Fri.Feb 04, 2022

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Ballard and Chart successfully test a fuel cell powered by liquid hydrogen

Green Car Congress

Leveraging more than 90 years of combined hydrogen experience and collaborating under the heavy-duty hydrogen fuel system joint development MOU announced in February 2021, Ballard Power Systems and Chart Industries have successfully tested a fuel cell powered by liquid hydrogen. For the test, a Ballard FCmove-HD fuel cell was paired with a Chart liquid onboard hydrogen (HLH2) vehicle fuel system (functionally identical to the one displayed at ACT Expo on 1 September 2021); this testing was condu

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White House, EPA ask USPS to reconsider sidelining EVs for next-generation mail truck contract

Green Car Reports

The White House and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Wednesday urged the United States Postal Service (USPS) to reconsider its plan to purchase primarily gasoline vehicles for its next-generation mail truck fleet. The EPA sent a letter to the USPS Wednesday calling for another hearing to review a 10-year contract with defense contractor.

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UD team devises CO2 direct air capture device powered by hydrogen for HEMFCs

Green Car Congress

University of Delaware engineers have demonstrated an effective way to capture 99% of carbon dioxide from the ambient air feed to an hydroxide exchange membrane fuel cell (HEMFC) air using a novel electrochemical system powered by hydrogen. It is a significant advance for carbon dioxide capture and could bring more environmentally friendly fuel cells closer to market.

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First ride: 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning adds finesse to America’s bestselling truck

Green Car Reports

What could 10 minutes in the F-150 Lightning electric pickup possibly tell us? That’s 10 minutes in the passenger seat—off-pavement, and at speeds I only saw blip up to about 25 mph momentarily. Turns out it gave us a few first hints on ride quality, efficiency, and range. And it reminded us that the F-150’s interface will be a.

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How serious is Norway about climate change? So much that its streetlights self-dim

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Cornell chemists create transition metal nitride catalyst for alkaline fuel cells; approaching Pt performance at much lower cost

Green Car Congress

Chemists at Cornell University have discovered a class of nonprecious metal derivatives—transition metal nitrides (TMNs)—that can catalyze the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) in alkaline fuel cells about as well as platinum, at a fraction of the cost. The researchers, led by Héctor D. Abruña, the Émile M. Chamot Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology in the College of Arts and Sciences, published their findings in an open-access paper in the journal Science Adv

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Automated "charging robot" claims wireless-charging convenience with a physical connection

Green Car Reports

Automotive supplier Continental recently unveiled a "charging robot" that aims to make charging more convenient. Continental partnered with startup Volterio on the project. The two companies aim to have "near-production" systems ready by mid-2022, and are aiming for volume production in 2024, Continental said in a press release. The hardware.

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Tesla (TSLA) revenue to grow larger than GM and Ford combined within next 5 years, says top analyst

Electrek

According to Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas, one of the top-ranked Wall Street analysts, Tesla’s (TSLA) revenue should grow larger than GM and Ford combined within the next 5 years. more… The post Tesla (TSLA) revenue to grow larger than GM and Ford combined within next 5 years, says top analyst appeared first on Electrek.

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Glencore and Britishvolt to build battery recycling ecosystem in the UK

Green Car Congress

Glencore has entered a battery recycling joint venture with strategic partner Britishvolt, the UK’s foremost investor in battery cell technologies and R&D. The joint venture will develop an ecosystem for battery recycling in the UK. This ecosystem will be anchored at a new recycling plant located at the Britannia Refined Metals operation (BRM-located in Northfleet), a Glencore company.

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Former Tesla short seller Citron Research one of 30 firms caught in DOJ probe

Teslarati

Former Tesla short-seller and general short-selling firm Citron Research, which is run by Andrew Left, is one of thirty firms under a Department of Justice Probe that accuses the involved parties of “potential trading abuses.” First reported by Bloomberg Law , Citron is just one of many firms that are involved in the probe. In early 2021, the FBI seized computers from Left’s home, several people close to knowledge with the matter said.

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Lightning eMotors to work with GM to electrify medium-duty trucks

Green Car Congress

Lightning eMotors has reached an agreement with General Motors to be the first GM Specialty Vehicle Manufacturer (SVM) to provide fully electric Class 3 through Class 6 commercial vehicles. Under the agreement, Lightning eMotors will electrify popular medium-duty truck platforms provided by General Motors, which can be used for several vehicle applications such as school buses, shuttle buses, delivery trucks, work trucks and more.

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Faurecia and Accenture partner on products and services for connected and autonomous vehicles

Brief

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Tesla Giga Berlin welcomes new graffiti art as battery cell building takes form

Teslarati

Tesla’s Gigafactory Berlin may still be waiting for its final approval, but this does not mean that work on the Grünheide site has stagnated. As could be seen in recently taken photos and videos of the expansive electric vehicle production facility, Tesla’s Germany team remains hard at work in the buildout of Giga Berlin and its dedicated cell facility. .

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New South Wales Working To Support Its 50% Electric Vehicle Market Share Target

CleanTechnica EVs

If you don’t have chargers, people won’t buy electric vehicles — a bit like the chicken and the egg dilemma. It all has to happen simultaneously. We need the ecosystem in order to support the uptake of vehicles. If New South Wales in Australia aims to achieve 50% of new vehicle sales being EVs by […].

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Ford says it is stockpiling batteries for Farley’s electric vehicle scaling operation

Teslarati

Ford said it is stockpiling batteries to achieve CEO Jim Farley’s recently outlined goals of scaling production of 600,000 electric vehicles produced in just 22 months; a lofty goal for the Detroit-based automaker, which held its Q4 2021 Earnings Call last evening. In late January, Farley stated that he believed Ford could be one of the first legacy automakers to scale electric vehicle production by suggesting the company could manufacture 600,000 units in 22 months.

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Kansas is a US wind power leader, but a senator wants to destroy that with a new bill

Electrek

Kansas state senator Mike Thompson (R-Shawnee), a former meteorologist, is not a supporter of clean energy. So he’s sponsoring a bill that could kneecap Kansas’ thriving wind power industry. more… The post Kansas is a US wind power leader, but a senator wants to destroy that with a new bill appeared first on Electrek.

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ExxonMobil announces 6th oil discovery offshore Guyana with Ranger-1; Guyana may move from non-producer to regional powerhouse

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Europe Expands Virtual Borders To Thwart Migrants

Cars That Think

It was after midnight in the Maltese search-and-rescue zone of the Mediterranean when a rubber boat originating from Libya carrying dozens of migrants encountered a hulking cargo ship from Madeira and a European military aircraft. The ship’s captain stopped the engines, and the aircraft flashed its lights at the rubber boat. But neither the ship nor the aircraft came to the rescue.

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Tesla’s tax break request in India gets stern rejection from official

Teslarati

Tesla’s request for tax breaks for imported electric vehicles in India was recently met with a stern rejection, with Vivek Johri, chairman of the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs, noting on Thursday that other companies are adapting to the country’s current rules without any issues. . Johri noted that India’s rules already allow automakers to bring in partially-built vehicles so that they can assemble them locally.

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Kia EV6 first drive: 10 things I didn’t know about the big 310-mile every-person sportwagon

Electrek

Kia flew us out to wine and “winding road” country to test the new EV6, which is coming a bit late to the US, as it’s been out for a while in its native Korea and Europe already. So that means I’ve had months to digest the information about the car, its characteristics, and its place in the industry. But nothing beats a test drive through the mountains with fellow EV nerd and former Electrek writer Brad Berman to get to know a car intimately. more… The post Kia EV6

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Electrified Regional Air Mobility Will Be Disruptive & Mature Rapidly In Coming Years

CleanTechnica EVs

Investors and aerospace executives, focus on regional air mobility. There are a lot of great places to invest that will start returning profits this decades, and profits for the decades to come.

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83.7% Of Cars Sold In Norway In January 2022 Were EVs

EV Obssesion

The Norway auto market in January 2022 saw more EV sales and fewer gas car, diesel car, and hybrid EV sales yet again, OFV reported in its recent analysis of Norwegian January car sales. CleanTechnica also published a report and original charts on these results. In total, there were 7,957 new passenger cars registered in […]. The post 83.7% Of Cars Sold In Norway In January 2022 Were EVs appeared first on EV Obsession.

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Many Are Grasping At Straws With Latest Faux Tesla “Recall”

CleanTechnica EVs

Many people — media and talking heads, especially — are grasping at straws with the most recent so-called “recall.” Headlines such as “Tesla recalls 54,000 vehicles that may disobey stop signs” and claims that Tesla is programming vehicles to perform illegal activities are an incredible stretch. This is one reason why what Elon Musk recently […].

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Check out Voro Motor’s custom-modded seated electric scooter with 5,000W of power

Electrek

California-based Voro Motors provides some of the most powerful electric scooters on the market, some of which can even reach highway speeds in their unlocked modes. Now we’re getting an early glimpse at a custom-modified scooter that combines two of the brand’s models into one high-power Franken-scooter. more… The post Check out Voro Motor’s custom-modded seated electric scooter with 5,000W of power appeared first on Electrek.

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The BMW iX Lands With A Bang In South Africa’s Growing Electric Vehicle Market

CleanTechnica EVs

Sales of battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) in South Africa have been quite slow over the years. The table below shows EV sales over the past 6 years: The slow sales of BEVs can be attributed to several reasons, including: A limited number of models available in South Africa: For along time, there was essentially just one […].

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Don’t Feed the Dingoes, Beware of the Wild Dogs

EV Obssesion

These are the signs that met us as we started our wedding anniversary stay at Rice’s cabins in the Bunya Mountains. The dingo notice was on the fridge in the cabin, the wild dog notice was at the beginning of the nature walks in the national park. Although we saw (and photographed) lots of wallabies, […]. The post Don’t Feed the Dingoes, Beware of the Wild Dogs appeared first on EV Obsession.

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Moore’s Not Enough: ?4 New Laws of Computing

Cars That Think

I teach technology and information systems courses at Northeastern University in Boston. The two most popular laws that we teach there—and, one presumes, in most other academic departments that offer these subjects—are Moore’s law and Metcalfe’s law. Moore’s Law, as everyone by now knows, predicts that the number of transistors on a chip doubles every two years.

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Tesla Full Self-Driving Beta runs into a pole in what could be the first FSD accident caught on video

Electrek

A Tesla vehicle using Full Self-Driving Beta has been caught on video running into a pole in what could be the first accident on the FSD Beta. more… The post Tesla Full Self-Driving Beta runs into a pole in what could be the first FSD accident caught on video appeared first on Electrek.

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Lucid Air POV Video Is The Next Best Thing To Actually Driving It

InsideEVs

Come along for the ride as the 1,111-hp Lucid Air Dream Edition Performance deeply impresses this reviewer.

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Eunorau Max Cargo electric bike review: Big motor, bigger potential as a cheap car replacement!

Electrek

The Eunorau Cargo Max uses a similar setup to the Eunorau G20 e-cargo bike that we previously tested , but swaps in a more affordable direct drive motor instead of the pricier mid-drive. Having put some good miles on the Eunorau Cargo Max recently, I’m ready to tell you exactly what I like (and don’t like) about this budget-friendly e-cargo bike. more… The post Eunorau Max Cargo electric bike review: Big motor, bigger potential as a cheap car replacement!

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January Sees France’s Plugin EVs Grow Share By 50%

CleanTechnica EVs

France, Europe’s second largest auto market, saw January plugin electric vehicle share at 17.6%, up from 11.6% year-on-year. Full electrics alone doubled their share of the market to almost 10%. Overall auto market volume was down to 102,899 units, some 33% down from pre-pandemic seasonal norms. The Dacia Spring was the best selling plugin. January’s […].

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US customers who buy a 2022 BMW EV will get two years of free 30-minute charging from Electrify America

Electrek

Charging network Electrify America has just announced a collaboration with BMW North America to offer free 30-minute charging sessions to new BMW drivers for two years from the date of their purchase. The complimentary charging will begin in March to kick off US sales of two new EV models from BMW – the iX and i4. more… The post US customers who buy a 2022 BMW EV will get two years of free 30-minute charging from Electrify America appeared first on Electrek.

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Ascend Elements Will Produce Cathode Active Materials For Navitas Systems

CleanTechnica EVs

Ascend Elements has announced that it will produce premium cathode active materials made from recycled lithium-ion batteries and scrap for federal contractor Navitas Systems. According to the contract it recently entered into with Navitas Systems, Ascend Elements will deliver the cathode active materials and scrap to Navitas in April 2022 which will be in a […].

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Kia’s upcoming Super Bowl ad promotes EV adoption with the EV6 and pet adoption with a dancing Robo Dog

Electrek

Kia America announced that unlike Tom Brady, it will return to the Super Bowl this year with a new :60 spot that promotes both love for the environment and furry friends. In addition to showcasing the Kia’s new all-electric EV6 sedan, the campaign will also help shelter animals find a forever home. more… The post Kia’s upcoming Super Bowl ad promotes EV adoption with the EV6 and pet adoption with a dancing Robo Dog appeared first on Electrek.

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BMW CEO warns against premature phaseout of combustion engines: “I don’t think that would help the climate or anyone else”

Teslarati

BMW CEO Oliver Zipse recently shared a warning about the auto sector’s impending retirement of the internal combustion engine. According to the executive, a premature end to the internal combustion engine would not be preferable, and it probably won’t be good for the environment either. . Zipse’s comments were shared during a closed-door meeting of the CSU parliamentary group in the Bundestag.

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Fisker announces Ocean EV will make its debut in Europe at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, alongside EU expansion plans

Electrek

American EV automaker Fisker Inc. announced its flagship Ocean SUV will make its official debut in Europe at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The annual trade show will take place from February 28 to March 3, and will give visitors a first chance to see the Fisker Ocean up close in Europe, ahead of production this fall. more… The post Fisker announces Ocean EV will make its debut in Europe at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, alongside EU expansion plans appeared first on Elect

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A military veteran for EVs

Electric Auto Association

Strengthening our national security through energy policy BY TIM BENFORD, PRESIDENT OF DRIVE ELECTRIC DAYTON. I was in the United Kingdom Royal Air Force for many years, and this included a 3-year tour with the United States Air Force. As a logistics officer, I knew firsthand that energy security was a key driver in military missions back then, and I also know that it still is today.