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Hyundai upgrades design and performance of XCIENT fuel cell truck for global expansion

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Hyundai Motor Company released images of its newly upgraded XCIENT Fuel Cell, the world’s first mass-produced, heavy-duty truck powered by hydrogen. The upgraded heavy-duty XCIENT features design and performance updates. Hyundai will begin production of 2021 XCIENT Fuel Cell in August this year.

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The Creative Greenius Solution To Tiny Town’s Drunk & Disorderly Problems

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Hermosa Beach Police and City Officials Asked For Some Changes At Pier Plaza But Angry Pushback from Alcohol Serving Business Owners and Those Who Like To Booze It Up In Tiny Town Has Caused An Ugly Debate.

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How long will my EV battery last? California proposes degradation limits

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How long will the battery in this used EV last? Given how quickly the batteries in smartphones and laptops deteriorate, it’s easy to see why used EVs can be a cause for unease.

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Tesla delays first Model S Plaid deliveries, Musk says one more week of ‘tweak’ is needed

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CEO Elon Musk announced that Tesla is delaying its Model S Plaid delivery event as the new electric vehicle apparently needs one more week of tuning. more… The post Tesla delays first Model S Plaid deliveries, Musk says one more week of ‘tweak’ is needed appeared first on Electrek.

Argonne study finds rare earth supply disruptions can have long-range impacts

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Rare earth materials are essential to a variety of economic sectors, including healthcare and clean energy. In a new study, scientists at Argonne National Laboratory highlighted which rare earth elements may be particularly vulnerable to disruptions such as mine shutdowns.

Tesla Vision: Autopilot safety features still active, NHTSA, IIHS to retest soon

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Tesla Autopilot safety features are still active in Model 3 and Model Y vehicles that have been manufactured without radar, the automaker said on its website.

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2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5: Targeted 300 miles, 18-minute fast-charging for US-spec electric car

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Hyundai Motor America on Monday provided first details for the Ioniq 5 electric crossover—the brand’s first dedicated EV—that will be arriving to U.S.

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PEUGEOT e-EXPERT Hydrogen now in series production

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PEUGEOT has become one of the first manufacturers to offer in series production, from 2021 onwards in the compact utility van segment, an electric version powered by a hydrogen fuel cell in addition to its battery-electric version.

Tesla releases Conflict Mineral report, extending history of humane mining practices

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Tesla has released its Conflict Mineral Report for the fiscal year ending on December 31, 2019. In the report, Tesla outlined its processes for securing minerals used in its products, ensuring they are obtained in humane ways that do not involve any child labor, human trafficking, or slavery.

10 reasons the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 is irresistible

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Ever since the introduction of the Hyundai 45 Concept in 2019, we’ve known that Hyundai’s first dedicated electric vehicle would be something special.

Cambridge launches driverless electric shuttle buses

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The first driverless electric shuttle buses hit the roads in the city of Cambridge in the UK yesterday as part of ground-breaking trials. more… The post Cambridge launches driverless electric shuttle buses appeared first on Electrek.

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Mercedes-Benz takes stake in H2 Green Steel; to begin use of green steel in 2025

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Mercedes-Benz AG is the first car manufacturer to take an equity stake in Swedish start-up H2 Green Steel (H2GS) as a way to introduce CO 2 free steel into series production.

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Tesla “Cyberliving” trailer specs and size teased anew in Cybertruck UI images

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The Tesla Cybertruck unveiling had, for lack of a better word, some unexpected events. Even Elon Musk himself admitted that he lost a lot of his rhythm after the vehicle’s now-infamous failed Armor Glass demonstration.

Ford F-150 Lightning Pro electric work truck: 300-mile version will add $10,000

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Optioned with the extended-range battery that will allow a targeted EPA range of 300 miles, the F-150 Lightning will cost just $49,974 in its base Lightning Pro work-truck guise, Ford revealed Monday morning.

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Tesla Cybertruck UI patent hints at new accessories, features, and even up to 610 miles of range

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A new patent application for the Tesla Cybertruck user interface has revealed a bunch of potential new accessories, features, and even a range of up to 610 miles for the electric pickup truck.

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BMW begins e-drivetrain production for the fully-electric BMW iX and BMW i4

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Production of fifth-generation high-voltage batteries and battery modules for use in the BMW iX and BMW i4 is now underway at the BMW’s Competence Center for E-Drive Production in Dingolfing.

SpaceX sends reused Falcon 9 booster west for first California Starlink launches

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SpaceX has shipped the first of one or two flight-proven Falcon 9 boosters from Florida to California in the latest sign that the company is preparing to begin dedicated polar Starlink launches in the near future.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 subscription will let EV intenders try before they buy

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Although Hyundai hasn’t yet announced a base price or price range for the 2022 Ioniq 5 electric vehicle, it’s already suggested that a new subscription plan will be one of the ways you can get behind the wheel of this very intriguing EV.

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Tesla Cybertruck retractable solar bed cover revealed in patent

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Tesla’s plan for a retractable solar bed cover on its Cybertruck electric pickup truck has been revealed in a new patent application. more… The post Tesla Cybertruck retractable solar bed cover revealed in patent appeared first on Electrek.

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Nissan launches lightweight aluminum technology in Europe on new Qashqai; 2nd global model with parts from closed-loop recycling

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The all-new Qashqai will be Nissan’s first model built in Europe using a significant number of lightweight aluminum panels. The hood, doors and front fenders are stamped from aluminum alloy, which makes the body of the Qashqai 60 kg lighter.

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Tesla Model S Plaid walkthrough teases possible new door handle option

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A recent video walkthrough of what appears to be a production Tesla Model S Plaid has provided some interesting new details about the upcoming all-electric flagship sedan.

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Report: 60% EV sales globally by 2030 needed for net-zero emissions by 2050

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Cancelling out the impact of human activity on the environment would require electric cars to achieve 60% global-market share by 2030, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA).

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Electric car US tax credit proposed to $12,500, less for Tesla vehicles

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A new bill to reform the federal electric car tax incentive in the US has passed the US Senate Finance Committee. It includes increasing the electric vehicle tax credit to up to $12,500, but it was expertly crafted to give less to Tesla vehicle buyers.

Integral e-Drive launches new series of off-the-shelf high performance electric motors

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As part of its mission to make world-class electric drives accessible, Integral e-Drive has made available a family of three ultra-high-performance machines off-the-shelf in single sample quantities.

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Tesla Cybertruck UI patent hints at 610-mile range, eye tracking mirror adjustments

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During its unveiling, the Tesla Cybertruck’s tri-motor configuration was announced with some very impressive specs, including a 0-60 mph time of 2.9 seconds, a towing capacity of 14,000 pounds, and a top speed of 130 mph.

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Lexus plans US-market plug-in hybrid in 2021, battery electric in 2022

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Lexus will begin launching its first mass-market plug-in hybrid later this year, followed by a dedicated battery-electric model in 2022, the automaker said last week in a press release announcing two million global electrified-vehicle sales.

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Watch as world’s cutest electric car Microlino is seen test driving in new video

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The Swiss may be better known for their precision manufacturing, but it’s the cuteness of the Microlino electric car that has captured the hearts and minds of the internet. And now the company’s latest prototype can be seen showing off its full bubble body in a new test driving video.

T&E: Rising use of private jets sends CO2 emissions soaring

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CO 2 emissions from private jets in Europe increased by nearly a third (31%) between 2005 and 2019, rising faster than commercial aviation emissions, according to a new report from environmental campaign group Transport & Environment (T&E).

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Tesla activates its camera-based driver monitoring system

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Tesla has activated its vehicles’ camera-based driver monitoring system. The presence of the new feature was shared by Tesla owners who recently took delivery of his Model Y. As shared by new Tesla owner Kevin Smith , his vehicle was equipped with the company’s pure vision Autopilot system.

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Tesla Model 3 and Model Y: Safety-sensor transition is costing ratings, causing confusion

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Tesla's decision to implement a new camera-only "Tesla Vision" sensor suite for the North American-market Model 3 and Model Y is drawing scrutiny from safety advocates and regulators—and it's now costing Tesla top safety ratings.

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Tesla has doubled number of Powerwalls installed to 200,000 over the last year

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Tesla announced today that they have just surpassed 200,000 Powerwalls installed globally. It means that Tesla installed as many Powerwalls over the last year as it did for the first five years of the home battery pack’s existence.

Ford introduces F-150 Lightning Pro electric pickup targeted at commercial customers

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Ford unveiled the all-electric 2022 F-150 Lightning Pro, a version of the electric F-150 Lightning ( earlier post ) targeted at commercial customers.

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Tesla Armor Glass patent reveals ‘bulletproof’ secret to Cybertruck durability

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Tesla rolled out several new patents related to the Cybertruck today, one of them being the “bulletproof” Armor Glass that CEO Elon Musk talked about on several occasions. The Cybertruck’s durability has been one of the vehicle’s most notorious features.

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Nissan claims more than 200,000 hand-raisers for Ariya EV

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The Nissan Ariya may not be on sale yet, but the automaker has already found an excuse for a victory lap. An Ariya prototype took to the Monaco street circuit earlier this month, shortly before Nissan claimed more than 200,000 hand-raisers for the electric crossover.

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Tesla factory construction site attacked by saboteurs who set electric cables on fire

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Tesla Gigafactory Berlin was attacked by saboteurs who set cables supplying electricity to the construction site on fire. An alleged confession letter points to political reasons targeting Tesla.

Successful completion of Illinois Basin - Decatur CCS project; CO2 from ethanol plant

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ADM and the University of Illinois announced the successful completion of the Illinois Basin - Decatur Project (IBDP), a carbon capture and storage (CCS) project designed to evaluate and test the technology at commercial scale.

Tesla Cybertruck’s Solar Panel Tonneau Cover comes to life in new patent

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The Tesla Cybertruck’s many features are now appearing as patents that the automaker has submitted to the United States Patent Office, and one of the most notable is the tonneau, or truck bed cover.

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