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

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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 “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.

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

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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.

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).

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

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

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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 Powerpack battery steps in after coal plant explodes in Australia

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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.

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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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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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.

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

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

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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.

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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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.

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

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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 confirms the new Tesla Roadster’s 1.1-second 0-60 mph acceleration

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It’s now official. The next-generation Tesla Roadster, when fitted with its SpaceX Package, would be capable of sprinting from 0-60 mph in 1.1 seconds. This insane piece of information was confirmed recently by CEO Elon Musk on Twitter. .

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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.

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.

Which electric vehicles include free road-trip fast-charging?

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With summer approaching, a holiday weekend upon us, and stir-crazy families looking toward post-pandemic road trips, it's as good a time as ever to survey which electric vehicles include free fast-charging.

Tesla Cybertruck UI patent hints at new accessories, features, and even up to 610 miles of range

Electrek

A new patent application for the Tesla Cybertruck user interface has revealed a bunch of potential new accessories, features, and even a range of up to 610 miles for the electric pickup truck.

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

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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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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.

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.

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

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

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

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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.

Lamborghini outlines massive $1.8 billion plan to shift to electrification

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Lamborghini is planning to shift from gas-powered to electric for its world-class supercars. The company recently outlined a $1.8 billion plan, its largest in history, to shift away from combustion engines and toward electrification.

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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BMW begins e-drivetrain production for the fully-electric BMW iX and BMW i4

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Production of fifth-generation high-voltage batteries and battery modules for use in the BMW iX and BMW i4 is now underway at the BMW’s Competence Center for E-Drive Production in Dingolfing.

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.