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Ingevity enters EV battery market with $60M investment in lithium-ion anode materials producer Nexeon

Green Car Congress

Chemicals and materials company Ingevity earlier this month invested $60 million in a $170-million round to acquire an equity stake in Nexeon Limited ( earlier post ) in a strategic move to establish the company’s presence in the electric vehicle (EV) market and expand opportunities to grow its activated carbon business.

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Analysis: Electric pickups emit less CO2 than the average gasoline truck anywhere in the US

Green Car Reports

Electric pickup trucks have a lower carbon footprint than the average gasoline or diesel truck anywhere in the United States, the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) said in the latest update of its ongoing EV emissions analysis.

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WPI team develops green closed-loop process for recycling lithium from Li-ion batteries

Green Car Congress

Researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) have developed a sustainable lithium recovery process which can selectively leach and recover lithium with formic acid before recycling valuable metals. With their method, lithium can be 99.8%

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Top-tech Xpeng G9 SUV claimed to be world's fastest-charging mass-produced EV

Green Car Reports

Chinese automaker Xpeng claims its new G9 flagship SUV will be the world's fastest-charging mass-produced EV, but it's unclear if it might eventually be sold in the United States.

Cathode-electrolyte integration strategy for solid-state Li-metal battery with enhanced cycle stability

Green Car Congress

A team led by researchers from Central South University (Changsha, Hunan, China) has proposed a cathode-electrolyte integration strategy to produce a solid-state lithium-metal battery with enhanced cycle stability. A paper on their work is published in the Journal of Power Sources.

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Why is the EU championing nuclear energy to secure a greener future?

Innovation News Network

Learn about the current and projected future outlook for nuclear energy within Europe with Massimo Garribba of the European Commission. The post Why is the EU championing nuclear energy to secure a greener future? appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Researchers improve hydrogen absorption in metal hydrides using semi-cylindrical coil heat exchanger

Green Car Congress

Researchers from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and Queensland University of Technology (QUT) have developed a new method to improve hydrogen absorption in metal hydrides. An open-access paper on their approach is published in Scientific Reports.

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Truckmakers drop lawsuit challenging tailpipe emissions standards

Green Car Reports

A lawsuit from an industry group, challenging California’s Omnibus standard for heavy-duty trucks and vans aimed at dramatically cutting emissions, was dropped last week.

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Improving hydrogen fuel cell charging times

Innovation News Network

Researchers have developed a new design for hydrogen fuel cells that could significantly reduce charging times. The post Improving hydrogen fuel cell charging times appeared first on Innovation News Network. Energy Green Energy Hydrogen Power

How Many U.S. Households Don’t Have Air Conditioning?

Energy Institute at HAAS

With rising adoption, nearly 90% of American homes have air conditioning, but almost 30% in California are still without it. And, once again, the U.S. is gripped by sweltering heat … Continue Reading <strong>How Many U.S. Households Don’t Have Air Conditioning?</strong>

Tesla (TSLA) still dominates US electric car market with 68% market share

Electrek

Tesla is still dominating the US electric car market, now with a 68% market share. This share is going down as more EVs hit the market. But, the decline is slow and the automaker is increasing its US delivery volumes. more….

Tesla Gigafactory Texas Megapack energy storage project gains approval

Teslarati

Tesla’s Megapack will power one of the company’s biggest production plants as the automaker and energy company has landed approval for a massive battery energy storage system (BESS) project at Gigafactory Texas, filings show.

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Elon Musk reveals more details about Tesla Robot, sees people gifting it to elderly parents

Electrek

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has revealed more details about Tesla Optimus, the company’s upcoming humanoid robot, and how he sees the product rolling out over the next decade. more….

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Advancing fusion energy technologies in the UK

Innovation News Network

Professor Kate Royse explains how UK organisations are collaborating to accelerate fusion energy technologies. The post Advancing fusion energy technologies in the UK appeared first on Innovation News Network. Energy Green Energy Nuclear Energy The Innovation Platform Issue 11

Cheapest US EVs, fastest-charging EV, gas vs. electric pickups, diesel-rule suit dropped: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

We look at the lowest-priced U.S. An industry group drops its lawsuit over tighter diesel tailpipe rules. How much better for emissions are electric pickups? And a Chinese automaker claims to have the world’s fastest-charging mass-production EV. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

Can on-street EV chargers solve inner city charging problems?

The Driven EV News

One issue holding inner city drivers back from adopting EVs is lack of easily accessible charging infrastructure. What are the potential solutions? The post Can on-street EV chargers solve inner city charging problems? appeared first on The Driven. Charging Electric Cars EV News

Blue Origin scraps New Glenn recovery ship, finishes first ‘test tank’

Teslarati

After four years of halting work, Blue Origin has fully abandoned a transport ship it once intended to convert into a landing platform for its orbital-class New Glenn rocket.

We tested Tesla Full Self-Driving Beta in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and it was scary

Electrek

We tested Tesla Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta in the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina, and it was a scary experience. more…. The post We tested Tesla Full Self-Driving Beta in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and it was scary appeared first on Electrek.

Tesla wins Autopilot, FSD “misleading” marketing lawsuit in Germany: report

Teslarati

Back in 2020, a Munich court ruled that Tesla was employing misleading marketing strategies in Germany due to the company’s use of the words “Autopilot” and “Full Self-Driving” for its advanced driver-assist systems.

Tesla releases new picture of its upgraded supercomputer – one of the best in the world

Electrek

Tesla has released a new picture of its upgraded supercomputer, which is now believed to be the seventh most powerful computer in the world by GPU. more…. The post Tesla releases new picture of its upgraded supercomputer – one of the best in the world appeared first on Electrek.

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New Elon Musk essay: Tesla CEO’s current thoughts on technology and humanity

Teslarati

It’s been a while since Elon Musk published an extensive blog post outlining his stance on a specific topic. On the official Tesla website, his last blog post was on August 24, 2018, when he explained his decision to keep Tesla a publicly-traded company.

Xpeng unveils 480kW fast-charger that can add 200kms in five minutes

The Driven EV News

Chinese EV maker XPeng launches 480kW ultra-fast charger, one of fastest on market. The post Xpeng unveils 480kW fast-charger that can add 200kms in five minutes appeared first on The Driven. Charging EV News ev charger ultra-rapid xpeng

Elon Musk explains rationale behind Optimus (Tesla Bot) design

Teslarati

Elon Musk has been pretty open with the idea that Optimus (Tesla Bot) will be Tesla’s next big product. Built on the company’s work in artificial intelligence and the milestones of the Autopilot program, Optimus could very well be a disruptor in the labor market.

Porsche is installing a solar panel microgrid, reducing CO2 emissions by an estimated 3.2 million lbs. per year

Electrek

Porsche is announcing today a new partnership with Cherry Street Energy to build a microgrid solar panel microgrid at One Porsche Drive in Atlanta. more…. The post Porsche is installing a solar panel microgrid, reducing CO2 emissions by an estimated 3.2 million lbs.

Tesla Gigafactory Nevada poised to improve battery production by 10%: report

Teslarati

Tesla Gigafactory Nevada, a joint operation between the EV maker and longtime battery partner Panasonic, is reportedly expected to boost its production by 10%, or about the equivalent of one production line.

Biden will sign Inflation Reduction Act tomorrow, affecting EV credits

Electrek

Biden will sign the Inflation Reduction Act tomorrow, Tuesday, August 15, which means TODAY is the last day to qualify for the “old” EV Tax credit. more…. The post Biden will sign Inflation Reduction Act tomorrow, affecting EV credits appeared first on Electrek.

Tesla has world’s 7th largest supercomputer by GPU count: AI lead

Teslarati

Tesla AI Infra & AI Platform Engineering Manager Tim Zaman recently stated that the electric vehicle maker now has the world’s seventh largest supercomputer by GPU count, and that’s even before the company deploys its custom Dojo supercomputer.

NIO's second swap station in Norway goes into operation

CN EV Post

The new station, located in Vestby, will connect Norway's battery swap network to the planned network in Europe. The post NIO's second swap station in Norway goes into operation appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. NIO Battery Swap NIO Norway

Tesla is crushing the US’ luxury vehicle registrations year-to-date

Teslarati

New data from Experian has revealed that Tesla is dominating the United States’ luxury vehicle sector.

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Dodge brings again Durango Hellcat for 2023, will provide 7 Challenger and Charger heritage fashions

Baua Electric

DETROIT — Dodge is making some noise with its roaring engines earlier than transitioning to extra eco-friendly electrified efficiency. The muscle model on Monday stated it should convey again the. Read more.

NIO plans to enter the U.S. by 2025

Teslarati

NIO has announced it plans to expand into the U.S. market by 2025. According to Electric-Vehicles.com , NIO plans to enter the U.S. market alongside other western markets by the end of 2025. The company has already established a U.S.

Tencent Music to offer Dolby Atmos music services to NIO's vehicles

CN EV Post

Tencent is the largest institutional shareholder of NIO, and its holding subsidiary Tencent Music entered into a partnership with Dolby Laboratories last month. The post Tencent Music to offer Dolby Atmos music services to NIO's vehicles appeared first on CnEVPost.

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Tesla FSD Beta update 10.69 still scheduled for August 20 release

Teslarati

Elon Musk reaffirmed that Tesla FSD Beta update 10.69 is still scheduled to roll out this Saturday, August 20. Musk highlighted–once again–that the Tesla Autopilot/AI team is doing amazing work. He teased that 10.69—otherwise otherwise known as 10.13—would

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Cadillac replaces Mercedes as U.S. Open tennis sponsor — this is what it’s planning

Baua Electric

When the U.S. Open begins on Aug. 29, the grand slam tennis match can have a brand new automotive sponsor. Cadillac has inked a multiyear take care of the U.S. Read more. The post Cadillac replaces Mercedes as U.S.

Hummingbird’s new ultralight 22 lb. (10 kg) electric bike is made of plant fiber

Electrek

There are lightweight electric bikes and then there are really lightweight e-bikes. But the new Hummingbird Flax folding e-bike is even lighter than those. At just 22 lb. (10 10 kg), this plant-based e-bike isn’t just friendly to your back – it’s apparently vegan-friendly as well. more….

VW, Mahindra deepen EV part cooperation

Baua Electric

FRANKFURT — Volkswagen Group and Mahindra and Mahindra will increase their cooperation and have signed a Time period Sheet settlement, beneath which VW will provide electrical parts from its MEB. Read more.

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Faraday Future reports Q2 earnings – FF 91 deliveries expected by end of 2022

Electrek

Faraday Future, the California-based EV startup, reported Q2 earnings today with some exciting announcements and key financial updates. more…. The post Faraday Future reports Q2 earnings – FF 91 deliveries expected by end of 2022 appeared first on Electrek.