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Scientists propose Battery Data Genome, a central data hub for battery innovation

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Scientists from an international consortium led by researchers at the US Department of Energy’s Argonne and Idaho national laboratories have recently proposed a comprehensive new data science paradigm called the Battery Data Genome—an undertaking to develop uniform data acquisition and data sharing practices across the wide-ranging battery community. These practices will create an extensive database network to enable energy storage breakthroughs using artificial intelligence (AI).

Vermont pays $3,000 for EV buyers giving up big polluters

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Several states currently offer EV purchase incentives, but a new Vermont program takes things a step further by offering cash to residents who replace a "high-polluting vehicle" with an EV.


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ONE to invest $1.6B in 20 GWh Michigan gigafactory; LFP cell production in 2024

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Our Next Energy (ONE), a Michigan-based energy storage technology company focusing on lithium iron phosphate chemistries ( earlier post ), will invest $1.6 billion in a new battery cell manufacturing plant, called ONE Circle, in Van Buren Township, Michigan. The gigafactory is expected to create 2,112 new jobs when operating at its full annual capacity of 20 GWh by the end of 2027, equivalent to 200,000 electric vehicle battery packs annually.

Tesla Semi production starts, but don’t expect Megacharger truck stops anytime soon

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Tesla is starting production of its electric Semi, and the first of them will be delivered to Pepsi starting December 1, Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed Thursday via Twitter.

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OPEC+ to cut oil output by 2 mb/d from November; Saudi Arabia and Russia account for half

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At the 45 th Meeting of the Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) and the 33 rd OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting (OPEC+) in Vienna, the organizations decided to cut crude oil production by 2 million barrels per day (mb/d), starting in November 2022.

Only enough e-fuels to power 2% of cars on the road in 2035, says report

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New analysis based on the oil lobby’s own data shows there will only be enough synthetic fuels to power around 2% of all the cars on Europe’s roads by 2035. The post Only enough e-fuels to power 2% of cars on the road in 2035, says report appeared first on The Driven. Electric Cars EV News e-fuels

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Swindon Powertrain launches HED High Energy Density vehicle battery pack for low-volume manufacturers

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UK-based Swindon Powertrain is offering a range of high energy density (HED) Li-ion battery packs alongside its range of compact electric powertrains to low-volume car and light commercial vehicle manufacturers and developers.

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GAUSSIN and SYMBIO partner to accelerate the development of GAUSSIN’s hydrogen logistics equipment range

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GAUSSIN and SYMBIO, a Faurecia & Michelin joint venture specializing in hydrogen fuel cell systems, signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a strategic partnership.

2023 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro costs $12,100 more than 2022

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The Ford F-150 Lightning has already been given a price hike for the 2023 model year—in this case, applying only to base, fleet-oriented Lightning Pro models. The base Lightning Pro now has a $51,974 base price, along with a $1,795 destination charge.

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Stena Bulk launches project to demonstrate end-to-end shipboard carbon capture at scale

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Leading tanker shipping company Stena Bulk is launching a two-year, three-phase project aimed at demonstrating shipboard carbon capture, together with the Global Center for Maritime Decarbonization (GCMD) and the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI).

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How you can invest in EV charging stations and take advantage of the auto transition


Electric vehicles are taking over the streets, and that means drivers are looking for more places to charge. The rapid rise in EVs is creating an opportunity for those willing to learn the tricks of the trade.

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Schlumberger to integrate Gradient water technology in direct lithium extraction process

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Schlumberger has entered into a partnership with Gradiant , a global water solutions provider, to introduce a key sustainable technology into the production process for battery-grade lithium compounds. Schlumberger’s NeoLith Energy venture ( earlier post ) uses a continuous production process to selectively extract lithium from brine and then convert it into a high-purity, battery-grade material.

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F-150 Lightning prices, EV tax credit rules, Vermont EV incentive: Today’s Car News

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Ford F-150 Lightning prices rise, again. Vermont will pay residents to retire gas-guzzlers and switch to EVs. And the IRS is moving fast on sourcing rules for the new EV tax credit. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Ford has once again hiked the price of the Ford F-150 Lightning.

Gotion to build $2.36B battery component plant in Michigan

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Gotion will invest some $2.36 billion to build a battery component plant in Big Rapids, Michigan. Once completed, the facility in Big Rapids is expected to produce 150,000 tons of cathode material per year, covering an area estimated to span 260 acres with plans to build two 550,000 square foot production plants along with other supporting facilities.

A Twitter glitch has Elon Musk & many users liking their own tweets


A Twitter glitch has Elon Musk and many users liking their own tweets, retweets, and replies. Many of Elon Musk’s followers, including myself, noticed something odd on Twitter. Elon Musk, it seemed, was going on a nonstop tweet-liking spree of all of his tweets.

EPA trying to streamline toxic risk assessment for new mixed metal oxides with applications in batteries, EVs

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a new effort under the Toxic Substances Control Act ( TSCA ) to implement a streamlined and efficient process under the New Chemicals Program to assess risk and apply mitigation measures, as appropriate, for new chemicals with applications in batteries, electric vehicles, semiconductors and renewable energy generation.

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2021 saw a 13-fold increase in US EV purchases from 2012


In 2021, there were almost 647,000 US EV purchases – a nearly 13-fold increase from 2012, according to a new online dashboard launched today by Environment America Research & Policy Center and nonpartisan research center Frontier Group. more….

New electric car battery recycling method developed to meet rising demand

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Discover the new, more sustainable electric car battery recycling technique that has been developed by a team from the University of Toronto. The post New electric car battery recycling method developed to meet rising demand appeared first on Innovation News Network.

Toyota will resume bZ4X EV sales following safety recall concerning its wheels falling off


Global automaker and hybrid zealot Toyota announced it will resume sales of its first mass-produced battery EV – the bZ4X, following a safety recall concerning risk that its wheels could fall off.

Glass microspheres are unable to save Arctic sea ice

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New research has discovered that proposals to cover Arctic sea ice with glass microspheres will actually accelerate the loss of sea ice. The post Glass microspheres are unable to save Arctic sea ice appeared first on Innovation News Network. Environment Climate Change

Amazon begins buying electric semis from Volvo Trucks


Amazon has announced that it will purchase 20 electric semi-trucks from Volvo Trucks to be used in its German delivery network. Volvo Trucks has been producing electric semis since 2019, and they are continuing to expand their sales by now selling 20 electric semi-trucks to Amazon for use in Germany.

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Tesla Semi production starts, Pepsi to get first electric trucks


Elon Musk announced that Tesla is starting Tesla Semi production and Pepsi is going to get the first electric trucks starting December 1st. more…. The post Tesla Semi production starts, Pepsi to get first electric trucks appeared first on Electrek.

Hyundai autonomous vehicle company makes landmark partnership


Uber announced today that they will expand their autonomous vehicle fleet via a partnership with Motional, a Hyundai subsidiary. Uber and Motional have agreed to a ten-year deal that the companies claim will make the largest autonomous ride-hailing fleet in the world.

Rad Power Bikes launches its best sale ever with electric bikes starting at $499


Rad Power Bikes , the largest electric bicycle company in the US, is currently running a major sale with some of the best prices it has ever offered on many of its popular e-bike models. more….

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Twitter refuses Elon Musk’s renewed $44B bid


Twitter is refusing to accept Elon Musk’s renewed bid of $44 billion for the social media company, according to a report from The Associated Press citing Elon Musk’s attorneys. This news comes after reports of Elon Musk’s asking the Delaware court to halt the upcoming trial.

Tesla (TSLA) has been upgraded to investment grade by S&P


Tesla ( TSLA ) has been officially upgraded to investment grade long-term credit rating by S&P Global Ratings. more…. The post Tesla (TSLA) has been upgraded to investment grade by S&P appeared first on Electrek.

Elon Musk: Tesla Semi deliveries to Pepsi Dec 1


Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced the start of the production of the long-awaited Tesla Semi truck with deliveries to Pepsi on December first. He added that the Tesla Semi has a 500-mile range and is super fun to drive.

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Uber deploying Motional IONIQ 5 driverless robotaxis to millions of riders over the next decade


Rideshare provider Uber has signed a 10-year, multi-market commercial agreement with Motional – a developer of driverless robotaxis.

SpaceX’s third Falcon 9 launch in 31 hours aborted by “tiny helium leak”


SpaceX’s third Falcon 9 launch in a little over 31 hours was called off seconds before liftoff after the rocket’s onboard computer detected what Elon Musk says was a “tiny helium leak.”

First ride: I went wild off-roading in the all-electric Polaris RANGER XP Kinetic


I was recently invited on an eye-opening trip to visit the sprawling Polaris proving grounds in Wyoming, Minnesota. There, over 600 acres feature 17 miles of trails carved from the earth to test Polaris’ off-road vehicles through a range of heavy duty scenarios.

Biden’s AI “bill of rights” is a baby step toward Elon Musk’s call for AI regulation


The White House unveiled its AI “bill of rights” which is a baby step toward what Tesla CEO, Elon Musk has been suggesting for quite some time.

Hyundai opens reservations for the first hotel powered entirely by EVs, complete with a restaurant, bar, and cinema


For a few weeks in the Essex countryside about an hour from London, a select group of guests will have the opportunity to stay at a pop-up Hyundai hotel, powered entirely by EVs.

Tesla FSD Beta 10.69.3 is coming and its going to be another major update [Editorial]


As the Tesla FSD Beta v10.69.2.3 continues to roll out, Elon Musk teased “major upgrades” coming with v10.69.3. . Elon Musk hinted at some of the upgrades v10.69.3 might introduce to FSD Beta during AI Day 2022.

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The first ‘utility scale’ renewable energy plant combining solar and wind generation with battery storage opens in the US


A utility-scale renewable energy plant using wind and solar combined with battery storage opened last week, a US first, with the potential of powering 100,000 homes with clean, reliable energy. The project gives us a glimpse into the future as the US shifts from fossil fuels to clean energy sources.

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NIO changes ES7 name to EL7 in Europe in last-minute move ahead of local launch

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NIO's move appears to be a response to a previous lawsuit from Audi, as it enters the home turf of the luxury brand owned by Volkswagen. The post NIO changes ES7 name to EL7 in Europe in last-minute move ahead of local launch appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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Honda unveils the Prologue, its first electric SUV


Honda has unveiled the design of the Prologue, its first electric SUV and a vehicle codeveloped with General Motors. more…. The post Honda unveils the Prologue, its first electric SUV appeared first on Electrek.

Elon Musk gets 3 weeks to settle $44B deal & stop Twitter’s litigation


Elon Musk and Twitter have three weeks to settle their $44 billion deal. Elon Musk proposed to renew his takeover of the social media company earlier this week. Twitter confirmed receiving his letter showing his intention to proceed with the $44 billion deal.