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ICCT study finds LH2-powered combustion aircraft can play an important role in meeting aviations 2050 climate goals

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A new study from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) has found that although liquid-hydrogen- (LH 2 )-combustion aircraft do not perform as well as their jet fuel counterparts, they can still play an important role in meeting aviation’s 2050 climate goals.

CEO: Ford plans to "reengineer" Mustang Mach-E incrementally, won't save improvements for mid-cycle refresh

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The Ford Mustang Mach-E electric SUV will get continual incremental updates instead of the industry-standard mid-cycle refresh, CEO Jim Farley said Thursday during the automaker's quarterly earnings call.

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USGS estimates US mines produced $90.4B in non-fuel mineral commodities in 2021

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US mines produced approximately $90.4 billion in mineral commodities in 2021—a $9.7 billion increase over the 2020 revised total of $80.7 billion—according to the US Geological Survey USGS. This information comes from the 27 th annual Mineral Commodity Summaries report from the USGS National Minerals Information Center.

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Heavier, more powerful and less efficient pickup trucks are offsetting gains in other segments. When we moved to our current house from downtown San Francisco, we did what one … Continue Reading Monster Trucks

Carsbut not light trucksare driven less during the pandemic

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by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. During the pandemic, some workers were (and some still are) able to work from home. Therefore, it is not surprising that in 2020, the first year of the pandemic, the annual miles driven per car or light truck (SUV, pickup truck, or van) decreased substantially. Of more interest is the new finding that this reduction was entirely due to a reduced use of cars as opposed to light trucks.

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Volvo-Northvolt joint venture battery plant due in 2025, could supply for 500,000 EVs annually

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Volvo and Swedish battery firm Northvolt on Friday announced a new battery plant, near the automaker's main assembly plant in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Avass Group to manufacture EVs, lithium batteries in Saudi Arabia

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Australia-based Avass Group recently signed an agreement with Saudi Arabia to jointly manufacture electric vehicles and lithium batteries. The agreement bolsters Avass Group’s plans to mass manufacture full electric buses and lithium batteries in Saudi. The partnership stems from the consideration of strategic advantage that Saudi Arabia has due to its location at a central point between both Asia and Europe.

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Ballard delivers two 200 kW class-approved FCwave modules to Norled A/S for ferry

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Ballard Power Systems has delivered two, 200 kilowatt (kW) FCwave modules to Norled A/S, one of Norway’s largest ferry and express boat operators. The fuel cell modules will power the world’s first liquid hydrogen-powered ferry, the MF Hydra , later this year. MF Hydra will be the first hydrogen-powered ship to be approved by the Norwegian Maritime Directorate, the Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection and Emergency Planning (DSB) and DNV.

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Tesla’s employee headcount nears 100,000 after 40% increase in 2021


Tesla is employing nearly 100,000 people across its facilities, thanks to an over 40 percent increase in the company’s workforce last year. Tesla revealed in its 10-K filing with the SEC that it employed 99,290 employees as of December 31, 2021.

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Team Penske uses Freightliner pre-production eCASCADIA to pull racecar hauler

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Team Penske and long-time partner Freightliner, part of Daimler Truck North America (DTNA), recently used the pre-production, fully-electric Freightliner eCascadia semi-truck to pull a full-sized Team Penske racecar hauler to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum ahead of the Clash event.

Tesla gets all its Supercharger cables stolen at brand new station


Tesla was the victim of a theft that resulted in having to shut down a brand new Supercharger station, as all the cables on the eight stalls were cut off. more… The post Tesla gets all its Supercharger cables stolen at brand new station appeared first on Electrek.

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Fukuoka City, Toyota and CJPT to cooperate in realizing a hydrogen society; talks on introduction of fuel cell vehicles

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Fukuoka City—the sixth-largest city in Japan and the second-largest port city after Yokohama—and Toyota Motor Corporation have signed a partnership agreement aiming for the early realization of a hydrogen society. They will work closely with Commercial Partnership Technologies Corporation (CJPT), which works on commercial projects, to promote a wide range of collaborative initiatives to achieve the goal.

Electric Vehicle Glossary: The Complete list of Electric Car Related Terms

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This is a list and definitions of all the terms related to electric vehicles. A complete electric vehicle glossary would be helpful to know the important words related to the electric vehicle. This Electric Cars Glossary contains the key terms that everyone should know about electric cars.

Bergen successfully runs engine on low H2 blend with no hardware changes

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Bergen Engines recently launched a comprehensive test program towards zero-carbon-emission engines, allowing a gradual transition from liquid natural gas to 100% green hydrogen fuel, as and when it becomes commercially available. The first tests on a B-Series Bergen gas engine, running on a blend of 15 %v hydrogen and 85 %v natural gas, have been successfully completed without any hardware adjustments.

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Tesla Cybertruck prototype spotted at Fremont Factory


A Tesla Cybertruck prototype was spotted at the Fremont Factory recently. It seemed to be the same prototype seen in Giga Texas. Based on a recent YouTube video (seen below), the Cybertruck in Fremont had no door handles, and the dashboard held several interior parts.

The cheapest and most expensive countries to purchase a Tesla Model 3


A new study out of the UK has detailed the countries around the world where EVs are the cheapest and most expensive to purchase – in this particular case, a Tesla Model 3.

Ford CEO Jim Farley shares insights on “unreasonable” EV dealer markups


Ford held its fourth-quarter and full-year earnings call last week, where CEO Jim Farley addressed, among other things, the price markups dealers were placing on electric vehicles. .

Tesla spotted working on new Cybertruck prototype, drone gets dangerously close


Tesla was spotted working on a new Cybertruck prototype at Fremont factory. While it’s nice to see more footage of the highly-anticipated new electric pickup truck, the footage makes us a bit uncomfortable with how close the drones get to the prototype and Tesla employees.

Tesla battery supplier LGES confirms 4680 cell development, posts $3B revenue for Q4 2021


LGES told Teslarati that it is working to diversify its cylindrical battery lineup and is developing 4680 batteries. The battery manufacturer did not disclose any client-related matters, specifically regarding 4680 batteries. However, the Korean battery supplier is a confirmed Tesla partner.

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The US could save $5.6B a year if it switched from coal to solar – study


Electricity from solar is cheaper than sourcing it from coal-fired power plants, according to a new article published in the journal Energy and Environmental Materials. more… The post The US could save $5.6B a year if it switched from coal to solar – study appeared first on Electrek.

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Global Electric Vehicle market size to swell by five-times to $823.74B by 2030: study


A new study suggests that the global electric vehicle market will multiply in valuation by five times by 2030, based on new data acquired by Allied Market Research. The 2020 EV market size was valued at $163.01

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New Tesla Cybertruck accessory wants to turn the electric pickup truck into a boat


While the Tesla Cybertruck has recently been delayed again, the hype is so strong around the electric pickup truck that some people are already working on thrid-party accessories for the vehicle.

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Tesla and the EV sector’s growth is driving up lithium, cobalt, and nickel prices


The electric vehicle revolution is fully underway. Led by successful vehicles like the Tesla Model 3, which are compelling alternatives to comparable internal combustion cars, EV sales are taking off.

New video footage shows the upcoming Jetson ONE eVTOL (briefly) taking off, and flying over water


Swedish eVTOL developer Jetson AB has shared more footage of its upcoming Jetson ONE aerial vehicle flying over water. At the request of an overload of comments on its social channels, Jetson also shared footage (albeit briefly) of its ONE eVTOL taking off, to showcase how simple the process is.

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SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket celebrates 4th launch debut anniversary


On the fourth anniversary of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launch debut and after an unusual multi-year hiatus, the world’s most powerful operational rocket could be on the brink of an impressive salvo of launches.

Electric Bike Company Model Y review: Getting California cruiser vibes on a US-made e-bike


The Model Y from Electric Bike Company is one women’s e-bike that I’ll happily ride anytime, anywhere. And so will my wife. That’s the impression we came away with after getting the chance to test out a beautifully-outfitted Model Y electric bike recently in California.

Tesla’s $1.5 billion bitcoin investment worth almost $2 billion by the end of 2021


In its recently filed Form 10-K to the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the EV maker revealed that the fair market value of its bitcoin holdings amounted to $1.99 billion as of the end of 2021. Tesla initially invested $1.5 billion in bitcoin during the first quarter of 2021. .

Many Aptera 2022 reservation holders report delivery dates pushed to 2023-24, company claims to remain on schedule


Solar Electric Vehicle (SEV) startup Aptera Motors appears to have delayed some deliveries of its flagship vehicle, according to reports from multiple reservation holders. The Aptera SEV recently entered beta phase of development and was previously on track to begin first deliveries late this year.

Tesla Model 3 loses only 2.2% of battery range after four years and 100k miles


The longevity of electric vehicles’ battery packs has always been a tricky subject.

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Nissan to end gas engine development (but not really)


Nissan reportedly plans to end “most” gasoline engine development, becoming the first Japanese automaker to take this step, according to Nikkei Asia. more… The post Nissan to end gas engine development (but not really) appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla subpoenaed by SEC regarding Musk stock sale poll, 2018 settlement


Tesla said in a Monday morning filing with the SEC that it was subpoenaed by the agency regarding information related to the company’s governance processes and compliance surrounding a Tweet from CEO Elon Musk in November 2021.

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Tesla (TSLA) is now holding about $2 billion in Bitcoin


Tesla (TSLA) gave an update on its Bitcoin holding in a new SEC filing – confirming that it now holds $1.99 billion in the cryptocurrency. more… The post Tesla (TSLA) is now holding about $2 billion in Bitcoin appeared first on Electrek.

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A Eulogy of the Iconic BMW i3

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BMW has decided to stop the lines rolling on their trailblazing EV: the i3. Debuting in 2013, the i3 became (in)famous for its compact design and one of the first mainstream EVs to come from a goliath like BMW. The Life of i3.

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Unagi Model One E500 electric scooter sees $200 discount to $790, more in New Green Deals


Ready to overhaul your on-the-go setup for getting around town before spring? Well, the Unagi Model One E500 electric scooter will do just that at $200 off. Down to $790 , this e-scooter delivers a range of 15.5 miles and top speed of up to 19 MPH.

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US Electric Car Prices: Cheapest To Most Expensive (Feb 7, 2022)


All the models currently available (and multiple upcoming ones) sorted from the most affordable to the most expensive

Quick Charge Podcast: February 7, 2022


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: February 7, 2022 appeared first on Electrek.

BYD Unveils V2G-Capable Type A Electric School Bus For The US


Thanks to bi-directional charging, the 30-seat vehicle can serve as a power storage resource when it’s not transporting students