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DOE awards $3.7M for high performance computing research at national laboratories for energy applications

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) recently awarded $3.7 million for high performance computing (HPC) projects that address key challenges in US manufacturing and materials development. As part of DOE’s High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) initiative, the 13 selected teams will work with the DOE’s national laboratories to apply advanced modeling, simulation, and data analysis to projects that improve manufacturing efficiency and explore new materials for energy applications.

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Lucid Air: EV-focused Pirelli tires help enable range, performance, refinement

Green Car Reports

Pirelli on Thursday released details on a new EV-focused version of its P Zero tire, which will debut on the 2021 Lucid Air luxury sedan. The tire has a high-load (HL) rating, allowing it to support the extra weight of battery packs in both electric cars and hybrids, a Pirelli press release said.

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NHTSA urges owners of select MY 2017-2019 Bolt EVs to park outside due to fire risk; originally recalled in 2020

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urged owners of select Model Year 2017-2019 Chevrolet Bolt vehicles to park their cars outside and away from homes due to the risk of fire. Owners of these vehicles should park their vehicles outside away from homes and other structures immediately after charging and should not leave their vehicles charging overnight, according to General Motors.

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Rivian update, Lucid Air tires, BMW 3-Series PHEV drive review, EV fleet charging: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

The Lucid Air will get special Pirelli performance tires for EVs. Rivian delays deliveries to September. We take a look at the tech-savvy 3-Series plug-in hybrid. And is the grid ready for big EV delivery fleets? This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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INDOT, Purdue to develop wireless electric vehicle dynamic charging solution for highway infrastructure; magnetizable concrete

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The Indiana Department of Transportation and Purdue University early in July announced plans to develop the first contactless wireless-charging concrete pavement highway segment. The project will use innovative magnetizable concrete developed by German startup Magment GmbH enabling wireless dynamic charging of electric vehicles as they drive.

First drive review: 2021 BMW 330e plug-in hybrid hits the right numbers but shuns its sport-sedan heritage

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“OK Boomer,” jeered BMW last November, in a social-media ad for its first fully electric SUV, the iX. It was a reference to an already outdated meme that feels so last-decade now.

Nearly 20% of intact tropical forest landscapes overlap with extractive industries

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A new study from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and WWF finds that nearly 20% of tropical Intact Forest Landscapes (IFLs) overlap with concessions for extractive industries such as mining, oil and gas.

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Study suggests widespread use of EVs may negatively impact land use

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In an open-access study published in the journal Sustainable Cities and Society , Francesco Orsi, of the Landscape Architecture and Spatial Planning Group, Wageningen University & Research, the Netherlands, suggests that widespread adoption of electric vehicles may have a negative impact on land use.

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SpaceX fires up world’s largest rocket booster on the first try


CEO Elon Musk says that SpaceX has successfully fired up Super Heavy – the largest rocket booster in the world – on the first try, potentially opening the door for a significantly more ambitious ‘static fire.’

Moscow to introduce electric ships for river public transport; solicitation to open in September

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The city of Moscow is planning to bring back river public transport after an absence of 16 years. Water transport first appeared in the city in 1923. In 1960s it was in great demand. In 2006 regular water transport on the Moskva River stopped running—only leisure trips remained.

Tesla Gigafactory Texas is taking shape in new drone flyover video


A new drone flyover of Tesla Gigafactory Texas is showing some great progress, and it’s even starting to look like the render of the finished building. more… The post Tesla Gigafactory Texas is taking shape in new drone flyover video appeared first on Electrek.

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Overview of EV material selection considerations for chassis and suspension

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Writing in Light Metal Age , Andrew Halonen of Mayflower Consulting provides an overview of weight optimization considerations for electric vehicles through a combination of design and material selection. Halonen is president of Mayflower, a lightweighting consultancy that provides strategic marketing, market research, and business development for high tech clients. Halonen works with castings, extrusions, brakes, and new material development programs.

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GM confirms new GMC electric pickup truck, its third confirmed electric pickup


General Motors (GM) has confirmed that it is working on a new GMC electric pickup truck to follow the GMC Hummer EV. It will be GM’s third electric pickup after the Silverado electric.

Hyzon Motors signs MoU with Superior Pak for up to 20 hydrogen-powered refuse collection vehicles

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Hyzon Motors, a global supplier of hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles, announced a Memorandum of Understanding to develop and to supply 20 refuse collection vehicles (RCV) together with Superior Pak, an Australian manufacturer of waste-handling equipment. The companies aim to deliver a zero-emissions, high-performance side-lift garbage truck, capable of undertaking the 1500-2000 compactor lifts required during an 8-10 hour suburban working cycle.

Lightyear One to be manufactured in Finland by Valmet Automotive


EV startup Lightyear has announced a letter of intent with contract manufacturer Valmet Automotive as a production partner of its upcoming Lightyear One solar electric vehicle (SEV).

Tesla’s Grohmann facility expansion in Germany is nearing completion


Few might be aware, but Gigafactory Berlin is not Tesla’s first Germany-based factory. Years before the massive Gigafactory broke ground in Grünheide, Tesla was already operating a facility in Prüm, Germany.

Charging station straggler Indiana to spend $5.5M to catch up


Indiana has been slow to install electric car chargers, but the Hoosier State is now going to give eight electric utilities, including Duke Energy, NIPSCO, and AES Indiana, more than $5.5 million to set up 61 EV fast charging stations.

Tesla Model 3 and Model Y with FSD to receive Auto Shift function: Elon Musk


It appears that the Tesla Model S’ new Auto Shift function would also be rolled out to other vehicles like the Model 3 and Model Y. This was according to CEO Elon Musk, who recently posted his insights about the feature on Twitter.

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Tesla is closing its first Supercharger station over security concerns


Tesla is closing its Supercharger station at its design studio in Los Angeles, its very first Supercharger, reportedly over security concerns. more… The post Tesla is closing its first Supercharger station over security concerns appeared first on Electrek.

Elon Musk says Tesla’s Summon is ‘a fun trick’ that will only get better


Tesla’s Smart Summon feature is one of the most notable Full Self-Driving (FSD) suite characteristics.

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Ford unveils lower-priced Mustang Mach-E in China to qualify for subsidies


Over the weekend, US automaker Ford unveiled a new, long-range RWD version of its Mustang Mach-E in China, priced at 282,000 yuan ($43,450) to qualify for state-led subsidies.

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Tesla Model 3 deliveries pushed back in U.S. due to high demand


Are you looking to order a Tesla Model 3 soon? You might be waiting a while for it to show up at your local Showroom to accept delivery if you are in the United States.

XPeng shares aggressive pricing for new P5 sedan, undercutting Tesla Model 3 by $14k


Chinese EV automaker XPeng Motors has shared pricing on its upcoming P5 sedan, and it’s quite ambitious.

Tesla launches first V3 Superchargers in Singapore ahead of initial deliveries


Tesla has launched its first V3 Superchargers in Singapore as the automaker prepares for initial deliveries in the country.

EGEB: US was No. 1 producer of natural gas and petroleum in 2020


In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): The US produced more petroleum and natural gas than any other country in 2020. Average US solar construction costs continued to fall in 2019.

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A Pick Up for the Electric Vehicle Market

Energy Institute at HAAS

Electrifying light-duty trucks will lower the cost of the electric vehicle transition, according to new research. In the early 2000s, the Hummer became a symbol of cars at their environmental … Continue Reading A Pick Up for the Electric Vehicle Market.

Sono Motors selects Sibros to provide software and OTA updates for upcoming Sion SEVs


Sibros, a company specializing in deeply connected software and over-the-air (OTA) updates, has announced a collaboration with Sono Motors.

GM confirms next all-electric pickup truck after Hummer EV and Silverado EV


While Ford has the F-150 Lightning and Tesla has the Cybertruck, General Motors is taking a multi-pronged approach in its electric pickup truck strategy. As revealed by GM on Monday, it would be offering at least three large all-electric pickup trucks in the future.

Quick Charge Podcast: July 19, 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: July 19, 2021 appeared first on Electrek.

SpaceX tops off Starship launch tower during Blue Origin crew launch briefing


On Sunday morning, SpaceX began the process of installing the last prefabricated section of Starship’s skyscraper-sized ‘launch tower’ around the same time as startup Blue Origin kicked off a preflight briefing for its first crewed suborbital launch.

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NIU KQi3 electric scooter review: Faster, farther, and better for less money


NIU is famous for its smart electric scooters – as in seated electric scooters. But the company recently made waves by announcing its entry into the electric kick scooter market with the NIU KQi3.

Grevol & CATL partners for EV battery packs in India

Electric Vehicles India

Grevol & CATL partners for EV battery packs in India. A clean-tech mobility solutions company Green Evolve Private Limited (Grevol) has announced the launch of their cutting-edge lithium battery packs. It has partnered with Contemporary Amperex Technology Co.

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Tesla is bringing its Autopilot-based ‘Smart Shift’ shifter to Model 3 and Model Y


CEO Elon Musk announced that Tesla is bringing its Autopilot-based “Smart Shift” drive mode shifter to Model 3 and Model Y. But those who don’t like the feature will be happy to know that it is an option. more… The post Tesla is bringing its Autopilot-based ‘Smart Shift’ shifter to Model 3 and Model Y appeared first on Electrek.

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Piaggio launches Ape electric three-wheeler range in Hyderabad

Electric Vehicles India

Piaggio launches Ape electric three-wheeler range in Hyderabad. Piaggio Vehicles India has made an announcement to launch the Ape electric three-wheeler range in Hyderabad city.

Lucid Motors highlights Service options and Warranty details ahead of Air deliveries


Lucid Motors has announced what it will offer for owners in terms of vehicle service, as well as warranty details ahead of the initial deliveries of its first car, the Air. Lucid is expected to begin delivering the Air sedan in the premier Dream Edition sometime later this year.

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Rajasthan unveils EV Policy 2021

Electric Vehicles India

Rajasthan unveils EV Policy 2021. After the Meghalaya , Gujarat , Delhi , Telangana , and Maharashtra governments and Goa draft EV policy announcements, Rajasthan has now unveiled its own initiative to boost the adoption of electric vehicles in the state.

Tesla Model X vs. Model Y: How Tesla’s larger EVs size up


In its quest to offer an electric vehicle (EV) option to suit everyone on the planet, Tesla has expanded the size and scope of its carbon-conscious repertoire over the past 17 years.