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Hamburg orders up to 100 MAN Lion’s City E electric buses

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Verkehrsbetriebe Hamburg-Holstein GmbH (VHH) is ordering up to 100 electric buses from MAN Truck & Bus. VHH also recently ordered 95 Mercedes-Benz Citaro E electric buses, with an option for 155 more. ( Earlier post.) VHH has already called for the first 48 eBuses from the new framework agreement with MAN. Delivery of the vehicles is scheduled for the turn of the year 2023/2024.

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Blink Charging to provide up to 41,500 EV charging stations and network services to USPS

Electric Cars Report

Blink Charging, a leading manufacturer, operator and provider of EV charging equipment and services, was awarded an IDIQ contract by the United States Postal Service (USPS) to sell up to 41,500 EV charging units to support EV charging infrastructure for the USPS as part of its vehicle electrification strategy. Blink will provide its Series 7 […] The post Blink Charging to provide up to 41,500 EV charging stations and network services to USPS appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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Volkswagen Group’s PowerCo breaks ground on second cell gigafactory

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The Volkswagen Group’s PowerCo broke ground for construction of its second PowerCo cell factory. Gigafactory Valencia will start production of the unified cell in 2026 and will directly employ more than 3,000 people in the future, with a further up to 30,000 indirect jobs potentially being created at suppliers and partners in Spain according to a recent study.

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Lexus RZ review, Kia EV9 debut, affordable VW EV, peak oil timeline: The Week in Reverse

Green Car Reports

Which big electric truck can give other EVs 20 miles or more of range per hour? Why are EVs a traffic-safety threat, according to one of the major U.S. safety agencies? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending March 17, 2023. In a first drive of the 2023 Lexus RZ 450e, we found.

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

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DOE to award $590M to renew four existing Bioenergy Research Centers

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) will award $590 million to renew its four existing Bioenergy Research Centers (BRCs). This funding will help support the Department’s research into the next generation of sustainable, cost-effective bioproducts and bioenergy from domestic biomass resources. Each of the four centers, led by a National Laboratory or University, support the science behind a bio-based economy and aims to break down the barriers to building a strong domestic bioenergy industry.

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Repsol and SEUR sign a strategic agreement to advance electric mobility

Electric Cars Report

Repsol and SEUR have signed a strategic agreement to advance electric mobility in Spain. In this way, the multi-energy company becomes SEUR’s strategic partner in its energy transition and the process of decarbonizing its fleet to promote a more sustainable mobility. Under this agreement, Repsol will install and operate more than 150 EV charging points […] The post Repsol and SEUR sign a strategic agreement to advance electric mobility appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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Polestar 3 launches in China with $29k price cut

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Polestar has launched the Polestar 3 electric SUV in China and has slashed its starting price by roughly $29,000. Polestar is working to dramatically increase the size of its EV lineup over the coming years, and the first new vehicle it is launching is the Polestar 3. The 3 is the brand’s first full-size SUV offering and is set to take on the Tesla Model X and the Rivian R1S in the world of large electric SUVs.

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Lithium News: 7 Lithium Stories You Missed

CleanTechnica EVs

Lithium, lithium, lithium — as much as we cover the lithium market, there’s much more to cover. The lithium market is jumping. Below are 7 notable lithium stories we haven’t written about before today. Lithium Americas has started construction on its Thacker Pass lithium project located in Nevada.

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Rivian’s newest electric van variant has hit the road

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The Rivian EDV 500, the automaker’s new smaller variant of the EDV 700 van, has been spotted on the road. One of the defining segments of Rivian is its electric delivery van offerings. Thanks in large part to a massive 100,000 van order from America’s largest retailer, Amazon, Rivian has been able to continue to ramp production of its electric delivery vans (EDVs) considerably.

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Weird Alibaba: Cruise all day on this cheap electric… flatbed cart?

Electrek

When it comes to four-wheeled electric vehicles, Alibaba is known to have some doozies in the low price department. But this model might take the cake for cheapest electric vehicle yet. I’m not sure what I’d use it for, but at least the $600 price tag wouldn’t be nearly as hard to justify to my wife as my $2,000 truck was. And as some nice bonus points, it works perfectly for this week’s edition of the Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicle of the Week!

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

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ElonJet creator criticizes CEO’s mentality behind plane tracking

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Jack Sweeney, the creator of ElonJet, the controversial tracker that gave updates on the Tesla CEO’s private jet location, believes that Musk’s mentality regarding airline tracking is one-sided. Sweeney said earlier this week that he would report a Tweet tracking the location of NFL football team the New York Jets’ plane, which had various team employees aboard. “I’m gonna have to report this,” Sweeney Tweeted. “If I get banned for posting it live, so wi

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Nottingham City Council’s Eastcroft Depot Launches New Vehicle-To-Grid (V2G) Demonstrator Project

CleanTechnica EVs

Nottingham City Council’s electric vehicle fleet is growing quite nicely. At the moment, 51% of the council’s vehicles are powered by electricity, including six bin lorries, road sweepers, and vans. Electric bin lorries and road sweepers — how cool is that!

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Oregon’s EV incentive program that brought Tesla prices below $30k is running out of money

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Oregon’s electric vehicle incentive program that was widely publicized for bringing the price of a Tesla Model 3 well below $30,000 is being suspended for a year starting in May because it is running out of money. According to a new report from Oregon Live , so many people have applied for the program because of the hefty incentives that the program is being paused for 12 months in May.

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BYD Launches Han BEV, Song PLUS DM-i, And Destroyer 05 PHEV In Uzbekistan

CleanTechnica EVs

In February of last year, BYD Auto Industry Co Ltd (BYD) and UZAVTOSANOAT JSC (UzAuto) signed a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to develop, produce, and popularize “new energy vehicles” (NEV) in Uzbekistan. UzAuto is the largest and only manufacturer in Central Asia to offer a full range of vehicles.

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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 Hardware 4 shows improvements in unprotected turns

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More Tesla Hardware 4 improvements have been identified, showing that the updated system’s cameras have improved the car’s field of view, which can be incredibly helpful in unprotected turns. Tesla has been slowly and quietly introducing Hardware 4 to vehicles, starting with Model S and X. Most of the improvements are found in processing power.

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Scania Demonstrates How To Bring Fast Charging To Any Location By Integrating A Northvolt Voltpack Mobile Battery System

CleanTechnica EVs

Northvolt offers high-performance lithium-ion cells based around proprietary Lingonberry NMC chemistry. These are available in both cylindrical and prismatic formats.

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Why Tesla competitors will need more than affordability to take EV pioneer’s crown

Teslarati

Over the past several years, automotive manufacturers from all corners of the world have jumped head-first into electric vehicle production. In an attempt to catch Tesla, who has been recognized as the industry leader, car companies have tried all strategies, including undercutting pricing, but they’ll need much more than that to catch up. Tesla’s most affordable vehicle is the Rear-Wheel Drive Model 3, which starts at $42,990 before incentives.

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What's Up With Tesla's New Engineering Headquarters In California?

InsideEVs

Musk said Tesla would be "kind of a dual-headquartered company," with engineering operations in Palo Alto and other facets in Texas.

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Wrecked Tesla Model S Plaid demolishes at the drag strip

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A previously wrecked Tesla Model S Plaid has been given a new life as a drag car and is cleaning up race-prepped competition. Ever since Tesla launched the Model S, enthusiasts have found it to be one of the best drag car platforms on the planet. Its incredible power, low center of gravity, and all-wheel-drive powertrain make it a killer at local drag strips, where it has conquered the likes of drag-prepped race cars to exotic hypercars.

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China: Tesla Increased Retail EV Sales And Export In February 2023

InsideEVs

The Tesla Model Y happens to be the second most popular model in the crossover/SUV segment.

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McLaren Applied reveals path to besting Tesla in the EV industry

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McLaren Applied has revealed how it aims to conquer the EV industry in the coming years. McLaren has consistently been on the bleeding edge of technology for its entire history as a company. From its time in Formula 1 to its work within automotive engineering , it has been a leader in automotive technology. Now, the company’s ex-technology wing has shared its plan to conquer the EV industry in an interview with Forbes.

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Tesla Supercharger Station Lego Set Needs Your Support

InsideEVs

It could actually become an official Lego set with enough votes.

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Quick Charge Podcast: March 18, 2023

Electrek

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: March 18, 2023 appeared first on Electrek.

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US: All-Electric Car Sales Surged In January 2023 - 7% Market Share

InsideEVs

The IRA boosted domestic BEV models, while imported ones suffered the most.

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Electric Vehicle Incentives in South Carolina

Electric Driver

You may already be aware of the federal tax credits for electric vehicles (if not check out Electric Vehicle Federal Tax Credit: Explained) but there are also EV incentives available in individual states, including some great incentives for South Carolina residents. If you’re a resident of the Palmetto State you may qualify for tax credits, […] The post Electric Vehicle Incentives in South Carolina appeared first on Electric Driver.

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Cummins’ Accelera showcases Gen 4 fuel cell system

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As a result of acquisitions and investment, Cummins is focusing on three key areas for hydrogen: the production of green hydrogen; the management and transportation of hydrogen; and the application of hydrogen in engines and fuel cells. At Con Expo, Accelera, the new brand for Cummins’ New Power business segment, showcased its fourth-generation fuel cell engine, which provides improved power density, efficiency and durability while delivering zero greenhouse gas and zero criteria air emissions.

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Electric Vehicle Incentives in Nevada

Electric Driver

You may already be aware of the federal tax credits for electric vehicles (if not check out Electric Vehicle Federal Tax Credit: Explained) but there are also EV incentives available in individual states, including some great incentives for Nevada residents. If you’re a resident of the Silver State you may qualify for tax credits, incentives […] The post Electric Vehicle Incentives in Nevada appeared first on Electric Driver.

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EV Roaming – Why it’s Good for Everyone?

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What is EV Roaming? EV range anxiety is a major hurdle to greater EV adoption, and EV roaming plays a critical role in overcoming it. The concept of EV roaming, or eRoaming, is simple; it delivers the true “charge anywhere” experience. EV owners can charge on the road, across regions and borders on any eMobility service provider’s EV charging network.

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Electric Vehicle Incentives in Indiana

Electric Driver

You may already be aware of the federal tax credits for electric vehicles (if not check out Electric Vehicle Federal Tax Credit: Explained) but there are also EV incentives available in individual states, including some great incentives for Indiana residents. If you’re a resident of the Hoosier State you may qualify for tax credits, incentives […] The post Electric Vehicle Incentives in Indiana appeared first on Electric Driver.

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Electric Vehicle Incentives in Virginia

Electric Driver

You may already be aware of the federal tax credits for electric vehicles (if not check out Electric Vehicle Federal Tax Credit: Explained) but there are also EV incentives available in individual states, including some great incentives for Virginia residents. If you’re a resident of the Old Dominion State you may qualify for tax credits, […] The post Electric Vehicle Incentives in Virginia appeared first on Electric Driver.

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Electric Vehicle Incentives in Mississippi

Electric Driver

You may already be aware of the federal tax credits for electric vehicles (if not check out Electric Vehicle Federal Tax Credit: Explained) but there are also EV incentives available in individual states, including some great incentives for Mississippi residents. If you’re a resident of the Magnolia State you may qualify for tax credits, incentives […] The post Electric Vehicle Incentives in Mississippi appeared first on Electric Driver.

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Electric Vehicle Incentives in Kansas

Electric Driver

You may already be aware of the federal tax credits for electric vehicles (if not check out Electric Vehicle Federal Tax Credit: Explained) but there are also EV incentives available in individual states, including some great incentives for Kansas residents. If you’re a resident of the Sunflower State you may qualify for tax credits, incentives […] The post Electric Vehicle Incentives in Kansas appeared first on Electric Driver.

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Electric Vehicle Incentives in Wyoming

Electric Driver

You may already be aware of the federal tax credits for electric vehicles (if not check out Electric Vehicle Federal Tax Credit: Explained) but there are also EV incentives available in individual states, including some great incentives for Wyoming residents. If you’re a resident of the Equality State you may qualify for tax credits, incentives […] The post Electric Vehicle Incentives in Wyoming appeared first on Electric Driver.

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