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Want To Electrify Everything? Train More Electricians — Quickly

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The US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects growth of electrician jobs will increase by 9.1% from 2020 to 2030.

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VW's Scout confirms $40,000 electric SUV, plans $2B South Carolina plant

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Volkswagen's new Scout Motors EV division on Friday confirmed that its first model will be a $40,000 electric SUV to be built at a new $2 billion factory near Columbia, South Carolina. Scout, which plans to build rugged EVs inspired by the classic International Harvester Scout SUV produced from 1960 to 1980, said in a press release that the.

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Tesla Model Y is now under NHTSA investigation over steering wheels falling off

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The NHTSA announced that it is investigating the Tesla Model Y over a potential issue after two vehicles had their steering wheels fall off. more… The post Tesla Model Y is now under NHTSA investigation over steering wheels falling off appeared first on Electrek.

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ABB Robotics auto manufacturing survey finds 59% of respondents believe EV adoption targets not achievable within regulatory timelines

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A global Automotive Manufacturing Outlook survey commissioned by ABB Robotics and industry publication Automotive Manufacturing Solutions found that more than half (59%) of respondents believe the shift to pure electric vehicle production is not achievable within current legislative timelines. The respondents surveyed highlighted challenges in adapting to a new battery supply chain; concerns over high levels of capital investment required; shortages of raw materials; suitable infrastructure; and

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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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Tesla faces criminal charges in Germany related to piles driven at Giga Berlin

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Tesla is facing criminal charges in Germany after residents claim recent projects at the site could have caused water pollution, a possible environmental crime. The charges are also directed at Sascha Gehm, the First Deputy of the Oder-Spree District, as those concerned with the issues at the site believe there is “a lack of supervision and control” at the Giga Berlin site, Moz.de reports.

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Frozen: Sorting F-150 Lightning cold-weather fact from fiction

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Just before 6:30 a.m. on a February morning, my phone lit up with a notification: The Ford F-150 Lighting in my driveway had stopped charging. “That’s not good,” I said to my wife Karen, noting that the truck was plugged in and not yet fully charged. By the way, it was about 20 degrees below zero Fahrenheit. I’ll get back.

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Toyota runs GR Corolla fueled by liquid hydrogen

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On 23 February, a GR Corolla fueled by liquid hydrogen was given a Super Taikyu test run at Fuji Speedway in Oyama, Shizuoka. It marked the car’s first public appearance and the first time for a manufacturer vehicle running on liquid hydrogen to hit the racetrack. Whereas the GR Corollas competing in previous Super Taikyu events were fueled by gaseous hydrogen ( earlier post ), this official test featured a GR Corolla using liquid fuel.

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Tesla wins license to operate Supercharger Network in Turkey

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Tesla has won a license to operate its electric vehicle Supercharger Network in Turkey from the country’s Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA). Tesla became one of 119 companies to win a license in Turkey and now has permission to operate its expansive EV charging network nationwide that will support EV drivers. “With charging stations to be installed at several locations, including parking lots, shopping centers, and gas stations by licensed operators, electric vehicle owners will be

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Utility proposes huge EV charging network funded by ratepayers

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Minnesota electrical utility Xcel Energy aims to build a large EV charging network financed by rate hikes, potentially including for customers who don't own an EV. As reported by KSTP.com, Xcel Energy in August sent a proposal to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission to build, own, and operate its own network of 730 charging sites by 2026. The.

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XPeng P7i Arrives — Stunning Electric Car For Low Price

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Chinese EV startup XPeng has another model on the market now. As of today, you can buy an XPeng P7i. The first deliveries will take place this month. The model is only available in China at the moment. Don’t let the model’s good looks, sporty specs, and robust features fool you.

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

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Siemens Energy to supply 1.8GW of electrolyzers to HIF Global for Texas eFuels facility

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eFuels company HIF Global ( earlier post ) and Siemens Energy reached an agreement under which Siemens Energy will supply electrolyzers to the HIF Matagorda eFuels Facility. HIF and Siemens Energy are engaged in front end engineering and design for 1.8 GW of Silyzer 300 polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) electrolyzers that will use renewable energy to separate hydrogen from water, resulting in approximately 300,000 tonnes of hydrogen per year.

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Tesla Model 3 keeps passengers safe after being smashed by fallen tree

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A Tesla Model 3 was smashed by a fallen tree during heavy storms in California last night. Both passengers are expected to be okay in yet another display of the company’s vehicles’ safety advantages. Two passengers were riding in a Tesla Model 3 Performance at Old La Honda Road and Skyline Boulevard in Portola Valley, California, located in San Mateo County.

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Airstream rethinks the travel trailer for EVs and urban garages

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Airstream has revealed a concept travel trailer designed with Studio F.A. Porsche and looking ahead to a time when many more travel trailers will be towed behind EVs. According to the two companies, the Airstream Studio F.A. Porsche Concept Trailer, due to be shown next week at South by Southwest in Austin in scale form, is the result of a.

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Bloomberg Calls “Peak ICE” Just As GM Offers Buyouts To Salaried Employees

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GM says it is offering buyouts to salaried employees in the US at the same time BNEF is saying sales of ICE cars have peaked.

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

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First orders for MAN G80 dual-fuel methanol engine

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Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Co. and HJ Shipbuilding & Construction Co. (HJSC) have respectively ordered seven and two MAN B&W G80ME-LGIM dual-fuel engines in connection with the construction of 9 × 9,000 TEU container vessels for HMM Co., the major South Korean integrated-logistics company. The engines, which are capable of operation on green methanol and conventional fuel-oil, represent the first order for the G80 bore size; they will also feature MAN Energy Solutions’ proprietary EGR (Exhau

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Tesla Cybertruck details are coming to light months before scheduled production

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Tesla Cybertruck details are coming to light months before the all-electric truck is scheduled to begin production. Executives and those close to the development of the Cybertruck reportedly gave more details about the vehicle ahead of its Summer production dates to various people at last week’s Investor Day. Cybertruck enthusiast Matthew Donegan-Ryan attended the Investor Day event and spoke to several people involved with the Cybertruck program at Tesla.

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Optimized air suspension could aid EV range, protect batteries

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Hyundai claims a new air suspension system will have many benefits for EVs, from maximizing range to protecting battery packs from damage. The system was developed by Hyundai Mobis, the automaker's mobility-tech supplier, which previously demonstrated a hardware set called "e-corner" that lets vehicles turn on a dime. Air suspension isn't as.

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Tesla opens direct Powerwall orders again, don’t have to combine with solar

Electrek

Tesla has decided to open direct Powerwall orders again after previously only making the popular home battery pack available with a solar power system. more… The post Tesla opens direct Powerwall orders again, don’t have to combine with solar appeared first on Electrek.

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Benchmark: hard-rock lithium can be 3x as carbon intensive as lithium from brine

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Lithium chemicals derived from hard rock sources such as spodumene can be more than three times as carbon-intensive as that from brine sources, according to Benchmark Mineral Intelligence’s (Benchmark Minerals’) Lithium ESG Report. Hard rock sources of lithium currently make up 60% of global mined lithium supply and are forecast to continue to do so through to 2030, according to Benchmark’s Lithium Forecast.

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Nissan Ariya production stalls at ‘Intelligent Factory’ putting comeback in jeopardy

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Nissan Ariya production has stalled at the company’s “Intelligent Factory” in Japan, as the high-tech manufacturing lines at the facility have been problematic, stalling the automaker’s potential comeback, which is now in jeopardy. The Nissan Ariya is the company’s first new model in five years, and after being unveiled in 2020, there was an indication that the vehicle would reignite the company’s prowess as a major automaker.

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2023 Nissan Ariya recalled because steering wheel might detach

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Certain 2023 Nissan Ariya electric SUVs are being recalled because their steering wheels might detach. Nissan is advising owners to check their cars and contact a dealership immediately if the steering wheel appears loose. The recall covers 1,063 vehicles, although Nissan claims in the recall report that only 0.18% (roughly 2 of this set) might be.

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Tesla Cybertruck size revealed? How does it compare to a Ford Raptor?

Electrek

Tesla Cybertruck’s size has apparently been revealed through executives at Investor Day, confirming that it is just a bit smaller than the original prototype. more… The post Tesla Cybertruck size revealed? How does it compare to a Ford Raptor? appeared first on Electrek.

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Hino to offer electric version of M- and L-Series medium duty trucks; SEA Electric powertrains

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During a press conference at NTEA Work Truck Week, Hino Trucks announced an expansion of its product range to include electric vehicles. Hino Trucks will offer an electric version of their M- and L- Series medium duty trucks branded Me Series and Le Series available in 2024. Hino Trucks will begin production of these new vehicles integrating SEA Electric ’s SEA-Drive power system.

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Tesla’s new Ultra Red color side-by-side with old Multicoat

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Tesla announced the addition of the Ultra Red color scheme for its Model S and Model X vehicles, and a side-by-side with the old Multi-Coat gives us a good look at the differences. Tesla has long offered five colors across its vehicle lineup, and many people, even executives, have called for additional options to become available. Finally, Tesla offered a new color for Model S and Model X orderers, and it is already showing up at the Fremont Factory.

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Fisker teases $29,900 Pear EV; Ocean deliveries start soon

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Fisker Inc. last week revealed another glimpse of its compact Pear EV due to start at $29,900, as well as a little more information about the upcoming urban-focused electric vehicle. It introduced the Pear—short, it said, for "Personal Electric Automotive Revolution"—last year with a few obscured renderings and sketches, which made.

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Ford is recalling just 18 F-150 Lightnings over recent battery problems

Electrek

Ford has issued a recall related to its production halt of the F-150 Lightning over battery issues discovered during production. But the recall will only affect 18 vehicles which slipped through the cracks during its stop-shipment order. more… The post Ford is recalling just 18 F-150 Lightnings over recent battery problems appeared first on Electrek.

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Lithium-ion battery recycler ABTC expands operations and capacity with newly purchased facility

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American Battery Technology Company, a critical battery materials company that is commercializing both its primary minerals manufacturing ( earlier post ) and secondary minerals lithium-ion battery recycling technologies ( earlier post ), entered into agreements for the purchase of a move-in-ready, commercial-scale battery recycling facility located in the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center (TRIC) in McCarran, Nevada, to expand operations of its lithium-ion battery recycling technologies.

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Alfa Romeo plans to build an EV SUV to rival BMW iX, Mercedes EQS

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Alfa Romeo is planning to build out a lineup of electric vehicles in 2027, which will follow the 1,000-horsepower Giulia EV that it will release in 2025. The plans will start with an electric “large saloon” car in 2027 that will be suited for both North America and Europe. Another “built-up” model will come out in 2028, CEO Jean-Philippe Imparato told AutoExpress.

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2024 Hyundai Kona Electric gets more range, roomier interior

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Hyundai revealed global specs for the next-generation Kona Electric, on its way to the U.S. as a 2024 model, and most notably this model is getting sharper-looking and larger inside—with a longer range to boot. The new Kona Electric is 171.5 inches long, 71.9 inches wide, and 62.0 inches tall overall, and it rides on a 104.7-inch wheelbase.

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Defying Russia’s assault, Ukraine completes a 114-MW wind farm

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Despite Russia’s ongoing invasion, Ukrainian energy company DTEK Group has finished the construction of the first 114 megawatts (MW) of a 500 MW wind farm. more… The post Defying Russia’s assault, Ukraine completes a 114-MW wind farm appeared first on Electrek.

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T&E: two-thirds of European battery production at risk as companies weigh investing in US instead

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More than two-thirds (68%) of lithium-ion battery production planned for Europe is at risk of being delayed, scaled down or cancelled, according to new analysis by the European NGO Transport & Environment. Tesla in Berlin, Northvolt in northern Germany and Italvolt near Turin are among the projects that stand to lose the greatest volumes of their slated capacity as the companies weigh up investing in the US instead.

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Lordstown Endurance electric parking brake failure cues recall

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Lordstown Motors is recalling five units of the Endurance electric pickup due to a potential failure of the electric parking brake. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Lordstown Motors launched a recall on March 3 to fix the issue, which stems from a weakened clamping performance, documents state. “A parking brake with weakened clamping performance can fail and allow the vehicle to rollaway, increasing the risk of a crash,” it said.

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Lordstown stalls on Endurance electric truck

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With production of its Endurance electric pickup truck stalled by a recall, Lordstown Motors appears to be moving on to a next-generation vehicle platform developed in close collaboration with Foxconn. The next platform is "becoming a greater portion of our company's focus," Lordstown's fourth-quarter 2022 financial results presentation said.

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Eunorau Flash unveiled as 220-mile range electric bike with a hilarious three batteries

Electrek

In the latest edition of Over The Top E-Bikes, let’s get a look at the new Eunorau Flash. This newly unveiled e-bike not only comes with three motor options but also has up to three batteries. more… The post Eunorau Flash unveiled as 220-mile range electric bike with a hilarious three batteries appeared first on Electrek.

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