Mon.May 03, 2021

Aker Solutions wins FEED contract for e-Fuel plant in Norway

Green Car Congress

Aker Solutions has signed a contract with Nordic Blue Crude (NBC) for front-end engineering and design (FEED) of a new e-Fuel facility at Herøya in Porsgrunn, Norway. The e-Fuel plant is planned to produce CO 2 -neutral fuel by using green hydrogen and furnace gas from an existing factory.

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Study: 1 in 5 EV owners go back to gasoline, and home charging is a big issue

Green Car Reports

Fortunately, most Americans who make the shift to an electric vehicle are converts for life. As we’ve heard in so many different ways from those who’ve seen the light, there’s no turning back. But it’s not always that way.

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Direct lithium extraction company EnergyX secures $20M in funding commitments

Green Car Congress

Direct lithium extraction (DLE) technology company Energy Exploration Technologies Inc. EnergyX) has secured commitments of $20 million in financing. The company said that the funding makes it the highest-valued direct lithium extraction technology company on the market.

Viritech Apricale: Exotic-looking fuel-cell-powered hydrogen hypercar is a "statement of intent"

Green Car Reports

United Kingdom-based startup Viritech is developing a hydrogen fuel-cell hypercar, but it doesn't plan to become a full-time automaker. Rather, the Viritech Apricale will serve as a flashy demonstrator for the startup's hydrogen tech.

Auckland Transport begins 2-year trial of hydrogen bus

Green Car Congress

Auckland (NZ) Transport is beginning a 2-year trial of a 3-axle hydrogen fuel cell bus.The trial will assess operational performance how operating costs compare to diesel and electric buses of similar configurations. The bus carries 43 seated and 31 standing adults.

Cute Citroën Ami EV coming to US, as part of Free2Move car-sharing

Green Car Reports

Citroën is returning to the United States, albeit on a very limited basis. Last week the Free2Move mobility service operated by the French automaker's parent company announced in a LinkedIn post that it would add the Citroën Ami EV to its Washington, D.C. car-sharing operation.

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UC Davis study finds discontinuance rate of 21% for California PHEV adopters, 19% for BEV adopters

Green Car Congress

Discontinuance is the term applied to the abandoning of a new technology by someone who was once an adopter or user. A new study by Scott Hardman and Gil Tal at the University of California, Davis has found that discontinuance occurs at a rate of 21% for California plug-in hybrid adopters and 19% for California battery electric vehicle adopters. Hardman and Tal surveyed 4167 plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) owners in California.

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Williams Advanced Engineering partners with Italdesign to create complete high-performance EV solution

Green Car Congress

Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE) and Italdesign are parterning to provide the upper premium automotive sector with a complete high-performance EV production solution.

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EXCLUSIVE: Tesla Giga Berlin isn’t facing a 6-month delay: German Minister

Teslarati

Tesla Giga Berlin is the electric automaker’s first European production facility, and it is slated to begin production of the Model Y crossover later this year.

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Researchers develop Na-ion direct formate fuel cell for co-production of electricity and hydrogen

Green Car Congress

Researchers at Xi’an Jiaotong University in China have developed a Na-ion direct formate fuel cell to co-produce electricity and hydrogen (e-h 2 Na-DFFC). A paper on their work is published in the Journal of Power Sources.

Another devastating Chevy Bolt fire just days after fix announced

Electrek

There were 6 Chevy Bolt fires last year that led to a recall, and the ink is still wet on the “final fix” announcement. Today news comes of another Chevy Bolt fire that occurred in Ashburn, Virginia on May 1st.

DOE awards $19M to 13 initiatives in fossil-fuel areas to produce rare earth elements and critical minerals

Green Car Congress

The US Department of Energy (DOE) awarded $19 million for 13 projects in traditionally fossil-fuel-producing communities across the country to support production of rare earth elements and critical minerals essential to the manufacturing of batteries, magnets, and other components important to the clean energy economy. Facing persistent shortages in domestic supply, the US has been forced to rely on imported materials, leaving clean energy technology production at greater risk of disruption.

Is Louisiana Planning To Charge EV Owners $400/Y While Rejecting Increased Gas Taxes?

EV Obssesion

Louisiana is well known for having severely bad roads. You can always tell when you cross the state line–the roads are smoother in Mississippi, Texas, and Arkansas. Recently, there was a bill proposed to increase gasoline taxes and tax EV owners $400 per year to own an EV in the state.

Rosatom and EDF Group partner to develop green hydrogen in Russia and Europe

Green Car Congress

Russian Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation and the EDF Group signed a strategic cooperation agreement in March 2021 to develop green hydrogen in Russia and Europe. In particular, the EDF and Rosatom agreement aims to develop initiatives in the sectors of mobility and industrial complex decarbonization, and anticipates research and development cooperation on new CO 2 -neutral hydrogen technologies. Hydrogen energy is one of Rosatom’s R&D priorities.

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Elon Musk’s 10-year Tesla market cap target is 91% complete-after just 3 years

Teslarati

Back in 2018, Elon Musk and Tesla ( NASDAQ:TSLA ) proposed a compensation plan that was just about as insane as the vehicles that the company produces.

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EGEB: The world’s most powerful wind turbine passes the typhoon test

Electrek

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): GE’s Haliade-X offshore wind turbines are awarded typhoon certification. United Auto Workers union says only US-made EVs should get tax incentives.

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Tesla Model 3 taxis drive NY’s approval for more all-electric yellow cabs

Teslarati

The New York Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) approved a pilot program to introduce more electric taxis into the city’s yellow cab industry.

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Ermenegildo Zegna Teams with Stellantis

The Truth About Cars

Today, the Ermenegildo Zegna Group announced its affiliation with Stellantis. By 2025, the Zegna Group’s entire fleet of 200 will go green. A new green-car policy has gone into effect at the company, well known for its pricy clothing and accessories.

Tesla releases specs for its new Powerwall+ energy storage system

Teslarati

Tesla is releasing the specifications for its new Powerwall+ energy storage system, according to a new product information sheet that a potential customer posted. Tesla’s Powerwall is the energy storage system that the company utilizes for Solar customers.

Tesla said to be facing 6-month delay in opening Gigafactory Berlin, based on German report

Electrek

Tesla’s issues in Germany have now reportedly resulted in a six-month delay of the start of production at Gigafactory Berlin, according to a local industry paper.

Tesla’s prefab Superchargers are solving a rarely-addressed problem

Teslarati

Inasmuch as Tesla has a vast network of Superchargers that are capable of charging its vehicles’ batteries quickly and conveniently, long-distance travel could still be challenging at times.

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Arrival partners with Uber to design an EV for ride-share drivers

Electrek

EV startup Arrival has announced a new partnership with Uber to design and develop a purpose-built EV specifically for ride-share drivers. Arrival plans to invite Uber’s drivers to participate in the design process to ensure this new “Arrival Car” meets their needs.

Tesla Energy gets positive outlook over its solar and batteries’ momentum

Teslarati

Canaccord Genuity maintains a positive outlook for Tesla Energy’s future after TSLA’s Q1 2021 earnings call. In a note shared by Street Guru , Canaccord wrote that Tesla is becoming “The Brand” in energy generation and storage.

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F-150 Lightning, Citroën EV in America, Apricale fuel-cell hypercar, electric rejecters: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Citroën EVs might soon be available in some U.S. cities. Another hydrogen-tech company is planning a fuel-cell supercar. The fully electric F-150 might be badged F-150 Lightning. And not everyone who goes electric stays electric. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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Tesla’s Head Product Designer hints at Cybertruck diecast model

Teslarati

Tesla’s Director of Product Design, Javier Verdura, hinted toward the possibility of a Cybertruck diecast model hitting the online shop for fans and enthusiasts to purchase for their own collections. For a long time, Tesla has offered diecast models of its electric vehicles on its online shop.

Elon Musk might not take a salary from Tesla, but his compensation could reach $30 billion this year

Electrek

Elon Musk famously doesn’t accept his salary from Tesla, but the CEO still has a generous compensation plan that has the potential to net him around $30 billion this year.

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The More We Get Together, The Happier We’ll Be

Energy Institute at HAAS

More regional cooperation is needed to achieve Biden’s carbon-free grid. You may or may not be familiar with the children’s song alluded to in the title, but it is what … Continue Reading The More We Get Together, The Happier We’ll Be.

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The refrigerant industry asked for HFC phase-out, and the EPA just delivered

Electrek

Elon Tweets That Rawlinson Was Never Chief Engineer At Tesla. Except He Was

InsideEVs

You need to look no further than Tesla's own website for proof

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BMW and Ford invest in $130 million round for solid-state battery company Solid Power

Electrek

BMW and Ford are ramping up investment in solid-state batteries with a new $130 million financing round in Solid Power. more… The post BMW and Ford invest in $130 million round for solid-state battery company Solid Power appeared first on Electrek.

Safer and Self-Driving Cars Now on Roads

Clean Fleet Report

They’re Coming Soon Than Predicted. [Ed. note: We’re republishing this article because it’s a good reminder of how technology timelines can slip and yet things are clearly moving forward.

Bye Aerospace unveils all-electric airplane-eFlyer 800

Electric Vehicles India

Bye Aerospace unveils all-electric airplane-eFlyer 800. A Denver-Colorado based Bye Aerospace has unveiled an 8-seat all-electric twin turbo-prop-class airplane eFlyer 800 which aims at the air taxi, air cargo, regional and character aircraft markets.

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Polestar Launches New Digital Key & Updated App for Polestar 2

EV Obssesion

This new electric bike is one of the lightest e-bikes in the world

Electrek

Ribble is no stranger to lightweight e-bikes. Now the company’s latest model, the Ribble Endurance SL e Hero, is pushing the brand even further as it becomes one of the lightest e-bikes in the world.

Tesla Chief Designer takes Arcimoto’s FUV for a spin

Teslarati

Tesla Chief Designer Franz von Holzhausen test drove an Arcimoto, a pure electric “fun utility vehicle” or FUV. The designer of the iconic S3XY line could be heard comparing some aspects of the Arcimoto to a Tesla vehicle in a video shared via Twitter.

UK: Electric Highway Opens Largest Motorway Fast-Charging Site

InsideEVs

It's equipped with 12 ultra-fast chargers

SpaceX’s upgraded Starship set for test flight despite sore NASA contract losers

Teslarati

Within the last week, while SpaceX has been diligently working to ready an upgraded Starship prototype for its first launch, former competitors Blue Origin and Dynetics – both of which recently lost a historic NASA Moon lander contract to SpaceX – have filed “protests” and forced the space agency to freeze work (and funds).