Wed.Feb 02, 2022

Ford and Sunrun partnering to advance home energy management using F-150 Lightning

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Ford is partnering with solar company Sunrun to enhance home energy management, leveraging the onboard battery capability of the all-electric F-150 Lightning.

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Ford F-150 Lightning will team with home solar, bypass brownouts: Here’s how

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The upcoming 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning will likely be the first electric truck—and the first U.S.-market market electric vehicle—delivered with the ability to pinch-hit for the electrical grid during an electrical outage.

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Uber and Wallbox to expand partnership to all of the US

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Uber and Wallbox, a leading provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging and energy management solutions worldwide, are expanding their partnership nationwide following a pilot program. As previously announced, the partnership provides Uber drivers a discounted package for a Wallbox Pulsar Plus charger, installation and the option to finance the package.

Over 42k Tesla supporters are urging Pres. Biden to acknowledge the company’s EV leadership


Over 42,000 Tesla supporters are now urging President Joe Biden to acknowledge Tesla’s undeniable leadership in the American electric vehicle sector. The initiative was started as a petition a few days ago, and it has garnered 42,522 signatures as of writing. .

BMW Group to procure low-carbon steel from Salzgitter AG for European plants; second low-carbon steel deal

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The BMW Group is expanding sourcing of low-carbon steel to two suppliers, meeting up to 40% of steel demand at European plants by 2030. In October 2001, the group announced an agreement with Swedish startup H2 Green Steel.

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Ford boasts over 167 percent growth in EV sales, announces Wal-Mart’s 1,100 E-Transit order


Ford released its January 2022 Sales Release, boasting some impressive figures in terms of electric vehicle sales. Ford states that its sales were up 167.2 percent in January compared to the same month in 2021.

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Testing of Ceylon Graphite silicon-enhanced vein graphite anode shows 446 mAh/g SDC

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Tests in a Li-ion half cell at WMG, University of Warwick (UK), of Ceylon Graphite ’s commercial spherodized, silicon-enhanced vein graphite materials yielded a 446 mAh/g specific discharge capacity (SDC) for the materials—13% higher than what is achieved for vein graphite on its own (393 mAh/g) under the same testing conditions.

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Airlines, NGOs urge stronger law for clean jet fuels in Europe

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Four major European air carriers—Air France-KLM, easyJet, Ryanair and Deutsche Post DHL Group—have joined forces with non-governmental organizations such as Transport & Environment in a “Fueling Flight Initiative” meant to help advance a key draft EU law. The legislative proposal from the European Commission would spur aviation’s take-up of renewable energy, which so far has developed much more slowly in this industry than in others including automotive and power.

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Rivian shows off R1T on- and off-road ability set with drive-mode differences

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Rivian on Monday released a video showing off its R1T electric pickup truck's abilities both on-road and off-road, as well as detailing the truck's drive modes.

Ekona Power closes CAD 79M Series A to advance pulsed methane pyrolysis technology for clean hydrogen production

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Ekona Power Inc., a Vancouver-based company that is developing a novel methane pyrolysis technology platform which produces clean and low-cost hydrogen, closed a CAD $79-million (US$62-million) Series A round.

Tesla vehicles recalled for rolling past stop signs

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Tesla is recalling 53,822 electric cars to remove software that allows cars to roll through stop signs, violating most state laws and increasing the potential for crashes.

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DSM expands CTI test lab to support high-voltage testing up to 1500 VAC and 1000 VDC for EV makers

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DSM Engineering Materials has expanded its Comparative Tracking Index (CTI) test laboratory with equipment to validate tracking resistance to voltages up to 1,500V AC and 1,000V DC. High-voltage component manufacturers have shown significant interest in collaborating with DSM on this testing for voltages between 600 and 1,500V. High-voltage charging systems require materials that have a higher Comparative Tracking Index (CTI) for connectors, cables and insulating materials.

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ElectraMeccanica announces it will begin deliveries of its SOLO Cargo EV in Q2 2022


Following customer deliveries of its flagship SOLO EV last fall, compact electric vehicle manufacturer ElectraMeccanica has shared a delivery timeline for the upcoming Cargo version of the SOLO.

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Nuseed, bp partner to accelerate market adoption of Nuseed Carinata as a sustainable low-carbon biofuel feedstock

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Nuseed and BP Products North America Inc., have entered into a long-term strategic offtake and market development agreement that will see bp, or its affiliates, purchase Nuseed Carinata oil to process or sell into growing markets for the production of sustainable biofuels. Nuseed Carinata is a non-food cover crop that can be used to produce low-carbon biofuel feedstock that is independently certified, sustainable and scalable.

Tesla exceeds its job and investment commitments for Gigafactory New York


New York State officials have noted that Tesla has far exceeded its job and investment commitments for Gigafactory New York. The facility was created with the goal of bringing in over 2,000 jobs to New York State, including 1,460 jobs in Western New York. .

ARPA-E to award $10M to third SEED cohort

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) will award up to $10 million in the third round of funding ARPA-E has announced under the Supporting Entrepreneurial Energy Discoveries (SEED) Exploratory Topic. Successful SEED projects should create new paradigms in energy technology and have the potential to achieve significant reductions in US energy consumption, energy-related imports, or energy-related emissions.

SpaceX set to launch two Falcon 9 rockets in 26 hours [webcast]


Update: SpaceX’s plans for two launches in less than two hours have been foiled for unknown reasons.

White House and EPA pen scathing letters to USPS over next-gen vehicle plan, including EV misinformation


Ever since Oshkosh received a $6 billion contract from the United States Postal Service for the development of a new mail delivery vehicle, the contract has drawn controversy. Oshkosh’s plan includes primarily gas-powered vehicles, and it won out over another plan for all-electric vehicles.

Blue Origin successfully tests first New Glenn fairing prototype


Blue Origin has completed a crucial test of the payload fairing of their upcoming New Glenn rocket at NASA’s Armstrong Test Facility in Ohio. The fairing – also known as a nose cone – encapsulates payloads and insulates them from the local environment and the stress of ascent.

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Union Pacific becomes TuSimple’s first fully-autonomous trucking customer, moving freight between rail and first/last mile without a driver


Autonomous driving technology company TuSimple announced that North American railroad Union Pacific has signed on as its first customer for autonomous freight trucking services.

GM’s BrightDrop EV cargo van has more than 25,000 reservations


General Motors (GM) received 25,000 reservations for its BrightDrop EV600 cargo van. The BrightDrop cargo van is part of GM’s Ultium Platform, a key factor in the company’s plans of launching ~20 electric vehicles in North America by 2025.

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Tesla supply chain issues now extend to solar roof, stops scheduling new installation for now


Tesla has communicated to employees and some customers that its supply chain issues are now extending its solar roof product, and for now, it is stopping scheduling for new installations. It’s not clear when those problems will be solved.

Tesla nickel supplier BHP building off-grid solar & battery storage systems for mining


Tesla nickel supplier BHP announced that construction on one of the world’s largest off-grid mining solar and battery energy storage systems has started. BHP, a world-leading resources company in Australia, is working with TransAlta to shift its mines from fossil fuels to renewable energy.

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Elon Musk and Tesla fans ramp up pressure for recognition from Biden with ad and 50,000 petition signatures


Elon Musk and Tesla fans are ramping up the pressure to get recognition from President Biden, who has had a clear problem acknowledging that Tesla is leading the electrification of the auto industry in the United States.

Tesla’s 4680 cell journey is imminent and it’s calling on Panasonic for help


Tesla battery supplier Panasonic still plans to launch trial production of the revolutionary 4680 cells in 2022.

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Electric Vehicle Spotlight (EVS): ECD Automotive Design is building badass one-of-a-kind electric Land Rovers using Tesla motors


Earlier this month, Electrek got an invite from ECD Automotive Design to come visit its facility in Orlando and discover how its team builds completely custom 1:1 electric Land Rovers.

SpaceX Falcon 9 booster sticks landing, setting up future spy satellite launches


A new SpaceX Falcon 9 booster has successfully carried the National Reconnaissance Office’s NROL-87 mission to space on its launch debut, opening the door for additional spy satellite launches later this year.

Tesla releases new Full Self-Driving Beta software update (10.10) to remove ‘rolling stop,’ address some edge cases and more


Tesla has started to releases a new Full Self-Driving Beta software update (10.10) that includes several changes, including removing ‘rolling stop’, addressing some corner cases, and more.

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General Motors emphasizing faster electric vehicle launches after positive 2021 earnings


General Motors ( NYSE: GM ) is gearing up for a major shift in 2022 thanks to its evolving electric vehicle program, planning for record profit levels that could surge the company into a more well-rounded placement in an increasingly competitive sector.

Aventon Soltera: This is the most beautiful low-cost electric bicycle I’ve tested yet


I’ve always loved the way Aventon makes its electric bicycles. They exude a level of craftsmanship that far exceeds their modest prices. But the new Soltera offers a masterclass in building a lightweight, modestly powered e-bike for commuter use.

Tesla starts disabling FSD Beta’s “rolling stop” feature with V10.10 update


Just as indicated in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Safety Recall Report, Tesla has started rolling out an over-the-air software update that removes FSD Beta’s ability to perform “rolling stops.”

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Global market share of electric cars more than doubled in 2021 as the EV revolution gains steam


The global market share of electric cars more than doubled in 2021, marking a clear acceleration of electric vehicle adoption around the world – albeit some markets lag behind.

What Will Ram Call Its Upcoming Electric Pickup Truck?


While Ford chose Lightning, GM will stick with Silverado EV. It's high time for Ram to give us a name

Quantumscape achieves solid-state batteries that can fast charge in 15 minutes through 400 consecutive cycles


Quantumscape has shared new data showcasing further development of its solid-state batteries, whose cells have completed 400 consecutive 15-minute fast-charge cycles, replenishing from 10% to 80% capacity while still retaining over 80% of the initial energy.

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Here’s How The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Will Light Up Your Home


Ford has released details about its partnership with Sunrun that enables the F-150 Lightning to power homes during grid outages

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EV charging ports will soon outnumber gas stations in the US, yet it won’t be enough


In 2021, there were about 108,000 public charging ports in the US. That’s nearly one port for every gas station in the US, of which there is an estimated 111,000 to 150,000 – a whole lot more EV charging ports are needed.

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Electrify America Named Top DC Fast Charge Network Of 2021


EA comes out on top for the second year in a row, edging out the Tesla Supercharger network by 51 points to retain the crown

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