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Embark to use NVIDIA DRIVE for Embark Universal Interface for the autonomous trucks

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Embark Trucks Inc., a developer of autonomous technology for the trucking industry, will use NVIDIA DRIVE autonomous vehicle compute platform solutions to power the Embark Universal Interface (EUI) and the Embark Driver software.

These three electric car models are the fastest-selling used vehicles in the US

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The fastest-selling used cars in the United States in July 2021 were all EVs, according to iSeeCars.com analysis of used-car sales for vehicles from model years 2016 to 2020. The Tesla Model 3 topped the charts, at an average 15.7

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Electric cargo bikes are 60% faster at deliveries than delivery vans. Here’s why

Electrek

The trusty delivery van may be the most common form of last mile delivery in cities around the world, but its position atop the throne is now being challenged by an unlikely competitor: the humble electric cargo bicycle.

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Elon Musk aims for October final approval during recent Giga Berlin visit

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Elon Musk seemed to be in high spirits during his recent visit to Gigafactory Berlin, which is currently conducting the initial tests of its Model Y production equipment.

Bluejay Mining in JV with Gates-backed KoBold Metals for EV-critical minerals in Greenland; developing Disko

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Bluejay Mining , an exploration and development company with projects in Greenland and Finland, announced a joint venture agreement with KoBold Metals , a mineral exploration company that uses machine learning to guide exploration for new deposits rich in the critical materials for electric vehicles.

Study links fine particulate tailpipe pollution to dementia, Alzheimer's

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Air pollution from vehicle tailpipes isn't just linked to respiratory issues. A University of Washington study has found an association between higher levels of air pollution and higher risk for dementia.

Tesla aims to start Model Y production at Gigafactory Berlin in October, pending govt approval

Electrek

Elon Musk says that Tesla is aiming to start Model Y production at Gigafactory Berlin in October, which is when the company hopes to get the final government approval.

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Nuclear reactor components 3D printed by ORNL now installed at TVA Browns Ferry nuclear plant

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Four first-of-a-kind 3D-printed fuel assembly brackets, produced at the Department of Energy’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, have been installed and are now under routine operating conditions at the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant Unit 2 in Athens, Alabama.

Towing with an EV: Are electric trailers the future?

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An electric trailer could solve the largest problem when towing with an electric vehicle: You might only go half the distance on a charge while towing. To compensate, EV shoppers who plan to tow beyond city limits need to opt for the largest possible battery pack.

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Tesla says Tesla Semi electric truck’s weight is on point, and that’s crucial

Electrek

Tesla made a rare comment about the Tesla Semi electric truck’s weight, which is going to be crucial to the success of the electric truck. The automaker says that Tesla Semi will be able to transport a payload “ at least as high as it would be for a diesel truck.”

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Tesla Giga Berlin will save company from Shanghai export ‘nightmare’: Wedbush

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Tesla Giga Berlin will be the electric automaker’s savior in a “logistical nightmare” that requires the company to ship cars from China to Europe, Wedbush analyst Dan Ives said in a note this morning.

ZeroAvia completes first high-power ground tests of new 600 kW hydrogen-fuel-cell powertrain for aviation

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After launching the development of its 600 kW hydrogen fuel cell powertrain for use in 19-seat aircraft late last year ( earlier post ), ZeroAvia has achieved its first major milestone for the HyFlyer II program.

Senate votes to place a $40,000 price cap on EV tax credit

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Earlier this week the Senate voted to place price and household-income caps on the federal EV tax credit, as part of the $3.5 trillion budget framework currently undergoing negotiations. An amendment introduction by Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.)

A new study breaks down vehicle ownership cost. Here’s how EVs fared

Electrek

A new study from the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory offers the most comprehensive results yet of the costs of owning and operating different types of vehicles and how costs vary by powertrain. more… The post A new study breaks down vehicle ownership cost.

Tesla driving test hell: How DMV examiners’ biases are inhibiting the EV transition

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The Professor was looking forward to getting a new US driver’s license. After moving from the East Coast to teach at the University of California, it became pertinent for the 38-year old engineer and scientist to have his own driver’s license again.

BMW introducing updated iX3 electric crossover

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BMW has updated its new iX3 electric crossover ( earlier post ). The European premiere for the new BMW iX3 will be at the IAA Mobility 2021 event in Munich next month.

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Mini Strip electric concept shows simplicity is important to sustainability

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A one-off Mini Concept that made its debut on Thursday explores an idea that cars, especially small urban electric cars like the Cooper SE, could be a lot simpler and thus more sustainable.

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Tesla battery supplier CATL is raising $9 billion to accelerate production

Electrek

CATL, a major battery manufacturer and one of Tesla’s main battery suppliers, is raising a whopping $9 billion to accelerate its production. more… The post Tesla battery supplier CATL is raising $9 billion to accelerate production appeared first on Electrek.

Tesla pure vision FSD Beta completes LA to SF border trip with no disengagements

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Tesla’s FSD Beta 9.1 software recently accomplished another milestone. Without using radar data, the advanced driver-assist system was able to complete a trip from Los Angeles to the San Francisco border with zero disengagements.

NEDO appoints Toyota and partners to study developing large-scale hydrogen supply chain in Chubu Region

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Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) has appointed Sumitomo, Chiyoda, Toyota Motor, Japan Research Institute and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking to conduct a feasibility study on the receiving and distribution business of hydrogen in Chubu Region.

Nissan targets 40% battery electric models for US by 2030—more than Biden pact

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Nissan on Thursday announced an "intention" to make battery-electric cars account for more than 40% of its United States sales by 2030, with additional sales from other electrified models, such as hybrids and plug-in hybrids.

Tesla Model Y electric SUVs spotted in Europe with odd ‘Not Model Y’ decal

Electrek

A bunch of Tesla Model Y electric SUVs have been spotted in Europe sporting odd “Not Model Y” decals ahead of deliveries. more… The post Tesla Model Y electric SUVs spotted in Europe with odd ‘Not Model Y’ decal appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla critic abandons bet against TSLA, with no plans to revive it

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Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) has a lot of critics, and some of them tend to be aggressive at times. One of these is Carson Block, which The New York Times describes as a “volatile and sometimes venomous short-seller” who runs Muddy Waters Capital.

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Kia EV6 achieves product carbon footprint certification from the Carbon Trust

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Kia EV6 ( earlier post )has achieved product carbon footprint certification and ‘ Carbon Measured ’ label from the global climate change and sustainability consultancy the Carbon Trust, becoming the first Korean vehicle manufacturer to achieve the certificate.

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Report: Nissan is considering a compact electric pickup

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Nissan is considering a compact electric pickup truck, according to a recent Automotive News report. While such a vehicle seems far from reality, it would give Nissan something different for the emerging electric-truck market.

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Tesla pushes new Model 3 Standard Range Plus orders to 2022

Electrek

Tesla has now pushed new Model 3 Standard Range Plus orders to 6 months out, all the way to January 2022. There are likely several factors at play. more… The post Tesla pushes new Model 3 Standard Range Plus orders to 2022 appeared first on Electrek.

Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus sold out for 2021 in the US

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A few years after Tesla started producing the Model 3, demand for the all-electric sedan still seems strong. A quick look at Tesla’s Model 3 configuration page reveals that the Standard Range Plus variant is already sold out in North and South America for the rest of 2021.

Chevrolet previews available four-wheel steer on Silverado electric pickup

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Chevrolet revealed that the Silverado electric pickup will have available —on select models and trims—Four-Wheel Steer and 24-inch wheels.

Towing with EVs, Lexus UX hybrid, Nissan EV targets, Biden rule breakdown: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Today we look at why the proposed Biden administration rules last week are underwhelming in their EV targets. The Lexus UX 250h carries on as a high-mileage compact from the Toyota luxury brand. And are electric trailers a game-changer for long-distance towing with EVs?

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Tesla starts giving back Supercharger access to salvaged vehicles

Electrek

Tesla has started to give back Supercharger access to owners of salvaged Tesla vehicles, reversing a move that angered many owners and that was contrary to Tesla’s mission. more… The post Tesla starts giving back Supercharger access to salvaged vehicles appeared first on Electrek.

Tesla Giga Berlin called a model investment by leading Chancellor candidate in Germany

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On Friday, Elon Musk and Armin Laschet, the frontrunner to succeed Angela Merkel as Germany’s Chancellor, are expected to meet at Tesla’s Gigafactory Berlin site. Laschet told reporters on Thursday that he received a text message from the Tesla CEO.

Lightning eMotors strategic agreement with shuttle bus maker Forest River; up to 7,500 electric Class 4 and 5 buses from 2021-2025

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Lightning eMotors, a provider of specialty commercial electric vehicles for fleets, and Forest River, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company and the largest shuttle bus manufacturer in North America, entered into a strategic partnership agreement to deploy up to 7,500 zero-emission shuttle buses.

Biden wants union-made, US-built electric cars: This is the only one available today

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Why was Tesla left out last week?

Tesla claims its battery packs lose only ~10% capacity after 200,000 miles

Electrek

In the latest news released as part of its impact report, Tesla claims that its battery packs lose only about 10% of their energy capacity after 200,000 miles. more… The post Tesla claims its battery packs lose only ~10% capacity after 200,000 miles appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla China’s battery supply set to increase with CATL share sale

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Tesla’s battery supply for its cars made in China is set to expand. The electric automaker’s battery cell supplier in China, Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. CATL), is set to sell $9 billion in stock to increase its manufacturing capacity as the EV market expands.

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Plus completes driverless Level 4 semi truck highway demonstration

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Plus (formerly Plus.ai), a global provider of self-driving truck technology, has completed a driverless Level 4 truck demonstration on a highway.

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Infrastructure bill's coal-sourced "blue" hydrogen worse than combustion, study suggests

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The Congressional bipartisan infrastructure bill includes a proposal for hydrogen-production hubs that could use coal as an energy source.

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