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Ovako to inaugurate first plant to produce fossil-free hydrogen for heating steel before rolling

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Ovako, a European manufacturer of steel and one of the largest steel recyclers in the Nordic countries, is inaugurating the hydrogen plant at its Hofors mill. ( Earlier post.) Ovako’s hydrogen plant is the world’s first facility for producing fossil-free hydrogen to heat steel before rolling. This reduces emissions from this production step to nearly zero.

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2025 BMW EV will get this minimalist look, more range, faster charging

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BMW at the Munich auto show has revealed its Vision Neue Klasse concept that shows off the design language of the automaker’s next-generation electric cars. While still a concept car, the Vision Neue Klasse is a next iteration of the i Vision Dee concept that bowed at CES in January. That model boasted what BMW called a “reductive.

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Tesla’s $25k car and dedicated robotaxi will be Cybertruck-inspired: report

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Tesla’s $25,000 car and the company’s dedicated robotaxi past will both feature a design that’s inspired by the Cybertruck. This was, at least, according to Musk biographer Walter Isaacson. Citing an excerpt from Isaacson’s upcoming book, Axios noted that Musk was so focused on self-driving robotaxis that it took the collective effort of Tesla executives to persuade him to pursue an affordable car as well.

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Honda announces deal with Tesla to adopt NACS connector

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Honda announced that it will adopt the Tesla-designed NACS connector in its electric vehicles in North America. The Japanese automaker had already signaled that the move to NACS was coming, but now it has secured a deal with Tesla. more… The post Honda announces deal with Tesla to adopt NACS connector appeared first on Electrek.

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How serious is Norway about climate change? So much that its streetlights self-dim

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ZF develops compact, competitive magnet-free electric motor: In-Rotor Inductive-Excited Synchronous Motor

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ZF has developed an electric motor which does not require magnets. In contrast to the magnet-free concepts of separately excited synchronous motors (SESM) already available today, ZF’s I 2 SM (In-Rotor Inductive-Excited Synchronous Motor) transmits the energy for the magnetic field via an inductive exciter inside the rotor shaft. This makes the motor uniquely compact with maximum power and torque density.

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Toyota takes its biggest US port off the grid with hydrogen system

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Toyota’s ambitious project to take its busiest port in North America off the power grid is complete, the company reported Thursday. While the Tri-gen plant, generating 2.3 megawatts of electricity—1.7 megawatts more than what the port typically uses—will completely cut the facility’s reliance on grid power, it will remain.

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Tesla secures deal to deploy 20,000 Universal Wall Connectors at Hilton hotels

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Tesla has secured a deal to deploy up to 20,000 Universal Wall Connectors, the automaker’s clever new charging station, at 2,000 Hilton hotel locations. more… The post Tesla secures deal to deploy 20,000 Universal Wall Connectors at Hilton hotels appeared first on Electrek.

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MINI will present two members of the new electric MINI family at IAA

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MINI will present two members of the new electric MINI family at IAA: the fifth generation MINI Cooper and the new MINI Countryman. In addition, the MINI Aceman will premiere in April 2024 as a crossover in the premium small car segment. The user experience advances with the MINI Operating System 9, which has been optimized for touch and voice control.

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VW ID.GTI Concept EV re-ups the fun compact car for the electric era

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Volkswagen is bringing back its Golf GTI in electric form—with the ID.GTI Concept, which it declared “will be built as a usable sports car for the electric age.” Just as with the BMW Vision Neue Klasse concept that also made its debut this weekend at the Munich auto show, the ID.GTI Concept looks deep into the brand’s.

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Up to 20k Tesla Universal Wall Connectors to be installed at 2k Hilton sites

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Hilton and Tesla have announced an agreement to install up to 20,000 Tesla Universal Wall Connectors at 2,000 hotels in the US, Canada, and Mexico. The Tesla EV chargers are expected to be installed beginning in early 2024. Tesla’s Universal Wall Connector , which was launched last month, has received praise from the electric vehicle community.

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Faurecia and Accenture partner on products and services for connected and autonomous vehicles

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EVs At 90% Share In Norway — Tesla Model Y Best Seller

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August saw plugin EVs at 90.0% share in Norway, up from 86.1% a year ago. Full electrics continued to gain ground, taking 83.5% share. Overall auto volume was 11,083 units, down over 10% year on year. August’s best selling vehicle was the Tesla Model Y.

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Asahi Kasei to present diversified material solutions for EV batteries and circular economy at Fakuma 2023

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Japanese technology company Asahi Kasei will showcase diversified material solutions for safe and compact EV batteries, improved connectivity and lightweighting, as well as circular economy at Fakuma , the world’s leading trade event for industrial plastics processing, from 17 - 21 October 2023 in Friedrichshafen, Germany. Thermoplastic composites for EV battery applications.

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Honda sets timeline for adopting Tesla NACS charging

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Honda on Thursday announced that it’s formalized an agreement with Tesla for the adoption of Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS) in future U.S. EVs—and what it appears to highlight is that dealerships will need to juggle two different charging standards during the arrival of its upcoming EVs. Although Honda confirmed.

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Tesla Model 3 roof gets its real-world elephant strength test and passes with flying colors

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CEO Elon Musk once said that a Tesla roof could withstand the weight of a fully-grown adult elephant. A Model 3 in China may have gotten what might be the closest to that ever actually happening in terms of weight equivalence after flooding caused a roadside wall to collapse on top of the all-electric sedan. The Model 3 in question was one of several cars affected by the collapse of the wall, which was made of thousands upon thousands of bricks.

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ExxonMobil announces 6th oil discovery offshore Guyana with Ranger-1; Guyana may move from non-producer to regional powerhouse

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Tesla reaches 50,000 Supercharger milestone in just over a decade

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Tesla has reached the milestone of having deployed 50,000 Superchargers around the world. It took the automaker just over a decade to do it. more… The post Tesla reaches 50,000 Supercharger milestone in just over a decade appeared first on Electrek.

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J.D. Power: US growing increasingly divided on EV adoption

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According to the latest data from J.D. Power, EV adoption in the US is growing increasingly divided, with the most active states for EV adoption already on the path to parity with internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles and consumers steadily pulling back on EV purchases in the least-active states. On a nationwide basis, EV adoption rates have continued to rise steadily, with EV sales now representing 8.6% of the total new-vehicle retail market.

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Toyota reveals hydrogen fuel-cell electric pickup truck

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Toyota on Tuesday revealed a prototype hydrogen fuel-cell pickup truck, but it's unclear if the project will progress to a production vehicle. Based on the overseas-market Hilux, the prototype was developed by Toyota Motor Manufacturing U.K. and a handful of partner companies, with U.K. government funding. The Hilux was chosen because it has a.

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Honda adopts Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS) for North America

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Honda Motor Co. has announced that it had reached an agreement with Tesla to adopt the electric vehicle maker’s North American Charging Standard (NACS). Honda’s first electric vehicle with a default NACS port is expected to be launched in 2025. From that point forward, Honda will be equipping its vehicles with NACS ports. Before 2025, Honda’s electric cars will still be fitted with a Combined Charging System (CCS) port, though the vehicles will still be designed to be compatible with Tesla Supe

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The world’s longest subsea power cable is now complete

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Testing and installation of the world’s longest onshore and subsea power cable, which connects Denmark and the UK, is complete. more… The post The world’s longest subsea power cable is now complete appeared first on Electrek.

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QUANTRON and Ballard Power Systems introduce fuel cell powered trucks ready for delivery

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Ballard and Quantron AG have been developing fuel cell electric commercial vehicle platforms in a partnership since September 2021. ( Earlier post.) Now the two partners have delivered their first fuel cell electric vehicles, combining QUANTRON’s vehicle engineering expertise with Ballard’s fuel cell technology. QUANTRON QLI FCEV light truck The core of the Canadian-German partnership is the integration of Ballard’s high-performance FCmove fuel cell modules in QUANTRON vehicles.

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Mercedes EV concept touts efficiency focus, 800V drive system

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At the 2023 Munich auto show, Mercedes-Benz unveiled a concept car previewing future efficiency-focused EVs. The Mercedes-Benz Concept CLA-Class borrows the name of a current internal-combustion model but shows off the engineering of the Mercedes-Benz Modular Architecture (MMA) that will serve as the basis for four compact EVs in multiple body.

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Over 370 Tesla Megapack batteries spotted at Lathrop Megafactory

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An astounding 376 Tesla Megapack batteries were recently sighted at the electric vehicle maker’s Megafactory in Lathrop, California. The size of the Megapack fleet suggests that the production of the flagship batteries is running smoothly. Tesla’s Megafactory is specifically designed to produce the Megapack. Being the company’s largest battery storage unit, the Megapack is designed for grid use, and it has successfully been deployed in key projects in Australia and the United

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Volkswagen slashes ID.4 prices in China, now starting at $20,000

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In a new promotion, Volkswagen’s joint venture in China, FAW-VW, has drastically cut prices on the ID.4. The electric SUV now starts at 145,900 yuan ($20,060). more… The post Volkswagen slashes ID.4 prices in China, now starting at $20,000 appeared first on Electrek.

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Conti CityPlus concept tire premieres at IAA Mobility

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At IAA Mobility in Munich, Germany, Continental unveiled its new tire concept Conti CityPlus. This tire technology increases the total energy efficiency of a tire by up to 10%. The results are lower CO 2 emissions from passenger cars with combustion engines and longer driving ranges for electric vehicles. Conti CityPlus This was achieved by optimizing the tire behavior during stop-and-go traffic in urban driving situations, increasing the range of passenger cars by up to 3% as a result.

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2024 Ford Mustang Mach-E Rally EV vies for a dirt-track date

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Ford is a long history in rallying with cars like the Escort, Focus, and RS200, and now it's applying that to the Mustang Mach-E electric SUV. Unveiled Thursday, the 2024 Ford Mustang Mach-E Rally is a new performance model designed for dirt-road driving. Changes start with unique exterior styling, including 19-inch white rally-style wheels, a.

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Tesla celebrates 50,000 Supercharger installation worldwide

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Tesla achieved another milestone, celebrating the installation of 50,000 Superchargers worldwide. Tesla has been steadily expanding its Supercharger Network around the globe. In April 2023, Tesla announced it installed 45,000 Superchargers around the world. Based on Tesla’s map, most Superchargers are clustered in specific parts of the world, including the United States, Canada, Europe, Iceland, China, South Korea, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.

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A 14.3 MW offshore wind turbine was installed in just 30 hours

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Chinese wind giant Goldwind announced on social media today that it installed its 14.3 megawatt (MW) offshore wind turbine in “just 30 working hours.” more… The post A 14.3 MW offshore wind turbine was installed in just 30 hours appeared first on Electrek.

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EVs Take 37% Share In Germany — Incoming Incentive Tightening

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August saw plugin EVs take 37% share of Germany’s auto market, up from 28.5% year on year. Full electrics had significant pull-forward sales, ahead of the tightening in incentives from September 1st. Overall auto volume was 273,417 units, up some 37% YoY mainly thanks to the pull-forward.

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US EV adoption is becoming more polarized by state

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U.S. EV adoption rates continue to rise overall, but vary significantly by state, according to a new J.D. Power study. On a nationwide basis, EV adoption is rising steadily in the U.S., with EV sales now representing 8.6% of U.S. new-car sales, according to the study, which is based on data collected through August 2023. However, the U.S. is being.

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Tesla adds long overdue safety feature with new Model 3 Highland

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Tesla has added a long overdue safety feature with the new Model 3 Highland, according to the Owner’s Manual for the vehicle. Tesla has evidently added Blind Spot Indicators based on the inclusion of the feature in the new Model 3 Highland. It details the feature in the Owner’s Manual : “Your vehicle is equipped with a blind spot indicator located in the upper speaker grill of the driver door.

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The electric hot hatch is here: VW will electrify the GTI

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VW has shown an electric version of its classic GTI hot hatch. It’s just a concept so far, but VW says the all-electric ID. GTI is planned for eventual production. more… The post The electric hot hatch is here: VW will electrify the GTI appeared first on Electrek.

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38% Plugin Vehicle Share In China! — China EV Sales Report

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Plugin vehicles are all the rage in the Chinese auto market. Plugins scored over 658,000 sales last month, up 31% year over year (YoY). That pulled the year-to-date (YTD) tally to over 3.9 million units. Share-wise, with July showing another great performance, plugin vehicles hit 38% market share!

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2024 Polestar 2 review, Mercedes Concept CLA, Audi Q6 E-Tron: Today’s Car News

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Mercedes emphasizes how much efficiency matters in an aero-savvy, 800-volt concept. Audi previews a new cabin interface for future EVs. And does the Polestar 2 make more sense in rear-wheel-drive form? This and more, here at Green Car Reports. The Polestar 2 is entering its fourth model year, and while it doesn’t look all that much.

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Tesla Cybertruck cabin looks intact after rollover test

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Tesla has been teasing the Cybertruck’s crash tests for months, with the company even using it as an April Fools joke this year. As per a recent sighting of the all-electric pickup truck, it would appear that the Cybertruck is currently undergoing some crash tests, and it seems to be performing fairly well. The video, which was shared by the Cybertruck Owners Club to Teslarati , showed a Cybertruck at the back of a trailer.

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