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Rolls-Royce developing turbogenerator technology for hybrid-electric aviation applications

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Rolls-Royce is developing turbogenerator technology—including a new small engine—designed for hybrid-electric aviation applications.

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Polestar 5 confirmed with 884 hp, 800-volt architecture

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The Polestar 5 flagship EV will feature an 800-volt electrical architecture and powerful dual-motor all-wheel drive powertrain, Polestar confirmed Wednesday in a press release. Together, the two motors produce 884 hp and 663 lb-ft of torque.

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T&E: Europe burns 19 million bottles of sunflower and rapeseed oil every day in cars

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A new analysis by European environmental NGO Transport & Environment finds that Europe burns more than 17,000 tonnes of rapeseed and sunflower oil every day—the equivalent of 19 million 1-liter bottles. This has contributed to spiralling food price rises as well as empty supermarket shelves in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the organization says. T&E has called on governments to prioritize food over fuel and end the use of crop biofuels now.

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Toyota BZ4X and Subaru Solterra recalled for loose wheels

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The BZ4X, Toyota's first mass-produced global EV, is being recalled for an increased risk that the wheels could loosen and come off the vehicle. The recall applies to the jointly developed Subaru Solterra as well, according to a report from Reuters on Wednesday.

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Nissan and Wallbox to offer seamless home charging solution for Nissan EV owners

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Nissan and Wallbox, a leading provider of electric vehicle charging solutions, are working together to deliver Nissan electric vehicle owners a seamless one-stop shop solution for their home charging needs.

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Volkswagen teases US-bound ID.Aero electric sedan, due in concept form June 27

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Volkswagen plans to show an electric sedan concept June 27. Called the ID.Aero, it previews a future production model bound for the United States. The concept will share a design language and MEB platform with other ID-family models, VW said Wednesday in a press release. But at 16.4

President Biden calls on Congress, States for fuel tax holiday; increase in refinery capacity

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President Biden called on Congress to suspend the federal gas tax for the next 90 days, through the busy summer driving season—18 cents per gallon for gasoline and 24 cents per gallon for diesel.

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GAC Honda begins construction of new EV production plant; 120,000 units per year

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Honda Motor (China) Investment Co., Ltd., a wholly-owned Honda subsidiary in China, a{announced} that GAC Honda Automobile Co.,

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GM Cruise takes first fares for paid driverless taxi in San Francisco


GM’s autonomous driving division, Cruise, has begun its paid driverless taxi service in San Francisco and officially took its first fares last night. more…. The post GM Cruise takes first fares for paid driverless taxi in San Francisco appeared first on Electrek.

RWE and ArcelorMittal intend to build and operate offshore wind farms and hydrogen facilities for low-emissions steelmaking

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Energy company RWE and steel producer ArcelorMittal have signed a memorandum of understanding to work together to develop, build and operate offshore wind farms and hydrogen facilities that will supply the renewable energy and green hydrogen required to produce low-emissions steel in Germany.

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Union-made bonus for EV tax credit proposal is gone, Manchin confirms

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Democratic senator Joe Manchin on Tuesday said a proposed $4,500 EV tax-credit bonus for union-made vehicles is now gone from the Senate's version of the Build Back Better Act, according to Automotive News (subscription required).

Toshiba ESS and Echandia to explore developing marine fuel cell systems market

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Toshiba Energy Systems and Solutions Corporation (Toshiba ESS) is working with Echandia, a Swedish company engaged in the development, manufacture and sale of batteries and fuel cell systems for maritime applications, to a{explore} the possibility of jointly developing a market for ships that use pure hydrogen fuel cell systems in order to respond to the accelerating electrification of shipping in Europe.

CATL unveils Qilin Battery, says it can easily achieve 1,000 km vehicle range

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The Qilin Battery will have an energy density of 255 Wh/kg and will be in mass production in 2023, CATL said. The post CATL unveils Qilin Battery, says it can easily achieve 1,000 km vehicle range appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. CATL Qilin Battery

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BlackBerry software is now embedded in more than 215M vehicles

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BlackBerry Limited announced that Strategy Analytics, a leading independent research firm, has determined BlackBerry QNX software is now embedded in more than 215 million vehicles worldwide, an increase of 20 million from the year before. BlackBerry provides safety-certified embedded software for automotive OEMs and Tier 1s including BMW, Bosch, Continental, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, and Visteon.

Where do G7 countries like the US, Japan, and Germany stand in their shift to clean energy?


Here’s where the world’s seven largest economies stand in their clean energy transitions ahead of the 48th G7 Leaders’ Summit next week in Germany. more…. The post Where do G7 countries like the US, Japan, and Germany stand in their shift to clean energy? appeared first on Electrek.

Shell qualifies BASF Puristar and Sorbead for green hydrogen purification

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BASF has worked with Shell to evaluate and de-risk BASF’s Puristar R0-20 and Sorbead Adsorption Technology for the use in green hydrogen production. The two technologies purify and dehydrate the product hydrogen stream from the water electrolysis process which can then be used for liquification and transportation, as an energy source or chemical feedstock. The Puristar and Sorbead technologies are now in Shell’s portfolio for potential use in Shell’s global green hydrogen projects.

Tesla Giga Texas releases Model Y LR VINs, 279-mile AWD gets $2k price increase


Tesla Model Y Long Range reservation holders are receiving VINs for their vehicles this week, with delivery dates expected next week. Tesla told one reservation holder to expect their Model Y delivery between June 28 to July 1.

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Ford choses Valencia, Spain plant for next-gen EV architecture

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Ford in Europe has chosen its plant in Valencia, Spain, as the preferred site to assemble vehicles based on a next-generation electric vehicle architecture. Pending product approval, the Valencia plant could produce the electric and connected vehicles beginning later this decade. Ford is also moving forward with a $2-billion conversion of its Cologne, Germany, operations to begin producing electric passenger vehicles starting in 2023.

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One-in-three vehicles sold will be electric globally by 2028: AlixPartners


Financial advisory and global consulting firm AlixPartners released new projections for the future of the electric vehicle market, predicting sales could reach 33 percent by 2028 and 54 percent by 2035 as demand ramps up in major markets.

VTT and Neste to build integrated Power-to-Liquids demo facility; CO2 capture, green hydrogen and e-fuels production

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Power-to-Liquids technologies are on their way to commercialization in scale. E-fuels offer a way to expand the carbon-neutral transport fuel pool beyond biomass-based renewable fuels to replace fossil fuels in existing internal combustion engines. The end product is a transportation fuel suited for aircraft, ships as well as heavy and light road vehicles.

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Einride gets NHTSA approval to operate its autonomous electric trucks on US roads


Autonomous EV freight company Einride has received approval from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to operate its Autonomous Electric Transport (AET) trucks on public roads in the US.

Tesla mass layoff lawsuit: DOL explains WARN Act requirements


Former Tesla employees from Giga Nevada filed a lawsuit, alleging that the company’s recent mass layoffs violated the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN Act). The Department of Labor (DOL) clarified some details about the WARN Act that might shed some light on the lawsuit.

Toyota recalls all its bZ4X electric cars over wheels potentially falling off


Toyota issued a recall on 2,700 bZ4X electric cars, roughly all the ones produced to date (though most undelivered), over the potential of wheels falling off. more…. The post Toyota recalls all its bZ4X electric cars over wheels potentially falling off appeared first on Electrek.

Biden Administration turns to Tesla for help on renewable fuel policy reform


The Biden Administration turned to Tesla for help on its renewable fuel policy reform. The updated policy is expected to include benefits for electric vehicles from the United States’ renewable fuel subsidies. Reuters reviewed the emails from the Biden Administration to Tesla.

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Tesla expands availability of new Texas-built Model Y and raises the price


Tesla has expanded the availability of its new Texas-built Model Y by adding units to new inventory, and it raised the price of the brand-new electric SUV. more…. The post Tesla expands availability of new Texas-built Model Y and raises the price appeared first on Electrek.

SpaceX’s record-breaking Falcon 9 booster returns to port


SpaceX’s latest record-breaking Falcon 9 booster has returned to port after completing its 13th launch and landing. Falcon 9 B1060 lifted off for the first time in June 2020 with the US military’s third next-generation GPS III satellite safely cocooned inside a payload fairing.

NIO becomes trending topic in China after vehicle falls out of building

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An NIO sedan ran off the fifth floor of the company's Shanghai headquarters building and tumbled sideways onto the ground, according to local media. The post NIO becomes trending topic in China after vehicle falls out of building appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

Tesla’s streamlining efforts are a secret weapon against rival automakers


Tesla’s rise over the years from an upstart electric sports car maker to the world’s most valuable automaker by market cap is remarkable.

GM adds Plug and Charge to EVgo Ultium Charge 360, vehicles including Bolt


This is big. General Motors (GM) has announced that it is adding Plug and Charge capabilities to its Ultium Charging 360 network of charge providers across North America and across its line of Bolt, Hummer and Cadillac Lyriq EVs.

CATL launches Qilin EV battery cell for faster charging


On Thursday, Chinese battery manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL), announced that mass production of its most current product, Qilin, is efficient and enables electric cars to travel longer. CATL expects to begin production next year.

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Mercedes-Benz’s ultra-efficient VISION EQXX electric car traveled 750 miles (1,200 km) on a single charge


Mercedes-Benz’s ultra-efficient VISION EQXX electric car completed a 750-mile (1,200 km) trip on a single charge between Germany and the UK. more…. The post Mercedes-Benz’s ultra-efficient VISION EQXX electric car traveled 750 miles (1,200 km) on a single charge appeared first on Electrek.

Lotus brings its new Hyper EVs to Goodwood Festival of Speed


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First images released of Candela’s P-12 flying electric ferry, beginning operations next year


Swedish marine technology company Candela is showing off the first images of its P-12 Shuttle flying electric ferry that is expected to begin production later this year. more….

Tesla invites all stockholders as of June 6 to vote at 2022 Annual Meeting


Tesla invited all stockholders, including those as of June 6, to attend the 2022 Annual Meeting. Tesla scheduled the annual stockholders meeting for August 4, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. Central Time. It will take place at Tesla Gigafactory Texas.

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BMW's new $2.24 billion plant in China comes online as automaker ups bet on EVs

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The opening of the Lydia plant is an important step in BMW's accelerated electrification transition, and it will offer five all-electric models to Chinese customers this year, BMW said. The post BMW's new $2.24

Tesla Enhanced Autopilot available in the United States and China


Tesla Enhanced Autopilot is available in the United States and China. In the United States, Enhanced Autopilot costs $6,000. Meanwhile, in China, Enhanced Autopilot costs RMB ¥32,000 ($4,779).

Listen up, electric bike companies. You need to give your e-bike batteries USB-C charging, stat!


If you’ve owned an electric bike, e-scooter, or other personal mobility device (and especially if you’ve owned more than one), you know they all have a charger that pretty much fits nothing else you own.