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Lotus reveals new lightweight chassis technology for new family of EVs

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Just weeks after Lotus confirmed it will be launching a new family of EV performance cars, it has revealed the new lightweight chassis technology that will underpin the electric sports car in the range.

GM motor details, Ford battery recycling, Lotus’ lightweight EV platform: Today’s Car News

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General Motors outlined what will help give its upcoming Ultium motors and drive systems efficiency and performance. Lotus shows off its upcoming lightweight EV platform. And Ford is thinking big about battery recycling. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.


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Lyten introduces next generation Lithium-Sulfur battery for EVs; 3X energy density of Li-ion

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Lyten , an advanced materials company, introduced its LytCell EV lithium-sulfur (Li-S) battery platform. The technology is optimized for the electric vehicle market and is designed to deliver three times (3X) the gravimetric energy density of conventional lithium-ion batteries.

Lotus reveals lightweight basis for electric sports car, other future EVs

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Lotus on Tuesday revealed the platform for a planned electric sports car, codenamed Type 135, due in 2026. Following Lotus founder Colin Chapman's maxim "simplify, and add lightness," the new platform emphasizes weight reduction.

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Argonne white paper outlines battery and R&D requirements for electric aviation

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A new white paper published by the Argonne National Laboratory Collaborative Center for Energy Storage Science (ACCESS) outlines a clear set of battery requirements and research and development needs to accelerate the commercialization of electric propulsion for aviation—from air taxis in the near term to 737 class aircraft in the long term.

Aiming for circular supply chain, Ford partners with former Tesla co-founder's company

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Ford on Wednesday announced plans to partner with Tesla co-founder J.B. Straubel's Redwood Materials on battery recycling. The plan is for recycled materials to be fed back into the United States EV battery supply chain, creating a so-called "closed loop," according to a Ford press release.

MAHLE Powertrain and Allotrope Energy unveil lithium-carbon battery technology with ultra-fast recharging

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MAHLE Powertrain and Allotrope Energy have unveiled a new battery technology which offers ultra-fast recharging coupled with good power density.

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YASA spin-out Evolito launches as a business with electric motors for aviation

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YASA spin-out Evolito , a new company developing and manufacturing direct- and indirect-drive electric motors and power electronics for aerospace applications, launched publicly as a privately-owned business.

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Equipmake and Beulas unveil electric double decker bus with 543 kWh battery, 250 mile range


Spanish bus builder Beulas has teamed up with electric powertrain manufacturer Equipmake to create the Jewel E, an electric double-decker bus that will begin service in London.

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E.ON and Volkswagen introduce fast charger with storage battery

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and Volkswagen have introduced the E.ON Drive Booster, built by Volkswagen Group Components in operation. As a flexible fast charger, it requires no civil engineering work or adjustments to the grid connection and can charge two electric vehicles simultaneously with up to 150 kW.

Tesla is in talks with Samsung to produce its next-gen Full Self-Driving chip


According to a new report from Korea, Tesla is currently in talks with Samsung Electronics to produce its next-gen Full Self-Driving chip. The new chip is expected to first launch in the Tesla Cybertruck next year.

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Ford, Redwood Materials partner on closed-loop battery recycling, US supply chain; Ford invests $50M

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Ford Motor Company and Redwood Materials are collaborating to build out battery recycling and a domestic battery supply chain for electric vehicles.

Norway bans gas cars in 2025. But trends point toward 100% EV sales as early as April


Norway is ahead of the game in EV sales, with gasoline’s share of the new car market vanishing more and more every month, faster than almost anyone outside of Electrek ‘s Slack channel could have predicted.

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General Motors and Amazon to offer OnStar Emergency Service at home

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General Motors and Amazon plan to introduce the OnStar Guardian skill for Amazon Alexa, a new feature that will provide a voice-enabled connection to Emergency-Certified OnStar Advisors at home through compatible Alexa-enabled devices. The OnStar Guardian skill for Amazon Alexa is part of the OnStar Guardian platform, which aims to help keep people safe no matter where they are located.

SpaceX installs Mechazilla ‘claw’ on Starship launch tower


In the latest chapter of SpaceX’s Starship launch tower chronicle, the company has rolled a claw-like component to the pad and attached the device to the end of the tower’s newly installed Starship ‘quick disconnect’ arm.

6K raises $51M to accelerate advanced battery material development and global expansion of additive manufacturing powders

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6K, a developer of microwave plasma technology for the production of advanced materials for energy storage and additive manufacturing powders ( earlier post ), closed a $51M Series C financing round. With this investment, 6K will complete its Battery Development Center of Excellence, adding 33,000 sq ft of state-of-the-art product development space and doubling its 6K Energy team.

Volvo goes leather-free in all its EVs as part of new sustainability report


Following a recent report outlining the future of sustainable luxury materials, Volvo Cars has committed to outfitting all of its upcoming electric vehicles with leather-free materials.

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Vertical Aerospace, Marubeni to explore the introduction of eVTOL in Japan; conditional pre-order option for 200 units

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Vertical Aerospace, a British eVTOL manufacturer, and Marubeni Corporation, a leading Japanese integrated trading and investment business conglomerate have reached an agreement to explore Advanced Aerial Mobility (AAM) travel solutions focused on the application of Vertical’s flagship electric aircraft, the VA-X4 ( earlier post ), in the Japanese market. Marubeni has also agreed a conditional pre-order option of up to 200 of Vertical’s aircraft.

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After losing dealers over its electric move, Cadillac is now gaining new ones


Cadillac has lost around one-fifth of its dealers after it announced that it is going all-electric , but now it is actually gaining new dealers interested in the transition. more… The post After losing dealers over its electric move, Cadillac is now gaining new ones appeared first on Electrek.

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk explains why Blue Origin’s Starship lawsuit makes no sense


For the first time since SpaceX competitor Blue Origin took NASA to federal court after losing a Moon lander contract to Starship and a protest over that loss, unsealed documents have finally revealed the argument Jeff Bezos’ space startup is focusing on in court.

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The refrigerant industry asked for HFC phase-out, and the EPA just delivered [Update]


Rivian R1T prototype involved in strange accident with two parked vehicles


A Rivian R1T prototype was involved in a strange accident involving two parked vehicles in a California lot. According to eyewitnesses, the R1T mounted a curb and traveled at least 50 feet before colliding with a Mercedes-Benz S Class and a Ford Explorer.

Kia EV6 review – This electric car is out of this world [Video]


Among the legacy car makers, there are surely no brands whose stock has risen as sharply, amid the transition to EV, as Korean sister companies Kia and Hyundai. more… The post Kia EV6 review – This electric car is out of this world [Video] appeared first on Electrek.

Tesla Megafactory for Megapack production breaks ground in Lathrop, CA


Tesla has broken ground on its first Megafactory in Lathrop, California. The facility will produce Tesla’s Megapack, a large-scale energy storage product utilized by sizeable sustainable energy products to store excessive amounts of energy produced from solar panels.

Tesla is fighting the auto industry over fuel economy standards


Tesla is fighting the rest of the auto industry in the US over respecting the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) requirements set back in 2016. more… The post Tesla is fighting the auto industry over fuel economy standards appeared first on Electrek.

Tesla Model 3 ground clearance issues slow launch in India


Tesla’s Model 3 sedan has a ground clearance that is too low for Indian roads, according to a new report. The vehicle’s low body design may slow its launch in India, where the sedan has been testing for nearly two months.

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Workhorse’s new CEO halts electric van deliveries and recalls others over safety concerns


Workhorse Group has announced an immediate halt to all sales and deliveries of its C-1000 electric truck, citing that it found a previous report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) unreliable.

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Tesla bull and ARK CEO Cathie Wood names her price to sell $TSLA holdings


Tesla bull and ARK Invest CEO Cathie Wood has finally revealed what price $TSLA stock would have to hit for her investment firm to unload its shares of the electric automaker’s stock.

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Quick Charge Podcast: September 23, 2021


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: September 23, 2021 appeared first on Electrek.

Audi e-tron GT & RS e-tron GT electric cars launched in India

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Audi e-tron GT & RS e-tron GT electric cars launched in India. Audi a German luxury carmaker has launched the Audi e-tron GT and the RS e-tron GT in India. The Audi e-tron GT and RS e-tron GT are now on sale in India. The e-tron GT is priced at Rs 1.80

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Unagi launches game-changing dual-motor, full-suspension electric scooter with huge tech


Unagi has just unveiled a paradigm-shifting electric scooter that flips the script on how full-suspension electric scooters should look and function.

Hyundai Set To Offer 23 EVs By 2025, More Than Any Other Brand


If we take automakers' promises of EV launches at face value, the Hyundai brand will have the biggest electric vehicle lineup

EGEB: Minnesota wins by compromising over a wind and solar farm and a historic site


In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): A big clean energy project will go forward in Minnesota without impacting an ancient site. Ørsted completes a 227 MW solar farm in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, for Facebook.

How the U.S. Army Is Turning Robots Into Team Players

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This article is part of our special report on AI, “ The Great AI Reckoning. ” "I should probably not be standing this close," I think to myself, as the robot slowly approaches a large tree branch on the floor in front of me.

This fat tire e-bike lets you cruise around this fall at $1,099, more in New Green Deals


Ready to hit the road this fall? Well, the AOSTIRMOTOR electric bike is a great way to do that at $1,099. That’s a $200 discount and allows you to ride around at up to 28MPH without using any gas or oil. Plus, you’ll find discounts on electric lawn mowers and much more below, as well.

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Aura Electric Roadster Envisions The Driver's Car Of The Future


Built by four UK companies with funding from the British government, the street-legal Aura prototype is an enticing 400-mile range EV

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Drive Electric Week starts Saturday Sept. 25 with online and in-person events


Drive Electric Week kicks off this Saturday with over 200 online and in-person events celebrating electric vehicles. Events will be held for the next two weekends, from September 25th through October 3rd.