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Lufthansa Group and BASF roll out sharkskin technology on Boeing 777 freighters: AeroSHARK

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The lower the frictional resistance of an aircraft in the air, the lower its fuel consumption. Using nature as a role model, the aviation industry has been intensively researching ways to reduce aerodynamic drag for many years.

Study: Synthetic fuels cost more money and cause more CO2 emissions vs. batteries

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As buzz around synthetic fuels builds, the Europe-focused environmental group Transport & Environment (T&E) cautions that vehicles burning these supposedly greener fuels may cause more carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions than battery-powered vehicles, and cost more as well.

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Tesla Cybertruck spotted at NYC showroom ahead of Elon Musk’s SNL appearance


The Tesla Cybertruck has been spotted in a company showroom in the Meatpacking District of Manhattan, New York, ahead of CEO Elon Musk’s appearance on Saturday Night Live tomorrow evening.

Tesla Supercharger network reaches 25,000-charger milestone


Tesla’s Supercharger network has now reached a total of 25,000 chargers – a big milestone for the fast-charging network. more… The post Tesla Supercharger network reaches 25,000-charger milestone appeared first on Electrek.

Phillips 66 progressing its conversion of California refinery to renewable fuels

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In August 2020, Phillips 66 announced that it planned to reconfigure its San Francisco Refinery in Rodeo, California, to produce renewable fuels. The plant will no longer produce fuels from crude oil, but instead will make fuels from used cooking oil, fats, greases and soybean oils. Earlier post.).

Stellantis won't need Tesla emissions credits: EV maker set to lose hundreds of millions

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Tesla has relied on selling emissions credits to boost its revenue, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has been one of its biggest clients.

Elon Musk says SpaceX might refly Starship after historic landing


Update: CEO Elon Musk says that SpaceX “might try to refly SN15 soon” after it became the first Starship to ace a high-altitude launch and survive the landing. In other words, SpaceX might be about to kick off what’s bound to be a long and fruitful future of Starship reusability.

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DOE: half of all states now have at least 1,000 non-residential EV charging units

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According to figures from the US Department of Energy (DOE), as of March 2021, there are 25 states that have at least 1,000 non-residential electric vehicle (EV) charging units (public and private). California has by far the greatest number of non-residential EV chargers with nearly 37,000 units.

Ford might build batteries as soon as 2025, invests in solid-state innovator with BMW

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Ford could start manufacturing its own electric-car batteries by 2025, an executive said in a CNBC interview Monday, indicating a change in attitude regarding battery supply at the Blue Oval.

SpaceX nails first Starship landing weeks after NASA Moon lander contract


In perhaps the best possible news that could have followed NASA’s historic SpaceX Moon lander contract, the company has successfully landed a Starship prototype in one piece – without it exploding – for the first time ever.

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Elon Musk brings Tesla Cybertruck prototype with him to New York


Tesla has brought the Tesla Cybertruck prototype in a rare outing to New York City as Elon Musk is in town for Saturday Night Live. more… The post Elon Musk brings Tesla Cybertruck prototype with him to New York appeared first on Electrek.

Aker Solutions wins FEED contract for e-Fuel plant in Norway

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Aker Solutions has signed a contract with Nordic Blue Crude (NBC) for front-end engineering and design (FEED) of a new e-Fuel facility at Herøya in Porsgrunn, Norway. The e-Fuel plant is planned to produce CO 2 -neutral fuel by using green hydrogen and furnace gas from an existing factory.

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Used EV prices surge in the US and vary widely by model, region

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The market for used electric vehicles was an ailing buyers' market early on in 2021. Over the past 60 days, however, the tide has turned and the average price of used electric cars has skyrocketed.

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EXCLUSIVE: Tesla Giga Berlin isn’t facing a 6-month delay: German Minister


Tesla Giga Berlin is the electric automaker’s first European production facility, and it is slated to begin production of the Model Y crossover later this year.

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Coal is losing the price war to wind and solar faster than anticipated


The costs of most existing coal-fired power plants in the US are now more expensive than the total costs of wind and solar as a result of their plunging costs, according to a new study.

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UNFI adding 53 all-electric TRUs to California fleet

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United Natural Foods, Inc. is adding 53 all-electric transport refrigerated trailer units (TRUs) to its fleet located at the company’s Riverside, Calif. distribution center.

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Range is now the top priority for EV shoppers, survey finds

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Range is the most important consideration for electric-car shoppers, according to a new survey, marking a change from a similar survey conducted by the listings and analysis firm in 2019.

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SpaceX’s next Starlink launch to cross major rocket reusability milestone


Next Spaceflight reports that SpaceX’s next Starlink launch – scheduled as few as five days after the last mission – will see Falcon 9 mark a hugely significant milestone for truly reusable rocketry.

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Tesla’s (TSLA) demand is through the roof, already sold out this quarter


Tesla (TSLA) is currently seeing exceptionally strong demand for its vehicles as it is already sold out for the quarter, according to sources familiar with the matter. more… The post Tesla’s (TSLA) demand is through the roof, already sold out this quarter appeared first on Electrek.

Press shop expansion at VW EV plant Zwickau to cut 9,000 truck journeys per year

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Volkswagen officially inaugurated the press shop expansion in its electric car plant in Zwickau. As of now, the complete outer skin for the six electric models produced in Zwickau will be pressed on site.

Tesla’s battery push, Mach-E GT, Lightyear One, EV and PHEV deals: The Week in Reverse

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Can the Lightyear One go 450 miles with a 60-kwh battery? Will the Tesla Model Y be the world’s top-selling vehicle next year? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending April 30, 2021.

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Ford Mach-E Co-Pilot360 driver monitoring system needs an update ASAP


Ford currently has the chance to exhibit its software prowess, especially with regards to the Mustang Mach-E’s software updates. This is due to the behavior of Ford’s Co-Pilot360, or more specifically, its driver-monitoring systems and contingencies. .

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Tesla is looking for mobile service technicians for its electric trucks


Tesla heavy trucking president, Jerome Guillen, revealed that the automaker will use its mobile service approach to its Tesla Semi electric truck program. more… The post Tesla is looking for mobile service technicians for its electric trucks appeared first on Electrek.

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Frankfurt buys 13 Solaris hydrogen buses

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The company In-der-City-Bus, which is in charge of public transport in Frankfurt, Germany, has awarded a tender for 13 hydrogen buses to Solaris. The Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen buses are to be deployed on target routes in 2022. The Urbino hydrogen buses are powered by a 70 kW fuel cell stack.

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Study: 1 in 5 EV owners go back to gasoline, and home charging is a big issue

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Fortunately, most Americans who make the shift to an electric vehicle are converts for life. As we’ve heard in so many different ways from those who’ve seen the light, there’s no turning back. But it’s not always that way.

Tesla plans to retrofit its pedestrian warning system in older vehicles


Tesla is reportedly planning to retrofit its Pedestrian Warning System (PWS) into older Model 3s and Model Ys that were built between specific dates.

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Tesla Powerwall owner shows how the battery system can withstand 48-hour outage with solar power


A Tesla Powerwall owner demonstrated what it looks like when you go through a 48-hour power outage with the battery system and solar power. more… The post Tesla Powerwall owner shows how the battery system can withstand 48-hour outage with solar power appeared first on Electrek.

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Ford opens E-Transit Registration site for commercial customers; new pricing

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Ford is opening an E-Transit registration site today for commercial customers ahead of order banks opening by July.

2022 Ford E-Transit electric van gets $43,295 base price, build configuration details

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The 2022 Ford E-Transit electric van will start at $43,295 when order books open in July, Ford confirmed Tuesday in a press release that also included more details about build configurations and the ordering process.

Is Louisiana Planning To Charge EV Owners $400/Y While Rejecting Increased Gas Taxes?

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Louisiana is well known for having severely bad roads. You can always tell when you cross the state line–the roads are smoother in Mississippi, Texas, and Arkansas. Recently, there was a bill proposed to increase gasoline taxes and tax EV owners $400 per year to own an EV in the state.

Citroën’s small $6,000 electric ‘car’ is coming to the US as part of new subscription service


Citroën’s Ami, a small $6,000 electric “car,” is apparently coming to the US as part of new electric car subscription service.

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Umicore and Anglo American partner to develop PGM-based technology for LOHC hydrogen applications in FCEVs

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Umicore and Anglo American, through its PGMs business Anglo American Platinum, announced a research and development collaboration agreement to develop platinum group metal PGM-based catalysts for liquid organic hydrogen carrier (LOHC) applications on fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) and other mobile applications.

Cute Citroën Ami EV coming to US, as part of Free2Move car-sharing

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Citroën is returning to the United States, albeit on a very limited basis. Last week the Free2Move mobility service operated by the French automaker's parent company announced in a LinkedIn post that it would add the Citroën Ami EV to its Washington, D.C. car-sharing operation.

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Tesla sells out production capacity for Q2 2021, hinting at monster demand: report


Tesla’s Q1 2021 was one for the books, but the second quarter is shaping up to be even more impressive, with recent reports noting that the company had already sold out its production capacity for Q2 2021. This bodes well for the EV maker’s production and delivery numbers this year. .

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Tesla is completely revamping referral program after spending $23 million on free Supercharging


Tesla is completely revamping its referral program after already spending $23 million on free Supercharging miles this year alone. more… The post Tesla is completely revamping referral program after spending $23 million on free Supercharging appeared first on Electrek.

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Adamas: Tesla consumed more lithium than next four EV makers combined in 2020

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In 2020, Tesla deployed 18,700 tonnes of LCE onto roads globally in the batteries of its newly sold passenger EVs, more than the next four EV makers (BYD, VW, Renault and Audi) combined, according to data from Adamas Intelligence’s EV Battery Capacity and Battery Metals Tracker.

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Plug-in models nearing 1 of 10 new-vehicle sales in California

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Plug-in vehicles—including battery-electric cars, plug-in hybrids, and hydrogen fuel-cell cars—are nearing one in 10 new-car sales in California, according to a periodic update from industry group Veloz, referring to the latest data from the state.