Fri.Feb 04, 2022

Ballard and Chart successfully test a fuel cell powered by liquid hydrogen

Green Car Congress

Leveraging more than 90 years of combined hydrogen experience and collaborating under the heavy-duty hydrogen fuel system joint development MOU announced in February 2021, Ballard Power Systems and Chart Industries have successfully tested a fuel cell powered by liquid hydrogen.

White House, EPA ask USPS to reconsider sidelining EVs for next-generation mail truck contract

Green Car Reports

The White House and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Wednesday urged the United States Postal Service (USPS) to reconsider its plan to purchase primarily gasoline vehicles for its next-generation mail truck fleet.

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All public transportation buses purchased in Israel starting in 2026 are to be electric

Green Car Congress

Israel’s Ministry of Environmental Protection has set a target for purchasing zero-emissions city buses for public transportation operators in Israel— starting in 2026, all buses purchased will be electric. Dan electric buses.

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First ride: 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning adds finesse to America’s bestselling truck

Green Car Reports

What could 10 minutes in the F-150 Lightning electric pickup possibly tell us? That’s 10 minutes in the passenger seat—off-pavement, and at speeds I only saw blip up to about 25 mph momentarily. Turns out it gave us a few first hints on ride quality, efficiency, and range.

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UD team devises CO2 direct air capture device powered by hydrogen for HEMFCs

Green Car Congress

University of Delaware engineers have demonstrated an effective way to capture 99% of carbon dioxide from the ambient air feed to an hydroxide exchange membrane fuel cell (HEMFC) air using a novel electrochemical system powered by hydrogen.

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Automated "charging robot" claims wireless-charging convenience with a physical connection

Green Car Reports

Automotive supplier Continental recently unveiled a "charging robot" that aims to make charging more convenient. Continental partnered with startup Volterio on the project.

CALSTART: 1,215 MD and HD zero-emission trucks deployed in US; > 60% believed non-operational; > 140,000 more on order

Green Car Congress

CALSTART has published an inventory of Class 2b-8 zero-emission trucks (ZETs) in the US: “ Zeroing in on Zero-Emission Trucks.”

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Cornell chemists create transition metal nitride catalyst for alkaline fuel cells; approaching Pt performance at much lower cost

Green Car Congress

Chemists at Cornell University have discovered a class of nonprecious metal derivatives—transition metal nitrides (TMNs)—that can catalyze the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) in alkaline fuel cells about as well as platinum, at a fraction of the cost. The researchers, led by Héctor D.

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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk promises long-awaited Starship update next week

Teslarati

While running behind schedule in classic fashion, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says he’ll present the first big Starship program update in two and a half years on Thursday, February 10th.

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Ferry raises $4M in seed funding for EV short-term leasing platform

Green Car Congress

Electric vehicle (EV) subscription platform Ferry raised $4M in seed funding from Porsche heir Toni Piëch’s AMYP Ventures, Venn Ventures, and angel investors Adam Forst and Lisa Besserman. Ferry enables users to obtain a short-term (6-, 12-, or 24-month) lease on a new electric vehicle with no down payment and delivery to their door, transacting the entire process within the app. Users can choose from a range of new EV models at a single, transparent monthly price and no down payment.

Tesla Giga Berlin welcomes new graffiti art as battery cell building takes form

Teslarati

Tesla’s Gigafactory Berlin may still be waiting for its final approval, but this does not mean that work on the Grünheide site has stagnated.

TTTech Auto gains US$285M investment from Aptiv and Audi

Green Car Congress

TTTech Auto, a Vienna-based technology leader in automotive safety software, raised US$285 million (€250 million) from Aptiv PLC and Audi in its latest funding round. Aptiv is investing US$228 million (€200 million), while Audi is increasing its existing stake by US$57 million (€50 million). With this latest funding round and a valuation of more than US$1 billion, TTTech Auto confirms its strong position amid a growing number of auto tech unicorns.

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Former Tesla short seller Citron Research one of 30 firms caught in DOJ probe

Teslarati

Former Tesla short-seller and general short-selling firm Citron Research, which is run by Andrew Left, is one of thirty firms under a Department of Justice Probe that accuses the involved parties of “potential trading abuses.”

Glencore and Britishvolt to build battery recycling ecosystem in the UK

Green Car Congress

Glencore has entered a battery recycling joint venture with strategic partner Britishvolt, the UK’s foremost investor in battery cell technologies and R&D. The joint venture will develop an ecosystem for battery recycling in the UK. This ecosystem will be anchored at a new recycling plant located at the Britannia Refined Metals operation (BRM-located in Northfleet), a Glencore company. BRM will continue with its current production and trading operations.

Ford says it is stockpiling batteries for Farley’s electric vehicle scaling operation

Teslarati

Ford said it is stockpiling batteries to achieve CEO Jim Farley’s recently outlined goals of scaling production of 600,000 electric vehicles produced in just 22 months; a lofty goal for the Detroit-based automaker, which held its Q4 2021 Earnings Call last evening.

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Lightning eMotors to work with GM to electrify medium-duty trucks

Green Car Congress

Lightning eMotors has reached an agreement with General Motors to be the first GM Specialty Vehicle Manufacturer (SVM) to provide fully electric Class 3 through Class 6 commercial vehicles. Under the agreement, Lightning eMotors will electrify popular medium-duty truck platforms provided by General Motors, which can be used for several vehicle applications such as school buses, shuttle buses, delivery trucks, work trucks and more.

Tesla’s tax break request in India gets stern rejection from official

Teslarati

Tesla’s request for tax breaks for imported electric vehicles in India was recently met with a stern rejection, with Vivek Johri, chairman of the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs, noting on Thursday that other companies are adapting to the country’s current rules without any issues. .

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Kansas is a US wind power leader, but a senator wants to destroy that with a new bill

Electrek

Kansas state senator Mike Thompson (R-Shawnee), a former meteorologist, is not a supporter of clean energy. So he’s sponsoring a bill that could kneecap Kansas’ thriving wind power industry.

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83.7% Of Cars Sold In Norway In January 2022 Were EVs

EV Obssesion

The Norway auto market in January 2022 saw more EV sales and fewer gas car, diesel car, and hybrid EV sales yet again, OFV reported in its recent analysis of Norwegian January car sales. CleanTechnica also published a report and original charts on these results.

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Kia EV6 first drive: 10 things I didn’t know about the big 310-mile every-person sportwagon

Electrek

Kia flew us out to wine and “winding road” country to test the new EV6, which is coming a bit late to the US, as it’s been out for a while in its native Korea and Europe already.

Don’t Feed the Dingoes, Beware of the Wild Dogs

EV Obssesion

These are the signs that met us as we started our wedding anniversary stay at Rice’s cabins in the Bunya Mountains. The dingo notice was on the fridge in the cabin, the wild dog notice was at the beginning of the nature walks in the national park.

Check out Voro Motor’s custom-modded seated electric scooter with 5,000W of power

Electrek

California-based Voro Motors provides some of the most powerful electric scooters on the market, some of which can even reach highway speeds in their unlocked modes.

Where Should You Buy an EV

EV Club of CT

The top photo, is a panoramic shot taken by Dawn Henry at our Green Wheels EV Parade and Showcase, showing some of the breadth of EVs on the market, though not all of them are. Read more. Blog CHEAPR Data CHEAPR rebates by dealer EV Club of CT where should I buy an EV

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Tesla Full Self-Driving Beta runs into a pole in what could be the first FSD accident caught on video

Electrek

A Tesla vehicle using Full Self-Driving Beta has been caught on video running into a pole in what could be the first accident on the FSD Beta. more… The post Tesla Full Self-Driving Beta runs into a pole in what could be the first FSD accident caught on video appeared first on Electrek.

BMW CEO warns against premature phaseout of combustion engines: “I don’t think that would help the climate or anyone else”

Teslarati

BMW CEO Oliver Zipse recently shared a warning about the auto sector’s impending retirement of the internal combustion engine. According to the executive, a premature end to the internal combustion engine would not be preferable, and it probably won’t be good for the environment either.

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Eunorau Max Cargo electric bike review: Big motor, bigger potential as a cheap car replacement!

Electrek

The Eunorau Cargo Max uses a similar setup to the Eunorau G20 e-cargo bike that we previously tested , but swaps in a more affordable direct drive motor instead of the pricier mid-drive.

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Lucid Air POV Video Is The Next Best Thing To Actually Driving It

InsideEVs

Come along for the ride as the 1,111-hp Lucid Air Dream Edition Performance deeply impresses this reviewer

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US customers who buy a 2022 BMW EV will get two years of free 30-minute charging from Electrify America

Electrek

Charging network Electrify America has just announced a collaboration with BMW North America to offer free 30-minute charging sessions to new BMW drivers for two years from the date of their purchase.

Europe Expands Virtual Borders To Thwart Migrants

Cars That Think

It was after midnight in the Maltese search-and-rescue zone of the Mediterranean when a rubber boat originating from Libya carrying dozens of migrants encountered a hulking cargo ship from Madeira and a European military aircraft.

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Fisker announces Ocean EV will make its debut in Europe at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, alongside EU expansion plans

Electrek

American EV automaker Fisker Inc. announced its flagship Ocean SUV will make its official debut in Europe at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

Moore’s Not Enough: ?4 New Laws of Computing

Cars That Think

I teach technology and information systems courses at Northeastern University in Boston. The two most popular laws that we teach there—and, one presumes, in most other academic departments that offer these subjects—are Moore’s law and Metcalfe’s law.

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Kia’s upcoming Super Bowl ad promotes EV adoption with the EV6 and pet adoption with a dancing Robo Dog

Electrek

Kia America announced that unlike Tom Brady, it will return to the Super Bowl this year with a new :60 spot that promotes both love for the environment and furry friends.

What Would Happen If Biden Acknowledged Tesla?

EV Obssesion

What would happen if President Biden actually acknowledged Tesla’s EV leadership? I think it would be a good thing not just for Tesla, but for all other automakers. For me, it’s about trust and integrity. However, some may not agree with me and that’s okay.

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Automate turning lights off when leaving the house with a $21 smart switch, more in New Green Deals

Electrek

If you’re tired of running around the house to turn off lights before leaving for the day, it’s time to stop. Adding smart switches to your routine means being able to both schedule when they go on and off, as well as program automations to trigger when everyone leaves the house.

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Video Friday: Autonomous Drift

Cars That Think

Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your friends at IEEE Spectrum robotics. We’ll also be posting a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months; here's what we have so far ( send us your events !):

Podcast: Interview with Tesla hater/FSD Beta tester Taylor Ogan, FSD rolling stop, Tesla cathode factory, Kia EV6 and more

Electrek

This week on the Electrek Podcast , we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including an interview with Tesla hater/FSD Beta tester Taylor Ogan, recall of Full Self-Driving Beta’s rolling stop feature, Tesla’s new cathode factory, and more.

Overtaking Tesla Is All GM Seems To Care About

EV Obssesion

Overtaking Tesla is all that GM seems to care about. Their goal, in my opinion, should be larger than that. Tesla’s mission is focused on sustainability. GM, which has been around longer than Tesla and has actively fought against EVs, seems to only care about beating Tesla.

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