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Toyota to provide bZ4X customers with DC fast charger access through EVgo

Green Car Congress

The 2023 Toyota bZ4X battery electric SUV, due to arrive at dealers later this year, will mark the start of a collaboration between Toyota Motor North America and EVgo to provide new bZ4X customers with access to DC fast-charging stations. Customers who purchase or lease a new 2023 Toyota bZ4X will get one year of unlimited complimentary charging at all EVgo-owned and operated public charging stations nationwide.

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Study: Product means more than gas prices in stoking EV demand

Green Car Reports

Electric vehicle demand appears to be past a critical inflection point, and there’s some evidence that it’s driven by product more than traditional economic aspects like gas prices. The arrival of the Tesla Model Y had a whole lot to do with it. The consulting firm AutoPacific has for many years, as part of a bi-monthly study of 500.

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Commsignia connects bicycles to V2X ecosystem with Spoke

Green Car Congress

Vehicle-to-everything (V2X) company Commsignia is collaborating with Vulnerable Road User (VRU) safety experts Spoke to provide automotive-grade Cellular-V2X (C-V2X) software solutions for cyclists, motorcyclists and e-scooter riders. Spoke is building on Commsignia’s more than a decade worth of experience in V2X to connect its users to the digital road safety ecosystem with proven technologies.

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Tesla tops study of home charging experience—again

Green Car Reports

Tesla topped J.D. Power's second annual U.S. Electric Vehicle Experience Home Charging Study, released Thursday. The study measures EV owners' satisfaction across Level 1 portable, Level 2 portable, and Level 2 permanently-mounted home charging stations. Tesla was ranked highest for Level 2 permanently-mounted stations, the only category that is.

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

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BMW Group joins sustainable lithium mining project in Chile

Green Car Congress

The BMW Group has joined the cross-sector “Responsible Lithium Partnership” project. The aim of the project is to reach a shared understanding of responsible management of natural resources with local interest groups and develop a vision for the future of the Salar de Atacama salt flat in Chile. The “Responsible Lithium Partnership” was initiated in spring 2021 by BASF, the Mercedes-Benz Group AG, Daimler Truck AG, Fairphone and the Volkswagen Group for a planned duration of three years. ( Earli

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2023 Mini Cooper SE holds the line on $30,750 price and 114-mile range

Green Car Reports

After some upgrades for the previous model year, the 2023 Mini Cooper SE carries over with only minor changes. The $29,900 base price and $850 destination charge are both unchanged for 2023, Mini USA confirmed Thursday—meaning the $30,750 Mini maintains its position as the lowest-priced EV in the United States after the Nissan Leaf. The Mini.

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Tesla commits to Pure Vision approach, removes radar from Model S and Model X

Teslarati

Tesla has announced that it will transition the Model S sedan and Model X SUV to Pure Vision, officially committing to a camera-based approach for its Autopilot and Full Self-Driving suites. In May 2021, Tesla announced that all Model 3 and Model Y vehicles delivered from that month on would no longer equip radar. Instead, the vehicles would utilize Tesla’s “Pure Vision” approach , which only uses its eight external cameras to perform semi-autonomous driving functions. “S

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Infinium enters strategic alliance with Denbury for ultra-low-carbon electrofuels projects in Texas

Green Car Congress

Electrofuels innovator Infinium ( earlier post ) has entered into a strategic alliance with US independent energy company Denbury to collaborate on developing ultra-low carbon electrofuels projects in the state of Texas. Infinium electrofuels facilities being developed in Brazoria County will convert renewable power into green hydrogen and combine it with industrial-sourced carbon dioxide to produce ultra-low carbon fuels using Infinium proprietary technology.

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Tesla linked to more development around Gigafactory Texas

Teslarati

It appears that Tesla is gathering more land for some more projects around the Gigafactory Texas area. As per recent filings to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, plans seem to be underway to construct an $11 million, 220,000-square-foot warehouse just across the Colorado River, close to Tesla’s massive electric vehicle plant. The filing indicated that the land is owned by Horse Ranch LLC, an entity that has been linked to Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

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CARB approves new requirements to further reduce air pollution from Transport Refrigeration Units

Green Car Congress

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved amendments to its current rule for Transport Refrigeration Units (TRUs) operating in the state. The 2022 amendments will require a variety of actions designed to reduce the pollution these units produce, and accelerate their transition to zero-emission technologies. The new requirements include the transition of diesel-powered truck TRUs to zero?

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

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2023 Mini Cooper SE, Tesla home chargers, Model Y changed everything: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Tesla home chargers excel for the home-charging experience, a study finds. The electric Mini Cooper re-ups for 2023. And did the arrival of the Tesla Model Y change the EV adoption trendlines in a lasting way? This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Tesla has again topped J.D. Power’s study looking at EV owner satisfaction with home.

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Siemens and Nexii unveil sustainable and cost-effective EV charging prototype for faster deployment

Green Car Congress

Siemens unveiled a new sustainable, EV charging concept structure designed for electrifying fleets and high demand charging applications at scale. The new VersiCharge XL concept was created to electrify new or existing parking lots and building structures quickly and efficiently by using a modular, scalable design made in partnership with Nexii Building Solutions (Nexii) using their proprietary, sustainable building material with low carbon footprint.

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Tesla’s production expansion, surging oil prices bring stock upgrade from Daiwa Securities

Teslarati

Tesla’s ( NASDAQ: TSLA ) plans to expand its production capacity, along with other factors like surging oil prices that could sway consumers to electric vehicles, have contributed to Daiwa Securities analysts upgrading their outlook on the automaker’s stock. Daiwa analyst Jairam Nathan said Tesla is “best positioned” to satisfy the increases in electric vehicle demand due to its manufacturing expansion plans, which are set to drastically increase the automaker’s ann

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Ballard and MAHLE working on new fuel cell system concept for long-haul trucks

Green Car Congress

Ballard Power Systems and MAHLE Group, a Tier 1 automotive supplier, are progressing the development of a new fuel cell system concept for long-haul trucks, with MAHLE taking delivery of a 120kW module at the company’s hydrogen test center in Stuttgart, Germany. The new concept system is a part of the ongoing development of Ballard’s future product platform—which will feature power outputs from 180kW to 360kW—specifically to address the requirements of heavy-duty and long-haul trucks

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

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Video Friday: Markobot

Cars That Think

Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos 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 !): ICRA 2022 : 23–27 May 2022, Philadelphia ERF 2022 : 28–30 June 2022, Rotterdam, the Netherlands CLAWAR 2022 : 12–14 September 2022, Açores, Portugal Let us know if you have suggestions for

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GZM Metropolis signs a contract for 32 Solaris electric buses

Green Car Congress

GZM Metropolis (an association of municipalities in the Silesia region in Poland) has signed a contract for the delivery of 32 new Solaris electric buses along with charging infrastructure—11 pantograph chargers and 16 plug-in chargers. GZM Metropolis will welcome 27 Urbino 12 electric and 5 articulated Urbino 18 electric vehicles in 2023. Apart from providing charging devices, the manufacturer has also committed to carrying out a full package of turnkey e-mobility solutions comprising des

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Tesla and Elon Musk denied court hearing over CEO’s SEC harassment claims

Teslarati

Tesla and Elon Musk’s efforts to strike back at the Securities and Exchange Commission over the agency’s alleged harassment of the CEO and his First Amendment rights appear to have met their first roadblock. In a two-page order on Thursday, US District Judge Alison Nathan denied Musk and Tesla’s request for a court hearing on their claims that the SEC was targeting the company and the CEO with unrelenting investigations. .

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3 Design Considerations for Electric School Bus Vehicle-to-Grid Programs

CleanTechnica EVs

This is the third article in a three-part series examining the ways stakeholders — including state policymakers, school districts and electric utilities — can build on recent federal actions to accelerate the equitable transition to electric school buses across the U.S. Here we examine vehicle-to-grid pilot programs for early insights on design principles that help maximize […].

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Tesla’s L2 home charging system aces customer satisfaction ratings in J.D. Power study

Teslarati

It appears that it’s not just Tesla’s Supercharger Network that is well appreciated by electric vehicle owners. As per the results of the J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Electric Vehicle Experience (EVX) Home Charging Study, Tesla’s Level 2 home charging solutions have the highest customer satisfaction score in the market today. The annual study, which was launched last year, was designed to evaluate the satisfaction of electric vehicle owners with their home charging options.

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Tesla Is Closer To Delivering Its Giga Texas Model Ys

CleanTechnica EVs

Tesla is closer to delivering its Giga Texas–made Model Ys. We’re on the last leg of the trip, with US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification coming soon. Tesla has produced several Model Y all-electric crossovers at Giga Texas, and the EPA told Teslarati that once it approves the Texas-made Model Y, Tesla will be able […].

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TSMC R&D Chief: There’s Light at the End of the Chip Shortage

Cars That Think

Yuh-Jier Mii started on the ground floor of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. in 1994 as a fabrication integration manager. Today he’s one of the Hsinchu-based company’s leaders as senior vice president of research and development. During his nearly 30 years at TSMC, he has been involved with the creation of denser and denser integrated circuits.

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War Is Hell, 3 Game-Changing Green Hydrogen Projects Launch Anyway

CleanTechnica EVs

Green hydrogen projects are stepping up in scale, as demonstrated by 3 projects impacting ground transportation, power generation, shipping, and aircraft.

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This EV charger prototype could make US installation rollout much faster and easier

Electrek

Tech giant Siemens and Vancouver, BC-based green building firm Nexii just debuted the VersiCharge XL, a turnkey electric vehicle charging prototype that can be installed in just a few days. Siemens says it can charge large numbers of EVs using either level 2 or 3 chargers. more…. The post This EV charger prototype could make US installation rollout much faster and easier appeared first on Electrek.

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Janus Trucks Converting Freightliner To Electricity — Seeing Lot Of Demand

CleanTechnica EVs

The little boy inside me is excited, very excited. On a recent Zoom call with Lex Forsyth, General Manager of Janus Trucks, he told me that the converted Freightliner Coronado will be in Brisbane on March 7th and I’m invited to go along for a spin!! Janus announced recently that the second fully electric registered […].

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Arcimoto unveils radical three-wheel-drive electric leaning trike that it thinks can beat e-bikes

Electrek

Oregon-based Arcimoto unveiled today a radical new full-suspension, three-wheeled electric bike known as the Mean Lean Machine (MLM). The new e-bike employs tilting technology to help it corner more like a two-wheeler while maintaining the stability of a three-wheeler. more…. The post Arcimoto unveils radical three-wheel-drive electric leaning trike that it thinks can beat e-bikes appeared first on Electrek.

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How to Reward Renewable Energy Efficiency

CleanTechnica EVs

Reward Renewable Energy Efficiency: The energy efficiency of charging electric vehicles with renewable electricity must be rewarded in the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive. With 1 megajoule (MJ) of renewable electricity, EVs do 3.2 times more transport work and deliver 5.4 times more GHG reductions than delivering a MJ of RED II compliant bioethanol to a […].

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US offshore wind auction for NY Bight is final, attracts a record $4.37B in bids [Update]

Electrek

On January 12, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) would hold an offshore wind energy auction for more than 488,000 acres in the New York Bight. It’s now complete, and the auction achieved $4.37 billion in high bids. It’s a huge leap forward for the fledgling US offshore wind industry. more….

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Northvolt Will Convert Swedish Paper Mill To New Battery Factory

CleanTechnica EVs

Northvolt plans to repurpose a Swedish paper mill to make components for EV batteries.

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Electric Vehicle Spotlight: Nissan Ariya

Green Energy Consumers

It’s almost here! The all-new 2023 Nissan Ariya is available for reservations now. If you’re not excited, you will be soon.

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Tesla HEPA Filters: Can A Tesla Really Protect Your Lungs?

CleanTechnica EVs

Tesla engineers examine how useful Tesla HEPA filters really are. We all know that zero-emissions electric vehicles protect the lungs of everyone on the road. Now, it turns out, Tesla has showcased another feature that helps protect the lungs — an especially important issue in the age of COVID-related concerns. Tesla recently demonstrated how safe the cabins […].

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Tesla Model Y Police Car: Another Dept Adopts Tesla To Save Money

InsideEVs

The department has crunched the numbers, finding that the Tesla will save it over $6,000 per year on fuel and maintenance.

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Electric Cars, Winter Driving, Range Anxiety, & You

CleanTechnica EVs

Do you know how to maximize the range of an electric car in winter? Wired went to the experts to find out.

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Tesla Model Y Needs One EPA Approval For Giga Texas Deliveries

InsideEVs

The EPA reportedly said Tesla will begin deliveries after the agency's approval for a Certificate of Conformity.

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Tesla Roadster sold for over $250,000, a new record for the original electric sports car that is now increasing in value

Electrek

An original Tesla Roadster sold for over $250,000, in a new record, as Tesla’s very first car is gaining in value as a collector item. That’s more than Tesla plans on selling the next-generation Roadster for. more…. The post Tesla Roadster sold for over $250,000, a new record for the original electric sports car that is now increasing in value appeared first on Electrek.

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