Wed.Oct 20, 2021

Rolls-Royce reports successful 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel test flight

Green Car Congress

Rolls-Royce, working with Boeing and World Energy, has carried out a successful test flight of its 747 Flying Testbed aircraft using 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) on a Trent 1000 engine.

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NADA nudges EV charging into the car-shopping conversation with Chargeway partnership

Green Car Reports

America’s franchised dealer network is often portrayed as a pinch point to widespread electric vehicle adoption. But with a few relatively minor tweaks, it could become more of an asset and express lane for EV makers and a market shift.


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Purdue’s whitest white paint now a Guinness World Record; sub-ambient radiative cooling

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An ultra-white paint incorporating barium sulfate (BaSO 4 ) particles that is up to 98.1% reflective, developed by engineers at Purdue University, has earned a Guinness World Records title for the whitest paint. The record appears in the 2022 edition of Guinness World Records. The 98.1%

Hydrogen fuel-cell SUV, Citroën Skate EV concept, dealers and Chargeway: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

The retro-styled SUV made at France’s former Smart car plant might include plans for green hydrogen. A Citroën concept provides the building blocks for some creative EVs. And U.S. dealerships embrace the idea of discussing EV charging with consistency.

Compass Minerals confirms successful conversion testing of Great Salt Lake lithium brine resource to battery-grade lithium hydroxide

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Compass Minerals, a leading global provider of essential minerals, announced the successful, third-party conversion testing of its lithium brine resource into both lithium carbonate and battery-grade lithium hydroxide, representing a significant milestone in its previously announced lithium development project.

Tesla achieves annual run rate of 1 million electric cars – incredible milestone


Tesla has confirmed that it has achieved an annual run rate of 1 million electric cars per year at the end of last quarter. more… The post Tesla achieves annual run rate of 1 million electric cars – incredible milestone appeared first on Electrek.

New PEM fuel cell catalyst can oxidize CO, H2 or a combination; addressing the poisoning problem

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Researchers in China have developed a class of IrRu-N-C catalysts, with Ir and Ru single atoms uniformly populated in nitrogen–carbon composites, that exhibits excellent CO electrooxidation reaction (COOR) behavior as well as high-efficiency single-atom catalysis toward H 2 electro-oxidation. A paper on their work is published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

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Xpeng-affiliate UAM company HT Aero raises US$500+ Million in Series A

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HT Aero (Huitian), an urban air mobility (UAM) company and an affiliate of XPeng ( earlier post ), entered into a definitive agreement with a consortium of investors to raise more than US$500 million for its Series A capital funding. The funding round is led by IDG Capital, 5Y Capital and XPeng Inc.

The real reason Joe Manchin is sabotaging the US clean energy plan


US Senator Joe Manchin III (D-WV) opposes his own political party’s clean energy program.

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Zeus Electric Chassis to collaborate with JB Poindexter’s EAVX on Class 4, 5 and 6 electric work trucks

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Zeus Electric Chassis, Inc. and EAVX will join forces to develop and commercialize all-electric vocational work truck solutions.

Elon Musk’s Boring Company ‘Tesla in Tunnels’ in Las Vegas to expand throughout the city


The Boring Company’s first commercial loop, deployed in Las Vegas, has officially been approved for expansion throughout the city. Tesla vehicles inside tunnels are going to offer a new transit solution in Las Vegas.

Keliber receives mining safety permit for the Syväjärvi lithium mine

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Keliber is a Finnish mining and battery chemical company that aims to start the sustainable production of battery-grade lithium hydroxide, utilizing its own ore, in 2024. Earlier post.) The Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency (Tukes) has now granted a mining safety permit for Keliber’s second largest deposit, Syväjärvi. The permit, which was granted on 13 October 2021, includes immediate execution despite eventual appeals. The permit is not yet legally valid.

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Tesla (TSLA) releases Q3 2021 results: delivers on high expectations


Tesla (TSLA) has released its financial results and shareholders letter for the third quarter of 2021 after market close today. We are updating this post with all the details from the financial results, shareholders’ letter, and the conference call later tonight. Refresh for the latest information.

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BASF and KIT to investigate opportunities of multilayered anodes for Li-ion batteries

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One potential solution for enhancing capacity and production efficiency of lithium-ion batteries is to subdivide electrodes into dedicated functional layers. For example, a thin primer layer below the actual active anode helps to improve adhesion performance. At the same time, the overall binder content is reduced, resulting in higher energy density. Application via simultaneous multilayer coating skips additional process steps that would increase costs and wastage.

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Ineos confirms fuel-cell version of Grenadier retro SUV, green hydrogen plan

Green Car Reports

Ineos on Monday announced a $2.3 billion investment in what the chemical company calls green hydrogen production, which could pave the way for a fuel-cell version of the Ineos Grenadier SUV.

Hy Stor Energy developing green hydrogen hub in Mississippi

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Hy Stor Energy LP, together with its strategic partner Connor, Clark & Lunn Infrastructure (CC&L Infrastructure), will develop , commercialize, and operate large-scale, long-duration green hydrogen hubs that will serve as a model for green hydrogen development efforts going forward. The first major project, the Mississippi Clean Hydrogen Hub, is under active development and has multiple sites permitted for hydrogen storage.

Citroën Skate modular EV concept shows a very stylish future for urban mobility and cargo

Green Car Reports

Multiple automakers have developed EV skateboard platforms to streamline vehicle development. A new Citroën concept car takes that idea a little further. The Citroën Skate concept is a modular EV consisting of a basic skateboard platform that can be equipped with different themed pods.

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Ballard and Forsee Power to develop & commercialize integrated fuel cell & battery solutions for heavy-duty hydrogen mobility

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Ballard Power Systems, a world leader in PEM fuel cells, and Forsee Power, a developer of smart battery systems for sustainable electromobility, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a strategic partnership to develop fully integrated fuel cell and battery solutions, optimized for performance, cost and installation for the medium- and heavy-duty mobility markets of bus, truck, rail, marine, and off-road.

Super73 launches 2,000W off-road racing e-bike with eye-catching design


Super73 is known for collaborations that have seen its popular electric bikes take design cues from famous brands, sports teams, and other cultural icons.

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Drones to Attempt Rescue of Starving Dogs Stranded by Volcano

Cars That Think

For the past month, the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma has been erupting, necessitating the evacuation of 7,000 people as lava flows towards the sea and destroys everything in its path.

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The BMW Group will use fossil-free, hydrogen-powered steel from 2025


The BMW Group has made a deal to source green steel from Swedish startup H2 Green Steel starting in 2025. more… The post The BMW Group will use fossil-free, hydrogen-powered steel from 2025 appeared first on Electrek.

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First Look at Managed Charging Incentives

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Utility EV Rate Design – Proposed Details for Single Family Residences The grid at the top of this post comes from a filing by Eversource for its proposed EV charging incentive structure for single family. Read more.

Tesla expects more clarity on Model X next month


Tesla Model X buyers are left in the dark as deliveries start and some people who have placed an order a year ago still don’t know when they will get their car. Electrek has learned that Tesla expects more clarity on Model X delivery timelines next month.

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Tesla Model 3 is the fastest-selling EV of all-time with 24 units sold every hour


The Tesla Model 3 is the fastest-selling electric vehicle of all time, with over 24 units sold every hour, based on the vehicle’s average number of units sold every year.

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Tesla Twitter tries to ‘cancel’ Biden’s NHTSA safety adviser over criticism of Autopilot / FSD Beta


“Tesla Twitter,” a group of Tesla fans who use Twitter extensively, is trying to “cancel” US President Joe Biden’s new appointee for a senior adviser role for safety at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Vitol invests USD 50 mn in Sun Mobility to develop EV infra 

Electric Vehicles India

Vitol invests USD 50 mn in Sun Mobility to develop EV infra . A Bangalore based charging infrastructure provider Sun Mobility and the world’s largest biggest independent oil trader has announced an investment of USD 50 million in Sun Mobility to provide electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

Aptera introduces third alpha version of its SEV, enters beta phase before full production


Aptera has once again shared a well-produced video of its third and final version of its solar electric vehicle (SEV). The Luna version of the Aptera SEV now joins the previously announced Noir (black) and Sol (white) design options and features a silver exterior and interior with earth tone accents.

RevFin raised Rs 30 crore in pre-series for faster EV adoption in India 

Electric Vehicles India

RevFin raised Rs 30 crore in pre-series for faster EV adoption in India . RevFin a digital lending platform that finances electric vehicles for commercial use that has raised $4 million (about Rs 30 crore) in pre-series.

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Tesla launches new website to flex its manufacturing muscle and help with humongous hiring effort


Tesla has launched a new website to flex its manufacturing muscle, which Elon Musk believes is Tesla’s biggest strength. It also appears to be part of the automaker’s hiring effort, which is going to be huge.

VW ID.4 Sets Record For Longest Journey By EV In A Single Country


The electric crossover completed a 35,000-mile trip across the contiguous United States in 97 days

StoreDot, which makes ultra-fast Tesla-like 4680 battery cells, will open a US R&D hub


StoreDot , an Israel-based electric vehicle battery startup, today announced that it will open an R&D innovation hub in the US to speed up the development of solid-state batteries.

Tesla (TSLA) Q3 2021 earnings results: EPS beat and monster automotive margins


Tesla’s ( NASDAQ:TSLA ) third-quarter for 2021 saw the electric car maker post $13.757 billion in revenue. The results, which were discussed in the Q3 2021 Update Letter, were released after the closing bell on Wednesday, October 20.

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Aptera Luna Solar EV Revealed As Third And Final Alpha Prototype


Named after the moon, Aptera's Luna marks the end of the Alpha phase of development and the beginning of the shift to Beta

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How long does it take to charge an electric car? | EVBox

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Electric mobility is on the rise—so much so the electric vehicle (EV) market is forecast to be worth $1.9 trillion by 2028. With EV prices declining, and a larger model variety than ever before, over 45 percent of people are now considering an EV for their next car. Infrastructure

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Kia EV6 UK specs confirmed

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Kia EV6 will launch with three model grades and two powertrain options

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Windows 11 is Here, But Will It Run on Your PC?

Cars That Think

Microsoft's Windows 11 is awesome. It also abandons millions of users. The latest version of Microsoft's 36-year-old operating system began its rollout on 5 October 2021. Some eligible devices may not receive it until mid-2022.

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Driver Spotlight: Taking Charge with EV Incentives

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Jeannie doesn’t typically buy new cars, but between government, manufacturer, and dealership incentives, her 2021 Prius was easily affordable! The post Driver Spotlight: Taking Charge with EV Incentives appeared first on Smart Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations.

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