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OMV says it will stop oil and gas production by 2050 in transformation to net-zero

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Austria-based OMV, an international, integrated oil, gas and chemicals company, announced its intention to become a net-zero (Scope 1, 2 and 3) company by no later than 2050.

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Report: US policy shift to EVs, renewable energy could save $1.2 trillion in health costs

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A rapid shift of new-vehicle sales to all-electric would bring tremendous health and climate benefits, according to the latest periodic report from the American Lung Association (ALA).


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Tesla set to announce another quarterly delivery record as EV interest skyrockets


Tesla is set to announce another record quarter in terms of deliveries of its all-electric vehicles. A new report suggests the electric automaker will benefit from skyrocketing gas prices, which have increased vehicle orders for Tesla over the past few months.

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Tesla opens its ‘longest’ Supercharger station in the world


Tesla has opened its “longest Supercharger station in the world” through a growing partnership with a French supermarket company. There are larger, bigger Supercharger stations in the world, but apparently, there are none longer. more….

Hyundai Motor Group, Aramco and KAUST collaborate on new e-fuel for novel combustion system

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Hyundai Motor Group will collaborate with the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Aramco) and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) jointly to research and develop an advanced fuel for an ultra lean-burn, spark-ignition engine that aims to lower the overall carbon dioxide emissions of a vehicle.

Steeper fleet fuel economy standards finalized, will bring more hybrids and EVs sooner

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On Friday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration finalized tougher fuel economy standards for vehicle fleets that will mean an adjusted, industry-wide average of about 49 mpg across new passenger vehicles and light trucks in 2026.

A switch to EVs like Tesla could save US public health system $1.2 trillion by 2050


A study from the American Lung Association has revealed something significant. If the United States fully embraces all-electric transportation and embraces clean energy solutions, the country could save over $1 trillion in public health benefits by 2050.

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Geely supporting Danish initiative on e-methanol with vehicle trials in Aalborg

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Poll finds bipartisan support for policies supporting EV adoption

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The increasingly partisan divide in Congress over electric-vehicle-related policy spending may be disconnected from reality.

Mining expert commends Biden for invoking Act to surge domestic production of EV materials


Following Joe Biden’s invoking of the Defense Production Act yesterday, nickel expert Trent Mell is commending the President’s decision to surge the domestic production and sourcing of electric vehicle materials.

Drone whips around Tesla’s Berlin Gigafactory in new fast-paced video


In Tesla’s latest video, a drone tours the company’s latest Gigafactory in Berlin, Germany.

BMW introduces electric 3 Series for Chinese market

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The BMW Group continues to broaden its portfolio of electrically powered vehicles with the addition of the fully electric BMW 3 Series, which will enter the Chinese market in May 2022.

EV affordability threatened by cobalt prices: Did the US let resource control lapse over oil?

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Just as the Middle East has been a strategic center in global oil politics, the Democratic Republic of Congo has become the epicenter for the raw materials needed for electric vehicles—especially cobalt.

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Tesla’s Elon Musk cites popular Eminem rap song in latest response to SEC


Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s legal skirmish with the US Securities and Exchange Commission continues, with the executive invoking popular rapper Eminem in a filing submitted to a Manhattan federal court on Tuesday.

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Siemens Gamesa is now producing 115-meter-long offshore wind turbine blades


Spanish-German wind giant Siemens Gamesa has started production of its first B115 blades at its facility in Aalborg, Denmark. The blades will be used on its SG 14-236 DD offshore wind turbine, which will have an output of 14 megawatts (MW) and a rotor diameter of 236 meters (774 feet). more….

Researchers develop bimetallic Bi-Sn microspheres as high-performance anode materials for sodium-ion batteries

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Researchers in China have developed bimetallic Bi-Sn microparticles (?-BiSn)for BiSn)for use as high-performance anode materials for sodium-ion batteries (SIBs) using ether-based electrolytes. In an open-access paper in the RSC journal Chemical Communications , they report that the ?-BiSn

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Kia EV9 electric SUV confirmed for 2023 in Europe: US timing later?

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Kia on Tuesday confirmed that a production version of its Concept EV9 electric SUV will launch in Europe in 2023, but it did not discuss United States launch timing. The automaker had already confirmed 2023 timing for the EV9 earlier this month, but it didn't clarify which market.

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Tesla AI Director Andrej Karpathy explains his ~4-month sabbatical


As Tesla started rolling out its Full Self Beta system to Canada, Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed that the company’s AI Director, Deep Learning expert and OpenAI founding member Andrej Karpathy, is currently on a ~4-month sabbatical. Karpathy confirmed the news on Twitter.

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GM delivered only 457 electric vehicles last quarter, but it assures us more are coming


GM released its Q1 2022 delivery results today and revealed that it only delivered 457 electric vehicles during the last quarter. The automaker assures us that more EVs are coming. more….

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City of York awarded £8.4M to support purchase of 44 more electric buses

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City of York (UK) Council has been awarded more than £8.4 million (US$11 million) by the UK’s Department for Transport to support the purchase of 44 fully electric buses.

Study: Electric vehicle "intenders" rank cost, convenience as higher priorities than EV owners do

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Consumers who are planning to purchase an electric car have different priorities than current EV owners, according to a recent Plug In America study (via Charged EVs).

Rivian links supply chain woes to ongoing Ukraine-Russian conflict


In its 10-K filing on Thursday, March 31, Rivian stated that the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine has impacted its business and operations. Rivian noted that its ability to develop and manufacture vehicles of sufficient quality on time and at a large scale is still unproven.

Tesla sends out ‘Cyber Rodeo’ invites for Giga Texas opening


Tesla has started to send out invites to an event called ‘Cyber Rodeo’, which is going to be the grand opening of Gigafactory Texas in Austin – a big moment for the company and its manufacturing expansion in the US. more….

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Biden authorizes release of more than 180M barrels of oil from Strategic Petroleum Reserve; 1M bpd for 6 months

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In an effort to address the rapidly increasing cost of gasoline, President Biden authorized the release of 1 million barrels of oil per day for the next six months—more than 180 million barrels—from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR).

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Sports car maker Lotus reveals a lightweight electric SUV

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Lotus on Tuesday revealed the Eletre, its first SUV and one of several electric models planned to launch over the next few years. Previously known by its codename Type 132, the Eletre will start production later this year at a new factory in Wuhan, China, Lotus said in a press release.

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Tesla begins inviting 15,000 guests to ‘Cyber Rodeo’ at Gigafactory Texas


Tesla has officially started inviting the 15,000 guests to its “Cyber Rodeo” event at Gigafactory Texas on April 7, as CEO Elon Musk published a photo of a virtual invitation to the event last night.

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Canada’s new 2035 gas car ban may not actually ban gas cars


Canada has unveiled a $9 billion “ 2030 emissions reduction plan ” with several provisions aimed at lowering the country’s emissions, including a plan to mandate 20% zero-emission new light-duty vehicle sales in 2026, rising to 60% by 2030 and 100% by 2035.

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Modesto City Schools orders 30 Blue Bird Type D electric school buses

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Modesto City Schools in California has a{purchased} 30 Blue Bird All American Type D electric school buses.

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Automakers back EPA rules, amid opposition from 16 states and ethanol interests

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Major automakers are siding with the EPA in a court battle over tougher emissions standards, Reuters reported Wednesday.

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Tesla’s crazy laser windshield wipers have been published by the US Patent Office


Tesla’s idea for a crazy windshield wiper that would clear debris from a driver’s line of sight using a laser beam has been officially published by the United States Patent Office. Tesla filed the application for the patent in May 2019, and it finally was granted in late 2021.

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Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicle of the Week: $8,000 electric boat with submarine capsule


We have a lot of fun scouring the abyss of Alibaba in search of the most creative assemblages in the Chinese shopping site’s endless array of electric vehicles. That search often takes us on land and occasionally even into the skies.

Forest River and Lightning eMotors to offer factory-certified all-electric repower program for shuttle buses and passenger vans

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Lightning eMotors, a provider of medium-duty and specialty commercial electric vehicles for fleets, has expanded its partnership with Forest River ( earlier post ) to offer a factory-certified all-electric repower program for shuttle buses and passenger vans.

USPS ups its order of electric mail trucks, amid continued controversy

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The United States Postal Service (USPS) is increasing orders for electric mail trucks, amid continued criticism of conservative electrification targets for the fleet.

Tesla pushes several trim levels for Model Y, Model X back to 2023 delivery


Tesla has pushed delivery wait times for several trim levels of the Model Y and Model X back to 2023 as demand for the automaker’s vehicles continues to exceed the company’s production capabilities.

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Cake’s electric motorcycles could soon be even greener with paper body panels instead of plastic


Cake, the Swedish company known for its electric dirt bikes, street motorcycles and mopeds, has just announced a new partnership with PaperShell that could see the motorcycle manufacturer asking customers upon checkout, “Paper or plastic?”. more….

ATI FlyZero project finds green liquid hydrogen most viable zero-carbon emission fuel for aircraft

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FlyZero is the UK’s Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) project aiming to realize zero-carbon emission commercial aviation by 2030.

Nissan Ariya review, EQXX up close, F-150 Lightning range, welcoming Hummer EV: The Week in Reverse

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Which American automaker celebrated a German factory this week? And have gas prices prompted Americans to drive less? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending March 25, 2022.

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