2022

Moscow deploys its 1,000th electric bus; targeting 2,200 by end of 2023

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Moscow has deployed its 1000 th electric bus. This electric bus has become the 400 th vehicle purchased with the funds from the green bonds.

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EVs are the least reliable vehicle type: Consumer Reports points to some problem areas

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In a reliability survey published last November, Consumer Reports named electric SUVs the least-reliable vehicle type. Now CR has followed that up with a report shedding light on specific problem areas.

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Tesla aims for a few Model Y deliveries from Gigafactory Texas by the end of the quarter

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Sources familiar with the matter told Electrek that Tesla aims to deliver a few Model Y vehicles from Gigafactory Texas by the end of the quarter. It would be an important milestone for the automaker and its new factory in Austin.

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Tesla Insurance goes live in Arizona and Ohio

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Tesla Insurance has officially gone live in Arizona and Ohio, becoming the fourth and fifth states to have access to the company’s in-house coverage program.

California’s Misguided Rooftop Solar Debate

Energy Institute at HAAS

The goal should be equitably saving the planet, not growing one industry. California’s residential solar policy may be on the cusp of major change. In mid-December, the California Public Utilities … Continue Reading California’s Misguided Rooftop Solar Debate. Uncategorized featured

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ReGenEV — Bringing Charging to Apartment Dwellers in Australia

EV Obssesion

By Arran Blomfield ReGenEV has been operating for around a year now, we starting knocking doors down, ringing, emailing, and a slight bit of advertising in the early days. We rang all the established EV companies to build relationships, with not much success.

Togg: The Turkish Tech Start-Up Entering the EV World

Drive Electric

Concept EV Revealed at CES 2022. The Turkish start-up Togg unveiled its first foray into the EV market at the Consumer Electronics Show 2022 in Las Vegas, presenting their car as an “advanced smart mobility ecosystem” set to arrive in late-2022.

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GILLIG and RR.AI to partner on next generation automated vehicle technology for transit buses

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GILLIG and RR.AI, a developer of autonomous mobility solutions, have entered into a development agreement for next-generation advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and SAE Level 4 autonomous vehicle (AV) technology for GILLIG transit buses in North America. This partnership will combine RR.AI’s

China Yuchai launches China’s first operating hydrogen engine for commercial vehicles

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Researchers find annealing significantly reduces interface resistance in all-solid-state-batteries

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All-solid-state lithium batteries could address a number of the shortcomings of conventional lithium-ion batteries in advanced applications such as in electric vehicles, which demand high energy densities, fast charging, and long cycle lives.

Battery Resourcers to open North America’s largest Li-ion battery recycling facility by August

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Battery Resourcers, a vertically integrated lithium-ion battery recycling and engineered materials company, plans to open a commercial-scale, lithium-ion battery recycling facility in Covington, Ga.

35 years ago, this GM prototype had a yoke, four-wheel steering, and satellite navigation

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Steering yokes and touchpad controls are considered cutting-edge car tech today, but 35 years ago a General Motors prototype had those features and more. The 1987 Pontiac Pursuit aimed to show what cars would be like in the then-far-off year 2000.

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GM threatens action against any dealerships attempting markups on upcoming EVs

Electrek

General Motors is looking to nip the any dealership issues in the bud before its influx of EVs hit the market. In a recent letter to its dealerships, GM has warned against markups above MSRPs and reservation amounts, threatening to redirect vehicles away from offenders.

SpaceX Falcon 9 booster becomes fourth to launch and land ten times

Teslarati

For the fourth time, a SpaceX Falcon 9 booster has successfully completed ten orbital-class launches and landings. A day later than planned, Falcon 9 booster B1060 lifted off from Kennedy Space Center’s Pad 39A at 9:02 pm EST (02:02 UTC) on Tuesday, January 18th.

Five Areas of Energy and Climate Progress to Watch for in 2022

Energy Institute at HAAS

2021 felt a bit like “The Empire Strikes Back” towards the end there. The Energy policy revolution is still frozen in carbon(ite), largely thanks to Joe “Lando Calrissian” Manchin. Combine … Continue Reading Five Areas of Energy and Climate Progress to Watch for in 2022

Kia unveils next-generation Niro; hybrid first, PHEV and BEV to follow

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Kia has revealed the all-new next-generation Niro. Based on the third generation platform, the new Niro benefits from a larger body that realizes class-leading interior space and storage capacity.

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Major companies with large fleets release new EV roadmap for car & truck manufacturers

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Members of the Corporate Electric Vehicle Alliance presented top vehicle manufacturers, including Volvo, GM, Daimler and Toyota, with a roadmap for developing the types of electric vehicles that companies plan to acquire in the US over the next five years.

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Blue Biofuels achieves full conversion (99%+) of cellulosic material to sugars on repeatable basis

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Blue Biofuels, Inc. reports that it has achieved full conversion ( 99% + ) of king grass cellulosic material to water soluble sugars on a repeatable basis. This conversion occurs with a reaction time of less than one minute.

Modeling study suggests 1.8M excess deaths attributable to urban air pollution in 2019

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A new modeling study led by researchers from George Washington Universit (GWU) finds that 86% of people living in cities worldwide (~2.5 billion people) are exposed to annual average levels of fine particulate matter exceeding the World Health Organization (WHO) guideline from 2005, leading to 1.8

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Goodyear develops 70% sustainable-material tire; NPT on delivery robots

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The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has released a demonstration tire with 70% sustainable-material content.

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Toyota Motor Europe delivers 6 fuel cell modules for FCH2Rail project

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The FCH2RAIL project, already launched in January 2021, is developing emission-free bi-modal trains, which combine normal track use and emission-free rail travel without overhead lines.

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Yamaha Motor supplying electric motors for Subaru Tecnica International; to be mounted on STI E-RA EV

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Yamaha Motor will supply Subaru Tecnica International Inc. STI) with hyper-EV electric motor units ( earlier post ) for the STI E-RA EV the company is developing for future motorsport.

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Study: Two-thirds of Americans don't want an EV yet, and half won't pay extra for electrified

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Most Americans still aren't ready to buy an EV, according to the Deloitte 2022 Global Automotive Study, which examines consumer perceptions of electrification and other technology movements in the auto industry.

Watch Tesla Model X Plaid do 0-60 mph launch in 2.3 seconds – faster than advertised

Electrek

Tesla has started deliveries of the Model X Plaid with tri-motor powertrain, and the first reviews are coming in. They show the electric vehicle, which is now the fastest SUV in the world, doing a 0-60 mph launch in 2.3 seconds – faster than advertised by Tesla.

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Hundreds of Teslas reported in Auckland port, hinting at even more growth in NZ

Teslarati

Recent reports from the Port of Auckland have indicated that hundreds of Tesla vehicles are likely waiting for delivery in New Zealand. Demand for Tesla vehicles grew in 2021, particularly in the third quarter. It seems Tesla will continue to grow in New Zealand this year.

U Mich team develops 1,000-cycle lithium-sulfur battery

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A University of Michigan team has shown that a network of aramid nanofibers, recycled from Kevlar, can enable lithium-sulfur batteries to overcome their Achilles heel of cycle life, delivering an estimated 1,000 real-world cycles. A paper on their work is published in Nature Communications.

GM expanding into new commercial applications for its HYDROTEC fuel cell systems

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GM announced new commercial applications of its HYDROTEC fuel cell technology. HYDROTEC projects, which are currently in development, from heavy-duty trucks to aerospace and locomotives, are being planned for use beyond vehicles for power generation.

CALSTART: Inventory of US electric school buses hit 1,738 in Sep 2021

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CALSTART has released a new report, Zeroing in on ESBs , an inventory of electric school buses (ESBs). As of September 2021, there were 1,738 ESBs funded, ordered, delivered, and deployed across the US. In total, there are some 480,000 school buses in the US—more than 95% powered by diesel.

HyBlend project to assess hydrogen compatibility with pipeline materials and operations

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Volvo Trucks to begin production of enhanced VNR electric truck with up to 85% more range

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Volvo Trucks North America continues to lead in the deployment of sustainable Class 8 zero-tailpipe emission vehicles for the North American trucking industry with ongoing deliveries of its Volvo VNR Electric model to fleets across the country.

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Lexus to debut the NX PHEV OFFROAD Concept and hydrogen-engined ROV Concept at Tokyo Auto Salon

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Lexus will debut the NX PHEV OFFROAD Concept and hydrogen-engined ROV (Recreational Off highway Vehicle) Concept at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2022 held at Makuhari Messe (Chiba City) this weekend.

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CES 2002 News: EV Trucks Wars Ratchet Up

Clean Fleet Report

Attendance Down, But EV News Increases. CES was originally the Consumer Electronics Show though it has evolved along with the role of CE in our lives.

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Moscow begins testing first Russian-made articulated electric bus

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Testing of the the first Russian-made articulated electric bus has begun in Moscow. After the test drive, the city plans to purchase such vehicles to service routes with high passenger traffic.

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Research could help extend EV battery life by 30%, slow degradation

Green Car Reports

Researchers at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University claim to have found a method to "revitalize" lithium-ion batteries, potentially extending their useful lifespan by nearly 30%. The research points to a novel way to slow battery degradation.

Tesla applies for a new trademark to sell its own audio equipment, like headphones and more

Electrek

Tesla has applied to expand its trademark in order to be able to sell audio equipment under its own brand. Does this mean Tesla has new audio products coming? more… The post Tesla applies for a new trademark to sell its own audio equipment, like headphones and more appeared first on Electrek.

Tesla announces Solar Roof 20-year loans with lower monthly payments

Teslarati

Tesla recently announced that it had launched a 20-year Solar Roof loan option that allows customers to have lower monthly payments. The update enables Tesla to offer its flagship residential solar product at a price point that’s more affordable than before.

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Deutsche Post now automatically offsetting all CO2 emissions from mail transport

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Starting immediately, Deutsche Post is offsetting any unavoidable CO 2 emissions due to mail transport with investments in internationally recognized and certified climate protection projects at no extra charge.

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