Wed.Jun 08, 2022

Pitt engineers using membrane distillation to recycle water used in fracking and drilling

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As demand for new energy sources grows, the wastewater co-produced alongside oil and gas (produced water) shows no signs of slowing down: The current volume of wastewater—the result of water forced underground to fracture rock and release the deposits—is estimated at 250 million barrels per day, compared to 80 million barrels per day of oil.

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Elon Musk warns Tesla workers of a ‘nutty’ end-of-quarter delivery wave


Elon Musk told Tesla employees to expect a “nutty” end-of-quarter delivery wave this quarter at a new company-wide meeting. The automaker has been trying to move away from quarterly delivery waves, but special circumstances made one inevitable at the end of this quarter. more….


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RTI to advance automotive connectivity capabilities on Renesas’ R-Car SoCs

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Real-Time Innovations (RTI), the largest software framework company for autonomous systems, is collaborating with Renesas, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions for the automotive industry.

BYD says it is about to start supplying Tesla (TSLA) with battery cells


A BYD executive revealed that the Chinese company is about to start supplying Tesla with battery cells. more…. The post BYD says it is about to start supplying Tesla (TSLA) with battery cells appeared first on Electrek.

Researchers use multivalent cation additives to inhibit dendrite growth in rechargeable batteries

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Researchers at Tohoku University have devised a means to stabilize lithium or sodium depositions in rechargeable batteries, helping keep their metallic structure intact.

SpaceX preparing giant crane to assemble Starship’s first Florida launch tower


SpaceX has begun staging and assembling parts of a giant crane it will soon need to stack Starship’s first East Coast launch tower and install other major launch pad components.

Polestar electric SUV to debut in October

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Polestar, the Swedish electric performance car company, announced that the world premiere of its next car, the Polestar 3 electric performance SUV, will be in October 2022. Polestar 3 is the company’s first SUV.

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Uber Freight and Waymo Via partner to accelerate the future of logistics

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Uber Freight and Waymo Via announced a long-term strategic partnership to connect their technologies and deploy autonomous trucks at scale on the Uber Freight network. This partnership brings together the power of Waymo’s autonomous driving technology with the scale of Uber Freight’s network and leading marketplace technology, unlocking a roadmap for the implementation of autonomous trucks on US roads.

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Tesla Gigafactory Shanghai to exit “closed-loop” system on June 11


Tesla Gigafactory Shanghai is exiting its closed-loop system, which was adopted as a way to resume operations despite the city’s strict Covid-19 lockdowns. With the termination of the closed loop, Giga Shanghai workers would now be allowed to travel between their homes and work freely.

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Hyzon Motors receives zero-emissions certification from CARB; repowered Class 6-8 fuel cell vehicles

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Hyzon Motors , a global supplier of zero-emissions hydrogen and fuel cell powered commercial vehicles, announced that the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has certified Hyzon’s Class 8, 7, and 6 Repowers as exempt from emission requirements, enabling the company to sell fuel cell electric trucks in California. Hyzon’s Repower program allows customers to exchange their used diesel trucks for conversion to fuel cell electric using Hyzon’s proprietary fuel cell technology.

Elon Musk’s new financing efforts on hold amid Twitter deal uncertainties: report


Elon Musk’s efforts to secure new financing that will limit his cash contribution for his planned acquisition of social media platform Twitter has reportedly been put on hold. The update was related by individuals reportedly familiar with the matter.

Rio Tinto and Salzgitter to study using Rio Tinto iron ore in SALCOS green steelmaking

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Rio Tinto and the Salzgitter Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work together towards carbon-free steelmaking by studying optimization of Rio Tinto’s high-quality Canadian and Australian iron ore products for use in Salzgitter’s SALCOS (SAlzgitter Low CO 2 -Steelmaking) green steel project in Germany. Earlier post.).

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Tesla to receive battery supply from BYD, claims auto executive


It appears that Tesla will soon be receiving batteries from another supplier in China. During a recent interview with local media, a BYD executive stated that the Chinese car and battery maker would be supplying the American EV company with batteries. .

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Porsche and UP.Labs to build startups tailored for Porsche’s business

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Porsche is expanding its venturing network by collaborating with UP.Labs, a new model for fostering innovative startups. The Stuttgart-based sports car manufacturer has agreed with the US company on a three-year cooperation aimed at establishing six companies from 2023 to 2025 with new business models in various areas of mobility. The startups’ focus will revolve around Porsche’s core activities. For example, these could involve predictive maintenance, supply chain transparency or digital retail.

Fisker announces 50k Ocean reservations alongside new details and image of the PEAR


Fresh off a promising annual call with shareholders yesterday, Fisker Inc. is back with additional news pertaining to its first two EV models. In addition to confirming 50,000 reservations for its flagship Ocean SUV, Fisker has shared a second image of the upcoming PEAR along with additional details.

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BICV selects BlackBerry to power intelligent cockpit for new Renault Jiangling EV

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BlackBerry Limited and BDStar Intelligent & Connected Vehicle Technology Co., BICV) announced that BlackBerry QNX technology has been selected to power BICV’s next-generation intelligent cockpit, currently deployed by Renault Jiangling in their first fully electric sedan – ‘Yi’. Leveraging the QNX Neutrino Realtime Operating System (RTOS) and QNX Hypervisor, this system provides an engaging and immersive driving experience, underpinned by a safe, secure and reliable software foundation.

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California study of fast-chargers finds poor reliability, many "nonfunctioning"

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A University of California Berkeley study of EV fast-chargers points to serious reliability issues for charging infrastructure in the nation's biggest EV market. The study (via Automotive News) looked at 181 DC fast-charging sites in the greater Bay Area, covering 657 individual chargers.

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SpaceX’s 23rd launch of the year carries Egyptian satellite into orbit


SpaceX has successfully completed its 23rd rocket launch and landing of 2022, delivering an Egyptian communications satellite to a nominal geostationary transfer orbit (GTO).

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Fisker Pear: Urban EV will have solar roof, range up to 310 miles, “Houdini trunk"

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Fisker on Wednesday revealed a new interior sketch of its Pear Urban EV, as well as more information about the layout and features of this compact electric vehicle, which is anticipated to be delivered in 2024.

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NC proposes one of US’ most anti-EV bills yet–No free EV charging unless free gasoline or diesel is offered too


Keith Kidwell of North Carolina has proposed what could very well be one of the country’s most anti-EV bills to date. The proposal, titled “Equitable Free Vehicle Fuel Stations,” sets its sights on electric vehicle charging stations. Kidwell, together with his colleagues, Reps.

Fisker Pear interior, charger reliability, Senator’s “expensive” electric car: Today’s Car News

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Fisker gives a look inside its upcoming affordable urban EV. A study sounds the alarm about fast-charging reliability. A Senator's "expensive" electric car turns out to be the cheapest one on the market, and helps make a point. And higher coal prices are helping clean the grid.

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The world’s first CO2 battery for long-duration energy storage is ready for global launch


Italian startup Energy Dome today announced the launch of the world’s first CO2 battery in Sardinia, Italy. The battery uses carbon dioxide to store renewable energy on the grid, and Energy Dome says the technology can be quickly deployed anywhere in the world. more….

High cost of coal and natural gas could make EVs, US grid cleaner this summer

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Anticipated price hikes for coal and natural gas could lead to increase use of renewable energy in electricity generation, making both the grid and EVs cleaner, according to new United States Energy Information Administration (EIA) analysis.

This guy bought a wild 6,000W all-wheel-drive standing electric ATV on Alibaba. Here’s what showed up


For those who haven’t yet had the pleasure (or misfortune) to discover it, I happen to write a weekly column showcasing some of the weirdest and most awesome electric vehicles I can find on the eclectic Chinese shopping site Alibaba.

Tesla starts 2022 Model Y customer deliveries from Giga Texas [Video]


Tesla has kicked off the 2022 Model Y’s customer deliveries from Gigafactory Texas. One of the first customers to receive a Model Y from Giga Texas shared a review of his new vehicle with the public. .

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JIDU officially unveils ROBO-01 concept EV that can talk and share its emotions


Following months of teasing the public, Baidu’s intelligent EV startup JIDU has officially unveiled its AI powered, robotic EV, called the ROBO-01. The ROBODAY presentation took place today on Baidu’s metaverse platform and included a slew of images, video, and details of the upcoming JIDU smart EV.

Ford CEO clarifies F-150 Lightning’s cheeky Tesla adapter accessory: “Not trolling. Just helpful.”


Ford F-150 Lightning customers who recently took delivery of their all-electric pickup trucks recently observed that their vehicles came with a rather interesting accessory.

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This California city is giving out free electric bikes to delivery drivers


While the Golden City is far from perfect and certainly has its own fair share of problems (name one that doesn’t), San Francisco is known to lead on many social issues.

Elon Musk says the Cybertruck will be Tesla’s ‘best product ever’


Tesla CEO Elon Musk said after a recent sighting of the upcoming Cybertruck that he believes it will be the company’s “best product ever.”

Meet Sparky, the electric tugboat operating in the Ports of Auckland with 2,784 kWh of power


The Ports of Auckland in New Zealand has welcomed a new member to its maritime family. A bright green, electric tugboat named Sparky recently arrived in Auckland as “the world’s first full-sized ship-handling electric tug.”

GM teases the Cadillac Celestiq luxury hatchback EV


General Motors teased the Cadillac Celestiq today with a series of images displaying the concept vehicle’s sleek and streamlined design, which will serve as “the purest expression of Cadillac design, technology, and performance.”

Cupra shares three ‘electrified’ models to arrive by 2025 alongside plans for global expansion


Following public ambitions to become an entirely electric brand by 2030, Cupra has shared its first phase toward this new era, which includes a PHEV SUV and two BEV models, all set to arrive by 2025.


BYD will supply batteries to Tesla

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It’s no longer a rumor, BYD will supply batteries to Tesla. Lian Yubo, BYD‘s executive vice president confirmed the deal in an interview to the Chinese TV channel CGTN. Tesla is a very successful company no matter what, BYD respects Tesla and we admire Tesla.

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Cadillac teases its next electric car, the Celestiq, with new pictures


Cadillac is teasing its next electric car, the Celestiq, with a series of new pictures to highlight some design accents. more…. The post Cadillac teases its next electric car, the Celestiq, with new pictures appeared first on Electrek.

10,000 Toyota drivers sign petition urging company to commit to EVs: ‘Put our future before your profits’


Over 10,000 Toyota drivers have signed a petition with over 110,000 signatures urging the Japanese car maker to embrace electrification efforts and stop “lobbying to prevent electric vehicle mandates and clean air laws.”

Audi’s charging hub proves successful in pilot phase, several more charging sites to follow


Following a six-month pilot phase of its first charging hub site in Nuremberg Germany, Audi has seen a number of return customers and “overwhelmingly positive” feedback. As a result, the German automaker has announced plans to expand the charging hub model to other sites, beginning later this year.

CUPRA showcases trio of electrified models

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CUPRA to launch three electric models by 2025