Sat.Mar 12, 2022

article thumbnail

Fraunhofer working on optimized methanol reformers to deliver hydrogen

Green Car Congress

Methanol reformers convert easy-to-transport methanol into hydrogen. However, conventional reformers have a number of drawbacks such as catalyst attrition. Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Microengineering and Microsystems IMM are working on an innovative methanol reformer for mobile applications to overcome these challenges. Transporting hydrogen can be a complex process.

Hydrogen 447
article thumbnail

VW electric van, 50-mpg shortlist, Rivian LFP cells, GM and Ford bidirectional charging: The Week in Reverse

Green Car Reports

Which automaker is testing high-power wireless charging? And what was the surprising conclusion of research assessing solid-state cell safety? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending March 11, 2022. Rivian has announced that the upcoming Standard battery pack, providing 260+.

MPG 145
article thumbnail

Benchmark Minerals: Europe’s EV gigafactory capacity pipeline to grow 6-fold to 789.2 GWh to 2030

Green Car Congress

Europe has become the fastest growing region for new electric vehicle (EV) lithium-ion battery capacity outside of China, according to Benchmark Minerals. Just three and a half years ago, Benchmark’s lithium-ion Battery Gigafactory Assessment (September 2018) reported Europe’s battery cell capacity to be at 120GWh by 2030—enough cells for 2.2 million EVs.

article thumbnail

Tesla Pleasure Driving

CleanTechnica EVs

by Robert Hunt, with some editing by David Waterworth After a year of owning my Tesla Model 3 Long Range, I thought I’d write down a few points … but from the experiential angle rather than the technical — for new people and for a bit of fun. This is about Tesla pleasure driving, if […].

Tesla 111
article thumbnail

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

emissions global warming Norway climate change carbon dioxide youtube lighting

article thumbnail

NYK completes concept design for Ammonia-Ready LNG-Fueled Vessel (ARLFV)

Green Car Congress

Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK), MTI, and Elomatic Oy , a Finnish maritime consulting and engineering firm, have completed the development of a concept design for an ammonia-fuel ready LNG-fueled vessel (ARLFV) for the transition to a future marine fuel. NYK and MTI have established the long-term target of net-zero emissions of greenhouse gas (GHG) by 2050 for the NYK Group’s oceangoing businesses.

Concept 221
article thumbnail

Cheap, Safe, Regional Electric Flying is Coming, & Kevin Antcliff Of Xwing Is Automating It

CleanTechnica EVs

There was a real knee in the curve at 40% that led to much even more value for smaller aircraft. It suggests that the economics will be as cheap as cars, but a lot faster, and time has value. .

Cheap 106

More Trending

article thumbnail

Tesla Model X Plaid Likes & Dislikes

CleanTechnica EVs

This Tesla Model X Plaid review will be provided in a “he says, she says” format in order to show the points of view of both Sidney Ringold and Jim Ringold. Sometimes they are in complete alignment. Sometimes they aren’t. By Jim Ringold and Sidney Ringold, teslacarstuff@gmail.com. We recently took delivery of our second Tesla […].

Tesla 100
article thumbnail

Ukrainian Tesla Driver Stranded In Romania Charges At Gas Station

InsideEVs

The older Tesla Model S appears to have run out of juice in front of a gas station in Sibiu, Romania.

Romania 136
article thumbnail

The NHTSA & DOT Want Your Thoughts On Using Cameras Instead Of Traditional Mirrors

CleanTechnica EVs

The National Transportation Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Department of Transportation want to know if you support using cameras instead of traditional mirrors. The two organizations opened a Federal Register Notice with a comment period that ends on April 13, 2022. According to the NHTSA, it is thinking about researching the involvement of the […].

article thumbnail

NHTSA Rules That Manual Controls Are Not Required In Self-Driving Cars

InsideEVs

There are currently no self-driving cars, but when one will appear, it will not have to have a steering wheel or pedals.

Cars 132
article thumbnail

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

Brief

article thumbnail

Traditional Automakers Could Face “Kodak Moment” If They Fail to Catch Up With Tesla

CleanTechnica EVs

Traditional automakers are serious about committing to electric vehicles. But do they have what it takes to catch up with Tesla? According to Rob Hull at the UK’s This is Money media outlet, “Tesla’s ability to continue delivering EVs in 2022 could see it extend its stronghold over the market.” It’s reported that “electric vehicle outputs […].

Tesla 98
article thumbnail

Here’s What The Volkswagen ID Buzz Lineup Will Look Like In Full

InsideEVs

There will be a total of five, possibly six different ID Buzz variants, but not all will be available in all markets.

Available 121
article thumbnail

Can Tesla’s Otherworldly White Seats Really Stay Clean?

CleanTechnica EVs

The unusual white upholstery is probably such a popular option among Tesla owners because it seems to match the automaker’s futuristic vibe. Much like the all-white interior of the spaceship in Stanley Kubrick’s epic film 2001, Tesla’s stark white interior accentuates an otherworldly aesthetic experience. A look at Tesla’s all-white interior option (Source: Tesla) As much as they look good […].

Clean 99
article thumbnail

Volkswagen ID Life Design Falls Out Of Favor In Wolfsburg

InsideEVs

Looks like there isn't room for two retro-inspired EVs in VW's range.

Design 126
article thumbnail

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

Oil

article thumbnail

Panasonic To Begin Mass Production Of Tesla 4680 Batteries In Fiscal Year April 2023

CleanTechnica EVs

Panasonic plans to start the mass production of Tesla’s 4680 battery cells in the fiscal year April 2023, according to reports. There are also plans to set up two additional production lines and facilities at the company’s Wakayama factory. There’s also a rumor that Panasonic is planning a major gigafactory somewhere in the US. In […].

article thumbnail

Rivian Announces New Tech Under Development

InsideEVs

From a heat pump to LFP batteries, new drive units, 800 V systems, bi-directional charging and more.

article thumbnail

Lucid CEO Shares Details On Lucid’s Battery Pack In All New Series, “Tech Talks”

CleanTechnica EVs

Lucid Motors CEO Peter Rawlinson has opened up about Lucid’s battery pack. The automaker recently launched an all-new series called Tech Talks that will share some of the key details behind its EV technology. The video below is the first episode. Rawlinson focuses on the battery pack. Rawlinson noted that the Lucid Air Dream Edition […].

article thumbnail

New Tesla Model Y Version Emerges On EPA's List: But What Is It?

InsideEVs

Is it the new Made-in-Texas car, equipped with 4680-type cylindrical battery cells or maybe LFP-powered?

EPA 98
article thumbnail

Tesla Prioritizing Deliveries Of Cars With FSD

CleanTechnica EVs

Ordering FSD can help put a new Tesla in your driveway sooner.

Tesla 96
article thumbnail

Wheel-E Podcast! New e-bikes from Rad, Yamaha and Ducati, Gogoro’s solid state batteries, Polaris electric ATVs & more

Electrek

This week on Electrek’s new Wheel-E podcast, we discuss the most popular news stories from the world of electric bikes and other nontraditional electric vehicles. This week that includes a new partnership between SUPER73 and Indian Motorcycle, new e-bike models from Rad Power Bikes, Yamaha and Ducati, Polaris testing new electric ATVs, Gogoro unveiled a solid state swappable battery for EVs, and lots more…. more….

article thumbnail

2022 GMC Hummer EV Pickup POV First Drive Will Make You Want One

InsideEVs

It may be among the least efficient EVs on sale right now, but can you name a cooler pickup truck, be it all-electric or ICE-powered?

GMC 77
article thumbnail

Quick Charge Podcast: March 12, 2022

Electrek

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: March 12, 2022 appeared first on Electrek.

article thumbnail

China: NCM-Powered Tesla Model 3/Model Y Prices Go Up

InsideEVs

Estimated delivery times also extend.

Price 76
article thumbnail

Romeo Power and Wrightspeed offer “Powertrain in a Crate” to repower school buses, transit buses and certain medium- and heavy-duty trucks into EVs

Green Car Congress

Romeo Power and Wrightspeed are working together to leverage Romeo Power’s high-capacity battery packing and module technology along with Wrightspeed’s high-torque, high-efficiency powertrain system to accelerate electrification in the bus, and medium- and heavy-duty truck market. There are more than one million existing buses and trucks that are candidates for repowering to full battery-electric right now, and at a much lower upfront cost than purchasing expensive new battery electric vehicles.

Kits 304
article thumbnail

Road Test: 2022 Ford Maverick XL FWD EcoBoost

Clean Fleet Report

Welcome To Your First Pickup Truck. When Clean Fleet Report first reviewed the 2022 Ford Maverick compact pickup, it was after driving it for about five hours. We came away impressed with what Ford had created. That was in October 2021. Five months later in February 2022, after spending a full week in the Maverick, our initial opinion has only been strengthened.

Ford 91
article thumbnail

Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicle of the Week: A DIY build-your-own electric car kit!

Electrek

Most of the weird electric vehicles I find each week on Alibaba for this column are fun to imagine driving, but they box you into a single odd product. Maybe you get an electric horseless carriage , or an electric backyard train , or an electric house-on-wheels. But there’s not much creativity in that, now is there? So instead, this week I think it’s time to let our creative side out to explore just what is possible when we remove the shackles of fully completed vehicular design, and instead emb

DIY 85
article thumbnail

Conspiracy theories link soaring gas prices to electric vehicles with zero evidence

Teslarati

A vacuous link between soaring gas prices and the surging demand for electric vehicles is being targeted as a conspiracy to make American consumers switch to electric vehicles. Social media posts are now suggesting that President Joe Biden is purposefully keeping prices at the pump incredibly high to force a surge in EV sales. “$6.00 a gallon gas is how you get people to buy electric cars,” a meme shared thousands of times across several social media platforms said.