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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.

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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SpaceX nails first Starship landing weeks after NASA Moon lander contract

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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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Tesla is looking for mobile service technicians for its electric trucks

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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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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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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.

Tesla Model 3 kills China’s ‘brake failure’ rumors anew in rainy, multi-car collision

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It may be a bit challenging for Tesla skeptics to maintain the “brake failure” narrative in China, as the company’s all-electric vehicles are proving their critics wrong in real-life incidents.

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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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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.

SpaceX schedules Starlink, Starship launches hours apart

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Barring delays, SpaceX appears to be on track to launch a batch of 60 Starlink satellites and perform a fifth high-altitude Starship flight test mere hours apart on Tuesday, May 4th.

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

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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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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.

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 not violating labor laws at Giga Berlin: State Parliament

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Tesla has been found not to be violating labor laws at its German Gigafactory, better known as Giga Berlin, State Parliament members say.

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Tesla driver repeatedly spotted in backseat on Autopilot is begging to be arrested

Electrek

A Tesla driver has been spotted several times over the past week sitting in the backseat while his Tesla Model 3 drives on Autopilot. He appears to get a kick out of people filming him while engaging in this dangerous and illegal driving behavior.

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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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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

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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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Toyota says electric Land Cruiser could be coming after battery-electric retrofit trial with client

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Toyota says it’s considering bringing an all-electric version of its popular Land Cruiser to consumers as it’s in the middle of a trial with a Land Cruiser converted to electric propulsion for a mining company.

BMW Landshut producing fuel cell drive components for small-series BMW i Hydrogen NEXT in 2022

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The BMW Group will pilot a small series of the BMW i Hydrogen NEXT fuel cell vehicle from 2022, based on the current BMW X5 and equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell e-drive. The BMW Group is building on its experience with fifth-generation e-drives to develop this vehicle.

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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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TSLA: German readers urged to help bring Elon Musk ‘to his knees’ by betting against Tesla

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Tesla is no stranger to entities that are actively betting against it. Being one of the most shorted companies for years means that it is used to attacks from several fronts. But recently, Tesla ended up on the receiving end of what could very well be the strangest efforts against it to date. .

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Tesla’s chief designer tests out three-wheeled Arcimoto FUV electric vehicle

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Tesla’s chief designer Franz von Holzhausen might have his plate full , but that didn’t stop him from testing out a smaller format electric car known as the Fun Utility Vehicle (FUV) from Arcimoto.

Argonne helps optimize piston bowl design for Caterpillar heavy-duty engines using high-performance computing

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Argonne National Laboratory is helping Caterpillar improve efficiency and reduce emissions in their heavy-duty diesel engines. Heavy-duty diesel engines still power most large vehicles used in the construction, mining and transportation industries in the United States.

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Viritech Apricale: Exotic-looking fuel-cell-powered hydrogen hypercar is a "statement of intent"

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United Kingdom-based startup Viritech is developing a hydrogen fuel-cell hypercar, but it doesn't plan to become a full-time automaker. Rather, the Viritech Apricale will serve as a flashy demonstrator for the startup's hydrogen tech.

Tesla’s Grohmann Automation site is undergoing a Giga Berlin-esque expansion

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Something very exciting seems to be happening at the Tesla Grohmann Automation site in Prüm, Germany. Based on recent images and videos taken of the area, an expansion is currently underway at the Grohmann site.

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

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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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Motor Coach Industries unveils its first battery-electric luxury coach in the N American market: J4500 CHARGE

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NFI Group subsidiary Motor Coach Industries (MCI) has unveiled the new zero-emission, battery-electric J4500 CHARGE coach.

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 Model S Plaid photos shows clearest look at new interior to date

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Recent photos of a Model S Plaid spotted parked in San Francisco streets reveal Tesla’s progress with its new flagship sedan. Tesla owner @BlakeM in San Francisco shared a few Model S Plaid photos with Teslarati.

Tesla snaps up battery patent for just $3 – seemingly as part of startup acquisition

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Tesla has snapped up an important battery patent for just $3, but it is seemingly part of a startup acquisition up in Canada. more… The post Tesla snaps up battery patent for just $3 – seemingly as part of startup acquisition appeared first on Electrek.

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Cummins B6.7 Performance Series engine now features stop-start capability

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Cummins Inc. announced that the latest B6.7

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2017-2019 Chevy Bolt EV battery issue has a solution, dealership visit required

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Owners of certain 2017-2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV models have been living with 90% of their battery capacity for months—and 90% of their full driving range—due to concerns over a fire risk relating to the battery.

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

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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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Nuvve announces V2G charging hubs and TaaS for future EVs

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Transportation electrification and vehicle to grid (V2G) specialist Nuvve recently announced plans to implement charging hubs and offer Transportation as a Service (TaaS) to commercial fleets. This V2G hub model will utilize renewable energy and bi-directional charging to help ensure grid resiliency.

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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.).

Ford reportedly reviving F-150 Lightning for electric F-Series pickup

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Ford has reportedly decided to use the F-150 Lightning name for its upcoming fully electric F-Series models due starting in 2022. The report, originating from Car and Driver but not confirmed by Ford, cites a Ford document provided to the publication.

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