Fri.Dec 17, 2021

Rolls-Royce makes Duisburg container terminal climate-neutral with mtu hydrogen technology

Green Car Congress

A microgrid based on renewable energies with hydrogen-powered fuel cells for emergency and peak power as well as hydrogen combustion engines can meet the special energy requirements of port facilities.

Rivian confirms second plant for Georgia, production start in 2024

Green Car Reports

Rivian on Thursday confirmed plans for a second factory in Georgia. Constructions is scheduled to begin in summer 2022, with the goal of starting production in 2024, Rivian said in a press release.

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Goodyear introduces its first EV replacement tire in North America: ElectricDrive GT

Green Car Congress

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has launched the new ElectricDrive GT, Goodyear’s first replacement tire in North America tuned for electric vehicles (EVs).

2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E gets range boost, now up to 314 miles

Green Car Reports

The 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E is getting a range boost, per information from Ford's online configurator. The configurator now lists a maximum range of 314 miles for the Mach-E California Route 1 model with rear-wheel drive, versus the current EPA-official 305 miles.

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USDA and Blue Biofuels collaborate to optimize yields of king grass for cellulosic ethanol production

Green Car Congress

Blue Biofuels (BIOF) and the United States Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (USDA ARS) are collaborating on optimizing the yields of Pennisetum hybridum , commonly known as king grass, a perennial grass biomass crop, that the Company is using as feedstock for its patented mechanocatalytic cellulose-to-sugar (CTS) process.

First drive review: 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 plugs into new wave, not the mainstream

Green Car Reports

The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 looks different than all the rest, and from first sight it can tangle you up in a spot where nostalgia meets the future. I’ll get back to that feeling.

Volkswagen of America to invest $20M in 50-state EV dealer readiness program

Green Car Congress

Volkswagen of America, Inc., VWoA) unveiled the first major results of its nationwide Network Readiness Co-Op Program, an investment of $20 million to support its more than 600 dealership partners to transform into regional hubs of EV experience. With sales and reservations for the all-electric ID.4

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Volvo Group, Daimler Truck, and the TRATON Group to form JV to install & operate European high-performance charging network; €500M investment

Green Car Congress

Leading commercial vehicle manufacturers Volvo Group, Daimler Truck, and the TRATON Group have signed a binding agreement to create a joint venture (JV) to install and to operate a high-performance public charging network for battery-electric, heavy-duty long-haul trucks and coaches across Europe.

Audi opening a unique charging hub concept with 320 kW chargers and exclusive upstairs lounge

Electrek

Next week, Audi will open what it is calling “world’s first” charging hub concept in Nuremberg, Germany, complete with reservation options and a lounge area.

SK invests in Fulcrum BioEnergy to accelerate production of low-carbon fuel from waste

Green Car Congress

SK Inc., the strategic investment arm of South Korea’s SK Group, was part of a $50-million investment in Fulcrum BioEnergy, a US-based waste-to-fuels company. SK Inc. was joined in the investment with a Korean private equity fund.

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GM announces first deliveries of GMC Hummer EV pickup truck

Electrek

GM announced today that it produced the first GMC Hummer EV pickup trucks for customers’ deliveries, which can now begin. It’s the second electric pickup truck to hit the market. more… The post GM announces first deliveries of GMC Hummer EV pickup truck appeared first on Electrek.

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IHS Markit sees supply crunch coming for electrical steel; potential disruptor of OEM electrification plans

Green Car Congress

The rapid growth of the hybrid and electric vehicle segment could potentially cause demand for electrical steel to outpace supply from 2025, according to a new report by a team of analysts from the Automotive Supply Chain and Technology team at IHS Markit.

SpaceX to replicate Starbase, build multiple Starship launch pads in Florida

Teslarati

Less than two weeks after CEO Elon Musk revealed that SpaceX has restarted construction of a Starship launch site at Kennedy Space Center’s existing LC-39A pad, NASA has revealed the company’s plans for an entirely different Starship launch site just a few miles to the north.

ARPA-E launching SCALEUP 2021 program with $100M

Green Car Congress

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a funding opportunity announcement ( DE-FOA-0002641 ) for up to $100 million to support the scaling and deployment of high-risk and potentially disruptive new technologies across the full spectrum of energy applications.

Elon Musk jokes about his “unrequited love” towards Bernie Sanders

Teslarati

Elon Musk may be prone to striking back without hesitation to his critics online, but the Tesla and SpaceX CEO still seems quite fond of some of the United States’ climate advocates.

FedEx takes delivery of first electric delivery vans from GM’s BrightDrop

Electrek

FedEx confirmed today that it has taken delivery of the first electric delivery vans from GM’s BrightDrop division. The first 5 EVs of the 500 that the logistic giant ordered.

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Boring Company San Antonio project gets some competition

Teslarati

The Boring Company’s (TBC) potential San Antonio project has some competition. The Alamo Regional Mobility Authority (RMA)received four proposals from other contractors to transport people between San Antonio International Airport and downtown.

Tesla expands its real-time data car insurance product to Illinois

Electrek

Tesla has now expanded the availability of its real-time data car insurance product to car owners in Illinois. It’s now the third state to get Tesla Insurance and the second one with the more recent product based on real-time data from the drivers.

GMC Hummer EV makes its way to customers for first deliveries

Teslarati

After a long-anticipated wait, the GMC Hummer EV is finally making its way to customers for first deliveries, the automaker announced earlier today.

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Coal production will rise to its highest-ever levels in 2022, says IEA

Electrek

Coal production is forecast to reach an all-time high in 2022, and then after a couple of years, plateau as demand flattens, according to the latest annual market report from the International Energy Agency (IEA), released today.

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Tesla hit with new lawsuit over Musk’s stock sale Twitter poll, Warren Tweets

Teslarati

Tesla is being hit with a new lawsuit from institutional investors that questions whether the frontman’s Tweets are being reviewed.

The Rivian R1T is Electrek’s 2021 vehicle of the year

Electrek

This pickup truck has everything – faster than most sports cars, a roomy interior with lots of storage and extras, and it can go off-road where no other production vehicle can go.

Ford launches zero-carbon EV charging from home in California

Teslarati

Ford announced today that it is launching a new program aimed toward promoting sustainable home electric vehicle charging.

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Ditch gas and oil with Greenworks’ 40V electric blower at $103, more in New Green Deals

Electrek

If you still use a gas-powered leaf blower, or just don’t have one at all yet, then Greenworks’ 40V model is a great buy all around. Delivering a cordless experience, you won’t need to drag an extension cable behind you while cleaning up.

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Electric van helps to save over 240 tonnes of food waste in Milton Keynes

Drive Electric

Food Connect Milton Keynes. Food Connect Milton Keynes, a project of Hubbub, stops food going to waste. It does this by collecting fresh food from shops and businesses such as supermarkets that otherwise would have gone to waste, and delivering to community fridges.

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Extreme E races at the Jurassic X Prix in England for inaugural season finale

Electrek

Extreme E is back this weekend for the fifth and final race of its inaugural season, this time on the Jurassic Coast in southern England. Each Extreme E venue is picked to bring awareness to one aspect of environmental damage humans are doing to the Earth.

Ford launches new EV charging project for its commercial customers shift to electric 

Electric Vehicles India

Ford launches new EV charging project for its commercial customers shift to electric . Ford has announced that it is launching a new project that helps its commercial customers to make a shift to electric vehicles. Ford plans to sell EV charging installation equipment and software management tools.

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Waze is adding support to show and search for EV charging stations

Electrek

As electric vehicles grow in popularity, there are two big challenges to overcome. First and foremost, there’s, of course, the pricing. However, the other major problem for many customers today is finding a charging station, and that’s a task Google’s Waze app will now assist with.

GM's BrightDrop Delivers First EV600 Electric Vans To FedEx

InsideEVs

BrightDrop today shipped the first five of 500 electric delivery vans ordered by FedEx

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Podcast: Rivian EV of year / first earnings, Hyundai Ioniq 5 price, Hummer EV deliveries, and more

Electrek

This week on the Electrek Podcast , we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including a bunch of Rivian news through its first earnings report and it being named Electrek’s vehicle of the year, Hyundai announcing Ioniq 5 price, first Hummer EV deliveries, and more.

Musk: Tesla Investing $10B In Giga Austin, Will Create 20,000 Jobs

InsideEVs

CEO also says the factory will lead to the creation of 100,000 indirect jobs

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Meta Offers Nothing New to the Metaverse

Cars That Think

You may have heard that Facebook is owned by a company that is no longer called Facebook but, instead, Meta (officially Meta Platforms). CEO Mark Zuckerberg detailed the name change in a CGI-laden presentation that spanned an hour and 17 minutes.

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Flash Drive: 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5

Clean Fleet Report

All-New, All-Electric Compact SUV. The next few years will see an onrush of electric vehicles, with the SUV class getting the majority of the new models.

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Tesla Model S Plaid Kicked Off Track For Going Too Fast

InsideEVs

We warned early on that this would likely be the case in some instances. It's time for a parachute

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5 Courses to Beef Up Your Knowledge of Blockchain Technology

Cars That Think

Blockchain technology has the ability to change a number of industries. Although it is commonly referred to when speaking of cryptocurrencies, blockchain also can affect the supply chain, health care, the Internet of Things, and more.

1980s Nissan Bluebird Gets Rejuvenated By Leaf EV Powertrain

InsideEVs

Now called "Newbird," the humble hatchback can cover 130 miles on a full charge of its 40 kWh battery

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A Bitcoin Wallet for the Masses

Cars That Think

A wallet to hold bitcoins—or other cryptocurrencies—is not at all a new idea. Basically a souped-up flash drive, these gadgets hold a private key, protected by a pin or passcode, that allows a user to securely access cryptocurrency data; the data itself lives in the blockchain.

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