Mon.Jan 31, 2022

BYD introduces Type A battery-electric school bus with V2G technology

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BYD introduced its Type A battery-electric school bus that also offers innovative vehicle-to-grid technology, allowing the vehicle to serve as a power storage resource when it’s not transporting students.

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Rivian can't directly sell electric trucks it builds in Georgia without franchise-law overhaul

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Rivian plans to build electric trucks in Georgia, but it won't be able to sell them there unless the state's franchise laws are changed.


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StoreDot says it has developed technology extending the life of batteries for first and second life

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StoreDot, the developer of extreme fast charging (XFC) battery technology for electric vehicles (EVs), says that it has developed advanced technology that extends the lifespan of batteries, making them highly effective not only during the vehicle lifespan, but also for second-life applications.

California lowering MSRP and income caps for claiming $2,000 for EVs, $1,500 for PHEVs

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California is lowering the MSRP and income caps for its Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP), which provides rebates of up to $2,000 for EVs and $1,500 for plug-in hybrids.

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Penn State team proposes cold sintering as way to improve solid-state battery production

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Penn State researchers have proposed cold sintering as an improved method of solid-state battery production that enables multi-material integration for better batteries. A paper on their work is published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.

The Most Obvious Way to Avoid Another Texas Blackout

Energy Institute at HAAS

Twelve months after the Texas power crisis and we’ve already forgotten the key lesson. One year ago record-breaking cold weather was bearing down on Texas. Surging electricity demand and supply … Continue Reading The Most Obvious Way to Avoid Another Texas Blackout. Uncategorized featured

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French Gendarmerie takes delivery of first 395 screen-printed PEUGEOT 3008 PHEVs

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The French Ministry of the Interior has taken delivery of the first 395 screen-printed PEUGEOT 3008 Plug-in Hybrids for the Gendarmerie Nationale. The rechargeable hybrid systemÚ will now be used in screen-printed intervention vehicles, in addition to a rollout of unmarked versions in 2020.

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EST-Floattech delivers battery systems to 3 Damen patrol vessels

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Damen Shipyards Group handed over three new electric-powered patrol boats in a series to the city of Amsterdam and the Amsterdam Police.

This app makes tracking rooftop solar installation and performance a cinch for homeowners


Homeowners who buy rooftop solar can track both the installation process and PV panel performance once their system is online with a free app from three-year-old software technology startup, Bodhi. The app makes buying into rooftop solar much more user-friendly.

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Vulcan Energy signs binding offtake agreement with LG Energy for lithium hydroxide

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Vulcan Energy Resources, the company developing Zero Carbon Lithium projects to produce both renewable geothermal energy and lithium hydroxide for electric vehicles from the same deep brine source in the Upper Rhine Valley, Germany, has signed a binding lithium hydroxide offtake agreement with LG Energy Solution (LGES). LGES is the second largest battery maker in the world with over 20% market share1 and supplies its products to leading global Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).

Recap of EV Charging Incentive Meeting

EV Club of CT

EV Charging Incentives Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) and United Illuminating presented virtually on Jan. The program took effect on Jan 1, 2022. It includes residential, commercial, workplace, and fleet incentives. There are a. Read more.

Ion-exchange membrane company Ionomr Innovations closes US$15M Series A

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Ionomr Innovations, a developer of ion-exchange membranes and polymers for the hydrogen economy, closed a $15-million Series A funding round with lead investors Shell Ventures and Finindus, joined by Chevron Technology Ventures (CTV), NGIF Cleantech Ventures and Pallasite Ventures.

SpaceX debuts converted Falcon Heavy booster on spectacular Italian satellite launch


For the first time, SpaceX has converted a flight-proven Falcon Heavy side core into a Falcon 9 booster and successfully launched the reborn rocket, carrying an Italian Earth observation satellite to orbit with one of the most visually spectacular Falcon launches in recent memory.

Li-Cycle expands partnership with Ultium Cells; co-locating recycling facility in Ohio plant

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Li-Cycle will operate its sixth and largest lithium-ion battery recycling Spoke facility co-located at the Ultium Cells battery cell manufacturing mega-factory site in Warren, Ohio. Ultium Cells is a joint venture between General Motors and LG Energy Solution. This new Spoke continues Li-Cycle’s strategic execution and focus on growing its integrated Spoke & Hub network in North America, including through commercial partnerships.

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VW ID.5 production starts at newly converted ICE to EV Zwickau plant


Volkswagen announced the complete transformation of its Zwickau plant from an ICE to EV production factory last week on Thursday, January 27, 2022. The Zwickau plant is officially producing VW’s sixth all-electric vehicle, the ID.5. . Volkswagen produces the ID.5 and ID.5 GTX at the Zwickau plant.

Tesla says it had 400,000 Storm Watch activations on Powerwalls last year alone


Tesla confirmed an interesting data point: It had 400,000 Storm Watch activations on Powerwall battery packs in 2021. The feature helps homeowners avoid power outages in extreme weather.

Tesla’s non-Tesla Supercharger pilot program expands to France, Norway


Non-Tesla vehicles will now be able to utilize Tesla Superchargers in France and Norway as the company’s pilot program to provide electrons to other EV manufacturers has expanded.

NIO rolls first ET5 validation prototypes off assembly line, makes moves to enter Danish market in 2022


Chinese EV automaker NIO, recently shared images of production line verification prototypes of its upcoming ET5 sedan that recently rolled out at its facility in Hefei. The ET5 will arrive this fall beginning in China, although it should eventually see other markets as well.

Tesla shares rebound over 9% from post-earnings pullback


Tesla ( NASDAQ: TSLA ) shares rebounded on Monday morning after collapsing late last week following a relatively bullish Earnings Call.

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Kobalt’s 80V string trimmer helps take your yard to the next level at $149, more in New Green Deals


If you don’t yet own a solid string trimmer, then it’s time to finally add one to your yard care routine.

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Elon Musk’s Jet Tracker won’t come down for less than $50,000, owner says


Elon Musk is the world’s richest man, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, and one of the most recognizable people on Earth.

Škoda unveils new Enyaq Coupé iV reminiscent of Volkswagen’s ID.5 GTX plus a sportier RS version with up to 545 km of range


Czech auto manufacturer Škoda has expanded its all-electric vehicle offerings by introducing a new Enyaq Coupé iV for Europe. The new EV was unveiled alongside a sportier Rally Sport version and can come in two different battery sizes as well as rear- or all-wheel drive.

SpaceX to launch trio of Falcon 9 rockets this week


A wayward cruise ship has singlehandedly delayed two SpaceX launches and forced schedule changes that could see three Falcon 9 rockets lift off just a handful of days apart.

Elon Musk: I would be shocked if Tesla does not achieve Full Self-Driving that is safer than human drivers this year (and 5 years ahead of everyone)


Elon Musk gave an update on his expected timeline for Tesla achieving Full Self-Driving capability, and he now says that he would be “shocked” if Tesla does not achieve “Full Self-Driving safer than human this year.” ” We have heard that before.

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Tesla (TSLA) gets optimistic outlook from Credit Suisse over “highly favorable” fundamentals


Tesla shares ( NASDAQ:TSLA ) rose on Monday amid reports that Credit Suisse had turned bullish on the electric vehicle maker.

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Tesla expands program to open Supercharger network to electric cars from other automakers in Norway and France


Tesla has officially expanded its pilot program to open Superchargers to electric vehicles from other manufacturers in Norway and France. more… The post Tesla expands program to open Supercharger network to electric cars from other automakers in Norway and France appeared first on Electrek.

Electrify America edges out Tesla Superchargers in 2021 EV Charging Infrastructure Benchmark


Last year, global engineering firm umlaut, which performs benchmarks in various industries, adapted its testing prowess to the United States’ electric vehicle market to determine which public charging network was the best in the country.

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First ride: Taking a spin in the Eli ZERO not-a-car electric car


It’s not every day you get the chance to go for a few hot laps in a funky new electric mini-car. But when fate calls, you answer. And that’s just what I did recently on a trip to Milan when the Eli team nervously let me borrow their only prototype vehicle.

First Tesla Megachargers for the Semi are looking ready for some real-world use


Elon Musk might have highlighted the idea that Tesla will not be introducing any new vehicle models this year in the Q4 and FY 2021 earnings call , but the company sure seems to be hard at work in building out the Semi’s first Megachargers.

Union Pacific buys ten more all-electric locomotives, this time from Caterpillar Inc.’s Progress Rail, investing over $100 million in total


Following recent news of the purchase of ten electric locomotives from Wabtec, Union Pacific railroad has followed up by purchasing another ten from Progress Rail, a Caterpillar Inc. company.

Next entry-level Nissan to be an EV

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Nissan Micra replacement to be electric

Quick Charge Podcast: January 31, 2022


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: January 31, 2022 appeared first on Electrek.

Battery Recycling Operations Already Profitable: JB Straubel


CEO Straubel admits that Redwood Materials isn't yet profitable, but "the actual operations of recycling these batteries" is

The most expensive electric vehicles on the road in 2022


Entering 2022, electric vehicle sales continue to boom. Nearly all legacy automakers have set end dates for manufacturing new combustion vehicles and have begun introducing all-electric options into their fleets more and more.

Charged and umlaut continue partnership on 2021 EV Charging Infrastructure Benchmark


Q&A with Hakan Ekmen, Managing Director umlaut. For the second year in a row, Charged has partnered with the global engineering and consulting firm umlaut to test and compare the user experience at the top DC fast charging networks and bring you the 2021 EV Charging Infrastructure Benchmark.

Flash Drive: 2022 Kia EV6

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Kia’s Newest EV is a Winner. First impressions pretty much set the stage for how opinions are formed–good and bad. So I had a very satisfying rush of good feelings seeing, getting into and driving the all-new 2022 Kia EV6 electric crossover. There aren’t any perfect vehicles, but the EV6 is close.

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Tesla Bought Railway Track For Giga Berlin Employees' Commute


Company plans to operate a shuttle train on the existing track and build a station to help employees get to work and back home