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Plug Power invited to submit Part II Application for proposed $520M DOE loan guarantee for green hydrogen production network

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Plug Power Inc. has been invited to submit a Part II Application for a loan guarantee under the US Department of Energy (DOE) Title XVII Loan Guarantee Program.

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Aptera shows how its “never charge” solar EV performs

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Aptera Motors’ says that most drivers will never need to charge its three-wheeled, solar-powered car—offering a driving range of up to 1,000 miles—and that it will be “the most efficient vehicle ever made available to consumers.”

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New machine learning method accurately predicts battery state of health

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Researchers from the Smart Systems Group at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, UK, working together with researchers from the CALCE group at the University of Maryland in the US, have developed a new method to estimate battery health irrespective of operating conditions and battery design or chemistry, by feeding artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms with the raw battery voltage and current operational data.

Panasonic sees bigger cells as key to affordable EVs but is skeptical of Tesla format change

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In a rare interview, Panasonic's EV battery boss provided a glimpse of the company's response to the larger battery cells promoted by client Tesla.

National labs M2FCT researchers outline prospects and challenges for hydrogen fuel-cells in heavy-duty transportation

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2021 VW ID.4 rated for 260 miles of range in lower-priced version

Green Car Reports

Volkswagen confirmed Monday that its 2021 ID.4 Pro, which starts reaching dealerships soon, has been given a somewhat higher EPA range rating of 260 miles. The ID.4 Pro, with the larger 82-kwh battery pack, achieves that number in single-motor rear-wheel-drive form, beating the ID.4

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Insight LiDAR develops first gesture detection sensing technology for autonomous vehicle LiDAR systems

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Insight LiDAR announced that its product, Insight 1600, is the first LiDAR with the combined high resolution and velocity detection to enable pedestrian gesture recognition. The new capability can be used by AV perception teams to predict the actions of pedestrians quickly and accurately.

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Lexus to display new LF-Z Electrified concept at Auto Shanghai 2021

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Lexus plans to display the LF-Z Electrified Concept at Auto Shanghai 2021, which opens on 19 April 19 in Shanghai, China.

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Tesla Model 3 modified by UP wins race against Porsche Taycan Turbo S


A Tesla Model 3 modified by Unplugged Performance (UP) has won a race in the All Japan EV Grand Prix against a Porsche Taycan Turbo S. To top it off, the top performance electric Porsche was on semi slick tires.

Researchers find abundance of oil-eating bacteria in northeast Atlantic

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A team of scientists from Heriot-Watt University has found the waters in the Faroe-Shetland Channel (FSC) are teeming with oil-eating bacteria. The FSC is a deepwater sub-Arctic region where the oil and gas industry has been active for the last 40?years. years. An open-access paper on the research was published in mBio , an American Society for Microbiology journal.

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Tesla (TSLA) gets a new ~$1 trillion price target over Apple-like all-in-one energy ecosystem


Tesla (TSLA) is rising today on a new ~$1 trillion price target from a top analyst who sees the company developing an Apple-like ecosystem for energy. more… The post Tesla (TSLA) gets a new ~$1 trillion price target over Apple-like all-in-one energy ecosystem appeared first on Electrek.

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Toyota moves mobility services in Europe under Cologne-based KINTO Europe

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Toyota Motor Europe (TME) has started KINTO Europe GmbH, a limited liability company with headquarters in Cologne, Germany. Toyota Financial Services Corporation (TFSC), Japan, holds 51% of the company’s shares, with the remaining 49% owned by TME. Both TME and TFSC are wholly owned by Toyota Motor Corporation, based in Japan. KINTO Europe is headed by CEO Tom Fux.

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Tesla’s AI is about to get better, and not just for Full Self-Driving


Tesla’s use of artificial intelligence in its electric vehicles is about to get better in a new software update, according to CEO Elon Musk, and he is not just talking about the automaker’s Full Self-Driving effort.

LG Energy Solution and SK Innovation to end all legal disputes over EV batteries in US and Korea

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LG Energy Solution and SK Innovation have agreed to settle all legal disputes relating to EV batteries in the United States and Korea. As a result, all litigation between the companies, which began in April 2019, is resolved. In this agreement, the two companies agreed to the following terms. SK Innovation will pay LG Energy Solution 2 trillion won (USD $1.8 billion) apportioned into lump-sum payments and a running royalty.

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Rivian’s electric pickup truck is going to be powered by Samsung SDI battery cells


Rivian announced today that Samsung SDI is going to be supplying the battery cells for its electric pickup truck and upcoming electric vehicles. more… The post Rivian’s electric pickup truck is going to be powered by Samsung SDI battery cells appeared first on Electrek. Electrek

Crypto exchange Binance launches Tesla (TSLA) token for fractional stock trading


Cryptocurrency exchange platform Binance has announced that it is launching zero-commission tradable stock tokens called Binance Stock Tokens (BST), which would allow users to trade in fractional stocks.

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Tesla (TSLA) now has crypto stock token by Binance to buy fractional shares


Tesla’s stock (TSLA) will be the first to trade as a token on Binance’s exchange so that users can buy fractional shares using cryptocurrency. more… The post Tesla (TSLA) now has crypto stock token by Binance to buy fractional shares appeared first on Electrek. Electrek

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SpaceX clears launch pad for upgraded Starship’s first big day of testing


SpaceX has cleared its suborbital South Texas launch pad of all personnel, clearing the way for the Starship serial number 15 (SN15) to kick off the first in a series of big tests.

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EGEB: Ireland to build the Atlantic’s first floating offshore wind farm


In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): Ireland’s Moneypoint coal station will become a green energy hub that includes a floating offshore wind farm. France set to ban short domestic flights.

Tesla Investor Saved A Man From Jumping Off A Bridge On The NJ Turnpike

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Tesla investor and advocate Mo Stonks saved the life of someone attempting suicide this week. He shared on Twitter that he was still shaking and that the person just tried to end their life by jumping off of the side of a bridge on the New Jersey Turnpike. Mo risked his own life to shut […].

Tesla Model 3 duels the Porsche Taycan Turbo S in track race–with surprising results


The Tesla Model 3 is starting to become a popular vehicle for track enthusiasts in Japan. In the recently held All Japan EV Grand Prix at the Fuji Speedway in Oyama, the event’s flagship EV-1 category featured five Model 3s from several different teams.

‘DJI Automotive’ dives into the world of autonomous EVs


Some significant news from DJI, but it involves cars instead of drones. The company is working on supplying sensors – and perhaps much more – for autonomous vehicles. If you step back and shake your head for a second, this actually makes a lot of…sense.

Canaccord raises Tesla (TSLA) price target by 155% over battery, solar potential


Tesla ( NASDAQ:TSLA ) has received a vote of confidence from Canaccord Genuity analyst Jed Dorsheimer, who stated that the EV maker is moving towards an “Apple-esque ecosystem” of products that are focused on sustainable energy. .

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Aptera performance, Tesla’s Canadian charade, Panasonic on Tesla battery plans: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Panasonic expresses some skepticism about the battery format Tesla sees as the future. Tesla’s putting its 94-mile Model 3 out in the open, in Canada. What did hybrids look like a century ago? And Aptera’s “never charge” solar car goes to the track.

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Tesla bull ARK Invest weighs in on Elon Musk’s Neuralink


Longtime Tesla bull ARK Invest believes Elon Musk’s Neuralink can push the field of neuroscience much faster than otherwise expected.

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Tesla Semi: Tesla is looking to launch its ‘Semi Service Program’ starting with a surprising location


Tesla is starting to hire for the upcoming launch of its “Semi Service Program,” a service program for the Tesla Semi electric truck. But the first location for the Tesla Semi service program is an interesting one.

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Rivian R1T spotted with LiDAR rig in Palo Alto as more questions arise about Driver+


Another Rivian R1T electric pickup truck was spotted with a LiDAR rig on Page Mill Road in Palo Alto. After Rivian released more details about its R1T and R1S vehicles in November, questions emerged about Driver+, its driver-assist system.

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REE Automotive announces collaboration with Magna


REE Automotive has announced a “strategic collaboration” with Magna International, which will allow both companies to explore the possibilities of fully modular electric vehicles (MEVs) and bring them to market.

Tesla Giga Berlin’s battery factory deemed “very important” investment by minister


Tesla’s upcoming battery factory in Berlin has received a strong voice of support from German Economics Minister Peter Altmaier (CDU).

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Polaris refreshes its GEM Low Speed Vehicle (LSV) line with new options


Polaris has been investing heavily lately in its electric future, and now the GEM line is getting some new love and attention. more… The post Polaris refreshes its GEM Low Speed Vehicle (LSV) line with new options appeared first on Electrek. Electrek

The Tesla Cybertruck’s most formidable rival gets a bullish battery supply update


The Ford F-150 Electric, arguably the most formidable rival to upcoming vehicles like the Tesla Cybertruck and the Rivian R1T, has practically secured its battery supply.

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e-JOE ONYX sport commuter e-bike review: mid-drive looks, hub motor power


One of the most common uses for electric bicycles is as an alternative urban transport vehicle. Why drive a 3,000 lb car when a 60 lb electric bike can move you through the city quicker and cheaper?

Xpeng & NIO (& Tesla) China’s EV Showdown: Tesla Rivalry with NIO & Xpeng

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Originally posted on EVANNEX By Matt Pressman Can Tesla compete with fast-growing EV companies locally in the all-important Chinese market?

Evidence of a Homeowner-Renter Gap for Electric Appliances

Energy Institute at HAAS

Renters are more likely to have electric heating, electric hot water heaters, electric stoves, and electric dryers. Renters tend to draw the short straw when it comes to low-carbon technologies. … Continue Reading Evidence of a Homeowner-Renter Gap for Electric Appliances.

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Musk Reveals Details Related To Tesla's Artificial Intelligence


Tesla's AI is something that could put it way ahead of rivals, but many people are still skeptical about its worth

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Why state policy should favor municipal aggregation

Green Energy Consumers

A priority for Green Energy Consumers Alliance is increasing New England’s clean energy supply while delivering lower cost s to consumers. I n both Massachusetts and Rhode Island, the following facts prevail about our electricity supply options: Massachusetts Green municipal aggregation Rhode Islan

SpaceX might stack Starship on Super Heavy with “mechanical arms”


Not long after SpaceX CEO Elon Musk re-upped his plan to catch Super Heavy boosters – and possibly Starships, too – out of the air with a tower and giant arms, regulatory documents suggest that those arms might have even more uses.

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