Fri.May 06, 2022

Study finds limiting warming to 2 °C would require at least a $200/t carbon tax globally

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All regions of the world do not—and will not—experience the effects of CO 2 emissions in the same way. Some will suffer greatly from climate change, while others may even benefit.

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Volta plans to build its futuristic-looking electric trucks in the US, teases truck-as-a-service offering

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Sweden-based Volta Trucks on Thursday announced plans to enter the United States market with its Zero electric commercial trucks. The company said in a press release that it plans to "appoint an experienced U.S.-based based manufacturing partner in late 2022." It plans to start U.S.

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NREL scientists advance solar thermochemical hydrogen (STCH) production

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Perovskite materials may hold the potential to play an important role in a process to produce hydrogen in a renewable manner, according to an analysis from scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

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Lucid updates on deliveries and raises prices effective June 1—but no price hike for reservation-holders

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As part of a quarterly update Thursday, Lucid confirmed a price hike across its model line, and it confirmed that it’s still on track for producing 12,000 to 14,000 vehicles by the end of the year.

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Proterra selects Eaton’s 4-speed EV transmission for its ZX5 electric transit buses

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Proterra has selected Eaton’s eMobility business to supply a 4-speed medium-duty electrified vehicle (EV) transmission for the company’s ProDrive drivetrain used in Proterra ZX5 electric transit buses.

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Lucid price hike, EV charging apps, Volta trucks in the US: Today’s Car News

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California’s Lucid is raising prices, and ramping up production. The apps from automakers aren’t entirely delivering on charging functionality. And Volta, with its futuristic-looking trucks, is coming to the U.S. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

Volta trucks to enter US market with Class 7 electric truck in LA by end of next year

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Volta Trucks has outlined its strategic roadmap for its entry into the North American market. The plan will see the first Volta Zero vehicles operating on Los Angeles’ streets by the end of next year.

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SwRI CAT-DEF reduces heavy-duty diesel emissions to meet CARB 2027 NOx requirements

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Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) demonstrated the effectiveness of its patented and award-winning CAT-DEF technology during the WCX World Congress Experience in Detroit in April. CAT-DEF—Catalyzed Diesel Exhaust Fluid—is an SwRI-developed catalyst- and surfactant-modified diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) solution.

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Study: EV owners use automaker smartphone apps often but aren't so happy with them

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A majority of EV owners use automaker smartphone apps to manage charging, but they aren't happy with them, according to a new J.D. Power study. Of the EV owners surveyed, 70% said they used an app at least every other drive to monitor the charging process and view available range.

New Mexico adopts Clean Cars Rule

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The New Mexico Environmental Improvement Board (EIB) and the Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Air Quality Control Board (AQCB) have each adopted the Clean Car Rule after a joint public hearing. Their independent approval of the Clean Car Rule allows California’s Advanced Clean Cars to be implemented statewide in New Mexico beginning 1 July 2022.

KYMCO set to bring its battery-swapping electric scooters to Europe, upping arms race


The latest salvo in a battery swapping electric scooter arms race will see Taiwanese scooter giant KYMCO enter Europe via Italy with its Ionex electric scooters. more…. The post KYMCO set to bring its battery-swapping electric scooters to Europe, upping arms race appeared first on Electrek.

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Volvo Autonomous Solutions introduces autonomous transport solution targeted at key customer segments; DHL first customer

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Volvo Autonomous Solutions (VAS), a Volvo Group company, will offer a new hub-to-hub autonomous transport solution, designed to serve four main customer segments: shippers; carriers; logistics service providers; and freight brokers.

CATL’s $5B North American battery production plans land in U.S., several sites being vetted


Contemporary Amperex Technology Co (CATL) said in March 2021 that it would invest $5 billion into potential electric vehicle battery cell manufacturing sites in North America.

Hyundai opening R&D and Lab Center in Montana to design and build Ultimate Mobility Vehicles

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Hyundai New Horizons Studio (NHS), a unit focused on the development of Ultimate Mobility Vehicles (UMVs) ( earlier post ), will open a new Research, Development and Lab Center in Bozeman, Montana.

Tesla releases its 2021 Impact Report, shows strides toward full sustainability


Tesla has released its 2021 Impact Report, and it revealed that the company is making huge strides in its efforts to help accelerate the world’s shift to sustainable energy.

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Volvo Trucks increases I-Shift gearbox shifting speed by up to 30%

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Volvo Trucks has increased the shifting speed of its intelligent and automated I-Shift gearbox by up to 30%. The quicker response provides improved driveability and smoothness to the driving of both diesel and electric heavy-duty trucks.

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Tesla locks in long-term, low-carbon nickel supply deal with Vale SA


Tesla has locked in a long-term, low-carbon nickel supply deal with Brazilian mining company Vale South America, the latter company confirmed today. Rumors of a potential deal between Tesla and Vale circulated in March. Vale finally confirmed the deal this morning.

USABC awards $3M low-cost/fast-charge EV battery technology development contract to Amprius Technologies

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The United States Advanced Battery Consortium LLC (USABC) awarded a $3-million technology development contract to Amprius Technologies for a low-cost, fast-charge silicon nanowire cell technology for electric vehicles. The contract award, which includes a 50% cost share, funds a 30-month project that began earlier this year. The focus of the program is to develop a material structure and composition for their silicon nanowire anode, with the goal of extending both cycle and calendar life.

Ford tells dealers not to sell F-150 Lightning demo vehicles too quickly or they will face fines


Ford is letting its dealers know that they shouldn’t rush in to sell their F-150 Lightning demo units – even though the demand is high – or they will face some repercussions. more….

CPUC approves $11.7M for three new PG&E vehicle-to-grid pilots

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The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has approved $11.7 million in funding for Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to develop three new pilot programs to test how bidirectional electric vehicles (EVs) and chargers can provide power to the electric grid and other benefits to customers. PG&E will test bidirectional charging technology in a variety of settings, including in homes, businesses and with local microgrids in select high fire-threat districts (HFTDs).

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Tesla releases list of battery material suppliers, confirms long-term nickel deal with Vale


Tesla has released a list of direct battery material suppliers and confirmed that it has a long-term nickel deal with Vale, the world’s largest nickel producer. more…. The post Tesla releases list of battery material suppliers, confirms long-term nickel deal with Vale appeared first on Electrek.

Ford warns dealers of $25k fine if F-150 Lightning demo units are sold early


Ford seems intent on ensuring that the rollout of the F-150 Lightning will go off without a hitch. This was hinted at in a recent memo sent to dealers about the company’s Ford Courtesy Transportation Program (FCTP), which provides demo units to dealerships.

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The world’s largest hydrogen-battery hybrid mine haul truck starts work


UK-headquartered multinational mining company Anglo American today launched a a prototype of the world’s largest hydrogen-powered mine haul truck in South Africa. more…. The post The world’s largest hydrogen-battery hybrid mine haul truck starts work appeared first on Electrek.

Tesla Giga Shanghai will add another shift to improve its production output: report


Tesla is reportedly looking to ramp Gigafactory Shanghai’s vehicle production output from May 16. The company would be accomplishing this goal by adding another shift at the China-based electric car plant.

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CATL reportedly vetting sites for US battery production to support BMW and Ford


A recent report states that global battery conglomerate CATL is in the final stages of vetting potential sites to bring EV battery production to the US.

Tesla hikes Full Self-Driving price in Canada by $2,200


Tesla has hiked the price of its Full Self-Driving suite in Canada by $2,200. The FSD capability will now cost Canadian owners $12,800 from its previous $10,600 price. Tesla has increased the price of the Full Self-Driving suite in the United States since releasing it for the first time.

Tesla (TSLA) adds shifts at Gigafactory Shanghai to return to full production this month


Tesla (TSLA) is adding shifts at Gigafactory Shanghai in the hopes to return to full production this month after being shut down for 22 days. more…. The post Tesla (TSLA) adds shifts at Gigafactory Shanghai to return to full production this month appeared first on Electrek.

Twitter job interest rises over 250% after announcement of Elon Musk’s $44 billion buyout deal


Elon Musk’s upcoming and likely acquisition of Twitter appears to be making the social media company more attractive to job seekers. Since Twitter’s Board accepted Elon Musk’s bid to take over the company, interest in the social media platform’s jobs rose by over 250%.

C3STROM Astro combines e-bike design with motorcycle styling for a fast, new electric moped


Electric bicycles that blur the line with electric motorcycles and mopeds are an increasingly popular category of the e-bike industry. The latest new e-bike to take a full-throttle approach to this design philosophy is the C3STROM Astro. more….

Tata Ace EV small electric truck launched in India.

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Fluidfreeride launches fast dual-suspension 25 mph Mosquito electric scooter weighing just 29 lbs.


Miami-based Fluidfreeride, one of the top electric scooter distributors in the US, has just launched its latest electric scooter model.

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Kobalt’s 40V string trimmer will become a go-to yard tool at $99, more in New Green Deals


Now that you’re likely getting outside and working on the yard, you might have realized it’s time to finally replace that aging gas-powered or plug-in string trimmer.

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Lucid Produced 700 Cars In Q1 2022, Delivered 360 To Customers


CEO says the Arizona plant delivered "well over 300 vehicles" in April alone, demonstrating an "accelerated production ramp

Podcast: Rivian R1T live Q&A, F-150 Lightning deliveries, Tesla news, and more


This week on the Electrek Podcast , we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy. This week, we do a live Q&A about the Rivian R1T from the electric pickup truck, Ford starts F-150 Lightning deliveries, we discuss some Tesla news, and more.

Ford Dealer Memo: $25K Fine For Selling F-150 Lightning Demos Early


Ford is aware it must do everything it can to make sure its dealers are helping with EV sales, not hurting

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C3STROM Astro is a stylish, full-throttle electric moped

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Blurring the lines between an electric bicycle and an electric motorcycle, the C3STROM Astro sits somewhere in between. Available in both the Astro and Astro Pro models, C3STROM packs both high-power looks and the high-power performance into this hybrid moped.

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