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GM expanding into new commercial applications for its HYDROTEC fuel cell systems

Green Car Congress

GM announced new commercial applications of its HYDROTEC fuel cell technology. HYDROTEC projects, which are currently in development, from heavy-duty trucks to aerospace and locomotives, are being planned for use beyond vehicles for power generation.

Here are all the EVs arriving in 2022

Green Car Reports

This is going to be another big year of electric vehicle arrivals. 2021 was the arrival year for EV flagships. The GMC Hummer EV, Lucid Air, Mercedes-Benz EQS, and Tesla Model S Plaid all reflect the leading edge of new technology in some way.

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Honda to supply 50 Honda e EVs, 35 Power Managers to V2X Suisse for large-scale V2G trial

Green Car Congress

Honda is partnering with the V2X Suisse consortium to demonstrate the role of electric vehicles (EVs) and bi-directional charging technology in the future of energy management. Honda will supply 50 Honda e electric vehicles ( earlier post ) to Switzerland’s car-sharing operator, Mobility.

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Electric Airstream travel trailer revealed: Game-changer for EV camping?

Green Car Reports

The classic Airstream trailer is going electric. Just under a year after it announced plans to pursue electric travel trailers, Airstream parent company Thor Industries unveiled a concept version Wednesday at the 2022 Florida RV SuperShow.

Porsche introduces Taycan Sport Turismo family; third body variant of Taycan EV

Green Car Congress

Porsche has introduced a third body variant of the Taycan electric sports car. The new Taycan Cross Turismo— which will offer five models from which to choose—combines the everyday usability of the Taycan Cross Turismo with the on-road dynamics of the Taycan sports sedan.

Electric Winnebago motorhome, Thor RV debut as industry sees getaway from gas and diesel

Green Car Reports

Two concept vehicles unveiled at this week's 2022 Florida RV SuperShow hint at a future for the industry that doesn't involve gasoline or diesel. The Winnebago e-RV concept is based on a Ford Transit van.

Beneficial Electrification League launches rural electric school bus initiative

Green Car Congress

The Beneficial Electrification League (BEL), a Minnesota-based not-for-profit organization dedicated to increasing understanding on the benefits of electrification through education, announced a new initiative to accelerate the deployment of electric school buses (ESBs) in electric cooperative service territories throughout the country.

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Moscow plans to buy 500 more electric buses in 2022

Green Car Congress

Moscow, Russia, currently runs 1000 electric public electric buses on 66 bus routes, giving it the distinction of operating the largest e-bus fleet in Europe and America. This year the Government of Moscow plans to buy 500 additional electric buses.

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Tesla applies for a new trademark to sell its own audio equipment, like headphones and more

Electrek

Tesla has applied to expand its trademark in order to be able to sell audio equipment under its own brand. Does this mean Tesla has new audio products coming? more… The post Tesla applies for a new trademark to sell its own audio equipment, like headphones and more appeared first on Electrek.

CATL subsidiary CAES to launch battery swap service in 10 cities

Green Car Congress

Contemporary Amperex Energy Service Technology Ltd. CAES), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. CATL), has launched its battery swap solution EVOGO featuring modular battery swapping.

Tesla, India talks stagnate as neither party is willing to budge on terms

Teslarati

Tesla and Indian government officials have essentially reached a standstill as neither party is willing to budge from terms they feel are necessary to bring the electric automaker’s vehicles to the South Asian country.

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FLO providing workplace charging solutions to GM across the US

Green Car Congress

Canada-based FLO announced the installation of the first wave of workplace electric vehicle (EV) charging stations as part of a multi-year agreement with General Motors (GM), whereby FLO provides AC Level 2 and direct current (DC) fast chargers for GM to be installed on their premises in the United States.

Tesla worker collapses and dies at Fremont factory on powertrain line

Teslarati

An employee at Tesla’s Fremont Factory in Northern California collapsed and died while working on a powertrain line on Wednesday morning. Tesla notified California’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) office of the death, according to spokesperson Peter Melton.

Hyzon Motors to collaborate with Transform Materials on renewable hydrogen production

Green Car Congress

Hyzon Motors, a leading supplier of heavy-duty hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric vehicles, announced a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Transform Materials, a provider of renewable hydrogen through its proprietary microwave reactor technology ( earlier post ).

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to launch spy satellites from California next month

Teslarati

The US National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) says that SpaceX’s first West Coast launch of 2022 is scheduled no earlier than (NET) 8:37 am PST (16:37 UTC), February 2nd.

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Ford and ADT to form vehicle security JV Canopy; AI-powered connected security cameras

Green Car Congress

Ford and ADT Inc. will invest in a new joint venture called Canopy that combines ADT’s professional security monitoring and Ford’s AI-driven video camera technology to help customers strengthen security of new and existing vehicles across automotive brands. The combination of our technologies and our deep security experience creates a new category of protection for work and personal vehicles.

Honda CEO says Toyota’s strategy to pursue hydrogen cars ‘doesn’t seem feasible’

Electrek

Honda CEO Toshihiro Mibe recently spoke to proposals of hydrogen combustion cars by rivals like Toyota, stating his company studied hydrogen’s potential ten years ago. Mibe went on to say that unlike Toyota, Honda doesn’t see hydrogen combustion as feasible for cars.

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IonQ and Hyundai Motor partner to use quantum computing to advance effectiveness of next-gen batteries

Green Car Congress

IonQ , a developer of trapped-ion quantum computing, and Hyundai Motor Company are partnering to develop new variational quantum eigensolver (VQE) algorithms to study lithium oxides and their chemical reactions involved in battery chemistry. A VQE is a hybrid quantum-classical algorithm that aims to find the combination of values that solve a given optimization problem (more specifically, finding the lowest eigenvalue associated with a given matrix).

Koenigsegg is now making Tesla aftermarket parts through collaboration with Unplugged Performance

Teslarati

The world of Tesla aftermarket performance parts just welcomed its newest and possibly most impressive lineup yet.

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FREYR to collaborate with Honeywell on battery manufacturing, deploying energy storage solutions

Green Car Congress

Honeywell and FREYR Battery signed an agreement pursuant to which FREYR will, subject to viability, leverage Honeywell’s leading technology offerings, including integrated automation, field instrumentation and security integration solutions in FREYR’s manufacturing process. As part of the collaboration, Honeywell will purchase 19 GWh of battery cells produced by FREYR from 2023 through 2030 for a multitude of energy storage systems applications.

Here’s why rooftop solar should be installed on big-box retail stores right now

Electrek

US big-box retail and grocery stores have enough rooftop solar potential to power more than 7.9 million homes – utilizing all that unused space for clean energy is a no-brainer.

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EPRI, CALSTART awarded $13M to develop high-power freight-charging corridor network in California; RHETTA

Green Car Congress

The California Energy Commission (CEC) awarded $13 million to the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and CALSTART to jump start California’s high-power charging infrastructure for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. The two organizations will lead a first-of-its-kind collaboration to launch the country’s first zero-emission, freight-charging corridor network.

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Tesla launches new financing option for Solar Roof with lower monthly payments

Electrek

Tesla has launched a new financing option for its Solar Roof with lower monthly payments as the company tries to make the product more affordable. more… The post Tesla launches new financing option for Solar Roof with lower monthly payments appeared first on Electrek.

Tesla unlikely to offer five or seven-seat Model X Plaid seating configurations again

Teslarati

Tesla is unlikely to offer the five or seven-seat configurations again for the Model X Plaid, sources said. In early January, Tesla officially removed the five and seven-seat configurations for the Model X Plaid. However, it was unknown whether this move was a permanent one.

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Tesla starts construction on giant new Santa Monica Supercharger, but where’s the 1950s diner?

Electrek

Tesla has started construction on a new, much-needed giant Supercharger station in Santa Monica. The station was also supposed to include the automaker’s 1950s restaurant, but now it’s not clear if the diner is still in the plans.

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‘Dismayed’ U.S. Lawmakers pen letter to Tesla’s Musk questioning Xinjiang Showroom

Teslarati

Two “dismayed” United States Lawmakers have penned a letter to Tesla CEO Elon Musk questioning the company’s recent opening of a showroom in the Xinjiang region of China.

GM’s fuel-cell EV chargers, electric Airstream and Winnebago, all the EVs arriving in 2022: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

We round up all the new EVs that will be arriving this calendar year. Electric versions of an Airstream trailer, Winnebago RV, and more show the shift of another industry is starting. And GM fuel cells won’t be used for passenger vehicles, but they might charge them.

Tesla Roadster and Cybertruck are most popular EVs by search despite delays

Electrek

A new survey of searches shows that the Tesla Roadster and Cybertruck are the most popular upcoming electric vehicles despite the delays. You have to go down to fourth place for a vehicle available on the market this year.

An open letter to the Massachusetts Clean Heat Commission

Green Energy Consumers

As the Boston Globe recently reported, the Baker administration has appointed a “Clean Heat Commission” (CHC) charged with making recommendations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from the building sector. To the appointees , we humbly ask that you consider this open letter.

VanMoof’s dual-motor 31 MPH electric bicycle has over 10,000 reservations, and it’s not even legal

Electrek

Late last year, VanMoof unveiled the VanMoof V as a high-performance electric bicycle that the Dutch brand referred to as a “hyperbike.” ” Now the company claims to have surpassed 10,000 reservations, despite the bike reaching a top speed that isn’t legal in most countries.

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What does WLTP mean? A Beginner’s Guide to EV Terminology

Drive Electric

Getting lost in a sea of acronyms; WLTP, BEV and kWh? Thought regenerative braking was only in Formula 1? Have a look at our alphabetised glossary below for explanations on every EV term you’ll come across. If we’ve missed one, tweet us and we’ll add it to the list. Electric Vehicle Glossary.

Canadian Pacific railroad expands hydrogen train program with fuel cell purchase

Electrek

Canadian Pacific railroad and Ballard Power Systems, a maker of hydrogen fuel cells, announced plans to significantly expand CP’s Hydrogen Locomotive Program, adding eight additional 200 kW fuel cell modules to their initial order.

Legged Robots Learn to Hike Harsh Terrain

Cars That Think

Robots, like humans, generally use two different sensory modalities when interacting with the world. There’s exteroceptive perception (or exteroception), which comes from external sensing systems like lidar, cameras, and eyeballs.

Tesla Insurance expands to Arizona and Ohio, now available in five states

Electrek

Tesla announced the expansion of its new insurance business to Arizona and Ohio – making it now available in five states. more… The post Tesla Insurance expands to Arizona and Ohio, now available in five states appeared first on Electrek.

Honda E Grows Widebody Kit, Looks Like A Petit Touring Car

InsideEVs

The Honda e already looked good, but with this kit, enthusiasts might fancy it too

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GM is actually making EVs: Pre-production Cadillac Lyriq rolls off assembly line, deliveries to follow

Electrek

Following a turbulent 2021 in terms of EVs, General Motors is moving full-speed ahead in trying to make good on its promise to deliver 20 new electric models by 2023.

Tesla Aims To Expand Direct Sales In New York

InsideEVs

The company is asking its loyal fanbase to help support the effort