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MAN reports successful testing of autonomous heavy-duty truck at Port of Hamburg

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MAN Truck & Bus and Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) are jointly testing autonomously driving prototype trucks in real-world applications.

VW plans to go all-electric in Europe as soon as 2033, US later

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Volkswagen plans to eliminate internal-combustion engines from its European lineup as soon as 2033, with the United States following later, an executive said in an interview last week. "In


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Tesla’s Q2 2021 results are proof of a true growth story: Loup Ventures


The second quarter of 2021 was not an easy one for Tesla ( NASDAQ:TSLA ), with the company dealing with several headwinds from both its own operations and the global supply chain.

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This secret video reveals Exxon’s tricks to thwart clean energy


Keith McCoy , a senior director, federal relations at Exxon, thought he was having a Zoom video meeting with a recruiter. But what he really took part in was a meeting with a member of the Greenpeace project Unearthed in an undercover investigation.

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Mayor of London launches England’s first hydrogen double-decker buses

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The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, launched England’s first hydrogen double-decker buses. The 20 new buses are the first of their kind to be launched in England; the new hydrogen fuel cell double decker buses are first being introduced on route 7 between East Acton and Oxford Circus.

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Volvo maps out electric, BMW cancels i3, Rivian teases camp kitchen: Today’s Car News

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The BMW i3 will soon be gone. Volvo highlights the technology shift it’s in the midst of with the Concept Recharge. Rivian teases more of its camp kitchen. And which automakers are going all-electric? This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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Tesla delivers over 201k vehicles in Q2 2021, meets Wall St’s estimates


Tesla released its second quarter vehicles production and delivery report, revealing that the company managed to me et Wall Street’s estimates.

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Starting this year, Moscow will only buy electric buses

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The city of Moscow, Russia is halting the purchase of diesel buses for its passenger transport fleet. Starting this year, by the decision of the Mayor of Moscow, we will not buy diesel buses, except for transportation in a special mode. Only electric buses.

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Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Tesla Model 3 now cost more used than new: Why?

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Certain used cars, including the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid and Tesla Model 3, now cost more to buy used than new, according to a recent analysis of vehicle prices. Average transaction prices for used RAV4 Hybrids are 3.9% higher than new, while the average used Model 3 sells for 2.9%

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SpaceX rolls largest rocket booster ever built to the launch pad


Six weeks after assembly began, SpaceX has completed Starship’s first true Super Heavy booster prototype, rolled it out of its ‘high bay’ nest, and installed the building-sized rocket at the launch pad.

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Tesla brings back cheaper Model Y Standard Range, but only in Hong Kong?


Tesla is bringing back the Model Y Standard Range, a cheaper option for the electric SUV, but it is only made available in Hong Kong. more… The post Tesla brings back cheaper Model Y Standard Range, but only in Hong Kong? appeared first on Electrek.

Ariel researchers develop new type of hydrogen generator with sodium borohydride for on-demand use

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Researchers at Ariel University in Israel have developed a new type of hydrogen generator for “on-demand” use with fuel cells. Hydrogen is produced in a catalytic hydrolysis reaction of sodium borohydride (NaBH 4 ) with ruthenium powder as a catalyst.

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Up close with the GMC Hummer EV and SUV: Electric largesse has arrived

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As I approach the 2022 GMC Hummer EV and 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV, I quickly realize my outsized sense of anticipation to see the pair of supersized EVs is not enough to match their brawn.

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Tesla Model 3 tops June registrations in Norway


Norway’s Road and Traffic Information Council (OFV) reported that zero-emission cars made up more than half of new passenger cars in the country. The Tesla Model 3 was the most registered vehicle in the same month.

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Ford reports Mustang Mach-E sales increase for June 2021


Ford’s all-electric Mustang Mach-E continues to grow its sales for 2021. In the legacy automaker’s June report, the Mach-E saw a 27% increase in sales compared to May.

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GM to source US-based lithium for future EV batteries from CTR; closed-loop, direct-extraction process

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General Motors has agreed to form a strategic investment and commercial collaboration with Controlled Thermal Resources (CTR) to secure sustainably produced lithium from the CTR’s Hell’s Kitchen Lithium and Power development, located in the Salton Sea Geothermal Field in California.

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Volvo Concept Recharge is brand’s “manifesto” for a pure electric future

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Volvo has announced that it’s going all-electric by 2030, and in a technology event held Wednesday the Swedish automaker revealed its Concept Recharge vision of where things are going and essentially said this: Things are moving fast.

Tesla Model 3 rentals launched by Norway’s largest transport operator


Vygruppen (Vy), a state-owned transport group in Norway, has launched a novel new service for its electric car-sharing division.

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GM to source Lithium for next-generation EV batteries in US


General Motors (GM) has announced a strategic investment and commercial collaboration with Controlled Thermal Resources (CTR) to secure lower-cost lithium in the US for the development of its next generation of EV batteries.

ZeroAvia expands hydrogen-electric aviation program to 19-seat aircraft in HyFlyer II; raises additional

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ZeroAvia has secured two twin-engine 19-seat Dornier 228 aircraft for the next phase of its research and development for clean hydrogen-electric aviation. Earlier post.) One Dornier is in the UK, the other in the US, provided respectively by Aurigny and AMC Aviation.

Volvo US EVs, GMC Hummer EV up close, Model 3 safety, Toyota scandal and Prius: Today’s Car News

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We get an up-close look at the GMC Hummer EV. Volvo plans for its U.S. factory to make only EVs later in the decade. And is Toyota’s icon of socially progressive and green the real victim of its political-donation scandal? This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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The Boring Company proposes underground Loop for Fort Lauderdale


Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean J. Trantalis announced that The Boring Company (TBC) has submitted a proposal to build an underground transit system in the city. Fort Lauderdale has received a proposal from Elon Musk’s The Boring Co. to build an underground transit loop between downtown and the beach.

Eviation’s ‘Tesla of aircraft’ production version unveiled with over 400 miles of range


Eviation, which has been described as the “Tesla of aircraft” for working on the first compelling long-range electric aircraft, has unveiled the production version of its Alice aircraft. It has a shorter range than previously announced.

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Mercedes-Benz Trucks launches series-production model of eActros electric heavy-duty truck

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Mercedes-Benz Trucks celebrated the world premiere of its battery-electric eActros for heavy-duty short-radius distribution—its first series-produced electric truck. The standard model of the eActros is planned to roll off the production line in Wörth am Rhein (Germany) from autumn 2021.

Mazda diesel has already come and gone: Here’s why it didn’t work for the US

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Mazda teased a special kind of high-mpg diesel zoom-zoom for a decade. And then it fizzled in months. By the time it finally arrived in late 2019, badged the 2019 Mazda CX-5 Skyactiv-D, diesel was on the verge of irrelevance outside of bigger trucks intended to haul long distances.

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The Tesla Model S Plaid’s most shocking upgrade is being hidden in plain sight


Tesla did not waste any time highlighting the Model S Plaid’s killer metric: 0-60 mph in 1.99 seconds.

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Tesla is being sued over its extremely reasonable Supercharger idle fees


Tesla is being sued by an owner over a quite dubious claim that the automaker walked back its claim of “free Supercharging for life.”

Fleet of Hyundai XCIENT Fuel Cell trucks pass 1M-kilometer mark in Switzerland

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Hyundai Hydrogen Mobility’s fleet of XCIENT Fuel Cell trucks has collectively exceeded 1 million kilometers of driving in 11 months of service in Switzerland. During that time, the fleet has reduced CO 2 emissions by more than an estimated 630 tons, compared to diesel-powered vehicles.

Volvo will make its US plant all-electric before others—even China

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Volvo plans to produce only electric cars at its South Carolina, factory ahead of factories in other markets.

SpaceX says Starship can beat ‘plasma blackout’ with Starlink antennas


SpaceX has asked the FCC to allow Starship and its Super Heavy booster to communicate with Starlink during the rocket’s first orbital launch attempt, potentially unlocking game-changing capabilities.

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Elon Musk’s Boring Company proposes a new Loop in Fort Lauderdale


Elon Musk’s Boring Company has proposed its latest Loop project, a transit system made of tunnels with Tesla vehicles inside, and this one is in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. more… The post Elon Musk’s Boring Company proposes a new Loop in Fort Lauderdale appeared first on Electrek.

EEA reports sharp decrease in CO2 emissions of new cars in Europe in 2020

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The European Environment Agency (EEA) has published its provisional data about the CO 2 emissions of newly registered passenger cars and vans in Europe in 2020. For cars, the data show a 12% decrease in average cO 2 emissions, compared with 2019.

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This charging tech will help optimize Ford F-150 Lightning Pro and other fleet EVs

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Ford earlier this month made an investment that will help connect the dots in selling the F-150 Lightning Pro and E-Transit electric trucks to fleet managers at companies big and small.

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Tesla Gigafactory Berlin’s detractors are striking back by going to a higher court


Despite being rejected by the administrative court of Frankfurt (Oder), environmental associations Naturschutzbund (Nabu) and the Green League announced on Wednesday that they are not giving up their battle against American electric car maker Tesla and its Gigafactory Berlin facility.

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Both NIO and XPeng announce record-high deliveries for June and Q2


China continues to grow its EV presence as automakers (and Tesla competitors) NIO and Xiaopeng Motors (XPeng) have reported delivery records for June, as well as Q2 of 2021.

Karma Automotive debuts first Club Car Current EVs produced under agreement with AYRO

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The Karma Innovation and Customization Center (KICC) revealed the first Club Car Current vehicles being produced under a contract manufacturing agreement with AYRO.

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BMW drops innovative i3 electric car, ahead of more mass-market EVs

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The BMW i3, an electric car small on size but big on innovation, is dead—in the United States, at least. Production of the i3 for the U.S. is scheduled to end in July, BMW Blog reported last week, citing a dealer bulletin. That has now been confirmed by BMW North America. "We