Wed.Dec 15, 2021

HEI study links fossil fuel combustion with more than 1 million deaths globally

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Fossil fuel combustion, a major source of air pollution, contributed to more than one million deaths globally in 2017, more than 27% of all deaths from outdoor fine particulate matter (PM 2.5 ), according to a new report published by the Health Effects Institute (HEI).

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Toyota plans 30 new EVs globally by 2030, teases concepts

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Toyota on Tuesday announced plans to launch 30 electric vehicles across its main Toyota brand and Lexus luxury brand by 2030, unveiling a dozen concepts previewing some of those models.

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Honda piloting new road condition monitoring system to enhance safety

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Honda Research Institute USA is conducting a pilot program in Ohio to evaluate a system that uses GPS coordinates and sensors such as cameras to collect real-time road condition information that can be shared with road operators.

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Toyota electric FJ Cruiser revival, compact electric pickup among fresh EV concepts

Green Car Reports

Among the dozen EV concepts Toyota unveiled Tuesday were two that emphasized ruggedness and off-road capability. The Compact Cruiser EV and Toyota Pickup EV preview two possibilities for the 30 electric models Toyota plans to launch by 2030.

De Havilland Canada and ZeroAvia to develop hydrogen-electric engine program for Dash 8-400 aircraft; line-fit and retrofit

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Zero-emission aviation powertrain developer ZeroAvia ( earlier post ) and De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to develop a line-fit and retrofit program for De Havilland Canada’s aircraft models, using hydrogen-electric propulsion in both new and in-service aircraft.

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GMC Sierra electric pickup due in 2023 with Denali luxury, Hummer EV design cues

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General Motors’ GMC truck brand has provided a first look at the all-electric version of its Sierra full-size pickup, with a full reveal of the design to come in 2022 and an expected market arrival in 2023.

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Schneider Electric partners with PACCAR on SuperTruck 3 project

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Schneider Electric reinforced its partnership with PACCAR, which is receiving a $33-million matching grant from the US Department of Energy (DOE) to continue the development of its Class 8 Kenworth and Peterbilt battery electric and fuel cell vehicles, along with its vehicle charging stations, for the SuperTruck 3 project. Earlier post.) SuperTruck 3 is a DOE initiative to develop state-of-the-art zero-emissions medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

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Hitachi and REE Automotive form strategic collaboration; scalable Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) and Analytics-as-a-Service (AaaS) platform

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Tesla China gives sneak peek at Giga Shanghai operations with new video series

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Tesla China announced that it would release a series of videos providing a sneak peek into Giga Shanghai’s operations. The first video in the series shares information about Tesla China’s cost management strategy. . Giga Shanghai’s Layout.

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Electric companies form National Electric Highway Coalition to develop national fast-charging network

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The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) recently announced the formation of the National Electric Highway Coalition , which merges the Electric Highway Coalition and the Midwest Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Collaboration and now includes additional participating electric companies from across the country.

Tesla Model 3 wins Edmunds’ EV of 2022, Rivian R1T labeled Editors’ Choice

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Tesla’s Model 3 all-electric sedan captured Edmunds ‘ Electric Vehicle of 2022, while the Rivian R1T won the publication’s Editors’ Choice award.

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Proterra to build EV battery system factory in South Carolina

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SpaceX’s next West Coast Starlink launch is heading to an unexpected orbit

Teslarati

SpaceX has unexpectedly changed the Earth orbit its next Starlink launch is targeting. Like all planned Starlink launches, the latest batch of satellites will ultimately raise themselves into a circular orbit around 550 kilometers (~340 mi) above Earth’s surface.

JV of Finnish Minerals Group and CNGR Advanced Material to continue pCAM plant project

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Finnish Minerals Group and China-based technology company CNGR Advanced Material have completed the definitive feasibility study (DFS) and decided to continue their collaboration for establishing a pCAM (precursor cathode active material—the preliminary stage of the cathode active material used in lithium-ion batteries) plant in Hamina, Finland.

Elon Musk scares Mercedes-Benz and BMW: former GM and Ford exec Bob Lutz

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Veteran automotive executive Bob Lutz recently revealed in a statement to the Financial Times that German luxury automakers Mercedes-Benz and BMW are afraid of Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

US DOE and DOT launch joint effort to build out nationwide electric vehicle charging network

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US Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm and US Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg signed a memorandum of understanding to create a Joint Office of Energy and Transportation to support the deployment of $7.5 billion from the new $1-trillion infrastructure act to build out a national electric vehicle charging network that can build public confidence, with a focus on filling gaps in rural, disadvantaged, and hard-to-reach locations. Earlier post.).

Tesla FSD Beta vs the Tail of the Dragon: 318 curves in 11 miles with zero human intervention

Teslarati

Tesla’s Full Self-Driving Beta went against one of the most dangerous roads in America: the Tail of the Dragon. American-Irish YouTuber CGP Gray took a Tesla Model 3 to “meet the dragon” at Deals Gap.

DOE awards Eaton $4.9M to develop low-cost fast-charging solution; solid-state transformer, modular chargers

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded power management company Eaton $4.9 million for a program to reduce the cost and complexity of deploying direct-current (DC) fast electric vehicle charging infrastructure (EVCI).

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John Deere buys Kreisel Electric, plans to electrify its lineup

Electrek

John Deere has been working to electrify its vehicle lineup for years, but the effort is expected to accelerate now with the acquisition of Kreisel Electric. more… The post John Deere buys Kreisel Electric, plans to electrify its lineup appeared first on Electrek.

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Galp and Northvolt establish JV for lithium conversion plant in Portugal; initial annual capacity of 35,000 tons of lithium hydroxide

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Portugal-based energy company Galp and Sweden-based battery manufacturer Northvolt have agreed to set up a joint company, Aurora, that aims to become a steppingstone for the development of an integrated lithium-battery value-chain aligned with Portuguese and European ambitions.

Tesla’s newest Arcade game: Sonic the Hedgehog

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Tesla will partner with SEGA, a Japanese gaming and entertainment company, to bring the newest addition to the Tesla Arcade: Sonic the Hedgehog.

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ZF acquires a stake in Apex.AI; Apex.OS meta-operating system to add to ZF’s middleware options

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ZF has strengthened its automotive software business by acquiring a five percent stake in the software company Apex.AI. In addition to the financial support, ZF will also develop software solutions based on the Apex.OS meta-operating system. ZF’s investment was part of a $56.5 million Series B round led by Orillion, with Continental, AGCO, Jaguar Land Rover’s InMotion Ventures, Airbus Ventures, Toyota Ventures, Hella Ventures, Volvo Group Venture Capital, Canaan and Lightspeed also participating.

Tesla’s FSD program defended by Jim Cramer: “I think we need it”

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Mad Money host Jim Cramer has spoken out in defense of Tesla’s Full Self-Driving and Autopilot programs, both of which are designed to eventually make driving safer by allowing vehicles to take over more and more of a human driver’s tasks.

GM announces GMC Electric Sierra Denali pickup truck, releases teaser

Electrek

GM announced today that the GMC Electric Sierra Denali pickup truck is going to follow the Hummer EV as GMC’s next electric vehicle. The automaker released a new teaser for the electric pickup truck.

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Tesla tells customers it will not honor retroactive Full Self-Driving pricing

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Tesla is communicating to customers who have ordered now-discontinued variants of vehicles that it will not honor retroactive pricing of the Full Self-Driving suite to when they reserved their vehicle.

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REE Automotive teams with Hitachi to bring scalable service platform to commercial EVs

Electrek

EV startup REE Automotive announced a strategic agreement with Hitachi America Ltd. to help accelerate commercial fleet EV adoption.

Tesla Model 3 taxi fleet in Paris dispelled following crash despite ‘no technical problems’

Teslarati

A fleet of 37 Tesla Model 3 all-electric sedans has been dispelled from French taxi company G7’s operational vehicles.

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Scientists have developed biodegradable printed paper batteries

Electrek

Scientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore ( NTU Singapore ) have developed paper-thin biodegradable zinc batteries. Once the batteries are expended, they break down in soil within weeks.

GMC announces 2022 Sierra EV as next car in its goal to go green

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General Motors’ GMC brand recently teased its 2022 Sierra EV, the next car in its electric vehicle lineup after the Hummer EV Pickup and the Hummer EV SUV. The Hummer EV pickup’s initial availability was Fall 2021, but deliveries are expected to start this month.

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Super73 to debut new electric bicycle models, hints at electric motorcycle unveiling

Electrek

Super73 epitomizes the electric moped market in the US, offering several models of fast, powerful, and nostalgic bikes that combine moped-style features with electric bicycle technology.

Electric Cars and Mineral Mining

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Electric Vehicles & Mineral Mining: What We’ve Learned. People often ask us about the raw materials in electric vehicle (EV) batteries, their implications on human rights and the environment, and what’s being done to lessen the impact. We are also concerned about these issues.

Senate expected to pause Build Back Better bill, revised EV tax credits remain in limbo

Electrek

During a congressional sprint to pass legislation before holiday recess, the US Senate is reportedly planning to put a pin in President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion Build Back Better bill to focus on other acts it hopes to pass before 2021’s end.

Tesla’s Elon Musk earns another Person of the Year Award

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Just days after being dubbed as TIME Magazine’s 2021 Person of the Year , Tesla and SpaceX CEO received yet another Person of the Year Award, this time from the Financial Times.

2022 single motor Polestar 2 receives impressive 270-mile EPA range

Electrek

Swedish EV automaker Polestar has shared an official EPA range of 270 miles for its long-range, single motor Polestar 2 sedan, the company’s longest range to date.

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Inventing the Atari 2600

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In late 1975 , sales of devices that made it possible for consumers to play Pong on home television sets were booming. At Atari Inc.

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New Stark Varg revolutionizes electric dirt bikes with specs that crush gas bikes

Electrek

A new Swedish electric dirt bike company known as Stark Future has just unveiled the most groundbreaking electric dirt bike to shake up the industry in years.

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Proterra to build third US battery factory for commercial electric vehicles 

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Proterra to build third US battery factory for commercial electric vehicles .