Sun.Sep 19, 2021

Irizar manufactures LNG long-distance coach with range of more than 1000km

Green Car Congress

Irizar has manufactured a liquid natural gas (LNG) i4 model coach with a range of more than 1000 kilometers (621 miles) for intercity or short distance routes.

Range life: The 8 EVs EPA-rated for 300 miles or more

Green Car Reports

This week, Tesla lost its lead position in electric vehicle range, held since the 2012 arrival of the Model S. The Model S delivered 265 EPA miles back then, passed the 300-mile barrier in 2016, and now achieves 405 miles in Long Range form.

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Toyota enters hydrogen engine Corolla in another race, with focus on transporting imported hydrogen

Green Car Congress

Toyota Motor Corporation is entering a vehicle equipped with a developmental hydrogen-powered engine ( earlier post ) at the five-hour-long Super Taikyu Series 2021 Powered by Hankook Round 5 Suzuka S-tai, which takes place this weekend.

Toyota reveals a hybrid pickup, high mpg clearly not the top priority

Green Car Reports

After more than 20 years of hybrid sales in the U.S., it’s hard to believe that Toyota hasn’t made a single hybrid pickup. The wait is at last over.

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Leclanché expands marine electrification solution to include fast charger for ports, harbors and vessels; Damen 1st adopter

Green Car Congress

Expanding its portfolio of solutions for the marine electrification industry, Leclanché is introducing a new “ports and harbor” infrastructure solution enabling hybrid and fully electric vessels to fast charge when returning to port.

SpaceX prepares Starship, Super Heavy for milestone Raptor static fire tests

Teslarati

SpaceX has scheduled a full week with as many as 30 hours of road and beach closures for Starship and Super Heavy testing and is working hard to prepare the first orbital-class ship and booster for several major challenges.

Germany’s BMVI awarding Fraunhofer €80M for fuel cell production efforts

Green Car Congress

Germany’s Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) is awarding €80 million to the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft’s National Action Plan for Fuel Cell Production. Financing is provided by the future fund of the “Concerted Action Mobility” and is intended to promote the transformation of the automotive industry—in particular the supplier industry. The alliance with the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is a new dimension for advancing fuel cell production.

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Evelo Compass: Quintessential Electric Trike

Electrek

Seattle born Evelo takes to the streets in the best electric upright delta trike that I have ever ridden. After reviewing about a dozen electric trikes, the compass stands out as the picture perfect example of an electric trike, without having a strange segment it’s trying to catch.

SpaceX starts filling Starship’s orbital launch pad tanks for the first time

Teslarati

For the first time, SpaceX appears to have begun delivering large quantities of cryogenic fluids to Starship’s orbital launch pad – still under construction but fast approaching some level of initial operational capability.

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Toyota reveals a hybrid pickup at last—but it’s probably not what you think

Green Car Reports

After more than 20 years of hybrid sales in the U.S., it’s hard to believe that Toyota hasn’t made a single hybrid pickup. The wait is at last over.

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8 Reasons Government Grants Should Include Funding for Level 1 Charging Infrastructure

EV Adoption

As we wait for Congress to fully return from their recess and vote on various legislation, I continue to be extremely concerned about how as much as $10 billion in federal government grants will be be spent on EV charging infrastructure.

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Worrying Trend Towards Heavily Polluting SUVs Undermines Carmakers’ Sustainability Claims

EV Obssesion

Originally published by Transport & Environment By Sam Hargreaves, Communications Officer Carmakers are lining up this week to show off their latest electric models at Munich’s international motor show, but, behind all the talk of sustainability, engine-driven SUVs are the fastest growing car segment.

Watch Tesla Model Y Go From 0 To Top Speed On Autobahn

InsideEVs

Let's see how it is behind the wheel of the Tesla Model Y on the German highway

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Don’t Take Existing Energy Transition Funding for Granted

EV Obssesion

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All-Electric Cars Listed By EPA Range From Lowest To Highest

InsideEVs

From the Mazda MX-30 to the Lucid Air - all the currently available all-electric models (and multiple upcoming ones

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What is Smart Energy Management

Driivz

EV vehicle sales are surging. More than 10 million electric cars were on the world’s roads in 2020 and while overall new car registrations fell during the pandemic, global EV car sales share rose 70% to a record 4.6%. At the same time, EVs bring a growing appetite for electricity.

BYD Phases Out Its Conventional Cars

InsideEVs

The company is expected to focus on plug-ins only soon

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Mer Chooses Driivz to Power Transnational EV Charging Infrastructure

Driivz

Mer Chooses Driivz to Power Transnational EV Charging Infrastructure. TEL AVIV, Israel, Sept.

Tesla Model S Plaid Drag Race Vs Suzuki Hayabusa, Kawasaki ZX-14R

InsideEVs

Does the quickest Tesla have what it takes to beat a motorcycle drag racer and tuner with some of his quickest bikes

What is Smart Energy Management

Driivz

EV vehicle sales are surging. More than 10 million electric cars were on the world’s roads in 2020 and while overall new car registrations fell during the pandemic, global EV car sales share rose 70% to a record 4.6%. At the same time, EVs bring a growing appetite for electricity.

Watch Rivian R1T Electric Truck Tackle The Trans-America Trail

InsideEVs

Watch the Rivian R1T go where no EV has gone before

Biden Brings World Leaders Together At Climate Summit

CleanTechnica

The world's industrialized nations -- the biggest polluters -- are very far from achieving the necessary reductions to meet Paris Agreement goals.

Climate TRACE Lifts the Veil on Oil & Gas Emissions

CleanTechnica

Courtesy of RMI. By Deborah Gordon & Frances Reuland When it comes to climate, oil and gas are the 800-pound gorilla in the room.

Dealers Are Preventing Ford From Competing With Tesla

CleanTechnica

I read an article by Jalopnik which echoes what I’ve been saying for some time now. If Ford, or any legacy automaker for that matter, really wants to compete with Tesla, the dealers need to get out of the way. I’ve written about this extensively.

Yutong Electric Buses Quietly Creeping into Australia

CleanTechnica

More and more electric buses are coming into service in Brisbane, Queensland. In a recent video, Rado Trenciansky inspects a Yutong electric bus and interviews the Queensland and Northern New South Wales manager. Of interest, he explains why it is taking so long to get the buses into service.

Consumer Reports Isn’t A Fan Of The Tesla Yoke Steering Wheel

CleanTechnica

Consumer Reports isn’t a fan of Tesla’s yoke steering wheel. Ten CR test drivers shared their distaste for the yoke in CR‘s latest blog post. One of the testers didn’t like the fact that “Tesla chose to turn the humble-but-effective steering wheel into a ‘meme.'”

Cybertruck CyberLandr Camper Prototype Video Released (+ Interview)

CleanTechnica

When the Tesla Cybertruck was launched, there must have been many people who liked it and noticed there might be some way to add a camper extension to fit the bed.

Hydrogen Demand: And Now The Contentious Disappointments

CleanTechnica

In the first part of this series, I projected and explained the plummeting hydrogen demand from petroleum refining and fertilizer, the biggest sources of demand today, through 2100.

Teslas Are Great For Road Tripping — Ignore The Anti-Tesla Myths

CleanTechnica

HotCars recently published an article titled “10 Biggest Problems with Owning a Tesla,” and the article is, frankly, filled with misinformation — almost from top to bottom.

Cadillac Lyriq Debut Edition Sells Out In Just Over 10 Minutes

CleanTechnica

Cadillac started accepting reservations for the Lyriq on Saturday. They were all spoken for in minutes. Cars Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Cadillac Lyriq Electric SUV GM LG Energy Solution Lyriq Debut Edition Lyriq reservations Ultium Ultium platform

A Radical Way To Reduce Fossil Fuel Use From New Cars Sold In The US By 95% By 2026

CleanTechnica

The first thing I want to say is that although this is an interesting thought experiment, I’m not saying this will happen or even that it should happen.

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The Roots & Myths of the Tesla–Union Controversy

CleanTechnica

Controversy regarding Tesla and unionization started in 2018 when the UAW (the United Auto Workers union) claimed that Tesla fired a worker for trying to set up a union.

Why Wait To Buy A Tesla When You Could Win One?

CleanTechnica

It’s no question that the future of driving is electric. Be a part of it by entering our 6th Annual Climate XChange Tesla Raffle! This year’s raffle is our largest yet, with a grand prize totaling $227,000+ including all taxes paid for, of course.

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