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EIA expects significant increases in US wholesale electricity prices this summer

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The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts that prices in US wholesale electricity markets this summer will significantly increase over last summer’s prices.

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Ahead of cheaper 2023 Chevy Bolt EV, GM incentive gives 2022 models nearly the same discount

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The 2023 Chevrolet Bolt EV gets a major price cut, but there's no need to wait for it, as General Motors is heavily discounting 2022 models, according to CarsDirect. Beginning June 8, all 2022 Bolt EVs became eligible for a $5,900 rebate, according to the website.

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MAN Engines puts first dual-fuel hydrogen-powered engines for workboats into operation

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MAN Engines recently put its first two dual-fuel hydrogen-powered engines for work boats into serial operation. The engines are twelve-cylinder diesel engines of type MAN D2862 LE448, each with an output of 749 kW (1019 hp) at 2100 rpm.

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2023 GMC Hummer EV gets $6,250 price hike—starting June 18

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Citing rising supply chain, technology, and logistics costs, GM announced that it’s raising the official price of the GMC Hummer EV as it enters its second model year, although existing 3X reservation-holders will get a break.

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Volvo Penta showcases production modular electric driveline at TOC Europe

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After its 2019 appearance at TOC Europe—the tradeshow for port and terminal technology and operations—as a proof of concept ( earlier post ), Volvo Penta’s purpose-built electric driveline is now powering a series of TICO’s electric terminal tractors as well as Rosenbauer’s electric fire trucks.

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BMW iX prototype to go 600 miles with mixed-chemistry battery pack

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Michigan-based startup Our Next Energy (ONE) plans to demonstrate mixed-chemistry battery tech that it claims will enable 600 miles of range. The startup on Tuesday announced an agreement with BMW to use the automaker's iX electric SUV as a demonstrator of its new battery tech, called Gemini.

Volvo CE starts testing of prototype hydrogen articulated hauler

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Following the completion of a multi-stakeholder research project aimed at breaking new ground in hydrogen technology, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has started testing of the world’s first fuel-cell articulated hauler prototype, the Volvo HX04.

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ZeroAvia & Otto Aviation partner to deliver first new airframe design with hydrogen-electric engine option

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Hydrogen-electric aviation company ZeroAvia will collaborate with Otto Aviation , LLC, to develop a hydrogen-electric powertrain to power Otto’s Celera aircraft. Celera. Under the agreement, Otto and ZeroAvia will work to integrate ZeroAvia’s ZA600 zero-emission engines to Otto’s Celera aircraft.

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Cadillac Celestiq electric luxury sedan will be built at GM tech center

Green Car Reports

GM on Thursday confirmed that it plans to hand-build the Cadillac Celestiq—the upcoming flagship EV for the luxury brand—at the automaker’s Global Technical Center in Warren, Michigan.

Sony and Honda sign JV agreement to create “Sony Honda Mobility Inc.”

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Sony Group Corporation and Honda Motor Co., signed a joint venture agreement to establish a new company to engage in the sale of high-value-added electric vehicles (EVs) and provide services for mobility. The announcement is the furtherance and result of discussion of a strategic alliance in the mobility field between the parties as announced on 4 March 2022. Earlier post.).

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Tesla (TSLA) lays off more employees, and hourly ones this time despite Elon Musk’s comments

Electrek

Tesla has started another wave of layoffs, and this time it also includes hourly workers instead of just salaried employees like CEO Elon Musk claimed. more…. The post Tesla (TSLA) lays off more employees, and hourly ones this time despite Elon Musk’s comments appeared first on Electrek.

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AIMPLAS developing a lightweight battery case for EVs

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AIMPLAS, the Plastics Technology Center, is working with the SMART5G Project on a new battery-swapping system for electric vehicles. The focus of the SMART5G Project, which is partly funded by Spain’s State Research Agency (AEI), is the design and development of a battery charging and replacement station for lightweight mobility. The system will allow depleted batteries to be swapped quickly for batteries charged with solar energy.

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SpaceX President explains termination of employees behind open letter criticizing Elon Musk’s tweets

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Recently, news broke that some SpaceX employees have written an open letter criticizing CEO Elon Musk’s behavior on Twitter. The employees have been terminated by the private space firm, with SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell explaining the rationale behind the company’s decision. .

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Avfuel invests in Alder Fuels; 1B-gallon SAF offtake agreement

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Avfuel Corporation is making a multimillion-dollar investment in Alder Fuels—a company that is developing technologies for producing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at scale by converting abundant biomass into sustainable low-carbon, drop-in replacement crude oil that can be used in existing refineries to produce aviation fuel. In September 2021, United and Honeywell announced their own joint multimillion-dollar investment in Alder. earlier post ).

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Tesla launches its own insurance based on real-time driver data in Nevada with more states to come

Electrek

Tesla Insurance, the automaker’s growing insurance division, has launched its real-time driver data insurance product in Nevada. It is now available in eight states, plus California but without real-time driver data, and there’s evidence that several more states are coming. more….

Blink Charging acquiring SemaConnect for $200M; vertical integration and expansion of charging network

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Blink Charging Co., a leading owner, operator, and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and services, will acquire SemaConnect , Inc., a leading provider of EV charging infrastructure solutions in North America, for $200 million subject to certain customary adjustments for working capital.

Volvo tests the world’s first hydrogen-fueled articulated hauler

Electrek

Swedish manufacturing giant Volvo Construction Equipment has begun to test the world’s first hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered articulated hauler. more…. The post Volvo tests the world’s first hydrogen-fueled articulated hauler appeared first on Electrek.

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Early Tesla Model S road warrior successfully passes 1 million mile mark

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It was just another milestone for a legendary Tesla Model S road warrior, but it was a giant leap forward for electric vehicles as a whole.

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Harley-Davidson’s Serial 1 unveils new electric mountain bike, this time with suspension

Electrek

Serial 1, the electric bicycle brand spun off from Harley-Davidson’s own internal e-bike development , has just unveiled its new SWITCH/MTN electric mountain bike. The announcement comes just a few short weeks after the brand unveiled its BASH/MTN e-bike. more….

SpaceX to kick off launch triple-header with record-breaking Falcon reuse

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SpaceX appears to be on track to launch a trio of Falcon 9 rockets in as few as 36 hours, beginning with a Starlink mission on June 17th.

Snapper’s 82V electric mower falls to best price in years at $479, more in New Green Deals

Electrek

If you’re tired of all the standard walk-behind electric mowers, then take a look at the that’s on sale for $121 off at Amazon right now. Normally $600, today’s deal drops is discounted to $479 right now, which is the lowest price that we’ve seen in over a year.

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Elon Musk hints Tesla could bring back Enhanced Autopilot worldwide

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk hinted on Twitter earlier today that he is likely to bring back Enhanced Autopilot as an option for those interested in a more immersive semi-autonomous driving experience than Basic Autopilot, but are unwilling to pay $12,000 for the company’s more advanced Full Self-Driving suite.

GMC lets reservation holders customize Hummer EV ahead of $6000 price hike tomorrow

Electrek

GMC has announced the start of new customization options for current reservation holders of the Hummer EV ahead of placing their official orders. Additionally, the news comes with the caveat that any Hummer EV orders placed after today will see a significant price increase to the base MSRP. more….

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Tesla Chief Designer’s sustainable materials company teases luxury vegan interior

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Teslas are premium vehicles and their tech stands far beyond the competition, but some of their more traditional components — such as the materials used in their interiors — are typically not on par with those utilized by legacy luxury carmakers like Porsche and Mercedes-Benz.

4,000 Robots Roam the Oceans, Climate in Their Crosshairs

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In the puzzle of climate change, the Earth’s oceans are an immense and crucial piece. The oceans act as an enormous reservoir of both heat and carbon dioxide, the most abundant greenhouse gas.

Tesla’s most prolific short-seller Jim Chanos claims TSLA investors are overlooking a big risk

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During a recent appearance at a podcast this week, famed short seller Jim Chanos claimed that Tesla investors are overlooking something very risky about the company.

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Tesla Model S Early Adopter Has Now Traveled Over 1 Million Miles

InsideEVs

The Model S owner believes the incredible milestone will make it into the Guinness Book of World Records

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Tesla Insurance expands to Nevada, now covers nine U.S. states

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Tesla’s in-house insurance program has officially expanded to Nevada. It marks the ninth U.S. state to be covered by the electric automaker’s competitively priced insurance product.

Electric Last Mile Solutions Files For Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

InsideEVs

Once valued at $1.4 billion, ELMS lacks funding to build its electric van and has more than $50 million in liabilities to creditors

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Rivian’s Normal, Il plant to deliver vehicles charged with on-site wind turbine

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Rivian R1 vehicles coming from the company’s Normal, Il plant will soon be delivered to customers with a battery fully charged from wind energy. This is due to the company’s plans to build a large-scale wind turbine at its Normal site.

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Watch Ferrari SF90 Stradale Drag Race Tesla Model X Plaid

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We've seen this particular SF90 lose by the slightest of margins to the Model S Plaid; can it exact revenge on the Model X Plaid

Video Friday: Baby Clappy

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Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your friends at IEEE Spectrum robotics. We also post a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months. Please send us your events for inclusion.

France: Plug-In Electric Car Sales Increased By 10% In May 2022

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The Fiat 500 electric was the top-selling electric model

GM to hike Hummer EV prices by $6,250 on Saturday

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General Motors said earlier today it would increase the price of its Hummer EV, manufactured under the GMC brand, by $6,250. Price hikes are effective starting this Saturday.

SsangYong Torres Electric 4x4 Coming To Europe In 2023

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It will be available with ICE power in Korea and elsewhere, but in Europe it will be EV-only

Podcast: Tesla layoffs, big price hike, and more weirdness

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This week on the Electrek Podcast , we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy. This week, we discussed the Tesla layoffs, a big price hike on Tesla’s entire lineup, and more weirdness with Elon Musk and the company. more….

2021-22 Chevrolet Bolt EV & EUV Discounts Are Unreal: Over 1,100% Off

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CarsDirect figured out a way to save over $20,000 by combining various incentives