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Volvo Cars successfully places first green bond, raises €500M

Green Car Congress

Volvo Cars successfully placed its first green bond, raising €500 million from a diverse group of institutional investors and further increasing the company’s financial flexibility.

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Mercedes-Benz offering world-first solid-state batteries in city bus

Green Car Reports

After years of discussion and millions of dollars invested by automakers, Mercedes-Benz will put solid-state batteries into a production vehicle. However, that vehicle is not a car, but a bus.

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Why personalisation matters for electric vehicle transition

Clean Car

In a society focused on reducing air pollution and emissions, one of the most prominent up-and-coming solutions is the mass adoption of electric vehicles (EVs). However, the general public largely lacks the resources necessary to make informed decisions on EV transition. Electric vehicle fears.

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Polestar Precept on its way to production

Discover EV

As you might expect from a brand that started off as its performance arm, Polestar's two production cars – the 1 and 2 – are derived from Volvos.

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Rolls-Royce completes ground-testing of technology set to power the world’s fastest all-electric plane: ACCEL

Green Car Congress

Rolls-Royce has completed testing of the technology that will power the world’s fastest all-electric plane.

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Chevy Bolt EV electric cargo van: Little-known official upfit makes it so

Green Car Reports

General Motors has hinted at plans to launch an electric van aimed at commercial fleets, but it turns out GM already has one in its lineup. That vehicle is the Chevrolet Bolt EV, which is available as a cargo van through GM's fleet-sales division.

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BMW M3 and M4 Competition arrive with 503bhp

Green Cars News

Say hello to the new BMW M3 and M4 range, which is set to land in the UK in early 2021

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ZeroAvia completes first hydrogen-electric passenger plane flight

Green Car Congress

ZeroAvia recently completed the first hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered flight of a commercial-grade aircraft. The flight took place at the company’s R&D facility in Cranfield, England, with the Piper M-class six-seat plane completing taxi, takeoff, a full pattern circuit, and landing.

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EPA chief pushes back on California ban on sales of gas vehicles by 2035

Green Car Reports

California's plan to ban sales of new gasoline cars in 2035 is already facing resistance from the federal government. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) boss Andrew Wheeler on Monday questioned the California plan in a letter, Reuters reported.

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The top reasons to lease a Nissan LEAF

Green Cars News

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UK's first EV energy tariff comparison site goes live

Discover EV

Whilst there is no shortage of price comparison sites out there, as a new entrant to the market, Rightcharge is a dedicated resource for those who have, or are looking to buy, an EV. Founded by Charlie Cook, formerly of Octopus Energy, it could be the one-stop shop EV owners have been looking for

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Buick Electra electric crossover concept makes global premiere in China

Green Car Congress

The Buick Electra concept vehicle made its global premiere in Shanghai. The all-electric crossover offers a glimpse of Buick’s vision for a new intelligent electric future.

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2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge electric SUV production begins, US deliveries by January

Green Car Reports

Volvo announced Thursday that production of its first fully electric vehicle, the XC40 T8 Recharge, has started in Ghent, Belgium. The electric SUV is bound for the U.S.

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V2G Tech Solves EV & Energy Storage Markets' Pressing Problems

Electra Vehicles

Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) innovations are quickly overtaking the electric vehicle and CleanTech conversations worldwide as OEMs and grid companies alike search for solutions to common EV and energy issues.

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Beijing Motor Show 2020 highlights

Discover EV

China's burgeoning domestic car industry is fast-tracking EVs and no event demonstrates this more than the Beijing Motor Show – aka AutoChina 2020. This year EVs dominated, with domestic manufacturers joined by European and US car makers keen to break into the Chinese market

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New iron-based superelastic alloy capable of withstanding extreme temperatures

Green Car Congress

Researchers from Tohoku University’s Graduate School of Engineering have discovered a novel iron-based superelastic alloy (SEA) capable of withstanding extreme temperatures—both high and low. A paper on the work is published in Science.

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Ford points to its stand with California: Cleaner air, more EVs

Green Car Reports

As it prepares to launch mass-market electric cars, Ford is touting its stance in favor of California's stricter emissions standards.

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Announcing Canada’s electric vehicle industry leaders

Plug N Drive

Plug’n Drive and the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) are pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Electric Vehicle Awards.

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An iconic sedan gets electrified: the BMW 330e PHEV offers 22 e-miles

Current EV

BMW’s announcement in 2017 that it had decided to make EV and plug-in variants of every single BMW and MINI model was met with some skepticism. It’s a challenging goal by any stretch of the imagination. But guess what?

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Electrify America launches 8 solar-powered EV charging stations in rural Fresno County

Green Car Congress

Electrify America (EA), the largest open DC fast charging network in the US, is increasing access to sustainable electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure for rural Californians with the deployment of eight new solar-powered, off-grid charging stations across Fresno County.

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Jaguar Land Rover is making luxury interiors of landfill waste

Green Car Reports

Luxury-car interiors usually feature wood and leather, but Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is opting for something different—landfill waste. The British automaker is the latest of several to begin using recycled materials for car interiors.

Future Tesla buyiers guide

Supercharged EV

Looking for reasons to buy an EV ? You get some free supercharging if you place your order using a referral code ( here is mine if you want [link] ) You save the planet as EVs emit far less CO2 van ICE You save money on gas ( using free supercharge as per 1.,

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With 9M CR-Vs sold globally, Honda debuts its CR-V Hybrid

Current EV

The Honda CR-V has an incredible record of global sales. More than 9 million CR-Vs have been sold worldwide in 150 countries since ’95. In the USA, a total of 384,168 CR-Vs were sold in 2019 alone ( In the SUV market, it ranks second only to the Toyota RAV4.

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ORNL composite increases current capacity of copper wires; ultra-efficient, power-dense electric motors

Green Car Congress

Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have created a composite that increases the electrical current capacity of copper wires, providing a new material that can be scaled for use in ultra-efficient, power-dense electric vehicle traction motors.

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Tri-motor Lucid Air already approaching Tesla Model S Plaid lap record

Green Car Reports

The rivalry between Lucid Motors and Tesla is heating up. Last week, Tesla unveiled the 1,100-horsepower tri-motor Model S Plaid, claiming a 0-60 mph time of less than 2.0 seconds, a quarter-mile time of less than 9.0 seconds, and a top speed of 200 mph.

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Tesla Battery Day summary :Battery Costs should Drop by Half Within 3 Years

Supercharged EV

Musk announced a series of advances, and these are realistic goals and incremental improvements in the individual components and processes, that will yield to : --> a 54 percent increase in range --> a 56 percent decrease in the dollar per kilowatt-hour pack price --> a 69 percent decrease in capital investment required for manufacturing.

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New Hyundai i30 N gets a range of driving enhancements

Green Cars News

The new Hyundai i30 N has been revealed which includes additional high-performance driving features, combined with updated safety and connectivity technology

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XL Fleet going public via merger with SPAC Pivotal Investment Corporation II; expanding fleet portfolio to all-electric solutions

Green Car Congress

XL Fleet and Pivotal Investment Corporation II, a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), have recently entered into a definitive merger agreement.

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GM reveals an all-electric Buick Electra, but it's for China

Green Car Reports

The Buick brand established a strong foothold for GM in China’s auto market long before the rapidly developing nation became the world’s electric vehicle leader.

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Announcing SmartCharge PGE

Fleet Carma

FleetCarma is proud to announce the launch of SmartCharge PGE, a new electric vehicle (EV) pilot program in partnership with Portland General Electric (PGE). This three-year profiling study, with 500 vehicles, will set out to better understand how EVs are driving and charging in Portland.

Audi Q5 Sportback set for 2021 launch

Green Cars News

Say hello to the new Audi Q5 Sportback

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Total BEV sales in California at 8.9% of 2030 goal

Green Car Congress

The California Center for Jobs & The Economy has released an updated report ( earlier post ) on the progress of ZEV sales in the state during the first half of 2020, drawing on sales data from the California New Car Dealers Association (CNCDA).

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Ford Mustang Mach-E electric SUV prices have been cut by up to $3,000 before arrival

Green Car Reports

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E electric SUV will arrive as a rival for the Tesla Model Y on the performance side and the Volkswagen ID.4 on the price-conscious side.

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Charging network ChargePoint to go public in $2.4-billion deal

Electric Car Blog

EVSE manufacturer and charging network operator ChargePoint plans to go public via the trendy vehicle of a special purpose acquisition company. ChargePoint will merge with Switchback Energy Acquisition Corporation (NYSE: SBE) to form a company called ChargePoint Holdings, which will be listed on the NYSE. The boards of both companies have unanimously approved the transaction, which is expected to close by the end of this year. The deal values ChargePoint at an enterprise value of $2.4 billion.

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EIA: US fuel ethanol plant production capacity creeps up to 17.4B gallons per year

Green Car Congress

The US Energy Information Administration released its annual fuel ethanol production capacity report, with data for all operating US fuel ethanol production plants as of 1 January 2020. According to the EIA, total nameplate capacity for 2020 has creeped up to 17.378 billion gallons per year, up 2.8%

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ExxonMobil to proceed with $9B Payara development offshore Guyana

Green Car Congress

ExxonMobil has made its final investment decision to proceed with the Payara field offshore development in Guyana after receiving government approvals.

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NREL: Untapped potential exists for blending hydropower, floating PV

Green Car Congress

Hybrid systems of floating solar panels and hydropower plants may hold the technical potential to produce a significant portion of the electricity generated annually across the globe, according to an analysis by researchers at the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

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