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DiviGas closes $3.6M seed round to support commercialization of next-gen membrane for H2 separation

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Start-up DiviGas has announced a $3.6-million seed round to support the commercialization of a new next-generation polymeric hydrogen separation membrane. Divi-H, Divigas’ new polymeric membrane, can purify hydrogen up to 99.95% purity.

Poll: US majority supports EV transition by 2030, and there's "generational urgency" behind it

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A majority of United States voters support requiring all new cars sold in their state to be electric by 2030, according to a new poll commissioned by nonprofit Coltura. Nationally, respondents supported phasing out sales of new gasoline cars by a 55%-35% margin.


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Nel ASA receives purchase order for 20MW alkaline electrolyzer from steelmaker Ovako

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Nel Hydrogen Electrolyser AS, a division of Nel ASA, has received a purchase order for a 20MW alkaline water electrolyzer from Ovako , a leading European manufacturer of engineering steel. The electrolyzer will be installed at Ovako’s existing plant in Hofors, Sweden.

Tesla Giga Berlin’s full approval to be granted in a few days: report


Tesla Giga Berlin could start Model Y production by the end of December, according to German media outlet Automobilwoche. Brandenburg’s Office of the Environment could also grant Tesla’s long-awaited full approval for Giga Berlin in a few days, the report stated. .

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NNL and DNV partner to explore large-scale nuclear production of hydrogen for UK gas network

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The UK’s National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) and DNV are partnering to explore the potential of nuclear-derived hydrogen to support the conversion of UK gas networks to hydrogen. The ‘Nuclear Derived Hydrogen to Gas Networks’ collaboration is set to provide deeper evidence to support key up-coming government policy decisions on the role of hydrogen in buildings and for heating, scheduled for 2026.

Elon Musk tells Tesla (TSLA) employees to worry more about cost than delivery wave this quarter


Elon Musk stayed true to his word and told Tesla employees not to worry as much about delivering as many cars as possible during this end-of-quarter delivery wave and instead focus on cost. It’s a significant change to what has been Tesla’s strategy for years.

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Study links increased black carbon pollution to increase in cases of lung adenocarcinoma worldwide

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An international team of scientists, led by NTU Singapore, has linked increased air pollution to an uptick in cases of lung adenocarcinoma (LADC) worldwide. Lung adenocarcinoma—an aggressive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)—is a type of cancer for which research strongly suggests that genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors play a part.

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Solvay invests in Li-metal battery company Sepion

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Solvay Ventures, the venture capital fund of Solvay, invested in Sepion, a California-based start-up that specializes in advanced membranes for batteries with Li-metal anodes and liquid electrolytes.

CEO Mary Barra pledges to not give up GM’s “leadership position” in the EV space


It appears that the idea of General Motors CEO Mary Barra being a leading force in the automotive sector’s transition into electric vehicles is well embraced by the executive herself.

Is Tesla Giga Shanghai On Track For 1 Million EVs/Year Output In 2022?


The two-month average is already exceeding 660,000 cars per year

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Tesla Model Y in China gets 12V lithium-ion battery like the Model S Plaid


Tesla Giga Shanghai recently kicked off Made-in-China Model Y Performance deliveries. New Model Y Performance owners in China shared a few tidbits about their vehicles, including its 12V battery upgrade.

After Update, Ford Mustang Mach-E Charges Faster Beyond 80% SOC!


Users reports over 40 kW between 80-90% SOC, and even 40 kW into 90% SOC

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Can This DIY Rocket Program Send an Astronaut to Space?

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It was one of the prettiest sights I have ever seen: our homemade rocket floating down from the sky, slowed by a white-and-orange parachute that I had worked on during many nights at the dining room table.

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NIO And Shell Announce Strategic Cooperation Agreement


The deal concerns battery swapping stations and charging stations in China and Europe

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Wireless Charging, Price Drops in Lithium-Ion Batteries, EV Fetch Car Sharing

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Charging Tesla Destroyed By Fire Which Spread To Owner’s House


The fire reportedly started in the rear of the vehicle, which was burned beyond repair

Musk Says “No Thanks” To German Battery Factory Subsidy For Tesla


Tesla has dropped out of a subsidy program for battery factories in Germany but there may be more to the story.

Apple Global Battery Development Head Leaves For Volkswagen


Just three years after joining the tech firm, Soonho Ahn has left for VW

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New Hyundai Ioniq 5 Electric Car Runs Away With German Car Of The Year Award


The Hyundai Ioniq 5 electric car just nailed down the 2022 German Car of the Year award and is coming soon to a theater near you. Cars Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles e scooters E-bikes Electricity Germany Hyundai Motors Ioniq 5 Spiderman

Musk Asks Employees To Reduce The Size Of The Q4 Delivery Wave


Employees should focus more on minimizing the cost of deliveries instead

Shell Game — Battery Swap Stations, Biofuels, & Boosted Production


If Shell produces lots of emissions, it's really the fault of consumers, says the BBC. Clean Transport Electric Vehicles Fossil Fuels Battery Swapping Ben van Beurden biofuels EV charging Hydrogen shell


Kia EV6 Ramps-Up: Over 5,000 Were Delivered In October 2021


The wholesale sales already reach a level of 7,000

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Western Australia’s Electric Vehicle Transition & Leadership Highlighted At iDriveWA


By Florian Popp Western Australia turned up in droves to join the global transition to electric transport on November 4th at the second annual “iDriveWA: Towards Zero Emissions Conference and Exhibition” at the Driver Risk Management center near the Perth Airport in Western Australia.

GM Files Trademark For 'Escalade IQ' - Big Electric Caddy Coming?


Could this be the name of the all-electric Escalade

MG Australia Gets It: If You Charge It, They Will Come


One of the pleasant charging surprises we had as we travelled the 3000 km across the Queensland west on our way to Winton was the number of Tesla destination chargers installed and available free of cost (plenty of charge) at the hotels where we stayed.

Watch Rivian R1T Truck Go Off-Roading: The Good And The Bad


The Rivian R1T happens to be an exceptionally good off-road vehicle, but there are areas for improvements

Tesla Factory In Fremont: Hundreds Of New Tesla Model S Disappear


The cars sat for months in a temporary location

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Rivian EDV Vans Were Seen On A Trailer And During Testing In NY


The low-volume initial series production will start no earlier than in December

UK: Motorway Services To Install Battery Packs To Help With Fast Charging


The "energy storage systems" will help supply rapid charging in locations where the grid supply is not up to snuff

GM Asks C8 Corvette Owners How They Feel About EVs


Is GM gauging the market to see if it’s ready for a battery-powered Corvette EV