Thu.Aug 18, 2022

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Toyota Research Institute and Northwestern partner to accelerate new materials discovery with nanomaterial data factory; fuel cell catalysts first

Green Car Congress

Toyota Research Institute (TRI) and Northwestern University are collaborating to help accelerate new materials discovery, design and development with the world’s first nanomaterial “data factory.”. This AI-driven methodology goes beyond the traditional trial and error by exploring vast parameter sets, collecting data and then empowering AI to search the materials genome to find the best materials for a given application.

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Acura Precision EV Concept suggests a driver-driven duality in its future electric vehicles

Green Car Reports

Acura has revealed the Precision EV Concept, which shows a shift in design priorities for Honda's luxury brand as it enters its own electric and automated-driving era. The concept, which made its debut as part of Monterey auto-enthusiast events this week, was created at Acura’s LA design studio and is the next big future-design statement.

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Acura unveils all-new electrified ARX-06 race car

Green Car Congress

Acura Motorsports released the first official images and details for the all-new, electrified Acura ARX-06 prototype sports car, which will make its competition debut next January at the Rolex 24 at Daytona. The latest in a line of successful Acura endurance racing prototypes, the ARX-06 features Acura-specific bodywork and aerodynamics based around an all-new ORECA LMDh chassis which utilizes an electrified hybrid power unit featuring an equally new, bespoke twin-turbocharged direct injection 2

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Tesla Supercharger network ranks highest in customer satisfaction, finds J.D. Power

Green Car Reports

The Tesla Supercharger network was the first comprehensive DC fast-charging network in the United States, and it remains the best in terms of customer satisfaction, according to a new J.D. Power study. The Supercharger network scored 739 out of a possible 1,000 points, making it the only DC fast-charging network to score higher than the industry.

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How serious is Norway about climate change? So much that its streetlights self-dim

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Production version of 1,914 hp electric Rimac Nevera to make US debut in Monterey

Green Car Congress

The production version of the 1,914hp all-electric Rimac Nevera will make its US debut at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering during Monterey Car Week on Friday, August 19. The unveiling follows the start of production and the delivery of car #001 to the first customer—the 2016 F1 World Champion and sustainability entrepreneur, Nico Rosberg earlier this month.

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Acura confirms ZDX name for brand’s first electric vehicle—and Type S performance version

Green Car Reports

Acura has confirmed that it will bring back a badge it’s used once before for its upcoming American-built electric SUV, due in 2024. The Acura ZDX EV is set to be the first model from the brand to follow the design direction previewed in the Precision EV Concept the brand showed for the first time Thursday. The ZDX badge was originally used.

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Report: EVE Energy deal with BMW confirms pivot to cylindrical batteries—perhaps Tesla 4680 format

Green Car Reports

BMW is poised to begin its shift to cylindrical EV battery cells by partnering with China's EVE Energy, Automotive News (subscription required) reported recently. EVE has signed contracts to be BMW's primary supplier of battery cells in Europe for a new line of EVs debuting in 2025, according to the report, which cited anonymous sources familiar.

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Dodge unveils its first electrified performance vehicle: Dodge Hornet R/T PHEV

Green Car Congress

Dodge unveiled the all-new 2023 Dodge Hornet compact SUV in R/T and GT trims with a lineup of multi-energy powertrains. The Dodge Hornet R/T PHEV, representing the brand’s first electrified performance vehicle, delivers 285-plus horsepower and 383 ft-lb (519 N·m) of torque. 2023 Dodge Hornet GT. The R/T features a 1.3-liter turbocharged all-aluminum engine, part of the Stellantis Global Small Engine (GSE) family, which includes exclusive third-generation MultiAir technology that improves

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Tesla (TSLA) confirms plan to launch electricity retail business in Texas

Electrek

Tesla has confirmed its plan to launch a new electricity retail business in Texas through a new job posting for a role overseeing the new business unit. more…. The post Tesla (TSLA) confirms plan to launch electricity retail business in Texas appeared first on Electrek.

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BMW M GmbH begins road testing for innovative high-performance electric drive and chassis control systems

Green Car Congress

BMW M GmbH has begun first test drives with a prototype for innovative high-performance electric drive and chassis control systems. The concept testing focuses on a four-wheel drive system comprising four electric motors and an integrated driving dynamics control system. With the completely new drive concept, BMW M GmbH is underscoring its development expertise and, therefore, also its ability to transfer the essence of the letter M into the world of locally emission-free mobility.

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Faurecia and Accenture partner on products and services for connected and autonomous vehicles

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“Buying an EV in Australia is like winning the lottery”

The Driven EV News

Electric Vehicle Council CEO Behyad Jafari says it is so hard to buy an electric vehicle in Australia that it is akin to winning the lottery. The post “Buying an EV in Australia is like winning the lottery” appeared first on The Driven.

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Ford F-150 Lightning customers to receive 250 kWh of complimentary ultra-fast charging at Electrify America charging stations

Green Car Congress

Ford F-150 Lightning owners receive 250 kilowatt-hours of complimentary charging through FordPass Rewards at Electrify America ultra-fast charging stations to kick-start their electric vehicle experience with Ford. This included charging benefit is available solely to F-150 Lightning retail customers. Standard pricing for Electrify America DC fast charging varies by location; in California, the Guest & Pass Members price is $0.43/kWh.

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Tesla’s virtual power plant had its first event helping the grid – looks like the future

Electrek

Tesla’s virtual power plant in California had its first emergency response event helping the grid by pooling power from Powerwall owners around the state. The event appears to have been a success as the distributed power plant looks like the future. more…. The post Tesla’s virtual power plant had its first event helping the grid – looks like the future appeared first on Electrek.

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Hydro’s Slovalco plant to halt primary aluminum production due to high electricity prices

Green Car Congress

Hydro’s majority-owned Slovalco aluminum facility in Slovakia has decided to close the primary aluminum production at the plant. The closure will be completed by the end of September 2022. The decision to terminate primary aluminum production at Slovalco comes in response to adverse framework conditions and high electricity prices, which show no signs of improvement in the short term.

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ExxonMobil announces 6th oil discovery offshore Guyana with Ranger-1; Guyana may move from non-producer to regional powerhouse

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Nuclear Energy Brinkmanship in Ukraine

Cars That Think

A battle of nerves and steel is raging at Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, which Russia captured in March. Russian forces use the Zaporizhzhia plant as a safe haven for troops and equipment , including artillery that is shelling Ukrainian-held territory directly across the Dnipro River. Ukraine is launching a counteroffensive to retake occupied territory, including Zaporizhzhia.

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NHTSA early estimates show record increase in traffic fatalities nationwide

Green Car Congress

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that 9,560 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes in the first quarter of 2022. This is an increase of about 7% as compared to the 8,935 fatalities projected for the same quarter in 2021. This would be the highest number of first-quarter fatalities since 2002. Preliminary data reported by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) shows that vehicle miles traveled (VMT) in the first 3 months of 2022 increased by about 40.2

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NIO ET5 said to be available in showrooms from early September

CN EV Post

The interior of the NIO ET5 will be officially available to consumers in early September, and orders are expected to start being locked in by then, local media said. The post NIO ET5 said to be available in showrooms from early September appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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SpaceX’s next-gen Starship rocket wins first satellite launch contract

Teslarati

SpaceX’s next-generation Starship rocket has secured its first satellite launch contract. On August 18th, Japanese satellite operator Sky Perfect JSAT announced that it selected SpaceX’s Starship rocket to launch its Superbird-9 satellite to a geostationary transfer orbit (GTO) as early as 2024. It isn’t the first time that SpaceX or another company has floated the possibility of using Starship to launch paying customers’ satellites, but Sky Perfect JSAT appears to have b

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Far-off-futuristic Lincoln Model L100 Concept EV is racy-looking but detached from driving

Green Car Reports

Ford’s Lincoln luxury brand has not been particularly known for radical automotive designs. But the Model L100 Concept—named after the 1922 Model L and in celebration of the brand’s 100th anniversary—shows that the brand is thinking about a dramatically different kind of luxury car in the future. The Lincoln Model L100.

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VW: If we had fuel standards today, we could bring in electric cars tomorrow

The Driven EV News

VW Australia boss says fuel emissions standards will unlock the supply of EVs in Australia - almost immediately. The post VW: If we had fuel standards today, we could bring in electric cars tomorrow appeared first on The Driven.

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20 Teams to Compete for $10M Telerobot XPrize

Cars That Think

Ideally, autonomous robots would be capable enough to do everything we wanted them to do, and lots of people are working very hard towards that goal. Annoyingly, though, humans are extremely capable, and with the exception of tasks that require a very specific combination of strength or speed or precision, having a human in the loop is still a good way of making sure that you get the job done.

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NIO releases first major software update for ET7 after delivery

CN EV Post

The NIO ET7 will receive the NIO OS Banyan 1.1.0 CN software update, bringing more than 60 feature additions and optimizations. The post NIO releases first major software update for ET7 after delivery appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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Rambler Canada’s billion-pound copper mine about to show its metal

Innovation News Network

Rambler’s high-grade copper-gold mine is poised for take-off, both operationally and through its expansion and exploration potential. The post Rambler Canada’s billion-pound copper mine about to show its metal appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Can Enthusiasm About Electric Vehicles Trigger Global Growth?

CleanTechnica EVs

As the global economy emerges from the disruptions of the Covid-19 pandemic, EVs are a growth driver and are projected to have potential for an extraordinary economic impact.

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Acura unveils Acura Precision EV concept, brand’s first EV SUV coming in 2024

Electrek

Acura is releasing its first EV SUV, the Acura Precision EV Concept. The EV SUV debuted at the Monterey Car Week today, and Acura confirms it will be arriving in 2024. more…. The post Acura unveils Acura Precision EV concept, brand’s first EV SUV coming in 2024 appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla Model Y leads Europe’s D-SUV segment in 1H22

Teslarati

Elon Musk has been pretty open about the idea of the Tesla Model Y eventually being the world’s best-selling car, first by revenue and later by volume. The Model Y certainly seems to be having a lot of momentum, with the vehicle recently topping Europe’s D-SUV segment in the first half of 2022. Europe’s D-SUV segment is competitive, with established players like the BMW X3 and the Mercedes-Benz GLC being mainstays.

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Tesla Semi reservations closed, new details released ahead of launch

Electrek

Tesla has stopped taking reservations for the upcoming Tesla Semi, which is slated to release later this year. In addition, it has updated its site with new specs, pictures, and video of the electric semi truck. more…. The post Tesla Semi reservations closed, new details released ahead of launch appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla looks to ensure local suppliers’ production amid China’s power cuts

Teslarati

Tesla’s Gigafactory Shanghai currently gets a lot of its supply from local companies, but amidst China’s power cuts in Sichuan province, some suppliers are at risk of having their lights turned off. Fortunately, it appears that Tesla has some support from the Shanghai government to help the company ensure its local suppliers’ production.

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Italy’s EV Market Losing Steam In 2022 — A Long-Term Trend?

CleanTechnica EVs

Originally published on opportunity:energy. Italy’s auto market is at a crossroads. While most European markets continued seeing EV growth through the first six months of 2022, albeit in an overall subdued automotive economy, the Bel Paese was victim of a self-inflicted wound, as the Italian government struggled for months before launching an overdue fiscal package […].

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How cobalt is powering the conversion to green technologies

Innovation News Network

The Cobalt Institute showcases the metal’s essential role in developing future green technologies. Governments and organisations around the world invest in green technologies, aiming to become carbon neutral in the most efficient way. Electric mobility is part of the solution to tackling climate change and building a green economy. Cobalt is a raw material that […].

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VW will only sell EVs in Norway as of 2024 – but it has to, like everyone else

Electrek

Volkswagen says it will only sell EVs in Norway as soon as 2024, which is ahead of regulations forcing the German automaker to do so. But this is likely something that is happening naturally in the market and every automaker is going to have to follow. more…. The post VW will only sell EVs in Norway as of 2024 – but it has to, like everyone else appeared first on Electrek.

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EV tax credit eligibility, Dodge electric muscle car, Tesla Supercharging win, Acura EV concept: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Dodge goes loud-and-proud with its electric muscle car. Tesla tops a study of the charging experience. Acura shows how its design draws out in EVs. Evidence mounts for BMW shifting its battery strategy. And we distill the list of eligible vehicles for the EV tax credit down to a very few. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. The IRS has.

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Video: Electric DeLorean Wows at Pebble Beach Concours

CleanTechnica EVs

DeLorean Motors Reimagined debuts its production Alpha5 EV at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance!

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Tesla Destination, Tesla Supercharger Stations Rank Highest In J.D. Power Charging Study

Electric Cars Report

The growth of electric vehicle sales during the past year has been remarkable but has added stress to an already beleaguered public vehicle charging infrastructure. In this growth spurt, owners in high EV volume markets like California, Texas and Washington, for instance, are finding the charging infrastructure inadequate and plagued with non-functioning stations.

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