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EIA: US LNG exports grew to record highs in the first half of 2021

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US exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) continued to grow in the first six months of 2021, averaging 9.6 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d). This average marks an increase of 42%, or 2.8 Bcf/d, compared with the same period in 2020, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Minnesota adopts California EV mandate, makes it tougher for plug-in "compliance cars"

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Minnesota has officially become the first Midwestern state to adopt California's stricter emissions standards, as well as a zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) mandate requiring the highest-volume automakers to sell electric cars.

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Audi unveils 500 kW series-hybrid RS Q e-tron Dakar racer

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Just under a year after the initial concept idea, Audi Sport has started testing the new Audi RS Q e-tron series hybrid, with which Audi will tackle the Dakar Rally in January 2022. Earlier post.).

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Study busts myth about EV greenhouse gas emissions and dirty grids

Green Car Reports

A new study confirms that, even when charged from the dirtiest electricity grids, electric cars are still cleaner than internal combustion engines over their lifecycles.

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Tesla (TSLA) launches major shift in retail strategy: cheaper locations, remote working, and more

Electrek

Tesla (TSLA) is currently implementing a major shift in its retail strategy, according to sources familiar with the matter. The automaker will move away from showrooms in fancy malls, and instead it will focus on cheaper locations, remote managing of test drive fleet, and delivery centers.

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SpaceX schedules first West Coast Starlink launch after a quiet July

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Spaceflight Now reports that SpaceX has scheduled Starlink’s West Coast launch debut no earlier than August 10th, a mission that will also mark the company’s first launch in almost six weeks.

Will Investing Big in Distributed Solar Save Us Billions?

Energy Institute at HAAS

A new study says yes. But distributed solar benefits are an elusive prize Policy makers, power companies, and a majority of Americans are coming around to the idea that the … Continue Reading Will Investing Big in Distributed Solar Save Us Billions

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Tesla Semi and Cybertruck delay, Rivian second factory, Hyundai fuel-cell semis: Today’s Car News

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Tesla provided more detail about how it plans to open its Supercharger network to other EVs. It made a record number of vehicles but won’t get to the Semi—or Cybertruck, quite likely—until next year. And it has too many kinds of batteries.

Tesla discloses Cybertruck design influences in fascinating new patent

Electrek

Tesla has obtained today a design patent for the Cybertruck, and the patent application references several interesting prior designs that could have influenced Tesla’s unique design.

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SpaceX is almost ready to start turning Starship’s launch tower into ‘Mechazilla’

Teslarati

After a burst of activity and custom part deliveries, SpaceX appears to be almost ready to start turning Starship’s vast launch tower into what CEO Elon Musk has described as a “Mechazilla.”

What the EU Climate Plan Means for National Targets

EV Obssesion

The Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR) sets binding national climate targets for the emissions of road transport, buildings, agriculture, waste and small industries.

Nuvera and DD DANNAR partner to develop mobile fuel cell power for diverse industries

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Nuvera Fuel Cells, LLC, a provider of fuel cell power solutions for motive applications, is teaming with DD DANNAR, LLC (DANNAR) on an integration project to develop hydrogen fuel cell power solutions to markets in need of clean power options that may include municipalities, fleets, military applications, agriculture and mining.

Hyundai will test 500-mile hydrogen fuel-cell semis in California

Green Car Reports

Hyundai will test its Xcient Fuel Cell Class 8 semi trucks in California for two publicly-funded projects, the automaker announced Monday in a press release.

Tesla everything but confirms Cybertruck production delay until 2022

Electrek

Tesla has everything but confirmed that Cybertruck production is going to be delayed into next year. more… The post Tesla everything but confirms Cybertruck production delay until 2022 appeared first on Electrek.

Tesla Megapack batteries sold out “through the end of 2022”

Teslarati

In the second-quarter earnings call, Tesla CEO Elon Musk shared that the Megapack is sold out up to the end of next year. “We We have a significant unmet demand in stationary storage.

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HBK’s digital algorithm can map EV motor efficiency 10 times faster than analog systems

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In order to maximize an EV’s range for a given battery capacity and vehicle weight, engineers try to eke out as much performance as possible from the electrical and mechanical systems.

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BMW Group Research unveils innovative concepts for cargo e-bike and e-scooter

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The BMW Group has presented a number of innovative micromobility solutions to the public in the past, including the BMW Motorrad X2City, the Personal Mover Concept and the BMW Vision E³ Way elevated road concept.

Rivian confirms plan for second factory, before delivering first electric trucks

Green Car Reports

Rivian last week confirmed plans for a second factory just days after confirming delivery delays for its R1T electric pickup truck and R1S electric SUV. The important piece of news was contained in an announcement of a $2.5

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Quantumscape’s Q2 report reveals 10-layer solid-state battery, plus commercialization timeline

Electrek

In a letter to shareholders recapping Q2 of 2021, solid state battery manufacturer Quantumscape has offered some exciting updates surrounding its solid-state battery technology.

SpaceX just finished Starship’s 100th Raptor engine

Teslarati

SpaceX says its Hawthorne, California rocket factory and headquarters has completed the assembly of Starship and Super Heavy’s 100th Raptor engine.

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Anand Group partners Mando Corporation to develop EV components 

Electric Vehicles India

Anand Group partners Mando Corporation to develop EV components . Anand Group an Auto component maker has partnered with South Korea’s Mando Corporation to cater to the growth of the electric vehicles segment in India.

Elon Musk explains how non-Tesla EV owners are going to be able to use the Supercharger network

Electrek

Elon Musk has released more details about how non-Tesla electric cars owners are going to be able to use the Supercharger network once the automaker opens it up later this year.

Tesla solar and battery storage deployments tripled year-over-year in Q2 2021

Teslarati

Tesla’s second-quarter results may be headlined by its $1.1 billion of GAAP net income, but its energy division achieved some incredible milestones as well.

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Toyota extends battery warranty for self-charging hybrid electric vehicles

Electric Vehicles India

Toyota extends battery warranty for self-charging hybrid electric vehicles. Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) said that it has increased the warranty on batteries for its self-charging hybrid electric vehicles (SHEVs) since August 1, 2021.

UC San Diego receives $35M in state funding for new hydrogen-hybrid coastal research vessel

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California legislators have allocated UC San Diego $35 million to design and build a new coastal research vessel with a first-of-its-kind hydrogen-hybrid propulsion system. The new vessel will be operated by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego.

Report: Biden rules will support 40% EVs by 2030, outdo Obama targets for mpg

Green Car Reports

President Biden will soon propose fuel-economy and EV adoption targets that surpass targets set by his former boss, AP News reported Tuesday.

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Tesla reveals Megapack prices: starts at $1 million

Electrek

Tesla has revealed more detailed pricing for the Megapack, its commercial and utility-scale energy storage product. It starts at $1 million which may sound high, but it’s actually a good deal in the large-scale energy storage space.

Tesla Megapack system in Victoria gets closer to grid connection

Teslarati

Telsa’s Megapack project in Victoria, dubbed the Victorian Big Battery, was officially registered with the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO). The move marks a step closer toward Phase 3 of the operation.

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Electrify America Will Begin to phase out CHAdeMO In 2022

InsideEVs

Beginning in 2022, the EV charging infrastructure giant will focus solely on CCS outside of California

Mercedes-Benz acquires electric motor technology company YASA

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Mercedes-Benz has acquired YASA, a pioneer in next-generation electric drive technology.

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First drive review: 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS fuses electric-car wizardry with S-Class serenity

Green Car Reports

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS pitches the luxury nameplate out of its comfort zone and into an all-electric future it had slow-tracked over the past decade. Even with its remarkably rapid development, Mercedes is in the unenviable position of playing catch-up with the 2022 EQS.

Revel’s fleet of 50 Tesla Model Y taxis in New York has finally been approved

Electrek

Revel’s fleet of 50 Tesla Model Y taxis that was shut down by New York’s Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) last month has been approved. more… The post Revel’s fleet of 50 Tesla Model Y taxis in New York has finally been approved appeared first on Electrek.

Huawei exec who called Tesla “killing” machines fired after China legal team’s complaint

Teslarati

If there is one thing that is evident with Tesla China, it is the fact that its legal team does not hold back. Whether it is a media outlet or a social media influencer, anyone or anything that spreads inaccuracies and false information about Tesla would be called out.

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Jeep teased its upcoming compact SUV 4×4

Electric Vehicles India

Jeep teased its upcoming compact SUV 4×4 . The Jeep has teased its upcoming compact SUV 4Xe powertrain a nomenclature for its hybrids that can be used either for a regular 4X4 compact SUV axle with electric motors or a fully electrically driven axle.

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Porsche, Customcells plant to start production in 2024 with 100 MWh/year; Si anode, BASF HED NCM cathode

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In June, Porsche announced an investment in its new joint venture company Cellforce Group GmbH. Porsche and joint venture partner Customcells, a spin-off from Fraunhofer, also announced the launch of production of high-performance battery cells at Porsche’s Weissach Development Center.

Tucson Hybrid mpg report, Minnesota EV mandate, Biden emissions standards: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Minnesota’s mandate of EVs could change the equation around “compliance car” plug-ins that automakers only sell in some of the U.S. New Biden administration vehicle efficiency rules are on the way. And we look at 2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid gas mileage.

Tesla (TSLA) releases Q2 2021 results: suprises with big profit beat

Electrek

Tesla (TSLA) has released its financial results and shareholders letter for the second quarter of 2021 after market close today. We are updating this post with all the details from the financial results, shareholders’ letter, and the conference call later tonight. Refresh for the latest information.

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