Wed.Apr 06, 2022

Pace purchases 20 Proterra ZX5 electric buses and EV fleet charging infrastructure

Green Car Congress

Proterra and Pace Suburban Bus has awarded Proterra a $26.5-million contract for 20 Proterra ZX5 Max electric transit buses, featuring more than 13 megawatt hours of battery storage energy, and two Proterra megawatt-scale fleet chargers.

Lexus RZ electric SUV set for US reveal April 20—with steering yoke

Green Car Reports

Lexus has already shown its upcoming fully electric crossover, the RZ 450e, in prototype form. Now it’s almost time for the production version to make an official debut for the U.S. market—with, as the brand teased Tuesday, a steering yoke.

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Mercedes-Benz Vans has produced more than 25,000 electric vans

Green Car Congress

Mercedes-Benz Vans has to date produced more than 25,000 all-electric vans. The top seller for electric vans is the eVito, followed by the eSprinter and EQV. We have a clear goal, we want to be the leading manufacturer in the field of electric vans in the long term.

NHTSA investigates LG batteries behind EV recalls for GM, Hyundai, others

Green Car Reports

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is opening a review of defective batteries produced by LG Energy Solution that have been the cause of several large recalls, Reuters reported Tuesday.

KAUST researchers show blending ammonia with DME yields low-carbon fuel with combustion properties similar to gasoline

Green Car Congress

Blending ammonia with a small amount of dimethyl ether (DME) gives a liquid fuel with low-temperature combustion properties very similar to gasoline, researchers at KAUST have shown.

Tesla Cybertruck sightings increase as Giga Texas Cyber Rodeo nears

Teslarati

A new photo of the Tesla Cybertruck at Giga Texas has started circulating online just as the Cyber Rodeo looms closer. A recent video of Gigafactory Texas also hints that two Cybertrucks will be present during the event, along with the Roadster and Tesla Semi. .

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Leclanché to provide 10 MWh battery system for Scandlines’ PR24 zero-emission freight ferry

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The Scandlines zero-emission ferry project, announced in November 2021 and which will result in the world’s largest electric-powered hybrid ferry, will run on an advanced 10 MWh lithium-ion battery energy storage system (BESS) from Leclanché.

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Bcomp closes US$35M Series B with mobility and impact venture capital

Green Car Congress

Bcomp, a leading manufacturer of high-performance components made from natural fibers, has closed its oversubscribed Series B financing round of CHF 32.4 million (US$35 million) with commitment from a range of mobility, financial, and impact investment companies.

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Germany boosts clean energy target to 80% from 65% by 2030

Electrek

Germany’s economy and climate ministry today announced a more ambitious target of clean energy making up 80% of its power mix by 2030 – a bump up from its previous target of 65%. Currently, 40.9% of Germany’s power mix consists of clean energy. more….

Oil sands company Suncor Energy strengthens its focus on hydrogen and renewable fuels, divesting wind and solar

Green Car Congress

Suncor Energy, a Canadian integrated energy company that is one of the top oil sands producers in the country, will strengthen its focus on hydrogen and renewable fuels to accelerate progress towards its objective to be a net-zero company by 2050. Suncor also plans to divest its wind and solar assets. While Suncor is in the fortunate position of being long on opportunities, we are adjusting our portfolio for fit and focus.

Elon Musk’s Starlink blocked by French court after legal battle with environmental groups

Teslarati

Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite internet service effectively lost its frequencies in France following a legal battle waged by environmental groups. The decision was published on Tuesday by the Conseil d’Etat, France’s Supreme Court for administrative justice. .

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Wärtsilä coordinating EU-funded project to accelerate ammonia engine development

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A consortium of shipping stakeholders aims to develop demonstrators for two-stroke and four-stroke marine engines running on ammonia fuel. The Ammonia 2-4 project seeks to advance viable concepts for ammonia fuel. The project is coordinated by technology group Wärtsilä, with participation from naval architects C-Job, classification society DNV, ship owner MSC and the National Research Council (CNR) of Italy.

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West Virginia’s largest solar farm will sit on a former coal mining site

Electrek

West Virginia’s largest solar farm will sit on the site of the 5,800-acre Hobet Mine, one of the state’s largest former coal mines, which went bankrupt in 2015. more…. The post West Virginia’s largest solar farm will sit on a former coal mining site appeared first on Electrek.

University of Warwick supports development of Reduced Induction Field Torque motor; RIFT-10

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WMG at the University of Warwick (UK) has provided knowledge and expertise in developing a UK-focused, cost-effective production and supply chain for RIFT (Reduced Induction Field Torque) Technology’s development of RIFT-10—a design for electric motors drives that reduces copper and magnet weight reduction by around 50% and lowers cost by 75%.

SpaceX rolls out Dragon and Falcon 9 for second private astronaut launch

Teslarati

A flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft have rolled out of SpaceX’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Pad 39A hangar and been raised vertical ahead of the company’s second private astronaut launch.

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S&P Global report forecasts absolute emissions from Canadian oil sands to decline even as production grows

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By the middle of this decade greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from Canadian oil sands production should be in decline even as production continues to grow, according to a new comprehensive report by S&P Global Commodity Insights that takes into account current technology trends and production growth.

Tesla builds anticipation for ‘Cyber Rodeo’ with concealed vehicles spotted inside Giga Texas

Teslarati

Tesla is gearing up for its “Cyber Rodeo” at Gigafactory Texas tomorrow, and new images from those near the new electric vehicle production facility appear to show the automaker plans to make it a day to remember.

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GM and Honda expanding partnership to codevelop series of affordable EVs in most popular vehicle segments; on sale in 2027

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General Motors and Honda plan to expand the two companies’ relationship by codeveloping a series of affordable electric vehicles based on a new global architecture using next-generation Ultium battery technology. The companies are working together to enable global production of millions of EVs starting in 2027, including compact crossover vehicles, leveraging the two companies’ technology, design and sourcing strategies.

Sono Sion solar EV will be built in Finland, not Sweden, in change of manufacturing partners

Green Car Reports

Munich-based startup Sono Motors on Tuesday announced a change in manufacturing plans for its solar-supplemented Sion electric car.

Norway keeps breaking EV adoption records, Tesla Model Y leads the charge

Electrek

Norway is again breaking electric vehicle adoption records with 82% of new vehicles sold last quarter being battery-electric. Tesla Model Y is leading the charge with a lot of deliveries last month. more….

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Tesla Giga Berlin production reportedly in jeopardy as Germany contemplates Russian gas embargo

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Tesla’s now-operational production facility in Germany, known as Gigafactory Berlin, is facing a potential shutdown in production as the German government is reportedly contemplating an embargo on Russian gas in response to the invasion of Ukraine.

Tesla could have a few surprises at Cyber Rodeo – two Cybertrucks and some unidentified vehicles spotted

Electrek

Tesla is about to hold its ‘Cyber Rodeo’ event for the opening of Gigafactory Texas tomorrow, and it might unveil a few surprises there with not one, but two Cybertruck prototypes spotted at the factory in addition to some unidentified vehicles. more….

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Tesla raises price of Model 3 Long Range & Performance variants in the US

Teslarati

Tesla raised the price of the Model 3 Long Range and Performance variants in the United States again. The price of the Model 3 Long Range is now $55,990 before options, while the Performance variants now costs $62,990 before options.

Bird Bike with 50-mile range returns to all-time low at $1,500 ($800 off), more in New Green Deals

Electrek

Are you ready to stop using oil and gas when commuting to work this spring and summer? Well, the Bird Bike is one of the best e-bikes on the market to do just that. It features a 50-mile range per charge and can travel at up to 20 MPH with ease.

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Lexus RZ yoke, Sono Sion shifts to Finland, NHTSA battery review: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

The Sono Sion solar car shifts away from Swedish production—to Finland instead. NHTSA reviews potentially fire-prone EV batteries. And Lexus sets a date for the reveal of its first EV. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

Tesla now expects Gigafactory Shanghai shutdown to extend to at least Friday – missing out on over 24,000 EVs

Electrek

Tesla says that it now doesn’t expect to be able to restart production at Gigafactory Shanghai until at least Friday, and even that could be difficult amid a citywide lockdown that is extending longer than planned. more….

Electric Car – Tata Motors revealed New Electric SUV Curvv

Electric Vehicles India

Tata revealed their new Suv curvv which is aerodynamically built, its sharp edges, curvy designs, sleek arch looks beautiful and in this video, all the doors of this car are opening and closing automatically with this the frameless design of do0rs gives it a premium look.

CATL’s battery plant in Germany, its first outside of China, receives production approval for 8 GWh per year

Electrek

Battery manufacturing behemoth, CATL , shared news that its upcoming plant in Thuringia, Germany has received 2nd partial approval for cell production. This milestone brings the Chinese company one step closer to opening its first battery manufacturing facility outside of China later this year.

Elon Musk expected to challenge Twitter board: “put on your track shoes now”

Teslarati

After news broke that Elon Musk would be joining Twitter’s Board of directors, the Tesla CEO promised to make “significant improvements” to the social media platform. Former Tesla board member, Steve Westly, advised Twitter executives to prepare to work at Elon Musk’s pace. “My

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Quick Charge Podcast: April 6, 2022

Electrek

Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts , Spotify , TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. more…. The post Quick Charge Podcast: April 6, 2022 appeared first on Electrek.

What watts?

Electric Auto Association

EV charge rate explained By Eric Cohen, WiTricity. When you drive an old-fashioned gasoline-powered vehicle, you know your tank’s gallon capacity, as well as your typical mpg in town or on the highway. It is therefore easy to calculate how much gas you will need for a particular trip.

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Wolf King GT Pro review: How I reviewed a 63 MPH standing electric scooter and lived to tell about it

Electrek

The Wolf King GT Pro from Voro Motors is one of those “be-all, end-all” of the electric scooter world. With its high power and high speed plus a rugged full-suspension design, this thing should be the weapon of choice for anyone in search of a seriously high performance electric scooter. more….

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Tesla Vision, the camera-only strategy for Autopilot and FSD, lands in Europe and Middle East

Teslarati

Tesla has announced it will transition all Model 3 and Model Y vehicles in the European and Middle East markets to the camera-based Pure Vision approach starting this month.

Soel Yachts unveils 62 ft solar electric catamaran with 564 kWh battery capacity and ‘trans-ocean range’

Electrek

Another day and another solar electric yacht shared with the world, each seemingly going further and faster.

Tesla’s Elon Musk is now an active Twitter investor, as per updated SEC filing

Teslarati

It appears that Tesla CEO Elon Musk does not really intend to become a passive investor on Twitter, after all. As per a form 13-D filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, Musk has reclassified himself as an active investor in the social media company.

Ariel Rider Kepler launched as 1,800W fat tire electric bike with long range and 32 mph speed

Electrek

The brand-new Ariel Rider Kepler has just been unveiled as the e-bike manufacturer’s latest high-performance electric bike. Designed for adventure and recreational riding, this fat tire bike pushes speed and power specs to the max. more….

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Tesla supplier CATL’s battery facility in Germany takes a step towards deployment

Teslarati

Tesla battery supplier Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) is poised to complete its first European plant, with the facility receiving its second partial approval from the state of Thuringia, Germany.