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New York City Council passes bill mandating all city school buses be electric by 2035

Green Car Congress

The New York City Council passed a bill mandating that the city’s school bus fleet be fully electric by 1 September 2035. The bill passed with 44 votes in favor and one vote against. Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to sign the bill into law.

Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car goes 845 miles between fills—driven very slowly

Green Car Reports

A 2021 Toyota Mirai was driven 845 miles on a single tank of hydrogen, setting a Guinness World Record for the longest distance driven by a fuel-cell vehicle without refueling. However, that record comes with a few caveats.

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DOE announces Stage 1 CABLE Conductor Manufacturing Prize Winners

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The US Department of Energy announced Stage 1 winners of the Conductivity-enhanced materials for Affordable, Breakthrough Leapfrog Electric and thermal applications ( CABLE ) Conductor Manufacturing Prize. The 10 teams selected in Stage 1 of this $4.5-million, three-stage competition will work to develop affordable, manufacturable materials that conduct electricity more efficiently and upgrade the US manufacturing and transportation infrastructures.

Tesla releases updated Giga Berlin render, complete with graffiti art

Teslarati

A new render of Tesla Giga Berlin with graffiti art was recently posted on the company’s website. It gave a better picture of Giga Berlin Phase 1 once it is finished. . Tesla asked artists to submit graffiti art samples to cover Giga Berlin back in May.

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Renault Group to partner with Terrafame for sustainable nickel supply

Green Car Congress

Renault Group and Finland-based metals producer Terrafame have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the future supply of nickel sulfate. With this agreement, Renault Group will secure a significant annual supply of nickel sulfate from Terrafame, representing up to 15 GWh of annual capacity.

Tesla unveils new structural battery pack with 4680 cells in Gigafactory Berlin tour

Electrek

Tesla has unveiled its latest structural battery pack with 4680 cells during a Gigafactory Berlin tour ahead of the start of Model Y production at the new factory. more… The post Tesla unveils new structural battery pack with 4680 cells in Gigafactory Berlin tour appeared first on Electrek.

Wärtsilä and Eidesvik Offshore to partner on converting ship to ammonia-fueled engine

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The technology group Wärtsilä and Norwegian ship owner Eidesvik Offshore ASA have signed a cooperation agreement aimed at converting an offshore supply vessel (OSV) to operate with an ammonia-fueled combustion engine with required fuel supply and safety system. This project will be the first of its kind and has a provisional completion target by the end of 2023. The OSV considered for a retrofit currently has Wärtsilä dual-fuel engines operating primarily with LNG fuel.

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Gogoro’s swappable EV batteries enter China, scooter makers unveil compatible new models

Electrek

Gogoro announced plans to expand its battery-swapping system into China earlier this year. Now the company is making good on those promises, and its partners are already rolling out new electric two-wheelers to fit Gogoro’s batteries.

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SpaceX prepares Starship launch tower’s rocket-catching arms for installation

Teslarati

SpaceX has begun preparing its Starbase ‘launch tower’ for the installation of a pair of giant arms designed to lift, stack, and even catch Starships and Super Heavy boosters out of mid-air.

Hyundai IONIQ 5 Scoops Multiple Honours at the 2021 News UK Motor Awards

EV Obssesion

Hyundai IONIQ 5 voted ‘Best Designed Car of the Year’ by expert judging panel ‘Motoring Innovation of the Year’ also awarded to IONIQ 5 for its relaxation seats and Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) technology The exterior design is a futuristic interpretation of Hyundai’s first ever production car, the Pony IONIQ 5, Hyundai’s first car built on a […].

Tesla’s “Giga Bier” features a Cybertruck-themed bottle

Teslarati

Tesla Giga Berlin’s County Fair kicked off today and Elon Musk was present and accounted for at the event. As per usual for Tesla’s biggest events, Elon Musk briefly addressed the attendees at the “Giga Fest.”

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New York City Council Requires All School Buses to be Electric By 2035

EV Obssesion

Originally published by U.S. PIRG, an advocate for the public interest.

Mercedes-Benz Starts Series Production Of eActros Truck

InsideEVs

Next year, it will be joined by a municipal version (eEconic). eActros LongHaul for long-distance transport is scheduled for 2024

Renault Group to Partner with Terrafame for Sustainable Nickel Supply

EV Obssesion

Terrafame to supply Renault Group with low-carbon and fully traceable nickel sulphate for electric vehicle (EV) batteries. The partnership supports Renault Group’s strategy to offer competitive, sustainable, and ‘made in Europe’ electric vehicles.

Tesla Teases New Colors For Made-In-Germany Model Y

InsideEVs

Crimson Red and Deep Blue reportedly coming first

Many Tesla Short Sellers Are Giving Up

EV Obssesion

Most of Tesla’s ($TSLA) short sellers are giving up, Bloomberg reports. The article stated that Tesla is inflicting more pain on short sellers and cited data from S3 Partners which shows that short interest, which is around 3.2% of the float, is at its lowest ever.

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Jaguar I-PACE Sales Decreased In Q3 2021

InsideEVs

The I-PACE approaches 50,000 cumulative sales globally

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Proterra Selected by Capital Metro in One of the Largest Electric Transit Bus Procurements in North America

EV Obssesion

Proterra Transit battery-electric buses feature zero tailpipe emissions, saving approximately 230,000 pounds of greenhouse gases annually when replacing a diesel bus. The company’s fleet of zero-emission, electric transit buses have displaced over 100 million pounds of CO2 tailpipe emissions.

Toyota Mirai Sets Guinness World Record: 845 Miles On Hydrogen

InsideEVs

That's more than twice the EPA range, but it required hypermiling under specific weather and driving conditions

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EMotorad To Showcase Its E-Bikes At Dubai Expo 2020

CleanTechnica

I recently interviewed EMotorad CEO Kunal Gupta, who told me that they were preparing to showcase the company’s premium, Indian-made e-bikes at Dubai Expo 2020. No, that is not a typo, even though it is clearly deep into 2021. The event is a 6-month-long showcase.

Rivian Thinks It Can Derive $15,500 In Subscription Income From Every Vehicle It Sells

CleanTechnica

When Rivian filled for its IPO recently, the documents revealed some surprising things. As Carolyn Fortuna points out, they show the company has burned through a sizable chunk of cash trying to get its business off the ground. In 2020, it lost just over $1 billion.

A Just & Socially Supportive Transportation Transition

CleanTechnica

In our enthusiasm for renewable energy and electric vehicles, we need to be aware that during this massive disruption, people are going to get hurt. Company shares may drop to $0, assets may be stranded, and people will either lose their jobs or have to be retrained.

MrBeast Awards A 9-Year-Old Fan A Tesla Model 3

CleanTechnica

This is a sweet, heartwarming story that’s sure to brighten your day. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports that popular YouTuber MrBeast recently awarded a 9-year old boy a brand new Tesla Model 3!

Tesla Redesigned Headlights To Not Blind While Bright — Legal In Europe, Not In US

CleanTechnica

Yesterday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk replied to a tweet about headlights — yep, headlights. Paul Kelly shared a photo of new Tesla headlights at the Berlin factory and noted that the lights are fully adaptive on the Berlin-built Model Y. In his second tweet, he shared a video.

Tesla Berlin Production To Begin Next Month. 4680 Battery Cells? Battery-Mounted Seats?

CleanTechnica

Elon was in Germany last weekend to celebrate the start of production at Tesla Berlin.

Samsung Will Play A Key Role As Tesla Cybertruck Comes To Market

CleanTechnica

The deal between Tesla and Samsung is almost complete for the production of the next-generation Tesla FSD chip, aka HW 4.0 Hardware 4). A report from The Korea Economic Daily revealed insight into the provider of this integrated chip that Tesla plans to install in the Cybertruck for the first time.

Video: Tesla Giga Berlin Factory Tour — Dance of the Robots

CleanTechnica

YouTube channel “Giga Berlin/GF4Tesla, build GIGABERLIN” has shared a 28-minute long video tour of Tesla’s Giga Berlin. The video started out with a group of people watching yellow robots working in sync with one another — almost like a dance.

Lucy Pulls Back the Tesla FSD Football Again

CleanTechnica

It’s been a couple of years since many of us first expected our cars would be getting “feature complete” Full Self-Driving. In 2018 when I bought my Model 3 and the first half of 2019, the plan was by the end of 2019.

Tesla Model 3 Outsells Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, And Mercedes C-Class In Germany!

CleanTechnica

Tesla is outselling Audi, BMW, and Mercedes in their home market.