Tue.Jul 27, 2021

Minnesota becomes latest state to adopt California clean car standards

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Minnesota has become the latest state to adopt California clean car standards; the new standards were finalized by a notice in the state register on Monday. Original map from Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. The policy will implement two clean cars standards to reduce vehicle emissions.

Tesla Semi and Cybertruck delay, Rivian second factory, Hyundai fuel-cell semis: Today’s Car News

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Tesla provided more detail about how it plans to open its Supercharger network to other EVs. It made a record number of vehicles but won’t get to the Semi—or Cybertruck, quite likely—until next year. And it has too many kinds of batteries.


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BMW Group Research unveils innovative concepts for cargo e-bike and e-scooter

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The BMW Group has presented a number of innovative micromobility solutions to the public in the past, including the BMW Motorrad X2City, the Personal Mover Concept and the BMW Vision E³ Way elevated road concept.

Rivian confirms plan for second factory, before delivering first electric trucks

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Rivian last week confirmed plans for a second factory just days after confirming delivery delays for its R1T electric pickup truck and R1S electric SUV. The important piece of news was contained in an announcement of a $2.5

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Air Products and Cummins partner on hydrogen fuel cell trucks; Air Products to convert global 2K truck fleet to H2

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Air Products and Cummins signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to work together to accelerate the integration of hydrogen fuel cell trucks in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Cummins will provide hydrogen fuel cell electric powertrains integrated into selected OEM partners’ heavy-duty trucks for Air Products, as Air Products begins the process of converting its global fleet of distribution vehicles to hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.

Hyundai will test 500-mile hydrogen fuel-cell semis in California

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Hyundai will test its Xcient Fuel Cell Class 8 semi trucks in California for two publicly-funded projects, the automaker announced Monday in a press release.

FREYR Battery chooses Mpac Lambert for supply of battery cell assembly equipment package to customer qualification plant

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FREYR Battery, a developer of clean, next-generation battery cell production capacity, has signed a contract with Mpac Lambert for the supply of the casting and unit cell assembly equipment package to the battery cell production line at FREYR’s Customer Qualification Plant (CQP) in Mo i Rana, Norway.

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New $60M DOE funding to increase energy efficiency in manufacturing

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced $60 million in funding for its largest-ever cohort of university-based Industrial Assessment Centers (IACs) , which assist small- and medium-sized manufacturers in reducing their carbon emissions and lowering energy costs, while training the next generation of energy-efficiency workers.

SpaceX is almost ready to start turning Starship’s launch tower into ‘Mechazilla’


After a burst of activity and custom part deliveries, SpaceX appears to be almost ready to start turning Starship’s vast launch tower into what CEO Elon Musk has described as a “Mechazilla.”

Titan Advanced Energy Solutions receives ~1.1M Phase II SBIR award to develop production-ready ultrasound system to identify dangerous Li-ion batteries

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Titan Advanced Energy Solutions (Titan), focused on using ultrasound technology to help make batteries run better, safer, and longer, received nearly $1.1

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Tesla discloses Cybertruck design influences in fascinating new patent


Tesla has obtained today a design patent for the Cybertruck, and the patent application references several interesting prior designs that could have influenced Tesla’s unique design.

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Hyundai bringing XCIENT Fuel Cell trucks to California

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Hyundai Motor Company will deploy the company’s latest hydrogen fuel cell electric heavy-duty trucks in California in two publicly funded projects to improve the air quality in the region.

Quantumscape’s Q2 report reveals 10-layer solid-state battery, plus commercialization timeline


In a letter to shareholders recapping Q2 of 2021, solid state battery manufacturer Quantumscape has offered some exciting updates surrounding its solid-state battery technology.

Tesla produced and delivered more than 200K vehicles in Q2 2021

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In the second quarter of 2021, Tesla produced 206,421 vehicles (2,340 Model S/X and 204,081 Model 3/Y) and delivered 201,250 (1,890 Model S/X) and 199,360 Model 3/Y). Tesla also announced that had achieved an operating margin of 11.0% and exceeded $1 billion of GAAP net income for the first time.

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Tesla Megapack batteries sold out “through the end of 2022”


In the second-quarter earnings call, Tesla CEO Elon Musk shared that the Megapack is sold out up to the end of next year. “We We have a significant unmet demand in stationary storage.

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GM expands access of OnStar Vehicle Insights telematics solution to non-GM vehicles

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Since the introduction of General Motors’ fleet telematics solution, OnStar Vehicle Insights, fleet managers have received nearly 3.5 million notifications and details of almost 16 million trips covering more than 246 million miles.

EV vs. ICE: How far can you travel in each state for $100?


A battle is emerging in the world of transportation – the electric vehicle (EV) vs. the internal combustion engine (ICE). Soon you’ll have to choose sides, so it’s vital that you’re fully informed.

OCTA ordering 10 more New Flyer battery-electric buses

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New Flyer of America has received a firm contract from the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) for 10 zero-emission battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE 40-foot transit buses. OCTA serves 34 cities within Orange County, California, providing transportation to the state’s third-largest county and supporting nearly 40 million passengers per year.

Tesla pushes estimated delivery dates for both Model S trims


Tesla has updated its website configurator for the upcoming Model S, to reflect delivery delays on both the Long Range and Plaid trims for new customers. The Long Range Model S especially faces a massive delay, now estimated to arrive in February or March of 2022.

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SpaceX just finished Starship’s 100th Raptor engine


SpaceX says its Hawthorne, California rocket factory and headquarters has completed the assembly of Starship and Super Heavy’s 100th Raptor engine.

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Tesla Energy achieves record quarter; Megapack and Powerwall are sold out for a while


Tesla Energy, the automaker’s energy division, had a record quarter, but the market doesn’t seem to care much due to how small it is in relation to its automotive business.

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Tesla solar and battery storage deployments tripled year-over-year in Q2 2021


Tesla’s second-quarter results may be headlined by its $1.1 billion of GAAP net income, but its energy division achieved some incredible milestones as well.

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Tesla everything but confirms Cybertruck production delay until 2022


Tesla has everything but confirmed that Cybertruck production is going to be delayed into next year. more… The post Tesla everything but confirms Cybertruck production delay until 2022 appeared first on Electrek.

Tesla Model S Plaid spotted in Nurburgring testing with yoke and regular steering wheel


It took some time, but it appears that the time has finally come for Tesla to attempt a legitimate lap record around the world’s most iconic racetrack, Germany’s “Green Hell,” the Nürburgring.

Huawei’s head of autonomous driving lost his job after claiming Tesla vehicles are killing people


Su Qing, the head of autonomous driving at Huawei, has been removed from his position after making some controversial comments about Tesla — going as far as claiming that Tesla vehicles are killing people.

Tesla Superchargers to adopt time-based pricing for non-Teslas EVs


Just recently, Elon Musk confirmed that Tesla’s Supercharger Network would be opened to other electric vehicles later this year.

EGEB: In 2020, the US produced the lowest energy emissions in nearly 40 years


In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): In 2020, due to the pandemic, US energy emissions fell to the lowest level since 1983. Belfast, Maine, sees 7 megawatts of community solar launch for Central Maine Power customers.

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Tesla price targets move as analysts unravel massive Q2 earnings beat


Following Tesla’s ( NASDAQ: TSLA ) second-quarter Earnings Call that took place on Monday evening, analysts tasked with following the automaker’s stock have revised their price targets, working to unravel the massive beat that the company reported.

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Chinese university develops new material to accelerate solid state battery production


A team at University of Science and Technology of China has developed a new material that could potentially help lower the production costs of solid state lithium batteries and accelerate their commercialization into EVs.

Tesla’s Bitcoin investment has been a rollercoaster ride of gains and losses


One of the ultimate joyrides as a human is riding a rollercoaster. The anticipation of sitting in the train, waiting for dispatch as you slowly climb up the first gigantic hill, all for the anticipation to break.

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Hyundai Ioniq 6 plus Pony sneak peek [video]


In DK Kim’s first report from Korea, he gets a sneak peek at Hyundai’s incredible Ioniq 6, the production version of the Hyundai Prophecy Concept that was revealed in 2020. more… The post Hyundai Ioniq 6 plus Pony sneak peek [video] appeared first on Electrek.

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Elon Musk not attending Tesla Earnings Calls is not a bad thing


Tesla CEO Elon Musk joined the likes of Apple’s Steve Jobs and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos as CEOs who will not regularly attend their company’s Quarterly Earnings Calls.

Quick Charge Podcast: July 27, 2021


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: July 27, 2021 appeared first on Electrek.

Rivian plans to invest $5B on second US assembly plant


Rivian plans to initially invest $5 billion on its second US assembly plant, dubbed “Project Tera.”. Rivian aims to start construction on its second assembly plant by the fall of 2021, coinciding with the beginning of R1T deliveries in September.

Amazon’s #1 best-selling electric edger hits $93.50, more in New Green Deals


It’s that time again, so we’re bringing you the latest batch of New Green Deals to browse. Today, we’re going to take a look at deals on LED lighting to make your home more energy efficient. Plus, you’ll find discounts on snow blowers and much more below, as well.

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What the EU Climate Plan Means for National Targets

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The Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR) sets binding national climate targets for the emissions of road transport, buildings, agriculture, waste and small industries.

Anand Group partners Mando Corporation to develop EV components 

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Anand Group partners Mando Corporation to develop EV components . Anand Group an Auto component maker has partnered with South Korea’s Mando Corporation to cater to the growth of the electric vehicles segment in India.