Thu.May 06, 2021

Press shop expansion at VW EV plant Zwickau to cut 9,000 truck journeys per year

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Volkswagen officially inaugurated the press shop expansion in its electric car plant in Zwickau. As of now, the complete outer skin for the six electric models produced in Zwickau will be pressed on site.

Stellantis won't need Tesla emissions credits: EV maker set to lose hundreds of millions

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Tesla has relied on selling emissions credits to boost its revenue, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has been one of its biggest clients.


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CTE: entire US transit fleet could transition to ZEVs by 2035 for $56B - $89B

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In a new report produced at the request of Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), the Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) concluded that a the entire US transit fleet could transition to zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) by 2035 at a cost of between $56.22

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Range is now the top priority for EV shoppers, survey finds

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Range is the most important consideration for electric-car shoppers, according to a new survey, marking a change from a similar survey conducted by the listings and analysis firm in 2019.

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Stockton school district partners with Mobility House for electric school bus charging; savings of $500K over 5 years

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Stockton Unified School District in Stockton, Calif., has partnered with The Mobility House to deploy smart charging strategy and management solutions for the district’s zero-emission fleet project, which is now operational and scheduled to transport students to schools throughout the district.

EV smartphone apps for Tesla and VW panned, Kia lauded in study

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Tesla’s smartphone app for its vehicles doesn’t get anything close to a top rating versus other EV brands in a recent study combining customer feedback and an expert assessment. The app ranks sixth out of 14 EV automakers considered in the J.D.

Thomas Built Buses delivers 50th Proterra Powered electric school bus

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Thomas Built Buses (TBB), a leading manufacturer of school buses in North America; its exclusive Virginia dealer, Sonny Merryman Inc.; and Proterra celebrated the delivery of the 50 th Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley battery-electric school bus.

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Co-Optima FY20 report highlights advances in engines-fuels research

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A report released this week highlights the most significant breakthroughs of the last year in the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Co-Optimization of Fuels & Engines (Co-Optima) initiative, with details on findings that could translate into significant greenhouse gas (GHG) and tailpipe emissions reductions.

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Coal is losing the price war to wind and solar faster than anticipated


The costs of most existing coal-fired power plants in the US are now more expensive than the total costs of wind and solar as a result of their plunging costs, according to a new study.

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IEA: governments must act to ensure sufficient supply of critical minerals to meet net-zero goals

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Tesla’s (TSLA) demand is through the roof, already sold out this quarter


Tesla (TSLA) is currently seeing exceptionally strong demand for its vehicles as it is already sold out for the quarter, according to sources familiar with the matter. more… The post Tesla’s (TSLA) demand is through the roof, already sold out this quarter appeared first on Electrek.

DTE Energy partners with Ford on new rooftop solar installation and battery storage

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DTE Energy has commissioned a new solar array at the Ford Research & Engineering Center in Dearborn, Michigan. The 2,159-panel array is located on the rooftop level of the Deck 400 parking structure.

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Tesla is planning a new facility named ‘Bobcat Project’ next to Gigafactory Texas


Tesla is planning a new facility named “Bobcat Project” next to Gigafactory Texas, according to newly filed documents with the local municipality. more… The post Tesla is planning a new facility named ‘Bobcat Project’ next to Gigafactory Texas appeared first on Electrek.

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CEC EPIC report highlights research making grid more resilient & reliable

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The California Energy Commission’s (CEC) latest annual report on the Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) program highlights how public-interest research is helping California meet its goal of decarbonizing the electrical system by 2045.

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ARRIVAL Exclusive – Inside Britain’s most ‘valuable’ business | FULLY CHARGED


What Arrival is doing is revolutionary, and since our visit last July, we have been desperate to return to its R&D centre in Banbury to see how the EV startup’s electric van and bus designs have developed.

Korean steelmaker POSCO focusing on Green & Mobility business; e Autopos

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South Korea’s POSCO, one of the world’s top steel producers, is carrying forward a transition of its business structure to focus on “Green & Mobility”, based on various automotive capabilities in the group.

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Tesla sells out production capacity for Q2 2021, hinting at monster demand: report


Tesla’s Q1 2021 was one for the books, but the second quarter is shaping up to be even more impressive, with recent reports noting that the company had already sold out its production capacity for Q2 2021. This bodes well for the EV maker’s production and delivery numbers this year. .

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Tesla moves to give greater access to data from your electric car after pressure in China


Tesla announced that it will create a database to give greater access to data from their electric cars after being under pressure in China. more… The post Tesla moves to give greater access to data from your electric car after pressure in China appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla Model Y taxi fleet coming to NYC yellow cab industry thanks to Gravity


Tesla Model Y yellow cabs may be cruising through New York City (NYC) streets soon, thanks to Gravity’s efforts. The NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) recently approved its pilot program to introduce more battery electric vehicles (BEVs) to the yellow taxi industry.

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EGEB: Opportunities for solar workers will skyrocket – in numbers


In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): The US solar industry employed 231,474 workers in 2020. By 2035, we’ll need 900,000 solar workers. 2020 saw the largest annual decrease in US energy production on record.

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Tesla raises Model 3 and Model Y prices anew after selling out Q2 production capacity


Amidst reports that Tesla has already sold out its full second quarter production capacity , the electric car maker implemented a new round of price increases for the Model 3 and Model Y, its two most popular vehicles.

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Renault Mégane E-TECH Electric production shots revealed as automaker rebrands for electric era


Today in France, Renault CEO Luca de Meo and the Renault brand team shared their new vision of the company. They painted themselves as an energy transition leader on the forefront of the latest technology and services, operating in a more sustainable and responsible manner.

Tesla’s market share in a critical area is set for a huge boost: analyst


Tesla’s market share as a manufacturer is set for a huge boost in Europe, according to Matthias Schmidt of the European Electric Car Report.

NIO expands outside of China – starting with launching its electric vehicles in Norway


NIO, one of the most successful new electric automakers to come out of China, is expanding for the first time out of its home country – starting with launching its electric vehicles in Norway.

Elon Musk shares update on SNL appearance, says everyone is being friendly


There are disadvantages to being considered as the real-life Tony Stark. Just like his comic book counterpart, Elon Musk courts controversy on a relatively frequent basis, whether through his occasional off-the-cuff Twitter commentary or his stance on sensitive subjects.

Volta Trucks accelerates expansion with 3 new vehicles, plans for North America


Commercial EV manufacturer Volta Trucks has just laid out an ambitious road map through 2025, planning an expansion of its vehicle portfolio, sales, markets, and manufacturing facilities.

Tesla’s START program is giving people great jobs and rewarding careers


Tesla CEO Elon Musk once said that college “is basically for fun and to prove that you can do your chores, but they’re not for learning.”

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Cowboy releases two new sleek-looking belt-drive electric bikes with 50% more torque


Belgium’s Cowboy has already run through several generations of its popular urban-oriented electric bicycles. Now the company has just unveiled the new Cowboy C4 e-bike, which is available in two different models.

Electric trucks like the Tesla Semi are nearing cost parity with diesel, EU studies show


Two new studies from the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and Transport & Environment (T&E) have suggested that advances in technology would enable battery-powered heavy trucks like the Tesla Semi to become cheaper to own and run compared to their petrol and diesel counterparts.

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This new 60 mph and 8.4 kW standing electric scooter shows the industry isn’t slowing down


Forget high-performance electric scooters – we’ve now entered a whole new field of “ultra performance” electric scooters. Case in point: The NAMI BURN-E electric scooter just launched in the US by Miami-based FluidFreeRide. more… The post This new 60 mph and 8.4

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Ordering a Tesla from the Isle of Man (During lockdown)


I ordered my Model 3 in early May 2020, during the first COVID lockdown. Little did I know at the time how long the lockdown would last. However, I'd had my eye on buying a Tesla for some time and was eager to pull the trigger.

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Genesis to enter Europe with luxury EVs

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Korean luxury brand and Hyundai spin-off will bring three EVs to Europe, including the UK

Tesla patent outlines system to actively monitor improper seatbelt use


Seatbelts have saved countless lives since they were introduced, especially after Swedish engineer Nils Bohlin invented the now-ubiquitous three-point seatbelt in 1958. Inasmuch as seatbelts are a proven safety system, however, it is still very easy to misuse them.

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Green Deals: Trim your trees with a Greenworks 24V 12-in. brushless chainsaw at $170, more


Amazon is offering the Greenworks 24V 12-inch Brushless Chainsaw for $169.99 shipped. Normally around $200, and going for $219 at Home Depot right now, today’s deal marks one of the first major price drops that we’ve tracked and is the best available.

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Rumor: Hyundai To Launch Ioniq 6 Next Year


It's expected to be based on the Prophecy Concept

Quick Charge Podcast: May 6, 2021


Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts , Spotify , TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. more… The post Quick Charge Podcast: May 6, 2021 appeared first on Electrek.

Tesla’s rumored sale of regulatory credits to VW to last ‘two to three years’


Tesla’s rumored sale of its regulatory credits to Volkswagen to help the German automaker reach emissions targets is likely to last “two to three years,” according to VW Auto Group CEO Herbert Diess.