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Major deposits of rare earth elements reported at Ramaco’s Brook Mine in Wyoming

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In association with researchers from the Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) and analysts at mining consultancy Weir International, metallurgical coal producer Ramaco Resources released an independent Exploration Target report with technical assessment of rare earth elements (REE) found at its Brook Mine in Wyoming. Following eighteen months of extensive core drilling and independent chemical analysis, NETL researchers and Ramaco now believe that the Brook Mine pr

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Survey: Growing portion of US shoppers are rejecting EVs

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Despite strong EV sales growth, the ratio of U.S. car shoppers uninterested in buying an EV is increasing, according to a new J.D. Power survey. "Top-line metrics on overall EV market share, availability and affordability have been on a long-term upward trend," J.D. Power said in a statement, "but beneath those headline numbers we are starting to.

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Tesla places $227M+ order for Cybertruck parts from South Korea

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Tesla ordered Cybertruck parts worth more than $227 million from Seoyon E-Hwa. The South Korean company confirmed the order recently. Seoyon E-Hwa is part of KOSPI or the Korean Composite Stock Price Indexes. KOSPI is a series of indexes tracking the overall Korean Stock Exchange. Seoyon E-Hwa manufactures automotive interior parts such as door panels, bumpers, seats, headliners, rear parcel shelves, package trays, screen assemblies, and pillar posts.

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Boulder, Colorado, Buys First Electric Fire Engine

CleanTechnica EVs

Here at CleanTechnica, we cover electric buses a lot. The stories generally aren’t that interesting, largely because we’re covering the buses themselves, and not the occupants. In some cities, you’re practically guaranteed to never be bored on a bus (and that may or may not be a good thing).

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How serious is Norway about climate change? So much that its streetlights self-dim

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Stanford researchers make ammonia from air and water microdroplets

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Stanford researchers, with a colleague from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, have developed a simple and environmentally sound way to make ammonia with tiny droplets of water and nitrogen from the air. An open-access paper on their work is published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Water (H 2 O) microdroplets are sprayed onto a magnetic iron oxide (Fe 3 O 4 ) and Nafion-coated graphite mesh using compressed N 2 or air as the nebulizing gas.

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Lordstown indicates Foxconn may be backing out of deal

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Lordstown Motors on Monday warned that Taiwan's Foxconn may be looking to back out of a crucial funding deal that would keep the electric truck maker running—and that it might go bankrupt if the issue isn't resolved. In a regulatory filing first reported by CNBC, Lordstown said it received a letter from Foxconn on April 21 alleging that the.

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Timber! The World’s First Wooden Transistor

Cars That Think

Transistors inside modern computer chips are several nanometers across, and switch on and off at hundreds of gigahertz. Organic electrochemical transistors, made for biodegradable applications, are milimeters in size and switch at kilohertz rates. The world’s first wooden transistor, made by a collaboration of researchers through the Wallenberg Wood Science Center and reported this week in Publications of the National Academy of Sciences , is 3 centimeters across and switches at less than one He

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Bosch to acquire US chipmaker TSI Semiconductors, invest $1.5B in Roseville site

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Bosch is expanding its semiconductor business with silicon carbide chips. The technology company plans to acquire assets of the US chipmaker TSI Semiconductors, based in Roseville, California. With a workforce of 250, the company is a foundry for application-specific integrated circuits, or ASICs. Currently, it mainly develops and produces large volumes of chips on 200-millimeter silicon wafers for applications in the mobility, telecommunications, energy, and life sciences industries.

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Saab braintrust created Emily GT electric car, now mothballed

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An electric sedan prototype developed by failed Saab savior NEVS, showcasing in-wheel motors, has surfaced in the wake of the company's shutdown. NEVS bought the remains of Saab after the Swedish automaker went bankrupt in 2011. It once planned to launch a series of four electric vehicles for China, all built on the Phoenix platform that was going.

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The US offshore wind’s pipeline is now 51+ GW – here’s where it’s happening

Electrek

The US offshore wind industry’s rapidly growing pipeline is made up of 51,377 megawatts (MW) of expected capacity, according to a new report from the American Clean Power Association. more… The post The US offshore wind’s pipeline is now 51+ GW – here’s where it’s happening appeared first on Electrek.

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Faurecia and Accenture partner on products and services for connected and autonomous vehicles

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Meet Mr. Internet: Vint Cerf

Cars That Think

It was June 1973. For the past three months, Vint Cerf and Bob Kahn had been working together on a problem Kahn had been pondering for some time: how to connect ground-based military computers seamlessly to communications satellites and mobile radios. The ARPANET and the way it handled communications was already well established. But extending it to handle multiple networks—whose reliability couldn’t be taken for granted—was a different story.

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Shell Starship 3.0 to use Cummins X15N natural gas engine running on RNG

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At ACT Expo in Anaheim, Shell announced that Shell Starship 3.0 will be updated with a Cummins X15N natural gas engine ( earlier post ) that will run on Shell Renewable Natural Gas (RNG). Demonstration runs will be conducted this summer. The Starship initiative, launched in 2018, is intended to demonstrate how a Class 8 truck’s energy usage can be reduced by harnessing currently available energy-efficient technologies and lubricants.

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Review: 2023 Toyota Prius looks like an electric sequel but fits the hybrid franchise

Green Car Reports

Recently having a 2023 Toyota Prius for a week, for up-close scrutiny and drive time, reminded me of the big Hollywood movie franchises that help keep us entertained across decades and generations. Just like all the movies to come from Star Wars, James Bond, Marvel, or Fast and Furious, there may be fresh faces, a futuristic new look, some new.

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Get a Tesla if you want to learn about AI trying to kill you, says Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak

Electrek

Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak had some harsh words for Tesla’s self-driving effort; he said in an interview that people who want to study “AI trying to kill you” should “get a Tesla.” more… The post Get a Tesla if you want to learn about AI trying to kill you, says Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak appeared first on Electrek.

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ExxonMobil announces 6th oil discovery offshore Guyana with Ranger-1; Guyana may move from non-producer to regional powerhouse

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Starlink Twitter account hints at growth & potential IPO [Opinion]

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SpaceX started a Starlink Twitter account, allowing it to update the public on the company’s progress. Starlink’s Twitter account hints at the service’s growth and potential initial public offering opportunity. Starlink’s Twitter bio reads: “Internet from space for human on Earth. Engineered by @SpaceX.” #MayThe4thBeWithYou pic.twitter.com/qsmXBQg594 — Starlink (@Starlink) May 4, 2023 As of this writing, Starlink has a gold checkmark and two posts.

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ZF introduces electric high speed air compressor for fuel-cells in partnership with Liebherr

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ZF’s Commercial Vehicle Solutions (CVS) division has introduced a new high-speed electric air compressor for fuel cells. ZF also announced this to be an exclusive development agreement with the Liebherr Group’s Aerospace & Transportation product segment. The partners will develop advanced fuel cell air compressor systems for their respective customer bases, with ZF exclusively equipping commercial vehicles.

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Hyundai Ioniq 5 goes sideways with e-Corner tech, in-wheel motors

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Hyundai’s affiliate technology supplier, Hyundai Mobis, has shown its e-Corner modular steering and propulsion system for EVs in real-world testing, and it’s just released a bit more about what the system will allow dynamically. Put simply, it could dramatically change the maneuverability of electrified urban vehicles, driven or not.

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NIO says it’s not afraid of Tesla and will challenge VW with affordable EVs in Europe

Electrek

In an increasingly competitive electric car market, EV startup NIO believes it’s well-positioned to hit its goal of becoming profitable this year. NIO is set to launch two new brands, one of which will be aimed at VW in Europe with a starting price below 30,000 euros (about $33,165), but the EV startup has other plans to take on Tesla. more… The post NIO says it’s not afraid of Tesla and will challenge VW with affordable EVs in Europe appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla crushes yet another Supercharger milestone

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Tesla has reached a global Supercharger placement milestone after expanding in key markets, making it easier than ever to charge your Tesla. For those who have never driven an electric vehicle, one of the primary concerns of EV ownership is access to charging no matter where they would like to go. Now, Tesla has announced that it is one step closer to thoroughly addressing this concern, if it hasn’t already , as it announced on Twitter that it now operates over 5,000 Supercharger sites glo

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Electrogenic introduces plug-and-play EV conversion kit for the Classic Mini

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British EV technology company Electrogenic, known for its classic car EV conversions, has expanded its range of drop-in conversion kits with a cost-effective plug and play solution to electrify the classic Mini.Electrogenic’s kit converts the automotive icon to electric drive from just £15,000 (US$18,800) plus VAT. Electrogenic’s range of drop-in packages already includes UK-developed solutions for automotive icons such as the Land Rover Defender, Jaguar E-Type, classic Porsche 911 and Triumph S

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Redesigned 2025 Mini Cooper Electric adds driving range, space

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The next-generation electric Mini will add more space, and potentially more driving range, in an upcoming redesign, the brand revealed Thursday. The redesigned Mini Cooper Electric, as it's referred to in a press release from Mini parent BMW, is expected to arrive for the 2025 model year. In addition to a replacement for the current Mini Cooper.

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Daimler Truck launches RIZON medium-duty electric trucks in the United States

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The Daimler Truck group announced the launch of a line of electric trucks in the US market under the new brand name RIZON. RIZON delivers customer-focused zero-emission trucks and mobility solutions from one of the world’s largest and most experienced commercial vehicle manufacturers, Daimler Truck. RIZON’s identity is rooted in the brand’s commitment to form […] The post Daimler Truck launches RIZON medium-duty electric trucks in the United States appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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Tesla Model S Plaid faces its toughest drag race opponent yet

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A Tesla Model S has taken on a highly modified Audi R8, producing nearly 1,400 horsepower, in one of the closest drag races yet. Thanks to its incredible off-the-line speed, the Tesla Model S, specifically the Model S Plaid, has become an icon within the drag racing world. Not only does the Tesla easily crush essentially every sedan available on the market today, but it takes some of the most expensive one-of-one hypercars to come even close.

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REE Automotive unveils P7-C Chassis Cab; new addition to P7 electric truck lineup

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REE Automotive revealed P7-C, a Class 4 chassis cab offering a new cabin design built on REE’s P7 modular electric platform. ( Earlier post.) The P7-C is a Class 4 chassis cab designed to meet the requirements for the Inflation Reduction Act incentives, which are more substantial for EVs Class 4 and above and meets market demand for the ability to simplify vocational upfits.

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Fisker plans to bring swappable batteries to Ocean EV by 2024

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The Fisker Ocean electric SUV will get swappable batteries from startup Ample by 2024, Fisker announced Tuesday. But the partnership will target fleets initially. "With today’s announcement drivers can now look forward to a combination of award-winning design and affordability in the Fisker Ocean," a company release said, "powered by the.

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Volvo showcases electric excavator, begins testing ahead of commercial sales next year

Electrek

Volvo Construction Equipment is kicking off a series of testing programs in North America with its mid-size EC230 Electric excavator and partner WM (formerly known as Waste Management). The 23-ton machine is designed to run the same operations as a diesel equivalent and represents a major shift in zero-emissions construction equipment. more… The post Volvo showcases electric excavator, begins testing ahead of commercial sales next year appeared first on Electrek.

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The Boring Company gets approval for more stations in Las Vegas

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The Boring Company (TBC) received approval from Clark County for 18 additional stops for the Vegas Loop, the company’s expansive tunneling system throughout Sin City. In March, Teslarati reported that TBC submitted applications to increase the size of the Vegas Loop to 65 miles of tunnels with 69 stations. Recently Clark County Nevada announced the commissioners approval for 18 new stations accounting for 25 miles of tunnels.

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Cintas orders 30 additional electric delivery vans from Motiv Power Systems

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Motiv Power Systems announced a new vehicle order from Cintas for 30 additional advanced zero-emission all-electric delivery vans. Motiv’s expanded relationship with Cintas follows the successful pilot of seven Motiv-powered vehicles across three states in 2022. ( Earlier post.) The new order of 30 Motiv trucks will be deployed on existing Cintas routes.

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Daimler plans $650M US charging and hydrogen network for big rigs

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Daimler Truck North America announced a $650 million joint venture to develop charging and hydrogen-fueling infrastructure for medium-duty and heavy-duty commercial trucks. Called Greenlane, the joint venture was started in 2022 by Daimler, utility NextEra Energy Resources, and investment firm BlackRock Alternatives. It plans to add charging.

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Alfa Romeo introducing larger electric SUV to the US because ‘Tesla is kicking everyone’s ass’

Electrek

Italian luxury automaker Alfa Romeo is gearing up for an all-electric future by 2027. The company plans to release its first electric car next year, followed by its first dedicated EV in 2025. Meanwhile, Alfa Romeo has more significant plans to take on Tesla in North America, including plans for a larger electric SUV in 2027. more… The post Alfa Romeo introducing larger electric SUV to the US because ‘Tesla is kicking everyone’s ass’ appeared first on Electrek.

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Elon Musk predicts Starship will be ready for another launch in just 6-8 weeks

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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk noted that it would likely take about six to eight weeks to get the infrastructure prepared before Starship could launch again, at least from a pad standpoint. Musk shared the update in a recent Twitter Spaces conversation. During the Twitter Spaces session, Elon Musk noted that the outcome of the Starship flight test was generally in line with his expectations and perhaps even slightly exceeded them.

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LEVC launches new EV modular platform; transitioning from taxi-maker to e-mobility solutions provider

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LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) launched its new new pure electric vehicle technology that it intends to support the company’s transformation from a taxi manufacturerto a leading provider of e-mobility solutions. LEVC’s new EV platform—Space Oriented Architecture (SOA)—co-developed with Geely Holding Group is modular and scaleable.

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CarMax: Owners trading in Civic for Model 3, Prius for Leaf

Green Car Reports

Consumer interest in used EVs is on the rise, with some of the most popular gasoline cars getting traded in for EVs, according to data compiled by retailer CarMax. Search traffic for terms containing "electric" on CarMax's website doubled between February 2022 and February 2023, with a peak 5.6% of searches containing "electric," in October 2022.

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BYD Unleashes The Seagull In China — And Its Cheaper Than A Petrol-Powered Honda Fit!

CleanTechnica EVs

Earlier this month, BYD launched the updated Qin Plus EV. It comes with a high-efficiency heat pump as standard. The electric motor has been upgraded to 150 kW. So, you can get a full BEV with a heat pump, with a 150 kW motor, and with a 57.

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