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Cummins invests $24M in flow battery leader VoltStorage

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Cummins has invested $24 million in Germany-based VoltStorage, a developer of stationary flow batteries. The company says that it has the largest fleet of operating flow batteries in the world.

Are regulators focusing too much on EV sales and not enough on retiring ICE vehicles?

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Global EV sales are steadily increasing with help from regulators, but that won't matter if existing gasoline and diesel vehicles aren't retired quickly, new research argues.

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Tesla (TSLA) announces it produced its 3 millionth electric car

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Tesla has announced that it has recently produced its 3 millionth electric car since its inception back in 2004 (though production only started in 2008). more…. The post Tesla (TSLA) announces it produced its 3 millionth electric car appeared first on Electrek.

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How Sydney’s first electric buses overcame range anxiety

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Greg Balkin admits that when the first fully electric buses were rolled out onto Sydney routes, he didn't really know what to expect. The post How Sydney’s first electric buses overcame range anxiety appeared first on The Driven. Electric Transport EV News

Moscow adding another 115 ultra-fast charging stations for electric buses

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Moscow is now actively developing its charging infrastructure for electric buses. Currently there are 202 charging structure in the city; Moscow will install another 115 ultra-fast charging stations for electric buses. Ultra-fast charging stations for Moscow electric buses.

Stellantis fined $300 million over dirty diesel engines in Jeep, Ram models

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, part of the Stellantis group, was sentenced Monday to pay a U.S. 300 million criminal penalty over diesel engines that polluted more than they were allowed by regulations.

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Tesla is one of the world’s 20 fast-growing companies

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Tesla is one of the world’s 20 fastest-growing companie s for 2022, Fortune reported, adding that last year was a record for growth and recovery across its Top Global 500 list. Although many of the companies on the list reported revenue gains, only a few grew by “leaps and bounds.”

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Volkswagen of America starting 2023 ID.4 electric SUV at $37,495 with 62 kWh pack

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Volkswagen of America is starting pricing for the 2023 ID.4 electric compact SUV at an MSRP of $37,495, with a new 62 kWh entry battery pack, upgraded exterior and interior design, new aluminum-alloy wheels, updated improved center console, and more features. Now assembled in Chattanooga, Tenn.,

Lucid halves 2022 production estimate, citing continued supply-chain issues

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California’s Lucid Motors on Wednesday reported continued supply-chain and logistics challenges, as it reported just 679 deliveries of its Air electric sedan for the second quarter and ratcheted expectations way down for the remainder of the year.

Tesla Model S Plaid comes with an optional 3.5k lb trailer hitch in Europe

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Tesla seems to be making sure that the Model S Plaid is well worth the wait for its customers in Europe. Apart from providing a rather concrete delivery estimate for Model S Plaid orders, Tesla also listed an optional trailer hitch for the flagship all-electric sedan.

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Tesla is testing new version of Solar Roof (v3.5) in employee’s homes

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Tesla has come up with a new version of its Solar Roof, version 3.5, and it is now testing it in employee’s homes ahead of a wider launch. more…. The post Tesla is testing new version of Solar Roof (v3.5) in employee’s homes appeared first on Electrek.

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BMW adds i4 eDrive35 to i4 lineup

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BMW has added the new BMW i4 eDrive35 to the i4 range of EVs. The BMW i4 eDrive35 joins the BMW i4 eDrive40 and BMW i4 M50. US deliveries are expected to start in the first quarter of 2023 with a starting base price of $51,400 plus $995 destination and handling. BMW i4 eDrive40.

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BMW thinking hydrogen, Fisker Ocean One sold out, Toyota BZ4X buyback offer: Today’s Car News

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BMW is thinking about making more fuel-cell cars—perhaps as an extension of its next-generation EVs. Payments have been made, and the 5,000-vehicle launch edition of the Fisker Ocean is already spoken for. And Toyota is going the extra mile with early owners of its BZ4X EV.

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Elon Musk will not build personal airport near Austin

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk dismissed rumors that he would build a private airport in Austin, Texas, today, after reports circulated last week. Musk was rumored to be building an airport for personal use somewhere east of Austin, near the town of Bastrop.

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Ford EV sales outpace segment, gains EV market share

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Ford released its July 2022 sales today, showing that the automaker continues its push into the EV market. In fact, rising Ford EV sales boosted the automaker to become the best-selling brand this past month. more….

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Volkswagen Group China unveils its first eVTOL passenger drone prototype: V.MO

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Volkswagen Group China unveiled its first electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) passenger drone prototype, as part of its strategy to explore and break new ground in fully electric and sustainable individual mobility concepts.

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BMW is making room for hydrogen in next-generation Neue Klasse EV

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BMW could engineer its next-generation EV platform to accommodate hydrogen fuel-cell powertrains as well.

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Lucid cuts production goals by 50 percent once again

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Lucid Group ( NASDAQ: LCID ) cut its 2022 production outlook to between 6,000 and 7,000 vehicles after citing “extraordinary supply chain and logistics challenges.” ” Lucid initially projected its 2022 production goal as 20,000 units last year.

Tesla Model Y is on track to be the world’s best-selling car

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Tesla revealed that Model Y is on track to be the world’s highest-selling car by revenue this year, and it will likely be the best-selling vehicle by total volume next year. It’s already the world’s best-selling electric car. more….

AVL to use TECO2030 fuel cell stacks in DemoTruck

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Norway-based TECO2030, a provider of specifically designed modular fuel cell system for heavy-duty marine applications, and AVL List GmbH have signed a collaboration agreement under which TECO2030s fuel cell stacks will be deployed in AVL’s DemoTruck which is powered by the HyTruck Fuel Cell System.

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Electric semis might get up to $40,000 credit under reconciliation bill moving through Congress

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As Congress moves to extend and expand the federal EV tax credit for passenger cars, it's also considering a bill that would add a first-ever tax credit for electric commercial vehicles.

LG battery manufacturing sites to run on 100% renewable energy by 2025

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LG Energy Solution (LGES)—the company’s dedicated cell subsidiary—plans to use 100% renewable energy in all its battery manufacturing plants worldwide by 2025. The initiative is called RE100 or “Renewable Electricity 100%”.

Tesla applies to patent more precise GPS antenna for self-driving and navigation

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Tesla has applied to patent a new multi-band GPS antenna that it believes will be more precise for self-driving and navigation applications. more…. The post Tesla applies to patent more precise GPS antenna for self-driving and navigation appeared first on Electrek.

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Aurora Hydrogen raises $10M Series A; microwave pyrolysis of natural gas for efficient low-carbon hydrogen production

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Canada-based Aurora Hydrogen, a company developing emission-free hydrogen production technology, has raised $10 million in Series A funding led by Energy Innovation Capital. Participating investors include Williams, Shell Ventures, Chevron Technology Ventures and the George Kaiser Family Foundation.

Tesla Model Y: Californians can subscribe by the month to drive best-selling EV

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California drivers can now get behind the wheel of a Tesla Model Y without a long-term commitment with subscription service Autonomy. The company launched its subscription service in January with the Tesla Model 3, and according to a recent release it's now adding the Model Y.

SpaceX set for first Moon launch [webcast]

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No earlier than (NET) 7:08 pm EDT (23:08 UTC), August 4th, a flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to lift off from SpaceX’s Cape Canaveral Space Force Station LC-40 pad as part of the company’s 34th launch of 2022.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 EV officially ‘ruins’ weekend by winning Best Tow Car award

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Hyundai goes out of way to show how Ioniq 5 EV can actually enhance both weekend-away and towing experiences. The post Hyundai Ioniq 5 EV officially ‘ruins’ weekend by winning Best Tow Car award appeared first on The Driven. EV News

EIA: At least 9 new refinery projects to come online before end of 2023 in Asia and Middle East; 2.9 MMb/d

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In Asia and the Middle East, at least nine refinery projects are beginning operations or are scheduled to come online before the end of 2023, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). At their current planned capacities, they will add 2.9

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Fisker Ocean One launch edition is sold out; pre-orders for Ocean Extreme start November 18

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A launch edition of the Fisker Ocean is already sold out, and pre-orders for a second version of the Ocean will start November 18, the day after the planned start of production, the company confirmed in its second-quarter financial results.

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Tesla continues to climb as Cyber Roundup shareholder event looms

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Tesla ( NASDAQ: TSLA ) continued to climb on Monday morning on Wall Street as its Cyber Roundup shareholder event will take place later this week. The event will feature a vote on the potential 3:1 stock split.

Tesla deploys swimming pool at Supercharger station

Electrek

Tesla has decided to deploy a swimming pool at a Supercharger station in Germany as the automaker is starting to invest more into amenities around its charging stations. But that’s a whole new level of charging amenities even for Tesla. more….

Archer completes second phase of eVTOL flight testing, moves on to third phase towards full transition

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Archer Aviation successfully completed all of its “critical azimuth” flight tests, marking the completion of the second of three key phases of flight testing. The purpose of these tests are to validate the crosswind capabilities of Archer’s eVTOL aircraft configuration and flight control systems.

Review: 2023 BMW iX is charmingly offbeat, delivers on range ratings

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Think EVs are becoming normal? Turning heads inside and outside, and flaunting equal parts tech leading edge and design oddity, the 2023 BMW iX is anything but conventional. And, as I found in a recent week with the iX, this kind of weirdness grew on me.

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Ford’s EV sales grow over 168 percent in July, second-best EV brand in U.S.

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Ford’s electric vehicle sales grew over 168 percent in July compared to the same month last year. The automaker’s July 2022 EV delivery figures were good enough for second-best in sales for the month in the United States behind only Tesla.

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Tesla vehicles are increasing Hertz’s customer satisfaction, still adding more EVs to the fleet

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Tesla vehicles are increasing Hertz’s customer satisfaction as the company gets better use of electric vehicles. The rental car company is also adding more EVs to its fleet. more….

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New proton ceramic reactor stack for highly efficient hydrogen production and carbon capture in a single step

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2023 Volkswagen ID.4: US-made EV starts at $38,790 for 208-mile version

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Volkswagen has confirmed pricing for the U.S.-made made 2023 ID.4 electric SUV, which includes a smaller-battery base model. The lower starting price doesn't make it one of the EV market’s price leaders, but with today's higher prices, it’s competitive.

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