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DHL Express is piloting first hydrogen truck throughout Deutsche Post DHL Group

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DHL Express is the first within Deutsche Post DHL Group to test hydrogen-fueled trucks for the long haul.

First test confirms Lucid Air charges faster than Model S or Taycan

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The Lucid Air can charge faster than a Tesla Model S or Porsche Taycan, a test by InsideEVs has confirmed.

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Tesla Model S falls from cliff, gets totaled; owner walks with a scratch on his arm

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A recent story of a Model S P90D crash from Puerto Rico is proving to be one of the most remarkable yet. Despite the vehicle getting totaled from the incident, the driver reportedly walked away from the wreck with just a scratch on the arm.

Tesla is investing almost $200 million to expand Gigafactory Shanghai and hire 4,000 people

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Tesla has indicated that it plans to invest almost $200 million to expand Gigafactory Shanghai and hire 4,000 more people. more… The post Tesla is investing almost $200 million to expand Gigafactory Shanghai and hire 4,000 people appeared first on Electrek.

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GM takes 25% stake in Pure Watercraft to accelerate all-electric boating

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GM has acquired a 25% ownership stake in Pure Watercraft , a Seattle-based company that specializes in creating all-electric boating solutions. The Pure Outboard system includes a 25kW electric outboard motor with power tilt/trim (112 lbs); one or more 8.85

California approves $1.4B EV infrastructure push, including hydrogen fueling and truck charging

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California last week announced approval of a $1.4 billion three-year infrastructure push to meet the state's ambitious goals for EVs and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles.

Tesla Model S Plaid runs sub-9-second 1/4-mile for first time

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A Tesla Model S Plaid ran a sub-9-second 1/4-mile for the first time at Maryland International Raceway in the United States. The Model S Plaid is Tesla’s crown jewel of performance.

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Rolls-Royce electric aircraft sets three speed records; world’s fastest electric vehicle

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Rolls-Royce said that its all-electric Spirit of Innovation aircraft has set three new world speed records, making it the world’s fastest all-electric aircraft.

GM fine-tuning 2023 Cadillac Lyriq electric SUV ahead of spring 2022 arrival

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General Motors on Monday released an update on development of the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq electric SUV, which is scheduled to start production in the first quarter of 2022.

Tesla Giga Shanghai aims to increase production capacity with RMB 1.2B expansion project

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Tesla invested RMB ¥1.2 billion (about $180 million) into Giga Shanghai’s latest expansion project. Tesla China’s expansion project is expected to increase the gigafactory’s production capacity, making Giga Shanghai even more formidable than it is now.

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A Tesla Model S Plaid becomes first to hit 8-second quarter-mile

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A Tesla Model S Plaid has become the first Tesla vehicle to hit an eight-second quarter-mile. By some definition, it’s also the first “production car” to achieve a quarter-mile time under nine full seconds.

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Porsche acquires majority stake in e-bike maker Greyp

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Porsche is acquiring a majority stake in the e-bike manufacturer Greyp Bikes. The sports car manufacturer’s venture capital arm, Porsche Ventures, has held a stake of around 10% in the Croatian company since 2018.

Hyundai Seven concept sets the board for future of Hyundai and Ioniq EVs

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Hyundai's future is going to look like a chess set, and with everything from rook and bishop to knight and king, it'll all be tied together. That's according to Hyundai design boss, Simon Loasby.

Tesla won’t use government subsidies to build its 4680 battery plant in Giga Berlin

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In a recent announcement, Tesla has informed the Federal Ministry of Economics and the Brandenburg Ministry of Economics in Germany that it would be building its 4680 battery plant and recycling facility in the Gigafactory Berlin complex without government subsidies.

Mercedes-Benz teases upcoming hyper-efficient electric car with over 1,000 km (620 miles) of range

Electrek

Mercedes-Benz teased its upcoming hyper-efficient electric car with over 1,000 km (620 miles) of range with a new picture. The automaker plans to use the vehicle to test new technology to improve efficiency in its electric vehicles.

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Several Rotterdam terminals to be ready for hydrogen imports by 2025

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In the port of Rotterdam, the first companies are already preparing for the storage, processing and transit of hydrogen, according to a study conducted by the Port Authority into the development of hydrogen import terminals in Rotterdam.

EPA report suggests automakers' glut of credits will make fuel economy compliance too easy

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New cars and trucks are more efficient than ever before, but lax regulations mean they're still much less efficient than they should be, according to the EPA's annual report on emissions and fuel economy.

Made-in-China Tesla Model Y Performance debuts with AMD Ryzen graphics chip

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Giga Shanghai started Tesla Model Y Performance deliveries, kicking off deliveries for the Chinese market. Some Model Y Performance owners in China revealed that their vehicle is equipped with an AMD Ryzen graphics chip.

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Tesla begins Model Y Performance deliveries in China

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After teasing the move earlier this week, Tesla has begun deliveries of the Performance Model Y in China. The move comes with price hikes to the other Tesla models as the American automaker has fallen victim to continued supply chain issues.

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MIT study attributes > 50% of Li-ion rapid cost decline to investment in materials & chemistry R&D

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The cost of Li-ion batteries has plunged some 97% since their introduction three decades ago—a rate similar to the drop in solar panel prices.

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Tesla Phone Key outage locks some out of their cars: Is this the future?

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Some Tesla owners on Friday night encountered a dilemma: The Tesla app—or network—was down, leaving them unable to connect to their vehicle and, well, get into it and drive.

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Tesla critics want another round of discussions to cover their Giga Berlin complaints

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Earlier this month, renewed discussions about the objections critics have concerning Tesla’s Gigafactory Berlin were completed. The discussions, which covered about 800 objections, were already a repeat of online meetings held back in October.

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Mercedes-Benz launches EQB electric SUV for ~$50,000

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Mercedes-Benz announced the start of sales for its new EQB compact electric SUV today and priced the new vehicle at around $50,000. more… The post Mercedes-Benz launches EQB electric SUV for ~$50,000 appeared first on Electrek.

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Rosenbauer introduces extinguishing system for emergency responders for EV battery fires

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With the increase in battery-powered electric vehicles (BEVs, HEVs and PHEVs) on the road, statistically the risk potential for an accident or technical defect of the inherently safe battery systems also increases.

EVs from Toyota, Subaru and Fisker; LA show concepts; $60,000 Tesla Model Y: The Week in Reverse

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Which popular electric vehicle ranked near the bottom for reliability? Which company made sure its truck’s frunk was useful space? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending November 19, 2021.

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SpaceX putting the finishing touches on Starship’s orbital launch pad

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SpaceX appears to have begun tying up a number of loose ends at Starship’s first orbital launch site, potentially setting the stage for major rocket testing CEO Elon Musk has stated could begin next month.

Tesla unveils $20,000 Carbon Ceramic Brake Kit for Model S Plaid

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Tesla has unveiled the first new track-ready accessory kit for Model S Plaid: a $20,000 Carbon Ceramic Brake Kit. more… The post Tesla unveils $20,000 Carbon Ceramic Brake Kit for Model S Plaid appeared first on Electrek.

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WinGD says its engines will be able to run on methanol from 2024 and ammonia from 2025

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Swiss engine designer WinGD, a leading developer of two-stroke low-speed gas and diesel engines used for propulsion power in merchant shipping, said that its engines will be able to run on methanol and ammonia from 2024 and 2025 respectively.

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2022 GMC Hummer EV: Edition 1 will be listed—but not EPA-rated—at 329 miles

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While driving range is one of the most important numbers for the GMC Hummer EV, it’s different for GM’s electric “supertruck” versus any other personal-use EV currently on the market.

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Tesla offers $20k Model S Plaid Ceramic Brake Kit for optimized track handling

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Tesla launched a Model S Plaid Carbon Ceramic Brake Kit in its shop recently. The ceramic brake set costs $20,000 and will be available to order by mid-2022. The ceramic brake set is only compatible with Model S Plaid vehicles fitted with 21” Arachnid wheels.

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Tesla is offering free Supercharging in off-peak hours to help alleviate holiday traffic

Electrek

Tesla announced that it is offering free Supercharging during off-peak hours in California to help alleviate holiday traffic and avoid long wait times at Superchargers.

SwRI successfully demonstrates drone autonomy technology

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During the EnRicH 2021 European Robotics Hackathon, Southwest Research Institute’s unmanned aircraft system (UAS) explored and mapped the interior of a nuclear power plant, detecting radiation sources, autonomously without the aid of a human pilot.

Here’s why hybrids have become a top target for thieves

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The 2004-2009 Prius is the one in which the word “iconic” started to apply to Toyota’s hybrid trendsetter.

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Rivian delays deliveries once again, now into 2022

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Rivian is delaying future deliveries of the R1T all-electric pickup and R1S all-electric pickup SUV until 2022. Rivian is an electric vehicle startup based out of Normal, Illinois, and founded by CEO RJ Scaringe.

IONITY and Blackrock investing €700 million to add 5,500 new fast chargers across Europe

Electrek

European charging network IONITY has announced a major investment of €700 million to expand its number of fast chargers across the continent. The ensemble joint venture between several major automakers will more than quadruple its current footprint from 1,500 fast chargers to 7,000 by 2025.

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Researchers show economic, environmental and grid-resilience benefits of converting diesel trains to battery-electric

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In the US, diesel freight trains emit 35 million metric tons of CO 2 annually and produce air pollution that leads to $6.5 billion in health costs, resulting in an estimated 1,000 premature deaths each year.

Vinfast aims to deliver U.S. EVs by end of 2022, establishes Los Angeles headquarters

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With a splashy introduction at the 2021 Los Angeles auto show, Vietnamese auto manufacturer Vinfast detailed its plans to bring a pair of electric SUVs to the United States and establish a foothold in the U.S. EV market by the end of next year with a pair of vehicles.