Thu.Mar 31, 2022

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 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

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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).


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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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All-electric Rolls-Royce Spectre concludes winter testing 55km from Arctic Circle; Rolls-Royce 3.0

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The all-electric Rolls-Royce Spectre has concluded winter testing 55km from Arctic Circle. Temperatures at the facility used by the marque, located in Arjeplog, Sweden, drop to -26 ?C C (-14.8 ?F) F) and are further cooled to -40 ?C C (-40 ?F). The EV has completed 25% of its 2.5

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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.

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US-based graphite processor Urbix expands to UK

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Urbix Inc., a US-based processor of battery-grade graphite ( earlier post ), has entered the first stage of its global expansion program by establishing a UK entity. Urbix UK, Ltd. will accelerate deployment of local facilities to supply UK- and European-based automakers and battery industries with Urbix’s advanced materials for anodes. The company aims to supply 30% of EVs in the US, UK and Europe by 2030.

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


Kyte, a company that delivers rentable cars straight to your door, has announced the launch of its new Tesla subscription product.

FPX Nickel establishes subsidiary to pursue large-scale, low-cost and permanent carbon capture and storage

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FPX Nickel Corp., a Vancouver-based junior nickel mining company developing the large-scale Decar Nickel District in central British Columbia, has established a new subsidiary company, CO 2 Lock Corp., to pursue opportunities in large-scale, low-cost and permanent carbon capture and storage (CCS). CO 2 Lock has raised $1.7

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


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.

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.

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


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.

Biden invokes Defense Production Act to push domestic material sourcing for sustainable energy


President Joe Biden has invoked the Defense Production Act to push for the production of materials domestically.

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


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.

SpaceX rolls upgraded Super Heavy booster to the launch pad


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.

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


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….

Tesla Model 3 added to MO Police Department’s fleet


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.

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


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


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.

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


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….

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


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.

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


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….

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


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.

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


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….

Faraday Future executives receive subpoenas from SEC, says it is ‘cooperating fully’


Faraday Future executives have been subpoenaed by the SEC, according to a filing from the automaker on Thursday. Faraday said certain members of the management team and employees received the subpoenas after its February 1 8-K filing with the SEC.

Tesla extends Giga Shanghai shutdown due to worker shortage amid lockdown


Tesla is extending its production shutdown at Gigafactory Shanghai, its most productive factory, as it is having issues securing its workforce amid lockdowns throughout the city to limit the spread of COVID-19. more….

Tesla Gigafactory Shanghai’s production pause extended to April 2: report


It appears that Tesla Gigafactory Shanghai will be reopening a bit later than initially expected. As per an internal notice reportedly from the electric vehicle maker, Giga Shanghai is now looking to return to operations on April 2, one day later than the company’s previous target.

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


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.

Government commits to ten-fold increase in public charging

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Government set a new target to deliver 300,000 EV chargers by 2030

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


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….

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One Moto India Opens its India’s First Experience Hub in Hyderabad

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One Moto India – The first-ever British Brand of Elegant and premium EVs in India has announced the launch of its first experience hub in the country, established in the city of Hyderabad, Telangana. (L-R)Muzammil

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Go green with CRAFTSMAN’s 20V electric leaf blower at $79, more in New Green Deals


While there are obvious benefits to ditching your gas-powered lawn tools, there are also other reasons to consider making the switch to cordless electric alternatives.

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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.

Quick Charge Podcast: March 31, 2022


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: March 31, 2022 appeared first on Electrek.