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Study confirms €1T green hydrogen potential for Africa

Green Car Congress

Africa can produce 50 million tons of green hydrogen a year by 2035, according to a new study by the European Investment Bank (EIB), International Solar Alliance and the African Union, with the support of the Government of Mauritania, HyDeal and UCLG Africa.

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Why might the manual gearbox return in some performance EVs?

Green Car Reports

With a handful of exceptions, most electric vehicles don't have (or need) multi-speed transmissions. According to some well-respected EV engineers and executives, they may even detract from performance. As such, a performance EV is an odd place to see a manual gearbox.

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Tesla starts selling demos and test-drive vehicles as end of record quarter approaches

Electrek

Tesla has authorized locations in North America to start selling display and test-drive vehicles as it aims to close out a record quarter despite the noise. more…. The post Tesla starts selling demos and test-drive vehicles as end of record quarter approaches appeared first on Electrek.

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BREAKING: JAC to acquire some of NIO's construction-in-progress assets for $244 million

CN EV Post

JAC did not give a specific reason, but said the move will help it deepen its strategic partnership with NIO. The post BREAKING: JAC to acquire some of NIO's construction-in-progress assets for $244 million appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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SAE International publishes TIR J2954/2 for wireless charging of heavy-duty EVs; static and dynamic WPT

Green Car Congress

SAE International has published the first Technical Information Report (TIR) that specifies, in a single document, both the electric vehicle- and ground-system requirements for heavy-duty (HD) wireless charging of electric vehicles (EV).

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Kia EV6: Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2023 finalist

Green Car Reports

The Kia EV6 is one of the most distinctive new designs of the past year and, unlike the closely related Hyundai Ioniq 5, it doesn’t play any retro cards. It’s all Euro-hatch panache, with a near-premium feel, and it’s just the right size inside for four adults.

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How an F-150 Lightning kept the lights on at a CA dealership after a major earthquake

Electrek

After a 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck Northern California, thousands were left without power. One dealership in North Eureka found a unique solution by plugging in two of its electric vehicles – a Ford F-150 Lightning and a Kia Niro – to stay open. more….

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U Toronto and Fujitsu team use quantum-inspired computing to discover improved catalyst for hydrogen production

Green Car Congress

Researchers from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering and Fujitsu have applied quantum-inspired computing to find the promising, previously unexplored chemical family of Ru-Cr-Mn-Sb-O 2 as acidic oxygen evolution reaction catalysts for hydrogen production.

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Review: 2024 Audi Q8 E-Tron feels friskier, goes farther

Green Car Reports

The Audi E-Tron SUV and Sportback were among the first fully electric SUVs of their kind. Now they're changing with the landscape—and it’s for the better.

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Tesla gives owners a free 30-day trial of Enhanced Autopilot for the holidays

Electrek

Tesla owners are starting to receive messages on their cars offering a free 30-day trial of Enhanced Autopilot, with the message “Happy Holidays!” from Tesla. more…. The post Tesla gives owners a free 30-day trial of Enhanced Autopilot for the holidays appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla China boss helping Giga Texas prepare for Cybertruck production: report

Teslarati

Tesla China boss, Tom Zhu, has worked with a team from Shanghai on Cybertruck production at Giga Texas. Zhu is reportedly in line for a promotion at Tesla.

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Nikola Tre FCEV receives CARB ZEP Executive Order for HVIP eligibility; $240,000 base incentive per truck

Green Car Congress

Nikola Corporation has received a California Air Resources Board (CARB) Zero Emission Powertrain (ZEP) Executive Order that is a requirement for Nikola’s Tre hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) to be eligible for CARB’s Hybrid and Zero Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) program.

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2017-2023 Chevy Bolt EV recalled over fire concern, again

Green Car Reports

Some Chevy Bolt EV models are once again being recalled over a potential issue that can lead to a vehicle fire. This time it has nothing to do with the battery pack or electric propulsion. "GM

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Elon Musk defends Twitter distraction, again pledges to stop selling TSLA stock

Electrek

Tesla CEO Elon Musk joined a Twitter space today to speak about the recent moves in TSLA stock and defends his recent actions from Tesla investors who have called for him to stop wasting time on Twitter , the social media site which he recently purchased. more….

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China NEV insurance registrations in 3rd week of Dec: BYD 50,462, Tesla 10,254, NIO 3,464

CN EV Post

From December 1-18, the insurance registration of NIO vehicles in China can be roughly estimated to be around 8,000 units. The post China NEV insurance registrations in 3rd week of Dec: BYD 50,462, Tesla 10,254, NIO 3,464 appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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LAWA takes delivery of its first heavy-duty electric truck, a Nikola Tre for LAX

Green Car Congress

Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) has taken delivery of its first heavy-duty battery-electric vehicle, marking a step in the airport’s transition to a fully electric fleet.

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USPS aims to only buy electric delivery vehicles from 2026 on

Green Car Reports

The United States Postal Service (USPS) on Tuesday said it would buy only electric delivery vehicles from 2026 on, an about-face from the agency's original plan to continue with internal-combustion powertrains for most of its next-generation fleet.

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SpaceX aces three Falcon 9 launches in 34 hours

Teslarati

SpaceX has successfully launched three Falcon 9 rockets less than 34 hours apart, leaving the company only one mission shy of CEO Elon Musk’s ambitious target of 60 launches in 2022.

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US Treasury delays EV battery guidance, more vehicles could qualify for 2023 tax credits

Electrek

The United States Treasury department announced it will delay its guidance in regard to the sourcing requirements for battery materials in order for EVs to qualify for federal tax credits.

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Haru Oni e-fuels demo plant in Chile officially opens

Green Car Congress

E-Fuels company HIF Global, together with partners, authorities, and community representatives, celebrated the production of the first liters of synthetic gasoline at the Haru Oni Demonstration Plant in southern Chile. Earlier post.). Haru Oni Demonstration Plant.

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Rivian R1T crash-tested by IIHS, earns top safety distinction

Green Car Reports

The Rivian R1T is the first electric pickup truck ever run through the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) testing regimen—and it received high marks. The IIHS announced on Friday that the R1T had earned its highest Top Safety Pick+ safety award.

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NIO suffers user data breach, hacker demands $2.25 million worth of bitcoin

CN EV Post

The data stolen was some basic user information and vehicle sales information through August 2021, NIO said. The post NIO suffers user data breach, hacker demands $2.25 million worth of bitcoin appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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Elon Musk appears to back out from Twitter poll voting him out

Electrek

Elon Musk appears to be backing out from abiding by the results of a Twitter poll voting him out as head of the social media platform. more…. The post Elon Musk appears to back out from Twitter poll voting him out appeared first on Electrek.

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Toyota starts production of 5th-generation hybrid powertrain in Europe for new Corolla

Green Car Congress

Toyota Motor Europe (TME) has started production of its 5 th -generation hybrid powertrains for the new Corolla.

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Porsche Taycan upgrade halves the time to charge at home

Green Car Reports

The Porsche Taycan already ranks as one of the best-performing EVs you can buy. With an upgrade, it can also be one of the fastest-charging EVs at home. Porsche earlier this week announced that U.S.

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Australian students break world solar-powered car record in 12-hr, 1000km dash

The Driven EV News

Solar-powered car built by Australian university students and weighing a quarter that of a Tesla clocks 1,000 km in under 12 hours on a single charge. The post Australian students break world solar-powered car record in 12-hr, 1000km dash appeared first on The Driven. Charging EV News

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NIO ET7 gets 5-star safety rating from C-NCAP

CN EV Post

NIO ET7 scores 91.44 percent in active safety and 88.18 percent in occupant protection. The post NIO ET7 gets 5-star safety rating from C-NCAP appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. NIO NIO ET7

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Rolls-Royce and Gulfstream test 100% SAF blend in G650 twin-jet; HEFA and SAK

Green Car Congress

Rolls-Royce and Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. conducted the first original equipment manufacturer test flight of an ultralong-range business jet powered by 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF).

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Rivian R1T and R1S get range boost, snow mode, cabin preconditioning

Green Car Reports

Over-the-air software and firmware updates have the potential to remedy issues, add features, or just simply make a vehicle better. So far Rivian’s already managed all of the above with its R1T electric pickup and R1S electric SUV.

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Tesla Cybertruck 9,000-ton Giga Press parts begin arriving in Texas

Teslarati

Tesla’s steel beast is drawing closer and closer to production. Not long after an image of a Cybertruck body prototype was leaked from Gigafactory Texas, videos from the site now suggest that the all-electric pickup truck’s 9,000-ton Giga Press is being delivered to the facility.

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Zeekr 001 with CATL's Qilin Battery will have 1,032 km range

CN EV Post

The model will be launched in the second quarter of 2023 with a battery pack capacity of 140 kWh and an energy density of 200 Wh/kg. The post Zeekr 001 with CATL's Qilin Battery will have 1,032 km range appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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Nissan to use Kobe Steel’s low-CO? steel and green aluminum for Nissan models

Green Car Congress

Nissan Motor and Kobe Steel announced that Nissan plans to use Kobenable Steel for Nissan models from January 2023 onward. Kobenable steel, commercialized by Kobe Steel, reduces CO 2 emissions in the blast furnace process. Earlier post.). Kobe Steel will also supply Nissan with aluminum sheets made from green-aluminum raw materials. This will be the first time Kobenable Steel will be used in mass-produced vehicles.

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Full US EV tax credit guidance delayed to March

Green Car Reports

The U.S. Treasury Department has delayed release of full guidance on qualifications for the revised federal EV tax credit until March. The IRA re-upped the $7,500 federal EV tax credit and eliminated the previous 200,000-unit cap that a handful of automakers had already reached as of Jan.

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Tesla Model Y beats best-selling car record in Norway

Electrek

Tesla Model Y has beat the best-selling car record for a single year in Norway – taking it from the VW Beetle in 1969. more…. The post Tesla Model Y beats best-selling car record in Norway appeared first on Electrek.

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A former NIO PR's preview: What to expect from NIO Day 2022

CN EV Post

The first product should be the third-generation battery swap station, followed by the EC7 and the second-generation ES8. The post A former NIO PR's preview: What to expect from NIO Day 2022 appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. NIO NIO Day

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Blue World Technologies starts series production of methanol fuel cells

Green Car Congress

Blue World Technologies has started the series production of its methanol fuel cells, marked with the official inauguration of the 8,500 m 2 Blue Aalborg Factory. The fuel cell factory, which initially has an annual production capacity of 250,000 individual fuel cells, is located in an industrial area at the Port of Aalborg in Denmark. The production capacity corresponds to a total output of 15 megawatts, which is expected to be expanded to 50 megawatts in the next few years.

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Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV: Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2023 finalist

Green Car Reports

The EQS SUV is related to the EQS hatchback that arrived late last year, and while it’s built on a version of the same EVA2 skateboard architecture as that flagship electric car, in many respects it’s a completely different vehicle—and more of a trendsetter in the U.S.

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