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Toyota and Woven Planet develop portable hydrogen cartridge prototype

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Toyota Motor and its subsidiary, Woven Planet Holdings have developed a working prototype of its portable hydrogen cartridge. This cartridge design will facilitate the everyday transport and supply of hydrogen energy to power a broad range of daily life applications in and outside of the home.

DeLorean Alpha5 EV takes the gullwing sports car to the Future

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The rebooted DeLorean Motor Company has revealed its new electric sports car, the Alpha5. And while it carries on the name and gullwing layout of the original DMC-12 that took Marty McFly Back to the Future, it travels to a different era entirely.

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Tesla AI Day gets pushed back to Sept. 30 to increase potential of working Optimus prototype


Tesla’s second rendition of Artificial Intelligence Day has been pushed back to September 30, as CEO Elon Musk stated the company may have a working prototype of Optimus, its robot that it unveiled at AI Day #1 last August.

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The USPS is already testing mail delivery by electric bike with these neat little US-built mail bikes


I recently wrote an opinion piece about how the United States Postal Service (USPS) could look to solve its gas-guzzler truck problem by following Europe’s example of delivering mail with smaller electric cargo bikes.

BNEF: net-zero road transport by 2050 still possible, but big push needed

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The road transport sector could still reach net-zero emissions by 2050 through electrification, but urgent action would be required from policymakers and industry participants, according to research company BloombergNEF’s (BNEF) latest annual Long-Term Electric Vehicle Outlook (EVO).

Chevy Bolt EV price cut, wireless charging demand, E15 and gas prices: Today’s Car News

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The Bolt EV gets a price drop. The Biden administration may be letting more ethanol out to fuel pumps. Volvo EV interfaces will get snappier. And the company most invested in wireless charging claims that customers want it as an option. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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SEC announces Tesla Fair Fund distribution plan to pay investors affected by ‘funding secured’


The Securities and Exchange Commission has officially established the distribution of the Tesla Fair Fund, the agency announced.

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Toyota introduces home storage battery system based on EV battery technology

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Toyota Motor is introducing the O-Uchi Kyuden System, a home storage battery system based on its electrified vehicle battery technology. Pre-orders for the system have started, and sales in Japan will begin in August through home builders and general construction companies.

2023 Chevy Bolt EV: $6,000 price drop for lineup as GM aims to prioritize affordability

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Chevrolet has announced that its 2023 Bolt EV and EUV cost less than equivalent 2022 Bolt EV and EUV models. The 2023 Chevy Bolt EV starts at $28,595, including destination charges, while the Bolt EUV starts at $28,195.

SpaceX’s upgraded Starship passes first ‘cryoproof’ test after repairs


SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says an upgraded Starship prototype has passed its first cryogenic proof or ‘cryoproof’ test after undergoing a week of repairs.

Biden administration slashes rent by 50% on US public land for wind and solar


The Biden administration announced this week that it will cut the cost of building wind and solar on US public land by 50%. more…. The post Biden administration slashes rent by 50% on US public land for wind and solar appeared first on Electrek.

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BMW unveils new X1 with all-electric and PHEV variants

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BMW has unveiled its new BMW X1. At launch in October 2022, there will initially be a choice of two gasoline and two diesel engines from the BMW Group’s new modular generation of Efficient Dynamics engines.

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2023 Lexus RX: Plug-in hybrid, Direct4 performance-hybrid version in redesigned lineup

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Lexus has revealed that hybrid technology will play a wider role in the fifth-generation version of its Lexus RX crossover, due to reach U.S. dealerships by the end of 2022.

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Elon Musk says Tesla will reduce salaried headcount by 10%, while increasing hourly employees


After Tesla CEO Elon Musk reportedly sent an email to company executives stating the automaker may reduce its employee headcount by 10 percent due to a “super bad feeling” about the economy, he sent another email to all employees confirming the company is “overstaffed in many areas.”

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2023 Chevy Bolt EV and EUV get $6,000 price cut, start at $25,600


The Chevy Bolt lineup is getting a massive price cut for 2023, dropping from $31,500 to $25,600 (before the $995 destination fee).

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Converted hydrogen fuel cell refuse vehicle on trial in Ruhr region as part of HECTOR

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The Abfallentsorgungs-Gesellschaft Ruhrgebiet mbH ( AGR ), a waste management company in Herten, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, has put a converted DAF CF 340 hydrogen fuel cell truck into operation as part of the EU-funded HECTOR (Hydrogen Waste Collection Vehicles in North West Europe) project.

Buick Wildcat concept shows design direction for Electra EV series arriving in 2024

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Buick on Wednesday revealed a concept that it says previews “an expressive vision of the brand’s new design direction” as it transitions to fully electric by the end of the decade.

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SpaceX to begin launching new ‘shell’ of Starlink satellites in July


SpaceX could begin launching the fourth of five orbital ‘shells’ of its first Starlink constellation as early as July, according to a report from a reliable source of SpaceX information.

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Electric car price war is coming, says Ford CEO


Ford CEO Jim Farley believes that the electric car market is going to soon enter a price war with upcoming $25,000 models. more…. The post Electric car price war is coming, says Ford CEO appeared first on Electrek.

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Mercedes-Benz EQB electric SUV arriving in US starting at $54,500

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The Mercedes-Benz EQB electric SUV ( earlier post ) is arriving on the US market this summer, with the the 2022 EQB 300 4MATIC starting from $54,500 and the EQB 350 4MATIC from $58,050. The EQB provides space for up to seven passengers with an optional third row.

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2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid revealed: 37-mpg crossover will be American-made

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Toyota has expanded its family of Corolla Cross models to include a hybrid version anticipated at 37 mpg. The Corolla Cross Hybrid has what Toyota terms its fifth-generation hybrid system—here in all-wheel-drive form.

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Panasonic ships Tesla 4680 cell samples as it gears for mass production


Panasonic said on Wednesday that it has shipped samples of Tesla’s 4680 cell to the automaker ahead of mass production. Panasonic detailed its plans for the production timeline during the first day of the company’s annual investor event.

Elon Musk asks all Tesla employees to come back to the office or quit


Elon Musk has requested that all Tesla employees stop remote work and come back to the office 40+ hours/week or they will be let go. more…. The post Elon Musk asks all Tesla employees to come back to the office or quit appeared first on Electrek.

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Geely subsidiary Geespace successfully launches first 9 satellites of planned 240; positioning and connectivity

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Geespace, a wholly owned subsidiary of Geely Technology Group and China’s first privately owned developer, operator, and mass producer of low-orbit commercial satellites, has successfully launched its first nine satellites into low earth orbit from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center.

Lake Michigan EV touring route takes form with open Rivian Waypoints chargers

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Do the electric vehicles or the chargers come first?

SpaceX, ULA awarded eight more US military launch contracts


The US military has awarded providers SpaceX and the United Launch Alliance (ULA) another eight launch contracts worth a total of $846 million that the companies will be tasked with completing over the next two or so years.

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Elon Musk clarifies that Tesla layoffs are just for salaried employees, still hiring hourly workers


Elon Musk has clarified that Tesla laying off 10% of its workforce only applies to “salaried employees,” and that the automaker is still hiring hourly workers. more….

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Allison Transmission to present new fully electric axle for fire and rescue vehicles at Interschutz 2022

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Allison Transmission is introducing its new electric axle, Allison eGen Power, for fire and rescue vehicles at Interschutz 2022 (20 – 25 June) in Hanover.

Toyota's Powerwall alternative is designed to work with solar, plug-in hybrids

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Toyota on Thursday unveiled a home battery energy storage system similar in concept to Tesla's Powerwall.

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Tesla marks 7th straight year with perfect equality rating for LGBTQ workers


Tesla has received top marks in the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index’s 2022 Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality for the 7th consecutive year.

DeLorean’s Alpha5 EV is a gull-winged sport coupe that does 0-88mph in 4.35s


DeLorean has released the first non-teaser images of their upcoming electric vehicle, along with a model name: Alpha5. The car’s official public release will come tonight, Monday, at 9pm Pacific time , and DeLorean plans to show it at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on August 18. more….

Orange EV unveils 3rd generation electric yard truck: e-TRIEVER

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Orange EV announced the new e-TRIEVER brand for its Model Year 2022 all-electric terminal trucks. The e-TRIEVER builds upon the T-Series’ foundation while continuing Orange EV’s commitment to innovation and delivering trucks that meet the demanding needs of heavy-duty, goods movement operations.

Ford CEO anticipates EV price war, shakeout to favor China, and industry consolidation

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Ford CEO Jim Farley sees the automotive industry “headed to a huge price war,” with the idea of “democratized EVs” coming soon.

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Elon Musk tells Tesla executives remote work is no longer acceptable


Update 9:33am: Update to lede and headline for accuracy, email was sent to executive staff. Elon Musk sent an email to Tesla employees on Tuesday revealing the company would no longer allow employees to work remotely or they would be forced to leave the company.

Tesla and others lobby for federal funding of charging infrastructure for electric trucks


Tesla, along with other EV companies and environmental groups, is lobbying for some of the federal funding going to EV charging infrastructure to be used to deploy charging stations for electric trucks. more….

Buick commits to all-electric portfolio by end of decade; unveils Wildcat EV concept

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Buick is committing to an all-electric portfolio by the end of the decade. In support of General Motors’ vision of a zero-emissions, all-electric future, Buick will bring its first electric vehicle to market for North America in 2024.

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Survey finds EV shoppers want wireless charging as an option

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Wireless charging firm WiTricity claims most EV shoppers want wireless charging as an option, and it has survey data to prove it.