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New liquid hydrogen carrier would transport green H2 from Scotland to Germany

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C-Job Naval Architects has designed a new class of liquid hydrogen tanker in partnership with LH2 Europe. LH2 Europe will use the abundant renewable electricity in Scotland to produce green hydrogen and market it at a competitive price with diesel.

Lexus engineering boss: 800-volt system done, electric is the future

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Lexus and Toyota might not be asleep at the EV wheel after all. The automaker, known for biding its time and taking a cautious long-game approach on anything that it sees going big, appears to be applying the same mindset here.

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Construction of the world’s largest offshore wind farm has begun

Electrek

Offshore construction work has officially started for the UK’s Dogger Bank, which will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm, with the installation of the first length of HVDC export cable off the Yorkshire coast. Dogger Bank will also be the first HVDC-connected wind farm in the UK. more….

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Elon Musk’s Starlink has about 150k daily users in Ukraine, confirms official

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Roughly 150,000 people are using Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite internet system in Ukraine every day, according to Digital minister Mykhailo Fedorov.

Volvo Trucks and Bucher collaborate to electrify sewer cleaner trucks

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Volvo Trucks and Bucher Municipal have now entered into a collaboration to electrify sewer cleaner trucks. By the end of 2023, Bucher Municipal expects to deliver up to 80 fully electric sewer cleaner trucks to cities in Europe.

Electrify America claims more than five times the charging sessions in 2021 vs. 2020

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Electrify America on Monday released a few tidbits of network-usage data from 2021, showing a major uptick in charging sessions over 2020. The company said in a press release that it provided 1.45

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California runs on 100% clean energy for the first time, with solar dominating

Electrek

For the first time ever, California, the world’s fifth-largest economy, was powered by 100% clean energy on Saturday, April 30. That milestone was driven largely by solar power. more…. The post California runs on 100% clean energy for the first time, with solar dominating appeared first on Electrek.

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Veloz: California EV market continues strong growth; Q1 strongest quarter to date; 16.32% market share

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California’s EV market continues to grow, according to data gathered by Veloz , a non-profit which tracks and reports on growing electric vehicle (EV) sales data in California, market trends, and infrastructure build-out.

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DOE: $3.1 billion for EV battery supply chain, $45 million for development

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The United States Department of Energy (DOE) this week announced new funding from President Biden's Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for domestic EV battery production and development. The DOE on Monday announced $3.16 billion for the domestic battery supply chain.

Tesla says it will turn Shanghai into ‘the world’s largest vehicle export hub’ with new factory

Electrek

Tesla says it will turn Shanghai into “the world’s largest vehicle export hub” with a new factory capable of producing 450,000 electric vehicles per year, next to the existing plant. more….

Tesla’s Elon Musk gets invite to UK Parliament to discuss $44 billion Twitter buyout

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk has received an invitation to appear before the UK Parliament so he could talk about his upcoming $44 billion acquisition of Twitter. The letter was penned by Julian Knight, the Chair of the UK House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Select Committee.

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Study finds reduction of low-frequency noise from transition to electric buses improved residents’ health

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The health of residents living alongside a bus route in Gothenburg, Sweden, improved when hybrid buses were replaced by buses fully powered by electricity.

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US plug-in vehicle sales hit a record high in Q1, led by Tesla and California

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Electric vehicle sales were at a record level both in California and nationally, according to numbers released by the California Energy Commission and interpreted by the electric vehicle advocacy organization Veloz this past week.

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Tesla to supply up to 8 MWh of Powerpacks for SpaceX’s Starbase solar farm

Electrek

Tesla is going to supply up to 8 MWh of Powerpacks for SpaceX to expand its solar farm at Starbase in Boca Chica. It’s the latest of many collaborations between Tesla and SpaceX. more….

Tesla prepares for ‘monstrous’ Q2 with Fremont factory running 10-20% above capacity: analyst

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Tesla ( NASDAQ: TSLA ) is preparing for a “monstrous” second quarter as Trip Chowdhry of Global Equities Research released a new note this morning that indicates the Fremont factory in Northern California is running as much as 20 percent above capacity.

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Rheinmetall develops glass fiber suspension spring

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Rheinmetall has developed a new glass fiber suspension spring. In cooperation with a premium OEM, the Düsseldorf-based technology group has now presented this product in a prototype testbed vehicle.

Tesla stopped including a mobile charger with its vehicles; it's not the only one

Green Car Reports

Tesla's recent move to stop including its mobile charger as standard equipment has raised eyebrows, but Tesla isn't the automaker to do that recently. Tesla removed the mobile charger, which is a cable with a NEMA 14-50 plug that allows cars to charge directly from those outlets, in late April.

US Dept of Energy announces $3 billion toward EV battery manufacturing and supply chain

Electrek

The US Department of Energy announced today a new $3 billion program going toward battery manufacturing and supply chain to support the transition to electric vehicles. more…. The post US Dept of Energy announces $3 billion toward EV battery manufacturing and supply chain appeared first on Electrek.

SpaceX still on track to launch one Falcon rocket per week in 2022

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Now more than a third of the way through 2022, SpaceX remains firmly on track to hit CEO Elon Musk’s target of an average of one Falcon rocket launch per week throughout the year.

Daimler Buses to offer CO2-neutral vehicles in every segment by 2030; eCitaro with Toyota fuel-cell range extender

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Stellantis buys Share Now car-sharing venture from BMW and Mercedes

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Stellantis will buy the Share Now car-sharing joint venture from BMW and Mercedes-Benz, incorporating it into Stellantis' own Free2Move service. The companies didn't disclose a selling price, but Bloomberg reported that it could have been around $260 million.

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Environmental group asks for Tesla Giga Berlin’s operating license to be revoked after paint leak

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The Green League, an environmental group, has launched an effort to revoke Tesla’s operating license for Gigafactory Berlin after learning of a significant paint leak. more….

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Elon Musk’s Starlink adds portability option for an additional $25 per month

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Starlink added a portability option for an additional $25 per month. The feature allows users to bring their satellite dishes with them to use Starlink’s internet service in areas where the company actively provides coverage.

AECC presents zero-impact emissions demonstrator car at Vienna Motor Symposium

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The European Association for Emissions Control by Catalyst (AECC) presented its zero-impact emissions demonstrator car at the Vienna Motor Symposium, 27-29 April.

Volta plans to build its futuristic-looking electric trucks in the US, teases truck-as-a-service offering

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Sweden-based Volta Trucks on Thursday announced plans to enter the United States market with its Zero electric commercial trucks. The company said in a press release that it plans to "appoint an experienced U.S.-based based manufacturing partner in late 2022." It plans to start U.S.

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Tesla updates Model S/X with new swivel screen for better in-car viewing experience

Electrek

Tesla has updated the Model S and Model X with a new motorized swivel function for the center screen. The feature enables a better viewing experience in the car as the automaker is betting on more in-car entertainment. more….

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Tesla 2022 Annual Shareholder Meeting set for August 4 

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Tesla set the date for its 2022 Annual Shareholder Meeting on Thursday, August 4. The meeting will take place at Tesla’s new headquarters in Austin, Texas. Tesla shareholders are expected to vote on a stock split during the meeting. The precise stock split ratios have yet to be determined.

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Kobe team’s hematite mesocrystal photocatalyst simultaneously produces hydrogen and hydrogen peroxide

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Using a hematite photocatalyst, a team led by researchers from Kobe University has succeeded in producing both hydrogen gas and hydrogen peroxide at the same time from sunlight and water. An open-access paper on the work is published in Nature Communications.

Chevy Bolt EV battery recall update: Nearly half have been remedied

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General Motors has remedied nearly half the vehicles in an expanded, ongoing Chevrolet Bolt EV battery recall, according to a quarterly report on the recall campaign published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Wednesday.

What’s the Matter With Gasoline Prices?

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Political rhetoric from both sides is more distracting than enlightening. Being an energy economist isn’t as glamorous as it looks. As with any expertise, it takes thousands of hours to … Continue Reading What’s the Matter With Gasoline Prices? Uncategorized featured

Tesla Giga Shanghai has resumed over 80% production

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Tesla Giga Shanghai has resumed over 80% production along with several other companies, according to Chinese official Zhang Hongtao — the chief engineer of the Shanghai Economics and Information Technology Commission.

NREL scientists advance solar thermochemical hydrogen (STCH) production

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Perovskite materials may hold the potential to play an important role in a process to produce hydrogen in a renewable manner, according to an analysis from scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

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Lucid updates on deliveries and raises prices effective June 1—but no price hike for reservation-holders

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As part of a quarterly update Thursday, Lucid confirmed a price hike across its model line, and it confirmed that it’s still on track for producing 12,000 to 14,000 vehicles by the end of the year.

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Tesla cancels employee bonuses tied to delivery quotas, raises salaries to compensate

Electrek

Tesla has decided to cancel any employee bonuses tied to its quarterly delivery quotas. The automaker is also raising base salaries for sales and delivery employees to compensate for the bonuses going away.

Tesla China got assistance from authorities during Giga Shanghai’s reopening: report

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Tesla received substantial help from authorities during the lead-up to Gigafactory Shanghai’s reopening.

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Study finds limiting warming to 2 °C would require at least a $200/t carbon tax globally

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All regions of the world do not—and will not—experience the effects of CO 2 emissions in the same way. Some will suffer greatly from climate change, while others may even benefit.

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Hyundai Ioniq 5 road-trip charging: Don't seek out 350-kw connectors, 150 kw might be just as fast

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Part of what makes the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and its close cousin, the Kia EV6, so noteworthy in the market is that they’re capable of taking advantage of 350-kw CCS connectors, and their faster-charging power levels allowed by 800-volt charging systems.

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