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Ford unveils Maverick compact hybrid pickup truck starting at less than $20K

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Ford unveiled the 2022 Ford Maverick compact pickup truck. Maverick comes as a standard five-passenger, four-door pickup, with a full-hybrid powertrain and a projected EPA-estimated rating of 40 mpg city fuel economy and 500 miles of range on a single tank of gas.

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Ford is making more Mustang Mach-E electric SUVs than gasoline Mustangs

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Many longtime Ford Mustang fans weren’t exactly thrilled to see the fully electric Mach-E SUV made a Mustang. Considering all the rave reviews—including here at Green Car Reports, where it won our annual Best Car To Buy award—the electric Mustang has earned its place in the lineup.

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Tesla’s Plaid Event highlights a new era of self-driving vehicles: Oppenheimer

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Tesla ( NASDAQ: TSLA ) unveiled its new Plaid Model S last night and rolled out deliveries to those who have been waiting patiently to take delivery of the “Refreshed” version of the company’s flagship sedan.

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First look at Tesla’s new user interface

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With the release of Tesla’s new Model S Plaid, the automaker has designed a brand new user interface, and we take a first look at it in this article. It’s more intuitive and customizable. more… The post First look at Tesla’s new user interface appeared first on Electrek.

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Air Products announces multi-billion dollar net-zero blue hydrogen energy complex in Edmonton, Alberta

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Industrial gases leader Air Products, and its subsidiary Air Products Canada Ltd., in conjunction with the Government of Canada and the Province of Alberta, announced a multi-billion dollar plan to build a landmark new net-zero blue hydrogen energy complex.

40-mpg pickup, Niro EV changes, Volvo PHEV sales, Tesla recalls: Today’s Car News

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The Ford Maverick hybrid shows a 40-mpg future for gasoline compact trucks that Toyota has inexplicably omitted. Kia carries the Niro EV over as anticipation builds for the EV6. We sum up recent Tesla recalls. And Volvo has been selling a lot of plug-in hybrids.

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Tesla is using a new 12v Lithium-ion battery in the Model S Plaid

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Among the many changes that Tesla implemented in the new Model S Plaid, a new, 12-volt lithium-ion battery is one of the most subtle yet significant improvements the company made to its flagship sedan.

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Oshkosh Corporation unveils Volterra platform of electric fire and emergency vehicles

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Oshkosh Corporation’s Fire & Emergency segment unveiled the Volterra platform of electric vehicles with the introduction of two new trucks under the Pierce Manufacturing and Oshkosh Airport Products brands.

Electrify America taps into connected home charging

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Electrify America is expanding its focus from public charging to the place most EV drivers charge the most—at home.

Tesla Model X Plaid makes an appearance at Model S Plaid delivery event

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The Tesla Model X Plaid made an appearance at the Model S Plaid’s delivery event. And based on images and videos of the newly redesigned flagship SUV, the new Model X would be just as jaw-dropping as its sedan sibling, especially when it comes to its raw power and bleeding-edge tech. .

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Tesla launches Model S Plaid with new motor tech, faster charging, and new entertainment features

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Tesla has officially launched the new Model S Plaid at a delivery event in Fremont today and Elon Musk emphasized Tesla’s new electric motor technology, faster charging, and a ton of new entertainment features.

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IAV unveils new battery assembly concept that is easier to recycle, with better CO2 balance

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IAV has developed a battery assembly concept that is much easier to recycle than existing battery systems and also has a much better CO 2 balance. The concept is not only interesting for future vehicles—it can be integrated into existing e-models as well.

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Report: Tesla will change battery chemistry for Model Y in China

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Tesla Model Y electric cars built in China will soon start using a new battery chemistry from LG Chem, according to South Korean newspaper Business Korea (via Electrek).

Tesla Model S Plaid owners manual reveals how “Auto Shift” works

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“I think generally all input is error,” said Tesla CEO Elon Musk when he explained the Model S Plaid’s Auto Shift feature. Tesla removed the stalks when reinventing the Tesla Model S Plaid’s design.

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Tesla warns new Model S Plaid won’t hit advertised 200 mph at launch, needs tire/wheel upgrade

Electrek

Tesla is warning that its new Model S Plaid won’t hit its advertised 200 mph top speed at launch since it will need a tire and wheel upgrade this fall.

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AqualisBraemar LOC joins HYSEAS III hydrogen fuel-cell vessel project for vessel design

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AqualisBraemar LOC has been appointed by Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd. CMAL) to partner in designing a hydrogen fuel-cell sea-going passenger and car ferry—a first for Europe. This is part of HYSEAS III , a Horizon 2020 funded project ( earlier post ).

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Plug-in hybrids top 20% of Volvo's US sales

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Volvo's plug-in hybrids are steadily gaining market share. As part of its monthly sales recap, the automaker announced Monday that plug-in hybrids accounted for 20.8% of its United States sales in May. The number was even higher in California, where plug-in hybrids accounted for 47.7% of Volvo's U.S.

Tesla flexes its overkill infotainment system by running “Cyberpunk 2077” at 60 fps

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When Tesla formally announced the Model S Plaid in its Q4 and FY 2020 Update Letter, the company was quick to point out that company’s new flagship sedan would feature a 10-teraflop infotainment system.

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Tesla is now looking to hire self-driving car test drivers around the world

Electrek

Do you want to work for Tesla remotely and test its latest Autopilot and Full Self-Driving features? You may be in luck as we learn that the automaker is now looking to hire self-driving car test drivers around the world. You don’t even need a college education.

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Enevate announces new production license agreement for silicon-dominant battery technology

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Aptera Sol: 1,000-mile, solar-supplemented EV teases tent, space for a surfboard

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If you want an EV to take camping, several companies are eager to sell you an electric pickup truck. But Aptera seems to think its solar-supplemented three-wheeler can fill that role just as well—if, perhaps for day-camping.

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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says Starship will take over Starlink launches

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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has reiterated plans for Starship to take over Starlink launches, eventually fully replacing Falcon 9’s role in the constellation.

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Watch Tesla Model S Plaid electric hypercar go from 0 to 60 mph in 1.99 seconds

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With the kind of performance it’s achieving, it’s hard to argue that Tesla’s new Model S Plaid is not a hypercar. Here you can watch a brand new Tesla Model S Plaid accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 1.99 seconds at the delivery event.

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All 1,500 Kia America “First Edition” EV6 EVs have been reserved

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The limited run of 1,500 Kia First Edition EV6s ( earlier post ) have been fully reserved the day the offer became available on Kia.com. Delivery to local dealers is expected in Q1 2022.

2022 Jaguar I-Pace, Aptera “never charge” lifestyle, GM EV policy: Today’s Car News

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The 2022 Jaguar I-Pace is getting a new interface and faster charging. We look at what Aptera sees as the lifestyle for its solar-supplemented, three-wheeled, hyper-efficient EV.

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Tesla launches new Model S with new Plaid badge

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Tesla has rolled out what could very well be its coolest badge to date. As per images shared by attendees of the Model S Plaid’s delivery event at the Fremont Factory, the flagship sedan no longer features a badge that spells out the word “PLAID.”

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Tesla increases Model S Plaid price by $10,000 just ahead of first deliveries

Electrek

Tesla has increased the price of its brand new Model S Plaid by $10,000 just a day ahead of its first deliveries at an event later tonight. more… The post Tesla increases Model S Plaid price by $10,000 just ahead of first deliveries appeared first on Electrek.

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ORNL team uses green solvent to recover materials from spent Li-ion batteries

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Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a solvent that results in a more environmentally friendly process to recover valuable materials from used lithium-ion batteries; supports a stable domestic supply chain for new batteries; and keeps old ones out of landfills.

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Tesla Model S Plaid, Nissan Ariya, BMW iX and i4, Toyota and EVs: The Week in Reverse

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Which EVs include free fast-charging? Which big automaker sees hydrogen fuel cells and batteries together as a solution for larger trucks? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending June 4, 2021.

Tesla Model S Plaid first test ride: 0-60 mph in 1.99 sec with drag strip mode is crazy

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The Tesla Model S Plaid’s specs are, in a manner of speaking, something that must be felt to be believed. This is especially true when it comes to the vehicle’s acceleration, which boasts a 0-60 mph time of 1.99 seconds.

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Tesla is about to raise the bar with new Model S Plaid, expect a few surprises

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Tesla is about to unveil the new Model S Plaid, arguably the biggest update to the vehicle program, which is already almost a decade old. We expect that the automaker is going to unveil a few surprises that will raise the bar.

NHTSA estimates 38,680 traffic fatalities in 2020, up 7.2% from 2019 despite 13.2% drop in VMT

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) statistical projection of traffic fatalities for 2020 shows that an estimated 38,680 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes. This represents an estimated increase of about 7.2% as compared to the 36,096 fatalities reported in 2019.

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GM asks EPA for national acceleration of EVs, supports California CO2 targets

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General Motors on Wednesday announced some of its wants for a redefined policy for vehicle greenhouse gas regulations. In all, it strikes a more uplifting chord—and soundly supports California’s policy direction.

SpaceX VP says Starlink is almost ready to revolutionize in-flight internet

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Speaking on a panel at an aviation conference, a senior SpaceX sales executive says that the company is in talks with “several…airlines” to provide in-flight internet to passengers with its Starlink satellite constellation.

Tesla (TSLA) could dominate $1.2 trillion market with autonomous, Uber-like vehicle fleet

Electrek

Tesla (TSLA) is looking at a more-than-decent chunk of a market valued at $1.2 trillion with its upcoming Tesla Network, a new Uber-like ride-hailing service with autonomous electric cars, according to Ark Invest. more… The post Tesla (TSLA) could dominate $1.2

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Desktop Metal qualifies 4140 low-alloy steel for high-volume additive manufacturing of end-use parts with the Production System

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Desktop Metal, a provider of mass-production additive-manufacturing (AM) solutions, has qualified the use of 4140 low-alloy steel for the Production System platform, which leverages patent-pending Single Pass Jetting (SPJ) technology designed to achieve the fastest build speeds in the metal additive manufacturing industry.

2022 Lexus NX: 36-mile plug-in hybrid, 36-MPG hybrid help normalize electrified luxury

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In the not-too-distant past, Lexus has leaned on marketing to portray hybrid models that plug in as second-class.

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