Fri.Oct 28, 2022

BMW i Ventures leads investment in autonomous forklift company, Fox Robotics

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BMW i Ventures announced its lead investment in Fox Robotics, developers of the first intelligent forklift that can autonomously unload pallets from the trailer to the receiving dock. The oversubscribed funding round totals $20 million.

BP plans charging hubs for ride-hailing EVs, first near LAX

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Oil giant BP plans to launch a series of large EV fast-charging "Gigahubs" aimed at ride-hailing vehicles.

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ARPA-E awarding $39M to 16 projects to grow the domestic critical minerals supply chain

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA?E) E) will award $39 million in funding to 16 projects across 12 states to develop market-ready technologies that will increase domestic supplies of critical elements required for the clean energy transition.

Reports: Tesla will face DOJ, SEC scrutiny over self-driving claims

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Multiple arms of the federal government are reportedly preparing to scrutinize Tesla—and perhaps its CEO, Elon Musk—over various statements made about its driver-assistance system, building from its Autopilot system and relating to its extra-cost Full Self-Driving functionality.

Phoenix Motorcars and Pegasus Specialty Vehicles partner to develop Type A electric school buses; 300 over next 3 years

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Phoenix Motor, a manufacturer of all-electric, medium-duty vehicles, and Pegasus Specialty Vehicles, has formed a strategic partnership jointly to develop Type A electric school buses, targeted for the North American market.

IEA: Global demand for fossil fuels will peak this decade

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Global demand for fossil fuels will peak this decade due in part to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, which has accelerated many countries' move to renewable energy, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).

Osaka team demonstrates H2 purification using LOHCs

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Researchers from Osaka University have demonstrated a proof-of-concept for a novel molecular hydrogen production method that bypasses the need for expensive purification steps. They developed a system where hydrogen is separated and stored in liquid organic hydrogen carriers by catalysis of triaryl boranes in one seamless process. An open-access paper on their work is published in Science Advances. The concept of this work.

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Neste and Rolls-Royce partner to accelerate use of renewable diesel

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Neste and Rolls-Royce have agreed to build a strategic partnership on accelerating the use of renewable diesel as a lower-emission solution for diesel engines. Both parties share a common vision of renewable fuels playing a key role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions in off-highway applications, such as construction and power generation.

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Elon Musk Twitter takeover prompts prank that fools mainstream media

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Elon Musk is, in many ways, a fan of internet jokes and memes. And amidst his takeover of the social media platform Twitter, some mainstream media outlets ended up falling for a popular and pretty raunchy internet joke — hook, line, and sinker.

Volkswagen consolidating autonomous driving work

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Following on the announcement of the shuttering of Argo AI, the autonomous driving venture backed by VW and Ford ( earlier post ), Volkswagen announced it is focusing its development activities for autonomous and highly automated driving. In the area of autonomous driving as a service (MaaS/TaaS), the Group is consolidating its development partnerships. Volkswagen will no longer invest in Argo AI.

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EU officially inks complete ban on new combustion vehicles from 2035 onward

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Following over five years of debate and a steadfast proposal introduced last year, the EU has agreed upon its first terms under a “Fit for 55” package to significantly reduce carbon emissions in Europe and achieve climate neutrality by 2050.

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Everledger launches battery passport pilot with Ford

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Digital transparency company Everledger launched a battery passport pilot with leading automotive manufacturer Ford Motor Company to ensure responsible recycling of EV batteries. The pilot leverages Everledger’s technology platform to track electric vehicle (EV) batteries throughout their lifecycle to ensure responsible management during use and recycling at the end of their useful life.

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Tesla Model Y becomes best-selling car in Europe, and might be for a while

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Tesla Model Y took the top spot on the list of best-selling cars in Europe in September, and the electric SUV might stay there for a while. more…. The post Tesla Model Y becomes best-selling car in Europe, and might be for a while appeared first on Electrek.

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FREYR Battery and ITOCHU partner to develop materials supply chain

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FREYR Battery announced a new service agreement with ITOCHU Corporation, the Japan-based global trading and import/export company. As part of this agreement, ITOCHU will serve as a direct materials supplier for FREYR’s procurement and supply chain operations. As the world moves towards decarbonization, we see FREYR as an integral part of enabling a clean and sustainable lithium battery industry.

Lucid gains EPA approval to launch 2023 Air models

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Lucid has gained EPA approval to launch the sale of several 2023 model-year trims of the Air electric vehicle. Lucid gained Certificates of Conformity for the Air Grand Touring’s 19″, 20″, and 21″ trim levels , which allows the manufacturer to sell the vehicles to consumers.

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JERA and Toyota deploy first large capacity Sweep Energy Storage System with second-life batteries

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JERA, the largest power generation company in Japan, responsible for about 30% of Japan’s electricity, and Toyota Motor have built and deployed the first large-capacity “Sweep Energy Storage System”. The system was built using batteries reclaimed from electrified vehicles (HEV, PHEV, BEV, FCEV) and is connected to the consumer electrical power grid.

Tesla is clearing another 170 acres of forest at Gigafactory Berlin for expansion

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Tesla is starting to clear another 170 acres of forest at Gigafactory Berlin to prepare for a massive expansion of the EV factory. more…. The post Tesla is clearing another 170 acres of forest at Gigafactory Berlin for expansion appeared first on Electrek.

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Graphite – The essential ingredient of hydrogen fuel cell technologies

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Dr Corina Hebestreit of the European Carbon and Graphite Association discusses the role of graphite in hydrogen fuel cell technologies. The post Graphite – The essential ingredient of hydrogen fuel cell technologies appeared first on Innovation News Network.

Charging stations coming to US military sites as DOD rolls out EVs

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The Department of Defense (DOD) is well aware that electric vehicles are rolling out at a record pace and are only expected to continue gaining vehicle market share.

Quantum computer stability optimised by new topological superconductor

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Researchers at Penn State have pioneered a cutting-edge topological superconductor that enhances quantum computer stability. The post Quantum computer stability optimised by new topological superconductor appeared first on Innovation News Network. Technology Computer Science Quantum Computing

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Ford F-150 Lightning road trip test: Can the electric pickup travel as well as gas?

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Besides F-150 Lightning towing , I also wanted to see how good the electric pickup would be for road-tripping. So I planned a trip from New York City to Detroit. And by planned, I mean I put the trip in Google Maps and made sure there were Electrify America (EA) stops along the way.

Tesla-powered Slovenian company launches third–and largest–Megapack project

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A Tesla-powered Slovenian energy company has just launched its third–and largest–Megapack project to date, helping support 70 percent of the country’s energy grid. Slovenia’s NGEN first started utilizing Tesla Megapacks for energy storage and grid stabilization in 2019.

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EV stock winners and losers in October: Tesla remains global leader, and Porsche comes out swinging

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Today we’re kicking off a new spotlight on another very popular segment in the EV space – stocks. Over the past couple years, we’ve seen EV automakers financial bolstered or inhibited by IPOs, SPAC Mergers, or updates to their EV plans.

My inner dinosaur – what can palaeontology teach us about human anatomy?

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Professor Dr P Martin Sander of the University Bonn’s Paleontology Department takes us on the fascinating journey that forged human evolution and explains how studying dinosaurs can not only enhance our understanding of human anatomy but also inform modern medical science.

Does Ford think its EVs qualify for the full $7,500 IRA tax credit? Here’s what its CEO said

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Here’s what Ford CEO Jim Farley said during the company’s Q3 2022 earnings call about whether the company’s electric vehicles would qualify for the Inflation Reduction Act’s (IRA) full $7,500 tax credit. more…. The post Does Ford think its EVs qualify for the full $7,500 IRA tax credit?

BYD posts Q3 net profit of $786 million, up 350% year-on-year

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BYD reported revenue of RMB 117.1 billion in the third quarter, up 115.6 percent year-on-year and up 39.8 percent from the second quarter. The post BYD posts Q3 net profit of $786 million, up 350% year-on-year appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. BYD Earnings

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Mary Barra claims GM’s electric vehicles will qualify for the full tax credit in ‘2 to 3 years’

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General Motors CEO Mary Barra spoke with analysts Tuesday, saying GM’s EV models will be able to qualify for the full tax credit in two to three years. more….

Los Angeles Auto Show will host unveilings with EVs taking center stage

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Numerous automakers are expected to unveil new and upcoming models at the Los Angeles Auto Show next month, and electric vehicles will take center stage.

This oil giant and Hertz are building a massive fast-charging network for EV rentals starting at LAX

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Bp Pulse, the global oil leader’s charging infrastructure unit, is teaming up with Hertz to build a network of EV fast chargers in high-demand locations such as airports. The project aims to accelerate EV adoption by providing charging solutions where they are most needed. more….

Europe threatens retaliation over Inflation Reduction Act

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French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz want Europe to negotiate with the United States regarding the Inflation Reduction Act and have threatened retaliation otherwise. The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) has again attracted the ire of European leaders.

Italian electric motorcycle maker Energica set to debut massive 180hp electric motor

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Energica, the pride of Italy’s growing electric motorcycle manufacturing industry, already has one of the most powerful electric motorcycle drivetrains in the market.

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Tesla Model 3 seatbelts trigger fifth physical recall of 2022

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Tesla is recalling over 24,000 Model 3 units to fix an incorrectly reassembled seatbelt anchor. It is the fifth physical recall out of fifteen total recalls Tesla has announced so far in 2022, with the other then being fixed with an Over-the-Air Software Update.

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Tritium and DC-America are going to roll out a big US EV charging network [Update]

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Tritium makes DC fast chargers for EVs. DC-America designs, makes, and installs EV charging stations. And now, the two companies are going to team up to create a US-wide, federally funded EV charging network. more….

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Are electric cars tackling climate change?

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EIP's Kate Munro discusses how the current cost-of living crisis coupled with a desire to tackle climate change, has encouraged consumers to buy and use electric cars. The post Are electric cars tackling climate change? appeared first on Innovation News Network. Electric Vehicles Climate Change

It’s not even November but these major electric bike companies already posted huge Black Friday sales

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Remember when Black Friday came right after Thanksgiving? Me neither, and it’s apparently a distant memory for the electric bicycle industry too.

Audi Group records strong financial performance in a challenging environment

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The Audi Group continues to successfully steer its brands through a challenging market environment. In the first three quarters of 2022, the brand group increased its revenue year-on-year by 10.4% to €44.6 billion. Its operating profit reached €6.2

Segway’s latest SuperScooter GT1 and GT2 on sale at new lows from $2,429 in New Green Deals

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If you’re looking for a great way to get around the city this fall or winter, then the latest Segway SuperScooter GT1 and GT2 electric scooters are a great choice. Coming in with new all-time lows from $2,429 , you’ll find up to $490 in savings here and you’ll find a top speed of up to 43.5

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