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The Electric Circuit launches a pilot project on heavy vehicle charging

Green Car Congress

To support the expansion of electric transportation in Québec, the Electric Circuit is a{launching} a pilot project on heavy- and medium-duty vehicle charging. The initiative includes the installation of dedicated stations for safe charging that consider turning radius and trailer length.

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2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5, Ioniq 6 cut real-world fast-charging time

Green Car Reports

With the 2023 Ioniq 5 hatchback arriving this fall and the upcoming 2023 Ioniq 6 sedan arriving early next year, Hyundai is introducing a battery preconditioning feature that will help set drivers up for a more consistent experience at DC fast-charging stations.

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Elon Musk Twitter takeover prompts prank that fools mainstream media

Teslarati

Elon Musk is, in many ways, a fan of internet jokes and memes. And amidst his takeover of the social media platform Twitter, some mainstream media outlets ended up falling for a popular and pretty raunchy internet joke — hook, line, and sinker.

EU officially inks complete ban on new combustion vehicles from 2035 onward

Electrek

Following over five years of debate and a steadfast proposal introduced last year, the EU has agreed upon its first terms under a “Fit for 55” package to significantly reduce carbon emissions in Europe and achieve climate neutrality by 2050.

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BMW i Ventures leads investment in autonomous forklift company, Fox Robotics

Green Car Congress

BMW i Ventures announced its lead investment in Fox Robotics, developers of the first intelligent forklift that can autonomously unload pallets from the trailer to the receiving dock. The oversubscribed funding round totals $20 million.

BP plans charging hubs for ride-hailing EVs, first near LAX

Green Car Reports

Oil giant BP plans to launch a series of large EV fast-charging "Gigahubs" aimed at ride-hailing vehicles.

Lucid gains EPA approval to launch 2023 Air models

Teslarati

Lucid has gained EPA approval to launch the sale of several 2023 model-year trims of the Air electric vehicle. Lucid gained Certificates of Conformity for the Air Grand Touring’s 19″, 20″, and 21″ trim levels , which allows the manufacturer to sell the vehicles to consumers.

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Pozna? orders 25 Solaris hydrogen buses

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The city of Pozna?’s s public transport operator MPK Pozna? has purchased 25 hydrogen-fueled buses from Solaris Bus & Coach. The tender was for 15 vehicles, but the carrier exercised its option of extending the order by another 10 buses.

Jeep recalls 2022-2023 Wrangler 4xe PHEV over battery fuse

Green Car Reports

An assembly issue has led to the recall of 13,722 Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid vehicles from the 2022 and 2023 model years, according to recall documents posted by the federal government.

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NIO to allow owners to swap battery packs for different capacity in China

CN EV Post

As NIO said, flexibility is the new premium, and its latest pilot means that owners can swap to a different capacity battery pack at any time. The post NIO to allow owners to swap battery packs for different capacity in China appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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GM says it will power all of its US sites with clean energy by 2025

Electrek

General Motors (GM) today announced that it has finalized agreements to power all of its US sites with clean energy by 2025. . more…. The post GM says it will power all of its US sites with clean energy by 2025 appeared first on Electrek.

Volvo Group to produce battery modules in Ghent by 2025

Green Car Congress

In 2025, Volvo Group’s truck plant in Ghent, Belgium will start to produce battery modules. To date, partners supply both cells and modules to the Group.

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EPA directs nearly $1B for electric school buses

Green Car Reports

The EPA on Wednesday announced $965 million in grants for electric school buses, the first of a five-year, $5 billion program for zero-emission school buses.

William Li responds to why NIO sets up battery-making arm

CN EV Post

Making batteries is a normal strategy for automakers, said William Li. The post William Li responds to why NIO sets up battery-making arm appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

Electric cars reach 18% of new car sales in California compared to 6% in the US

Electrek

California announced that electric car sales represent nearly 18% of new car sales in the state compared to 6% for the whole of the United States. more…. The post Electric cars reach 18% of new car sales in California compared to 6% in the US appeared first on Electrek.

Magna investing $500M+ to expand in Michigan; two new plants, 1 expansion

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Magna is investing more than $500 million to expand its operations in three different locations in Southeast Michigan. The company is expanding its facility in St. Clair (battery enclosures) and is opening new facilities in Shelby Township (powertrain) and Detroit (seating).

Report: Light pole EV charging is the low-CO2 solution for cities

Green Car Reports

A company that installs EV chargers in streetlights claims this is not only a practical way to bring charging to urban areas, but also has a lower carbon footprint than conventional charging installations. That's the conclusion of a study commissioned by U.K.-based

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NIO reaches strategic partnership with hotel operator H World Group

CN EV Post

NIO and H World Group will cooperate in the construction of charging and battery swap facilities. The post NIO reaches strategic partnership with hotel operator H World Group appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

Toyota struggles with EV shift, considers changing plans due to Tesla

Electrek

Toyota is struggling with its shift to electric vehicles, and it is reportedly considering major changes in its EV plans driven by Tesla’s manufacturing strategy. However, it may slow down some of its existing electric vehicle programs. more….

Bakken Energy, Cummins and Schneider partner on design of the Heartland Hydrogen Hub for long-haul trucking

Green Car Congress

Bakken Energy, a developer of affordable clean hydrogen supply, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with each of Cummins Inc. and Schneider National Carriers Inc., to work together on the design of the Heartland Hydrogen Hub to serve the needs of long-haul trucking.

Reports: Tesla will face DOJ, SEC scrutiny over self-driving claims

Green Car Reports

Multiple arms of the federal government are reportedly preparing to scrutinize Tesla—and perhaps its CEO, Elon Musk—over various statements made about its driver-assistance system, building from its Autopilot system and relating to its extra-cost Full Self-Driving functionality.

NIO sets up battery business subsidiary in Hefei

CN EV Post

The company has a registered capital of RMB 2 billion ($275 million) and its business scope includes battery manufacturing and battery sales. The post NIO sets up battery business subsidiary in Hefei appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket passes static fire test three years in the making

Teslarati

After knocking out some figurative cobwebs, SpaceX has test-fired a Falcon Heavy rocket for the first time since June 2019.

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Bosch highlights hydrogen engine work at bauma; involved in more than 100 technical trials with customers worldwide

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At bauma—the world’s leading construction machinery trade fair—in Munich, Bosch placed particular emphasis on the potential for hydrogen engines and electrification to make the sector significantly more sustainable.

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US-made Bosch EV motors are going into Rivian trucks

Green Car Reports

Bosch on Tuesday announced the start of EV motor production at its Charleston, South Carolina, facility, with expansion plans already on deck for 2023. Production began earlier this month in a 200,000-square-foot section of an existing building at the Charleston site, Bosch said in a press release.

Tesla is clearing another 170 acres of forest at Gigafactory Berlin for expansion

Electrek

Tesla is starting to clear another 170 acres of forest at Gigafactory Berlin to prepare for a massive expansion of the EV factory. more…. The post Tesla is clearing another 170 acres of forest at Gigafactory Berlin for expansion appeared first on Electrek.

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BYD-Benz JV Denza begins deliveries of D9 MPV

CN EV Post

Since the D9's official launch, the model has received more than 30,000 orders with non-refundable deposits, Denza said. The post BYD-Benz JV Denza begins deliveries of D9 MPV appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. BYD Denza Denza D9

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New stable water-splitting catalyst doesn’t require expensive iridium

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Researchers have developed a nickel-stabilized, ruthenium dioxide (Ni-RuO 2 ) anode catalyst for proton exchange membrane (PEM) water electrolysis. The ruthenium—a more abundant precious metal—serves as a promising alternative to the more rare and expensive iridium—currently the practical anode catalyst for electrolysis. The Ni-RuO 2 catalyst shows high activity and durability in acidic OER for PEM water electrolysis.

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2022-2023 GMC Hummer EV recalled for battery sealing

Green Car Reports

GM is recalling most of the GMC Hummer EV SUVs and BrightDrop EV600 electric vans it’s built so far, over an issue that could allow water into the battery pack of the big off-roaders or delivery vehicles.

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Tesla Powerwall powered 44,000 homes in Puerto Rico during latest grid outage

Electrek

Tesla Powerwall was powering 44,000 homes in Puerto Rico during the latest island-wide grid outage due to a hurricane. The number of Powerwalls on the island is much higher than expected. more….

Tesla offering Autopilot Camera Upgrades to owners with FSD capability

Teslarati

Tesla is offering Autopilot camera upgrades to owners who have Full Self-Driving (FSD) capability and early production cameras. The offer comes right before Tesla’s wide release of FSD. According to an email shared with Teslarati , Tesla is offering complimentary Autopilot Camera upgrades.

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ARPA-E awards $38M to 12 projects leading used nuclear fuel recycling initiative

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) will award $38 million to 12 projects that will work to reduce the impacts of light-water reactor used nuclear fuel (UNF) disposal. Earlier post.)

Kia EVs will also be made at Hyundai’s Georgia “Metaplant”

Green Car Reports

With Hyundai breaking ground on its mammoth $5.5 billion “Metaplant” near Savannah, Georgia, Kia confirmed on Tuesday that it too will have upcoming electric vehicles made at the facility. That was always a fair assumption, but now it’s a confirmation.

Charging stations coming to US military sites as DOD rolls out EVs

Electrek

The Department of Defense (DOD) is well aware that electric vehicles are rolling out at a record pace and are only expected to continue gaining vehicle market share.

Tesla Cybertruck visits Franz von Holzhausen’s alma mater

Teslarati

The Tesla Cybertruck showed up at Franz von Holzhausen’s alma mater, the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. . According to the Reddit user Logical Human, Tesla’s uniquely-designed Cybertruck was present during the Art Center’s alumni show.

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ARPA-E awarding $39M to 16 projects to grow the domestic critical minerals supply chain

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA?E) E) will award $39 million in funding to 16 projects across 12 states to develop market-ready technologies that will increase domestic supplies of critical elements required for the clean energy transition.

IEA: Global demand for fossil fuels will peak this decade

Green Car Reports

Global demand for fossil fuels will peak this decade due in part to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, which has accelerated many countries' move to renewable energy, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).