May, 2021

Antelope Valley adds 16 more BYD electric buses to fleet

Green Car Congress

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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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

Green Car Reports

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

Electrek

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 owners walk away with minor injuries after Model 3 gets crushed by concrete blocks

Teslarati

Company director Neil Collins and his wife Alison were driving home from their home in Bunwell to visit Holkham, England, in their Tesla Model 3 when something horrifying happened.

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Is Louisiana Planning To Charge EV Owners $400/Y While Rejecting Increased Gas Taxes?

EV Obssesion

Louisiana is well known for having severely bad roads. You can always tell when you cross the state line–the roads are smoother in Mississippi, Texas, and Arkansas. Recently, there was a bill proposed to increase gasoline taxes and tax EV owners $400 per year to own an EV in the state.

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.

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Fisker intends to make first all-electric Popemobile

Green Car Reports

Fisker founder Henrik Fisker reportedly presented his vision of tailpipe-emissions-free transport to Pope Francis in a private meeting on Thursday, during a visit to Vatican City. And it’s one based on Fisker’s upcoming Ocean electric SUV.

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

Electrek

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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Tesla “Cyberliving” trailer specs and size teased anew in Cybertruck UI images

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The Tesla Cybertruck unveiling had, for lack of a better word, some unexpected events. Even Elon Musk himself admitted that he lost a lot of his rhythm after the vehicle’s now-infamous failed Armor Glass demonstration.

Dealer-Funded Study Paints Misleading Picture of Direct Sales

EV Club of CT

A new report by the Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis—which acknowledges in its opening sentence that it was commissioned by the Connecticut Auto Dealers Association (CARA)—paints a gloomy picture for the state’s economy if legislation. Read more.

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

Green Car Congress

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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Phillips 66 progressing its conversion of California refinery to renewable fuels

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In August 2020, Phillips 66 announced that it planned to reconfigure its San Francisco Refinery in Rodeo, California, to produce renewable fuels. The plant will no longer produce fuels from crude oil, but instead will make fuels from used cooking oil, fats, greases and soybean oils. Earlier post.).

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

Green Car Reports

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.

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

Electrek

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 Powerpack battery steps in after coal plant explodes in Australia

Teslarati

On Tuesday, an explosion at the Callide Power Station , a coal-fired power plant in central Queensland, Australia, resulted in mass power outages from the New South Wales (NSW) border to Cairns.

DOE: half of all states now have at least 1,000 non-residential EV charging units

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According to figures from the US Department of Energy (DOE), as of March 2021, there are 25 states that have at least 1,000 non-residential electric vehicle (EV) charging units (public and private). California has by far the greatest number of non-residential EV chargers with nearly 37,000 units.

Mitsubishi Power & Texas Brine partner on large-scale salt cavern storage for hydrogen to support decarbonization efforts in the eastern US

Green Car Congress

Mitsubishi Power Americas and Texas Brine Company are collaborating to develop large-scale long-duration hydrogen storage solutions to support decarbonization efforts across the eastern United States.

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Aker Solutions wins FEED contract for e-Fuel plant in Norway

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Aker Solutions has signed a contract with Nordic Blue Crude (NBC) for front-end engineering and design (FEED) of a new e-Fuel facility at Herøya in Porsgrunn, Norway. The e-Fuel plant is planned to produce CO 2 -neutral fuel by using green hydrogen and furnace gas from an existing factory.

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Report: 60% EV sales globally by 2030 needed for net-zero emissions by 2050

Green Car Reports

Cancelling out the impact of human activity on the environment would require electric cars to achieve 60% global-market share by 2030, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA).

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

Electrek

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.

SpaceX bumps Starship booster engine count, ramps up Raptor factory

Teslarati

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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BMW Group 1st automotive manufacturer to use new Pirelli tires containing FSC-certified natural rubber and rayon

Green Car Congress

The BMW Group is stepping up its activities in the field of sustainability, becoming the first automotive manufacturer worldwide to equip its cars with tires using certified sustainable natural rubber and rayon, a wood-based material used to strengthen the tires.

Wabtec’s battery-electric locomotive lowered full train fuel consumption by more than 11% in BNSF California pilot

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UNFI adding 53 all-electric TRUs to California fleet

Green Car Congress

United Natural Foods, Inc. is adding 53 all-electric transport refrigerated trailer units (TRUs) to its fleet located at the company’s Riverside, Calif. distribution center.

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Study: Synthetic fuels cost more money and cause more CO2 emissions vs. batteries

Green Car Reports

As buzz around synthetic fuels builds, the Europe-focused environmental group Transport & Environment (T&E) cautions that vehicles burning these supposedly greener fuels may cause more carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions than battery-powered vehicles, and cost more as well.

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

Electrek

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.

ViaSat asks FCC to halt SpaceX Starlink launches because it can’t compete

Teslarati

Under the hollow pretense of concern for the environment, Starlink satellite internet competitor ViaSat has asked the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) to force SpaceX to stop Starlink launches and threatened to take the matter to court if it doesn’t get its way.

Lightning eMotors reports $4.6M of revenue in Q1 2021 from sales of 31 commercial electric vehicles

Green Car Congress

Lightning eMotors, Inc., a provider of commercial electric vehicles for fleets, reported Q1 2021 revenue of $4.6M and sales of 31 zero-emission commercial vehicles, across five specialty vehicle applications for its wholly-owned subsidiary Lightning Systems.

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Press shop expansion at VW EV plant Zwickau to cut 9,000 truck journeys per year

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Volkswagen officially inaugurated the press shop expansion in its electric car plant in Zwickau. As of now, the complete outer skin for the six electric models produced in Zwickau will be pressed on site.

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).

Stellantis won't need Tesla emissions credits: EV maker set to lose hundreds of millions

Green Car Reports

Tesla has relied on selling emissions credits to boost its revenue, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has been one of its biggest clients.

Tesla vehicles without radar still have Autopilot safety features despite what the media is saying

Electrek

Tesla’s new Model 3 and Model Y vehicles with Tesla Vision and no radar are still equipped with Autopilot’s active safety features despite what the media are saying and some organizations dropping their Tesla safety ratings. Here’s what happened.

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SpaceX Starlink launch to fly same Falcon fairing half for the fifth time

Teslarati

SpaceX says that its 14th Starlink launch of 2021 will also be the first mission to fly a reusable Falcon payload fairing for the fifth time, marking a significant milestone just 18 months after fairing reuse began.

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MBL begins first test of tropical seaweed farming for biofuels production

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A team of researchers led by Loretta Roberson, associate scientist at the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, has installed the first seaweed farm in Puerto Rico and US tropical waters.

Mercedes-Benz begins production of EQS electric luxury sedan at Factory 56 in Sindelfingen

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Mercedes-Benz has begun production of the EQS electric sedan at Factory 56 in the Mercedes-Benz Sindelfingen plant. The EQS is integrated into ongoing series production at the site as the first all-electric model.

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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