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Alumobility study: aluminum top hat provides automakers a lighter, sustainable alternative

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LG will pay GM $1.9B for Chevy Bolt EV battery recall

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General Motors announced Tuesday morning that it has reached an agreement with LG Electronics over manufacturing defects that have led to the recall of about 140,000 Chevrolet Bolt EVs. According to GM, the reimbursement offsets $1.9 billion of the $2.0


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Cummins collaborating across autonomous vehicle system providers to offer leading powertrain solutions

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Cummins will be launching a set of software features to integrate its powertrains with Automated Driving System (ADS) technologies from different providers. Cummins delivers powertrains that provide leading performance and fuel economy through the integration of hardware and software. With these new software features, Cummins will extend these core capabilities into the ADS space as well.

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Rivian intends to make its own batteries, hints at future European plant

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In paperwork required for its initial public offering (IPO), Rivian has disclosed that it's considering manufacturing its own batteries, and may also expand production beyond the United States. The company mentioned in-house battery manufacturing in a prospectus filed with the U.S.

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DB and Siemens present autonomous train; ATO over ETCS

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Deutsche Bahn (DB) and Siemens Mobility have developed what they say is the world’s first train that operates by itself in rail traffic.

Hyundai teams with Shell for more US hydrogen passenger-vehicle infrastructure

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Hyundai is partnering with Shell to expand California hydrogen infrastructure in support of its Nexo fuel-cell crossover.

TRI publishes six research papers pushing boundaries of scalable learning at ICCV

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The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) announced the acceptance of six research papers in the field of machine learning at the International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV).

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Vantis and Thales partner to build US’ first statewide drone infrastructure network; BVLOS flights

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Vantis , North Dakota’s Statewide Unmanned Aircraft Systems Network, will partner with Thales as the long-term systems integrator to build out the UAS (drone) infrastructure across the state.

Tesla is deploying the first Megacharger to charge its Tesla Semi electric truck


Tesla has been spotted deploying the first Megacharger to charge its upcoming Tesla Semi electric truck at Gigafactory Nevada. more… The post Tesla is deploying the first Megacharger to charge its Tesla Semi electric truck appeared first on Electrek.

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Argonne Lab hosting webinar on blocking threats to rare earth supplies using supercomputers

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Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory are hosting a 15-minute open-access webinar on 28 October about how to block threats to supplies of rare earth minerals using supercomputers. A wide range of devices and machines rely on rare earth elements that are mined and refined largely in China.

Tesla supplier CATL announces $5 billion battery recycling facility


CATL , the leading battery manufacturer in China, has shared new plans to create a $5 billion facility to recycle used batteries for their earth materials such as cobalt and lithium. The facility will be erected as a joint venture at a time when EVs are becoming more and more in demand globally.

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IDTechEx: market value of on-road fuel-cell vehicles to grow to $160B in 2042; 23.9% CAGR over 20 years

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IDTechEx’s analysis in their new report, “ Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles 2022-2042 ”, forecasts the market value of on-road fuel cell vehicles will grow to $160 billion in 2042 at a CAGR of 23.9% over the 20-year forecast period.

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US cement manufacturers release their road map to carbon neutrality by 2050 [Update]


Electrek spoke with Rick Bohan, VP of sustainability at the Portland Cement Association (PCA), which represents 92% of US cement manufacturing production capacity and has distribution facilities in every continental US state. Cement is the second-most-used construction material on the planet.

Snam launches HyAccelerator global-scale accelerator for hydrogen startups

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Snam, the main Italian operator for the transport and dispatching of natural gas in Italy, launched HyAccelerator , a corporate global-scale startup acceleration program focused on hydrogen. The program kicked off with the first call for startups, dedicated to players active along the entire hydrogen value chain, from transportation to storage and end uses.

Tesla’s Elon Musk hints that Giga Texas will have a similar ‘Giga Fest’ as Berlin


Tesla CEO Elon Musk says that Gigafactory Texas could have an event similar to the “Giga Fest,” a County fair-style event that the automaker held at Gigafactory Berlin this past weekend.

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Expanded and updated GREET 2021 released

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The Argonne National Laboratory’s Systems Assessment Center announced the 2021 release of the suite of GREET models and associated documentation. GREET (Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Technologies) is a life-cycle analysis (LCA) tool, structured to examine systematically the energy and environmental effects of a wide variety of transportation fuels and vehicle technologies in major transportation sectors (i.e.,

LG agrees to repay GM $1.9 billion over Chevy Bolt EV battery recall


GM and LG announced that they came to an agreement over who is going to take on most of the cost of the battery recall over potential fire risk for the Bolt EV. LG is going to be left with almost the entire cost. more… The post LG agrees to repay GM $1.9

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AIST, Toyota, and Toyota Central R&D Labs to consider joint research on advanced energy and environment technologies

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Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Toyota Motor Corporation, and Toyota Central R&D Labs., CRDL) have commenced discussions on joint research aimed at accelerating development and implementing advanced technologies in the field of energy and the environment. The three parties each possess a strong desire to contribute to the realization of carbon neutrality.

The $25,000 Tesla model: Everything we know so far


There are several game-changing elements the EV world has patiently but attentively kept tabs on in recent years – solid state batteries, fully-autonomous driving, whether some of these SPAC mergers will actually produce a series production vehicle.

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SpaceX to launch Varda Space’s first Rocket Lab-derived ‘space factory’ satellite


Startup Varda Space says it has contracted with SpaceX to launch its first satellite – based on a Rocket Lab bus called Photon – on a Falcon 9 rideshare mission in early 2023.

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Rivian’s first retail hub to open in Venice, CA, as ‘a space to gather’


Fresh off the heels of delivering its flagship R1T electric pickup to first customers, Rivian has shared details of its first hub, centered in Venice, California.

Tesla Giga Berlin’s Model Y seats to be mounted directly on 4680 structural battery


The substantial amount of savings that would result from Tesla’s use of structural battery packs was highlighted recently at the company’s “Country Fair” in Gigafactory Berlin.

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Tesla (TSLA) breaks record in China, resulting in massive delivery expectation beat


Tesla has achieved an impressive new delivery record in China, which has greatly contributed to the automaker’s massive delivery expectation beat last quarter. more… The post Tesla (TSLA) breaks record in China, resulting in massive delivery expectation beat appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla China posts astounding September numbers with 56k vehicle deliveries


Recently, Tesla China posted stellar September delivery numbers, reporting it delivered around 56,000 units overall last month. With 56k deliveries in September, Tesla China’s Q3 deliveries reached a total of over 133,000 vehicles.

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VanMoof unveils 31 mph ‘hyperbike’ electric bicycle with two motors and full suspension


VanMoof has just announced a new high-speed electric bicycle model known as the VanMoof V, which will reach speeds of up to 31 mph (50 km/h).

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Tesla co-founder shares warning about OEM’s EV focus: “They haven’t really done the math fully”


Former Tesla CTO and co-founder JB Straubel recently shared some insights about the electric vehicle revolution and the focus of OEMs on pure electric cars.

Hit the road this fall with Segway’s Ninebot electric scooter at $425, more in New Green Deals


Now that fall is here, you might want to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather while traveling around town. Well, Segway’s Ninebot E22 electric scooter makes that a simple task, especially while it’s on sale for $425.

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Tesla battery supplier CATL slots $5 billion for cell recycling facility in China


Tesla battery supplier Contemporary Amperex Technology Co Ltd (CATL) has announced that it has plans to build a $5 billion cell recycling facility in Hubei, China. Battery suppliers across the world are becoming busier than ever as more automakers begin transitioning to electrification.

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ELMS announces collaboration with Ample to bring battery swaps to its commercial EVs


Commercial EV manufacturer Electric Last Mile Solutions (ELMS) has announced plans to offer a bundled commercial EV option that features Ample’s modular battery swap capabilities on ELMS’ commercial EVs.

Lucid announces DreamDrive: a ‘user-friendly, future-ready’ Advanced Driver Assistance System


Lucid Group has announced the details of its Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS), DreamDrive, which it calls “the most technically sophisticated advanced driver-assistance system.”

Drones capture spectacular demolition of 300-ft Yorkshire cooling towers [Video]


A series of minutely prepared explosions brought the four remaining cooling towers at North Yorkshire’s Eggborough power station down over the weekend ­– a visually spectacular demolition captured from multiple angles in video shot by drones and ground cameras.

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Tritium Partners with ChargeNet to Bring Electric Vehicle Fast Charging to Bay Area Taco Bells

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EGEB: This floating wind platform with tilted towers earns a European patent


In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): Hexicon’s tilted towers floating wind power platform earns a European patent. The Solar Energy Industries Association launches a new diversity certification program.

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Mattel creates the perfect Tesla Cybertruck LEGO kit that never was


Mattel Creations announced MEGA would be dropping a Tesla Cybertruck build on October 15, 2021, at 9 a.m. Pacific Time. Similar to the Hot Wheels Cybertruck Mattel dropped previously, the MEGA version will feature some specific, unique details that can only be found on Tesla’s electric pickup truck.

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Lucid details DreamDrive ADAS platform, with ‘conditional automated driving in coming years’


Following the start of production of its Air sedan, Lucid Motors has now shared new details of DreamDrive, its Advanced Driver-Assistance System (ADAS) with over 30 features.

TPG Group invests Rs 7,500 Cr in Tata Motors new EV subsidiary

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TPG Group invests Rs 7,500 Cr in Tata Motors new EV subsidiary. Tata Motors announced that a private equity firm TPG Group would be investing Rs 7,500 crore in the new incorporated wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Motors for electric mobility.

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NFI Order for 20 Next Gen-Electric New Flyer Transit Buses from Long Beach Transit

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Cloud, Minnesota, USA – October 12, 2021: (TSX: NFI, OTC: NFYEF) NFI Group Inc. (“NFI”),