Tue.Dec 21, 2021

Moscow puts its 900th electric bus into service

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The 900 th electric bus has hit the streets of Moscow; in November 2020, the city had launched its 500 th electric bus ( earlier post ). The jubilee e-bus decorated with neon lights will operate in the south of the city.

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EV-to-EV charging: F-150 Lightning and Ioniq 5 both do it and here's how

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If you’ve lived around an electric vehicle, you know that flexibility is key. While daily charging at home or at road-trip stops covers most needs, what if friends or family with EVs could lend a few miles to you in a pinch?

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Mack LR Electric Class 8 refuse truck now in serial production

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The Mack LR Electric model, Mack Trucks’ first fully electric Class 8 vehicle ( earlier post ), is now in serial production at Mack’s Lehigh Valley Operations (LVO) facility in Macungie, Pennsylvania. LVO is where all Class 8 Mack vehicles for North America and export are assembled.

Tesla Model Y earns top-tier IIHS safety rating

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety on Tuesday gave the Tesla Model Y its best safety distinction, called Top Safety Pick+. The Model Y earns top “Good” ratings in all six crash-testing and crashworthiness categories.

X-MAT successfully fabricates full cell battery with ceramic coal composite anode

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X-MAT , the Advanced Materials Division of Semplastics , has successfully fabricated a full cell battery by combining a commercial cathode and its proprietary ceramic coal composite anode. X-MAT’s material has various current applications including fireproof roof tiles, lightweight space mirrors, battery electrodes and 3D printed ceramics. The basic production process involves mixing raw powdered coal with a proprietary resin.

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Tesla Model Y captures IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award


The 2021-22 Tesla Model Y has captured the Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Only the most worthy vehicles are labeled with the Top Safety Pick+ label.

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NERC: high probability of insufficient resources to meet electricity demand as early as Summer 2022 in parts of US

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Findings from the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s (NERC’s) 2021 Long-Term Reliability Assessment (LTRA) indicate there is a high probability of insufficient resources and energy to serve electricity demand, as early as Summer 2022, in many parts of the Western Interconnection.

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New NREL-led consortium seeks to lower heliostat cost 50% and jump-start manufacturing in US

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), joined by partners at Sandia National Laboratories and the Australian Solar Thermal Research Institute, launched the Heliostat Consortium (HelioCon), an international effort to drive down the cost of heliostats.

Tesla Semi order announced by sustainable foodservice product company


The Tesla Semi’s customer deliveries are yet to begin, but the Class 8 all-electric truck continues to attract new customers. One of the most recent is California-based Karat Packaging Inc.,

EPA finalizes greenhouse gas standards for LDVs MY 2023-2026

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing the federal greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for passenger cars and light trucks for Model Years (MY) 2023 through 2026.

Tesla secures another order of electric semi trucks


Tesla has secured another order of Tesla Semi trucks, its upcoming electric class 8 semi trucks. Karat Packaging announced in a press release that it ordered 10 Tesla Semi trucks. more… The post Tesla secures another order of electric semi trucks appeared first on Electrek.

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First hover flight of Archer’s Maker eVTOL aircraft

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Archer Aviation announced that Maker, Archer’s eVTOL demonstrator aircraft ( earlier post ), completed its first successful hover flight.

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SpaceX lands 100th Falcon booster


Exactly six years after its first successful recovery, SpaceX has landed a Falcon booster for the 100th time. On December 21st, 2015, the first Falcon 9 V1.2

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Qatar invests US$112M for a 10% share in Rolls-Royce’s small modular reactor business

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Rolls-Royce Group has reached agreement with Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), the sovereign wealth fund of the State of Qatar, to invest £85 million (US$112 million) in Rolls-Royce SMR Limited (Rolls-Royce SMR). Rolls-Royce SMR is building a new technology solution for small modular reactors to deliver affordable, low-carbon, nuclear power.

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Tesla is rumored to be behind giant deal to bring LFP battery cell production to the US


Chinese battery cell manufacturer Gotion High-Tech confirmed that it entered into a very important deal to supply LFP battery cells to an unnamed “large US automaker” and partner with that automaker to deploy US production of LFP battery cells.

New Jersey adopts Advanced Clean Truck Rules

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The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) announced the adoption of the Advanced Clean Truck and Fleet Reporting rules. The adoption of these rules establishes New Jersey as one of the first states to require phasing in of clean electric commercial trucks to replace diesel-powered trucks. The rules are modeled after regulations established in California ( earlier post ) and nearing adoption in several other states.

The coal miners’ union just asked Joe Manchin to back Biden’s big bill – here’s why


The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA), the largest coal mining union in the US, issued a statement yesterday that said they were “disappointed” in Senator Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) announcement on Sunday that he would not vote in favor of the Build Back Better (BBB) legislation.

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Ford shows its awesome Vehicle-to-Vehicle Charging with F-150 Lightning


Thanks to Ford’s Pro Power Onboard system, the 2022 F-150 Lightning, the all-electric version of the United States’ best-selling pickup truck, owners will now have the ability to share range with other EVs.

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Gogoro is silently crushing the domestic electric scooter competition, and it’s not even close


New figures show that that battery swapping network leader Gogoro is running away with the electric scooter market in its domestic sales. Now the company is setting the stage to expand that dominance overseas.

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SEC officially announces $125M settlement with Nikola over Milton fraud case


The SEC has officially announced the $125 million fine given to Nikola Motor following the agency’s fraud accusations against the company’s founder, Trevor Milton.

Ducati shows off its first electric racing motorcycles set to join MotoE racing series


Ducati’s first electric motorcycle prototype was finally released yesterday, giving the world an initial look at the bike that is set to fill Energica’s shoes as the exclusive supplier of the FIM MotoE electric motorcycle racing series.

Model Y safety, tighter EPA standards, EV-to-EV charging: Today’s Car News

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The EPA’s stricter final rule for fleet fuel economy and emissions is here, and we take a look at why some environmental groups still aren’t happy. The Model Y gets crash-tested. And is the potential to lend some charge from one EV to another as game-changing as it sounds?

Tesla Director of Quality leaves for JB Straubel’s Redwood Materials


Redwood Materials, the battery materials and recycling company founded by Tesla co-founder JB Straubel, hired Tesla’s Director of Quality Bruce Watson away from the electric automaker.

Ford implements stop sale order on Mustang Mach-E over seatbelt issues


Customers waiting to take delivery of their Ford Mustang Mach-E are best advised to exercise some patience, as the veteran automaker has issued a stop sale order for the all-electric crossover over potential issues with the vehicle’s rear seatbelts.

Tritium partners with Aqua superPower to expand charging network for electric boats


DC Fast Charging hardware and software manufacturer Tritium has announced a strategic partnership with Aqua superPower, the first fast charging network developed specifically for marine EVs. Together, the companies plan to expand electric boat charging on waterways around the world.

New electric hubs enhance UK’s charging network

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New electric hubs enhance UK’s charging network

Ford demonstrates the F-150 Lightning charging other EVs at L2 speeds


As of right now, Ford Motor Company has 200,000 reservations lined up for the Lightning, and those drivers will have the additional benefit of being able to use their Lightning to charge any other EV on the road.

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NHTSA head nominee investigating Tesla raises alarm on rising US road deaths


Steven Cliff, President Joe Biden’s nominee for the head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), vows to address the massive increase in US road deaths this year. .

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Goodyear introduces ElectricDrive GT EV-specific replacement tire for Model Y


Goodyear Tire has introduced the new ElectricDrive GT, the company’s first replacement tire in North America specifically designed for EVs – more specifically, the Tesla Model Y to start.

Utilities, Here’s How to Make the Most of Your EV Program

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While different areas have different needs and circumstances, utilities should work with regulators to find ways to maximize the investment in each area. The post Utilities, Here’s How to Make the Most of Your EV Program appeared first on Smart Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations.

SWFT Maxx electric moped review: A low-cost ride with e-bike performance and scooter comfort


The SWFT Maxx electric moped is one of those rare two-wheeled EVs that tries to have its cake and eat it too. On the one hand, it’s a scooter for all intents and purposes. On the other hand, it offers performance that most people would associate more with electric bicycles.

8.77 lakhs Electric Vehicles are plying on Indian roads

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lakhs Electric Vehicles are plying on Indian roads. Under Phase-II of the FAME-India Scheme, incentives provided to buyers of electric vehicles in the form of an upfront reduction. The use of electric vehicles is increasing in the country.

FREY AM1000 V6 released as new 1,000W full-suspension electric mountain bike


The AM1000 has long been FREY Bike’s best-selling electric mountain bike platform. Now the company has released the sixth version, which features a number of upgrades to the 1,000+ watt e-bike.

SsangYong Korando e-Motion EV to go on sale in 2022

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New electric SsangYong Korando e-Motion on sale in 2022

Quick Charge Podcast: December 21, 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: December 21, 2021 appeared first on Electrek.

A Quadrillion Mainframes on Your Lap

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Whenever I hear someone rhapsodize about how much more computer power we have now compared with what was available in the 1960s during the Apollo era, I cringe. Those comparisons usually grossly underestimate the difference. By 1961, a few universities around the world had bought IBM 7090 mainframes.

Nikola to pay $125 million in settlement agreement with SEC


Nikola Corporation announced it has reached a settlement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), putting a bookend to the government agency’s fraud investigation that began in 2020.

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