Thu.Nov 25, 2021

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

Green Car Congress

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

Teslarati

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

Green Car Congress

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

Electrek

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

Green Car Congress

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

Teslarati

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

Green Car Congress

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

Green Car Congress

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

Electrek

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

Get Electric Vehicle

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.

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

Electrek

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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Delhi allows CNG & EV banning ICE vehicles from Nov 27

Electric Vehicles India

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.

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

Electrek

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

InsideEVs

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

Electrek

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

Cars That Think

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.

Kia unveils new Niro revamped from the ground up with sustainability in mind

Electrek

As anticipated, Kia Corporation has debuted its redesigned Niro, complete with new features focused around efficiency and sustainability. As either a hybrid, PHEV, or fully-electric model, the new Kia Niro represents the Korean automaker’s growing focus on lowering emissions.

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

InsideEVs

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

Electrek

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

InsideEVs

EV-friendly camping is about to get a lot easier

Alpha Motor Corporation SUPERSAGA electric performance sedan  

Electric Vehicles India

Alpha Motor Corporation SUPERSAGA electric performance sedan .

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

InsideEVs

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

News: 2022 Range Rover Lineup Previewed

Clean Fleet Report

All-New Luxury SUV Gets Electrified. If you are seeking a bona fide representation of automotive luxury, look no further than the all-new 2022 Range Rover.

Tesla Starts Deliveries Of Model Y Performance In China

InsideEVs

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

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

EV Obssesion

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

InsideEVs

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

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Drive Electric Submission on the EECA Consultation Document, ‘Developing a Short Term Roadmap’ for the Public Electric Vehicle Charging Network.

Drive Electric

Drive Electric Submission: EECA Consultation paper on developing a short term roadmap for the public electric vehicle charging network . 23 November 2021 . Introduction.

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

InsideEVs

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

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

Electrek

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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Bjørn Nyland Tests How Cold LFP Battery Affects Tesla Model 3

InsideEVs

It's not a good idea to let the battery get cold

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Mining Nickel From Plants Is Possible & Could Cut CO2 Emissions

CleanTechnica

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

FLO Installs the Northernmost Fast Chargers in North America

CleanTechnica

FLO installs the northernmost DC fast chargers on the continent — doesn't mention the North Pole once! Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Vehicles EV Charging EV Charging Stations alaska DC fast chargers EV fast-charging FLO

List of Most Efficient Cars in 2022 Dominated by Electric Vehicles

CleanTechnica

Originally published by Oak Ridge National Laboratory. As the holiday road trip season approaches and more workers are headed back to offices and daily commutes, Oak Ridge National Laboratory has released the federal government’s new 2022 Fuel Economy Guide.

Couple Uses Tesla Summon To Safely Scare Off Javelinas

CleanTechnica

A couple from Scottsdale, Arizona, found themselves in a unique predicament in which they ended up being saved by the Summon feature of their Tesla Model 3. The couple, Kimberly and Jeff Weeldreyer, were showing their new home to a friend, Carolyn.

Tesla Vegan Leather Seats — How Not To Destroy The Rainforest

CleanTechnica

Leather remains a lucrative commodity and a big problem for many automotive brands, which are being linked to the environmental degradation of the Amazon rainforest.

Coltura Poll: US Voters Support Full Transition To EVs by 2030

CleanTechnica

In the first national poll by Coltura, an environmental group that is focused on phasing out the use of gasoline, US voters said that they support a full transition to EVs by 2030. The strong voter support reflects the concerns of the impacts of localized air pollution as well as the climate crisis.