Thu.Sep 08, 2022

U of Melbourne team demonstrates direct hydrogen production from air; direct air electrolysis (DAE)

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Researchers at the University of Melbourne (Australia) have demonstrated a method of direct hydrogen production from air— in situ capture of freshwater from the atmosphere using hygroscopic electrolyte and subsequent electrolysis powered by solar or wind with a current density up to 574 mA cm

2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV confirmed at $30,000 for 250-mile base model

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Early this year GM laid out an enticing price of $30,000 for its 2024 Chevy Equinox EV fully electric compact crossover due in fall 2023. On Thursday GM confirmed it’s planning to keep to that initial price and timeline, and it revealed much more about this upcoming EV.

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Nissan approves first bi-directional charger for use with Nissan LEAF in the US; Fermata Energy FE-15 charger

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Nissan, working with Fermata Energy, a vehicle-to-grid services provider, has approved the first bi-directional charger for use with the Nissan LEAF in the US.

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Tesla Megapack factory in Lathrop posts more job openings


Tesla posted more jobs for its Megapack Factory in Lathrop. The company listed around 50+ new positions in Lathrop within the past week alone. About 17 of the jobs Tesla posted in Lathrop the past week mentioned the Megapack or the Megafactory.

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Daimler Truck subsidiary FUSO unveils the next generation eCanter

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Daimler Truck subsidiary MFTBC (Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation, FUSO) unveiled the next-generation model of the all-electric light-duty truck FUSO eCanter.

Magna to manufacture thousands of Cartken’s fully autonomous delivery robots in the US


Global contract manufacturer Magna International has agreed to produce and scale a fleet of autonomous delivery robots for silicon valley-based robotics company Cartken.

Mahle showcasing new SCT motor at IAA Transportation

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At the upcoming IAA Transportation trade fair in Hanover, Germany, MAHLE will premiere its new SCT electric motor (Superior Continuous Torque), which provides extremely high continuous power and is therefore especially suited to commercial vehicles. Earlier post.).

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Aemetis finalizes $7B of supply contracts for 100% of Riverbank Plant Production of SAF and RD for up to 10 years

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Aemetis, Inc., a renewable fuels company focused on negative carbon intensity products, announced that $7 billion of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and renewable diesel (RD) supply agreements have been signed with 10 airlines for a total of 916 million gallons of blended SAF.

StoreDot delivers fast-charging batteries for real-world EV testing, claims 100 miles in five minutes

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Israeli startup StoreDot has begun shipping samples of its fast-charging batteries to automakers for real-world EV testing.

Successful testing of methanol-fueled HT-PEM fuel cell system paves the way for scale-up at the Alfa Laval Test & Training Center

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Alfa Laval is the driving force in a marine fuel cell development project exploring the potential of high-temperature proton exchange membrane (HT-PEM) fuel cells using methanol as fuel as a source of marine auxiliary power.

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Sono Motors is on track to put over 32,000 solar electric vehicles on roads this decade


Sono Motors is trying its damndest to stay at the top of everyone’s news feed this week. In addition to announcing it has received over 20,000 reservations for its upcoming Sion solar EV, Sono Motors has announced a new partnership for retrofit solar implementation on city buses.

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MAN launches new dual-fuel engine

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MAN Energy Solutions has launched its MAN 49/60DF engine type at the SMM trade fair in Hamburg.

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VW ID Buzz test drive: an EV with character and utility


I test drove the VW ID Buzz , an electric minivan and the latest VW electric vehicle. It’s a fun new EV with character and that is going to provide a ton of utility for families, and maybe even some special use cases. more….

EIA: high prices for natural gas this winter as global consumption remains high and inventories low

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The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects higher-than-average natural gas prices globally as demand remains high this winter in the United States, Europe, and Asia, and inventories remain low. According to EIA’s September 2022 Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) , the US natural gas spot price at the Henry Hub will continue to climb this winter, reaching a monthly average of $9.10 per million British thermal units in January 2023.

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BYD signs land deal for plant with annual capacity of 150,000 EVs in Thailand

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BYD's plant is expected to start operations in 2024 and the vehicles will be exported to ASEAN countries and Europe. The post BYD signs land deal for plant with annual capacity of 150,000 EVs in Thailand appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. BYD BYD Thailand

California HVIP making $5M available for zero-emission Class 8 tractors at Port of LA

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Starting 12 September, at 10 a.m. Pacific, the California Hybrid and Zero Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) will make $5 million available for voucher requests for zero-emission Class 8 tractors performing drayage operations at the Port of Los Angeles. Funding is made available through the Port’s Clean Truck Fund and administered by CALSTART on a first-come, first-served basis through the existing HVIP voucher request process and Voucher Processing Center.

StoreDot ships “extreme” fast charging cells to global automakers

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StoreDot ships "100in5" extreme-fast-charging batteries to electric vehicle OEMs for real-world testing. The post StoreDot ships “extreme” fast charging cells to global automakers appeared first on The Driven. Batteries EV News

Alder Fuels and Enviva partner to scale and commercialize sustainable aviation fuel supply chains

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Enviva, the leading producer of sustainably sourced woody biomass, and Alder Fuels, a clean tech developer and greencrude producer, signed a contract for the long-term, large-scale supply of woody biomass from Enviva, which sources low-value fiber, such as forest byproducts such as tree tops, limbs, and commercial thinnings, to commercialize further the supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

Piedmont Lithium CEO says not enough lithium to meet U.S. demand by 2030 or 2035


The CEO of Piedmont Lithium, Kieth Phillips, warned that there isn’t enough lithium to meet U.S. demand by 2030 or 2035 in a recent interview with Yahoo! Finance. The growing demand for lithium has nearly doubled the price of lithium carbonate this year.

Imperial awards hydrogen contract to Air Products for Strathcona renewable diesel complex

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Imperial has signed a long-term contract with Air Products for the supply of low-carbon hydrogen for Imperial’s proposed renewable diesel complex at its Strathcona refinery near Edmonton, Alberta. Earlier post.) Air Products will provide pipeline supply from its hydrogen plant under construction in Edmonton. Imperial will use Air Products’ low-carbon hydrogen to produce renewable diesel at Strathcona that substantially reduces greenhouse gas emissions relative to conventional production.

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NIO expected to see rapid delivery growth as it transitions to new models, analyst says

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XPeng and Li Auto are currently in a period of transition between old and new products, and sales performance will be under pressure in the near term, according to a local analyst.

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Alfa Laval Test & Training Center receives approval for testing with ammonia

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Authorities have approved testing with ammonia at the Alfa Laval Test & Training Center. When installation of the testing setup is completed by the end of 2022, the center will be able to work with all fuels in consideration as the marine industry decarbonizes. Just as it has for LNG, biofuels and methanol, the center will deepen the knowledge of ammonia combustion and lead the development of needed onboard technologies.

NIO Capital leads latest funding round in US-based suspension startup ClearMotion

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The financing will be used to support the 2024 debut of ClearMotion's fully active suspension CM1, which eliminates the sway in the car that disrupts the ride. The post NIO Capital leads latest funding round in US-based suspension startup ClearMotion appeared first on CnEVPost.

Tesla ramps up hiring for Megafactory, aiming to produce 40 GWh per year


Tesla is ramping up hiring for its Megafactory in California, where it aims to produce 40 GWh of Megapacks per year. more…. The post Tesla ramps up hiring for Megafactory, aiming to produce 40 GWh per year appeared first on Electrek.

Redwood Materials sets sights on recycling consumer devices for essential battery materials


Redwood Materials launched a Consumer Recycling Program to reduce the world’s reliance on newly mined materials. “If If properly recycled, your old and broken devices can decrease global reliance on mining and lower the cost and environmental impact of products,” explained Redwood Materials.

Razor’s new ‘most versatile yet’ 1,000W electric scooter carries two seated adults


When it comes to scooters, Razor is as much of a household name as it gets. But forget the classic, shiny Razor scooters you’re used to. The company is coming in hot with a whole new type of two passenger, big-wheeled electric scooter for adults. Meet the Razor EcoSmart Cargo. more….

Rivian and Mercedes-Benz plan to make electric vans together for Europe

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The U.S. EV newcomer Rivian intends to partner with the oldest automaker in the world to form a joint venture around electric vans—and producing them for Europe.

Kia EV batteries find second life as energy storage systems to reduce strain on grid


Kia Europe has announced a new partnership with encore Deutsche Bahn to reuse former EV batteries to create scalable energy storage systems. The prototype has already been implemented in Germany using Kia Soul EV batteries and marks the start of the automaker’s Europe-wide initiative. more….

Jeep production-bound EVs, $30,000 Chevy Equinox EV, Rivian-Mercedes van venture: Today’s Car News

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Jeep rolls out its first three fully electric models. Rivian and Mercedes partner for electric vans. StoreDot sends its five-minute-charging battery tech out for testing. And Chevy confirms that the upcoming Equinox won’t be a niche model. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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The Nissan LEAF is getting its first-ever V2G charger for selling energy back to the grid


Good news for Nissan LEAF owners: The automaker is approving its first vehicle-to-grid (V2G) charger for its LEAF model, meaning owners can now sell energy back to the grid. Sending energy back to the grid from your EV can help reduce utility costs during peak usage. more….

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Tesla is about to let owners vote on where Supercharger locations will be


Tesla is preparing to launch a Supercharger Voting Poll Platform that will allow owners to determine where future Supercharger locations will be.

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Mullen claims majority stake in Bollinger Motors and will revive B1 and B2 EV truck production


EV start-up Mullen Automotive has announced the purchase of a controlling interest in Bollinger Motors for $148.2 million in cash and stock.

Tesla fights back labor board uniform ruling


Tesla is preparing to fight back against a recent ruling by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) which ruled that the company must allow employees to wear pro-union attire. On September 6, Tesla filed for a petition of review with the U.S.

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Magna mulls US plant – could Fisker Ocean and Jaguar I-Pace soon qualify for federal tax credits?


Magna Steyr – an Austrian-based contract manufacturer owned by Magna International – recently shared aspirations to enter the US market and produce vehicles in a climate-friendly facility in North America.

China's wholesale sales of passenger NEVs hit record 632,000 units in Aug, CPCA data show

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In terms of wholesale sales, China's new energy passenger vehicle penetration rate reached a record 30.1 percent in August, the first time it exceeded 30 percent. The post China's wholesale sales of passenger NEVs hit record 632,000 units in Aug, CPCA data show appeared first on CnEVPost.

Bestselling EV trucks in 2022 and what models you can look forward to next


Trucks offer a unique driving experience, combining the ability to haul massive loads (like boats, trailers, or any of those fun toys) with a spacious interior fit for a king. Now, they are getting an upgrade as several EV trucks hit the market in 2022.

Bob Iger reveals bots were already an issue when Disney tried to buy Twitter


Former Disney CEO Bob Iger can relate to Elon Musk and his decision to back out of his Twitter acquisition deal. This was because Disney had tried to purchase Twitter before, and even then, bots were already seen as an issue on the platform. .

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