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Conservation group opposing Thacker Pass lithium mine seeks endangered status for Kings River pyrg (snail)

Green Car Congress

The Western Watersheds Project (WWP) has petitioned the US Fish and Wildlife Service to list the rare Kings River pyrg (freshwater snail) under the Endangered Species Act. The pyrg is only known to live in 13 small isolated springs around Thacker Pass in Humboldt County, an area where Canada-based Lithium Americas plans to develop a lithium mine. Kings River pyrg ( Pyrgulopsis imperialis ) on substrate pebble (Photo: Lynne Buckner).

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How Lucid leaps past Tesla with smaller motors

Green Car Reports

Lucid Motors calls its motor design miniaturized, and it’s long boasted that the light and “impossibly compact” motor in its Air electric sedan is lean enough to fit into an airplane carry-on. Lean and small is only one aspect, however. Lucid’s motors weigh just 67 pounds each and are capable of generating 670 hp—yes.

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UNSW team develops new very-high-speed IPMSM motor with improved power density for EVs; new rotor topology

Green Car Congress

Engineers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia, have built a new high-speed motor which has the potential to increase the range of electric vehicles. The maximum power and speed (100,000 rpm) achieved by this novel motor have successfully exceeded and doubled the existing high-speed record of laminated IPMSMs (Interior Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor), making it the world’s fastest IPMSM ever built with commercialized lamination materials.

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Nissan Leaf EV batteries' long lifetime is pushing recovery and recycling farther off

Green Car Reports

Nissan Leaf batteries are lasting a long time, according to an executive with the automaker, and that may push mass reuse and recycling further into the future. "Almost all of the batteries we've made are still in cars," Nissan UK marketing director Nic Thomas said last month in an interview with Forbes (via Charged EVs). Recall that Nissan was.

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

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SARI researchers propose novel method to enhance electrocatalytic conversion of CO2

Green Car Congress

A research team led by Profs. CHEN Wei and WEI Wei from the Shanghai Advanced Research Institute (SARI) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences reported a novel method that enables efficient CO 2 electroreduction to CO by virtue of low-coordination chloride ion adsorption on a silver hollow fiber (Ag HF) electrode. A paper on their work is published in Angewandte Chemie International Edition.

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Tesla “supervised” FSD could roll out to entire fleet by the end of 2022

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Earlier this year, Elon Musk forecasted that Tesla Full Self-Driving could be released to qualified vehicles by the end of 2022. Tesla’s Senior Director of Investor Relations Martin Viecha recently noted that the company was on track to release “supervised” FSD within Musk’s predicted timeline. At an invite-only Goldman Sachs tech conference, Viecha provided information about Tesla’s plans for the next five years.

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Tesla has access to all the batteries it needs for the first time

Electrek

Tesla has access to all the battery cells it needs for the first time, according to Martin Viecha, the vice president of investor relations at Tesla. more…. The post Tesla has access to all the batteries it needs for the first time appeared first on Electrek.

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Sparc Technologies, QUT partner to develop a hard carbon anode material from bio-waste for Na-ion batteries

Green Car Congress

Australia-based Sparc Technologies has entered into a strategic partnership agreement with the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). The Strategic Partnership Agreement is an umbrella agreement that will support a long-term partnership and commitment between the parties, affording Sparc the first right of refusal to commercialize technologies developed from projects Sparc undertakes with QUT.

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Tesla is building four enormous Supercharger locations in California

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Tesla is currently building four enormous Supercharger locations in California. Tesla is building four Supercharger locations in California after recieving grants from the California state government. According to the grant requirements, the Supercharger locations must support both Tesla and CCS charging, and Tesla has acknowledged that at least 50 percent of the chargers will have CCS capabilities.

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Magna invests $77M in Yulu; creates battery-swapping service company

Green Car Congress

Magna is expanding into the fast-growing micromobility market by investing $77 million in Yulu, India’s largest electrified shared mobility provider, and creating a battery-swapping service company. Yulu deploys shareable, low-speed, electric two-wheelers to facilitate accessible, sustainable urban mobility in India. As part of the agreement, Magna will have a stake in the company and will hold a seat on Yulu’s board of directors.

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

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Tesla secures battery supply for EV and energy storage products

Teslarati

During an invite-only Goldman Sachs conference in San Francisco on Monday, Tesla Head of Investor Relations Martin Viecha shared some of the company’s plans for the next five years. He also provided some key insights about the company’s battery supply, both for its electric vehicle business and its energy division. Details of the invite-only event were shared with Insider , which promptly outlined the executive’s points.

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Mercedes-Benz subsidiary Licular leading €17M LIBinfinity project for battery recycling

Green Car Congress

Mercedes-Benz’ battery recycling subsidiary Licular GmbH—founded in 2021—is heading the consortium for LIBinfinity , a €17-million battery-recycling project funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). LIBinfinity focuses on a holistic concept for recycling materials of lithium-ion batteries using a mechanico-hydrometallurgical process without energy-intensive process steps.

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An electric Audi R8 successor is (finally) coming around 2025

Electrek

Audi is working an all-electric successor to its R8 supercar to be released around “mid-decade,” according to a new report from Autocar. While the new EV won’t carry the R8 name, it will hold the spot at the top of the Audi lineup with higher performance than the e-tron GT. more…. The post An electric Audi R8 successor is (finally) coming around 2025 appeared first on Electrek.

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Harvard engineers develop solid-state battery with performance, reliability improvements

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Engineers in the lab of Xin Li, an Associate Professor of Materials Science at Harvard’s John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, have developed a new solid-state battery that is capable of 10,000-lifetime cycles and a charge rate as fast as three minutes. The revolutionary technology has brought in an exclusive grant from Harvard’s Office of Technology Development for Li’s startup Adden Energy, Inc., which will help develop cells with improvements in reliabi

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

Oil

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Meet the new off-road camper that acts as its own microgrid and can charge your EV

Electrek

Finally, electric camping has arrived. For those who want to get in touch with nature but worry about charging availability, Campworks has the solution for you. The redesigned Campworks NS-1 is like nothing you’ve seen before. The solar-powered camper (caravan) can store energy and use it to power your EV, or any other electrical device for that matter, while the interior is adaptable for every situation. more….

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Communities of color affected by air pollution lag in EV adoption; study looks at how to fix this

Green Car Reports

Interest in purchasing an EV is high among communities of color, which are also more burdened by air pollution than white communities. Yet significant barriers exist to greater EV adoption, according to a new study from Consumer Reports, EVNoire, GreenLatinos, and the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). Communities of color are most harmed by.

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ONE reveals 1007 Wh/L anode-free cell that enables 600-mile Gemini battery architecture

Electric Cars Report

Our Next Energy (ONE), a Michigan-based energy storage company, unveiled a 240-Ah prismatic anode-free cell after a successful 12-month R&D effort. The company believes its anode-free cell is the highest energy density large-format cell ever produced. The breakthrough technology will enable the commercialization of ONE’s Gemini dual-chemistry architecture, which will be integrated into a BMW […] The post ONE reveals 1007 Wh/L anode-free cell that enables 600-mile Gemini battery a

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Can The Electric Grid Handle EV Charging?

CleanTechnica EVs

As the adoption of electric cars, trucks, and buses gains momentum, many people are wondering if the electric grid is up to the task of charging all of those vehicles. There are really two questions rolled up into that thought, differentiated by timescale: Can the grid handle all of the electric vehicles (EVs) we have […].

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Nissan Leaf battery lifetime, Lucid motor tech, EVs and communities of color: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Lucid gives a deep-dive into its motor tech and why it leaps past what’s offered by Tesla and Porsche. Nissan Leaf batteries are staying in use longer than anticipated. And communities of color are far more interested in EVs than sales data suggests. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Nissan Leaf EV batteries are lasting a long time.

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Bushfires, Electric Vehicles, & Firefighters

CleanTechnica EVs

It all started with a bushfire. Emma Sutcliffe is a committed operational firefighter with the Country Fire Authority in Victoria. She was so committed in fact that she “sacrificed” her Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (plugin hybrid electric vehicle) to the flames during a grass fire at Little River. It was her first lesson in bushfires, electric […].

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Tesla Model 3 shows its inner-Cybertruck in impressive towing display

Teslarati

Over the weekend, a video posted on Instagram shows a Tesla Model 3 hauling trees up a dirt path. It’s no secret that electric vehicles and Tesla products are incredibly popular in Norway. But according to a recent Instagram post , Norwegian farmers have been spotted using Tesla Model 3s instead. Responding to the video, many other Norwegians commented on their eagerness for the cybertruck to make it to the country.

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BMW Group introduces Plug & Charge function

Electric Cars Report

With pioneering innovations in the field of digital vehicle functions, the BMW Group is once again helping to make electric mobility more convenient and attractive. From mid-2023, a Plug&Charge function will be available in the first BMW models, enabling customers to charge electricity at public charging points without having to use a charging card or […] The post BMW Group introduces Plug & Charge function appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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Ideanomics and GEP unveil the EV street sweeper coming to a city near you

Teslarati

Ideanomics and Global Environmental Products (GEP) announced today that it has developed a series of zero-emissions, electric vehicle street sweepers that will soon come to New York City, cities in California, Helena, Montana, and Washington D.C. 62 EV street sweepers will eventually be shipped to these areas after the proprietary electric and hybrid-electric propulsion kits from both Ideanomics and its subsidiary U.S.

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Tesla brings service workers back to sales for end-of-quarter push

Electrek

After sending untrained sales workers to work on vehicles amid a service crisis, we now learn that Tesla is bringing the workers back to sales for another end-of-quarter push. more…. The post Tesla brings service workers back to sales for end-of-quarter push appeared first on Electrek.

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PEUGEOT reveals new e-308 and e-308 SW

Electric Cars Report

PEUGEOT has announced its latest additions to the 100% electric model line-up – the new PEUGEOT e-308 and PEUGEOT e-308 SW. Already available in plug-in hybrid versions, the two new PEUGEOT 308 hatch and estate models will be available as 100% electric versions next year. The all-electric 308 and 308 SW will be powered by […] The post PEUGEOT reveals new e-308 and e-308 SW appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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This modular off-grid solar EV charger can be installed in just four hours

Electrek

Campbell, California-based solar-powered EV charger company Paired Power has just debuted a modular, off-grid electric vehicle charger that is powered by a solar canopy. more…. The post This modular off-grid solar EV charger can be installed in just four hours appeared first on Electrek.

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Autonomous vehicle driven by most advanced AI model to date

Innovation News Network

Experts have innovated an Artificial Intelligence (AI) model that simultaneously handles the perception and control of an autonomous vehicle. The post Autonomous vehicle driven by most advanced AI model to date appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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WiTricity to Demonstrate Wireless EV Charging Firsts at Detroit Auto Show

Electric Cars Report

Building on the momentum of its recent investments from Siemens AG and others, WiTricity, the leader in wireless EV charging, is set to demonstrate a host of new wireless charging “firsts” at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. Attendees will experience the first-ever look at a Ford Mustang Mach-E outfitted for wireless […] The post WiTricity to Demonstrate Wireless EV Charging Firsts at Detroit Auto Show appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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Horizon Europe project developing liquid hydrogen energy storage for net zero aviation

Innovation News Network

The OVERLEAF project aims to decarbonise the skies by pioneering a liquid hydrogen storage tank to fuel hydrogen-powered aircraft. The post Horizon Europe project developing liquid hydrogen energy storage for net zero aviation appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Chevrolet will NOT buy out Chevy dealerships if they don’t sell EVs

Teslarati

Chevrolet Global Vice President Scott Bell has said that he will not offer dealerships a buyout if they don’t sell electric vehicles. In recent years, General Motors brands Buick and Cadillac have announced that they will give dealers a buyout option if they are unwilling to sell electric vehicles. However, according to The Verge , the same opportunity will not be available to Chevy dealerships.

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VinFast prepares to enter US, Europe, and Canada after delivering first 100 VF 8 EVs

Electrek

Vietnamese automaker, VinFast , is moving quickly after unveiling a full portfolio of electric vehicles last year. After an explosive entrance in 2021, VinFast looks to become a household name as the first 100 customers receive their new VF 8 EVs, and the automaker sets its sights on a global expansion. more…. The post VinFast prepares to enter US, Europe, and Canada after delivering first 100 VF 8 EVs appeared first on Electrek.

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LiBinfinity project propels lithium battery recycling to new frontiers

Innovation News Network

KIT is a major player in the LiBinfinity project, an initiative aiming to establish a holistic concept for lithium battery recycling. . The post LiBinfinity project propels lithium battery recycling to new frontiers appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Ford Dials-Up Mustang Mach-E Driver Assistance and Comfort as Electric Mustang Sales Out-pace Petrol by 8-to-1

Electric Cars Report

The Ford Mustang Mach-E now becomes an even more compelling choice for drivers making the switch to electric, introducing enhanced driver assistance technologies, comfort and styling features. Mustang Mach-E now delivers as standard Ford’s Intelligent Automated Cruise Control 2.0, which can use information from the navigation system and forward-facing camera to automatically adjust vehicle speed not only according […] The post Ford Dials-Up Mustang Mach-E Driver Assistance and Comfort as E

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“It’s just what I did:” First woman to drive solo around Australia in a non-Tesla EV

The Driven EV News

Tiffany Overton chose an electric Mercedes rather than a Tesla for ground-breaking solo trip around Australia. Sometimes, though, it was like drinking electrons through a straw. The post “It’s just what I did:” First woman to drive solo around Australia in a non-Tesla EV appeared first on The Driven.

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