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DHL installing TRAILAR solar technology on 67 trucks in US

Green Car Congress

DHL Express is installing solar panel units on trucks within its US pickup and delivery fleet, reducing fuel consumption in markets throughout the country. Equipping 67 of DHL Express’ medium- and heavy-duty trucks with the TRAILAR solar technology is expected to reduce CO 2 emissions by 1,000 kg per year for each vehicle, also lowering both fuel and maintenance costs.

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Here are the eight fully electric Top Safety Pick vehicles for 2022

Green Car Reports

Eight electric cars were among the 65 models recognized with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) highest Top Safety Pick+ award for 2022. Released Thursday, the list includes the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y, Volvo XC40 Recharge and C40 Recharge, Volkswagen ID.4, and Audi E-Tron and E-Tron Sportback. Note that the C40 Recharge and.

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Chevron to acquire Renewable Energy Group in $3.15B cash deal to boost renewable fuels position

Green Car Congress

Chevron Corporation and Renewable Energy Group announced a definitive agreement under which Chevron will acquire the outstanding shares of REG in an all-cash transaction valued at $3.15 billion, or $61.50 per share. The acquisition combines REG’s growing renewable fuels production and leading feedstock capabilities with Chevron’s large manufacturing, distribution and commercial marketing position.

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Vinfast crib sheet: Will we really see the VF 8 or VF 9 electric SUVs in 2022?

Green Car Reports

The world of electric vehicle startups feels more like Silicon Valley than Detroit, with company after company arriving with big promises, optimism, and a handful of prototypes—only to fade away a short time later as something even less than a one-hit wonder. But there are some reasons to believe that VinFast may carve out a different path.

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

emissions global warming Norway climate change carbon dioxide youtube lighting

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New efficient metal-free catalyst for releasing hydrogen from LOHCs

Green Car Congress

A team from the US Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory and Zhengzhou University in China has demonstrated a metal-free carbocatalyst—nitrogen-assembly carbons (NCs)—for the release of hydrogen from liquid organic hydrogen carriers (LOHCs) even at ambient temperature, showing greater activity than transition metal–based catalysts. An open-access paper on their work is published in the journal Science Advances.

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Analysis: Tesla could get "a lucrative revenue stream" from credit sales with Biden mpg standards

Green Car Reports

Tesla has made the sale of emissions credits to other automakers a significant part of its revenue, and that could continue under stricter emissions standards enacted by the Biden administration, according to a new IHS Markit report. These new standards, along with stricter rules expected in Europe and China, could form "a lucrative revenue.

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SpaceX a bastion of independent US, European spaceflight amid Russian threats

Teslarati

Russia has invaded Ukraine without provocation, triggering a series of diplomatic responses – sanctions in particular – that recently culminated in the aggressor deciding to cut ties with Europe on a number of cooperative spaceflight projects. Dmitry Rogozin, director of Russia’s national ‘Roscosmos’ space agency, went as far as implying that the country might respond to the West’s aerospace sanctions by ending its support of the International Space Station (I

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Isuzu, Hino and Toyota to accelerate bus electrification efforts

Green Car Congress

Isuzu Motors, Hino Motors and Toyota Motor plan to strengthen their efforts to electrify buses. In collaboration with Commercial Japan Partnership Technologies, which works to solve social issues through the spread of CASE technologies, the three companies will expand their lineup to increase customer options and reduce vehicle cost, in addition to popularizing practical and sustainable electric vehicles.

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SpaceX delivers truckload of Starlink dishes to Ukraine, as promised

Teslarati

The Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine reports that a substantial truckload of Starlink dishes has arrived in the besieged country, fulfilling SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s promise about 48 hours after his first exchange. There are already reports from Ukrainians that the satellite internet service is up and running in the country. Packed with at least 100-200 dishes, SpaceX’s delivery will thus hopefully ensure that thousands or even tens of thousands of Ukrainians will be able to stay connect

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Op-ed: Let’s start here, in America

Green Car Congress

by Brent Wilson, CEO of Galvanic Energy. It’s easy to get caught up in the recent marketing hype around electric vehicles. EVs are becoming more common across the United States as prices are starting to come down and choices are increasing. The wave of popularity is building, but there are dark clouds ahead if we don’t take notice. It’s an issue the battery industry has been whispering about for some time.

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

Brief

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Tesla credit revenue, Vinfast EV timeline, California milestone, Top Safety Picks: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Tesla could have a steady stream of revenue from regulatory credits for years to come. Vinfast insists it will speed its EVs to market by the end of 2022. California passed a million plug-in vehicles. And this year’s list of the safest vehicles on the market includes a number of EVs. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. According to an.

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TdVib commercializing CMI technology for recycling rare earth elements from electronic waste

Green Car Congress

A team of researchers from the Critical Materials Institute (CMI), a US Department of Energy Innovation Hub led by the Ames Laboratory, developed a novel way to extract rare earth elements from the high-powered magnets in electronic waste ( earlier post ). Recently, TdVib LLC , a company based out of Boone, Iowa, signed a license agreement for the technology with Iowa State University Research Foundation, which handles patenting and technology transfer activities for Ames Laboratory.

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Cut the Electricity Tax, not the Gas Tax

Energy Institute at HAAS

A more effective way to help struggling families, without undermining climate goals. You may have heard the growing talk in Washington DC and state capitals of temporarily suspending federal and … Continue Reading Cut the Electricity Tax, not the Gas Tax.

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bp to exit its 19.75% shareholding in Rosneft

Green Car Congress

The bp board announced that bp will exit its shareholding in Rosneft, a Russian state-controlled oil and gas company. bp has held a 19.75% shareholding in Rosneft since 2013. Additionally, bp chief executive officer Bernard Looney is resigning from the board of Rosneft with immediate effect. The other Rosneft director nominated by bp, former bp group chief executive Bob Dudley, is similarly resigning from the board.

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ExxonMobil announces 6th oil discovery offshore Guyana with Ranger-1; Guyana may move from non-producer to regional powerhouse

Oil

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Hacked electric car charging stations in Russia displays ‘Putin is a d*ckhead’ and ‘glory to Ukraine’

Electrek

Hackers are ramping up their effort to disrupt Russia amid its invasion of Ukraine, and now it’s even affecting electric car owners in the country. A bunch of electric car charging stations outside Moscow were hacked and disabled. While EV owners couldn’t charge, the display on the stations shared some words about Vladimir Putin. more…. The post Hacked electric car charging stations in Russia displays ‘Putin is a d*ckhead’ and ‘glory to Ukraine’ appeared first on Electrek

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Hyundai Motor and Shell expand collaboration on clean mobility and carbon reduction; EV charging and hydrogen

Green Car Congress

Hyundai Motor Company and Shell are embarking on a new strategic collaboration to explore ways to offer lower carbon emissions products and services and to reduce emissions across their operations. Jaehoon Chang, President and CEO of Hyundai Motor Company, and Huibert Vigeveno, Shell’s Downstream Director, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in a ceremony held at Hyundai Motor America headquarters in Fountain Valley, California.

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Tesla offers free Supercharging around Ukraine for people fleeing the country

Electrek

Tesla has started to offer free Supercharging in several countries around Ukraine for people fleeing the country following the Russian invasion. more…. The post Tesla offers free Supercharging around Ukraine for people fleeing the country appeared first on Electrek.

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Kia’s EV6 wins 2022 European Car of the Year

Teslarati

Kia’s EV6 has won the 2022 European Car of the Year award. 61 journalists from 23 European countries were surveyed this year, with the EV6 outlasting every vehicle in the market to win the award. The EV6 from Kia was one of over sixty automotive models launched in 2021. In November, the 61-member jury of automotive journalists narrowed down the options to just seven, six of which were electric vehicles.

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EV Revolution May Cause Boom In Classic Car Trade

CleanTechnica EVs

I have a thing for old cars. It doesn’t matter what kind of fuel they use. I just think old cars are cool. Old electric vehicles are obviously the coolest of cool, like the 1913 Detroit Electric I experienced last year. Internal combustion engine vehicles are irrational in the grand scheme of the planet Earth […].

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First Tesla Model S Plaid refresh with new headlights and tail lights delivered

Teslarati

Tesla has kicked off deliveries of the Model S refresh with matrix headlights and updated tail lights. Images of customers taking delivery of the vehicle at the Fremont Factory have been posted online. As could be seen in photos shared by new Model S owners on the private Model S Plaid & Long Range Facebook group , the updated flagship sedan features several subtle changes from the vehicles’ previous iterations.

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Interview: Tony Seba on the Cleantech Revolution

CleanTechnica EVs

I recently sat down with the famous and widely loved Tony Seba to talk about the revolutions underway in energy (clean energy is taking over the energy world), transportation (the EV revolution is rolling fast now), and food. Listen to the interview on CleanTechnica Pro. Be sure to log in first here. And if you’re not […].

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Tesla free Supercharging extended to areas affected by Ukraine invasion

Teslarati

Select Tesla Superchargers in parts of Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary will be free of use as part of the EV maker’s efforts to help people currently being affected by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The program will start this Monday, and will be applicable for both Tesla and Non-Tesla vehicles. “Charge for free in parts of Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary.

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The Benefits Of Deep Decarbonization Worldwide

CleanTechnica EVs

What does a decarbonization roadmap look like? How would an "all in” approach for policy action help to move governments away from fossil fuel reliance?

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Panasonic’s 4680 battery mass production set to start by fiscal year ending in March 2024

Teslarati

In a recent press release, Tesla battery partner Panasonic announced that its energy division will establish a 4680 cell production facility at its Wakayama Factory in western Japan. Mass production of the new battery cells on the site is expected to start in the fiscal year ending in March 2024. The initiative is aimed at helping Panasonic expand its electric vehicle battery business worldwide.

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VW Halting EV Production This Week Amid Ukraine Supply Issues

InsideEVs

Deliveries of electrical cable harnesses and other components made in Ukraine have stopped, so VW, Audi and Cupra EVs can't be built.

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Tesla continues Cybertruck tests around the Fremont Factory

Teslarati

A Tesla Cybertruck was seen whizzing through the Fremont Factory’s test track. The Cybertruck appears to be one of Tesla’s updated alpha prototypes, as hinted at by its side mirrors and large windshield wiper. Several Tesla employees were also inside the vehicle as it was running on the track. A couple additional stills we got later in the day: pic.twitter.com/CudIFGWIHv — The Kilowatts (@klwtts) March 1, 2022.

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New Tesla Cybertruck prototype spotted with bed cover

Electrek

A new Tesla Cybertruck prototype has been spotted at Tesla’s Fremont factory, and it featured a bed cover – something that was missing in other recently spotted prototypes. more…. The post New Tesla Cybertruck prototype spotted with bed cover appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla continues Cybertruck tests around the Fremont Factory

Teslarati

A Tesla Cybertruck was seen whizzing through the Fremont Factory’s test track. The Cybertruck appears to be one of Tesla’s updated alpha prototypes, as hinted at by its side mirrors and large windshield wiper. Several Tesla employees were also inside the vehicle as it was running on the track. Just witnessed the #cybertruck with @klwtts and it looks soooo gooood!

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Ride1Up Roadster V2 Gravel Edition review: The best low-cost electric gravel bike out there. Period.

Electrek

I was a huge fan of the affordably priced $1,045 Ride1Up Roadster V2 from the moment it launched last year. So when Ride1Up decided to release a modified version designed as a gravel e-bike, I was extra stoked. The updates, which include gravel-ready features like new disc brakes, a Gates belt drive, and higher-end gravel-friendly tires, pushed the price slightly higher to $1,245.

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Tesla’s software fixes, the NHTSA’s status quo, and an impending need for updated recall terminologies

Teslarati

It is no secret that Tesla is a popular topic, so much so that the coverage around the company is immense. Couple this with CEO Elon Musk’s rockstar persona and you get a company whose vehicles are looked at under a microscope constantly. It might feel unfair for some, but it’s just the way it is. Tesla — by simply being Tesla — is newsworthy.

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Fisker Ocean Makes Euro Debut, Range And Pricing Revealed

InsideEVs

The base Fisker Ocean Sport is WLTP-rated at 275 miles (440 kilometers) and starts at £34,990 in the UK and €41,900 in Spain.

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Lordstown Motors hangs on by a thread, increasing costs and decreasing outlook

Teslarati

Lordstown Motors ( NASDAQ: RIDE ) reported its Earnings for Q4 2021 on Monday morning, revealing increasing costs and a decreased production and delivery outlook has the automaker hanging on by a thread. The company has struggled for the past year to bring its products to market, balancing low cash flow with executive turnover and SEC investigations to keep its doors open.

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Unlimited EV Charging As Low As $19.99 Per Month – Really!

CleanTechnica EVs

A new flat fee EV charging plan could help convince more drivers to ditch their gasmobiles, more quickly.

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Lucid Air As A Daily Driver? Owner Gives Verdict After Two Months

InsideEVs

After several thousand miles in his Dream Edition Performance, Jon Rettinger says the Air is not a perfect, but a perfectible EV.

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