Tue.Apr 13, 2021

New partnership to advance high-temperature PEM fuel cells; focus on heavy-duty applications

Green Car Congress

A new partnership comprising Los Alamos National Laboratory, Advent Technology Holdings Inc., Brookhaven National Laboratory, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will work over the next few years to bring to market high-temperature proton exchange membrane (HT-PEM) fuel cells.

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Rivian electric trucks will use cells from Samsung SDI

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Rivian announced Monday that it will use Samsung SDI battery cells for its R1T electric pickup truck and R1S electric SUV, as well as upcoming commercial vehicles.

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NVIDIA’s automotive pipeline now exceeds $8B for DRIVE AI-based mobility solutions

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Volvo Cars, Zoox and SAIC are among the growing number of leading transportation companies using the newest NVIDIA DRIVE solutions to power their next-generation AI-based autonomous vehicles.

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Yamaha wants to power some very fast EVs

Green Car Reports

The Yamaha name is often associated with high-performance motorcycles, but the company also wants to power some very fast electric cars. Last year, Yamaha announced plans to supply motors for other companies' EVs.

Juneau Capital Transit puts first all-electric bus in service

Green Car Congress

Juneau residents will begin to see Capital Transit’s first battery-electric bus in service and on the road tomorrow. This is the first electric bus owned and operated by a public transit agency in Alaska.

First drive review: 2021 Karma GS-6 goes over the top on style and fun, comes up short on range

Green Car Reports

It’s been a long and winding road for Karma Automotive, which was born of the remains of Fisker more than five years ago and still hasn't managed to make as many cars as the original.

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Total begins producing sustainable aviation fuel in France

Green Car Congress

Total has begun producing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at its La Mède biorefinery in southern France and its Oudalle facility near Le Havre. The biojet fuel, made from used cooking oil, will be delivered to French airports starting in April 2021.

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ABB to provide power and propulsion solution for 10 all-electric ferries

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ABB has secured a contract with Spanish shipbuilder Astilleros Gondán to supply the all-electric power solution for fast 40-meter urban passenger ferries transporting up to 540 passengers each across Lisbon’s Tagus river. The 10 new ferries will be operated by the public ferry company Transtejo, S.A.

Tesla prepares to use its new electric semi-trucks between Fremont and Giga Nevada

Electrek

Tesla is preparing to support its upcoming new Tesla Semi electric trucks on the route between Fremont Factory and Gigafactory Nevada. The automaker is going to be its own best customer when it comes to the electric truck.

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Altom receives first order for hydrogen trains in France

Green Car Congress

The Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Grand Est and Occitanie regions in France have signed the first order for dual-mode electric-hydrogen trains in France.

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Tesla is building out a team of Semi service technicians in the US and Canada

Teslarati

Tesla appears to be working to ensure that its Class 8 Semis are well supported once they are deployed to customers. This is hinted at by multiple job listings on the company’s Careers page f or “Semi Service Technicians,” who would become specialists on the upcoming vehicle. .

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Baker Institute: China positioning itself to dominate world’s copper supply

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China is positioning itself to dominate the global supply of copper, a material in high demand as the world transitions to alternative energy systems, according to experts from Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. “If If China’s dominance of rare earth element supplies is the global energy transition’s ‘elephant in the room,’ then copper is the 800-pound gorilla,” write the institute’s Michelle Michot Foss, fellow in energy, minerals and materials; Steven Lewis, the C.V.

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Yamaha develops 350 kW motor for electric hypercars, demonstrates 1,400 kW application

Electrek

Yamaha Motors has just unveiled a new oil-cooled electric motor with claimed industry-leading power density. more… The post Yamaha develops 350 kW motor for electric hypercars, demonstrates 1,400 kW application appeared first on Electrek. Electrek

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Leclanché develops 65 Ah high-energy lithium-ion pouch cell for electric and hybrid bus and truck applications

Green Car Congress

Leclanché SA has developed a new, high-energy 65 Ah lithium-ion pouch cell to meet the demands of bus and truck manufacturers seeking increased range and operating time for fully electric and hybrid-electric vehicles.

Elon Musk reportedly tried to hire VW’s Herbert Diess as Tesla CEO

Electrek

Tesla CEO Elon Musk reportedly attempted to hire Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess to take his own role as chief executive officer at Tesla in 2015. more… The post Elon Musk reportedly tried to hire VW’s Herbert Diess as Tesla CEO appeared first on Electrek. Electrek

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REE Automotive signs strategic collaboration agreement with Magna; Modular Electric Vehicles with REEcorner technology

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REE Automotive Ltd (REE) announced a strategic collaboration agreement with Magna International to bring to market Modular Electric Vehicles (MEVs) for tech companies and new electric mobility players under the “Powered by REE” brand.

Volkswagen ID.4 Pro electric SUV receives 260-mile EPA range

Electrek

The Volkswagen ID.4 Pro, the first-volume version of VW’s new electric SUV, has received its official EPA estimated range: 260 miles. more… The post Volkswagen ID.4 Pro electric SUV receives 260-mile EPA range appeared first on Electrek. Electrek

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Li-ion battery recycling and manufacturing startup Battery Resourcers completes $20M Series B

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Battery Resourcers , a vertically integrated lithium-ion battery recycling and manufacturing company, recently completed a $20-million Series B equity round with financing led by Orbia Ventures, the venture capital arm of the multinational Orbia, and participation from other investors including At One Ventures, TDK Ventures, TRUMPF Venture, Doral Energy-Tech Ventures andJaguar Land Rover’s InMotion Ventures.

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The Boring Company’s initial fare prices for the greater Vegas Loop are released

Teslarati

The Boring Company has released the fare prices for the Vegas Loop, and they are quite reasonable. With enough optimization, it appears that Elon Musk’s tunneling startup may indeed have a shot at disrupting and revolutionizing the public transportation sector.

Group14 Technologies launches commercial manufacturing factory in US for lithium-silicon anode materials

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US-based Group14 Technologies , a global provider of silicon-carbon composite materials for lithium-ion markets, announced the launch of its first commercial-scale 27,000-square foot US manufacturing factory to meet demand for higher-performing lithium-silicon anode materials. The new factory, located at Group14 HQ in Woodinville, Washington, also will house a new R&D center, corporate offices, and serves as the first of several planned commercial manufacturing sites.

Polestar 2 electric car gets update with cheaper and longer range options, heat pump, and more

Electrek

Polestar announced today the launch of new variants of the Polestar 2, the Swedish brand’s first all-electric car. Cheaper and longer range versions are now available.

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Tesla is bringing a machine gun to a knife fight using an ‘AK-47 disguised as a butter knife’

Teslarati

Just recently, Tesla received what could very well be one of its most bullish takes from Wall Street to date, with Canaccord Genuity analyst Jed Dorsheimer acknowledging the potential of the company’s battery business, among other things.

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LG and Magna reportedly ‘very near’ to signing deal for Apple Car production

Electrek

According to a report today from The Korea Times , Apple is apparently close to signing a deal with the joint automotive venture of LG and Magna, currently named “LG Magna e-Powertrain.”

The Tesla Model Y is leading China’s electric SUV segment by a wide margin

Teslarati

The Tesla Model Y is making some serious strides in China, despite being in mass production for only a few months.

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EGEB: The Navajo Nation finalizes leases for two more solar farms

Electrek

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): The Navajo Nation will build two more solar farms that will create jobs, revenue, and electricity. Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan includes funds for capping oil wells, but who should pay?

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Elon Musk shares update on Tesla’s in-house collision repair and insurance efforts

Teslarati

Elon Musk recently stated that Tesla is building up its collision repair capabilities. He added that Tesla Insurance would ensure that collision repairs would make the experience smoother for customers.

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Base Polestar 2, Karma GS-6 review, Rivian and Samsung SDI: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Rivian confirms its battery supplier. Polestar reveals more affordable models with more range. Yamaha is moving fast into being a performance EV supplier. And we drive the Karma GS-6. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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Electric vehicle spotlight (EVS): Sono Motors

Electrek

Welcome back to another EVS. We hope you haven’t missed us too terribly. Our spotlight this go-around is on Sono Motors based out of Germany.

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SpaceX Falcon 9 rockets and drone ship wow with sunset, sunrise port returns

Teslarati

With two back-to-back Starlink launches, SpaceX drone ship Of Course I Still Love You (OCISLY) has returned to port twice in two weeks with Falcon 9 boosters and some of the most beautiful sunrise and sunset backdrops yet seen.

California’s PG&E launches community microgrid program

Electrek

California’s Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today launched the Community Microgrid Enablement Program. The program will help communities identify, design, and build permanent, multi-customer microgrids that serve critical facilities and vulnerable customer groups.

Tesla Giga Berlin gets another preliminary permit after criticizing local approval process

Teslarati

Tesla Gigafactory Berlin received another preliminary permit from the Ministry of the Environment. The permit allows Tesla to lay water and sewage pipes along with power lines for Gigafactory Berlin. The final approval for Tesla Giga Berlin is still pending.

The ultra-utility Hermes 75 is the minivan of the high speed electric scooter world

Electrek

The Kabira Hermes 75 isn’t your typical sleek and sexy Vespa-style electric scooter. It’s all business. more… The post The ultra-utility Hermes 75 is the minivan of the high speed electric scooter world appeared first on Electrek. Electrek

Hyundai Motor Partners with Uber to Accelerate Electric Vehicle Adoption Across Europe

EV Obssesion

Reports Say Elon Musk Tried To Hire Herbert Diess As Tesla's CEO

InsideEVs

It seems, years ago, Elon Musk may have been seeking an "out." Is there a chance that's still true today

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ABB Sets Course for Sustainable River Transport with Ten All-Electric Lisbon Ferries

EV Obssesion

Group press release | Zurich, Switzerland | 2021-04-12 ABB secures landmark contract with Spanish shipbuilder Astilleros Gondán to supply all-electric power solution for fast 40-meter urban passenger ferries transporting up to 540 passengers each across Lisbon’s Tagus river.

EU Wants To Phase Out PHEVs Sooner To Accelerate EV Transition

InsideEVs

It seems PHEVs aren't that green anymore in the EU

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Arcimoto FUVs a NASDAQ Addition

The Truth About Cars

Arcimoto, makers of fun, utility vehicles for commuters and fleets, announced NASDAQ’s approval today. The company can now list its shares of common stock on The NASDAQ Global Market, a positive growth sign.