Thu.Feb 24, 2022

WiTricity plans aftermarket wireless EV charging solution

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WiTricity, a leader and pioneer in wireless charging for electric vehicles (EVs), plans to offer an aftermarket wireless charging upgrade package for owners of select EV models, starting with a limited beta in 2022.

Could wind-and-solar towers charge EVs, stabilize the grid?

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Wind and solar-powered charging could further lower the environmental impact of electric cars; but one New York-based company wants to combine them in one electricity-generating device that could be used for EV charging stations or wherever grid-buffering might help keep blackouts at bay.

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Gold Hydrogen Program coalition launches program for subsurface biomanufacturing of hydrogen

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The Gold Hydrogen Program , a coalition of organizations seeking to support the scale of this clean energy resource, announced its launch and the debut of a pilot microbial Gold Hydrogen Process.

Tesla Model 3 owners could soon cut the cord at home with aftermarket wireless system

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WiTricity on Wednesday announced a new aftermarket wireless charging system for EVs—including the Tesla Model 3. The WiTricity Halo Charging system will be available for certain EV models as a "limited beta" beginning later this year, with broader availability in 2023 the company said.

Pratt & Whitney awarded $3.8M by ARPA-E to develop novel hydrogen-fueled propulsion for aviation: HySIITE

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Pratt & Whitney was selected by the US Department of Energy (DoE) to develop novel, high-efficiency hydrogen-fueled propulsion technology for commercial aviation, as part of DoE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) OPEN 2021 program ( earlier post ). The Hydrogen Steam-Injected, Inter?Cooled

2023 Toyota bZ4X electric SUV will include a year of free fast-charging

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Toyota announced Thursday that its first widely available electric vehicle, the upcoming bZ4X electric SUV, will come with one year of unlimited complimentary charging at all EVgo public fast-charging locations. EVgo claims to be the only charging network powered by 100% renewable energy.

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Ballard & ABB receive approval in principle for high-power fuel cell concept to power ships; 3 MW

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Ballard Power Systems and ABB have received an approval in principle (AiP) from leading classification society DNV for a jointly developed fuel cell concept capable of generating 3 megawatts, or 4,000 HP, of electrical power.

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Teijin to partner with Fuji Design in carbon fiber recycling

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Teijin Limited has agreed to form a business alliance with Fuji Design Co., Ltd., a Japanese manufacturer of recycled carbon fibers to establish a business structure for the production, supply and commercialization of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) products made from recycled carbon fibers using a low environmental impact process.

Elon Musk shows open support for Justice Department’s probe into short sellers


Tesla CEO Elon Musk is happy to see the US Justice Department initiate an investigation into short-sellers. In an email to CNBC , Musk stated that he is encouraged by an ongoing probe from the DOJ, as it is doing something that the Securities and Exchange Commission has curiously not done so far.

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Nexeon licenses NSP-1 silicon material technology to SKC

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Nexeon Limited, a supplier of advanced silicon anode materials for next generation lithium-ion batteries, has licensed its NSP-1 technology to advanced materials giant SKC Co. The move ensures that customers have fast and reliable access to these strategic materials on a global basis. SKC is one of Korea’s leading advanced materials companies, with a strategic focus on rechargeable battery, semiconductor and eco-friendly materials.

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SpaceX Falcon 9 rockets scheduled to launch five Starlink missions in a row


In lieu of commercial missions ready to fly, SpaceX Falcon 9 rockets are currently scheduled to launch at least five batches of Starlink satellites in a row.

EPA settles with Tesla over Clean Air Act violations at Fremont plant; $275K penalty

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a settlement with Tesla Motors Inc. EPA found Clean Air Act violations at Tesla’s automobile manufacturing plant in Fremont, Calif. This settlement aligns with EPA’s National Compliance Initiative (NCI), Creating Cleaner Air for Communities by Reducing Excess Emissions of Harmful Pollutants. Under the settlement, Tesla agreed to pay a $275,000 penalty.

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Harley-Davidson’s electric motorcycle brand LiveWire plans to sell 100,000 bikes by 2026


Harley-Davidson has set out future sales goals for its LiveWire sub-brand that manufacturers and sells its all-electric motorcycles, aiming for a towering 100,000 units by 2026. more….

QuantumScape expands to Asia-Pacific region with new R&D enter in Japan

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QuantumScape Corporation, a leading developer of next-generation solid-state lithium-metal batteries for use in electric vehicles ( earlier post ), is expanding into the Asia-Pacific region with an office in Kyoto, Japan. The new property will feature a laboratory for battery research and development.

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Tesla Model S Plaid tilting display mechanism analyzed and confirmed in teardown


It appears that the new Tesla Model S and Model X’s tilting infotainment display feature is not dead at all.

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Polestar announces first partnerships for the Polestar 0 Project to develop a climate-neutral car

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Some of the world’s leading automotive industry suppliers, including SSAB steel, Hydro renewable energy, ZF electric powertrains, ZKW control systems and Autoliv safety equipment, are joining forces with intent to collaborate on the Polestar 0 Project, which aims to develop a truly climate-neutral car by 2030 ( earlier post ). Polestar has now signed Letters of Intent to collaborate with a selection of strategic partners in the realms of metals, safety, driving systems and electronics.

Paris’s great experiment will ban cars in much of the city, instead opting for bikes, scooters, legs


In a bid to clean up the city and reduce the chokehold of traffic congestion, Paris plans to ban cars from much of the historic part of the French capital. more…. The post Paris’s great experiment will ban cars in much of the city, instead opting for bikes, scooters, legs appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla Model Y from Giga Texas is just one EPA approval away from first deliveries


Hundreds of Tesla Model Y all-electric crossovers have been spotted in the lots of Gigafactory Texas in the past few weeks, with some being spotted on haulers to be driven to destinations not known.

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EVgo announces Toyota bZ4X customers will receive one year of free EV fast charging


US public charging network, EVgo , has announced a commercial agreement with Toyota Motor North America to provide upcoming bZ4X customers with one year of free charging on its network.

Rivian aims to take 10% share of the EV market by 2030


At the 2022 Wolfe Research Virtual Global Auto, Auto Tech, and Mobility Conference, RJ Scaringe stated that Rivian Automotive wants to capture a 10% stake in the EV market by 2030.

Fiido T1 electric bike review: Cramming a big battery and tons of value into a utility e-bike


The Fiido T1 may not be the most revolutionary electric bike out there, but it still manages to stuff itself full of value, making it an interesting addition to the electric utility bike market. more….

Tesla planning new Shanghai plant as soon as next month to double its China capacity: report


It appears that Tesla might have already decided on the location of its next big factory. Based on recent reports, it appears that Tesla may be looking to build another vehicle production facility in Shanghai — and it could be starting sooner than expected. .

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The SEC probe into Elon Musk and Tesla is reportedly about suspected insider trading with Musk’s brother


The Wall Street Journal is out with a new report that Elon Musk’s lawyer warned about and reveals that the SEC probe into Musk and Tesla is reportedly about a suspected insider trading violation involving Musk’s brother. more….

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Porsche IPO for VW Group’s EV push gains traction


On February 24, 2022, Porsche Automobil Holding SE (Porsche SE) and Volkswagen agreed to “further examine and generally support the feasibility” of a potential Porsche IPO.

Tesla might be cracking on the yoke steering wheel and planning to offer an option for a regular round wheel


When Tesla introduced the controversial yoke steering wheel, CEO Elon Musk surprised many when he said that the automaker didn’t even plan to offer the option for a regular round steering wheel.

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Relativity Space reveals plans to rapidly upgrade 3D-printed Terran 1 rocket


Relativity Space has announced that it will only launch the first version of its small Terran 1 rocket a handful of times before upgrading the vehicle in ways that will aid work on a much larger, fully reusable rocket.

Tesla Model Y convinces another police department to go electric, believes it will save $4,000 a year in maintenance alone


Tesla Model Y has convinced another police department, Sykesville Police, to go electric and the maintenance cost was the difference-maker. more….

Tesla was ‘ignorant’ of Bitcoin’s environmental impact when investing, Kimbal Musk says


Tesla board member and brother to CEO Elon Musk, Kimbal, recently stated that the automaker was “ignorant” when it did not weigh the environmental impact of its Bitcoin investment. “When we invested in Bitcoin, we were very ignorant,” Musk said.

Lightning eMotors completes Colorado facility expansion, doubles production capacity, and shares manufacturing video


Electric conversion and purpose-built EV specialists Lightning eMotors announced it has completed a 102,000 sq. foot expansion of its manufacturing facility in Loveland, Colorado.

Tesla’s Elon and Kimbal Musk main subjects of SEC probe for insider trading


A Tesla stock sale by Kimbal Musk has prompted an investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for insider trading, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal.

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US offshore wind auction attracts a record $2B in bids, and it’s not even done yet


On January 12, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) would hold an offshore wind energy auction for more than 488,000 acres in the New York Bight. It’s still under way, and bids have now collectively reached around $2 billion. more….

Tesla could soon let customers choose between a Yoke or Traditional steering wheel


Tesla could be considering the option of letting customers choose between the traditional round steering wheel or the Yoke that the automaker introduced in the new Model S last year.

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Ford CEO calls out NIO and Tesla as the competition ‘it must beat,’ denies rumors of splitting ICE and EVs into separate businesses


Ford’s Chief Executive Officer, Jim Farley, recently spoke during a virtual auto tech conference held by Wolfe Research, in which he spoke about Ford’s plans for the future. During the webcast, the Ford CEO specifically named Tesla and NIO as its biggest competitors, vowing to beat them.

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SpaceX’s Starbase environmental review delayed another month


The FAA says that it will take at least another month to complete a crucial environmental review of orbital Starship launches from SpaceX’s South Texas Starbase facilities.

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Tesla is rumored to be building new factory adjacent to Gigafactory Shanghai to double production to two million cars


A new report claims that Tesla is starting work on building a new factory adjacent to Gigafactory Shanghai in order to double production capacity to two million cars annually. more….

One in Five of All New Cars During January Were Plug-In

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In spite of the global manufacturing issues affecting the car industry, there were still a record number of electric vehicles registered in January 2022.

Quick Charge Podcast: February 24, 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. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday.

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