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Enel X and Arrival partner to launch electric bus trials in Italy

Green Car Congress

Enel X, Enel's subsidiary dedicated to innovative products and services, together with EV maker Arrival, have entered into a partnership to test the battery-electric bus in Italy. The aim is to foster the growth of electrified public transport globally through increasingly high-performance and competitive solutions. The tests will be carried out by Enel X on the basis of an analysis matrix developed in-house to look at all the main features of the Arrival Bus.

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Forget range anxiety: Study suggests non-EV drivers underestimate capabilities

Green Car Reports

Between longer-range EVs and increased charging infrastructure, the reasons for range anxiety are decreasing. But not everyone believes that, according to a new University of Geneva study. Published in the journal Nature Energy, the study of 2,000 drivers in the United States and Germany found that many drivers chronically underestimate EVs'.

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Viritech partners with Pininfarina on Apricale hydrogen hypercar

Green Car Congress

Viritech, an engineering company developing hydrogen powertrain solutions, is partnering with Pininfarina on Apricale hydrogen hypercar. Pininfarina HAS re-interpreted the Apricale’s initial reference design to create a vision of the future of zero-emissions performance motoring. Viritech’s ambition is to be the leading developer of hydrogen powertrain solutions for the automotive, aerospace, marine, and distributed power industries.

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From rickshaws to renewables: Automakers are focused on EV batteries' second life

Green Car Reports

Most automakers haven't fully ramped up production of EVs, but they are already considering second-life uses for the batteries going into those vehicles. Audi is working with startup Nunam to install battery modules from decommissioned test vehicles into electric rickshaws, which are scheduled to hit Indian streets in early 2023 as part of a pilot.

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How serious is Norway about climate change? So much that its streetlights self-dim

emissions global warming Norway climate change carbon dioxide youtube lighting

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Thin free-standing composite solid electrolyte film for solid-state lithium metal battery

Green Car Congress

Researchers at Beijing University of Technology have developed a thin free-standing composite solid electrolyte (CSE) film for solid-state lithium metal batteries. The film offers high ionic conductivity (2.76×10 -4 S/cm at 25 °C) and wide electrochemical stability window (4.8 V vs. Li + /Li). In an open-access paper published in the RSC journal Chemical Communications , the researchers report that CSE-based solid-state lithium metal batteries with LiCoO 2 cathode present good cycle stability an

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Bring on the electric truck stops: Megawatt standard for charging electric semis is formalized

Green Car Reports

Fully electric heavy-duty trucks and buses aren’t going to be widely accepted until they can charge, as the standards group CharIn puts it, “within a reasonable time.” This last week marked another important step, with the official inaugural demonstration (or simulation), at EVS35 in Oslo, of the higher-power hardware intended.

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Wireless charging, EV batteries’ second life, megawatt charging for semis: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

We take a look at the technology and market potential of wireless charging for EVs. Automakers are lining up second uses for EV batteries. Range anxiety still exists—without the anxiety—find researchers. And the Megawatt Charging System is ready for next-level infrastructure for electric trucks. This and more, here at Green Car.

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Microchip extends line of inductive position sensors into the EV motor control market

Green Car Congress

Developers of motor control systems are replacing Hall Effect position sensors and older magnetic resolver solutions with inductive alternatives that eliminate expensive magnets and other heavy transformer-based structures so they can be integrated onto simple, compact printed circuit boards (PCBs). Extending the world’s broadest line of inductive position sensors into the EV motor control market, Microchip Technology Inc. announced the LX34070 IC that has been purpose-built for EV motor control

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Forget range anxiety: Study suggests EV drivers chronically underestimate their battery

Green Car Reports

Between longer-range EVs and increased charging infrastructure, the reasons for range anxiety are decreasing. But not everyone believes that, according to a new University of Geneva study. Published in the journal Nature Energy, the study of 2,000 drivers in the United States and Germany found that many drivers chronically underestimate EVs'.

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Tesla lays off head of LGBTQ+ and diversity lead amid Musk’s ‘woke mind virus’ concerns

Electrek

Tesla has laid off both the President of its LGBTQ+ community and a lead involved in diversity and inclusivity programs at the company. While they were let go as part of a broader wave of layoffs, it comes amid several comments Tesla CEO Elon Musk made, concerning what he describes as the “woke mind virus.”. more…. The post Tesla lays off head of LGBTQ+ and diversity lead amid Musk’s ‘woke mind virus’ concerns appeared first on Electrek.

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Faurecia and Accenture partner on products and services for connected and autonomous vehicles

Brief

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Report: Shanghai Will Subsidize EV Purchases With 10,000 Yuan Per Unit For Rest Of 2022

CleanTechnica EVs

Shanghai will subsidize battery electric vehicle purchases within its borders with 10,000 yuan (~$1,500) per unit for the rest of 2022, Zero Hedge reports, citing Bloomberg as a source. The subsidy started in June and ends at the end of the year, according to the local government. Bloomberg wrote in a wrap-up last week, “Consumers whose […].

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Tesla’s chief designer is selling new interiors for Tesla cars through Unplugged Performance

Electrek

Tesla Chief Designer Franz von Holzhausen is starting to sell new interiors for Tesla cars through a partnership between his new company and Unplugged Performance, a longtime Tesla tuner and aftermarket part company. more…. The post Tesla’s chief designer is selling new interiors for Tesla cars through Unplugged Performance appeared first on Electrek.

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Automakers Front & Centre at Noosa EV Expo — But We’re Still Needed to Debunk Disinformation

CleanTechnica EVs

It was hard to miss the glossy BMW iX3 and iX4 at the recent Noosa EV Expo in Australia. There were also Hyundai Konas, a Mazda MX 30, and a couple of Ioniq 5s. These were exhibited by the dealerships. In addition, there were a lot of privately owned EVs, including lots of Teslas of […].

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BASF is going to build a commercial battery-recycling, black-mass plant

Electrek

Global chemical giant BASF is going to build a commercial battery-recycling, black-mass plant in Schwarzheide, a town in Brandenburg, eastern Germany. more…. The post BASF is going to build a commercial battery-recycling, black-mass plant appeared first on Electrek.

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ExxonMobil announces 6th oil discovery offshore Guyana with Ranger-1; Guyana may move from non-producer to regional powerhouse

Oil

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Interview with WAVE CEO on Wireless Electric Bus Charging — Part 2

CleanTechnica EVs

This is part 2 of my interview with WAVE (Wireless Advanced Vehicle Electrification) CEO Aaron Gillmore. If you haven’t read part 1, you can do so here. In part 2, Aaron and I talked about: WAVE’s Follow-On Order from Twin Transit Universal Studios Hollywood’s WAVE Order How an EV Charges Using WAVE Charging while Queuing […].

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Germany’s largest union claims Tesla Giga Berlin’s hiring challenges are due to low wages

Teslarati

Germany’s largest union, IG Metall, has claimed that Tesla Gigafactory Berlin’s hiring challenges are due to the American electric vehicle maker’s wages. According to IG Metall, skilled workers at Gigafactory Berlin earn about 20% less than the staff at other automakers that have wage agreements with the union, at least based on the union’s analysis.

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Ford Sets EV Sales Record, Again

CleanTechnica EVs

Last month, we covered Ford’s greatly expanding EV sales. It turns out, it was just getting started. For May (May numbers come out in June), Ford made even bigger sales numbers compared to May of last year. “While the global semiconductor chip shortage remains an issue for the industry, our inventory continues to turn at […].

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Tesla door handles become unlikely hero as they stump road rager

Teslarati

When dealing with the unfortunate reality that is a road rage situation, plenty of options are available to keep you safe. Locking your doors or attempting to de-escalate the situation before anything major starts are two logical solutions, but a new one might be to buy a Tesla because of their unique door handles, which recently stumped a road rager from entering a car he conflicted with on the road.

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Seattle Offers Utility Pole EV Chargers To City Residents

CleanTechnica EVs

Seattle City Light will install pole-mounted EV chargers on request in neighborhoods where charging at home is not possible.

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SpaceX to attempt to crush Starship test tank

Teslarati

A week after rolling a different ‘test tank’ from its South Texas Starship factory to nearby launch and test facilities, SpaceX has moved a second test tank to the pad. Hearkening back to a period in 2020 where SpaceX built and tested six different Starship test tanks in a period of six months, the company appears to be preparing to test another batch of tanks in the hopes of qualifying Super Heavy booster design changes and clearing the way for a significant upgrade to all Starship

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Michigan Sheriff Stops Responding Because Gas Prices Are Too High

CleanTechnica EVs

Here at CleanTechnica, we’ve been saying for YEARS that anyone running a fleet should seriously consider electric vehicles as a way to mitigate the impact of fluctuating gas prices. The lower maintenance costs, cheaper fuel, and just having generally steady prices for electricity all add up to a much better experience for drivers and lower […].

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Tesla Giga Berlin begins to ramp production with first 1,000-vehicle week

Teslarati

Tesla announced late last week that its new production facility in Germany, Gigafactory Berlin, achieved a production rate of 1,000 cars in a week. The facility was commissioned for production in March, meaning the 1,000 run rate is a huge step in the right direction, especially in terms of the plant’s production ramp. Tesla’s Twitter account announced the accomplishment initially, congratulating the German factory on a job well done. 1k Model Y built at Giga Berlin this week.

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Can Happier Camper’s HC1 Make EV Camping Happier?

CleanTechnica EVs

In this article, I’m going to talk about a new camper that might solve a very important problem for EV drivers, but first we must talk about what that problem is. The EV Towing Problem & Possible Answers One of the things that makes EVs work well is efficiency. Not only are their drivetrains more […].

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Tesla ex-employees file lawsuit over mass layoffs without prior notice

Teslarati

Former Tesla employees are suing the EV manufacturer, claiming that the recent mass layoffs violated federal law. The ex-Tesla workers believe that the company did not provide enough advanced notice required by the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN Act). As per Bloomberg , John Lynch and Daxton Hartsfield from Giga Nevada claim that the company did not fulfill the 60-day notification requirement under the WARN Act.

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Tesla cars are banned from Chinese town over spying fear

Electrek

Tesla cars have been banned from entering Beidaihe, a Chinese resort town, for two months over concerns about spying amid a meeting of the country’s leadership. more…. The post Tesla cars are banned from Chinese town over spying fear appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla Design Chief’s materials company works with veteran EV tuner to create bespoke interiors

Teslarati

If there is a legitimate criticism of Tesla’s premium electric cars, it is the fact that their interiors, while extremely comfortable and made from sustainable materials, are not necessarily on the same level as those offered by luxury automakers. Compared to the interiors of cars like the Mercedes-Benz EQS or the Porsche Taycan, for example, the quality of the Model S’ interior could feel a notch or two lower. .

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Ferrari Is Going Electric. Should We Care?

CleanTechnica EVs

Ferrari plans to join the EV revolution starting with plug-in hybrids, with battery-electric cars coming by 2025.

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Add a 100W or 200W solar panel to your home from $66 at Amazon, more in New Green Deals

Electrek

Are you ready to make the switch to solar, but aren’t a fan of high-cost panels? Well, today, we’ve tracked down a that’s ready to help you begin the journey to renewable energy at just $66. It’s a #1 best-seller and even comes pre-drilled for mounting, has cables with quick connectors, and includes a weatherproof junction box. Oh, and you can double your output for and get 200W out of each panel.

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Teslas banned for 2 months at site of secretive China annual leadership meeting: report

Teslarati

Tesla’s vehicles in China will reportedly be barred from entering the Chinese coastal district of Beidaihe. The location will be the site of a secretive annual leadership summit for at least two months, starting July 1, 2022. The decision, which appears to have been made by Beidaihe authorities, came just weeks after Tesla’s electric vehicles were also barred from entering some roads in Chengdu earlier this month.

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The best mid-drive electric bike on a budget: Ride1Up Prodigy XR e-bike review

Electrek

When it comes to mid-drive electric bikes – or e-bikes with the motor mounted near the pedals – you’re generally looking at a group of higher quality but also higher priced e-bikes. But with the Ride1Up Prodigy , though, we’ve finally discovered the best of both worlds: A high quality mid-drive electric bike complete with German-made motor yet that is still available at an affordable price.

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Massachusetts should follow Rhode Island to zero-emission electricity

Green Energy Consumers

Rhode Island just passed legislation that requires the state’s electric suppliers to procure 100% renewable electricity by 2033, using the highest quality (“Class I” or “new”) Renewable Energy Certificates. The Massachusetts legislature, meanwhile, isn’t considering a Renewable Portfolio Standard update in the climate bills that have been passed by the MA House and Senate and are currently being negotiated in the conference committee.

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VW Targets Annual Output Of 130,000 ID. Buzz EVs From Hanover

InsideEVs

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles estimates it will build 15,000 ID. Buzz and ID. Buzz vehicles in 2022 at its main plant.

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Tesla gets pitch to build “end-to-end” industry in Indonesia from Jokowi

Teslarati

Indonesia’s President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo pitched an end-to-end industry to Tesla. He proposed that Tesla could start from smelting metal to producing batteries and then manufacturing cars. “We had a lot of discussions, particularly on how Tesla can build their industry from upstream to downstream, end-to end starting from smelter then build the cathode and precursor industry, build EV batteries, build lithium batteries [and] then the vehicle factory.

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E-Rickshaws Powered By Used Audi E-Tron Batteries Coming To India

InsideEVs

Arriving next year on Indian roads, the e-rickshaws are previewed by an Audi-badged show vehicle built by trainees in Neckarsulm.

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