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DHL Express deploys nearly 100 new Lightning Electric delivery vans in US

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Following a successful initial pilot program using nine Lightning Electric Ford Transit 350HD electric vans in the US late last year, DHL Express plans to deploy the remaining 89 electric vehicles this year in New York and California.

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Making EV batteries the body: Researchers claim a tech breakthrough

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Technology that allows vehicle body shells to serve as batteries may be a step closer to reality. Researchers at the Chalmers University of Technology claim to have produced a working "structural battery" that can both hold a charge and, as the name says, act as part of a vehicle's structure.

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CHAdeMO to CCS adapter

DIY Electric Car

CHAdeMO to Combo 1 adapter, CHAdeMO to Combo 2 adapter, Our official website : www.electway-charger.com. Parts Vendors

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US says it will cut the cost of solar by 60% in a decade

Electrek

The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced yesterday that it intends to “cut the cost of solar energy by 60% within the next 10 years, in addition to nearly $128 million in funding to lower costs, improve performance, and speed the deployment of solar energy technologies.”

Boeing’s Insitu advances its fuel cell technology; LH2 fueling

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Insitu, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, announced new details about its latest efforts to advance hydrogen fuel-cell propulsion for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).

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Lawmakers seek 60% EVs by 2030, restoring Obama-era emissions standards through 2025

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The Biden administration isn’t likely to announce a comprehensive policy for electric vehicles—or for fuel economy and emissions—for a few months yet.

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A Canadian wanting to learn about car conversions

DIY Electric Car

I'm a retired vintage car restorer and have one last car I want to convert to electric. A 1949 Riley Roadster. I'm looking to give it nice power with at least a 250 Km range. Any help, thoughts or prayers would be welcomed. Jorgen. New Member Introductions

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Novel membrane-free Mg-CO2 battery sequesters CO2 and generates electricity

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Researchers at the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) have designed a membrane-free (MF) Mg-CO 2 battery as an advanced approach to sequester CO 2 emissions by generating electricity and value-added chemicals without any harmful by-products.

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Rivian charging network: A backcountry counterpart to the Tesla Supercharger juggernaut?

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Colorado’s 42 state parks, remote as they might be, will all soon be getting at least a couple of Level 2 electric-vehicle charging connectors.

Kelly Controller CAN

DIY Electric Car

Hey guys, I am an newbie when it comes to motor controllers. I was wondering if anyone had any luck connecting their motor controller to CAN through arduino. I'm currently in the design phase so I have yet to actual get my hands on the parts. If anyone has any advice with CAN, please let me know.

Daymak unveils its ‘world’s fastest’ 3-wheeled 2-seater electric car, opens pre-orders

Electrek

Canadian electric vehicle manufacturer Daymak is following up on its announcement of a series of new electric vehicles with the unveiling of its first three-wheeled electric car, the Daymak Spiritus.

Renault Trucks to offer an electric range for each market segment from 2023

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Volvo Group’s subsidiary Renault Trucks is pursuing its investment in electric mobility. From 2023, an all-electric Renault Trucks offer will be available for each segment, namely distribution, construction and long distance.

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Tesla saves more range at 0% than other EVs, test finds

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When an electric car's range estimate reads zero miles, there's often still a few miles of range left. This range buffer is more than just a few miles in Tesla models, though—and considerably more than those of other makes—Edmunds found in a recent comparison test.

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For Sale: em57 leaf motor couplers

DIY Electric Car

Hello everyone! im over in the openinverter forums but thought i might post this here as might be helpful to others. About a year ago I scored a great deal on a gen2 leaf motor, which changed my ev plans.

EV Freedom Bill Unshackled

EV Club of CT

Transportation Committee Vote Moves Bill to Full Chamber The Transportation Committee, by a vote of 26 to 10, moved SB 127 to the full chamber. There were several legislators who voted in favor of the. Read more.

Geely Auto forms new premium electric car company Zeekr; SEA EV architecture

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Geely Auto Group (Geely Auto) officially announced the widely reported formation of Zeekr—a new electric mobility technology and solutions company based in China that will serve growing global demand for premium electric vehicles.

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Fully electric Jeep Wrangler concept explores brand’s off-road EV identity

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Jeep has said that battery-electric models are in the brand’s future. Yet the fully electric Jeep Wrangler first shown Monday is what amounts to a concept truck at the early idea stage.

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V6 6ah cells

DIY Electric Car

These are similar to the V41 cells we have been selling. They are smaller, 6ah cells @ 3.7vdc. There are 35 in a box, $75 a box. Only sold in full boxes. Plus shipping. Only shipping in the continental US. Classifieds

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This real-world e-bike testing reveals the truth about pedal assist electric bicycle exercise

Electrek

The idea that electric bicycles are “cheating” has long since been written off.

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Mercedes-Benz starts production of battery systems for the new EQS and expands EV expertise

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Mercedes-Benz has started producing high-performance batteries for its all-electric luxury EQS at its Stuttgart-Hedelfingen plant, as part of the Untertürkheim location in Germany, ahead of the sedan’s world premiere on 15 April 2021.

Lightning eMotors taps Proterra batteries for commercial electric vans

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Lightning eMotors, a Colorado-based company that offers electric conversions for commercial vans is partnering with electric-bus maker Proterra to electrify commercial vans.

Should I grind off the flywheel counterweights?

DIY Electric Car

My engine is (or was) externally balanced. Meaning there's counterweights on the flywheel to balance the engine components and prevent vibrations etc. Of course this isn't needed with an electric motor since there's no combustion. Should I grind off these tiny weights?

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15 Tesla Semi electric trucks are expected to be delivered to PepsiCo this year

Electrek

PepsiCo says that it is expecting 15 Tesla Semi electric trucks by the end of the year, giving us better insights into Tesla’s plan to produce and deliver the electric truck.

Start of production for Audi Q4 e-tron in Zwickau

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Production of the Audi Q4 e-tron has finally started in Zwickau. The fully electric compact model is the first electric SUV to be produced by Audi in Germany.

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First drive review: 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV is a better Bolt

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It occurs to me as I’m cruising down the highway, hands folded in my lap and eyes trained on the road ahead, that what I’m sitting in may have unwittingly committed a bit of fratricide.

Dual potentiometers or no?

DIY Electric Car

Hi all, I am beginning an EV conversion with a mini cooper from the early 2000s (I'm still trying to choose which year I want but I know it's going to be a model from 2002 - 2010) and I'm trying to make my first purchase for either one or two potentiometers.

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Tesla claims EPA range can be achieved on its electric cars by draining battery beyond zero-mile range

Electrek

In response to an independent range test, Tesla has reportedly claimed that the EPA range on its vehicles can be achieved by draining the battery pack beyond the zero-mile displayed range.

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Researchers and industry present interim results of the MethanQuest project

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The flagship project MethanQuest was launched in September 2018, and on it a total of 29 partners from research, industry and the energy sector have come together to work on processes for producing hydrogen and methane from renewables and for using them to achieve climate-neutral mobility and power generation.

Mercedes starts making 108-kwh battery pack for EQS flagship electric sedan

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Mercedes-Benz has started producing 108-kilowatt-hour battery packs for its EQS flagship sedan, which the automaker plans to unveil April 15.

Electric Motor for my Draco 2500 25ft Sports Cruiser

DIY Electric Car

So, have the boat, just the shell, no engine at all, in the past these were powered by 2 x 140 HP Mercury 3,0 engines (170kW).

The US Energy Department wants to loan $43B for EV and clean energy projects

Electrek

US Department of Energy secretary Jennifer Granholm announced earlier this month that she will revive the agency’s Loan Programs Office (LPO), which funded Tesla.

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New ICCT study finds low-cost carriers driving 90% of US airline CO2 emissions growth

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A new study by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) on aviation fuel burn and associated greenhouse gas emissions has found that overall fuel burn and, therefore, CO 2 emissions from US airlines increased by 7% from 2005 to 2019.

California senators push Biden to start phasing out gasoline vehicle sales

Green Car Reports

Could the Biden Administration set a date for the retirement of internal combustion passenger vehicles?

Looking to do a Ev Conversion on my Mazda B2200

DIY Electric Car

I have an extra b2200 laying around and looking into potentially converting it into electric. After seeing this video on youtube. I've decided I want to take this idea and run with it.

Elon Musk deletes tweet alluding to Tesla becoming world’s biggest company ‘in just a few months’

Electrek

Elon Musk has deleted a tweet in which he alluded to Tesla potentially becoming the world’s biggest company “in just a few months.”

PNNL biocrude-to-diesel demo passes 2,000-hour catalyst stability milestone

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A large-scale demonstration converting biocrude to renewable diesel fuel has passed a significant test, operating for more than 2,000 hours continuously without losing effectiveness.

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In pivot to electric trucks, will Detroit automakers have a manufacturing advantage?

Green Car Reports

The Tesla Model S took established automakers by surprise, allowing Tesla to carve out a niche in the marketplace. But things might be different with the upcoming crop of electric pickup trucks from Tesla and others, according to a Bloomberg analysis.