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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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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.

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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.

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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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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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 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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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.

Hyundai will make EVs in the US starting in 2022

Green Car Reports

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.

Tesla is in talks to add another supplier of cheaper LFP battery cells for its electric cars

Electrek

Tesla is in talks to add another supplier of cheaper LFP battery cells, EVE, for its electric cars produced in China, according to a new report. more… The post Tesla is in talks to add another supplier of cheaper LFP battery cells for its electric cars appeared first on Electrek.

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Elon Musk polls nearly 54 million people: Should Tesla accept $DOGE?

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk polled his nearly 54 million Twitter followers last night to ask one important question: “Do you want Tesla to accept Doge?” ” At around 1:15 PM EST, the poll had accumulated over 3.06 million submissions, with 77.5% of the participants voting “Yes.”

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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.

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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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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SpaceX’s first flight-proven Starship heads back to launch pad for round two

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Defying most expectations, SpaceX has moved the first full-size flight-proven Starship back to the launch pad less than a week after the prototype survived a high-altitude launch and landing.

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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.

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 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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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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Researchers advance detonation wave propulsion for hypersonic flight

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Researchers from the University of Central Florida and the US Naval Research Laboratory have discovered an experimental configuration and flow conditions that generate a stabilized oblique detonation—a phenomenon that has the potential to revolutionize high-speed propulsion of the future.

Porsche confirms electric Macan for 2023; gas model will continue

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Porsche on Monday reiterated that the future of its bestselling Macan compact crossover is all-electric. The electric Macan will launch in 2023—representing a slight delay versus the model's originally anticipated 2022 arrival year.

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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Elon Musk reveals he has Asperger’s in surprisingly on-point “SNL” monologue

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Elon Musk’s hosting gig at Saturday Night Live proved to be a lot smoother than what even avid Tesla fans expected. Musk is known for his off-beat humor and his challenges in public speaking, but as soon as his SNL monologue began, it seemed like the Tesla and SpaceX CEO was in his element.

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.

Ford reviving F-150 Lightning for electric F-Series pickup

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Ford has confirmed that it's using the F-150 Lightning name for its upcoming fully electric F-Series models due starting in 2022.

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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.

Tesla Giga Berlin slated for late-Summer start: Economic Minister reiterates production dates

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Tesla Giga Berlin will begin producing cars in late-Summer or early-Fall. After a meeting with the Economic Committee of the Landtag, Brandenburg Economic Minister Jörg Steinbach said that there shouldn’t be major delays as previously reported.

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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.

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

Green Car Reports

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.

Elon Musk: Tesla Full Self-Driving v9 is weeks away, FSD Subscription about a month

Electrek

Elon Musk has updated us on the timelines for Tesla’s Full Self-Driving v9 update, which is apparently just weeks away, and the FSD Subscription, which is coming in “about a month.”

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The Tesla Cybertruck really does make everything look cyberpunk in the real world

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Everyone knows that the Tesla Cybertruck is an eye-catching vehicle. Even before it was unveiled, Elon Musk has noted that the Cybertruck was designed to resemble a futuristic armored personnel carrier from a cyberpunk movie set.

Plug Power and BAE Systems enter strategic partnership on hydrogen fuel cell buses

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Plug Power Inc. announced a strategic framework agreement with BAE Systems, a premier supplier and integrator of low- and zero-emission electric propulsion systems and application integration.

Toyota thinks 85% of its new US vehicles will have tailpipes in 2030

Green Car Reports

Toyota electric vehicles are arriving in the U.S. market in 2022. While that itself stands as a surprise pivot for the brand, which was as recently as 2019 saying that there was essentially “no demand” for EVs at U.S. dealerships, hold your horses.

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Tesla prepares to disrupt ethanol producers by entering renewable fuel credit market

Electrek

Tesla has reportedly applied to enter the profitable renewable fuel credit market that is currently dominated by ethanol producers as it is expected to be opened to electric vehicles.

Home Sweet Home: Tesla discreetly places Cybertruck inside Giga Texas

Teslarati

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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Pony.ai and Luminar launch autonomous driving platform

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Pony.ai, a leading autonomous driving technology company, introduced its newly designed sensing platform in collaboration with lidar hardware and software company Luminar Technologies, Inc.

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GM CEO: Chevy Silverado EV will be “a high-volume entry” affordable for fleets

Green Car Reports

Although the fully electric Chevrolet Silverado EV will likely be built on the same underpinnings as the GMC Hummer EV, it’s shaping up to be positioned very differently for the market—with an emphasis on affordability.