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NIMS researchers report 500 Wh/kg+ Li-air battery

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Researchers at Japan’s National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) and the NIMS-SoftBank Advanced Technologies Development Center have developed a lithium-air battery with an energy density of more than 500 Wh/kg—significantly higher than currently lithium ion batteries. The research team then confirmed that this battery can be charged and discharged at room temperature.

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Report: GM plans more Michigan EV assembly, battery plant

Green Car Reports

General Motors plans to invest $6.5 billion at two Michigan sites for EV assembly and battery production, Automotive News (subscription required) reported Friday. The investment includes a new battery plant in Lansing, Michigan, that would be part of the Ultium Cells LLC joint venture with battery supplier LG Energy Solution, according to the.

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Pony.ai introduces 6th generation autonomous driving system design; road-testing in Toyota S-AM this year

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Autonomous driving technology company Pony.ai has introduced its 6 th generation autonomous driving (AD) system, with leading-edge sensors, NVIDIA DRIVE computing platform solutions, and styling and design features for L4 automotive-grade mass production fleets. The first model equipped with this system, Toyota S-AM, a seven-seat hybrid electric platform for autonomous mobility ( earlier post ), will start road testing in China this year and be deployed within Pony.ai’s public-facing robotaxi op

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Convenience stores want to bring EV charging to rural America

Green Car Reports

Is rural America ready for electric vehicles? And where would you charge your Ford F-150 Lightning or Tesla Cybertruck when out on a long ranch errand? Although a hearing of the House Committee on Agriculture earlier this month included plenty of testimony about rural America not being ready for EVs—cast into what many will hear as.

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How serious is Norway about climate change? So much that its streetlights self-dim

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Production of crude oil as a percentage of proved reserves: Recent worldwide and US trends

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by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. In this analysis, I examined the relation between crude-oil production and crude-oil reserves in the world overall and in the United States alone. The variable of interest was the amount of crude oil produced as a percentage of proved reserves of crude oil. (This variable is inversely related to the reserves-to-production ratio.

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Tesla’s Fremont Factory was the most productive auto factory in the U.S. in 2021

Teslarati

New data from Bloomberg states that Tesla’s Fremont Factory in Northern California was the most-productive automotive plant in the U.S., outpacing 70 other plants in the country. Last year, Tesla’s Fremont Factory averaged a weekly production pace of 8,550 vehicles. That’s about 1,221 cars per day, 51 cars per hour, or about.85 cars per minute.

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Tesla now operates the most productive car factory in the US

Electrek

Tesla is now operating the most productive car factory in the US, according to a new report tracking all US auto factories. more… The post Tesla now operates the most productive car factory in the US appeared first on Electrek.

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ClassNK issues Approval in Principle (AiP) for ammonia-fueled Panamax bulk carrier

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Classification Society ClassNK has issued an Approval in Principle (AiP) for the design of an ammonia-fueled Panamax bulk carrier developed by Planning and Design Center for Greener Ships (GSC). GSC was formed in 2020 by nine shipbuilders and ClassNK. Ammonia is expected to be used as decarbonized fuel for ships since it does not emit CO 2 when burned.

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Tesla pushes back against $162.2M JPMorgan lawsuit with countersuit

Teslarati

Tesla pushed back against JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s lawsuit that claimed CEO Elon Musk’s famous “funding secured” tweet caused volatility and losses by filing a countersuit today. JPMorgan filed the lawsuit in mid-November. In the November lawsuit , JPMorgan Chase alleged Tesla of breaching a contract in regards to the repricing of warrants.

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Foxconn to develop battery manufacturing and EV ecosystem in Indonesia

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Hon Hai Technology Group (Foxconn), a global leader in smart manufacturing, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indonesian Ministry of Investment/BKPM, IBC, Indika, and Gogoro to develop jointly a battery manufacturing and electric vehicle ecosystem in Indonesia. Under the MoU, Foxconn together with Gogoro (a Taiwanese company that developed a battery-swapping refueling platform for urban electric two-wheel scooters, mopeds and motorcycles); IBC (Indonesia Battery Corporation) an

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Faurecia and Accenture partner on products and services for connected and autonomous vehicles

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Tesla Cybertruck spotted being offloaded in Gigafactory Texas

Teslarati

Recent footage taken of Gigafactory Texas has revealed that Tesla has brought over its all-electric pickup truck to its new headquarters. The arrival of the Cybertruck at the Giga Texas site comes just as new images of the vehicle’s alpha prototype were shared online. . The Cybertruck’s delivery could be seen in a video of the Giga Texas site that was taken on Sunday, January 23, 2022, by drone operator Joe Tegtmeyer , who has been following the progress of the massive project since

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Vulcan Energy granted research permit in Italy for potential integrated geothermal energy/lithium production site

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Vulcan Energy Resources Limited, the company aiming to become the world’s first integrated lithium and renewable energy producer with a net zero carbon footprint ( earlier post ), has been granted research permit in Italy for the Cesano area located 20 km NNW of Rome. Vulcan’s current Zero Carbon Lithium Project aims to produce both renewable geothermal energy and lithium hydroxide for electric vehicle batteries from the same deep brine source in the Upper Rhine Valley, Germany.

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AI Could Analyze Speech To Help Diagnose Alzheimer’s

Cars That Think

Alzheimer’s disease is notoriously difficult to diagnose. Typically, doctors use a combination of cognitive tests, brain imaging, and observation of behavior that can be expensive and time-consuming. But what if a quick voice sample, easily taken at a person’s home, could help identify a patient with Alzheimer’s? A company called Canary Speech is creating technology to do just that.

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CARB certifies ROUSH CleanTech’s Gen 5 propane engine for Blue Bird school buses to ultra-low NOx standards

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ROUSH CleanTech is the first original equipment manufacturer to receive California Air Resources Board’s (CARB’s) 0.02 grams per brake horsepower-hour certification for 2022 model year vehicles. The optional ultra-low CARB certification is 90% cleaner than current emissions standards for nitrogen oxides. The new engine certification covers ROUSH CleanTech Gen 5 7.3L V8 propane engines (based on the new Ford 7.3L V8) for Blue Bird school buses.

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ExxonMobil announces 6th oil discovery offshore Guyana with Ranger-1; Guyana may move from non-producer to regional powerhouse

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Panasonic is investing $700 million to produce Tesla 4680 battery cell by 2023

Electrek

According to a new report, Panasonic is investing $700 million to produce Tesla’s 4680 battery cell at a factory in Japan by 2023. more… The post Panasonic is investing $700 million to produce Tesla 4680 battery cell by 2023 appeared first on Electrek.

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Panasonic will invest $705 million to launch Tesla 4680 battery production in 2023

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Panasonic will invest as much as $705 million on new production facilities in Japan as it plans to build Tesla’s new 4680 battery cell as early as 2023, new reports said. Tesla unveiled the 4680 battery cell at its Battery Day event in September 2020. The new chemistry had five times the energy, sixteen percent more range, and six times the power output of cells Tesla previously produced.

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Tesla insurance is offered in five states, with real-time behavior impacting rates in all but California

Green Car Reports

Tesla insurance is now available in five states, with rates based on analysis of real-time driving behavior in four of them. An expansion to Arizona and Ohio was first reported by Electrek Thursday. It was previously available in California, Illinois, and Texas as well. Tesla's website notes that insurance based on real-time driving behavior is.

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Tesla plans coordinated launch of all four vehicles in Turkey in 2022

Teslarati

Tesla is reportedly planning for a coordinated and structured launch of its vehicle product line in Turkey this year, according to reports from various Turkish media outlets. After visiting Turkey in 2017, CEO Elon Musk met with President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an. The meeting was productive and was filled with prospective business deals that would bring Musk’s products, across Tesla and SpaceX, to the country.

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Meta Aims to Build the World’s Fastest AI Supercomputer

Cars That Think

Meta , parent company of Facebook, says it has built a research supercomputer that is among the fastest on the planet. By the middle of this year, when an expansion of the system is complete, it will be the fastest, Meta researchers Kevin Lee and Shubho Sengupta write in a blog post today. The AI Research SuperCluster (RSC) will one day work with neural networks with trillions of parameters, they write.

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Tesla Cybertruck leaked images show clear look at updated alpha prototype

Teslarati

A couple of recently shared images of what appears to be Tesla’s updated Cybertruck alpha prototype has provided what could very well be the clearest look yet at the upcoming vehicle. Thanks to the photos’ clear nature, one could see that the vehicle’s door handles do appear to have been removed, and its large windshield wiper appears to be more refined than expected. .

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Leaked photos show new Tesla Cybertruck design with no door handles, removable wheel covers

Electrek

A couple of new photos leaked over the weekend of the Tesla Cybertruck, giving us a closer look at design changes that we’ve spotted recently from afar. more… The post Leaked photos show new Tesla Cybertruck design with no door handles, removable wheel covers appeared first on Electrek.

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Top 10 questions Tesla investors want answered in the Q4 2021 earnings call

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Tesla’s ( NASDAQ: TSLA ) retail and institutional investors are aggregating a number of inquiries that will potentially be addressed by the electric car maker’s executives in the upcoming Q4 2020 earnings call, which will be held on Wednesday, January 26, 2022. The questions are aggregated from verified TSLA shareholders by Say, a startup that aims to create and develop investor communication tools.

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Diesel-Killing Electric Delivery Vans To Help Clean Up Noisy, Smelly E-Commerce Mess

CleanTechnica EVs

The electric vehicle revolution is here, just in time to wipe noisy, smelly, polluting diesel and gasoline delivery vans and trucks off the e-commerce maps.

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Tesla Cybertruck prototype shown in detail in new leaked walkaround video

Electrek

After a few pictures leaked this weekend, we now have a full video walkaround of Tesla’s latest Cybertruck prototype. more… The post Tesla Cybertruck prototype shown in detail in new leaked walkaround video appeared first on Electrek.

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Fighting Climate Change With Tax Credits

Energy Institute at HAAS

Can we get more carbon mileage out of politically passable climate policy? Build Back Better (BBB) prospects are not looking so good. And the problem with swinging for the fences … Continue Reading Fighting Climate Change With Tax Credits.

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New Video Of Tesla Cybertruck Arriving At Giga Texas

CleanTechnica EVs

The Tesla Cybertruck has been spotted arriving at Giga Texas, and it’s making a bit of buzz on Facebook and Twitter. It’s exciting to see the beautiful truck popping up, and although this isn’t the one I saw at AI Day, I think it’s really cool to see more videos of Tesla’s latest design updates […].

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Chinese part supplier orders super die-casting machines from Tesla partner, could NIO and Xpeng adopt one-piece manufacturing?

Electrek

Guangdong Hongtu Technology (GHT), a part supplier to Chinese EV automakers like NIO and XPeng, announced it will begin developing a 12,000-ton die-casting unit with the help of Tesla supplier LK Technology. Recent responses from representatives at NIO and XPeng hint that they might soon be using GHT’s large, one-piece die-casting machines to manufacture their own EVs. more… The post Chinese part supplier orders super die-casting machines from Tesla partner, could NIO and Xpeng adopt

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Why Won’t The US Embrace EVs?

CleanTechnica EVs

Is the hesitancy for the average US consumer to switch to an EV psychological or structural? What information needs to be shared with a lukewarm US consumer base to raise awareness and adoption of EVs?

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Tesla's Fremont Is The Most Productive Car Plant In North America

InsideEVs

With a production of 8,550 cars a week last year, Fremont beat Toyota’s Georgetown plant in Kentucky (8,427 cars a week).

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Companies Are Clamoring For Electric Trucks, But Is Anyone Listening?

CleanTechnica EVs

There are two electric vehicle markets: one is for private passenger cars and the other is for electric trucks for commercial customers. Many Americans are cool to the idea of driving an electric car. They have questions, lots and lots of questions — Where will I charge? How long does the battery last? How far […].

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Rural gas-station charging, Tesla insurance, Model 3 subscriptions, GM EV factory: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Tesla insurance expands, and several new subscriptions allow the Tesla Model 3 by the month. GM could soon be announcing another EV factory. And rural convenience stores want to be charging hubs. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Where do we locate rural charging infrastructure? In Congressional testimony earlier this month, it was made.

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FedEx Express Tests EVs In India

CleanTechnica EVs

FedEx Express is now testing electric vehicles in India as part of its global goal to achieve carbon-neutral operations by 2040, FedEx has announced. The trial is slated to end in a month in Bangalore and will test the vehicle technology within FedExExpress operations. The company will assess the EVs’ operational effectiveness on a standard […].

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Tesla Cybertruck Arrives At Giga Texas Ahead Of Product Roadmap

InsideEVs

CEO Elon Musk will talk about Tesla's future product roadmap during the upcoming earnings call later this week.

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This Guy Thinks 270 Horsepower Is Too Much In A 1991 VW Golf

CleanTechnica EVs

Volkswagen has been criticized for sending unfinished electric cars on to the streets of Denmark in order to save billions in climate fines from the EU, leaving buyers of Volkswagen’s major electric car venture, the ID.3, experiencing massive problems with the vehicle. I’m sure VW will sort this out soon enough — you really can’t […].