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Nissan unveils prototype production facility for all-solid-state batteries

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Nissan unveiled its prototype production facility for laminated all-solid-state battery (ASSB) cells, which the company aims to bring to market in 2028.

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EVgo plans high-power fast chargers at Chase bank branches, some with solar

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High-power EVgo DC fast-charging stations are coming to Chase bank branches beginning this summer—some likely with solar power.


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Mercedes-Benz xEV sales up 37% in Q1; 32% of those battery-electric

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Mercedes-Benz xEV sales (plug-in hybrids and battery electric vehicles) rose 37% ub Q1 2022 to 67,800 units of which 21,900 (+210%) units were battery-electric vehicles (BEV).

Biden meeting with Musk and other CEOs notes "broad consensus" on charging interoperability

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The Biden administration held a meeting Wednesday with auto industry leaders to discuss electric vehicles and charging. A major topic of discussion was the administration's goal of a national network of 500,000 EV charging stations, according to Automotive News (subscription required).

Canada’s Budget 2022 calls for C$3.8B to launch Critical Minerals Strategy

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The Government of Canada has released Budget 2022. Among its measures is up to C$3.8 billion (US$3 billion) to implement Canada’s first Critical Minerals Strategy to capitalize on a growing need for the minerals used in everything from phones to electric cars.

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Tesla’s Elon Musk predicts that 2023 will see massive “wave of new products”


Tesla has debuted a number of exciting vehicles that are yet to be delivered to customers. These include the Semi, the next-generation Roadster, and the Cybertruck, all of which have already seen delays since their initial target delivery dates were announced.

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Mercedes-Benz Trucks launching 3rd generation of OM 471 heavy-duty diesel

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Mercedes-Benz Trucks is introducing the third generation of its OM 471 heavy-duty diesel engine this year; the engine will deliver increased fuel efficiency and compliance with the strictest emissions standards such as Euro VIe.

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Goodyear working with DoD, AFRL, BioMADE and Farmed Materials to accelerate commercialization of natural rubber from dandelions

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The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is collaborating with the US Department of Defense (DoD), the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) and BioMADE to work with Ohio-based Farmed Materials in a multi-year, multi-million-dollar program to develop a domestic source of natural rubber from a specific species of dandelion.

Greece launches the largest bifacial solar farm in Europe


Greece this week inaugurated a 204-megawatt (MW) solar farm in Kozani, in the country’s Western Macedonia region. It’s the biggest solar farm with bifacial panels in Europe. more…. The post Greece launches the largest bifacial solar farm in Europe appeared first on Electrek.

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Germany awarding €600M to transport companies for zero- and low-emission buses

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Germany is awarding some €600 million to transport companies for the purchase of climate friendly buses. Around 1,700 buses will be procured by the transport companies with this tranche of funding from the new “Directive on the Promotion of Alternative Drives of Buses in Passenger Transport”. Around 1,400 are battery-electric; 150 fuel cell; 50 overhead line; and 100 gas buses. The associated maintenance and charging infrastructure is also supported.

Tesla Megapack batteries to power revolutionary new bitcoin mine in Texas


Tesla Megapack batteries are about to be used for something extremely interesting. As per recent reports, Blockstream and former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s Block are breaking ground on a solar and battery-powered bitcoin mine in Texas.

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GHSA projects 17% jump in pedestrian fatalities in Q1 2021

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A new analysis from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) projects that US drivers struck and killed 3,441 pedestrians in the first six months of 2021, up 17% (507 additional lives) from the same period the year before.

Tesla Robotaxi will be a completely new “futuristic” vehicle


Elon Musk initially mentioned Tesla’s Robotaxi concept in his Master Plan Part Deux, published in 2016. At the time, Musk suggested that the company’s Robotaxis would be regular Teslas that happen to have full self-driving capabilities.

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United and Oxy collaborate with syn-bio company Cemvita to produce SAF from CO2 using microbes

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United Airlines Ventures (UAV) and Oxy Low Carbon Ventures (OLCV) announced a collaboration with Houston-based biotech firm Cemvita Factory to commercialize the production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) intended to be developed through a new process using carbon dioxide and synthetic microbes.

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Joe Manchin continues to ponder the advantages of an all-EV future


Senator Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, continues to show his coal-based roots are far from gone. This week, the Senator, who effectively kept the Build Back Better plan from passing, said he still has reservations about an all-EV future.

New JV in China to produce high-grade Li-ion power battery materials

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Global Internet of People, Inc. SDH), an operator of a knowledge sharing and enterprise service platform, announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Zhuhai (Zibo) Investment Co., has entered into an investment agreement with the following parties to form a joint venture dedicated to the production of high-grade lithium-ion power battery anode materials. Shanghai Huiyang Investment Co., Huiyang”), Haicheng Shenhe Technology Co.,

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Tesla is going to build a solar and Megapack farm to power a new Bitcoin mining facility


Tesla is going to build a solar and Megapack farm for energy storage that is going to power a new Bitcoin mining facility in partnership with both Blockstream and Jack Dorsey’s Blocks (formerly Square). more….

Tesla CEO Musk stresses scaling up, teases dedicated robotaxi, Cybertruck update

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In Texas, at the official opening of Tesla’s gigantic Austin factory, CEO Elon Musk had a clear message Thursday night: It’s going big.

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Tesla’s Elon Musk gives a subtle shoutout to IDRA, LK for Giga Press’ development


Tesla CEO Elon Musk discussed a variety of topics during his short address at the Cyber Rodeo in Gigafactory Texas. Among the topics he covered was the efficiency of Tesla’s electric vehicle factories, as well as the machines that make the company’s innovations possible.

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Nissan announces prototype facility for solid-state batteries, plans for EV integration in 2028


During a livestream out of Japan this morning, Nissan Motor Company unveiled plans to bring laminated solid-state batteries to market by 2028, beginning with a prototype production facility.

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Ford launches the E-Transit in Europe, electrifying business productivity globally


Ford announced it has officially started shipping production units of its all-electric E-Transit van to customers across Europe, aligning with its goals to electrify its business globally.

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Elon Musk sets ‘massive wave of new products’ with Tesla producing Cybertruck, Roadster, and Semi in 2023


After delaying virtually all new vehicle launches for the last few years, Elon Musk has now set a strong timeline for Tesla to bring Cybertruck, Roadster, and Tesla Semi to production in 2023. more….

Mercedes-Benz turns its focus to software with new €200 million facility in Sindelfingen


Mercedes-Benz officially opened its new €200 million Electric Software Hub at the Mercedes Technology Center (MTC) in Sindelfingen, a city in South Germany.

Rachio 3 sprinkler controller makes your watering efficient at $170, more in New Green Deals


Now that we’re getting closer to the peak of watering season, it’s time to ensure your sprinkler system is up to the task. The is perfect for that, as it even leverages Wi-Fi technology to automatically skip watering in rain, when it freezes, and even if the wind is too high.

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Flash Drive: 2022 GMC Hummer EV Pickup

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Like Nothing Else On the Road. Which 2022 GMC Hummer EV pickup truck do you want to own? The one in WTF mode (Watts To Freedom in GM’s sanitized parlance) that takes the 9,200-pound pickup 0-60 mph in three seconds?

Did Lectric eBikes, known for its cult-favorite low-cost electric bike, just cryptically tease a new model?


Phoenix, Arizona-based Lectric eBikes may have just dropped a teaser about a new model destined to join its lineup of low-cost electric bikes. more…. The post Did Lectric eBikes, known for its cult-favorite low-cost electric bike, just cryptically tease a new model? appeared first on Electrek.

BMW And McLaren To Jointly Develop Electric Sports Cars Platform


The last time these two companies collaborated, we got the now legendary McLaren F1

Tesla delivered the first made-in-Texas Model Y, but it is still being vague about the new version


Tesla has officially delivered the first made-in-Texas Model Y vehicles, but it is still being vague about the new version of the electric SUV, especially regarding the specs and pricing. more….

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smart unveils its first electric SUV – the #1

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smart reinvents itself with its #1 compact electric SUV

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New York State commits to 100% electric school buses by 2035 [Update]


In January, Governor Kathy Hochul (D-NY) said she would propose legislation to shift to 100% electric school buses by 2035. She also said she would propose legislation to require that all new school bus purchases will be zero-emissions by 2027. That legislation is now about to become law. more….

India’s EV sales seen doubling led by battery-powered scooters

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The recent production of electric scooters in the market and public were attracting towards electric vehicles by end of march 2023 the excepted rate of sale to be increased nearer to 800,000 in India compared with 429,217 units in the previous period.

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Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki and Kawasaki roll out swappable electric motorcycle batteries, but it’s really just a Gogoro competitor


Japan’s heavyweight motorcycle manufacturers known as the Big Four have unveiled a new electric motorbike battery swapping program called Gachaco.

Nvidia’s Next GPU Shows That Transformers Are Transforming AI

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Transformers, the type of neural network behind OpenAI’s GPT-3 and other big natural-language processors, are quickly becoming some of the most important in industry, and they are likely to spread to other—perhaps all—areas of AI.

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Porsche proves the benefits of V2G technology by pooling its EVs together to help stabilize electrical grids


Porsche AG is testing the possibilities of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology in its EVs, but taking it a step further.

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Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk PHEV Is For Responsible Off-Roading


Good things happen when the plug-in hybrid Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe gets the Trailhawk off-road treatment

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Exclusive: Full specs leaked for the 45 mph ONYX CTY2 electric moped


We learned earlier this week that California-based electric moped manufacturer ONYX was rebooting the short-lived CTY electric moped.

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Tesla Cybertruck Shown At Giga Texas Cyber Rodeo With New Features


Those who attended the Cyber Rodeo got a pretty good look at the latest Cybertruck prototype and they were even allowed to take photos

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