Sat.Aug 19, 2023 - Fri.Aug 25, 2023

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Mercedes-Benz updates EQB electric SUV for 2024

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Mercedes-Benz is updating the EQB electric SUV for the 2024 model year. First unveiled at Auto Shanghai in 2021, the EQB arrived on the US market in 2022, with the the 2022 EQB 300 4MATIC starting from $54,500 and the EQB 350 4MATIC from $58,050. ( Earlier post.) The update features a fresh look, numerous efficiency updates and new, useful features.

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EV have more quality issues than ICE models, study finds

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EV owners experience more problems with their vehicles than owners of comparable internal-combustion cars, according to a new study, but the problem isn't the powertrains. Published Thursday, the J.D. Power 2023 U.S. Tech Experience Index (TXI) Study focuses on the user experience of automotive tech features, things like infotainment systems.

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Stellantis Completes Agreement With AGI to Support National US Dealership Electrification and EV Charging Capabilities

Electric Cars Report

Stellantis and its U.S. dealership network are driving toward their electrified future. Working with its 2,600-plus dealers, the company is focused on the transition to electric-vehicle sales and service. The addition of AGI’s electrical engineering, project management, fabrication and maintenance capabilities will provide an additional significant resource for Stellantis dealers to help accelerate their electric-vehiclereadiness. […] The post Stellantis Completes Agreement With AGI to Sup

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Sorry, Cybertruck: Kia’s electric ute confirmed as EV pick-up truck wars heat up

EV Central

Kia’s diesel-powered dual-cab, the Tasman, won’t be the only ute offering from the Korean brand, with executives confirming it will be followed by an all-electric pickup in Australia. It has been thought that Hyundai would launch an electric ute, while Kia would focus on its diesel dual-cab (which could be called the Tasman, though the name is yet to be officially confirmed) but the brand says it plans to also launch an electric ute in Australia remain on track. “We can’t

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

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Volkswagen opening pre-sales for ID.7

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Volkswagen is opening pre-sales in Europe for its ID.7 all-electric sedan ( earlier post ); customers are now able to order the model in the Pro specification package with a range of up to 621 kilometers (WLTP) at a price of €56,995. With the ID.7, Volkswagen is once again demonstrating the benefits and versatility of its modular electric drive (MEB) platform.

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Kia EV5 revealed, might be US-bound to face ID.4 and Ariya

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Kia officially revealed the production-bound version of its EV5 compact electric SUV on Friday at the Chengdu Motor Show in China. At first look it closely follows the EV5 concept revealed in March, although it doesn’t have that model’s solar panels or swivel seats. At that time, Kia clearly laid out how that concept previewed a.

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Kia EV5 officially unveiled, check out the new compact electric SUV

Electrek

Kia officially unveiled its new compact electric SUV, the EV5 , at the Chengdu Motor Show on Friday. The new EV5 is a family-friendly electric SUV influenced by the flagship EV9. Check out the official images below. more… The post Kia EV5 officially unveiled, check out the new compact electric SUV appeared first on Electrek.

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DOE intends to award up to $37M to advance EV battery recycling, transportation and design

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) issued a notice of intent to release a funding opportunity that would provide up to $37 million from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) funding to advance electric vehicle (EV) battery recycling, transportation, and design (DE-FOA-0003120). As of July 2023, more than 3.9 million plug-in electric vehicles have been sold in the US.

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Kia EV5, Volvo electric minivan, Nissan Leaf replacement, EV quality issues: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Nissan is reportedly readying a Leaf replacement. Volvo teases an electric minivan. The Kia EV5 bows from China but looks ready to tackle ID.4. And why do EV owners see more quality issues? This and more, here at Green Car Reports. The Kia EV5 was officially revealed in China, but it appears to be a sweet spot in the vehicle market that would.

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Next-gen Ford Nugget Camper van set to electrify adventures

Electric Cars Report

Ford is revealing the all-new, next-generation version of its popular Nugget camper, combining the latest vehicle and interior features to offer more enjoyable adventures on the road. For the first time, Nugget customers will be able to select an advanced electrified powertrain, with a flexible new plug-in hybrid model. The all-new Nugget camper has been […] The post Next-gen Ford Nugget Camper van set to electrify adventures appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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

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Watch Tesla’s first Supercharger V4 with tap and go payment at work

Electrek

A new video shows Tesla’s first Supercharger V4 with a tap and go payment system at work for the first time. more… The post Watch Tesla’s first Supercharger V4 with tap and go payment at work appeared first on Electrek.

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Mack Granite CNG truck exclusively equipped with Allison’s 4500 Rugged Duty Series transmission

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Mack Trucks, one of North America’s largest producers of heavy-duty trucks, has selected the Allison 4500 Rugged Duty Series (RDS) as the exclusive transmission currently offered for its new compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered Mack Granite model. The 4500 RDS fully automatic transmission has been offered in the Mack Granite diesel model for more than 20 years.

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Here’s why convertible EVs, electric sports cars are so scarce

Green Car Reports

Where are the electric convertibles? It’s time for summer cruises and drive-in movies, segueing into the time when crisp autumn air and colorful leafy backroads beckon. Such weather inspires many to enviously ply the auto market, pondering the possibility of a convertible. Could that open-air delight be an EV? The simple answer is no. There.

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Tesla China cuts Model 3 powered trunk upgrade cost

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Tesla China has rolled out a price cut for its Model 3 powered trunk upgrade. From its previous price of RMB 3,980 ($546), the upgrade’s cost has been reduced by RMB 1,000 ($137) to just RMB 2,980 ($408). Tesla Model 3 units that are produced today are shipped from the factory with a powered trunk. The all-electric sedan, however, did not always have the feature.

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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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These accordion-like folding solar roofs will power EV charging stations

Electrek

Dhp Technology makes folding solar roofs, and now they’re going to be built over 45 rest stops, where they’ll power EV charging stations. more… The post These accordion-like folding solar roofs will power EV charging stations appeared first on Electrek.

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Researchers use efficient microbial electrosynthesis cells to convert CO2 to butyric acid; upgrade to butanol

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Researchers from University of Girona (Spain) successfully used electrically efficient microbial electrosynthesis cells (MES) to convert CO 2 to butyric acid. In an open-access paper published in the journal Environmental Science and Ecotechnology , they reported operating the low ohmic resistance (15.7 mΩ m 2 ) cells in a batch-fed mode, alternating high CO 2 and hydrogen (H 2 ) availability to promote the production of acetic acid and ethanol.

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2024 Mercedes-Benz EQB EV refreshes tech, preserves boxy brilliance

Green Car Reports

In a class of teardrop-shaped electric crossovers, the Mercedes-Benz EQB stands out as refreshingly different—for its upright, more boxy profile. Even though it’s about the same size on the outside as the Tesla Model Y, Ford Mustang Mach-E, Hyundai Ioniq 5, or VW ID.4, it can feel more spacious inside. And like only the Model Y, it.

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Tesla opens V4 Supercharger in U.K., the first with contactless payment

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Tesla has opened the first V4 Supercharger stall in the United Kingdom at the Tesla Centre in Tottenham, and it is also the first in the world with contactless payment. The V4 Supercharger was unveiled and featured a ribbon-cutting ceremony today by Transport Minister Jessee Norman, according to a report from DrivingElectric. The V4 Supercharger was first launched in Europe in Harderwijk , the Netherlands, in March.

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Rare Rides Icons: The Cadillac Eldorado, Distinctly Luxurious (Part III)

The Truth About Cars

We discussed the engineering underneath 1953’s trio of high-end halo convertibles from Buick, Oldsmobile, and Cadillac last week. All three used different wheelbase lengths of the same C-body full-size, rear-drive platform. And though they all wore unique, brand-relevant styling, it was the Eldorado that had the tallest order and needed to make the best impression.

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IIT researchers develop electrolyzer that converts CO2 to propane

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Researchers at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), with colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Illinois at Chicago have developed an electrolyzer capable of converting carbon dioxide into propane in a manner that is both scalable and economically viable. A paper on the work is published in Propane is a tri-carbon (C 3 ) alkane widely used as a fuel.

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Ford patents bidirectional charging adapters for fleet charging

Green Car Reports

A recent Ford patent filing examines using bidirectional charging and an adapter to charge multiple vehicles from the same power source—with potential fleet applications. A Ford patent application published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) July 27, 2023, and originally filed January 26, 2022, details the charging of.

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SpaceX’s Booster 9 performs 2nd static fire

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Booster 9 performed what looked like a nominal static fire test as SpaceX moved closer to the 2nd integrated test flight. After making the trek from the production site to Orbital Launch Mount, SpaceX performed a spin prime test on the booster, and following that test, SpaceX took a day to go over the rocket and moved forward with the static fire test.

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Near-production Volkswagen California Concept provides look into the future of the camper van

Electric Cars Report

The California by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is a statement, a motoring way of life: a full-value VW bus suitable for every day of the year, which can also be converted into a fully-equipped camper van for adventures of any kind from one minute to the next. It is this versatility that has made the California the […] The post Near-production Volkswagen California Concept provides look into the future of the camper van appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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Lamborghini unveils Lanzador electric concept

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Lamborghini unveiled the Lanzador electric concept at Monterey Car Week—a vision of a future purely-electric fourth series production Lamborghini. The concept for the fourth model is not just a technical demonstrator but also a refined laboratory on wheels in terms of sustainable materials. The Lanzador is a preview of the production vehicle that Lamborghini will present in 2028.

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Report: Future Nissan EV lineup includes Leaf sequel

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A next-generation Nissan Leaf is among three new EVs recently previewed to dealers, according to an Automotive News report published Thursday. The automaker will launch a new EV "offensive" around 2025 with the goal of launching 19 all-electric models globally by 2030, dealers were reportedly told. For the U.S., that will include the new Leaf, an.

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NASA, SpaceX readies Crew 7 for launch to the International Space Station

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NASA and SpaceX are set to launch Crew 7 to the International Space Station early Saturday morning, with lift-off scheduled for 3:27 a.m. ET (07:27 UTC) from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center. NASA and SpaceX held off on the first attempt just prior to crew walkout in order to “reconfirm required factors of safety and operational margin on one of Dragon spacecraft’s environmental control and life support system (ECLSS) components.” NASA stated all valves on the Crew 6

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The future of global investment in clean energy technologies

Innovation News Network

Learn why sustainable energy innovation is key to the green transition, as investment in clean energy technologies soars above fossil fuels. The post The future of global investment in clean energy technologies appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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CARB: clean fuels replaced more than 50% of diesel used in California in Q1 2023

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Clean fuels replaced more than 50% of the diesel used in the state in the first quarter of 2023, according to the California Air Resources Board (CARB). California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), which requires fuel producers to reduce the carbon intensity of fuel sold in the state, is largely responsible for the shift by encouraging the use and production of cleaner alternatives.

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AI could boost efficiency of solar EVs, make them viable

Green Car Reports

With AI now the technology of the moment in Silicon Valley, researchers have applied it to the problem of solar power for EVs, using a virtual model to govern when power from a solar array is used to drive motors or charge battery packs. As documented in a recent conference paper, researchers from Odisha University of Technology and Research in.

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Rivian is sunsetting its least popular color paint option, and you can probably guess which

Electrek

If you were waiting on a new Compass Yellow Rivian , I hate to break the news, but the EV maker is discontinuing the paint color option. more… The post Rivian is sunsetting its least popular color paint option, and you can probably guess which appeared first on Electrek.

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Developing Ontario’s battery metals supply chain

Innovation News Network

Learn more about the growing significance of Ontario's battery metals and how they could sustain the demand for electric vehicles. The post Developing Ontario’s battery metals supply chain appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Incat Tasmania selects Wärtsilä solutions for battery-electric lightweight Ro-Pax ferry

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Technology group Wärtsilä will power the biggest battery electric ship yet built with its battery-electric propulsion system and waterjets. The vessel is a new ferry being built by Incat Tasmania and has been ordered by Incat’s long-term South American customer, Buquebús. With an overall length of 130 meters, the ferry will be the largest ever vessel of its type.

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GMC Hummer EV official EPA ratings show lowest MPGe of any EV

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The 2024 GMC Hummer EV has achieved a dubious distinction: it has the lowest MPGe rating of any EV currently on sale. The EPA hadn't previously posted range and MPGe ratings for the Hummer EV, as its testing is designed for passenger cars and light trucks that exceeds this model's weight. The cutoff for EPA light-duty vehicle emissions and range.

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97 Percent of UAW Members Approve Strike Action

The Truth About Cars

In news that surprises no one, members of the UAW have voted overwhelmingly in favor of a strike should their contracts expire in mid-September. These votes are generally seen as a formality, part of the union’s constitution and often viewed as part of the negotiation procedure. It doesn’t cement that there will or will be a strike but does give leverage in the bargaining process.

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