Thu.Oct 27, 2022

Pozna? orders 25 Solaris hydrogen buses

Green Car Congress

The city of Pozna?’s s public transport operator MPK Pozna? has purchased 25 hydrogen-fueled buses from Solaris Bus & Coach. The tender was for 15 vehicles, but the carrier exercised its option of extending the order by another 10 buses.

2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5, Ioniq 6 cut real-world fast-charging time

Green Car Reports

With the 2023 Ioniq 5 hatchback arriving this fall and the upcoming 2023 Ioniq 6 sedan arriving early next year, Hyundai is introducing a battery preconditioning feature that will help set drivers up for a more consistent experience at DC fast-charging stations.

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Volvo Group to produce battery modules in Ghent by 2025

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In 2025, Volvo Group’s truck plant in Ghent, Belgium will start to produce battery modules. To date, partners supply both cells and modules to the Group.

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Report: Light pole EV charging is the low-CO2 solution for cities

Green Car Reports

A company that installs EV chargers in streetlights claims this is not only a practical way to bring charging to urban areas, but also has a lower carbon footprint than conventional charging installations. That's the conclusion of a study commissioned by U.K.-based

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GM secures all energy needed to achieve renewable energy goal for 2025; 25 years ahead of target set in 2016

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General Motors has finalized energy sourcing agreements required to secure 100% of the energy needed to power all its US facilities by 2025. This is in line with the accelerated target announced in September 2021, which was 5 years ahead of the 2030 target announced in early 2021 and 25 years ahead of the initial target of 2050, set in 2016.

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EPA directs nearly $1B for electric school buses

Green Car Reports

The EPA on Wednesday announced $965 million in grants for electric school buses, the first of a five-year, $5 billion program for zero-emission school buses.

Ionblox raises $24M Series B to support the commercialization of high energy & high power battery cells; Lilium an investor

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Ionblox (previously known as Zenlabs Energy, earlier post ), a high-performance lithium-ion cell company, closed a $24-million Series B investment round with Lilium, developer of an all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) jet ( earlier post ); Applied Ventures, LLC; Catalus Capital, a multi-strategy private equity firm; and a global investment company.

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Westport and Scania preliminary testing shows H? HPDI delivers peak BTE of 51.5% at mid-load

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Westport Fuel Systems and Scania AB announced preliminary engine test results of Westport’s H? HPDI fuel system for heavy-duty vehicle applications ( earlier post ).

NIO to allow owners to swap battery packs for different capacity in China

CN EV Post

As NIO said, flexibility is the new premium, and its latest pilot means that owners can swap to a different capacity battery pack at any time. The post NIO to allow owners to swap battery packs for different capacity in China appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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Researchers store hydrogen fuel in salts

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Researchers in Germany have developed a method to store and release highly pure hydrogen by the interconversion of readily available (bi)carbonate and formate salts in the presence of naturally occurring ?-amino amino acids. An open-access paper on their work is published in ACS Central Science.

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Electric cars reach 18% of new car sales in California compared to 6% in the US

Electrek

California announced that electric car sales represent nearly 18% of new car sales in the state compared to 6% for the whole of the United States. more…. The post Electric cars reach 18% of new car sales in California compared to 6% in the US appeared first on Electrek.

American Airlines makes equity investment in Universal Hydrogen

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American Airlines made a strategic equity investment in Universal Hydrogen Co., a company building a green hydrogen distribution and logistics network for aviation. Earlier post.) This investment makes American the first US airline to make two direct investments focused on the development of both hydrogen-electric propulsion technology and the future of hydrogen distribution logistics.

SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket passes static fire test three years in the making

Teslarati

After knocking out some figurative cobwebs, SpaceX has test-fired a Falcon Heavy rocket for the first time since June 2019.

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CARB announces $130M 2nd round for Volkswagen Mitigation zero-emission transit, school, and shuttle bus funding

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced that the second installment of funding for the Volkswagen Mitigation Trust Zero?Emission Emission Transit, School, and Shuttle Bus program is available. Applications for transit and shuttle bus funding continue to be accepted and applications for school bus funding is reopening. This solicitation is open to eligible bus owners throughout California, and funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tesla Powerwall powered 44,000 homes in Puerto Rico during latest grid outage

Electrek

Tesla Powerwall was powering 44,000 homes in Puerto Rico during the latest island-wide grid outage due to a hurricane. The number of Powerwalls on the island is much higher than expected. more….

EPA awarding $965M to 389 school districts for clean school buses

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The US Environmental Protection Agency, through its Clean School Bus Program rebate competition, is awarding nearly $1 billion to 389 school districts spanning 50 states, Washington, DC, and several Tribes and US territories. The funding will help school districts purchase more than 2,400 clean school buses that will accelerate the transition to zero-emission vehicles and produce cleaner air in and around schools and communities.

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Hyundai’s EV & Battery manufacturing plant to open 8,100 jobs in Georgia

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Hyundai Motor Group’s Executive Chair Euisun Chung and Georgia’s Governor Brian P. Kemp recently broke ground on Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America (HMGMA) LLC’s new EV and battery plant at the Bryan County Mega site.

Copper Mark launches pilot implementation of Molybdenum, Nickel, and Zinc Marks

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The Copper Mark , an assurance framework set up to promote the responsible production of copper, is launching the pilot implementation of the Molybdenum, Nickel and Zinc Marks. Producers of these metals are able to use the Copper Mark assurance framework to achieve their respective “Mark”, thereby signaling their leadership in sustainability and responsible production practices.

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Jidu launches limited edition of its robocar: Priced at $55,253, limited to 2,000 units

CN EV Post

Jidu ROBO-01 Lunar Edition offers powerful performance at an attractive price point, laying the groundwork for gaining the first and most loyal owners. The post Jidu launches limited edition of its robocar: Priced at $55,253, limited to 2,000 units appeared first on CnEVPost.

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PG&E to offer US’ first vehicle-to-grid export rate for commercial electric vehicles

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Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has received approval to establish the nation’s first vehicle-to-grid (V2G) export compensation mechanism for commercial electric vehicle (EV) charging customers in its California service area. The V2G export rate promotes EV adoption by providing upfront incentives to help commercial customers offset fleet costs and delivers an innovative solution for these vehicles to export power back to support the grid during peak energy demand periods.

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The largest American solar panel maker is going to build a $270M thin film PV R&D center

Electrek

First Solar, the largest solar panel maker in the United States, today announced that it will invest around $270 million in a dedicated thin film PV R&D innovation center. The new facility, which will be in Perrysburg, Ohio, is expected to be the first of its scale in the United States. more….

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XPeng begins deliveries of G9 SUV

CN EV Post

XPeng today delivered the first G9 vehicles to consumers at one of its delivery centers in Guangzhou, where it is headquartered. The post XPeng begins deliveries of G9 SUV appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. XPeng

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How the world’s largest auto parts supplier is evolving its business for the EV era

Electrek

I was invited to tour Bosch’s Charleston, South Carolina, facility to see firsthand the evolution of the world’s largest auto parts supplier as the industry transitions to electric vehicles. more….

Mercedes-Benz expands Feb recall to include EQA, EQB besides EQC in China

CN EV Post

Mercedes-Benz issued a recall in February after dozens of Mercedes-Benz EQC owners protested the motor failures they experienced in January. The post Mercedes-Benz expands Feb recall to include EQA, EQB besides EQC in China appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

US Special Operations tests American-made electric motorbikes for military use

Electrek

Light electric vehicles have seen growing interest from militaries all over the world. Now the latest electric motorbike receiving its draft card comes from North Carolina-based electric moped builder Huck Cycles. more….

Power battery giant CALB plunges over 30% in HK before greenshoe option expires Friday

CN EV Post

This sent the company's market capitalization down to HK$41.1 billion, down HK$20.9 billion from about HK$62 billion at the opening of trading today. The post Power battery giant CALB plunges over 30% in HK before greenshoe option expires Friday appeared first on CnEVPost.

Tesla issues rare real ‘physical’ recall of over 24,000 Model 3 vehicles

Electrek

Tesla has issued a recall of just over 24,000 Model 3 vehicles over a seat belt problem. It’s a rare real “physical” recall for the automaker after many “recalls” that were just software updates. more….

Phone maker Meizu teases Flyme Auto in-car system

CN EV Post

Flyme Auto is expected to bring a better experience of connectivity with mobile devices to models under Geely's umbrella, and it could be a major reason for NIO to enter the phone-making space. The post Phone maker Meizu teases Flyme Auto in-car system appeared first on CnEVPost.

XPeng starts delivering world’s fastest charging EV SUV to customers

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EV-only brand XPeng starts deliveries of its G9 electric SUV, which it says is the fastest-charging passenger EV in the world. The post XPeng starts delivering world’s fastest charging EV SUV to customers appeared first on The Driven. EV News

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Neta partners with Nvidia to equip future models with DRIVE Orin chips

CN EV Post

Neta's flagship sedan, the Neta S, is powered by Huawei's MDC610 computing platform, and the Neta U-II, announced earlier this month, uses Horizon Robotics' Journey 3 chip. The post Neta partners with Nvidia to equip future models with DRIVE Orin chips appeared first on CnEVPost.

Uber reports success with Tesla rental program after 1 year

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Uber kicked off its Tesla rental program with Hertz roughly one year ago, and the company has published a report on its progress. Uber’s report , published by an analyst within the company, Rainer Lempert, details the Tesla rental program’s first year in operation.

EV brand founded by ex-VW exec Weiming Soh expected to debut first model on Oct 30

CN EV Post

BeyonCa has posted three Weibo posts in a week to warm up for the event. The post EV brand founded by ex-VW exec Weiming Soh expected to debut first model on Oct 30 appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. Industry BeyonCa

Toyota struggles with lack of demand for their newest EV in Japan

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Toyota has halved the leasing fee and applied a roughly 10% discount to the lease-exclusive Toyota BZ4X in Japan. Despite Japan’s long history in the automotive industry, the country has been hesitant to adopt electric vehicles , especially compared to other developed economies.

First ride: CSC RX1E $8k and 80 MPH electric motorcycle is a perfect starter bike

Electrek

When CSC first announced the RX1E , I was super excited about the prospect of an electric motorcycle that could hit highway speeds while priced at a fraction of most big name e-motos today.

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Honda thinks they have solved electric motorcycle charging

Teslarati

Honda has unveiled their new battery swap station, the Honda Power Pack Exchange e (HPPEe). Honda has big plans to electrify its motorcycle division in the coming years, and part of that plan is ensuring that customers can keep their bikes charged.

Panicking about the UN’s scary Emissions Gap Report is a waste of time – here’s what to do instead

Electrek

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) just released its Emissions Gap Report 2022 – and let’s just say, the news isn’t good.

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Elon Musk tells Twitter’s advertisers that ads need to be as relevant as possible to users’ needs

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Elon Musk shared a message to Twitter’s advertisers that focused on several things, including his love for humanity being the main reason. Another important reason is ad relevancy.