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Daimler Truck AG and Volvo Group launch new joint venture cellcentric for heavy-duty fuel cell systems

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Daimler Truck AG and Volvo Group officially outlined their pioneering roadmap for the new fuel-cell joint venture cellcentric, as part of an industry-first commitment to accelerate the use of hydrogen-based fuel cells for long-haul trucks and beyond.

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GM plans $1B electric vehicle future for Mexico plant, UAW cries foul

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General Motors on Thursday announced that it will invest $1 billion in its Ramos Arizpe, Mexico, facility. The plant, which currently makes the Chevrolet Equinox and Blazer SUVs, and once built Pontiac Azteks, is the next step in laying the groundwork for the company’s electric future.

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Klas introduces new data-logging hardware for autonomous vehicle development: TRX D8

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Klas, a global provider of edge intelligence solutions, is introducing new hardware purpose-built for autonomous vehicle research & development: the TRX D8.

Tesla Cybertruck camper system receives $50 million in orders, and it doesn’t even exist yet


A third-party Tesla Cybertruck camper system has received over $50 million worth of orders even though the product doesn’t even exist yet. It shows just how excited people are for the new electric pickup trucks and the kinds of adventures you can do with it.

DOE report highlights opportunities of hybrid energy systems

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) released a new report, Hybrid Energy Systems: Opportunities for Coordinated Research , highlighting innovative opportunities to spur joint research on hybrid energy systems (HES).

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Tesla Cybertruck looks like CGI in real life in Giga Texas footage


Elon Musk has remarked in the past that the Tesla Cybertruck looks like a CGI render in real life. Based on actual footage taken of the all-electric vehicle during its visit to Giga Texas, it does seem like the CEO is right on the money.

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Carbon emissions in port of Rotterdam drop more swiftly than national average

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In the period 2016-2020, the port of Rotterdam reduced its total carbon emissions by 27%. Nationwide, the volume of greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere fell by 14% in the same period. In 2020, Rotterdam achieved a 12% reduction in emissions, compared to 8% in the Netherlands as a whole.

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Tula Technology presents findings on its Dynamic Motor Drive at the 42nd International Vienna Motor Symposium

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Rivian’s Amazon vans begin deliveries in Colorado


The Denver metro area of Colorado is the next major city to see Amazon packages delivered by Rivian electric vans. The vans were spotted this past week across Denver and its surrounding cities, such as Boulder and Aurora.

Neste investing €190M to enable production of up to 500,000 tons/a of Sustainable Aviation Fuel at Rotterdam

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Neste, the world’s leading producer of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel produced from waste and residue raw materials, will modify its existing renewables production capacity in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, to enable production of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF).

Tesla turns on the charm in China with new discount and perks amid negative press


Tesla is turning on the charm in China by offering new discounts and perks amid changes in perception as a result of recent negative press. more… The post Tesla turns on the charm in China with new discount and perks amid negative press appeared first on Electrek.

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HORIBA Automotive introduces its electrification offering

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Test and measurement systems company HORIBA Automotive has introduced its electrification offering, incorporating solutions for the different stages of vehicle development and evaluation, including material characterization, component, system and full vehicle testing.

First Tesla Powerwall+ images and specs released


Tesla has now released the specs and the first images of a new Powerwall + installation after the power update announced by Elon Musk last week. more… The post First Tesla Powerwall+ images and specs released appeared first on Electrek.

Shchekinoazot and Haldor Topsoe to cooperate on blue and green methanol, ammonia, and hydrogen and CO2 reduction

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Topsoe and the leading Russian chemical company Shchekinoazot have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to synchronize vison and plans on developing blue and green methanol, ammonia, and hydrogen production and reducing CO 2 emissions.

SpaceX secures Starship SN15 launch license, permit to use Starlink dish in flight


Right in the nick of time for a high-altitude flight test scheduled as early as Friday, April 30th, SpaceX has secured an FAA license to launch Starship prototype SN15 and simultaneously received an FCC permit to operate a Starlink dish installed on the rocket.

Hyzon Motors, NEOM and Modern Group to collaborate on development of assembly facility for hydrogen-powered vehicles; up to 10,000 pa

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Hyzon Motors, a supplier of hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered commercial vehicles, jointly with Modern Industrial Investment Holding Group (“Modern Group”), a Saudi industrial conglomerate, announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with NEOM Company on a hydrogen vehicle value chain, including a demonstration fleet and assembly facility with annual capacity of up to 10,000 vehicles. NEOM is a $500-billion giga-project in northwest Saudi Arabia on the Red Sea.

Tesla releases insane story behind protester who crashed its booth at the Shanghai Motor Show


Tesla has released a long statement about the background behind the protester who crashed its booth at the Shanghai Motor Show earlier this month. It’s a lot crazier than we thought.

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California HVIP opening to new voucher requests; $165M in funding

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The California Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) will open to new voucher requests at 10 a.m. Pacific on 8 June. When HVIP begins accepting new voucher requests, funds will be available in two waves. A total of approximately $165 million will be available, however, only half of the funds will be released beginning when the program opens on 8 June. The other half will be made available two months later, at 10 a.m. on 10 August.

EV chargers fall victim to weird attack that’s worse than Tesla Supercharger ICE-ing


The shift to electric cars is underway, and based on the initiatives of countries and regions like Europe, the age of the internal combustion engine is ending.

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Aalto researchers discover LiCoO2 electrodes can be recycled without crushing or melting

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Researchers at Aalto University in Finland have discovered that Li-ion battery electrodes containing cobalt (LiCoO 2 ) can be reused as is after being newly saturated with lithium. In comparison to traditional recycling, which typically extracts metals from crushed batteries by melting or dissolving them, the new process saves valuable raw materials, and likely also energy. The research is published in the journal ChemSusChem.

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EV charging networks and automakers all want you to use their apps while you drive

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Between charging networks and automakers, there's currently an overload of charging apps, all trying to do variations of the same thing: Getting you to the fastest available chargers, along your route, and being functional inside and outside the car.

SABIC’S new dielectric film performs at 150 °C, improving the efficiency of inverter modules for EVs

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SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, introduced its new 5-micron ELCRES HTV150 dielectric film for high-temperature, high-voltage, professional-grade capacitor applications, such as traction inverters for hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery electric vehicles (xEV). This new film, featuring high-heat performance up to 150 °C, surpasses the temperature and voltage capabilities of incumbent products.

Off-road lift kit for Jeep Wrangler 4xe is a plug-in hybrid first

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Like its gasoline and diesel counterparts, the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe will get a number of accessories under the Jeep Performance Parts banner, including a lift kit.

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EGEB: GM plans to invest $1 billion in its Mexico site to build electric vehicles


In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): GM says it plans to invest $1 billion in a plant in Mexico to build electric vehicles. SMUD, Sacramento’s electricity provider, is paying people to become certified solar PV installers.

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Tesla says ‘brake failure’ protestor vandalized Model 3, refused third-party testing


Tesla is navigating through a difficult bout with an owner in Shanghai, China, named Zhang Yazhou, who appeared at the Shanghai Auto Show last week in protest of what she claimed was a faulty Model 3 braking system.

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German pilots film their drone hack of a Tesla


It’s well known short traders are atop the many, many things Tesla honcho Elon Musk hates in this world. But it’s a safe bet mischievous drone geeks now populate that list ­– especially after a pair of pilots hacked one of his luxury rides open from the air.

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Wrangler 4xe lift, GM Mexico investment, charging apps: Today’s Car News

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GM faces some backlash for a big investment in EVs in Mexico. Jeep rolls out some cool aftermarket pieces for its plug-in hybrid Wrangler. And EV charging apps are cause for confusion. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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Will quantum computing deliver a big leap forward for battery cells?


The Cologne-headquartered German Aerospace Center (DLR) and Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC) in the UK is the latest pair to explore how quantum computing could help create better simulation models for battery development. The DLR is Germany’s research center for aeronautics and space.

Nio Will Have A Massive Plant And R&D Center Called NeoPark


When it is ready, it will deliver 1 million EVs and 100 GWh per year


May Bike Month & Everything You Need to Know About 2021 City Ratings

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By: PeopleForBikes Staff Answers to the most common questions around our newly revamped ranking system for bicycling cities, now simpler and international.

Tesla launches perks for China’s Labor Day with EAP trial, HEPA filter discounts, and more


Tesla is going all out in its efforts to establish and grow a loyal consumer base in China. As the country prepares to celebrate its Labor Day break, which spans May 1 to May 5, Tesla has launched several novel perks specifically aimed at its domestic customers. .

Specialized Turbo Como SL review: Why a high-dollar comfort electric bike can be worth it


When I think of the bicycle company Specialized, I tend to think of their hardcore road bikes, or perhaps their mountain bikes. They make awesome models of both, though as an e-bike journalist I find myself particularly drawn to their Turbo line of electric road and e-mountain bikes.

Watch This Wild Tesla Model 3 Spin Out And Crazy Save


Once the spin begins, you'd think for sure a crash will follow

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Green Deals: Kick gas + oil to the curb with Greenworks’ Pro 80V electric mower at $447, more


Walmart is offering the Greenworks Pro 80V 21-inch Electric Mower for $446.70 shipped. For comparison, it normally fetches $599 and went for around $530 to $599 at Amazon before selling out there. Today’s deal marks a new low that we’ve tracked.

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Cute Citroen Ami EV Coming To US With Free2Move Car-Sharing


Free2Move will bring the Citroen Ami to Washington DC where it’s been operating since 2018

Kia Reveals UK Specifications & Pricing for All-New EV6

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See Rivian R1T In Action, Driven By Jeff Bezos


Elon Musk drives a Tesla Cybertruck, while Jeff Bezos a Rivian R1T

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