Thu.May 26, 2022

SolarEdge, Kokam open 2GWh cell plant in South Korea

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SolarEdge Technologies and SolarEdge’s subsidiary, Kokam Limited Company, a provider of lithium-ion batteries and integrated energy storage solutions, announced the opening of “Sella 2”, a two gigawatt-hour (GWh) battery cell manufacturing facility.

EVs emit more brake dust, which the EU is stepping up to regulate

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Tailpipe emissions tend to be the focus of regulators, but the next round of European Union emissions standards will tackle pollution from another source—one that is particularly relevant to EVs.

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Germany to invest up to €290M to launch the Innovation and Technology Center for Hydrogen (ITZ H2)

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Germany will invest up to €290 million to launch the Innovation and Technology Center for Hydrogen (Innovations- und Technologiezentrum für Wasserstoff, ITZ H 2 ), following the positive conclusion of a feasibility study (German only).

2022 Kia EV6: Takeaways on real-world range, charging, and livability vs. Ioniq 5

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The Kia EV6 and Hyundai Ioniq 5 are two of this year’s most wanted EVs. And with the Ioniq 5 essentially unavailable to those in some regions of the country this year, it may seem to some fixated on the Hyundai that they’ll need to settle for second-best.

Sysco Corporation intends to purchase up to 800 battery-electric Freightliner eCascadia Class 8 trucks

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Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) and Sysco Corporation (NYSE: SYY) a leading US foodservice distribution company, have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to deliver up to nearly 800 battery-electric Freightliner eCascadia Class 8 tractors by 2026.

EVs and brake dust, Lucid Air recall, Kia EV6 range and charging update: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

The Lucid Air has been recalled over a wiring issue—but nothing to do with its ace propulsion pieces. We sum up why we like the EV6 just a little bit more than the Ioniq 5, but why we think an important piece of tech is missing from both.

Hydrogen Opposed Piston Engine Working Group formed

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Several organizations, encompassing companies, research labs, and academia, have formed the Hydrogen Opposed Piston Engine Working Group. The Working Group consists of members undertaking research and development in the field of hydrogen combustion in an opposed-piston engine. An opposed piston engine with hydrogen combustion could well provide the best-known thermal efficiency from a reciprocating engine, with the potential to match the in-vehicle efficiency of a hydrogen fuel cell.

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ZF and Mercedes-Benz Trucks showcase eWorX Power Take-Off for electric trucks

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ZF has joined forces with Mercedes-Benz Trucks to equip its electric trucks with eWorX, ZF’s electrified Power Take-Off (PTO) system. The eWorX all-in-one solution offers vehicle body manufacturers a known mechanical interface to drive work equipment.

Tesla moves to expand Gigafactory Berlin on new 250-acre land

Electrek

Tesla has started to officially move to expand Gigafactory Berlin on a new 250-acre lot with the submission of the construction plan to the municipality. more…. The post Tesla moves to expand Gigafactory Berlin on new 250-acre land appeared first on Electrek.

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Continental launches new sensors to protect EV batteries; current and impact

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Continental is launching two new sensors for electrified vehicles: the Current Sensor Module (CSM) and the Battery Impact Detection (BID) system. Both new solutions focus on protecting the battery and/or on battery parameter retention.

Georgia gives US solar panel manufacturing a big boost with a new factory

Electrek

Seoul-headquartered PV solar-cell manufacturing giant Q Cells today announced that it’s opening a new solar panel manufacturing facility in Dalton, Georgia. more…. The post Georgia gives US solar panel manufacturing a big boost with a new factory appeared first on Electrek.

Honeywell and DENSO to co-develop and manufacture electric motor for Lilium eVTOL jet; Aernnova to design and build propulsion mounting system

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Lilium, developer of an all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) jet, is partnering with Honeywell and DENSO, who will co-develop and manufacture the Lilium Jet’s electric motor that will power the Lilium Jet’s engines.

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Tesla delivers Megapacks to new Bitcoin mining facility

Electrek

Tesla has delivered four Megapacks to a giant new Bitcoin mining facility in Texas that is going to be the first to be powered by the automaker’s solar and batteries. more…. The post Tesla delivers Megapacks to new Bitcoin mining facility appeared first on Electrek.

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Canada’s BC Transit to buy ten 40' Proterra electric buses and megawatt-scale fleet charger

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BC Transit in British Columbia, Canada has approved a $20-million contract to purchase ten 40-foot Proterra ZX5 electric transit buses and one Proterra Energy megawatt-scale EV fleet charger as part of the agency’s transition to a fully electric bus fleet. The contract includes the option for BC Transit to acquire additional electric transit buses and EV chargers from Proterra as the agency seeks to replace 500 buses with electric vehicles over the next decade.

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Lucid Air recalled over instrument panel wiring

Green Car Reports

Lucid is recalling 1,117 Air electric sedans to address a fault that could disable display screens. The fault involves a wiring harness that may not be secured properly in the affected cars, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recall report.

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Nano One to acquire Johnson Matthey Battery Materials Canada; JM takes stake in AEM electrolyzer pioneer Enapter

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Battery materials company Nano One Materials has entered into a binding agreement to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Johnson Matthey (JM) Battery Materials Ltd. JMBM Canada) for approximately C$10.25 million (US$8 million). The acquisition is fully funded and is on a cash-free, debt-free basis and is subject to certain working capital adjustments.

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Tesla Giga Shanghai sends out fourth shipment of vehicles to Europe [Video]

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Tesla Giga Shanghai sent out another shipment of vehicles recently. Tesla China seems eager to reach pre-lockdown operations soon. A video from Jay in Shanghai shows Giga Shanghai loading Horizon Leader with Tesla vehicles bound for Europe.

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ZeroAvia to collaborate with MHIRJ to design retrofit and line fit options for hydrogen-electric regional jets

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ZeroAvia has expanded its agreement with MHI RJ Aviation Group (MHIRJ), a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries ( earlier post ). As part of the broader collaboration, MHIRJ will provide engineering services, aircraft integration, and its OEM experience to support the certification of ZeroAvia’s hydrogen-electric powertrain for retrofit onto airframes in the regional jet markets.

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Americans are ‘very likely’ to buy an EV as their next car now more than ever

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Power’s annual U.S. Electric Vehicle Consideration (EVC) Study was released today, and it shows that more Americans said they are “very likely” to buy an electric car for their next vehicle now more than ever.

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Electric bike charging stations installed on the West Coast Electric Highway

Electrek

The West Coast Electric Highway in the US, which sees electric car charging stations dotting the route from the Canadian border in the north to the Mexican border in the south, is getting a new type of EV charging station as well.

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Tesla team visited nickel plants in Indonesia, negotiations still ongoing

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Indonesia’s Minister for maritime and investment affairs, Luhut Pandjaitan, tempered claims that Tesla agreed to build a factory in the country. However, he assured the public that negotiations between Tesla and Indonesia were still ongoing.

Amazon Renogy Gold Box from $102 has flexible solar panels at $111, more in New Green Deals

Electrek

Are you ready to finally start building or overhauling your solar setup? Well, Amazon is helping you out with today in its Gold Box that has items starting at just $102. Our favorite deal here is the that’s down to $111 , which is both a new all-time low and its normal going rate.

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SEC cracks down on ESG fund to protect investors from greenwashing tactics

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is cracking down on ESG funds (Environmental, Social, and Governance) that exaggerate their environmental, social, and governance strategy to attract investors. SEC proposed requiring ESG funds to provide proof of their claims.

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SemaConnect Recognized on DCA Live’s 2022 Red Hot Companies List

Sema Connect

The Bowie, Maryland-based electric vehicle charging leader is recognized as one of the Washington, D.C. region’s fastest-growing and most exciting companies. The post SemaConnect Recognized on DCA Live’s 2022 Red Hot Companies List appeared first on Smart Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations.

SpaceX’s NASA Psyche Falcon Heavy launch slips to September

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SpaceX’s first dedicated Falcon Heavy launch for NASA has been hit by a seven-week delay after spacecraft engineers discovered a software anomaly during preflight processing.

Volkswagen ID.4 GTX completes world record-setting climb 19,000 feet up a volcano

Electrek

A Volkswagen ID.4 GTX has set a Guinness World Record for the highest altitude achieved in an all-electric passenger vehicle. The ID.4 equipped with Monroe Intelligent Suspension CVSAe technology from Tenneco was driven by international adventure driver and multiple record holder, Rainer Zietlow.

NHTSA “reached out” to Tesla about Model Y fire incident in Canada

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reached out to Tesla and asked for information on the Model Y fire incident that recently occurred in Vancouver, Canada. The NHTSA told Reuters that it is “aware of the incident and has reached out to the manufacturer for information.”

Record 2021 Revenues Bump Tesla Up 35 Places On The Fortune 500 List

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It has jumped from spot 100 to 65 after its profits went up more than 600 percent last year

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Twitter deal price might drop as Tesla’s Elon Musk “knows he’s overpaying:” Jefferies

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Jefferies analyst Brent Thill recently noted that Elon Musk’s deal to acquire Twitter for $44 billion would likely not be completed at its initially-agreed price. This, the analyst suggested, is partly because Musk knows that he is overpaying for Twitter. “Elon is not a dumb guy.

Tesla Officially Applies For More Land To Expand The Giga Berlin Plant

InsideEVs

Tesla Model Y production at the site now runs two shifts

Ford F-150 Lightning customer deliveries are beginning

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Ford has officially started making deliveries of the F-150 Lightning, with the first unit of the all-electric pickup being delivered to a Michigan resident earlier today.

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First Rivian R1S Reviews: A Great Vehicle For Family Road Trips

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Tech vloggers drove an R1S from LA to Yosemite with their parents and were amazed by the electric SUV's practicality and versatility

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Tesla is calling on Powerwall users in TX to demonstrate how they can help support the grid

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Tesla is urging Powerwall owners in Texas to help demonstrate how a fleet of home battery systems can be used to help stabilize the state’s grid. Texas’ grid has gained notoriety due to challenges it faces from the weather, from extreme heat to winter snow and ice storms. .

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Quick Charge Podcast: May 26, 2022

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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: May 26, 2022 appeared first on Electrek.

Tesla Giga Berlin’s planned 100-hectare expansion is starting: report

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Tesla Gigafactory Berlin’s planned expansion was formally launched on Wednesday. As per local reports, the initiative would involve the expansion of the Giga Berlin complex by around 100 hectares (247 acres) to the east.

Volkswagen Looking At US Sites For New Factory To Build Scout EVs

InsideEVs

CEO Herbert Diess reportedly said that VW is assessing "brownfield sites and some greenfield locations

Elon Musk eliminates margin loan from Twitter deal funding, Tesla stock responds

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As CEO Elon Musk showed in a filing with the SEC yesterday that he had pledged an additional $6.25 billion toward his $44 billion acquisition of Twitter, simultaneously the Tesla frontman’s margin loans against his holdings in the electric automaker reduced.