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SoCalGas, H2U testing new Gramme 50 electroylzer for green hydrogen production

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Southern California Gas Co. SoCalGas) and H2U Technologies are testing a new electrolyzer, called the Gramme 50, for the production of green hydrogen.

Electric Island: First US charging station for electric semis is ready for megawatt fast-charging

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Big trucks have big charging needs. They’re megawatt-level charging needs, when you consider how quickly trucks will need to pack the energy back in and not interrupt their daily, time-is-money business too much. Electric Island aims to meet those needs and more.


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Tesla reveals data logs of Shanghai protestor’s crash, driver traveled well above speed limit


Tesla has revealed the data logs of the car that belonged to a protestor that made an appearance at the Shanghai Auto Show earlier this week.

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Teslas reportedly being stopped from driving on the highway by police in Chinese megacity


Tesla owners are reporting being stopped from driving on the highway by the police over safety concerns in Guangzhou, China. more… The post Teslas reportedly being stopped from driving on the highway by police in Chinese megacity appeared first on Electrek. Electrek

Toyota developing hydrogen combustion engine technologies through motorsports

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Toyota Motor Corporation is developing a hydrogen combustion engine in an effort to move toward a carbon-neutral mobility society. It has installed the engine—a 1.6L

Biden administration moves to restore California emissions authority

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The Biden administration announced Thursday a first move aimed at restoring states’ rights to follow more stringent California vehicle emissions rules—and to set electric vehicle mandates.

Tesla’s child-saving wave sensor granted, FSD driver monitoring takes new focus


Tesla’s request for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to approve a millimeter-wave sensor for child protection and anti-theft measures has been granted.

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ABB-sponsored report suggests global plans for 80 new EV battery gigafactories insufficient

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A new report sponsored by ABB Robotics and authored by the automotive intelligence unit of Ultima Media auggests that concerns over EV battery supply to meet the escalation in demand poses serious risk to the growth of market share of electric vehicles, despite plans for 80 new global battery gigafactories.

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Report: With EV1, GM sparked the era of the electric car but didn't follow through

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With Earth Day approaching, it's worth remembering the first modern dedicated electric car from a major automaker—the General Motors EV1.

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Opinion: Consumer Reports’ Tesla Autopilot stunt crossed a line in an already-heated EV climate


Just recently, Consumer Reports published the results of a test it conducted at its private track to demonstrate just how “easy” it was to fool Tesla’s Autopilot system into operating without a driver behind the wheel.

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Tesla publicly shares data logs of vehicle involved in crash that led owner to protest at auto show


In what could be a first, Tesla has reportedly publicly released the data logs from a customer’s vehicle involved in a crash that led the owner to protest at Tesla’s booth at the Shanghai Motor Show.

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OXIS Energy to supply solid-state Li-S batteries for trials and testing by this fall; 600 Wh/kg and 900 Wh/L by 2026

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Study: All new US vehicles can be electric by 2035, saving households $1,000 annually

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As California and Washington move to end sales of new gasoline vehicles, a new study claims all new vehicles in the United States could be made electric by 2035. The 2035 Report 2.0 from the University of California, Berkeley, also predicts major economic benefits from going electric.

SpaceX launches astronauts on flight-proven rocket and capsule in spaceflight first


For the first time in history, SpaceX has sent astronauts into space inside a reused Crew Dragon space capsule with the help of a flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket booster, kicking off a new era of flight-proven human spaceflight.

The world’s most powerful tidal turbine launches in Scotland


Orbital Marine Power yesterday launched its 2MW tidal turbine, the Orbital O2, in Scotland. It will become the world’s most powerful operational tidal turbine once it has been commissioned and connected to the European Marine Energy Centre in the Orkney Islands.

Allison Transmission’s eGen Flex electric hybrid solution introduced in NYC Transit buses

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Allison Transmission’s eGen Flex, its next generation electric hybrid propulsion solution ( earlier post ), will be put into revenue service at New York City Transit (NYCT) in May.

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Toyota is developing hydrogen combustion engines—for racing

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Toyota has tried to put hydrogen fuel cells in everything from passenger cars to buses and semi trucks, but now the automaker is embarking on a very different hydrogen-propulsion project. Instead of fuel cells, Toyota is developing a combustion engine that runs on hydrogen, and not for road use.

Elon Musk offers advice to $100M XPRIZE Carbon Removal competitors


XPRIZE officially launched the $100 Million XPRIZE Carbon Removal competition. In honor of the launch, XPRIZE founder Peter H. Diamandis sat down with Elon Musk, who is funding the competition through the Musk Foundation.

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Tesla increases Model 3 and Model Y prices again, now starts at $39,000


Tesla Model 3 and Model Y prices have been on a roller coaster so far in 2021 and now they went up again in a new update today. The cheapest Tesla now starts at $39,000. more… The post Tesla increases Model 3 and Model Y prices again, now starts at $39,000 appeared first on Electrek. Electrek

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Crowley completes first US design for fully electric tug with autonomous technology

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Crowley Engineering Services has completed the design of the first fully electric US tugboat with autonomous technology.

BYD next-generation EV platform: Up to 600 miles, 800V charging, optimized efficiency

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Chinese automaker BYD has already built more electric cars than many established automakers, and now it's launching a new dedicated platform for its next generation of EVs. The BYD e-platform 3.0

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Boring Company Las Vegas Convention Center Loop to welcome its first visitors in June


The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) announced that The Boring Company’s Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) Loop is operational and expects to welcome its first visitors in June 2021.

Tesla creates new team to accelerate use of new materials in its products


Tesla is creating a new team to accelerate use of new materials in its products and processes. This new move aims to capitalize on Tesla’s longtime focus on new materials science.

2023 Cadillac LYRIQ EV makes its debut; reservations open in September; availability 1H22

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The production model 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ EV has made its debut. With testing of Cadillac’s inaugural electric luxury SUV running ahead of schedule, the brand announced that customers may place order reservations beginning in September 2021, with initial availability starting the first half of 2022.

Megawatt charging for trucks, beef-fat biodiesel, BYD EV platform: Today’s Car News

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A Portland site is a template for big-rig fast-charging, and open for public use. Biodiesel from beef fat will soon be mass-produced by a Nebraska joint venture. And BYD gives a top-level preview of its third-generation platform for electric vehicles.

Tesla to unlock Powerwall 2 with more power in upcoming software update


The Tesla Powerwall 2 battery is about to get significantly more impressive, with CEO Elon Musk recently noting that the residential energy storage unit is poised to receive a free software update in the near future.

Tesla is increasing Powerwall power capacity by up to 50%


Elon Musk announced that Tesla has increased the power capacity of the latest Powerwall 2 units by up to 50% in some temperatures. more… The post Tesla is increasing Powerwall power capacity by up to 50% appeared first on Electrek. Electrek

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LG Chem accelerating push into carbon nanotubes market for battery materials and more

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LG Chem has launched the largest carbon nanotube (CNT) manufacturing plant in Korea. The company is actively targeting the rapidly growing CNT market, widely used as the material for cathodes in electric vehicle batteries.

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Honda US EV plans: Solid-state batteries later this decade, all EVs by 2040

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Honda is planning to completely phase out internal combustion engines from its North American lineup by 2040, the company announced Thursday night. That means a combination of battery-electric and fuel-cell models will add up to 100% of its sales by that time.

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Tesla Autopilot ‘easily tricked’ by Consumer Reports in bizarre test


Consumer Reports claims to have shown that Tesla Autopilot can be “easily tricked” into driving without anyone in the driver’s seat. The test process was extremely bizarre and required certain items that most drivers would never have in their vehicles.

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BlackRock’s Carbon Transition Fund is swimming in Big Oil


The BlackRock US Carbon Transition Readiness exchange-traded fund (ETF) (LCTU) launched last week. It broke records on its first trading day with $1.25 billion invested. But there’s a big problem with this ETF: It’s jam-packed with Big Oil companies.

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World premiere of BMW iX electric SUV in Shanghai

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The BMW iX electric SUV ( earlier post ) has its world premiere at the Auto Shanghai 2021 show. Market launch in China will get underway over the course of 2021. The BMW iX is first model in the brand’s line-up to feature the new Operating System 8 and the latest generation of BMW iDrive.

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2023 Cadillac Lyriq starts at $59,990, guides GM down all-electric path

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On Wednesday Cadillac gave a first look at the production version of its first fully electric vehicle, the Lyriq. Starting at $59,990 it’s not significantly more than what the price tag might be for a gasoline model sized, styled, and equipped like the Lyriq.

Tesla is building a team to explore new materials like the Cybertruck’s steel exoskeleton


Tesla is planning to build a new team that will help explore the use of new materials that can be used in the company’s products, according to one of the automaker’s lead engineers.

Bye eFlyer 800 will fly you and 7 of your closest friends 500nm at 320 knots, or more with solar


As a pilot and electric vehicle enthusiast, I’ve been waiting for a larger cabin aircraft to emerge from all of the electric startups. Bye aircraft, which is named after its founder, George E.

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EPA GHG Inventory shows US GHG down 1.7% y-o-y in 2019, down 13% from 2005

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its 28 th annual Inventory of US Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks (GHG Inventory), which presents a national-level overview of annual greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 to 2019.

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Toyota confirms fully electric pickup and hybrid truck in “the near future”

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A fully electric Toyota pickup won’t be a rival to the Tesla Cybertruck, but that’s beside the point. Such an electric truck could be another big game-changer for the traditional market—a bit like the idea of a Ford F-150 Electric or a Chevy Silverado EV.