Fri.Dec 03, 2021

Toyota showcases experimental hydrogen-powered GR Yaris

Green Car Congress

Toyota showcased its experimental hydrogen-powered combustion engine technology in the multiple award-winning GR Yaris.

Lexus teases RZ electric SUV due in 2022

Green Car Reports

The first Lexus EV sold in the United States will be a crossover SUV called the RZ, the automaker confirmed Thursday. The RZ is due to arrive in the U.S. in 2022, likely as a 2023 model, as is expected to be badged as the RZ 450e in this market.

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Bosch starting volume production of silicon carbide power semiconductors

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After several years of development, Bosch is now starting volume production of silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductors to supply automotive manufacturers worldwide. In the future, an increasing number of production vehicles will feature these chips. Picture: Bosch.

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Nissan concept translates Ariya electric crossover's performance to a single-seat race car

Green Car Reports

Nissan on Thursday unveiled an electric single-seat race car concept that uses the powertrain from its upcoming Ariya electric SUV.

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Electrify America reaches 30MW in installed battery energy storage at 140 DC-fast charging stations across the US; behind-the-meter grid services

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Electrify America has installed onsite, behind-the-meter battery energy storage systems (BESS) at more than 140 ultra-fast DC charging stations around the country, including more than 90 installations in California.

Nissan EV performance concept, Polestar 3 and Lexus RZ electric SUVs: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Lexus looks ahead to its first EV due next year. Nissan ponders EV performance with a race-influenced concept. And Polestar counts its future in 3, 4, 5. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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SCE quadruples rebate offer for pre-owned EVs to $4,000

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Southern California Edison (SCE) is offering a $4,000 rebate to income-qualified customers who buy or lease pre-owned electric vehicles. SCE has been offering a $1,000 rebate through its Pre-Owned EV Rebate program to residential customers who purchase or lease a used EV. Now the electric company has quadrupled this rebate amount for those who either live in a state-designated, income-qualified household or who are enrolled in certain state or federal income-assistance programs.

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Flanders, Belgium transport operator to order 60 electric buses from Van Hool and VDL

Green Car Congress

The board of De Lijn, the public transport authority and operator in Flanders, Belgium, has approved the order of 60 electric buses from Van Hool and VDL. Part of a framework agreement of 350 e-buses, this order represents yet another step towards a zero-emission fleet and accompanying infrastructures by 2035. The board also approved the purchase of charging infrastructure for e-buses and e-hybrids with two suppliers, Spie-Ekoenergetyka and Heliox.

Tesla updates Cybertruck with 4 motors, 4-wheel steering, and ‘crab mode’


Elon Musk confirmed that Tesla is updating the Cybertruck with a four-motor configuration that is going to enable independent power at each wheel and four-wheel steering with “crab” mode, like the Hummer EV.

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FHWA invites comment on new EV infrastructure programs

Green Car Congress

The Federal Highway Administration is inviting public comment on the development of guidance for two new electric vehicle charging station programs included in the recently enacted $1-trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The National Electric Vehicle Program or EV Charging Program will provide funding to the States to deploy EV charging infrastructure strategically and to establish an interconnected network to establish data collection, access and reliability.

Elon Musk’s big Tesla (TSLA) selloff is about 60% complete


Regulatory filings on Thursday have revealed that CEO Elon Musk has sold another 934,091 Tesla ( NASDAQ:TSLA ) shares. The sale, which was worth about $1.01 billion, effectively brings Musk to about 60% of his overall goal of selling 10% of his personal TSLA stake.

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DOE awards $35M to 12 ARPA-E projects to reduce methane emissions; 5 on natural gas engines

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced $35 million in funding for twelve projects focused on developing technologies to reduce methane emissions in the oil, gas, and coal industries. DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-E) Reducing Emissions of Methane Every Day of the Year (REMEDY) program ( earlier post ) was unveiled earlier this year for universities and private companies focused on significantly reducing US methane emissions.

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China’s offshore wind growth soars with more than 300GW installed


China is the world’s biggest polluter – and it’s also the world’s leader in clean energy growth. China’s installed offshore wind capacity has now reached 302.2 gigawatts (GW), according to Windpower Intelligence (WPI), the data and research division of Windpower Monthly.

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TI Fluid Systems to supply wide range of fluid products for Mercedes-Benz global electrified vehicle platforms

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TI Fluid Systems (TIFS), a leading global supplier of automotive fluid systems technology, has launched high volume production supply of various fluid products for the global Mercedes-Benz AG programs C-Class, GLC and E-Class hybrid electric vehicles (HEV). TIFS will also supply products for Mercedes-Benz AG’s internal combustion engine (ICE) variants of this same platform. Mercedes-Benz is a key strategic OEM for TIFS.

Two Tesla Semi Megachargers are now live at Giga Nevada: report


Tesla Giga Nevada’s Semi Megachargers are live, based on recent reports and pictures from the factory. Tesla appears to have started expanding the parking lot at Giga Nevada as well.

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Tesla is integrating car sharing in its app, hinting at ‘Tesla Network’


Tesla is working on integrating vehicle sharing into its app, which could be a step further toward the long-awaited “Tesla Network” launch. more… The post Tesla is integrating car sharing in its app, hinting at ‘Tesla Network’ appeared first on Electrek.

Tesla App update shows Vehicle Sharing features could come soon


Tesla is set to update its Smartphone Application with new features that would enable vehicle sharing between drivers, and it could be on the way very soon.

Norway again shows the all-electric car future is closer than people think


Norway is again showing that the all-electric car future is closer than people think, as November car sales in the country see internal combustion engine car sales crumble. more… The post Norway again shows the all-electric car future is closer than people think appeared first on Electrek.

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‘Discriminatory’ EV tax credit could bring Mexico-imposed tariffs


The $12,500 electric vehicle tax credit proposed in President Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” plan is being labeled as “discriminatory” by Mexican Economy Minister Tatiana Clouthier, who said the country is analyzing legal recourse and other actions, including potential tariffs against the United States.

Toyota commits to 100% zero-emission sales in Europe by 2035, because it essentially has to


During a recent media event in Brussels, Toyota Europe outlined a plan for a 100% CO2 reduction in all-new vehicle sales in the market by 2035. This “goal” will be preceded by a sales mix of at least 50% zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) in Western Europe by 2030.

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Tesla China recalls 21.5k Model Y over front and rear steering knuckle issues


Tesla China has issued a recall for 21,559 domestically-made Model Y due to a fault in the vehicle’s front and rear steering knuckles. The recall covers locally-manufactured Model Ys produced between February 4 and October 30, 2021. “Tesla Co.,

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Podcast: Tesla Cybertruck update, Cyberquad, Nissan’s new electrification plan, and more


This week on the Electrek Podcast , we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Tesla giving an update on the Cybertruck, the Cyberquad for kids, Nissan’s new electrification plan, and more.

Ford F-150 Lightning customer deliveries pushed back to Q3 2022


Ford representatives and DriveElectricTN recently held a webinar where several of the automaker’s key upcoming all-electric vehicles were discussed.

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Clean outdoor messes with Greenworks electric pressure washer at $150, more in New Green Deals


If you don’t yet have a solution solution for cleaning outdoor dirt and grime, a pressure washer makes quick work of stubborn driveway messes and sidewalk stains.

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Video Friday: Ameca Humanoid

Cars That Think

Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your friends at IEEE Spectrum robotics. We’ll also be posting a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months; here's what we have so far ( send us your events !):

Toyota Tapping Into BYD's Battery Tech To Build $30K EV In China


Small electric sedan will reportedly launch by the end of 2022 with BYD's LFP Blade battery

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When They Electrified Christmas

Cars That Think

In much of the world, December is a month of twinkling lights. Whether for religious or secular celebrations, the variety and functionality of lights have exploded in recent years, abetted by cheap and colorful LEDs and compact electronics.

Watch Tesla Auto Labeling Tool Working To Understand What It Does


It’s currently not running in actual cars, but the plan is to use it to sift through FSD video footage

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Clever Compression of Some Neural Nets Improves Performance

Cars That Think

As neural networks grow larger, they become more powerful, but also more power-hungry, gobbling electricity, time, and computer memory. Researchers have explored ways to lighten the load, especially for deployment on mobile devices. One compression method is called pruning—deleting the weakest links.

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F-150 Lightning Is The Most Researched Electric Pickup On Twitter


The Lightning tops US Twitter users' interest in 28 states, more than its main competitors combined

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Himachal Pradesh govt approved draft EV policy 

Electric Vehicles India

Himachal Pradesh govt approved draft EV policy .

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Hyundai Ioniq 5 Gets Official EPA Range Rating: Up To 303 Miles


Up to over 300 miles on a single charge confirmed, but what is the "Standard Range" version doing on the list

Washington, Oregon, CA, & Nevada EV Policies in the News, Cycling Surge Here to Stay, EA

EV Obssesion

Electrify America: Extensive installations and new collaborations signal company’s leadership in deploying technology to help stabilize pricing, develop behind-the-meter grid services, and support a fast-growing EV industry. Reaches 30 Megawatts in Installed Battery Energy Storage.

MWM Spartan UAZ Hunter 4x4 EV Conversion Is Great Off-Road


It was built in Russia, converted to EV in Czechia and this particular one is right-hand drive and ended up in the UK

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CHEAPR October Update

EV Club of CT

Rebates Slip in October 100 rebates were awarded in October, down from 124 in September. Of these rebates, 1 was a Rebate Plus for a used Leaf. There have only been 3 Rebate Plus awards. Read more. Blog CHEAPR Electric Vehicles Policy CHEAPR rebates October 2021 EV Club of CT

Tesla Cyberquad For Kids Sold Out, People Asking Big Money On eBay


The mini Cyberquad is listed as "out of stock" on Tesla's online shop, but you can grab one on eBay for at least $3,500

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Full Self-Driving - day one

Electric Auto Association

My ride in a Tesla that was driving itself BY TIM BENFORD, PRESIDENT OF DRIVE ELECTRIC DAYTON, PAST VICE-PRESIDENT OF ELECTRIC VEHICLE ASSOCIATION. Dashboard display with ‘Sparky’ name. I had to admit to serious apprehension before heading off to Miami University in Oxford, OH that day in September.

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