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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 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.

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Tesla (TSLA) announces record deliveries in Q2 2021: 201,000 electric cars

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Tesla has confirmed that it managed to build 206,421 vehicles and deliver 201,250 electric cars in Q2 2021 – a new record for the electric automaker. more… The post Tesla (TSLA) announces record deliveries in Q2 2021: 201,000 electric cars appeared first on Electrek.

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

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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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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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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

Ford reports Mustang Mach-E sales increase for June 2021

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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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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

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

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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.

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SpaceX rolls largest rocket booster ever built to the launch pad

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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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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.

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

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

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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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EU project HyFlexFuel converted sewage sludge and other biomasses into kerosene by hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL); SAF

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The EU-funded research project HyFlexFuel recently successfully produced biocrudes via hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) from a variety of biomasses, including sewage sludge, food waste, manure, wheat straw, corn stover, pine sawdust, miscanthus and microalgae in a pilot-scale continuous HTL plant at Aarhus University (Denmark).

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

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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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SpaceX rocket lands on land after 88-satellite rideshare launch

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For the first time this year, a SpaceX Falcon 9 booster has landed back on land after supporting the US East Coast’s third polar launch in half a century. Known as Transporter-2, the mission is SpaceX’s second dedicated rideshare launch as part of its own Smallsat Program.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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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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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Rivian camp kitchen will cook all-electric in the great outdoors

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Deliveries of the Rivian R1T haven't started yet, but CEO RJ Scaringe provided a further tease of the camp kitchen Rivian plans to sell as an accessory for its electric pickup truck.

Check out the world’s second-largest hydropower station, which is now live

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China launched two out of 16 of the Baihetan hydropower station’s generating units on Monday. It’s the world’s second-largest hydropower station behind China’s Three Gorges Dam. The two 1 gigawatt units began full power generation today.

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Lucid Air exceeds 10K reservations, CEO aims to make EV segment a “two-horse race”

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Lucid Motors CEO Peter Rawlinson recently shared some notable updates on the Air, the company’s first production vehicle, as well as his thoughts about the developing electric vehicle market.

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.

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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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142 Tesla Megapacks power on to create giant new battery, replacing gas peaker plant in California

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A new 142-Tesla Megapack project has been turned on in California’s Ventura County to create a giant new battery that is replacing a gas peaker plant.

Tesla Model 3 with pure vision Autopilot gains IIHS’ Top Safety Pick+ rating

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The 2021 Tesla Model 3 with pure vision Autopilot has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) Top Safety Pick+ rating.

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Porsche calls for suppliers to switch to green energy

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Porsche is making further efforts to reduce CO? emissions in its supply chain: the sports car manufacturer is calling for its around 1,300 series suppliers to use exclusively renewable energy in the manufacture of Porsche components as of July 2021. It applies to any contracts awarded for providing production material for new vehicle projects. Suppliers who are unwilling to switch to certified green energy will no longer be considered for contracts with Porsche in the long term.

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 iSeeCars.com 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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Britain to end coal power a year early, in 2024

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The deadline to phase out coal from Britain’s energy system has been brought forward by a whole year, to October 2024. more… The post Britain to end coal power a year early, in 2024 appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla Model S Plaid fire: Strange observations and claims to date

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Details about the Tesla Model S Plaid fire on Tuesday are starting to emerge. Similar to other dramatic electric vehicle fires, the details and observations emerging about the Tesla Model S Plaid fire are very interesting.

Volvo Penta starts production of E-driveline for world’s first serial electric fire truck

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Volvo Penta has begun production of bespoke electric drivelines for leading fire service vehicle manufacturer Rosenbauer’s pioneering fire truck, named “Revolutionary Technology” (RT). Earlier post.).

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Owner suing Tesla over Supercharger fees: Is idle time part of free charging?

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A Tesla owner is suing the automaker over fees at Supercharger DC fast-charging stations, Bloomberg reported Thursday.

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