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DOE awards $22.1M to 10 nuclear technology projects including clean hydrogen production

Green Car Congress

The US Department of Energy (DOE) awarded $22.1 million to 10 industry-led projects to advance nuclear technologies, including two aimed at expanding clean hydrogen production with nuclear energy. The other projects include efforts to bring a microreactor design closer to deployment, tackle nuclear regulatory hurdles, improve operations of existing reactors, and facilitate new advanced reactor developments.

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Toyota and Hyundai broaden fuel-cell semi plans for US

Green Car Reports

Toyota and Hyundai this week announced plans to broaden their respective U.S. hydrogen fuel-cell semi truck projects. The Japanese automaker has been collaborating with truck maker PACCAR for several years on fuel-cell test vehicles, but on Tuesday it an announced an expansion of the joint effort aimed at pushing fuel-cell trucks toward.

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A Fire Truck for EV Battery Fires

CleanTechnica EVs

This is an interesting one. Electric vehicles catch fire less frequently than gas-powered vehicles. However, if they do catch fire, their battery fires are a bit different and can take a long time to put out. They can also reignite if not put out adequately.

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Tesla FSD Beta 11.4.1 rolling out to customers

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Tesla FSD Beta 11.4.1 is rolling out to customers right in time to test it over the weekend. Only a few Tesla FSD Beta testers have reported downloading update version 11.4.1. Tesla will likely roll out the update to more Beta testers over the next few days. FSD Beta V11.4.1’s release notes were rolled out yesterday before customers downloaded them.

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

emissions global warming Norway climate change carbon dioxide youtube lighting

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Mercedes-Benz Vans launching eCitan electric small van

Green Car Congress

Mercedes-Benz Vans is launching its electric small van for inner-city delivery and service operations—the eCitan—as a Panel Van with a choice of two lengths: the 4498 mm compact version and the 4922 mm long version. As a Tourer (combined power consumption: 19.16 kWh/100 km) for commercial passenger transport, it will initially be available as a compact version, with the long version appearing at a slightly later date.

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Review: Don't buy the 2023 Vinfast VF 8 City Edition

Green Car Reports

In April of last year Green Car Reports went to Vietnam for an early preview of the Vinfast VF 8 prototype. After a quick spin on a test track, it was obvious the mid-size electric SUV needed some serious time in the oven before it might be fully ready for U.S. consumers. After just over 365 days of additional baking, the knife still isn’t.

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Tesla Model 3 Highland spotted with significant interior changes

Teslarati

A Tesla Model 3 Highland test vehicle was spotted on the Fremont test track, and significant interior design changes were spotted in the process. While the Model 3 is no longer Tesla’s best-selling vehicle, it is still a key sales contributor and the better option for customers looking for something smaller, more sporty, or more affordable. Now, as the Model 3’s next-generation looms in the not-so-distant future , a next-generation test vehicle has been spotted in testing on the Frem

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Volvo Trucks testing hydrogen-powered electric trucks on public roads above the Arctic Circle

Green Car Congress

Volvo Trucks is now testing hydrogen-powered electric trucks on public roads above the Arctic Circle in northern Sweden; ice, wind and lots of snow make an ideal testing environment. Trucks are operating seven days a week and in all types of weather. The harsh conditions on public roads in northern Sweden, with ice, wind and lots of snow, make an ideal testing environment.

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"Plug and play" kit for classic Mini electric starts under $20,000

Green Car Reports

The UK firm Electrogenic is launching an EV conversion kit for the classic Mini that the company claims will bolt directly in. Due to go on sale this fall, the kit will retail for 15,000 pounds—equivalent to about $19,000 at current exchange rates—before the cost of a donor car. Keeping in mind that $30,000 is generally considered a.

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Sweden is building the world’s first permanent electric road that charges moving EVs

Electrek

Sweden is building the world’s first permanent electric road that will charge EVs while they’re on the move. more… The post Sweden is building the world’s first permanent electric road that charges moving EVs 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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SpaceX successfully launches 51 Starlink satellites

Teslarati

SpaceX successfully launched 51 additional Starlink satellites today, bringing its grand total to 4,391. Launching from Vandenberg Space Force Base at 1:09 PM PT (20:09 UTC), Starlink group 2-9 took flight aboard the Falcon 9. This was a rare moment of no fog around the SLC-4E, one of the more picturesque launch pads in the world. With the on-time launch, this marks one of the quicker turnaround times of SLC-4E at just 12 days.

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ICCT study assesses infrastructure needed to support near term deployment of zero-emission Class 4-8 vehicles in US

Green Car Congress

A new study by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) assesses the near-term charging and refueling infrastructure needs for zero-emission Class 4-8 medium- and heavy-duty vehicles (MHDV) at the national and sub-national levels. Charger needs in 2025 and 2030 are projected based on zero-emission vehicle market growth, and priority locations are identified in key areas.

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Toyota teases future EV, plans three-row electric SUV by 2026

Green Car Reports

Toyota made a number of announcements that suggest it might be stepping up its electric vehicle strategy versus what has been previously announced. In an annual roundup of the company’s financial results presented on Wednesday, president and CEO Koji Sato stated that it plans to launch ten models ranging from luxury vehicles to compact cars.

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Tesla Cybertruck prototype spotted stuck in a field

Electrek

A Tesla Cybertruck prototype was spotted stuck in a field in rural Texas following the groundbreaking ceremony for Tesla’s new lithium refinery. more… The post Tesla Cybertruck prototype spotted stuck in a field 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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World BEV Sales Now 12% Of World Auto Sales

CleanTechnica EVs

Global plugin vehicle registrations were up 28% in March 2023 compared to March 2022. There were 1,097,000 registrations, making it the second best month ever for plugin electric vehicles, only behind December 2022. In the end, plugins represented 16% share of the overall auto market (12% BEV share alone).

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Researchers develop soft co-crystalline solid electrolyte for lithium-ion batteries

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Researchers led by a team at Temple University have developed a soft solid electrolyte—(Adpn) 2 LiPF 6 (Adpn, adiponitrile)—that exhibits high thermal and electrochemical stability and good ionic conductivity, overcoming several limitations of conventional organic and ceramic materials. A paper on their work is published in Nature Materials.

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Tesla revamps Referral Program with Cybertruck raffle

Teslarati

Tesla appears to have revamped its Referral Program, and it looks rather interesting. As noted by members of the Tesla community, the new Referral Program provides credits for vehicle purchases, as well as an exciting raffle for an early-edition Cybertruck. As stated by Tesla on the Referral Program’s support page , both existing and new owners are eligible to receive credits.

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Archer Aviation rolls out its first Midnight eVTOL ahead of summer launch

Electrek

Archer Aviation announced Thursday that the first Midnight eVTOL has gone through final assembly as it prepares to take flight this summer. more… The post Archer Aviation rolls out its first Midnight eVTOL ahead of summer launch appeared first on Electrek.

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Mini EVs Could Be An Important Step In The Transition To Electric Mobility

CleanTechnica EVs

When more affordable smartphones became a reality some years ago, they led to a complete revolution in the access to telecommunications and financial services sectors. Some of the major players in this revolution were very basic and affordable phones from some Chinese companies.

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Mercedes-Benz introducing EQT electric small van

Green Car Congress

Mercedes-Benz Vans is systematically electrifying all model series, including a range of sector-specific electric mobility solutions—also in the small van segment. The new EQT by Mercedes-EQ ( earlier post ) (combined power consumption (WLTP): 18.99 kWh/100 km) as a small van combines the variability and high-quality equipment level of the T-Class—its conventionally powered sister model—with the advantages of all-electric drive.

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Vint Cerf on 3 Mistakes He Made in TCP/IP

Cars That Think

Vint Cerf, the recipient of the 2023 IEEE Medal of Honor for “co-creating the Internet architecture and providing sustained leadership in its phenomenal growth in becoming society’s critical infrastructure,” didn’t have a perfect view of the Internet’s future. In hindsight, there are a few things he admits he got wrong. Here some of those mistakes, as recently told to IEEE Spectrum : 1) “I thought 32 bits ought to be enough for Internet addresses.

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Tesla’s giant 1 million car recall is literally a feature update

Electrek

The media is picking up what it is portraying as Tesla recalling over 1 million vehicles in China, but the so-called “recall” is literally a feature update. more… The post Tesla’s giant 1 million car recall is literally a feature update appeared first on Electrek.

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Hong Kong’s KMB Gets Next-Generation Enviro 500 EV Zero-Emission Double-Decker Buses

CleanTechnica EVs

The Kowloon Motor Bus Company (1933) Limited turned 90 years old in April, and managed to get a special treat as part of the 90th year anniversary celebrations. Alexander Dennis, a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc.

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Mercedes-Benz launches EQT small electric van

Electric Cars Report

Mercedes-Benz Vans has firmly anchored its leadership aspirations for electric mobility in its strategy, and is systematically electrifying all model series. This includes a range of sector-specific electric mobility solutions – also in the small van segment. The EQT by Mercedes-EQ as a small van combines the variability and high-quality equipment level of the T-Class […] The post Mercedes-Benz launches EQT small electric van appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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Comment on NIO gears up for tough stance on false rumors, sets up legal desk social media accounts by Lawrence

CN EV Post

It's unlikely that the NDRC would approve of a foreign maker's takeover of a market-listed, key EV start-up, like NIO. Furthermore, following the recent NIO bail-out, wouldn't the government investors have too much to lose?

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Electrek is proud to sponsor Formula Sun Grand Prix 2023, join us!

Electrek

Taking place in Topeka, Kansas, from June 27 through July 2 at Heartland Motorsports Park, this year’s Electrek Formula Sun Gran Prix puts an international group of 22+ school’s solar vehicle teams against each other in an on-track race. more… The post Electrek is proud to sponsor Formula Sun Grand Prix 2023, join us! appeared first on Electrek.

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Deploying Electric Buses At Airports Is Easy With This Tool

CleanTechnica EVs

As the U.S. aviation industry generates 2% of the nation’s carbon dioxide emissions and consumes 10% of transportation energy, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is leading the way to find pathways to sustainability, including through sustainable aviation fuels, electrification, and new transportation options for moving small groups in dense city centers.

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Seba says EV longevity and autonomy will cause global new car sales to plunge 75%

The Driven EV News

Stanford's Tony Seba says electric cars could hit 50% of new car sales in China this year, and EV longevity will result in a 75% reduction in global sales by 2030. The post Seba says EV longevity and autonomy will cause global new car sales to plunge 75% appeared first on The Driven.

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Comment on NIO asks its community for advice on pricing of new ES6 by Red Edwards

CN EV Post

NIO, NIO, NIO.you want to know what price to sell the ES6. Hold a RAFFLE or LOTTERY world WIDE and see how "quickly" the tickets sell out at DIFFERENT ES6 pricing levels. Start with a LOTTERY Target of $56,000 for 3 months, then $50,000, then $45,000.Then you'll figure out it DOESN'T"T matter what price.level you list your ES6 for. what MATTERS is HOW CHEAPLY can I GET one.

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Tesla achieves its goal of 5,000 Model Ys a week at Giga Texas

Electrek

Tesla has achieved its goal of producing 5,000 Model Y vehicles in a week at Gigafactory Texas, which was the original goal for volume production at the plant. more… The post Tesla achieves its goal of 5,000 Model Ys a week at Giga Texas appeared first on Electrek.

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The Volvo XC40 Tops The Battery-Electric Vehicle Charts in Q1 In South Africa

CleanTechnica EVs

Sales of battery-electric vehicles continue to show steady progress in South Africa. Battery-electric vehicle sales breached the 500 units per year mark in South Africa for the first time ever in 2022. Last year, 502 battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) were sold in South Africa, up from 218 in 2021.

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Tesla Police Fleet consisting of 20 cars takes over South Pasadena PD

Teslarati

A Tesla Police Fleet consisting of 20 cars, 10 Model Ys and 10 Model 3s, has taken over the South Pasadena Police Department, and Unplugged Performance has been tasked with replacing the force’s vehicles. Unplugged Performance worked with the South Pasadena Police Department to completely revolutionize its fleet, removing all internal combustion engine vehicles from its police force and replacing them with all-electric Teslas.

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An overview of the EU’s ambitions for offshore renewable energy

Innovation News Network

We explore the EU's offshore renewable energy ambitions and implications for the global transition to clean energy sources. The post An overview of the EU’s ambitions for offshore renewable energy appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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NIO ET5 Orion spotted as Porsche rivaling EV crossover ahead of 2024 debut

Electrek

NIO ’s new “ET5 Orion” electric crossover was spotted in Norway during a press shoot, and at a glance, you may mistake it for a Porsche. more… The post NIO ET5 Orion spotted as Porsche rivaling EV crossover ahead of 2024 debut appeared first on Electrek.

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