Mon.Jun 20, 2022

Enel X and Arrival partner to launch electric bus trials in Italy

Green Car Congress

Enel X, Enel's subsidiary dedicated to innovative products and services, together with EV maker Arrival, have entered into a partnership to test the battery-electric bus in Italy.

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From rickshaws to renewables: Automakers are focused on EV batteries' second life

Green Car Reports

Most automakers haven't fully ramped up production of EVs, but they are already considering second-life uses for the batteries going into those vehicles.

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Viritech partners with Pininfarina on Apricale hydrogen hypercar

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Viritech, an engineering company developing hydrogen powertrain solutions, is partnering with Pininfarina on Apricale hydrogen hypercar. Pininfarina HAS re-interpreted the Apricale’s initial reference design to create a vision of the future of zero-emissions performance motoring. Viritech’s ambition is to be the leading developer of hydrogen powertrain solutions for the automotive, aerospace, marine, and distributed power industries.

Forget range anxiety: Study suggests non-EV drivers underestimate capabilities

Green Car Reports

Between longer-range EVs and increased charging infrastructure, the reasons for range anxiety are decreasing. But not everyone believes that, according to a new University of Geneva study.

Thin free-standing composite solid electrolyte film for solid-state lithium metal battery

Green Car Congress

Researchers at Beijing University of Technology have developed a thin free-standing composite solid electrolyte (CSE) film for solid-state lithium metal batteries. The film offers high ionic conductivity (2.76×10 10 -4 S/cm at 25 °C) and wide electrochemical stability window (4.8 V vs. Li + /Li).

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Bring on the electric truck stops: Megawatt standard for charging electric semis is formalized

Green Car Reports

Fully electric heavy-duty trucks and buses aren’t going to be widely accepted until they can charge, as the standards group CharIn puts it, “within a reasonable time.”

Electric shock to petroleum coke generates sustainable graphene

Green Car Congress

Researchers at Texas A&M University and ExxonMobil are developing a method to reprocess petroleum coke—a byproduct of refining crude oil—into graphene, using a chemical process called electrochemical exfoliation. This open-access study was published in NPJ 2D Materials and Applications.

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Basque solid-state battery initiative launches

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Newly created Basquevolt, the Basque solid-state battery initiative, will begin production of battery cells in 2027 with the aim of reaching 10GWh capacity. Basquevolt founding shareholders include the Basque Government, through the venture capital fund Ezten, Iberdrola, CIE Automotive, Enagás, EIT InnoEnergy and CIC energiGUNE. Basquevolt is supported by an investment of more than €700 million.

Wireless charging, EV batteries’ second life, megawatt charging for semis: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

We take a look at the technology and market potential of wireless charging for EVs. Automakers are lining up second uses for EV batteries. Range anxiety still exists—without the anxiety—find researchers.

Microchip extends line of inductive position sensors into the EV motor control market

Green Car Congress

Developers of motor control systems are replacing Hall Effect position sensors and older magnetic resolver solutions with inductive alternatives that eliminate expensive magnets and other heavy transformer-based structures so they can be integrated onto simple, compact printed circuit boards (PCBs). Extending the world’s broadest line of inductive position sensors into the EV motor control market, Microchip Technology Inc.

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Tesla lays off head of LGBTQ+ and diversity lead amid Musk’s ‘woke mind virus’ concerns


Tesla has laid off both the President of its LGBTQ+ community and a lead involved in diversity and inclusivity programs at the company.

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SpaceX to attempt to crush Starship test tank


A week after rolling a different ‘test tank’ from its South Texas Starship factory to nearby launch and test facilities, SpaceX has moved a second test tank to the pad.

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Tesla’s chief designer is selling new interiors for Tesla cars through Unplugged Performance


Tesla Chief Designer Franz von Holzhausen is starting to sell new interiors for Tesla cars through a partnership between his new company and Unplugged Performance, a longtime Tesla tuner and aftermarket part company. more….

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Teslas banned for 2 months at site of secretive China annual leadership meeting: report


Tesla’s vehicles in China will reportedly be barred from entering the Chinese coastal district of Beidaihe. The location will be the site of a secretive annual leadership summit for at least two months, starting July 1, 2022.

BASF is going to build a commercial battery-recycling, black-mass plant


Global chemical giant BASF is going to build a commercial battery-recycling, black-mass plant in Schwarzheide, a town in Brandenburg, eastern Germany. more…. The post BASF is going to build a commercial battery-recycling, black-mass plant appeared first on Electrek.

Germany’s largest union claims Tesla Giga Berlin’s hiring challenges are due to low wages


Germany’s largest union, IG Metall, has claimed that Tesla Gigafactory Berlin’s hiring challenges are due to the American electric vehicle maker’s wages.

Add a 100W or 200W solar panel to your home from $66 at Amazon, more in New Green Deals


Are you ready to make the switch to solar, but aren’t a fan of high-cost panels? Well, today, we’ve tracked down a that’s ready to help you begin the journey to renewable energy at just $66.

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Tesla Giga Berlin begins to ramp production with first 1,000-vehicle week


Tesla announced late last week that its new production facility in Germany, Gigafactory Berlin, achieved a production rate of 1,000 cars in a week.

Road Test: 2022 Kia Niro EV

Clean Fleet Report

Nimble Compact Crossover Is Among The Best. When the all-electric Kia Niro was introduced in 2019 it followed the 2017 Niro hybrid and then the 2018 Niro plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV).

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Tesla door handles become unlikely hero as they stump road rager


When dealing with the unfortunate reality that is a road rage situation, plenty of options are available to keep you safe.

Tesla cars are banned from Chinese town over spying fear


Tesla cars have been banned from entering Beidaihe, a Chinese resort town, for two months over concerns about spying amid a meeting of the country’s leadership. more…. The post Tesla cars are banned from Chinese town over spying fear appeared first on Electrek.

Tesla ex-employees file lawsuit over mass layoffs without prior notice


Former Tesla employees are suing the EV manufacturer, claiming that the recent mass layoffs violated federal law. The ex-Tesla workers believe that the company did not provide enough advanced notice required by the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN Act).

Attracting and Retaining Tenants with EV Charging?

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With multifamily accounting for 31.4% of all housing in the United States, EV charging as an added amenity is essential for apartments and condominiums. The post Attracting and Retaining Tenants with EV Charging? appeared first on Smart Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations.

Tesla gets pitch to build “end-to-end” industry in Indonesia from Jokowi


Indonesia’s President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo pitched an end-to-end industry to Tesla. He proposed that Tesla could start from smelting metal to producing batteries and then manufacturing cars. “We

The best mid-drive electric bike on a budget: Ride1Up Prodigy XR e-bike review


When it comes to mid-drive electric bikes – or e-bikes with the motor mounted near the pedals – you’re generally looking at a group of higher quality but also higher priced e-bikes.

Tesla Cybertruck and Semi look future-proof in recent Michigan Speedway event


Tesla’s updated Cybertruck and Semi prototypes recently made a rather rare appearance at the Michigan International Speedway.

E-Rickshaws Powered By Used Audi E-Tron Batteries Coming To India


Arriving next year on Indian roads, the e-rickshaws are previewed by an Audi-badged show vehicle built by trainees in Neckarsulm

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Tesla Design Chief’s materials company works with veteran EV tuner to create bespoke interiors


If there is a legitimate criticism of Tesla’s premium electric cars, it is the fact that their interiors, while extremely comfortable and made from sustainable materials, are not necessarily on the same level as those offered by luxury automakers.

Tesla Model 3 Battery Degradation Test: 8% Down In 3-Years/102k Miles


It's a pretty good result, considering the mileage

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Massachusetts should follow Rhode Island to zero-emission electricity

Green Energy Consumers

Rhode Island just passed legislation that requires the state’s electric suppliers to procure 100% renewable electricity by 2033, using the highest quality (“Class I” or “new”) Renewable Energy Certificates.

Engineering Explained Talks Rivian R1T's "Holy Grail Of AWD Systems"


Jason Fenske calls the R1T "a vehicle like no other on the market" thanks to its four-motor setup that offers unrivaled capability

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Quick Charge Podcast: June 20, 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: June 20, 2022 appeared first on Electrek.

Watch 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning Charge Teslas At Supercharger Site


The F-150 Lightning comes with a free J1772 adapter for charging Teslas, so this YouTuber wanted to see how it works

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Ola’s first Electric car.

Electric Vehicles India

As we all know till today Ola has manufactured 2-wheelers ever since the first time Ola came up with its first electric car about to launch to the Indian market. At the Ola customer Day event held at Krishnagiri, Tamil Nadu announced its first electric car concept.

Volvo FM Electric Spotted Fast Charging At Ionity: 243 kW At 89% SOC


The truck is maxing out the power, as well as the parking space

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Hyundai IONIQ 6 teased with a design sketch

EV Specifications

Hyundai Motor Company today revealed a design concept sketch of its highly anticipated IONIQ 6, the second model in Hyundai's IONIQ all-electric vehicle lineup brand. The concept sketch depicts the unique and streamlined silhouette of the IONIQ 6.

Harley-Davidson’s Serial 1 Takes Things Up A Notch With The SWITCH/MTN


Serial 1’s newest electric mountain bike finally gets the suspension we’ve been looking for