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Sion Power reports 17 Ah, 400 Wh/kg Licerion-EV cell

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Sion Power, a developer of high-energy, lithium-metal rechargeable batteries, reports achieving 400 Wh/kg, 700 Wh/L in a large format 17 Ah pouch Licerion Electric Vehicle (EV) cell. Licerion-EV is being designed for electric vehicle applications, focusing on high energy density, increased cycle life, safety, and fast charging capability. 17 Ah Sion Licerion-EV cell.

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Study: EVs use less raw material than gasoline vehicles

Green Car Reports

Electric cars use much less raw material than internal-combustion vehicles, according to a new study from European advocacy group Transport & Environment, providing yet more evidence that their overall carbon footprint is lower. The study looked at the amount of materials—considered collectively—that is "lost," meaning it can't be.

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EVs hold power to reduce impact of Texas-size weather events

EV Box

The Texas electricity crisis that left more than four million people without power for days amid below-freezing temperatures is forcing the state to rethink its reliance on traditional fossil energy resources like coal, nuclear, and especially natural gas.

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Global Top 20 January 2021

EV Sales

Models: Wuling Mini EV new #1 in hot market Registrations were up 112% YoY in January, to over 321,000 units, marking the 4th straight month with doubling sales, with China's market being the main drive for growth. Sharewise, 2021 started with 5% share, already above last year final mark (4%), so we could end this this year at around 7-8%, which would mean that the global automotive market would reach the Disruption Zone already in 2022.

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

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USC study shows promising potential for giant-kelp-based biofuel with depth-cycling approach

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Scientists at the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies on Santa Catalina Island, working with private industry, report that a new aquaculture technique on the California coast significantly increases kelp growth, yielding four times more biomass than natural processes. The researchers used a depth-cycling approach—i.e., physically moving the macroalgae between deep nutrient-rich water at night and shallow depths within the photic zone during the day to optimize growth.

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Study: Shift to electric trucks and buses could save 57,000 lives

Green Car Reports

Electric cars get the most attention, but passenger vehicles aren't the only vehicles on the road. A shift to electric trucks and buses in urban areas could prevent more than 57,000 premature deaths by 2050, according to a new Environmental Defense Fund study. Heavy-duty trucks and buses are a major source of air pollution, with the health burden.

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To Fix the Power Market, First Fix the Natural Gas Market

Energy Institute at HAAS

Capacity requirements don’t assure reliability when generators can’t get fuel. Texas has gone through a terrible period, President Biden has declared a state of emergency and efforts are continuing to … Continue Reading To Fix the Power Market, First Fix the Natural Gas Market.

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles moves ahead with Autonomous Driving RD; ID. BUZZ the first AV

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, a brand within the Volkswagen Group, is consistently and rapidly advancing the development and implementation of autonomous driving. The planned introduction of autonomous systems for traffic use in 2025 is currently being prepared at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. This year, for the first time, we are conducting field trials in Germany, in which the self-driving system by Argo AI will be used in a version of the future ID.

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Ford CEO wants more US battery production for stability, but it's also good for CO2

Green Car Reports

Ford CEO Jim Farley is calling for more battery production in the United States to ensure stability of battery supplies, but that might also be good for carbon emissions, according to a recent report. "We need to bring large-scale battery production to the U.S., and we'll be talking to the government about [that,]" Farley said at the Wolfe.

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January 2021 CHEAPR Data Released

EV Club of CT

CHEAPR Rebates Continue at Low Rate January has generally been a slow month in our tracking of EV purchase incentives, and it continues in the same vein with 68 rebates, per the latest data release. Read more.

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

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Volvo To Go All Electric By 2030 – EV Week in Review: Feb 23-Mar 1

EV Adoption

This past week was certainly quite a whirlwind of EV news and developments from Volvo’s plans to end production of ICE vehicles by 2030, yet another proposal to reform the federal EV tax credit, chip shortages, Washington state’s plans to ban ICE vehicles by 2030, Lucid Air delay, Fisker to partner with Foxconn, and much, much more. Automaker/EV Models.

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Tokyo Tech team develops high-performance bimetallic OER electrocatalyst for water splitting

Green Car Congress

A team led by researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) have discovered a new bimetallic electrocatalyst for the oxygen evolution reaction (OER) in electrochemical water splitting: CaFe 2 O 4. This inexpensive, non-toxic, and easy-to-synthesize material outperforms other bimetallic OER electrocatalysts and even surpasses the benchmark set by iridium oxide, paving the way to accessible hydrogen generation.

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Lucid delays production start of Air electric sedan to Q2 2021

Green Car Reports

Lucid Motors has delayed production of its Air electric luxury sedan by a few months, to the second half of this year. The company originally planned to begin deliveries this spring, but is now pushing the timeline back due to coronavirus-related delays, CEO Peter Rawlinson said in a statement. "We now know that we won't be able to start.

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Global Electric Car Sales in 2020

Charged Future

In 2020, global electric car sales were higher than ever before. Despite the worldwide pandemic, electric vehicles (EVs) still garnered the attention of car shoppers. Since the modern EV was introduced in the early 2010s, EVs have slowly trended upward. In fact, EVs in 2020 recorded the most sales and the largest market share ever.

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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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New member benefit: Electric Auto Association partners on clean energy and EV loans

Electric Auto Association

EAA partners with credit union to offer loans on clean energy, EVs, and e-bikes. By: Ron Freund, Electric Auto Association Director. The Electric Auto Association and Colorado-based Clean Energy Credit Union have partnered on a new member benefit. If you have recently been eyeing a greener ride or thought about reducing your winter home heating bill with improved windows or additional insulation -- now may be the time to consider making such a move.

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Rolls-Royce’s all-electric ‘Spirit of Innovation’ completes taxi testing

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Rolls-Royce has successfully completed the taxiing of its ‘Spirit of Innovation’ aircraft, the latest milestone on its way to becoming the world’s fastest all-electric plane. ( Earlier post.) The plane is part of a Rolls-Royce initiative called ACCEL, short for “Accelerating the Electrification of Flight”. The ACCEL project team includes key partners YASA, the electric motor and controller manufacturer, and aviation start-up Electroflight.

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Cheapest new-car lease is all-electric: Chevy Bolt EV lease deals as low as $107 per month

Green Car Reports

With a refreshed 2022 model on the way, lease deals for the 2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV are now as low as $107 per month, but only for Costco members in certain parts of the country. Chevy has launched a new lease deal with the retail chain, according to our partner site CarsDirect, enabling what could be the cheapest new-car lease in the United States.

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Porsche debuts Taycan Cross Turismo

Discover EV

Taycan Cross Turismo brings shooting brake practicality and up to 283 mile range to Porsche’s performance EV

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Phasing out gas-powered cars, here and around the world

Green Energy Consumers

In the months since California Governor Gavin Newsom announced by executive order that the state would phase out the sale of gasoline-powered cars by 2035, the world has changed.

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UCLA team uses graphite to boost performance of lithium iron phosphate cathode materials

Green Car Congress

Lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO 4 ) is widely used as a low-cost, safer cathode material for Li-ion batteries; however, low ionic and electronic conductivity limit its rate performance. Now, researchers at UCLA have synthesized LiFePO 4 /graphite composites in which LiFePO 4 nanoparticles are grown within a graphite matrix. The graphite matrix is porous, highly conductive, and mechanically robust, giving the resulting electrodes outstanding cycle performance and high rate capability.

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Volvo will slide a skateboard under its electric XC90 SUV

Green Car Reports

Volvo’s first few fully electric models, the Polestar 2, the Volvo XC40 Recharge, and the 2022 Volvo C40 Recharge that was revealed Tuesday, were all developed on the same platform—one that was originally designed for internal combustion engines and fuel tanks, but adapted for the fully electric models. However Volvo’s chief.

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2020 – Turnover And Internal Dynamics of EVs in CT

EV Club of CT

The Equivalent Of 52% of EVs Added To The File in 2020 Turned Over EV registrations in Connecticut increase 18.2% in 2020, a not great number in a very difficult year. However, as difficult as. Read more.

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Volvo reveals its second EV - the C40 Recharge

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Volvo C40 Recharge brings a lower and sleeker option to the brand’s electric range

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Moscow aiming for all-electric bus fleet by 2032

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Moscow started to replace outdated diesel buses with electric buses in September 2018. There are now 600 electric buses on on 42 routes overall, and as replacements for traditional buses on 33 of those routes. Over the next 4 years, the city authorities are going to purhase 2675 more units of e-transport; Moscow expects that by 2032, all the urban transport will have been converted to the electric traction.

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2021 VW ID.4: 5 hits and misses, up close with the electric car for the masses

Green Car Reports

It’s almost here. For Americans, the ID.4 is the first of a generation of electric cars that Volkswagen has said is “for millions, non millionaires.” And it’s the first Volkswagen EV that will be built in the U.S., starting next year. In December, we published a first drive of a handbuilt prototype of the ID.4, finding this.

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Is This Really Happening – OEMs Bypassing Dealers?

EV Club of CT

Volvo Is First Manufacturer to Bypass Dealers for EV Sales When we blogged about the EV Freedom Bill, SB 127, a short while back, one of the facts that we unearthed was that in Germany, Read more.

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Hyundai using e-motorsports is testing ground for new tech

Discover EV

Hyundai’s involvement in PURE ETCR is helping the brand develop high-performance roadgoing EVs

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Vulcan to collaborate with DuPont on Zero Carbon Lithium extraction process

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Vulcan Energy Resources will collaborate with DuPont Water Solutions,a leader in water filtration and purification, to test and to scale up Direct Lithium Extraction (DLE) solutions for Vulcan’s Zero Carbon Lithium extraction process. ( Earlier post.). DuPont will leverage its portfolio of proprietary Direct Lithium Extraction (DLE) products to assist Vulcan with input and test-work during Vulcan’s Zero Carbon Lithium project Definitive Feasibility Study (DFS).

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As GM and Ford launch more EVs, dealers decide: Costly upgrades or obsolescence?

Green Car Reports

Both General Motors and Ford face something that could be a help or a hindrance as they shift to electric vehicles: their massive dealer networks. This year, they’re rolling out several new EVs—the 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV, 2022 GMC Hummer EV, and 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT—and in advance of the Cadillac Lyriq and Ford F-150.

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Welcome to Electric Avenue — More Chargers on the Way

The Truth About Cars

The Electric Highway Coalition, a consortium of six utility companies, will provide a network of 20-30 minute DC fast chargers for EV drivers, as reported by Electrek. Each of the utilities will be responsible for providing EV charging within their service areas, with most sites located along major highways for easy access and adjacency to […].

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All-new 21 plate: Everything you need to know

Green Cars News

Given the unprecedented whirlwind of events of 2020, it doesn’t seem that long ago that the 70-plate was hitting the streets

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Air Force contracts LiquidPiston to adapt its rotary X-Engine technology for hybrid-electric propulsion for UAS and orbs

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LiquidPiston, Inc., a developer of advanced rotary internal combustion engines, has adapted its X-Engine technology for the United States Air Force to use in unmanned aerial systems (UAS) as well as “orbs”—urban air mobility (UAM) vehicles designed to carry people and cargo. The X-Engine, a next-generation rotary diesel engine, is being evaluated as an enabling technology to power the UAS or orb through a hybrid-electric propulsion system.

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Michelin performance EV tire draws from Formula E racing

Green Car Reports

From the Tesla Model S Plaid and Lucid Air to the Audi E-Tron GT, Mercedes-Benz EQS, and Polestar 2, this year marks an acceleration of electric car models geared for those expecting strong performance combined with the refinement of a luxury car—or close to it. To Michelin, which hopes to sell eight times the number of tires for EVs that it.

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Caroline Gattino: Widening eMobility in France for a net-zero future

Schneider Electric EVs

Caroline Gattino is Head of eMobility Sales in France at Schneider Electric, contributing to expand electric mobility in her zone for a more efficient and sustainable transportation. Born in La. Read more ». The post Caroline Gattino: Widening eMobility in France for a net-zero future appeared first on Schneider Electric Blog.

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