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First China-developed hydrogen fuel cell locomotive starts trial runs

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The first China-developed hydrogen fuel cell hybrid locomotive—from core power to main components—has started trial runs on a 627 km railway line for coal transport in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Source: Xinhua.

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VW teases electric Microbus revival ahead of 2022 reveal, 2023 deliveries

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Volkswagen on Wednesday teased a prototype version of its Microbus-inspired ID.Buzz electric van that could closely resemble a production version due for customer deliveries in 2023.

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VW CEO explains why it needs to be more like Tesla: Giga Berlin will produce 90 cars/hour on 1 line


In a new note to his management team, as he is being challenged by his own workforce, VW CEO Herbert Diess explained why the German automaker needs to be more like Tesla. Surprisingly, a lot of it has to do with manufacturing – something that Elon Musk said would become Tesla’s main advantage.

Germany sets a new EV registration record, leaving ICE in the dust


Germany has set a new electric vehicle registration record, as one of every three new vehicles registered in the country in October was electric, according to new data from the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA). In October, electric vehicles accounted for 30.4

SwRI develops intrusion detection and defense system for ground vehicle cybersecurity

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Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has developed an intrusion detection and defense system (IDS) to protect military ground vehicles against cyberthreats to embedded systems and connected vehicle networks.

2022 Toyota bZ4X: From steering yoke to solar roof, does its tech signal a new era for EVs?

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Toyota on Friday revealed a whole lot more about its upcoming fully electric SUV, the 2022 bZ4X, which leads a lineup of “bZ” EVs and is described as “overturning the common idea that electrified vehicles are tedious.”

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Tesla to open new battery manufacturing equipment factory in Canada


Tesla confirmed that it is going to open a new factory to build battery manufacturing equipment in Canada. more… The post Tesla to open new battery manufacturing equipment factory in Canada appeared first on Electrek.

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Energy Vault to provide 1.6 GWh of gravity energy storage to support DG Fuels SAF projects

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Energy Vault, a company developing grid-scale gravity energy storage solutions, has entered into an energy storage system agreement with DG Fuels, a developer of renewable hydrogen and biogenic-based, synthetic sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and diesel fuel.

EV tax credit update: House proposal extended to $80,000 EVs, union-made drama remains

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The most controversial part of the expanded $12,500 EV tax credit so far hasn’t been the spending itself, but the requirement that vehicles getting the top amount—$4,500 of the $5,000 boost the program is being given—will need to be union-made.

Tesla confirms acquisition of battery startup in new patent


Tesla confirmed that it quietly acquired Colorado-based battery startup SiILion, Inc., in a new patent for a silicon-based battery anode. more… The post Tesla confirms acquisition of battery startup in new patent appeared first on Electrek.

Tesla 4680 program inches forward with Canada-based battery equipment facility


Tesla seems to be preparing to make the machines that will be used to manufacture its 4680 battery cells on a wider scale. The company plans to establish a manufacturing facility in the City of Markham in Canada that will build battery production equipment for its Gigafactories worldwide.

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Volkswagen introduces ID.5 electric SUV coupé in Europe

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In Europe, Volkswagen has launched a new ID. family top model as part of its ACCELERATE brand strategy: the ID.5 electric SUV coupé and the sporty ID.5 GTX with dual-motor all-wheel drive. Like the ID.3 and ID.4, the new ID.5

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Base Tesla Model 3 gets more range, slower acceleration, $7,000 price hike vs. earlier this year

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Tesla has once again made changes to the Model 3 lineup, including a price increase for the base version. The Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus, which was previously the de facto base model, has been replaced by an unnamed base rear-wheel drive Model 3 trim level, per Tesla's website.

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Lightning eMotors sells first 70-seat electric double decker bus with a 640 kWh battery


Electrified commercial fleet developer Lightning eMotors has announced the sale of an all-electric double-decker coach bus that seats 70 passengers. The converted diesel coach now contains a 640 kWh battery pack installed by Lightning eMotors, offering an estimated range of over 200 miles.

Indian State of Delhi scraps electric vehicle subsidies


The Indian State of Delhi has decided to do away with electric vehicle subsidies, incentivizing drivers to purchase EVs.

ICCT report quantifies emissions benefits if 12 states & DC adopt slate of California medium- and heavy-duty vehicle regulations

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The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) has released a report it commissioned from Sonoma Technology, Inc.

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With US research, VW aims to wirelessly charge a Porsche Taycan to 80% in 10 minutes

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Volkswagen Group of America is launching a joint research project with the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, to develop high-power wireless charging for electric cars.

VW CEO is facing a no-confidence vote after telling the truth about the need to go electric fast


Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess is in hot water. He’s apparently facing a no-confidence vote after pressure from the automaker’s worker council over his comment about the need to go electric faster.

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Tesla Model 3, Model Y gets $1k price increase & new free paint option


Tesla has raised the price of the Model 3 and Model Y by $1,000 in a fresh round of price adjustments. The company also updated its free paint options for its two best-selling vehicles. .

Volvo C40 Recharge LCA highlights huge potential of manufacturing and charging EVs with clean energy

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Volvo Cars has published a lifecycle analysis report on its second fully electric car, the C40 Recharge, which shows the potential CO 2 reductions if a car is built and charged using clean energy sources.

Mini is developing its Urbanaut electric van: A rival to electric VW Bus?

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Volkswagen's electric bus may soon have a rival from Mini. In a press release detailing sustainability initiatives, Mini said it is developing a production EV that could take design inspiration from the Vision Urbanaut concept first shown in 2020.

CN purchases battery electric freight locomotive from Wabtec to support sustainability goals


Canadian National Railway Company (CN) announced the purchase of Wabtec’s FLXdrive battery-electric freight locomotive, the first to join its 19,500-mile rail network.

Tesla Model Y is now sold out for 2021 in the US


The Tesla Model Y is sold out in the United States for the rest of 2021, revealing strong demand for the all-electric crossover. A quick search on Tesla’s US order page reveals that the estimated delivery date for a Model Y Performance is now January 2022.

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Benchmark: lithium-ion battery prices rise for first time in gigafactory era; lithium carbonate major driver

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Benchmark Mineral Intelligence reports that battery producers have begun to increase lithium-ion cell prices following a period of consistent raw material price rises throughout 2021, particularly for lithium.

Toyota EV tech, Tesla recall, E-Tron range update, DOE on EV edge vs. gasoline: Today’s Car News

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Toyota shows that EVs aren’t tedious, with some technology firsts in its upcoming bZ4X. The 2019 Audi E-Tron SUV is getting more range. Some Tesla models are being recalled. And yes, EVs emit less than other vehicle types over their lifetime. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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Tesla increases Model 3 and Model Y prices across the board again, adds new standard paint


Today, Tesla has updated its pricing for Model 3 and Model Y vehicles to increase prices across the board once more. The automaker’s cheapest vehicle has now increased in price by over 20% this year alone.

SpaceX and NASA defeat Blue Origin’s Starship Moon lander lawsuit


While specific details of the decision are likely a few weeks away, the US Court of Federal Claims has denied an infamous Blue Origin lawsuit, upholding NASA’s decision to award SpaceX a contract to create a Starship-derived Moon lander.

Wright Electric to develop electric 100-passenger aircraft for one-hour regional flights

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Wright Electric, Inc. earlier post ) is adding a new member to its planned family of zero-emissions aircraft for the commercial market—the Wright Spirit will incorporate Wright’s megawatt-class electric propulsion system and serve the 100-passenger market for one-hour flights.

Fisker Ocean will use CATL cells, charge at more than 250 kw

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Fisker and CATL on Tuesday announced a battery-supply deal for the Fisker Ocean electric SUV, which Fisker said is on track for a November 2022 production start.

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COP26 Daily Briefing: 3 big things that happened on November 5


The COP26, aka the United Nations Climate Change Conference UK 2021 , is under way in Glasgow. Here’s Electrek ‘s daily roundup of the key happenings at the world’s most important summit ever.

Tesla (TSLA) makes largest 12-day gain in the history of capital markets: report


Tesla ( NASDAQ:TSLA ) as a company is no stranger to doing things that were widely thought of as impossible. It made the stigmatized segment of electric vehicles exciting with cars like the original Roadster and the Model S.

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SES unveils 107 Ah hybrid Li-metal battery, announces new Shanghai gigafactory

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SES (formerly known as SolidEnergy Systems), a developer of high-performance hybrid lithium-metal rechargeable batteries for electric vehicles (EVs) and other applications ( earlier post ), unveiled Apollo, a 107 Ah Li-Metal battery that is the largest in the world and is targeted at the automotive industry.

Mass-producing Tesla 4680 cells "requires new techniques," Panasonic says

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Panasonic is preparing to mass produce large-format 4680 battery cells for Tesla, and facing new manufacturing challenges as part of that process, the head of the company's new consolidated battery division in a recent interview with Nikkei Asia. "In

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Tesla is moving driver profiles to the cloud for smooth transitions between cars, rentals, and more


Tesla is working on moving driver profiles to the cloud in order to sync them between vehicles. It will make it easier for owners of multiple Teslas and for people renting or sharing Tesla vehicles.

Tesla, Hertz work toward fulfilling massive Model 3 order


Tesla and Hertz are continuing to work through details that would solve how quickly the rental car company can receive the 100,000 Model 3 electric sedans it ordered from the automaker.

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CNH Industrial enters into exclusive multi?year technology licensing agreement with Monarch Tractor for tractor electrification

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CNH Industrial has entered into an exclusive, multi-year licensing agreement for electrification technologies with Monarch Tractor , a US-based AgTech company specializing in fully electric autonomous tractors.

Panasonic on Tesla 4680, EV tax credit, electric vans from Mini and VW: Today’s Car News

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Will Mini build a rival to the Volkswagen electric Bus? We follow another round of twists and turns toward a renewed EV tax credit. And Panasonic is pushing toward mass-production of Tesla’s 4680 format. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.