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Klimatklivet awards Liquid Wind €15M toward production of eMethanol

Green Car Congress

Swedish Climate Leap, “Klimatklivet”, is investing €15 million in power-to-fuel Liquid Wind’s facility, FlagshipONE, producing eMethanol. Earlier post.).

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Used EV tax credit, Hummer EV range, hybrid theft, Ioniq design: The Week in Reverse

Green Car Reports

How soon will the Rivian R1S and Cadillac Lyriq electric SUVs arrive? Which foreign automaker plans two U.S.-bound bound models and 60 U.S. showrooms starting next year? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending November 26, 2021.

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Renault and TheArsenale unveil AIR4 electric flying showcar

Green Car Congress

To conclude the celebrations for the 60 th anniversary of Renault 4, the car maker teamed up with motion design hub TheArsenale to create a futuristic showcar, reinterpreting this iconic model.

Tesla got a penalty when it paid back its $465 million DoE loan nine years early

Teslarati

Tesla paid its $465 million loan from the US Department of Energy nine years early, and by doing so, the company had to pay an “early repayment penalty.” ” This was mentioned recently by CEO Elon Musk in a comment on Twitter.

Cornish Lithium secures £18M funding package from TechMet

Green Car Congress

Cornish Lithium ( earlier post ), a mineral exploration and development company based in Cornwall, UK, secured an investment package of up to £18 million (US$24 million) from TechMet Limited, a leading technology metals investment company.

Bluetti’s solar generators are on sale for hundreds of dollars off for Black Friday

Electrek

Whether you’re preparing for more frequent power outages or just bringing additional power for trips off the grid, Bluetti’s solar generators can get the job done, and for Black Friday, the company’s systems are on sale for hundreds of dollars off including the AC200MAX and various solar panels.

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Arkema boosting Kynar PVDF production to meet Li-ion materials demand; targeting €1B in battery sales by 2030

Green Car Congress

France-based specialty chemicals and materials company Arkema announced a 50% increase in its Kynar PVDF fluoropolymer production capacities at its Pierre-Bénite site in order to address the fast-growing demand for materials for lithium-ion batteries.

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Li-S Energy, Janus Electric to collaborate on Li-S and/or Li-metal cells for swappable prime mover packs

Green Car Congress

Australia-based Li-S Energy has entered into an agreement with Janus Electric to develop and to test lithium sulfur and/or lithium-metal battery cells to suit the requirements of the Janus Electric exchangeable prime mover battery packs.

China Doubles Plug-In Car Sales In October 2021

InsideEVs

The trajectory is for 3+ million plug-in electric car sales in 2021

Koch Strategic Platforms invests $100M in Standard Lithium

Green Car Congress

Koch Strategic Platforms (KSP), a subsidiary of Koch Investments Group, is making a US$100-million investment in Canada-based Standard Lithium ( earlier post ) through a direct private placement. In addition to the new capital, the company and several Koch Industries subsidiaries are exploring strategic opportunities to work collaboratively in several key areas.

NIO And Shell Announce Strategic Cooperation Agreement

InsideEVs

The deal concerns battery swapping stations and charging stations in China and Europe

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Greta launches 4 electric scooters in India with affordable price 

Electric Vehicles India

Greta launches 4 electric scooters in India with affordable price . Greta Electric Scooters a Gujarat based electric scooter has entered the EV electric two-wheeler market. It has launched four electric scooters models with come with a price tag between Rs 60,000 and Rs 92,000.

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QuantumScape Achieved Solid-State Battery Goal Ahead Of Schedule

InsideEVs

A 10-layer solid-state battery cell prototype has shown battery capacity retention greater than 80% after 800 charging cycles

Kia unveils new Niro compact electric SUV

Electric Vehicles India

Kia unveils new Niro compact electric SUV. Kia a South Korean automaker has unveiled its next-generation Niro compact fully-electric SUV. The automaker had teased the Kia Niro and displayed it at the Seoul Mobility Show on November 25.

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Tesla Factory In Fremont: Hundreds Of New Tesla Model S Disappear

InsideEVs

The cars sat for months in a temporary location

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What the Well-Dressed Spacecraft Will Be Wearing

Cars That Think

This coming February, the Cygnus NG-17 spacecraft will launch from NASA Wallops, in Virginia, on a routine resupply mission to the International Space Station.

CR: EVs Worst For Reliability But Not Due To Their Powertrains

InsideEVs

Consumer Reports latest reliability rankings reflect poorly on EVs

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Best Black Friday 2021 Green Deals: electric mowers, power stations, and more

Electrek

Black Friday is now here at Electrek , and our team over at 9to5Toys has been working around the clock to bring you all of the best deals. Through Thanksgiving week, we’ll be delivering all of the most notable markdowns on electric tools alongside tech, home goods, fashion, and much more.

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Tesla's Elon Musk Responds To General Motors 'Leading' In EVs

InsideEVs

It's getting hilarious

AIR4, A Flying Electric Showcar, Tesla Plaid Beats Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing & BMW M5

EV Obssesion

Watch Tesla Model 3 Performance Go From 0 To 250 km/h On Autobahn

InsideEVs

Quick, silent and effortless acceleration

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Ola S1 Pro Electric Scooter: Test Ride & Observations

Plug In India

By Atul Gopal & Kamlesh The PluginIndia team has booked an OLA S1 electric scooter and we were delighted to meet the OLA team and also go on a test ride. Here are thoughts and opinions from both Atul and Kamlesh.

Watch Tesla Model 3 On Fire After Hydroplaning Accident

InsideEVs

The hazard lights remained on duty until the very end

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Hyundai, Kia Announce Solid-State Battery With Factorial Energy

Get Electric Vehicle

Factorial Energy, a Massachusetts-based developer of solid-state battery technology, announced cooperation with Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Corp last week.

UK Car Industry Wants Government To Support EV Uptake

InsideEVs

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) says the right government support is critical

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Western Australia’s Electric Vehicle Transition & Leadership Highlighted At iDriveWA

CleanTechnica

By Florian Popp Western Australia turned up in droves to join the global transition to electric transport on November 4th at the second annual “iDriveWA: Towards Zero Emissions Conference and Exhibition” at the Driver Risk Management center near the Perth Airport in Western Australia.

Dacia Spring Reaches 40,000 Orders In 8 Months

InsideEVs

Thousands more are added each month as Europe demands more affordable EVs

MG Australia Gets It: If You Charge It, They Will Come

CleanTechnica

One of the pleasant charging surprises we had as we travelled the 3000 km across the Queensland west on our way to Winton was the number of Tesla destination chargers installed and available free of cost (plenty of charge) at the hotels where we stayed.

Electric Car FAQs: Do EVs All Use The Same Plug?

CleanTechnica

Electric cars are just like gas cars — until they’re not. In this FAQ series, we’ll explore that 1% of the time that EVs are just different enough to require some explanations.

Diess Survives Volkswagen Board Review — For Now

CleanTechnica

Herbert Diess was hauled before a special committee last week to discuss his management style. If the committee made a decision about his future, they are being very quiet about it.