Mon.May 10, 2021

Plug Power and BAE Systems enter strategic partnership on hydrogen fuel cell buses

Green Car Congress

Plug Power Inc. announced a strategic framework agreement with BAE Systems, a premier supplier and integrator of low- and zero-emission electric propulsion systems and application integration.

Ford reviving F-150 Lightning for electric F-Series pickup

Green Car Reports

Ford has confirmed that it's using the F-150 Lightning name for its upcoming fully electric F-Series models due starting in 2022.

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MOL Group and Mitsui E&S Machinery commence joint study to introduce hydrogen fuel cell yard crane

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Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. MOL) and Mitsui E&S Machinery, Ltd. will begin a joint study to introduce hydrogen-fueled port cargo handling machines. As part of this agreement, MOL’s group company Shosen Koun Co.,

GM CEO: Chevy Silverado EV will be “a high-volume entry” affordable for fleets

Green Car Reports

Although the fully electric Chevrolet Silverado EV will likely be built on the same underpinnings as the GMC Hummer EV, it’s shaping up to be positioned very differently for the market—with an emphasis on affordability.

Colonial Pipeline mainlines remain offline

Green Car Congress

On 7 May, Colonial Pipeline, the largest refined products pipeline in the US that delivers nearly half of the East Coast’s fuel supply, was hit by a cybebattack, and halted all pipeline operations. Earlier post.)

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2021 Nissan Leaf Plus range test: Your mileage may vary, but mild weather is a big plus

Green Car Reports

The figure most commonly attached to any electric vehicle is range. But that single figure can be misleading. The EPA range number isn’t able to fully communicate how useful an electric vehicle might be to a commuter, or to a family’s needs.

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Pilot program to provide e-bikes to low-income workers in Durango, CO; NREL/CEO study on use patterns, efficiency benefits

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Supported by a $50,000-grant from the Colorado Energy Office, 16 low-income workers in Durango, Colorado will receive e-bikes through a pilot program of the 4 Corners Office of Resource Efficiency ( 4CORE ). The nonprofit received the grant funding from the state’s “Can Do Colorado Community Challenge.”. The bikes, manufactured by Seattle-based Rad Power Bikes , were procured for the program through the help of Roll, a local e-bike rental company. The bikes are Class II e-bikes—i.e.,

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thyssenkrupp Steel, HKM and Port of Rotterdam jointly investigate setting up hydrogen supply chains

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German steel companies thyssenkrupp Steel and HKM and the Port of Rotterdam will jointly investigate setting up international supply chains for hydrogen. In the course of their transformation paths towards climate-neutral steel making, thyssenkrupp Steel and HKM will require large and increasing quantities of hydrogen to produce steel without coal.

Chevy Silverado EV price hints, Ford F-150 Lightning, Rivian details, Nissan Leaf range test: Today’s Car News

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Rivian rolls out towing and cargo details for its R1T electric truck. GM is targeting affordability for at least some versions of its Chevy Silverado EV. The Ford F-150 Lightning is official, and due soon. And a Canadian company has big plans to build electric school buses in the U.S.

Study finds short-term exposure to air pollution may impede cognition; NSAIDs could help

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Exposure to air pollution, even over the course of just a few weeks, can impede mental performance, according to a new study led by researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. However, these adverse effects were lessened in people taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin. The study is among the first to explore short-term air pollution exposures and the use of NSAIDs to mitigate their effects.

Mercedes-Benz unveils EQT electric minivan with interesting design


Mercedes-Benz today unveiled its EQT concept electric minivan with an interesting design, but the electric version has only a vague timeline to production. more… The post Mercedes-Benz unveils EQT electric minivan with interesting design appeared first on Electrek.

Researchers develop algorithms for early detection of mild cognitive impairment and dementia using naturalistic driving data

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Using naturalistic driving data and machine learning techniques, researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and Columbia’s Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science have developed highly accurate algorithms for detecting mild cognitive impairment and dementia in older drivers. Naturalistic driving data refer to data captured through in-vehicle recording devices or other technologies in the real-world setting.

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Ford teases electric F150 pickup, announces ‘Lightning’ name and unveiling next week


Ford announced today the name of the electric F150 pickup, which will be “Lightning,” and an unveiling date set for next week. Along with the name, the automaker also released a teaser image. Note, we’re hoping to have a Ford guest on the Electrek podcast on Friday.

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TMRC consortium awarded second phase of DOE contract targeting production of mixed rare earth oxides from PA coal waste

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Texas Mineral Resources Corp. TMRC), an exploration company targeting the heavy rare earths and a variety of other high-value critical elements and industrial minerals, announced that the Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technical Laboratory (NETL) has selected a TMRC-led consortium to continue a contract targeting the production of rare earths from Pennsylvania coal waste.

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Tesla Cybertruck is equipped with a camera under front bumper


The latest outing of the Tesla Cybertruck revealed that the electric pickup truck is equipped with a camera under the front bumper. more… The post Tesla Cybertruck is equipped with a camera under front bumper appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla’s Giga Press supplier is building a cryptic 9,000-ton press in China


The parent company of the IDRA Group, which currently produces Tesla’s 6,000-ton Giga Press for the Model Y, is currently involved in a rather exciting project.

Harbour Air looks to certify its all-electric commercial airplane


North America’s largest seaplane airline, Harbour Air, announced a partnership with magniX and H55 to produce what it is calling “the world’s first certified all-electric commercial airplane.”

Elon Musk gets ‘Saturday Night Live’ its 3rd-highest rating for its current season


Controversial or not, it appears that Elon Musk’s recent Saturday Night Live hosting gig was appreciated by viewers. The May 8, 2021 episode–which caught headlines in its lead-up over alleged controversies about some cast members’ stance on Musk– averaged a 4.8

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Porsche unveils all-electric Macan prototypes, but it makes a big mistake too


Porsche unveiled today camouflaged all-electric Macan prototypes hitting public roads for testing for the first time. However, the German automaker also announced that the new all-electric version will come with a new generation of the Macan with an internal combustion engine.

EVs like Teslas will be cheaper to produce than their internal combustion rivals by 2027


Recent forecasts from BloombergNEF have indicated that electric cars and vans will likely be cheaper to produce than conventional, fossil-fueled powered alternatives by 2027, with smaller cars reaching the same threshold the following year. .

Harley-Davidson spins off electric motorcycles into new all-electric brand LiveWire


Harley-Davidson announced today that its electric motorcycle operations would be spun-off into a new all-electric brand known as LiveWire. more… The post Harley-Davidson spins off electric motorcycles into new all-electric brand LiveWire appeared first on Electrek.

Tesla’s reforestation efforts for Gigafactory Berlin is over halfway done


When Tesla started constructing Gigafactory Berlin, the company stated that every tree cut down for the upcoming electric car factory would be replaced threefold.

The cheapest full-suspension fat tire electric bike? Testing this odd-looking entry-priced e-bike


While electric bikes are loads of fun and make for great utility riding, they aren’t known for being cheap. Adding extras like fat tires or full-suspension only send the price higher. So I wanted to see how good one of the cheapest full-suspension fat tire electric bikes on the market could be.

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SpaceX schedules Falcon 9’s fourth Starlink launch and landing in two weeks


On the heels of a two-week April hiatus as SpaceX switched its focus to a crucial astronaut launch, the company has begun churning through an unending backlog of Starlink missions.

MG Motor gets the green light for Cyberster production


SAIC automotive brand MG Motor has gotten the thumbs up to enter production on its Cyberster roadster concept. After debuting at the Shanghai Motor show in April, parent company SAIC announced a series production green light after a successful crowdfunding campaign.

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Porsche Macan EV begins real-world testing: Taycan-like infrastructure, release date revealed


Porsche announced earlier today in a press release that the all-electric Macan has started real-world testing, beginning one of the most important milestones in automotive development.

Tesla tuner gets seal of approval from automaker by becoming authorized for official vehicle service


Tesla tuner Unplugged Performance (UP) has just received an important and rare seal of approval from Tesla by becoming an official authorized service and repair shop for its electric vehicles.

Tesla (TSLA) could rally up to $1000 this year if China demand remains strong: report


Wedbush analyst Dan Ives believes TSLA could soar back up to $1,000 in 2021 because demand in China remains strong. However, the global semiconductor-chip shortage could be a temporary setback for Tesla. Ives has an “Outperform” rating for TSLA stock with a $1,000 price target.

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Green Deals: Jetson Knight electric scooter climbs 15-degree hills at up to 15.5 MPH for $500, more


Amazon is offering the Jetson Knight Electric Scooter for $499.99 shipped. Down $100 from its normal rate, today’s deal marks a new all-time low that we’ve tracked. With its 250W motor, you’ll be able to travel at up to 15.5 MPH for 16-miles on a single charge.

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SpaceX sleuths spot third drone ship under construction in Louisiana


For the first time, SpaceX fleet-tracking sleuths have confirmed the identity and location – and captured photos – of the company’s third rocket recovery ‘drone ship.’

Longest-range electric vehicles (EVs) you can buy in 2021


As electric vehicles look to gain an even larger portion of the automobile market in 2021, consumers will look at a number of factors as they choose to go electric.

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Tesla drives Panasonic’s profit forecast up 30%, supplier to test 4680 line in 2021


Tesla’s demand for automotive batteries has driven supplier Panasonic’s profitability forecast up 30% this year as the Japanese company looks to rebound from lockdowns and lackluster demand in 2020 caused by the coronavirus.

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Gearing Up for Grid Modernization

Energy Institute at HAAS

Our grid investment incentive structures need some re-tooling. The Biden administration is swinging for the fences with this new infrastructure plan. There’s a lot going on in this proposal. Electricity … Continue Reading Gearing Up for Grid Modernization. Uncategorized featured

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Tesla Texas Crash: NTSB report says ‘Autosteer not available’ where crash occurred


The National Transportation Safety Board has released a preliminary report regarding the Tesla Model S crash in Texas that occurred last month. The NTSB said that testing of an exemplar car at the crash location revealed that Autosteer “was not available on that part of the road.”

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Feature: Are Electric Fire Trucks in the Near Future?

Clean Fleet Report

Another Niche Filled by an Electric Version. Electric cars, trucks and buses are slowly making their way onto roads. There have been more than 7.2 million electric vehicle sales to date. As technology advances, there will be even more.

Tesla agrees to pay fine, install solar project in air quality case with Bay Area Air District


Tesla has agreed to pay a $1 million fine and install a solar roof project on top of its Fremont Factory in Northern California as part of a settlement with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD).

Quick Charge Podcast: May 10, 2021


Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts , Spotify , TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. more… The post Quick Charge Podcast: May 10, 2021 appeared first on Electrek.