Fri.Oct 21, 2022

General Fusion advances with fabrication of at-scale fusion vessel trial ring

Green Car Congress

Construction of General Fusion’s demonstration machine, which is being built at the UK Atomic Energy Agency’s Culham Campus, advanced significantly with the fabrication of an at-scale fusion vessel trial ring by Sheffield Forgemasters.

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GMC Sierra Denali EV, Kia Niro EV price, future cheaper Teslas: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

The Kia Niro EV creeps upward in price. Federal EV infrastructure money is going toward states that resisted EV infrastructure. Tesla is working on smaller, more affordable EVs. And the debut version of the GMC Sierra EV is most definitely not a simple, affordable work truck.

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Foxconn unveils crossover and pickup truck prototype EVs; MODEL C EV to be delivered in Taiwan next year

Green Car Congress

Hon Hai Technology Group (Foxconn), the world's largest technology manufacturer and service provider, announced two self-developed prototype electric vehicles at its third annual Hon Hai Tech Day (HHTD): the MODEL B crossover hatchback and the MODEL V all-terrain, electric pickup.

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$2.8B US EV supply-chain push appears to favor red states

Green Car Reports

The White House on Wednesday detailed $2.8 billion in grants to build a domestic EV battery supply chain, but more of the funds in this allocation go toward projects in states opposed to climate action, and states for which legislators voted against the law.

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GMC introduces Sierra EV for launch in early 2024; $107K MSRP for launch edition

Green Car Congress

GMC introduced the first Sierra electric pickup truck. Led by the 2024 Sierra EV Denali Edition 1, the new EV will offer a GM-estimated 400 miles of range on a full charge and unique features made possible only by its dedicated EV truck platform.

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Future smaller Tesla EVs could cost half as much to make

Green Car Reports

Tesla earlier this week officially confirmed that it is developing a next-generation vehicle platform focused around affordability and potentially at about half the cost of the platform that underpins the top-selling Model Y and Model 3.

BMW Group adding 8 new e-component production lines in Plant Leipzig by 2024

Green Car Congress

The BMW Group will increase e-component production capacity at its manufacturing base in Leipzig with another eight production lines by 2024. The plant’s two existing battery module lines will be complemented by a further line plus five cell-coating lines.

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BASF and Catholic University of the North in Chile collaborate on mining research, development and innovation

Green Car Congress

BASF and the Catholic University of the North (UCN) in Antofagasta, Chile, have signed a collaboration agreement to promote research, development and innovation in mining. The aim of this collaboration is to strengthen the cooperation between academia, students and industry experts.

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Tesla Model Y on track to beat Ford F-150 sales globally this year: estimate

Teslarati

Tesla executives have been pretty open about the company’s 50% growth target this year.

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Hillcrest Energy and Tier 1 supplier sign MoU to carry out joint powertrain development project

Green Car Congress

Hillcrest Energy Technologies, a developer of power conversion technologies and control system solutions for next-generation electrical systems ( earlier post ), signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with a global Tier 1 automotive leader in mobility innovation.

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Spy photo shows NIO testing new SUV suspected to be ES5

CN EV Post

A spy shot shows NIO testing what is suspected to be the ES5. In addition, more spy photos of the so-called EC7 reveal new details. The post Spy photo shows NIO testing new SUV suspected to be ES5 appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. NIO Spy Photos

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Rolls-Royce and Alder Fuels to test Alder Green Crude-derived SAF

Green Car Congress

Rolls-Royce has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Alder Fuels, a process technology and project development company in the low-carbon transportation fuels industry ( earlier post ), to test Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) produced based on Alder Fuels’ proprietary greencrude technology (AGC).

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Tesla adds Quicksilver and Midnight Cherry Red colors to Giga Berlin lineup

Electrek

Tesla has added two new paint colors, Quicksilver and Midnight Cherry Red, to their Giga Berlin paint lines. The new colors are available now – but only for European and Middle Eastern customers. more….

Plug Power, Olin launch JV for 15-ton-per-day green hydrogen plant in Louisiana

Green Car Congress

Plug Power and Olin Corporation, a leading vertically integrated chlor alkali producer and marketer, launched a joint venture—announced in April ( earlier post )—to begin with the construction of a 15-ton-per-day hydrogen plant in St. Gabriel, Louisiana. The joint venture, named Hidrogenii, will support reliability of supply and speed to market for green hydrogen throughout North America, setting the foundation for broader collaboration between the two companies.

2023 Kia Niro EV starts near $40,000, beats base EV6 range

Green Car Reports

The redesigned 2023 Kia Niro EV will start at over $40,000 but gets an increase in EPA range to 253 miles. As such, it soundly beats its larger sibling in the Kia electric lineup, the base EV6 Light, in price and range.

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Panasonic Energy and NMG sign non-binding MoU for anode material

Green Car Congress

Canada-based Nouveau Monde Graphite Inc. NMG) and Panasonic Energy entered into a Framework Agreement establishing the terms of the commercial relationship between the parties to enable the next development steps of NMG’s ore-to-battery-market integrated graphite project in Québec, Canada.

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Tesla’s infrastructure is growing at record pace, just not as fast as deliveries

Electrek

Tesla’s infrastructure is growing at a new record pace with more stores and service centers added in the last quarter than ever, but it’s still not growing as fast as its deliveries. more….

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Hitachi Astemo develops anti-jerk control to improve EV ride comfort; motor torque control to improve power consumption and stability

Green Car Congress

Hitachi Astemo has developed a prototype of an anti-jerk control that improves ride comfort by reducing the back-and-forth jerk that can occur when the vehicle stops, and a motor torque control (motor ABS (anti-lock braking system)) that improves electricity consumption, driving stability and a sense of security by maintaining appropriate wheel slippage during regenerative braking on slippery surfaces.

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XPeng reshuffling organization structure to stem sales decline, report says

CN EV Post

XPeng CEO He Xiaopeng hopes the move will lead to an overall improvement of the previously overly centralized management, reduce communication costs and understand real user needs. The post XPeng reshuffling organization structure to stem sales decline, report says appeared first on CnEVPost.

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Tesla supplier Panasonic secures active anode supply for US battery plant

Teslarati

It appears that Tesla battery supplier Panasonic is working hard to secure the supply chain for its battery facilities in the United States. As per a recent press release, Panasonic Energy Co., and Mitsui & Co., LTD have entered into a Framework Agreement with Nouveau Monde Graphite Inc. .

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XPeng adds Svolt Energy as its new battery supplier

CN EV Post

The cell module supplied by Svolt Energy for the 550 km range version of the XPeng P5 has officially rolled off the production line. The post XPeng adds Svolt Energy as its new battery supplier appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. XPeng Svolt Energy

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Elon Musk’s language about Tesla’s self-driving is changing

Electrek

The language used by Elon Musk about Tesla’s self-driving effort is changing, and it is muddying the timeline for the automaker to deliver on its promise. more…. The post Elon Musk’s language about Tesla’s self-driving is changing appeared first on Electrek.

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Great Wall Motor to set up chip-making unit

CN EV Post

Great Wall Motor will set up a chip company with its chairman that may involve chip development in the areas of IGBTs, autonomous driving and smart cockpit. The post Great Wall Motor to set up chip-making unit appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

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Arrival (ARVL) pivots business strategy again, moving Van production to US-based microfactory

Electrek

EV start-up Arrival has announced its second business strategy pivot in the past three months.

CATL posts Q3 net profit of $1.3 billion, up 188% year-on-year

CN EV Post

CATL reported a gross margin of 19.27 percent in the third quarter, which was significantly better than the 14.38 percent reported in the first quarter, although lower than the 21.85 percent in the second quarter. The post CATL posts Q3 net profit of $1.3

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Rivian doubles down on electric bikes, CEO says company ‘super excited’ about e-bikes

Electrek

Rivian is best known as being the first company to market with an electric pickup truck. But after the electric vehicle manufacturer submitted trademarks earlier this year related to electric bicycles, the EV industry has kept an eye out for a possible Rivian e-bike. more….

XPeng opens City NGP to all eligible P5 vehicles in Guangzhou

CN EV Post

City NGP is only available to users in Guangzhou for now, and XPeng says it will work to make the feature available in more cities as soon as possible. The post XPeng opens City NGP to all eligible P5 vehicles in Guangzhou appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

The world’s largest oil exporting nation targets 150,000 EV exports in 2026

Electrek

One of the last nations you would expect to join the electric vehicle revolution, Saudi Arabia , has announced its intentions to build and export EVs. The world’s largest oil-exporting nation, Saudi Arabia, aims to export over 150,000 EVs in 2026. more….

Eve Energy unveils 560-Ah high-capacity energy storage battery

CN EV Post

The battery allows for a 50 percent reduction in the number of cells and a 47 percent reduction in the number of Pack parts, resulting in a 30 percent increase in productivity, according to Eve Energy. The post Eve Energy unveils 560-Ah high-capacity energy storage battery appeared first on CnEVPost.

Lectric XPremium review: The most affordable, quality mid-drive electric bike that money can buy

Electrek

The Lectric XPremium mid-drive folding e-bike still holds the honor of the highest-value mid-drive electric bike on the market today.

New discovery could reduce the number of potentially habitable planets

Innovation News Network

Potentially habitable planets might be rarer than we think due to the discovery of an Earth-like planet with no atmosphere. The post New discovery could reduce the number of potentially habitable planets appeared first on Innovation News Network. Space Astronomy Space Exploration

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BMW adds EV battery capacity in Germany to ramp up electric Mini Countryman production

Electrek

After releasing plans to scale EV and battery production in the US, BMW announced Thursday it would also be adding a new battery assembly line and new cell varnishing lines at its plant in Leipzig, Germany.

PUREVAP™ Quartz Reduction Reactor optimises silicon metal production efficiencies

Innovation News Network

PUREVAP™ Quartz Reduction Reactor from HPQ Silicon Resources improves economic and environmental efficiencies in silicon metal production. The post PUREVAP™ Quartz Reduction Reactor optimises silicon metal production efficiencies appeared first on Innovation News Network.

Podcast: TSLA results, cheaper Teslas, GMC Sierra EV, Ford F-150 EV towing, more

Electrek

This week on the Electrek Podcast , we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy. This week, we discussed Tesla’s earnings results, potential cheaper Tesla cars, the GMC Sierra EV unveil, Ford F-150 Lightning winter towing test, and more. more….

First Production Mercedes With EQXX Tech Will Be A CLA-Sized EV

InsideEVs

Arriving in 2024, the 185-inch long four-door sedan will allow Mercedes-Benz to compete with the Tesla Model 3, BMW i4 and Polestar 2

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Power your off-grid home with Renogy’s 400W solar kit at 2022 low of $514 in New Green Deals

Electrek

Are you ready to stop your dependence on the power grid for running your home? Well, has the ability to deliver up to 1,600Wh of power per day with just four hours of direct sunlight, making it a pretty stout setup for the 2022 low price of $514.

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Emerging Fleet Trends—Going Electric

Clean Fleet Report

Converting Fleets to EVs and Adding Roadside Assistance. The thought of an electric pickup truck, van, box truck or a semi-truck plying the roads seemed far fetched only a few years ago. No more, as the electrification of the trucks that move America’s goods and do its work is here, and growing fast.

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