Tue.Sep 13, 2022

UNSW team develops new very-high-speed IPMSM motor with improved power density for EVs; new rotor topology

Green Car Congress

Engineers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia, have built a new high-speed motor which has the potential to increase the range of electric vehicles.

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How Lucid leaps past Tesla with smaller motors

Green Car Reports

Lucid Motors calls its motor design miniaturized, and it’s long boasted that the light and “impossibly compact” motor in its Air electric sedan is lean enough to fit into an airplane carry-on. Lean and small is only one aspect, however.

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SARI researchers propose novel method to enhance electrocatalytic conversion of CO2

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A research team led by Profs.

Nissan Leaf EV batteries' long lifetime is pushing recovery and recycling farther off

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Nissan Leaf batteries are lasting a long time, according to an executive with the automaker, and that may push mass reuse and recycling further into the future.

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Conservation group opposing Thacker Pass lithium mine seeks endangered status for Kings River pyrg (snail)

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The Western Watersheds Project (WWP) has petitioned the US Fish and Wildlife Service to list the rare Kings River pyrg (freshwater snail) under the Endangered Species Act.

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Tesla secures battery supply for EV and energy storage products

Teslarati

During an invite-only Goldman Sachs conference in San Francisco on Monday, Tesla Head of Investor Relations Martin Viecha shared some of the company’s plans for the next five years.

PEUGEOT introduces all-electric 308 sedan and wagon; first European manufacturer with 100% electric wagon

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With electrified plug-in hybrid versions already available, two new PEUGEOT 308 silhouettes—the sedan and wagon SW—will be available in a 100% electric version from 2023. PEUGEOT will be the first European manufacturer to offer a 100% electric wagon.

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Sparc Technologies, QUT partner to develop a hard carbon anode material from bio-waste for Na-ion batteries

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Australia-based Sparc Technologies has entered into a strategic partnership agreement with the Queensland University of Technology (QUT).

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Tesla is building four enormous Supercharger locations in California

Teslarati

Tesla is currently building four enormous Supercharger locations in California. Tesla is building four Supercharger locations in California after recieving grants from the California state government.

Shell chooses Driivz’s EV charging and smart energy management platform for European buildout

Green Car Congress

Israel-based Driivz announced that Shell has selected the Driivz EV charging and smart energy management platform to help accelerate the build out of new charging locations in more than 10 European countries, supporting Shell’s ambition to operate more than 500,000 charge points globally by 2025 and 2,500,000 by 2030.

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Tesla has access to all the batteries it needs for the first time

Electrek

Tesla has access to all the battery cells it needs for the first time, according to Martin Viecha, the vice president of investor relations at Tesla. more…. The post Tesla has access to all the batteries it needs for the first time appeared first on Electrek.

BMW Group introducing Plug & Charge with support for multiple charging contracts in car

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The BMW Group is introducing multi-contract Plug & Charge functionality to its line-up. From mid-2023, a Plug&Charge function will be available in the first BMW models, enabling customers to charge electricity at public charging points without having to use a charging card or app. The authentication required to start the charging process and for billing is carried out automatically by means of a data exchange between the vehicle and the charging station.

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An electric Audi R8 successor is (finally) coming around 2025

Electrek

Audi is working an all-electric successor to its R8 supercar to be released around “mid-decade,” according to a new report from Autocar. While the new EV won’t carry the R8 name, it will hold the spot at the top of the Audi lineup with higher performance than the e-tron GT. more….

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Magna invests $77M in Yulu; creates battery-swapping service company

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Magna is expanding into the fast-growing micromobility market by investing $77 million in Yulu, India’s largest electrified shared mobility provider, and creating a battery-swapping service company. Yulu deploys shareable, low-speed, electric two-wheelers to facilitate accessible, sustainable urban mobility in India. As part of the agreement, Magna will have a stake in the company and will hold a seat on Yulu’s board of directors.

Tesla Model 3 shows its inner-Cybertruck in impressive towing display

Teslarati

Over the weekend, a video posted on Instagram shows a Tesla Model 3 hauling trees up a dirt path. It’s no secret that electric vehicles and Tesla products are incredibly popular in Norway.

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Mercedes-Benz subsidiary Licular leading €17M LIBinfinity project for battery recycling

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Mercedes-Benz’ battery recycling subsidiary Licular GmbH—founded in 2021—is heading the consortium for LIBinfinity , a €17-million battery-recycling project funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). LIBinfinity focuses on a holistic concept for recycling materials of lithium-ion batteries using a mechanico-hydrometallurgical process without energy-intensive process steps.

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Ideanomics and GEP unveil the EV street sweeper coming to a city near you

Teslarati

Ideanomics and Global Environmental Products (GEP) announced today that it has developed a series of zero-emissions, electric vehicle street sweepers that will soon come to New York City, cities in California, Helena, Montana, and Washington D.C.

Meet the new off-road camper that acts as its own microgrid and can charge your EV

Electrek

Finally, electric camping has arrived. For those who want to get in touch with nature but worry about charging availability, Campworks has the solution for you. The redesigned Campworks NS-1 is like nothing you’ve seen before.

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Harvard engineers develop solid-state battery with performance, reliability improvements

Teslarati

Engineers in the lab of Xin Li, an Associate Professor of Materials Science at Harvard’s John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, have developed a new solid-state battery that is capable of 10,000-lifetime cycles and a charge rate as fast as three minutes.

Tesla brings service workers back to sales for end-of-quarter push

Electrek

After sending untrained sales workers to work on vehicles amid a service crisis, we now learn that Tesla is bringing the workers back to sales for another end-of-quarter push. more…. The post Tesla brings service workers back to sales for end-of-quarter push appeared first on Electrek.

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Chevrolet will NOT buy out Chevy dealerships if they don’t sell EVs

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Chevrolet Global Vice President Scott Bell has said that he will not offer dealerships a buyout if they don’t sell electric vehicles.

This modular off-grid solar EV charger can be installed in just four hours

Electrek

Campbell, California-based solar-powered EV charger company Paired Power has just debuted a modular, off-grid electric vehicle charger that is powered by a solar canopy. more…. The post This modular off-grid solar EV charger can be installed in just four hours appeared first on Electrek.

Horizon Europe project developing liquid hydrogen energy storage for net zero aviation

Innovation News Network

The OVERLEAF project aims to decarbonise the skies by pioneering a liquid hydrogen storage tank to fuel hydrogen-powered aircraft. The post Horizon Europe project developing liquid hydrogen energy storage for net zero aviation appeared first on Innovation News Network. Energy Hydrogen

VinFast prepares to enter US, Europe, and Canada after delivering first 100 VF 8 EVs

Electrek

Vietnamese automaker, VinFast , is moving quickly after unveiling a full portfolio of electric vehicles last year.

Human Horizons launches the HiPhi Z ultra-futuristic digital GT

EV Specifications

Human Horizons has officially launched its second flagship vehicle - the ultra-futuristic digital GT HiPhi Z.

Tesla has special code for crash testing in its cars, and it’s raising red flags

Electrek

It was discovered that Tesla has special codes in its vehicle software related to crash testing with auto safety agencies. It is raising red flags with those agencies. more…. The post Tesla has special code for crash testing in its cars, and it’s raising red flags appeared first on Electrek.

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Communities of color affected by air pollution lag in EV adoption; study looks at how to fix this

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Interest in purchasing an EV is high among communities of color, which are also more burdened by air pollution than white communities.

Quick Charge Podcast: September 12, 2022

Electrek

Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts , Spotify , TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. more…. The post Quick Charge Podcast: September 12, 2022 appeared first on Electrek.

Autonomous vehicle driven by most advanced AI model to date

Innovation News Network

Experts have innovated an Artificial Intelligence (AI) model that simultaneously handles the perception and control of an autonomous vehicle. The post Autonomous vehicle driven by most advanced AI model to date appeared first on Innovation News Network.

Nissan Leaf battery lifetime, Lucid motor tech, EVs and communities of color: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Lucid gives a deep-dive into its motor tech and why it leaps past what’s offered by Tesla and Porsche. Nissan Leaf batteries are staying in use longer than anticipated. And communities of color are far more interested in EVs than sales data suggests. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

Tesla hires critical minerals expert in Canada ahead of rumored Gigafactory

Teslarati

Tesla has hired a new critical minerals expert in Canada ahead of the company’s rumored placement of its next Gigafactory, which could land somewhere in Quebec.

Tesla vehicles can be stolen with new relay attack, but there’s a two-inch caveat

Electrek

A new relay attack has demonstrated that Tesla vehicles can be stolen with a quick hack, but thieves need to work in pairs and get as close as two inches from your phone or key card. more….

How Starlink & T-Mobile’s partnership will impact 5G for the better for AI cameras

Teslarati

Starlink and T-Mobile’s partnership will be revolutionary for cellular service and Smarter AI CEO Chris Piche had some thoughts on how the new partnership will impact 5G capability for the automotive industry. .

Sun Joe’s cordless pole saw reaches 15 feet and doesn’t need gas or oil for $153 in New Green Deals

Electrek

Do you have branches too high to reach without a ladder? Leave the ladder put away and just use instead. It ships with a 40V 2.5Ah battery that delivers 14 minutes of runtime per charge without a single drop of gas or oil.

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Aptera’s refreshing sustainability strategy puts customers at the forefront

Teslarati

In an exclusive interview with Teslarati, Aptera Co-CEO Chris Anthony stressed how his company makes cars sustainable in the dirty automotive industry.

Tesla hires senior government official to lead critical mineral supply chain efforts in Canada

Electrek

Tesla has hired a senior government official in Ontario to lead the company’s efforts on its critical mineral supply chain and government policy in Canada ahead of a potential factory in the country. more….

Tesla hackers find a vulnerability with NFC relay attack

Teslarati

Tesla hackers have found a vulnerability with an NFC relay hack but there’s a catch. Thieves will have to work in pairs and get close to the NFC chip or smartphone. According to IOActive , the relay attack needs two attackers. One uses the Proxmark device at the vehicle’s NFC reader.