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Aquarius Engines unveils free-piston linear engine operating on 100% hydrogen

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Israel-based Aquarius Engines unveiled a hydrogen-fueled version of its free-piston linear engine new hydrogen engine. The 10kg machine, based on the same technology as the original patented single-piston linear engine, operates exclusively on hydrogen.

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Fisker intends to make first all-electric Popemobile

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Fisker founder Henrik Fisker reportedly presented his vision of tailpipe-emissions-free transport to Pope Francis in a private meeting on Thursday, during a visit to Vatican City. And it’s one based on Fisker’s upcoming Ocean electric SUV.

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Ford has received more than 44,000 reservations for F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck

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Ford confirmed that it has received more than 44,000 reservations for the new F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck. It’s tracking a bit behind the Tesla Cybertruck, but it’s still doing good.

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Elon Musk confirms the new Tesla Roadster’s 1.1-second 0-60 mph acceleration

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It’s now official. The next-generation Tesla Roadster, when fitted with its SpaceX Package, would be capable of sprinting from 0-60 mph in 1.1 seconds. This insane piece of information was confirmed recently by CEO Elon Musk on Twitter. .

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BMW Group 1st automotive manufacturer to use new Pirelli tires containing FSC-certified natural rubber and rayon

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The BMW Group is stepping up its activities in the field of sustainability, becoming the first automotive manufacturer worldwide to equip its cars with tires using certified sustainable natural rubber and rayon, a wood-based material used to strengthen the tires.

This electric truck stop won't offer gas or diesel—just 25 MW of solar-supplemented charging

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The startup WattEV aims to build a 25-megawatt electric-only truck stop in Bakersfield, California, with charging powered by a solar array. The site will be open to the public, but WattEV also plans to use the charging stations for its own fleet of vehicles.

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Tesla and Fastned create ‘Energy Superhub’ charging station

Electrek

Tesla and Fastned, a Dutch charging network, are creating what they call an ‘Energy Superhub,’ a large dual-branded charging station in Oxford. more… The post Tesla and Fastned create ‘Energy Superhub’ charging station appeared first on Electrek.

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Wabtec’s battery-electric locomotive lowered full train fuel consumption by more than 11% in BNSF California pilot

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2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV and Bolt EV ship out to dealerships early

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Production of the 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV and 2022 Chevy Bolt EV has started, and first cars are already shipping out to dealerships, GM confirmed Monday to Green Car Reports Amid many delayed rollouts and arrivals, due to microchips and supply-chain issues, that’s about a month earlier than GM suggested earlier this year. Both models, built in.

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Tesla is updating Roadster design, 0-60 mph in mind-boggling 1.1 sec with SpaceX package?

Electrek

Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed that Tesla is updating the new Roadster design, and it looks like it’s going to achieve a 0-60 mph acceleration in a mind-boggling 1.1 seconds with the SpaceX package. more… The post Tesla is updating Roadster design, 0-60 mph in mind-boggling 1.1

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Tesla Model S Plaid may have just achieved a sub-1:30 lap around Laguna Seca

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A Tesla Model S Plaid may have set a new EV lap record at Laguna Seca recently with a run time of 1:29.9. EV advocate group The Kilowatts was able to capture the Tesla Model S Plaid’s full run around the iconic track as it seemingly broke the EV lap record. .

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Lightning eMotors reports $4.6M of revenue in Q1 2021 from sales of 31 commercial electric vehicles

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Lightning eMotors, Inc., a provider of commercial electric vehicles for fleets, reported Q1 2021 revenue of $4.6M and sales of 31 zero-emission commercial vehicles, across five specialty vehicle applications for its wholly-owned subsidiary Lightning Systems.

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Canoo prices its EVs, starting at $34,750 for Lifestyle Vehicle due in 2022

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Startup Canoo confirmed pricing on Monday for its first electric vehicles, but with no mention of the subscription model that was originally touted as one of the company's distinguishing features.

Ford F-150 Lightning starts under $40k w/ 300-mile range and can power your home

Electrek

US President Joe Biden wasn’t the only person to experience the Ford F-150 Lightning electric truck firsthand this week. On Friday we got our first in-person look at the Ford F-150 Lightning full-sized electric truck, and it was something pretty special.

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Tesla Cybertruck beats F-150 Lightning and Hummer EV in US electric truck survey

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The Ford F-150 Lightning might be an extension of America’s best-selling workhorse and the GMC Hummer EV might be the electric iteration of a gas-guzzling monster, but it appears that the US electric pickup market is already looking towards its upcoming favorite.

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MBL begins first test of tropical seaweed farming for biofuels production

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A team of researchers led by Loretta Roberson, associate scientist at the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, has installed the first seaweed farm in Puerto Rico and US tropical waters.

Ford Mustang Mach-E software updates will bring Amazon Alexa voice commands, creativity tools

Green Car Reports

Following through with its plan to add new features via over-the-air (OTA) software updates, Ford on Thursday announced an update for the Mustang Mach-E that will bring enhanced Amazon Alexa connectivity, BlueCruise driver-assist tech, and other features to the electric SUV.

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Tesla is stuck with over 10,000 cars on factory hold, resulting in a logistical nightmare

Electrek

Tesla has over 10,000 electric cars that came out of Fremont Factory on a “containment hold” and can’t deliver them to customers, according to sources familiar with the matter. It is likely going to lead to a logistical nightmare at the end of the quarter.

Tesla Giga Texas’ Model Y front megacast is as intimidating as it is revolutionary

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Tesla made waves a few months ago when it revealed that it was already utilizing single-piece megacasts for the Model Y’s rear underbody. The innovation was evident with automotive veterans such as Sandy Munro praising Tesla for its bold strategy.

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Ford unveils F-150 Lightning electric pickup; starting at $39,974; arriving in 2022

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Ford unveiled the F-150 Lightning battery-electric pickup.

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Fisker electric vehicles will have Sharp display systems, "class-leading resolution"

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Fisker and Sharp on Monday announced an agreement to develop and product interior interface technologies for up to four upcoming electric vehicles.

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Tesla Cybertruck sighting shows best look at electric pickup’s bed and tailgate ramp

Electrek

A new Tesla Cybertruck prototype sighting at Gigafactory Texas gives us our best look at the electric pickup’s bed and tailgate ramp to date. more… The post Tesla Cybertruck sighting shows best look at electric pickup’s bed and tailgate ramp appeared first on Electrek.

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SpaceX on track to launch eight Falcon 9 rockets in six weeks

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After yesterday’s successful Starlink-26 launch , SpaceX is now more than half of the way to completing eight orbital Falcon 9 launches in six weeks.

DOE awards $3M to MP Materials for project to extract rare earths from fossil fuel waste streams

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MP Materials has received a $3-million award from the Department of Energy (DOE) to complete a feasibility study, working with the University of Kentucky (UK), on a system to produce rare earth oxides, metals, and other critical materials recovered from coal by-products.

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Musk: Tesla Model Y made in Texas will have higher-density 4680 cells

Green Car Reports

Tesla Model Y electric crossovers built at the automaker's new Texas factory will use new 4680-format cells, as opposed to the 2170-format used in versions of the Model Y currently made at the automaker's Fremont, California, factory.

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Lamborghini finally breaks and announces an upcoming all-electric car

Electrek

Lamborghini has been reticent about going into all-electric vehicles, but it’s now finally breaking from its stance and has announced an upcoming all-electric car. more… The post Lamborghini finally breaks and announces an upcoming all-electric car appeared first on Electrek.

SpaceX set to launch six commercial Moon landers after latest win

Teslarati

After securing yet another contract, SpaceX Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy rockets are now scheduled to launch at least six commercial Moon landers over the next two and a half years.

New technology converts waste polyethylene to jet fuel in an hour

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Washington State University researchers have developed an innovative way to convert waste polyethylene plastic to ingredients for jet fuel and other valuable products, making it easier and more cost-effective to reuse plastics.

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Electric Subaru, Bolt EV range test, Hummer EV off-road, Toyota electric plans: The Week in Reverse

Green Car Reports

Which companies announced plans to make a $30,000 EV in the U.S.? What European automaker says it sees a potential upside in battery-swapping tech? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending May 14, 2021.

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Wind giant Vestas says it can now fully recycle turbine blades

Electrek

Danish wind turbine giant Vestas has announced today that it, along with a coalition of industry and academic leaders, has figured out how to fully recycle wind turbine blades. more… The post Wind giant Vestas says it can now fully recycle turbine blades appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla Model Y from Giga Texas will launch with 4680 cells, confirms Elon Musk

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk has confirmed that the Model Y produced from Gigafactory Texas would be launching with 4680 battery cells. The update was related by Musk in a recent interaction on Twitter. .

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Daimler Truck and Shell target accelerated rollout of hydrogen-based trucking in Europe; refueling infrastructure and rollout of fuel-cell vehicles

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Daimler Truck AG and Shell New Energies NL B.V. are partnering to drive the adoption of hydrogen-based fuel-cell trucks in Europe. The companies plan to support the decarbonization of road freight by building-out hydrogen-refuelling infrastructure and placing fuel-cell trucks in customers’ hands.

10,000 fast charges: Researchers claim their solid-state EV battery solution will last longer

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A group of Harvard researchers announced last week that they have designed a stable lithium-metal solid-state battery that can be charged and discharged at least 10,000 times “at a high current density.”

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Tesla produces first Model Y megacast at Gigafactory Texas

Electrek

Tesla has produced the first Model Y megacast at Gigafactory Texas ahead of the start of production of the Model Y with the new structural battery pack technology. more… The post Tesla produces first Model Y megacast at Gigafactory Texas appeared first on Electrek.

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SpaceX’s first flight-proven Starship takes another step towards reuse

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Nine days after becoming the first full-size prototype to survive a high-altitude launch and landing, SpaceX has installed Starship SN15 at the second of two identical launch mounts to prepare for potential reuse.

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ClearFlame Engine Technologies partners with Alto Ingredients to demo ethanol-fueled MCCI in heavy-duty diesels; high efficiency, low emissions

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Startup ClearFlame Engine Technologies announced a partnership with Alto Ingredients, a leading producer of specialty alcohols and essential ingredients, to conduct pilot demonstrations of ClearFlame’s solution for diesel engines using low-cost ethanol in Class 8 trucks.

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US mail delivery might still go all-electric with $8 billion provision

Green Car Reports

The United States Postal Service mail-delivery fleet could transition to all-electric trucks with an $8 billion provision recently advanced by a House of Representatives committee, Bloomberg reported last week.