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Renault Scénic Vision hydrogen hybrid concept offers 75% smaller carbon footprint than a conventional BEV

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Renault unveiled its new Scénic Vision concept-car at the ChangeNOW summit in Paris. Its hybrid electric and hydrogen powertrain aims to reduce downtime related to energy recharging while reducing the carbon footprint, including the battery.

Electrify America signs on for 75 MW of solar, says it commits them to net-zero

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Electrify America announced Wednesday that it’s buying into enough solar to more than offset the energy the network delivers to EVs from its charging hardware.

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Tesla releases new Full Self-Driving Beta update, and it’s a big one

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Tesla has started to push a new Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta software update with improvements based on over 250,000 training video clips from its fleet. Based on the release notes, it’s a big update. more….

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Tesla Bot prototype sneak peak scheduled for AI Day #2 this August

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With the announcement that Tesla is holding an “AI Day 2.0” ” of sorts this coming August 19, CEO Elon Musk has posted some interesting tidbits about the upcoming event.

CoorsTek proton ceramic membranes produce hydrogen from ammonia, natural gas or biogas

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A development team from CoorsTek Membrane Sciences, in collaboration with international research partners, have successfully used ceramic membrane technology to develop a scalable hydrogen generator that makes hydrogen from electricity and fuels including natural gas, biogas and ammonia with near zero energy loss.

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GM patent: Electric trucks could charge other EVs during fast-charging, with dual ports

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Electric vehicles have the potential to become mobile power banks for our houses and worksites. But as more scenarios become viable, would two ports be better than one?

Biden administration kicks off $5 billion electric Clean School Bus program

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US Vice President Kamala Harris and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan are today launching the Clean School Bus program, a part of President Joe Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law , from a high school in Falls Church, Virginia. more….

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Ford receives AISI award for use of steel lightweighting in Mustang Mach-E

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The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) awarded the “Automotive Excellence Award” to Ford Motor Company for its advanced high-strength steel (AHSS) innovations in the all-electric 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E.

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Bigger batteries in EVs could lead to colossal boost in particulate emissions—from tires, study suggests

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Putting bigger battery packs in EVs can boost range, but a new study suggests it could also lead to a major increase in particulate emissions—from tires. The study comes from Emissions Analytics, a U.K.-based based independent emissions testing firm.

Four EU countries set a massive offshore wind target of 65 GW by 2030

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Four EU countries – Belgium, Denmark, Germany, and the Netherlands – jointly announced yesterday that they have set an offshore wind target of at least 65 gigawatts (GW) by 2030 and then intend to more than double that combined total to 150 GW by 2050.

Tesla’s 3rd-largest individual shareholder suggests clever strategy for TSLA buyback

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The third largest individual Tesla shareholder, KoGuan Leo, advised the company to buy back TSLA shares with its free cash flow. KoGuan believes that Tesla can buy back its undervalued stocks while investing in FSD, the Optimus, and more gigafactories.

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Volvo Trucks opens its first battery plant; cells and modules from Samsung SDI

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Volvo Trucks is opening its first battery assembly plant. Located in Ghent, Belgium, the plant will supply ready-to-install batteries for Volvo Trucks’ full electric heavy-duty trucks. This investment shows our strong commitment to electrifying truck transportation.

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Hyundai plans to make up to 300,000 EVs annually in Georgia—batteries, too

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Combined across Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis brands, the Hyundai Group says that it intends to become one of the top three EV sellers in the U.S. by 2026.

Squad Mobility officially launches its Solar City Car optimized for private and shared EV use

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Following three years of development, Squad Mobility has officially launched the SQUAD Solar City Car – a two-seater solar electric vehicle (SEV) that can be driven in several EU countries without a driver’s license.

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Elon Musk’s deal with Twitter not ‘on hold,’ company won’t renegotiate from $44bn

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Elon Musk’s deal with Twitter, which was agreed upon on April 25 for $44 billion, is not on hold and will move forward, company executives told employees on Thursday.

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Fully electric Genesis GV60 arrives in US starting at $58,890

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Genesis Motor America announced the start of sales of its first electric vehicle, the GV60 ( earlier post ). The Genesis GV60 enters the US market with a number of available world-first automotive features, including Face Connect and a Crystal Sphere.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 recalled for rollaway concerns

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A total of 19,743 Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 electric cars are being recalled over rollaway concerns. Separate recall notices from Hyundai and Kia both state that a "software error in the Shifter Control Unit" in affected vehicles could disengage park, allowing vehicles to roll.

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Swedish electric boat maker Candela launching its next-gen C-8 flying electric boat in Venice

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It’s not a strange sight to see silent flying boats zipping around the Stockholm Archipelago, where Swedish boatmaker Candela produces its C-7 hydrofoil electric speedboats.

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Some Tesla customers are now expecting a 2-year wait for their new Model X

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It appears that Tesla customers who ordered a refreshed Model X are in for a longer-than-expected wait. As shared by several Tesla reservation holders online, the company has updated their estimated Model X delivery dates once more.

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Madrid orders 60 Solaris electric buses

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EMT, the public bus operator in the City of Madrid, has ordered 60 Urbino 12 electric buses from Solaris, featuring high energy batteries and pantograph charging which will ensure high operability in all kinds of conditions. The contract value is more than €30 million.

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2023 Cadillac Lyriq starts at $62,990, with estimated 312 miles of range

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GM has revealed starting prices and released some preliminary range numbers for its 2023 Cadillac Lyriq luxury electric crossover.

Bentley CEO promises first EV will scream luxury at 1400 HP and redonkulous 1.5 sec 0-60

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In a recent interview out of Europe, Bentley CEO Adrian Hallmark promised some bold specs from the luxury automaker’s first battery electric vehicle. Despite describing the “brutality of acceleration” in the upcoming EV, the Bentley chief said that won’t be its main selling point.

The Boring Company San Antonio Loop’s net revenue expected to be $25M per year, fares to start at $10

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On Wednesday, May 18, The Alamo Regional Mobility Authority (RMA) board was briefed on more details about The Boring Company’s (TBC) proposed tunnel from the San Antonio International Airport to downtown.

Zhejiang Methanol Hydrogen and Element 1 partner to deliver hydrogen generation technology to Greater China

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Element 1 Corporation (e1NA), Zhejiang Methanol Hydrogen Technology (ZMHT) and Zhejiang Element 1 (e1China) have formed a joint venture company—Zhejiang Hydrogen One Energy Technology Co.,

Fully electric RVs are coming—with steeper range and charging challenges than electric cars

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The pending onslaught of electric trucks and SUVs—already underway with the Rivian R1T and R1S, and the Ford F-150 Lightning—has people thinking about emissions-free camping and RV life as something viable in the near future.

Maine’s first electric public transit buses hit the road in Portland

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Maine’s first electric public transit vehicles – four Proterra ZX5 35-foot buses – went into service on the streets of Portland yesterday. more…. The post Maine’s first electric public transit buses hit the road in Portland appeared first on Electrek.

Environmental groups look to halt Tesla’s battery plant permits at Gigafactory Texas

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Environmentalists and activist groups are setting their sights on Tesla’s Gigafactory Texas. In a letter to Mayor Steve Adler, the groups called on the city to withhold permits for the electric vehicle maker, including Giga Texas’ dedicated battery cathode facility.

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Toyota, Air Liquide and CaetanoBus partner to accelerate the development of hydrogen mobility in Europe

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Air Liquide, CaetanoBus and Toyota Motor Europe have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the aim of developing integrated hydrogen solutions. This will include infrastructure development and vehicle fleets to accelerate the expansion of hydrogen mobility for both light- and heavy-duty vehicles.

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Kia sees electric vans as key products for mobility, autonomous tech

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Kia is betting big on electric vans, and it's jumping in with plans to build a new factory within its existing Hwaseong, South Korea, manufacturing complex dedicated to the production of them.

Tesla (TSLA) stock has fallen and some important investors appear to panic

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Tesla’s (TSLA) stock has fallen significantly in the last few months, and even more so over the last week with the broader market and being removed from the S&P 500 ESG Index. Now some important investors appear to panic, and one is asking for a stock buyback program from Tesla. more….

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Volkswagen to electrify India, partners with Mahindra to supply MEB components

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On May 18 in Chennai, Volkswagen and Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M) M&M) signed a Partnering Agreement to explore the use of electric components from VW’s Modular electric drive matrix (MEB) in the Indian automaker’s new “Born Electric Platform.”.

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2023 Cadillac LYRIQ to start at $62,990; 312 miles of range; charging deal with EVgo

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Cadillac announced ordering information, pricing and EPA-estimated range for the battery-electric 2023 LYRIQ RWD. Cadillac also announced a special charging offer, designed to simplify the charging experience for LYRIQ customers.

Electric Mercedes G-Class SUV is due to get high-energy-density silicon anode battery chemistry

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An upcoming electric version of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class SUV will use silicon anode battery chemistry from American firm Sila, Mercedes confirmed Tuesday in a press release.

Ukraine is now using these 200-mile-range electric bikes with NLAW rockets to take out Russian tanks

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Ukrainian electric motorbike company Delfast has seen its electric bikes used for some vastly diverse tasks, such as breaking Guinness World Records and outfitting Mexican police.

Tesla China to stay in closed loop system until mid-June, Giga Shanghai workers to move into dorms

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Tesla plans to stay in Shanghai’s closed loop system until mid-June. Giga Shanghai employees may move into a dormitory, keeping them within the closed loop system. People familiar with the matter told Bloomberg that Tesla China plans to stay in the closed loop system until June 13.

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Cummins unveils 15L hydrogen engine

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At the recent ACT Expo in Long Beach, California, Cummins debuted its 15-liter hydrogen engine.

Honda Prologue EV, Kia electric vans, Ioniq 5 and EV6 recalled: Today’s Car News

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Electrify America is going big on solar to offset its charging network. Honda teased its Prologue electric SUV. Kia and Hyundai are recalling some of their latest and greatest EVs to the dealership due to a software issue. And Kia sees electric vans are part of the mobility future.