Fri.Sep 23, 2022

DOE releases draft guidance for Clean Hydrogen Production Standard (CHPS)

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) released draft guidance for a Clean Hydrogen Production Standard (CHPS), developed to meet the requirements of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), Section 40315.

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GM backs standards "eliminating tailpipe pollution" from passenger vehicles by 2035

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General Motors and the Environmental Defense Fund earlier this week announced jointly-developed recommendations aimed at making all new passenger vehicles electric by the middle of the next decade.

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Toyota, Kenworth tout fuel cell electric truck capabilities with completion of truck operations for ZANZEFF

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“Range doesn’t matter:” Electric trucks that work 24/7 on a small 40kW charger

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Electric heavy duty truck defies range fears by operating 24/7, through three different shifts, without any downtime, shifting large amounts of rock within a Norwegian city.

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UCI and national lab researchers use high-entropy doping for cobalt-free cathodes for Li-ion batteries

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Researchers at the University of California, Irvine and four national laboratories have devised a way to make lithium-ion battery cathodes without using cobalt. In a paper published in Nature , the scientists describe how they overcame thermal and chemical-mechanical instabilities of cathodes composed substantially of nickel by mixing in several other metallic elements.

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Bowen hints Australia could kickstart local EV manufacturing

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Minister for climate change and energy Chris Bowen hints that Australia will pave the way for domestic electric vehicle and battery manufacturing. The post Bowen hints Australia could kickstart local EV manufacturing appeared first on The Driven.

HIF Global partners with Topsoe for eFuels facility in Texas; carbon-neutral gasoline

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Topsoe will deliver technology to HIF Global’s (HIF) planned eFuels facility in Texas. Earlier post.) The plant will produce carbon-neutral fuel—enough to decarbonize more than 400,000 vehicles annually. eFuels are produced by combining green hydrogen made from renewable power and recycled carbon dioxide. HIF’s facility in Texas will help remove 2 million tonnes of CO2 from the air every year.

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NREL, MIT, WSU team develops process to convert lignin to aromatic blendstock for 100% sustainable aviation fuel

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“Quantum bus” innovation potentially makes quantum computers scalable

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Experts have developed a “quantum bus” that may enhance the capabilities of quantum computers, making them scalable. The post “Quantum bus” innovation potentially makes quantum computers scalable appeared first on Innovation News Network. Technology Disruptive Technology Quantum Computing

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California adopts comprehensive strategy to meet federal ozone standard over next 15 years

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The California Air Resources Board today approved a statewide plan for attaining the federal health-based standard for ozone, typically experienced as smog.

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Xos adds DC fast chargers to its repertoire to support passenger and commercial EVs

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Commercial EV manufacturer Xos, Inc. has announced a further expansion of its infrastructural offerings to support fleet and passenger EV drivers alike.

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EC approves up to €5.2B of public support for second IPCEI in the hydrogen value chain

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The European Commission approved , under EU State aid rules, a second Important Project of Common European Interest (IPCEI) to support research and innovation, first industrial deployment and construction of relevant infrastructure in the hydrogen value chain.

Bird Bike with 50-mile of range sees $800 discount to $1,500 in New Green Deals

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Bird’s official e-bike is a solid way to get around town this fall. At $800 off its normal going rate, it’s now more affordable than ever before with a return to its all-time low.

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DOE opens $7B funding opportunity for regional clean hydrogen hubs: H2Hubs

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) opened applications for a $7-billion program ( DE-FOA-000279 ) to create regional clean hydrogen hubs (H2Hubs) across the country. Projects funded under this funding opportunity are expected to include a Community Benefits Plan. Matching the scale-up of clean hydrogen production to a growing regional demand is a key pathway to achieving large-scale, commercially viable hydrogen ecosystems.

Faraday Future confirms 381-mile EPA range for FF 91, arrival still uncertain

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Faraday Future has confirmed an official EPA range of 381 miles for at least one version of its FF 91 electric SUV, although production timing is still uncertain. The 381-mile rating applies to the FF 91 Futurist model, the company said in a press release.

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Electrification Coalition launches freight vehicle working group

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The Electrification Coalition (EC) launched the Electric Freight Consortium (EFC), a forum for collaboration between the EC, private-sector partners and industry leaders representing a broad cross-section of the freight transportation sector that will accelerate freight electrification at scale.

The bold plan to create the great Australian electric ute

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ROEV says it will quickly follow its move to convert popular utes into EVs at scale with a plan to create a uniquely Australian electric ute. The post The bold plan to create the great Australian electric ute appeared first on The Driven. Batteries EV Conversions EV News

Amtrak aims to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045

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Amtrak has pledged to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions across the Amtrak Network by 2045. Amtrak plans to take the following actions: Achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions across Amtrak’s network by 2045: Begin with efforts to increase energy efficiency, followed by the implementation of renewable fuels and energy.

BYD to hold European product launch on Sept 28

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BYD is expected to launch models in Europe including the Tang, Han, and the Yuan Plus, which will be locally named the Atto 3. The post BYD to hold European product launch on Sept 28 appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. BYD BYD Europe

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Starlink broke top 100 most downloaded iPhone apps on Wednesday

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As Starlink becomes more popular for its high-speed internet services, its rise in popularity on smartphones will grow as well. It’s well on its way according to SensorTower, an app-tracking firm. On Wednesday, the Starlink app was the 54th most downloaded iPhone app for users in the U.S.

XPeng G9 trims updated with new options and prices to meet high customer demand (and alleviate confusion) before launch

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Just days after officially launching its G9 SUV, XPeng Motors has completely revamped the naming system of its trims, offering two new versions and different prices.

SpaceX Starlink brings high-speed internet to Amazon schools

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SpaceX is providing Starlink high-speed internet to schools in the Amazon region. Recently, Brazil’s Minister of Communications Fabio Faria tweeted an update about SpaceX and Starlink service in local schools. In May 2022, Faria tweeted a short clip featuring Elon Musk.

Volkswagen partners with Elia group to explore vehicle-to-grid (V2G) services

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Volkswagen says it signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) Friday with Ellia Group to explore V2G technology and how it can potentially help stabilize the energy grid while rewarding EV drivers. more….

NASA’s SLS Moon rocket almost aces vital prelaunch test on 7th try

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Following several incomplete attempts in April, June, August, and September, NASA’s first Space Launch System (SLS) Moon rocket has almost aced a vital prelaunch test on the seventh try.

Tesla plans ‘thousands of Humanoid Robots within factories’

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Tesla is planning to have “thousands of Humanoid Robots within its factories,” according to a new job listing for the Tesla Bot program. more…. The post Tesla plans ‘thousands of Humanoid Robots within factories’ appeared first on Electrek.

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New $TSLA note from Adam Jonas addresses Tesla & the Inflation Reduction Act

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In a new Tesla ($TSLA) note addressing the Inflation Reduction Act and Tesla, Morgan Stanley’s Adam Jonas talks about Tesla’s potential to drive battery manufacturing efficiency at a “tera-scale that investors will value.”

GM investing $760 million in Ohio plant to build drive units for EV Hummer,  Silverado, and Sierra

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General Motors is preparing for an all-electric future as the automaker announced Friday it would be investing $760 million into its Toledo, Ohio, plant as it gets the facility ready to produce drive units for future GM EV trucks. more….

Tesla countersues CA Civil Rights Department for violating state law

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Tesla counter-sued the California Civil Rights Department (CRD) for violating state law which required the agency to seek public comment before adopting the procedures for investigating and suing employers, Reuters reported.

Tesla sends out invites for AI Day 2, teases Full Self-Driving, Tesla Bot, Dojo, and more

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Tesla has started sending out invites for its AI Day 2022, and the automaker is teasing more information on Full Self-Driving, Tesla Bot, Dojo, and more. more…. The post Tesla sends out invites for AI Day 2, teases Full Self-Driving, Tesla Bot, Dojo, and more appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla FSD Beta 10.69.2.2 reviews from testers 

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It has been several weeks since Tesla kicked off the roll-out of its latest FSD Beta update, and a few Beta testers shared their thoughts on v10.69.2. FSD Beta testers told Teslarati that v10.69.2 made noticeable improvements to FSD, but a few issues have lingered from 10.69.1. Tesla FSD Beta 10.69.2

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Rivian’s fast-charging network expands, other automakers need to pay attention

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Rivian’s network of DC fast-charging stations, called the Rivian Adventure Network, is slowly but surely expanding with a new station this week. Other automakers should pay attention and possibly follow the same strategy. more….

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EVgo launches ‘Autocharge+’: Just plug in and walk away

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The electric vehicle charging network EVgo has launched a new program called Autocharge+ that will allow customers to plug in and walk away. As electric vehicles offer numerous upgrades in everyday life, many companies are using the change in platform to implement much-needed change.

These countries lead the world in renewables manufacturing and installation

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A global renewable energy employment report released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency ( IRENA ) and the International Labour Organization ( ILO ) reveals which countries are leading the world in wind and solar manufacturing and installation. more….

Tesla battery was not the cause of a Model Y fire in Vancouver

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The battery of a Tesla Model Y was ruled out as the cause of a fire that happened in Vancouver, Canada. In May, the owner of a Tesla Model Y had to break his window to escape the vehicle after it unexpectedly shut down and caught on fire. The doors wouldn’t open.

How Jeep’s solar-powered EV chargers compare to Rivian’s Adventure Network

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Owning a Jeep comes with the perk of being able to drive both on and off-road. To accommodate its drivers who tend to take the road less traveled, Jeep released plans to roll out solar-powered EV chargers across popular off-roading trails.

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CATL is no longer Xpeng’s primary battery cell supplier

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CATL is no longer Chinese electric vehicle maker Xpeng’s primary battery cell supplier after the company diversified its supplier list, perhaps in an attempt to avoid potential shortages.

LG Energy Solution and Snow Lake Lithium team up to establish lithium supply chain for EVs in North America

Electrek

Carbon-conscious mining company Snow Lake Lithium and battery production specialist LG Energy Solution announced they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a domestic supply chain of lithium in North America.