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Massachusetts electric school bus delivered power back to grid for 50+ hours over the summer; V2G

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An electric school bus in Beverly, Massachusetts, successfully delivered power back to the electricity grid for more than 50 hours over the course of the summer using vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology.

Ford and BMW partner Solid Power demonstrates the safety of its solid-state battery tech

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Colorado-based Solid Power, the solid-state battery firm backed by Ford and BMW, claims that third-party safety tests show its battery tech to be safer than current lithium-ion chemistry.


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Cummins to introduce 15-liter natural gas engine for North America; basis for hydrogen engine under development

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Cummins Inc. will bring to market a 15-liter natural gas engine for heavy-duty trucks. The 15-liter natural gas engine is an important part of Cummins strategy for its path to zero emissions.

Efficiency, not range, is what drives Lucid: Is it the first true rival to Tesla?

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Rivalry is a good thing. And the electric-car field doesn’t have near enough of it. There’s a delightful start of some happening between Tesla and upstart Lucid, and it’s already shown through in fits and starts.

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Lightsource bp launches Bighorn Solar project in Colorado; first steel mill to run almost entirely on solar

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Lightsource bp, together with Xcel Energy and EVRAZ North America , launched its new 300-megawatt Bighorn Solar project.

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1,000-mile Aptera “never charge” solar-supplemented EV: Jay Leno gets a preview

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While not quite ready for production, the Aptera electric three-wheeler recently appeared on "Jay Leno's Garage," where Jay Leno got a comprehensive preview of the solar-supplemented EV from Aptera co-CEOs Chris Anthony and Steve Fambro.

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Phillips 66, Plug Power to collaborate to scale green hydrogen in industrial & mobility sectors; infrastructure and fueling capabilities

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Phillips 66 and Plug Power Inc. NASDAQ: PLUG), a leading provider of turnkey hydrogen solutions, signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on the development of low-carbon hydrogen business opportunities. Phillips 66, which has 13 wholly owned and joint venture refineries in the US and Europe, owns extensive hydrogen-related infrastructure and uses hydrogen in the manufacturing of transportation fuels.

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Volvo Group launches first vehicle made of fossil-free steel

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Volvo Group revealed what it said was the world’s first vehicle made of fossil-free steel from SSAB ( earlier post )—made in Volvo Construction Equipment’s facility in Braås, Sweden.

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Tesla Model 3 is now the quickest-selling used car and sometimes even sells for higher price than new


The Tesla Model 3 is now considered the best-selling used car in the US, and it is so popular that it even sometimes sells for higher prices than new. more… The post Tesla Model 3 is now the quickest-selling used car and sometimes even sells for higher price than new appeared first on Electrek.

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Rio Tinto targets low-carbon steel production with new technology; biomass and microwaves

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Rio Tinto is progressing new technology to deliver low-carbon steel, using sustainable biomass in place of coking coal in the steelmaking process, in a potentially cost-effective option to cut industry carbon emissions. Over the past decade, Rio Tinto has developed a laboratory-proven process that combines the use of raw, sustainable biomass with microwave technology to convert iron ore to metallic iron during the steelmaking process.

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Pentagon Wants AI to Predict Events Before They Occur

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What if by leveraging today's artificial intelligence to predict events several days in advance , countries like the United States could simply avoid warfare in the first place?

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Plug Power partners with Airbus on study to decarbonize air travel & airport operations with green hydrogen

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Plug Power announced a strategic partnership with Airbus to study the feasibility of bringing green hydrogen to future aircraft and airports worldwide. As part of its goal of bringing zero-emission aircraft to market by 2035, Airbus has identified green hydrogen as one of the most promising options to decarbonize air travel and will be working closely with Plug Power on a joint study and roadmap that could deliver green hydrogen to aircraft and the airport ecosystem in the coming years.

EGEB: A Colorado steel mill is now the world’s first to run almost entirely on solar


In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): Bighorn Solar is now powering a Colorado steel mill almost entirely with solar. sonnen and Rocky Mountain Power pioneer a new battery storage and solar program. Shell’s solar platform Silicon Ranch acquires Clearloop.

Solid-state sodium battery company LiNa Energy closes £3.5M funding round

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Solid-state sodium battery company LiNa Energy ( earlier post ) has closed out a £3.5-million (US$4.8-million) late seed funding round, attracting a combination of existing and new investors. This funding will enable the company to advance their technology through expanding their laboratory facilities, stepping-up recruitment and buying new equipment which will accelerate their commercialization plan and ultimately when they are market-ready.

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Jackery 1500 review: A giant solar generator to charge my power tools, e-bike, e-truck, and more!


Jackery’s new Explorer 1500 Portable Power Station debuted earlier this year as a giant, high-capacity, and high-power backup battery that does so much more than just providing emergency power.

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San Diego, Long Beach adding New Flyer electric buses to fleets

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The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) has awarded New Flyer of America a contract for 12 battery-electric, 60-foot articulated Xcelsior CHARGE NG transit buses. The electric bus order follows the 2020 order of 26 Xcelsior CNG sixty-foot transit, and is supported by Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funds. MTS operates 95 bus routes and three light rail lines across 10 cities and unincorporated areas of San Diego County.

ElectraMeccanica begins customer deliveries of its SOLO EV


EV manufacturer ElectraMeccanica has officially begun customer deliveries of its flagship SOLO EV. The three-wheeled one-seat electric vehicle has been on our radar for quite some time, and ElectraMeccanica has worked for years to reach this point of scaled production and deliveries.

DOE selects Shell-led consortium to demonstrate feasibility of large-scale liquid hydrogen storage in $12M project

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A consortium of public, private and academic experts led by Shell International Exploration and Production, Inc. Shell), a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc, is working to enable large-scale liquid hydrogen (LH 2 ) storage for international trade applications. Shell and the consortium partners—including McDermott’s CB&I Storage Solutions, NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, GenH2 and the University of Houston—have been selected by the U.S.

Solid-state battery safety, Aptera “never charge” details, Lucid as Tesla rival: Today’s Car News

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Solid-state cells pass some first tests for safety. Jay Leno drives the high-mileage Aptera solar EV. And we take a look at what shapes Lucid up, potentially, to become the most direct rival yet to Tesla. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

AMTE Power launches ‘Power Up’ project to develop ultra high-power battery cells for automotive

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UK-based AMTE Power has secured a project from the Government’s Faraday Battery Challenge, worth £1 million, to develop a higher energy density variant of its Ultra High-Power (UHP) lithium-ion cell, with support from Imperial College London for battery modeling. Earlier post.). The Power Up project will establish the necessary volume manufacturing process for the UHP cell through the UK Battery Industrialization Center (UKBIC), the newly opened manufacturing development facility in Coventry.

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Tesla app update adds widgets, Powerwall features, hints at remote live view from Autopilot cameras


Tesla has released a new mobile app update with a few new small features, but it also shows that the automaker has made some progress toward delivering a remote live view from Autopilot cameras on your car.

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Honda introducing new Honda Sensing 360 omni-directional safety and driver-assistive system

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Honda plans to apply the next generation of its advanced suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies—Honda Sensing 360—to all new Honda and Acura models in the US by 2030. With an expanded sensory range around the entire vehicle, Honda Sensing 360 removes blind spots to enhance collision avoidance, while also reducing driver burden. The US application of Honda Sensing 360 is part of a global strategy announced by Honda Motor Co., that will begin in China in 2022.

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Tesla pushes ‘Full Self-Driving Beta’ to investor with poor ‘safety score’ while requiring perfect score from others


Tesla has pushed its “Full Self-Driving Beta” to an investor who had a terrible “safety driving score” based on the automaker’s own scoring system. It comes as Tesla says that it is only pushing the software to owners who scored 100 out of 100.

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All Tesla Superchargers to have WiFi access, reaffirms Elon Musk


Recently, Elon Musk reaffirmed that Tesla owners will have WiFi access at Superchargers. The EV maker is expected to open its Supercharger Network to non-Tesla electric vehicles soon.

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Lisa Jackson says Apple buys carbon offsets, but 80% is real clean energy


Environmental lead Lisa Jackson has acknowledged in a podcast that Apple buys carbon offsets in order to hit its “100% carbon neutral” claim, but says that this is a relatively small proportion of the company’s total usage.

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BYD, Levo partners for V2G tech on 5k electric fleet vehicles 

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BYD, Levo partners for V2G tech on 5k electric fleet vehicles .

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Boots Full of Nickels Help Mini Cheetah Land on its Feet

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As quadrupedal robots learn to do more and more dynamic tasks, they're likely to spend more and more time not on their feet. Not falling over, necessarily (although that's inevitable of course, because they're legged robots after all)—but just being in flight in one way or another.


Almost the entire US coastline could now host offshore wind farms


US Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland yesterday unveiled the path forward for future offshore wind leases. The Biden-Harris administration’s goal is to deploy 30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind energy by 2030.

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Tesla begins expansion of Kettleman City Supercharger with 56 new stalls, bringing total to 96


Tesla’s planned expansion of the Kettleman City Supercharger in California is evidently underway. The expansion will bring 56 additional V3 Supercharger stalls to the Kettleman City station, bringing the grand total to 96, supplementing the 40-already existing chargers at the site.

Tesla’s (TSLA) Bitcoin investment is already up by $1 billion


Tesla (TSLA) must be feeling pretty good about its move into cryptocurrency holding, as its stake in Bitcoin is already up by $1 billion. more… The post Tesla’s (TSLA) Bitcoin investment is already up by $1 billion appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla shareholders vote overwhelmingly to retain Kimbal Musk, James Murdoch on Board


Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) shareholders voted overwhelmingly to retain Kimbal Musk, brother of CEO Elon Musk, and James Murdoch on Tesla’s Board of Directors, according to an 8-K filing with the SEC that revealed the number of votes to re-elect the two to the company’s Board for three more years.

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Renogy’s 100W flexible solar panel is a road trip must at $145, more in New Green Deals


Fall is a time when many start to take road trips across the country. It’s gorgeous outside, the color changing trees are a sight to behold, and it’s a time that many grow closer to their families.

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Flash Drive: 2022 Toyota Tundra

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All-New Including a Hybrid Option. Clean Fleet Report is a big fan of adding a hybrid option to any existing vehicle as a step towards full electrification. If that vehicle happens to be a full-size pickup, then all the better.

Waymo’s self-driving cars invade San Francisco street in most bizarre way possible


Something strange is happening in a San Francisco street. As per residents in the area, their Richmond District dead-end street has become the location of some extremely bizarre behavior from Waymo’s self-driving vehicles.

Tesla Dominates 2021 American-Made Index, 4 Cars Make The Top 10


EV maker has the highest average total domestic content at 81 percent, according to Kogod's Made in America ranking

Tesla app hints at Dashcam live-streaming features, upgraded Boombox


Tesla seems set to release some key updates to its mobile app. Recent reports from the Tesla community revealed that the company is working on some new mobile features behind the scenes. These include dashcam live streaming features, as well as the capability to view dashcam clips remotely. .

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Understanding the Coronavirus Is Like Reading a Sentence

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Since the beginning of 2020, we've heard an awful lot about RNA. First, an RNA coronavirus created a global pandemic and brought the world to a halt.