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BYD sold 1.86M light-duty NEVs in 2022, up 209%

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BYD reported that it sold 1,857,379 light-duty New Energy Vehicles in 2022, consisting of 911,140 battery-electric vehicles (49%) and 946,239 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (51%).

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Tesla owners flex coordinate light shows for the holidays

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Tesla owners are coordinating light shows for the holidays. One of the new features is an improvement to its light show with the Model X. Tesla took the feature even further by allowing owners to schedule a light show up to ten minutes in advance.

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Carsbut not light trucksare driven less during the pandemic

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Therefore, it is not surprising that in 2020, the first year of the pandemic, the annual miles driven per car or light truck (SUV, pickup truck, or van) decreased substantially. Of more interest is the new finding that this reduction was entirely due to a reduced use of cars as opposed to light trucks. Cars and light trucks. Light trucks. Overall, from 2019 to 2020, miles driven per light-duty vehicle decreased by 12%. by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research.

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Actual fuel economy of cars and light trucks: 1966-2019

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Specifically, this study examines actual fuel economy of cars and light trucks (pickup trucks, SUVs, and vans) from 1966 through 2019. (My million cars and light trucks sold in the United States in 2019 accounted for only 6.7% of all registered cars and light trucks in 2019.).

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First of heaviest Hummer SUV ever auctioned for Tread Lightly cause

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The first 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV has been auctioned off to benefit conservation nonprofit Tread Lightly, generating $500,000 for the group despite being incapable of treading lightly.

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DOE: Light-Duty PEVs in US traveled 19B miles on electricity in 2021; less than 1% of total VMT

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Gohlke, David; Zhou, Yan; Wu, Xinyi; Courtney, Calista (2022) “Assessment of Light-Duty Plug-in Electric Vehicles in the United States, 2010 – 2021” doi: 10.2172/1898424. All-electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) traveled a combined 19.1

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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).

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Canoo Delivers Light Tactical Vehicle to US Army for Analysis & Demonstration

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Californian high-tech advanced mobility company Canoo has delivered its new Light Tactical Vehicle (LTV) to the United States Army for Analysis & Demonstration in fulfillment of the contract awarded in July 2022. Electric Car News Canoo Canoo Light Tactical Vehicle Canoo LTV

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Argonne report on characteristics of light-duty plug-in electric vehicles in US

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A new report from a team at Argonne National Laboratory examines the changing characteristics for light-duty plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) from 2010-2021, evaluating range, energy efficiency, costs, and performance.

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Stellantis partners with Qinomic to develop electric retrofitting of light commercial vehicles

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Retrofitting technology like this will enable Stellantis to support this trend —Eric Laforge, Stellantis Vice President, Enlarged Europe Light Commercial Vehicles. Stellantis N.V.

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Canoo delivers electric Light Tactical Vehicle to US Army

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Called the Light Tactical Vehicle (LTV), the electric truck fulfills a contract awarded to Canoo in July 2022, according to a company press release. Canoo on Thursday announced deliver of a prototype truck to the U.S.

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Insect-inspired night-time collision detector based on atomically thin and light-sensitive memtransistors

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Some operate by analyzing an image of the space around the car, but in conditions such as heavy rain or low light, the image isn’t as clear. Another method is to incorporate either radar or lidar (light detection and ranging) sensors, but these are difficult to miniaturize and need a lot of power. Despite only about 25% of car travel happening after dark, almost half of fatal accidents occur at night.

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Canoo delivers electric Light Tactical Vehicle to Army for analysis & demonstration

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Canoo delivered its new Light Tactical Vehicle (LTV) to the United States Army for Analysis & Demonstration in fulfillment of the $67,500 contract awarded in July 2022. The Light Tactical Vehicle can be converted from a pickup to a flatbed truck, a cargo vehicle and more.

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QUANTRON presents Q-Light fuel-cell transporter; 3.5t-4.2t range

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QUANTRON is presenting the Q-Light fuel-cell-electric transporter at the NUFAM trade fair for the commercial vehicle industry in Europe. tonne range, the Q-Light FCEV is unique in Europe. All components of the Q-Light FCEV comply with European safety standards.

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Isuzu, Toyota, Hino, and CJPT to promote planning and development of mass-market light-duty fuel cell electric trucks

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Isuzu Motors, Toyota Motor, Hino Motors, and Commercial Japan Partnership Technologies Corporation (CJPT) will jointly plan and develop light-duty fuel cell (FC) electric trucks for the mass-market.

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HYVIA unveils two new hydrogen light commercial vehicle prototypes

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Following on the reveal of Renault Master Van H2-TECH last month ( earlier post ), HYVIA has unveiled two new Hydrogen Light Commercial Vehicles prototypes with zero CO 2 tailpipe emissions, increased range, and 5-minute refueling time.

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Light-truck sales declined less during the current pandemic than car sales

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This note examines the sales of all new light-duty vehicles (cars and light trucks) in the United States in March, April, and May 2020—the first three months of the current pandemic—and compares them with the sales in February 2020. by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research.

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EVR Motors partners with EKA Mobility to provide advanced lightweight electric motors for e-buses and Light Commercial Vehicles in India

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Israeli startup EVR Motors has partnered with India’s EKA Mobility, an electric vehicles and technology company, a subsidiary of Pinnacle Industries Limited, to design small, lightweight electric motors for their e-buses and Light Commercial Vehicles (LCVs) in India.

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Lynas to build US light rare earths separation facility

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Australia-based Lynas Rare Earths Limited entered into an agreement with the US Government to build a commercial Light Rare Earths separation plant in the United States, through a wholly owned subsidiary, Lynas USA LLC. Should that contract proceed to the next phase, the Texas facility would house both Heavy Rare Earths and Light Rare Earths processing facilities.

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Actual fuel economy of cars and light trucks: 1966-2017

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Specifically, this study examines actual fuel economy of cars and light trucks (pickup trucks, SUVs, and vans) from 1966 through 2017. However, the starting year of this analysis is 1966 because (1) for 1923 through 1935, fuel-economy information is available only for the entire fleet of all vehicles, and (2) from 1936 through 1965, light trucks were included with other trucks in the relevant statistics.?. of all registered cars and light trucks in 2017.). by Michael Sivak.

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Audi of America expands Traffic Light Information to include Green Light Optimized Speed Advisory (GLOSA)

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Audi of America announced an expansion of Traffic Light Information to include Green Light Optimized Speed Advisory (GLOSA), another industry first in vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) technologies from the brand. GLOSA can provide speed recommendations to Audi drivers of select 2017 and newer models that can assist drivers in catching the “green wave,” helping to reduce the number of stops at red lights.

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BrightDrop Completes Record-Setting Build of its First Electric Light Commercial Vehicle

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The post BrightDrop Completes Record-Setting Build of its First Electric Light Commercial Vehicle appeared first on EV Obsession. Electric Trucks Electric Vans Electric Vehicles BrightDrop’s ecosystem First Electric Light Commercial Vehicle

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Fourteen States Considering Zero Emission Light-Duty Sales Requirements

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In September 2020, the governor of California signed an Executive Order requiring zero emissions for all new light-duty passenger vehicles by 2035. Thirteen other states may also be on a path to end sales of new light-duty passenger vehicles powered by internal combustion engines […].

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Audi networks with traffic lights in Düsseldorf; “Green wave”

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Audi is moving ahead with networked traffic lights in Düsseldorf. After Ingolstadt, the city on the Rhine is the second in Europe in which Audi is introducing its Traffic Light Information service. The Audi fleet plays a decisive part in optimizing the traffic light forecasts.

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EPA restores California’s authority to enforce greenhouse gas emission standards for cars and light trucks

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The ACC program is a package of state regulations that set emissions standards for criteria pollutants and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for light-duty vehicles and a zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) sales mandate. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reinstated California’s authority under the Clean Air Act to implement its own greenhouse gas (GHG) emission standards and zero emission vehicle (ZEV) sales mandate.

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Rice team develops plasmonic photocatalyst for one-step light-driven conversion of H2S to hydrogen and sulfur

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An illustration of the light-powered, one-step remediation process for hydrogen sulfide gas made possible by a gold photocatalyst created at Rice University.

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Ford, U Mich study finds greater greenhouse gas reductions for pickup truck electrification than for other light-duty vehicles

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Light-duty vehicles, including sedans, SUVs, and pickup trucks, are currently responsible for 58% of US transportation sector emissions. 2022) “The role of pickup truck electrification in the decarbonization of light-duty vehicles” Environ.

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Tesla releases new software update with Auto Steering Wheel Heat and Sentry Mode lighting

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Tesla has started to release a new software update to its fleet of customer vehicles with two new features: Auto Steering Wheel Heat and Sentry Mode Lighting. more… The post Tesla releases new software update with Auto Steering Wheel Heat and Sentry Mode lighting appeared first on Electrek.

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Terrafugia obtains FAA Special Light-Sport Airworthiness Certificate for roadable aircraft; “flying car”

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has achieved a significant milestone by obtaining an FAA Special Light-Sport Aircraft (LSA) airworthiness certificate for its Transition roadable aircraft. Terrafugia, Inc.

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First Hydrogen enters trials with UK fleet consortium; interest from 10 operators in fuel cell light commercial vehicle

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First Hydrogen has already received expressed interest from 10 fleet operators to trial the company’s two demonstrator hydrogen fuel cell-powered light commercial vehicles (LCV). The announcement coincides with confirmation that First Hydrogen’s two demonstrator hydrogen fuel cell light commercial vehicles (LCV) are scheduled for testing and on-road commissioning starting later this month in the UK. First Hydrogen Corp.

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EIA: EVs and hybrids accounted for 11% of US light-duty vehicle sales in Q4 2021

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In the fourth quarter of 2021, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric vehicles collectively accounted for 11% of light-duty vehicle sales in the United States, according to data from Wards Intelligence, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported.

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Audi introducing V2I Traffic Light Information service in Europe

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Audi is introducing the vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) service “Traffic Light Information” in Europe. From July, Audi will network new models with the traffic lights in Ingolstadt/Germany; further European cities will follow from 2020 onwards. Equipped cars will be more likely to catch a “green wave” in the city; Audi drivers will see in the cockpit what speed is required to reach the next traffic light on a green.

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AAA Foundation study: red light running deaths hit 10-year high

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More than two people are killed every day on US roads by drivers running through red lights, according to data analysis performed by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The most recent crash data available shows 939 people were killed in red light running crashes in 2017—a 10-year high and a 28% increase since 2012. Number of Deaths in Red Light Running Crashes as a Percentage of All Deaths in Crashes at Signalized Intersections, by Year, United States, 2008-2017.

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VivoPower Completes $120M Definitive Canadian Distribution Agreement for Tembo Electric Light Vehicles

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for Acces to distribute electric light vehicles in Canada, using e-LV conversion […]. The post VivoPower Completes $120M Definitive Canadian Distribution Agreement for Tembo Electric Light Vehicles appeared first on EV Obsession.

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35 states get the green light for $7.5 billion national EV charging network

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As Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg pointed out in a release, the 35 states given the green light are.

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Groupe Renault and Faurecia to collaborate on hydrogen storage systems for light commercial vehicles

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Groupe Renault and Faurecia will collaborate on hydrogen storage systems for hydrogen-powered light commercial vehicles. Starting at the end of 2021, Faurecia will supply hydrogen storage systems for a first fleet of light commercial vehicles. This collaboration on hydrogen storage systems is embedded in our strategy to offer market-ready H 2 solutions for light commercial vehicles and target over 30% share of this fast-growing market in Europe.

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Stellantis developing hydrogen fuel cell light commercial vehicle; partnership with Faurecia and Symbio

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Stellantis is developing a hydrogen fuel cell powered light commercial vehicle (LCV) in addition to its battery-electric offerings. The company says that fuel cells show great promise—especially for LCVs—as the next level of zero-emission propulsion technology.

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Audi extends Traffic Light Information to Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco

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Audi is extending its Traffic Light Information (TLI) coverage to Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco. Audi first brought Traffic Light Information (TLI) to production vehicles in 2016, with just a handful of connected signals.

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

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The post How an F-150 Lightning kept the lights on at a CA dealership after a major earthquake appeared first on Electrek. After a 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck Northern California, thousands were left without power.

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DOE: US Light-duty electric vehicle miles traveled reached 13.7 billion miles in 2020

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Total US Light-Duty Annual eMVT, 2012-2020. Gohlke, David, and Zhou, Yan, Assessment of Light-Duty Plug-in Electric Vehicles in the United States, 2010 – 2020 , June 2021.

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EV6 Light 58 kWh RWD

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Groupe Renault changes China strategy: light commercial vehicles and electric passenger cars

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Groupe Renault is setting a new strategy for China, based on Electric Vehicles (EV) and Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV). Groupe Renault is leading the LCV market in Europe in terms of sales volumes for light commercial vehicles, as well as sales of electric light commercial vehicles.

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Integrating nanomaterial with light-absorbing molecule powers hydrogen production from water and sunlight

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Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) have developed a hybrid material constructed from a metal oxide nanosheet and a light-absorbing molecule for splitting water molecules (H 2 O) to obtain hydrogen (H 2 ) under sunlight.

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