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Researchers produce green syngas using CO2, water and sunlight

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Researchers from the University of Michigan and McGill University in Canada report photochemical syngas synthesis using a core/shell Au@Cr 2 O 3 dual cocatalyst in coordination with multistacked InGaN/GaN nanowires (NWs) with the sole inputs of CO 2 , water, and solar light.

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Study: Demand for hybrids and EVs is soaring in rural America

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Overall United States hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and EV sales have increased steadily in recent years, but the strongest growth of electrified vehicles has been in rural America, according to new analysis from iSeeCars.

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Tesla Cybertruck production machines already being ordered: report

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Recent reports are hinting that Tesla is already setting the stage for the Cybertruck’s initial production next year. In previous comments, Elon Musk had mentioned that 2023 would be the year when the Cybertruck, Tesla’s entry into the all-electric pickup market, would enter production.

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Tesla spotted gathering massive number of Megapacks outside Gigafactory Nevada

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Tesla has been spotted gathering a massive number of Megapacks outside its Gigafactory Nevada. Is it a backlog due to supply chain issues or a new giant battery is in the work? more…. The post Tesla spotted gathering massive number of Megapacks outside Gigafactory Nevada appeared first on Electrek.

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HyMethShip seeks to fuel ship engines with hydrogen from methanol

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The EU-funded HyMethShip project developed a system that innovatively combined a membrane reactor, a CO 2 capture system, a storage system for CO 2 and methanol as well as a hydrogen-fueled combustion engine to power ships. The top part of the graphic shows onshore methanol production.

EV prices soar, as one exec warns of market "collapse" if they don't get cheaper

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EV prices are soaring at a non-sustainable rate, one auto-industry executive warns. As noted by Autoblog, several automakers have raised prices on their electric models in recent months. Tesla has raised prices multiple times this year, and the GMC Hummer EV got a $6,250 price bump last week.

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The Musk Foundation plans to donate directly to families

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that his private foundation, The Musk Foundation, plans to donate directly to families. He also tweeted that he is increasing childcare benefits at his companies and hopes that other companies follow suit. You can read more about that in Simon’s article here.

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Daimler Buses delivers 100th eCitaro to ESWE Verkehr in Wiesbaden; 120 in total order

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Three years ago, ESWE Verkehr in Wiesbaden placed its first major order for 56 all-electric Mercedes-Benz eCitaro city buses. In all, 120 electric buses have now been ordered. The 100th eCitaro from this overall package has now been delivered.

China's GAC reveals "super iron" LFP battery with 20% boost in energy density by volume

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While other companies look to experimental solid-state batteries to boost energy density, Chinese automaker GAC is finding ways to improve existing lithium iron phosphate (LFP) chemistry.

Elon Musk formally moves to terminate Twitter’s $44 billion acquisition

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In a recent filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Tesla CEO Elon Musk formally moved to terminate his acquisition attempt of social media platform Twitter. Musk and the Twitter board had agreed to a buyout at $54.20 per share, or $44 billion.

NIO ET5, XPeng G9 get regulatory green light for sales in China

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Deliveries of the NIO ET5 are expected to begin in September, and the XPeng G9 will be officially launched in September. The post NIO ET5, XPeng G9 get regulatory green light for sales in China appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. NIO NIO ET5 XPeng G9

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Moscow rolling out all-electric bus fleet in New Moscow district

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Moscow, which overall has the largest electric bus fleet in Europe ( earlier post ) has 8 separate bus fleets—all of them consisting of a mixture of e-buses and diesel buses. Now, the Russian capital is deploying its first all-electric bus fleet in the New Moscow district.

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Chevy Bolt EV discount, Toyota tax-credit phaseout, EV market collapse: Today’s Car News

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Retroactive discounts apply to the Chevrolet Bolt EV and EUV. Toyota likely hit the ceiling for the EV tax credit. Electric trucks could pull off the majority of fleet uses today at a cost advantage. Is the EV market on the verge of collapse over price pressures?

Tesla’s Elon Musk planning to increase childcare benefits in his companies

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk is an advocate for big families, and he seems ready to walk the walk. In a recent update on Twitter, Musk remarked that he is planning on increasing childcare benefits at his companies, such as Tesla and SpaceX.

Tesla expands deployment of Starlink satellite internet systems at Supercharger stations

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Tesla appears to now expand its deployment of Starlink satellite internet systems at Supercharger stations as the satellite dish appears at a new station. more…. The post Tesla expands deployment of Starlink satellite internet systems at Supercharger stations appeared first on Electrek.

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MAHLE says it has developed the most durable electric motor; new cooling concept

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The automotive supplier MAHLE has developed what it says is the most durable electric motor available: the superior continuous torque (SCT) E-motor. The traction motor can run indefinitely with high performance due to its new cooling concept.

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Study: Electric pickups could replace nearly half of gasoline ones—with an ownership-cost savings

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Pickup trucks are the bestselling vehicles in the United States, and many manufacturers are planning electric versions. That could help fleet operators reduce emissions and ownership costs, according to a new study from Geotab. Geotab is a company that sells vehicle telematics systems.

Octopus Energy launches “EV Concierge” service in Texas

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In a bid to help newcomers to electric vehicles transition more quickly and efficiently, Octopus Energy has begun to offer an “EV Concierge” service to help customers buy and integrate an EV into their lives.

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Wind and solar produce more electricity than nuclear for the first time in the US

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For the first time ever, wind and solar produced 17.96% more electricity in the month of April than nuclear power plants. . more…. The post Wind and solar produce more electricity than nuclear for the first time in the US appeared first on Electrek.

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GAC unveils new higher energy density LFP battery, 1.5L hydrogen engine

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Among the technologies displayed at 2022 GAC Tech day at the GAC R&D Center was a new-generation LFP battery built on microcrystalline technology (SmLFP).

GM issues retroactive discount for Chevy Bolt EV models bought new in 2022

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General Motors is issuing a retroactive discount for Chevrolet Bolt EV models bought in 2022, reimbursing owners who bought their cars before a big price cut announced one month ago.

Tesla Megapack demand evident in latest Giga Nevada photos

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Demand for the Tesla Megapack remains strong based on the latest photos of Giga Nevada. Recent photos from OttoPilot reveal that Tesla is preparing for many Megapack shipments soon.

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This big, sand-filled energy storage silo can be powered by wind and solar

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Finnish startup Polar Night Energy and local Finnish utility Vatajankoski have together built the world’s first commercial sand-based, high-temperature heat storage system that can be powered by solar and wind. more….

Volkswagen Group software company CARIAD selects BlackBerry QNX for its software platform

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CARIAD, the Volkswagen Group’s software company, has selected BlackBerry QNX technology as one component of its software platform VW.OS. Announced as part of Volkswagen Group’s NEW AUTO strategy, CARIAD is developing a unified software platform that consists of VW.OS, the Volkswagen Cloud VW.AC

Tesla leads in EVs and BYD tops plug-in sales globally, but VW's in the passing lane

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For years, BYD sold the most plug-in vehicles of any other automaker—even Tesla. Tesla still leads in what we—and likely most shoppers—consider electric vehicles, however, despite a confusing set of recent headlines declaring BYD at the top in EVs.

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Tesla Giga Berlin becomes largest industrial employer in the capital region

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Tesla Giga Berlin has become the largest industrial employer in Germany’s capital region. This is quite impressive, especially as Giga Berlin only started vehicle production at the end of March.

Elon Musk suggests Tesla will make ‘highly configurable Robovan’ for people and cargo

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Elon Musk suggests that Tesla will make a “highly configurable Robovan” to transport both people and cargo. The comment comes after the CEO announced that Tesla will make a dedicated electric vehicle to work as a “robotaxi.”. more….

BMW to produce next-gen e-drives at Steyr engine plant; more than 600k units per year

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From 2025 onwards, the next generation of BMW e-drives will be manufactured in its engine plant in Steyr, Austria—with both production and development on site—with eventual annual production capacity of more than 600,000 units.

Nio hits 1,000 battery swapping stations, announces 500-kw fast-chargers for Europe and China

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Chinese automaker Nio on Wednesday announced completion of its 1,000th battery swapping station. The announcement was part of Nio's second annual Power Day presentation, where the automaker also announced an ambitious charging expansion plan.

Consumer Reports finds interest in EVs is rising in the US

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Consumer Reports has released the results from its largest ever national survey, and it found that over a third of Americans are interested in buying electric vehicles.

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NIO Power Day 2022: Live updates

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NIO is holding NIO Power Day 2022 event online, the company's other major annual event in addition to NIO Day. The post NIO Power Day 2022: Live updates appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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GE Appliances deploying fleet of electric trucks from Einride in Kentucky, Georgia, and Tennessee

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GE Appliances (GEA), a Haier company, is deploying a fleet of electric freight vehicles on routes between the company’s inbound warehouses and its manufacturing facilities in Kentucky, Georgia, and Tennessee.

Survey: Even before the gas-price surge, 71% of Americans would consider an EV

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High gas prices help make the case for electric cars, but even before prices spiked, many Americans were giving EVs some level of consideration, according to a newly released Consumer Reports survey. Of those surveyed, 71% showed at least some interest in buying or leasing an EV.

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Fisker creates “Fisker Finance” with JPMorgan Chase and Santander

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Fisker has announced that through its mobile app, customers will soon be able to finance their vehicle via a partnership with JPMorgan Chase Bank in the US or Santander Bank in Europe.

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The world’s first electric timber truck has been delivered in Sweden, and it can haul 80 tons

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In what the companies are calling a “world’s first,” commercial vehicle manufacturer Scania AB has delivered its first electric timber truck to SCA – Europe’s largest private forest owner.

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Yuchai ignites 16L hydrogen engine

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The Yuchai YCK16H hydrogen-fueled engine was successfully ignited in Yulin, Guangxi. The engine, with a displacement of 15.93 liters and a maximum horsepower of 560 hp, is the largest hydrogen-fueled engine with the largest displacement and horsepower in China.

Toyota EVs and plug-in hybrids: Full $7,500 EV tax credit will likely phase out October 1

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It appears that sales of Toyota’s plug-in models in recent months were enough to trigger the automaker’s phaseout period for the federal EV tax credit this past quarter—leaving buyers less than nine months to buy a vehicle like the BZ4X electric car or RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid and be able to claim the full $7,500 amount. Across.