Thu.Apr 07, 2022

Achates near-zero heavy-duty opposed-piston diesel enters fleet service; compliant with 2027 NOx levels

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Achates Power announced that the 10.6-liter, heavy-duty opposed-piston, three-cylinder diesel engine it developed in a project funded by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and several partners ( earlier post ) has entered fleet service with WALMART Corporation in a Peterbilt 579 tractor.

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First drive review: 2022 GMC Hummer EV mainlines electric to truck fans

Green Car Reports

Electric vehicles are far too often a polarizing tag. The idea gets sifted away into a particular ideological bin before some get the chance to grasp the freedom it enables.

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Werner piloting Aurora’s autonomous trucks on 600-mile route in Texas

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Aurora Innovation and Werner Enterprises, a premier transportation and logistics provider, announced a collaboration and commercial pilot to test and deploy safely autonomous trucks on one of the most commercially active and critical stretches of highway in the US.

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Alongside EVs, Porsche sees a business opportunity in synthetic fuels

Green Car Reports

As it continues to launch new electric cars, Porsche is continuing to invest in synthetic fuels for internal-combustion vehicles. The automaker on Wednesday announced a $75 million investment in HIF Global LLC, a holding company for projects to develop synthetic fuel production facilities.

Mercedes-AMG entry-level SL 43 features electric exhaust gas turbocharger from Formula 1 for the first time in production vehicle

Green Car Congress

Following two variants with V8 engines, Mercedes-AMG is presenting the entry-level SL 43 version of its newly developed roadster icon.

GMC Hummer EV review, traffic-light pollution, Porsche synthetic fuels: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

The GMC Hummer EV isn’t a truck for EV fans, but it’s even better than we expected off-road. Poorly timed traffic lights are adding to emissions. And Porsche invests more in synthetic fuels. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. We drove the 2022 GMC Hummer EV last week in Arizona.

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Veolia launches largest project to produce bio-methanol from pulp mill waste

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Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, and Veolia recently signed a long-term partnership agreement on the refining of crude methanol generated in pulp production at the Äänekoski bioproduct mill into commercial biomethanol.

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Daimler Truck subsidiary Torc Robotics opens Technology and Development Center in Stuttgart

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Torc Robotics, an independent subsidiary of Daimler Truck, is opening a technology and software development center in Stuttgart, Germany. Torc is a leader in SAE Level 4 self-driving vehicle software for heavy-duty vehicles.

Tesla is going to make a new futuristic-looking electric vehicle as a ‘dedicated robotaxi’


Elon Musk announced that Tesla is going to build a new futuristic-looking electric vehicle as a “dedicated robotaxi” – though there’s no clear timeline for the new vehicle. more….

Argonne researcher using hydrous ethanol as a dual fuel to lighten the carbon footprint of locomotives

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Essam El-Hannouny, a principal mechanical engineer at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, won a Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) Award from DOE to expand his research on how a renewable alcohol-based biofuel can serve as a dual fuel to help decarbonize locomotive engines.

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Tesla’s Elon Musk and Lucid CEO Peter Rawlinson attend Biden admin’s EV meeting


It appears that the Biden administration has turned over a new leaf, with senior officials holding a meeting on Wednesday with automotive leaders in the country. The goal of the meeting was to discuss electric vehicles and EV charging infrastructure.

NASA to fly payload with SpinLaunch’s mass accelerator to test low-cost, high-cadence kinetic launch system

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SpinLaunch , the developer of a ground-based, electric-powered, kinetic launch system, has signed a Space Act Agreement with NASA.

Poorly timed traffic lights add to greenhouse gas emissions: Here's an estimate of how much

Green Car Reports

Mass adoption of electric vehicles is proceeding slowly, but one way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions today could be addressing poorly timed traffic lights, the traffic data analysis and controls firm Inrix claims.

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Porsche strengthens commitment to industrial production of eFuels with $75M investment in HIF Global

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Porsche is investing US$75 million in HIF Global LLC, a holding company of internationally active project developers of eFuel production facilities. Among other projects, the Santiago de Chile-based company is building the Haru Oni eFuel pilot plant in Punta Arenas (Chile). Earlier post.).

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Tesla is aiming to start production of its Optimus humanoid robot in 2023


Elon Musk gave a timeline to production for the first time for the Tesla Optimus project, a humanoid robot capable of doing general tasks. The CEO believes the company can bring the ambitious project to production as soon as next year. It’s an ultra-ambitious timeline even for him. more….

HT-PEM fuel cell company Advent Technologies, Hyundai enter technology assessment, sales & development agreement

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Advent Technologies Holdings, a developer of highly efficient high-temperature PEM fuel cells, and Hyundai Motor Company have signed a technology assessment, sales, and development agreement. Advent and Hyundai aim to deliver green energy solutions to current high carbon applications, using fuel cell technology.

Tesla Cyber Rodeo livestream date and time announced


Tesla fans who would not be able to physically attend the Cyber Rodeo at Gigafactory Texas this Thursday need not be disappointed, as the electric vehicle maker formally announced that it would be posting a livestream of the event on Thursday night.

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Tesla raises prices on Model 3 vehicles with nickel-based battery packs


Tesla has implemented another price increase (its third in about a month), but this time it only affects Model 3 vehicles with nickel-based battery packs. more…. The post Tesla raises prices on Model 3 vehicles with nickel-based battery packs appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla debuts new Model Y Standard Range with 4680 structural battery


Tesla’s new Standard Range All-Wheel-Drive Model Y all-electric crossover with 4680 battery cells is present at the Cyber Rodeo event the automaker is holding at its new production facility in Austin, Texas.

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Park New Haven Keeps You Moving

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The following is from a conversation with executives of the New Haven Parking Authority (or Park New Haven, as they brand themselves) – Executive Director, Doug Hausladen, COO, Sammy Parry, and Chief Engineer, Jim Staniewicz. Read more.

Fiido X electric bike’s frame can apparently break in half, company issues recall


If you’ve got a Fiido X electric bike at home, now you have a pretty magnesium sculpture. That’s because the company has issued an urgent notice for owners to stop using the e-bike after a frame defect has been discovered that causes the bike to break in two. more….

Tesla Cybertruck functions & improvements teased at Giga Texas Cyber Rodeo


Tesla’s Giga Texas Cyber Rodeo is in full swing, and many people have seen the Cybertruck — as promised by sightings of the all-electric truck before the event kicked off.

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Tech: Why Don’t Tires Last as Long on an EV?

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EVs Are Low Maintenance, But Still Need Care. Switching to an electric vehicle has a spectrum of benefits. In addition to being environmentally friendly, they reduce fuel expenses, improve your image and eliminate some maintenance concerns.

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Proterra becomes the first EV maker to earn multiple zero-waste certifications


Burlingame, California-based Proterra , which designs and manufactures electric transit buses and electric charging systems, today announced that it has become the first EV maker to achieve multiple TRUE-certified zero waste facilities.

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Apple veteran launches fleet management platform for Teslas and all other EVs


Electric vehicles such as Teslas work great as fleet vehicles. Their total ownership costs tend to be lower than comparable internal combustion cars, their maintenance needs are relatively light, and they tend to be technologically advanced.

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Tesla Cyber Rodeo event livestream and news hub: everything you need to know


Tesla is holding its Cyber Rodeo event at Gigafactory Texas today starting in a few hours, but the actual presentation is starting at 9:00 P.M. central time – 10:00 P.M. eastern time). Here you will find the livestream and our news hub with everything interesting that comes out of the event. more….

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Tesla ‘Cyber Rodeo’ expected to feature remarks from TX politicians Ted Cruz, Greg Abbott


Tesla’s massive “Cyber Rodeo” at Gigafactory Texas will feature food, fireworks, tours of the new factory, and remarks from Texas politicians Ted Cruz and Greg Abbott, according to reports.

DeLorean Motor Company teases reveal date and sleek image of its gull-winged EV, CEO divulges a full line of new models [Update]


Where we’re going, we don’t need gas. DeLorean Motor Company, the short-lived 1980s automaker behind the DMC DeLorean sports car turned pop culture staple thanks to the Back to the Future franchise, is returning with an EV model.

Toyota will join Tesla, GM in losing EV tax credit after it reaches sales cap


Toyota will soon join Tesla and General Motors as automakers that no longer qualify for the $7,500 electric vehicle tax credit. The Japanese automaker is expected to reach the sales cap before the end of June, a company representative said.

Chase partners with EVgo to pilot DC fast chargers at 50 of its US branches


Chase bank announced a new partnership with fast charging network EVgo to implement a pilot program of DC fast chargers for EVs at 50 of its branch locations.

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Los Angeles City Council approves development plan for 10,000 city-owned EVs


The Los Angeles City Council is putting forth a plan to expand the number of city-owned electric vehicles to at least 10,000 and deploy a sizeable charging infrastructure for EVs throughout the city.

Review: GMC’s Hummer EV ‘Super(size)truck’ is excess in all the best ways


GMC flew Electrek out to Scottsdale, Arizona, last month to test-drive the new Hummer EV on proving grounds, backroads, highways, and desert trails.

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First look inside the Tesla ‘Cyber Rodeo’ at Gigafactory Texas


The first looks inside the Tesla “Cyber Rodeo” event at Gigafactory Texas are beginning to appear as attendees make their way to the event, located just outside Austin. Tesla is holding a 15,000-person event at its new production facility in Texas to launch the opening of the factory.

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Bafang launches new M510 high-power lightweight electric bike mid-drive motor


Bafang, a leading Asian supplier of electric bicycle drive systems, has just unveiled its newest electric bicycle motor intended to improve upon one of its popular high-power drive units.

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SpaceX to launch quartet of mini geostationary satellites in 2023


Startup Astranis has purchased a dedicated Falcon 9 launch from SpaceX for four miniature geostationary communications satellites.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk met with Biden administration regarding EV charging, along with Mary Barra and other auto leaders


Tesla CEO Elon Musk and several other auto industry leaders, like GM’s Mary Barra, met with the Biden administration regarding electric vehicle charging infrastructure, according to a new release from the Department of Transport. more….

Tesla’s Lone Star flag Model Y formation in Giga Texas has been completed


It seems like the speculations of avid Tesla enthusiasts were right on the money. Tesla was indeed forming a creative Lone Star flag in the Gigafactory Texas complex using different colored Model Ys — and the end result looks absolutely cool. .

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