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Amprius verifies 500 Wh/kg, 1300 Wh/L battery platform

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Amprius Technologies, developer of the Silicon Anode Platform for batteries, has verified a lithium-ion cell delivering energy density of 500 Wh/kg, 1300 Wh/L, resulting in unparalleled run time. At approximately half the weight and volume of state-of-the-art, commercially available lithium-ion cells, the new battery cell delivers potential industry-disrupting performance with barrier-breaking discharge times.

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Rivian adds compatible Tesla Superchargers to its navigation app

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Rivian has added locations of compatible Tesla Superchargers to its navigation app, allowing R1S and R1T drivers to more easily find the Superchargers Tesla is opening up to EVs from other manufacturers. The interface adds Tesla Supercharger locations both to the in-vehicle navigation and the mobile app. Rivian provided this excerpt (below) from.

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Moscow signs contract for 1000 KAMAZ electric buses

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The city of Moscow has signed a contract for 1,000 electric buses from KAMAZ. There are also plans to purchase another 200 electric buses from GAZ Group, said Maksim Liksutov, the Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Transport. The vehicles will come to the capital over the next 2 years. Moscow currently runs 1,055 electric buses on 79 routes. ( Earlier post.

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Ford CEO teases 2025 electric pickup as Millennium Falcon of trucks

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Ford on Friday confirmed the project name for its next-generation electric truck: Project T3. Short for “Trust The Truck,” the project aims to create a truck that’s “fully updatable, constantly improving, and supports towing, hauling, exportable power and endless new innovations owners will want,” according to a press.

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

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United Airlines and Archer to launch first commercial electric air taxi route in Chicago

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Archer Aviation and United Airlines plan to launch the first air taxi route in Chicago, between O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Vertiport Chicago. Vertiport Chicago, North America’s largest vertical aircraft take off and landing facility, is located in the Illinois Medical District near the Chicago Loop. This site was selected as the takeoff and landing site for this airport to city center route because of its convenience, access and service.

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Ford Teases 2nd Electric Truck, Shows BlueOval City Progress

CleanTechnica EVs

Back in September, we wrote about Ford’s plans for BlueOval City, its largest ever production facility, meant to propel them into the EV future. We also covered the company’s plans to go beyond the fences of its facility to do more to help make a true community around BlueOval City in West Tennessee.

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This GM Brightdrop-based electric van is a hotel room with five-star amenities, 250m range

Electrek

Rollaway, a Silicon Valley-based sustainable hospitality startup, is partnering with GM’s BrightDrop to build a luxury electric van that it calls “the hotel room of tomorrow.” The electric van will feature five-star services and amenities with an impressive 250 miles range. more… The post This GM Brightdrop-based electric van is a hotel room with five-star amenities, 250m range appeared first on Electrek.

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LG Energy Solution to invest US$5.5B to build gigafactory complex in Arizona; cylindrical and pouch

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LG Energy Solution will invest approximately KRW 7.2 trillion (US$5.5 billion) to construct a battery manufacturing complex in Queen Creek, Arizona. The complex will consist of two manufacturing facilities—one for cylindrical batteries for electric vehicles (EV) and another for lithium iron phosphate (LFP) pouch-type batteries for energy storage systems (ESS).

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Aptera Motors to integrate openpilot driver assistance system into its solar EVs [Video]

Electrek

Aptera Motors is back with its second exciting news update this week, announcing it has selected an open-source driver assistance system called “openpilot” as its official system that will be integrated into its production model solar EVs. more… The post Aptera Motors to integrate openpilot driver assistance system into its solar EVs [Video] appeared first on Electrek.

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Commercially operated Wärtsilä engine runs on 25 vol% hydrogen blend

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The technology group Wärtsilä and WEC Energy Group have successfully tested the capabilities of a Wärtsilä engine running on 25 vol% hydrogen-blended fuel. The tests, which were completed in October 2022, were conducted at WEC Energy Group’s 55 MW A.J. Mihm power plant in Michigan using an unmodified Wärtsilä 18V50SG engine. The Wärtsilä 50SG is a four-stroke, spark-ignited gas engine generating set.

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

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Burger King reveals whopping plans for a 100% electric vehicle fleet by 2030

Electrek

Sustainable Whoppers? Burger King is going electric after revealing plans to transition its North American field team fleet to 100% EVs by 2030. more… The post Burger King reveals whopping plans for a 100% electric vehicle fleet by 2030 appeared first on Electrek.

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ORNL team recommends focus on isostatic pressing for solid-state battery manufacturing

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Following months of promising test results, battery researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are recommending that the solid-state battery industry focus on a technique known as isostatic pressing as it looks to commercialize next-generation solid-state batteries. In an open-access focus review paper for ACS Energy Letters , ORNL researchers recommend attention be given to the little-studied isostatic pressing approach.

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Electrify America Explores How Automakers Are Trying To Take EVs Mainstream

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Volkswagen reached a $14.7 billion settlement in 2016 to resolve the claims arising from its diesel emissions cheating scandal, also known as Dieselgate. The agreement included federal penalties and consumer compensation, and compelled Volkswagen to invest billions in promoting and advancing green transportation technology.

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Porsche to manufacture all-electric Cayenne in Bratislava

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Porsche will manufacture the future all-electric version of the fourth-generation Cayenne at Volkswagen Slovakia’s multi-brand location in Bratislava. After the Taycan (since 2019), the Macan (in 2024) and the 718 (middle of the decade), the Cayenne will become the sports car manufacturer’s fourth model line with an all-electric powertrain. Prototype of the new Cayenne Porsche has already announced a further all-electric SUV above the Cayenne for the second half of the decade.

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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 ships new feature that eliminates the worst part of cabin heat

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Tesla has shipped a new feature in its most recent software update that eliminates the worst part of cabin heat: the cold air that comes out before the vehicle has sufficiently warmed up. Tesla vehicles consistently improve through software updates, and they can feature things such as updates to vehicle performance, bug fixes, or in this case, convenience options.

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Council and European Parliament agree to green shipping fuels regulations

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The Council of the EU and the European Parliament reached provisional political agreement on green shipping fuels regulations. The main objective of the FuelEU Maritime initiative, as a key part of the EU’s Fit for 55 package, is to increase the demand for and consistent use of renewable and low-carbon fuels and reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from the maritime sector, while ensuring the smooth operation of maritime traffic and avoiding distortions in the internal market.

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How Tesla Became Debt-Free In Just Two Decades

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Tesla has become nearly debt-free in just two decades, a feat that’s unheard of in the auto industry’s more-than-century-old history. How the electric vehicle company was able to keep its debts low has created a new precedent for auto manufacturers, simultaneously putting pressure on some of the industry’s biggest names.

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Volkswagen’s PowerCo and Umicore obtain full regulatory approval for EU battery materials production

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PowerCo, the new battery company of the Volkswagen Group, and Belgian circular technology group Umicore have obtained full regulatory approvals for their joint venture announced in September 2022. The partners can now swiftly proceed to prepare for large-scale industrial production of cathode active materials (CAM) and precursor materials (PCAM) in Europe. ( Earlier post.

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Polestar 2 is the most popular electric company car in Germany, cracking top ten overall

Electrek

The Polestar 2 is taking the auto industry by storm, placing among the top ten-selling electric vehicle in some of the most popular vehicle markets. In 2022, the Polestar 2 became a top-selling electric company car and made the top ten overall company cars in Germany, home of luxury vehicles and auto innovation. more… The post Polestar 2 is the most popular electric company car in Germany, cracking top ten overall appeared first on Electrek.

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Two Ways Genesis Is Going To Sell Its GV70 Electric SUV

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Last week, Hyundai had two announcements for the Genesis GV70 electric SUV. Together, those announcements give us some insight into how Hyundai is planning to move the needle on EV sales.

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Tesla launches Safety Score 2.0 – trying to make driver scoring system fairer

Electrek

Tesla is launching today its Safety Score 2.0, a new version of its driver scoring system to attempt to make it fairer as it influences insurance costs. more… The post Tesla launches Safety Score 2.0 – trying to make driver scoring system fairer appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla rolls out Safety Score 2.0 with new factors for a more accurate grade

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Tesla has rolled out Safety Score 2.0 with new factors that will make your driving score more accurate, making insurance rates more aligned with driving behaviors. Safety Score is an assessment of driving behaviors that can affect your insurance rates. The Safety Score is an estimate of various factors that can determine the likelihood of an accident.

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Tesla gets hacked – winning the hackers $100,000 and a Model 3

Electrek

Tesla was successfully hacked at the Pwn2Own conference and in the process, the hackers won $100,000 and the Model 3 that they managed to compromise. more… The post Tesla gets hacked – winning the hackers $100,000 and a Model 3 appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla bull ARK offloads more than 139,000 shares

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Tesla ( NASDAQ: TSLA ) bull ARK Invest offloaded more than 139,000 shares of the automaker’s stock on Thursday evening worth nearly $27 million based on the stock’s closing price. ARK’s nightly Trading Desk update shows that the firm sold 119,630 shares of Tesla stock from its ARKK, or Innovation, ETF, while the ARKW, or Next Generation Internet, fund is now 20,012 shares lighter.

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First NIO House in Netherlands opens

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NIO co-founder and president Qin Lihong attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of the NIO House in the Netherlands. | NIO US | NIO HK | NIO SG (NIO co-founder and president Qin Lihong (first from left) attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of the first NIO House in the Netherlands.) NIO (NYSE: NIO) has opened its first flagship showroom in the Netherlands after the company teased the move earlier this week.

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Ford preps for its second electric truck, Project T3, at future BlueOval City EV mega-campus

Electrek

Ford revealed plans Friday for a second electric truck, codenamed Project T3, during a press conference at Ford’s $5.6 billion BlueOval City EV mega-campus. The automaker says construction is on track to begin production in 2025. more… The post Ford preps for its second electric truck, Project T3, at future BlueOval City EV mega-campus appeared first on Electrek.

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CPCA expects China's Mar NEV retail sales to rise 27.5% from Feb to 560,000 units

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The overall market is recovering at a slower pace than previously expected due to increased consumer wait-and-see sentiment caused by big price cuts, the CPCA said. The China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) expects China's new energy vehicle (NEV) sales to continue to recover this month from last month, although growth in the overall passenger car market remains slow.

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Tesla Vision Park Assist measurement system proves capable in first tests

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It appears that Tesla Vision Park Assist is now rolling out to more consumers, and so far, the reception has been quite positive. This was evident in some of the first review videos of the newly-released feature in action. Earlier this month, observations from noted Tesla hacker @greentheonly revealed that update 2022.45.11 included references to a Vision Park assist system.

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Refrigerated Pharmacy Deliveries with Opel Vivaro-e and Vivaro-e HYDROGEN

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The Opel Vivaro-e and the Opel Vivaro-e HYDROGEN were recently added to the fleet of the NOWEDA pharmacy cooperative in Essen, Germany. More precisely: The battery-electric and hydrogen fuel cell vans are currently proving their suitability for everyday use for the pharmaceutical wholesale company when delivering sensitive products such as medicines and showing that they meet the requirements of […] The post Refrigerated Pharmacy Deliveries with Opel Vivaro-e and Vivaro-e HYDROGEN appeared

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Amsterdam wants to reduce electric bike speed limits to just 20 km/h (12 mph)

Electrek

If you thought most Europeans had it bad with lower e-bike speed limits of just 25 km/h (15 mph), then prepare yourself for even tighter restrictions in one European capital. That’s because Amsterdam’s city officials are proposing to reduce the electric bike speed limit on cycle paths to just 20 km/h (12 mph). more… The post Amsterdam wants to reduce electric bike speed limits to just 20 km/h (12 mph) appeared first on Electrek.

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Hyundai Finds Causes For Ioniq 5's 12V Battery Drain, Reveals Fixes

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The problem is mainly caused by unauthorized third-party Bluelink apps that are requesting information too frequently from the Ioniq 5.

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Tesla rolls out vision-based park assist, but it could still use some work

Electrek

Tesla has released a new software update activating its vision-based park assist feature, and videos are starting to roll in showing it in action. more… The post Tesla rolls out vision-based park assist, but it could still use some work appeared first on Electrek.

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Ford To Build Next Electric Truck – ‘Project T3’ – At BlueOval City

Electric Cars Report

Ford, the No. 2 EV brand in the U.S. in 2022, is on track with construction at BlueOval City mega-campus and poised to usher in a new era of American innovation and manufacturing. The electric vehicle and battery manufacturing campus in West Tennessee begins production in 2025, and will be home to Ford’s second-generation electric […] The post Ford To Build Next Electric Truck – ‘Project T3’ – At BlueOval City appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

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Ram shows dealers its second electric pickup with similarities to 1500 Revolution EV concept

Electrek

After officially unveiling its first electric truck earlier this year, the Ram 1500 REV, Ram Trucks is working on its second mid-size EV pickup. The automaker showed the concept off to dealers this week, and reports suggest it resembles the Ram Revolution concept. more… The post Ram shows dealers its second electric pickup with similarities to 1500 Revolution EV concept appeared first on Electrek.

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