- “Volvo Trucks Ramps Up Big Electric Truck Production” • This week, Volvo Trucks made waves in the heavy-duty truck space by becoming the first manufacturer to begin series production of an all-electric, 44 ton heavy-duty semi truck. The Volvo Trucks line-up includes six electric semi truck models for a wide range of applications. [CleanTechnica]
- “Biden Administration Announces Plan To Develop Floating Offshore Wind Turbines For The West Coast” • Several new initiatives to develop technology for massive, floating offshore wind turbines were announced by the Biden administration as part of the effort to launch offshore wind in California and elsewhere on the US coastlines. [CNN]
- “New ‘Gen6′ BMW Battery Promises 620 Mile Range” • When BMW recently announced the 46 mm round battery format, they said the new cells would offer more range than their current EVs, but we didn’t know how much more. Now we do: over 1000 km (about 620 miles). The Gen6 EV battery also offers significantly faster charging. [CleanTechnica]
- “Siemens Commissions 8.75-MW Green Hydrogen Plant In Germany” • Siemens announced that it has commissioned one of Germany’s largest green hydrogen generation plants. The plant has an electrical capacity of 8.75 MW. It is able to produce up to 1,350 tonnes of green hydrogen per year, powered by wind and solar capacity in the same area. [Energy Digital]
- “Giant Steps And Baby Steps For Fuel Cell Trucks In The US” • Fuel cell trucks have yet to crack the US market, but it looks like things are about to pop open. Last month Bosch announced a $200 million investment to upgrade a fuel cell facility in South Carolina aimed at heavy duty trucks, and now here comes Ford Motor Company with a pilot test. [CleanTechnica]
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