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Teijin & Fujitsu to develop blockchain-based platform to promote sustainable use of recycled materials; starting with FRP

Green Car Congress

Teijin and Fujitsu launched a joint project to realize a blockchain-based commercial platform for enhancing the environmental value of recycled materials for manufacturers.

Startups bet on faster-charging EV battery cells as an antidote to heavy, expensive packs

Green Car Reports

To address concerns over range and charging infrastructure, many automakers have turned to larger battery packs that lessen the need to charge, but add cost and weight. But a recent Reuters report highlights several startups that are taking a different approach. Startups like U.K.-based

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Researchers develop durable and active Fe-N-C catalyst for fuel cells

Green Car Congress

A team from the University of Buffalo (UB), Purdue University, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), with colleagues from other institutions, has developed a highly durable and active Fe–N–C catalyst for proton-exchange membrane fuel cells.

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Walmart gives new life to struggling Canoo with order for 4,500 electric vans

Green Car Reports

Walmart has signed up to purchase 4,500 electric vans from the EV startup Canoo, with the option to purchase up to 10,000 total, the companies confirmed Tuesday.

New SEMI Auto IC Master to support collaboration between Taiwan chipmakers and automotive ecosystem

Green Car Congress

SEMI Taiwan launched the SEMI Auto IC Master, a comprehensive guide to automotive semiconductor and component providers in Taiwan. Designed to enable closer collaboration among carmakers, automobile Tier 1 suppliers and Taiwan’s semiconductor IDM and fabless companies, the guide promises to help automakers better adapt production capacity to semiconductor supply chain disruptions and drive innovation.

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Study: Point-of-sale EV rebates buyers prefer could have saved $2 billion vs. tax credits

Green Car Reports

Purchase incentives are an important tool for increasing EV adoption, but the current federal tax credit may not be the most effective, according to a new George Washington University study.

EIA: Global trade in liquefied natural gas grew by 4.5% in 2021

Green Car Congress

An average of 49.0 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of liquefied natural gas (LNG) was traded globally during 2021, an increase of 2.2 Bcf/d (4.5%) from 2020, according to The LNG Industry GIIGNL Annual Report 2022 by the International Group of Liquefied Natural Gas Importers ( GIIGNL ).

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Rolls-Royce commissions test bench for mtu hydrogen engines for climate-neutral power supply

Green Car Congress

Rolls-Royce has commissioned its first in-house test bench for mtu hydrogen engines at its Augsburg site. Over the past year and a half, the company has invested around €10 million at Rolls-Royce Solutions in Augsburg in test bench modernization, hydrogen infrastructure and other measures as part of its ‘Net Zero at Power Systems’ climate protection program.

NIO, Li Auto make Fortune China 500 list for first time

CN EV Post

NIO and Li Auto were ranked 344th and 427th, respectively, on the Fortune China 500 list, while XPeng failed to make the list. The post NIO, Li Auto make Fortune China 500 list for first time appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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Westport Fuel Systems awarded €38M program to supply LPG fuel systems to a global OEM

Green Car Congress

Westport Fuel Systems Inc. has been awarded a program to develop and supply liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) systems for a number of vehicle applications for a global original equipment manufacturer (OEM). The deal is forecasted to provide €38 million in revenue through the end of 2025, with production expected to begin in Q4 2023. Westport will provide fuel systems solutions for the Euro 6 applications to this OEM, supplying the entire LPG system from the fuel tank to the fuel injectors.

SpaceX opens door to attempt Starship booster catch during first orbital launch

Teslarati

An updated document submitted by SpaceX to the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has revealed details about the company’s plan for the first Starship booster ‘catch’ attempt.

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Marelli presents 800V SiC inverter platform

Green Car Congress

Marelli has developed a new platform of 800V Silicon Carbide (SiC) inverters. Marelli presented the platform for the first time at the International VDI Congress “Dritev” (Drivetrain Transmission Electrification in Vehicles), held in Baden Baden, Germany, on 6-7 July. Due to its excellent performance at high temperature and high voltage—enabling smaller, lighter and more efficient solutions—Silicon Carbide is recognized as a technology of choice for power electronics.

Tesla’s latest submission for Texas VPP pilot

Teslarati

Tesla’s been working with the Texas Public Utility Commission (PUC) and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). The hope is that Texas will allow homeowners with Tesla Powerwall to participate in virtual power plants (VPPs).

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BIT team develops optimal control strategy for hydrogen engine; near-zero NOx with high power and BTE

Green Car Congress

A team from the Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) has devised a control strategy for 2.0L direct-injection hydrogen engines that delivers near-zero emissions with high power and high brake thermal efficiency. A paper on their work is published in the journal Fuel. Direct-injection (DI) hydrogen engines can generate high power with high thermal efficiency and a low risk of abnormal combustion.

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Volkswagen Group taps JB Straubel’s Redwood Materials for battery recycling in US

Electrek

This morning, Volkswagen Group of America (VWGoA) announced a collaboration with Redwood Materials, Inc. to implement a battery-recycling supply chain in the United States for Volkswagen- and Audi-branded EVs.

bp and thyssenkrupp Steel to advance the decarbonization of steel production; low-carbon hydrogen and renewable power

Green Car Congress

bp and thyssenkrupp Steel have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) focused on the development of long-term supply of low-carbon hydrogen and renewable power in steel production, helping accelerate the steel industry’s wider energy transition. thyssenkrupp Steel accounts for 2.5% of CO 2 emissions in Germany, mainly at the Duisburg site where the main emitters—the blast furnaces—are operated.

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Rumors of Warren Buffett cutting BYD holdings stem from misreading of trading rules, analyst says

CN EV Post

There had been a change in the rules of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, where the physical stock needed to be replaced with an electronic stock holding. The post Rumors of Warren Buffett cutting BYD holdings stem from misreading of trading rules, analyst says appeared first on CnEVPost.

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Ford files trademarks for electric versions of smaller Maverick and Ranger pickup trucks

Electrek

Ford has filed for trademarks for electric versions of its smaller Maverick and Ranger pickup trucks, but it’s not clear what they will be called. more…. The post Ford files trademarks for electric versions of smaller Maverick and Ranger pickup trucks appeared first on Electrek.

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Scania delivers world’s first electric timber truck

The Driven EV News

Swedish truckmaker Scania and SCA, Europe’s largest private forest owner, deploy world’s first all-electric timber truck. The post Scania delivers world’s first electric timber truck appeared first on The Driven. Electric Transport Electric Work Vehicles EV News electric truck scania

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Speed, power and range specs released for Triumph’s first electric motorcycle

Electrek

The Triumph TE-1 electric motorcycle project has been progressing steadily ever since the company began testing the e-motorcycle market waters back in early 2019 and then proceeded to officially announced an in-house electric motorcycle development program.

CATL says it's developing M3P battery, different from LMFP battery

CN EV Post

This follows reports that CATL plans to mass-produce LMFP battery, which its chairman mentioned in February as the M3P battery, within this year. The post CATL says it's developing M3P battery, different from LMFP battery appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

Automobili Pininfarina begins series production of 150 planned Battista Hyper GTs

Electrek

European boutique hypercar manufacturer Automobili Pininfarina has finally announced a start of production for its all-electric Battista Hyper GT in Italy. With only 150 planned for production, these handmade, bespoke hyper GTs promise to be a marvel in EV innovation.

Brazilian ride-hailing app 99 partners with BYD to accelerate adoption of EVs in its fleet

CN EV Post

99, a subsidiary of Didi, has pledged to register 10,000 EVs on its platform by 2025. The post Brazilian ride-hailing app 99 partners with BYD to accelerate adoption of EVs in its fleet appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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An increase in Europe’s coal power would be ‘negligible’ – study

Electrek

Plans in Europe to place a small number of coal plants on temporary standby would only add 1.3% to EU emissions annually, even in the worst-case scenario where they run at the highest levels, according to London-based energy think tank Ember. . more….

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Are electric utes a viable option for company fleets?

The Driven EV News

There is already a sweet spot in the market that makes electric utes a compelling choice for fleet owners. The post Are electric utes a viable option for company fleets? appeared first on The Driven. Electric Cars EV Explainers EV News FAQs Top News

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Solectrac ramps up production to meet growing demand for electric tractors

Electrek

Electric tractor developer Solectrac has announced a partnership with Nolan Manufacturing to bolster its electric traction production to meet increasing demand from customers. The partnership includes a 10,000-square-foot facility in North Carolina to support Solectrac’s east coast customers. more….

New study highlights breathtaking link between EV uptake and clean air

The Driven EV News

A new "study" analysing European transport emissions underlines unsurprising link between EV uptake and increased air quality. The post New study highlights breathtaking link between EV uptake and clean air appeared first on The Driven. Electric Cars EV News air quality ev uptake

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This two-bladed offshore wind turbine can withstand hurricanes

Electrek

Eleven US East Coast states have already committed to procuring nearly 40 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind power. But increasingly powerful Atlantic hurricanes will be a threat to those future offshore wind farms.

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CATL said to mass produce lithium manganese iron phosphate batteries within this year

CN EV Post

The battery's energy density is 15-20 percent higher than that of lithium iron phosphate batteries, but there is little difference in the material costs, according to local media.

Geely launches new outdoors lifestyle marque Radar Auto to produce electric pickups, SUVs, and ATVs

Electrek

Rivian did it first, Ford did it the biggest, and now China is next. Geely Auto is entering the nascent electric pickup truck segment with an entirely new brand called Radar Auto. The new outdoors-centric marque officially launched today along with images of its flagship EV called the RD6.

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Ora's Ballet Cat officially launched in China, prices start from about $28,700

CN EV Post

Ora's Ballet Cat has stirred up controversy because of its similarity to the classic Volkswagen Beetle. The post Ora's Ballet Cat officially launched in China, prices start from about $28,700 appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. Ora Ora Ballet Cat Product Launc

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Eurobike 2022 starts tomorrow – Here’s a preview of the exciting electric bike debuts we’ll see

Electrek

Eurobike is the premier bicycle trade show in Europe and one of the largest in the world. This year – for the first time – it’s taking place in Frankfurt, Germany. Once upon a time, electric bikes were a small corner of the show.

Honda CR-V Hybrid redesigned, point-of-sale EV rebates, faster-charging cells and downsizing: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Americans prefer point-of-sale EV rebates, and we’d all save money in the process. Could faster-charging batteries save raw materials? And Honda rolls out a new generation of the CR-V Hybrid, with hopes for it to be a sporty, high-mpg sales leader. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

Rimac finally brings its Nevera electric hypercar to production

Electrek

After years of development and jumping through hoops to get the Nevera on the road, which will likely usher in the next generation of top-performance vehicles, Rimac has finally started production of the Nevera electric hypercar. Deliveries to customers are imminent. more….

Hotel Marcel Cluster of EV Chargers

EV Club of CT

The photo above is the solar canopy in the parking lot of the net zero Hotel Marcel in the Long Wharf area of New Haven. The newly opened hotel, powered by solar panels on the. Read more. Blog EV Charging Stations News EV chargers in New Haven Hotel Marcel level 2 chargers Tesla superchargers

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Customers told BYD Atto 3 Standard Range delayed until November

The Driven EV News

BYD Atto 3 customers told production of Standard Range model will now not commence until mid-October, with deliveries put back to November. The post Customers told BYD Atto 3 Standard Range delayed until November appeared first on The Driven. Electric Cars EV News Top News atto 3 BYD Model 3 Tesla

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Tesla and EVs have saved at least 120,000 lives so far

Teslarati

Tesla and electric vehicles have saved at least 120,000 lives so far. Not A Tesla App initially reported on the results of a study that reflected these statistics. I’m going to dive into that study momentarily.

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