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MAN methanol-ready four-stroke 32/44CR wins RINA approval

Green Car Congress

Classification society RINA has granted an Approval in Principle (AiP) certificate to MAN Energy Solutions for its methanol-ready MAN L/V 32/44CR engine. The AiP covers an upgrade concept for the four-stroke engine for conversion to dual-fuel running on methanol to provide greater flexibility to shipowners. This AiP is based on our recently published Methyl Alcohol Fuelled Ready notation.

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2024 GMC Hummer EV truck and SUV can charge other EVs at 6 kw

Green Car Reports

The 2024 GMC Hummer EV can charge an electric vehicle quicker than the standard 120-volt outlet found in most garages, GMC revealed last week at a demonstration for the SUV variant of GM's flagship electric vehicle. Both the 2024 Hummer EV truck (SUT) and the new Hummer EV SUV benefit from a new 19.2-kw onboard charger and portable charge cord.

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Biden Administration greenlights ConocoPhillips Willow project in Alaska

Green Car Congress

US Department of the Interior has approved a scaled-back version of ConocoPhillips’ Willow Master Development Plan in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A). ( Earlier post.) The Record of Decision (ROD) reduces the size of the project by denying two of the original five drill sites proposed by ConocoPhillips, which is seeking to develop oil and gas leases it acquired beginning in the late 1990s.

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2024 Kia EV9 3-row electric SUV squares off with luxury makes

Green Car Reports

Kia revealed images of the 2024 Kia EV9 three-row electric crossover SUV on Tuesday, setting the stage for a new flagship that mirrors the concept that debuted two years ago at the 2021 Los Angeles Auto Show. The tall, boxy crossover SUV takes the handsome look of the Kia Telluride into the future. The vertical ends defy aerodynamics with a new.

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

emissions global warming Norway climate change carbon dioxide youtube lighting

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Viridos raises $25M in Series A for algae-based jet and diesel fuel

Green Car Congress

Viridos (founded as Synthetic Genomics (SGI) in 2005) ( earlier post ) has raised a $25-million Series A equity investment. The Series A was led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV) and joined by Chevron USA. and United Airlines Ventures. The funding will be used for R&D to further increase algae oil productivity to reach commercially deployable levels.

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Porsche confirms electric Cayenne plus flagship EV above it

Green Car Reports

The Porsche Cayenne will get an all-electric variant, with a new flagship electric SUV positioned above it, Porsche confirmed Monday in its 2022 financial results presentation. The electric Cayenne will be included in a redesign marking the model's fourth generation. Porsche did not discuss specific launch timing, but it said the next-generation.

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VW picks Canada for first American PowerCo EV battery plant

Green Car Reports

Volkswagen has chosen a Canadian site for the first EV battery factory of its new PowerCo business unit outside Europe. Located in St. Thomas, Ontario, the factory is expected to start producing battery cells in 2027, according to a VW press release. It will be the third PowerCo battery plant globally, along with plants in Salzgitter, Germany, and.

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Electra produces lithium from battery recycling trial

Green Car Congress

Electra Battery Materials Corporation has successfully recovered lithium in its black mass recycling trial being conducted at its refinery north of Toronto. ( Earlier post.) Electra said that the recovery and subsequent production of a technical-grade lithium carbonate product in a plant-scale setting validates its proprietary hydrometallurgical process and efforts to date in commissioning its larger refinery complex.

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Porsche electric SUVs, VW batteries from Canada, Hummer EV as power bank: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Multiple large electric SUVs are on the way to the Porsche lineup. The VW Group chose Canada for building batteries for North American EVs. And the Hummer EV’s gigantic battery can be put to use charging other EVs. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. The upcoming 2024 model year GMC Hummer EV can charge other EVs at 6 kw using an.

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EIA: US ethane demand grew 9% in 2022, driven by petrochemical capacity additions

Green Car Congress

In 2022, US ethane demand increased by approximately 9%, or almost 0.2 million barrels per day (b/d), according to the US Energy Information Administration’s (EIA’s) Petroleum Supply Monthly. US production and consumption of ethane (a hydrocarbon gas liquid used almost exclusively as a feedstock in the petrochemical industry) has grown since 2010, along with the build-out of US petrochemical capacity.

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

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Volkswagen doubles down on its EV strategy with a nearly $200B investment

Electrek

After battery electric vehicle (BEV) sales rose 26% in 2022, Volkswagen is doubling down on its EV strategy, investing nearly $200B (€180 billion) over the next five years to ramp production. more… The post Volkswagen doubles down on its EV strategy with a nearly $200B investment appeared first on Electrek.

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IDTechEx forecasts second-life EV battery market to reach US$7B by 2033

Green Car Congress

IDTechEx forecasts that the second-life EV battery market will reach US$7B in value by 2033. The second-life EV battery market adds value to future energy infrastructure, creates a circular economy for electric vehicle (EV) batteries, and provides a lower levelized cost of storage compared to new batteries. A new IDTechEx report, “ Second-life Electric Vehicle Batteries 2023-2033 ”, highlights advancements in the second-life industry, ranging from regulatory and technology developments to player

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The Kia EV9 all-electric SUV revealed

Electric Cars Report

Kia Corporation has revealed full images of the exterior and interior design of the Kia EV9, its first three-row electric flagship SUV, which encapsulates bold styling and sophisticated elegance inside and out. The Kia EV9 represents a pivotal step forward in the company’s journey towards becoming a sustainable mobility solutions provider. The bold and confident […] The post The Kia EV9 all-electric SUV revealed appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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Rio Tinto begins underground production at Oyu Tolgoi; 4th largest copper mine in world by 2030

Green Car Congress

Rio Tinto has begun underground production from the Oyu Tolgoi copper mine in the Gobi Desert. ( Earlier post.) Oyu Tolgoi is expected to become the fourth-largest copper mine in the world by 2030, operating in the first quartile of the copper equivalent cost curve. Since the agreement between the Government of Mongolia and Rio Tinto in January 2022 to reset the relationship and move the Oyu Tolgoi underground project forward, 30 drawbells have been blasted and copper is now being produced from

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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 leads Germany in February EV sales, nearly double all other brands

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The German KBA released its EV sales data for February, showing that Tesla sold nearly double the EVs of any other brand. Tesla has been a segment leader in Germany since Giga Berlin was established, bringing Model Y production to Europe. This leadership has even resulted in the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y becoming the most popular vehicles in the country countless times.

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Volkswagen Group to build first non-European battery gigafactory in Canada

Green Car Congress

The Volkswagen Group and its battery company PowerCo have selected St. Thomas in Ontario, Canada to establish Volkswagen’s first overseas gigafactory for cell manufacturing. The plant will produce sustainable unified cells, with start of production planned for 2027. The decision to expand the PowerCo cell production ramp-up from Europe to Canada is further evidence of the growth strategy of the Group in North America.

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NIO won't get involved in price war, exec says

CN EV Post

China's auto industry is facing cyclical swings in the transition to electrification that can't be weathered by price wars and require automakers to stick to brand values, an NIO executive said. NIO US | NIO HK | NIO SG An NIO (NYSE: NIO) executive said the company won't get involved in a price war, which has come into focus with the recent sharp price cuts by a large number of internal combustion engine (ICE) automakers.

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With Heat From Heat Pumps, US Energy Requirements Could Plummet By 50%

CleanTechnica EVs

Electrification and heat pumps radically reduce the requirement to build new wind, solar, nuclear, hydro, and geothermal primary energy sources.

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Volkswagen selects Ontario for first battery gigafactory outside Europe

Electric Cars Report

The Volkswagen Group steps up its activities in North America in a bid to take a strong position in this important growth market for battery electric vehicles. The Group and its battery company PowerCo have selected St. Thomas in Ontario, Canada to establish Volkswagen’s first overseas gigafactory for cell manufacturing, which will produce sustainable unified […] The post Volkswagen selects Ontario for first battery gigafactory outside Europe appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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Tesla Autopilot gets stone cast in its direction by Pete Buttigieg

Teslarati

Tesla Autopilot had stones cast in its direction by Pete Buttigieg, the U.S. Secretary of Transportation, who said the naming of the driver assistance suite didn’t align with “common sense.” In an interview with Bloomberg on Tuesday, Buttigieg said Autopilot shouldn’t be called what it is because it still requires users to keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheels during operation: “I wouldn’t call something ‘Autopilot’ if the manual explicitly says that you

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Octopus EV to buy 5,000 BYD EVs for UK customers over the next 3 years

Electric Cars Report

Octopus Electric Vehicles, the EV specialist business from the Octopus Energy Group, has agreed a landmark deal with the world’s leading manufacturer of EVs, BYD, as it expands into the UK. The agreement will see Octopus EV purchase 5,000 new EVs from BYD for UK customers over the next three years – the largest deal […] The post Octopus EV to buy 5,000 BYD EVs for UK customers over the next 3 years appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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How charge management can reduce OpEx and CapEx for EV fleet projects

Charged EVs

Charge management software optimizes charging based on the available power, the schedules of the vehicles and the cost of electricity—from the rudimentary systems built into chargers to highly sophisticated systems that integrate with micro-grids or depot management. The amount of peak reduction a CMS can deliver depends on the duty cycle of the vehicles.

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Lamborghini shows off new chassis tech for its upcoming 1,001 hp PHEV hypercar

Electric Cars Report

For 60 years, Automobili Lamborghini has been synonymous with cutting-edge innovation. Just a few weeks ahead of launching the first hybrid plug-in V12 High Performance Electrified Vehicle (HPEV), the Sant’Agata Bolognese brand unveils a technical solution that is unique in today’s automotive landscape. The LB744 is based on a new aeronautics-inspired chassis, the ‘monofuselage’.

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CATL, BAIC sign deal to jointly develop battery products

CN EV Post

CATL will participate in the vehicle development and production of BAIC-affiliated NEV companies, and provide power battery products and services. (Image credit: CATL) BAIC Group, which has lagged behind many of its local counterparts in the transition to electrification, appears to be stepping up its efforts. CATL and BAIC signed a strategic cooperation agreement on March 13, in which they plan to jointly develop power battery products and tap into the new energy vehicle (NEV) market, according

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Volta Trucks secures European Whole Vehicle Type Approval for the all-electric Volta Zero

Electric Cars Report

UK-based electric truck startup Volta Trucks has announced another significant milestone on its journey to production, receiving European Whole Vehicle Type Approval for its 16-tonne all-electric Volta Zero vehicle. The European Community Whole Vehicle Type Approval (ECWVTA) certification allows Volta Trucks to produce and sell the all-electric Volta Zero in volume.

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Volvo Trucks Is Bringing Electric Trucks To South Africa!

CleanTechnica EVs

In 2022, the number of heavy electric trucks on the roads in Europe and the United States grew faster than ever before. One of the leaders in the electric heavy truck industry is Volvo Trucks.

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EVBox officially celebrates milestone of 500,000 EV charging ports shipped worldwide

Electric Cars Report

EV charging solutions provider EVBox has officially shipped 500,000 charging ports to their customers and partners around the globe. This is a part of EVBox’s mission to empower forward-thinking businesses to build a sustainable future by providing flexible and scalable charging solutions. Electric vehicles, and the infrastructure that powers them, are key building blocks of a sustainable […] The post EVBox officially celebrates milestone of 500,000 EV charging ports shipped worldwide appe

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The Maestro Behind Design-Software Behemoth Synopsys

Cars That Think

For Synopsys Chief Executive Aart de Geus , running the electronic design automation behemoth is similar to being a bandleader. He brings together the right people, organizes them into a cohesive ensemble, and then leads them in performing their best. De Geus, who helped found the company in 1986, has some experience with bands. The IEEE Fellow has been playing guitar in blues and jazz bands since he was an engineering student in the late 1970s.

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Tesla walks away from public funding for Superchargers because of payment system integration

Electrek

Tesla has decided to walk away from millions of dollars in public funding for Superchargers in California due to a requirement to integrate a payment system. more… The post Tesla walks away from public funding for Superchargers because of payment system integration appeared first on Electrek.

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Cargo ships powered by wind could help fight climate change

Innovation News Network

Future cargo ships are set to be powered by wind once again due to a new project that retrofits large vessels with ultra-modern wing sails. The post Cargo ships powered by wind could help fight climate change appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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What Is An EV? What Do You Need To Know About Transportation Electrification?

CleanTechnica EVs

At this turning point in powering our world, you probably have questions about electric vehicles. Here are some answers to help you make sense of the new terms and core concepts.

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Elon Musk’s Boring Co. Vegas Loop reaches 1 million passengers

Teslarati

Elon Musk’s Boring Company Vegas Loop has given one 1 million passengers a ride throughout the Sin City, the company confirmed today. After being proposed in 2019 and unveiled in April 2021, the Vegas Loop has provided a new, express-geared method of transportation for residents and visitors to travel between various hotspots in Tesla Model 3 and Model X vehicles.

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Survey Shows Pathway To Speeding Up EV Adoption In Rural Areas

CleanTechnica EVs

Regardless of where we live, we should all have the opportunity to enjoy the benefits provided by electric vehicles. These benefits range from the reduced cost of operation, the reduced need for maintenance and the improved performance, to the fact that electric vehicles have no tailpipe emissions.

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Tesla V4 Superchargers unveiled in Europe, could launch this month

Teslarati

Tesla’s first V4 Superchargers are set to launch in Europe in March, bringing the newest and fastest iteration of the company’s industry-leading charging infrastructure to light. Tesla’s Supercharging network has been the best in the industry, and it’s no secret. Its locations, dependability, and innovation have contributed to the automaker being one of the few that has been able to offer enough charging stations to support its demand.

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