Tue.Jan 18, 2022

Toyota Motor Europe delivers 6 fuel cell modules for FCH2Rail project

Green Car Congress

The FCH2RAIL project, already launched in January 2021, is developing emission-free bi-modal trains, which combine normal track use and emission-free rail travel without overhead lines.

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CATL rolls out one-minute EV battery swapping solution, entire business around it

Green Car Reports

Battery swapping, once considered a solution that had been outmoded by the capability for faster road-trip charging, is back—with the world’s largest battery supplier CATL onboard and launching an entire business around it.

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DOE: MY 2021 all-electric vehicles had a median driving range about 60% that of gasoline-powered vehicles

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According to the US Department of Energy (DOE) Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO), for the 2021 model year, the median driving range of all-electric vehicles (EV) was 234 miles while the median range for gasoline vehicles was 403 miles.

Battery electric car sales finally overtook the diesel institution in Europe

Green Car Reports

Battery-electric car sales overtook diesel for the first time in Europe, the Financial Times reported Sunday. This is an important milestone, as diesel has been the default choice for European car buyers for decades.

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bp and EnBW successful in ScotWind offshore wind bid; potential generating capacity of 2.9GW, up to £10B of investment

Green Car Congress

bp and EnBW have been awarded a lease option off the east coast of Scotland to develop a major offshore wind project to be known as Morven. The award was made in the highly competitive ScotWind leasing round, the results of which were announced by Crown Estate Scotland. The approximately 860 km 2 lease is located around 60 km off the coast of Aberdeen.

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Battery swapping goes big, America's lithium restart, EVs pass diesels in Europe: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

CATL has a battery swapping solution that it claims will work on most electric cars. EVs pass diesel sales in Europe. And how did the U.S. end up so short on lithium? This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Lithium is essential for modern EVs, and the U.S. has large reserves of it.

EV Metals Group launches the Australian Lithium Alliance

Green Car Congress

EV Metals Group plc (EVM) launched the Australian Lithium Alliance, a strategic initiative to partner with Australian companies to accelerate exploration, development, mining, processing and production of lithium minerals.

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Toshiba launches high performance Ethernet PCIe bridge IC; 10 Gbps Ethernet ports for next-gen automotive networking

Green Car Congress

Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH has launched a new Ethernet bridge IC—the TC9563XBG—intended for use in automotive zonal-architecture, infotainment, telematics or gateways as well as industrial equipment.

SpaceX Falcon 9 booster becomes fourth to launch and land ten times

Teslarati

For the fourth time, a SpaceX Falcon 9 booster has successfully completed ten orbital-class launches and landings. A day later than planned, Falcon 9 booster B1060 lifted off from Kennedy Space Center’s Pad 39A at 9:02 pm EST (02:02 UTC) on Tuesday, January 18th.

PPG to supply Cellforce Group with new NMP-free cathode binder

Green Car Congress

Cellforce Group (CFG)—the joint venture between Porsche and CUSTOMCELLS ( earlier post )—has partnered with PPG, a global supplier of paints, coatings, and specialty materials. PPG will supply cathode binder systems which are free of N-Methylpyrrolidone (NMP) solvent, to the Cellforce Group. NMP, which is widely used in electrode manufacturing, has been identified as a reproductive hazard by several global regulatory agencies.

Elon Musk says tracking his travel plans has become ‘a security issue’

Teslarati

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has stated that tracking his travel plans has become “a security issue” after rumors that he would fly to Germany to visit Gigafactory Berlin this past weekend surfaced. The rumors were untrue.

Efficient recovery of lithium from spent LiFePO4 batteries via air oxidation–water leaching at room temperature

Green Car Congress

Researchers in China report using air oxidation–water leaching to recover lithium selectively from spent LiFePO 4 (LFP) material, in which the high leaching efficiency of lithium and the good separation effect of lithium and iron were achieved simultaneously. An open-access paper on their work is published in the RSC journal Green Chemistry.

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SpaceX fully installs Super Heavy booster’s ‘aerocovers’

Teslarati

For the first time, SpaceX has more or less installed a full set of ‘aerocovers’ on a Super Heavy booster prototype.

Tesla driver is charged with vehicular manslaughter after running a red light on Autopilot

Electrek

A Tesla driver has been charged with two counts of vehicular manslaughter after running a red light on Autopilot – this is likely the first time that a driver is charged with a felony for something that happened while using semi-autonomous driving features available to customers.

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Tesla raises Full Self-Driving Capability’s price to $12,000

Teslarati

Tesla has raised the price of its Full Self-Driving Capability to $12,000. The adjustment comes less than two years since the company raised FSD’s price from $8,000 to $10,000 back in 2020. . The recent price increase was initially announced by CEO Elon Musk on Twitter earlier this month.

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Sold-out Swedish Jetson ONE personal eVTOL set for delivery in 2022

Electrek

Though still young, 2022 is shaping up to be monumental for Swedish flying car developer Jetson, which plans to deliver the first series of its one-passenger personal electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicle later this year, then turn to outside investors to help scale activity.

Tesla China highlights its customer service efforts and ratings in new video

Teslarati

Tesla has recently released a video highlighting its efforts to provide excellent after-sales service to its customers in China.

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Embraer trademarks Energia name for electric, hybrid aircraft line

Electrek

Following an initial refusal by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Brazilian aerospace firm Embraer has filed trademark applications covering its upcoming Energia family of new low-emission and zero-emission electrified aircraft.

Tesla’s importance lies in global auto market, not just EVs following record year: Jefferies

Teslarati

Tesla’s importance as an automotive company is undoubtedly one of the most crucial in the storied history of car manufacturing.

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Proterra announces long-term supply agreement to provide battery tech to Nikola Tre trucks

Electrek

EV technology company Proterra continues to expand its rolodex of commercial EV customers, as Nikola Corporation has recently joined the fold. As part of a new multi-year supply agreement, Proterra will provide its proprietary battery technology to power Nikola’s Tre BEVs and FCEVs.

GM’s Chevy Bolt plant gets $1.3 billion tax rebate to ramp EV production

Teslarati

Orion Township approved General Motors’ (GM) request for a tax rebate on its proposed $1.3 billion investment to expand the Orion Assembly Plant, the facility that makes the Chevy Bolt. The Orion Assembly Plant will also produce GM’s other electric vehicles. .

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New clean energy is reducing US electricity generation from natural gas, coal

Electrek

The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) has forecast in its January Short-Term Energy Outlook that rising electricity generation from clean energy such as solar and wind will reduce generation from fossil fuel-fired power plants over the next two years.

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A First: An AI System Has Been Named An Inventor

Cars That Think

The South African patent office made history in July when it issued a patent that listed an artificial intelligence system as the inventor. The patent is for a food container that uses fractal designs to create pits and bulges in its sides.

Tesla is beating German automakers on their own turf even without Giga Berlin – Should they be scared?

Electrek

German auto data for 2021 shows that Tesla is beating German automakers on their own turf when it comes to electric vehicles. That’s even without Gigafactory Berlin, which has yet to start production. Should they be scared?

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US: Median Range Of 2021 Gasoline Vehicles Is 72% Higher Than BEVs

InsideEVs

The range of the top electric models (with the highest range), recently exceeded the median of the gasoline vehicle's range

Ahead of Nasdaq listing, Gogoro battery-swapping network raises millions more in SPAC deal

Electrek

Late last year, it was announced that the battery-swapping Goliath known as Gogoro is going public on the Nasdaq stock exchange in a monumental deal that was set to value the company at around US $2.3 billion.

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Rimac Technology Starts Operating As Standalone EV Components Unit

InsideEVs

Mate Rimac has "huge ambitions" for Rimac Technology, which will build "tens of thousands high-performance systems per year by 2024

Tesla increases Full Self-Driving package price to $12,000, but not its monthly subscription service

Electrek

Tesla has increased the price of its Full Self-Driving Capability (FSD) package to $12,000 as previously announced last week. Interestingly, it looks like the automaker decided not to increase the price of its FSD monthly subscription service.

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SemaConnect Joins Top Automotive Experts at SAE International’s Government/Industry Meeting

Sema Connect

Top electric vehicle charging company will present insights and exhibit EV charging solutions at the annual meeting for government, policy, and automakers.

Elon Musk to visit Tesla Gigafactory Berlin next month, hinting at start of production

Electrek

Elon Musk confirmed that he will be visiting Tesla Gigafactory Berlin in “mid-February” – hinting at the potential start of production, which is still awaiting government approval.

The Gap Between Tesla And Its Rivals Is Widening

InsideEVs

By the middle of 2022, it will be interesting to see if Tesla or its German rivals sell more cars per quarter

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CATL officially launches EVOGO battery swap brand alongside chocolate-inspired battery blocks

Electrek

Following confirmation of a new brand catered to battery swaps, CATL subsidiary CAES officially unveiled its EVOGO swap solution.

How Universities Can Benefit From Adding EV Charging Stations to Campus

Sema Connect

EV charging stations are specifically beneficial to university, college, and other school communities. Here are a few benefits for your campus. The post How Universities Can Benefit From Adding EV Charging Stations to Campus appeared first on Smart Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations.

Blink to deploy Level 2 EV chargers at GM dealerships across North America

Electrek

Blink Charging Co. announced it will be supplying its IQ 200 Level 2 EV chargers to participating GM dealerships across the US and Canada.

Electric Vehicles for Renters: Getting Landlords to Act

Energy Institute at HAAS

My experience managing a rental property illustrates barriers to electric vehicle charging and ways to overcome them. Go for a walk in a dense urban area, like where I live … Continue Reading Electric Vehicles for Renters: Getting Landlords to Act. Uncategorized featured

Aussie truckers facing AdBlue crisis are latest unexpected EV advocates

Electrek

In a response to the AdBlue shortage that’s sidelined scores of diesel delivery trucks, the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has joined up with the Electric Vehicle Council (EVC) to urge rapid policy reforms that would accelerate the nation’s transition to a zero-emissions trucking future.

Musk: FSD Beta Has Had Zero Accidents Since Its Oct. 2020 Launch

InsideEVs

While that's impressive if accurate, a lot of credit has to go to testers who are being extra careful while using it

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