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Sandia innovation eliminates reliance on rare-earth magnets for large-scale wind turbines

Green Car Congress

Motivated by the need to eliminate expensive rare-earth magnets in utility-scale direct-drive wind turbines, Sandia National Laboratories researchers have developed a fundamentally new type of rotary electrical contact.

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Hacked verified Twitter accounts continue to spam Elon Musk

Teslarati

Despite calling out Twitter for its seeming lack of interest in doing something about the bots, Elon Musk continues to be spammed by hacked verified accounts and non-verified accounts sharing links to crypto scams.

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Siemens and Deutsche Bahn test hydrogen train and mobile fueling station for first time

Green Car Congress

Roland Busch, CEO of Siemens AG, Dr. Richard Lutz, CEO of Deutsche Bahn, and Hartmut Höppner, State Secretary in the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV), took their first ride in the Mireo Plus H hydrogen train and then demonstrated the train’s refueling procedure using a mobile hydrogen fueling station.

Tesla’s first Supercharger V4 station with Megapack and solar gives a glimpse at the future

Electrek

Tesla’s first known Supercharger V4 station is coming to Arizona, and the plans include a Megapack and solar array – giving us a glimpse at the future of charging. read more.

Chevron New Energies, Crowley invest in marine hydrogen tech company Zero Emission Industries

Green Car Congress

Zero Emission Industries (ZEI), a hydrogen technology company for maritime, announced the first close of its Series A funding round. The round is led by Chevron New Energies with additional investment from US-based shipping and logistics company Crowley. The new funds are expected to enable ZEI to roll out its next-generation fully integrated marine power system and scale quickly to meet the demand within the maritime industry for zero-emission propulsion solutions.

SpaceX launches 52nd Falcon 9 rocket in 52 weeks

Teslarati

SpaceX has completed its 52nd successful Falcon 9 launch in 52 weeks, sustaining an average cadence of one launch per week for a full 12 months.

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Wolfspeed to build largest silicon carbide materials facility; Phase 1 for $1.3B

Green Car Congress

Wolfspeed, a global leader in Silicon Carbide technology, will build a new multi-billion-dollar Materials manufacturing facility in Chatham County, North Carolina.

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Williams Advanced Engineering debuts ultra-high performance EV platform for hypercars; H2 variant under development

Green Car Congress

Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE) unveiled an ultra-high performance electric vehicle platform designed to accelerate the ambitions of hypercar manufacturers, from start-ups to OEMs.

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EV street sweepers may be coming to your city, courtesy of Ideanomics and GEP

Electrek

Street sweepers play a critical role in keeping our streets clean and safe. However, on top of brushing dust particles into the air, they also produce harmful emissions. Ideanomics now has a solution for this by using its electric platform to power the next generation of EV street sweepers. more….

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Teijin Frontier develops first tire cord made from eco-friendly adhesive and recycled polyester

Green Car Congress

Tesla FSD Beta 10.69.2 gets green light for all testers with v10.12.2

Teslarati

Tesla started rolling out 10.69.2 to some testers Sunday night. Later, Elon Musk announced that 10.69.2 seemed ready for a wide release to all FSD Beta testers. Around 100,000 drivers are part of the FSD Beta program. Musk noted that v.10.69.2

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Corvus Energy leads project to optimize combined use of hydrogen fuel cells and batteries in vessel propulsion

Green Car Congress

Corvus Energy, a leading provider of zero-emission solutions for the maritime industry, will lead an IPN (Innovasjonsprosjekt i næringslivet, Innovation Project for the Industrial Sector) project—a program funded by the Research Council of Norway to promote innovation in the industry. Corvus Energy joins forces with research institute NORCE and other partners for the project which has been awarded 13.9 million NOK (US$1.4 million) in funding.

Tesla to make Joe Mode even quieter to avoid disturbing child passengers

Teslarati

Back in 2019, Tesla rolled out Joe Mode, a volume setting that helps ensure that children sleeping in the back seat are not disturbed by a vehicle’s sounds and alerts.

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VW ID.Xtreme concept turns the ID.4 into a rugged off-roader

Green Car Reports

Volkswagen has turned the ID.4 electric crossover into a rugged off-roader. Debuting at the ID.Treffen event in Locarno, Switzerland, the VW ID.Xtreme concept applies a suspension lift, tougher styling, and more power to the mass-market EV. The ID.Xtreme concept is based on the ID.4

Tesla China VP posts key update on Giga Shanghai’s supply chain

Teslarati

Tesla China VP Grace Tao recently shared some key insights about Gigafactory Shanghai’s operations. As per the executive, the supply chain of Tesla’s China-based factory is only getting more and more efficient. Gigafactory Shanghai has played an increasingly large role in Tesla’s overall operations.

How High Did California’s Electricity Prices Get?

Energy Institute at HAAS

Wholesale electricity prices soared during California’s September heat wave. Hot, hot, hot! What a way to start September, with record high temperatures across California, and what a test for the … Continue Reading <strong>How High Did California’s Electricity Prices Get?</strong>

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Tesla now requires Powerwall for every solar roof project

Electrek

Tesla has changed requirements for new solar roof projects – they now all require at least one Powerwall per project. more…. The post Tesla now requires Powerwall for every solar roof project appeared first on Electrek.

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Vinfast delivers first 100 VF 8 electric SUVs in Vietnam, US arrival still set for this year

Green Car Reports

Vinfast reported on Saturday that it has delivered the first 100 of its VF 8 electric SUVs in its home market of Vietnam, ahead of wider availability and international deliveries in the U.S., Canada, and Europe expected by the end of the year.

Australia is failing on electric vehicles. California shows it’s possible to pick up the pace

The Driven EV News

In Australia, EV uptake is one eighth the rate of California. Here's why local concerns about the EV transition are outdated. The post Australia is failing on electric vehicles. California shows it’s possible to pick up the pace appeared first on The Driven.

This US-made 2,500W electric bicycle motor claims the highest power-to-weight ratio in the world

Electrek

Colorado-based electric bicycle company Optibike has a new high-power electric motor that it says can best any other e-bike motor in its weight class. more…. The post This US-made 2,500W electric bicycle motor claims the highest power-to-weight ratio in the world appeared first on Electrek.

Volkswagen unveils ID.XTREME off-road SUV concept car

Teslarati

Volkswagen presented a concept car for an all-electric off-road SUV in Ticino, Switzerland, over the weekend called the ID.XTREME. The ID.XTREME uses Volkswagen’s modular electric drive matrix (MEB).

GOOLOO’s 280Wh power station with 100W USB-C sees first discount to $160 in New Green Deals

Electrek

While most portable power stations can be on the larger side, is quite compact. It features built-in 100W USB-C in/out port and includes a DC adapter that delivers an AC outlet as well. You’ll find that it features a 280Wh capacity and is on sale for $160 , a full $140 below its normal going rate.

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Twitter claims its ~$7 million whistleblower payment doesn’t breach Musk deal

Teslarati

The legal tensions between Tesla CEO Elon Musk and social media company Twitter continue to rise.

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Deutsche Bank says these two factors will drive NIO's outperformance

CN EV Post

NIO ET5 has received an overwhelmingly positive initial reception, while sales of older models -- ES8, ES6, EC6 -- have not been significantly impacted by the new SUV ES7. The post Deutsche Bank says these two factors will drive NIO's outperformance appeared first on CnEVPost.

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Ford Mach-E EV, Lincoln Corsair plug-in hybrid among first to get automated lane-change feature

Green Car Reports

Two plug-in models will be among the first to get an updated version of Ford's Bluecruise hands-free driver-assist system when it launches this fall. Adding an automated lane-change feature and other updates, the new version is dubbed Bluecruise 1.2

Our Next Energy (ONE) reveals 1007 Wh/L anode-free cell that enables 600-mile Gemini battery architecture

EV Specifications

Our Next Energy (ONE), a Michigan-based energy storage company, today unveiled a 240-Ah prismatic anode-free cell after a successful 12-month R&D effort. The company believes its anode-free cell is the highest energy density large-format cell ever produced.

Jeep kicks off EV offensive with first electric model – the Avenger

Discover EV

Jeep reveals three electric cars

Nissan: we will comply with 2035 Aussie ICE ban

EV Central

If Australia does legislate an internal combustion engine ban in 2035 Nissan says it will be ready to comply. The Japanese brand has been an EV pathfinder in Australia, introducing the Leaf battery electric vehicle in 2012.

Vinfast deliveries, VW ID.4 off-roader, Leaf bidirectional charger: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Nissan approves a bidirectional charger that works with its warranty. Volkswagen shows an extra-rugged version of its ID.4 electric crossover. Some Ford and Lincoln plug-in models are getting automated lane changes. And Vinfast continues to keep pace. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

Tesla Driver Says FSD Ran A Stop Sign And Got Him A Ticket

InsideEVs

He says the car was supposed to come to a complete halt, but it kept going and was spotted by a policeman

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Tesla Model Y wait times increase on Performance variant

The Driven EV News

Interest in Model Y still high since orders opened in June, as Tesla increases wait times for top-of-the-range Performance variant. The post Tesla Model Y wait times increase on Performance variant appeared first on The Driven. Electric Cars EV News Top News Model Y Tesla

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Tesla's Giga Berlin Said To Target 5,000 Model Ys A Week By Q1 2023

InsideEVs

If the intel is accurate, the spectacular production increase would allow Tesla to boost Model Y deliveries even further in Europe

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Chinese electric vehicles make presence felt in Europe

The Driven EV News

Chinese automakers make steady inroads into European car market with an increasing number of high-profile and popular EVs. The post Chinese electric vehicles make presence felt in Europe appeared first on The Driven. Electric Cars EV News BYD China Europe MG Polestar saic

What the Inflation Reduction Act Means for Massachusetts & Rhode Island

Green Energy Consumers

On August 16, President Biden signed into law the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), the largest investment in fighting climate change on the national level this country has ever seen. The IRA is a huge deal and fundamentally changes the game for our work here at the state level.

Fleets called on to take advantage of EV transition incentives

The Driven EV News

Australasian fleet association calls on NSW fleet operators to take advantage of the latest round of EV incentives. The post Fleets called on to take advantage of EV transition incentives appeared first on The Driven. Electric Cars EV News Policy

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Addressing environmental concerns around lithium mining

Innovation News Network

Exploring hydrological impacts of lithium mining and how can this essential driving force of the green transition can remain sustainable. The post Addressing environmental concerns around lithium mining appeared first on Innovation News Network. Energy Lithium Supply

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Ford CEO Out To Convince Dealers To Offer Tesla-Like Selling Costs

InsideEVs

Like other legacy carmakers, Ford cannot compete with Tesla's direct sales model, so it is trying to find ways to make its EVs cheaper