Tue.Nov 01, 2022

Enevate and Lightning Motorcycles partner to commercialize extreme fast charging battery for electric motorcycle

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Enevate, a developer of a silicon-dominant composite anode material and high energy density batteries for electric vehicles (EVs) and other markets ( earlier post ), has partnered with Lightning Motorcycles to equip Lightning’s Strike Carbon motorcycle with Enevate’s EV-sized extreme fast charge advanced lithium-ion cells. As part of product validation, Lightning integrated a 24-kWh battery pack with Enevate technology into the Strike Carbon e-motorcycle.

Ram electric truck will lead in range and towing, company says

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The Ram Revolution BEV Concept, previewing a future electric Ram pickup truck, is due to debut in concept form at CES in Las Vegas in January, rather than originally planned at the LA Auto Show this month.

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Rice team develops plasmonic photocatalyst for one-step light-driven conversion of H2S to hydrogen and sulfur

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Rice University researchers and colleagues at Princeton and Syzygy Plasmonics have developed a plasmonic photocatalyst for the direct decomposition of hydrogen sulfide gas into hydrogen and sulfur, as an alternative to the industrial Claus process. A paper on the work appears in ACS Energy Letters.

2023 Mercedes EQE sedan costs $76,050, goes up to 305 miles

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Mercedes-Benz confirmed starting prices for the 2023 EQE electric sedan lineup that arrives at dealerships this fall. With its standard 90.6-kwh battery pack, the EQE 350+ will deliver 305 miles of range, according to EPA estimates cited by Mercedes-Benz but yet unconfirmed in official EPA listings.

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Wolfspeed to supply SiC technology for inverters for Jaguar Land Rover electric vehicles

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Jaguar Land Rover and Wolfspeed announced a strategic partnership for the supply of Silicon Carbide (SiC) semiconductors for next-generation electric vehicles, delivering increased powertrain efficiency and extended driving range. Under its Reimagine strategy, Jaguar Land Rover is transforming to an electric-first business, to become carbon net zero across its supply chain, products, services, and operations by 2039.

Report: Tesla Cybertruck production won’t ramp up until late 2023

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Tesla might not start mass production of the Cybertruck for more than a year, according a Tuesday report from Reuters, citing insiders.

NASA’s New Earth Space Mission maps methane ‘super-emitters’

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NASA’s Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation ( EMIT ) mission is mapping the prevalence of key minerals in the planet’s dust-producing deserts—information that will advance our understanding of airborne dust’s effects on climate. But EMIT has demonstrated another capability: detecting the presence of methane, a potent greenhouse gas.

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Port Of Long Beach clean air project receives $30.1M from DOT for zero-emissions cargo handling equipment

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The Port of Long Beach received a $30.1-million grant from the US Department of Transportation to deploy the nation’s largest fleet of manually operated, zero-emissions cargo handling equipment at a single marine terminal. The project will bring approximately 60 electric, human-operated yard tractors to Long Beach Container Terminal (LBCT). Aerial photo of Long Beach Container Terminal with two Cosco vessels at berth. The Port of Long Beach announced Friday it will receive a $30.1

Solar will become 10 times cheaper than gas in Europe – study

Electrek

It would be 10 times more expensive to operate gas-fired power plants in the long term than to build new solar PV capacity in Europe, according to a new study from Oslo-based energy research company Rystad Energy. more….

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NAPA aligns with Qmerit for EV charging solutions

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The National Automotive Parts Association LLC (NAPA) is collaborating with Qmerit, North America’s leading provider of installation services for EV charging and other electrification technologies. NAPA, with America’s largest network of parts and care, will be the first in the automotive aftermarket space to offer Qmerit’s turnkey EV charging installation services to buyers, providing a simple and seamless experience from the point of sale to the customer’s home or business.

NIO's two plants in Hefei temporarily halt production due to Covid, report says

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Since mid-October, NIO's production has started to face challenges due to Covid curbs, according to local media. The post NIO's two plants in Hefei temporarily halt production due to Covid, report says appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

BHP and Rio Tinto to collaborate on new tailings technology

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Global miners BHP and Rio Tinto have formed a partnership agreement to accelerate the development of technology that could significantly increase water recovery from mine tailings, and in turn reduce potential safety risks and environmental footprints associated with tailings storage facilities.

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Tesla gives FSD Beta demonstration to California DMV

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Tesla demonstrated Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta’s capabilities for California transportation officials on Wednesday, October 26, 2022. Tesla’s FSD Beta demonstration would give autonomous vehicle regulators a good basis for self-driving cars in the future. .

Gasoline is more expensive in blue states than in red states. How might that affect the upcoming elections?

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by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. This brief post examines the current differences between the prices of gasoline in blue and red states, and the possible influence of these differences on the upcoming elections. Blue states were defined as those states where, in 2020, Joe Biden won all or a majority of electoral votes (26 states); red states are those where Biden won no or a minority of electoral votes (25 states). The average prices of regular gasoline on October 24, 2022 came from AAA.

Tesla to send workers from Shanghai to California to help expand production, report says

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Tesla will send about 200 people from its Shanghai plant to Fremont for assignments that will last at least three months, according to Bloomberg. The post Tesla to send workers from Shanghai to California to help expand production, report says appeared first on CnEVPost.

Hitachi Astemo to provide inverters and motors to JATCO, which will supply e-Axles to Nissan battery-electric and e-POWER vehicles

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Hitachi Astemo, Ltd. will provide inverters and motors to JATCO, which will supply e-Axles to Nissan’s future e-POWER and battery electric vehicles. For Nissan’s electric axles, of which JATCO will be responsible as a Tier 1 systems integrator, Hitachi Astemo will deliver efficient, low-loss motors that use a square wire, as well as efficient inverters.

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SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket back in action after a three-year hiatus

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Update: The US Space Systems Command says that SpaceX’s first direct launch to geosynchronous orbit was a “simply outstanding” success, safely deploying several satellites more than 36,000 kilometers (~22,400 mi) above the Earth’s surface.

NIO confirms production at its plants affected by Covid curbs

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Production at NIO's plants is indeed affected by the Covid epidemic, which is affecting production and delivery schedules, local media quoted a company source as saying. The post NIO confirms production at its plants affected by Covid curbs appeared first on CnEVPost.

Tesla tries to replicate Giga Shanghai’s success in the US with Chinese engineers

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Tesla is looking to replicate the massive success that it achieved at Gigafactory Shanghai in the United States by bringing some of its Chinese engineers to help improve production at Fremont factory. more….

Bougouni: The lithium spodumene project gaining pace in West Africa

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Due to an increase in lithium demand, Kodal Minerals' Bougouni Project is set to capitalise on the value of this top 15 asset. The post Bougouni: The lithium spodumene project gaining pace in West Africa appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Could geothermal supply up to 50% of the world’s energy by 2050?

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Geothermal supplies just 0.4%

Jaguar Land Rover sees EV range gains with Formula E tech

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Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) will use Formula E racing tech to improve efficiency and range in future production electric vehicles, with a partnership announced Monday. North Carolina-based Wolfspeed will provide silicon carbide semiconductor tech in future EVs, the automaker confirmed.

Mercedes-Benz shares EQE pricing for US, starting below $75,000 with 305 miles of range

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About 14 months after officially unveiling its all-electric EQE sedan, Mercedes-Benz has shared US pricing before deliveries begin this fall. The EQE will come in three different versions, each with varying trims to choose from, starting at an MSRP of $74,900. Learn more below. more….

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Zeekr 009 MPV officially launched: Will feature CATL Qilin Battery, deliveries to begin in Jan 2023

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The Zeekr 009 MPV is available in two versions, with the highest-priced version powered by the CATL Qilin Battery with 140 kWh capacity and a CLTC range of 822 km. The post Zeekr 009 MPV officially launched: Will feature CATL Qilin Battery, deliveries to begin in Jan 2023 appeared first on CnEVPost.

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Tesla releases new Full Self-Driving Beta update with high-level changes

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Tesla is starting to release a new Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta software update that includes many high-level changes that should positively impact performance. more…. The post Tesla releases new Full Self-Driving Beta update with high-level changes appeared first on Electrek.

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XPeng G9 gets permit to conduct public road testing as robotaxi in Guangzhou

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The G9 becomes the first unmodified commercial vehicle to qualify for autonomous driving testing on designated public roads in China, laying the groundwork for XPeng's exploration of the robotaxi field.

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NIO EV deliveries climbed 174% YOY in October to 10,059 but fell from September

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Chinese EV leader NIO (NIO) reported 10,059 deliveries of its electric models in October 2022. Although NIO’s deliveries are up over 174% from October last year, it’s a slight dip from last month. A sign of what’s to come in the Chinese EV market?

ID.4 and ID.5: VW flags price parity with fossil fuel cars for its first EVs in Australia

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Volkswagen Australia says its first electric offerings - the ID.4 and ID.5 - will be priced broadly in line with their fossil fuel equivalents. The post ID.4 and ID.5: VW flags price parity with fossil fuel cars for its first EVs in Australia appeared first on The Driven. EV News

Zeekr delivers record 10,119 vehicles in Oct, up 22% from Sept

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This was up 22.27 percent from 8,276 units in September and up from 199 units in the month of the first deliveries last October. The post Zeekr delivers record 10,119 vehicles in Oct, up 22% from Sept appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. Zeekr Deliveries

Are these Ford custom EV builds dope or nope?

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Ford teamed up with aftermarket builders and parts makers to deliver three custom EV builds – one Mustang Mach-E and two F-150 Lightnings – at the 2022 Specialty Equipment Market Association ( SEMA ) show in Las Vegas.

Huawei-backed AITO delivers record 12,018 vehicles in Oct, up 18.5% from Sept

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This is the third consecutive month that AITO has delivered more than 10,000 vehicles, bringing cumulative deliveries since March to 57,777. The post Huawei-backed AITO delivers record 12,018 vehicles in Oct, up 18.5% from Sept appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

Another sorry tale of broken EV chargers and unrealistic range expectations

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Headwinds, inclines, an extra passenger and busted fast-chargers. Why we had to rely on a diesel powered tilt-truck to get our BYD Atto 3 extended range back home. The post Another sorry tale of broken EV chargers and unrealistic range expectations appeared first on The Driven.

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Li Auto delivers 10,052 vehicles in Oct, down 13% from Sept

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Li Auto delivered 10,052 vehicles in October, down 13 percent from September and up 31.42 percent from the same month last year. The post Li Auto delivers 10,052 vehicles in Oct, down 13% from Sept appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. Li Auto Deliveries

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EU and US discussing an exemption that would include EVs from European members in US tax credits

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The European Union has asked the United States to include EVs, batteries, and other sustainable products sold on US soil in federal tax credits, similar to benefits it currently offers its North American neighbors. According to a recent report, the US and EU are in discussions about what’s possible.

China EV deliveries: Messy October, will there be rebound next?

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Deutsche Bank analyst Edison Yu's team expects several new product cycles to drive sales up in November and December, and sales should also broadly benefit from NEV subsidies that expire at the end of the year. The post China EV deliveries: Messy October, will there be rebound next?

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Ford Essex plant reducing carbon footprint using the same tech that powers its EVs

Electrek

In an interesting plot twist, the same Ford plant used to make vehicle engines is now using the technology that powers EVs to reduce the facility’s carbon footprint. more…. The post Ford Essex plant reducing carbon footprint using the same tech that powers its EVs appeared first on Electrek.

Neta delivers 18,016 vehicles in Oct, flat from Sept

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From January to October, Neta's cumulative deliveries were 129,206 vehicles, up 160.84 percent from 49,534 vehicles in the same period last year. The post Neta delivers 18,016 vehicles in Oct, flat from Sept appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. Neta Deliveries