Thu.Apr 29, 2021

Successful trial of seabed polymetallic nodule collector suffers temporary stranding of robot on ocean floor

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A pre-prototype seabed polymetallic nodule ( earlier post ) collector being tested on the Pacific Ocean floor by Global Sea Mineral Resources ( GSR ) has become detached from its lifting cable on its final dive and is sitting on the ocean bed 4.5 kilometers beneath the surface.

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Dual-motor AWD version of VW ID.4 electric SUV revealed, called GTX in Europe

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Volkswagen on Wednesday unveiled a sportier, dual-motor all-wheel drive version of the ID.4 electric SUV for Europe. Dubbed GTX, this model hasn't been confirmed for the United States, but the announcement provides some detail on the all-wheel drive model that will arrive here later this year.

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Volkswagen unveils European ID.4 GTX; dual-motor AWD, 220 kW

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In Berlin, Volkswagen presented its first fully electric high-performance model: the ID.4 Earlier post.) The ID.4 GTX is the first model based on the modular electric drive matrix (MEB) to feature dual-motor all-wheel drive. The Volkswagen ID.4 GTX is the European offer for an ID.4

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Elon Musk hypes Tesla Full Self-Driving Beta driving visualizations with new update


Elon Musk is still hyping the upcoming release of Tesla’s Full Self-Driving beta and now claims that Tesla Autopilot/Full Self-Driving Beta are already ‘superhuman’ on the highway and getting close on city streets. The new FSD also comes with new visualizations.

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Volkswagen Group building 3rd MEB EV plant in China

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Volkswagen Group China has begun construction of an all-new MEB plant at Volkswagen Anhui.

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Electrify America now has 600 charging stations, announces new locations in the US


Electrify America announced that it now has 600 charging stations in operations, and it is announcing new locations in the US. more… The post Electrify America now has 600 charging stations, announces new locations in the US appeared first on Electrek. Electrek

ORNL licenses MENNDL AI system to GM for automotive use

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has licensed its award-winning artificial intelligence software system, the Multinode Evolutionary Neural Networks for Deep Learning ( MENNDL ), to General Motors for use in vehicle technology and design.

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ExxonMobil discovery at Uaru-2 offshore Guyana; block recoverable resource estimate upped to 9B barrels oil-equivalent

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ExxonMobil announced an oil discovery at the Uaru-2 well in the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana ( earlier post ). Uaru-2 will add to the previously announced gross discovered recoverable resource estimate for the block, which is currently estimated to be approximately 9 billion oil-equivalent barrels.

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Chevy Bolt battery fix announced – is it enough?


As was expected by the end of this month, GM has finally announced its Chevy Bolt battery fix. The fix is in response to the battery fire recall announced 167 days ago. This is almost two months since any other update. The NHTSA recall notification did mention April 20 as the date for the fix.

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Ricardo advances hydrogen engine; testing prototype at University of Brighton

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Ricardo has developed a hydrogen-fueled research engine which could offer a renewable, economic and durable technology solution to accelerate zero-carbon emissions in heavy duty trucks, off-highway machines and marine vessels.

Canoo platform patent joins USPTO database; at least 50 more patents pending worldwide


A recent addition to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) database has revealed a patent application from EV startup Canoo for its proprietary platform technology.

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Lomiko to explore for lithium on Bourier Project optioned from Critical Elements

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Lomiko Metals and Critical Elements Lithium Corporation have entered into an option agreement that gives Lomiko the right to acquire up to a 70% interest in the Bourier project. The Bourier project consists of 203 claims for a total ground position of 10,252.20 hectares (102.52

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Watch new electric Polaris Ranger UTV tow a fully loaded logging truck ahead of launch


As we’ve previously reported , Polaris is set to release a new version of the company’s electric Ranger UTV this year. Now a new teaser video is giving us a look at the prototype’s powerful towing capabilities.

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GM introduces Ultium Charge 360

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General Motors introduced Ultium Charge 360, a holistic charging approach that integrates charging networks, GM vehicle mobile apps, and other products and services to simplify the overall charging experience for GM electric vehicle owners. Ultium Charge 360 builds on GM’s existing charging efforts to provide GM EV owners more confidence and convenience when it comes to EV charging.

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Why some electric car owners return to gas – the reasons aren’t surprising


A study has looked into why about 18% of electric car owners go back to gas-powered vehicles. The reasons are mostly exactly what we expected. more… The post Why some electric car owners return to gas – the reasons aren’t surprising appeared first on Electrek. Electrek

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Carbon Clean and Liquid Wind partner on eMethanol production for marine fuel

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Carbon Clean, a developer of low-cost carbon capture technology, has entered into an agreement with power-to-fuels developer Liquid Wind. Carbon Clean’s technology will capture biogenic carbon dioxide emissions from a local industrial site. Within the Liquid Wind facility, the CO 2 will then be combined with renewable hydrogen to form the carbon-neutral liquid fuel, eMethanol. When used as marine fuel, eMethanol reduces carbon emissions by 94% compared to current fossil fuels.

Elon Musk: Tesla’s next Full Self-Driving Beta update ‘will blow your mind’


Elon Musk now says that Tesla’s next Full Self-Driving Beta software update “will blow your mind,” and it’s only about two weeks away. more… The post Elon Musk: Tesla’s next Full Self-Driving Beta update ‘will blow your mind’ appeared first on Electrek.

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DOE announces $22.5M to reduce carbon emissions from manufacturing via recovery, recycling and reuse

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced a new request for proposals (RFP) for up to $22.5 million for projects that support the recovery, recycling, and reuse of material waste generated by the manufacturing sector.

2022 Audi E-Tron SUV and Sportback add Chronos Edition, new wheel designs

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The 2022 Audi E-Tron and 2022 Audi E-Tron Sportback electric SUVs enter the new model year with minor changes, mostly notably a new E-Tron Chronos Edition model and a reshuffling of features among trim levels.

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Loop Energy receives and fulfills fuel cell module order for ten transit bus fleet in Nanjing, China

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Loop Energy, a developer and manufacturer of hydrogen fuel cell-based solutions, has received and fulfilled an order for ten units of the company’s proprietary eFlow fuel cell modules from Beijing IN-Power for integration by Skywell New Energy Vehicles Group (Skywell) in Nanjing, China.

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This crazy Tesla Cybertruck mod has gained $50 million in pre-orders


The Tesla Cybertruck is expected to enter the electric vehicle market by the end of the year. The fact that the Cybertruck is still around 7-8 months away from production and deliveries has not stopped third-party companies, like Stream It, from inventing crazy mods for the all-electric truck.

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EGEB: The US government wants you to help it ramp up clean energy


In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): The DOE has earmarked $13 million for clean energy innovators to help the US government become carbon neutral. New Jersey’s statewide community solar pilot program launches two more solar farms.

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Tesla’s 4680 battery plant in Germany shouldn’t delay Giga Berlin’s initial production dates


Tesla’s Giga Berlin production facility is going to have a 4680 battery cell manufacturing plant on site.

Ram TRX truck was spotted on Tesla’s test track, potentially benchmarking for Cybertruck


A new Ram TRX truck was spotted on Tesla’s test track at Fremont factory. The automaker is potentially benchmarking the vehicle for the Cybertruck electric pickup truck.

GM charging network, Honda Civic, Audi E-Tron, VW ID.4 AWD: Today’s Car News

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General Motors is streamlining its charging experience, ahead of the arrival of the Cadillac Lyriq and other Ultium EVs. Volkswagen details the all-wheel-drive ID.4. The Audi E-Tron lineup returns with a fresh look.

Tesla’s new, ‘mind-blowing’ Full Self-Driving Beta is two weeks from release


Tesla is planning to release a new, mind-blowing version of the Full Self-Driving Beta in “probably two weeks,” according to CEO Elon Musk.

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Volkswagen ID.4 GTX launches new GT performance brand

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VW ID.4 GTX is the first of a new line of pure electric performance models

RAM TRX pickup spotted at Tesla’s Fremont factory in apparent Cybertruck benchmark tests


It appears that Tesla is conducting some benchmark testing on one of the world’s most aggressive and powerful pickup trucks today.

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Cybertruck Cyberlandr Camper Passed $50 Million In Pre-orders


and over 1,100 reservations so far


Third-party Tesla accessory store begins sale of Autopilot steering wheel cheat device


A third-party manufacturer of Tesla accessories is taking advantage of the recent Consumer Reports’ trick test by offering a detachable weight to emulate a human hand on a Tesla steering wheel.

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Elon Musk Takes Center Stage on Saturday Night Live

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Billionaire Elon Musk will host “Saturday Night Live'” on May 8th, the comedy series announced last week. Known for his controversial, biting remarks, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO apparently did not win over any fans among the cast. Cast members were not happy with Musk’s invitation.

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Tesla Insurance poised for US expansion in 2021


Elon Musk is hopeful that Tesla Insurance could expand to other states in the US later this year. Musk noted that regulatory approval for Tesla Insurance often takes time. Hopefully, later this year for several more states.

TIME Names BYD (“Build Your Dreams”) Among One of the “100 Most Influential Companies” List

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. 4/27/2021) – TIME announced Tuesday BYD (“Build Your Dreams”) earned a spot on its inaugural “100 Most Influential Companies” list, recognizing the company’s extraordinary impact as the world’s leading electric vehicle manufacturer.

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Tesla Gigafactory New York receives new extension for its employment targets


Tesla’s Gigafactory New York, a facility that produces the Solar Roof and Supercharger components, has received an extension to meet its employment goals.

Chinese Tesla Owners Are Installing Brake Cameras In Their Cars


They want to prevent accusations that they made mistakes while driving if anything goes bad

To Put ‘Everybody In’ an Electric Vehicle, GM Introduces Ultium Charge 360

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Ultium Charge 360 will integrate charging networks, GM vehicle mobile apps, and other products and services to simplify customer charging experience GM collaborates with seven major charging networks to offer customers more seamless access to nearly 60,000 plugs across the U.S.

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Top Gear Crowns Polestar 2 Its Best All Round EV


Top Gear really seems to have taken a liking to the tallish electric sedan made by Sweden in China