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New partnership to advance high-temperature PEM fuel cells; focus on heavy-duty applications

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A new partnership comprising Los Alamos National Laboratory, Advent Technology Holdings Inc., Brookhaven National Laboratory, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will work over the next few years to bring to market high-temperature proton exchange membrane (HT-PEM) fuel cells.

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Washington State sets 2030 end date for gasoline vehicle sales: Most aggressive in the US

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Washington State has passed a bill setting the most aggressive timeline for phasing out sales of new gasoline vehicles in the United States, aiming to accomplish that by the 2030 model year.


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SpaceX’s Starship to return humanity to the Moon in stunning NASA decision


In one of the biggest NASA contracting surprises in years, the space agency has chosen SpaceX – and only SpaceX – to return humans to the surface of the Moon with its next-generation Starship rocket.

GM confirms $2.3 billion investment with LG in battery cell gigafactory in Tennessee


GM has confirmed a $2.3 billion investment in partnership with LG Energy Solutions to build a new battery cell gigafactory in Tennessee. more… The post GM confirms $2.3 billion investment with LG in battery cell gigafactory in Tennessee appeared first on Electrek. Electrek

Lightning eMotors and REV Group subsidiary to produce electric ambulances

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Commercial vehicle manufacturers Lightning eMotors and REV Group, Inc. are co-developing all-electric ambulances with Leader Emergency Vehicles, a REV Group subsidiary.

This is what hybrid cars looked like 80 years before Prius

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The Toyota Prius may have popularized hybrid cars, but it was by no means the first hybrid to reach production. This 1916 Owen Magnetic predates the Prius by about 80 years. It's now part of Jay Leno's massive car collection, and was featured on a recent episode of his Jay Leno's Garage YouTube show.

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Tesla Model X Plaid makes an appearance at Fremont test track with Tesla Semi


An apparent tri-motor Tesla Model X Plaid was recently spotted at the Fremont Factory’s test track. Joining the Model X Plaid in the Fremont Factory’s test area was the Tesla Semi, another upcoming vehicle that is expected to be released in the near future. .

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Porsche adopts new production process using patches, not plugs; Taycan EV first

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Porsche AG has developed a new production process at its headquarters in Zuffenhausen in collaboration with Tesa SE.

Report: GM planning second US battery plant with LG in Tennessee

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General Motors is reportedly making plans with the South Korean battery supplier LG Chem for a second joint U.S. battery plant—this one in Tennessee. According to Reuters, confirming multiple sources familiar with the plans on Wednesday, the $2.3

Tesla Cybertruck pays visit to Gigafactory Texas with Elon Musk behind the wheel


The Tesla Cybertruck has come home, at least to some degree. As could be seen in recent pictures and videos from Giga Texas, the all-electric pickup truck recently paid a visit to the upcoming EV factory.

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Washington State bans gas cars by 2030 – the earliest in the US


Washington State legislature has passed “Clean Cars 2030,” a bill setting a goal to require all light-duty vehicles of model year 2030 or later to be electric. The bill passed as part of a larger package directing utilities to prepare the state for all-electric transportation.

Mercedes-Benz unveils EQS electric luxury sedan

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Mercedes-Benz unveiled the EQS, the first all-electric luxury sedan from Mercedes-EQ. Earlier post.) The EQS is also the first model to be based on the modular architecture for luxury and executive-class electric vehicles.

Aptera shows how its “never charge” solar EV performs

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Aptera Motors’ says that most drivers will never need to charge its three-wheeled, solar-powered car—offering a driving range of up to 1,000 miles—and that it will be “the most efficient vehicle ever made available to consumers.”

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Musk says SpaceX’s fifth Starship launch is scheduled next week, sets static fire date


Update: As expected, SpaceX has scheduled a road closure on Monday, April 19th – most likely for Starship SN15’s first static fire attempt. The installation of three Raptors could begin at any point over the next three days and generally takes a matter of hours.

Mercedes-Benz EQS is impressive, but calling it a ‘Tesla Killer’ is insane


The media and Tesla shorts are quick to call the new Mercedes-Benz EQS a “Tesla killer.” ” While the new electric car is impressive, I wouldn’t be so quick to give it the too easily tossed around “Tesla killer” title.

NVIDIA’s automotive pipeline now exceeds $8B for DRIVE AI-based mobility solutions

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Volvo Cars, Zoox and SAIC are among the growing number of leading transportation companies using the newest NVIDIA DRIVE solutions to power their next-generation AI-based autonomous vehicles.

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Panasonic sees bigger cells as key to affordable EVs but is skeptical of Tesla format change

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In a rare interview, Panasonic's EV battery boss provided a glimpse of the company's response to the larger battery cells promoted by client Tesla.

Tesla’s (TSLA) controversial Bitcoin investment could already be up over $1.3B


Tesla’s ( NASDAQ:TSLA ) decision to invest $1.5 billion of its cash in Bitcoin back in January appears to be the right move. With Bitcoin hitting over $64,118 as of writing, Tesla’s rather controversial investment could very well be up over $1.3 billion.

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EGEB: This tech repels dust from solar panels, saving up to 98% of energy


In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): Award-winning Superclean Glass makes a transparent electrodynamic shield that repels dust from solar panels. Facebook has procured enough clean energy projects to meet 100% of its energy needs.

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Plug Power invited to submit Part II Application for proposed $520M DOE loan guarantee for green hydrogen production network

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Plug Power Inc. has been invited to submit a Part II Application for a loan guarantee under the US Department of Energy (DOE) Title XVII Loan Guarantee Program.

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Rivian electric trucks will use cells from Samsung SDI

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Rivian announced Monday that it will use Samsung SDI battery cells for its R1T electric pickup truck and R1S electric SUV, as well as upcoming commercial vehicles.

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Tesla is building out a team of Semi service technicians in the US and Canada


Tesla appears to be working to ensure that its Class 8 Semis are well supported once they are deployed to customers. This is hinted at by multiple job listings on the company’s Careers page f or “Semi Service Technicians,” who would become specialists on the upcoming vehicle. .

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X Mobility launches electric lineup including low cost e-bikes, e-scooters, and e-motorcycles


A new personal electric vehicle company has just debuted, joining a segment that has seen impressive growth lately. The aptly named X Mobility startup is already showing off a wide range of light electric vehicles.

UPS to purchase 10 eVTOL aircraft from BETA, with option for up to 150

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Through its UPS Flight Forward subsidiary, UPS plans to purchase electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft from Beta Technologies ( BETA ) as part of its innovation-driven strategy to identify new ways to help small businesses with sustainable solutions.

How the Mercedes EQS is more efficient than most other EVs

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Driving range really matters in an EV. Even when that EV is one that very closely parallels the S-Class, the brand’s longtime flagship for conspicuous consumption and twin-turbo V-8s.

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The Boring Company’s initial fare prices for the greater Vegas Loop are released


The Boring Company has released the fare prices for the Vegas Loop, and they are quite reasonable. With enough optimization, it appears that Elon Musk’s tunneling startup may indeed have a shot at disrupting and revolutionizing the public transportation sector.

Tesla Cybertruck prototype spotted at its upcoming home of Gigafactory Texas


We are getting our first new sighting of a Tesla Cybertruck prototype in a long time as the electric pickup has just been spotted at its upcoming home of Gigafactory Texas. more… The post Tesla Cybertruck prototype spotted at its upcoming home of Gigafactory Texas appeared first on Electrek.

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Juneau Capital Transit puts first all-electric bus in service

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Juneau residents will begin to see Capital Transit’s first battery-electric bus in service and on the road tomorrow. This is the first electric bus owned and operated by a public transit agency in Alaska.

Yamaha wants to power some very fast EVs

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The Yamaha name is often associated with high-performance motorcycles, but the company also wants to power some very fast electric cars. Last year, Yamaha announced plans to supply motors for other companies' EVs.

Crypto exchange Binance launches Tesla (TSLA) token for fractional stock trading


Cryptocurrency exchange platform Binance has announced that it is launching zero-commission tradable stock tokens called Binance Stock Tokens (BST), which would allow users to trade in fractional stocks.

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Tesla prepares to use its new electric semi-trucks between Fremont and Giga Nevada


Tesla is preparing to support its upcoming new Tesla Semi electric trucks on the route between Fremont Factory and Gigafactory Nevada. The automaker is going to be its own best customer when it comes to the electric truck.

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MHO-Co to head consortium to develop green solutions for shipping; fuel cells and batteries

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Denmark-based shipping company MHO-Co is heading a consortium that will spend €4.5 million during the next three years on developing green solutions for the future of the maritime industry.

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Toyota RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid is still flying off dealer lots—faster than Mach-E

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An important metric for car sales is the average time a given model spends on dealer lots. The Toyota RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid is doing quite well in that area. The RAV4 Prime was the quickest-selling new car in March, second only to the Chevrolet Corvette, according to iSeeCars analysis.

SpaceX clears launch pad for upgraded Starship’s first big day of testing


SpaceX has cleared its suborbital South Texas launch pad of all personnel, clearing the way for the Starship serial number 15 (SN15) to kick off the first in a series of big tests.

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Yamaha develops 350 kW motor for electric hypercars, demonstrates 1,400 kW application


Yamaha Motors has just unveiled a new oil-cooled electric motor with claimed industry-leading power density. more… The post Yamaha develops 350 kW motor for electric hypercars, demonstrates 1,400 kW application appeared first on Electrek. Electrek

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Shell Gamechanger Accelerator Powered by NREL selects two green hydrogen startups for fourth cohort

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The Shell GameChanger Accelerator Powered by NREL (GCxN) has selected three additional startups to participate in the program.

2022 Mazda MX-30 preview: Rotary-ready freak of the future bucks big batteries

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Those who gripe that all electric vehicles are starting to look the same and follow the same specs should probably take a good look at the Mazda MX-30. The automaker on Wednesday confirmed that its MX-30 electric vehicle, which is already available in Europe, is coming to California this fall.

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