Wed.Mar 23, 2022

StoreDot achieves 1250 cycles on silicon-dominant fast-charging cell

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StoreDot, the developer of extreme fast charging (XFC) battery technology for electric vehicles, reports being the first company to test silicon-dominant cells for more than 1000 cycles.

Filling vs. charging: Gas vehicles cost up to six times more than EVs

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In the United States, electric cars are cheaper to drive per mile the their gasoline counterparts, according to recent analysis from the Zero Emission Transportation Association (ZETA).


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LG Energy Solution investing $1.7B to quintuple battery plant capacity in Michigan

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LG Energy Solution (LGES) is investing $1.7 billion and creating 1,200 jobs at its current location in Holland. Michigan. LGES’ expansion will quintuple the plant’s capacity to help produce battery components into the future as Michigan’s electric vehicle industry grows. The LGES expansion announcement comes two months after GM announced its $7-billion investment in the state, which includes up to $2.5

Coal rebound: Global CO2 emissions were at a record high in 2021

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Global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions rose 6% in 2021, reaching their highest level ever due to increased use of coal power plants, according to new analysis from the International Energy Agency (IEA).

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Toyota partners with ChargePoint for home and public charging

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In preparation for the launch of its all-new 2023 bZ4X battery electric SUV ( earlier post ) later this year, Toyota Motor North America, Inc. will work with ChargePoint, Inc. to offer customers home and public EV charging solutions.

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Elon Musk is projected to become the World’s First Trillionaire in 2024


Elon Musk is currently the richest person in the world, taking over former Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos last year to claim the title.

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Volkswagen Group and Salzgitter AG sign MOU on supply of low-CO2 steel from the end of 2025

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The Volkswagen Group and Salzgitter AG—which have been partners for more than 60 years— signed a Memorandum of Understanding under which Volkswagen will become one of the first customers for the low-CO 2 steel that Salzgitter AG plans to produce on a new production route at its headquarters in Lower Saxony from the end of 2025.

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Volvo Trucks receives order of 50 Volvo VNR Electric Trucks for WattEV’s Truck-as-a-Service start-up

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Volvo Trucks North America’s customer WattEV has ordered 50 Class 8 Volvo VNR Electric trucks to launch its Truck-as-a-Service (TaaS) model in California.

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As Tesla stock rises, House Speaker Pelosi exercises options to buy $2M TSLA shares


US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi seems to have confidence in Texas-based electric car maker Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) as she recently exercised stock options to buy $2 million shares of the company.

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Proterra in multi-year battery supply agreement with Shyft Group for Blue Arc Class 3 electric van and EV chassis

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Proterra Inc announced a strategic, multi-year supply agreement with The Shyft Group to power its Blue Arc purpose-built Class 3 electric delivery van and EV chassis with Proterra’s battery technology. Blue Arc’s EV chassis features a Proterra battery system.

Giga Germany deliveries, coal rebounds, filling up gas vs. EV: Today’s Car News

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Tesla makes its first deliveries from Giga Berlin. EVs cost even less to “fill up” vs. gasoline vehicles as pump prices surge. And more coal is in the mix. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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MAN Energy Solutions, DNV to collaborate on decarbonization, hydrogen value-chain and digitalization in maritime industry

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MAN Energy Solutions and classification society DNV have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Effective immediately, the MoU is due to run for a period of three years.

Toyota partners with ChargePoint for EV charging ahead of the US launch of the bZ4X electric SUV


Toyota announced a new partnership with ChargePoint on electric vehicle charging in America ahead of the US launch of its bZ4X electric SUV. more…. The post Toyota partners with ChargePoint for EV charging ahead of the US launch of the bZ4X electric SUV appeared first on Electrek.

Volkswagen rolling out ID. Software 3.0; cloud-based with swarm intelligence

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Volkswagen is rolling out ID. Software 3.0 with new functions for tis all-electric ID. models, enhancing user experience and optimizing charging capacity. By using swarm data and the most recent generation of driver assistance systems, Volkswagen is also taking the next step towards automated driving. Buyers of new cars will benefit from the new software immediately. For owners of cars that have already been delivered, Volkswagen plans to provide many of the optimizations of ID. Software 3.0

Oil giant Shell offers Tesla Model 3 and Model Y subscriptions in Germany


Shell may have established its legacy as an oil and gas giant, but the company has shown an eagerness to present itself as an advocate of sustainable solutions.

Graphex Group to build graphite processing facility in Warren, Michigan

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Graphex Technologies, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Graphex Group Limited, announced that, as part of its previously announced collaboration with Emerald Energy Solutions LLC (EES), the Emerald Business Park (EBP) in the City of Warren has been selected for the future site of a new 150,000 square-foot graphite processing facility. The processing facility would be developed under a joint venture between Graphex and EES.

Review: Electric Bike Company’s Model E is an affordable US-built e-bike for nearly everyone


The Model E offers a great balance of quality parts and economical pricing. It’s right there in the name: Model E. The ‘E’ is for Everyone, as Electric Bike Company’s founder and CEO Sean Lupton-Smith explained to me as I tested the bike out on a cool winter morning in Newport Beach, California.

International Lithium Association (ILiA) commissions TDi Sustainability to examine ESG and standards in the lithium industry

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The International Lithium Association ( ILiA ), the not-for-profit industry association representing the global lithium value chain, announced a wide-ranging agreement with TDi Sustainability to explore standards and environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues in the lithium industry. The transition to lower-carbon transport and power will require a vast quantity of lithium and other materials to make the batteries of electric vehicles and energy storage systems.

Elon Musk announces two new Tesla paint colors enabled by new ‘world’s most advanced paint shop’


Elon Musk announced that Tesla is going to make two new paint colors available through its new “world’s most advanced paint shop” at Gigafactory Berlin. more….

NVIDIA enters production with DRIVE Orin; BYD and Lucid Group as new EV customers; next-gen DRIVE Hyperion AV platform

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NVIDIA has started production of its NVIDIA DRIVE Orin autonomous vehicle computer, showcased new automakers adopting the NVIDIA DRIVE platform, and unveiled the next generation of its NVIDIA DRIVE Hyperion architecture. The company also announced that its automotive pipeline has increased to more than $11 billion over the next six years, following a series of design wins with vehicle makers from around the globe.

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Elon Musk: Tesla aims to complete Cybertruck development this year for production in 2023


Elon Musk made a new comment about the Tesla Cybertruck, which recently took a backseat, and said that the automaker aims to complete Cybertruck development this year for production in 2023. more….

Tesla delivers first cars from Giga Germany

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Tesla has delivered the first cars from its new German factory. CEO Elon Musk handed over 30 Model Y Performance crossovers to customers in an opening ceremony at the factory, which is variously known as Giga Germany or Giga Berlin.

How insulation and heat pumps could cut the UK’s – and other countries’ – need for Russian gas [Update]


As the global energy crunch deepens, thanks to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, new analysis from the nonprofit think tank Energy & Climate Intelligence Unit ( ECIU ) looks at how home insulation and heat pumps could reduce the UK’s need for Russian gas.

Pirelli unveils its first-ever replacement tire for EVs: the All Season Plus with Elect marking


Pirelli, the Italian tire maker, announced today the introduction in North America of its first-ever replacement tire for electric vehicles: the P Zero All Season Plus with Elect Marking. The Elect marking on Pirelli’s tires indicates several distinct advantages.

Michigan will get a new graphite processing factory to support US EV battery production [Update]


Graphex Technologies has entered into an exclusive non-binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) to form a joint venture with Emerald Energy Solutions to construct and operate a graphite processing facility in Michigan. more….

Ford F-150 Lightning prevails in two high-intensity towing tests in cold and warm climates


Ford announced today that its new F-150 Lightning all-electric pickup truck recently completed two grueling, high-intensity towing tests in various climates to fully assess the vehicle’s performance and capabilities while hauling.

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XPeng Motors rolls 100,000th P7 off assembly line in less than two years, celebrates with special ‘Black Label Edition’


EV-dedicated automaker XPeng Motors is celebrating the production of its 100,000th P7 sedan, claiming to be the first Chinese EV brand to do so. To mark this production milestone, XPeng will release a special “Black Label Edition” P7 featuring an entirely dark exterior. more….

Tesla’s giant Moss Landing Megapack battery storage project: How is it doing now?


Tesla’s Megapack farm in Moss Landing, California, has gone through quite a journey since the project was approved by the California Public Utilities Commission back in 2018. Comprised of 256 Megapacks, the 182.5

LG announces a $1.7B ramp-up, 1,200 new jobs, at its Michigan EV battery factory


LG Energy Solution is investing $1.7 billion and creating 1,200 jobs at its existing EV battery factory in Holland, Michigan. The expansion of the factory will quintuple its capacity to produce EV battery components. more…. The post LG announces a $1.7B

Tesla’s invite-only Giga Fest at Gigafactory Texas draws concerns from local citizens


Tesla’s Giga Fest at Gigafactory Texas, an invite-only event, drew a handful of concerns from local citizens over noise complaints from fireworks testing and concerns regarding a lack of public engagement from the automaker as it nears the official opening of the factory.

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New Apollo City electric scooter has single or dual motors, full-suspension, 32 MPH speed, & never-flat tires


The Apollo City and Apollo City Pro electric scooters, which both opened for pre-orders today, represent a new phase of the Canadian e-scooter leader’s product development.

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SpaceX’s next Crew Dragon astronaut launch slips into April


NASA, SpaceX, and private customer Axiom Space have decided to slightly delay two of the company’s upcoming Crew Dragon launches, both of which are now scheduled to occur in April.

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Fiido Beast seated & standing 30 mph electric scooter launches, offers choose-your-own ride style


A few weeks ago we covered the announcement of the Fiido Beast , a new class of electric scooter that lets riders either sit or stand while flying at speeds up to 30 mph (51 km/h). Now Fiido has launched the Beast for sale, bringing it a step closer to reality. more….

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Four in five Porsches will be EVs by 2030

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Porsche to build and sell more EVs, and improve its own charging infrastructure and battery technology

Renogy’s solar Gold Box starts at $22 with 2-pack of 100W panels at $150, more in New Green Deals


Are you looking for a way to stay off-grid this spring? Well, we’ve got you covered with the latest Renogy solar Gold Box sale going on right now at Amazon until midnight. One stand-out?

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SEC Says Tesla's Musk Should Have To Follow Agreement About Tweets


In the earlier agreement, the SEC decided Musk should have a "Twitter sitter" to make sure he's not tweeting material information

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Quick Charge Podcast: March 23, 2022


Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts , Spotify , TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. more…. The post Quick Charge Podcast: March 23, 2022 appeared first on Electrek.