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Next Hydrogen, Black & Veatch sign MoU to develop large-scale integrated green hydrogen solutions

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Will an EV shift in 2025-2035 be the most transformative period in the history of the automobile?

Green Car Reports

EV sales are rapidly accelerating, which could bring on an epochal shift in the auto industry over the next decade, according to a new report from the Environmental Defense Fund.

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Ford Pro now shipping E-Transit electric vans to European customers from Ford Otosan plant in Turkey

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Ford Pro is now shipping the first production units of its all-electric E-Transit van to customers across Europe from the Ford Otosan factory in Kocaeli, Turkey, a milestone that closely follows the start of deliveries to US customers from Kansas City Assembly Plant in February. Following strong early demand for E-Transit from European businesses—with more than 5,000 customer orders received before vehicles roll off the assembly line—Ford Otosan is now moving to full mass production.

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2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid rated at up to 43 mpg, priced at $28,545

Green Car Reports

Kia has set pricing for its 2023 Sportage Hybrid compact crossover, which arrives at dealerships this spring. And both that and recent fuel economy figures give plenty of reason to take note.

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Mack Range Calculator for electric trucks helps customers plan routes for electrification

Green Car Congress

Mack Trucks recently introduced its Range Calculator for Electric Vehicles to help customers simulate real-world collection routes. This information allows customers to plan and build routes for the Mack LR Electric refuse vehicle based on many route-specific variables.

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Elon Musk gets support from Jeff Bezos as he ponders making Twitter HQ into a homeless center

Teslarati

In what could be a small example of stars aligning, Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos appear to have seen eye-to-eye — at least with regards to what to do with Twitter’s physical headquarters in San Francisco.

OSU, Ford study provides insight into more efficient use of Rhodium in TWC applications

Green Car Congress

A study by a team from The Ohio State University and Ford is providing insight into the deactivation mechanism of rhodium in three-way catalysts (TWC) for automotive emissions control.

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Metis Engineering reveals beta of Battery Safety Sensor; cell venting detection, early warning of thermal runaway

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>Metis Engineering revealed the beta version of its Production Battery Safety Sensor, designed to monitor the health of a lithium-ion battery pack and detect cell venting, an early sign of catastrophic battery failure.

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Jeep updates Magneto concept for one-pedal off-roading, quicker acceleration

Green Car Reports

Jeep has updated its Magneto electric Wrangler concept, bringing it closer to the production EVs Jeep has said are in its future. Unveiled Friday ahead of the annual Easter Jeep Safari, scheduled for April 9-17 in Moab, Utah, the new version is straightforwardly dubbed Magneto 2.0.

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Teijin Frontier eco-friendly polyester staple nanofiber reinforces rubber automotive tires, hoses and belts

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Teijin Frontier Co., the Teijin Group’s fibers and products converting company, has developed an eco-friendly staple polyester nanofiber that offers excellent performance to reinforce rubber uses in products including automotive tires, hoses and belts.

SpaceX to launch NASA’s SWOT water topography satellite on reused Falcon 9

Teslarati

NASA has modified a contract with SpaceX to allow the company to launch the international Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission on a flight-proven Falcon 9 booster. NASA announced its original decision more than half a decade ago.

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thyssenkrupp nucera to deliver electrolyzers for Air Products’ hydrogen facility in Arizona; 2nd joint project under strategic partnership

Green Car Congress

Air Products has awarded thyssenkrupp nucera a contract for the supply of alkaline water electrolysis technology for a 10 metric ton per day facility to produce green liquid hydrogen in Casa Grande, Arizona.

Kia Sportage Hybrid mpg, Jeep Magneto concept, Mercedes electric vans: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

We ride along in the future of electric Mercedes Sprinter vans, and consider the latest fully electric Jeep concept, as the EV market gains momentum. And the Kia Sportage Hybrid takes the lead on mpg and value. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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Proterra achieves multiple TRUE-Certified zero-waste facilities

Green Car Congress

Proterra has been awarded TRUE (Total Resource Use and Efficiency) Certification for multiple manufacturing facilities in recognition of its zero-waste efforts. Proterra is now the first electric vehicle manufacturer to earn multiple TRUE Certifications for zero-waste facilities, according to Green Business Certification Inc ( GBCI ).

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If the Grid is Getting Greener, How Can EVs Be Driving Dirtier?

Energy Institute at HAAS

And what does this mean for our vehicle electrification goals? A humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. Record-high gasoline prices. A new IPCC report urging climate action or else. If you drive … Continue Reading If the Grid is Getting Greener, How Can EVs Be Driving Dirtier? Uncategorized featured

Tesla accelerates hiring for Optimus robot project, develops ‘overall humanoid software architecture’

Electrek

Tesla is ramping up hiring for its Optimus robot project, also known as Tesla Bot, as it starts using its AI expertise to develop its “overall humanoid software architecture”. more….

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Rivian announces release of Q1 2022 results and earnings call for May 11

Teslarati

Rivian plans to release its Q1 2022 financial results on Wednesday, May 11, after the markets close. After releasing its first quarter results, Rivian will hold an earnings call to provide a business update at 2:00 p.m. PT/5:00 p.m.

Tesla ‘might’ now get into lithium mining business due to ‘insane’ price surge even though it’s already supposed to be in it

Electrek

Elon Musk announced that Tesla “might actually have to get into the mining and refining” of lithium due to recent price increases to “insane levels”. What is strange is that he previously announced two years ago that Tesla would get into the lithium mining business. more….

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Tesla Roadster reservations reopen ahead of 2023 production

Teslarati

Reservations for the next-generation Tesla Roadster have reopened after Elon Musk announced that the company would start production in 2023. . Anyone interested in a next-gen Tesla Roadster can reserve one on the company’s official website.

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Eco Wave Power will construct Spain’s first wave-energy power plant

Electrek

Eco Wave Power , which produces clean electricity from ocean and sea waves, today announced that it has entered an official agreement with Port Adriano, Spain, to build Spain’s first wave-energy power plant. more….

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Tesla 2022.12.1 update returns highly-requested bottom bar customization

Teslarati

Tesla released update 2022.12.1 and returned bottom bar customization to the infotainment system, among other improvements. According to the release notes of the Tesla 2022.12.1

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Tesla delivers impressive output from Gigafactory Shanghai in March despite factory shutdown

Electrek

Tesla has managed to deliver over 65,000 vehicles produced at Gigafactory Shanghai in March, an impressive output representing 100% year-over-year growth, despite the factory shutdown. more….

Update: Elon Musk’s decision to not join Twitter’s Board of Directors sends stock falling

Teslarati

Update: Twitter stock has since normalized after markets opened. As of this update, TWTR is trading down just 0.75% at $45.84 per share.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk walks away from Twitter’s board, opening the door to hostile takeover

Electrek

Tesla CEO Elon Musk changed his mind and decided to walk away from his recently accepted seat on Twitter’s board. It creates a lot of confusion and opens the door to a hostile takeover. more….

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Porsche uses Taycan “swarm” in successful vehicle-to-grid test

Teslarati

Considering that electric vehicles are basically giant batteries on wheels, it is no surprise that several carmakers are exploring their potential use in vehicle-to-grid systems.

Danish offshore wind firms to build world’s first green-fuel service operation vessel

Electrek

Danish wind giant Ørsted and Danish offshore wind service and support company ESVAGT announced on Friday that they will invest in the world’s first service operation vessel (SOV) that can operate on green fuels. more….

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Tesla’s Elon Musk remains engaged in Twitter strategy “without limitation,” filing shows

Teslarati

An amended regulatory filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has clarified that while Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk would not be joining Twitter’s Board of Directors , he may still engage with the social media company’s management on a variety of discussions.

OKAI, maker of all those sharing electric bikes, launches its first consumer e-bike with a bang

Electrek

Massive electric two-wheeler manufacturer OKAI has just launched its first consumer-oriented electric bicycle, the OKAI Stride. And for a first consumer e-bike, it comes with surprisingly nice performance specs like an industry-leading speed of 28 mph (45 km/h). more….

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SpaceX static fires Falcon 9 rocket for next NRO spy satellite launch

Teslarati

SpaceX says it has successfully static-fired a Falcon 9 rocket scheduled to launch the company’s second National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) spy satellite mission of 2022 later this month.

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Federal tax credits will soon be phased out for Toyota EV customers in the US

Electrek

According to recent comments from Toyota North America, the automaker expects to surpass the 200,000 vehicle threshold for EV sales sometime this summer, disqualifying itself from any additional tax credits in the United States under current legislation.

Magenta, in partnership with Euler Motors to deploy over 1000 electric cargo vehicles

Electric Vehicles India

Integrated charging & electric mobility solutions firm Magenta has deployed over 100 electric cargo vehicles under its EVET brand in Bengaluru, in partnership with Euler Motors, with plans to deploy 1000 more in the coming months.

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RaceBird all-electric foiling boat takes first flight ahead of new E1 marine racing championship

Electrek

Engineers have successfully begun water testing of the RaceBird – an all-electric , single pilot foiling boat that will soon be racing in the E1World Electric Powerboat Series. The RaceBird has been in development the past couple years as the official racing vessel for E1. more….

SFPD Cops Pull Over Driverless Cruise Car With Nobody Inside

InsideEVs

They reportedly pulled the Cruise autonomous vehicle over for driving with no lights at night

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Ultra-affordable $799 Lectric XP LITE electric bike launched, and we got the first test ride

Electrek

The team over at Phoenix, Arizona-based Lectric eBikes has just launched their newest and most affordable electric bicycle yet: the Lectric XP LITE. At just $799 , it packs in much of what riders already loved about the brand’s flagship Lectric XP 2.0

A Look At Elon Musk's Early Predictions That Foreshadowed Tesla's Future

InsideEVs

Musk is often overly optimistic, but in the end, many of his predictions eventually become reality

Rimac shares Nevera winter testing footage ahead of deliveries to all 150 customers

Electrek

Electric hypercar manufacturer Rimac Automobili shared news of completing winter testing of its 1,914 horsepower Nevera EV.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Decides Not To Join Twitter Board

InsideEVs

After all that, Twitter says Musk won't be joining its board, and the company mentions "distractions ahead