Tue.Jun 22, 2021

HYBRIT produces hydrogen-reduced sponge iron on pilot scale

Green Car Congress

SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall have now produced hydrogen-reduced sponge iron on a pilot scale. The technological breakthrough within the HYBRIT ( earlier post ) initiative cuts about 90% of the emissions in connection with steel production and is a decisive step on the road to fossil-free steel.

Audi says it will produce its last internal combustion engine by 2033, only launch new EVs by 2026

Electrek

Audi announced today that it will produce its last internal combustion engine in 2033 (if people are still buying them by then), and it will only launch new vehicles that are electric by 2026.

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Hyundai Motor Group completes acquisition of 80% of Boston Dynamics from Softbank

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Hyundai Motor Group, Boston Dynamics, Inc. and SoftBank Group Corp. announced the completion of Hyundai’s acquisition of a controlling interest in Boston Dynamics from SoftBank, following the receipt of regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.

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Tesla Model 3 SR Plus sold out in UK for Q2 despite zero EV purchase incentives

Teslarati

The Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus has sold out in the United Kingdom (UK) weeks before the end of the second quarter. Tesla’s inventory page in the UK shows that only Model 3 Long Range variants and Performance variants are available.

Zaragoza orders 68 Irizar e-mobility electric buses

Green Car Congress

The Zaragoza, Spain City Council is ordering 68 Irizar e-mobility electric buses—51 12-meter units and 17 articulated. These buses will be progressively incorporated into the service from the last half of next year and will be operated by Avanza.

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Morgan Stanley outlines Tesla’s 8 key drivers for further expansion

Teslarati

Recently, Morgan Stanley (MS) released a note on Tesla’s future capacity expansion. The note discussed key drivers that would push Tesla’s growth further in terms of model/segment and factory footprint. Each driver is discussed below.

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Rio Tinto to deploy world’s first fully autonomous water trucks at Gudai-Darri iron ore mine

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Rio Tinto will deploy the world’s first fully autonomous water trucks at its $2.6-billion Gudai-Darri iron ore mine in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.

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Toyota Research Institute reaches new technical milestones in robotics

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Toyota Research Institute (TRI) unveiled new robotics capabilities aimed at solving complex tasks in home environments.

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Tesla is launching ‘Tesla Energy’ in China, including Powerwall and solar

Electrek

Tesla announced that it is launching “Tesla Energy,” its energy division in China, starting with the Powerwall home battery pack. more… The post Tesla is launching ‘Tesla Energy’ in China, including Powerwall and solar appeared first on Electrek.

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Carbon nanomembrane prevents dendrite formation in Li-metal batteries, doubles lifetime

Green Car Congress

The energy density of traditional lithium-ion batteries is approaching a saturation point that cannot meet the demands of the future—in electric vehicles, for example. Lithium metal batteries can provide double the energy per unit weight when compared to lithium-ion batteries.

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Fisker and Magna sign long-term agreement, including production of Ocean SUV in fall 2022

Electrek

In a recent announcement, Fisker and Magna International Inc. have finalized a long-term manufacturing agreement. The binding agreement coincides with previous agreements between both parties regarding EV platform sharing and ADAS systems.

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Canada launches $1.5B Clean Fuels Fund with call for proposals

Green Car Congress

Canada has launched the $1.5-billion Clean Fuels Fund with a call for proposals for projects that increase Canada’s capacity to produce clean fuels. Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, made the announcement during the World Hydrogen Technologies Convention hosted by the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association and supported by the International Association for Hydrogen Energy.

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Miami-Dade goes big on electric buses and charging systems

Electrek

Miami-Dade County in Florida today announced it has bought 42 Proterra ZX5+ electric transit buses, featuring a total of 19 megawatt hours of battery storage capacity. The county also announced that it will install 75 Proterra chargers across three bus depots.

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NREL study finds most depot charging could accomodate short-haul heavy-duty electric trucks without upgrades

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Researchers from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), in collaboration with two electric utilities, recently examined the causes, costs and lead times of distribution system upgrades anticipated for depot charging of short-haul heavy-duty trucks in the United States.

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Popular electric motorcycle brand reopens orders, closes again 2 hours later after selling out

Electrek

Sales of electric motorcycles have been gaining traction all over the world, but Revolt’s RV400 might take the cake for quickest sellout. more… The post Popular electric motorcycle brand reopens orders, closes again 2 hours later after selling out appeared first on Electrek.

Study finds lead from leaded gasoline persists in London air despite ‘90s ban

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Lead levels in London’s atmosphere have dropped significantly since lead additives in gasoline were phased out, and currently meet UK air quality targets. However, despite this drop, airborne particles in London are still highly lead-enriched compared to natural background levels, according to new research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

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Tesla Model 3 dubbed by premier car hire firm as the EV “everybody wanted to drive”

Teslarati

The Tesla Model 3 has been described by European car hire company Virtuo as a vehicle that everyone wants to drive. Thanks to the pervading demand for the all-electric sedan from its user base, the car hire firm decided to add several dozens of Tesla Model 3s to its fleet. .

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Volvo Car Group and Northvolt to form JV for battery development & production for Volvo, Polestar EVs

Green Car Congress

Volvo Car Group intends to establish a joint venture with Swedish battery company Northvolt to develop and produce more sustainable batteries, tailored to power the next generation of pure electric Volvo and Polestar cars. As a first step for the 50/50 joint venture, Volvo Car Group and Northvolt aim to set up a research and development center in Sweden that will begin operations in 2022.

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Volvo plug-in hybrids tested; Volvo and Porsche make big battery plans: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Volvo announces a big battery factory for Europe. We bring you a drive of the XC90 Recharge plug-in hybrid and think about its connection to a future all-electric XC90. And Porsche is in the battery business. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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Volvo announces new 50 GWh battery gigafactory in Europe in partnership with Northvolt

Electrek

Volvo has announced a new 50 GWh battery cell gigafactory coming to Europe in partnership with Northvolt. more… The post Volvo announces new 50 GWh battery gigafactory in Europe in partnership with Northvolt appeared first on Electrek.

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SpaceX preparing salvo of polar Starlink launches from West and East coasts

Teslarati

SpaceX has unexpectedly filed regulatory documents requesting permission to perform at least half a dozen polar Starlink satellite launches from its East Coast facilities, hinting at a two-pronged approach as work continues to reactive SpaceX’s lone West Coast launch pad.

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Tesla signs deal with new home builder to outfit whole community with solar, Powerwall, and chargers

Electrek

Tesla has signed an agreement with new home builder Alset EHome to outfit a whole new community being built with Tesla solar panels, Powerwall, and electric vehicle chargers.

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Porsche plans to make its own electric car battery cells—for racing

Green Car Reports

As the Volkswagen Group pivots to battery manufacturing, Porsche is taking on a new niche—battery cells for racing.

EGEB: Lyft, DHL, IKEA, others call for net-zero new vehicles by 2030 – exclusive

Electrek

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): EV100 businesses call for strong US emissions standards and all new-vehicle sales to be net zero by 2030. Senator Jon Ossoff (D-GA) introduces legislation to rapidly boost US solar manufacturing.

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Review update: 2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge connects a big Swede to an electric commute

Green Car Reports

Volvo’s latest plug-in hybrids are resonating with shoppers. They look fantastic, satisfy drivers, and manage to offer up a nourishing experience without the garish gloss of some luxury alternatives. And after dropping prices on its PHEVs last year, they’re making up roughly 1 in 5 U.S.

Audi will phase out gas engines by 2033, reversing past stance of CEO

Teslarati

Audi will now phase out gas engines by the year 2033, CEO Markus Duesmann announced at the Berlin Climate Conference earlier today.

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Volvo-Northvolt battery factory will make cells for electric XC60 SUV

Green Car Reports

Volvo is partnering with fellow Swedish firm Northvolt on battery production. The two companies are launching a 50/50 joint venture that aims to start making batteries at a massive new factory in 2026.

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Chipotle launches cool new video game featuring Tesla Model 3, and you could win one

Teslarati

Chipotle is launching a new Rewards Exchange program by introducing a new video game called the “Chipotle Race to Rewards Exchange,” and the interactive game will feature a Tesla Model 3.

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Elon Musk Announces Upcoming Tesla Artificial Intelligence Day

InsideEVs

This comes after a fascinating video presentation from Andrej Karpathy, Tesla's Director of Artificial Intelligence

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Tesla China to launch Powerwall batteries and residential solar for domestic market

Teslarati

While Gigafactory Shanghai has been producing electric vehicles for the local Chinese market for over a year now, Tesla China’s operations have so far been focused on the company’s electric car business.

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A Rivian employee’s neighbor captured one of the first (blurry) glimpses of R1T’s UI and controls

Electrek

One lucky person has a neighbor that works at Rivian. Better still, their Rivian neighbor was generous enough to allow them to go for a spin in an R1T and capture some footage from their phone of the interior, including the upcoming EVs User Interface (UI) and other controls.

Lucid Motors details production efforts, new showrooms, and its SUV

Teslarati

Lucid Motors has released new details regarding the production of the Air sedan, along with plans of an upcoming flagship studio in New York City and some minor updates on the Gravity SUV that it announced late last year.

Tesla Model S Plaid Fast Charging Results Amaze: Analysis

InsideEVs

At a V3 Supercharger, it charges at 250 kW from 10% to 30% SOC

Tesla loses top attorney Lynn Miller to autonomous trucking startup

Teslarati

Tesla has lost another one of its top attornies this morning after Lynn Miller, who held the title of Deputy General Counsel Litigation/Regulatory/Privacy Counsel at the company, left for Plus, an autonomous trucking startup.

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Gujarat government announced electric vehicle policy 2021

Electric Vehicles India

Gujarat government announced electric vehicle policy 2021. To promote the adoption of electric vehicles in the state, Gujarat’s Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has announced the Gujarat Electric Vehicle Policy 2021. The new Electric Vehicle Policy 2021 will be implemented for the next four years.

Volvo Starts Online Sales & Subscriptions for Extended XC40 Recharge Pure Electric SUV range

EV Obssesion

XC40 Recharge pure electric now available in three versions – Twin, Twin Plus and Twin Pro • Convenient, comprehensive Care by Volvo Fixed and Flexible monthly subscription packages now available online – expected to account for 95% of retail business • Care by Volvo Fixed offers XC40 Recharge from £619 a month over […].

Tesla's Longest Supercharger Route Is Now Open: 3,100 Miles

InsideEVs

Tesla's goal is to make EV road trips easy, and it's constantly expanding its Supercharger routes across the globe

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