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Factorial Energy testing results for 40Ah solid-state battery: 97.3% capacity retention after 675 cycles

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In April, Factorial Energy, a start-up solid-state battery technology company, emerged from stealth mode with a 40Ah solid-state battery cell for electric vehicles (EVs) and other applications. Earlier post.).

Jeep plans a lineup of fully electric vehicles by 2025—if you think globally

Green Car Reports

“4xe is the new 4x4” is both a terse Jeep marketing tagline and clever branding nobody else had claimed yet.

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Exro unveils new application for Coil Driver motor controller: optimizing charging and V2G

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Exro Technologies is introducing a new application for its patented Coil Driver technology—enabling EVs to fast charge seamlessly and provide electricity back to the grid regardless of power source or charger type.

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Rivian R1T deliveries delayed to September: If it’s first with an electric pickup, who’s next?

Green Car Reports

In an update sent to customers Friday, Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe indicated deliveries of what’s still shaping up to be the U.S. market’s first electric pickup truck won’t start until September. Scaringe also assured buyers that it will be worth the wait.

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Goodyear develops non-pneumatic tire and wheel assembly for autonomous Olli shuttle

Green Car Congress

Goodyear has developed a non-pneumatic (airless) tire (NPT) and wheel assembly to support autonomous vehicle transportation in a city setting for in-field use with the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA).

Jeep EVs, Bosch CVT for EVs, GM fleet charging, Ford charging while towing: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Bosch thinks CVTs are a good idea for EVs. Jeep is rolling out a full slate of electric SUVs. GM is extending its holistic charging approach to fleets. And Ford looks at towing and charging. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

New Bosch system for testing power electronics of e-vehicles in development lab

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Bosch Engineering has developed a new high-voltage lab rig (HVLR) for fast, efficient and safe testing of electric vehicle power electronics in the development lab.

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Chiyoda lands $2.7B contract for new copper smelter in Indonesia

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Japan-based Chiyoda Corporation has been awarded a $2.7-billion engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract by PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI)—a mineral mining company affiliate of US-based Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) and MIND ID Indonesia’s Mining Industry—for a copper smelter in Gresik, East Java, Indonesia.

Tesla FSD subscriptions go live for $99-$199 per month

Teslarati

Tesla’s highly-anticipated Full Self-Driving (FSD) subscriptions have officially gone live. As per a blog post on the company’s official website, vehicles equipped with Hardware 3.0 or above could now subscribe to FSD features on a monthly basis.

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Audi extends Traffic Light Information to Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco

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Audi is extending its Traffic Light Information (TLI) coverage to Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco.

Tesla launches its Full Self-Driving subscription package for $199 per month

Electrek

Tesla has officially launched its Full Self-Driving subscription package for $199 per month or $99 for those who have previously bought the now discontinued Enhanced Autopilot package.

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Chevron and Cummins announce strategic collaboration on hydrogen

Green Car Congress

Chevron USA, through its Chevron Products Company division, and Cummins announced a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore a strategic alliance to develop commercially viable business opportunities in hydrogen and other alternative energy sources.

XPeng shares footage of its X2 electric flying car

Electrek

A new flying car prototype with autonomous capabilities has been unveiled by XPeng Huitian, a division of XPeng Motors in China.

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NASA adds 14 new partners to Advanced Air Mobility project’s National Campaign; urban air mobility

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Thirteen companies and one university have signed agreements with NASA’s Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) project’s National Campaign to continue work towards integrating air taxis, cargo delivery aircraft and other new air vehicle concepts into the national airspace system.

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Porsche is on pace to double Taycan sales to 40,000 electric cars this year

Electrek

Porsche is on pace to double Taycan sales to 40,000 units this year as the electric car is becoming an important part of the premium automaker’s lineup. more… The post Porsche is on pace to double Taycan sales to 40,000 electric cars this year appeared first on Electrek.

UC Davis buys 6 NFI electric Xcelsior CHARGE buses using California state contract

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Unitrans, the University of California, Davis transit system, has purchased six Xcelsior CHARGE battery-electric, forty-foot heavy-duty transit buses from NFI subsidiary New Flyer of America Inc. UC Davis utilized the California Department of General Services (DGS) contract for the procurement. NFI’s New Flyer was selected by DGS as an approved supplier of electric vehicles in 2019.

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The Tesla Cybertruck’s looks are not as big of a deal as critics think

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Just recently, Elon Musk acknowledged on Twitter that the Tesla Cybertruck might be a flop simply because it is so unlike anything else on the market.

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Li-Cycle and Helbiz to create a sustainable and circular battery supply chain for scooters and e-bikes

Green Car Congress

Li-Cycle Corp., the leading lithium-ion battery recycler in North America, and micro-mobility company Helbiz are partnering to create a safe and sustainable recycling solution for end-of-life lithium-ion batteries used in e-scooters and e-bikes. As the global shift toward electrification continues to accelerate, the popularity of micro-mobility is following suit, with the global market expected to grow to $150 billion by 2025, according to Market Research Future.

Tesla launches its own virtual power plant with Powerwalls to help California’s grid

Electrek

Tesla is launching its own virtual power plant with the Powerwall in California in order to help the grid, which is expected to be under pressure this year. more… The post Tesla launches its own virtual power plant with Powerwalls to help California’s grid appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla’s vehicle registrations in CA rise 85% in Q2 2021 with Model Y at the lead

Teslarati

Tesla’s vehicle registrations in California saw a sharp spike in the second quarter. This was according to research firm Cross-Sell, which aggregates vehicle title and registration data.

Pirelli introduces EV dedicated tire to debut on the Lucid Air

Electrek

Italian tire manufacturer Pirelli has announced a new high load (HL) index tire that will make its debut on the upcoming Lucid Air sedan. This HL tire was designed specifically for electric cars and SUVs to support heavier weight from batteries while maintaining a low rolling resistance.

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SpaceX begins assembling first orbital Starship and Super Heavy booster

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SpaceX has begun rapidly assembling the first orbital Starship prototype and the Super Heavy booster set to launch it isn’t far behind. SpaceX’s Boca Chica, Texas rocket factory seemingly turned a corner in early July as sections of Starship 20 (S20) began to pop up around the site.

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The US has to mine more minerals to meet EV, clean energy demands

Electrek

Clean energy may mean less mining for coal, but it also means more mining for minerals such as cobalt for use in alloys and batteries, tellurium for solar cells and semiconductors, and germanium for transistors in electronic devices.

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Ford launches premium petrol fragrance to help ease Mach-E owners into EVs

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Over the weekend, Ford unveiled a petrol fragrance for future Mach-E GT owners at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The Fragrance is called Mach-Eau.

Tesla Model X survives tornado and captures video with Sentry mode

Electrek

A Tesla Model X was caught in a passing tornado, and it not only survived it, but it also filmed the whole thing on Tesla’s Sentry mode. more… The post Tesla Model X survives tornado and captures video with Sentry mode appeared first on Electrek.

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Bosch claims a CVT will help EVs optimize performance and range

Green Car Reports

Electric cars mostly do without multi-speed transmissions, but automotive supplier Bosch believes the gear-less continuously-variable transmission (CVT) could help optimize EV performance and range.

Rivian delays deliveries of its R1T electric pickup truck to September

Electrek

Rivian has confirmed that it is delaying its first deliveries of the R1T electric pickup truck, which were supposed to start this month, to September. more… The post Rivian delays deliveries of its R1T electric pickup truck to September appeared first on Electrek.

Tesla cameras capture remarkable account of Model X surviving a tornado

Teslarati

A recent video from Barrie, Ontario, Canada has proven that the Tesla Model X is indeed a vehicle that can keep its wheels on the ground even under extreme circumstances.

FIRST TIMER – 2021 Toyota Mirai

Clean Fleet Report

Behind the Scenes with a Couple & Their First Fuel Cell. Story and photos by John Faulkner. Everything is a first time. You name it, because at some point you have never done it until you did it. This is what makes life so exciting and interesting; trying new things and going new places.

Older Tesla Model S builds to lose connectivity features with 3G network phase out

Teslarati

Tesla Model S owners with pre-June 2015 builds of the company’s flagship sedan are set to lose some connectivity features in their vehicle as AT&T is gearing up to shut down its inferior 3G network.

Jeep Announces Fully Electric Models In Every SUV Segment By 2025

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"4xe is the new 4x4

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Rivian delays deliveries of R1T until September, R1S ‘shortly thereafter’

Teslarati

Rivian has delayed the initial deliveries of its first-ever electric car, the R1T pickup truck, from July until September, an email from CEO RJ Scaringe to reservation holders says.

Podcast: New Tesla solar panel, 300 kW Supercharger, Rivian delay, and more

Electrek

This week on the Electrek Podcast , we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including a new Tesla 420-watt solar panel, upgrading Supercharging network to 300 kW, Rivian delaying deliveries, and more.

Lordstown Motors under SEC investigation for false pre-orders, DiamondPeak merger

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Lordstown Motors is under federal investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for falsifying pre-order counts and its merger with DiamondPeak Holdings, company representatives said. Earlier this month, the SEC issued a post-effective amendment No.

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Audi Vrings Traffic Light Information to Los Angeles, New York, & San Francisco

EV Obssesion

An Audi-first in-vehicle technology, TLI communicates between vehicles and traffic signals to provide Time to Green, Green Light Optimized Speed Advisories and can help drivers minimize stop-and-go driving TLI now available at more than 22,000 intersections in more than 20 major metros and 60+ cities and regions across U.S.

Tesla And Musk Unlikely To Avoid Electric Aviation: Morgan Stanley

InsideEVs

Morgan Stanley adds that it's not about "if" Tesla Aviation is coming, but "when

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UC Davis’s 6 New Flyer Battery-Electric Xcelsior CHARGE® Buses; Spurs Zero-Emission Evolution

EV Obssesion

New Flyer Battery-Electric Xcelsior CHARGE® Buses; Spurs Zero-Emission Evolution on California’s 3rd Largest Campus St. Cloud, Minnesota, USA – July 15, 2021: (TSX: NFI) New Flyer of America Inc. (“New New Flyer”), a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (“NFI”),

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