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DOE: light-duty plug-in electrified vehicle sales in US nearly doubled from 2020 to 2021

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Sales of new light-duty plug-in electric vehicles, including all-electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), nearly doubled from 308,000 in 2020 to 608,000 in 2021, according to data gathered by the US Department of Energy (DOE). Data: DOE.

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California hit a cumulative one million plug-in vehicles, as it aims for five million by 2030

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California drivers have now bought a cumulative one million plug-in vehicles, according to data recently posted by the California Energy Commission.


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Tesla’s Elon Musk posts new retort after Joe Biden praises Ford and GM’s EV jobs


Tesla CEO Elon Musk shared a fresh retort towards Joe Biden on Tuesday, following the US President’s State of the Union speech. In both his speech and later on Twitter, Biden heavily praised Ford and GM’s electric vehicle investments and the jobs that they will create.

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Tesla deploys big 37-Megapack project in Alaska to replace gas turbines


Tesla has now deployed and unveiled a big 37-Megapack project in Alaska that will help replace gas turbines with a more sustainable solution. more…. The post Tesla deploys big 37-Megapack project in Alaska to replace gas turbines appeared first on Electrek.

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SWISS equips entire Boeing 777-300ER fleet with AeroSHARK riblet films

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SWISS will equip its entire Boeing long-haul fleet with fuel-saving AeroSHARK surface technology ( earlier post ). Starting in the middle of the year, a total of twelve Boeing 777-300ERs will gradually be fitted with the riblet films developed jointly by Lufthansa Technik and BASF.

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Here are the eight fully electric Top Safety Pick vehicles for 2022

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Eight electric cars were among the 65 models recognized with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) highest Top Safety Pick+ award for 2022. Released Thursday, the list includes the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y, Volvo XC40 Recharge and C40 Recharge, Volkswagen ID.4,

SpaceX prepares third Falcon 9 booster for eleventh launch and landing


SpaceX has confirmed that Falcon 9 is on track to launch another batch of Starlink satellites less than 48 hours after a successful United Launch Alliance Atlas V from a pad just two miles south.

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CoFlow Jet signs JOA with NASA to commercialize deflected slip-stream technology for eV/STOL

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CoFlow Jet, LLC, an engineering and technology company specializing in active flow control using coflow jet (CFJ) technology for aerospace applications, has entered a Joint Ownership Agreement (JOA) with NASA to commercialize the deflected slip-stream (DSS) technology enabled by co-flow jet flow control.

Could federal funds open the Tesla Supercharger network to other EVs in the US?

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Tesla wants a piece of the federal funding set to be released for EV charging, and it's willing to open up its Supercharger DC fast-charging network to do it.

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Ford formally launches “Model e” division for all-electric vehicles like the Mach-E


It appears that Ford was really saving its “Model e” trademark for good reason. In a recent announcement, Ford revealed that it would be reorganizing its operations to separate its electric and internal combustion engine businesses.

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Tesla starts rolling out of Full Self-Driving Beta in Canada


Tesla has officially started rolling out its Full Self-Driving Beta in Canada – marking the first official international expansion of the driver-assist system that Tesla taunts as an early version of a true self-driving system. more….

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Toyota Motor Europe starts transporting vehicles by cross-channel rail freight to reduce emissions

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Toyota Motor Europe (TME) has started transporting new cars by cross-channel rail services between its Valenciennes Vehicle Logistics hub in France and Toton (UK).

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Report: Panasonic considering Oklahoma or Kansas for US battery plant

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Panasonic is shopping for a plant location for its own U.S. mammoth battery factory, according to a Friday report from Japan’s national public broadcasting network NHK.

Rivian launches new Dual Motor options for R1T and R1S, increases Quad Motor pricing


Rivian has launched a new Dual Motor variant for its R1T all-electric pickup and the future R1S all-electric SUV while increasing the prices of its Quad Motor configurations of both vehicles, citing “price inflation of supplier components and raw materials.”

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First look at the Polestar O? concept: A hard-top roadster convertible with an autonomous drone built in


Swedish EV brand Polestar has provided further evidence of its break from the DNA of parent Volvo Cars, unveiling its second concept vehicle, the Polestar O?.

California passes 1M mark for cumulative sales of electric vehicles: BEVs, PHEVs and FCEVs

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California surpassed 1 million electric vehicles (1,054,095 units)—battery-electric, plug-in hybrid, and fuel-cell electric—sold cumulatively through the 4 th quarter of 2021, according to the California Energy Commission (CEC), making it the first US state to achieve this milestone. California also set a new yearly record with 250,279 electric vehicles sold, representing 12.4% of total California auto sales in 2021.

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Lucid confirms Saudi Arabia plant for 2025, “ultra-high-efficiency” Gravity SUV for 2024

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Lucid Group announced Monday, just before a business update, that it has signed a deal for a factory in Saudi Arabia.

SpaceX awarded three more NASA astronaut launch contracts


Three months after announcing its intent, NASA has procured three more Crew Dragon astronaut launches from SpaceX, raising the total number of operational missions the company is contracted to perform from six to nine.

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Hacked electric car charging stations in Russia displays ‘Putin is a d*ckhead’ and ‘glory to Ukraine’


Hackers are ramping up their effort to disrupt Russia amid its invasion of Ukraine, and now it’s even affecting electric car owners in the country. A bunch of electric car charging stations outside Moscow were hacked and disabled.

6PPD-quinone derived from tire debris is toxic to two trout species, not just coho salmon

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Every time it rains, fish living downstream of storm drains are exposed to pollutants, including the tire-derived compound 6PPD-quinone, in the runoff. Recently, this substance has been linked to massive die-offs of coho salmon across the US West Coast.

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Sony and Honda ally to build EVs—first product due in 2025

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Honda and Sony announced Friday that they’re exploring the possibility of entering a joint venture for developing and building electric vehicles.

SpaceX a bastion of independent US, European spaceflight amid Russian threats


Russia has invaded Ukraine without provocation, triggering a series of diplomatic responses – sanctions in particular – that recently culminated in the aggressor deciding to cut ties with Europe on a number of cooperative spaceflight projects.

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The country where one in three adults rides an electric bicycle


It may come as no shock that the Netherlands is solidly aboard the pro-bike bandwagon. But new figures show just how heavily the Dutch have embraced electric bikes. more…. The post The country where one in three adults rides an electric bicycle appeared first on Electrek.

Honeywell develops new catalyst-coated membranes for more efficient and lower cost green hydrogen production

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Honeywell has developed new catalyst-coated membrane (CCMs) technology for green hydrogen production and will further test the technology with electrolyzer manufacturers.

Vinfast crib sheet: Will we really see the VF 8 or VF 9 electric SUVs in 2022?

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The world of electric vehicle startups feels more like Silicon Valley than Detroit, with company after company arriving with big promises, optimism, and a handful of prototypes—only to fade away a short time later as something even less than a one-hit wonder.

SpaceX delivers truckload of Starlink dishes to Ukraine, as promised


The Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine reports that a substantial truckload of Starlink dishes has arrived in the besieged country, fulfilling SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s promise about 48 hours after his first exchange.

Segway just released a massively powerful standing electric scooter approaching 45 MPH


The Segway GT2 electric scooter pushes the brand into high-performance territory with a fast and powerful standing electric scooter. more…. The post Segway just released a massively powerful standing electric scooter approaching 45 MPH appeared first on Electrek.

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Hyundai Motor targeting 7% of global EV market by 2030; 1.87M BEVs

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In Seoul, Hyundai Motor Company unveiled a strategic roadmap to accelerate its electrification ambition as it pursues sustainable progress for the company.

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Analysis: Tesla could get "a lucrative revenue stream" from credit sales with Biden mpg standards

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Tesla has made the sale of emissions credits to other automakers a significant part of its revenue, and that could continue under stricter emissions standards enacted by the Biden administration, according to a new IHS Markit report.

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Tesla Model S and Model X steering yoke to receive push center for horn update


It appears that the Tesla Model S and Model X’s steering yokes are about to get an update that would make them easier to use.

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Ride1Up Roadster V2 Gravel Edition review: The best low-cost electric gravel bike out there. Period.


I was a huge fan of the affordably priced $1,045 Ride1Up Roadster V2 from the moment it launched last year. So when Ride1Up decided to release a modified version designed as a gravel e-bike, I was extra stoked.

Siemens Energy secures 50 MW electrolyzer order from European Energy for first large-scale eMethanol project

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European Energy , a Danish developer and operator of green energy projects, has ordered a 50 MW electrolyzer from Siemens Energy for use in developing the first large-scale commercial e-Methanol production facility.

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VW ID.4 range boost, wireless charging for Tesla, charging station of the future: The Week in Reverse

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Which automaker doesn’t make vehicles with tailpipes but settled with the EPA this week? Which EV isn’t getting any price change from 2022 to 2023? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending February 25, 2022.

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Stellantis shows the world the first all-electric Jeep


Stellantis unveiled the first images of the all-electric Jeep, the first step in the brand’s Zero Emission Freedom initiative. Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares showed the images during today’s Dare Forward 2030 strategic plan presentation.

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Take the Macmission 100 e-bike to work with 47-mile range at $540, more in New Green Deals


If one of your 2022 resolutions was to live a greener life, then picking up the Macwheel Macmission 100 e-bike is a great way to do just that.

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Kia targeting annual sales of 1.2M BEVs by 2030; 14 BEV models by 2027 including two electric pickup trucks

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Kia Corporation described its roadmap to 2030 at the company’s 2022 CEO Investor Day virtual event. The roadmap builds on Kia’s successful Plan S strategy first announced in 2020. Kia also announced its four key business targets for 2030.

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Ford is getting its F-150 Lightning electric truck ready for extreme cold, not just California

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Ahead of its scheduled arrival in dealerships later this year, the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning has been undergoing cold weather testing in Alaska. While cold weather can affect EV range, this testing program primarily has to do with the powertrain, according to a Ford press release.

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