May, 2021

Antelope Valley adds 16 more BYD electric buses to fleet

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Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA) is growing its battery-electric fleet with the purchase of 10 K11M 60-foot articulated buses and six K7M 30-foot buses.

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Rivian R1T electric pickup: More details about towing, gear tunnel, app-controlled tailgate

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As it gets closer to the planned start of customer deliveries, Rivian continues to whet appetites with more details of its R1T electric pickup truck.

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Tesla dominates China’s EV exports with 14,174 Model 3 on top of 25,845 local sales


Following a blockbuster March that saw Tesla China selling an impressive 35,478 vehicles domestically, the EV maker continued to hit its rhythm in April 2021.

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Ford teases electric F150 pickup, announces ‘Lightning’ name and unveiling next week


Ford announced today the name of the electric F150 pickup, which will be “Lightning,” and an unveiling date set for next week. Along with the name, the automaker also released a teaser image. Note, we’re hoping to have a Ford guest on the Electrek podcast on Friday.

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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.

Ermenegildo Zegna Teams with Stellantis

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Today, the Ermenegildo Zegna Group announced its affiliation with Stellantis. By 2025, the Zegna Group’s entire fleet of 200 will go green. A new green-car policy has gone into effect at the company, well known for its pricy clothing and accessories.

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.).

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Elon Musk gets ‘Saturday Night Live’ its 3rd-highest rating for its current season


Controversial or not, it appears that Elon Musk’s recent Saturday Night Live hosting gig was appreciated by viewers. The May 8, 2021 episode–which caught headlines in its lead-up over alleged controversies about some cast members’ stance on Musk– averaged a 4.8

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Mercedes-Benz unveils EQT electric minivan with interesting design


Mercedes-Benz today unveiled its EQT concept electric minivan with an interesting design, but the electric version has only a vague timeline to production. more… The post Mercedes-Benz unveils EQT electric minivan with interesting design appeared first on Electrek.

Ordering a Tesla from the Isle of Man (During lockdown)


I ordered my Model 3 in early May 2020, during the first COVID lockdown. Little did I know at the time how long the lockdown would last. However, I'd had my eye on buying a Tesla for some time and was eager to pull the trigger.

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Gearing Up for Grid Modernization

Energy Institute at HAAS

Our grid investment incentive structures need some re-tooling. The Biden administration is swinging for the fences with this new infrastructure plan. There’s a lot going on in this proposal. Electricity … Continue Reading Gearing Up for Grid Modernization. Uncategorized featured

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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: 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.

EVs like Teslas will be cheaper to produce than their internal combustion rivals by 2027


Recent forecasts from BloombergNEF have indicated that electric cars and vans will likely be cheaper to produce than conventional, fossil-fueled powered alternatives by 2027, with smaller cars reaching the same threshold the following year. .

Tesla (TSLA) deliveries ‘drop’ in China and media are making up reasons why


The media is reporting Tesla’s deliveries had a significant drop month-to-month in China, and theyare trying to link it to bad press the company had in the country over the last few months. That’s not accurate.

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Genesis to enter Europe with luxury EVs

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Korean luxury brand and Hyundai spin-off will bring three EVs to Europe, including the UK

California PHEV Owners Return to Gas Power

The Truth About Cars

Electric vehicles are one way to carbon neutrality. Yet 20 percent of California PHEV owners have gone back to gas-powered vehicles.


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.

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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Elon Musk polls nearly 54 million people: Should Tesla accept $DOGE?


Tesla CEO Elon Musk polled his nearly 54 million Twitter followers last night to ask one important question: “Do you want Tesla to accept Doge?” ” At around 1:15 PM EST, the poll had accumulated over 3.06 million submissions, with 77.5% of the participants voting “Yes.”

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Tesla Cybertruck is equipped with a camera under front bumper


The latest outing of the Tesla Cybertruck revealed that the electric pickup truck is equipped with a camera under the front bumper. more… The post Tesla Cybertruck is equipped with a camera under front bumper appeared first on Electrek.

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Citroën MY AMI CARGO puts the Light in Light Commercial Vehicle

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Citroën has turned its AMI into an LCV to offer final mile delivery capability for urban areas

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SB 127 Fact vs Fiction

EV Club of CT

For those following the saga of SB 127, the bill that would enable EV-exclusive manufacturers to open stores in CT, this is a short Fact vs Fiction YouTube video that is worth watching: [link] Then go. Read more.

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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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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.

Elon Musk reveals he has Asperger’s in surprisingly on-point “SNL” monologue


Elon Musk’s hosting gig at Saturday Night Live proved to be a lot smoother than what even avid Tesla fans expected. Musk is known for his off-beat humor and his challenges in public speaking, but as soon as his SNL monologue began, it seemed like the Tesla and SpaceX CEO was in his element.

Elon Musk is hosting SNL tonight — here’s how to stream it


Whatever you think of him, Elon Musk is indeed the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX. And, again, whatever you think of him, he’s inexplicably hosting Saturday Night Live tonight, May 8th.

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What Type of Brake System is Used in Electric Vehicles?

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The Brake system is one of the most important components of a vehicle. Different types of brakes are used in automobiles. Some examples are drum brake, disc brake, etc. The developments of electric vehicles bring another type of braking system into the picture.

EVs will be Cheaper than Petrol Cars in all Segments by 2027, BNEF Analysis Finds

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Electric cars and vans will be cheaper to make than fossil-fuel vehicles in every light vehicle segment across Europe from 2027 at the latest, according to a new BloombergNEF study commissioned by Transport & Environment (T&E).

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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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.

The Tesla Cybertruck really does make everything look cyberpunk in the real world


Everyone knows that the Tesla Cybertruck is an eye-catching vehicle. Even before it was unveiled, Elon Musk has noted that the Cybertruck was designed to resemble a futuristic armored personnel carrier from a cyberpunk movie set.

Harley-Davidson spins off electric motorcycles into new all-electric brand LiveWire


Harley-Davidson announced today that its electric motorcycle operations would be spun-off into a new all-electric brand known as LiveWire. more… The post Harley-Davidson spins off electric motorcycles into new all-electric brand LiveWire appeared first on Electrek.

Ford F-150 Lightning Officially Named, Will Debut On May 19


Ford's Lightning strikes twice

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The More We Get Together, The Happier We’ll Be

Energy Institute at HAAS

More regional cooperation is needed to achieve Biden’s carbon-free grid. You may or may not be familiar with the children’s song alluded to in the title, but it is what … Continue Reading The More We Get Together, The Happier We’ll Be.

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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.

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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