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Mazda2 Hybrid to be introduced in Europe; OEM model supplied by Toyota

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Mazda Motor Corporation will introduce the Mazda2 Hybrid in Europe from the spring of 2022.

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Ford plans a full-size electric truck with "incredibly high volume"

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Ford is preparing to follow up the 2022 F-150 Lightning with another full-size electric pickup truck designed from the start for "incredibly high volume," Ford CEO Jim Farley said in an interview with Automotive News (subscription required).

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Automotive industry develops new guidance for measuring recycled content of automotive products

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The Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) and the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) have published a new guidance document, “ Measuring Recycled Content of Automotive Products.”.

Hyundai Ioniq 5, Kia EV6 top 300 miles of EPA range, beat all rivals but Model Y in efficiency

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The Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 are the first two models to be built on Hyundai’s global E-GMP platform dedicated to electric vehicles.

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Cummins high horsepower diesel generator sets now approved for use with hydrotreated vegetable oil fuel

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Cummins Inc. announced approval of its entire line of diesel generator sets for use with paraffinic fuels (EN15940), including hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO), when used in standby applications. This announcement comes as part of Cummins overall commitment to develop innovative solutions that enable decarbonization, and proactively advance the company’s current technology to achieve industry leading emissions.

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Neuralink hopes to have first its human trials next year pending FDA approval


Elon Musk appeared for a short but productive interview at the Wall Street Journal’s (WSJ) CEO Council Summit on Tuesday, December 7.

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Successful testing of Motiv Power electronic stability control on Class 4 EV

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Motiv Power Systems announced the successful testing of its Electronic Stability Control System (ESC) on its EPIC4 platform.

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DOE data show nearly 10,000 workplace chargers have been installed as of Q1 2021

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Workplace charging stations are private charging stations that are designated for employees only.

Tesla releases findings from Model 3 police patrol car test


Tesla has released findings from its test program of a Model 3 that the automaker custom-built as a police patrol car in the UK. more… The post Tesla releases findings from Model 3 police patrol car test appeared first on Electrek.

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CLEPA study: EV-only approach would lead to the loss of half a million supplier jobs in the EU

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CLEPA, the European Association of Automotive Suppliers, commissioned PwC Strategy& to assess the impact of three different Green Deal policy scenarios on employment and value-add among automotive suppliers across Europe in the period of 2020-2040. The scenarios represent a mixed technology approach; the current EV-only approach proposed in the Fit for 55 package; and a radical EV ramp-up scenario.

Elon Musk calls for Senate not to pass the Build Back Better Act: ‘Tesla doesn’t need the $7,500’


Elon Musk calls for the Senate not to pass the $2 trillion Build Back Better Act and says Tesla doesn’t need the $7,500 tax credit for electric vehicles. However, his concerns appear to be more about federal spending and the deficit.

T&E: tests show cars powered by electrofuels emit high levels of criteria pollutants

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E-fuels are made by combining green hydrogen with CO 2 to produce liquid fuel that can be similar to gasoline or diesel used in conventional engines (as well as kerosene used in aviation). Proponents claim that if renewable electricity is used and CO 2 is captured from the air, then the e-gasoline and e-diesel are climate-neutral fuels that will also reduce pollution.

Elon Musk: Tesla Bot can solve labor shortage, but there’s no clear timeline


Elon Musk gave an update on Tesla Bot, Tesla’s upcoming humanoid robot project, and said that he believes it can solve the labor shortage issue. But the CEO is not committing to any timeline.

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Boskalis consortium awarded €24M to research accelerating the use of methanol as marine fuel

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A broader maritime consortium in which Boskalis, a leading global dredging and offshore contractor and maritime services provider, is participating has been awarded a €24-million grant to conduct research into accelerating the use of methanol as a low-carbon fuel within the shipping industry.

Tesla Megapack-powered big battery in Victoria, Australia is up and running


Neoen’s Victoria Big Battery (VBB), powered by Tesla’s Megapacks, has gone live and is ready for the summer in Australia.

Sigma Lithium begins construction of foundation and infrastructure for lithium production plant in Brazil

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Canada-based Sigma Lithium Corporation ( earlier post ) has begun construction on site to build the foundation and infrastructure installation of its greentech dense media separation production plant, at its wholly owned Grota do Cirilo project in Brazil. The company has secured 38 critical long-lead items required for the project and begun ordering them from respective suppliers, placing deposits to secure manufacturing timetables.

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Hyundai Ioniq 5 gets impressive EPA range of over 300 miles


Hyundai announced the EPA range of the Ioniq 5 today ahead of its US launch, and it received an impressive 300+ miles. more… The post Hyundai Ioniq 5 gets impressive EPA range of over 300 miles appeared first on Electrek.

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Toyota selects North Carolina Greensboro-Randolph Site for new US automotive battery plant; 1.2M electrified vehicles/year

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Toyota Motor North America has selected Greensboro-Randolph Megasite as the location for Toyota’s new $1.29-billion automotive battery manufacturing plant, to be named Toyota Battery Manufacturing, North Carolina (TBMNC). When it comes online in 2025, TBMNC will have four production lines, each capable of delivering enough lithium-ion batteries for 200,000 vehicles—with the intention to expand to at least six production lines for a combined total of up to 1.2 million vehicles per year.

Cybertruck to be Tesla’s best product to date; key updates to be revealed in January


The Tesla Cybertruck may be coming later than initially intended, but the wait for the product would be well worth it. This was according to CEO Elon Musk during a recent interview at the Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council Summit.

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CARB settles with American Honda Motor for $6.9M for violations of air quality regulations on small off-road engines

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) reached a settlement agreement with American Honda Motor Corporation, Inc. Honda) of Torrance, California for $6.9 million for violations of CARB’s air quality regulations. This is the second enforcement action against Honda in the past two years. In 2019, CARB testing revealed several small off-road engine (SORE) products did not meet CARB evaporative emission standards.

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SpaceX stacking two Starships at once for the first time in ten months


As of late November, SpaceX has begun stacking two Starship prototypes simultaneously for the first time in ten months.

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10,000 North American school buses will be converted to fully electric


Volkswagen CEO Diess to lose powers but remain leader of VW AG


Volkswagen Auto Group CEO Herbert Diess will lose some of his powers but will remain the leader of Europe’s largest carmaker after comments made last month put his job in jeopardy.

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Ford says it now has nearly 200,000 reservations for F-150 Lightning, or 3 years of backlog


Ford confirmed that it now has nearly 200,000 reservations for its upcoming F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck. At this point, it represents roughly a three-year backlog. It might make it hard to get access to the vehicle.

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Tesla’s Elon Musk talks EV charging infrastructure and billionaire taxes


Elon Musk’s recent appearance at the Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council Summit included several notable insights from the Tesla and SpaceX executive. Musk covered numerous topics during his interview, from the Cybertruck’s updates to the purpose of the Tesla Bot.

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China’s offshore wind growth drives more than 300GW wind capacity installed


China is the world’s biggest polluter – and it’s also the world’s leader in clean energy growth. China’s cumulative installed onshore and offshore wind capacity has now reached 302.2

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SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket rolls out to launch pad with NASA X-ray telescope


A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying NASA’s tiny IXPE X-ray telescope has rolled out to Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Pad 39A for the last time ahead of a planned Thursday, December 9th launch. Falcon 9 is scheduled to lift off at the start of a 90-minute window that opens at 1am EST (06:00 UTC).

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Addmotor unveils new City Pro electric bike for commuters with ‘125 miles of range’


Replacing cars as commuter vehicles is one of the best uses for electric bicycles, which help would-be riders turn into actual riders by adding the confidence boost of electric pedal assist. Now Addmotor is hoping to cash in on the market with its own electric city bike known as the City Pro.

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Lucid Group teams up with Bank of America for lender and financing services


Lucid Group ( NASDAQ: LCID ) has announced that it has selected Bank of America as its preferred lending partner, giving customers the opportunity to apply for financing services for a seamless and stress-free experience.

F-150 Lightning demand, Toyota hybrid battery plan, EV6 and Ioniq 5 top 300 miles: Today’s Car News

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Demand is surging for the F-150 Lightning, as Ford looks to go even bigger with future electric trucks. The newest EVs from Hyundai and Kia top 300 miles of range. Toyota is localizing battery production for its hybrids—and more in the future. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

Tesla Model X becomes site of an actual birth in the middle of Manhattan traffic


Heavy traffic is typically boring, so much so that every driver and passenger dreads it. On Sunday, however, the heavy Midtown traffic in Manhattan became the site of a rather remarkable event, as a woman ended up giving birth inside her Tesla Model X.

Quick Charge Podcast: December 7, 2021


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: December 7, 2021 appeared first on Electrek.

GM invests $51M to cast Siliverado EV drive units


On Tuesday, December 7, General Motors Co. announced a $51 million investment in its aluminum die casting foundry located in Bedford, Indiana. The funds will be used to install new equipment at the Indiana facility to produce drive unit casting for the upcoming Chevrolet Silverado EV.

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Hoover’s cordless electric leaf blower bundles a $20 gift card for $104, more in New Green Deals


Hoover is now helping you clean more than just indoors with its latest ONEPWR cordless leaf blower kit. On sale right now for $104 , you’ll also get an additional $20 gift card to Newegg, bringing today’s overall value to $163.

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High School Students Built This iPhone App for the Visually Impaired

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Members of a high school machine-learning club have developed an inexpensive smartphone application for those with. low or impaired vision. Eugene Choi, Raffu Khondaker, Irfan Nafi, and Pranav Ravella are seniors at the. Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology , in Alexandria, Va. “We

Volvo, Polestar Reportedly Working On Smaller Electric SUV


The model would sit below today’s XC40 and C40 models and also undercut them on price

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NYU Researchers Paving New Path for Robotics

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