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Bosch acquires Five to accelerate software development for automated driving

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Bosch is acquiring the UK-based automated driving startup Five. Five is to be part of the Bosch Cross-Domain Computing Solutions division. Five gave preference to Bosch over other takeover bidders. The two companies share a common vision of automated driving and of safe automated driving systems.

Tesla unveils giant new 360 MWh Megapack project that is going to help power 60,000 homes


Tesla has unveiled its latest giant Megapack project consisting of 360 MWh of energy storage capacity used in concert with a solar farm to help power 60,000 homes. more…. The post Tesla unveils giant new 360 MWh Megapack project that is going to help power 60,000 homes appeared first on Electrek.


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Benchmark launches Li-ion Battery Raw Material Price Index

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Benchmark Mineral Intelligence has launched a Lithium-ion Battery Raw Material Price Index.

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Toyota BZ4X test drive, Kia Niro EV, Nissan Leaf, Civic Hybrid return, Wrangler PHEV sales: The Week in Reverse

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Which brand teased two future electric sports cars? Which state is planning to form EV policy around those who use a lot of gasoline? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending April 15, 2022.

DICP team demonstrates direct synthesis of isoparaffin-rich gasoline from syngas

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A research team led by Prof. Pan Xiulian and Prof. Bao Xinhe from the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences has achieved the direct synthesis of isoparaffin-rich gasoline from syngas using ZnAlO x -SAPO-11 oxide-zeolite (OXZEO) catalysts.

Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicle of the Week: An Electric Nap Car for Sleepy Adults


You know that feeling, right? It’s Monday morning and you just barely have the energy to get out of bed to face the day. You groggily down your coffee just so you can open your eyes enough to drive yourself to work. But what if it didn’t have to be that way?

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TotalEnergies and ENEOS to study sustainable aviation fuel production at ENEOS Negishi Refinery

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TotalEnergies and ENEOS Corporation jointly conduct a feasibility study to assess the production of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) in ENEOS Negishi Refinery in Yokohama, Japan. The companies have already started to conduct the study for feedstock procurement and production of SAF related to this project. The proposed unit, the capacity of which would be 300,000 tons per year of SAF, would process waste or residue—mainly used cooking oil and animal fat.

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Tesla goes full Apple and stops delivering cars with included charging hardware, now sold separately


Tesla changed its long-standing policy to deliver every vehicle with a mobile charging cable and instead, it starts selling them separately for $400 for level 2 charging and $275 for level 1. The move is reminiscent of Apple removing the included USB charging brick with the iPhone. more….

Why Tesla won’t lose sleep over other automakers achieving massive range ratings


Tesla is normally confronted with plenty of interesting and challenging metrics from competitors, especially in terms of range and speed.

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Hitachi Energy is using its expertise to bridge gap between transportation fleets and utilities to ease the transition to electrification


During a recent live virtual event on LinkedIn, the Head of Hitachi Energy North America, Anthony Allard, and Hitachi America Chairman and CEO, Hicham Abdessamad, spoke on the global technology company’s focus on promoting sustainability throughout all its segments.

Tesla No Longer Includes Charging Equipment With Vehicles; Cites Statistics


The move will leave new buyers without a way to recharge at home

Look and listen as we get our first video of the Ducati racing electric motorcycle doing hot laps


When we first learned that Ducati would be taking over Energica’s role as the sole supplier of racing electric motorcycles for the FIM MotoE electric motorcycle racing series, the news came as a bit of a shock.

2022 Tesla Model X Long Range Review: Still The Ultimate Electric SUV?


Kyle Conner checks out the revised Model X

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Quick Charge Podcast: April 16, 2022


Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts , Spotify , TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. more…. The post Quick Charge Podcast: April 16, 2022 appeared first on Electrek.

Is This The Future? Waiting To Charge At Tesla Supercharger Station


Only three Tesla Supercharger stalls available in the entire city of Las Vegas on a Saturday morning is not an encouraging sign

Electric Tractors and Their Potential in Indian Fields

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In the agricultural industry, the most extensively used fuel is diesel, and diesel is used to power the farms and farm equipment, and the most important of them is the farm tractor. However, from an environmental standpoint, India’s agriculture sector accounts for 16.2% of the country’s overall greenhouse gas emissions. Farm mechanization helps the  Indian agriculture industry to increase production by roughly about 40%.

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Volkswagen Is Considering Making An Electric Pickup


An affordable electric VW truck could be on the way

What It Looks Like Inside A Tesla Gigafactory (Video)


With all the hype surrounding the Tesla Cyber Rodeo, you might’ve missed this amazing 3-minute mini documentary (gigafactory video) that looks like it’s straight from the mind of Elon Musk.

Envision AESC Announces $2 Billion Gigafactory In Kentucky


It will produce at least 30 GWh of batteries per year with an option for 40 GWh

Tesla Hires A Geologist — Perhaps A First Step Toward Mining Its Own Lithium?


Tesla recently hired a geologist, which many be a step in the direction of lithium and critical materials mining. There’s no official announcement that Tesla will actually do its own mining, and there could be other reasons that it’s hiring geologists.

Tesla Ends Lease Buyouts For All Vehicles Starting April 15, 2022


The company did not say why it made this decision, but it may have something to do with wanting to cash in on sky-high used car prices

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Texas Slaps Down Tesla Fast Charger Plan


Texas says "no thanks" to Tesla Supercharger proposal. Clean Transport Electric Vehicles EV Charging EV Charging Stations Policy & Politics Subsidies EV fast chargers Tesla tesla superchargers Tesla Texas Texas

More Than Half Of American Commercial Vehicles Are Electrifiable Today


Electrifying vans and step vans in Canada and the US would save nearly 5 billion gallons of gasoline each year and avoid 43.5 million tons of CO2 emissions a year. Clean Transport Electric Vehicles Market Research Research DHL electric vans North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) RMI

Gravity Adds Tesla Model Y To Fleet Of NYC Yellow Taxi Cabs


Gravity, which announced its all-electric vehicle fleet of New York City yellow cabs last year, is adding Tesla Model Y vehicles to its fleet, Inside EVs reports. The company’s existing fleet is comprised of Ford Mustang Mach-E crossovers, which have been deployed since December 2021.

Scale At The Heart Of Tesla’s Master Plan Part 3


Scale and Tesla’s Master Plan Part 3 came up during Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s recent TED Talks interview. Head of TED, Chris Anderson interviewed Elon Musk, and shortly after a random musical interruption, Tesla’s Master Plan Part 3 came up.

15% of Porsche USA Sales Now Electric, 9% of Audi USA Sales Electric


There are now a few 100% electric vehicle brands — such as Tesla, Rivian, Lucid, and Polestar — but looking past them at legacy automakers, let’s see who’s leading the way in terms of their movement toward a 100% electric future.