Wed.Aug 03, 2022

Aurora Hydrogen raises $10M Series A; microwave pyrolysis of natural gas for efficient low-carbon hydrogen production

Green Car Congress

Canada-based Aurora Hydrogen, a company developing emission-free hydrogen production technology, has raised $10 million in Series A funding led by Energy Innovation Capital. Participating investors include Williams, Shell Ventures, Chevron Technology Ventures and the George Kaiser Family Foundation.

Electric semis might get up to $40,000 credit under reconciliation bill moving through Congress

Green Car Reports

As Congress moves to extend and expand the federal EV tax credit for passenger cars, it's also considering a bill that would add a first-ever tax credit for electric commercial vehicles.

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EIA: At least 9 new refinery projects to come online before end of 2023 in Asia and Middle East; 2.9 MMb/d

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In Asia and the Middle East, at least nine refinery projects are beginning operations or are scheduled to come online before the end of 2023, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). At their current planned capacities, they will add 2.9

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Stellantis fined $300 million over dirty diesel engines in Jeep, Ram models

Green Car Reports

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, part of the Stellantis group, was sentenced Monday to pay a U.S. 300 million criminal penalty over diesel engines that polluted more than they were allowed by regulations.

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27 Hyundai XCIENT fuel cell trucks entering fleet service in Germany; funding from BMDV

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Seven German companies in logistics, manufacturing and retail will put 27 Hyundai XCIENT Fuel Cell trucks into fleet service with funding for eco-friendly commercial vehicles from Germany’s Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV).

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Tesla Model Y: Californians can subscribe by the month to drive best-selling EV

Green Car Reports

California drivers can now get behind the wheel of a Tesla Model Y without a long-term commitment with subscription service Autonomy. The company launched its subscription service in January with the Tesla Model 3, and according to a recent release it's now adding the Model Y.

AVL to use TECO2030 fuel cell stacks in DemoTruck

Green Car Congress

Norway-based TECO2030, a provider of specifically designed modular fuel cell system for heavy-duty marine applications, and AVL List GmbH have signed a collaboration agreement under which TECO2030s fuel cell stacks will be deployed in AVL’s DemoTruck which is powered by the HyTruck Fuel Cell System.

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Jaguar Land Rover opens new testing facility for electrical and radio interference

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Jaguar Land Rover has taken another step towards a new era of electrification and connectivity by opening a facility to test the next generation of vehicles for electrical and radio interference.

SpaceX set for first Moon launch [webcast]

Teslarati

No earlier than (NET) 7:08 pm EDT (23:08 UTC), August 4th, a flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to lift off from SpaceX’s Cape Canaveral Space Force Station LC-40 pad as part of the company’s 34th launch of 2022.

UTSA, SwRI collaborate to make more efficient storage materials for hydrogen

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The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and Southwest Research Institute are collaborating to improve storage materials for hydrogen fuels with a hybrid metal-carbon microstructure that combines both chemical and physical hydrogen storage mechanisms.

Tesla is testing new version of Solar Roof (v3.5) in employee’s homes

Electrek

Tesla has come up with a new version of its Solar Roof, version 3.5, and it is now testing it in employee’s homes ahead of a wider launch. more…. The post Tesla is testing new version of Solar Roof (v3.5) in employee’s homes appeared first on Electrek.

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German-Chilean consortium investigating new ways of reducing arsenic in copper concentrates: ReAK

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Chile is the world’s top copper producer (27% of global production) and exporter. In Chile, copper is mostly found in sulfide ores, especially in chalcopyrite (CuFeS 2 ), bornite (Cu 5 FeS 4 ) and chalcocite (Cu 2 S).

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Tesla applies to patent more precise GPS antenna for self-driving and navigation

Electrek

Tesla has applied to patent a new multi-band GPS antenna that it believes will be more precise for self-driving and navigation applications. more…. The post Tesla applies to patent more precise GPS antenna for self-driving and navigation appeared first on Electrek.

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Stellantis investing $99M for new hybrid engine production at three North American plants

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Stellantis will invest a total of $99 million in three North American plants for production of a new four-cylinder turbocharged engine. Investments will be made at the Dundee Engine Complex in Michigan, the Kokomo Casting Plant in Indiana and the Etobicoke Casting Plant in Toronto. The new engine is a 1.6-liter, I-4 turbocharged unit with direct fuel injection and flexibility for hybrid-electric vehicle (HEV) applications.

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BYD sells record 162,530 NEVs in July, up 21% from June

CN EV Post

BYD sold 4,026 new energy passenger vehicles in July in overseas markets, the first time it has provided this breakdown in its monthly sales report. The post BYD sells record 162,530 NEVs in July, up 21% from June appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. BYD Deliveries

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innolectric and CBMM testing niobium materials in on-board charger

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Germany-based innolectric AG, a provider of charging and power systems for electromobility, and Brazil-based niobium company CBMM are investigating whether nanocrystalline magnetic materials can significantly increase efficiency in electromobility. As part of the joint research work, an innovative soft magnetic core material with niobium is being tested in direct application in the innolectric On-Board Charger.

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Ford F-150 Lightnings are all over the U.S. — Literally

Teslarati

“From the shores of the Kenai River in Alaska to Houston and even Hawaii.” ” That’s how Ford summed up its announcement today that the new F-150 Lightning has officially been delivered to all fifty U.S.

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NIO reportedly targeting LMFP batteries as one of its R&D directions

CN EV Post

One of the technical directions of NIO's battery R&D is LMFP batteries, and the technical route is similar to CATL's M3P batteries, according to local media. The post NIO reportedly targeting LMFP batteries as one of its R&D directions appeared first on CnEVPost.

Volvo to build large-scale battery plant in Sweden for heavy-duty EV models

Teslarati

Volvo Group has announced today that it will build a “large-scale” battery manufacturing facility in Sweden that will help to “meet the growing demand for battery electric heavy-duty vehicles and machines.”

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NIO forms mobile tech unit, possibly for phone business

CN EV Post

NIO will develop one phone per year, like Apple, but at a cheaper price than iPhones, William Li previously said. The post NIO forms mobile tech unit, possibly for phone business appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. NIO NIO Phone

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Ford EV sales outpace segment, gains EV market share

Electrek

Ford released its July 2022 sales today, showing that the automaker continues its push into the EV market. In fact, rising Ford EV sales boosted the automaker to become the best-selling brand this past month. more….

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BYD sets another sales record in July 2022, new centre opens

The Driven EV News

BYD achieves highest monthly vehicle sales on record, reporting a 222 per cent increase for July over the same month a year ago. The post BYD sets another sales record in July 2022, new centre opens appeared first on The Driven. Electric Cars EV News EV Sales BYD EV sales production

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Why US community solar is forecast to more than double by 2027

Electrek

There are currently 4.9

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CATL to supply M3P batteries to Tesla in Q4 for Model Y, report says

CN EV Post

The Model Y with a 72-kWh battery pack will first use CATL's M3P batteries, which will be available early next year, according to local media. The post CATL to supply M3P batteries to Tesla in Q4 for Model Y, report says appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

Toyota’s bZ4X recall isn’t going great – company offers car buyback

Electrek

Toyota has sent a letter to bZ4X owners, offering a choice between a loaner and incentive package or full repurchase of vehicles, as the company continues to struggle with (literally) keeping the wheels on their first electric car effort.

Hyundai rolls out 27 heavy-duty hydrogen trucks in Germany

The Driven EV News

More hydrogen-powered trucks take to road in Europe this week in funding bid to promote sustainable transport. The post Hyundai rolls out 27 heavy-duty hydrogen trucks in Germany appeared first on The Driven. Electric Transport EV News Hydrogen Fuel Cell

I drove a Lucid Air Grand Touring Performance from LA to San Francisco, here’s how it went

Electrek

For over a year now, I have been planning a trip up the coast with my parents to San Francisco. What a perfect opportunity to test out the new Lucid Air Grand Touring Performance!

BYD July sales breakdown: Han 25,849 units, Song 38,697 units

CN EV Post

Since deliveries began in July 2020, BYD's flagship Han family of sedans has sold a total of 281,293 units. The post BYD July sales breakdown: Han 25,849 units, Song 38,697 units appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. BYD Deliveries

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Audi EV models featured in hit Netflix film, plans to ramp US EV output

Electrek

The new Netflix hit, “The Gray Man,” features several new Audi EV models, but Audi is not stopping there. The German automaker is rolling out extensive plans to expand its US EV market position. more….

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Tesla Model S and Model X Plaid Europe deliveries to start December 2022

Teslarati

A few days ago, Tesla Model S and Model X Plaid reservation holders in Europe reported that they received delivery updates from the electric vehicle maker. It was a welcome wait for many, especially considering that some customers of the flagship EVs placed their orders in early 2021. .

Legacy auto BEV growth rate doubles Tesla which drops to 60.9% of total EV market

Electrek

Despite dwindling inventories of BEVs due to supply chain constraints and legacy automakers still playing catchup in BEV production, the demand for electric vehicles continues to rise… and Tesla isn’t the only pony in the race anymore.

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MTV’s “Pimp My Trip” returns this month with new host—watch the trailer right here

Baua Electric

MTV’s “Pimp My Trip” is making a comeback this month, albeit within the U.Ok. and with out authentic host Xzibit. Filling in for internet hosting duties shall be British rapper. Read more.

NIU launches futuristic-looking electric moped that’s half e-bike, half e-motorcycle

Electrek

Electric mobility company NIU has just launched one of the sleekest looking light electric motorbikes we’ve seen in years. But before you get too excited, we should note that the new NIU SQi is first launching in the company’s domestic market of China. more….

BP invests up to $88 million in new UK EV battery testing centre

The Driven EV News

One of the world's largest contributors to greenhouse emissions, British oil and gas supermajor BP, is getting into the EV battery business. The post BP invests up to $88 million in new UK EV battery testing centre appeared first on The Driven. Batteries EV News

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Ford signs nickel supply agreement with Australian mining Company

Teslarati

Ford Motor Company signed a Memorandum of Understanding for nickel (Ni) supply with BHP. The Australian mining company has already signed a nickel supply agreement with Tesla and Toyota.

Bugatti’s first EV, an e-scooter with 25-mile range, sees first sale at $1,020 or less in New Green Deals

Electrek

Bugatti is well-known in the car world as making one of the fastest production vehicles on the market. The brand is also known for being extremely expensive. But now, if you’re wanting to pick up a Bugatti and not take out a million dollar loan, it’s possible.

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Elon Musk’s countersuit against Twitter will be made public on August 5

Teslarati

Judge Kathleen McCormick of Delaware Chancery Court permitted Elon Musk to make his countersuit against Twitter public on August 5. Musk initially asked to make his Twitter countersuit public two days earlier, on August 3, before the Annual Tesla Shareholders Meeting in Texas.