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Ford’s next-gen Ranger pickup gets bigger, adds V6 turbodiesel

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Ford has revealed the next-generation Ranger mid-size pickup truck. Order books for next-generation Ranger will open in Europe in late 2022 for customer delivery in early 2023.

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Tesla critics want another round of discussions to cover their Giga Berlin complaints


Earlier this month, renewed discussions about the objections critics have concerning Tesla’s Gigafactory Berlin were completed. The discussions, which covered about 800 objections, were already a repeat of online meetings held back in October.

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Researchers use satellite data to show vehicles are an under-recognized source of urban ammonia pollution

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By disrupting normal societal activities such as driving, COVID-19 lockdowns afforded a unique opportunity to study their impacts on the environment. Researchers now report in ACS’ Environmental Science & Technology Letters that satellite data from before and during the spring 2020 lockdown in Los Angeles shows that vehicles, rather than agriculture, are the main source of urban airborne ammonia (NH 3 ), which forms small particles that contribute to air pollution and harm human health.

Mercedes-Benz teases upcoming hyper-efficient electric car with over 1,000 km (620 miles) of range


Mercedes-Benz teased its upcoming hyper-efficient electric car with over 1,000 km (620 miles) of range with a new picture. The automaker plans to use the vehicle to test new technology to improve efficiency in its electric vehicles.

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Asahi Kasei to produce S-SBR for eco-friendly tires using butadiene derived from plastic waste and biomass

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Asahi Kasei, a diversified Japanese multinational company, concluded an agreement with Shell Eastern Petroleum (Pte) Ltd. regarding the supply of butadiene derived from plastic waste and biomass.

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SpaceX putting the finishing touches on Starship’s orbital launch pad


SpaceX appears to have begun tying up a number of loose ends at Starship’s first orbital launch site, potentially setting the stage for major rocket testing CEO Elon Musk has stated could begin next month.

Elcora acquires vanadium sites in quest to further position in battery technologies

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Elcora Advanced Materials has acquired STE ERMAZONE.A.R.L, which includes ten (10) Vanadium licenses/concessions sites in Morocco. This strategic acquisition supports Elcora’s plan to enhance both its mining and energy storage solutions by adding additional markets related to battery technologies. Elcora’s methodology in processing, along with mining and battery experience, creates an opportunity to leverage battery metals and minerals critical to energy storage applications.

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IONITY announces €700M investment to enable rapid EV charging network expansion and accelerated growth

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IONITY, Europe's leading high-power charging network, open to drivers of all electric vehicle brands, and present in 24 countries, announced a combined €700-million investment from its current shareholders and new partner the BlackRock Global Renewable Power platform. This investment will drive IONITY’s growth and network expansion plans across Europe, while improving the customer charging experience.

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Tesla begins Model Y Performance deliveries in China


After teasing the move earlier this week, Tesla has begun deliveries of the Performance Model Y in China. The move comes with price hikes to the other Tesla models as the American automaker has fallen victim to continued supply chain issues.

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Delhi allows CNG & EV banning ICE vehicles from Nov 27

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Delhi allows CNG & EV banning ICE vehicles from Nov 27. Delhi is again struggling with air pollution, to improve the air quality it has decided to only CNG and electric vehicles barring those engaged in essential services will be allowed to enter Delhi from November 27.

Mercedes-Benz launches EQB electric SUV for ~$50,000


Mercedes-Benz announced the start of sales for its new EQB compact electric SUV today and priced the new vehicle at around $50,000. more… The post Mercedes-Benz launches EQB electric SUV for ~$50,000 appeared first on Electrek.

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Ducati Becomes The Sole Producer for The FIM Enel MotoETM World Cup

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Ducati will be the exclusive official motorbike supplier for the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup, the electric class of the MotoGP World Championship from the 2023 season.

NIO is developing a co-branded network of charging solutions with… Shell?


NIO has officially made a deal with the devil Shell Group. The companies recently announced a strategic cooperation agreement that includes the rolling out of co-branded battery swap stations and EV fast chargers throughout China and Europe, beginning next year.

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Mercedes-Benz EQB Goes On Sale, Is More Expensive Than Most Rivals


Two AWD models are available at the start of sales in Germany; FWD and long-range versions will arrive later

Closer look at Helbiz’s absurd 60 MPH standing electric scooters built for new racing league


Perhaps it is simply part of man’s basic DNA, to take any form of mobility and supercharge it for extreme thrills. That’s one explanation for how we got here today, checking out Helbiz’s ridiculously fast 62 mph (100 km/h) standing electric scooters.

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The World’s Most Popular EVs Aren’t Cars, Trucks, or Motorcycles

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When the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act last week, a lesser-recognized provision earmarked some $4.1 billion in tax credits to further stimulate an already booming EV market that Elon Musk hasn't even dabbled in.

Review: Jackery 300 portable power station is the ideal affordable off-grid battery


I’ve enjoyed testing Jackery’s portable power stations for use in all sorts of off-grid power applications.

All-New 2023 Kia Niro Breaks Cover, Is A Lot Harder To Ignore Now


The second-generation Niro will arrive in 2022 looking like a mix between the 2019 HabaNiro concept and the new Sportage

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Prep for winter with a $129 Snow Joe electric snow blower (Save 48%), more in New Green Deals


Thanksgiving is finally here, which also means that winter weather is on the horizon. To help prep for all of those upcoming storms by ditching gas and oil from the routine, this Snow Joe electric snow blower is down to the best price of the year at $129.

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KOA Campgrounds To Begin Installing EV Charging Stations


EV-friendly camping is about to get a lot easier

eDrive Zones, Solar Electric Vehicle Development, Volta Trucks & Astheimer Design, Agro-Mining for Batteries

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Vision EQXX To Debut Jan. 3 As Mercedes' Most Efficient EV Ever


More than a show car, Vision EQXX is a laboratory for a production EV with a highway consumption of under 10 kWh per 100 km

Best Black Friday 2021 Green Deals: electric mowers, power stations, and more


Black Friday is now here at Electrek , and our team over at 9to5Toys has been working around the clock to bring you all of the best deals. Through Thanksgiving week, we’ll be delivering all of the most notable markdowns on electric tools alongside tech, home goods, fashion, and much more.

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Three Rivian R1T Electric Trucks Spotted Heading To Los Angeles


Supposedly those are production vehicles, ready for customer delivery

Gridtractor Launches Fleet Electrification For Farmers


Electrifying One Medium-Sized Tractor in California Reduces Carbon Emissions by as Much as Replacing 45 Cars with EVs.

Watch How Electric Car Drivers 'Steal' Charging Opportunities


Disconnect another EV and connect yours, right

Tesla News Europe: Workers Create Works Council, Fastned Chargers Added to Navigation


Tesla may need to work with a union at its German factory and has added Fastned to its navigation in Europe.

Tesla Starts Deliveries Of Model Y Performance In China


The company now sells two Model 3 and three Model Y versions in China

Rivian Encounters “Production Hell.” R1S Deliveries Pushed Back 3 Months — Or More


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Tesla Model S Plaid Gains $20,000 Carbon Ceramic Brake Kit Option


It includes carbon-silicon carbide rotors, one-piece forged calipers with high-performance pads and high-temperature brake fluid

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Solaris Urbino 15 LE Electric Bus Wins 2022 Sustainable Bus Award


The Solaris Urbino 15 LE electric bus has won the Sustainable Bus Award for 2022. The Sustainable Bus Award, which is an international competition for the most innovative and sustainable buses and coaches, was started to promote the idea of sustainable development in public transport.

Watch How Drunk Guys Destroy Ionity Charger


They tried really hard to connect. their conventional car

Former Batmobile Owner On Tesla Plaid Mode: “It’s A F*cking Rocket!”


Real estate investor Ben Mallah, who also has a collection of luxury cars, recently got to experience his first ride and drive of a Tesla Model S Plaid.

Drag Race: Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Perf. Vs Tesla Model Y Perf.


Both should do 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds, so which one will win

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Hyundai Launches Home Energy Ecosystem Line


Hyundai USA has taken a page out of Tesla’s book and is launching its own energy product lines. Hyundai Home is offering three products that it hopes will take on Tesla Energy.

Tesla Increases Prices Of Wall Connector By 10%


Meanwhile, the Tesla J1772 Gen 2 Wall Connector for non-Tesla EVs is gone

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Mining Nickel From Plants Is Possible & Could Cut CO2 Emissions


I had a friend share an interesting article from with me. The article asked this question: “Can plants that suck metal from the soil replace mining?” ” It’s an interesting thought.