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Geely testing Emgrand methanol hybrid sedan in -40 C conditions

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Geely is testing the world’s first methanol hybrid sedan in sub -40 °C (-40 ?F) F) Arctic conditions in the frigid northern Chinese province of Heilongjiang. Geely’s latest Methanol Hybrid Emgrand is based on Geely Auto’s fourth-generation B-Segment Modular Architecture (BMA) Emgrand sedan.

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2022 Ford F-150 Lightning EPA range numbers confirmed: Up to 320 miles

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Ford on Monday published EPA-estimated range numbers for the 2022 F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck. While these numbers are only estimates, they indicate the Lightning will have somewhat more range than Ford previously promised.

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Honda opens new $124M wind tunnel in Ohio

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Honda opened its new $124-million wind tunnel facility in Ohio, ushering in a new era of development testing capabilities for Honda and Acura products, as well as the company’s race vehicles.

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Elon Musk announces Tesla is working on new manganese battery cell


Elon Musk announced that Tesla sees potential in battery chemistry with a manganese-based cathode. The CEO reiterated that the industry needs to focus more on the battery supply chain down to the minerals. more….

Sodium-ion battery cathode material company Altris secures €9.6 million in Series A funding

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Uppsala-based sodium-ion battery company Altris AB ( earlier post ) raised €9.6 million in a Series A funding round. The funding secures Altris’ production scale-up of the company’s innovative battery cathode material, Fennac, to 2,000 tonnes, enabling 1 GWh of sustainable batteries and further research and development of sodium-ion batteries to take place.

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Electric cars are now three to six times cheaper to drive in the US as gas prices rise


Electric cars are now three to six times cheaper to drive in the US as gas prices are getting higher and more volatile. more…. The post Electric cars are now three to six times cheaper to drive in the US as gas prices rise appeared first on Electrek.

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DHL Express announces two of the largest SAF deals yet with bp and Neste; > 211M gallons

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DHL has confirmed new strategic collaborations with bp and Neste, to provide more than 800 million liters (211 million gallons US) of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) to DHL Express within the next five years, with the new agreements forming one of the largest SAF deals in aviation to date.

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More than half of all daily trips in US were less than three miles in 2021

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A research study for the Bureau of Transportation Statistics focused on the number of daily trips taken in the United States. In 2021, 52% of all trips, including all modes of transportation, were less than three miles, with 28% of trips less than one mile.

Opinion: The 2022 GMC Hummer EV does not tread lightly, but it's an agent of change

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The 2022 GMC Hummer EV is by no means an efficiency exemplar. In recent weeks, EPA certification documents were made available for the Hummer EV, and they put exact numbers on what we already knew would be this big electric truck’s Super Size dimensions, capacities, and consumption.

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1915Çanakkale bridge opens 18 months ahead of schedule; world’s longest mid-span and highest tower suspension bridge

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Taking it’s title as the world’s longest mid-span and highest tower suspension bridge, the 1915Çanakkale Bridge was officially opened in a ceremony attended by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an an on 18 March 2022. The bridge was completed 18 months ahead of schedule.

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Ford F-150 Lightning range, Honda EV wind tunnel, Hummer EV green reality check: Today’s Car News

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Range ratings for the F-150 Lightning are confirmed, and some versions go well past 300 miles. Honda plans to tweak its EVs with some extra wind-tunnel work. And is the fully electric excess of the GMC Hummer EV something to denounce or celebrate? This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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Volkswagen committing $7.1B to boost product line-up, R&D, manufacturing in North America; targeting 55% BEV sales by 2030

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Volkswagen will commit $7.1 billion over the next five years in the North American region (NAR) (Canada, Mexico, United States) to boost its product portfolio, regional R&D and manufacturing capabilities.

ZEN Yachts sells its first ZEN50 electric catamaran featuring solar roof, automated wingsail, and Starlink internet


Infant electric boat manufacturer, ZEN Yachts, has announced its first US order for its flagship ZEN50 solar electric catamaran.

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BASF and REEF Technology sign strategic cooperation agreement to improve the quality of plastic recyclate materials

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BASF has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Zhejiang REEF Technology Co., to develop state-of-the-art recyclate formulations for applications used in the automotive, packaging and consumer industries.

Elon Musk personally delivers first made-in Germany Tesla Model Y at Gigafactory Berlin


Tesla has officially started deliveries of its first made-in-Germany Model Y vehicles, which marks an important moment in Tesla’s expansion. CEO Elon Musk was present to hand over the first cars and he gave a brief speech. more….

Rolls-Royce signs Sustainable Aviation Fuel agreement with Air bp for engine tests

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Rolls-Royce has signed an agreement with Air bp that will reduce lifecycle carbon emissions for gas turbine tests carried out at three sites and support one of the organization’s key sustainability commitments.

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Tesla’s years of battery tech investments are becoming a buffer against nickel’s rising costs


For years, Tesla has invested heavily in its supply chain and battery strategy. So focused was the company in these endeavors that it even decided to design and produce its own batteries, the 4680 cells.

Saudi Aramco joins Rice University’s Carbon Hub; coproduction of hydrogen and advanced carbon materials from hydrocarbons

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The Saudi Arabian Oil Co. Aramco) has joined Carbon Hub, a research initiative led by Rice University to develop sustainable uses of hydrocarbons. Launched in 2019, Carbon Hub supports a zero-emissions future where clean hydrogen energy and advanced carbon materials are coproduced efficiently and sustainably from hydrocarbons. Aramco has joined Carbon Hub with a $10 million, five-year sponsorship commitment.

SpaceX assigns newer Starship, Super Heavy booster to orbital launch debut


SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says that Super Heavy Booster B4 and Starship S20 are no longer scheduled to support the first orbital-class test flight of the world’s largest rocket.

ArcelorMittal investing €300M in Mardyck, France, to produce electrical steels for industry and electromobility

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ArcelorMittal will invest more than €300m, with the support of the French government, to create a new production unit for electrical steels at its Mardyck site in the north of France. This investment will create more than 100 direct jobs.

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AlphaESS 1,036Wh Portable Power Station review: The big boy to power all your devices off-grid


When it comes to storing electricity for off-grid uses, portable power stations are key. But for larger devices that require more power than a typical USB device, larger capacity batteries and more powerful inverters open the door to serious utility.

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Ford confirms F-150 Lightning final EPA-estimated ranges; some models with increased range

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The all-electric F-150 Lightning has completed final EPA testing; some F-150 Lightning customers will benefit from an increase in range ahead of launch this spring. F-150 Lightning XLT and Lariat trims with the extended range battery deliver an EPA-estimated range of 320 miles while the F-150 Lightning Platinum has an EPA-estimated range of 300 miles. Fleet customers have the option to purchase the extended range battery on Lightning Pro and that has an EPA-estimated range of 320 miles. Model.

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Watch as a Sur Ron Storm Bee electric dirt bike is pushed to its max power on a dyno run


The Sur Ron Storm Bee electric dirt bike has seen a highly anticipated (and long-drawn-out) run up to its wider public release. Most of the models currently in existence are early production units sent to various dealers around the world.

Indian EV maker Ola Electric makes multi-million-dollar investment in StoreDot

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Israel-based StoreDot, the developer of extreme fast charging (XFC) technologies for electric vehicles, has secured a multi-million-dollar investment from Ola Electric, India’s leading EV manufacturer. Ola Electric is planning to incorporate and manufacture StoreDot’s fast charging battery technologies for future vehicles in India. Ola Electric joins StoreDot’s global strategic partners, including Daimler, BP, Samsung, TDK, EVE and VinFast. Earlier post.).

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Tesla aims to release FSD Beta in Europe this year, Canada launch set for this week


Tesla plans to release FSD Beta in Canada later this week, Elon Musk stated at Giga Berlin’s Model Y delivery event on March 22. The company will tackle Europe next. “We’re getting to a point where the FSD Beta is very good in the US and later this week expanding to Canada.

Antelope Valley Transit Authority becomes first all-electric transit agency in North America


The Antelope Valley Transit Authority (ATVA) Board of Directors and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) recently celebrated a journey to electrification that began a decade ago. Now, the ATVA has become the first all-electric, zero emissions transit agency in North America. more….

German officials’ and Elon Musk’s speeches on Tesla Giga Berlin’s opening event highlight a message of hope


Tesla Gigafactory Berlin-Brandenburg may have seen its own fair share of delays, but the facility was still completed quickly — at least compared to other high-profile projects in the area.

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The Shyft Group signs multi-year agreement with Proterra to power its Blue Arc electric delivery vans


The “Proterra Powered” moniker continues to expand throughout the commercial EV industry, as The Shyft Group is the latest OEM to sign a multi-year supply agreement to use Proterra battery systems in its vehicles.

Tesla-related Tweets from Elon Musk free to be examined, SEC says


So long as Elon Musk uses his Twitter to disclose information to shareholders regarding his electric vehicle company, Tesla, the Tweets are free to be examined in a government investigation, the SEC said to a judge Tuesday.

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The UK’s offshore wind pipeline reaches 86 GW, sees a 60% increase in 12 months


The UK’s total pipeline of offshore wind projects has now reached 86 gigawatts (GW), according to new research published today by not-for-profit renewable energy trade association RenewableUK. more….

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Tesla Giga Fest at Gigafactory Texas gains ultimate approval, ticketing likely to follow soon


Tesla’s Giga Fest event at its new Gigafactory Texas automotive plant just outside Austin, Texas, has gained ultimate approval from the Travis County Commissioner’s Court.

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Aqua superPower and X Shore team up to expedite electric boat adoption in Europe and North America


Marine fast charging network, Aqua superPower, announced a strategic alliance with electric boat manufacturer X Shore to promote market adoption through the expansion of marine infrastructure.

Tesla to provide Megapacks for 300MWh project with Australia’s Edify Energy


Tesla will provide a 150MW/300MWh energy storage system with its Megapacks in Australia for three new projects from Edify Energy.

Chevy shares better look at $30,000 Equinox EV, including two-tone exterior


Following the Chevy Equinox EV’s debut during CES in January, General Motors has shared a new video of the upcoming vehicle, showcasing a new blue exterior color, two-toned, with a pearl roof.

Tesla (TSLA) stock is a “Buy” as Elon Musk prepares his Master Plan Part 3: Jefferies


Jefferies analyst Philippe Houchois seems confident that Tesla will maintain its leading position in the EV industry, even with the mounting issues companies in the auto market are facing.

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Tesla Megapack selected for big new 300 MWh energy storage project to help renewable energy in Australia


Tesla has secured another large battery contract in Australia as its Megapack was selected to power a giant new 300 MWh energy storage project to help renewable energy in New South Wales. more….

Vauxhall Mokka-e Review

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The Vauxhall Mokka-e is a crossover version of a supermini with a 209-mile electric driving range and a relatively affordable price. Summary. Distinctive styling. Capable of 100kW rapid charging . Driving range of 209 miles. Fun to drive. Quick Facts. Model : Vauxhall Mokka-e. Fuel : Electric.