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Baidu Apollo to launch fully driverless ride-hailing services in Beijing; health code scan to enter

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Baidu will open fully driverless robotaxi services to the public in Beijing starting tomorrow. This will be China’s first paid autonomous vehicle service where users can hail a robotaxi without a safety driver behind the steering wheel.

Tesla’s battery push, Mach-E GT, Lightyear One, EV and PHEV deals: The Week in Reverse

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Can the Lightyear One go 450 miles with a 60-kwh battery? Will the Tesla Model Y be the world’s top-selling vehicle next year? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending April 30, 2021.

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Copper prices rise to 10-year high, near record

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The price of copper on the London Metal Exchange (LME) rose to $9,990/t on 29 April, marking a ten-year high and closing in on the record high LME price of $10,147.50/t on 14 February 2011.

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Tesla plans to retrofit its pedestrian warning system in older vehicles


Tesla is reportedly planning to retrofit its Pedestrian Warning System (PWS) into older Model 3s and Model Ys that were built between specific dates.

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BMW Group launches battery component production in Leipzig and Regensburg

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The BMW Group is launching production of battery components at its plants in Leipzig and Regensburg and expanding its e-drive production network. It has been less than a year since the decision was made to expand production capacity for e-drives in Germany.

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Awesomely Weird Alibaba EV of the Week: This sweet $1,250 side-car electric bike


Electric bicycles are all about putting a smile on your face while taking the pain out of cycling. I’ve seen macho men hop on their first electric bike and roll around giggling like a toddler. And what could be better than sharing that kind of fun with a passenger in an old-fashioned sidecar?

NASEM announces provisional committee for new study on life cycle analyses of low-carbon fuels

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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s (NASEM’s) Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology (BEST) announced the provisional committee for a new consensus study, Current Methods for Life Cycle Analyses of Low Carbon Transportation Fuels in the United States. Low carbon fuel standards, such as the Federal Renewable Fuel Standard and the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard, are major US programs for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transportation fuels.

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International Energy Agency: Expect 145 Million EVs Globally By 2030


What do you think the EV future will look like

Electric vehicles get cleaner every year. Here's how.

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I often hear EV skeptics say some variation of, “Unless electric vehicles are charged with 100% renewables, they’re still contributing to pollution.”

Revisting Last Summer’s Electrifying Engineering, Timeless Education

EV Obssesion

As summer approaches, many schools are winding down the school year and remote-learning programs that were set in motion by the Coronavirus pandemic. Parents, teachers and students everywhere are seeking educational content and new ways to keep kids’ minds active and inspired outside the classroom.

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Ford Announces New Electric Light Commercial Vehicle


It will be produced from 2024 in Romania, alongside a conventional version that will enter the market a year earlier

Road Test: 2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge T8 PHEV

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Local Electric Driving, No Range Anxiety. Volvo has been talking about going electric a lot lately. The company plans to do it with a mixture of all-electric vehicles, like the new XC40 Recharge, and plug-in hybrid versions of its SUVs and sedans. The XC90 Recharge is an example of the second group.

Rumor: Ford Nears Decision To Develop A Second MEB-Based Model


The company already is working on the first one

Top 5 Tesla Model 3 Console Organization Devices

The Tesla Model 3 has one of the most beautiful interiors you can find in a car of its class. The focal point of the. The post Top 5 Tesla Model 3 Console Organization Devices appeared first on Tesla Model 3

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Ford's Powerful Electric F-150 Truck To Resurrect Lightning Name


Ford likes using old names for its new EVs

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Tesla Siblings & Wuling Mini EV Shine in Hot EV Market — Global EV Sales Report


Plugin vehicle registrations were up an impressive 173% last month, to some 531,000 units. That made March the second best month ever for plugin vehicles, only behind the 571,000 units of last December. Full electric vehicles (BEVs) jumped 145%, to some 351,000 units.

Toyota Expected To Produce Plug-Ins At Princeton Plant In Indiana


Two all-new electrified SUV models were confirmed

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Why e-Fuels in Cars Make No Economic or Environmental Sense


Originally published on Transport & Environment By Eoin Bannon With the review of the EU CO? emissions standards for cars and vans scheduled for June 2021, some, notably the oil and gas industry and automotive suppliers, are advocating adding CO?

Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Vs Ram 1500 TRX: 0-60 MPH Comparison


The slowest Model 3 versus the fastest Ram truck

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Tesla Needs An Un-PR Department


This might date me, but who remembers the old 7 Up commercials? They branded themselves as the “Uncola,” because the taste and texture of 7 Up (and later Sprite, Sierra Mist, etc.) is so different from traditional Cola drinks like Coca Cola and Dr. Pepper.

How Many News Orgs & Tesla Critics Will Now Share That Autopilot Was Not On In Houston Tesla Crash?


I saw it again yesterday — a major media outlet (a major tech outlet even) was writing a story about Elon Musk and Tesla and added the false information that the Tesla Model S P100DL that recently crashed in Houston, resulting in the death of two men in the car, was on Autopilot. It was […]. Autonomous Vehicles Cars Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Media Elon Musk Tesla Tesla accidents Tesla autopilot Tesla crashes

International Energy Agency: Expect 145 Million Electric Vehicles Worldwide by 2030


Originally published on EV Annex. Forecasts for electric vehicle growth tend to be all over the map. This week, the International Energy Agency (IEA) published its predictions as they relate to the expected worldwide surge in EVs.