Fri.Dec 10, 2021

Mercedes-Benz receives world’s first internationally valid system approval for Level 3 conditionally automated driving

Green Car Congress

Mercedes-Benz is the first automotive company to meet the demanding legal requirements of UN-R157 for a Level 3 system for conditionally automated driving.

GM confirms Chevy Silverado EV will be built in early 2023

Green Car Reports

A top General Motors executive has confirmed that the Chevrolet Silverado EV will arrive in 2023, with production starting early that year.

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Maersk unveils design of new methanol-fueled container ships

Green Car Congress

Maersk has introduced the design of its eight groundbreaking and industry-leading 16,000 TEU container vessels powered by carbon-neutral methanol.

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Biden targets all light federal fleet vehicles to be electric by 2027

Green Car Reports

The White House on Wednesday announced a goal to make all light-duty vehicles in the federal fleet electric by 2027, and to make all federal vehicle acquisitions electric by 2035.

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CARB adopts “smog-check” regulation for heavy-duty trucks and buses

Green Car Congress

The California Air Resources Board approved a smog-check regulation for medium- and heavy-duty trucks and buses. While these heavy-duty vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) greater than 14,000 pounds comprise only 3% of all vehicles on California roads, they are responsible for more than 50% of nitrogen oxides and fine particle diesel pollution from all mobile sources in the state.

Report: Market for recycling used EV batteries won't heat up until 2030

Green Car Reports

EV battery recycling won't become a major business until 2030, according to a new report from research firm Wood Mackenzie.

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Endera launches new electric powertrain for Class 3 and 4 commercial vehicles

Green Car Congress

Endera , a technology company specializing in all-electric commercial vehicles, charging infrastructure, and software solutions, launched its new all-electric powertrain for Class 3 and 4 zero-emission commercial vehicles.

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Monolith to collaborate with Goodyear on carbon black for its tire production; methane pyrolysis

Green Car Congress

Monolith , a leader in clean carbon black production, signed a collaboration agreement and letter of intent (LOI) with The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, one of the world's largest tire companies.

Tesla Model 3 police vehicle is blowing minds nine months into its initial trials

Teslarati

As it turns out, the Tesla Model 3 actually works amazingly as a police car.

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GM and MP Materials enter long-term supply agreement to scale rare earth magnet sourcing and production in US

Green Car Congress

General Motors and MP Materials ( earlier post ) have formed a strategic collaboration to develop a fully integrated US supply chain for rare earth magnets.

SpaceX converts Falcon Heavy core into Falcon 9 booster

Teslarati

More than two years after the rocket’s last launch, SpaceX appears to have finally decided to give at least one of two surviving Falcon Heavy Block 5 cores a new lease on life as a Falcon 9 booster.

Battery500 Consortium awarded $75M for Phase 2 of research

Green Car Congress

The Battery500 Consortium has been awarded $75 million—or $15 million each year over the next five years subject to appropriations—for a second phase of research. Announced in 2016, the Battery500 consortium , led by the US Department of Energy (DOE) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), is working to to develop next-generation Li-metal anode cells delivering up to 500 Wh/kg. Earlier post.).

Tesla could receive $12.36 million worth of Model 3 orders from New York City

Teslarati

A notice for a public hearing posted to New York City’s Department of Citywide Administrative Services website has indicated that the city is looking to order $12.36 million worth of Tesla Model 3 sedans.

GM and Vacuumschmelze (VAC) to build a new magnet factory in US to support EV growth

Green Car Congress

GM and Vacuumschmelze (VAC) of Germany announced plans for VAC to build a plant in the US that will manufacture permanent magnets for the electric motors used in the GMC HUMMER EV, Cadillac LYRIQ, Chevrolet Silverado EV and more than a dozen other models using GM’s Ultium Platform. The new plant would plan to use locally sourced raw materials. Earlier post.).

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Tesla Cybertruck with updated design spotted on test track

Electrek

A new Tesla Cybertruck prototype with an updated design has been spotted on the automaker’s Fremont factory test track. It’s the best look we had at the upcoming electric pickup truck in a while.

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Robotic Research closes $228M Series A to scale its autonomous technology commercially

Green Car Congress

Robotic Research, a leading developer of autonomous mobility and robotics solutions, today announced a $228-million funding round—the first outside capital the company has raised. This funding will drive further innovation and expansion of Robotic Research’s commercial division, RR.AI , which is focused on delivering comprehensive autonomous driving solutions for commercial truck, bus, drayage and logistics vehicles.

Siemens Gamesa’s massive 14 MW offshore wind turbine produces its first electricity

Electrek

Spanish-German wind giant Siemens Gamesa’s SG 14-222 DD prototype offshore wind turbine has produced its first electricity and delivered it to the grid at the test center in Østerild, Denmark.

Volkswagen boosts Project Trinity budget to electrify its European production plants

Teslarati

Volkswagen has boosted the budget of Project Trinity as it plans to electrify its production facilities across Europe.

Tesla stops taking Model S and Model X orders outside North America

Electrek

Tesla announced to potential buyers today that it stopped taking new Model S and Model X orders outside North America. It now expects deliveries in other markets to start during the second half of 2022.

GM CEO shares bold response to Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s EV credit stance

Teslarati

On the eve of her eight-year anniversary as General Motors’ CEO, Mary Barra addressed a group of reporters in an Automotive Press Association event at the Gem Theater in Detroit.

Eviation unveils versatile interior of its electric plane with 440 miles of range

Electrek

Eviation, the company behind one of the most advanced projects to deliver an all-electric aircraft for commercial services, has unveiled the interior of its electric plane with 440 miles of range. It includes several configurations for different applications.

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ETO Motors to deploy 350 electric vehicles in Kevadia, Gujarat

Electric Vehicles India

ETO Motors to deploy 350 electric vehicles in Kevadia, Gujarat.

2023 Electric Mini Cooper S spied with new center screen, taillights

Electrek

Images of the upcoming refreshed electric Mini Cooper have leaked, showing significant exterior and interior changes including redesigned taillights and a rimless center screen. more… The post 2023 Electric Mini Cooper S spied with new center screen, taillights appeared first on Electrek.

VW Boosts EV Spending To Catch Tesla, Will Electrify More Plants

InsideEVs

VW Group pledged to increase investments in e-mobility by almost 50% to $59 billion through 2026

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GM confirms Chevy Silverado electric pickup production starts in ‘early 2023’

Electrek

GM has confirmed the timing of the Chevy Silverado electric pickup for the first time. It is going into production in “early 2023.” ” more… The post GM confirms Chevy Silverado electric pickup production starts in ‘early 2023’ appeared first on Electrek.

Watch Updated Tesla Cybertruck Prototype On Track: Best Video So Far

InsideEVs

In the lengthy video, we can see the vehicle driving around a test track, from basically every angle

Ford announces 2022 Mustang Mach-E prices and features, expects triple NA/EU output to 200,000+ by 2023

Electrek

As Ford’s CEO Jim Farley took to Twitter to announce a 3x increase in Mustang Mach-E production, the company also alerted dealers that modest price increases and new packages would be coming for 2022 models. The California Route 1 edition also got a meaningful range bump.

AI Is Helping to Stop Animal Poaching and Food Insecurity

Cars That Think

When Fei Fang was a graduate student she was introduced to game theory—mathematical models that describe strategic interactions among rational decision-makers. The IEEE member knew she had found her calling.

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Bitcoin for electric bikes? You can now buy e-scooters and e-bikes with crypto

Electrek

It was only a matter of time before two of the largest growing fields in the last few years, micromobility and cryptocurrency, combined their influences. Major micromobility retailer Voro Motors has just announced that it is now accepting Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) as a payment method.

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Video Friday: Ascento Pro

Cars That Think

Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your friends at IEEE Spectrum robotics. We’ll also be posting a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months; here's what we have so far ( send us your events !):

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Segway’s Ninebot Max Kickscooter includes a seat at $700 (Save $190), more in New Green Deals

Electrek

Riding around town on a traditional electric scooter can get tiring from standing for miles on end. Well, that’s where the Segway Ninebot Kickscooter Max G30LP comes to play, thanks to its built-in seat.

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Tesla Stops Taking New Model S/X Orders Outside North America

InsideEVs

Tesla tells Model S/X reservation holders in Europe it does that to speed up deliveries of their cars

Podcast: New Tesla Cybertruck spotted, Model 3/Y update, Toyota battery factory, and more

Electrek

This week on the Electrek Podcast , we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including a new Tesla Cybertruck prototype being spotted, an update to the Model 3 and Model Y, Toyota announcing a new battery factory in the US, and more.

Mercedes Is First To Sell A Level 3 Autonomous Vehicle In 2022

InsideEVs

The first vehicle you’ll be able to try this real, no-hands self-driving feature is the 2022 S-Class

What's Plan B for better transit?

Green Energy Consumers

The Transportation & Climate Initiative (TCI) is a multi-state effort to phase down our dependence on gasoline and diesel fuels and to kickstart investments for cleaner, more affordable transportation options.

Watch Wuling Hong Guang MINI EV Crash Test With Other EV

InsideEVs

They sold half a million Wuling Hong Guang Mini EVs, but are they safe? Let's see a crash test against another EV

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What SemaConnect’s CTEP Certification Means for You

Sema Connect

It’s official: the Series 5, Series 6, and Series 8 commercial EV charging stations are CTEP-certified. But how does CTEP benefit EV charging in California? The post What SemaConnect’s CTEP Certification Means for You appeared first on Smart Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations.