Fri.Oct 22, 2021

Daimler opens $172M R&D center in Beijing

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Daimler officially started operations of its new “R&D Tech Center China” in Beijing. With an investment of 1.1 billion RMB (US$172 million), the company is further strengthening its R&D footprint and technological capabilities in the world’s biggest car market. The fully-fledged R&D center focuses on major technological trends, tailor-made innovation and significantly accelerating Daimler’s local product development. Mercedes Benz will go from “electric first” to “electric only”.

Tesla aims to triple the Supercharger network in two years

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The term “record-setting” has applied to nearly every set of quarterly Tesla sales and delivery results, for years.

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California Energy Commission awards SPARKZ $2.6M to support development of cobalt-free solid-state batteries

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SPARKZ Inc., a battery startup with exclusive licenses to produce domestic cobalt-free lithium batteries ( earlier post ), has won a grant for $2.6 million from the California Energy Commission (CEC) to extend its development into solid-state batteries. CEC funded the full amount possible for the first phase of the grant and will help SPARKZ bridge the gap from their previous public funding awards to private investment.

First drive review: 2022 Volvo XC60 Recharge plug-in hybrid delivers more range and power

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Volvo has said that it will make only electric cars by 2030. So what’s in store for its plug-in hybrids in the interim? Bigger batteries for more electric range.

ArcelorMittal and Grupo Segura develop cold stamping solution for Fortiform

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Grupo Segura , a leader in the design, development, and manufacture of metallic components for automotive applications, recently completed an R&D project which will help it meet demand from OEMs for cold stamped solutions.

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Tesla (TSLA) reaches new all-time high, surpasses $900 billion valuation


Tesla stock (TSLA) has reached a new all-time high, surpassing a market capitalization of $900 billion. more… The post Tesla (TSLA) reaches new all-time high, surpasses $900 billion valuation appeared first on Electrek.

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Ford Maverick EPA-estimated 42 mpg city, 37 mpg combined

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The all-new 2022 Ford Maverick Hybrid pickup—the first standard hybrid pickup in the US—is now officially the most fuel-efficient hybrid pickup with an EPA-estimated rating of 42 mpg city.

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INEOS subsidiary INOVYN to ramp up hydrogen supply to fuel trucks, buses and power generator sectors

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INOVYN, a subsidiary of INEOS, plans to upgrade existing production at its Runcorn Site so that it can supply compressed fuel-cell quality hydrogen to mobility and power generation sectors. This is part of more than €2 billion investment in green hydrogen announced by INEOS earlier. Earlier post.).

Tesla Autopilot 2.0 owners need a camera upgrade before getting ‘Full Self-Driving Beta’


Elon Musk confirmed that owners of Tesla vehicles who bought the Full Self-Driving (FSD) package on cars with Autopilot 2.0 are going to need a camera upgrade before they get access to the “FSD Beta.” ” more… The post Tesla Autopilot 2.0

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Gentherm partners with Datang NXP Semiconductors to develop innovative cell connecting

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system. Gentherm, a developer of innovative thermal management technologies, and Datang NXP Semiconductors Co., DNS) are together developing a new cell connection system, integrating the electronics for the battery module control for the global automotive market.

BMW starts production of the i4 electric car


BMW announced that it has started series production of the BMW i4 electric car today at its Munich factory. more… The post BMW starts production of the i4 electric car appeared first on Electrek.

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Stellantis and Samsung SDI to form JV for Li-ion battery production in North America; 23 GWh to start

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Stellantis N.V. and Samsung SDI have entered into a memorandum of understanding to form a joint venture to produce battery cells and modules for North America. Targeted to start in 2025, the plant aims to have an initial annual production capacity of 23 gigawatt hours, with the ability to increase up to 40 gigawatt hours in the future. The location of the new facility is currently under review and further details will be shared at a later date.

Jetson unveils its single-seat ONE eVTOL vehicle ahead of limited 2022 production


Swedish eVTOL startup Jetson has officially unveiled its Jetson ONE personal electric aerial vehicle. After a successful prototype in 2018, Jetson has created a consumer-grade version of the ONE eVTOL that has already sold out its limited production run for 2022 and is now taking orders for 2023.

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Reaction Engines brings thermal management technology to Project Fresson to develop hydrogen fuel-cell-powered aircraft

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Reaction Engines has joined the Project Fresson consortium ( earlier post ) led by Cranfield Aerospace (CAeS). Project Fresson aims to accelerate the journey to zero-emissions passenger-carrying aircraft through using hydrogen fuel cell technology and Reaction Engines has been selected to provide its thermal management technology ( earlier post ) for fuel cell cooling.

BMW shows off police version of its futuristic 75 mph electric scooter


The BMW CE 04 was first unveiled as a civilian model, but has now gotten the police cruiser treatment to enable its use by law enforcement agencies. more… The post BMW shows off police version of its futuristic 75 mph electric scooter appeared first on Electrek.

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Electrify America and Polestar to provide two years of complimentary 30-minute ultra-fast charging to Polestar 2 drivers

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Electrify America today announced an agreement with Polestar—the electric performance car brand from Sweden—to provide new and existing drivers of the all-electric Polestar 2 fastback with no-cost 30-minute charging sessions on the US’ largest open ultra-fast DC charging network.

Report: Apple Car battery talks with Chinese suppliers on pause, shift to Panasonic


This past summer we learned that Apple was in talks with China’s CATL and BYD to supply battery packs for its electric vehicle. But now it appears the negotiations have stalled as Apple allegedly wants the batteries to be made in the US as well as an exclusive manufacturing operation.

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Tesla Sentry Mode will live stream to your Smartphone, Elon Musk confirms


Tesla’s Sentry Model will soon livestream directly to the Tesla App on your Smartphone, CEO Elon Musk confirmed via Twitter. For years, Tesla owners have used their eight external cameras for multiple things, including Autopilot and Full Self-Driving operation.

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Will car dealerships be able to adapt to the age of electric cars fast enough?


Tesla vehicle drivers are familiar with completing most of the car-buying or leasing steps online. But according to new research from global business management consultants EY, not everyone is ready to ditch the car dealership experience.

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Report suggests Teslas save information about your driving for up to a year

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Tesla keeps a wide range of sensor data from its cars for up to a year, according to a new report from the Dutch government's forensics lab.

Stellantis and Samsung SDI will open a Lithium-ion battery factory in North America [Update]


Amsterdam-headquartered global auto manufacturer Stellantis and South Korean battery maker LG Energy Solution announced a joint venture on October 18 to produce battery cells and modules for North America.

Volvo XC60 PHEV review, Tesla Supercharger boost, LFP cells for Model 3 and Y: Today’s Car News

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We drove the first of a new wave of Volvo plug-in hybrids with a bigger battery. And there’s lots of Tesla news. We took a look at what bringing LFP cells to the U.S. Model 3 and Model Y might involve. Tesla plans a big expansion of its Supercharger network.


Extreme E takes the Island X Prix to Sardinia to bring focus to extreme weather events


Extreme E continues its debut season at the Island X Prix in Sardinia this weekend, racing in Europe for the first time. Each Extreme E venue is picked to bring awareness to one aspect of environmental damage humans are doing to the Earth.

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CESL to empanel financial institutions to offer loans for electric vehicles 

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CESL to empanel financial institutions to offer loans for electric vehicles . Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL) has invited expressions of interest (EoI) to empanel financial institutions for financing electric vehicles (EVs) across India.

WM Motor officially unveils its flagship M7 sedan with the LiDARs


Chinese EV automaker WM Motor has officially shared full images and hardware details of its first electric sedan, the M7. Since announcing the new EV this past July, WM Motor shared that the M7 would include LiDAR.

Video Friday: TurtleBot 4

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Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your friends at IEEE Spectrum robotics. We'll also be posting a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months; here's what we have so far ( send us your events !):

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Sono Motors files for proposed IPO to list on Nasdaq as ‘SEV’


SEV automaker Sono Motors announced it has publicly filed a registration statement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for an initial public offering (IPO). If the IPO is approved, Sono Motors intends to list on the Nasdaq Global Market under ticker symbol “SEV.”

Tesla Confirms It Has Several Cybertruck Alpha Prototypes


Alpha means they are still a long way from being finished, though

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Ola denies delay of its 70 mph electric scooters, plans test rides and says deliveries on track


The Ola S1 and S1 Pro electric scooters recently became the fastest-selling electric scooters in the world upon their debut. But now the company is pushing back against claims that it is running behind schedule to get those scooters out to pre-order customers.

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Rivian IPO To Open Early For Reservation Holders


Those who pre-ordered an R1T or R1S before September 30 will get first dibs on Rivian’s stock


Interview: Shell Greenlots COO Tannaz Banisadre talks Plug and Charge, bringing 500,000 charging stations online


This week, I got to sit down with Tannaz Banisadre, COO of Greenlots, a company that was acquired by oil and energy behemoth Shell almost two years ag o.

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Sandy Munro Defends Tesla In The NHTSA Controversy


He believes the US President wants to help other automakers catch up to Tesla

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Electric vehicle (EV) charging standards and how they differ


As more and more consumers make the green decision to forego their combustion engines for electric vehicles, they may not be as in tune with charging standards.

Tesla (TSLA) exceeds $900 billion market cap for the first time


Tesla ( NASDAQ:TSLA ) has taken a definitive step closer to joining the $1 trillion club, with shares trading at all-time highs on Friday. With a valuation of over $900 billion as of writing, Tesla has all but established its place among the world’s most formidable publicly traded companies. .

The Metaverse Could Help Us Better Understand Reality

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Certain neologisms seem to pop up, then disappear, only to return in another guise.

Tesla’s Elon Musk to meet with India’s Prime Minister to discuss duty reductions


Tesla CEO Elon Musk is set to meet with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss import duty reductions.

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BMW i4 Enters Series Production In Munich


The all-electric i4 will be produced alongside several other conventional and plug-in models

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