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AqualisBraemar LOC joins HYSEAS III hydrogen fuel-cell vessel project for vessel design

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AqualisBraemar LOC has been appointed by Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd. CMAL) to partner in designing a hydrogen fuel-cell sea-going passenger and car ferry—a first for Europe. This is part of HYSEAS III , a Horizon 2020 funded project ( earlier post ).

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40-mpg pickup, Niro EV changes, Volvo PHEV sales, Tesla recalls: Today’s Car News

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The Ford Maverick hybrid shows a 40-mpg future for gasoline compact trucks that Toyota has inexplicably omitted. Kia carries the Niro EV over as anticipation builds for the EV6. We sum up recent Tesla recalls. And Volvo has been selling a lot of plug-in hybrids.

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Manheim: Wholesale used vehicle prices continue record-setting surge

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Wholesale used vehicle prices (on a mix-, mileage-, and seasonally adjusted basis) increased 4.65% month-over-month in May, according to Manheim. This brought the Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index to 203.0—a —a 48.2% increase from a year ago and a record high for the Index.

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2022 Ford Maverick hybrid pickup: City-savvy 40-mpg truck starts at $21,490

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The 2022 Ford Maverick tackles a conundrum many American families have faced for years: They might like the idea of a truck, but all of the pickup options are far more mammoth, more capable, and thirstier than what they need for the occasional weekend-adventure gear or home-project needs.

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DOE: US net petroleum imports negative for 2020

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In 2020, net petroleum imports (total imports minus exports) were negative for the first time since the US Energy Information Administration began tracking them—i.e., the United States exported more petroleum than it imported. This includes crude oil and petroleum products.

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Plug-in hybrids top 20% of Volvo's US sales

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Volvo's plug-in hybrids are steadily gaining market share. As part of its monthly sales recap, the automaker announced Monday that plug-in hybrids accounted for 20.8% of its United States sales in May. The number was even higher in California, where plug-in hybrids accounted for 47.7% of Volvo's U.S.

CMB.TECH opens first multimodal hydrogen refueling station, presents dual-fuel hydrogen truck Lenoir

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CMB.TECH has opened the first multimodal hydrogen refueling station in Antwerp, Belgium. It is the first refueling station to produce green hydrogen which will be used to power ships, tube trailers, cars, trucks and buses.

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New UK study to explore feasibility for dynamic wireless charging for commercial transport

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Ricardo will support a project led by Coventry City Council, working alongside electricity distribution network operator WPD, to investigate the implementation of dynamic wireless power transfer (WPT) solutions for electric vehicles in Coventry, UK.

Meet the world’s first electric autonomous container ship


The Yara Birkeland , the world’s first net-zero, battery-powered autonomous container ship, was delivered to Norwegian fertilizer company Yara Norge AS in November 2020.

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Desktop Metal qualifies 4140 low-alloy steel for high-volume additive manufacturing of end-use parts with the Production System

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Desktop Metal, a provider of mass-production additive-manufacturing (AM) solutions, has qualified the use of 4140 low-alloy steel for the Production System platform, which leverages patent-pending Single Pass Jetting (SPJ) technology designed to achieve the fastest build speeds in the metal additive manufacturing industry.

Tesla (TSLA) surges on delivery number from China amid confusion


Tesla’s stock (TSLA) is surging by over 3% in pre-market trading today, and it appears to again be due to delivery numbers in China, which seem to be confusing for the market. more… The post Tesla (TSLA) surges on delivery number from China amid confusion appeared first on Electrek.

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DOE launches Energy Earthshots initiative; Hydrogen Shot first; $1/kg in 1 decade

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Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm launched the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Energy Earthshots Initiative to accelerate breakthroughs of more abundant, affordable, and reliable clean energy solutions within the decade. The first Energy Earthshot—Hydrogen Shot—seeks to reduce the cost of clean hydrogen by 80% to $1 per kilogram in one decade. Industries are beginning to implement clean hydrogen to reduce emissions, but there are still many hurdles to deploying it at scale.

Tesla China sales rise 30% in May, definitively debunks reports of weak demand


Tesla’s May numbers from China are in, and they hint at a sustained demand for the company’s mass-market vehicles. Last month, Tesla China sold a total of 33,463 vehicles comprised of 21,936 units for the local market and 11,527 that were exported to foreign territories.

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DOE issues RFP for RD&D on integrated energy systems to support H2@Scale; leveraging ARIES

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced a request for proposals for research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) activities leveraging the Advanced Research on Integrated Energy Systems (ARIES) platform ( earlier post ) and supporting DOE’s H2@Scale vision for clean and affordable hydrogen.

Tesla Model Y without radar gets the ultimate Forward Collision and Auto-Braking stress test


A Tesla Model Y equipped only with the automaker’s eight external cameras, and no radar underwent an extreme Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) stress test, thanks to owner Kevin Smith.

Fisker targets delivery of climate-neutral vehicle by 2027

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Fisker aims to produce a climate-neutral vehicle by 2027. In line with its environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategy announced in May, Fisker will not purchase offsets to achieve this goal. The company seeks to utilize only climate-neutral materials in products and use only climate-neutral services to support the business. The company recognizes the challenges of producing and delivering products without creating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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Anonymous attacks Tesla & Elon Musk in video that looks like it could have been made by the oil industry


Anonymous, an infamous group of hackers, is attacking Tesla and Elon Musk in a new video that uses so much misinformation that it looks like it could have been produced by the fossil fuel industry.

Trafigura and Yara to explore opportunities for clean ammonia as shipping fuel; infrastructure and market opportunities

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Trafigura Pte Ltd, one of the world’s leading independent commodity trading companies, and Yara International ASA, a leading global ammonia player, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on the development and promotion of the use of ammonia as a clean fuel in shipping and to explore possible opportunities to work together on certain clean (green and blue) ammonia fuel infrastructure and market opportunities. Greenhouse gas emissions from the global maritime sector are increasing.

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Tesla’s new ‘deep crimson’ color spotted on a Model S body at Fremont Factory


Tesla hasn’t released a new vehicle color for a long time, but a new “deep crimson” color could be coming as it was spotted on a new Model S body at its Fremont Factory.

Strategy Analytics: domain controller penetration to approach 60% by 2028, but implementation is piecemeal

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Implementation of domain and zonal controller-based automotive architectures remains at an early stage, and while Strategy Analytics forecasts overall domain controller penetration will approach 60% by 2028, the Strategy Analytics Powertrain, Body, Safety & Chassis Service (PBCS) Service report “The Rise of the Domain Controller: When, where and how?” notes the push towards centralized architectures and the subsequent use of domain controllers is occurring at different take-up rates.

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Android Auto runs on a Tesla in proof-of-concept demo from AAWireless creator [Video]


Tesla is the king of the hill when it comes to electric vehicles, and a big point of where the company pulls ahead is with tech. Android Auto, though, has always eluded Tesla vehicles, but a proof-of-concept demo shows that it is possible.

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Tesla’s Robotaxi network could be more profitable than expected: ARK Invest


ARK Invest’s recent research into autonomous ride-hailing platforms has led the investment management firm to adjust some of its predictions about the burgeoning rideshare industry.

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2021 Kia Niro EV carries over, ahead of EV6 intro

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With all eyes on the upcoming EV6, the all-electric 2021 Kia Niro EV rolls into the new model year with only small changes, including a handful of new tech features.

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Ultimate EV range test declares Tesla Model 3, Ford Mach-E, as endurance kings


The Norwegian Automotive Federation (NAF) has published the results of its recent round of electric vehicle range tests. This time around, the NAF tested the endurance of 21 new EVs by driving them until their batteries were fully drained.

Ford hints at cheaper and smaller electric pickup truck based on new Maverick


Ford is hinting at a cheaper and smaller electric pickup truck based on the new Ford Maverick and using the automaker’s new electric platform. more… The post Ford hints at cheaper and smaller electric pickup truck based on new Maverick appeared first on Electrek.

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SpaceX inaugurates two new Starship engine test stands with a static fire


Barely four months after breaking ground, SpaceX has completed a dual-bay Starship engine test stand and inaugurated the new facility with a Raptor static fire.

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EGEB: Texas gets a new 250 MW solar farm near Dallas-Fort Worth


In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions breaks ground on its largest solar project to date, in Texas. Fast charging is needed in all types of communities to speed up the EV transition, finds a new study.

Tesla Model S with Elon Musk’s favorite “Deep Crimson” paint spotted in Fremont Factory


Last July, Elon Musk remarked that he is particularly fond of a new paint color that would be offered for vehicles produced in Gigafactory Berlin.

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China: Tesla Doubled MIC Sales In May 2021


Tesla Model Y sales increased to a new monthly record

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Tesla Model S/X Plaid red brake calipers now absent from online configurator


Tesla’s flagship vehicles, the Model S sedan and the Model X SUV, already feature a rather understated design. This is especially true with the Model S and Model X’s top-tier variants.

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Renault Megane Electric Revealed As A Tall Electric Hatchback


Promises 450 km / 280 miles WLTP range from a 60 kWh battery pack

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Apple taps Tesla battery supplier CATL for EV development


Apple is reportedly planning to tap Tesla battery supplier CATL, among others, as rumors of the tech giant’s electric vehicle project continue to rage on.

Honda Ridgeline Reimagined As Futuristic Electric Pickup Truck


It only bares a passing resemblance to today’s Ridgeline, but it’s still a very cool approach to the EV pickup design problem

West Bengal Electric Vehicle Policy 2021

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West Bengal Electric Vehicle Policy 2021. The Power Department of the Government of West Bengal has announced the Electric Vehicle Policy 2021 which aims to make the state a sustainable transportation infrastructure hub.

The Boring Company officially starts LVCC Loop operations with Las Vegas Convention Center trade show


The Boring Company (TBC) officially started transporting passengers through its Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) Loop. . The LVCC Loop’s first official passengers were attendees of the World of Concrete trade show, which started on June 8.

Hundreds Of New Tesla Model S Wait For Delivery At Temp Location


Time to open the floodgates

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Here Comes the Sol: Introducing Aptera’s Second Solar Electric Vehicle

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The sun is the most important and largest source of energy for life on Earth. It holds the solar system together, profoundly affects our moods, and provides life-giving light, heat, and energy to Earth.