Mon.Sep 27, 2021

Wrightbus unveils two new single-deck fuel-cell- and battery-electric buses

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Wrightbus unveiled the new new single-deck GB Kite Hydroliner fuel-cell-powered bus and single-deck GB Kite Electroliner battery-powered bus last week at the Millbrook Proving Ground.

Ford commits $11.4B toward US electric truck factory, three battery plants

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Ford on Monday announced its largest single manufacturing investment ever—$11.4 billion, which will include the creation of nearly 11,000 new jobs at two mammoth manufacturing complexes in Tennessee and Kentucky.


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MAHLE Powertrain and Bramble Energy launch Phase 1 PCBFC demonstrator vehicle; range-extended EV

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MAHLE Powertrain and Bramble Energy have agreed to continue their collaboration to develop Bramble’s Printed Circuit Board Fuel Cell (PCBFC) hydrogen fuel cell technology. Earlier post.) The phase 1 demonstrator vehicle was launched at the Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle show.

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Michigan announces wireless charging pilot, state-funded EV charging network

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Over the past decade, Michigan, the traditional home of the U.S. auto industry and a hub for manufacturing, has seemed perfectly fine ceding leadership in electric vehicle infrastructure to the West Coast.

Sandia team uses computational approaches to develop high-entropy alloys with attractive hydrogen storage properties rapidly

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Researchers from Sandia National Laboratories and international collaborators used computational approaches, including explainable machine learning models, to elucidate new high-entropy alloys with attractive hydrogen storage properties and direct laboratory synthesis and validation.

400-mile electric British roadster: UK funds enable a glimpse of the future

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At an event last week focusing on low-carbon and fuel-cell innovation, a consortium of four suppliers together revealed the Aura, a fully electric sports car that combines a series of ideas that may point to the future in which automakers put a higher priority on weight reduction in EVs.

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Vulcan Energy produces first battery-quality lithium hydroxide from Zero Carbon Lithium pilot operations

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Vulcan Energy Resources’ chemical engineering team has successfully produced its first battery-quality lithium hydroxide monohydrate (LHM) from piloting operations.

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INEOS investing additional $1.4B in Grangemouth complex in next phase of GHG reductions; blue hydrogen

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INEOS will invest an additional £1 billion (US$1.4 billion) in Grangemouth, its integrated refinery and petrochemicals complex in Scotland, in the next phase of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2045. Grangemouth.

Electric British roadster, Mercedes batteries, leather-free Volvo EVs: Today’s Car News

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Mercedes is joining Stellantis for batteries in Europe. Michigan plans a dynamic wireless charging pilot. A UK project envisions a lightweight British sports car. And Volvo will go leather-free in its EVs. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

EMT Madrid adds 30 more Irizar e-mobility electric buses

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The Municipal Transport Company of Madrid (EMT Madrid) has awarded Irizar e-mobility an order for another 30 electric buses. This fourth order means that EMT Madrid will now have a total of 85 zero-emission Irizar buses in its fleet.

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Ford announces giant new electric pickup truck factory plus three new battery gigafactories


Ford made a massive announcement today about accelerating electric vehicle production with a giant new factory to produce electric pickup trucks in Tennessee and three new battery gigafactories.

Wärtsilä and Samsung Heavy to collaborate on ammonia-fueled engines for future newbuilds

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Wärtsilä and the Korean shipbuilding company Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) have signed a joint development program (JDP) agreement aimed at developing ammonia-fueled vessels with 4-stroke auxiliary engines available for future newbuild projects.

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Tesla Cyberquad is alive, new trademark application for the electric ATV


We haven’t heard anything about the Tesla Cyberquad since it was unveiled, but it is apparently still alive as the automaker applied for a new trademark application for the electric ATV.

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XPeng-backed HT Aero unveils urban usage scenarios for flying vehicle

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HT Aero, an urban air mobility (UAM) company in which China-based EV manufacturer XPeng is an investor, unveiled future urban usage scenarios for its fifth-generation flying vehicle XPeng X2, including autonomous flight take-off and landing for specific city scenarios, back-end scheduling, charging and flight control.

The world’s longest subsea cable will send clean energy from Morocco to the UK


gigawatt (GW) solar and wind farm will be built in Morocco’s Guelmim-Oued Noun region, and it will supply the UK with clean energy via subsea cables. The twin 1.8 GW high voltage direct current (HVDC) subsea cables will be the world’s longest.

Betolar and JA-KO Betoni to use Keliber’s lithium mine side streams for lower-carbon concrete

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Betolar, a Finnish material technology company that offers sustainable and low-carbon concrete production, and concrete company JA-KO Betoni, are assisting Keliber ( earlier post ), which is preparing a lithium mine in Kaustinen, Finland, in utilizing the massive side streams typically produced in the mining industry.

Elon Musk: ‘This will be Tesla’s (TSLA) most intense delivery week ever’


Elon Musk said that this week will be Tesla’s (TSLA) “most intense delivery week ever” in a new email to employees. more… The post Elon Musk: ‘This will be Tesla’s (TSLA) most intense delivery week ever’ appeared first on Electrek.

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Wärtsilä and Samsung Heavy to collaborate on ammonia-fueled engines for future newbuilds

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Wärtsilä and the Korean shipbuilding company Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) have signed a joint development program (JDP) agreement aimed at developing ammonia-fueled vessels with 4-stroke auxiliary engines available for future newbuild projects. Both parties recognise the importance of future carbon-free fuels in the marine industry’s drive towards decarbonization. The agreement was signed in July 2021.

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Tesla Model Y production at Giga Shanghai surges to 1.6k units per day in Sept: report


It appears that Gigafactory Shanghai has achieved a notable milestone this September. As per recent local reports, Tesla’s China-based electric vehicle plant reportedly hit a production rate of 1,600 Model Y per day in September.

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Polestar is the latest electric car company to go public


Polestar, an all-electric car brand that spun out of Volvo, announced that it is going public through a SPAC. It becomes the latest of many electric car companies that have chosen to go that route over the last year.

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Tesla investors advised to ditch Kimbal Musk, James Murdoch by ISS in Shareholder vote


Tesla investors ( NASDAQ: TSLA ) are advised not to re-elect Kimbal Musk or James Murdoch in the coming Annual Shareholder Meeting by proxy advisor Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS).

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EGEB: Senators call for US solar manufacturing boost with tax credits


In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): A Democratic senator says the US dependency on China for solar must be cut. An old warehouse in Brooklyn gets a second life as an indoor soccer venue and a community solar host.

Tesla’s Elon Musk shares FSD Beta rollout strategy, V10.2 release date


Tesla officially released its long-awaited request Full Self-Driving Beta button a few days ago. Elon Musk also clarified how Tesla plans to roll out the FSD Beta button to drivers, while explaining how the Safety Score system will be used.

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Relux Electric inaugurated new EV charging station in Chennai 

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Relux Electric inaugurated new EV charging station in Chennai . RELUX Electric, a Tamil Nadu based EV charging facility provider and chargers manufacturer has inaugurated its new EV charging station on the 24th of September at Guindy, Chennai.

Tesla Megapack project in Victoria to resume testing after July fire


Tesla and Neoen received the all-clear to resume the commissioning process of the 300 MW/450 MWh Victorian Big Battery near Geelong. Neoen owns the Victorian Big Battery (VBB) and the batteries at the Hornsdale Power Reserve.

Affordable and stylish European electric bike Cowboy is coming to America


Cowboy has been a popular electric bicycle brand in Europe for several years now, and it’s finally making its US debut. more… The post Affordable and stylish European electric bike Cowboy is coming to America appeared first on Electrek.

A closer look at why heat pumps are dominating EV HVAC systems


Heating or cooling the interior cabin of an EV substantially affects the vehicle’s on-road efficiency, and the HVAC system often gets the proverbial “rented mule” treatment.

SpaceX moves Super Heavy booster to make room for Mechazilla arm installation


For the second time, SpaceX has removed the first potentially flightworthy Super Heavy from Starbase’s orbital launch mount – this time to reportedly make room for the installation of a pair of huge ‘Mechazilla’ arms.

2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe: The legendary SUV brand’s first plug-in hybrid


The plug-in hybrid version of the Jeep Wrangler offers useful all-electric range and great electric torque—if drivers plug it in. Do they? The accelerating pace of electric vehicle launches has brought us to this: The first Jeep in the US to get a plug-in hybrid version is the legendary Wrangler.

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Tesla Giga Berlin works with local district to establish easy commute for employees


Tesla’s Gigafactory Berlin will have a bicycle path connecting the electric car production facility to the nearby town of Erkner, establishing an easier commute route for eventual employees at the manufacturing plant.

Junkyard Find: 2017 Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell

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I have become accustomed to running into the unexpected during my junkyard travels, finding everything from a JDM Nissan Fairlady Z to a bullet-riddled Cadillac from a Mythbusters episode to a British tank.

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Tesla suppliers halt production as China faces power issues


A number of key Tesla suppliers from China are temporarily halting their production as the country deals with an ongoing power crunch.

Tesla tells Full Self-Driving beta testers to share ‘selectively’ and ‘a lot of people want them to fail’


In a new report revealing Tesla’s non-disclosure agreement with Full Self-Driving beta testers, we learn that the automaker tells them to be “selective” with what they share publicly and warns them that “a lot of people want Tesla to fail.”

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Opinion: Tesla FSD Beta critics’ pearl-clutching and outrage are getting ridiculous


Tesla’s “Request Full Self-Driving Beta” button is here, and so is the Fear Uncertainty and Doubt (FUD).

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Swedish electric motorbike maker CAKE lands $60M funding round


Sweden’s most prominent electric motorcycle and e-moped manufacturer CAKE has just closed a significant funding round that should add another $60 million to the company’s coffers.

Tesla registers Cyberquad trademark, but not for the Cyberquad itself


Tesla has filed a new trademark application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, but it isn’t for the Cyberquad itself. Instead, the patent covers two classes: Games, Toys and Sporting Goods, and Clothing. In November 2019, Tesla unveiled the all-electric Cybertruck.

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This 60W 18V portable solar panel powers your off-grid campsite at $90, more in New Green Deals


Fall is prime camping weather, and if you’re planning on bringing phones, cameras, drones, or anything else electrical with you, it’s inevitable that it’ll need to be charged.

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