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Researchers develop bimetallic Bi-Sn microspheres as high-performance anode materials for sodium-ion batteries

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Researchers in China have developed bimetallic Bi-Sn microparticles (?-BiSn)for use as high-performance anode materials for sodium-ion batteries (SIBs) using ether-based electrolytes. In an open-access paper in the RSC journal Chemical Communications , they report that the ?-BiSn material exhibits superior electrochemical performance, such as high initial Coulombic efficiency (90.6%), good cycling stability (541 mAh g ?

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Report: US policy shift to EVs, renewable energy could save $1.2 trillion in health costs

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A rapid shift of new-vehicle sales to all-electric would bring tremendous health and climate benefits, according to the latest periodic report from the American Lung Association (ALA). The report, called Zeroing in on Healthy Air, makes electric vehicles and renewable electricity sources more urgent than ever—and the need for supporting.

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Volta Trucks raises €230M

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Volta Trucks announced the conclusion of a successful Series C funding round of €230 million. Existing New York-based investor, Luxor Capital Group, LP, led this funding round, while Stockholm-based initial seed investor and co-lead, Byggmästare Anders J Ahlström, extended its holding. The latest funding round will fund engineering and business operations until after the start of production in late 2022.

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Kia EV9 electric SUV confirmed for 2023 in Europe: US timing later?

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Kia on Tuesday confirmed that a production version of its Concept EV9 electric SUV will launch in Europe in 2023, but it did not discuss United States launch timing. The automaker had already confirmed 2023 timing for the EV9 earlier this month, but it didn't clarify which market. Kia America could not confirm to Green Car Reports either a U.S.

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

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Mercedes-Benz wins landmark road monitoring program in the Netherlands; connected vehicle data

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Mercedes-Benz has been awarded a far-reaching contract for road monitoring through vehicle data by the Netherlands’ Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management (Min I&W). The project spans two years and covers three key areas: Winter Management, Asset Management and Road Safety. The geographical breadth of the Road Monitor program (ROMO) extends across all provinces of the Netherlands with a roads network of more than 130,000 kilometers.

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Sports car maker Lotus reveals a lightweight electric SUV

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Lotus on Tuesday revealed the Eletre, its first SUV and one of several electric models planned to launch over the next few years. Previously known by its codename Type 132, the Eletre will start production later this year at a new factory in Wuhan, China, Lotus said in a press release. This will make it the first Lotus produced outside the United.

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Timnit Gebru Is Building a Slow AI Movement

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Timnit Gebru was a well-known scholar in the AI ethics community long before she got fired by Google in December 2020—but that messy and dramatic incident brought a new level of attention to her work. Google apparently exiled Gebru from its AI ethics team (and subsequently fired the other leader of the team) in response to a paper about the dangers of the large language models that have become so important to the world's biggest technology companies.

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Renewable Energy Group launches branded bio-based diesel product line: EnDura Fuels

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Renewable Energy Group has introduced a line of branded fuel solutions, EnDura Fuels. This branded product launch supports Renewable Energy Group’s ongoing efforts to help the transport industry meet its sustainability and business growth objectives, while strengthening the company’s position in the marketplace. The EnDura Fuels line consists of five bio-based diesel fuels including Renewable Energy Group’s newest product, PuriD, a next-generation biodiesel.

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Kia EV9 production, Lotus electric SUV, health effects of an EV shift: Today’s Car News

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Kia plans to deliver its EV9 electric SUV, at least to Europe. Lotus revealed a production-bound electric SUV. And a report sums the health effects of EV policy supporting making all new cars electric. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. The Kia EV9 electric SUV is confirmed for a 2023 arrival in Europe. It’s one of 14new EV models.

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Battrion and Jagenberg Group partner to advance Aligned Graphite Technology for fast-charging EV cells

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Swiss battery Technology pioneer Battrion AG has teamed up with German roll-to-roll production specialist Jagenberg Converting Solution GmbH to supply anode pilot and GWh-production lines utilizing Battrion’s Aligned Graphite Technology for the lithium-ion battery industry. Aligned Graphite Technology improves the performance of the negative electrode in a lithium-ion battery by re-orienting the graphite particles thereby enabling an up to 50% faster charging of batteries and lower cell resistan

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

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The 11 Commandments of Hugging Robots

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If we’ve learned anything over the past few years, it’s how important it is not to take physical contact for granted. Unfortunately, physical contact with humans is something that robots find especially difficult and occasionally dangerous, so that we cannot (yet) safely use them as a proxy for nuanced physical contact with another person. It’s not just that robots are strong and humans are squishy (although both of those things are true), it’s that there are a lot of complex facets to human-on-

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Will the Promise of a Tesla Stock Split Turn Investors “Bullish” on Wall Street? (Video)

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Tesla recently released an official notice about an upcoming stock split decision coming later this year. Tesla aims to ask its shareholders at the 2022 Annual Shareholders’ Meeting to vote their opinion on another stock split. “Tesla will ask shareholders to vote at this year’s annual meeting to authorize additional shares in order to enable […].

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SEC Subpoenas Faraday Future Executives

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Several executives from perpetual automotive startup Faraday Future have reportedly been subpoenaed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as part of an investigation into inaccurate statements made to investors. Though, considering the nameplate’s history, it would be impossible to assume which item the SEC will be focusing on thanks to FF’s exceptionally long history […].

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Electric Vans Cheaper Overall Than Diesel, Study Finds

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Total cost of average electric van is already 25% cheaper per km while a new poll shows most van buyers want to go electric. Also available in French, German, Italian, Polish, Spanish, and in the UK. Electric vans are cheaper overall than diesel vehicles, according to a new study of the total cost to buy and operate them in Europe. So, it’s no […].

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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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Tesla Model 3 tops list of 20 most affordable EVs to run according to 2022 EV Miles Report

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A recent 2022 report by Zutobi has ranked the top 20 most affordable EVs to operate around the world based on a number of factors. This includes considerations such as battery size, cost to charge, and miles driven per given dollar amounts. Tesla takes the top spot this year, but there are plenty of other viable options currently available to consumers. more….

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The 10 Most Efficient EVs, According To Cars.com

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A recent article at Cars.com shows us that concern for efficiency is going mainstream. While some new EVs (especially the electron-hogging Hummer EV) don’t get much range on a large battery, buyers seem to understand that poor efficiency means a host of problems, like limited towing ability, poor handling, and a higher sticker price. So, […].

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Rivian expects ‘continuing losses’ for foreseeable future as it ramps production

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Rivian Automotive said in a 10-K filing with the SEC earlier today that it expects “to incur significant expenses and continuing losses for the foreseeable future,” as it is a “growth stage” company. “We have incurred net losses since our inception, including net losses of $0.4 billion, $1.0 billion, and $4.7 billion for the years ended December 31, 2019, 2020, and 2021, respectively,” Rivian said in the filing. “We believe that we will continue to incur

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Gocycle G4 premium folding e-bike gets sustainable new updates, including a lower price

Electrek

Gocycle, the London-based manufacturer of premium folding electric bikes, has just announced a major new update to the way its popular G4 e-bike model is manufactured. more…. The post Gocycle G4 premium folding e-bike gets sustainable new updates, including a lower price appeared first on Electrek.

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Car rental company launches Tesla fleet in CA, NY, NJ with Model 3 for $995 per month

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Kyte, a company that delivers rentable cars straight to your door, has announced the launch of its new Tesla subscription product. Available in San Francisco in California, Manhattan and Brooklyn in New York, and Jersey City, New Jersey, on April 15, the Model 3’s Long Range All-Wheel-Drive trim level will be available for customers to rent monthly for as little as $995.

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Biden invokes Defense Production Act to boost EV, storage battery minerals

Electrek

President Joe Biden will today authorize the use of Title III of the Korean War-era Defense Production Act (DPA) to rapidly step up US production of minerals for electric vehicle and storage batteries. more…. The post Biden invokes Defense Production Act to boost EV, storage battery minerals appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla Model 3 added to MO Police Department’s fleet

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The Linn Creek Police Department decided to add a Tesla Model 3 to its fleet. The Model 3 vehicle is built with all the ordinary police cruiser necessities, including flashing red and blue lights, radio, and a siren. Chief Jeff Christiansen and Mayor Jeff Davis believes the Tesla Model 3 is a good investment, stating that the vehicle would save costs in the long run.

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World’s leading swappable electric vehicle battery company Gogoro to be listed on Nasdaq next week

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Gogoro, known as the de facto swappable electric vehicle battery standard as well as the manufacturer of leading high-speed electric scooters, has just announced a finalized date for its public entry to the Nasdaq stock exchange. more…. The post World’s leading swappable electric vehicle battery company Gogoro to be listed on Nasdaq next week appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla Giga Berlin sends off first Model Y vehicles for Europe deliveries

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More than a week after its first delivery event, Tesla Giga Berlin has already transported Model Y vehicles out of the facility’s grounds for deliveries across Europe. Drone operator Tobias Lindh recently flew over Tesla Giga Berlin and spotted Model Ys in the midst of being transported out of factory grounds. Many more sightings will occur as Giga Berlin ramps Model Y production and deliveries.

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‘World’s largest electric cruise ship’ makes maiden voyage in China with a whopping 7,500 kWh in battery power

Electrek

In what is being dubbed the “world’s largest electric cruise ship,” the Yangtze River Three Gorges 1 recently completed its maiden voyage out of its home port in Yichang, central China’s Hubei Province. The 100 meter long, zero-emissions ship can haul up to 1,300 passengers at a time and is powered by batteries totaling 7,500 kWh, equivalent to over 100 EVs. more….

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Tesla Autopilot and FSD Beta can be a remedy for drivers with PTSD — even in their imperfect state

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It took Tesla owner Matthew Kerle a whole month to get behind the wheel of a car and drive on the highway once more. And when he did, things were not the same. . Just a few weeks before, Kerle was riding in his friend’s Pontiac Grand Am when the driver approached a sharp curve too fast. It was dusk, and the road was unfamiliar. Upon realizing that they were about to crash, Kerle braced for impact, planting his feet on the car’s floor and clenching his iPhone as tightly as he could in

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What Texas Instruments’ Little Professor Can Teach Us

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In the early 1990s, the literary critic Stephen Greenblatt wrote about the tension between resonance and wonder in museums. The wondrous objects, he wrote, are unique and instantly amazing— a model of a Mars rover , say, or a glass test tube holding Edison’s last breath. These are the objects that stop visitors in their tracks and proclaim: “I belong in a museum!

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CEO confirms NIO is developing its own phones, names Apple as a potential rival

Electrek

Although NIO CEO William Li recently admitted the company is only in the research phase, he has confirmed the Chinese automaker is exploring the production of its own phones. By combining technology with humanity, NIO hopes to provide one holistic system for consumers’ daily lives – much like Apple, who NIO’s CEO sees as a potential rival in the future. more….

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Tesla-style Giga Presses and Megacasts on the cards for Volkswagen’s future EV plans

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With Tesla expanding its vehicle production capabilities through the deployment of facilities like Gigafactory Berlin and Giga Texas, the company’s lead in the electric vehicle sector has never been more evident. It is then unsurprising that some of Tesla’s competitors in the automotive segment are emulating some of the EV maker’s innovations to help them catch up in the electric car market.

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Tesla pauses solar roof installations due to supply issues; some clients will be left without a roof for months

Electrek

Tesla has paused solar roof installations due to issues with getting its solar roof tiles. Now some clients will be left without a roof for months. more…. The post Tesla pauses solar roof installations due to supply issues; some clients will be left without a roof for months appeared first on Electrek.

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Rivian links supply chain woes to ongoing Ukraine-Russian conflict

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In its 10-K filing on Thursday, March 31, Rivian stated that the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine has impacted its business and operations. Rivian noted that its ability to develop and manufacture vehicles of sufficient quality on time and at a large scale is still unproven. The company listed the conflict in Ukraine as one of the reasons it continues to struggle with production.

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BMW unveils new electric i3 based on 3 Series, but it’s only for China for now

Electrek

BMW unveiled today a new electric BMW i3, but unlike the previous vehicle with that name, this one is based on the 3 Series. Therefore, BMW is unveiling the highly anticipated 3 Series, but it’s only for China for now. more…. The post BMW unveils new electric i3 based on 3 Series, but it’s only for China for now appeared first on Electrek.

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SpaceX rolls upgraded Super Heavy booster to the launch pad

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SpaceX has begun transporting an upgraded Super Heavy booster to its South Texas launch facilities, where the rocket will likely be tested with a rarely used stand known as the ‘can crusher’ On Wednesday, March 30th, SpaceX scheduled a temporary road closure – indicative of transport operations – on March 31st. The Friday prior, Super Heavy Booster 7 (B7) left the high bay it was assembled in multiple times, only to roll back inside at the end of the day.

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Kyte announces a fleet of Tesla Model 3s for a $995/month subscription service across the US

Electrek

Kyte, an on-demand rental company, announced that it is acquiring a fleet of Tesla Model 3 vehicles to offer a new monthly subscription service across the US starting at $995. more…. The post Kyte announces a fleet of Tesla Model 3s for a $995/month subscription service across the US appeared first on Electrek.

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These YouTubers Made DIY Airless Tires

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Automakers and tire companies have been trying to deliver airless tires for decades. While it would be great to not suffer from flats, the challenges of coming up with something that both grips and doesn’t have air inside has proven more challenging than people thought at first. But what if it’s not as hard as […].

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