Wed.Dec 29, 2021

China’s largest electric two-wheel vehicle manufacturer adopts Nidec in-wheel motor

Green Car Congress

Nidec Corporation announced that its in-wheel motor has been adopted for the first time for ???01(Huan 01(Huan Dian Shou 01), an electric motorcycle released by Yadea Group Holdings Ltd. in October 2021.

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Citroën turns Ami electric microcar into safari-chic vacation plaything

Green Car Reports

With its tidy proportions and low top speed, the Citroën Ami electric microcar seems most at home in urban areas. But the French automaker recently reimagined the Ami for a more rugged environment.

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MORAI to unveil cloud-based autonomous driving simulation technology at CES 2022

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MORAI , a developer of full-stack autonomous driving simulation technology, will unveil MORAI SIM Cloud, which uses the cloud to build a myriad of simulation environments without hardware restrictions and enable simultaneous testing, at CES 2022.

Here's why EV charging stations might not be as convenient as gas stations anytime soon

Green Car Reports

One of the biggest obstacles to mass EV adoption is that charging an electric car isn't as convenient as filling up with gasoline. And charging might not meet that level of convenience anytime soon.

NJ state Senate approves bill requiring New Jersey DEP to develop and implement electric school bus program

Green Car Congress

The full New Jersey state Senate approved legislation Monday that would require the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) to develop and implement an electric school bus program. The bill (S4077) , of which Senator Patrick J. Diegnan Jr., D-Middlesex, is the primary sponsor, would fund for three years the purchase of new electric school buses and the necessary charging infrastructure in a minimum of 18 New Jersey school districts.

The largest solar farm in Kentucky will be built on a former coal mine

Electrek

A 200 megawatt (MW) solar farm will be built on a former coal mine in eastern Kentucky. It will be the largest solar project in Kentucky and will provide employment opportunities for former coal workers.

Arrival begins proving ground trials of its electric bus

Green Car Congress

Arrival , the developer of a new method of design and production of affordable electric vehicles (EVs) by local microfactories, has started trials of the Arrival Bus at a testing facility (MIRA) in the UK. The vehicles will be going through rigorous validation and testing ahead of certification.

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Researchers propose new design principle for proton-conducting electrolytes in intermediate-temperature solid oxide fuel cells

Green Car Congress

The University of Michigan - Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (UM-SJTU JI,) Professor Qianli Chen and her collaborators are proposing a new design principle for perovskite materials with high proton conductivity for use as electrolyte materials in solid oxide fuel cells.

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Elon Musk turns CNBC host into a full-on “fanboy:” “If loving him is wrong, I don’t want to be right.”

Teslarati

To state that Elon Musk has critics is an understatement. A look at the online backlash from his sale of Tesla stock and his impending $11 billion tax bill for 2021 would prove it.

Berkeley Lab hosting virtual national energy storage summit in March

Green Car Congress

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is hosting the National Energy Storage Summit—Jumpstarting America’s Energy Storage Future on March 8-9, 2022 to discuss harnessing science, technology, and policy to accelerate energy storage solutions for the nation. This virtual event will include significant focus on lithium recovery and development of a domestic battery supply chain. The summit is free and open to the public but registration is required.

Elon Musk: Tesla Bot could develop a unique personality and become a companion

Electrek

Elon Musk says that he is considering Tesla Bot becoming more than just a humanoid robot to perform useful tasks but to have it potentially develop a unique personality and be a companion. He says Tesla Bot could make an “incredible buddy like C3PO or R2D2.”

SpaceX’s packed 2022 launch manifest ready to blow 2021 out of the water

Teslarati

On the heels of SpaceX’s last launch of 2021, which rounded out a record-breaking year and marked the 100th successful Falcon booster landing, the time has come to look at what the new year might hold for the world’s most prolific launch provider and its workhorse rockets.

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The US saw record wind turbine capacity installation in 2020

Electrek

More wind power capacity was installed in the US than any other generating technology in both 2019 and 2020, according to the US Energy Information Administration ( EIA ). UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates.

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Ford Mustang Mach-E, Tesla Model 3 to join NYPD, NYC agencies for Gov’t use

Teslarati

Update: The New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services also confirmed to Teslarati that it will purchase 250 Model 3 units for the New York City fleet. The contract for the Mustang Mach-E has been finalized.

Hyundai pauses Genesis hydrogen fuel cell project just days after ending ICE engines

Electrek

Hyundai has suspended development of their Genesis hydrogen fuel cell vehicle indefinitely, according to Chosun Ilbo. The news comes hot on the heels of Hyundai announcing an end to internal combustion engine development.

Sweden’s Northvolt reveals it has built the first lithium-ion battery cell in Europe

Teslarati

Swedish battery manufacturer Northvolt announced that on December 28th, it successfully produced the first lithium-ion battery cell to be designed, developed, and built completely in Europe by a homegrown company.

Tesla is sponsoring Formula SAE electric racing teams with free battery cells and more

Electrek

Tesla is going to start sponsoring Formula SAE electric racing teams with free battery cells and discounted hardware. The automaker has often hired former students who participated in these competitions.

CHEAPR Posts Lowest Numbers of the Year in November

EV Club of CT

This is the last post of the year for this blog and we wish all of our readers a happy and safe 2022! We hope to kick off our 2022 reporting on all things EV. Read more. Blog CHEAPR Data Electric Vehicles CHEAPR Rebates Nov 21 EV Club of CT

Northvolt announces start of battery cell production at its gigafactory in Sweden

Electrek

Northvolt becomes the first homegrown European battery company to achieve battery cell production in Europe with the first cells being assembled at its “Northvolt Ett” gigafactory in northern Sweden.

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Tesla Full Self Driving Beta Gone Wrong: 2 Wheels Destroyed

InsideEVs

Driver discourages use of the feature. Stay cautious

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Largest US e-bike company Rad Power Bikes reveals new price hikes across lineup

Electrek

Seattle-based Rad Power Bikes announced earlier this month that prices for its electric bicycles models would be increasing.

Mazda Says Potential MX-30 Buyers Already Own Longer-Range Cars

InsideEVs

This is an unusual way of defending the MX-30's disappointing 100-mile range

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Home Depot offers up to $549 off RYOBI outdoor lawn gear, more in New Green Deals

Electrek

Home Depot wants you to kick gas and oil to the curb in 2022, and to help with that, you’ll be able to save up to $549 on RYOBI battery-powered lawn tools today. Notably, the 21-inch snow blower is on sale for $599 and the 48V 42-inch riding mower is $549 off , among many other discounts.

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Genesis Has Reportedly Halted Its Hydrogen Fuel Cell Project

InsideEVs

The first FCV from Genesis was expected to launch in 2025, but we may never see it

Ola’s first electric scooter customers share worrying photos of production quality concerns

Electrek

Ola’s S1 and S1 Pro electric scooters were supposed to revolutionize the electric scooter industry. But now many of the first owners to receive their new scooters are sharing worrying details about quality concerns.

Ham Radio Jamming, Wireless Industry Battlegrounds, and IoT in Space

Cars That Think

Communications bring us all together, and people are always experimenting with new ways to communicate. Despite—or perhaps because of—the global pandemic, 2021 saw plenty of new innovations for communications technologies.

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TuSimple successfully operates 80-mile, autonomous semi-truck ride on public roads without a human present

Electrek

Autonomous driving technology company TuSimple announced that it has completed what it is calling the world’s first fully-autonomous semi-truck ride on open public roads without a human present in the vehicle and without human intervention.

In 1989, General Magic Saw the Future of Smartphones

Cars That Think

Sometimes a design is so perfectly representative of its time that to see it brings long-forgotten memories flooding back. The user interface of the Motorola Envoy does that for me, even though I never owned one, or indeed any personal digital assistant.

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Mazda says its first electric car is not so bad for buyers who also have a second car for long distance

Electrek

Mazda’s first electric car, the MX-30, is disappointing to many in the EV community due to its short range. Now, the Japanese automaker says that it is not so bad for buyers who also have a second car at home for longer travel.

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This Tesla Model S Cheaply Charges Fast On CCS At Electrify America

InsideEVs

Supercharger V2.5 With a modified CCS adapter, the 2,000-mile trip was completed without a glitch

Quick Charge Podcast: December 29, 2021

Electrek

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. more… The post Quick Charge Podcast: December 29, 2021 appeared first on Electrek.

UK: Company Wants To Put Gas-Powered EV Fast Chargers In Vans

InsideEVs

They argue that this solution is cost-effective and it no longer requires the vehicle with the charger to connect to the grid

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BYD J6 in Japan’s first all-electric public transit loop line

Electric Vehicles India

BYD J6 in Japan’s first all-electric public transit loop line. Recently, BYD, Keihan Bus Co., and Kansai Electric Power Co., announced that they had put 4 BYD J6 electric buses into service on Japan’s first all-electric public transit loop. BYD J6 electric buses.

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Elon Musk Is Done Exercising Options As Part Of Trading Plan

InsideEVs

Musk officially exercised all Tesla stock options expiring next year

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China Will Attempt First Carbon-Neutral Winter Olympics

Cars That Think

About 160 kilometers northwest of Beijing, the city of Zhangjiakou with its rugged terrain boasts some of the richest wind and solar resources in China.

VinFast Starts Customer Deliveries Of Its First EV In Vietnam

InsideEVs

The VF e34 electric small SUV offers an NEDC driving range of about 177 miles and comes with a battery rental program

Arrival Electric Buses, Senate Requires New Jersey DEP to Develop, Implement Electric School Bus Program

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