Sat.Mar 12, 2022

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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Aberdeen City Council and bp sign joint venture agreement to develop city hydrogen hub

Green Car Congress

Aberdeen (Scotland) City Council and bp have signed an agreement to form a joint venture partnership that will deliver a scalable green hydrogen production, storage and distribution facility in the city powered by renewable energy.

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.

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.

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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

Tesla Pleasure Driving

CleanTechnica

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 […].

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

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Tesla Model X Plaid Likes & Dislikes

CleanTechnica

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.

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

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

CleanTechnica

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.

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

Tesla Prioritizing Deliveries Of Cars With FSD

CleanTechnica

Ordering FSD can help put a new Tesla in your driveway sooner. Autonomous Vehicles Cars Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Tesla Tesla FSD Beta Tesla Full Self-Driving

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

InsideEVs

Estimated delivery times also extend

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

CleanTechnica

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.

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

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Can Tesla’s Otherworldly White Seats Really Stay Clean?

CleanTechnica

The unusual white upholstery is probably such a popular option among Tesla owners because it seems to match the automaker’s futuristic vibe.

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

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

CleanTechnica

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.

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

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

CleanTechnica

Traditional automakers are serious about committing to electric vehicles. But do they have what it takes to catch up with Tesla?

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

CleanTechnica

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. .