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LiveWire readies production version of S2 Del Mar electric motorcycle; reservations open

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LiveWire is opening reservations for the production version of the all-electric S2 Del Mar motorcycle, the first LiveWire model to feature the new ARROW architecture, and the first bike to sit next to the LiveWire ONE—the company’s flagship electric motorcycle. Earlier post.).

SpaceX has spent ~$80M on Starlink support for Ukraine thus far

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SpaceX has spent about $80 million on Starlink support in Ukraine since it started helping the country in its war with Russia. . The SpaceX CEO has received backlash recently for his Ukraine-Russia peace plan.

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Wisk unveils autonomous four-seat eVTOL air taxi; Generation 6

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Wisk Aero, an Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) company, revealed the first self-flying, all-electric, four-passenger vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) air taxi. As Wisk’s go-to-market aircraft, Generation 6 represents the first candidate for type certification by the FAA of an autonomous eVTOL.

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SpaceX on track for three launches from three pads in one week

Teslarati

SpaceX is on the cusp of launching three Falcon 9 rockets in a handful of days. Minor issues with two of the three missions, however, have complicated the already hard process of coordinating so many launches at the same time.

Purdue team develops thin-layer lightweight and ultrawhite paints for daytime radiative cooling

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The Purdue University researchers who created the world’s whitest paint ( earlier post ) have developed a new formulation that is thinner and lighter—ideal for radiating heat away from cars, trains and airplanes.

Tesla announces it’s moving away from ultrasonic sensors in favor of ‘Tesla Vision’

Electrek

Tesla announced today that it is moving away from using ultrasonic sensors in its suite of Autopilot sensors in favor of its camera-only “Tesla Vision” system. more….

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Sibanye-Stillwater increases its shareholding in Keliber to 84.96%

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South Africa-based mining and metals group Sibanye Stillwater has increased its effective shareholding in Keliber Oy to 84.96%. Earlier post.)

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BMW implementing modular production of axle carriers for all drive types at Dingolfing

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At its Dingolfing plant, the BMW Group is implementing a modular production system for chassis components to ensure even more flexibility in the production of different vehicle variants—whether all-electric, hybrid or classic combustion engine, whether all-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive.

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The Boring Company Vegas Loop plans revealed for the Westgate portion

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Last week, The Boring Company (TBC) submitted plans revealing the Vegas Loop’s route to Westgate. It contained diagrams showing a TBC tunnel leading to Westgate.

Rinnai and Toyota start exploring hydrogen-powered cooking methods

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Rinnai Corporation, a Japan-based multinational that manufactures gas appliances, and Toyota Motor Corporation, together with Woven Planet Holdings, have initiated collaborative efforts on a potentially ubiquitous new application of hydrogen for food preparation. Their shared goal is to contribute to carbon neutrality and popularize more sustainable approaches to cooking.

Deutsche Bank on China EV sales: Sept marks a transitional month

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"Fab 5 China EV sales came in mixed during September as product transitions and the supply chain hurt delivery volume," Edison Yu's team said. The post Deutsche Bank on China EV sales: Sept marks a transitional month appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

Chemours plans $200M investment to expand capacity and advanced technology for Nafion ion-exchange materials

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The Chemours Company is planning a $200-million investment to increase capacity and advance technology for its Nafion ion exchange materials to support the hydrogen economy. Accelerated climate ambitions and energy challenges have fast-tracked demand for hydrogen power and fuel cell technology.

Tesla (TSLA) stock falls on robot getting ridiculed as Elon Musk claims it’s misunderstood

Electrek

Tesla’s stock (TSLA) is free-falling today as its newly unveiled robot is getting ridiculed, but Elon Musk claims people don’t understand the value. more…. The post Tesla (TSLA) stock falls on robot getting ridiculed as Elon Musk claims it’s misunderstood appeared first on Electrek.

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Juniper: fuel cost savings from MaaS use to reach $10.8B by 2027; driven by rising cost of private vehicles

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A new study from Juniper Research has found MaaS (Mobility as a Service) will generate fuel cost savings of $10.8 billion by 2027 globally, increasing from $2.8 billion in 2022—a growth of 282%. The research anticipates these savings will be achieved by MaaS’ ability to reduce congestion by displacing private vehicle usage with public transport over MaaS platforms.

Tesla unveils ‘Cybertruck on Mars’ designs generated by its AI supercomputer

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Tesla has unveiled “Cybertruck on Mars” designs generated by its AI as part of a demonstration of its AI software stack running on its Dojo supercomputer. more…. The post Tesla unveils ‘Cybertruck on Mars’ designs generated by its AI supercomputer appeared first on Electrek.

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LanzaTech and Brookfield form strategic partnership with an initial $500M commitment; possible $500M more at agreed milestones

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LanzaTech, a company that transforms waste carbon into materials such as sustainable fuels, fabrics, packaging, and other products, announced a funding partnership with Brookfield Renewable, and its institutional partners, to co-develop and build new commercial-scale production plants that will employ LanzaTech’s CCT technology, which transforms captured carbon into valuable raw material commodities.

Renewables met 100% of the rise in global electricity demand in the first half of 2022

Electrek

Renewables met all of the rise in global electricity demand in the first half of 2022, preventing any growth in coal and gas generation, according to a new report published by London-based energy think tank Ember. . more….

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DOE awards $2.5M for R&D projects to accelerate advancements in lightweighting of passenger vehicles

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) has selected five industry-led research and development projects to address key technical challenges associated with the application of lightweight materials to improve the energy efficiency of electric vehicles. These projects will help decarbonize the transportation sector and enhance the infrastructure needed to support the growing adoption of zero-emission vehicles.

Tesla (TSLA) stock plunges as Elon Musk reportedly agrees to finally buy Twitter

Electrek

Tesla’s stock (TSLA) plunged this afternoon after it was reported that Elon Musk agreed to finally go through with his deal to buy Twitter. That means he won’t be buying back Tesla stocks. more….

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Chevy Bolt EV sales surge, as GM Ultium EVs trickle out

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Chevrolet Bolt EV and Bolt EUV sales surged in the third quarter, General Motors announced Monday in its quarterly update, while sales of newer EVs based on the Ultium architecture were just a trickle.

Without a grid upgrade, US electrification can’t go forward. This company is helping to fix it

Electrek

LineVision , based in Somerville, Massachusetts, provides “electric utilities with the real-time monitoring and analytics needed to accelerate the net zero grid.”

Tata Motors launches Tiago electric hatch priced at $16,000

The Driven EV News

Indian automotive giant launches first-ever EV hatch, hoping to capture a slice of the extremely competitive small – and low-cost – electric car market. The post Tata Motors launches Tiago electric hatch priced at $16,000 appeared first on The Driven. EV News

US lags other countries in chargers vs. registered EVs

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Widespread electric vehicle adoption depends on public charging—of all sorts, from overnight streetside or parking-garage connectors to road-trip fast-charging. Thus, the ratio of registered EVs to public charging connectors is important.

Automated cell sorting tech finds new life in old EV batteries

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Automated sorting system for spent EV batteries could help repurpose healthy cells. The post Automated cell sorting tech finds new life in old EV batteries appeared first on The Driven. Batteries EV News battery recycling battery research EV batteries second-life batteries

Review: 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 challenges Model 3 in range, revives sedans for the aero age

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Driving range, the flexibility of over-the-air updates, and the packaging advantages of a dedicated electric vehicle platform have long been advantages of Tesla and its Model 3.

Tesla Model Y joins EV hire fleet in Australia first

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Electric car hire companies are rushing to add EVs to fleets but just one has the latest entrant from Tesla - the Model Y. The post Tesla Model Y joins EV hire fleet in Australia first appeared first on The Driven. Electric Cars EV News car hire Evee Model Y Tesla

Georgia judge rejects tax break for Rivian electric truck plant

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A Georgia judge has rejected a proposed tax break for Rivian the automaker would have received as part of a deal to build a new factory in the state, the Associated Press reported Friday.

Elon Musk shares plans he has for Twitter

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After reports of Elon Musk decided to buy Twitter for the original price he agreed on, the CEO shared some plans he has for Twitter. He said that buying the social media platform is an accelerant to creating X, the everything app.

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ZenGUARD™: Improving lives through nanotechnology

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Zentek’s goal is to use its expertise in nanomaterials to improve lives after commercialising its advanced antimicrobial coating, ZenGUARD™. The post ZenGUARD™: Improving lives through nanotechnology appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Vermont is pioneering a ‘gas clunkers for EVs’ trade-in incentive program

Electrek

The state of Vermont has launched an incentive program that will help residents scrap and replace old gas cars with new or used eligible electric vehicles (EVs) or plug-in electric vehicles (PHEVs). more….

Novel solar energy harvesting system breaks efficiency record

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University of Houston researchers have developed a solar energy harvesting system that has the potential to generate solar power 24/7. The post Novel solar energy harvesting system breaks efficiency record appeared first on Innovation News Network. Energy Renewable Energy Solar Energy

Coffee up: Scientists tackle EV battery recycling with less waste

The Driven EV News

Caffeine extraction process can recycle EV batteries using less chemicals and secondary waste, new research says. The post Coffee up: Scientists tackle EV battery recycling with less waste appeared first on The Driven. Batteries EV News battery recycling battery research

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Rivian tax breaks, Chevrolet Bolt EV sales surge, public chargers vs. total EVs: Today’s Car News

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Rivian’s Georgia factory might have become a little more expensive. The U.S. has some work ahead to catch up with other countries in providing enough public charging. And GM cranks out Bolt EVs but is on a slow ramp with Ultium. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

Ford EV sales begin to outgrow ICE sales, lead by Mustang Mach-E

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Ford announced their sales statistics for September, and it is clear that the brand’s EV sales are outgrowing its ICE offerings. As anticipated and announced by Ford , sales in September were significantly impacted by inflationary issues and supply shortages.

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Ford triples EV sales YOY with strong Mustang Mach-E growth and gains 3.1% electric vehicle market share

Electrek

Ford released its September 2022 sales results Tuesday as the US automaker continues to see rising demand for its electric vehicles. Despite ongoing supply issues, Ford’s electric vehicle sales tripled (+197.3%) from last year, gaining 3.1%

Solar vehicle fans rejoice: Aptera begins solar-cell production

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Aptera has announced today that it has begun producing solar cells for its upcoming hyper-efficient EV. A critical part of Aptera’s hyper-efficient vehicle design is the implementation of solar cells that cover the vehicle.

EcoFlow Delta 2: Crazy recharge times and huge power in a portable power station [Video]

Electrek

Portable power stations are becoming more than just a battery – they are appliances that can augment a home. Beyond camping trips, they can help keep the lights on in emergencies, keep computer essentials on when the power goes out, and power backyard activities.