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Nearly 20% of intact tropical forest landscapes overlap with extractive industries

Green Car Congress

A new study from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and WWF finds that nearly 20% of tropical Intact Forest Landscapes (IFLs) overlap with concessions for extractive industries such as mining, oil and gas.

Lucid Air: EV-focused Pirelli tires help enable range, performance, refinement

Green Car Reports

Pirelli on Thursday released details on a new EV-focused version of its P Zero tire, which will debut on the 2021 Lucid Air luxury sedan. The tire has a high-load (HL) rating, allowing it to support the extra weight of battery packs in both electric cars and hybrids, a Pirelli press release said.

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Study suggests widespread use of EVs may negatively impact land use

Green Car Congress

In an open-access study published in the journal Sustainable Cities and Society , Francesco Orsi, of the Landscape Architecture and Spatial Planning Group, Wageningen University & Research, the Netherlands, suggests that widespread adoption of electric vehicles may have a negative impact on land use.

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SpaceX fires up world’s largest rocket booster on the first try

Teslarati

CEO Elon Musk says that SpaceX has successfully fired up Super Heavy – the largest rocket booster in the world – on the first try, potentially opening the door for a significantly more ambitious ‘static fire.’

Moscow to introduce electric ships for river public transport; solicitation to open in September

Green Car Congress

The city of Moscow is planning to bring back river public transport after an absence of 16 years. Water transport first appeared in the city in 1923. In 1960s it was in great demand. In 2006 regular water transport on the Moskva River stopped running—only leisure trips remained.

Tesla’s Grohmann facility expansion in Germany is nearing completion

Teslarati

Few might be aware, but Gigafactory Berlin is not Tesla’s first Germany-based factory. Years before the massive Gigafactory broke ground in Grünheide, Tesla was already operating a facility in Prüm, Germany.

DOE awards $3.7M for high performance computing research at national laboratories for energy applications

Green Car Congress

The US Department of Energy (DOE) recently awarded $3.7 million for high performance computing (HPC) projects that address key challenges in US manufacturing and materials development. As part of DOE’s High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) initiative, the 13 selected teams will work with the DOE’s national laboratories to apply advanced modeling, simulation, and data analysis to projects that improve manufacturing efficiency and explore new materials for energy applications.

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Overview of EV material selection considerations for chassis and suspension

Green Car Congress

Writing in Light Metal Age , Andrew Halonen of Mayflower Consulting provides an overview of weight optimization considerations for electric vehicles through a combination of design and material selection. Halonen is president of Mayflower, a lightweighting consultancy that provides strategic marketing, market research, and business development for high tech clients. Halonen works with castings, extrusions, brakes, and new material development programs.

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Tesla Model 3 and Model Y with FSD to receive Auto Shift function: Elon Musk

Teslarati

It appears that the Tesla Model S’ new Auto Shift function would also be rolled out to other vehicles like the Model 3 and Model Y. This was according to CEO Elon Musk, who recently posted his insights about the feature on Twitter.

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NHTSA urges owners of select MY 2017-2019 Bolt EVs to park outside due to fire risk; originally recalled in 2020

Green Car Congress

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urged owners of select Model Year 2017-2019 Chevrolet Bolt vehicles to park their cars outside and away from homes due to the risk of fire. Owners of these vehicles should park their vehicles outside away from homes and other structures immediately after charging and should not leave their vehicles charging overnight, according to General Motors.

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Tesla Model 3 deliveries pushed back in U.S. due to high demand

Teslarati

Are you looking to order a Tesla Model 3 soon? You might be waiting a while for it to show up at your local Showroom to accept delivery if you are in the United States.

INDOT, Purdue to develop wireless electric vehicle dynamic charging solution for highway infrastructure; magnetizable concrete

Green Car Congress

The Indiana Department of Transportation and Purdue University early in July announced plans to develop the first contactless wireless-charging concrete pavement highway segment. The project will use innovative magnetizable concrete developed by German startup Magment GmbH enabling wireless dynamic charging of electric vehicles as they drive.

Elon Musk says Tesla’s Summon is ‘a fun trick’ that will only get better

Teslarati

Tesla’s Smart Summon feature is one of the most notable Full Self-Driving (FSD) suite characteristics.

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Hyzon Motors signs MoU with Superior Pak for up to 20 hydrogen-powered refuse collection vehicles

Green Car Congress

Hyzon Motors, a global supplier of hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles, announced a Memorandum of Understanding to develop and to supply 20 refuse collection vehicles (RCV) together with Superior Pak, an Australian manufacturer of waste-handling equipment. The companies aim to deliver a zero-emissions, high-performance side-lift garbage truck, capable of undertaking the 1500-2000 compactor lifts required during an 8-10 hour suburban working cycle.

Charging station straggler Indiana to spend $5.5M to catch up

Electrek

Indiana has been slow to install electric car chargers, but the Hoosier State is now going to give eight electric utilities, including Duke Energy, NIPSCO, and AES Indiana, more than $5.5 million to set up 61 EV fast charging stations.

Tesla launches first V3 Superchargers in Singapore ahead of initial deliveries

Teslarati

Tesla has launched its first V3 Superchargers in Singapore as the automaker prepares for initial deliveries in the country.

Tesla is closing its first Supercharger station over security concerns

Electrek

Tesla is closing its Supercharger station at its design studio in Los Angeles, its very first Supercharger, reportedly over security concerns. more… The post Tesla is closing its first Supercharger station over security concerns appeared first on Electrek.

Rivian update, Lucid Air tires, BMW 3-Series PHEV drive review, EV fleet charging: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

The Lucid Air will get special Pirelli performance tires for EVs. Rivian delays deliveries to September. We take a look at the tech-savvy 3-Series plug-in hybrid. And is the grid ready for big EV delivery fleets? This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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Lightyear One to be manufactured in Finland by Valmet Automotive

Electrek

EV startup Lightyear has announced a letter of intent with contract manufacturer Valmet Automotive as a production partner of its upcoming Lightyear One solar electric vehicle (SEV).

First drive review: 2021 BMW 330e plug-in hybrid hits the right numbers but shuns its sport-sedan heritage

Green Car Reports

“OK Boomer,” jeered BMW last November, in a social-media ad for its first fully electric SUV, the iX. It was a reference to an already outdated meme that feels so last-decade now.

XPeng shares aggressive pricing for new P5 sedan, undercutting Tesla Model 3 by $14k

Electrek

Chinese EV automaker XPeng Motors has shared pricing on its upcoming P5 sedan, and it’s quite ambitious.

Study: Emissions of electric fleets depends greatly on the “when, where, and how” of charging

Green Car Reports

As more fleets go all-electric at a large scale, they’re starting to understand that how EVs are managed can have a big impact in the long-term payoffs—both in money and ownership costs and also in greenhouse gas emissions.

GM confirms new GMC electric pickup truck, its third confirmed electric pickup

Electrek

General Motors (GM) has confirmed that it is working on a new GMC electric pickup truck to follow the GMC Hummer EV. It will be GM’s third electric pickup after the Silverado electric.

GM confirms next all-electric pickup truck after Hummer EV and Silverado EV

Teslarati

While Ford has the F-150 Lightning and Tesla has the Cybertruck, General Motors is taking a multi-pronged approach in its electric pickup truck strategy. As revealed by GM on Monday, it would be offering at least three large all-electric pickup trucks in the future.

Ford unveils lower-priced Mustang Mach-E in China to qualify for subsidies

Electrek

Over the weekend, US automaker Ford unveiled a new, long-range RWD version of its Mustang Mach-E in China, priced at 282,000 yuan ($43,450) to qualify for state-led subsidies.

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A Pick Up for the Electric Vehicle Market

Energy Institute at HAAS

Electrifying light-duty trucks will lower the cost of the electric vehicle transition, according to new research. In the early 2000s, the Hummer became a symbol of cars at their environmental … Continue Reading A Pick Up for the Electric Vehicle Market.

EGEB: US was No. 1 producer of natural gas and petroleum in 2020

Electrek

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): The US produced more petroleum and natural gas than any other country in 2020. Average US solar construction costs continued to fall in 2019.

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New Step Towards Zero-Emission Driving in Cities

EV Obssesion

44 New e-hybrid articulated buses for De Lijn, Public Transport Operator (PTO) in the Flemish part of Belgium News courtesy of – De Lijn We are taking another important step in emission-free driving in urban areas.

SpaceX tops off Starship launch tower during Blue Origin crew launch briefing

Teslarati

On Sunday morning, SpaceX began the process of installing the last prefabricated section of Starship’s skyscraper-sized ‘launch tower’ around the same time as startup Blue Origin kicked off a preflight briefing for its first crewed suborbital launch.

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Tesla is bringing its Autopilot-based ‘Smart Shift’ shifter to Model 3 and Model Y

Electrek

CEO Elon Musk announced that Tesla is bringing its Autopilot-based “Smart Shift” drive mode shifter to Model 3 and Model Y. But those who don’t like the feature will be happy to know that it is an option. more… The post Tesla is bringing its Autopilot-based ‘Smart Shift’ shifter to Model 3 and Model Y appeared first on Electrek.

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EVgo Named by GM as a Preferred Provider for EV Fleets

EV Obssesion

EVgo will plan and deploy EV charging and infrastructure solutions for GM fleet and BrightDrop customers LOS ANGELES – July 15, 2021 – EVgo Inc.,

Lucid Motors highlights Service options and Warranty details ahead of Air deliveries

Teslarati

Lucid Motors has announced what it will offer for owners in terms of vehicle service, as well as warranty details ahead of the initial deliveries of its first car, the Air. Lucid is expected to begin delivering the Air sedan in the premier Dream Edition sometime later this year.

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BMW i Ventures Invests in Natural Fiber Welding

EV Obssesion

BMW i Ventures Invests in Natural Fiber Welding, a Company Revolutionizing the Materials Industry Through the Use of All-Natural and Fully Recyclable Ingredients, Closer Cooperation with BMW Group Underway.

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Lucid Air To Debut Pirelli's New P Zero HL Tire For EVs

InsideEVs

Pirelli's new high load index tire is said to provide both low rolling resistance and a high level of driving comfort

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NIU KQi3 electric scooter review: Faster, farther, and better for less money

Electrek

NIU is famous for its smart electric scooters – as in seated electric scooters. But the company recently made waves by announcing its entry into the electric kick scooter market with the NIU KQi3.

AutoTrader Finds Hyundai Ioniq 5 A True Contender To Tesla

InsideEVs

With the Hyundai Ioniq 5, Tesla has a true contender

Sono Motors selects Sibros to provide software and OTA updates for upcoming Sion SEVs

Electrek

Sibros, a company specializing in deeply connected software and over-the-air (OTA) updates, has announced a collaboration with Sono Motors.