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Bye Aerospace unveils 8-seat all-electric eFlyer 800; Safran supporting propulsion design

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Bye Aerospace announced an eight-seat all-electric twin turbo-prop class airplane, the eFlyer 800. Performance estimates for the eFlyer 800 include up to 320 knot cruise speed, 35,000 feet ceiling and 500 nm range with 45-minute IFR reserves at normal cruise speed of 280 knots.

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CEO Mary Barra & General Motors Make Sure The Greenius Is Rewarded For His Many Years Of EV Advocacy

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That’s me on January 16, 2017, with my brand new Chevy Bolt EV Premier edition in my garage at home. I paid $47,000 in cash for that car as a #YearOfJoe gift to myself after a decade of environmental work and achievement.

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Report: $60/kwh battery pack price will make EVs cheaper than combustion

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Industry analysts have held up $100 per kilowatt-hour battery costs as the point where electric cars will achieve cost parity with internal combustion, but now the target has shifted to an even more ambitious $60 per kwh, according to a blog post by The Mobilist.

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First Tesla Powerwall+ images and specs released

Electrek

Tesla has now released the specs and the first images of a new Powerwall + installation after the power update announced by Elon Musk last week. more… The post First Tesla Powerwall+ images and specs released appeared first on Electrek.

KAMAZ opens center in Moscow to make electric buses

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Moscow is already the largest operator of electric buses in Europe with 600 e-buses in operation on its routes. The city plans to purchase another 1600 electric buses over next few years, with the goal of replacing the diesel fleet.

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EV chargers fall victim to weird attack that’s worse than Tesla Supercharger ICE-ing

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The shift to electric cars is underway, and based on the initiatives of countries and regions like Europe, the age of the internal combustion engine is ending.

Report: Not enough battery factories to support EVs' global rise past ICE vehicles in 2030s

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Battery-manufacturing capacity will have to grow dramatically for electric cars to surpass internal-combustion vehicles in the 2030s, according to a new report produced by Ultima Media, and sponsored by Swiss tech firm ABB.

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Raven SR & Hyzon Motors to build up to 100 waste-to-hydrogen hubs

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Raven SR , a renewable fuels company, and Hyzon Motors Inc., a global supplier of hydrogen fuel cell-powered commercial vehicles, announced a joint venture to build up to 100 hydrogen hubs across the United States and globally.

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Tesla says ‘brake failure’ protestor vandalized Model 3, refused third-party testing

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Tesla is navigating through a difficult bout with an owner in Shanghai, China, named Zhang Yazhou, who appeared at the Shanghai Auto Show last week in protest of what she claimed was a faulty Model 3 braking system.

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Bridgestone tires will help Lightyear One solar car leapfrog Tesla in efficiency

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The Lightyear One is claimed to be the world’s first long-range solar electric vehicle.

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Tesla Cybertruck camper system receives $50 million in orders, and it doesn’t even exist yet

Electrek

A third-party Tesla Cybertruck camper system has received over $50 million worth of orders even though the product doesn’t even exist yet. It shows just how excited people are for the new electric pickup trucks and the kinds of adventures you can do with it.

ORNL licenses MENNDL AI system to GM for automotive use

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has licensed its award-winning artificial intelligence software system, the Multinode Evolutionary Neural Networks for Deep Learning ( MENNDL ), to General Motors for use in vehicle technology and design.

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Tesla Model 3 easily earns Q1 2021’s best-selling EV title

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The first quarter of 2021 proved something most of the electric vehicle community probably expected: the Tesla Model 3 was the best-selling EV through the first three months of the year.

Battery-factory crunch, Bosch pushback, Lightyear tires, EV and PHEV deals: Today’s Car News

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The electric-car deals this month span beyond the Bolt EV. A report suggests there aren’t enough EV battery factories planned for the next decade. Some very special tires are going into a solar car that hopes to leapfrog Tesla in efficiency.

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Will quantum computing deliver a big leap forward for battery cells?

Electrek

The Cologne-headquartered German Aerospace Center (DLR) and Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC) in the UK is the latest pair to explore how quantum computing could help create better simulation models for battery development. The DLR is Germany’s research center for aeronautics and space.

DHL Express purchases 100 Fiat E-Ducato electric vans; 14,000 e-vehicles in delivery fleet across Europe by 2030

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DHL Express announced a partnership with Fiat Professional, purchasing the first 100 units of Fiat’s new E-Ducato, introduced to the public on Earth Day. With a range of more than 200 km, the E-Ducato is well-suited for last mile logistics.

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Tesla Cybertruck looks like CGI in real life in Giga Texas footage

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Elon Musk has remarked in the past that the Tesla Cybertruck looks like a CGI render in real life. Based on actual footage taken of the all-electric vehicle during its visit to Giga Texas, it does seem like the CEO is right on the money.

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Venture hatches "hydrogen hubs" to power fuel-cell garbage trucks—from waste

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Fuel-cell commercial-vehicle firm Hyzon Motors and renewable-fuels company Raven SR plan to build 100 "hydrogen hubs" that will power fuel-cell garbage trucks with hydrogen generated from the very refuse they haul.

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Tesla turns on the charm in China with new discount and perks amid negative press

Electrek

Tesla is turning on the charm in China by offering new discounts and perks amid changes in perception as a result of recent negative press. more… The post Tesla turns on the charm in China with new discount and perks amid negative press appeared first on Electrek.

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Plus and Cummins to develop first autonomous natural gas trucks; deployment in 2022

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Plus (formerly Plus.ai), a leading company in self-driving truck technology, announced a new initiative with global engine manufacturer Cummins to develop the industry’s first driver-in, supervised autonomous trucks powered by natural gas.

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SpaceX secures Starship SN15 launch license, permit to use Starlink dish in flight

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Right in the nick of time for a high-altitude flight test scheduled as early as Friday, April 30th, SpaceX has secured an FAA license to launch Starship prototype SN15 and simultaneously received an FCC permit to operate a Starlink dish installed on the rocket.

Supplier scarred by Dieselgate rejects EV future, will invest in combustion tech into 2040s

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Lashing out against proposals for upcoming Euro 7 emissions legislation, the CEO of the mammoth auto industry supplier Bosch last week called regulators “fixated” on EVs, and accused the EU of running a “technology monopoly” that chokes all other means of climate innovation.

EGEB: GM plans to invest $1 billion in its Mexico site to build electric vehicles

Electrek

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): GM says it plans to invest $1 billion in a plant in Mexico to build electric vehicles. SMUD, Sacramento’s electricity provider, is paying people to become certified solar PV installers.

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Researchers show how bacteria convert toxic copper ions to stable metallic copper

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Researchers from the University of Houston, with colleagues at the University of São Paolo in Brazil, have demonstrated how copper-resistant bacterium from a copper mine in Brazil convert CuSO 4 (copper sulfate) ions into zero-valent Cu (metallic copper).

Tesla FSD beta slated for summer EU release as UK allows self-driving cars on motorways

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Tesla might release Version 9 of its Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta software in two weeks. Elon Musk promises that FSD V9.0 will “blow your mind.” . FSD beta’s V9 version will help Tesla’s vehicles maneuver city streets better.

Best plug-in vehicle deals: Toyota Prius Prime, Hyundai Kona Electric, Nissan Leaf, and more

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April is shaping up to be a good month to buy an electric car or plug-in hybrid, with several good deals spotted by CarsDirect. In Southern California, a price cut has allowed shoppers to lease a 2021 Hyundai Kona Electric for around the same price as a gasoline model, according to the website.

Tesla releases insane story behind protester who crashed its booth at the Shanghai Motor Show

Electrek

Tesla has released a long statement about the background behind the protester who crashed its booth at the Shanghai Motor Show earlier this month. It’s a lot crazier than we thought.

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DOE report highlights opportunities of hybrid energy systems

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) released a new report, Hybrid Energy Systems: Opportunities for Coordinated Research , highlighting innovative opportunities to spur joint research on hybrid energy systems (HES).

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Tesla Insurance poised for US expansion in 2021

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Elon Musk is hopeful that Tesla Insurance could expand to other states in the US later this year. Musk noted that regulatory approval for Tesla Insurance often takes time. Hopefully, later this year for several more states.

GMC Hummer EV and Cadillac Lyriq will offer "one-click" charging on unified brand apps

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General Motors announced Wednesday that it plans to streamline the charging experience for its owners through a collaboration with seven charging networks that will open up app-based charging at nearly 60,000 charging connectors in the U.S. and Canada.

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Tesla is becoming more of an artificial intelligence and robotic company, says Elon Musk

Electrek

Elon Musk made the argument that Tesla is going to be known more as an artificial intelligence and robotic company. more… The post Tesla is becoming more of an artificial intelligence and robotic company, says Elon Musk appeared first on Electrek. Electrek

Ricardo advances hydrogen engine; testing prototype at University of Brighton

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Ricardo has developed a hydrogen-fueled research engine which could offer a renewable, economic and durable technology solution to accelerate zero-carbon emissions in heavy duty trucks, off-highway machines and marine vessels.

This crazy Tesla Cybertruck mod has gained $50 million in pre-orders

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The Tesla Cybertruck is expected to enter the electric vehicle market by the end of the year. The fact that the Cybertruck is still around 7-8 months away from production and deliveries has not stopped third-party companies, like Stream It, from inventing crazy mods for the all-electric truck.

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Musk sees Tesla Model Y becoming global bestseller in 2022: Toyota RAV4 dethroned?

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Tesla CEO Elon made a very tall-sounding pronouncement in the middle of the company’s quarterly earnings call on Monday: that he thinks the Tesla Model Y will become the world’s top-selling vehicle of any kind. In 2022.

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Tesla plans to return to making over 100,000 Model S and Model X vehicles per year with new version

Electrek

Tesla plans to resume making over 100,000 Model S and Model X vehicles per year with the new version, basically bringing the flagship vehicle programs to life.

New Argonne partnership with Cummins, Convergent, Sandia to predict fuel injector dynamics

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For the past six years, Argonne researchers have collaborated with Cummins, an engine design and manufacturing company, and software developer Convergent Science, Inc., to create predictive engine simulations using the laboratory’s high-performance computing tools.

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Tesla’s 4680 battery updates and $25K car development gets nod from analyst

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Tesla’s efforts to bring its 4680 battery cells to its upcoming products received a nod of approval from Mizuho Securities analyst Vijay Rakesh, who recently reiterated a “Buy” rating for the EV maker and an $820 per share price target.