Fri.Nov 04, 2022

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Team shows crowdsourced data from smartphones in cars can help monitor structural integrity of bridges

Green Car Congress

Researchers from the Senseable City Laboratory at MIT report that crowdsourced data from the smartphones of vehicle passengers crossing bridges may help monitor bridge structural integrity. An open-access paper on their demonstration is published in the Nature journal Communications Engineering. Monitoring and managing the structural health of bridges requires expensive specialized sensor networks.

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Fisker plans to share EV platforms, sell emissions credits

Green Car Reports

Fisker plans to share EV platforms with other automakers, as well as explore selling emissions credits, the company revealed in its third-quarter financial results update. "Fisker has begun preliminary discussions with large global OEMs and businesses to explore sharing both Ocean and Pear platforms, joint U.S. manufacturing, and future sales of.

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Vienna transit operator orders 60 Mercedes-Benz e-Citaro electric buses

Green Car Congress

The Wiener Linien transport company in Vienna, Austria has ordered 60 Mercedes-Benz eCitaro vehicles. The low-floor buses with zero local emissions will be delivered from next year until 2025. By the end of 2025, Wiener Linien will convert nine of its more than 100 routes to operation with the all-electric eCitaro. The approximately twelve-meter long solo vehicles are equipped with the latest generation of lithium-ion batteries (NMC 3).

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Lucid Gravity SUV, Fisker platforms, Saudi Arabia’s EV brand: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Saudi Arabia is getting its own electric vehicle brand, with help from Foxconn and BMW. Fisker is shopping around its platforms, and the possibility of emissions credit sales. And the Lucid Air Pure will soon be fully detailed—with Gravity SUV news to boot. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Lucid is planning to show its more.

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

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Vingroup member VinES and Li-Cycle launch global battery recycling partnership

Green Car Congress

Li-Cycle Holdings, the leading lithium-ion battery recycler in North America, and Vines Energy Solutions ( VinES ), a Vingroup company that specializes in the research, development and manufacturing of advanced batteries for mobility and energy storage applications, launched a global recycling partnership. Vingroup is the largest private conglomerate in Vietnam.

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Saudi Arabia launches EV brand with Foxconn, using BMW components

Green Car Reports

Saudi Arabia doesn't have much history of car manufacturing, but the nation plans to launch an EV brand with help from BMW and Foxconn. Called Ceer, the brand is a joint venture between the Public Investment Fund (PIF), Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund, and Apple iPhone contract manufacturer Foxconn, and will license components from BMW.

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Toyota among the ‘2022 world’s most obstructive companies on climate policy’ with oil giants

Electrek

Toyota can’t seem to get out of its own way lately. The Japanese automaker ranked among the “world’s most obstructive companies on climate policy” of 2022, with oil giants like Exxon Mobile, Chevron, and leading Russian oil companies. more…. The post Toyota among the ‘2022 world’s most obstructive companies on climate policy’ with oil giants appeared first on Electrek.

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Solvay and Orbia to create JV to supply PVDF to battery market; largest capacity in N America

Green Car Congress

Solvay and Orbia have entered into a joint venture framework agreement to create a partnership for the production of suspension-grade polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF), creating the largest capacity in North America. The total investment is estimated to be around $850 million, and is expected to be funded in part by a grant awarded by the US Department of Energy of $178 million to Solvay to build a facility in Augusta, Georgia.

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Orders For Eviation Alice Electric Plane Pass $2 Billion

CleanTechnica EVs

Eviation Aircraft has just announced that the order book for the all-electric Alice airplane has passed a total value of $2 billion. Eviation is developing all-electric aircraft that are built to make flight sustainable, affordable, and a quiet solution to regional travel. On September 27, Eviation’s Alice electric plane conducted its first flight at Moses […].

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AISI releases GHG emissions guidelines for steel

Green Car Congress

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has released recommended steel industry greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions calculation guidelines to provide consistent and comprehensive data across the industry on GHG emissions from steel production, with a focus on product-level disclosures and corporate-level reporting. The proposed guidelines are the result of months-long collaboration with key American steel producers and Institute staff.

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

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Ford F-150 Lightning powers the first-ever EV recharged electric plane flight

Electrek

Remy Oktay, a student at Lafayette College, is planning the first electric plane flyover at a sporting event at the Lafayette-Lehigh football game on November 19, 2022. The electric plane is based in Hartford, Connecticut, and needs to get to Easton, Pennsylvania. However, the issue is the EV plane will need to be recharged three times, and there is no charging infrastructure, so Ford F-150 Lightning owners are stepping up to help power the flight. more….

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Qorvo and SK Siltron CSS enter long-term silicon carbide (SiC) supply agreement

Green Car Congress

Qorvo, a global provider of connectivity and power solutions, and SK Siltron CSS, a semiconductor wafer manufacturer, finalized a multi-year supply agreement for silicon carbide (SiC) bare and epitaxial wafers. This agreement will promote US semiconductor supply chain resilience and a greater ability to support the rapidly rising demand for advanced silicon carbide solutions, specifically in the automotive market.

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Tesla extends unique offer for Model 3 and Model Y customers in Germany

Teslarati

Tesla Model Y reservation holders in Germany have received messages from the electric vehicle maker that hints at the company’s focus on its customers. As per the message, Model Y customers who are unable to take delivery of their vehicles by the end of the year will still receive the German government’s current incentives for electric cars — Tesla will simply be paying for the difference.

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MAN Truck & Bus exploring 2nd life, recycling strategies for traction batteries

Green Car Congress

MAN Truck & Bus is working on the post-usage strategy for its electric-vehicle batteries. The aim is to extend the life of the batteries in the first step and, if this is no longer possible, to recycle the raw materials contained in them. In the truck sector, MAN Truck & Bus, a member of the Volkswagen Group, currently expects that electric trucks will have a share of 60% in distribution applications and 40% in long-haul transport in 2030.

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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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How Much Tesla Earned Per Car Delivered in Q3

CleanTechnica EVs

Year over year, Tesla’s net income more than doubled in the third quarter, and CEO Elon Musk seems to think the company could someday outpace some of the world’s largest companies. With Tesla and other automakers facing high prices on raw materials and continued challenges ahead of recession expectations, the company is pulling in a […].

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IIHS survey finds gig workers, parents more likely to use smartphone apps regularly while driving

Green Car Congress

Gig-economy workers are four times as likely as other drivers to use smartphone apps regularly while driving, according to a new survey from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Parents are also nearly 50% more prone to routinely making video calls, checking weather reports and other types of smartphone-enabled distractions than drivers without children 18 or younger, the survey found.

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US audit officials complete 1st round of on-site inspections of Chinese firms ahead of schedule, report says

CN EV Post

US audit inspectors completed the first round of on-site inspections of Chinese companies ahead of schedule, signaling progress in the process of preventing the delisting of shares of US-listed Chinese companies, Bloomberg reported. The post US audit officials complete 1st round of on-site inspections of Chinese firms ahead of schedule, report says appeared first on CnEVPost.

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The Best Places In The US & Europe To Vacation With An Electric Car

CleanTechnica EVs

I wrote a piece earlier today about the best places in the UK to vacation with an electric car — based on the simple metrics of most hotels or Airbnbs with EV charging stations and most hotels or Airbnbs with EV charging stations per capita. The company that created that ranking, Elmo Drive, has also […].

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Check out this new electric telescopic crawler crane – the first in its weight class

Electrek

German crane maker Sennebogen last week debuted a 50-metric-ton electric telescopic crawler crane – the first battery-powered crane in its weight class. more…. The post Check out this new electric telescopic crawler crane – the first in its weight class appeared first on Electrek.

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In Glow Of Twitter Dumpster Fire, 3 Risks For Tesla

CleanTechnica EVs

To get to what I think are some potentially very important notes on Tesla, I have to provide quite a lot of background on what is happening at Twitter for anyone who isn’t following the story closely. In fact, most of this article will be about what has been happening on and at Twitter lately. […].

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Guangzhou auto show postponed amid Covid concerns

CN EV Post

In the meantime, the Tianjin auto show will be held from November 10 to November 15 as planned. The post Guangzhou auto show postponed amid Covid concerns appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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Vattenfall Delivers 32 Fast Chargers To Tide Bus In Denmark

CleanTechnica EVs

Vattenfall, one of Europe’s largest producers and retailers of electricity and heat, has delivered 32 fast chargers to Tide Bus in Denmark’s fifth-largest city, Vejle. This marks Vattenfall’s first Power-as-a-Service project for passenger transport. Tide Bus, which is one of Denmark’s largest bus companies, is operating its electric buses all through the Danish city of […].

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Berkshire further cuts its position in BYD by 3.3 million shares

CN EV Post

Berkshire sold these shares on November 1 to cash out HK$560 million, reducing its stake in BYD to 17.92 percent. The post Berkshire further cuts its position in BYD by 3.3 million shares appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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Enevate & Lightning Motorcycles Partnership Creates 5-Minute Fast Charge For Electric Motorcycles

CleanTechnica EVs

A new game-changing partnership between Enevate and Lightning Motorcycles has been created that will change the EV motorcycle charging market. Enevate is known for battery innovation that features extremely fast charge and high energy density battery technologies for electric vehicles (EVs) and other markets. Lightning Motorcycles is known for its high-performance premium electric motorcycles that […].

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Elon Musk’s Twitter faces lawsuit over upcoming mass layoffs

Teslarati

Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover has triggered a class-action lawsuit against the social media company. The lawsuit was filed on Thursday in a San Francisco court, with Twitter workers claiming that the company was violating federal and California law by terminating them without enough notice. A recently leaked email to Twitter employees has revealed that job cuts into the social media company’s workforce would be enacted on Friday.

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New 50-Tonne Battery-Powered Electric Crane

CleanTechnica EVs

Electric cars, electric trucks, electric SUVs — meh. How about electric cranes! I’m not an expert on cranes (believe it or not), but I know one thing — an electric crane must use a lot less energy and create a lot fewer emissions than a non-electric crane. The good news is that, just as in […].

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XPENG G9 SUV Obtains Permit For Autonomous Driving Public Road Tests

Electric Cars Report

Chinese EV maker XPENG has successfully obtained the Guangzhou Intelligent Connected Vehicle Road Test Permit (“the Permit”), making XPENG G9 the first unmodified commercial vehicle to qualify for autonomous driving tests on designated public roads in China. The achievement marks a major industry milestone in the path towards mass production of robotaxis as well as […] The post XPENG G9 SUV Obtains Permit For Autonomous Driving Public Road Tests appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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The Best Places In UK To Vacation With An Electric Car

CleanTechnica EVs

Looking to vacation somewhere in the UK and drive an electric car? Beaches and historic town centers aside, you may want to consider one of the cities at the top of Elmo Drive’s rankings of UK cities friendly to EVs. (That said, let’s be honest — all you need is one hotel or Airbnb with […].

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Canoo Announces EV Battery Module Manufacturing Facility in Oklahoma

Electric Cars Report

California-based EV startup Canoo has announced a battery module manufacturing facility at MidAmerica Industrial Park in Pryor, OK. The new facility will expand Canoo’s manufacturing and employment footprint in the region. Once ramped, the facility will be capable of approximately 3200 MWhs of battery module manufacturing capacity. “We are accelerating our hiring plans in Pryor […] The post Canoo Announces EV Battery Module Manufacturing Facility in Oklahoma appeared first on Electric Cars

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Here’s how US rooftop solar adoption breaks down by income – it might surprise you

Electrek

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBL) analyzed roughly 2.8 million residential rooftop solar systems installed through 2021, representing 86% of all US systems. Here are the latest trends based on income among American solar adopters, according to the data. more…. The post Here’s how US rooftop solar adoption breaks down by income – it might surprise you appeared first on Electrek.

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Plugins 22.4% Share In France, BEVs Up, PHEVs Down, Megane Ascendant

CleanTechnica EVs

Plugin electric vehicles (EVs) took 22.4% share of France’s auto market in October, down from 22.9% YoY. Full electrics grew share slightly, while plugin hybrids declined more. Overall auto market volume was 124,981 units up 5.5% YoY. October’s best selling full electric was the Peugeot 208, with the Renault Megane the longer term leader.

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Tesla lithium supplier Livent Corp. considers Canadian expansion

Teslarati

Livent Corp., a Pennsylvania-based Tesla lithium supplier, is considering expanding production in Canada. As electric vehicles have grown in popularity worldwide, the demand for lithium, which is found in electric vehicle batteries, has skyrocketed. One company supplying the likes of Tesla, General Motors, and BMW is Livent Corp. The company is considering expanding into Canada, where it has already invested in a substantial lithium mine in Quebec.

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Mars’s surface may be similar to Earth’s original crust

Innovation News Network

Researchers have found that Mars’s surface may be more complex and evolved than previously thought, due to a recent chemical discovery. The post Mars’s surface may be similar to Earth’s original crust appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Tesla shows off new Megapack production facility in California

Teslarati

Tesla has a new Megapack production facility in Lathrop, California, and via a post shared on Instagram, the company shared some impressive statistics. In the post shared on Instagram , Tesla shows off the production of the Megapack already occurring at the facility. The new manufacturing area is located just outside of San Francisco, California. When the facility was first announced, many were hopeful that the new production line would help the company meet the dramatically increasing demand fo