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Racing tech may bring efficient in-wheel motors into more EVs

Green Car Reports

Elaphe and McLaren are partnering to marry the former's in-wheel motor tech with the latter's racing expertise.

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Global hydrogen station deployments surpass 1,000; China leads

Green Car Congress

The number of hydrogen stations deployed globally has surpassed the 1,000-mark, according to a study by Information Trends. China represents roughly one-third of global deployments, but the US lags far behind with less than 100 hydrogen stations.

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Tesla just started an EV price war that it will likely win

Electrek

Tesla has just started what could become a major EV price war, and it could change the landscape as the automaker is in a great position to win that war. more… The post Tesla just started an EV price war that it will likely win appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla highlights Model Y’s heat pump innovations in new promotional video

Teslarati

Tesla is at its best when it is highlighting the hard work that has gone to make its lineup of all-electric vehicles as compelling as possible.

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Could hydrogen fuel-cell tech replace aircraft jet engines?

Green Car Reports

Airbus recently announced that it’s planning to design, build, and demonstrate a “megawatt-class propulsion system” intended for a large-scale passenger aircraft, featuring hydrogen fuel-cell tech with cryogenic hydrogen storage, in less than four years.

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Microchip Technology introduces new hybrid power drive module solution for electric aviation

Green Car Congress

Aircraft manufacturers designing “More Electric Aircraft” (MEA) are looking to convert the flight control systems from hydraulic to electric to reduce weight and design complexities.

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This solar + storage project could be a US grid game changer

Electrek

A team at the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has developed a utility-scale solar and storage project that can provide power to both AC and DC high-voltage lines, and thus shore up grid stability – here’s how it works.

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Hertz will funnel thousands of EVs to major US cities—charging, too

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Hertz is beginning the rollout of what the company claims is North America's largest EV rental fleet in Denver, and showing how it plans to continue that rollout nationwide.

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CTR recovering lithium from its Hell’s Kitchen Optimization Plant

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Controlled Thermal Resources (CTR) reports that its engineering team has improved several process stages, including optimization of the brine preparation stage, to achieve highly efficient recovery of lithium, in real-time, from the company’s live Salton Sea geothermal brine resource. Earlier post.)

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The Home Depot is putting rooftop solar on its stores

Electrek

The Home Depot is going to install 13 megawatts of rooftop solar on 25 of its stores. more… The post The Home Depot is putting rooftop solar on its stores appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla Semi takes center stage in Frito Lay’s mutli-million dollar sustainability initiative

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As a part of Frito-Lay’s massive sustainability transformation initiative at its facility in Modesto, California, the Tesla Semi took center stage in the company’s efforts to make its operations eco-friendly.

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Report: GM considering $30,000 small electric pickup

Green Car Reports

General Motors is said to be considering adding a compact electric pickup to its lineup, as one of several models that might be priced at less than $30,000.

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Researchers identify key bottleneck in MgH2 solid-state hydrogen storage desorption

Green Car Congress

A group of researchers from China and Japan has identified a key inhibitor to hydrogen desorption in magnesium hydride (MgH 2 ) solid-state hydrogen storage materials. Details of their findings were published in the Journal of Materials Chemistry A.

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Aptera debuts Launch Edition solar EV, but start of production will take some time… and money

Electrek

Aptera Motors has inched closer than ever to customer deliveries of its flagship solar EV donning the company name.

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Tesla ‘Project Highland’ Model 3 spotted on-road testing

Teslarati

A Tesla Model 3 that could potentially be a part of the company’s revamped program codenamed “Project Highland” was spotted testing on roads recently. In late November, it was revealed Tesla was developing a revamped Model 3 under the codename “Project Highland.”

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Shell buys Volta network and its free EV charging

Green Car Reports

Volta, a charging company distinguished by its partly free, partly ad-supported EV charging, announced Wednesday that it will be acquired by oil giant Shell.

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Amogy presents retrofitted 2018 Freightliner Cascadia powered by ammonia-to-power system

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Amogy Inc., a developer of ammonia power solutions, announced the successful testing of the first ammonia-powered, zero-emission semi truck.

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Winnebago is offering test drives of its all-electric RV prototype decked out with solar panels

Electrek

During this year’s Florida RV SuperShow in Tampa, legacy RV and motorhome manufacturer Winnebago unveiled its all-electric, operational RV prototype called the eRV2.

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Noted Tesla investor estimates 10,000 Cybertruck deliveries in 2023

Teslarati

The past year has been challenging for Tesla. Despite the company’s efforts to end 2022 on a solid note, vehicle deliveries fell short of expectations. Elon Musk’s activities on Twitter have also made him more polarizing than ever.

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Mazda MX-30 R-EV is a plug-in puzzle Americans might not get

Green Car Reports

Mazda on Friday revealed its rotary range-extended version of the MX-30 electric vehicle, called the Mazda MX-30 e-Skyactiv R-EV. The MX-30 R-EV would offer a range far greater than the 100 EPA miles of the MX-30 EV, which is currently only offered in California.

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Rolls-Royce successfully tests 12-cylinder mtu engine with pure hydrogen

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Rolls-Royce has conducted successful tests of a 12-cylinder gas variant of the mtu Series 4000 L64 engine running on 100% hydrogen fuel. The tests, carried out by the Power Systems business unit, showed very good characteristics in terms of efficiency, performance, emissions and combustion.

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Tesla spotted using mobile service on new Tesla Semi electric truck that broke down

Electrek

Tesla has been spotted using its mobile service fleet to try to fix a new Tesla Semi electric truck that broke down in California. more… The post Tesla spotted using mobile service on new Tesla Semi electric truck that broke down appeared first on Electrek.

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Audi wins lawsuit against NIO in Germany over ES6 and ES8 naming

CN EV Post

A German court has ruled that the NIO ES6 and ES8 sound too similar to Audi's existing S6 and S8 models. The post Audi wins lawsuit against NIO in Germany over ES6 and ES8 naming appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. NIO Audi Lawsuit

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EVs will kill off SUVs, says Citroën CEO: Tell that to Jeep?

Green Car Reports

SUVs are supplanting traditional sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons in sales, but the head of Citroën believes EVs could reverse that trend. The world of SUVs is done," Citroën CEO Vincent Cobée said in a recent interview with Auto Express (via InsideEVs).

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Rear-wheel drive, more range and faster charging for fully electric Volvo C40 and XC40 models

Green Car Congress

As part of a new package of product updates, Volvo Cars has improved both the range (WLTP) and charging for the all-electric XC40 Recharge and C40 Recharge compared with the outgoing model year, increasing range by as much as 60 kilometers on some variants.

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Twitter faces lawsuit from ‘experts’ hired by previous management to fight against Musk

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It seems like Tesla, SpaceX, and Twitter CEO Elon Musk has truly become a magnet of controversy as of late. As per recent reports, Twitter was sued by a consulting firm that claimed that it was owed $2 million.

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NIO replaces head of vehicle engineering to speed up R&D, report says

CN EV Post

The move by NIO is aimed at further focusing resources, speeding up vehicle development and efficiency to increase leverage for future competition, according to local media. The post NIO replaces head of vehicle engineering to speed up R&D, report says appeared first on CnEVPost.

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Nikola has a mobile hydrogen station for fuel-cell trucks

Green Car Reports

Nikola wants to use mobile hydrogen stations to support its fuel-cell trucks. The company on Wednesday that it had developed a trailer-mounted mobile fueling rig that can deliver hydrogen at 10,000 psi. It plans to display the rig publicly next week.

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Mazda introduces series-hybrid plug-in version of MX-30 EV, with rotary engine genset

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The Mazda MX-30 e-Skyactiv R-EV, a plug-in series hybrid model that uses a rotary engine as a generator, made its world premiere at the Brussels Motor Show. Earlier post.)

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Tesla (TSLA) is seeing ‘unprecedented demand,’ stores hitting new records

Electrek

Tesla (TSLA) is currently experiencing “unprecedented demand” in the US following the significant price cuts that happened last week. Many stores are hitting new records and inventories are dwindling. more….

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NIO to launch ET5 shooting brake variant in Europe in June or July, says president

CN EV Post

The shooting brake variant of the NIO ET5 will debut in Europe, where there is a large market for the model, according to Qin Lihong. The post NIO to launch ET5 shooting brake variant in Europe in June or July, says president appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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Test drive review: 2023 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4xe wears plug-in hybrid off-road crown

Green Car Reports

The Jeep Wrangler is a no-holds-barred off-road machine that aims to go around, over, or through whatever’s in front of it, regardless of terrain. The plug-in hybrid variant? Same deal.

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15+ global automotive brands testing StoreDot extreme fast charging high energy battery cells

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StoreDot, a developer of extreme fast charging high energy batteries for electric vehicles, announced that its XFC batteries and systems are now being tested by more than 15 global automotive brand manufacturers, and that it has additional potential manufacturing partnerships in the pipeline for this year.

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Hertz and Uber announce deployment of 25,000 Tesla and Polestar EVs in Europe

Electrek

Hertz and Uber announced today that they are expanding their partnership to electrify their fleets, and they are deploying 25,000 electric cars in Europe. more…. The post Hertz and Uber announce deployment of 25,000 Tesla and Polestar EVs in Europe appeared first on Electrek.

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NIO, CATL sign deal involving cooperation on new brands, projects

CN EV Post

The agreement involves technical cooperation for new brands, projects and markets, as well as overseas business expansion, CATL said. The post NIO, CATL sign deal involving cooperation on new brands, projects appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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Classic '80s-era Toyota Corolla GT-S reborn in EV, fuel-cell versions

Green Car Reports

Toyota on Friday unveiled two rebuilt examples of the classic 1980s Corolla GT-S, also known by the internal model code AE86—one with a battery-electric powertrain, and one with a hydrogen combustion engine.

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Chevrolet introduce electrified AWD Corvette: 2024 E-Ray hybrid

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Exactly 70 years after the Corvette made its original debut at Motorama in New York City, Chevrolet returned to the city to introduce the first electrified Corvette featuring all-wheel-drive and a powerful 6.2L LT2 Small Block V-8: the 2024 E-Ray.

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