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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.

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Lawmakers unveil $25 billion legislation to convert US school buses to electric

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This week, Democratic lawmakers introduced legislation that would invest $25 billion to convert the entire US fleet of ICE school buses to electric vehicles.

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

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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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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.

The world’s most powerful tidal turbine launches in Scotland

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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.

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Universal Hydrogen announces $20.5M in Series A funding to build and test full-scale hardware for hydrogen commercial aircraft

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Universal Hydrogen announced $20.5-million Series A financing round led by prominent Silicon Valley venture fund, Playground Global, with the investor syndicate comprising Fortescue Future Industries, Coatue, Global Founders Capital, Plug Power, Airbus Ventures, JetBlue Technology Ventures, Toyota AI Ventures, Sojitz Corporation, and Future Shape.

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

Electrek

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

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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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Volkswagen starts up second line for MEB batteries in Braunschweig

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The Volkswagen Group Components plant in Braunschweig is significantly expanding its production of battery systems for the latest electric vehicle generation.

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.

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

Electrek

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.

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

Teslarati

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.

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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.

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 is increasing Powerwall power capacity by up to 50%

Electrek

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

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

Electrek

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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Tesla’s Solar Roof and Solar Panels to be sold exclusively with Powerwall batteries

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In recent comments on Twitter, Elon Musk announced that Tesla’s Solar Roof and traditional solar panels would now be sold only as an integrated product with the Powerwall, the company’s popular residential battery system.

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Mercedes-Benz begins delivering eCitaro electric buses with second-generation Li-ion batteries

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Mercedes-Benz is switching to a more powerful generation of lithium-ion batteries in its electric buses ( earlier post ). The first eCitaro G articulated buses have now been delivered to Hanover’s transport operator, ÜSTRA.

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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.

Tesla is only bundling solar products and Powerwall together going forward

Electrek

Elon Musk announced that Tesla is going to bundle its solar products, solar roofs and solar panels, with its Powerwall home battery pack going forward. You are not going to be able to buy one without the other starting next week.

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Tesla Model Y outsells Model 3 in California once again

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The Model Y crossover was once again Tesla’s most popular vehicle in its home state of California, outdueling its sibling Model 3 sedan by over 4,000 units through the first quarter of 2021, new data shows. Interestingly, this is not the first time this has happened.

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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.

Cadillac is going electric – every new vehicle will be all-electric starting now

Electrek

GM’s Cadillac brand is going electric, as the automaker confirmed that every new vehicle will be all-electric starting now. more… The post Cadillac is going electric – every new vehicle will be all-electric starting now appeared first on Electrek. Electrek

US military wants SpaceX to create a miniature, battery-powered Starlink dish

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The US Department of Defense wants to find out if SpaceX can make a miniature, wireless version of the antennas currently used to connect to Starlink satellite internet.

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.

BMW solid-state battery plans: Prototype by 2025, production model by 2030

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BMW on Monday announced plans for a prototype solid-state battery by 2025, followed by a production-ready version by 2030. The batteries will power a new generation of electric cars, based on a dedicated platform, making its production debut around that time.

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12 US governors ask Biden for all new vehicle sales to be 100% zero-emission by 2045

Electrek

Twelve US governors today issued a letter asking President Joe Biden to put the US on a path to 100% new zero-emission vehicle (ZEVs) sales. Specifically, they asked that all new cars and light-duty trucks are ZEVs by 2035 and new medium- and heavy-duty vehicles are ZEVs by 2045.

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Tesla Model 3 steals Germany’s top EV sales spot in March with record month

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The Tesla Model 3 stole the top spot in sales from the Volkswagen e-Up! EV in March, thanks to a record month in registrations. Increased demand for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles skyrocketed in Germany in March.

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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Alpha Motors Wolf+ electric pickup concept upsizes retro-truck charm

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After unveiling the retro-styled Wolf electric pickup truck last month, Alpha Motors has revealed a second version, boasting a larger cab, quicker acceleration, and greater towing capacity. While Alpha is taking reservations, neither version is expected to start deliveries until 2023 at least.