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Samsung Heavy and Seaborg to develop floating nuclear power plant combined with hydrogen and ammonia plants

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Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and Seaborg signed a partnership agreement to develop floating nuclear power plants based on Seaborg’s inherently safe Compact Molten Salt Reactor (CMSR). The floating nuclear power plant comes as a turn-key product, ready to be moored at an industrial harbor.

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Plug-in hybrid sales surprise: Jeep Wrangler 4xe outsells RAV4 Prime

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The Jeep Wrangler 4xe outsold all other plug-in hybrids in the United States in the first quarter of 2022. Jeep sold 8,346 Wrangler plug-in hybrids in Q1 2022, accounting for 18% of Wrangler sales, parent Stellantis said in a press release announcing its sales results.

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Tesla’s Elon Musk promises to “unlock” Twitter in proposed $43B takeover


Elon Musk’s Twitter saga just got a lot more interesting, with the Tesla CEO recently proposing a $43 billion takeover of the social media platform. Musk noted that Twitter has extraordinary potential, and he will be unlocking it. Musk placed an offer of $54.20

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk makes ‘final offer’ to buy Twitter and take it private


Tesla CEO Elon Musk has sent an official offer to buy Twitter and sent it as an ultimatum as he basically threatens to sell his shares if the offer is not accepted. And the saga continues. more….

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Proterra introduces ZX5 Max electric bus with 738 kWh pack

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Proterra is increasing the amount of energy onboard its purpose-built ZX5 electric transit bus, delivering more battery storage to help transit agencies scale zero-emission bus fleets with electric vehicle technology.

Honda teases two electric sports cars, charges up EV investment

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Honda on Tuesday announced a planned investment of more than $40 billion in R&D over the next 10 years, with a focus on software and EV development. The automaker plans to launch 30 EVs globally by 2030, and aims to be producing around two million EVs annually at that point.

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The Boring Company’s San Antonio Loop negotiations are inching forward


The Boring Company is currently engaging with San Antonio leaders to explore and potentially pursue an underground transportation tunnel system. Similar to the Las Vegas Convention Center Loop, the San Antonio project could utilize a fleet of Teslas.

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SEMI: 200mm semiconductor fab capacity set to surge 21% to mitigate supply-demand imbalance

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Semiconductor manufacturers worldwide are on track to boost 200mm fab capacity by 1.2 million wafers, or 21%, from the start of 2020 to the end of 2024 to hit a record high of 6.9 million wafers per month, according to SEMI’s 200mm Fab Outlook Report. After climbing to $5.3

Mercedes Vision EQXX concept completes 626-mile trip on a single charge

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The Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX concept completed a 626-mile trip on a single charge, the automaker announced Wednesday in a press release. The car averaged energy consumption of 7.1

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Twitter acknowledges Elon Musk’s “unsolicited, non-binding” $43B offer


Twitter has acknowledged Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s $43 recent billion acquisition offer, which was outlined in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Rivian R1T electric pickup spotted impressively pulling semi truck stuck on the side of the road


A Rivian R1T electric pickup has been spotted impressively pulling a semi truck that appeared to have gotten itself stuck on the side of the road. more…. The post Rivian R1T electric pickup spotted impressively pulling semi truck stuck on the side of the road appeared first on Electrek.

GM and Glencore enter multi-year cobalt supply agreement

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Glencore and General Motors announced a multi-year sourcing agreement in which Glencore will supply GM with cobalt from its Murrin Murrin operation in Australia.

Will an EV shift in 2025-2035 be the most transformative period in the history of the automobile?

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EV sales are rapidly accelerating, which could bring on an epochal shift in the auto industry over the next decade, according to a new report from the Environmental Defense Fund.

Tesla to build 100,000 square foot facility in St. Pete, FL 


Tesla proposed a 100,000-square-foot facility in St. Pete, Florida. The new Tesla center will handle sales, service, and deliveries in the area.

Tesla fans propagated fake news of acquisition of lithium miner on Twitter that sent stock up 250%


Tesla fans have propagated clearly fake news of the automaker supposedly acquiring a small lithium mining company that sent its stock up over 250%. more…. The post Tesla fans propagated fake news of acquisition of lithium miner on Twitter that sent stock up 250% appeared first on Electrek.

New Lucid Air Grand Touring Performance model offers 1,050 hp, 0-60 in 2.6s

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Lucid Group, which has begun customer deliveries of electric Lucid Air Grand Touring, will introduce a new version of Lucid Air, the Lucid Air Grand Touring Performance.

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California targets 35% EVs by model year 2026

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California aims to increase zero-emission vehicle sales to 35% of all new car purchases by the 2026 model year, on the way to ending sales of new gasoline-only cars by the middle of the next decade.

Tesla’s Elon Musk faces lawsuit over Twitter stake, late filing


Elon Musk is currently facing a lawsuit from a Twitter investor who alleged that the Tesla CEO illegally delayed the disclosure of his stake in the social media company so that he could purchase more shares at lower prices.

Boston will move to 100% electric school buses by 2030


Boston mayor Michelle Wu last week announced that Boston Public Schools will deploy 20 electric buses during the 2022-23 school year in a pilot program. Ultimately, Boston will electrify its entire school bus fleet by 2030. more….

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BluE Nexus’s first eAxle adopted on Toyota’s bZ4X EV

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BluE Nexus Corporation, AISIN CORPORATION, and DENSO Corporation jointly developed an eAxle for Toyota’s new battery-electric bZ4X. Earlier post.) BluE’s first eAxle has achieved excellent dynamic performance and downsizing and helps vehicles increase their electric mileage.

2023 Nissan Leaf gets design makeover, simplified lineup, up to 215-mile range

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With the Ariya electric crossover almost here, last year Nissan gave the Nissan Leaf a price cut of more than $4,000—making it the cheapest electric vehicle on the U.S. market.

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Elon Musk on Optimus humanoid robot production and price: “less than a car”


Elon Musk revealed the production timeline and estimated price of Tesla’s humanoid robot Optimus when he recently appeared on TED. The Tesla CEO talked with Chris Anderson about Optimus and the humanoid robot’s future in society. Optimus Production and Applications.

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France’s first offshore wind farm now has its first wind turbine


GE Renewable Energy announced yesterday on Twitter that the first GE Haliade 150-6 megawatt (MW) wind turbine has now been installed at St. Nazaire, France’s first offshore wind farm. more…. The post France’s first offshore wind farm now has its first wind turbine appeared first on Electrek.

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Toyota launches battery-electric bZ4X SUV

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Toyota has launched the all-electric Toyota bZ4X SUV ( earlier post ). Coming to dealerships this spring with an EPA-estimated range rating of up to 252 miles (for XLE front-wheel drive models, based on EPA’s testing procedure standards), the 2023 Toyota bZ4X will have a starting MSRP of $42,000.

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Mercedes wants your next Amazon delivery to arrive in an electric eSprinter van

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Driving a battery-powered commercial panel van may not sound exciting to you—but to Mercedes-Benz and the likes of Amazon and UPS, it promises to be a bellwether moment.

Tesla Cybertruck showcases rear wheel steering feature in Giga Texas


Tesla’s Cyber Rodeo featured a number of the company’s upcoming vehicles, though the Cybertruck evidently stole the show.

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How Ideanomics and Energica are putting electric motorcycle technology into everything else


After electric vehicle company Ideanomics celebrated its successful acquiring of Italian electric motorcycle company Energica last month, the duo hosted an investor and analyst day at the Nasdaq this week. With Electrek in attendance, we heard first hand from the leaders of the two companies about how Energica’s industry-leading technology will now benefit Ideanomics other electric vehicle verticals, and vice versa. . Oh, and we snagged a pretty awesome ride on a 150 hp electric motorcycle too.

Second-generation Kia Niro debuts in hybrid, PHEV and EV variants

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The all-new Kia Niro CUV made its North American debut at the New York International Auto Show. The 2023 Niro will launch in the United States with three electrified powertrains: hybrid electric (HEV), plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and all-electric (EV). All Niro models are front-wheel-drive.

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Hummer EV review, Lexus RZ yoke, Fisker battery warranty, Tesla going big: The Week in Reverse

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Which EV startup switched its manufacturing plan—and country? Which two automakers agreed to co-develop the basis for “millions” of affordable EVs? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending April 8, 2022.

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Tesla delivers first Model Y vehicles with 4680 batteries from Giga Texas


After the Cyber Rodeo grand opening event, Tesla officially delivered the first production Model Y vehicles with 4680 batteries from Gigafactory Texas. On Friday, April 8, Elon Musk officially announced that the first production Model Y units were delivered.

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Mercedes-Benz VISION EQXX completes 1000+ km journey on a single charge, paving the way for future long distance EV travel


After promising the journey earlier this year, Mercedes-Benz has successfully taken its VISION EQXX concept EV over 1,000 km (621 miles) in routine traffic on a single charge.

Next Hydrogen, Black & Veatch sign MoU to develop large-scale integrated green hydrogen solutions

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Could studying gasoline "superusers" be a catalyst for EV policy? At least one state thinks so

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Washington State will study so-called gasoline "superusers" to help inform its EV policy. Lawmakers, which also recently put forth a bill to end sales of new internal-combustion vehicles in Washington by 2030, recently approved a $450,000 budget appropriation to study the biggest gasoline users, including how they could be convinced to switch to

Tesla Cybertruck wiper blade closeup hints at extremely practical design


To state that the Tesla Cybetruck’s wiper blades have inspired their own fair set of headlines would be an understatement.

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Elon Musk says JB Straubel should have been Tesla’s only other cofounder, dredging up the past


Dredging up the past, Elon Musk said today that “starting Tesla” with the two original cofounders instead of just JB Straubel was the “worst decision” of his business career. The comment brings back to light Tesla’s controversial founding. more….

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Heliox and PACCAR Parts partner to deliver mobile DC chargers to PACCAR’s electric trucks in North America

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Heliox, a global leader in DC charging systems for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, announced a supply agreement with PACCAR Parts to support the rollout of PACCAR’s electric vehicles.

2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid rated at up to 43 mpg, priced at $28,545

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Kia has set pricing for its 2023 Sportage Hybrid compact crossover, which arrives at dealerships this spring. And both that and recent fuel economy figures give plenty of reason to take note.

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