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ArcelorMittal, Gestamp successfully trial low-carbon emissions steel in car parts

Green Car Congress

ArcelorMittal and Tier 1 automotive supplier Gestamp have successfully trialed the use of low-carbon emissions steel for use in car parts that will ultimately be used in the production of vehicles in Spain and throughout Europe.

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Study: Mercedes EQS and Kia EV6 top gas vehicles in appeal

Green Car Reports

Two EVs outranked gasoline vehicles in their respective segments in a recent J.D. Power customer-appeal study. The Mercedes-Benz EQS was the highest-ranked "large premium car" in J.D.

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TU Eindhoven students develop EV that captures CO? while driving

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TU Eindhoven student team TU/ecomotive has developed a sustainable electric passenger car that captures carbon dioxide while driving. It is a prototype, called Zem, that purifies the air through a special filter. By storing the captured CO?

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Cadillac reveals Celestiq show car, previewing an electric flagship

Green Car Reports

Cadillac on Friday pulled the wraps off its Celestiq show car, confirming the look of a future hand-built electric flagship sedan. The concept car, GM says, is inspired by GM’s 120-year heritage and will continue to be developed toward production.

General Fusion receives two funding awards from DOE to advance Magnetized Target Fusion technology

Green Car Congress

The US Department of Energy has selected General Fusion for two new funding awards through the Office of Fusion Energy Science’s Innovation Network for Fusion Energy (INFUSE) program. The awards will advance Magnetized Target Fusion (MTF) technology for use in commercial fusion power plants through collaboration with the Savannah River National Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

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Robot charging station could help disabled drivers, charge robotaxi fleets in the future

Green Car Reports

Ford has developed a prototype robotic charging station, which the automaker is initially pitching as an aid to disabled drivers.

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Airbus to test CFM open-fan engine on A380 testbed

Green Car Congress

The open fan architecture is a key component of aero engine maker CFM International’s “Revolutionary Innovation for Sustainable Engines” (RISE) technology development program ( earlier post ), which aims to demonstrate and mature a range of new technologies for future engines that could enter service by the mid-2030s.

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Airbus launches flight test program to characterize composition of hydrogen contrails; Blue Condor

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Airbus UpNext, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Airbus, has revealed a flight test program to study the contrails produced by a hydrogen combustion engine as part the Company’s ZEROe roadmap.

Tesla finishes Model Y production line upgrade at Shanghai plant, report says

CN EV Post

After all the upgrades are completed, the annual production capacity of Tesla Giga Shanghai will be expanded to about 1.1-1.2 million units, according to local media. The post Tesla finishes Model Y production line upgrade at Shanghai plant, report says appeared first on CnEVPost.

Alpine 100% electric A110 E-ternité prototype debuts at French Formula 1 Grand Prix; batteries fore and aft

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The 100% electric A110 E-ternité prototype had its world premiere at the French Formula 1 Grand Prix. A rolling laboratory, the A110 E-ternité is an open-top car which maintains Alpine’s agility with a lightness unequalled for an electric car in this segment.

BYD launches Yuan Plus EV in Costa Rica

CN EV Post

The model's name in Costa Rica is the same as the Chinese version, unlike in other markets where the name Atto 3 is used. The post BYD launches Yuan Plus EV in Costa Rica appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. BYD BYD Yuan Plus

TAE Technologies exceeds fusion reactor performance goals by 250% as company closes $250M round; $1.2B to date

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After achieving temperatures greater than 75 million degrees Celsius and demonstrating unmatched real-time control of plasma with its fifth-generation fusion research reactor, Norman, TAE Technologies has secured strategic and institutional investments to fund the construction of its next research reactor, the sixth-generation Copernicus.

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Ford robotic charging, Cadillac Celestiq, Kia and Mercedes top EV appeal: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

GM’s luxury brand previews its flagship model. Ford is ready to push a robotic charging system out for broader use. And not all EVs stumble on the early ownership experience—Mercedes and Kia have models that buck the trend. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

Ford sources battery capacity and raw materials for 600K EV annual run rate by late 2023, 2M by end of 2026; adding LFP

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Ford announced a series of initiatives for sourcing battery capacity and raw materials that light a clear path to reach its targeted annual run rate of 600,000 electric vehicles by late 2023 and more than 2 million by the end of 2026.

CATL chief scientist says energy dense M3P batteries are already in production, debut next year


Following reports out of China earlier this month, battery behemoth CATL has confirmed the production of its M3P batteries that will deliver next year. Although the chemistry may be similar, CATL has said the M3P batteries vary from Lithium Manganese Iron Phosphate (LMFP) cells. more….

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DOE announces $96M in funding for advancing clean vehicle technologies

Green Car Congress

The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced a $96-million funding opportunity (Fiscal Year 2022 Vehicle Technologies Office Program Wide Funding Opportunity Announcement) to support decarbonizing the domestic transportation sector. The funding will focus on expanding electric vehicle (EV) charging accessibility, create cleaner non-road vehicles through electrification and the use of alternative fuels, and develop electric drive components and materials to maximize EV efficiency and affordability.

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We Like the Massachusetts Climate Bill. The Governor Must Sign It.

Green Energy Consumers

On Thursday, the Massachusetts House and Senate both passed a major new climate bill, An Act Driving Clean Energy and Offshore Wind. The legislation now goes to Governor Baker for signature.

Ford, Rio Tinto sign MOU for battery and low-carbon materials supply to support net-zero future

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Ford Motor Company and Rio Tinto have signed a non-binding global memorandum of understanding (MOU) jointly to develop more sustainable and secure supply chains for battery and low-carbon materials to be used in Ford vehicles. The multi-materials partnership will support the transition toward a net-zero future by supplying Ford with materials including lithium, low-carbon aluminum and copper.

Li Auto warns of fraudulent digital currency, NFT offerings after NIO

CN EV Post

Li Auto said the company has not issued any digital currencies or NFT digital collections to the public. The post Li Auto warns of fraudulent digital currency, NFT offerings after NIO appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. Li Auto

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Mercedes DRIVE PILOT: Level 3 luxury, coming soon to US


Mercedes brought us out to Stuttgart, Germany this week to check out the latest developments in their DRIVE PILOT Level 3 autonomous software and hardware. After testing other beta autonomy products, I found Mercedes’ latest software/hardware bundle to be quite…relaxing. more….

Xiaomi poaches ex-Wuling marketing exec who rose to fame with Mini EV hit

CN EV Post

Zhou Xing, formerly vice president of the sales arm of SAIC-GM-Wuling, will join Xiaomi Auto as head of marketing in August. The post Xiaomi poaches ex-Wuling marketing exec who rose to fame with Mini EV hit appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. Xiaomi Mini EV

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Researchers improve understanding of the electronic structure of graphite

Innovation News Network

Researchers from the Institute for Molecular Science in Okazaki, strive to understand the electronic structure of graphite by analysing its surface state using a newly developed photoelectron spectroscopy machine combined with an electron microscope.

SpaceX and Mattel partner to create rocket ship toys to encourage tapping into your inner space explorer


SpaceX and Mattel are partnering to create new rocket ship toys for children. Fast Company noted that the announcement came on the anniversary of the first time humans walked on the moon. Mattel noted that it will begin releasing SpaceX-inspired toys under its Matchbox brand in 2023.

New state of matter designed to prevent errors in quantum computers

Innovation News Network

A consortium of researchers from the University of British Columbia (UBC), Quantinuum, and New York’s Flatiron Institute has demonstrated a phase of matter that could potentially resolve errors occurring in quantum computers.

Personnel shakeups continue as Volkswagen America CEO leaves to head up Scout EV brand


The game of musical CEO chairs continues on at Volkswagen Group as yet another executive is leaving their current post to lead a different marque.

Ford secures 100% annual battery cell capacity to support 600k EV run rate for late 2023


Ford is looking to achieve a 600K EV run rate for 2023. To achieve this goal, the veteran automaker has added battery chemistries and secured contracts to deliver 60 gigawatt hours (GWh) of annual battery capacity for its EV production ramp.

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Florida’s EV chargers are about to double in number, with 6,000+ on the way


Auckland, New Zealand-based Invisible Urban Charging (IUC), which offers “end-to-end charging as a service,” is going to roll out more than 6,000 EV chargers in Florida, mostly at commercial sites and parking lots. more….

Tesla keeps Dogecoin holdings following sale of Bitcoin


Tesla’s cryptocurrency investments in Bitcoin and Dogecoin have been widely talked about since the automaker invested in the coins over the past year and a half. After revealing it offloaded a majority of its Bitcoin holdings, questions remained regarding Tesla’s investment in Doge.

Pecron E3000 review: A portable power station so massive it comes with a hand cart


When I’m planning on an afternoon at the park and want to bring some extra power with me, I opt for a smaller portable power station. But when I want to know that I’ve got a huge amount of capacity for powering large devices or holing up after a storm, I want one of the big boys.

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Cadillac officially unveils the CELESTIQ show car


General Motors brand Cadillac unveiled its CELESTIQ show car, an a new battery electric car is the company’s “vision of innovation and purpose that previews the brand’s future handcrafted and all-electric flagship sedan.”

Tesla (TSLA) is surging and the shorts are hurting


Tesla’s stock (TSLA) is surging following its Q2 2022 financial results, and the shorts are hurting on what is surprisingly still the most betted against company in the world. more…. The post Tesla (TSLA) is surging and the shorts are hurting appeared first on Electrek.

Volkswagen’s Diess plans to resign from CEO role at the end of August


Volkswagen AG CEO Herert Diess has reportedly informed the company that he plans to leave at the end of August, a new report from German media outlet n-tv said. Volkswagen’s board reportedly has agreed with Diess in terms of the departure, the report suggests.

Tesloid’s new Camping Tent is designed perfectly for your Model Y [Save 10%]


If you’re looking to take your next adventure with your Tesla, popular accessory maker Tesloid is out with a new Camping Tent designed specifically for the Model Y. Tesloid’s Camping Tent features a practical and compact design tailored specifically to the dimensions of the Model Y.

Crazy high-speed police chase crash involving 6 SDPD vehicles & a bystander’s Tesla


In a scene straight out of a movie, the owner of a Tesla was a bystander whose vehicle was unexpectedly impacted by a wild high-speed chase. The chase led to the Tesla, 6 San Deigo Police Department vehicles, and the stolen truck being crashed. The chase lasted around 15 minutes.

Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess is stepping down, Porsche’s Blume to take over


Surprising news has emerged out of Germany today, as Volkswagen Group chairman and CEO Herbert Diess has announced he is stepping down from this position at the company and will be replaced by Porsche AG CEO Oliver Blume. more….

EVx 2022: Discover EV charging solutions available through the Petronas Setel app – 10% off merchandise –

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If you’re a current EV owner or plan to buy one in the future, the Electric Vehicle Expo (EVx) 2022 is where you’ll want to be this weekend to. Read more.

Tesla Semi electric truck with impressive artwork spotted on the highway


A Tesla Semi electric truck with some impressive artwork was spotted on the highway. Based on its location, it looks like Tesla is putting the electric truck to work in its own operations. more….

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