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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Novel molecular orbital interaction stabilizes cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries

Green Car Congress

An international team led by scientists from the Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials at the University of Wollongong in Australia has verified that the introduction of novel molecular orbital interactions can improve the structural stability of cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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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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….

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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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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.

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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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Arrival (ARVL) receives non-compliance letter from Nasdaq because its stock share price is too low

Electrek

EV startup Arrival announced that it has received a non-compliance letter from the Nasdaq Stock Market LLC, informing the company that the closing bid price has been below the minimum $1.00 per share for at least consecutive 30 days.

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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.

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Unleash your wanderlust with Mercedes Benz’s new electric mini camper

Electrek

If you have been itching to travel, Mercedes Benz just teased a new 100% electric “fully fledged micro-camper” that’s sure to upgrade your next adventure. more…. The post Unleash your wanderlust with Mercedes Benz’s new electric mini camper appeared first on Electrek.

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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.

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Tesla offers to cover ending EV incentive in Germany amid massive sale push

Electrek

Tesla is offering buyers to cover the cost of Germany cutting its EV incentive if the automaker can’t deliver by the end of the year amid a massive sale push in the country. more…. The post Tesla offers to cover ending EV incentive in Germany amid massive sale push appeared first on Electrek.

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Genesis Electrified GV70 makes its North America debut

EV Specifications

This week, Genesis held the North American debut of the Electrified GV70 during a special media event in Los Angeles. The Electrified GV70 is the third electric vehicle added to the Genesis lineup and celebrates another step toward a more sustainable future.

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Subaru won’t build electric cars in the US because it can’t compete with McDonald’s wages

Electrek

Subaru said that it has no plan to build its electric cars in the US because it claims it can’t compete with McDonald’s $ 20-an-hour starting wage. more…. The post Subaru won’t build electric cars in the US because it can’t compete with McDonald’s wages appeared first on Electrek.

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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.

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Monarch Tractor lands $3M to accelerate electric farm equipment that supplies energy back to grid

Electrek

Fully-electric, autonomous farm equipment manufacturer Monarch Tractor has announced that the company, alongside its group partners have been awarded a grant of $3 million from the California Energy Commission to accelerate the electrification of agricultural equipment.

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Turkey's National Carmaker Togg Starts Production Of 2023 C SUV EV

InsideEVs

Togg targets a production of 17,000-18,000 vehicles in 2023 and 175,000 a year when its plant in Gemlik, Turkey is fully ramped

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Ola announces plans for electric motorcycle as it surpasses 100,000 scooters built in a year

Electrek

Indian electric scooter manufacturer Ola Electric announced that the company plans to unveil an electric motorcycle to complement its growing electric scooter production. more….

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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. Space Space Exploration

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Japan, South Korean leaders push for US EV tax credit rule changes

Electrek

South Korean officials and leaders from Japan are expressing concerns over the new US EV tax credit requirements that kick in at the end of the year. New reports are surfacing that Japan and South Korea will request flexibility in the rule changes.

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Highest-ever volcanic plume captured by satellite imagery

Innovation News Network

The volcanic plume from the Tonga Volcano reached an altitude of 57km, smashing the previous record of 41km. The post Highest-ever volcanic plume captured by satellite imagery appeared first on Innovation News Network. Environment Earth Observation Natural Disasters

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Segway’s ZING C8 kick scooter is safe for kids to ride at $150 (Amazon low) in New Green Deals

Electrek

While most electric scooters focus on adults having fun, the kids shouldn’t be left out too. That’s where the comes in. On sale today for $150 , this is matching the all-time low that we’ve seen at Amazon only once before.

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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.

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Morfuns Eole X folding e-bike review: A throttle-enabled electric bike with psuedo-suspension

Electrek

The Morfuns Eole X is a folding e-bike that offers a bit more than you’d expect from most barebones options. Instead, the Eole X has better parts like hydraulic disc brakes, throttle-enabled riding and even rear suspension. Actually, make that psuedo-suspension. more….

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New system converts sewage to biogas

Innovation News Network

Researchers have developed a new method to convert leftover sludge to biogas, lowering waste treatment costs and helping the environment. The post New system converts sewage to biogas appeared first on Innovation News Network. Energy Green Energy Pollution

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Podcast: Tesla FSD Beta update, Tesla sends Chinese engineers to the US, Mercedes EQE US pricing, and more

Electrek

This week on the Electrek Podcast , we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy. This week, we discuss Tesla’s latest FSD Beta update, Tesla sending Chinese engineers to the US, Mercedes-Benz EQE US pricing, and more.

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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. Industry Auto Show

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Nissan Stops Taking Sakura Mini EV Orders In Japan Over Huge Demand

InsideEVs

The Sakura electric kei car is so popular customers need to wait a year or more for delivery

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