Mon.Dec 06, 2021

Sandia testing method yields pathway to better, longer-lasting solid-state batteries

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Using a microscopic method for measuring electrical potential, a team of scientists at Sandia National Laboratories may have discovered how to identify rate-limiting processes in solid-state batteries. The findings are detailed in a paper in American Chemical Society Energy Letters.

Battery storage allows more flexibility for DC fast-charging station locations

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Finding new locations for DC fast-charging stations can be complicated, but Electrify America believes onsite battery storage can provide more flexibility.

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OPG, GE Hitachi to deploy small modular reactor at Darlington station in Canada

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Ontario Power Generation (OPG) will work together with GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) to deploy a Small Modular Reactor (SMR)—the BWRX-300—at the Darlington new nuclear site, the only site in Canada currently licensed for a new nuclear build.

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Toyota says North Carolina battery plant will pave the way for US-built EVs

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A Toyota battery plant in North Carolina will make cells starting in 2025, bound for American-built hybrid and electric vehicles, the company confirmed on Monday. Called the Greensboro-Randolph Megasite, the $1.29

Alstom and MOL to explore use of hydrogen technologies for rail transport in Hungary

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Alstom and MOL, Hungary’s leading oil and gas company, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to structure cooperation in examining the use of hydrogen technology in rail transportation. MOL Group already produces and utilizes almost 150,000 tonnes of hydrogen per year. As part of its National Hydrogen Strategy, Hungary has been investigating the feasibility of introducing hydrogen technology to rail transportation.

Tesla Cybertruck gains 4-motor version, 4-wheel steering crab mode

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Friday confirmed plans for a four-motor version of the Cybertruck electric pickup, along with four-wheel steering that will enable trick off-road maneuvering features. When the Cybertruck was unveiled in late 2019, a three-motor version was confirmed as the top model.

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Iberdrola and H2 Green Steel to build 1GW green hydrogen plant to fuel DRI furnace for green steel; €2.3B investment

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Iberdrola and H2 Green Steel (H2GS, earlier post )have signed an agreement to build a plant with an electrolysis capacity of 1 GW. Green hydrogen from the new plant will power a direct reduced iron (DRI) furnace with a capacity to produce around 2 million tonnes per year of pure pig iron, which would allow the production of green steel with a 95% reduction of CO 2 emissions. The estimated investment is €2.3billion.

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United operates first passenger flight using 100% SAF

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United recently operated the first commercial flight using 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). United also recently announced the second round of corporate participants in the airline’s Eco-Skies Alliance program to contribute collectivelytowards the purchase of SAF.

Elon Musk speaks up on EV subsidies and government spending: “Don’t pass it.”


Elon Musk spoke in an interview with the Wall Street Journal at the publication’s CEO Council Summit recently. At the summit, Musk covered many topics related to the companies he heads, including Tesla, SpaceX, and Neuralink.

ABB launches industry-first smart factory solution for safer, more autonomous and efficient steel melt shop operations

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ABB has launched ABB Ability Smart Melt Shop, the first smart factory digital application of its kind for the metals industry. It is designed to increase melt shop productivity, save energy and improve employee safety, with payback within six months.

Ford is on track to sell more electric cars than rival General Motors this year


Ford’s strength in the general auto sector seems to be spilling over somewhat to its electric vehicle business. In November, the company claimed the title of America’s best-selling automaker for the third consecutive month, a streak that it has not been able to accomplish since 1974.

Eaton leverages cylinder deactivation and exhaust thermal management technologies to reduce commercial vehicle emissions

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Power management company Eaton’s Vehicle Group has demonstrated cylinder deactivation (CDA) as an effective technology for meeting future global emissions requirements for diesel-engine powered commercial vehicles.

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Tesla Supercharger Network named as UK’s best chargepoint provider


The Tesla Supercharger Network came in on top in Auto Express’ Driver Power Survey, which based the results on the feedback and experiences of real customers using public charging networks in the United Kingdom.

CMI rare-earth elements separation technology licensed to Marshallton; diglycolamide extractants

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A new technology for rare-earth elements chemical separation has been licensed to Marshallton Research Laboratories , a North Carolina-based manufacturer of organic chemicals for a range of industries.

Elon Musk has increased his Tesla holdings even after selling off his TSLA shares


Elon Musk may have sold over 10 million shares of electric vehicle maker Tesla ( NASDAQ: TSLA ) over the past month, but the CEO has actually increased his overall holdings in the company since the start of his massive selloff.

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Toyota to build battery factory for electric vehicles in North Carolina


Toyota is planning to build a battery factory to support electric vehicle production in North Carolina. more… The post Toyota to build battery factory for electric vehicles in North Carolina appeared first on Electrek.

Tesla Giga Berlin production unlikely to begin in 2021 as water pumping hearing delayed


A hearing related to water pumping near Tesla’s upcoming German production plant, known as Giga Berlin, has been delayed for the third time, making it unlikely that the electric automaker will begin production of its vehicles at the facility in 2021.

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Tesla looks to expand pilot program to open Superchargers to other EVs in Norway


Tesla is looking to expand its pilot program testing the opening of the Supercharger network to electric vehicles from other automakers in Norway. more… The post Tesla looks to expand pilot program to open Superchargers to other EVs in Norway appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla Bot to address human labor shortage in the future


At the Wall Street Journal’s (WSJ) CEO Council Summit, Elon Musk shared some updates on the Tesla Bot and how it could alleviate human labor shortage in the future.

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Tesla Powerpacks power new comunity microgrid pilot project in Canada


Tesla has deployed a new Powerpack system in Pickering, Ontario to power a new community microgrid pilot project. If successful, it could lead to more microgrids in Canada. more… The post Tesla Powerpacks power new comunity microgrid pilot project in Canada appeared first on Electrek.

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SpaceX fires up rocket for second NASA spacecraft launch in two weeks


SpaceX says it has successfully static fired Falcon 9 ahead of the company’s second scientific NASA spacecraft launch in just two weeks.

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Arrival to build high-voltage battery plant in North Carolina capable of 350k modules a year


EV automaker Arrival has announced plans to build a $11.5 million High Voltage Battery Module (HVBM) assembly plant in Charlotte, North Carolina. The new battery facility will add 150 jobs and join two Arrival facilities already established in the US city.

Lucid Group receives subpoena from SEC requesting information on SPAC deal


Lucid Group ( NASDAQ: LCID ) has received a subpoena from the Securities and Exchange Commission to turn over documents related to its SPAC merger deal with Churchill Capital Corp. IV, which occurred earlier this year. “On December 3, 2021, Lucid Group, Inc.

Scientists develop a less-flammable lithium-ion battery that uses water


Researchers have developed a prototype lithium-ion battery that uses water as an electrolytic solution. The water replaces a flammable organic solvent. more… The post Scientists develop a less-flammable lithium-ion battery that uses water appeared first on Electrek.

Future of Leaf, Tesla Cybertruck crab mode, battery storage for fast-charging: Today’s Car News

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Nissan hints at the future of the Leaf. Electrify America is betting on battery storage. The Tesla Cybertruck will crab-walk. And the Best Car To Buy finalists list is out! This and more, here at Green Car Reports. This morning, we announced our 2022 Best Car To Buy finalists.

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Phase 3 of the world’s largest offshore wind farm moves forward


British utility SSE and Norwegian energy giant Equinor announced late last week that they have secured financing to proceed with the construction of the $3.98 billion Dogger Bank C offshore wind farm off England’s northeast coast.

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Are Your Greenhouse Gas Emissions All About Location, Location, Location?

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New research examines the role of individuals versus places in determining household carbon emissions. Source: Smiley N.

Tesla is under SEC investigation over how it handled fire risk with its solar power systems


Tesla is being investigated by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over how it handled and possibly failed to properly disclose to investors previously reported fire risks with its solar power systems.

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Rivian’s initial stock coverage highlights the potential of the EV sector


Rivian ( NASDAQ: RIVN ) has received its first bit of initial stock coverage from several highlighted electric vehicle sector analysts. The potential for Rivian’s stock, according to the two analysts, indicates the widespread potential of the EV sector as a whole, regardless of the company.

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Quick Charge Podcast: December 6, 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: December 6, 2021 appeared first on Electrek.

Tesla Superchargers Will Be Open For Other EVs In Norway In 2022


The pilot program that was started in the Netherlands will be expanded to Norway next year

SWFT FLEET e-bike delivers over 37 miles of range per charge at $750, more in New Green Deals


Though it might be colder outside, it’s never a bad idea to invest in greener transportation methods. SWFT’s latest FLEET e-bike deal sports an impressive over 37 mile range with a single charge, allowing you to easily travel to and from work without having to plug in.


Tesla Plaid Brakes Catch On Fire After Several Stops From 100 MPH


This stress test proves that the Model S Plaid's stock brakes are not suitable for track driving

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Photos show sea of Ola’s high-speed electric scooters ahead of deliveries later this month


Ola’s electric scooters have followed a circuitous path toward production, but deliveries are now set to begin December 15. Ahead of that date, the company’s CEO showed off several images from the factory showing a sea of electric scooters that have already rolled off the production line.

A ?Quadruped Humanoid Robot Might Be Able To Do It All

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Last year, we wrote an article arguing that for legged robots, motorized wheels offer a number of significant advantages over feet. Locked wheels can behave similarly to point feet, and unlocking them gives legged robots the ability to travel both faster and more efficiently.

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Lucid subpoenaed by SEC concerning SPAC merger with CCIV


Regulators from the US Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) have requested documents from Lucid Group Inc. relating to the investigation of its SPAC merger with Churchill Capital Corp. IV (CCIV) earlier this year.


Toyota Announces Location For U.S. Automotive Battery Plant


It will supply battery packs for up to 1.2 million electrified vehicles annually