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CritMET team examines distribution of germanium and gallium in deep-sea crusts

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Using new analytical methods, the research group “CritMET: Critical Metals for Enabling Technologies” led by Michael Bau, Professor of Geochemistry at Jacobs University in Bremen has studied the distribution of germanium and gallium in iron-manganese crusts from the deep sea.

Bigger batteries in EVs could lead to colossal boost in particulate emissions—from tires, study suggests

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Putting bigger battery packs in EVs can boost range, but a new study suggests it could also lead to a major increase in particulate emissions—from tires. The study comes from Emissions Analytics, a U.K.-based based independent emissions testing firm.

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Researchers explore effect of combustion chamber diameter on diesel double swirl combustion system

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In 2010, researchers from the Beijing Institute of Technology proposed a new combustion system for diesel engines: the Double Swirl Combustion System (DSCS) (Li et al. 2010). Within the DSCS, the Double Swirl (DS) chamber is one of the most noticeable factors in the new system.

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Analysis: Amid high gas prices, EV operating cost advantages have grown stronger

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With gas prices spiking, the operating cost advantages of EVs have grown, according to new analysis. The Zero Emission Transportation Association (ZETA), an EV advocacy group, published a report Wednesday tracking the cost per mile of EVs and gasoline cars over the past six months.

VERBIO launches first cellulosic RNG plant in the USA

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VERBIO recently officially launched the first cellulosic RNG plant in the US. The VERBIO Nevada (Iowa) Biorefinery began producing renewable natural gas (RNG) on an industrial scale in December 2021.

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2023 Cadillac Lyriq starts at $62,990, with estimated 312 miles of range

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GM has revealed starting prices and released some preliminary range numbers for its 2023 Cadillac Lyriq luxury electric crossover.

Euro Manganese to begin assembly of demo plant in Czech Republic; production targeted for December

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Canada-based battery materials company Euro Manganese (EMN) reported that the first shipment of the components of its demonstration plant to be sited in Chvaletice, Czech Republic is underway from China, where the components of the plant are being assembled.

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Yokohama Tire providing tires using sustainable materials for Pikes Peak Climb

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Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC), a subsidiary of Yokohama Rubber, will be supplying YOKOHAMA tires to about 18 cars competing in the 100 th Pikes Peak International Hill Climb to be held on 26 June. The supplied tires will include the first provision of YOKOHAMA’s ADVAN A052 street sports tires made from sustainable materials.

Squad Mobility officially launches its Solar City Car optimized for private and shared EV use


Following three years of development, Squad Mobility has officially launched the SQUAD Solar City Car – a two-seater solar electric vehicle (SEV) that can be driven in several EU countries without a driver’s license.

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Asahi Kasei to start providing carbon footprint data for synthetic rubber and elastomers

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Asahi Kasei has developed a system to calculate the carbon footprint of products (CFP) for the synthetic rubber and elastomers products Asadene, Tufdene, Asaprene, Tufprene, Asaflex, Tuftec, and S.O.E. with CFP data provision to customers scheduled to begin in June 2022. CFP visualization is achieved utilizing the DEEP (Data Exploration and Exchange Pipeline) group-wide management infrastructure as a part of the System, which also enables examination of ways to further reduce CFP.

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Largest EU battery recycling plant comes online – enough for all of Norway’s batteries


Hydrovolt, the largest battery recycling plant in Europe, has started operations in Fredrikstad, Norway.

US Senators and Representatives urge EPA to finalize strongest possible clean truck rule

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Last week, US Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-Calif.-44), 44), Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Congressman Donald McEachin (D-Va.-04), 04), and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.-07)

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It’s National Bike Month, and pedal bikes are great. But I only ride electric bikes. Here’s why


May is National Bike Month in the United States. With a combination of more cities focusing on walkability/bikeability as well as an increasingly alarming outlook on climate change , a larger discussion on switching to smaller vehicles couldn’t come soon enough.

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Tesla’s entire existing vehicle lineup makes it to US’ EV Top 10 rankings


Electric vehicles are gaining ground in the United States despite the ongoing semiconductor shortage. Data from financial firm Experian indicates that EV registrations rose 60% in the United States in the first quarter of 2022. During Q1 2022, EV registrations hit 158,689 units, taking a record 4.6%

Tesla is now only taking Cybertruck reservations in North America


Tesla has decided to close reservations for the Cybertruck in Europe and Asia, and it is now only taking reservations for the electric pickup truck in North America, where the vehicle is expected to come next year. more….

Tesla halts Cybertruck orders in China and Europe


Tesla appears to have gained enough Cybertruck reservations to keep its hands full for the foreseeable future. As indicated by recent observations from the Tesla community, the Cybertruck could no longer be ordered in areas such as Europe and China.

Tesla has the top 3 electric cars in the US, and it’s not even close


Tesla currently has the top three electric cars in the United States so far in 2022, and the competition isn’t even close. more…. The post Tesla has the top 3 electric cars in the US, and it’s not even close appeared first on Electrek.

Musk seeks Twitter deal discount, believes 20 percent of accounts are spam


Elon Musk may be looking for a better deal with his Twitter acquisition and $44 billion may now be sounding like a price that is just a bit too high.

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Uber launches new ‘Comfort Electric’ product to get Tesla and Polestar vehicles


Uber has launched a new product called “Comfort Electric” to get people to ride in electric vehicles, more specifically the Tesla and Polestar vehicles that the ride-sharing companies have been helping its drivers get. more….

SpaceX launches two Starlink missions in 24 hours


Two SpaceX Falcon 9 rockets have completed back-to-back Starlink launches less than 24 hours apart, successfully delivering 106 Starlink satellites to low Earth orbit (LEO).

EU lawmakers back 2035 ICE ban

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EU lawmakers back ban on new fossil fuel cars from 2035

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Twitter deal has ‘less than 50% chance’ to go through after Tesla’s market beating: Wedbush


Elon Musk’s $44 billion acquisition of Twitter may be on its way to being terminated, according to Wedbush analysts.

Fiido Beast review: Watch this powerful electric scooter turn into a hilarious 2-wheeled go-kart!


I’ve personally tested dozens of electric scooters and covered hundreds more over the years, but never before have I rested my eyes, feet or butt on one quite as cool or weird as the Fiido Beast. It’s a novel design that, despite having a few issues, is a heck of a lot of fun to ride.

Uber announces ‘Comfort Electric’ featuring Tesla and Polestar vehicles


Ride-sharing service Uber has launched ‘Comfort Electric,’ a new way for users to get around in style and be part of the company’s global commitment to become a zero-emissions mobility platform by 2040.

Arcimoto’s fun 75 mph electric three-wheelers are NYC’s newest little right-sized delivery vehicles


Arcimoto’s Fun Utility Vehicles (FUVs) have proven to be a versatile three-wheeled electric vehicle platform for all sorts of interesting variations. From camera cars to ambulance trikes , an FUV can be just about anything.

Tesla Model Y sighted being benchmarked by General Motors


American veteran automaker General Motors seems to be getting extremely serious in the electric vehicle race. As indicated in recent spy photos, GM appears to be benchmarking the Tesla Model Y, likely as part of the development process of its own all-electric crossovers. .

Before Ships Used GPS, There was the Fresnel Lens

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Ships today use satellite-based radio navigation, GPS, and other tools to prevent accidents. But back at the beginning of the 19th century, lighthouses guided ships away from rocky shores using an oil lamp placed between a concave mirror and a glass lens to produce a beam of light.

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What’s the Plan for Carbon Pricing in California?

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Policymakers see a diminished role for California’s cap-and-trade program November 14, 2012 was a big day in my book. This was the day we welcomed my son into the world … Continue Reading What’s the Plan for Carbon Pricing in California

Following Volvo and Ford, Renault aims to spin off its EV business into a separate company


Last week, French company Renault announced its plan to fully review spinning off its electric car business into a separate company in 2023, in hopes of catching up with rivals Tesla and Volkswagen. more….

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Why Bold Signage is Important for EV Charging

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EV charging stations can be difficult to find, especially from highways. Here's why it's important to change that. The post Why Bold Signage is Important for EV Charging appeared first on Smart Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations.

Check out ArkHAUS – A modular, floating, solar-electric social club for members only


If you thought Soho House was exclusive, wait until you see this.

RI, Get Ready: the EV Rebate is Coming Back

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This summer, the RI Office of Energy Resources is planning on launching DRIVE EV, an incentive program to help drivers access electric vehicles (EVs). This program is desperately needed, as Rhode Island has the lowest EV adoption rate in all of New England (and much of the US).

Cadillac releases new imagery, pricing and range for Lyriq electric SUV


Cadillac announced pricing and range for the Lyriq, an upcoming electric SUV coming this summer. It starts a little higher than originally announced at $62,990, but GM delivered on the range with up to 312 miles of EPA-rated range on a single charge.

Real People, Real EVs

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If you are on the lookout for a new set of electric wheels, you have probably been met with frustration and low inventory. But we urge you to keep the faith, as EVs are well worth the wait. Not convinced yet? Continue reading to see what EV owners think of their cars.

Tesla is rumored to be near a deal for battery venture in Indonesia after new round of talks, Musk meeting the president


Tesla is again rumored to be near a deal for a major new battery venture in Indonesia after a new round of talks with officials and even CEO Elon Musk meeting with the Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo. more….

Ford F-150 Lightning deliveries imminent: Video


Ford CEO Jim Farley recently revealed that Ford F-150 Lightning deliveries are imminent. In a tweet, he showed quite a few F-150 Lightning pickup trucks being loaded into car carriers at the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center. “Spring deliveries underway.

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Tesla Giga Shanghai remains on one closed-loop shift, ramp up delayed to next week


Tesla has officially delayed Gigafactory Shanghai’s ramp-up back to pre-shutdown production capacity as it remains on one closed-loop shift for at least another week. This delay will likely result in Tesla missing out on about 10,000 vehicles produced this quarter. more….