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Georgia Tech team develops AI to read EV charging station reviews to find infrastructure gaps

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A team from Georgia Tech has developed an AI that can analyze user reviews of electric vehicle charging stations, allowing it accurately to identify places where there are insufficient or out-of-service stations. An open-access paper on the work is published in the journal Patterns.

GM's all-electric pledge: No tailpipes by 2035, net-zero carbon by 2040

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General Motors on Thursday announced the intent to achieve net-zero carbon status by 2040—and that includes “an aspiration to eliminate tailpipe emissions from new light-duty vehicles by 2035.”

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Can Net Metering Reform Fix the Rooftop Solar Cost Shift?

Energy Institute at HAAS

If we don’t also get electricity rates right, closing one perverse incentive may just increase another. I want to begin this week’s blog by saying how great it is to … Continue Reading Can Net Metering Reform Fix the Rooftop Solar Cost Shift?

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Setting a new standard for battery leak testing

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Defective cells can shorten battery life, decrease range, and lead to safety issues. A leaky cell housing, one common failure mode for Li-ion batteries, can allow ambient humidity to come in contact with the electrolyte, triggering an exothermic (heat-releasing) chemical reaction.

Porterville, CA deploys 12 all-electric micro-transit vans from Lightning eMotors

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With a focus on its mission of sustainability for its residents, the City of Porterville, California is putting 12 electric micro-transit vans into service. The 12 vehicles, all Class 3 Lightning Electric Transit Vans, were developed by Lightning eMotors.

Faraday Future potentially revived with IPO plan, Geely partnership: FF91 production soon?

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On Thursday Faraday Future announced a new plan to finally push ahead with development and production of its vehicles—by becoming publicly traded through a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC).

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MINI Electric gets updated design and technology

Discover EV

The MINI Electric has been given a makeover both inside and out with the release of a new, facelifted version. As well as a significant exterior design refresh including a new, exclusive EV trim level, the incredibly popular hatch has been given a once-over inside and some new toys

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Kawasaki completes world’s first liquefied hydrogen receiving terminal

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Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. recently completed Kobe LH2 Terminal (Hy touch Kobe), the world’s first liquefied hydrogen receiving terminal. Kawasaki built this terminal for the CO 2 -free Hydrogen Energy Supply-chain Technology Research Association (HySTRA).

Tesla Model S convertible conversion could be best alternative to overdue Roadster

Green Car Reports

With the Tesla Roadster delayed, Italian firm Ares Design decided to take matters into its own hands and build its own Tesla convertible—out of a Model S sedan.

BMW i4: Brand’s first EV saloon taking shape

Discover EV

The BMW i4 electric saloon is due for release later this year, but the Munich brand has been coy about giving away too much detail about the car.

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Mazda CX-5: Crossover gets new tech and tweaks for 2021

Green Cars News

The Mazda CX-5 has been comprehensively updated for the new year, with the tweaked crossover featuring a new petrol engine option, better interior tech and other tweaks

Study finds GHG emissions from corn ethanol now 46% lower than gasoline

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A new study by a team from Environmental Health & Engineering (EH&E) has found that greenhouse gas emissions from corn ethanol are 46% lower than those from gasoline—a decrease in emissions from the estimated 39% done by previous modeling.

EV maker Lucid has a paint shop conceived for 400,000 vehicles a year

Green Car Reports

Lucid Motors has a big American manufacturing advantage over Rivian, Lordstown Motors, or even Tesla: Rather than adapting a plant from a legacy automaker, Lucid was able to build a new plant from the ground up—thus designing the facility around sustainability, how electric vehicles are built, and future expansion plans. The setup of the.

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StoreDot one step closer to a five minute charge

Discover EV

StoreDot ultra-fast charging batteries released for the first time with EV application in development

Review: Citroen Ami

Green Cars News

It’s cute, it attracts more attention than anything else I’ve driven over the last year, and there’s an undeniable charm to zipping around a city in what’s not much more than a skateboard with a roof

STEAG and thyssenkrupp planning joint green hydrogen project

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Essen-based energy company STEAG, Duisburg-based steel producer thyssenkrupp Steel and Dortmund-based thyssenkrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers, specializing in electrolysis technology, are working on a joint feasibility study.

Lordstown confirms electric van for 2022 production, LG Chem batteries for Endurance pickup

Green Car Reports

Ohio-based Lordstown Motors released the most substantial update on its business in many months, detailing, among other things, the battery supplier for its Endurance electric pickup truck, and confirmation of an electric van for 2022.

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How good is the Mass. Clean Energy and Climate Plan for cleaning up the grid?

Green Energy Consumers

The Baker a dministration released their ten-year Clean Energy & Climate Plan (CECP), which is open for comment through February 22.

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Seven-seat hybrid Toyota Highlander now available to lease

Green Cars News

Toyota has launched the seven-seat Highlander SUV in the UK to expand its growing hybrid SUV line-up

Cummins provides 20MW PEM electrolyzer to Air Liquide for green hydrogen production

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Global technology and power solutions leader Cummins Inc. has provided a 20-megawatt PEM electrolyzer system to generate green hydrogen, making it the largest in operation in the world. The Cummins electrolyzer system is installed at the Air Liquide hydrogen production facility in Bécancour, Québec.

Tesla’s own battery production will enable Semi deliveries by year-end

Green Car Reports

Tesla plans to deliver its first Semi by the end of 2021, it announced in its quarterly update Wednesday. What will allow the company to resume the Semi project is something the company hasn’t discussed much since its Battery Day last September: its new-format 4680 cell.

Comprehensive Electric Car List (January 2021 Update)

Charged Future

With a new year comes a fresh new update to the Comprehensive Electric Car List. This latest update brings the most models ever added. In fact, the Available and Future Electric Car List has now grown to over 120 models. In just 2021, there will be over 10 new electric vehicles (EVs).

Refreshed Tesla Model S debuts with 1,100hp on offer

Green Cars News

Say hello to the overhauled Tesla Model S

UK consortium launches InCEPTion project to develop integrated electric aircraft propulsion module

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Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) specialist Blue Bear Systems Research, a UK Small to Medium Enterprise, has formed a seven-strong consortium to develop a next-generation, all-electric propulsion module to enhance aircraft performance while reducing operating costs.

Shell plans to buy streetside charging experts Ubitricity

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Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell will buy charging-infrastructure Ubitricity, a German company that specializes in streetside charging for electric cars.

Joe Biden’s presidency could herald a Stateside EV revolution

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Joe Biden’s progressive environmental policies could accelerate EV adoption in the USA

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Europe December 2020

EV Sales

Open the Gates! (23% 23% share!) While the overall automotive market is still in red (-4% YoY), in December, Europe's passenger plugin market had an historic month, having registered a record 281,000 registrations (+264% YoY!),

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Vietnam’s VinFast launches 3 electric crossovers with autonomous capabilities; two headed for N.A. and Europe

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Vietnam’s first carmaker, VinFast, is launching three electric crossovers: VF31, VF32, VF33. All three offer a range of steering and self-driving assistance features and are equipped with safety and intelligence features.

American-made and all-electric: Biden plots out the future for the federal vehicle fleet

Green Car Reports

President Joe Biden is already pushing ahead with some of his campaign promises. On Monday, he revealed a move that will hold true to several of them, resulting in more electric vehicles and more American jobs.

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New "40 Million Reasons to go Electric" Campaign

Electric Auto Association

Mark Ruffalo, Chloe Bennet and a cast of local heroes star in this Veloz film celebrating the 40 Million Reasons to drive an electric car. By April Bolduc, Electric Auto Association President. I love seeing creative and educational electric vehicle (EV) campaigns.

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Pedeleze H2 Plus - Mid Drive Motor based Electric Bike

Plug In India

The PluginIndia team got an opportunity to test one of few mid drive motor based electric cycle sold in India. The brand is called Pedeleze and is based out Chennai. We also got to spend time with their H2 Plus electric bike. In this blog and video, i give my thoughts on the company and the eBike.

Ricardo to invest £2.5M in hydrogen development and testing facility

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Ricardo announced an initial investment of £2.5 million to build a hydrogen development and test facility at its Shoreham Technical Centre in the UK.

Lordstown electric van, Faraday Future revival, Lucid assembly plant: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

An electric van is in the works from Lordstown Motors. Lucid Motors is planning for going big in the future with its Arizona plant. And Faraday Future gets yet another chance. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

More Power From Tesla EV Conversions

The Truth About Cars

Hawthorne, California-based AEM EV will soon debut an EV conversion control system that increases horsepower when using Tesla’s Large Drive Unit (LDU) base drive.

How does the Zappi EV charger minimise your electricity bill but still keep you Fully Charged?

EVolution

Driving electric is becoming more popular, but a common question we get is 'how much cheaper is it than petrol, really?'. Today, we’ll be talking about the price of going solar and charging with the myenergi Zappi.

Electrification Coalition launches online EV Policy Showroom

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The Electrification Coalition has introduced its EV Policy Showroom, offering policymakers, EV advocates, industry partners and other stakeholders online access to easily navigable data and policy information on the deployment and adoption of electric vehicles and charging infrastructure.

Electric DeLorean "time machine" revival now a possibility with replica rule

Green Car Reports

Back to the Future is, beyond the movie itself, probably the best phrase to describe the potential revival of DeLorean DMC-12 as an all-electric replica.

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