Wed.Apr 14, 2021

Neste, NuStar expand renewable fuel hub in Northern California

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Neste and NuStar Energy L.P. announced that supply trucks are now able to load Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel at the NuStar-operated Selby Terminal near San Francisco, California. The first gallons have been safely picked up and delivered to the nearby Monterey Regional Airport.

Report: GM planning second US battery plant with LG in Tennessee

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General Motors is reportedly making plans with the South Korean battery supplier LG Chem for a second joint U.S. battery plant—this one in Tennessee. According to Reuters, confirming multiple sources familiar with the plans on Wednesday, the $2.3


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Cummins and Tula study of Diesel Dynamic Skip Fire (dDSF) shows 74% reduction in NOx, 5% in CO2 on low load cycle

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Cummins Inc. and Tula Technology, Inc.,

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2022 Mazda MX-30 preview: Rotary-ready freak of the future bucks big batteries

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Those who gripe that all electric vehicles are starting to look the same and follow the same specs should probably take a good look at the Mazda MX-30. The automaker on Wednesday confirmed that its MX-30 electric vehicle, which is already available in Europe, is coming to California this fall.

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Yamaha Motor accepting orders for prototype 350kW-class hyper-EV electric motor

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Yamaha Motor has developed an electric motor reaching the industry’s highest class in output density. This unit is aimed at use in hyper-EV models and other offerings in the high-output mobility segment; Yamaha is accepting orders for commissioned prototype development from April this year.

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Report: Microplastic pollution from vehicle tires is a serious global issue

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Not all vehicle emissions come from tailpipes. At any given time, 1,100 tons of microplastic is floating over the United States, and much of it comes from vehicle tires, according to a recent Wired report.

New powertrain line-up for Hyundai 2022 Tucson

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Hyundai’s 2022 Tucson, with its all-new design, will begin arriving in the US market this spring (gasoline and hybrid models), with plug-in models available in summer 2021. The new 2022 Tucson internal combustion models will be produced at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) and Ulsan, Korea.

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Mazda’s first EV MX-30 coming to US market in fall 2021; series-hybrid version with rotary engine to follow

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Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) announced the introduction of the all-new Mazda MX-30, the brand’s first battery-electric vehicle that was unveiled at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, to the US market beginning in fall 2021 with California dealerships.

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2022 Audi Q4 E-Tron preview: Electric quattro utility for the masses

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Audi officially revealed the exterior design and styling, as well as many specs and details, for its compact fully electric crossover, called the Q4 E-Tron.

Udelv to use Mobileye DRIVE in more than 35,000 autonomous delivery vehicles

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Mobileye, an Intel Company, and Udelv, a Silicon Valley venture-backed company, announced that Mobileye’s self-driving system—Mobileye Drive—will “drive” the next-generation Udelv autonomous delivery vehicles (ADV), called “Transporters.”

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Tesla’s (TSLA) controversial Bitcoin investment could already be up over $1.3B


Tesla’s ( NASDAQ:TSLA ) decision to invest $1.5 billion of its cash in Bitcoin back in January appears to be the right move. With Bitcoin hitting over $64,118 as of writing, Tesla’s rather controversial investment could very well be up over $1.3 billion.

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UMD-led study: road salts and other human sources are threatening world’s freshwater supplies

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When winter storms threaten to make travel dangerous, people often turn to salt, spreading it liberally over highways, streets and sidewalks to melt snow and ice.

Harley’s electric moped stalled, so this 55 mph Chinese version ripped off the design


Back in 2018 Harley-Davidson unveiled one of the coolest-looking electric mopeds we had seen at the time. But years later the Milwaukee-based motorcycle manufacturer hasn’t shown us any more progress than a two-year-old prototype.

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California Energy Commission announces first incentive project for zero-emission truck and bus infrastructure

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California Energy Commission?(CEC)?has has approved a first-of-its-kind project to accelerate the deployment of infrastructure needed to fuel zero-emission trucks, buses and equipment. Administered by CALSTART, the EnergIIZE Commercial Vehicles (Energy Infrastructure Incentives for Zero-Emission Commercial Vehicles) project will use a concierge-like model working directly with eligible applicants to help plan and fund the purchase of charging and hydrogen fueling infrastructure.

Mazda announces MX-30 EV coming to US market this fall


Mazda announced that its first-ever EV, the MX-30 crossover SUV, will be making its way to the US this fall. Beginning with dealerships in California, the battery-powered SUV will kick off an electrified fleet from Mazda that will also include a PHEV version of the MX-30 with a rotary generator.

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Ampcera announces internal battery heating architecture for fast-charging solid-state batteries

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Ampcera Inc., a developer of solid electrolyte technologies for advanced electric vehicle batteries ( earlier post ), announced a new, low-cost, energy-efficient internal heating battery architecture that directly targets the solid electrolyte separator, the key component in solid-state batteries.

Tesla supplier Pegatron is building a parts plant in Texas


Recent reports have indicated that Taiwan’s Pegatron has selected a site in El Paso, Texas, for an upcoming production facility that would provide parts for American electric car maker Tesla.

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Proterra selected in electric bus contract by Washington State Department of Enterprise Services

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Proterra Inc has been selected by the Washington State Department of Enterprise Services as a vendor to supply zero-emission battery-electric transit buses and charging infrastructure under the state’s regional Cooperative Purchasing Contract. Proterra was chosen to help streamline local transit agencies’ access to vehicles that best meet their specific transit system needs.

Tesla promises to store all data collected in China locally


Tesla is promising to store all data that it will collect in China locally following concerns regarding data collection and even spying. more… The post Tesla promises to store all data collected in China locally appeared first on Electrek. Electrek

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SpaceX Falcon Heavy beats out ULA Vulcan rocket for NASA Moon rover launch


SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket appears to have edged out competitor United Launch Alliance’s (ULA) next-generation Vulcan Centaur launch vehicle to send a NASA rover and commercial lander to the Moon in 2023.

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Tesla next-gen ‘Full Self-Driving’ is delayed to May-June, subscription coming next month


Elon Musk has provided an update on the timeline for the next-generation of its “Full Self-Driving Beta” system and the availability of the package as a monthly subscription.

Top 10 Electric Vehicle Manufacturers in India 2021

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Top 10 Electric Vehicle Manufacturers in India 2021. The electric vehicles market in India is growing rapidly and all the automakers are trying to bring new electric vehicles into the market. In this article let’s look into the Top 10 Electric Vehicle Manufacturers in India. .

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Ampler’s classy electric bikes expanding further across Europe after sales figures double


Ampler Bikes has just released its latest sales figures as well as its plans to continue its European expansion in order to grow its e-bike market. more… The post Ampler’s classy electric bikes expanding further across Europe after sales figures double appeared first on Electrek.

Mazda MX-30, pollution from tires, Europe’s problem with PHEVs: Today’s Car News

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Mazda makes its rotary range-extended MX-30 official for the U.S. Microplastic pollution from tires is a serious environmental issue. And Europe is thinking about revoking some of the green halo from plug-in hybrids. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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Audi unveils production version of e-tron Q4 electric SUV with over 300 miles of range


Audi is unveiling today the production version of the e-tron Q4 and e-tron Q4 Sportsback, the German brand’s latest electric SUV. It is expected to expand Audi’s electric vehicle lineup to a new and less expensive segment.

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Video: Tesla Model 3 Using Smart Summon In Crazy Louisiana Storms $tsla @Tesla

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Watch below as a Tesla Model 3 owner uses Tesla’s Smart Summon to safely keep him from getting caught up in a crazy Louisiana storm. The owner of the Model 3 was doing the same thing I was when this freak storm decided to unleash its fury on the Albertson parking lot.

Ford unveils new hands-free driver-assist system ‘similar to Tesla Autopilot’ coming to Mustang Mach-E


Ford is today unveiling BlueCruise, a hands-free highway driving system, which it describes as “similar to Tesla Autopilot.” ” The new system is going to be pushed as an optional over-the-air software update to Ford Mustang Mach-E owners.

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Tesla FSD Subscription and ‘Download Beta’ button coming soon


Tesla CEO Elon Musk made two big announcements about the company’s Full Self-Driving suite. He shared that Tesla’s FSD download beta button could come out as early as next month or by June this year.

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Another major EU country to offer $3,000 e-bike credit to trade in your old gas car


Cash-for-clunker style programs that offer an incentive to swap an old gas-powered car for a new electric bicycle are gaining steam across Europe. more… The post Another major EU country to offer $3,000 e-bike credit to trade in your old gas car appeared first on Electrek. Electrek

Volkswagen ID.3 range now starts from £28,370

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City and Style trim level VW ID.3s with 45kWh battery offer new entries into EV ownership

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GM is about to announce a second massive battery cell gigafactory in US with LG


GM is about to announce a new massive battery cell gigafactory in the US in partnership with LG Energy Solutions, according to industry sources. more… The post GM is about to announce a second massive battery cell gigafactory in US with LG appeared first on Electrek. Electrek

Ford shows BlueCruise hands-free driving while CEO Farley takes jab at Tesla


Ford released a new video of its BlueCruise hands-free driving system earlier today. It didn’t come with a straightforward approach, either as the company’s CEO, Jim Farley , took a jab at Tesla in a Tweet that highlighted the new driver assistance feature.

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EGEB: UK EV owners to get free charging with excess clean energy


In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): Good Energy and ZapMap offer the first EV “time-of-use” free tariff powered by 100% clean electricity. Here’s how you can take a virtual EV drive with race car driver Leilani Münter, and also ask her questions.

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Tesla Model 3 was best-selling EV in the Netherlands in March


The Tesla Model 3 was the best-selling electric vehicle in the Netherlands in March 2021, capturing its first monthly gold medal since September 2020.

Toyota partners with Apex.AI to develop autonomous platform


Software systems developer Apex.AI has announced a partnership with Woven Planet under Toyota to help develop and deploy a production-ready autonomy stack. Woven Planet will use Apex.OS

Elon Musk’s Boring Company introduces updated lineup of tunneling products


Elon Musk’s Boring Company has announced its updated lineup of tunneling products and services. With its expanded list of offerings, The Boring Company could extend its reach beyond mass transportation.

The schools at the front lines of solar


In the early 2010s, Pat Collins, a 7th-grade life science teacher at Chisago Lakes Middle School — in Lindstrom, Minnesota, about 35 miles northeast of the Twin Cities — was having a discussion about solar panels with his students.