Mon.Nov 29, 2021

Honda unveils two key future safety technologies toward the realization of its goal for zero traffic collision fatalities by 2050

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Honda Motor recently unveiled its work on two key advanced future safety technologies being developed with the goal of realizing “zero traffic collision fatalities involving Honda motorcycles and automobiles globally by 2050”.

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Toyota is poised to make affordability, not range, at the center of its EV play

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Toyota’s onslaught of battery electric vehicles is likely to arrive later than those from other automakers. But when these models appear, don’t expect Tesla range numbers—or Tesla prices.


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E-bike company Ariel Rider raises $14.8M in Series A

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Seattle-based e-bike manufacturer Ariel Rider has raised US$14.8 million in a Serie A round, which puts the company’s valuation at US$74.0 million.

Nissan aims for 15 EVs by 2030, solid state batteries by 2028

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Nissan on Monday unveiled an ambitious plan to launch nearly two dozen new electric cars and hybrids and invest in solid state battery tech by the end of the decade.

Nissan unveils Ambition 2030 vision for e-mobility and beyond; cobalt-free batteries, EV with ASSB in 2028

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Nissan Motor unveiled Nissan Ambition 2030, the company’s new long-term vision for empowering mobility and beyond.

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Hyundai Home ecosystem due in 2022 will cover solar, charging, energy storage

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Hyundai recently unveiled a coordinated home-energy ecosystem, bundling EV charging, solar, and home energy storage. Dubbed Hyundai Home, the service will provide one-stop shopping for these products to Hyundai customers, the automaker said in a press release.

Vulcan Energy signs binding lithium hydroxide offtake agreement with Stellantis

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Vulcan Energy Resources ( earlier post ) and Stellantis have signed a binding lithium hydroxide offtake agreement to supply, starting in 2026, a minimum of 81,000 tonnes and a maximum of 99,000 tonnes of battery-grade lithium hydroxide over the duration of the initial five-year agreement.

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BNEF: producing battery materials in the DRC could lower supply-chain emissions and add value to the country’s cobalt

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The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) can leverage its abundant cobalt resources and hydroelectric power to become a low-cost and low-emissions producer of lithium-ion battery cathode precursor materials, according to a new study on a unified African supply chain by BloombergNEF (BNEF).

Tesla to provide product roadmap update in Q4 2021 earnings call


Elon Musk plans to update investors about Tesla’s updated product roadmap at the Q4 2021 earnings call. “Oh man, this year has been such a supply chain nightmare & it’s not over! I will provide an updated product roadmap on next earnings call,” Musk tweeted.

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Researchers develop dual cellular-heterogeneous catalyst technology to produce olefins from plant sugar

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A team of researchers from the US NSF Center for Sustainable Polymers based at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities has demonstrated the use of a dual cellular–heterogeneous catalytic strategy to produce olefins from glucose. Wang et al.

Transportation Sec. Buttigieg: Buy an EV and ‘never worry about gas prices again’


Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said earlier today during an interview on MSNBC that those who purchase electric vehicles will “never have to worry about gas prices again,” as fees at the pump have continued to rise over the past year.

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£71M ZEBRA funding to support introduction of 335 zero-emission buses

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The UK Government earlier this month announced that it will support five local transport authorities with funding worth nearly £71 million (US$95 million) under the Zero Emission Bus Regional Area (ZEBRA) scheme. The investment will support the introduction of up to 335 zero-emission buses. The winning authorities were: Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority; Kent County Council; Leicester City Council; Milton Keynes Borough Council and Warrington Borough Council.

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Tesla Cybertruck will have yoke steering wheel, Elon Musk says will be a ‘tech bandwagon’


Elon Musk confirmed that the Tesla Cybertruck will have a yoke steering wheel, and he also said that the electric pickup truck will be a “technology bandwagon.” ” It could mean that it will have a better version of the new steering wheel.

Rivian R1T’s first real-world towing test shows 62% range loss


The Rivian R1T just began deliveries before 2021’s third quarter ended. Now that owners have had some time with their Rivian pickups, the real-world tests of the features that potential buyers are curious about are beginning.

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Tesla is rumored to get green light at Gigafactory Berlin any day; already some Model Ys produced


Tesla is rumored to finally get the green light to start production at Gigafactory Berlin any day now, according to a new report coming out of Germany. The report even suggests some production numbers for the early ramp-up.

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Tesla’s Elon Musk calls for an end to TSLA’s end-of-quarter vehicle delivery blitzes


Over the years, it has practically become a tradition for Tesla to engage in a massive “end-of-quarter push” that involves the company working double time in an effort to deliver as many vehicles to as many customers as possible.

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Ford likely to have more EV sales than ‘all in’ GM for 2021, analyst concludes


According to a recent research study by Morgan Stanley, Ford Motor Company is on pace to outsell General Motors (GM) in the EV market for 2021.

Tesla Giga Shanghai is barreling towards an output of over 1M vehicles per year


This year, Tesla’s total vehicle deliveries would likely get closer to the 1 million vehicle mark, thanks in no small part to the Model Y and Model 3 ramp in Gigafactory Shanghai and the company’s continued optimization of the Fremont factory.

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Elon Musk says SpaceX could face ‘genuine risk of bankruptcy’ from Starship engine production


In an email sent to SpaceX employees, obtained by Space Explored , Elon Musk addressed the ‘crisis’ of Starship Raptor engine production and said the company could face a ‘genuine risk of bankruptcy’ if the company is unable to achieve a Starship flight rate of once every two weeks next year.

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Nissan to launch 23 new electric models, 15 new EVs by 2030


In the world of global automotive development, companies that have long relied on gas-powered motors are announcing new plans to transition to electrification on a nearly daily basis.

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US voters support all-EV sales by 2030, but governments and automakers are way behind


55% of US registered voters support a requirement that all new cars sold after 2030 be all-electric, while just 35% oppose, according to a new poll. more… The post US voters support all-EV sales by 2030, but governments and automakers are way behind appeared first on Electrek.

LG Energy Solution confirms $1.36B EV battery plant


The Michigan branch of LG Energy Solution has confirmed a $1.36 billion investment into an electric vehicle battery production facility in North America by 2024, according to Korean regulatory filings released on Monday. The $1.36

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Silent Yachts launches solar catamaran with kite wing sail and 100 mile daily range from the sun


Solar boat engineer and designer Silent Yachts has shared new details of the SILENT-60, a 60′ catamaran with 42 solar panels and two electric propelled motors backed by 286 kWh of battery capacity.

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SpaceX drone ship heads to sea for record-breaking Starlink launch


SpaceX’s newest drone ship is on its way out into the Atlantic Ocean for a Starlink mission that will break the company’s record for annual launch cadence. Somewhat confusing known as Starlink Shell 4 Launch 3 or Starlink 4-3, the batch of 53 laser-linked V1.5

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BMW starts i4 electric car deliveries to customers


BMW announced that it delivered the very first BMW i4 electric cars to customers today at an event at its headquarters. It officially marks the expansion of BMW’s EV lineup that has remained stagnant for almost a decade.

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SpaceX rocket sails into California port after interplanetary launch


The first SpaceX Falcon 9 booster to help launch a payload directly into interplanetary space has safely arrived at a California port.

World’s largest wind turbine maker bounces back from cyberattack


Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas suffered a ransomware attack on November 19. But the world’s largest wind turbine maker said today that almost all of its IT systems are back online.

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Is Gasoline Becoming Unaffordable?

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Not if you can remember the world before COVID. In 1960, gasoline cost $0.31 per gallon. Isn’t it outrageous that it costs more than $0.31 today? If you think that’s … Continue Reading Is Gasoline Becoming Unaffordable? Uncategorized featured

The best electric bicycles under $1,000 that we’ve tested in 2021


There are hundreds of models of electric bikes to choose from in the North American market across a vast price range. That can make it confusing to find the right one for you.

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Mercedes Vision EQXX concept touted as brand's most efficient EV yet, due for January 3 reveal

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The efficiency-focused Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX concept will be revealed on January 3, 2022, Mercedes R&D boss Markus Schäfer announced in a LinkedIn post last week. Announced in July, the Vision EQXX targets 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) of real-world range on a single charge.

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Nissan unveils ‘Ambition 2030’ electric car plan – are they finally coming back to EVs?


Nissan has announced a new electrification plan intending to bring the company into the electric age with four new concepts, $17 billion in investment over five years (including solid state batteries), and 15 fully electric models by 2030.

Sac Metro Air District Partners with EVgo for Public EV Charging 

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Sac Metro Air District Partners with EVgo for Public EV Charging . The Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District (Sac Metro Air District) and EVgo has joined hands.

Sondors gives exact production, delivery dates for $5K Metacycle electric motorcycle


The $5,000 SONDORS Metacycle electric motorcycle received a huge response upon its unveiling , but many reservation holders have been left scratching their heads and looking at an empty space in their garage while they await a delayed delivery.

Luna Cycle launched X2 full suspension electric bike

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Luna Cycle launched X2 full suspension electric bike. Luna Cycle a Southern California electric bicycle manufacturer has launched a new high-power electric bicycle Luna X2 electric bike. It had sold out almost immediately when it had unveiled.

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Xiaomi taps Beijing as its EV headquarters alongside a new 300,000 vehicle-per-year factory


Xiaomi Automotive recently signed a contract with a committee from the Beijing Economic-Technological Development Area to establish its entire automotive business in the suburb of Yizhuang.

Nupur Recyclers to set up 200 EV charging stations & battery swapping stations 

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Nupur Recyclers to set up 200 EV charging stations & battery swapping stations . Nupur Recyclers a leading metal scrap processing and recycling company in India has forayed into the domestic electric vehicle space.

Renault revamps its classic 1960s 4L car as an eVTOL craft


In wrapping up the 60th anniversary celebration of its iconic old-school 4L car, French automaker Renault has unveiled a redesign of the model as the AIR4 electric takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicle.