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StoreDot reveals fast-charging 4680 cylindrical cell with ability to be fully-charged in 10 minutes

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Israel-based StoreDot, the developer of extreme fast charging battery technology for electric vehicles ( earlier post ), has demonstrated a prototype 4680 form factor cell that is fully charged in just 10 minutes. StoreDot’s extreme fast charging cells have been in development for more than three years. Work for these technologies was kicked off at Warwick University in the UK with collaboration with StoreDot’s strategic partner BP.

BMW i Vision Circular concept rethinks the compact EV under a circular economy

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To truly minimize a car's environmental impact, automakers need to do more than eliminate tailpipes. Unveiled earlier this week at the Munich auto show, the BMW i Vision Circular concept feature not only an electric powertrain, but also what sustainable construction might look like in 2040.

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Lightning eMotors partners with ABB to provide DC fast chargers

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Lightning eMotors, a provider of specialty commercial electric vehicles for fleets, and ABB announced a partnership to offer DC fast electric vehicle chargers for commercial electric fleet vehicles.

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England will be first country to require new homes to include EV chargers


The British government will introduce legislation in 2021 that will require all newly built homes and offices to feature electric vehicle chargers in England. more… The post England will be first country to require new homes to include EV chargers appeared first on Electrek.

US launches government-wide Sustainable Aviation Fuel Grand Challenge; 3B gpy by 2030; 100% of demand by 2050

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The Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Transportation (DOT) and US Department of Agriculture (USDA) are launching a government-wide Sustainable Aviation Fuel Grand Challenge to meet the demand for sustainable aviation fuels by working with stakeholders to reduce costs, enhance sustainability, and expand production and use of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) that achieves a minimum of a 50% reduction in life cycle GHGs compared to conventional fuel.

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Tesla sidesteps New Mexico ban by building service center in tribal land


Tesla has effectively sidestepped a New Mexico law that was barring the company from operating a service center for EV owners in the state. The company was able to work around NM’s ban by building a service center on Native American tribal land.

DOE awarding nearly $65M for biofuels research to reduce airplane and ship emissions

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As part of a White House roundtable to launch the Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) Grand Challenge to decarbonize the aviation sector by 2050 ( earlier post ), the US Department of Energy (DOE) announced $64.7 million in funding for projects focused on producing cost-effective, low-carbon biofuels. These investments will advance technologies to create replacements for petroleum fuels used in heavy-duty forms of transportation such as airplanes and ships.

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Rheinmetall wins order for electric coolant pumps for hybrid drives

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An international automaker has awarded the Rheinmetall technology group an important order for CWA400 coolant pumps. Worth a figure in the two-digit million-euro range, the transaction marks the extension of an existing contract.

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Tesla Model Y body castings begin to stack up at Giga Texas


Tesla Model Y castings are beginning to stack up in impressive numbers at the automaker’s Giga Texas plant just outside of Austin.

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Chevron, Gevo to pursue sustainable aviation fuel investment; inedible corn feedstock

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Chevron?USA, USA, a subsidiary of Chevron Corporation, and Gevo have signed a letter of intent (LOI) to invest jointly in building and operating one or more new facilities that would?process process inedible corn to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), which can lower the lifecycle carbon intensity of fuels used in the aviation industry. The new facilities would also produce proteins and corn oil.

Tesla (TSLA) discontinues its solar subscription service


Tesla (TSLA) has discontinued its solar subscription service that it started offering in the US two years ago as the cheapest possible way to go solar. more… The post Tesla (TSLA) discontinues its solar subscription service appeared first on Electrek.

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United, Honeywell invest in Alder Fuels; 1.5-billion-gallon SAF offtake agreement

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United and Honeywell announced a joint multimillion-dollar investment in Alder Fuels—a company that is developing technologies for producing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at scale by converting abundant biomass, such as forest and crop waste, into sustainable low-carbon, drop-in replacement crude oil that can be used to produce aviation fuel.

Tesla’s record-setting Nurburgring run proves that Elon Musk’s yoke is no joke


Tesla has released the in-car video from one of its record-setting runs at the Nurburgring.

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US FCAB releases battery test manual

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The Federal Consortium for Advanced Batteries ( FCAB ) released the Pre-application Battery Test Manual , which defines a series of tests to characterize performance and life behavior for advanced batteries. The manual is based on broad technical needs across multiple applications and was developed to provide federal sponsors and battery end users more common sets of data for pre-application purposes.

Leaked video from Tesla Gigafactory Texas shows tons of megacasts ahead of production


A video that leaked from Tesla Gigafactory Texas in Austin shows a ton of large mega casting parts ahead of the expected start of Model Y production at the new factory.

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Arbor Renewable Gas chooses Topsoe’s TIGAS technology for renewable gasoline plant

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Arbor Renewable Gas, LLC (Arbor Gas) will use Topsoe’s TIGAS technology for producing renewable gasoline at a new facility in the Gulf Coast region. The facility—expected to be operational by 2024—will produce 1,000 barrels per day of renewable gasoline with a significantly negative carbon intensity score under California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). Topsoe will supply the methanol synthesis technologies and the backend gasoline synthesis unit (TIGAS).

SpaceX reinstalls Super Heavy booster on orbital launch mount


For the second time in five weeks, SpaceX has installed a Super Heavy booster – fitted with 29 Raptor engines – on Starship’s nascent ‘orbital launch mount.’

Hyundai teases large electric SUV likely called Ioniq 7

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Hyundai earlier this week teased a large electric SUV for its Ioniq sub-brand. Slated to be the third Ioniq model, it's likely to arrive in the United States as the Ioniq 7 around 2024.

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Segway’s high-end Ninebot ES4 electric scooter now $262 off open-box, more in New Green Deals


With cooler weather finally arriving, it’s time to start planning how you’re going to get around town without using an air conditioned car. Well, today we found the open-box Segway Ninebot ES4 electric scooter at $536.50 , a 2021 low.

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Tesla ditches its solar panel subscription service


Tesla has ditched its solar panel subscription service, only offering cash or loan purchasing options, according to its website. In late 2019, Tesla launched the subscription service for its solar panels.

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Tested: 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and Roofnest are go-light getaway gear

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Enjoying the great outdoors means being smart about the gear—keeping it efficient and minimalist yet comfortable and dry.

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EGEB: US airlines boost their 2030 target for sustainable aviation fuel by 50%


In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): US airlines boost their 2030 SAF target from 2 billion to 3 billion gallons. Clean energy has a diversity problem, a new study confirms.

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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV goes camping, Hyundai Ioniq 7 teased, BMW urban EV concept bows: Today’s Car News

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BMW envisions the compact EV around a circular economy. Hyundai teases its large electric SUV. And with a pop-up rooftop tent, you can skip the fretting about towing with your plug-in vehicle. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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Podcast: Mercedes goes all out at IAA, VW’s $24,000 EV, Tesla FSD Beta leaks, and more


This week on the Electrek Podcast , we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Mercedes-Benz going all out at IAA, VW unveiling a concept of its $24,000 electric car, Tesla FSD Beta software leak, and more as well as a few new news items.

Lucid Group gets its first stock coverage from CFRA


Lucid Group ( NASDAQ: LCID ) has gotten its first stock coverage from CFRA analyst Garrett Nelson. After Lucid Motors merged with Churchill Capital Corp. IV earlier this year spawning Lucid Group, the company has not had a Wall Street analyst set expectations for the stock, until now.

EV Truck Sets Range Record Driving 682.88 Miles/1,099 Kilometers


It's an electric truck built by Futuricum in Switzerland and used as a parcel delivery vehicle in the country

Brain-Inspired AI Will Enable Future Medical Implants

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Artificial intelligence can identify subtle patterns in data, which is particularly useful in medicine. So far, these have been offline processes—doctors perform a medical test, and data from the test is run through a software program after.

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These Are Some Of The Major EV Debuts From IAA 2021


This year was all about electric vehicles and new mobility solutions

Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne at IAA

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Hispano Suiza's first model is an all-powerful electric hypercar

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What Happens When Tesla Model Y Performance Races Model S Plaid?


Hmm, why does Edmunds choose Model Y Performance as one of the "fastest Teslas" to race the Plaid

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Lightning eMotors Partners with ABB to Provide DC Fast Chargers

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How Long Does The Volkswagen ID.4 Take To Charge From 0% To 100%?


The ID.4 shows off one of its best features

Exosuit That Helps With the Heavy Lifting

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New advances in robotics can help push the limits of the human body to make us faster or stronger. But now researchers from the Biorobotics Laboratory at Seoul National University (SNU) have designed an exosuit that corrects body posture.

See New Images Of The Subaru Solterra


It really looks almost like the Toyota bZ4X concept

From Engineering Intern to Chairman of Tata

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Tata Sons. There was a time when managing the family farm in India would have been Natarajan "Chandra" Chandrasekaran's path, but his love of computer programming derailed that plan.

Updated MIC Tesla Model 3 SR+ Gets 6% More Range In New Test


Bjørn Nyland finds that the available battery capacity is now 3.5 kWh higher

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