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Toyota Motor Europe invests in EODev to expand hydrogen solutions

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Toyota Motor Europe (TME) has become a direct shareholder in EODev ( Energy Observer Developments ). EODev—along with its partners—is positioning itself as a leading European designer, assembler and distributor zero-emission energy systems on an industrial scale.

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California considers electric-car V2G charging tech for grid stability

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The idea of using coordinated electric-car charging to stabilize the grid has been discussed for years, but is still in early stages of development. California regulators now hope to bring so-called "vehicle-to-grid" (V2G) technology into focus.

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First videos of The Boring Company’s working LVCC Loop in action emerge


The Boring Company’s Las Vegas Convention Center Loop is now complete, and the first batch of videos of the low-cost underground transport system in action have been shared online.

Elon Musk’s Boring Company Las Vegas Loop proves quite boring in first rides – no Autopilot yet


Elon Musk’s Boring Company has allowed the media a first look at the Las Vegas Loop, and it proved to be, well, quite boring. more… The post Elon Musk’s Boring Company Las Vegas Loop proves quite boring in first rides – no Autopilot yet appeared first on Electrek. Electrek

New Fraunhofer membrane technology enables co-transport of hydrogen and natural gas

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Researchers at the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft have developed a membrane technology for the energy-efficient and economic separation of hydrogen from natural gas.

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2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV: 300-mile electric off-road truck will cost $110,595 in Edition 1 form

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The 2024 Hummer EV SUV, introduced virtually Saturday during the NCAA’s Final Four tournament, essentially puts the ball in the court of the Ford Bronco, Jeep Wrangler, and every other die-hard off-road SUV.

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Tesla’s vehicle delivery numbers from China in March are insane


Tesla’s numbers from China last month have been reported, and they are nothing short of insane.

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SEI team finds heavy-duty battery-electric trucks more economically feasible than thought

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If fast charging is available, the competitiveness of battery electric trucks compared with diesel trucks can actually improve with larger trucks, according to a new study by Björn Nykvist and Olle Olsson from the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI).

Confirmed: 400-mile Chevy Silverado electric pickup will be built alongside GMC Hummer EV

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GM on Tuesday announced that the Chevrolet Silverado full-size pickup will be built in an all-electric version at its Hamtramck, Michigan plant. In the absence of other details, the automaker did reveal that the new model will offer more than 400 miles of EPA range.

SpaceX COO says Starlink is just five launches away from “full global connectivity”


The day before SpaceX aced its eighth Starlink launch in three months, President and COO Gwynne Shotwell implied that the company’s constellation of satellites could achieve “full [global] connectivity” just a handful of months from now.

Tesla updates Model 3 interior and increases prices again


Tesla has increased the price of Model 3 and Model Y again in the US – the automaker’s fourth price change in as many months this year. The price changes also come with a slight interior update.

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KAUST team devises electrically-driven membrane process for seawater lithium mining

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Researchers at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia have developed a continuous electrically-driven membrane process which successfully enriches lithium from seawater samples of the Red Sea by 43,000 times (i.e., from 0.21 to 9013.43

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Battery supplier SK Innovation won't be banned in the US after all

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South Korean battery firm SK Innovation (SKI) will be able to move ahead with plans for large-scale U.S. battery production, thanks to a favorable decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), Reuters first reported last week.

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Elon Musk’s NeuraLink releases video of monkey playing games with his mind


Elon Musk’s NeuraLink recently released a video of Pager, a nine-year-old Macaque, playing Pong with his mind. The video reveals how much progress NeuraLink has made since last year’s livestream event. . Pager had a NeuraLink implanted into his brain six weeks ago.

Exclusive: NIU announces launch details for RQi electric motorcycle; here’s the first look


In a surprise move, it turns out that NIU is planning to release the first version of its highly anticipated RQi electric motorcycle later this year. more… The post Exclusive: NIU announces launch details for RQi electric motorcycle; here’s the first look appeared first on Electrek.

Rio Tinto achieves battery-grade lithium production at Boron plant

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Rio Tinto has commenced production of battery-grade lithium from waste rock at a lithium demonstration plant at the Boron mine site in California.

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Nissan Ariya electric crossover is being tuned for each global market

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The Nissan Ariya is expected to start deliveries later this year, but in the meantime Nissan has released a short video highlighting chassis tuning for the 300-mile electric crossover. It features Ariya prototypes being tested at the automaker's Hokkaido proving ground in Japan.

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Tesla sales in Japan rise 1,300% year-over-year, propelled by a wave of Model 3 orders


Tesla is starting to gain some serious momentum in Japan, thanks to a wave of Model 3 orders. In March alone, the number of Teslas sold in Japan increased by 1,300% year-over-year, thanks in part to the car-buying public’s warm reception to the Model 3. .

Tesla Semi electric trucks to power log-hauling program in Canada


Tesla Semi electric trucks are going to power a log-hauling pilot program in Canada that is aspiring to be the first zero-emissions log trucking operation. more… The post Tesla Semi electric trucks to power log-hauling program in Canada appeared first on Electrek. Electrek

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Toyota launches hydrogen production and refueling facility in Australia

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Toyota has commissioned Victoria’s first commercial-grade permanent hydrogen production, storage and refuelling facility at its former manufacturing site at Altona in Melbourne’s west.

Mass-market VW EVs will have bidirectional charging starting in 2022

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Volkswagen electric cars based on the automaker's MEB platform may get bidirectional charging starting in 2022, according to a report from German business publication Handelsblatt.

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Tesla is hitting the ground running as Q2 begins after breakout first quarter


Despite setting new records and proving skeptics wrong in the first quarter, Tesla seems to be determined to hit the ground running for the second quarter. This was hinted at recently in videos of the Fremont Factory, which remains full of vehicles being gathered and shipped for deliveries. .

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UPS is buying up to 150 electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft


UPS announced that it is buying up to 150 electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft from Beta Technologies to update its delivery network. more… The post UPS is buying up to 150 electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft appeared first on Electrek. Electrek

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ORNL team achieves diesel-like efficiency with SI engine

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A team at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has achieved diesel-like efficiency in a single-cylinder spark-ignition (SI) research engine while maintaining compatibility with stoichiometric 3-way catalyst (TWC) systems.

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Hummer EV SUV will gain 100 miles in 12 minutes, factor in charging on off-road routes

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The GMC Hummer EV lineup’s performance credentials are staggering: an expected 0-60 mph time of 3.0

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Tesla Superchargers to join gas pumps in fuel retailer chain Kum & Go’s I-44 outlet


Back in 2017, convenience store chain Kum & Go said the Tesla Model 3’s stellar pre-order numbers drove its initiative to build EV charging stations at several key outlets. The program has since grown. Recent reports indicate that the Kum & Go site in Joplin’s 5002 S.

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Tesla is building a new world’s largest Supercharger station with 100 stalls in California


Tesla is expanding its current Supercharger station at Harris Ranch in California, and the expansion is big enough that it is likely going to make it the world’s largest Supercharger station.

SANY developing hydrogen fuel cell construction vehicles

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China-based SANY, one of the largest construction equipment manufacturers in the world, is developing hydrogen fuel cell construction vehicles; two recent examples include a dump truck and a mixer truck, freshly rolled out of SANY’s intelligent flagship factory.

Kia EV6 reveal, Mercedes EQS details, Lexus Electrified concept, Biden EV plan: The Week in Reverse

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Which California EV startup abruptly changed its business plan? Which automaker created a separate plug-in hybrid system for performance cars? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending April 2, 2021.

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Musk blames SpaceX’s latest Starship explosion on Raptor engine leak


CEO Elon Musk says that SpaceX’s latest Starship test flight ended with a midair explosion because a “small” leak started on one of the rocket’s three Raptor engines.

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Segway unveils futuristic Apex H2 hybrid hydrogen electric motorcycle


Who said Segways aren’t cool? Not the dude riding a hybrid hydrogen and electric-powered Segway Apex H2 motorcycle, that’s for sure. more… The post Segway unveils futuristic Apex H2 hybrid hydrogen electric motorcycle appeared first on Electrek. Electrek

KIST team develop high-efficiency and stable catalyst for extraction of hydrogen from ammonia

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Ammonia has recently emerged as a liquid storage and transport medium that has shown promising stability for long-distance hydrogen transport. At 108 kg H 2 /m 3 , liquefied ammonia (NH 3 ) can store 50% more hydrogen than liquid hydrogen.

Report: Battery swapping might still boom, for taxis or ride-hailing

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Despite numerous challenges, EV battery swapping may still have a future, albeit with taxis and ride-hailing services rather than private passenger cars, according to a pair of recent reports from Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

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Tesla (TSLA) receives ‘Outperform’ rating after ‘dropping the mic’ with Q1 numbers


The first quarter is typically a soft period for Tesla ( NASDAQ:TSLA ). After the intense year-end blitz of the fourth quarter, Tesla’s first quarters tend to be quite tempered. That is, at least, until last week, when Tesla released its first-quarter vehicle production and delivery numbers.

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Tesla delays deliveries of new Model S and Model X electric vehicles


Tesla buyers who ordered the new, recently refreshed Model S and Model X models are seeing their deliveries being pushed back as the automaker is experiencing delays in bringing the vehicles to production.

New waste-to-hydrogen plant in Tokyo to convert wastewater sludge into H2 for vehicles and power generation

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Renewable hydrogen systems manufacturer Ways2H Inc. and its shareholder and technical partner Japan Blue Energy Co. announced the completion of a facility in Tokyo that will convert sewage sludge into renewable hydrogen fuel for fuel cell mobility and power generation.

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Smaller Nissan EV, Toyota Teammate, Polestar 2 review: Today’s Car News

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Toyota and Lexus have an assisted-driving system, but it’s being pitched very differently than Tesla Navigate on Autopilot. Nissan could be readying a compact EV next. And the Polestar 2 feels like Volvo performance for the EV age. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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