Wed.May 11, 2022

Blue Bird enters commercial vehicle market with flexible Class 5-6 EV chassis

Green Car Congress

School bus manufacturer Blue Bird Corporation unveiled a Class 5-6 electric vehicle platform at the 2022 Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo.

With Lordstown deal complete, Foxconn pivots to making EVs

Green Car Reports

Lordstown Motors on Wednesday announced the completion of the sale of its former GM factory to Hon Hai Technology Group—otherwise known as Foxconn, best known as the contract maker of the iPhone.

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GM and Red Hat to collaborate on software-defined vehicles at the edge

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General Motors and Red Hat Inc., the world’s leading provider of open-source solutions, will collaborate to help advance software-defined vehicles at the edge.

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Freightliner eCascadia electric semi: Production version bows, will be made this year

Green Car Reports

After testing with customers, the Freightliner eCascadia electric semi truck debuted in production-ready form Monday. Production is scheduled to start later this year at Freightliner's Portland, Oregon, factory, the company said in a press release.

EIA expects increased US crude oil production, with continued high petroleum prices in 2022

Green Car Congress

The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts that US crude oil production will average 11.9 million barrels per day this year and 12.8 million barrels per day in 2023, which would surpass the record average production of 12.3 million barrels per day set in 2019. Despite the increases in production, EIA expects the Brent crude oil price to remain above $100 per barrel this year, according to the agency’s May 2022 Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO).

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Volkswagen harvests Scout as an electric SUV brand

Green Car Reports

Volkswagen will revive the name of an SUV pioneer for a new rugged EV brand. The automaker on Wednesday announced the new Scout brand, taking the name of the International Harvester Scout that debuted in the 1960s as one of the original SUVs.

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Hyundai, Motional to deploy Level 4 IONIQ 5 robotaxis in US in 2023

Green Car Congress

Hyundai Motor Company launched a global manifesto campaign called ‘Innovation Begins, from Very Human Things’ to share its vision for self-driving robotaxis.

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KS HUAYU lands €170M order from premium automaker for aluminum battery carriers

Green Car Congress

KS HUAYU AluTech GmbH, a subsidiary of Rheinmetall AG, has received a new order with a lifetime value of nearly €170 million. It is the largest order in the aluminum specialist’s history. Awarded by a major German automaker, the order encompasses carrier plates for battery control components.

Rivian has received 10,000 more reservations, at an average $93,000, since its March price hike

Green Car Reports

The electric truck maker Rivian confirmed Wednesday that the line of people waiting for its trucks has been getting longer, far faster than it’s been building them.

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Celeroton introduces new turbo compressor system for fuel cell systems

Green Car Congress

Celeroton has launched its new high-speed turbo compressor system CT-2000 with converter CC-2000 for fuel cell systems. The new system has been specially developed to meet automotive requirements.

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Tesla Model Y wins U.S. News ‘Best Luxury Electric SUV’ award

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The Tesla Model Y has won U.S. News award for “Best Luxury Electric SUV,” beating out a heavy lineup of worthy battery-powered sport utility vehicles. The Model Y first was delivered to owners in early 2020 and was the automaker’s answer to the widely-popular crossover SUV sector.

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EIA: US ammonia prices rise in response to higher international natural gas prices; up by a factor of 6 in two years

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The US price of ammonia, the primary source of nitrogen fertilizer, has risen by a factor of six in the past two years, and most of these increases have occurred since March 2021, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Japan could lose 14% GDP and millions of jobs by stalling on electric cars – report

Electrek

Japan, the world’s second-largest car exporter, risks a 14% drop in GDP if it does not move more swiftly toward producing electric vehicles, according to a new report by the Climate Group. more….

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CARB releases 2022 draft Scoping Plan update

Green Car Congress

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has released the draft 2022 Climate Change Scoping Plan —the third update to the state’s initial 2008 Scoping Plan. It identifies a path to achieve carbon neutrality over the next two decades while also assessing the progress the State is making towards reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% below 1990 levels by 2030. Release of the draft plan triggers a formal 45-day public comment period.

Hyundai confirms plans for a new electric car factory in the US

Electrek

Amid rumors of a new EV factory in Georgia, Hyundai confirms plans for a new electric car factory in the US, but it’s not clear where yet. more…. The post Hyundai confirms plans for a new electric car factory in the US appeared first on Electrek.

ZeroAvia and Shell collaborate on hydrogen refueling for fuel-cell airplanes

Green Car Congress

ZeroAvia, a company developing hydrogen-electric solutions for aviation, announced a collaboration with its strategic investor Shell, which will design and build two commercial-scale mobile refuelers for use at ZeroAvia’s research and development site in Hollister, California.

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning First Drive: Ford’s most valued model is now electric

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Ford knows trucks, and demand for its F-150 Lightning shows truck buyers may not be as afraid of EVs as many think. The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning pickup truck may be the first real mass-market electric vehicle sold in the US.

STMicroelectronics supplying SiC technology for Semikron next-generation eMPack power modules for EVs

Green Car Congress

STMicroelectronics is supplying silicon carbide (SiC) technology for eMPack electric-vehicle (EV) power modules from Semikron, a leading manufacturer of power modules and systems. This is the result of a four-year technical collaboration between the two companies to design-in ST’s advanced SiC power semiconductors for superior efficiency and industry-benchmark performance in more compact systems.

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Breaking: Carolina Long Bay offshore wind auction secures $315M in high bids

Electrek

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) today held the lease sale for two offshore wind areas in Carolina Long Bay. Up to 16 prequalified bidders competed for lease rights for 110,091 acres off North Carolina’s and South Carolina’s shores. Together, they will result in at least 1.3

Ford F-150 Lightning review, Tesla screen recall, electric semi in production form: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Tesla screens have been overheating. The big electric semi from Freightliner and Daimler Trucks has bowed in production form. And we drive the F-150 Lightning. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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Gogoro’s battery swap stations and electric scooters heading to the West, launching in Israel

Electrek

Gogoro, widely considered to be the global leader in battery swapping for light electric vehicles, announced today that it is officially launching operations in Israel.

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SpaceX President updates schedule for Starship’s orbital launch debut

Teslarati

SpaceX COO and President Gwynne Shotwell says that the company now expects Starbase to be ready for Starship’s first orbital launch attempt as early as June or July, pushing the schedule back another month or two.

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Rivian (RIVN) Q1 2022 results – $1.5b loss, 10k new orders, reaffirms 25k production guidance

Electrek

Rivian has posted its Q1 2022 results and shareholder letter after market close today, showing $95 million in revenue and a loss of $1.593 billion for the quarter ($1.77 per share), up from a loss of $414 million from the same quarter last year.

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Tesla to add industry connectors to Supercharger Network in the US

Teslarati

During an earnings call back in 2018, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the Supercharger Network is not a “walled garden.”

Tesla might buy a mining company, but not another automaker

Electrek

Tesla CEO Elon Musk shut down the idea of Tesla buying another automaker, but the CEO seems very open about the automaker possibly buying a mining company. more…. The post Tesla might buy a mining company, but not another automaker appeared first on Electrek.

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Elon Musk confirms Russia is ramping its efforts to disrupt Starlink’s service in Ukraine

Teslarati

SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet service has become invaluable to Ukraine amidst the country’s ongoing war against Russia. According to Elon Musk, however, Russia has increased its efforts to disrupt Starlink’s service to Ukraine.

Tesla asks Panasonic to speed up development of its 4680 battery cell

Electrek

Tesla has asked Panasonic to speed up its development of the 4680 battery cell, which is going to power its next-gen electric vehicles. The Japanese manufacturer is reportedly still looking for a location for a US factory. more….

Former Tesla 4680 cell production engineer lands at American Battery Factory

Teslarati

Former Tesla 4680 battery cell production engineer James Herbermann has been named Vice President of Manufacturing at the American Battery Factory (ABF).

Aventon Pace 500 Next Gen electric bike review: Testing a high-value option for a city e-bike

Electrek

Aventon’s electric bikes have always impressed me with their build quality and attention to detail. When the company launched an updated version of its popular Pace 500 e-bike, I knew to expect more of the same excellent qualities.

StoreDot demonstrates 100 miles of charging in 5 minutes with pouch cell

Teslarati

Israel-based StoreDot, a manufacturer of extreme fast charging battery technology for electric vehicles, publicly demonstrated its ability to charge a full-scale EV cell with enough energy for 100 miles in just 5 minutes.

Ford F-150 Lightning first drive: This is BIG

Electrek

Ford flew us down to San Antonio, Texas, and took us around town and out to a lovely country winery to test the Ford F-150 Lightning in its natural habitat. They say everything’s bigger in Texas…. more…. The post Ford F-150 Lightning first drive: This is BIG appeared first on Electrek.

Kia EV6 wins U.S. News ‘Best Electric Vehicle’ award for 2022

Teslarati

The Kia EV6 has won U.S. News award for “Best Electric Vehicle” in 2022, beating out several worthy competitors.

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EGO’s Power+ electric hedge trimmer sees $74 discount, more in New Green Deals

Electrek

Spring weather means it is time to get out there and start making sure your yard is in shape. Today we’re tracking a notable discount on an electric tool to help the cause, with helping you make last year your last time relying on gas or oil.

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Rivian reaffirms ~25K production goal for 2022, reports solid demand despite price increase

Teslarati

Rivian generated $95 million in revenue for Q1 2022, reporting a negative gross profit of $502 million. The EV startup also revealed that it produced 2,553 vehicles in the first quarter and delivered 1,227 cars.

Flash Drive: 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

Clean Fleet Report

America ’s Best-Selling Truck Is Now All-New and All-Electric. Ford says the all-new, all-electric 2022 F-150 Lighting is “the truck of the future.” If so, then the future looks bright in many ways.

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Volkswagen to launch electric pickup & SUV in the US, production starts 2026

Teslarati

On Wednesday, May 11, Volkswagen Group’s Supervisory Board confirmed the company’s plans to launch an all-electric pickup truck and rugged SUV for the US market. VW plans to produce the electric pickup truck and rugged SUV under a separate independent company, named Scout.

Elon Musk Says VW Is Second Only To Tesla In Electric Vehicles

InsideEVs

Asked which EV startup has impressed him the most, Musk said Volkswagen is making the most progress on EVs besides Tesla