Mon.Jun 14, 2021

NIO ES8 electric 3-row SUV obtains European whole vehicle type approval

Green Car Congress

China-based NIO received European Whole Vehicle Type Approval (EWVTA) for the NIO ES8, its smart electric flagship 3-row SUV. The EWVTA certification marks an essential foundation for NIO’s entry into Norway and the European market at large.

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Maserati teases its first all-electric car, a potential Tesla Roadster rival

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The next-generation Maserati GranTurismo sports coupe will be all-electric, giving the Italian automaker its first EV—and a potential Tesla rival. Maserati didn't provide any other information, only releasing photos of a camouflaged prototype and a short press release Friday.


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FCC Medio Ambiente and Irizar to produce 10 Irizar ie urban electric trucks; first unit to Switzerland

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FCC Medio Ambiente and Irizar will start production of the first 10 Irizar ie urban electric trucks to be used for collection of refuse. Production of these 10 units includes 4×2 and 6×2 of two and three-axle versions.

Elon Musk elaborates on Tesla’s new electric motor, teases even crazier motor for new Roadster


Elon Musk has elaborated on details of Tesla’s new electric motor, the Plaid carbon-wrapped motor, and even teased an even crazier higher RPM version coming to the new Roadster.

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EC JRC finds delivery of large amounts of green hydrogen over long distances could be cost-effective

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The European Commission’s Joint Research Center (JRC) published a policy brief showing that delivery of large amounts of renewable hydrogen over long distances could be cost-effective.

Tesla Model Y demand skyrockets, Long Range variant nearly sold out for Q3


The demand for the Tesla Model Y Long Range variant is skyrocketing as the company now outlines the soonest possible date to take delivery in September, meaning the vehicle is nearly sold out in Q3, even though it is still Q2.

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Port of Los Angeles rolls out $82.5M hydrogen fuel cell electric freight demonstration; Toyota fuel cell technology

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The Port of Los Angeles and its partners rolled out five new hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) and introduced two hydrogen fueling stations.

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Germany and Australia to establish alliance on green hydrogen supply chain

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German Federal Minister of Economics Peter Altmaier and Federal Minister of Research Anja Karliczek, together with their Australian counterpart, Energy Minister Angus Taylor, have signed a letter of intent to establish a “Germany Australia Hydrogen Accord” to facilitate a green hydrogen supply chain between the countries. Germany is looking to the partnership as a means of enabling the import of sustainably produced hydrogen in relevant quantities.

Tesla Model S Plaid racecar bares its fangs by overtaking hypercars in Laguna Seca


This weekend’s Hypercar Invitational at Laguna Seca was, for the most part, an opportunity for professional racecar driver Randy Pobst and Tesla tuning house Unplugged Performance to test out how their race-spec Model S Plaid performs on the track.

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Empa researchers investigating new process for production of synthetic methane

Green Car Congress

Swiss research intsitute Empa’s future mobility demonstrator, “move”, is investigating three paths for CO 2 reduction in road traffic—electric mobility, hydrogen mobility and synthetic fuels—against the background of a rapidly changing energy system. All these concepts have advantages and drawbacks in terms of energy, operation and economics. In order to use them in a smart way, we need a deeper understanding of the overall system.

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Here’s what happened when a Tesla owner built a robot to plug in his car


A Tesla owner built a robot to automatically plug his electric car for overnight charging — something that Tesla has previously announced that it is working on. Here’s what happened.

Report: Egypt to invest up to $4B in green hydrogen project

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Egypt is planning to invest up to $4 billion in a project to generate green hydrogen via electrolysis, according to a report in Arab News , citing the Egyptian Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy Mohamed Shaker. The project is currently in the feasibility studies stage, in consultation with the Sovereign Fund of Egypt and a group of concerned ministries, and will be presented next week. Shaker said that an area of more than 7,000 sq.

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Elon Musk still has some hope for Tesla Bitcoin transactions


Recently, Elon Musk corrected some inaccuracies reported by a media outlet about Tesla’s Bitcoin transactions. The Tesla CEO’s recent comments about Tesla and Bitcoin reveal that Tesla may resume Bitcoin transactions in the future.

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Up-to-date information on the rebound in flying in the United States

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by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. Among the variables included in my ongoing monthly monitoring of key transportation indexes is revenue passenger miles for domestic flying. That monitoring has shown a huge pandemic-related drop in flying during the spring of 2020 and a gradual rebound later in 2020 and in early 2021. However, the underlying data for that analysis (from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics ) are published with a substantial lag.

Tesla’s battery tech shines as new Model S Long Range gets stellar EPA rating


The 2021 Tesla Model S Long Range received a stellar EPA rating of 405 miles of total range with a combined city/highway MPGe of 120. Tesla’s Model S Long Range refresh showcased the company’s improving battery technology throughout the years. As shown through the U.S.

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The Shyft Group introduces fully electric, purpose-built chassis platform


Specialty vehicle manufacturer The Shyft Group recently announced plans to bring its own Class 3 all-electric chassis platform to market to serve a wide range of medium-duty trucks. This includes commercial trucks , recreational vehicles, passenger buses, and last-mile delivery fleets.

Tesla’s carbon-wrapped motor to pave way for new Roadster improvements


Tesla CEO Elon Musk appears to have shared one of the key updates that would be rolled out to the next-generation Roadster, an all-electric supercar that’s expected to be the company’s undisputed halo car.

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VW Project Trinity EV due mid-decade being developed "from the inside out"

Green Car Reports

Volkswagen's Project Trinity flagship electric car, due in 2026, will be the first car VW has "developed from the inside out," according to a recent Autocar report. That means VW is focusing on the interior and interface first, with other considerations following in priority.

SpaceX Starship launch tower grows to more than half its full height


SpaceX has installed another prefabricated segment of a new Starship ‘launch tower,’ raising the skyscraper-sized framework to more than half its full height.

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Lordstown’s electric pickup plans hit another snag as CEO and CFO resign


Lordstown Motors is again finding itself in hot water on the road to try to bring to market its ambitious electric pickup as both the CEO and CFO are leaving. more… The post Lordstown’s electric pickup plans hit another snag as CEO and CFO resign appeared first on Electrek.

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Lexus NX plug-in, Model S yoke, Maserati EV, California charging infrastructure: Today’s Car News

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Lexus rolled out a 36-mile plug-in hybrid that’s a luxurious cousin of the Toyota RAV4 Prime. The Tesla Model S arrived with an aircraft-style yoke, even though safety officials continue to send mixed signals. Maserati’s first EV will be a performance coupe.

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EGEB: North Carolina sets first-ever targets for offshore wind


In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): North Carolina’s governor issued an executive order that sets the state’s first-ever offshore wind targets. New Zealand introduces an $8,600 subsidy for electric vehicles.

Lordstown CEO out as report confirms order scandal, deems in-wheel motors “viable”

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The Ohio-based electric vehicle startup Lordstown Motors announced Monday morning that both CEO Steve Burns and CFO Julio Rodriguez are stepping down from their posts.

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Tesla’s Elon Musk decides to sell last remaining house in California


Recently, Tesla CEO Elon Musk shared some details about his current accommodations in Texas, revealing on Twitter that he is now renting a ~$50,000 house in Boca Chica/Starbase. In his update, Musk noted that he still owned a house in the Bay Area that is currently being used for events. .

Report: California needs 1.2 million EV chargers by 2030 to support vehicle targets

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California is working to end sales of new gasoline cars, but to do that it will need nearly 1.2 million EV charging stations by 2030, according to a new report from the California Energy Commission (CEC).

Tesla dominates EU sales leaderboard in 2021 with Model 3


Tesla is dominating the electric vehicle sales leaderboard in the United Kingdom through 2021 so far as the company’s Model 3 continues to dominate the highly-concentrated EV market on the continent.

Ideanomics acquires EV tractor manufacturer Solectrac


Minority stakeholder Ideanomics has announced that it has now acquired 100% of Solectrac, a zero-emission tractor manufacturer based in the US. With the full acquisition, Ideanomics plans to continue to support Solectrac in scaling toward becoming a global supplier of clean agricultural equipment.

SpaceX drone ship to ride transport vessel through the Panama Canal


After a quick jaunt from Port Canaveral to the Bahamas, SpaceX drone ship Of Course I Still Love You (OCISLY) has been loaded onto the deck of a much larger semi-submersible transport vessel.

Phoenix Motorcars begins production of EVs using third-generation drivetrain


Medium-duty electric vehicle developer Phoenix Motorcars has unveiled its third-generation electric drivetrain and has begun series production of commercial vehicles that utilize it.

NIO ES8 Obtains European Whole Vehicle Type Approval

EV Obssesion

On June 11, NIO announced that it received European Whole Vehicle Type Approval (EWVTA) for the NIO ES8, its smart electric flagship SUV. The EWVTA certification marks an essential foundation for NIO’s entry into Norway and the European market at large.

Xos announces new ‘Powered by Xos’ powertrain division to serve specialty vehicles


Electric mobility company Xos, Inc. has announced a new powertrain division called “Powered by Xos” to provide, design, and integrate its own technology for other Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).

FCC Medio Ambiente & Irizar to Produce the 1st 10 Irizar ie Urban Electric Trucks

EV Obssesion

FCC Medio Ambiente and Irizar agree to start mass production of the first 10 Irizar ie urban electric trucks to be used for collection of residues. The excellent results of the tests conducted in different European cities and the satisfaction of the operators have resulted in this decision.

Study: Four of five new-car buyers can charge EVs at home


A recent survey of new-car buyers suggests 4 of 5 will be able to charge an EV at home—making it even more critical that they understand how charging is actually done.

The Road to Electrification is Paved with Convenient Chargers

Energy Institute at HAAS

We need more and better charging infrastructure to win over electric vehicle skeptics “Excuse me, do you know the way to the clean energy transition?” Source: ABC The best way … Continue Reading The Road to Electrification is Paved with Convenient Chargers

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Canaccord cuts Tesla (TSLA) price target following Model S Plaid release


Tesla shares ( NASDAQ:TSLA ) have received a price target update from Cannacord Genuity, which published a note following the release of the Model S Plaid.

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Ample teams with Sally in NYC to deploy battery swaps in ride shares, taxis, and more


A recent announcement from battery swap startup Ample, has revealed a partnership with Sally to help transition ride-share, taxi, and last-mile delivery drivers toward EVs using Ample’s battery swap technology.

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Carbon-Wrapped Motor May Make Tesla Roadster Even Quicker


Elon Musk calls it ‘ the most advanced motor on Earth outside of maybe a lab somewhere