Wed.Sep 15, 2021

EPA confirms 249-mile range for Volkswagen ID.4 AWD Pro electric SUV

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Volkswagen of America announced another round of fuel economy figures for the 2021 ID.4 electric SUV. The ID.4 AWD Pro has an EPA-estimated 249 miles of range on a full charge and the AWD Pro S has an EPA-estimated 240 miles of range on a full charge. The ID.4

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California projects 100 retail hydrogen stations by the end of 2023

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) predicts continued slow expansion of hydrogen infrastructure in the state. It recently issued a report projecting 100 retail hydrogen stations in operation in the state by the end of 2023.

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India’s Shoonya campaign aims to boost electric last-mile deliveries

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NITI Aayog, the Government of India’s official think tank, with support from RMI and RMI India, has launched a campaign to transform last-mile deliveries and eliminate pollution through consumer engagement. Based on the Sanskrit word for zero, Shoonya will create a verification and branding system for electric delivery vehicles and the packages they deliver.

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Tested: 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime is better off-road with EV Mode

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You name it. Within reason, the Toyota RAV4 Prime can tackle it. The versatility of the Toyota RAV4 Prime continues to amaze us.

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Those who flew in 2020 had twice the environmental impact of those in 2019

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by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. The energy intensity of a transportation mode is calculated by dividing the amount of fuel used by the number of passenger miles traveled and converting the result into a common measure—Btu (British thermal units) per passenger mile traveled. Until recently, the energy intensity of domestic flying was higher than the energy intensity of driving light-duty vehicles (cars and light trucks).

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Tesla co-founder's company focuses on "less sexy" key for US-made EVs: Battery materials

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As United States battery manufacturing increases to support greater EV production, battery materials could become a potential choke point. It's this "less sexy" element that Tesla co-founder J.B. Straubel aims to address with his new company, Redwood Materials.

Rolls-Royce and Flanders Electric to develop hybrid retrofit solution for mining trucks

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Rolls-Royce and Flanders Electric have agreed to develop a retrofit concept for hybridizing mining trucks that can reduce CO 2 emissions by up to 30%. It integrates mtu engines, batteries and hybrid control systems, and Flanders drive train solutions.

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Mercedes-Benz do Brasil presents fully electric bus chassis eO500U

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Mercedes-Benz do Brasil has presented the fully electric eO500U bus chassis. The bus chassis was specially designed for Latin American cities and will be produced in São Bernardo do Campo, in the Brazilian state of São Paulo, from 2022 on.

SpaceX rockets private astronaut crew into orbit for the first time in spaceflight history

Teslarati

For the first time in spaceflight history, a crew of all-private astronauts have rocketed into orbit – and on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft.

DeepRoute.ai closes $300M in Series B; scaling urban logistics and fleet operation

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DeepRoute.ai has closed a Series B funding round with the investment totaling to more than US$300 million. The funding will further research and development, help scale automaker collaboration and fleet operation, and support the expansion of the team. DeepRoute.ai’s

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A Tesla Roadster will drive across Britain to make a point about battery longevity

Electrek

This weekend, a Tesla Roadster will make the journey from Lands End to John O’ Groates, an 870-mile drive spanning the full length of the island of Great Britain.

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Rio Tinto teams up with Caterpillar for zero-emissions autonomous haul trucks

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Rio Tinto and Caterpillar have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Caterpillar’s development of zero-emissions autonomous haul trucks for use at one of Rio Tinto’s Western Australian mining operations. The collaboration will see Rio Tinto work with Caterpillar to advance the development of the manufacturer’s future 220-tonne 793 zero-emissions autonomous haul truck including the validation of Caterpillar’s emerging zero-emissions technology.

Tesla’s Full Self-Driving Beta makes its way to Canada

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Tesla has started rolling out its Full Self-Driving Beta software to drivers in Canada. Following the release of the “mind-blowing” FSD Beta version 10 release last weekend , Tesla is finally attempting to test its FSD software in countries outside the United States.

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Embark and HP introduce EV drayage within autonomous truck operations

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Embark Trucks, a developer of self-driving software for the trucking industry ( earlier post ), announced a joint initiative with HP to combine electric and autonomous truck technology and create a more sustainable distribution network.

Tesla Model Y impresses in ‘moose test’

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Tesla Model Y has been put through the “moose test,” and it impressed with its nimbleness for an SUV. more… The post Tesla Model Y impresses in ‘moose test’ appeared first on Electrek.

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Hyundai Motor Group and LG Energy Solution begin construction of EV battery cell plant in Indonesia; 10 GWh to start

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Hyundai Motor Group and LG Energy Solution have begun construction of an electric vehicle (EV) battery cell plant in Indonesia to secure leadership in the global battery electric vehicle (BEV) market. Hyundai and LG Energy Solution announced that they held a virtual groundbreaking ceremony with the Government of Indonesia at the site of the planned plant in Karawang New Industry City, near Jakarta.

EGEB: Illinois to shut all fossil fuel plants by 2045 and invest $580M a year in renewables [Update]

Electrek

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): The governor of Illinois has signed a bill that makes the state a US clean energy leader. Here’s the Democrats’ plan for clean electricity in the $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill.

KULR Technology Group to provide lithium-ion battery transportation solution to Heritage Battery Recycling

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KULR Technology Group, a developer of lithium-ion battery safety and thermal management technologies, will provide its KULR-Tech Safe Case to lithium-ion battery recycler Heritage Battery Recycling (HBR), a new platform company of The Heritage Group, for the safe transportation logistics of HBR’s battery collection operations across North America. Earlier post.).

Tesla starts testing its Full Self-Driving Beta software on Canadian roads

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Tesla has started testing its Full Self-Driving Beta software on Canadian roads ahead of the wider release in the US. more… The post Tesla starts testing its Full Self-Driving Beta software on Canadian roads appeared first on Electrek.

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Rivian rolls out its first customer-ready R1T electric pickup

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Rivian has built its first-ever customer-ready R1T all-electric pickup truck after months of building pre-production vehicles, dialing in manufacturing accuracy. Company CEO RJ Scaringe tweeted photographs of the first-ever R1T built for a customer on Tuesday.

Volocopter shares plan to bring eVTOL urban air mobility to US starting with Los Angeles

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Urban Air Mobility (UAM) specialist Volocopter has recently announced a partnership with Urban Movement Labs (UML) to explore the potential of implementing UAM solutions in the Los Angeles area.

Tesla unofficially tops J.D. Power’s APEAL Study once again

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Tesla has unofficially topped J.D. Power’s APEAL study, which tests how an owner emotionally connects with their new car. It is the 26th time J.D. Power has performed the APEAL study, and the second straight year, Tesla took the top prize, unofficially.

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XPeng launches P5 in China starting around $24,500 with plans for a European version

Electrek

Chinese EV automaker XPeng Motors has officially launched its new P5 sedan in China, ahead of deliveries in October.

Lucid compared to Tesla, Ferrari as Bank of America initiates coverage

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Lucid Group ( NASDAQ: LCID ) is being compared to EV leader Tesla and legendary Italian performance vehicle company Ferrari by Bank of America, which initiated coverage on the electric car company’s stock today.

Zero releases early reveal of 2022 updates to its electric motorcycle models

Electrek

Zero Motorcycles already operates the world’s largest electric motorcycle network thanks to the company’s wide distribution of dealerships. Now those electric motorcycles are receiving some key updates as Zero unveils its MY2022 upgrades ahead of schedule.

All-Electric EQS from Mercedes-Benz now Available to Order

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EQS is the first all-electric luxury saloon from the Mercedes-EQ brand Range of up to 453 miles from 107.8

VW ID. Life first look – the cheap electric car we’ve been waiting for [Video]

Electrek

Volkswagen has finally given us our first look at the sub-£20,000 ($24,000) compact electric car we’ve been eagerly awaiting, in the form of the adorable, stubby, VW ID. Life concept. more… The post VW ID.

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SpaceX set to launch world’s first private astronaut crew to record heights [webcast]

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In less than 12 hours, SpaceX will kick off a more than four-hour webcast covering Crew Dragon’s historic Inspiration4 mission – set to be the world’s first all-private orbital astronaut launch and the highest private citizens have ever flown.

Ola’s 70 mph electric scooters selling like hotcakes, two every second

Electrek

Ola’s S1 and S1 Pro electric scooters are off to a massive start after the first day of sales, with CEO Bhavish Aggarwal claiming that the company is selling two electric scooters every second.

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UT administration prepares final draft policy on electric vehicles

Electric Vehicles India

UT administration prepares final draft policy on electric vehicles. The UT Administration has formed a three-member committee to prepare a draft policy on electric vehicles in Chandigarh.

US-made fat-tire electric motorcycle Volcon Grunt begins shipping

Electrek

Volcon Powersports burst onto the scene in late 2020 with lofty goals to build a fancy, funny-looking yet reasonably priced fat tire electric motorcycle in the US.

Tata Motors XPRES-T Electric Sedan at Rs 9.54 lakhs

Electric Vehicles India

Tata Motors XPRES-T Electric Sedan at Rs 9.54 Tata Motors has launched its new ‘XPRES T EV’ sedan for the fleet customers.

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Electric bicycle tax credit makes progress in Congress but gets slashed from 30% to 15%

Electrek

A 30% tax credit for electric bicycle purchases in the US has been slowly working its way through the gauntlet of Congress. The latest update to the proposed legislation shows much anticipated progress but also reduces the potential size of the incentive.

Tesla Autopilot NHTSA probe moves forward, will be compared with OEM systems

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Tesla’s Autopilot probe conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is now moving forward as the agency is requesting information from twelve other manufacturers that also have driver assistance systems.

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Workhorse withdraws protest filing against USPS to focus on other business opportunities

Electrek

EV manufacturer Workhorse Group announced it is voluntarily withdrawing its legal challenge against the United States Postal Service (USPS). The June lawsuit addresses the USPS awarding a multibillion-dollar contract to Oshkosh Defense to produce its next fleet of mail delivery vehicles.

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Competing Visions Underpin China’s Quantum Computer Race

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China and the US are in a race to conquer quantum computing, which promises to unleash the potential of artificial intelligence and give the owner all-seeing, code-breaking powers.

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Hyundai delays Ioniq 5 electric car launch in the US

Electrek

Hyundai confirmed that it is delaying the launch of the Ioniq 5 electric car in the US by a few months. It’s a disappointment since the vehicle is expected to be disruptive. more… The post Hyundai delays Ioniq 5 electric car launch in the US appeared first on Electrek.