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Volkswagen Group, Siemens invests $450M in Electrify America

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The Volkswagen Group and Siemens are investing $450 million in Electrify America, with a post-money valuation of $2.45 billion.

Rivian deploys first DC fast chargers as part of Adventure Network for electric trucks

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Rivian on Monday announced the first three DC fast-charging sites for its Adventure Network supporting the R1T electric pickup truck and forthcoming R1S electric SUV. The three sites open in California and Colorado this week, Rivian said in a press release.

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Rolls-Royce to develop mtu hydrogen electrolyzer and invest in Hoeller Electrolyzer

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Rolls-Royce is entering the hydrogen production market and acquiring a 54% majority stake in electrolysis stack specialist Hoeller Electrolyzer. The Hoeller technology will form the basis of a new range of mtu electrolyzer products from the Rolls-Royce Power Systems division.

With Siemens investment, Electrify America gets its first boost beyond the original plan

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Electrify America on Tuesday announced that it has raised $450 million, marking its first expansion beyond the charging network's original funding plan. The total includes a "low triple-digit" amount from German conglomerate Siemens, Electrify America said in a press release.

Hyliion and Cummins optimizing Cummins ISX12N natural gas engine as generator for Hypertruck ERX powertrain

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Hyliion and Cummins are partnering to optimize the Cummins natural gas engine as the generator for the Hyliion Hypertruck ERX powertrain ( earlier post ). The Hyliion Hypertruck ERX is an electric range extender semi-truck powertrain solution using onboard power generation to recharge the batteries.

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Union technicians strike Mercedes-Benz of San Diego

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At least 34 union auto technicians at Mercedes-Benz of San Diego went on strike as the two sides negotiate a new contract. Technicians from the International Association of Machinists and. Read more.

Impact Clean Power to build gigafactory in Poland

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Poland-based Impact Clean Power Technology S.A. ICPT ), a manufacturer of battery systems for transportation, robotics and stationary energy storage in Europe, has begun construction of GigafactoryX. The investment will boost the company’s production capacity to up to 5 GWh per year, up from its current 1 MWh per day. Battery systems will be based on lithium-ion cells using LTO, LFP and NMC chemistries. The start of production is planned for 2024.

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Faraday Institution predicts demand for 10 UK gigafactories by 2040, each producing 20 GWh per year

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In an update to a 2020 study, the Faraday Institution predicts that there will be demand for ten UK-based gigafactories (large, high volume battery manufacturing facilities) by 2040, each producing 20 GWh per year of batteries.

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Aqua superPower turns on its first marine fast charger in US


Marine fast charging network Aqua superPower has expanded overseas into the US, beginning operations of its first marine fast charger in Lake Tahoe, California.

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Volkswagen selects China-based LEAD for European gigafactory battery manufacturing equipment

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Wuxi Lead Intelligent Equipment Co., LEAD) announced that it has been contracted by Volkswagen to supply battery manufacturing equipment for Salzgitter, accounting for more than 65% of the total equipment quantity for that 20 GWh gigafactory.

Citi trims Tesla (TSLA) estimates as Wall Street tempers Q2 expectations


As Tesla ( NASDAQ:TSLA ) approaches the end of the second quarter, Citi Research analyst Itay Michaeli has cut his forecasts for the company. In a note on Tuesday evening, the Citi analyst updated his model to reflect headwinds from Tesla’s business in China.

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Leclanché advances safety of its Li-ion batteries with no compromise to cell performance; new electrolyte additive

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Leclanché reports a significant breakthrough in the safety of its lithium-ion batteries without compromising cell performance. By adding a special fire-retardant additive to its electrolyte formula composition, Leclanché has lowered the risk of a thermal event by close to 80%.

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Tesla Model 3 Uber driver doubles tips and sees big gas savings after ditching Camry


Tesla’s electric vehicles are becoming a big hit among Uber drivers. One driver, Heidi Barnes from California, recently noted that she has more than doubled her tips since she ditched her Toyota Camry for a Tesla Model 3.

Turntide Technologies launches Turntide Electrification, focused on commercial vehicle electrification

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Turntide Technologies is launching Turntide Electrification , a suite of world-class battery and powertrain components made to decarbonize commercial and industrial transport segments including, off-highway vehicles, autonomous guided vehicles, construction, trucks and buses, marine, and passenger rail.

Tesla Giga Texas’ Model Y production is hitting its stride: report


It appears that Tesla’s Model Y production ramp in Gigafactory Texas is moving along well. As per recent reports, Tesla’s newest electric vehicle production facility has reportedly ramped its output to thousands of vehicles per week.

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Renault Group and Atos launch service to collect large-scale manufacturing data and accelerate Industry 4.0

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Renault Group and Atos have launched ID@scale (Industrial Data @ Scale), a new service for industrial data collection to support manufacturing companies in their digital journey towards Industry 4.0. ID@S” (Industrial Data @ Scale) will allow manufacturers to collect and structure data from industrial equipment at scale to improve operational excellence and product quality.

LG Energy Solution is re-evaluating its $1.3B battery plant investment in Arizona


As a result of unprecedented economic conditions, South Korean battery manufacturer LG Energy Solution Ltd. LGES) is reportedly reevaluating a $1.3 billion investment plan for a factory in Arizona.

MHI invests in Electric Hydrogen to accelerate efforts to produce clean hydrogen at scale

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. MHI) has invested in Electric Hydrogen (EH2), a clean hydrogen startup headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts, to support its efforts in developing cost-competitive, fossil-free hydrogen. The investment was part of a $198-million financing. Through this investment, MHI aims to strengthen and diversify its hydrogen value chain, advance its energy transition business, and act on its commitment toward global carbon neutrality goals.

Tesla Semi helps install prefab Superchargers at Laguna Seca


The Tesla Semi is expected to start limited production next year, as per previous comments by CEO Elon Musk. But even before the Class 8 all-electric truck enters production, the vehicle is already being used by the company to help in some of its projects.

Tesla ramps up Gigafactory Texas to thousands of units per week, adds new Model Y version


Tesla has managed to ramp up production at Gigafactory Texas to thousands of units per week, adding production of the Model Y Long Range on top of the Standard Range version. more….

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Texas Rep. asks Elon Musk to work with gov’t to improve the US’ power grid


Troy Nehls, a U.S. Representative for Fort Bend County, Texas, wrote a letter asking Tesla CEO Elon Musk to work with government officials to strengthen the United States’ power grids and ensure their long-term resiliency and affordability.

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VTOMAN Jump 1500 expandable power station review: More battery for less money


When it comes to portable power stations, I’m inclined to say that the ability to store and carry with you a significant amount of energy is priceless. But of course these days you can put a price tag on nearly anything.

SpaceX completes 35th Falcon 9 launch in 33 weeks


SpaceX has successfully launched the SES-22 communications satellite to a geostationary transfer orbit, ending the first half of 2022 with 27 orbital launches under its belt.

A Swedish firm is about to build the world’s largest single offshore wind farm


Stockholm-based wind farm and solar developer OX2 has applied for a permit to build a massive 5.5 gigawatt (GW) offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea. If approved, it will be the largest single offshore wind farm in the world. more….

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Tesla Model Y welcomed by Kansas PD, expected to give cost savings


In a recent press release, the Leawood Police Department in Kansas announced that it had acquired a Tesla Model Y Long Range for its fleet. The vehicle would be used as one of the Leawood PD’s patrol cars. The Model Y has already been painted in the Leawood PD’s black and white colors.

Greenworks’ 48V 17-inch electric lawn mower falls to $210.50, more in New Green Deals


Are you still using gas and oil to mow the yard? Well, it’s time to switch it up and go green when doing lawn chores. Today, you can pick up the , while it normally goes for up to $300.

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Tesla Megapack batteries are starting to live up to their promise


When Tesla unveiled the Megapack, the company positioned it as a battery that had the potential to render traditional coal and gas-fired peaker plants obsolete. Since their introduction in 2019, Tesla Megapacks have been deployed across the globe, and they are starting to live up to their promise.

Tern NBD launched as latest high-quality urban electric bike ‘small in size, big on features’


Tern’s electric bicycles have become synonymous with quality, a reputation that has been earned over several years of high-performing e-bikes.

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New NHTSA chief pledges to scrutinize driver-assist systems like Tesla Autopilot


Steven Cliff, who was confirmed as the new head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) last month, recently stated that the agency would be intensifying its efforts to understand the risks and benefits posed by automated driver-assist technologies like Tesla Autopilot.

Tesla lets go of hundreds of Autopilot data labelers as it closes San Mateo office


Tesla has laid off about 200 people working at its San Mateo offices as it closes the location. Most of the employees were working as Autopilot data labelers – a critical project for Tesla to achieve self-driving capability. more….

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MG to launch MG4 electric hatchback by end 2022

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MG Motor announces new MG4 electric hatchback, the first MG model based on the new Modular Scalable Platform (MSP). The post MG to launch MG4 electric hatchback by end 2022 appeared first on The Driven. Electric Cars EV News electric hatchback MG mg4

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Tesla 4680 cell: Samsung is building a pilot production line to build the new battery


Samsung SDI is reportedly setting up a new pilot production line to build 4680 battery cells for Tesla. It will be the third manufacturer to try to secure a volume contract to supply Tesla with the new battery cell format. more….

Group 1 sells Hyundai dealership; Ken Garff Automotive buys Subaru store

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Ken Garff Automotive adds Subaru dealership, oldest in the nation Expanding Ken Garff Automotive Group, a privately owned retailer in Salt Lake City, bolstered its Utah presence with the acquisition. Read more.

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US-based Volcon to unveil all-electric four-seater UTV later this week, releases teaser photo


The nascent electric UTV industry is set to get another interesting offering later this week when Volcon (Nasdaq: VLCN) unveils its long-awaited Stag UTV. more…. The post US-based Volcon to unveil all-electric four-seater UTV later this week, releases teaser photo appeared first on Electrek.

Redesigned Infiniti QX80 to introduce new design language

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Infiniti’s current design language can be traced back to the Essence concept of 2009, but a new look is planned and we’ll see it first on a QX80 Monograph concept. Read more. The post Redesigned Infiniti QX80 to introduce new design language appeared first on Bauaelectric Auto News.

The most expensive electric vehicles on the road in 2022


In 2022, electric vehicle sales continue to boom. Nearly all legacy automakers have set end dates for manufacturing new combustion vehicles and have begun introducing all-electric options into their fleets more and more.

Toyota slows vehicle output

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Toyota Motor Corp. produced 5.3 percent fewer vehicles in May than a year earlier as it slowed output due to supply chain disruptions afflicting automakers around the world. Toyota’s output. Read more. The post Toyota slows vehicle output appeared first on Bauaelectric Auto News.