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Canadian startup launches INDIEGOGO funding campaign for low-cost electric self-charging solar tricycle produced in Pakistan

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A Canadian startup has launched an INDIEGOGO funding campaign to support the development of the VEGAN electric self-charging solar tricycle. The VEGAN is a lightweight multipurpose hybrid electric-self-charging solar tricycle. The team has not yet produced a working demo for their concept.

Most of Tesla lineup gets a range boost: up to 353 miles for Model 3, 371 miles for Model X

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Most of the current Tesla lineup just got a range boost, with the Model 3, Model X, and Model Y now listed with longer estimated ranges on Tesla's website. The Model 3 now has a maximum estimated range of 353 miles in dual-motor all-wheel drive Long Range form, compared to 322 miles before.

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Belgian and Dutch inland ports plan to establish a single shore-based power system

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The Port of Rotterdam Authority, the Port of Amsterdam, North Sea Port Netherlands, Drechtsteden, the Port of Antwerp and De Vlaamse Waterweg intend to set up a single shore-based power system for inland shipping and the river cruise industry.

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BMW expands recall to most 2020-2021 plug-in hybrids over battery fire issue

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BMW has expanded its recall of vehicles over a potential battery issue to most of its U.S. plug-in hybrids for the 2020 and 2021 model years. The recall, issued for a smaller subset of vehicles last month, now has been expanded to 4,509 U.S. vehicles.

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Passenger car registrations in Europe rise in September for the first time this year

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In September 2020, the EU passenger car market registered the first increase of the year, according to figures from the European Association of Automobile Manufacturers (ACEA). Registrations grew by 3.1% last month to reach 933,987 new cars sold across the European Union.

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Nikola "base plan" might drop Badger electric pickup if GM deal falls through

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As its deal with General Motors remains in limbo, Nikola Motors executives this week talked up reverting to a "base plan," and dropping the Badger electric pickup truck GM was to help launch.

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Canada awards $1.2M to GreenNano to scale up wood-fiber composite for use in automotive; collaboration with Ford

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The Government of Canada is awarding $1.2 million to GreenNano Technologies Inc. GNT), a company based in Toronto, to scale up production of a new lightweight wood-fiber–based composite material to create automotive parts using an innovative process. Cam covers made at GNT.

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EPS selects Goodfuels for marine biofuel bunker trial

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Singaporean-based tonnage provider Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS), has appointed GoodFuels to supply biofuel bunkers for its 2010-built 47,377 deadweight tonne MR tanker M/T Pacific Beryl.

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Tesla range boost, Hyundai and BMW plug-in recalls, Nikola could cut Badger: Today’s Car News

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A wide range of plug-in models—from Hyundai and BMW—are being recalled for potential fire risk. Tesla boosts range for much of its lineup. Karma prices its fully electric car. And Nikola could revert to a “base plan” that means no Badger.

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Chart and TechnipFMC invest in and collaborate with McPhy to accelerate green hydrogen

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Chart Industries, a leading independent global manufacturer of liquefaction and cryogenic equipment servicing multiple applications in the energy and industrial gas markets, including hydrogen, made a €30-million Strategic Cornerstone Investment in McPhy, a leading manufacturer and supplier of carbon-free hydrogen production and distribution equipment. Chart will hold around 4.3% of the capital of McPhy post-offering.

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State-owned Indonesia Battery Holding to help build integrated EV industry in Indonesia; role of nickel

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In Indonesia, state miners MIND ID (Mining Industry Indonesia) and Aneka Tambang (ANTAM); state utility Perusahan Listrik Negara (PLN); and state oil company Pertamina have agreed to form a new venture: Indonesia Battery Holding. Indonesia Battery aims to be involved in the whole battery value chain, including producing battery minerals and chemicals, manufacturing their own cells, and battery recycling.