Tue.Jun 28, 2022

Valladolid to order 30 zero-emission tram model buses by Irizar e-mobility

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Public transport operator AUVASA (Autobuses Urbanos de Valladolid) in Spain has signed a framework agreement with Irizar e-mobility that anticipates 30 Irizar ie tram model zero-emissions buses and associated charging infrastructure.

Review: 2023 Cadillac Lyriq augurs in a new wave of electric luxury

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—with additional reporting by Bengt Halvorson Cadillac’s first battery-electric vehicle has landed—and for GM’s luxury brand, it arrives not a moment too soon.


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Neste investing €1.9B to expand renewable products refinery in Rotterdam; 1.2 Mtpa of SAF

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Neste Corporation has made the final investment decision to invest into new renewable products production capacity in Rotterdam. The decision is based on demand for renewable products growing substantially with customers’ higher climate ambitions. Rotterdam NExBTL plant. Neste’s current 1.4

GM EVs get Plug and Charge convenience—yes, even Chevy Bolt EV

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General Motors is adding Plug and Charge capability across its entire lineup of EVs, allowing drivers to start a charging session simply by plugging in. Plug and Charge is supported on multiple North American public charging networks, GM said in a press release.

Volkswagen reveals ID. AERO concept; foretaste of brand’s first global electric sedan

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Volkswagen revealed the ID. AERO concept electric sedan in China as a foretaste of the brand’s first global fully-electric sedan. The future model will be positioned in the premium mid-size sedan segment. The production version for China is expected to go on sale in the second half of 2023.

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Teslas are becoming a favorite among Uber drivers


About eight months ago, Uber announced a partnership with Hertz to make up to 50,000 Teslas available for rent for its US drivers by 2023. The program has been a huge success so far, with Teslas becoming a favorite among numerous Uber drivers across the United States.

Daimler Truck testing fuel-cell truck with liquid hydrogen; sLH2 refueling

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Since last year, a Mercedes-Benz GenH2 Truck fuel-cell prototype has been undergoing intensive testing both on the in-house test track and on public roads. Daimler Truck is now putting another prototype into operation to test the use of liquid hydrogen.

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Stellantis takes 8% stake in Vulcan Energy, extends lithium hydroxide offtake agreement to 2035

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Stellantis has made a €50-million equity investment in lithium producer Vulcan Energy Resources Ltd. and extended the original binding lithium hydroxide offtake agreement ( earlier post ) to 2035. With the resultant 8% shareholding, Stellantis will become the second-largest shareholder in Vulcan.

World’s largest direct air carbon capture facility will reduce CO2 by.0001%


The world’s largest carbon direct air capture facility has started construction in Iceland, run by Swiss startup Climeworks AG.

Liquid Wind to partner with Sundsvall Energi on second electrofuel facility; eMethanol for shipping

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Sundsvall Energi will partner with Liquid Wind to be the host and provide carbon dioxide for the second commercial-scale—100,000 t—electrofuel facility in Sweden.

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See leaked photos of Hyundai’s Ioniq 6 before June 29 reveal


Photos of Hyundai’s Ioniq 6 have leaked in advance of its June 29 reveal, showing a swoopy, aerodynamic shape for the upcoming EV sedan. Update: Hyundai has now officially released photos and a press release. more….

U Mich generic battery-cycling optimization framework could reduce EV battery testing time by about 75%

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Researchers at the University of Michigan have developed an optimized generic battery cycling framework that could reduce the time for both simulation and physical testing of new electric vehicle battery designs by about 75%.

US electric vehicle jobs exploded in 2021, clean energy jobs grew – and fossil fuel jobs shrunk


The US Department of Energy (DOE) today released the 2022 US Energy and Employment Report (USEER), which reveals that 2021 saw electric vehicle jobs increase by a whopping 26.2%, or 21,961, new jobs. more….

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Stunning Hyundai Ioniq 6 electric sedan gives the Tesla Model 3 its first true rival

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More than five years after the arrival of the Tesla Model 3, the U.S. vehicle market will get a true electric sedan rival to the model that arguably kicked off the acceleration of the EV market in 2017.

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VW and Siemens invest $450 million in Electrify America to accelerate EV charging infrastructure


Volkswagen and Siemens announced that they raised $450 million for Electrify America to accelerate its deployment of charging infrastructure in the US. more…. The post VW and Siemens invest $450 million in Electrify America to accelerate EV charging infrastructure appeared first on Electrek.

Tesla’s build quality sees slight improvement in J.D. Power’s 2022 Initial Quality Study


Power’s annual United States Initial Quality Survey was released today and revealed that Tesla’s build quality score actually improved since last year.

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VW CEO believes Tesla will be weakened by ramping up 3 Gigafactories simultaneously


Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess said he believes that Tesla’s decision to ramp up 3 Gigafactories simultaneously will weaken the automaker and help VW catch up in the race to dominate the EV space. more….

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Tire-pressure issue prompts over-the-air fix for some Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickups

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Ford on Monday issued a recall for some Ford F-150 Lightning vehicles due to an issue in which the vehicle’s tire pressure monitoring system may be set to the wrong value. In affected trucks—2,886 Ford F-150 Lightnings in the U.S.

The world’s first CO2 battery for long-duration energy storage is being commercialized [update]


Italian startup Energy Dome has now begun to commercialize the world’s first CO2 Battery, which was launched earlier this month in Sardinia, Italy. The battery uses carbon dioxide to store renewable energy on the grid, and Energy Dome says the technology can be quickly deployed anywhere in the world.

Elon Musk successfully hits over 100 million Twitter followers


Tesla CEO Elon Musk has officially passed the 100-million-follower mark on Twitter, becoming the sixth user on the social media platform to hit the milestone. Musk appeared to have passed the 100-million-follower mark between June 26 and June 27, a time when he gained over 150,000 followers.

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15,000 Tesla vehicles are already in the hands of Uber drivers through Hertz deal


Uber announced that 15,000 Tesla vehicles are already in the hands of its drivers in more than 30 US cities through its deal with Hertz to expand access to electric vehicles. more…. The post 15,000 Tesla vehicles are already in the hands of Uber drivers through Hertz deal appeared first on Electrek.

Tesla Autopilot workers confirm mass layoff in San Mateo office


Tesla’s mass layoffs reached the Autopilot team in San Mateo. Autopilot workers have started posting the news on LinkedIn. . People familiar with the matter told Bloomberg that Tesla laid off about 200 Autopilot workers from its San Mateo office.

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Rivian electric bikes inbound? Former Specialized CTO moves to Rivian signaling e-bike advancement


California-based automaker Rivian is best known today for its electric trucks, but could tomorrow’s Rivian be an electric bike? That possibility is looking much more certain now that the former CTO of a major bicycle brand has joined Rivian’s development team. more….

Cadillac Lyriq review, F-150 Lightning recall, GM Plug and Charge, VW ID.Aero: Today’s Car News

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We take a first drive in the Cadillac Lyriq, and GM confirms Plug and Charge convenience for all its EVs. VW reveals its ID.Aero electric sedan. And Ford recalls the F-150 Lightning over tire pressures. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

Delfast’s e-bike offers 200-mile range and 50 MPH top speed at $200 off, more in New Green Deals


Are you tired of e-bikes that need to be recharged all the time? Well, the Delfast Top 3.0 electric dirt bike takes range to the next level with up to 200 miles per charge.

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Hyundai IONIQ 6 electrified streamliner's design is unveiled

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Hyundai revealed the streamlined and timeless design of the highly anticipated IONIQ 6, the second model in its IONIQ dedicated all-electric-vehicle lineup brand.

Nissan Leaf reaches 10-year electric milestone in Australia

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A pioneer of the electric mobility revolution, Nissan Leaf is celebrating reaching the 10-year mark in Australia, notching up more than 2,000 sales. The post Nissan Leaf reaches 10-year electric milestone in Australia appeared first on The Driven. Electric Cars EV News Leaf Leaf e+ nissan

GAC unveils new LFP battery technology, claims energy density increase of up to 20%

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The technology enables batteries to achieve fast charging rates of 2C and above, with a lifetime of more than 1.5 million kilometers, GAC said. The post GAC unveils new LFP battery technology, claims energy density increase of up to 20% appeared first on CnEVPost.

Tesla posts details for 2022 Annual Meeting of Stockholders: Here’s how to join


Tesla ( NASDAQ:TSLA ) has posted details for its 2022 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, which will be held at Gigafactory Texas on August 4, 2022, at 4:30 p.m. Central Time. As per the company’s official website, Tesla would be offering two options for shareholders who wish to attend the meeting. .

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Guest Post: Grizzly Research attack highlights shorts panic and NIO potential for industry high profit margins

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"My only disappointment is the poor quality of the false bear narrative. Surely shorts could have done a better job in frightening weak NIO holders.". The post Guest Post: Grizzly Research attack highlights shorts panic and NIO potential for industry high profit margins appeared first on CnEVPost.

Electrify America hits $2.45B valuation as VW sells minority stake to Siemens


Volkswagen has sold a minority stake in Electrify America, its electric vehicle charging business, to German technology company Siemens.

NIO issues official statement on short-selling report, stock briefly halted trading in Singapore

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NIO fell 7.67 percent to S$21.9 before trading was suspended in Singapore. Its trading resumed at around 13:30 and the drop extended to 8.73 percent by press time. The post NIO issues official statement on short-selling report, stock briefly halted trading in Singapore appeared first on CnEVPost.

VW’s Diess says Berlin and Austin Gigafactory ramp should slow Tesla


Volkswagen AG’s CEO Herbert Diess said Tesla’s production ramps at both the Berlin and Austin Gigafactories should slow the company down enough for the German automaker to catch up.

Here are the only 5 countries opposing Europe’s 2035 electric car-only rule


The European Union is about to vote on banning the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2035, and five countries are planning to push to delay the move to electric car-only by five years. more….

Lucid Air Dream Edition wins Fastest Production Car at Goodwood


The Lucid Air Dream Edition won the production car race at the Goodwood Festival of Speed Hill Climb. Sunday was the conclusion of this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed and looking at the results of recorded times, this was the year EVs showed themselves to be the faster performance vehicles.

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Cadillac Lyriq first drive: A year early and dollar long at $60K


GM flew us out to beautiful Park City Utah to take a look at the Cadillac Lyric EV last week. It was our first hands-on drive of GM’s first mass-market Ultium drivetrain (with apologies to the 9,000 lb. gorilla in the room, niche HummerEV) vehicle.

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Biden Administration details $700m in investments to boost EV charging infrastructure


The Biden Administration announced Tuesday that a few private companies had committed more than $700 million in investments to boost domestic production of more than 250,000 new electric vehicle chargers annually.