Fri.Nov 26, 2021

TECO 2030 leading project to build hydrogen-powered high-speed vessel for the Port of Narvik

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The Port of Narvik in northern Norway needs a new workboat which should be both fast and emissions-free. Together with eight project partners, it is now seeking public funding to build one of the world’s first hydrogen-powered high-speed vessels.

First test confirms Lucid Air charges faster than Model S or Taycan

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The Lucid Air can charge faster than a Tesla Model S or Porsche Taycan, a test by InsideEVs has confirmed.

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Wärtsila, RINA, others partner on hydrogen fuel solution for shipping via on-board LNG reforming with carbon capture

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The technology group Wärtsilä, together with class society RINA, ABB, Helbio (a subsidiary of Metacon AB), the Liberian Registry, and an energy major have joined forces in an effort to deliver a solution with hydrogen as fuel.

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Tesla Model S falls from cliff, gets totaled; owner walks with a scratch on his arm


A recent story of a Model S P90D crash from Puerto Rico is proving to be one of the most remarkable yet. Despite the vehicle getting totaled from the incident, the driver reportedly walked away from the wreck with just a scratch on the arm.

INOVYN, VT Group to build Europe’s first hydrogen-powered barge for bulk liquid chemical transport

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INOVYN is partnering with Netherlands-based VT Group (Verenigde Tankrederij) to build Europe’s first bulk liquid chemical barge powered by hydrogen. The hydrogen powered barge will transport vital raw materials for INOVYN between its sites at Antwerp and Jemeppe.

Tesla Model S Plaid runs sub-9-second 1/4-mile for first time


A Tesla Model S Plaid ran a sub-9-second 1/4-mile for the first time at Maryland International Raceway in the United States. The Model S Plaid is Tesla’s crown jewel of performance.

Sodium-ion battery cathode company Altris opens China office

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Swedish battery materials company Altris AB, which specializes in producing highly sustainable cathode materials for rechargeable sodium batteries, has officially opened its first office in China. The Guangzhou-based team will work to promote the company’s innovative cathode material, Fennac, to the Chinese market, as well as provide tailored local support to new and existing customers.

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BMW eDrive Zones for PHEVs now available in 138 European cities

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The BMW Group is introducing its innovative eDrive Zones in another 20 European cities, including Copenhagen, Verona and Toulouse. A total of 138 cities in Europe are now benefiting from this technology; BMW expects to roll out the service in at least another 30 cities worldwide in the coming year. In an eDrive Zone, BMW plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) automatically switch to all-electric driving mode upon entering inner city areas.

Australia, which won COP26’s booby prize, greenlights offshore wind


Australia has the world’s highest uptake of rooftop solar, but it also has a huge dependency on coal. And the country just threw open the door to another clean energy source: offshore wind. On Thursday, its Parliament passed a law that establishes a regulatory framework for offshore wind power.

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Shell to construct and operate battery swapping stations with Nio in China and Europe

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China-based EV maker NIO has entered into a strategic partnership with Shell to further its involvement in electric vehicle and energy industries globally. As part of this new strategic cooperation agreement, NIO and Shell will construct and operate battery charging and swapping facilities. This includes a plan to install 100 battery swapping stations in China by 2025 and construct and operate pilot stations in Europe from 2022.

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Tesla Giga Shanghai aims to increase production capacity with RMB 1.2B expansion project


Tesla invested RMB ¥1.2 billion (about $180 million) into Giga Shanghai’s latest expansion project. Tesla China’s expansion project is expected to increase the gigafactory’s production capacity, making Giga Shanghai even more formidable than it is now.

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A Tesla Model S Plaid becomes first to hit 8-second quarter-mile


A Tesla Model S Plaid has become the first Tesla vehicle to hit an eight-second quarter-mile. By some definition, it’s also the first “production car” to achieve a quarter-mile time under nine full seconds.

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Tesla won’t use government subsidies to build its 4680 battery plant in Giga Berlin


In a recent announcement, Tesla has informed the Federal Ministry of Economics and the Brandenburg Ministry of Economics in Germany that it would be building its 4680 battery plant and recycling facility in the Gigafactory Berlin complex without government subsidies.

Apple loses ‘global head of battery developments’ to Volkswagen over EV ambitions


Nearly three years ago, Apple made news when it poached a prominent Samsung executive in charge of next-generation battery development. Fast forward to now and that same battery guru has been poached again — only this time by a major carmaker.

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Made-in-China Tesla Model Y Performance debuts with AMD Ryzen graphics chip


Giga Shanghai started Tesla Model Y Performance deliveries, kicking off deliveries for the Chinese market. Some Model Y Performance owners in China revealed that their vehicle is equipped with an AMD Ryzen graphics chip.

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Juiced RipRacer fun-sized 28 MPH electric bike launches today at promotional price


Juiced Bikes unveiled it latest electric bicycle model, the RipRacer, earlier this month. The new e-bike model uses a compact frame and smaller diameter 20″ fat tires to create a space-conscious layout that easily fits in cars and elevators.

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Over 5000 new 350 kW IONITY ultra-rapid chargers

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A 350kW ultra-rapid charger can provide an electric vehicle such as the new Kia EV6, with 800V architecture, 62 miles of range in less than four and a half minutes. There aren’t many 350kW ultra-rapid chargers around at the moment but IONITY is planning to install over 5,000 new ones by 2025.

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Best Black Friday electric bike deals are here


From our friends at 9to5Toys , we’ve rounded up the best electric bike deals for Black Friday 2021. Head below for the skinny. more… The post Best Black Friday electric bike deals are here appeared first on Electrek.

Porsche launches Taycan GTS

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Porsche adds new GTS variant to Taycan line-up

In search of: Black Friday EV deals in the US


Black Friday deals on EVs have been few and far between this season. The ones we managed to discover earlier last week were scooped up shortly after including on our Electric Vehicle Best Lease Guide. Coincidence? Perhaps.

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Volvo Says The C40 Recharge Is Sold Out For 2021


The automaker is currently filling orders into February 2022 and estimates it will build 6,000–7,000 units this year

Podcast: Tesla’s ultimatum, Full Self-Driving 10.5, Mercedes-Benz EQB, more


This week on the Electrek Podcast , we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Tesla’s new ultimatum to people delaying orders, Tesla’s Full Self-Driving 10.5 update, Mercedes-Benz EQB pricing, and more. Need more Electrek in your life?

The Tesla 12/9 Conspiracy: TSLA Stock Split?


Is something big about to happen on December 9th

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Segway Black Friday discounts deliver all-time lows from $220, more in New Green Deals


Segway’s lineup of popular Ninebot electric vehicles are getting in on the Black Friday savings and the new F40 Scooter leads the way. On sale for the very first time, you can now save $80 on the new release. You’ll also find discounts on electric lawn mowers and much more below, as well.

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The Hyperloop Is Hyper Old

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"Lord how this world improves as we grow older," reads the caption for a panel in the " March of Intellect ," part of a series of colored etchings published between 1825 and 1829.

Review: Jackery 300 portable power station is the ideal affordable off-grid battery


I’ve enjoyed testing Jackery’s portable power stations for use in all sorts of off-grid power applications.

Watch Charging Station Owner's Wife Attack A Charging EV: But Why?


The point was listed on PlugShare as a free-to-use home charging point

Jackery’s Explorer 240 is the perfect entry-level portable power station for $159 + more [BF Deal]


Whether you’re on the go for business or leisure, or camping in the woods, mountains, or your own backyard, a dependable and versatile power station is a must. Available from Nov.

Tesla Announces $188M Production Capacity Expansion In Shanghai


Is this upgrade needed to accommodate production of Tesla's upcoming $25,000 EV

Tesla withdraws application for $1B in subsidies for German factory, Musk implies they don’t want it


Tesla has withdrawn an application for over $1 billion in subsidies for battery production at Gigafactory Berlin. CEO Elon Musk appears to imply that Tesla withdrew because they don’t want government subsidies, but there are other theories.

Audi Q8 E-Tron Confirmed As E-Tron SUV Successor From 2026


The electric flagship SUV will enter production in Brussels in 2026, Audi's CEO said

Mercedes Benz teases upcoming hyper-efficient electric car Vision EQXX

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Mercedes Benz teases upcoming hyper-efficient electric car Vision EQXX. Mercedes-Benz has teased its upcoming next ultra-efficient electric car Vision EQXX that provides a range of over 1,000 km (620 miles).

Three Rivian R1T Electric Trucks Spotted Heading To Los Angeles


Supposedly those are production vehicles, ready for customer delivery

SambaNova CEO: “We’re Built for Large”

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AI, particularly the huge neural networks that meant to understand and interact with us humans, is not a natural fit for computer architectures that have dominated for decades. A host of startups recognized this in time to develop chips and sometimes the computers they'd power.

Kia EV6 Becomes Charging King In Bjørn's 1,000 Km Challenge


The range is not as high as in Teslas but fast charging compensates a lot

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Proposed Changes to the Federal EV Tax Credit Passed by the House of Representatives

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On Friday November 20 the House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act (BBBA) which means the bill is now off to the Senate where we can expect the possibility of many changes to the current proposed legislation.

China: MIC Tesla Model Y Performance Comes With New Tech


According to reports, it has AMD Ryzen graphics and a lithium-ion auxiliary battery