Fri.May 13, 2022

New Emissions Analytics study suggests pollution from tire wear now 1,850 times worse than exhaust emissions

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In early 2020, UK-based independent testing firm Emissions Analytics published a study claiming that tire particulate wear emissions were 1,000 times worse than exhaust emissions ( earlier post ).

Panasonic: Tesla pushing for faster development of 4680 cells

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Tesla is pushing for faster development of new 4680 battery cells, the CFO of battery supplier Panasonic said in an interview with Bloomberg published Wednesday.


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Deutsche Post DHL Group orders up to 44 Volvo electric trucks; cooperation agreement

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Volvo Trucks and Deutsche Post DHL Group have signed a cooperation agreement to accelerate the shift to zero-exhaust-emission vehicles. DHL intends to intensify its transition to heavy electric trucks by deploying a total of 44 new electric Volvo trucks on routes in Europe.

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Could fuel-cell conversions help clean up long-haul diesel trucking?

Green Car Reports

In addition to building new zero-emission trucks, what if older diesel trucks were converted to hydrogen fuel-cell power? Two such initiatives were announced earlier this week.

Volkswagen Group to launch battery-electric pick-up and rugged SUV in US under revived Scout brand

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Volkswagen Group will launch an all-electric pick-up and rugged SUV (“R-SUV”) in the United States. The decision of the Board of Management was confirmed by the Supervisory Board of the Volkswagen Group earlier this week.

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Bolt EUV Redline, Panasonic 4680 pace, hydrogen fuel cells for older semis: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Tesla reportedly wants Panasonic to pick up the pace on battery development. Truck makers consider rebuilding diesel semis as fuel-cell rigs. And GM gives the Chevy Bolt EUV a sporty look that ties in with its gasoline models. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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Fisker and Foxconn confirm Fisker PEAR production in Ohio; expected base price below $29,900

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Fisker confirmed that it will produce its second vehicle, the Fisker PEAR (Personal Electric Automotive Revolution) ( earlier post ), at the factory Foxconn (Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. recently acquired in Ohio from Lordstown Motors ( earlier post ). The Fisker PEAR will enter production in 2024.

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DOE releases Notice of Intent for 2022 Advanced Vehicle Technologies funding

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy announced a notice of intent to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Fiscal Year 2022 Vehicle Technologies Office Program Wide FOA.” ( DE-FOA-0002718 ).

Autonomous cargo ship completes 500 mile voyage, avoiding hundreds of collisions


The “world’s first” autonomous commercial cargo ship has successfully completed a near-500 mile voyage in the congested waters of Tokyo Bay, traveling without human intervention for 99% of the trip.

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Koch Strategic Platforms leads $102M Series D in 6K to accelerate battery material production and recycling

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6K, a producer of engineered materials for lithium-ion batteries and additive manufacturing from its UniMelt plasma technology, has raised $102 million in its Series D funding first close of two planned tranches. The investment is expected to reach more than $150M in total, aimed at building a low cost, sustainable domestic supply chain for battery materials.

2023 Chevrolet Bolt EUV bows in Redline Edition, while rest of Bolt EV lineup carries over

Green Car Reports

For its sophomore model year, the 2023 Chevrolet Bolt EUV gets a new Redline Edition, while the rest of the Bolt EV lineup carries over unchanged. The Redline Edition is an appearance package Chevy has been offering on some of its gasoline models for a few years now.

BMW Group using sustainable BASF paints made from bio-waste

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The BMW Group is using innovative technologies in its efforts to improve sustainability and taking advantage of new options to conserve resources and reduce emissions from painting bodywork. The BMW Group is the first automotive manufacturer worldwide to use matt paints made from biomass instead of crude oil at its European plants. In addition to this, BMW Group Plants Leipzig and Rosslyn (South Africa) are also using sustainably-produced corrosion protection.

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Tesla Model Y is still China’s best-selling premium SUV despite 98% sales drop in April


The Tesla Model Y is still China’s best-selling premium SUV — even if it practically had zero sales in April. Tesla China saw a 97.7% dip in sales last month, thanks to Giga Shanghai’s three-week shutdown.

Greenworks electric mower spring sale takes 15% off, more in New Green Deals


Heading into the weekend, Greekworks is kicking off its latest sale and discounting a selection of its popular electric mowers in the process.

Opinion: Tesla and India is the right thing at the wrong time


Tesla and India will not be working together any time soon, as new reports now indicate that Tesla has pulled its team responsible for entrance into the Indian market to other regions.

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Tesla abandons plans to enter the Indian market for now


Tesla has officially abandoned its effort to enter the Indian market and even started to reassign local employees. The automaker couldn’t get the government to change its mind on high import tariffs for foreign electric vehicles. more….

SpaceX’s repaired Starship booster survives back-to-back cryoproof tests


SpaceX’s upgraded Starship booster has completed a second and third cryogenic proof test in rapid succession after undergoing repairs to fix damage suffered during the first round of testing.

Jackery’s massive new Solar Generator 2000 Pro charges from the sun in just 2.5 hours


Solar generators are increasingly replacing noisy and dangerous gasoline/diesel-powered generators for emergency use. And unlike those fossil fuel-powered generators, solar generators have the added benefit of being great for daily use as well.

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The Boring Company’s San Antonio project not a high priority: “I don’t know what it accomplishes”


San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg doesn’t see the need for a Boring Company tunnel in his city. Mayor Nirenberg is focused on developing his transportation initiative, called ConnectSA, which he launched in April 2018. “We We have a lot of transportation priorities. We need multimodal connectivity.

Americans will soon be able to buy home solar panels from IKEA


IKEA announced yesterday that it’s partnering with residential energy services provider SunPower , a 35-year solar veteran, to sell home solar panels to US customers. The Swedish-based multinational company wants to make solar more easily accessible for consumers. more….

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Elon Musk’s Twitter buyout deal “on hold” amid claims that less than 5% of users are spam/fake accounts


Tesla CEO Elon Musk has announced that his Twitter acquisition deal is “temporarily on hold,” at least until he receives details pertaining to the company’s spam or fake accounts.

Elon Musk put Twitter deal on hold until it proves less than 5% of accounts are fake – is he getting cold feet?


Elon Musk announced that he is putting the Twitter acquisition deal on hold until the social media platform can prove less than 5% of its accounts are fake or spam. Is the Tesla CEO getting cold feet on the deal? more….

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Tesla places its India entry on hold after failing to secure lower import taxes: report


Tesla’s expansion into India has reportedly been placed on hold. The company’s decision comes after over a year of talks with the Indian government.

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Podcast: Ford F-150 Lightning first drive, Tesla opening Supercharger network, Rivian earnings, and more


This week on the Electrek Podcast , we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy. This week, we discuss our first drive of the Ford F-150 Lightning, Tesla’s plan to open its Supercharger network, Rivian’s Q1 2022 earnings, and more.

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Wedbush calls Rivian a ‘long term winner,’ but admits it needs to ‘stop the excuses’


Despite Rivian Automotive’s ( NASDAQ: RIVN ) weak showing in its 2022 Q1 earnings report, Wedbush analysts remain bullish on the automaker in the long term.

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Renault’s new delivery solution combines electric van, bike, and drone


A drone has been factored into Renault’s all-electric delivery solution alongside a battery-powered van and e-bike to permit companies to transport goods to bustling city centers without leaving a measurable carbon footprint. more….

Testing Products for Consumer Reports

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For over 80 years, people have turned to Consumer Reports for honest and authoritative assessments of products before they put their money down.

Rivian issues its first recall for R1T electric pickup truck, 500 trucks are affected by airbag problem


Rivian has issued its first recall on its first vehicle, the R1T electric pickup truck. A problem with the passenger seat airbag is affecting just over 500 trucks that need to be recalled. Even though a small recall in comparison, recalls have often been the thing that breaks automotive startups.

Maple Seeds Inspire Efficient Spinning Microdrone

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The relatively simple and now quite pervasive quadrotor design for drones emphasizes performance and manufacturability, which is fine, but there are some tradeoffs—namely, endurance.

Buzz Charter F review: This low-cost folding electric bike sticks the battery where the sun don’t shine


The Buzz Charter F , which is the latest e-bike from the value-oriented electric bike brand Buzz, offers up a low-cost $999 folding model with the battery hidden in the seat post. more….

Panasonic: Tesla Asked Us To Speed Up Development Of 4680-Type Batteries


The Japanese company reports continued strong demand from Tesla for 2170-type battery cells as well

Tata Nexon EV MAX Vs MG ZS EV.

Electric Vehicles India

Firstly if we look at Tata Nexon EV Max it has been recently introduced into the Indian market with many advanced features compared to the existing one here we have a detailed comparison of this upgraded model with the MG ZS EV.

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Renault To Bring Mobilize Brand To UK, Introduce Twizy Successor


Mobilize is a mobility brand focused on car sharing and it will debut in the UK in the second half of 2023

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Video Friday: Automotive Artistry

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Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your friends at IEEE Spectrum robotics. We also post a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months. Please send us your events for inclusion.

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Foxconn Completes Ohio Plant Purchase, Endurance EV May Be Delayed


Foxconn and Lordstown Motors also announced a $100 million investment into a joint venture to co-design and develop commercial EVs

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Are electric cars better for the environment? | EVBox

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Electric vehicles (EVs) have emerged over the past decade as a key tool in the fight against transport-related emissions—and climate change. As a result, the global EV stock is expected to increase from 11 million in 2020 to over 145 million by 2030. Many car manufacturers have also pledged to transition completely to EVs in the next five to ten years ; including Jaguar, Audi, GM, and Mercedes.

Watch Tesla Model 3 Become A Tank Riding On Huge Tracks


We’ve seen our fair share of Tesla off-road makeovers over the years, but this one just might be the most extreme

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