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Voltabox to supply battery systems to e-troFit for conversion of diesel buses to electric

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Voltabox AG secured a long-term framework contract with e-troFit GmbH as the preferred supplier of high-performance battery systems for e-troFit’s conversion solutions for diesel buses.

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Lucid Air electric sedan won’t use a huge battery for 400-mile Tesla-rivaling range

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The Lucid Air electric sedan that goes into production late this year won’t quite be the Lucid Air that the company had originally planned. By all indications, from Lucid’s CEO Peter Rawlinson, that’s a good thing.

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Extracting rare earth elements from coal with plasma assist

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Rare earth elements (REEs) are vital materials for modern technologies. The US National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is collaborating with the University of Kentucky and their subcontractor Virginia Tech to demonstrate a novel process for the extraction of REEs from coal using plasma.

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First electric fire truck in US finds a buyer: Los Angeles

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While cities are generally ahead of the curve when it comes to electrifying fleets, the hard reality is that some types of heavy-duty vehicles—like fire trucks—simply don't exist yet in fully electric form.

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ZF joins Open Manufacturing Platform

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ZF Friedrichshafen AG is joining the Open Manufacturing Platform (OMP), which was announced in 2019 by the BMW Group and Microsoft. The OMP is an open industrial IoT platform to accelerate production and logistics optimization efforts. Earlier post.).

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Tesla recall, Lucid efficiency, Polestar interiors, electric fire truck: Today’s Car News

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Vegan interiors aren’t enough at Polestar. The possibility of rusty bolts prompts a Model X recall. Lucid says it’s not going to add range “the dumb way.” ” And the first electric fire truck for the U.S. has sold at last. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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BMW Group extends aluminum recycling to Dingolfing press shop

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BMW’s press shop in Dingolfing—the largest of the BMW Group worldwide—is the first in which all aluminum sheet waste is separated and recycled to make it reusable for industry. The BMW Group has invested around €6.5

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Nextchem and Saola Energy partner to deliver renewable diesel technology

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NextChem, an Italian renewable energy technology company, is partnering with Kansas-based Saola Energy to support the production of renewable diesel from vegetable oils and residual fats.

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Tesla recalls 15,000 early Model X vehicles for power-steering issue

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Tesla is recalling some Model X electric SUVs for an issue that could lead to the loss of power steering assist. The number of vehicles affected by the recall, according to Reuters, is reportedly about 15,000, including 843 in Canada.

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Innoviz solid-state lidar selected by Shaanxi Heavy Duty Automobile Co. for autonomous truck project at Chinese port

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Innoviz Technologies, a leading provider of high-performance, solid-state lidar sensors and perception software, announced cooperation with Shaanxi Heavy Duty Automobile Co. in Xi’an, China to deploy autonomous trucks for an upcoming project in one of the biggest ports in China.

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Landi Renzo USA awarded $600K from South Coast AQMD & SoCalGas for near-zero natural-gas Ford 7.3L engine

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California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District’s (South Coast AQMD) Clean Fuel Funds and Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) have awarded a combined $600,000 ($300,000 each) to Landi Renzo USA for Landi Renzo’s 7.3L

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DOE awards $187M to support innovative advanced manufacturing R&D, including $65.9M for batteries

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced approximately $187 million in funding, including $48 million of cost-share, for 55 projects in 25 states to support innovative advanced manufacturing research and development. These projects address high-impact manufacturing technology, materials, and process challenges.

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