Thu.May 13, 2021

Mitsubishi Power & Texas Brine partner on large-scale salt cavern storage for hydrogen to support decarbonization efforts in the eastern US

Green Car Congress

Mitsubishi Power Americas and Texas Brine Company are collaborating to develop large-scale long-duration hydrogen storage solutions to support decarbonization efforts across the eastern United States.

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GM flaunts GMC Hummer EV off-road talents, details Terrain Mode one-pedal driving

Green Car Reports

The 2022 GMC Hummer EV aims for impressive off-road capability, so General Motors sent prototypes to the legendary trails around Moab, Utah to show off some of that capability.

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Mercedes-Benz begins production of EQS electric luxury sedan at Factory 56 in Sindelfingen

Green Car Congress

Mercedes-Benz has begun production of the EQS electric sedan at Factory 56 in the Mercedes-Benz Sindelfingen plant. The EQS is integrated into ongoing series production at the site as the first all-electric model.

Chevrolet Bolt EV range test: Gone with the wind

Green Car Reports

We discuss much about driving range in electric cars—not just because a high range rating is a top priority to EV shoppers, but because it’s something you need to consider in a way you might never have for gasoline vehicles.

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and Argo AI launch international trials of autonomous driving with ID. BUZZ

Green Car Congress

The first self-driving prototypes based on the future Volkswagen ID. BUZZ production electric vehicle will begin testing in Munich, Germany, this summer.

Report: Renault CEO sees "potential upside" in reviving EV battery swapping plans

Green Car Reports

Renault CEO Luca de Meo sees a "potential upside" to reviving the EV battery-swapping tech the French automaker shelved years ago, according to the Financial Times. It's not decided, but I see it as an interesting opportunity," de Meo said.

Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction partners with RevoTech on production of hydrogen from waste plastic

Green Car Congress

Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction has embarked on the development of technology for producing hydrogen using waste plastic and vinyl. The company has signed a business partnership MOU with RevoTech, a company that specializes in the continuous pyrolysis of waste plastic.

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GMC showcases off-road testing and calibration of HUMMER EV Pickup

Green Car Congress

GMC is showcasing some of the HUMMER EV Pickup’s off-road testing on challenging trails near Moab, Utah in the lead-up to its production debut this fall.

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Tesla Model S Plaid buyers are starting to get some delivery dates for next month

Electrek

Tesla Model S Plaid has seen a few delivery delays, but now buyers are starting to get some delivery dates for next month as the new version of Tesla’s flagship sedan is finally coming.

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Robotic Research and FPInnovations partner to develop off-road truck platooning; Level 4 for natural resource sector roads

Green Car Congress

Robotic Research, LLC, a leading developer of Automated Driving Systems (ADS), and FPInnovations, a Canadian private non-profit research and development center, are collaborating to develop an off-road truck platooning system for the forest industry.

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Tesla car hacked using drone; a patch has already been released

Electrek

A group of security researchers managed to hack a Tesla car using an exploit delivered with a drone. Tesla has already released a patch for the hack. more… The post Tesla car hacked using drone; a patch has already been released appeared first on Electrek.

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Prototype PNNL, UW webapp predicts parking space availability for delivery drivers

Green Car Congress

A collaboration between Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and the University of Washington’s Urban Freight Lab has developed a prototype webapp that combines smart sensors and machine learning to predict parking space availability. The prototype is ready for initial testing to help commercial delivery drivers find open spaces without expending fuel and losing time.

Harvard researchers develop long-lasting solid-state battery

Electrek

Researchers at Harvard’s John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) have developed a lithium-metal, solid-state battery they claim can hold significantly more energy within the same volume of traditional lithium-ion batteries while charging in a fraction of the time.

Silicon and carbon products company Elkem establishes Vianode as new company and brand for active anode materials for EV market

Green Car Congress

Leading silicon and carbon products company Elkem has successfully commissioned its industrial pilot for battery materials in Kristiansand, Norway, starting industrial scale pilot production for customers. As the next step towards large-scale production, Elkem is now establishing Vianode as a new company and brand dedicated to develop and produce sustainable and high-quality active anode materials to meet the needs of the exponentially growing electric vehicles marketplace.

Next-gen Tesla Roadster heads to Petersen Auto Museum for two-week exhibit

Teslarati

For two weeks, the next-generation Tesla Roadster, a vehicle considered as the halo car of production EVs, would be available for viewing at the Petersen Auto Museum in Los Angeles, CA.

BASF to increase capacity to recycle precious metals from spent catalysts; TWCs from autos

Green Car Congress

BASF is expanding its Seneca, South Carolina Platinum Group Metals (PGM) refining facility. The company will invest double-digit millions in capital improvements to increase refining capacity to recycle precious metals from spent catalysts such as automotive catalytic converters. Recycled metal has as much as 90% lower CO 2 emissions than metal from primary mines. By recovering the precious metals for reuse in fresh catalysts BASF closes the loop with circular economy solutions.

Tesla Giga Berlin slated for late-Summer start: Economic Minister reiterates production dates

Teslarati

Tesla Giga Berlin will begin producing cars in late-Summer or early-Fall. After a meeting with the Economic Committee of the Landtag, Brandenburg Economic Minister Jörg Steinbach said that there shouldn’t be major delays as previously reported.

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Fusion Fuel Green partners with CCC to develop green hydrogen demonstrator plants in Middle East

Green Car Congress

Ireland-based electrolyzer company Fusion Fuel Green PLC will collaborate with Consolidated Contractors Group S.A.L. Offshore) (CCC), to develop green hydrogen plants in the Middle East. CCC and Fusion Fuel have agreed to cooperate on projects involving the production of green hydrogen for potential clients in the refining and petrochemical industries in order to reduce their carbon footprint.

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Tesla’s move to stop Bitcoin payments wipes out hundreds of billions of dollars in crypto market

Electrek

Tesla’s move to stop Bitcoin payments over energy use concerns has wiped out hundreds of billions of dollars worth of market value in the cryptocurrency market.

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Elon Musk’s Starlink secures supply deal from Google’s cloud unit

Teslarati

It appears that Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite internet service has secured a formidable ally. In an announcement on Thursday, Google announced that its cloud unit had won a deal to supply computing and networking resources to SpaceX.

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Ford follows Tesla into in-car gaming with new software update, also adds Amazon Alexa

Electrek

Ford is bringing a software update to its vehicles, starting with the Mustang Mach-E electric crossover and F150 pickup. The automaker is using its new over-the-air software capacity to follow Tesla into in-car gaming and add Amazon Alexa integration.

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Tesla’s Elon Musk reiterates call for a carbon tax in the United States

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Elon Musk recently reiterated his support for a carbon tax in the United States, reiterating a point he has emphasized in the past. A 2020 poll shows that 2/3 of American voters agree with Musk’s call for a carbon tax.

WA Gov Inslee vetoes 2030 gas car ban, citing road usage fee concerns

Electrek

Washington State’s 2030 gas car ban is no more, due to a partial veto by Washington Governor Jay Inslee.

Ford ponders in-car ads using vehicle cameras in new patent

Teslarati

Ford patented a system that uses a vehicle’s cameras to detect billboards and pull them up on a car’s infotainment systems. While billboards have been used for advertisements for quite some time, they do not necessarily provide much information to those driving by them.

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Hyundai to invest $7.4 billion by 2025 to expand US footprint

Electrek

Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) just announced plans to invest $7.4 billion in the US to produce future EVs, grow its production facilities, and develop new mobility solutions. HMG is the umbrella over both Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Corporation and plans to invest this entire sum in the US by 2025.

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Tesla Giga Shanghai not experiencing production ‘halt’ or delays: Global Times

Teslarati

Tesla’s Gigafactory Shanghai production facility in China seems to be operating under business as usual, despite reports of a halt in production or delays in manufacturing.

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Hummer EV off-road prowess, Renault battery swapping, Bolt EV highway range test: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Renault revives its interest in battery swapping. GM teases the GMC Hummer EV’s off-road toolset. And we take another look at highway range in the Chevy Bolt EV—and a factor that can still cause range anxiety. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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Tesla is performing Model Y Giga Press casting tests at Texas factory: rumor

Teslarati

Tesla’s Giga Texas production facility is rumoredly undergoing some test runs of the Model Y’s rear, one-piece casting months ahead of its scheduled initial production phases, according to some close to the project.

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First look at Specialized’s $15,000 Kenevo SL super light electric mountain bike

Electrek

The Specialized Kenovo SL electric mountain bike was just unveiled today, bringing the Kenevo into the “Super Light” family of Specialized’s Turbo e-bike line.

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Tesla Autopilot abuser released from jail, buys new Tesla, rides in backseat again

Teslarati

The Tesla Autopilot abuser arrested earlier this week for reckless driving after riding in the back seat of his electric car while operating on Autopilot is out of jail.

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Green Deals: Ditch oil + gas with Greenworks Pro 80V Brushless Electric Mower at $400, more

Electrek

Amazon is offering the Greenworks Pro 80V 21-inch Brushless Electric Lawn Mower for $399.99 shipped. Note: Shipping is delayed by 1- to 2-months. Also matched at Best Buy with faster shipping and in-store pickup as part of its Deals of the Day.

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Tesla’s most-sustainable cryptocurrency options aren’t plentiful but they are ideal

Teslarati

Tesla’s options for a sustainable cryptocurrency to utilize for investments and transactions for its products are not available in plentiful numbers, but they are ideal to fit the automaker’s needs, environmental requirements, and company image.

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Volcon Grunt, first US-built fat tire electric motorcycle, begins production in Texas

Electrek

The Volcon Grunt is rolling toward its summer 2021 ship date and has already begun early-stage production at the company’s Texas facility. more… The post Volcon Grunt, first US-built fat tire electric motorcycle, begins production in Texas appeared first on Electrek.

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SpaceX’s sootiest Falcon 9 booster yet returns to port after record reuse

Teslarati

Three days after acing record-breaking tenth launch and landing, SpaceX’s sootiest Falcon 9 rocket booster yet has returned to Port Canaveral to begin the processing of preparing for its eleventh flight.

Quick Charge Podcast: May 13, 2021

Electrek

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 13, 2021 appeared first on Electrek.

Tesla Model Y tops China’s electric SUV segment despite April challenges

Teslarati

Tesla China had a challenging month in April, with drama ensuing in the Shanghai Auto Show due to a high-profile protest and the Model Y line being shut down for two weeks to make way for upgrades.

Analysis: What’s the Best Way to Market EVs?

Clean Fleet Report

Harley-Davidson Launches Stand-Alone Electric Bike Brand.