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Shell Gamechanger Accelerator Powered by NREL selects two green hydrogen startups for fourth cohort

Green Car Congress

The Shell GameChanger Accelerator Powered by NREL (GCxN) has selected three additional startups to participate in the program.

This is what hybrid cars looked like 80 years before Prius

Green Car Reports

The Toyota Prius may have popularized hybrid cars, but it was by no means the first hybrid to reach production. This 1916 Owen Magnetic predates the Prius by about 80 years. It's now part of Jay Leno's massive car collection, and was featured on a recent episode of his Jay Leno's Garage YouTube show.

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Hyliion forms Hypertruck Innovation Council to support development of CNG/RNG-fueled electrified powertrain

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Hyliion, a developer of electrified powertrain solutions for Class 8 semi-trucks, has formed the Hypertruck Innovation Council, a group of fleet, logistics, and transportation industry leaders that will actively support the development of Hyliion’s Hypertruck powertrain solution.

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Starship, Starlink gear up for most ambitious SpaceX crossover event in history


In the latest in a long line of twists, SpaceX has requested permission from the FCC to operate a Starlink internet antenna installed on Starship serial number 15 (SN15).

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Tohoku team develops new electrolyte to support rechargeable calcium batteries

Green Car Congress

Scientists from Tohoku University have developed a new fluorine-free calcium (Ca) electrolyte based on a hydrogen (monocarborane) cluster that could potentially realize rechargeable Ca batteries. An open-access paper on the work is published in Nature’s Scientific Reports.

Tesla hikes solar roof price on contracts signed over a year ago


Over the weekend, reports have come in of the recent massive Tesla solar roof price increase hitting several customers, some of whom have been waiting about a year with signed installation contracts.

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Solaris to deliver another 6 electric buses to Szczecin

Green Car Congress

Solaris will supply an additional six electric Solaris buses to Szczecin. The total value of the order settled at more than PLN 16.5 million (US$4.33 million). Last year Solaris won a tender of the city of Szczecin for the supply of 8 articulated electric Urbino buses.

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NTSB picks mandatory collision avoidance and connected vehicle technologies as one of most wanted transportation safety improvements

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The National Transportation Safety Board has released its 2021 – 2022 Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements; one of the 10 items in the list was “Require Collision Avoidance and Connected Vehicle Technologies on All Vehicles”. These technologies include forward-collision warning and automatic emergency braking, which can warn the driver of an upcoming hazard and act if the driver doesn’t respond.

Ducati backtracks on past commitment to electric motorcycles, touts ‘synthetic fuel’ instead


Despite electric motorcycles gaining an ever increasing share of the motorcycle market, Ducati is throwing cold water on the idea of a Ducati electric motorcycle.

Tesla hid a secret ‘Butthole’ Easter Egg that owners are discovering


Tesla owners may have discovered an Easter egg that the EV community could really get behind. As it turns out, Tesla has hidden a rather unique way to access its vehicles’ charge ports through a voice command.

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This amazing DIY electric Jeep is the coolest electric car you’ll see all week


I know, I know. It’s only Sunday and technically the week has just begun. But I can already pretty much guarantee you that this homemade electric Jeep is the coolest electric car you’ll see all week.

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Nissan Will Reportedly Launch A Sub-Ariya Electric Crossover


It will be about the same size as a Juke and in Europe and it will rival the Peugeot e-2008 and the Mercedes-Benz EQA

Solaris to Deliver Another 6 Electric Buses to Szczecin

EV Obssesion

Today, representatives of Solaris have signed a contract for the supply of six electric Solaris buses. In accordance with the tender requirements the vehicles will be delivered to Szczecin within a period of 12 months from the contract being signed.

Freightliner Opens Order Books For eCascadia And eM2 EV Trucks


The production is scheduled to start in late 2022

‘Software République’: Groupe Renault, Atos, Dassault Systèmes, STMicroelectronics & Thales

EV Obssesion

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TeslaCam Captures Footage Of Gas Cars Catching Fire While Driving


Oh, the irony

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Tesla owner relates dramatic tale of road rage, a gunshot, and a mad dash to save a boy’s life


People tend to do ridiculously foolish things when consumed by road rage. US statistics indicate that one in three collisions involves road rage, and eight out of ten Americans are involved in road rage behavior at least once a year.

The Electric Car Industry Is Growing, And Here's Why


EV sales in the US and globally are increasing over gas car sales on a percentage basis

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Teslicka CZ: Tesla vs Ski Slope – The Best Lift Ever! ??

EV Obssesion

YouTube courtesy of Teslicka CZ We´ve tried to conqeur the ski slope Monínec (Czech Republic) with our Tesla Model X Perfomance (over 800 hp, 1000 Nm, AWD). Can you think of a better way of transport? ??

Watch Tesla Model Y On Autopilot Tackle Country Backroads


The Model Y makes self-driving look so easy in this video, although it can’t receive a full score

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Citroen all-electric E-C4

Electric Vehicles India

Citroen all-electric E-C4. A few months ago, French automaker Citroen showcased an electric car called E-C4. This E-C4 is an electric version of Citroen Internal Combustion C4. So, let’s know more about Citroen all-electric E-C4. . About E-C4.

Nissan Cuts LEAF Pricing In UK To Meet New EV Grant Requirements


Prices have been slashed to keep them below the new £35k cutoff for electric car grants

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Enhance EV Drivers’ Satisfaction with Flexible Pricing & Efficient Billing


Fueling an internal combustion engine-based vehicle generates a completely different customer journey than charging an electric vehicle.

Next Generation Mercedes eSprinter To Be Produced At Three Sites


Ladson/North Charleston in South Carolina is one of them

Harley Davidson Mosh e-bicycle

Electric Vehicles India

Harley Davidson Mosh e-bicycle. Just by looking at the title of this post, you might be either curious or surprised. An electric bicycle from a company that gave us motorcycles and a cult of riders is what makes most of you shocked.

MG Reveals First Photos Of The Cyberster Concept


The car will debut at the Shanghai Auto Show later this month

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Netherlands March 2021

EV Sales

Tesla Model 3 and VW ID.4 shine The Dutch PEV market dropped 4% in March, to 4,834 plugin registrations, but that result wasn't all that bad, considering that the overall market fell even more (-18% YoY), placing last month PEV Share at 20% (9% BEV), pushing the year to date PEV share to 15% (5.6%

SK Innovation To Pay $1.8 Billion To LG Energy To Avert Ban


The settlement is official and ends the dispute

LG Energy & SK Innovation Kiss & Make Up, Promise To Work Together In Harmony


Under pressure from the Biden administration, LG Energy Solution and SK Innovation have resolved their long running legal battle.

Check Out This Tesla Model X Towing A Teardrop Camper


It seems EVs and camping go together like peas and carrots

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Electric Drag Race: Kia EV6 GT Versus Lots Of ICE Supercars


Kia recently revealed a new electric crossover called the EV6. And, while the car’s official specs were initially withheld, the company soon released some staggering numbers.

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Nikola Announces Sales And Service Partnership With RIG360


RIG360 dealer network consists of more than 65 service center locations

First Crack At Releasing A Tesla Financial Model On Git


Based on the analysis I did of ARK Invest’s Tesla bull and bear cases, here and here, I decided to create my own financial model for Tesla growth. Tesla has a lot of moving parts, and Elon has famously said Tesla is made up of more than a dozen startups. In true agile fashion, I […].

A Truly Awful Dealership Electric Car Horror Story


Ford Mustang Mach-E customers are finding many dealers are adding "market adjustment' fees to the MSRP or the cars. Cars Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles car dealership experiences Ford Ford Mustang Mach E market adjustment

Transportation Policies for New York to Achieve Its Climate Goals


Originally published on the NRDC Expert Blog. By Kathy Harris New York achieving its climate goals may rest in the hands of the state’s Climate Action Council, a government advisory group tasked with preparing a plan to meet the goals of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act.

Patent Filing Reveals High-Tech, Electric Honda Grom


Recent patent filings in Japan reveal that Honda is working on what seems to be a high-tech, electric Honda Grom with a slick, single-sided rear swingarm suspension and 3D-printed mesh seat. And, if the guys at Cycle World are to be believed, we may see the bike’s debut as early as next year!

First Look: 2022 NIU Electric Motorcycle + First Ever Kick Scooter


The guys and gals over at NIU have been busy this week, with the company pulling off two major product launches that transform the company from a leading manufacturer of connected, electrified Vespa-style scooters to a full-fledged e-mobility powerhouse.