Sat.Feb 12, 2022

Stanford engineers develop catalyst strategy to improve turnover frequencies for CO2 conversion to hydrocarbons by orders of magnitude

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Researchers at Stanford University have shown that porous polymer encapsulation of metal-supported catalysts can drive the selectivity of CO 2 conversion to hydrocarbons.

Tesla factory delays show ‘how we stand in our own way’: German industry experts sound off


Water pumping approvals. Bats in trees. An empty tank. These are just a few things that have stopped Tesla’s progress in Germany as it attempts to launch its first electric vehicle manufacturing facility in Europe.


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ExxonMobil starts production at Guyana’s second offshore development

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ExxonMobil has started production at Guyana’s second offshore oil development on the Stabroek Block, Liza Phase 2, bringing total production capacity to more than 340,000 barrels per day in only seven years since the country’s first discovery.

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Awesomely Weird Alibaba EV of the Week: You can literally buy a (surprisingly cheap) electric fire truck


I’ll admit that most of the wacky cars and other assorted vehicles that I find for the Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicle of the Week column are largely just for fun. They’re all about having the coolest, weirdest or craziest personal vehicle on the block.

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DOE to award $2.91B to boost production of advanced batteries

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has issued two notices of intent to provide a total of $2.91 billion to boost production of the advanced batteries that are critical to rapidly growing clean energy industries of the future, including electric vehicles and energy storage. DOE intends to fund battery materials refining and production plants, battery cell and pack manufacturing facilities, and recycling facilities. The first opportunity ( DE-FOA-0002677 ) is anticipated to provide approximately $2.8

Kia Sportage PHEV, Ram 1500 EV, Tesla recalls, Super Bowl EV ads: The Week In Reverse

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Which automaker announced it will include “mega casting” in future EVs? Which one had to put its “boombox” on mute? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending February 11, 2022.

BASF and Heraeus to form JV in China to recover PGMs from spent automotive catalysts

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BASF and Heraeus have agreed to form a joint venture (BASF: 50%; Heraeus: 50%) to recover precious metals from spent automotive catalysts. The new company, named BASF HERAEUS (China) Metal Resource Co., Ltd will be set up in Pinghu, China. The founding of the legal entity is targeted in Q1 2022, following the approval of the relevant authorities. Construction is planned to begin in 2022, with start of operations in 2023.

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Toyota investing $90M in two manufacturing plants to boost hybrid transaxle and engine capacity

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Toyota will invest an additional $90 million in two of its US manufacturing facilities to boost hybrid transaxle and engine capacity: Toyota West Virginia (TMMWV) – $73 million. This investment comes on the heels of the $240-million investment announced in November and will increase hybrid transaxle production capacity to 600,000 units per year. With this funding, TMMWV will also begin assembling an estimated 120,000 rear motor stators per year.

Quick Charge Podcast: February 12, 2022


Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts , Spotify , TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. more… The post Quick Charge Podcast: February 12, 2022 appeared first on Electrek.

DOE to award up to $19M to advance waste carbon utilization for algal biofuels and bioproducts

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The US Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and the Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management’s (FECM’s) Carbon Utilization Program (CUP) announced up to $19 million in federal funding for the advancement of technologies that utilize waste carbon to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and produce reliable feedstocks for biotechnologies.

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UK: MG ZS Gets £27.5k Entry-Level Standard Range Battery


New model cuts the price but reduces range to just under 200 miles

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Event: 2022 Chicago Auto Show

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What’s New from the Windy City. Two themes emerged from the 2022 Chicago Auto Show: special edition vehicles and those powered by some sort of electricity.

Car Sales Fall, EV Sales Rise: Temporary Blip Or Real Transition?


When supply chain issues finally go away, what will that auto industry look like

The Creation of the Arcade Game Centipede

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Dona Bailey, who recently left Atari and joined Videa Inc., is apparently the only woman who designs coin-operated games in the United States today, though a few other women design home games. Centipede was her first attempt, and it was a smashing success.


Watch Sandy Munro Check Out R1T With Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe


Sandy Munro appears to be amazed by the Rivian R1T, which is envisioned for a teardown


Tamilnadu Increases The Number Of Public Charging Stations

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Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Company (TANGEDCO) is planning to build additional Public EV Charging Stations around the state to meet the rising demand for electric vehicles and charging stations.

Electric Car EPA Range Mega Comparison (US): Feb 11, 2022


All the models currently available (and multiple upcoming ones) sorted from the lowest to the highest EPA range

Oregon Econ Boost from Build Back Better Act


Salem, Oregon — A new NRDC analysis shows that the Build Back Better Act, as it currently stands, has the potential to significantly accelerate clean energy investment, economic activity, and job growth in Oregon.

8,600+ Jobs in Montana from Build Back Better Act


Bozemen, Montana — A new NRDC analysis shows that the Build Back Better Act, as it currently stands, has the potential to significantly accelerate clean energy investment, economic activity, and job growth in Montana.

Geely’s Big Hybrid SUV Vs. -45 Degree Inner Mongolia


Geely invokes Thor, calling its big hybrid SUV "God of Thunder, King of Hybrids" in the frozen mountains. Uncategorized China geely hybrid cars

Vinfast Launches New California Adventure in LA


Vietnam is serious about bringing the electric fight to Tesla in the US. Cars Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles California electriccars VinFast

Stellantis Plans Electric Ram Pickup With Range Extender Engine


There are reports a battery electric Ram pickup truck with a range extender engine may be coming in 2024. Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles electric trucks Ram Stellantis

Life With Tesla After 60,000 Miles: What I’ve Learned


What I've learned about Full Self Driving (FSD) Beta, Maintenance, Hauling, and More! Cars Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles reviews Tesla Tesla Model 3

Lincoln Plans To Add 5 New Electric SUVs By 2026


Sources tell Reuters that Lincoln, the luxury car division of Ford Motor Company, is planning to introduce at least five new battery electric sport utility vehicles through 2026. The new models will supplement or replace the current Lincoln Corsair, Nautilus, Aviator, and Navigator, the sources said.