Fri.Apr 02, 2021

AVZ signs binding SC6 offtake agreement with major Chinese lithium converter Yibin Tianyi, supplier to CATL

Green Car Congress

Australia-based AVZ Minerals Limited has secured a strategic, long-term offtake partner agreement with Yibin Tianyi Lithium Industry Co., for the supply of spodumene concentrate (SC6) from the Manono Lithium and Tin Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Mercedes ups its range number for EQS—and it might top Model S

Green Car Reports

At its annual meeting on Wednesday, Mercedes-Benz released a new, higher range figure of 770 kilometers (478 miles) for its upcoming EQS flagship sedan, which is scheduled to start production later this year.

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Fraunhofer team developing continuous rapid production line for fuel cell components

Green Car Congress

A team from Fraunhofer IPT is developing a continuous production line that will be able to process fuel cell components in cycles lasting just seconds. The pilot line is set to be presented at the Hannover Messe Digital Edition from 12-16 April 2021.

Ford Mustang Mach-E moving quickly off dealer lots, sales on pace with early estimates

Green Car Reports

Initial sales results for the Ford Mustang Mach-E electric SUV are tracking with early estimates, and are attracting new customers to the Ford brand, the automaker's first-quarter 2021 sales results show. Ford said it moved 6,614 vehicles off U.S. dealership lots in Q1.

ZeroAvia secures additional $24.3M to launch development of 2MW hydrogen-electric powertrain for regional aircraft

Green Car Congress

ZeroAvia is launching the development program for a 2MW hydrogen-electric powertrain for full-size regional aircraft. The program kick-off is supported by a new raise of $24.3 million, led by Horizons Ventures, joined by a new investor: British Airways.

Could free-piston range extenders broaden the electric-truck horizon?

Green Car Reports

A new kind of internal-combustion range extender for electric vehicles skips crankshafts and camshafts entirely, with packaging that could more easily coexist with battery packs. The UK firm Libertine last month announced that it has been awarded 2.6 million British pounds (about $3.6

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Toyota and Beijing SinoHytec form JV to produce and sell FCRD fuel cell systems for commercial vehicles

Green Car Congress

Toyota Motor Company and Beijing SinoHytec have established a joint venture company to promote the commercial vehicle fuel cell system industry in China. The planned joint venture will be based in Beijing and named Toyota SinoHytec Fuel Cell (FCTS).

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Optodot awarded new patent for Electrode Coated Separator technology

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Optodot Corporation has added a new US patent to its portfolio of more than 90 pending and issued battery patents worldwide. This new IP is directed to Optodot’s NanoPore Electrode Coated Separator (ECS) technology, defining an advanced design and manufacturing option for next?generation

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2022 Mercedes EQS: 12 things to know about the first real Model S fighter

Green Car Reports

It’s been nearly nine years since the first delivery of the Tesla Model S and, love it or not, it’s a template that the 2022 Mercedes EQS has to stand up to.

IDTechEx comments on Volkswagen’s long-term, high-manganese cathode strategy

Green Car Congress

During Volkswagen’s recent Power Day ( earlier post ), the company referred to a long-term strategy of using high-manganese cathodes for its volume segment. This is a prominent role for a chemistry not currently in widespread use, according to market research firm IDTechEx.

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Tesla releases Q1 2021 delivery results: massive new record of 185,000 cars

Electrek

Tesla has released today its Q1 2021 delivery and production results, and as expected, the automaker has achieved record deliveries for a first quarter, but it also went way beyond that.

Ørsted proposes to develop one of the world’s largest renewable hydrogen plants: SeaH2Land

Green Car Congress

Ørsted, the world’s leading offshore wind developer, together with the major industrial companies in the North Sea Port cluster, have launched the SeaH2Land vision for a gigawatt scale project to reduce carbon emissions in the Dutch-Flemish industrial cluster with renewable hydrogen.

Tesla Model 3 becomes more popular as NYC yellow cab

Electrek

The Tesla Model 3 is becoming more popular as a yellow cab in New York City as more people adopt the electric car after doing the math. more… The post Tesla Model 3 becomes more popular as NYC yellow cab appeared first on Electrek. Electrek

Chart Industries invests $25M for 5% stake in Transform Materials; strategic commercial hydrogen MOU

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Chart Industries Inc., a leading global manufacturer of liquefaction and cryogenic equipment serving multiple applications in the clean energy and industrial gas end markets, including hydrogen, has invested $25 million in Transform Materials for 5% of its equity.

Elon Musk: Tesla is still hoping to build retro diner at new Santa Monica Supercharger station

Electrek

Tesla is apparently still planning to build a 1950s-style diner at a new Santa Monica Supercharger station. more… The post Elon Musk: Tesla is still hoping to build retro diner at new Santa Monica Supercharger station appeared first on Electrek. Electrek

Roskill: Myanmar crisis set to disrupt rare earth supply availability

Green Car Congress

On 1 February 2021, a coup d’état in Myanmar brought down the civilian government and imposed military rule. The coup and resulting state of emergency quickly resulted in concerns in China over metal and mineral supplies from its neighbor. Myanmar is the world’s third-biggest miner of tin and in 2020 accounted for more than 95% of China’s imports of tin concentrate, used by smelters to make refined tin for circuit-board soldering. China’s overall import reliance is 30-35%.

Tesla (TSLA) sets new records with with 184k vehicle deliveries in Q1 2021

Teslarati

Tesla ( NASDAQ:TSLA ) has released its first quarter vehicle production and delivery report, revealing that the company has achieved yet another record Q1. Over the course of the first quarter, Tesla was able to produce a total of 180,338 vehicles and deliver a total of 184,800 cars.

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Faraday Institution commits a further $31M to battery research to deliver commercial impact

Green Car Congress

The UK’s Faraday Institution announced a £22.6-million (US$31-million) commitment to build on its momentum in four key research challenges: extending battery life; battery modelling; recycling and reuse; and solid-state batteries. Also, a focused research project on battery safety has been assembled, integrating research previously carried out in several different projects. The £22.6

Extreme E kicks off this weekend with first electric off-road race in the desert

Electrek

Extreme E , the new electric off-road racing series, begins this weekend with its inaugural race, the Desert X Prix, in the deserts of Al-‘Ula, Saudi Arabia. The race itself happens on Sunday at 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. UTC (3 a.m. PDT, 6 a.m. EDT, 1 p.m.

Elon Musk confirms major Tesla Santa Monica Supercharger: 50’s-style diner, drive-in movie clips

Teslarati

Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed earlier today that the City of Santa Monica would be the location of a new Supercharger location. The fresh Supercharger may include a 50’s Diner and clips from the 100 best movies of all-time, Musk added.

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Audi e-tron electric SUV gains momentum with price cut and range increase

Electrek

The Audi e-tron electric SUV was off to a slow start, but it is now gaining momentum in the US with the 2021 model year getting a price cut and range increase. more… The post Audi e-tron electric SUV gains momentum with price cut and range increase appeared first on Electrek. Electrek

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SpaceX speeds up work on new Starship with “hundreds” of upgrades

Teslarati

Beginning almost immediately after Starship SN11’s midair explosion earlier this week, SpaceX has accelerated work on a new Starship prototype upgraded with “hundreds of improvements.”

Nissan releases update of Ariya electric crossover testing ahead of production

Electrek

Nissan has released an update with new footage of the Ariya electric crossover test program ahead of the start of production later this year. more… The post Nissan releases update of Ariya electric crossover testing ahead of production appeared first on Electrek. Electrek

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2022 Mercedes EQS: 12 things to know about the first real Model S alternative

Green Car Reports

It’s been nearly nine years since the first delivery of the Tesla Model S and, love it or not, it’s a template that the 2022 Mercedes EQS has to stand up to.

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Cadillac Lyriq prototype begins road testing

Electrek

An executive for Cadillac revealed the image today, announcing that prototype versions of the Lyriq had begun hitting roads. The Lyriq will be the first all-electric SUV to debut for the Cadillac brand, and these prototypes are one step closer to its full production next year.

Tesla seemingly does the most Elon Musk thing ever by drawing a giant “doge” in the Giga Texas site

Teslarati

Elon Musk is known for many things. Apart from being a noted innovator with a penchant for attempting what is otherwise conventionally considered impossible, Musk is also known for his witty and sarcastic humor.

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EGEB: A 24-year-old Dutch wind farm is being decommissioned. Here’s what’s next

Electrek

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): The first-generation Irene Vorrink wind farm is coming down. What happens next? The SEC rules that Chevron must allow a shareholder proposal asking for a transparent account of how a net-zero by 2050 scenario will affect its operations and performance.

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Tesla’s Q1 ’21 Deliveries prove Elon Musk was right about the Model S and X in 2019

Teslarati

Tesla released its Production and Delivery figures for the first quarter of 2021 earlier today, and it proved that CEO Elon Musk was right about the Model S and Model X not being crucial to the company’s ultimate long-term growth.

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Mach-E and Tesla sales, EQS range, free-piston range extenders: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

The Mustang Mach-E electric SUV is as much of a sales hit as Ford had hoped. Mercedes-Benz ups its claims for EQS range. And free-piston range extenders could help make more trucks all-electric. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

KYMCO goes all in on Ionex electric scooters, hoping to unseat king Gogoro

Electrek

KYMCO is making a major update to the way the company markets its Ionex electric scooter line, hoping to cut into Gogoro’s massive share of the e-scooter market. more… The post KYMCO goes all in on Ionex electric scooters, hoping to unseat king Gogoro appeared first on Electrek. Electre

Internet-connected electric scooter in India launched at just Rs 47,000

Electric Vehicles India

Internet-connected electric scooter in India launched at just Rs 47,000.

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Canada Raising Awareness on Zero-Emission Vehicles

EV Obssesion

TORONTO, April 1, 2021 /CNW/ – The Government of Canada is committed to building a low-emissions energy future to strengthen the economy, create good jobs and support our proud energy workers. The Honorable Seamus O’Regan Jr.,

Real Life Energy Independence : Sustainable Living & Tata Nexon EV

Plug In India

By Atul Gopal Team PluginIndia visited a sustainable home called Amla belonging to Reva and Ranjan. They are attempting to go back to being natives of nature and to reconnect with the elements and mend the broken energy cycles. They also own a Tata Nexon EV.

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Stellantis Reveals Plug-In Hydrogen Fuel Cell Van

InsideEVs

The company intends to offer plug-in FCVs

Crazy or awesome? Reviewing the 2,000W Hero X8 full-suspension electric scooter

Electrek

The Hero X8 electric scooter from distributor Hero Rider USA may not look outrageous at first, but it hides a powerful secret. Or rather two powerful secrets in the form of dual 1,000W peak-rated motors that give the scooter whiplash acceleration. more… The post Crazy or awesome?

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Tesla Q1 Results Huge With No Model S, Musk Was Right Years Ago

InsideEVs

And, reportedly, Tesla Model S and Model X demand is very high at the moment

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Podcast: Tesla delivery record, Tesla Semi production, Kia EV6, and more

Electrek

This week on the Electrek Podcast , we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Tesla’s delivery record, Tesla Semi production, the new Kia EV6, and more.