Thu.Nov 03, 2022

KAUST develops AI framework for design of fuels optimized for engine efficiency and lower emissions

Green Car Congress

A team at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) has developed a data-driven artificial intelligence (AI) framework to design liquid fuels exhibiting tailor-made properties for combustion engine applications to improve efficiency and lower carbon emissions. An open-access paper on their work is published in the Nature journal Communications Chemistry.

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Review: 2023 Nissan Ariya turns over a new Leaf for brand

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The 2023 Nissan Ariya not only represents the best new ground-up Nissan in years, it also reorients a brand that has seemed adrift since its erstwhile leader, Carlos Ghosn, ran afoul of the law.

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Penn State, EC Power use internal thermal modulation to enable stable fast charging

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A team from Penn State University and start-up EC Power has developed a material-agnostic technology based on asymmetric temperature modulation with a thermally stable dual-salt electrolyte to achieve stable fast charging for Li-ion batteries.

Lucid Gravity SUV update due Nov. 15 at Air lineup launch

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Lucid on Thursday confirmed that it plans to show its more affordable Air Pure and Air Touring models with a virtual event on November 15 and a corresponding live reveal at the brand’s store in Beverly Hills, California.

Vikingbus orders 31 Mercedes-Benz eCitaro electric buses; long trip requirements

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The Danish bus company Vikingbus has ordered 31 Mercedes-Benz eCitaro all-electric vehicles. In future, they will mainly be used in Køge, a harbor town south of the Danish capital Copenhagen in the east of the island of Sj?lland. lland.

Beyond GM and Sony EV projects, Honda goes solo on solid-state tech

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Honda has established EV partnerships with General Motors and Sony, but the automaker is going it alone on solid-state battery tech.

Cracow orders 18 articulated Solaris electric buses, bringing e-bus fleet to 114

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Solaris won a tender held by public transport operator Miejskie Przedsi?biorstwo biorstwo Komunikacyjne (MPK) in Cracow for the delivery of electric buses. At the end of October the carrier signed a contract with the manufacturer for the delivery of 18 articulated electric vehicles.

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Bloom Energy inaugurates high-volume electrolyzer production line

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Bloom Energy Corporation inaugurated its high-volume commercial electrolyzer line at the company’s Newark facility, increasing the company’s generating capacity of electrolyzers to two gigawatts. The award-winning technology is the most energy-efficient design to produce clean hydrogen to date. In the last decade, the facility has produced more than 1 gigawatt (GW) of fuel-cell-based Energy Servers.

EV stocks soar in Hong Kong: XPeng up 26%, NIO up 18%

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Hong Kong stocks rose overall, with the Hang Seng Index up 5.8 percent and the Hang Seng Tech Index up 8.2 percent. The post EV stocks soar in Hong Kong: XPeng up 26%, NIO up 18% appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. NIO Market Recap

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Nikkei: GS Yuasa entering EV battery market as early as next year

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GS Yuasa will shift its focus from hybrids to enter the market for electric-vehicle batteries as early as next year, according to a report from the Nikkei. The battery maker recently formed a department for the project, bringing in engineers from its hybrid and plug-in hybrid operations, according to the report. GS Yuasa makes batteries for standard and plug-in hybrids through Lithium Energy Japan, a joint venture with partners including Mitsubishi Corp.,

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Covid disruptions cost NIO 7,000 units of production in Oct, report says

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Covid disruptions caused NIO to lose about 7,000 units of EV production and about 5,000 units of deliveries, according to Bloomberg. The post Covid disruptions cost NIO 7,000 units of production in Oct, report says appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost.

GM and Microvast to develop specialized EV battery separator; new US separator facility

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General Motors and battery manufacturer Microvast will work together to develop specialized EV battery separator technology and build a new separator plant in the US. This work will be supported by a $200-million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Battery Materials Processing and Battery Manufacturing initiative. Separators are safety-critical EV battery components that serve to separate the anode from the cathode, allowing for ion transfer.

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Tesla listed among Interbrand’s Best Global Brands 2022 report

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International brand consultancy firm Interbrand has released its Best Global Brands 2022 report, which outlines the strongest brands across a wide range of industries.

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DHL Global Forwarding purchasing 60M liters of Sustainable Marine Fuel from GoodShipping

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DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, and GoodShipping are further expanding their long-standing partnership. With the latest purchase of approximately 60 million liters (approximately 16 million gallons US) of Sustainable Marine Fuel, DHL will reduce a total of 180,000 tonnes of tank-to-wake (TtW) CO 2 e on both FCL (full container load) and LCL (less than container load) shipping until 2024.

Coffee grounds could help make biodiesel, offset fossil fuel

Green Car Reports

Instead of going in the trash or, perhaps, a compost heap, a new study proposes that used coffee grounds could help feed biodiesel-producing algae.

The UK just set a landmark wind energy generation record

Electrek

The UK’s onshore and offshore wind farms generated more than 20 gigawatts (GW) for the first time yesterday, setting a new record, according to National Grid ESO. more…. The post The UK just set a landmark wind energy generation record appeared first on Electrek.

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Guess which western suburbs have bought the most Tesla EVs in recent surge?

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Tesla sales jumped significantly in October, but the suburbs with the highest number of purchases may come as a surprise. The post Guess which western suburbs have bought the most Tesla EVs in recent surge? appeared first on The Driven. EV News

Nissan Ariya review, Honda solid-state battery timeline, coffee-grounds biodiesel: Today’s Car News

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Honda is going solo for solid-state tech. Coffee grounds could get a second life for biodiesel. And we take the U.S.-spec spec Nissan Ariya for a drive. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

Nissan overwhelmed by demand for new EV in Japan

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Nissan has been forced to pause orders in Japan for their new EV, the Nissan Sakura, after the waiting period for the vehicle spanned over a year.

Tesla Bot-like humanoid robots could be a $150 billion business, says Goldman Sachs

Electrek

Humanoid robots, like the recently unveiled Tesla Bot, could be a $150 billion-a-year business within the next 15 years, according to a new Goldman Sachs report. more…. The post Tesla Bot-like humanoid robots could be a $150 billion business, says Goldman Sachs appeared first on Electrek.

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Saudi Arabia partners with Foxconn on new EV brand

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Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund and Taiwan-based technology manufacturer Foxconn entered into a joint venture to develop and manufacture electric vehicles. Saudi Arabia’s foray into the global EV market is another step forward in its Vision 2030 goal to reduce its reliance on oil.

Chinese battery maker CALB to build production base in Portugal

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CALB's plant in Portugal will be located near a local port and the company aims to make the project a world-leading zero-carbon plant. The post Chinese battery maker CALB to build production base in Portugal appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. Battery CALB

GM to develop EV battery separators with $200M U.S. DOE grant

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General Motors will develop electric vehicle battery separators with manufacturer Microvast in a joint partnership that will yield a new separator plant in the United States. The project is being funded by a $200 million grant from the U.S.

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GAC Aion unveils its 3rd-gen EV platform AEP 3.0

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The first model based on the platform will be the previously announced Hyper SSR all-electric supercar, which will begin deliveries in October 2023. The post GAC Aion unveils its 3rd-gen EV platform AEP 3.0 appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. GAC Aion

Check out London’s new electric tram-buses that charge in only 10 minutes

Electrek

Transport for London (TfL) has unveiled its latest clean public transport – 20 fully electric tram-buses. These futuristic, bubble-like London buses will run on the 358 route from Crystal Palace to Orpington from 2023. more….

BYD sells record 217,816 NEVs in Oct, up 8% from Sept

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BYD sold 103,157 all-electric passenger cars and 114,361 plug-in hybrids in October. The post BYD sells record 217,816 NEVs in Oct, up 8% from Sept appeared first on CnEVPost. For more articles, please visit CnEVPost. BYD Deliveries

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BMW may implement a Tesla-esque direct to consumer sales model

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BMW Group is considering implementing a direct-to-consumer sales model for their MINI and BMW brands.

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Honda wants to make ‘edgy’ EVs without fake manual transmissions, unlike Toyota

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Honda is shying away from the idea of adding fake manual transmissions to its upcoming EV lineup, unlike Toyota , which has filed for patents to introduce the technology. more….

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SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket completes 50th orbital launch of 2022

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SpaceX has successfully launched French satellite communications provider Eutelsat’s Hotbird 13G satellite, chipping away at a jam-packed November manifest and completing Falcon 9’s 50th launch of 2022.

Saudi Arabia is launching its own EV brand with its oil money

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Saudi Arabia, a country known for its oil production, announced today that it is launching its own electric car brand called Ceer in partnership with Foxconn and BMW. more…. The post Saudi Arabia is launching its own EV brand with its oil money appeared first on Electrek.

Tesla driver gets minor injuries after train crashes into EV: report

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There are several things that drivers never want to be involved in. A crash with a train is definitely one of them. Fortunately for a driver in Santa Clara, she happened to be inside a Tesla, and she was able to escape the frightening ordeal with minor injuries. .

Lucid Motors (LCID) will unveil its full EV lineup this month including Air Pure, here’s what to expect

Electrek

On November 15, Lucid Motors announced it will stream a global launch event called “In the Air and Beyond,” in which the American automaker will debut the final two trims of its flagship sedan – the Air Pure and Air Touring.

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Honda CEO shares reservations about simulated manual transmissions for EVs

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While veteran Japanese automaker Toyota seems to be pondering the idea of electric vehicles with manual transmissions, its longtime rival, Honda, has stated that it will likely not be pursuing any sort of simulated or artificial manual transmission for its upcoming EVs.

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Vintage Nissan Leaf-powered electric pickup packs ‘2X the power, 3X the torque’ of the gas burner

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Nissan flaunted a modified vintage electric truck at SEMA 2022 fitted with a Nissan Leaf motor. The vintage-looking EV pickup was created by Tommy Pike Customs and delivers considerably more power than the original four-cylinder gas burner. more….

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Nikola posts Q3 earnings beat fueled by Tre deliveries, energy business

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Nikola ( NASDAQ: NKLA ) posted an earnings beat for Q3 by beating Wall Street consensus estimates.

Hyundai converts core Kia plant to mass-produce EVs spearheading European campaign

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The Hyundai Motor Group announced it will mass-produce battery electric vehicles at Kia Autoland Slovakia, one of the automaker’s core plants, kicking off its European EV campaign. more….

Polestar takes $1.6 billion loan to achieve growth targets

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Polestar announced today it received financing from two major shareholders, totaling $1.6 billion, to achieve its future growth targets. The global economy is in a tumultuous period, especially in Europe, where energy issues continue to run rampant.