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Purem by Eberspaecher introduces efficient exhaust technology for hydrogen engines

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Purem by Eberspaecher is introducing efficient exhaust technology for hydrogen engines. At the Hannover Messe, the company will be presenting its H 2 -ICE exhaust system for the first time. The H 2 -ICE exhaust system for hydrogen engines from Purem by Eberspaecher.

Seattle is installing curbside EV charging by request, for those without off-street parking

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Seattle is the latest city to experiment with curbside EV charging. A utility-run program will install chargers by request, giving drivers without off-street parking a way to charge.


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Volvo introducing fossil-free steel in its trucks

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The world’s first truck manufacturer to do so, Volvo is now introducing fossil-free steel in its trucks. The steel is produced by the Swedish steel company SSAB ( earlier post ) and the heavy-duty electric Volvo trucks will be the first to include it.

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Polestar invests in battery-tech firm StoreDot, still aiming for five-minute charging by 2024

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Polestar on Tuesday announced an investment in Israel-based battery firm StoreDot, which claims it will achieve extremely quick battery charging in tests.

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Volvo Cars raises €500M for electrification through second green bond issue

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Volvo Cars successfully placed its second green bond to raise €500 million from a diverse set of global investors. The bond was oversubscribed three-times, despite challenging global market conditions. All proceeds are earmarked for funding and accelerating the company’s transformation towards becoming a fully electric carmaker by 2030 and becoming climate-neutral and circular by 2040.

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Stellantis plans $2.5 billion factory with battery supplier Samsung SDI

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The parent company of Jeep, Ram, Dodge, Chrysler, and more—Stellantis—has announced a joint-venture electric-vehicle battery plant with South Korea’s Samsung SDI, in Kokomo, Indiana.

Stellantis and Samsung SDI to invest >$2.5B in JV for Li-ion battery production plant in Indiana; PRiMX cells; 23 GWh, scaling to 33 GWh

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Stellantis N.V. and Samsung SDI have executed binding, definitive agreements to establish an electric-vehicle battery manufacturing facility in Kokomo, Indiana. Targeted to start in 2025, the plant aims to have an initial annual production capacity of 23 gigawatt-hours (GWh), with an aim to increase to 33 GWh in the next few years. The total capacity would increase further as demand for Stellantis electric vehicles is expected to rise. The joint venture company will invest more than $2.5

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Bosch makes strategic investment in WeRide to develop autonomous driving solutions in China

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WeRide, a Level 4 autonomous driving technology company, announced a strategic investment from Bosch. The two parties have signed a strategic cooperation agreement and will jointly develop autonomous driving (AD) software.

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Harley-Davidson selling out its newest electric motorcycle in 18 minutes highlights pent-up demand


When Harley-Davidson first unveiled its original LiveWire electric motorcycle and began taking orders nearly four years ago, the industry was largely in consensus about the bike itself.

EMT of Madrid orders 90 more Irizar electric buses

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Madrid’s Municipal Transport Company (Empresa Municipal de Transportes de Madrid - EMT) has awarded another order to Irizar e-mobility, this time consisting of 90 buses. This latest order means that EMT Madrid will now have a total of 175 zero-emissions Irizar buses in its fleet.

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M8 electric trains replace diesel trains on Connecticut’s Shore Line East line


Kawasaki M8 Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) electric trains began to run on Connecticut’s Shore Line East this week. more…. The post M8 electric trains replace diesel trains on Connecticut’s Shore Line East line appeared first on Electrek.

BMW-led consortium successfully implements industrialization and digitalization of additive manufacturing

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A project consortium funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and led by the BMW Group was launched three years ago, with small and mid-sized enterprises, large companies and research institutes.

Tesla invited to build battery facility in Indonesia’s giant 30k-hectare industrial area


Tesla’s potential battery facility in Indonesia will likely be built on one of the country’s most ambitious integrated industrial areas to date, according to Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan.

Eaton’s eMobility business introduces battery disconnect unit featuring updated Breaktor circuit protection technology

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Power management company Eaton’s eMobility business has introduced a battery disconnect unit (BDU) that can be combined with upgraded Breaktor circuit protection technology to provide circuit protection in electrified vehicles (EVs) while reducing overall complexity and cost.

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Tesla updates car software to start applying regular brakes when regenerative is limited


Tesla has pushed a new software update in order for its vehicles to start applying regular brakes when regenerative braking is limited. It’s an optional feature. more…. The post Tesla updates car software to start applying regular brakes when regenerative is limited appeared first on Electrek.

Battery startup Sparkz, United Mine Workers of America announce labor-management agreement for W Va Gigafactory

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Sparkz, a battery startup with exclusive licenses from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to produce domestic cobalt-free lithium batteries ( earlier post ), and the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) signed a memorandum of understanding establishing a labor-management agreement that would mark one of the largest climate-tech union workforce partnerships in the United States.

Curbside EV charging, Polestar and StoreDot, Stellantis and Samsung SDI: Today’s Car News

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Polestar invests in some very fast-charging batteries, and Stellantis partners with Samsung SDI. And could a program in Seattle for putting EV chargers along residential streets serve as a template for other big cities? This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

SpaceX set to launch NASA laser satellite, in-space manufacturing demo, and more


SpaceX appears to be on track to launch its fifth dedicated Falcon 9 rideshare mission as early as 2:27 pm EDT (18:27 UTC) on Wednesday, May 25th, carrying a wide variety of interesting payloads into Earth orbit.

EU renewables plan spotlights Japan’s weak targets as G7 energy meeting kicks off


The EU plans to transition to renewables more than twice as fast as Japan by 2030, according to new analysis released by global energy think tank Ember ahead of the G7 environment, climate, and energy ministers meeting, which kicks off today in Berlin.

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2023 Cadillac LYRIQ sells out within 4 hours


General Motor’s (GM) all-electric 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ has sold out. However, customers who still want to order a LYRIQ can still preorder one. “2023 LYRIQ orders are full. Pre-order yours today,” reads Cadillac’s website for the electric luxury midsize SUV/crossover.

Tesla is preparing to enter Thailand market with its EVs, batteries, and solar


Tesla has filed to enter Thailand as its latest market expansion. Interestingly, it plans to sell not only its electric vehicles but also its batteries and solar products. more…. The post Tesla is preparing to enter Thailand market with its EVs, batteries, and solar appeared first on Electrek.

Tesla Giga Shanghai’s second-shift workers to be housed in campsites & vacant factories


Tesla Giga Shanghai plans to isolate thousands of workers at an old military camp and vacant factories to ensure they remain Covid-free. New workers will finally join Tesla China’s second shift for Gigafactory Shanghai as it maintains a closed-loop setup.

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Gates unveils its next-gen carbon belt drives for bicycles and electric bikes


Gates, a leading belt transmission manufacturer that creates chain-replacing belt drives for bicycles, motorcycles and other power transmission needs, has just unveiled the newest update to its Carbon Drive portfolio of belt drive products.

Tesla drivers are almost 50% less likely to crash while driving a Tesla than when driving other cars: study


New research from Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT), one of the industry’s largest telematics service providers, has found several interesting trends regarding electric vehicle drivers.

Lucid Motors issues recall affecting the instrument panel of over 1,100 Air EVs


News emerged today that Lucid Motors has issued its second recall on its flagship Air sedan. According to the American EV automaker, the issue concerns a wired data connection to the instrument panel that may not have been secured properly during a given vehicle’s assembly. more….

Stellantis to build $2.5B EV battery plant, partners with Palantir to digitize operations


On May 24, 2022, Stellantis and Samsung SDI announced a binding, definitive agreement to build an electric vehicle battery manufacturing plant in Kokomo, Indiana. The following day, Palantir announced a partnership with Stellatnis to digitize operations.

Tesla releases new software update with better range calculation and media accounts linked to driver profiles


Tesla has started to release a new software update (2022.16.0.2) with a better range calculation incorporating more environmental factors and the ability for media accounts to be linked to driver profiles. more….

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Tesla, GM supplier Glencore pleads guilty to $1.1bn penalty for FCPA violations


Tesla and General Motors material supplier Glencore and Glencore Ltd. pled guilty to several violations to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in relation to bribery and commodity and price manipulation. Glencore agreed to pay over $1.1

Nano One buys one of the only LFP battery production facilities in North America


Nano One, a company developing low-cost production of high-performance lithium-ion battery cathode materials, announced the acquisition of Johnson Matthey Battery Materials, a Canadian company that operates one of the only LFP cathode production facilities in North America. more….

Fiat Chrysler reaches $300 million plea deal following emissions fraud probe


Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has reached a $300 million plea deal after pleading guilty to criminal conduct concerning an emissions fraud probe involving its vehicles with diesel engines, a new report from Reuters said. The U.S.

JIDU teases production prep for ‘Robocar’ concept ahead of ROBODAY debut in June


Just over a year after being founded, intelligent EV startup JIDU is on the cusp of officially unveiling the concept of its first vehicle, referred to as the “Robocar.” Following delays due to COVID-19 restrictions in China, JIDU announced the EV concept will debut at its ROBODAY event in June.

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Tesla (TSLA) stock way oversold, Twitter overhang way overdone: Wedbush analyst


Tesla stock ( NASDAQ:TSLA ) recently fell to an 11-month low, with shares dropping almost 7% on Tuesday. Despite this, Wedbush analyst Dan Ives believes that Tesla stock is way oversold and concerns about CEO Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter are getting way overdone.

Greenworks electric hedge trimmer tidies up your curb appeal at $36, more in New Green Deals


Now that it’s time to focus on your home’s curb appeal, it’s possible your shrubs are getting out of hand. Well, today’s deal is the perfect way to fix that. You’ll find that Amazon has the for under $36 , making it a pretty great deal all around.

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Elon Musk’s net worth falls below $200 billion amid TSLA’s recent slump


Tesla shares have recently hit 11-month lows, and with it, CEO Elon Musk’s net worth has dropped below $200 billion. Musk has lost about $77.6 billion of his net worth year-to-date. . Musk’s wealth is in no small part tied to his ownership of electric vehicle maker Tesla, which he leads.

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Quick Charge Podcast: May 25, 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: May 25, 2022 appeared first on Electrek.

Once-promising Tesla rival Faraday Future only has 401 pre-orders for its debut EV


Faraday Future, an electric vehicle startup once considered a potential rival to Tesla, has revealed that it only has 401 paid preorders for its debut vehicle, the FF 91 all-electric SUV. The preorder numbers were listed in a financial report from the company.

World Builders Put Happy Face On Superintelligent AI

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One of the biggest challenges in a World Building competition that asked teams to imagine a positive future with superintelligent AI: Make it plausible.

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