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Kawasaki’s liquefied hydrogen carrier departs to pick up first cargo

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Kawasaki Heavy Industries’ Suiso Frontier , the world’s first liquefied hydrogen carrier, has left Japan to pick up its first hydrogen cargo in Australia. A return to Japan is expected around late February.

Nio ET5: China's sporty-looking Model 3 rival offers battery swapping, claims range beyond 600 miles

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The Nio ET5 is the Chinese automaker's latest EV, and is shaping up to be a Tesla Model 3 rival in its home market.

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Scotland missed 100% clean electricity consumption in 2020 by only 1.4%

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In 2011, Scotland set a target of reaching 100% clean electricity consumption in 2020. And last year, the country almost reached its target – 98.6% of gross electricity consumption came from renewable sources, according to the Scottish government’s December energy statement.

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Tesla Model Y Performance trims spotted leaving Gigafactory Berlin

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Tesla Model Y Performance variants were spotted on vehicle haulers in Germany, leaving the soon-to-be-approved production facility the automaker plans to open near Berlin in early 2022.

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Tesco launching UK’s first commercial electric heavy-duty tractor-trailer trucks

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Tesco is launching the UK’s first commercially used fully electric heavy-duty freight articulated (tractor-trailer as opposed to rigid) trucks.

Goodyear targets road noise with replacement tire for Tesla, other EVs

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Electric vehicles need tires that were designed with different priorities. And this past week another big player in tires, Goodyear, is recognizing that—with its first North American-market replacement tire specifically designed for EVs.

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Tesla in 2022 is going to be about growth and battery cells

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When I think about what Tesla’s upcoming 2022 year is going to look like, I think it will revolve around growth, much like 2021. But there will also be a renewed focus on securing battery cells in an even more competitive landscape.

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Austria’s biggest carrier orders first 5 Solaris hydrogen buses under framework agreement; option for up to 40

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ÖBB Postbus in Austria has ordered five hydrogen buses from Solaris. has landed a deal with Solaris for the delivery of five hydrogen buses. The hydrogen-fueled vehicles will be deployed in the picturesque city of Villach in south-east Austria.

Lightyear Two: More affordable solar-supplemented EV coming in 2025 with subscription options

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The Lightyear One solar-supplemented electric car hasn't started production, but its Dutch maker is already planning a second, more-affordable model.

Riding your electric bike this winter? Read these important tips from the experts first!

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Did you just get a new e-bike for the holidays? Or have you already been riding all year but now find yourself met with the cold new reality of winter e-biking? Here are tips from several e-bike manufacturers to get the most out of your e-bike and your winter riding experience.

Tesla’s Elon Musk exercises all of his TSLA stock options that will expire in 2022

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Tesla ( NASDAQ:TSLA ) CEO Elon Musk has effectively exercised all of his TSLA options that are poised to expire next year. This may signal an end to Musk’s efforts to offload some of his TSLA holdings, which triggered a fall in the share price of the premier electric vehicle maker. .

China’s largest electric two-wheel vehicle manufacturer adopts Nidec in-wheel motor

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Nidec Corporation announced that its in-wheel motor has been adopted for the first time for ???01(Huan 01(Huan Dian Shou 01), an electric motorcycle released by Yadea Group Holdings Ltd. in October 2021.

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Report: Hyundai stops developing internal combustion engines

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Hyundai Motor Group is winding down development of internal combustion engines, The Korea Economic Daily reported last week.

NYPD buys 184 Ford Mustang Mach-E, approves option to buy 250 Tesla Model 3s

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New York City is closing out the year with a big electrification move as it adds 184 Ford Mustang Mach-E electric SUVs to its fleet and it approves the option to buy 250 Tesla Model 3 electric sedans. Most of the vehicles are going to the NYPD and other emergency service departments.

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Tesla Model X Plaid deliveries are starting, and its first owner reviews are in

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It took a long time, but customer deliveries of the Model X Plaid have started. And based on initial reviews of customers who have taken delivery of the vehicle, it appears that the flagship all-electric crossover is just as practical as ever.

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Northvolt assembles first lithium-ion battery cell at Swedish gigafactory

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Northvolt has assembled the first battery cell at the newly commissioned Ett gigafactory in northern Sweden. The cell is the first to have been fully designed, developed and assembled at a gigafactory by a homegrown European battery company.

Citroën turns Ami electric microcar into safari-chic vacation plaything

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With its tidy proportions and low top speed, the Citroën Ami electric microcar seems most at home in urban areas. But the French automaker recently reimagined the Ami for a more rugged environment.

The largest solar farm in Kentucky will be built on a former coal mine

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A 200 megawatt (MW) solar farm will be built on a former coal mine in eastern Kentucky. It will be the largest solar project in Kentucky and will provide employment opportunities for former coal workers.

Three reasons Tesla will continue to go higher in ’22, according to one of its biggest bulls

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Tesla will close out 2021 with record figures for its production and deliveries, continuing a streak that has dated back to 2012.

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Vaekstfonden and DEUTZ AG invest €15M in methanol fuel cell company Blue World Technologies

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Vaekstfonden, the Danish Growth Fund, and the German engine manufacturer DEUTZ AG, are investing €15 million in methanol fuel cell company Blue World Technologies. The aim is to bring the company’s green fuel cell products and solutions to the global market.

Here's why EV charging stations might not be as convenient as gas stations anytime soon

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One of the biggest obstacles to mass EV adoption is that charging an electric car isn't as convenient as filling up with gasoline. And charging might not meet that level of convenience anytime soon.

Elon Musk: Tesla Bot could develop a unique personality and become a companion

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Elon Musk says that he is considering Tesla Bot becoming more than just a humanoid robot to perform useful tasks but to have it potentially develop a unique personality and be a companion. He says Tesla Bot could make an “incredible buddy like C3PO or R2D2.”

SpaceX closes out 2021 with $1.85 billion in new funding

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On the eve of the last day of 2021, SEC filings show that SpaceX has secured another $337 million, bringing the total funding the company has raised this year to approximately $1.85 billion.

TuSimple successfully completes driver-out, fully autonomous semi-truck 80-mile run on open public roads

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TuSimple, a global autonomous driving technology company, successfully completed the first fully autonomous semi-truck run on open public roads without a human in the vehicle and without human intervention.

Chrysler Airflow Concept will lead brand's EV strategy, debut January 5

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Stellantis will unveil an electric Chrysler Airflow concept at the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) January 5 to showcase its EV strategy.

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The US saw record wind turbine capacity installation in 2020

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More wind power capacity was installed in the US than any other generating technology in both 2019 and 2020, according to the US Energy Information Administration ( EIA ). UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates.

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Tesla’s V11 UI changes are receiving strong critical feedback from drivers

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Tesla’s 2021 Holiday Update included a number of key changes to the user experience of the company’s vehicles.

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JAIST researchers develop promising anode material for ultrafast charging

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To overcome the slow charging times of conventional lithium-ion batteries, scientists from Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) have developed a new anode material for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) that allows for ultrafast charging.

VW ID.4 will get Plug and Charge convenience soon with OTA update, bidirectional capability later

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The Volkswagen ID.4 will soon get Plug and Charge capability in the United States, and may get bidirectional charging as well. VW confirmed both features for the European market in a press release earlier this month.

Hyundai pauses Genesis hydrogen fuel cell project just days after ending ICE engines

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Hyundai has suspended development of their Genesis hydrogen fuel cell vehicle indefinitely, according to Chosun Ilbo. The news comes hot on the heels of Hyundai announcing an end to internal combustion engine development.

Tesla 2021 Holiday Update rolls out to legacy Model S and Model X

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When Tesla recently conducted the initial rollout of its 2021 Holiday Update , electric vehicle owners were quick to point out that pre-refresh Model S and Model X vehicles were seemingly left out. This was quite unfortunate since Software Version 11.0

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Girteka Logistics becomes one of the first companies to be recognized as a Green Carrier by DHL

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The largest asset-based transportation company in Europe, Girteka Logistics, was one of the first road freight transport companies to be given the Green Carrier Certificate by one of its partners, DHL. Earlier post.)

Audi shows how it could add urban EV charging options with modular stations, lounges

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Audi recently unveiled a new way to add urban charging options, based around modular "hubs" that include charging stations and airport-like lounges.

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Tesla (TSLA) issues recalls on almost half a million Model 3 and Model S vehicles

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Tesla (TSLA) has issued two recalls on almost half a million Model 3 and Model S vehicles. The fixes are small, but it will still put a strain on its service team. more… The post Tesla (TSLA) issues recalls on almost half a million Model 3 and Model S vehicles appeared first on Electrek.

Tesla’s Elon Musk confirms V11 UI improvements after receiving owners’ feedback

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It appears that Tesla and its software development team have heard the feedback from electric vehicle owners following the release of Software V11 and its updated user interface.

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NIO ET5 EV AI features built on four NVIDIA DRIVE Orin SOCs

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Chin-based EV maker NIO recently unveiled its fifth mass-production model, the ET5 ( earlier post ). The mid-size sedan’s AI features are powered by the NIO Adam supercomputer, built on four NVIDIA DRIVE Orin systems-on-a-chip (SoCs), achieving a total of more than 1,000 TOPS of performance.

2017-2019 Hyundai Ioniq Electric recalled for rare unintended-acceleration issue

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A recall of 2,679 Hyundai Ioniq Electric hatchbacks from model years 2017-2019 is underway to address a potential unintended-acceleration issue.