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Honeywell develops new catalyst-coated membranes for more efficient and lower cost green hydrogen production

Green Car Congress

Honeywell has developed new catalyst-coated membrane (CCMs) technology for green hydrogen production and will further test the technology with electrolyzer manufacturers.

Rivian restores original prices for R1T and R1S reservations, after much backlash

Green Car Reports

Nearly two days after the EV maker Rivian made significant price increases and essentially repositioned its R1T and R1S electric trucks, it agreed to honor original pricing for those who had reservations.

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Hyundai Motor targeting 7% of global EV market by 2030; 1.87M BEVs

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In Seoul, Hyundai Motor Company unveiled a strategic roadmap to accelerate its electrification ambition as it pursues sustainable progress for the company.

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Hyundai aims for 7% of global EV market by 2030, with half of US sales electric by then

Green Car Reports

Hyundai aims to capture 7% of the global EV market by 2030, but expects United States EVs sales to be much higher by then, according to a strategic overview released by the automaker Wednesday. That translates to an annual global EV sales target of 1.87

Siemens Energy secures 50 MW electrolyzer order from European Energy for first large-scale eMethanol project

Green Car Congress

European Energy , a Danish developer and operator of green energy projects, has ordered a 50 MW electrolyzer from Siemens Energy for use in developing the first large-scale commercial e-Methanol production facility.

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Jeep reveals first EV to arrive in 2023, part of Stellantis’ 25 US EVs by 2030

Green Car Reports

The first electric Jeep was teased Tuesday, during a presentation by parent company Stellantis outlining the company's EV plans. While it did release a couple of images, Stellantis didn't discuss details of the Jeep EV, which is scheduled to debut in 2023.

Kia targeting annual sales of 1.2M BEVs by 2030; 14 BEV models by 2027 including two electric pickup trucks

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Kia Corporation described its roadmap to 2030 at the company’s 2022 CEO Investor Day virtual event. The roadmap builds on Kia’s successful Plan S strategy first announced in 2020. Kia also announced its four key business targets for 2030.

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Audi FAW NEV Company to begin construction of new EV plant; 150k EVs per year

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Audi FAW NEV Company Ltd.—the —the first cooperation company with a majority interest held by Audi in China—is set too begin construction on its new EV plant in Changchun, following approval by the Chinese authorities. The new plant in Changchun will be the first production site in China where only all-electric Audi models roll of the line. Three models are initially slated for production at the site on the Premium Platform Electric (PPE) codeveloped with Porsche.

Ducati launches new racing electric bike, and it comes with a Ducati-sized price tag

Electrek

The Ducati Futa was just unveiled today as the Italian motorcycle maker’s first ever racing electric bicycle. The move marks an even stronger push by Ducati into the e-bike industry, expanding its offerings with a new format of e-bike. more….

Volvo Cars sales down 17.2% in February, share of electrified cars increased to 33%

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Volvo Cars reported sales of 42,067 cars in February, a decline by 17.2% compared with the same month last year. Sales of Volvo Cars’ Recharge models made up for 33.0% of all Volvo cars sold globally during the month. Sales of fully electric cars increased by 229.5% compared with the same month last year and made up 7.9% of total sales. In the first two months of the year, Volvo Cars sold 89,628 cars, a decline by 18.8% compared with the same period last year. Recharge sales increased by 7.0%

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Tesla Service Centers in Oklahoma in jeopardy after HB3994 heads to House

Teslarati

Tesla Service Centers in Oklahoma are in jeopardy following the unanimously passed HB3994 that aims to make manufacturers unable to service or sell cars directly to consumers in the State.

Ford splitting auto business into two distinct entities: Ford Blue and Ford Model e

Green Car Congress

Ford is continuing to transform its global automotive business, accelerating the development and scaling of electric, connected vehicles, while leveraging its nameplates to strengthen operating performance and take full advantage of engineering and industrial capabilities.

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Rocket Lab to build reusable Neutron rocket factory and launch pad in Virginia

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Rocket Lab has selected Virginian island to host the first launch site, factory, and landing pad for its next-generation Neutron rocket.

VinFast and Pininfarina detail designs of VF 8 and VF 9 EVs

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At Mobile World Congress 2022 (MWC 2022) in Barcelona, Vietnam-based VinFast and Pininfarina illustrated the details of the interior and exterior design of their electric vehicles, VF 8 and VF 9. These two EV models are expected to be launched throughout the global market by the middle of 2022.

Tesla battery partner Panasonic looking to build new factory in Oklahoma or Kansas: report

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Tesla battery partner Panasonic has decided to acquire a factory site in the United States for “high capacity lithium-ion batteries,” according to the Nippon H?s? kai (NHK) or the Japan Broadcasting Corporation. .

BMW investing more than $200M to add new press shop at Spartanburg plant

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BMW will invest more than $200 million to construct a 219,000-square-foot press shop at its South Carolina plant. The new press shop, which will start production in the summer of 2024, will take raw coils of steel, cut them into blanks, and stamp sheet metal parts for future BMW models.

Mountain town becomes ‘Tesla village’ after Model Y owner convinced a bunch of people to buy the electric SUV

Electrek

A small mountain town in China is becoming known as the “Tesla village” after a single Tesla owner convinced dozens of people to buy Model Y electric SUVs to use for their businesses. more….

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MAN investing up to €500M in hydrogen production; scaling up H-TEC SYSTEMS

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Over the next few years, MAN Energy Solutions will invest up to €500 million in its subsidiary H-TEC SYSTEMS to transform the hydrogen specialist into a mass-producer of PEM electrolyzers as quickly as possible. Our plan is clear.

Panasonic is planning a large battery cell factory in the US to supply Tesla’s demand, report says

Electrek

Panasonic is reportedly planning to build a large battery cell factory in the United States to supply Tesla, according to a new report from Japan. more…. The post Panasonic is planning a large battery cell factory in the US to supply Tesla’s demand, report says appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla’s Elon Musk invites UAW to hold a union vote “at their convenience”

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It would be pretty difficult to paint Tesla CEO Elon Musk as a union-busting boss now. In a recent comment, Musk formally invited the United Auto Workers (UAW) to hold a union vote at Tesla’s California plant “at their convenience.”

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After backlash, Rivian (RIVN) backtracks on price hike in letter from Founder/CEO RJ Scaringe

Electrek

Just two days ago, Rivian announced it would be either increasing the price of reservation holder vehicles $12,000+ or making reservation holders wait until 2024 at the earliest and giving them a smaller battery with a slower drivetrain and only two motors.

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Rivian backtracks price increase on all R1T, R1S preorders before March 1

Teslarati

Rivian said on Thursday morning that it would honor all preorder pricing on orders for its R1T and R1S all-electric vehicles placed on or before March 1. The decision comes just two days after Rivian placed a series of hefty price increases to its vehicles.

Kia’s turn: Hyundai’s counterpart expects 14 BEV models by 2027 including two pickup trucks and plans to be #1 purpose-built vehicle provider by 2030 

Electrek

Kia Corporation has followed parent company, Hyundai Motor Group, by delivering its own Investor Day virtual event, outlining its roadmap to further sustainability by 2030. The strategy includes 14 BEV models in the Kia lineup by 2027, as well as an expectation of 1.2

Ford used Alaska’s trickiest terrain to test the F-150 Lightning’s all-season capability

Teslarati

Ford is preparing for the first deliveries of its all-electric pickup the F-150 Lightning this Spring.

Tesla fears having to shut down service centers in Oklahoma as new bill passes committee

Electrek

Tesla fears having to shut down its stores and service centers in Oklahoma as a new bill banning direct sales and service from automaker has passed a House committee unanimously, and it’s heading to a vote. more….

Tesla is considering a significant expansion of its Fremont Factory

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Tesla’s Fremont Factory could have its production capacity increased, according to CEO Elon Musk. Tesla is “considering expanding [Fremont] significantly,” Musk said in a Tweet last night.

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Volvo Cars is the latest company taking a crack at wireless EV charging

Electrek

Swedish automaker, Volvo Cars, shared news that it is testing wireless EV charging technology in a live city environment to evaluate its potential.

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SpaceX launches ninth Falcon 9 rocket in nine weeks

Teslarati

SpaceX confirms that its ninth launch of 2022 was a success, meaning that the company has now completed nine orbital launches in less than nine weeks.

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3 record-breaking things that happened with EVs, clean energy, and battery storage in 2021

Electrek

2021 was a record-breaking year for investment in and deployment of clean energy, battery storage, and EVs in the US, according to the “2022 Sustainable Energy in America Factbook” published today by BloombergNEF (BNEF) and the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE). more….

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Tesla Gigafactory Berlin final environmental approval conference to be held Friday

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A conference about Tesla Gigafactory Berlin’s final environmental approval has been scheduled for tomorrow, March 4, 2022. During the event, Brandenburg Minister-President Dietmar Woidke would be discussing the approval decision for the high-profile electric vehicle factory.

Tesla reportedly receives final environmental approval to start production at Gigafactory Berlin, but there’s a catch

Electrek

Reports in Germany state that Tesla has received its final environmental approval at Gigafactory Berlin, but there’s apparently something else that might prevent production. A press conference is expected to explain everything on Friday. more….

Tesla and Musk are getting sued over CEO’s high-risk, high-reward payment plan

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s high-risk, high-reward pay package from 2018 has attracted a lawsuit from a TSLA shareholder, who argued that the executive’s compensation plan is excessive. Musk’s 2018 pay package was worth about $2.6

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Yamaha unveils two new 28 mph electric bikes for gravel and road riding using new mid-drive motor

Electrek

Yamaha Power Assist Bicycles, the electric bike division of Yamaha, has just announced two new updates to the brand’s US electric bicycle line: the Yamaha Wabash RT and the Yamaha CrossCore RC. more….

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Pentagon denies involvement in Elon Musk’s Starlink shipment to Ukraine

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During a recent briefing, Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby denied that the US Military had any hand in helping Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk in his efforts to send Starlink satellite kits to Ukraine, which is currently fighting a war with Russia.

Meet the Polestar O2 – A Sleek Droptop Concept EV

Drive Electric

Jaws off the floor please. Polestar’s new concept signals a very bright future for electric vehicles. Meet the O2. Most recent new electric cars have been SUVs, expensive saloons, or mainstream hatchbacks.

Tesla China Model Ys turned into mobile suites, boost tourism in mountain village

Teslarati

Tesla owners from a remote mountain village in China are turning their Model Y vehicles into mobile suites and boosting tourism in their local community. Tesla’s array of features like Camp Mode have provided car owners with novel ways to use their vehicles.

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Ditch gas and oil with this 20V cordless electric leaf blower for $51 (Reg. $85), more in New Green Deals

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If you’re dreading yard work because of all the heavy gas-powered tools in your garage right now, fret no more. Today, you can pick up a for just $51 , which is a massive savings from its normal $85 going rate.

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