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The tax credit is unlikely to return for these EVs and plug-in hybrids

Green Car Reports

With President Biden signing the Inflation Reduction Act on Tuesday, time is nearly up to get your purchase paperwork completed for a new EV or plug-in hybrid and still earn the federal tax credit.

PACCAR to offer Cummins X15N natural gas engine in Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks

Green Car Congress

PACCAR will work with Cummins to offer the new Cummins X15N natural gas engine ( earlier post ) in Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks. The X15N is the first natural gas engine to be designed specifically for heavy-duty truck applications with up to 500 horsepower output.

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Ex-Tesla engineer accused of theft upset that case is going to arbitration

Teslarati

Ex-Tesla engineer Alexander Yatskov, who is accused of stealing trade secrets, is upset that his case is going to arbitration. Yatskov has noted that it was “humiliating” to be sued by his former employer in open court, only to be pushed into a closed-door arbitration later.

NIO adds two swap stations built with oil giant CNPC

CN EV Post

So far, NIO has built 94 battery swap stations with three energy giants, Sinopec, CNPC and Shell. The post NIO adds two swap stations built with oil giant CNPC appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. NIO NIO Power Tracker Battery Swap

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Acura Precision EV Concept suggests a driver-driven duality in its future electric vehicles

Green Car Reports

Acura has revealed the Precision EV Concept, which shows a shift in design priorities for Honda's luxury brand as it enters its own electric and automated-driving era.

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Highly efficient and stable Ru-free catalyst for hydrogen generation from ammonia

Green Car Congress

Although the thermocatalytic ammonia decomposition reaction (ADR) is an effective way to obtain clean hydrogen, it relies on the use of expensive and rare ruthenium (Ru)-based catalysts, making it not sustainable or economically feasible.

Indonesia president wants a Tesla vehicle and battery factory in the country

Teslarati

Indonesia President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo doesn’t just want a Tesla battery factory in the country. In recent comments, the official highlighted that he would also want Tesla to build an electric vehicle plant in Indonesia.

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US-built Mercedes EQE SUV teased with interior photos, due for October debut

Green Car Reports

Mercedes-Benz has teased the interior of its EQE SUV, the next model for its electric EQ range, ahead of its planned October 16 debut. Slated to be built in the United States, the five-seat EQE SUV will follow the seven-seat EQS SUV that's set to arrive later this year as a 2023 model.

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Revel, Fermata Energy, NineDot Energy launch first V2G system on NYC’s grid

Green Car Congress

Revel, NineDot Energy and Fermata Energy announced that the first Vehicle to Grid (V2G) program connected to NYC’s grid is now live at Revel’s Red Hook, Brooklyn warehouse.

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Mercedes-Benz unveils its new 7-seater EQS SUV

Teslarati

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its new EQS SUV variant that will go on sale later this year. Mercedes has expanded their EQ line of electric vehicles with the new EQS SUV.

Tesla (TSLA) confirms plan to launch electricity retail business in Texas

Electrek

Tesla has confirmed its plan to launch a new electricity retail business in Texas through a new job posting for a role overseeing the new business unit. more…. The post Tesla (TSLA) confirms plan to launch electricity retail business in Texas appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla Supercharger network ranks highest in customer satisfaction, finds J.D. Power

Green Car Reports

The Tesla Supercharger network was the first comprehensive DC fast-charging network in the United States, and it remains the best in terms of customer satisfaction, according to a new J.D. Power study.

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UCLA team designs graphene-nanopocket-encaged PtCo nanocatalysts for fuel cells; highly durable, ultra-low loading

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Researchers at UCLA, with colleagues at UC Irvine, have designed a graphene-nanopocket-encaged platinum cobalt (PtCo@Gnp) nanocatalyst for fuel cells with good electrochemical accessibility and exceptional durability under a demanding ultralow PGM loading (0.070 mg PGM cm –2 ) due to the non-contacting enclosure of graphene nanopockets.

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SpaceX’s next-gen Starship rocket wins first satellite launch contract

Teslarati

SpaceX’s next-generation Starship rocket has secured its first satellite launch contract.

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Tesla’s virtual power plant had its first event helping the grid – looks like the future

Electrek

Tesla’s virtual power plant in California had its first emergency response event helping the grid by pooling power from Powerwall owners around the state. The event appears to have been a success as the distributed power plant looks like the future. more….

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Acura confirms ZDX name for brand’s first electric vehicle—and Type S performance version

Green Car Reports

Acura has confirmed that it will bring back a badge it’s used once before for its upcoming American-built electric SUV, due in 2024.

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Polestar electric roadster concept to enter production as Polestar 6 in 2026

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Polestar, the Swedish electric performance car company, confirmed plans to put the Polestar electric roadster concept into production. The production car is expected to launch in 2026 as the Polestar 6 electric performance roadster.

“Buying an EV in Australia is like winning the lottery”

The Driven EV News

Electric Vehicle Council CEO Behyad Jafari says it is so hard to buy an electric vehicle in Australia that it is akin to winning the lottery. The post “Buying an EV in Australia is like winning the lottery” appeared first on The Driven. Electric Cars EV News

Tesla Model Y leads Europe’s D-SUV segment in 1H22

Teslarati

Elon Musk has been pretty open about the idea of the Tesla Model Y eventually being the world’s best-selling car, first by revenue and later by volume. The Model Y certainly seems to be having a lot of momentum, with the vehicle recently topping Europe’s D-SUV segment in the first half of 2022.

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2023 Kia Sportage Plug-In Hybrid priced just under $40,000, goes 34 electric miles

Green Car Reports

Pricing for the Kia Sportage Plug-in Hybrid has been released—just in the nick of time for buyers of this model to no longer qualify for the federal EV tax credit. The 2023 Kia Sportage PHEV will start at $39,785, including a destination charge of $1,295.

SoCalGas, Ford developing F-550 Super Duty Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Truck

Green Car Congress

Southern California Gas Co. SoCalGas) is working with Ford Motor Company on a demonstration project to reduce commercial fleet emissions by developing a F-550 Super Duty Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Truck.

Lucid Motors’ (LCID) Air Sapphire could smoke Tesla’s Plaid and hold its own with the Rimac Nevera

Electrek

0-60 mph in under two seconds, quarter mile in under nine, and a top speed over 200 mph. Lucid Motors continues to bolster its flagship Air EV by unveiling the new tri-motor Sapphire model at Monterey Car Week today.

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Rivian announces new “Ocean Coast” interior color option

Teslarati

Rivian has recently announced the addition of a new interior color and new details on other interior options.

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Report: 2024 Ford Mustang Hybrid nixed, but entire Mustang lineup going electric in five years

Green Car Reports

A Ford Mustang hybrid originally planned for an upcoming redesign has been cancelled as Ford moves to make the entire Mustang lineup electric within the next five years, Autoweek reported Wednesday.

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Toyota Research Institute and Northwestern partner to accelerate new materials discovery with nanomaterial data factory; fuel cell catalysts first

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Toyota Research Institute (TRI) and Northwestern University are collaborating to help accelerate new materials discovery, design and development with the world’s first nanomaterial “data factory.”.

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NIO ET5 said to be available in showrooms from early September

CN EV Post

The interior of the NIO ET5 will be officially available to consumers in early September, and orders are expected to start being locked in by then, local media said. The post NIO ET5 said to be available in showrooms from early September appeared first on CnEVPost.

SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket could still launch first military mission in 2022

Teslarati

In a statement issued to Bloomberg , the US Space Force says that SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket could still conduct its first operational launch for the military before the end of the year.

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Preview: Dodge Hornet R/T plug-in hybrid stings with 30-mile electric range, muscle-car cues

Green Car Reports

As part of a Speed Week event in Pontiac, Michigan, Dodge has revealed the 2023 Hornet, a performance-themed compact car—er, crossover—that brings some pint-size punch back to the Dodge lineup.

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Vancouver-based Ceylon Graphite granted industrial mining licence for M1 mining project in Sri Lanka

Green Car Congress

Vancouver-based Ceylon Graphite Corp. announced the renewal of the Industrial Mining Licence for the Malsiripura, M1 mining project in Sri Lanka (known as Ceylon until 1972) from the Geological Survey and Mines Bureau (GSMB).

Kia’s new 576 HP EV6 GT will beat a Ferrari and a Lamborghini in a race

Electrek

In the wake of a new era for the Korean automaker, Kia is releasing its fastest production vehicle yet: the 576 HP EV6 GT. The new GT EV6 will be available in showrooms starting at the end of this year. more….

Tesla looks to ensure local suppliers’ production amid China’s power cuts

Teslarati

Tesla’s Gigafactory Shanghai currently gets a lot of its supply from local companies, but amidst China’s power cuts in Sichuan province, some suppliers are at risk of having their lights turned off.

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IRS: You can still buy an EV or PHEV in 2022 and claim tax credit—only if it’s American-made

Green Car Reports

The revamped EV tax credit that was ushered in Tuesday when President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act, dramatically and immediately cuts the number of eligible EV and plug-in hybrid models.

Firestone Race Tires made with guayule rubber make INDYCAR debut; commercial use of guayule rubber in tires by 2030

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As part of its commitment to accelerating the use of sustainable technologies in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) has developed an all-new race tire with a sidewall made with natural rubber derived from the guayule desert shrub.

Tianqi Lithium forms JV with NIO's solid-state battery supplier WeLion

CN EV Post

NIO is expected to receive a small batch of 150-kWh semi-solid-state batteries from WeLion in September and start using them in the fourth quarter, according to a previous media report. The post Tianqi Lithium forms JV with NIO's solid-state battery supplier WeLion appeared first on CnEVPost.

Dodge unveils concept electric muscle car

Teslarati

Dodge has unveiled its new concept electric muscle car. It’s powered by “banshees,” equipped with the world’s loudest EV exhaust note, and it’s 100% pure Dodge.

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Analysis: Electric pickups emit less CO2 than the average gasoline truck anywhere in the US

Green Car Reports

Electric pickup trucks have a lower carbon footprint than the average gasoline or diesel truck anywhere in the United States, the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) said in the latest update of its ongoing EV emissions analysis.

Lightning Motorcycles reveals electric Bonneville Superbike with Niobium technology

Green Car Congress

Lightning Motorcycles has revealed its new electric Bonneville Superbike: Tachyon Nb. Tachyon Nb is developed using Niobium technology and combines extreme high performance and innovations to target breaking the world Land Speed Record and exceeding the 250 mph (400 km/h) mark.