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Renault Scénic Vision hydrogen hybrid concept offers 75% smaller carbon footprint than a conventional BEV

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Renault unveiled its new Scénic Vision concept-car at the ChangeNOW summit in Paris. Its hybrid electric and hydrogen powertrain aims to reduce downtime related to energy recharging while reducing the carbon footprint, including the battery.

GM patent: Electric trucks could charge other EVs during fast-charging, with dual ports

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Electric vehicles have the potential to become mobile power banks for our houses and worksites. But as more scenarios become viable, would two ports be better than one?


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CoorsTek proton ceramic membranes produce hydrogen from ammonia, natural gas or biogas

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A development team from CoorsTek Membrane Sciences, in collaboration with international research partners, have successfully used ceramic membrane technology to develop a scalable hydrogen generator that makes hydrogen from electricity and fuels including natural gas, biogas and ammonia with near zero energy loss.

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Hyundai plans to make up to 300,000 EVs annually in Georgia—batteries, too

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Combined across Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis brands, the Hyundai Group says that it intends to become one of the top three EV sellers in the U.S. by 2026.

Eaton introduces DC-DC converters for 48V commercial vehicle architectures

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Power management company Eaton introduced a family of 48-volt DC-DC converters for diesel-powered commercial vehicles that can be used to power accessories such as antilock brakes and lighting. Unlike competitive offerings, Eaton’s DC-DC converters are operational in ambient temperatures up to 85 ?C

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Biden administration kicks off $5 billion electric Clean School Bus program


US Vice President Kamala Harris and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan are today launching the Clean School Bus program, a part of President Joe Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law , from a high school in Falls Church, Virginia. more….

Vision AMG show car suggests direction of all-electric future of Mercedes-AMG

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Mercedes-AMG is positioning the Vision AMG show car as suggestive of the all-electric future of AMG Driving Performance.

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LOTTE Chemical and Soelect sign MOU for JV, GWh-grade Li-metal anode production facility

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Korea-based LOTTE Chemical and US-based solid-state battery component startup Soelect recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding to review the creation of a joint venture and the construction of a US$200-million GWh-grade lithium metal anode production facility in the United States by 2025. Soelect’s LiX lithium metal anode enables fast charge up to 4C (15 min) at 100% SOC. The LiX anode can be reusable without destroying the processes which is required for most recycling process.

Renault Scénic Vision EV concept: Fuel-cell range extender enables smaller, lighter battery

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Renault has imagined one of its staple models as an EV with a hydrogen fuel-cell range extender. It previews a production model scheduled to launch in Europe in 2024.

DOE awards $24.9M to 6 projects to advance hydrogen technologies for electricity generation

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) will award $24.9 million in funding for six research and development projects to support the advancement of clean hydrogen for electricity generation. This includes improving capture of CO 2 associated with hydrogen production from carbon-based resources and technologies to use hydrogen in gas turbines more efficiently for electricity generation.

Mercedes Vision AMG electric sports car concept previews performance brand's EV future

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Mercedes-Benz on Thursday unveiled a concept car previewing the electric future of its AMG performance brand. The Vision AMG concept is a sleek electric four-door coupe underpinned by the AMG.EA platform, one of three dedicated EV architectures Mercedes plans to introduce around 2025.

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Study finds future-fuel demand for shipping industry equal to entire current global production of renewables

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Huge and immediate need for renewable-based fuels in shipping represents opportunity for investors, according to ‘Fuelling the Fourth Propulsion Revolution’ report released today. Investment in green infrastructure key, as shipping will carry more than half of the world’s net-zero fuels by 2050, report estimates. Particular opportunity for the Global South identified as net-zero fuel production costs expected to be up to 20% lower in Latin America and Africa. London, UK. Vancouver, Canada.

Tesla aims to build battery and EV plant in Indonesia


According to Indonesia’s Investment Minister Bahlil Lahadalia, Tesla agreed to build a battery and EV plan in Indonesia following Elon Musk’s meeting with President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo last weekend. God willing, Tesla will enter Indonesia this year,” said Bahlil in Jakarta.

ABB E-mobility scales up investment in software provider ChargeLab

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ABB E-mobility announced a new investment into EV charging software provider ChargeLab. Co-ordinated through ABB EL Ventures, the investment forms part of ChargeLab’s $15-million Series A financing. ABB E-mobility first partnered with ChargeLab in 2020. This investment, along with a new commercial partnership to develop next-generation software solutions for ABB charging stations, will focus on expanding ABB’s e-mobility product suite in the United States, Canada, and other strategic geographies.

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Dual charge ports for GM EVs, Mercedes-AMG future, Renault fuel-cell concept: Today’s Car News

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The Mercedes Vision AMG concept shows a glimpse of AMG’s all-electric performance car future, while the Renault Scénic Vision concept claims to cut the carbon footprint while mixing in a fuel cell. And might GM electric trucks get two charge ports? This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

German government funding development of Fraunhofer DRYtraec electrode dry-coating into “DRYplatform”

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The DRYtraec coating process developed at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS allows the dry production of battery electrodes without toxic organic solvents or water ( earlier post ). In particular, the space- and energy-intensive drying step of conventional wet-chemical coating processes is completely eliminated. In addition to environmental protection aspects, there is enormous potential for cost reduction in the battery cell production.

Environmental groups look to halt Tesla’s battery plant permits at Gigafactory Texas


Environmentalists and activist groups are setting their sights on Tesla’s Gigafactory Texas. In a letter to Mayor Steve Adler, the groups called on the city to withhold permits for the electric vehicle maker, including Giga Texas’ dedicated battery cathode facility.

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Indian SUV major Mahindra intends to equip its new EV platform with MEB components from Volkswagen

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Volkswagen and Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. M&M) are exploring the use of MEB electric components for Mahindra’s new “Born Electric Platform”. Both signed a Partnering Agreement on 18 May to evaluate the scope of collaboration. Mahindra intends to equip its “Born Electric Platform” with MEB electric components such as electric motors, battery system components and battery cells.

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Volkswagen to electrify India, partners with Mahindra to supply MEB components


On May 18 in Chennai, Volkswagen and Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M) M&M) signed a Partnering Agreement to explore the use of electric components from VW’s Modular electric drive matrix (MEB) in the Indian automaker’s new “Born Electric Platform.”.

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Tesla agrees to build battery and EV factory in Indonesia, official says


Tesla has reportedly agreed to build a battery and electric vehicle factory in Indonesia, according to the country’s head of investments. The comment comes after Musk met with the Indonesian president. more….

Tesla China to stay in closed loop system until mid-June, Giga Shanghai workers to move into dorms


Tesla plans to stay in Shanghai’s closed loop system until mid-June. Giga Shanghai employees may move into a dormitory, keeping them within the closed loop system. People familiar with the matter told Bloomberg that Tesla China plans to stay in the closed loop system until June 13.

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Rivian R1T, The Electrek Review: There is nothing like it


Rivian gave us a loaner R1T for four days last week to drive around and enjoy. We took it from the Brooklyn delivery center through New York City, into the Adirondacks, and back through the mud, suburbs, and traffic.

Judge throws out TSLAQ lawsuit against Tesla, Elon Musk, and Model 3 owner


Federal Judge James Donato from California has formally dismissed a securities fraud and defamation lawsuit filed by a Tesla bear against CEO Elon Musk, Tesla, and a Model 3 owner. The order was filed on Thursday. .

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Elon Musk announces that Tesla is building a ‘hardcore litigation department’ – Timing is strange


Elon Musk announced today that Tesla is building a “hardcore litigation department” to “directly initiate and execute lawsuits.” The timing of the effort is strange since it comes right after an allegation of sexual misconduct against the CEO. more….

Elongate scandal: Elon Musk dubs sexual harassment allegations “utterly untrue”


Back in March 2021, Elon Musk stated that if there was ever a scandal about him, people should call it “Elongate.” ” Fate sure loves irony.

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Tesla (TSLA) falls 10% amid ‘Elongate scandal,’ Musk denies the claim & challenges alleged victim’s friend


Tesla (TSLA) stock has fallen by as much as 10% today after the allegation of sexual misconduct against CEO Elon Musk came out, which is now being called the ‘Elongate’ scandal. Musk has now denied the claim and even challenged the alleged victim’s friend who shared the story. more….

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Tesla driver involved in tragic California crash to stand trial


A Tesla Model S driver who was involved in a tragic crash in a Los Angeles suburb will be standing trial. The driver was believed to have been operating his Tesla with Autopilot when the crash occurred.

Tesla structural battery pack is removable, but it is quite an ordeal


Tesla’s latest service manual does reveal that Tesla’s structural battery pack is removable – something that was thought of as a problem due to the design. It’s actually doable, but it is quite an ordeal. more….

Elon Musk announces formation of Tesla’s “hardcore litigation department” to initiate and execute lawsuits


Elon Musk is out for blood. Amidst the emerging “Elongate” scandal, the CEO has announced the formation of a “hardcore litigation department” for Tesla that directly initiates and executes lawsuits. The team will be reporting directly to Musk.

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I go everywhere in my city by electric vehicle, yet I don’t own an electric car. Here’s how I do it


Spoiler alert: Electric vehicles are the future, and they’re destined to replace fossil fuel-powered cars. Unless you’ve got your head firmly buried in the sand, that won’t come as a shocker to you. But credit where credit is due. We humans, we’re a pretty ingenious animal.

Renault reimagines the Scenic with its Scenic Vision concept

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Greener, safer and more inclusive Vision concept shows how Renault sees the future

This corded electric leaf blower is just $45 for your yard care routine, more in New Green Deals


One of the first things many people convert from gas to electric in their yard care arsenal is the leaf blower. I’ve known many who have gas-powered everything, but with a plug-in leaf blower. If it’s time for you to finally make the switch, or just replace an aging unit, is a great choice.

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Acer Goes Big on Glasses-Free, 3D Monitors—Look Out, VR

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Acer, the world’s fifth largest PC brand, wants to take the growing AR/VR market by the horns with its SpatialLabs glasses-free stereoscopic 3D displays.

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Podcast: Tesla (TSLA) falls on ESG and Elongate, FSD Beta update, Cadillac Lyriq pricing, 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 discussed Tesla (TSLA) falling amid an issue with ESG and the Elongate scandal, a FSD Beta update, the Cadillac Lyriq pricing, and more. more….

Video Friday: Drone in a Cage

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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.

Hyundai Motor Group announces its first dedicated EV facilities coming to the US


Following rumors circulating earlier this month, Hyundai Motor Group has officially signed an agreement with the state of Georgia to invest $5.5 billion in new facilities dedicated to EV and battery manufacturing.

Watch Rivian CEO Demonstrate The R1S SUV's Utility In New Video


RJ Scaringe takes a look at the massive trunk, folding second- and third-row seats, and some clever practicality features of the R1S

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