Tue.Sep 21, 2021

Plug Power to build largest green hydrogen production facility on US west coast; 30 tonnes of LH2 per day

Green Car Congress

Plug Power is expanding its green hydrogen ecosystem to the US west coast with the construction of a new production facility in Fresno County, California. Green hydrogen is produced through the electrolysis of water with electricity generated from zero-carbon sources; only oxygen is emitted during the process. As the largest green hydrogen production facility on the west coast, the plant will produce 30 metric tons of liquid green hydrogen daily, serving customers from San Diego to Vancouver.

Volkswagen ID.4 earns Top Safety Pick+ to pave way for VW’s mass-market EVs

Green Car Reports

The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 earned a Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the non-profit safety agency confirmed Tuesday. It's the highest safety rating awarded by the IIHS and considered to be the most rigorous safety testing in the industry. With the ID.4

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Honda targeting annual sales of 70,000 for electric Prologue SUV in 2024

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Honda announced an initial annual sales target of 70,000 units for the Prologue SUV, Honda’s first new volume battery-electric vehicle (BEV), when it goes on sale in 2024. Following the launch of Prologue, Honda-brand electrified vehicle sales will be boosted by the introduction of additional vehicles based on a new e-Architecture now being developed.

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NTSB chief calls Tesla Full Self-Driving "misleading and irresponsible," amid city-driving beta test

Green Car Reports

The new head of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) called out Tesla's use of "Full Self-Driving" branding for its non-autonomous driver-assistance tech in a recent interview with The Wall Street Journal.

SCA and St1 enter joint venture to produce and develop renewable diesel and biojet fuels

Green Car Congress

Forest products company SCA and St1 have entered a joint venture in Sweden to produce and sell renewable HVO diesel and biojet fuel. SCA will supply tall oil to the joint venture for feedstock and will invest approximately SEK 0.6 billion (US$71.7 million) in the company.

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Rivian details membership program for electric trucks' charging access, connectivity

Green Car Reports

As it begins customer deliveries of the R1T electric pickup truck, Rivian has revealed more details of its subscription program for charging and other ownership perks.

Aurora shows modified Toyota Sienna hybrid built for ride-hailing and powered by the Aurora Driver

Green Car Congress

Aurora shared the first look of the Toyota Sienna hybrid powered by the Aurora Driver, designed for a convenient and comfortable ride-hailing experience. This represents a significant milestone in Aurora’s path to commercializing Aurora-powered Toyota vehicles designed specifically for ride-hailing.

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Cadillac: reservations for 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ Debut Edition sell out in 10 minutes

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Reservations for the 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ Debut Edition EV ( earlier post ) sold out in just over ten minutes, according to Rory Harvey, vice president, Global Cadillac. The initial response for LYRIQ has been extraordinary.

Ford recalls Mustang Mach-E over risk of glass roof falling off after mocking Tesla for same issue


Ford has issued a recall of 5,000 Mustang Mach-E electric SUVs in Canada over a risk of the glass roof and windshield potentially coming loose and falling off. Ironically, the automaker mocked Tesla for the same problem just a year ago.

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Schaeffler opens new dedicated e-mobility plant in Hungary; expects €2-3B in annual e-mobility orders from 2022 on

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Automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler has opened a new production facility at its Szombathely location in the west of Hungary.

London’s largest taxi firm to go fully electric by 2023 with 4,000 EVs


Addison Lee, a London-headquartered private hire taxi and courier company, and the UK’s largest private vehicle hire firm, today announced that its entire fleet will become fully electric by 2023. Its current fleet currently stands at around 4,000 cars.

Shell aims to produce ~2M tonnes of sustainable aviation fuel per year by 2025

Green Car Congress

Royal Dutch Shell announced its ambition to produce around 2 million tonnes of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) a year by 2025. It also aims to have at least 10% of its global aviation fuel sales as SAF by 2030. Currently, sustainable aviation fuel accounts for less than 0.1% of the world’s use of aviation fuel1. We want to help our customers use more SAF. With the right policies, investments and collaboration across the sector we can accelerate aviation’s progress towards net zero by 2050.

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Ford mocked Tesla over glass roof “problems” – now the Mach-E is getting recalled for the same issue


Ford, and its executives for that matter, has never been one to shy away from throwing shade at competitors like Tesla.

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GM outlines plan for addressing Bolt battery combustion; production of battery modules resumes

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General Motors outlined an action plan to address the battery combustion issue afflicting the Bolt EV lineup. Earlier post.) The action plan includes both hardware and software remedies, some of which are in place with immediate effect. LG battery plants in Holland and Hazel Park, Michigan, have resumed production. In addition, LG is adding capacity to provide more cells to GM. As a result, replacement battery modules will begin shipping to dealers as soon as mid-October.

GM unveils new electric motors that will power its future EVs, starting with Hummer EV


GM has unveiled its latest series of new electric motors that will power its future electric vehicles, starting with the Hummer EV. more… The post GM unveils new electric motors that will power its future EVs, starting with Hummer EV appeared first on Electrek.

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SpaceX’s orbital Starship launch debut may be pushed to 2022 by slow FAA reviews


In a rare sign of material progress, SpaceX and the FAA have finally released what is known as a draft environmental assessment (EA) of the company’s South Texas Starship launch plans.

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Tesla announces expansion of its biggest virtual power plant in Australia


Tesla announced today that it is expanding its biggest virtual power plant in Australia to Victoria through its new “Tesla Energy Plan.” ” more… The post Tesla announces expansion of its biggest virtual power plant in Australia appeared first on Electrek.

Elon Musk’s Starlink is coming out of its “Beta” phase next month


Starlink is coming out of its beta phase next month, as confirmed by SpaceX CEO Elon Musk on Twitter. With this milestone expected to be reached soon, Starlink could very well be on its way towards becoming a potential disruptor in the internet service provider segment.

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Audi launches Q4 e-tron electric SUV starting at just $36,400 after incentives


Audi has officially launched the Q4 e-tron electric SUV in the US and confirmed a starting price of just $36,400 after incentives. more… The post Audi launches Q4 e-tron electric SUV starting at just $36,400 after incentives appeared first on Electrek.

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How Tesla’s FSD Beta maneuvers around cyclists and pedestrians


Tesla’s Full Self-Driving Beta has launched the company’s status as a semi-autonomous driving platform into the stratosphere, revealing that the automaker is evidently head and shoulders above its competitors.

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Lotus unveils lightweight chassis for new family of performance EVs


Following a recent announcement to introduce a new lineup of all-electric performance cars, Lotus has shared the chassis architecture the EVs will sit upon.

Tesla Gigafactory Shanghai enters “Plaid Mode” in its end of Q3 2021 push


As the third quarter comes to a close, Tesla China has practically entered “Plaid Mode” with its operations in Gigafactory Shanghai.

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How Zero’s electric motorcycle tech is making Polaris’s Electric Ranger better than gas UTVs


Polaris is gearing up to release an all-new Electric Ranger UTV this December, which they confidently claim will be the “best RANGER ever.”

NITI Aayog launches ‘Shoonya’ Campaign to promote zero pollution delivery vehicles

Electric Vehicles India

NITI Aayog launches ‘Shoonya’ Campaign to promote zero pollution delivery vehicles. Over 30 e-commerce, OEMs, fleet aggregators, charging infrastructure companies join hands to deliver green as part of the campaign to clean up final-mile deliveries.

EGEB: UK, Netherlands call on US, China to ban gas cars by 2035


In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): The UK and Dutch transport secretaries call for China and the US to take more dramatic steps. An abandoned 114-year-old paper mill in New Jersey gets a second life as a solar farm.

Omega Seiki Mobility unveils M1KA light electric commercial vehicle

Electric Vehicles India

Omega Seiki Mobility unveils M1KA light electric commercial vehicle. Omega Seiki Mobility Pvt. Ltd., a commercial electric vehicles manufacturer has unveiled its first electric four-wheeler light commercial vehicle (LCV) the M1KA.

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Closer look at the battery behind SONDORS’ low-cost 80 mph electric motorcycle


Electric bicycle company SONDORS has expanded into the larger electric mobility space with the announcement of a highway-capable electric motorcycle. more… The post Closer look at the battery behind SONDORS’ low-cost 80 mph electric motorcycle appeared first on Electrek.

Cadillac LYRIQ reservations sold out in just over ten minutes


Cadillac announced earlier this week that reservations for the LYRIQ EV sold out in just over ten minutes, marking an impressive statistic for demand. However, Cadillac did not detail how many reservations it received before closing down the reservations.

Mow Joe’s 16-inch electric mower ditches gas + oil for just $88, more in New Green Deals


Sure, mowing season might be winding down, but it’s never a bad time to prepare for next year. Right now, you can pick up the Mow Joe 16-inch electric mower for just $88. It’s perfect for smaller yards and allows you to finally kick gas and oil to the curb.

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GM confirms Chevy Bolt EV battery production has resumed


General Motors announced that battery production for the Chevy Bolt EV is once again underway. Battery production resumed on Monday, the automaker said, and outlined a course of action to “ensure that customers can safely and confidently drive, charge, and park the Chevy Bolt EV and EUV.”

The craziest electric cars coming in the next 5 years [Video]


The Munich Motor Show 2021 was fantastically packed full of crazy concepts, futuristic designs, and curiously cool EVs. We know that many of these concept designs won’t make it to production, but they are indications of what’s coming, and that’s something to get excited about.

UK power crisis – entirely the fault of regulators and ministers

EV Info

We are heading high speed into an energy train wreck with a perfect storm of bad luck, bad policy and plain bad decision making. Let’s list the key ingredients for this recipe of disaster. Rush to switch to low carbon generation. Slashing gas storage facilities. Outlawing fracking.

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Specialized releases 3 new Full Power Turbo electric bicycles for road, city, and trails


Specialized has been in the electric bicycle game since 2009, making them one of the earlier entrants among mainstream bicycle companies. With all those years building premium e-bikes, they’ve had plenty of time to refine their technology.

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Electric Cars In US Listed From Most To Least Efficient


All the currently available all-electric models (and multiple upcoming ones) listed by EPA efficiency rating

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Quick Charge Podcast: September 21, 2021


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: September 21, 2021 appeared first on Electrek.

7 Revealing Ways AIs Fail

Cars That Think

Artificial intelligence could perform more quickly, accurately, reliably, and impartially than humans on a wide range of problems, from detecting cancer to deciding who receives an interview for a job. But AIs have also suffered numerous, sometimes deadly, failures.

First Ride: 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

Clean Fleet Report

Two of America’s Best-Selling Vehicles Go Electric. Ford’s all-in on electrification and Clean Fleet Report had a chance this past week to experience the company’s commitment first hand—from the passenger seat.

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