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Fraunhofer analysis finds battery-electric trucks have energy cost advantage over hydrogen trucks

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In a recent analysis, Fraunhofer ISI concludes that battery-electric drives will become established in heavy-duty applications in the commercial vehicle sector and that fuel cells will remain a niche application. The decisive factor for the switch to battery-electric vehicles is the energy cost advantage compared to hydrogen and diesel. A paper on the work is published in Nature Electronics.

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As Nissan overhauls its roadmap to EVs, is it cutting out gasoline engine development?

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So far, Nissan hasn’t been among the growing group of global automakers to put an end date—estimated or not—on the sale of new vehicles with internal combustion engines. If a Monday report from Nikkei Asia proves true, Nissan could be closer to seeing that sunset for tailpipes—in non-electrified forms, that is. According to.

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NEO Battery Materials doubles target annual production to 240 tons for silicon anode commercial plant

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In August 2021, NEO Battery Materials, a Vancouver-based company focused on lithium-ion battery materials for electric vehicle and energy storage applications ( earlier post ), announced the strategic decision to upscale its originally planned pilot plant to a semi-commercial scale facility, effectively increasing production capacity 12-fold from 10 tons to 120 tons per year.

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Fully electric Ram 1500 development is working from the inside out

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Stellantis last year revealed that a fully electric Ram 1500 is due in 2024. Now it’s looking inside the fold, to its most devoted Ram truck brand fans, to help decide what the priorities should be for this upcoming electric truck—with something called RamRevolution.com. There, the brand says, there will be updates on the brand’s.

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How serious is Norway about climate change? So much that its streetlights self-dim

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BNEF: electrolyzer sales more than doubled in 2021, set to grow 4-5x this year

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BloombergNEF has just published its hydrogen market outlook for the first half of 2022. Among its findings are that asnnual government funding for hydrogen has reached $16 billion per year globally, up 40% from July 2021. This puts it two-thirds of the way to where it needs to be in order for clean hydrogen to play a strong decarbonizing role in the economy.

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Report: Biden's "blue" states carried 76% of 2021 US EV sales

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The "blue" states that President Biden won in the 2020 election carried 76% of 2021 United States EV sales, according to a new Bloomberg report. That's mainly down to a large urban/rural divide in EV adoption, driven by limited vehicle choices, underdeveloped charging in infrastructure in rural areas, and fewer incentives in the "red" states where.

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Ram electric pickup, blue-state EV sales, Nissan engines and EV plans: Today’s Car News

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The “blue” states that voted for Biden buy far more EVs. Ram looks to its insiders for feedback on how its electric pickup should take form. And as Nissan ramps up its EV vision, does it see a sunset for engine development? This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Stellantis’ Ram truck brand this morning revealed a little bit.

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EV Metals Group signs FEED Agreement for development of lithium chemicals plant in Saudi Arabia

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EV Metals Arabia, the operating subsidiary of EV Metals Group plc (EVM), has signed a Front-End Engineering Design Agreement (FEED) with Mustang and Faisal Jameel Al Hejailan Consulting Engineering Company, a subsidiary of Wood Plc, for the development of the first two processing trains for production of lithium hydroxide monohydrate (LHM) in the Lithium Chemicals Plant of the Battery Chemicals Complex in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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Tesla Model S Plaid’s 8.94-sec quarter-mile pass at 156 mph earns praise from Musk

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It may need some help from weight-saving measures, but the Tesla Model S Plaid can definitely become an eight-second car. It’s an incredible feat, and one that Tesla CEO Elon Musk personally acknowledged on Twitter. . The Tesla Model S Plaid is already an amazingly quick car. Equipped with three electric motors, the vehicle is listed on Tesla’s online configurator with a 0-60 mph time of 1.99 seconds and a quarter-mile time of 9.23 seconds with a trap speed of 155 mph.

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Solid-state battery startup Soelect raises $11M in Series A; including GM Ventures

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Soelect recently completed its $11-million Series A financing. Lotte Ventures teamed with GM Ventures and KTB Network to make the investment. Lotte Ventures, through a fund sponsored by Lotte Chemical, was the lead investor. We’re thrilled to have the benefit of learning from the vast capabilities of our investment partners. Lotte Chemical’s expertise in chemical/material manufacturing, GM’s sophistication in electric vehicle and battery development and KTB’s experience in venture capital will c

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Faurecia and Accenture partner on products and services for connected and autonomous vehicles

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Hertz Reaffirms Massive Tesla Order, Taking Model 3 Deliveries

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Recently, a Tesla owner discovered two car carrier trailers outside the Hertz rental car center in Santa Clara, CA. One of the trailers had Tesla Model 3 cars still on it, while the other one was unloaded completely. Reddit user u/AegisPrecipitate displayed a pic of this event from the front camera recording via his Tesla’s […].

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Infinium partners with ENGIE for one of largest announced commercial-scale e-fuels plants in Europe; Reuze project

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Infinium, an electrofuels company, is partnering with ENGIE to develop a facility that will produce ultra-low carbon Infinium electrofuels at scale for the local transportation industry. The new Reuze project includes the development of one of Europe’s largest announced CO 2 conversion hubs, located in France, which will enable the conversion of hundreds of thousands of tons of CO 2 emissions from ArcelorMittal into clean electrofuels for the European market.

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GeeRemit App Moves Money and Saves It Too

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Mobile money-transfer apps are now bigger in developing countries than just about anywhere else. In Kenya, for example, mobile transactions last year were up by about 20 percent over 2020, according to Capacity. For a fee, people send money to friends and family, pay bills, and buy groceries using a mobile wallet app. The transactions are made through cellular service providers, although the funds held in a mobile money account are protected by local financial regulations.

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Phillips 66 and H2 Energy Europe to from JV to develop up to 250 hydrogen retail refueling stations by 2026 in Germany, Austria and Denmark

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Phillips 66 and H2 Energy Europe will develop up to 250 retail hydrogen refueling stations across Germany, Austria and Denmark by 2026 through a 50-50 joint venture between their subsidiaries, Phillips 66 Limited and H2 Energy Europe AG. The agreement is subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions. Phillips 66 Limited is a UK.-based, wholly owned subsidiary of Phillips 66, a diversified energy manufacturing and logistics company.

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ExxonMobil announces 6th oil discovery offshore Guyana with Ranger-1; Guyana may move from non-producer to regional powerhouse

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Ford CEO says company will reduce allocations to dealers charging ‘unreasonable’ markups on F-150 Lightning electric pickup

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Ford CEO Jim Farley says that the company is addressing the situation where dealers are charging ‘unreasonable’ markups on the F-150 Lightning electric pickup and other vehicles. more… The post Ford CEO says company will reduce allocations to dealers charging ‘unreasonable’ markups on F-150 Lightning electric pickup appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla increased its income by over 100% in China for two consecutive years

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Tesla China increased its income by over 100% for two consecutive years, according to the company’s most recent 10-K SEC filing. Tesla reported a revenue of $13.844 billion in the Chinese market for 2021. In 2019, Tesla posted a revenue of $2.979 billion from China and $6.662 billion in 2020. . In comparison, Tesla posted a revenue of $23.973 billion in the United States for 2021.

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President Biden finally acknowledges Tesla as ‘America’s largest EV maker,’ calming Elon Musk fans

Electrek

In new comments about US manufacturing, President Biden finally acknowledged Tesla as “America’s largest electric vehicle manufacturer,” calming Elon Musk fans who have been raising a big stink for months about the administration overlooking Tesla. more… The post President Biden finally acknowledges Tesla as ‘America’s largest EV maker,’ calming Elon Musk fans appeared first on Electrek.

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SpaceX loses dozens of new Starlink satellites to “geomagnetic storm”

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SpaceX says that dozens of the 49 Starlink satellites aboard its most recent Starlink launch may have been doomed by a “geomagnetic storm” that arrived the day after. In an update published on SpaceX.com , the company revealed that “up to 40 of the [49 Starlink V1.5] satellites [launched on February 3rd] will reenter or already have reentered the Earth’s atmosphere” after the “severity of the storm caused atmospheric drag to increase up to 50 percent higher” r

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Ford CEO: We would rival Tesla right now if we were producing enough electric vehicles

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Ford CEO Jim Farley made an interesting comment that highlighted just how the perception of Tesla has massively shifted in the automotive industry over the last few years. more… The post Ford CEO: We would rival Tesla right now if we were producing enough electric vehicles appeared first on Electrek.

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NASA awards contract to build first rocket designed to launch from Mars

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NASA has selected Lockheed Martin, an American aerospace and defense company, to build the Mars Ascent Vehicle (MAV), a tiny rocket that will likely become the first to launch from another planet. “Committing to the Mars Ascent Vehicle represents an early and concrete step to hammer out the details of this ambitious project not just to land on Mars, but to take off from it,” said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate.

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Following the Money in the Air-Taxi Craze

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When entrepreneur JoeBen Bevirt launched Joby Aviation 12 years ago, it was just one of a slew of offbeat tech projects at his Sproutwerx ranch in the Santa Cruz mountains. Today, Joby has more than 1,000 employees and it’s backed by close to US $2 billion in investments, including $400 million from Toyota Motor Corporation along with big infusions from Uber and JetBlue.

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Tesla posts jobs for Giga Berlin paint shop

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Tesla recently invited people to join its paint team at Gigafactory Berlin via LinkedIn. Elon Musk has stated multiple times that Giga Berlin’s paint shop will be one of the most technologically advanced in the world. Tesla posted several job openings at Giga Berlin’s paint shop. The car manufacturer wants to fill the positions listed below. Plastic Process Engineer, Paint Maintenance Automation Engineer Paint Automation & & Equipment Engineer Paint Manufacturing Engineer, Paint Process

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Nikola Motors (NKLA) loses its whole supply chain leadership, puts hiring freeze as situation looks dire

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Nikola Motors (NKLA) has lost almost its entire supply chain leadership over the last few months as the situation at the company is starting to look dire. Sources familiar with the matter say that the company put a hiring freeze in place for now. more… The post Nikola Motors (NKLA) loses its whole supply chain leadership, puts hiring freeze as situation looks dire appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla’s now-defunct rolling stop feature called out by U.S. lawmakers for ever existing

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Tesla’s “rolling stop” feature was a hot topic in the automotive circuit last week. Now that it is officially removed from all Tesla vehicles, two U.S. Lawmakers with a history of calling out the electric automaker have drafted a new letter, wondering why the feature ever existed in the first place. Senators Ed Markey and Richard Blumenthal are voicing their concerns to Tesla and its CEO Elon Musk, claiming that, while the implementation of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (A

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Time To Stamp Out Dirty Trucks At The Post Office

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One of the most iconic images in America is that of a postal truck. With its steering wheel on the right-hand side and steadfast drivers going door-to-door — rain or shine — to deliver our messages, gifts, and goods. The Postal Service is entrusted with keeping us all connected and postal trucks help make that […].

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President Joe Biden finally says the word ‘Tesla’

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President Joe Biden has finally uttered the word “Tesla” in a speech, recognizing the company as the country’s “largest electric vehicle manufacturer.” Since Biden’s Presidency began in 2021, he has recognized the U.S.’ need for electric vehicles. However, Biden has stuck to commending legacy automakers like General Motors and Ford , two companies who have notable EV programs, but not to the capacity that Tesla does.

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Funding Our Future: The EV Transition Requires Infrastructure that Inspires Confidence & Powers All Communities

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This blog is part of RMI’s “Funding Our Future: Investing for Climate Impact” series, in which we discuss how we are informing the federal government about how federal infrastructure funds should be spent to help tackle climate change. This week, the US Department of Transportation will release initial guidance on how it will make its […].

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GM tells suppliers it plans to increase production on EVs by more than six-times

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General Motors told its suppliers that it plans to increase the production of its electric trucks and the Cadillac Lyriq SUV by more than six times in an attempt to keep pace with industry leaders. As the electric automotive market continues to become more competitive and has been dominated by smaller, EV-only companies, legacy automakers are ramping production and flexing their capacities in an effort to catch up.

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January German Plugin EV Share 22% — Fiat 500 In Top Spot

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Germany, Europe’s largest auto market, and the world’s 2nd largest plugin market after China, saw plugin electric vehicle share of 21.6% in January, almost flat year-on-year. Full electric vehicle sales grew a relative 28% year-on-year, plugin hybrids shrank slightly, and the overall auto market grew to 184,112 units. January plugin registrations saw a hangover after […].

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Tesla pulled non-critical steering component from some China-built cars to combat chip shortage

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Tesla reportedly pulled one of two electronic control units present in the steering racks of Shanghai-built Model 3 and Model Y vehicles to combat the global chip shortage, a new report claims. The chip pulled from these cars was not a safety issue and was non-critical to the overall operation of the vehicle. Tesla reported its strongest full-year guidance in terms of production and delivery figures in 2021.

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Can Legacy Gas Car Brands Take EVs Seriously? Musings From BMW iX Event In Brisbane.

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A friend of mine attended the launch of BMW’s iX electric vehicle range in Brisbane. This is his lament: The BMW EV event Recently, my wife and I attended the Brisbane launch of the BMW iX EV range. The cars sell for between $115,000 and $140,000 depending on range and accoutrements. Around 130 people attended, […].

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Tesla gets first place in inaugural Industrial Digital Transformation Report

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ARC Advisory Group, a technology and research firm founded in 1986, recently released its inaugural Industrial Digital Transformation Top 25 special report. The report analyzes companies across several industries and ranks them based on how well they excel at integrating digital technologies in all areas of their business. Tesla took the number one spot in ARC’s inaugural list. .

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Jeep’s new off-road electric scooter for adults unveiled today, showcasing partnership with Razor

Electrek

Jeep has a new electric scooter known as the RX200 heading your way soon, expanding the brand’s presence on two wheels. But just like with Jeep’s electric bicycle project , it didn’t go it alone. This time the automaker teamed up with Razor to create Jeep’s first electric scooter model. more… The post Jeep’s new off-road electric scooter for adults unveiled today, showcasing partnership with Razor appeared first on Electrek.

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Ford begins shipping all-electric E-Transit, beginning fulfillment of over 10,000 units

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Ford Motor Company announced today that it has successfully started shipping its brand new all-electric E-Transit van to customers, working to fulfill the over 10,000 orders the automaker has to for the vehicle. “Ford E-Transit , the electric version of America’s best-selling commercial van 1 and the first of two all-electric vehicles purpose-built for Ford Pro commercial customers, is now shipping across the U.S.