Tue.Feb 22, 2022

QUANTRON introduces new CIZARIS 12m electric bus; BEV first, fuel cell model next year

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QUANTRON has unveiled its new 12m electric bus called CIZARIS. The new bus model in the Augsburg-based company’s bus portfolio will be launched as an all-electric version (CIZARIS 12 EV), followed in 2023 by a fuel cell drive (CIZARIS 12 H) that uses a largely identical powertrain.

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What should the charging station of the future look like?

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Will the electric-vehicle charging station of the future look a lot like a gas station, or will it involve more clusters of chargers in corners of vast blacktop parking lots?

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MAN accelerating production of heavy-duty e-trucks, presents near-production prototype

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MAN Truck & Bus is accelerating the production of heavy-duty e-trucks in Munich to as early as the beginning of 2024 with prompt delivery of an initial 200 units. This is almost a year earlier than originally planned.

Polestar aims for a climate-neutral car by 2030, seeks help from suppliers and beyond

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Polestar aims to build a truly climate-neutral car by 2030—in that it will not only eliminate emissions from driving but from every different aspect of production, and even sales and support.

Hubject publishes Open Plug&Charge protocol

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Hubject, an e-mobility specialist founded in 2012 by leading companies in the energy, technology, and automotive industries ( earlier post ), has published the Open Plug&Charge Protocol (OPCP) , the first independent protocol to standardize the Plug&Charge EV ecosystem. This publication further empowers software engineers and EV charging experts to focus on developing customer-oriented, easy–to–use EV charging solutions to foster the adoption of electric vehicles further.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s lawyer alleges that SEC leaked info from federal investigation


It appears that the ongoing battle between the SEC and Tesla CEO Elon Musk is far from over. In a letter addressed to New York Judge Alison Nathan on Monday, Musk’s lawyer, Alex Spiro, accused the Securities and Exchange Commission of leaking information from its investigation. .

LanzaTech, Northwestern, ORNL engineer microbe to convert industrial waste gases to acetone or isopropanol

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A team of scientists from LanzaTech, Northwestern University and the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have engineered a microbe to convert molecules of industrial waste gases, such as carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide, into acetone and isopropanol (IPA).

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SINTEF, ECONNECT model LNG, ammonia and liquid CO2 flow rates in floating cryogenic pipes

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SINTEF Energy Research and ECONNECT Energy have developed a novel computational fluid dynamic (CFD) modeling tool to predict LNG, ammonia and liquid carbon dioxide flow rates in floating, flexible cryogenic pipes.

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Tesla gets patent for automatic tire inflation system for the Semi


The United States Patent and Trademark Office issued a Tesla patent, dated February 22, 2022, for a Class 8 truck. According to the abstract, Tesla’s latest patent is for an Automatic Tire Inflation System (ATIS).

UCSC chemists develop gallium-aluminum composite for rapid generation of hydrogen under ambient conditions

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UC Santa Cruz chemists have developed a simple method to make aluminum nanoparticles that split water and generate hydrogen gas rapidly under ambient conditions.

Elon Musk: Tesla is working to make Steam video games work in its vehicles


Elon Musk said that Tesla is working to make Steam’s library of video games work on its onboard vehicle computer. Tesla has been working to expand its presence in the video game space.

Norwegian Green Platform Initiative awarding $11M to support sustainable battery production

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FREYR Battery announced that the Research Council of Norway, Innovation Norway, and Siva have granted $11 million (NOK 100 million) through the Norwegian Green Platform initiative to a consortium of companies, including FREYR. The initiative is intended to provide a platform to establish sustainable battery production.

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Tesla obtains patent for automatic tire inflation system for Tesla Semi electric truck


Today, Tesla was granted a patent for a new automatic tire inflation system enabling to adjust tire pressure in real-time in the upcoming Tesla Semi electric truck. more… The post Tesla obtains patent for automatic tire inflation system for Tesla Semi electric truck appeared first on Electrek.

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Volta Trucks confirms €230M Series C funding

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Full-electric commercial vehicle manufacturer and services provider Volta Trucks announced the successful and oversubscribed conclusion of its Series C funding round with a €230-million (US$260-million) capital raise. The funding round was led by New York-based Luxor Capital, while initial seed investor, Byggmästare Anders J Ahlström of Stockholm, added to its holding in the company as well as bringing further direct and indirect co-investors to the cap table.

Arcimoto and Faction unveil a ‘driverless’ 75 mph three-wheeled electric delivery vehicle


Arcimoto teamed up with Faction to announce the new Faction D1 electric delivery vehicle based on the Arcimoto FUV, but with updated tech to make it driverless. However, the duo are playing a bit fast and loose with the term “driverless.”

STMicroelectronics introduces Stellar E microcontrollers optimized for EVs and domain and zonal architectures

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STMicroelectronics has introduced new automotive microcontrollers (MCUs) optimized for electric vehicles and centralized (domain and zonal) electronic architectures. They enable EVs to become more affordable, drive further, and charge faster. In current EVs, high-efficiency SiC-based (silicon carbide) power modules enable the greatest driving range and faster charging.

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Here’s how your Tesla could be affected by AT&T’s 3G network shutdown


AT&T will officially shut down its 3G network today, completing a phase-out of the near-obsolete connectivity as newer, high-speed options are now available. If you own a Model S vehicle built before June 2015, your car may be affected.

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Review: New Aventon Sinch fat tire electric bike updated, easier than ever to mount up and ride!


The Aventon Sinch was already one of the best-quality small-diameter-wheel fat tire e-bikes in the value category, but now it’s gotten even better.

VW ID.Buzz photos, Ford EV spinoff, buying EV6 and Ioniq 5, charging station of the future: Today’s Car News

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Tesla has pushed past a million of its larger battery cells. Ford is thinking about a spinoff for its EV business. VW keeps teasing electric Microbus details ahead of the big reveal. Kia and Hyundai have the same parent but very different EV availability in the U.S.

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These unique two-bladed floating wind turbines will be deployed by 2024


Petrofac , a London-headquartered global company that designs, builds, and operates energy facilities, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Amsterdam-based Seawind Ocean Technology to deploy the latter’s two-bladed floating wind turbines.

SpaceX to send retired Starship to local Texas airport, says Elon Musk


In a brief Twitter exchange, the Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport (BRO) appears to have talked SpaceX CEO Elon Musk into turning a retired Starship prototype into a public exhibit.

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Tesla launches Model Y in the UK and other right-hand-drive markets


Tesla has launched the Model Y in the United Kingdom and several other right-hand-drive markets as the electric SUV is solidifying its position as the most popular EV in the world. more… The post Tesla launches Model Y in the UK and other right-hand-drive markets appeared first on Electrek.

VW ID. Buzz details released

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New electric all-rounder VW ID. Buzz and ID. Buzz Cargo to debut this year

Volkswagen shares EPA ranges for 2022 ID.4, RWD Pro model sees 20 mile increase compared to 2021


Volkswagen of America has shared its EPA-estimated ranges for the 2022 versions of its ID.4 Pro electric SUV. While each of the 2022 trims of the ID.4 Pro saw range increases, it was the RWD version that saw the biggest jump to 280 miles compared to 260 in Volkswagen’s 2021 model.

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Tesla hit with $1.27M subrogation claim from State Farm in 2020 house fire


Tesla has been hit with a $1.27 million subrogation claim filed by State Farm related to a house fire that heavily damaged a home in Carmel, Indiana in 2020. State Farm claims that a “defect in design or manufacture” of the couple’s 2016 Tesla Model S started the fire, and is seeking the $1.27

Lucid Motors to recall over 200 Air EVs due to potential safety issue with the suspension


Lucid Group announced a recall of 203 of its flagship Air luxury sedans today, citing a potential issue surrounding the installation of the front strut damper in the suspension. This appears to be a precautionary recall as no failures of the part have been reported yet, according to Lucid Motors.

Antares rocket launches Cygnus spacecraft to the International Space Station


Northrup Grumman has launched a fresh batch of supplies and equipment to the International Space Station with its Antares rocket and Cygnus spacecraft.

Polestar 0 Project announces partners and invites others to join the effort to deliver a climate-neutral EV by 2030


Swedish EV automaker Polestar has begun sharing its initial list of potential collaborators for its Polestar 0 Project – the company’s initiative to change the way cars are made by eliminating emissions from the entire supply chain.

Lucid Air prepares for its first recall for strut damper replacement


Lucid Group is communicating to owners of the Air electric vehicle that it will be issuing a recall for front strut dampers that may have been manufactured by the supplier with the snap ring installed in the wrong orientation.

Electrify America partners with Kia to provide EV6 customers up to 4,000 miles free charging


North American EV charging network Electrify America has announced a collaboration with Kia America to provide 1,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of free charging to EV6 customers. According to EA, this should equate to about 3,500-4,000 miles of complimentary charging.

President Biden to announce investments that will secure Made in America mineral supply chain


President Joe Biden and the White House will announce major investments to expand the domestic critical minerals supply chain later today. The plans intend to break the United States’ dependence on China while boosting sustainable practices.

A Chinese company is building a colossal 16 MW offshore wind turbine [Update]


Zhongshan, China-headquartered MingYang Smart Energy is in the process of building the largest offshore wind turbine yet: the MySE 16.0-242 wind turbine. Once it launches, it will dwarf the 14-megawatt (MW) GE Haliade-X. Why do they keep getting bigger?

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Tesla agrees to pay $275,000 penalty to EPA after violating Clean Air Act


Tesla and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) settled the electric automaker’s Clean Air Act violation from April 2021. Tesla will pay a $275,000 penalty. The EPA announced the terms of the settlement earlier today.

Fast, stealthy Babymaker II electric bike launched at ultra-low price, touts USA assembly in Detroit


The folks over at the electric bicycle company FLX caught lightning in a bottle two years ago when they launched the original Babymaker electric bicycle. Now, the company is back up on a hill in a thunderstorm, jar in hand, hoping to do it again.

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As Tesla waits for Giga Berlin’s final approval, critics reiterate water supply concerns


Tesla’s Gigafactory Berlin is raring to go, with the facility producing preproduction Model Ys over the past weeks. With the massive factory still awaiting its final approval, some of Giga Berlin’s critics have reiterated concerns about the electric vehicle factory’s water consumption.

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Einride purchases 200 Class 8 battery-electric trucks from BYD to be deployed in the US using its Saga technology platform


BYD has announced that Swedish freight technology company, Einride , has purchased 200 of its 8TT battery-electric trucks – the company’s largest heavy-duty BEV sale outside of Asia.

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Tesla Model X Plaid sets record with 2.3-sec 0-60 mph launch, 9.7-sec quarter-mile


Tesla’s Plaid series seem to be created for one thing. They exist to highlight the idea that electric cars are superior to internal combustion vehicles, full stop.

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