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China Yuchai launches China’s first operating hydrogen engine for commercial vehicles

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Vietnam's VinFast reveals EVs, plans factories in US and Germany

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Vietnamese automaker VinFast is growing its planned EV lineup to five models, and plans to open factories in the United States and Germany, alongside an existing factory in its home country. The automaker unveiled three new models at the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week.

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Tesla to raise Full Self-Driving price by $2,000, bringing price to $12k

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Tesla will raise the price of the Full Self-Driving suite by $2,000, bringing the price to $12,000 effective on January 17. The price revision was announced by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who shared details on the decision via Twitter. “Tesla FSD price rising to $12k on January 17,” Musk said.

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World’s largest floating solar farm comes online with wind and storage

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Beijing-headquartered electric power company Huaneng Power International (HPI) has completed the world’s largest floating solar project in Dezhou, which is in Shandong, an eastern Chinese province on the Yellow Sea.

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Modeling study suggests 1.8M excess deaths attributable to urban air pollution in 2019

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A new modeling study led by researchers from George Washington Universit (GWU) finds that 86% of people living in cities worldwide (~2.5 billion people) are exposed to annual average levels of fine particulate matter exceeding the World Health Organization (WHO) guideline from 2005, leading to 1.8

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Magna claims it can boost EV range 30%, with software and controls a big part of it

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Automotive supplier Magna is launching a complete electric powertrain package that can the company claims can boost range by up to 30%. Called EtelligentReach, the powertrain will debut on a "new entrant vehicle" in 2022, Magna said in a press release.

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Tesla Model 3 leads charge of UK’s ‘most successful year for EV uptake’

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In 2021, Tesla’s Model 3 all-electric sedan undoubtedly lead the United Kingdom to what the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) called “the most successful year in history for electric vehicle uptake.”

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Goodyear develops 70% sustainable-material tire; NPT on delivery robots

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The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has released a demonstration tire with 70% sustainable-material content.

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400-mile Chrysler Airflow Concept leads brand's EV strategy

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Chrysler will use the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show starting in Las Vegas later today to announce plans to launch its first electric vehicle by 2025, and eventually a full-electric lineup by as early as 2028.

First 15 Tesla Semi units to be delivered to PepsiCo by end of January: report

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Last November, PepsiCo CEO Ramon Laguarta surprised the electric vehicle community when he noted during an appearance on CNBC that his company was looking forward to the first deliveries of the Tesla Semi in Q4 2021.

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Tesla announces Full Self-Driving package price increase to $12,000

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Tesla announced today that it is going to increase the price of its Full Self-Driving package to $12,000 starting on January 17. The price bump should coincide with the release of an important new update.

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HyBlend project to assess hydrogen compatibility with pipeline materials and operations

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2024 Chevy Silverado EV: Electric Avalanche heir claims 400 miles, eventual $39,900 base price

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GM’s first fully electric Chevy pickup will offer an estimated 400-mile range when it’s delivered next year, with a base model arriving later at $39,900, the company confirmed with a reveal of the truck at the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on Wednesday.

Legendary Tesla Model S high-mileage road warrior is going for its 1 millionth mile

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When Germany-based Hansjörg Gemmingen purchased his Tesla Model S P85 in 2014, the world was a far different place. Back then, the idea of an all-electric car hitting 1 million kilometers, or better yet, 1 million miles, is something widely considered farfetched.

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Volvo Cars set to debut unsupervised autonomous driving in California

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Volvo Cars has announced plans to launch its new Ride Pilot unsupervised autonomous driving feature to customers in the state of California, and it will make its debut in an all-new, all-electric flagship SUV set to make its debut later this year.

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Peugeot focusing its people mover offering on purely electric versions; e-Rifter & e-Traveler

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Peugeot is accelerating its electrification and, starting in January 2022 in Europe, is focusing its people mover offer—embodied by the compact Rifter and the medium Traveler/Expert Combi—solely on purely electric vehicles.

American households might use EVs as backup power with this bidirectional charger

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At the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Wallbox Industries will unveil its second-generation bidirectional home charging station for the North American market.

Ford advises dealerships to not apply markups to F-150 Lightning customers

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Ford has sent out an internal memo to all dealerships in the United States and Canada, advising sales staff to not apply dealership markups to customers ordering the new, all-electric F-150 Lightning.

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China halts ban on foreign-owned factories, Honda announces an EV factory in China

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You could argue that the quietest business week in the Western world is that week between Christmas and New Year’s, and into that nebulous, boozy, cheese-filled week of relative silence was lobbed news that China has lifted its decades-old ban on foreign ownership of Chinese car factories.

Deutsche Post now automatically offsetting all CO2 emissions from mail transport

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Starting immediately, Deutsche Post is offsetting any unavoidable CO 2 emissions due to mail transport with investments in internationally recognized and certified climate protection projects at no extra charge.

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Chrysler Airflow EV concept marks a leading edge for Stellantis’ EV push

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Pontiac. Mercury. Oldsmobile. It seemed that Chrysler was headed for the same fate as these other ill-fated legacy American brands, but the company with the winged logo is looking to take flight again as the electric vehicle emissary for Stellantis. And that has given Chrysler new life.

Tesla sets bold goals for its vehicles’ safety in recent Giga Shanghai video

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Tesla China has released another informative video, this time providing a close look into Giga Shanghai and the vehicles that it builds. The video, which is quite extensive at eight minutes, provided details on how Tesla goes above and beyond to ensure the safety of its vehicles’ passengers.

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Tesla launches ‘Plaid Track Mode’ to push track performance to a whole new level

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Tesla announced today the launch of ‘Plaid Track Mode’, a new version of its track mode software to push the track performance of the Model S Plaid to a whole new level.

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BrightDrop announces Walmart as new EV customer and expands collaboration with FedEx

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BrightDrop, the GM technology company decarbonizing last-mile delivery, announced it is adding Walmart to its growing roster of customers, and expanding its relationship with FedEx.

Sony Vision-S electric SUV concept is a step closer to production

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Sony unveiled a second EV concept at the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The Sony Vision-S 02 crossover SUV is a follow up to the Vision-S sedan concept Sony presented at CES two years ago. While Sony hasn't confirmed that either vehicle is production-bound, the company is hinting at it.

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Tesla-CATL partnership strengthens as new facility sends cells to Giga Shanghai

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Tesla battery supplier Contemporary Amperex Technology’s (CATL) new facility near Gigafactory Shanghai is already sending cells to the electric automaker, strengthening the already robust partnership between the two companies, new reports suggest.

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Bobcat reveals world’s first* all-electric track loader at CES

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Doosan Bobcat launched its new, all-electric Bobcat T7X compact track loader at CES this week, calling it the first fully electric machine of this kind to reach the market. Even better news for Bobcat fans: they’ve already sold a whole bunch of ’em.

Embarer’s Eve eVTOL urban air mobility business going public via SPAC

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Eve UAM, the urban air mobility (UAM) business created by Embraer and established as an independent company in October 2020, has entered into a definitive business combination agreement with Zanite Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company focused on the aviation sector.

Ford F-150 Lightning EV production boosted to 150,000 annually, orders start this week

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Ford announced early Tuesday that this Thursday it will start inviting reservation-holders of its F-150 Lightning electric pickup to start placing their orders.

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Tesla’s 200 MWh Megapack installation in Angleton, TX is ready for the next big freeze

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Tesla recently uploaded a video introducing its latest energy storage project in Angleton, Texas. Tesla installed 81 Megapacks in Angleton totaling 200 MWh of energy.

VW announces the launch of its electric minibus on March 9

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Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess has confirmed that the VW ID.BUZZ, a new electric version of the brand’s iconic minibus, will launch on March 9. more… The post VW announces the launch of its electric minibus on March 9 appeared first on Electrek.

DOE researchers investigate economic and environmental impacts of converting wet waste to renewable diesel

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2024 Chevy Equinox EV: $30,000 electric SUV confirmed for 2023 arrival

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General Motors confirmed Wednesday that a fully electric version of its Equinox compact SUV will arrive in fall 2023, starting around $30,000. The automaker released the first pictures of the Equinox EV, which looks quite curvier than the company’s current mass-market gasoline crossovers.

Tesla’s workforce expansion at Giga Shanghai will grow ‘new model’ line by 50%

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Tesla’s workforce expansion at Gigafactory Shanghai in China will grow the electric automaker’s “new model production area” by 50%, from 6,000 to 9,000 employees. When the expansion plan is complete, Tesla will employ 19,000 workers at the facility.

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New York State’s governor calls for 100% electric school buses by 2035

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Governor Kathy Hochul (D-NY) gave her first State of the State Address yesterday, and her “New Era for New York” Agenda states that she will propose legislation to shift to 100% electric school buses by 2035.

Uranium Energy Corp completes acquisition of Uranium One Americas; largest uranium mining company in US

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Uranium Energy Corp. UEC) recently acquired all of the issued and outstanding shares of Uranium One Americas (U1A), Inc. for a total purchase price of $112 million in cash together with an additional $2.9

Tesla nears million-vehicle mark in 2021, despite supply-chain challenges

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Despite supply-chain issues affecting the entire auto industry, Tesla claims robust 2021 deliveries came close the million-vehicle mark.

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