Fri.May 07, 2021

UNFI adding 53 all-electric TRUs to California fleet

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United Natural Foods, Inc. is adding 53 all-electric transport refrigerated trailer units (TRUs) to its fleet located at the company’s Riverside, Calif. distribution center.

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Plug-in models nearing 1 of 10 new-vehicle sales in California

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Plug-in vehicles—including battery-electric cars, plug-in hybrids, and hydrogen fuel-cell cars—are nearing one in 10 new-car sales in California, according to a periodic update from industry group Veloz, referring to the latest data from the state.


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Cummins and KBR to collaborate on integrated green ammonia solutions

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Cummins Inc. and KBR signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate on offering a complete and integrated solution to produce ammonia from renewable sources: green ammonia.

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Nio picks Norway as first market outside China—battery swapping included

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Chinese automaker Nio announced Thursday that it will make Norway the first market for its electric cars outside of its home country. Plans include a small network of company-owned showrooms and battery-swapping stations.

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Rolls-Royce unveils 3rd Pearl engine; 5% higher efficiency, capable of operating on 100% SAF

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Rolls-Royce has officially unveiled the Pearl 10X, the third and most powerful member of its market-leading Pearl engine family for the business aviation market.

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California EV sales, CARB’s plan for 2035, Nio in Norway: Today’s Car News

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China’s Nio heads to Norway. The Tesla Model Y is California’s top-selling EV. And CARB lays out a plan that’s not quite an ICE ban. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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Wright demonstrates megawatt-class high-performance inverter for electric aircraft

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Wright Electric, a company developing an electric single aisle commerical aircraft comparable to the Boeing 737 or Airbus 320 ( earlier post ), has begun testing and has demonstrated a megawatt-class high-performance inverter. Whether a future airplane is battery-electric or powered by a hydrogen fuel cell, an inverter is a key component in high-voltage aircraft electric systems.

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FLO | AddEnergie deploying 120 EV chargers in New York City

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FLO | AddEnergie has begun shipping 120 EV chargers out of its factory in Shawinigan, Québec, destined for FLO network’s first deployment in New York City. Of the total, 100 chargers will be installed at 34 public curbside locations over the coming months across all of New York’s five boroughs. The remaining 20 will be installed at four additional locations to support the electrification of the City of New York’s fleet.

Tesla Supercharger network reaches 25,000-charger milestone


Tesla’s Supercharger network has now reached a total of 25,000 chargers – a big milestone for the fast-charging network. more… The post Tesla Supercharger network reaches 25,000-charger milestone appeared first on Electrek.

Technip Energies launches suite of blue hydrogen production technologies

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Technip Energies has launched of BlueH 2 by T.EN, a full suite of deeply-decarbonized and affordable solutions for hydrogen production. Building on its more than 50-year track record in the hydrogen market, Technip Energies is expanding its role into low/no-carbon energy solutions. Technip Energies’ BlueH2 by T.EN solutions offer: Up to a 99% reduction in the carbon footprint compared to the traditional hydrogen process—from ~10 down to 0.1

Tesla increases Model 3 and Model Y prices again; cheapest Tesla now starts at $39,500


Tesla updated its online configurator for Model 3 and Model Y overnight to increase the prices across the lineup. This is just the latest small price increase in a long series that is starting to add up.

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UCSD team suggests building more fast-charging stations based on study of pandemic impact on EV charging

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A team of engineers at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) recommends expanding fast-charging stations for electric vehicles as campuses and businesses start planning for a post-pandemic world. Their recommendation is based on their study of charging patterns for electric vehicles on the UCSD campus from early January to late May of 2020, after the university moved most of its operations online.

Elon Musk brings Tesla Cybertruck prototype with him to New York


Tesla has brought the Tesla Cybertruck prototype in a rare outing to New York City as Elon Musk is in town for Saturday Night Live. more… The post Elon Musk brings Tesla Cybertruck prototype with him to New York appeared first on Electrek.

Volta Trucks to offer four full-electric commercial vehicle models between 7.5t and 19t by 2025

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Building upon the success of the Volta Zero—a purpose-built full-electric 16-tonne commercial vehicle designed for inner-city last mile deliveries ( earlier post )—Volta Trucks plans to expand its product portfolio with three additional variants within the medium- to lower end of the heavy-duty class.

Elon Musk says SpaceX might refly Starship after historic landing


Update: CEO Elon Musk says that SpaceX “might try to refly SN15 soon” after it became the first Starship to ace a high-altitude launch and survive the landing. In other words, SpaceX might be about to kick off what’s bound to be a long and fruitful future of Starship reusability.

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PowerCell Sweden and Hitachi ABB Power Grids deepen collaboration within stationary power solutions

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PowerCell Sweden AB and Hitachi ABB Power Grids have signed an agreement regarding an in-depth collaboration around fuel cell based stationary power solutions. The intention is to combine the two companies’ technologies and to market fuel cell-based total solution offers that facilitates the transition to a more sustainable energy production.

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Lion Electric to construct the largest all-electric medium and heavy-duty vehicles plant in US


Lion Electric will build a new manufacturing plant in Joliet, Illinois. It will be the largest all-electric medium and heavy-duty vehicles plant in the US, according to Lion.

Bloom Energy and Baker Hughes to collaborate on efficient power and hydrogen solutions

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Solid oxide fuel cell company (SOFC) Bloom Energy and Baker Hughes, an energy technology company, will collaborate on the potential commercialization and deployment of integrated, low-carbon power generation and hydrogen solutions to advance the energy transition.

Tesla is set for another fight against unionization, this time over Gigafactory Berlin


Tesla is set for another fight against unionization, this time over Gigafactory Berlin. IG Metall, a powerful union in the German auto industry, confirmed that it wants to have a worker council at the factory.

DOE awards FuelCell Energy additional $8M for Phase 2 ARPA-E project with differentiated solid oxide platform

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded FuelCell Energy $8 million in Phase 2 funding for the previously announced ARPA-E project for development of ultra-high efficiency SOFC systems for power generation ( earlier post ). This additional funding commitment from the DOE represents another key step in FuelCell Energy’s path to commercialize its high efficiency solid oxide technology.

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Exclusive: SONDORS Metacycle electric motorcycle updates, better seat, passenger footpegs


The SONDORS Metacycle is slated to become the first low-cost highway-capable electric motorcycle released in the US.

Elon Musk advises caution for crypto investors: ‘Don’t take too much risk’


Elon Musk may be the de facto face of cryptocurrencies today due to Tesla’s Bitcoin stake and his frequent posts about Dogecoin, but the Tesla CEO has issued a word of caution for those willing to place their hard-earned money into digital currencies.

Electric motorcycles that charge to 85% in 15 minutes? This e-moto company says it’s close


In the electric motorcycle vs. gas-powered motorcycle debate, range and refueling time have become the only two areas where e-motos don’t quite stack up yet. But that could soon change. more… The post Electric motorcycles that charge to 85% in 15 minutes?

Tesla and Stellantis-owned Comau Robotics set up new automation at Fremont Factory


Tesla and Stellantis-owned Comau Robotics are setting up a new series of automation equipment for manufacturing at Tesla’s Fremont Factory in Northern California.

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Formula E races on full historic Monaco circuit for the first time this weekend


Formula E returns to Monaco this weekend, but it’s different this time. Rather than racing on an abridged version of the track as they’ve done before, they will finally race on the full version of the most famous racetrack in the world.

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Volkswagen says it can profitably sell a self-driving system for €7 an hour


Volkswagen is claiming that it can profitably sell a self-driving system to owners of its vehicles, and it will sell it for as little as €7 an hour. Since 2018, Volkswagen has been developing its Modular Electric Drive, or MEB, platform for electric vehicles.

Exclusive: The latest Chevy Bolt fire reveals troubling pattern that owners should be aware of


The recent Chevy Bolt fire on May 1, 2021 occurred just days after the “final fix” for the fire issue was announced.


Elon Musk references Starship SN15’s successful test in SNL preview


Elon Musk seemed to be in his (slightly awkward) element in a recent promo for his upcoming appearance as a guest host at Saturday Night Live. Musk, together with musical guest star Miley Cyrus, is poised to be featured in the noted late-night comedy show this coming Saturday, May 8, at 8:30 p.m.

Is the FUELL Flluid the ultimate commuter ebike?


Electric bicycles have exploded in popularity in the US and around the world. They provide the same personal mobility convenience as a bicycle, yet use an electric motor to help riders travel faster, farther, up steep hills and without the same level of exhaustion.

Citroën MY AMI CARGO puts the Light in Light Commercial Vehicle

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Citroën has turned its AMI into an LCV to offer final mile delivery capability for urban areas

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Sono Motors works with MAN to integrate solar panels into vans


Sono Motors has announced it has signed a letter of intent with MAN Truck & Bus to explore integration of Sono’s solar technology into MAN’s eTGE electric transporter van.

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NIO enters the European market for the first time

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Chinese EV brand NIO has introduced its cars and battery swapping tech in Norway

EGEB: A ‘molecular glue’ discovery makes perovskite solar cells more durable


In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): Brown University researchers find a way to strengthen a key weak point in perovskite solar cells. Ørsted and Polish energy company PGE to build 2.5 GW Baltica 2 and 3 offshore wind farms.

Hyundai Announces IONIQ 5 Prices & Specifications

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IONIQ 5, the first model from Hyundai’s IONIQ EV-exclusive brand Choice of 58kWh or 73kWh with RWD and AWD powertrains Charge from 10-80% in just 18 minutes with a range of up to 300 miles on a single charge Prices from £36,995 Leatherhead, 7th May– Hyundai Motor UK has announced the pricing and specification of […].

Tesla is more cautious about Full Self-Driving timeline with regulators than the public, based on new memo


Tesla is being a little more cautious about its Full Self-Driving timeline with regulators than with the public, according to a newly released memo from a meeting between Tesla and the California DMV.

Toyota Subsidiary Woven Acquires Lyft Autonomous Division

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Toyota’s Woven Planet Holdings has acquired Level 5, Lyft’s self-driving unit. Woven Planet’s deal brings scientists, software engineers, and researchers together as one. Last year, we detailed the launch of Woven, but since that time they’ve been relatively quiet until now.

Green Deals: Glarewheels X5 Electric Bike travels for 20-miles on a charge at $450, more


Today only, as part of its Deals of the Day , Best Buy is offering the Glarewheels X5 Electric Bike for $449.99 shipped. This is a $100 discount from its normal going rate and marks one of the first discounts that we’ve tracked.

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