Tue.May 24, 2022

Topsoe to build world’s largest SOEC electrolyzer production facility; 500 MW scalable to 5 GW; focusing on Power-to-X

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Topsoe intends to construct the world’s largest and most advanced industrial-scale electrolyzer production plant. The plant will produce high-temperature Solid Oxide Electrolyzer Cells (SOEC)—which have a higher energy efficiency that competing technologies.

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EPA lays out details for $5 billion electric school bus program

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The EPA last week announced $500 million in funding for electric school buses. It's the first installment of $5 billion for low- and zero-emission school buses over the next five years as part of President Biden's Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

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Georgia Tech named winner of DOE/GM/Mathworks EcoCAR Mobility Challenge

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The US Department of Energy (DOE), in coordination with General Motors and MathWorks, announced that the Georgia Institute of Technology has been named the winner of the EcoCAR Mobility Challenge , which tasked 11 North American universities with applying advanced vehicle technologies to a 2019 Chevrolet Blazer while considering emissions, safety, and consumer acceptability factors. The Ohio State University finished in second place and University of Alabama came in third.

Review: 2022 Hyundai Tucson Plug-In Hybrid feels at home with its range

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Are plug-in hybrids the training wheels of this transitional era? On a 50-plus-mile loop of the bachelorette party capital of the south, Nashville, the 2022 Hyundai Tucson Plug-In Hybrid gives aid and comfort to drivers who can’t yet commit to going battery-only.

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Rio Tinto and bp to work together on one-year trial of B30 marine biofuel

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Rio Tinto and bp have agreed to work together on a one-year marine biofuel trial to help reduce carbon emissions from Rio Tinto’s marine fleet.

Elon Musk has provided 12,000 Starlink dishes to Ukraine

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Ukraine’s Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Transformation, Mykhailo Fedorov, said that Elon Musk’s Starlink dishes have become a crucial part of the country’s cyber war against Russia.

EIA: US retail diesel prices increase to >$6 per gallon in the Northeast; nearly equal to California

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On 16 May 2022, the average US on-highway retail diesel fuel price was $5.61 per gallon (gal)—a $2.00/gal increase from January 3, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

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Nidec to build e-axle flagship factory in Pinghu, China; 1M units per year

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Nidec Corporation will build a flagship factory to produce its E-Axle traction motor system in the city of Pinghu, Zhejiang Province in China. The new factory to be built will be Nidec’s fifth traction motor-related production site, and the fourth E-Axle assembly plant, in China.

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Here’s where Big Oil stands on climate plans – and it’s not good

Electrek

Major US and European oil and gas companies are failing to meet the bare minimum of their promises to reach net zero by 2050 in order to align with the Paris Agreement, according to a new study released today. more….

SAKOR provides new dyno to Nexteer for testing EV motors and inverters

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SAKOR Technologies recently provided Nexteer Automotive with a dynamometer test system designed to test high-speed motors and inverters in hybrid and electric vehicle designs.

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Tesla battery research group unveils paper on new high-energy-density battery that could last 100 years

Electrek

Tesla’s advanced battery research group in Canada in partnership with Dalhousie University has released a new paper on a new nickel-based battery that could last 100 years while still favorably comparing to LFP cells on charging and energy density. more….

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BMW Group to open Cell Manufacturing Competence Center this fall

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The BMW Group will open its Cell Manufacturing Competence Center (CCMC) in the fall.

RYOBI’s 54-inch riding mower handles 3.5 acres per charge at $400 off, more in New Green Deals

Electrek

Don’t let your yard work be a source of pollution this summer by using gas-powered lawn care tools. Today only, Home Depot is discounting quite a few lawn care tools , including a massive RYOBI 54-inch riding mower , at up to $400 off.

Daimler Truck acquires ~10% stake in machinery manufacturer Manz; pilot line for battery cells and battery assembly

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Daimler Truck AG will become a major anchor shareholder in German high-tech engineering company Manz AG through a capital increase of around 10%, subject to approval by the relevant antitrust authorities. In addition, in a first step both companies have signed a cooperation agreement on a strategic partnership to establish a pilot line for the production of lithium-ion battery cells and for the assembly of batteries at Daimler Truck’s Mannheim site.

Polestar and ultrafast battery maker StoreDot form a strategic partnership

Electrek

Swedish EV maker Polestar and Israel-based electric vehicle battery startup StoreDot today announced that they have entered a strategic partnership. more…. The post Polestar and ultrafast battery maker StoreDot form a strategic partnership appeared first on Electrek.

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Rheinmetall JV lands three-digit million euro order for aluminum transmission housings for EVs

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Rheinmetall, together with its Chinese joint venture KPSNC, has won a major order for transmission housings from a world-leading maker of electric vehicles. Set to run for six years, the order package encompasses millions of transmission housings. Consisting of an aluminum alloy and produced using the pressure casting method, the transmission housings will be installed in the future in two of the automaker’s vehicle models.

Mercedes teases Rivian-style tank turns from upcoming EQG electric SUV

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The Mercedes-Benz EQG—a forthcoming electric version of Mercedes' G-Class off-roader due in 2024—could get a trick tank-turn feature to rival the Rivian R1T.

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Polestar forms partnership with StoreDot with a strategic investment to explore using extreme fast charging technologies for future models

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StoreDot, the pioneer of extreme fast charging technologies for electric vehicles, has entered a strategic partnership with Polestar, following an investment from the all-electric premium performance brand. As part of this new partnership and investment agreement, Polestar will investigate utilizing StoreDot’s extreme fast charging silicon-dominant batteries for future Polestar cars.

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Stellantis and Samsung SDI announce joint venture to build 33 GWh battery plant in US

Electrek

Kokomo, Indiana, may not be the location the Beach Boys were singing about, but its definitely the current tune of both Stellantis and Samsung SDI, as the two announced a joint venture to build a US EV battery plant there. Together, the global automaker and battery manufacturer will invest over $2.5

Hyundai Tucson PHEV review, electric G-Wagen tank turn, $5B electric school bus program: Today’s Car News

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We review the Hyundai Tucson plug-in. Mercedes’ EQG electric SUV performs a stunt that doesn’t tread lightly. And the federal government provides some details on its $5 billion plan for electric school buses. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

2022 report rates the US on EV readiness: How prepared is your state?

Electrek

The transportation sector accounts for approximately 30% of carbon dioxide emissions in the US alone. As the United States and the rest of the world for that matter, continue to lean into the paradigm shift of BEV transportation , more and more countries, states, and their consumers must prepare.

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Tesla 2022.16.0.2 update includes navigation energy prediction, blended brakes & more

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Tesla started rolling out its 2022.16.0.2 over-the-air update. The update includes navigation energy prediction, blended brakes, improvements to driver profiles, and Supercharger wait times. Teslascope first detected the 2022.16.0.2

Shortcut to a motorcycle license? This European country is giving electric-only motorcycle classes

Electrek

I’ve been calling for an electric-only division of motorcycle licenses for years , now that e-motos are gaining in popularity. We aren’t there yet, but at least now some new riders can learn to ride and get their motorcycle license entirely on an electric two-wheeler. more….

Tesla added 20 new Supercharging stations with 79 new chargers in China in April

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Tesla China released data regarding its Supercharging infrastructure growth in April last week, indicating that it opened twenty new Supercharging stations with seventy-nine new chargers in April. It expanded Tesla’s Supercharging infrastructure in sixteen cities in China.

Bank of America doubles down on Electrify America EV chargers at its branch locations

Electrek

Building off a relationship that began years ago, Bank of America and Electrify America have announced that the former will double its number of financial centers equipped with EV charging stations by the end of 2023. more….

NASA denies SpaceX Crew Dragon propellant leak report, reveals unrelated heat shield defect

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In a partial response to a report alleging evidence of several significant anomalies during a recent private astronaut launch that could affect a crew of NASA astronauts launched last month, the space agency has issued a statement denying those claims.

Pole to Pole: Nissan announces 17,000 mile trip from North to South in all-electric Ariya

Electrek

Nissan announced a partnership with Pole to Pole founder and adventurer, Chris Ramsey, to drive a custom-built Ariya from the Magnetic North Pole down to the South Pole.

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Tesla China Model 3 rival BYD Seal exceeds presale expectations with 22,637 orders

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The Tesla Model 3’s upcoming rival in China, the BYD Seal, exceeded presale expectations, collecting 22,637 orders within 6 hours. BYD planned to build only 60,000 Seal units in a year, meaning orders have already reached a third of the Seal’s annual production goal.

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Mercedes-Benz demonstrates smooth tank turn in the EQG electric G-Wagen

Electrek

Mercedes-Benz released a quick but impressive video demonstration of the EQG, the new electric G-Wagen, doing a smooth tank turn. more…. The post Mercedes-Benz demonstrates smooth tank turn in the EQG electric G-Wagen appeared first on Electrek.

Tesla battery supplier CATL execs no ICE vehicle sales by 2035 at the latest

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CATL, one of Tesla’s key battery suppliers, recently shared some bold estimates on the auto industry’s adoption of electric vehicles. According to a CATL executive, there will likely be no new internal combustion-powered cars on the market by 2030 or 2035 at the latest.

Bluetti AC200MAX 2,200W Power Station hands-on review: Big power, even bigger capacity

Electrek

High-capacity portable power stations and home backup batteries that can store lots of energy and dump lots of power are already changing the game when it comes to going off-grid or preparing for a disaster that you hope will never come.

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Tesla wins big among EV shoppers in KBB’s Q1 2022 Brand Watch report

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Tesla is still maintaining its lead in the US electric vehicle sector, but veteran players like Ford are gaining ground. This was according to Kelley Blue Book, which recently published its Q1 2022 Brand Watch report.

Tesla’s permit for its battery factory in Texas is challenged by environmentalists

Electrek

A group of environmentalists is asking the city of Austin to withhold Tesla’s permit for its upcoming battery cathode material factory next to Gigafactory Texas over concerns about water supply along the Colorado River. more….

IDRA teases 9,000-ton Giga Press with cool Tesla-inspired color scheme

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IDRA, the company responsible for producing Tesla’s house-sized Giga Press machines, has been teasing its latest and possibly greatest creation yet.

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Serial 1 BASH/MTN electric mountain bike unveiled by Harley-Davidson’s e-bike brand

Electrek

When Harley-Davidson spun off its electric bicycle division into Serial 1 and then released several models of urban e-bikes bearing the “/CTY” suffix, the company was dropping a fairly heavy hint that non-city electric bikes would soon follow.

Tesla request to move sexual harassment lawsuit to arbitration thrown out

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Tesla’s request to move a sexual harassment lawsuit to arbitration, which would move the case to be heard in private, was thrown out by California Superior Court Judge Stephen Kaus on Monday.

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