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New liquid hydrogen carrier would transport green H2 from Scotland to Germany

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C-Job Naval Architects has designed a new class of liquid hydrogen tanker in partnership with LH2 Europe. LH2 Europe will use the abundant renewable electricity in Scotland to produce green hydrogen and market it at a competitive price with diesel.

Electrify America claims more than five times the charging sessions in 2021 vs. 2020

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Electrify America on Monday released a few tidbits of network-usage data from 2021, showing a major uptick in charging sessions over 2020. The company said in a press release that it provided 1.45

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Volvo Trucks and Bucher collaborate to electrify sewer cleaner trucks

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Volvo Trucks and Bucher Municipal have now entered into a collaboration to electrify sewer cleaner trucks. By the end of 2023, Bucher Municipal expects to deliver up to 80 fully electric sewer cleaner trucks to cities in Europe.

DOE: $3.1 billion for EV battery supply chain, $45 million for development

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The United States Department of Energy (DOE) this week announced new funding from President Biden's Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for domestic EV battery production and development. The DOE on Monday announced $3.16 billion for the domestic battery supply chain.

Trade associations: renewable natural gas accounted for 64% of on-road NGV fuel use in 2021

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The trade associations Natural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVAmerica) and Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas (RNG Coalition) announced that 64% of all on-road fuel used in natural gas vehicles in the US in calendar year 2021 was renewable natural gas (RNG).

Stellantis buys Share Now car-sharing venture from BMW and Mercedes

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Stellantis will buy the Share Now car-sharing joint venture from BMW and Mercedes-Benz, incorporating it into Stellantis' own Free2Move service. The companies didn't disclose a selling price, but Bloomberg reported that it could have been around $260 million.

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ABB and Eviny install first Terra 360 360kW fast chargers in Norway

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ABB and Eviny have collaborated on the first installations of ABB’s Terra 360.

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Magna begins production of first mild hybrid transverse transmission for BMW Group

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Magna continues its transformation toward electric mobility with the start of production of its mild hybrid transmission for BMW Group.

Tesla to supply up to 8 MWh of Powerpacks for SpaceX’s Starbase solar farm


Tesla is going to supply up to 8 MWh of Powerpacks for SpaceX to expand its solar farm at Starbase in Boca Chica. It’s the latest of many collaborations between Tesla and SpaceX. more….

Mercedes-Benz and BMW to sell car-sharing JV SHARE NOW to Stellantis

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Mercedes-Benz Mobility and BMW Group intend to sell their car-sharing joint venture SHARE NOW to Stellantis. The three companies recently signed an agreement to this effect and agreed not to disclose the details of the transaction.

Environmental group asks for Tesla Giga Berlin’s operating license to be revoked after paint leak


The Green League, an environmental group, has launched an effort to revoke Tesla’s operating license for Gigafactory Berlin after learning of a significant paint leak. more….

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Vitesco lands €2B order for EMR4 axle drive from Hyundai Motor Group for EVs

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Vitesco Technologies has landed a €2-billion contract to supply its new generation axle drive EMR4 (Electronics Motor Reducer) to Hyundai Motor Group. The order was already mentioned in March at Vitesco Technologies’ annual press conference without naming the customer.

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Ford reports an incredible 139 percent increase in EV sales for April 2022


Ford reported an incredible growth rate for its electric vehicle sales with a 139 percent increase on the strength of the Mustang Mach-E and E-Transit. In all, Ford sold 16,779 electrified units in April 2022, with E-Transit sales increasing by 62.3

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Hankuk Carbon, Dymag partner to mass manufacture carbon composite wheels for automotive

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Hankuk Carbon Co Ltd, a manufacturer of advanced composite materials, has formed a strategic joint-partnership with Dymag, a manufacturer of carbon composite wheels, to enable the mass production of high-performance carbon composite wheels for the world’s leading automotive OEMs.

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Tesla’s Elon Musk gets invite to UK Parliament to discuss $44 billion Twitter buyout


Tesla CEO Elon Musk has received an invitation to appear before the UK Parliament so he could talk about his upcoming $44 billion acquisition of Twitter. The letter was penned by Julian Knight, the Chair of the UK House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Select Committee.

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Contra Costa County Supervisors greenlight Phillips 66 Bay Area renewable fuels plant; 800M gallons per year RD, RG and SAF

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The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the land-use permit necessary to reconfigure the San Francisco Refinery in Rodeo to produce renewable fuels. Earlier post.)

U.S. House Republican to FTC: Preserve records of Elon Musk’s Twitter acquisition


Representative Jim Jordan, who is the top Republican on the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, is requesting the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) preserve any records related to Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s acquisition of social media platform Twitter.

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Morrow Batteries and IBU-tec advanced materials AG partner to develop European LFP supply chain

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Morrow Batteries (Morrow) and IBU-tec advanced materials AG have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the development and qualification of large-scale supply of European LFP (Lithium iron phosphate, LiFePO 4 ) cathode material to Morrow Batteries’ planned lithium-ion battery cell facility in Eyde Energy Park, Arendal, Norway. IBU-tec would supply up to 200 t per year of LFP cathode material to Morrow’s pilot plant.

Here are 3 vital insights installers shared about the state of solar in 2021


US Department of Energy-funded solar marketplace EnergySage and nonprofit accreditation body The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners ( NABCEP ) just released the results of the 2021 Solar Installer Survey , which polled more than 500 residential and commercial solar installers across 43 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, DC.

Westport Fuel Systems unveils H2 HPDI fuel system for internal combustion engines for heavy-duty truck applications

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Westport Fuel Systems revealed its H 2 HPDI fuel system in a demonstrator truck. Westport’s HPDI fuel system technology ( earlier post ) enables heavy-duty trucks to operate on bio-methane (renewable natural gas) and natural gas with the same power, torque, efficiency, and performance as diesel engines—with even better results running on hydrogen—all while meeting global emissions regulations.

Penske adds high-powered electric yard trucks from Orange EV to fleet offering


Penske Truck Leasing announced today it would add a series of Orange EV electric terminal trucks to its fleet of rentable electric vehicles in the United States.

Volkswagen Group holds strong in Q1 despite global shortages, provides EV strategy updates


German automotive conglomerate Volkswagen Group has shared positive Q1 reports, outlining a robust business despite global inhibitors like supply chain shortages and conflict in Eastern Europe.

Polestar announces pricing for 2023 Polestar 2, along with numerous improvements


Polestar announced pricing for the 2023 Polestar 2, which will start at below $50,000 before any rebates or federal tax incentives.

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Fisker 550-mile electric sports car teased, due in 2024

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Fisker today revealed a glimpse of a flagship electric sports car project aiming to showcase the company’s performance capabilities. Due in 2024, the production sports car will follow Fisker's more affordable Ocean and Pear models.

SpaceX Falcon Heavy payload arrives in Florida for the first time in years


For the first time in almost three years, a spacecraft meant to launch on SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket has arrived in Cape Canaveral, Florida and begun to prepare for flight.

Fisker announces new electric GT with ‘longest range of any production EV’


Fisker announced today Project Ronin, the company’s third electric vehicle – a new electric GT with what it claims will be the “longest range of any production EV.” While Fisker has announced its third EV, it has yet to bring its first one to market. more….

Twitter advertisers asked to demand that Elon Musk commit to ‘non-negotiable’ standards for platform


A coalition of 26 organizations has asked Twitter’s top advertisers to demand that Elon Musk set three non-negotiable standards for the social media platform. The non-negotiable standards are listed below.

Check out this solar electric RV that is both a camper and an electric boat… and an e-bike


Electric campers have a certain charm to them, being able to explore the open road powered by the free sun rays beaming above you. But what if you could combine that freedom with the versatility of an electric boat and an electric bike?

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Polestar prices up, Fisker sports car, DOE battery funding, Stellantis invests in car-sharing: Today’s Car News

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Polestar prices go up. The DOE invests big on batteries. Electrify America charger use surged last year. Stellantis mops up car-sharing ventures from BMW and Mercedes. And Fisker teases a sports car. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

Quick Charge Podcast: May 4, 2022


Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts , Spotify , TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. more…. The post Quick Charge Podcast: May 4, 2022 appeared first on Electrek.

Village of Elizabeth Plugs into Electric Vehicle Charging with SemaConnect

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The Village of Elizabeth Installs Public Charging at Terrapin Park for Travelers on Highway 20. The post Village of Elizabeth Plugs into Electric Vehicle Charging with SemaConnect appeared first on Smart Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations. Press Releases

Polestar shares US pricing for 2023 model year Polestar 2, starting below $49,000


Following news last week of a slew of new updates coming to the 2023 Polestar 2, the automaker has shared US pricing for both trims as well as their available upgrade packs.

Tesla Model S swivel display sighted in Taiwan as new owners report feature


It appears that Tesla is now rolling out some improvements to the Model S and Model X’s 17″ infotainment screens. As per reports from new vehicle owners and sightings from a Tesla Store in Taiwan, the company’s flagship vehicles now seem to have a swiveling display.

Why did Lime quietly kill off its electric moped–sharing program in NYC?


You’d be forgiven for not noticing, but shared micromobility company Lime’s electric mopeds have disappeared from the streets of NYC less than a year after their debut. more…. The post Why did Lime quietly kill off its electric moped–sharing program in NYC? appeared first on Electrek.

Elon Musk shares ideas for one of Twitter’s potential monetization strategies


Elon Musk has not presented a detailed plan as to how he would run Twitter, but he sure has shared a number of ideas. Among these is a potential way to help the social media platform monetize its services by charging corporations and government users.


Battery tech company Group14 raises $400M in funding led by Porsche, plans 2nd US plant


Group14 Technologies, a manufacturer of silicon-carbon tech for lithium-silicon batteries, announced it has raised $400 million in a Series C funding round led by Porsche AG.

Volkswagen sold ~99k EVs out of 1.9M in Q1, seeks to gain 10% market share in North America by 2030


Volkswagen recently released its January-March 2022 interim report , reporting 1.9 million vehicle sales and deliveries in the first quarter. VW’s all-electric vehicle sales and deliveries made up 5.2% of total deliveries, amounting to 99,064 EVs. It delivered 39,112 or 65.2%