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Liverpool City Region orders 20 ADL second-generation hydrogen buses

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Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL), a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc.

Confusion brews as retro-style EV startup Alpha Motor turns on the charm

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The electric vehicle startup Alpha Motor Corporation posted a video this week that showed the “launch” of its Alpha Wolf electric pickup concept.

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Rivian ‘Large pack’ EPA range numbers are in: 314 miles, 70 mpge

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Rivian has released the EPA range rating for their upcoming R1T and R1S electric truck and SUV. For vehicles with the “large pack” configuration, the R1T pickup truck will have a range of 314 miles and 70mpg and the R1S SUV will have a near-identical 316 miles of range and get 69mpge.

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Tesla “Robo Van” will be a people carrier with a noble purpose

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Tesla may already have a lot of projects on its plate, but the company still appears to be exploring other projects for its product lineup in the future. Among these is a “Robo Van” that’s optimized to transport people with disabilities, among others.

24 Mercedes-Benz eCitaro electric buses enter service in Darmstadt

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HEAG mobilo, a transport operator in Darmstadt, Germany, is planning to replace almost its entire bus fleet with vehicles that are 100% electrically driven in the next four years. As a step toward that goal, 24 fully-electric Mercedes-Benz city buses have officially begun operations.

2022 Rivian R1T and R1S: Both electric trucks top 300 miles of EPA range

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The U.S. EPA on Friday posted official efficiency and range ratings for the Rivian R1T electric pickup and R1S electric SUV, and they both handily top 300 miles. The Rivian R1T has been rated at 314 miles of range by the EPA, and the R1S earns a 316-mile rating.

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Nissan tests an EV motor-magnet recycling breakthrough

Electrek

Nissan and Waseda University in Tokyo have been working together since 2017, and today, they announced that they are starting the testing of a recycling process that recovers high-purity, rare-earth compounds from electric vehicle motor magnets.

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SABIC launches recycled automotive grades under TRUCIRCLE portfolio of circular solutions

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SABIC introduced the company’s first automotive grades containing mechanically recycled content within the company’s TRUCIRCLE portfolio of circular solutions and services.

GM Chevy Bolt EV battery fix could bring many owners more range than they originally had

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Owners of 2017-2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV models have had to contend with a reduced driving range for many months, as GM attempted to find a remedy for a battery related fire issue that culminated with a plan to replace all battery modules.

EGEB: Shell to install 50,000 EV chargers in the UK by 2025

Electrek

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): Shell’s ubitricity will install 50,000 on-street EV chargers in the UK. Two New York State villages have launched an opt-out community choice solar program.

Tesla’s $25k car gets update on its final name, options, and potential release date

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During a recent all-hands meeting, Tesla CEO Elon Musk provided some updates on one of the company’s most ambitious vehicles yet: the ~$25,000 compact car.

POSCO starts production of high-purity nickel for batteries

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POSCO has begun production of high-purity nickel—required for secondary batteries—at SNNC.

Genesis plans to add only fully electric models from 2025, all-EV by 2030—including fuel cells

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Hyundai’s Genesis luxury brand on Wednesday in Korea revealed some ambitious plans for taking the brand fully electric.

Elon Musk: ‘This is craziest month of deliveries Tesla (TSLA) will ever have’

Electrek

Elon Musk told Tesla (TSLA) employees that “this is the craziest month of deliveries Tesla will ever have.” ” The CEO stated that Tesla is again trying to stop its draining end-of-quarter delivery pushes, but he expects a big one this quarter.

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Tesla Cybertruck steel supplier’s TX facility is inching closer to completion

Teslarati

The Tesla Cybertruck’s first customer deliveries may have been moved to next year, but this does not mean that facilities that would be supporting the production of the all-electric pickup are not inching towards completion. Among the most notable of these facilities is Steel Dynamics Inc.’s

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Genesis dual electrification: all new vehicles from 2025 to be fuel cell EVs or battery EVs

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Genesis announced its vision for electrification with the live stream release of its vision statement film, “Futuring Genesis”. Under the dual electrification strategy, all new vehicles will be purely electric starting from 2025 with fuel cell EVs and battery EVs.

Subaru confirms mid-2022 arrival for Solterra EV, gives glimpse inside

Green Car Reports

Subaru confirmed Tuesday that its Solterra electric SUV will go on sale in the U.S. in mid 2022, and revealed a few more pictures of the upcoming model. Those pictures included a peek inside to show a new interface different from that of any current Subaru.

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Tesla aims to release $25,000 electric car in 2023, likely will not have a steering wheel

Electrek

Elon Musk has told Tesla employees that the automaker is aiming to release its previously announced $25,000 electric car in 2023. The CEO hinted that it might not even be equipped with a steering wheel.

Elon Musk updates Tesla Cybertruck delivery target, hints at novel features

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It appears that the Tesla Cybertruck’s customer deliveries will indeed see some notable delays, but the wait for the all-electric pickup truck would likely be worth it.

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Performance Team orders 16 Volvo VNR Electric Class 8 trucks

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Performance Team – A Maersk Company, a warehousing and distribution company, has placed an order for 16 Volvo VNR Electric Class 8 trucks ( earlier post )—the largest commercial order of the North American zero-tailpipe emission model to date.

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Tesla delays, Audi Grandsphere EV concept, BMW eco concept, Nikola and Bosch: Today’s Car News

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Audi shows the shape of an autonomous electric sedan for later in the decade. BMW thinks about the circular economy and CO2 reduction in a concept EV. Nikola chooses Bosch for fuel cells. And the list of long-delayed Tesla products is growing. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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Tesla Model Y takes over Norway, pushes all-electric car sales to 72% market share

Electrek

Tesla started deliveries of the Model Y in Europe last month, and within a week it became the best-selling vehicle in Norway. It helped pushed all-electric car sales to 72% market share – a new record.

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SpaceX fires up Falcon 9 rocket for first California Starlink launch

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SpaceX says it has successfully static fired the Falcon 9 rocket scheduled to support its first California launch in ten months and first dedicated West Coast Starlink mission ever.

IDTechEx: human driving will be outlawed by 2050

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Autonomous cars will match or exceed human safety by 2024, after which they will grow rapidly at a CAGR of 30% finds IDTechEx’s new report “ Autonomous Cars, Robotaxis & Sensors 2022-2042 ”. By the 2040s, they will be capable of fulfilling the world’s mobility needs without a single collision.

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Audi plots its future around mobility, not just EVs

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Audi aspires to be more than just an automaker, aiming to use new technology to extract more revenue out of the cars it makes through mobility services. That's the main thrust of the automaker's new "Vorsprung 2030" strategy, unveiled Wednesday.

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Tesla delays Cybertruck to late 2022; Elon Musk says it will be a ‘glitch in the Matrix’

Electrek

Elon Musk has confirmed and elaborated on the delayed timeline for the Cybertruck, Tesla’s upcoming electric pickup truck. It has been delayed to now late 2022. more… The post Tesla delays Cybertruck to late 2022; Elon Musk says it will be a ‘glitch in the Matrix’ appeared first on Electrek.

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Apple Car production gets potential 2024 target amid talks with Toyota: report

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Apple is reportedly looking to Asia as it lays some groundwork for the Apple Car. The tech giant reportedly plans to visit Toyota to discuss the Apple Car’s mass production, which is expected to start by 2024.

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Allison Transmission expands eGen Power e-Axle portfolio with 100S and 130D e-Axles

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Allison Transmission, a leading designer and manufacturer of conventional, electric hybrid and fully electric vehicle propulsion solutions, has added eGen Power 100S and 130D e-Axles to its fully electric portfolio of propulsion solutions.

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California helps fund largest deployment of electric semis yet—and charging for them

Green Car Reports

California environmental agencies plan to launch what they claim will be the largest deployment of heavy-duty electric commercial trucks in North America thus far.

Genesis announces all-electric future, ending new internal combustion models in 2025

Electrek

Luxury auto brand Genesis has announced its brand vision for the next 15 years, including an end to new ICE models in 2025 and plans for a 100% zero-emission lineup by 2030. Furthermore, the company offered a closer peek of its first GV60 electric vehicle and a glimpse of its X concept coupe.

Tesla Model S Plaid with “Track Pack” returns to the Nürburgring to test its limits

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Following an unfortunate incident last month which involved a crash at the Klostertalkurve section of the Nürburgring, the Tesla Model S Plaid has returned to the iconic 12.94-mile track to push its limits once more.

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Porsche, Vodaone launch 5G at the Weissach Development Center

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In cooperation with Vodafone, Porsche has entered the 5G era at its Weissach Development Center. Real-time mobile communications will now be available with immediate effect for vehicle development at the site.

The end for combustion engines is in sight: Could synthetic fuels ever reverse that?

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As electrification gains momentum, automakers like Porsche are looking to synthetic fuels as a way to keep the internal-combustion engine alive. Proponents claim these fuels will offer lower emissions than conventional fossil fuels, and will be compatible with current gasoline cars.

Watch Tesla Model S Plaid with Track Mode do hot laps on Nürburgring racetrack

Electrek

Tesla is currently in Germany testing its Model S Plaid and attempting to break some records on a notoriously difficult track. You can watch Tesla take some hot laps with the Model S Plaid on the Nürburgring racetrack below.

Tesla Roadster to come in 2023 if company can avoid supply chain ‘mega drama’

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the electric automaker could ship the next-generation Roadster in 2023, as long as 2022 is not filled with “mega drama” in terms of supply chain shortages. The Roadster was due to be delivered for the first time in 2020.

Dürr builds high automation paint shop for Ford in Mexico

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Dürr has built a high-tech paint shop for Ford in Hermosillo, Mexico, in order to accommodate a new vehicle that Ford will be producing. The project in Hermosillo represents the largest order that Ford has given to Dürr in Mexico.

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Karma goes after fleet market with plans to electrify commercial trucks

Green Car Reports

Karma Automotive is looking to make the improbable leap from luxury cars to commercial trucks. The California-based company announced Monday that it will offer engineering and contract-manufacturing services to fleet customers under the "Powered by Karma" banner.

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