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ORNL team achieves diesel-like efficiency with SI engine

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A team at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has achieved diesel-like efficiency in a single-cylinder spark-ignition (SI) research engine while maintaining compatibility with stoichiometric 3-way catalyst (TWC) systems.

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Smaller Nissan EV, Toyota Teammate, Polestar 2 review: Today’s Car News

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Toyota and Lexus have an assisted-driving system, but it’s being pitched very differently than Tesla Navigate on Autopilot. Nissan could be readying a compact EV next. And the Polestar 2 feels like Volvo performance for the EV age. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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MAN Energy launches industry consortium to develop medium-speed, ammonia-fueled engine

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MAN Energy Solutions has begun the ‘AmmoniaMot’ project. Initiated by MAN with partners from industry and research institutes, it aims to define the steps necessary to produce a dual-fuel, medium-speed engine capable of running on diesel-fuel and ammonia.

Report: Nissan planning small electric crossover below Ariya

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Nissan may launch a small electric crossover slotting below the Ariya, Auto Express reported Thursday.

Everfuel signs MOU for hydrogen supply to new zero-emission ship concept

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Denmark-based Everfuel A/S has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with an undisclosed German-Norwegian shipping company for collaboration on hydrogen supply to a new zero-emission shipping solution.

Toyota Mirai, Lexus LS 500h to debut "partial hands-free" driver-assistance system

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Toyota is launching a new driver-assist system on two electrified models, but it's taking a somewhat more conservative approach than Tesla Autopilot, and some systems from other established automakers.

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First cargo vessel operating on hydrogen to debut in Paris; commercial river operations this year

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The European innovation project Flagships will deploy the world’s first commercial cargo transport vessel operating on hydrogen, plying the river Seine in Paris. Commercial operations are set to commence in 2021.

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Piedmont Lithium increases North Carolina lithium resources by 40%

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Piedmont Lithium Limited released an updated Global Mineral Resource estimate (MRE) for its flagship Piedmont Lithium Project in North Carolina. The total MRE for the project is 39.2 Mt at 1.09% Li 2 O (Figure 1), with 55% of the MRE currently classified in the Indicated category.

Elon Musk’s Boring Company Las Vegas Loop proves quite boring in first rides – no Autopilot yet


Elon Musk’s Boring Company has allowed the media a first look at the Las Vegas Loop, and it proved to be, well, quite boring. more… The post Elon Musk’s Boring Company Las Vegas Loop proves quite boring in first rides – no Autopilot yet appeared first on Electrek. Electrek

ARPA-E announces $35M for technologies to reduce methane emissions

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ARPA-E announced up to $35 million for a new program focused on developing technologies to reduce methane emissions in the oil, gas, and coal industries: “Reducing Emissions of Methane Every Day of the Year” ( REMEDY ) ( DE-FOA-0002504 ).

Tesla’s vehicle delivery numbers from China in March are insane


Tesla’s numbers from China last month have been reported, and they are nothing short of insane.

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Volvo Group and SSAB to collaborate on the world’s first vehicles of fossil-free steel

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Volvo Group and steel-maker SSAB have signed a collaboration agreement on research, development, serial production and commercialization of the world’s first vehicles to be made of fossil-free steel. Volvo plans already this year to start the production of concept vehicles and components from steel made by SSAB using hydrogen. Plans are for smaller-scale serial production to start during 2022 and for a gradual escalation towards mass production to follow.

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Tesla starts advertising Model 3 with 93 miles of range on its website in Canada


Tesla is now starting to advertise the Model 3 with 93 miles of range, which aims to give buyers access to local EV incentives, on its website in Canada. Previously, this version of the Model 3 was hidden.

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DOE BETO to award $61.4M for low-carbon biofuels research to reduce transportation emissions

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) announced the availability of $61.4 million for technologies that produce low-cost, low-carbon biofuels. ( DE-FOA-0002396 ) Topic areas for the “Bioenergy Technologies Office Scale-Up and Conversion” funding opportunity include high-impact biotechnology research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) to bolster the body of scientific and engineering knowledge needed to produce low-carbon biofuels at lower cost.

SpaceX COO says Starlink is just five launches away from “full global connectivity”


The day before SpaceX aced its eighth Starlink launch in three months, President and COO Gwynne Shotwell implied that the company’s constellation of satellites could achieve “full [global] connectivity” just a handful of months from now.

Unifrax introduces new nano-structured alumina catalyst support technology for a greener catalytic conversion option: Eco-lytic

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Unifrax, a leading manufacturer of high-performance specialty materials, introduced a new, nano-structured alumina catalyst support technology for the transportation market: Eco-lytic.

Exclusive: NIU announces launch details for RQi electric motorcycle; here’s the first look


In a surprise move, it turns out that NIU is planning to release the first version of its highly anticipated RQi electric motorcycle later this year. more… The post Exclusive: NIU announces launch details for RQi electric motorcycle; here’s the first look appeared first on Electrek.

Tesla Model 3 and Model Y go through latest round of price increases


Tesla has rolled out its latest round of price adjustments for the Model 3 and Model Y. The adjustments affect the entire Model 3 line, as well as the Model Y Long Range Dual Motor AWD. .

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Tesla updates Model 3 interior and increases prices again


Tesla has increased the price of Model 3 and Model Y again in the US – the automaker’s fourth price change in as many months this year. The price changes also come with a slight interior update.

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Review update: 2021 Polestar 2 remixes Swedish performance for an EV reality

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Otherworldly is the first impression I kept returning to in my first few hours driving the Polestar 2 electric car.

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New Scorpion X electric moped launched by Juiced Bikes with more power, speed, and range


Juiced Bikes quietly dropped the original Scorpion electric moped from the company’s site earlier this week, replacing it today with the updated Juiced Scorpion X.

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Ford is battling early software issues in the Mustang Mach-E


Ford is reportedly dealing with some software issues that are affecting the charging capability of the 12-volt battery in the Mustang Mach-E. According to some owners, the issues are becoming more evident, causing them not to start when the battery problems present themselves.

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EGEB: The Netherlands’ first large-scale offshore wind farm is getting a revamp


In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): The 15-year-old Egmond aan Zee offshore wind farm in the North Sea will be refurbished. BlackRock Real Assets has closed a $4.8 billion renewable power investment fund.

Prana Grand Motorcycle Review

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Prana Grand Motorcycle Review. In the present customer review, our topic of discussion is Prana Grand electric motorcycle. Our team has gone to Vijayawada to get the review of this electric motorcycle. So, let’s go through Prana Grand Motorcycle Review. About Prana.

Podcast: Electric Last Mile (ELMS), Tesla news, Mercedes-Benz EQC specs, and more


This week on the Electrek Podcast , we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including a partner segment on Electric Last Mile Solutions (ELMS) where CEO James Taylor joins us 20 minutes early to discussing the company and going public via SPAC.

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In the world of EV stocks, there can only be one winner: Rob Arnott


Electric vehicle stocks have been some of the biggest investment opportunities in the last ten years.

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Tesla ready for India

Electric Vehicles India

Tesla ready for India. According to news, Tesla may be accelerating the process to launch its cars on Indian roads. Now, the automaker hired an executive in the process of selecting suitable locations to open showrooms in three Indian cities.

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Tesla Model Y Standard Range gets official EPA rating, but the vehicle’s fate is unknown


Tesla Model Y Standard Range has received an official EPA rating – making it one of the most efficient cars in the world, but the vehicle’s fate is still unknown.

Road Test: 2021 Polestar 2

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Go EV the Scandinavian Way. If you see a Polestar 2 parked along the street or hear it roll silently by, you’re forgiven if you don’t know what it is. You will notice that it’s a handsome, premium-grade midsize car that looks like a tall sedan (it’s actually a hatchback). Still a bit of a mystery.

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FreZe Nikrob EV Is More Than A Rebadged Wuling Hongguang Mini EV


Starting at €9,999, it aims for more things than just 30,000 cars in sales

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Green Deals: Jetson’s Eris Electric Scooter takes you around town this spring at low of $350, more


Amazon is offering the Jetson Eris Electric Scooter for $349.99 shipped. Down from its $500 list price, today’s deal marks a new low that we’ve tracked at Amazon and is the best available. This scooter is great for riding around town this spring.

$25,000 Tesla: Design Boss Wants You To Lead Chinese Design Team


Tesla created a cool video ad announcing it's searching for someone to lead its new Chinese design team

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Tesla Model S vs. Model 3: Comparing sedans side by side


Tesla’s Model S and Model 3 provide drivers with either a taste of veteran performance or refreshing innovation and value. Both combine to form the US automaker’s line of electric sedans, although they share more of their mechanical makeup with their respective assembly-line SUV partners.

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China: Wuling Sold Almost 40,000 Hong Guang MINI EV In March 2021


40,000 is a really big number. A new version is coming to boost sales even more

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Tesla Leads Italian EV Market In March; Fiat & Renault Follow

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In Italy, the Tesla Model 3 reigned as the best-selling electric vehicle according to the Italian National Union for Foreign Vehicles (UNRAE). UNRAE noted that there were 1,363 Model 3 sold in Italy in March. That number is what pushed Tesla ahead of other electric vehicles.

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Early Ford Mustang Mach-E Affected By 12V Battery Charging Issue


It might result in a dead 12V battery

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Biden Puts Electric Vehicle Jobs into High Gear

EV Obssesion

By Roland Hwang Electrification of the world’s cars and trucks is racing forward. The only questions are: Will it be fast enough to avert a climate catastrophe, and where will these technological wonders be built?