Tue.Apr 20, 2021

Crowley completes first US design for fully electric tug with autonomous technology

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Crowley Engineering Services has completed the design of the first fully electric US tugboat with autonomous technology.

Toyota confirms fully electric pickup and hybrid truck in “the near future”

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A fully electric Toyota pickup won’t be a rival to the Tesla Cybertruck, but that’s beside the point. Such an electric truck could be another big game-changer for the traditional market—a bit like the idea of a Ford F-150 Electric or a Chevy Silverado EV.


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World premiere of BMW iX electric SUV in Shanghai

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The BMW iX electric SUV ( earlier post ) has its world premiere at the Auto Shanghai 2021 show. Market launch in China will get underway over the course of 2021. The BMW iX is first model in the brand’s line-up to feature the new Operating System 8 and the latest generation of BMW iDrive.

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BMW solid-state battery plans: Prototype by 2025, production model by 2030

Green Car Reports

BMW on Monday announced plans for a prototype solid-state battery by 2025, followed by a production-ready version by 2030. The batteries will power a new generation of electric cars, based on a dedicated platform, making its production debut around that time.

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Saint-Gobain Ceramics and Addionics to collaborate on high-power, high-capacity solid-state batteries for long-range, fast-charging EVs

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Saint-Gobain, the global technical material expert, will partner with the Israeli battery technology start-up Addionics to develop next generation solid-state lithium-ion batteries with novel electrode components under the Israel - US BIRD Energy program.

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Genesis Electrified G80 sedan dumps the gas engine for 800V charging and power-bank utility

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Hyundai’s Genesis on Monday showed a very understated, production-bound approach to adding a first electric car to its lineup: Electrify its flagship sedan, the G80.

Ballard to power Sierra Northern Railway hydrogen-fuel-cell switching locomotive in California

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Ballard Power Systems will provide fuel cell modules to Sierra Northern Railway—the freight division of privately-owned Sierra Energy Corporation, operating in Northern California—to power a zero-emission switching locomotive.

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Blue World Technologies partners with Alfa Laval on methanol fuel-cell system for shipping

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An innovative fuel cell system based on high-temperature proton exchange membrane (HTPEM) technology from Blue World Technologies ( earlier post ) is being constructed for testing at the Alfa Laval Test & Training Center in Aalborg, Denmark.

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TX fire chief slams inaccurate Tesla crash coverage with firsthand details on Model S fire


Immediately following the fatal Tesla crash in Texas this weekend, reports from both local and national media outlets emerged citing the statements of Harris County Pct.

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Hyzon Motors has begun production of 15 hydrogen fleet vehicles to be delivered to Groningen in 2021

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Hyzon Motors Inc. has begun production of 15 zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell vehicles for delivery to the Municipality of Groningen in The Netherlands at Hyzon’s European manufacturing facility. The Groningen Municipality orders are being fulfilled through Hyzon Motors Europe B.V., a joint venture between Hyzon Motors Inc. and Holthausen Clean Technology (HCT). The JV is responsible for the development, production and delivery of the vehicles.

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Harley-Davidson surprises with higher earnings, good sign for its electric motorcycles


After several years of falling financial reports, Harley-Davidson has just posted surprising numbers that show the company is in a better position than analysts expected. And that could be good news for the company’s highly anticipated electric motorcycle program.

SEMI and Center for Automotive Research collaborate to harmonize semiconductor and automotive supply chains

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A global shortage of semiconductors—caused by manufacturing delays that some semiconductor makers blame on a faster-than expected recovery from the coronavirus pandemic—has forced automakers to adjust or cancel production over the past months.

Tesla Model 3 steals Germany’s top EV sales spot in March with record month


The Tesla Model 3 stole the top spot in sales from the Volkswagen e-Up! EV in March, thanks to a record month in registrations. Increased demand for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles skyrocketed in Germany in March.

Johnson Matthey partners with Finnish Materials Group for second eLNO cathode plant; deals with Nornickel and SQM

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Johnson Matthey (JM) is partnering with Finnish Minerals Group to support development of its previously announced second eLNO cathode materials ( earlier post ) commercial plant, which will be in Finland, powered solely by renewable energy and incorporating an innovative effluent treatment solution.

Tesla supplier chain orders hint at 1M-vehicle potential in 2021


Tesla may be pretty silent about its actual vehicle production and delivery targets for 2021, but updates from the company’s supply chain suggest that the EV maker is aiming for an incredibly impressive number.

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ROUSH CleanTech and First Priority Group collaborate to create electric emergency response vehicles

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ROUSH CleanTech and First Priority Group (FPG) are partnering to create a line of purpose-built electric emergency and specialty vehicles. The companies are finalizing details for pilot deployment in 2022 with commercial production scheduled to begin in 2023. There are approximately three million law enforcement, fire and emergency medical service first responders operating more than 600,000 emergency vehicles in the United States.

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SpaceX Starship outfitted with upgraded Raptor engines for Wed static fire


SpaceX has installed at least two of three new upgraded Raptors on Starship serial number 15 (SN15) ahead of a triple-engine static fire scheduled as early as Wednesday, April 21st.

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BMW expects to have solid-state battery in a demonstrator vehicle well before 2025; IPCEI grants

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In March, BMW presented the Neue Klasse generation of vehicles, to be launched by the middle of this decade, which will be clearly focused on all-electric drivetrains. For the Neue Klasse, the BMW Group is developing the next generation of its battery technology. Earlier post.). With the Neue Klasse, we will make a big leap in technology in electric drive. We want to significantly increase the energy density of the cells and reduce the costs of material use and production at the same time.

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VW unveils ID.6 electric SUV: its most spacious electric vehicle yet


Volkswagen has now unveiled its third ID production electric vehicle based on its MEB platform. After the ID.3 and ID.4, we now get to see the ID.6: the brand’s biggest electric vehicle yet. more… The post VW unveils ID.6

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Tesla (TSLA) gets higher price target from Mizuho Securities ahead of Q1 earnings


Despite recent headwinds seemingly brought about by a tragic Model S crash in Texas this weekend, Tesla ( NASDAQ:TSLA ) is still receiving some positive outlooks from noted finance firms in the lead up to its first-quarter earnings call.

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EGEB: Long Island Rail Road tests US’s first battery-powered trains


In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): The Long Island Rail Road will analyze its diesel trains to see whether they can run on batteries alone. Why US homeowners install – or don’t install – solar panels.

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Tesla nabs three brand loyalty awards, revealing EV maker’s growing influence


IHT Markit gave Tesla three manufacturer awards in its 2020 Automotive Loyalty Awards. Tesla received awards for Asian Market Loyalty to Make, Highest Conquest Percentage, and Highest Alternative Powertrain Loyalty to Make. .

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Tesla faces backlash after unhappy customer crashes Shanghai Motor Show booth


Tesla is facing some backlash in China after an unhappy customer crashed its Shanghai Motor Show booth and was arrested. more… The post Tesla faces backlash after unhappy customer crashes Shanghai Motor Show booth appeared first on Electrek. Electrek

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Chevy Bolt EV beats Tesla for U.S. News’ Best Electric Vehicle of 2021


The Chevrolet Bolt EV won U.S. News’ Best Electric Vehicle award for 2021, beating out notable competitors like the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y. As the automotive industry continues to transition toward electrification, U.S.

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Lordstown Motors exits San Felipe 250 early, underestimates energy usage


Lordstown Motors recently entered its electric Endurance pickup truck in the SCORE San Felipe 250 race, only to have to drop out after stage one.

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SpaceX installs second Starship-derived fuel tank at orbital launch pad


For the second time in two weeks, SpaceX has rolled a ‘Starship-derived’ propellant tank to the next-generation rocket’s first orbital launch pad, continuing a recent burst of construction activity.

Mercedes-Benz teases new EQT electric minivan


Mercedes-Benz is teasing the EQT, an electric minivan to be unveiled by American pro skateboarder Tony Hawk next month. more… The post Mercedes-Benz teases new EQT electric minivan appeared first on Electrek. Electrek

Tucson Hybrid review, Toyota electric pickup, BMW solid state, Genesis EV: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Genesis shows its first fully electric model. BMW sets a timeline for solid-state tech. We get drive time in the Hyundai Tucson Hybrid. And Toyota confirms an electric pickup in its future. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

Globally, renewables are growing – but so is demand for coal [Update]


The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released its annual “Global Energy Review” report , and while there is some good news about the adoption of renewables, there is also some rather alarming news about an anticipated emissions surge in 2021.

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Introducing the New Jaguar I-PACE Black

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SES gathers $139 million in funding round led by GM


SES recently announced that it has completed a Series D funding round of $139 million led by General Motors (GM). The company is known for its development and manufacturing of next-generation Lithium-Metal rechargeable batteries, particularly for electric vehicles.

Volvo Trucks Ready to Electrify a Large Part of Goods Transports

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With the sales start this year of three new heavy-duty all-electric models, Volvo Trucks believes the time is right for a rapid upswing in electrification of heavy road transport. This positive outlook is based on the ability of Volvo’s electric trucks to meet a broad variety of transport needs.

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Juiced Scorpion X electric moped launched today with promotional price


San Diego-based Juiced Bikes has just officially launched its new electric moped, the Juiced Scorpion X, designed to replace the original Juiced Scorpion and provide several key upgrades.

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Electric Tug Design Features Autonomous Technology

EV Obssesion

Crowley Engineering Services has completed the design of the first fully electric U.S. tugboat with autonomous technology — providing operators a sustainable and high-performing solution for ship assist and harbor services in any port.

The Boring Company’s updated projects page no longer lists D.C.-Baltimore tunnel


The Boring Company’s updates to its official website have removed references to some of the tunneling startup’s announced projects, such as the D.C.-Baltimore Baltimore tunnel and the Dugout Loop in Los Angeles. In the case of the D.C.-Baltimore

Green Deals: Greenworks 21-inch 48V electric mower simplifies yard chores at $300, more


Best Buy is offering the Greenworks 21-inch 48V Electric Mower for $299.99 shipped. Down from its $450 going rate, today’s deal is the best price that we’ve tracked all time.

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QOTD: Does Hyundai’s 2021 Ioniq Hybrid Deserve Awards?

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Hyundai’s 2021 Ioniq hybrid and plug-in hybrid received the Best Hybrid Car and Plug-In Hybrid awards from U.S. News & World Report. Our question is, are they the best hybrids or not? Did the right car(s) win? In this year’s Best Hybrid and Electric Cars awards, U.S.