Fri.Nov 19, 2021

3D solid-state battery startup LionVolt closes €4M seed round

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European 3D solid-state battery start-up LionVolt successfully closed a seed round of €4 million, bringing its total funding this year to more than €5 million.

Ford doubles EV production target for late 2023: Will it take the lead after Tesla?

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Ford CEO Jim Farley outlined Thursday, with a series of tweets, that the automaker is now expecting to make 600,000 electric vehicles per year globally by the end of 2023. That’s double the previous plan, and enough to potentially be considered the number-two EV maker in the U.S.

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2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid debuts at Los Angeles Auto Show

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After recently debuting the all-new fifth generation Sportage, Kia has unveiled an electrified version of the brand’s longest running nameplate at the Los Angeles Auto Show (LAAS).

EVs as a group are worst for reliability, hybrids and PHEVs best, according to Consumer Reports

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Electric SUVs were the lowest-ranked category in the latest Consumer Reports reliability rankings, but hybrids and plug-in hybrids were the best.

XPENG unveils G9 flagship electric SUV for Chinese and global markets at Guangzhou show

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XPeng unveiled its new G9 flagship smart SUV at the 19th Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition.

Taycan GTS Sport Turismo: Third body style of Porsche EV is a performance wagon

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Porsche on Wednesday unveiled a new version of its sole electric car. The 2022 Porsche Taycan GTS Sport Turismo marks the debut of the new Sport Turismo body style, as well as the addition of the sporty GTS badge to the Taycan lineup.

Mercedes-Benz to manufacture YASA axial-flux electric motors in Berlin

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Mercedes-Benz will build ultra-high-performance axial-flux electric motors at its Berlin site, as the world’s pre-eminent luxury car brand prepares to go all electric by 2030, where market conditions allow.

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Power Global, Rap Eco Motors to launch mass electric auto-rickshaw line powered by swappable battery technology

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Tesla expands Supercharger network to Alaska, now in all 50 states


Tesla has deployed a new Supercharger station in Alaska. It’s the first in the state and now means there is a Supercharger station in every state. more… The post Tesla expands Supercharger network to Alaska, now in all 50 states appeared first on Electrek.

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Wärtsilä to launch 2-stroke future fuels conversion solution; partners with MSC for technology demonstration

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The technology group Wärtsilä will commercially launch its Two-Stroke Future Fuels Conversion platform during the first quarter of 2022.

Tesla (TSLA) is in a position to grab $2.5 trillion of EV market, says top analyst


Dan Ives from Wedbush, one of the top 10 ranked stock analysts in the world, has increased his price target on Tesla’s stock (TSLA) as he believes the automaker will take a significant part of the growing EV market. more… The post Tesla (TSLA) is in a position to grab $2.5

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Schlumberger electrolyzer JV Genvia signs pilot project agreements in steel and cement

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Schlumberger New Energy, France’s CEA and partners have announced the signature of pilot project agreements between Genvia ( earlier post ) and critical-industry leaders on the pathway to net-zero in the cement and steel industries. Through these agreements, Genvia will scale up the next generation of electrolyzer technology, developed over two decades of R&D at the CEA, to produce clean hydrogen without CO 2 emissions, accelerating the decarbonization of multiple industrial sectors.

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EdisonFuture is developing a Cybertruck-like solar pickup with up to 450 miles of range


Infant EV brand EdisonFuture debuted two truck concepts at the LA Auto Show this year, aiming to bring both models to market in 2025. One concept in particular, the EF1-T, is quite interesting looking (and long).

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StoreDot and Group14 Technologies partner to enhance XFC with lithium-silicon

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Group14 Technologies, a global manufacturer of the active material used in advanced silicon-carbon anodes, and StoreDot, the pioneer of extreme fast charging (XFC) battery technology for electric vehicles, announced a strategic partnership to leverage Group14’s proprietary lithium-silicon technology to accelerate time to market of StoreDot’s XFC lithium-silicon cells for electric vehicles.

Ford drops its plans to develop EVs with Rivian

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Rivian, the truck-focused EV startup, might not play as much of a role in the future of Ford’s electric-vehicle strategy as it had previously indicated.

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DOE announces $3M for high performance computing research at national laboratories

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $3 million to connect industry partners with US National Laboratory high-performance computing (HPC) resources that will accelerate the development of breakthrough manufacturing and clean energy technologies.

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Here’s how Alaska’s only electric school bus is performing in temps as low as -40F


In October 2020, Electrek reported that the state of Alaska got its very first electric school bus. Here’s how the first and only electric school bus in The Last Frontier is running just over a year later.

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GlobalFoundries, Ford partner to address auto chip supply and meet growing demand

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GlobalFoundries (GF), a global leader in feature-rich semiconductor manufacturing, and Ford Motor Company announced a strategic collaboration to advance semiconductor manufacturing and technology development within the United States, aiming to boost chip supplies for Ford and the US automotive industry.

The US’s first commercial-scale offshore wind farm breaks ground


Vineyard Wind 1, the US’s first commercial-scale offshore wind farm, has officially broken ground. It’s also the first project of its kind in the Americas region. more… The post The US’s first commercial-scale offshore wind farm breaks ground appeared first on Electrek.

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Gojek, TBS Energi Utama form JV to accelerate the development of Indonesia’s two-wheel electric vehicle ecosystem

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Gojek, Southeast Asia’s leading mobile on-demand services platform, and PT TBS Energi Utama Tbk (TBS), a leading integrated energy company in Indonesia, have formed a joint venture to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) in Indonesia. The joint venture, known as Electrum, will act as a platform through which both companies will develop infrastructure for two-wheel EVs throughout the country.

Ford’s Lightning order numbers don’t include fleet buyers, which means it’ll be sold out forever


Ford is going hard on electrification, with a solid showing at this year’s LA Auto Show and big reservation numbers for the F-150 Lightning. Ford has declared its intent to be the biggest EV maker in the world with a big increase in production in the next few years.

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Genesis reveals Electrified GV70: US-bound EV has 800V fast charging, tech that reads the road

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Hyundai’s Genesis luxury brand revealed a fully electric version of its GV70 SUV, called the Electrified GV70, on Friday at Auto Guangzhou 2021 in China. And it confirmed that the model will be coming to North America.

Exclusive: First look at the production-ready SONDORS Metacycle electric motorcycle


The long-awaited SONDORS Metacycle electric motorcycle is now ready for production, and we have an exclusive first look for you ahead of the bike’s LA Auto Show unveiling.

Bionic Hand Gives Amputees Sense of Touch

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On a visit to Pakistan with his parents, 7-year-old Aadeel Akhtar met a girl his age who was missing her right leg. That was the first time he had met a person with a limb difference.

Ford and Rivian cancel plans for joint EV


Ford and Rivian had been planning to develop an electric vehicle together, but those plans have been canceled, Ford CEO Jim Farley told Automotive News. more… The post Ford and Rivian cancel plans for joint EV appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla owner lends FSD Beta to inexperienced operator from CNN–to chaotic results


There is a reason why Tesla is incredibly serious about the strict safety measures it is imposing on the FSD Beta program.

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‘Build Back Better Act’ passes House, EV tax credit faces US Senate next


The US House of Representatives passed the $1.9 trillion “Build Back Better” legislation early this morning, following a lengthy session that included a record-setting speech from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

Video Friday: Dronut

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Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your friends at IEEE Spectrum robotics. We'll also be posting a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months; here's what we have so far ( send us your events !):

GM rolls out software update limiting Chevy Bolt EV charge to 80%, but removes parking restrictions


GM announced that it is starting to roll out a new software update to Chevy Bolt EVs as part of its recall due to battery fire risks. It will limit the state-of-charge to 80%, but it will remove other restrictions, like not being able to park inside garages.

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Metaverse Offers Chance to Get Technology Right

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Today, the tech industry is facing its most important moment in 20 years, a moment in which decisions are going to be made that affect the future of technology—and humanity. That was the message John Hanke, CEO of Niantic , gave AR and VR developers attending Augmented World Expo 2021 last week.

Kobalt’s 80V 18-inch electric chainsaw makes logging easy from $217, more in New Green Deals


Now that winter is basically here, there might be a few trees that need to be felled or logs split around your property. If that’s the case, get rid of that old gas-powered chainsaw and replace it with a battery-powered option.

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$12,500 EV tax credit included in now-passed ‘Build Back Better’ plan


President Joe Biden ‘s “Build Back Better” plan was officially passed after the U.S. House of Representatives voted 220-213 in favor of the $1.9 trillion bill, which includes the language that will offer an up-t0 $12,500 electric vehicle tax credit for potential buyers.

Porsche buys up majority share in high-tech electric bike company Greyp


Porsche is diving even deeper into the electric bicycle market with its announcement today that the company acquired a majority stake in Greyp Bikes. more… The post Porsche buys up majority share in high-tech electric bike company Greyp appeared first on Electrek.

EdisonFuture EF1-T Pickup And EF1-V Van Electric Concepts Land In LA


These EVs share the same platform and offer promising specs on paper, but will they happen

Blix Packa Genie electric cargo bike review: Time to replace your car with an e-bike


I love riding electric bikes in part because of how many different uses they offer. I enjoy riding the trails or cruising the beach as much as the next guy, but e-bikes offer so much more than just fitness or recreational riding.

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Mitsubishi Reveals Airtrek EV, Is It Based On GAC's Aion V?


Developed by GAC Mitsubishi, the Japanese brand's first all-electric SUV offers 323 miles of range from a 70 kWh battery

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Moving from Massachusetts to Colorado in an Electric Car

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This summer I moved from Massachusetts to Colorado and decided I was going to make the move in its entirety with just my electric vehicle (EV). I’ve had a 2019 Chevy Bolt for two years now and this was the longest trip I had ever done with it.