Thu.Sep 09, 2021

KAMAZ presents its first hydrogen bus

Green Car Congress

KAMAZ has presented the KAMAZ-6290 hydrogen fuel cell bus at the COMTRANS-2021 international exhibition in Moscow. There is still a lot of work to be done. In 2022, we intend to test a prototype KAMAZ hydrogen fuel cell bus in the streets of Moscow, in the environment of actual operation.

Report: Shifting the federal fleet to EVs could save US taxpayers $4.6 billion by 2030

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Shifting the federal fleet to electric vehicles could save United States taxpayers $4.6 billion by 2030, according to a report released last month by the Electrification Coalition and Atlas Public Policy (via InsideEVs).

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Honda and Cruise to start testing program in September toward launch of autonomous vehicle mobility service business in Japan

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Honda will start a testing program for autonomous vehicles in September 2021, taking a step toward an autonomous vehicle mobility service (MaaS) business in Japan, which Honda is planning to launch under collaboration with Cruise and General Motors.

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Mercedes-Maybach EQS concept presents its future electric SUV in super-lux form

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Mercedes used this week's Munich auto show to unveil a concept car previewing a super-sized EV for its ultra-luxury Maybach sub-brand. The Concept Mercedes-Maybach EQS SUV also hints at an upcoming SUV companion to the EQS sedan unveiled earlier this year.

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Loop Energy partnering with METTEM-M on hydrogen electric powertrains for commercial vehicles in Russia; GAZ bus first project

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Loop Energy, a developer and manufacturer of hydrogen fuel cell-based solutions, is partnering with METTEM-M Ltd. ,

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First drive review: 2022 Polestar 2 single motor beats Tesla on build quality, remixes priorities

Green Car Reports

Suddenly there’s an attractive, premium, reasonably priced, electric car that doesn’t have a Tesla badge. The question is whether that matters and what concessions—or advantages—that brings with it.

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Eaton’s Vehicle Group partnering with Ballard and NREL to develop heavy-duty truck fuel cell technology

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Power management company Eaton’ Vehicle Group has partnered with Ballard Fuel Cell Systems and the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to develop heavy-duty truck fuel cell technology.

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Safety of flying and driving after the attacks of 9/11 revisited

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by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. In 2003, Brandon Schoettle and I published a detailed analysis of the relative safety of flying and driving in the United States. The flying data were for 1992 through 2001, and thus they included the year of the 9/11 attacks. The analysis showed that, despite the events of 9/11, flying was substantially safer than driving. Furthermore, the safety advantages of flying over driving increased with the distance traveled.

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Tesla’s $25,000 electric car rendered as sporty Model Q hatchback – dope or nope?

Electrek

Tesla is coming up with its $25,000 electric car, but we still don’t know exactly what it will look like or even what it will be called. Now it has been rendered as a sporty Model Q hatchback. Dope or nope?

DOE: US Light-duty electric vehicle miles traveled reached 13.7 billion miles in 2020

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The number of electric vehicle miles traveled (eVMT) has been increasing each year since the introduction of the first mass market plug-in vehicles in late 2010.

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Toyota is investing over $13 billion in EV batteries while lobbying to slow everyone else

Electrek

Toyota announced that it is investing over $13 billion in EV batteries as it is trying to catch up after falling behind in electrification. In the meantime, the Japanese automaker has led lobbying efforts to slow broader EV adoption.

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Polestar releases LCA reports for long-range and standard-range single-motor versions of Polestar 2 EV

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Polestar has released the LCA reports for the new Polestar 2 versions (Long-range Single-motor and Standard-range Single-motor), including all emissions from cradle to grave. The company published an evaluation of the carbon footprint of the Long-range Dual-motor Polestar 2 in 2020.

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Elon Musk wants employees to brace for ‘biggest wave in Tesla history’ in Q3

Teslarati

Tesla CEO Elon Musk told employees in an internal email to “brace for the biggest wave in Tesla history” last night as the automaker preps for 2021’s third quarter to come to a close.

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DARPA EMBER program seeks bioengineering approaches to facilitate rare earths separation and purification

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A new Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) program— Environmental Microbes as a BioEngineering Resource (EMBER) ( HR001121S0035 )—seeks to develop novel, bio-based technologies to overcome key challenges facing domestic supply of Rare Earth Elements (REEs) critical to the US and Department of Defense (DoD).

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Tesla Model S Plaid sets Nürburgring track record

Teslarati

Tesla CEO Elon Musk just confirmed that the Model S Plaid set the production vehicle record at the Nürburgring in Germany with a time of 7:30.909 at 166.320 km/h (103.35 Musk tweeted a picture of the receipt from the Nürburgring, confirming the Model S Plaid broke the track record.

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Maersk invests in bio-methanol startup WasteFuel

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Three weeks after the announcement of an e-methanol sourcing agreement in Europe ( earlier post ), A.P. Moller – Maersk has invested in California-based WasteFuel , a start-up focused on turning waste into sustainable aviation fuel, green bio-methanol, and renewable natural gas. This investment is made through Maersk Growth, the corporate venture arm of A.P. Moller – Maersk.

SpaceX schedules first Falcon Heavy launch in two years in early October

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For the first time in more than two years, SpaceX has a firm launch date for its next Falcon Heavy mission: October 9th, 2021.

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NY sets 100% ZEV sales goal for new LDVs by 2035, advances Advanced Clean Truck regulation

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New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation (A.4302/S.2758), setting a goal for all new passenger cars and trucks sold in New York State to be zero-emissions by 2035. In addition, the Governor directed the Department of Environmental Conservation to release the proposed Advanced Clean Truck regulation that would significantly reduce air pollution from trucks.

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Tesla shares Model S Plaid “Track Pack” details, release date, and rollout strategy

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With the Tesla Model S Plaid setting an official world record for a production electric car in the Nurburgring, all eyes are now focused on what a track-optimized version of the flagship sedan could do in the 12.94-mile track.

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It’s World EV Day, and here’s why it’s not just another goofy ‘Day’ [Video]

Electrek

It’s World EV Day today, which means what it sounds like: it celebrates and promotes the role of electric vehicles as the world attempts to move toward reaching net zero.

Tesla’s Elon Musk highlights Cybertruck’s uniqueness, explains adoption of yoke

Teslarati

Many things are controversial about the Tesla Cybertruck. Apart from its out-of-the-box design, the vehicle’s prototype also utilizes what could very well be the most polarizing component that Tesla has released in years: the steering yoke.

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Tesla (TSLA) aiming for ‘decent’ quarter for deliveries after supply chain issues

Electrek

Tesla (TSLA) is aiming for a “decent” quarter for deliveries with a strong end to the quarter after supply chain issues affected early production in Q3.

Tesla becomes China’s most subsidized EV maker by receiving $325M in 2020

Teslarati

Tesla may be operating a wholly-owned factory in China, but the company became the most heavily subsidized electric vehicle maker in the country in 2020 nonetheless. Last year, Tesla China received CNY 2.1

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EGEB: China led as the world installed 6.1 GW of offshore wind in 2020

Electrek

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): 6.1 GW of global offshore wind was installed in 2020, down slightly from a record 6.24 GW in 2019. More than half of the world’s fossil fuels have to stay buried to slow global warming.

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Apple to develop its EV independently, axing plans for collaboration

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Apple’s heavily rumored electric car will be developed independently, according to sources in Korea. Apple was in talks with several large automakers as the project became more real this year, but it seems the tech giant is more interested in developing its first EV on its own.

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Sketchy report suggests Apple is developing its car alone to avoid further delays

Electrek

The long-rumored Apple Car is still a mystery. Even with lots of back and forth, a sketchy report suggests that Apple will develop its car alone to avoid further delays. more… The post Sketchy report suggests Apple is developing its car alone to avoid further delays appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla builds energy trading team as solar sources gain popularity worldwide

Teslarati

Recently, Tesla posted a job position calling for a Senior Energy Trading Analyst in Palo Alto, California. The job listing reveals Tesla’s plans for an energy trading team and its future as an electricity provider. .

NYC DOT looks to build one of the largest EV charging networks in the US [Update]

Electrek

The New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) recently shared extensive plans to support the influx of EVs in the area by deploying four DC fast chargers as part of its city-operated fast-charging network.

Rivian’s “Tank Turn” feature for R1T and R1S officially delayed

Teslarati

Rivian’s signature “Tank Turn” feature has been formally delayed.

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Audi RS e-tron GT review: Time to cancel your Taycan/Model S reservation? [Video]

Electrek

Imagine for a second you’re in the market for a fast, luxury, four-seater electric car and money isn’t really an issue. Perhaps you don’t even have to imagine because that is in fact your reality – in which case, congratulations, and I slightly hate you.

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First drive review: 2022 Polestar 2 dual-motor revisits the value equation

Green Car Reports

A lot can change in a year. Suddenly the Polestar 2 is more than just one car in one build configuration. The 2022 Polestar 2 lineup has expanded to become more competitive, less expensive, and now has both a single-motor and dual-motor model with option packages.

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GOTRAX Endura electric bike review: An ultra-budget e-scooter company does e-bikes

Electrek

The GOTRAX Endura electric bicycle is the answer to the question, “What e-bike would you recommend if I wanted to spend as little money as possible but not get a pile of junk?”.

SpaceX Falcon 9 wins second geostationary commsat launch contract of 2021

Teslarati

SpaceX and Middle Eastern satcom provider Yahsat have announced a contract to launch the company’s next-generation Thuraya 4-NGS satellite on a Falcon 9 rocket in the second half of 2023.

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Orca AI begins research trial of safety system for autonomous ships

Electrek

Maritime platform developer Orca AI has recently announced a partnership with ??Nippon Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line) to test its safety system for autonomous ships.

Electrifying.com teams up with the Government to Clear the Air on World EV Day

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2022 Polestar 2 models reviewed, Mercedes-Maybach EQS, US EV fleet savings: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

There’s an expanded lineup of Polestar 2 models for 2022, and we review them. Mercedes previews its EQS luxury SUV, due around 2023. And U.S. taxpayers could save a whole lot of money if the federal fleet were shifted to EVs. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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Tesla’s Musk says FSD 10 will blow minds, details expanding test group

Teslarati

Tesla CEO Elon Musk gave new updates on the Full Self-Driving version 10 rollout that is expected to come out on Friday and how the automaker plans to expand its test group for FSD Beta. The Beta program was launched in late 2020 and gave a small number of Tesla drivers the opportunity to experiences Tesla’s most robust FSD software yet. Since then, Tesla has expanded the test group to produce more data as the semi-autonomous driving software has improved through software updates.