Mon.Jun 27, 2022

GM adding Plug and Charge

Green Car Congress

GM is expanding its existing collaboration with EVgo to add a new Plug and Charge service to the Ultium Charge 360 ecosystem. GM is the first OEM to introduce a Plug and Charge feature to the company’s existing and future EVs that is designed to work on multiple, public networks in North America.

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Aptera chooses EVE Energy 2170 cells for 1,000-mile solar-supplemented EV

Green Car Reports

California’s Aptera Motors today confirmed its battery supplier for its upcoming solar-supplemented, hyper-efficient three-wheeled cars: China’s EVE Energy.

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Australian-German business coalition releases roadmap for large-scale green hydrogen import to Germany

Green Car Congress

A group of leading German companies along with Australia’s Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) has released a green hydrogen roadmap, outlining a set of recommendations for government and industry, to meet the ambitious target of importing large amounts of green hydrogen from Australia to Germany.

Aptera batteries, drop-in EV conversion, electric school buses, EV efficiency: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

A drop-in conversion will turn classic Land Rovers into EVs. We look at what it's like to drive an electric school bus. Aptera reveals what will power its 1,000-mile EV—well, other than the sun. And U.S.

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Ricardo repowers double decker diesel bus with hydrogen fuel cells

Green Car Congress

Ricard, in partnership with Stagecoach North East, has repowered a diesel, double decker bus with a hydrogen fuel cell propulsion system.

Drop-in electric conversion kit for Land Rover Defender: Make your own electric SUV

Green Car Reports

The current-generation Land Rover Defender doesn't offer an all-electric powertrain, but it's now possible to convert older models to electric power. The conversion kit comes from Electrogenic, a United Kingdom-based company that specializes in electric conversions of classic cars.

Airbus and Munich Airport International expand partnership to develop Advanced Air Mobility solutions globally; CityAirbus eVTOL

Green Car Congress

Airbus and Munich Airport International signed a Memorandum of Understanding at ILA Berlin Air Show to start marketing turnkey solutions to cities and regions interested in developing advanced air mobility (AAM) ecosystems globally.

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Qantas and Airbus to invest US$200M to establish SAF industry in Australia

Green Car Congress

The Qantas Group and Airbus recently announced they will invest up to US$200 million to accelerate the establishment of a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) industry in Australia. Due to the lack of a local commercial-scale SAF industry, Australia is currently exporting millions of tonnes of feedstock such as canola and animal tallow every year to be made into SAF in other countries.

Royal Automobile Club of Queensland Pivots to EVs

EV Obssesion

The Royal Automobile Club of Queensland ran its annual Motorfest day on the 19th June. Sadly, it was the same date as the Noosa EV Expo and I was unable to attend. Many of my friends did and they have graciously allowed me to use their comments. RACQ Events Manager Tamara Van Der Walt said […].

Study finds sustainable aviation fuels show up to 70% reduction in particle mass emission compared to fossil fuel

Green Car Congress

A study by a team of researchers from the US, Germany and Canada has found that sustainable aviation jet fuels show up to a 70% reduction in particle mass emission compared to a fossil fuel. The study, which summarizes the results from a ground-based measurement activity conducted in January 2018 as part of the ECLIF2/ND-MAX campaign in Ramstein, Germany, is published in the journal Fuel.

Stock version of the Lucid Air Grand Touring wins fastest production car at Goodwood 2022

Electrek

During this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, Lucid Motors not only publicly debuted its Air Grand Touring Performance for the first time, but raced up the famed hill … quickly.

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Airbus and Linde to cooperate on hydrogen infrastructure for airports

Green Car Congress

Airbus and Linde, a leading global industrial gases and engineering company, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work on the development of hydrogen infrastructure at airports worldwide. The agreement follows a cooperation agreement signed in Singapore in February and covers collaboration on global supply chains for hydrogen, from production to airport storage, including the integration of refuelling into normal ground handling operations.

China’s EV market hits its stride with 1-in-3 sales being electrified

Teslarati

Chinese electric vehicle sales have hit 31 percent of the overall market, with 25 percent being pure EVs, a substantial growth year-over-year.

What Will Electrification Cost (the Distribution System)?

Energy Institute at HAAS

Coming soon to a feeder near you. The pace of decarbonization is starting to pick up. And “green bottlenecks” are cropping up. From lithium shortages to balsa wood shortages to … Continue Reading What Will Electrification Cost (the Distribution System)? Uncategorized featured

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EVs Are Becoming More Expensive, Not Less

The Truth About Cars

A few years ago, the industry narrative was that all-electric vehicles would reach financial parity with their combustion-driven counterparts in 2025. The assumption was that this would gradually occur by way of ramping up battery production and leveraging economies of scale.

EV efficiency, upstream emissions not included in US vehicle standards: Lost opportunity?

Green Car Reports

Electric cars don't produce "tailpipe" emissions, but their overall carbon emissions are not zero. It's time for federal efficiency standards to reflect that, argues the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).

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Tesla navigation directs drivers to less crowded Superchargers

Teslarati

Some of Tesla’s improvements to its vehicles are pretty subtle. While the company tends to be pretty detailed with its software update release notes, there are some small functionalities that end up typically hidden, at least until some Tesla owners observe them for themselves.

Ford issues safety compliance recall on F-150 Lightning, citing issue with tire pressure increasing risk of crash

Electrek

Ford Motor Company has just issued its first safety recall on its all-electric F-150 Lightning pickup. According to the American automaker, the issue is surrounding the EV’s tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) but only affects trucks delivered with certain size tires. more….

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Volkswagen unveils the ID. Aero, its first fully-electric sedan

Teslarati

Volkswagen has announced what they call its “ID. family flagship,” the ID.AERO, a large sedan set to eventually be sold worldwide.

GMC Hummer EV will get new ‘Extract Mode,’ delivering 16 inches of ground clearance

Electrek

Following initial deliveries of the GMC Edition 1 Hummer EV, current and future drivers will soon be able to experience “Extract Mode” – an upcoming adaptive air suspension feature that can lift the vehicle higher than several competitors in both the combustion and electric truck markets.

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EVgo and GM partner to offer an incredibly streamlined EV charging experience

Teslarati

On Monday, EVgo and General Motors (GM) announced that all GM EVs with DC fast-charging capability can now use Plug and Charge on the EVgo network. Utilizing Plug and Charge, EVgo GM users may begin a fast-charging session without having to launch a smartphone app or swipe a credit card or RFID.

Rivian’s first DC fast charging sites are launching this week

Electrek

Rivian is launching its first DC fast-charging sites this week in Colorado and California. The three sites are the first deployments in its US-wide DC fast charging network, which is known as the Rivian Adventure Network. . more….

Ford F-150 Lightning gets first recall for air tire pressure sensor failure

Teslarati

Ford has recalled roughly 2,900 units of the F-150 Lightning, its first-ever all-electric pickup truck, due to a possible malfunction with the low tire pressure warning system.

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Tesla pauses some Berlin-built Model Y deliveries over electric motor issue

Electrek

Tesla had to pause deliveries of some Model Y vehicles built at Gigafactory Berlin, and the buyers are being told that there’s a problem with the electric motor. more…. The post Tesla pauses some Berlin-built Model Y deliveries over electric motor issue appeared first on Electrek.

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The EU’s 2035 petrol ban receives pushback from five countries

Teslarati

Several European countries, including Italy, Portugal, Slovakia, Bulgaria, and Romania are pushing to delay the EU’s potential ban on combustion engine powertrains in 2035.

Volkswagen reveals ID. AERO concept — its first all-electric sedan offering a 385-mile range

Electrek

Volkswagen has shared news that its ID family of all-electric vehicles has now grown by one. The German automaker revealed the ID. AERO – a concept previewing Volkswagen’s future of electric sedans, as its production version is expected to arrive worldwide beginning in 2023. more….

Aptera and EVE Energy partner for 21700 NMC battery cells

Teslarati

Aptera has announced that they will be using EVE Energy batteries in their upcoming production car, and the batteries will be produced in San Diego.

C3STROM ASTRO PRO review: This fast electric motorbike is pretending to be an electric bicycle

Electrek

Some electric bicycles are for leisurely rides in the park. Some are for dropping off the kids at school or picking up groceries. Some are for budget-friendly alternative methods of transportation.

Tesla Giga Berlin to add a third shift by July 4

Teslarati

The third shift of Tesla Giga Berlin employees will start work by July 4. Currently, Tesla Gigafactory Berlin has two alternating shifts, starting at either 6:30 a.m. or 2:30 p.m.

Rhode Island sets fastest state target of 100% renewable electricity by 2033

Electrek

In June, Rhode Island’s House and Senate approved legislation, expected to be signed into law by Governor Daniel McKee (D-RI), that will require all of the state’s electricity to be offset by renewable energy by 2033 – the fastest timeline of any state in the US. more….

NIO has provided over 9.7 million battery swaps in past four years

CN EV Post

NIO Power today marks its fourth anniversary since it began providing service. The post NIO has provided over 9.7 million battery swaps in past four years appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. NIO NIO Power Tracker Battery Swap

Aptera announces two new supply agreements to bring its flagship SEV to serial production

Electrek

Following news of a strategic deal for electric motors announced last week, Aptera Motors has announced an additional agreement to receive lithium-ion battery cells from EVE Energy Co.,

Tips for Visiting Our National Parks with an Electric Vehicle

Electric Driver

With the school year complete, my family decided to take a summer vacation. We planned to drive from California to Wyoming to visit Yellowstone National Park, but our plans changed with the recent flooding. So instead, we set our sights on Yosemite National Park, located in the middle of California.

Tesla CarPlay workaround now supports browsers in each model

Electrek

Currently, Tesla cars do not support CarPlay, but by the beginning of the year, 9to5Mac reported a nice project called Tesla Android with CarPlay. Created by developer Micha? ski, this workaround to enable CarPlay on Telsa cars has now been updated to version 2022.25.1 with a ton of new features.

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Tesla awarded new trial against ex-employee who turned down $15M award

Teslarati

Ex-Tesla employee Owen Diaz will see a new trial against the electric automaker after declining to accept the $15 million he was awarded as a part of a settlement due to claims of racial discrimination at the company’s Fremont Factory.

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GOLABS 518Wh power station with 100W USB-C PD now $315 (Reg. $450), more in New Green Deals

Electrek

Are you ready to head out on a camping trip? Maybe a week at the lake or a simple picnic? Well, be sure to bring GOLABS portable power station along.

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Rivian Adventure Network launches first fast chargers in Colorado and California

Teslarati

The Rivian Adventure Network (RAN) launched its first fast chargers in Colorado and the company plans to open sites in California next. The EV automaker plans to open three fast charging sites this week.