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Mitsubishi Heavy looking to commercialize nuclear microreactors by end of next decade; 500kW output

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The Nikkei reports that Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI)is moving ahead with its plans to develop and commercialize nuclear microreactors—reactors small enough to be delivered on trucks—by the end of the next decade. At 3 meters tall and 4 meters wide, the microreactors will weigh less than 40 tons. The reactor and power generating equipment will fit inside a standard 40' cargo container.

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Tesla vehicles can no longer be bought at the end of their lease

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With used-car prices skyrocketing, Tesla is no longer allowing customers to buy cars at the end of leases. "All Tesla vehicles delivered on or after April 15, 2022, are not eligible for purchase," according to new language on the company's website first spotted by Electrek. "Third-party dealerships and third-party individuals are not eligible to.

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CEMEX, Sasol and ENERTRAG partner to turn CO2 from cement plant into Sustainable Aviation Fuel

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Mexico-based global construction materials company CEMEX is partnering with integrated chemicals and energy company Sasol ecoFT and renewable energy company ENERTRAG to combine CO 2 with hydrogen to produce sustainable aviation fuel. This project is part of CEMEX’s Future in Action program to reduce its carbon footprint and contribute to a circular economy and an integral component of CEMEX’s master plan to develop a carbon neutral operation at its Rüdersdorf cement plant by 2030.

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2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV preview

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Mercedes-Benz on Tuesday unveiled the EQS SUV, a higher-riding counterpart to the EQS sedan launched last year. The new model is scheduled to reach United States dealerships later this year, as a 2023 model. The EQS SUV shares Mercedes' EVA platform with both the EQS and EQE sedans. It also has the same 126-inch wheelbase as the EQS sedan, but is.

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How serious is Norway about climate change? So much that its streetlights self-dim

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Penske orders 750 Ford E-Transit cargo vans for rental and leasing fleet

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Penske Truck Leasing has ordered 750 all-electric Ford E-Transit cargo vans. The company is taking delivery of its first several vehicles in the next several weeks. The move follows successfully piloting the vehicles late last year. Penske’s first Ford E-Transit vehicles will be made available in Southern California with other locations around the US phased in later in the year.

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SpaceX sends two drone ships to sea for back-to-back Starlink, astronaut launches

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SpaceX has sent both of its East Coast drone ships to sea to support an upcoming pair of back-to-back Falcon 9 launches and landings. The ‘autonomous spaceport drone ship ‘ (ASDS) Just Read The Instructions (JRTI) left first, exiting Florida’s Port Canaveral with the help of a tugboat on April 16th. On April 18th, drone ship A Shortfall of Gravitas (ASOG) followed suit, shadowing JRTI en route to a similar location northeast of Cape Canaveral.

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Tesla bulls Ark Invest predicts shares will reach $4,600 by 2026

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Tesla bulls from Ark Invest expect TSLA stock to be valued at $4,600 by 2026. Ark previously estimated that TSLA stocks would reach $3,000 per share by 2025. The investment management firm laid out all its price target expectations, as seen in the chart below. (Credit: Ark Invest). Ark still believes that Tesla’s self-driving robotaxi fleet, equipped with the company’s self-driving software, is the key to achieving $4,600 per share. “Tesla’s prospective robotaxi business

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Volvo Cars Tech Fund makes strategic investment in extreme fast charging battery company StoreDot

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Volvo Cars, through the Volvo Cars Tech Fund, has made a strategic investment in StoreDot, the pioneer of extreme fast charging technologies for electric vehicles. ( Earlier post.). StoreDot is on track to begin mass producing its “100in5” cells as early as 2024, achieving 100 miles of charge in just five minutes. The investment gives Volvo Cars the opportunity to collaborate closely with StoreDot on new battery technology, as it aims to become a pure electric car company by 2030.

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Fastned’s 10th Anniversary — 10 Years Creating Freedom For Electric Drivers

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Fastned’s 10th anniversary was in February. What happened before and in those 10 years? How did they succeed in creating freedom for electric drivers? And what about the future? How it all began In 1990, California created its Zero Emission Vehicle Mandate. It forced the 7 largest carmakers selling cars in California to start making […].

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Researchers find gold-curcumin nanocomposite is efficient catalyst for electrooxidation of ethanol and methanol

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Researchers at the Clemson Nanomaterials Institute (CNI) and their collaborators from the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning (SSSIHL) in India discovered a novel way to combine curcumin—the substance in turmeric—and gold nanoparticles to create an electrode that requires 100 times less energy to convert ethanol or methanol into electricity efficiently.

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Faurecia and Accenture partner on products and services for connected and autonomous vehicles

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Mercedes-Benz officially unveils details of upcoming EQS SUV, arriving in US late 2022

Electrek

Following two years of teasing the public, Mercedes-Benz has finally pulled the entire sheet off its EQS SUV. When it arrives at dealers toward the end of this year, the new model will be the first SUV on Mercedes’ EQ line to arrive in the US. There’s lots to unfold here, so let’s dig in. more…. The post Mercedes-Benz officially unveils details of upcoming EQS SUV, arriving in US late 2022 appeared first on Electrek.

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Battery startup licenses ORNL electrolyte and thin-film coating technologies

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Several electrolyte and thin-film coating technologies, developed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, have been licensed by BTRY , a battery technology company based in Virginia, to make batteries with increased energy density, at lower cost, and with an improved safety profile in crashes. The enabling technologies, called Safe Impact Resistant Electrolytes, or SAFIRE, are particularly suitable for application in the electric vehicles and aerospace industries.

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Jeep Grand Cherokee PHEV tested, EQS SUV revealed, Kia electric pickup, Tesla leases: Today’s Car News

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We drive the Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe plug-in hybrid. Mercedes-Benz details its upcoming EQS SUV. Kia says an electric pickup for the U.S. won’t be basic. And Tesla closes the door on buying leased vehicles. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. In a first test of the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe, we found this plug-in hybrid SUV to.

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BMW Says Tesla's Electric Vehicle Dominance Is Over

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BMW Group sales boss Pieter Nota believes Tesla had a unique selling point for quite some time, but "that's over.

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ExxonMobil announces 6th oil discovery offshore Guyana with Ranger-1; Guyana may move from non-producer to regional powerhouse

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Check Out These Cool, Weird, Innovative EVs!

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Electric scooters, one-wheelers, mini taxi cabs -- with so much enthusiasm about EVs these days, the newest entrants to the field are alternatives that appeal to smaller segments of the market.

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Ex-SEC Chair advises Tesla’s Elon Musk to cease attacking the agency: “Stop acting like a child”

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Elon Musk’s dislike for the United States Securities and Exchange Commission has been out in the open for several years now, but in a recent interview, former SEC Chairman Harvey Pitt opted to share some choice words with the Tesla CEO. Pitt noted that Musk’s tendency to attack the SEC is “immature and narcissistic.” Musk is currently looking to purchase Twitter, though the social media company’s Board of Directors has enacted a “poison pill” strategy in

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U.N. Kills Any Plans to Use Mercury as a Rocket Propellant

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A recent United Nations provision has banned the use of mercury in spacecraft propellant. Although no private company has actually used mercury propellant in a launched spacecraft, the possibility was alarming enough—and the dangers extreme enough—that the ban was enacted just a few years after one U.S.-based startup began toying with the idea. Had the company gone through with its intention to sell mercury propellant thrusters to some of the companies building massive satellite constellations o

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How Cars Can Help Us Undermine Putin’s Power

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While there are just a few things people can do to ameliorate the conflict, cars are one of our most powerful weapons against Putin’s war machine. As the gruesome events are unfolding in Ukraine, my heart goes out to all the victims of Putin’s assault. As a half-Russian, I also feel for those Russians who […].

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The Boring Company in talks with Kyle, TX for pedestrian tunnel

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Update: The City of Kyle informed Teslarati that the Council directed staff to negotiate a contract with The Boring Company for a pedestrian underpass on April 5, 2022. Action has been postponed regarding the approval of a professional services agreement between TBC and the City of Kyle. The approval for The Boring Company’s pedestrian underpass may be discussed at the next Council meeting on May 3, 2022, but there is no solid date yet.

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Make A Wish Foundation & “What’s Inside?” Helped 5-Year-Old Ride In A Tesla Roadster

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Dan Markham, Founder of What’s Inside? (a very popular YouTube channel), recently shared how he and the Make A Wish Foundation helped make the wish of 5-year-old Jordan come true. Jordan wanted to meet What’s Inside? and ride in a Tesla Roadster. Jordan’s Story According to the Make A Wish Foundation, Jordan’s wish was to […].

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Tesla Model Y becomes a hotel amenity thanks to ride-sharing platform Envoy

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Envoy Technologies has made the Tesla Model Y an official amenity for visitors of the Mondrian South Beach hotel in Miami. The ride-sharing platform announced this morning that it has entered the hospitality market by making the Model Y available to hotel guests without the hassle and expense of traditional rental services. For the first time, Envoy is launching at a hotel, previously building its EV share offering in multifamily housing communities and office buildings.

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Elon Musk claims Tesla owners have ‘super low usage’ of included mobile charger, but stats show otherwise

Electrek

Tesla recently announced that it won’t be including its mobile charging connector with every new car, which it had been doing for years. Elon Musk claimed that the reason behind the controversial move was that Tesla was seeing ‘super low usage’ from owners based on internal statistics. However, convincing third-party data shows the exact opposite. more….

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Tesla’s 2022 expectations hinge on hit from Giga Shanghai shutdown

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Tesla ( NASDAQ: TSLA ) is set to report its earnings for the first quarter of 2022 tomorrow evening, and analyst expectations seem to be hinging on whether the automaker’s facility in Shanghai, China, will negatively affect the its ability to report positive deliveries for the rest of the year. Gigafactory Shanghai has been shut down for several weeks and resumed production today after a shutdown due to a COVID-19 breakout.

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Audi Urbansphere Concept Debuts As Self-Driving Electric Minivan

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The roomiest Audi ever measures 216.9 inches in length and 133.8 inches between the axles but only seats four, so what gives?

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Tesla attacked in multi-million-dollar national ad campaign as part of billionaire’s bizarre Senate run?

Electrek

Tesla’s Full Self-Driving (FSD) package is being attacked as part of a new multi-million-dollar national ad campaign started by a billionaire who willingly admits his bizarre Senate run is all about attacking Elon Musk and Tesla’s self-driving system. more…. The post Tesla attacked in multi-million-dollar national ad campaign as part of billionaire’s bizarre Senate run?

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Check Out This Extreme Tesla Model S Widebody Kit Coming To SEMA 2022

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It’s the work of a company called Competition Carbon and it completely transforms the look of the Model S.

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Tesla’s consumer bond-to-brand intensity ranks second only behind Disney: study

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Tesla fans, owners, and enthusiasts are among the most bonded to their brand, a new study shows. Ranking only behind Disney, Tesla was second in the new study, conducted by MBLM, which assessed how consumers bond with the brands they use and love. Disney, Tesla, and Apple round out the top three, with scores of 68.1, 67.4, and 65.3, respectively. The Brand Intimacy Model , which determines the level of commitment and love consumers have for a specific brand, was developed by MBLM to determine ho

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Blix Ultra launched as 28 MPH fat tire electric bike, touts 1,350W motor and 80-mile range

Electrek

Santa Cruz-based electric bicycle company Blix has launched its new Blix Ultra as the brand’s first fat tire off-road adventure e-bike. But true to its roots, Blix’s new e-bike looks like it’d make a great commuter or urban assault e-bike as well. more…. The post Blix Ultra launched as 28 MPH fat tire electric bike, touts 1,350W motor and 80-mile range appeared first on Electrek.

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The Chain Reaction That Propels Civilization

Cars That Think

Thanks to the catalytic converter in their cars, most people have an idea of what catalysis is. It refers to a chemical reaction that is enabled, or greatly speeded up, by the presence of one or more other chemicals. A catalytic converter , for example, uses palladium, rhodium, and platinum to convert pollutants like carbon monoxide, nitric oxide, and nitrogen dioxide into water and carbon dioxide.

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A Louisiana graphite processing plant that supplies Tesla to get a $107M DOE loan

Electrek

The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Loan Programs Office has announced a conditional commitment to lend up to $107 million to Syrah Technologies for its Syrah Vidalia Facility in Vidalia, Louisiana. The facility produces a finished natural graphite-based active anode material (AAM), a critical material used in lithium-ion batteries. . more…. The post A Louisiana graphite processing plant that supplies Tesla to get a $107M DOE loan appeared first on Electrek.

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Why I Became An Advocate for Girls and Women

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Readers of my “ A Father’s Perspective About Daughters and Engineering ” and “ Fathers Can Be Gender Equity Advocates ” articles often ask what inspired me to become such a strong advocate for girls and women. The answer? My mother, Wedad Ahmad Bani Yaseen. She was my mentor. I owe her everything I have and will achieve in life. She died on 8 March.

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LG Magna ePowertrain breaks ground on new facility to build components for GM EVs

Electrek

LG Magna ePowertrain, a recently launched joint venture between LG Electronics and Magna International , has broken ground on a new facility in Mexico, the JV’s first production footprint in North America. When completed, the 260,000-square-foot plant will produce a multitude of powertrain components to support electric vehicle production from General Motors (GM). more….

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Judge Rules Elon Musk Was Lying In "Taking Tesla Private" Tweets

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Musk may not be able to argue that the SEC "coerced" him, but he already made the claim publically.

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Tesla (TSLA) Q1 2022 earnings preview: Here’s what to expect

Electrek

Tesla (TSLA) is set to announce its first-quarter 2022 financial results tomorrow, April 20, after the markets close. As usual, a conference call and Q&A with Tesla’s management is scheduled after the results. Here we’ll take a look below at what both the street and retail investors are expecting for the quarterly results. more…. The post Tesla (TSLA) Q1 2022 earnings preview: Here’s what to expect appeared first on Electrek.

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