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Liquid Wind selects Worley to design first eMethanol plant

Green Car Congress

The Liquid Wind consortium in Sweden has selected Worley to provide basic engineering services for one of the world’s first commercial-scale eMethanol facilities.

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This electric truck stop won't offer gas or diesel—just 25 MW of solar-supplemented charging

Green Car Reports

The startup WattEV aims to build a 25-megawatt electric-only truck stop in Bakersfield, California, with charging powered by a solar array. The site will be open to the public, but WattEV also plans to use the charging stations for its own fleet of vehicles.

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Study links deterioration of concrete and asphalt to trace quantities of organic matter; diesel exhaust, windshield washer fluids

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Cement and asphalt are vital to modern construction materials; cement is used for the construction of various buildings and structures, while asphalt is primarily used for highways and runways. They have been widely used for these purposes since the 1800s.

Tesla Giga Texas’ Model Y front megacast is as intimidating as it is revolutionary

Teslarati

Tesla made waves a few months ago when it revealed that it was already utilizing single-piece megacasts for the Model Y’s rear underbody. The innovation was evident with automotive veterans such as Sandy Munro praising Tesla for its bold strategy.

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QuantumScape and Volkswagen to select location for solid-state battery JV pilot-line facility; 1GWh to start

Green Car Congress

Solid-state battery developer QuantumScape Corporation ( earlier post ) has entered into an agreement with Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. to select the location of their joint-venture solid-state battery pilot-line facility by the end of 2021. The companies currently contemplate Salzgitter, Germany for the location. The pilot-line facility, QS-1, will initially be a 1-gigawatt hour (GWh) battery cell commercial production plant for electric vehicle batteries.

SpaceX on track to launch eight Falcon 9 rockets in six weeks

Teslarati

After yesterday’s successful Starlink-26 launch , SpaceX is now more than half of the way to completing eight orbital Falcon 9 launches in six weeks.

Lion Electric selected to participate in fleet electrification program; Lion6 and Lion8 vehicles

Green Car Congress

Canada-based Lion Electric Company, a manufacturer of all-electric medium- and heavy-duty urban vehicles, has been selected to participate in the Heritage-Romeo Power Fleet Electrification Program. The Heritage-Romeo Power Fleet Electrification Program is a collaboration between Heritage, a leader in environmental, sustainability and recycling services, and Romeo Power to execute on Heritage’s fleet electrification strategy.

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Multiple Tesla Superchargers blocked in one fell swoop by creative pickup truck

Teslarati

Creativity and resourcefulness typically inspire admiration. It takes serious thought, after all, to come up with a solution when in a pinch. But creativity and resourcefulness can also go the opposite way, and when it does, facepalm-inducing incidents may happen.

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BYD Electric Buses, Trucks Eligible for $165 Million In HVIP Money

EV Obssesion

LOS ANGELES, CALIF.

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Rivian prepares to ramp production for R1T deliveries this summer

Teslarati

Rivian seems set to begin ramping the production of its R1T pickup truck as it heads towards its intended summer deliveries. Recently, Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe gave the public a sneak peek at what seems to be the R1T’s production.

New all-Electric Fiat 500 Picks up Duo of Trophies

EV Obssesion

Rivian Makes Appearance in CT to Support SB 127

EV Club of CT

Rivian Brings New R1T to CT in Support of Direct Sales With the fate of SB 127 hanging in the balance in the waning days of the 2021 legislative session, a pre-production version of the. Read more. Advocacy Blog Electric Vehicles Legislation News

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Volkswagen ID.4 range Expands with Addition of 52 kWh battery

EV Obssesion

Volkswagen ID.4 range expands with addition of 52 kWh battery, two new motors and an entry-level model eligible for the Plug-in Vehicle Grant ‘Pure’ and ‘Pure Performance’ battery and motor options now available New powertrains available in City or Style trim levels Entry-level ID.4

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Ioniq 5 Drives Hyundai Plug-In Car Sales Up In April 2021

InsideEVs

The hydrogen fuel cell NEXO model is growing as well

QuantumScape & Volkswagen Sign Agreement to Select Location for Joint Venture Pilot-Line Facility

EV Obssesion

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS –(BUSINESS WIRE)– QuantumScape Corporation, (NYSE: QS, or “QuantumScape”) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

Mercedes EQT Will Look A Lot Like This Rendering

InsideEVs

The EQT will be the fully-electric version of the T-Class, a model created on Renault Kangoo underpinnings

CUPRA Born, 100% Electric Model & Primavera Sound Join Forces to Inspire the World from Barcelona

EV Obssesion

CUPRA and music festival Primavera Sound sign a partnership agreement for the next three years Partnership signals a new era for the festival, which will increase its capacity in 2022 in its most ambitious year yet The two brands will reveal the festival’s artist line-up on May 25th, powered by the CUPRA Born. the brand’s first […].

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Why Is It So Popular? Autogefühl Checks Out Tesla Model 3 SR+

InsideEVs

A compelling product at a reasonable price maybe

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Volkswagen & QuantumScape Sign Agreement To Pick A Location For Their Joint Venture Pilot-Line Facility

CleanTechnica

QuantumScape, which is developing solid-state lithium-metal batteries for electric vehicles, has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Volkswagen Group of America to pick the location of the two companies’ joint-venture solid-state battery pilot-line facility by the end of this year.

Let’s Not Shoot Tesla Owners In The Head, Tim Dillon

CleanTechnica

Warning, this is a little graphic and is presented as “comedy” but could be seen as encouraging the killing of innocent people living their lives. Standup comedian Tim Dillon went on a rant and said that he hopes Tesla owners start getting shot in the head.

The Ongoing Parallels Between Tesla & Apple

CleanTechnica

Originally posted on EVANNEX. Is Tesla the next Apple? Is Elon Musk the next Steve Jobs? Such comparisons are often amplified within investment communities. But are there really such striking parallels between these two Silicon Valley companies?

Elon Musk Response To UFC Fighter Is More Evidence Of What Could Be Another Record Quarter For Tesla

CleanTechnica

In the first quarter of 2021, Tesla was profitable for the 7th straight quarter and broke several records, including sales records set in Q4 2020. So, the following scenario comes as no surprise and reflects just how high the demand for Tesla vehicles truly is.

Chinese Media Outlet Apologizes To Tesla For FUD — Perhaps Other Outlets Should Take Notes

CleanTechnica

Twitter user Ray4Tesla shared that an automobile social media outlet in China took responsibility for the fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD) it spread against Tesla in China. The network publicly apologized to Tesla for spreading the rumors of brake failure without any evidence.

Peugeot Shines in Hot French Plugin Electric Vehicle Market — Charts

CleanTechnica

The French plugin vehicle market continues in the fast lane, with April’s plugin share reaching 15% (6.8% That keeps the year-to-date (YTD) share at a record 14% (6.9% BEV), which is a 3% increase over the 2020 result (11%). The 20% share I predicted for the whole of this year looks on target.

Army of Tesla’s Refreshed Model S Cars Spotted in a Flyover of Fremont Factory

CleanTechnica

Tesla is about to unleash an army of the newly refreshed Model S (Plaid) vehicles, and we are here for it. The vehicles were spotted at the Tesla factory in Fremont in a drone flyover. Gabincal shared the video on YouTube and noted that the Refreshed vehicles were everywhere.

Workers At Tesla Giga Texas Get Up Close & Personal With The Tesla Cybertruck

CleanTechnica

A new video of the Tesla Cybertruck at Giga Texas has found its way to TikTok and Twitter user Marc Benton, who shared the video on Twitter. In the video, construction workers get up close and personal with the Cybertruck.

A City Planning Model In Shanghai Reveals Land Reserved For Tesla Giga Shanghai

CleanTechnica

Kelvin Yang has shared a photo on Twitter that may be of particular interest to Tesla/EV followers. He noted that Shanghai’s city planning office has a city model that reveals land that is reserved for Tesla Giga Shanghai. He also shared an article with more info.

Volkswagen Group Is #1 — By Far — In Fully Electric Vehicle Sales In 10 European Countries

CleanTechnica

After reporting on top electric vehicle sales in 10 European countries, a reader indicated it would be even more interesting to see the combined sales numbers of different automotive groups or alliances in that region. It was an interesting idea, so I ran with it.