Thu.Apr 21, 2022

10 Solaris hydrogen buses to go to Upper Bavaria

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Two private bus companies from Bavaria—Busreisen Ettenhuber GmbH and Martin Geldhauser GmbH & Co KG.—have —have ordered a total of 10 Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen buses.

Lexus reveals its first electric vehicle for the US—steering yoke not yet included

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Lexus on Wednesday unveiled the 2023 RZ, the luxury brand's first dedicated EV, and the first Lexus electric model to be sold in the United States.

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BMW unveils new 7 Series; battery-electric i7

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BMW unveiled the seventh generation of its 7 Series, including the first all-electric i7 XDrive60. Earlier post.) Three models are available at launch, including the i7 EV.

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Lincoln EV concept, Lexus RZ details, VW MEB upgrades: Today’s Car News

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Volkswagen is working on some upgrades for its mass-market MEB electric-vehicle platform. Lexus provides more production details for its RZ electric crossover. And Lincoln shows us some of its EV future in a concept vehicle. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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Baker Institute report: China has positioned itself as a gatekeeper to the energy transition; nickel case study

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The global push to convert the world to electric vehicles will cause supply chain complexities that could undermine the alternative energy transition in the United States, according to a new report from Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. The detailed report— Need Nickel?

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VW plans faster charging, longer range, higher power for its MEB platform for mass-market EVs

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Volkswagen plans to provide faster charging, longer range, and more power for EVs based on its ubiquitous MEB platform, the head of sales and marketing for VW's ID family of EVs said during the recent UBS Paris Electric Car Day conference.

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DOE and partners announce V2X collaboration

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) and partners announced the Vehicle to Everything (V2X) Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which will bring together resources from DOE, DOE national labs, state and local governments, utilities, and private entities to evaluate technical and economic feasibility as we integrate bidirectional charging into energy infrastructure. The MOU will also advance cybersecurity as a core component of V2X charging infrastructure.

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Start-Up MOBI LATAM partners with EnergyX to develop Bolivian domestic lithium battery supply chain

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Bolivian micro-mobility and clean energy startup MOBI has partnered with American direct lithium extraction company Energy Exploration Technologies Inc. EnergyX) ( earlier post ). Both companies will work towards creating a Bolivian domestic lithium battery supply chain to develop the region’s electric mobility market.

Tesla Cybertruck and Semi are candidates for 800-volt architecture


Tesla may consider adopting an 800-volt architecture for the Cybertruck and the Tesla Semi. The comment was related during the company’s recently-held first quarter 2022 earnings call.

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Lexus unveils RZ 450e, the brand’s first global BEV

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Lexus unveiled details of the all-new 2023 RZ 450e, the brand’s first global Battery EV (BEV). The 2023 Lexus RZ 450e is expected to go on sale towards the end of 2022.

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Tesla Giga Berlin’s vehicle production ramp will be faster than Giga Shanghai


Elon Musk has noted that Tesla’s innovations would truly lie in its vehicle factories, which are essentially giant machines that make other machines.

Texas 114 announces most advanced SUV Robotaxi fleet; 30 SAIC MARVEL R SUVs with L4 Driver 2.0

Green Car Congress , an international autonomous driving technology company, announced a leading-edge Robotaxi fleet comprising 30 SAIC Motor MARVEL R SUVs equipped with DeepRoute’s proprietary L4 Driver 2.0 solution.

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SpaceX static fires Crew-4’s Falcon 9 rocket as Axiom-1 return delay grows


SpaceX has successfully static fired a Falcon 9 rocket scheduled to launch another batch of NASA and ESA astronauts after the crew “completed a full rehearsal of launch day activities.”

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Sandia, Los Alamos: cycloalkanes strong candidates for reducing aviation emissions

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Scientists at Sandia National Laboratories and Los Alamos National Laboratory have recently published research data demonstrating how cycloalkanes, when used in jet fuel, may reduce condensation trail formation and soot emissions as compared to current fuels. The team detailed its findings in an open-access paper published in Frontiers in Energy Research. Minimizing aromatics in aviation fuel is desirable because of the high propensity of aromatics to produce soot during combustion.

Tesla (TSLA) rises as Q1 earnings leave Wall Street analysts “speechless”


Tesla’s ( NASDAQ:TSLA ) first quarter 2022 earnings results blew expectations out of the water. The company posted total revenues of $18.76 billion with a gross profit of $5.46 billion and non-GAAP earnings per share of $3.22. Operating margins were an impressive 19.2% as well. .

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Refuel Energy to build 3000 bpd RD, SAF plant in Southern Ontario using Topsoe technologies

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Refuel Energy Inc. is planning to build a 3,000 barrels per day (bpd) renewable fuel plant (Refuel YYZ) in Southern Ontario. Refuel YYZ will produce renewable diesel (RD), sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), and renewable hydrogen for the domestic market.

SpaceX Starlink service coming to JSX private flights


SpaceX’s Starlink service is coming to JSX private flights. JSX recently announced its plans to offer free internet connection to customers using Starlink. JSX is proud to be the first air carrier to adopt [SpaceX] Starlink internet inflight, free for every customer onboard.

Estonian startup UP Catalyst secures €2.09M; sustainable carbon nanomaterials and graphite from CO2

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Estonian startup UP Catalyst, a company developing a method to produce sustainable carbon nanomaterials and graphite from CO 2 , has closed a successful pre-seed round of €500,000, in addition to €1.59 million in grant funding secured earlier this year.

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SpaceX launches and lands another Falcon 9 booster 12 times


SpaceX has successfully launched and landed the same Falcon 9 booster a dozen times for the second time in a matter of weeks. Falcon 9 booster B1051 became the first to cross the 12-flight mark on March 18th, launching a batch of Starlink satellites more than three years after its debut.

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Tesla is testing in-car Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity with several major internet providers


Tesla has started testing in-car wifi hotspot connectivity with several major internet providers in order to provide an alternative internet connection for its fleet. more…. The post Tesla is testing in-car Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity with several major internet providers appeared first on Electrek.

Tesla Solar deployments suffered in Q1 due to bottlenecks ‘beyond our control’


Tesla’s Solar deployments figures were hit hard by chip shortages and import delays “beyond our control” in 2022’s first quarter. Despite the drop in installations, CEO Elon Musk still expects positive and encouraging developments in Tesla Energy in 2022.

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GAC Aion joins the battery swap game in China, opens first station in Guangzhou


Chinese NEV automaker GAC Aion is expanding its repertoire of EV technologies to include battery swap stations. The company announced its first station has opened in Guangzhou and can replace an EV battery in under 2.5 minutes.

Tesla’s Elon Musk received commitments for $46.5 billion for Twitter acquisition attempt


Tesla CEO Elon Musk has hinted that he has a “Plan B” just in case his initial acquisition attempt for Twitter does not succeed. A new securities filing published on Thursday appears to hint at what this “Plan B” could be. .

The world’s longest subsea cable will send clean energy from Morocco to the UK [update]


gigawatt (GW) solar and wind farm will be built in Morocco’s Guelmim-Oued Noun region, and it will supply the UK with clean energy via subsea cables. The twin 1.8 GW high voltage direct current (HVDC) subsea cables will be the world’s longest. more….

Elon Musk unlocks $23B worth of Tesla stock options after stellar Q1 results


Tesla’s first-quarter earnings were extremely impressive, so much so that CEO Elon Musk ended up unlocking another three tranches from his high-risk, high-reward performance award from 2018.

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XPeng Motors announces starting EU pricing for P5 reservations


Following the opening of reservations in four European markets last month, XPeng Motors has shared what pricing EU customers can expect to see after they put a deposit down on a new P5.

Tesla shareholders fail to silence Elon Musk in 2018 ‘funding secured’ suit


Tesla shareholders suing CEO Elon Musk for losses they possibly incurred from the frontman’s 2018 “Funding secured” Tweet have lost a request to silence Musk from publicly discussing the case.

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Elon Musk boldly says ‘join Tesla’s $12K FSD’ to find out how it is doing when asked to share data about progress


During Tesla’s Q1 2022 earnings call, Elon Musk was asked to share data that show progress with Tesla’s Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta program.

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Elon Musk forms several ‘X Holdings’ companies to fund potential Twitter buyout


Elon Musk reportedly formed three holding companies in Delaware , all with variations of the name “X Holdings,” according to a new report from Bloomberg. The establishment of one of the companies is being used to fund Musk’s Twitter purchase , should it occur.

Quick Charge Podcast: April 21, 2022


Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts , Spotify , TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. more…. The post Quick Charge Podcast: April 21, 2022 appeared first on Electrek.

Elon Musk re-clarifies story of Tesla’s early days and how it was founded


During his appearance at TED 2022 earlier this month, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk remarked that his condition — which he has revealed to be Asperger’s — has made him obsessed with the truth.

Elon Musk has ‘funding secured’ to buy Twitter, but will likely need to negotiate


Elon Musk confirmed through a new SEC filing that he secured $46 billion in financing to make a tender offer to Twitter, but he will likely need to negotiate with the social media’s board after they adopted a poison pill defense. This time, it is truly “funding secured.”. more….

Lucid Group will report first quarter earnings on May 5


Lucid Group ( NASDAQ: LCID ) announced today that it would report earnings for the first quarter of 2022 on May 5 at 2:30 PM PT or 5:30 PM ET.

The Biden administration is set to beat its 25 GW by 2025 onshore clean energy goal – and it needs to tell everyone


The Biden administration set a goal of permitting 25 gigawatts (GW) of solar, onshore wind, and geothermal energy on public lands by 2025. It’s well on its way to exceeding that goal. more….

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Tesla Will Build Model Y In Austin With Both 4680 And 2170 Cells


This is likely because the company cannot produce as many structural battery packs featuring 4680 cells as needed to meet demand

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New Tesla Model Y Floor Mats by Tesloid provide the best 3D protection you need


As one of the biggest, if not the biggest, name in electric vehicles, Tesla has been growing in sales and popularity since the original Roadster came out over a decade ago. Many consumers have dreamt of owning a Tesla of their own, like the Model Y for instance.

Tesla To Build Robotaxi From 2024 Without Steering Wheel, Pedals


Elon Musk says the robotaxi will offer customers the lowest cost per mile of any vehicle, including subsidized public transportation

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