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ANGI to supply hydrogen fuel dispensers to Nikola

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ANGI Energy Systems, a Vontier company announced a strategic collaboration with Nikola Corporation to support Nikola’s plan to create the largest North American open-network of commercial hydrogen refueling stations by providing technically advanced hydrogen fueling dispensers, under Nikola’s HYLA brand. The dispensers are expected to be the industry’s first HD-ready solutions in the field, offering high flow refueling for heavy-duty vehicles.

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2024 Kia EV9 bidirectional charging: Here’s how it will work

Green Car Reports

The Kia EV9 electric SUV is shaping up to be one of the most important EVs yet for North America. That’s partly because it takes a shape and size that lands right in the midst of the U.S. family vehicle market, and in at least some forms lays down the promise of 300 miles of range. But it’s also because the EV9 promises to help make.

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ORNL researchers develop new electrolyte for extreme fast charging

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Researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and colleagues have developed a novel high-performance electrolyte (HPE) consisting of lithium bis(fluorosulfonyl)imide (LiFSI), lithium hexafluorophosphate (LiPF 6 ) and carbonates to support extreme fast charging (XFC). A paper on their work appears in the journal Batteries & Supercaps. Realizing XFC in lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles is still challenging due to the insufficient lithium-ion transport kinetics, especially in the

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2024 Mazda CX-90 plug-in hybrid makes the list of safest SUVs

Green Car Reports

Plug-in hybrid versions of the 2024 Mazda CX-90 three-row crossover SUV have received the highest Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). To earn a spot on the Top Safety Pick+ list, a vehicle must earn top "Good" scores in the driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, original.

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

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EIA: US exported more LNG than any other country in the first half of 2023

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The United States exported more liquefied natural gas (LNG) than any other country in the first half of 2023 (1H23), according to data from CEDIGAZ analyzed by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). US LNG exports averaged 11.6 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) during this period, 4% (0.5 Bcf/d) more than in 1H22, according to data from the US Department of Energy’s LNG Reports.

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BMW, Ford, Honda ally for tech enabling EVs to support the grid

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BMW, Ford, and Honda on Tuesday announced a new company focusing on vehicle-to-grid (V2G) EV charging, which the partners claim will benefit both EV owners and electric utilities. Called ChargeScape, the company aims to start operations in 2024, pending regulatory approval. Its main focus will be connecting EV owners in the U.S. and Canada with.

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Tesla lands EU funding for V4 Supercharger installations and expansions

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Tesla has landed nearly €149 million in funding from the European Union to support the update and expansion of its Supercharger network in Europe. It appears the funding will be used to install or upgrade over 7,000 Superchargers to the new V4. As a part of an ambitious plan to grow sustainability projects across Europe stemming from the EU Green Deal, the European Union has announced it will provide €352 million to fund 26 total infrastructure projects.

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DOE announces $18.6M to support production of low-carbon biofuels and bioproducts

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) awarded $18.6 million in funding to eight university and industry projects to develop biomass feedstocks to produce affordable biofuels and bioproducts that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The selected projects support DOE’s investment in the development and production of biofuels and innovation and growth in agricultural industries and will help meet the Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Grand Challenge goal of producin

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Tesla to spend almost $2 billion on components from India this year

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After years of negotiating with the Indian government over high import taxes on vehicles, a new report shows that Tesla plans to make significant investments in the country this year. With Tesla and India still working out the finer details for its apparent partnership that would see a new Gigafactory come to the country, a new statement from a government official shows that the automaker will purchase billions of dollars worth of automotive components from the country.

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TANAKA establishes production system in China for fuel cell electrode catalysts

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TANAKA Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K., which operates an industrial precious metals business as a core company of TANAKA Precious Metals, signed a technical assistance agreement with Chengdu Guangming Paite Precious Metal Co., Ltd., an affiliated company in China, in the area of fuel cell electrode catalyst manufacturing technologies. TANAKA Kikinzoku Kogyo aims to use this agreement to meet the growing domestic demand for fuel cell electrode catalysts in China.

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

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First electric BMW M3 confirmed as a quad-motor EV powerhouse

Electrek

The BMW M3 sports sedan, the German automaker’s most iconic high-performance vehicle, is going electric. During a roundtable interview in Portugal this week, BMW’s product development chief, Frank Weber, confirmed the rumors. more… The post First electric BMW M3 confirmed as a quad-motor EV powerhouse appeared first on Electrek.

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Cemex Germany strengthens EV fleet with iONTRON ready-mix trucks from Putzmeister

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Cemex Germany continues to invest in more sustainable transport for its products. The building materials company has taken delivery of two all-electric iONTRON mixer trucks from Putzmeister , which will become part of the Berlin truck mixer fleet. iONTRON is the brand name for Putzmeister electrified products; the lineup includes the P 9G iONTRON Mixer, the BSF iONTRON Hybrid truck-mounted concrete pump, and the BSA 1005 E iONTRON trailer concrete pump.

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Tesla considers new partnership for battery materials

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It appears that Tesla is considering Chinese battery components manufacturer Sunrise New Energy as a potential supplier, according to a new report. Sunrise New Energy said on Wednesday that Tesla has expressed interest in the manufacturer’s battery component products, as reported by Reuters. The company says that Tesla’s battery raw materials department had been in contact requesting details on its technology, upcoming manufacturing plans, and overall production capacity.

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California Energy Commission launches $38M project for EV charging in low-income and disadvantaged communities

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The California Energy Commission (CEC) is opening applications for $38 million in equity-focused incentives to fund publicly accessible electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in low-income and disadvantaged communities in 28 counties in northern and southern California. The rebates are part of the California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP), the nation’s largest EV charging incentive initiative.

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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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Tesla (TSLA) is most shorted stock, Elon Musk suspects Bill Gates still in it

Electrek

Tesla (TSLA) is still the most shorted stock out of all the US large-caps, and Elon Musk suspects that Bill Gates still has a large position against the company. more… The post Tesla (TSLA) is most shorted stock, Elon Musk suspects Bill Gates still in it appeared first on Electrek.

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Venice orders 90 Solaris hydrogen buses

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The transport company Azienda Veneziana della Mobilita has ordered a total of 90 hydrogen Solaris buses, with 75 of them being the 12-meter version and 15 being articulated Urbino 18 buses. The contract also includes an option to increase the order quantity. According to the agreement, these vehicles will be delivered to Venice gradually, starting from November 2025, and the deliveries will be completed in the first weeks of 2026.

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Longtime Tesla investor Ron Baron expects TSLA to grow up to 5X by 2030

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Longtime Tesla ( NASDAQ:TSLA ) bull and legendary investor Ron Baron recently shared some of his optimistic estimates for the electric vehicle maker. Baron noted that he sees Tesla growing about four to five times its current size by the end of the decade. The 80-year-old Baron is an active manager whose keen investing sense has allowed him to outperform the market since the 1980s.

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Continental using recovered carbon black in solid tires

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Continental recently added recovered carbon black (rCB) to its newly produced Super Elastic solid tires at its tire plant in Korbach, Germany, thus reducing the use of fossil raw materials and CO 2 emissions. Solid tires such as Continental’s SC20+ already contain around 60% renewable and recycled materials due to their high natural rubber content. By 2050 at the latest, Continental aims to use 100% sustainable materials in its tire products.

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Elon Musk: AI poses a ‘civilizational risk’ if not regulated

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Elon Musk was among a number of top technology executives who met at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday for a Senate forum discussing artificial intelligence (AI). During the private discussion, Musk reportedly echoed warnings of the threat AI poses to humanity if action is not taken to regulate the emerging technology. Musk warned lawmakers that AI could pose a “civilizational risk” if not regulated, according to Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo) in a report from NBC News.

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X Shore launches its third electric boat, entering new hardworking category

Electrek

X Shore, the Swedish electric boat maker, has just unveiled its third vessel, the X Shore PRO. Built on a similar platform to its flagship Eelex 8000 electric boat, the X Shore PRO is designed for the maritime professional sector. more… The post X Shore launches its third electric boat, entering new hardworking category appeared first on Electrek.

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Volkswagen expected to initiate job cuts at Zwickau EV plant: report

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Volkswagen’s electric vehicle plant in Zwickau, Germany, is expected to implement a round of job cuts. Reports suggest that about 2,500 temporary workers at the West Saxony complex will be affected. Volkswagen’s Zwickau plant, which has been exclusively producing EVs since January 2022 , is a core component of the veteran automaker’s electric vehicle strategy.

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Tesla moves closer to launching ‘Tesla Electric’ in Australia

Electrek

Tesla applied with the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) to become a “Market Customer” in the electricity market in Australia – a move that is likely in preparation for the launch of its new “Tesla Electric” service in Australia. more… The post Tesla moves closer to launching ‘Tesla Electric’ in Australia appeared first on Electrek.

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Biden administration to provide $100M to repair or replace non-operational EV chargers in the U.S.

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The Biden-Harris Administration opened applications for the Electric Vehicle Charger Reliability and Accessibility Accelerator, which provides up to $100 million in Federal funding to build a reliable electric vehicle infrastructure. The fund will provide support to repair and replace existing non-operational electric vehicle (EV) chargers across the United States.

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Chinese solar giant Trina is opening a 5 GW factory in Texas

Electrek

China’s Trina Solar, one of the world’s largest solar panel makers, has announced it will build a 5 gigawatt (GW) solar panel factory in Texas. more… The post Chinese solar giant Trina is opening a 5 GW factory in Texas appeared first on Electrek.

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Kia EV9 home backup, Mazda CX-9 PHEV safety, ChargeScape V2G tech: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

The Mazda CX-9 PHEV makes the safety honor roll. Honda, BMW, and Ford get together for looking at how EVs could connect to the grid. And we go hands-on with how the Kia EV9 will help back up the home and smooth the grid. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. The upcoming Kia EV9 is noteworthy for many reasons, and one of them is the way the.

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The most affordable electric microcar yet starts making deliveries

Electrek

When I first covered the ARK Zero electric microcar , its specs and pricing sounded too good be true. “I’ll believe it when I see it,” I quipped. Well I guess now I have to believe it, as the company says it has begun making deliveries and shared its first on-road photos. more… The post The most affordable electric microcar yet starts making deliveries appeared first on Electrek.

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54% Of Gas-Powered Vehicle Drivers Say They’re Ready To Make An EV Their Next Purchase Or Lease

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Gas-powered vehicles have been the norm for over 100 years. However, a new survey reveals that lots more drivers are ready to switch to EVs.

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Solar panel exports are breaking records – now let’s install them

Electrek

Solar panel exports from China grew by 34% in the first half of 2023, with 114 gigawatts (GW) shipped worldwide, compared to 85 GW in the same period last year, according to a new analysis by energy think tank Ember. We need to get them online ASAP. more… The post Solar panel exports are breaking records – now let’s install them appeared first on Electrek.

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Honda Fans Can Visit the Automaker's New Museum at Its California HQ

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Believe it or not, Honda’s been around in the U.S. for decades, and to Celebrate, the automaker opened the American Honda Collection Hall to show some of its most iconic models.& The display will be open during regular "Cars and Coffee" events starting in October. Honda established its first American presence in 1959, also its first business presence outside of Japan.

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Volkswagen’s EV woes worsen with planned job cuts amid low demand

Electrek

Volkswagen’s largest EV production site in Europe is at risk of losing jobs amid low demand. The automaker is holding a staff meeting on Thursday, where it’s expected to relay the news to workers. more… The post Volkswagen’s EV woes worsen with planned job cuts amid low demand appeared first on Electrek.

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2024 Hyundai Kona Electric Debuts With 260-Mile Range

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Hyundai unveiled its 2024 Kona Electric SUV to U.S. media in Baltimore, Maryland. The all-new Kona is positioned as an upscaled multiplayer in the small SUV segment, led by an all-electric variant that offers advanced safety, convenience, and outstanding electric range of 260 miles based on preliminary Hyundai internal estimates. The second-generation Kona offers one […] The post 2024 Hyundai Kona Electric Debuts With 260-Mile Range appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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Polestar integrates Amazon Prime for entertainment

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Amazon’s streaming service, Prime Video, is now available as an app in the Polestar 2, marking the vehicle’s latest video platform addition to its operating system (OS). Prime Video has officially launched in the Polestar 2, according to a press release shared on Wednesday. Now, Polestar 2 owners can stream Prime Video while parked or charging, adding to a handful of apps that are now available on the vehicle’s OS.

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Harley’s new LiveWire Del Mar electric motorcycles begin deliveries in US

Electrek

The long-awaited deliveries of the new LiveWire Del Mar Launch Edition electric motorcycles have just begun, and we’re already hearing feedback on the rides from early customers. more… The post Harley’s new LiveWire Del Mar electric motorcycles begin deliveries in US appeared first on Electrek.

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Jeep Gifts Wrangler Updates to Gladiator

The Truth About Cars

In what’s likely the most obvious move this year other than the Blackhawks taking Connor Bedard in the NHL draft*, Jeep has announced they are applying to the Gladiator nearly all the same updates its close cousin, the Wrangler, earned a few months ago. *Ed. note: Here come the Hawks, the miiiiiiiighty Blackhawks! Ahem. Anyway. Given the similarities between the two both in the cabin and ahead of the C-pillar, it makes a boatload of sense for Jeep to align these fraternal twins.

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