Mon.Feb 28, 2022

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.

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,

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

Korean researchers improve fuel cell catalyst performance by using semiconductor manufacturing technology

Green Car Congress

A research team in Korea has synthesized metal nanoparticles that can significantly improve the performance of hydrogen fuel cell catalysts by using the semiconductor manufacturing technology.

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Bosch acquiring high-res 3D map specialist Atlatec for SAE Level 3 to 4 automated driving functions

Green Car Congress

Bosch is expanding its expertise in automated driving and strengthening its market position with the acquisition of Atlatec GmbH , based in Karlsruhe, Germany. Atlatec is a provider of high-resolution digital maps for driver assistance and automated driving.

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.

Hyundai Motor to integrate green energy into Charge myHyundai service in Europe

Green Car Congress

Hyundai Motor is integrating green energy into Charge myHyundai. Using the e-mobility service provider Digital Charging Solutions’ (DCS) green charging option, the company will ensure that, for every charge undertaken by customers via its pan-European integrated public charging service, the equivalent amount of energy is fed back into the grid as green electricity.

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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.

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. Isuzu and Hino to begin production of BEV flat-floor route buses in FY2024.

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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.

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.

Panasonic announces start of Tesla 4680 battery cell production by March 2024

Electrek

Panasonic announced today that it greenlighted a new investment to start production of Tesla’s 4680 battery cell by the end of the fiscal year ending March 2024. The Japanese manufacturing giant is one of several battery makers looking to produce 4680 cells for Tesla. more….

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

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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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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.

bp to exit its 19.75% shareholding in Rosneft

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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.

VW confirms that some ID.4 electric SUVs were lost in infamous cargo ship fire

Electrek

VW has now confirmed to customers that some ID.4 electric SUVs were lost when the Felicity Ace cargo ship caught fire during its Atlantic ocean crossing. more…. The post VW confirms that some ID.4 electric SUVs were lost in infamous cargo ship fire appeared first on Electrek.

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

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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 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.

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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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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.

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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.

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. Uncategorized featured

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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.

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Lucid Motors’ Q4 earnings: 125 Air deliveries in 2021, 2022 production estimates slashed as much as 40% due to ‘supply chain constraints’

Electrek

Lucid Motors shared 4Q and 2021 financial earnings with investors today, alongside a 2022 outlook. While the automaker only delivered 125 of its flagship Air sedan in 2021, it has already surpassed that number in 2022.

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.

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How US-made heat pumps could help weaken Russian power over Europe

Electrek

Environmentalist, author, and journalist Bill McKibben yesterday wrote about an innovative idea that would help curb Europe’s dependency on Russian fossil fuels, and it might just be doable. more…. The post How US-made heat pumps could help weaken Russian power over Europe appeared first on Electrek.

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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.

As ‘Plug and Charge’ and ‘V2G’ tech standardizes, CEC says widespread deployment of ISO-15118 is imperative

Electrek

The California Energy Commission (CEC) published a recent docket recommending widespread adoption of ISO-15118 chargers in order to support current and upcoming electric vehicle features. This includes nascent technologies such and Plug and Charge and Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) capabilities. more….

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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.

Tesla Gigafactory Berlin is expected to finally receive approval for production this week

Electrek

Tesla is reportedly finally going to receive final approval to start production at Gigafactory Berlin this week after months of delays. more…. The post Tesla Gigafactory Berlin is expected to finally receive approval for production this week appeared first on Electrek.

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.

Juiced Ripcurrent S electric bike gets big updates: Larger motor, docking battery, ‘Race Mode’ & more

Electrek

San Diego-based Juiced Bikes already offered a seriously fun ride with the original RipCurrent S electric fat tire e-bike. But now the company has unveiled an updated 2022 version that adds a number of new components. more….

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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.

Renault’s Mégane E-Tech: a seductive bet on the EV future

Electrek

Renault’s new 100%-electric Mégane E-Tech is the French company’s non-hedged bet it can convince drivers they’ve nothing to lose in swapping their traditional ICE rides for modern a EV – and gain considerable performance, cost, and flair advantages in the bargain.

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