Fri.Oct 14, 2022

ZF introduces eBeam Axle for pickup trucks

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ZF, addressing the demand for an electrified pickup truck solution, has created the eBeam Axle, a drop-in, electrified axle that allows automakers to transform their current internal combustion engine (ICE) powered trucks into battery-electric vehicles.

Canoo gets orders for at least 3,000 more electric vans

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EV startup Canoo this week confirmed fleet-management company Zeeba has ordered at least 3,000 of its electric vans. The latter company has signed an agreement for 5,450 vehicles, with an initial binding agreement of 3,000 vehicles through 2024, Canoo said in a press release.

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Alpine unveils Alpenglow hydrogen-engined concept

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Alpine, the exclusive sports car brand of the Renault Group, has unveiled the Alpenglow concept as a showcase for a clean emissions future that is within reach for tomorrow’s racing cars and future Alpine vehicle generations. The car is equipped with a hydrogen-fueled internal-combustion engine.

GMC Sierra EV Denali teased ahead of Oct. 20 debut

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The next electric GMC pickup truck has a reveal date. On Friday, GMC teased the Denali edition of its upcoming Sierra EV with a video, and confirmed its debut date of Oct.

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Volkswagen Group to invest €2.4B in cooperation with Horizon Robotics to advance development of autonomous driving in China; new JV

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A new partnership between the Volkswgen Group’s software company CARIAD and Horizon Robotics , one of the leading providers of computing solutions for smart vehicles in China, will accelerate the regional development of Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) and Autonomous Driving (AD) systems for the Chinese market. As part of the cooperation, CARIAD and Horizon Robotics plan to establish a joint venture, with CARIAD being majority shareholder.

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2024 Polestar 3 starts at $85,300, expected 300-mile EPA range

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Polestar on Wednesday revealed the 2024 Polestar 3, which is a significant stage in the evolution of the Swedish EV brand. It's scheduled to go on sale in the United States in the fourth quarter of 2023, starting at $85,300 with destination.

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Scania and Rio Tinto to develop autonomous haulage solutions supporting a pathway to lower emissions mining

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Scania and Rio Tinto are developing more agile autonomous haul trucks at a mine in Western Australia’s Pilbara region to pursue potential environmental and productivity benefits. A Scania autonomous truck is loaded at Rio Tinto's Channar iron ore mine in Western Australia's Pilbara region.

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DSM Engineering Materials partners with Renault on lightweight and decomplexed PHEV fuel tank

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DSM Engineering Materials has partnered with Renault to create an industry-first lightweight solution for hybrid vehicle fuel tanks.

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Hyundai will begin construction on its first EV plant October 25 as it targets US tax credit


And it’s official. Hyundai will break ground on its massive $5.5 billion electric vehicle factory in Bryan County, Georgia, on October 25.

Hillcrest Energy and Hercules Electric partner on electric powertrains

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Hillcrest Energy Technologies, a developer of power conversion technologies and control system solutions for next-generation electrical systems, and Hercules Electric Mobility, a company bringing electric propulsion systems to market for recreational boating and marine applications, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU).

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Could rooftop wind give rooftop solar a run for its money?


Aeromine Technologies claims that its new rooftop bladeless wind energy unit provides the same amount of power as up to 16 solar panels. Could it become a game changer for generating clean energy on commercial buildings? more…. The post Could rooftop wind give rooftop solar a run for its money?

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Ascend develops two materials for EVs to improve safety and comfort

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Ascend Performance Materials has developed two materials for electric vehicles that improve safety and passenger comfort. The company’s Starflam X-Protect and Vydyne AVS tackle two unique challenges automakers face when developing their EV platforms.

Elon Musk explains why SpaceX is asking the Pentagon to pay for Starlink service in Ukraine


Amidst reports that Elon Musk had asked the Pentagon to pay for Starlink service in Ukraine, the SpaceX CEO explained on Twitter that the private space company cannot really fund the beleaguered country’s satellite internet system “indefinitely.”

LANXESS and Kautex Textron show polyamide 6 viable plastic enclosure for high-voltage batteries in EVs

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Technical plastics such as polyamide 6 offer numerous benefits for the design of battery enclosures for electric vehicles in terms of sustainability, manufacturing costs, weight savings and economical functional integration, for example.

Over 10,000 Teslas gather in Shanghai port in lead-up to Q3 earnings


Tesla’s third-quarter earnings call is just a few days away, and the electric vehicle maker’s operations are in full swing. This is particularly notable in China, where Giga Shanghai continues to pump out vehicles for exports.

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Sony Honda Mobility plans delivery of first EV in 2026

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Sony Honda Mobility (SHM), the newly formed mobility joint venture between Honda and Sony ( earlier post ), held a press conference announcing its establishment and outlining its direction and approach to becoming a software-oriented “Mobility Tech Company” providing high value-added products and services. The new company’s defines its EV concept as embodying “3As”: Autonomy, Augmentation, and Affinity.

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NIO, ZF sign deal to collaborate on steer-by-wire, a technology key to autonomous driving

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This is the first time that ZF has secured a business partnership in Asia Pacific for steer-by-wire, a technology necessary to enable autonomous driving. The post NIO, ZF sign deal to collaborate on steer-by-wire, a technology key to autonomous driving appeared first on CnEVPost.

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Li-Cycle opens its fourth Li-ion battery Spoke recycling facility in Alabama

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Li-Cycle has started commercial operations in its Alabama Spoke located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Li-Cycle’s fourth Spoke recycling facility in North America has capacity to process up to 10,000 tonnes of manufacturing scrap and end-of-life batteries per year. The Alabama Spoke utilizes Li-Cycle’s patented and environmentally friendly technology to recycle and to process directly full EV battery packs without any dismantling through a submerged shredding process that produces no wastewater.

Lucid Motors (LCID) launches UX 2.0, its largest software update across an entire EV to date


Lucid Motors is rolling out its largest software update yet, introducing UX 2.0, which includes improvements throughout the entire vehicle – its flagship Air sedan. New features include “instant-on” glass cockpit and panel displays and the launch of Highway Assist. Check out the full list below.

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Forge Nano and Sylvatex collaborate on next-generation cathode active materials

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Sylvatex (SVX) and Forge Nano signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the use of Forge Nano’s proprietary atomic layer deposition (ALD) coating technology on Sylvatex proprietary cathode active materials (CAMs). Sylvatex has developed and is commercializing a lithium-ion battery cathode production technology that uses a sustainable, waterless manufacturing process. Sylvatex recently secured Series A funding of $8.4 million. Earlier post.).

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New Tesla Cybertruck bodies spotted at Gigafactory Texas


What appears to be either new Tesla Cybertruck bodies or prototypes were spotted at Gigafactory Texas ahead of the start of production. more…. The post New Tesla Cybertruck bodies spotted at Gigafactory Texas appeared first on Electrek.

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CARB settles with FCA for $5.6M for violations of air quality regulations on certain gasoline engines

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) reached a settlement agreement with FCA US LLC (FCA) of Auburn Hills, Mich. for $5,601,090 for violations of CARB’s air quality regulations. This is the second enforcement action against FCA in the past four years. The FCA vehicles and model years (MY) involved in the settlement include MY 2012 through 2018 Ram 1500, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango vehicles, equipped with 5.7L gasoline engines.

Audi wants to purify city air with filter-equipped EVs while they’re driving and charging


German automaker Audi shared that it has been working on a pilot project with supplier MANN + HUMMEL to develop a filter for the front end of EVs that can collect particulate matter while driving and charging.

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Tesla dodges safety cheating allegations amidst Euro NCAP investigation


Following the vision-only Model Y’s stellar performance at the Euro NCAP and the ANCAP last month, Tesla found itself in hot water. This was because one of the EV community’s most well-known Tesla hackers found a code linked directly to different safety organizations.

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Ford electric vehicles, including F-150 Lightning and E-Transit, used to make a movie


Ford’s electric vehicles are being put to good use, you know, other than saving the planet from harmful greenhouse gas emissions. Since launching, they have been used as power sources during devastating disasters like hurricanes and floods.

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GMC reveals Sierra EV in NTWRK x GMC collaboration


GMC is celebrating the reveal of its first-ever Sierra EV by partnering with NTWRK for a full Day of Drops on October 20th. NTWRK, a live-stream shopping platform, will curate six products powered by GMC.

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Tesla is running into issues building battery cells at Gigafactory Berlin


Tesla is reportedly running into problems establishing battery cell production at Gigafactory Berlin, and it is moving battery manufacturing equipment to Texas. more…. The post Tesla is running into issues building battery cells at Gigafactory Berlin appeared first on Electrek.

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Volkswagen Group’ hot new IPO sees sales fall in Q3


Volkswagen Group announced Q3 sales results, but their recent IPO Porsche brand saw a dramatic drop in sales during the quarter. Volkswagen Group published sales results for Q3; overall, they have good news for investors.

Sunrun, Ford’s official charging partner, launches a home EV charger [update]


San Francisco-headquartered Sunrun, the largest residential solar and battery storage installer in the US, has launched a home electric vehicle (EV) charger. more…. The post Sunrun, Ford’s official charging partner, launches a home EV charger [update] appeared first on Electrek.

U.S. Congressmen buy Tesla stock in October despite market downturn


Congressmen have been buying up Tesla stock consistently over the past three months despite current stock fluctuations.

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Nikola founder Trevor Milton found guilty over previous fraudulent statements to pump company stock


Former CEO and founder of Nikola Motors Trevor Milton has been found guilty on three of four counts of fraud in federal court today. Milton was charged with two counts of securities fraud and two counts of wire fraud, pertaining to statements he made while he was acting chairman and CEO of Nikola.

Tesla FSD Beta 10.69.3 release scheduled for next week


Elon Musk announced that Tesla FSD Beta version 10.69.3 would be released next week. Currently, Tesla is rolling out v. Previously, Musk teased that FSD Beta v.10.69.3 will introduce major upgrades to Tesla’s autonomous software.

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US increases EV battery recycling capacity with new AL facility processing up to 10K tonnes annually


As consumer preference continues trending toward electric vehicles, automakers are moving swiftly to lock up critical battery materials. With battery recycling technology advancing, it will help ease the transition, unlocking the true potential of the sustainability behind electric vehicles.

Astronomers find barium in exoplanet atmospheres – the heaviest element ever detected

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Astronomers have discovered barium in the atmosphere of two exoplanets - the heaviest element ever found outside our Solar System. The post Astronomers find barium in exoplanet atmospheres – the heaviest element ever detected appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Porsche Taycan owners are getting range bump through software updates


Many Porsche Taycan owners are going to be happy to know that Porsche is making their vehicles more efficient through software updates resulting in range bumps. more…. The post Porsche Taycan owners are getting range bump through software updates appeared first on Electrek.

GMC Hummer EV Owner Charged Over $4,000 For Taillight Replacement


You could buy a decent used hatchback for that kind of money

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Volkswagen contributes to 25% overall EV delivery rise with over 120K ID.4/5 models sold so far this year


German automaking giant Volkswagen released its September deliveries report showing a 25% jump in EV deliveries through the first nine months of 2022.

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