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EIA expects US petroleum trade to shift toward net imports during 2022

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In 2021, the United States returned to importing more petroleum (which includes crude oil, refined petroleum products, and other liquids) than it exports following its historic shift to being a net exporter of petroleum in 2020, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Could wind-and-solar towers charge EVs, stabilize the grid?

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Wind and solar-powered charging could further lower the environmental impact of electric cars; but one New York-based company wants to combine them in one electricity-generating device that could be used for EV charging stations or wherever grid-buffering might help keep blackouts at bay.

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Tesla commits to Pure Vision approach, removes radar from Model S and Model X


Tesla has announced that it will transition the Model S sedan and Model X SUV to Pure Vision, officially committing to a camera-based approach for its Autopilot and Full Self-Driving suites.

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Tesla loses Director of Engineering to generator giant looking to compete with Powerwall


Tesla has lost Brian Dow, Director of Engineering, to Generac, the leader in gas generators who is now trying to compete with Tesla’s Po looking to compete with Powerwall. more….

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WiTricity plans aftermarket wireless EV charging solution

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WiTricity, a leader and pioneer in wireless charging for electric vehicles (EVs), plans to offer an aftermarket wireless charging upgrade package for owners of select EV models, starting with a limited beta in 2022.

What should the charging station of the future look like?

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Will the electric-vehicle charging station of the future look a lot like a gas station, or will it involve more clusters of chargers in corners of vast blacktop parking lots?

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Tesla’s production expansion, surging oil prices bring stock upgrade from Daiwa Securities


Tesla’s ( NASDAQ: TSLA ) plans to expand its production capacity, along with other factors like surging oil prices that could sway consumers to electric vehicles, have contributed to Daiwa Securities analysts upgrading their outlook on the automaker’s stock.

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Prague buying 20 Solaris bi-articulated Trollino 24 electric trolleybuses

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A consortium comprising Solaris Bus & Coach, Solaris Czech and Škoda Electric has submitted a winning bid in a tender for the delivery of 20 bi-articulated Trollino 24 electric trolleybuses, held by the Prague public transport operator Dopravní podnik.

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Study: Product means more than gas prices in stoking EV demand

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Electric vehicle demand appears to be past a critical inflection point, and there’s some evidence that it’s driven by product more than traditional economic aspects like gas prices. The arrival of the Tesla Model Y had a whole lot to do with it.

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Tesla linked to more development around Gigafactory Texas


It appears that Tesla is gathering more land for some more projects around the Gigafactory Texas area.

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Harley-Davidson’s electric motorcycle brand LiveWire plans to sell 100,000 bikes by 2026


Harley-Davidson has set out future sales goals for its LiveWire sub-brand that manufacturers and sells its all-electric motorcycles, aiming for a towering 100,000 units by 2026. more….

QUANTRON introduces new CIZARIS 12m electric bus; BEV first, fuel cell model next year

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QUANTRON has unveiled its new 12m electric bus called CIZARIS. The new bus model in the Augsburg-based company’s bus portfolio will be launched as an all-electric version (CIZARIS 12 EV), followed in 2023 by a fuel cell drive (CIZARIS 12 H) that uses a largely identical powertrain.

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Tesla Model 3 owners could soon cut the cord at home with aftermarket wireless system

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WiTricity on Wednesday announced a new aftermarket wireless charging system for EVs—including the Tesla Model 3. The WiTricity Halo Charging system will be available for certain EV models as a "limited beta" beginning later this year, with broader availability in 2023 the company said.

Elon Musk shows open support for Justice Department’s probe into short sellers


Tesla CEO Elon Musk is happy to see the US Justice Department initiate an investigation into short-sellers. In an email to CNBC , Musk stated that he is encouraged by an ongoing probe from the DOJ, as it is doing something that the Securities and Exchange Commission has curiously not done so far.

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Tesla announces new investment in Gigafactory Shanghai on road to 1 million electric cars per year


Tesla announced a new investment to expand production at Gigafactory Shanghai on the road to achieving a production capacity of 1 million electric cars per year at the factory.

Toyota commissions Yamaha to develop hydrogen-fueled 5.0L V8; follow-on from Nov 2021 announcement

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Toyota Motor Corporation has commissioned Yamaha Motor to develop a 5.0-liter V8 engine for automobiles that is fueled entirely by hydrogen.

VW electric Microbus revival due for March 9 reveal, 2023 deliveries

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Volkswagen plans to reveal its ID.Buzz electric Microbus in production form on March 9. But with each reminder of the pending reveal, it's trickling out a little more information about the long-anticipated electric van.

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SpaceX Falcon 9 rockets scheduled to launch five Starlink missions in a row


In lieu of commercial missions ready to fly, SpaceX Falcon 9 rockets are currently scheduled to launch at least five batches of Starlink satellites in a row.

Tesla vehicles with 3G modems are starting to lose connectivity as the networks are shutting down


Early Tesla vehicles still equipped with 3G modems are starting to lose connectivity as 3G networks are shutting down , but there are still ways around it.

MAN accelerating production of heavy-duty e-trucks, presents near-production prototype

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MAN Truck & Bus is accelerating the production of heavy-duty e-trucks in Munich to as early as the beginning of 2024 with prompt delivery of an initial 200 units. This is almost a year earlier than originally planned.

Could spinning off EV business allow Ford to go electric quicker?

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Ford is looking at ways to separate its EV business from its other operations in order to win more positive attention from investors, according to a Bloomberg report published Friday.

Tesla Model 3, Model Y rank among IIHS’ 2022 Top Safety Pick+ winners


The Tesla Model 3 and Model Y won the 2022 Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The IIHS tested a mid-range 2019 Tesla Model 3 and a Long Range 2021 Tesla Model Y for its 2022 Top Safety Pick+ award.

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Elon Musk: Tesla is working to make Steam video games work in its vehicles


Elon Musk said that Tesla is working to make Steam’s library of video games work on its onboard vehicle computer. Tesla has been working to expand its presence in the video game space.

Gold Hydrogen Program coalition launches program for subsurface biomanufacturing of hydrogen

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The Gold Hydrogen Program , a coalition of organizations seeking to support the scale of this clean energy resource, announced its launch and the debut of a pilot microbial Gold Hydrogen Process.

Polestar aims for a climate-neutral car by 2030, seeks help from suppliers and beyond

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Polestar aims to build a truly climate-neutral car by 2030—in that it will not only eliminate emissions from driving but from every different aspect of production, and even sales and support.

Electric Vehicle sales peaked in Q4 2021, Tesla dominates market share with 72%: KBB


A new report from Kelley Blue Book indicates electric vehicle sales peaked in the United States in Q4 2021, accounting for 4.5 percent of all automobile sales in the final three months of the year.

China expected to add up to 90 GW of solar power capacity, a record increase, in 2022


The China Photovoltaic Industry Association (CPIA) said today that it expects China to add 75 to 90 gigawatts (GW) of solar power in 2022. more… The post China expected to add up to 90 GW of solar power capacity, a record increase, in 2022 appeared first on Electrek.

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VW to stage world premiere of ID. Buzz on 9 Mar; two versions to be sold in Europe

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Volkswagen will unveil the ID. Buzz electric microbus on 9 March as the ID. Buzz (5-seater) and Buzz Cargo (van). Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is currently going through the final phase of ID. Buzz prototype testing; the pre-production fleet is currently touring Europe.

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Tesla reached a cumulative million of its new-format cells in January

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Tesla produced its millionth large-format 4680 battery cell in January, according to a tweet from the company's official account posted Friday. The 4680 cells, so far made at a facility in California, are key to Tesla's plans to continue boosting range and performance while lowering cost.

Tesla planning to expand parts production in Giga Shanghai to meet export demand


An environmental assessment report posted on the Shanghai government’s website on Tuesday has revealed that Tesla is looking to expand its parts production capacity at Gigafactory Shanghai.

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Tesla obtains patent for automatic tire inflation system for Tesla Semi electric truck


Today, Tesla was granted a patent for a new automatic tire inflation system enabling to adjust tire pressure in real-time in the upcoming Tesla Semi electric truck. more… The post Tesla obtains patent for automatic tire inflation system for Tesla Semi electric truck appeared first on Electrek.

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Cummins to acquire Meritor in $3.7B deal

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Cummins has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Meritor, a global leader of drivetrain, mobility, braking, aftermarket and electric powertrain solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets. Under the terms of the agreement, Cummins will pay $36.50

2022 Volkswagen ID.4 range boosted, now up to 280 miles

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The 2022 Volkswagen ID.4 is getting a range boost, VW announced Tuesday in a press release, including a series of EPA-estimated figures that haven't yet been officially posted. The estimates do point to a significant range improvement. VW said the base rear-wheel drive 2022 ID.4

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Diesel giant Cummins makes $3.7B bet on an electric truck future with players like the Tesla Semi


It seems like one the most notable vanguards of diesel engines has begun preparations for an upcoming Tesla-like disruption in the trucking sector.

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Arcimoto and Faction unveil a ‘driverless’ 75 mph three-wheeled electric delivery vehicle


Arcimoto teamed up with Faction to announce the new Faction D1 electric delivery vehicle based on the Arcimoto FUV, but with updated tech to make it driverless. However, the duo are playing a bit fast and loose with the term “driverless.”

MPIE researchers investigate hydrogen embrittlement in aluminum alloys

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Due to its low density, high strength, and abundance, aluminum and its alloys are widely used in constructions, consumer electronics and for vehicles including cars, ships, trains and planes.

Mazda CX-60 plug-in hybrid SUV will debut new platform, interior theme

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Mazda will unveil a plug-in hybrid SUV based on a new platform March 8. The Mazda CX-60 will be the first model to use a new rear-wheel drive platform, according to a UK press release from the company.

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