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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.

Convenience stores want to bring EV charging to rural America

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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?

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Trending Sources introduces 6th generation autonomous driving system design; road-testing in Toyota S-AM this year

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Autonomous driving technology company 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.

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


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.

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.) The years examined were 1980 through 2020 (in five-year increments through 2015, and then every year).

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Tesla pushes back against $162.2M JPMorgan lawsuit with countersuit


Tesla pushed back against JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s ’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.

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Lightning eMotors provides electric powertrain for Winnebago’s first all-electric concept motorhome

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Lightning eMotors has been named as the powertrain provider for an all-electric motorhome concept—the e-RV—under development by Winnebago Industries’ Advanced Technology Group (ATG). The electric powertrain system for the e-RV was developed, integrated, and installed by Lightning eMotors.

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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. However, taking adequate safety measures is imperative due to its characteristics of being toxic to humans and corrosive against materials.

Tesla Cybertruck leaked images show clear look at updated alpha prototype


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.

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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.

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


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.

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


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.

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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. Ford’s new 350-horsepower 7.3L

Tesla Cybertruck spotted being offloaded in Gigafactory Texas


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. .

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


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


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.

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


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.

Report: GM plans more Michigan EV assembly, battery plant

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General Motors plans to invest $6.5 billion at two Michigan sites for EV assembly and battery production, Automotive News (subscription required) reported Friday.

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


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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Fighting Climate Change With Tax Credits

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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. Uncategorized featured

Tesla Cybertruck prototype shown in detail in new leaked walkaround video


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

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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.

Sony seeks partners in turning its Vision-S EVs into entertainment spaces


Sony executives have said that the company is searching for new technology partners to help it bring its electric vehicle projects to life as it forges its path from entertainment company to the automotive and e-mobility space.

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

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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?

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Aptera tests a beta version of its SEV at the track ahead of production later this year


Solar Electric Vehicle (SEV) startup Aptera Motors, recently shared test footage of the beta version of its upcoming SEV. The SEV prototype was seen on a test track alongside the three alpha versions already unveiled by Aptera.

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


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

January EV Deals, Ioniq 5, Niro, Mustang Mach-E, and more


The average transaction price for a new entry-level vehicle is now at $43,072. That’s over $900 above MSRP, according to a recent report by KBB. Even worse, the average transaction price for a new electric vehicle has risen by 18.6% over the past year, nearly 5% more than the industry average.

Tesla Cybertruck Arrives At Giga Texas Ahead Of Product Roadmap


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

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Volkswagen Group increases EV deliveries by 64% in 2021, beats EU CO2 emissions target by 2%


Following another productive year of increased EV deliveries, Volkswagen Group has shared specifics to its electrification numbers in the EU.

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Meta Aims to Build the World’s Fastest AI Supercomputer

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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.

New Fiido T1 electric cargo bike copies a famous e-bike, yet adds several key upgrades


Fiido has just quietly launched the brand’s latest electric bicycle, known as the Fiido T1 electric cargo bike. And for anyone paying attention to the electric bike industry, you’ll likely know exactly which e-bike it is based on.

Cummins-Powered Isuzu Electric Truck To Start US Trials In 2022


Isuzu's F-Series medium-duty truck will be modified to accommodate Cummins' PowerDrive6000 electric powertrain

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Lamborghini announces all future vehicles will have an electric motor – first all-electric likely four-door car


Lamborghini announced that this year is going to be its last for purely combustion engine vehicles. Starting next year, it will only introduce vehicles with electric motors – starting with hybrids and plug-in hybrids.

Renault, Nissan And Mitsubishi Said To Triple Investment In EVs


The alliance partners are expected to invest more than €20 billion ($23 billion) over the next five years on joint EV development

Renault, Mitsubishi, Nissan form an alliance to make affordable EVs


Renault, Nissan, and Mitsubishi are expected to announce this week that they will form an alliance to jointly develop electric vehicles, according to an exclusive story published by Reuters today.

Tesla Model S Plaid Hub Dyno Tests Reveals Up To 1,101 HP


Tesla said the car has a peak power output of 1,020 HP

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