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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Rice study suggests stress among misaligned particles in LiFePO4 cathodes limits flow

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The Rice lab of materials scientist Ming Tang has analyzed nano- and micro-scale interactions within lithium iron phosphate cathodes through modeling and imaging offered by the transmission X-ray microscopy capabilities at Brookhaven National Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory.

Tesla Giga Shanghai returns to work with 8k workers, battery and motor lines at full speed


Tesla Gigafactory Shanghai has finally reawakened. Following a shutdown that began at the end of March, Tesla’s China-based electric vehicle factory formally resumed its production operations on Tuesday local time. About 8,000 workers are reportedly in the Gigafactory Shanghai complex.

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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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Frito-Lay debuts pilot for upcoming electric fleet in Carrollton, TX

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Frito-Lay announced a new electric fleet that will serve the Dallas Fort Worth area, specifically Carrollton. The first pilot Ford eTransit truck has arrived just in time for Earth Day, with 40 arriving later this summer. The trucks will deliver locally and reduce Frito-Lay’s annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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


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).

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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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Elon Musk’s Twitter acquisition efforts may find formidable ally in Apollo Global


Apollo Global Management Inc., one of the largest buyout firms in the market, is reportedly considering participating in a bid for social media platform Twitter.

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

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


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….

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.

Volvo Cars invests in ultrafast battery maker StoreDot


Volvo Cars has invested in StoreDot , an Israel-based electric vehicle battery startup, through its venture capital arm, Volvo Cars Tech Fund. more…. The post Volvo Cars invests in ultrafast battery maker StoreDot appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla urges judge to pause CA DFEH’s widespread racial discrimination lawsuit


American electric vehicle maker Tesla has urged a California judge to pause a lawsuit filed by the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), which accused the company of rampant racism at its Fremont Factory.

Raldey MT-V3 electric skateboard review: This beginner board is even better on CloudWheels


The $449 Raldey MT-V3 electric longboard is a worthy option for beginners venturing into electric skateboarding.

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


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.

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


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.

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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.

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Review: CellPowa 2500 launched as massive off-grid battery power station, and we tested it!


BigBlue previously cut its teeth on a number of green energy and power supply products, including a modestly sized 500Wh portable power station and folding solar panel.

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


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.

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


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 Boring Company in talks with Kyle, TX for pedestrian tunnel


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.

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


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….

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SpaceX discusses Starlink service with Delta Air Lines


Delta Air Lines tested Starlink technology and are in talks with SpaceX’s broadband unit, the airlines’ Chief Executive Ed Bastian told the Wall Street Journal. Bastian declined to provide specifics on Delta’s Starlink tests.

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


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.

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


Envoy Technologies has made the Tesla Model Y an official amenity for visitors of the Mondrian South Beach hotel in Miami.

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Tesla Giga Shanghai officially restarts production with employees sleeping at the factory, expects slow ramp


Tesla Gigafactory Shanghai has now officially restarted production with reportedly 8,000 employees, who will be living and sleeping at the factory in a closed-loop system as there are still a lot of restrictions. A slow production ramp is to be expected. more….

Elon Musk, looking for backers, is reportedly willing to boost personal Twitter investment to $15B


Tesla CEO Elon Musk is reportedly willing to boost his investment into social media platform Twitter to as high as $15 billion while continuing to look for financial backers who could help perform a traditional buyout.

Pick up Greenworks’ electric hedge trimmer for a 2022 low of $35, more in New Green Deals


Are you looking for the best way to trim up your yard this summer, then consider picking up. Today, it fell to $35 at Amazon, which marks the lowest price that we’ve seen in years and saves $13 from its normal going rate.

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


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.

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


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.

BMW Says Tesla's Electric Vehicle Dominance Is Over


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


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….

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Mercedes EQS SUV joins the brand's EV range

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Mercedes-Benz launch Tesla Model Model X rival with its EQS SUV

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Drive Electric Earth Day continues this weekend, with in-person outdoor events around the US


Plug in America, the Sierra Club, and the Electric Auto Association are hosting their annual Drive Electric Earth Day event where advocates educate attendees about EV ownership.