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EIA: Petroleum and natural gas will be the most-used fuels in the US through 2050

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The US Energy Information Administration’s (EIA’s) Annual Energy Outlook 2022 (AEO2022) Reference case forecasts that US energy consumption will grow through 2050, primarily driven by population and economic growth.

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First drive review: 2023 Subaru Solterra sheds Toyota’s skin off-road

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Going off-road in a Subaru crossover is nothing new. Climbing toward the sun in the high desert of Arizona’s Tonto National Forest in Subaru’s first electric crossover is something else altogether.

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Audi unveils Audi A6 Avant e-tron concept; long-range electric wagon based on PPE

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As part of its 2022 Annual Media Conference, Audi is presenting the next model in its future electrically powered A6 Luxury Class: the Avant. Audi introduced the Audi A6 Sportback with an electric drive system almost a year ago at the Shanghai Auto Show in April 2021 ( earlier post ).

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BMW expects US range of up to 305 miles for flagship i7 sedan, due for April debut

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BMW expects up to 305 miles of EPA-rated range for the i7, an electric version of its flagship 7-Series sedan. The i7 will be revealed in April, and is expected to go on sale as a 2023 model.

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Wärtsilä to deliver first dedicated methanol fuel supply system for ships

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Wärtsilä has developed a dedicated fuel supply system for methanol—MethanolPac—as interest grows in the methanol pathway to decarbonize shpping.

Tesla named ‘most-trusted’ brand developing fully-autonomous vehicles

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Tesla was recently named the “most-trusted” brand in the pursuit of fully-autonomous vehicles, according to a new study. The study surveyed consumer perception regarding fully-autonomous vehicle technology.

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Maserati outlines electrification plans; Folgore GranTurismo first in 2023; entire range to be full electric by 2030

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Maserati—the only luxury brand of the Stellantis Group— outlined its plans for the market launch of its electric range, Maserati Folgore. The Folgore GranTurismo will be the first car in Maserati history to adopt 100% electric solutions.

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Toyota Ventures opens 2022 Call for Innovation focused on the factory of the future

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Toyota Ventures launched its third global “call for innovation” today to search for early-stage companies that can help make the factory of the future a reality sooner. In partnership with Toyota’s Manufacturing Project Innovation Center (MPIC) and Toyota Research Institute (TRI), the 2022 call focuses on finding scalable solutions to modernize manufacturing and advance sustainable production.

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Tesla Gigafactory Shanghai resumes normal operations for end of Q1 delivery blitz

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It appears that Tesla China’s efforts to keep Gigafactory Shanghai operational have paid off, with the electric vehicle production facility resuming its operations on Friday.

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Volkswagen Group joins the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA)

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The Volkswagen Group has joined the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA), an alliance of enterprises, mining companies and non-profit organizations developing standards for responsible extraction of raw materials in mining. These standards cover a range of issues, including working health and safety and environmental protection. With its electrification strategy, the car and truck manufacturer has set itself on the path to becoming a future climate-neutral mobility provider.

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Tesla stock records its best week on Wall Street since December

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Tesla shares ( NASDAQ: TSLA ) recorded their best week on Wall Street after gaining over 15 percent in value during trading since Monday, March 14. It is the best week for the electric automaker’s stock this year and has been Tesla’s biggest gain in a five-day stretch since December.

Argonne researchers developing capacitive deionization separation process for battery recycling, biofuels

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The cobalt, manganese and nickel found in battery cathodes are expensive to mine; scientists have for years sought a way to create new batteries from spent ones. When a car battery reaches the end of its service life, it is collected, dismantled and shredded. The shredded material is processed to produce “black mass” which contains the valuable metals that then need to be extracted. Separating out the useful chemicals is not easy.

GMC Hummer EV recalled over faulty taillamp embedded software issue

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UPDATE: GMC has informed Teslarati that following the recall decision on March 3, 2022, representatives from the automaker contacted customers with affected vehicles and made the necessary arrangements to replace the taillamps on the Hummer EVs.

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Rock Tech Lithium to collaborate with Fraunhofer Institute and Circulor to pursue CO2-neutral lithium

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Canada-based Rock Tech Lithium will collaborate with the Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT and Circulor , the UK-based sustainable supply chain traceability provider, to achieve comprehensive CO 2 transparency of Rock Tech’s lithium value chain—from the raw material, spodumene, to the end product, lithium hydroxide.

NASA’s SLS Moon rocket rolls out to the launch pad for the first time

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Around noon EST on Thursday, March 17th, the high bay doors of NASA’s vast Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) opened, revealing the first fully assembled Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft.

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Keanu Reeves’ motorcycle company ARCH floats idea of building an electric motorcycle

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ARCH Motorcycle Company, founded by Keanu Reeves and Gard Hollinger, is known for its bespoke sport cruiser motorcycle production. But while those bikes have always featured internal combustion engines, the duo behind ARCH recently floated the possibility of adding electric power to their lineup.

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CEO: Porsche plans to build charging network, 718 sports car going electric

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Porsche just accelerated its electrification strategy. On Friday, Porsche CEO Oliver Blume confirmed the automaker's going to build a charging network for its customers along with the automaker's third electric car, and a hybrid 911. It also boosted its sales targets.

Taiga starts deliveries of its electric snowmobile

Electrek

Taiga Motors announced that it officially started deliveries of the production version of its electric snowmobile: the 2022 Nomad. It’s obviously a bit late in the season, but it is still an important step for the company and for the electrification of powersports. more….

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Audi A6 Avant E-Tron Concept: Sharp electric sport wagon packs speedy-charging 800V tech

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Audi on Wednesday unveiled the A6 Avant E-Tron electric wagon concept. It previews a production model that's unlikely to reach North America, but its platform will underpin upcoming Audi EVs for global markets.

Porsche sets goal for 80% of sales to be electric by 2030

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Porsche has updated its electrification goal today with the release of its financial results. The German automaker now sets a goal for 80% of sales to be all-electric by 2030. more…. The post Porsche sets goal for 80% of sales to be electric by 2030 appeared first on Electrek.

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Electric school buses are reaching cost parity with diesel, and a California district will deploy one of the largest e-bus fleets in the state

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Lots of news in the segment of electric school buses this week, as Highland Electric Fleets signed an agreement with Thomas Built Buses to provide lower upfront costs to customers and expedite EV adoption; their letter of intent will put the price of an electric bus at cost parity with the traditional diesel option.

Tesla's Interiors Are Influencing Other Automakers

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Cars are becoming more like computers on wheels, and Tesla's tech-centric, minimalist cabins are catching on

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GM recalls Hummer EV over bad software in the taillights

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GM has initiated a recall on the Hummer EV electric pickup truck over bad software affecting the taillights. However, it can’t fix the problem with a software update, and owners will have to go to dealerships to potentially have their taillights replaced. more….

Tesla Maintains Massive Lead In US Electric Car Sales

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Compelling competition is coming, but Tesla is simply growing too fast

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Volvo C40 Recharge review: Style and performance overcome one major downside

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One of the (probably unintended) consequences of putting us in a hybrid before the fully electric Volvo C40 Recharge is juxtaposing just how thoroughly satisfying a quiet, powerful pure EV powertrain in a premium coupe-crossover can be. more….

Porsche Expects EVs To Make Up 80% Of Its Sales By 2030

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CEO Oliver Blume confirms that the 718 Cayman/Boxster successor will arrive in 2025 as an EV-only model

EUNORAU D6 e-bike launched as low-cost electric road bike with mid-motor & torque sensor

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EUNORAU, a value-oriented electric bike maker, is back again with a new model of e-bike. The new EUNORAU D6 might the brand’s lightest model yet, taking the form of something between a road bike and a gravel bike. more….

Porsche 718 Electric Sports Car Will Debut In 2025

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Next-gen 718 will be EV-only

Video Friday: BirdBot

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Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your friends at IEEE Spectrum robotics. We also post a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months. Please send us your events for inclusion.

Italy’s EV Market Doubled In 2021: Any Growth In 2022?

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EVs are gaining momentum across the globe, but with incentives drying up, Italy may see a break from exponential growth

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How Russia Sent Ukraine Racing Into the “Energy Eurozone”

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Just a few hours before massed Russian troops and missiles surged over borders with deadly force last month, Ukraine’s grid operator opened a series of high-voltage breakers, disconnecting the nation’s grid from those of Belarus, Russia and the rest of the giant UPS/IPS synchronous AC power zone controlled from Moscow.

Study Suggests Consumers Trust Tesla The Most For Future Autonomy

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Fully autonomous vehicles are still a long way off, but Tesla is convincing people it has what it takes to lead the industry

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EcoFlow’s DELTA Mini portable power station has 100W USB-C PD at $699, more in New Green Deals

Electrek

Prepare for spring outings by having a portable power station charged and ready to go. Though we often go camping to disconnect from technology, it’s never a bad idea to be ready to make phone calls in case of emergency.

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Stellantis CEO Confident, "Not Arrogant," Of Catching Up With Tesla

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Carlos Tavares believes Stellantis has what it takes to catch up with North America's EV leader in the next couple of years

Podcast: Tesla Master Plan Part 3, big price increase, Volvo C40 Recharge first drive, and more

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This week on the Electrek Podcast , we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including the announcement of Elon Musk’s Tesla Master Plan Part 3, a big Tesla price increase, Volvo C40 Recharge first drive, and more. more….

EV Range Test Of Various Models Shows Up To 20% Drop In Cold Temps

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Autocar ran summer and winter real-world range tests with identical cars. Some fared better than others, and heat pumps helped

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