Reducing the cost of electric vehicles

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Reducing the cost of electric vehicles. 10,000/KWh with an increase in cap from 20% to 40% of the cost of the vehicle from 11th June 2021, thus enabling the cost of Electric two-wheelers at par with that of ICE two-wheeler vehicles.

Argonne study finds BEVs can have lowest scheduled maintenance costs, but highest cost of driving

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Previous analyses of TCO, particularly those dealing with alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs), have often focused on the purchase cost and the fuel cost. Among the many findings was that the estimated scheduled maintenance cost for a light-duty battery-electric vehicle (BEV) totals 6.1

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Independent study confirms cost savings & emissions advantages for heavy-duty trucks running ClearFlame’s engine technology

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TWC systems are lighter and less expensive than SCR systems, and do not require the use of diesel emission fluid (DEF), resulting in lower capital, operating, and maintenance costs for the aftertreatment system.

IRENA sees renewable hydrogen at least cost-possible within decade

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Hydrogen produced with renewable electricity could compete on costs with fossil fuel alternatives by 2030, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The report— Green Hydrogen Cost Reduction: scaling up electrolyzers to meet the 1.5

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Fraunhofer analysis finds battery-electric trucks have energy cost advantage over hydrogen trucks

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The decisive factor for the switch to battery-electric vehicles is the energy cost advantage compared to hydrogen and diesel. They exceed the purchase costs many times over.

Soft Costs are Real Costs

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Every energy source has soft costs, some more than others. … Continue Reading Soft Costs are Real Costs. That doesn’t make them unfair. Here’s a fun party game next time you are hanging out with distributed generation folks.

Driving is Costing You Dolla Dolla Bills!

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Filling your gas tank with liquid hydrocarbons right now makes you think you … Continue Reading Driving is Costing You Dolla Dolla Bills And it might be a sign of things to come. Some of that is a good thing.

DOE estimates that EV battery pack costs in 2021 are 87% lower than in 2008

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Research by the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Vehicle Technologies Office estimates the cost of an electric vehicle lithium-ion battery pack declined 87% between 2008 and 2021 (using 2021 constant dollars).

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Roskill: graphite prices still rising on high Chinese electricity costs

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Roskill reports that prices for Chinese graphite continue to rise as producers contend with increasing electricity costs and supply disruption caused by limits on energy consumption. For raw material flake from China, this was the fifth month of price rises for many grades, with FastMarkets IM reporting 94% C grades to have increased by 12% and 11% between May and October for fine and large flake sizes respectively.

DOE labs study on costs and benefits of new transportation technologies the most comprehensive to date

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A new study published by US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory offers the most complete understanding yet of the costs of owning and operating a vehicle, and how those costs vary by powertrain, from the conventional to the cutting-edge.

Honeywell develops new catalyst-coated membranes for more efficient and lower cost green hydrogen production

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This is projected to provide a 25% reduction in electrolyzer stack cost, based on a PEM water electrolysis system using renewable power to produce 2,300 MT H 2 /y with 5,000 operating hours/y.

ORNL team develops low-cost scalable method to join materials in solid-state batteries; electrochemical pulse

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Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a scalable, low-cost method to improve the joining of materials in solid-state batteries, resolving one of the big challenges in the commercial development of safe, long-lived energy storage systems.

Energy and environmental costs of flying around closed airspaces

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by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. Because of the war in Ukraine, many international flights of various airlines are currently affected by the closed airspaces. Specifically, they are forced to take longer routes that avoid these airspaces, increasing the total fuel consumed. Moreover, some of them also need to reduce the number of passengers because they are now required to carry extra fuel and food, further increasing the fuel consumed per passenger.

Wärtsilä report finds accelerated adoption of renewables can reduce electricity production costs by up to 50%

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The Front-Loading Net Zero report states that electricity production costs could be reduced by up to 50% by 2050 if countries and states adopt 100% renewable systems faster than currently planned. coal and gas), significantly reducing the overall levelised cost of electricity.

Benchmark: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine risks raising costs for Europe’s auto industry

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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine threatens to increase costs for Europe’s vehicle industry, which is already struggling with record high lithium prices and a shortage of semiconductor chips, according to Benchmark Mineral Intelligence. Prices for nickel, a key battery material, rose to their highest levels since 2011 this week following Russian president Vladimir Putin’s decision to send troops into Ukraine.

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Hexagon study finds automakers prioritizing EV range and cost over carbon footprint

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Independent research into electric vehicle (EV) development has found that most automotive companies are more focused on improving electric car range and reducing costs than improving the vehicles’ carbon footprint, despite mounting scrutiny of their hidden environmental impacts.

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MIT team reexamines rates of Li-ion cost decline

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The cost of the rechargeable lithium-ion batteries used for phones, laptops, and cars has fallen significantly over the last three decades, and has been a major driver of the rapid growth of those technologies.

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Hyundai outlines broad hydrogen strategy; focus on commercial vehicles; cost parity with BEVs by 2030

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Through ongoing R&D gains, engineering teams for the Group have been able to reduce fuel cell costs significantly over the last 20 years.

Where’s My Low Cost Electric Vehicle?

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Across the country, … Continue Reading Where’s My Low Cost Electric Vehicle? Even with today’s rising electric vehicle prices and shortages, long-term policy goals should remain the focus. It is a good time to be an electric vehicle owner.

Analysis: Amid high gas prices, EV operating cost advantages have grown stronger

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With gas prices spiking, the operating cost advantages of EVs have grown, according to new analysis. The Zero Emission Transportation Association (ZETA), an EV advocacy group, published a report Wednesday tracking the cost per mile of EVs and gasoline cars over the past six months.

Cost-effective catalysts for metal-air battery

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Cost-effective catalysts for metal-air battery. The Union Ministry of Science & Technology said that the ARCI has developed cost-effective catalysts for a metal-air battery that will help to decrease cost and increase the efficiency of metal-air batteries.

Researchers use sodium to deliver low-cost MgSi alloys for solid-state hydrogen storage

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Researchers at the University of Queensland have show that a low-cost Mg-based hydrogen storage alloy is possible with only 1 wt% Si. Mg 2 Si is a promising catalyst for Mg-based hydrogen storage materials due to its low cost, light weight, and non-toxic properties. A high hydrogen capacity of 6.72 wt% hydrogen is achieved via trace sodium (Na) addition. A paper on their work is published in the Journal of Power Sources.

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BASF introduces cost-effective upgrade to ozone-VOC converters for healthier aircraft cabin air; UpCore

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BASF has launched UpCore, a new service providing a cost-effective and sustainable technology upgrade from a standard ozone converter to an ozone-VOC (volatile organic compounds) converter for cleaner and healthier aircraft cabin air.

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NREL report finds electrified heavy-duty vehicle powertrains could provide lower total cost of ownership than diesel under certain conditions

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A new total cost of ownership (TCO) study from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) finds that battery-electric and fuel-cell electric commercial trucks could be economically competitive with conventional diesel trucks by 2025 in some operating scenarios.

Human Cost of Climate Change

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Polar bears aside, what is the human cost of climate change? Do you ever think about how climate change will affect you and me

Heliogen and Bloom Energy demonstrate production of low-cost green hydrogen; concentrated solar and high-temp electrolysis

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Electricity accounts for nearly 80% of the cost of hydrogen from electrolysis. In addition, the ability to use heat, which is a much lower cost source of energy than electricity, further improves the economics of green hydrogen production.

Filling vs. charging: Gas vehicles cost up to six times more than EVs

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The advocacy group compared operating costs of EV and gasoline cars, including the average costs of charging and filling up with gasoline.

New NREL-led consortium seeks to lower heliostat cost 50% and jump-start manufacturing in US

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), joined by partners at Sandia National Laboratories and the Australian Solar Thermal Research Institute, launched the Heliostat Consortium (HelioCon), an international effort to drive down the cost of heliostats.

Siemens and Nexii unveil sustainable and cost-effective EV charging prototype for faster deployment

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The above-ground design requires minimal disruption to existing parking lots by eliminating costly, time-consuming, and substantial civics works and reduces on-site construction waste and environmental impact.

Emerson and BayoTech partner to scale production and distribution of low-cost, modular SMRs for hydrogen production

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BayoTech’s patented technology requires less feedstock, which means fewer carbon emissions and less cost to produce hydrogen than traditional reformers, the company says. BayoGaaS, BayoTech’s gas-as-a-service option, provides customers with low-cost hydrogen on demand.

USABC awards $3M low-cost/fast-charge EV battery technology development contract to Amprius Technologies

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The United States Advanced Battery Consortium LLC (USABC) awarded a $3-million technology development contract to Amprius Technologies for a low-cost, fast-charge silicon nanowire cell technology for electric vehicles. The contract award, which includes a 50% cost share, funds a 30-month project that began earlier this year.

Hyzon Motors introduces new hydrogen storage system expected to cut development costs in half

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a global supplier of hydrogen fuel-cell-powered commercial vehicles, has developed new onboard hydrogen storage system technology that it says is capable of reducing the weight and manufacturing cost of commercial vehicles powered by Hyzon’s hydrogen fuel cells. In addition to reducing the weight and costs, the storage system can be configured to hold varying numbers of hydrogen tanks. Hyzon Motors Inc.,

EC JRC finds delivery of large amounts of green hydrogen over long distances could be cost-effective

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The European Commission’s Joint Research Center (JRC) published a policy brief showing that delivery of large amounts of renewable hydrogen over long distances could be cost-effective.

NASA to fly payload with SpinLaunch’s mass accelerator to test low-cost, high-cadence kinetic launch system

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The velocity boost provided by the accelerator’s electric drive results in a 4x reduction in the fuel required to reach orbit, a 10x reduction in cost, and the ability to launch multiple times per day.

IHS Markit: average cost of lithium-ion battery cell to fall below $100/kWh in 2023

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The average cost of a Li-ion battery cell—used to power electric vehicles and to provide flexibility in the power grid as more renewables, such as solar and wind, are added will fall below $100 per kilowatt hour (kWh) in the next three years, according to a new analysis by IHS Markit. The average cost of a li-ion cell is expected to decline further through the end of the decade, to as low as $73/kWh in 2030. LFP will remain the lowest cost option throughout the next ten years.

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Vitesco Technologies presents cost-effective dedicated hybrid transmission for PHEVs

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We have identified further potential here which our DHT [Dedicated Hybrid Transmission] technology for cost-effective PHEVs is designed to leverage. The DHT for cost-effective PHEVs is designed for speeds of up to 120 km/h in all-electric mode, and up to 160 km/h in hybrid mode.

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AMPLY Power saves up to 40% on energy costs for Tri Delta Transit electric buses

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Municipal and commercial fleets are on the front lines of state-wide goals to decarbonize our transportation sector, and they deserve solutions that make the transition both simple and cost-effective.

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General Motors to recall all additional Bolt EVs, through MY 2022, for battery replacement; $1B cost

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GM will replace defective battery modules in Chevrolet Bolt EVs and EUVs with new modules, with an expected additional cost of approximately $1 billion. General Motors is voluntarily expanding the current Chevrolet Bolt EV recall ( earlier post ) to cover the remaining 2019 and all 2020-2022 model year vehicles, including the new Bolt EUV.

PNNL team develops new low-cost method to convert captured CO2 to methane

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To explore the use of EEMPA in converting CO 2 to methane, Kothandaraman and her fellow authors studied the reaction’s molecular underpinnings, then assessed the cost of running the process at scale in a 550-megawatt power plant. The authors’ assessment identified further cost savings, in that CO 2 captured by EEMPA can be converted to methane on site.

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

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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.

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Tritium introduces new line of EV fast chargers; microgrid architecture for more cost-effective operations

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Operating and capital costs are traditionally proportional to peak power requirements, yet the revenue our customers generate comes from average power delivery.

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DOE releases Energy Storage Grand Challenge Roadmap; 44% reduction in manufactured cost for 300-mile EV pack by 2030

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DOE also released two companion ESGC reports: the 2020 Grid Energy Storage Technology Cost and Performance Assessment and the Energy Storage Market Report 2020.

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The National Average Cost of Fuel for an Electric Vehicle is about 60% Less than for a Gasoline Vehicle

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Vehicle Technologies Office Transportation Analysis Fact of the Week #1186 Electric vehicles are more efficient than internal combustion vehicles, but fuel cost comparisons can be complicated due to differences in the units of measure.