Wed.Sep 22, 2021

New Bosch 230 electric motor and inverter with silicon carbide technology offers system efficiency up to 97%

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At Motor Bella 2021, Bosch is introducing its new efficient 230 electric motor for commercial and medium-duty vehicles. The new 230 electric motor has a rated voltage of 800 volts and is designed for long service life. Bosch‘s electric motor 230 for commercial vehicles.

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GM details Ultium EV motor family, enabling more range without bigger batteries

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General Motors on Tuesday revealed more about the motors and propulsion systems that will power a generation of Ultium-based electric vehicles.


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IIHS names Volkswagen ID.4 EV a 2021 TOP SAFETY PICK+

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has named the Volkswagen 2021 ID.4 a a 2021 TOP SAFETY PICK+. To qualify for a 2021 TOP SAFETY PICK+ award, vehicles must have good ratings in each of the Institute’s six crashworthiness evaluations.

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Report: Honda Prologue electric SUV planned for 70,000 annual US sales

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Honda on Monday announced United States sales targets for the Prologue, an upcoming electric SUV that will use General Motors' Ultium hardware. The automaker said in a press release that it will initially target 70,000 annual sales for the Prologue when it launches in 2024.

NREL report finds electrified heavy-duty vehicle powertrains could provide lower total cost of ownership than diesel under certain conditions

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A new total cost of ownership (TCO) study from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) finds that battery-electric and fuel-cell electric commercial trucks could be economically competitive with conventional diesel trucks by 2025 in some operating scenarios.

Mercedes-Benz EQS flagship luxury EV priced at $103,360, US range not yet released

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The Mercedes-Benz EQS electric luxury sedan will start at $103,360 when it reaches United States dealerships this fall, Mercedes confirmed Tuesday in a press release.

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GM reveals new Ultium Drive EV motors designed and developed in-house with GM propulsion software

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At the 2021 Mackinac Policy Conference, General Motors President Mark Reuss revealed GM’s group of three all-new motors that will power its Ultium-based EVs. Designed by GM, the 180kW front-drive motor, 255kW rear- and front-drive motor and 62kW all-wheel drive assist motor are part of Ultium Drive.

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Jing-Jin Electric and Allison Transmission partner to accelerate development of commercial vehicle electrified powertrain solutions for global markets

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Allison Transmission, a leading designer and manufacturer of conventional, electric hybrid and fully electric vehicle propulsion solutions, and Jing-Jin Electric (JJE), a China-based electrified propulsion leader in components, assemblies and systems for global automotive and commercial vehicle customers, have signed a broad, global strategic collaboration partnership agreement to accelerate the development of electrified powertrain solutions for global commercial vehicles.

Ford announces partnership with Tesla cofounder JB Straubel’s Redwood on batteries


Ford and Redwood Materials, a battery recycling and material supply company founded by Tesla cofounder JB Straubel, announced that they are partnering on battery supply and recycling.

Airbus reveals the next generation of electric CityAirbus UAM solution; first flight in 2023

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Airbus announced plans for a new CityAirbus at the company’s first Airbus Summit on “Pioneering Sustainable Aerospace” as the emerging Urban Air Mobility (UAM) market begins to firm up.

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Toyota is facing boycotts over its fight to slow electric vehicle progress


Some environmentalists are starting to call for a boycott of Toyota as the automaker keeps using its money and influence to slow down electric vehicle progress. more… The post Toyota is facing boycotts over its fight to slow electric vehicle progress appeared first on Electrek.

Toshiba’s new simulation technology for model-based development shortens verification times for automotive semiconductors by about 90%

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Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation has developed a model-based development (MBD) simulation technology that shortens verification times for automotive semiconductors by about 90%.

Watch XPeng’s NGP system autonomously navigate a busy city


Chinese automaker XPeng Motors has shared beta testing footage of its City Navigation Guided Pilot (NGP), one of the upcoming features of its advanced driver assistance system.

Audi Q4 e-tron models ready for configuration for US buyers

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Audi’s entry electric SUV Q4 e-tron lineup ( earlier post ) is ready for configuration by US buyers. The Q4 e-tron family—the MEB siblings to Volkswagen’s ID.4 models—brings three new models to Audi’s fully-electric fleet. 2022 Audi Q4 e-tron (European model shown).

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Tesla Model 3 and Model Y will now detect and slow down for emergency vehicles


Tesla’s software update 2021.24.12 seems to include something noteworthy for the Model 3 and Model Y. While the software update’s Release Notes were identical to previous updates in the way that they highlight features like Disney+ streaming and Car Wash Mode, 2021.24.12

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Clean Air Power introduces new hydrogen direct injector range

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UK-based Clean Air Power , a provider of clean transport solutions, is marking its 25 th anniversary working with hydrogen injection products by releasing a new range of hydrogen injectors for internal combustion engines. The range, which digitally controls hydrogen gas flow into engines, includes a high-pressure direct hydrogen injector that complements Clean Air Power’s existing hydrogen port injector options.

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Tesla Giga Berlin’s 4680 battery factory is coming together


Tesla Giga Berlin’s battery factory is beginning to take shape as the first walls of the building were erected on-site earlier today. In 2019, Tesla announced that it would build a new vehicle production facility in Europe, and it would be located in Brandenburg near Berlin.

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Drive System Design showcases the toolsets and test capabilities for next generation of EVs

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Electrified powertrain engineering consultancy Drive System Design (DSD) will highlight its simulation, optimization and test capabilities created in response to the significant increase in demand for EV electric drive system development, at the Cenex-LCV event at Millbrook this week.

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EGEB: New York City announces a massive clean energy plan


In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): Two huge infrastructure plans will power New York City with wind, solar, and hydropower. China pledges to end funding for overseas coal plants.

Tesla Insurance could launch in Texas next month, New York in 2022


Tesla Insurance is poised to launch in Texas next month and New York in 2022, according to CEO Elon Musk, who gave additional details regarding the electric automaker’s insurance initiative on Twitter last night.

Rad Power Bikes RadCity 5 Plus e-bike launched as premium version of city commuter


The RadCity 5 Plus e-bike from Rad Power Bikes has just been launched with a pile of new upgrades, making it the most extensive update to the RadCity electric commuter e-bike yet.

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Tesla FSD visualizations poised for rollout on non-FSD Beta cars next month


Tesla Full Self Driving visualizations are coming to non-FSD vehicles soon, as per recent comments by CEO Elon Musk on Twitter. According to the CEO, the option to activate FSD visualizations may be rolled out to drivers in areas such as Europe around next month.

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Volta Trucks partners with Sibros to bring real-time OTA data to its Zero fleet


Volta Trucks and Sibros have partnered up to integrate the latter’s holistic data platform system for fleets into the upcoming 16-ton Volta Zero electric truck.

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Ford inks battery recycling deal with ex-Tesla exec JB Straubel’s Redwood Materials


Former Tesla Chief Technical Officer JB Straubel’s battery recycling startup, Redwood Materials, has secured a deal with veteran automaker Ford.

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Tesla says Autopilot can now detect and slow down for emergency vehicles’ lights at night


Tesla says that it has updated its Autopilot software to slow down when it detects the lights of emergency vehicles at night. more… The post Tesla says Autopilot can now detect and slow down for emergency vehicles’ lights at night appeared first on Electrek.

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Lucid stock gets elevated target boost from CFRA after initial analysis


Lucid Group ( NASDAQ: LCID ) is already getting a boost in its price target from CFRA analyst Garrett Nelson, who released his initial opinions on the company’s stock last week.

A UK collective says it can now accurately predict an EV battery’s life span – here’s how


In the UK, two electric vehicle manufacturers, academics, and a battery analytics specialist company are collaborating on an electric vehicle battery research program designed to predict battery life span – and they say they’ve succeeded.

Lucid touts EPA range rating, says it will now build 520 Air Dream Editions


Lucid Group is moving one step closer to delivering the Air Dream Edition sedan to reservation holders today as the company announced that it has begun contacting customers to convert reservations into orders.

ARAI develops chargers for electric vehicles

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ARAI develops chargers for electric vehicles. The Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) has developed a charger for electric vehicles to boost the adoption of electric vehicles in India.

Volvo showcases its electric construction equipment ahead of full rollout in 2022


Following a pilot program in Southern California lasting nearly a year, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) publicly showcased the capabilities and quietness of its battery electric construction equipment.

SpaceX Inspiration4 astronaut shares behind-the-scenes look at largest space window’s ‘first light’


SpaceX Inspiration4 astronaut Sian Proctor has shared the first behind-the-scenes look at what it was like for the world’s first all-private astronaut crew to witness the largest window ever flown in space for the first time.

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Quick Charge Podcast: September 22, 2021


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: September 22, 2021 appeared first on Electrek.

Volkswagen pairs with E.ON for 150 kW EV fast charger capable of energy storage


Volkswagen has announced that it will collaborate with German electric utility company E.ON to develop an electric vehicle fast charger that can charge two EVs simultaneously with 150 kW. The fast charger will also have energy storage capabilities thanks to a storage battery.

TROMOX, maker of tiny electric motorcycles, debuts (slightly) larger 60 mph bike


Small form-factor electric motorcycles are enticing targets for manufacturers due to their lower cost and reduced regulatory hurdles.

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Why Gordon Murray Design's iStream Tech Is Perfect For Future EVs


Using the iStream design and manufacturing process can reduce the overall weight of a family car by over 20

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AeroGarden Farm 12 XL sustainably grows fruits + veggies at $250 off, more in New Green Deals


One way we can all help out the environment is to grow our own fruits and vegetables. Well, AeroGarden allows you to easily do that in any climate or season, all without having to even touch dirt.

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China Aims for a Permanent Moon Base in the 2030s

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On 3 January 2019 , the Chinese spacecraft Chang'e-4 descended toward the moon. Countless craters came into view as the lander approached the surface, the fractal nature of the footage providing no sense of altitude.

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