Wed.Jul 28, 2021

EIA: US LNG exports grew to record highs in the first half of 2021

Green Car Congress

US exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) continued to grow in the first six months of 2021, averaging 9.6 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d). This average marks an increase of 42%, or 2.8 Bcf/d, compared with the same period in 2020, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Minnesota adopts California EV mandate, makes it tougher for plug-in "compliance cars"

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Minnesota has officially become the first Midwestern state to adopt California's stricter emissions standards, as well as a zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) mandate requiring the highest-volume automakers to sell electric cars.

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Rio Tinto commits $2.4B for Jadar lithium project; planning 58,000 tons/year lithium carbonate by 2029

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Rio Tinto has committed $2.4 billion to the Jadar lithium-borates project in Serbia, one of the world’s largest greenfield lithium projects. Earlier post.)

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Review update: Does the 2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid deliver up to 38 mpg?

Green Car Reports

The 2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid has many things working in its favor: audacious new exterior styling, a robust feature set, and a clear advantage in drivability over the gas-only Tucson to name a few.

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MIT, Scripps study examines behavior of midwater sediment plumes from deep-sea nodule mining

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A region of the central Pacific—the Clarion Clipperton Fracture Zone (CCFZ)—is estimated to contain vast reserves of polymetallic nodules that are rich in nickel and cobalt—minerals that are commonly mined on land for the production of lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles, laptops, and mobile phones.

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Report: Biden rules will support 40% EVs by 2030, outdo Obama targets for mpg

Green Car Reports

President Biden will soon propose fuel-economy and EV adoption targets that surpass targets set by his former boss, AP News reported Tuesday.

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FAA approves first high-octane unleaded avgas

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General Aviation Modifications, Inc., GAMI)—a leading general aviation engineering company—announced that the FAA has approved Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) authorizing use of its G100UL high-octane unleaded avgas. GAMI elected to follow the well-established FAA Approved Model List (AML) STC process whereby the FAA issues the initial STCs with an AML of specific aircraft and engines, and then progressively expands the scope of that AML based on additional testing and data.

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ELMS and Thermo King partner to build all-electric refrigerated delivery van prototype

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To meet the growing demands for sustainable delivery solutions, Electric Last Mile, Inc. ELMS) ( earlier post ) and Thermo King, a strategic brand of Trane Technologies plc, plan to build an all-electric refrigerated delivery van.

Tesla Megapack system in Victoria gets closer to grid connection

Teslarati

Telsa’s Megapack project in Victoria, dubbed the Victorian Big Battery, was officially registered with the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO). The move marks a step closer toward Phase 3 of the operation.

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MAN reports first order for methanol engine within container segment

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MAN Energy Solutions has won the order to supply the world’s first, low-speed, dual-fuel engine to run on methanol within the container segment. Hyundai (HMD) will construct the 2,100-TEU vessel in Korea for A.P.

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Tesla (TSLA) launches major shift in retail strategy: cheaper locations, remote working, and more

Electrek

Tesla (TSLA) is currently implementing a major shift in its retail strategy, according to sources familiar with the matter. The automaker will move away from showrooms in fancy malls, and instead it will focus on cheaper locations, remote managing of test drive fleet, and delivery centers.

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XL Fleet partners with NFI’s ARBOC to offer hybrid electric bus option

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XL Fleet Corp. and ARBOC Specialty Vehicles, a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., one of the world’s leading independent global bus manufacturers, have announced a partnership to electrify ARBOC Freedom low floor buses with the XL Hybrid (XLH) electric propulsion system.

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Tesla AI Day scheduled for August 19, confirms Musk

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Tesla’s upcoming AI day would be held this coming August 19, 2021. The announcement was shared by Tesla CEO Elon Musk in a recent post on Twitter.

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Johnson Matthey says GAIA consortium has delivered 20% boost in fuel cell power density

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Johnson Matthey (JM), as part of leading European consortium GAIA (next Generation AutomotIve membrane electrode Assemblies), has helped deliver a fuel cell power density of 1.8 W/cm 2 @ 0.6V. This represents a 20% increase versus state-of-the-art technology. This market-leading result marks a significant step forward for fuel cell technology and JM’s net-zero aspirations.

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JB Straubel’s Redwood Materials raises $700 million to accelerate EV battery recycling business

Electrek

Battery recycling is key to making electric vehicles sustainable, and Redwood Materials, a company founded by Tesla co-founder JB Straubel, is a leader in the space. Today, the company announced a $700 million capital raise to accelerate its effort.

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SpaceX schedules first West Coast Starlink launch after a quiet July

Teslarati

Spaceflight Now reports that SpaceX has scheduled Starlink’s West Coast launch debut no earlier than August 10th, a mission that will also mark the company’s first launch in almost six weeks.

EGEB: Clean energy was second-most prevalent US electricity source in 2020

Electrek

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): In 2020, clean energy sources generated 21% of all US electricity. A judge rules that the largest known lithium resource in the US can be excavated.

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Huawei exec who called Tesla “killing” machines fired after China legal team’s complaint

Teslarati

If there is one thing that is evident with Tesla China, it is the fact that its legal team does not hold back. Whether it is a media outlet or a social media influencer, anyone or anything that spreads inaccuracies and false information about Tesla would be called out.

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Hot-selling Revolt electric motorcycle to get lower-cost sibling, the RV1

Electrek

You may have heard of the Revolt RV400 , which has been in hot demand since its debut. Now it’s getting a new member of the family with a lower sticker price. more… The post Hot-selling Revolt electric motorcycle to get lower-cost sibling, the RV1 appeared first on Electrek.

Tesla Giga Berlin critics are taking another stand with some new legal action

Teslarati

Fresh off their defeat at the Berlin-Brandenburg Higher Administrative Court (OVG) earlier this month, the Brandenburg Nature Protection Association (NABU) and the Green League are taking yet another stand against Tesla’s Gigafactory Berlin.

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These ‘stick-on’ solar panels just got a cash injection

Electrek

Solar manufacturer Maxeon Solar Technologies , a spin-off from US-based SunPower Corporation that’s controlled by French energy giant TotalEnergies, is getting EU funds to manufacture its stick-on Maxeon Air solar panels.

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EV charging to receive $7.5 billion in Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal: White House

Teslarati

The White House detailed the breakdown of the $550 billion Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal, including a $7.5 billion cut to fund the manufacturing and installation of electric vehicle charging stations.

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GAC Aion showcases charging technology claiming charging times of 8 minutes

Electrek

Chinese EV manufacturer GAC Aion showcased its new charging technologies while claiming charge speeds closer to filling up a tank of gas than charging up an EV.

Tesla co-founder’s battery recycling firm gets a cushy $700M investment round

Teslarati

Redwood Materials, a battery recycling company founded by Tesla co-founder J.B. Straubel, has announced a $700 million investment round from external investors. The round was led by funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.,

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Quick Charge Podcast: July 28, 2021

Electrek

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: July 28, 2021 appeared first on Electrek.

Tesla to hold Plaid Model S Team Appreciation Event at Fremont Factory

Teslarati

Tesla is planning to hold an Appreciation Event at the Fremont Factory in Northern California on Thursday, July 29th, 2021, documents obtained by Teslarati show.

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How much does it cost to charge a Tesla?

Electrek

When thinking about a future electric vehicle purchase like a Tesla, your first thought might be, “how much does a Tesla cost?” ” Well, we’ve already covered that for you.

Tesla’s retail strategy set to change for the third time in three years

Teslarati

Tesla is set to change its retail strategy for the third time in three years. The automaker has relied on retail showrooms in shopping malls in high-end locations, but this is set to change.

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Westinghouse’s 3-tool electric tool kit falls to $99 (Save 33%), more in New Green Deals

Electrek

Are you still using gas-powered lawn gear? Well, it’s time to change. Today, in our New Green Deals, we’re taking a look at Westinghouse’s 3-tool yard care kit at $99 , which helps you kick gas and oil to the curb in favor of battery-powered alternatives.

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HBK’s digital algorithm can map EV motor efficiency 10 times faster than analog systems

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In order to maximize an EV’s range for a given battery capacity and vehicle weight, engineers try to eke out as much performance as possible from the electrical and mechanical systems.

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Tesla (TSLA) trades sideways as market digest earnings beat but has questions about short-term growth

Electrek

Tesla (TSLA) has been trading sideways despite beating expectations with its Q2 2021 earnings. The market is digesting the results, but Tesla has created questions about its short-term growth due to supply chain issues.

Ashok Leyland to launch first electric light commercial vehicle in India 

Electric Vehicles India

Ashok Leyland to launch first electric light commercial vehicle in India . Ashok Leyland Indian major multinational automotive manufacturer has lined up its electric vehicles road map.

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Everything we know about the Chevy Bolt EV fires

Electrek

The Chevy Bolt EV has been recalled twice for the risk of battery fire after a dozen fires in a little more than a year. The first recall was in November , with a fix provided in May , which did not fully work. GM then recalled them again in July after another fire on July 1 and a second on July 2.

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Toyota extends battery warranty for self-charging hybrid electric vehicles

Electric Vehicles India

Toyota extends battery warranty for self-charging hybrid electric vehicles. Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) said that it has increased the warranty on batteries for its self-charging hybrid electric vehicles (SHEVs) since August 1, 2021.

Ford reports strong Q2 and raises 2021 outlook, 120k F-150 Lightning reservations

Teslarati

Ford Motor Company ( NYSE: F ) reported a better-than-expected second quarter on Wednesday, recording positive earnings per share but slightly missing Wall Street’s consensus for automotive revenue.

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Congestion charge and electric vehicles: Everything you need to know

Drive Electric

There are plenty of reasons why electric vehicles (EVs) are the future of motoring both in the UK and around the world. You only have to look to the London Congestion Charge for proof of that.

Tesla (TSLA) gets bullish forecast with conservative Cybertruck estimate

Teslarati

Following a blockbuster quarter that saw Tesla ( NASDAQ:TSLA ) post $1.1 billion of GAAP net income and $1.6 billion of non-GAAP net income, Morgan Stanley has published a note outlining its forecasts for the EV maker.

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