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Ricardo repowers double decker diesel bus with hydrogen fuel cells

Green Car Congress

Ricard, in partnership with Stagecoach North East, has repowered a diesel, double decker bus with a hydrogen fuel cell propulsion system.

Tesla CarPlay workaround now supports browsers in each model

Electrek

Currently, Tesla cars do not support CarPlay, but by the beginning of the year, 9to5Mac reported a nice project called Tesla Android with CarPlay. Created by developer Micha? ski, this workaround to enable CarPlay on Telsa cars has now been updated to version 2022.25.1 with a ton of new features.

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GM adding Plug and Charge

Green Car Congress

GM is expanding its existing collaboration with EVgo to add a new Plug and Charge service to the Ultium Charge 360 ecosystem. GM is the first OEM to introduce a Plug and Charge feature to the company’s existing and future EVs that is designed to work on multiple, public networks in North America.

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EV efficiency, upstream emissions not included in US vehicle standards: Lost opportunity?

Green Car Reports

Electric cars don't produce "tailpipe" emissions, but their overall carbon emissions are not zero. It's time for federal efficiency standards to reflect that, argues the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).

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Airbus and Munich Airport International expand partnership to develop Advanced Air Mobility solutions globally; CityAirbus eVTOL

Green Car Congress

Airbus and Munich Airport International signed a Memorandum of Understanding at ILA Berlin Air Show to start marketing turnkey solutions to cities and regions interested in developing advanced air mobility (AAM) ecosystems globally.

Aptera chooses EVE Energy 2170 cells for 1,000-mile solar-supplemented EV

Green Car Reports

California’s Aptera Motors today confirmed its battery supplier for its upcoming solar-supplemented, hyper-efficient three-wheeled cars: China’s EVE Energy.

Qantas and Airbus to invest US$200M to establish SAF industry in Australia

Green Car Congress

The Qantas Group and Airbus recently announced they will invest up to US$200 million to accelerate the establishment of a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) industry in Australia. Due to the lack of a local commercial-scale SAF industry, Australia is currently exporting millions of tonnes of feedstock such as canola and animal tallow every year to be made into SAF in other countries.

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Study finds sustainable aviation fuels show up to 70% reduction in particle mass emission compared to fossil fuel

Green Car Congress

A study by a team of researchers from the US, Germany and Canada has found that sustainable aviation jet fuels show up to a 70% reduction in particle mass emission compared to a fossil fuel. The study, which summarizes the results from a ground-based measurement activity conducted in January 2018 as part of the ECLIF2/ND-MAX campaign in Ramstein, Germany, is published in the journal Fuel.

Drop-in electric conversion kit for Land Rover Defender: Make your own electric SUV

Green Car Reports

The current-generation Land Rover Defender doesn't offer an all-electric powertrain, but it's now possible to convert older models to electric power. The conversion kit comes from Electrogenic, a United Kingdom-based company that specializes in electric conversions of classic cars.

Airbus and Linde to cooperate on hydrogen infrastructure for airports

Green Car Congress

Airbus and Linde, a leading global industrial gases and engineering company, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work on the development of hydrogen infrastructure at airports worldwide. The agreement follows a cooperation agreement signed in Singapore in February and covers collaboration on global supply chains for hydrogen, from production to airport storage, including the integration of refuelling into normal ground handling operations.

Volkswagen reveals ID. AERO concept — its first all-electric sedan offering a 385-mile range

Electrek

Volkswagen has shared news that its ID family of all-electric vehicles has now grown by one. The German automaker revealed the ID. AERO – a concept previewing Volkswagen’s future of electric sedans, as its production version is expected to arrive worldwide beginning in 2023. more….

Australian-German business coalition releases roadmap for large-scale green hydrogen import to Germany

Green Car Congress

A group of leading German companies along with Australia’s Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) has released a green hydrogen roadmap, outlining a set of recommendations for government and industry, to meet the ambitious target of importing large amounts of green hydrogen from Australia to Germany.

C3STROM ASTRO PRO review: This fast electric motorbike is pretending to be an electric bicycle

Electrek

Some electric bicycles are for leisurely rides in the park. Some are for dropping off the kids at school or picking up groceries. Some are for budget-friendly alternative methods of transportation.

What Will Electrification Cost (the Distribution System)?

Energy Institute at HAAS

Coming soon to a feeder near you. The pace of decarbonization is starting to pick up. And “green bottlenecks” are cropping up. From lithium shortages to balsa wood shortages to … Continue Reading What Will Electrification Cost (the Distribution System)? Uncategorized featured

Rhode Island sets fastest state target of 100% renewable electricity by 2033

Electrek

In June, Rhode Island’s House and Senate approved legislation, expected to be signed into law by Governor Daniel McKee (D-RI), that will require all of the state’s electricity to be offset by renewable energy by 2033 – the fastest timeline of any state in the US. more….

Volkswagen ID.5 GTX Completes Bjørn's 1,000 Km Challenge In 10 Hours

InsideEVs

It's the fastest MEB-based model for long-distance travel tested so far

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GOLABS 518Wh power station with 100W USB-C PD now $315 (Reg. $450), more in New Green Deals

Electrek

Are you ready to head out on a camping trip? Maybe a week at the lake or a simple picnic? Well, be sure to bring GOLABS portable power station along.

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Analyst Upgrades Tesla's Stock On "Strong Competitive Advantage"

InsideEVs

Tesla's stock has always been volatile, but this analyst is forecasting an upside thanks to the early focus on vertical integration

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Aptera announces two new supply agreements to bring its flagship SEV to serial production

Electrek

Following news of a strategic deal for electric motors announced last week, Aptera Motors has announced an additional agreement to receive lithium-ion battery cells from EVE Energy Co.,

Italy’s EV Sales Recover In May: Light At The End Of The Tunnel

InsideEVs

Times have been tough, but it appears EV sales in Italy will begin to turn around

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Tesla Megapacks are about to replace Hawaii’s last remaining coal plant

Electrek

Tesla Megapacks are on their way to Hawaii in order to create a giant new energy storage system that is about to replace the state’s last remaining coal power plant. more…. The post Tesla Megapacks are about to replace Hawaii’s last remaining coal plant appeared first on Electrek.

Rivian R1T Electric Truck: Thoughts After 6 Months Of Ownership

InsideEVs

There have been some minor issues, but this R1T owner would surely buy the truck again

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The 4 Types of Electric Vehicles and How To Charge Them

EV Connect

While “electric vehicles,” as a broad term, are getting a lot of hype, some people are forgetting that there’s more than one type of electric vehicle.

Tesla Producing Model Y Long Range In Texas: Two Production Lines?

InsideEVs

We assume the Long Range version produced in Texas uses 2170 battery cells, but Tesla hasn't provided details

This Dutch City Is Road-Testing Vehicle-to-Grid Tech

Cars That Think

Hundreds of charging stations for electric vehicles dot Utrecht’s urban landscape in the Netherlands like little electric mushrooms.

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MKBHD Explains Why Ford's F-150 Lightning Is The iPhone Of Pickups

InsideEVs

Marques Brownlee says F-150 owners are loyal to the brand and will upgrade to a better F-150 eventually, the Lightning being the best

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The American Conservative Says It’s Okay To Like EVs! Well, Sorta

CleanTechnica

This magazine recommends EVs to its conservative readers -- just not yet, saying the perks that many liberals attribute to all-electric transportation aren't appealing to conservatives. Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles EV batteries EV sales Renewable Energy

New Tesla China Program: Trade In Your Gas Car For An EV

InsideEVs

The program features a variety of compelling perks, including a free trial of Enhanced Autopilot

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ASU Gives Us A Deeper Look Into Solar Car Competitions

CleanTechnica

Unlike many press releases we see about solar car races, a recent one from Arizona State University gives us a lot more detail on the effort that goes into making a solar racecar. Before we dive into the process, let’s look at why this matters and what we usually get from university PR.

Chinese Bike Maker ENGWE Introduces The X26 E-Bike

InsideEVs

The company claims that this rugged electric bike is one of the most versatile out there

Mercedes EQXX Sets New Record — 747 Miles On One Charge

CleanTechnica

A Mercedes EQXX experimental car has just set a record for electric cars -- 747 miles without stopping to recharge. Cars Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Mercedes

Ford Issues Safety Recall For F-150 Lightning

InsideEVs

The recall affects 2,666 vehicles in the U.S. and 220 in Canada

Two EVs, One EV Charging Port: No Problem, Says GM

CleanTechnica

GM aims to make EV charging easier than ever before, and "daisy-chain" charging might be in the works. Cars Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles EV Charging Cruise eVgo General Motors GM Renewable Energy San Francisco usa

Volkswagen Halts ID. Buzz Production

InsideEVs

There is a problem with faulty batteries from a new supplier, according to the report

The UK Gives South Africa R3.7 Million To Fund Skills Training Projects For Jobs in The EV Sector

CleanTechnica

The automobile assembly and motor vehicle component manufacturing industry is a critical pillar of the South African economy. Before the Covid19 pandemic, South Africa’s assembly plants produced 610,854 vehicles in 2018, all of which were internal combustion engine vehicles.

Report: Tesla Will Upgrade Its Plant In Shanghai To Boost Production

InsideEVs

To handle the upgrade, production will be suspended for the first two weeks of July

Sleek Electric Ferry Flies Over Water, Picks Off Diesel Ferries

CleanTechnica

Diesel boats step aside, there is a new electric ferry in town and it flies wake-free with an assist from hydrofoil wings.