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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’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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Mercedes-Benz to deliver 100 Citaro hybrid buses to Atac in Rome

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Rome-based transport company, Atac, will receive 100 Mercedes-Benz Citaro hybrid buses. The city buses are to be delivered in three lots between June and the autumn of this year. They are part of an ambitious investment program to modernize the bus fleet of the transport company in Italy’s capital.

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 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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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 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 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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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.

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 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.

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Samsung Heavy to partner with KAREI to develop molten-salt reactor floating power plants and nuclear-powered ships

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Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) is making a full-scale effort to develop offshore nuclear power plant technology. SHI has signed a Molten-Salt Reactor (MSR) development and joint research agreement with the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI), Korea’s only comprehensive nuclear research and development institute.

Report: Apple electric car project considering US-made batteries from BYD, CATL

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Apple is reportedly in private discussions over a potential electric-car battery sourcing agreement with two Chinese companies, CATL and BYD, according to a report from Reuters published Tuesday, citing multiple sources with knowledge of the matter.

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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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Battery manufacturer Northvolt raises $2.75B to add 60 GWh of capacity, VW adds $620M

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Battery manufacturer Northvolt announced a new $2.75 billion round of investments to help add 60 GWh of production capacity. Volkswagen is contributing another $620 million in the round.

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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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 Cybertruck looks at home as a work truck with Giga Texas’ workers

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When Elon Musk unveiled the Cybertruck, he was quick to emphasize that the steel all-electric pickup can be a serious work truck.

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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.

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 Ford Maverick hybrid pickup: City-savvy 40-mpg truck starts at $21,490

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The 2022 Ford Maverick tackles a conundrum many American families have faced for years: They might like the idea of a truck, but all of the pickup options are far more mammoth, more capable, and thirstier than what they need for the occasional weekend-adventure gear or home-project needs.

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SpaceX drone ship heads to the Bahamas for its ride to California

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SpaceX’s longest-lived and most prolific drone ship has departed Port Canaveral just a few days after preparations appeared to begin for a several-thousand-mile journey from Florida to California. And the droneship is departing Port Canaveral on its way to California!

That $1,700 Alibaba electric Jeep? Someone bought it, and here’s what showed up

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If you haven’t already had the pleasure of discovering it, I write a fun column called the Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicle of the Week.

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

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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 Model S Plaid launch and delivery event News Hub

Electrek

Tonight, Tesla is holding an event to launch the new Model S Plaid and deliver the first few cars at its Fremont factory. Here we will keep track of all the news coming out of the event. more… The post Tesla Model S Plaid launch and delivery event News Hub appeared first on Electrek.

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New ORNL novel composite catalyst for cost-effective ethanol-to-jet-fuel conversion

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The well-established, cost-competitive ethanol market provides an opportunity to shift the composition of jet fuel and other fuel products away from petroleum.

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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