Sat.Nov 20, 2021

SwRI successfully demonstrates drone autonomy technology

Green Car Congress

During the EnRicH 2021 European Robotics Hackathon, Southwest Research Institute’s unmanned aircraft system (UAS) explored and mapped the interior of a nuclear power plant, detecting radiation sources, autonomously without the aid of a human pilot.

Tesla Phone Key outage locks some out of their cars: Is this the future?

Green Car Reports

Some Tesla owners on Friday night encountered a dilemma: The Tesla app—or network—was down, leaving them unable to connect to their vehicle and, well, get into it and drive.

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Yara to start operating the world’s first battery-electric container ship, prepared for autonomous operation

Green Car Congress

Yara Birkeland ( earlier post )—the world’s first battery- electric container ship, prepared for autonomous operation—has departed for its maiden voyage in the Oslo fjord. The autonomous ship will sail within 12 nautical miles from the coast, between 3 ports in southern Norway.

EVs from Toyota, Subaru and Fisker; LA show concepts; $60,000 Tesla Model Y: The Week in Reverse

Green Car Reports

Which popular electric vehicle ranked near the bottom for reliability? Which company made sure its truck’s frunk was useful space? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending November 19, 2021.

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CARB approves $1.5B investment in clean cars, trucks, mobility options for FY 2021-22

Green Car Congress

The California Air Resources Board approved a $1.5-billion investment plan that will increase access to clean vehicles and clean mobility options through a wide variety of projects that support the transformation of California’s vehicle and equipment fleet to zero-emission. The plan is by far the largest annual investment in clean transportation incentives to date—more than double the amount of the largest past investment.

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Tax credits jump to $1,500 for e-bikes, $7,500 for electric motorcycles in Build Back Better Act

Electrek

Electric bicycles and electric motorcycles may be getting significantly more affordable in the US after tax credits for both advance closer towards becoming law.

Researchers tailor catalyst microenvironments to enhance CO2 electroreduction to multicarbon products

Green Car Congress

A promising route for turning CO 2 emissions into a fuel feedstock is the process of electrochemical reduction (e.g., earlier post ). However, to be commercially viable, the process needs to be improved to yield a higher amount of desirable carbon-rich products.

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ZF and CATL partner for aftermarket service in e-mobility and energy storage

Green Car Congress

Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (CATL) and ZF Group signed a global strategic partnership agreement to push forward cooperation in aftermarket services, including service network, battery-related training, connectivity, recycling and reuse, etc. ZF and CATL intend to facilitate mutual transfer of knowledge and expertise, according to the agreement, to enable a sustainable ecosystem and with that an attractive mobility experience for everyone.

Recurrent lets you monitor and compare the battery health of a current or prospective EV for free

Electrek

While worldwide EV adoption grows month-over-month, many of the previous practices surrounding new and used vehicles will need to adapt to stay relevant.

Supercomputers Flex Their AI Muscles

Cars That Think

Scientific supercomputing is not immune to the wave of machine learning that's swept the tech world. Those using supercomputers to uncover the structure of the universe, discover new molecules, and predict the global climate are increasingly using neural networks to do so.

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Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicle of the Week: $3,600 Silly Electric Truck

Electrek

While Alibaba is known for having some oddball vehicles, its electric truck collection is often even weirder than average.

The Femtojoule Promise of Analog AI

Cars That Think

Machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) have already penetrated so deeply into our life and work that you might have forgotten what interactions with machines used to be like.

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Tesla Model 3 windshield survives intentional rock-throwing attack

Teslarati

Rock-throwing attacks on motorists may be a random act for some, but it carries a lot of very real danger. Having a heavy projectile land on a vehicle’s windshield, after all, could easily disorient or injure a driver or a car’s passengers.

Alaska’s First Electric School Bus Is Managing Minus 40 Temps With Ease

InsideEVs

Alaska’s first (and currently only) all-electric school bus is getting the job done regardless of the temperature

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Opinion: Will Lithium Be Our Next Energy Crisis?

Clean Fleet Report

EV Numbers Are Growing, But Their Batteries Need a Key Mineral. The electric vehicle (EV) revolution has begun and the race is on to lock down the U.S. domestic supply of lithium. Globally, 27 percent of all passenger vehicles are forecasted to be EV by 2030.

Building An EV Produces 70% More Emissions Than ICE, Says Volvo

InsideEVs

The Swedish automaker compares how much it emits to make an XC40 versus a fully-electric C40 or XC40 Recharge

Quick Charge Podcast: November 20, 2021

Electrek

Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts , Spotify , TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. more… The post Quick Charge Podcast: November 20, 2021 appeared first on Electrek.

Mullen Five EV Promises Tesla Plaid Level Acceleration In LA

InsideEVs

It’s a premium electric crossover that has a claimed range of 325 miles, deliveries planned for 2024

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News: 2023 Nissan Ariya

Clean Fleet Report

All-New Premium Electric SUV. The Nissan Leaf is the best-selling electric vehicle in the world, but this sturdy compact sedan/hatchback no longer leads the electric way as it did a decade ago, taking a backseat to many newer, more powerful and longer-range range EVs.

First Look At The 2023 Toyota bZ4X In The U.S.

InsideEVs

Finally, an electric Toyota. Let's take a look

Fully Emission-Free Container Ship, Alaska Charging Station Corridor, Largest Battery All-Electric Double-Decker Motor Coach

EV Obssesion

Marine YARA TO START OPERATING THE WORLD’S FIRST FULLY EMISSION-FREE CONTAINER SHIP Electric Buses & Investments CARB approves $1.5

See Kia EV6 At The 2021 Los Angeles Auto Show

InsideEVs

It's almost here - the first units should arrive in Q1 2022

Revisiting Elon Musk’s 2018 Predictions On Tesla’s Market Cap

CleanTechnica

Originally posted on EVANNEX. By Charles Morris Elon Musk is not known for being conservative with his predictions, and once or twice, he’s been a little over-optimistic about timelines (we’re still eagerly awaiting the driverless New York–Los Angeles journey).

Tesla Installed 250,000 Powerwalls Globally

InsideEVs

It suggests that the latest 50,000 were installed within 6 months

Tesla Model A — The Tesla Mini Car We Want To See

CleanTechnica

Remember back in 2018 when Elon Musk tweeted that Tesla was working on a mini car that could “squeeze in an adult?” ” Sadly, a few years have passed and we have yet to see a mini Tesla EV come into production. But what would a Tesla mini car look like?

Watch Toyota Driver Fail In Unbelievably Weird Tesla Unplugging Event

InsideEVs

It's a true series of failures on all levels - moral, parking skills, charging results and even memory

Electric Everything Part 2: What I Missed In Part 1

CleanTechnica

Thanks to numerous comments on my first article, I am including many of the electric things I missed in my first version of “Electric Everything.” ” The smallest electric vehicle on the market these days may be the electric skateboard. This one is capable of speeds up to 34 mph!

Apple Moves Forward With EV Project, Targets 2025 Release

InsideEVs

Apple intends to launch an all-electric, self-driving car in just four years’ time - sooner than many expected

Ford Romance With Rivian Cools As Bromance With Volkswagen Heats Up

CleanTechnica

Ford is severing its partnership with Rivian while working more closely with Volkswagen. Cars Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Ford ford electric vehicles Ford MEB platform GlobalFoundries Jim Farley Rivian

First Look At The 2022 Ford E-Transit At Los Angeles Auto Show

InsideEVs

The market launch of the Ford E-Transit is just around the corner

EV Battery Supplies, New Lithium Deals, & Tesla Battery Progress — CleanTech Talk

CleanTechnica

In this episode of CleanTech Talk, RK Equity cofounder Howard Klein talked with me about what’s new in the EV battery market, current & future supply chain concerns, Tesla’s battery progress, and more.

New Lotus Type 132 SUV Teaser Gives Us A First Look At Its Interior

InsideEVs

This is the fourth tease coming from the British marque this month

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