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Audi and partners piloting project to turn faulty car glass into new windowpanes for the Audi Q4 e-tron

Green Car Congress

Faulty car windows often go in the recycling bin when the cracked part cannot be fixed. A closed material circuit does not yet exist for damaged car glass. This is where Audi and its partner companies Reiling Glas Recycling, Saint-Gobain Glass, and Saint-Gobain Sekurit are now doing pioneering work as part of a joint pilot project. The partner companies want to turn the damaged auto glass into recyclable material for model production and have drawn up a multi-stage process for that purpose.

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Chrysler boss: We are rethinking the minivan for the electric era

Green Car Reports

To put it bluntly, Chrysler's current product lineup is old. That's not about to change anytime soon, but when the first electric vehicles arrive from the storied automaker it is clear they will lean into the automaker's strengths. In an interview at the 2022 New York auto show Chrysler CEO Christine Feuell gave Green Car Reports some insights.

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ZF to launch new collision mitigation system for city bus applications

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ZF is set to launch a Collision Mitigation System (CMS) for city buses. Offering active braking to help avoid frontal collisions with other road users, including vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians, the system also helps counter the adverse impact of braking momentum on passengers. Helping reduce the risk of accidents and injuries both inside and outside of the bus, the solution is the industry’s first Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) independent CMS specifically engineered for city bus appl

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GM confirms future electric Corvette; hybrid Corvette due as soon as 2023

Green Car Reports

An all-electric Chevrolet Corvette is in development, but a hybrid version will arrive first, the president of General Motors confirmed Monday "We will offer an electrified and a fully electric, Ultium-based Corvette in the future," GM president Mark Reuss wrote in a LinkedIn post. "In fact, we will offer an electrified Corvette as early as next.

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How serious is Norway about climate change? So much that its streetlights self-dim

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GM heat pump recovers energy from EV battery to power heating & propulsion while helping conserve range: Ultium Energy Recovery

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GM is introducing a patented heat-pump in its Ultium-based EVs that captures and repurposes waste energy from the battery. Through the Ultium Platform’s energy recovery system, this waste energy can increase a vehicle’s range, reduce battery energy needed for heating, increase charging speed and even enable sportier driving. Covered by 11 patents and four publications, the development of Ultium energy recovery traces its inception back to GM’s first EV, the EV1, in the late 1990s, when GM engine

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Subaru Solterra EV starts at $46,220: More expensive than Toyota BZ4X cousin

Green Car Reports

The 2023 Subaru Solterra, the automaker's first mass-market EV, will start at $46,220 (including destination), Subaru confirmed Monday. For buyers that can claim the full $7,500 federal EV tax credit, the base price is effectively lowered to $38,720. Subaru said the Solterra will be available in all 50 states, so regional incentives may also be.

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Electric Corvette, Chrysler minivan as EV, Subaru Solterra vs. Toyota BZ4X pricing: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Subaru puts a price on its first electric car for the U.S. GM confirmed it’s working on an electric Chevy Corvette. And will the Chrysler minivan reemerge for the electric era? This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Chrysler CEO Christine Feuell recently gave us some insights into what the electric era might mean for the.

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BASF introduces cost-effective upgrade to ozone-VOC converters for healthier aircraft cabin air; UpCore

Green Car Congress

BASF has launched UpCore, a new service providing a cost-effective and sustainable technology upgrade from a standard ozone converter to an ozone-VOC (volatile organic compounds) converter for cleaner and healthier aircraft cabin air. UpCore replaces the catalyst core of an ozone-only converter with an ozone-VOC catalyst, a sustainable solution as the original converter’s housing is reused.

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Turkey’s Karsan Is Building The Fully Electric Buses Customers Want, Today

CleanTechnica EVs

Turkey has a decades long history of producing automobiles for both domestic and global markets. Specifically, Turkey has established itself as a key builder of commercial vehicles, with the majority of those flowing through export channels to Europe, thanks to favorable customs agreements established in 1995. Disclaimer: Travel and accommodations for the author were paid for […].

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Volta Trucks reveals full-electric 7.5- and 12-tonne Volta Zero variants.

Green Car Congress

Volta Trucks has revealed the forthcoming 7.5- and 12-tonne Volta Zero variants ( earlier post )—the second product family in its full-electric vehicle range. The 7.5- and 12-tonne Volta Zeros have been designed by Volta Trucks’ partner, Astheimer Design in Warwick, UK alongside Volta Trucks’ own engineering teams. The new full-electric vehicles bear a close but evolutionary visual relationship to the larger 16-tonne vehicle which is now undergoing extensive engineering development and tes

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Faurecia and Accenture partner on products and services for connected and autonomous vehicles

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Review: Lion Energy Safari ME gives your home (or off-grid site) a massive battery and solar panel package

Electrek

I recently had the chance to test out the Lion Energy Safari ME portable power station along with the massive battery expansion pack and solar panel package. I don’t say this lightly: This is THE high-capacity portable power station I’d want to bring with me to an off-grid cabin, campsite, or even to have in my garage in case of a natural disaster. more….

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Wolfspeed opens world’s largest 200mm Silicon Carbide fab

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Wolfspeed, Inc. officially opened its Mohawk Valley Silicon Carbide fabrication facility in Marcy, NY with a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Federal and State Officials. The 200mm wafer fab will help lead the industry-wide transition from silicon to Silicon Carbide-based semiconductors. As a key partner, Lucid Motors had the honor of “cutting the ribbon” with its Lucid Air.

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Smart ways to protect your Electric vehicles and Ev batteries.

Electric Vehicles India

As we all know Nowadays most Electric vehicles and EV batteries were catching fire and a few incidents took place in south India. Till now there is no specific reason behind the incidents here manufacturers started investigating the reason behind incidents. In the meanwhile, pure EV has revealed a set of guidelines to protect your Electric vehicle and EV batteries. when you charge your EV Battery at home follow the below guidelines.

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Geomega and Rio Tinto extend collaboration on bauxite residues

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Geomega Resources Inc., a developer of clean technologies for the mining, refining, and recycling of rare earths and other critical materials, announced that Innord Inc., its wholly owned subsidiary, has signed a term sheet with Rio Tinto to enter into a development agreement for Bauxite Residues Iron Phase Product. As part of the agreement, Rio Tinto will provide $1M in funding for Innord to complete the required proof-of-concept work and the subsequent small scale locked cycle pilot plant at i

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ExxonMobil announces 6th oil discovery offshore Guyana with Ranger-1; Guyana may move from non-producer to regional powerhouse

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QuantumScape update: Solid-state cells will cut EV charging time in half and increase volumetric density over 50%

Electrek

In a letter to shareholders outlining its progress through Q1 of 2022, solid-state battery manufacturer QuantumScape has shared some exciting updates. These include a new 16-layer, solid-state cell – an initial proof of concept of the company’s proprietary cell format. Additionally, QuantumScape shared news of scaled manufacturing and plans for increased production capacity.

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Twitter, Elon Musk’s ‘X Holdings’ to complete $44bn merger deal by October 24

Teslarati

Twitter and two of Elon Musk’s “X Holdings” companies will officially merge by October 24 after the Tesla CEO and the social media platform came to terms on a $44 billion deal yesterday. A new 8-K filing from Twitter through the SEC reveals Twitter and Musk’s parent company, which is known as “X Holdings I, Inc.” and its subsidiary, known as “X Holdings II, Inc.” will officially merge, pending any potential bottlenecks or snags that would cancel th

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Mini Cooper maker launches four new electric bicycles with regenerative braking

Electrek

Cooper Bikes, the company behind the Mini Cooper car, has just unveiled four new electric bicycle models that comprise the brand’s second generation e-bikes. more…. The post Mini Cooper maker launches four new electric bicycles with regenerative braking appeared first on Electrek.

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SpaceX aces seventh astronaut launch in less than two years

Teslarati

SpaceX has successfully completed its second astronaut launch in less than three weeks, sending a batch of professional NASA and ESA astronauts on the way to the International Space Station after ferrying the first all-private astronaut crew to and from the same orbital outpost in the weeks prior. Shrugging off a 12-day delay caused by repeated delays to the launch and recovery of that separate private astronaut mission, NASA and SpaceX’s Crew-4 mission sailed through preflight preparation

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Here’s how a new US protectionist move is backfiring badly on the US solar industry [update]

Electrek

The US Department of Commerce (DOC) is investigating whether Southeast Asian solar cell manufacturers are using parts made in China that would normally be subject to a tariff. Most of the US solar industry asserted that the DOC investigation will devastate their businesses, as they rely on solar module imports to meet growing demand. more…. The post Here’s how a new US protectionist move is backfiring badly on the US solar industry [update] appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla adjusts delivery estimates after select Model Y variants sell out for 2022

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Tesla adjusted delivery estimates of select Model Y variants in the United States. The Pearl White and Midnight Silver base Model Y Long Range with 19” Gemini wheels is sold out for the remainder of 2022, with delivery estimates expected between February 2023 and May 2023. . Base Model Y LR variants in Deep Blue, Solid Black, and Red Multi-Coat are still available this year, with delivery estimates between November 2022 and February 2023.

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California Sets Standards for 100% EV Sales

CleanTechnica EVs

100% EV sales moves forward thanks to California In just over a decade, California will only sell electric vehicles, based on new proposed standards from the state’s Air Resources Board (CARB). The proposed standards require about 35% of vehicles sold by manufacturers to be electric vehicles (EVs) starting in model year (MY) 2026, moving towards 100% […].

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Lucid Group, Saudi Arabia agree to 100,000 EV fleet deal

Teslarati

Lucid Group announced today that it had reached an agreement with the Government of Saudi Arabia to purchase up to 100,000 electric vehicles from the automaker over ten years. The deal will start with an initial commitment of at least 50,000 vehicles with the option to purchase 50,000 additional cars over the same period. “Delivering up to 100,000 Lucid electric vehicles in Saudi Arabia represents another pivotal moment in our acceleration of sustainable transportation worldwide,” Lucid Group CE

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Lucid Motors announces agreement with Gov’t of Saudi Arabia to purchase up to 100k EVs over the next decade

Electrek

Lucid Group has announced a new agreement with long-time supporter Saudi Arabia and its Ministry of Finance. Under the terms of the agreement, the Government of Saudi Arabia has committed to purchasing 50,000 EVs from Lucid Motors over the next ten years, with the option to purchase an additional 50k over that same timeframe. more…. The post Lucid Motors announces agreement with Gov’t of Saudi Arabia to purchase up to 100k EVs over the next decade appeared first on Electrek.

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Jeff Bezos ponders Tesla’s ‘complexity’ in China following Musk’s Twitter acquisition

Teslarati

Following Elon Musk’s acquisition of social media platform Twitter yesterday, Amazon founder and former CEO Jeff Bezos pondered the potential hoops Tesla, Musk’s automotive company, may have to jump through as a company operating in China. Due to Musk’s purchase of Twitter, Bezos questioned whether China gained “a bit of leverage” over the platform’s censorship, but backtracked.

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Take notes, DeJoy – Svalbard Post goes all electric in -20ºC weather

Electrek

Posten Norge, the Norwegian postal service, has put into service a 19-ton all-electric delivery truck from Scania on the remote Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, as reported by Teknisk Ukeblad. This truck means Posten’s delivery fleet on Svalbard now consists solely of electric vehicles. more…. The post Take notes, DeJoy – Svalbard Post goes all electric in -20ºC weather appeared first on Electrek.

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After Musk acquisition, Twitter CEO assures employees no layoffs are planned for now

Teslarati

Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal has assured the social media company’s employees that while he did not have concrete answers about what would happen once Tesla CEO Elon Musk fully acquires the platform, there are no planned layoffs as of now. Agrawal reportedly shared the news during an all-hands call on Monday. Following a back and forth that saw the Twitter Board adopt a “poison pill” strategy and Musk exploring a tender offer to purchase stock directly from shareholders , the soci

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Blink Charging acquires EB Charging overseas, marking its first entry into the UK market

Electrek

Blink Charging announced that its European subsidiary, Blink Holdings BV, has acquired Electric Blue Ltd. better known as EB Charging based in the UK. In addition to Blink’s first entry into the UK, the acquisition marks Blink’s global expansion which now includes over eighteen countries. more…. The post Blink Charging acquires EB Charging overseas, marking its first entry into the UK market appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla shares slide nearly 11% following Musk’s $44bn Twitter deal

Teslarati

Tesla shares ( NASDAQ: TSLA ) were down over 10 percent by noon on Tuesday following Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter , which was announced yesterday. Other tech stocks, like Apple, Amazon, and Google, were also hit between 2 and 4.5 percent at just after 1:30 PM on the East Coast. TSLA Chart by TradingView. Tesla lost over $100 billion in market cap due to the slide.

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Tesla (TSLA) tumbles amidst India shutting down car importation from Giga Shanghai, and questions about Musk buying Twitter

Electrek

Tesla’s stock (TSLA) tumbled by as much as 10% this morning amid a broader market setback. Tesla seems to be particularly affected after India shut down the idea of Tesla importing cars from Giga Shanghai and questions about Elon Musk buying Twitter. more…. The post Tesla (TSLA) tumbles amidst India shutting down car importation from Giga Shanghai, and questions about Musk buying Twitter appeared first on Electrek.

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SpaceX, NASA on track for Wednesday astronaut launch [webcast]

Teslarati

SpaceX says a Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket are on track to launch astronauts to the International Space Station for the second time this month. After numerous launch and recovery delays, SpaceX was finally able to launch and recover Axiom-1 on April 8th and April 25th, completing the first all-private astronaut mission to the space station in its two-decade history.

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Chevy showcases new cab options for Silverado EV in just-released video

Electrek

Today is Ford F-150 launch day, so the other electric truck makers are making some news including Chevy with a Silverado EV video that includes some new details on the 400-mile range pickup due next year. Namely some new bed cab options…. more…. The post Chevy showcases new cab options for Silverado EV in just-released video appeared first on Electrek.

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Lessons from Sweden’s Anti-Putin, Pro-Climate Energy Model

CleanTechnica EVs

Learning from Sweden & their Pro-Climate, Energy Model By David Lapp-Jost As Russian tanks continue to roll into Ukraine, western European gas consumers pay the bill to the tune of many hundreds of millions of Euros daily and watch helplessly, unable to cut off the gas without shaving 6.5% off GDP. This war highlights the […].

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NIO is allowing customers enrolled in battery swaps to opt out and buy their EV batteries

Electrek

Two years after launching its Battery-as-a-Service (BaaS) model, NIO has amended its program to allow those customers enrolled in battery swaps to opt out and purchase their EV battery. NIO states that its decision is based off feedback from consumers who regret their BaaS enrollment, but explains this group remains relatively small. more…. The post NIO is allowing customers enrolled in battery swaps to opt out and buy their EV batteries appeared first on Electrek.

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How Eddie Custovic Is Building His Legacy

Cars That Think

Edhem “Eddie” Custovic says he always wanted to leave behind a legacy. He’s now doing so, in a number of ways. The IEEE senior member established an innovation lab for budding entrepreneurs at La Trobe University , in Melbourne, Australia, where he is an engineering professor. He also set up a foundation to provide youngsters in his home country of Bosnia and Herzegovina with educational opportunities, mentorship, and scholarships.

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