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Honda outlines electrified vehicle strategy for China; unveils new EV models

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Honda last week held a virtual press conference on its electrification strategy in China.

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Toyota plans US-made batteries by 2025: Will more ambitious EV targets follow?

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Toyota on Monday announced plans to invest $3.4 billion in U.S.-built built batteries through 2030. It’s part of a $13.5


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DESTEN introduces 900 kW fast charger, EV

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China-based DESTEN, an ultra-fast charging battery pack and solution provider, has developed an ultra-fast charging solution alongside a DESTEN-designed and -engineered electric car which can charge from 0% to 80% state of charge in 4 minutes and 40 seconds. DESTEN introduced the technology in Jakarta, and plans to showcase these innovations in a global roadshow starting in Asia, then The Middle East, Europe, and North America.

China's GAC announces hydrogen combustion engine

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Chinese automaker GAC Motor claims to have successfully tested a hydrogen combustion engine, although it's unclear if the engine will ever reach production. Instead of using fuel cells to generate electricity, GAC designed an internal-combustion engine to burn hydrogen in place of gasoline or diesel.

Stellantis and LG Energy Solution to form JV for Li-ion battery production in N America; 40 GWh plant

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Stellantis and LG Energy Solution have entered into a memorandum of understanding to form a joint venture to produce battery cells and modules for North America. The parties intend that the joint venture will establish a new battery manufacturing facility that will help power Stellantis’ goal of realizing more than 40% of its sales in the US composed of electrified vehicles by 2030.

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Q&A: Ghost Robotics CEO on Armed Robots for the U.S. Military

Cars That Think

Last week, the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) conference took place in Washington, D.C. One of the exhibitors was Ghost Robotics —we've previously covered their nimble and dynamic quadrupedal robots, which originated at the University of Pennsylvania with Minitaur in 2016.

SciAps introducing family of handheld analyzers for in-field analysis of lithium and rare earth elements

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Toyota to invest $3.4B in batteries in US through 2030; new company, new plant

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Toyota will invest approximately $3.4 billion (¥380 billion) in automotive batteries in the United States through 2030. Specifically, the investment is for developing and localizing automotive battery production, including those for battery electric vehicles, and is part of the global total of approximately $13.5 billion (¥1.5 trillion) set aside for investment in battery development and production announced last month by Toyota Motor Corporation.

Report: Nickel shortage could pinch EV battery supplies, affect costs

Green Car Reports

Global nickel demand could outstrip supply within the next few years, potentially limiting EV battery supplies, according to a new report from the Norwegian consultancy Rystad Energy.

Vulcan Energy signs binding lithium hydroxide offtake agreement with Umicore

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Lithium developer Vulcan Energy Resources has signed a binding lithium hydroxide offtake agreement with Umicore, a leader in cathode materials production used in lithium-ion batteries for electrified transportation, as part of Vulcan’s Zero Carbon Lithium Project. Earlier post.). In Nysa, Poland, Umicore has built the first cathode materials plant in Europe.

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First Mustang Mach-E models built in China roll off assembly line


Ford has just successfully rolled the first models of its Mustang Mach-E off its assembly line in China, ahead of deliveries to local customers later this year.

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UN Sustainable Transport Conference calls for accelerated action to achieve net-zero emissions

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The Second UN Global Sustainable Transport Conference concluded with a call to accelerate progress towards achieving sustainable transport that would result in major reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and in improving the lives of millions of people. The Conference participants agreed that without a profound shift to sustainable mobility, achieving the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals—already off-track—would be impossible.

The cheapest EV in the world has landed in the US – here’s what it’s like


Electrek was invited to try out the cheapest EV in the world, which is manufactured by Changli. It was hilarious, cute, “cheap” in every way, and a wild exercise for the imagination.

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Emerging Fuels Technology seeks to raise $75M in Regulation A+ offering; BioGTL and FlareBuster plant technology

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Emerging Fuels Technology (EFT), a technology company focused on transforming a number of waste sources of carbon into fuels and chemicals that greatly reduce emissions while generating profits ( earlier post ), has launched a Regulation A+ equity funding campaign, following the qualification of its Form 1-A offering circular by the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Under the Regulation A+ offering, EFT plans to raise $75 million.

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Ford announces $316 million UK facility transformation to build first EV components in Europe


Ford has announced that its vehicle transmission facility at Halewood in the UK will be transformed to build electric power units for future Ford passenger and commercial EVs in Europe.

SpaceX’s first orbital Starship launch slips to March 2022 in NASA document


A NASA document discussing a group’s plans to document SpaceX’s first orbital-velocity Starship reentry appears to suggest that the next-generation rocket’s orbital launch debut has slipped several months into 2022.

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I tested a flying electric boat and it was even cooler than it sounds


When I first began covering Candela and the company’s flying electric boats , I thought it was pretty cool tech that only a few people could ever dream of experiencing.

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Put on a Sweater and Unplug the Second Fridge – Energy this Winter is Going to Be Expensive

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Oil and natural gas prices are on the rise globally in a big way and that means electricity and heating fuel rates will go up too. When you add it all up, this is going to be an expensive winter. Electricity and the grid Home heating

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EGEB: Rooftop solar could match annual total US power generation


In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): The US has enough usable rooftop space to deploy solar that would match current generation levels. Renewables will make up most global generation increases to 2050, but will coal still hang around?

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Biggest Tech Companies Now Building the Biggest Data Pipes

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Old-fashioned telecommunication carriers are falling behind in the global bandwidth race as global giants of content and cloud computing are building their own global networks. Facebook has commissioned electronics and IT giant NEC Corporation to build the world's highest capacity submarine cable.

Tesla tests new Model S Plaid prototype with stunning active aero-brake spoiler


Tesla has been spotted testing a new Model S Plaid prototype with a stunning new deployable aero-brake spoiler. more… The post Tesla tests new Model S Plaid prototype with stunning active aero-brake spoiler appeared first on Electrek.

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This CAD Program Can Design New Organisms

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In the next decade, medical science may finally advance cures for some of the most complex diseases that plague humanity.

Foxconn unveils 3 new electric vehicles as it is about to build EVs for other brands


At an event today, Foxconn unveiled three new electric vehicles: a sedan, an SUV, and a bus. The manufacturing giant appears to be flexing its muscles ahead of becoming a manufacturer for other EV brands.

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Here Comes Climate Disclosure Regulation

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Carbon is the new calorie… but it’s much harder to count. Sustainable investing is taking off. Precise numbers are hard to pin down. As are precise definitions of what “sustainable” … Continue Reading Here Comes Climate Disclosure Regulation. Uncategorized featured

Tesla drops claim that solar roof tiles are ‘3x stronger than standard tiles’


Tesla has updated the solar roof webpage and dropped the claim that its tiles are “3x stronger than standard tiles” The company is trying to ramp up solar roof production and installations, but not without issues.

VW's Herbert Diess Explains Why Brand's EVs Are Better Than Gas


According to Diess, it's time to switch to an EV, and here's why

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Tesla adds solar panels back to its referral program with $300 award


Tesla has added back solar panel installation to its referral program with a new $300 award for both referrers and new buyers being referred. more… The post Tesla adds solar panels back to its referral program with $300 award appeared first on Electrek.

Apple Supplier Foxconn Unveils 3 EVs: An SUV, A Bus, And A Sedan.

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Foxconn, also known as Hon Hai Technology Group and a major supplier for Apple, has joined the electric vehicle race.

Stellantis and LG Energy are going to open a joint ‘gigafactory’ in North America


Amsterdam-headquartered global auto manufacturer Stellantis and South Korean battery maker LG Energy Solution today announced that they will form a joint venture to produce battery cells and modules for North America.

Fire Strikes Gruber Motors, Over 30 Tesla Roadsters Burn To A Crisp


According to a preliminary investigation, an electrical panel failure is to blame for the blaze, Gruber's second since 2017

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South Korea increases its emissions reduction goal to 40% of 2018 levels by 2030


South Korea today announced its commitment to slash its emissions by 40% of 2018 levels by 2030, compared to an initial 26.3% goal that the country set in 2020. more… The post South Korea increases its emissions reduction goal to 40% of 2018 levels by 2030 appeared first on Electrek.

Confirmed: Nissan Leaf Will Be Replaced By Electric Crossover


The upcoming high-riding electric vehicle will be built on the CMF-EV platform in Sunderland, UK

WM Motor teases LiDAR-equipped M7 sedan ahead of unveiling this Friday


EV startup WM Motor has teased a first image of its upcoming M7 sedan ahead of its official unveiling in China later this week. The M7 is based on a concept EV previously shared by WM Motor and will be the first sedan in its fleet.

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Tesla FSD Beta single stack coming with V11 update, confirms Elon Musk


Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently confirmed on Twitter that the Full Self-Driving Beta’s single stack version should roll out with FSD Beta 11.

NIO Day 2021 to be held in December amid plenty of new model rumors


EV automaker NIO has just announced that its annual “NIO Day” 2021 event will be held at the Olympic Sports Center in Suzhou, west of Shanghai on December 18. NIO Day 2020 was held in early January of this year, and the event is usually when the automaker introduces new models.

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Smart Charging Comes Home: SemaConnect Introduces the Series 4 EV Home Charging Station

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SemaConnect expands product line from commercial to consumer with new electric vehicle charging station for the home. The post Smart Charging Comes Home: SemaConnect Introduces the Series 4 EV Home Charging Station appeared first on Smart Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations. Press Releases

Jackery SolarSaga 60W Solar Panel runs your off-grid campsite at $153, more in New Green Deals


Now that the weather is getting nice outside, it’s time to finally nail down how you’ll power an on-the-go campsite while still remaining off-grid.

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