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Kongsberg launches first full-scale hydrogen-based marine propulsion system; HySeas III

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Kongsberg has tested and verified a full-scale, full-size, zero-emissions drivetrain powered by hydrogen fuel cells designed for ships and ferries.

Tesla’s Full Self-Driving Beta 10.6 reveals focus on vision and precision


Tesla’s Full Self-Driving Beta program is getting a new version this weekend with Update Version 10.6, and the release notes show an extra emphasis on vision, object detection, and the precision of movements by the vehicle.

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Mercedes-Benz eVito panel van receives updated powertrain and battery

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Following in the footsteps of the Mercedes?Benz Benz eVito Tourer, the eVito panel van will also receive a comprehensive update of its electric powertrain and a new battery with an usable capacity of 60 kWh from the beginning of December.

Tesla officially brings closure to the Model Y’s forgotten variant


Tesla has officially eliminated the possibility of the Model Y Long Range Rear-Wheel Drive variant ever entering production. Earlier this week, the company updated Tesla owner accounts with this vehicle reservation, advising them to change their orders.

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Benchmark: lithium prices continue to rise

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Lithium prices continued to rise in November, with Chinese battery-grade prices surpassing the RMB 200,000/tonne (US$31,395/tonne) mark, according to Benchmark’s Lithium Price Assessment. Source: Benchmark Mineral Intelligence.

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Tesla pushes new Full Self-Driving Beta update with improved object detection


Tesla has started to push a new Full Self-Driving Beta software update (version 10.6) to its fleet with improved object detection. It’s the latest step in the long road to improve the FSD package and deliver on a promise to customers that has been delayed several times.

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WSJ: China to create new state-owned rare-earths giant

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The Wall Street Journal reported that China will create one of the world’s largest rare-earths companies with the aim of maintaining its dominance in the global supply chain of the strategic metals as tensions deepen with the US. Citing unnamed “people familiar with the matter”, the WSJ said that the move is expected to be announced this month.

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Lexus unveils hydrogen-engined ROV concept

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Lexus revealed a new ROV (Recreational Off-highway Vehicle) Concept, a hydrogen-engined vehicle offering near zero-emissions driving combined with extreme off-road capability.

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Awesomely Weird Alibaba EV of the Week: $700 electric bike with FIVE shock absorbers


I’m an electric bicycle guy through and through. You’ve probably seen me riding and testing any number of dozens of electric bicycles in the last few months – hundreds in the last year or two.

EVRE partners MAW to deploy more than 500 EV charging stations

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EVRE partners MAW to deploy more than 500 EV charging stations.

Quick Charge Podcast: December 4, 2021


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: December 4, 2021 appeared first on Electrek.

Rising battery costs, Nissan EV “ambition,” future Toyota EVs and Prime PHEVs: Today’s Car News

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Which petroleum giant partnered for battery swapping? Which automakers turned the focus to hydrogen internal combustion? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending December 3, 2021.

Return Of The Drive-In: EV Charging With Food Delivered To Car


Tesla CEO Elon Musk mentioned this, but Electrify America is already cooperating with restaurants to make it happen

Jennifer Granholm Visits CT to Promote EVs, Infrastructure and Jobs

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Publicity Event Held at EVSE, LLC, a Manufacturer of Commercial Grade EV Charging Equipment Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm made two appearances in CT on December 2nd to promote the job-creation and clean energy. Read more.

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Watch This Ford F-150 Lightning Chase Us


See impressive raw footage of the electric Ford F-150 on a demo track

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Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community to Electrify Indian Community Vehicles, In India– Two Wheeler Industry is Facing its Osborne Moment, Mercedes-Benz eVito Larger Battery Capacity

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India EVs & Two Wheeler & E Bicycles Indian two wheeler industry is facing its Osborne moment EZGO’s Affiliate Company Obtains Exclusive Rights to Operate E-Bicycle Sharing Services in Tancheng, Shandong Zero Electric Vehicles, Inc.

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Entry-Level Polestar 2 Shines In Bjørn's 1,000 Km Challenge


It even beats the launch edition version with a bigger battery, but despite improvements, falls behind the Tesla Model 3 SR

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MINI Electric Covered In Christmas Lights Touring UK & Raising Money For 3 Charities


MINI just launched a cool, fun, and helpful marketing campaign in the UK. The first cool part of it is that the car is 100% electric. It’s the MINI Electric. Secondly, it’s covered beautifully in Christmas lights.

Volvo C40 Recharge Gets More EPA Range Than Initially Anticipated


Is it related to the switch to the EPA 5-cycle test

Lithium Factory Announced Next To Tesla Giga Berlin


By Charles Morris Once Tesla’s new Berlin Gigafactory starts cranking out battery packs, it’s going to require plenty of lithium, among other raw materials.

How Much Quicker Is A Tesla With Three Jet Engines Strapped To It?


This is somewhat of an unofficial preview of the upcoming Tesla Roadster that is supposed to feature rockets for extra boost

4-Motor, Crab-Walking Tesla Cybertruck Coming


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Electric Cars Dominate 2021 Top Gear Awards


Electric cars scooped up the bulk of the awards at TG’s annual event

Legacy Combustion Vehicles Drop Below 50% Share In Germany As Plugins Grab Over A Third Of the Market


Europe’s largest auto market, Germany, saw plugin electric vehicles take 34.4% share in November, up from 20.5% a year ago. Full electrics (BEVs) alone took 20.3% share, well ahead of diesel at 15.8% share. Combined legacy combustion powertrains fell below 50% share for the first time.

Lexus NX 450h+ Enters The Market: 37 EV Miles, 18 kWh, $55,650 MSRP


The first plug-in hybrid Lexus - with a Toyota RAV4 Prime powertrain

UK Offers Array Of Incentives To Rivian To Help Secure Factory


The British government is desperate for Rivian to choose the UK as the location for their European plant


Meet Vilner's Stylish Take On The Tesla Model 3


Vilner's Model 3 proves subtle tweaks can have a major impact

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