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UBC thermal methane cracking technology deployed to Alberta in $7M test

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New hydrogen production technology developed at the University of British Columbia (UBC) will be tested in a $7-million project between UBC, the government of Alberta and Alberta utility company ATCO.

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Hertz plans to add 100,000 Tesla Model 3s, citing convenience of Supercharger network

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The rental-car giant Hertz on Monday announced plans to add 100,000 Tesla vehicles to its fleets in North America and Europe by the end of 2022, along with some of its own charging infrastructure.

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Malaysia wants EVs to be tax-free, duty-free to encourage consumers to buy

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Malaysian government officials are petitioning and working toward making electric vehicles exempt from taxes, including import and excise duties, as well as road taxes.

Toyota unveils its first all-electric car: the bZ4X, an electric SUV packed with cool features

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Toyota has unveiled what could be considered as its first all-electric car: the bZ4X, an electric SUV packed with cool features. more… The post Toyota unveils its first all-electric car: the bZ4X, an electric SUV packed with cool features appeared first on Electrek.

Aurora releases first commercial beta of Aurora Driver autonomous driving system

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Autonomous driving company Aurora has released its first commercial beta of the Aurora Driver, which consists of the hardware, software, and data services needed to safely operate an autonomous Aurora-powered vehicle.

Tesla for $299 a week, insured: Uber drivers eligible to rent through Hertz

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Although Elon Musk’s fleet of Tesla robotaxis is long overdue, an agreement among two transportation giants will make it much more likely your Uber driver will be piloting a Tesla.

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The new Tesla Model X is hiding an understated but incredible secret

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The Tesla Model X may be the company’s flagship crossover SUV, but the vehicle has rarely gotten the spotlight this year.

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XPeng unveils slate of new technologies: ADAS, flying car, supercharging, robotics

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China-based EV maker XPeng unveiled a series of technology innovations at its annual 1024 Tech Day, including the latest and most sophisticated version of its in-house developed advanced driver assistance system XPILOT 3.5 and XPILOT 4.0;

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Tesla CFO: “Profound awakening” of EV desirability has caught company off-guard

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Tesla has never had a problem with desirability. Starting with the Model 3, consumer interest in the company’s electric cars has startled even CEO Elon Musk at times. That frenzy continued with the Cybertruck.

Lucid Group announces Q3 2021 Earnings Call date

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Lucid Group ( NASDAQ: LCID ) said it would report its earnings for the third quarter of 2021 on Monday, November 15th at 2 PM PT or 5 PM ET. The call will likely be Lucid’s most interesting to date.

US to expand offshore wind in the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico

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The Biden administration’s Department of the Interior yesterday announced new actions to build offshore wind farms in the Atlantic, off the coasts of Massachusetts and the Carolinas, and in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Volkswagen launches new research collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory & University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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Volkswagen Group of America’s Innovation Hub Knoxville, the company’s technology unit for applied materials science, has expanded its research collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT).

Chinese EV maker Xpeng teases 124 miles in 5 minutes with pivot to 800V platform

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Chinese automaker Xpeng is the latest to pivot to 800-volt charging architecture, which the company claims will add 124 miles of range in just five minutes of charging.

SpaceX preparing Super Heavy, Starbase for booster’s next steps

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Amid a flurry of deliveries and work on several new Starship boosters, SpaceX is preparing the first truly finished Super Heavy for its next steps.

China claims title of having world’s largest EV charging network

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A report out of China, citing recent data from the Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Promotion Alliance, hands the crown to the country as having the world’s largest EV charging network. With over 2.2

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Two Volvo Trucks carriers, Producers Dairy order VNR electric trucks

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Volvo Trucks North America’s customers and carrier partners, Watsontown Trucking Company and Camrett Logistics, have placed orders for their first Volvo VNR Electric trucks.

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$12,500 EV tax credit, union-built bonus included in plan Biden claims can pass Congress

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A maximum $12,500 federal EV tax credit, including a bonus for union-made vehicles, appears to have survived the negotiation process and is now a likely part of the infrastructure bill.

Amazon has a massive stake in Rivian, SEC filing shows

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E-commerce powerhouse Amazon has disclosed a 20% ownership stake in Rivian , an electric vehicle company from Normal, Illinois, a filing with the SEC reveals. Amazon filed a 10-Q document with the SEC earlier today that summarized the company’s position and financials at the end of Q3 2021.

Autoflight completes first flight of autonomous V1500M eVTOL aircraft

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Relatively young eVTOL developer Autoflight announced it has successfully completed the first flight of its V1500M four-passenger aircraft. This electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vessel is equipped with autonomous technology and can currently travel 250 km (155 miles) on a single charge.

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BorgWarner receives $4.97M DOE award for SiC-based high power-dense inverter

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BorgWarner is the recipient of a $4.97 million US Department of Energy (DOE) Award for the development of a Scalable Ultra Power-dense Extended Range (SUPER) inverter.

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Lucid plans first deliveries of Air Dream Edition on Saturday, some in 520-mile form

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Lucid announced on Wednesday that it will hold a delivery event in California this Saturday, October 30, in which an initial group of customers will take delivery of their Air Dream Edition cars and be able to drive away.

Closer look at Tesla Sentry Mode remote live view with voice broadcast in action

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A Tesla Model Y owner recently gave the community a closer look at Sentry Mode’s Live Camera Access feature, complete with its voice broadcast system.

Toyota fixes Tesla’s ‘yoke’ steering wheel in its first electric SUV with steer-by-wire system

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Toyota has unveiled a steering wheel similar to Tesla’s “yoke” steering wheel in its first electric SUV, but the automaker has introduced an important feature that fixes the main problem of the Tesla yoke.

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NHTSA estimates trafic fatalities increased 18.4% y-o-y in 1H 2021

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The US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released the Early Estimate of Motor Vehicle Traffic Fatalities for the First Half (January-June) of 2021 , which shows the largest six-month increase recorded in the Fatality Analysis Reporting System’s history.

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VW's US CEO calls union-made incentive for EVs "fundamentally wrong"

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Volkswagen Group of America CEO Scott Keogh has reportedly called the Biden administration's proposed tax credit for electric cars built at unionized factories "fundamentally wrong."

SpaceX rolls Raptor Vacuum engines to launch pad for Starship’s next tests

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For the second time, SpaceX is gearing up to install a full six Raptor engines on the first orbital-class Starship prototype.

Tesla order could double to 200,000 Model 3s to satisfy deal with Uber, says Hertz CEO

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Hertz CEO Mark Fields revealed that its deal to supply Tesla vehicles to Uber includes an option for 100,000 more Tesla Model 3s, which would double its total order to 200,000 vehicles.

Hertz ordering 100,000 Teslas by end of 2022

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Hertz is making a significant investment to offer the largest EV rental fleet in North America and one of the largest in the world. This includes an initial order of 100,000 Teslas by the end of 2022 and new EV charging infrastructure across the company’s global operations.

GM is looking to its dealerships to deploy destination chargers in communities

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Although high-power DC fast-chargers are important for widespread EV adoption, potential customers also need to know that they have the basics covered—with places to charge regularly, over a few hours, or overnight, not just when they go on a weekend road trip.

Tesla’s groundbreaking influence in EV sector appreciated by VW and Ford CEOs

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Tesla’s groundbreaking influence in the electric vehicle sector has been recognized by Volkswagen AG CEO Herbert Diess and Ford CEO Jim Farley, who both recognized the automaker and CEO Elon Musk’s efforts as the benchmark for the sector.

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A Tesla Model 3 costs nearly $150k in Singapore and sales are surging

Electrek

Tesla just started to sell Model 3s in Singapore this year, and the number of new Teslas on the road there has risen from 30 in the first half of 2021 to 487 in the third quarter, according to Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA).

QM Power and University of Kentucky demonstrate 50 kW/liter electric motor; DOE 2025 power density goal

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QM Power and the SPARK Lab at University of Kentucky shared the combined results of a large-scale, multi-objective design optimization study, and lab testing of a prototype motor designed to meet the 2025 power density goals set by the US Department of Energy (DOE).

Hyundai Mobis "e-corner" modules would enable crab mode, rotational parking in future EVs

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Future electric cars might be able to crab sideways or rotate in place, according to Hyundai.

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$12,500 EV Tax Credit included in revised Biden Build Back Better plan

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Uber drivers are going to have access to 50,000 Tesla vehicles for rent through Hertz

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Uber announced a deal with Hertz for its drivers to have access to 50,000 Tesla vehicles through the rental company. more… The post Uber drivers are going to have access to 50,000 Tesla vehicles for rent through Hertz appeared first on Electrek.

ETH Zurich catalyst can convert polypropylene directly into motor oil with high selectivity

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Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland, have developed a carbon-supported platinum nanoparticle catalyst that can achieve complete hydrocracking of polypropylene into liquid hydrocarbons (C 5 –C 45 ).

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Panasonic readying 4680, Canoo battery details, GM community chargers: Today’s Car News

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Panasonic is reportedly working toward production of Tesla’s 4680 cells, as the supplier has been chosen by EV startup Canoo for its 2170 format. And General Motors is planning more chargers within communities. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.