May, 2021

Aquarius Engines unveils free-piston linear engine operating on 100% hydrogen

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Israel-based Aquarius Engines unveiled a hydrogen-fueled version of its free-piston linear engine new hydrogen engine. The 10kg machine, based on the same technology as the original patented single-piston linear engine, operates exclusively on hydrogen.

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Joestradamus Foresees Terrible Trouble & Complete Collapse For Kings Of Stranded Assets. “I Got Your Just Transition Right Here,” Say Youth Hackers For Climate Justice.

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This electric truck stop won't offer gas or diesel—just 25 MW of solar-supplemented charging

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The startup WattEV aims to build a 25-megawatt electric-only truck stop in Bakersfield, California, with charging powered by a solar array. The site will be open to the public, but WattEV also plans to use the charging stations for its own fleet of vehicles.

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Tesla Powerpacks to help power critical hospital in Haiti having issues with its solar system


Tesla Powerpacks are currently being deployed at a critical hospital in Haiti where it is having issues maintaining sustainable power. more… The post Tesla Powerpacks to help power critical hospital in Haiti having issues with its solar system appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla starts producing Model Y front megacasts in the Fremont Factory


It seems like Gigafactory Texas is not the only facility that is now producing the Tesla Model Y’s single-piece front megacast. Based on recent flyovers of the Fremont factory, Tesla’s California-based vehicle production plant is now also doing production runs of the massive part. .

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Germany investing €8B+ in 62 large-scale hydrogen projects; “We are making Germany a hydrogen country”

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Germany’s Federal Ministry of Economics (BMWi) and the Federal Ministry of Transport (BMVI) selected 62 large-scale hydrogen projects this week, which are to be state-funded as part of a joint European hydrogen project (Important Project of Common European Interest, IPCEI).

Ford unveils F-150 Lightning electric pickup; starting at $39,974; arriving in 2022

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Ford unveiled the F-150 Lightning battery-electric pickup.

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2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV and Bolt EV ship out to dealerships early

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Production of the 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV and 2022 Chevy Bolt EV has started, and first cars are already shipping out to dealerships, GM confirmed Monday to Green Car Reports Amid many delayed rollouts and arrivals, due to microchips and supply-chain issues, that’s about a month earlier than GM suggested earlier this year. Both models, built in.

Tesla delivers new Model Y without passenger lumbar support, and it’s unclear why


New Tesla Model Y owners are reporting that their electric SUVs are being delivered without lumbar support on the passenger side. It’s unclear if it’s a problem with production, or if Tesla removed the feature that generally comes standard in premium vehicles.

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SpaceX bumps Starship booster engine count, ramps up Raptor factory


SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has confirmed that Starship’s Super Heavy booster will have at least one more engine than expected after hardware spotted at its Boca Chica, Texas factory indicated as much.

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Frankfurt buys 13 Solaris hydrogen buses

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The company In-der-City-Bus, which is in charge of public transport in Frankfurt, Germany, has awarded a tender for 13 hydrogen buses to Solaris. The Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen buses are to be deployed on target routes in 2022. The Urbino hydrogen buses are powered by a 70 kW fuel cell stack.

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Antelope Valley adds 16 more BYD electric buses to fleet

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Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA) is growing its battery-electric fleet with the purchase of 10 K11M 60-foot articulated buses and six K7M 30-foot buses.

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Hyundai upgrades design and performance of XCIENT fuel cell truck for global expansion

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Hyundai Motor Company released images of its newly upgraded XCIENT Fuel Cell, the world’s first mass-produced, heavy-duty truck powered by hydrogen. The upgraded heavy-duty XCIENT features design and performance updates. Hyundai will begin production of 2021 XCIENT Fuel Cell in August this year.

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2022 Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup: 300-mile range, starting at $39,974

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How do you make the shift to electric vehicles feel real to vast swaths of America? Make a fully electric pickup truck. Make that the best-selling truck in history, the F-150. And then price it at what can amount to less than the gasoline version. That’s exactly what Ford has done.

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Candela’s P-12 electric hydrofoil water taxi unveiled, costs 85% less than gas boats to run


Public transportation just got way cooler. Premium Swedish electric boat maker Candela has just unveiled the new Candela P-12, an electric hydrofoil water taxi.

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Tesla cameras help catch suspect behind BB gun shootings in CA freeways


Anaheim resident Jesse Leal Rodriguez was recently charged with three counts of attempted murder and three counts of assault on a person causing great bodily injury, as per the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office.

University of Michigan researchers lay out hurdles for Li-metal, solid-state batteries

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In a perspective piece in the journal Joule , researchers at the University of Michigan lay out the main questions facing lithium-metal, solid-state batteries. To develop the questions, they worked in close collaboration with leaders in the auto industry.

Lufthansa Group and BASF roll out sharkskin technology on Boeing 777 freighters: AeroSHARK

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The lower the frictional resistance of an aircraft in the air, the lower its fuel consumption. Using nature as a role model, the aviation industry has been intensively researching ways to reduce aerodynamic drag for many years.

Argonne study finds rare earth supply disruptions can have long-range impacts

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Rare earth materials are essential to a variety of economic sectors, including healthcare and clean energy. In a new study, scientists at Argonne National Laboratory highlighted which rare earth elements may be particularly vulnerable to disruptions such as mine shutdowns.

Rivian R1T electric pickup: More details about towing, gear tunnel, app-controlled tailgate

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As it gets closer to the planned start of customer deliveries, Rivian continues to whet appetites with more details of its R1T electric pickup truck.

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Tesla’s onboard cameras help police arrest suspect terrorizing drivers with random car shootings


TeslaCam, Tesla’s onboard integrated dashcam system using Autopilot cameras, helped the police make an arrest in a strange case that has been terrorizing Southern California’s roads for weeks.

Elon Musk explains Tesla’s lumbar support removal, price increases for Model 3 and Model Y


For several months now, Tesla has been implementing price increases for the Model 3 and Model Y. Elon Musk recently explained why Tesla has raised the price of its vehicles despite removing features from its products, specifically the lumbar support for the passenger seat of the Model Y. .

Argonne helps optimize piston bowl design for Caterpillar heavy-duty engines using high-performance computing

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Argonne National Laboratory is helping Caterpillar improve efficiency and reduce emissions in their heavy-duty diesel engines. Heavy-duty diesel engines still power most large vehicles used in the construction, mining and transportation industries in the United States.

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PEUGEOT e-EXPERT Hydrogen now in series production

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PEUGEOT has become one of the first manufacturers to offer in series production, from 2021 onwards in the compact utility van segment, an electric version powered by a hydrogen fuel cell in addition to its battery-electric version.

Direct lithium extraction company EnergyX secures $20M in funding commitments

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Direct lithium extraction (DLE) technology company Energy Exploration Technologies Inc. EnergyX) has secured commitments of $20 million in financing. The company said that the funding makes it the highest-valued direct lithium extraction technology company on the market.

How long will my EV battery last? California proposes degradation limits

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How long will the battery in this used EV last? Given how quickly the batteries in smartphones and laptops deteriorate, it’s easy to see why used EVs can be a cause for unease.

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Awesomely Weird Alibaba EV of the Week: $2,000 electric food truck, err… trike


Many of my favorite Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicles of the Week have been purely for fun – vehicles designed for enjoying life one underpowered mile at a time. But this week I think it’s high time that I stop fooling around so I can buckle down and get myself a real imaginary job.

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The Boring Company LVCC Loop capacity exceeds 4400 passengers per hour [Video]


The Boring Company’s (TBC) test drives for its Las Vegas Convention Center Loop (LVCC) exceeded 4,400 passengers per hour, according to results revealed on May 29.

Auckland Transport begins 2-year trial of hydrogen bus

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Auckland (NZ) Transport is beginning a 2-year trial of a 3-axle hydrogen fuel cell bus.The trial will assess operational performance how operating costs compare to diesel and electric buses of similar configurations. The bus carries 43 seated and 31 standing adults.

Baidu Apollo to launch fully driverless ride-hailing services in Beijing; health code scan to enter

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Baidu will open fully driverless robotaxi services to the public in Beijing starting tomorrow. This will be China’s first paid autonomous vehicle service where users can hail a robotaxi without a safety driver behind the steering wheel.

New technology converts waste polyethylene to jet fuel in an hour

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Washington State University researchers have developed an innovative way to convert waste polyethylene plastic to ingredients for jet fuel and other valuable products, making it easier and more cost-effective to reuse plastics.

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Study: 1 in 5 EV owners go back to gasoline, and home charging is a big issue

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Fortunately, most Americans who make the shift to an electric vehicle are converts for life. As we’ve heard in so many different ways from those who’ve seen the light, there’s no turning back. But it’s not always that way.

Tesla delays first Model S Plaid deliveries, Musk says one more week of ‘tweak’ is needed


CEO Elon Musk announced that Tesla is delaying its Model S Plaid delivery event as the new electric vehicle apparently needs one more week of tuning. more… The post Tesla delays first Model S Plaid deliveries, Musk says one more week of ‘tweak’ is needed appeared first on Electrek.

SpaceX Starship engine completes orbital-duration static fire test in Texas


A local resident and unofficial SpaceX observer has reported hearing a test of one of Starship’s Raptor engines that lasted more than five minutes at the company’s McGregor, Texas development facilities.

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Mercedes-Benz takes stake in H2 Green Steel; to begin use of green steel in 2025

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Mercedes-Benz AG is the first car manufacturer to take an equity stake in Swedish start-up H2 Green Steel (H2GS) as a way to introduce CO 2 free steel into series production.

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Daimler Truck and CATL expand global partnership on truck-focused batteries and supply

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Daimler Truck AG and lithium-ion battery manufacturer and developer Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited (CATL) are intensifying their existing partnership based on their shared vision of CO 2 -neutral electrified trucking.

Chevrolet begins shipping 2022 Bolt EUV and EV to dealers

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Chevrolet has begun shipping the new 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV and redesigned 2022 Bolt EV to dealers and expects them to arrive on dealer lots soon. Earlier post.)