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Hyundai Motor to expand XCIENT fuel cell truck entry into US market

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Hyundai Motor Company plans to ramp up the US commercial vehicle market entry with XCIENT Fuel Cell trucks. At the 2022 Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo, Hyundai Motor will share the progress of the NorCAL ZERO Project.

Lordstown deadline, hacking EV chargers, BMW won’t give up gasoline: Today’s Car News

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BMW believes in electric versions of its gasoline sedans. EV chargers are a security concern. And is this a new start or the beginning of the end for Ohio’s Lordstown Motors? This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Will Lordstown survive?

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Ford Pro reveals first details of electric E-Transit Custom

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In Europe, Ford took another major step in its electrification transformation as Ford Pro revealed the first details of the all-new, all-electric, E-Transit Custom.

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Report: EV charger vulnerabilities might leave them open to hackers

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EV charging stations might become a target for hackers, according to a recent Automotive News report. Software vulnerabilities can leave charging stations open to hacking, according to the report. One example the report occurred earlier this year on the Isle of Wight in the United Kingdom.

European electrolyzer manufacturers commit to boosting capacity tenfold by 2025

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European Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton and European electrolyzer manufacturers last week met in Brussels to discuss how to increase industry’s capacity to produce electrolyzers used to produce clean hydrogen. The Commissioner and 20 industry CEOs signed a Joint Declaration whereby industry committed to a tenfold increase of its electrolyzer manufacturing capacities to reach 17.5

Lordstown Endurance electric truck production needs more cash, even if Foxconn deal doesn't fizzle

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Lordstown Motors plans to start production of its Endurance electric pickup truck before the end of the year, and is advancing a deal with contract manufacturer Foxconn, but it still needs more cash.

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California Clean Fuel Reward surpasses 250,000 point-of-sale financial incentives for EV buyers; More than $319M provided to EV customers

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More than 250,000 Californians have now received a financial Clean Fuel Reward at the point of sale when they purchased or leased a plug-in electric vehicle—an important milestone for this program after only 18 months since it began. The California Air Resources Board’s California Clean Fuel Reward program provides an instant price reduction of up to $750 at the point of sale or lease for eligible new plug-in electric vehicles at participating retailers.

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Volvo Trucks Customer QCD orders 30 more VNR Electric trucks for Southern California fleet

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Volvo Trucks North America customer, Quality Custom Distribution (QCD)—a Golden State Foods (GSF) company—is increasing its commitment to zero-tailpipe emission freight transport with its latest order of 30 Volvo VNR Electrics.

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2025 BMW electric sedan could split 3-Series, while i5 and i7 preserve ICE form

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The first dedicated electric vehicle platform for BMW, called Neue Klasse within the company, won’t arrive until 2025, but it will focus around a size or segment of the market that’s always been very important to the German automaker: the 3-Series.

Rhombus Energy Solutions use Wolfspeed’s SiC devices for faster EV charging infrastructure

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Silicon Carbide technology leader Wolfspeed, Inc. will supply 1200V Silicon Carbide MOSFETs to Rhombus Energy Solutions for its EV2flex line of charging infrastructure products, enabling greater efficiency, higher power density and faster charging times. Rhombus’ EV2flex infrastructure includes a family of products that enables fast, bi-directional charging and efficient energy storage.

US hits a record 20% of electricity from wind and solar in April

Electrek

The US achieved a new record in April 2022 – for the first time, the US generated 20% of its electricity from wind and solar power, according to new data released today from global energy think tank Ember. more….

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Tulane team develops new family of 2D transition metal carbo-chalcogenides; applications in high-capacity batteries

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Researchers from the Tulane University School of Science and Engineering have developed a new family of two-dimensional transition metal carbo-chalcogenides (TMCCs)—which can be considered a combination of two well-known families, TM carbides (MXenes) and TM dichalcogenides (TMDCs)—that researchers say has promising applications, including in advanced electronics and high-capacity batteries. A paper on their work is published in the journal Advanced Materials.

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Panasonic considering new US-based facility to supply batteries for Tesla: report

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Longtime Tesla battery partner Panasonic is reportedly weighing the idea of building a new battery plant in the United States. The new facility would be built to supply Texas-based electric vehicle maker Tesla.

Fontaine Modification offers refrigerated trailer electrification through new strategic alliance with eNow

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Fontaine Modification is expanding its electrification integration services to include refrigerated trailers through a strategic alliance with electric transport refrigeration unit (eTRU) innovator eNow, Inc. Fontaine will offer application engineering, integration, and installation of eNow’s proprietary renewable Rayfrigeration eTRU technology on refrigerated trailers from all manufacturers. The system can be powered by any combination of solar, e-axle and shore power.

EV Readiness Index Study shows which U.S. States are most prepared for an electrified future

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Perhaps one of the most crucial parts of the transition to electric vehicles as a nation is each state’s ability to commit to an electrified future.

Motiv Power Systems wins more than 100 new orders, multiple new customers; 6th generation platform

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Medium-duty electric truck and bus manufacturer Motiv Power Systems has secured more than 100 new orders via California’s HVIP program ( earlier post ); customers include Cintas, FedEx, Aramark, Alsco, City Fresh, Great White Packaging, and more. Launched in 2009 by the California Air Resources Board, the HVIP program accelerates commercialization by making clean vehicles more affordable for fleets through point-of-purchase price reductions.

Elon Musk: Tesla might stop taking orders on some vehicles because of long delivery times

Electrek

Elon Musk said that Tesla may stop taking orders on some models of its popular electric vehicles because of the long delivery timelines. more…. The post Elon Musk: Tesla might stop taking orders on some vehicles because of long delivery times appeared first on Electrek.

SpaceX to ramp its Tesla Powerpack installations at its Starbase facility

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Reports have emerged stating that SpaceX is expanding its onsite solar and battery storage systems at its Starbase facility in Boca Chica, Texas. The expansion will reportedly add 750 kW of solar and about 4 MWh of energy storage.

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Canoo reports over $125M net loss for Q1, admitting ‘substantial doubt’ it can continue

Electrek

Following the recent Q1 2022 report from EV startup Canoo, we find the feature image rather fitting. After admitting a net loss over $125 million for the first three months of this year, Canoo is very much stuck out in the woods.

Tesla might stop taking orders if delivery times get too long

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Tesla might stop taking custom vehicle orders once delivery times get too long. In an interview with Financial Times (FT), the host asked Elon Musk if his actions with Twitter could potentially lead to a “commercial impact” on Tesla.

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VW wants to resurrect Scout as a Rivian-like off-road EV brand

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VW’s advisory board is expected to approve a proposal tomorrow to spin off a new EV company centered around off-road vehicles, as first reported by WSJ.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk says Volkswagen is no. 2 in electric vehicles

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Elon Musk said Volkswagen was the company making the most progress on electric vehicles following his automaker, Tesla, after being asked which startups impressed him the most during an interview with Financial Times.

United Rentals agrees to purchase 500 F-150 Lightnings and 30 E-Transits from Ford Pro

Electrek

United Rentals announced an agreement with Ford Pro to purchase hundreds of EVs to support its fleet sustainability goals for North America. The initial order is for 500 F-150 Lightning pickups and 30 E-Transit vans.

Hyundai has tentative plans for a new EV plant in the U.S., and it could land in Georgia

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South Korean automaker Hyundai is tentatively planning to build a new electric vehicle manufacturing facility in the United States, and it could land in Georgia, where Rivian is planning to build a manufacturing facility.

Xos unveils new medium- and heavy-duty commercial EVs plus Xosphere fleet platform

Electrek

Commercial EV manufacturer Xos, Inc. unveiled three new products as part of its “fleet week” celebration today, including new medium- and heavy-duty all-electric trucks.

Oil giant Shell partners with Penske for light-duty EV charging

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Oil and gas giant Shell has partnered with Penske Truck Leasing to launch a new joint initiative to support light-duty electric vehicle charging at Penske locations. The companies announced the partnership yesterday at the Advanced Clean Transportation Act Expo.

Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire unveils more affordable Del Mar electric motorcycle, teases 3rd model

Electrek

Harley-Davidson’s electric label LiveWire just announced its second electric motorcycle model, known as the Del Mar. The bike is a middleweight class motorcycle designed to be more affordable to a younger customer base. Note: This is a developing story.

Tesla China’s Giga Shanghai shutdown evident in April’s 97.7% drop in vehicle sales

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Tesla’s Gigafactory Shanghai was shut down for over three weeks in April, and when it reopened, it had to use a closed-loop setup that saw its employees sleeping on the facility’s premises. The effect of this long shutdown on Tesla China’s wholesale numbers could now be seen.

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Tesla recalls 130,000 vehicles due to CPU overheating, but the fix is again a software update

Electrek

Tesla issued a new recall affecting almost 130,000 2021 and 2022 vehicles over a problem regarding the CPU of the center screen’s computer overheating. The good news is that the fix is again an over-the-air software update. more….

Tesla to roll out OTA update to address infotainment system display issue

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Tesla is rolling out a free over-the-air (OTA) software update for select vehicles to address an overheating issue on the EVs’ center touchscreens. The update is being labeled as a safety recall, as per the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Tesla (TSLA) Giga Shanghai still managed to produce over 10,000 electric vehicles in April, despite shutdown

Electrek

Tesla Gigafactory Shanghai has managed to produce over 10,000 electric vehicles in April despite the factory being shut down for most of the month. more…. The post Tesla (TSLA) Giga Shanghai still managed to produce over 10,000 electric vehicles in April, despite shutdown appeared first on Electrek.

GM is partnering with IBM subsidiary to develop open-source Linux OS for vehicles

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General Motors has confirmed that it is partnering with IBM subsidiary Red Hat to develop a new, open-source Linux-based operating system. The upcoming OS would support the rollout of GM’s Ultifi initiative, a cloud-based platform announced last year. .

LiPower Mars 1000 portable power station review: An ultra-affordable solar-powered generator

Electrek

To me, using portable solar generators are like playing life with cheat codes on. I can have my electricity literally anywhere I want it, whenever I want it. If I run out, I can just make more for free (after shelling out for the gear, of course).

Tesla’s growth story continues in manufacturing and not autonomy: Morgan Stanley

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Tesla’s ( NASDAQ: TSLA ) growth story has leaned on the potential of autonomous, self-driving vehicles revolutionizing the way everyday transportation is performed.

Tesla faces setback at Gigafactory Shanghai due to supply issues

Electrek

Tesla is facing a setback in ramping up production at Gigafactory Shanghai after the three-week shutdown of the plant. Some supply issues are negatively affecting production to the point that it might need to shut down again. more….

Made-in-Germany Tesla Model Y proves surprisingly fun in the Nurburgring

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Elon Musk was not joking. Teslas are really things that maximize fun. This is true, it seems, even if one drives the company’s “slowest” performance car around one of the world’s most famous and most dangerous racetracks. .

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Canoo files lawsuit against its second largest shareholder citing suspicious share sales

Electrek

EV startup Canoo is reportedly using a lawsuit to recoup profits made by DD Global Holdings and lead beneficiary Pak Tam Li, a significant stakeholder in Canoo with ties to China.

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