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Study finds twice as many cellulose fibers as microplastics in the Atlantic Ocean

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A study by three French institutes—Ifremer, the University of Bordeaux and the IRD (a public research institution)—has found that the surface water of the Atlantic Ocean is twice as polluted by cellulose fibers as it is by microplastics.

Chinese EV maker Nio might make phones—for the ecosystem, not to rival Apple or Samsung

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Chinese EV firm Nio is considering a line of smartphones in response to demand from tech-savvy customers, CEO William Li said in an interview with China-based news service Sina published Friday. Customers want a phone that connects better to Nio's vehicles, Li said.


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Flemish transport operator De Lijn to order up to 1,250 more zero-emission buses

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The board of directors of the Flemish Transport Company De Lijn has started a new purchase procedure to order up to 1,250 emission-free buses of various types with lengths from approximately 8.5 to 24 meters.

Polestar EVs will soon be widely available at Hertz

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The U.S. rental-car giant Hertz has made a strategic partnership with Sweden’s Polestar for the purchase of up to 65,000 Polestar EVs over five years, the companies jointly disclosed on Monday.

Chalmers researchers present framework for safe integration of micromobility into transportation systems

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Researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, are presenting a framework for comparing how different micromobility vehicles, such as e-scooters, and bicycles move in cities, a methodology that can benefit companies and local authorities alike, and contribute to improving traffic safety.

Tesla increases price of base Model 3 in Germany by €7,000


Tesla increased the price of the base Model 3 in Germany by €7,000 ($7,678.44) over the weekend from just under €42,990 ($47,158.74) to €49,990 ($54,837.53). The price hike follows a few other price increases in early March.

Surrey team developing direct-air-capture CO2 to methanol process

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Researchers at the University of Surrey (UK) are developing a process to capture carbon dioxide directly from the air and then use dynamic catalysis to create methanol—a valuable chemical that, made this way, could be carbon-negative. Its value could offset the cost of direct air capture.

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Move:On project evaluates GPS cycling data for municipalities

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Cycling is climate-friendly and cost-effective and therefore plays a role in shaping a turnaround in transport policy. However, in many places the necessary infrastructure is not yet suitable for getting cyclists from A to B safely and comfortably.

TS Bravo is the latest low-cost electric motorcycle with the specs and price to upend the industry


When Alrendo first rolled onto the scene with its 135 km/h (84 mph) TS Bravo electric motorcycles , the commuter bikes looked ready to inflict some serious damage on the conventional gas-bike market.

Zeem launches first commercial electric vehicle Transportation-As-A-Service depot

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Fleet electrification provider Zeem Solutions has opened its first commercial EV transportation-as-a-service depot in Inglewood, California, near Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

To support EV battery production, Biden turns to Defense Production Act

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As part of a series of actions being taken to address gas prices and energy affordability, the Biden administration last week turned to a wartime tool to help ramp up the availability of critical materials needed for electric vehicles, sooner.

Barcelona transit operator orders 87 more Solaris hybrid buses

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Solaris has been awarded an order for 87 hybrid buses that will be used in the metropolitan area of Barcelona (Spain). The hybrid fleet will be managed by AMB (Area Metropolitana de Barcelona), the institution that administers urban transport in the city and its neighboring municipalities.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk buys near 10% stake in Twitter


A new SEC filing revealed that Elon Musk, better known as CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, invested almost $3 billion in Twitter and now owns almost 10% of the social media platform. more…. The post Tesla CEO Elon Musk buys near 10% stake in Twitter appeared first on Electrek.

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IVECO signs MoU with Enel X to develop e-mobility for commercial vehicles in Europe

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IVECO signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Enel X, the Enel Group company dedicated to developing and selling innovative energy services and solutions for the electrification of consumptions and mobility. Under the terms of the non-binding MoU, IVECO and Enel X plan to explore a possible collaboration that will unlock the potential of e-mobility for commercial vehicles in Europe, with a focus on light commercial vehicles, heavy-duty vehicles and buses.

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Where’s My Low Cost Electric Vehicle?

Energy Institute at HAAS

Even with today’s rising electric vehicle prices and shortages, long-term policy goals should remain the focus. It is a good time to be an electric vehicle owner. Across the country, … Continue Reading Where’s My Low Cost Electric Vehicle? Uncategorized gasoline greenhouse gas transportation

Tesla delivery record, Polestar EVs at Hertz, EV supply chain, Nio smartphone: Today’s Car News

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The Biden administration makes another move to secure the EV supply chain. Polestar EVs will soon be offered at Hertz. Tesla sets a new delivery record. And why would Nio be considering its own smartphone? This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

Feebates:  A smart, fair way to fund EV rebates

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Without question, the electric vehicle (EV) revolution is underway. At some point later this decade, we will see cost-parity, meaning that the upfront cost of an EV will be comparable to its fossil fuel-burning counterpart.

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DeLorean Motor Company teases reveal date and sleek image of its gull-winged EV


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.

Biden official shares insights after meeting with Tesla’s Elon Musk in Giga Texas


Last month, United States Labor Secretary Marty Walsh paid a visit to Gigafactory Texas to speak with Tesla CEO Elon Musk. The official’s visit to Giga Texas was quite surprising considering the Biden administration’s reported reservations about the CEO.

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Take a look at UPS’s cute little electric delivery vans powered by an electric bike motor


UPS is testing out a new tiny electric delivery van, though calling it a “van” is a bit of a stretch. Technically considered a quadricycle, it’s basically a highly efficient van-shaped four-wheeled electric bike that can make urban deliveries in crowded areas. more….

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DeLorean teases its first electric vehicle, set for official unveiling on August 18


DeLorean Motor Company has released teaser images of its first electric vehicle. The automaker announced it will unveil its new concept electric vehicle on Thursday, August 18 at the prestigious Awards Ramp at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

Built to compete with the best of them

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Hawaii chapter member reviews his new Kia EV6 By Lorn Douglas, Member of Big Island Electric Vehicle Association. The author in his new EV6. I am not a newbie; this is my fifth electric vehicle (EV), including a Nissan LEAF, Tesla Model S, Kia Soul, and Kia Niro.

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Tesla’s Elon Musk asks Twitter users if they want an edit button


Shortly after news broke that Elon Musk now owns a substantial stake in Twitter, the Tesla CEO is already asking users if they want an edit button. As of this writing, 76.3% of users are in favor of an edit button, and 23.7% voted “no.”

Himiway updates its popular 28+ mph Escape Pro moped-style electric bike with higher performance


Himiway, a popular electric bicycle supplier, has updated its Himiway Escape electric moped into the new Escape Pro , touting new improvements in design and performance. more….

Elon Musk could have active stake in Twitter ‘over the coming weeks or month:’ Wedbush


Following news that Elon Musk took a 9.2 percent stake in Twitter ( NYSE: TWTR ) this morning, analysts are beginning to dissect the moves of the Tesla CEO and whether his now-passive stake in the social media platform will become active.

Wind, solar, EVs, can prevent catastrophic climate change, says new IPCC report


In the landmark Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report released today , there’s good news and bad news. We’re spotlighting the good news: EVs and clean energy can help us limit climate change. more….

Ford announces major strides in electrified sales in March


Today, Ford Motor Company announced its sales figures for March 2022. Its electrified sector recorded the only Year-over-Year growth compared to SUV, Truck, and Total Vehicle sales in the United States. Total vehicle sales for the month in the U.S. came to 159,328, a 25.6

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Greenworks and Sun Joe electric mowers let you ditch gas from $147, more in New Green Deals


Are you tired of using gas and oil for lawn care? Well, make 2022 the year you leave fossil fuels behind for yard maintenance. Woot has you covered with a month-long sale on both Greenworks and Sun Joe electric mowers from $147 , with many of them being battery-powered and even self-propelled.

Tesla bucked the industry with its Q1 results — now TSLA is seeing momentum


Tesla ( NASDAQ:TSLA ) essentially bucked the auto industry in the first quarter of 2022. Despite shutdowns in its Shanghai plant, rising nickel prices, and the ongoing supply chain crisis, Tesla successfully delivered 310,048 cars worldwide.

Tesla Semi shows up at its future home of Gigafactory Texas with more Model Ys and possible new colors spotted


A new drone flyover of Tesla Gigafactory Texas shows a lot of activity, including a Tesla Semi, a lot more Model Y vehicles, and even some potential new colors. The new activity comes ahead of the Cyber Rodeo event. more….

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Tesla’s Elon Musk takes 9.2% stake on Twitter, becomes single largest shareholder


Twitter stock is soaring on Monday’s premarket after news broke that Tesla CEO Elon Musk had taken a substantial stake in the company. Musk’s stake was revealed by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in a 13G filing released on Monday.

Hurtigruten, which sails hybrid cruise ships, says it will launch fully electric ships by 2030


Hurtigruten Group , an Oslo-headquartered adventure travel company, has announced that it intends to launch zero-emission ships that will sail the Norwegian coast by 2030. more….

Tesla Semi pays a visit to Giga Texas ahead of Cyber Rodeo event


Tesla’s Class 8 all-electric truck was recently sighted at the Gigafactory Texas complex. The Tesla Semi spotted in the Texas-based site appears to be the company’s updated variant of the vehicle, which has been spotted across the United States since last year.

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Hertz announces it is ordering up to 65,000 electric vehicles from Polestar


Fresh off its order of 100,000 Tesla vehicles, Hertz announces that it is growing its EV fleet with a new order of up to 65,000 electric vehicles from Polestar. more…. The post Hertz announces it is ordering up to 65,000 electric vehicles from Polestar appeared first on Electrek.

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Hertz expands EV offerings with new Polestar partnership for 65,000 vehicles


Update to final paragraph updating offerings at 12:17 pm EST. Hertz Corporation announced today it had reached and announced a new global partnership with Sweden’s Polestar to purchase up to 65,000 vehicles over five years.

Electric scooter company NIU releases Q1 2022 sales figures, shows jump in overseas sales


Leading smart electric scooter company NIU has released its Q1 2022 sales volume figures, which demonstrate a large increase in international sales volume yet only a modest bump in domestic sales. more….

Tesla patent explores novel integrated seat temperature control system


Tesla published a patent for new integrated temperature control systems for seats in its vehicles. The EV manufacturer states that the recent document, published on March 31, 2022, is a continuation of its “Vehicle Seat with Integrated Temperature-Control System” patent filed on February 21, 2019.

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