Thu.Sep 16, 2021

Barcelona adds 24 more Solaris electric buses

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Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB), the public transport operator for the Barcelona metropolitan area has ordered 24 Solaris Urbino 12 electric buses, which will arrive by the end of 2022. The value of the contract, concluded as a result of a tender, stands at more than €12 million.

Ford F-150 Lightning electric trucks already produced, first deliveries still due for spring 2022

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The Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup isn’t due until spring 2022, but Ford on Thursday confirmed that the first pre-production examples of the Lightning are already being built at the factory that will make consumer-bound versions next year.

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Ricardo to use transport location data to improve air quality in global cities

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Ricardo has won a national competition to demonstrate the benefits that transport location data can have on urban air quality. The project addresses both the existing vehicle fleet and also extends to long-term improvements in air quality.

Lucid Air electric car: 520-mile EPA range rating ousts Tesla from top spot

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The U.S. EPA has posted official efficiency and range estimates for the 2022 Lucid Air electric luxury sedan. Its 520-mile range rating establishes a new record, surpassing that of the highest-range Tesla by more than 100 miles.

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Xtreme Diesel Performance to pay $1.125M penalty for selling defeat devices

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Xtreme Diesel Performance (XDP), an automotive parts manufacturer and retailer based in Wall Township, New Jersey, with a sales distribution center in Las Vegas, Nevada, has agreed to stop manufacturing and selling parts for diesel pickup trucks that, when installed, bypass, defeat, or render inoperative EPA-approved emission controls and harm air quality.

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Rivian is making R1T electric trucks for customers, hasn't detailed first deliveries yet

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Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe tweeted Tuesday that the company had built its first customer R1T electric pickup truck. However, while Rivian also confirmed that it has met regulatory requirements to begin deliveries, it hasn't provided any detail on how that will play out.

Ballard launches FCmove-HD+ fuel cell power module for trucks and buses

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Ballard Power Systems launched the FCmove-HD+ fuel cell module. FCmove-HD+ is designed for buses and medium- and heavy-duty trucks, and is the latest product in Ballard’s 8 th generation heavy-duty power module portfolio.

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TWAICE and pepper partner for full battery transparency in retrofitted commercial vehicles

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Xpeng P5 electric sedan starts around $25,000, leads in driver-assistance tech, aims for Europe

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Chinese automaker Xpeng has released pricing information for its third electric car, the P5 sedan. While the P5 is destined for Europe in addition to Xpeng's home market, it's unlikely to reach the United States.

Ford, Argo AI, and Walmart to launch autonomous vehicle delivery service in three US cities

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Ford Motor Company, Argo AI and Walmart are working together to launch an autonomous vehicle delivery service in Miami; Austin, Texas; and Washington, DC—Walmart’s first multi-city autonomous delivery collaboration in the US. The last mile delivery service will use Ford self-driving test vehicles equipped with the Argo AI Self-Driving System to deliver Walmart orders to customers.

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Tesla unveils its ‘secret to a quiet cabin’: Proprietary ‘Tesla Glass’


Tesla has released a new video that unveils its “secret to a quiet cabin”: its propriety Tesla Glass. more… The post Tesla unveils its ‘secret to a quiet cabin’: Proprietary ‘Tesla Glass’ appeared first on Electrek.

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IVECO and Nikola open JV plant for electric heavy-duty trucks; 25 Nikola Tre BEVs to Hamburg

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IVECO and Nikola formally unveiled the manufacturing facility in Ulm, Germany for Nikola Tre electric heavy-duty trucks; production will begin by year end. The first Nikola Tre models produced here will be delivered to select customers in the United States in 2022.

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Tesla (TSLA) builds giant new delivery center in China as it expects big things to come


Tesla (TSLA) has built a giant new delivery center in Beijing, the largest in China and possibly the world, as it expects big things to come in the important market.

Romeo Power and Dynexus Technology collaborate to introduce advanced battery sensing and diagnostics for battery-electric commercial vehicles

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Romeo Power and Dynexus Technology, a provider of battery sensing solutions and data-driven battery intelligence, will collaborate to integrate Dynexus Technology’s actionable battery performance and health sensors into Romeo Power’s battery ecosystem.

Tesla launches a new Megapack project in UK with Autobidder


Tesla has launched a new 68 MWh Megapack project in Contego, West Sussex, that will use Autobidder AI software for real-time trading and control. The project has a peak power of 34 MW DC and has a storage capacity of 68 MWh.

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Jacobs and Tula to cooperate on CDA valve actuation with Dynamic Skip Fire control

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Jacobs Vehicle Systems and Tula Technology have signed a cooperation agreement to accelerate the development of Jacobs Cylinder Deactivation (CDA) valve actuation technology in conjunction with Tula’s Dynamic Skip Fire (DSF) control algorithms ( earlier post ). Cylinder Deactivation leverages Jacobs’ well-established componentry to disable engine valves in selected cylinders allowing a large engine to have the fuel economy of a smaller engine.

Tesla unveils its latest Megapack project powered by Autobidder


Tesla has released new images of its latest Megapack project and said that it is powered by its Autobidder software. more… The post Tesla unveils its latest Megapack project powered by Autobidder appeared first on Electrek.

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SpaceX shows off largest window in space after spectacular Inspiration4 launch


SpaceX has revealed the first on-orbit view of the largest window every launched on a rocket – and provided an update on the status of its first private astronauts – after Wednesday night’s spectacular Inspiration4 launch.

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Wabtec unveils its battery-electric train following the first official purchase


Rail freight manufacturer Wabtec Corporation has officially unveiled the newest version of what it calls “the world’s first battery-electric freight train.”

Tesla opens pre-registration for Giga Fest at Giga Berlin


Tesla has officially opened pre-registration for Giga Fest at Giga Berlin, an event on October 9th that will allow citizens of Berlin and Brandenburg to join the automaker for a County Fair.

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Ford starts pre-production of F-150 Lightning electric pickup as the race heats up


Ford announced that it started pre-production of the F-150 Lightning as the race to bring electric pickup trucks to market heats up. more… The post Ford starts pre-production of F-150 Lightning electric pickup as the race heats up appeared first on Electrek.

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Crazy Tesla Cybertruck RV mod reveals functional prototype in new ad


The crazy Tesla Cybertruck RV mod, known as the Cyberlandr, pledges to turn the all-electric pickup into a tight, but spacious, living quarters. Until now, the Cyberlandr was simply an idea with over $50 million pre-orders and imminent production status.

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Lightyear raises $110 million to bring its $170,000 ‘solar’ electric car to market


Lightyear, a startup developing electric solar cars, has announced a significant $110 million round of financing to bring its first vehicle to market. A lot of money is being raised in the EV sector right now.

Ford begins pre-production of F-150 Lightning and boosts EV investment by $250M


Ford continues to put its money where its mouth is when considering its transition to electrification. Today, Ford announced it has launched pre-production of the F-150 Lightning, the company’s all-electric version of the U.S.’

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Next stop, Nasdaq! EV battery-swapping network Gogoro is going public


The battery-swapping Goliath known as Gogoro is going public on the Nasdaq stock exchange in a monumental deal set to value the company at around US $2.3 billion. more… The post Next stop, Nasdaq! EV battery-swapping network Gogoro is going public appeared first on Electrek.

Lucid Air Dream gets massive 520-mile range rating in preliminary EPA tests


The Lucid Air Dream Edition has received a preliminary EPA range rating of 520 miles, becoming the first elective vehicle to achieve an EPA rating of over 500 miles.

EGEB: First major US offshore wind farm achieves $2.3B financial close


In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): At $2.3B, Vineyard Wind is one of the largest clean energy project investments in the US. Rochester is New York State’s largest municipality to launch a community choice clean energy program.

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Maiden Flight (Vimeo) for Rolls-Royce’s All-Electric ‘Spirit of Innovation’ Takes to the Skies for the 1st Time

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We are pleased to announce the completion of the first flight of our all-electric ‘Spirit of Innovation’ aircraft. At 14:56 (BST) the plane took to the skies propelled by its powerful 400kW (500+hp) electric powertrain with the most power-dense battery pack ever assembled for an aircraft.

Will this metal recycling startup revolutionize the battery and clean energy sectors?


Most of the materials required for batteries and other clean energy technology are dirty to mine. They’re also mostly controlled by China. Can a recycling technology startup change that?

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SpaceX Falcon 9 booster returns to California port for the first time in years


For the first time in almost three years, a SpaceX Falcon 9 booster has returned to a California port after a successful West Coast launch and landing.

Longest-range electric vehicles (EVs) you can buy in 2021


As electric vehicles look to gain an even larger portion of the automobile market in 2021, consumers will look at a number of factors as they choose to go electric.

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Tesla’s Yoke under fire again, shows ‘little benefit’ in new dismissive review


The Tesla Model S Yoke steering wheel has not won over the writers at Consumer Reports, but then again, what at Tesla has? In another dismissive review of the Yoke, CR’s Keith Barry stated that the new Tesla wheel shows “little benefit” and has “potential safety pitfalls.”

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GM extends pause of Bolt EV and EUV production to mid-October


Following previous news that it was halting all Bolt EV and EUV production until battery supplier LG can supply defect-free cells, General Motors (GM) has announced an extended pause into October. The decision follows a recall of Chevy Bolt EVs over battery issues resulting in twelve reported fires.

Electric lorry travels 683 miles on a charge

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Futuricum Logistics 18E truck sets new world record for electric lorry range

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Renault Megane E-TECH: Meet the Zoe’s big brother [Video]


It really isn’t much fun being a non-German brand at a German motor show. While Mercedes, Audi, Porsche, and co. drew all the headlines with their enormous and elaborate display stands, poor Renault was tucked away in an easily missable corner of a much quieter hall of the Munich expo center.

Q&A With Co-Creator of the 6502 Processor

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Few people have seen their handiwork influence the world more than Bill Mensch. He helped create the legendary 8-bit 6502 microprocessor , launched in 1975, which was the heart of groundbreaking systems including the Atari 2600 , Apple II , and Commodore 64.

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Lucid shares EPA range for Air models including 520 miles on the Dream Edition Range


US EV automaker Lucid Motors has just shared some of the official EPA ranges for its flagship Air sedan, and they are quite impressive. In an official press release, Lucid revealed the EPA estimated range for two versions of the upcoming Dream Edition Air, as well as the Grand Touring.

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