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Proterra introduces ZX5 Max electric bus with 738 kWh pack

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Proterra is increasing the amount of energy onboard its purpose-built ZX5 electric transit bus, delivering more battery storage to help transit agencies scale zero-emission bus fleets with electric vehicle technology.

California targets 35% EVs by model year 2026

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California aims to increase zero-emission vehicle sales to 35% of all new car purchases by the 2026 model year, on the way to ending sales of new gasoline-only cars by the middle of the next decade.


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BluE Nexus’s first eAxle adopted on Toyota’s bZ4X EV

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BluE Nexus Corporation, AISIN CORPORATION, and DENSO Corporation jointly developed an eAxle for Toyota’s new battery-electric bZ4X. Earlier post.) BluE’s first eAxle has achieved excellent dynamic performance and downsizing and helps vehicles increase their electric mileage.

Honda will drop Insight hybrid sedan to make room for Civic Hybrid

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Production of the Honda Insight hybrid sedan will cease in June to make room for a new Civic Hybrid and other hybrid models, Honda announced Thursday in a press release.

Heliox and PACCAR Parts partner to deliver mobile DC chargers to PACCAR’s electric trucks in North America

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Heliox, a global leader in DC charging systems for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, announced a supply agreement with PACCAR Parts to support the rollout of PACCAR’s electric vehicles.

Boombox recall redux: Teslas now keep to pedestrian alert rules when summoned

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Tesla earlier this week recalled 594,717 vehicles for an issue with its “Boombox” feature that left it potentially noncompliant with federal pedestrian safety requirements.

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Argonne hosting webinar on risks and rewards of using hydrogen in businesses

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Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) will host a short public webinar on 11 May, 11:15am CT, on using hydrogen in businesses. Replacing fossil fuels with hydrogen could turn manufacturing and transportation into green industries.

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Mercedes-Benz introduces Intouro K hybrid inter-city bus; 48V with supercaps

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While its emphasis is on all-electric drive systems for urban traffic, Daimler Buses is introducing the Mercedes-Benz Intouro with a hybrid module for inter-city transport as well as for a combination of regular-route and touring coach services.

Honda Insight nixed, Niro EV refreshed, Tesla Boombox redux, California sees 35% EVs by 2026: Today’s Car News

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Honda confirms a Civic Hybrid. Tesla gets a “do-over” on fixing its Boombox. The Leaf and Niro lineups get refreshed. And California sets its rules for more EVs. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

California Energy Commission awards $2M to Symbio H2 Central Valley Express heavy-duty fuel cell truck project

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The California Energy Commission (CEC) selected Symbio, Michelin, and Faurecia along with GTI and other industry partners, to develop and demonstrate a hydrogen-fueled, regional-haul Class 8 truck, as major contributors to a state-supported hydrogen mobility project.

Tesla makes quick work of water-polluting leak at Giga Berlin, authorities give all-clear


Just a few weeks since it was formally opened, Tesla’s Gigafactory Berlin was faced with its first potential crisis: a water-polluting liquid leak.

PEM electrolyzer company Ohmium closes $45M Series B; quadrupling manufacturing capacity

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PEM electrolyzer company Ohmium International closed a $45-million Series B financing round. Existing investor Fenice Investment Group led the round, with participation from current major investors and new investor Energy Transition Ventures. The funds will support Ohmium’s rapid growth plan to quadruple hydrogen manufacturing capacity from 500 MW annually to approximately two GW annually by the end of 2022.

Volkswagen says it’s ‘actively looking’ to develop an electric truck


Volkswagen Group of America CEO Scott Keogh said the automaker is “actively looking at” developing an all-electric truck in hopes of joining the several EV pickup models that have already or are set to enter the market in the coming years.

Honda to focus on increasing hybrid volume with core models: CR-V, Accord and in the future, Civic; Insight production ends in June

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As the next step in Honda’s electrification strategy in North America, the company will focus on increasing hybrid volume of core models: CR-V, Accord and, in the future, Civic. To make room for these moves, Honda will conclude Insight production in June. Honda will introduce all-new models of the CR-V Hybrid this year, followed by the Accord Hybrid, which will eventually make up 50% of the sales mix of each model. Hybrids will represent the top and best performing models in the lineup.

Tesla now doesn’t let anyone buy their car after lease is over as used car prices are skyrocketing


Tesla has changed its policy to now not allow anyone to buy their car after their lease is over as used car prices are skyrocketing to new records. more…. The post Tesla now doesn’t let anyone buy their car after lease is over as used car prices are skyrocketing appeared first on Electrek.

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ORNL computational study finds 15% bio-oil mixture in two-stroke marine engines can cut NOx 13% with efficiency parity

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A team at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has developed a new computational model of a two-stroke scaled marine engine, with reduced chemical mechanisms for diesel, biodiesel, bio-oil, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH). In a new open-access study published in the journal Fuel , the ORNL researchers used their model to assess the emissions of NO x and PAHs (as a surrogate for soot) of these fuel blends.

Podcast: Elon Musk moves to take over Twitter, Tesla Model Y Standard Range AWD, Toyota bZ4X price, and more


This week on the Electrek Podcast , we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy. This week, we are going to discuss Tesla CEO Elon Musk trying to take over Twitter, the price of the new Tesla Model Y Standard Range AWD, Toyota launching the bZ4X, and more.

Tesla Gigafactory Shanghai to resume production on Monday, April 18: report


It appears that the wait for Gigafactory Shanghai’s return to production is almost over. If recent reports prove accurate, Tesla’s massive Model 3 and Model Y plant in Shanghai may restart its operations on Monday, April 18, 2022.

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Here’s every electric vehicle that currently qualifies for the US federal tax credit


As sales of electric vehicles continue to surge, many new and prospective customers have questions about qualifying for federal tax credit on electric vehicles.

Twitter employees not “held hostage” by Elon Musk’s takeover offer: CEO


During an all-hands meeting yesterday, Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal highlighted that the social media platform was not being “held hostage” by Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s offer to purchase the company for over $40 billion.

Ride1Up Prodigy 28 mph electric bike begins deliveries, dropping mid-drive e-bike prices to new low


When Ride1Up first unveiled the Prodigy electric bicycle, it shocked many in the industry. The combination of a full-featured commuter electric bike with a high-end German mid-drive motor is nothing new, but selling it for just $2,295 was unheard of.

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Tesla pushes Made-in-Germany Model Y test drives in Switzerland


Potential customers in Switzerland who wish to try out a German-made Tesla Model Y now have the opportunity to take one of the European-made all-electric crossovers for a spin. As per a recent post on LinkedIn, Tesla is offering test drives for its Germany-made Model Y in Cham, Zug, Switzerland. .

Tesla now aims to reopen Giga Shanghai on April 18 after a 3-week shutdown


Tesla is now aiming to reopen Gigafactory Shanghai on Monday, April 18 after roughly three weeks of being shut down and missing out on the production of over 40,000 electric vehicles. more….

Tesla denied grant applications in Texas for Superchargers despite fractional costs


Tesla recently applied for a series of grants through a program in the State of Texas that would cover up to 70 percent of an electric vehicle charging stall installation.

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CATL invests in $6 billion battery project to manufacture, recycle, and mine material in Indonesia


Fresh off news of its first expansion outside of China into Germany, CATL is expanding further as part of a new $6 billion dollar battery chain project in Indonesia.

Twitter to adopt ‘poison pill’ strategy to fend off Musk’s $43B bid for platform


Twitter’s Board will adopt the “poison pill” strategy to fend off Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s $43 billion bid to buy the social media platform.

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Germany’s economic ministry wants to lower EV subsidies and completely halt PHEV aid by the end of 2022


Reports out of Germany state that the country’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action has proposed to gradually phase out subsidies for EV purchases through 2025 and completely eliminate any benefits to consumers purchasing plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) by the end of this year.

CATL and Indonesia set sights on EV material mining, battery manufacturing with $6B investment


A series of CATL subsidiaries have announced a new $6 billion investment with Indonesia in an effort to boost nickel mining and processing, battery materials obtainment, battery manufacturing, and battery recycling as e-mobility continues to surge forward.

Migrate to self-sustaining power with these solar panel deals from $110, more in New Green Deals


If you’re ready to begin the transition to self-sustaining power sources, then today’s New Green Deals is perfect for you. We’re taking a look at Home Depot’s latest sale which offers off-grid power setups from $110, with our favorite being Nature Power’s 440W solar starter kit at $514.

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SpaceX begins stress-testing upgraded Super Heavy booster


In a what is likely a prelude to engine installation, SpaceX has begun stress-testing an upgraded Super Heavy booster prototype.

Elon Musk claims that ‘funding was secured’ in infamous Tesla ‘420 take private’ attempt, but SEC/banks forced him to settle


Elon Musk opened up in a new interview yesterday about the SEC lawsuit regarding his attempt to take Tesla private back in 2018 and his infamous “funding secured” announcement.

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Tesla China refutes rumors that Gigafactory Shanghai will reopen in mid-May


A few days ago, rumors emerged that Tesla Gigafactory Shanghai would be reopening around the middle of May. The news was particularly bearish since Tesla relies on Giga Shanghai for the exports of the base Model 3 and Model Y to territories such as Europe.

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What does record investment in EVs mean for job growth?

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As electric vehicles gain popularity and automakers invest billions of dollars, they are bringing new jobs and economic growth to communities across the United States.

Molten-Salt Battery Freezes Energy Over a Whole Season

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As the pressure to decarbonize electricity grids mounts, so does the need to have long-term storage options for power generated from renewables. Especially for sources like wind and solar, which have discontinuous availability.

2023 Toyota bZ4X Priced From $42,000 In The United States


The EPA-estimated driving range is 252 miles for the base FWD model and 228 miles for the AWD version.

TATA Nexon EV (long-range) launch date confirmed


TATA Nexon EV (long-range) launch date confirmed Tata Motors is one of the greatest contenders in the electric four-wheeler sector.

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VW CEO Experiences First ID Buzz AD Autonomous Drive In Munich


The automaker wants to have a self-driving ID Buzz on the road in 2025