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Jul 16, 2022 21:59:28 UTC


Hybrid electric vessel enters service for Arctic tours of Svalbard

Jul 16, 2022 | Excerpt from Volvo Penta

“The Kvitbjorn ship (translation: Polar Bear)…is powered by…Volvo Penta…hybrid-electric solution…

“..this three-year pilot project to test a new electromobility technology in… extreme maritime environments. With a top speed of 30 knots, a cruising speed of 24 knots and a range of 500 Nm.

“Allowing the optimal mix of quiet low-speed cruising and the ability to travel a great distance in a 3-4 hour duration.”

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Rimac Nevera: the world’s fastest electric car rolls off the production line

Jul 16, 2022 | Excerpt from Hybrid Electric Vehicle Technology

“With 1,914 hp produced by four electric motors, the electric hypercar reaches 0-60 mph in just 1.85 seconds and 100 mph in 4.3 seconds.

“…hand building of the Nevera will now continue at a rate of up to 50 units per year.

“They will soon be delivered worldwide through Rimac Automobili’s global network of 25 official dealer partners, which spans the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.”

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Half of EU electric car chargers in just two countries!

Jul 16, 2022 | Excerpt from Clean Technica

“These countries are the Netherlands (90,000 charging points) and Germany (60,000 charging points)… Some of the largest electric vehicle markets in Europe are not part of the European Union. Norway, the United Kingdom and Switzerland are not members of the EU.

“These two countries represent less than 10% of the total area of ​​the EU… The other half of all shippers are dispersed in the remaining 25 countries, covering 90% of the area of ​​the region.”

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JetBlue-backed hydrogen plane arrives in US for testing

Jul 16, 2022 | Excerpt from the Robb report

“The aircraft is the new ATR 72-600 aircraft that the company used to develop a hydrogen retrofit kit”

“Because it is powered by lightweight hydrogen, the ATR 72-600 will have an equivalent or even greater range than conventional jet fuel-powered aircraft.

“Electric and hydrogen propulsion technologies could play a key role in the future of the sector…”

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Electric bikes: how taking your trips electric can save you hundreds of pounds while making your journey greener

Jul 16, 2022 | Excerpt from iNews

“The Office for National Statistics shows that in 2020 we made an average of 20 cycle journeys each, a 26% increase on 2019…

“The International Journal of Behavior Nutrition and Physical Activity found that cyclists exercise for 95% of their journey on an e-bike…A separate analysis by Oxford Brookes University found that cyclists pedal and e-bike users have reported improved mental fitness.”

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Critical minerals could become a geopolitical weapon

Jul 15, 2022 | Extract from the Protocol

“Renewable energy developers…may have another misfortune to add to the list: critical minerals could become a pawn in a geopolitical dispute. US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm has issued a warning about minerals crucial for clean energy transition at Sydney Energy Forum…[speaking] directly to major mining companies, including Rio Tinto. Others present included Lynas Rare Earths, Iluka Resources, Syrah Resources and Arafura Resources.”

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Ford doubles down on electric vehicles with deal on three new US battery plants

Jul 15, 2022 | Excerpt from Finbold

“Ford has entered into the agreement with SK to build battery production facilities in the United States. The joint venture…will be based in Georgia, where an SK facility is located…

“This investment will consist of $7.8 billion for three plants, one in Tennessee and two in Kentucky. The combined capacity of these plants is expected to equal 129 gigawatt hours when completed with an expected mass production date in 2025.”

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GM and Pilot add 2,000 new electric vehicle chargers at gas stations

Jul 15, 2022 | Excerpt from Newsweek

“The program will install 2,000 charging stations, which will be co-branded Pilot Flying J and Ultium Charge 360, at up to 500 Pilot and Flying J Travel Centers. These GM customers will benefit from reservations, discounts on charging and a More streamlined charging process through Plug and Charge. Stations will be integrated into GM’s apps providing charger availability and route planning.”

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VinFast Receives $1.2 Billion in North Carolina Incentives to Build US Electric Car Factory, Largest Economic Package in State History

Jul 15, 2022 | Extract from Electrek

“VinFast will not receive a lump sum from the state…the $1.2 billion will be distributed: $316 million Job Development Capital Grant distributed over 32 years. $450 million state to cover site preparations, road improvements…additional water and sewer infrastructure $38 million worth of community college training. $50 million from the Golden Leaf Foundation $400 million in incentives from Chatham County, North Carolina.

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The real reason Joe Manchin is sabotaging America’s clean energy plan

Jul 15, 2022 | Extract from Electrek

“Employees and political action committees of out-of-state oil and gas companies — most of which are based in Texas — have eclipsed contributions from out-of-state companies [West Virginia] individuals and political action committees by more than ten times, according to the senator’s recently filed quarterly campaign finance report.

“One man’s greed will hurt the entire world population of 7.75 billion people.”

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