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Honda receives type designation for Level 3 automated driving in Japan

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Honda Motor Co., has received the required type designation for Level 3 automated driving from the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT).

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Why a Biden Presidency will accelerate change to electric cars: 10 talking points

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President-elect Biden has proposed a $2 trillion climate agenda that includes provisions ranging from coordinating climate priorities in transportation infrastructure spending to things like rebooting “Cash for Clunkers” in the interest of modernizing the fleet toward cleaner vehicles.

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Proterra beefs up its battery expertise: Q&A CTO Dustin Grace

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Since its founding in 2004, Proterra has grown to become North America’s largest supplier of electric buses. The company has sold some 950 buses to transit agencies, airports, universities, national parks and private companies in 43 states and provinces.

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Electric Vehicles and disability: time to make the switch?

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The UK Motability Scheme helps to keep disabled drivers motoring and accounts for around one in every 10 new vehicles registered. In 2018, just 202 of these vehicles were electric, but the tide is quickly turning.

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Hyundai to offer 10 electrified models by end of 2022; 7 SUV, 3 car models; new Ioniq 5 and 6

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Hyundai committed to offer ten electrified vehicles by the end of 2022, including seven SUVs and three car models. This product blitz includes eco solutions for many of Hyundai’s current products as well as all-new models, such as the Ioniq 5 and Ioniq 6.

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Ford reveals E-Transit electric vans for $45,000, ready to scale up

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Ford Thursday morning revealed a vehicle that could make a difference in cities and neighborhoods all around the U.S.—and —and it’s probably not one that might get you or the family around.

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Investing in an EV future today costs much less than you think

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The world is quickly moving toward a future of sustainable transportation, and it’s getting there in an electric vehicle. Fortunately, the road to cleaner mobility has never been smoother — or more affordable. Policy

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NREL report shows EV charging stations continued strong growth in early 2020

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A new report from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) finds that about 12.0% and 49.6% of the necessary Level 2 and DC fast EV charging equipment (EVSE), respectively, required to meet projected demand in 2030, have been installed as of Q1 2020.

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Toyota steps up to support Mirai fuel-cell car with 7 more hydrogen stations in California

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Toyota North America confirmed Thursday that the second-generation version of its Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car is arriving at some California dealers later this year.

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New Suzuki Swace announced with Corolla-like exterior

Green Cars News

Suzuki has launched an entirely new car called the Swace

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Twin test review: Polestar 2 vs Tesla Model 3 Performance

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Is the Polestar 2 with the Performance Pack a match for Tesla’s fastest Model 3? We compare both models to see which comes out on top

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NuScale boosts SMR module output 25%

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NuScale Power announced that through further value engineering efforts, using advanced testing and modeling tools, NuScale analyzed and concluded that the NuScale Power Module (NPM) can generate an additional 25% more power per module for a total of 77 MWe per module (gross), resulting in about 924 MWe for the flagship 12-module power plant.

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R1T and R1S electric trucks: Rivian confirms more about pricing, range, specs ahead of orders

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Rivian has released pricing as well as some key specifications for its Illinois-made electric trucks, the R1T electric pickup and R1S electric SUV, which are both due for first deliveries next summer. The R1T Launch Edition will start at $75,000, while the R1S Launch Edition will start at $77,500.

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BMW iX: Radical I-Pace rival to arrive late next year

Green Cars News

Say hello to the radical-looking BMW iX – an all-electric SUV that will be taking on the Jaguar I-Pace and Audi e-tron when it arrives late next year

2020 66

Hyundai Kona Electric updated

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Hyundai's Kona Electric has proved to be an extremely popular EV across the continent, with 53,000 sold since its introduction in 2018. It has now been given a light refresh, predominantly in the looks and technology departments, with the powertrains remaining fundamentally the same

2020 68

Milan orders another 100 Solaris Urbino 12 electric buses

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The Milanese operator ATM has ordered another 100 electric buses from Solaris, via a framework contract signed last year. The first batch of 40 Urbino electric buses under the same contract has been already delivered.

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Texas Instruments tech claimed to boost electric car range, downsize onboard chargers

Green Car Reports

The company you probably once knew for its calculators and computers is still around—developing critical components for electric-car chargers.

2020 130

Do I need a diamond sticker on my EV?

EVolution

If you're the proud new owner of an electric vehicle, welcome to electric driving! No doubt there's a bunch of stuff you're learning. However, as EV drivers ourselves, we can guarantee there's a WHOLE heap you're yet to find out.

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NIO heading for Europe in 2021

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Not content with considerable success in its domestic market, Chinese EV firm, NIO, is heading for Europe. The firm is planning to start selling at least some of its range here before the end of 2021, providing a challenge to European manufacturers, as well as Tesla

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Navy researchers produce high energy density jet fuels from sustainable cellulosic feedstocks

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Researchers from the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) have developed an efficient three-step process for the conversion of cellulosic feedstocks to both a valuable chemical precursor and high-performance jet fuel blendstock. Their paper appears in the journal ChemSusChem.

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Hyundai will have at least 10 electrified cars in its US lineup by 2022

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With an electric-vehicle sub-brand on the way starting next year, Hyundai has given another note of assurance that its mainstream models in the U.S. won’t be overlooked in the company’s latest push to electrify its vehicles.

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ChargeNet celebrates five years of powering up New Zealand

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In October 2015, ChargeNet went live with its first electric vehicle charger Jaques’ Four Square in Kaiwaka, 100km north of Auckland’s CBD.

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Porsche Cayenne e-Hybrid gains range

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Porsche has been busy giving its PHEVs an update in recent months. The Panamera's mid-life facelift extended to the powertrain department, bringing with it a new, larger battery, and this has now been implemented in both the regular and coupé versions of the Cayenne e-Hybrid

Ford introducing new connected fleet management tools for electric fleets

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Against the background of the introduction of the new all-electric E-Transit ( earlier post ), Ford is expanding its offering of fleet management tools to provide electric-vehicle data, charging reports and web-based pre-conditioning, plus new features that can help secure vehicles and help enhance driver performance.

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Report: AI will dramatically speed up battery development—and thus, EV adoption

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Artificial intelligence (AI) could help speed up the development of electric-car batteries, according to a recent report from The Wall Street Journal. There is certainly no shortage of areas where engineers seek to improve on current lithium-ion batteries.

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ChargeNet invites the public to EV event celebrating the installation of 300 kW hyperchargers

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In August 2020, ChargeNet installed the fastest electric vehicle chargers in New Zealand.

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BMW reveals its next-gen electric flagship, the iX

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BMW's Vision iNEXT has undergone a metamorphosis and become the BMW iX. Sporting a bold new design, powerful EV powertrain and 300+ mile range, the iX is set to go head-to-head with cars like the Audi e-tron in the premium electric SUV segment

2020 52

Workhorse receives purchase order for 500 C-1000 electric delivery trucks from Pritchard Companies

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Workhorse Group Inc. received a purchase order for 500 of its all-electric C-1000 delivery vehicles from Pritchard Companies. Inventory financing will be provided by Hitachi Capital America as part of Workhorse’s previously announced strategic partnership with HCA.

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Report: California clean cars crusader Mary Nichols on shortlist to be next EPA chief

Green Car Reports

A name familiar to clean-car advocates has reportedly made the short list to lead the Environmental Protection Agency for the incoming Biden administration.

2020 125

A strong message from CarGurus:

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STRONGER DEMAND FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLES SIGNALS UK IS ACCELERATING TOWARD BORIS’ NEW 2030 PETROL AND DIESEL BAN.

2020 52

What is a battery management system (BMS)?

EVolution

You're probably familiar with engine management systems, or engine control units, that electronically adjust engine actuators to ensure optimal engine performance. As you may have guessed; electric vehicles don’t actually have them.

2020 52

Motiv Power Systems receives large follow-up order for electric delivery vans from Bimbo Bakeries USA

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Motiv Power Systems announced a renewal of its partnership with Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU), the largest bakery in the United States. This follows a successful 12-month pilot of five Motiv-powered electric trucks that performed flawlessly on real-world delivery routes. Earlier post.).

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Porsche made a fresh-looking electric van concept in 2018 but hasn't shown it until now

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Porsche on Thursday revealed a handful of previously-secret concept cars, including a fresh-looking electric van. Set to be featured alongside other concepts in the upcoming book "Porsche Unseen," the Porsche Vision Renndienst concept was completed in 2018, but never shown to the public.

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2021 Renault Kangoo revealed

Green Cars News

The new Renault Kangoo has been revealed, with the panel van set to arrive in the UK next year

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New 82 kWh battery pack in Model 3

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As per Electrek our source, Tesla confirmed new 2021 Model 3 vehicles are now equipped with a new 82 kWh battery pack ( more energy-dense battery cells produced by Panasonic). --> Panasonic said it increases the energy density of cells by 5% ,output by 10%. These new cells are still 2170 battery cells and not the new 4680 cells developed by Tesla. and unveiled at Battery Day in September. Although, they could benefit from some chemistry improvements developed by Tesla for its new cell format.

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Hyundai Motor Group to launch NVIDIA DRIVE connected car infotainment and AI platform across all future Hyundai, Kia & Genesis models; ccOS

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Hyundai Motor Group and NVIDIA announced the roll-out of the NVIDIA DRIVE connected car platform across all new models from Hyundai, Kia and Genesis from 2022 onwards.

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Fire concern prompts 2017-2019 Chevy Bolt EV recall, owners asked to charge to 90% for now

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General Motors announced Friday that an ongoing investigation over fire concern is prompting a broad recall affecting most 2017-2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV models. The recall includes 68,667 vehicles globally and 50,925 in the U.S.

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