News Roundup: 12/25-12/31


Headlines and links from all the news, including things we didn’t cover in depth here on this past week. Follow the links for more on each.

Isuzu, Honda Begin Demonstration Tests on Fuel-Cell Heavy-Duty Truck
Isuzu and Honda have begun demonstration testing on public roads in Japan for their new GIGA FUEL CELL truck. The heavy-duty truck is powered by hydrogen fuel cells and is being co-developed by the two companies.

IIHS Says Better Detection of Large Trucks, Motorcycles Would Improve Crash Prevention
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has published two new studies that show frontal crash prevention systems aren’t very good at detecting large trucks and motorcycles as they are with other cars.

IRS Releases Guidance on Hydrogen Production Credit
The U.S. Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service have released proposed regulations on the Clean Hydrogen Production Credit established by the Inflation Reduction Act.

NIO Unveils ET9 Smart Electric Flagship
NIO, a Chinese automaker, has unveiled a new ET9 smart electric executive flagship sedan. The sedan brings together more than 100 NIO full-stack technologies, 17 of which are world firsts.

NIO Shows New Power Charger 4.0 and PowerSwap Station 4.0 Systems
Chinese automaker NIO has unveiled two support systems for its electric vehicles, a fast-charging station called Power Charger 4.0, and an EV battery swapping station called PowerSwap Station 4.0.

BYD To Build New Vehicle Factory in Hungary
BYD will build a new passenger vehicle production center in Szeged, Hungary. The facility will allow the Chinese auto and battery maker a European factory for localized production and sales.

CSL, Adbri Enter Partnership for 1st Electric Self-Unloading Ship
CSL, a Canadian short sea shipping specialist, and Adelaide Brighton Cement (Adbri) have entered a 20-year strategic partnership to build and operate the world’s first fully electric battery-capable self-unloading vessel.

Berlin Orders 50 Solaris Urbino 18 Buses
Berlin’s public transport company has placed an order for 50 Solaris Urbino 18 electric buses. The buses will be delivered in 2024 and 2025 with an option for up to 650 further buses over 8 years.