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Antelope Valley adds 16 more BYD electric buses to fleet

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Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA) is growing its battery-electric fleet with the purchase of 10 K11M 60-foot articulated buses and six K7M 30-foot buses.

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Rivian R1T electric pickup: More details about towing, gear tunnel, app-controlled tailgate

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As it gets closer to the planned start of customer deliveries, Rivian continues to whet appetites with more details of its R1T electric pickup truck.

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Tesla Model S Plaid hits Laguna Seca with giant rear wing in run-up to first deliveries

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Tesla is preparing for Model S Plaid deliveries as it is beginning the final testing phases of the Tri-Motor, all-electric performance sedan that has been in development for several years.

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Tesla launches its electric cars in Hungary and Romania

Electrek

Tesla is starting to further expand in eastern central Europe by making its electric cars available to order in Hungary and Romania. more… The post Tesla launches its electric cars in Hungary and Romania appeared first on Electrek.

ClassNK issues AiP for cargo containment system for Kawasaki large liquefied hydrogen carrier; highest carrying capacity

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Classification society ClassNK has issued an Approval in Principle (AiP) to Kawasaki Heavy Industries for the design of a cargo containment system (CCS) of the world’s largest capacity (40,000 m 3 class per tank) developed for use on a large liquefied hydrogen carrier.

Hyundai will make EVs in the US starting in 2022

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Hyundai will build electric cars in the United States in 2022, the automaker announced Thursday. It's part of a $7.4 billion investment Hyundai plans to make in the U.S. by 2025, which also includes hydrogen and mobility-service projects.

EV fans are using Tesla memes to win over skeptics during recent gas crisis

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With memes being the preferred language of the internet and with the United States East Coast recently experiencing a gas crisis, it was almost inevitable to see EV fans using Tesla memes and jokes to make a point and perhaps even win over some fossil fuel supporters.

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Mitsubishi Power & Texas Brine partner on large-scale salt cavern storage for hydrogen to support decarbonization efforts in the eastern US

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Mitsubishi Power Americas and Texas Brine Company are collaborating to develop large-scale long-duration hydrogen storage solutions to support decarbonization efforts across the eastern United States.

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GM flaunts GMC Hummer EV off-road talents, details Terrain Mode one-pedal driving

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The 2022 GMC Hummer EV aims for impressive off-road capability, so General Motors sent prototypes to the legendary trails around Moab, Utah to show off some of that capability.

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Home Sweet Home: Tesla discreetly places Cybertruck inside Giga Texas

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Tesla is continuing construction at Giga Texas, and it appears that it has discreetly placed a future resident of the facility on the second floor: the Tesla Cybertruck.

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Tesla is bringing new Roadster prototype on rare outing ahead of new release candidate coming

Electrek

Tesla is bringing the new Roadster prototype on a rare outing at L.A.’s ’s Petersen Automotive Museum ahead of having a new release candidate later this summer.

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Rio Tinto develops new steel powder for 3-D printing

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Rio Tinto has successfully developed and tested a steel powder designed for 3-D printing applications at its Rio Tinto Fer et Titane (RTFT) metallurgical complex in Sorel-Tracy, Québec.

Electric Porsche Macan, Subaru Solterra EV, Minnesota joins California EV mandate: Today’s Car News

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The Porsche Macan is going electric, although that doesn’t mean the gas version is going away. Subaru’s first electric vehicle for the U.S. has a name. And Minnesota is looking like the first in the Midwest to adopt California’s EV mandate. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

SpaceX begins work on Starship orbital propellant transfer test for NASA

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More than six months after SpaceX won a NASA ‘Tipping Point’ award to demonstrate a large-scale cryogenic propellant transfer in orbit with Starship, the agency has begun disbursing funds, officially kicking off work on the mission.

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Tesla Cybertruck spotted at Gigafactory Texas makes people wonder if it’s a new one

Electrek

A Tesla Cybertruck prototype was spotted at Gigafactory Texas, and it’s making people wonder if it could finally be a new prototype. more… The post Tesla Cybertruck spotted at Gigafactory Texas makes people wonder if it’s a new one appeared first on Electrek.

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Norsepower announces installation of five tiltable rotor sails on newbuild VLOC chartered by Vale

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Norsepower Oy Ltd., the leading global provider of auxiliary wind propulsion systems, announced the installation of five tilting Rotor Sails ( earlier post ) on board a new-build Very Large Ore Carrier (VLOC) chartered by Vale, the Brazilian mining company.

Minnesota adopting California electric car rules, will bring more EVs to Midwest

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Minnesota could be the latest state—and the first in the Midwest—to adopt California's emissions rules, requiring greater fuel efficiency than federal standards.

Tesla in talks with new LFP cell supplier for low-cost battery deal: report

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Tesla is reportedly in talks with Chinese battery maker EVE Energy Co for a potential supply deal for low-cost batteries.

GM’s Chevy Bolt EV and EUV get their official EPA ranges; electric crossover comes a bit short

Electrek

GM’s new 2022 Chevy Bolt EV and BoltEUV have received their official EPA ranges, and it’s pretty much on the mark except for the electric crossover coming in a bit short.

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GMC showcases off-road testing and calibration of HUMMER EV Pickup

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GMC is showcasing some of the HUMMER EV Pickup’s off-road testing on challenging trails near Moab, Utah in the lead-up to its production debut this fall.

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2022 Mini Cooper SE efficiency and range boost: Now 114 miles EPA

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The 2022 Mini Cooper SE electric car gets an unexpected range boost, to 114 miles of EPA-rated range, compared to 110 miles for the 2021 model. Efficiency ratings increased as well.

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Next-gen Tesla Roadster heads to Petersen Auto Museum for two-week exhibit

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For two weeks, the next-generation Tesla Roadster, a vehicle considered as the halo car of production EVs, would be available for viewing at the Petersen Auto Museum in Los Angeles, CA.

Tesla car hacked using drone; a patch has already been released

Electrek

A group of security researchers managed to hack a Tesla car using an exploit delivered with a drone. Tesla has already released a patch for the hack. more… The post Tesla car hacked using drone; a patch has already been released appeared first on Electrek.

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and Argo AI launch international trials of autonomous driving with ID. BUZZ

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The first self-driving prototypes based on the future Volkswagen ID. BUZZ production electric vehicle will begin testing in Munich, Germany, this summer.

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV earns EPA range rating of 247 miles

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The 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV has been EPA-rated at 247 miles of range. That's a bit lower than the 250 miles General Motors estimated when the Bolt EUV was unveiled earlier this year. It's also less than the 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV, which gets the same 259-mile range rating as the 2021 model.

Ford ponders in-car ads using vehicle cameras in new patent

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Ford patented a system that uses a vehicle’s cameras to detect billboards and pull them up on a car’s infotainment systems. While billboards have been used for advertisements for quite some time, they do not necessarily provide much information to those driving by them.

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Tesla Model S Plaid buyers are starting to get some delivery dates for next month

Electrek

Tesla Model S Plaid has seen a few delivery delays, but now buyers are starting to get some delivery dates for next month as the new version of Tesla’s flagship sedan is finally coming.

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PNNL, Moselle to advance using magnetic nanoparticles to capture lithium, cesium from brines

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The DOE’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and its licensee Moselle Technologies , have won two Cooperative Research and Development Awards (CRADA) and a 2021 DOE Advanced Manufacturing Office award to advance the process of using magnetic nanoparticles for capturing strategically important elements from water sources.

Lion plans to make electric school buses and HD trucks in Illinois, largest such plant in the US

Green Car Reports

Lion Electric announced Friday that it will open a factory in Joliet, Illinois, to build electric school buses and heavy-duty commercial trucks. Vehicle production is scheduled to start in the second half of 2022.

Tesla updates Model X ‘Refresh’ delivery timelines

Teslarati

Tesla is making changes to the delivery timelines for those customers who have purchased a Model X “Refresh.”

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Harvard researchers develop long-lasting solid-state battery

Electrek

Researchers at Harvard’s John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) have developed a lithium-metal, solid-state battery they claim can hold significantly more energy within the same volume of traditional lithium-ion batteries while charging in a fraction of the time.

Vietnam-based e-bike start-up MODMO eyeing US market

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Vietnam-based e-bike start-up MODMO began delivering its flagship model, Saigon+, in Europe earlier this year; MSRP is €2,499 (US$3,041). MODMO plans to bring the e-bike to the US market soon. Developed in Ireland, and produced in Vietnam, MODMO was founded by 24-year-old company CEO Jack O’Sullivan.

Ultium battery cells from GM electric vehicles have an official recycler: Canada's Li-Cycle

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The Canadian firm Li-Cycle will recycle leftover raw material from the manufacturing of Ultium battery cells for upcoming General Motors electric cars, the automaker announced Tuesday in a press release.

Tesla Virtual Power Plant is providing energy security to Australian homes

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A few years ago, Tesla teamed up with the Government of South Australia and various energy authorities to build South Australia’s Virtual Power Plant. Today, the Tesla-powered VPP seems to be providing substantial energy security to Australian homes.

Tesla’s move to stop Bitcoin payments wipes out hundreds of billions of dollars in crypto market

Electrek

Tesla’s move to stop Bitcoin payments over energy use concerns has wiped out hundreds of billions of dollars worth of market value in the cryptocurrency market.

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Mercedes-Benz begins production of EQS electric luxury sedan at Factory 56 in Sindelfingen

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Mercedes-Benz has begun production of the EQS electric sedan at Factory 56 in the Mercedes-Benz Sindelfingen plant. The EQS is integrated into ongoing series production at the site as the first all-electric model.

Subaru electric SUV to be called Solterra, arrives in 2022

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Subaru has announced that its first fully electric vehicle, due to go on sale in 2022, will be called Solterra. The small electric SUV was confirmed by Subaru in December as on schedule and headed to the U.S.

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