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Toyota Mirai drives 1,003 km (623 miles) on one fill of hydrogen

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A Toyota Mirai has set a new world record for distance driven with one fill of hydrogen. The new Toyota Mirai has increased the world record distance to 1,003 km (623 miles). After breaking the record, Mirai was refueled and ready to go again in 5 minutes.

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Michelin solution could bring inflatable sails to oil tankers

Green Car Reports

Michelin, the company best known for making tires, on Tuesday presented the latest version of an inflatable wing sail system that could help decarbonize oil tankers, vehicle carriers, and other sea freight, as well as some pleasure craft.

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Scientists have cost-effectively harvested lithium from seawater

Electrek

Researchers at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia have figured out how to extract lithium, an essential part of electric vehicle batteries, from seawater in a more cost-effective way.

Germany investing €8B+ in 62 large-scale hydrogen projects; “We are making Germany a hydrogen country”

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Germany’s Federal Ministry of Economics (BMWi) and the Federal Ministry of Transport (BMVI) selected 62 large-scale hydrogen projects this week, which are to be state-funded as part of a joint European hydrogen project (Important Project of Common European Interest, IPCEI).

Tesla China’s rumored May sales slump debunked by CPCA Secretary General

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Tesla’s rumored sales slump in China doesn’t seem to be a worry of Cui Dongshu, the Secretary General of the Chinese Passenger Car Association.

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EV fast-chargers and Slurpee machines: Two things many US 7-Eleven stores will soon have

Green Car Reports

Ubiquitous convenience-store chain 7-Eleven is getting serious about EV fast charging. The company plans to install 500 DC fast-charging stations at 250 United States and Canada locations by the end of 2022.

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Citroën introduces ë-Jumpy Hydrogen van

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Citroën is supplementing its range of electric LCVs with hydrogen technology to meet the needs of the 8% of companies required to make journeys of more than 300 km (186 miles) or lacking the time to recharge their vehicle during the day.

Tesla readies Model 3 for India testing and potential sale by end of 2021

Teslarati

Tesla is reportedly ready to send Model 3 units to India in preparation for testing phases in the country, according to local reports. Additionally, the all-electric sedan could be ready to be sold by the end of the year through Tesla’s online Design Studio. Tesla India.

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Hyundai hydrogen fuel-cell HD truck packs as much battery capacity as GMC Hummer EV

Green Car Reports

Hyundai on Tuesday announced upgrades for its Xcient Fuel Cell heavy-duty truck, indicating the automaker remains committed to fuel-cell commercial vehicles.

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Tesla officially applies to build battery cells at Gigafactory Berlin

Electrek

Tesla has officially applied to manufacture battery cells at Gigafactory Berlin. It’s expected to be among the first locations to produce Tesla’s new 4680 cell. more… The post Tesla officially applies to build battery cells at Gigafactory Berlin appeared first on Electrek.

University of Michigan researchers lay out hurdles for Li-metal, solid-state batteries

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In a perspective piece in the journal Joule , researchers at the University of Michigan lay out the main questions facing lithium-metal, solid-state batteries. To develop the questions, they worked in close collaboration with leaders in the auto industry.

Tesla Model 3 overtakes Renault Zoe as France’s best-selling EV

Teslarati

The Tesla Model 3 has overtaken the Renault Zoe as France’s best-selling electric vehicle, new data from AAA shows. So far, in 2021, the Model 3 has been the most popular EV for French citizens.

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Do EV fast-charging reservations make sense? EVgo thinks so

Green Car Reports

EVgo is introducing a reservation program for its public fast-charging sites, allowing customers to reserve a charging station ahead of time, but only in certain West Coast locations.

BMW launches iX electric vehicle in the US starting at $83,200

Electrek

BMW has now launched the iX xDrive50, the production version of its iNext concept electric vehicle, in the US and confirmed the starting price of $83,200. more… The post BMW launches iX electric vehicle in the US starting at $83,200 appeared first on Electrek.

SK makes strategic investment in clean hydrogen company Monolith; “cyan hydrogen”

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SK Corp, the holding company of SK Group, has made a strategic investment in Monolith , a US company that has developed a plasma-based process to produce “cyan” hydrogen—between green (via electrolysis using renewable energy) and blue (conversion of methane accompanied by CO 2 capture and storage).

Tesla Model Ys without radar equip several changes to improve Autopilot performance

Teslarati

Tesla is delivering new Model Y vehicles without radar, and the vehicles are equipping several relatively unknown changes when it comes to the overall operation.

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The 2022 BMW iX hides a gem of an interior in an awkward package

Green Car Reports

BMW’s lineup has needed a new electric vehicle for the past couple years, and those calls are finally being answered with the introduction of the 2022 BMW iX and i4, both of which are slated to arrive in the first quarter of next year.

Tesla Model S Plaid achieves new quarter-mile world record in 9.2 seconds

Electrek

The new Tesla Model S Plaid has reportedly achieved a new quarter-mile world record with a 9.2-second run, according to Jay Leno, who was at the racetrack for the record attempt. more… The post Tesla Model S Plaid achieves new quarter-mile world record in 9.2 seconds appeared first on Electrek.

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DOE tool allows consumers to estimate localized upstream greenhouse gas emissions for EVs and PHEVs

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has published a Beyond Tailpipe Emissions Calculator that provides estimates of total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with driving an electric vehicle (EV) or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), including emissions from the production of electricity used to power the vehicle.

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Rooftop Solar Inequity

Energy Institute at HAAS

California’s distributed solar policy hurts the poor. It really is that simple. California regulators and legislators are diving back into Net Energy Metering (NEM) policies, debating how much customers with … Continue Reading Rooftop Solar Inequity

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Study: Lack of home-charging awareness is holding back EV adoption

Green Car Reports

Consumers are uneducated about home charging for electric cars, and that's holding back adoption, according to the J.D. Power 2021 EV Home Charging Study. Brent Gruber, J.D.

Tesla aims to secure $1 billion a year in battery minerals from Australia

Electrek

Tesla has confirmed through its chairwoman that the automaker is aiming to secure $1 billion a year in battery minerals, especially lithium and nickel, from Australia. more… The post Tesla aims to secure $1 billion a year in battery minerals from Australia appeared first on Electrek.

POSCO introduces e Autopos’ battery pack

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Following its launch of the e Autopos brand, an EV body concept (PBC-EV) and new electrical steel for notors ( earlier post ), POSCO has introduced its battery pack and steel.

Tesla owners walk away with minor injuries after Model 3 gets crushed by concrete blocks

Teslarati

Company director Neil Collins and his wife Alison were driving home from their home in Bunwell to visit Holkham, England, in their Tesla Model 3 when something horrifying happened.

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Toyota says it isn’t anti-EV, suggests it’ll build more EVs if demand exists

Green Car Reports

Toyota in April revealed bZ4X SUV Concept, which leads the way to the first Toyota battery-electric vehicle in years for the U.S. market, set to arrive in 2022.

Tesla files trademark for restaurant services — going to grab a bite at a Tesla burger joint soon?

Electrek

Tesla has filed a new trademark for its brand under restaurant services as the automaker is expected to expand amenities around its charging infrastructure, including actual restaurants.

BYD introducing battery-electric Type D school bus

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BYD is introducing a battery-electric Type D school bus. With length options of 35, 38, and 40 feet, BYD’s Type D battery-electric school bus can seat up to 84 and can be equipped with an ADA liftgate. The bus has a range of up to 155 miles on a single charge.

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SpaceX bumps Starship booster engine count, ramps up Raptor factory

Teslarati

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has confirmed that Starship’s Super Heavy booster will have at least one more engine than expected after hardware spotted at its Boca Chica, Texas factory indicated as much.

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2022 Honda Insight hybrid starts $2,000 higher, still gets 52 mpg

Green Car Reports

The 2022 Honda Insight hybrid sedan gets a price bump for the new model year, but retains its 52 mpg combined EPA fuel-economy rating. The price increase is largely due to the elimination of the base LX trim level, leaving only the EX and Touring trim levels.

Tesla is using new AMD RDNA 2 GPU in new Model S/X, same as in Playstation 5

Electrek

AMD has confirmed that Tesla is using its new RDNA 2 GPUs in the new backseat entertainment system in the new Model S and Model X vehicles. more… The post Tesla is using new AMD RDNA 2 GPU in new Model S/X, same as in Playstation 5 appeared first on Electrek.

Toyota electric bZ4X Concept SUV makes N. American debut; jointly developed with Subaru

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The Toyota bZ4X Concept made its North American debut at Toyota Motor North America’s headquarters. The Toyota bZ4X Concept is the company’s vision for the first of a global series of battery-electric vehicles to be introduced under the “Toyota bZ” brand umbrella.

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AMD confirms Tesla’s new Model S and Model X will boast RDNA 2 GPUs

Teslarati

It appears that Elon Musk was not exaggerating when he stated in the past that the new Tesla Model S and Model X would feature PlayStation 5-level entertainment computing power.

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ChargeUp mobile app brings fast-charging to you for $25 a month

Green Car Reports

SparkCharge is moving ahead with plans to offer mobile charging as a more-convenient alternative to traditional charging stations.

Tesla is expected to be first to use LG’s new NCMA nickel-based battery cells

Electrek

Tesla is expected to become the first automaker to use LG Energy Solution’s new NCMA battery cells, which have a 90% nickel composition. more… The post Tesla is expected to be first to use LG’s new NCMA nickel-based battery cells appeared first on Electrek.

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EEA final data shows average car CO2 emissions in Europe kept increasing in 2019

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Average emissions from new passenger cars in Europe increased for the third consecutive year in 2019, reaching 122.3?grams grams of carbon dioxide per kilometrer (g?CO CO 2 /km), according to the European Environment Agency’s (EEA) final data. Data about newly registered vans show a stable trend.

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Used Teslas are selling faster than ever, and the Model 3 is dominating

Teslarati

The Tesla Model 3 may be seeing some competition from its crossover sibling, the Model Y, in the United States’ brand new EV segment, but the all-electric sedan is still making some serious waves in the country’s second-hand car market.

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