Wed.Mar 09, 2022

IEA: global CO2 emissions rebounded to their highest level in history in 2021; largely driven by China

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Global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions rose by 6% in 2021 to 36.3 billion tonnes, their highest ever level, as the world economy rebounded strongly from the COVID-19 crisis and relied heavily on coal to power that growth, according to new IEA analysis.

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More EVs likely means less pollution from utilities, not more: Here's why

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There are some ill-informed opinion pieces suggesting that the more EVs that are put to use, the more we'll need to tap into dirtier power sources in order to meet demand.

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LanzaTech going public via SPAC

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LanzaTech, a company that has developed gas fermentation technology to transform waste carbon into materials such as sustainable fuels, fabrics, packaging and other products that people use in their daily lives, will go public through a merger with AMCI Acquisition Corp.

VW ID.Buzz electric Microbus revealed: US version won’t be shown until 2023, sold until 2024

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Five years after generating much buzz with a Microbus-inspired electric van, Volkswagen has at last revealed the production model, suitably called ID.Buzz. Although for the U.S. there’s a big asterisk: America won’t see the ID at dealerships until 2024.

BASF acquires site for North American cathode active materials and recycling expansion in Canada

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BASF signed an agreement to secure land for its future cathode active materials (CAM) and recycling site in Bécancour, Québec, Canada, as part of its commitment to support North American producers in their transition to e-mobility.

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Tesla confirms deliveries of German-built Model Ys are starting on March 22

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Tesla has confirmed that deliveries of Model Y vehicles built at Gigafactory Berlin in Germany are starting on March 22. more…. The post Tesla confirms deliveries of German-built Model Ys are starting on March 22 appeared first on Electrek.

Mazda unveils CX-60 crossover in Europe; e-Skyactiv PHEV, 48V MHEVs

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Mazda Motor Europe unveiled its new crossover SUV, the CX-60.

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Biden bans import of Russian oil, gas, coal with immediate effect; Putin to block exports of “certain products and raw materials”

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President Joe Biden issued an executive order banning the importation from Russia of crude oil; petroleum; petroleum fuels, oils, and products of their distillation; liquefied natural gas; coal; and coal products. The ban is effective immediately; the US is blocking any new purchases of Russian energy. The US will allow a 45-day wind-down period for deliveries of existing purchases that were already contracted. In 2021, Russian oil was just under 10% of US overall imports of oil.

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SEC asks to disburse $40M to investors four years after Musk settlement

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The Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, asked a judge for permission to disburse $40 million in funds to investors that were collected as part of a 2018 settlement with Tesla and its CEO Elon Musk.

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Electreon and ASPIRE to launch electrified roadway demo in Utah

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Israel-based Electreon, a developer ofin-road wireless electric vehicle charging technology for shared, commercial and passenger vehicles, and ASPIRE (Advancing Sustainability through Powered Infrastructure for Roadway Electrification), an NSF-funded engineering research center, are launching a joint demonstration project.

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Porsche Taycan production temporarily halted over Ukraine crisis

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The Taycan may be one of Porsche’s most popular models today, but the crisis in Ukraine has resulted in the sports car maker temporarily suspending the production of its flagship all-electric sedan.

Hino Trucks begins real world testing and validation of Allison’s next-gen e-axle in XL series heavy-duty trucks

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Hino Trucks has completed the vehicle integration, and commenced testing and validation of Allison Transmission’s next-generation eGen Power 100D fully electric axle in its XL series heavy duty battery electric vehicles (BEVs), as Hino progresses towards start of production.

Tesla defends Autopilot, FSD Beta in response to senators’ “significant concerns”

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In a response to a letter from Democratic Senators Richard Blumenthal and Ed Markey, Tesla defended the value and safety offered by its Autopilot and FSD Beta programs to drivers.

PG&E and GM to collaborate on vehicle-to-home pilot for EVs

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Pacific Gas and Electric Company and General Motors are collaborating to pilot the use of GM electric vehicles as on-demand power sources for homes in PG&E’s service area. G&E and GM will test vehicles with bidirectional charging technology that can help safely power the essential needs of a properly equipped home. magine a future where everyone is driving an electric vehicle—and where that EV serves as a backup power option at home and more broadly as a resource for the grid.

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Morgan Stanley warns that nickel price surge could add $1k to electric vehicle costs

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With electric vehicles becoming more prolific, raw materials used in battery packs have become hot commodities. And according to Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas, the rising price of one particular material — nickel — could result in general electric vehicle prices seeing a $1,000 price increase.

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FTA to award $1.47B to modernize bus fleets and facilities

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The US Federal Transit Administration will award approximately $1.47 billion in competitive grant funds from two programs to help modernize bus fleets and facilities across the country. The combined announcement is the first FTA competitive grant opportunity under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).

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Hyundai IONIQ 5 wins 2022 Hispanic Motor Press EV of the Year

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The Hyundai IONIQ 5 all-electric vehicle has been named the 2022 Hispanic Motor Press Electric Vehicle of the Year. The Hyundai IONIQ 5 was unveiled in late February 2021 and is built upon the company’s Electric-Global Modular Platform, also known as E-GMP.

Do tighter federal heavy-duty truck emissions standards look beyond internal combustion?

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The EPA on Monday proposed stricter emissions standards for commercial vehicles, but environmental groups believe the proposed rules don't do enough to emphasize electrification.

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Chevy Blazer ‘SS’ EV high-performance variant announced and teased, available spring 2023

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GM’s Chevrolet division announced a high-performance variant of its upcoming Blazer EV SUV this morning but left us with precious few details. more…. The post Chevy Blazer ‘SS’ EV high-performance variant announced and teased, available spring 2023 appeared first on Electrek.

Tesla dominates January BEV sales in the United States with S3XY lineup all in Top 10

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Tesla’s domination of the United States electric vehicle sector continues Tesla’s Model Y, Model 3, and Model S claimed the top three spots of January’s U.S.

Prep your yard for spring with a corded electric dethatcher at $149, more in New Green Deals

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If you’re about ready to give the yard a once-over before spring growing season hits, then it’s time to remove some of the dead growth from the winter. Right now, you can pick up a , which is a solid $25 discount and new all-time low that we’ve tracked.

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Vauxhall To Go All-Electric In Record Time

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Vauxhall is to become an all-electric brand by 2028, seven years ahead of the 2035 UK Government ban on the sale of plug-in hybrids, which follows on from the 2030 ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars.

Danish wind turbine giant Vestas to suspend work on four projects in Russia

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Danish wind turbine manufacturing giant Vestas will suspend work on four Russian wind projects in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Vestas will also suspend all new commercial activities in Russia. more….

Rhode Island Bill Creates Roadmap to Advance Future of Electric Transportation

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Last week , Rhode Island legislators Sen. Alana DiMario and Rep. Terri Cortvriend introduced bills setting a target of 100% of new cars registered being electric vehicles by 2030. The legislation ( H. 7653 and S.

VW launches iconic ‘ID.Buzz’ EV, but does this incarnation of the Microbus inspire the same love?

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Volkswagen has finally unveiled the production version of the ID.Buzz: a new electric version of the iconic VW microbus that now lives a segment of its own in the growing EV market. But will it be loved as much as the original version? more….

Tesla pledges to keep Ukrainian workers’ employment and salary if they serve in military

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Tesla employees from Ukraine who have been asked to return to their country to fight in the ongoing war against Russia will keep their employment and be paid their salary for three months.

Tesla increases prices of long-range versions of Model 3 and Model Y as nickel prices surge

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Tesla has updated its pricing for the Model 3 and Model Y to raise the prices of the long-range versions by $1,000. It comes as nickel prices are surging. more…. The post Tesla increases prices of long-range versions of Model 3 and Model Y as nickel prices surge appeared first on Electrek.

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Volkswagen ID.Buzz electric van makes its world premiere (photos)

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On March 9, 2022, Volkswagen unveiled its all-electric van, the ID. Buzz in Hamburg, Germany. The ID. Buzz comes in two variants, the microbus and cargo van. “Both versions of the ID.

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GM launches pilot program to use EVs for home backup power, teases Chevy Silverado EV electric pickup for it

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GM announced today the launch of a pilot program with PG&E in California to test the use of electric vehicles for home backup power.

Kawasaki’s Robot Ibex: Can It Be Tamed?

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This is Bex. It is, as near as I can tell, a robotic ibex , designed by Kawasaki and inspired by the fiercely horny species of goat native to many mountainous regions of Africa and Eurasia.

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SUPER73 teases big unveiling; could be the e-bike brand’s highly anticipated electric motorcycle

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SUPER73 definitely has something coming next week; we just don’t know what. But a new teaser released by the lifestyle electric bike brand sets the date for March 15 and hints that it could be the company’s highly anticipated (and yet unconfirmed) electric motorcycle. more….

2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 Owner Shares Thoughts After The First 10 Days

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Dave Conner is really happy with his new Ioniq 5 AWD Limited, but that doesn't mean the striking Korean electric crossover is perfect

Tesla sends Powerwalls to Ukraine, expands free Supercharging, and gives up to 3 months of pay to employees going back to fight

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Tesla has expanded its program to give free Supercharging to EV owners trying to escape Ukraine. The company also told its Ukrainian employees that they will have three months of pay if they have to go back to fight. Tesla also sent Powerwall battery units to Ukraine. more….

2023 VW ID. Buzz Cargo Arrives To Haul Stuff In Style

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The US won't get the ID. Buzz Cargo, which will come to Europe in Q3 2022 as a RWD, short-wheelbase model with an 82 kWh battery

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Elon Musk sends second batch of Starlink terminals to Ukraine, with Tesla Powerwalls and off-the-grid power solutions

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Upon request, SpaceX quickly took action to help Ukraine stay online during Russia’s invasion. In late February, SpaceX sent the first batch of Starlink user terminals to help keep the country online through infrastructure outages.

US: Three Tesla Models On Top Of BEV Sales Chart In January 2022

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Registration data suggests that Tesla controls almost three-quarters of the market

Rad Power Bikes launches new low-cost RadExpand 5 electric bike, replacing RadMini

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Rad Power Bikes didn’t become the largest electric bicycle company in North America by resting on its laurels. The Seattle-based company has been hard at work on a new model to be added to the lineup.