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Siemens invests $25M in WiTricity to advance wireless charging for electric vehicles

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The companies will work together to drive adoption of open, interoperable standards in wireless charging for global electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure Siemens makes strategic investment in WiTricity and licenses their technology for future wireless EV charging products. Siemens has invested US$25 million and acquired a minority stake in US-based WiTricity, a wireless charging technology company.

Tesla gets proposal from Indonesia for EV plant with an annual production capacity of 500k


Indonesia continues to woo Tesla with a proposal for an EV factory with an annual production capacity of 500,000 cars.


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Lilium’s eVTOL jet technology demonstrator achieves main wing transition

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Lilium, developer of an all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) jet, recently announced that its technology demonstrator Phoenix 2 achieved main wing transition. This means it is the first full-size electric jet aircraft to transition from hover to wing-borne flight.

Tesla is operating a virtual power plant demonstration in Texas


Tesla is operating a virtual power plant demonstration in Texas to show the grid authorities the potential of such a product. But until some rule changes, the company needs the collaboration of local Powerwall owners without compensation. more….

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MOL to start sea trials of Panamax bulk carrier powered by biofuel blend

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Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. MOL) announced that its group company, MOL Drybulk Ltd. will start sea trials of the Panamax bulk carrier C.S. Olive , chartered from Chugoku Sougyo, using biofuel in late June 2022. Olive. MOL signed a deal for biofuel supply with Chevron Singapore.

2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV teased; full reveal July 18

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General Motors CEO Mary Barra on Monday tweeted the first image of the 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV, due to be fully revealed July 18 and to go on sale in spring 2023. The image shows the "SS" performance model confirmed in March.

MAN Truck & Bus will offer an eBus chassis for the global market; NMC and LFP battery options

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MAN Truck & Bus will in future be offering an eBus chassis for the global market. The chassis is based on proven technologies from the Lion’s City E, which is already operating successfully in many European countries and for which a total of more than 1,000 orders have been received to date.

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Enovix Si Li-ion EV test battery cells demonstrate 5-minute fast charge

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Enovix Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of next-generation 3D Silicon Lithium-ion batteries ( earlier post ), demonstrated the ability of its 0.27 Ah EV test cells to charge from 0-80% state-of-charge in as little as 5.2

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Tesla is considering sites for new factory in Canada and Mexico, along with the US


Elon Musk says that Tesla’s factory might not necessarily be in the US as the automaker is also considering options in Canada and Mexico for a new North American plant. more…. The post Tesla is considering sites for new factory in Canada and Mexico, along with the US appeared first on Electrek.

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Chalmers study finds chemical looping gasification integrated with FT synthesis delivers net-negative CO2 FT crude

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A team at Chalmers University in Sweden has analyzed the results of the integration of a chemical looping gasification (CLG) process with a Fischer-Tropsch synthesis (FTS) process and found that this biomass-to-liquids process can produce FT crude with net-negative CO 2 emissions.

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Lightyear 0 aims to nearly eliminate EV charging trips


Dutch electric vehicle manufacturer Lightyear unveiled their initial EV, the Lightyear 0, on June 9, and claims it can nearly eliminate trips to charging stations due to a solar array it installed on the car.

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Nouryon launches Expancel HP92 microspheres to reduce weight and withstand high pressure in underbody coatings and sealants

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Nouryon has introduced HP92 microspheres, a new innovation in thermoplastic microsphere fillers in high-pressure manufacturing processes for the automotive industry. Lightweight materials are in high demand from automotive manufacturers to meet increasingly strict emission regulations and strong consumer interest in fuel-efficient vehicles that do not compromise on performance or passenger comfort. Expancel microspheres consist of a polymer shell that encapsulates a gas.

Hyundai teases Ioniq 6 electric sedan, calls it Electrified Streamliner

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Could Hyundai’s upcoming electric sedan arrive with a reconceived space and proportions, and some noteworthy driving range and efficiency?

Tesla hiring 500-600 staff a month at Gigafactory Berlin: Economy Minister


Tesla Gigafactory Berlin is ramping its operations. In a recent email, Elon Musk himself confirmed that the Grunheide-based plant is closing in on a production rate of nearly 1,000 Model Y per day. But Giga Berlin is only getting started. .

Report: Sony-Honda electric cars might be a moneymaking content platform for entertainment

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Electric cars built under a joint venture between Sony and Honda could generate more money through an extra-cost content platform, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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Tesla Giga Berlin is producing nearly 1,000 vehicles per week: Elon Musk 


Elon Musk recent sent an email to Tesla employees, congratulating them for their hard work this year. His email contained some updates on each Tesla Gigafactory, including Giga Berlin. .

Getting grid energy to the most EVs: Researchers look to mathematical modeling

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Researchers at North Carolina State University have created a mathematical model for optimal placement of EV charging stations, as well as how powerful stations can be without straining local power grids.

Volkswagen, Mercedes support EU ban of ICE sales past 2035


German automakers Volkswagen AG and Mercedes announced their support of the European Union’s ban on combustion engine vehicle sales past 2035.

Hyundai Ioniq 6 profile, Model Y sales, Sony-Honda EV, model for EV chargers: Today’s Car News

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The Hyundai Ioniq 6 is teased. The Tesla Model Y remains the EV sales champ by a lot. Sony-Honda EVs could make money from more than just the car. And could a math model help place EV chargers? This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

Tesla catches fire in Sacramento wrecking yard three weeks after accident


Sacramento Metro Fire put out their first Tesla fire last week. Firefighters extinguished the flames engulfing a Tesla Model S that had been sitting in a Sacramento wrecking yard for three weeks after an accident. “This was the 1st and only.

VinFast announces over fifty upcoming stores spread throughout Europe


During EVS35 in Olso, Vietnamese EV automaker VinFast outlined its plans for expansion overseas, alongside the European debut of its VF 8 and VF 9 EVs.

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Elon Musk shares sincere thanks to Tesla’s employees in recent email


Apart from a message to Tesla employees that revealed some interesting tidbits about the state of the Model Y production ramp in Gigafactory Berlin and Texas, Elon Musk also sent an email to the Tesla team about how much he appreciates their work.

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Scania launches its regional long-haul electric truck


Swedish commercial vehicle maker Scania has debuted its regional long-haul electric truck that will be available in Europe as both a rigid truck and a tractor-trailer. more…. The post Scania launches its regional long-haul electric truck appeared first on Electrek.

SpaceX a big step closer to orbital Starship launches after passing FAA environmental review


SpaceX has secured environmental approval from the FAA and relevant federal, state, and local stakeholders to conduct orbital Starship launches on the South Texas coast.

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ONYX RCR 60 MPH e-bike with 75-mile range hits $3,999, more in New Green Deals [Exclusive]


The ONYX RCR e-bike sets itself apart from the competition by delivering up to 75 miles of range on a single charge as well as a 60 MPH top speed. That’s right, this e-bike (or electric motorbike, really) can top out at highway speeds and travel quite a ways on a single charge.

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Elon Musk wants Tesla Service to fix two-thirds of cars in the same day


Last week, Elon Musk tweeted in a series of updates that Tesla would be attempting to service two-thirds of customer requests “same day.” ” One of the many benefits of owning an electric vehicle is the lack of service required.

Billionaire Larry Ellison is leaving Tesla’s board of directors


Tesla confirmed that Oracle’s billionaire founder, Larry Ellison, is leaving its board of directors, and he won’t be replaced. more…. The post Billionaire Larry Ellison is leaving Tesla’s board of directors appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla (TSLA) stock gets upgraded to “Outperform” at RBC Capital Markets


Tesla stock ( NASDAQ:TSLA ) may be feeling some pressure on Monday’s intraday, but the electric vehicle maker actually received a rather optimistic outlook from RBC Capital Markets.

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Tesla is surprised by demand for Model Y in right-hand drive markets, will increase production


Tesla has been surprised by the demand for the Model Y in right-hand drive markets, and CEO Elon Musk says that the automaker will increase production. more…. The post Tesla is surprised by demand for Model Y in right-hand drive markets, will increase production appeared first on Electrek.

Rivian R1T’s air compressor is a perfect accessory in a pinch


Rivian’s philosophy from day one has shown that electric vehicles can be for the adventurous, and they’re capable of handling challenging off-road terrains while maintaining a luxurious and high-tech feel.

The US Army just launched the largest floating solar farm in the Southeast – why this is a big deal


The US Army has launched the largest floating solar farm in the Southeast. It’s also the first project of its kind for the US Department of Defense. more…. The post The US Army just launched the largest floating solar farm in the Southeast – why this is a big deal appeared first on Electrek.

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Electric pickup buyers hold multiple reservations as delivery date uncertainty looms: survey


With so many electric pickups set to hit the market in the coming years, consumers are playing their hands by holding reservations on multiple EV trucks due to the uncertainty of when they might be delivered.

Bill tries to eliminate free charging for electric cars in North Carolina with poor argument


A new bill has been introduced in North Carolina to try to eliminate free charging for electric cars at businesses, and their logic to justify it is unsurprisingly poor. more….

Ford, GM, Stellantis, Toyota push for Congress to eliminate EV tax credit limits


The CEOs of Ford, General Motors, Stellantis, and Toyota all urged Congress to eliminate the cap on the $7,500 electric vehicle tax credit as zero-emissions vehicles cost more to manufacture.

Chevy Blazer EV gets revealed July 18, hits dealers early 2023


Chevrolet announced the reveal of the 2024 Blazer EV today and noted that the SS, or “Super Sport,” version would be in dealers’ hands in the spring of 2023 for model year 2024…. more…. The post Chevy Blazer EV gets revealed July 18, hits dealers early 2023 appeared first on Electrek.

Tesla Singapore executive relieved of duties following Musk’s plan for reduced salary headcount


Tesla has fired its Singapore country manager, just over a week after Elon Musk, the company’s CEO, warned of global job losses. Christopher Bousigues posted Sunday on LinkedIn , “Tesla announced a 10% of workforce reduction. My role was chosen to be eliminated as of today.”

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