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Hamburg orders 95 eCitaro electric buses, with option for 155 more

Green Car Congress

Public transport provider Verkehrsbetriebe-Hamburg-Holstein GmbH (VHH) has ordered 95 Mercedes-Benz eCitaro/eCitaro G buses. The first of the fully electrically powered and locally emission-free buses is expected to be delivered by the end of this year, while the other vehicles will be delivered in the first half of 2024. In addition, VHH has secured an option for a maximum of 155 further vehicles by 2028.

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7-Eleven wants its EV charging network to be among the largest

Green Car Reports

Convenience store chain 7-Eleven has ambitious plans for EV charging. The company on Thursday announced 7Charge, an EV charging network that it aims to make one of the largest in North America. The plan includes DC fast-charging stations at 7-Eleven locations in the U.S. and, eventually, Canada, with access via a proprietary app. While light on.

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Blink Charging to provide up to 41,500 EV charging stations to USPS

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Blink Charging, a manufacturer, owner, operator and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and services, was awarded an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract by the United States Postal Service (USPS) to sell up to 41,500 EV charging units to support EV charging infrastructure for the USPS as part of its vehicle electrification strategy. ( Earlier post.

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Combustion-vehicle sales peaked in 2017, peak oil due in 2027

Green Car Reports

The global market for internal-combustion vehicles peaked in 2017 and is now in "structural decline," Bloomberg New Energy Finance declared in a recent report. Combustion-vehicle sales in 2022 were down almost 20% from the 2017 peak, according to BNEF. In 2017, 86 million internal combustion passenger vehicles were sold globally—including.

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How serious is Norway about climate change? So much that its streetlights self-dim

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Aqua Metals recovers high-purity nickel from lithium battery black mass

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Aqua Metals has successfully recovered high-purity nickel from lithium battery black mass using its proprietary Li AquaRefining process, utilizing electricity, and without a polluting smelter or the significant chemical waste typical in recycling. ( Earlier post.) The company’s unique solution for recovering all valuable metals in lithium battery recycling supports a circular supply chain for manufacturing, and positions Aqua Metals to play an important role in meeting the growing demand for sus

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7-Eleven EV charging, BMW EV interface, peak ICE and peak oil: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

BMW confirms a futuristic EV interface that puts the windshield to use. Peak ICE vehicle sales is already in the past and peak oil is just a few years ahead. And how will 7-Eleven’s charging network take form? This and more, here at Green Car Reports. The convenience-store chain 7-Eleven has an ambitious EV charging network plan, the company.

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BMW Neue Klasse EVs will debut with panoramic head-up display

Green Car Reports

The BMW Neue Klasse family of EVs debuting in 2025 will feature a panoramic head-up display. BMW showed the display, dubbed Panoramic Vision, Wednesday during its annual business conference. In what the company claims is an industry first, the display will span the windshield and show information to both the driver and front passenger, unlike.

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Volvo delivers first heavy electric truck to Africa; Volvo FE Electric for refuse collection in Rabat, Morocco

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Volvo Trucks has delivered its first heavy electric truck to Rabat, Morocco. The customer is the refuse collection company Arma, and this is the first heavy battery-electric truck from a global manufacturer to be in commercial operation in Africa. The truck is a Volvo FE Electric, one of six all-electric Volvo truck models, already in serial production.

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Tesla gets J.D. Power Home Charging Experience Award for 3rd consecutive year

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Electric vehicles are becoming more mainstream, and amidst this trend, home electric car charging solutions have only become more prominent. As per the findings of data analytics firm J.D. Power in its 2023 US Electric Vehicle Experience (EVX) Home Charging Study, about 68% of EV owners today utilize a Level 2 permanently mounted station. J.D. Power noted that Level 2 portable and Level 2 permanently mounted charging stations are utilized by 83% of EV users, though satisfaction among EV owners

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Altilium Metals to accelerate development of UK’s largest EV battery recycling facility following succesful scale-up of proprietary technology

Green Car Congress

Altilium Metals, a UK clean energy group, plans to accelerate the development of the UK’s largest EV battery recycling plant, following completion of a six-month feasibility study, funded partly by the UK government’s Automotive Transformation Fund, and the first successful demonstration of its proprietary technology at its newly opened analytical laboratory.

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Faurecia and Accenture partner on products and services for connected and autonomous vehicles

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Tesla app update introduces ‘Drive on Sunshine’ and other new features

Teslarati

Tesla has updated its phone app to version 4.19, bringing “Drive on Sunshine” among other new features. One of the best features of owning a Tesla is its fantastic app integration, which allows for exceptional control and customization of your driving experience. On top of that, the company continually adds new features to its software offering, ensuring that owners always have the best experience possible.

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Nikola to complete move of battery manufacturing from California to Arizona by April 2023, months ahead of schedule

Green Car Congress

Nikola Corporation said that its move to transition battery manufacturing from Cypress, Calif. to its Coolidge, Ariz. manufacturing facility—following the acquisition of Cypres-based Romeo Power ( earlier post )—is expected to be complete by April 2023, months ahead of the original schedule. T he ability to expedite this process further supports Nikola’s ongoing commitment to implement cost-saving measures by bringing the Nikola truck assembly, fuel cell power module assembly, and b

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Tesla Model 3 is fitted with 10ft wide wheels in hilarious new video

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A Tesla Model 3 has been fitted with 10ft wide wooden wagon wheels in a hilarious new video posted on YouTube. Tesla and Elon Musk aren’t strangers to the idea of a bit of tomfoolery, particularly concerning the vehicles the automaker produces. This has been seen at numerous launch events and software features, but some of the best “upgrades” put on Tesla vehicles are put there by people in the car community.

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Cadillac goes after Tesla by setting up test drives at Supercharger station

Electrek

GM’s Cadillac is going after Tesla’s clientele in a not-so-subtle way by setting up test drives directly at a Tesla Supercharger station. more… The post Cadillac goes after Tesla by setting up test drives at Supercharger station appeared first on Electrek.

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ExxonMobil announces 6th oil discovery offshore Guyana with Ranger-1; Guyana may move from non-producer to regional powerhouse

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Tesla Supercharger gets Lego-fied in this crazy fan idea project

Teslarati

A crazy Tesla Supercharger-inspired Lego Ideas project is about as detailed as they come. A fan of the automaker developed a detailed and accurate depiction of a Tesla Supercharger and submitted it to Lego’s Ideas platform, where it can be voted into becoming a real, purchasable project. The Tesla Center Lego set was submitted by Airbricks95 and comes fitted with a lounge, three Supercharger stalls, and a Tesla Cybertruck and Model 3.

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7-Eleven Now In EV Charging Business With 7Charge

CleanTechnica EVs

Everyone, their mother, and their dog can see that the auto industry is electrifying. That includes oil companies (like Shell) and gas stations & convenience stores (like 7-Eleven). Regarding the latter, the news this week is that 7-Eleven has launched its own EV charging network! The name of that charging network is 7Charge.

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Tesla Giga Berlin has its own “Loop” for its employees — and it’s absolutely cool

Teslarati

There are some things that Tesla does that are so out of left field that sometimes, it’s hard to tell if the company is serious or not. This was definitely the case with a recent marketing video from Giga Berlin, which received quite a bit of attention in social media. The video in question was posted on LinkedIn by Tesla through its official account, with the electric vehicle maker noting that “at Giga Berlin, we accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy and now

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Eight Graphs that Explain Software Engineering Salaries in 2023

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Every year, online job search firms collect data about the salaries, skills, and overall job market for tech professionals, generally focusing on software engineers The numbers from job search firms Dice and Hired have been released. These 2022 numbers have been eagerly anticipated, given the turmoil generated by a spate of tech layoffs in latter part of the year that Dice estimates at more than 140,000.

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Mini Bronco-like electric SUV made by General Motors spotted in China

Electrek

The first images of the Baojun Yep (YueYe in Chinese) – a mini electric SUV made by a joint venture between GM , SAIC, and Wuling ( SGMW ) – have surfaced in China. The two-door compact SUV bears a resemblance to a Ford Bronco, only fun-sized. more… The post Mini Bronco-like electric SUV made by General Motors spotted in China appeared first on Electrek.

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Vlogger ordered to apologize and pay damages to NIO for spreading false info

CN EV Post

The vlogger was ordered to publish an apology on his channel and pay NIO financial damages of RMB 80,000 yuan ($11,640). | NIO US | NIO HK | NIO SG (Image credit: CnEVPost) NIO (NYSE: NIO) has won a lawsuit involving reputation infringement in China, in one of the company's rare tough moves. Laotan Shuoche (literally, Mr. Tan talks about cars), a vlogger on the short-video platform Douyin, was ruled to have infringed on NIO's reputation and was required to publish an apology on his channel and

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Shell Continues Expanding Its EV Charging Footprint

CleanTechnica EVs

Shell will, more likely than not, have big challenges staying anywhere near its current size as the world transitions to. electric vehicles. But it sure is building a big foothold in the EV charging realm so that it at least has that diversification offshoot to profit off of.

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Polestar 3 officially unveiled in China, price cut by about $29,080 from previous

CN EV Post

Polestar has officially unveiled the Polestar 3 in China today with what it calls a new pricing system. | Polestar.US The first SUV from Polestar, the premium electric vehicle maker owned by Geely and Volvo Cars, has been officially unveiled in China, but at a price reduction of about RMB 200,000 yuan ($29,080) from the model's global debut last year.

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Autoflight announces deal with EVFLY for 205 eVTOL aircrafts

Electric Cars Report

The Chinese eVTOL startup Autoflight has entered into a contract with EVFLY for an initial 205 of its electric air taxis. The deal sees EVFLY initially purchase Prosperity I and Prosperity Cargo Aircraft, with EVFLY operating the first 10 AutoFlight Cargo aircraft in the Middle East, in highly promising markets such as the United Arab […] The post Autoflight announces deal with EVFLY for 205 eVTOL aircrafts appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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Kofa Is Working To Advance Urban Energy Access For Mobility & Backup Power Across Africa

CleanTechnica EVs

How did a US/Norwegian national end up founding a business in Ghana with the aim of advancing energy access in Ghana and beyond? Well, Erik Nygard lived in Ghana during his formative years, before going to university in the US and then the UK.

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Tesla releases new mobile app with better insight into your battery pack

Electrek

Tesla has released a new mobile app update that gives owners better insights into their vehicle’s battery pack, among other things. more… The post Tesla releases new mobile app with better insight into your battery pack appeared first on Electrek.

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LG Chem takes drastic measures to maintain high-nickel cathode dominance

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LG Chem said that it plans to enforce patent rights on high-nickel cathodes as competition rises so it can dominate the market for electric vehicles. Amid growing demand for electric vehicles, battery makers are primed to benefit the most due to EV manufacturers’ need for cells. CATL, LG Chem, and Panasonic are just some of the companies that have been met with massive demand for their products, hoping to fill out packs that will give electric vehicles competitive range and power.

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Baidu's robotaxi platform Apollo Go gets permit to offer fully driverless rides in Beijing

CN EV Post

To date, Baidu's Apollo Go has been offering fully driverless ride-hailing services in Beijing, Wuhan and Chongqing. | Baidu.US | Baidu.HK (Image credit: Baidu) Baidu's self-driving ride-hailing service platform Apollo Go has won a permit to offer fully driverless rides in Beijing, allowing it to expand the service to three Chinese megacities. The search engine giant announced the development today, saying it is the first provider of fully driverless robotaxi services in the capital city of any

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Tesla’s Engineering Headquarters in California

CleanTechnica EVs

Tesla officially moved its corporate headquarters from California to Texas in 2021, but in recent weeks, the automaker has debuted another new headquarters in the West Coast state.

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Hyundai IONIQ 6 priced at $54,999 in Canada

Electric Cars Report

Hyundai Auto Canada announced pricing for its highly anticipated IONIQ 6 electric vehicle sedan. All trims sold in Canada will come with a Long Range 77.4-kWh battery and customers will be able to select from two motor layouts, either a rear motor only, or both front and rear motors for all-wheel drive. The IONIQ 6 […] The post Hyundai IONIQ 6 priced at $54,999 in Canada appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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Podcast: Tesla Supercharger v4, VW ID2 $25,000 EV, Aptera, and more

Electrek

On the Electrek Podcast , we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy. In this week’s episode, we discuss new details about Tesla Supercharger v4, VW’s ID2 $25,000 EV, Aptera getting a big grant, and more. Sponsored by SAE International: Join the global mobility community in Detroit from April 18-20 for WCX, the largest technical mobility event in North America.

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Tesla Shows How Prefabricated Supercharger Units Save Time, Costs

InsideEVs

The fully assembled Supercharger sites come with stalls mounted on a concrete slab and grid connectivity-ready electrical components.

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Improve EV charging ROI and customer experience by choosing the right fast chargers

Charged EVs

Some charging operators assume they need the highest-power DC chargers available, but it makes more sense to choose the right power levels for the use case of each specific charging site. By choosing the right product architecture, operators can serve more EVs with the same grid connection, delivering more efficiency and a better customer experience.

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7 Eleven Launches New EV Charging Network, 7Charge

Electric Cars Report

Convenience store chain 7‑Eleven announced 7Charge, its new, proprietary EV charging network and app that delivers a convenient and reliable fast-charging experience at select 7‑Eleven stores in the U.S., and coming soon to Canada. 7‑Eleven intends to build one of the largest and most compatible electric vehicle fast-charging networks of any retailer in North America with the launch of […] The post 7 Eleven Launches New EV Charging Network, 7Charge appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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Baidu (BIDU) robotaxis offering fully-driverless rides continue to take over China

Electrek

Apollo Go, tech company Baidu’s robotaxi service, has received a permit to offer fully-driverless rides in Beijing, expanding its autonomous ride-hailing service to three major cities in China. Following the awarded permit, Baidu is now the first company in the entire world to offer fully-driverless rides to the over 21 million residents in China’s capital city. more… The post Baidu (BIDU) robotaxis offering fully-driverless rides continue to take over China appeared first on Electrek.

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