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Infinium to provide ultra-low carbon electrofuels to Amazon trucking fleet starting in 2023

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Electrofuels provider Infinium announced an agreement with Amazon to begin using Infinium Electrofuels in the retailer’s middle mile fleet as an ultra-low carbon alternative to traditional fossil fuels. The clean burning electrofuels will be produced for Amazon at one of the first electrofuels production facilities, located in Texas. Infinium Electrofuels, which are produced from carbon dioxide and renewable power, can be dropped into Amazon trucks with no engine modifications as an immediate re

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Report: Chevy not planning dealer buyouts over EVs as GM offered for Buick, Cadillac

Green Car Reports

Chevrolet won't follow sibling General Motors brands Buick and Cadillac in offering buyouts to dealerships that don't want to sell electric vehicles, a GM executive said in a recent interview with The Verge. In fact, the dealerships that take buyouts for their Buick and Cadillac franchises could end up selling Chevys exclusively, GM global vice.

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Tesla’s giant ‘safety recall’ of 1 million vehicles is just another software update

Electrek

The media has reported today on Tesla having to recall a massive number of electric vehicles in the US, but the fix for the “safety recall” is again just another software update that Tesla has already started to push. more…. The post Tesla’s giant ‘safety recall’ of 1 million vehicles is just another software update appeared first on Electrek.

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“Quantum bus” innovation potentially makes quantum computers scalable

Innovation News Network

Experts have developed a “quantum bus” that may enhance the capabilities of quantum computers, making them scalable. The post “Quantum bus” innovation potentially makes quantum computers scalable appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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How serious is Norway about climate change? So much that its streetlights self-dim

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SSAB, Oshkosh partner to be first in US to use fossil-free steel in commercial vehicles

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Steelmaker SSAB has started a partnership in fossil-free steel applications with Oshkosh Corporation, a leading producer of mission-critical vehicles and essential equipment, including heavy-duty truck bodies, fire apparatus, access equipment and other specialty trucks. The first use of this fossil-free steel will be to prototype advanced, environmentally sustainable McNeilus refuse collection vehicles.

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Should a tax on the rich help build EV infrastructure?

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Californians will vote later this year on whether to tax the wealthy to fund EV incentives and charging infrastructure. Proposition 30 would increase taxes on California residents who make over $2 million a year by 1.75% and direct the state to use that added revenue—estimated at $3.5 billion to $5 billion annually, according to a voter.

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UPDATE: Tesla adds 500k square feet to Gigafactory Texas for ‘ecological paradise’

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Update: Elon Musk told Teslarati the expansion plans will accommodate Tesla Giga Texas’s “ecological paradise.” Headline and paragraphs have been revised and updated to reflect accuracy based on Musk’s details. Ecological paradise plans from south portion of Giga Texas to river look great, however we must first get the factory financially on its feet. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 21, 2022.

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Toyota’s San Antonio plant begins production of 2023 all-hybrid Sequoia

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Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas (Toyota Texas, TMMTX) has started production for the all-new, all-hybrid 2023 Toyota Sequoia. ( Earlier post.) The all-new third-generation 2023 Sequoia full-size SUV features as standard the powerful twin-turbo V6 hybrid i-FORCE MAX powertrain. First unveiled on Tundra, this hybrid powertrain produces 437 horsepower and 583 lb.

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VW shows upfit potential of ID.Buzz with electric paramedics' van

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Volkswagen unveiled an ID.Buzz paramedics' van at the 2022 IAA Transportation commercial vehicle show in Hannover, Germany, showing the upfit potential of the new electric van for government fleets and businesses. VW didn't offer much detail on the ID.Buzz emergency vehicle, only noting that it was built in collaboration with German upfitter.

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NIO's William Li shares what he's doing in Europe

CN EV Post

NIO's bosses checked out the construction of the company's NIO House and its first battery swap station in Germany as they are on a 10-day road trip in an ET7. The post NIO's William Li shares what he's doing in Europe appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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Faurecia and Accenture partner on products and services for connected and autonomous vehicles

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Tesla Megapack caught on fire at giant battery project

Electrek

A Tesla Megapack has caught on fire at a giant battery project operated by PG&E in Monterey County in California. more…. The post Tesla Megapack caught on fire at giant battery project appeared first on Electrek.

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NTSB calls for alcohol detection systems in all new vehicles

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??? An investigation into a California crash that killed nine—including seven children—has led the National Transportation Safety Board to call for alcohol detection systems to be included in all new vehicles, according to new recommendations released Tuesday. The crash, on New Year’s Day 2021 in Avenal, California, was caused by an impaired driver who was speeding, the NTSB found.

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Sono shows how solar could save money installed on electric semis and buses

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German startup Sono Motors plans to launch the Sion solar-assisted electric car, but it's also looking at commercial-vehicle applications for its solar tech. Sono demonstrated several such upfits at the 2022 IAA Transportation Show in Hannover, Germany, that the company claims can improve the efficiency of buses and refrigerated trucks. Sono plans.

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Tesla Model S Plaid leaves $3.6M Bugatti Chiron behind in drag & roll race

Teslarati

A Tesla Model S Plaid left a $3.6 million Bugatti Chiron behind a couple of times in a drag and roll race at the Triple F Raceway in a new video by DragTimes. The Tesla Model S Plaid with its 1,020 horsepower and the Bugatti Chiron with its 1,500 horsepower faced off on the track. Although the Plaid is around 500 pounds lighter than the Bugatti Chiron, in these races, the all-electric vehicle proved to be the better-performing vehicle.

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ExxonMobil announces 6th oil discovery offshore Guyana with Ranger-1; Guyana may move from non-producer to regional powerhouse

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Harvard engineers develop solid-state battery that lasts 20 years, charges in 3 minutes

Electric Cars Report

Harvard’s Office of Technology Development has granted an exclusive technology license to Adden Energy, Inc., a startup developing innovative solid-state battery systems for use in future electric vehicles that would fully charge in minutes. Adden Energy has closed a seed round with $5.15M in funding led by Primavera Capital Group, with participation by Rhapsody Venture Partners […] The post Harvard engineers develop solid-state battery that lasts 20 years, charges in 3 minutes appeared fi

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DOE releases draft guidance for Clean Hydrogen Production Standard (CHPS)

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) released draft guidance for a Clean Hydrogen Production Standard (CHPS), developed to meet the requirements of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), Section 40315. The CHPS is not a regulatory standard, and DOE may not necessarily require future funded activities to achieve the standard. However, hydrogen hubs funded in support of the BIL ( earlier post ) will be required to “demonstrably aid achievement” of the CHPS by mitigating emissions across the supply

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GM backs standards "eliminating tailpipe pollution" from passenger vehicles by 2035

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General Motors and the Environmental Defense Fund earlier this week announced jointly-developed recommendations aimed at making all new passenger vehicles electric by the middle of the next decade. In a press release, GM and the EDF asked the EPA to develop emissions standards that require at least 50% of new passenger vehicles sold to be.

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Tesla set to build batteries at Giga Berlin faster than previously thought, despite recent reports

Teslarati

Tesla is still planning to build electric vehicle battery cells in Germany at Giga Berlin, and faster than previously projected. This contradicts reports earlier this week that Tesla was delaying battery production in Germany with intentions to prioritize cell manufacturing in the United States, which would help the automaker benefit from recent government incentives.

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NIO to hold NIO Berlin 2022 European launch event on Oct 7

CN EV Post

NIO did not announce what the event will involve, although it can be expected that the ET7 will be formally introduced to European consumers. The post NIO to hold NIO Berlin 2022 European launch event on Oct 7 appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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Cenntro introduces two new electric vans at IAA Transportation

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Cenntro Electric Group Limited and its subsidiary Cenntro Automotive Europe GmbH introduced two new all-electric commercial vehicles at IAA Transportation 2022 in Hannover, Germany. The two new vehicles, the Logistar 260 (LS260) and the Logistar 100 (LS100), join the LS product line now available globally in Class 1 to Class 4. The LS260 defines a new size in the van segment (Vehicle Class N1).

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Teardrop camping trailer boosts EV driving range—with lots of batteries on board

Green Car Reports

Colorado Teardrops announced earlier this month that it has completed the prototype version of “the world’s first camper trailer designed to extend the towing range of electric vehicles.” What might sound like a strange product niche could answer a dilemma for some Americans with luxury budgets: While an electric vehicle might.

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Bowen hints Australia could kickstart local EV manufacturing

The Driven EV News

Minister for climate change and energy Chris Bowen hints that Australia will pave the way for domestic electric vehicle and battery manufacturing. The post Bowen hints Australia could kickstart local EV manufacturing appeared first on The Driven.

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Nissan starts European production of all-new, fully electric Townstar

Electric Cars Report

Only days after the celebration of World EV Day, Nissan announced the start of production of its all-new and 100% electric Townstar EV model to be sold across select European markets. Representing a major advancement towards the realisation of Nissan’s Ambition 2030, the availability on the market of the all-new Townstar EV marks the latest […] The post Nissan starts European production of all-new, fully electric Townstar appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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Mercedes-Benz plans wind farm at Papenburg test track to cover more than 15% of Group’s electricity needs in Germany

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Mercedes-Benz plans to build a wind farm at its test track in Papenburg, northern Germany, with an output of more than 100 MW to cover up to more than 15% of the annual electricity demand of Mercedes-Benz Group AG in Germany. As part of its effort to erect a double-digit number of wind turbines by the middle of the decade, Mercedes-Benz is also planning a long-term power purchase agreement with a partner, equivalent to a triple-digit million euros amount.

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Survey: Half of Californians might choose an EV as their next vehicle

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Nearly half of Californians “are likely to choose an EV the next time that they’re in the market for a vehicle.” That’s the very uplifting takeaway from a survey released last week and commissioned by the electric vehicle advocacy group Veloz. But in more nuanced questions, the survey reveals lots of room for improvement.

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Honda Continues To Walk The Walk With Another Battery Supply Deal

CleanTechnica EVs

The race to develop battery supply chains is very real for auto manufacturers. Supplies are limited, and will remain so for years because digging new mines and refineries with a lot of optimism doesn’t work. It takes years to establish a new mine, therefore companies must plan several years ahead. However, as I previously mentioned, […].

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Volvo Trucks to begin customer testing of fuel cell trucks in 2025

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Volvo Trucks are running tests of fuel cell electric trucks that only emit water vapour and have an operational range comparable to diesel trucks, up to 1,000 km. A second pilot phase is to follow in a few years’ time and will see customer tests on public roads. The testing of fuel cell electric trucks […] The post Volvo Trucks to begin customer testing of fuel cell trucks in 2025 appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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Toyota, Kenworth tout fuel cell electric truck capabilities with completion of truck operations for ZANZEFF

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Toyota Motor North America and Kenworth Truck Company said they have proven the capabilities of their jointly designed heavy-duty, Class 8 fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) as a potential zero-emissions replacement of diesel-powered trucks with the completion of their operations in the Zero- and Near-Zero Emissions Freight Facilities (ZANZEFF) “Shore to Store” project at the Port of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles basin and the Inland Empire. ( Earlier post.).

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Tesla recalls over 1M vehicles for power-window pinch—with an easy fix

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On Monday, Tesla issued a recall for more than a million vehicles, including recent versions of the Model 3, Model Y, Model S, and Model X, due to an issue with the vehicles' automatic reversal system for their power windows. The NHTSA recall notice lays out that in the affected 1,096,762 vehicles, the window's safety system may not react.

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Tesla Superchargers are dwarfing competitors in size and cost efficiencies

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Tesla has a number of key advantages over its rivals in the electric vehicle sector. The size and cost efficiencies of Tesla Superchargers are definitely among them. As stated in a report from Bloomberg News , a recent EV charger price survey indicated that it costs as low as $238 and as high as $10,000 to have 7-22 kilowatt AC chargers installed. A larger, faster 150-kilowatt DC charger, which can replenish an EV’s range quickly, can cost between $16,335 and $135,000 per stall. .

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VW Releases Final Specs & Details For ID. Buzz

CleanTechnica EVs

Over the last couple of years, we’ve seen a lot of photos and learned a lot of little details about Volkswagen’s ID. Buzz. But, final details haven’t been released until recently in a press release by the company. In this article, I’m going to share some of those details with you. Volkswagen says the ID. […].

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Volvo Trucks presents new electric axle for extended range

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Volvo Trucks unveiled a completely new, fully electric rear axle at the IAA Transport show in Hannover, Germany. The new e-axle integrates the electric motors and the transmission into the rear axle, thereby freeing up space for more batteries. More batteries mean longer range, which creates opportunities for long distance transports to also be electrified.

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Hertz plans to buy up to 175,000 GM EVs through 2027

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Hertz and General Motors announced Monday that the rental-car giant plans to order up to 175,000 electric vehicles from GM over five years. Deliveries of the EVs are expected to start in the first quarter of 2023 with the Chevrolet Bolt EV and EUV, and will continue through 2027 with vehicles from the Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, and.

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Faraday Futures’s FF 91 receives official EPA rating of 381 miles of EV range

Electric Cars Report

California-based electric vehicle startup Faraday Future announced the FF 91 Futurist was officially certified to have a robust rating of 381 miles of EV range from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This rating is a significant increase from the company’s previous estimates. “The confirmation of our 381 miles of range by the EPA is […] The post Faraday Futures’s FF 91 receives official EPA rating of 381 miles of EV range appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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