Mon.May 23, 2022

Snow Lake Lithium calls for the creation of a complete electric vehicle ecosystem across North America

Green Car Congress

Seamless electrified ecosystem required from rock to road to secure the North American automotive industry Battery development and production is strategically important for the transition to clean-energy economy and to remain globally competitive Sustainable lithium mining and processing is an essential component of this ecosystem.

Survey: Shoppers trust legacy automakers over Tesla, find all EV offerings lacking

Green Car Reports

EV shoppers are more likely to trust established automakers over Tesla and newer EV startups like Rivian, but the current crop of products is falling short of expectations, according to a new Escalent survey.

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Nutrien to build world’s largest clean ammonia production facility; LOI with Mitsubishi for up to 40% offtake for fuel

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Canada-based Nutrien Ltd. is evaluating Geismar, LA as the site to build the world’s largest clean ammonia facility.

Ford recalls some Mustang Mach-E EVs for software-related issue—with OTA remedy

Green Car Reports

Ford has recalled just 464 dual-motor all-wheel-drive versions of its Mustang Mach-E electric car from the 2021 model year.

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Rough road for EV industry

Green Car Congress

By Brent Wilson, CEO of Galvanic Energy. America’s electric vehicle (EV) industry seems to have hit a rough patch of pavement in recent months. Lithium prices continue to rise, and no new domestic lithium sources have yet to be established. Even Tesla, despite its substantial efforts to hold the line on affordability, has suffered from the effects of war, supply chain disruptions and the rising costs of raw materials.

EVs offsetting oil demand, upcycled electric garbage truck, Mach-E recall: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

EV adoption has helped avoid 3% of global oil demand. Shoppers aren’t trusting Tesla as much as traditional automakers, but EV options are lacking. We look at a recycled recycling truck—electric, of course.

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Qualcomm unveils next-gen powerline communication device to support vehicle-to-EVSE smart-grid communications

Green Car Congress

In continued efforts to support the growing electric vehicle (EV) segment, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. announced a next-generation powerline communication (PLC) device, the QCA7006AQ, designed to address the needs for electric vehicle (EV) charging station communications—also known as electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE)—that use global Combined Charging System (CCS).

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Hyundai Motor Group to invest more than $10B in US by 2025

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Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) reaffirmed its commitment to expand investment in the US to further its goal to provide sustainable and smart mobility solutions to its US. The Group’s plans, which involve an investment of more than US$10 billion, are designed to accelerate innovation and mobility electrification. Last week, Hyundai Motor Group disclosed a US5.54-billion plan to establish its first dedicated US EV and battery manufacturing facilities in the State of Georgia. Earlier post.)

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Tesla Giga Shanghai output will return to pre-lockdown levels by Tuesday


An internal memo sent to Tesla employees said the automaker plans to have production levels at its Gigafactory Shanghai production facility return to pre-lockdown levels by Tuesday.

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NI deploys vehicle fleet for ADAS research, improved workflow and data management

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NI and key partners have deployed a fleet of vehicles in Europe, the United States and China that will enable ADAS/Autonomous Driving engineering teams to address top challenges related to data volume, quality, access and utilization. The vehicles are equipped with the high-performance in-vehicle data recording and storage solution from NI and Seagate Technology, with integration services from ADAS experts Konrad Technologies and VSI Labs.

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Tesla Model Y caught on fire while driving; driver claimed to have to break window to get out


An almost brand-new Tesla Model Y caught on fire after powering down while driving. The driver claimed to be stuck inside the car and had to break the window to get out. It serves as a good reminder to know and remember that all doors in Tesla vehicles have manual releases. more….

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Discovery of mechanism for atmospheric particle formation suggests need for ammonia emission regulations

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An international team of researchers has shed light on one way new particles are forming in the upper troposphere. The open-access study , published in Nature , reveals an unexpected volatile reaction between nitric acid, sulfuric acid, and ammonia, synergistically creating new particles at a rapid rate. The findings suggest that in addition to carbon dioxide, there are other compounds in need of attention and regulation.

Tesla is back to ramping up Gigafactory Shanghai to new production records


Tesla is back to ramping up production at Gigafactory Shanghai. The automaker could reportedly be back to pre-shutdown level as soon as tomorrow and plans to ramp up to new records later this week. more….

Volkswagen launches new factory to expand electric vehicle production network


Volkswagen announced on Friday that it had officially started production of the ID.4 all-electric crossover at a new facility in Emden, Germany.

Schwinn Coston CE electric bike review: Why don’t more e-bikes have these awesome frame lights?


Schwinn’s electric bicycle line has significantly expanded over the last couple years. When I first started riding electric Schwinns , I was largely limited to cruiser e-bikes.

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Former Shell consultant accuses gas giant for doing “extreme harms” to the environment


Caroline Dennett, a senior safety consultant, has accused oil giant Shell of causing “extreme harms” to the environment. In a video posted on LinkedIn, Dennett stated that Shell shows a “disregard for climate change risks,” making the company far different compared to the image it wishes to project.

Florida’s Climate First Bank launches online solar lending with no fees


Petersburg, Florida-based Climate First Bank , which claims to be the world’s first FDIC-insured community bank founded to fight the climate crisis, today launched an online solar lending platform for Florida residents. more….

SpaceX now offers Starlink for RVs for remote travels


SpaceX now offers Starlink for RVS, connecting customers traveling to remote locations in quite a few areas around the world. Starlink now available for RVs, campers & other large vehicles users (note antenna too big for cars),” tweeted Elon Musk recently.

Tesla lobbies for anyone with solar and batteries to participate in Texas’ energy market


Tesla has filed to change rules for grid operators in Texas in order to enable anyone with solar and batteries, including residential homeowners, to participate in the state’s energy market. more….

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Volkswagen ID.4 GTX with LGES batteries sets Guinness World Record for EVs


LG Energy Solutions’ global communications team informed Teslarati that Rainer Zietlow set a new Guinness World Record with a Volkswagen ID.4 GTX powered by LG Energy Solution batteries. .

BYD Seal begins pre-orders in China, starting under $32K, as a Tesla Model 3 competitor


Chinese automaker BYD Auto has officially begun taking pre-orders for its long-teased Seal sedan. The new EV model, anticipated by many to become a competitor to the Tesla Model 3 , arrives in four different trim models and will be the first from BYD to include its new cell-to-body (CTB) technology.

Tesla Model Y owner says he had to break window to escape from burning vehicle after shutdown


A Tesla owner in Vancouver, Canada, said he had to break the window of his all-electric crossover to escape the vehicle after it shut down and caught on fire unexpectedly. While driving in North Vancouver late last week, Jamil Jutha said his 2021 Tesla Model Y lost power and shut down.

Tesla flipped a switch, and its Supercharger network became the ‘largest public 150 kW+ fast-charging network’


After recently expanding its Supercharger pilot program for non-Tesla EV owners, the Supercharger network became the ‘largest 150 kW+ public fast-charging network’ in Europe overnight. It’s quite impressive that Tesla did that basically by just flipping a switch. more….

Elon Musk wants a Twitter deal discount based on bot account concentration


Elon Musk is evidently looking for a restructured deal that would see his $44 billion balance to acquire Twitter, and he has an idea that would bring a substantial discount to the Tesla CEO based on bot account concentration on the platform.


Driving is Costing You Dolla Dolla Bills!

Energy Institute at HAAS

And it might be a sign of things to come. Some of that is a good thing. Filling your gas tank with liquid hydrocarbons right now makes you think you … Continue Reading Driving is Costing You Dolla Dolla Bills

Tesla Giga Shanghai has produced 26k vehicles since resuming production: report


Tesla China may be taking some time before it hits its pre-lockdown output levels, but it’s getting there. Despite operating with only one shift since resuming vehicle production last month, Gigafactory Shanghai has been able to produce 26,000 vehicles.

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Greenworks 48V 21-inch self-propelled electric mower hits low at $331, more in New Green Deals


Are you tired of having to make trips to the gas station just to mow your lawn? Or maybe it’s the seasonal oil and spark plug changes that you’re growing weary of. Well, Greenworks has you covered with a new all-time low on its that can run for up to 70 minutes per charge at $331.

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Boeing Starliner joins SpaceX’s Crew Dragon at the International Space Station


Boeing’s Starliner crew capsule has successfully rendezvoused, approached, and docked with the International Space Station for the first time, marking major several major milestones for NASA and its second Commercial Crew partner.

Heating Oil Consumers Are Facing a Crisis Next Winter

Green Energy Consumers

Although Spring is in the air and we have so many current events of great importance, there’s reason to think about how difficult next winter will be for heating oil consumers. For months, we have seen rising energy costs – natural gas, electricity, and gasoline.

Tesla Cybertruck makes its most recent appearance in Michigan


The Tesla Cybertruck made its most recent public appearance this past weekend at the Michigan Formula SAE competition at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan. The 2022 Formula SAE competition at Michigan took place from the 18 to the 21 of May.

Musk Says Teslas Will Be Fully-Autonomous, Not Require Driver Next Year


It wouldn’t be the first time the Tesla boss was wrong about this topic, though, so don’t hold your breath

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Hyundai to build $5.54 billion EV production facility in Georgia


Hyundai Motor Group announced on Friday that it has entered an agreement with the State of Georgia to bring the automaker’s first fully-dedicated electric vehicle and battery manufacturing facilities to Bryan County. The new facilities represent an investment of approximately $5.54

Einride Trailer Comes With 350kWh Battery To Add 400 Miles Of Range


The electric semi-trailer will be compatible with both Einride's electric autonomous trucks and conventional electric semi-trucks

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Free Tesla Model 3 car share program announced by MO real estate firm


Residents at TLC Properties in Springfield, MO, will have chance to avoid the rising gas prices in the area. Thanks to a newly-launched program, residents at TLC Properties’ Township 28 apartment complex will have the opportunity to use a Tesla Model 3 to drive around — free of charge.

Leno Tells Ford CEO He's A "Truck Guy" After Driving F-150 Lightning


Jim Farley visited Jay Leno to show him the Ford F-150 Lightning, turning the famous "car guy" into a "truck guy

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SpaceX valuation set to reach $127 billion after new $1.7 billion funding round


CNBC reports that SpaceX is seeking to raise at least $1.725 billion in its first funding round of 2022, potentially boosting the private company’s valuation as high as $127 billion.

Quick Charge Podcast: May 23, 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: May 23, 2022 appeared first on Electrek.