Sat.May 14, 2022

Madrid orders 60 Solaris electric buses

Green Car Congress

EMT, the public bus operator in the City of Madrid, has ordered 60 Urbino 12 electric buses from Solaris, featuring high energy batteries and pantograph charging which will ensure high operability in all kinds of conditions. The contract value is more than €30 million.

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F-150 Lightning review, Scout electric SUVs, Fisker Pear and Lordstown Endurance: The Week in Reverse

Green Car Reports

Which electric trucks got a surge of new reservations after a big price hike? Might future electric cars go without friction brakes as we know them? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending May 13, 2022.

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UK to invest £200M in fleet of zero-emission heavy-duty trucks

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UK Transport Minister Trudy Harrison announced more than £200 million (US$244 million) of government funding will be injected into an extensive zero-emission road freight demonstrator program. The 3-year comparative programme will begin later this year to help decarbonize the UK’s freight industry with initial competitions for battery-electric and hydrogen-fuel-cell technology launching shortly.

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How Elon Musk plans to evaluate Twitter’s bot problem

Teslarati

In order to determine how many of Twitter’s user accounts could be automated, Tesla CEO and potential Twitter owner Elon Musk is carrying out his own statistics project to get a real answer.

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence: lithium industry needs $42B investment to meet 2030 demand

Green Car Congress

The lithium industry needs $42 billion of investment if it is to meet 2030 demand, according to analysis by Benchmark Mineral Intelligence. This works out at approximately $7 billion a year between now and 2028 if the industry is to meet lithium demand by the end of the decade.

Ford offloads $188.2m in additional Rivian shares

Teslarati

Ford Motor Co. sold $188.2 million additional shares of electric vehicle company Rivian on Friday after already selling $214 million shares earlier this week.

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California adding new certification requirement for HVIP: ZEPCert

Green Car Congress

California’s Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP), launched in 2009, accelerates commercialization of zero-emission and near-zero-emission technologies by providing point-of-sale vouchers to make advanced vehicles more affordable.

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International collaboration develops progressive vision for urban production at the BMW Group; OMA and 3XN

Green Car Congress

Urban Production is an international architecture competition organized by the BMW Group in close cooperation with the City of Munich. The aim is to realize outstanding, future-ready production in the urban setting of the company’s home plant in Munich.

With outrage over the USPS’s gas-guzzler plans, should it buy these electric cargo bikes instead?

Electrek

Electric cargo bikes, especially four-wheeled versions that function as mini delivery vans, are becoming an increasingly common solution for mail delivery around the world.

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Rivian R1T Owner Lists Exterior Issues To Look Out For At Delivery

InsideEVs

After owning the R1T for a month, Alex points out all the bodywork build quality and paint issues he could find

Tesla tries to help Texas electric grid amid heatwave with in-car alert

Electrek

Tesla is trying to help the grid in its new home state of Texas as rising temperatures is resulting in new record electricity demand in the state. The automaker is pushing a new in-car alert to encourage off-peak charging. more….

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Upcoming new EV bike from Harley-Davidson.

Electric Vehicles India

As we all can see how Electric vehicle manufacturers showing interest in introducing New models of EVs into the market. And Harley-Davidson joined hands to introduce A new Harley-Davidson Livewire into the market.

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Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicle of the Week: One-seater mini electric dump truck

Electrek

I’ll be honest, I’m not quite sure how to describe this thing. If a ride-on lawnmower and a dump truck made an illegitimate child in an electrical storm, this would probably be it. The quirky vehicle has the maneuverability of a shopping cart mixed with the utility of a wheelbarrow.

China: In April BYD Plug-In Car Sales Quadrupled To 105,000

InsideEVs

The Chinese manufacturer amazes with its growth rate, while others struggle

Ather 450X vs Chetak vs TVS iQube vs OLA S1 Pro: Perfect premium eScooter yet? Depends !!

Plug In India

Guest Post By Parvez Scott eBike and OLA electric scooter owner Patiala, PB Is there a perfect premium eScooter in India where u can just say to any prospective owner pick this one? Here is a guide from me based on my test rides.

China: Tesla Model Y Remains The Top Premium Crossover/SUV YTD In April

InsideEVs

But it's not longer #1 overall in the crossover/SUV category due to a weak result in April

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Does the Tesla “Full Self Driving” Approach Have a “See-Saw Problem”?

CleanTechnica

Tesla fans are now well aware of Tesla’s approach to “full self driving,” but I’ll provide a super quick summary here just to make sure all readers are on the same page.

Microlino Pioneer Series Is A Special Limited Version For Early Backers

InsideEVs

The Microlino is an all-new, all-electric microcar inspired by the original Isetta buble car

Elon Musk Is Confident In Tesla’s Ability To Sell All The EVs It Makes

CleanTechnica

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is confident in Tesla’s ability to sell all of the electric vehicles it produces. Elon Musk’s answer on this was given in a recent interview with Financial Times interviewer Peter Campbell during the Financial Times Future of the Car summit.

Tesla's Plans To Enter The Indian Market Reportedly Put On Hold

InsideEVs

The decision is said to have come after the Indian government rejected the EV maker's plea for lower import taxes

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How Ford Gets Accurate Towing Range Estimates

CleanTechnica

When I bought my first EV with any kind of range that might work on a road trip, I fell into a trap. The 2018 Nissan LEAF was supposed to have a 150-mile range, so I initially thought that it could go an honest 150 miles on the highway. I quickly figured out that this […].

Electric Cars Made In China Are Among The Most Popular EVs In Europe

InsideEVs

It's surprising, but not shocking due to the fact that Tesla exports a ton of EVs from China into Europe

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Encel MotoE World Cup Gets A Stellar Start To The New Season!

CleanTechnica

Michael Blaustein recently enjoyed some exciting electric motorcycle racing and is here to share the fun with us in text form. Enjoy his writeup from the start of the Encel MotoE World Cup. By Michael Blaustein What a stellar start to the fourth season of the Encel MotoE World Cup.

BYD Atto 3: As Easy As Ordering Takeaway

CleanTechnica

At a time when it seems almost impossible to buy a new car, Caleb Gittins has found that buying a BYD Atto 3 was as easy as ordering takeaway. Not only that, but the car is available with only a 3 month waiting period. EV Direct is making 1500 BYD Atto 3 electric crossovers available […].

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£200 Million Boost to Rollout of Hundreds More Zero-Emission HGVs

CleanTechnica

Transition to zero-emission trucks will help improve air quality, create greener jobs and reduce reliance on imports of foreign oil Republished from Department for Transport and Trudy Harrison MP, GOV.UK

Building US Infrastructure Fast & Smart

CleanTechnica

The Biden Administration released a Permitting Action Plan this week. The plan promises to deliver infrastructure investments on time and on budget that will revitalize communities across the country.

Exhausted: How We Can Stop Lithium Mining from Depleting Water Resources, Draining Wetlands, and Harming Communities in South America

CleanTechnica

To mitigate the worst impacts of climate change, we must transition away from fossil fuels like petroleum and coal and toward clean energy generation and zero-emission transportation options.

Tesla Full Self Driving Beta: How Close to Level 5 Autonomy? (Readers Chime In)

CleanTechnica

I just spent three 10 hour days driving 1500 miles from Utah to Wisconsin in my long-range Tesla Model 3. With two heavy mountain e-bikes destroying my aerodynamics (see Figure 1), my easy range for 75 mph driving was not much more than 100 miles.