Mon.Dec 13, 2021

Czech transit operator signs agreement for up to 20 Solaris hydrogen buses

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The transport carrier in the Czech city of Ústí nad Labem and Solaris Bus & Coach have signed a framework agreement for the purchase of zero-emission Urbino 12 hydrogen buses. It covers a period of 8 years; during this time the carrier may order up to 20 hydrogen buses.

VW confirms ID.California electric camper van

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Volkswagen last week confirmed a camper version of its upcoming ID.Buzz electric van. Dubbed ID.California, the electric camper van was mentioned in a VW business update as a new "model derivative" to be manufactured at its Hanover, Germany, commercial-vehicle factory.


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Bosch leading major research project on software-defined manufacturing

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Led by Bosch, the University of Stuttgart, and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), a total of thirty companies will define the foundations for software-defined manufacturing (SDM) over the next three years in the SDM4FZI research project (Software-Defined Manufacturing for the Vehicle and Supplier Industry).

Hyundai Ioniq 5 starts at $44,875 for 303-mile version, $40,925 for base model

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Hyundai has released starting prices for its Ioniq 5 electric SUV, due for first deliveries later this month.

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ABS grants Alfa Laval the marine industry’s first approval in principle (AIP) for firing boilers with methanol

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Maritime classification society the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has granted Alfa Laval the first marine approval for operating boilers on methanol.

Mazda rolls out hybrids with “full self-charging” spin

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Mazda this past week revealed a hybrid version of its Mazda 2 hatchback for Europe, with what’s under the hood billed as “full self-charging.” ” Confused?

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Chalmers, Volvo Group team uses dynamic stochastic route planning to minimize electric commercial vehicle energy consumption

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Range anxiety with electric commercial vehicles is real, since running out of battery can have serious consequences. Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, in collaboration with Volvo Group Trucks Technology, have developed a method to help electric delivery vehicles navigate strategically to use as little energy as possible.

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Murata and Michelin co-develop embeddable RFID module for tires

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Murata Manufacturing and Michelin have co-developed a new generation of RFID modules that are embedded into tires. The robust passive RFID tags require no external power supply and will continue to operate while being driven on for extremely high mileages. This simple yet elegant technology delivers low-cost and easy tire traceability throughout its entire lifespan, enabling the management of inventory logistics, aftermarket maintenance, and recycling operations.

Tesla Giga Berlin: Water consumption lawsuit threatens 2022 production


Environmental Associations filed a lawsuit against the State Environment Agency that threatens Tesla Giga Berlin’s electric vehicle production plans. .

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SEMI: global total semiconductor equipment sales on track to top $100B in 2021 for first time

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Global sales of total semiconductor manufacturing equipment by original equipment manufacturers are forecast to reach a new high of $103 billion in 2021, surging 44.7%

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SpaceX installs Starship booster on orbital launch mount for the third time


After several signs of imminent activity on Sunday, SpaceX has installed Super Heavy Booster 4 (B4) on Starbase’s lone ‘orbital launch mount’ for the third time.

Iteris and Continental unveil new V2X-enabled detection solution for smart mobility infrastructure

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Iteris, a global provider of smart mobility infrastructure management, and global mobility supplier Continental launched Vantage Fusion, a hybrid traffic detection system that enables real-world vehicle-to-everything (V2X) applications and advanced intersection visualization for safer, smarter and more sustainable roadways.

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Elon Musk is TIME Magazine’s 2021 Person of the Year


Elon Musk has been dubbed by TIME Magazine as its 2021 Person of the Year. The award, which the magazine gives to an individual or group who most shaped the previous 12 months, for better or worse, has been ongoing for nearly a century.

BMW Group announces 4 winners of Quantum Computing Challenge; algorithms for industrial challenges

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In July, the BMW Group, in collaboration with Amazon Web Services Inc. AWS), called on the global quantum computing community to develop innovative quantum algorithms for four specific industrial challenges and to test them on real quantum computing technologies. One winning team has now been selected for each of the four identified areas. In all, around 70 teams from all over the world took part.

SpaceX rolls Super Heavy booster to orbital launch mount


For the third time in four months, SpaceX has rolled the first potentially flightworthy Super Heavy booster towards Starbase’s orbital launch mount.

Volkswagen Group creates European company for its battery business

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Volkswagen is establishing a European company (Société Européenne) to consolidate activities along the value chain for batteries—from processing raw materials to developing a unified Volkswagen battery to managing the European gigafactories. The company’s scope will include new business models based around reusing discarded car batteries and recycling the valuable raw materials they contain.

Tesla India gets approval for three more vehicles


Tesla India received approval for three more vehicles in the country, according to information from the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways , which is controlled by the national government, known as Centre. . In August, Tesla received homologation certificates for four of its car models.

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Hyundai to expand India lineup to 6 BEVs by 2028

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Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) recently outlined its electrification roadmap with the expansion of its line-up to 6 Battery-Electric Vehicles (BEVs) for the Indian market by 2028. Further, Hyundai will also introduce its dedicated BEV Platform—E-GMP—in India. Hyundai’s line-up of 6 battery-electric vehicles will cater to multiple segments including mass-market and mass-premium segments. Hyundai will introduce these BEVs in different body styles including SUV.

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Tesla will build Nevada’s largest Supercharging Station at Primm Valley Resort


Tesla will build Nevada’s largest Supercharging Station at the Primm Valley Resort just south of the Las Vegas Strip, according to Clark County permits.

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Tesla releases new charger faceplates that matches car colors – holiday gift for Tesla owners?


Tesla has released a new product today – Wall Connector faceplates that match its vehicle paint colors. Is it a perfect holiday gift for Tesla owners? more… The post Tesla releases new charger faceplates that matches car colors – holiday gift for Tesla owners? appeared first on Electrek.

Rivian R1T crowned MotorTrend’s 2022 Truck of the Year


Rivian has landed a massive accolade with the R1T, its first vehicle and the first all-electric pickup to make it to the United States auto market. MotorTrend named the R1T the 2022 Truck of the Year, calling it “the most remarkable pickup we’ve ever driven.”

Tesla now has 7 electric vehicle variants approved in India, but no clear timeline for launch


Tesla has just received approval for three more trims of its electric vehicles in India –bringing the total to seven versions approved in the country. However, there’s still no clear timeline for a launch in the market.

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“Suspicious death” at Tesla’s Fremont Factory prompts police investigation


The Fremont Police are investigating a suspicious death at Tesla’s Fremont Factory. The Fremont Fire Department responded to a call from Tesla on Monday December 13, 2021 at approximately 3.26 about a subject down in the facility’s parking lot. .

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Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire to become first publicly traded electric motorcycle company


Thanks to a new merger deal, Harley-Davidson’s electric motorcycle company known as LiveWire will become the first publicly traded electric motorcycle company in the US.

Rivian R1T 210kW peak DC charging, lack of heat pump, confirmed in EPA filings


US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) test documents have revealed a number of interesting tidbits about the 2022 Rivian R1T and R1S, including the vehicles’ peak DC charging rate and their absence of a heat pump. .

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White House releases plan to grow US’s EV charging network to 500,000 stations


The White House released today its plan on spending the $7.5 billion on electric vehicle infrastructure with the goal to grow the US’s national EV charging network to 500,000 charging stations.

VW electric camper van, Mach-E production bump, “self-charging” hybrids: Today’s Car News

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Ford is aiming to ramp up production of the Mustang Mach-E. Mazda is in on the “self-charging” marketing spin. And VW plans an electric camper van. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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Uber partners with Opibus to deploy up to 3,000 electric motorcycles in Africa by 2022


Following a successful pilot program in Africa, Uber and EV developer Opibus have entered into a strategic partnership to promote EV adoption across the continent.

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Are U.S. Heating Fuels Becoming Unaffordable?

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Despite recent hyperbole, U.S. heating fuel prices are not high by historical standards. I wasn’t reading a lot of energy news during the 1973-74 oil crisis, but I can’t remember … Continue Reading Are U.S. Heating Fuels Becoming Unaffordable? Uncategorized featured

Magna introduces EtelligentReach connected powertrain, set to debut on new entrant EV in 2022


Manufacturing juggernaut Magna International has shared details of its EtelligentReach EV powertrain, set to debut on a new entrant vehicle in 2022.

Tesla Supercharger appears to successfully charge a Ford Mustang Mach-E


A Ford Mustang Mach-E appeared to be successfully charging at a Tesla Supercharger in Franklin, Massachusetts, over the weekend.

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Here’s why Elon Musk is TIME’s 2021 Person of the Year


TIME magazine has named Elon Musk its 2021 Person of the Year. Here’s why it selected the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX. more… The post Here’s why Elon Musk is TIME’s 2021 Person of the Year appeared first on Electrek.

SemaConnect’s Mahi Reddy Visits with Vice President Kamala Harris to Discuss Electric Vehicles

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SemaConnect chosen to represent American electric vehicle charging industry at EV investment briefing with public officials. The post SemaConnect’s Mahi Reddy Visits with Vice President Kamala Harris to Discuss Electric Vehicles appeared first on Smart Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations.

Hyundai shares Ioniq 5 pricing alongside new Standard Range trim available under $40k


Hyundai has shared pricing for its much anticipated Ioniq 5 EV ahead of its launch in North America in 2022. Additionally, Hyundai has announced a Standard Range RWD trim for the Ioniq 5, which includes a 58 kWh battery pack and 220 miles of range for under $40,000.

MotorTrend Names Rivian R1T Its 2022 Truck Of The Year


It's history in the making, and the proliferation of EVs is just beginning to charge forward

SONDORS claims its $5,000 Metacycle electric motorcycle outsold Zero and Harley-Davidson


Electric bike company SONDORS has claimed that its low-cost electric motorcycle is outselling the largest electric motorcycle manufacturers in the US: Zero Motorcycles and Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire.

Honda e:N SUV Concept Gives Off Cybertruck Vibes In Walkaround Video


Guangzhou Auto Show vid gives us the best look yet at Honda's edgy electric SUV concept

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