Tue.Dec 28, 2021

Girteka Logistics becomes one of the first companies to be recognized as a Green Carrier by DHL

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The largest asset-based transportation company in Europe, Girteka Logistics, was one of the first road freight transport companies to be given the Green Carrier Certificate by one of its partners, DHL. Earlier post.)

Nio ET5: China's sporty-looking Model 3 rival offers battery swapping, claims range beyond 600 miles

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The Nio ET5 is the Chinese automaker's latest EV, and is shaping up to be a Tesla Model 3 rival in its home market.

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BYD makes strategic investment in Robosense

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RoboSense (Suteng Innovation Technology Co., Ltd.), a developer of smart LiDAR system technology, announced a strategic investment agreement and a strategic cooperation framework agreement with BYD. RoboSense’s technology portfolio comprises LiDAR sensors, AI algorithms and IC chipsets.

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Audi shows how it could add urban EV charging options with modular stations, lounges

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Audi recently unveiled a new way to add urban charging options, based around modular "hubs" that include charging stations and airport-like lounges.

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Researchers find ammonium concentration in PM2.5 leading to higher risk of death

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Ammonium is one of the specific components of fine particulate matter (PM 2.5 ) that has been linked to a higher risk of death compared to other chemicals found in it, according to a new study in the journal Epidemiology. This finding stems from the largest global analysis of its kind, led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) as part of the Multi-City Multi-Country (MCC) Collaborative Research Network.

Rivian prioritizes R1 orders with Large Battery Pack, Max Battery Pack deliveries pushed to 2023


Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe recently reached out to preorder holders expecting deliveries for the R1T and R1S Explorer Package with Max battery packs.

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DESY-led team explores alternative method for storing hydrogen; Ir-seeded Pd nanocluster superlattices

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Researchers led by Andreas Stierle at Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY) have laid the foundations for an alternative method for storing hydrogen, using iridium-seeded palladium nanocluster superlattices with 1.2 nanometer cluster diameters.

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Daimler and BYD restructure DENZA joint venture to 10:90

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Daimler Greater China Ltd. and its long-term Chinese partner BYD Auto Industry Co., BYD) signed an equity transfer agreement to realign the structural setup of their originally 50:50 joint venture Shenzhen DENZA New Energy Automotive Co., DENZA). Earlier post.) Both partners intend to complete an equity transfer in DENZA. Following the equity transfer, Daimler will hold an equity interest of 10% and BYD will hold 90% equity interest.

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Tesla launches new AMD chip and 12v Li-ion battery in 2022 Model 3 Model Y vehicles


Tesla has introduced the new AMD Ryzen chip and 12v Li-ion battery in 2022 Model 3 Model Y vehicles. more… The post Tesla launches new AMD chip and 12v Li-ion battery in 2022 Model 3 Model Y vehicles appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla’s future capabilities in autonomy, chip building are best in industry: expert


Tesla’s leadership status as king of the electric vehicle sector has been established through several years of innovation and the company’s ability to influence an entire industry.

Hyundai shuts down its engine development team amid focus on electric cars


Hyundai announced that it is shutting down its internal combustion engine development team as the automaker focuses on electric cars. more… The post Hyundai shuts down its engine development team amid focus on electric cars appeared first on Electrek.

Tesla Model Y test body with space for structural battery pack sighted in Giga Texas


Tesla may be quite silent about the progress of its 4680 cells and structural battery packs, but recent sightings of Model Y test bodies in Gigafactory Texas suggest that the rollout of the innovative technology may be closer than expected.

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Bangkok’s noisy scooter-filled streets may quiet down with new electric motorcycle trial


The Thai government is starting a new trial in Bangkok that will see electric scooters replace their gas counterparts for motorcycle taxis in the city. more… The post Bangkok’s noisy scooter-filled streets may quiet down with new electric motorcycle trial appeared first on Electrek.

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Three reasons Tesla will continue to go higher in ’22, according to one of its biggest bulls


Tesla will close out 2021 with record figures for its production and deliveries, continuing a streak that has dated back to 2012.

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Tesla Model Y body for structural battery pack spotted at Gigafactory Texas


An interesting new Tesla Model Y body that appears to be designed for the new structural battery pack has been spotted at Gigafactory Texas ahead of the start of production. more… The post Tesla Model Y body for structural battery pack spotted at Gigafactory Texas appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla Model X Plaid deliveries are starting, and its first owner reviews are in


It took a long time, but customer deliveries of the Model X Plaid have started. And based on initial reviews of customers who have taken delivery of the vehicle, it appears that the flagship all-electric crossover is just as practical as ever.

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Hawaii’s Big Island is getting one of its first utility-scale solar farms


Hawaii is going to get a 30 megawatt (MW) solar farm in 2022 – one of the first utility-scale solar farms on the Big Island. more… The post Hawaii’s Big Island is getting one of its first utility-scale solar farms appeared first on Electrek.

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SpaceX to upgrade Starship with 50% more Raptor engines


SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says that future Starships – or at least certain Starship variants – are being upgraded with 50% more Raptor engines and stretched propellant tanks.

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Rivian delays the bigger battery pack for its electric pickup all the way to 2023


Rivian has confirmed that buyers of its R1T electric pickup truck and R1S SUV are going to have to wait until 2023 if they want the biggest battery pack option. more… The post Rivian delays the bigger battery pack for its electric pickup all the way to 2023 appeared first on Electrek.

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SpaceX’s first orbital Starship launch runs into more FAA delays


The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) says it’s at least two months behind schedule on an environmental review that must be completed before SpaceX will be allowed to attempt the first orbital Starship launch attempts.

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Tesla (TSLA) is seen solving its ‘high-class problem of demand outstripping supply’ in 2022


Tesla’s stock (TSLA) is up in premarket trading today on a new note from top Wall Street analyst Dan Ives who believes Tesla is going to double its production capacity in 2022.

Ford completes first deliveries of Mustang Mach-E in China


Ford has successfully handed off the first units of the Mustang Mach-E to Chinese buyers, the company announced on December 26. “The award-winning Mustang Mach-E was officially delivered to first customers in China on Sunday, December 26,” Ford wrote in a press release earlier this week.

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VinFast delivers first ever Vietnamese EVs to local customers


Infant automaker VinFast recently held a ceremony at its manufacturing complex in Hai Phong, Vietnam, to celebrate its first batch of VF e34 EVs. The VF e34 marks VinFast’s first model and the first ever electric vehicle to be sold in Vietnam.

The Benefits of Bidirectional Charging


Currently on a daily basis, terms like “bidirectional charging,” “vehicle to grid (V2G)” or “vehicle to home (V2H)” are constantly being used, but do you really know what they are talking about? So let’s talk about bidirectional charging, how it works and discover some more benefits it can provide.

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Future autonomous Waymo EV will be custom built for ride-hailing with no steering wheel


Waymo One is Alphabet’s Lyft/Uber competitor that’s live in Phoenix and currently undergoing testing in San Francisco. Waymo today announced a future EV for its US ride-hailing service that will be “rider-first” and have no steering wheel.

A Robot for the Worst Job in the Warehouse

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As COVID-19 stresses global supply chains, the logistics industry is looking to automation to help keep workers safe and boost their efficiency.

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Electric Bike Company’s ‘made in America’ e-bikes are key to its success. Here’s why


Earlier this month I had the opportunity to visit the sprawling new production facilities for California-based Electric Bike Company (that’s an advantage to being an early mover in any industry, you get to pick the good names).

The Chip Shortage, Giant Chips, and the Future of Moore’s Law

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With COVID-19 shaking the global supply chain like an angry toddler with a box of jelly beans, the average person had to take a crash course in the semiconductor industry. And many of them didn't like what they learned. Want a new car? Tough luck, not enough chips. A new gaming system?

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Arrival Bus proving ground trials begin in UK ahead of Q2 2022 production


Arrival’s flagship Bus EV has begun proving ground testing in the UK before entering full production in 2022. The Arrival Bus marks the first of several electric vehicles in the pipeline for the company which will be manufactured and operated in the UK and US, as well as the European Union.

Rivian CEO: R1T Max Pack, Explore Package Vehicles Delayed To 2023


RJ Scaringe says the priority is to build the Adventure Package with Large pack battery in 2022

Quick Charge Podcast: December 28, 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 28, 2021 appeared first on Electrek.

Tesla Recommends Charging Model 3 RWD's LFP Battery To 100%


The charge limit should be set to 100% even for daily use, with owners recommended to charge to 100% at least once per week

Greenworks 48V 17-inch battery-powered mower combo now $246, more in New Green Deals


If you missed out on Black Friday electric mower deals, then you’re in luck. The Greenworks 48V 17-inch brushless cordless electric mower is back at its third-best price that we’ve seen all-time at $246.

Production Pace Is Insanely Fast For Model 3, Model Y At Giga Shanghai


Videos shows that the peak rate might below 40 seconds per Model Y

Our New Tool to Help You Find a Used EV

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When we launched our Drive Green program back in November 2016, if you wanted an electric car, your only option, essentially, was to buy a new car. Yes, there were some older Nissan LEAFs available, but not many, and they didn’t have a whole lot of range.

Chinese EV Makers Taking Page From Tesla's Playbook: Giga Press


Tesla may do for Chinese EV makers what Apple did for the country’s smartphone industry

IEEE Honors Pioneering Engineers

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Meet the recipients of the 2022 IEEE medals, service awards, honorary membership, and corporate recognition. The awards are presented on behalf of the IEEE Board of Directors. IEEE MEDAL OF HONOR Sponsor: IEEE Foundation ASAD M.