Wed.Jun 15, 2022

Albemarle inaugurates new $500M lithium plant in Chile; doubling production and reducing water consumption by 30%/tonne

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Albemarle Corporation, one of the largest lithium producers in the world and present in Chile for more than 40 years, inaugurated its third chemical conversion plant, La Negra III/IV, in Antofagasta, Chile, as one of the most modern chemical conversion plants in Latin America.

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Will future EVs simplify and save weight by dropping the onboard charger?

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Canada-based Hillcrest Energy Technologies aims to replace EV onboard chargers with a more streamlined system.

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WinGD and Hyundai Heavy Industries collaborate on ammonia two-stroke engine development

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WinGD and Hyundai Heavy Industries’ Engine Machinery Division (EMD) are to collaborate on delivering the first WinGD engine capable of running on ammonia. Under an MOU (Memo of Understanding) signed during the Posidonia exhibition on 7 June, the two parties will aim to deliver a first engine by 2025, in line with WinGD’s previously announced timeframe for bringing ammonia engines to market.

Tesla tops the list of most satisfied customers in the entire auto industry


Tesla has topped the list of most satisfied customers in the entire auto industry, with Model 3 taking the top spot for for all cars globally. more…. The post Tesla tops the list of most satisfied customers in the entire auto industry appeared first on Electrek.

Rio Tinto: First ore delivered at Gudai-Darri iron ore mine in the Pilbara

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Rio Tinto has delivered first ore from the Gudai-Darri iron ore mine as the company brings online its first greenfield mine in the Pilbara, Western Australia, in more than a decade. Gudai-Darri will help underpin future production of the company’s flagship Pilbara Blend product.

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Tesla Autopilot tops the list of most crashes on driver-assist features in new NHTSA report


Tesla has topped the list of most crashes on advanced driver-assist (ADAS) features – Autopilot in Tesla’s case – in NHTSA’s first report on “Safety Performance of Advanced Vehicle Technologies.”. more….

Polestar to debut Polestar 5 prototype, new Performance 4-Door GT Prototype & Polestar 2 BST Edition 270 at Goodwood Festival of Speed

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Polestar, the Swedish electric performance car company, is returning to the Goodwood Festival of Speed on 23 June 2022 and will debut a Polestar 5 prototype and the new high-performance, limited-edition Polestar 2 BST edition 270.

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Ireland orders 120 Wrightbus double-deck electric buses; up to 800 over five years

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Ireland’s National Transport Authority (NTA) has ordered 120 double-deck battery-electric buses from Bamford Bus Company (trading as Wrightbus).

Mustang Mach-E recall, Polestar 5 debut date, onboard chargers: Today’s Car News

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Polestar announces a debut date for its flagship model. A company sees the chance to get rid of EV onboard chargers. And the Ford Mustang Mach-E isn’t being delivered right now. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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OCSiAl launching a graphene nanotube synthesis facility in Serbia in 1H 2023

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OCSiAl, the world’s largest manufacturer of graphene nanotubes ( earlier post ), is launching a graphene nanotube synthesis facility near Belgrade, Serbia, in the first half of 2023. The synthesis facility will become the core of the graphene nanotube industrial hub and will be accompanied by production lines of nanotube concentrates for various polymers and nanotube dispersions to boost energy density of electric vehicle batteries.

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NIO finally launches its ES7 SUV with 578-mile range and vehicle-to-load capabilities


During an online event broadcast earlier today, Chinese EV automaker NIO delivered a robust presentation of product upgrades, existing model updates, and the official launch of its long anticipated ES7 SUV.

Arbor Renewable Gas evaluating West Baton Rouge for $800M renewable gasoline and green hydrogen plant

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Arbor Renewable Gas LLC , a Houston-based company formed in 2019 that produces renewable gasoline and green hydrogen from wood waste and forest residue ( earlier post ), is evaluating West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana for a planned $800-million manufacturing and distribution facility employing carbon capture and sequestration emissions-reduction technology.

VinFast’s new ‘Charged-Up Program’ offers US customers unlimited charging or a free home charger


Fresh off news of a similar reward subscription for new VF 8 and VF 9 customers in Europe, Vinfast has introduced a new program for US consumers that not only offers subscriptions within newly purchased EVs, but additional charging perks as well.

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TotalEnergies takes 25% stake in Adani New Industries Limited for green hydrogen in India

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TotalEnergies has entered into an agreement with Adani Enterprises Limited (AEL) to acquire a 25% interest in Adani New Industries Limited (ANIL). ANIL will be the exclusive platform of AEL and TotalEnergies for the production and commercialization of green hydrogen in India. ANIL will target a production of one million metric tons of green hydrogen per year (Mtpa) by 2030, underpinned by around 30 gigawatts (GW) of new renewable power generation capacity, as its first milestone.

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The UK scraps its £1,500 new EV grant a year early – Here’s why


The UK government’s £1,500 EV grants were discontinued yesterday, nearly a year earlier than planned. more…. The post The UK scraps its £1,500 new EV grant a year early – Here’s why appeared first on Electrek.

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TTTech Auto and BlackBerry QNX partner to close performance-safety gap for highly automated vehicles

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TTTech Auto and BlackBerry Limited will integrate BlackBerry’s QNX Neutrino Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) and TTTech Auto’s safe vehicle software platform MotionWise for advanced driver assistance systems and software-defined vehicles. Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving systems impose increased functional safety and performance requirements.

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Boring Company’s Vegas Loop receives unanimous approval for another expansion


The Boring Company’s Vegas Loop has received unanimous approval from the Las Vegas City Council, who voted to expand the Loop to City Limits in downtown Las Vegas.

Jackery Solar Generator 1500 with two 100W solar panels now $1,999, more in New Green Deals


Get ready for summer camping trips with Jackery’s premium portable solar power stations that are on sale today from $739 or less. However, to run as many devices as possible, we recommend picking up the high-end Solar Generator 1500 that comes with two 100W solar panels for $1,999.

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NHTSA: Tesla accounts for almost 70% of Level 2 driver-assist crashes in the US, but don’t draw conclusions yet


Federal figures released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Wednesday revealed that Tesla vehicles accounted for almost 70% of reported crashes involving Level 2 driver-assist systems in the United States since June 2021.

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First ride experience on Energica’s Italian electric motorcycles: I can’t stop grinning


Earlier this year, I was invited to the Nasdaq by the electric vehicle investment company Ideanomics to get a closer look at the company’s newest acquisition: Energica’s high-power racing electric motorcycles.

Tesla begins trimming salaried positions to make way for hourly employees


Tesla has started trimming some of the positions as a part of Elon Musk’s plan to cut 10 percent of the company’s salaried workforce. With the cuts, Tesla will be able to hire more hourly employees that will be responsible for electric vehicle and battery manufacturing.

Elon Musk says solving self-driving is the difference between Tesla being worth a lot or nothing


Elon Musk made an interesting comment about Tesla’s effort to develop self-driving. The CEO says that solving self-driving is the difference between Tesla being worth a lot of money or almost nothing. more….

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Elon Musk says Rivian’s priority should be solving financials ‘or they’re doomed’


Tesla CEO Elon Musk knows a thing or two about struggling through the toughest financial circumstances when starting an electric vehicle company.

These new rental electric mopeds in California are the latest evolution in e-scooter dominance


Love them or hate them, rental electric scooters have undeniably changed the game when it comes to short trips around crowded cities.

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk claims Starship will be ready for first orbital launch in July


CEO Elon Musk claims that SpaceX could be ready to attempt Starship’s first orbital launch as early as July.

‘Most powerful electric watercraft’ Arc One electric speedboat reveals price, opens sales


Los Angeles-based electric boat company Arc announced this morning that sales have opened for its flagship Arc One electric speedboat , which the company boasts is the “most powerful electric watercraft commercially available.”. more….

Tesla Semi sounds like a jetliner while rocking aero skirts in recent sighting


An updated prototype of the Tesla Semi was recently sighted on a California highway, and just like in previous encounters, the Class 8 all-electric truck stood out among the other vehicles on the road.

Sony and Honda establish the Sony Honda Mobility Inc. for EVs

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Sony and Honda announced today that they have signed a joint venture agreement to establish a new company to engage in the sale of high-value-added electric vehicles (EVs) and provide services for mobility.

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Tesla’s Elon Musk files appeal to end 2018 SEC agreement over Twitter posts


A recent filing has revealed that Tesla CEO Elon Musk will be asking the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan if it could overturn a decision by US District Judge Lewis Liman back in April.

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Air Resources Board takes steps to make gas car phase-out a law

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On June 9, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) held a hearing on the Advanced Clean Cars II program. The current Advanced Clean Cars program has been adopted by 17 other states but will end in 2025. Under this program, automakers must sell EVs in these states.

Tesla FSD Beta for Right Hand Drive cars estimated for release in late 2022


Elon Musk forecasted that Tesla FSD Beta right hand drive (RHD) would be ready for release later this year. FSD Beta RHD would open the program to Tesla owners in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and Singapore.

Fisker Ocean will make its UK debut at the 2022 Goodwood Festival os Speed Electric Avenue

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Fisker will bring the Fisker Ocean all-electric SUV to the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed Electric Avenue from 23-26 June 2022 for its United Kingdom debut. Held in the beautiful grounds surrounding Goodwood House, the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed is an iconic motorsport event.

Lucid Air briefly “bricked” after failed over-the-air software update


Lucid began rolling out software update version 1.2.6 last Friday, and for the most part, things seem to be doing well. But just like popular consumer products like iOS and Android smartphones, there will be times when a software update ends up bricking a device.

2024 Polestar 5 flagship EV will debut this month at UK enthusiast event

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The 2024 Polestar 5 will make its public debut in prototype form at the United Kingdom's 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed June 23, Polestar confirmed Tuesday in a press release.

Tesla’s Elon Musk ponders creation of “Super Moderate Super PAC” to support centrist candidates


Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been pretty open about his political leanings as of late, and though some of his posts have been leaning right recently, he has largely maintained that he supports centrist candidates.

Polestar delivers on growth promise, expands into new markets, and develops product portfolio

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Polestar continues to deliver on its growth promise as it progresses toward a planned listing on the Nasdaq through a proposed business combination with Gores Guggenheim, Inc. expected to close at the end of June 2022.

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Singapore considers new law to expand EV charging network


Singapore’s government is considering implementing new laws that would require new buildings to install electric vehicle charging stations in at least 1 percent of parking spaces.