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Nanodiamonds enable efficient hydrogen purification

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In a study published in Nature Energy , researchers led by Kyoto University’s Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) describe how nanodiamond-reinforced composite membranes can purify hydrogen from its humid mixtures, making the hydrogen generation processes more efficient and cost-effective.

GMC Hummer EV and Brightdrop electric van delivered, first of many Ultium EVs to come

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The first electric vehicles based on General Motors' Ultium architecture are headed to customers. GM on Friday confirmed that the first customer 2022 GMC Hummer EV had been completed, as well as delivery of the first BrightDrop EV600 vans to customer FedEx.

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Transient Plasma Systems says advances are bringing plasma ignition technology closer to commercialization

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Mercedes EQS: Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2022 finalist

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Mercedes-Benz has a well-earned reputation for making some of the best luxury vehicles in the world. And with the EQS, it shows the start of a new branch of the family while entirely on-brand, by building the most luxurious electric vehicle yet.

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New Mercedes-Benz S-Class PHEV produces 14.1-36.2% lower CO2 emissions that predecessor

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Over the entire lifecycle (with use over 300,000 kilometers and recycling), the new plug-in hybrid Mercedes-Benz S 580 e ( earlier post ) produces around 14.1 charging with European power mix) or 36.2 percent (hydroelectric power) lower CO?

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Polestar developing its own electric motors, batteries, electrical architecture

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Polestar isn't messing around. The company didn't exist in its current form a few years ago, and plans to go from zero sales in 2018 to 290,000 annual sales by 2025, with a break-even point by 2023 and profitability by 2025. Here's how.

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Toyota Motor North America selects Cerence Browse to bring search engine-level intelligence into cars

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Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) has selected Cerence Browse, Cerence’s AI-powered, cloud-based content domain, to bring the power and intelligence of internet search engines directly into Toyota and Lexus vehicles in its next-generation multimedia system.

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FREYR Battery awarded $3B, 31 GWh inaugural offtake agreement with leading global ESS provider

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FREYR Battery, a developer of clean, next-generation battery cell production capacity, has executed its inaugural offtake agreement for at least 31 GWh of low-carbon battery cells with an undisclosed, leading global publicly listed manufacturer and provider of energy storage systems (ESS).

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Tesla Holiday Update: New UI for Model 3 and Y, Light Show, blind spot camera improvements & more


Just a few days before Christmas, Tesla is kicking off the holidays with a bang. This year’s Holiday Update includes a few fun surprises for Tesla owners, including new games and a few other fun features. . Teslascope , a Tesla software update tracker service, has shared that the 2021.44.25

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NXP and Foxconn Industrial Internet partner to accelerate automotive innovation

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NXP Semiconductors, a leading automotive semiconductor company, has announced a strategic partnership with Foxconn Industrial Internet (FII), a subsidiary of Hon Hai, to transform the car into the ultimate edge device. NXP will provide FII with its comprehensive portfolio of automotive technologies. The initial phase of the joint project will focus on the development of a full digital cockpit solution, based on the NXP i.MX 8 QuadMax.

Elon Musk’s 2021 taxes equates to over $1.5 million for every day he’s been a US citizen


Elon Musk has confirmed on Twitter that his 2021 tax bill will be around $11 billion, thanks to his sale of Tesla stock this year. This amount may not be enough to satisfy the CEO’s staunchest critics, but $11 billion is no joke. It does equate, after all, to Elon Musk paying over $1.5

Audi boosting investments in future vehicle projects to 2026 to €37B, €18B for electrification and hybridization alone

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With its investment planning for the next five years, Audi is accelerating the transition toward becoming a provider of networked and sustainable premium mobility. In particular, advance payments for future vehicle projects are being increased once again, with a sum total of about €37 billion. Of this, Audi is earmarking about €18 billion for electrification and hybridization alone, thereby emphasizing its clear commitment to electromobility.

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Tesla launches Free off-peak Holiday Supercharging around the U.S.


Tesla has launched Free Holiday Supercharging during off-peak hours for the Holiday Season. From December 23 to December 26, Tesla will offer free Supercharging in various locations across the U.S. when charging before 10 AM or after 7 PM.

Kati to cut its carbon footprint by half at Keliber’s lithium drilling site by using Neste renewable fuel oil

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Oy Kati Ab, a long-term drilling contractor of Keliber, a company developing a European lithium project ( earlier post ), has started to use Neste MY Non Road Diesel renewable fuel oil in the drill rig at Keliber’s exploration site in Central Ostrobothnia. The measure will reduce the emissions caused by drilling by more than 50%. Neste introduced Neste MY Non Road Diesel—suitable for construction, forest machine contracting, agriculture and heating—to the market in January 2021.

SpaceX rolls out rare new Falcon 9 booster for last launch of 2021


SpaceX has rolled out a rare new Falcon 9 booster for the company’s last launch of 2021, highlighting just how pervasive the company’s rocket reusability has become.

Tesla removes new Roadster pricing, appears to have sold out $250,000 Founders series


Tesla has removed pricing information for the new Roadster and stopped taking reservations for the $250,000 Founders Series version. more… The post Tesla removes new Roadster pricing, appears to have sold out $250,000 Founders series appeared first on Electrek.

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GM Bolt EV, EUV production shutdown extends to end of February


General Motors recently noted that the Chevy Bolt EV and EUV’s production shutdown at the GM Lake Orion Assembly Plant has now been extended to at least the end of February 2022. Production activities in the plant have been halted since the end of August 2021. .

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Tesla releases big holiday update with TikTok app, UI changes, and more


Tesla has started to release its big ‘holiday’ software update with TikTok integration in Tesla Theater, several UI changes, and more. more… The post Tesla releases big holiday update with TikTok app, UI changes, and more appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla FSD Beta 10.7 gets one-pedal driving, smoother slowdowns


Tesla may be targeting the release of FSD Beta 10.8 on Tuesday together with the company’s fun Holiday Update, but this has not stopped the EV maker from releasing FSD Beta 10.7 this past weekend nonetheless. And despite its impending quick replacement with v10.8,

Tesla says it has put 2017 battery packs in brand new 2021 cars in strange warning


Tesla has been adding a strange new warning about putting battery packs as old as 2017 in brand new 2021 Model 3 vehicles for sale. more… The post Tesla says it has put 2017 battery packs in brand new 2021 cars in strange warning appeared first on Electrek.

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Elon Musk says Tesla’s valuation is high, but has a good reason for why it’s justified


If you ask anyone in the past two years who has invested money into the stock market, it is likely that the word “Tesla” will come up at one point or another.

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Tesla Model Ys spotted at Gigafactory Berlin, but production approval still uncertain


Several Tesla Model Y vehicles have been spotted at Gigafactory Berlin. Production has been expected to start any day, but official environmental approval is still uncertain.

First Rivian R1S delivered to CEO RJ Scaringe, full volume production in 2022


Rivian kicked off R1S SUV deliveries with a handover to CEO RJ Scaringe and CFO Claire McDonough. The Rivian R1S’ deliveries reveal the company’s forward-moving progress to become an established EV maker in the industry.

Tesla releases new Full Self-Driving Beta update (10.7) with improved phantom braking and efficiency


Tesla has started to release a new Full Self-Driving Beta software update (10.7) that improves the situation with “phantom braking” and even helps the FSD beta be more energy efficient. more… The post Tesla releases new Full Self-Driving Beta update (10.7)

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Chargers at DOT Open to Public

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Chargers for DOT and Public Those driving by the CT Department of Transportation campus in Newington may have noticed a bank of chargers looking like the one in the picture at the top of the. Read more. Blog Electric Vehicles News CT Department of Transportation DOT EVSE Public Chargers

These were the top 5 biggest electric bike news stories of 2021


Electric bicycles have positively exploded in popularity this year. You don’t have to take our word for it – you can see that e-bike sales numbers are off the charts. Consumer interest in electric bikes continues to grow, and more riders are pounding the pavement and the dirt than ever before.

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Canoo To Build First EV In 2022 In Arkansas, Not The Netherlands


EV startup has backed out of the contract manufacturing deal with Dutch company VDL Nedcar for the electric compact minivan

The real reason Joe Manchin is sabotaging the US clean energy plan


Coal investor US Senator Joe Manchin III (D-WV) opposes his own political party’s clean energy program.

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Polestar Developing Own 636 HP Motor And Two-Speed Gearbox


It will be used in vehicles underpinned by a new 800V architecture jointly developed with Volvo and Lotus

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Joyzis 300Wh portable backup battery review: Extra power at half the cost!


I recently had the chance to test out a new portable backup battery from a company I hadn’t heard of before: Joyzis. The company sent me its BR300 model to test out for my daily use needs.

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Gigantism Is a Never-Ending Temptation for Engineers and Designers

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There is a fundamental difference between what can be designed and built and what makes sense. History provides a lesson in the shape of record-setting behemoths that have never since been equaled.

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Graphite will be in deficit from 2022 – here’s what EV battery makers need to do to secure the critical mineral


As the electric car revolution ramps up, so does the need for critical minerals used in batteries, such as graphite. According to Benchmark Mineral Intelligence , there will be a global graphite deficit starting in 2022, and demand from the battery sector is expected to rise 30% annually until 2030.

Watch BMW X5 PHEV Rescue Stranded Tesla Model 3 By Tow Charging It


The EV had reached a defective charger in a cold, remote place with 0% SoC, so tow charging was the only option

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Renogy’s ultra-flexible 100W 12V solar panel falls to $145, more in New Green Deals


If you’re looking to expand your on-the-go power setup, then Renogy’s 100W solar panel is a great buy. The ultra-flexible design allows for up to a 248-degree arc and makes it a great choice for uneven surfaces.

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2024 Hyundai Ioniq 7 Stays True To Seven Concept In This Rendering


The Ioniq 7 midsize three-row electric SUV should be heavily inspired by Hyundai's Seven Concept, at least on the outside

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Here’s every electric vehicle that currently qualifies for the US federal tax credit


As sales of electric vehicles continue to surge, many new and prospective customers have questions about qualifying for federal tax credit on electric vehicles.

Plug-in Car Grant cut again

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Plug-in Car Grant cut and eligibility criteria changed

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