators.

New modified-Tesla ride-share launching from electric moped sharing service Revel

Electrek

Electric moped-sharing company Revel is discovering that “the more wheels the merrier” as the brand launches its first Tesla-powered ride-share program in NYC.

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Showa Denko launches Al alloy board with high-heat conductivity and high strength for on-board bus bar

Green Car Congress

Showa Denko K.K. SDK) has started full-scale marketing of its ST60-HSM aluminum alloy board, which has high heat conductivity and high strength, for use as on-board bus bar. Bus bars are used to conduct electricity, and many bus bars are made of copper. A bus bar can conduct more electric current than wire; thus, a bus bar is used to conduct large current.

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Elon Musk says no to a new Tesla PR department, doesn’t believe ‘manipulating public opinion’

Electrek

Elon Musk rejected the idea of Tesla going back to having a PR department, and his reasoning behind it is quite revealing: He doesn’t believe in “manipulating public opinion.”

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SoCalGas & California Energy Commission funding project to test hydrogen fuel cell technology for harbor craft; led by ZEI

Green Car Congress

The California Energy Commission is awarding $2 million (GFO-20-604, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Demonstrations in Rail and Marine Applications at Ports (H2RAM)) and Southern California Gas Co. SoCalGas) will provide $200,000 in funding to support a project developing a hydrogen fuel cell solution to power harbor craft vessels.

Green Deals: GOTRAX Shift S1 electric bike takes you around town this spring at $499, more

Electrek

Walmart is offering the GOTRAX Shift S1 Electric Bike for $499 shipped. Down from its $799 original price and $699 going rate at Walmart, today’s deal marks a new low that we’ve tracked.

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Tesla changes Model S and Model X delivery timeframes for new orders only

Teslarati

Tesla has once again changed the timeline for delivery for the Model S and Model X vehicles, which underwent a “Refresh” earlier this year to update the design.

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Tesla’s head of UI leaves and leaks unreleased Cybertruck and FSD images in the process

Electrek

Tesla’s longtime head of user interface design has left the company, and he has leaked some images of previously unreleased UI design for the Cybertruck and Full Self-Driving software in the process.

Tesla reveals it is spending drastically more money on R&D

Teslarati

Tesla is spending drastically more money on Research and Development for its vehicles and other technologies like battery cell development, it revealed in a 10-Q filing with the SEC.

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GM launches new partnership to have ~60,000 public chargers from 7 networks on the same app in US & Canada

Electrek

GM is launching a product called Ultium Charge 360, which basically consists of a new partnership to have around 60,000 public chargers from seven networks on the same app in the US and Canada.

SpaceX aces 25th Starlink launch and delivers 1500th Starlink satellite to orbit

Teslarati

After a minor issue at sea triggered a ~23-hour delay, a flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket lifted off without issue on April 28th, carrying an expendable upper stage and 60 Starlink internet satellites as part of its seventh launch and SpaceX’s ninth Starlink mission in 2021 alone.

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Tesla Model S Plaid+ gets Caviar’s gold treatment, becomes most expensive and stupidest Tesla yet

Electrek

Caviar, a popular luxury brand better known for putting real gold on Apple products, has turned its attention to Tesla and, more specifically, the Model S Plaid+. They have created the most expensive and stupidest Tesla vehicle yet.

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Massive Tesla Model 3 and Model Y fleet spotted in Giga Shanghai, seemingly ready for deliveries

Teslarati

A massive fleet of over 2,300 Tesla Model 3 and Model Y has been sighted in the Gigafactory Shanghai complex, with the EV plant’s expansive holding lot filled by rows upon rows of the best-selling all-electric sedan and crossover.

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Occidental Petroleum CEO: ‘We support the direct regulation of methane’ [Update – methane limits reinstated in Senate]

Electrek

Update April 28, 5:24 p.m. ET: The US Senate has voted 52-42 to reinstate regulations on methane emissions, a harmful greenhouse gas that traps 84 times more atmospheric heat than carbon dioxide.

Tesla Model 3 sells 4x more than its closest rival in Europe’s plug-in market

Teslarati

Tesla sold four times more Tesla Model 3 sedans than its closest competitor in Europe last month, hinting at its rising dominance in the region. The Tesla Model 3 made up over 10% of plug-in car sales in Europe last month, delivering 24,184 units out of the over 227,000 registered in March. .

Simple Energy plans to raise Rs 112 Cr to expand its operations 

Electric Vehicles India

Simple Energy plans to raise Rs 112 Cr to expand its operations . A Bengaluru based electric vehicle startup Simple Energy plans to raise $15 million (over Rs 112 crore) in funding from domestic and foreign venture capital funds before the launch of its electric scooter Mark 2.

This Tesla Model S Plaid+ concept car is covered in gold, and you can buy one

Teslarati

The Tesla Model S is one of the most revolutionary vehicles in recent memory. While Tesla first released the Roadster in its early days, the Model S was the first car the automaker released that was readily available to the public upon its initial production push in 2012.

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Hyundai IONIQ 5 Wins Best Design at TopGear Electric Awards

EV Obssesion

The IONIQ 5, Hyundai’s first car on an all-new dedicated EV platform, has won Best Design at the TopGear Electric Awards IONIQ 5 can charge from 10-80% in just 18 minutes and can travel up to 300 miles on a single charge The exterior design is a futuristic interpretation of Hyundai’s first-ever production car, the […].

SpaceX gears up for two jam-packed months of Starlink, Dragon, and satellite launches

Teslarati

After taking a roughly two-week break to focus on Crew Dragon’s third astronaut launch, SpaceX is ready to get back to its regular programming of rapid-fire Starlink, Cargo Dragon, and commercial satellite launches.

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Update to CHEAPR Stats By Dealer

EV Club of CT

Some Stellar Performers; Many Also-Rans We obtained an updated dataset of CHEAPR rebates by individual dealerships from the program’s inception through the end of 2020. It is all pasted below, but a couple of observations. Read more.

Former Tesla UI designer teases Cybertruck design, Full Self-Driving animations

Teslarati

A former Tesla UI designer’s renders of the Cybertruck design, along with never-before-seen Full Self-Driving animations, have been revealed from his personal website. Pawel Pietryka, who left Tesla in mid-March to pursue other interests, served the company for 4.5

How might EVs be taxed in the future?

Discover EV

We look at the ways in which VED – or car tax – will be applied to EVs in the future

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Intelligent Performance for Sustainable Driving Fun: the New ID.4 GTX

EV Obssesion

Volkswagen expands the ID. family with the sporty GTX product brand The ID.4 GTX01 brings dual-motor all-wheel drive to the ID.

Tesla’s Bitcoin investment now worth $2.48 billion

Teslarati

Earlier this year, Tesla attracted a lot of attention and a good number of raised eyebrows when it invested $1.5 billion of its cash on Bitcoin.

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