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Volvo Trucks had 42% market share of heavy-duty electric trucks in Europe in 2021

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New statistics show that Volvo Trucks was the market leader for heavy all-electric trucks in Europe 2021 with a market share of 42%. In 2021 the company took orders, including letters of intent to buy, for more than 1,100 electric trucks worldwide.

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It’s easier to buy a Kia EV6 than a Hyundai Ioniq 5: Here’s why

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The Hyundai Ioniq 5 and the Kia EV6 are two of the hottest electric vehicle introductions of this past year. Both models are built on the same leading-edge E-GMP platform for EVs. Both brands share the same Hyundai Motor Company parent and are part of the same overarching plan to electrify.

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Tesla is not the most recalled automotive company by the NHTSA in 2022


Despite Tesla’s four recalls so far in 2022, the automaker is not the most recalled car company in the United States. Recalls are handled by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, or NHTSA.

Tesla announces it has produced 1 million next-gen 4680 battery cells


Tesla has announced that it has produced 1 million of its next-generation 4680 battery cell at its pilot factory in California. The announcement comes as Tesla is expected to start deliveries of its new Model Y equipped with its 4680 cell and structural battery pack.

From 2016-2019, > 90% of lithium imported to US came from Argentina and Chile

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The United States imports many of the minerals used in EV batteries, such as cobalt, graphite, lithium, manganese, and nickel, with lithium being the predominant mineral.

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Nissan and Infiniti announce US-built EVs due in 2025

Green Car Reports

Nissan is planning to build two fully electric vehicles at its Canton, Mississippi plant, starting in 2025, the company revealed Thursday. One will be a Nissan-brand vehicle, the other the first U.S.-market market electric vehicle for Infiniti.

Tesla manufactured its one millionth 4680 battery cell in January


Tesla announced today on Twitter that it had successfully manufactured the one-millionth 4680 battery cell at the Kato Road pilot facility in January. Tesla’s 4680 battery cell is one of the company’s most significant developments in its history.

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Nacero awards 20-year wind power purchase agreement to NextEra for natural gas-to-gasoline plant in Texas

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Texas-based Nacero, a company seeking to produce low- and zero-lifecycle carbon footprint gasoline blendstock ( earlier post ) has awarded a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC a 20-year power purchase agreement to supply wind power to Nacero’s planned flagship manufacturing facility in Penwell, Texas.

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Tesla tumbles as a brand, Ford Mustang Mach-E named EV pick in annual CR rankings

Green Car Reports

Tesla tumbled down Consumer Reports' latest automotive brand rankings, while the Ford Mustang Mach-E replaced the Model 3 as CR's top-rated EV. Tesla fell seven spots to 23rd overall in the 2022 CR automotive brand rankings released Thursday.

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Elon Musk’s Boring Company submits plans for 6.2-mile Loop system in Miami


It appears that Elon Musk’s tunneling startup, The Boring Company, is looking to secure its next big project. As per a recent report, The Boring Company has submitted a proposal to build the North Miami Beach Loop, a 6.2-mile transport tunnel system in Miami, FL.

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The US is on track to meet Biden’s goal of at least 30 GW of offshore wind by 2030


The US is now on track to achieve at least 30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind generation by 2030 – a goal that the Biden administration announced on March 29, 2021.

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ANA and Joby to establish eVTOL ridesharing service in Japan; Toyota joining for ground integration

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ANA Holdings and Joby Aviation are forming a partnership that will see Japan’s largest airline join with Joby to bring aerial ridesharing services to Japan.

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Study suggests corn-based ethanol is worse for global warming than gasoline

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Corn-based ethanol is mixed with United States gasoline supplies to lower transportation-related emissions, but a new study suggests ethanol may be worse for the environment than straight gasoline.

Tesla Model Y production units sighted ready for delivery at Giga Texas


Tesla Giga Texas is raring to go, as shown by what appears to be Model Y production vehicles waiting for transport beside the factory. The Model Y vehicles are all covered, seemingly waiting for delivery day. .

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Profile of Electric Vehicles in CT

EV Club of CT

Interactive EV Dashboard Note: These data are obtained via a Freedom of Information Act Request from the Department of Motor Vehicles. The data are registrations, not sales, and represent all light-duty electric vehicles registered in. Read more.

Stanford engineers develop catalyst strategy to improve turnover frequencies for CO2 conversion to hydrocarbons by orders of magnitude

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Researchers at Stanford University have shown that porous polymer encapsulation of metal-supported catalysts can drive the selectivity of CO 2 conversion to hydrocarbons.

2023 Mercedes AMG EQE electric sedan puts the priority on performance

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The 2023 Mercedes-AMG EQE sedan was unveiled Tuesday as the second volume-produced all-electric model from Mercedes-Benz's AMG performance division.

Tesla offers free Supercharging for select sites in Europe


Tesla is offering free Supercharging for select sites in Europe to “avoid the rush this winter holiday.” ” Free Supercharging will be available along travel routes in France, Germany, Norway, and Sweden.

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Everyone Should Pay a “Solar Tax”

Energy Institute at HAAS

Monthly connection fees are good for the climate. Regular readers of this blog are well aware that the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) published a proposed decision on reforming net … Continue Reading Everyone Should Pay a “Solar Tax”. Uncategorized featured

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Unicom to order 11 Volvo electric trucks for concrete mixers

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Unicon, the largest producer and supplier of ready-mixed concrete in Denmark, intends to place the largest private single order to date for electric trucks that will run on Danish roads. The 11 Volvo FM Electric trucks will start being delivered in the end of the year.

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Aptera is tuning its 1,000-mile EV—and it can outrun some sports cars

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Aptera recently provided an update on development of its electric 3-wheeler, releasing a pair of videos showing a test mule being put through its paces at California's Chuckwalla Valley Raceway.

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SpaceX’s South Texas Starship factory has a new tallest building


Less than four months after construction began, the newest addition to SpaceX’s South Texas Starship factory is now the facility’s tallest building.

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Extreme E starts season 2 of electric off-road racing at the Desert X Prix this weekend


Extreme E returns to the desert for the start of its second season with the Desert X Prix in Neom, Saudi Arabia this Sunday.

Rheinmetall wins two-digit-million-euro orders for fuel cell components

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Rheinmetall AG has received major orders in the two-digit-million-euro range to supply fuel cell components. Leading fuel cell manufacturers have turned to the company for hydrogen recirculation blowers and cathode flaps.

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2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe plug-in hybrid goes 26 miles on a charge, gets 23 mpg on gasoline

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Official EPA electric range and efficiency ratings for the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe plug-in hybrid are in, and they come close to Jeep's estimates. The plug-in hybrid SUV gets an EPA-rated 26 miles of electric range from its 17-kwh battery pack, with an efficiency rating of 56 MPGe combined.

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Ford CEO Farley sees merit in separating EV biz to obtain Tesla-sized market cap


Ford CEO Jim Farley believes there may be some merit to separating the automaker’s electric vehicle project from the company’s main operation.

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Where The EVs are – Jan 2022 Edition

EV Club of CT

Barry Kresch 41% of CT EVs in Fairfield County Hartford and New Haven Counties make up the bulk of the rest. When filtered for BEVs, there is even more of a Fairfield County skew. %. Read more.

mtu Hybrid PowerPack from Rolls-Royce enters passenger rail service

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Rolls-Royce, Porterbrook and Chiltern Railways have put a hybrid diesel-battery-electric train that reduces CO 2 emissions by up to 25% into passenger service in the UK.

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Study: Hydrogen fuel-cell opportunity window has passed for cars, diminished for trucks

Green Car Reports

The moment for hydrogen fuel-cell passenger cars to play a major fuel in transportation has passed, and the window of opportunity is closing for heavy-duty trucks as well, according to a new study published as "comment" in Nature Electronics (via Charged EVs).

Elon Musk reiterates Tesla’s local roots after Biden says he wants to make “Buy American” a reality


US President Joe Biden may have already proven that he can say the word “Tesla” in public, but he may still need some prodding when it comes to acknowledging that the Texas-based EV maker is a true-blue American company.

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Luxury e-boat brand ALVA Yachts introduces OCEAN ECO 60 Coupé solar catamaran with twin 250kW electric motors


ALVA Yachts has introduced the latest addition to its family of all-electric luxury sailboats and yachts with the OCEAN ECO 60 Coupé, a 60-foot electric catamaran with solar panels.

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Norwegian Post orders 29 Volvo electric trucks

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The Norwegian Postal Service has ordered 29 electric trucks from Volvo, making the order one of the largest ever for Volvo Trucks in Europe. All the trucks have the same driveline but will come in different configurations of the Volvo FL and FE models, with two and three axles respectively.

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First drive review: Volkswagen ID.4 AWD shows the way toward EV fun for millions

Green Car Reports

Modularity has been a mantra for Volkswagen as it ramps up toward its stated goal of “electric vehicles for millions, not millionaires.” ” Its MEB platform is a flexible foundation for the ID.4

Tesla factory delays show ‘how we stand in our own way’: German industry experts sound off


Water pumping approvals. Bats in trees. An empty tank. These are just a few things that have stopped Tesla’s progress in Germany as it attempts to launch its first electric vehicle manufacturing facility in Europe.

Elon Musk might have actually followed through with ‘world hunger-ending donation’ as Tesla reveals he donated billions in shares


Elon Musk might have actually followed through with the supposedly “world hunger-ending donation” that he questioned last year as Tesla reveals he has donated billions of dollars worth of shares over the last few months.

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BMW Group extends joint venture contract in China until 2040

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The BMW Group has extended the contract for the BMW Brilliance Automotive Ltd. BBA) joint venture until 2040. The agreement on the contract extension was signed by the two joint venture partners back in October 2018, on BBA’s 15 th anniversary.

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Polestar details the lightweight sports-car approach to its rival for Taycan, Model S Plaid

Green Car Reports

Polestar is based in Sweden and closely related to Volvo. But it has a far more performance-focused view of how its electric vehicles should be conceived—and it’s highlighting that distinction with its Polestar 5, a four-door “GT” fastback likely to arrive in 2024.

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